• MLP Invasion of Japan Confirmed

    I always thought the show would be perfect for Japan, what with the big anime eyes and cute ponies.  It looks like it will finally be heading over there.  Have some interesting facts, translated over by Choco Rei-chan:
    -Japanese title is My Little Pony トモダチは魔法 (tomodachi wa mahou = Friendship is Magic)
    -scheduled to begin airing on TV Tokyo in April of this year
    - the show will be available in both Japanese dub and original English
    -recognition of older pony fans was mentioned
    -4 of the mane 6 voice actresses were revealed:
                          - Applejack: 徳井青空 Sora Tokui 
                          - Rarity: 佐々木未来 Mikoi Sasaki
                          - Pinkie Pie: 三森すずこ Suzuko Mimori  
                          - Rainbow Dash: 橘田いずみ Izumi Kitta
    - The 4 voice actresses listed above are the main characters in Tantei Opera Milky Holmes http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Milky_Holmes
    - Twilight Sparkle and Fluttershy will be revealed at an event in March
    - toy line marketed towards young girls
    - other merchandise such as magazines, accessories, and smart phone applications will be marketed towards middle school age through college (and if I know my Japanese marketing, you are SURE to get a TON of awesome, made only in Japan pony merch!)
    - new website: http://mylittleponyjapan.com (under construction)
    - 52 episodes confirmed (season 1-2) but if it remains popular, we are sure to get season 3 and beyond
    - they are hoping the show will teach the importance of friendship while teaching English to kids as well (not many children's shows are automatically available in English here on TV)
    You can find the Japanese MLP work in progress website here!