Freelance creative designer Ryosuke Tei has done a few animated motion IDs for MTV Asia/China that are inspired by Saiyuki ("Journey to the West"), the classic Chinese adventure novel about a monk's trek to India in search of Buddhist texts.
In the first video, followers of the monk Genjo Sanzo (Xuanzang) psychically transmit a message from the Buddha urging him to go west.
The second one introduces the three protectors that accompany Sanzo on his quest: the powerful monkey king Son Goku (Sun Wukong), the gluttonous and libidinous pig Cho Hakkai (Zhu Bajie) and the river ogre Sa Gojo (Sha Wujing).
Check Tei's YouTube page for more animated shorts, including this music video for French electronica artist DJ Missill's "Forward," which features a giant guitar-playing robo-rabbit that frees the oppressed minds of jackbooted soldiers.
The video was produced by Furi Furi Company, the creative design agency Tei established and directed for 10 years before going freelance in 2008.
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