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Farewell to Weapons Trailer for Otomo's Short Peace English-Subtitled

posted on 2014-02-19 15:25 EST
Gundam/Super Robot Wars designer Hajime Katoki helms anime of Katsuhiro Otomo manga

The European branch of Namco Bandai Games began streaming an English-subtitled trailer for A Farewell to Weapons short in Katsuhiro Otomo's Short Peace project.

Short Peace is a compilation of four short films: Otomo's Combustible, Shuhei Morita's Tsukumo (Possessions), Hiroaki Ando's Gambo, and Hajime Katoki's Buki yo Saraba (A Farewell to Weapons) with an opening by Koji Morimoto. Katoki (mechanical designs in Gundam franchise, Super Robot Wars) wrote and directed A Farewell to Weapons based on a short story of the same name by Otomo. Tomohisa Ishikawa (Appleseed: Ex Machina, Kurokami The Animation) scored the music, and Katoki and Kimitoshi Yamane (Escaflowne, Cowboy Bebop) collaborated on the mechanical designs.

Namco Bandai Games will release all four anime shorts, as well as the fifth part, the Ranko Tsukigime's Longest Day 2D-scrolling action game, on the PlayStation 3 in the West this spring. The compilation will be exclusive to the PLAYSTATION Network in North America and Europe.

Gōichi Suda or "Suda 51" (No More Heroes, Lollipop Chainsaw, Liberation Maiden, Killer is Dead) and Yōhei Kataoka (Tokyo Jungle) oversaw the development of the game. Suda 51 handled the game's scenario, and Kataoka directing the game and handling the game design and artwork. Daisuke Uchiyama is serving as chief producer, and Makoto Asanuma is serving as executive producer.

The anthology film opened in 25 theaters across Japan on July 20, and a home video release shipped on January 16 with the game in Japan. Epic Comics published Otomo's original Farewell to Weapons story in North America.


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