Wonder Momo returning with new PC game, anime

Shantae and Mighty Switch Force dev handling new game.

Wonder Momo

Earlier this month, Namco Bandai teased the return of 1987 arcade classic Wonder Momo. Today, the company revealed it to come in the form of a new game and anime.

The new game, developed by Shantae studio WayForward, is a PC and Android title that follows Momoko, daughter of the original Wonder Momo and protagonist of the Wonder Momo web-comic and anime series.

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The new anime series—produced by ShiftyLook, animated by Graphinica, and directed by Yutaka Kagawa—will feature original Japanese pop music tracks produced by Namco Bandai, and be streamed through Crunchyroll.com. Here’s a synopsis:

One day, a group of aliens planning to take over the Earth invade Tokyo. Momoko, who aspires to be an idol, gets involved in the fight in an unexpected form. Warudemon, king of the alien empire, uses various tactics to hunt down Momoko and the people around her. Momoko has decided to stand up to the Warudemon plain and simple.

Its characters include:

  • Momoko (CV: Yuka Fujiwara) – First-year high school student who wants to be an idol. Admires top idol Akiho (CV: Misaki Komatsu), but isn’t having much luck herself. Goofy with intense emotions. Gets powers one day to transform into Wonder Momo. Reluctantly, will overcome difficulties through her own optimism.
  • Natsuhiko (CV: Atsushi Tamaru) – Third-year student at same school as Momoko. Aspires to be a news photographer, and belong to the school photography club. Is always lowering his favorite single-lens reflect from the neck down. Gives advice to Momoko.
  • Yumi (CV: Anju Inami) – Classmate of Momoko. Always serious. Good grades. Watches over Momoko.
  • Glooder (CV: Atsushi Imaruoka) – Powersuit researcher. Has been watching the movements of the Warudemon forces. Has a little bit of a panicky personality.
  • Glieger (CV: Rob Pereyda) Helped the Original Wonder Momo 25 years ago. Has been hiding in the United States for a long time.
  • Waru – King of the alien empire bent on the conquest of Earth. Gets obsessed with things in the way of his ambitions.
  • Waru Soldier – Soldier of the alien empire. Follow’s the Warudemon’s instructions exactly, but likes Earth idols. Fight desperately every time, but are a bit goofy, too.

Wonder Momo will begin airing in February with new episodes streamed at 9:30 p.m. on Nico Nico in Japan / 7:30 p.m. on Crunchyroll.

Visit the series’ official website here.

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