GENIUS PARTY

By Atsuko FUKUSHIMA, Shoji KAWAMORI, Shinji KIMURA, Yoji YAMAMOTO, Hideki FUTAMURA, Masaaki YUASA, Shinichiro WATANABE

STUDIO4C CO., LTD - as PROD

Animation - Completed 2007

The limitation is ZERO. Gifted creators in the Japanese animation industry gathered at STUDIO4C, and a revolutionary party movie was born. Highly unique styles of seven independent episodes directed by seven directors interplay and stimulate your sensibilities.

    • Year of production
    • 2007
    • Genres
    • Animation
    • Countries
    • JAPAN
    • Languages
    • JAPANESE
    • Budget
    • N/A
    • Duration
    • 102 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Atsuko FUKUSHIMA, Shoji KAWAMORI, Shinji KIMURA, Yoji YAMAMOTO, Hideki FUTAMURA, Masaaki YUASA, Shinichiro WATANABE
    • Producer(s)
    • Eiko TANAKA
    • Synopsis
    • GENIUS PARTY
      A world of imagery with a motif of the moment in which images are born inspires your sensations - the empty wild land, a running birdman, and flowers of inspiration.
      Pieces of images come and go, and change results in chain reactions. There stands a world, sensationally inspiring the audience.

      ■SHANGHAI DRAGON
      〜 Will creativity save our future?! The birth of a snot-nosed, child superhero! 〜
      In the latter half of the last century, in the old town of Shanghai, there’s a snot-nosed kindergartener, Chinkuro, who loves to draw. One day, a sudden flash of light accompanies the appearance of a huge crater in the kindergarten school and Chinkuro finds a mysterious stick-like object, “the notion-materialize system,” that materializes things drawn with it. Children are captivated by the mysterious power of the stick, but then an unexpected giant enemy emerges!

      ■DEATHTIC 4
      No "life" is allowed to exist in the underworld located deep underground. DEATHTIC4 begins with an encounter of Rot and a living frog.
      Rot tries to send the frog back to the living world with his fellows, and they head for "the eye of Uzu Uzu storm," but then ... It's a heart-warming comedy played by the cutely creepy quartet.

      ■DOORBELL
      〜 An absurd and mysterious world, a high school boy is tossed around by “another” himself. 〜
      It happens suddenly when high school student Yu arrives home as he does every day. As he enters his house, he realizes that something is wrong… and reactions of his mother and sister are completely unexpected. “Did the entrance door just open? But I don’t see anyone.” At that moment, what Yu sees beside his family is “another” himself who has already come home…

      ■LIMIT CYCLE
      Virtual reality appears in a dark, digital city composed of multilayers, and a man facing a PC with an expression as if he is trapped. He gets out of the office-prison and encounters a fantastical butterfly. While he chases the butterfly, he comes across another man who looks exactly like himself.

      ■Happy machine
      --- They are all machines - my home, my mom ...
      A toddler gets thrown into the savage plain. As he travels though his peculiar journey by four-wheeled motorcycle, the toddler meets weird things like a little flame guy, small plants, a strange, flying creature and massive natural phenomena. What is it that he finds at the end of the journey, after many years of traveling?

      ■BABY BLUE
      A sentimental, adolescent love story.
      In early summer at a highschool in Fussa, Japan, Sho asks Hazuki to skip class and go somewhere outside of the school with him.
      The childhood friends who used to be close somehow haven't been talking recently as years go by. They buy handheld fireworks on the way and head for Enoshima, a short exciting trip for the day.
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