Starring Toru Furuya! Trailer is out for ‘The Journey’ – first ever anime movie Toei Animation and Saudi Arabia working in collaboration

A trailer for Saudi Arabia’s first-ever feature anime film ‘The Journey’, co-produced by Saudi Toei Animation and Arabia’s Manga Productions,...
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Starring Toru Furuya! Trailer is out for ‘The Journey’ – first ever anime movie Toei Animation and Saudi Arabia working in collaboration

From ‘Twisted-Wonderland’, twin ring necklaces inspired by Night Ravens College students, including Riddle and Leona, have been released!

From 'Disney: Twisted-Wonderland', twin ring necklaces, inspired by Riddle, Leona, and other students, have been released! The items aree built...
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From ‘Twisted-Wonderland’, twin ring necklaces inspired by Night Ravens College students, including Riddle and Leona, have been released!

“Mashiro no Oto” The snowy “Spring Dawn” finally sounds! Advance cut from Episode 4

From the TV anime "Mashiro no Oto", the summary and scene cuts of the 4th episode "Spring Dawn" aired on...
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“Mashiro no Oto” The snowy “Spring Dawn” finally sounds! Advance cut from Episode 4

“SSSS.DYNAZENON” Yume visited Yomogi, who caught a cold, after being incited by Gauma… Advance cut-scenes of episode 4

The outlines and advance cut-scenes of episode 4 "What is this Palpitation?" of the TV anime "SSSS.DYNAZENON" (Broadcast date on...
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“SSSS.DYNAZENON” Yume visited Yomogi, who caught a cold, after being incited by Gauma… Advance cut-scenes of episode 4

“Get to Tower Records!” Episode 3 Sneak Peek

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Starring Toru Furuya! Trailer is out for ‘The Journey’ - first ever anime movie Toei Animation and Saudi Arabia working in collaboration

Date: 2021-04-23
A trailer for Saudi Arabia’s first-ever feature anime film ‘The Journey’, co-produced by Saudi Toei Animation and Arabia’s Manga Productions, has been released. Set in ancient Arabian Peninsula, ‘The Journey’ tells the story of the people of Mecca including the protagonist Aws fight against the invader Abraha. It is a film filled with action and drama that depicts the characters believing in themselves and making a way to their future. The trailer shows the scene where the people of Mecca and Abraha’s invading army, who offers ruthless conditions, get into a furious fight. Fighting against the absolute force of the invaders, Aws, a boy with dark past, decides to get his hand onto his sword to protect his loved one and their future. Sakuji Yoshimura, an archeologist who has watched the film on step ahead of the public, gives comment “This film tells us what we should not forget in our lives”, and Ryota Fujitsu, an anime critic, says “This film gives us implications that are critical when we think about the future relationship inbetween ‘ANIME’ and the world”. The trailer shows us the essence of Arabian entertainment and raises our expectations towards the film. ‘The Journey’ will be released on June 25, limitedly at Shinjuku Wald 9 and Umeda Burg 7. Promotion: Toei Agency (C)2021 Manga Productions
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From 'Twisted-Wonderland', twin ring necklaces inspired by Night Ravens College students, including Riddle and Leona, have been released!

From 'Disney: Twisted-Wonderland', twin ring necklaces, inspired by Riddle, Leona, and other students, have been released! The items aree built to order on 'FanFun MARKET'. '"Disney: Twisted-Wonderland" Heartslabyul Riddle Rosehearts Twin Ring Necklace' holds a ring with a red stone resembling a magical stone embedded, another ring with the patterns that symbolize Heartslabyul, and a charm with the name and a Groovy Candy engraved. "Disney: Twisted-Wonderland" Savanaclaw Leona Kingscholar Twin Ring Necklace holds a ring with a yellow stone resembling a magical stone embedded, another ring with the patterns that symbolize Savanaclaw, and a charm with the name and a Groovy Candy engraved. Other line-ups include each Night Ravens College dorm's head, such as Azul Ashengrotto and Kalim Al-Asim, and some students. '"Disney: Twisted-Wonderland" Twin Ring Necklace' is priced at 14,000 JPY (tax excluded) each. These items are built to order on 'FanFun MARKET'. (C)Disney

