Surreal Post-Apocalyptic Animal Anime Donyatsu's 8th Short Streamed

posted on 2014-01-31 06:54 EST
Takashi Matsuyama plays leader of mouse army who try to eat Donyatsu and the gang 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 eighth anime short on Friday.

The episode stars Takashi Matsuyama as Shogun, the leader of the army of mice (all voiced by Manami Shirakawa) who try to eat Donyatsu and the other pastry hybrids. After telling his soldiers, “Attention!,” and “At ease!” a multitude of times, he tells them to “Take a rest,” to which the mice army responds to by starting a beach vacation. Shogun tells his army that the next time they meet the Donyatsu gang, the pastries will be inside of their bellies. The episode changes the scene to Donyatsu (Yukari Tamura), who actually has a fork in his head. Though Begal (Keiji Fujiwara) asks if Donyatsu is OK, Donyatsu giggles joyfully.

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 ([email protected], Tono to Issho, 30-sai no Hoken Taiiku, Kakko-Kawaii Sengen!) and the studio Gathering ([email protected], 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 third compiled book volume last August.

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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