(mouse clicks) ♪ (dramatic chord) ♪ ♪ (dramatic chord) ♪ ♪ (dramatic chord) ♪ – Oh, Japanese shit. Yes. – We got some kind of anime? – It’s another anime thing
that’s gonna blow my mind. – This is gonna get weird.
I already know it. – Aw, she’s lonely. – I’m already invested. – Her DMs are not poppin’. ♪ (calm electronic music) ♪ – This is becoming a music video. – Wait, is this the
music video to “Shelter,” or is this fan-made?
‘Cause I love the song. ♪ (beats pick up) ♪
– Ooh, this looks fun. – Animation’s dope. – This is dope. – She’s doing some
Photoshop on her tablet. And it’s… it’s turning into Minecraft. – She’s, uh, creating her own world. – So she’s creating a world around her. – ♪ …trust in me ♪ ♪ I’ll give them shelter,
like you’ve done for me ♪ ♪ And I know… ♪
– Wow, this is gorgeous. – ♪ …alone ♪
– This is so pretty! – ♪ Until you’re gone ♪
– Hmm. ♪ (electronic chorus resumes) ♪ – She’s having flashbacks. I’m concerned. – This is so cute but sad. – Very upbeat song but kinda sad. – ♪ It’s a long way forward ♪ – You can’t have technology
in the bathtub like that. It’s dangerous. – With her art, she is able to escape
to these incredible worlds where marshmallows are impaled on trees. – ♪ You’ll be watching over us ♪ ♪ Until you’re gone ♪
– Is she dead or something? Like, what’s going on? – Mm, still no messages. – Someone text her. Please. ♪ (music swells again) ♪ – ♪ (vocalizing along) ♪ – Oh, now it’s creepy. That’s her dad? – Her dad’s kinda hot. – Is she flashing back
to her younger self? – “Current conditions in Tokyo”? – She’s dead, isn’t she? No, she’s not dead. – Aw. – Aw. – ♪ Oh, it’s a long way forward ♪
– Her dad’s dead. – ♪ Trust in me ♪ ♪ I’ll give them shelter,
like you’ve done for me ♪ ♪ And I know… ♪
– Are we about to get apocalyptic? – ♪ You’ll be watching over us ♪
– Yep. – ♪ Until… ♪
– He’s gonna send her off so she can live. – So the apocalypse happened,
but her dad cared about her and provided her with shelter. ♪ (music calms, somber tone) ♪
– This is sad. Could somebody hug her? No. Oh wait, she has a message now? – (gasps) A message. – Oh, she has a message. – Who sent her the message? ‘Cause he was like, Earth was destroyed. – Aw. – Don’t lose hope, boo. I’ll DM you. – Her tablet memories make her
stronger. She doesn’t feel alone. – Outer space. Alternate reality? – Who the [bleep] is this? – Wait. Wait, what? – She’s still in space. – So she’s on the spaceship,
just thinking about all that stuff. – Wait, was it all a simulation?
Is it all a lie? – I’m confused. I’m not 100%
sure what happened. But there’s some sort of
father-daughter relationship that is in digital turmoil. There’s lots of questions. ♪ (dramatic chord) ♪ – (FBE) What are your overall
thoughts about the video? – Gorgeous and beautiful
and just what I needed. Thank you. – It’s a nice song, dope visuals. – Dope video. Dope song. – I thought it was cool.
I would’ve thought it was even cooler if I knew what was going on. – It was cool. It was thought-provoking. – I got to just say, like I always say when
I see these anime videos, just not my thing, man. I mean, I only watch them when
I’m reacting to them on this show. – It’s really interesting. It’s one of those things
where you understand it– or at least I understood it enough that I kept paying attention
to try and figure it out completely. There’s this weird beauty to it,
but it is so confusing. – (FBE) So this was
a music video for a song by the American and French DJs
Porter Robinson and Madeon. It got over 6 million views
in less than a month. – Wow. – (FBE) Much of the popularity comes from a lot of people sharing it and talking about the meaning
behind the story here. So can you describe
what you think the story is? – Well, it looks like there
was some apocalyptic collision between Earth and some
other celestial body. And a dad took it into his own hands to build some sort of spaceship-type deal to put his daughter on,
a.k.a. the shelter. – He designed the shuttle
that took him to the planet, and he left her. – A dad seeing that the end
of the world is happening. And so to protect his daughter,
he uploads all of her memories and files and life and stuff into
some sort of apparatus device and then puts her body in a spaceship. – Now she’s got this
weird digital existence, but she has memories of being
with him in the real world. – And we see this whole movement, this whole moment that
we think is her remembering it. But then at the end,
we kinda get that little twist, where it’s like, “Oh,
maybe she’s just in stasis in the middle of nowhere, and this is her mind thinking
what’s happening.” But it’s not. It’s not real.
