Thursday, April 06, 2006

Da Capo II - Promo Video




No, unfortunately it's not a preview for a Da Capo II anime series (that'll probably depend how well the game sells) but there's a preview video for the game here:

http://www.pachi.ac/%7emulti/download/index/DC2.html

It's kind of fun to watch, you can definitely see the resemblances between some of the characters in Da Capo II and their ancestors in the original Da Capo (since Da Capo II is set 70+ years in the future and you see a lot of familiar last names...). The video's 4 1/2 minutes long, and almost the first half of it is black-and-white shots from the original, before it does a Wizard of Oz and goes color with shots from Da Capo II. Not being able to read Japanese, I can't say if much is given away about the plot, but if this does get made into an anime series I hope they have a good mix of drama and humor like the original. There's snow involved this time, so maybe there's going to be a Kanon-like atmosphere for part of it (maybe set in winter->spring?).

There are also sample CGs up in the character section on the main Da Capo II page:

http://circus.nandemo.gr.jp/sakuhin/dc2/index.html

If you can't tell from previous posts, I loved the original Da Capo anime--I have no interest in the game since I can't read/understand Japanese, but I'm hoping that Da Capo II will have a compelling enough story and be popular enough that someday we'll get to see it animated as well. I wonder if Kotori-obaasan or Nemu-obaasan will make a cameo...no clue on that from the preview...

3 comments:

Stripey said...

Wow! Thanks for the link! Loved the promo. Hope it has a story as compelling as its original to make an anime rendition some day.

mikemil828 said...

Wow, 70+ years, guess no original Da Capo Cameos then eh? Considering everyone probably dead by then

Wavehawk said...

Not exactly. Sakura returns, as well as... "Grandpa Asakura". On the one hand, it's fun to go back to the same place and seeing that it's happening all over again, but at the same time, if you're attached to the older characters, it's a bit...difficult.