15 one-minute shorts created by various people from Japan's animation industry. The title of the collection, Ani*Kuri15, is abbreviated from the words "anime" and "creators". The one-minute shorts will be broadcast in three "seasons," with each group of five animated shorts scheduled to run between regular programming on NHK at three periods in the coming months. Due to the nature of the broadcasts, the one-minute shorts will not be listed in TV programming guides. However, NHK has mentioned that the shorts will run primarily on NHK's "General" channel rather than the NHK "Educational" channel. In addition, the shorts will appear on the official Ani-kuri 15 website in the near future.
The family cat (Chobi) has had his tail stepped on one too many times and dreams of revenge.
A young girl gets up from bed and sleepily tries to awaken herself.
An animator spends the whole day animating a 1-second clip of a giant fish in a city.
A fish turns into a mermaid who swims out into a post-apocalyptic city.
A group of children run across fields and play with a giant scary robot.
A sad young girl recovers from a heartache.
A young boy and his dog initiate a complex Rube Goldberg machine in order to steal a kiss from a young girl.
A super hero comic book character and Tomoo's idol from Tobira Oda's manga, Danchi Tomoo. Who has his meal stolen by a cat after being attacked by a villain (his master's daughter). Then he imagine about his master (Paul) scaring the cats. Then he falls into a river, and chased by his sidekick (The Bear and The Crow) and drifts over a waterfall.
Hiroshi tries to read his manga but a small robot is shooting pellets to distract him so the robot can escape.
Three aliens come to a cardboard Earth to invade.
A magical girl and her doll must defeat an invading horde of air pirates.
An avaricious record-store owner watches greedily as patrons look through his records.
A groups of native warriors attack a giant kami in the shape of a bear. The kami sets one of the warriors on fire spiritually.
As an alien force hurtles toward NHK headquarters in Tokyo, the NHK building springs to life as an evangelion-transformer to battle the foe.