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

After several years of writing for video game sites in his home country, Melvyn currently dedicates his focus to writing news articles and the occasional review for Anime Trending. He spends a chunk of his free time self-learning Japanese through manga, light novels, and the internet.
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