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Free cry, care of Japan

The_SpaniardThe_Spaniard Registered User regular
edited March 2012 in Debate and/or Discourse


I saw this video yesterday, and I found it to be so good, that I can't sit idly by without sharing it. Powerfully heart wrenching, and deeply moving, is how I'd simply describe it. Apparently it was a short animation made by a Japanese comedian for a variety show. I think his video made a good point that he's capable of more than just making us laugh. Be sure to watch it a couple times, if you can, really pay attention, and you'll catch little things you missed the first time around.

I got re-entry burns on my finger from hitting the fave button so fast, though I'd love to hear what you guys think of it and spark up a discussion. I don't want to get too deep into describing it just yet though, I want to give people a chance to watch it and the thread to grow a bit before I start tossing in details.

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  • AManFromEarthAManFromEarth Let's get to twerk! The King in the SwampRegistered User regular
    Cut out the feature=player_embedded stuff, just the cold hard youtube address.

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  • emnmnmeemnmnme Heard about this on conservative radio:Registered User regular
    edited March 2012
    This comedian drew and animated the short by himself?

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  • The_SpaniardThe_Spaniard Registered User regular
    emnmnme wrote: »
    This comedian drew and animated the short by himself?

    From what I hear this film was made by Tekken, one of the best (and only?) flip book comedians today in Japan.

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  • Page-Page- Registered User regular
    edited March 2012
    I'll see you your video and raise you Out of Sight, as it's the most natural foil for that type of thing.

    Though I'm sure everyone's seen that by now.

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  • GodfatherGodfather Registered User regular
    Awwww :)

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  • mrt144mrt144 King of the Numbernames Registered User regular


    All pretenders to the throne.

  • The_SpaniardThe_Spaniard Registered User regular
    mrt144 wrote: »
    Up Video

    All pretenders to the throne.

    While I agree Up is a great movie, and that whole sequence is marvelous, he reason I felt a lot more from the video I posted was, because it wasn't a perfect saccharin story. These were real people flawed, and vulnerable. They struggled and fought through a hard life, and even though they made mistakes they still loved eachother. The only real emotional bombshells in that Up sequence, was the pregnancy thing, and Ellie's death, and if you pay close attention there are a few subtle details in the Japanese video that just compound its force.

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  • JelloJelloJelloJello Registered User
    Personally, three minutes of this was about two minutes too long. I had to skip ahead. But I was surprised by the ending.

    I don't claim to be an expert on Buddhism, but that didn't look like Buddhist reincarnation to me. Looked like a Judeo-Christian idea of the afterlife.

  • Dark Raven XDark Raven X Laugh hard, run fast, be kindRegistered User regular
    This bummed me out at the start and middle, but it felt pretty happy towards the end, IMO. Dude is all trying to fight time, lady is all "naw man, just chill with me" and he does.

    That's a happy ending, right?

    Oh brilliant
  • RohanRohan Registered User regular
    Eh.

    ...and I thought of how all those people died, and what a good death that is. That nobody can blame you for it, because everyone else died along with you, and it is the fault of none, save those who did the killing.

    Nothing's forgotten, nothing is ever forgotten
  • 21stCentury21stCentury Bismuth OS Fully Operational 2019-07-12 - KeystoneRegistered User regular
    Up gets me all the time. I hadn't seen the other two and they were pretty good.

    There's a series of Thai life insurance commercials that also get me everytime, like this one



    (Do close captions work when embedded?)

  • MrMisterMrMister A pup must first get in the water to be successful as a seal!Registered User regular
    Holy shit, that is way dark for a commercial. I guess they have a different culture in Thailand!

  • The_SpaniardThe_Spaniard Registered User regular
    MrMister wrote: »
    Holy shit, that is way dark for a commercial. I guess they have a different culture in Thailand!

    I LOVE the song that your avatar is based on.

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  • MrMisterMrMister A pup must first get in the water to be successful as a seal!Registered User regular
    MrMister wrote: »
    Holy shit, that is way dark for a commercial. I guess they have a different culture in Thailand!

    I LOVE the song that your avatar is based on.

    Which is also, coincidentally, a cute/sad little video:

  • The_SpaniardThe_Spaniard Registered User regular
    MrMister wrote: »
    MrMister wrote: »
    Holy shit, that is way dark for a commercial. I guess they have a different culture in Thailand!

    I LOVE the song that your avatar is based on.

    Which is also, coincidentally, a cute/sad little video:

    That it most certainly is. Recently some friends of mine and I had to do a 300 mile drive up to an event just south of San Fran and I introduced them to this song on my iPod(which I gladly paid for). They made me keep replaying it until we heard it almost 10 times in the 600 total miles we drove.

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  • FoomyFoomy Registered User regular
    edited March 2012
    This bummed me out at the start and middle, but it felt pretty happy towards the end, IMO. Dude is all trying to fight time, lady is all "naw man, just chill with me" and he does.

    That's a happy ending, right?

    if you watch closely you see that the husband actually dies first, when he's running to give his wife the wedding veil, he has a heart attack. Thats why the pendulum stops and it goes from showing time passing as it swings to a full screen and he stops aging at that point. you can also see a shrine to him in the background when the wife is lying in bed.

    I guess it's a slightly happy ending in that he waits around watching over her until they can be together again.


    also, thai commercials really do have everything else beat for sadness, heres a few of the others:



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  • 21stCentury21stCentury Bismuth OS Fully Operational 2019-07-12 - KeystoneRegistered User regular
    Don't forget this one.

  • MrMisterMrMister A pup must first get in the water to be successful as a seal!Registered User regular
    Not gonna lie, the mother's courage one made me tear up.

  • EWomEWom Registered User regular
    And here I was sure it was going to be

    Whether they find a life there or not, I think Jupiter should be called an enemy planet.
  • SynthesisSynthesis Honda Today! Registered User regular
    .....damn, I'm sure those aren't representative of Thai advertising in general, but Christ, that's a lot of sad in those commercials.

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  • wanderingwandering Registered User regular
    The notion that a daughter would hate her dad because he's mute is ridiculous.

  • RT800RT800 Registered User regular
    edited March 2012
    Yeah that mute dad commercial makes no sense.

    She's like 16 and has no inkling of what her dad is saying or even why he's mute?

    And who's buying the life insurance anyway? Him? He's not the one that tried to kill himself.

    And even if he was, wouldn't that negate the insurance?

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  • DiannaoChongDiannaoChong Registered User regular
    Daughter is bullied, and resents her father for not being normal. its a common thing around parents who are disabled, even without the bullying. She tries to kill herself because of all of those issues. He dies during the blood transplant to save her. message: get life insurance, because even if she resents you in life and you love her fully, giving up your life to save hers may not be enough.

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