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4°C/Toyota's 1st PES Anime Short Posted with English Subs

posted on by Egan Loo
3-minute Peace Eco Smile short about 2 Space Travelers experiencing life in Tokyo

Studio 4°C and Toyota Motor Corporation began streaming the first 3-minute episode from their web promotional anime series PES: Peace Eco Smile with English subtitles on Friday.

The comical shorts center around PES, a traveler 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. A new video with music from Halfby also began streaming on Friday:

Toyota's American branch previously made Corolla commercials with virtual Vocaloid idol Hatsune Miku.

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