Anime Reel – Anime & Manga TV News

Rotte gets a Name Change

Posted on: February 25, 2011

The upcoming TV anime Rotte no Omocha (“Rotte’s Toy”) is now called Astarotte no Omocha (“Astarotte’s Toy”).

Astarotte no Omocha

The new logo, with the new name.

Why, you might ask? Well, the food and candy conglomerate Lotte (spelled and pronounced exactly the same as Rotte in Japanese) likely has something to do with it.

Rotte no Omocha 5

Rotte no Omocha manga volume 5, with the old logo.

How much will this matter? Not much. Astarotte is actually the character’s name, and Rotte was her nickname. Still, did they really think they were going to get away with using the name of a major Japanese company like that? Excuse me as I finish writing my manuscript for “Tales of Micro and Soft”.

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