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COSMIC RESCUE
INTRODUCTION STORY KEY WORDS
ABOUT SCIENCE FICTION MOVIE ABOUT "V6": "Coming Century" +"20th Century" CAST & STAFF

Summer, 2003. Coming Century makes their screen debut in "Cosmic Rescue" (CR), the second film produced by J-Storm Inc. "Cosmic Rescue" is the first full-scale Japanese Science Fiction movie set entirely in outer space, where young men and women called CRs inhabit an age when life on the moon is no longer a fantasy.
The stellar line-up includes Shinsuke Sato, the "hot", young director of "Love Song" and "The Princess Blade" ("Shurayukihime"), Osamu Fujiishi of "Saimin", "Satorare" and "Ao no Honoo" as the Director of Cinematography, Takeshi Shimizu of "EUREKE" and "Waterboys" as Artistic Director, and Katsuro Onoue of the Special Effects Research Institute as the Special Effects Director.
Utilizing state-of-the-art digital technology and cutting edge filming techniques, the "Space Age" comes to life on the big screen in all its awesome power, while Coming Century portrays three characters of entirely different careers and personalities with verve and convincing realism.
Experience a Sci-Fi action film like you've never seen before!

STORY

CRs - their mandate is to service clients of the Space Development Insurance Agency resolving problems and accidents occurring in outer space. While their job description -- "rescue missions" -- sounds dangerous and exciting, on a day-to-day basis, life is far from stimulating for this team of three.
The notorious 89th Chapter of the CR Japan Division consists of:
Satoshi Nanjo - the team captain, previously a member of a legendary CR crew, but is now a "has-been", somehow detached from everything but cosmic debris collection.
Ryo Eguchi - the ship's mechanic who treats all machinery, especially those on his ship, with love and affection.
Azuma Sawada - an unpredictable rookie who became a CR inspired by his comic book hero and idol, Satoshi Nanjo.

Their daily routine has been dominated by menial tasks such as changing batteries and collecting debris, until one day, while napping in the communication booth, Azuma receives their first SOS transmission. A young girl sends an urgent signal from an off-limits space zone asking for help, but as the crew approaches the distress signal, it suddenly disappears from the radar!
The CR crew is reluctantly escorted back to Moon Base for trespassing in an off-limits zone. The CR Headquarters and "higher-ups" involved insist they saw no such distress signal. Frustrated and suspicious, Azuma resolves to take the matter into his own hands, but as a result, Nanjo's crew is abruptly dismissed. Even Eguchi begins to harbor doubts about the headquarter's reaction. What is the Agency trying to cover up? Azuma and Eguchi set off to uncover the truth, and in the process, stumble upon an unexpected discovery...

A barrage of debris, the explosion of a spaceship, the sudden emission of solar flares... All of these elements converge in the vast realm of outer space to bring the three closer to the Cosmic Rescue they have been waiting for.

KEY WORDS

Cosmic Rescue
A rescue organization like the AAA of the future. Newly established to address and resolve problems such as accidents and disasters arising from rapid space development. Their mandate is to rescue distressed clients of the Space Development Insurance Agency, sometimes risking their lives to do so.

Solar Flares
Large scale combustion, radiation and vibration resulting from hyper-activity on the sun's surface. Solar flares that emit electromagnetic waves and contain subatomic particles may be detrimental to equipment such as gauges and meters, and harmful to humans.

Debris
Cosmic garbage, such as parts of man-made satellites and chunks of damaged spaceships that have become an environmental hazard in the Space Age. Debris litters the cosmic airways and at times could collide with spaceships and take lives.

Moon Base
Life on the moon is now a reality. The Moon Base is being established by the Japan Moon Base Development Agency, an arm of the Japanese government, as they explore expansion to Mars. Currently, the Moon Base is still in the construction phase and is not yet up and running.

Space Development Insurance Agency
An insurance organization developed and funded by global member nations to insure against losses incurred in accidents and disasters in outer space.

ABOUT SCIENCE FICTION MOVIE

Go Morita
"I enjoyed the sets and the unique feel of the movie. The three of us went over the complicated action scenes with the Director - just as we would for a big concert. I think our chemistry was great. As an actor, my challenge was to play a quiet, introspective character. I can't wait to see the finished product on the big screen!

Ken Miyake
This movie will be fun to watch, but it was fun to make too. CR was filmed with cutting edge technology and top-notch staff. I tried to emphasize the human element in my acting to offset the chill of the complex machinery that surrounded us.

