NYCC Metaverse Event Lists 10 Anpanman Films Set to Stream on Tubi

The New York Comic Con x MCM Comic Con Metaverse online event’s schedule is listing a “First Look at Japanese Phenom Anpanman Ahead of U.S. Debut on Tubi” panel for October 11, 2020 at 9:25 p.m. EDT, and the panel description states that streaming service Tubi will stream 10 films from the Soreike! Anpanman franchise. Tubi had previously announced that it would stream six films from the franchise.

Tubi will stream the films on its service this fall. The films will be available in English and Spanish.

Tubi describes Anpanman as:

Through a deal with TMS Entertainment, making its English and Spanish language debut and available exclusively on Tubi, are six movies featuring Anpanman, one of the most recognized animated characters in Asia and the most popular character among both boys and girls in Japan. Anpanman is so popular that the K-Pop band BTS wrote a song about him. The Anpanman franchise has generated over $60 billion in merchandising sales. Anpanman is a superhero whose head is an anpan, a popular Japanese pastry. He is a champion of justice and flies anywhere to help those in trouble.

The Soreike! Anpanman television anime series began in 1988, and new Anpanman films have opened each summer since 1989.

Source: ANN

Tubi to Stream Six Anpanman Films in English and Spanish

Streaming service Tubi has announced that it will stream six films from the Soreike! Anpanman franchise on its service in Fall 2020. The films will be available in English and Spanish.

The Soreike! Anpanman television anime series began in 1988, and new Anpanman films have opened each summer in Japan since 1989.

The new Spanish-language Tubi en Español service will launch this year in the United States with more than 800 titles and 3,000 hours of content.

Source: ANN

Miina Tominaga to Succeed Hiromi Tsuru as Dokin-chan in the Anpanman Anime

The staff of the Soreike! Anpanman anime series has announced that Miina Tominaga will play the role of Dokin-chan in the anime after the character’s voice actress, Hiromi Tsuru, passed away on November 16, 2017. Tominaga also plays the character Rollpanna in the show, and will play both roles from now on.

In addition, Rei Sakuma will temporarily play the role of Dokin-chan in the anime’s Christmas special. Sakuma also plays the character Batako in the show.

Tominaga will debut in the role in the show’s 1,390th episode on January 26, 2018. The Christmas special will air on December 22, 2017. Voice recording for the special took place on November 20, 2017 for all parts other than Dokin-chan.

Source: ANN

Next Anpanman Film Opening in Japan in July 2014

The staff and cast of the Anpanman anime has announced that Soreike! Anpanman: Ringo Boya to Minna no Negai, the first film since the death of Anpanman creator Takashi Yanase, will be opening in Japanese theaters on July 5, 2013. The announcement also confirmed that the Anpanman television anime series will be continuing.

Yanase passed away in October 2013, and the announcement was made on the day that would have been Yanase’s 95th birthday.

Source: ANN

Anpanman Creator Takashi Yanase Passes Away

Takashi Yanase, the creator of the Anpanman manga and anime series, passed away on October 13, 2013 due to heart failure. He was 94 years old at the time of his passing.

Prior to becoming a full-time manga creator, Yanase worked in the Mitsukoshi department store chain’s advertising department, and he also contributed wrapping paper designs.

Yanase also served as the head of the Japan Cartoonists Association from 2000 to 2012, when he retired due to his health and his age. In addition, Yanase also wrote the lyrics for Taku Izumi’s “Te no Hira wo Taiyo ni.” He also designed the Gomen Ekio-kun character for Tosa Kuroshio Railway’s Gomen Nahari Line.

Source: ANN