To celebrate the 50th anniversary of “Tomica”, the diecast mini-car series from Takara Tomy, a TV anime titled “Tomica Kizuna Gattai: Earth Granner” (Tomica bond combination: Earth Granner) will be broadcast from Apr. 2020.
Ishigami Shizuka, Sakurai Haruna, Hiyama Nobuyuki, Hino Satoshi, and Fukuyama Jun were announced as the cast as well as their comments on their casting.
It has been two years and a half since the last “Tomica” TV anime series, “Tomica Hyper Rescue Drivehead Kidou KyuuKyuu Keisatsu”. They aim to create an anime that will give children excitement with action battles of the heroes, vehicle battles such as car chases, and intense robot battles.
The animation production will be by OLM under the supervision of director Ushiro Shinji, known for works such as “Youkai Watch”. The twin protagonists will be voiced by Ishigami Shizuka (as Kudou Raiga) and Sakurai Haruna (as Kudou Kuuga), and the other cast are; Hiyama Nobuyuki (as Gao-Granner Leo), Hino Satoshi (as Gao-Granner Eagle), and Fukuyama Jun (as Mach Gou).
They will also be releasing various toys such as transformable robot “Earth Granner Leo-Cheetah” and mini-car “Core Granner Leo Tomica” in conjunction with the broadcast of the anime series. They will be sold at toy stores and other shops nationwide from Apr. 2020.
TV anime “Tomica Kizuna Gattai: Earth Granner” will be aired on TV Osaka and 6 channels of TV Tokyo from Apr. 2020.
<Comments from the cast are as below>
【Ishigami Shizuka as Kudou Raiga】
I'm Ishigami Shizuka and I will be voicing Raiga-kun of “Earth Granner”.
When you think about it, 50 years is quite a long time.
It's an honor to be part of the work of Tomica-san whose history is longer than my life! Thank you again, and congratulations!
I will do my best and put my heart and soul into making it a great animation together. I hope you all will enjoy the show!
【Sakurai Haruna as Kudou Kuuga】
I'm Sakurai Haruna and I will be voicing Kudou Kuuga in “Earth Granner”.
It made me so happy to get this job, every time I see a Tomica, it makes me so excited! I couldn't wait for the day the information about this anime is released!
It's my honor to be the protagonist of the 50th-anniversary anime of the famous toy, “Tomica”.
I will do my best to keep up with everyone's expectations!
【Hiyama Nobuyuki as Gao-Granner Leo】
It's been a while since my last act in a robot anime!
I'm looking forward to it!
【Hino Satoshi as Gao-Granner Eagle】
I'm Hino Satoshi and I will be voicing Gao-Granner Eagle in “Earth Granner”. This is exactly the dream-anime full of everyone's favorites, especially for the boys.
I will put my heart into giving hope and dreams to children all around the world and make them all smile through “Earth Granner”. Please look forward to the show!
【Fukuyama Jun as Mach Go】
I'm Fukuyama Jun and will take on the role of Mach Go.
He's like a big brother to the two protagonists and supports the two boys in their fights.
I will do my best to play the role of a cheerful but reliable man with great skills!
(C)TOMY/Earth Granner・TV Osaka