Netflix & Production I.G Debut Pioneering 4K Anime Short ‘Sol Levante’

An intriguing addition has been made to the growing catalog of anime content from Netflix, with the debut of new short Sol Levante . Produced in collaboration with renowned Japanese animation studio Production I.G and the Netflix Creative Technology team, the film is one of the world’s first hand-drawn 4K HDR projects and took two years to complete. The film combines fine traditional animation artistry with cutting edge creative technology to tell the story of a young warrior searching for a sacred place said to fulfill wishes in a world ever wary of angering ancient spirits. “4K and HDR is like getting wings and an engine to see a new horizon where a new era is rising,” said Sol Levante ‘s director Akira Saitoh. “We keep challenging ourselves and being innovative for the future.” Hisashi Ezura, Animation Technical Director on the film, added, “For animators, 4K and HDR gives […]

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