Manga Entertainment Licenses Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet
posted on by Andrew Osmond
Manga Entertainment posted an image from the SF anime TV series Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet on its Instagram account, accompanied by the message "Coming Soon!" The adventure anime was produced by Production I.G, and supervised/written by Gen Urobuchi (Puella Magi Madoka Magica, Fate/Zero) of Nitroplus.
The story begins in the distant future in the far reaches of the galaxy. The Human Galactic Alliance has been constantly fighting for its survival against a grotesque race of beings. During an intense battle, the young lieutenant Red (played by Kaito Ishikawa) and his humanoid mobile weapon Chamber are swallowed up into a distortion of time and space.
Waking from his artificially induced hybernation, Red realizes that he has arrived on Earth, the long forgotten planet. On this planet that was completely flooded by the seas, people live in fleets of giant ships, salvaging relics from the seas' depths in order to survive.
Red arrives on one of the city fleets called Gargantia. With no knowledge of the planet's history or culture, he is forced to live alongside Amy (Hisako Kanemoto), a 15-year-old girl who serves as a messenger aboard the Gargantia fleet. To Red, who has lived a life where he knows nothing but fighting, these days of peace continue to surprise him.
With this project, manga artist Hanaharu Naruko (Shōjo Material, Kamichu!) created his first original character designs for an anime. Taro Iwashiro (Red Cliff, Fullmetal Alchemist: The Sacred Star of Milos, live-action SHINOBI - Heart Under Blade and The Prince of Tennis) scored the music, and Kazuya Murata (Fullmetal Alchemist: The Sacred Star of Milos) directed. (Murata and Urobuchi collaborated on the original concept of the anime.)
Via UK Anime News.