“Mashiro no Oto” The snowy "Spring Dawn" finally sounds! Advance cut from Episode 4

From the TV anime "Mashiro no Oto", the summary and scene cuts of the 4th episode "Spring Dawn" aired on April 23 (Fri) have been released. The original story of "Mashiro no Oto" is a manga of the same title serialized in "Monthly Shonen Magazine" by Ragawa Marimo. It is a "Tsugaru shamisen and youth collaboration" story about a boy named Yuki who lost his grandfather, a legendary Tsugaru shamisen player, and can no longer play the shamisen. The title of the 4th episode is "Spring Dawn.” Shuri wants Yuki to play "Spring Dawn" one more time for her grandmother. However, Yuki refuses her request, saying that he is not yet capable of playing it. Facing "Spring Dawn'' anew, he finds his "own sound" and goes to Shuri's grandmother. At last, Yuki’s "Spring Dawn" rings out... The TV anime "Mashiro no oto" Episode 4 "Spring Dawn" aired on MBS, TBS, BS-TBS "Animeism" and other channels from April 23, 2021 (Fri). (C) Marishige Ragawa, Kodansha / Mashiro no otoko Production Committee

"SSSS.DYNAZENON" Yume visited Yomogi, who caught a cold, after being incited by Gauma... Advance cut-scenes of episode 4

The outlines and advance cut-scenes of episode 4 "What is this Palpitation?" of the TV anime "SSSS.DYNAZENON" (Broadcast date on April 23, 2021) have been released. "SSSS.DYNAZENON" is the latest animation by Tsuburaya Production, the creators of "Gridman" and TRIGGER. The main staff from the anime "SSSS.GRIDMAN" (2018) has participated in this work and it depicts teenagers, who got involved in the battle between the monster and the huge robot DYNAZENON that appeared out of nowhere. In episode 4, Yomogi was bedridden as he caught a cold. Then, Gauma incites Yume to visit Yomogi and Yomogi was bewilder by the sudden visit of Yume. However, both of them slowly open up to each other. After being informed on the appearance of the Kaiju, will she leave the sick Yomogi alone and fight...? The broadcast date of episode 4 of "SSSS.DYNAZENON" is at 10:00 PM, on April 23, 2021, on TOKYO MX and other channels. (C) Tsuburaya Production (C) 2021 TRIGGER, Amemiya Akira/ "DYNAZENON" Production Committee

"Get to Tower Records!" Episode 3 Sneak Peek

From the TV anime "The World Ends with You: The Animation", the outline and scenes from Episode 3 "Shoumetsu" (Erased), broadcast on Friday, April 24, 2021, have been released . "The World Ends with You: The Animation" is based on the multiple award-nominated-game, "The World Ends with You", which was created by Square Enix, well known for their "Final Fantasy" series and "Kingdom Hearts" series. The story depicts the protagonist Neku waking up in "UG" (Underground), an alternate dimension of Shibuya, and getting involved in the "Reaper's Game". Episode 3 is titled "Shoumetsu". Neku and Shiki meet Beat and Rhyme, who are also players of the Reaper's Game. They decide to work together to complete the mission. They receive an email with a simple mission saying, "Get to Tower Records." But right before they reach the goal, the Noise sent by Yashiro and Kariya swoop down on them... "The World Ends with You: The Animation" Episode 3 "Shoumetsu" is broadcast on MBS/TBS "Super Animeism" on Saturday, April 14, 2021. (C) Square Enix / The World Ends with You Production Committee, MBS

"Godzilla S.P" What happens to Yun and Habel in search of information about Radon? Episode 4 scene cut

