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'Planetarian' Anime Project Details Announced

by Sakana-san
Apr 15, 2016 5:14 AM | 61 Comments
A press conference for the Planetarian Anime Project was held tonight on April 15 via Nico Live. The holders stated that the previously announced Planetarian: Chiisana Hoshi no Yume will be streamed on Nico Nico Douga starting July 7 with total of five episodes. In addition, a movie titled Planetarian: Hoshi no Hito (pictured) is set to premiere on September 3. The movie adapts "side story" of the Planetarian series. Many details of the projects were also released, listed below.

Cast
Yumemi Hoshino: Keiko Suzuki (Little Busters!)
Kuzuya: Daisuke Ono (Dimension W)

Yasumichi Kushida (Gintama)
Satoshi Taki (Clannad: After Story)
Rina Satou (Kiznaiver)
Masaru Shinozuka
Sanae Fuku (Koukaku no Pandora)
Yoko Hikasa (High School DxD)
Minami Tsuda (Yuru Yuri)
Shizuka Ishigami (Rakudai Kishi no Cavalry)
Yuuki Kuwahara (Ore ga Ojousama Gakkou ni "Shomin Sample" Toshite Gets♥Sareta Ken)
Akiko Takeguchi (Black Lagoon)
Tamio Ooki (Berserk)

Staff
Director: Naokatsu Tsuda (JoJo no Kimyou na Bouken: Diamond wa Kudakenai)
Script: Shogo Yasukawa (JoJo no Kimyou na Bouken: Stardust Crusaders 2nd Season), Naokatsu Tsuda
Series Director: Katsuichi Nakayama (Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo), Junsuke Machidani (JoJo no Kimyou na Bouken: Stardust Crusaders 2nd Season)
Original Work Cooperation: Key / Visual Arts
Original Character Design: E-ji Komatsu (Golden Time)
Character Design: Hitomi Takechi
Mechanic Design: Kanetake Ebikawa (Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans)
Prop Design: Shinya Uchida
Art Setting: Hiroshi Izumi
Color Setting: Hiroko Satou (Cardcaptor Sakura Movie 2: The Sealed Card)
Art Director: Yuusuke Takeda (Dimension W), Yuuko Sugiyama
3D Director: Youji Nakazawa
Film Director: Arimasa Watanabe
Editing: Kiyoshi Hirose (Sekkou Boys)
Sound Director: Takayuki Yamaguchi (Terra Formars), Naokatsu Tsuda
Sound Effect: Yasumasa Koyama (Non Non Biyori)
Music: Visual Arts, Shinji Orito (Clannad), Donmaru, Tomohiro Takeshita
Studio: David Production
Production: planetarian project

ONA ED: "Twinkle Starlight" by Sayaka Sasaki
Image Song: "Worlds Pain" by Ceui
Movie Theme: "Hoshi no Fune" by Lia

PV


Source: Otakomu

Planetarian: Hoshi no Hito on MAL

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Rewrite and Planetarian for this year.

Thank you Key! Lia! :)

Jun 24, 2016 7:08 PM by ezaya

This looks sooo wicked! XD

May 16, 2016 9:37 AM by AnimeAddict117

PizzaWarrior said:
There's too much action in the PV and it scares me. VN was unhurried and atmospheric, but this PV don't seems like directors will build the narration in such a way.
nigga u got 30 fucking seconds srsly stop. its sad that ppl make assumptions from PVs which are just supposed to show animation and designs, not the fucking narrative.

May 15, 2016 6:59 PM by moodie

santk said:
well... my favorite VN will be destroyed.


Luckily you can just ignore it. Same with those Hollywood anime adaptations (poor Kusanagi). They can't ruin the source material or delete your memoires.

May 15, 2016 6:39 PM by Feniksrises

You guys have no idea how depressing this is going to be lol

Like seriously, Planetarian is the most sad/emotional thing Key has ever made, maybe even more than Refrain.

You'all gonna cry like babies, we vn readers can guarantee that.

