News Sentai Filmworks Licenses Planzet CG Anime Film
posted on 2012-02-06 14:21 EST by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Sentai Filmworks announced on Monday that it licensed Jun Awazu's (Negadon: The Monster from Mars) computer-animated Planzet film. The company will release the film digitally and on DVD and Blu-ray disc later this year.
Planzet's story is set in 2053 when mankind faces annihilation from space. Sentai Filmworks describes the film as follows:
In 2047, an unknown, alien life-form descends upon the Earth, destroying all the major cities in one fell swoop. The survivors unite and build a Diffusor to stop the Februus, the invaders the military would later codename the FOS, and a temporary peace is achieved. Jump forward to 2053, the present. PLANZET: The final plan, Plan Zed, to retake Planet Earth. A last, desperate counterattack against the enemy. Hiroshi Akishima, soldier in the Planetary Defense Forces Alliance, would like nothing better than a shot at the aliens responsible for his father's death six years ago. However, the new offensive requires the Diffusor to be dropped, leaving the entire planet terribly vulnerable once more. Will humanity regain the stars or lose everything in the final, ultimate gamble?
CoMix Wave produced both Negadon and Planzet as well as the works of anime auteur Makoto Shinkai. Shin Miyahara (Karas) directed the film's CGI, and Shingo Terasawa (Negadon) handled the film's music. Chitose Hajime (Blood+, Ayakashi - Samurai Horror Tales, The Beast Player Erin) sang the film's theme song "Ryūgū no Tsukai." Planzet originally opened in Japan in May 2010. Central Park Media released Negadon: The Monster from Mars in North America.
Update: Press release link, background information added.
Images © Jun Awazu/Media Factory /CoMix Wave Films
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