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Netflix Orders Dino Girl Gauko Kids Anime Series for Late 2019 Debut

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Osomatsu-kun's Akira Shigino directs anime at Ascension

Entertainment news website Variety reported on Wednesday that Netflix has ordered a new kids anime titled Dino Girl Gauko (Kyōryū Shōjo Gauko), with the "first season" slated to debut in late 2019. Akira Shigino (Osomatsu-kun, Nanako SOS, Crayon Shin-chan movies 17 and 18) is directing the anime at Ascension.

Variety describes the anime:

The comedy series is set in Japan and follows Naoko Watanabe, a typical tween girl aside from the fact that she possesses strange and sometimes troubling powers. When her anger exceeds a maximum level, she turns into Gauko, the fire-breathing dinosaur girl.

The first episode, "Dad's Little Secret" ("Otōsan no Himitsu"), will compete in the TV Films category of this year's Annecy International Animation Film Festival in June.

Thanks to Liam for the news tip.

Sources: Variety (Brent Lang), Animation Business Journal (Tadashi Sudo)

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