MIYAVI’s Fire Bird MV “Rather Disturbing”




Established Japanese musician MIYAVI has provided his many loyal listeners with an animated music video featuring his song “Fire Bird”, which has naturally focused on a feminine fiery phoenix that seemingly has not set the hearts of viewers ablaze in quite the same way as the creators might have intended.

The MV and its off-putting phoenix:

The studio performance version of “Fire Bird”:

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  • That’s the Phoenix from Osamu Tezuka Hi No Tori. It’s the icon of one of the magnum opus of manga and one of the most deep and intelligent comics in history. In his own words Hi No Tori was the work of his life and he didn’t had the chance to complete it. He died before that.

    The person who did this article, basically have no basic culture about manga and janapese art and this is pretty fucked up considering what this site it’s about.

    Also, if you haven’t read Hi No Tori…please do it. It’s a must read of incredible artistic value.

  • Would that Tezuka have been able to live to this day and age, he had so many more story ideas that needed telling and imagery that would push even the technology of this day and age.
    If any of you get a chance, look up Hino Tori, the original movie. There’s an opening sequence or long long shot, that zooms in and follows a car as it flies along a city, that could have been so massively easily done today, and yet back then, they had to hand draw everything.

    • Yep it is. Whoever wrote this article should be banned from the weebnet forever or at the very least exiled from Sankakucomplex.

      Anyone who can’t even recognize something like this has no business writing about anime/manga.

      • Problem is, as much as I like God Tezuka, his character designs are utterly oudated, at best. That’s the reason they usually change them with series continued in any way (either sequels or spinoffs done by new artists) after his death, even to an exceptional degree. Just compare the different Black Jack series and you’ll get it. It’s like watching the same stories with Betty Boop designs, then The Black Cauldron design, Aladdin design and finally The Princess and the Frog desing.