Holy crap! You've got to watch this trailer for an insane looking Japanese film called Jellyfish Eyes! This is the directorial debut of Japanese artist Takashi Murakami, and damn... it looks ridiculously fantastic! The sci-fi fantasy adventure is packed full of unique visuals with all kinds of cool looking creatures. The movie includes a fun combination of live-action and animation, and I think most of you will like what you see.
The film tells the story of Masashi, "a young boy who moves to a sleepy town in the Japanese countryside with his mother in the wake of a natural disaster. After returning home from his new elementary school one day, Masashi discovers a flying jellyfish-like creature whom he befriends and names Kurage-bo. Masashi soon discovers that all his classmates have similarly magical pets, known as F.R.I.E.N.D.s, which are controlled by electronic devices that the children use to battle one another. Despite their playful appearances, however, these F.R.I.E.N.D.s turn out to be part of a sinister plot."
Watch the trailer and let us know if this is something you'd be interested in watching. Below the video you'll find the tour schedule for the film and where you can see it. Thanks to Firstshowing for the heads up!
Here's the United States tour schedule of where and when you can watch the film. You can buy tickets here.
Dallas, TX – May 1 (Dallas Museum of Art)
Boston, MA – May 1, 10, 11, 12, 25, and 26 (Institute of Contemporary Art)
Seattle, WA – May 2, 3, 4 (Henry Art Gallery)
Washington, DC – May 22 (Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden)
Chicago, IL – May 25 (Museum of Contemporary Art)
Los Angeles, CA – May 30 (The Theatre at Ace Hotel)
New York, NY – June 1 (Film Society of Lincoln Center)
San Francisco, CA – June 5 (Asian Art Museum)