Kazuto Nakazawa‘s Moondrive is about a treasure hunting adventure. I also mention my brief impression of the Genius Party Beyond collection.
As I reported previously, Genius Party Beyond is a second part of the animated film collection created by some of the best Japanese directors. Last time I posted about Koji Morimoto’s Dimension Bomb featuring Yoko Kanno in her debut as a seiyuu. Mahiro Maeda‘s Gala depicts a concert that facilitates physical and spiritual growth in an incredible world.
Genius Party (2007) and Genius Party Beyond (2008 ) is an anthology of short animated films from Studio 4°C featuring some of the best directors. I already covered some of the most interesting films from Genius Party, but Genius Party Beyond films are just beginning to appear.
Dimension Bomb was directed by Koji Morimoto (Magnetic Rose – Memories, Franken’s Gears – Robot Carnival, animation director for Mind Game, storyboard for Tekkonkinkreet, animation director for Macross Plus concert scene). Moreover, this animation is Yoko Kanno’s debut as a voice actress! 😀 She composed music for other Genius Party film, Baby Blue.
Overall, while plot is questionable, the animation and music by Juno Reactor are great 🙂
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Masaaki Yuasa (Cat Soup, Mind Game, Kaiba) creates bizarre worlds and characters to explore human nature. Happy Machine is a part of Genius Party anime anthology and, much like the opening by Atsuko Fukushima, has no dialog and open to interpretation. The main theme of Genius Party is energy, and Masaaki Yuasa depicted it quite well exploring the circle of life. I encourage you to see the film before reading the rest of the post. Continue reading “Genius Party – Happy Machine”
Genius Party is an anime anthology and Genius Party Beyond is the sequel to be released this October (it premiered in Febuary 2008). Watch a short new trailer! Continue reading “Genius Party Beyond – Second Trailer”
Genius Party is an opening five-minute animation directed by Atsuko Fukushima (animator for Akira, Kiki’s Delivery Service, Robot Carnival) to the animation anthology with the same name. The animation features unique characters and wide color palette that are complemented well by a very impressive soundtrack. Continue reading “Genius Party Opening – Atsuko Fukushima”
Shinichiro Watanabe (Cowboy Bebop, Macross Plus, Samurai Champloo) and Yoko Kanno (Cowboy Bebop, Macross Plus, Macross Frontier, Escaflowne, Ghost in the Shell, Wolf’s Rain) team up again to create another wonderful work. Baby Blue is a short story about two friends reminiscing about their childhood. Continue reading “Genius Party – Baby Blue”
Genius Party (2007) and Genius Party Beyond (2008 ) is an anthology of short animated films from Studio 4°C featuring some of the best directors. I’ll be covering the films that I especially liked soon. In the meantime, enjoy the trailers 🙂 Continue reading “Genius Party – Anime Anthology”