Sgt. Frog Manga Gets Anime Project as part of 20th Anniversary


Bandai Namco Pictures has announced its latest project: a new anime series inspired by Mine Yoshizaki’s beloved Sgt. Frog (Keroro Gunsō) manga, marking the anime’s 20th anniversary. The first episode of the original anime aired on April 3, 2004. Although specifics regarding the format remain undisclosed, Bandai Namco Pictures has treated fans to a promotional video and visual teaser.

Sunrise’s previous anime adaptation of Mine Yoshizaki’s Sgt. Frog manga enjoyed a successful run from 2004 to 2011, accompanied by five feature films. Funimation distributed two “seasons” of the anime on DVD, following ADV Films’ acquisition of the license, without subsequent release.

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Discotek has since secured the rights to the series, presenting Sgt. Frog enthusiasts with a comprehensive release plan. The collection encompasses all 358 episodes, packaged in successive SD Blu-ray Disc volumes organized by season. Commencing in 2021, the release schedule extends to include seasons 5-7 later this year.

Tokyopop, the American manga publisher, introduced North American readers to Yoshizaki’s original manga through the release of twenty volumes. Unfortunately, Tokyopop ceased operations in 2011, leaving fans to cherish the manga series through its existing publications.Crunchyroll added the anime to its library in 2021. The company describes the anime as follows:

Keroro is Sergeant Frog – the leader of a platoon of warriors sent to conquer planet Earth. But when the amphibious invaders discovered how much humans enjoy dissecting their comrades, the troops were scattered, the mission was aborted, and Keroro was abandoned. Now, this once proud soldier spends more time wielding a vacuum than he does the weapons of war. It’s a far cry from the glory of battle, but hey, at least he’s got his own room. And though the invasion may have slowed to a hop, Sergeant Frog still occasionally yearns to overcome his karaoke addiction and reassemble his troops.

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Source: ANN


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