Shortchanged: Short Peace

Two animated features dropped in Japanese theaters this past Saturday: Miyazaki Hayao’s Kaze Tachinu, and Ootomo Katsuhiro’s Short Peace. While normal members of society flocked to theaters nation-wide to see Miyazaki’s latest masterpiece, I found myself in a tiny, half-filled theater in Shibuya waiting for Ootomo Katsuhiro’s Short Peace to start. I don’t particularly have