Adult Swim (Toonami)

Broadcast Date

December 31, 2016[1]

Shelter is a 2016 animated short film created by Porter Robinson and produced by A-1 Pictures (Sword Art Online) and Crunchyroll. The film premiered on Adult Swim's Toonami block on December 31, 2016 at 12:00 AM, before a Dragon Ball Z Kai marathon. The film was announced as the first property to air on the Toonami block with subtitles.[1] However, an edited version was aired, removing the subtitled parts. According to Jason DeMarco, these edits were not planned, and he has stated that a re-airing with subtitles is possible.[2]


Shelter tells the story of Rin, a 17-year-old girl who lives her life inside of a futuristic simulation completely by herself in infinite, beautiful loneliness. Each day, Rin awakens in virtual reality and uses a tablet which controls the simulation to create a new, different, beautiful world for herself. Until one day, everything changes, and Rin comes to learn the true origins behind her life inside a simulation.

Voice CastEdit

  • Rin - Sachika Misawa


  • Original Story by — Porter Robinson
  • Music — Porter Robinson and Madeon
  • Storyboard Animation Director — Toshihumi Akai
  • Character Design Drawing Director — Megumi Kouno
  • Original Pictures — Megumi Kouno
  • Motion Picture Examiner — Tomoko Miyata
  • Motion Pictures — Tomoko Miyata, Mizuki Matsuda, A-1 Pictures, Satomi Tabuchi, Mika Sugiyama, Seira Yamagishi, Kanna Hirayama, ingresA, P.A.WORKS, StudioGokumi, GIMLET, LIDENFILMS, ASAHI PRODUCTION, Anime-R, Snowlightstaff
  • Color Design — Kazuko Nakashima
  • Color Setting — Yuko Watanabe, Mai Yamaguchi
  • Painted by — Asuka Yokota, Mayu Morita, Ayaka Nagai, Kyoko Hara, Ayaka Murakami, Akane Edagawa, Ayaka Suzuki, Mana Hokuto
  • 2D Design — CAPSULE, Yohei Miyahara, Kaori Seki
  • Special Effects — Aya Kubota (Graphinica)
  • Art Director — Yusuke Takeda (Bamboo)
  • Art Board — Bamboo, Harumi Okamoto
  • Background — Bamboo, Takamasa Masuki, Tsukasa Kakizakai, Izumi Hirabayashi, Surok Chong, Ryusei Nishino, Takumi Sasaki, Aya Sato, Michiko Nakamura
  • CGI Animation — Yuusuke Noma, You Fukuda, Shigeru Horiguchi
  • Director of Photography — Yuya Sakuma
  • Finished by — Takeru Ogihara, Ayaka Shimizu, Satsuki Takahashi, Taichi Nishikawa, Sachiko Ito
  • Editing — Akinori Mishima (Graphinica)
  • Sound Recording Director — Akiko Fujita
  • Sound Effects — Takahisa Ishino
  • Sound Mixer — Naotsugu Uchida
  • Sound Editor — Chiharu Kawasaki
  • Sound Production Manager — Yusuke Watanabe
  • Sound Recording Production — HALF H.P STUDIO
  • Production Manager — Kenta Ueuchi Eri Nakayama
  • Special Thanks — Kumiko Honma
  • Executive Producer — Porter Robinson
  • Producer — Vincent Shortino (Crunchyroll), Takuma Sugi (Crunchyroll), Masanori Miyake, Akira Shimizu, Takamitsu Inoue
  • Animation Producer — Yuichi Fukushima
  • Animation Production — A-1 Pictures


  1. 1.0 1.1 Green, Scott (December 17, 2016). "Toonami To Show "Shelter" On New Year's Eve ". Retrieved on December 20, 2016. 
  2. "Anyway, seems like somehow we aired an EDITED version of the Shelter vid, I thought we would be airing the FULL version. Ugh. ". January 1, 2017. Retrieved on January 1, 2017. 
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