Animation x Music -Selected from Award-winning Works of Japan Media Arts Festival
動樂樂 – 日本文化廳媒體藝術祭得奬選集

This program is a selection of award-winning works from the Japan Media Arts Festival focusing on music videos and short animation films that use music as sound.

It has been said that music videos are one of the few jobs that allow artists to create relatively freely and show their own unique styles. In recent years, the need for music videos has increased as more and more music works are being viewed through video sharing sites, and there has been a huge animated music video movement in Japan, especially among young people.

The winner of this year's Social Impact Award, Haze Haseru Haterumade, is a typical example of this movement. Canaria, which won this year's Entertainment Division New Face Award, is a hand-drawn animated music video that uses VR and shows new possibilities for expression in animation.

Airy Me, YAMASUKI YAMAZAKI, and Satie's Parade were not created by music producers, but are video works that use music as sound. Satie's Parade is a work that combines animation and the music from a ballet first performed in 1917, which is very unique as it looks both like a music video and the animation of a stage performance.

We hope that you will be able to enjoy how animation artists perceive the different music tracks and how they have been able to realize their vision in animation. We also hope that you find some new Japanese music works to listen to.

Lastly, there were many other excellent works that could not be selected for various reasons. Since music videos are often available for free on video sharing sites, you can easily check these out online. And, if you feel like you want to see more videos similar to those that have been introduced here, why not check out some of the award-winning works from previous years?



今年的社會影響力大奬是由Haze Haseru Haterumade所得,是剛提及的運動中的典型代表作。而今年娛樂組別的新人奬由Canaria獲得,作品為一部手繪動畫音樂錄像,透過VR讓觀者以新方法去探索動畫。

Airy Me, YAMASUKI TAMAZAKI和Satie’s Parade均不是由音樂製作人所創作,而是以音樂作品聲部的錄像作品。Satie’s Parade是一部結合了動畫與1917年首演的一則芭蕾舞音樂的作品,它的獨特在於作品遊走在音樂錄像與舞台演出動畫之間。



Curator 策映人 : OYAMA Kei (Producer and CEO, CALF Co., Ltd.)
Production製作單位: Japan Media Arts Festival Overseas Promotion
Video length 節目長度: 46:49
Copyright: © 2021 Agency for Cultural Affairs, Government of Japan All Rights Reserved

Animation x Music -Selected from Award-winning Works of Japan Media Arts Festival
放映節目:動樂樂 – 日本文化廳媒體藝術祭得奬選集

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Cuushe “Airy Me”

2013 / Music Video, Short Animation 音樂錄像、動畫短片/ 05:38
17th JMAF Animation Division New Face Award

Inspired by the song of the same title produced by Cuushe.
An examinee receives medication every day from a nurse in a hospital where mysterious biological experiments are being conducted. One day, the nurse presses a switch, and the examinee transforms into a chimera. What kind of a scene will be created when they continue to have human desires even though they have become something other than human? And what kind of change will it bring to the relationship between the nurse and the examinee?


Animation動畫: KUNO Yoko
Music音樂: Cuushe “Airy Me”

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ShiShi Yamazaki

2013 / Music Video 音樂錄像/ 02:22
17th JMAF Animation Division Jury Selections

When you're insanely happy, you're so happy to be happy, that you forget what made you happy in the first place.


Director導演: ShiShi Yamazaki
Music音樂: Yamasuki's
Yama Yama: Daniel VANGARDE

Shugo Tokumaru “Poker”

2014 / Music Video 音樂錄像/ 03:37
18th JMAF Animation Division Jury Selections

This is a music animation commemorating the 10th anniversary of Shugo Tokumaru's debut and the 100th anniversary of Norman MCLAREN's birth. The work is interspersed with homages to MCLAREN's masterpiece, Blinkity Blank.

這是一部紀念Shugo Tokumaru出道十年以及Norman MCLAREN諾文‧麥克拉倫一百歲生辰的動畫音樂作品,作品穿插著對諾文的經典名作「Blinkity Blank」的致敬。

Director & Animation: MIZUE Mirai, NAKAUCHI Yukie
Music: Shugo Tokumaru

© 2015 GAL
group_inou “EYE”

2015 / Music Video 音樂錄像 / 03:32
19th JMAF Entertainment Division New Face Award

This is a music video in which the two members of group_inou run through Google Street View images that have been stitched together. The song is from an album titled “MAP” and referencing the name of the album, the video was created by reconstructing a vast amount of “viewpoints” from around the world that were collected from the internet.


Material素材: Google Street View TM 谷歌街景TM
System / Software 程式系統/軟件: Hyperlapse.js, openFramework, Node.js, Arduino
Music 音樂: group_inou

© Yamamura Animation
Satie's “Parade"

2016 / Animated Short Film 動畫短片/ 14:12
20th JMAF Animation Division Jury Selections

“Parade”, which French composer Erik Satie started composing at the age of 50, is a a piece of ballet music that the poet Apollinaire first introduced with the word “surrealism”. The ballet, which premiered in 1917, was performed with three managers and four performers gathering in front of the circus tent.

YAMAMURA Koji tried to reproduce this stage which was made 100 years ago with a text from Satie's essay, as a surrealistic ballet video along with the performance of Willem Breuker Orchestra. In addition to the characters who appeared in the original ballet, Jean Cocteau, Pablo Picasso, and Erik Satie, who created this ballet, also appeared, and they were in charge of the eccentric titles and music of the work. Many of his works were inspired by arts such as René Clair's movie “Entr'Acte”, Man Ray and Picabia, who had a close relationship with Sati. The work was completed in 2016 to commemorate the 150th anniversary of Satie's birth and the 100th anniversary of the composition of “Parade.”

