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Jong-Tama Pong Anime Reveals More Cast and Staff

Jong-Tama Pong Anime Reveals More Cast and Staff

The official website for Jong-Tama Pong☆, the “comical” television anime shorts adaptation of Cat Food Studio and Yostar‘s free-to-play mahjong game Mahjong Soul (Jong-Tama or Jan-Tama/majsoul), has revealed the show’s main cast, additional staff, premiere date, and promotional video.

This series will be broadcast as part of the Mainichi Broadcasting System / Tokyo Broadcasting System. It’ll be on the “Super Animeism” programming block on Fridays during the 25:50 time slot (actually on Saturday morning at 1:50 am JST) beginning on April 1, 2022.

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Confirmed Cast

It has been confirmed that the cast of the Mahjong Soul mobile game will reprise their roles for the TV anime, including:

  • Yūki Ono as Wanjirou
  • Maaya Uchida as Ichihime
  • Mariya Ise as Kaguyahime
  • Shinnosuke Tachibana as Hideki Akechi
  • Ami Koshimizu as Yui Yagi
  • And Hiroki Yasumoto as Osamu Saitou
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Staff Members

Among the staff for the upcoming short-form TV anime are:

  • Kenshirō Morii (Anime-GatarisBanG Dream! Girls Band Party! PicoGrand Blues!), directing the anime at Scooter Films
  • Alke, credited with animation cooperation
  • Morii, overseeing and writing the series scripts
  • Motoki Nakanishi as the assistant director
  • Sōshi Kinutani, adapting the character designs for animation
  • Noriko Tsutsui as the art director
  • Takatoshi Hamano as the sound director
  • Shintarō Mori, composing the music


What You Should Know About the Game

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The Chinese game company Cat Food Studio developed the online mahjong game and launched it in China in 2018. Yostar debuted it in Japan as a web browser game in April 2019. The game is also now available as an app on iOS and Android devices. The game is free-to-play, but players can update their avatar characters and accessories with random microtransactions.

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