A Glimpse at Chinese Anime “Hundred Miles Red” – An Emotionally Impressive Work of Art

Hundred Miles Red – a melodrama short anime film featuring a crimson bloody theme with women, horse hoof, and drums in the background to produce a mysterious and classic Chinese atmosphere of war drama.

Hundred Miles Red

 

This short Chinese anime movie gives a very emotional and visually stunning animation with emphasis on the bloody-theme which is attached to its story. The drums in the background really sound epic and simply adds more ambiguity in the ambiance with too many shades of bloody red – from the red curtain, dress, lips of women, and real blood dripping on the ground – it all emphasize an emotional journey of love, pain, and loss.

Hundred Miles Red Trailer

A vividly beautiful and enchanting animation – that’s Hundred Miles Red for you. Zheng Wu directed Hundred Miles Red with Shen Jiawen providing the screenplay.

Hundred Miles Red Plot

Standing quietly behind the city gate, a group of women light the lamps in the mist, waiting for their husbands to come home from the battlefield. Suddenly, the sound of hooves shatter the silence…

It is no surprise anymore that Chinese animation is gaining prominence and popularity in recent years with potential growth and improvement visually visible. The struggle for perfection and excellence had been paid off on some of the anime projects that were done on China and some of these donghua (Chinese anime) titles were even applauded and gain a huge fanbase in the anime community.
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So what are your thoughts about Hundred Miles Red? For the full movie, you may it on their official Bilibili page.
References:
  • https://movie.douban.com/subject/27192270/
  • https://www.bilibili.com/video/av16057958/

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