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No.44 YUHARA Kazuki Illustrator/Animator/Game Designer
Graduate School of Film and New Media, Tokyo University of the Arts, Department of Animation

YUHARA Kazuki was born in Japan in 1996. Currently enrolled in the animation department at Tokyo University of the Arts Graduate School of Film and New Media, YUHARA graduated from Tama Art University's Department of Information Design, Art & Media Course. His fundamental motivation for creation comes from emotional experiences of being embraced in warmth and tenderness. All of his work reflects his ideas of love in both narrative and visuals.

24th JMAF Entertainment Division New Face Award
2020 / VR Animation, Music Video / 04:18
All Audio: Shugo Tokumaru
Animation: SHIMA Naohiro
Director & Animation: YUHARA Kazuki
360 Mixing: KASAI Toshihiko
Tech Support: KUBO Jiro

“Canaria” is a 360-degree, hand-drawn VR animation by YUHARA Kazuki, a student at the Department of Animation at Tokyo University of the Arts. It also serves as a music video for the song of the same name by Shugo Tokumaru, which is both experimental and pop. The video, which took over six months to create, is based on the theme of a canary's encounter with the world. It is a colorful, meticulously hand-drawn 360-degree animation that can be experienced using VR goggles, an omnidirectional screen, a computer, or a smartphone. In this virtual space, viewers are encouraged to immerse themselves in the magnificent worldview. The piece is an attempt to redefine music videos from something to be viewed to something to be experienced.

Other Works

© Kazuki Yuhara / Tama Art University
2018 / VR Animation / 13:43

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