Bananya

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Bananya
ばなにゃ
GenreComedy
Anime television series
Directed byKyō Yatate
Produced byKyō Yatate
Written byKyō Yatate
StudioGathering
TMS Entertainment (Production cooperation)
Licensed byCrunchyroll
Original networkTV Saitama, Sun TV
Original run July 4, 2016 September 26, 2016
Episodes13 (List of episodes)
Anime television series
Bananya and the Curious Bunch
Directed byKyō Yatate
Written byMasahiro Takata
Music byAkiyuki Tateyama
StudioGathering
TMS Entertainment
Licensed byCrunchyroll
Original networkTV Tokyo
Original run October 1, 2019 – present
Episodes3 (List of episodes)
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Bananya (ばなにゃ) is an original Japanese anime television series produced by animation studio Gathering. It aired from July 4, 2016 to September 26, 2016. The series follows a white cat who lives inside a banana. It was streamed outside of Japan by Crunchyroll.[1] A second season premiered on October 1, 2019.

Plot[edit]

Discovering a new species of tiny cats living inside of bananas, the anime revolves around their lives. Bananya's lifelong dream is to bathe in chocolate with all of his banana cat friends. Until then, they are trying to live their lives as best as they can in a normal household.

Characters[edit]

Narrator
Voiced by: Yoshikazu Ebisu (Bananya); Kana Yūki (Bananya and the Curious Bunch) (Japanese); Mike Toole (English)
Bananya (ばなにゃ)
Voiced by: Yūki Kaji
Tabby Bananya (とらばなにゃ, Tora Bananya)
Voiced by: Ayumu Murase
Bananyako (ばなにゃ子)
Voiced by: Ayumu Murase
Black Bananya (くろばなにゃ, Kuro Bananya)
Voiced by: Yūki Kaji
Long-haired Bananya (けながばなにゃ, Kenaga Bananya)
Voiced by: Yūki Kaji
Mackerel Bananya (さばとらばなにゃ, Sabatora Bananya)
Voiced by: Ayumu Murase
Daddy Bananya (おやじばなにゃ, Oyaji Bananya)
Voiced by: Yūki Kaji
Baby Bananya (ベビーばなにゃ, Bebī Bananya)
Voiced by: Ayumu Murase
Calico Bananya (みけばなにゃ, Mike Bananya)
Voiced by: Yūki Kaji
Bananya Bunch (たばなにゃたち, Tabananyatachi)
Voiced by: Ayumu Murase
The Mice (ねずみ, Nezumi)
Voiced by: Ayumu Murase

Production[edit]

Production of a Bananya television was originally announced by stationery company Q-Lia, creator of Shizuku-chan, with a crowdfunding campaign to aid production of the series.[2][3] Bananya began airing from July 4, 2016 and ended on September 26, 2016. Kyō Yatate directed the series at studio Gathering with production cooperation by TMS Entertainment. Each episode is three minutes, and the ending theme is "Lucky Holiday," performed by AXELL featuring Yūki Kaji.[4]

Crunchyroll licensed the first series internationally,[1] with home video distribution handled by Discotek Media in North America, who also produced an English dub for the series.[5]

On August 7, 2019, the official website revealed that a second anime series titled Bananya and the Curious Bunch (ばなにゃ ふしぎななかまたち, Bananya Fushigi na Nakamatachi, lit. Bananya: Wondrous Friends) was in production, and premiered on October 1, 2019.[6][7] Crunchyroll licensed the second anime series for distribution internationally.[8]

Episode list[edit]

Bananya[edit]

