TAKASHI MURAKAMI PREMIERES HIS FIRST FILM “JELLYFISH EYES” IN TOKYO

April 22, 2013  |  art, Film

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Hot on the heels of the opening of his incredible new show in LA (here), last weekend saw the master of Japanese Pop, Takashi Murakami, premiering his first feature film, "Jellyfish Eyes"—which has been in the making for over a decade now—in his native Japan. Opening in posh Rippongi Hills, the premiere was accompanied by an exhibition of the props, character models, and production art used in the making of the film, which was originally intended to be an all-animated feature, but instead combines live action with CG animation. According to Murakami, "'Jellyfish Eyes' is a series of fantasy films for young adults set in the aftermath ofJapan’s recent natural disasters. The first film portrays the great catastrophe which has gripped the nation while part 2 takes place two years later and expands upon the scenario with new twists and turns. Join our young protagonists as they gather the courage to move forward in an unreasonable world and explore the nature of friendship, family, and more."

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All photos courtesy Takashi Murakami

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