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Anime Mirai 2015 Short Films Announced

by tsubasalover
Feb 25, 2015 4:05 AM | 54 Comments
The line-up for Anime Mirai 2015 was announced today. The short films will premiere at the Tokyo Anime Award festival on March 22, with a subsequent TV broadcast sometime in April.

Aki no Kanade

It has been 10 years since Aki moved to Tokyo to pursue her childhood dream of becoming a taiko drummer. However, trying to balance work and taiko practice is harsh, and each day is incredibly stressful. One day, Aki receives a phone call. A taiko drum festival is going to be revived after 15 years. Will she be able to come back and give technical guidance?

Aki Miyagawa: Rina Satou (Toaru Kagaku no Railgun)
Michio Yoshioka: Kenji Hamada (ef: A Tale of Melodies.)

Director: Youhei Suzuki (Hentai Ouji to Warawanai Neko)
Producer: Yuji Matsukura
Animation Producer: Atsushi Fujishiro
Music: Hidetake Takayama
Music Producer: Hiromitsu Iijima
Studio: J.C. Staff

Aki no Kanade on MAL

Happy ComeCome

Tired of living alone, Hiroshi orders a robot from the company Happy ComeCome. However, instead of the housemaid-type robot he ordered, he receives a mom-type instead. The robot, named Yoshiko, acts more motherly than Hiroshi's real mother which makes him uncomfortable. With each day, Yoshiko slowly opens and heals Hiroshi's heart.

Cast (roles not yet given)
Naoko Watanabe (Dragon Ball Z)
Shoutarou Moriya
Ichitaro Ai
Megumi Aratake

Director: Yumiko Suda
Producer: Kenichi Hayafune
Character Design, Animation Director: Sonomi Aramaki
Music Producer: Osamu Hayakawa
Studio: SynergySP

Happy ComeCome on MAL

Ongaku Shoujo

When Eri, a girl who likes to stay indoors, meets the mysterious and hyperactive transfer student Haru, their lives change. Eri once loved to sing, but has stopped. However, Haru loves to hear Eri sing and gives her the inspiration to continue. The story follows the love between the two during one summer in their high school life, that sometimes overlaps and sometimes passes by each other.

Haru: Manami Numakura (Rail Wars!)
Eri: Asami Seto (Chihayafuru)

Director: Kenichi Ishikura (Sakura Trick)
Producer: Norimitsu Urasaki
Animation Director: QP:flapper
Script: Kana Yamada
Music: Taishi
Music Director: Keiichi Nozaki
Sound Director: Satoshi Motoyama (Kaichou wa Maid-sama!)
Studio: Studio DEEN

Ongaku Shoujo on MAL

Kumi to Tulip

In a world of shining steel skyscrapers, bustling highways that stretch endlessly, and robots which support people, there lives Kumi. She plays often at a park with a fountain between these buildings, where the rich grass is made by man and butterflies are only digital images. To Kumi, this is normal. At the park, there is also an old man who paints artificial flowers. One day, he finds a tulip which has sprouted miraculously among the manmade flowers. Together, the old man and Kumi decide to watch over the tulip as it grows, until…

Chief Director: Makoto Tezuka (Black Jack)
Studio: Tezuka Productions
Director: Fumihiro Yoshimura
Producer: Yoshihiro Shimizu
Animation Producer: Mitsuaki Ooishi
Character Design: Akio Sugino (Rose of Versailles)
Animation Director: Michinosuke Nakamura
Music: Takayuki Hattori (Code:Breaker)

Kumi to Tulip on MAL

Source: Official site

20 of 54 Comments Recent Comments

I can sense a yuri entry...

Mar 8, 2015 6:09 AM by CrescentYozora25

Halicone said:
Let's hope we get subs for these.

That's my biggest worry. last year I think there were 2 titles that didn't get subbed which is a shame.

Only Parol no Mirai Shima never got subbed (English, anyway, I think).

Despite various success with each short, the Anime Mirai projects are awesome, so I'm looking forward to all four of these. Kumi to Tulip sounds the most promising as it's being done by Tezuka Productions, but hopefully these four are good.

Mar 1, 2015 8:09 PM by Lil-Bird

Let's hope we get subs for these.

That's my biggest worry. last year I think there were 2 titles that didn't get subbed which is a shame. I hope someone picks these up, I love these anime mirai shorts.
Aki no Kanade and Kumi to Tulip seem to be the most promising after reading the synopsis.

Mar 1, 2015 12:49 PM by Halicone

Oddyeus said:
Studio DEEN and J.C. Staff? This will be a laugh.

JC Staff is good sometimes. Shoukugeki no Souma looks amazing.

Also, Studio Deen gonna ruin this.

BTW I love how people are talking about Death Parade like its some kind of success. The OVA was mildly successful, and the TV show is clocked below 2k on stalker. It is (in all likelyhood) a complete financial failure.

Mar 1, 2015 11:15 AM by ChairForceOne

None of these really stand out to me. Kimi to Tulip sounds like it could be interesting, though.

Feb 28, 2015 5:47 PM by Mikotoba

Kumi to Tulip
Here is Kumo to Tulip

Feb 27, 2015 7:40 AM by zetsu_shoren

dmasterxd said:
ichii_1 said:
They all have a shoujo feel to them :(
Need more horror.

Please no...

Please no more shit shoujo...I mean...all anime for grils are bad...come on...

Feb 26, 2015 11:17 PM by Mayuka

Happy ComeCome and Ongaku Shoujo sound good. I'll definitely be watching.

I'm hoping at least one of these gets popular enough for a full TV series.

Feb 26, 2015 11:17 PM by Nabris

ichii_1 said:
They all have a shoujo feel to them :(
Need more horror.

Please no...

Feb 26, 2015 11:05 PM by dmasterxd

No continuation for Harmonie?

Feb 26, 2015 6:37 PM by tsudecimo

You know that you have become genre savvy about anime when you're surprised that is a robotic MOM, not a robotic GIRLFRIEND.

I will put my hope on that one.

Feb 26, 2015 6:36 PM by IDontWishToBe

More Anime Mirai. Nice. PTW'd everything.

Feb 26, 2015 6:34 PM by BatoKusanagi

Let's hope we get subs for these.

Yeah, the 2014 ones were only half-subbed... :/

Feb 26, 2015 2:20 AM by seishi-sama

I'm pretty interested in how these turns out.

Feb 26, 2015 1:58 AM by ReaperCreeper

Anime Mirai again~
Well, we'll see.

Feb 26, 2015 1:55 AM by Tengai

will probably watch Aki no Kanade and Kumi to Tulip

Feb 26, 2015 12:25 AM by Kaoreen

Let's hope we get subs for these.

Feb 25, 2015 11:37 PM by IZEROII

Anime Mirai time again! Except for Happy ComeCome, the other 3 seems interesting.

Feb 25, 2015 7:30 PM by Vindstot

Aki no Kanede and Ongaku Shoujo seem good.

Let's see about the executions later...

Feb 25, 2015 5:41 PM by skystorms88

Kimi to Tulip sounds interesting, but the others seem pretty dull.

Feb 25, 2015 5:32 PM by HuaXue

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