What is Phoenix: Reminiscence of Flower, you might ask? Well, it’s the anime film adaptation of the anime Phoenix: Eden17, which just premiered worldwide on Disney+ on September 13, 2023. Said anime is also an anime adaptation of one of the stories contained within the forever unfinished manga of the same name by the late and great Osamu Tezuka (Astro Boy, Kimba the White Lion, Princess Knight). However, it’s not just a straight-up anime film adaptation that just collects the entire anime into a single anime film. Instead, it will apparently give the anime a different ending than it will have when it ends on Disney+. Curious now? Then perhaps you might want to check out the new main trailer for this anime film below and revel in the epic sci-fi nature of this anime film for yourself.
Phoenix: Reminiscence of Flower Main Trailer ~ Details
Phoenix: Reminiscence of Flower just dropped that new trailer above both on its official website and on YouTube. Said trailer shows off a very dramatic sci-fi story starring a woman named Romi, and her millennia-long (mis)adventure across time on a distant world far from Earth. Complete with gorgeous animation to boot, as befitting STUDIO4℃ (ThunderCats (2011), Berserk: Golden Age Arc, Children of the Sea).
As for when you can see this anime film adaptation of Osamu Tezuka’s unfinished manga? Well, the end of that trailer reveals that Phoenix: Reminiscence of Flower will make its debut on November 3, 2023. Alas, that debut will be in Japanese theaters only as of this writing. Tune back into THS later to find out when this anime film will be making its flight to NA theaters. In the meantime, you can check out the new key visual for the anime film below.
Bonus: Key Visual and Synopsis
Are you a bit confused about what Phoenix: Reminiscence of Flower is about? Well, Crunchyroll has an official synopsis for this epic anime film. You can check it out below:
A rocket lands on the desolate frontier planet Eden. Romi (Rie Miyazawa) and her boyfriend George (Yosuke Kubozuka), who fled Earth for some reason, vow to make this planet their new home. However, life on the uncharted planet is harsh, and George loses his life in an accident while digging a well, leaving Romi to live a solitary life of survival with his only son, Cain, and an AI robot.
Romi decides to extend her life as long as possible for Cain’s sake and enters a cold sleep. However, a mechanical malfunction causes her to sleep for 1,300 years. When Romi finally awakens, she becomes the queen of Eden 17, a huge town built by a new breed of humans. Then one day, a kind-hearted boy named Komu (Honoka Yoshida) meets the grief-stricken Queen Romi in her palace. Knowing of Romi’s longing for home, Komu decides to go to Earth with her, and the two of them venture out into the vastness of space together, knowing that it is a reckless challenge. They encounter an earthbound astronaut, Makimura, a space handyman, Zdarban (Issey Ogata), and a number of unknown life forms beyond human understanding as they journey toward their home planet Earth.