This was the third special animated film produced for the 24-hour charity program. It is based on Tezuka Osamu's early masterpiece, "The Next World." The story starts when the new race of humans, the Fumoon, try to evacuate the earth after psychically detecting an approaching cloud of deadly black gas. The last scene, in which a teardrop of love saves the earth, is truly moving.
Original Story: Tezuka Osamu (based on the "Next World") Executive Producer: Tezuka Osamu Planning: Yoshikawa Akira (Nippon Television Network Corp.), Tsuzuki Tadahiko (Nippon Television Network Corp.) Story line, rendition and mechanics design: Sakaguchi Hisashi Producers: Horikoshi Toru, Matsutani Takamasa, and Komori Toru Animation Director: Nishimura Hiroshi Art Director: Miyamoto Seiji Rendition Assistant: Shimizu Yoshihiro Assistant to Settings Designers: Sato Gen Character Design: Nishimura Hiroshi Titles: Fujii Takayasu Original picture: Ito Makoto, Sakai Shunichi, Tomizawa Yuzo, Yamazaki Kazuo, Yoshida Toshiki, Kiyoyama Shigetaka, Handa Teruo, Kanayama Akihiro, Tominaga Sadayoshi, Kobayashi Junji, Miwa Takateru, Masanobu Kozo
Motion picture: Shimamura Yumiko, Konishi Yoko, Murata Akiko, Shimizu Keiko, Takanashi Mikiko, Imai Masahiko, Kanda Ikuko, Ishiguro Tatsuya, Yoshimura Masaki, Ishii Yasuo Recording Director: Kato Satoshi Music and Arrangement of the Theme Song: Ono Yuji Soundtrack:
"Ai no Hoshi (Star of Love)" words by Yamakawa Keisuke, music written and arrangement by Ono Yuji, and music written by ANKH Produced by: Nippon Television Network Corp., Tezuka Productions Co., Ltd.
(c) Tezuka Productions Co., Ltd.
Broadcast via the Nippon Television Network / 91 minutes / In color
Tezuka Productions Co., Ltd. / August 31, 1980, Sunday 10:00 - 12:00 AM