| PaRappa the Rapper Gets New TV Anime Shorts|
Fuji TV announced on Friday that it will air a new series of anime shorts based on the Parappa the Rapper video game franchise. The new anime is titled PJ Berri no Mogu Mogu Munya Munya, and it will center on the PJ Berri character. A pilot episode will premiere on the late-night variety program #Hi Poul on August 18, before becoming a regular segment of the program in October. Each episode will be about 96 seconds long.
The characters include:
Jun Oosuka as PJ Berri, a laid-back teddy bear who likes eating, sleeping, music, and doughnuts especially.
Yuuto Suzuki as PaRappa, PJ Berri's close friend. He is optimistic, skilled at rapping, and equipped with a wild imagination. He works part-time at the Chop Chop Fruites Cafe.
Yōji Ueda as Chop Chop Master Onion, a karate master from the east who formerly ran the Fruites Dojo, and now runs the Chop Chop Fruites Dojo as its owner/chef.
The anime celebrates both the 20th anniversary of the franchise as a whole, and the 15th anniversary since the 2001 television anime. Doga Kobo is credited for animation production.
The original PlayStation rhythm game by NanaOn-Sha shipped in 1996, and the series spawned two more games. Rodney Alan Greenblat designed the franchise's iconic characters. The game received a 30-episode television anime adaptation in 2001, which also aired on Fuji TV.