From the TV anime "Godzilla S. P ", the summary and the advanced scene cut for episode 4 scheduled on Thursday, April 22, 2021 titled "The Future We Haven't Seen Yet" have been released. "Godzilla S.P" is the hybrid anime of hand-drawn animation and computer graphic technology by the animation studio Bones and Orange (known for high quality CG animation) team to produce the completely new original story, different from past "Godzilla" movie series. A female researcher Kamino Mei and the male engineer Arikawa Yun help each other to challenge the upcoming disaster on humans together with their community. In episode 4, Yun and Habel think that Misakioku relates deeply with Radon's appearance, and they contact Satou for further reasearch. At the same time, Mei encounters with a man named Kai, who identifies as a messenger of Lee, and received an invitation to Dubai along with a mysterious cube. There she meets Lee herself, who explains about the new substance called "Archetype" in the land of the Middle East. Meanwhile, at the research lab in Uppsala, India, the scientist, BB, opens the protected barrier that leads underground for a certain investigation... "Godzilla S.P " Episode 4 "The Future We Haven't Seen Yet" was broadcast from 10:30 PM of April 22, 2021 on TOKYO and other channels. (C) 2020 TOHO CO., LTD.

"Blue Reflection Ray" Ruka, who was unable to transform yet, recalled a "certain past event".... Advance cut-scenes of episode 3

The outline and advance cut-scenes of episode 3 "Hide Your True Feelings" of "Blue Reflection Ray" (Broadcast date on April 24, 2021) have been released. "Blue Reflection Ray" is based on the RPG "Blue Reflection" released in 2017 under Gust brand of Koei Techmo Games, and it has gotten a TV anime adaption as part of the new "Blue Reflection Project". It depicts the young girls, who transformed into "Reflector" by using the power of their "feelings", facing the new world with a resolution. In episode 3, Miyako's feeling is going on a rampage again, and a new reflector, who is aiming for that "fragment", has appeared. Unlike Hiori and the others, their purpose is to snatch the fragment. However, Hiori and Ruka are unable to hide their surprise at the fact that the reflector is going to hurt the young girl. Ruka, who is unable to transform yet, recalled a "certain past event" while Hiori is trying her best in fighting... The broadcast date of episode 3 "Hide Your True Feelings" of "Blue Reflection Ray" is at 1:55 AM, on April 24, 2021, on the "Animerism" slot of MBS, TBS, & BS-TBS, and other channels. (C) Koei Techmo Games/ AASA

"World of Leadale" The key visual depicting the relaxed high elf, Cayna, has been released!

The 1st key visual of "World of Leadale", where the TV anime adaptation was just announced released, has been released. The key visual has depicted the high elf, Cayna and the daughter of the inn owner, Lytt. "World of Leadale" is based on the same-name light novel written by Ceez and illustrated by Tenmaso. Due to an accident, the young girl, "Kagami Keina" has to rely on the life-supporting system to stay alive and she is only able to move freely in the VRMMORPG "Leadale". One day, she lost her life due to the failure of the life-supporting system. However, Keina found that she is in the 200 years after “Leadale” when she woke up. Then, she interacts with the residents in the world as the high elf "Cayna" with the lost skill and over-limit status. The "children" that she once created were among the residents. This is the start of the relaxing adventure of the young girl that reincarnated in the game world with the unique companions. In the first key visual, the relaxing appearance of the high elf, Cayna, who possessed the cheat level strength after being reincarnated in the game world, and the daughter of the inn owner, Lytt, who respect Cayna as an "elder sister", can be seen. The broadcast date and the information on the cast members for the TV anime "World of Leadale" will be announced soon. (C) 2021 Ceez, Tenmaso/ KADOKAWA/ Leadale Production Committee

"Puella Magi Madoka Magica" Kaname Madoka's "Soul Gem" Becomes a Full-Size Item! It Can Actually be Purified with the Grief Seed

