I love to see you eating a lot! “Minegishi-san wa Ootsu-kun ni Tabesasetai!” The anime characters are played by Nakajima Yoshiki and Kamio Shinichirou in short anime

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I love to see you eating a lot! "Minegishi-san wa Ootsu-kun ni Tabesasetai!" The anime characters are played by Nakajima Yoshiki and Kamio Shinichirou in short anime

Date: 2020-05-27
Celebrating the release of the 2nd volume of "Minegishi-san wa Ootsu-kun ni Tabesasetai!", which is currently serialized in Monthly Action, short anime has newly released.Nakajima Yoshiki and Kamio Shinichirou are playing the characters. "Minegishi-san wa Ootsu-kun ni Tabesasetai!" is manga by Mito, which is currently serialized in Monthly Action. Minegishi, a popular businessman with the highest sales, often gives his colleague Ootsu his favorite food for some unknown reason. Ootsu is not fond of him because of his popularity, but in contrary, Minegishi is in love with Ootsu...This is feeding office romantic comedy of a popular, handsome guy and a sarcastic, nerdy boy. To celebrate the 2nd volumebeing released on May. 22, 2020, the mini anime will be released for 4 consecutive weeks. Nakajima Yoshiki plays Ootsu-kun, and Kamio Shinichirou will play Minegishi-san. Promoting this new anime adoption, the comments from the author Mito and the2 casts have arrived. Mini anime "Minegishi-san wa Ootsu-kun ni Tabesasetai!" will be released from Monthly Action Publisher Department's official Twitter and official YouTube channel. Episode 1 is currently out. After this, the total of 4 episodes will be released on Fridays. <Full Comments are Listed Below> 【Nakajima Yoshiki, playing Ootsu-kun】 I want to say let's all get fattened up with Ootsu-kun, but I will set that aside for a moment. There are some embarrassing points, and please pay attention to the fact they eat something in every episode, also on the original manga as well. I played a character for this mini anime too, so I would be happy if you would enjoy this together with the original manga. 【Kamio Shinichirou, playing Minegishi-san】 I think many of you already have enjoyed many kinds of movies and manga, and I believe it is nice to take a look at what others love. This manga is like the assorted donuts which include many things like love for food, friendship among men and there is a cuteness to it. I think many types of flavor can be enjoyed, so please read it, watch the mini anime, and send your comments in form of fan letter to the author about your favorite episode and characters. 【Mito, the author】 Congrats on the mini anime adoption. This became real because of your support. I would also like to thankpeople who have supported this work. I never thought of this 4-block manga being adopted into a mini anime, so I am so happy right now. I feel the maximum feeling of gratitude to the fans of this work, Nakajima Yoshiki, playing Ootsu, Kamio Shinichirou, who is playing Minegishi, and everyone else who were involved in the anime production and from publishers. It moves people! It speaks! Please enjoy "Minegishi-san wa Ootsu-kun ni Tabesasetai!" (C) Mito 2020
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"Haikyuu!! TO THE TOP" Part 2 Broadcast has been postponed due to the spread of the novel coronavirus

It has been announced on the TV anime series official website that the broadcast of the second chapter of the TV anime "Haikyuu!! TO THE TOP", which was scheduled to be broadcast from Jul. 2020, has been postponed due to the spread of the novel coronavirus. The TV anime "Haikyuu!! TO THE TOP" is based on the original manga by Furudate Haruichi, which is serialized in Weekly Shonen Jump. This work is the 4th season of TV anime series and in the 1st chapter the characters of Hinata Shouyou (voice: Murase Ayumu), Kageyama Tobio (voice: Ishikawa Kaito) and other from the Karasuno High School Volleyball Club training for the Spring High School National Tournament have been depicted. According to the production committee, "'Haikyuu!! TO THE TOP' Part 2, which was scheduled to be broadcast from Jul. 2020, has been postponed due to the safety measures taken to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus". In addition, "We will continue to carefully proceed with the production with the utmost attention to the safety measures taken against the new coronavirus from now on. Thank you for your understanding." Details about the new broadcast schedule will be announced on the official social media account as soon as it will be decided. (C) Furudate Haruichi/ Shueisha “Haikyuu!!” Production Committee / MBS

Let's watch the play "Touken Ranbu" on your smartphone or PC! All 7 works will be broadcast for free from May 25

From the"Touken Ranbu" play' series, 7 plays have been decided to be broadcast for free on DMM. From May 25 to 31, one play will be live-streamed every day. The broadcast of the line-up of 7 works, from the first stage of the series, "Apocrypha: Honnouji Temple Ablaze'' that was played in 2016, to "Jiden: Hibi No Ya Yo Chiruran'' ,whichwas staged in 2019. DMM member registration (no registration fee) is required for viewing. The free broadcast of the "Touken Ranbu" play series will be streamed at 8:00 p.m. every day from May 25 to 31, 2020. (C) Stage “Touken Ranbu” Production Committee (C) 2015-2020 DMM GAMES / Nitroplus

The "10th Kyoto Animation Award" Special Award Winner! The light novel "Sakura no Furu Machi" is released with illustrations by FLY who is well-known for "Iroduku: The World in Colors"

From the light novel "KA Esuma Bunko" that is published by Kyoto Animation, the release date of "Sakura no Furu Machi", a title that won a special award from the "10th Kyoto Animation Award" has been decided for May 22, 2020. For the illustration of the book, FLY, who is well-known for designing the characters of the TV anime "Iroduku: The World in Colors" and illustrations of the light novel "Bottom-tier Character Tomozaki", will be in charge. "Sakura no Furu Machi" is the newest title of "KA Esuma Bunko" that is presented by Ogawa Haruo (Story) and FLY (Illustration). This title has won KA Esuma Bunko Special Award at the 10th "Kyoto Animation Award" well-known for titles such as: "Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions" (Honor Award), "Beyond the Boundary" (Honor Award), "High Speed!" (Honor Award), "Myriad Colors Phantom World" (Honor Award), and "Violet Evergarden" (Major Award). The key to this story is, "Amazakura", a mysterious phenomenon of floral leaves falling down like a rain. Tsubasa, who does not show the values by putting spaces with surrounding people, Hiyori, who cannot go progress being caught by past, and Ruka, who has moved into the school of Tsubasa and Hiyori for a certain purpose... This title depicts the faith of girls who carry "secret", surrounding the "Amazakura" that occurred suddenly. "Sakura no Furu Machi" will be on sale from May 22. It is priced at 648 JPY (Tax Excl.). (C) Ogawa Haruo / Kyoto Animation

Girls×youtu×road movie! All episodes of "Rolling☆Girls" will be broadcast on Nico Nico Live Stream

