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Visual Art's Announces 'Planetarian' Anime Adaptation

by arsonal
Apr 1, 2016 8:38 AM | 61 Comments
Visual novel publishing company Visual Art's has opened an official website for an anime adaptation of Planetarian: Chiisana Hoshi no Yume, a "kinetic novel" originally published by its Key label in 2004.

David Production is producing the Planetarian anime for release later in 2016. A promotional video was released on Friday as part of April Fools' Day celebrations by Visual Art's. The video features narration by Daisuke Ono, who voices the protagonist in the visual novel.

Further information on the anime adaptation will be announced at an event in Akihabara Radio Kaikan, which will also be streamed on a Niconico Live, on April 15. Sekai Project released an English translation of the Planetarian visual novel in 2014. It is also available on the Steam digital distribution platform.

Synopsis
It is thirty years after the failure of the Space Colonization Program. Humanity is nearly extinct. A perpetual and deadly Rain falls on the Earth. Men known as "Junkers" plunder goods and artifacts from the ruins of civilization. One such Junker sneaks alone into the most dangerous of all ruins—a "Sarcophagus City." In the center of this dead city, he discovers a pre-War planetarium. And as he enters he is greeted by Hoshino Yumemi, a companion robot. Without a single shred of doubt, she assumes he is the first customer she's had in 30 years. She attempts to show him the stars at once, but the planetarium projector is broken. Unable to make heads or tails of her conversation, he ends up agreeing to try and repair the projector... (Source: Steam)

PV


Official site: http://www.planetarian-project.com/

Source: Hachima Kikou

Planetarian: Chiisana Hoshi no Yume on MAL

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Planetarian isn't a masterpiece by any means, but it's a pretty nice short story and definitely a good material for 2-3 hours movie for people to chill and spend the night with some feels. (Possibly followed by a real visit to planetarium or a hill to see starry skies, that sounds like a plan)

Will watch.

Apr 3, 2016 12:52 PM by zeroyuki92

Kitsu-nee said:

Ohh, right, totally forgot it was already announced! I didn't even know the name, only that it's the studio which animated JoJo series, but it has completely escaped my memory. Thanks!

In that case I expect stunning visuals and animation (ʘ‿ʘ)


Yup they did the JoJo series and I think they definitely will be able to bring great visuals and animation~

Apr 3, 2016 10:27 AM by LeFlower-kun

LeFlower-kun said:
Kitsu-nee said:

Can't wait to see which studio adapts it, this is the only Key VN which story I don't know :D


David Productions

Ohh, right, totally forgot it was already announced! I didn't even know the name, only that it's the studio which animated JoJo series, but it has completely escaped my memory. Thanks!

In that case I expect stunning visuals and animation (ʘ‿ʘ)

Apr 3, 2016 10:25 AM by Kitsu-nee

Kitsu-nee said:

Can't wait to see which studio adapts it, this is the only Key VN which story I don't know :D


David Productions

Apr 3, 2016 10:17 AM by LeFlower-kun

That was the best April 1st news, I'm guessing that nobody expected that, everyone was waiting for Rewrite PV and/or new VN info.

Can't wait to see which studio adapts it, this is the only Key VN which story I don't know :D

Apr 3, 2016 8:40 AM by Kitsu-nee

Never thought a key visual novel this old would get an anime but I'm really excited nonetheless!

Apr 3, 2016 8:35 AM by SakurasouBusters

shawnofthedeadz said:
Shocked said:
As one of the first VNs I've read, plus having an extremely bleak yet optimistic setting with lots of atmosphere, I'm quite hyped for this. Of course, it's April Fool's and all that, and I know about Key's track record with announcements on April Fool's, so I'm not not 100% sure just yet. It just seems too good to be true, especially since it's been over a decade since the VN was first released.

It is confirmed to my knowledge. They made a follow up to the announcement April 2nd 0:04 am confirming it on twitter. The link can be found here.

