Phoenix Anime Will Have Different Endings for Theatrical and Streaming Versions

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The upcoming Disney+-exclusive anime Phoenix: Eden 17 will have a different ending from its theatrical counterpart Phoenix: Reminiscence of Flower, the STUDIO4℃ Twitter account has revealed. 

The revelation that there would be different endings for the streaming and theatrical versions of Phoenix was accompanied by the announcement of their respective Japanese release dates: November 3 for Reminiscence of Flower and September 13 for Eden 17. A trailer and visual for the former, as well as the first wave of cast details, were also released.

Rie Miyazawa is providing the voice for lead character Romy. Other announced cast members include Yousuke Kubozuka as George, Honoka Yoshida as Com, and Issey Ogata as Zadaban.

Phoenix: Eden 17 and Phoenix: Reminiscence of Flower are inspired by Tezuka Osamu‘s life work Phoenix, which had 11 tankoubon volumes published between 1954 and 1988. The manga series, which features different stories and time periods, has previously inspired radio dramas, a live-action film, anime movies, games, and a 2004 anime series. 

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VIZ Media describes Phoenix volume 6, which contains the Nostalgia story, as:

In the 25th century, Romy and her husband George purchase the planet Eden 17 from an unscrupulous space real estate agent. Unfortunately, their dream planet turns out to be an arid wasteland. During their desperate search for water, George is killed, leaving Romy and her unborn child to survive on their own. How far will Romy go to build a civilization on Eden 17?!

Shoujirou Nishimi (Mutafukaz co-director, Batman: Gotham Knight Have I Got a Story for You”) is directing the anime with Tatsuzou Nishita (Summer Wars action animation director) as character designer and chief animation director, Shinji Kimura (Fortune Favors Lady Nikuko) as art director, and Takatsugu Muramatsu (Fortune Favors Lady Nikuko) as music composer.

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Sources: @STUDIO4C, @hinotori_eden

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