Gudetama An Eggcellent Adventure That’s Too Adorable For Words

20 Dec

Available on NetflixGudetama An Eggcellent Adventure

Gudetama An Eggcellent Adventure is very edgy. Yes, I could’ve used a pun here, but to say it’s edgy is giving it too much credit. The idea of making a lazy yolk co-star in this new Sanrio series with Shakipiyo, a chick, is more than odd. Instead, what they learn together includes more than understanding their meager existance. The end goal is to reunite with their mom with this latest interpretation.

But fans have followed these two clucks for almost a decade! A lot has developed in their past adventures which also includes dealing with the meaning of life and kawaii culture. That is, an examination of what defines cute. These two characters are from the same chickadee breed, but when it comes to figuring out who their mother is, that’s going to be tough! Those who have followed the earlier exploits are at an advantage. For western audiences, not everyone will know of their their early quests. I’m excited to start looking at what has been made prior after watching this new series.

Emi Nagashima conceived this pairing back in 2013 for Sanrio Entertainment, and fame didn’t come right away. These characters go through a popularity contest. The reason the two are beloved is because of the yolk. He speaks for the millennial generation. Some people are just as maudlin. And to understand what Gudetama is going through is key to this character’s success. As a result, those observations he makes about life aren’t necessarily poignant.

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When presented as a cartoon, we see ourselves too. The melancholy is not terrible. Thankfully, we’re not dragged down to the despair going on, otherwise I’d turn over too and perhaps also hate life like the protoform. To see the two not break each other’s worldview is key to why this series is enjoyable. Plus, the modern update as a CGI and live-action film is perfect! We have a tale of contrasts even with this latest presentation. They might be screaming like Gumby with an “Oh No!” but in reality, they most likely recognise their station in life like C3P0 and accept their fate.

Shunsuke Takeuchi voices most of the characters in Gudetama An Eggcellent Adventure, and to say the producers decided to put all their eggs in one basket by only having a single talent do the work is a huge gamble! It’s paid off, since he manages to imbue each role with the right sense of gravitas to distinguish each and every critter when they grace the screen.

Hopefully, this newest series’ success will mean a continuation. Gudetama and Shakipiyo are the perfect odd couple! From their birth in a restaurant kitchen to becoming TikTok stars, I was watching with wide-eyed wonder. Everything they’ve encountered, met or survived against is just amazing, and plus, when they even go Monty Python with their dialogue, that’s enough to place them over the top!

5 Stars out of 5

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