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Kagemono: The Shadow Folk

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Jun 21, 2012 | 12:52 AM EDT
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My fourth year film at Calarts!



Rated 4 / 5 stars

It's tricky to give this a review on Newgrounds. ON NEWGROUNDS, it is fantastic. But that's because it's surrounded by a lot of terrible stuff. I think it's important instead to judge this outside of Newgrounds, in the world of real animation.

In that realm, this was very cute and nicely animated, but it really made no sense. It seemed cute for the sake of cute. The driving motivation of the characters felt shallow and empty, though. It was like some sugary cake covered in icing. Very sweet and nice to look at, but no filling substance. It was animation for animation sake, instead of telling a concrete story with real characters.

That's not to say it was BAD, it's just you need to focus on connecting the characters to actions for a reason, rather than just having actions because it's cute (or you feel like it should be that way). Ollie Johnston once said "YouâEUTMre not supposed to animate drawings. YouâEUTMre supposed to animate feelings." I didn't get "feelings" from these characters. When the fox was sad, it was sad because it made little whimpering noises, not because inside it felt sad, if that makes sense.

Your sense of design was quite lovely, and in that regard A+. Once you couple that with compelling characters whose actions are real and true, you'll be set! Keep at it, because you clearly have some great skill to bring to the industry. Much luck!


Rated 5 / 5 stars

The animation was overly adorable and very smooth. It was enjoyable to watch from beginning to end. The sounds just pushed it over the top. I'm glad this is on the front page. Lately there have just been a ton of either pure comedy, or inappropriate comedy. There's nothing wrong with them but this is a very refreshing flash submission and I honestly wouldn't mind seeing a lot more of these on the site.

I can't wait to see more :~)


Rated 5 / 5 stars

The story was nice, and the animation was amazing... I dare say: This is one of the BEST shorts in newgrounds :3 ALso, i got a warm and fuzzy feelin right now :3


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

It was great :D But sometimes the sound didn't sound so good ;)


Rated 5 / 5 stars

Excellent, loved it.

Nice to see some light hearted stuff about NG.

Animation was surpreme and music sublime. I really enjoyed the plot, and felt the conclusion was great.

Noises were pretty cute.

Great work.

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