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TV Anime of Russian Character Cheburashka Announced [Update Oct 4]

by dtshyk
Sep 3, 2009 5:02 AM | 65 Comments
TV Tokyo announced a new TV anime featuring a Russian character Cheburashka. "Cheburashka Arere?" will be aired from October 7th.

Cheburashka TV official website

Staff
Director: Kudo Susumu ("Kimi ga Aruji de Shitsuji ga Ore de")
Series Organizer: Shimada Michiru ("Shugo Chara!")
Character Designer: Kishida Takahiro ("Baccano!")
Supervisor: Nakamura Makoto (producer of "Tales of Phantasia - The Animation")
Production Studio: GoHands
3 min x 26 episodes

Cast
Cheburashka: Ohashi Nozomi (profile, singer of Ponyo theme song)
Gena: Tsuchida Hiroshi
Shapoklyak: Cho

Source: Yahoo Netallica

Updated on Oct 4th
An anime movie of Cheburashka was announced to be premiered in 2010.

Source: Anime!Anime!

20 of 65 Comments Recent Comments

ill have to watch it sometime....maybe... xDD, but seriously speaking, i dont think i want to dig up my fond childhood memories...

Jul 8, 2011 10:13 AM by Cowboy_Tanaka

^Imagine Ну, заяц, ну, погоди! in Japanese... o.O Weird.
Hmmm, Cheburashka as an anime.. sounds intriguing for some reason. Will watch.

Oct 25, 2009 10:12 AM by aikaeimin

"Who help`s the people, that waste own time. In vain good deeds, can not be glorified" From Shapoklyak`s song. How about "Nu, pogodi!", "I'll Get You!" on English, in anime style with japan speech? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X-PV9lqdmj8 LoL Wolf in da "gopnik" style.

Oct 14, 2009 6:28 AM by HentaiONI

yeah,Chebu is rather cute,but 3mins series...It is quite short,isn't it?

Oct 13, 2009 8:43 AM by mishka-cun

My grandmother used to read me that story when I was five years old. Crocodile Genna was my favorite! Krissa Larissa was also an awesome antagonist.

Oct 9, 2009 9:56 PM by YoungVagabond

Sicilian said:
The only question is...Where the hell are raws?
It's been more than 15 hours and yet haven't leaked.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dwsgUsuQFow&feature=player_embedded

Oct 9, 2009 1:07 PM by Einvera

The only question is...Where the hell are raws?
It's been more than 15 hours and yet haven't leaked.

Oct 7, 2009 8:32 AM by Sicilian

seishi-sama said:
Oh shit.......Being a Russian, I don't know how to react. The chardesigns look okay though.


Let's just hope Japanese wouldn't spoil it.

Oct 7, 2009 5:33 AM by DATA_EXPUNGED

Fai said:
Lvhina said:
Can someone give explain what show is about? Never heard of it, i admit.


The story starts when Cheburashka, an unknown to science type of monkey, accidentally falls into the crate of oranges, falls asleep and gets to the grocery shop in another country.

He is named Cheburashka by puzzled grocery store owner(due to the fact that when put on table, the monkey, "tumbles down"(rus. cheburakhnulsya) to chair and then to the floor, due to weariness).

Soon Cheburashka meets crocodile, Gena, who likes to play accordion(and overall is friendly and good unlike normal crocodiles).

They end up in many strange situations(both funny, silly and serious), with their adventures being more difficult because of Old Lady Shapoklyak(eng, Top Hat), an old, but charming lady, who tends to play mischevious pranks upon Gena and Cheburashka.

"Cheburashka" is strange, sometimes funny, sometimes rally depressive, tale about everyday life and viewing adult problems from child's POV.

