Sentai Filmworks Licenses SHORT PEACE
Sentai Filmworks is honored to announce its newest acquisition: SHORT PEACE (ショート・ピース, Shooto Piisu, 2013). Curated by the legendary Katsuhiro Otomo (AKIRA, STEAMBOY), SHORT PEACE is an omnibus collection of four anime shorts, including the 86th Academy Award nominated Best Animated Short Film POSSESSIONS (九十九, Tsukumo), directed by Shuhei Morita (COICENT, FREEDOM).
SHORT PEACE is the first film release in over nine years from Otomo, whose long list of prestigious accolades includes a Purple Medal of Honor from the Japanese government, Career Achievement honors at the Annie Awards, and an induction into the Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards Hall of Fame. For SHORT PEACE, Otomo offers a spectacular tale of love, honor and firefighting in ancient Japan with the multi-award winning short COMBUSTIBLE (火要鎮, Hi no Yoojin).
A mysterious white bear defends the royal family from the predations of a red demon in the brutal GAMBO （がんぼ）, adapted from REDLINE’s Katsuhito Ishii’s original story, and directed by Hiroaki Ando (FIVE NUMBERS!) with character designs by Yohiyuki Sadamoto (NEON GENESIS EVANGELION). The focus shifts from supernatural to science fiction for the action packed A FAREWELL TO ARMS (武器よさらば, Buki yo Saraba), as MOBILE SUIT GUNDAM designer Hajime Katoki helms Otomo’s tour-de-force saga of men battling robotic tanks in apocalyptic Tokyo.
SHORT PEACE will have a nationwide theatrical release via Eleven Arts. It will also be available soon through select digital outlets and on bilingual Blu-ray & DVD.
About Sentai Filmworks
Sentai Filmworks celebrates its 5th Anniversary as one of the fastest-growing anime companies in North America, producing hit series like PERSONA 4, GIRLS UND PANZER, DEVIL SURVIVOR 2, BODACIOUS SPACE PIRATES, MAJESTIC PRINCE and HIGH SCHOOL OF THE DEAD as well as high profile theatrical films such as GRAVE OF THE FIREFLIES, K-ON! and APPLESEED. Sentai Filmworks’ programs are distributed through Ingram Entertainment, Diamond Comic Distributors, Section23Films and Waxworks through retailers Amazon, Best Buy, Fry’s, FYE, Hastings, Sam Goody, Suncoast, The Right Stuf, Wal-Mart and other good and fine stores. Digital product offerings may be found at iTunes, Hulu, Netflix, Amazon, Zune Marketplace, Anime Network, Playstation Network, Android Market and YouTube.
For more information on SHORT PEACE, please see the previous coverage here on SciFi Japan:
- Katsuhiro Otomo Headlines Anime Omnibus SHORT PEACE
- Shochiku Releases New SHORT PEACE Poster
- SHORT PEACE × Tokyo Monorail
- SHORT PEACE Trailer
- POSSESSIONS Anime Nominated for Academy Award
- SHORT PEACE Set for Theatrical Release in North America