New Sylvanian Families/Calico Critters Anime Premieres on Thursday

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda

Tokyo MX announced on Monday that it will premiere a new 12-episode anime series based on the Sylvanian Families toy line on Thursday. The series will also premiere on Sun TV on Sunday. The series will feature new characters. The series of three-minute shorts is titled Sylvanian Families Mini Story Clover.

The returning cast includes:

New cast members include:

Shogakukan Music & Digital Entertainment animated the previous anime series in 2017.

The story takes place in a village called Sylvania, and centers on Chocolate Usagi-chan, Kurumi Risu-kun, and their friends and families.

Japanese company Epoch created the original toy line in 1985. The franchise inspired a 1987 American animated series, as well as 1998 British stop-motion animated series. The franchise also inspired a three-episode Japanese CG anime video series (with a different voice cast from the upcoming series) in 2007. In the United States, the franchise is also known as Calico Critters.

Source: MoCa News

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