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Stop-Motion Anime Film Junk World Streams Making-Of Video

posted on by Adriana Hazra
Video shows creation of models, sets, robots; sound effects, photography

Aniplex's YouTube channel began streaming a behind-the-scenes video on Saturday for JUNK WORLD, Takahide Hori's sequel film for his 2021 JUNK HEAD stop-motion animated feature film.

The video covers the creation of models, sets, robots, and sound effects for the film. It highlights the photography for the film, noting that it takes two hours in the process of recording six seconds of animation.

The film will debut in 2025.

Hori launched a crowdfunding campaign for the film to fund more equipment and staff for efficiency and quality. The first campaign raised 13,663,200 yen (about US$94,000). The second campaign has raised 2,808,000 yen (about US$19,206) as of press time. There is no deadline on the new campaign. The project will proceed using the funds collected regardless of how much it earns.

Hori is in charge of all major duties in the movie, including directing, scriptwriting, character design, editing, music, storyboards, modeling, and voice acting.

Anime Limited released the original JUNK HEAD film, and it describes the story:

In a dystopian future, humanity has attained longevity at the cost of its ability to reproduce. An artificial species was created to counteract the resulting dwindling workforce, until it revolted and formed its own subterranean society. When humanity is ravaged by a virus, a lone human is sent into the depths below to investigate the secrets of how this new species procreates, only to discover the monstrous ways they have evolved…

A new theatrical cut for JUNK HEAD debuted in March 2021. Montreal's 25th Fantasia International Film Festival streamed the new cut in August 2021. This was the new edit's North American premiere. The film won the Cigogne d'or prize for animated film at the 2021 Strasbourg European Fantastic Film Festival.

The film's original cut debuted in 2017.

Source: Aniplex's YouTube channel

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