The full trailer for PHOENIX: EDEN17, the upcoming anime series based off of Osamu Tezuka's manga Phoenix, is now available to watch online.
Hi no Tori: Eden no Sora, the Japanese four-episode anime streaming version, will be accessible on Disney Plus beginning September 13 everywhere (except for the Chinese mainland). On November 3, the anime film that will feature an alternate conclusion to the storyline, will be released throughout Japan under the title Hi no Tori: Eden no Hana (Rhoenix Reminiscence of Flower).
Not familiar with the manga or anime? Here's a little bit about PHOENIX: EDEN17:
A rocket lands on the desolate frontier planet Eden. Romi (Rie Miyazawa) and her boyfriend George (Yosuke Kubozuka), who fled Earth for some reason, vow to make this planet their new home. However, life on the uncharted planet is harsh, and George loses his life in an accident while digging a well, leaving Romi to live a solitary life of survival with his only son, Cain, and an AI robot.
Romi decides to extend her life as long as possible for Cain's sake and enters a cold sleep. However, a mechanical malfunction causes her to sleep for 1,300 years. When Romi finally awakens, she becomes the queen of Eden 17, a huge town built by a new breed of humans. Then one day, a kind-hearted boy named Komu (Honoka Yoshida) meets the grief-stricken Queen Romi in her palace. Knowing of Romi's longing for home, Komu decides to go to Earth with her, and the two of them venture out into the vastness of space together, knowing that it is a reckless challenge. They encounter an earthbound astronaut, Makimura, a space handyman, Zdarban (Issey Ogata), and a number of unknown life forms beyond human understanding as they journey toward their home planet Earth.
The cast and crew were announced on Disney Plus' official Twitter account. Get to know the new cast and crew members below:
Voice Cast Members:
- Romi: Rie Miyazawa
- George: Yosuke Kubozuka
- Komu: Honoka Yoshida
- Zdarban: Issey Ogata
- Director: Shojiro Nishimi
- Music: Takatsugu Muramatsu
- Original Story: Osamu Tezuka's "Phoenix: Nostalgia Arc"
- Character Design / Chief Animation Director: Tatsuzo Nishida
- Screenplay: Katsunari Mano, Saki Kinohana
- Art Director: Shinji Kimura
- Direction / CGI Director: Akiko Saito
- Color Design: Yuzuko Egami
- Editing: Kengo Shigemura
- Sound Director: Koji Kasamatsu
- Producer: Eiko Tanaka
- Animation Production: STUDIO4℃
- Production: "Rhoenix Reminiscence of Flower" Production Committee
- Distributor: Happinet Phantom Studio
Along with all the exciting cast and crew reveals, you won't want to miss out on watching the newest trailer drop! Check it out now!
Will you be tuning in to the special 4 part series this month on Disney Plus? What about the anime film adaptation later this year? Let us know your thoughts on the manga-turned-anime in the comments down below!