Rodrigo Silva Award Winning Multimedia Artist Creator Of The Franchise Rose Dollz Reveals His New Cartoon Characters
Award winning multimedia artist Rodrigo Silva, creator of the renowned animation franchise Rose Dollz and the artist behind the first Brazilian XBox360 videogame title Trilinea React, announces new cartoon characters based on the Kawaii culture.
Naninami is his new brand of cartoon characters inspired by the Kawaii culture. "I've been really interested in Kawaii, I believe mainstream pop culture will complete a cycle that will bring back values which are aligned with the Kawaii culture," says Silva. His brand name is a mixture of the Hawaiian word "Nani" which means "cute" with the Japanese word "Nami" meaning "Wave". Silva believes his "CuteWave" will conquer the hearts of audiences from 5 to 7 years old.
"It's been an incredible journey to create characters for such a young audience. Specially when compared with Rose Dollz which was focused on pre-teens and Tweens with an important underlying story subject of women empowerment,"
Every character in the Naninami universe is based on an animal. "It is also about diversity, each kind of animal has different proportions, body structure and colors, yet they live happily together. I believe the ability to understand our differences and see them as qualities which makes each one of us unique is something that must be celebrated,"
The first character created for Naninami was Benny Owl. The adorable purple Owl is strong minded, hard working and very curious. Another 7 characters are going to be revealed in detail soon according to Silva as well as the roadmap for the platforms they will be in. Among those, there are plans for interactive apps, digital books, animations and educational games are some of the products where the audience will experience these characters. "Naninami content will very from pure entertainment to more "serious" edutainment activities. I am a strong believer in giving back and I have plans on which educational institutions will be able to have access to the educational Naninami content free of charge," said Rodrigo.
Naninami is available for licensing so expect to see more of theses characters pretty soon.