Tubi, a division of FOX Entertainment, has announced to exclusively premiere the popular Anpanman franchise from TMS Entertainment to English and Spanish speaking audiences.
Starting with ten movies, the first of which is now available, anime fans in the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Mexico will be introduced to the beloved superhero and his world of friends, which holds the Guinness World Record for most characters in an animated franchise.
With five dedicated museums, Anpanman is the most popular character among both boys and girls in Japan. Anpanman, whose head is an Anpan, a popular Japanese pastry – is a champion of justice who flies anywhere to help those in trouble, all the while keeping an eye out for his trusty nemesis, Baikinman. Apple Boy and Everyone’s Hope will kick off a slate of ten movies never before seen in English and Spanish, featuring one of the most recognized animated characters in Asia, to debut globally on Tubi Kids.
Speaking about the premiere, Tubi chief content officer Adam Lewinson said, “Anime fans of all ages can now enjoy the Japanese phenomenon Anpanman in English and Spanish for the first time ever. We can’t wait for viewers to meet Anpanman and his lovable enemy Baikinman as they join our iconic roster of characters on Tubi Kids.”
Exclusive titles from the Anpanman franchise will debut on Tubi in English and Spanish. Anpanman is be voiced by Ghia Burns (Betty en NY, Un Poquito Tuyo, La Doña, Decisiones) in English and Cristina Hernandez (Hello Kitty, Powerpuff Girls Z, Dragon Ball Z, Sailor Moon) in Spanish. Baikinman will be voiced by Jason Michael Kesser (The King’s Avatar: For The Glory, Gintama, A.I.C.O Incarnation) in English and Eduardo Garza (Dragon Ball Z, Naruto, Bleach, Zatch Bell!) in Spanish.
Tubi Kids features a robust library of children’s content of nearly 2,000 age-appropriate movies and television shows or over 8,000 hours of content, completely free in a dedicated section built just for families. Anpanman and his many friends join a list of iconic characters in the Tubi Kids section, which includes Barney, Scooby-Doo, VeggieTales, Superman, Batman, LEGO NINJAGO, Sonic the Hedgehog, Strawberry Shortcake, Paddington Bear, Casper the Friendly Ghost, Garfield, The Wiggles and many more. A destination for age-appropriate content on the service, Tubi Kids helps alleviate parents’ worries over what their children are watching and will soon be available on all major streaming devices shortly.
Tubi is available on Android and iOS mobile devices, Amazon Echo Show, Google Nest Hub Max, Comcast Xfinity X1, Cox Contour, and on OTT devices such as Amazon Fire TV, Vizio TVs, Sony TVs, Samsung TVs, Roku, Apple TV, Chromecast, Android TV, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X | S, and soon on Hisense TVs globally. Consumers can also watch Tubi content on its website.