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Mitsuo Iso’s The Orbital Children Coming to Netflix, Releases Trailer

The Netflix Festival Japan 2021 event has the streaming service talking a lot about anime and upcoming anime projects. This includes writer/director Mitsuo Iso’s original anime two-parter movie Chikyūgai Shonen Shojo (translated as Extra-Terrestrial Boys & Girls). Over in Japan, the anime will be released in theaters. Netflix, though, plans to turn the two-part movie into a six-episode series. It’s also changing the name to The Orbital Children. A subtitled trailer has been released.

Netflix will begin to stream the anime on January 28, the same day the first part of the movie comes out in Japan. (The second part hits theaters on February 11 in Japan.)

Netflix gave this description of the anime:

“The story begins in the year 2045, when AI has advanced and anyone can travel into space. Children born on the moon and children from Earth who are on a trip to space meet at the Japanese-built space station, ‘Anshin.’ But their future is decided by the Seven Poem. This new six-episode series, a youthful, futuristic anime reminiscent of ‘Coil – A Circle of Children,’ will start streaming worldwide from Friday, January 28, 2022!”

Iso’s last original anime was Coil – A Circle of Children, AKA Dennou Coil, which came out in 2007. He first teased fans about his new anime at Anime Central three years ago. Some other members of the crew have also been revealed. Character design is being done by Kenichi Yoshida, who previously worked on Eureka Seven and Gundam: Reconguista in G. The main animator is Toshiyuki Inoue. Art direction goes to Yusuke Ikeda, sound direction goes to Youji Shimizu, while Miho Tanaka is working on color design and Rei Ishizuka is composing the music.

It’s being made at the brand-new studio Production +h., and you can thank Avex Pictures and ASMIK Ace for funding the project.

Are you interested in checking this out?

Source: ANN


Danica Davidson is the author of the bestselling Manga Art for Beginners with artist Melanie Westin, and its sequel, Manga Art for Intermediates, with professional Japanese mangaka Rena Saiya. Check out her other comics and books at www.danicadavidson.com.