Why Watch? Because a hybrid of manga, live-action and WTF is exactly what you need to get you through the day.
This outstanding short delivers a visual experience where people live inside the pages of a Japanese comic book that seems inspired by Noh Theater and little orange pills.
A young girl named Junko lives with her shamisen-playing grandfather who is killed while she’s playing in the woods. Accompanied by her stop-motion fox friend, and inhabiting a stage world lorded over by a narrator and his band, Junko must find a new path at the edge of a knife.
What Will It Cost? Just 10 minutes of your time.
Does it get better any better than that?
Check out Junko’s Shamisen for yourself:
JUNKO’S SHAMISEN (2009)
Written, Directed, and Animated By: Sol Friedman
Starring: Clemence Wong, Benny Min, and Kenji