Short of the Week

Anime

Sci-Fi about Conspiracy in Anime
Cole Drumb / 6 min / USA / 2013

Set in an adrenalized future of espionage, assassins, and out of control super science, PostHuman follows a genius hacker and his dog as they help an enigmatic young woman to free the remaining test subject of a black ops ESP test lab.

Action about Growth in Anime
Mahiro Maeda / 14 min / Japan / 2010

A giant object falls from the sky sending a small village into turmoil. But these villagers don’t seem normal! Nor is the object for the matter! A visual and intellectual Anime treat from the “Genius Party” collection.

Horror about Desperation in Anime
Kazuto Nakazawa / 10 min / Japan / 2009

A moody, and stylistic anime from acclaimed director Kazuto Nakazawa. A swordsman of legend is persuaded by a young girl to protect her village. But what is it she is unleashing?

Branded Film about Love in Anime
Kazuto Nakazawa / 1 min / Japan / 2008

A splendid 60 second tale of love and loss showcasing cutting-edge anime techniques by the director of the Kill Bill animated sequence

Adventure about Conquest in Anime
Hayao Miyazaki / 7 min / Japan / 2007

The brilliant Miyazaki brings to life a beautiful story of two small heroes and their pursuit to free a young angelic girl.

Adventure about Growth in Anime
Cedric Herole / 3 min / Japan / 2007

A dream to fly turns dangerous as our young heroine is dragged into a new world only to be saved by a kindly witch. Sound familiar?

Drama about Friendship in Anime
Makoto Shinkai / 5 min / Japan / 2007

Beautiful, black and white animation from the “next Miyazaki” about the love between cat and partner told from the cat’s perspective.

Adventure about Friendship in Anime
Jonathan Kim / 2 min / USA / 2007

A lo-fi animation by CalArts student Jonathan Kim that proves a film doesn’t need a big budget and production polish to entertain.