Prepare a box of Kleenex. Shelter is a wonderful six-minute-and-nine-second anime short film that could make you cry. The film, created by Porter Robinson and Crunchyroll with A-1 Pictures, follows a girl who appears to have the power to digitally create anything she imagines. It's a beautifully sad story complimented by cool music and stunning visuals that would make otaku like me watch it multiple times. The emotional ending surprised me, and I'm impressed with how much story this short film carried in less than seven minutes. I wish that someone would actually expand this story into a full-length feature film. Even non-otaku fans will love this.
Here's the synopsis:
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.
Watch Shelter below: