“Jin Kai Syu” by Kyushu University

  • ©Takahiro Hayakawa  Kyushu University



    Jin Kai Syu


Company / Institution / Agency:

  • Kyushu University


    “Jin Kai Syu” was created in 4K with the concept in mind that the words “animation” and “animism” both derive from the Latin word “anima”, which means life principle or soul. This work is a visual piece that exists within the triangular realm formed by these three words. Animism here represents Asia’s ancient religion.

    The Japanese title means “A lot of things have gathered”.

    With this work, I have tried to create images that express the profusion of gods representing all of creation. I felt that organic movement as well as reproductive development and composition would be required to express this concept. So, with the goal of creating a new type of organic visual expression, I used a combination of hand-drawn animation and software-based generative animation.

    A high-resolution environment was necessary to express the organic visual of this work, so it is produced in 4k (3940×2160).


    Windows PC


    Adobe After Effects, Adobe Streamline, TV Paint Pro

Additional Contributors:

    Director: Takahiro Hayakawa

    Affiliation: Advanced Digital Content Design Unit Faculty of Design, Kyushu University

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