A Mirrored Train Ride Through Tokyo Leaves You Wondering Which Way Is Up

By simply vertically mirroring footage from a commuter train ride through Tokyo, YouTube channel afridimensional made Japan’s capital look like the backdrop for a futuristic sci-fi film in this chill short film, Neo Tokyo Metro.

Buildings become abstract floating structures, subway trains appear to fly through the air, and it’s often impossible to tell which way is up. It almost feels like a promotional video for the upcoming Blade Runner 2049 sequel, but this captivating footage didn’t require millions of dollars of special effects to create.

[YouTube via The Awesomer]

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