This year, 19 films were submitted for Best Animated Feature Oscar contention. Since at least 16 were accepted, a field of five films have received nominations, including Hayao Miyazaki's final anime feature, The Wind Rises. Meanwhile, Shuhei Morita's "Possessions" from Katsuhiro Otomo's Short Peace anthology was nominated for Best Animated Short Film. More after the jump.
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.
Short Peace is the new anthology film spearheaded by AKIRA creator Katsuhiro Otomo. Years in the making, with a host of top anime talent on board, how does the film actually stack up? Otaku USA’s Matt Schley brings us his review after the jump!
Short Peace opens in Japan July 20th. Spinning off from this as a "fifth" entry in theproject will be 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. Check out the first trailer after the jump.
Here's some interesting creative lineage. Short Peace, the new anime anthology feature helmed by Akira creator Katsuhiro Otomo opens in Japan July 20th. According to an early look at the new Famitsu, Killer is Dead director Goichi Suda is working with Namco Bandai on an upcoming PlayStation 3 side-scrolling game, Ranko Tsukigime’s Longest Day. The “high-speed effect action” 2D side-scroller set in modern Japan is being though of as the fifth part of the project.
Following the previous one for Hajime Katoki's "Bukiyo Saraba/A Farewell to Arms," Japanese movie studio Shochiku posted three more 15-second short previews for other stories in the upcoming compilation anime film Short Peace on its official YouTube channel today. Check all the clips after the jump.