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The Love I'm Searching 4

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This was a project I've been working on for about a year and a half. I'm happy to finally be able to share the final product. The goals of this work were to improve my ability to make backgrounds--because if you know me (or have seen any of my past works/excuses) --they aren't my strongest suit. :3

So what I tried to do was make a mellow episode of a series that mostly only had over-the-top action scenes. This would give me grounds to strengthen an ability to make something beautiful to look at, as well as fun to watch.

***To put the story simply: Ilu would love to be a conductor when she grows up. Likewise, her friends would love to be great artists, dancers, and even skilled musicians. But the daily mechanical grind of their lives don't really lead to any real chances to find that love they're searching for. By the end of the animation, neither Ilu nor any of her friends reach their goals--but based on Ilu's passion, they all get a bit closer somehow. And that was the kind of animation I wanted to make. ***

What you see here is what I'm honored to share with you.

(I'd love supportive comments just as much as the next guy, but if you have something critical to add, please--PLEASE--do so too. Thought-rich comments appreciated above all else.)

Thanks you very much for the Daily 1st, Newgrounds community.
Woot for the FrontPage, NG Staff! I appreciate this so much. :3


This is probably my favorite of your flashes...

Reading the story, the flash makes allot of sense.

But I kinda want to see this in book form or a flash series.
Cause right now it seems kinda jumbled.
It matches the music from the Rentals very well!

It's not a traditional 'anime' style. Which is what I like about it. No ridiculous BIG EYES or curvature female bodies. It's your own style and it works.

I kinda like this attitude of llu, being a bully but using the money to save for being a conductor. Still,want to see some justification for those kids. OH what a plot that would make!

You know...Hans Van Harkin has a publication studio, maybe you should make a manga.

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Skaijo responds:

This IS a part of a flash series, the final part that is.

In order, the series is:

Don't Trip
This is UNMEI
The Love I'm Searching 4

There's also non-cannon fighting fodder sims with:

Trip Impact 1
Trip Impact 2

In fact...

After you read the story, it IS a pretty good animation.

I dont get it

Please send me an PM with explanation!


You got the lyrics somewhere?
I'm don't understand all of the words and i want to sing this song at work, prolly not the "whoohoohoohoo"-Part, though :P

Curiously Wonderful!

I don't five too many things but this was worth it.

I'm not sure how correct I am when it comes to my thoughts but to point out something I find rather spectacular (and existent, mind you):

The animation was very flawed but the flaws were blatantly ignored.
Contradictory to the mood and voice you, and most other folks, would envision when they read this I thought this grand. Ignoring these mistakes and instead making it a consistent style in this animation is not brilliant, but curiously wonderful!


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4.37 / 5.00

Dec 21, 2009
4:40 PM EST
Music Video