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Furiko

Furiko

Alternative Titles

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

Information

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
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 8.111 (scored by 2736 users)
Ranked: #4102
Popularity: #3369
Members: 3,995
Favorites: 17
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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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Staff

Tekken
Director, Original Creator
Muse
Theme Song Performance



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May 3, 2015
bread4breakfast
If anyone who reads this can point me to another medium of entertainment that can bring tears to one's eyes in less than five minutes, I will personally fly over to wherever you live, buy you a cake, and congratulate you.

Furiko is not a story that we've never seen before. It's tells the story of a man and a woman as they go through life. It's has it's share of clichés, and it doesn't try to hide it. What we haven't seen before is the way that Furiko was so artistically presented.

Furiko is a flipbook animation of a little over a thousand pages telling read more
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Feb 1, 2015
ZephSilver
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
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 very short videos done by Tekken. Both have no dialogue but will make you feel. Both are about people and the flow of time. Both are drama genres and both have very simmilar animation.
Both are very short, few minute long anime that show the flow of time with the help of music and symbol of clock. While Shiawase no Tokei is meant for kids, Furiko is more drama and for mature audience.
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.
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!!!
Both are shorts that are under five minutes long that show the passing of time and the whole life of a person starting from high school in an unique style.

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