Japan Animator Expo Streams Takashi Nakamura's 'Bubu & Bubulina' Short

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Studio Colorido produces short about 2 sisters, possessed pair of shoes

The official website for Japan Anima(tor)'s Exhibition (Japan Animator Expo), the weekly anime shorts from Hideaki Anno's Studio Khara and the media company Dwango, began streaming the 27th short "Bubu & Bubulina" ("Bubu to Bubulina") on Friday.

Animator Expo describes the story:

A mean older sister “BUBULINA” and a serious younger sister “BUBU”

One day, a girl who had queerly long legs came before them.
Her red shoes caught the eyes of BUBULINA.
She said, “With the shoes, you can dance very well like this. Do you want to try?”
“Yes!” BUBULINA strongly nodded her head.
In the next instant, the red shoes held on to BUBULINA…!?

A unique movement special to animation depicts a cute but noisy trouble.
“A thrilling noisy action animation” by director Takashi Nakamura with all his might

Takashi Nakamura (Fantastic Children, Harmony) directed the short at Studio Colorido. Nakamura also is credited with the original story, and he wrote the screenplay. The official website for the short is also displaying line art, character designs, and art boards.

The lineup for the third season of the project is as follows:

Title Director/Staff
Endless night (TBC) Sayo Yamamoto
Cassette Girl Hiroyasu Kobayashi
Kazuyoshi Katayama Project “Untitled” (TBD) Kazuyoshi Katayama
COMEDY SKIT 1989 Kazuto Nakazawa
THE ULTRAMAN Akitoshi Yokoyama
(To Be Determined) Hiroyuki Okiura
HAMMERHEAD Otaro Maijo × Mahiro Maeda
BUBU & BUBULINA Takashi Nakamura
Hibiki Yoshizaki×DAOKO Project “Untitled” (TBD) Hibiki Yoshizaki

The titles above are listed in phonetic Japanese order, and are not necessarily in the order of their scheduled release. For the third season, Japan Animator Expo is once again releasing a new episode every Friday.

Hideaki Anno himself is serving as executive producer of the entire project initiative with Dwango President Nobuo Kawakami, and he also designed the image character mascot "(Tor)-kun." Ghibli co-founder Hayao Miyazaki created the title logo, and fellow Ghibli co-founder Toshio Suzuki colored it. The shorts mostly feature the voice talent of Ranma ½ and Cowboy Bebop co-stars Kouichi Yamadera and Megumi Hayashibara.

Image © nihon animator mihonichi LLP.

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