Anime & Manga News

2015 Anime Movie 'D.backup' Gets New Title 'Glass no Hana to Kowasu Sekai'

by tsubasalover
Feb 6, 2015 1:33 AM | 42 Comments

New information on the previously announced 2015 anime movie D.backup has been revealed in the March 2015 issue of Animage. The new title will be Glass no Hana to Kowasu Sekai (Vitreous Flower Destroy the World), with original character designs by Kantoku and distribution by Pony Canyon. The main character is an AI software with a mission to restore the world.

The countdown to the official site's launch started at the end of January 2015 with the hint "The restoration of the world... Begins." The site's keywords are "PC, anime, destroy, world," with the description "When the countdown ends, the world will know the truth..." After the countdown ended, the phrase revealed "The Beautiful World I Found."

Official site: http://garakowa.jp/

Source: Otakomu

Previous related news: Pony Canyon Anime-ka Taishou Grand Prize Winner 'D.backup' Gets Anime Movie Adaptation for 2015

20 of 42 Comments Recent Comments

arsonal said:
The girl in the key visual really looks like Menma. >.<

My thoughts exactly....I wonder how this will turn out

Feb 22, 2015 1:45 PM by Shole

"with original character designs by Kantoku"


AM WATCHING THIS FOR SURE.

Feb 9, 2015 8:47 PM by Jiharo

It's funny how people are fooled into thinking that she is Menma. Unless Anohana takes a sudden turn, I would laugh.

Feb 9, 2015 2:07 AM by Sabersword

My gut is telling me to be skeptical, for some reason.

It's probably too early to even pre-judge, though.

Feb 7, 2015 1:03 AM by TripleSRank

Sci-fi, as thought. And probably sort of sweet, with a slice-of-lifey touch. As a movie, I'll probably watch it. Generally I'm not too into AI characters, but hey, there's nothing really to lose here.

Feb 6, 2015 7:14 PM by einonymous

Interesting, I really like the design on the website. I'll keep an eye on this.

I just hope she doesn't have to rely on some normal high school boy to help her restore the world.

Feb 6, 2015 1:50 PM by Nabris

Paulo27 said:
Kaioshin_Sama said:

Quantity over Quality and mediocre are the things that come to mind when I think of A-1 Pictures.
Given the state of anime nowadays that's not even that bad, I find A-1 to be very "safe", as in, they might ruin it or they might not get in the way, which is still better than lots of other studios which I know wouldn't even be able to stay out of the way, I understand you don't like A-1 but saying ANY other studio would be better is a rather silly thing to say.


Yeah I'd definitely agree with the "safe" moniker. They tend to mainly deal with stuff that they know is going to be popular and sell well and primarily staff up only with names that have cred with the otaku scene. Honestly about the most I can expect from them at this point is that their stuff will be popular and get peoples attention for those reasons and that at least the first couple of episodes or in the case of movies one key scene will look good enough.

I also said almost any other studio and I'd be more interested. This again is just another to add to the list of A-1 titles coming out that I'm really struggling to keep track of now. Starting to wonder how many simultaneous projects is enough for them. When their president talked about their "just do it" campaign I didn't know he meant it quite literally. "Just do it" now seems like exactly the perfect and kind of ironic way to describe what's going on with that studio. Hey a project being shopped our way, line it up and just do it before somebody else gets it cause it might become popular. What's it about? Who cares just read the synopsis and find a couple of people that are popular and available to headline it and worry about the rest later? That's kind of how I envision the extent of the discussion on how these things get green lit.

Feb 6, 2015 1:16 PM by PeacingOut

Kaioshin_Sama said:
Paulo27 said:
A-1 is like the least of the industry's problems, so many worse studios out there.

Quantity over Quality and mediocre are the things that come to mind when I think of A-1 Pictures.
Given the state of anime nowadays that's not even that bad, I find A-1 to be very "safe", as in, they might ruin it or they might not get in the way, which is still better than lots of other studios which I know wouldn't even be able to stay out of the way, I understand you don't like A-1 but saying ANY other studio would be better is a rather silly thing to say.

Feb 6, 2015 1:09 PM by Paulo27

Paulo27 said:
Kaioshin_Sama said:
Is there just nobody else interested in doing these sorts of things anymore?
A-1 is like the least of the industry's problems, so many worse studios out there.


Quantity over Quality and mediocre are the things that come to mind when I think of A-1 Pictures. I'm pretty sure the last work I actually managed to finish that they were involved in was Gin no Saji. They just seem very content to pump out popular for the sake of being popular series season after season lately that give them a very disposable quality. Its a very assembly line operation that doesn't inspire much appreciation. When arguably their best work to date is still Shin Sekai Yori and mainly because it was based on a mainstream sci-fi novel that succeeded on the strength of its source in spite of the uneven quality of it'd production and pretty obvious budget constraints I think that says a lot.

