North American electronic music producer and DJ Porter Robinson announced on his Twitter that he is collaborating with Japanese animation studio A-1 Pictures (AnoHana, Sword Art Online) for an anime project titled Shelter the Animation earlier in the week. Porter Robinson began streaming the short film on Tuesday.

Synopsis of the series:

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.

The cast includes:

The first staff members include:

  • Director: Toshifumi Akai (Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic and So Ra No Wo To Chief Animation Director)
  • Character Designer: Megumi Kouno (Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic and Usagi Drop Key Animator)
  • Writer and Executive Producer: Porter Robinson
  • Animation Studio: A-1 Pictures (AnoHana, Sword Art Online)



You can visit the project’s website here:


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