Kobito-Zukan Picture Books Get TV Anime Spinoff
The popular Kobito-Zukan picture book series gets a television anime adaptation. The retitled Chobitto-Zukan spinoff will run on Tokyo MX, Kids Sation and TV Kanazawa channels.
The picture book series was launched in 2006 and focused on Kobitos, the mysterious creatures that are neither plants nor insects. It has 2.7 million printed copies and the characters acquired the Licensing of the Year 2011 Grand Prix award. In addition, it lead the children’s book sales ranking in the year 2013.
Sumi Shimamoto will play the main character Kakuremomojiri while Tempura Kidz will perform the theme song.
The original character designs were done by Toshitaka Nabata. Motoichi Adachi serves as the scriptwriter and Jun Kanzaki is directing at Kachidoki Studio.