68 min. Japanese Audio with English Subtitles
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 master creators with an all-new anthology of visionary films:
A lone traveler is confronted by unusual sprits in an abandoned shrine in the 2013 Academy Award nominated POSSESSIONS (TSUKEMONO), directed by Shuhei Morita (COISENT, 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 Ishi's original story with character design by Yoshiyuki Sadamoto (NEON GENESIS EVANGELION). The focus shift from supernatural to science fiction for the action packed A FAREWELL TO ARMS (BUKI YO SARABA), as MOBIL SUIT GUNDAM designer Hajime Katori 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). Prepare your senses for the animated films that are taking the critical world by storm as a new era in anime is ushered in with Katsuhiro Otomo's SHORT PEACE.
"COMBUSTIBLE" Director: KATSUHIRO OTOMO (Akira, Steamboy , Memories, Mushishi ) / Character Design: Hidekazu Ohara / Voice Cast: Saori Hayami, Masakazu Morita
Director: SHUHEI MORITA (Kakurenbo: Hide & Seek, FREEDOM, Coicent) , Original Story/Concept Design: Keisuke Kishi / Character Design: Daisuke Sajiki
Director: HIROAKI ANDO (FIVE NUMBERS! ) / Original Story & screenplay - KATSUHITO ISHII (The Taste Of Tea, REDLINE, Smuggler) / Original Character Design: Yoshiyuki Sadamoto / Voice Cast: Mutsumi Tamura, Daisuke Namikawa
"A FAREWELL TO ARMS"
Director: HAJIME KATOKI / Original Story: Katsuhiro Otomo / Character Design: Tatsuyuki Tanaka / Voice Cast: Issei Futamata, Tomoyuki Dan, Shigeru Ushiyama, Akio Ohtsuka