“Jujutsu Kaisen” Zen’in Maki, Inumaki Toge, and Panda catch your eye!

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"Jujutsu Kaisen" Zen’in Maki, Inumaki Toge, and Panda catch your eye!

Date: 2021-12-05
From "Jujutsu Kaisen" comes figures of "Zen’in Maki", "Inumaki Toge", and "Panda" from the "Rukappu" series, which features a gesture that looks up and stares at you. The figures are now available for pre-order at Premium Bandai. This product is a figure of "Zen’in Maki", "Inumaki Toge", and "Panda" from the 'Lookup' series, a word coined from 'look up'. The figures are posed in a "look up and sit down" pose, which makes it easier to make eye contact with them when they are displayed on a desk. The neck is movable to set their facial expressions. (*The Panda's neck is not movable) The "Inumaki Toge" comes with a special replaceable head part with an open mouth ver., allowing you to enjoy two different facial expressions. In addition, Premium Bandai will include three original designed mini cushions as a limited bonus. "Lookup Jujutsu Kaisen Zen’in Maki & Inumaki Toge & Panda Set [Limited Edition with Cushion]" is priced at 10,868 JPY (tax included). It is currently available for pre-order at Premium Bandai and will be shipped in June 2022. ■''Lookup Jujutsu Kaisen Zen’in Maki & Inumaki Toge & Panda [Limited Edition with Cushion]'' Retail price: 10,868 JPY (tax included) Delivery Date: Scheduled to ship in June 2022 Sculptor: Utan x Pinpoint Coloring: Oshirina x Pinpoint Mini Design Cooperation: TAMPOPO [Set Contents] Pre-colored figures: 3 Replaceable head part for Inumaki Toge: 1 [Limited Edition] Original Design Cushion: 3 [Product Material] Body: PVC, Cushion: Polyester [Target Age] 15 years old and up [Product Size] Maki: approx. 110mm in height / Toge: approx. 110mm in height / Panda: approx. 110mm in height [Number of orders accepted[ Up to 3 per person *You may purchase 1 per order. If you order 3, you will need to complete the procedure 3 times. [This product is only available at] Premium Bandai only *Products with "3 types of original design mini cushions" will not be sold at other general retailers. (C) Akutami Gege / Shueisha, Jujutsu Kaisen Production Committee
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All 24 episodes of the TV anime "xxxHOLiC" are free on YouTube! Director Mizushima Tsutomu and Oohara Sayaka-san commented "I guess this is 'inevitable'."

It was announced that the first season of the TV anime "xxxHOLiC", which the live-action movie adaptation has been announced, is currently available on the YouTube channel "Full☆Anime TV" until January 24, 2022. After this was announced, director Mizushima Tsutomu and Oohara Sayaka-san looked back at the broadcast period. "xxxHOLiC" is based on the dark fantasy manga by the manga artist team CLAMP, known for "Cardcaptor Sakura", etc., and the serialization was started in 2003 on "Weekly Young Magazine". Watanuki Kimihiro, who is troubled over his ability to see ayakashi (spirits), encountered the owner of the mysterious "shop" Ichihara Yuuko and started working at the shop as the "price" to pay to remove his ability... The anime was directed by Mizushima Tsutomu, known for "Girls und Panzer", and Watanuki Kimihiro is voiced by Fukuyama Jun-san while Ichihara Yuuko is voiced by Oohara Sayaka-san. Also, the live-action movie adaptation was announced on November 23, 2021, and the director is Ninagawa Mika, known for live-action movie of "Sakuran" and "Helter Skelter". The actors are Kamiki Ryuunosuke-san as Watanuki Kimihiro and Shibasaki Kou-san as Ichihara Yuuko. After the live-action movie adaptation was announced, the 24 episodes of the first season of the TV anime were made available on the YouTube channel "Full☆Anime TV" on the next day, which is November 24. Then, director Tsutomu looked back toward the broadcast period via the tweet on Twitter saying "This is my first directed work after being a freelancer. I guess this is 'inevitable'...? It had allowed me to learn a lot from this anime.” At the same, Oohara-san also commented "This is sort of like my first main character role as well as the start of the precious bond with CLAMP. And no matter how many times I looked back, I love everything about it. I'm also trembling from the memories of the various past feelings." The first season of the TV anime "xxxHOLiC" is currently available on the YouTube channel "Full☆Anime TV" until January 24, 2022. Please do take this chance and check it out. (C) Ayakashi Research Club

"Detective Conan" "I'm not Amuro... I'm Furuya Rei of the Security Bureau" The teaser of the movie "The Bride of Halloween" has been unveiled

The 25th film of the anime "Detective Conan" is revealed to be "Detective Conan: The Bride of Halloween". The 30-second teaser movie and cut-scenes featuring the gathering of the "Police Academy Members", including Furuya Rei, and the Satou and Takagi couple pair from this movie have been released. The relationships chart between the characters has also been unveiled. The teaser movie featured Furuya Rei, and the 4 late characters, which are Matsuda Jinpei, Date Wataru, Hagiwara Kenji, and Morofushi Hiromitsu that were depicted on the teaser visual along with the detective Satou in a wedding dress and detective Takagi in a tuxedo. The 30 seconds teaser movie is filled with rich content that allow you to take a peek of the mysterious story, such as Conan shouting out Amuro's name, the sudden big explosion, and the street of Shibuya crowded with people can be seen as well as Kogoro trying to protect someone from the car. At the end of the teaser movie, the statement of "I'm not Amuro... I'm Furuya Rei of the Security Bureau" by the determined Furuya will surely catch your attention. Also, the cut-scenes and characters relationship chart have been revealed. From the chart, the relationship of the key person, which are the police academy members and the relationship between detective Satou and detective Takagi can be seen. How will Conan face the various major incidents that are occurring continuously in Shibuya, Tokyo during the Halloween season? This will surely hype you up toward the 25th film that is still shrouded with various mysteries. The film "Detective Conan: The Bride of Halloween" will premiere on April 15, 2022. Film "Detective Conan: The Bride of Halloween" Original Creator: Aoyama Gosho (Serialized on Shogakukan "Weekly Shounen Sunday") Voice Appearance: Takayama Minami, Yamazaki Wakana, Koyama Rikiya, Furuya Tooru, etc. Production: Shogakukan/ Yomiuri TV/ Nippon TV/ ShoPro/ Toho/ TMS Distributor: Toho (C) 2022 Aoyama Gosho/ Detective Conan Production Committee

