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Synonyms: Ani*Cre15, Ani Kuri 15, Ani-Kuri 15, Anikuri 15, Neko no Shuukai
Japanese: アニ*クリ15


Type: Special
Episodes: 15
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: May 7, 2007 to Dec 10, 2007
Producers: None found, add some
Licensors: None found, add some
Source: Original
Genres: AdventureAdventure, ComedyComedy, DramaDrama, FantasyFantasy, Sci-FiSci-Fi, Slice of LifeSlice of Life, SupernaturalSupernatural
Themes: Martial ArtsMartial Arts, MechaMecha, SchoolSchool, Strategy GameStrategy Game, Super PowerSuper Power
Duration: 1 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.701 (scored by 1074310,743 users)
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Ranked: #55132
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Popularity: #4404
Members: 22,898
Favorites: 10

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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".

Season One
Shinji Kimura (Studio 4°C; Art Director, Steamboy) - title: Attack of Higashimachi Ni Chome/Attack of Higashimachi 2nd Burough
Shōjirō Nishimi (Studio 4°C; Character Designer, Tekkonkinkreet) - Uchujin Raikou Hiroshi no Baai/Invasion from Space - Hiroshi's Case
Akemi Hayashi (Gainax; Character Designer, Fruits Basket) - Namida no Mukou/From the Other Side of the Tears
Osamu Kobayashi (Madhouse; Art/Mecha Desgin, Gungrave) - Sancha Blues/The Aromatic Tea Blues
Yasufumi Soejima (Gonzo; 3D/CG Director, Last Exile) - Hyotoko/Blaze Man

Season Two
Atsushi Takeuchi (Production I.G; Mecha Design, Ghost in the Shell) - Wandaba Kiss
Mamoru Oshii (Production I.G; Director, Ghost in the Shell) - Project Mermaid
Kazuto Nakazawa (Studio 4°C; First Unit Director, Kill Bill Chapter 3: The Origin of O-Ren from Kill Bill: Volume 1) - "yurururu" ~Nichijou Hen~
Ranji Murata (Gonzo; Character Design, Blue Submarine No. 6) and Tatsuya Yabuta (Gonzo; Story Design, Final Fantasy VII) - Gyrosopter
Tobira Oda (Original Manga, Danchi Tomō) and Yasuyuki Shimizu (Key Animation, Naruto (movies)) (Studio 4°C) - Supaatsu Taisa/Colonel Sports

Season Three
Michael Arias (Studio 4°C; Director, Tekkonkinkreet) - Okkakekko
Makoto Shinkai (Comix Wave Film; Director, The Place Promised in Our Early Days) - Neko no Shuukai/A Gathering of Cats
Shōji Kawamori (Satelight; Director, The Super Dimension Fortress Macross: Do You Remember Love?) - Project Omega
Mahiro Maeda (Gonzo; Director, Gankutsuou: The Count of Monte Cristo) - Onmitsu Hime/Princess Onmitsu
Satoshi Kon (Madhouse; Director, Paprika) - Ohayō/Good Morning


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Characters & Voice Actors


Watanabe, Toshio


Kanda, Aika


Kon, Satoshi
Director, Episode Director, Script, Storyboard, Color Design
Oshii, Mamoru
Director, Episode Director, Script, Storyboard


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Sep 16, 2009
15 animation personalities of different anime studios are given 60 seconds to animate something and were compiled into this small movie called Ani (Animation) Kuri (creators) 15. These shorts were shown between commercials in NHK channel and it's other channels.

- The Hidden Princess /"Princess Onmitsu" (Mahiro Maeda: Gonzo) - 6.3
Regular animation here and a cute story based on anime most used themes. A little princess turns into a magical girl and defeats a power rangers like villains and the final boss with the help of her doll.

- "Gyrosopter" (Ranji Murata: Gonzo; and Tatsuya Yabuta: Gonzo) - 5.6
Yoy can feel Range Murata in it even though ...
May 27, 2012
Anikuri 15 was something that showed up on an accidental search and I stumbled across it. And long behold I was quite happy with the outcome, because what I had come across was a showcase piece of some of the most talented artists in anime in which each one puts together a 1 minute short to see how fast they can create an atmosphere, a character that people can connect with, and a story or work of art that people can understand. It was quite a fascinating piece, and although I would've wanted more character development and story, for god's sake man, it one minute ...
Jul 14, 2016
Mixed Feelings
Aki*Kuri 15 is an anthology movie consisting of 15 one-minute short films, each directed and produced by different animators in their own styles. Many big names are featured here, and there's no other relation between the shorts. In that case, a generalization would be undescriptive and pointless. Here's my full rundown.

1. "The Hidden Princess" - Mahiro Maeda

In a sci-fi infused feudal Japan among the likes of Ganbare Goemon and Gintama a princess transforms into a super powered girl to fight off an impending evil army. The short is a nutshell parody of comedic action anime with fast animation that hyperbolizes many old tropes. It's ...

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what are the songs in this?
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It’s time to ditch the text file.
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