Baja’s Studio – Baja and the Sea Anime Available on NHK World for Free Worldwide Until September 9
NHK World aired Kyoto Animation‘s Baja no Studio: Baja no Mita Umi (Baja’s Studio – Baja and the Sea) anime short on September 2, and the short is available to stream for free worldwide with English subtitles on the NHK World website until September 9.
The anime aired for the first time on television on NHK General and NHK World Premium on July 23 at 8:15 a.m. JST, with a repeat airing on NHK-E on August 14 at 9:15 a.m. JST. The anime’s airing coincided with the Marine Day or “Umi no Hi” holiday in Japan, and the anime’s plot also centers on the holiday, with the main character Baja seeing the sea and meeting various marine life in his journey.
Kyoto Animation announced the second anime based on its mascot character Baja in April 2019. As with the first anime project, the studio was offering the anime to those who pre-ordered tickets to its “This Is What We Are Now!!: It’s the First Festival in Two Years” fan event with Animation DO. Kyoto Animation also planned to offer the Blu-ray Disc for sale separately at a later date. However, the studio canceled one of the two planned fan events. Then, instead of the other fan event planned for November, the studio held a public memorial service for the victims of the Studio 1 building fire on July 18 last year. Kyoto Animation shipped the Watashi-tachi wa, Ima!! Zenshū 2019 (This Is What We Are Now!! The Complete Works 2019) book and Blu-ray Disc set with the second Baja no Studio anime.