Japanese animation studio Orange is currently running an announcement campaign to announce its latest major project and the studio has announced on its English-language Twitter account that it will release a new short on its YouTube channel early Tuesday morning, US time. Read on for the details.
The Ishinomori Manga Museum located in manga pioneer Shotaro Ishinomori's hometown of Ishinomaki City recently released a new animated short based on his semi-autobiographical and wordless manga Jun, with a contemporary interpretation that was produced by his hometown. Read on for the short.
A 24-minute short FLASH anime film Complex x Complex will get theatrical screenings at the Shimokitazawa Tollywood theater in Tokyo from February 4 for a limited time of two weeks. The story follows the protagonist girl Yui Kotani, a second-year junior high school student who is obsessed with men's underarm hair. Check more details and the trailer after the jump.
Following the successful first clip that has been viewed over four million times worldwide since October 2014, YKK Corporation has posted a nine-minute new anime short FASTENING DAYS 2, again directed by Studio Colorido's Hiroyasu Ishida (Fumiko's Confession, Typhoon Noruda). Check the clip dubbed in Japanese and English after the jump.
Studio Colorido's official Twitter has announced that Hiroyasu Ishida's critically acclaimed 2009 short Fumiko no Kokuhaku/Fumiko's Confession and a trailer for his 2013 film Hinata no Aoshigure are now screened in JR Niigata's new train E129. Hit the ump for more details.
YKK Corporation, the world's largest zipper/zip manufacturer headquartered in Tokyo, has posted a 11-minute anime promotional video FASTENING DAYS on the web. It is directed by 26-year-old independent creator Hiroyasu Ishida, who is best known for his 2009 short Fumiko's Confession. Check the Japanese and English dub clips after the jump.
A Japanese independent creator Takahide Hori, who is also known as YAMIKEN, posted his latest stop motion animation work, the 30-minute first episode of the original Sci-Fi fantasy story Junk Head on YouTube and Nico Nico Douga on December 31, 2013. He spent four years to animate the episode almost independently. Check the video with the English subtitles after the jump.
Alison McGhee's Someday was originally published in 2007, and went on to become a New York Times #1 bestseller. The picture book's story focuses on a mother, her love for her child, and her hopes for her child's future. Now, anime studio Pierrot Plus has turned Someday into an animated short.