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Paprika the Veggiemancer
Blessed by magic, she can grow sentient turnips that help her do chores and garden. She is hot-tempered and very protective.
Gordon is Paprika’s older brother. He was accidentally napiformed by Paprika, she wants to turn him back but can’t! So he is grumpy all the time.
Cale is also cursed, but by another witch, he is slowly being covered by blue mushrooms. One night Paprika catches him eating her turnips but she soon discovers he is harmless otherwise.

Just for fun! I was going to explore the idea more but I think I’ll put it aside for now, I learned a lot in the process though! Maybe I will dig it up again one day!

Thanks for all the support everyone! I’d love to turn this into a real project someday :)

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MOVIE SUGGESTION OF THE WEEK : REDLINE 

Feeling bored? Looking for something good to watch? We suggest Redline, an action drama centered on a clandestine deadly racing tournament.

This japanese animated film is the work of Takeshi Koike and was produced by Madhouse (same company that produced Paprika, other movie that was mentionend in an older post and SHOULD be seen). The original story was written by Katsuhito Ishii.

The story takes place in a distant future where JP, the handsome guy you see above, attempts to win an underground race. 

This movie took seven years to produce because it was completely handmade. An estimated 100,000 drawings were needed for the movie, which is that much more impressive when we take into consideration that Takeshi Koike was just debuting his career.

Although Redline has a very minimalist plot, it is a very exhilerating movie with incredible animation and a pretty chaotic be believable ambiance. It features clever designs and very imaginative creatures and simply demands to be watched!

Check out the trailer here.

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Some games I played while I was away.

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Satoshi Kon’s Paprika (パプリカ) was first released on November 25th, 2006, in Japan.

At the end of the film, when Kogawa Toshimi finally goes to the movies, the camera slowly scrolls over some of the movie posters, the most visible are for Satoshi Kon’s previous three movies: Perfect Blue (1997), Millennium Actress (2001), and Tokyo Godfathers (2003). (IMDb)