Junichi Okada
"I enjoyed the theme of this movie - it wasn't all about cosmic debris or the environmental issues of 2053 - it was current and relevant to the issues we face today. The sets and props were extremely "cool". The character I play, Azuma Sawada, is the kind of guy who puts his life on the line to keep his word... so I gave it my all, with cuts and bruises everywhere to show for it - you've got to see this movie!

ABOUT "V6": "Coming Century" +"20th Century"

Their hit debut song, "Music for the People", V6's resume includes being selected to be the mascots (image characters) for the 1995 Volleyball World Cup --- and the group continues to gain popularity as a completely unique unit, individuals such as the young, new group "Coming Century" (comprised of Go Morita, the confident "bad boy", Ken Miyake with his winning smile and Junichi Okada, the sole Kansai member) and their adult version "20th Century" (comprised of the senior member, Masayuki Sakamoto, Ultraman Tiga, Hiroshi Nagano and the passionate, "down-town boy" Yoshihiko Inohara).
V6's breadth of talents are evidenced by their run of hit singles such as "TAKE ME HIGHER", "AI NANDA" and "WA NI NATTE ODOROU", as well as their individual acting roles and variety program appearances. Their popularity and capabilities are well established, yet they are still evolving, growing, and promising an even brighter future.

CAST&STAFF

CAST:

Go Morita as Satoshi Nanjo
The captain of the 89th Chapter of the CR Japan Division. Always cool and levelheaded, and a deft operator of rescue ships. Was depicted as a comic book "hero", being a pilot of a legendary rescue mission, but is now only interested in menial tasks such as cosmic debris collection. But is there a hidden agenda?

Ken Miyake as Ryo Eguchi
89th Chapter engineer in charge of mechanics and radar equipment. Passionate about the machines he maintains, and will not tolerate them being mistreated. With his brilliant expertise and highly specialized knowledge, Eguchi can totally revamp an old spaceship with used parts. His love for his "ship" and his team is the glue that holds them together.

Junichi Okada as Azuma Sawada
Became a CR inspired by Nanjo, the comic book "hero". Has a high level of integrity, but is somewhat of a loose cannon. Takes life saving very seriously and will meet danger head on to fulfill his mission. Is bored stiff of debris collection and longs for excitement and adventure.

Naho Toda as Akiko Tachibana
The conscientious administrator of the CR division. Harbors distrustful feelings of the agency's motives and methods, but carries no political clout, so keeps her doubts to herself.

Rio Matsumoto as Kaori Eba
Pilot of Rescue Ship 275. The aggressive, ambitious classmate of Nanjo was a CR Pilot with him in the past, and knows of the accident that changed his life.

Kenichi Endo as Tatsuro Saejima
The unscrupulous director of the government institution called the Japan Moon Base Development Agency. Abandoned a space station explosion four years ago, and covered up the ensuing accident to secure his position. Will do anything to protect himself and his reputation.

STAFF:

The Director - Shinsuke Sato
The "hot", young and multi-talented Shinsuke Sato directs not only films but also video games and scenarios. Sato made a powerful directorial debut with the movie, "Love Song", the coming of age film popular among the young. His second film "The Princess Blade" (Shurayukihime") featuring state-of-the-art won him critical acclaim overseas and is scheduled to be released in over 10 countries.

Cinematography - Osamu Fujiishi
In the '98 mega-hit "Bayside Shakedown" ("Odoru Daisousasen - The Movie"), Osamu Fujiishi showcased his talent with his moving filming technique. Has been involved in many current works such as "Yonimo Kimyouna Monogatari - Eiga no Tokubetsuhen", "Satorare", etc. and is active not only in films but also in TV video direction as well. Popular for his highly stylized cinematography.

Art Director - Takeshi Shimizu
Takeshi Shimizu's major works include the '97 film "Tsumetai Chi (Cold Blood)" directed by Aoyama and the '99 films, "SHADY GROVE", and "GODZILLA 2000 MILLENIUM", "Yonimo Kimyouna Monogatari - Eigano Tokubetsuhen" ('00) and "EUREKE" and "Waterboys" ('01).

Special Effects - Katsuro Onoue
A specialist in the artistic direction, sets and special effects of various films, commercials, TV shows, and theatrical plays, Katsuro Onoue has been a member of the Special Effects Research Institute since 1985. He has also been the SFX Director of the TV Series "Bruce Watt" (???) and has been involved in recent films such as "Returner". Is currently Managing Director of the Special Effects Research Institute.

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