|Genre||Drama, mystery, psychological thriller|
|Directed by||Yuzuru Tachikawa|
|Produced by||Takuya Tsunoki|
|Written by||Yuzuru Tachikawa|
|Music by||Kotaro Tanaka|
|Released||March 2, 2013|
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 (男 Otoko?)
- Voiced by: Yuichi Nakamura
- Elderly Man (老人 Rōjin?)
- Voiced by: Jun Hazumi
- Woman (女 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 Trigger, Zexcs and Gonzo. 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. 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.
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- "Gonzo, Trigger, Pierrot, Madhouse Make Anime Mirai 2013". Anime News Network. June 6, 2012. Retrieved December 18, 2013.
- "Anime Mirai 2013 Slated for March 2". Anime News Network. December 16, 2012. Retrieved December 18, 2013.
- Death Billiards at Anime Mirai (Japanese)
- Death Billiards at Madhouse (Requires Adobe Flash Player) (Japanese)
- Death Billiards (film) at Anime News Network's Encyclopedia
- Death Billiards at the Internet Movie Database