The official website for the anime movie film adaptation of Osamu Tezuka’s Phoenix manga, Phoenix: Reminiscence of Flower (Hi no Tori: Eden no Hana) released a new trailer and key visual for the upcoming film. The is set to premiere in Japan on November 3 and will have a different ending from Phoenix: Eden17 anime. Phoenix: Eden17 debuted worldwide on Disney+ on Wednesday. The anime will have four episodes. Its Japanese title is Hi no Tori: Eden no Sora (Phoenix: Eden’s Space). The all-boys English vocal group Libera performed the ending theme song “Eien no Kizuna” (Eternal Bonds).
Phoenix: Eden17 follows Romi and her partner as they flee the damaged Earth for a fresh start on the planet Eden17. However, because life has already been extinct on the new globe, Romi finds herself scraping up an even harder existence on the planet.
Watch Phoenix: Reminiscence of Flower trailer here:
The cast includes:
The staff are:
- Director: Shōjirō Nishimi
- Script: Katsunari Mano, Saku Konohana
- Unit Director: Akiko Saito
- Music: Takatsugu Muramatsu
- Original Creator: Osamu Tezuka
- Character Design: Tatsuzou Nishida
- Art Director: Shinji Kimura
- Chief Animation Director: Tatsuzou Nishida
- Sound Director: Koji Kasamatsu
- CGI Director: Akiko Saito
- Producer: Eiko Tanaka
- Color Design: Yūko Egami
- Editing: Kengo Shigemura
- Animation Production: Studio 4°C
The “Nostalgia” arc of the original manga, which is the bais for the anime, is described as follows on the official Osamu Tezuka website:
The story line of this chapter begins with the death of George in an accident shortly after he and his lover Romi begin to live a new life by themselves on the desert Planet Eden 71. Romi was pregnant with George’s baby at that time.
Having decided to protect the planet and her child by herself, she repeatedly shuns the world to try to have descendents with George’s child. She tried many times but could only have boys. After isolating herself, she wakes up to find an affluent town named Eden.
Phoenix had let an amorphous cosmic creature named Moopie have children with the Romi’s descendents. Romi becomes the queen of Eden, but gradually begins to long for earth.
One day, an Eden boy named Com comes upon a mysterious spaceship made of rock in the prohibited deep mountains. Together with Romi, Com departs for the earth of his ancestors that he has never seen.