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DVD magazine Grasshoppa!
各界気鋭のクリエーターたちによるオリジナルのショートフィルム連載を中心に、従来のTV・映画に飽き足らないユーザーへ、新しい映像エンターテイメントを発信。「気楽に」「手軽に」「楽しめる」雑誌感覚のヴィジュアルメディア、DVDマガジン「グラスホッパー!」。STUDIO4℃によるオムニバス「スウェットパンチ」シリーズ全4弾(1話完結)を収録。 At the center of the original short film serialization produced by enthusiastic creators from different fields, comes a new type of visual entertainment for viewers who are not satisfied with conventional TV and films. A visual media in the style of magazines, the DVD magazine, “Grasshoppa!” is “easygoing”, “simple”, and “enjoyable”. There are a total of four volumes in this “Sweat Punch” compilation series brought to you by Studio4℃ (each representing a complete story).
Grasshoppa! Vol.1 Vol.1 「タンペトリー教授の憂鬱」小原秀一監督 10分
[DAN PETRY'S BLUE] Dir. Hidekazu Ohara 10min

A drunken professor, Dan Petry, controls a puppet doll named Junior, and explains an 's terms (?), “Why do UFOs fly in a zigzag pattern?”
  End of the world
Grasshoppa! Vol.2 Vol.2 「End of the world」小林治監督 11分
Dir. Osamu Kobayashi 11min

A young girl named Yuko escapes from a world different from her own, where humans live. Returning to her world with Kazumi, a girl she met at a live club, she retaliates against the evil queen. The new and powerful director, Osamu Kobayashi, works in many areas including CMs, games, and animation. The audience will be overwhelmed by the unique character designs, the street-life setting, and the music by Lolita 18.
Grasshoppa! Vol.3 Vol.3 「COMEDY」中沢一登監督 11分
Dir. Kazuto Nakazawa 11min

Based on Shubert's “Lucifer”, the adventures of the “Black Knight” are drawn with an overwhelming expressiveness. In addition to designing the characters and directing the animation for the theatrical version of “Digimon Adventures 02”, director, Kazuto Nakazawa, is also active as an illustrator with a unique touch.
Grasshoppa! Vol.4 Vol.4 「彼岸」村木靖監督 8分
[HIGAN](Dir. Yasushi Muraki)8min
戦場を舞台にした「兵器&メカ」アニメ。兵士が「彼岸(ひがん)」で見たものとは・・・?監督を務めるのは、「機動警察パトレイパー2 the Movie」、「MEMORIES」、「攻殻機動隊」等の作品でメカ / エフェクトの原画マンとして活躍している村木靖。作画センスには定評があり、今回もその才能はいかんなく発揮されている。

Set in a battlefield, this is a “weapons and mecha” animation. What did the soldiers see on HIGAN (the other shore)…? Yasushi Muraki, the director, has worked as the animation mecha/effects man on many films, including“Pat Labor, the Movie”, “Memories”, and “Ghost in the Shell”. He has established a reputation for his drawings and his talent is fully portrayed in this film.