In collaboration with Madeon, Crunchyroll (widely popular Japanese show/anime online streaming service) and A-1 Pictures, Porter Robinson releases his animated short film for “Shelter” on October 18.
The EDM/Techno DJ is revealed to be the writer of the story, depicting a young girl living in a simulation/virtual reality where she can change her environment to any way she imagines with just the use of her tablet. The short film takes a rather dark story line as the young girl begins to recall memories from her past that lead her to her current situation of living in virtual reality.
Though the film expresses loneliness throughout most of the video, it is still manages to touch the heart with it’s meaning that, though time and space may separate loved ones, one should never forget the love that they have given each other. Even though there are times of loneliness, in some way, form or shape, the people whom you care about and love are right there with us.
Besides the song and the story of the short film, the animation itself is enchanting and stunning with the usage of not only anime but computer graphics as well, creating a more 3D-like reality within the video. This was all brought to life through A-1 Pictures and Directors Toshihumi Akai and Megumi Kouno. From the brought and vibrant colors to depict the happier moments to the darker-themed settings and colors for the more serious scenes, the film does its best to capture the significance of the story and song.
Overall, this is not only a beautiful song that is upbeat and catchy (and fits right in with an anime), this is a beautiful short film that is highly recommended to watch. For those who have not really watched anime, this is also a great introduction to the genre of cartoon animation. “Shelter” conveys a endearing and beautiful message and offers such clean and fascinating animation, that many will not be disappointed in.
Watch “Shelter” below: