Four months ago aliens invaded Earth, but they're not obliterating cities or abducting huge amounts of people. Instead, they send one single alien to the surface each day and, for reasons unknown, teenager Kakashi is the only person in the world who can fight them. However, this duty takes a huge toll on the boy's psyche, and after a while his memories have all but disappeared. Only his broken cell phone is there to remind him of the life he left behind, but Kakashi is afraid to fix it - for what if there are no new messages, and nobody cares that he's no longer around?
Yuki is an introverted teenager whose intense fear of public speaking makes it difficult for him to make friends, so hoping for a fresh start, he moves with his grandmother to the small island of Enoshima. Shortly after his arrival he encounters Haru, a strange youth claiming to be an alien - and what's more, the otherworldly visitor requests his help to catch a strange being that inhabits the local waters! Along with fellow classmate and local angling celebrity Natsuki, the boys must now form a bond in the hopes of saving the town from the force that is threatening it. With a mysterious organization also lurking about and posing potential danger, Yuki must put his best face forward and protect the island... with the help of a fishing rod?!
Hyper-colorful anime about bromance, insecurity, and aliens. Despite the wacky-sounding premises, both provide some excellent drama, and are adept at tugging at your heartstrings.
They both have crazy and bright animation, friendship that is borderline romance, aliens, and a random yet heartwarming sense of humor.
Naota Nanbada is a boring young boy who leads a boring life in a boring town. His older brother has left for America, and the closest he comes to any excitement is when his deadbeat dad has too much sake. But things change one day when a bizarre girl zooms up to him on a scooter and smacks him in the face with her guitar. What's more, once Naoto returns home he discovers that this strange woman has arrived ahead of him and moved in! Not only does she constantly engage in perverted activities with Naota's father and flirt with the young man himself, but she also claims to be an alien who is searching for the ‘Pirate King.' Now, Naota must learn to live with this new intruder, deal with an odd government agent who sports exceptionally large eyebrows and the mysterious Medical Mechanica, and come to terms with the fact that there are a variety of robots and weapons emerging out of his head - amongst other things. Perhaps boring wasn't so bad after all...
Under the veneer of Action! Aliens! Wacky! in both of these titles is an emotionally nuanced tale about growing up, feeling lonely, that sort of stuff.
They both sport some pretty experimental art styles as well, and gave me a similar feeling in general, so check one out if you enjoyed the other.
The plot, characters, story, etc. of these two short films have little to nothing in common. However, they were both made (created, directed, animated, etc.) entirely by a single person, which is pretty rad.
So if you enjoyed seeing what a single person with a tiny budget could acheive in one of these shows, you may want to check out the other- it's a neat compare/contrast.
Nagamine is a young high school student who lives a fairly typical teenage life: hanging out with friends, attending class, and falling in love with a wonderful boy. But when she enlists in the galactic army, who is desperate for candidates to fight an alien war, she finds herself drifting farther away from her first love, Noboru. In the depths of space, where a simple email takes eight years to be delivered, will their love truly flourish, or simply fade away?
A light bleached pair of animated titles, that both have an alien invasion, but actually center around relationships. A boy and a girl in Voices and a trio of younger men in Kono
In both titles there is a cell phone used as a prop. And the sending, and or waiting of messages.
The animation in both are a bit experimental. Voices was more experimental in the day, Kono uses some new techniques.