Get a full dose of anime culture today! Short Peace has finally arrived in the Americas with an anime movie and game sold as one, exclusively for PS3!
If you haven’t heard of it yet, Short Peace is a film anthology that features works by the legendary anime artist Katsuhiro Otomo, who is best known for his popular dystopian cult film Akira. The project includes four short films with various settings and themes throughout Japan’s history from ancient to modern-day Japan, and was originally created to celebrate the unique qualities of Japanese culture.
We’re proud to say that one of the short films, Possessions, was nominated for a 2014 Academy Award for best Animated Short Film. It tells the story of a lone traveler who is confronted by unusual spirits in an abandoned shrine. Combustible is a spectacular tale of love, honor, and firefighting in ancient Japan. Gambo sets a mysterious white bear defending the royal family from a monstrous red demon. A Farewell to Arms tells the story of a tour-de-force saga of men battling robotic tanks in apocalyptic Tokyo.
These short films are book ended by a 2D side-scrolling action game called Ranko Tsukigime’s Longest Day. The game was directed by game producer Goichi Suda (Suda51), who is known for his fabulous eccentricity, so gamers can expect Ranko Tsukigime’s Longest Day to be nothing less than bizarre, abstract, and wonderfully outlandish.
In order to really grasp the oddity, enchantment and unique qualities of the Short Peace project, you will just have to watch and play it for yourself!