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Surreal Post-Apocalyptic Animal Anime Donyatsu's 9th Short Streamed

posted on 2014-02-28 08:52 EST
Tatsuhisa Suzuki plays green tea doughnut cat who helps Begal remember catchphrase from The Terminator

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 ninth anime short on Friday.

The episode stars Tatsuhisa Suzuki as Macchan, a green tea doughnut. In the video, while Begal (voiced by Keiji Fujiwara) is trying to remember the famous line from the film The Terminator, Macchan appears, and makes catchphrases of his own, with the most noticeable being, “I'm Macchan!” Soon after, Donyatsu (Yukari Tamura) starts to copy him by saying, “The chocolate on my back is just a bit bitter... I'm Donyatsu!” However, finally, as the two begin to sing the theme song, Begal remembers the line: “I'll be back.”

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 last June. 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 third compiled book volume last August.

Kozaki is arguable best known outside Japan for his design work in 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. 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. GungHo Online Entertainment announced in September that Kozaki is illustrating the PlayStation 4 game Lily Bergamo by Grasshopper Manufacturer's Goichi "Suda51" Suda (Lollipop Chainsaw, Killer is Dead).


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