‘Jujutsu Kaisen 0 The Movie’ Gojo, Okkotsu, Geto ー 3 “Special Grade” Sorcerers Gathered! IMAX Screening Announcement & Visual Release

‘Jujutsu Kaisen 0 The Movie’ (release date: 12/24/2021) announced to have IMAX screenings in addition to the regular screenings. A new visual was released for the IMAX screening, showing the three special-grade sorcerers ー Yuta Okkotsu, Satoru Gojo, and Suguru Geto. ‘Jujutsu Kaisen 0 The Movie’ (release date: 12/24/2021) announced to have IMAX screenings in addition to the regular screenings. A new visual was released for the IMAX screening, showing the three special grade sorcerers ー Yuta Okkotsu, Satoru Gojo, and Suguru Geto. The TV anime ‘Jujutsu Kaisen’ is based on a manga of the same title, which is currently serialized in Shueisha’s ‘Weekly Shonen Jump’. The serialization started in March 2018. The story follows Jujutsu sorcerers, who fight against cursed spirits born within the negative emotions of humans. The total copies in circulation reached 55 million with 17 volumes published so far. The upcoming movie, release date scheduled for December 24th, will be the first film to be made from the series. The story is based on ‘Jujutsu Kaisen 0: Tokyo Jujutsu High’, a prequel to the main series known as Volume 0. The IMAX screenings will start on December 24th on the same day as regular screenings. With IMAX added, the movie will be available in 418 theaters nationwide (as of December 2nd). In addition to the announcement, they released a new visual for the IMAX screenings. The art shows the protagonist Yuta Okkotsu, the strongest sorcerer Satoru Gojo, and Suguru Geto, the worst-of-all curse user and the greatest villain in this film. The special visual features the eyes of the three special-grade sorcerers. ‘Jujutsu Kaisen 0: The Movie’ will be released on December 24th. Visitors can enjoy high resolution images and high-precision sound with the IMAX screenings. (C) 2021 ‘Jujutsu Kaisen 0: The Movie’ Production Committee (C) Gege Akutami/Shueisha

The popular 2021 work that took the gold is... "Anime Trending Awards" has been announced

The web media "GetNews" has announced the result of their independent survey "GetNews Anime Trending Awards 2021" and "GetNews Online Trending Awards 2021". Several words affiliated to "Uma Musume", "Tokyo Revengers", "Pui Pui Molcar", and "Mobile Suit Gundam Hathaway" have taken the top ranking. "GetNews Anime Trending Awards" and "GetNews Online Trending Awards" are the independent trending awards of "GetNews" that are held annually. For 2021, the trending words and expressions were recruited, and public voting was held for the nominated words and expressions. This time, the results on the top-ranking have been announced. The gold of "GetNews Anime Trending Awards" is taken by "Molcar/ Pui Pui" from "Pui Pui Molcar", which remains at the same place from the first half ranking, and the online meme 'Mafty's Sentence/ "Let's see your actions, Mafty!' 'It will bear fruits somehow!' 'A Gundam!?' ('Yattemiseroyo, Mafty!' 'Nanto Demo Naru Hazuda!' 'Gundam Dato!?')" from "Mobile Suit Gundam Hathaway". The silver is "Umapyoi" from "Uma Musume Pretty Derby" that remains at the same place from the first half ranking, and it is tied with "Is there any noncommittal person? (Hiyotteru Yatsu Iru?)" from "Tokyo Revengers" The copper is taken by the online meme "The dance to urge (someone) to reflect" that was created by the "The dance to urge the Earth Federation to reflect" from "Mobile Suit Gundam Hathaway". Also for the "GetNews Online Trending Awards", the gold is taken by the "Uma Musume" from the 2021 popular media mix contents "Uma Musume Pretty Derby". The silver is taken by the online meme "Guys are always like that...! Do they even think about us!?" that was created by the online advertisement "I am the only one that is not being assaulted in this world filled with zombies". The copper is "Constitutional Communist Party" that has become a hot topic in the lower house election. More information can be found on the designated webpage. Provider: GetNews

"Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba" The 1/4 scale figure of Rengoku Kyoujurou releasing "Ninth Form: Rengoku" has been announced! The complete edition priced around 300,000 JPY has also been announced

The 1/4 scale of the flame pillar Rengoku Kyoujurou from "Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba" has been announced. Pre-orders are available on "Good Smile Online Shop", "AmiAmi", "Amazon", and "Animate" as a limited product. The product is a figure of Rengoku Kyoujurou right before he released the "Flame Breathing Ninth Form: Rengoku". The injury on the abdomen and head, and the dirt on the haori and the uniform during the deathmatch were recreated carefully in the quality of a 1/4 scale figure. Also, the complete edition with a luxurious specification that comes with a special big flame effect that is over 70 cm, will also be released. The 1/4 scale figure of "Rengoku Kyoujurou" is priced at 36,300 JPY (tax included) while "Rengoku Kyoujurou Complete Edition" is priced at 297,000 JPY (tax included). Pre-orders for both products are available only on "Good Smile Online Shop", "AmiAmi", "Amazon", and "Animate" until 9:00 PM, March 2, 2022. (C) Gotouge Koyoharu/ Shueisha, Aniplex, ufotable

Anime "Saint Seiya" 35th Anniversary! Visuals and Videos of Gemini Saga & Sagittarius Aiolos Released!

