This week saw some updates in Japan for the upcoming feature film Vitreous Flower Destroy[s] The World. With plans for release later this year, including in North America from Pony Canyon USA, a further update has happened at Anime Expo. A new two minute promo has arrived with English subtitles and the film has also undergone a name change to something a little more manageable. at least for English language fans, as it’ll be call Garakowa -Restore the World- going forward.
The main cast includes Yumiri Hanamoras Rimo, Ayane Sakura as Dorothy and Risa Taneda as Dual.
The project is based on the D.Backup scenario that was put together by a group called Physics Unit as part of the first Anime Adaptation Prize contest back in 2013 that Pony Canyon ran. It’s now going into a bigger direction here with this adaptation that looks to have a pretty solid production team behind it.
The film is set to be directed by Masashi Ishihama, who worked recently on the anime adaptation of From the New World, working off of the screenplay by Fumihiko Shimo, whose works are well ranged from Air and Clannad to Golden Time and Amagi Brilliant Park. It’ll be animated at A-1 Pictures with Kantoku handling the character designs.
Plot concept: A floating space without gravity where an infinite number of lights shine in different colors: The “Box of Wisdom.” Inside of this box, there are multiple worlds, multiple timelines, and there used to be many different people. This is where Dual and Dorothy were fighting with enemies called “Viruses.” Worlds infected by viruses must be erased. That is the duty, the job of these girls. However, one day, Dual and Dorothy feel the presence of a new Virus. Arriving at the scene, they see a girl being attacked by Viruses. After saving the girl, the duo wait for her to awaken so they can ask who she is, where she came from, and where she is going. Finally, when the girl opened her eyes, she gave her name, Rimo, and whispered only one sentence… “I must return to the flower patch…”