Based on the novel “Tofu Kozo Sugoroku-dochu Furidashi” by Natsuhiko Kyogoku, the story is set in Edo period Japan and revolves around the young son of the leader of all yokai (fictional spirits and monsters from Japanese folklore). Unlike his fellow yokai, Tofu Kozo (voiced by actress Kyoko Fukada) is unable to scare even the most timid of humans due to his silly appearance and his completely unintimidating calling card of carrying a plate of tofu around. Constantly made a fool of by his colleagues and scolded by his father, Tofu Kozo is joined by a Dharma doll chaperone as he embarks on a trip to find his mother. He’s involved in various adventures on his journey and experiences personal growth along the way.
Other recently-revealed voice cast members include Tetsuya Takeda, Ken Matsudaira, Teppei Koike, Yo Oizumi, Hiroyuki Miyasako, Aya Hirano, Ai Haruna, and Rei Dan.
“Little Ghostly Adventures of the Tofu Boy” will be released by Warner Bros. Japan on April 29, 2011.