Toyota x STUDIO 4C – PES: Love Humanity Trailer with English Subtitles
I’ve been a big fan of Studio 4C ever since I saw Tekkonkinkreet — and found out they were responsible for one of my favorite The Animatrix sequences — and I got fully involved with Asian media, so I couldn’t help but wonder what this was when I got the press release in my email.
Toyota Motor Corporation is introducing a new website promotion called, PES: Peace Eco Smile, with the theme: “our love of humanity and energy that we create moves us emotionally.”
World renowned animation production company, Studio 4C (Memories, Steamboy, Tekkonkinkreet), collaborated with Toyota to create an original heart-warming comedic love story animation series of seven episodes lasting between three to four minutes, where an alien traveler, PES (Masato Kokubun), falls in love with earthling Kurumi (Yumi Uchiyama) after he saves her from a fall.
Love Humanity, the first series of the project, will have each of its episodes released once a month on the project’s YouTube account.
In 2013, the second series, Share the Value of Diversity, will be available followed by a third series.
I love when Japan does this kind of publicity. Studio 4C was last involved with the Tokyo Metropolitan Government, when they commissioned an animated short about visiting the city. You can watch the results in the Welcome to Tokyo website.