"Monsuno," a Japanese-U.S. adventure anime series, will start airing on TV Tokyo and its five affiliates in Japan from October.
The anime series premiered on Nickelodeon's Nicktoons channel in the United States in February.
The story follows a boy named Chase Suno who is looking for his missing father, Dr. Jeredy Suno, who created a "re-awakened Monster DNA" called Monsuno.
Chase teams up with his friends to form a five-member Team Core-Tech to defend the world from evil.
The anime is being jointly produced by Dentsu Tec Inc. and Larks Entertainment, a subsidiary of Studio Hibari Co., which specializes in 3-D computer graphics.
The production is overseen by Yoshiaki Okumura, an anime creator who has worked in the United States and is best known as director of an animated TV adaptation of "Antique Bakery."
Actor and voice-over artist Kenn will portray Chase. Asami Tano and Chihiro Suzuki will also provide voice-overs.
The anime series grew out of a U.S.-Japan "Monsuno" project between Japan and the United States, which also offers the Monsuno toy line and is aimed at overseas markets.
After the anime series garners attention in the United States, it is slated to air in European and Asian countries and regions.
Monsuno toys were also featured and drew much attention at the 2012 International Tokyo Toy Show recently held at Tokyo Big Sight convention center.
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