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wao 2007-04-15 02:44

Ani*Kuri15 [1-min shorts by 15 anime creators]
 
This totally flew past even Moonphase's radar, I think... However, it obviously made it to Catsuka and manganimation.net :P
But if it was posted about here before and a thread was made, please shoot me, and merge the threads.

NHK x 15 creators x 1 minute short = what?

Some of you may remember Genius Party - call this the shorter, on-air, more popular? version of it, perhaps. Maybe I'll mention the most recognizable names involved: Shoji Kawamori, Mamoru Oshii, Osamu Kobayashi, Satoshi Kon, Range Murata. Or perhaps you'll be delighted to know no less than the art director, director and character designer of Tekkon Kinkreet are involved. Or does the mention of Studio 4C get you hot and excited?

I'm busy doing so many things at one time my eyes are spinning, so I might update this later with more information.

Name: Ani*Kuri 15 (アニ*クリ15) from Animator Creators (kurie-ta-) 15
Broadcast Date: Starts - 7 May 2007
Season 1 - May~August 2007 (tentative)
Season 2/3 - August 2007 onwards (tentative)
Broadcaster: NHK general
Official website: http://www.nhk.or.jp/ani-kuri/ (needs Flash)

So what the hell is this: 15 one-minute shorts created by various folks from the animation industry, airing on NHK. The plan is, I think to air them as 1-minute TV spots and they'd come on air in groups of 5 at a time, hence split into 3 seasons spanning one year. I believe what they mean is that in one season there'll be 5 on air, not necessarily at the same time but at different times. It seems like they're going to coordinate the general airing of these with a web site so if you miss it on TV you can watch it on the website? I sure as hell hope so.

The Staff: ...dude. Summary: Shinji Kimura, Osamu Kobayashi, Yasufumi Soejima, Shoujirou Nishimi, Akemi Hayashi, Mamoru Oshii, Tobira Oda, Yasuyuki Shimizu, Shoji Kawamori, Satoshi Kon, Makoto Shinkai, Atsushi Takeuchi, Michael Arias, Mahiro Maeda, Range Murata, Tatsuya Yabuta.

Season 1
Spoiler:


Season 2 + 3


Spoiler:


It appears that some sites have said this was initiated by Mamoru Oshii, but I've read a few blogs talking about this (including Mahiro Maeda's INUBOE) and it's all about "starting with Oshii" but not "started by Oshii". If he didn't really start it then it's just a case of everyone worshipping Oshii again...

And for those of you who want less info and more pics, the only two pics available for now are found over here, which is where 90% of the information above was translated from :).
The top picture is a scene from the short by Soejima Yasufumi, and the second from the imageboard by Kimura Shinji.

stpehen 2007-04-15 03:01

BONERRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR.

In addition to all the obvious names, I am really excited to see Tobira Oda involved. Danchi Tomoo is a GREAT manga.

manuloz 2007-04-15 08:09

Thx for the translation of the infos on the EG article Wao.

Shinji Kimura (artbook)

Spoiler:

wao 2007-04-15 09:34

W-W-Wow. Thank you for those links. O_O

The last one especially was awesome! Great interview, and those WEB Anime Style pics will make me forego whatever the hell I have to just to get those artbooks... Maybe I can ask the local Kinokuniyas' to help me order it because I don't have a credit card, but it'll cost a goddamn bomb! Artbooks usually range from S$50+ so... oh well.

Thanks again for the links.

And stephen, while I was doing a brief lookup on Tobira Oda I noticed scanlations of Danchi Tomoo - I've liked you guys' work and decided to check it out now. Thanks for scanlating manga like that.

7Th 2007-04-15 11:22

When I read it a while ago at manganimation.net and Catsuka, I just love those French websites, I thought it was a pretty cool project, not only for the notorious big names like Kon, Oshii or Kobayashi, End of the World is missing in your list and is as a director probably his most accomplished project, but to see the work of lesser-known animators like Hayashi Akemi, whose illustrations I love and did an amazing job at DieBuster 3 character animation, and most importantly Nakazawa Kazuto, who not only has amazing designs but in short fragments really has the potential to outshine most people in the industry as shown by Comedy, probably my favorite 4C production.

7Th 2007-05-08 14:20

2 Ani*Kuri shorts are already on the red:

Attack of Tokyo by Shinji Kimura: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wmjdSBooW38
Namida no Mukou... by Akemi Hayashi: http://stage6.divx.com/user/perennia...da-no-Mukou---

I thought Hayashi's effort was fairly good and melancholic for a 1 minute job, Kimura's wasn't really that good due to some limitations but the art design wasn't bad at all.

Thanks to our friendly neighbor Manuloz on the links.

stpehen 2007-05-10 02:00

I couldn't get the divx plugin to work with my firefox, but I thought Kimura's video was pretty fun. Obviously there's only so much you can do in one minute, but his design was vibrant, even if the concept was a little hokey.

manuloz 2007-05-10 02:30

you can dl videos from stage6.

link for Akemi Hayashi's short :

http://divx-674.vo.llnwd.net/stage6vid/1222413.divx

Soshen 2007-07-18 04:21

This anime was fansub plz move it :D

MrProphet 2007-07-18 08:19

A-ha-ha. That was cute.

