“Tom & Jerry” Let’s enjoyed the rainy day♪ The vinyl umbrella and day parasol with the pop, cheese pattern have been announced

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“Super Cub” The School Field Trip! But Koguma Doesn’t Feel Well… Episode 6 Sneak Peek

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“Evangelion: 3.0+1.0: Thrice Upon a Time” Asuka in a White Plug Suit Takes the Top! “AmiAmi” April 2021 Figure Pre-order Ranking”

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“Sanrio” Kitty & My Melody & Cinnamoroll design eco bags released under the 2nd “Shupatto” collaboration

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"Tom & Jerry" Let's enjoyed the rainy day♪ The vinyl umbrella and day parasol with the pop, cheese pattern have been announced

Date: 2021-05-13
"Tom & Jerry" has collaborated with the rain goods brand "Wpc." and the vinyl umbrella and folded day parasol have been announced. It is currently available on "Wpc. Official Online Shop". Vinyl umbrellas "Cheese Dots" and "Cheese & Cheese" is inspired by the nostalgic cheese from the work and it has a design where you can feel the world setting of "Tom & Jerry". Even the handle of the umbrella is in yellow and an energetic Tom & Jerry can be seen as well. Day parasol "Funny Art" is a cute day parasol with the comical design of Tom and Jerry with the usage of the refreshing blue and yellow. It also has several functionalities, such as a 99.99% UV reduction rate and light reduction rate, heat shielding, and waterproofing. Day parasol "Tom & Jerry Pattern" is available in two types, which are Off (Jerry) and Grey (Tom), and the pattern of the characters playing can be seen all over the top of the parasol. It also has a 99.99% UV reduction rate and light reduction rate, heat shielding, and waterproofing. Vinyl umbrellas "Cheese Dots" and "Cheese & Cheese" are priced at 2,200 JPY (tax included) each. Day parasols "Funny Art" and "Tom & Jerry Pattern" are priced at 3,960 JPY (tax included). It is currently available on "Wpc. Official Online Shop" and other stores. TOM AND JERRY and all related characters and elements (C)& TM Turner Entertainment Co. (s21)
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"Super Cub" The School Field Trip! But Koguma Doesn't Feel Well... Episode 6 Sneak Peek

From the TV anime "Super Cub", the outline and scenes of Episode 6 "Watashi no Cub" (My Cub) were released. "Super Cub" is based on the light novel of the same title, published by Kadokawa Sneaker Bunko. Koguma is a high school girl who lives a life of nothing: no parents, no friends, not even any favorite pastimes. She buys a used Super Cub, which begins to gradually change her monotonous life. Episode 6 is titled "Watashi no Cub". In the usual classroom, Koguma grins while looking at a pamphlet, and Reiko stares into a travel magazine. Tomorrow is the school field trip. Back at home, Koguma is still grinning at the pamphlet, but the next day, she gets a fever and doesn't feel well. Koguma is disappointed but calls in absent from school, when... The TV anime "Super Cub" Episode 6 "Watashi no Cub" was broadcast on Tokyo MX and other channels on Wednesday, May 12, 2021. (C) Tone Koken, hiro / Bear Moters

"Evangelion: 3.0+1.0: Thrice Upon a Time" Asuka in a White Plug Suit Takes the Top! "AmiAmi" April 2021 Figure Pre-order Ranking"

The hobby shop "AmiAmi" announced their "2021 April AmiAmi Figure Pre-order Ranking", a ranking of the figures pre-ordered during the period of April 1 to April 30, 2021. 1st place was "Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon a Time Asuka Langley Shikinami [Last Mission] 1/7 Complete Figure", 2nd place was "Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Mythra 1/7 Complete Figure", and 3rd place was "POP UP PARADE To Love-Ru Darkness Mikan Yuki Complete Figure". "Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon a Time Asuka Langley Shikinami [Last Mission] 1/7 Complete Figure" at the top of the list is a 3D model of Shikinami Asuka Langley in a white plug suit from "Evangelion: 3.0 + 1.0 Thrice Upon a Time", running her hand through her hair. The silhouette of the figure is a masterpiece of simple yet precise design, making it realistic and impressive. The base with rubbles of steel frames is also given an elaborate design. "Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Mythra 1/7 Complete Figure" at 2nd place is a 1/7 scale figure of the Legendary Blade Mythra, another face o Pyra, from the Nintendo Switch game "Xenoblade Chronicles 2". Based on an original illustration by the character designer Saitou Masatsugu, the figure captures the strength and beauty of Mythra. Also, by putting her together with "Pyra" (sold separately), you can enjoy an even more impressive scene of them crossing each other's swords. "POP UP PARADE To Love-Ru Darkness Mikan Yuki Complete Figure" at 3rd place is a figure of Yuuki Mikan in a school swimsuit from the cover of the "To Love-Ru Darkness" comic. "POP UP PARADE" is a new figure line from Max Factory pursuing a figure-fan-friendly design with an affordable price and convenient size of 17 to 18 cm. Rito's teaser sister is a good first choice. The top 3 were followed by "BEE-03W WASP GIRL Bun-chan 1/12 Complete Model Action Figure" at 4th place and "Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Pyra 1/7 Complete Figure". The other figures in the top 10 were "Sword Art Online Asuna Undine Ver. 1/7 Complete Figure", "LookUp Jujutsu Kaisen Megumi Fushiguro Complete Figure", "S.H.Figuarts (Shinkocchou Seihou) Kamen Rider Dark Kiva 'Kamen Rider Kiva'", "Azur Lane Ayanami Kishin Kasou Ver. 1/7 Complete Figure", and "Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Tanjiro and Friends Mascot Set".

