Otomo Katsuhiro’s Short Peace – New Trailer + Image Gallery

Posted By yonghow on June 4th, 2013

A few months ago I posted a teaser trailer for the omnibus animation project by Otomo Katsuhiro, with renowned animation directors like Koji Morimoto, Hiroaki Ando and Morita Shuhei each helming a short.

Now the official website has been updated to include director interviews, image galleries and concept art for each animated short, and not the least a gorgeous splash page montage as you see above. (the tagline reads something like : “This is where it all starts.”)

Check out some images from the gallery and scroll down to the bottom for the latest trailer.

Folks familiar with Otomo-san’s work will recognize “Farewell To Weapons” (Buki Yo Saraba) as one of the short stories found in his Memories manga. Character design for this short is handled by the incredibly talented concept designer/illustrator Tatsuyuki “Cannabis Works” Tanaka. In addition, character design work for Gambo, directed by Hiroaki Ando ( co-director of Tekkon Kinkreet ) is none other than Sadamoto Yoshiyuki.

This project is shaping up to be one of the more exciting anime films of late, and especially because many of the artists involved are colleagues I worked with on Freedom Project.

The film starts its theatrical run on the 20th of July. Go here for the official page.


10 Responses to “Otomo Katsuhiro’s Short Peace – New Trailer + Image Gallery”

Sant Arellano

Are all the characters CG animated?


i feel like you’re just setting a trap for me to keep posting here. this is all amazing looking, and i can’t wait to see this one. to be honest, i’m always more interested in his print material, but anything new from Otomo always jumps to the front line on my radar.

also, thank you for the referral to Cobalt’s posting, i will keep that one in my peripheral as well. and thank you, Cobalt for posting, yours has been a great resource for info, and i wish i knew French and Japanese better.


Sant Arellano – Far as I can tell only the segments by Koji Morimoto and the Edo period piece have 2D animated characters – the others are all 3D (but rendered in 2D cell shading).

Zack – Hoping for an art of book for this, of course. :]


BTW, you misspelled the movie’s title. It should actually be “Short Peace”. (If that’s an intentional play on words, or a case of Engrish, I’m not entirely sure though.)


Flo – Thanks for the heads up on that silly typo. I’ve since corrected it, but my CDN cache might take a while to refresh the correct version. :]


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