VIDEO: Rintaro Animates the Work of Early Avant-Garde Manga Artist

Music video sets Shigeru Sugiura's work to Linda Yamamoto's hit 1972 single "Dou ni mo Tomaranai"

Anime director Rintaro (Galaxy Express 999, the X movie, Metropolis) has helmed the CG animation of the works of influential manga artist Shigeru Sugiura in an Anime Gang music video of "Japanese Twiggy" Linda Yamamoto's hit 1972 single "Dou ni mo Tomaranai." 


Shigeru Sugiura began working in the '30s and hit a peak of popularity in the '50s before fading with the rise of weekly manga magazines. He captured a new, older audience in the '70s, with his avant-garde surrealism and interpretation of yokai spirits inspiring creators like Studio Ghibli's Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takahata, as well as novelist Yasutaka Tsutsui, creator of Paprika and The Girl Who Leapt Through Time.

His adaptation of Last of the Mohicans was released in North America by PictureBox.



via PictureBox


Scott Green is editor and reporter for anime and manga at geek entertainment site Ain't It Cool News. Follow him on Twitter at @aicnanime.

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