"Cheburashka" as title became incredibly popular in Japan, up to the point that it has several pokemon designed after it, not to mention that certain characters from it became ghibli movie archetypes


It's cute, i just checked this topic and what your reponse what ... of course i understood it more when it wasnt in russian but in japanese , this maybe something ill pick up on the side

edit: i watched a couple episodes , i love the cheburashka song, sounds sooooo familar ... not sure if i watched it when i was little or not (my age is 24)
like you said it might of be popular in japan but when i grew up i didn't know much of it before i moved to the states ... this is something i definately want to see

Oct 6, 2009 10:42 PM by Lvhina

Oh hell yes i take russian class and i learned about the russian cartoon chracters now i get to c one in action

Oct 6, 2009 9:45 PM by Azhkan

It would be epic.

Oct 6, 2009 12:01 AM by TsubasaKnight

Крутота.

Sep 8, 2009 11:51 AM by LLOLL-kun

sounds awesome, I hope they won't ruin the atmosphere and won't have any problems with copyright.

Yuuichi-sama said:

(for those who do not know what Hedgehog in the Fog is - here - it's counted as one of the best animated features of all time).
beside that, many of the Japanese animators concider Y.Norstein (creator of the "Hedgehog...") to be their teacher.


you forgot to mention a famous tale that Miyazaki was inspired by Atamanov's "The Snow Queen" (1957).
btw, most of his creations look better than most of the Japanese animation even now. not only narration and director's work, but quality too. lot's of objects moves and characters movements very smooth and natural.

Fai said:
P.S. While we are at it, they should do anime faithful adaptation of russian Winnie Pooh cartoons

I personally think that they'd ruin Winnie's songs.

Sep 6, 2009 6:27 PM by Iahel

zuckerschock said:

fai, how comes that you know so much about soviet animation ? O_o


I grew up during that era and the tv was flooded with such WIN, like animations of "Winnie Pooh"(which was real cute and LUL-worthy stuff), "Cheburashka", "Nu Pogodi" and comedy movies like "Diamond Arm" and "Adventures of Shurik"(Every part being a brilliant comedy about students).

Of course the CCCP was destroyed(thankfully) and the country I live in was finally free, however the LULziness of those things still remains popular enough to get repeated airings on many TV channels.

I was still lucky enough to own all of those things on DVDs :P

Sep 6, 2009 2:43 PM by Ahenshihael

Fai said:

AS posted a few times in first page - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dZBU6WzBrX8

It sounds awesome.

fai, how comes that you know so much about soviet animation ? O_o

ps: i think it will be fun to watch cheburashka with subs LOL
pss: shapoklyak is voiced by a man ?! O_o

Sep 6, 2009 2:19 PM by zuckerschock

Fai said:
P.S. While we are at it, they should do anime faithful adaptation of russian Winnie Pooh cartoons


That would look so cute. xD

Also, they should do Nu, Pogodi!. I wanna see how that turns out.

Sep 5, 2009 9:20 PM by VARIAchan

HentaiONI said:
LOL...It must be fun. Cheburashka-san speaking on Japanese...Mwahahaha...I`m want "Hedgehog in the Fog" on Japanese too. ^________^


NOOOOOO!!! The horror! :D

Really, though, I was seriously afraid of that cartoon as a kid...

Sep 4, 2009 2:34 PM by luinthoron

ashura said:
seishi-sama said:
ashura said:
it'll be even more fun if they manage to sing Gena's Den rozhdeniya in japanese.

Already did. There's a japanese dub of the original cartoon, and all songs are sung in Japanese.

and it sounds awful lol
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uqot33mczsw


AS posted a few times in first page - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dZBU6WzBrX8

It sounds awesome.

Sep 4, 2009 1:34 PM by Ahenshihael

ashura said:
seishi-sama said:
ashura said:
it'll be even more fun if they manage to sing Gena's Den rozhdeniya in japanese.

Already did. There's a japanese dub of the original cartoon, and all songs are sung in Japanese.

and it sounds awful lol
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uqot33mczsw

It actually sounds pretty awesome.

Sep 4, 2009 11:39 AM by seishi-sama

seishi-sama said:
ashura said:
it'll be even more fun if they manage to sing Gena's Den rozhdeniya in japanese.

Already did. There's a japanese dub of the original cartoon, and all songs are sung in Japanese.

and it sounds awful lol
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uqot33mczsw

Sep 4, 2009 10:07 AM by ashura

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