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Surreal Post-Apocalyptic Animal Anime Donyatsu's 4th Short Streamed

posted on 2013-10-02 11:45 EDT
Fire Emblem/No More Heroes' Kozaki depicts pet/snack hybrids in Tokyo wasteland

The official YouTube channel for Donyatsu, the anime adaptation of Yuusuke Kozaki's surreal manga about animal/snack hybrids in a post-apocalyptic world, began streaming the fourth anime short on Monday.

In the hot summer heat, Donyatsu (played by Yukari Tamura) is extremely itchy, but cannot figure out where he is itchy. Begaru (Keiji Fujiwara) tries to help Donyatsu figure it out, though he is constantly interrupted by Kumacaron (Saori Hayashi) who is narrating manga. Kumacaron says that he can't get words out of his head. Hearing this, Donyatsu realized where he was itchy: his head.

Other cast members include Hikari Shiina as a cat/roll cake hybrid named "Rōnya" and Junji Majima as a cougar/Baumkuchen mix named "Baumcougar."

The anime shorts, each roughly two minutes long, began running before feature films in Tokyo's Shinjuku Wald 9 and other theaters in the T-Joy chain on June 1. A new short will debut every month from director Mankyū (PUCHIM@S, Tono to Issho, 30-sai no Hoken Taiiku, Kakko-Kawaii Sengen!) and the studio Gathering (PUCHIM@S, Tono to Issho, 30-sai no Hoken Taiiku, Inumarudashi—).

Kozaki launched the manga in Square Enix's Young Gangan magazine in December 2011, and Square Enix published the second compiled book volume this past March.

Kozaki is best known outside Japan for his design work on the Fire Emblem Awakening, No More Heroes, and Osu! Tatakae! Oendan games. He also created designs for the Speed Grapher anime, which led to his role as character designer for Sunrise's Bakumatsu Kikansetsu Irohanihoheto television anime series. He designed the virtual idol duo Meaw for the Starchild Records label. Kozaki published his first major manga series Kyoko Karasuma - Detective of the Asakusa Police Department in 2002 in the magazine Mystery B-Street.


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