Originality is something that is sorely lacking from the current generation of Superhero blockbusters and endless episodes of shows from the streaming giants. That’s why when I came across Hidari, an action packed stop motion short film masterpiece, my heart fluttered with excitement.

The story is as follows:

After being betrayed by his peers and lost both his father and his right arm, legendary craftsman “Jingoro Hidari” is on a journey of revenge with his partner “Sleeping Cat” and his mechanical prosthetic arm. Finally, Jingoro faces one of his adversaries “Inumaru” in a fight to the death…

While short and sweet, it demonstrates stop motion with “real” wood, and a commitment to quality that is refreshing to see outside of the usual American suspects like LAIKA Studios.

You can watch this amazing short here:

Pulse pounding indeed!

After doing a bit more digging I was able to find a Kickstarter for the project that dives deeper into the project and it’s lore. It’s worth visiting to learn more, especially since progress should be coming very soon as of this post being made!

In the meantime, love live stop motion!