No. Title[a] Original airdate
1"The Kitty Who Lived in a Banana"
"Bananya, Nya" (Japanese: ばなにゃ、にゃ)
July 4, 2016 (2016-07-04)
2"Bananya and Friends, Nya"
"Bananya, Nakamatachi Nya" (Japanese: ばなにゃ、なかまたちにゃ)
July 11, 2016 (2016-07-11)
3"Bananya Watches TV, Nya"
"Bananya, Terebi Nya" (Japanese: ばなにゃ、てれびにゃ)
July 18, 2016 (2016-07-18)
4"Bananya and the Mouse, Nya"
"Bananya, Nezumi Nya" (Japanese: ばなにゃ、ねずみにゃ)
July 25, 2016 (2016-07-25)
5"Bananya and the Refrigerator, Nya"
"Bananya, Reizouko Nya" (Japanese: ばなにゃ、れいぞうこにゃ)
August 1, 2016 (2016-08-01)
6"Bananya Goes Out, Nya"
"Bananya, Odekake Nya" (Japanese: ばなにゃ、おでかけにゃ)
August 8, 2016 (2016-08-08)
7"Bananya in the Middle of the Night, Nya"
"Bananya, Mayonaka Nya" (Japanese: ばなにゃ、まよなかにゃ)
August 15, 2016 (2016-08-15)
8"Bananya and the Stray Cat, Nya"
"Bananya, Noraneko Nya" (Japanese: ばなにゃ、のらねこにゃ)
August 22, 2016 (2016-08-22)
9"Bananya in the Bathroom, Nya"
"Bananya, Basurūmu Nya" (Japanese: ばなにゃ、ばするーむにゃ)
August 29, 2016 (2016-08-29)
10"Bananya and the Balloon, Nya"
"Bananya, Fūsen Nya" (Japanese: ばなにゃ、ふうせんにゃ)
September 5, 2016 (2016-09-05)
11"Bananya Takes a Walk, Nya"
"Bananya, Osanpo Nya" (Japanese: ばなにゃ、おさんぽにゃ)
September 12, 2016 (2016-09-12)
12"Bananya's Afternoon Nap, Nya"
"Bananya, Ohirune Nya" (Japanese: ばなにゃ、おひるねにゃ)
September 19, 2016 (2016-09-19)
13"Bananya and the Birthday, Nya"
"Bananya, Otanjōbi Nya" (Japanese: ばなにゃ、おたんじょうびにゃ)
September 26, 2016 (2016-09-26)

Bananya and the Curious Bunch[edit]

No. Title[a] Original airdate
1"N/A"
October 1, 2019 (2019-10-01)
2"Bananya and the Meowteors, Nya"
"Bananya to Nyagareboshi Nya" (Japanese: ばなにゃとにゃがれぼしにゃ)
October 8, 2019 (2019-10-08)
3"Bananya and the Droopy-eared Bananya, Nya"
"Bananya to Taremimi Bananya Nya" (Japanese: ばなにゃとたれみみばなににゃ)
October 15, 2019 (2019-10-15)

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b All English titles are taken from Crunchyroll

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Crunchyroll Adds B-Project, New Game!, Bananya, Hitori no Shita the outcast (Updated)". Anime News Network. July 1, 2016. Retrieved July 4, 2016.
  2. ^ "Q-Lia's Banana Cat Character 'Bananya' Gets Crowdfunding for TV Anime". Anime News Network. February 8, 2016. Retrieved August 3, 2016.
  3. ^ "Bananya TV Anime's Promo Video Streamed". Anime News Network. April 7, 2016. Retrieved August 3, 2016.
  4. ^ "Boyish Girls Group AXELL Performs TV Anime "Bananya" ED Song with Yuki Kaji". Crunchyroll. June 14, 2016. Retrieved February 23, 2017.
  5. ^ "Discotek Licenses Cyborg 009 The Cyborg Soldier, Tomorrow's Joe, Project ARMS, NieA_7, Lupin III: The Legend of the Gold of Babylon". Anime News Network. August 14, 2017. Retrieved November 24, 2017.
  6. ^ "Bananya Banana Cat Mascot Gets New TV Anime This Fall". Anime News Network. August 7, 2019. Retrieved August 7, 2019.
  7. ^ Mateo, Alex (September 5, 2019). "Bananya Season 2 Anime Premieres on October 1". Anime News Network. Retrieved September 5, 2019.
  8. ^ Mateo, Alex (August 7, 2019). "Crunchyroll to Stream Bananya Season 2 Anime". Anime News Network. Retrieved August 8, 2019.

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