The Loneliness Of Japan In Retro-Style GIFs

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Big cities can feel lonely. The likes of Tokyo, Osaka and Nagoya are no exception. Pixel artist Motocross-Saito captures that loneliness in retro-style GIFs.

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Motocross-Saito’s work is somewhat reminiscent of these retro-style GIFs Kotaku previously posted, but there’s something more isolating and alienated about them. 

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The following GIFs are from Motocross-Saito’s Tumblr.

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You can follow Motocross-Saito on Twitter here.


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Originally from Texas, Ashcraft has called Osaka home since 2001. He has authored six books, including most recently, The Japanese Sake Bible.

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DISCUSSION

Loneliness is underrated. I come back to my flat after work, don’t report to anyone anymore, get in underwear, start the Switch or Netflix, until when I want as much as I want.