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Wooser's Hand-to-Mouth Life Manga Gets TV Anime by Supercell Members

posted on 2012-08-24 00:30 EDT
Death Note's Mamoru Miyano voices mysterious mascot of supercell's Yoshiki Usa

The Japanese broadcaster TV Tokyo opened a website to announce that a weekly anime adaptation of Yoshiki Usa and Tomoko Fujinoki's Wooser no Sono Higurashi (Wooser's Hand-to-Mouth Life) manga will premiere on October 2. The 3D shorts center around Wooser, a mysterious mascot character who lives on the Internet and whose charming appearance belies a corrupt heart that craves money, meat, and gals.

Usa, a member of the musical group supercell, has been writing a journal column for the past decade, and illustrator Tomoko Fujinoki turned the column into a series of one-panel manga that Kodansha's Seikaisha subsidiary is publishing next month.

Toyonori Yamada, a director of photography on Gurren Lagann and Lupin III: The Woman Called Fujiko Mine, is directing the anime at the studio SANZIGEN. Kazuyuki Fudeyasu (Ben-To, Tantei Opera Milky Holmes, Kämpfer) is in charge of the scripts. Mamoru Miyano (Death Note, Gundam 00) will play Wooser, and Tia is performing "Love Me, Gimme," the theme song written and composed by supercell's Ryo.

Good Smile Company is making a plush figure of Wooser. In addition to airing on TV Tokyo on Tuesdays at 25:35 (effectively Wednesdays at 1:35 a.m.), the anime shorts will run on the niconico video service.

[Via Ota-Suke, Temple Knights]

Image © Project Wooser


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