Oct 26, 2010
One of many wonderful things about animation is the sheer inventiveness that the creative minds are able to translate and display on-screen, and that couldn't be more true for we have here. The TV Show is a fine example of the exquisite choreography, dazzlingly imagery, unbelievable creativity, inventive presentation and flawless blend of music and visuals that can be created from the mind of someone who knows just how unrestricted animation can be.
The TV Show was made independently by Sugimoto Kousuke in 2009, with music provided by Manabe Takayuki, whom the director worked with previously on Full Moon Party. The duo conjure an absolutely insane
piece bursting with imagination that follows various characters as they and their worlds are mashed together as if someone were constantly changing the television channel.
Despite the videos lightning pace and incredible use of transitions that constantly zoom in and out of different locations, the story comes across very coherently. Sugimoto's use of vibrant colours (assigned to each location before blending together at the stunning climax), along with the non-stop, hyperactive, endless movement solidify The TV Show as a certain feast for the eyes.
The visuals and music work together as an ensemble and the characters and settings never fail to steal your attention. With the amount of detail we are treated to in only three and a half minutes, repeat viewings are recommended; there's so much to take in, so much to see.
The pace and build-up to the astonishing finale is superb, and the fact The TV Show is in independent production is something else to marvel at. Watch, be dazzled, then watch again and again and forevermore. The TV Show is a phenomenal piece from a truly ingenious director.
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