Prose follow-up scheduled for August 29th
This spring, the announcement was made that, rather than a second Production I.G TV anime, sci-fi series Gargantia will be getting a sequel in prose form with a novel planned for this summer, new called Distant, Encounter of Heaven and Earth and scheduled for August 29th. Amazon Japan's listing has cover art from illustrator and series character designer (and ero-artist) Hanaharu Naruko featuring 18 year-old Ledo, Amy and new leads Russel and Sakuya.
Written by Daishiro Tanimura (contributor to the TV series)
Illustration and character design by Hanaharu Naruko
Mecha design by Makoto Ishiwata (Nitro+)
Supervised by Kazuya Murata
The story follows a boy named Russel who makes a living from the dangerous whalesquid hunting in the open sea of the land nation RibeListan. One day he encounters a strange creature Liv in the deep sea. After finding its ability to enhance Yunboro’s maneuverability significantly, he decides to make a career for himself in the safer Mainland. Meanwhile, Sukaya, a daughter of the Minister of its enemy country Augustonia, has been tired of her life without any results.
However, the situation changes drastically when a mysterious human-type machine Ignite wakes up and chooses her as its pilot. A boy with a hope for the land, a girl looking for her freedom and the giant Gargantia fleet. A new story starts moving at the place where the three found each other.
story leads Russel and Sakuya with Ignite