Honestly I'd probably be more interested in this project at this point if it was literally anyone other than A-1, otherwise at this point its just a matter of adding it to the long list of titles with popular names attached that I'm now starting to have a hard time keeping track of that theyre going to be churning out this year one after the other. Its just not a practice or approach I see as working out too well in anything other than sheer popularity.

Feb 6, 2015 1:04 PM by PeacingOut

Kaioshin_Sama said:
Is there just nobody else interested in doing these sorts of things anymore?
A-1 is like the least of the industry's problems, so many worse studios out there.

Feb 6, 2015 12:41 PM by Paulo27

It amazes me how polarizing A-1 is as a studio when for me my opinion on them is absolutely crystal clear by this point. Really I still find they just take on too much work that I'd like to see other studios get a chance at animating and they seem way to reliant on getting peoples attention by getting staffers who worked on popular stuff in the past and little else. The promo blurb for this anime much like Aldnoah/Zero talks more about the staff and what they've done in the past than it does to generate any sort of interest in this current project itself or inform people in any way what it's about and what to realistically expect . Again very typical for A-1 stuff and their promotional efforts though.

Honestly I stopped getting excited about hearing popular staff names thrown into a blender on a project around the time Aniplex rolled out Guilty Crown. Before that show aired I honestly thought it was going to be a big time memorable hit, but after that brutally disappointed I started to realize that these projects have a tendency to rely on popularity and hype and more or less just phone the important aspects of anime production like good story telling, interesting premises and consistency, probably because they don't need to worry about those with the end already secured by hyping people up with big names. It just almost always seems to end in a cluster fuck of disappointment that is usually popular and sells well enough but ultimately are blatantly flawed and forgettable fare. Essentially I've stopped expecting anything big out of projects that lead off with a promotion that is essentially "look at all these popular names we assembled". I mean for me at least directing wasn't even one of Shin Sekai Yori's strong suits to begin with so the director announce doesn't do much for me. That show mainly succeeded on the strength of it's source materials writing and thematics and the viewer having enough patience to see it through to the end and get the full scope of what it was trying to convey. The animation production itself and direction of scenes was wildly spotty and inconsistent as is the norm for A-1 Pictures. Nothing special really give or take a couple of episodes that were guest directed by others.

I'm mainly interested now I guess to see how they fill in the rest of the staff and how predictable it is since that seems to be what's most important to them at the end of the day as far as promotional purposes go. Do they go with the safe choices as usual and stock the cast with their own favorites like Sora Amamiya and fujoshi icons as any male characters? Do they go with a safe choice on music like Sawano, Kajiura, Iwasaki? Do they go with Komori to further the Shin Sekai Yori connection or do we get somebody entirely different....maybe public domain?

Honestly though I really just don't get why A-1 has to do absolutely everything nowadays by the feel of it. It's like they're involved in some new project literally every week at this point and have something like 7 TV series, 4 OVAs and like 2-3 movies planned for 2015 already and it's only February. Is there just nobody else interested in doing these sorts of things anymore?

Feb 6, 2015 12:24 PM by PeacingOut

Only interested in cause Shinsekai yori's director is involved.

Feb 6, 2015 12:05 PM by VanishingKira

Hope it doesn't suck

Feb 6, 2015 11:48 AM by Pizzaholic

Looks uninteresting for me

Feb 6, 2015 11:40 AM by AllenVonStein

Looks interesting, will be waiting for a trailer
The new name is much better than the old one at least

She really does look like a combination of Menma and Yui o__o

Feb 6, 2015 9:28 AM by Sacred

Another movie by A-1 this year, I'm expecting no less than perfection from this, SSY's director, Shimo Fumihiko on the script and Kantoku's designs? Has the potential for it.
And these guys sure know how to leave me excited to see what the movie will be about with just a couple sentences.

Feb 6, 2015 7:24 AM by Paulo27

Menma or Yui?? since she is an AI.....just guess.....no possiblity....

Feb 6, 2015 6:27 AM by MrBluebear

Good, cause "D.backup" doesn't sound appealing.

Feb 6, 2015 5:43 AM by Tengai

Kimi to natsu no owari

Feb 6, 2015 5:15 AM by Silent_Scream

I really love Kantoku but I'll waiting for a trailer to decide.

Feb 6, 2015 5:10 AM by -Bakemono-

Related Database Entries