Glasgow, UK October 24, 2014 – Anime Limited, the Glasgow-based anime licensing company and parent company of All the Anime, are pleased to announce the release of the Oscar nominated collection of animated shorts Short Peace for the UK.
In 1995, Katsuhiro Otomo’s anthology Memories showcased the work of upcoming superstars of the anime world. Now, Otomo’s spotlight shifts to a fresh generation of master creators with an all-new anthology of visionary 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, directed by Hiroaki Ando (Five Numbers!) from Redline’s Katsuhito Ishii’s original story with character designs by Yoshiyuki Sadamoto (Neon Genesis Evangelion).
The focus shifts from supernatural to science fiction for the action-packed A Farewell To Weapons (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, while 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).
Short Peace will be released in the UK on home video (blu-ray and DVD), Video on Demand and will also enjoy a limited theatrical run.
Andrew Partridge, President of Anime Limited says: “We are very excited to distribute this fantastic piece of work in the UK. It is a great collection of works from the good and great of established talent in Japan. A unique and wonderful collection of works, we’re thrilled to bring this award winning collection to the UK complete with an English dub’.
Details on release dates to come.