Short Peace is a multimedia project composed of four short anime films produced by Sunrise and Shochiku, and a video game developed by Crispy's Inc. and Grasshopper Manufacture. The four films were released in Japanese theaters on July 20, 2013 and were screened in North America during April 2014. Sentai Filmworks have licensed the films for North America. The video game was released in January 2014 in Japan, April 2014 in Europe, and September 2014 in North America.
Writing and Direction by Hiroaki Ando |
A mysterious white bear defends the royal family from the predations of a red demon. The story revolves around the lives of
more than one character in particular – a Samurai, a Little Girl, a mysterious White Bear – who are linked to each other in one way or the other. The story depicts the understanding nature of both human and the animal hearts. The short film depicts the desire to fight for the righteousness and to protect the one who is important at any cost, in an uncompromising manner. The story also reflects the ignorant nature of human heart which makes oneself a pessimistic. In short, ‘a coin has two faces’ – has been well depicted in the short film. The animation and artwork are praiseworthy and the quality as a whole resembles that of ‘Possessions’.
Genre (s) – Tragedy | A subtle ending which involves both goodness along with a big deal of dreadfulness | Runtime – 24 minutes approximately (fractions excluded)