Yes, the 1987 beat em up game is back, so is the anime series, publisher Namco Bandai has announced today. As teased a fortnight ago, on the Wonder Momo webiste, we will see the revival of the brand.
Here’s what the official website reads:
“Wonder Momo is back! Spanning multiple genres of entertainment, the new Wonder Momo follows up the 1987 classic with a brand-new game, Japanese anime series, and high-energy J-pop music tracks. The Wonder Momo revival builds off of the story established in the 2012 Wonder Momo webcomic and takes it to a whole new level, letting fans watch the anime, listen to the music, and play the game.”
The original game in the series was developed by Namco itself but this time, the game based on one of their earliest heroines will be made by WayForward Technologies, the developers behind Shantae.
As far as the storyline is concerned, Momoko will be the lead character of the game – the daughter of the original protagonist of the web comic. It is going to be a PC and Android based game.
The anime series will be produced by ShiftLook and animated by Graphinica. Yutaka Kagawa will be directing the series and it will feature the original Japanese pop music tracks by Namco Bandai.
Crunchyroll.com will stream.
Here is an introduction of the characters from the series, in case you haven’t been acquainted with them or have forgotten:
Momoko (CV: Yuka Fujiwara) – First-year high school student who wants to be an idol. Admires top idol Akiho (CV: Misaki Komatsu), but isn’t having much luck herself. Goofy with intense emotions. Gets powers one day to transform into Wonder Momo. Reluctantly, will overcome difficulties through her own optimism.
Natsuhiko (CV: Atsushi Tamaru) – Third-year student at same school as Momoko. Aspires to be a news photographer, and belong to the school photography club. Is always lowering his favorite single-lens reflect from the neck down. Gives advice to Momoko.
Yumi (CV: Anju Inami) – Classmate of Momoko. Always serious. Good grades. Watches over Momoko.
Glooder (CV: Atsushi Imaruoka) – Powersuit researcher. Has been watching the movements of the Warudemon forces. Has a little bit of a panicky personality.
Glieger (CV: Rob Pereyda) Helped the Original Wonder Momo 25 years ago. Has been hiding in the United States for a long time.
Waru – King of the alien empire bent on the conquest of Earth. Gets obsessed with things in the way of his ambitions.
Waru Soldier – Soldier of the alien empire. Follow’s the Warudemon’s instructions exactly, but likes Earth idols. Fight desperately every time, but are a bit goofy, too.