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Crunchyroll to Stream Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet TV Anime

posted on 2013-04-05 16:55 EDT
Production I.G's original sci-fi adventure series to premiere on Saturday

Media distribution service Crunchyroll announced on Friday that it will stream Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet, the original science-fiction adventure anime from Production I.G Crunchyroll notes that it will stream the series on Sundays starting on April 7 at 1:00 p.m. EDT for members in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland, the Netherlands, Spain, South Africa, Turkey, Brazil, and Portugal.

The story begins in the distant future in the far reaches of the galaxy. The Human Galactic Alliance has been constantly fighting for its survival against a grotesque race of beings. During an intense battle, the young lieutenant Red (played by Kaito Ishikawa) and his humanoid mobile weapon Chamber are swallowed up into a distortion of time and space.

Waking from his artificially induced hybernation, Red realizes that he has arrived on Earth, the long forgotten planet. On this planet that was completely flooded by the seas, people live in fleets of giant ships, salvaging relics from the seas' depths in order to survive.

Red arrives on one of the city fleets called Gargantia. With no knowledge of the planet's history or culture, he is forced to live alongside Amy (Hisako Kanemoto), a 15-year-old girl who serves as a messenger aboard the Gargantia fleet. To Red, who has lived a life where he knows nothing but fighting, these days of peace continue to surprise him.

With this project, manga artist Hanaharu Naruko (Shōjo Material, Kamichu!) is creating his first original character designs for an anime. Gen Urobuchi (Puella Magi Madoka Magica, Fate/Zero) of Nitroplus is supervising and writing the scripts. Taro Iwashiro (Red Cliff, Fullmetal Alchemist: The Sacred Star of Milos, live-action SHINOBI - Heart Under Blade and The Prince of Tennis) is scoring the music, and Kazuya Murata (Fullmetal Alchemist: The Sacred Star of Milos) is directing. (Murata and Urobuchi collaborated on the original concept of the anime.)

The series will premiere in Japan on April 7.


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