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‘Gloomy the Naughty Grizzly’ Coming Spring 2021

The super dark but lovable characters, Gloomy and Pity, take the leap from merchandise to anime stars with their own animated TV series launching in Japan next April.

Gloomy the Naughty Grizzly will make his animated debut with a new TV series set to air next April in Japan. Originally created by Osaka-based artist Mori Chack, Gloomy Bear and his young owner Pity first debuted as characters in 2000.

The appeal of Gloomy and Pity’s unusual relationship – full of cuteness, violence, and surprising emotional depth – led to a wave of Gloomy merchandise and high-profile collaborations in Japan. Since then, Gloomy has built a large worldwide base of devoted fans.

Watch Gloomy and Pity’s dark backstory:

Veteran actor Koichi Yamadera (the voice of Spike Spiegel in the Cowboy Bebop anime) has been cast in the lead role of Gloomy, while Natsuki Hanae (the voice of Tanjiro Kamado in anime series Demon Slayer) has been cast as Gloomy’s young owner Pity.