JELLYFISH EYES Trailer

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Jellyfish Eyes, the directorial debut of Japanese visual artist Takashi Murakami is coming to select U.S. cities next month and Vanity Fair first posted the trailer for this live-action.

The artist’s colorful film premiered at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art’s Bing Theater, last April, and features a coming-of-age story that unfolds due to an unusual relationship with an odd jellyfish creature.

Blending CGI and live-action, the trailer introduces Murakami’s style to narrative, only substitute Pokémon for sex addiction.

Here you can watch the first official trailer for ambitious film which transforms the classic cinematic trope of the new kid on the block into a genre-defying adventure set in post-Fukushima Japan.

Jellyfish Eyes 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 that will threaten the entire town.

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