As scheduled, Toei Animation’s official YouTube channel has posted a five-minute full clip of its new IP research and development team PEROs’ (Prototyping and Experimental Research in Oizumi Studio) experimental video “URVAN.” In addition to the worldwide streaming on YouTube, the clip was also aired on TV Sasebo in Nagasaki Prefecture.
It is a collaboration project with Hitoshi Oba Laboratory at Nagasaki International University’s Faculty of Human and Social Studies, Department of International Tourism. The visuals inspired by the real landscape of Sasebo-city, Nagasaki Prefecture, depicts a mystical and nostalgic cyberpunk world based on the motif of Obon, the festival of welcoming and sending off spirits.
The anime is planned and directed by Atsutoshi Umezawa, who joined Toei Animation in 1981 and has 40 years of experience, including the producer of the PreCure series. The music is provided by Yasuharu Takanashi, known for his soundtrack works for the PreCure series (Fresh PreCure! to Smile PreCure!) and Zombie Land Saga.
— 東映アニメーション公式 (@toeianime_info) February 12, 2021
Background arts inspired by the real locations in the city:
Source: Toei Animation official YouTube channel, Toei Animation press release
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