Cyber Group Studios and Nippon Animation to Co-Produce new Feature Film

The new title, "Nanami and the Quest," is based on Classic Japanese Series, "Tico and Friends," directed by Jun Takagi.

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Cyber Group Studios, has entered a partnership with Nippon Animation to produce feature-length animated fantasy adventure film, "Nanami and the Quest,"  based on the Japanese classic TV series, "Tico and Friends." “We are honored to partner with Nippon Animation, an historic studio with a rich catalog of superb iconic properties,” said Pierre Sissmann, Chairman of Cyber Group Studios. “We are looking forward to starting this exciting adventure and embarking on a future filled with great projects.”

"Tico and Friends" was directed by Jun Takagi. "Nanami and the Quest" for Atlantis is directed by Hitoshi Takekiyo (After-School Midnighters). Based on the popular title, "Nanami and the Quest" for Atlantis is a 90-minute 3D x 2D animation hybrid targeted at viewers ages 7-14, co-produced by Nippon Animation and Cyber Group Studios, which should be followed by a brand-new animation series. It will be based on the successful TV series, "Tico and Friends," originally produced in 1994 and broadcast globally and on TF1 in France plus other global territories, including Germany, Italy, Spain, Japan, Korea.  

The new feature-length film marks the beginning of what is expected to be a long-term collaboration between the new co-production partners, which will include several of Nippon Animation’s classic series as well as new properties and initiatives. “We are so excited to work on this project with Cyber Group Studios, which has been producing and distributing a lot of wonderful programs on a global scale. We look forward to giving dreams and excitement to children around the world through this collaboration,” said Ms. Kazuko Ishikawa, President and CEO, Nippon Animation.

It is set in the gold rush era, around 1850, and explores the relationship between humans and nature. The story follows 14-year-old Nanami, her lifelong orca companion, Tico, and her traveling partner, 17-year-old Seira, as they travel the ocean in search of a hidden treasure and discover what is truly important to humankind.

We are honored to partner with Nippon Animation, an historic studio with a rich catalog of superb iconic properties. We are looking forward to starting this exciting adventure and embarking on a future filled with great projects.” Pierre Sissmann Chairman, Cyber Group Studios