Glass no Hana to Kowasu Sekai(GARAKOWA -Restore the World-) Introduction
Pony Canyon and A-1 Pictures Present An Original Anime Project!
Characters by Kantoku and a script by Shimo Fumihiko, combine with direction by Ishihama Masashi to create a brand new animation title: Garakowa – Restore the World.
“Restore the world.” “A beautiful world found by a young girl.” “The place one must return to.” When all these ideas comes together, a shocking dramatic adventure takes place.
Garakowa – Restore the World is an animation concept developed from D.backup, an original idea created by up-and-coming creative unit Physics Point. D.backup won the Pony Canyon “Animeka Taisho” grand prize, and was successfully developed into a feature-length animation.
Hitmakers Shimo Fumihiko (screenplay; previously of AIR and CLANNAD) and Kantoku (character concept; previously of The Hentai Prince and the Stony Cat) have created a new world, brought to life by director Ishihama Masashi, who has gained national and international fame through his work on the opening titles of Attack On Titan and Psycho-Pass 2.
This large-scale film collaboration between anime powerhouses A-1 Pictures (Sword Art Online, The Idolm@ster Movie – Toward the Light!) and Pony Canyon hit the screen on January 9th 2016.
What is the Animeka Taisho?
A public contest with no specific qualification requirements or genre restrictions, in which original works worthy of being animated are judged and selected. Entries can be in any medium, including manga, novels, illustrations, and music. The winning project is adapted by Pony Canyon into an animated film.
Original Concept: Physics Point D.backup (winner of the Animeka Taishou Grand Prize)
Director: Ishihama Masashi
Script: Shimo Fumihiko
Character Concept: Kantoku
Character Design: Segawa Shinya
Main Animator: Kawamura Toshie
World Concept Design: Munashichi
Screen Setting: Takeuchi Shiho
Color Design: Nakao Satoko (Wish)
Art Director: Yoshihara Shunichiro (Bihou)
Filming Director: Takahashi Kenji (Asahi Production)
Sound Director: Motoyama Satoshi
Sound Production: DAX Production
Music: Yokoyama Masaru
Music Production: Pony Canyon
Produced by A-1 Pictures
“The Box of Wisdom” is a space devoid of gravity, where brilliant rays of colored light hover. Here are stored records and memories from all times and all places in human history.
This is where Dual and Dorothy spend their days, battling the viruses that attempt to infiltrate the various worlds within the Box. Their mission, as dedicated anti-virus programs, is to eradicate tainted data.
The data is collected by another entity called Mother, an environment management program within the ViOS system. Mother continues to gather data, even after the extinction of the humans.
One day, Dual and Dorothy encounter a young girl under attack from viruses, and save her.
She calls herself Remo, but appears to have lost all her memories.
Dual and Dorothy must traverse the Box of Wisdom to seek out Remo’s true identity.
What is Mother’s true purpose? What is creating all the viruses? And who is this strange young girl?
The girls will find shocking revelations at the horizons of their journey.
Initial Public Screening on January 9th 2016
Remo/CV: Hanamori Yumiri
“I’ve got to return… to the flower garden.”
A lost child with no memories, rescued from a virus attack by Dual and Dorothy. She herself knows not what she is; only that her name is Remo, and that she must return to the “flower garden.” The story begins with her.
Dual/CV: Taneda Risa
“This is not a dream. The world you’ve been seeing until now, that was the dream.”
A girl of few words, Dual battles violent enemies who would attack the Box of Wisdom. When she meets a young girl under attack, she rescues her, and begins to work to discover her true identity. This encounter sets the gears of fate in motion.
Dorothy/CV: Sakura Ayane
“We won’t cry. We have no need for such a thing.”
Dorothy battles the enemies of the Box of Wisdom along with Dual. She is the talkative contrast to Dual’s silent personality. Dorothy sees Dual as a rival, but they are quite evenly matched. The two of them meet a young girl who has lost her memories. That encounter is to lead them to an encounter with deep, unknown truths.
Sumire/CV: Kayano Ai
“My childhood dream is to tour the world and play the piano for people!”
Following her childhood dream of becoming a pianist, she enters a piano competition and wins the grand prize: A study-abroad session in London! Her innocent desires stir in her heart.
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