The “Tudum: A Netflix Global Fan Event” live stream on Saturday revealed that Studio Colorido (A Whisker Away, Penguin Highway) is producing a new anime series titled Ame o Tsugeru Hyōryū Danchi (Drifting Home) . The anime will air on Netflix in 2022 worldwide, and will also screen in theaters in Japan. The anime will be Studio Colorido’s third feature-length film.
Hiroyasu Ishida (Penguin Highway, Fumiko’s Confession) is directing the anime, and he is also writing the script alongside Hayashi Mori (Cells at Work! Code Black, Layton Mystery Tanteisha: Katori no Nazotoki File) and Minaka Sakamoto (Babylon). Akihiro Nagae (Fastening Days) is designing the characters, and Fumi Katō (Penguin Highway animation director) is the assistant character designer. Umitarō Abe (Penguin Highway) is composing the music. Twin Engine is in charge of the planning.
The “summer fantasy adventure” anime revolves around Kōsuke and his childhood friend Natsume. The two are only in sixth grade, and are entering an awkward phase in their friendship and are starting to avoid each other. One day during summer vacation, they visit an apartment building that is about to be demolished, where the two of them used to live. Suddenly, Kōsuke, Natsume and their friends are caught up in a strange phenomenon, and the whole building is surrounded by the ocean. The group of friends must try to find their way home from the drifting building.