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Short Peace is a five part anime anthology, and the fourth anthology created with Katsuhiro Otomo after Robot Carnival, Neo Tokyo (1987) and Memories. Uniquely, instead of another anime short, the fifth part is a video game developed by Suda51's Grasshopper Manufacture. It was released in 2013.

It contains the following parts:

  • Possesions, directed by Shuhei Morita. A traveller shelters from the rain in an abandoned temple and encounters a group of very strange spirits. Nominated for the Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film.
  • Combustible directed by Katsuhiro Otomo deals with a boy from a wealthy family in Edo-era Japan who becomes a firefighter against his family's wishes, his childhood friend and their tragic love.
  • Gambo directed by Hiroaki Ando is about a village terrorized by an Oni. A little girl prays for help and a white bear arrives to help.
  • A farewell to arms directed by Hajime Katoki is about a salvage crew in a futuristic ruined city encountering a Spider Tank controlled by a rampant AI.
  • Ranko Tsukigime's Longest Day, directed by Yohei Kataoka is about a schoolgirl assassin who is on a mission to kill her own father.

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