"Sanrio" Kitty & My Melody & Cinnamoroll design eco bags released under the 2nd "Shupatto" collaboration

The second collaboration between the eco-bag company "Shupatto" and Sanrio characters, "Sanrio Online Shop x Shupatto Collaboration Series", has become available exclusively on the Sanrio Online Shop from May 12. The lineup consists of 6 items in 3 sizes with Hello Kitty, My Melody, and Cinnamoroll. "Shupatto" is a new concept eco-bag that can be folded into a band at once by pulling both ends and becomes compact just by fastening it together, with cumulative shipments exceeding 7 million units. The collaboration with Sanrio characters has been held since the first product using Hello Kitty's Japanese-style design was launched in 2018 as an original product for the Sanrio shop "Hello Kitty Japan", which has the concept of "Japanese style x Sanrio characters". The second collaboration exclusive to the Sanrio online shop includes Hello Kitty, My Melody, and Cinnamoroll . They go well with any fashion thanks to the sedate design, and you can even use it as a commuter bag. There are three sizes available: Compact Bag M, Compact Bag Drop, and Pocketable Bag. The compact bag M has a shape that makes it easy to carry when you want to buy groceries and daily necessities in bulk, and the compact bag Drop is a vertical type with a wide opening, so it has an excellent structure for storing luggage. The pocketable bag is a mini size that fits in your pocket when folded, but it is large enough to hold up to six 500ml PET bottles. It's up to you to choose which design suits your purposes. The price of "Sanrio Online Shop x Shupatto Collaboration Series" is 2,530 JPY each for Compact Bag M and Compact Bag Drop, and 1,320 JPY each for Pocketable Bags. Please check out the Sanrio online shop main store, Rakuten Ichiba store, PayPay mall store. (C) '21 SANRIO Chosaku Sanrio Co., Ltd.

'Disney: Twisted-Wonderland' Which character would you live together with? Mini Cushion with chibi illustrations of the characters in school uniforms

From "Disney: Twisted-Wonderland", a mini cushion, featuring chibi illustrations of the characters in school uniforms, has been released. Pre-orders are being accepted on 'Premium Bandai'. 'Disney: Twisted-Wonderland Mini Cushion 1' comes with the designs of all the characters. It features chibi illustrations of the characters in school costumes, and it is a perfectly decorative mini cushion for furniture such as a sofa and bed. 'Disney: Twisted-Wonderland Mini Cushion 1' is priced at 2,750 JPY (tax included). Pre-orders are available until June 13, 2021 on 'Premium Bandai', and shipping is scheduled for July 2021. (C)Disney

"Rebuild of Evangelion" Goodbye, Shinji What the "Evaloss" nerd thinks of an adult Shinji

■ So many refugees! Evaloss phenomenon A phenomenon called "Evaloss" is occurring around me. It has been 9 years since the release of "Evangelion: 1.0 You Are [Not] Alone" in 2012. I finally saw the long-awaited "Evangelion: 3.0+1.0: Thrice Upon a Time"! Shinji has returned to reality, and he finally has a happy ending! This is how it should be, but some people like me are still Evaloss. "I watched 'Eva' twice, including the stage greetings, but the ending made me feel uncomfortable. I don't want to end up, but probably I just want to soak in a tingling-hot hot spring, don't I ?" I cannot believe why I got 135 likes on this tweet like mumbling.. You guys were also Evaloss! (Geek who is happy to find friends) So I looked around and on the internet again, and I found many people who are "Evaloss" and who are sort of "refugees" because they had nowhere to go. Evalos related to characters range from coupling refugees whose favorite character got together with another character, and goods refugees who cannot exchange trading can badges and coasters with Kaoru (there are almost no goods exchange habits in the Eva). Also, as for the works, everyone has their own opinions like "My own Eva image", so it is difficult to find someone with the same thoughts, and there is even an old Evoloss who says, "Director Anno used to be on the same otaku stage as me. Only the director became happy now." (I would call this symptom Anno Director Loss.) For me, the biggest Evalos's feeling was that "Shinji-kun has grown up." Shinji must have always wandered in search of his place in the story, but he finally found his place. It's a happy ending in the story but feels lonely and heartbreaking. I don't want him to go back to reality alone...! For me, it was always Eva=Shinji. ■ Evaloss for the old movies For me, in the latest movie adaptation "Rebuild of Evangelion" it felt like, "Director Anno himself is about to grow up." In the first place, in the 1997 movie "Neon Genesis Evangelion: The End of Evangelion", the essence of the story was the same as in "Rebuild of Evangelion", but it was hard to be called a happy ending, as Shinji was a strangle on Asuka's neck and was called "Disgusting". And in the movie, a live-action video of "Audience watching Eva in the theater" was projected, and it seemed to send a message to us anime fans, "Go back to reality." At that time, Eva was said to be a "social phenomenon," and cool goods began to appear, and when I finally thought that otaku had gained citizenship, the message "Go back to reality" was displayed on the screen. I don't know what the director is saying...! ■ I want Shinji to be happy, but I want him to be stressed too We were thrown out like that, but after the new movie series started. Misato and his adults surrounding Shinji-kun are not the ones who are crushed by their own worries like Shinji but are the adults who guide their children. I was also impressed by the difference between Shinji from the old work, as Shinji became a boy with a will. When I felt that it was milder than old works, Shinji once again told Misato and his friends, "It was your fault that the third impact occurred" in "1.0 You Are (Not) Alone". I was pushed out. I was very shocked by Shinji's emotions, but on the other hand, I felt like "OK! That's Eva!" "I want Shinji to be happy!" "I want to see Shinji-kun depressed because of his inability to communicate with others!" It seems to be inconsistent, but there is no contradiction. I want him to be happy because I "watch the story". And when I'm depressed I want to see someone similar to myself, "I sympathize with someone who has the same problems." "I want to see a good story" and "empathy for a person" are separate things, and there is no contradiction. For me, Shinji-kun is more than just someone to communicate with people, and I think he is a person who is close to me, who is sometimes depressed and worried, so I can say, "I am the same" (imagination). I think it is unavoidable that Shinji-kun, wearing a suit and becoming an adult, rushed out of the home with Kamiki (Ryunosuke) voice, and felt like "No, I want you to wait." ■ Empathy for Gendou and Moe points For me, Shinji is a character with who I deeply sympathize because he has troubles, but in this "Rebuild of Evangelion", there was another person with who I sympathized very much. Yes, this is Gendou. Gendou carried out the Human Complementation Plan because he wanted to meet his wife, Yui, who had died in Eva's experiment. Gendou talks to Shinji for the first time and talks about his lonely boyhood and Yui's existence. The feeling of Gendou's loneliness as a boy and the story production that expresses it was the best. What he liked when he was a boy was "knowledge" and "music". Both functioned to block troubles in communication with others. Shinji's cassette player was originally Gendou's, and Gendou boy used that earphone as a "tool to block noise with others" like Shinji. For the Gendou boy, the cassette player was not the only one that functioned as a "tool to block the outside world." The "glasses" worn by Gendou also worked really well as props to block the outside world. The reflection of glasses is a barrier to the mind! I preside over the "Nanchatte Society" called "Glasses Men's Moe (slang refers to feelings of affection, adoration, devotion, and excitement felt towards characters) Society", and Gendou's depiction of glasses ignited my glasses boys' Moe heart. At the root of my "Men's Glasses Moe" is the desire to "see the weaknesses and fragility of men!" I feel that the fact that Gendou's eyes are in such a scooped state also means that he has completely shut out others and cut off the means of seeing others. Gendou and Shinji's first parent-child fights through Eva were also really good, and those scenes were full of exhilaration. That weak and unable to communicate father and son were finally able to "punch each other" by borrowing the body of giant Eva robots. The place over the robot seems to be that father and son who have an AT field! Gendou was able to have a dialogue with himself as a kid by hitting his son. Gendou also rides on the same train that Shinji used to ride on every time he shuts himself up in his shell, saying to young Shinji, "I think it's because you don't recognize your weakness." Finally, Gendou was able to get out this off his heart. I think it was the best way to settle the story that began with the conflict between father and son. It was really good! Eva is sort of a diary of Anno's heart out into a boy named Shinji. In the NHK program "Professional Work Style" directed by Anno Hideaki, Anno talked about his childhood and his relationship with his father in his own words, but there was a point where it overlapped with Shinji who did not go well with his father. And as a person who expresses his feelings in "Rebuild of Evangelion", Gendou has more weight than Shinji. As it is written in the autobiography "Rebirth (provisional)" by Ogata Megumi, who voiced Shinji, "The psychology of Anno making Eva was coming to Gendou from Shinji." I think it is true. The person who tentatively entrusts his heart to Anno moved from Shinji to Gendou, and when Gendou played parent-child conflict with Shinji (on Eva) in the films, and it became a growth story in which the child overcame his father. Also, from the perspective of Anno's private novel, it seems that he will settle his childhood when he had an indivisible feeling about his father. "I appreciate the story" made me feel really good and happy. ■ From Evaloss, "I can stay here." And "I who want to be sympathized with" against "That's not nice!" was left behind. Gendou got off the train after convincing himself, and in the last scene, there was an adult Shinji running up the stairs of the home with a beaming face. I wanted Shinji to stay with us, who are always worried, forever...! Every time I rewatched "Rebuild of Evangelion", I felt like I was left behind, saying, "Well, did Shinji and Gendou all move on? You're back in reality!?" There are two reasons for my Evaloss. ★ Shinji moved on from Moratorium with "Eva" ★ The work called "Evangelion" that had been in my life for a long time, has been ended At the bottom right of the white screen, "End of the movie" was displayed, a guest train was turned on, and "Go back to reality" (second time) was prompted, and although it was okay to leave the Moratorium Theater, Evaloss had nowhere to go. There are people likeme. The worries of our lives will never go away as long as we live. It happens as long as you live, if you don't get along with others, or if you don't get approval. That's why I needed Shinji-kun to be with me in order to live with the worries of my life. There was good news for me who had become such an Evaloss. Ogata Megumi told us this story during the nationwide broadcast of the "Rebuild of Evangelion" cast stage greetings. "This time Shinji plays the role of sending out everyone (other characters), and it feels like he alone in this world. "Rebuild of Evangelion" has a repeat mark of musical symbols, so if you want to meet again, please come back to the world of Eva anytime." After all, Shinji was in this Eva Moratorium Theater! The movie is still open to the public, and I regained my desire to keep going around. If you become Evaloss, please go around at the theater with me!

