Hikaru Utada: Fluximation - Recommendations

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Outdoors

Outdoors

Ballistic buzzing guided camera drones, terrorizing fur and feathers. Drip drop drop top inside your futuristic RV Zen boombox, and then you float away. 

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Umibe no Machi

Umibe no Machi

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Haru Hayate

Haru Hayate

A man and woman sit together one evening and talk. Let's take a night train and go for a trip, across the somber landscape we watch through the window; let's see the tomb of the whale...

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World Map Room

World Map Room

The events within the narrative are spare and enigmatic: Yokoyama is as much fascinated by shapes and visual effects as he is by character and plot. First, the protagonists visit a city; then, our heroes watch airplanes departing and arriving at an airport; next, they go on board a ship and cross a river. Eventually, they arrive at a building where a man welcomes and guides them to the “world map room,” where they inspect a library. Eventually they leave, and reach a pond with a sunken ship. Their guide starts to explain the ship’s history, and slowly, with casual suddenness, the novel comes to a close.

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New Engineering

New Engineering

This first U.S. book on Yokoyama's work combines two of the artist's central themes: fighting and building. One set of graphic stories, Public Works, details massive structures being erected across a landscape. Plot is pushed aside in favor of sheer formal verve as we watch buildings, about which we know nothing, come into being.

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Color Engineering

Color Engineering

Color Engineering reproduces both older and unseen imagery from the 2000s with dozens of color drawings and paintings that were executed in 2010 during a six-week open studio event held in Tokyo, at which the public was able to view Yokoyama at work. A selection of these canvases is reproduced here as gatefold pages, and is integrated among comic-strip sequences executed in a variety of techniques: photography, loose marker drawings, hyper-real portraiture and much more. These sequences continue his investigations into the world of machines, architecture and post-human fashion, and are the first Yokoyama narratives to provide insight into the artist's personal world, in details of his rural habitat.

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Iceland

Iceland

A new surrealist tale by the creator of neo manga, the critically-acclaimed Yuichi Yokoyama. His frenetic visual style contrasts with the taciturn pace of the story and dialogue as a group of friends wander the high-latitude areas of the strange icy Far North looking for someone. Readers of Yokoyama's other stories may even recognize some characters.

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En-chan’s House

En-chan’s House

Combining a modern artistic approach with a whimsical vision of creation mythology, the story follows the titular “En-chan” who, becoming involved in a natural disaster at a convenience store, time shifts to herself as a 1 year old child…..

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Country Called America

Country Called America

What will the world America become? What will mankind become? A futuristic yet comical expression by VIEW's manga illustrates a quirky paradigm that we might have or will end up at - the country called america.

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Travel

Travel

A wordless journey into the contemporary Japanese psyche. It takes the not unfamiliar plot backdrop of a train ride and turns it into a psychological meditation on the vehicle's architecture and passengers (rather than focusing on the usual narrative-driven concerns such as destination, distance or landscape).

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