Studio 4°C, Toyota's PES (Peace Eco Smile) Spin-off Animation Streamed

posted on by Karen Ressler
Short film Drive Your Heart is based on 2012 ONA collaboration

The official YouTube channel for Studio 4°C and Toyota's animation collaboration PES (Peace Eco Smile) began streaming a short movie spin-off of the original net animation series on Thursday. The video, which is titled Drive Your Heart, features English subtitles and includes characters from the original series: the alien Pes, the mysterious lifeform NaSuBi, and the human girl Kurumi. The collaboration is designed to promote Toyota's new Vios vehicle.

The film premiered at the AnimeparTy festival, which was held on May 18 and 19 in Shanghai. Hidekazu Ohara directed the video, and idol group Sweety (Sengoku Collection theme song performance) performed the voices of the NaSuBi and performed the music.

Toyota and Studio 4°C created the web promotional anime series last year, and they have been streaming the episodes online with English subtitles. The most recent collaboration between the companies was the "Chiisana Hana no Uta" (A Little Flower's Song) anime. NaSuBi also made an appearance in this anime, and was voiced by Akiko Yajima (Crayon Shin-chan's title character).

Thanks to Vito Plahuta for the news tip.

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