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Japanese: ジャンピング


Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jun 1984
Producers: Tezuka Productions
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Source: Original
Genre: AdventureAdventure
Duration: 6 min.
Rating: G - All Ages


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Ranked: #61952
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Popularity: #7551
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A boy walks down the street and as he goes along his strides increase. Eventually he leaps over towns, forests, and oceans, seeing many things and surprising many people along the way.

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Tezuka, Osamu
Kurahashi, Shizuo
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Sep 9, 2013
tentaclecrown (All reviews)
this is exactly as the synopsis says. Tezuka's Jumping is about a boy who goes on a walk, that turns into a jump that just keeps getting bigger and bigger each time his feet leave the ground. oh the places he goes and the things he sees. there is no story beyond that, but the sounds are kooky, yet appropriate, the art is the same Tezuka we've come to know and love and as for enjoyment, this is a very good way to spend 6 minutes of your life...so many little quirks and easter eggs
Feb 14, 2021
Bizancio (All reviews)
Excuse me, I'm Spanish and I don't usually write in English. If you want you can read my review in Spanish.

Jumping (1984) constitutes the case of a particular idea. This short simply focuses on a jumping boy. From a subjective point of view, as if we were the aforementioned young man, we observe how a stranger jumps from one place to another. He first begins with small jumps that do not make him advance much, but after dodging a car he begins to jump higher and higher and further. Thanks to this, he makes a kind of trip around the world seeing forests, cities, oceans, read more
Apr 22, 2019
TeKSMeLater (All reviews)
Even at the twilight of his life and career, the legendary mangaka Osamu Tezuka continued to busy himself with several circulating manga publications, as well as dabbling in animation as a hobby. In fact, there have been accounts of him going out of his way to fund projects with money from his own pocket. One of those instances is with Jumping, Tezuka’s entry for the 1984 Animafest Zagreb, a prestigious animated film festival organized by the International Animated Film Association or ASIFA.

Back in 1981, Tezuka enlisted the help of animator Junji Kobayashi, who famously worked on the ambitious animated cityscape scene in Hi no Tori read more
Feb 11, 2014
albinochocolate (All reviews)
Its premise is simple, but what makes this short so engaging is its extraordinary execution. Tezuka, along with a few other rather skillful people, pour in a stupendous amount of effort only to be met with worthwhile results. The visual perspective we see is from a child's point-of-view whilst plummeting and rebounding across several spots. He travels throughout a forest, cityscape, ocean, and, ultimately, an active war field. Although being a Japanese production, Jumping features character designs that have a more classic western cartoon flavor to them, effectively making this short feel moderately more special compared to other anime of the time. Animation moves rather read more

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