©2013 Yuka Imabayashi / Graduate School of Film and New Media, Tokyo University of the Arts

17th Animation Division Jury Selections

MyakuMyaku -Drops of Life-

Animated short film



An animation depicting the workings of life, using blood as its stage. An incarnation of a blood cell sways to and fro as it carries a red ball. There is a final destination to which it is headed. The repetition of a tiny mission whose accomplishment goes unbeknown to its “masters” shows in a simple way the silent workings of life unfolding over time… An animated work combining backgrounds painted in watercolor and digitally realized drawings.