Lotte, the Japan-based confectionery company, recently unveiled an exciting update on its anime adaptation of the Bikkuri-Man wafer snack line via its official website. This fresh announcement includes a brand-new promotional video and the revelation of the theme song contributors.
Notably, viewers can catch a glimpse of Dannie May’s opening theme titled “Collection” in the video. Additionally, the anime’s talented cast, consisting of Daishi Kajita, Shūta Morishima, and Tatsumaru Tachibana, will showcase their musical prowess by performing the captivating ending theme, “Seishun☆Whatcha Gonna Do.”
The upcoming anime is set to debut this October. Among the previously disclosed details are the cast members:
- Daishi Kajita as Yamato
- Shūta Morishima as Ushiwaka
- Tatsumaru Tachibana as Jack
- Sōma Saitō as Phoenix
- Yōhei Azakami as Hood
- Yuki Sakakihara as Peter
- Katsuyuki Konishi as Maris
- Yuichiro Umehara as Ippontsuri
- Mitsuhiro Ichiki as Shokoshi
- Atsushi Tamaru as Alibaba
- Yui Ogura as Cross
- Yū Kobayashi as Oasis
- Katsuhisa Houki as Khan
- Shinnosuke Tokudome as Takayan
Lotte is credited for the original creation, and Hiroyuki Takei, the mastermind behind the Shaman King manga, is overseeing the development of the original characters.
Tomohiro Tsukimisato, known for works like “How Clumsy You Are, Miss Ueno” and “Anime Kapibarasan,” takes the helm as director for the anime, produced by Shinei Animation and Lesprit. Yuniko Ayana, celebrated for her work on “BanG Dream!” and “The Idolm@ster SideM,” leads the charge in crafting the series’ scripts.
Ayano Ōwada, recognized for her character design prowess in “How Clumsy You Are, Miss Ueno,” is tasked with shaping the characters’ visual identities. Meanwhile, Yasuhiro Misawa, with his impressive track record including “Hinamatsuri” and “How Clumsy You Are, Miss Ueno,” is entrusted with composing the anime’s musical score.
This exciting new anime venture introduces characters from collectible stickers found in snack packages. The narrative unfolds in a world where Bikkuri-Man stickers hold such immense value that they require armored cash transport for their safekeeping. A year ago, the infamous “300 Million Bikkuri-Man Sticker Case” robbery rocked the nation. Now, a high school delivery part-timer named Yamato becomes entangled in a fierce sticker battle between two rival convenience stores. Angel Mart, owned by the enigmatic Phoenix store manager, is renowned for its dazzling and user-friendly stickers. Across the street, the Devil Store also seeks to captivate Bikkuri-Man enthusiasts. Former allies are now divided into allies and adversaries, igniting a fateful clash for supremacy.
The announcement of this anime coincided with Japan’s “Bikkuri-Man Day” on April 1st. Since their launch in 1977, Bikkuri-Man snacks have achieved monumental success in Japan, spawning numerous collaborations, including five television anime series and two films. The original Bikkuri-Man television anime first graced screens in 1987.