The new Winter 2009 series from KyoAni, “Sora o Miageru Shoujo no Hitomi ni Utsuru Sekai”, perhaps better known as the Munto TV series, has recently aired its first episode.
The TV adaptation is repeating events from the original OVA series before continuing the story properly, so this comparison image showing the new version alongside the old seems appropriate…
The major different is obviously the aspect ratio, the change to a 16:9 ratio from the original 4:3 is definitely welcome, and does provide more of a cinematic feel to the show.
Colors and lighting effects have also been touched up, with fans mostly agreeing that the new effects are an improvement, although there are some questionable moments – the image of Kazuya at the very bottom seems to have lost something in the transition.
As the original OVA designs are by now several years old, one has to wonder if there will be any sort of (possibly jarring) change in the animation design once the show finishes recapping the OVA plot and continues on to new material?