This is for an anime event. Consider that almost all the anime websites (yes, even ones in 2015) use Flash, tables for layout, or are slowed down by a million images that take forever to load, it's impressive that they've done something so modern and interactive.
Yeah, I read something awhile ago about Japanese text rendering had put a limitation on why most site in Japan used to prefer the flash method. This is a somewhat cool way to build a site, although I have no idea what's I am looking at.
I typically am not a fan of scrolljacking, but I think it works really well in this instance because it's a very quick experience and it's laser-focused on promoting a single event, very simply. Also really dig the simplicity of the concept and the structure - starting and ending with the picture frame.
Only nitpicks are the scrolling is a little oversensitive and I might want to have some nod to the actual event at the beginning so the site can still essentially serve its purpose even if someone doesn't bother to scroll through it.
I used to love anime so much.
Now all I see is little girls in awkwardly sexualised positions. I hate growing up...
There is still a lot of good anime out there, my friend.
This makes me think of a website I developed with a friend for a student festival in 2013: http://id.tudelft.nl/iof/2013/
Inspired by Time Machine ;-)
Edit: apologies for the font; not my choice...
That is cool!
It's a shame my Mac ruins the experience by sounding like an aircraft when zooming (seems like it's better to call it that than scrolling). Or maybe, the aircraft sound is perfect for this? Idk
Maybe it's the sound of the website. Mine is doing the same.
Which browser are you using? In Safari my rMBP is whisper quiet.
I use Opera.