Shin-chan's Shinei Streams Original Anime Shorts

posted on 2010-05-16 23:57 EDT
Nanchatte! political satire & Potecco Babies with contest-winning characters

The Japanese anime studio Shinei Animation has announced on Monday that it has begun streaming original net anime titles for free as part of its Shinei Puchi Ani Gekijō (Shinei Petit Anime Theater) on its YouTube channel. Shinei is best known for producing the animation for the Doraemon and Crayon Shin-chan television anime series. The first two net anime series of shorts are Nanchatte! and Potecco Babies (Potekko Beibiizu).

In Nanchatte! (pictured at top right), Tetsuo Yasumi (ATASHIn'CHI, Gokyoudai Monogatari, Zenmai Zamurai) directs a satire gag story about politics for adults. Potecco Babies (pictured at left) received recognition in Shinei's 1st in-house character contest, and that resulted the studio greenlighting an anime version. Animator Shinichi Kuniyasu (The Girl Who Leapt Through Time, Naruto the Movie: Guardians of the Crescent Moon Kingdom, Doraemon: Nobita no Kyoryu [2006]) directs this project about potato characters.

The Japanese video website Gyao! will also start streaming the net anime shorts in late May.

Image © Shin-ei Animation

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