Takara Tomy, TBS Launch Kamiwaza Wanda Franchise With Anime, Manga

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Kappei Yamaguchi plays space dog who helps boy capture monsters causing world's software bugs

Japanese toy and game company Takara Tomy and broadcaster TBS opened a website on Tuesday for a new media franchise titled Kamiwaza Wanda (Miracle Wanda). The project features a television anime which will premiere on TBS in April and run every Saturday at 7:00 a.m. The website is streaming a promotional video for the anime.

Text: April 2016
Text: A super-big project begins.
Text: TBS, Takara Tomy, TMS Entertainment
Text: A powerful team brings you a spectacular anime!
Text: Yūto, the main character
Text: Wanda, the mysterious space dog
Text: A great adventure unfolds before the two.
Text: The key to the story:
Text: Monsters that hold a strange power: Promin
Text: And a strange power: Kamiwaza (miracle)
Text: Promin
Text: Can one boy and one dog save the world?
Text: This spring...
Text: Search!
Text: In all of Japan...
Text: Catch!
Text: A Kamiwaza whirlwind will sweep up everything!
Text: Touch!
Logo: Kamiwaza Wanda
Text: April 2016: Broadcast begins on nationwide TBS network's 28 channels, Saturdays at 7:00 a.m.
Logo: Wanda is the prince of Planet Wanda! Wanda is not a dog!

The story is set in a world where every event has been turned into programs, and mysterious monsters known as "Promin" maintain the world. However, many Promin who have turned into bugs known as "Bugmin" are responsible for many of the world's real-life bugs. Left alone, they may eventually turn into a big problem. The boy Yūto encounters the space dog Wanda, and the pair use a camera-like device and key items to capture Bugmin. Promin themselves are able to do things like "accelerate objects," "spew fire," or "create objects," through an ability known as "Kamiwaza" (miracle), and are able to fend off Bugmin with it. At first, the Bugmin only cause small, bothersome things, but it will soon elevate into a global scale threat. Can one boy and one dog save the world?

Kappei Yamaguchi will play Wanda in the anime.

Mitsuo Hashimoto (Dragon Ball Z storyboards, Beyblade G Revolution, Bakugan Battle Brawlers) is directing the anime at TMS Entertainment. Katsumi Hasegawa (Beyblade G Revolution, Beyblade: Metal Fusion, Battle Spirits Burning Soul) is in charge of series composition. Tetsuo Gensho is credited as producer for the franchise. This will be the first new anime in 13 years that TBS is producing for broadcast throughout its nationwide network.

Starting in February, the Shogakukan magazines Monthly Coro Coro Comic, Coro Coro Ichiban, Bessatsu Coro Coro Comis Special, Terebi-kun (TV-kun), and Yōchien will begin serializing manga for the franchise.


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