Boat designed by Galaxy Express 999, Yamato creator travels Sumida River
Space opera maestro Leiji Matsumoto is famous for his imagination capturing cool but often impracticable vessels such as Space Battleship Yamato or the galleon/zeppelin The Queen Emeraldas, so it might be surprising that one of his designs is actually traveling Sumida River from Asakusa to Odaiba. In honor of Ozma's DVD release, the river boat is running a promotion.
The Leiji Matsumoto designed Hotaluna features a tear drop exterior sitting over a water taxi that offers tours hosted by guides dress as Matsumoto's characters.
Recent Matsumoto sci-fi anime Ozma is set to be released August 24, and to promote, through the end of the month the Hotaluna will offer special Ozma themed tickets, fans, posters and costumed tour guides.