Some of you eagle-eyed folks likely got wind of this news late last week, but we’re happy to confirm that we (Anime Limited) have licensed the series by 8-Bit Studio, Comet Lucifer, for the UK.
The official UK/Ireland simulcast of the series is taking place at Viewster.com with episode 1 available to watch now HERE.
On the planet Gift there are precious crystals called Giftjium buried in the earth. A young man named Sōgo lives in Garden Indigo, a prosperous mining town. Sōgo’s hobby is to collect rare crystals. One day, he gets wrapped up in a riot caused by his classmates Kaon, Roman, and Otto, and he loses his way until he finds a lake deep under the ground’s mining ruins. There, he meets a mysterious girl with blue hair and red eyes that gaze straight ahead. The story follows the adventure of what happens after this meeting.
“One of the things we love at Anime Limited is watching an original work by a studio or specific person. In this instance Comet Lucifer is the first original work by 8-Bit Studio” says Andrew Partridge, President of Anime Limited. “The style of the series is something that really caught my eye. It reminded me a lot of Eureka Seven, which I’m a big fan of. I’m really looking forward to seeing what people think of it.”
We can confirm that this will be receiving a home video release in 2016. More details will be forthcoming on this.
You can watch a few preview of the series below.