Animals Shoot for the Moon in Space Academy TV Anime

Main cast, main staff, and preview revealed for upcoming children's show that hits NHK E TV in April of 2021

Kotestu and Niko stand on a miniature moon among a field of stars in a scene from the upcoming Uchuu Nanchara Kotetsu-kun TV anime.


Kids who dream of some day visiting space will have some fresh inspiration soon, because Uchuu Nanchara Kotetsu-kun ("Space Something or Other Kotetsu-kun", known in English as Space Academy), a manga by Yuuji Nishimura about animal people training to become astronauts, is being adapted into a children's TV anime that will broadcast on NHK E TV beginning in April of 2021.


The main staff for Uchuu Nanchara Kotetsu-kun has been revealed, including:


  • Original work: Yuuji Nishimura
  • Director: Hazumu Sakuta
  • Series composition: Yōichi Katō
  • Animation production: Fanworks



The cast for Uchuu Nanchara Kotetsu-kun includes:


  • Natsumi Fujiwara as Kotetsu.
  • Junya Enoki as Niko.
  • Masashi Tamaki as Lou.
  • Ayana Taketatsu as Hikaru.
  • Akane Yamaguchi as Otama.
  • Kappei Yamaguchi as Jii-chan ("Grandpa").
  • And Tsuyoshi Muro the Narrator and DAXA-kun.


A key visual for the upcoming Uchuu Nanchara Kotetsu-kun TV anime, featuring the main cast of anthropomorphic animals in their Space Academy training suits posing on the campus of the Space Academy.


In Uchuu Nanchara Kotetsu-kun, it has been 50 years since human beings landed on the moon, prompting the Prime Minister of Animal Country to declare a new era of space exploration by saying that animals will also set their paw prints there. The story of the series is set at Animal Country Space Academy, and it follows the adventures of Kotetsu, a first year pilot candidate, and his friends as they learn the skills that they need to become space explorers.


Uchuu Nanchara Kotetsu-kun will broadcast on NHK E TV on Wednesdays during the 18:45 time slot (6:45pm JST) beginning on April 07, 2021.




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Copyright notice: © 2021 Space Academy / Chokkura Tsuki Made Committee


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