Bono Bono Gets Original Planetarium Anime in Fall

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Anime will be shown in planetariums in Japan, will feature original story

The official website for the new anime of Mikio Igarashi's four-panel gag comedy manga Bono Bono revealed on Wednesday that the anime will get an original planetarium anime that will be shown in planetariums throughout Japan this fall. The anime will feature an original story where Bono Bono and the other characters journey through space.

Shin Katagai (Neo Angelique Abyss) is directing the original anime at Eiken in collaboration with TYO Animations. Mitsutaka Hirota is returning to pen the script.

The anime series of eight-minute shorts premiered last April on Fuji TV, and is still airing. Crunchyroll is streaming the series as it airs in Japan. The anime stars:

Fukuko Yukimiyama as Bono Bono
Aya Ogata as Chipmunk (Shimarisu)
Shinpei Takano as Raccoon (Araiguma)
Yūki Kurofuji as Fishing Cat (Sunadori Neko)

Hidenori Yamaguchi (episode director for Machine Hayabusa, Sazae-san) is directing the anime at Eiken (Sazae-san, Musashi no Ken) in collaboration with TYO Animations. Mitsutaka Hirota (The Prince of Tennis II, Phantasy Star Online 2: The Animation) is handling the series composition, and Takatsugu Wakabayashi (Majin Bone, Dragonar Academy) is composing the music.

Igarashi's manga depicts the absurd gag humor of Bono Bono the otter, Shimarisu the chipmunk, Araiguma the raccoon, and other animals.

Igarashi serialized the original manga in Manga Life, Manga Club and other Takeshobo magazines from 1986 onward, and the series' first 40 volumes have 9 million copies in print. The first television anime of the manga ran from April 1995 to March 1996, and the new television anime that premiered last year is celebrating the manga's 30th anniversary.

Source: Animate Times

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