From "Puella Magi Madoka Magica" comes a roughly 1/1 scale "Soul Gem" of the protagonist "Kaname Madoka", with a "Grief Seed" that can purify the Soul Gem. Pre-orders are available on "Premium Bandai" from 4:00 p.m. on April 23, 2021. The roughly 1/1 scale item is a faithful recreation of the Soul Gem as in the show, created under official supervision. In addition to the "Realistic" lighting and sound effects of the "PROPOLICA" series, the Soul Gem, which gets cloudy from agitation and despair, can be purified by putting the Grief Seed close to it. It has recordings of over 40 famous lines by Madoka, and also a bonus voice of Kyuubey. "PROPOLICA Soul Gem & Grief Seed Set -Kaname Madoka ver.-" is priced at 6,050 JPY (tax included). Pre-orders are available on "Premium Bandai" from 4:00 p.m. on April 23, 2021. (C) Magica Quartet / Aniplex, Madoka Partners, MBS

A trailer of "Ryoma! Rebirth Movie The Prince of Tennis" has been revealed! 'The first descent of "The Prince of Tennis"'-A poster with a meaningful catchphrase

From "Ryoma! Rebirth Movie The Prince of Tennis" (Release date will be September 3), a trailer and poster with a meaningful catchphrase have been revealed. "Ryoma! Rebirth Movie The Prince of Tennis" is based on "The Prince of Tennis" and "The New Prince of Tennis" written by Konomi Takeshi. This work depicts the episode of the three months between these works. A trailer released this time includes an in-depth depiction concerning the main story just like "Cho Tokuho", released at 'Jump Festa Online 2021' in December 2021, featuring a family photo with young Nanjirou and Ryoma, Ryoma and Sakuno taking a car ride together with the Nanjirou family, and young Ryoma showing deep interest in Sakuno. The video also contains many scenes that give a glimpse into the story, such as the face-to-face scene between Ryoma and Nanjiro, who is hoping to see a match from Nanjiro's player days. At the end of the video, 21 familiar player characters from the original story are all gathered together. It also gives a brief glimpse of the main story such as a scene of Nanjirou and Ryoma, who is excited to see the match during the Nanjirou's playing days, meeting face- to face. Moreover, a poster with a catchphrase, which seems to have a profound meaning, has been unveiled. The main copy is 'Go beyond your limits even if the entire world turns on you. (tentative)'. Other copies are 'The boys travel through time to stop their fathers' retirement. (tentative)', 'The whole human play! The first descent of "The Prince of Tennis"-Sing X Dance X Play New sense of adventure!' "Ryoma! Rebirth Movie The Prince of Tennis" will be released nationwide on September 3, 2021. (C)Konomi Takeshi / Shueisha (C)

Uchida Maaya is excited about Shimono Hiro's "Tsundere Doctor"! "SAY YOU TO YOASOBI" SP dedicated to Shimono Hiro's 41st Birthday

