Ranked #443


Alternative Titles

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


Type: Special
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Mar, 2012
Producers: None found, add some
Duration: 3 min.
Rating: G - All Ages
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Ranked: #4432
Popularity: #3224
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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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Jan 4, 2013 2:25 AM
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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Feb 1, 11:30 AM
Furiko (Pendulum) is a rather rare and pleasant gem. It's an anime short that has manage to capture and invoke emotions in it's viewers that many 20min episode series attempt and fail to do.

It immerses you into the lives of a couple in an authentic way. With it's simplistic flip-book inspired visuals and accompanying somber musical backing, it's able to tell a coherent story that's stringed together beautifully.
This is a short tail that can leave an awe inspiring message, no matter your background or demographic. It shows the bittersweet flow of time through the guise of a swinging pendulum. Striped of any unnecessary read more
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Oct 3, 2013 1:49 AM
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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Jul 28, 2012 11:30 AM
OMG It's just simply masterpiece!
I wanna tell about this so many words not to remember already in the end with what it began and that senseless absolutely tears were replaced by itself with a cheerful smile.
3 minutes about life and death.
Nothing unusual. Just life your and maybe mine
It's impossible to retell. Only watch.
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Both done by "Tekken" the guy who makes sure a 3 minute film deserves all the minutes you spend to watch!Almost same animation, different music but again with a spectacular meaning.Enjoy!!! 
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