Discovery Kids has picked up the broadcasting rights of the Japanese animation series Monster Kid from the house of famous creator of Ninja Hattori series, Fujiko Fujio.
Talking about the development, Discovery Kids head Uttam Pal Singh mentioned, “Kids are always curious about monster and monster stories! One of the key reasons for the exponential growth of Discovery Kids is that we have singled out shows which went on to captivate and engage kids in India. We are excited to partner with the legendary Japanese creator Fujiko Fujio and TV Asahi on this series and we believe that Monster Kid has all the elements to engage, entertain and tickle the curiosity of kids.”
Monster Kid revolves around the titular character, the prince of Monster Land, who travels to human realms along with his companions Dracula, Wolfman, and Frankenstein to be trained for his preparation to become the king. He uses his superpowers to overcome various challenges and develops a special bond with a human boy Hiroshi, which has attracted the attention of kids across the world.
TV Asahi head of animation of International Business Department Takahiro Kishimoto added, “We are delighted with this exciting opportunity and look forward to further strengthening the partnership with Discovery Kids. We hope Monster Kid will turn out to be another animation sensation from TV Asahi in India.”
Monster Kid, which has been quite popular throughout the world, including Latin America, Europe and all of Asia, will premiere on Discovery Kids from 26 November onwards, at noon.