Turner Asia Pacific Collaborates With Japanese Broadcaster TV Asahi For A New Anime Series Super Shiro

Turner Asia Pacific Collaborates With Japanese Broadcaster TV Asahi For A New Anime Series Super Shiro

Turner Asia Pacific Collaborates With Japanese Broadcaster TV Asahi For A New Anime Series Super Shiro

Today (18th February), Turner’s Asia Pacific division (the owners of Cartoon Network, Boomerang and Pogo) has announced that they are collaborating on a new animation project with Japanese national broadcaster TV Asahi on a new anime series called “Super Shiro”, the partnership was agreed at Kidscreen Summit 2019 in Miami, Florida which was held last week (11th to 14th February). The agreement also includes broadcasting rights across the Asia-Pacific region (excluding China). This is also the first regional deal between the two companies and the deal includes a sizable investment from Turner.

The new show – “Super Shiro” is described to be “fast-paced” and is inspired by the internationally popular children’s anime – “Crayon Shin Chan” (or often referred to simply “Shin Chan”), which aired worldwide since 1992. Not only Super Shiro is a spin-off of Crayon Shin Chan (Shiro is a dog Shin Chan finds and cares for in the series) but in fact its animated by the same studio – Shin-ei Animation (owned by TV Asahi), also known for animating Doraemon. Science SARU, a Tokyo-based animation studio led by Masaaki Yuasa is also working on the project, Science SARU helped to animate the Adventure Time episode – “Food Chain” (guest directed by Masaaki Yuasa), animated three OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes shorts and also animated the intros for Adventure Time: Stakes, Adventure Time: Islands and Adventure Time: Elements. Masaaki Yuasa is also the executive director on the new show. He was a Cristal Award Winner at the 2017 Annecy Animation Festival and recently won the 41st Japan Academy Prize for “Animation of the Year” for the movie “Night Is Short, Walk On Girl”.

The show’s initial episode order will include 48 episodes, each with a runtime of 5 and a half minutes, Super Shiro is expected to premiere on Cartoon Network, Boomerang and Pogo channels in the Asia-Pacific region in early 2020.

From The Turner Asia Pacific Press Release: Turner APAC Partners With TV Asahi On “Super Shiro” Series

Turner Asia Pacific and TV Asahi have announced a collaboration on a new animated series called SUPER SHIRO. The partnership was sealed last week at Kidscreen Summit in Miami.

The agreement includes broadcast rights across Asia Pacific (ex-China). This is the first regional deal between the two parties and includes a sizeable investment from Turner.

The fast-paced chase series is inspired by the hugely-popular “Crayon Shin chan” franchise, which has aired internationally since 1992. SUPER SHIRO is produced by Shin-ei Animation, known for both “Doraemon” and “Crayon Shin chan”, and Science SARU, a Tokyo-based animation studio led by Masaaki Yuasa.

Masaaki Yuasa is the executive director on the series. He was a Cristal Award Winner at the 2017 Annecy International Animation Film Festival and recently won the 41st Japan Academy Prize for “Animation of the Year”. He also guest-directed the “Food Chain” episode from Cartoon Network’s Adventure Time.

Edward Barnieh, Director of Acquisitions and Co-productions at Turner Asia Pacific, said: “Turner’s investment in the series is testament to its strategy of developing quality local IP and takes our long-term partnership with TV Asahi to the next level. We’re confident that this collaborative effort will result in the creation of another awesome fan-favourite.”

Takahiro Kishimoto, Head of Animation, International Business Department of TV Asahi, added: “We are delighted to partner with an international media company like Turner. With its extensive reach and brand recognition in Asia Pacific, we are certain kids will get to enjoy SUPER SHIRO even more. We truly believe this collaboration strengthens the partnership between our two companies.”

The kids series (48×5.5’) is expected to launch in early 2020 across Turner’s Kids channels Cartoon Network, Boomerang and POGO.

https://www.sciencesaru.com/single-post/2019/02/03/%E3%80%8CSUPER-SHIRO%E3%80%8D%E6%83%85%E5%A0%B1%E8%A7%A3%E7%A6%81

http://www.shin-ei-animation.jp/

Press Release in .docx (Microsoft Word) Format:

https://www.regularcapital.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/Turner-TV-Asahi-Partner-on-SUPER-SHIRO.docx

Cartoon Network Japan And Boomerang Japan October 2018 Highlights

Cartoon Network Japan And Boomerang Japan October 2018 Highlights

Cartoon Network Japan And Boomerang Japan October 2018 Highlights

Wednesday 19th October on Cartoon Network Japan is Jake Day, the channel will be airing an eleven hour marathon of Adventure Time episodes from 7am to 6pm featuring Jake The Dog. Cartoon Network Japan’s Cartoon Express Sunday morning block (airs every Sunday from 10am) will feature new episodes of We Bare Bears, Ben 10, Unikitty!, The Tom and Jerry Show, Uncle Grandpa and Grizzy and the Lemmings.

