Magic 3D Chongqing in the Animation
Project Pandora

05th April 2018

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Even though close to each other, with countless up and down slopes and hills, Chongqing can be completely different from its much more flat neighbor, Chengdu. Characteristic creates labels, so the diversified terrain has made Chongqing known for people as the “Magic 3D City”. Tourists from domestic and overseas start their adventure here, watching unbelievable buildings and transportation. When an animation director travels here, rather than capture the view by photos, he builds a virtual world out of magic Chongqing. The animation - Project Pandora, was released beforehand in Chongqing on March 25th.

擁有魔幻3D地貌的重慶即將再次驚豔世人,3月25日,一部名為《重神機潘多拉》的動畫片在重慶舉行點映會。

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在這部動畫片裏,重慶成了故事發生的原型城市,你可以看到眾多重慶元素:李子壩輕軌站、渝中半島、洪崖洞、火鍋……該片將從28日起陸續在中國、日本和美國上線播出。

Since honored as the original city in reality, Chongqing contributes a lot elements to this animation: Liziba Railway Station, Yuzhong Peninsula, Hongyadong, Hot Pot... From March 28th, Project Pandora has been broadcast online in China, Japan and the United States.

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The director is no one but a lover of complex structure - the Japanese animation as well as mechanical designer, Kawamori Shoji, the father of transform Mecha.

而且,這部動畫片的總導演來頭不小——是被譽為變形機甲之父的日本著名動畫導演、機械設計師河森正治。

Magic-3D-Chongqing-in-the-Animation-Project-Pandora-3Kawamori Shoji 河森正治

在製作《Macross Delta》(2016年播出)尋找素材時,河森無意間看到重慶的輕軌穿樓而過的圖片(李子壩輕軌站),留下了立體城市的印象。

The interest of Chongqing starts from years ago when Kawamori came across a picture where light rail runs through the building while he was searching for materials for Macross Delta (broadcast in 2016), by that time Chongqing has left he an impression of three-dimensional city.

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The light rail is passing through the building in Liziba Railway Station.

穿樓而過的李子壩輕軌站

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Line 2 of Chongqing in the animation.

動畫片中的重慶輕軌二號線

Magic-3D-Chongqing-in-the-Animation-Project-Pandora-7Yuzhong Peninsula in the animation 片中的渝中半島

To produce the work, he actually took a trip here twice. At the first time the team was trying to make sure if Chongqing is the right original city for Project Pandora, however“Once we arrived Chongqing, we were completely conquered.”

據介紹,河森一共到重慶考察了兩次。第一次到重慶,河森實地考察了重慶是否適合作為潘多拉這部作品的舞臺。“當時我們一到重慶,就被重慶徹底地征服了。”他感歎道。

Magic-3D-Chongqing-in-the-Animation-Project-Pandora-9Hongyadong 洪崖洞

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Hongyadong in the animation.

片中的洪崖洞

Talking about the frame trip, Kawamori smiled,“ I was staying at the Hongyadong Hotel, which is absolutely a three-dimensional maze. I was already trilled just by the amusing construction structure. Later I paid a visit to Chongqing Art Museum around the neighborhood, a building with free architectural style. I was shocked at how this city can design constructions so flexibly.”

談起取景之行,河森笑著說:“我入住了立體迷宮般的洪崖洞大酒店,看見那麼有趣的建築構造就已經激動得不行了。隨後我參觀了酒店附近的重慶美術館,建築風格非常自由,這座城市能靈活運用如此設計,我感到震驚。”

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Kawamori was amazed by the architectural style of Chongqing Art Museum.

重慶美術館建築風格令河森驚歎

Kawamori didn’t miss the light rail,of course, “After galloping out of the underground, the light rail runs directly into the gap about 30-level high. You feel like yourself driving an attack helicopter on the street, even more exciting than riding a roller coaster.”Then he visited Wulong Tiankeng, Rift Valley, Ciqikou Ancient Town and other tourist attractions.

河森還搭了輕軌。“從地下飛馳而出後直接穿進了有30層高樓高度的縫隙之間,感覺就像武裝直升飛機在大街上空遊弋,堪比坐過山車一般刺激。”隨後他還去了武隆天坑、地縫、磁器口等景點。

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In the trailer we can find the leading actor is eating hot pot. Kawamori explains that in his mind, hot pot ranks the top place among all kinds of gourmet in Chongqing. “Delicious, but hot”, he laughed.

在預告片裏我們也能看到主角吃火鍋。河森說最喜歡吃的重慶美食就是火鍋。“很好吃,也很辣。”他笑著說。

Magic-3D-Chongqing-in-the-Animation-Project-Pandora-13Chongqing Hot Pot 重慶火鍋

Magic-3D-Chongqing-in-the-Animation-Project-Pandora-14The leading actor is enjoying hot pot 主角吃火鍋

Magic-3D-Chongqing-in-the-Animation-Project-Pandora-8Kawamori in Chongqing street 河森正治在重慶采風

So, what kind of story does the Project Pandora want to tell? According to introduction, the story takes place in a virtual, near-future world in which quantum reactors accidents triggers drastic changes in the world. In the face of biological and mechanical fusion - B.R.A.I, the Pandora squad formed by distinct teammates guard humanity’s most crucial city, the New Xianglong, and launched a battle of survival with BRAI.

那麼,《重神機潘多拉》到底講述了一個怎樣的故事呢?據介紹,故事發生在一個架空的近未來世界,在那個世界,量子反應堆發生事故引發世界劇變。面對生物和機械融合而成的B.R.A.I的入侵,由個性鮮明的隊友組成的潘多拉小隊,守衛人類最關鍵的都市新翔龍,與B.R.A.I展開了一場生死存亡之戰。



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