The official website for the previously announced Project Anima
has revealed Mebius Dust
by Hajime Shinagawa as the winner of the kids/game anime theme on Wednesday. Studio Doga Kobo
will be in charge of the anime adaptation to be released in 2020, the format of which is still unknown.
On February 29, 2000, a group of Mebius meteorites fell down to earth. These meteorites brought new material called Mebius Dust, which dissolves in air and can cause miracles. The day the Mebius meteorites fell was dubbed 2.29, and the economic disparity in Japan increased dramatically after that day. A group of people fed up with the wealth inequality fought back with acts of terrorism. The police established a special group to fight against the the terrorists and a school to train members for that group.
Takeshi Hiramatsu from Doga Kobo commented that even though the story is dark and not typical for the kids genre, it centers around family bonds, battles using special powers, and new life after destruction. This submission matches the project goal for animation representing 2020.
The award ceremony for the third Project Anima winner will be held in the future. More information regarding the previously announced
first Project Anima winner, Sakugan Labyrinth Marker
, will be announced via AnimeJapan 2019 on March 23.
Project Anima is a collaboration project between DeNA, Nippon Cultural Broadcasting, Inc., Sotsu, and MBS. The winner for the project's first anime theme, which is a sci-fi/mecha anime by studio Satelight
, was announced last August. The second anime, which is fantasy-themed by J.C.Staff
, was announced
Source: Comic Natalie