Boy Obsessed With Imminent Comet Impact Meets Alien In Fall Movie
Pictures of Avex announced on Friday that it is producing an animated film adaptation of Tetsuya Imaiit’s Dawn (Bokura no Yoake) manga that will be released in Japan this fall. Pictures of Avex releases a trailer for the film which features the opening lines of Gustav Holstfamous classic piece “Jupiter, Bringer of Jollity”.
Imai also drew the illustration below to celebrate the movie’s announcement.
The story of the “juvenile science fiction” manga is set in the near future of 2049, where humanity has been aware for several years that the Earth will have an inevitable collision with a large-scale comet. The manga story focuses on Yūma, a boy obsessed with space, robots, and impending collision. He has an encounter with an alien being, which he discovers is connected to the incoming comet.
Imai spear the manga in Kodanshait’s Afternoon January 2011 review. Kodansha released two compiled book volumes for the manga.
Imai launched the Alice and Zouroku manga in the December 2012 issue of Tokuma Shotenit’s Ryū Monthly Comic magazines, and Tokuma Shoten released the manga’s ninth compiled book volume in December 2019. Seven Seas Entertainment publishes the manga in English and published the ninth volume in October 2020. The manga won the New Face Award at the 17th Japan Media Arts Festival Awards in 2013.
the Alice and Zouroku manga inspired a television anime adaptation which premiered in April 2017. Crunchyroll streamed the anime as it aired, and Funimation broadcast an English double for the anime. Funimation released the anime on Blu-ray Disc and DVD in July 2018.