Kiyoshi Matsuda (Kumamiko, Kakeguruixx) serves as director at MAPPA/Lapintrack
Uchitama?! ~ Uchi no Tama Shirimasen ka?~, a new TV anime series inspired by Sony Creative Products' Tama & Friends character franchise is set to premiere on Fuji TV's Noitamina programming block in January 2020. The anime's official website and Twitter also opened with a teaser visual featuring its two main characters, Tama and Pochi.
The franchise using various types of cat and dog character illustrations was originally launched in 1983, and has been adapted into manga, stage plays, novels, picture books, and anime. Unlike the previous anime, Uchitama?! features anthropomorphized characters based on the franchise's main cats and dogs.
Kiyoshi Matsuda (Kumamiko, Kakeguruixx) serves as director, alongside series composition writer Kimiko Ueno (The Royal Tutor), Mai Otsuka (Shakugan no Shana, Non Non Biyori), and soundtrack composer [email protected] (Haganai, Encouragement of Climbing). MAPPA and Lapintrack co-work on anime production.
Main voice cast:
- Tama Okamoto: Souma Saito
- Pochi Yamada: Kensho Ono
- Tora Kizo; Yusuke Shirai
- Momo Hanasaki: Kana Hanazawa
- Be Kawahara: Yuuma Uchida
- Koma Oketani: Tomoyo Kurosawa
- Nora: Yuki Kaji
- Kuro Mikawa: Yuichiro Umehara
- Gon Noda: Wataru Hatano
- Buru Kuramochgi: Tomoaki Maeno
Source: Aniplex press release
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