法國作曲家Erik Satie在他50歲時開始創作的「Parade」(巡遊)是詩人Apollinaire首次以把超現實主義引入一首芭蕾舞曲。這部芭蕾舞劇於1917年首演,由三位經理人以及四名表演者聚集在馬戲團帳篷前演出。

YAMAMURA Koji試圖根據Satie的文本把百年前的場景重現,作品呈現的是一則超現實主義的芭蕾舞錄像以及Willem Breuker的管弦樂團演出。除了本來出現在演出的人,還加插了創作人Jean cocteau、Pablo Picasso及Erik Satie的現身,他們負責的是古怪的作品名稱及配樂。他許多作品都是受到藝術作品及藝術家的影響,包括René Clair的電影 《Entr'Acte》、Man Ray 及Picabia (與Sati有密切關係)。作品於2016完成,以紀念Satie的150年誕辰以及Parade (巡遊)的創作100周年。

Music / Text 音樂 / 文本 : Erik SATIE (1866-1925)
Music performance 音樂演出: Willem Breuker Kollektief
Arrangement 編曲: Willem BREUKER (1944-2010)
Director / Animation 導演/ 動畫: YAMAMURA Koji
Translation 翻譯 : Ilan NGUYÊN
Production 製作 : Yamamura Animation
Distribution 發行 : Au Praxinoscope

Saigo no Shudan (ARISAKA Ayumu / OITA Mai / KOHATA Ren)

2018 / Music Video 音樂錄像 / 04:15
22th JMAF Entertainment Division Jury Selections

Welcome to the bathhouse from another dimension. Men and women of all ages are welcome to use the bathhouse. This bathhouse is blessed by the God of mountains, and is open free of charge to anybody. Various creatures from this world and the next gather here to take a relaxing bath.


Music 音樂 : EVISBEATS, MAEDA Kazuhiko
Video 錄像 : Saigo no Shudan

© Yoko Yuki
Bonnou Shimizu “ShalaBonBon”
Yoko Yuki

2019 / Music Video 音樂錄像 / 02:20
23th JMAF Animation Division Jury Selections

This work was created as a music video for the song ShalaBonBon by Bonno Shimizu. Birds, flowers, people, and other living things appear one after another, set to a light acoustic sound plus the catchy phrase, “shalabonbon”. The noise-processed effect, which is vivid and fluorescent, was achieved by filming a 2D animation played on a CRT TV.

作品是Bonno Shimizu的歌曲ShalaBonBon的音樂錄像;飛鳥、花朵、人們與及其他的生命一個接一個出現,投入至輕柔的和弦中,配合那句朗朗上口的「shalabonbon」,而片中的噪音處理效果,又生動又螢光,是把二維動畫播放在CRT電視再重錄的效果。

Director導演: YUKI Yoko
Music 音樂 : Bonnou Shimizu

ZUTOMAYO “Haze Haseru Haterumade”

2019 / Music Video 音樂錄像/ 04:05
24th JMAF Animation Division Social Impact Award

With a fast-paced sound and a high-pitched singing voice, this work depicts the recollections and consequences of a girl who says goodbye to her friends and the past and leaves for space alone. The girl changes from her normal clothes into a spacesuit-like outfit and the animation unfolds one scene after another, with the girl singing into a microphone, riding a surfboard through space, and dancing to the beat. Strange creatures, desolate places, and characters that look like an ancient language highlight a pop-themed yet still quite decadent view of the world. Rather than following a single storyline, the music is prioritized in the work, which increases its appeal and evocativeness.


Music 音樂: ZUTOMAYO
Animation 動畫: Waboku

Shugo Tokumaru “Canaria”

2020 / Music Video, VR Animation 音樂錄像及VR動畫 / 04:18
24th JMAF Entertainment Division New Face Award

Canaria is a 360-degree, hand-drawn VR animation by YUHARA Kazuki, a student at the Department of Animation at Tokyo University of the Arts. It also serves as a music video for the song of the same name by Shugo Tokumaru, which is both experimental and pop. The video, which took over six months to create, is based on the theme of a canary's encounter with the world. It is a colorful, meticulously hand-drawn 360-degree animation that can be experienced using VR goggles, an omnidirectional screen, a computer, or a smartphone. In this virtual space, viewers are encouraged to immerse themselves in the magnificent worldview. The piece is an attempt to redefine music videos from something to be viewed to something to be experienced.

《Canaria》是東京藝術大學動畫系學生YUHARA Kazuki的手繪動畫製作而成的360 VR作品,它是Shugo Tokumaru的同名歌曲的音樂錄像,兼備實驗性及流行性。作品花了六個月去完成,這是一部色彩豐富、精心手繪的360全景動畫,可以使用VR眼鏡去體驗。在這個虛擬空間內,觀者可以全面沉醉在裡面壯麗的世界觀中,作品希望可以嘗試重新定義音樂錄像的經驗與觀看模式。

All Audio 聲音 : Shugo Tokumaru
Animation 動畫 : SHIMA Naohiro
Director 導演/ Animation動畫 : YUHARA Kazuki
360 Mixing 360製作: KASAI Toshihiko
Tech Support 技術支援: KUBO Jiro