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Stitch!
Japanese Stitch Logo.jpg
Logo for the first season of the series.
スティッチ!
(Sutitchi!)
Genre Kodomo
TV anime
Stitch!
Director Masami Hata
Studio Madhouse, Walt Disney Animation Japan
Network Japan TV Tokyo
Disney Channel Japan
Original run October 8, 2008March 25, 2009
Episodes 26
TV anime
Stitch! ~ The Mischievous Alien's Great Adventure ~
Director Masami Hata
Studio Madhouse, Walt Disney Animation Japan
Network Japan TV Asahi
Disney Channel Japan
Original run October 13, 2009 – ongoing
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Stitch! (スティッチ! Sutitchi!?) is the anime adaption of the animated feature film Lilo & Stitch and the subsequent spin-off series by Walt Disney Animation Studios. It takes place in the future after the film and started in Japan in October 2008.[1][2][3] The show features a Japanese girl named Yuna in place of Lilo, and is set on a fictional island in the Ryukyus off the shore of Okinawa instead of Hawaii. The island is called Izayoi. A second anime season, called Stitch! ~ The Mischievous Alien's Great Adventure (スティッチ!悪戯エイリアンの大冒険 Sutitchi! Itazura Eirian no Daibōken?) began airing in Japan on October 13 2009.[4]

The first season began airing under the English language on Disney Channel (Australia) on Friday, 4 December 2009 at 3:30 PM, and went to also air in English later on Disney Channel Asia December 19, 2009.

Contents

Production

Logo for "Stitch! ~The Mischievous Alien's Great Adventure~," the second season of the series.

The show is animated and co-produced by the Japanese animation house Madhouse LTD.[1][2][3]

At the 2008 Tokyo International Anime Fair, the pilot for the series was showcased for attendees at the Madhouse booth. Information was also shown around Disney's booth, showing the cast of characters who would appear in the anime. From the information available, many of the past characters, such as Jumba Jookiba, Pleakley, and Captain Gantu might appear, as well as three villains; Dr. Jacques von Hamsterviel, Experiment 627, and Leroy. In addition, two characters, Reuben and Angel, are in the anime. Sparky and Felix, also appear in the anime due to their popularity from the english franchise.

Stitch! started on TV Tokyo and following affiliates at 7:00pm on October 8, 2008 and had an hour premiere of the first two episodes. Afterwords, it aired on every Wednesday after at 7:26PM timeslot, essentially replacing Bleach.

Where the Hawaiian culture was featured in the original version, the culture of Okinawa Prefecture and the other Ryukyu Islands is featured. For example, Yuna's karate has replaced Lilo's hula.

The Stitch anime influnces kodomo manga. It is originally aimed in Japan at young kids aged 4 to 14 years. Most of the main characters are young children with Yuna being a 9-year old, 4th grader and elementary school student. But however like in all Japanese anime, some darker and mature content are present in the original Japanese version as they were appropriate and friendly to the kids in Japan.

Characters

Yuna's (who was initially given the name Hanako) look is similar to Lilo in Stitch!.
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Main characters

Yuna (ユウナ?)
Seiyū: Motoko Kumai
She is a young 9-year old 4th grader, elementary-school student who lives on a fictional island off the shore of Okinawa, called Izayoi. Living on Izayoi, she learned and studies karate, living a rather normal life, but having to deal with minor problems living with her grandmother, Obaa. However, one day she meets a strange creature that has come from the depths of space, Stitch.
Stitch (スティッチ Sutitchi?)
Seiyū: Kōichi Yamadera
Stitch (original name: Experiment #626), an alien from outer space, one day ends up falling to an island located on Earth, called Izayoi. He discovers "The Spiritual Stone" on Okinawa and learns it can grant his wish of becoming the strongest in the universe...provided he does enough good deeds.
Doctor Jumba (ジャンバ博士 Janba Hakase?)
Seiyū: Shōzō Iizuka
Jumba is an evil genius scientist, the one who created Stitch, and the other 625 Experients. He is assigned by the Galactic Council to watch over Stitch, and lives with Yuna and Obaa. He is much friendlier in this series than the original, and has less of a penchant for evil.
Pleakley (プリークリー Purīkurī?)
Seiyū: Yūji Mitsuya
He is a one-eyed alien working for the Galactic Council and Earth expert. He is Jumba's best friend, and lives with him along with Yuna, Obaa, and Stitch.
Obaa (Grandma)
Seiyū: Hisako Kyōda
Yuna's grandmother.
Kijimuna
Seiyū: Kappei Yamaguchi
He is a little being who is Yuna & Stitch's friend.
Angel (エンジェル Enjeru?)
Seiyū: Keiko Toda
Experiment #624: A pink female experiment. Stitch is madly in love with her and she shares the same feeling.
Sparky
Seiyū: Yūji Mitsuya
Experiment #221: he can create crippling electric surges.
Felix
Seiyū: Kappei Yamaguchi
Experiment #010: Felix can use his vacuum-like trunk to sterilize, disinfect, and clean everything in sight.

