Watch the first 22 minutes of Welcome to the Space Show

Welcome to the Space Show is the debut feature film from the folks behind R.O.D. Read or Die, and is one of the more well-known animé films to have been released in the last year or so (with the other being Summer Wars). The film follows a group of five children who save the life of an alien while at summer camp, and subsequently, embark on all manner of interplanetary adventures (more info here).

The footage in the trailer below looks absolutely stunning, and there’s both some great action (primarily in the very beginning) and humor (once the kids find the alien). The film had its American première at this year’s Otakon Convention, but no word yet on when the film will be released on DVD/Blu-ray. I was interested in the film when I first heard about it a few months ago, but after watching the trailer, this is definitely ​“must see” material as far as I’m concerned.

Thanks to Sam for the link.