The 7th special animated program for a 24-hour broadcast program is set up neither in space nor in the future, but in the present. Moreover, a special technique is used to improve the story's reality; the story synchronizes with actual time, as in the old "A Duel at Midday" or the recent "Nick of Time." There is no guest appearance of Tezuka Osamu's popular characters as before. Here, Tezuka Osamu concentrates on depicting a "crisis of the present." Tezuka Osamu's zeal is apparent in his participation in nine roles, including original plan, story line, rendition, character design, animation director, original pictures, motion pictures and color design. The "present crisis" involves the gene recombination crisis. This film was produced in 1984, when the Japanese government formally approved gene recombination experiments.
(c) Tezuka Productions Co., Ltd.
Broadcast via the Nippon Television network / 90 minutes / In color
Tezuka Productions Co., Ltd. / August 19, 1984, Sunday 10:00 - 11:45
Original Plan, Story line and Pictures: Tezuka Osamu
Planning: Tsuzuki Tadahiko (Nippon Television Network Corp.)
Producers: Horikoshi Toru (Nippon Television Network Corp.), Matsutani Takamasa (Tezuka Productions Co., Ltd.)
Music: Haneda Kentaro
Rendition: Tezuka Osamu, Oguma Kimiharu
Art Director and Setting Design: Miyamoto Seiji
Assistant Producer: Kubota Minoru
Production Desk: Enomoto Hiroshi
Character Design: Tezuka Osamu Nishimura Hiroshi
Original Pictures: Nishimura Hiroshi, Kobayashi Junji, Yoshimura Masateru, Kano Kaoru, Seya Shinji, Masanobu Kozo, Ogata Yasuhiko, Udagawa Kazuhiko, Kato Seichi, Jingu Satoshi, Mitsuwa Takateru, Tanisawa Yutaka, Takahashi Shinya, Kanayama Akihiro, Hirota Mayumi, Noma Toshi, Chiaki Yuri, Ohara Kazuo, Kanazawa Katsumasa, Suzuki Shinichi, Kanami Yumiko, Shimada Hideaki, Tezuka Osamu
Color Design: Tezuka Osamu, Suzuki Kazumi, Masuda Yoshiko, and Fujita Rika
Art board: Miyamoto Seiji, Ishizu Setsuko
Backgrounds: Hirashiro Masaharu, Akashi Sadakazu, Shimono Tetsuhito, Ishizu Setsuko, Nomura Tadashi, Tezuka Production Manga Section
Mechanics Design: Aoi Kunio
Camera Work Director: Sugaya Nobuyuki
Editing: Inoue Kazuo, Inoue Editing Room
Recording Director: Kato Satoshi
Production: Nippon Television Network Corp., Tezuka Productions Co., Ltd.