"A smile that trembles within tears
Is a promise of the world from the beginning of time
Even alone now, from our yesterday,
Today is born sparkling
Just like the day we first met
You aren't there inside my memories
In the song of the little stream
In the color of this sky
In the flower's scent
You live on for eternity..."
(Extract from "Promise of the World" - Howl's Moving Castle ED)
I was greatly inspired by
's recent work [link]
and perhaps, by a Chinese fiction concerning the adventures of martial artists set in ancient China that I've finished watching lately - "The Return of the Condor Heroes", the second novel of the Condor Trilogy by the famous chinese novelist Louis Cha.
From my point of view, this fiction, which was turned into film and TV series since 1960, bore a strict resemblance to FC, especially in the two main characters' personality as well as their character's development. To be more specific, Thomas/Sesu' personality and outward appearance are just like Yang Guo while Helga/Tina's Xiao Long Nu. Well for this reason, I strongly recommend you give this series (2006 release if possible) an overview to understand what I'm trying to convey, for I couldn't afford to write down all the details needed. So sorry.
Here is a sample for the said series, please have a look![link]
Feel free to contact me anytime guys!