Sci-fi anime directed by Ah! My Goddess movie director,
ZEN Otaku Honbu has learned that the science-fiction anime Shangri-La will have its premiere on ANIMAX next month.
The series will premiere on September 19 (Monday), and airs Every Weeknights at 11:00pm MNL (10:00pm JKT), replacing Nodame Cantabile Finale.
Set in the futuristic mid-21st century, the international committee has decided to forcefully reduce carbon dioxide emission to mitigate the global warming crisis. A great earthquake destroys much of Japan, yet the carbon tax placed on the country is not lifted, so Tokyo is turned into the world’s largest “jungle-polis” – a city overgrown with forests – that absorbs carbon dioxide.
A tower city called Atlas houses the rich and privileged, and is the object of yearning for commoners who are not allowed to enter. However, Atlas has ancient secrets which jump start a series of events.
Festooned by colourful characters such as riotous teenage girl Kuniko Hojo, a child genius Karin Ishida, a juvenile princess Mikuni, a drag queen Miiko, and army major Kunihito Kusanagi, SHANGRI-LA plays out as an anime action saga.
A striking vision of Earth’s future from some of Japan’s foremost creative talents, SHANGRI-LA is a tale of greed and division against courage and the human spirit. Set against the backdrop of the Tokyo cityscape-turned-teeming jungle by global warming, the elites live in the comfort of the tower city, Atlas, and the less-privileged masses struggling in the squalor in the jungle – only one girl, Kuniko Hojo, and her band of guerrillas can find a way to preserve the future for everyone.
Shangri-La is an anime series is based on a Japanese science fiction light novel, written by Eiichi Ikegami and illustrated by Ken’ichi Yoshida.
The series was directed by Makoto Bessho, who also directed Ah! My Goddess: The Movie, and produced by the popular anime studio Gonzo. Also, its opening theme song was sung by the popular J-pop artist May’n.
The series was aired in Japan from April 2009 to September 2009.
SOURCE: Animax Philippines
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