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Baba Yaga the witch lives in a house above the countryside, devouring the food around her and grinding bones into dust. One day, Baba Yaga cooks up dozens of eggs to eat, but one of the shells refuses to crack. What's a witch to do but to turn the egg into a magical being that's capable of doing house chores? The egg, Tamago-hime, carries out her duties with a sense of curiosity and wonder – and when a batch of dough comes to life, the two attempt a daring escape...
Two cute shorts about an unconventional hero (a stuffed toy and an egg) as they go on a grand adventure. Both are equally as charming.
Both are very beautiful stories around toylike protagonist who are chasing their wishes. Either esceping his cruel master or finding his loved lost master. Very heartwarming stories with beautiful fiting music.
Both of these adorable short films follow a small and unlikely protagonist on an big adventure. If you liked one, you'd probably enjoy the other.
Two dialogueless shorts about tiny things going on an adventure. Either due to curiousity or because they wish to come home.
Two cute shorts about tiny, adorable things that have an adventure running from or to someone, with heartwarming stories and beautiful music.
In a futuristic Earth where robots live side by side with humans, performing tasks and roaming the streets at their whim, a young boy walks through a city by himself. While passing by an alley he spots a quirky red robot who, upon destroying and eating another robot, grows a mechanical piece onto its makeshift tail. Intrigued, the boy observes the robot as it methodically eats and grows, and whether he likes it or not, this stray robot soon appears to not want to leave the boy’s side...
The stories aren't the same, but both are cute, dialogue-less (for the most part at least) shorts about a child and their experience with an adorable toy. Both have fantastic animation and are heart-warming.
Both Traveling Daru and Junk Town follow a small, normally not sentient, thing on a trip (seemingly around the world in Traveling Daru and just around the block in Junk town). They are very cute and mostly family friendly shorts.
A young woman lives alone in a quiet apartment in Japan; her sole companion is her tiny orange hamster, who she carries with her and loves dearly. Through heartaches, first encounters, cooking sessions and beautiful scenery, the young woman’s relationship with her hamster thrives and remains a touching sentiment.
Two dialogueless shorts by studio CoMix Wave that aim for cuteness and not much else; also, they have similar characters - a woman & her pet in Egao / a girl & her toy in Daru. So, if you experienced some positive emotions with one of these anime, try the other too.
Kumi is a little girl who lives in a world with sparkling metal skyscrapers, and where robots support everything. Kumi's playground is a garden by one of those skyscrapers with a man-made water fountain, artificial vegetation, and digital water and butterflies. Kumi meets an old man who visits the park every day to paint the artificial flowers. The old man tells Kumi of when he discovered a "breathing" tulip sprouting amidst the artificial flowers, and the two decide to watch over the tulip together as it grows.
These two anime are both shorts that rely a lot on the music and heartfelt moments between the characters, as the majority of it is silent (some dialogue is present but not a lot). They both use the relationship between characters to present a heartwarming story which will make you feel nice on the inside. So if you liked one of these and want another light story, then try the other xx
The "cute love story" follows a fourth-grade boy named Hinata as he tries to convey his feelings to his popular classmate Shigure.
Both have lovely animations and music contributing to an extremely wholesome vibe. They also both explore the idea of being separated from a loved one, although Hinata no Aoshigure looks at it from a romantic perspective.
Jumping out of the cupboard, Chi-cha and Ikeho ask for Misuke's help, saying that they have to answer a quiz that the god Don-dan has given them to save their mother. Misuke then heads for a country in the south passing right through the cupboard.
When a young girl’s seeing eye dog runs off after a thief that's stolen her bag, the girl must navigate around town using only her senses of smell, touch, and hearing. With only a common stick to hold, she experiences the joys and wonder of the world around her.