" Happening Star " 2012
" This 48-minute movie was made singlehandedly over two years."
Trailer (English-Language Edition Subtitles)
・Written and Directed by Chihiro Matsumoto.
・Musical composition : Makoto Shozu , Tatsuki Tsuboi.
|・Kid : Romi Park.(Fullmetal Alchemist - Edward Elric)
・Miru : Aki Toyosaki.(K-ON! - Yui)
・Pit : Ichiro Nagai.(Sazae-san - namihei,Mobile Suit Gundam - narration)
・Kuly : Haruko Momoi.
・Mogu : Takamichi Murashima.
・Lutz : Keiko Zaitsu.
・Pomo : Emi Morooka.
・Narration : Eiko Nanaumi.
・Preview Narration : Gen Inaba.
Kid, by his own account “the best pilot in the universe,” travels around space as he pleases. His spaceship has had a special upgrade: using a “power crystal,” a material unknown to the people of Earth, it can now go into warp drive.
★ DETAILS OF A WORK
This is a 3D computer graphics anime film made singlehandedly by Matsumoto, formerly employed in background design and CG parts: it took seven years in conception and two in production to create the movie Matsumoto had always dreamed of.
The story and world-building have been painstakingly thought through,
This film has also been reported on Yahoo! News, among other outlets.
★ THE FEATURE OF A WORK
|Thanks to the sharp increase in capacity of space telescopes and the development of new technologies, the news lately is full of newly discovered information about previously unknown areas of the universe.
The human race has always been fascinated by space.
In order to depict space from a realistic viewpoint, the story avoids the use of human characters and focuses on aliens.
This is entertainment for everyone from age eight to eighty.
★ A FILM DIRECTOR'S INTRODUCTION
|Received a master’s degree in 2000 in Takushoku University’s Electronics and Information Science course. Studied 3D computer graphics independently in order to make CGI/live-action hybrid movies.
When employed by a CG company, handled “Ultraman Cosmos 2” for theaters among other jobs, but left after six months to work on original movies. Studied CG while working as a programmer, leaving the latter job when mother passed away, and spent two years producing a movie singlehandedly.