My bet is that they were trying to get people to think that this was an April fools joke to get people talking about the anime and how they wanted one for the visual novel and then surprise some by announcing it actually being real.

nah, actually: KEY has reputation of announcing real thing on April 1st (aside of joke projects.)
Well, they didn't always stay true to what they said , but at least it was always serious.

And KEY fans all already wanted this turned into anime from like 12 years ago. (like any other VN company fans.)
It was a painful wait to people who already played this before the English Steam release 2 years ago.

Won't know more about the anime adaptation until the live event at 15th, though.

Apr 2, 2016 10:17 AM by Revvie-chan

Shocked said:
As one of the first VNs I've read, plus having an extremely bleak yet optimistic setting with lots of atmosphere, I'm quite hyped for this. Of course, it's April Fool's and all that, and I know about Key's track record with announcements on April Fool's, so I'm not not 100% sure just yet. It just seems too good to be true, especially since it's been over a decade since the VN was first released.

It is confirmed to my knowledge. They made a follow up to the announcement April 2nd 0:04 am confirming it on twitter. The link can be found here.

My bet is that they were trying to get people to think that this was an April fools joke to get people talking about the anime and how they wanted one for the visual novel and then surprise some by announcing it actually being real.

Planetarian wasn't my first visual novel but it is certainly one of my favourites. The story while a bit predictable, is very moving and touching. I can't wait to see this in anime form.

Apr 2, 2016 8:41 AM by shawnofthedeadz

This sounds extremely interesting, and it happens rarely that I say that about a VN, so I really hope this isn't a joke. It sure as hell would be a cruel one...

Apr 2, 2016 4:24 AM by Rachmaninow

As one of the first VNs I've read, plus having an extremely bleak yet optimistic setting with lots of atmosphere, I'm quite hyped for this. Of course, it's April Fool's and all that, and I know about Key's track record with announcements on April Fool's, so I'm not not 100% sure just yet. It just seems too good to be true, especially since it's been over a decade since the VN was first released.

Apr 2, 2016 12:49 AM by Shocked

I was never a big fan of the VN (I skipped a bit of it to see the end) but this might be nice as a movie, I will be able to see that little part I skipped. The ending was pretty nice too so I have some hope for this.

Apr 1, 2016 4:04 PM by Thai777

DP's an awesome studio, and Key makes good VN, I guess I'm hyped :D
Need to play the VN though

Apr 1, 2016 2:49 PM by GoldenDevilGamer

They should stick to adapting Key Visual Novels and not original series

Apr 1, 2016 2:19 PM by ZachM

As a fan of Key, I'm always excited for what they'll do :)

Apr 1, 2016 1:51 PM by CG-Silver

Hmm... Well, a normal TV anime of 12 eps is about 4,4 hours together (without OP/ED calculated - 22 min.*12= 264/60 min.), and the original (VN) is really just few hours long... Hmm, well if they some fillers adding, then this can quiet as TV anime go - otherwise it's more likely a movie format.


But let's see, what in the upcoming weeks still of news give out will...^_^

Apr 1, 2016 1:49 PM by Tenryuu1

Frezlaj said:
Too soon to say if it's real or not.

April First ended in japan hours ago.

Apr 1, 2016 12:43 PM by Fai

Too soon to say if it's real or not.

Apr 1, 2016 12:39 PM by Frezlaj

I can't wait. This is one of my most favourite visual novels! I hope they do a good job with this anime adaptation.

Apr 1, 2016 11:35 AM by hamoun

Fai said:
Okay. Just saw who made the VN. No longer interested lol

I guess I helped saving your time there.

Fai said:
That explains why I never heard of them.

David Production is a pretty dank animation studio. Some of the drawings and animation in JoJo series have been pretty over the top.

Apr 1, 2016 10:48 AM by shanimebib

looks like every1 wants a piece of key works xDD David Production I'll trust u

Apr 1, 2016 10:43 AM by Kuroneko1415

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