Nendo no Tatakai

Battle of Clay

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Japanese: ねんどのたたかい
English: Battle of Clay
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Type: ONA
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 28, 2004
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Source: Original
Genres: ActionAction, ComedyComedy
Duration: 1 min.
Rating: PG - Children


Score: 3.271 (scored by 20292,029 users)
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Ranked: #133512
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Popularity: #9123
Members: 2,984
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Two little claymen get into a tussle after the red Akairo-kun plays a trick on the yellow Kiiro-kun while he is sharing a peaceful moment with a pig.

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This project marks Nagao Takena’s first claymation and was created when he was in high school.

On April 6, 2006, Takena uploaded a silent version of the claymation to his YouTube channel. It is currently titled "Battle of Clay (no sound)." On August 12, 2006, he uploaded a version of the claymation with vocals and sound effects. The YouTube video is titled "Battle of Clay." The version with sound has received more views.

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Nagao, Takena


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Jul 8, 2015
Want to waste 1 minute and 28 seconds of your life? Then this is for you

Battle of Clay is apparently a homemade video some guy did about some pieces of clay which are then formed into a couple of claymen. We then get to see them rolling around and fighting each other... in stop motion. So this isn't really 2D at all, it's actually live action (if you can count stop motion as "live" that is)

There is no semblance of a story whatsoever, they just attack each other with their fists, hammers and a ball of tape. There was also a pig involved somewhere along ...
Oct 27, 2011
Esta review también está en español.

Battle of Clay (BoC) is the first short film made by Nagao Takena, that silly mate that has a wierd affinity with the clay.

With a humor similar to that in the Looney Toons, BoC is about a red clayman and a yellow clayman who fight in a cartoonish way. A dog is there, too.

The animation is... poor (after all, Takena made this film when he was in high school), the characters are very simple (the red man is plump, the yellow one looks like one of those heads in the Easter Island, and the puppy is... cute n_n), and there's ...
Mar 20, 2017
Rate of 4
art film has the choice with and without sound

Hardly a story. A joker that starts a fight.

Nicely animated for clay production. the transitions were smooth



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