A Week of Memories part 2: Mike

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Re: A Week of Memories part 2: Mike

Post by Hanako-San » Tue Jan 10, 2012 1:13 pm

My hat off to him. The animations were beautiful.

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Re: A Week of Memories part 2: Mike

Post by Guestwin » Tue Jan 10, 2012 1:28 pm

I can't be the only one that saw it coming for a while. I frequently visited Mike's dA page because he makes terrific KS fanart. And if you read between the lines, you could work out that he was working on something animated for KS. I was surpised to see them immediately after Act 1 though, I wasn't really expecting something till the end.

Naturally, the results were great. I was lucky enough to catch him on Livestream once where he was doing an animation for deIz. Truly impressive to see his skillset at work. He makes it look so easy.

So thanks for all the hard work Mike!

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Re: A Week of Memories part 2: Mike

Post by Uliana » Tue Jan 10, 2012 1:38 pm

The animations in KS are some of the best things I've seen in a VN, especially if you consider that only a small handful of professional VN's have full-motion video, let alone amateur works.

Mike Inel, para sa iyo to kabayan :D

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Re: A Week of Memories part 2: Mike

Post by delta » Tue Jan 10, 2012 1:44 pm

This probably fits here as well as it will ever fit anywhere.

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The only shot we cut from all the animations, we thought it was distracting.
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Re: A Week of Memories part 2: Mike

Post by Misfile17 » Tue Jan 10, 2012 1:57 pm

delta wrote:This probably fits here as well as it will ever fit anywhere.

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The only shot we cut from all the animations, we thought it was distracting.
Even so it's still nice to see it, :)

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Re: A Week of Memories part 2: Mike

Post by Pata Hikari » Tue Jan 10, 2012 2:31 pm

I have to say, the animations are probably the biggest surprise in the entire game.

If only because the last thing you associate "animated introduction" with is "visual novel made by a bunch of volunteers with no budget"

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Re: A Week of Memories part 2: Mike

Post by Misfile17 » Tue Jan 10, 2012 2:34 pm

Pata Hikari wrote:I have to say, the animations are probably the biggest surprise in the entire game.

If only because the last thing you associate "animated introduction" with is "visual novel made by a bunch of volunteers with no budget"
That's true, which makes it all the more impressive considering it was done in their own time, and they still released it for free, I think that's astounding,

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Re: A Week of Memories part 2: Mike

Post by Merlyn_LeRoy » Tue Jan 10, 2012 3:11 pm

Oh, that Mike...

Someone noticed this in reddit.com/r/katawashoujo

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Re: A Week of Memories part 2: Mike

Post by Pata Hikari » Tue Jan 10, 2012 3:21 pm

I thought it was fairly obvious.

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Re: A Week of Memories part 2: Mike

Post by Jakari » Tue Jan 10, 2012 5:37 pm

I was genuinely surprised when I found these animations seeded between Act 1 and 2. It definitely stepped the entire experience up a notch.

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Re: A Week of Memories part 2: Mike

Post by KeWano » Tue Jan 10, 2012 6:07 pm

@Merlyn_LeRoy:
I knew there was something up with their poses, just couldn't put my finger on what... Thanks for posting it!

And to Mike Inel, great animator who did an awesome job on these animations. I was fairly surprised when the OP was changed to fully animated, but when I saw the FMV's for each character, I was stunned. All of the title cards were really well made, and fitted the game so much. A really nice surprise for one really awesome game. And a great job from Nicol too, creating great pieces of music for these videos too. Really great job overall!
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Re: A Week of Memories part 2: Mike

Post by rhfs » Tue Jan 10, 2012 6:29 pm

I thought the animations were a pleasant surprise and was wondering how much work it took to implement them. Would have never guessed it took that long, which makes it all the more impressive. Good job, Mike.

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Re: A Week of Memories part 2: Mike

Post by Fronzel » Tue Jan 10, 2012 6:42 pm

The animations are great. It was a lovely surprise after re-reading Act 1. Seeing the characters in motion really helped bring them to life, if I can get away with that cliche.

I especially loved the fantastical atmosphere of Rin's animation, which I why I think cutting that one shot was a good idea. It's awfully literal.

Eishu

Re: A Week of Memories part 2: Mike

Post by Eishu » Tue Jan 10, 2012 7:11 pm

Good job! I really enjoyed waht I saw so far, still have a few routes to go.

Deli_Nayar

Re: A Week of Memories part 2: Mike

Post by Deli_Nayar » Tue Jan 10, 2012 7:51 pm

I was impressed and shocked when I saw them for the first time

Have to say the Shizune one touched me the most with the music and scenes being perfect.

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