Sankaku Complex broke the news, but today I actually went to TOEI Animation Philippines and confirmed it. TOEI is producing Dragonball Z in High Definition. They no longer have the original cels or artwork, which means they are re-drawing on captured images from the existing videos. Some new art will be drawn to expand the dimensions to fit wide-screen aspect ratios. It’s hard to explain the process, but I actually got to do it myself.
The guy trolling me is mechafetish’s brother (and mechafetish, and my own wife). The twerp was holding the camera. The second video is me doing some excellent background artwork on One Piece episode 392 (if I’m not mistaken). If anyone can cap where this frame appears in that episode, I’ll find some way to reward the person.
There will be more content to come from our very educational and enlightening visit to TOEI Animation Philippines. Watch out for it! Thanks to Joey Hernandez who gave us a great tour, Jarlon and Riza Sison for extending the invitation; and Soya Satoshi Sachou for being such a gracious host and for being so generous of his time and being a game interviewee.
The first episode is out, and I wrote a post just to celebrate!