Other characters

Piko (named Penny in the English dub)
Seiyū: Miyako Ito
Yuna's rival. She is also a black-team karate leader.
Kouji (named Kenny in the English dub)
Seiyū: Yuka Nishigaki
Although he is Piko's older brother, he is always bossed around by her.
Taka
Seiyū: Hitomi Hase
Piko's friend. His skin is like a langsat-colour skin. He is always bossed around by Piko.
Masa
Seiyū: Yuki Ishii
Piko's friend. He wears a cap and has orange hair. He is always bossed around by Piko.
Tarou
Seiyū: Tomoe Banba
Yuna's karate student and classmate.
Honda-san (named Mr. Honda in the English dub)
Seiyū: Sōryū Konno
He is a mailman.
Suzuki
Seiyū: Kanji Suzumori
He is a policeman.
Kawasaki-sensei (named Mrs. Kawasaki in the English dub)
Seiyū: Ryōko Nagata
She is a teacher of Yuna's school
Sae-chan
Seiyū:
A new stylish transfer student, introduced in the new series. She becomes Yuna's new friend.
BooGoo
Seiyū:
A new Japanese spirit. It is now Pleakley's pet.
Yuna's father
Seiyū: ???

Villians

Dr. Jacques Von Hämsterviel
Seiyū: Hiroshi Yanaka
The villain who is a college buddy of Jumba. He has been seen in Leroy and Stitch and Stitch The Movie.
Reuben
Seiyū: Kōji Ochiai
Experiment #625: he has all powers of Stitch, but he is lazy and eats sandwiches.
Captain Gantu
Seiyū: Unshou Ishizuka
In Leroy & Stitch, he got back his position as Captain. In the anime however, he works for Hamsterviel to steal Stitch's Gadget.

Episode list

Cast

Please note that the original voice cast from Lilo & Stitch did not reprise their roles for this anime.

Character Voice Actor (Japanese) Voice Actor (English)
Stitch Kōichi Yamadera Ben Diskin
Yūna Motoko Kumai Eden Riegel
Jumba Shōzō Iizuka Jess Winfield
Pleakley Yūji Mitsuya Ted Biaselli
Hämsterviel Hiroshi Yanaka Kirk Thornton
Gantu Unshou Ishizuka Keith Silverstein
Obaa (Grandma) Hisako Kyōda Gwendoline Yeo
Kijimuna Kappei Yamaguchi Colleen O'Shaughnessey
Reuben Kōji Ochiai Dave Wittenberg
Yūna's father Kōichi Yamadera  ???
Tarō Tomoe Banba Stephanie Sheh
Taka Hitomi Hase Laura Bailey
Masa Yuki Ishii Kari Wahlgren
Honda-san (Mr. Honda) Sōryū Konno Dave Wittenberg
Suzuki Kanji Suzumori Kirk Thornton
Piko (Penny) Miyako Ito Meghan Strange
Angel Keiko Toda Kate Higgins
Kōji (Kenny) Yuka Nishigaki Derek Stephen Prince
Jun Yuri Konno Laura Bailey
Tonbo Yūki Kaji Dave Wittenberg
Sparky Yūji Mitsuya Steven Jay Blum
Felix Kappei Yamaguchi Steven Jay Blum
Kawasaki-sensei (Mrs. Kawasaki) Ryōko Nagata Kari Wahlgren
Tachicchu Sōryū Konno Steven Jay Blum

Differences between the Japanese and the English

  • The opening and ending themes are replaced with one theme for the English version, composed of electric guitars, taiko drums and character voices.
  • The opening title and ending credits sequences in the English version are made up of clips and still shots from various episodes, rather than the unique animation used in the Japanese versions.
  • In the Japanese version, each episode ended with a preview for the next episode. The English version has no previews.
  • The original Japanese background music is completely replaced with different music.
  • The original Japanese sound effects are sometimes replaced with different sounds.
  • The music of any of the traditional Japanese and Okinawan instruments such as the Okinawan musical instrument called the Sanshin as the precursor of the Japanese shamisen are completely replaced and changed with new different Japanese and Okinawan instrument music in the dub.
  • Some scenes are cut or rearranged in the English version.
  • Some episodes are shortened to half-length and aired together in a single 30-minute block in the English version.
  • Although Japanese cultural references (and even Japanese kana, kanji and romaji) are mostly kept in the dub (with some Japanese kana, and kanji translated to English), the script/dialogue has been completely rewritten. This is partly done to make the anime seem like a direct sequel to the Leroy & Stitch movie (which in itself is a sequel of Lilo and Stitch: The Series).
  • Jokes, puns, humor from the Japanese version have been removed. Instead, other jokes, puns and humor, as well as extra dialogue are added to the English dub script.

