Sony Creative Products started a project that turns their original characters from Tama and Friends into gijinka (=anthropomorphization of objects or animals). The tentative name of the project is Uchi Tama?!. It will be the first time the characters will be turned into gijinka, just in time for their 35th anniversary in 2018.
The first visuals of Uchi no Tama! were revealed at AnimeJapan 2017. 10 characters will be turned into anthropomorphized cats and dogs, giving them a cuteness that can only be achieved through gijinka. The teaser visual reveals the relationships between the characters if you look closely. It is funny to see the height difference for each character and see their personalities reflected in their clothes. As we can see in the teaser, they went from cute animals to attractive humans.
The plan is to create a completely different world than the original. Uchi Tama?! will join other popular gijinka projects in recent years, such as Touken Ranbu and Kancolle.
In October last year, a new series of Tama and Friends started airing after a 22-year break. The comeback was well received, so starting this April, the anime will be aired on additional channels such as Ehime Asahi TV and Hiroshima Home TV. The airing on TOKYO MX, Asahi Broadcasting, and Chuukyou will continue.
Uchi Tama? will celebrate its 35th anniversary with many other events and exhibitions!
Tama and Friends ~Uchi no Tama Shirimasenka?~
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