Tag Archives: stop-action animation

The Lost Mariner

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“Katachi” by Shugo Tokumaru

In our latest communication with IB in Japan, he said that he has recently found the music of Shugo Tokumaru to be phenomenal. This musician composes, writes the lyrics, mixes, and performs his music, controlling every aspect of it. He … Continue reading

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Yuki Ariga

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M+A “Bam” by Masashi Yakota

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1981-2001

Award-winning short directed by video artist Teppei Koseki.

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The Paper Kites: Young

Fabulous animation in this music video for The Paper Kites, using over 350 faces and 4000 still images, produced by an Australian animation group- Oh Yeah Wow. As they describe themselves, “In a landscape inhabited by sharks creating heartless, derivative … Continue reading

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Saigo No Shudan

Saigo No Shudan (“The Last Resort”) is the name of a consortium of three Japanese animators- Ayumu Arisaka, Mai Oita, and Ren Kohata, who began working together in 2009. Their work is remarkably refreshing, new, uniquely creative. I’m not sure how the … Continue reading

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