Over the last few years, Chinese animation has been gradually gaining attention as it has been seen more often in Japan. Japanese and worldwide hits such as the historical drama ” Mado Soushi ” set in ancient China have been born. Here, I would like to introduce works with distinctive expressions from recent Chinese anime movies.
The picture is simple, but the action is transcendent! “The Legend of Hei, The Legend of Hei, The Future I Choose” Among the Chinese animations, “The Legend of Hei, The Legend of Hei, The Future I Choose” (19) has attracted a lot of attention in Japan. Initially, the subtitled version released on a small scale became a hot topic. This work, which recorded a long hit in a unique form that led to the production of a Japanese dubbed version, is a WEB flash animation released on the video site since 2011.
The movie adaptation is a work that depicts the story of the day before the WEB animation. A black cat that the forest has chased due to the destruction of human nature after meeting new friends and having a good time, the fairy Xiao Hei is caught by Mugen, a human executive who sees a fairy who moves suspiciously. However, as he spends more time with him, Xiaohei ponders the future of humans and fairies. Since it is based on flash animation, “Rakoguro Senki” is characterized by a character design drawn with extremely few lines. Because it is a simple character, it is possible to move dynamically around the screen, and the speedy and decisive action is spectacular.
“Fay Fay and the Adventure of the Moon” with a sophisticated Hollywood feel The CG expression of the hand-drawn animation “Rakoguro Senki” is “Fay Fay and the Adventure of the Moon” (20). This work is a Netflix original US-China joint work. I remember being nominated for a feature-length animation category at this year’s Oscar. In the story, Fayfei, a girl who believes in the story of the “goddess of the moon” that she heard from her late mother in her childhood, travels to the moon with her rocket that makes full use of rich ideas to prove the existence of the goddess. It’s an unexpected adventure. Pearl Studio does animation production in China. This company was founded in collaboration with DreamWorks Animation and once worked on “Kung Fu Panda 3” (16) as Oriental DreamWorks, and the high quality of CG expression is endorsed. You can feel Hollywood feel everywhere, such as the party scene on the moon, and it is one of the most notable works in the Chinese animation world where CG animation is booming.
“White Snake: Engi” by a leading production company of Chinese CG animation “White Snake: Engi,” which is currently being released based on “White Snake Den,” one of the four major civilian legends in China, is also an animation production in China. A 3DCG animation produced by the company Light Chaser Animation Studios collaborates with Warner Bros. Pictures in the United States. When it is released in 2019 in China, it will be over 7 billion yen in Japanese yen. I earned a profit. At the order of the Kokushi, in the late Tang dynasty, when civilians captured a large number of snakes, the white snake youkai, White, tried to kill the Kokushi but failed. After fleeing, White loses his memory and is saved by a boy who lives in the village of the Snake and embarks on an adventurous journey to regain his memory. As the distance is shortened, it becomes clear that White is a white snake youkai along the way. This work spreads a unique world view with overwhelming quality, such as the magnificent nature and scenery of ancient China that is the stage.
This is a work where you can enjoy the unique expressions of Chinese animation, such as special colors and effects reminiscent of ink painting. After this work, Light Chaser Animation Studios had become a significant leader in CG animation, such as producing “Nata Rebirth” (20), which also recorded a hit.
“The first anime for adults in Chinese history” “DAHUFA Guardian and Mysterious Bean Man” Finally, the work that attracts attention in terms of violent depiction is “DAHUFA Guardian and Mysterious Bean Man. Although the Chinese film industry does not have a rating system, this work has attracted a great deal of attention as an animation that the production side has called for self-regulation to refrain from watching under the age of 13, and it became a smash hit that earned 1.35 billion yen in China. Duffer, the country’s guardian, crosses the border and arrives at a mysterious village searching for the disappeared crown prince from the royal palace. Duffer approaches the secret hidden in the village as the villagers, who look exactly like each other, have no will, and don’t speak anything, have an eerie sign. In addition to the violent depictions of strange creatures like human beings being cut off one after another and made into a beehive with a gun, a shocking image of mysterious creatures squeezing their eyes from their faces is on.
The story is also an adult-oriented story, with the relationship between the ruler and the village being included as an irony to the class society. Besides these, somewhere, It was a smash hit that earned 500 million yen. Duffer, the guardian of the country, crosses the border and arrives at a mysterious village searching for the disappeared crown prince from the royal palace. Duffer approaches the secret hidden in the village as the villagers, who look exactly like each other, have no will, and don’t speak anything, have an eerie sign. In addition to the violent depictions of strange creatures like human beings being cut off one after another and made into a beehive with a gun, a shocking image of mysterious creatures squeezing their eyes from their faces is on. Parade.
The story is also an adult-oriented story, with the relationship between the ruler and the village being included as an irony to the class society. Besides these, somewhere, many works make you feel the influence of Japanese animation, such as “Big Fish & Begonia Legend” (16), characterized by the touch of pictures like Studio Ghibli works and the richness of the expression is rich in the industry. Chinese animation that makes you feel the scale..”