Posts Tagged ‘kosuke sugimoto’


New Handsome Ken’ya Videos by Kosuke Sugimoto

September 8, 2011

Once again, I’m putting up videos by Kosuke Sugimoto, of whom I’m a huge fan.


Recently, Sugimoto has been producing music videos for Handsome Ken’ya, a Kyoto-based (and evidently very modest) pop-rock artist who goes beyond the standard guitar-bass-keyboard-drum style set.

The first was “Kore Kurai de Utau (Sing in My Own Way)”, a fully-drawn animated work based around the different outcomes that arise as the singer makes different choices. Like “The TV Show” this one contains dozens of tiny background details that Sugimoto manages to consistently develop through the video.


The next was “Mushi no Tameiki” (Sigh of the Insects), which uses cut-out animation to show Ken’ya as an unwitting king of the ants in an insect war.


Most recent is “Kesshin Sokudo” (Speed of Decision), which combines stylized live action and typography into a high-energy portrayal of the singer’s thoughts and anxieties.


I look forward to more from both of them.


Cool Music Video: Full Moon Party

July 21, 2011

A while back I posted “The TV Show“, a video by animator Kousuke Sugimoto and musician Takayuki Manabe. Here’s another of Sugimoto’s early videos, also with music by Manabe.

Three apes encounter a musical note from space that sends them rocking to the end of the earth (literally).



IdN 100 videos from Japan

July 3, 2011

Late last year, creative design magazine IdN published their 100th issue, and invited artists from around the world to produce videos on that theme. Two Japanese artists who contributed were Kosuke Sugimoto (with music by Takayuki Manabe):


And Teppei Maki (with music by Omodaka/Far East Recording):


Cool Video: Kosuke Sugimoto’s “The TV Show”

June 10, 2011

I first came across Sugimoto’s work about a year ago, and immediately became a huge fan. He’s a Japan-based animator and artist who, among other things, has done some eye-popping music videos for a number of J-artists. This work of his, “The TV Show” (with music by Takayuki Manabe) was the first I ever saw and immediately got me hooked.

I think what really pulled me in was the rich level of detail he gives his work. Nothing seems to be thrown in or discarded lazily; no matter how frenetic the scene becomes, every action and element has a cause and effect. It’s the sort of video where new details show up each time I see it.

I’ll be sharing more of his videos here in the future.