Sylvanian Families/Calico Critters Toy Franchise Gets New Full 3DCG Anime on July 6
posted on by Joanna Cayanan
Epoch announced on Tuesday that its Sylvanian Families toy line will get a new, full 3DCG anime titled Sylvanian Families Freya no Go for Dream! (Sylvanian Families: Freya's Go For Dream!), which will premiere on TOKYO MX on July 6.
The anime's cast includes:
Uiko Miura is overseeing the series scripts, and also writing them with Rika Kihara and Mika Tanii. Swallowtails' Keiichiro Furuya and Kazuya Seki are providing the storyboards. Hinata Takano and Kaito Iwata are directing the CG.
The 13-episode anime will premiere on July 6 at 7:22 p.m. (6:22 a.m. EDT) on the TOKYO MX channel, and will stream simultaneously on d Anime Store. The anime will then stream in other platforms on July 12.
A new anime series for the franchise premiered in October 2022. The franchise's first anime film titled Gekijōban Sylvanian Families: Freya Kara no Okurimono (Sylvanian Families the Movie: A Gift From Freya) will premiere in Japan on November 23.
Japanese company Epoch created the original toy line in 1985. The franchise inspired a 1987 American animated series, as well as 1998 British stop-motion animated series. The franchise also inspired a three-episode Japanese CG anime video series in 2007. In the United States, the franchise is also known as Calico Critters.
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