A brief clip of Takashi Murakami's newest project, Jellyfish Eyes, came to view last night as the promotion cycle for next season's films starts in Japan. The first full-length feature film for the Japanese artist and his creative troupe Kaikai Kiki, Murakami started filming during last summer though the concept started to take shape nearly ten years ago. A hybrid of 3D animation and live-action with modern day Japan as the backdrop, Murakami also employed some positive notions and a message of encouragement to tomorrow's generation. Jellyfish Eyes by Takashi Murakami will be making its debut on April 26, 2013.
Release Date: April 26th, 2013 (Friday)
Message From The Director
With this series, I have taken on the task of creating a fantasy set in modern day Japan.
My main ambition has been to create a work for those children who are today being born into a world full of challenges.
I want to give them the encouragement to live with passion and confront the adult world head on.
To accept that living fully means at times experiencing pain and periods of struggle.
To understand that while this world may not be a holy place, the only way to make it better is to get down in the muck.
This is the message that I want to extend to children to everyone.
The expression of this message is a necessity, whether it is accepted or not.
As of now, Jellyfish Eyes has ceased being a single film and is developing into a major project.