With an intergalactic cast of thousands, Kôji Masunari's colorfully explosive debut feature sets a new high for visual spectacle and sheer inventiveness of character design. It seems like just another lazy summer is in store for Amane and her older cousin Natsuki. Lolling about the Japanese countryside, the days are blithe and boundless. But boredom quickly vanishes when they find an injured dog in the woods and bring him back to the cabin only to discover he is not a dog at all, but Pochi, an alien botanist sent to Earth to track down a rare and powerful plant called Zughaan. Before long, Pochi has whisked the kids away to a space colony on the dark side of the moon, an interstellar melting pot with a non-stop parade of humorous alien creatures, jellyfish spaceships, and dragon trains, marking the beginning of a glorious and wondrous adventure.
Sun Mar 06 2011
Sci-Fi & Fantasy