Tsuburaya Productions Announces KAIJU STEP WANDABADA Season 2
Tsuburaya Productions has revealed that production has begun on the second of the anime series KAIJU STEP WANDABADA (かいじゅうステップ ワンダバダ, Kaijū Suteppu Wandabada). The show currently airs every Friday at 5:20pm (Japan Standard Time) during NHK E-TV’s “Mini Anime” programming block.
In the second season, four new “Kaiju Kids” (ちいさなかいじゅう, Chīsana Kaijū) will be joining in an all-new adventure: Little Jami the walking dictionary, Little Guts the mischief maker, Little Muge the book worm, and the newly designed Little Ele! The show will be even more fun with the addition of these new friends.
Tsuburaya Pro will be showing never-before-seen clips from season 2 and production videos, featuring the voice of series narrator Akiyoshi Nakao, on their ULTRAMAN OFFICIAL YouTube Channel.
■ New Characters from Season 2
● Little Jami (ジャミちゃん, Jami-chan)
“Leave it up to me, Jami!”
This walking dictionary can teach you anything. Little Jami can even blow fire.
Little Jami is based on Jamilar from ULTRAMAN.
● Little Guts (ガッちゃん, Gat-chan)
“Let me do it too! Cheep Cheep!”
He loves to cause mischief. Little Guts can make triple the mischief by making three copies of himself, the “Guts Gang!”
Little Guts is based on Alien Guts from ULTRASEVEN.
● Little Ele (エレちゃん, Ere-chan)
“I’m the elegant Ele!”
Little Ele gives off a jolt of electricity when surprised. It lives under the sea.
Little Ele is based on Eleking from ULTRASEVEN.
● Little Muge (ムゲちゃん, Muge-chan)
“Read Little Muge’s book”
Little Muge is quiet and loves to daydream. He can fix anything with his kaiju power.
Little Muge is based on Mugera from ULTRAMAN COSMOS.
■ What is KAIJU STEP WANDABADA?
When taking your first step, shout “Wandabada!,” a magical word that gives you energy.
The Kaiju of the Ultraman series have turned into little kids! The show follows these quirky little kaiju’s adventures on their “Little Planet” as they try new things, meet new friends, and take all sorts of “first steps,” cheering on every child who is taking “first steps” of their own.
Each episode is 5 minutes long and can be enjoyed by both small children and their parents.
Many beloved kaiju that have appeared in the Ultraman series will be returning as main characters in the series, including Little Pigg, Little Kane, and Little Dada!
■ KAIJU STEP WANDABADA Limited Spring Streaming Dates Extended
Tsuburaya Productions has extended their “Limited Spring Streaming” to Wednesday, May 20. During this time anyone can enjoy KAIJU STEP WANDABADA episodes 12, 14, and 19 on YouTube.
Everyone “Wandabada” together at home!
About Tsuburaya Productions
Tsuburaya Productions, creator and copyrights owner of the superhero ULTRAMAN series was founded in 1963 by Eiji Tsuburaya, world-renowned special effects wizard also known for his special effects work on the Godzilla series. With more than fifty years’ experience, it is one of Japan’s oldest and most respected independent film and television production houses. Its popular Ultraman TV and film series which premiered in 1966 has been seen in over 100 territories worldwide and has spawned over 3,000 licensed products. In addition to production, the company also handles character licensing and program distribution and staging live stage shows both domestically and internationally.