Disney's Fireball CG Anime Shorts Get 3rd Season After 6 Years
posted on by Egan Loo
A third season of Disney's Japanese 3D CG anime Fireball will premiere on the BS (Broadcast Satellite) television channel Dlife at 9:55 p.m. on October 6. The "high-density industrial gag short animation" is returning, six years after the last series, with the new Fireball Humorous season. A new episode will debut every month for three consecutive months.
This anime of two-minute shorts follows the daily life of a female robot duchess named Drossel von Flügel (played by Miyuki Kawasho) and her guardian servant robot Gedächtnis (Toru Ohkawa). Wataru Arakawa produces, writes, and directs the anime, and Takayuki Yanase (Mobile Suit Gundam 00, Ghost in the Shell Arise) is in charge of the mechanical and character designs. The main cast, Arakawa, and Yanase are all returning for the new season.
Jinni's Animation Studios produced the first Fireball series of 3D computer-animated shorts. The series debuted on Disney Channel Japan in 2008. Arakawa returned to write and direct the second series, a prequel titled Fireball Charming which premiered in 2011.
Disney's Dlife channel had announced in June that the channel would mark its fifth anniversary with new projects for the Fireball anime. The first part of the projects were two 10-second "Dlife Kaikyoku 5 Shūnen Station ID" (Dlife Station Launch 5th Anniversary Station ID) videos that ran that month.
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