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Japanese: 水棲
English: Aquatic
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Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: 1987
Producers: TBS
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Source: Unknown
Genres: Avant GardeAvant Garde, ComedyComedy
Duration: 5 min.
Rating: G - All Ages


Score: 4.971 (scored by 860860 users)
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Ranked: #127012
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Popularity: #11997
Members: 1,618
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The stream of a mil, an apple flows down through the stream, where innumerable illusion of fish appears and disappears in the sky reflected in the water.

(Source: Yamamura Animation)

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Yamamura, Koji
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May 26, 2018
Known today for award-winning animations like "Inaka Isha" or "Atama Yama", Koji Yamamura proved his talent from his very first short film, "Suisei". A very immersive work of art from him because without noticing, it can transport you above and beneath the surface of a world made with only layers of clay and 'fragments' of light. The technique of claymation and the colors used are reminiscent of the brilliant Russian animator Yuriy Norshteyn, and because the form was not perfected (we could say at the time Mr. Yamamura lacked a style) the film has a "rough" beauty of a first work, but a beautiful work ...
May 22, 2017
Rate a 4
Eng sub only for title and credits. The rest of the film was sound effects, no spoken audio.
Special note:This anime is the first Japanese animated clay painting animation.

If there was a story or a underling message it was hidden from me. From what i could make out it was metaphorical and or symbolic to a fishing adventure to what regard i am not sure. The story can be followed visually, as in there is no real jump from scene to scene. Although, the fact it does a 360 loop around was quite confusing.

-clay animation
-not exciting too look at but cool considering it was ...

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