Director Masaaki Yuasa and his Science SARU studio have announced that they are producing an anime spin-off of the Crayon Shin-chan franchise titled Super Shiro. The anime will follow Shin’s supposedly very normal dog Shiro, telling a story that Shiro is actually a super hero who protects the world.
Yuasa is serving as overall director, with Tomohisa Shimoyama as chief director at Science SARU. Kimiko Ueno is writing the scripts. TV Asahi, Shinei Animation, ADK EM, and Futabasha are producing the anime.
Yuasa has worked as a storyboarder and setting designer on many film entries in the Crayon Shin-chan anime series, most recently on the 2015 film Eiga Crayon Shin-chan: Ora no Hikkoshi Monogatari ~Saboten Daishūgeki.