Image Courtesy of NO-A project team. (

If animated films are your thing, we’ve got a real treat for you this week. NO-A is a beautiful piece of work with a tear-jerking plot. The story centers on a young woman named Aixa and her robotic friend “NO-A.” Aixa is being held in some kind of prison or heavily-guarded military facility, and it’s up to NO-A to break into the facility and set her free.

In addition to its gorgeous visual effects, NO-A also features a fantastic score that fits well with the overall tone of the film. What I like the most, though, is how NO-A closely resembles King Kong in terms of his mannerisms and movements. That was a clever design decision.

Directed by Liam Murphy and created with the assistance of artists from around the globe, this film is obviously a labor of love made by some very passionate and dedicated people. Personally, I hope it wasn’t meant to be a one-shot short; I’d definitely be up for seeing more from the folks behind this project.

If you enjoy NO-A as much as I did, take a stroll over to the official website for the film and take a look at some of the awesome concept art for the project. Also, be sure to send the NO-A crew a little love on twitter. They’ve certainly earned it.