News So-Ra-No-Wo-To Promo Streamed by Aniplex, TV Tokyo
posted on 2009-08-11 09:53 EDT by Egan Loo
The Aniplex production company has revamped the official website for its So-Ra-No-Wo-To (Sounds of the Skies) television anime series with a promotional video. The 138-second video was first presented at the press conference that formally unveiled this anime series on Tuesday.
So-Ra-No-Wo-To will premiere on TV Tokyo in January as the first release in Anime no Chikara (The Strength of Anime), a joint project of TV Tokyo's new anime department and Aniplex. The two companies is assembling "spirited" creators to develop original animated stories into a television series. For So-Ra-No-Wo-To, Mamoru Kanbe (Elfen Lied, I''s Pure, Denpa teki na Kanojo) is directing the animators at A-1 Pictures. Hiroyuki Yoshino (Macross Frontier, Denpa teki na Kanojo, My-HiME) is supervising the scripts. Mel Kishida, the character designer of Gust's Rorona no Atelier ~Aarando no Renkinjutsushi~ role-playing game and an illustrator of several novel series, is creating the original character designs which Toshifumi Akai (key animator on Kannagi: Crazy Shrine Maidens, Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood) will adapt into anime. Michiru Oshima (Fullmetal Alchemist, Boys Over Flowers, Gokusen, Magic User's Club, Legend of Crystania, live-action Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon) is composing the music.
The story is set in the future on a land that, after being marred by long-lasting wars, has settled into quiet decline. Model and actress Juri Aikawa will play Kanata Kumika, a 15-year-old girl who fulfills her dream of enlisting in the army and joins a unit of five girls who protect a fortress. The girls also play music that reverberate across the skies over towns without people and seas without fish. ASCII MediaWorks' Monthly Comic Dengeki Daioh magazine will launch a manga version of the story this winter.