To commemorate the 5th anniversary of the TV anime "Rolling☆Girls" broadcast, the streaming of all episodes has been decided. The streaming will start from May. 31 at 7:00 pm at Nico Nico Live Stream. The anime that will be released this time is the original animation by WIT STUDIO ,which was broadcast from Jan. 2015 called "Rolling☆Girls". A girl who has been protected by others makes up her mind and goes on a journey to protect the peace. What awaits her on the journey is unknown: whether it is a wizard, a monster ,or a large robot. She visits many places with uniqueness and strengthens friendship with others, but it is also unknown if their hard work will accomplished as well. This is the new-sensational youth road movie where 4 girls work hard with their fate of being normal. (C) 2015 The Rollinggirls Girls Production Committee

Summer anime "When They Cry" has been postponed due to the spread of Novel Coronavirus

It has been announced that the broadcast of the summer 2020 anime series "When They Cry", initially scheduled for Jul., was postponed due to the spread of Novel Coronavirus. A new broadcast date will be announced on the official website and Twitter as soon as the decision is made. The original work of " When They Cry" is a horror and mystery novel game by Ryukishi 07/07th Expansion. The game depicts the incidents occurring in the isolated village Hinamizawa in the summer of the 58th year of the Showa era. The 1st season of the anime was released in 2006, and since then, it has been adopted in many forms of media, including the 2nd season, OVA, live-action movies, and TV drama. (C) 2020 Ryukishi07/When They Cry Production Committee

"Fire Force 2nd Chapter" Main Visual & PV Released! Shimabukuro Miyuri will join the cast as the mysterious high school girl Inca Kasugatani

The broadcast of season 2 of the TV anime "Fire Force", "Fire Force 2nd Chapter" has been decided for Jul. 2020. At the same time, the main visual and PV have been released, along with a comment received from Shimabukuro Miyuri, who will join the cast as the mysterious high school girl, Inca Kasugatani. "Fire Force" is originally a manga of the same title by Okubo Atsushi, which is currently serialized in Weekly Shonen Magazine. "Fire Force 2nd Chapter" will follow the 1st season, which had been aired in 2019. "After a fierce battle in the Netherworld, Shinra and the others learn that the Evangelist's goal is to gather the users of the special flame, Adolla Burst, and cause another catastrophe to destroy the world. Shinra, who possesses the Adolla Burst, gets closer to the truth step by step after encountering a girl with a new type of Adolla Burst. The main visual depicts the main characters from the "2nd Chapter", including Shinra at the center, the members of the Special Fire Force Company 8, the Evangelist, and the White-Clad. The promo video shows the Special Fire Force Company 8 in action under the opening theme "SPARK AGAIN" by Aimer, making the viewers feel the beginning of a new story. Furthermore, the visual and info about the new character, Inca Kasugatani, have been announced. She is a mysterious high school girl who hates getting bored a lot and is always in search of danger. She was also known as the Fire Thief since she used to appear at the scene of a fire with her friends to save people in exchange for their goods. But one day, her true abilities awakened. She is voiced by Shimabukuro Miyuri, who is known for playing the role of Kaede in "My Roomie Is a Dino" and Carole in "Carole & Tuesday". "Fire Force 2nd Chapter" will be aired from Jul. 2020. <The full commentary is below> Comment by Shimabukuro Miyuri --Can you please tell us your impression of the character, Inca Kasugatani? Ever since I first read the original story and came into contact with Inca, I have the fear of not knowing what would happen to those around her and herself, since she is so honest with her feelings. She loves thrills and doesn't really care about anything else, and the way she uses her abilities is somehow out of the ordinary, but I found that to be fascinating. --Please leave a message to your fans. I'm very happy to be involved in a work that is loved by so many fans and to be able to join the world of "Fire Force" as Inca. I enjoyed the thrill of being nervous while doing the acting. I can't wait to see the anime and feel the same excitement that I had when I read the manga, page after page. (C) Okubo Atsushi, Kodansha / Special Fire Force Company Video Public Relations Department

Celebrating Eguchi Takuya's Birthday! Who is your favorite character? 2020 Ver. Hibiki Wataru from "Ensemble Stars!" ranked in 3rd place, Hikigaya Hachiman from "OreGairu" ranked in 2nd place, while the top goes to...

May 22 is Eguchi Takuya 's birthday. Eguchi Takuya made his debut as a voice actor in the 2000s. He won the Best Rookie Actor Award at the 6th Seiyuu Awards and is currently playing the main character in various works, such as "Given The Movie" and the "A3!" series. Here at Anime! Anime! we also had the opportunity to interview the actor for ULTRAMAN, which production of season 2 has been decided. To celebrate Eguchi Takuya’s birthday, we conducted an annual reader survey asking, "Who is your favorite character played by Eguchi Takuya?". During the survey period between May 11to May 18, a total of 280 responses were received. There were more female respondents with the gender ratio being 20% male and 80% female. The age group was about 65% for those under the age of 19, about 20% for those in their 20s, mainly focusing on youngsters. ■Nagi from "Ainana" is firmly on top! The 1st place goes to Rokuya Nagi from "IDOLiSH7" with an approval rating of about 25%, maintaining the same position as in the last year. Some comments were received, such as, "He's so handsome and cool! He's also fluent in many languages! Not to mention that he's an anime geek who loves "Mahou Shoujo Magical☆Kokona"... And yet he's able to seduce a woman instantly! I love all those aspects of him", and "I feel like Eguchi has the same kind of spirit as him: he's serious when he has to be, and when he's messing around, he gives it his all. The fact that he's so close to the characters is the most decisive factor". Many readers also have commented on his linguistic skills; "I was impressed by his ability to use a unique pronunciation, which is characteristic of Nagi, even when he sings", and "Even with his peculiar Japanese pronunciation, he is able to create a serious atmosphere. I also think that his fluent English is lovely". The 2nd place goes to Hikigaya Hachiman from "My Youth Romantic Comedy Is Wrong, As I Expected" with an approval rating of about 12%, maintaining the same position as in the last year. Several readers commented that he has a twisted personality but still with a big heart; "It's cool to see him struggling while trying to think and act for others, even though he doesn't like to keep relationships", and "Despite his tendency to loneliness, he can read other people's feelings and make sensible comments. I think it's very cool!". The series is still very popular, with the new 3rd season coming in Jul. 2020. The 3rd place goes to Hibiki Wataru from "Ensemble Stars!" with an approval rating of about 10%, ranking up from the 10th place of the last year. He's very popular since he's considered as the most eccentric character in the story; "He's been always seen as a genius character who surprises everyone with his funny actions, but he actually hides a dark side. I love him!". His favorite line, "Amazing!" is also well-received; "Whenever Wataru does something, it always takes an interesting turn. I think that's also because Eguchi-san is voicing him". ■Here are some other comments! Kaji Akihiko from "Given"; "The reassuring voice of Eguchi-san is a great match to Akihiko's kindness and the strenuous situation he faces". Terushima Yuuji from "Haikyuu!!"; "He is the captain of Johzenji High's volleyball team who 'plays just for fun'. His cheerful personality and Eguchi's voice are a perfect match". Asemu Asuno from "Mobile Suit Gundam AGE"; "I like his kindness and how much he cares about his friends. I also like to see him growing up while facing problems and new challenges". There were also some votes for Tsurukou from the gag anime "Aware! Meisaku-kun"; "Although he is a low-grade student, he tends to be a womanizer. I also love the part when he is teased by Meisaku-kun. He's so lovely and full of energy that makes me healed every Friday". Compared to last year's survey, the 3rd place and below feature new characters coming from several titles aired in 2019, such as "Given" and "Stand My Heroes PIECE OF TRUTH". ■ Top 20 "Who is your favorite character played by Eguchi Takuya? 2020 Ver." 1. Rokuya Nagi "IDOLiSH7" 2. Hikigaya Hachiman "My Youth Romantic Comedy Is Wrong, As I Expected" 3. Hibiki Wataru "Ensemble Stars!" 4. Sumeragi Tenma "A3!" 5. Takamura Shiki "TSUKIPRO THE ANIMATION" 6. Hattori You "Stand My Heroes PIECE OF TRUTH" 7. Tsurukou "Aware! Meisaku-kun" 8. Julius Euclius "Re:Zero − Starting Life in Another World" 9. Koganei Shinji "Kuroko's Basketball" 10. Kaji Akihiko "Given" 11. Gouda Takeo "My Love Story!!" 11. Watanuki Banri "Inu × Boku SS" 13. Terushima Yuuji "Haikyuu!!" 13. Moroboshi Dan "ULTRAMAN" 13. Souei "That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime" 16. Amemiya Taiyou "Inazuma Eleven GO" 16. Kujou Kazuya "GOSICK" 16. Shingari Miroku "B-PROJECT" series 19. Asemu Asuno "Mobile Suit Gundam AGE" 19. Vane "Granblue Fantasy" (Response period: May 11 to May 18, 2020)

