FUNimation Ent. has begun production on an English-language version of the Japanese anime comedy series Sgt. Frog, and wants to get some feedback on a test episode. The company has posted the installment on the FUNimation YouTube channel (www.youtube.com/watch?v=iQ5mQPVQmZ8) and is inviting fans to leave comments and share their opinions before production progresses any further.
Sgt. Frog follows the attempts of frog-like alien invaders to conquer Earth. Sergeant Keroro is the leader of the platoon, which botches its attempt at world domination and is left behind on our hostile world. He then falls into the hands of a human family of three that force him do meaningless chores and errands.
The show is based on a manga series created by Mine Yoshizaki. The comic is published in Japan by Kadokawa Shoten, serialized in the magazine Shōnen Ace, and published in English by TOKYOPOP. Produced by Sunrise, the half-hour anime series has aired on Animax, TV Tokyo and TXN since 2004, and has spawned three movies that were released theatrically in Japan.