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Sentai Filmworks Streams Short Peace US Trailer

posted on 2014-04-14 14:20 EDT
US theater screenings added

Sentai Filmworks began streaming a trailer on Monday for the Short Peace omnibus project from Katsuhiro Otomo (Akira, Memories, Steamboy). The company plans to release the series on bilingual Blu-ray and DVD.

Short Peace is an compilation of four short films:

"Possessions" ("Tsukumo")
A lone traveler is confronted by unusual spirits in an abandoned shrine in the 2013 Academy Award-nominated Possessions (Tsukumo), directed by Shuhei Morita (Coicent, Kakurenbo).


Aoi Yūki as Komachi Sorimono
Takeshi Kusao as Kaeru Hebisakka
Screenplay, Director: Shuhei Morita (Kakurenbo, Freedom)
Original Story Concept, Conceptual Design: Keisuke Kishi
Character Design: Daisuke Sajiki (Kakurenbo - Hide & Seek)
Music: Reiji Kitazato (Gankutsuou: The Count of Monte Cristo)

"Combustible" ("Hi-no-youjin")
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 (Hi-no-youjin).


Saori Hayami as Owaka
Masakazu Morita as Matsuyoshi
Screenplay, Director: Katsuhiro Otomo
CG Director: Shūji Shinoda (Valvrave the Liberator)
Art: Yoshiaki Honma (Maburaho), Junichi Taniguchi (Make-Up! Sailor Senshi)
Character Design, Visual Concept: Hidekazu Ohara (Memories' Cannon Fodder)
Music: Makoto Kubota

"Gambo"
A mysterious white bear defends the royal family from the predations of a red demon in the brutal Gambo, directed by Hiroaki Ando (Five Numbers!) from Redline's Katsuhito Ishii's original story with character designs by Yoshiyuki Sadamoto (Neon Genesis Evangelion).


Mutsumi Tamura as Kao
Daisuke Namikawa as Nigenji
Director: Hiroaki Ando (Five Numbers!)
Original Story Concept/Creative Director: Katsuhito Ishii (Redline, Funky Forest: The First Contact, Taste of Tea)
Screenplay: Katsuhito Ishii, Kensuke Yamamoto (Magical Shopping Arcade Abenobashi 3D effects)
Character Design: Yoshiyuki Sadamoto (Evangelion, .hack, Summer Wars)
Music: Hikaru Nanase (Polyphonica, Galaxy Angel)


"Buki yo Saraba" (A Farewell to Weapons)
The focus shifts from supernatural to science fiction for the action packed A Farewell To Weapons (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.

Original Story: Katsuhiro Otomo
Screenplay, Director: Hajime Katoki (mechanical designs in Gundam franchise, Super Robot Wars)
Character Design: Tatsuyuki Tanaka (Tojin Kit)


Namco Bandai Games will also 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.

Eleven Arts screened the film in several theaters in the United States on March 3. The list of upcoming screenings now includes:

State City Theater Date
AL Birmingham The Edge 12 April 18 @ 7:00 pm & 8:45 pm
AZ Tempe Harkins Theatres - Valley Art April 18 – 24
AZ Phoenix Film Bar May 3 @ 3:50 pm
May 4 @ 2:00 pm
AZ Tucson The Loft Cinema May 16 – 22
CA Bakersfield Valley Plaza 16 April 21 @ 7:00 pm
CA Corona Dos Lagos 15 April 24 @ 7:00 pm
CA Los Angeles Downtown Independent April 18 @ 2:30 pm, 4:00 pm, 5:30 pm
April 19 @ 5:20 pm, 6:45 pm
April 20 @ 2:30 pm, 5:30 pm, 8:30 pm
April 21 @ 4:30 pm
April 22 @ 5:30 pm
April 23 @ 3:00 pm
April 24 @ 4:30 pm
CA Murrieta Cal Oaks 17 April 21 @ 7:00 pm
CA Rohnert Park Rohnert Park 16 April 21 @ 7:00 pm
CA Sacramento Tower Theater May 3 @ 3:50 pm
May 4 @ 2:00 pm
CA San Diego Gaslamp 15 April 21 @ 7:00 pm
CA San Francisco New People April 24 @ 7:00 pm
CO Littleton Alamo Drafthouse Cinema - Littleton April 18 @ 10:00 pm
FL Clearwater/Tampa Bay Clearwater Cinema Café April 19 @ 11:00 pm
FL Fort Lauderdale/Miami Cinema Paradiso April 19 @ 7:00 pm & 8:30 pm
FL Hollywood Cinema Paradiso April 19 @ 7:00 pm & 8:30 pm
FL Jacksonville Sun-Ray Cinema April 26 @ 7:15 pm
FL Gulf Breeze Movies 4 Gulf Breeze April 26 @ 9:30 pm
May 5 @ 9:30 pm
GA Duluth Studio Movie Grill - Duluth April 23 @ 7:30 pm
April 30 @ 7:30 pm
HI Honolulu Doris Duke Theater May 1 @ 1:00 pm & 7:30 pm
May 2 @ 1:00 pm & 7:30 pm
HI Honolulu Ward Stadium 16 April 21 @ 7:00 pm
HI Kahului Kaahumanu 6 April 21 @ 7:00 pm
IL Wheaton Studio Movie Grill - Wheaton April 23 @ 7:30 pm
April 30 @ 7:30 pm
IN Indianapolis Georgetown 14 Cinemas April 19 @ 7:00 pm & 8:45 pm
MA Boston Brattle Theatre TBA
MI Bloomfield The Maple Theater April 19 @ 7:00 pm, 8:45 pm, 9:30 pm
MO Kansas City Armour Screenland May 1 @ 8:00 pm & 9:30 pm
May 2 @ 4:00 pm & 9:00 pm
NC Raleigh Raleighwood Cinema Grill April 21 @ 9:00 pm
NC Greensboro Carousel Luxury Cinemas April 18 – 24
NJ Manville Manville 12 Plex April 21 @ 7:00 pm
NM Albuquerque The Guild Cinema March 21 @ 10:30 pm
March 22 @ 10:30 pm
NM Santa Fe Jean Cocteau Cinema May 16 – 22
NY New York Village East Cinema April 21 @ 7:00 pm
NY Buffalo The Screening Room Cinema April 24 @ 7:30 pm
April 25 @ 5:00 pm
April 26 @ 5:00 pm
April 27 @ 7:30 pm
OH Cleveland Cleveland Cinemas - Cedar Lee April 27 @ 7:30 pm
OH Columbus Gateway Film Center April 19 @ 7:00 pm & 8:45 pm
OK Tulsa Select Cinemas - RiverWalk Movies April 20
OR Portland Hollywood Theatre May 23 @ 9:30 pm
PA Pittsburg The Hollywood Theatre May 3 @ 1:00 pm
May 4 @ 7:00 pm
TX Austin Alamo Drafthouse - Austin Lakeline May 14
TX Houston Alamo Drafthouse - Vintage Park April 26
April 28
TX Houston Alamo Drafthouse - Mason Park April 19
April 24
TX Dallas Angelika Film Center & Café - Dallas April 21 @ 7:00 pm
TX Plano Angelika Film Center & Café – Plano April 21 @ 7:00 pm
TX San Antonio Alamo Drafthouse Cinema - Westlakes April 20 @ 4:15 pm
UT Sandy Megaplex Theatres - Jordan Commons April 26 @ 9:00 pm
VA Fairfax Angelika Film Center & Café - Mosaic April 21 @ 7:00 pm
WA Seattle Grand Illusion April 24 @ 8:45 pm
April 25 @ 6:00 pm
April 27 @ 2:30 pm

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