Tsuburaya Productions' Kaiju Step Children's Project Gets Anime Shorts This Fall
posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Tsuburaya Productions revealed on Friday that it is developing a new series of anime shorts titled Kaiju Step Wandabada. The anime will premiere this fall and will air on the NHK E-TV channel. Each episode will be five minutes in length.
The project is based on a picture book series that launched in Shogakukan's mebae children's magazine in the magazine's September 2018 issue. Yōsuke Kihara illustrates the books, and Kikaseya Keitaro writes the books. The first book titled Little Pigg's Balloon launched in Japan in November 2018.
Tsuburaya Productions streamed a video for the project in July 2018.
Tsuburaya Productions revealed in an English news post in November that the project "cheers on the 'first step' of all children." The company describes the project:
The Kaiju of the ULTRAMAN series, are not just enemies defeated by the heroes. Each has their own special powers, looks, and characteristics which make them all unique. These characters are popular along with the Ultra Heroes.
The main characters of “KAIJU STEP” are the “little Kaiju”. The characters are designed as though the popular Kaiju in the ULTRAMAN series have become little kids. The story is set in the “little planet” where the unique “little Kaiju” try new things, meet new friends and portray each of their little “first steps”.
Tsuburaya Productions also streamed a previous short anime series starting in November 2018 on the Tsutaya TV streaming service, including the below episode "Little Pigg and Doughnuts."