To celebrate the 35th anniversary of the anime "Saint Seiya" in 2021, the visuals and video of Gemini Saga and Sagittarius Aiolos have been released. Also, a special webpage dedicated to the 35th anniversary of the anime has been opened. "Saint Seiya" is an anime based on the manga by Kurumada Masami serialized in "Weekly Shonen Jump" from 1985. The "Cloths", armor inspired by constellations, and the story based on Greek mythology gained popularity. The anime started on October 11, 1986, and it has marked its 35th anniversary in 2021. The newly drawn visuals by Himeno Misato and videos of the Gold Saints celebrating the 35th anniversary were pre-released at the "Tamashii Nation 2021" from November 18 to 21. Along with the opening of the special webpage for the 35th anniversary of the anime, it was released again on YouTube "Toei Animation Museum Channel". The newly released characters are "Gemini Saga" and "Sagittarius Aiolos", who was born on November 30. For the videos, the "Sanctuary Arc" from the first TV anime was made split into 3: Gemini version as "The Gemini Saint", "Gemini Saga" version, and "Sagittarius Aiolos" version. Let's look back on the memorable scenes with Seiya and the other characters. Marking its 35th anniversary, the anime "Saint Seiya" is getting even more exciting and raising expectations. Stay tuned for the next characters to be released. (C) Kurumada Masami / Shueisha, Toei Animation

‘Jojo Stone Ocean’, Tomokazu Seki Casted for Pucci! Opening video produced by Kamikaze Douga is released

Anime “JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Stone Ocean” has announced that Tomokazu Seki is going to play Enrico Pucci. Along with that , the opening video by Kamikaze Douga was released, and the opening song ‘STONE OCEAN’ by ichigo from Kishida Kyoudan & The Myojo Rockets was announced. “JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Stone Ocean” is an anime based on part 6 of “JoJo's Bizarre Adventure” series by Hirohiko Araki. The story starts when Jolyne Cujoh and her lover have a car accident while driving in Florida, USA in 2011. She is framed for murder and sentenced to 15 years in prison. She is imprisoned in the Green Dolphin Street Jail, also known as ‘Aquarium’. Jolyne, on the verge of despair, awakens a mysterious power hidden inside her when she touches a pendant given by her father, Jotaro Cujoh. Enrico Pucci, played by Seki, is a priest in Green Dolphin Street Jail. He inherits DIO’s will and stands as the Joestar family’s biggest enemy. The opening video was also released, produced by Kamikaze Douga, who also worked on other “JoJo's Bizarre Adventure” anime series, throughout ‘Phantom Blood’ and ‘Stardust Crusaders’. The opening song ‘STONE OCEAN’ by ichigo from Kishida Kyoudan & THE Myojo Rockets will be released on December 1st, 2021, digital only. Anime “JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Stone Ocean” will be released globally on Netflix on December 1st, 2021. The TV broadcast will start on January 7th, 2022. (C)LUCKY LAND COMMUNICATIONS/SHUEISHA INC. ALL・“JoJo's Bizarre Adventure” SO production Committee

Fall anime ‘Mushoku Tensei’: Rudeus is Locked Up in a Dungeon. Can He Find a Way Out? Ep.20 Scene Photos

From the fall anime “Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation” Season 2, the outline and scene photos of episode 20, which will be broadcast on November 28th, 2021, have been released. “Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation” is historical fantasy, written by “Rifujin na Magonote”. It is a pioneer novel of the “narou type novels” that have been serialized on “Shousetsuka ni narou (become a novelist)” since 2012. The title of episode 20 is 'The Birth of My Little Sister, the Maid'. Rudeus is caught and locked up in a dungeon by Pax to lure Roxy. Zanoba, the third prince of Shirone and Pax’s older brother, appears in front of Rudeus. Zanoba takes something out and asks Rudeus a question. Then, the situation turns to an unexpected way... Meanwhile, Eris and Ruijerd hear about Rudeus and head to rescue him. “Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation” episode 20, 'The Birth of My Little Sister, the Maid' will be broadcast on TOKYO MX and other channels on November 28th. (C)Rifujin-na Magono-te/MF Books/’Mushoku Tensei’ Production Committee

Fall Anime "Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon Season 2" ― If You See Her Eyes, You Will Turn Into Rocks!? Being Unable to Attack, They End up Being Cornered... Ep. 26 Sneak Peek

