Welcome to the Space Show Released on DVD/Blu-Ray December 5
posted on by Andrew Osmond
Manga Entertainment has given a December 5 release date for the anime feature film Welcome to THE SPACE SHOW. Manga co-produced the English dub, which was made in the United States by NYAV Post, which also worked on Summer Wars.
The science-fiction family film begins during the summer vacation of fifth grader Natsuki Ōyama, who just moved into the countryside. She and four of her schoolmates embark on an space-spanning adventure that takes them beyond the fields they call home. Manga described the film as "the bastard love child of Studio Ghibli and Mamoru Hosoda."
The dub is the first to be co-produced by Manga Entertainment since Satoshi Kon's Millennium Actress, which was dubbed in 2005.
Aniplex is streaming the first 22 minutes of the film online with English subtitles:
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