Stitch! Anime Gets 1st Special in 3 Years
posted on by Karen Ressler
A new Stitch! anime special, Stitch! Perfect Memory, will air on Japan's Disney channel on August 7. This will be the first new anime special for the franchise in three years.
Yuu Aoi will guest star in the special as "Tiira," an information analysis robot from the Galactic Federation.
In the story, a mysterious giant tank rocket begins stealing resources from various planets. On Earth, Yūna and Boogoo get involved in the incident and disappear. In order to save Yūna, Stitch teams up with Tiira.
The Stitch! anime is based on Disney's Lilo & Stitch! film. Disney co-produced the series with Japan's Madhouse anime studio.
Unlike the previous Lilo & Stitch! sequels which starred a Hawaiian girl named Lilo, the Stitch! series is based in a fictional island (not dissimilar to Japan's Okinawa) with a heroine named Yūna. The title character Stitch, a runaway alien test subject, remains largely unchanged in MADHOUSE's version.
The anime series spawned two sequel series in Japan: Stitch!: Itazura Alien no Daibōken and Stitch!: Zutto Saikō no Tomodachi. The original series premiered in Japan in 2008, and the two sequels premiered in Japan in 2009 and 2010. A one-hour sequel special, Stitch to Suna no Wakusei, aired in 2012.
The series premiered on Disney XD in the United States but only five episodes aired. The first season has aired with the English dub in other territories.
Thanks to Rachel S. for the news tip.