From the fall anime "Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon" Season 2, the outline and sneak peek of episode 26 "Demon Spirit of the Sea" (broadcast began on Saturday, October 9), have been revealed. "Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon" depicts a new story of Sesshomaru's twin daughters, Towa and Setsuna, as well as Inuyasha and Kagome's daughter, Moroha. Sesshomaru, Inuyasha, and Kagome are the characters first appeared in Inuyasha. Season 1 was broadcast from October 3, 2020, to March 20, 2021. In this work, Takahashi Rumiko, the original creator of "Inuyasha", engages as main character designer, and staff members from the anime "Inuyasha" series were reunited. Episode 26 is titled "Demon Spirit of the Sea". Towa visits a village by the sea to obtain Kyuyokon, a weapon to fight against Kirinmaru. Then, she hears rumors about "Sea Snake Woman", who assaults women with beautiful long hair. It seems that the woman was originally the demon spirit called "Watatsumi no Tamai", who protects the sea around the area. On the other hand, the woman that Moroha and Setsuna saved was actually the "Sea Snake Woman" disguised as a human nun at a nunnery by the sea. Moroha and Setsuna face a predicament and cannot deal an effective attack against the Sea Snake Woman, as they will turn into a statue of rock if they look at her eyes. Towa and demon-slayers rush over there...... Episode 26 "Demon Spirit of the Sea" of "Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon" Season 2, started broadcasting on Yomiuri TV and Nippon TV franchised channels from October 9. -Main Staff- Director: Hishida Masakazu Series Composition: Sumisawa Katsuyuki Main Character Design: Takahashi Rumiko Animation Character Design/Chief Animation Director: Hishinuma Yoshihito Music: Wada Kaoru Art Director: Ikeda Shigemi, Maruyama Yukiko Color design: Sato Miyuki Director of Photography: Ogawa Shigemi Editing: Nii Kazuhiro Sound Director: Nagura Yasushi Animation Production: Sunrise Production: Shogakukan, Sunrise, YTV -Main Cast- Higurashi Towa: Matsumoto Sara Setsuna: Komatsu Mikako Moroha: Tadokoro Azusa Rion: Fujita Saki Takechiyo: Fairouz Ai Kohaku: Kimura Ryohei Hisui: Urao Takehiro Riku: Fukuyama Jun Zero: Sakamoto Maaya Kirinmaru: Hosoya Yoshimasa (C)Takahashi Rumiko / Shogakukan, Yomiuri TV, Sunrise 2020

"Jujutsu Kaisen" "Jujutsu Kaisen" Be Together With Itadori & Gojo On Rainy Days♪ Plastic Umbrella & Folding Umbrella Released

From the TV anime "Jujutsu Kaisen", plastic umbrellas and folding umbrellas will be released. Pre-orders are available on Village Vanguard Online. The umbrellas released this time feature an illustration of Itadori Yuji, Fushiguro Megumi, and Gojo Satoru. There are two types available; the plastic umbrellas that can be used by just pressing a button, and folding umbrellas that are useful for carrying around. The folding umbrellas are available in black and blue, and have "Safe Lock" functions to prevent your fingers from being caught when opening and closing the umbrella. All the umbrellas will allow you to enjoy the world-view of "Jujutsu Kaisen" even on rainy days. The plastic umbrellas are priced at 1,628 JPY (incl. tax), and folding umbrellas are at 2,178 JPY (incl. tax). Other "Jujutsu Kaisen" goods are also available on Village Vanguard Online. 【Jujutsu Kaisen】Plastic Umbrella 1,628 JPY (incl. tax) Size: 55cm Material: POE 【Jujutsu Kaisen】Folding Umbrella Blue/Black 2,178 JPY (incl. tax) Size: Opened approx. 530mm / Closed approx. 300mm Material: Polyester (C)Akutami Gege / Shueisha, Jujutsu Kaisen Production Committee

The role of Jigen from “Lupin the Third” changed from Kobayashi Kiyoshi to Otsuka Akio: “It’s time to go, see ya”.

The voice actors for the TV anime “Lupin the Third PART 6” have been announced, and it was revealed that the actor for Jigen Daisuke will change from Kobayashi Kiyoshi to Otsuka Akio. The comments from Kobayashi and Otsuka have arrived this time. In addition, the 2nd PV and the main characters are also revealed all at once.

Winter Anime "Arifureta: From Commonplace to World’s Strongest" Key Visual Part.2 Disclosed! Katsuyuki Konishi Joins the Team

The TV anime “Arifureta: From Commonplace to World’s Strongest” has disclosed its part 2 key visual. They have also announced that voice actors Katsuyuki Konishi and Makoto Ishii will join as cast members. The original work of "Arifureta: From Commonplace to World’s Strongest" is an isekai fantasy novel that gained popularity on “Shosetsuka ni Narou (Become a Novelist),” a website where anyone can post a novel. It was novelized by Overlap Bunko and now has over 5 million copies in circulation. The TV anime series started in 2019, and the 2nd season is scheduled to broadcast from January 2021. In the announcement, the official website has disclosed the anime’s part 2 key visual. In the middle of the picture stands the protagonist Hajime and Yue, surrounded by other main characters who have been active from the 1st season. You can also find Liliana SB Heiligh, a new character expected to play a significant role in from the 2nd season, as well as a mysterious woman, Noint, depicted behind the other characters. The new visual raises fans’ expectation towards the adventure of Hajime and others who will be facing a mighty enemy in the upcoming season. The official website has also announced the new cast of the 2nd season. Katsuyuki Konishi will play Freid Bagwa, a supreme commander of the Demon race, and Makoto Ishii will play Mikhail, a demon who was a fiancé of Cattleya whom Hajime has defeated in the abyss of the labyrinth. “Arifureta: From Commonplace to World’s Strongest“ will be broadcast from January 13th, 2021, on TOKYO MX and other channels. A special program titled “Just Before the Broadcast of Arifureta: From Commonplace to World’s Strongest 2nd Season! Live Up the Anime!“ will also be broadcast on January 6th. Toshinari Fukamachi as Hajime Nagumo, Yuki Kuwahara as Yue, and Minami Takahashi as Shea Haulia will participate in the program. Check the website for more information. (C)Ryo Shirakome, OVERLAP/ARIFURETA Project

