Production Profile: Bastof Lemon
Title: Bastof Lemon
Genre: SF Mystery Action
Rated: age 9-14
Total Episodes: 26 Episodes X 30min
Release Date: 2001
Category: 2D & 3D Animation
Production: Dongwoo Animation
Category: Copyright © Dongwoo Animation
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- Contact: Shinwan Kim
- Title: Senior Manager, International Division
- Website: www.bastoflemon.co.kr
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High quality animation targeted teenagers. It has a mysterious aspect that is in harmony with futuristic science and a psychic element. This brand new genre is a sensation in the domestic animation industry that has only focused on adventurous subjects for young kids.
- Story/Production Notes
In the latter of 21st century, the Earth is mostly ruined except for Xenon, Chakra and PalmPalm three civilized contries that are coexisting. They suffer from a computer malfunction and are not able to find the cause. Xenon has created energy by blocking a crater in a dormant volcano and but because the computer at the Science Department has a problem they are confronting the crisis of a volcanic eruption. There is also the phenomenon that is making the pond at the temple turn blood red. An eschatologist spreads the word of "Be a Stranger to Fear!" in looking at this phenomenon. They create a new word "Bastof syndrome" in abbreviation. Meanwhile, Moderato invents the computer game where he fights against the opponent in cyber space.
One day, the computer power suddenly shuts off and the he sees an illusion with a lemon fragrance. After that, this game gets called "Lemon Game". However, even though Moderato is an inventor of this game, he is not able to connect to the game just because he is a grown-up. In order to investigate it, he brings three teenaged gamers of greatness from "Spearhead", which is Internet Game Club. The enemy appears with lemon fragrance and girl's sorrowful cry in cyber stage and gets stronger through many games.
Spearheads get a real wound by enemy. The enemy on a game is neither a hacker nor a computer virus but it is an unidentified cyber ghost. Moderato and Spearhead members assume that Lemon Game has caused the Bastof syndrome. They investigate the computer system at Science Department that is severely damaged and come to discover the surprising fact. That is about 'Pluto project'. This project under control of Dr. Pluto was the secret project to combine human body and robot.
However, it has suddenly been stopped because of explosion on a lab and Dr. Pluto's death. Hadim who is now a mayor of Xenon also took part in this project as an executive scientist. According to the record of this project, they invented a robot with an artificial intelligence named 'PX-1', but most of data for this robot were not remained.
One day, Spearhead members have been threatened by Hadim. He intimidated Moderato to stop Lemon Game right away. Hadim believes Bastof syndrome occurred due to Lemon Game and he is also afraid that the truth of secret Pluto project would be revealed. Meanwhile, a little girl's image shows up in a game and stares at Pseudo frightfully. The temple festival that is the greatest annual event is held. When Pseudo hears the drum sounds, the memories that he has not experienced at all come alive That is the key to solve the secret of Pluto project...
Pseudo (15 year-old boy): He is a man of self-assertion and doesn't care about teamwork. His main concern is only to win and he does not accept his failure. His way of thinking is so defiant.
Tiel (15 year-old around): She is a pure girl with an innocent look and is regarded as a mysterious girl. since she is always calm and has no expression on her face. She has amnesia and does not remember her past.
Moderato (25 year-old man): He has the disheveled hair and always looks untidy. He appears not to care about anything but when he finds something to have a fun all of a sudden he takes an active attitude.
Mint (15 year-old girl): Her personality with charming and cheerful character matches with her ID well. She is a typical character of N generation likes dancing the most and believes the thing to give a pleasure is only the truth in the world.
Bewefau(15 year-old boy): He is reasonable and is regarded as an exemplary student. He is all-around in many ways, for example, like sports, music as well as at school while he tends to be arrogant because of his strong elitism.
Cora(died when she was 9): She is the only daughter of Dr. Pluto and She suffered from a my sarcoma. She was dead bearing a grudge against her father and now, she is revived as a cyber ghost on the network after her death
- What do you think is the best of this product?
Sensational character design and the Interesting story connected to internet virtual world appeal to adolescent viewers