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Live-Action Terraformars Prequel Show Previewed in Video

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
3-episode series premieres on dTV online service on April 24

dTV began streaming a preview video on Friday for Terraformars: Aratanaru Kibō (Terraformars: A New Hope), the live-action prequel series to the live-action Terraformars film.

The prequel will center on the research institute responsible for screening candidates for the Mars mission. The candidates will cheat and betray each other in a mental battle to be chosen as part of the crew, and it will reveal why the 15 crew members in the film were the ones chosen.

Hideaki Itō, Emi Takei, Mariko Shinoda, Rina Ōta, Rinko Kikuchi, and Masaya Kato are reprising their roles from the film. Kiyohiko Shibukawa, Kōji matoba, Ken Aoki, Takahiro Kuroishi, Kento Hayashi, Tetsuya Sugaya, Takemi Fujii, and Saki Takaoka are playing other characters who are unique to the prequel.

Yoshitaka Yamaguchi is directing the prequel on the film's sets, while the film's director Takashi Miike is supervising its production.

The three-episode series will premiere on dTV on April 24, while the film itself will open in Japan on April 29, during the Golden Week holidays.

Sandaime J Soul Brothers from Exile Tribe is performing the theme song "Break of Dawn" for the film, and the song will also serve as the theme song for the prequel series.

Source: Anime! Anime!; Captain Sumitani

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