'Beyond Creation' Anime Short Created With Live2D

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Aniplex acquired majority stake in Live2D last year

Software developer Live2D began streaming a short animation titled "Beyond Creation" last Saturday. The animation was made largely through the company's own Live2D software, and was produced and planned by the company's Live2D Creative Studio design team. The short stars Natsumi Fujiwara as the drawing boy Louie, and Haruka Tomatsu as the mysterious girl Epsilon.

Aniplex announced a business capital tie-up and its acquisition of a majority stake in Live2D in March last year. Aniplex plans to implement "Live2D" drawing and animation software in a feature-length animated film. Both companies plan to use their various specialties toward new types of expression in anime and games.

The Live2D software first launched in 2009 with the goal of allowing uses to work with two-dimensional models in three-dimensional space. More than 300 video, game, and app titles have utilized the software.

Source: Animation Business Journal (Tadashi Sudo)

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