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1st Episode of 'Fastening Days' Anime Shorts' 3rd Part Streamed With Japanese, English Audio

posted on by Jennifer Sherman

Zipper maker YKK began streaming Episode 1 of the third part of its "Fastening Days" series of anime shorts on Wednesday. YKK is streaming the episode on YouTube with both Japanese and English audio, and the short is available in a total of seven languages: Japanese, English, Chinese, French, Spanish, Thai, and Vietnamese.

Tomotaka Shibayama (episode director for Space Brothers, unit director for Saint Young Men) is replacing Hiroyasu Ishida as director of the third part of the anime shorts at Studio Colorido. Japanese pop trio Perfume is returning to perform the ending theme song "Sweet Refrain." Perfume performed the ending songs "Hurly Burly" for the first short and “Hold Your Hand” for the second short.

In the story of the third part, which YKK describes as "an exciting tale of bravery and adventure," Yoji, Kei and Kelly use zippers to rescue an endangered city. The second episode of the third part will debut on September 13, followed by the third episode on September 20.

The first "Fastening Days" short premiered in 2014, and the second short debuted in 2016. The first two parts have been viewed a total of more than 13 million times worldwide. The project won the Silver Prize in the Original Content category in the Animonozukuri Awards this year.

Perfume performed in four cities in the United States last year.

[Via Otakuma Keizai Shimbun]

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