Japanese Indie Animation: Mystery and metamorphoses

Time/Place:
Cornelis

Korunerisu
Japan 2008
Director: Ayaka Nakata
Producer: Ayaka Nakata

Cornelis was standing alone at the center of the space. He closed his eyes, then he felt like being floating in the air.

Monotonous Purgatory

Monotonous Purgatory
Japan 2011
Director: Saori Shiroki
Producer: Saori Shiroki

A woman dreams about her childhood.

Woman Who Stole Fingers

Yubi wo nusunda onna
Japan 2010
Director: Saori Shiroki
Producer: Koji Yamamura

One day, a boy who was separated from his mother's hand is deprived of his fingers. When mother's love shows another side, His fingers become a larva and part from his hand. The house stands as a concealed relationship between the two from anyone. How does the boy who is deprived of his finger grow up?

Maggot

MAGGOT
Japan 2007
Director: Saori Shiroki
Producer: Saori Shiroki

A boy found a rabbit.

Yanje Angerika

Yanje Angerika
Japan 2010
Director: Asuka Shirata
Producer: Asuka Shirata

A man died in a room. This is a story of the dead man, Yanje’s dream. The rope which held Yanje’s body did not let it go. All of sudden, a lion appeared from a chair. It had a face of his dear mother.

Writings fly away

Scripta volant
Japan 2011
Director: Ryo Orikasa
Producer: Koji Yamamura

The story has adapted "The Happy Prince " of Oscar Wilde of a classic literary work . However, it is an experimental attempt at the history of animation.

Orchestra

Orchestra
Japan 2008
Director: Ryo Okawara, Yutaro Ogawa, Masaki Okuda
Producer: Masaki Okuda, Yutaro Ogawa, Ryo Okawara

Black and white scant stripes outline the movement of musicians playing Beethoven.

Animal Dance

ANIMAL DANCE
Japan 2009
Director: Ryo Okawara
Producer: Ryo Okawara

This hand-drawn animation depicts the dynamism of life. All the motions and actions of living are treated as dancing, and synchronized with music.

Tosca

Tosca
Japan 2010
Director: Ryoji Yamada
Producer: Ryoji Yamada

This story is based to an old Russian folktale. But I think that is also it suitable for the modern people. Because everyone has "tosca" in their mind.

Angel: The Place Where We Were

Enzeru
Japan 2008
Director: Naoyuki Tsuji
Producer: Naoyuki Tsuji

A couple is seen at home. In the sky above their house a giant angel flies past. A forest has grown on the angel’s back, where three creatures sit around a table playing cards.

Wind Spirit

Kaze no Sei
Japan 2009
Director: Naoyuki Tsuji
Producer: Naoyuki Tsuji

A story about a spirit.

663114

663114
Japan 2011
Director: isamu hirabayashi
Producer: isamu hirabayashi

I am a 66-year-cicada. There was a big earthquake. There was a big tsunami. There also was a big accident.

The Undertaker and the Dog

The Undertaker and the Dog
Japan 2010
Director: Shin Hashimoto
Producer: Tama Art University

One day, an undertaker encounters a lowly pack of dogs. Without explanation he hands them his most valuable creation.

Holiday

Horidei
Japan 2011
Director: Ryo Hirano
Producer: Tama Art University

The guy and newt would do anything for the girl. They don’t know why she suddenly disappeared, but still they try to do whatever they can to help her.

Around

AROUND
Japan 2007
Director: Ryu Kato
Producer: Tokyo University of the Arts

Around the world.