Tokyo Shock

From the Audiovisual Identity Database, the motion graphics museum


Tokyo Shock is a subsidiary of Media Blasters that releases live-action Japanese movies.

1st Logo (1998-2000)

Visuals: On a space background, there is a Japanese character flying left to the camera. Then it explodes and zooms in to the Tokyo Shock logo.

Technique: CGI.

Audio: An new-age space music with an explosion sound.

Availability: Seen on various Tokyo Shock titles from 1998 to 2000.

2nd Logo (2000-2007)

Visuals: The sequence starts on the same Milky Way background from the Media Blasters logo, but in cerulean blue and cerise. Suddenly, a big bluish-white orb of light appears via a flash and zooms towards the camera, and then shoots out lightning bolts, forming the words "TOKYO SHOCK" in a black futuristic font. The light orb then grows brighter and bigger until it engulfs the whole screen in the form of a flash. It then dims, causing everything to turn different; the words "TOKYO SHOCK" from before are now in 3D and gold lying on a red circle against a darkened white background (mimicking the flag of Japan). Suddenly, the darkened white background changes to a lightened yellowish-white background while the camera moves away and tilts the logo to the right, revealing that logo is in a rounded rectangular box with a thick black border against the same space background from before. We then see 4 Japanese characters fly in from various sides of the screen and then plaster onto the logo, arranged from top-left to bottom-left to bottom-near right, while smaller, different Japanese characters fade in below "CK" in "TOKYO SHOCK".

Technique: CGI.

Audio: Same as the Media Blasters logo, but the sound effect has been replaced with explosions added when the light orb appears and the lightning bolts forming "TOKYO SHOCK", a deep whoosh when the camera zooms away, and several whooshes and clangs when the Japanese characters place themselves onto the logo.

Availability: Found on Tokyo Shock releases of the era.

3rd Logo (2007-)

Visuals: On a white background, there are some Japanese characters zooming in and the line draws the rectangle. The red circle moves left and the words "TOKYO SHOCK" appears. The background changes to black.

Technique: CGI.

Audio: A drum sound and a whoosh sound.

Availability: Taken from various Tokyo Shock titles from Media Blasters since 2007.

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