It’s not too often that you get an anime adaptation of a manga series two years after it ended, but here we are with Astra Lost in Space. The summer 2019 anime series was recently scheduled for its home video release by Funimation where it’s getting a Blu-ray/Digital edition. Priced at $64.95, the set will be bilingual in nature with the complete run and will include extras with an episode commentary, proms, commercials, web previews, and the clean opening and closing songs. After putting out the base cover artwork with the solicitation, Funimation has now updated to reveal the finalized cover, back cover, and an o-card cover that differs from the case itself, making the first-pressings a bit more worthwhile in hunting up earlier rather than later.
The anime adaptation had set Masaomi Ando to direct based on the scripts by Norimitsu Kaiho. Keiko Kurosawa worked on the character designs with studio Lerche handling the animation production.
The Japanese cast includes Yoshimasa Hosoya as Kanata Hoshijima, Inori Minase as Aries Spring, Shunsuke Takeuchi as Zack Walker, Tomoyo Kurosawa as Quitterie Raffaëlli, Hina Kino as Funicia Raffaëlli, Risae Matsuda as Luca Esposito, Kouki Uchiyama as Ulgar Zweig, Saori Hayami as Yun-Hua Lu, and Nobunaga Shimazaki as Charce Lacroix.
nonoc handled the opening theme song “Star*Frost* while the ending theme song “Glow at the Velocity of Light” was performed by Riko Azuna
Based on the work by Sket Dance creator Kenta Shinohara, the manga ran in the Shonen Jump+ app and it saw a print release in North America in English through Viz Media. It was also a bit of an experimental series as it had a voice drama that ran alongside the manga. The series began in 2016 and wrapped up in late 2017 with five volumes total.
Plot Concept: Itʼs the first day of Planet Camp, and Aries Spring couldnʼt be more excited! She, along with eight other strangers, leave for Planet McPa for a weeklong excursion. Soon after they arrive, however, a mysterious orb appears and transports them into the depths of space, where they find an empty floating spaceship…