Middle school students Mikako and Noboru are close friends, but in the summer of 2046, Mikako is chosen as a Select Member of the United Nations Space Army. She leaves Earth in the winter of 2047, while Noboru goes on to high school in Japan. Separated by space, the two try to stay in touch by mobile mail. However, as Mikako goes farther out in the solar system on board a spaceship, it takes longer and longer for each to receive the other's emails. As Mikako's fleet approaches a time warp, she and Noboru have to face the possibility their contact may break forever.
Overseen by the legendary Director Katsuhiro Otomo (Akira, Steamboy), Short Peace is a 2013 Japanese omnibus film consisting of a collection of four shorts. The collection includes the 86th Academy Award® nominated Best Animated Short, Possessions, as well as Combustible, Gambo, and A Farewell to Arms.
Otomo has received many prestigious accolades, including the Purple Medal of Honor from the Japanese government. This is his first film release in over nine years.
WARNING: These films may contain scenes of violence not suitable for children. Viewer discretion is advised.