If Mechamato stays in the top spot until 3 February, it will be the first foreign animation in Japan to win the Anime Fan Award.
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Mechamato, the animated series is now the number-one series at the Tokyo Anime Award Festival (TAAF2023).
The Malaysian cartoon series reached the Japanese market earlier in October last year on Netflix. Now it has become one of the favourite animated series in Japan.
With the market there, the show is dubbed in Japanese with voice actors such as Ayumu Murase as Amato, Yoshitsugu Matsuoka as MechaBot, Ryoko Shiraishi as Pian, Emiri Kato as Mara and Satomi Otani as Deep.
These voice actors are quite well-known for their work in other famous shows in Japan and they are among the reasons Mechamato gained popularity there.
Nizam Razak, the founder of Monsta and the show’s creator, recounted the days when they found out who was going to voice the characters. They didn’t expect they could get such an amazing and talented lineup.
1/5 Mechamato kini #1 di Tokyo Anime Award https://t.co/FLDBldXZMh Pelakon suara Mechamato versi Jepun: Ayumu Murase sebagai Amato, Yoshitsugu Matsuoka sebagai MechaBot, Ryoko Shiraishi sebagai Pian, Emiri Kato sebagai Mara dan Satomi Otani sebagai Deep. pic.twitter.com/qHqSVeDBlK— MechanizamABDRAZAK (@nizamabdrazak) January 15, 2023
Mechamato is currently number one as they compete with other Japanese animated series at the Tokyo Anime Award Festival 2023.
If Mechamato can remain in the top spot until 3 February, it will be the first non-Japanese animated product in Japan to win the Anime Fan Award.
Votes are counted daily so show your support for our local animation by voting for Mechamato here. Just remember to set your Google to translate to English to understand the page better.
Mechamato is a Malaysian animated series produced by Animonsta Studios (also known as Monsta), focusing on a boy named Amato and his partner robot, Mechabot who fights against bad robots. Mechabot is a robot that can mechanise random everyday objects into a high-tech device.
The show is set before the BoBoiBoy franchise (it is said that Amato is the father of BoboiBoy) in Kota Hilir (inspired by Bandar Hilir, Melaka).
Mechamato the movie
Following the recent release of the Mechamato movie in Malaysia and Brunei on 8 December 2022, a Japanese fan even travelled 5,134 km from Japan to watch the movie in Malaysian cinemas.
Not only that, fans from Singapore, Indonesia and the Philippines also came to Malaysia to watch and support the new Mechamato movie.
On 5 January, the movie hit a collection of RM34 million after 28 days of screening, exceeding its cost of RM30 million.
Last week, Nizam said that they were doing their best to release the Japanese version of the Mechamato movie. Here’s the Japanese version of the movie’s poster.
(1/4) MONSTA sedang berusaha untuk tayangan Mechamato Movie di Jepun. Kami sedang merancang samada tayangan di pawagam ataupun di platform OTT seperti Netflix, atau kedua-duanya sekali. Ini adalah poster yang lebih kepada citarasa di Jepun. pic.twitter.com/SVNZ5Z9phu— MechanizamABDRAZAK (@nizamabdrazak) January 10, 2023
If you still haven’t seen the Mechamato Movie, it’s still available in cinemas now.
It’s actually a prequel to the series, recounting the story of how Amato first met Mechabot in a crashed prison spaceship. There, Amato eventually becomes mechabot’s new master, leading them to be pursued by an evil alien named Grakakus.
Catch the trailer here.