Video: JAXA GPM-DPR satellite project anime short

Posted Oct 18, 2013 by Can Tran
JAXA and anime studio White Fox have teamed together to create an anime short promoting it's 2014 GPM/DPR satellite project with NASA.
PR screen grab from JAXA and White Fox s GPM-DPR satellite project anime short.
PR screen grab from JAXA and White Fox's GPM-DPR satellite project anime short.
Anime News Network
The Japanese government, once again utilizing the popular medium of entertainment known as anime, is finding ways to get more youngsters across the world to get more interested in space science and exploration. The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), the Japanese equivalent of the United States' NASA, teamed up with Japanese anime studio White Fox to produce a six-and-a-half minute anime short on the collaboration between JAXA and NASA in regards to their joint Global Precipitation Measurement/Dual-Frequency Precipitation Radar. This project is to observe rainfall and snowfall across the entire world. The anime short promotes that.
According to the Anime News Network (ANN), this project will enable to make a precipitation map of planet Earth in three hours. This is not the first time that JAXA has worked with Japan's anime industry and it won't be the last. JAXA has played a crucial role in such anime series such as Robotics;Notes and Space Brothers (with the latter still airing). The project is set to launch before March 2014. For more information, you can check out the website. Keep in mind, the website's mostly in Japanese.