UJICHA’s concept of ‘geki-mation’ employs variety of hand-drawn cutouts to act like marionettes and further adds music plus diegetic sounds in order to create the artistically curious atmosphere of gruesome fantasy. It’s an artistically delirious product, surfacing straight from the jagged contours of a wildly imaginative mind.” High on Films
2 pieces of Gekimation from the weird and wonderful mind of Japanese director UJICHA
Violence Voyager (2018, 83 min)
Bobby and his friend Akkun set out for the mountains to build a secret hideout. On their way, they stumble upon a mysterious amusement park called Violence Voyager. It doesn’t take long for things to get weird as the boys discover a group of scared children who can’t seem to escape and soon find themselves under attack by robot-like humanoids.
Burning Buddha Man (2013, 81 min)
There is a series of Buddha statue thefts in Kyoto. Beniko, a high school girl, gets the Buddha statue at her family’s temple stolen and has her parents killed at the same time. She needs to know what caused the death of a parents and dreams of revenge. She goes on a fantastical journey to ultimately face the demon.