Before you wake up/Yume ga Sameru Made, a stunning college work by artist loundraw with strong vibes of Makoto Shinkai, the director behind Your Name.
The colours, the sci-fi/fantasy theme, boy meets girl, sunbeams/sunflares, the feelings evoked. Even though the art style isn’t exactly the same, the feel of the work is similar. A story about a relationship where boy meets girl, troubled by missing memories, a trick played by the passing of time and other science fiction and fantastical mechanics. Continue reading “The next Shinkai? ‘Before you wake up’ by loundraw”→
I’ll try to keep my impressions spoiler light for anyone who have yet to watch the movie.
A few days after my final crit for the semester (crits for me are like final exams), I went to watch Kimi no Na wa in theatres. I went in cold, not having seen the trailers, only armed with the knowledge that it had been a huge hit in Japan and that it was by Makoto Shinkai, which was enough.
Architecture 101 is a Korean romance movie that was a hit when it released in 2012 and also probably what brought Suzy, from K-pop group Miss A, to fame. She’s in the poster above.
The movie starts out very simply when Seung-Min, one of the male leads Uhm Tae Woong (seen below), is given a surprise visit at his Architecture office by Seo-Yeon, played by Han Ga In. She approached him for a job, to construct a house on Jeju island for her. Continue reading “Architecture 101”→
Exams over. See that Harmony is uploaded with english sub.
Excerpt from my facebook post: Project Itoh’s Harmony. wtfffffffffffff. one hour into a two hour movie. not sure if i can continue.
Finished it. Project Itoh’s Harmony. I don’t know if its the source material or the movie adaptation but man, some of the scenes are just heart-poundingly sick. I swear, I could feel the knife. That first drop of blood. Still, wtf. Came away feeling physically uncomfortable. On the other hand… Gorgeous animation, an amazing futuristic setting. But, I think I’d rather have more Psycho-Pass.
With animation that grows on you, a beautifully smooth voice-over and an unforgettable man devoted to planting trees, The Man Who Planted Trees is a wonderful short animated film that will hook you for its 30 minute run.
“…rebuild the beautiful belief that even a single person, capable of only doing the smallest of actions, can do extraordinary things.”
As we approach the end of a long week, drained from work. Do take the time to watch this and rebuild the beautiful belief that even a single person, capable of only doing the smallest of actions, can do extraordinary things.
It will likely be the best 30 minutes you spend this week.