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    Uchitama?! Have you seen my Tama? Joins Aniplex of America Winter 2020 Line-Up

    Take a peek into the purr-fectly delightful lives of Tama and his friends
    Source: Aniplex of America press release
    Official Site: uchitama.com (Japan), uchitama-anime.com (US)
    Special Thanks to Aiko Makino

    Image courtesy of Aniplex of America. ©Sony Creative Products Inc./Project UchiTama?!

    Aniplex of America is pleased to announce that Uchitama?! Have you seen my Tama? (うちタマ?! ~うちのタマ知りませんか?~, Uchi Tama!? ~Uchi no Tama Shirimasen ka?~) has joined its winter 2020 anime line-up and will begin streaming on FunimationNow starting January 9th and then on Crunchyroll starting February 8th. In this joint production by MAPPA (YURI!! ON ICE, KAKEGURUI) and Lapintrack (SARAZANMAI, ENDRIDE), viewers will get a charming glimpse into the lives of a group of cats and dogs inhabiting a quaint neighborhood on Third Street. Based on the characters from the beloved “Tama & Friends: Have you seen my Tama?” series, which was first introduced in 1983 and made famous on stationery and accessories, Uchitama?! is a new take on a long-established set of characters as the animals take on a human form for the first time ever.

    The series stars Soma Saito (KATSUGEKI TOUKEN RANBU, ALDNOAH.ZERO) as Tama, the curious pet cat owned by the Okamoto family, and Kensho Ono (KUROKO’S BASEBALL, ReLIFE) as Pochi, the skittish white dog from the local tofu store and Tama’s best friend. They are joined by fellow felines Tora, the tabby cat from a construction company voiced by Yusuke Shirai (IDOLiSH7, Cute High Earth Defense Club LOVE!), Momo, the prim white cat from the local café voiced by Kana Hanazawa (CELLS AT WORK!, NISEKOI), and Nora, the intelligent yet aloof stray cat voiced by Yuki Kaji (ATTACK ON TITAN, MY HERO ACADEMIA).

    As for Tama’s canine friends, they include Kuro, a dog from the Third Street convenience store voiced by Yuichiro Umehara (DARLING in the FRANXX, GOBLIN SLAYER), Gon, the caring Kansai dog from the furniture store voiced by Wataru Hatano (FAIRY TAIL, BUNGO STRAY DOGS), and Bull, the stubborn bulldog owned by the wealthy Kuramochi family voiced by Tomoaki Maeno (CELLS AT WORK!, YOWAMUSHI PEDAL).

    Uchitama?! Have you seen my Tama? will be directed by Kiyoshi Matsuda (KAKEGURI, KUMIKO – GIRL MEETS BEAR) featuring character design by Mai Otsuka (ORESHURA, SHAKUGAN NO SHARA) and music from Tom-H@ck (K-ON!!, OVERLORD). The opening theme song “Friends” will be performed by pop rock band wacci, while the ending theme song will be a series of character songs with a different song for every episode.

    For more information on Uchitama?! Have you seen my Tama?, please visit uchitama-anime.com.

    About Uchitama?! Have you seen my Tama?

    “Tama & Friends: Have you seen my Tama?” debuted in 1983 as a popular character on stationery and accessories. Tama, the beloved neighborhood cat who is known for the patch on his forehead and yellow ears, has now taken on a human form! Featuring Tama and his quirky friends, Uchitama is a brand-new type of heartwarming anime that might even be the new definition of kawaii!?

    In a city somewhere in Japan, there’s a flyer often seen on Third Street with a picture of a cat with a kinked tail, bearing the words: “Have you seen Tama?” A young boy gazes at the flyer, but he has fluffy ears on his head…!? Watch the dogs and cats from Third Street take on a human form and get up to some mischief.

    Take a peek into the wonderful lives of Tama and his friends.

    Credits

    STAFF
    Original Story: Sony Creative Products “Tama & Friends Do you know where my Tama is?”
    Director: Kiyoshi Matsuda
    Series Composition: Kimiko Ueno
    Character Design: Mai Otsuka
    Sub Character Design: Mayu Gushiken
    Chief Animation Directors: Mai Otsuka, Mayu Gushiken
    Art Director: Atsushi Morikawa
    Color Setting: Azusa Sasaki
    Director of Photography: Momoko Mifune
    Editing: Tsuyoshi Sadamatsu
    Music: Tom-H@ck
    Sound Director: Norisuke Koizumi
    Animation Production: MAPPA / Lapintrack

    CAST
    Tama Okamoto: Soma Saito
    Pochi Yamada: Kensho Ono
    Tora Kiso: Yusuke Shirai
    Momo Hanasaki: Kana Hanazawa
    Beh Kawara: Yuma Uchida
    Koma Oketani: Tomoyo Kurosawa
    Nora: Yuki Kaji
    Kuro Mikawa: Yuichiro Umehara
    Gon Noda: Wataru Hatano
    Bull Kuramochi: Tomoaki Maeno


    About Aniplex of America Inc.

    Aniplex of America, Inc. (Santa Monica, California) is a subsidiary of Aniplex, Inc. (headquartered in Tokyo, Japan), a division of Sony Music Entertainment (Japan), Inc., and a leading provider of anime content and music production and distribution in Japan. The company’s ever-growing lineup of shows includes SWORD ART ONLINE, FULLMETAL ALCHEMIST: BROTHERHOOD, FATE/STAY NIGHT [UNLIMITED BLADE WORKS], FATE/ZERO, PUELLA MAGI MADOKA MAGICA, March comes in like a lion, BLUE EXORCIST, KILL la KILL, Gurren Lagann, MONOGATARI series, anohana -The Flower We Saw That Day-, CELLS AT WORK!, THE PROMISED NEVERLAND, and DEMON SLAYER: KIMETSU NO YAIBA. In 2017, the company released the English version of the popular mobile game, FATE/GRAND ORDER, followed by the release of mobile game, MAGIA RECORD: PUELLA MAGI MADOKA MAGICA SIDE STORY’s English version in the U.S. and Canada in June of 2019.


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