Redline's Ishii, Gundam's Katoki Join Otomo on Short Peace
posted on by Egan Loo
Producer Masayuki Ozaki revealed at the Sunrise Studio's Anime Expo panel on Saturday that Redline creator Katsuhito Ishii and Gundam/Super Robot Wars mechanical designer Hajime Katoki are joining Katsuhiro Otomo's Short Peace anthology. Kakurenbo creator and Freedom director Shuhei Morita was previously confirmed as Short Peace's second director alongside Otomo (Akira, Memories, Steamboy).
Short Peace is an omnibus project assembling "top creators at the leading edge of Japanese animation, exploring possible future avenues of expression." There will be four shorts in the anthology, including Otomo's historical story "Hi-no-youjin" (pictured right) and Morita's surreal piece "Tsukumo." Short Peace is also the title of a collection of Otomo's manga shorts that was first published in the 1970s. Yasumasa Tsuchiya is producing the shorts at Sunrise.
Ozaki also revealed that the Binbogami ga! television anime series has been licensed for North America. Ozaki would not reveal the licensing company, but he added that the company will be revealed in Anime Expo.
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