Tako Faito

A modern samurai encounters a huge tentacle. They fight.

Says Vancouver-based studio Giant Ant: “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!”

See behind-the-scenes art from the project.

Creative & Story: Henrique Barone, Rafael Mayani, Jay Grandin, Jorge Canedo Estrada
Illustration: Rafael Mayani
Cel Animation: Henrique Barone
Animation Cleanup: Rafael Mayani
Compositing: Matt James
Music & Sound Design: CypherAudio


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