The third entry into the 2014 Japan Animator Expo is an anime music video to TeddyLoid’s latest single, ME!ME!ME! This new video is produced by Studio Khara (The Rebuild of Evenagelion films) and features a very trippy and halucengenic trip. The video itself features vibrant colours and a very odd message about anime and escapism. Beginning with a typical sleepy anime fan he begins to dream about the anime world with all the usual tropes, before it all goes haywire and strange things begin to happen. Despite the weird content, it does contain a very catchy tune. You can even see a cameo from Khara’s previous anime.
You can visit the official website of the anime for an English subtitled version.
Note: The Following content is NSFW
You are attacked and ravished by many girls
The few characters in the music video are voiced by:
- Kouichi Yamadera (Togusa in Ghost in the Shell)
- Megumi Hayashibara (Rei Ayanami from Neon Genesis Evangelion)
The video itself is produced by Studio Khara. Here is a list of staff that work on anime includes:
- Director and Storyboarder: Hibiki Yoshizaki (Debut Directoring Role, Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo Designer)
- Character Design and Animation Director: Shuichi Iseki (Space☆Dandy Season 2 Key Animator)
- Colour Designer: Yuichi Furuichi (Black Butler II, Kure-nai )
- Art Director: Hiroshi Kato (Neon Genesis Evangelion, Uchuu Kyoudai)
- CGI and Visual Effects: sankaku (Zankyou no Terror Screen Designers)
- Animation Studio: Studio Khara (The Rebuild of Evenagelion films)
The official website of the music video has released some images to showcase the anime’s production. First up are the character designs for the main characters in the video:
Here are some key frames and visuals:
And finally, some additional concept art and designs:
The 2014 Japan Animator Expo is project to promote a series of anime shorts produced by Studio Khara and Japanese production company Dwango to promote young animators, much like the Japanese government’s Anime Mirai project. The project itself will be releasing new original anime shorts every week for the next couple months. The first production is The Dragon Dentist directed by Otaro Maijo, the second is Hill Climb Girl directed by Azuma Tani (Haiyoru! Nyaruani, Thermae Romae), the third being ME!ME!ME! and the fourth being Carnage by Hibiki Yoshizaki. All anime shorts will have Hideaki Anno (Neon Genesis Evangelion, Gunbuster OVA) as executive producer.
For more information about ME!ME!ME! and the 2014 Japan Animator Expo, visit the anime’s website: http://animatorexpo.com/mememe/
“ME!ME!ME!”, images, video and all associated brands and titles © 2014 TeddyLoid, Daoko, Studio Khara, Dwango and nihon animator mihonichi