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Untarou Tabimonogatari Children’s Book Gets Short Form Anime

The cover of the children's picture book Untarou Tabimonogatari by Asako Mori featuring watercolor-style artwork of Untarou the poop and Paepa the fly journeying through the Japanese countryside. As they stroll through a field, mountains, trees, and an Edo era Japanese village are visible in the background.


Untatarou Tabimonogatari (“Untarou’s Journey”), a children’s book by Asako Mori about a poop and a fly traveling Japan during the Edo period, is being adapted into a short form anime series. The main cast and staff for the adaptation have been revealed, including (pictured below, from left to right):


  • Untarou voiced by Atsumi Tanezaki
  • Paepa voiced by Kappei Yamaguchi
  • Unsuke voiced by Nichika Ōmori
  • Unzou voiced by Fukushi Ochia
  • Kimonon voiced by Yū Kobayashi


A promotional image featuring the voice actors and their respective characters for the upcoming Untarou Tabimonogatari anime adaptation.


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Untarou Tabimonogatari is part of the “Sekai no Okiku” film, the first project by “YOIHI PROJECT”, an initiative that combines the talents of Japanese filmmakers and natural science researchers from all over the world to tell stories of people living “good days” in various historical eras.


Untarou Tabimonogatari is directed by Tomohiro Kawamura and features scripts by Tadashi Shimizu, music by Miki Kasamatsu, and production by ACCA and Joker Films. The series will run for 12 episodes, with each episode being approximately 5 minutes in length.


Source: Comic Natalie


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