On a rainy morning in Tokyo, Takao Akizuki, an aspiring shoemaker, decides to skip class to sketch designs in a beautiful garden. This is where he meets Yukari Yukino, a beautiful yet mysterious woman, for the very first time. Offering to make her new shoes, Takao continues to meet with Yukari throughout the rainy season, and without even realizing it, the two are able to alleviate the worries hidden in their hearts just by being with each other. However, their personal struggles have not disappeared completely, and as the end of the rainy season approaches, their relationship will be put to the test. [Written by MAL Rewrite]
Movie - May 31, 2013
The rigorous city life of China, while bustling and unforgiving, contains the everlasting memories of days past. Three stories told in three different cities, Shikioriori follows the loss of youth and the daunting realization of adulthood. Though reality may seem ever changing, unchangeable are the short-lived moments of one's childhood days. A plentiful bowl of noodles, the beauty of family and the trials of first love endure the inevitable flow of time, as three different characters explore the strength of bonds and the warmth of cherished memories. Within the disorder of the present world, witness these quaint stories recognize the comfort of the past, and attempt to revive the neglected flavors of youth. [Written by MAL Rewrite]
Movie - Aug 4, 2018
In near-future Japan, Aya Okamura lives alone in an apartment away from her parents. Her mother has worked overseas ever since her childhood, so her aging father Kouji and their cat Mii-san are the only ones left in their family home. After a tiring day, Aya declines her father's invitation for dinner by lying that she is still at work. Yet that very night, she receives another call with sudden news that may bring this separated family closer. [Written by MAL Rewrite]
Movie - Feb 10, 2013
As college entrance examinations draw near, two students living completely different lives decide to enroll in Z-Kai, a correspondence education service. Balancing their studies with their daily lives, the two diligently work towards their goal, unaware of how much they share in common. Will their hard work pay off and bring about the success they desire? [Written by MAL Rewrite]
Special - Feb 25, 2014
Golgo 13 is not his real name. Then again, neither is Duke Togo, Tadashi Togo, or any number of the aliases he goes by. A man of mystery, not even the world’s most prominent intelligence agencies can determine who Golgo really is, or just where he came from. But all agree that his skills are nothing short of legendary. Armed with a custom M16, Golgo is willing to take any job for any agency, from the FBI to the KGB. He has completed every contract he has ever taken and will work for anyone who can meet his price. He is both the greatest weapon and the greatest threat to any nation; no one is safe once they are in Golgo’s sights.
TV - Apr 12, 2008
A series of animations based on prize-winning short stories for women. Kawamo wo Suberu Kaze (January 7, 2011) In the story, 33-year-old Kanazawa native Noriko had decided long ago not to accept an ordinary, provincial life for herself. So, she had gone to college in Tokyo, worked on her own, married a man at an elite trading firm, and had a child. She has just returned home from five years abroad with her husband and four-year-old son. However, she senses a large emptiness in her heart since coming back. Moreover, there is a man who shares a big secret with Noriko. Yuuge (March 10, 2013) Mimi, a wife in her late 20s, leaves her family and begins living with a young man. Jinsei Best 10 (March 17, 2013) Hatoko, a business woman, faces her upcoming 40th birthday and reunites with the person with whom she shared her first kiss in middle school, over two decades ago. Dokoka Dewanai Koko (March 24, 2013) A 43-year-old housewife gets a glimpse of a complicated relationship between a mother and a daughter. (Source: ANN)
Special - Jan 7, 2011
In 20xx, a civil war broke out in a small country in Asia in spite of the dispatch of UN forces. But a picture taken by accident in the battlefield accelerates the peace process: a photograph of a flag, which became the symbol of peace. However, just before the peace agreement is finalized, the flag is stolen by an armed extremist group in order to obstruct the truce. To rescue the flag, the UN sends the Special Development Command (SDC, which is armed with the High Agility Versatile Weapon Carrier (HAVWC)), along with an embedded photojournalist to record their activities. That photojournalist is Saeko Shirasu—the young camerawoman who took the picture of the flag. (Source: ANN)
ONA - Jun 16, 2006
Commercials by Dunlop Tyres Japan for their Winter Maxx tire line. Episode 1 (Kimi e to Tsuzuku Michi) (The Road That Goes on to You): The anime short's story is set in a certain snowy land and centers on the intermingling feelings of three groups of men and women: a couple, a parent and child, and coworkers. Episode 2 (Hoshifuru Oka no Yakusoku) (Promise of the Starry Hill): College student Yui was suddenly invited by her mother to visit an observatory on her 20th birthday. Yui has to travel along snow-covered roads to reach the observatory. The visit makes Yui remember going to the same observatory with her late father on every birthday when she was a small child. Episode 3 (Kioku ni Mau Konayuki) (The Snow that Dances in Memories): Tells a tragic teen love story about two childhood friends who fall in love only to part ways when the girl decides to study abroad in France.
ONA - Oct 11, 2017
Mika dreams of the day when she can visit the beach with her father. Already overburdened by his day-to-day responsibilities, it seems like her father gets called in to do last-minute work every weekend. Even if he somehow manages a break, his crippling fear of the ocean would prevent him from truly enjoying the beach with his daughter. After yet another postponement, Mika plays in a kiddie pool alone, with only Juju, an inflatable dugong, to keep her company. But things take a turn for the bizarre when Juju comes to life and tells Mika that he will take her to the ocean in her father's place. As Mika hangs on to Juju for dear life, she wonders if her trip is more than what she bargained for. [Written by MAL Rewrite]
Movie - Mar 19, 2012
OVA release from anime series "Armored Trooper Votoms" utilizing the latest in 3D CG animation. Created by the original staff of the series, with an all new story about the end of the 100 year war.
OVA - Oct 26, 2007
Fourth season of the Shimajirou children's television series.
TV - Apr 2, 2012, 07:30 (JST)
Third season of the Shimajirou children's television series.
TV - Apr 5, 2010
Original 3D Animated shorts from The Answerstudio.
ONA - Mar 5, 2014
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Movie - Mar 13, 2015
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Movie - Mar 10, 2017
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Movie - Mar 9, 2018
A collection of children's stories by Yanase Takashi.
OVA - Apr 23, 2008
You see a whale-shaped cloud drifting in the blue sky. What you don't see is a strange land of Nepos Napos that lies above it. Don't you want to know what is happening and how everybody lives up there? (Source: The Answer Studio)
TV - Jan 31, 2005
Advertisements for 7-Eleven, highlighting the small encounters of some students that lighten up the day.
ONA - Jan 24, 2021