Visual Art’s/Key have announced it will soon start crowdfunding for an OVA in the Planetarian series, Planetarian Snow Globe.
Planetarian is a series of visual novels and anime series by VisualArt’s/Key, starting with Planetarian: The Reverie of a Little Planet.
This first visual novel (or “Kinetic novel” as Key puts it, due to its lack of player choice or gameplay) is set in a post-apocalyptic world where humanity is almost wiped out. One human runs into Yumemi Hoshino, a female robot that acts as a guide for the planetarium- blissfully unaware of the world outside.
The Campfire crowdfunding campaign is set to begin November 29th (also the 15th anniversary of the original PC release for Planetarian: The Reverie of a Little Planet), and will likely be based off the prequel light novel of the same name. They are hoping to raise 30 million yen ($276,000 est.) to produce a 25 minute OVA.
Confirmed staff include director Jin Tamamura (The Girl in Twilight, Iron Vendetta) with studio Okuru to Noboru (The Helpful Fox Senko-san, WATATEN!: an Angel Flew Down to Me), series composition and script writer Shogo Yasukawa (JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure, Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma), character designer Hitomi Takechi (Hyperdimension Neptunia). Visual Art’s/Key will be handling background music and music production themselves.
Other staff members include:
- Prop Design: Kazutaka Ema
- Art Director: Yukihiro Watanabe
- Art Setting: Takahiro Murata
- Color Design: Yuko Sato
- Director of Photography: Naotaka Watanabe
- 3D Director: Yoji Nagasawa
- Editing: Kiyoshi Hirose
- Sound Director: Takayuki Yamaguchi
- Sound Effects: Yasumasa Koyama
- Supervisor: Naokatsu Tsuda
We will keep you posted as we learn more.