"SAY YOU TO YOASOBI [Shimono Hiro x Uchida Maaya] # 2" was broadcast on the new future TV "ABEMA" "Anime LIVE Channel" on April 20. This time, "Celebrate Hiro's 41st Birthday SP" was dedicated to celebrating Shimono's birthday. In addition to "'Birthday tradition! Hiro's costume change' to the doctor's uniform", which was announced in the previous broadcast (# 1), programs such as "Hiro-kun's Question 41" and "Kyoshou, Uchida kantoku ni yoru Takeru mi gekijou" were held. "Celebration Hiro-kun's 41st birthday SP" was a special event to celebrate Shimono, who reached 41-years old on April 21, the day after the broadcast. First of all, at the opening, Shimono appeared wearing a juban (underwear for kimono). Uchida burst into laughter as he slowly walked toward the studio, "I thought a pervert had come in," and Shimono lamented, "Foolish" and "I looked more pervert than you can expect." After receiving cake and gifts with Shimono's photos and messages from fans, Shimono decided to "change clothes" to the costumes announced in the previous (# 1) broadcast. He changed into the costume inspired by the Japanese romance doctor drama called "Takeru", which was Uchida's request. When Shimono dressed as a doctor appeared , Uchida was very excited, saying, "Oh no! I'm dead.", "It looks great. Good!" The audience also laughed embarrassedly at the acclaimed comments such as "It's cool!", "White clothes are the best!", and "I want to meet a doctor like this!" In the second half of the program, "Kyoshou, Uchida kantoku ni yoru Takeru mi gekijou"("Let's master the Takeru-like atmosphere! Presented by Director Uchida") was held. There Uchida, dressed as a director, gave acting guidance to transform Shimono into a "Tsundere Doctor". Shimono whispers to the head microphone the lines according to the situation, such as "Dr. Takeru measuring the patient's body temperature" and "Dr. Takeru and new nurses". Shimono responded to Uchida's detailed direction, "Touch a forehead with your forehead!", "You are kind, but your words are strong", "Doctor, do you really like me? Why do you say this? This director is strict, isn't she? " As the corner progressed, Uchida started asking, accelerating the play, "Do you hear the sound of Shimono-san's heart in the stethoscope? Can you hear my heartbeat? It's getting faster after meeting you, right?-This is it!, " What about me? "(That line) is the best! I'm not here.","If you're in trouble, I'll ask you what you're worried about." ) Shimono, who responds to Uchida's acting guidance, was worried about the viewer's reaction, "I don't know the correct answer,, "I'm thrilled about coming comments", and "Was it really good?", "My heart is pounding", "Cool", "Close!", "It's already good! It's really embarrassing.", and other exciting comments. After that, Shimono, who had a series of disgusting lines, said that he enjoyed it, saying, "It's fun to play because I'm an actor, even though I'm a voice actor," and "I'm scared to see broadcast." Then, when the program was about to end, Uchida took out a letter saying with tears in her eyes, "A little something from me...". "Shimono-san, who became my third-year companion. I'm glad to be with you this year.", "Shimono-san is a big black pillar and our cool hero. I love you." Shimono reacted, "Man, why you are that serious...Letters makes me cry" with tears in his eyes. At the end, Shimono closed the 41st birthday SP by thanking the viewers, "2021 has just begun! I hope everyone will enjoy it. Thank you for your continued support." "SAY YOU TO YOASOBI [Shimono Hiro x Uchida Maaya] # 2" is limited to ABEMA Premium and is being streamed on "ABEMA Video". In addition, "ABEMA Premium" also delivers "SAY YOU TO YOASOBI Premium [Shimono Hiro x Uchida Maaya] # 2" where you can see limited videos such as after-talk, so I please check it too . (C) AbemaTV, Inc.

"Night Head 2041" Developed in Various Media! Serialized Manga Starts on Yanmaga Web and a Novel by Iida Jouji will be Released

"Night Head 2041" is scheduled to start in July 2021. Ahead of the anime broadcast, information about the project's development in various media has been announced. "Night Head" is a TV drama from 1992, the shocking title fascinated many fans and earned a cult following. The title will be brought back after almost 30 years as an original anime "Night Head 2041", with Iida Jouji, the director of the TV drama, as the scriptwriter. The new "Night Head" depicts the conflict between the Kirihara brothers, Naoto and Naoya, who suffer from being psychics and wander around to find a place they belong, and the Kuroki brothers, Takuya and Yuuya, who belong to the national security force and hunt down the Kirihara brothers. Information about the "Night Head 2041" project's development in various media has been announced ahead of the anime broadcast. The manga "Night Head 2041" will start its serialization on Yanmaga Web from April 28, drawn by the up-and-coming illustrator, Ogawa Kei. An illustration featuring the Kirihara nad Kuroki brothers was also released in advance. Also, the novel "Night Head 2041" by the draft/story editor of the anime, Iida Jouji (cooperation: Azusa Kawato) has also been announced. And a stageplay adaptation is also in process. TV anime "Night Head 2041" will be broadcast on Fuji TV "+Ultra" and other channels from July 2021. (C) Iida Jouji / Night Head 2041 Production Committee

Saito Souma's Birthday Celebration! Which character of his do you like the most? William from "Moriarty the Patriot" comes in 3rd, and Yumeno Gentaro from "Hypnosis Mic" comes in 2nd, with "Respect" at the top.

