Fanworks produces theatrical anime for popular mascot characters created by Yuri Yokomizo and San-X
The cute but anxious mascot characters of Sumikko Gurashi ("Life in the Corner") are branching out to the big screen, because they will star in a theatrical anime that will be released in Japanese cinemas 2019. The film celebrates the 7th anniversary of the series, which was introduced in 2012. Although few details about the production have currently been revealed, it is known that animation studio Fanworks is responsible for the animation production.
The Sumikko Gurashi characters were created by artist Yuri Yokomizo for the stationery company San-X, and they star in their own line of character goods, such as plush toys, writing utensils, and more. San-X describes Sumikko Gurashi as follows:
“Sumikkogurashi” are the characters living a quiet and solitary life in the corner. They might be able to settle down when they’re in the corners but they don’t like being in the center of the room. When they’re taken to the center of the room, they always rush back to the corner.
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