Tobira o Akete (1995)

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Superflat Monogram

Superflat Monogram

A young girl is standing outside a store, using her mobile phone, when a strange force wrenches that phone from her hands and drops it onto the ground. When she goes to pick up her phone she finds that a fantastically strange creature has picked it up first - and eats it. She's furious - until it eats her too! Apparently, being eaten throws her into a bizarre and disorienting reality full of shifting shapes and colors... and all she wants is her phone back!

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valondar valondar says...

In both of these short works a young girl is sucked into a bizarre, surreal and abstract world which never loses its sense of innocent charm and adventure.

Singan Singan says...

Two very positive shorts about a girl travelling to a different, colourful world. Both are bizarrely yet beautifully animated and accompanied with some very nice music. If you liked the one, you should definitely check the other.

Paprika

Paprika

In Japan, a team of scientists have created a medical breakthrough: a device that allows the wearer to enter the dreams of a patient, for the purpose of healing. The talented Paprika is a master at her profession, but complications have now appeared in the form of a “dream terrorist” – an unknown foe who inserts nightmares into the minds of those who use the device. The victims are swept up in a ghoulish parade of dolls, kitchen appliances, and musical animals, and are reduced to a vegetable state – or worse. Now, Paprika and the team of scientists must delve into the minds of those affected to figure out the source of the tampering before more people, including themselves, are damaged beyond repair.

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Iahel Iahel says...

Tobira o Akete and Paprika tell us about dreams and the relationship between the dream and real world. A woman and a little girl travel through a delightful variegated reality. Although in Paprika this journey is more dangerous, it's as unpredictable and incredible as the journey of the little girl.

Jumping

Jumping

What if you could fly? Jumping by Osamu Tezuka lets us literally jump through time and space. Shot from a first person perspective with nothing but ambient noise as a soundtrack you are witness to a seamless journey across rural Japan, into the heart of modern Tokyo, and beyond, showing us a subtle study of modern life and the impact that progress has on us and our environment.

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Iahel Iahel says...

A short length and plot deficiency aren't the only things that put Tobira o Akete and Jumping together. Jumping into an urban landscape and flying through a variegated dream world gives you the exact same feelings, and definitely brings the two anime together.

Neo Tokyo

Neo Tokyo

Neo-Tokyo (commonly called Manie-Manie Monogatari) is a collection of three sci-fi stories, based on the stories of Taku Mayumura. "Labryinth Labyrithos", "The Running Man", and "Order To Stop Construction" were directed by Taro Rin, Yoshiaki Kawajiri, and Katsuhiro Otomo, respectively. Ranging from an abstract demented clown to malfunctioning robots, each of these short stories are sure to entertain.

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abunai abunai says...

Both NeoTokyo and Tobira o Akete contain the same sort of surrealistic storytelling that at once captivates and confuses the viewer. If you've seen one of these anime with a dizzy-but-happy sensation of "What am I watching? I don't care, this is great!", then the other is right up your alley.

Extra

Extra

What do you get when you cross a robot, a baby, a parasol, and a homicidal personality? Just one of the players in a futuristic and violent game of life and death. Children with guns, demented astronauts, slick shade-wearing badasses, robots gone wrong and more clash in a bloody and frantic experience through the streets of a dystopic city.

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valondar valondar says...

Both Tobira o Akete and Extra are two shorts directed by Koji Morimoto and produced by Studio 4C in which the emphasis is on their sense of (very similar) visual style. While there is an element of childlike wonder and imagination in Tobira o Akete, while Extra is a somewhat plot-less music video, they are otherwise quite complimentary.