Yokohama Art Navi’s Youtube Channel contains a mini-treasure trove of short alternative animation by young Japanese artists. The films were selected by renowned animator Koji Yamamura (see my reviews of Kafuka Inaka Isha, Atama Yama, and Man and Whale) and were all made within the last ten years. It’s an exciting video gallery of the best of rising animation talent in Japan. Many of these films have also been featured on the NHK program Digital Stadium.
Atsushi Wada’s Day of Nose (鼻の日/Hana no hi, 2005)
- Read my review of Day of Nose.
Ayaka Nakata’s Cornelis (コルネリス, 2008)
- read my review of Cornelis
Saori Shiroki’s Evening Light (夜の灯/Yoru no Hi, 2005)
Ryo Ookawara’s Animal Dance (アニマルダンス, 2009)
- Read my review of Animal Dance.
Masaki Okuda, Ryo Ookawara, and Yutaro Ogawa’s Orchestra (2008)
Wataru Uekusa’s Chisato Stared (向ヶ丘千里はただ見つめていたのだった, 2009)
Masashi Yokota’s Ikuemi no Zanrou ( いくえみの残像, 2007)
Takeo Shinkai’s Mountain and Man (山と人/Yama to Hito, 2007)
Takashi Kurihara’s Happy Bogeys (2000)
Takahiro Hayakawa’s Kashikokimono (2004)
Hiroco Ichinose’s The Last Breakfast (かなしい朝ごはん/Kanashii Asa-gohan, 2006)
Shiho Hirayama’s Swimming (2008)
- Read my review of Shiho Hirayama's first works.