The Cinema Today website began streaming the second trailer for Keita Kurosaka’s independent anime film Midori-ko on Wednesday. The official website for the film also posted the trailer last month. The 55-minute film will open in Tokyo on September 24 after premiering in various international film festivals last year and this year.
In anticipation of the coming food crisis, five scientists are working to develop a “dream food”, one that is both meat and vegetable. But, progress in the laboratory, located amidst a derelict shopping district, has hit a dead end. One day, in the wee hours of the night, a pillar of light penetrates the lab. This is the light of a special starry sky that graces the Earth only once every ten thousand years. The scientists are overjoyed at what the light’s tremendous force has produced: the dream food that is Midori-ko.
Kurosaka spend a decade drawing the pencil sketches that make up this 55-minute film by hand. His previous works include the “Agitated Scream of Maggots” music video for Dir en grey and a segment of the 2003 collaborative work Winter Days. Hiromichi Sakamoto directed the music for Midori-ko.