Gambo's Trailer From Katsuhiro Otomo's Short Peace English-Subtitled
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The European branch of Namco Bandai Games began streaming an English-subtitled trailer for the Gambo short in Katsuhiro Otomo's Short Peace project on Wednesday. Hiroaki Ando (Five Numbers!) directed this original story by Redline's Katsuhito Ishii with character designs by Yoshiyuki Sadamoto (Neon Genesis Evangelion).
Namco Bandai Games describes the story:
GAMBO - the third movie is directed by Hiroaki Ando and takes place at the end of the 16th century, as the Sengoku era draws to a close... A fortress in the northern region of Japan, Tohoku, is sacked by a giant, solitary demon. When Kao, a young girl from the village, meets a mystical polar bear who understands what she says, she turns to it for help!
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.
Sentai Filmworks will offer the omnibus through select digital outlets and on bilingual Blu-ray & DVD. Eleven Arts began screening the film in select cities in North America earlier this month. 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. This version of 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 directed the game and handled the game design and artwork. Daisuke Uchiyama served as chief producer, and Makoto Asanuma served 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.