Hi Hi Yourself
Among the new cartoons announced for Cartoon Network's 2004 lineup are an interesting-looking French show called Code LYOKO; the new Astroboy, starting March 8th; and Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi, a cartoon featuring Puffy, only one of the greatest bands ever. I am in total shock!
One of Japan's biggest pop music acts arrives in America, not with a massive stadium tour but as a cartoon. Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi, set to debut in December, follows the adventures of two very cool, but very different, pop stars as they travel from gig to gig or just hang out in their hometown of Tokyo. Ami is the peppy, positive and resourceful one. Yumi is the hard-rocking, no-nonsense cynic with an absolutely infallible sense of cool. Together, they take the world by storm, despite occasional misjudgments from their well-meaning but tragically square manager, Kaz. Hi Hi Puffy Ami Yumi also will feature live-action segments starring the real life Puffy AmiYumi as well as the group's catchy J-pop hits.
I loooove Puffy. I have both sets of dolls (the Takara Jenny-style and the Rodney Alan Greenblatt vinyls), plus the Kubricks. All their albums, videos, etc. So how can there be a Puffy cartoon, and me with no work on it? There's no justice, I tell you.