Crew

DVD

The first DVD box set of the series was out on Aug 05, 2009 in Japan, which has episodes 1-13.[5] A single DVD called Stitch! Kessaku Episode Shu / Sukisuki! Angel was out on the same day,[6] but with only three episodes which are Episodes 6, 8 & 11 (Lovely! Angel - Episode 6, Stitch lost! - Episode 8 & Panic in the Pineapple Plant - Episode 11) & the 2nd half of the series (Episode 14-26) in another DVD box set was out on Oct 07, 2009.[7]

Theme songs

In the English version of the show, the opening theme song only uses generic music instead of any of the Japanese songs.

Stitch! (Season 1)

Opening theme
  • "Ichariba Ohana" (イチャリバオハナ "If We've Met Before, We're Ohana"?) by Begin
Ending themes
  • "Izayoi Yoi" (イザヨイヨイ?, "Izayoi Evening") by Begin w/ Hatoma Kanako (ep 1- 13)
  • "Stitch is Coming" by Bless4 (ep 14- 26)

Stitch! ~Itazura Alien no Daibouken~ (Season 2)

Opening theme
  • "SMILE" by Kimaguren (ep 1 - 10)
  • "Rodeo star mate" by The Pillows (ep 11 - 20)
  • "Love" by AiM (ep 21)
Ending theme
  • "Stitch Eisa" by LoversSoul

Trivia

  • The crocodile was in the anime (which appears to be the same one from Peter Pan).
  • There were lots of Disney cultures in the anime. (eg. Mickey Mouse's pants, some items in Mickey Mouse shape, Mickey Mouse-styled hand from Stitch's car, Disney Princess costumes)
  • The talking door "knobs" are in the anime and from Lord Kutato's palace, in Aladdin "Snowman is an Island".
  • A crocodile-headed imp was in the anime (which appears to be the same one from Aladdin (TV series).
  • A cyclops named Fashoom are in the anime (from Aladdin "Prophet Motive").

References

  1. ^ a b Disney seals Japan anime and "Lilo and Stich" deal, International business times, 2008-03-06
  2. ^ a b Disney says to produce Anime 'made in Japan' (2008-03-08)
  3. ^ a b Disney plans Japan animation effort, International Herald Tribune, 2008-03-06
  4. ^ "Stitch! 2nd Season Announced". Animekon. http://www.animekon.com/news-955-Stitch-2nd-Season-Announced.html. Retrieved 2009-03-31. 
  5. ^ Play-asia.com
  6. ^ Play-asia.com
  7. ^ Play-asia.com

External links

Official Japanese Sites

International Sites

English Fan Sites

Others


Simple English

Stitch! (スティッチ! Sutitchi!?) is a new anime project from Walt Disney Pictures. It is an adapted version of the animated movie Lilo & Stitch and the spin-offs that came after it, mainly Lilo & Stitch: The Series. It takes place in the future after the movie and started in Japan in October 2008.[1][2][3]The show has a Japanese girl named Yuna in place of Lilo, and is set on a fictional island off the shore of Okinawa instead of Hawaii.

Contents

Cast

  • Stitch: Kōichi Yamadera
  • Yūna: Motoko Kumai
  • Jumba: Shōzō Iizuka
  • Pleakley: Yūji Mitsuya
  • Hämsterviel: Hiroshi Yanaka
  • Gantu: Unshou Ishizuka
  • Obaa: Hisako Kyōda
  • Kijimuna: Kappei Yamaguchi
  • Yūna's father: Kōichi Yamadera
  • Taka: Hitomi Hase
  • Suzuki: Kanji Suzumori
  • Piko: Miyako Ito
  • Greengrocer Lady: Miyuki Ichijou
  • Mr. Kawasaki: Ryoko Nagata
  • Hondo: Souryuu Konno
  • Tarou: Tomoe Hanba
  • Koji: Yuka Nishigaki
  • Angel: Keiko Toda
  • Reuben: Kōji Ochiai
  • 627: Daisuke Gōri
  • Tachicchu: Taiten Kusunoki
  • Muun: Mitsuaki Madono
  • Sparky: Wataru Takagi

Crew

  • Project Planning: Masao Maruyama
  • Producers: Yasuteru Iwase, Satoru Yoshimoto
  • Series Composition: Shoji Yonemura, Yuuko Kakihara
  • Director: Masami Hata
  • Animation Production: Madhouse
  • Production: TV Tokyo, Madhouse, Walt Disney Animation Studios

Theme Songs

Opening Song

"Ichariba Ohana" (イチャリバオハナ Ichariba Ohana?) by BEGIN

Ending Song

"Izayoi Yoi" (イザヨイヨイ Izayoi Evening?) by BEGIN w/ Hatoma Kanako

References

  1. Disney seals Japan anime and "Lilo and Stich" deal, International business times, 2008-03-06
  2. Disney says to produce Anime 'made in Japan' (2008-03-08)
  3. Disney plans Japan animation effort, International Herald Tribune, 2008-03-06

Other websites

Official Japanese Sites

American Fan Sites


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