Prestige skincare brand SK-II has launched its first film studio division and content hub “SK-II STUDIO” this year. Inspired by its purpose #CHANGEDDESTINY，SK-II STUDIO brings together world-renowned film makers, animators, musicians and content creators, aims to inspire positive change through the power of film and storytelling.
Recently, SK-ⅡSTUDIO presents an animated anthology series, ’VS’, featuring 6 stories with athletes taking on pressures that threaten to dictate their destiny. #CHANGEDESTINY
KASUMI ISHIKAWA 'VS PRESSURE'
In a neon-lit futuristic city, beset by questions she must battle self-doubt and overcome the greatest opponent she has ever faced. Herself.
MAHINA MAEDA 'VS RULES'
In a dreamlike world, she is torn between expectations for how she should behave. She must choose to follow the rules, or make her own.
LIU XIANG 'VS OBSESSION'
Diving into the seas of the image-obsessed, she must race against the speed of the internet to show the world who she truly is.
'TAKAMATSU' PAIR 'VS MACHINES'
In a robotic dystopian future, they are programmed with machine-like mindsets and are pit against each other to achieve cold, joyless perfection. Together, they learn to resist and break free of “The Machine” by holding on to what truly defines them—the human connection they share.
SIMONE BILES 'VS TROLLS'
Journeying through a world beset by haters, shamers and bullies, she fights to defeat those who troll her and in doing so, goes from victim to victor.
HINOTORI NIPPON 'VS LIMITS'
In a fantasy steampunk world, they are overshadowed by ‘the ideal’ and must embark on a quest to release their own potential. Meeting countless challenges, they release that no one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
*Shot in 2019.Featured athletes are members of Japan Womrn’s Volleyball National Team of 2019.