• The Whimsical Music Videos of Animation Collective Onionskin

  • The Whimsical Music Videos of Animation Collective Onionskin

    From the video "toyoichi" by lai lai lai team

  • The Whimsical Music Videos of Animation Collective Onionskin

    From the video "Mirror Mirror" by Vampillia

  • The Whimsical Music Videos of Animation Collective Onionskin

    From the video "ice fist" by Vampillia

  • The Whimsical Music Videos of Animation Collective Onionskin

    From the video "Endless Summer" by Vampillia

  • The Whimsical Music Videos of Animation Collective Onionskin

    From the video "heaven" by lai lai lai team

The Whimsical Music Videos of Animation Collective Onionskin

Japanese animation collective Onionskin wants to push “animation into the future” (or at least that’s what Google Translate tells us). The four-person team provides animation for commercials and music videos, but their music video work is what sets them apart. Their whimsical illustrations straddle the line between quirky humor and storybook fantasy. Their video for Vampillia’s “ice fist” is the perfect example, showing exploding gorilla heads amidst an orgy of heavy metal skulls. However, their video for Lai Lai Lai Team’s “heaven” is less eccentric, showing a colorful rotoscope of band members playing instruments. If you have an hour to kill today, browse their portfolio to see all their music video work. Of course, we also made a few GIFs for you lazy people.

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