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PPAP Singer Pikotarō to Star in Improv Anime

posted on by Karen Ressler
Comedian plays himself, every other character in anime premiering this summer

Avex opened an official website and Twitter account on Wednesday for an anime series starring Pikotarō, the stage name of Japanese comedian Kazuhito "Daimaō" Kosaka. The anime, titled Pikotarō no Lullaby Lu-llaby, will premiere this summer on television and the dTV streaming service.

Pikotarō will improvise the story of each three-minute episode using an illustration by the anime's director Takashi Taniguchi. He will tell each story in the style of a fairy tale and voice every character, including himself. Flash animation studio DLE will handle animation production. Pikotarō is credited as the original creator and with the music under his "producer" name Daimaō Kosaka.

Pikotarō is best known for his bizarre viral music video "PPAP (Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Pen)."

Source: Cinema Today via Otakomu

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