Reiwa no Di Gi Charat project prepares for 2022 festivities
Broccoli and GAMERS' mascot franchise Di Gi Charat first kicked off in 1998, and it's getting ready to celebrate its 24th anniversary in 2022. Thus, the Reiwa no Di Gi Charat project has begun, and the first item out the gate is a new mini anime from LIDEN FILMS.
Hiroaki Sakurai—who helmed many previous Di Gi Charat anime projects, including Madhouse's original 16-episode TV anime in 1999—is back to direct, with Atsuko Watanabe (Hanayamata, Valkyria Chronicles) handling character designs.
Cast members returning for the mini anime include Asami Sanada as Di Gi Charat, Miyuki Sawashiro as Petit Charat, Kyoko Hikami as Rabi~en~Rose, Yoshiko Kamei as Gema, Megumi Hayashibara as Piyocola Analogue III, Kousuke Toriumi as Rik Heisenberg, Chihiro Suzuki as Ky Schweitzeri, and Tomo Saeki as Coo Erhard.
Satomi Akesaka will voice goddess of Broccoli Brocco-desu, and there's also a new character on the way, Bushiroad's guardian deity Bushirodo-no-Mikoto.
Original character designer Koge-Donbo* whipped up a key visual and celebratory sketch:
Stay tuned for more as we get closer to the anniversary!