Earlier today, Key announced that they will launch a crowdfunding campaign to produce a new Planetarian: The Reverie of a Little Planet OVA. The drive will launch on November 29, the 15th anniversary of the original visual novel’s release.
A teaser trailer and key visual, as well as the main staff were revealed. We break the details down below.
The two-minute teaser opens with a timeline of the Planetarian franchise. At the 1:25 mark, Yumemi begins to speak, as new shots of the Planetarium and Yumemi flash onscreen.
The image features Yumemi, standing against a white background as she holds a snow globe.
Jin Tamamura (Iron Vendetta, The Girl In Twilight) will direct the project at studio Okuru to Noboru, with Hitomi Takechi (Hyperdimension Neptunia, planetarian) providing character designs. Shogo Yasukawa (Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma, Terraformars) is in charge of series composition and writing the screenplay.
Other confirmed crew members include:
- General Director: Hitomi Takechi
- Prop Design: Ema Kazutaka
- Art Director: Yukihiro Watanabe
- Art Setting: Takahiro Murata
- Color Design: Yuko Sato
- Director of Photography: Arimasa Watanabe
- 3D Director: Yoji Nagasawa
- Editor : Kiyoshi Hirose
- Sound Director: Takayuki Yamaguchi
- Sound Effects: Yasumasa Koyama
- Music Production: Key / VISUAL ARTS
- Supervisor : Naokatsu Tsuda
- Production: 15th planetarian project
Keiko Suzuki will return to voice Yumemi.
Planetarian began its life as a visual novel by Key, which hit stores on November 29, 2004. The title received a global release on September 12, 2014.
The title received a light novel by Yūichi Suzumoto and illustrator Eeji Komatsu in 2006, and an OVA that was helmed by Naokatsu Tsuda in 2016. A feature film by David Production and director Naokatsu Tsuda hit theaters in September 2016.
FUNimation distributed the film in North America, which they describe as:
For thirty years, companion robot Hoshino Yumemi has patiently waited to show someone the stars. Left in an abandoned planetarium, she sits hoping for customers that will never show. That is, until a Junker—a plunderer of goods and artifacts from the ruins of civilization—stumbles upon the crumbling establishment. Will he help her repair the planetarium, or will she be alone once more?
Source: Comic Natalie