Friday, 18 July 2014

Anime Mirai 2013 episode 2- Death Billiards デス・ビリヤード - [Yuzuru Tachikawa] - [2013]

Death Billiards

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Death Billiards
(Desu Biriyādo)
GenreDramamysterypsychological thriller
Anime film
Directed byYuzuru Tachikawa
Produced byTakuya Tsunoki
Written byYuzuru Tachikawa
Music byKotaro Tanaka
ReleasedMarch 2, 2013
Runtime25 minutes
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Death Billiards (Japaneseデス・ビリヤード HepburnDesu Biriyādo) is a 2013 animated short produced by Madhouse for Anime Mirai 2013. The short was created, directed and written by Yuzuru Tachikawa.


Two men – a younger man wearing a suit and an elderly man – find themselves in a bar helmed by a single bartender and his female assistant. Their reason for being there is to play a game of billiards, but the bartender drops several hints that suggest the loser of the game will forfeit their life.


Bartender (バーテンダー Bātendā?)
Voiced by: Tomoaki Maeno
Man ( Otoko?)
Voiced by: Yuichi Nakamura
Elderly Man (老人 Rōjin?)
Voiced by: Jun Hazumi
Woman ( Onna?)
Voiced by: Asami Seto


Death Billiards was produced by Madhouse as part of the Young Animator Training Project's Anime Mirai 2013 project, which funds young animators, alongside other short films by TriggerZexcs and Gonzo.[1] Death Billiards and the other shorts each received 38 million yen from the Japanese Animation Creators Association, who receives funding from the Japanese government's Agency for Cultural Affairs.[2] The short was created, directed and written by Yuzuru Tachikawa. The short, along with the other Anime Mirai shorts, opened in 14 Japanese theatres on March 2, 2013.[3]


  1. Jump up^ "Gonzo/ZEXCS/Trigger/Madhouse's Full Anime Mirai Trailer"Anime News Network. February 5, 2013. Retrieved December 18, 2013.
  2. Jump up^ "Gonzo, Trigger, Pierrot, Madhouse Make Anime Mirai 2013"Anime News Network. June 6, 2012. Retrieved December 18, 2013.
  3. Jump up^ "Anime Mirai 2013 Slated for March 2"Anime News Network. December 16, 2012. Retrieved December 18, 2013.

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Number of episodes: 1
Episode titles: We have 1
Vintage: 2013-03-02 (Japan Theatrical Premiere)
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Japanese staff
Japanese cast
DirectorYuzuru Tachikawa
StoryboardYuzuru Tachikawa
Original creatorYuzuru Tachikawa
Character DesignShinichi Kurita
Animation DirectorShinichi Kurita
ProducerTakuya Tsunoki
LayoutAya Suzuki
Production managerKei Miura
Prop DesignKei Kobayashi
Asami Seto as Woman
Jun Hazumi as Elderly Man
Tomoaki Maeno as Bartender
Japanese companies
Animation ProductionMadhouse Studios
Background ArtStudio Easter
DistributorMadhouse Studios
Online EditingSony PCL
Sound ProductionDax Production

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