Arei no Kagami

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Arei's Mirror: Way to the Virgin Space
Arei no Kagami VHS cover.jpg
The cover of the VHS release
アレイの鏡 ~ Way to the Virgin Space
(Arei's Mirror ~ Way to the Virgin Space)
Genre Science fiction
Manga
Written by Leiji Matsumoto
Published by Sekai Bunka Publishing
Published May 1, 1985
Volumes 1
Anime film
Directed by Kozo Morishita
Studio Toei Animation
Released March 16, 1985
Runtime 22 minutes
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Arei's Mirror: Way to the Virgin Space (アレイの鏡 〜ウェイ・トゥ・ザ・バージン・スペース〜, Arei no Kagami ~Wei tu za Bājin Spēsu~, also known as Mirror of Halley)[1] was originally created by Leiji Matsumoto as an educational-like video aimed more at children. It used information about Earth and Outer Space which lead many to believe it as an educational video. It was first shown only as a movie in the Expo '85 as part of the World Fair.[1] It was also Leiji Matsumoto's first work with Computer Graphics in it. The same year it was published a single-volume comic adaptation cured by Sekai Bunkasha.[2]

Plot[edit]

The story follows Daichi Meguru and Mayu, a young boy and a pilot, as they flee their war torn planet and into space. Upon their ship a stowaway android named Zero joins their quest as they travel through Halley's Mirror.

Staff[edit]

Director
Kozo Morishita
Script
Mitsuru Majima
Music
Yuri Nishimura
Original Manga and Design
Leiji Matsumoto
Character Design & Animation Direction
Kazuo Komatsubara

Theme Songs[edit]

"We Will Be One Someday" by Satoko Shimonari
Lyrics: Kayoko Fuyumori
Composed: Yuri Nishimura
"Aoi Mizuumi" by Satoko Shimonari
Lyrics: Kayoko Fuyumori
Composed: Yuri Nishimura

Cast[edit]

Daichi Meguru
Keiko Toda
Mayu
Yōko Asagami
Zero
Hideyuki Tanaka
Linne
Hiromi Tsuru
Universal Consciousness
Reiko Mutô

Media[edit]

The movie was only shown once and was then released on VHS. Very few media or products were released, except for a few at the Expo. There has been no DVD or Blu-ray release.

A soundtrack was released as a vinyl record.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Jonathan Clements, Helen McCarthy. The Anime Encyclopedia: A Guide to Japanese Animation Since 1917. Stone Bridge Press, 2006. ISBN 1845765001. 
  2. ^ Trish Ledoux. Anime interviews. Cadence Books, 1997. ISBN 1569312206. 

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