Tuesday, May 15, 2007


It's always particularly amazing when you find great things that have been around for years, but have just not been within your sight. Today I discovered a wonderful short film by anime/manga pioneer Osama Tezuka, the creator of such timeless Japanese classics as "Astro Boy" and inspiration to generations of artists. This short is not done in the traditional anime style, so even if you don't particularly enjoy the big eyes and stylized action of typical Japanese animation, you might enjoy this. I find it to be a captivating unification of style, persepective, and discovery. Enjoy Osamu Tezuka's "Jumping".

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