Crayon Shin-chan's 3rd Spinoff Anime Series Debuts on Amazon in February

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New series is based on "Lone Wolf and Family" story of original manga

Amazon Japan announced on Monday that it will exclusively stream a third season of the Crayon Shin-chan Gaiden anime series beginning on February 22. The new season is titled Crayon Shin-chan: Lone Wolf and Family (Crayon Shin-chan Gaiden Kazokuzure Ōkami). The anime will have 13 episodes of about seven minutes each, and will stream one episode every Wednesday on the Amazon Prime Video service. Amazon also released a 30-second trailer for the series.

Amazon describes the series:

Master butt-swordsman Hiroshinosuke Nohara (Lone Wolf) travels with his family seeking employment. The family encounters a mysterious girl Hazumi and a wild dog Shiro, and decides to travel together. The group is attacked by various assassins, eventually their lives are threatened by the butt-swordsmen's enemy, the armpit-swordsmen of the Demon Bull Clan. Who will win: butts or armpits? Against an array of idiosyncratic enemies, Hiroshinosuke Nohara and his son Shinnosuke have the chance to display their swashbuckling skills.

The anime adapts the "Lone Wolf and Family" story from the Crayon Shin-chan manga, which itself is based on Kazuo Koike's Lone Wolf and Cub manga.

Michio Mihara, an episode director on the Shin-chan anime, and a storyboarder and unit director in last year's Crayon Shin-chan Bakusui! Yumemi World Dai Totsugeki franchise film, is directing this new anime. Kimiko Ueno is returning from the second spinoff series, and is credited as showrunner and screenwriter. Ueno wrote the screenplay for 2015's Eiga Crayon Shin-chan: Ora no Hikkoshi Monogatari ~Saboten Daishūgeki film.

The first season debuted on Amazon Prime Video last August, and the second series premiered in November.

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