Popular Japanese manga magazine producer CoroCoro is creating a new Splatoon anime series that is set to make its web debut on August 12.
The anime — which will naturally be based on the original Splatoon manga also produced by CoroCoro — will not be aired on TV, but instead featured on the brand’s YouTube channel. It is unknown at this time how long the series will run in terms of duration or episode count, but it is likely that episodes will release monthly to go along with the serialized publication of the manga in CoroCoro Comic, Japan’s equivalent to America’s Shounen Jump magazine.
Debuting first as a fan comic in June 2015, the Splatoon manga has had 11 issues published so far. The plot of these installments typically center around a team of Inklings as they participate in numerous battles of Turf War — Splatoon’s premiere multiplayer mode — against other teams of varying colors. This “Blue Team” stars the four main characters of the manga, being Goggles-Kun, Headphones-Chan, Glasses-Kun, and Knit Cap-Chan. The story follows all of the traditional rules of Splatoon, and even features many of the stages also included in the official games.
Previously, CoroCoro has worked closely with Nintendo to produce manga for multiple other brand properties such as Super Mario, Pokémon, Animal Crossing, Kirby, and Yokai Watch.
In addition, the first Splatfest for Splatoon 2 was held this past Saturday, with Team Ice Cream edging out Team Cake by a 2 to 1 margin. While Team Cake earned a point for highest win percentage among games played in the Team Division, Team Ice Cream took the victory with points in both win percentage for the Solo Division as well as overall popularity — beating out Team Cake by a whopping 52 percentage points.
Splatoon 2 is set to launch for the Nintendo Switch on July 21 for the suggested retail price of $59.99. For more information, be sure to check out the Official Splatoon 2 Website.