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!