New Tama & Friends Anime Additional Cast, Staff, October 1 Premiere Revealed

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Erika Kaiho, Kaoru Katai, Natsumi Sugita, Kazusa Aranami, Karin Isobe, more join short anime

The official website of Tama & Friends: Uchi no Tama Shirimasen ka? (Tama & Friends: Do You Know My Tama?), the new Tama and Friends short anime, revealed the show's additional staff, additional cast, and premiere dates on September 20. The anime will premiere on Tokyo MX on October 1 at 7:00 a.m. within the Nyanda? Full TV program. The series will then air on Asahi Broadcasting Corporation, Chukyo TV, and TV-U Yamagata.

The additional cast includes:

  • Erika Kaiho as Pochi
  • Kaoru Katai as Tora
  • Natsumi Sugita as Nora
  • Kazusa Aranami as Koma
  • Karin Isobe as Bei
  • Haruka Uno as Kuro
  • Haruka Kitagaito as Gon
  • Junichirō Kokubun as Blu
  • Misaki Shiode as Takeshi Okamoto

Ayami Tsukui will play Tama, while Yoshino Nanjō will play Momo

Jun Kanzaki (Chobitto-Zukan) is directing the anime at Kachidoki Studio. Hiroshi Izawa (Jikū Bōken Nūmamonjaa, Digimon V-Tamer) is penning the script. Satoshi Kashimura (Neko no Dayan, Chobitto-Zukan) is sound director, while Maki Takuma (Sankarea: Undying Love, Wanna Be the Strongest in the World) is in charge of sound effects at Swara Pro. Kimiyoshi Maruyama (OZMAFIA!!) is composing the music. Spellbound is in charge of sound production.

Girl group La PomPon will perform the anime's theme song "Friends."

Kachidoki Studio is producing the anime in collaboration with Sony Creative Products. The story will be new but will keep the previous anime's heart-warming world view. The anime is part of a larger franchise revival for the 35th anniversary in 2018. The episodes will be approximately one minute long.

Sony Creative Products created the Tama and Friends characters in 1983. The anime franchise began with an original video anime series in 1989, followed by the Sanchome no Tama: Uchi no Tama Shirimasenka? television anime in 1994 and the anime film San-chōme no Tama: Onegai! Momo-chan o Sagashite!! in 1993. A spinoff television anime, Tama & Friends Sagase! Mahō no Punipuni Stone, aired in 2006. 4Kids Entertainment licensed the original television anime in 2001 and aired an English-dubbed version in North America.

In commemoration of the franchise's 30th anniversary in 2013, Sony Creative Products released several forms of media, including a novel, a real experience game, a picture book reissue, and stage play adaptation.

[Via Gadget Tsūshin]

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