Taifu no Noruda
Released in June 2015, this is Yojiro Arai’s debut as an anime director. The film is set at a school in Japan where students must wait for a typhoon to pass. Two friends have been arguing when they meet a mystery girl called Noruda and must figure out her connection to the storm. Notable scenes that show off the excellent animation include the two boys running and the depiction of the swirling typhoon standing in Noruda’s way.
Photo: © 2015 Typhoon Noruda Committee
Other anime by studio Colorido
Directed by Hiroyasu Ishida, this is the tale of elementary school student Hinata, who secretly falls in love with his classmate, Shigure. One day, the shy and reserved Shigure, unable to make conversation with her peers, transfers to another school. Hinata, desperate to express his feelings for Shigure, sets out to find her.
Photo: © Studio Colorido
This commercial was created for the world’s largest zipper manufacturer YKK, and has been aired multiple times abroad. The protagonists are a boy and girl who live in a city in the near future, and the ending theme of the ad is sung by famous Japanese band Perfume.
Photo: © YKK Corporation
A series of commercials for miso and food manufacturer Marukome. The commercials are titled ‘Mother and Son’, ‘Working Away’ and ‘Supper’, with the first one telling the story about the family bonds of parents and children living far away from each other. ‘Mother and Son’ was directed by Yojiro Arai.
Photo: © Marukome Co., Ltd