Surreal Post-Apocalyptic Donyatsu Animal Anime Shorts to End in May
posted on by Lynzee Loveridge
Character designer and manga creator Yuusuke Kozaki wrote on Twitter on Wednesday that the final Donyatsu animated short will air in May. 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 last June. A new short has debuted every month.
劇場版ショートアニメ『どーにゃつ』の方はついに1年間の上映を経て5月最終回!長いようであっという間でしたねえ。— コザキユースケ (@kymg) April 24, 2014
Kozaki launched the surreal manga about animal/snack hybrids in a post-apocalyptic world in Square Enix's Young Gangan magazine in December 2011, and Square Enix published the third compiled book volume last August.
Kozaki is 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. He will be a guest at Baltimore's Otakon convention on August 8-10.
Image © Kozaki Yusuke/Square Enix, Donyatsu Production Committee