TMS Entertainment Produces Space Bug CG TV Anime
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Animation studio TMS Entertainment announced on Wednesday that it is producing an original 3DCG television anime series titled Space Bug. The show will premiere on Tokyo MX on July 8, and will air two 11-minute episodes every Sunday at 10:30 a.m.
The anime is set in the far future, and centers on insects left behind on a space station, who begin a grand journey to return to their hometown in Earth. The protagonists are the high-spiritied Midge, the smart Professor, and the perennially lazy Marbo.
The cast includes:
- Natsumi Ogawa as Midge, a sleeping chrinomid fly
- Tomoyuki Maruyama as the Professor, a cricket
- Yasuyuki Sano as Marbo, a spider
- Takahiro Fujiwara as Geroppa
- Kouji Ochiai as Itō
- Hideki Tanaka as Katō
- Sarah Emi Bridcutt as Ellen
- Tomisaburou Horikoshi as Wan
Hiroyuki Nakao (Time Scoop Hunter) and Yoon Yoo-Byung are directing the show, and Nakao is also penning the scripts. The Gurihiru illustrator duo (Marvel Comics' The Unbelievable Gwenpool, Power Pack comic series) worked on the character designs. Nobuko Toda and Kazuma Jinnouchi are composing the music. Studios W.BABA and P.I.C.S. are working on the animation. SPC, TMS Entertainment, and W.BABA are producing the project in collaboration with TMS Jinni's, and TMS Entertainment is also credited for plannng.
Source: The Mainichi Shimbun's Mantan Web