'Rurouni Kenshin' Reversible Haori and Sling Bag modeled after "Haimura Kenshin" will be released.

"Rurouni Kenshin: Meiji Swordsman Romantic Story" collaborates with a fashion brand SuperGroupies. Pre-orders of two apparel items are currently being accepted. "Rurouni Kenshin: Meiji Swordsman Romantic Story" is a masterpiece that has been adapted into animated films and other various media. The line-up includes a top and bag inspired by 'Himura Kenshin', a wonderer. Reversible Haori is filled with the true nature of 'Himura Kenshin', who has overcome his past, and is living a new life. The front is based on the design on 'Himura Kenshin' as a wonderer. A scar on Kenshin's cheek is boldly designed with dye on the back shoulder, with maroon as a base color just like Kenshin's Kimono. The lining is inspired by the dark indigo Kimono, which he was wearing when he was living in Bakumatsu with all his energy as 'Himura Battosai'. Sling Bag simply recreates Haimura Kenshin's past and present. This item recreates Kenshin's style as a wonderer as it enables you to use it with your both hands free. The pattern on the strap is inspired by the blade, and the belt and buckle on the front pocket are reminiscent of 'Sakabato' and 'guard of Sakabato'. The 'first scar on cheek' is embroidered on the flap, and it makes 'Cross-Shaped Scar' with another scar on the pocket by closing the flap, which is must-see for fans. Pre-orders for the "Rurouni Kenshin: Meiji Swordsman Romantic Story" collaboration top and bag is accepted on SuperGroupies until May 31, 2021. (C)Watsuki Nobuhiro / Shueisha

[TEXT2] Who do you think is the most popular nurse character? Including Cure Ange from "Hug Puri" and Kanzaki Aoi from "Demon Slayer"! Votes for real nurses to transforming heroines♪

