Ultra Kaijū Gijinka Keikaku Project Gets Anime Shorts

posted on 2016-03-25 00:45 EDT
Studio Puyukai's fall anime focuses on anthropomorphized Ultraman monsters

Tsuburaya Productions announced on Friday that the Ultra Kaijū Gijinka Keikaku (Ultra Kaijū Anthropomorphication Project) is inspiring the Kaijū Girls ~Ultra Kaijū Gijinka Keikaku~ (tentative title) anime shorts. The shorts are slated to premiere on in the d Anime Store (Docomo Anime Store) service this fall.

Studio Puyukai (Overlord's Pure Pure Purea Desu shorts, Kōkaku Kidōtai Nyumon Arise) will produce the anime based on the original concept of Tsuburaya Productions. Norimitsu Kaihō (School-Live!, Gunslinger Stratos: The Animation series composition) provided original concept and is in charge of setting. A promotional video for the anime will premiere at the AnimeJapan event at Tokyo Big Sight on Friday.

The project's official website revealed that manga, novel, and other projects are in development.

The Ultra Kaijū Gijinka Keikaku project transforms kaijū (monsters) from the Ultraman live-action special-effects series into cute, female anthropomorphized monsters. The project already inspired the Ultra Kaijū Gijinka Keikaku Galaxy Days four-panel manga. Kadokawa released the first compiled book volume last July.

The project released an anthropomorphized Eleking figure in 2013 and a "Gomora-chan" figure in 2014.

Ultraman also inspired the Kaijū Sakaba Kanpai! (Monster Bar Cheers!) anime shorts last year that focus on the franchise's monsters. A real-life bar in Kawasaki City inspired the 13-episode series.

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