Anime adaptation of Key’s masterpiece “Planetarian” announced
An anime adaptation of Key’s masterpiece, “Planetarian”, was announced on April 2nd.
“Planetarian”, introduced as a teaser for April Fool’s day project on the official site of Key, is revealed to be an actual active project. They will be revealing the details of the project on April 15th at their production presentation event.
“Planetarian: The Reverie of a Little Planet” is known to be one of the major works by Key, the visual novel studio known for several blockbusters such as “Air” and “CLANNAD”. Its dramatic works often being called “泣きゲー /Naki-gee/tear-jerking game” have gained a lot of popularity with fans.
The original game “planetarian” was released in 2004, and later ported to various platforms such as PC, PS2, PSP and so on. It is popular worldwide, having been distributed on Steam, the gaming platform, with 98% positive reviews. Many of Key’s works have been previously animated, but this will be the first time “planetarian” gets an anime adaptation.
The story is set in a post-apocalyptic world after a world war, in a ruined and abandoned town called 封印都市/derelict city. The onset of the story takes place within the planetarium in the department store in the city, where the protagonist meets a girl attendant,Yumemi Hoshino. It is a sorrowful and heart-warming miracle for the man and the gynoid who can only work for 7 days per year.
Upon this animation announcement, they have opened a teaser site, announcing “Anime adaptation to be released in 2016”. You can also watch the PV introduced on April Fool’s day. It is also announced that the animation will be produced by David Production, known for the “JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure” series.
Their production presentation event will be held on April 15th in Akihabara, Tokyo. The key staff on production and music, artists, as well as some new visuals will be revealed. Admission to the event will be free, but you will need to apply on the special event page of their website.
The homepage has a countdown clock until the event. Keep your eye on it to see what will be revealed at the event!