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Toonami Streams Promo Video for Mamoru Oshii, Production I.G's 'Sand Whale and Me' Series

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
25-minute, 5-part "micro-series" debuts March 17 at 12:00 a.m.

Toonami began streaming a promo video on Sunday for "Sand Whale and Me,” the five-part hybrid live-action/CG micro-series directed by Mamoru Oshii (Patlabor, Ghost in the Shell, Sky Crawlers) and produced by Production I.G (Ghost in the Shell, FLCL, Blood-C).

The series will premiere on March 18 at 12:00 a.m. to celebrate Toonami's 20th anniversary. Toonami describes the project as a 25-minute, five-part short film.

Toonami describes the story:

Presented in a hybrid live action/CG style, "Sand Whale and Me” is the story of a female paratrooper in the distant future who is stranded in a vast desert. With limited supply of food and water, her only hope is to catch a Sand Whale from a pack. If she can't, her life may just hang in the balance.

Kenji Kawai, who has scored many of Oshii's films, is composing the music for the series. Atsuki Sato (Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence, Halo Legends "The Package") is the CGI supervisor. Dango Takeda (live-action Cutie Honey, Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon) is designing the costumes. Hinako Saeki is voicing the main character, while Yoshikatsu Fujiki is playing a soldier.

The Adult Swim network began streaming a separate commercial in March 2016 that Oshii directed and Production I.G animated.

Thanks to Corey B for the news tip.


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