A modern samurai encounters a huge tentacle. They fight.
Armed with a sliver of downtime, we decided to make something for ourselves. We wanted to push our cel character animation in a character-driven piece—in this case, a story about a dreamer who battles to the death with his lunch. Cel animation works its way into most of our projects, but we've never relied on it as the sole animation method through the entirety of a piece. TAKO FAITO! was a chance to do it!
Directed by: Giant Ant
Producer: Cory Philpott
Creative Direction: Henrique Barone, Rafael Mayani, Jay Grandin, Jorge Canedo Estrada
Art Direction: Rafael Mayani
Animation: Henrique Barone
Compositing: Matt James
Music and Sound Design: CypherAudio