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Uchurei Supernatural Comedy Anime to Debut Next Sunday (Updated)

posted on by Egan Loo
Story of teenager & his alien spirit pet from La Maison en Petits Cubes studio

TV Tokyo has revealed via a preview website that it will premiere a new weekly anime series called Uchurei on next Sunday. The "summer supernatural teen comedy" revolves around an ordinary high school boy named Takashi who ends up living with a space alien's spirit (uchūjin no yūrei) after a strange incident. He names the creature "Uchurei" and plans to keep it as a pet, but becomes possessed by it.

Hakuhodo's Taisuke Hata created the project, and the Robot Cage studio team has been animating it. Robot is the animation studio that La Maison en Petits Cubes director Kunio Katō famously thanked in his Oscar acceptance speech with a reference to Styx's "Mr. Roboto" song ("Domo arigato, Mr. Roboto") in February. Ryōko Yabuki is shooting the project off scripts by Kentarō Ushio. Robot Cage's Takuya Inaba (Nanami-chan) designed the characters.

Image © 2009 Robot/Hakuhodo

Update: MyCom Journal reports that 12 five-minute episodes are planned, and it also posted an image from the anime.

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