Who do you think is the most popular nurse character? Including Cure Ange from "Hug Puri" and Kanzaki Aoi from "Demon Slayer"! Votes for real nurses to transforming heroines♪ [/TITLE] [AUTHOR] Takahashi Katsunori [/AUTHOR] May 12 is "Nurses Day". It is a memorial day established in honor of the birthday of Florence Nightingale, who served in the Crimean War as a nurse. Nurses who help people when they are sick are one of the most admired professions. There are many characters related to nurses in anime and games. Who do you think is the most popular of them all? So, Anime! Anime! conducted a reader survey titled "Who do you think is the most popular nurse character?” for the first time in 3 years. We received responses from 60 people during the survey period from April 27 to May 4. The ratio of males to females was approximately 35% of males, and approximately 65% of females, which shows a higher rate of females. Approximately 45% of the respondents were under the age of 19, and approximately 30% were in their 20s. ■From real nurses to transforming heroines ranked in As in the previous survey, Joy from "Pokémon" received a large number of votes. Readers commented, "She treats Pokémon at any Pokémon Center gently, and Lucky who is with her is also cute" and "She always makes Pokémon feel better at the Pokémon Center.” Joy is dressed like a nurse, but as her name suggests, she is a female doctor (女医). Her relatives work at various Pokémon Centers in different cities. “They all look the same, but Takeshi is amazing at recognizing them. In fact, they all have different characteristics and are quite unique," commented one of the readers who mentioned each one’s difference. In this survey, there were also votes for characters who play a role in healing their company. There are some comments saying, “Yosano Akiko from "Bungo Stray Dogs" is like a nurse from the point of view of healing the wounds of her company. The way she heals is a bit of a mess, though ......" and "Kanzaki Aoi from "Demon Slayer" deals with her job quickly and efficiently as a nurse, and is trusted by Shinobu. I sympathized with her attitude that she knows what she should do because she is a former swordsman.” Nurses are often the subject of transforming heroines. There are some comments for Cure Ange / Yakushiji Saaya from "Hug! Pretty Cure": "Because she’s a PreCure inspired by a nurse. Saaya herself decided to pursue a career in medicine, and I loved the way she looked,” and for Moriya Ririka from "Nurse Angel Ririka SOS": “I was impressed by her devotion to a serious battle in which people die even though she is a cute magical girl.” Of course, there were also votes for characters who were involved in nursing work, and we received some comments for Toyokawa Fuka from "THE iDOLM@STER MILLION LIVE!”: "Because of her background as a nurse to an idol," and for Nightingale from "Fate/Grand Order": "Because she is a character based on a great nurse.” On the other hand, we received a vote for Asahina Mikuru from "The Melancholy of Suzumiya Haruhi", who is a character who showed her cosplay: "Because Mikuru-chan looked so good in her nurse's uniform and it was so cute!” The following is a list of all the characters that received votes including a main character who aspires to become a nurse in the middle of the story, a female nursing instructor in a school, and even a character who knows a lot about pharmacology. Please check them out! ■All characters voted for [Who do you think is the most popular nurse character?] Elis "Bungo Stray Dogs” Cure Ange / Yakushiji Saaya "HUG! Pretty Cure” Grace "Vivy -Fluorite Eye's Song-" Joy "Pokémon” Nightingale "Fate/Grand Order” Pinoko "Black Jack” Recovery Girl "My Hero Academia” Ayukawa Emi "Yu-Gi-Oh Duel Monsters GX” Aki Natsuki "Sword Art Online” Ieiri Shoko "Jujutsu Kaisen” Kanzaki Aoi "Demon Slayer” Kudo Fuyuka "Inazuma Eleven GO” Kocho Shinobu "Demon Slayer” Sakura Ayano "God Hand Teru” Nitatori Yukie "Otanko Nurse” Kamijo Edward Yuya "Kimi Sta - Kimi to Study-” Moriya Ririka "Nurse Angel Ririka SOS” Aihara Kotoko "Itazura na Kiss” Takano Miyo "Higurashi no Naku Koro ni” Tanizaki Akiko "Hanbun no Tsuki ga Noboru Sora” Asahina Mikuru "The Melancholy of Suzumiya Haruhi” Fujibayashi Ryou "CLANNAD” Maomao "The Apothecary Diaries” Toyokawa Fuka "THE iDOLM@STER MILLION LIVE!” Mugen Kurumi "Magical Girl Spec-Ops Asuka” Yosano Akiko "Bungo Stray Dogs” (Survey Period: April 27, 2021 - May 4, 2021)

The additional cast members of the summer anime 'The Duke of Death and His Maid Production Committee' will include Kamiya Hiroshi, Uchida Yuma, and Minase Inori! The release date will be July 4.

The broadcast date of the TV anime "The Duke of Death and His Maid" has been announced. It is scheduled to premiere on July 4, 2021. The additional cast members, including Otsuka Hochu and Minase Inori, and new key visual have also been revealed. "The Duke of Death and His Maid " is a manga by Inoue, which has been serialized online via 'Sunday Webry'. It has over a million copies in circulation and keeps gathering attention on social media. The romantic comedy features 'Duke of Death', who has been spending his life alone since he was cursed and rejected by other people, and 'Alice', the duke's personal maid, depicting a story where Duke of Death is subjected to sexual harassment by Alice, and Alice is always trying to flirt with him. A total of 5 additional cast members have been announced. Otsuka Hochu will play the role of Rob, who has been taking care of Duke of Death in place of his parents after he was disowned, Minase Inori will play the role of Viola, the duke's younger sister who is interested in love and sweets. Kuramochi Wakana will play the role of Caph, a half-demon girl. Kamiya Hiroshi will play the role of Zain, a wizard with bird features who always attempts to flirt with girls he encounters, and Uchida Yuma will play the role of Walter, the duke's younger brother who always attempts to surpass him. The comments have arrived from the cast members. A key visual featuring Duke of Death and Alice looking at each other while they're blushing, and PV have also been revealed. The PV previews the opening theme song "Mangetsu to Silhouette no Yoru (Full Moon and Silhouette's Night)" by Duke of Death (CV. Hanae Natsuki) and Alice (CV. Mano Ayumi), and the ending theme song "Nocturne" by Alice. These songs will be both A-side singles and released on July 28. The TV anime "The Duke of Death and His Maid Production Committee" will be released on Sunday, July 4, 2021, on TOKYO MX and other stations. ■Let's introduce the cast members' comments. Otsuka Hochu (Rob) He is a gentleman. He seems to be a man with a shady history in the past, but I guess that it isn't the case. He may seem to be a suspicious man with a terrible scheme in his mind, but I guess it isn't the case. He just loves protecting and taking care of the Duke of Death. I like such a character. (laugh) He is sexy and makes me impatient, but I would like to watch over the pure relationship between the duke and Alice from afar. Minase Inori (Viola) She loves him, but cannot reach him. This work depicts a bittersweet love story. I always get butterflies whenever I see the Duke and Alice trying to make sure the feeling each other although he is always tossed about by her. Viola, who I play, is so daring a character that she never minds cutting in. Please enjoy Viola making funny faces! Kuramochi Wakana (Caph) I am Kuramochi Wakan, and will play the role of Caph. I felt "The Duke of Death and His Maid" features a lot of beautiful things such as being considerate of others, protecting loved ones, family, and friends, when I read the original comic. I will try my best to play Caph-chan, who is honest and affectionate but sometimes cool. Thank you for your continued support! Kamiya Hiroshi (Zain) I was selected as a cast to play Zain, and I binge-read the original comic! I felt refreshed to see the duke and Alice's pureness. The original story by Inoue-sensei and image by Yamakawa perfectly match, clearly and obscurely reproducing the original world-view, which is dark but beautifully pure with digital technique. Please look forward to the anime adaptation of "The Duke of Death and His Maid"! Uchida Yuma (Walter) I am Uchida Yuma, and will play the role of Walter. This work features a sentimental duke and funny maid. The story makes me laugh but makes me feel somewhat painful at the same time, which will be the charm of this work. I am excited to see how the anime adaptation develops. Please watch "The Duke of Death and His Maid ". (C)Inoue / Shogakukan, The Duke of Death and His Maid Production Committee

Ishida Sui, the author of "Tokyo Ghoul", has started to serialize his new work, "Choujin X"! “I want to draw the backgrounds and finishing touches by myself”.

