Cocotama Gets New TV Anime With New Protagonist in September

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The staff of the Kami-sama Minarai: Himitsu no Cocotama (God Apprentices: Secretive Cocotama) anime series announced on Thursday that the franchise will get a new television anime series titled Kira Kira Happy ★ Hirake! Cocotama (Sparkling Happy ★ Open! Cocotama) that will premiere on September 6 at 5:55 p.m.

The new series will focus on a new protagonist named Haruka Hoshinogawa, and a Cocotama god born from her precious ribbon.

Minami Takahashi will voice Haruka Hoshinogawa, while Inori Minase will voice Ribbon, the Cocotama from Haruka's ribbon. Mariya Ise will voice Pillow, the Cocotama from Haruka's pillow. Other cast members include Yu Shimamura and Aki Toyosaki.

The Kami-sama Minarai: Himitsu no Cocotama anime series premiered on TV Tokyo in October 2015 and is still ongoing. The franchise also includes a popular line of toys and a free smartphone app.

In the franchise, "Cocotama" are tiny gods born from the thoughts and feelings of objects that people use with great care. The fact that Cocotama wear part of the egg they hatch out of as underwear is proof that they are still apprentices. The Cocotama use a mysterious magic, and they train hard to be of use to humans and to become full gods. They live inside human houses and stealthily move around to help humans find things they have lost, although they make many mistakes.

The franchise received an anime film titled Eiga Kami-sama Minarai: Himitsu no Cocotama: Kiseki o Okose ♪ Teppuru to Dokidoki Cocotama Kai (God Apprentices: Secretive Cocotama Movie: Make a Miracle ♪ Teppuru and the Heart-Pounding Cocotama World) that opened in April 2017.

Source: The Mainchi Shimbun's Mantan Web

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