Makoto Shinkai English Fan Forum and Site Forum Index Makoto Shinkai English Fan Forum and Site

An Unofficial English Fan Site for Makoto Shinkai
 
 FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   Join! (free) Join! (free)  ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 


Kara no Kyoukai
Page Previous  1, 2
 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Makoto Shinkai English Fan Forum and Site Forum Index ->
Anime
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
Please Register and Login to this forum to stop seeing this advertising.






Posted:     Post subject:

Back to top
Fripod
Tarsian


Joined: 18 Jul 2008
Posts: 50


Location: Australia

PostPosted: Thu Dec 17, 2009 6:34 am    Post subject:  Reply with quote

IsUa wrote:
The first time I saw this, I felt similar when I saw Makoto work á(animation quality), watch the water (2m54s), the roof fight scene and of course the eyes (1m35s) Very Happy á


I don't think the animation in this (superb as it is) has quite the same effect as Shinkai's. Shinkai's works are bathed in light (even the night sky is full of galaxies etc.), and they seem to show the beauty and quiet melancholy behind everyday scenes and people, his works are suffused with a sense of mono no aware (a Japanese term used to describe the awareness of the transience of things and a bittersweet sadness at their passing. see wikipedia).
On the other hand, I think the director of Kara no Kyoukai wanted to show, through the animation, the darkness that lies beneath the surface of everyday life (aozaki says something about this in the 7th film) and the madness which hides behind a thin veil of sanity.

EDIT: Aozaki has the following, very perceptive insight; "The incidents started in remote areas and moved closer to the business district. Forbidden things used to take place outside, but now a deeper darkness lurks within the daily lives of good people... It's natural that the shadows grow darker as the city gets brighter. The darkness of the city grew deeper, and the darkness of the people grew even deeper"

This seems to be the complementary opposite of what Shinkai's world represents. That's just the way I feel about it. The two directors to me represent a dichotomy of light and darkness.

Thoughts anyone?

Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Makoto Shinkai English Fan Forum and Site Forum Index ->
Anime
All times are GMT
Page Previous  1, 2
Page 2 of 2

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
Count Down to Global Shinkai Festival 4
Check out the SHOUTcast here ...

Minicaster Radio Playhead

To listen you must install Flash Player. Visit Draftlight Networks for more info.



Recent Posts
fan made movie
space elevator love story
My day in Tokyo and my pseudo-interview with Shinkai-san
A bit of fanart - Letters
Shinkai Anime Details
Shinkai Makoto auf deutsch
What does Sayuri read in school?
Neko
Hello
New Shinkai Film: Kotonoha no Niwa

Top posters
Laz 1330
Junpei 873
Dy.laneA 825
gleowine 415
zitch 306
IsUa 249
Nick 243
Phantast 196
Maltos 160
Janny 147




This Space for Rent

(Reserved)


Card File  Gallery  Forum Archive
Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group
Create your own free forum | Buy a domain to use with your forum