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Anima Yell! (アニマエール! Animaēru!?) is a late-night anime based on the series originally created by Tsukasa Unohana. It was first announced in January 2018, and began its broadcast run on October 7, 2018. The series is animated by Doga Kobo.

Overview

The anime adaptation follows the manga fairly closely, adding music featuring J-pop cover songs and animated dancing sequences supervised by actual cheerleaders, including Yoko Yagishita, a former cheerleader for the San Diego Chargers and the L.A. Clippers.[1][2]

While aimed at audiences familiar with the series and other Manga Time Kirara works, Anima Yell! manages to also appeal to children,[3] given the wholesome nature of its characters and plot, as well as an animation style that slightly resembles popular morning anime like Pretty Cure.

In addition to the main show, Anima Yell! has a weekly Monday morning "Cheer Video" (応援動画) segment, with the main characters drawn in a super-deformed style and discussing matters such as exercise and the importance of eating breakfast in the morning.

Staff

  • Original Creator: Tsukasa Unohana
  • Director: Masako Sato
  • Series Composition: Fumihiko Shimo
  • Character Design: Manamu Amasaki
  • Composers: manzo, Hiroaki Tsutsumi
  • Choreography/Cheerleading Supervision: Yoko Yagishita, Yumi Takimoto, Tokyo Girls
  • Animation Studio: Doga Kobo

Cast

Main

Supporting

Minor

Music

Opening Theme

Ending Theme

  • One for All
    Performed by the Kaminoki High School Cheerleading Club (Main Cast)

Insert Songs

  • Joyful
    Performed by YURiKA.
  • LOVE&JOY
    Performed by XAI.

Original Broadcast

Anima Yell! is notable as being one of the few late-night anime titles to air during prime time on a terrestrial network (TOKYO MX), having just replaced the 7:00 PM time slot formerly given to Yu Yu Hakusho's 25th Anniversary rebroadcast.[4][5] As such, the viewership for the time slot is larger and caters to a more mainstream, kid-friendly audience.

Although Anima Yell! is the first Manga Time Kirara show to air on a prime time terrestrial slot, the second season of Gochūmon wa Usagi Desu ka? had been rebroadcast during the venerable Sunday morning (ニチアサ) hours.[6]

  • AT-X (All Regions/Subscription TV) (Sundays, 11:30 PM)
    *Reruns on Tuesdays at 9:30 PM, Thursdays at 1:30 PM, and Sundays at 5:30 AM.
  • TOKYO MX (Tokyo Region) (Mondays, 12:00 AM)
    *Reruns on Mondays at 7:00 PM.
  • BS11 (All Regions/Satellite TV) (Mondays, 12:00 AM)

Episode List

Main article: List of Episodes

References

  1. Yahoo! Japan News. "The Recent 'Anima Yell!' Series Depicts Real-life Cheerleading with the Help of a Former NBA and NFL Cheerleader". October 24, 2018.
  2. Wikipedia JP. Yoko Yagishita. Retrieved October 28, 2018.
  3. Ota-suke. "Anima Yell's Tsukasa Unohana to a Young Fan: 'Little girls are precious!'". October 16, 2018.
  4. TOKYO MX. Anima Yell! Page. Retrieved October 14, 2018.
  5. Yu Yu Hakusho Twitter Page. Broadcast announcement.
  6. Hachima Kikou. Gochiusa article.