Biisuke Ball

Gather Around As We Discuss The Greatest Short-Film In Japan “Biisuke Ball’s Big Adventure”

It wasn’t too long ago that myself and a good friend were casually sitting around, when they suddenly insisted on showing me a video online. I curiously agreed, as they tried to paint an image in my head as to what I should expect. To keep it short, the clip was going to be about four minutes in length and revolve around three brothers. They’re not just ordinary brothers however, with the all of them being a different colored ball. Interesting. The premise seemed simple enough, and I figured that I had nothing to lose going into it. It didn’t take long before I was completely and entirely infatuated, and that’s why I’m taking the time out of my day to tell you why you need to check out Biisuke Ball’s Big Adventure’.

Originally aired on Japan’s NHK E Television‘Biisuke Ball’s Big Adventure’ is an awe-inspiring adventure that promises to have you in tears from start to finish. Well, maybe it’s not that dramatic, but I can certainly guarantee that the short-clip will earn itself a large list of hearty chuckles from you. It’s the kind of video that you’ll sit down to go and watch, only to ask yourself “What am I doing with my night?” only to then watch it another ten or so times. The premise of the film is that the youngest brother in the family, Biisuke, goes out to adventure on his own. Along the way he spots some courage acorns for his brothers, but it ends up being an elaborate trap. It’s then up to his two brothers to rescue him during this dire time.

Acting in a humorously non-contemporary manner, the film creates movement through elaborate ramps and courses for the balls to roll through. Utilizing this very movement, all of the actions and events in the clip build a creative and playful setting for such a dire situation. Probably the most humorous part of the video however is their well-played use of song to set the ever-changing tone. I’ve gone ahead and linked the video below, and I urge you to check it out.



Lachlan Johnston

Editor in Chief at OTAQUEST. Doing everything I can to help promote the things I enjoy the most here in Japan. Currently living in Tokyo.