April 22 is Saito Souma's birthday. Saito Souma won the Excellence Award at the 2nd 81st Audition in 2008, and later made his debut as a voice actor. He won the Best Rookie Actor Award at the 9th Seiyu Awards and the Singing Award at the 13th as a member of Hypnosis Mic. In 2021, he is scheduled to appear in a variety of titles, including "Moriarty the Patriot" and "Mobile Suit Gundam: Hathaway’s Flash”. So, to wish Saito Souma a happy birthday, we conducted a reader survey titled "Who is your favorite character played by Saito Souma?” We received responses from 723 people during the survey period from April 8 to April 15. The male to female ratio was about 5% male and 95% female, with the majority being female. The age group was mainly young, with about 60% under 19 and 30% in their 20s. ■”Ainana”’s Kujou Ten Tops for Third Year in a Row; New Series Expected 1st place The 1st place went to Kujou Ten from "Idolish Seven". With an approval rating of about 28%, he took the top spot for the third year in a row. There were comments such as "I was struck by the fact that he is the youngest member of TRIGGER but plays the role of the center, is a perfectionist, and doesn't let his fans feel sad", "His professionalism and stoicism are similar to Souma-kun's, and I can respect both of them", and "Although he is a perfectionist, he also has a boyish youthfulness, and Souma-san's voice really matches him". From July, the third season of "Idolish Seven Third BEAT!" will be broadcast. There were comments like “The third season will focus on TRIGGER, so I'm looking forward to it!” 2nd place In 2nd place was Yumeno Gentaro from "Hypnosis Mic -Division Rap Battle-". With a support rate of about 25%, this is the second year in a row that he has come in 2nd. “It feels fitting that the role of the novelist is played by Souma, a book lover. The way he plays Gentaro, whose facial expressions and tone of voice change from one novel to the next, from glossy words, to mischievous lies, to a strong figure who earnestly protects his friends, is wonderful!” and "The reason for his popularity is that he can enjoy a variety of performances. ‘I'm sure that the line 'It's a lie' shot everyone's heart’” As for rapping, many fans were captivated by his literary and beautiful lyricism. 3rd Place 3rd place went to William James Moriarty of "Moriarty the Patriot”. With a support rate of about 12%, the main character of the title, which is currently airing its second cour, came out on top. As the second son of the Moriarty family and the famous nemesis of Sherlock Holmes, the protagonist of this work attracts fans with his mysterious voice, such as "His elegant, intelligent, and mysterious personality matches Saito-san's voice and acting, which is wonderful" and "His lustrous and somewhat underhanded voice leaves an impression. I'm sure you'll agree. I was surprised to hear that she was able to distinguish between the gentle voice of a university professor and the lustrous voice of a criminal advisor.” ■Here are some of the other comments! For Tsubasa Okui from “TSUKIPRO THE ANIMATION”. "He's cool and confident, but he's actually making a lot of effort, and he cares about SolidS as a unit. I love the Tsubasa-like gestures that Saito-san suddenly shows at events.” As for "Terror in Resonance" Twelve, they said, "Behind his cheerful and cheerful personality, you can see his loneliness, solitude, and darkness, and I think he's a very memorable character”. As for Vinegar Doppio from "JoJo's Bizarre Adventure," they said, "Doppio's expression of both timidity and ferocity is superb. In particular, the phone ring tone was perfectly reproduced and is truly the best.” For Aoi Hinata of "Ensemble Stars!”, "I like the way she is kind to her twin brother Yuta. She plays two roles and has a great singing voice”. In the 2021 Edition of the survey, titles from works whose anime aired in 2020-21 were prominent. There are many titles that have new series coming up, and we can expect to see how the rankings will change next year. Looking over the Top 20 lineup, we can see a wide variety of characters ranked in, including elementary school actors and non-human characters. ■Top 20 Ranking [Who is your favorite character played by Souma Saito? 2021 Edition] 1st Kujou Ten: "Idolish Seven” 2nd Yumeno Gentaro "Hypnosis Mic -Division Rap Battle-". 3rd William James Moriarty "Moriarty the Patriot” 4th Yamaguchi Tadashi "Haikyu!” 5th Tsurumaru Kuninaga “Touken Ranbu -ONLINE-“ 6th Aoi Hinata "Ensemble Stars!” 7th Okui Tsubasa"TSUKIPRO THE ANIMATION 8th Aoi Yuuta "Ensemble Stars!” 9th Twelve "Terror in Resonance” 9th Namazuo Toushirou "Touken Ranbu -ONLINE-“ 9th Honda "Skull-face Bookseller Honda-san” 12th Kain "Kyoukai no RINNE” 13th Vinegar Doppio "JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: The Golden Wind 13th Mizuno Tasuku "Sanrio Danshi” 15th OkamotoTama "Uchitama? – Uchino Tama Shirimasennka? –“ 16th Kamijou Haruta "Haruchika - Haruta to Chika was Seishun Suru” 17th Takao Yuuto "12 years old” 17th Yamagi Gilmerton "Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans” 19th Utsumi Shou "SSSS.GRIDMANN” 19th Hermes "Kino no Tabi -the Beautiful World- the Animated Series” 19th Tatsumi Madarao "Ai★Chu” 19th Reiya "#Compass [Combat Providence Analysis System]" (Response period: April 8, 2021 to April 15, 2021) ※ This questionnaire is part of a survey of readers' awareness of current anime works and characters and is not intended to determine the superiority or inferiority of any one character or work. We hope that this article will provide you with an opportunity to learn about new works and characters and deepen your understanding and interest in them.

