The World That Outlawed Magic–‘Under This Luminous Sky’

by Tito W. James

In this animated short film by Emily Amiao, two friends share a bittersweet goodbye in a Kingdom where the monarch is increasing control onto its citizens who practice magic. The painterly art reminded me of Studio Trigger’s Magical Witch Academia and the films of and The Secret of Kells by Cartoon Saloon. As a stand alone animated short Under This Luminous Sky has appealing characters and an intriguing world. I hope to see more work from Emily Amiao in the future.

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