Ishida Sui, the author of the popular manga "Tokyo Ghoul," which has been made into a TV anime and live-action series, started serializing his new manga "Choujin X" on the webcomic site "Tonari no Young Jump" from May 10, 2021. “Tonari no Young Jump", where the new manga is distributed, is a webcomic distribution site by the editorial department of "Weekly Young Jump". Under the theme of "proposing encounters with characters that you want to have next to you when you're taking a moment to relax or when you've had a bad day," the site offers manga works completely free of charge and without registration. Currently, "One Punch Man," which is also popular in anime, is being serialized. Ishida Sui, the author of the manga "Tokyo Ghoul" and the game "Jack Jeanne" (original story, character design, scenario), has announced a new serialization. The title is "Choujin X", and it will be about a battle action series with "superheroes". On his Twitter page, he wrote, "I'd like to draw the backgrounds and finishes of this work by myself, so updates will be at a slow pace, but I hope it will be a companion for you in your spare time. Thank you for reading it”. The first issue of the new manga "Superhero X" is now available on the webcomic site "Tonari no Young Jump".

"Yes! PreCure 5 GoGo!" The effervescent scent of bursting lemon♪ An illustration of Cure Lemonade has been revealed in advance! "Puyopuyo!! Quest" collaboration

"Yes! PreCure 5 GoGo!" will collaborate with "Puyopuyo!! Quest", an RPG game for smartphones. Ahead of the collaboration, an illustration of 'Cure Lemonade', originally drawn for "Puyopuyo!! Quest", has been revealed. In this collaboration, the characters of "Yes! PreCure 5 GoGo!", including Cure Dream, will appear with their newly recorded voices, and the characters of "Puyopuyo!! Quest" will appear in collaboration costumes. An original illustration of '[★6] Cure Lemonade (CV. Ise Mariya)' has been revealed in advance. Please look forward to illustrations of the other characters. The collaboration between "Puyopuyo!! Quest" and "Yes! PreCure 5 GoGo!" will be released soon. Commemorating the collaboration, 'Yes! PreCure 5 GoGo!' Collaboration Commemorative RT Campaign' and other campaigns where you can get collaboration characters, are currently available. Please check out the special webpage for further information. (C)Toei Animation (C)SEGA

"Fate/Grand Order: Camelot"'s Collaboration with Coco's has started! Masters will be welcomed by the limited menu, in-store announcements, and others♪

The latest "Fate" series, "Fate/Grand Order: Camelot" had collaborated with the family restaurant "Coco's". The starting date of the collaboration date is on May 13, 2021, and various developments, including the collaboration menu, will be available. The collaboration "Coco's X Fate/Grand Order: Camelot Saihate no Bishoku Monogatari Campaign ("Coco's X Fate/Grand Order: Camelot The Tales of the Furthest Ends' Gourmet Food Campaign" will have collaboration menus inspired by the three factions that can be seen in the work. Upon every single order from the selected menu, including the collaboration menu, a Coco's limited original A4 clear file will be given, and it is also applicable for take-out orders as well. Other than a life-sized panel being installed on 92 Coco's stores, Coco's limited original acrylic standing panel will also be on sale in the store. Also, to hype up the campaign during the campaign period, original in-store announcements by Bedivere (voiced by Miyano Mamoru), Fujimaru Ritsuka (voiced by Shimazaki Nobunaga), and Mash Kyrielight (voiced by Takahashi Rie) could be heard, and a special in-store decoration can be seen only at the Nakano stores. The orders and sales for the limited goods, including the standing flag and tapestry, are available on the online store Zensho Net Store. The starting date of "Coco's X Fate/Grand Order: Camelot Saihate no Bishoku Monogatari Campaign" is on May 13, 2021. Detailed information can be found on the special webpage. (C)TYPE-MOON / FGO6 ANIME PROJECT

"Osamake: Romcom Where The Childhood Friend Won't Lose" Kuroha's sisters had invaded Sueharu's house! Sneak peek of episode 5

The outline and sneak peek of episode 5 "A Remembering Girl/ Octopus Wiener Trap" of the TV anime "Osamake: Romcom Where The Childhood Friend Won't Lose" (broadcast date on May 12, 2021) have been released. "Osamake: Romcom Where The Childhood Friend Won't Lose" is based on the romance comedy light novel written by Nimaru Shuichi, illustrated by Shigure Ui, and published by "Dengeki Bunko" that has exceeded a total of 800,000 copies in circulation. Recently, childhood friend heroine has a very high rate of being the "losing heroine" in the romance comedy work, so "Osamake: Romcom Where The Childhood Friend Won't Lose" was created to all childhood friend's fans, who wish for the childhood friend character to win the heroine race once in a while. In episode 5, Kuroha's sisters had suddenly invaded Sueharu's house. According to them, Kuroha is suffering from amnesia. It seems that Kuroha has no memories after the summer vacation, and her last memory is regarding whether she should confess to Sueharu. Then, Kuroha proposed that she want to restart her life from her confession to Sueharu so that her action during the culture festival could be negated. However, Shirokusa is suspicious of Kuroha's action... The broadcast date of episode 5 "A Remembering Girl/ Octopus Wiener Trap" of "Osamake: Romcom Where The Childhood Friend Won't Lose" is on May 12, 2021, on TOKYO MX and other channels. (C) 2021 Nimaru Shuichi/ KADOKAWA/ Osamake Production Committee

The Japanese ver. poster of Disney & Pixar's latest work "Luca" has been revealed! The trailer with new scenes and the director's commentary video have been released as well

The Japanese version poster of Disney & Pixar's latest work "Luca" (release exclusively at Disney+ on June 18) has been revealed. The director's commentary video and the trailer with new scenes have been released as well. "Luca" takes place in a beautiful seaside city in northern Italy. The residents of Port Rosso are scared of the sea monsters that they have never seen before, and the sea monsters are afraid of the humans as well. As both of them fear each other, the human and sea monsters don't interact with each other. However, the young sea monster Luca, who is able to transform into a human if he dries his body, is unable to hold his admiration and curiosity of the unknown world, so he takes a trip to the human world. The Japanese version poster depicts the two worlds, "above ground" and "inside sea" with the water surface as the border and at the center, the main protagonist Luca floating on the sea while looking up at the summer sky can be seen. At first glance, he seems like a young boy, but if you at the sea, you will be able to see the appearance of the "sea monster". Do check out the adventure of Luca, who has a "secret" that human must not see. In the commentary video, the director Enrico Casarosa, who is a Japanophile that loves Ghibli, greeted in Japanese with "Konnicha Japan (Hello Japan)" Also, the director revealed the hidden message of this work, saying, "This film is depicting the tale of all the human that are facing the life's trials as well as their bravery in chasing their dream" as it seems that this work is inspired by his actual experience when he was young, "Luca" will be released exclusively at Disney+ on June 18. (C)2021 Disney/Pixar. All Rights Reserved.