Shinji Kimura's short was a hoot. "Perhaps we cut the budget too much". LOL

And Akemi Hayashi's short had a song from "Fruit Basket"!!!

Looking forward to more of this stuff to fill in my diet before Genius Party hits the DVDs. 8)

Slice of Life 2007-07-18 17:48

Quote:

Originally Posted by MrProphet (Post 1048031)
"Fruit Basket"!!!

D'oh ... of course, that's what is was. Thanks for saving my sanity.

And thanks to Kanjisub for subbing these little pieces.

nicomorr 2007-07-22 02:00

Quote:

Originally Posted by stpehen (Post 940062)
I couldn't get the divx plugin to work with my firefox, but I thought Kimura's video was pretty fun. Obviously there's only so much you can do in one minute, but his design was vibrant, even if the concept was a little hokey.

DivX worked fine with my FF1.5 & also with my current FF2. Try uninstalling + reinst. Well worth it as although not open-source - the recent DivX encoders (Dr DivX free, though the encoder costs c. US$20) allow easy high bitrate encodes - hence many higher-res clips abound (up to 8000 kbps current with AC3 audio). www.stage6.com has any help needed though their forum is weirdo styled.

manuloz 2007-07-22 02:23

Quote:

Originally Posted by MrProphet (Post 1048031)
A-ha-ha. That was cute.

Shinji Kimura's short was a hoot. "Perhaps we cut the budget too much". LOL

And Akemi Hayashi's short had a song from "Fruit Basket"!!!

Looking forward to more of this stuff to fill in my diet before Genius Party hits the DVDs. 8)

Actually that was someone that changed the music... but i did not notice before watyching the reel thing.

http://stage6.divx.com/Anime-Basket/...-Akemi-Hayashi

...

If you like ani*kuri, you should also check those short produced by TLIP and broadcast via GYAO (japanese only) :

http://www.a-i-r.jp/tlip/animeretuden/

http://www.youtube.com/profile_videos?user=subcup&p=r

There is one from Ryo-timo :)

( http://www.manganimation.net/bbs/viewtopic.php?id=97 )

MrProphet 2007-07-22 11:28

Quote:

Originally Posted by manuloz (Post 1054265)

Oh my God! I literally cried manly tears of joy when watching Ryochimo's clip. It's like "She and her cat", but with bunnies!

Thankyouthankyouthankyou!

MrProphet 2007-09-30 15:36

I wonder when are we going to see more of these yummy little shorts? The first season was all sorts of greatness.

I am asking because the OP here mentions August for the second season, but Makoto Shinkai is still working on his little piece (I know that because we were supposed to do an interview of sorts with him and he basically said, sorry, I'm busy with ani-kuri, see you in a month or two).

Does anyone know how these things are released? One fell swoop or just randomly over time? Also would love to see more random new animated shorts of any origin. 8)

manuloz 2007-09-30 15:46

I suppose the third season will come in one month or so.

The second season has already been broadcast, you can found them on stage 6 :
http://stage6.divx.com/Anime-Basket/videos/group:17877

Oshii's short is here :
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v2UUwGBVkbs


On Ani*Kuri HP you can also check the full storyboard and some concept designs for the first season shorts, on each short "gallery" page.

http://www.nhk.or.jp/ani-kuri/

MrProphet 2007-09-30 15:50

Thanks for the update!

Would it trouble you too much to upload the shorts to YouTube? Stage 6 times out on me.

Is this the same technique Oshii used in Tachigui? Actors with CGI overlays?

manuloz 2007-10-01 08:17

Don't worry, it is no trouble... but i'm kind of lazy and those stage6 tvrip are way better that what will come out of youtube.

So if you only tried to play them on your browser, you should try to download them with these links :

Tobira Oda +Yasuyuki Aoki
http://video.stage6.com/1494908/.divx

Atsushi Takeushi
http://video.stage6.com/1497911/.divx

Kazuto Nakazawa
http://video.stage6.com/1520990/.divx

Range Murata + Tatsuya Yabuta
http://video.stage6.com/1565537/.divx

... If you had already tried, or if it still doesn't work, tell me i'll upload on youtube.

Nakazawa's short, i had already uploaded there :
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pDxOOtyAel4

And I suppose Oshii might have used the same technique since it combines both 2 D animation for charactere on 3D background animation and effect. But on Tachigui there's still that feeling of watching marionette animation that you can't find on this one.

outcast_within 2007-10-01 09:17

1 minute movies? will check this out

MrProphet 2007-10-01 10:15

Thanks a lot, manuloz! This works! Thank you, once again...

BTW, was Oshii's short also on Stage 6? If yes, could you pass the direct link?


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