SHORT PEACE × Tokyo Monorail
Shochiku Co., Ltd. has announced the “SHORT PEACE × Tokyo Monorail” (SHORT PEACE×東京モノレール) promotional campaign for their upcoming anime omnibus, SHORT PEACE (ショート・ピース, Shooto Piisu). Led by Katsuhiro Otomo (AKIRA, STEAMBOY), the film is a collaboration between directors Shuhei Morita (FREEDOM), Hiroaki Ando (TEKKONKINKREET) and Hajime Katoki (MOBILE SUIT GUNDAM).
The campaign kicks off with a revised SHORT PEACE poster design by collage artist Kosuke Kawamura (HEAVEN’S LOST PROPERTY, STRIKE WITCHES 2, THUNDERCATS). Previously used for the film’s second theatrical poster, the artwork has been updated with an illustration of monorail. The new posters will be displayed at Tokyo Monorail stations and inside some train cars.
An exhibition of SHORT PEACE production materials and artwork is currently running at the Tokyo Monorail Haneda Airport International Terminal Station through Sunday, August 11th, 2013. Admission is free for attendees who have a Rail Pass or Tokyo Monorail ticket for that day.
Tokyo Monorail is also running a contest for SHORT PEACE goods and collectibles. A different keyword is on display at five different Tokyo Monorail stations. Contestants who find all five keywords (and arrange them in the correct order) can be entered in the giveaway by mailing an application to Tokyo Monorail Haneda Airport International Terminal Station. First prize is a SHORT PEACE poster autographed by all four directors.
SHORT PEACE opens in theaters across Japan on July 20, 2013.
SHORT PEACE STAFF
• COMBUSTIBLE (火要鎮, Hi no Yoojin) Screenplay, Director: Katsuhiro Otomo / Character Design, Visual Concept: Hidekazu Ohara / Music: Makoto Kubota
• POSSESSIONS (九十九, Tsukumo) Screenplay, Director: Shuhei Morita / Original Story Concept, Conceptual Design: Keisuke Kishi
• GAMBO （がんぼ） Director: Hiroaki Ando / Original Story Concept, Screenplay, Creative Director: Katsuhito Ishii / Original Character Design: Yoshiyuki Sadamoto
• A FAREWELL TO ARMS (武器よさらば, Buki yo Saraba) Original Story: Katsuhiro Otomo / Screenplay, Director: Hajime Katoki / Character Design: Tatsuyuki Tanaka
• OPENING ANIMATION Koji Morimoto
© SHORT PEACE COMMITTEE © KATSUHIRO OTOMO / MASH · ROOM / SHORT PEACE COMMITTEE
For more information on SHORT PEACE, please see the previous coverage here on SciFi Japan: