News Tekkonkinkreet's Studio 4°C Makes Toyota Web Promo Anime (Updated)
posted on 2012-03-21 01:20 EDT
Japanese anime company Studio 4°C (Tekkonkinkreet, The Animatrix, Berserk) is producing a new web promotional anime series called PES: Peace Eco Smile for Toyota Motor Corporation. The first promotional anime short in the project is "Do for Love," and each short will run three to four minutes long. The campaign will launch on Thursday when a special site opens.
The comical short stories center around PES, a traveller from space, and NaSuBi, a mysterious life-form who is enamored by the charm of Earth. They immerse themselves in the Tokyo neighborhood of Kichijōji and learn about kindness to people, the value of loving, and the importance of the little happinesses in life.
Yuichiro Hayashi (Batman: Gotham Knight) is directing the project, and Akiko Yajima (Crayon Shin-chan's title character) is voicing NaSuBi. The musical artists Halfby, Yuri Miyauchi, Hiroko Sebu, Seiichi Yamamoto, yuya matsumura (white white sisters), and Spangle call Lilli line are all collaborating on the soundtrack.
Source: Presepe News
Update: The first video is online:
Masato Kokubun voices PES, while Yumi Uchiyama and Rion Kako voice Kumi and Ken Minai, respectively.
Update 2: Video link fixed. Thanks, Ben! An updated English version has been posted online.
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