During its Netflix Festival Japan 2021 event, Netflix revealed that it will stream Mitsuo Iso’s upcoming original anime Extra-Terrestrial Boys & Girls (Shoujo Chikyuugai Shounen) on January 28 under the title The Orbital Children. The anime will be streamed as a six-episode series. A trailer and new visual were also revealed.
The anime will also screen in two parts in Japan. The first part will premiere on January 28, and the second part will premiere on February 11. The anime’s theatrical release will also have a simultaneous release on Blu-ray Disc and DVD.
The anime is directed and written by Mitsuo Iso, who helmed 2007’s AR-themed Dennou Coil series. As with Dennou Coil, Extra-Terrestrial Boys & Girls is based on an original concept by Iso.
Other staff include Kenichi Yoshida (Eureka Seven) as character designer, Toshiyuki Inoue (Maquia: When the Promised Flower Blooms) as main animator, Yusuke Ikeda (7SEEDS) as art director, Miho Tanaka (BURN THE WITCH) as color designer, and Rei Ishizuka (Pokémon the Movie: Secrets of the Jungle co-music composer) as music composer. Production +h. is the animation production company.
Netflix describes the anime’s story as:
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!
Source: Netflix Anime Twitter account