Japanese/Korean Zoobles Airs in South Korea This Week

posted on 2011-05-18 10:00 EDT by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Sega Toys, SBS TV collaborate on computer-animated show

The South Korean television station SBS announced on Monday that it is beginning to air the Zoobles children's animated series on Wednesday in South Korea. The anime is a collaboration between SBS, SBS Contents Hub, and the Japanese company Sega Toys. According to the Nikkei business news source, Sega Toys will release toys related to the series, and both companies will share the production expenses for the show. The show features characters based on different flavors of hard candy such as chocolate banana, cherry, and strawberry milk. The spirited animals love to dance and play tricks.

Sega Toys is currently streaming a promotional video in Japanese for the show.

SBS and Sega Toys also plan to broadcast the anime in other Asian regions such as China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, India, and Vietnam. The toys are aimed at girls six to nine years old. Sega Toys is aiming for 5 billion yen (about US$60 million) in retail sales in the year ending in September of 2014.

Thanks to Liam for the news tip.

Source: Yonhap News

Image © Sega Toys/Spin Master/Zoobles Committee

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