The BEST Episodes of Ani*Kuri15

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Aug 20, 2021

Network: NHK

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.

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A Gathering of Cats

#1 - A Gathering of Cats

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired Dec 10, 2007

The family cat (Chobi) has had his tail stepped on one too many times and dreams of revenge.

star 8.84
31 votes
Directors: Makoto Shinkai
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Good Morning

#2 - Good Morning

Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired Dec 10, 2007

A young girl gets up from bed and sleepily tries to awaken herself.

star 8.00
2 votes
Directors: Satoshi Kon
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Yurururu - Ordinary Chapter

#3 - Yurururu - Ordinary Chapter

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Aug 6, 2007

An animator spends the whole day animating a 1-second clip of a giant fish in a city.

star 6.00
1 votes
Directors: Kazuto Nakazawa
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From the Other Side of the Tears

#4 - From the Other Side of the Tears

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired May 7, 2007

A sad young girl recovers from a heartache.

star 5.50
2 votes
Directors: Akemi Hayashi
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Attack of Higashimachi Nichome, 2nd Borough

#5 - Attack of Higashimachi Nichome, 2nd Borough

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired May 7, 2007

Three aliens come to a cardboard Earth to invade.

star 5.33
3 votes
Directors: Shinji Kimura
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Alien Invasion from Space. Hiroshi's Case

#6 - Alien Invasion from Space. Hiroshi's Case

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired May 7, 2007

Hiroshi tries to read his manga but a small robot is shooting pellets to distract him so the robot can escape.

star 5.00
2 votes
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Project_Mermaid

#7 - Project_Mermaid

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Aug 6, 2007

A fish turns into a mermaid who swims out into a post-apocalyptic city.

star 5.00
1 votes
Directors: Mamoru Oshii
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The Big Race

#8 - The Big Race

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired Dec 10, 2007

A group of children run across fields and play with a giant scary robot.

star 5.00
1 votes
Directors: Michael Arias
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Sancha Blues (The Aromatic Tea Blues)

#9 - Sancha Blues (The Aromatic Tea Blues)

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired May 7, 2007

An avaricious record-store owner watches greedily as patrons look through his records.

star 4.00
2 votes
Directors: Osamu Kobayashi
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Wandaba Kiss

#10 - Wandaba Kiss

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Aug 6, 2007

A young boy and his dog initiate a complex Rube Goldberg machine in order to steal a kiss from a young girl.

star 4.00
1 votes
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Sport Captain Episode No.18: Assassin Descended from the Mountain Hunt!!

#11 - Sport Captain Episode No.18: Assassin Descended from the Mountain Hunt!!

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Aug 6, 2007

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.

star 4.00
1 votes
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Kyottoko - Blaze Man

#12 - Kyottoko - Blaze Man

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired May 7, 2007

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.

star 3.50
2 votes
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The Secret Agent Princess

#13 - The Secret Agent Princess

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired Dec 10, 2007

A magical girl and her doll must defeat an invading horde of air pirates.

star 3.00
1 votes
Directors: Mahiro Maeda
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Project Omega

#14 - Project Omega

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired Dec 10, 2007

As an alien force hurtles toward NHK headquarters in Tokyo, the NHK building springs to life as an evangelion-transformer to battle the foe.

star 3.00
1 votes
Directors: Shoji Kawamori
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Gyrocopter

#15 - Gyrocopter

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Aug 6, 2007

A young gyrocopter pilot visits a pool of water and remembers a gyrocopter battle and the death of a friend on a watery planet.

star 2.00
1 votes
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