Public Safety Bureau device from "PSYCHO-PASS" becomes jewelry! Characters from the first season that relive the memories

A jewelry collection inspired by the Public Safety Bureau device from "PSYCHO-PASS" has been released. Orders will be accepted on the official website of "Shoya Taniguchi." from May 27, 2020. The theme of this product is the "Public Safety Bureau". Public Safety Bureau's devices used by inspectors and enforcers have become simple and easy-to-wear jewelry. Pendants, earrings, and pinky rings have been released this time. Various characters can be chosen as options. Orders for "PSYCHO-PASS JEWELRY COLLECTION 2" will be accepted from the official website of "Shoya Taniguchi." from May 27, 2020. (C) Psycho-Pass Production Committee

"SAO" "Wait for me... Kirito-Kun!!" A Nendoroid adaptation of Asuna in the appearance of 《Genesis God Staysia》

From the TV anime series "Sword Art Online: Alicization - War of Underworld", the heroine Asuna is adapted into a Nendoroid. It is currently available for pre-orders at "GOODSMILE ONLINE SHOP". A Nendoroid Asuna has appeared in the appearance of 《Genesis God Staysia》during the dive to the Underworld. The changeable facial emotional parts include "Normal face" and "Battle face", also includes "Smiling face" that shows the love towards Kirito. For the option parts, starting with the arm and leg parts that allow the various posing of Asuna using the artifact 《Radiant Light》(with sword case), includes effect part that allows reproducing the skill "Mother's Rosario". "Nendoroid Asuna 《Genesis God Staysia》" is priced at 5,000 JPY (Tax Incl.). The pre-order will be accepted from May 21, 2020, on "GOODSMILE ONLINE SHOP". (C) 2017 Kawahara Reki / KADOKAWA ASCII MEDIA WORKS/ SAO-A Project

"Gundam" GM Custom, the Mobile Suit for Ace Pilots, Becomes an Action Figure Under "ROBOT Damashii"!

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The TV anime series "Sakura Wars the Animation" will be released on ABEMA Video for unlimited streaming from May 24 to May 30. "Sakura Wars the Animation" is based on the dramatic 3D action-adventure, which depicts the fights of "Imperial Combat Revue" against evil in imperial Tokyo in the "Taisho Period" (The period in the history of Japan dating from 30 July 1912 to 25 December 1926). The main character designer is Kubo Taito, well known as the author of "BLEACH", and the characters of Combat Revues around the world were designed by Horiguchi Yukiko, BUNBUN, Shimada Fumikane, Sogumori Ken, Itou Noizi, and Soejima Shigenori. The music was composed by Tanaka Kouhei, who has provided many musical compositions to the former "Sakura Wars" series. This streaming is planned to be of episodes 1 to 8. Watch them and you will be ready for the latest episode approaching the story's climax. The unlimited streaming of the TV anime "Sakura Wars the Animation" is only on ABEMA Video from May 24 to May 30.

"NARUTO" I am Uzumaki Naruto, you know! Figure adaptation with the skills surrounding effects

Uzumaki Naruto from "NARUTO Shippuden" becomes a figure with a splendid effect of skills surrounding the figure. It is scheduled for sale on Aug. 2020. This product is based on the concept of "Kizuna (Relationship)" from "NARUTO" that is conveyed from person to person, reproducing it as part of the new series "Kizuna Relationship", through the form of 'Product Linking'. It is finished with dynamic modeling that weaves the title's universe within it. Also, by lining up other releasing products such as "Uchiha Sasuke" and "Gaara", it can be displayed to show the "Relation" between the characters. "Uzumaki Naruto - Shippuden - Kizuna Relation" is priced at 7,700 JPY (Tax Incl.). The sale will start on Aug. 2020. (C)Kishimoto Masashi Scott/Shueisha・TV Tokyo・Pierrot

"Kamen Rider OOO" "It means that your arm is not mine anymore" Ankh's hand becomes a necklace

A silver necklace that reproduces Ankh's hand from "Kamen Rider OOO" has been released. Pre-orders are now being accepted at "Premium Bandai". This product reproduces the hand of the popular character Greed Ankh, who appears in the show, in the silver925. Despite its small size, it's a very detailed reproduction. In addition, metal has been oxidated to create a feeling of solidness. "Kamen Rider OOO Ankh necklace silver925" is priced at 12,100 yen (tax included). Preorders are available at "Premium Bandai" for a limited time until Jun. 14, 2020 (11 pm). The product's delivery is scheduled for Jul. 2020.

