You gotta believe! PaRappa the Rapper is getting another anime

New TV shorts to premiere on August 18

We went from not having a PaRappa the Rapper anime to having a PaRappa the Rapper anime debuting on August 18 in an instant. Life is good.

Fuji TV has announced that the property created in 1996 by former pop-artist Masaya Matsuura is getting its own series of anime shorts, in a show called PJ Berri no Mogu Mogu Munya Munya — to star PJ, PaRappa, and Chop Chop Master Onion, animated by Doga Kobo. It’s main purpose is to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the franchise, and the 15th anniversary of the original anime.

I’m still very much in love with this crew, and think of them on a regular basis. Whenever I see donuts I usually think of PJ, I have Lucio’s voiceline as “You Gotta Believe!,” I buy every re-release I can, and I was one of those people who actually liked PlayStation All-Stars and constantly played as PaRappa.

I’d love nothing more than to see Ape Escape and PaRappa make a comeback on the PS4.

PJ Bear [Fuji TV via Lifelower]

Chris Carter
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