Wednesday, November 4, 2015
Web Animation Watch: 'Tokyo Cosmo', 'Fetch' and more..
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2D animation still rules the roost in Japan. In more recent years, efforts to transfer the traditional anime aesthetic to CG have had some decidedly mixed results. This short Tokyo Cosmo however, is one of the best pieces of CG animation we've seen come out of Japan to date. A simple story of a young woman daydreaming her way out of her humdrum daily life, it's incredibly charming, and beautifully realised. By Takuya Okada.
Short but sweet, this lovely short Fetch gave us serious 'Neil Gaiman meets Miyazaki' vibes. That is A Very Good Thing, in case you don't know.
The Spindo Channel that brought us the ace Beat Down also brings us this nicely done spooky-themed kid-friendly animation (released in time for Halloween) created by Nick Lyons.
This one reminded us of some of the dream sequences in Satoshi Kon's seminal Paprika. Made as a music video for the BEATSOFREEN (nope, us neither) track Slowly Rising, it's a treat for both the eyes and ears. Directed by Hideki Inaba.
Slowly Rising from kanahebi on Vimeo.
Posted by Chris Perkins
Chris writes about movies, games, TV and other stuff you love, and has written for places including MyM magazine, Rant Gaming, KillStreakMedia and Anime UK News. He particularly specialises in the field of animation and spends far too much time watching cartoons for a grown up. He regrets nothing. Follow him at @misterchristor.