Masaaki Yuasa's Super Shiro Anime Series of Shorts to Have 48 Episodes
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Turner Asia Pacific and TV Asahi revealed on Monday that the Crayon Shin-chan franchise's spinoff anime series Super Shiro will have 48 episodes. Each episode will be five and a half minutes long.
The companies also announced that they are collaborating on the series. The collaboration is the first regional deal between the companies, and it includes broadcast rights in the Asia Pacific region outside China. Turner made a "sizeable investment" for the collaboration.
Masaaki Yuasa is the executive director, with Tomohisa Shimoyama (Devilman Crybaby animation director, key animator for Crayon Shin-chan movies 14 and 15) as director at Science Saru. Kimiko Ueno (Little Witch Academia, Crayon Shin-chan movies 21, 23, 26) is writing the scripts. The anime's production committee consists of TV Asahi, Shin-Ei Animation, ADK EM, and Futabasha.
Yuasa (Devilman Crybaby, Lu over the wall, Night is Short, Walk On Girl, Kaiba, Ping Pong) has worked as a storyboarder and setting designer on many film entries in the Crayon Shin-chan anime series, most recently on the 2015 film Eiga Crayon Shin-chan: Ora no Hikkoshi Monogatari ~Saboten Daishūgeki.
Source: Press release