Sōta Sugahara's 500 Million Year Button Manga Gets Anime Adaptation



Translated to 500 Million Year Button, the story (like Matheson's) kicked off a long-running philosophical debate. Sugahara's version of the box grants a million yen to whomever pushes the button. But in this case, the button-pusher must spent 500 million years alone in an empty space, at the end of which they'll forget the entire half-billion-year ordeal and return to the moment they pressed the button. Knowing you'll walk away with just under $7,500 with no memory of the several million lifetimes of isolation you've just endured… would you do it?

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The series focuses on a trio of siblings — 5-year-old Tonio, 14-year-old Jaibi, and 17-year-old Suneko — who are presented with this opportunity. The three need to raise money to pay their father's hospital bill, so the thought experiment comes at an especially tempting time. 


A trailer has been released for the upcoming project:



As well as a cast list:


Jaibi: Suzuko Mimori (Umi Sonoda in Love Live!)


VTubers Koko and Rim will be performing the series's themes: Koko with opening theme "TIME," and Rim with ending theme "Tick-Tock Boy." Sugahara will write, direct, and handle character designs for the adaptation.









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