New Series of Anime Shorts to Focus on Ultraman Monsters
posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
A bar in Kawasaki city in Japan whose concept is a place for the monsters featured in the tokusatsu franchise Ultra to relax and drink their stresses away is getting a series of television anime shorts titled Kaijū Sakaba Kanpai! (Monster Bar Cheers!). The series will premiere on July 7.
In the series of shorts, various monsters from the Ultra franchise visit the "Monster Bar" every evening to drink away their troubles, whether they have fought a good fight against the Ultra heroes that day or if they've been beaten black and blue. The monsters all gather to refresh themselves, to gather their energy, and to come up with more sinister plans for tomorrow. Baltan is the shop manager of the "Monster Bar," his assistants are Dada and Kanegon, and his part-time worker is Pigmon. The bar's regular customers include: Red King, Eleking, Gomora, Gudon, Zetton, King Joe, and Twin Tail.
DLE Inc. is currently streaming a promotional video for the series.
Note: The below video is region-locked to Japan.
Each episode will be three minutes long, and the series will run for 13 episodes. The show will air on Tokyo MX TV and BS11, and Bandai Channel will also stream the series.
Minoru Kawasaki (Chikyū Bōei Mibōjin film) is directing the series of shorts and is also scripting the series alongside Mamoru Nakano (Haiyoru! Nyaruani: Remember My Mr. Lovecraft, Thermae Romae), Tomo Tomisaka, and others. Reiji Erada and Seiichirō Shimizu are designing the characters. DLE Inc. is animating the series.
The "Kaijū Sakaba" (Monster Bar) entertainment bar opened in Kawasaki in March 2014, and then the bar revamped itself and reopened as "Kaette Kita Kaijū Sakaba" (Monster Bar Returns) in April 2015. A separate "Ganso Kaijū Sakaba" (Original Monster Bar) bar also exists in Osaka.
Source: MoCa News
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