Studio Mir's Potential New Animated Series Looks Like A Total Blast

Koji and Tako take the fight to some robot goons. (GIF: Koji, Studio Mir)

The animation studio that brought us both The Legend of Korra and, most recently, Voltron: Legendary Defender is looking to try something new for their next animated project — and so far it looks like it has the potential to be absolutely delightful.

With Voltron heading into its final days, the studio has been pitching a brand new animated series called Koji — and this week, they lifted the lid on it with a gorgeous new animated concept trailer. You'll have to head on over to YouTube to actually see it, but here's some of the concept art they've been teasing with its release:

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Remember this poor guy, who slips on the ice and drowns in the lake with Koji? But all he says is “watwat...wat?????” Yes, this alien ostrich is called Watwat bird! ???????? Go check out the full pilot on the link in bio! 왓왓새는 '왓왓?!' 하는 울음소리를 가지고 있습니다. 왓왓...!!왓왓...?!...????❗️ 왓왓새의 컨셉 그리고 파이널 디자인 입니다. _ Artwork by @ilkwangkim Created by @snowmation Voice by @deebradleybaker _ #koji #studiomiroriginal #characterdesign #characterconcept #2danimation #characterdesign #visdev #애니메이션 #expressions #bird #concept #design #anime #animation #스튜디오미르 #컨셉디자인 #캐릭터디자인 #애니 #애니메이션 #스튜디오미르창작작품 #앵무새 #몸개그

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Meet our scene stealer, Scrillum Lizard! A greedy, grumpy little alien catfish/reptile, and you just can’t get enough of him???????????? Check out the link in bio for the full pilot! #코지 못생겼지만 자꾸 눈길이 가는 볼매. 그런 친구 없나요? 코지엔 있습니다. 메기도마뱀이라는 친구입니다. _ Character design by @ilkwangkim Created by @snowmation Voice by @deebradleybaker _ #koji #studiomiroriginal #characterdesign #characterconcept #2danimation #characterdesign #visdev #애니메이션 #expressions #lizard #스튜디오미르 #컨셉디자인 #캐릭터디자인 #애니 #애니메이션 #스튜디오미르창작작품 #도마뱀 #몸개그

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Spearheaded by former Disney animator Alexander Snow — who will direct Koji if it's picked up to series — the series follows the titular young boy with remarkable lightning powers, who crash lands on an alien world and befriends a talking cat named Tako.

Soon enough, Koji and Tako find themselves confronting a sinister threat to all the life on their newly-shared home, and go on a quest to beat the mysterious Robot King and his mechanical hordes.

Koji has yet to be officially picked up for distribution yet, so there's no guarantee it'll actually come to fruition beyond this pitch video — but there's enough promising stuff here, and some gorgeous-looking action, that we can only hope it does. Fingers crossed!


    Stop.Making.Children.Heroes. Its been done to death and is tedious, disconnecting and dumb.
    But besides that, looks good.

    Bring back Cowboy Bebop... Mass Effect edition

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