A new original anime series has landed with Mitsuo Iso of Dennou Coil fame coming back for the Extraterrestrial Boys and Girls property. We had first learned about this project back in May 2018 with Iso writing and directing the new series with Signal MD handling the animation production for it. Kenichi Yoshida is on board to handle the character designs.
We learned in October 2021 that the project changed along the way to become a two-part theatrical film. The first part recently arrived with a January 28th, 2022 debut while the second will debut on February 11th, 2022. Home video releases will be coming out at the same time as well in Japan. Overseas, Netflix revealed that they will be streaming the films as The Orbital Children and as a six-episode series on January 28th, 2021 and that’s also gone live as well.
With all of that in mind, Netflix has released a four-minute clip from the show where Touya learns to work with his peers. The clip has showcases the various dubs for it and thirteen subtitle options to try out!
The Japanese cast includes:
- Natsumi Fujiwara as Tōya Sagami
- Azumi Waki as Konoha Be Nanase
- Kensho Ono as Taiyō Tsukuba
- Chinatsu Akasaki as Miina Misasa
- Yumiko Kobayashi as Hiroshi Tanegashima
- Mariya Ise as Nasa Houston
Plot Concept: The story begins in the year 2045, when AI has advanced and anyone can travel into space. Children born on the moon and children from Earth who are on a trip to space meet at the Japanese-built space station, “Anshin.” But their future is decided by the Seven Poem. This new six-episode series, a youthful, futuristic anime reminiscent of “Coil – A Circle of Children,” will start streaming worldwide from Friday, January 28, 2022!