Animal Yokocho


Animal Yokocho (アニマル横町, trans. Animal Alley) is a Japanese manga and anime series aimed at children about a little girl who has a doorway to another world in her room, from which three bizarre and frequently-annoying stuffed animal-like creatures emerge to make her life “interesting”. The manga was created by Ryō Maekawa and is serialized in Ribon Magazine, Ribon Original and Ribon Bikkuri. This manga’s characters originally appeared in Ribon Original as quiz column’s characters. The manga won the award for children’s manga at the 51st Shogakukan Manga Awards.

Animal Alleyis a Japanese manga and anime series aimed at children about a little girl who has a doorway to another world in her room, from which three bizarre and frequently-annoying stuffed animal-like creatures emerge to make her life “interesting”. The manga was created by Ryō Maekawa. The manga won the award for children’s manga at the 51st Shogakukan Manga Awards. On the first day her family moved to their new house, 5-year-old Ami-chan made friends with three talking animals who came out of a door in her bedroom floor, which she finds out leads to Animal Yokocho, another world. The three are Issa, an overly innocent, soft-spoken panda, Kenta, a highly strung, red-scarf-loving bear who puts on an almost constant tough-guy act, and Iyo, a rabbit who usually holds her own well-being and enjoyment over the happiness (and safety) of her friends. Even at only 5 years old, Ami-chan is easily the most rational of the group, and she’s a little wary at first, but she eventually comes around and starts spending her free time with them. A typical day involves Ami-chan and the three doing different things to pass the time, often playing a seemingly innocent game, but in AniYoko style. Unfortunately for Ami-chan, the AniYoko version usually turns out to be drastically different, much less logical, and usually more dangerous than the ordinary version.

[sociallocker]Opening Theme:
#1: “Tondemo Nothing ~Doki☆Doki Animal Yokocho no Uta no Maki~” by Ami with Iyo, Kenta, Issa
#2: “Love chu You!!” by Ribbon Girl
Ending Theme:
#1: “Fantasista Girl” by the Indigo
#2: “Sweetie” by Fumiko Orikasa
Animal Yokocho Original Soundtrack: ???[/sociallocker]

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