Saint Elmo – Hikari no Raihousha

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Saint Elmo – Hikari no Raihousha
Genre Science fiction
Anime television film
Directed by Tomoharu Katsumata
Produced by Kansai Electric Power Company, Toei Animation
Written by Hiroyasu Yamaura
Music by Michiru Ōshima
Studio Toei Animation
Original network Yomiuri TV
Released April 1986
Runtime 65 minutes
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Saint Elmo – Hikari no Raihousha (セントエルモ・光の来訪者?, Saint Elmo – Apostle of Light) is a 65-minute television special first aired in April, 1986, in the Kansai region network Yomiuri Telecasting Corporation. Although credited to Leiji Matsumoto, the show was originally created to celebrate the 35th anniversary of the Kansai Electric Power Company, who sponsored and produced the film.[1] It was later released on VHS format in November 1987 by Pony Canyon.[2]

The events of the story are centered on a Japanese solar power plant based in the planet Mercury called "Saint Elmo". Its name was based on the rare scientific phenomenon called St. Elmo's fire, named after Erasmus of Formiae. This phenomenon occurs in electrical weather at which high points (like masts on ships) will charge and give off a glow.


Japan builds a large space power plant called Saint Elmo in the planet Mercury. The plant supports Earth with its large solar energy supply, but, when there is an abnormality at the plant, Earth has to send several technicians to fix the problem.



Theme songs[edit]

The show features two theme songs, "Prometheus Futatabi" and "Tomoshibi wa Eternity", both performed by Yūko Ishikawa. The first was composed by Akihiro Yoshimi, while the second was composed by Yūhei Hanaoka. They were both arranged by Eiji Kawamura and the lyrics were written by Kayoko Fuyumori.


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