News Kono Danshi, Uchū-jin to Tatakaemasu. Anime Launches
posted on 2011-08-19 20:45 EDT by Egan Loo
Auteur director Soubi Yamamoto is helming a new original anime DVD (OAD) project from CoMix Wave Films titled Kono Danshi, Uchū-jin to Tatakaemasu. (That Boy Can Fight the Aliens.) A website launched for the OAD on Friday.
21-year-old Yamamoto was inspired to work in anime from watching Makoto Shinkai's 2002's Voices of a Distant Star when she was a 15-year-old in middle school. Not coincidentally, CoMix Wave Films released many of Shinkai's works.
The anime's website describes Kono Danshi, Uchū-jin to Tatakaemasu. as a "pitiful and beautiful adolescent story." Aliens suddenly invade the world, and a boy named Kakashi stands alone with the power to fight back against the aliens — except he lost his memories.
The anime stars Ryohei Kimura (Eden of the East, Natsume Yūjin-Chō) as Kakashi, Toshiyuki Toyonaga (Katekyo Hitman Reborn!, Durarara!!) as an anti-alien forces member named Arikawa, and Daisuke Hirakawa (Gankutsuou: The Count of Monte Cristo, School Days) as Arikawa's superior and Kakashi's guardian Shiro. The project features a theme song by Akiko Shikata (A Dark Rabbit Has Seven Lives, Umineko no Naku Koro ni), whom Yamamoto requested personally to work on the project. CoMix Wave Films will release the DVD in November.
Animate is hosting a special point card campaign starting on September 20 for the anime. Three campaign participants will be chosen via lottery to receive a script autographed by the three main voice actors.
Before Kono Danshi, Uchū-jin to Tatakaemasu, Yamamoto directed the opening sequences and promotional videos for boys-love dōjin games and the iPhone app Rōdoku Shōjo. Below is a video sample of Sekai Kei Sekai Ron, Yamamoto's 2010 work which was featured on the show Digista Teens (which airs internationally on the NHK World channel).
Images © Soubi Yamamoto / CoMix Wave Films