JUMPING (1984) by Osamu Tezuka

A stunning exploration of first person perspective, “Jumping” is a short film by the godfather of anime, Osamu Tezuka. Like much of his other work, this film reflects Tezuka’s staunch anti-war ethos.

As a boy skips down a street, his stride becomes bigger and bigger, and he then jumps over towns, a forest, the sea, going higher and further. He reaches a country in wartime, the depths of Hell, and finally back to the street where the adventure began. This work is very interesting in that the boy’s jump turns to a god’s jump, to a point where he is watching over human destiny. This work surprised the entire world because the whole film was shot in one cut with 4,000 motion pictures. It received many awards.