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Kara Gets Own Animated Show


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The five-member South Korean girl pop group Kara will get their own animated adaptation that will air in Japan next spring. The tentatively titled Kara The Animation television series will consist of five episodes, and each episode will focus on one of the band's members. The fictional stories will feature each of the members in a different career: Gyuri as a police officer, Seungyeon as an astronaut, Nicole as a passenger boat captain, Hara as security police for the Monaco royal family, and Jiyoung as a sexy and spirited firefighter.


Each group member will provide the voices for the animated versions of themselves, and so the series will air with Korean dialogue and will have Japanese subtitles. The series will mark each members' voice-acting debut, and the group will also provide the show's theme song.


The reason for the new series is to provide a way for Kara to reach out to fans in Japan, even though the members do not get many chances to visit Japan. Gyuri herself is a well-known fan of manga such as One Piece and anime. Her own mother was a voice actress, so she said that she and her mother were overjoyed at her first opportunity to voice-act.


An advanced preview of the show will premiere during the group's first performance at the Tokyo Dome stadium on January 6. The show will air in both South Korea and Japan.


Universal Music Japan credits the Korean companies DSP Media Co. Ltd., SBS MTV Co. Ltd., and Dongwoo Animation Co. Ltd. with production.



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k0dama 2nd-Dec-2012 03:06 am (UTC)
... not sure if want. Is there a demand for animated versions of the girls? This move seems kind of random.
royu_kiyo Might as well2nd-Dec-2012 03:41 am (UTC)
Five episodes!? That's it!? Weak.
apharel 2nd-Dec-2012 03:53 am (UTC)
WAT.

my bb seungyeon is an otaku too~
kanbisenshi 2nd-Dec-2012 03:59 am (UTC)
Gyuri as a police officer, Seungyeon as an astronaut, Nicole as a passenger boat captain, Hara as security police for the Monaco royal family, and Jiyoung as a sexy and spirited firefighter.

blackdevil2722 2nd-Dec-2012 09:04 am (UTC)
Random and not really related but this reminds me of KAT-TUN's Entag Anime from quite some time ago.

Let's see how this goes for KARA. It looks pretty promising.
citrine047 2nd-Dec-2012 10:49 am (UTC)
KAT-TUN's was more of a cm format right, which had less than 5minutes per ep..
blackdevil2722 3rd-Dec-2012 06:05 am (UTC)
Actually it's about a minute per episode, and there's only 5 episodes so...lol. But the main thing is that KAT-TUN have gone down the idol-to-Anime-characters route before as well, and have also voice-acted for their own characters.
gacchiri 2nd-Dec-2012 08:28 pm (UTC)
a drama, and now their own anime? when will your faves tbh?


leitoph 3rd-Dec-2012 08:23 am (UTC)
However short or random it would be... It's another step for KARA! ♥



Edited at 2012-12-03 08:24 am (UTC)
stole_away 4th-Dec-2012 02:46 am (UTC)
okay...
cuizy 10th-Dec-2012 03:17 am (UTC)
I like the occupations they choose for the girls.... Not generically girly.... My feminist side is happy
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