A new TV anime "Element Hunter" was announced to be aired from July 2009. The anime is a collaboration of the Japanese national TV channel NHK and a Korean anime production studio Heui-Won Entertainment.
Original Concept: Ito Kazunori
Director: Okumura Yoshiaki ("Antique Bakery
"), Hong Hanpyeo
Series Organizer: Arakawa Naruhisa ("Spice and Wolf
Original Character Design: Okumura Daigo ("Tales of Symphonia
Production Studio: NHK Enterprise, Heui-Won Entertainment
Synopsis: In 2029, a large scale ground sinkage occurred in Mediterranean Sea and chemical elements such as oxygen, carbon, gold, molybdenite, and cobalt suddenly disappeared from the earth's crust. Human population was decreased by 90% in sixty years. Researchers found out that the disappeared elements were drained into a planet "Nega Earth", which located in different dimensions. To save the Earth, a special team "Element Hunter" is organized. All the members are under 14 years old because young and flexible brains are required to access to "Nega Earth".
Source: Element Hunter Official Website