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Jong-Tama Pong☆ Anime Reveals Cast, More Staff, Promo Video, April 1 Premiere

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Maaya Uchida, Mariya Ise, more star in anime based on Cat Food Studio, Yostar's mahjong game

The official website for Jong-Tama Pong☆, the "comical" television anime shorts adaptation of Cat Food Studio and Yostar's free-to-play mahjong game Mahjong Soul (Jong-Tama or Jan-Tama/majsoul), revealed the show's main cast, additional staff, April 1 premiere, and promotional video on Friday.

The anime stars: (left to right in top row then bottom, character name romanizations not confirmed)

Kenshirō Morii (Anime-Gataris, BanG Dream! Girls Band Party! Pico, Grand Blues!) is directing the anime at Scooter Films, and Alke is credited with animation cooperation. Morii is also overseeing and writing the series scripts. Motoki Nakanishi is the assistant director. Sōshi Kinutani is adapting the character designs for animation, Noriko Tsutsui is the art director, Takatoshi Hamano is the sound director, and Shintarō Mori is composing the music.

The Chinese game company Cat Food Studio developed the online mahjong game and launched it in China in 2018. Yostar debuted it in Japan as a web browser game in April 2019. The game is also now available as an app on iOS and Android devices. The game is free-to-play, but players can update their avatar characters and accessories with random microtransactions.

Sources: Jong-Tama Pong☆ anime's website, Comic Natalie

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