Visions of Frank: Short Films by Japan's Most Audacious Animators


Visions of Frank

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Japanese: Visions of Frank: Short Films by Japan's Most Audacious Animators
English: Visions of Frank
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Type: OVA
Episodes: 9
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Nov 25, 2005
Producers: None found, add some
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Source: Unknown
Genre: Avant GardeAvant Garde
Duration: 5 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

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Ranked: #99822
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Popularity: #12306
Members: 852
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Synopsis

A series of 9 animated shorts based on the Frank comics by Jim Woodring, featuring computer/CGI, traditional cel, stop-motion, and even sand painting techniques. Contributing animators and musicians include COCOA, Eri Yoshimura, Naomi Nagata, TAMAPRO/DROP, Taruto Fuyama, Masaki Maito, Kanako Kawagushi, Masaya Sakaue, Bill Frisell, Dame Darcy, and Woodring himself.

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The second episode, made by Taruto Fuyama, was the winner of the Excellence Award on the 7th Japan Media Arts Festival.

Characters & Voice Actors

Pupshaw

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Frank

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Woodring, Jim
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May 9, 2021
Visions of Frank is one of the most visually striking and boldest anime ever made, and it's an absolute must-watch for fans of alternative media.

Each episode contains its own short story, featuring the same characters in all of them, but are told with completely different art styles and tones. Seeing the sharp contrast between each story is what makes the OVA so consistently fresh and engaging.

Episode 2 is completely nonsensical in a hypnotizing sort of way. Episodes 4 and 6 are surreal and mind-melting, yet intensely captivating and mesmerizing. And episodes 5 and 9 are genuinely creepy in a way that only alternative media like ...

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