Last month we reported that pop-rock band Mr.Children would be releasing a new single titled “Hikari no Atelier” on January 11th. Now the band have chosen to publish a short version of the lead song’s music video to their Youtube channel, giving us a larger taste of just what we can expect from it.
This video tells the story of the boy who appears in the single’s promotional artwork, conveying this tale of courage and adventure through the medium of cloth puppetry. The PV was directed by Atsushi Makino, who had previously designed the cover and opening video for the group’s “Mikan” stadium tour, and supervised by Chie Morimoto, who designed the cover art for “Hikari no Atelier”.
You’ll find the short version of this creative and expressive music video just beneath the cut.