A Piece of Phantasmagoria

Synopsis: Based on Phantasmagoria, a picture book, this is a reflective anime set in a fantasy and minimalist world. The series Consists of fifteen episodes, each five minutes in length.
Genre: Animation


To the north, upon a plain, not so big,

there is a giant projector.

It's a planetarium that projects

the stars in the nightly sky

Operators come and go...

while the machine survives the ages.

It may seem a romantic job

but in fact it's quite though.

The operator is permanently busy

fixing the machine

During daytime the operator drinks coffee,

at a nearby cafeteria.

It's his only hobby

It may not be great coffee,

but because he can always sit there

on his own, it gives him time to rest.

A ship passes by, hooping...

as if announcing a new season.

The operator sighs, because he knows

the new season will get him very busy again

Every time the season changes,

he has to adjust the machine.

He must oil some parts, replace

the batteries and change the reels.

The summer constellation

has to be projected in the summer,

and the winter constellation

runs only in wintertime.

It's a job that needs a lot of attention.

One day, at the usual cafeteria,

a new customer arrives.

The man explains

he comes from the south

just to see the aurora.

He said the people from his country

work hard every day...

...just to travel to the northern country

and watch the beautiful aurora...

displayed on the night sky.

Little did the man realize...

that he sat oppose...

the planetarium operator.

While traveling the realm of dream...

I discovered the little planet "Phantasmagoria".

This has been a story from that planet.

Till next time!


There is a paint factory

in the Rainbow Valley.

I work there.

To make our paints,

we scrape chunks from a shiny rainbow

which materialized here in the past.

As far as I can remember,

not other rainbow has appeared.

The factory has been in decline

the last years

and maybe I will loose my job.

Every night I go to the city

in search of booze.

Since there is nothing else to do,

day after day... I wake up drunk

One day...

I heard a story about a place...

Shooting star Hill

where often falling stars come down.

Those fallen meteors, when found,

are sold for a fortune

That's why I decided to go south,

hoping to make fast money.

But my hopes got shattered.

Not a single meteor was seen...

It took me more then a month,

before I got it...

I realized...

I had to come back.

The smell of the paint factory

welcomed me.

What should I do now?

Stay until everything was lost?


...I could not believe my eyes.

Right there in front of me,

there was a new rainbow

that we craved for so much.

In my surprise it came back to me.

How much I loved rainbows.

While travelling the realm of dream...

I discovered the little planet


This was a story from that planet.

Till next time!


The surface is made of glass...

...it waves softly.

Inside, a great number of creatures live.

To capture a prey from outside

takes a lot of effort.

Telegraphic posts go to work.

The moon rises from the surface!

How are you?

Eight sardines.

Maybe tomorrow, I'll go

to where the Element IX is.

No way, that's a dangerous place.

You'll get completely burned!

You see? He's also a victim.

When I see ships, I can't avoid it.

Have you ever been?

I was a sailor.

The last ship on which I sailed...

was called "Gondwana"

It was a beautiful Ship.

While travelling the realm of dream...

I found the little planet "Phantasmagoria".

This is a small story from that planet.

Till next time!


"Rager", Land of Snowmen, is the coldest

skate rink in the world at -86F.

Today marks the end of the season.

Starting tomorrow, the snowmen will begin

preparations to help Santa Claus for Xmas.

Just now, Santa has come back from gathering

all kinds of presents from all over the world.

The southern country Santa Claus talks about

a lot, is a real traveller's paradise.

The south is a strange place.

There is a region where everything turns square,

an island where exotic plants bear dinosaurs,

another island where crystals reflect rainbow

colors and robots try to chisel them out in vain.

Yeah... everything sounds really amazing.

The snowman Santa told all this to,

decided to go and see it for himself.

A few days later, the snowman escaped silently,

and took the train that headed south.

What he saw through the window

was indeed very strange...

A city made of bread

with a soft and sweet smell...

A planetarium projecting the stars

on the night sky...

or a very dizzying labyrinth city.

One after another, it was a wonderful world,

new to his eyes.

After 3 days, around the 300th view, the breeze

and smell of the peppermint made him remember...

...and miss his town in the north

Exactly 5 days after departure.

The train at last arrived to the last stop,

The Hotel at the Frontier Limit.

However, there wasn't a snowman

found anymore, among the passengers.

Yeah, the south mainland, even at night time,

is really too hot for snowmen.

Xmas is coming soon.

While traveling the realm of dreams...

[discovered a small planet called: "Phantasmagoria".

This has been a small story from that planet.

Till next time!


There's an antique left

from 4,500 years back:

It's a light bulb.

Nobody knows it's purpose.

While travelling the realm of dreams...

I discovered this little planet, "Phantasmagoria".

This was a story from that planet.

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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