Screenwriter Jukki Hanada is collaborating with anime studios to create a music-themed anime film focusing on amateur music video production. A few moments of encouragement break through by visually and narratively celebrating an under-celebrated part of music production. The film is a collaboration between Hanada, 100Studio and Hurray!, featuring stunning 3D animation and a unique story about young talent in both animation and music.
Screenwriter Jukki Hanada is collaborating with several anime studios on the creation A Minute of Fun, a new music-themed anime film. The film is currently expected to premiere in Japan later this summer. While Hanada is behind a number of notable music-themed shows, his new project breaks new ground with its story focusing on amateur music video production.
Anime with music and entertainment themes are very familiar and the general concept is that they are related to high school bands or idol groups. Hanada himself wrote several scripts featuring such casts.
That’s why A Few Moments is so ambitious, as it focuses on celebrating an under-celebrated part of music production, both visually and narratively.
A Few Moments of Cheers is a music anime about making music videos
A few fun moments were revealed along with a trailer that was uploaded to the Emotions YouTube channel. According to Anime News Network, the story follows Asaya Kanata, a high school student who is inspired by her teacher Yu Orie’s busking performance to produce a music video for her work. Natsuki Hanae plays Asaya, while Mariya Ise was cast as Yu, with singer Kei SUGAwara providing the vocal performance. The film is also an unusual collaboration, combining Harada’s story and script with the relatively young 100Studio, which until now provided animation support, and the music production team Hurray!, which often produces music videos. music.
Harada, as mentioned, is not only familiar with writing stories about music, having assisted in making anime such as Sound! Euphonium, Love Live! series and the upcoming Girls Band Cry. This makes A Few Moments all the more notable for its focus on music videos, to the point where the music production team is already on board with the film. Still, the results are stunning, with the 3D animation featuring a striking color palette that looks like it’s timed to a song. It is both visually and thematically far removed from stories about pop idols singing in front of crowds.
Love lives! & Sound! Euphonium writer Jukki Hanada is trying something new for a moment
“Amateur production” also seems to be the second motif that underlines the work – not only is it about a young filmmaker, it is also made by a relatively unknown studio, making it both a It’s both a testament and a challenge to see what 100Studio can achieve. Although it’s not a popular topic, music videos have become an obscure subculture, thanks to sites like YouTube providing a place for young singers to find indie groups to put the lyrics on the screen. In that sense, A Minute of Fun is not only timely but also symbolic of the musical era in which we live.
Source: Emotion Labels (YouTube), Anime News Network