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Plot: Shelter tells the story of Rin, a 17-year-old girl who lives her life inside of a futuristic simulation completely by herself in infinite, beautiful loneliness. Each day, Rin awakens in virtual reality and uses a tablet which controls the simulation to create a new, different, beautiful world for herself. Until one day, everything changes, and Rin comes to learn the true origins behind her life inside a simulation.
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Oddly overrated, kind of preachy music video with both good and bad qualities.
The Good: The animation is quite lovely, and the general visual ideas presented are quite appealing. There are some very interesting concepts and moments buried within the loose story this short has going for it, and is even, in the end, somewhat powerful to whatever extent. I mean, the final lines of dialogue are halfway between a pro or con in the context of this short. They are super cheesy and eye rolling and unneeded, a more artful, less “mainstream” work would certainly not include such an obvious explanation of the message at the end, but, on a purely emotional level, part of these final lines did sort of touch me.
The Bad: Aspects of the video do feel like something a self deprecating self described weeaboo teenager would call deep and cry about, and since it’s so easy for me to just create an entire stereotype out of thin air because of these aspects, I’m sure they must take away some Good Anime Points from the general presentation. The music the music video goes to is overly upbeat for the video itself I thought. There were elements to the electronic soundscape created that I found very sonically pleasing, but, generally, it was kind of a lame, generic song that some hipster would blast at a night club he goes to white knight ugly feminist women for a few hours a week that a bunch of cool, epic younger people would raise their red plastic cups full of Underaged Drinking Juice in the air to. This is not a compliment. The lyrics are also kind of really bad and generic. Yeah.
Overall, the video is okay go watch it if you want.
A simple yet touching narrative, gorgeous stylized visuals with interesting designs and ideas, and a beautiful weeb-friendly electronic song to guide you through it all.
NOTE – This review will be basically spoiler filled. I’ll still be vague about the details but you may as well just watch it before reading. It’s like 6 minutes long. It’s worth your time.
The story is simple – it’s about a single character, Rin, her environment, and her memories. And the implications of her future and the shape it will take. It’s told with grace and simplicity by slowly peeling away the layers and revealing bits of information to the audience, all of which build into something profound and heart tugging. This is done largely with visuals – the only dialogue being the introduction of Rin’s present psychological condition and ‘location’ even and then at the end when she resolves the conflicts she introduced in the beginning, by reconciling with her past, present, and future. Taking on a new and better mindset. That’s the story. There’s some ‘lore’ that fills out the space between and it gives weight to Rin’s conflict and situation, strengthening the empathetic bond between her and the audience. Even had the music not been a part of it, it still would have made me cry. Those suffering from mental illness may find it especially impactful – they may find it allegorically relevant to themselves, which, as a work of art, is everything it could ever hope to be for someone.
Tonally (and this is crafted through the visuals, the writing, and the sound design/editing) it’s largely warm and hopeful, but as it progresses and reveals more it shows the darkness that Rin lives with. The audience follows right along side her as she remembers it and eventually confronts it. The sound design and editing in particular add so much to portraying the tone and narrative. Two points in particular, the ending and the beginning, when the music is introduced and stopped. It begins in silence, followed by a melancholic monologue by Rin. She exhales. Her eyes are low. She’s been ‘here’ in this place physically but also mentally for a painfully long time. Another moment of silence and stillness on the screen. And then the first note of the music breaks it, bringing hope and light to the audience as the visuals bring hope and light to Rin – she begins creating, dreaming, exploring. And then the ending, when the music stops and Rin’s real physical body is revealed for the first time – we see her hunched over with mechanical wires and mechanisms protruding all along her back. She seems lifeless. We then zoom out to see the small, lonely spacecraft she resides in, drifting completely alone through space. We hear what sounds like a faint breeze or a distant fading echo. Everything on the screen and in our ears is dark and hopeless, and then everything becomes black and silent, and we hear one last thing – “Arigato”. Rin expressing gratitude.
The saddest thing we learn about Rin is that she’s lived her entire adolescence in her mind. Her father placed her in the ship and the computerized reality when she was a child. And she only realizes this when she stumbles upon those memories by accident. But the story concludes with a hopeful open end – the possibility that her craft is directed to some specific location – that her father didn’t just send her to escape the destruction of her own world but to find oasis in a new one.
Visually Shelter is outstanding. It’s A1 Pictures at their best – crafting a unique and memorable style, giving lots of motion and life to the characters and the world, putting lots of thought into framing and editing. Rin’s character designs both in the present and as a child are adorable. The nature of the story means there are a lot of abstract sequences and locations that are all fascinating and eye catching. The colors themselves are mesmerizing.
Now, the actual song ‘Shelter’ composed by Porter Robinson and Madeon which plays for the majority of the anime. It fits with the visuals and the story, whether you enjoy it or not. It’s certainly well crafted, with a tremendous amount of polish for every note and sound. And it plays such a pivotal role in the artwork as a whole that were it not fitting for the animation and story, then the video wouldn’t have been as successful as it was.
If you don’t know anything about the making of this anime or how it came to be, I recommend watching Crunchyroll’s behind the scenes video of it on youtube. It’s pretty fascinating. It’s one of the very few times that someone from the West has been involved with the writing and production of an anime. Just so everyone is clear, Porter Robinson wrote the script himself and seems to have played a prominent role in the production. Which is just insane.
Shelter is a simple, small anime, with a bold and powerful voice. The hardest part of this review was trying not to just gush over how much I love this anime. It means so much to me. It was one of the first anime that I ever saw. It helped me reconcile with my own mental health troubles. It was pivotal in sparking my interest in anime and my reconnection with my younger self. And it’s just beautiful.
Original Language ja
Runtime 6 min
Genre Animation, Short, Adventure, Drama, Music, Sci-Fi
Director Toshifumi Akai
Writer Porter Robinson
Actors Sachika Misawa
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