One of this year's most exciting works of animation marking the anime landscape is Short Peace, an anthology of shorts presented by Akira creator Katsuhiro Otomo and Gundam studio Sunrise. Having opened in Japanese theaters on July 20th, the collection of more experimental works from field's top talent is now scheduled to be released on Blu-ray and DVD on January 16th, along with the tie-in PS3 game.
A new trailer goes aling with scheduling announcement
Entries in the anthology include
Opening Animation is by Koji Morimoto (Animatrix's Beyond)
A Farewell to Arms
Director: Hiroaki Ando (Freedom)
Script Concept/Creative Direction: Katsuhito Ishii (Redline)
Original Character Design: Yoshiyuki Sadamoto (Evangelion, Summer Wars)
Director/Script: Katsuhiro Otomo (Akira)
Character Design/Visual Concept: Ohara Hidekazu
Music: Makoto Kubota
Director/Script: Shuhei Morita (Freedom)
Story Concept/Concept Design: Keisuke Kishi
Director: Hiroaki Ando
Script Concept/Creative Direction: Katsuhito Ishii
Original Character Design: Yoshiyuki Sadamoto
Spinning off from Short Peace is a "fifth" entry Ranko Tsukigime’s Longest Day, a PlayStation 3 “high-speed effect action” 2D side-scroller set in modern Japan, directed by Tokyo Jungle‘s Yohei Kataoka and written by No More Heroes' Suda51.
The game follows the heir to Japan's biggest monthly rental parking business, who is a schoolgirl by day and assassin by night.
Footage was shown at Tokyo Game Show