Now Introducing: Monsuno! With Merchandising!

Topic started by gia on Jan. 7, 2010. Last post by crusader8463 4 years, 7 months ago.
Post by gia (3,032 posts) See mini bio Level 13

 No visuals for this project have been released yet. Not even for the toys it is doomed to create.
 No visuals for this project have been released yet. Not even for the toys it is doomed to create.
If you're on the list of young male TV viewers desperate for the next TV series based on a toy line, good news! Branding experts/advertising agency Dentsu is working with a California-based toy company, Jakks Pacific-- they make toys for, of all things, Blue's Clues and the WWF, along with a variety of other franchises (and those arcade joystick things with a dozen classic games built-in) --to create a new anime. Cartoon. Thing.

It's called Monsuno, and the story sounds like it would be cooler as a setup for a horror movie than a Saturday morning 25-minute cartoon commercial: "reawakened monster DNA...finds is way into the unsuspecting hands of adventure-seeking lads."

What, precisely, an adventure-seeking lad can do with a handful of DNA is surely questionable, but more importantly, Anime Nation puts it best: "whether this genuinely qualifies as 'anime' may be up for debate."
 
UPDATE: Mitsuharu Inoue, the producer of another toy-based franchise, Bakugan Battle Brawlers, is going to be creative director.
Post by sora_thekey (1,097 posts) See mini bio Level 16
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Ok you got me hooked....?? 
 
Let me see!!
Post by gia (3,032 posts) See mini bio Level 13
@sora_thekey: Wow, you're easy! ;)
Post by sora_thekey (1,097 posts) See mini bio Level 16
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@gia: Sometimes.... it all depends!

Post by crusader8463 (739 posts) See mini bio Level 9
@gia: Why do they make a toy line based on the World Wildlife Foundation? I'm assuming your referring to the WWE wrestling toy line. They lost the rights to be called WWF a looooong time ago.
Post by gia (3,032 posts) See mini bio Level 13
@crusader8463: Oh, man, my bad. Their meta description on their site is: "JAKKS Pacific is the official manufacturer and licensee of assorted toys and figures for several brands such as Blue's Clues and WWF." I came to the conclusion you did and ran with it. Sorry!
Post by crusader8463 (739 posts) See mini bio Level 9
@gia: No problem common mistake. I stopped caring about wrestling awhile ago just something i figured i would point out before someone else did and did it all meany like. Would still kill for my ultimate muscle DVD to get made though.
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