Netflix has greenlit a new kids animated series, Dino Girl Gauko.
The show hails from creator and showrunner Akira Shigino, who has served as a director on a number of popular Japanese animated TV shows, including Crayon Shin-chan, Line Town, Osomatsu-kun, and the remake of Yatterman.
Set in Japan, it follows Naoko Watanabe, a typical tween … except that she possesses a strange gift and curse: when her anger exceeds a maximum level, she turns into Gauko, the fire-breathing dinosaur girl!
The series is written by Kimiko Ueno (Crayon Shin-chan, Pingu, and Stitch!) and produced by Ascension Co., August Media Holdings, and Synergy88 Entertainment, with Hitoshi Mogi (Crayon Shin-chan, Line Town, Summer Days with Coo, Colorful) on producing duties.
An episode of Dino Girl Gauko (Dad’s Little Secret) will screen in competition at the 2019 Annecy International Animation Film Festival, with the whole of Season 1 set to launch on Netflix later this year.