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Surreal Post-Apocalyptic Animal Anime Donyatsu's 10th Short Streamed

posted on 2014-03-31 09:44 EDT
Yoshitsugu Matsuoka, Nobunaga Shimazaki guest star as members of mice army trying to eat Donyatsu

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 tenth anime short on Monday.

The episode guest stars Yoshitsugu Matsuoka (Sword Art Online, The IDOLM@STER) and Nobunaga Shimazaki (Free!, Pupa) as members of the mice army Biggs and Wedge (a nod to a recurring Final Fantasy duo), respectively. When Donyatsu (Yukari Tamura) finds a sparkly orb, she comments that it is pretty, and that she would like to give it to Ronya. Donyatsu freezes in fear, however, at the incoming mouse duo, and due to this, is immune to their fork attack. After Donyatsu lands from flying, she repeats the same line about wanting to give the pretty orb to Ronya.

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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