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Lone sperm swim in darkness, red-eyes glare knowingly and a person hangs themselves in the distance. Rushing amidst a forest or down an alleyway, a noisy birth of action ensues in a bleak landscape.
Extra and Noisy Birth are two music videos with a dark and bleak appaerance. Extra makes a lot more sense (as far as what the hell is going on), but both are decent recs for each other.
Both music videos are full of rapid imagery and also very disturbing. I felt that maybe Noisy Birth had more of a message, while Extra merely tried to push the envalope. But if you're craving morose images, give these two music videos a try
Abstract, strange and dark, that's how I'd describe these two music video's. If you're looking for a grim, almost nonsensical and experimental short movie, these two are just that.
Witness the true beginning of the Matrix: how men created the machines and how those machines stood up against their masters, and the effects of the great war that waged between them, which in the end led to the fall of mankind. Watch the ship Osiris and its efforts to warn the remaining humans of the imminent attack; follow a champion who happens to break free from the Matrix; explore the exploitation of a glitch in the overall system; observe the story of the Kid and how he was found by Neo; travel with an investigator who tracks the well-known hacker Trinity; and learn the secrets of the Matrix in other wondrous ways.
Call me crazy, but people who liked the robots and strange nature in either Extra or Animatrix would enjoy the other. Animatrix is definitely more in-depth as far as plot due to the fact that Extra is a 3 minute music video, but I just have a gut feeling that they would have the same fanbase.
Extra could almost have taken place some time, some where in the Matrix universe. People killing robots, robots killing people, the brutality of all of it. If you liked the darker man versus machine shorts in Animatrix, and want just a little more, you will probably love Extra.
When otherworldy Kazumi met normal Yuko at a rockin' punk show, great things were destined to happen. And great things, of course, implies riding a cybernetic creature from the TV named Face to another world full of scantily clad heavyweight men, encountering murderous and sex starved jello-like demons, and even gaining the ability to morph body parts into weapons! Just a normal day in the life of two friends... right?
Got a few minutes to kill? These two are short enough that you can watch it and be done in minutes. They both posscess studio 4C's strangeness, and unique graphicwise.
Both Extra and End of the World are very short, very confusing works. They both have their share of violence and definitely share their wierdness factor. Want to watch something random and violent for a couple of minutes? Give this one a shot!
In the streets of a city filled with power lines and abandoned buildings, an oddly-shaped being explores and meanders. Meanwhile, a young girl with a penchant for jumping travels to the surface of planets and roads with an inner tube around her waist. Experience the shadows and the whimsy of their misadventures!
Extra and Jigen Loop are both wacky displays of randomness, produced by the always-awesome Studio 4C. If you liked the short, music-filled sci fi backdrop of one, you'd probably like the other.
Both Extra and Jigen Loop have a sort of surreal feeling matched with suiting music. Extra is more break-neck and exciting while Loop is more subtle and creepy, if you like one you'll probably like the other.
Near the ruins of an old and abandoned city, there is played a game simply known as "Otokoyo." It is said that when children play this game, they go missing one by one. Some say it is ghosts. Others say it is demons. But for Hikora, one thing is certain: his sister disappeared playing the game and he will do whatever it takes to find her, even if it means playing the game himself. He and seven others will do just that, all for their own reasons, and learn that rumors aren’t always fictitious. Escaping with their lives will become the main concern when this game of hide-and-seek turns deadly.
Most definitely a case of style of substance as you explore the futuristic streets of neo-tokyo in these two visually outstanding shows.
With a very dark tale, the story unfurls in a somewhat confusing way. I don't think these are shows to be overly analysed, more a case for the viewer to sit back and enjoy the artistic talent used to produce both Kakurenbo and Extra.
If you're a snob for outstanding animation, I think you should give both of these a try.
Both Extra and Kakurenbo: Hide & Seek feature a short story set in an unsettling and dangerous cityscape. Extra is only a music video, but shows us a rapid glimpse of life in a city filled with horror: masked knife-wielding automatons, kids that surprisingly carry guns, rocket riding heroes, random explicit violence occurring everywhere. Kakurenbo explores a dark city filled with demons, and an urban legend of a children's game from which no one ever returns from playing.
Extra is loud and bright, while Kakurenbo is dark and creepy; but both give off a similar vibe of dystopia and danger. The cities shown in both are brutal and threatening worlds of menace. They both evoke a feeling tension and share the same disturbing vibe.
If you enjoyed Extra and would like to see continued creepfest, check out Kakurenbo for a little longer visit in another dystopian city. If you enjoyed Kakurenbo, watch Extra afterwards for a little bit of a mood pickup that retains the same eerie feelings as the movie. Fans of either should enjoy the other!