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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
Genres: Adventure
Duration: 6 min.
Rating: G - All Ages


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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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More reviewsReviews

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 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
Feb 15, 2019
Krunchyman (All reviews)
Osamu Tezuka, “the godfather of manga,” produced a number of influential works that have stood the test of time and uplifted the medium into a status of being a reputable source of great artistic/contemplative experiences. Disenchanted, however, with the lack of enthusiasm in experimentation within the medium, Tezuka decided to “make something” to prove his worth and possibly win an award — or several. Hence the production of a short film known simply as “Jumping,” where the viewer vicariously perceives the intense thrill of jumping (via a first-person point of view) through various environments for a breathtaking six minutes.

The boundless leaping from one read more
Feb 6, 2018
Shioxus (All reviews)
Wow! Who knew looking through anime from the 80s would let me find such a breath of fresh air?

This short anime, directed by the acclaimed Tezuka Osamu, is about a child that starts walking down the street and has to jump to avoid an accident. After that, he decides to keep jumping and goes higher and further each time.

The awesome thing about this (at least for me) is that it is all in first person perspective the entire time. Perhaps there were other anime shorts that used first person before Osamu thought of the idea, but this is the first one that I know of, read more


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