foreWARD's 2017 Pilot
Updated: Jan 7, 2020
Started in 2016, the animatic for foreWARD’s first episode was completed mid-2017. Now, it's fairly out of date, as some changes will be taking place in the final version. Most notably:
A stronger cold open that shows a glimpse of the past with Kusari, as well as a short scene of Mitsuki’s morning routine, will be added to ease into the setting of Chuushu proper.
The floorplan for the setting has finally been developed, so this will actually change a few structural things and set pieces in the lobby. We'll be making adjustments where necessary to better reflect the actual layout of the scenes.
Okuda’s letter will be changed to a voicemail. In the first few drafts, we weren’t 100% sure on how far along technology had advanced, so there weren’t any cell phones until we were deep into production. To stay on task, we left the letter as-is since Okuda’s a bit old-fashioned anyway, but we’re definitely changing it for the final version.
The finale to the fight with the Ayakashi is being altered for clarity. The purpose of Zeiryo’s blessing doesn’t read, as Okuda is 100% responsible for the Ayakashi’s death. Zeiryo is merely blessing its spirit so it may pass on into the afterlife.
Finally, some re-recording is unfortunately necessary for the above scenes, as well as some dialogue alteration, re-casting, and so forth.