The official website for Chikyūgai Shōnen Shōjo (Extra-Terrestrial Boys & Girls), director and writer Mitsuo Iso‘s first new original anime since 2007’s Dennō Coil, began streaming the project’s teaser trailer on Wednesday. The video reveals that the anime will screen in theaters, and will screen in two parts. The first part will open on January 28, and the second part will open on February 11. Each part will screen for two weeks only in theaters. The theatrical project will also have a simultaneous release on Blu-ray Disc and DVD.
Iso had announced the anime at the Anime Central convention in 2018. Iso is credited for the original work, and is also directing and scripting the anime. Kenichi Yoshida (Eureka Seven, Gundam: Reconguista in G, Overman King Gainer) is drawing the character designs. Toshiyuki Inoue is the main animator on the project. Other staff members include art director Yusuke Ikeda, color designer Miho Tanaka, composer Rei Ishizuka, and sound director Youji Shimizu.
The studio Production +h. was established specifically to make this anime, and Avex Pictures and ASMIK Ace are contributing funding.
The anime is set in 2045, where the Internet and AI are commonplace even in space, and centers on a group of children stranded in space after a large-scale accident occurs in a space station. By using narrowband, social networking, and a drone that they can manipulate through smartphones and low-intelligence AI, they overcome many crises.