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'Chikyuugai Shounen Shoujo' Debuts in Spring 2022

by Vindstot
Oct 26, 2020 5:46 PM | 9 Comments
Avex Pictures opened an official website for the Chikyuugai Shounen Shoujo (Extraterrestrial Boys and Girls) original sci-fi anime on Tuesday, revealing a teaser visual (pictured) and early Spring 2022 debut.

Mitsuo Iso is pening and directing the title at the newly-established animation studio Production +h., featuring character designs by Kenichi Yoshida (Koukyoushihen Eureka Seven). Signal.MD was credited as the animation studio at the time of the original announcement in May 2018. This marks Iso's second directorial work since Dennou Coil 11 years ago.

Commemorating the launch of the official website, Iso posted a promotional video that he created last year using materials at the planning stage. The production is being financed by Avex Pictures and Asmik Ace, among others.

Iso created and directed Dennou Coil at Madhouse in 2007, which won an Excellence Prize at the 11th Japan Media Arts Festival and the 7th Tokyo Anime Awards in the television animation category, the 39th Seiun Award in the media division, and the 29th Japan SF Awards. Iso himself won the Individual Award for the work at the 13th Animation Kobe Awards in 2008.

In the year 2045, Internet and artificial intelligence have become widespread in outer space. Following a massive accident at a space station, a group of children are left behind. Using narrowband and SNS, low intelligence AI, and smartphone-controlled drones, they overcome numerous crises.

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9 Comments Recent Comments

Hope that after it airs more people learn about Dennou Coil. Shame that such a masterpiece is nearly forgotten nowadays.

Oct 28, 2020 4:02 AM by ukloim

Definitely something to keep our eyes on! I'm glad this project wasn't abandoned.

Also love Kenichi Yoshida's character designs, so that's definitely a big plus.

Oct 27, 2020 7:03 PM by Naruleach

Finally some news about this. Have been looking forward to it since it was announced. Space anime is always more than welcome.

Oct 27, 2020 4:55 AM by Tsarko

The teaser picture kinda gives off mekakucity actors vibes.

Oct 26, 2020 10:29 PM by Rickydory123

Iso's first directorial work - Dennou Coil, is truly a treasure. Great expectation of this project!

Oct 26, 2020 9:52 PM by Gear707

SeasideLua said:
I remember when this was annonced two years ago. I thought the project died.

It's nice that we finally got news on it again, but it's still another two years out.
I heard that Dennou Coil was in pre production 10 years before it aired so this is just how Iso does things apparently.

Oct 26, 2020 8:47 PM by ClickBaitBuster

I remember when this was annonced two years ago. I thought the project died.

It's nice that we finally got news on it again, but it's still another two years out.

Oct 26, 2020 6:51 PM by SeasideLua

Quite far away but from what the synopsis says this definitely seems interesting. Probably a show to look forward to in the future :)

Oct 26, 2020 6:40 PM by Penguinman37

Okay, I'm interested. Count me in!

Oct 26, 2020 6:32 PM by _MushiRock11_

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