"Short Peace" Anime Anthology to Screen in North America

Anthology from "Akira" creator Katsuhiro Otomo features Oscar nominated "Possessions"

Eleven Arts and Sentai Filmworks have announced plans to bring Short Peace, a new omnibus film from Akira's director, Katsuhiro Otomo to North American theaters. The anime anthology consists of four short films, including this year's Academy Award nominated "Possessions" directed by Shuhei Morita. 


Prior to the wide release, special screenings will be scheduled at thirteen locations across the US on Monday, March 3rd after the Oscar announcement on March 2nd. The majority of screenings in other cities are scheduled for April 2014. Screening information is available a ELEVEN ARTS' website.



Eleven Arts offer the pitch
In 1995, Katsuhiro Otomo's epic anthology MEMORIES showcased the work of upcoming superstars of the anime world. Now, Otomo's spotlight shifts to a fresh generation of visionaries with an all-new anthology of creative films: 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). A mysterious white bear defends the royal family from the predations of a red demon in the brutal GAMBO, adapted from REDLINE's Katsuhito Ishii's original story, and directed by Hiroaki Ando (FIVE NUMBERS!) with character designs by Yohiyuki Sadamoto (NEON GENESIS EVANGELION). The focus shifts from supernatural to science fiction for the action packed A FAREWELL TO ARMS (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. 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).  Prepare your senses for these animated films that are taking the critical world by storm, and watch as a new era in anime is ushered in with Katsuhiro Otomo's SHORT PEACE!


Special Screening Schedule

StateCityTheaterDateAddressTicket link
CA Bakersfield Valley Plaza 16 Mar 3 @ 7:00 pm 2000 Wible Road.
Bakersfield, CA 93304
CA Los Angeles Downtown Independent TBA 251 S. Main Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012
CA Murrieta Cal Oaks 17 Mar 3 @ 7:00 pm 41090 California Oaks Rd
Murrieta, CA 92562
CA Rohnert Park Rohnert Park 16 Mar 3 @ 7:00 pm 555 Rohnert Park Expressway West
Rohnert Park, CA 94928
CA Sacramento Tower Theater Mar 3 @ 7:00 pm 2508 Land Pk. Dr.
Sacramento, CA 95818
CA San Diego Gaslamp 15 Mar 3 @ 7:00 pm 701 5th Avenue
San Diego, CA 92101
HI Honolulu Ward Stadium 16 Mar 3 @ 7:00 pm 1044 Auahi St
Honolulu, HI 96814
HI Kahului Kaahumanu 6 Mar 3 @ 7:00 pm 275 W. Kaahumanu Ave,
Kahului, HI 96732
NJ Manville Manville 12 Plex Mar 3 @ 7:00 pm 180 N Main Street Manville,
NJ 08835
NY New York Village East Cinema Mar 3 @ 7:00 pm 181 – 189 2nd Ave
New York, NY 10012
TX Dallas Angelika Film Center & Café – Dallas Mar 3 @ 7:00 pm 5321 East Mockingbird Lane, Suite 230
Dallas, TX 75206
TX Plano Angelika Film Center & Café – Plano Mar 3 @ 7:00 pm 7205 Bishop Rd. Suite E6
Plano, TX 75024
VA Fairfax Angelika Film Center & Café – Mosaic Mar 3 @ 7:00 pm 2911 District Ave
Fairfax , VA 22031

Scott Green is editor and reporter for anime and manga at geek entertainment site Ain't It Cool News. Follow him on Twitter at@aicnanime.

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