Short Peace & Typhoon Noruda Animezing!

Anthology, Drama, Sci-Fi

Presented by JICC, Embassy of Japan

Four beautifully animated short films and a brilliantly madcap game from some of the greatest directors in Japan

Matt Kamen, The Guardian on Short Peace


Join us for a special double Animezing screening!

Ticket registration (US ONLY) opens December 1, 2020 at 11 AM EST.
You will have 72 hours to view both titles.


Short Peace & Typhoon Noruda Official Trailers from Sentai Filmworks on YouTube.


SHORT PEACE

Overseen by AKIRA's legendary director Otomo Katsuhiro, Short Peace is a 2013 omnibus film consisting of a collection of four shorts that explore different time periods in Japan.

Originally screened with The Voices of a Distant Star at the JICC in July 2014!

In Possessions, a lost samurai seeks shelter in a seemingly abandoned house. Two lovers attempt to reunite through a blazing fire in Combustible. A guardian bear and horrific monster fight to the death in Gambo, and in A Farewell to Weapons, four men do battle with robotic tanks in a post-apocalyptic Tokyo. Possessions was nominated for Best Animated Short at the 86th Academy Awards.


TYPHOON NORUDA

The directorial debut from former Studio Ghibli animator Arai Yojiro. Produced by Studio Colorido (Penguin Highway, A Whisker Away) with stunning character designs from Ishida Hiroyasu!

The film takes place in a middle school on an isolated island off the coast of Nagasaki. Azuma Shuichi a dedicated student, suddenly quits the baseball team, which leads to a fight with his best friend, Kenta. When a storm hits their school one day, Shuichi meets Noruda, a mysterious girl with a strange necklace, who seems to be somehow connected with the typhoon. Who is she? More importantly, why does Shuichi feel the need to help her?

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