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Based on chapter one of Hans Christian Andersen’s The Snow Queen. The original text depicts a disaster brought about by tools and technology. There is a connection between this theme and the nuclear power plant accident that occurred in Japan in 2011. Tsuji's film attempts to be an interleaving depiction of the original story and the real-life disa
A man walks in a crowd. He cannot stand the crowd but to cover his ears. Then it disappears and he gets lost in a white void space. In that space there is no other man but himself. He had nothing to identify himself and his existence was to come to naught. He starts to struggle to get away from there.
Synchronized the irritation of the baby’s cries and the frustration I have ever experienced. Everyone was born while crying and grew crying. I grew up to be an adult, but I strongly want to be a baby again. Short film by Sawako Kabuki.
Without using a camera, this film was made on an optical printer with a countdown leader as its primary visual subject. Tanaami gave frame-by-frame color printing instructions to his film laboratory by phone to create the film. (Source: Collaborative Cataloging Japan)
An experiment concerning the attempts at creating a 'moving image' long before the invention of cinema. A re-experiencing of the history of 'magic with light' unfolds through the use of various devices and techniques, including flip-book animation and Muybridge’s photographs in motion zoopraxiscope. (Source: IFFR)
A bizarre short about a man who wakes up by a bunch of clocks only to act as a cuckoo clock for a room full of chickens at a bar.
"A snow-covered house is situated in the middle of a rice field. What should one do, in a space of white and quietude? By spring, the snowy hut melts and loses its appearance. The Japanese MA, the in-between state of time and space – an animation, a haiku" (Source: Berlinale 2014 programme)
What would you do if you were in a room with nothing to do for 15 minutes? This stop-motion animation depicts what people from different occupations would do with that time.
Experimental animation by Manabe Hiroshi, member of the Animation Sannin no Kai pioneer group of independent animation.
This short experiments with the flow of oil ink over the surface of the water. Mizue manipulated the ink by blowing with straws or stirring with toothpicks and used stop motion animation techniques to shoot the resulting effects.
A woman is enjoying herself in bed until a swarm of fish bursts out from all over her house to disturb her leisure time. Will she decide to resist, or let them crawl inside her and take control? [Written by MAL Rewrite]
A promotional video of the exhibition 'ArtPath 2011' by Tokyo University of the Arts Musical Creativity and the Environment. The excitement before ArtPath starts. (Source: Official website)
Rika Furude and her group of friends live in the small mountain village of Hinamizawa; in June 1983, they welcome transfer student Keiichi Maebara into their ranks, making him the only boy in their group. After school, they have fun playing games and spending each day living their lives to the fullest. Despite this seemingly normal routine, Keiichi
Keiichi Maebara has just moved to the quiet little village of Hinamizawa in the summer of 1983, and quickly becomes inseparable friends with schoolmates Rena Ryuuguu, Mion Sonozaki, Satoko Houjou, and Rika Furude. However, darkness lurks underneath the seemingly idyllic life they lead. As the village prepares for its annual festival, Keiichi learns
A short film by Furukawa Taku. After a sleeping man is harassed by a bird, he becomes hell-bend on chasing it down and capturing it for revenge, but the bird turns out to be smarter than it looks.
The human eye, a well-known motif in psychedelic culture, is duplicated and intensified in this cinematic trip. Drawing from his experiences designing discotheques, Tanaami presents two prints of the same film in double projection with a time delay ––one projected a few seconds earlier than the other–– to suggest the mind slipping out of consciousn
The surrealist world of Tenshi no Tamago is desolate and devoid of the bustle of traditional everyday life. Instead, the world is filled with ominous phenomena, including floating orbs populated with statues of goddesses, gargantuan army tanks that seem to move unmanned, armies of fishermen who chase after the shadows of nonexistent fish, and caver
An independent animated music video for the song "DušaN" by the Slovakian band Saténové ruky. Kousuke Sugimoto created it for a friend who is in the band. The video is about the protagonist's soul that just won't stop "talking" when he's coked.
The mysterious masked Storyteller returns to tell more twisted tales of horror. Continuing his particular style of kamishibai inspired storytelling, he now finds that his audience is an eerie crowd of young girls, who eagerly await his devilish stories. He recounts ghostly legends involving girls of all ages: a housewife who receives a barrage of c
Hidomi Hibajiri is a dissilusioned young girl who never takes off her headphones. Her whole life consists of going to school, helping out at her mother's cafe, and listening to music. And with nothing else to break the crippling monotony, she keeps her headphones on at all times. That is, until she is run over by a mysterious guitar-wielding woman.
Late at night, in a clearing within a dark fog-filled forest, there sits a kamishibai storyboard. A visitor approaches, and suddenly, the fog recedes. A shape begins to take form beside the board—this figure is the masked Storyteller, who once again starts to spin tales of horror and despair. The events described in these macabre tales might happen
Episode 13 and 14 of Poputepipikku. The special has four versions shown on four different broadcasters: Tokyo MX (Blue Dragon ver.), Nico Nico Douga (Vermilion Bird ver.), Abema TV Anilive (White Tiger ver.) and Abema TV Pop Team Epic Channel (Black Tortoise ver.). Each version has a unique combination of seiyuus. (Source: AniDB)
Light animation by TOCHKA. Takamori Saigo was born in Kagoshima in 1828 and has been dubbed the last true samurai who is still loved by the people of Kagoshima. Saigo committed harakiri in the Battle of Shiroyama in 1877. Nobody knows what he actually looked like since he only appears in an etching and drawings. No photos of him at all. The directo
Hushed exchanges among the female student populace of Shinyo Academy center around an enigmatic supernatural entity. This entity is Boogiepop, a Shinigami who is rumored to murder people at the height of their beauty before their allure wanes. Few know of his true nature: a guardian who, between periods of dormancy, manifests as the alter ego of a
Poputepipikku turns absurdist comedy up to eleven with its pop culture references and surreal hilarity. With two bonafide high school girl protagonists—the short and exceptionally quick to anger Popuko, and the tall and unshakably calm Pipimi—they throw genres against the wall and don't wait to see what sticks. Parody is interlaced with drama, acti
A comfortable rhythm composed of light and shadow. Director Ogino-style absolute movie which freely manipulates geometric figures.
Naoko had a fight with her brother over a trivial thing and pushed him away. She knew she was childish but she ran away from home.
Music video directed by Shunji Iwai for the song Miracle by illion, Youjirou Noda's solo project, in the album "P.Y.L."
Official music video for Wrench's song Jo Uta in honor of their album "weak" going on sale the previous week. The artwork was done by Tomohiro Matsuda and the animation and direction by Harunobu Mitsui.
Promotional web videos directed by Densuke28 to showcase the 2019 Spring & Summer line for Japanese clothing brand KAIKO.
One doesn't always know where to go, but he must move forward. He has to move toward his goal. Always transforming, his heart and mind drift and run towards the goal he discovers. (Source: YouTube)
"Someday, this will end. I hate it. I wanna live forever," murmurs a girl over and over again. Does she repeat the same moments, or does she move forward? It looks and sounds either way. A wordplay animation.