Animation movie "Ongaku: Our Sound" has been nominated for Long Contrechamps Category for Annecy International Animation Film Festival held in France

The animation movie "Ongaku: Our Sound" has been nominated to the Long Contrechamps Category for the "Annecy International Animation Film Festival" in France. In response, the director Iwaizawa Kenji delivered a comment by saying, "Annecy International Animation Film Festival has been one of the goals since we had begun to produce 'Ongaku: Our Sound', so I am honored to be nominated this time". "Ongaku: Our Sound" is the privately-published manga by Oohashi Hiroyuki which depicts the delinquent students who have no experience of playing instruments begin to form a group band because they feel like doing it. The anime adoption has been said to be impossible, but the director Iwaizawa almost produced it by himself. The production took more than 7 years, required more than 40,000 illustrations, and many techniques including rotoscoping, which takes in photographs into animation. "Anney International Animation Festival" marks 60th anniversary this year, and known to be one of "4 largest animation movie festivals" together with the festivals in Ottawa in Canada, Zagreb in Croatia, and Hiroshima in Japan. Long Contrechamp Category is the new competition from 2019 with the targets of "the unique long movies and the works which challenge the audience". "Ongaku: Our Sound" has won the grand prize in the "Ottawa International Animation Movie Festival" in 2019 held in Canada. Would they go to win again with 2nd nomination to the foreign movie festival? "Annecy International Animation Movie Festival" will be held online from Jun. 15 to 20 due to the spread of novel Coronavirus. <Full Comments are Listed Below> "Annecy International Animation Film Festival has been one of the goals since we had begun to produce 'Ongaku: Our Sound', so I am honored to be nominated this time. In the situation where the entire world is in a crisis, the movie festival itself won't be held in the usual way, so I am a little sad that I cannot participate in the festival, but I wish that the ordinary life where everyone watches movie no worries".

"Demon Slayer: Kimetsu No Yaiba" Popular scenes of Tanjirou and others are made into a picture-scroll looking card! The second series of the wafers is here

The second series of the wafers with an illustration card of popular scenes of Tanjirou and Zenitsu from the TV anime "Demon Slayer: Kimetsu No Yaiba" has appeared. The sales will begin from May 25, 2020, at various snack stores in Japan. All cards have Japanese style watermarks that are finished with silver reflection and special print on the front side. By lining up all 35 types of cards, starting with Tanjirou and Nezuko, the popular scenes of characters connect like a picture-scroll. This design adds high collectible values to the product. Also, the backside of the card includes scenes and lines of characters that are related to the front side. A variety of valuable illustrations are included, making the content a "must-see" for the fans. "Demon Slayer: Kimetsu No Yaiba Card Wafers 2" is priced at 120 JPY (Tax excl.). It is available from May 25 at snack stores such as supermarkets and convenience stores in Japan. (C) Gotoge Koyoharu / Shueisha・ANIPLEX・ufotable

A New Film Adaption of "Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya"! A Commemoration PV Has Been Released. Kadowaki Mai Says, "Illya always keeps her word!"

The production of the latest film adaption of the "Fate" series spin-off, "Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya", has been decided. Along with the announcement, an original illustration to commemorate the latest film adaption by the author, Hiroyama Hiroshi, a commemoration promotional video, and a congratulatory comment from Kadowaki Mai as Illyasviel von Einzbern have been revealed. "Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya" is a spin-off of the "Fate" series with a TV series for 4 seasons, the film "Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya: Oath Under Snow", the OVA "Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya: Prisma Phantasm", games, and novelizations. This is the announcement of its latest film adaption. The commemoration PV of the latest film looks back on the previous TV series and film. <Full comments are as below> Congratulatory comment from Kadowaki Mai as Illyasviel von Einzbern ―― It has been almost 7 years since the broadcast of the first season of "Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya" (Jul. to Sep. 2013). Please tell us about how you felt when you heard the news about the production of the latest film, what you want to say to "Illya", who you walked along with, or anything else you want to talk about. The journey from the 1st season of the anime series to "Oath Under Snow" gave me a slight feeling sort of like a burnt-out accomplishment... It was like a dream filled with joy, almost taking me to heaven. Illya has always lead me to move forward. I will forever be grateful for her. ――The 11th volume of the original comic "Fate/Kaleid liner Prisma Illya 3rei!!" is being released on May 26. How was it reading it ahead of its release? Could you tell us a scene that left a strong impression on you? The last 2 pages made me burst into tears... And as usual, I went back to the beginning to read it through again. Since Heaven's Feel had just finished, Julian's recollection filled me with various thoughts. Now, I feel happy to be able to see this work through with everyone as an anime film, and I am burning my heart with gratitude to the decision of producing this film. ――Finally, is there anything you would like to say to the fans who have supported the "Prisma Illya" series and look forward to the future of the series? "I will save both Miyu and the world!" Illya always keeps her word! I'll see you again at the big screen at the theaters!! Yayyyy!!! (C)Hiroyama Hiroshi・Type-MOON / KADOKAWA / "Prisma Illya the Movie"

From "JoJo", "Useless useless useless...!" Wafers with cards have appeared including personal information of Giorno and others!

From the TV anime "JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Golden Wind", wafers with cards of Giorno Giovanna, Bruno Bucciarati, and others have been released. Pre-orders are currently available at "Premium Bandai". Character card lineup contains the members of the "Bucciarati team" including Giorno (voice: Ono Kensho) and Bucciarati (voice: Nakamura Yuichi), and the assassination team members of the gang organization "Passione". On the back of the cards, Stand information and personal data of each character are written. Besides that, story cards and limited edition cards drawn newly are also included. "JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Golden Wind Wafer" contains 20 pieces, and the price is 3,300 JPY (tax included). Pre-orders are currently available at "Premium Bandai". The product is scheduled to be shipped in Sep. 2020. (C) LUCKY LAND COMMUNICATIONS / Shueisha JoJo's Bizarre Adventure GW Production Committee

Key visual and the main promotion movie for "Baki" Great Chinese Challenge Saga has been released!! "REVENGE TOKYO" which depicts the after-story for the worst condemned criminal, will also become anime

The key visual and the main promotion movie for "Baki" Great Chinese Challenge Saga, the sequence to the Netflix original anime series "Baki: Most Evil Death Row Convicts Saga" that will be streamed from Jun. 4, has been released. Moreover, "REVENGE TOKYO", the story of 5 criminals from the previous series that has been put the in edited version of the original manga, will become the anime as well as a special episode. The original work of "Baki" is the manga which depicts fights of the protagonist Hanma Baki, who is the youngest champion of the underground fights, and the fighters of various styles. The story revolves around the death of his father Hanma Yuujirou, who used to be called "the strongest living thing on Earth". "Most Evil Death Row Convicts Saga" had been adopted into the anime in the summer of 2018 as the Netflix original anime, and TV broadcast had been held as well. The key visual for "Baki" Great Chinese Challenge Saga depicts the muscular bodies of Hanma Baki, Retsu Kaiou, Biscuit Oliva, and Mohammad Arai Jr., who are entering the ultimate Chinese Fighting Competition held once in 100 years called "Dairaitaisai", in the center of the illustration. It also depicts "the strongest living thing on Earth" Hanma Yuujirou and the previous winner of the competition Kaku Kaiou fiercely staring at each other on the sides of the illustration and implicates the fierce battles. Furthermore, on this promotion video, the intense battles in Dairaitaisai, which the players fight for the title for the strongest man called "Kaiou", has been picked out. Hanma Baki fights as he has been poisoned, the greatest battle of the century between "the violence of ultimate" Hanma Yuujirou and "the ultimate skill" Kaku Kaiou, and other fights are waiting for the broadcast. In addition to this, there was the line that says, "the death row convicts comes back...!". The 5 condemned criminals, who held fierce battles with Baki and other underground fighters in the previous "Most Evil Death Row Convicts Saga", shows disquieting actions in "REVENGE TOKYO", and it will become the anime as well. All episodes of Netflix's original anime series "Baki: Great Chinese Challenge Saga" will be streamed exclusively from Jun. 4, 2020. (C) Itagaki Keisuke (Akita Shoten)/Baki Production Committee

Who is your favorite detective character from anime? 2020 Ver. Oreki Houtarou from "Hyouka" ranked in 3rd place, Edogawa Ranpo from "Bungo Stray Dogs" ranked in 2nd place, while the top goes to...

