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スナックワールド
(Sunakku Wārudo)
Genre Fantasy
Manga
Written by Fujiminosuke Yorozuya
Published by Shogakukan
Demographic Children (boys)
Imprint Tentōmushi CoroCoro Comic
Magazine CoroCoro Comic
Original run December 2016August 2018
Volumes 3
Manga
Written by sho.t
Published by Shogakukan
Demographic Shōnen
Imprint Sunday Webry SSC
Magazine
  • Sunday Webry
  • Shōnen Sunday S
Original run July 2017April 2018
Volumes 2
Anime television series
Directed by Takeshi Mori
Written by Akihiro Hino
Music by Rei Kondoh
Studio OLM
Network TV Tokyo
Original run April 13, 2017April 19, 2018
Episodes 50
Game
The Snack World: Trejarers
Developer Level-5
Publisher Level-5
Directed by Akihiro Hino
Music by Rei Kondoh
Genre Roguelike RPG
Platform Nintendo 3DS
Released
  • JP August 10, 2017
Game
Snack World: The Dungeon Crawl – Gold
Developer Level-5
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Publisher Level-5
Directed by Akihiro Hino
Music by Rei Kondoh
Genre Roguelike RPG
Platform Nintendo Switch
Released
  • April 12, 2018 WW

Snack World (Japanese: スナックワールド Hepburn: Sunakku Wārudo) is a Japanese multimedia franchise created and developed by Level-5. Its consists video games, manga adaptations, a CGI anime series, and a toy line by Takara Tomy.

Overview

Snack World is a multimedia franchise created by Level-5, following Inazuma Eleven, Little Battlers eXperience, Professor Layton, and Yo-kai Watch. The franchise is a "hyper casual fantasy" that is set in Snack World, a traditional fantasy world combined with convenience stores, smartphones, and other elements of the modern world. It revolves around the adventures of Chup, a wandering hero with a strong sense of justice, who is determined to get revenge against Large-Scale Leisure Facilities after it destroyed his village in response to the villagers refusing to allow eviction of the village by the former. Madly in love with King Papaya's daughter, Princess Melonia, he fulfills her selfish wishes by going on quests, accompanied by an inelegant witch, Mayonna; a muscular warrior, Béarnaise; a goblin-like creature, Gobson; and a female pig-nosed dragon, Pigsy.

Media

Video games

Snack World: Trejarers (スナックワールド トレジャラーズ Sunakku Wārudo Torejarāzu) was released on the Nintendo 3DS on August 10, 2017 in Japan. An expanded port for the Nintendo Switch was launched in the country on April 12, 2018 Versions for iOS and Android devices were announced alongside the franchise's reveal, but have yet to be released. In South Korea, a MMORPG called Snack World Versus (스낵월드 버서스 Seunaeg Woldeu Beoseoseu) was released for smartphones on November 23, 2018.

An enhanced version of Trejarers for the Nintendo Switch was released in Japan on November 20, 2019, and outside of Japan as Snack World: The Dungeon Crawl - Gold on February 14, 2020.

Manga

Written and illustrated by Fujiminosuke Yorozuya, a manga adaptation of Snack World was serialized in Shogakukan's CoroCoro Comic manga magazine between December 2016 and August 2018. Another manga adaptation, written and illustrated by sho.t, debuted on Shōnen Sunday's Webry website under the title TV Animation: The Snack World (TV Animation スナックワールド) on April 28, 2017. It eventually began serialization in the July issue of Shogakukan's Shōnen Sunday Super manga magazine, where it ran until the magazine's April 2018 issue.

Anime

Level-5 unveiled a CGI pilot film of the anime series during their "Level-5 Vision 2015 -The Beginning-" presentation on April 7, 2015, which showcased the overall premise and the main characters. The company later streamed an English dub of the pilot film on YouTube the following day.

The regular series later premiered on TV Tokyo and its affiliates between April 13, 2017 and April 19, 2018 in Japan. Level-5 president and CEO Akihiro Hino served as chief director and also handled the series composition, Takeshi Mori served as director, while Rei Kondoh composed the music. Dentsu, OLM, and TV Tokyo served as producers, while OLM Digital provided the animation production.

The first three English dubbed episodes were screened at Anime Expo 2019. The series debuted on Cartoon Network channels in Australia and Southeast Asia in the fall of 2019. Crunchyroll began streaming the English dub in select Western countries on February 14, 2020.

Merchandise

The toy line by Takara Tomy consists of a series of "Jara" (ジャラ) and "Snacks" (スナック) that are embedded with NFC chips, which are sold in "TreJara Boxes" (トレジャラボックス). Jara are key chain weapon replicas, while Snacks are monster summon tokens. Both can interact with Snack World: Trejarers by placing them at the lower screen of the 3DS system, which grants players the same item or monsters in-game. Both can also be used in the Fairypon, a handheld device that allows users to hear special effects and play small games.

Asomodee signed on to handle the European distribution of the toy line, along with other merchandise, which was set to launch in Fall 2018, but has not come up since its original announcement.

Accolades

Year Award Category Nominee Result Ref(s)
2018 Japan Character Award Best Japanese Licensed Character Snack World Won
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