Artist / GLAY / Director / TOSHIRO SONODA / JAPAN / 14:34 / 2008
When Asai sees boys playing soccer, memories of his POW days come back to him. Hard labor, a soccer game played for life or death, and John, a soldier of the Allied Forces...
Director Profile - TOSHIRO SONODA
Presently active as director of music videos and commercials, Toshiro's short film, "Shirotaku" won the Asahi Super Dry Award at SSFF & ASIA 2005.
Artist Profile - GLAY
GLAY debuted in 1994. Their album "Review" sold a record breaking 5 million copies. In 1999, they performed to a crowd of 200,000. They hold a number of records in Japanese music history.
Artist / ACIDMAN / Director / Isao Nishigori / Japan / 7:10 / 2006
A film based on Nobuo Oki's original piece of ACIDMAN. Set to puppet animation, the CG character gives the impression of stop motion animation.
Director Profile - Isao Nishigori
Isao entered MTV Japan after winning the grand prize at the MTV Station ID contest. He worked for P.I.C.S. before becoming a freelance artist.
Artist Profile - ACIDMAN
ACIDMAN debuted in 2002 with the album "So." They are known for their unique lyrics on the theme of "life" and their dynamic live performances features eclectic sounds and use visual images in the background.
Artist / RIP SLYME / Director / Katsuji Kondo / JAPAN / 4:18 / 2008
RIP SLYME are completely blown away by a beautiful girl that they see at a beach party, and each member tries to seduce her.
Director Profile - Katsuji Kondo
After a time with TV Man Union, Katsuji became a freelance director. He is currently active as an art director, a producer of puppet animation as well as a still photographer for CD jackets and posters.
Artist Profile - RIP SLYME
Top Japanese hip-hop group RIP SLYIME made their major debut in March of 2001 with "Stepper's Delight." They will release their seventh album, "JOURNEY" on June 10, 2009. Also scheduled is a 16-city Japan tour.
Artist / KIMAGUREN / Director / KENSAKU KAKIMOTO / JAPAN / 5:40 / 2008
When Taro goes for a walk, he sees a couple riding a bicycle. Suddenly feelings start to rise from the deep within and the times he spent with his girlfriend come gushing forth.
Director Profile - KENSAKU KAKIMOTO
Kensaku made his first feature film, "Colors," at age 22. He has directed many films, music videos and commercials and has since broadened his field of work to include DOP, photographer and art director.
Artist Profile - KIMAGUREN
Iseki and Kurei, two childhood friends formed Kimaguren in 2005. Their lyrics have three themes - love, life, and local, and their music is an eclectic mix of various genres.
Artist / CHANG KI HA & THE FACES / Director / Kim Hyon Shuk / KOREA / 7:05 / 2008
Korea's immensely popular artist Chang Ki Ha, participated in "Indie to Go!" with this music clip shot all in one take. This astonishing film was shot in the gym of an all girls’ school, with junior high school girls as background dancers. Japan Premiere!
Director Profile - Kim Hyon Shuk
Kim graduated from Hongik University's art department and Vancouver Film School in Canada. He supervised the music video series "INDIE TO GO," created by Korea's independent artists.
Artist Profile - CHANG KI HA & THE FACES
In 2008 CHANG KI HA immediately became a hit in the Korean independent music scene. Their 70’s influenced music held a wide appeal among the young Korean music fans. In 2009, the CHANG KI HA phenomenon became even more wide spread with the release of their debut album which broke all sales records and became the best selling album in the Korean indies music market. They are currently one of THE hottest acts in South Korea.
Artist / TERIYAKI BOYZ / Director / NIGO® / Japan / 5:04 / 2009
A stimulating yet soothing film with playful imagery reminiscent of late night television shows fused with the individuality of the members.
Director Profile - NIGO®
Nigo is the founder of the popular brands "A Bathing Ape" and "Billionair Boys Club®/Ice Cream™". He is also the DJ as well as the producer of "TERIYAKI BOYZ®".
Artist Profile - TERIYAKI BOYZ
The TERIYAKI BOYZ are a five member rap group comprised of ILMARI, RYO-Z(RIP SLYME), VERBAL (m-flo), WISE ((B)APE SOUNDS®) and NIGO® (A BATHING APE®). They collaborated with NIGO in an album he produced in 2004.