The Snack World is Level-5’s new cross-media project, that follows on the tracks of the extremely successful Yo-kai Watch. It was originally announced a couple of years ago, at the Level-5 Vision 2015 conference, but one of the two biggest parts of the projects is finally about to kick off: the anime series (the second one being the game).
Today, Level-5 announced that The Snack World anime series would debut on April 13th on TV Tokyo, and would air every Thursday at 7.25PM. BS Japan will air the anime series every Saturday at 6.30AM. Produced by OLM Digital (the digital arm of the animation company producing the Pokémon and Yo-kai Watch anime series, among others), the Snack World anime series is entirely made in 3DCG.
Here’s the main visual for the anime series:
Unfortunately, that’s all we know about the anime series for now, and we will have to wait for more details (such as the final cast) and a new trailer.
It’s certainly interesting to see that Level-5’s strategy with The Snack World is different than for Yo-kai Watch. For that one, the anime series debuted about 6 months after the first game was released, but with The Snack World, the Nintendo 3DS game will be released several months after it (though the mobile game was originally supposed to come out during the same month, before it was delayed).
Quick reminder: The Snack World is Level-5’s latest cross-media project, and is getting the following:
- a Nintendo 3DS (+iOS/Android) game by Level-5, releasing in July (December for the mobile game);
- a manga in CoroCoro magazine (already running)
- a full CG TV anime on TV Tokyo, to debut on April 13th;
- NFC toys by Takara Tomy;
- a movie distributed by TOHO.
For more details about The Snack World, make sure to check out previous posts about it!