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Sgt. Frog Anime Returns with New 20th Anniversary Project

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If we didn’t know better, we’d chalk this up to an April Fools’ gag, but thankfully the folks behind the Sgt. Frog anime have already let everyone know that isn’t the case. That’s because they revealed plans for a new Sgt. Frog anime in celebration of the series’ 20th anniversary, going as far as to use the hashtag #本当 (For real) on Twitter.

There aren’t too many details at the moment, but the new project will see the main cast from the Sgt. Frog anime returning, including Kumiko Watanabe as Sergeant Keroro, Etsuko Kozakura as Private Second Class Tamama, Jouji Nakata as Corporal Giroro, Takehito Koyasu as Sergeant Major Kururu and Takeshi Kusao as Lance Corporal Dororo.

Check out the announcement video:

The 20th anniversary reflects that of the anime adaptation, which is based on Mine Yoshizaki’s manga that has been serialized in Kadokawa’s Monthly Shonen Ace magazine since 1999. The first anime aired for 357 episodes from April 2004 to April 2011, with Discotek Media releasing it all on home video and describing it like so:

Keroro is Sergeant Frog – the leader of a platoon of warriors sent to conquer planet Earth. But when the amphibious invaders discovered how much humans enjoy dissecting their comrades, the troops were scattered, the mission was aborted, and Keroro was abandoned. Now, this once proud soldier spends more time wielding a vacuum than he does the weapons of war. It’s a far cry from the glory of battle, but hey, at least he’s got his own room. And though the invasion may have slowed to a hop, Sergeant Frog still occasionally yearns to overcome his karaoke addiction and reassemble his troops.

Via Crunchyroll News