May 21 is "Detective Day". The anniversary date comes from the first time an advertisement for the detective industry appeared in a Japanese newspaper on the same day in 1891. A detective who solves difficult cases is an essential character when it comes to unraveling mysteries. Many different types of detective characters have solved many mysteries in the anime as well. Who is the most popular among them? Here at Anime!Anime!, we conducted a reader survey after 2 years asking, "Who is your favorite detective character from anime?". During the survey period between May 10 to May 17, a total of 219 responses were received. There were more female respondents with the gender ratio being 30% male and 70% female. The age group was about 50% for those under the age of 19, about 25% for those in their 20s, focusing mainly on youngsters. ■The most eccentric detective Conan is on top! The 1st place goes to Edogawa Conan from "Detective Conan" with an approval rating of about 25%, maintaining the same position as in the last year. The fact that it has been broadcast for many years since it was made into a TV anime in 1996 was the deciding factor in the poll. Readers commented, "Conan is the only detective that comes up to my mind since it has been broadcast for such a long time", and "It has always been there for over 20 years". While some commented about Conan, such as "He's a child in appearance and an adult when it comes to intellect. He can solve any difficult case", others left a comment about his adult form, Kudou Shin'ichi, "He has a sharp mind and his language is not affected by the use of cheesy lines or cliche", and "I was touched by the fact that he doesn't let anyone, even the criminals, suicide themselves, he always tries to not hurt anyone around him, and faces the truth of unbelievable cases". Various characters from "Conan" were ranked in, such as Hattori Heiji which received the comment, "No matter how much hard is the case, he will always give a hand to Conan. I love their duo", and Mouri Kogorou which was also praised by his fans, "He is usually a drunkard and only interested in beautiful women and money, but I was impressed by the fact that he actually cares about his family and is able to throw away anyone who carries a blade. He can get things done when he has to". The survey includes other characters from the series, such as Sera Masumi, "I love Sera's great skills in martial arts and her girlishness that sometimes comes out. I also love to see her performance in the movies!", and Amuro Tooru, "Being detective is not his main occupation. He often disguises himself as many faces, and he's very intelligent and cool". The survey has totalized the votes for Conan and Shin'ichi, which would become separately three-quarters of the votes for Conan and one-fourth of the votes for Shin'ichi. The 2nd place goes to Edogawa Ranpo from "Bungo Stray Dogs" with an approval rating of about 15%, ranking up from the 3rd place of the last year. Edogawa Ranpo is a famous detective of the "Armed Detective Agency", a group of people with supernatural powers. The gap between his different personalities got very popular among the fans; "While being a brilliant person who can solve any difficult case in a matter of seconds with his outstanding discernment and observational skills, he has a childish side and loves dagashi (cheap candies and snacks). I love this kind of gap in his personality". Some readers praised some differences in the acting voice, "Ranpo can't even get on a train alone, but when he puts on his glasses and starts deducing, his eyes change. Kamiya's different uses of his voice are majestic". The 3rd place goes Oreki Houtarou from "Hyouka" with an approval rating of about 10%, ranking up from the 8th place of the last year. He has gained a lot of votes as a famous detective and member of the Classics Club; "He's always under the influence of Eru-chan, but he's a great detective when he shows off his deductions!", and "He is an apathetic boy who shows his coolness in solving cases calmly". Although he is not a detective, fans have praised his deduction skills; "I think that his famous deductions that come from insight can be compared to those of a true detective". ■Here are some of the other comments! Yagashira Kiyotaka from "Kyoto Teramachi Sanjou no Holmes"; "A great detective who can solve anything and also an apprentice who learns how to do appraisals for antiques. He usually speaks in standard Japanese, but sometimes his Kyoto accent comes out". Sakaido from "Id:Invaded", "The most interesting anime I've seen recently. I love his line, 'I'm a brilliant detective'". There were some votes for the "Underworld Detective", Urameshi Yuusuke from "Yu Yu Hakusho", "The Reigun he uses is cool. I still make his impression sometimes!", and the "Love Detective", Fujiwara Chika from "Kaguya-sama: Love Is War", "I find very funny the clumsy advice written on her personal book which comes out every time she's having some girls' talk". This is a survey that has been held after two years since the last time, and it includes several new characters from "The Case Files of Lord El-Melloi II -Rail Zeppelin Grace Note -", "Case File nº221: Kabukicho", and others. Some votes were detectives in a single episode of the series, such Matsuno Osomatsu in "Mr. Osomatsu". ■Top 20 [Who is your favorite detective character from anime? 2020 Ver.] 1. Edogawa Conan (Kudou Shin'ichi) "Detective Conan" 2. Edogawa Ranpo "Bungo Stray Dogs" 3. Oreki Houtarou "Hyouka" 4. Amuro Tooru "Detective Conan" 5. Sera Masumi "Detective Conan" 6. Kindaichi Hajime "The Kindaichi Case Files" 6. Hattori Heiji "Detective Conan" 6. Mouri Kogorou "Detective Conan" 9. Lord El-Melloi II "The Case Files of Lord El-Melloi II -Rail Zeppelin Grace Note -" 10. The Brilliant Detective, Sakaido "Id:Invaded" 10. Holmes "Sherlock Hound" 12. Matsuno Osomatsu "Mr. Osomatsu" 13. Ishikawa Takuboku "Woodpecker Detective's Office" 13. Sherlock Holmes, "Case File nº221: Kabukicho" 13. Yagashira Kiyotaka "Kyoto Teramachi Sanjou no Holmes" 16. Urameshi Yuusuke "Yu Yu Hakusho" 16. Butt Detective "Butt Detective" 16. Katrielle Layton "Layton Mystery Tanteisha: Katori no Nazotoki File" 16. Dazai Osamu "Bungo Stray Dogs" 16. Fujiwara Chika "Kaguya-sama: Love Is War" (Response period: May 10 to May 17, 2020)

"Love Live! Sunshine!!" Riko, Yoshiko, Mari from "Guilty Kiss" has appeared as "AQUA SHOOTERS!"

