Ruri 3D Anime Maya Animation

This is a very short, but terrific animation made by LeafMKII at YouTube, aka Kouken at deviantArt.

It was very hard for me to decide whether I should put this in the cel shaded category or the photorealistic category.  This is really somewhere inbetween.  He lists this as cel shaded on YouTube, but it is not what I would really call cel shading.  This was made in Maya.  He says it was his first attempt at modeling and animating in Maya, which I think is super impressive.  Its an excellent example of 3D anime.  The style is spot on and it is a very cute little short.

Congratulations, LeafMKII, you are one of the best examples I have found so far!  I hope you can inspire more artists.