May 14, 2016 1:48 AM by Murasa22

David Production + Key + Lia? Sign me up. ^_^

Apr 18, 2016 8:49 PM by Lord_Odous

Daisuke Ono is the perfect role for the cynical main lead. I read Planetarian ages ago, but iirc she was voiced in a much higher pitch in the VN?

Well, not sure about the decision to make a web series and a movie adapting side story, but I'll watch them.

Apr 17, 2016 7:13 AM by zeroyuki92

PizzaWarrior said:
There's too much action in the PV and it scares me. VN was unhurried and atmospheric, but this PV don't seems like directors will build the narration in such a way.

There are actions in the VN, too.

Apr 16, 2016 11:04 PM by Revvie-chan

Didn't understand anything from the PV and apparently this is based off of a visual novel? Looks interesting, I think I'll watch it when it comes out online.

Apr 16, 2016 6:46 PM by HecticLeo

There's too much action in the PV and it scares me. VN was unhurried and atmospheric, but this PV don't seems like directors will build the narration in such a way.

Apr 16, 2016 3:25 PM by PizzaWarrior

Revvie-chan said:

Play it. You'll love the story as it is, that way.
(I mean: of course this thing won't be adapted intact. The director will get his hands over it a bit, too.)

You are probably right... Especially since as far as I know it's only a few hours long. I rarely play visual novels which have few CGs for some reason, that's probably why I omitted it till now. I'll try to make some time for it in my gaming schedule :D

Apr 16, 2016 12:53 PM by Kitsu-nee

Kitsu-nee said:
And now I have dilemma - wait for anime or finally play the visual novel... Somehow despite being huge Key fangirl I never got around it o_o

Can't wait to check out new songs by Lia, Ceui and Sayaka <3

Play it. You'll love the story as it is, that way.
(I mean: of course this thing won't be adapted intact. The director will get his hands over it a bit, too.)

Apr 16, 2016 12:48 PM by Revvie-chan

And now I have dilemma - wait for anime or finally play the visual novel... Somehow despite being huge Key fangirl I never got around it o_o

Can't wait to check out new songs by Lia, Ceui and Sayaka <3

Apr 16, 2016 12:17 PM by Kitsu-nee

Well it's Key so I'm definitely going to watch it. Cast seems good.

Apr 16, 2016 7:15 AM by Luke72

Looks pretty, never heard of the VN but it sounds good and looks interesting! I wanna watch :)

Apr 16, 2016 4:18 AM by stephtastrophe

lawl is that aqua???

wait a minute, jojo director???? david production??????? WHY??
THEY DON'T NEED TO WORK ON KEY GARBAGE WTF

Apr 15, 2016 10:43 PM by zetsu_shoren

Shekish said:
Oh god no please. The VN was too beautiful for it to get butchered with an anime...

Also, the trailer spoiled 99% of the content. I just won't watch this. Planetarian and Hoshino Yumemi herself have an irreplaceable spot on my heart. Inb4 all 4chan-reddit-etc. gets to watch it, makes it viral for god-knows-why, and ends up destroying all the feels this VN gives.


Oh no, not a faithful visual novel adaptation. How horrible.

Everyone knows anime ruins everything. Even worse when it makes people know about it. Nothing worse than that.



(sarcasm)

Apr 15, 2016 9:39 PM by -Gin-chan-

Woah, PV was pretty nice. I'll give this a looksee when it starts airing.

Apr 15, 2016 4:04 PM by Protaku

Tbh I'm just happy that it got adaptation like Rewrite.
Pretty good(or bad Dx) year for Key fans.

Apr 15, 2016 3:55 PM by Kotarou_

Not a big fan of the character designs, but the production value seems decent and 5 episodes are just the right amount of time needed to adapt the story at a nice and even pace. I don't have much of an opinion on the staff, so I guess I'll be going into this a little blind although it'll be tough to butcher such a straightforward story so I have mild expectations.

Not sure about the movie though as I never looked into the drama CD, but I'll be sure to check it out. Would've ideally preferred the main story to get a movie, but this is fine too.

Apr 15, 2016 2:26 PM by Koybz