Kumamoto Prefecture has announced that the planned anime focusing on the prefecture’s Kumamon mascot character will be titled Mystery of Kumamon, and will have story concept, composition, and design by Tonko House. The animation studio will not handle the animation for the anime.
The anime is planned for worldwide distribution. When the anime was first announced in January 2018, it was noted that the anime is scheduled to be released in 2019.
Daisuke “Dice” Tsutsumi (Hayao Miyazaki’s nephew-in-law) and Robert Kondo, both former Pixar art directors, founded Tonko House in 2014.