Last year, it was announced that JETRO (Japan External Trade Organization) would be working with anime studios to develop films and Kickstarter projects. Now Studio 4°C has revealed its JETRO collaboration. It’s a film called Future Kid Takara, and it’s centered around the theme of climate change.
The story goes like this: a girl from the present travels to the year 2100 to team up with Takara, a boy in a dystopian future, to save the planet.
The crew looks like this:
Director: Yuta Sano (Berserk: The Golden Age Arc – Memorial Edition)
Character, world design: Shinji Kimura
Producer: Eiko Tanaka
There’s also a Kickstarter project tied into Future Kid Takara. The project aims to create a pilot video that will help lure bigger investors.
Future Kid Takara is planned to be released in 2025, and in keeping with the theme, Studio 4°C will work to reduce emissions created by work on the film. Here’s how the studio describes it:
Future Kid Takara will be an action-packed, family-oriented film set in a dystopian future. The adventure story will feature a girl named Sara who is time warped into the year 2100, where she and the protagonist Takara try to navigate a world ravaged by the effects of global warming. (Title and story subject to change)
By the way, the four other JETRO anime projects are: