Kuri, Yoji

Kuri, Yoji

Given name: 洋二
Family name: 久里
Alternate names: Youji Kuri
Birthday: Apr 9, 1928
Website: http://www.yojikuri.jp/
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Japanese cartoonist and independent filmmaker. One of, if not the most important figures in the history of Japanese independent animation, he was the unofficial leader and most prolific of the "Animation Association of Three" (アニメーション三人の会) collective who kick-started the renaissance of modern-styled, independently-made, adult-aimed animation in early 1960s Japan.

He is known internationally for the very black comedy of his films, with the typically naïve style of his cartooning often belying the surreal, obscene and disturbing situations they depict (though he has worked in a variety of styles and mediums, including pixilation); this made them a favourite among the fervently counter-cultural audiences, which included such filmmakers as René Laloux, of the first few years of the Annecy International Animated Film Festival, and in a 1967 publication he was considered to be "the most significant" and "the only Japanese animator whose work is known in the West" (which is to disregard the Toei Animation features and Astro Boy series that were first seen in the West around the same time that Kuri's first several films were and mentioned in passing in the same publication, though these were not known as works of an individual and characteristic filmmaker and often had their Japanese origin played down).

He is also known in Japan for his comics, a collection of which earned him the 1958 Bungeishunjuu Manga Award. Though now retired from filmmaking he continues to illustrate and to teach animation at Laputa Art Animation School.

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Rudan | Oct 24, 2:07 PM
his works are a must watch for every pseudo-intellectual out there


Tarable | Jul 24, 8:27 AM
His sense of humor and style is legendary, I love his works and have been rewatching them for weeks now.


arubaro89 | Mar 13, 9:22 PM
Actually, Atchi Kotchi is no lost as have been told, looking in some info seems from time to time there are film events that shown his works.

This gallery is outdated but in the group B you can see a little screen image for あっちこっち

https://www.yujikuasagaya.com/yojikuri


Dlwuik | Feb 12, 1:46 PM
aos master race fuck you all


Ericonator | Nov 24, 2017 12:38 AM
This guy is legendary.


rodolfoemiliano | Nov 6, 2017 2:50 PM
This girl below said she saw nothing in his works. The only thing her little head sees and understands is Gintama. To capture the message behind Yoji Kuri is not for everyone. That is why, in general, they insult the public of animes as being childish.


pgmhecateii | Jun 21, 2017 3:50 PM
Really sorry to his fans, but I don´t remember a single thing that happened in his videos, so I deleted all my entries. The only one I remembered was that Ningen Doubutsuen one.

I totally wasted my time...


kokyo | Apr 10, 2017 7:16 PM
what a legend, i'm watching a lot of his films tonight and accidentally chewed a straw in half subconsciously

these films are crazy, amazing work


Stacys__Mom | Jan 2, 2017 7:24 PM
Not the biggest fan of this dude's work myself, but it's fantastic surrealism if you're into that sort of thing. There's always something unique and interesting about his films!


Gnk | Dec 6, 2016 7:20 AM
SOMETHING SOMETHING HUMAN CONDITION.


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