‘Re:Zero’: Get Through the Cold Winter with Rem, Ram, and Emilia♪“Memory Snow” Gacha is available with smartphone game ‘Reze Loss’

Smartphone game ‘Re:Zero - Starting Life in Another World: Lost in Memories’ is currently offering gacha with a high frequency appearance of characters from the OVA “Memory Snow”. A trailer was also released. “Reze Loss” is an official smartphone game based on ‘Re: Zero - Starting Life in Another World’ and has exceeded 3 million downloads. Players can play the game as the main character Subaru and experience the anime story, as well as the “IF stories”, in which players are allowed to see how the story went if they have made a different choice on fateful crossroads. With the gacha, the frequency of ‘(Hoka Hoka Mayonnaise Bath) Rem ★3’, ‘(You can’t stand the cold?) Ram ★3’, ‘(Special Field of Flowers) Emilia ★3’ and ‘(Chiki Chiki Snow Festival) Subaru ★3’, are raised now. Also, the original story, ‘Main Story: Petra Ver.’ and ‘Main Story: Sisters Ver.’, which were not shown in the OVA “Memory Snow”, has been released. “Memory Snow” IF Story will be released in December as well. Gacha with a high frequency of characters from “Memory Snow” is available until December 1st, 2021 at 10:59. (C)Tappei Nagatsuki ・KADOKAWA CORPORATION / Re: Zero - Starting Life in Another World Production Committee (C)SEGA

“Demon Slayer” Burn Your Body and Soul ー “Boss Jacket” Inspired by Rengoku and Tanjiro! First Collaboration with ‘Craft Boss’

“Demon Slayer” has announced its first collaboration with Suntory ‘Craft Boss’. A present campaign of ‘Burn Your Soul Boss Jacket’ will be released. Their first collaboration event starts on November 22nd, 2021. Entries can be made on Twitter by following the account and retweeting the event tweet. 25 winners will be selected and presented with ‘Burn Your Soul: Rengoku Boss Jacket’. The jacket features Rengoku’s Nichirin Sword guard and his famous line designed on the chest. The jacket also comes with a heating pad. Following that, the second collaboration event starts on November 25th. 50 people who purchase the designated product will receive ‘Tanjito Boss Jacket’. The third collaboration starts on December 6th with the present campaign of ‘Craft Boss Green Tea Latte Limited Designed Bottle’, which has the checkered pattern of Tanjiro’s overgarment and Tanjiro holding Nichirin Sword designed on it. The collaboration between “Demon Slayer” and ‘Craft Boss’ will start on November 22nd. Visit the special website for more information. (C)Koyoharu Gotoge/SHUEISHA INC. ,ANIPLEX+・ufotable

‘Jujutsu Kaisen 0 Movie’ Special Program to Commemorate the Release & Free Distribution of the Whole TV Series!

Counting down the days to its release on December 24th, ‘Jujutsu Kaisen 0 Movie’ announced a special program ‘Jujutsu Kaisen 0 Movie Release Commemoration Special Program’ on 28 nationwide TV networks with the MBS/TBS group. The broadcast will start on December 20th at 11:56 pm. ‘Jujutsu Kaisen’ is a Japanese dark fantasy manga by Gege Akutami. Currently serialized on ‘Weekly Shonen Jump’, the popular series has published 55 million copies so far with 17 volumes. The story follows Jujutsu Sorcerers, who possess the power of purification against Cursed Energy that arises from the negative emotions of humans. ‘Jujutsu Kaisen 0 Movie’ is a movie adaptation of ‘Jujutsu Kaisen 0: Jujutsu High’, the prequel to the main story. ‘Jujutsu Kaisen 0 Movie Release Commemoration Special Program’ will be broadcast on December 20th at 11:56 pm, shortly before the movie release. Details including the attendees are yet to be announced later. Also, on December 22nd, the seven episodes from the TV series will be broadcast for three hours straight on MBS and other channels. In addition, starting on December 1st, TVer, GYAO!, and MBS Dougaizm will broadcast one episode from the TV series every day for free. This will be a great chance for both the TV series fans and newbies to watch the episodes. (C) 2021 ‘Jujutsu Kaisen 0 Movie’ Production Committee (C) Gege Akutami/Shueisha

‘Doraemon The Movie’ Welcomes Romi Park, Yuki Kaji, Jun’ichi Suwabe as Guest Voice Actors! New Trailer Released

‘Doraemon: Nobita’s Little Star Wars 2021’ has announced Romi Park, Yuki Kaji, and Jun’ichi Suwabe as its guest voice actors. Along with the announcement, a new trailer to reveal the characters' voices played by the three was released. As the 41st movie from the ‘Doraemon The Movie’ series, this work will be a remake of ‘Doraemon: Nobita’s Little Star Wars’ that was released in 1985. The movie depicts the adventure of Doraemon and friends on a small planet in space with an entirely new script and the latest technology. Coincidentally, all the three new cast members, Romi Park, Yuki Kaji, and Jun’ichi Suwabe, have played a role in the ‘Doraemon’ TV series but have never been in the movie series. Park plays Papi, a prodigy who graduated university at the age of eight and became the president of the planet of Pirika at the age of ten. Kaji voices Rokoroko, a talkative dog that comes to the earth following its owner, Papi. Suwabe plays Dorakoruru, the chief of an intelligence service, PCIA, led by General Gilmore. The voices of Papi (Park) and Rokoroko (Kaji) have already been unveiled in a previous trailer. The new trailer allows viewers to hear Gilmore (Teruyuki Kagawa), the dictator who controls the planet of Pirika, Papi’s sister Piina (Mayu Matsuoka), as well as Dorakoruru (Suwabe), raising fans’ hopes towards the film. ‘Doraemon: Nobita’s Little Star Wars 2021’ will be released on March 4th, at Toho Group theaters nationwide. (C) Fujiko Pro/Shogakukan/TV Asahi/Shinei/ADK2021

