Anime Film “Welcome to the Space Show” hits Berlin International Film Festival
(This article was originally posted in Japanese at 11:26 Feb. 18, 2010)
Upcoming anime film Welcome to the Space Show(due May, 2010) by director Koji Masunari of Kamichu! and Read or Die is to hit the Berlin International Film Festival. Special trailer edited for the film festival (with English sub) came out on the movie's website.
Read on for details and pics.
"Welcome to the Space Show" 2010 ROADSHOW
From left to right: Kiyoshi Sato(Grade 6), Amane Suzuki(Grade 2), Natsuki Koyama(Grade 5), Noriko Nishimura(Grade 4) and Koji Harada(Grade 3).
There are only five children in the elementary school in rural Murakawa village, including the new kid Natsuki.
The five gathered at school for summer camp.
And somehow end up in space.
Sightseeing in space, every kid's dream come true
Natsuki and co rescued a dog who happened to be an alien. They were invited to his home Planet One, 21 million light years from Earth.
The kids are introduced to unique aliens.
But they're the aliens here.
Everything seemed fantastic...until something goes amiss.
Now they can't go back to Earth.
"Ladies and Aliens! Welcome to the Space Show!"
By the way, director Koji Masunari's previous works will come out as Blu-ray box set, Read or Die on April 7 and Kamichu! on June 2.
Director: Koji Masunari
Screenplay: Hideyuki Kurata
Character Design, Animation Director: Masashi Ishihama
Screen Image Design: Shiho Takeuchi
Mechanic Design: Koji Watanabe
Production Design: okama, Noriyuki jinguji, Shiho Takeuchi, Koji Watanabe
Sub-character Design: Koji Yabuno, Makoto Morisaki
Episode Direction: Hiroyuki Hata
Colour Composition: Ritsuko Utagawa
Director of Background Art: Kazuo Ogura
CG Director: Shinji Nasu
Director of Photography: Takaharu Ozaki
Editing: Masahiro Goto
Composer: Yoshihiro Ike
Sound Director: Hiromi Kikuta
Recording Mixer: Yasushi Nagura
Sound Effect: Hiromune Kurahashi
Original Story: Besame Mucho
Animation Production: A-1 Pictures
Production: "Welcome to the Space Show" Production Committee
Distributed by: Aniplex
Natsuki Koyama: Tomoyo Kurosawa
Amane Suzuki: Honoka Ikezuki
Kiyoshi Sato: Shotaro Uzawa
Noriko Nishimura: Tamaki Matsumoto
Koji Harada: Takuto Yoshinaga
Pochi Rickman: Keiji Fujiwara
©A-1 Pictures/ "Welcome to the Space Show" Production Committee
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