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Masaaki Yuasa's Shin-chan Spinoff Super Shiro Reveals Cast, October 14 Debut in Video

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Akio Ohtsuka voices Shin-chan's dog as a superhero, Yukana plays alien

The official website for Super Shiro, an anime spinoff of the Crayon Shin-chan franchise, began streaming a promotional video for the anime on Thursday. The video reveals the anime's cast and October 14 debut on the AbemaTV and Video Pass streaming services.

The comedy story follows the Nohara family dog Shiro becoming a superhero and protecting the legendary bone "Bobobobobone" from the evil inventor dog Dekapoo and his ambitions of world domination. Mari Mashiba reprises her Crayon Shin-chan role of Shiro, but Akio Ohtsuka voices the heroic voice inside Shiro after Shiro transforms into a superhero. Yukana voices Bibo, the humanoid alien that gives orders to Shiro. Anri Katsu voices Shiro's rival Dekapoo.

Masaaki Yuasa (DEVILMAN crybaby, Lu over the wall, Night is Short, Walk On Girl, Kaiba, Ping Pong) is serving as overall director, with Tomohisa Shimoyama (DEVILMAN crybaby animation director, key animator for Crayon Shin-chan movies 14 and 15) as chief director at Science SARU. Kimiko Ueno (Little Witch Academia, Crayon Shin-chan movies 21, 23, 26) is writing the scripts. TV Asahi, Shinei Animation, ADK EM, and Futabasha are producing the anime.

Yuasa has worked as a storyboarder and setting designer on many film entries in the Crayon Shin-chan anime series, most recently on the 2015 film Eiga Crayon Shin-chan: Ora no Hikkoshi Monogatari ~Saboten Daishūgeki.

TV Asahi has been airing the Crayon Shin-chan anime based on the late Yoshito Usui's manga of the same name since 1992. The show is consistently one of the most watched anime series in Japan. The anime also has a series of 26 films. The 27th film, Eiga Crayon Shin-chan Shinkon Ryokō Hurricane ~Ushinawareta Hiroshi~ (Crayon Shin-chan the Movie: Honeymoon Hurricane, Lost Hiroshi), opened in Japan on April 19.

Voice actress Akiko Yajima stepped down from her role as the show's protagonist after 26 years in June, and Yumiko Kobayashi replaced Yajima in the role.

Source: Super Shiro website, Comic Natalie


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