Matsuyama City's Anime Short Sequel Streamed

posted on by Kyle Cardine
Sequel to 2013 short features islands west of Matsuyama

The official website for Matsuyama City's anime short series began streaming the sequel to its 2013 anime short on Thursday. The sequel, titled "Mattsu, Yamma and Moburi - Suigun Otakara to Nazotoki no Shimajima" (Mattsu, Yamma and Moburi - The Naval Treasure and Riddle Island), follows the three main characters from the first short as they are transported to a floating version of Nakajima and the surrounding islands west of Matsuyama. They encounter a mysterious boy named Alan Shirohama (named after the GENERATIONS from EXILE TRIBE member who plays him) as they try to return to the city.

The original short "Mattsu, Yamma and Moburi - The Mystery of the Seven Gems and the Flying Castle" premiered in 2013. The short follows three kids named Mattsu, Yamma, and Moburi as they try to recover seven jewels from Matsuyama's famous attractions, which is located in Ehime Prefecture on the island of Shikoku. The first short features subtitles in English, French, German, Korean, and Chinese.

The cast of the first short includes Nana Mizuki as Moburi, Misa Watanabe as Mattsu, Mayuko Kouchi as Yanma, Akihiko Ishizumi as Mysterious Man 1, Yuya Tamaki as Mysterious Man 2, Tomochika as Moburi's older sister Tomochika, and Ehime Prefecture idol group Hime Kyun Fruit Can. GENERATIONS from EXILE TRIBE member Alan Shirahama joined the cast for the sequel, as well as Idol group nanoCUNE as themselves. All the cast members are from Ehime Prefecture or from Matsuyama City itself aside from Watanabe, whose husband is from the area. Sukima Switch provided the ending theme "Travelers High" for both shorts.

Saku Sakamoto directed and wrote the original short at Robot Studio and Koji Endo provided the music. Junichi Tanaka served as creative director and original story creator.

[Via Ota Suke]

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