Toei Animation produced a short 100-second animated video for the Kagaku Manga Survival (Science Manga Survival) study manga series. The video began streaming on Thursday.
The all-color manga and study book series launched in 2008. Asahi Shimbun has published 65 volumes for the series. The series originated in South Korea by Gomdori Co. and illustrator Hyun-Dong Han. The series follows children in various adventurous situations while weaving information about science into the story.
The above animated video stars:
- Satsumi Matsuda as Geo
- Megumi Han as Pipi
- Akira Ishida as Kei
- Hiroshi Iwasaki as Nō-hakase (Dr. Brain)
- Hiroki Touchi as Narrator
Yoko Furuya (episode director for Kirakira ☆ Precure a la Mode, Oshiri Tantei) directed the anime video at Toei Animation.
No Starch Press has released some of the series in English under the title Survive! Inside the Human Body.
Update: Mainichi Shimbun's Mantan Web website is listing that the video above is a pilot movie, though it does not specify if there is a larger anime project in the works. Source: Mainichi Shimbun's Mantan Web
Source: Comic Natalie