Puzzle Game Lunatan Gets Net Anime
posted on by Jennifer Sherman
NTT Plala's Lunatan ~Kyojin Luna to Chitei Tanken! (Giant Luna and the Journey to the Center of the Earth) app game is inspiring a short anime titled Lunatan: 1-Mannen no Himitsu! (Secret of 10,000 Years) for distribution on smartphones.
In the anime's story, there was a prospering civilization thanks to giants called Luna who once brought the energy known as Mana. However, a giant tsunami struck the world and destroyed the civilization. The story takes place underground 10,000 years after the tsunami hit. The main characters are Mokugyo (voiced by Katsuyuki Konishi), a fish named with plant life growing from his back, and a talkative creature named Toriiruka (Tomoko Kaneda). The lonely, needle-covered animal named Harry (Kazutomi Yamamoto) and Yona (Houko Kuwashima), a descendent of the ancients entrusted with with the rebirth of civilization, join the group. Mokugyo and Toriiruka may be able to safely return above ground.
Haruki Kasugamori is directing the anime at Signal.MD and Shiori Asuka is adapting the character designs for animation. Yoshito Watanabe is serving as art director, Takumi Itō is serving as sound director, and Kyōhei Matsuno is composing the music. Rie Murakawa is performing the anime's image song "Dreamy Lights."
The smartphone game's official website began streaming a promotional video for the app in October.
In the original puzzle game, the user plays as Yona, who wakes up after 10,000 years of cold sleep, revives Luna, and begins excavation of the ancient civilization destroyed by the tsunami. Mokugyo and Toriiruka are two of the companion creatures that the player can get in the dungeons to change the type of magic Luna uses. Ken'ichi Nishi directed the game and Kazuyuki Kurashima provided the original designs.