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Digital Juice Episodes

Alternative Titles:
デジタルジュース (Japanese)
Genres: Comedy, Fantasy, Psychological, Romance, Sci-Fi
Episodes: 6 Episodes

Status: Finished
Airing Date: Jan 25, 2002


A series of short animations that show different worlds and different characters. These episodes are designed to take the viewer into a psychological world of fantasy and mystery.

Six artists active in the areas of animation, commercials, comic books, video games, and cinema were invited to serve as directors of this collection of short animated films. This omnibus DVD contains an unadulterated "100% condensed juice", incorporating the most innovative technology and an edgy sensibility.

KEIKAKU (2'08") — Ohara Hidekazu
Ohara Hidekazu is known for his unique animations in commercials for products such as CC Lemon and Qoo bottled water. The intense action of this film takes place in a town in the Muromachi era. The beauty of his style, from the timing of the action to the patterns on the costumes (kimono), is worthy of note.

Chicken's Insurance (3'24") — Andou Hiroaki
This original work by Andou Hiroaki, a major production of Studio 4°C, makes use of CGI direction. This confident use of computer graphics breaks through existing frameworks of animation in a variety of ways, and presents animation supposedly produced by chickens.

TOJIN KIT (2'09") — Tanaka Tatsuyuki
This is the preview footage for the first original work by Tanaka Tatsuyuki, who has been involved in original drawing, continuity, story boards, and character design for a number of animated films. The unique world portrayed in the comic book version of this story comes to life in animated form.

In the Evening of a Moonlight Night (2'35") — Yaginuma Kazuyoshi
This is the first original work by Yaginuma Kazuyoshi, who has been in charge of countless original drawings for animated films and who has also worked as a computer graphics animator. Superb colour and sound effects add much to this tale of a girl and two boys.

table & fishman (5'18") — Kobayashi Osamu
The moment they encounter an infinity symbol, the two characters, Jack and Stefany, find themselves racing rapidly into the infinite in this love story by Kobayashi Osamu, who has worked in illustration and design in areas such as commercials, video games, and animated films.

The Saloon in the Air (4'26") — Morimoto Kouji
These are experimental images that Morimoto Kouji created in 3D using live action footage. The setting is a saloon that floats in the sky. The events that unfold one evening as bizarre characters gather in the saloon are recounted from the point of view of the main character, Wine-chan.


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