Through a scratch-off contest, Mikey wins a starring role on LilyMu, a formerly hot anime show that has fallen on tough times. Initially, his new co-stars think he’s wrong for the job. Drawn in a thick-lined pop graphic animation style, Mikey’s outsider status is highlighted in a Japan drawn in classic anime style and Mikey’s bravado and clumsiness don’t help either. But the public disagrees and suddenly Mikey is Japan’s biggest star, rocketing LilyMu back to the top of the ratings.
“Cute and hilarious, Kappa Mikey does the trick” - The New York Times
“Kappa Mikey is a cacophony of sights, sounds and animation interspersed with clever writing” - Variety
#1 on Nicktoons at time of airing Nickelodeon’s first ever global acquisition and #1 in Spain and #1 Middle East