Attack on Titan, Kingdom, Re: Life in a Different World from Zero... 5 Anime-Inspired Alcoholic Beverages

November 18th is the Beaujolais Nouveau release day of 2021. There have also been anime-inspired alcoholic beverages released one after another in recent years. In this article, we will introduce “anime x alcohol” collaborations such as wine and other types of alcoholic beverages. White Sparkling Wine "Emilia" (Sparkling/Italy/750ml) This wine was selected with care by Shiraito Sake Brewery in Amanohashidate to match the image of Emilia from ‘Re: Life in a Different World from Zero’. Offering a sweet and refreshing flavor with a fruity aroma of muscat, the sparkling wine is popular globally, mainly with women. The original wooden box with a design inspired by Emilia is also a happy offer for fans. Chestnut Shochu Mute Muka Dabada Hiburi EVANGELION No.8 Beta Temporary Combat Form (Boxed/720ml) This item is a collaboration between “EVANGELION:3.0 1.0 THRICE UPON A TIME” and Mute Muka Sake Brewer in Shimanto. It’s a chestnut shochu released at “Shimanto Completion Project”, an event held by Kaiyodo Hobby Museum and Shimanto town. “Dabada Hiburi” is 50% made of chestnuts, distilled slowly at a low temperature to seal the chestnut flavor and that brings a distinguished and luxurious finish. Enjoy the soft chestnut flavor and mellow sweetness spread throughout your mouth. Ooyama Yumekobo: “Attack on Titan” Hajime Isayama Autograph Illustration Bottles Set of Two (Levi Label/Erwin&Hansi Label) 500ml×2 This item is a set of two Japanese plum wine bottles with Levi, Erwin, and Hansi designed on the labels. The “Levi Label, Aged Umeshu, Yume Hibiki” is made with Oshukubai plum, which is said to be suitable for plum wine. After going through at least 3 years of aging, the plum wine with a deep and mild mouthfeel is ready. It is an undiluted plum wine with an alcoholic content of 20%. The other bottle, “Erwin・Hansi Label, Nankobai, Kodawari Umeshu”, is made with fine Nankobai plums grown in Oyama Town, Oita. This plum wine is also aged for over 3 years until it has a refreshing, fruity taste with balanced flavor of sourness, sweetness, and the aroma. Okuchi Sake Brewery: Shochu Isanishiki “Kingdom” [Shochu Kagoshima Alcohol content: 25% 1800ml] This item is a shochu with a limited anime illustration label. The shochu is ‘Shirokoji Isanishiki’ which has a mild flavor and fresh mouthfeel. Not only for “Kingdom” fans, but also shochu lovers can enjoy this. Enjoy it with your favorite way of drinking, whether it is with water, hot water, soda, and on the rocks. “EUREKA SEVEN” Hi-Evolution 1 EUREKA SEVEN Renton Yuzu Wine 500ml This item is a yuzu wine with a design inspired by “EUREKA SEVEN Hi-Evolution 1”. The sake replicates the color of EUREKA, “pastel green”. The body provides a sweet and sour mouthfeel with an accent of refreshing yuzu flavor. The product comes with a wooden box with Renton designed on it.

‘Tokyo Reveners’: “Original Manga × TV Anime × Live-action Movie” Hybrid Illustration Exhibition

“TOKYO卍REVENGERS EXHIBITION”, an original illustration exhibition of Tokyo Revengers has been announced to start from January 29th, 2022 in Tokyo and Osaka. A teaser visual was released along with the announcement. ‘Tokyo Revengers’ is a manga by Ken Wakui, the author also known for ‘Shinjuku Swan’, that started serialization in ‘Weekly Shonen Magazine’ in 2017. The total number of printed copies has exceeded 40 million. The TV anime broadcast started in April 2021, and the live-action movie was released on July 9th, 2021. The “original manga × TV anime × live-action movie” hybrid illustration exhibition will be held in 2022 in Tokyo and Osaka. The exhibit includes original illustrations by the author Ken Wakui and other contents that allow visitors to immerse themselves in the world of Tokyo Revengers. The first period of ticket application started on November 15. There will also be special tickets that come with merchandise and benefits at the venue. More information will be announced on the official website and Twitter account at a later date. The illustration exhibition ‘TOKYO卍REVENGERS EXIHIBITION’ will be held from January 29th, 2022 in Tokyo and Osaka. ■ ‘TOKYO卍REVENGERS EXIHIBITION’ Event Information Event Period: Saturday, January 29th to Monday, February 14th, 2022 Venue: Ikebukuro Sunshine City World Import Mart Building 4F Exhibition Hall A Event Period: From Saturday, March 19th until Sunday, March 27th, 2022 Venue: Osaka Nanko ATC Gallery Sponsor: movic Co.,Ltd. ・General admission ticket Advance ticket: 1,800 JPY/ Same-day ticket: 2,000 JPY ・Ticket with merchandise Advance ticket: 4,300 JPY/ Same-day ticket: 4,500 JPY *There will be no same-day tickets available if all the tickets sell out with the advance sale. ・Lottery for first period tickets: Saturday, January 29th, to Sunday, January 30th Entry period: Monday, November 15th to Sunday, November 21th at 23:59 Result announcement: Thursday, November 25th from 15:00 Payment deadline: Thursday, November 25th, at 15:00 to Sunday, November 28th at 23:00 Retailer: LAWSON TICKET ・General sales starting date: Monday, January 17th ・Ticket issuance starting date: Wednesday, January 26th ・Tickets with merchandise Merchandise: T-shirt Size: Free Fabric: 100% Cotton ・Benefits for visitors Stickers (6 designs in total) Stickers (6 designs in total) will be given at the entrance. Please be careful not to forget to receive it. (C)Ken Wakui/KODANSHA LTD.

