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planetarian Anime Project Revealed as Both 5-Episode Net Anime & Film

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Daisuke Ono, Keiko Suzuki star in anime projects produced at david production

The official website for the planned anime project based on Key's planetarian ~the reverie of a little planet~ visual novel revealed on Friday that the adaptation will be both a five-episode net anime adaptation and a film. The website is currently streaming a trailer for both projects.

The promotional video and other announcements were made during a Niconico livestream event on Friday.

The five-episode anime is titled planetarian: Chiisana Hoshi no Yume (planetarian: The Dream of the Small Star) and the film is titled planetarian: Hoshi no Hito (planetarian: Star Person). The net anime will premiere on July 7, and the film will open on September 3. The video description of the trailer describes planetarian: Chiisana Hoshi no Yume as "This is a certain woman's story" and describes planetarian: Hoshi no Hito as "This is a certain man's story." The net anime will adapt the main game's story, and the film will be "another story" about what happens to Kuzuya afterward.

The video and official website has also revealed the staff and cast for both projects. The main cast includes:

Daisuke Ono as Kuzuya (lit. The Junk Hunter)

Keiko Suzuki as Yumemi Hoshino

Other cast members without role credits include: Yasumichi Kushida, Satoshi Taki, Rina Satou, Masaru Shinozuka, Sanae Fuku, Yōko Hikasa, Minami Tsuda, Shizuka Ishigami, Yūki Kuwahara, Akiko Takeguchi, and Tamio Ohki.

Naokatsu Tsuda (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure series, Inu X Boku Secret Service) is directing and writing both projects at David Production (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure series). Shogo Yasukawa (Terraformars, Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma, JoJo's Bizarre Adventure) is writing the scripts alongside Tsuda. Katsuichi Nakayama (Nishi no Yoki Majo - Astraea Testament ) and Shunsuke Machitani (episode director for Oreimo, Kurokami The Animation, JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders) are the series directors. Hitomi Takechi (Hyperdimension Neptunia) is adapting Eeji Komatsu's original character designs for animation.

Other staff members include:

Original Work Cooperation: Key/VisualArt's
Mechanical Design: Kanetake Ebikawa
Prop Design: Shinya Uchida
Art Setting: Hiroshi Izumi
Color Key: Yuko Sato
Art Director: Yusuke Takeda, Yuuko Sugiyama
3D Director: Yoji Nagasawa
Director of Photography: Arimasa Watanabe
Editing: Kiyoshi Hirose
Sound Director: Takayuki Yamaguchi, Naokatsu Tsuda
Sound Effects: Yasumasa Koyama
Music: VisualArt's, Shinji Orito, Donmaru, Tomohiro Takeshita

Additionally Yūichi Suzumoto is credited for the original work scenario and Magome Togoshi is credited for the original work music.

Sayaka Sasaki is performing the net anime's ending theme song "Twinkle Starlight," Ceui is performing an image song titled "Worlds Pain," and Lia is performing the film's theme song "Hoshi no Fune" (Starship).

The net anime will stream on Niconico as well as the following services: J:COM On Demand, milplus, au Video Pass, d Anime Store, Bandai Channel, PlayStation Store, U-NEXT, Anime Hōdai, and GYAO!, among other services.

Visual Art's/Key (Clannad, Rewrite, Angel Beats!) originally released the planetarian ~the reverie of a little planet~ "kinetic novel" in Japan on personal computers in 2004 before porting it to the PlayStation 2 and PlayStation Portable consoles. The story takes place 30 years after a world war put a halt to space development. The protagonist, simply known as "the Junk Hunter," attempts to restore a planetarium's projector after meeting a robot.

Sekai Project licensed the PC version of the game and released it on Steam. VisualArt's also released an English version for iOS.

Thanks to Dennis R for the news tip and second embedded video.

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