Sunday, 27 July 2008

Watch Tatsuyuki Tanaka!



Rooting around the interwebs, I found myself a couple of Tatsuyuki Tanaka shorts. Tanaka, you may know as the author of the rather splendid artbook Cannabis Works. Other than that his CV is very hard to get a grip on. He's done storyboard work for Studio 4 °C, was a key animator on Akira, and has a short in the compilation sequel Genius Party Beyond. Tanaka's work tends to feature exceptionally well observed slouch frames moored in a steam-machine clutterscapes AND BEYOND! Misleading pat generalisation wise, I'd go Katsuhiro Otomo meets Paul Pope. It's all the clean lines.

Anyway, the shorts:

First a Nike advert, featuring an animeheroic LeBron James.

Lastly, an Utada Hikaru music video excerpt.

Here, have the Genius Party Beyond trailer too!

2 comments:

S said...

Please see this video!

『Genius Party Beyond』 mix ver. PV
“ZERO”(Song by Tamurapan)
http://myspacetv.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&videoid=44382029

Reds said...

Absolutely superb! Thanks very much. Very kind of you. Think I'll spam this on the main page.