Rock Duo Puffy to Voice-Act in Usagi Drop Anime
posted on by Jennifer Sherman
The Japanese rock duo Puffy (PuffyAmiYumi) will be voice-acting in the ninth episode of the Usagi Drop anime, which will air on September 1. Ami Onuki and Yumi Yoshimura will play children's afterschool caretakers who were designed by the Usagi Drop (Bunny Drop) manga creator Yumi Unita. Puffy's last voice acting roles were in the 2006 slice-of-life anime Hataraki Man.
The duo has performed various anime theme songs, including the opening for Usagi Drop titled "Sweet Drops." (The song will also be the theme song for the live-action film adaptation.) The CD single for "Sweet Drops" will go on sale on August 17 in Japan.
The American cartoon Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi, which ran from 2004 to 2006, was based on the musical lives of the duo. Puffy performed the theme song for that show as well as for Cartoon Network's Teen Titans animated series (although they did not voice-act in either).