Watercolor animation and a vivid sound design make the liquid theme of this early Koji Yamamura short a tangible fact. Transformation is the one constant of AQUATIC: one fish multiplies into many and the orientation of the frame is thrown off balance by deceptive reflections. Yamamura plunges into something gorgeous with deepwater impressions swirled in black and blue.
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The animation talent is impressive. The movement is beutiful. Not terribly substantial, but worth a look.
I was not as impressed with this film as I had hoped.
Lovely visually, and entertaining, with the clever idea of breaking the surface of water. I love it when it goes dark, under the surface, and the music changes, and everything goes more strange. But before that, I'm disappointed by the ease of things changing into other things they couldn't change into, without reason.
It's like a cool glass of ice tea taking a hot shower. really pretty and secret feeling.