Anime ‘Attack on Titan’ Eren’s Fight Enters Climax ー Final Season Visual & Director’s Comment Released

TV anime ‘Attack on Titan’ The Final Season Part 2, scheduled to broadcast from January 9th, 2021, released a key visual. The new visual provides a sense of fragility, showing Eren with a determined look in his eyes while pieces of broken glass with his memories and some memorable scenes are falling away. The original work of ‘Attack on Titan’ is the manga series of the same title serialized in ‘Bessatsu Shonen Magazine’. The story follows humanity’s desperate struggle in search of freedom in a world dominated by “The Titans”. After the broadcast of season 1 through season 3, this upcoming chapter will be the finale of the series. The director Hayashi commented on the new key visual; “With Part 1, we prepared 3 visuals with different themes ー Marley, war, and ensemble cast, in hopes of not providing a specific focus. In contrast, the key factor of Part 2 is Eren as an individual. I hope that in cooperation with pieces of Eren’s memories designed, the new visual will give you the sense that the battle of Eren continues since season 1 is heading towards its climax.” Ahead of the broadcast, a compilation broadcast that divides the 75 previous episodes into 6 episodes is currently held on NHK. The 5th night will take place on December 5th at 24:05, followed by the 6th night on December 12th at 24:05. In addition, on November 29th at noon, an OVA of spin-offs of the main characters will be distributed for the first time. As well as the three side stories to be broadcast on NHK, ‘Ilse’s Notebook: Notes from a Scout Regiment Member’, ‘A Sudden Visitor: The Torturous Curse of Adolescence' and ‘Distress’ will be distributed. Visit the official website for more details. ‘Attack on Titan: The Final Season Part 2’ will start broadcasting on January 9th, 2022 at 24:05. It will also be available on streaming services including dTV, d Anime Store, GYAO!, Netflix, TELEASA, Hikari TV, U-NEXT, and Amazon Prime on January 10th, 2022 at noon. (C)Hajime Isayama, Kodansha/’Attack on Titan’ The Final Season Production Committee

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"Jujutsu Kaisen" Zen’in Maki, Inumaki Toge, and Panda catch your eye!

Date: 2021-12-05
From "Jujutsu Kaisen" comes figures of "Zen’in Maki", "Inumaki Toge", and "Panda" from the "Rukappu" series, which features a gesture that looks up and stares at you. The figures are now available for pre-order at Premium Bandai. This product is a figure of "Zen’in Maki", "Inumaki Toge", and "Panda" from the 'Lookup' series, a word coined from 'look up'. The figures are posed in a "look up and sit down" pose, which makes it easier to make eye contact with them when they are displayed on a desk. The neck is movable to set their facial expressions. (*The Panda's neck is not movable) The "Inumaki Toge" comes with a special replaceable head part with an open mouth ver., allowing you to enjoy two different facial expressions. In addition, Premium Bandai will include three original designed mini cushions as a limited bonus. "Lookup Jujutsu Kaisen Zen’in Maki & Inumaki Toge & Panda Set [Limited Edition with Cushion]" is priced at 10,868 JPY (tax included). It is currently available for pre-order at Premium Bandai and will be shipped in June 2022. ■''Lookup Jujutsu Kaisen Zen’in Maki & Inumaki Toge & Panda [Limited Edition with Cushion]'' Retail price: 10,868 JPY (tax included) Delivery Date: Scheduled to ship in June 2022 Sculptor: Utan x Pinpoint Coloring: Oshirina x Pinpoint Mini Design Cooperation: TAMPOPO [Set Contents] Pre-colored figures: 3 Replaceable head part for Inumaki Toge: 1 [Limited Edition] Original Design Cushion: 3 [Product Material] Body: PVC, Cushion: Polyester [Target Age] 15 years old and up [Product Size] Maki: approx. 110mm in height / Toge: approx. 110mm in height / Panda: approx. 110mm in height [Number of orders accepted[ Up to 3 per person *You may purchase 1 per order. If you order 3, you will need to complete the procedure 3 times. [This product is only available at] Premium Bandai only *Products with "3 types of original design mini cushions" will not be sold at other general retailers. (C) Akutami Gege / Shueisha, Jujutsu Kaisen Production Committee
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"Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba" The 1/4 scale figure of Rengoku Kyoujurou releasing "Ninth Form: Rengoku" has been announced! The complete edition priced around 300,000 JPY has also been announced

