The BEST episodes of Ani*Kuri15

Every episode of Ani*Kuri15 ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Ani*Kuri15!

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.

Last Updated: 1/5/2024Network: NHKStatus: Ended
A Gathering of Cats
33 votes

#1 - A Gathering of Cats

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired 12/10/2007

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

Directors: Makoto Shinkai
Good Morning
6 votes

#2 - Good Morning

Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired 12/10/2007

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

Directors: Satoshi Kon
From the Other Side of the Tears
5 votes

#3 - From the Other Side of the Tears

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 5/7/2007

A sad young girl recovers from a heartache.

Directors: Akemi Hayashi
Yurururu - Ordinary Chapter
3 votes

#4 - Yurururu - Ordinary Chapter

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired 8/6/2007

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

Directors: Kazuto Nakazawa
Alien Invasion from Space. Hiroshi's Case
4 votes

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

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 5/7/2007

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

Sport Captain Episode No.18: Assassin Descended from the Mountain Hunt!!
3 votes

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

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired 8/6/2007

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.

The Secret Agent Princess
3 votes

#7 - The Secret Agent Princess

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired 12/10/2007

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

Directors: Mahiro Maeda
3 votes

#8 - Project_Mermaid

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired 8/6/2007

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

Directors: Mamoru Oshii
Wandaba Kiss
3 votes

#9 - Wandaba Kiss

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired 8/6/2007

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

Directors: Atsushi Takeuchi
The Big Race
3 votes

#10 - The Big Race

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired 12/10/2007

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

Directors: Michael Arias
Sancha Blues (The Aromatic Tea Blues)
4 votes

#11 - Sancha Blues (The Aromatic Tea Blues)

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 5/7/2007

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

Directors: Osamu Kobayashi
Attack of Higashimachi Nichome, 2nd Borough
6 votes

#12 - Attack of Higashimachi Nichome, 2nd Borough

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 5/7/2007

Three aliens come to a cardboard Earth to invade.

Directors: Shinji Kimura
3 votes

#13 - Gyrocopter

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired 8/6/2007

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

Kyottoko - Blaze Man
4 votes

#14 - Kyottoko - Blaze Man

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 5/7/2007

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.

Directors: Yasufumi Soejima
Project Omega
2 votes

#15 - Project Omega

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired 12/10/2007

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

Directors: Shouji Kawamori