Gudetama: An Eggcellent Adventure
Almost immediately after bursting from the shell and declaring, "I'm borned!", Piyo the baby chick is intent on finding the pair's long-lost mother. Gudetama the raw egg yolk, on the other hand, wants nothing more than to be left alone to laze around on his permanently attached gelatinous cushion of egg white. Far from off-putting, his apathetic lethargy coupled with his dry wit makes him surprisingly adorable (his occasional flash of butt cheeks don't hurt either). Young children will learn a little about Japanese cuisine while laughing and cheering on the hapless adventures of this unlikely pair and adults will enjoy the witty conversations with the various forms of eggs they encounter. Everyone who comes across this delightful little show will be surprised to find just how entertaining eggs can be.
Gudetama: An Eggcellent Adventure
Gudetama is an absolutely bizarre show that starts off as a quirky adventure and soon turns into a surreal fever dream. I do appreciate this is tailored for kids and you definitely need to leverage your expectations with this one accordingly. The animation though is great and the voice acting decent, even if the narrative is a bit shaky at times.
Get ready for a parent-searching roadtrip packed with exhaustion and empathy with the odd couple of Gudetama and Shakipiyo! Having resigned themself to the fact that they will just end up on someone's plate, Gudetama just wants to be lazy all the time. But, swept up by the go-getting, overbearing chick Shakipiyo, they leave the refrigerator and head out into the world. Together, these polar opposites go on an adventure to find their mother! Along their trip, they meet various eggs and learn how each one is cooked. Gudetama begins to think about its own path and realizes it must do something or just go rotten! Can Gudetama, who doesn't want to move or work, actually reach its mother?
In what may be one of the cutest trailers recently released, Gudetama and his sibling, Shakipiyo, go through what seems to be quite the treacherous journey to find their mom. The many versions of Gudetama can be witnessed in the official trailer, along with all the moods the iconic egg tends to express. Cast and voices for the series include Akiyoshi Nakao, Serena Motala, and Sarutoki Minagawa. Based on characters by Sanrio, the series is directed by Motonori Sakakibara with composition by Yoichi Kato with music by Koji. Of course, there's an equally adorable theme song to accompany the adventure with "Gudetama Koshinkyoku" by Yuko Hara. The eggcellent series arrives on Netflix on December 13th. Let us know in the comments below your favorite version of Gudetama!
Before "An Eggcellent Adventure" came to fruition, Gudetama got quite a bit of television experience under their belt already. Courtesy of the TBS (Tokyo Broadcasting System Holdings) show "Asa Chan!" they starred in their own series of shorts from 2014 to 2020 that follow their unwanted yet often wild adventures. The episodes aren't long, generally clocking in under a minute each, and the animation is far from innovative, but the stories give you a good idea of who Gudetama is while introducing their numerous supporting characters at the same time. This series was followed-up by YouTube's "Gudetama Freestyle" in early 2021. 041b061a72