Transmedia revival of 1987 arcade classic to feature creators and artists from Japan and around the world

January 29, 2014



(Release at 12:00PM Japan Standard Time on January 29, 2014 / 7:00PM Pacific Standard Time)

 TOKYO, JAPAN – January 29, 2014 – NAMCO BANDAI Games Inc., a subsidiary of NAMCO BANDAI Holdings Inc. (TYO: 7832), announced today the return of its classic arcade franchise WONDER MOMO with a new line of products, including a web-based Japanese anime series animated by Graphinica, a side-scrolling beat ’em up game developed by WayForward Technologies, and original JPOP music tracks produced by NAMCO BANDAI Games. Revival follows up an ongoing webcomic launched in 2012 on NAMCO BANDAI Games’ ShiftyLook website created by UDON Entertainment and uses creators from Japan, Canada and around the world. For the latest information, visit


“Since Wonder Momo is such a rich part of Japanese gaming history, it only made sense to give it a proper revival,” said Rob Pereyda, NAMCO BANDAI Games’ ShiftyLook Producer & Editor-in-Chief and the producer of the WONDER MOMO series. “With such an incredible lineup of talent and a fresh take on the genre, we look forward to fans across the world enjoying it.”



New Products:

(all starring Yuka Fujiwara as Momoko/Wonder Momo and Misaki Komatsu as Akiho/Amazona, together known as FUJIKOMATUNE)


Japanese Anime:

Produced By: NAMCO BANDAI Games Inc.

Animation Studio: Graphinica, Inc.

Director: Yutaka Kagawa

Original Story: Erik Ko & Jim Zub

Script: Ayumi Inabe

Score: Alex Culang


Video Game:

Produced By: NAMCO BANDAI Games Inc.

Game Development Studio: WayForward Technologies Inc.

Director: James Montagna

Original Story & Script: James Montagna and Erik Ko & Jim Zub

Score: Jake Kaufman

Additional Music: Alex Culang

Platform: PC and Android console


JPOP Music:

Produced By: NAMCO BANDAI Games Inc.


“Wonder Wars”

Performed by Yuka Fujiwara feat. Area 11

Music: Sparkles*

Lyrics: Ayumi Inabe



Performed by Yuka Fujiwara and Misaki Komatsu feat. Tommy Pedrini

Music: Tommy Pedrini

Lyrics: Ayumi Inabe



Performed by Yuka Fujiwara and Misaki Komatsu feat. Decktonic and Anthony Seeha

Music: Christian Montoya and Anthony Seeha

Lyrics: Ayumi Inabe



Performed by Misaki Komatsu feat. Space Town Savior

Music: Patrick Trinh

Lyrics: Ayumi Inabe



Performed by Anju Inami feat. Tommy Pedrini

Music: Tommy Pedrini

Lyrics: Ayumi Inabe


Additional Products:


Hardcover graphic novel from UDON Entertainment: April 2014


Apparel by Mighty Fine available at Available Now


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During one of its recent livestreams, ShiftyLook announced a webcomic adaptation of Galaga, written by a giant cardboard cutout of Ryan North (Dinosaur Comics), illustrated by Christopher Hastings (The Adventures of Dr. McNinja) and colored by Anthony Clark (Beartato). Good news everyone! ShiftyLook has since secured the real, live Ryan North and the new Galaga webcomic has just launched today( Mon Jan. 21st) on!
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