PaRappa the Rapper TV Anime Shorts Get 2nd Season Starting on August 3
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Fuji TV announced on Monday that PJ Berri no Mogu Mogu Munya Munya, the series of anime shorts based on the Parappa the Rapper video game, is getting a second season that will premiere on August 3.
The first series premiered in October, and aired during the the late-night variety program #Hi Poul, with each episode being around 90 seconds in length. The new series will again air within the same program.
The anime's cast are reprising their roles from the first season:
Yuuto Suzuki as PaRappa, PJ Berri's close friend. He is optimistic, skilled at rapping, and equipped with a wild imagination. He works part-time at the Chop Chop Fruites Cafe.
Yōji Ueda as Chop Chop Master Onion, a karate master from the east who formerly ran the Fruites Dojo, and now runs the Chop Chop Fruites Dojo as its owner/chef.
Oddjob is credited for the animation production for the new series, and Rodney Alan Greenblat is credited for the original character designs.
The first anime celebrated both the 20th anniversary of the franchise as a whole, and the 15th anniversary since the 2001 television anime. Doga Kobo was credited for animation production on the first series. An event celebrating both anniversaries will be held on August 2 in Tokyo.
The original PlayStation rhythm game by NanaOn-Sha shipped in 1996, and the series spawned two more games. Rodney Alan Greenblat designed the franchise's iconic characters. The game received a 30-episode television anime adaptation in 2001, which also aired on Fuji TV. PaRappa the Rapper Remastered, a PlayStation 4 remake of the original game, launched in the United States on April 4 and in Japan on April 20.