After seven years of production, the eagerly anticipated adaptation of Osamu Tezuka’s legendary story “Phoenix: Nostalgia” has been brought to life for global audiences in PHOENIX: EDEN17 – coming September 13, exclusively on Disney+.
Widely regarded as the “God of Manga” for his incredible stories, this adaptation of Osamu Tezuka’s seminal series will take viewers on an extraterrestrial adventure with Romi and her partner George as they flee earth for a new start on Eden17. While the promise of a utopia-like future beckons, reality hits hard when the pair arrive on the new planet to discover nothing more than a desolate frontier incapable of supporting human life. Trapped with few options remaining, Romi enters her malfunctioning hibernation pod only to awaken 1,300 years later in a city built by her son Cain’s descendants. Treated like a queen by Eden17’s inhabitants but desperately alone, Romi resolves to return to earth in the hope of finding solace amongst the stars.
Starring the voices of Rie Miyazawa (The Moon, The 13 Lords of the Shogun) as Romi; Yosuke Kubozuka (Sin Clock, Long Love Letter) as George; Honoka Yoshida (Dai Byoin Senkyo) as Com, and Issey Oagata (Picu, Ishiko and Haneo: You’re Suing Me?) as Zudarban, a space merchant, PHOENIX: EDEN17 is directed by director Shojiro Nishimi (Tekkonkinkreet, Mutafukaz), produced by STUDIO4?, features character design by chief animation director Tatsuzou Nishita, and is art directed by Shinji Kimura with music from popular composer Takatsugu Muramatsu.
Stream PHOENIX: EDEN17 from September 13, only on Disney+.