SHORT PEACE North American Theatrical Release Update
Wide Theatrical Release Begins April 18th
Source: Eleven Arts Entertainment press release
Official Movie Site: shortpeace-movie.com (Japan), elevenarts.net/shortpeace (US)
Special Thanks to Erika T. Wright
ELEVEN ARTS and Sentai Filmworks is pleased to present the wide theatrical release of Katsuhiro Otomo’s latest animated feature film SHORT PEACE (ショート・ピース, Shooto Piisu, 2013), an anthology of four short animated films from some of Japan’s most talented anime creators, including Academy Award nominee POSSESSIONS (九十九, Tsukumo), from director Shuhei Morita.
The wide release will take place starting on April 18 of this year. The movie will be featured in approximately forty-five theaters across the United States. At this time, screenings for Canada are planned to begin in early May of 2014. Information on the screenings, including theater locations and tickets, is available on ELEVEN ARTS’ website.
SHORT PEACE is Katsuhiro Otomo’s second feature length anime omnibus. In 1995, Katsuhiro Otomo’s epic anthology MEMORIES showcased the work of upcoming superstars of the anime world. Now, Otomo’s spotlight shifts to a fresh generation of master creators with an all-new anthology of visionary films: A lone traveler is confronted by unusual spirits in an abandoned shrine in the 2013 Academy Award® nominated POSSESSIONS, directed by Shuhei Morita (COICENT, KAKURENBO: HIDE & SEEK). A mysterious white bear defends the royal family from the predations of a red demon in the brutal GAMBO （がんぼ）, directed by Hiroaki Ando (FIVE NUMBERS!) from REDLINE’s Katsuhito Ishii’s original story with character designs by Yoshiyuki 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, while grandmaster Otomo himself assumes the directorial reigns for a spectacular tale of love, honor and firefighting in ancient Japan with the multi-award winning COMBUSTIBLE (火要鎮, Hi no Yoojin).
More information on SHORT PEACE is at elevenarts.net/shortpeace.
About ELEVEN ARTS, INC.
ELEVEN ARTS is the Los Angeles based film distribution company that has brought many acclaimed Japanese films, live-action and animation features, to North American audiences. ELEVEN ARTS’s major live-action titles include Japan Academy Awards winner MEMORIES OF TOMORROW (starring Ken Watanabe) and Oscar nominated director (with THE TWILIGHT SAMURAI in 2004) Yoji Yamada’s samurai film LOVE AND HONOR. ELEVEN ARTS is also a respected distributor of popular animation titles such as the EVANGELION franchise, FULLMETAL ALCHEMIST: THE SACRED STAR OF MILOS, PUELLA MAGI MADOKA MAGICA THE MOVIE PART 1: BEGINNINGS/ PART 2: ETERNAL/ PART 3: REBELLION and TIGER & BUNNY THE MOVIE: RISING.
About Sentai Filmworks
Sentai Filmworks is one of the fastest-growing anime companies in North America with hit series like PERSONA 4: THE ANIMATION, 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.
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
- Sentai Filmworks Licenses SHORT PEACE
- SHORT PEACE: North American Theatrical Trailer