From the TV anime "Love Live! Sunshine!!", Sakurauchi Riko, Tsushima Yoshiko, and Ohara Mari from the school idol group "Aqours" has appeared as "AQUA SHOOTERS!" figure series with the appearance of fighting with a water-canon. It is currently available for pre-order at "Premium Bandai". The three members, Sakurauchi Riko (CV. Aida Rikako), Tsushima Yoshiko (CV. Kobayashi Aika), and Ohara Mari (CV. Suzuki Aina) are members of Guilty Kiss, a unit that derived from "Aqours". They are active with a concept of western gothic taste. The product is based on the "AQUA SHOOTERS!" figure series in cute deformed looks, fighting with water-canons. This is the third set of the series, and by collecting the first and second sets, it becomes a gathering of all Aqours members. "Aqours SHOOTERS! 03" consists of a set of 3, is priced at 6,600 JPY (Tax Incl.). It is currently available for pre-order at "Premium Bandai". Delivery is scheduled for Oct. 2020. (C)2017 Project Love Live! Sunshine!! (C) BANDAI

From "Space Brothers", a heart-shaped "moonstone" that Mutta picked up has appeared as an accessory

From "Space Brothers", an accessory based on a heart-shaped stone that Mutta (Nanba Mutta) picked up on the moon in the work has appeared for a limited time as a full made-to-order item. Pre-orders are currently available at the "Space Brothers Heart-shaped Moon Stone" store. This item was made based on the heart-shaped moonstone on his own, which Mutta used to "pray" for Serika's safety of returning to Earth after leaving the ISS. Simple glass accessories are sold in two types: earrings / clip-on earrings and necklaces. Since the ingredients of regolith that cover the surface of the moon contain a lot of glass, this accessory based on the "moonstone" was made of glass. The transparent, small glass that swings at the tip of a thin hoop or chain glows elegantly around the ears and neck. It shows quite well that it is not a heart motif item that tends to be sweet, but it is a "moonstone that happened to be in the shape of a heart". "Heart-shaped Moon Stone Accessory" clip-on earrings / earrings are 8,800 JPY for each (shipping fee included), and the necklace is 6,600 JPY (shipping fee included). Pre-orders are available at the "Space Brothers Heart-shaped Moon Stone" store for a limited time until May 27. (C) Koyama Chuya / Kodansha

Everyone From the Galar Region Are Here! The New Series of "Pokémon" Released as 1/20 Scale Figures!

From "Pokémon" comes the 4th edition of the "Pokémon Scale World" series from the "Galar Region". Pre-orders are currently available at "Premium Bandai". "Pokémon Scale World" is a figure series that designs all figures, centering on trainers and Pokémons, at about 1/20 scale to recreate "the world of people and Pokémon living together". The sizes vary from tiny ones, which you have to pick up with your fingertips, to huge ones, which fill both of your hands. The 4th edition features Galar Region from the latest series, "Pokémon Sword and Shield". The line-up includes Gloria, the female player character, the 3 starter Pokémon (Grookey, Scorbunny, and Sobble), and their evolution. "Pokémon Scale World Galar Region" is priced at 550 JPY (tax included), "Pokémon Scale World Galar Region Set" at 3,850 JPY (tax included), and "Pokémon Scale World Galar Region Rillaboom" at 3,960 JPY (tax included). Pre-orders are currently available at "Premium Bandai", and shipping is scheduled for Sep. 2020. (C)2020 Pokemon. (C)1995-2020 Nintendo/Creatures Inc. /GAME FREAK inc.

"Tamayomi": The Prefecture Competition is about to begin! The advance scene cuts for episode 8

From the TV anime "Tamayomi", the summary and the advance scene cuts for episode 8 titled "Zero Kara" (From Zero), which will be broadcast on Wednesday, May. 20. In addition to it, the jacket illustrations for the 1st and 2nd Blu-ray volumes titled "Tamayomi 1" and "Tamayomi 2", which will be released from Jun. 26, have been revealed. The original work of "Tamayomi" is a manga by Mountain Pukuichi, which is currently serialized in"Manga Time Kirara Forward". Takeda Yomi is a student who entered Shin Koshigaya High School, and there she re-encounters her childhood friend, Yamazaki Tamaki. The two make the baseball club active again in order to go to the nationwide competition together with her teammates. It is the youth girls baseball story that depicts the struggles of the new Shin Koshigaya High School Baseball Club. In episode 8, the prefecture competition is about to begin. While wishing good luck with Yanagi Univ. Kawagoe team, Tamaki meets Yoshikawa Kazumi, who is her upperclassman from her middle school, and used to be pair as a battery. Yomi tries to compete with Yoshikawa, after seeing them re-encounter. Risa pitches first to save the ace Tamami in the game against Kagemori. They get scored first due to an error, but there is a mysterious atmosphere that there is no cheering voice from Kagemori's bench even after they have scored. Also the jacket illustrations for the 1st Blu-ray volume "Tamayomi" and 2nd volume "Tamayomi 2", which will be released from Jun. 26. Vol. 1 will contain episodes 1 to 3 of TV anime "Tamayomi 1", and as a special video, the vol. 1 and vol. 2 of original variety program by young voice actresses titled "This is Shin-Koshi Nine's Kirara Baseball". Blu-ray volume 2 will similarly contain episodes 4 to 6 of "Tamayomi" and vol. 3 and 4 for "This is Shin-Koshi Nine' Kirara Baseball". The illustration of special gifts for purchase by businesses are currently released. Please check the official website for the program for more information. TV anime "Tamayomi" episode 8 titled "Zero kara" (From Zero) will be broadcast from Wednesday, May. 20 on ABC TV, AT-X, TOKYO MC, and other channels. (C) Mountain Pukuichi・Hobunsha/Shin Koshigaya High School Girls Baseball Club

TV Anime Adaption of "Hypnosis Mic" Has Been Delayed Due to COVID-19. The Stageplay "-track.2-" Will Be Re-scheduled to Be Performed in Aug.

