Mages, Toei Animation Reveal Animal Theratopia Collaboration Project
posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
The project will start with a CD release on July 29 that will feature both songs and drama tracks. There will be five CD releases in total. The website for the project also teases a radio program.
The project stars: (from left to right in above image)
- Yūya Hirose as Lotus (pygmy marmoset younger brother)
- Wataru Hatano as Ginger (sulphur-crested cockatoo)
- Shōhei Komatsu as Myrrh (pygmy marmoset older brother)
- Shunichi Toki as Sweet Olive (black cat)
- Tetsuei Sumiya as Yuzu (Shiba)
- Yuuto Suzuki as Nerori (axolotl)
- Kent Itō as Hinoki (ferret)
Additionally, Kenjiro Tsuda will play the manager. The characters' animal designs are pictured below.
Nakahara is in charge of the original character designs. Mai Matsuura (KING OF PRISM by PrettyRhythm, Sirius the Jaeger) is the character designer for the human forms, and Akiko Takamichi is the character designer for the animal forms. Mitsutaka Hirota (series composition for Sweetness & Lightning, The Prince of Tennis II) is writing the scenario, and Taro Masuda (BOFURI: I Don't Want to Get Hurt, so I'll Max Out My Defense.) is composing the background music.
In the story of the franchise, a soothing and calming "utopia" exists for those who are worn out, a place called "Animal Theratopia." The animals inhabiting "Animal Theratopia" turn into human form at night.