On Friday, the official website for the previously announced Project ANIMA has announced the winner under the sci-fi and robot anime theme. No submission earned the first place, so the runner-up Sakugan Labyrinth Marker by Nekotarou Inui will be getting an anime adaptation. Studio Satelight will be in charge of the anime adaptation to be released in 2020, in which the format is still unknown.
Far in the future, the human beings were pushed into the deep underground world called Labyrinth and they are living shoulder-to-shoulder. The Labyrinth has several colonies with severe settings such as one having an insanely high temperature, while another is full of gold and silver. Among those, in a colony of Pinyin, resides a curious nine-year-old girl named Memempuu and her father Gaganbar. As “workers” aiming for survival, they live with the lowest profession of riding a working robot to dig ore.
One day, Memempuu pestered Gaganbar, a cave examiner who makes maps of the internal part of Labyrinth, to go travel together with her to find her mother. As a “marker,” Gaganbar holds the most dangerous yet attractive profession. One step outside the colony is already deemed to be a dangerous area and meeting a huge mysterious creature that loiters the cave, one’s chance of living will be cut down to five percent. Since it is a dangerous racket to explore the unknown world, the map they hold is valuable and can be sold at a high price. However, is the price for their curiosity higher? What could be the cruel truth that is hidden among them? What awaits at the end of the test? In this travel story between a father and a daughter surrounds adventure with family love.
Sakugan Labyrinth Marker is currently on Estar.
Project ANIMA is a collaboration project between DeNA, Nippon Cultural Broadcasting, Inc., Sotsu, and MBS. The winner for the project’s second anime theme, which will be fantasy by studio J.C.Staff, will be announced in the middle of September, while the third and final anime, which will have a kids and game theme by Doga Kobo, will be announced next March.
Source: Comic Natalie