Back in November 2022, Disney+ announced a new project that will get distribution worldwide in 2023 with the STUDIO4℃ work Phoenix: Eden 17. It’s a new interpretation of the Osamu Tezuka classic Phoenix and along the way we learned that the project has Shojiro Nishima on board to direct it with Tatsuzou Nishida handling the character designs.
We learned previously that the project that has a September 13th, 2023 debut in Japan. With it being on Disney+ in most places around the world, was also set for Hulu in the US with the series page going live here earlier today in its original Japanese language with English subtitles!
The Japanese cast includes:
- Honoka Yoshida as Com
- Issey Ogata as Sudarban
- Rie Miyazawa as Romi
- Yosuke Kubozuka as George
- Shintarō Asanuma as Makimura
- Ryohei Kimura as Cain
Original Manga Plot Concept: The story line of this chapter begins with the death of George in an accident shortly after he and his lover Romi begin to live a new life by themselves on the desert Planet Eden 71. Romi was pregnant with George’s baby at that time.
Having decided to protect the planet and her child by herself, she repeatedly shuns the world to try to have descendents with George’s child. She tried many times but could only have boys. After isolating herself, she wakes up to find an affluent town named Eden.
Phoenix had let an amorphous cosmic creature named Moopie have children with the Romi’s descendents. Romi becomes the queen of Eden, but gradually begins to long for earth.
One day, an Eden boy named Com comes upon a mysterious spaceship made of rock in the prohibited deep mountains. Together with Romi, Com departs for the earth of his ancestors that he has never seen.
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