She’s just all alone. – (FBE) So, many people
have said they believe the girl starts remembering events
that occurred in a time before being in the simulation, when the world was about to be destroyed. And her father built a pod
to send her into space, where she could live
in the simulated world. – Yeah. Oh, okay. So she
has this world all to herself. – (FBE) Her memories of her
and her father make her lonely. But then in the end, these
memories give her strength to move forward.
– That’s beautiful. – (FBE) What do you think
this video is trying to say? – I mean, I think the overarching message, no matter what happened, people die or people leave.
And you can have these memories. And they can either really make you sad, or you can use them for strength. – Life is super unpredictable. You never know when tragedy might strike or something bad might happen. But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be hopeful towards the future. – You might have some tough times,
and memories might hit hard. But it’s good to reflect
but maybe not dwell, and it’ll give you
the strength to carry on. – You can feel so connected
digitally and online but still wildly feel alone
at the same time. It’s kind of the weird
beauty of the internet. – It’s a story. I’m not sure– I’m not too hung up on trying to find out what stories mean exactly as much as if they’re told
in an interesting, compelling way. And that one obviously did,
and it did bring a lot of people to converse about it and talk about it. – (FBE) So according
to the video’s description, “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 in a simulation.
– Oh, I see. – (FBE) The rest of the plot is left for everyone to figure out on their own. So what do you think about this being such a mysterious
and open-ended plot? – I think it’s cool, ’cause it gives you– you know, it lets you interpret it
how you want it to afterwards. – I like that it’s not the
regular-degular, cookie-cutter, “All right, let’s just throw
something random out there for the sake of it being random.” I like that it has deep-rooted meanings and little sprinkles
and stuff like that in here. – It’s open to interpretation, which I think is one of
the wonderful things about, if we’re gonna get heady
about it, about art. It depends on what
you’re feeling at the moment. So this could be optimistic for someone, or it could be very lonely and sad
for someone else. It’s all whatever their current mood is, which I think is wonderful, ’cause you internalize it,
and you make it your own. – That’s where art is so awesome, is that it creates conversations. So you can have infinite,
as many virtual realities as she has. You can have ideas about what could happen
in that virtual reality for her. I hope she finds happiness. – (FBE) So finally, this project
comes as a collaboration between an American
and a French music artist teaming up with
a Japanese animation studio… – (impressed) Really? – (FBE) …which is something
that’s pretty rare. – I was gonna say,
yeah, that’s interesting. This is very, very a melting pot. – (FBE) Do you think there
should be more projects like this, mixing styles and cultures in this way?
– Yeah. That was absolutely amazing. – I do think this should
be done more often. – It brings unique pieces
of their own cultures to the table. – This is just like a step into making all of our cultures collide in a good way. – This is something that
YouTube has helped create, I think, is a global audience. To be like, “No,
let’s actually collaborate across cultures and across
countries purposefully…” – Is super cool.
– Yeah. – That’s the best thing
about the internet, is that the global reach
and the ability to collaborate on so many different levels, you can’t do that anywhere else
but on the internet. – That’s what it’s all about, you know, collaboration, art. Bringing different
contrasting things together and making something beautiful. – The only way I think
to grow as a creator is to experiment and try different things
and to learn new things and see how they work with whatever
creative process you have. So I think that’s really important, ’cause you’re just gonna live
within your own simulated world if you can’t experience someone else’s. (clang!)
– (FBE) Truth! – Thanks for watching another
episode of YouTubers React. – Subscribe to everyone below, or not. If this is a simulation, it
doesn’t really matter either way. – Well, I’m gonna go float alone in space for the rest of my life. So goodbye. ♪ (end music) ♪

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