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Patema Inverted (Sakasama no Patema) "Beginning of the Day" PV

So Yoshiura’s new film is getting a prologue, to be released on Nico Nico Douga sometime this weekend. This is the trailer for that short film Web series, which I guess makes it a preview of a preview. How recursive.

It looks like Patema’s going to take Pale Cocoon’s endless underground aesthetic and turn up the grungy desolation a few notches. Most of the sci-fi elements seen there and in Time of Eve seem to be absent, though (note the utter lack of minimalistic transparent displays). It’s just a big world waiting to be explored through innocent eyes.

Edit: I use the phrase “endless underground aesthetic” a lot.

Edit II: <Nitya> are you seeing this? this is moe S.T.A.L.K.E.R.

Edit III: Correction above. Here’s the Nico Nico channel, by the way.