The broadcast of the TV anime "Hypnosis Mic -Division Rap Battle- Rhyme Anima", which was scheduled to start in Jul. 2020, was decided to be postponed until Oct. They explain this delay is due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This a TV anime adaption of the music-based character rap project, "Hypnosis Mic -Division Rap Battle-". The release of the work's first official book, "Hypnosis Mic -Division Rap Battle- Official Guide Book", initially scheduled to be released on Jun. 25, has also been delayed to Sep. 2. Along with it, they have announced that the stageplay, "'Hypnosis Mic -Division Rap Battle-' Rule the Stage -track.2-", which had been canceled, is being re-scheduled to be performed in Aug. "Hypnosis Mic -Division Rap Battle- 5th LIVE@AbemaTV 《SIX SHOTS UNTIL THE DOME》", the special program which was aired on ABEMA in March and had over 3 million views, will be released as a Blu-ray and DVD. All 27 songs performed in the show will be recorded. The Blu-ray is priced at 8,000 JPY (tax excluded) and DVD at 7,000 JPY (tax excluded), and they will be released on Aug. 19. (C)"Hypnosis Mic -Division Rap Battle-" Rhyme Anima Production Committee 【※Partially corrected on May 20.】

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Public Safety Bureau device from "PSYCHO-PASS" becomes jewelry! Characters from the first season that relive the memories

Date: 2020-05-26
A jewelry collection inspired by the Public Safety Bureau device from "PSYCHO-PASS" has been released. Orders will be accepted on the official website of "Shoya Taniguchi." from May 27, 2020. The theme of this product is the "Public Safety Bureau". Public Safety Bureau's devices used by inspectors and enforcers have become simple and easy-to-wear jewelry. Pendants, earrings, and pinky rings have been released this time. Various characters can be chosen as options. Orders for "PSYCHO-PASS JEWELRY COLLECTION 2" will be accepted from the official website of "Shoya Taniguchi." from May 27, 2020. (C) Psycho-Pass Production Committee
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"SAO" "Wait for me... Kirito-Kun!!" A Nendoroid adaptation of Asuna in the appearance of 《Genesis God Staysia》

From the TV anime series "Sword Art Online: Alicization - War of Underworld", the heroine Asuna is adapted into a Nendoroid. It is currently available for pre-orders at "GOODSMILE ONLINE SHOP". A Nendoroid Asuna has appeared in the appearance of 《Genesis God Staysia》during the dive to the Underworld. The changeable facial emotional parts include "Normal face" and "Battle face", also includes "Smiling face" that shows the love towards Kirito. For the option parts, starting with the arm and leg parts that allow the various posing of Asuna using the artifact 《Radiant Light》(with sword case), includes effect part that allows reproducing the skill "Mother's Rosario". "Nendoroid Asuna 《Genesis God Staysia》" is priced at 5,000 JPY (Tax Incl.). The pre-order will be accepted from May 21, 2020, on "GOODSMILE ONLINE SHOP". (C) 2017 Kawahara Reki / KADOKAWA ASCII MEDIA WORKS/ SAO-A Project

"Gundam" GM Custom, the Mobile Suit for Ace Pilots, Becomes an Action Figure Under "ROBOT Damashii"!

From the "Mobile Suit Gundam" series comes "ver. A.N.I.M.E." GM Custom under the action figure series "ROBOT Damashii". Sales will start in Aug. 2020 at general retail stores. "ROBOT Damashii <SIDE MS> RGM-79N GM Custom ver. A.N.I.M.E." is the "ver. A.N.I.M.E." of GM Custom, which was deployed to Albion and went through many fierce battles as the Mobile Suit for ace pilots. The retractable chest armor lets you fold the arms inward in a natural style. And the swinging mechanism in the hip joints, retractable joints of the back of the knees, and pull-out joints of the ankles give it a wide range of poses. It comes with the typical GM Rifle, Bullpup Machinegun, Beam Saber, and Shield. The shield can be equipped with extra magazines and the GM Rifle. Also, the rifle and vernier effect parts give it a real presence, making it even more enjoyable. "ROBOT Damashii <SIDE MS> RGM-79N GM Custom ver. A.N.I.M.E." is the "ver. A.N.I.M.E." is priced at 6,000 JPY (tax excluded). Sales will start in Aug. 2020 at general retail stores. (C)Sotsu・Sunrise

"NARUTO" I am Uzumaki Naruto, you know! Figure adaptation with the skills surrounding effects

Uzumaki Naruto from "NARUTO Shippuden" becomes a figure with a splendid effect of skills surrounding the figure. It is scheduled for sale on Aug. 2020. This product is based on the concept of "Kizuna (Relationship)" from "NARUTO" that is conveyed from person to person, reproducing it as part of the new series "Kizuna Relationship", through the form of 'Product Linking'. It is finished with dynamic modeling that weaves the title's universe within it. Also, by lining up other releasing products such as "Uchiha Sasuke" and "Gaara", it can be displayed to show the "Relation" between the characters. "Uzumaki Naruto - Shippuden - Kizuna Relation" is priced at 7,700 JPY (Tax Incl.). The sale will start on Aug. 2020. (C)Kishimoto Masashi Scott/Shueisha・TV Tokyo・Pierrot

"Kamen Rider OOO" "It means that your arm is not mine anymore" Ankh's hand becomes a necklace

A silver necklace that reproduces Ankh's hand from "Kamen Rider OOO" has been released. Pre-orders are now being accepted at "Premium Bandai". This product reproduces the hand of the popular character Greed Ankh, who appears in the show, in the silver925. Despite its small size, it's a very detailed reproduction. In addition, metal has been oxidated to create a feeling of solidness. "Kamen Rider OOO Ankh necklace silver925" is priced at 12,100 yen (tax included). Preorders are available at "Premium Bandai" for a limited time until Jun. 14, 2020 (11 pm). The product's delivery is scheduled for Jul. 2020.

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【Cosplay】"FGO" Katsushika Hokusai, Mash, Koyanskaya, and more... The sweet looks of the Chinese beauty cosplayer. 【22 photos】

Date: 2020-05-08
Many Chinese cosplayers have appeared in Japanese anime/game events and Doujinshi conventions. Their high-quality cosplays have stolen the attention of the anime and game fans. "Fate/Grand Order" Mash / Photo by Jiaozhu shadow 【Click the photo for the photo gallery】 Mayuyi tako is said to be one of the hottest cosplayers in recent years. She has been to Japan 3 times so far, and has participated in "Comiket" (95,96, and 97). With about 350,000 followers on Twitter, reservations of her photo sessions are instantly full. She is now studying abroad in the States, and will be going to University from Apr. Here is her interview, along with photos from when she was a high school student. ◆◆ ――What made you start cosplaying, and when did you start? Mayuyi tako: My friend took me to an ACG event (anime, game, doujin events in general) in my middle school years. It was impressive to see cosplayers dressed as my favorite characters. Since then, I've been cosplaying for 6 years. I'm now living in the States, so I go to China or Japan on my long term vacations in summer and winter for cosplay photo sessions. I can't afford freely flying back to China or to Japan from the States except for those occasions. "Fate/Grand Order" Katsushika Hokusai / Photo by Hanmo 【Click the photo for the photo gallery】 ――Tell us about your favorite animes and games. Mayuyi tako: I'm really into "Fate/Grand Order". Other than that, I play a lot of "Grand Blue Fantasy" and "Knives Out". My favorite anime is "JoJo's Bizarre Adventure"! ――What are the features of your cosplay? Mayuyi tako: I believe it's my smile. ――Is there anything you want the photographers to do? Mayuyi tako: I collect as much information about the character before the photo session, and explain what kind of photo I want the photographers to take. But, in my opinion, what's most important is to understand the character as a cosplayer. "Gantz: O" Yamasaki Anzu ――Are there any impressionable moments of cosplaying? Mayuyi tako: That would be when people tell me that I look like the character. It makes me feel that I'm getting closer to my ideal cosplay, and that's very satisfying. ――Which cosplay made you famous? Mayuyi tako: Maybe the cosplay of Mash from "Fate/Grand Order" in 2018. I really worked hard on my facial expressions to give her the essence of a Kohai. I have many other expressions and poses for Mash other than her smiling, so someday, I'd like to introduce them. "Fate/Grand Order" Mash ――What makes you continue cosplaying? Mayuyi tako: The expectations of everyone wanting to see more of my work is a strong motivation among the many reasons. I don't want to lose my passion towards cosplaying. Many of my friends, who started about the same time as me, have given up. I want to be the one that keeps on cosplaying no matter what happens. ――What are your future goals? Mayuyi tako: I want to dress as more characters from "Fate/Grand Order"! Also, characters from my favorite titles like, "Xenoblade2", "Azul Larne", and "JoJo's Bizarre Adventure". "Fate/Grand Order" Koyanskaya Images provided by Mayuyui tako (@Takomayuyi)
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【Cosplay】A super rookie with 160 thousand followers・aqua The secret behind the overwhelming quality is...?【20 Photos】

