Anthology Titles

Anthology: (Style) A collection of one-shot stories or animated shorts compiled together into a TV series, OVA or movie which run on a common theme and have little to no narrative connection with one another. In most cases, works within an anthology are developed by different animation teams and are usually based on different sources of literary material and media such as short stories, movies and one-shot manga.

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Amazing Nuts! #1
Watch A 15-minute music video, an anthology of four animated shorts with each featuring its own distinct animation style and music. Released by Studio 4°C`s on DVD under the title - Amazing Nuts!

Aoi Bungaku Series
Buy The series will consist of adaptations of six modern classics of Japanese literature: Osamu Dazai’s No Longer Human (Ningen Shikkaku) & Run, Melos! (Hashire, Melos!), Natsume Soseki’s Kokoro, Ryunosuke Akutagawa’s Hell Screen (Jigoku Hen) & The Spider's Thread (Kumo no Ito), and Ango Sakaguchi's In the Forest, Under Cherries in Full Bloom (Sakura no Mori no Mankai no Shita).
Ayakashi - Japanese Classic Horror Buy See Ayakashi - Japanese Classic Horror
Blue Literature Series Buy See Aoi Bungaku Series

Chiisana Eiyuu: Kani to Tamago to Toumei Ningen
Rent Modest Heroes consists of three shorts by three different directors: "Kanini & Kanino" ("Kanini to Kanino") by Hiromasa Yonebayashi is a 15-minute fantasy adventure story of two crab siblings. "Life Ain't Gonna Lose" ("Samurai Egg") by Yoshiyuki Momose is a 15-minute "human drama" showing the love between a mother and a boy. "Invisible" ("Tōmei Ningen") by Akihiko Yamashita is a 14-minute "action spectacle" that centers on the lonely struggle of one invisible man. Studio Ponoc describes the shorts as "tales of modest heroes of our times."

Digital Juice
Watch Six artists active in the areas of animation, commercials, comic books, video games, and cinema were invited to serve as directors of this collection of short animated films. This omnibus DVD contains an unadulterated “100% condensed juice,” incorporating the most innovative technology and an edgy sensibility.
Flavors of Youth Watch See Shikioriori

Genius Party
Rent Genius Party is an anthology of seven short animated films. While Studio 4°C did the animation for the entire movie, each short was directed by a different person with a different style and theme.
Global Astroliner Gou Watch See Amazing Nuts! #1

Halo Legends
Rent This omnibus film contains eight short anime segments ranging from 10 to 17 minutes in length and will be produced by a number of different animation companies: Studios Bones (Prototype), Casio Entertainment (The Package), Production I.G (The Duel, Homecoming), Studio 4°C (Origins, The Babysitter), and Toei Animation (Odd One Out).
Japanese Classic Horror - Ayakashi Buy See Ayakashi - Japanese Classic Horror
Manie Manie - The Labyrinth Tales Rent See Manie Manie Meikyu Monogatari

Manie Manie Meikyu Monogatari
Rent A collection of the short science-fiction stories by Rintaro, Yoshiaki Kawajiri, and Katsuhiro Otomo.
Manie-Manie 迷宮物語 Rent See Manie Manie Meikyu Monogatari

Buy A collection of shorts by Katsuhiro Otomo. The first, Magnetic Rose, is about a group of space salvagers who respond to a distress call and find a lavish space mansion. The second, Stink Bomb, is about a young man who takes an experimental cold pill, and becomes a living disaster as his body exudes an odious green cloud. The last is "Cannon Fodder," about a boy who lives out his life in a vaguely Orwellian world, fighting a distant, invisible, enemy.
Action(6) Adventure(4) Comedy(6) Drama(10)
Horror(3) Mystery(1) Romance(1) Suspense(1)
Fantasy(8) Historical(3) Modern(4) Sci-Fi(8)
Acquired Taste(2) Artistic(2) Creepy(1) Dark(2)
Surreal(2) Weird(2)
Characters and Their Abilities
Deities(1) Samurai(1)
Story Elements and Location
Coming of Age(1) Competition(1) Depression(1) Magic(1)
Mecha(1) Music(1) Slice of Life(1) War(1)
Potentially Objectionable
Movie(7) OVA(6) TV(3)
Release Year
2018(2) 2013(1) 2010(1) 2009(1) 2007(2) 2006(3) 2005(1) 2004(1)
2003(3) 2002(2) 2001(1) 1995(1) 1994(1) 1993(1) 1987(2)
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