"That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime: The Slime Diaries" Shizu-san Returns for "Obon"! There She Finds Rimuru in a Bunny Suit... Episode 6 Sneak Peek

From the TV anime "That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime: The Slime Diaries", the outline and scenes from Episode 6 "Utsuroikawaru" (Changes), were released. "That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime: The Slime Diaries" is a spinoff anime of "That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime" in which the protagonist, who was reincarnated as a slime in another world, uses the skills he obtained in the world along with his wisdom and courage to build a circle of allies. The story depicts the fun and humourous lives of Rimuru and his friends. Episode 6 is titled "Utsuroikawaru". Shizu came back to this world as a spirit in the Obon season. She came to check out Rimuru, who is taking shape in the image of her, and finds him in a bunny suit... TV anime "That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime: The Slime Diaries" Episode 6 "Utsuroikawaru" was broadcast on Tokyo MX and other channels on Tuesday, May 11, 2021. (C) Shiba, Fuse, Kodansha / The Slime Diaries Production Committee

"Jujutsu Kaisen" Domain Expansion with Gojou-sensei at lunchtime! Lunch box and chopsticks have been announced

A lunch box, clear cutlery set, and clear chopstick of the TV anime "Jujutsu Kaisen" have been announced. Pre-orders are available on the anime, manga specialty EC website, Character Depart. The lunch box is is dual-layered, enabling it to store plenty of side dishes and rice. Two designs are available: Itadori/Fushiguro/Kugisaki version and Itadori/Gojou/Nanami version. Both designs have a black base color that gives off a cool look. The clear cutlery set comes with a spoon, fork and a chopstick with a large illustration of each characters printed on the surface. The clear chopsticks are approximately 21 cm long and have non-slip ends. The cover also has a character design. Pre-orders for each item are available on Character Depart until May 15, 2021. (C) Akutami Gege/ Shueisha, Jujutsu Kaisen Production Committee

A special feature on "Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon a Time"! Newtype June issue on sale with Rei, Asuka, and Mari posters in the appendix!

The “Monthly Newtype Magazine: June Issue”, a 50-page special feature on "Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon a Time", is now on sale at bookstores nationwide. It comes with a bonus B2 poster of Rei, Asuka, and Mari based on the cover illustration. The cover illustration was drawn by Nishigori Atsushi, the chief animation director of "Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon a Time", and features Rei, Asuka, and Mari in the movie version. In this special feature, more than 30 cast members and staff members who worked on the film were interviewed on topics such as their thoughts on the film and episodes related to its production. The "Nogizaka Newtype" series by Nogizaka46 is now in "Eva format." Matumura Sayuri and Kaki Haruka of Nogizaka46 visit the "Third Village Miniature Set" on display at "Small Worlds TOKYO". They also talk with Tsurumaki Kazuya, the director of "Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon a Time", about his work. In addition, the cover illustration of Rei, Asuka, and Mari is included as a B2 poster. On the back, there are comments and illustrations from a total of 38 artists and creators. The “Monthly Newtype Magazine: June Issue” is priced at 860 JPY (including tax) and went on sale at bookstores nationwide from May 10. (C)khara, inc.

"Disney: Twisted-Wonderland" Which is your favorite dorm? Standing Mirrors featuring Heartslabyul and other dorms have been announced

From "Disney: Twisted-Wonderland", Acrylic Standing Mirrors featuring Heartslabyul and other 6 dorms have been announced. Pre-orders are accepted from May 9 to June 4 on Character Depart. '"Disney: Twisted-Wonderland" Acrylic Standing Mirror Heartslabyul (+6 varieties)' is inspired by 7 dorms featured in "Disney: Twisted-Wonderland", including Heartslabyul, which recreates the special features of each dorm well. Please pick your favorite dorm, and use it as a everyday mirror, so that you can feel close to a character you like. '"Disney: Twisted-Wonderland" Acrylic Standing Mirror Heartslabyul (+6 varieties)' is priced at 3,600 JPY (tax excluded). Pre-orders are accepted from May 9 to June 4 on Character Depart. (C)Disney

The movie "A Crocodile Who Lived For 100 Days" has been announced to be postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

On May 10, 2021, it has been announced that "A Crocodile Who Lived For 100 Days", which was scheduled to be released on May 28, will be postponed 'in consideration of the COVID-19 pandemic'. The postponement of "A Crocodile Who Lived For 100 Days" was jointly announced by the production committee and Toho Co., Ltd. Along with the announcement, 'We have decided to postpone the release of "A Crocodile Who Lived For 100 Days" that was scheduled to be released on Friday, May 28, 2021, in consideration of the COVID-19 pandemic.', they expressed their apologies, 'We deeply apologize to those who looked forward to the release.' The new release date will be announced on Toho Official Website upon as soon as it is decided. (C)2021 "A Crocodile Who Lived For 100 Days" Production Committee

"Shizuka the Panda: Stillwater" from Polygon Pictures Production Nominated for the First Time for the Peabody Awards, the Highest Honor in American Broadcasting

“Shizuka the Panda" (originally titled "Stillwater"), animated by Polygon Pictures, one of the largest digital animation studios in Japan, has been nominated for the 80th George Foster Peabody Awards (The Peabody Awards) in the category of Children's & Youth, the highest honor in American broadcasting. Founded in July 1983, Polygon Pictures is one of the largest digital animation studios in Japan. Its mission is to "send out to the world what no one else is doing with overwhelming quality," and it is involved in the production of cutting-edge entertainment videos. Including “Silver Ant PPI Sdn. Bhd.,” their production base in Malaysia, they have over 300 creators. Its representative works include "GODZILLA: Planet of the Monsters", "Knights of Sidonia", "Ajin: Demi-Human", "BLAME!", "Star Wars Resistance", and "Pingu in the City". “Stillwater" is an animation based on the children's book "Zen Series" by John J. Muth, which is now available on “Apple TV+.” This nomination follows the 48th Annie Awards this year, and marks the first time that a film produced by Polygon Pictures has been nominated for the Peabody Awards. The winner of the 80th "Peabody Awards" will be announced in June 2021.

