Japanese Animated Music Video Asks Meaning of Life, First in Planned Series

posted on by Carlos Cadorniga

A new series seeks to ask existential questions through several platforms of media.

Nowisee is a new monthly "cross contents project" blending stylized visuals and music to tell a story and posit topics of philosophical proportions. This recently released video, known as "Vibration", is the first of 24 planned videos and was uploaded to warm internet user reception, garnering almost 130,000 views on YouTube as of now. The project is shrouded in mystery, as no artist information is revealed for much of the project.

Caption: "I guess my name is Ai. I guess I'm a high school student."

The project is targeted squarely at young people with the theme "the meaning of life". Further videos are planned every month on the 8th. The theme of the number "8" seems to be recurring, as the project's official site and music video both launched on August 8 at 8:08:08 (GMT). The site also teases an upcoming novel and manga projects.

The next video, "Hard Boiled", will be posted on September 8.

"Vibration" is currently available on iTunes Japan and other Japanese music sharing sites for 260 yen (US$2.33).

[Via Kai-You]

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