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Welcome to the Space Show's English Trailer Streamed

posted on 2010-02-16 06:22 EST
English-narrated, subtitled film fest video for newest film from R.O.D. team

The official website has launched on Tuesday with an English-translated trailer for Welcome to THE SPACE SHOW (Uchū Show e Yōkoso), the film by the R.O.D. Read or Die anime franchise's core team of director Koji Masunari, writer Hideyuki Kurata, and character designer Masashi Ishihama. The English-narrated and subtitled trailer is actually the promotional video for the film's screening at Berlin International Film Festival this week.

Welcome to THE SPACE SHOW tells the science-fiction story of children who experience a space-spanning adventure. The story will begin in the countryside during the summer vacation of fifth grader Natsuki Oyama. Natsuki just moved here in June, and she and four of her schoolmates are about to embark on an adventure together that will take them beyond the fields they call home.

The film will open in Japan this year. This will be second major work for Besame Mucho, the pen name for the team of Masunari, Kurata, and producer Tomonori Ochikoshi. The three individual members of Besame Mucho and Ishihama have not worked together since R.O.D -The TV-. Besides Read or Die, the Welcome to THE SPACE SHOW team also worked on the award-winning Kamichu! manga and anime series with composer Yoshihiro Ike and character designer Takahiro Chiba. A-1 Pictures is producing the new film's animation for Aniplex.

Image © A-1 Pictures


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