Anime Ouen Project drops a new promotional video today with “Jitensha ni Hana wa Mau”. Shot in gorgeous black and white, AOP present views of a coastal Japanese and the train that connects it. Yes, the bicycles play a part in the PV- my romantic self just fixates a bit on the train. The music doesn’t stray too far from what you would expect from a group that’s literally about anime. The real story here is the inky and expressive depth of the black & white process. Unlike some processes, AOP’s “Jitensha ni Hana wa Mau” doesn’t use the lack of color to produce an antique effect. The film looks completely modern, yet heightened in its sense of texture and expression. With its great editing, great shot selection, and great use of light (and dark), AOP have a real winner on their hands.