English Trailer For Koji Masunari's WELCOME TO THE SPACE SHOW

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English Trailer For Koji Masunari's WELCOME TO THE SPACE SHOW
Japan had a rather good year at this year's Berlin Film Festival with titles scattered throughout all programs.  Turning up in the youth-oriented section was Koji Masunari's Welcome To The Space Show, a family friendly sci-fi adventure that reunited Masunari with his Read Or Die creative team.  Here's how the festival described it:

A tiny mountain village in a remote woodland region. Five primary school kids have come together in this idyllic spot in order to spend their summer holidays at a camp. At first the children enjoy carefree days amidst unspoiled nature far away from adult supervision. But their life changes dramatically when they come across what they believe to be a small dog, badly in need of help. The creature - known as Pochi - turns out not to be a dog at all but an alien on an important mission. It seems there is a mysterious substance on earth that is coveted throughout the universe. Pochi had almost found it but was so badly injured during a fight that he had to give up his search. Thanks to the children's help, the alien survives - and decides to reward them generously. "Where would you most like to travel?" is the question Pochi puts to his rescuers. Their answer is prompt, if vague: "As far as possible!" Pochi suggests they try the moon first of all, and so, the alien whisks away the kids to the satellite next door. This marks the beginning of an absolutely amazing adventure. During the course of their travels they discover that the substance coveted throughout the universe is in fact also integral to Japanese cuisine - and it just so happens that one of the kids has some of this mysterious substance in his pocket.
An English-friendly trailer for the film has just been added to the official site and it's looking very good. Take a look below.

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Kôji MasunariMasaaki YuasaHideyuki KurataTomonori OchikoshiStephanie ShehTomoyo KurosawaHonoka IkezukiTakuto YoshinagaTamaki MatsumotoAnimationAdventureFamily

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steiner from marsFebruary 21, 2010 2:55 PM

Despite not being very fond of the character´s designs (but the dog) it looks awesome.

PelleFebruary 22, 2010 1:44 PM

That looks very promising.

plissken2013February 22, 2010 2:46 PM

Same as above, don't like (but don't hate too) the chara design, but the rest looks stunning!

BlakberiMarch 5, 2010 12:28 PM

Perfect for me and my 3 year old son. We have already exhausted the suitable Ghibli films, so this will be great

KaiAugust 5, 2010 3:54 PM

Just saw this about 3 days ago at OTAKON.
Is a very beautiful film and i love the story.
I thank that both children and adults will like it.
also got a chance to meet the Director and Character Designer.
Very nice guys!