An official website has opened for an original anime titled Baja no Studio by studio Kyoto Animation, which will be released as a Blu-ray for advance ticket buyers of KyoAni & Do Fan Days 2017. The third edition of the fan thanksgiving event will be held on October 28 and 29 in Kyoto.
The palm-sized Baja Mouse has long been the mascot character of Kyoto Animation and is often paired with the duckling Ga-chan. In 2016, to commemorate the relaunching of the KA Esuma Bunko light novel publishing label's website, Kyoto Animation released a set of icons featuring the two characters.
"My name is Baja. That's what everyone calls me, so it's probably Baja. I came here from the outside world when I was little. As for what happened when I was born, I don't remember much of it."
Kohata Anime Studio is a place full of dreams where animation is made. Baja was raised in this studio by the people who create animation. Floating in a pond outside are his friends the ducks. Baja enjoys a fun and blissful daily life. One night, when all the people are no longer at the studio, Baja takes a peek outside and finds that his duck friends are being attacked by a cat. Will Baja be able to save his friends? A wondrous night adventure begins!
Baja no Studio can be purchased as part of a 12,000-yen commemorative ticket package which also includes a 124-page staff commentary book featuring the Kyoto Animation's works from 2016 and 2017, a 118-page art book of works from 2016 and 2017, and a 72-page production notebook of the new animation work.
The commemorative ticket package can be purchased at the Kyoto Animation online shop through 11:59 p.m. Japan time on July 30. Regular tickets for the fan event are priced at 3,000 yen and can be purchased through October 22.