On Sunday 7th October between 1pm and 9pm, Cartoon Network Japan will be airing a Girls and Bears marathon, featuring episodes of The Powerpuff Girls and We Bare Bears, the marathon is known as “Pair Up” in other countries. Wednesday 10th October is Ben 10 day and Cartoon Network Japan will be airing an ten hour marathon between 10am and 8pm, as well as the Omni-Tricked special. On Monday 8th October, there will be an The Amazing World of Gumball marathon between 7am and 12pm which is also repeated between 4pm and 9pm, episodes that will air include “The Puppets” and “The Lady”.

On Wednesday 31st October, Cartoon Network Japan will be celebrating Halloween with Halloween episodes of Uncle Grandpa, Clarence, The Powerpuff Girls, Teen Titans Go and The Amazing World of Gumball, the Halloween programming event will air from 5pm and 6.30pm.

This month, Cartoon Network Japan will be airing three Zorzori: The Naughty Hero movies:

Zorzori: The Naughty Hero: Quest for the Mystery Treasure (Sunday 14th October at 7am and 3pm)
Zorzori: The Naughty Hero: Super Adventure! (Sunday 21st October at 7am and 3pm)
Zorzori: The Naughty Hero: Defend The Dinosaur Egg! (Sunday 28th October at 7am and 3pm)

Cartoon Network Japan’s October 2018 schedule in English can be found on the link below:

https://www.regularcapital.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/program_en_201810.pdf

http://www.cartoonnetwork.jp/cnm_recommend_programs/index

Every Saturday and Sunday between 8.35am and 10.15am (repeated at 8.15pm and 9.55pm), Boomerang Japan will be airing a different movie as well as new episode of Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs:

Sunday 7th October and Saturday 13th October: A new episode of Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs episode and Foster’s Home For Imaginary Friends: Good Wilt Hunting

Sunday 14th October and Saturday 20th October: A new episode of Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs episode and Tweety’s Flying Adventure

Sunday 21st October and Saturday 27th October: A new episode of Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs episode and Arjun and the Journey to Mythos

Sunday 28th October and Saturday 3rd October: A new episode of Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs episode and Codename Kids Next Door: Operation Z.E.R.O.

https://www.regularcapital.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/boomerang_nextmonth.ja_.en_.pdf

http://www.cartoonnetwork.jp/boomerang/

Cartoon Network Japan September 2018 Highlights

Cartoon Network Japan September 2018 Highlights

Cartoon Network Japan September 2018 Highlights

On Cartoon Network Japan’s Cartoon Express programming block (airs Sunday mornings from 10am) during September, there will be new episodes of Clarence, The Powerpuff Girls, Teen Titans Go!, Steven Universe and The Garfield Show. On Monday 17th September, there will be a special We Bare Bears Captain Craboo marathon between 9am and 11.30am and also between 6pm and 8.30pm. On Monday 24th September, there will be a OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes marathon from 10am to 12pm and a Mighty Magiswords marathon between 12pm and 6.30pm. On Saturday 29th September at 8.15am and 8.15pm, Cartoon Network Japan will be airing the Courage the Cowardly Dog special – Fog of Courage.

Every Sunday from Sunday 9th September from 1pm to 9pm, Cartoon Network Japan will be having a Tom and Jerry marathon and will also be airing a Tom and Jerry movie, the movie schedule is as follows:

Sunday 9th September: Tom and Jerry: Robin Hood and His Merry Mouse
Sunday 16th September: Tom and Jerry’s Giant Adventure
Sunday 23rd September: Tom and Jerry and The Wizard of Oz
Sunday 30th September: Tom And Jerry: Willy Wonka And The Chocolate Factory

http://www.cartoonnetwork.jp/cnm_recommend_programs/index

Cartoon Network Japan’s schedule for September 2018 (in English) can be found on the link below:

https://www.regularcapital.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/CartoonNetworkJapanSeptember2018Schedule.pdf