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TV Asahi’s “Gō-chan” Gets Hits the Ice in New Anime Movie


Get ready to go go, Gō!

Yesterday, TV Asahi announced that their Gō-chan mascot character will appear in a new anime movie. The project, titled Gō-chan. ~Moco to Koori no Ue no Yakusoku~ (Gō-chan. ~Moco and the Promise Made on the Ice~) will revolve around figure skating.

A visual for the film was released, features Gō-chan and Moco on the ice.

(C) 2011 2015 tv asahi · SANRIO

A second visual features Gō-chan and Moco in the distance as other characters look on.

(C) 2011 2015 tv asahi · SANRIO

Tetsuo Yasumi (ATASHIn’CHI, Fighting Foodons) was tapped to co-direct the film with Minetarō Hirai (Futatsu no Kurumi, Aoi Hitomi no Onna no Ko no Ohanashi) at studios Shin-ei Animation and Synergy SP. Kimiko Ueno (Mysterious Joker, The Royal Tutor) will write the movie’s script.

Figure skaters Nobunari Oda and Shizuka Arakawa will guest star in the film as a pair of figure skating elementary schoolers. Other confirmed cast members include:

  • Moco: Ai Kayano
  • Tamarin: Tomokazu Sugita
  • Kin-chan: Yuuki Kaji
  • Kamo-chan: Nobunaga Shimazaki
  • Moffun: Koyatsu Time
  • Chibe-san: Chie Honma
  • Takeda-sensei: Tomokazu Seki
  • Katsunuma: Yumi Kakazu

Kayano, Sugita, Kaji, Shimazaki Time, and Honma are reprising their roles from the first film. Visuals for the characters were also released, which you can check out below:

(C) 2011 2015 tv asahi · SANRIO
(C) 2011 2015 tv asahi · SANRIO

Gō-chan was created by Sanrio for TV Asahi in 2011. The character was personally designed by Hello Kitty designer Yuko Yamaguchi as a means to promote TV Asahi’s “Digital 5” network.

Gō-chan received a feature film in January 2017, titled Gō-chan. ~Moco to Chinjū no Mori no Nakama-tachi~.

Source: Mantan Web

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