I’m a huge admirer of Kagaya‘s digital art especially his imaginative depiction of the celestial bodies. I guess it’s because I have a great fascination for what’s out there in our mysterious but wondrous and infinite universe. I love stories relating to the astrological signs and fell in awe of Kagaya’s artistic portrayal of the heavenly world. He managed to weave a little tale of fantasy around his illustrations which I found to be inspiring. His studio has gone on to produce a CG animated planetarium show of his famed art series ‘The Celestial Railroad‘ which was based on Kenji Miyazawa‘s tale called ‘Night of the Milky Way Train‘. Kagaya Studio is currently producing a second CG planetarium show called ‘Tale of the Stars‘ which will be released next year. It will only be screened at 3-D planetariums, not cinemas.
Here’s a teaser trailer for ‘Tale of the Stars: Eternal Shine’
The music is by Himekami and the theme song is performed by ORIGA whose heavenly vocals you can hear in the trailer.
And if you haven’t seen ‘The Celestial Railroad’, here’s a glimpse of what it is about. Made me recall ‘The Polar Express’ which is a favourite Christmas movie. xD