Crayon Angel

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English: Crayon Angel
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Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: 1975
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Source: Original
Genre: Avant GardeAvant Garde
Duration: 2 min.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity


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Ranked: #132692
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Popularity: #12561
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In Crayon Angel, Tanaami recalls his childhood memories of wartime Japan during the Second World War. The animation mixes wartime footage, family photographs and pop imagery, much of which is seen through fusuma-like grids that cut apart the image and distance it from the viewer. The soundtrack includes a haunting heartbeat, sounds of sirens and Robert Plant’s moans. The title refers to a campaign ran during the war by a confectionary company that asked children to submit crayon drawings of their brand icon, an angel, which had a profound emotional impact on Tanaami as a child.

(Source: Collaborative Cataloging Japan)


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Aug 29, 2019
This one is quite interesting, it's a short film about life during experiences during The Second World War. Interestingly it's not a film that shows visualized recreations of violent memories of The War, but instead aims to invoke the feelings of anxiety and panic from those memories. I feel like it achieves this extremely well. The sound design was especially good at conveying these. Keep in mind if you do watch this that there is no narrative, but it doesn't need one. The Film's whole goal is solely recreating the emotions from the creator's perspective, and it does a very good job.
Aug 24, 2016
Mixed Feelings
6 i gave this (fair). Now it is not because i hate anything about it i am just a fan of anime not just art expression. I did give it a 4 on sound because it does not have sound for the entire thing and the sound level does rise and drop.

There is no subtitles. this is art.

I am not an artist just a fan. without knowing all the facts like what the original artist said or knowing what all the clues referenced to like the orange t-shirt for example i could only guess. I think baring everything to fight for their country and family ...

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