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