Kanye West and Kid Cudi have both been major influences in the hip hop world, with multiple musical albums to their name, and it seems like they’re looking to conquer the world of animation with the first trailer of their upcoming series, Kids See Ghosts! Though there is little details about the show beyond the first trailer that was released.
The anime is directed by Takashi Murakami, Kanye bear is voiced by Kanye West, Kid Fox will be voiced by Scott Mescudi. Sound design is by William J. Sullivan and Scott Mescudi. The “Kanye Bear” has been a long-standing icon for Kanye West, having appeared on the cover of one of his Garduation songs, making appearances during his career as a rapper. In the past, West has expressed his love for animated series like Rick and Morty, so we’ll definitely see if this happens. Japanese artist Takashi Murakami contributes his talents to direct the series while sound designs will be done by William Sullivan and Scott Mescudi.
On Friday, West returned to Twitter for the first time in three months to trumpet the Kids See Ghosts show as well as his new partnership with Gap for a clothing line dubbed YZY; shares of Gap stock rose 40% soon after, CNBC reported.
Kanye aslo went on to annouce Friday as the #WestDayEver, the rapper also teased the arrival of his James Turrell-directed Jesus Is King film on Apple TV, an upcoming music video for his “Wash Us in the Blood” and a new, Dr. Dre-produced version of Jesus Is King. With all the upcoming projects, however, no dates were specified.