Netflix streaming service’s Geeked Week announced on Thursday, June 9, 2022, that they will adapt novelist and screenwriter Tow Ubukata’s Moonrise into an anime. Masashi Koizuka will be in charge of directing the anime at WIT STUDIO.
Netflix also unveiled a key visual along with the announcement.
The science-fiction anime series is expected to follow two men named Jack and Al as they learn how to live life in the stars.
Wit Studio president and CEO George Wada describes the project:
“Moonrise” will portray the lives of two men, Jack and Al, as they confront various hardships in the vast world of outer space. All action and scenery in the unexplored parts of the Moon will be illustrated using an innovative type of animation unlike any seen before. My sincere wish is that this project inspires contemporary lives everywhere.
Director Koizuka commented, “This day has finally come. It’s time to tell everyone about the title ‘Moonrise’ that we have been working on and preparing with many people, and I cannot stop trembling with excitement. I am confident that I can meet the best creators in this work and make the best work! Sci-fi action entertainment animation set on the moon! Please look forward to it!”
Tow Ubukata is the pen name of a Japanese novelist and anime screenwriter. His major works include Mardock Scramble, Le Chevalier D’Eon, and Heroic Age. He also did the series composition for the Fafner in the Azure series, Ghost in the Shell: Arise, Psycho-Pass 2, and Psycho-Pass 3.
Ubukata released a free English prologue novel titled Moonrise on Amazon in December 2018. The novel was translated by Matt Treyvaud.
Source: Comic natalie