The Orbital Children Sci-Fi Anime Receives New Trailer and Visual

Image source: The Orbital Children website

Upcoming sci-fi anime The Orbital Children (Shoujo Chikyuugai Shounen) has received a new trailer ahead of its January release. The trailer provides a preview of the show’s kids-stranded-in-space premise as well as the theme song “Oarana” by Harusaruhi.

A main visual and cast details were also released. The cast includes Natsumi Fujiwara as Touya Sagami, Azumi Waki as Konoha B Natsume, Kensho Ono as Taiyou Tsukuba, Chinatsu Akasaki as Miina Misasa, Yumiko Kobayashi as Hiroshi Tanegashima, and Mariya Ise as Houston Nasa.

The six-episode anime will premiere on Netflix on January 28. In Japan, The Orbital Children will also receive a two-part theatrical release — the first part will premiere on January 27 while the second part will premiere on February 11.

Netflix describes the anime as:

In 2045, two children born on the moon and three kids from Earth try to survive after an accident on their space station leaves them stranded.

Image source: The Orbital Children website

The Orbital Children is directed and written by Mitsuo Iso, who helmed 2007’s AR-themed Dennou Coil series. As with Dennou Coil, The Orbital Children 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.

Sources: Netflix Anime YouTube channel, The Orbital Children website

Melvyn originally wanted to write about video games, and he did so for a few years, starting from his college days. He still writes about video games sometimes, but now focuses on anime-related news content and the occasional review. Some of his free time is spent self-learning Japanese, both out of interest in the language and because English-translated light novels and manga are expensive. Every anime season, Melvyn looks forward to discovering new standout episodes and OP/ED animation sequences, as well as learning about the storyboard artists and directors behind them.
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