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2 Seasons of NHK's Ani-Kuri 15 Shorts Posted Online (Updated)

posted on by Egan Loo

The NHK television network has posted ten of its Ani-Kuri 15 shorts on its website. These one-minute anime shorts were supervised by some of Japan's most acclaimed directors and creators. ("Ani-Kuri" is short for the Japanese pronunciation of "anime creators.") NHK aired the first of three five-episode "seasons" last May.

To see the first season, please go to the linked page on NHK's website. After the Flash-animated introduction movie ends, select the "First Season" cube icon. A cross-shaped menu will appear on the right with the following artists' names (in Japanese):

To see a particular creator's short, select the creator's name and then select the "Movie" button.

To see the next five shorts, please select the "Second Season" cube icon from the linked page again. The cross-shaped menu will now list the following creators:

The third season of shorts has been airing in Japan since December, but NHK has not yet posted this season online. The creators who animated the third season are Satoshi Kon 今敏, Mahiro Maeda 前田真宏, Shōji Kawamori 河森正治, Michael Arias マイケル・アリアス, and Makoto Shinkai 新海誠.

Source: Saishin Anime Jōhō

Update: The Japanese names for all the creators have been added to help in the navigation of NHK's site.

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