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'Shashinkan' and 'Hinata no Aoshigure', Two Short Anime by Studio Colorido, Due for Theatrical Release on Nov 9th

by symbv
Oct 14, 2013 10:44 PM | 16 Comments
Studio Colorido, a relatively new studio started in 2011, has made two original short anime, "Shashinkan" and "Hinata no Aoshigure", which will be released in theaters on November 9th. There was also a pre-release screening event held at Cine Livre Ikekuburo on October 13th.

"Shashinkan" is 17 minutes long and is directed by Nakamura Takashi, who is best known as the animation director of the movie "Akira" and later, the director of the movie "Palme no Ki". In addition to directing, Nakamura also handles the screenplay and key animation. Most of the main staff previously worked together on the anime movie "Steamboy", with Kimura Shinji as Art Director and Satoh Mitsuhiro as Cinematographer.

Synopsis of "Shashinkan":
The story takes place before WWII at a photo studio on top of a hill. Many people visit this studio to have their photos taken. One day, a couple comes, but the wife is so shy that she always lowers her head. The owner of the studio tries all kinds of tricks to get her to smile and eventually succeeds. One year later, the couple comes again, but this time they bring their daughter along. She always looks grumpy, and again, the owner has to try everything to get her to smile. Thus starts a long-running relationship between the girl and the owner, and time passes to years and then decades...

"Hinata no Aoshigure" is 18 minutes long and is directed by the young animator Ishida Hiroyasu. He is best known for his debut work, the 2-minute short anime "Fumiko no Kokuhaku" which he made with four friends when he was still in university, received over 2.6 million hits on YouTube, and won the Best Animation Award in the YouTube Video Awards Japan 2009. "Hinata no Aoshigure" is his first work on an anime movie. The seiyuu cast includes Inami Anju as Hinata and Hayami Saori as Shigure.

Synopsis of "Hinata no Aoshigure":
Hinata is very good at drawing and falls in love with his classmate, Shigure; however, Hinata is not good at talking to people, so he keeps his feelings in his imagination and drawings. Then, Shigure's family decides to move to another town. On the day of their move, Hinata says to himself, "I must tell her my feelings!" and starts to chase after the train which is taking Shigure away.

Official anime website: http://www.shashinkan-aoshigure.com/

Studio Colorido website: http://colorido.co.jp/

Trailer videos: http://youtu.be/o-bhtuM8a6s

Source: Kai-you, Moca-news

Shashinkan & Hinata no Aoshigure on MAL

16 Comments Recent Comments

so when am i ment to see this ?

Nov 7, 2013 5:30 AM by mikezilla2

BD and/or internet release whennn.

Oct 18, 2013 9:54 AM by Josh

Don't get me wrong. I like short stories, and short anime etc.

But there are some ideas that work better in that format than others, and that one sounds like it could be done a lot better if it was about twice that length.

Oct 15, 2013 1:34 PM by kuuderes_shadow

will probably give Hinata no Aoshigure a try

Oct 15, 2013 11:14 AM by Mr_Gutts

kuuderes_shadow said:
How can they do the plot of Shashinkan justice in 17 minutes? Sounds to me like it will be too rushed to be enjoyable.


You'd be surprised how much you can fit in 15 minutes and still have a good story on your hands.

Oct 15, 2013 9:34 AM by Firelord76

"Shashinkan" and "Hinata no Aoshigure" looks interesting and good :D

I'll watch this :3

Oct 15, 2013 8:17 AM by Tengai

symbv said:
For those who have not yet seen Fumiko no Kokuhaku:

http://youtu.be/0QqT1P4VO30

That was crazy ^^ Pure fun

Oct 15, 2013 6:38 AM by ToG25thBaam

I like shorts, and those sound interesting so I'll watch them.

Oct 15, 2013 5:31 AM by Zhuyo

Well, I tend to like short's so I might give it a try.

Oct 15, 2013 12:06 AM by Jodyqt

kuuderes_shadow said:
How can they do the plot of Shashinkan justice in 17 minutes? Sounds to me like it will be too rushed to be enjoyable.
Short anime is like short story in literature. There are approaches that only shorts can achieve and a short can still cover long period of time if done well (think the first few minutes in the cartoon "Up"). It is just that one should never judge a short by the same criteria as a long movie.

Oct 14, 2013 11:52 PM by symbv

Ishida Hiroyasu's directing something 18 minutes? Oh my, I'm excited. I hope he gets to direct full series in the future, because he's really creative and great compared to the majority that are active.

Oct 14, 2013 11:52 PM by tommy73

How can they do the plot of Shashinkan justice in 17 minutes? Sounds to me like it will be too rushed to be enjoyable.

Oct 14, 2013 11:37 PM by kuuderes_shadow

symbv said:
For those who have not yet seen Fumiko no Kokuhaku:

http://youtu.be/0QqT1P4VO30
Thanks symbv.

Here's the same short with Eng Subs, though lower quality:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x6GaHOszEP0

So much white pantsu. LOL

Oct 14, 2013 11:20 PM by Iconic

For those who have not yet seen Fumiko no Kokuhaku:

http://youtu.be/0QqT1P4VO30

Oct 14, 2013 11:14 PM by symbv

best news in a long time. i eagerly await both, particularly hinata no aoshigure. Ishida Hiroyasu is very talented.

Oct 14, 2013 11:13 PM by simo000

Always up for shorts to add to my list. Will watch when available.

Oct 14, 2013 11:03 PM by Iconic

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