Read or Die Team to Create The Uchū Show Movie in 2008
posted on 2008-01-07 11:24 EST by Egan Loo
The February issue (on sale on January 10) of Kadokawa Shoten's Newtype Magazine will announce that the R.O.D. Read or Die anime franchise's core team of director Koji Masunari, writer Hideyuki Kurata, and character designer Masashi Ishihama will be creating The Uchū Show (The Space Show), the tentatively titled epic movie that will open in Japan in 2008. This will be second major work for Besame Mucho, the pen name for the team of Masunari, Kurata, and producer Tomonori Ochikoshi. The three worked together to create the Kamichu! manga and anime with character designer Takahiro Chiba. The Uchū Show will be the first time that the three individual members of Besame Mucho and Ishihama have worked together since R.O.D -The TV- five years ago. A-1 Pictures Inc., the animation studio created by Sony's Aniplex in 2005, will animate the project.
The story will begin in the countryside during the summer vacation of fifth grader Natsuki Ōyama. 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. According to the producers in their promotion of this work, the story will "surpass Star Wars in its scale."
Source: Moon Phase Comments