North American music producer Porter Robinson and Japanese animation studio A-1 Pictures (AnoHana, Sword Art Online) announced earlier in the week that they were teaming up for a new anime project titled Shelter the Animation. The anime is has now been released for free.
The project itself is a short animation film featuring an original story and song titled Shelter, written and composed by Porter Robinson and Madeon. Here is the full 6 minute video:
Here is the synopsis of the anime:
Rin, a 17-year-old girl, lives inside a futuristic simulator in infinite, beautiful loneliness. Each day, she awakens in virtual reality to create a world for herself, yet in real life, Rin’s comatose body floats through the universe, forever trapped inside a virtual simulation she will never wake up from…
Sachika Misawa (Kuroyukihime in Accel World) voices the main character Rin in the video.
The following staff members worked on Shelter the Animation:
- Director: Toshifumi Akai (Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic and So Ra No Wo To Chief Animation Director)
- Writer and Executive Producer: Porter Robinson
- Character Designer: Megumi Kouno (Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic and Usagi Drop Key Animator)
- Art Director: Yusuke Takeda (Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex, Guilty Crown)
- Animation Studio: A-1 Pictures (AnoHana, Sword Art Online)
“Shelter the Animation”, “Shelter”, image and all associated brands and titles © 2016 Porter Robinson Productions and A-1 Pictures