D.Backup Inspires A-1 Pictures's Vitreous Flower Destroys the World Anime
posted on by Egan Loo
The teaser site for a "new anime project" opened on Friday at 6:00 p.m. in Japan (4:00 a.m. EST) to reveal the Vitreous Flower Destroy[s] the World (Glass no Hana to Kowasu Sekai) film. The tagline on the website reads, "The beautiful world I discovered."
The brand-new anime film is based on D.Backup, the scenario and illustration project by the relatively new creative unit "Physics Point." D.Backup won the grand prize in Pony Canyon's first ever Anime-ka Taishō (Anime Adaptation Prize) in 2013. According to the prize's website, the premise is "'software' characters fight bugs that have spread inside the box of knowledge."
Masashi Ishihama (From the New World, Kamichu!) is directing the film at A-1 Pictures (Sword Art Online, The [email protected]), and Fumihiko Shimo (Air, Kannon, Clannad, Amagi Brilliant Park, Golden Time, Infinite Stratos) wrote the screenplay. Kantoku (The "Hentai" Prince and the Stony Cat., Magical Suite Prism Nana) created the original character designs.
Physics Point, which consists of the creative duo Otono Shimura and Suyuri Hiraume, won one million yen (about US$10,000) and the opportunity to have their D.Backup concept adapted into anime in Pony Canyon's contest.
The film will open this year.
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