Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Short Peace Anime Anthology Film Plays LA

Not since the days of the 90's have anime  shorts been complied together for feature length anime film, especially not with the likes of Akira's director, Katsuhiro Otomo. Now a four piece collection will have special showings on March 3 in 13 cities one of which might be in LA with a wider release this April.

Short Peace features the work of four different directors. Possessions, an Academy Award nominated animated short is about a lone traveler confronted by spirits and an abandoned shrine, directed by Shuhei. Gambo, a red demon wants to hunt a royal family, but a mysterious white bear defends them, directed by Hiroaki Ando with character designs by Yohiyuki Sadamoto of Evangleion fame. A Farewell To Arms, men battle robotic tanks in Tokyo's apocalyptic age, directed by Haijime Katoki known for his character design work on Mobile Suit Gundam. Combustible, what was it like being a in ancient Japan dealing with fires love and honor, Katsuhiro Otomo shows us as director.

Here's Eleven Arts schedule and info page for Short Peace with LA's date TBA as this is written.
Update: It's playing short notice this Monday March 3, at 7pm and 8:30pm at the Downtown Independent