The first 15 minutes of "Mobile Suit Gundam: Hathaway's Flash" is now available for free! The encounter between Hathaway, Gigi, and Kenneth is shown.

“Mobile Suit Gundam: Hathaway’s Flash" (to be released on May 7, 2021) has released the first 15 minutes and 53 seconds of the film for free ahead of its release. The original story of "Mobile Suit Gundam: Hathaway’s Flash" is a novel of the same title written by Tomino Yoshiyuki, which deeply inherits the world view of "Mobile Suit Gundam: Char’s Counterattack," which depicts the final battle between Amuro and Char. The story depicts the new battle being waged by the anti-Earth Federation government movement "Mufti" on the vertical axis, and the intersecting fates of its leader Hathaway Noa, the mysterious beautiful girl Gigi Andalucia, and Federation Colonel Kenneth Sleg on the horizontal axis. In the beginning of the film, we see Hathaway, Gigi, Kenneth, and others meeting on the way to Earth. It also shows the "one incident" that starts the story. “Mobile Suit Gundam: Hathaway’s Flash" will be on screenreleased on May 7 at all Roadshow theaters, and on the same day a limited edition Blu-ray will also be sold at all theaters that screen the filmreleased. As a bonus, the novel "Mobile Suit Gundam: Hathaway’s Flash", volume 1 and a newly recorded reading CD will be included. (C) Sotsu, Sunrise

Newly-drawn images of “the Akai Family and Team Police Academy” by Gosho Aoyama was revealed on Twitter!

