Gekidan Inu Curry

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Gekidan Inu Curry
Gekidan INU Curry.jpg
Official illustration of Gekidan Inu Curry depicting Doroinu (left) and 2shiroinu. (right)
Native name
劇団イヌカレー
Notable work
Puella Magi Madoka Magica (witch scenes)
Maria Holic (ending sequence)
Usagi Drop (ending sequence)
StyleRussian and Czech inspired Stop-motion animation

Gekidan Inu Curry (劇団イヌカレー, Gekidan Inu Karē, Theatrical Company Dog Curry), stylized as gekidan INU CURRY, is an animation troupe composing of Doroinu (泥犬, Muddy Dog) and 2shiroinu. (2white Dog.) They are known for their production design works in the Puella Magi Madoka Magica series as well as creating the ending credits sequence for Maria Holic and Usagi Drop.[1] They also regularly contribute illustrations to Maaya Sakamoto's Manpukuron column in Newtype Magazine.

Artistic style[edit]

Doroinu and 2shiroinu of Gekidan Inu Curry describe their works as inspired from by both Russian and Czech animation styles. They expressed preference in creating miniature landscapes that could be made by individuals instead with working with many people "like in an orchestra".[2]

In an interview with Maaya Sakamoto and Gekidan Inu Curry, Sakamoto described the characters used in her music video Universe, the sixth song in her album 30minutes night flight as "really colorful, cute and fantastical". Gekidan Inu Curry made the characters used in the song under Production I.G's Studio 4. However Sakamoto noted that the characters shows a "fancy atmosphere at first sight, but if you look at them carefully, you can see them injected with a needle, bandaged, or drooling." She added that the characters were "not only cute, but they also represents human imperfection." She also said that she held an "impression each character had a story behind him or her" and thought that "they were ideal actors to appear on the video".[2]

Sakamoto described the colored drawings presented to her as having a "quality of a picture book and the unrealistic feel of a fairytale as well as a dark aspect to it".[2]

In a review of Puella Magi Madoka Magica: The Movie by Geoff Berkshire of Variety described the "nightmare" characters of the film "surreal beings resembling paper-cutout collages inspired by classical Russian and Czech animation" and said as reminiscent of Terry Gilliam’s animated interludes for Monty Python.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Madoka Magica's Gekidan Inu Curry Starts Pomeromeko Manga". Anime News Network. 18 June 2012. Retrieved 30 August 2015.
  2. ^ a b c "Maaya Sakamoto & Gekidan INU Curry special interview (I)". Production I.G. Retrieved 30 August 2015.
  3. ^ "Film Review: 'Puella Magi Madoka Magica the Movie — Rebellion'". Variety. December 5, 2013. Retrieved May 24, 2014.

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