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Surreal Post-Apocalyptic Animal Anime Donyatsu's 6th Short Streamed

posted on by Jennifer Sherman
Jun Fukuyama (Code Geass) plays Robosaki in new short of Yuusuke Kozaki's manga

The official YouTube channel for Donyatsu, the anime adaptation of Yuusuke Kozaki's surreal manga about animal/snack hybrids in a post-apocalyptic world, began streaming the sixth anime short on Friday.

In the short, feline/donut Donyatsu (Yukari Tamura) and feline/bagel Begaru (Keiji Fujiwara) meet with Robosaki (Jun Fukuyama), a large robot lying still in the city. When Begaru criticizes Robosaki for speaking like a textbook, Robosaki alters his speech patterns and blabs on and on with words like "dude" and "radical."

Donyatsu then suggests they play the word game shiritori, and Begaru adds that the loser has to be head-flicked by everyone else. However, not knowing what a "head flick" is, Robosaki emulates the finger flick he saw Begaru do to Donyatsu earlier. With his large size, Robosaki's finger flicks blow the cat hybrids away.

The anime shorts, each roughly two minutes long, began running before feature films in Tokyo's Shinjuku Wald 9 and other theaters in the T-Joy chain on June 1. A new short will debut every month from director Mankyū (PUCHIM@S, Tono to Issho, 30-sai no Hoken Taiiku, Kakko-Kawaii Sengen!) and the studio Gathering (PUCHIM@S, Tono to Issho, 30-sai no Hoken Taiiku, Inumarudashi—).

Kozaki launched the manga in Square Enix's Young Gangan magazine in December 2011, and Square Enix published the second compiled book volume this past March.

Kozaki is arguable best known outside Japan for his design work in the Fire Emblem Awakening, No More Heroes, and Osu! Tatakae! Oendan games. He also created designs for the Speed Grapher anime, which led to his role as character designer for Sunrise's Bakumatsu Kikansetsu Irohanihoheto. He designed the virtual idol duo Meaw for the Starchild Records label.

Kozaki published his first major manga series Kyoko Karasuma - Detective of the Asakusa Police Department in 2002 in the magazine Mystery B-Street. GungHo Online Entertainment announced in September that Kozaki is illustrating the PlayStation 4 game Lily Bergamo by Grasshopper Manufacturer's Goichi "Suda51" Suda (Lollipop Chainsaw, Killer is Dead).

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