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Berserk's Studio 4°C, Toyota Make PES (Peace Eco Smile) Spin-Off Film

posted on 2013-05-16 09:33 EDT
Voice actress group Sweety to perform chorus for mysterious life form NaSuBi in 'Drive Your Heart'

Car maker Toyota and animation company Studio 4°C announced on Thursday that they are collaborating again on a new spin-off anime titled "Drive your Heart" that will promote Toyota's new-type Vios vehicle. Drive Your Heart is a spin-off of the 2012 PES (Peace Eco Smile) collaboration anime between the two companies The film will premiere at the AnimeparTy festival that will be held between May 18 and 19 in Shanghai. The story is a romantic comedy with characters Pes, an alien, NaSuBi the mysterious life form, and Kurumi, a normal girl.

The chorus for NaSuBi will be performed by voice actress unit Sweety (Sengoku Collection theme song performance), which is made up of members Yui Hasegawa, Sayaka Takenouchi, and Yurika Takagi. The unit will be making an appearance at the Shanghai festival to do a live performance. Animation director, producer, character designer, and commercial film creator Hidekazu Ohara will also make an appearance at the event for a talk show part.

Toyota and Studio 4°C already created a web promotional anime series last year, and they have been streaming the episodes online with English subtitles. The most recent collaboration between the companies was the "Chiisana Hana no Uta" (A Little Flower's Song) anime. NaSuBi also made an appearance in this anime, and was voiced by Akiko Yajima (Crayon Shin-chan's title character).


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