So, uh... pardon me if I leave this here for you Stitch fans. I'm doing this out of excitement. And I know I haven't updated in eons, it's been a busy while, I just came back tonight from seeing "Power Rangers"
(was really good, a love song to the franchise it represents... Billy is best Power Ranger, BTW) and the Stitch 15th
pics are coming along, one's almost done. Anyways! Here.The images in question to what this is...img.mp.itc.cn/upload/20170118/…imgsrc.baidu.com/forum/w%3D580…imgsrc.baidu.com/forum/w%3D580…imgsrc.baidu.com/forum/w%3D580…Link to the article where what this is was unveiled below...icv2.com/print/article/37134Link to the current set of episodes out for this, all in Chinese if you don't mind that and can take Stitch's Chinese VA. There are 5 currently out of 13 total for S1, maybe more in the future. Though the trailer in the article above suggests an English dub around too.big5.cntv.cn/gate/big5/tv.cctv…
...So, China went and did a new Stitch show. Disney and Danimation have collaborated to create a spin-off show called "Stitch and Ai"
. In fact, even crazier is that Disney's own Tony Craig was one of the brainchilds working on this, him being behind several of the Stitch films and "Lilo and Stitch: The Series"
as a whole. Crazy how things add up.
This 13-ep show (only 13 eps for S1, we'll see if it gets anymore) acts as an entirely new spin-off of Stitch alike the original "Stitch!"
did (not counting Zutto), including bearing only a small semblance to the original "Lilo & Stitch"
(mentioned in name a few times and also shown in a flashback in the coming story, meaning he might have been chucked about wormhole-wise). After being captured by rogue aliens, Stitch crashlands into the Huangshan Mountains of China, where he runs into new Stitch owner to join both Lilo and Yuna, Ai. Ai's a young Chinese girl who sports a lot of energy and spunk, yet also seems to find herself roped into Stitch's adventures from when she first meets him due to running off, not wanting to move into the nearby city. And she looks no older than 7 or 8, if I'm honest. It's also worth noting she has a sister and a mother character who seems to be on their case. There's even a new bully character to join Mertle, Penny and Jessica (nameless ATM, because I can't translate Chinese for the life of me) who bears pale skin and purple clothes and hair and seems to antagonise Ai. Unlike "Stitch!"
which differed on a chunk of source material elements, there's a lot more mirroring of the source material than the former (Ai and her sister, her bearing some similarities to Lilo, the new bully, etcetra), but that doesn't detract too, too much from what I've watched of it so far, as it seems good. On top of that, the culture shown is that of the Huangshan Mountains, more rural to that area. The animation looks to channel Sanders' style, but also differentiates in a lot of ways, becoming a sort of psuedo 2D/3D mix due to Danimation's work.
...SO YES. NEW STITCH ITERATION IN TIME FOR THE 15TH. UM. OH MY YES. While I'll always consider the original "Stitch!"
my penultimate fave of the franchise, I'm happy there is new content here in the form of a Chinese/Mandarin iteration of the series. This is, of course, all good news, since it adds a new story to behold in the Stitch franchise and it also, as said, adds a new Stitch owner to the universe around. Now, this in mind, we still haven't seen if Japan's doing anything for the 15th, like a New Special or something, but a new TV series coming in from China? Sign me up for a start.
Anyways, I just wanted to sorta signal boost this, since you know how I am with new Stitch content. Whether y'all take to it or not's not my problem, I'm just sharing some great news from another part of the world. On the subject, Ai might show up in both of my Stitch 15th
pics knowing she's part of an official show now (which is very likely considering and only Ai because I still need more info for the other cast) and she may have some very teensy allusions in future "Stitch Triverse"
things (as Ai's realm could be deemed another dimension among many, many in the omniversal tides, quite like Yuna Uehara did before her inception as part of Mirror Triverse)... Keyword- "may" there. Soooooo... yeah. Another update status might come soon, a more general one, soooo stay tuned.
Hope all's going well with y'all. Haisai, folks!