“THE KENJI KAMIYAMA WIZARD SKULL COLLECTION”
A second line of accessories created in collaboration with director Kenji Kamiyama of 009 RE: CYBORG, Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex series, and Eden of the East fame, on sale for a limited time only.
Available for order for a limited time from December 15, 2014 (Mon.) through January 15, 2015 (Thurs.), this line of accessories (5 items in total) comes from animation director Kenji Kamiyama, of 009 RE: CYBORG, Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex series, and Eden of the East fame, created in collaboration with silver accessory brand Dr MONROE. This line was based on a Wizard Skull motif. Here Kamiyama has attempted to reflect his own impressions of the characters from the works he has directed, so the new illustrations he provided could be called something of a self-homage. As with last time, the final accessory design was realized in silver by Dr MONROE (Designer – Masakazu Ito) based on the original illustrations provided by Director Kamiyama himself. Director Kamiyama conveys a message that today, when everything is becoming connected by computers, the world of cyberspace that had only ever existed in the imagination is in the process of becoming a reality.
與執導『009 RE-CYBORG』、『攻殼機動隊 S.A.C.』系列以及『東之伊甸』等作品的神山建治導演合作首飾第二彈，將以期間限定方式開始發售。
■關於「神山建治 WIZARD SKULL Collection」
2014年12月15日（周一）到2015年1月15日（周四），執導『009 RE-CYBORG』、『攻殼機動隊 S.A.C.』系列以及『東之伊甸』等作品的動畫導演神山建治先生與銀飾品牌Dr MONROE的合作設計飾品（共5款）將以期間限定的方式接受訂單進行販售。本次合作活動的主題是”WIZARD SKULL”。並且讓神山先生表達出對自己的指導作品內登場人物的想法，為了這次作品所繪製的插畫也可說是一種對自己作品的致敬。和前次活動相同地，神山導演為了合作首飾模型所繪製的插畫，會透過Dr MONROE（設計師 伊藤正和）的設計表現到銀飾上。如今各種事物都透過電腦連結在一起，原本只是想像世界的電腦空間也逐漸成為現實的一部份。而這個作品正是神山導演對於這個現象所表達出來的訊息。
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IN THE MIDDLE OF DIFFICULTY, LIES OPPORTUNITY.
:Production on order
:Order period : Dec 15, 2014 – Jan 15, 2015
:Shipping : approx 30 days after your order
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Jan 9, 2015 update
Born in Saitama Prefecture in 1966. A rare example of a background artist shifting to directorial roles, Kamiyama worked as animation director in Jin-Roh: The Wolf Brigade (1999) and wrote the script for Blood: The Last Vampire (2000). International attention eventually arrived with the TV series Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex (2002, Excellence Prize winner, Japan Media Arts Festival 2002) and its second season, Ghost in the Shell: S.A.C. 2nd Gig (2004), followed by the feature-length Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex – Solid State Society (2006, Jury Recommended Work at the 10th Japan Media Arts Festival, Jury Prize at the 21st Digital Content Grand Prix). In 2007, after almost 6 years spent in the world of Ghost in the Shell, Kamiyama directed the high-fantasy TV series Guardian of the Spirit (Jury Recommended Work, 11th Japan Media Arts Festival) followed in 2009 by his highly anticipated first original series, Eden of the East (2009, Best TV Animation at the 14th Animation Kobe). 2011 has seen the theatrical release of the stereoscopic 3D version of his multi award-winning Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex – Solid State Society, of which Kamiyama personally supervised the 3D conversion. 009 Re:Cyborg, premiering in Japan on October 27, 2012 is Kamiyama’s highly anticipated new feature film, animated in full CGI and presented in stereoscopic 3D.
MESSAGE from KENJI KAMIYAMA:
I’ve been fortunate to collaborate with Dr MONROE, following up on our work together two years ago. Our previous collaboration featured an illustration of the “angel fossil” motif that appeared in one of my films in a line of accessories. Now, in self-homage, I’ve drawn from my past work for this illustration of two wizard skulls—hard & physical, yet cyber. By having the two skulls face each other, I’ve attempted to suggest a deeper backstory beneath the surface of the image.I hope everyone who owns these accessories comes up with their own story for what the two skulls represent.
延續前年，實現了與Dr MONROE的合作，我感到非常高興。上次， 在Dr MONROE首飾設計中運用了自己電影『天使的化石』中出現的主題插畫。這次，為對自己過去的作品表示敬意，用硬質網路環境下面面相對的兩個骷髏巫師為故事背景，試著描繪了以此為概念的插畫。如果擁有首飾的人們能想像起兩個骷髏的故事，我會感到非常榮幸
KENJI KAMIYAMA × Dr MONROE COLLABORATION 2ND GIG “ THE WIZARD SKULL “
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