The 1/4 scale of the flame pillar Rengoku Kyoujurou from "Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba" has been announced. Pre-orders are available on "Good Smile Online Shop", "AmiAmi", "Amazon", and "Animate" as a limited product. The product is a figure of Rengoku Kyoujurou right before he released the "Flame Breathing Ninth Form: Rengoku". The injury on the abdomen and head, and the dirt on the haori and the uniform during the deathmatch were recreated carefully in the quality of a 1/4 scale figure. Also, the complete edition with a luxurious specification that comes with a special big flame effect that is over 70 cm, will also be released. The 1/4 scale figure of "Rengoku Kyoujurou" is priced at 36,300 JPY (tax included) while "Rengoku Kyoujurou Complete Edition" is priced at 297,000 JPY (tax included). Pre-orders for both products are available only on "Good Smile Online Shop", "AmiAmi", "Amazon", and "Animate" until 9:00 PM, March 2, 2022. (C) Gotouge Koyoharu/ Shueisha, Aniplex, ufotable

"Jujutsu Kaisen" "Jujutsu Kaisen" Be Together With Itadori & Gojo On Rainy Days♪ Plastic Umbrella & Folding Umbrella Released

From the TV anime "Jujutsu Kaisen", plastic umbrellas and folding umbrellas will be released. Pre-orders are available on Village Vanguard Online. The umbrellas released this time feature an illustration of Itadori Yuji, Fushiguro Megumi, and Gojo Satoru. There are two types available; the plastic umbrellas that can be used by just pressing a button, and folding umbrellas that are useful for carrying around. The folding umbrellas are available in black and blue, and have "Safe Lock" functions to prevent your fingers from being caught when opening and closing the umbrella. All the umbrellas will allow you to enjoy the world-view of "Jujutsu Kaisen" even on rainy days. The plastic umbrellas are priced at 1,628 JPY (incl. tax), and folding umbrellas are at 2,178 JPY (incl. tax). Other "Jujutsu Kaisen" goods are also available on Village Vanguard Online. 【Jujutsu Kaisen】Plastic Umbrella 1,628 JPY (incl. tax) Size: 55cm Material: POE 【Jujutsu Kaisen】Folding Umbrella Blue/Black 2,178 JPY (incl. tax) Size: Opened approx. 530mm / Closed approx. 300mm Material: Polyester (C)Akutami Gege / Shueisha, Jujutsu Kaisen Production Committee

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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)

The rising star, Chinese cosplayer Kitaro shows her willingness to work in Japan!

We have interviewed Kitaro, the Chinese cosplayer who belongs to the same production as Enako, a cosplayer with top-class popularity in Japan. Here is the interview along with cosplay photos such as Elizabeth from "The Seven Deadly Sins" and Gabriel from "Monster Strike".

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Studio Ghibli ‘Exhibition Hayao Miyazaki’ Opens in Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, LA -- First Exhibition in North America

Date: 2021-09-25
Academy Museum of Motion Pictures announced that the exhibition ‘Hayao Miyazaki’ will open as its inaugural exhibition on September 30 in Los Angeles. Along with the exhibition, 11 films directed by Miyazaki will be shown in the museum. Academy Museum of Motion Pictures presents a one-of-a-kind experience to worldwide visitors while introducing the art, science, artists, and the social impact of film production. Located in the middle of the Miracle Mile with a land area of over 300K square feet, the museum with seven floors holds valuable assets related to film production. It will be the only movie museum in Los Angeles and the largest museum of its kind in North America. The exhibition ‘Hayao Miyazaki’ will be one of the inaugural exhibitions, while it is also the first exhibition of Miyazaki in North America. From Miyazaki’s works such as ‘My Neighbor Totoro’ and the Academy award-winning ‘Spirited Away’, 400 objects including the original image boards, character designs, storyboards, layout, background images, posters, and cels, will be displayed in ‘Marilyn and Jeffrey Katzenberg Gallery’. The exhibition also includes a large-scale projection of the movies, allowing visitors to be immersed in the world of Ghibli and look back at Miyazaki's 60 years of career in the industry. In conjunction with the exhibition, a 288 page catalog with a wide range of illustrations will be released. The catalog contains an introduction by Toshio Suzuki, as well as essays and filmography by the members of Pixar, Pete Docter, Daniel Kothenschulte, and Jessica Niebel. There will also be other programs held during the exhibition, and the original merchandise will be available at the Academy Museum Store. Both Japanese and English screenings will be available in the on-site theater with state-of-the-art equipment. Academy Museum of Motion Pictures will open on September 30 in Los Angeles, USA. Tickets are available only for pre-booking and can be purchased through the official website and the app.
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eStream Co., Ltd. will build a company in China due to rise in demand for figures in China. The market value will assumably reach 154.1 billion JPY in 2023

New company eStream Shanghai is built in China by eStream Co., Ltd., due to raise in demand of the scale figures in China. The business was started in June 2021. The Chinese figure market reached 61.9 billion JPY (3.6 billion Yuan) in 2020, and it is predicted that the market will reach 154.1 billion JPY (9.1 billion Yuan) in 2023, with the growth rate of 248% raise. China has been an important market for eStream Co., Ltd., and they played strongly in the market through the luxury figure brand that they own called “SHIBUYA SCRAMBLE FIGURE”. Chinese branch will hold a stronger system through creating new websites for Chinese market and marketing methods in addition to know-hows that they already have. Moreover, while the demand for Chinese overborder EC and trade routes is growing, the demand for business support toward China is also increasing, and they will be supporter for other companies in the same industry to expand business in China. The company will support other business, by selling other companies' products and helping with their marketing, and also enhance the sale of the figures and anime-related goods through creating their own websites and holding stores in several events. They will also start the Chinese marketing support by using Cyber Agent Group’s assets in addition to own goods.

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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"Anime Sacred Grounds Pilgrimage"The birth of an official tour for inbounds! 1st tour involves 「Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai」,「Hyouka」 and 「The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya」

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