japanese short animationby marinoe-pl | created - 07 Apr 2015 | updated - 04 Jun 2016 | Public
3. The Day I Bought a Star (2006)
16 min | Animation, Short, Fantasy
A young boy is tired of the city and escapes into the country. Two strangers trade him a strange seed. The boy accepts and the seed sprouts into a miniature planet, which continues to grow.
11. Legend of the Forest (1987 Video)
30 min | Animation, Short
A tranquil forest and all of its residents must face the destruction of man. A squirrel, born and raised in the forrest, fights to defend his home and faces trials and adversities along the... See full summary »
Director: Osamu Tezuka
12. Pictures at an Exhibition (1966)
39 min | Animation, Short
A series of short animated segments, explore major characters of modern society, such as the plastic surgeon, the fashion-obsessed woman, the rumor-monger, and others, leading to a concluding comment on the progress of civilization.
Director: Osamu Tezuka
13. Animated Self-Portraits (1989)
8 min | Animation, Short
An animated film compiled by David Ehrlich consisting of 19 animators from different countries all explaining themselves through their animation.
Directors: Jirí Barta, Sally Cruikshank, Borivoj Dovnikovic-Bordo, David Ehrlich, Kihachiro Kawamoto, Renzo Kinoshita, Pavel Koutský, Candy Kugel, Mati Kütt, Nikola Majdak, Josko Marusic, Bill Plympton, Priit Pärn, Maureen Selwood, Jan Svankmajer, Osamu Tezuka, Riho Unt, Hardi Volmer, Dusan Vukotic
20. Voices of a Distant Star (2002)
Unrated | 25 min | Animation, Short, Drama
The love of Japanese high school students Mikako Nagamine and Noboru Tera is tested when Mikako is sent to fight aliens in a distant universe and voice mails to and from Earth become months to years in transmission.
21. Kakurenbo (2005)
TV-14 | 25 min | Animation, Short, Fantasy
A young boy named Hikora enters the ruins of a forbidden city with a group of other children to play "Otokoyo" (a game of hide-and-seek where the players are said to be kidnapped by ghosts and demons) to find his missing sister.
22. Pale Cocoon (2005)
23 min | Animation, Short, Drama
In the far future when the continuity of the history has been lost, humans live in an ever more deteriorating completely artificial and enclosed world. The sea and the sky have disappeared,... See full summary »
26. Possessions (2012)
14 min | Animation, Short, Fantasy
One night of the eighteenth century, in the depths of the mountain, a human being is lost and finds a small temple. In the moment when he enters the room space is transformed into a completely different world.
34 min | Animation, Short, Comedy
When her grandmother goes away on a trip, 7-year-old Mimiko stays at home by herself in her small, friendly village, unafraid of burglars. When she arrives back home from the train station ... See full summary »
28. Someone's Gaze (2013)
7 min | Animation, Short
A futuristic story about a newly independent female and her maturation into independence. The narrator details the effect her development is having on her relationship with her father.
31. Haze (2005)
Not Rated | 49 min | Horror, Mystery
A man wakes up to find himself locked in a cramped concrete maze of corridors, in which he can barely move. He doesn't remember why he is there or how he got there. He has a terrible stomach injury and is slowly bleeding to death.
32. Monmon the Water Spider (2006)
15 min | Animation, Short, Adventure
The short film's main character is a water spider who seems to have fallen in love with a water strider. Though she is scared of him at first, the water strider soon gets used to the presence of the spider.