JO1’s JOCHUM Sanrio Characters Receive TV Anime in Summer 2024

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Japanese idol group JO1 and Sanrio’s character collaboration line JOCHUM will receive a TV anime series that will premiere sometime this Summer 2024. The anime will air on Fuji TV’s MEZAMASHI Saturday edutainment program. 

The official Twitter account for JOCHUM posted a new visual highlighting the main Sanrio characters

Hazumu Sakuta (Sumikko Gurashi Sorairo no Mainichi) will direct the anime series and Yoichi Kato (Aikatsu, Yokai Watch) will serve as screenwriter and scriptwriter. FANWORKS will be in charge of the animation production. 

JOCHUM consists of 11 characters that represent each member of JO1 and a respective Sanrio mascot, who all live in a single home. They include PiHai the black fox (Sukai Kinjo), Rain the blue fox (Ren Kawashiri), Micoon the microphone (Junki Kono), Chimata the rabbit (Syoya Kimata), Yanukami the dragon (Sho Yonashiro), Mamechi the corgi (Issei Mamehara), Pop-poh the penguin (Takumi Kawanishi), Chulala the chihuahua (Shion Tsurubo), Moco the angel (Shohei Ohira), Ruru the white dog (Ruki Shiroiwa), and Bira the sunflower (Keigo Sato). 

JO1 was first formed during the airing of Lapone Entertainment’s Produce 101 reality show in 2019. The band debuted publicly in 2020, and they first collaborated with Sanrio to create the JOCHUM characters in 2022. 

Source: JOCHUM Official Twitter, Comic Natalie

William Moo is a freelance writer who has previously written for OTAQUEST and MANGA.TOKYO. He enjoys watching lots of anime every season and reading from time to time. You can follow him on Twitter @thewriterSITB.
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