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Scooby-Doo: The Next Mystery
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Genre Horror Comedy
Supernatural Drama
Directed by Kenji Kodama
Yasuichiro Yamamoto
Noriyuki Abe
Produced by Yuriko Nakamura
Written by Masaki Tsuji
Shigenori Kageyama
Toshiki Inoue
Yasutoshi Murakawa
Ryota Yamaguchi
Music by {{{Row 5 info}}}
Studio Mook Animation
Toei Animation
Licensed by Warner Bros.
Network TV Tokyo
Cartoon Network (Japan)
English Network Cartoon Network
Cartoon Network (United Kingdom)
Episodes 234

Scooby-Doo: The Next Mystery (スクービードゥー:次のミステリー Sukūbīdo~ū: Tsugi no misuterī) is an anime incarnation of Hanna-Barbera's Scooby-Doo animated series, and the first incarnation not made in America. It will air on Cartoon Network in Japan, the United States, the United Kingdom, and Canada in 2016.


Set after the events of Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!, a lawsuit over the damage of Coolsville's Chinatown has put Mystery Incorporated out of business. Daphne, Fred, and Velma have gone their separate ways, and Shaggy, Scooby, and Scrappy have moved to Japan to live a care-free life without solving mysteries. When ghosts and monsters start to appear in Japan, Shaggy, Scooby, and Scrappy are forced to recruit new members Moshu, Mishi, Shimagura, Nigamora, and Toshi.


Shaggy, Scooby, and Scrappy makes a return as the main characters in this Japanese series.

Main Characters

  • Scooby-Doo:
  • Shaggy Rogers:
  • Scrappy-Doo: A Great Dane puppy and nephew of Scooby-Doo.
  • Moshu: A brown-haired 14-year-old with brown eyes. He's the Fred Jones of the group.
  • Mishi: A red-haired 13-year-old with blue eyes and glasses. She's the Velma Dinkley of the group.
  • Shimagura: A sexy black-haired 14-year-old with purple eyes. She's the Daphne Blake of the group.
  • Nigamora: Moshu's 11-year-old sister
  • Toshi: Originally a sorcerer from the Muromachi period, he battled an evil sorcerer before he curse him into the form of an immortal black cat.

Other Characters

  • Sergeant Otonato: The sergeant and top investigator for the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department. He dosen't like Mystery Inc. because they get in his way of solving crimes, although he teams up with them to keep Tokyo safe on numerous occasions.
  • Debbie Yoshino: An elementary school teacher with whom Shaggy falls in love. She is Scrappy and Nigamora's homeroom teacher.
  • Mogina
  • Ashiyama
  • Koma and Siba:
  • Rita: Nigamora's rival since kindergarten
  • Principle Imakini: The strict principle of Tokyo Middle School
  • Bruno:

Moshu and Nigamora's Family

  • Harriet: Moshu and Nigamora's mother
  • Harry: Moshu and Nigamora's father
  • Nana: Moshu and Nigamora's grandmother and Harriet's mother
  • Uncle Koji: Moshu and Nigamora's uncle
  • Glorianna: Moshu and Nigamora's aunt and Harriet's sister

Mishi's Family

  • Eva: Mishi's mother
  • Ed: Mishi's father
  • Ossie:
  • Paul Ozu:

Shimagura's Family

  • Jennifer: Shimagura's mother
  • Jeremy: Shimagura's father
  • Akiyami:
  • Himaro:
  • Mina:

Monsters and Villains


Main Article: List of Scooby-Doo: The Next Mystery episodes

Voice Cast

Japanese Cast

English Cast


The series has garnered positive reviews. It has been praised for it's use of seldom seen mythological creatures from Japanese mythology.


  • This is the first Scooby-Doo incarnation not made in America.
  • Mook Animation (the animation studio that produces the show) also had previously provided the animation for the first four Scooby Doo direct-to-video films (Scooby-Doo on Zombie IslandScooby-Doo! and the Witch's GhostScooby-Doo and the Alien Invaders, and Scooby-Doo and the Cyber Chase)
  • Scrappy is a lot different then his previous incarnations:
    • He shares the same length of dialogue with the rest of the characters.
    • He tells very less jokes and they're very funny.
    • He is no longer a scene hog.
    • His role of saving the day is giving to Scooby.
    • He is more calm and less obnoxious then ever before.



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