"To Your Eternity" Fushi and March Try to Escape from the Land of Yanome! But the Yanome Troupe Doesn't Approve... Episode 5 Sneak Peek

From the TV anime "To Your Eternity", the outline and scenes from Episode 5 "Tomo ni Yuku Hito" (Those Who Follow) have been released. "To Your Eternity" is based on the fantasy manga with the same title serialized in "Weekly Shonen Magazine" by Ooima Yoshitoki, the manga writer famous for "A Silent Voice". Fushi was sent to Earth as a "Sphere". It has the ability to "take on the shape of whatever leaves a strong impression on it" and "coming back to life after death", and from the sphere, it turns into a rock, a wolf, and a boy, and grows by imitating a human. Episode 5 is titled "Tomo ni Yuku Hito". Fushi and his friends escape the prison under the cover of darkness and flee from Yanome on a horse carriage. March is happy to be able to get back to her parents in Ninnanah. She smiles at Fushi and says, "Let's become grownups together." But the Yanome troupe led by Hayase doesn't approve of the escape... TV anime "To Your Eternity" Episode 5 "Tomo ni Yuku Hito" was broadcast on NHK E-tele on May 10, 2021. (C) Ooima Yoshitoki, Kodansha / NHK, NEP

"Higehiro: After Being Rejected, I Shaved and Took in a High School Runaway" Sayu encounter the guy that previously sheltered her at her part-time job... Sneak peek of episode 6

The outline and sneak peek of episode 6 "Starry Sky" of the TV anime "Higehiro: After Being Rejected, I Shaved and Took in a High School Runaway" (broadcast on May 10), have been released. "Higehiro: After Being Rejected, I Shaved and Took in a High School Runaway" is based on the same-name light novel that is published by Kadokawa Sneaker Bunko. After the 26 year old white-collar worker, Yoshida got dumped by his crush, he encountered the runaway high school girl, Sayu on his way home after drowning his sorrows. The title of episode 6 is "Starry Sky". After living together with Yoshida for a while, Sayu has slowly become more optimistic and her decision to return to her actual house is getting stronger. However, she encounters a guy that previously sheltered her, Yaguchi Kyouya, at her part-time job. After Yaguchi realizes Sayu's true nature , he tries to get back together with her forcefully by threaten her about her previous actions... Episode 6 "Starry Sky" of "Higehiro: After Being Rejected, I Shaved and Took in a High School Runaway" was broadcast on May 10, 2021, on TOKYO MX and other channels. (C) Shimesaba, KADOKAWA/ "Higehiro" Production Committee

"Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba" The reversible gown with the design of Rengoku Kyoujurou has been announced! The color of the inner design is quite stylish♪

The reversible gown inspired by Rengoku Kyoujurou from "Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba" has been announced. Pre-orders are currently available on "Premium Bandai". "Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Reversible Gown Rengoku Kyoujurou Model" consists of the design with the features of Rengoku's haori on one side and a stitched ornament of his sword's guard on the simple base color on another side. So, you can enjoy wearing this reversible gown based on the situation and mood. By folding the front of the gown or the sleeve, you can enjoy the arrangement of the color distinction due to the inner design. The gown will be available in unisex size. "Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Reversible Gown Rengoku Kyoujurou Model" is priced at 13,200 JPY (tax included). Pre-orders are currently available on "Premium Bandai" and the shipping is scheduled for August 2021. (C) Gotouge Koyoharu/ Shueisha, Aniplex, ufotable

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"Tom & Jerry" Let's enjoyed the rainy day♪ The vinyl umbrella and day parasol with the pop, cheese pattern have been announced

Date: 2021-05-13
"Tom & Jerry" has collaborated with the rain goods brand "Wpc." and the vinyl umbrella and folded day parasol have been announced. It is currently available on "Wpc. Official Online Shop". Vinyl umbrellas "Cheese Dots" and "Cheese & Cheese" is inspired by the nostalgic cheese from the work and it has a design where you can feel the world setting of "Tom & Jerry". Even the handle of the umbrella is in yellow and an energetic Tom & Jerry can be seen as well. Day parasol "Funny Art" is a cute day parasol with the comical design of Tom and Jerry with the usage of the refreshing blue and yellow. It also has several functionalities, such as a 99.99% UV reduction rate and light reduction rate, heat shielding, and waterproofing. Day parasol "Tom & Jerry Pattern" is available in two types, which are Off (Jerry) and Grey (Tom), and the pattern of the characters playing can be seen all over the top of the parasol. It also has a 99.99% UV reduction rate and light reduction rate, heat shielding, and waterproofing. Vinyl umbrellas "Cheese Dots" and "Cheese & Cheese" are priced at 2,200 JPY (tax included) each. Day parasols "Funny Art" and "Tom & Jerry Pattern" are priced at 3,960 JPY (tax included). It is currently available on "Wpc. Official Online Shop" and other stores. TOM AND JERRY and all related characters and elements (C)& TM Turner Entertainment Co. (s21)
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"Evangelion: 3.0+1.0: Thrice Upon a Time" Asuka in a White Plug Suit Takes the Top! "AmiAmi" April 2021 Figure Pre-order Ranking"

