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Studio White Fox Creates Anime Short Film for Japanese Space Agency JAXA

by symbv
Oct 17, 2013 11:11 PM | 38 Comments
A website created by JAXA (Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency) was made to provide more information on a new satellite that will be launched into space later this year. The first post on the site is an anime short film created by studio White Fox. The purpose of the film is to raise awareness and explain the mission of the GPM/DPR satellite.

The satellite is a joint project between JAXA and America's NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) and is planned to be launched from the Space Center at Tanegashima using a Japanese HII-A rocket. "GPM/DPR" stands for "Global Precipitation Measurement/Dual-frequency Precipitation Radar." The device will scan the entire Earth every 3 hours generating global precipitation maps.

GPM/DPR anime video (YouTube)

GPM/DPR website: http://www.satnavi.jaxa.jp/gpmdpr_special/index.html

Source: IT Media

DPR Special Movie on MAL

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First thing in my mind, Space Brothers.

Oct 21, 2013 6:49 AM by Zapredon

Adramelech said:
"a new tech that would chang the world"

okay.

Eh,you saw that too.

Oct 20, 2013 5:05 PM by TsukikageRan

"a new tech that would chang the world"

okay.

Oct 20, 2013 2:57 PM by Adramelech

DarknessOfEmo said:
Hiryu12 said:
Is it gonna be in MAL's database?


Hope it will be on there.
arsonal said:
NASA and JAXA previously held an anime character challenge for GPM. The winning entries are here.

Hiryu12 said:
Is it gonna be in MAL's database?

Yes, it will. Give us time to create the entry.

Oct 20, 2013 2:54 PM by IntroverTurtle

Hiryu12 said:
Is it gonna be in MAL's database?


Hope it will be on there.

Oct 20, 2013 2:47 PM by LegendGoldDark

zenith_kim94 said:
mootjuh said:
I thought JAXA only existed in Robotics;Notes...

Watch Uchuu Kyoudai. It's still going on and it's a brilliant work made from the collaborated effort of NASA and JAXA.


There are tones of forced drama and stereotypes(they pictured russians as like in some cliché american movie) and the pace is too slow.

Oct 20, 2013 2:45 PM by Nachtwandler_21

-MgZ_ said:
I don't get the hate on White Fox.
I don't get in what alternate universe have you seen this hate. There's just one person in this thread.

Oct 20, 2013 4:43 AM by Progeusz

mootjuh said:
I thought JAXA only existed in Robotics;Notes...

Watch Uchuu Kyoudai. It's still going on and it's a brilliant work made from the collaborated effort of NASA and JAXA.

Oct 20, 2013 4:19 AM by zenith_kim94

I thought JAXA only existed in Robotics;Notes...

Oct 19, 2013 10:09 AM by mootjuh

Space shipping.

Oct 19, 2013 9:42 AM by neontaster

Rinji- said:
So.. What does this GPM/DPR satellite do?
Seems like it can cancel out a storm based on the short animation... but I doubt that it really does that.
Perhaps you missed the sentence right after the GPM/DPR line in my post, when I wrote: " The device will scan the entire Earth every 3 hours generating global precipitation maps". So in the anime the girl is seen to use the satellite's data to predict (correctly) that it will be sunny on the wedding day even though it was stormy earlier.

Oct 19, 2013 8:58 AM by symbv

I don't get the hate on White Fox. They made the best shows these past years. Steins Gate, Katanagatari, Jormungand, HaMao. If you are saying those are not top notch shows then you must be blind...

I agree that Steins Gate and Jormungand's animation was not even comparable to the likes of Pro I.G, KyoAni, ufotable etc. but HaMao's animation wasn't that bad. The battle scenes were pretty good and the first episode was awesome in terms of animation. I think they can do it if they put more into it.

Anyways, cool news. I would like to know more about JAXA. I definitely think White Fox is up to it.

Oct 19, 2013 3:45 AM by -MgZ_

Pretty nice short.

octal9 said:
don't forget jormungand - i'd hardly say the animation in that was low-rent - one of the best looking shows of the past couple of years.........
What.
Poor visual experience was one of the main reasons I dropped it.

Oct 19, 2013 2:34 AM by Progeusz

The satellite's purpose is great! ^^ I'm looking forward to the information-loaded anime :)

Oct 18, 2013 11:10 PM by zenith_kim94

arsonal said:
Hiryu12 said:
Is it gonna be in MAL's database?

Yes, it will. Give us time to create the entry.
So has it been added yet? I'd really like to add this to my list before I forget about it.

Oct 18, 2013 10:47 PM by Iconic

Erm. Why mentioning Jormungand here? Action scenes there were quite good but all other moments had very low animation. I'd better remind Tears to Tiara but people here just don't like it probably.

And Why White Fox for ReWrite? Because they made animated version of OP.

And I really pissed off with people complaining that KyioAni only is fitting for making Key shows. Like no other studio could make it. Yes, they did a great job with Air, Kanon and Clannad but as they are now I won't give them any more of Key titles(and they won't take any because of their current politics "we make only titles we own", bare with it at last).

Oct 18, 2013 5:58 PM by Nachtwandler_21

So.. What does this GPM/DPR satellite do?
Seems like it can cancel out a storm based on the short animation... but I doubt that it really does that.

Oct 18, 2013 10:00 AM by Rinji-

An average short. Is it on this site?

Oct 18, 2013 9:06 AM by IntroverTurtle

I thought there was already a JAXA anime. If you add Robotics Notes then 2.

Oct 18, 2013 8:49 AM by Kvakond

Looks nice.

Oct 18, 2013 8:29 AM by Jodyqt

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