Kadokawa has set the plans for the release of Planetarian, which is getting streaming in five parts this summer and now expanded on that with a look at the finalized packaging for it. The work will be coming out on Blu-ray only on September 28th, 2016 priced at 4,800 yen in Japan. The release will come with extras to be determined while first-press materials include event ticket material for local audiences.
Funimation has picked up the domestic rights for the work.
A theatrical film will arrive on September 3rd, 2016 that adapts a side story from the original material. The project was directed by Naokatsu Tsuda with Katsuichi Nakayama serving as the series director. They worked from the script by Shogo Yasukawa and character designs by Hitomi Takechi going off the original work by E-Ji Komatsu from the visual novel.
The cast includes Keiko Suzuki as Yumemi Hoshino, Daisuke Ono as Kuzuya, Yasumichi Kushida, Satoshi Taki, Rina Satou, Masaru Shinozuka, Sanae Fuku, Yoko Hikasa, Minami Tsuda, Shizuka Ishigami, Yuuki Kuwahara, Akiko Takeguchi and Tamio Ooki.
The original visual novel came out back in 2004, which saw translation through Sekai Project back in 2014.
Plot concept: It is thirty years after the failure of the Space Colonization Program. Humanity is nearly extinct. A perpetual and deadly Rain falls on the Earth. Men known as “Junkers” plunder goods and artifacts from the ruins of civilization. One such Junker sneaks alone into the most dangerous of all ruins—a “Sarcophagus City.” In the center of this dead city, he discovers a pre-War planetarium. And as he enters he is greeted by Hoshino Yumemi, a companion robot. Without a single shred of doubt, she assumes he is the first customer she’s had in 30 years. She attempts to show him the stars at once, but the planetarium projector is broken. Unable to make heads or tails of her conversation, he ends up agreeing to try and repair the projector…
[Source: Planetarian: Chiisana Hoshi no Yume]