aka Wonderful Days
A South Korean animation that attempted to blend traditional 2D cel animation with CGI and photographic backgrounds. There's some fine movement at times, but the merger is rarely a complementary one; it's jarring and fairly unsightly.
The story's set in 2142 AD, in and around a living city known as Ecoban. Outside the city the world is poisoned; it's where the diggers live, unfortunate slum-dwellers who work to provide power for the well-off city folk. One such individual, Shua, wants to break apart the unfair societal and class divisions.
The themes that underpin Shua's quest aren't very well-developed and have been explored better in other sci-fi works. On a more personal level, he longs for a world in which the sky is once again blue, free from pollution; it's that, and the operatic final twenty minutes, that make any of it worthwhile.
2½ dust clouds out of 5