Ani-Kuri 15 (アニ＊クリ15?) is a series of fifteen 1-minute shorts that aired on the Japanese TV station, NHK between May 2007 and 2008. Intended as companion pieces to the Ani*Kuri program and as filler between regularly scheduled programs, the shorts were broadcast in three seasons of 5 episodes. Each short was directed by a different director and the episodes were collected and uploaded to the official Ani*Kuri15 website in 2008.
"Attack of Higashimachi 2nd Borough" (Shinji Kimura: Studio 4°C) - Three aliens come to a cardboard Earth to invade.
"From the Other Side of the Tears" ("Namida no Mukou"?) (Akemi Hayashi: Gainax) - A sad young girl recovers from a heartache.
"Blaze Man" ("Hyotoko"?) (Yasufumi Soejima: Gonzo) - A groups of native warriors attack a giant kami in the shape of a bear. The kami sets one of the warriors on fire spiritually.
"Sancha (The Aromatic Tea) Blues" (Osamu Kobayashi: Madhouse) - An avaricious record-store owner watches greedily as patrons look through his records.
"Invasion from Space - Hiroshi's Case" ("Uchujin Raikou Hiroshi no Baai"?) (Shōjirō Nishimi: Studio 4°C) - Hiroshi tries to read his manga but a small robot is shooting pellets to distract him so the robot can escape.
"Supaatsutaisa" ("刺客來搜山了"?) (Tobira Oda; and Yasuyuki Shimizu: Studio 4°C) - A peaceful samurai has his meal stolen by a cat after being attacked by a ninja. He then falls into a river and drifts over a waterfall.
"A Gathering of Cats" ("Neko no Shuukai"?) (Makoto Shinkai: Comix Wave Film) - The family cat has had its tail stepped on one too many times and dreams of revenge.