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Furiko

Furiko

Alternative Titles

English: Pendulum
Synonyms: Exogenesis: Symphony Part 3 (Redemption)
Japanese: 振り子

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Type: Special
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Mar 2012
Producers: None found, add some.
Genres: Drama, Music
Duration: 3 min. per episode
Rating: G - All Ages
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Score: 8.051 (scored by 1522 users)
Ranked: #2842
Popularity: #3790
Members: 2,209
Favorites: 12
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Synopsis

A short called "Furiko" (or "Pendulum"), that was featured on Japanese variety show.

The anime was drawn by the Japanese comedian Tekken (鉄拳), who named himself after the fighting game.

The short was later adapted into the official music video for the song used in the short, "Exogenesis Part 3 (Redemption)" by Muse, and was extended to meet the full length of the song.

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Oct 3, 2013
Cisla
Pendulum not trying to embellish reality, she is represented as. This beautiful and sad animated flip-book is like a drama, all the emotions spend.
Also very tragic. One can easily immerse in the context.

This animation is authentic, it shows Japan as!
The portrait of so many families in Japan ... Life for a Japanese man is his work, always staying out late, drinking Friday night etc.. As a result, the family passes behind, no time for us and without he realizes, he finds himself in retirement.
When he realizes all this, it's too late ... He tries to stop the clock, it symbolically shows that he wants to read more
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Jan 4, 2013
riots
It's unfortunate that so many brilliant animated shorts in Japan are largely obscure to western audiences. It's also unexpected that a Japanese comedian, going by the pseudonym "Tekken", was able to capture the hearts of millions with two short, dialogue-less, and crudely drawn animations. The following covers the first of the two, entitled "Furiko" (otherwise known as Pendulum).

You don't need words to tell a beautiful story. It's such a rare thing to see in recent anime, but Takefumi Kurashina takes the medium and strips it to its rawest form - basic animation, simple music, and an uncomplicated plot. Telling the story of a man's journey read more
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Recommendations

Both stories tell a man's life without dialogue in imaginative ways. Perhaps the greatest aspect of both is how a story of a person's life can be told in such a short amount of time. Furiko clocks in about 3 minutes while Small Cubes took about 10 minutes. With a twist of creativity, a normal life is told within minutes that creates a lasting impression on anyone who appreciates simplicity and art.
Both are music drama ONAs that shows story of a someones life under 5 minutes. Both were made by same director, both have similar animation and feeling.

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