Animation / Kodama

Kodama, also known as Plantimon, is a 2012 Chinese children's animated series created by Boruntoon.

The story is about a boy named Di Sang who encountered and cooperated a unknown girl named Princess Cocoa. They and their Kodama allies must stop a threat that could destroy the environment, as well as corrupted Kodamas.

Released in July, 2012, it ran with 33 episodes and was a moderate success, establishing toys and an online game. On March 2013, a full-series spinoff was announced, called Mystic Greens Shadow War.

Kodama provides examples of:

  • Animesque: It has anime-inspired visuals.
  • Badass Adorable: The Kodamas in general. Small and cute, yet they are strong forces of nature.
  • Bullet Seed: Several Kodamas shoot seeds as an attack.
  • Darker and Edgier: The spinoff Mystic Greens series may indicate this, especially season 2.
  • Five-Episode Pilot: Though it more than five episodes it still acts as a pilot series for the longer Mystic Greens series.
  • Green Aesop: The main theme of the series.
  • Limited Animation: The 2D flash character animation falls into this due to it being made in small studio.
  • Magic Wand: Princess Cocoa's circlet can turn into a floral-designed wand.
  • Monster of the Week: The corrupted Kodamas and the monsters they have created.
  • Spin to Deflect Stuff: Ula does the "spin your whole body" variant to deflect projectiles.
  • Walking Wasteland: The monster the Blue Flower Kodama created early in the series.
  • Wolverine Claws: Di Sang's Kodama uses this to finish off an enemy.
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