Hello Kitty creator Sanrio is producing the first live-action TV show based on one of the studio’s main properties.
The series will be based on the Bosanimals character line, which is a series of colorful, soft-looking animals that have philosophical conversations with various human characters. Introduced in 2021, the characters have become popular in Japan thanks to an animated miniseries centered on a pink rabbit named Sakura and her various animal friends that aired online. Japanese animation Fuji TV and official Sanrio channel.
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Sanrio is currently developing a live-action series based on the characters in Japan, using colorful puppets and voice acting to bring the characters to life. The company hasn’t revealed any details about the plot, episode runtimes, or localization possibilities, although Sakura’s original voice actress, Mone Kamishiraishi will reprise her role. her role in the series. It will premiere on Fuji TV’s original VOD service starting later this year.
Known worldwide for its huge line of Hello Kitty & Friends characters, which includes Hello Kitty, My Melody, Kuromi and Cinnamoroll, among many others, Sanrio is a Japanese toy and entertainment company. Copy. They have produced a variety of merchandise and media based on their characters, such as the original Hello Kitty cartoon special from the late 80s and early 90s, as well as games. electronics and business partnerships with other major companies and even animation studios.
Most recently, they produced the Netflix series Aggretsuko about the office antics of a heavy metal-obsessed red panda named Retsuko, which ran for three seasons and a Christmas special. born. Netflix’s partnership with Sanrio continues after Aggretsuko’s success with the limited series Gudetama: An Eggcellent Adventure, in which the famous sentient egg yolk and his friend Shakipiyo find themselves making many mistakes at different locations. mundane locations such as kitchens or business offices.
However, aside from their theme park appearances, Sanrio had never used their characters in a live-action setting until the upcoming TV series Bosanimals was revealed. The characters have become more popular since their debut in the anime in 2021, though they have yet to dominate in the West, where Hello Kitty and Friends continue to dominate sales. at retail stores across the United States.
The Bosanimal live-action series is set for a fall 2023 release date on FOD, Fuji TV’s on-demand streaming service, although Sanrio has not revealed a specific launch date.
Source: Anime News Network