6 minutes about a girl who the write up tells me is named Rin who is 17 who lives in a simulated world.
If this had been an advertisement for a table or virtual reality and a product name had come up at the end I probably wouldn’t have been surprised. Apparently it is meant to be a music video (or so says Facebook, six thousand other blog posts, and Twitter – though interestingly enough the description of the video on Crunchyroll doesn’t mention that).
Other than the initial woe is me dialogue (at least she doesn’t say she’s an ordinary girl but she does do the insist-I’m-not-lonely thing), the anime is silent until the end except for the music that plays over a montage of what is at first an ever changing virtual world controlled by the girl’s tablet and then her memories which reveal where she is and how she got there. It’s actually beautiful to watch and they do build a fairly emotional narrative despite the short time frame and large absence of dialogue. Worth 6 minutes of your time. Probably not worth the flames and words that people are throwing around arguing whether or not this is anime.
Shelter is available on Crunchyroll.
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