The hobby shop "AmiAmi" announced their "2021 April AmiAmi Figure Pre-order Ranking", a ranking of the figures pre-ordered during the period of April 1 to April 30, 2021. 1st place was "Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon a Time Asuka Langley Shikinami [Last Mission] 1/7 Complete Figure", 2nd place was "Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Mythra 1/7 Complete Figure", and 3rd place was "POP UP PARADE To Love-Ru Darkness Mikan Yuki Complete Figure". "Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon a Time Asuka Langley Shikinami [Last Mission] 1/7 Complete Figure" at the top of the list is a 3D model of Shikinami Asuka Langley in a white plug suit from "Evangelion: 3.0 + 1.0 Thrice Upon a Time", running her hand through her hair. The silhouette of the figure is a masterpiece of simple yet precise design, making it realistic and impressive. The base with rubbles of steel frames is also given an elaborate design. "Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Mythra 1/7 Complete Figure" at 2nd place is a 1/7 scale figure of the Legendary Blade Mythra, another face o Pyra, from the Nintendo Switch game "Xenoblade Chronicles 2". Based on an original illustration by the character designer Saitou Masatsugu, the figure captures the strength and beauty of Mythra. Also, by putting her together with "Pyra" (sold separately), you can enjoy an even more impressive scene of them crossing each other's swords. "POP UP PARADE To Love-Ru Darkness Mikan Yuki Complete Figure" at 3rd place is a figure of Yuuki Mikan in a school swimsuit from the cover of the "To Love-Ru Darkness" comic. "POP UP PARADE" is a new figure line from Max Factory pursuing a figure-fan-friendly design with an affordable price and convenient size of 17 to 18 cm. Rito's teaser sister is a good first choice. The top 3 were followed by "BEE-03W WASP GIRL Bun-chan 1/12 Complete Model Action Figure" at 4th place and "Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Pyra 1/7 Complete Figure". The other figures in the top 10 were "Sword Art Online Asuna Undine Ver. 1/7 Complete Figure", "LookUp Jujutsu Kaisen Megumi Fushiguro Complete Figure", "S.H.Figuarts (Shinkocchou Seihou) Kamen Rider Dark Kiva 'Kamen Rider Kiva'", "Azur Lane Ayanami Kishin Kasou Ver. 1/7 Complete Figure", and "Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Tanjiro and Friends Mascot Set".

"Sanrio" Kitty & My Melody & Cinnamoroll design eco bags released under the 2nd "Shupatto" collaboration

The second collaboration between the eco-bag company "Shupatto" and Sanrio characters, "Sanrio Online Shop x Shupatto Collaboration Series", has become available exclusively on the Sanrio Online Shop from May 12. The lineup consists of 6 items in 3 sizes with Hello Kitty, My Melody, and Cinnamoroll. "Shupatto" is a new concept eco-bag that can be folded into a band at once by pulling both ends and becomes compact just by fastening it together, with cumulative shipments exceeding 7 million units. The collaboration with Sanrio characters has been held since the first product using Hello Kitty's Japanese-style design was launched in 2018 as an original product for the Sanrio shop "Hello Kitty Japan", which has the concept of "Japanese style x Sanrio characters". The second collaboration exclusive to the Sanrio online shop includes Hello Kitty, My Melody, and Cinnamoroll . They go well with any fashion thanks to the sedate design, and you can even use it as a commuter bag. There are three sizes available: Compact Bag M, Compact Bag Drop, and Pocketable Bag. The compact bag M has a shape that makes it easy to carry when you want to buy groceries and daily necessities in bulk, and the compact bag Drop is a vertical type with a wide opening, so it has an excellent structure for storing luggage. The pocketable bag is a mini size that fits in your pocket when folded, but it is large enough to hold up to six 500ml PET bottles. It's up to you to choose which design suits your purposes. The price of "Sanrio Online Shop x Shupatto Collaboration Series" is 2,530 JPY each for Compact Bag M and Compact Bag Drop, and 1,320 JPY each for Pocketable Bags. Please check out the Sanrio online shop main store, Rakuten Ichiba store, PayPay mall store. (C) '21 SANRIO Chosaku Sanrio Co., Ltd.

'Disney: Twisted-Wonderland' Which character would you live together with? Mini Cushion with chibi illustrations of the characters in school uniforms

From "Disney: Twisted-Wonderland", a mini cushion, featuring chibi illustrations of the characters in school uniforms, has been released. Pre-orders are being accepted on 'Premium Bandai'. 'Disney: Twisted-Wonderland Mini Cushion 1' comes with the designs of all the characters. It features chibi illustrations of the characters in school costumes, and it is a perfectly decorative mini cushion for furniture such as a sofa and bed. 'Disney: Twisted-Wonderland Mini Cushion 1' is priced at 2,750 JPY (tax included). Pre-orders are available until June 13, 2021 on 'Premium Bandai', and shipping is scheduled for July 2021. (C)Disney

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natsume, the Chinese cosplayer with 220,000 followers on Twitter, charms in a voluptuous costume! She is Akatsuki from "Lost Decade"

Date: 2020-06-30
The Chinese cosplayer natsume-san is one of the top cosplayers who has reached 220,000 followers on Twitter by showing many sexy costumes. She actively participates in events in Japan such as Comic Market, and has always attracted a lot of attention. However, due to the current situation, she lost touch with her Japanese fans, which is regrettable. This time we had a direct interview with Natsume. She also shows us some of her latest unpublished shots for her Japanese fans. --Were you planning to come to Japan in May? natsume: That's right, I was supposed to be there in May for the Comic Market to show my new costume, but unfortunately the event was canceled... --What kind of cosplay works are popular in the Chinese cosplay world at the moment? natsume: "Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba". I've heard it's incredibly popular in Japan, but it's also very popular in China and in other countries! There's a lot of cosplay as well. --What are some of the Japanese works that you're into? natsume: There are a lot of them, but "Kaguya-sama: Love Is War" "Persona 5", and "Final Fantasy VII" are always my favorite! --In terms of cosplay, what kind of characters have you recently made? natsume: Recently, I've been working on Pecorine from "Princess Connect! Re:Dive", Enoshima Junko from "Danganronpa", Android 18 from "Dragon Ball", and Akatsuki from "Lost Decade". Most of them are already on Twitter! --This time you have published a shot of Akatsuki, can you please tell us how was working on it? natsume: Akatsuki was a very difficult costume to put on because it had a lot of detailed decorations. It took me about an hour and a half to finally get it on with the help of my friends. But the shoot went really well, it only took 30 minutes and it was fun! --What do you like about cosplay? natsume: Like for all the works I've just mentioned, when I come across works and characters that I like, I want to cosplay them. And there are also a lot of works that have become my all-time favorites because of cosplaying (laugh). --Finally, please tell us your future goals! natsume: I want to work hard to make money for doing cosplay. When the current situation will be over, I definitely want to go to Japan with a lot of my cosplay works, so I'll do my best. I look forward to seeing you at the Comic Market this winter!
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【Cosplay】"FGO" Katsushika Hokusai, Mash, Koyanskaya, and more... The sweet looks of the Chinese beauty cosplayer. 【22 photos】

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)

【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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Starring Furuya Toru, Mitsuishi Kotono, Kamiya Hiroshi and otherstrailer of an animated collaboration film by Saudi Arabia and Japan "The Journey" has been released

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