I did something that I don’t normally do. I went to go see a movie completely cold. A friend of mine invited me to go see Short Peace. All I knew about it was that it was anime, Sentai Filmworks tweeted about it, and it may or may not have been nominated for an Oscar. (It was…kinda) So, despite my paucity of funds, I decided what the hell and ordered my ticket.
While it turned out to not be a film I would normally go see in theaters, I was very glad I went. Short Peace turned out to be a collection of four short films. Each had startlingly different art. The stories were each compelling in their own way. There was action, there was laughter, and there were feels. The final scene of the last short spoke to me on a very deep level, which is odd because it is played mostly for laughs according to the rest of the theater. I would expound more on the elements that I liked, but I really feel that it’s best to go into this one cold. I know it certainly enhanced the experience for me.