Taiiku Sōko TV Series Teaches Gymnastics with Mascots

posted on by Egan Loo
Gymnastics equipment anthropomorphized as characters training for Olympics

On Monday, the BS Fuji satellite television channel will premiere Taiiku Sōko (Gymnastics Warehouse), a new weekly program that uses mascots (yuru-character) to teach the basics of artistic and rhythmic gymnastics. The "fantasy story" takes place early on quiet mornings when no one is around. In the gym storeroom of a certain school, anthropomorphized gymnastics equpiment are aiming for the Olympics. In particular, there is a boy named "Gym-kun" who loves gymnastics. The voice cast features several Fuji Television personalities and announcers:

Ayako Katou: Gym-kun
Minako Nakano: Anbā (pommel horse)
Yōko Shōno: Chōbā (vault)
X: Kurara
Kikue Nishiyama: Gai
Midori Matsuo: Danchi (uneven bars)
Toshihiro Itō: Kin (balance beam)
Jōji Fukui: Yukazō (floor exercise)

Two episodes will air from 12:30 to 12:50 p.m every Monday.

Image © 2009 BS Fuji

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