Until now, a lot of China cosplayers have attended events in Japan, and their high-quality cosplay has become a hot topic. In the massive population China, rookies are appearing one after one, earning popularity in a short period. "Re: Zero - Starting Life in Another World" Rem (Bunny Girl Ver.) 【Click image for the photo gallery】 水淼aqua is also an anticipated super rookie that shows the best quality cosplay, although her cosplay career is less than one year and a half long. The Twitter account that started at Mar. 2019 now has approx. 160 thousand followers (by Apr.14, 2020). With a short interview, this article will deliver cosplay photos of her who have never attended events in Japan. ◆◆ ―― In which part of China are you living? 水淼aqua: I am living in Xi'an. There are lots of places to explore for delicious foods, please come visit us! ―― What is the reason behind starting a cosplay? How long has it past since? 水淼aqua: I loved characters from the anime and games, it has been one year and a half since the thought that I would like to become the character itself both in looks and mind. I mostly take part in studio photograph session and I rarely attend to events. But, I want to try my best to attend events from now. ―― Could you tell us about your favorite anime or games? 水淼aqua: For games, I usually enjoy playing "Azur Lane" and "Diablo 3". For anime, I love all genres from a mild and delicate to passionate and expressive, so I had watched a lot of animes. ―― What is the distinctive feature of expression about your cosplay? 水淼aqua:I really don't have any definite posing or facial expressions. For the cosplay, it is important to change the expressions and movements to become a character itself. Maybe, a handsome look is my appealing point?... It's a joke! (Laughing) ―― Is there anything that you expect from a photographer when taking a photo? 水淼aqua: I prefer a photographerwith a similar sense and idea of the photo that I want. This only leaves minor editing after the photograph has started. Another would be someone who allows me to get engaged with my character. This is because I lose concentration if I am instructed with too much posing. ―― Is there any memorable moments of cosplay until now? 水淼aqua: It would be the moment when I took a cosplay photoshoot of Do-S from "One-Punch Man". I accidentally had candle wax spilled over my back, so I went to a hospital straight after the photoshoot. It was horrible because it would have been a life-time scar if I arrived slightly later. (Laughing) Do-S from "One-Punch Man" 【Click image for the photo gallery】 ―― What is the cosplay that sparked your popularity among people? 水淼aqua: It is Atago from "Azur Lane" (Racing Queen Ver.). I personally feel like this was the cosplay that reached over the personal limit. I am thinking that getting known by a lot of people is a reward behind numerous efforts that I have put into. ―― Could you please tell about your future goals? 水淼aqua:I want to cosplay a lot of characters from "Azur Lane" and "Fate/Grand Order". I would like to enhance my posing or expressions to the next level, giving a vivid impression when I am taking a photo shoot. I will try my best! Also, I have visited Japan 5 times already. Yet, I have not visited a single "Comic Market" event, I really want to attend it next time. Formidable from "Azur Lane" 【Click image for the photo gallery】 Image provided by: 水淼aqua(@aqua28551264)

【Cosplay】Check out Okita Rinka, the new-gen cosplayer from Taiwan! Riamu from "The Idolmaster Cinderella Girls", Sakura from "Fate", and so on. Who is your favorite? 【37 photos】

A Taiwanese cosplayer is booming in Japan. Okita Rinka, who lives in Taipei, Taiwan, has over 30,000 followers on Twitter in Japan and also participates in Comiket and photo sessions in Japan. This is the report of the interview with the new-gen cosplayer from Taiwan along with a photo report. ―― What made you interested in cosplaying? And what are your usual cosplay activities? Okita Rinka: I always liked anime and games since I was a child. I started cosplaying when I saw my friend doing it in middle school. It's been roughly 8 years since then. I usually attend as a cosplayer in ACG event (general doujin events of anime and games) in Taiwan. ―― What are your favorite anime and manga? Okita Rinka: It's difficult to pick one anime out of so many. I like Otome games in general! ―― What are your special features of cosplaying? Okita Rinka: I'm good at sensual gestures and expressions like cute faces and emotionless faces. ―― What do you think made you so popular? Okita Rinka: I held many exhibition booths at various doujinshi conventions in Taiwan. Selling my cosplay photo collections at these events brought along more and more supporters. Also, constantly posting photos on Facebook and Instagram helped too. I'm so glad that such steps I took in the past brought me to where I am now. ―― Tell us which cosplay left a strong impression on you. Okita Rinka: That would be Shuten Douji from "Fate/Grand Order". The shooting was so exhausting. We had to climb deep in the mountains for the shooting and by the time we could leave, it was so dark we couldn't see anything. We were about to get lost in the mountains. ―― How many times have you been to Japan? Okita Rinka: 7 times in total, but the summer of 2018 is the only time I attended Comiket. ―― What keeps you cosplaying? Okita Rinka: The strongest motivation would be my love for anime and games. Also, the fans who support my cosplays always give me confidence. ―― In what style do you like to be photoed? Okita Rinka: I believe the composition and the color tone are the most important. Furthermore, sharing an image with the cameraman is the most important! ―― What do you value in your cosplay? Okita Rinka: I didn't know anything when I began cosplaying. I worked hard to become better at make-up and styling the wigs. From there, I try to get as close to the essence of the character as much as I can. That's the approach I believe I should never forget. ―― Tell us about your future goals. Okita Rinka: I want to hold an exhibition booth at Comiket and distribute my cosplay photo collections! I also want many more people to know me in Japan, interact with other cosplayers, and improve on my cosplays. Photos provided by Okita Rinka (@okitarinka01)

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