Every Day Is a Strange Adventure in "Uchi no Oochopus" TV Anime
The main cast has been announced for Uchi no Oochopus (“Our Oochopus”), an upcoming short form children’s anime about the everyday adventures of a pair of kids that befriend a UMA (“unidentified mysterious animal”). The main cast includes:
Chisa Yuuki as Oochopus, the “rarest creature in the world”. Oochopus looks cute, but whenever it eats anything it transforms into a scary monster. Going to the bathroom returns Oochopus to its original state.
Kazutomi Yamamoto as Kantarou, a curious and affectionate young boy who can sometimes be fickle and troublesome. Kantarou is a good older brother to his younger sister, An-chan, and he loves Oochopus.
Kana Asumi as An-chan, Kantarou’s younger sister. An-chan can be surprisingly mature for her age, but she’s also on the stubborn side and is truly terrifying when she is angry. An-chan also loves Oochopus.
Yukari Fukui as Mama, the mother of Kantarou and An-chan. Mama is always caring but sometimes strict, and she has an easy-going personality. She doesn’t mind having strange creatures such as Oochopus in the house, and she loves Papa very much.
And Wataru Takagi as Papa, the father of Kantarou and An-chan. Papa is a UMA researcher, and although his work causes him to travel frequently, he’s always thinking of his family. He’s very excited to meet Oochopus.
Other cast members include:
- Kosuke Echigoya as the “Uncle” Next Door.
- Chika Makihara as the “Auntie” Next Door.
- Tomoyuki Shimura as Aniki.
- And Kiyohiro Yamaguchi as Jans.
Based on the original work by Nobumi, Uchi no Oochopus is directed by Wonowataru and Masanori Numaguchi and features animation by Shirogumi. The series will broadcast on NHK E TV every Tuesday at 5:20 PM JST beginning on January 09, 2018. Each episode will be approximately 15 minutes long.
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