Due to a delay in completion of "The Legend of the Forest," which was to be exhibited at the Hiroshima International Animation Festival, this work was quickly produced as a replacement. In a convenient world where vending machines offer just about everything, the hero procures whatever he needs from machines on his journey to see the creator. The story is very simple: he tries to make a replacement purchase of the earth. But the creator declines his request, saying simply that there's no such thing as a brand new earth. The simplicity of the story illustrates the depths of Tezuka Osamu's despair at the earth's degradation, forming the gist of this 4-minute work.
Original story, story line, rendition, and pictures: Tezuka Osamu Producer: Furutoku Minoru Effects: Kurahashi Shizuo Production Manager: Matsutani Takayuki Original picture and motion picture: Kobayashi Junji, Yoshimura Masaki, Seya Shinji, Noma Toshi, and Kano Kaoru Motion: Kitamura Naoko Background: Saito Masami, Kobayashi Junji, Manga section of Tezuka Production Co., Ltd.
(c) Tezuka Productions Co., Ltd.
Released at the 2nd Hiroshima International Animation Festival / 4 minutes 18 seconds / In color
Tezuka Productions Co., Ltd. / August 21, 1987