The movie ‘Detective Conan: The Scarlet Bullet’ has been released on April 16, 2021. While the fans are in excitement, the author Gosho Aoyama visited the Detective Conan Cafe Omotesando location. Aoyama drew some new images of the Akai Family and Team Police Academy, and the image was posted on Detective Conan Cafe’s official Twitter account. ‘Detective Conan: The Scarlet Bullet’ is the latest feature film from the Detective Conan series and is a sequel to the 23rd film ‘Detective Conan: The Fist of Blue Sapphire’, which made the best box office ever in the series: 9.37 billion Japanese Yen. The film was originally scheduled to be released on April 17, 2020, but was postponed due to the pandemic of COVID-19. After almost 1 year of postponement, now the film is finally in theaters starting on April 16. In the excitement that the box office of ‘The Scarlet Bullet’ passed 2.2 billion Japanese Yen only 3 days since the release, Detective Conan Cafe’s official Twitter account made a post saying “The author Gosho Aoyama visits our Omotesando location and does some drawing for us!” with 4 newly-drawn images by Gosho Aoyama attached. One of the new images includes the Akai Family and Yumi Miyamoto with Conan wearing sunglasses. There is also another drawing with “Team Police Academy”, which includes Wataru Takagi, Miwako Sato, Rei Furuya, and Jinpei Matsuda. It is a must-see image in which Takagi gives an exciting implication about the next film in his speech bubble: “The next film will feature us”. The images can be seen at the Omotesando location from April 20, and prints are also planned to be shown at other locations of Detective Conan Cafe in Japan. Check Detective Conan Cafe’s official Twitter account for more details. (C)2020 Gosho Aoyama /Detective Conan Production Committee

"Hetalia World★Stars" Czech and Slovakia are living apart, but...? Advance cut-scenes of #4

The outline and advance cut-scenes of #4 "Czech and Slovakia-Part 2" of the TV anime "Hetalia World★Stars" (broadcast on April 22, 2021) have been released. "Hetalia World★Stars" is based on the same-name manga by Himaruya Hidekaz that is serialized on "Jump+". He might be here as short as a few days or as long as a few hundred years before he disappeared on a certain day. His name and personality might change and he might also appear when someone just happened to think about him. He is a extremely strange being, but everyone accepts it normally, and he is even being pushed around by his superior. This is a story about this strange fellow. In #4, the result after the discussion on the hyphen is Czech and Slovakia will be living apart. But they felt lonely when living alone... #4 "Czech and Slovakia-Part 2" of "Hetalia World★Stars" was broadcast at 12:00 AM on April 22, 2021, on dAnime Store, Nico Nico Video, GYAO!, dTV, FOD, and other websites. (C)Himaruya Hidekaz/ Shueisha, Hetalia W★S Production Committee

"Zombie Land Saga Revenge" What unbelievable news. They are going to invade Saga... Advance cut-scenes of episode 3

The outline and advance cut-scenes of episode 3 "The Acoustic SAGA of Love and Youth" of the TV anime "Zombie Land Saga Revenge" (Broadcast date: April 22, 2021) have been released. "Zombie Land Saga Revenge" is about the mysterious idol's producer, Tatsumi Koutarou, who formed the local idol group "Franchouchou", consisting of the 7 legendary girls that he revived as zombies. This is the 2nd season of the "Brand-new Zombie Idol Anime", "Zombie Land Saga" that depicts their efforts to save Saga Prefecture. The title of episode 3 is "The Acoustic SAGA of Love and Youth". The popularity of Franchouchou is bound to increase after they have gotten a radio program. By making use of this momentum, it is time to cover up the failure at the Ekimae Fudousan Stadium. Just when we were thinking about the method, we heard unbelievable news. They are going to invade Saga. We have to increase our battle power if we want to win against them. The key person is... To think that the enemy has the same thought as well-- From "Tatsumi Koutarou"'s diary The broadcast date of episode 3 "The Acoustic SAGA of Love and Youth" of "Zombie Land Saga Revenge" is on April 22, 2021 (Thursday), on TOKYO MX. (C) Zombie Land Saga Revenge Production Committee

"Bakuten!!" Shoutarou Passes the Test! Next is the Joint Training Camp! Episode 3 Sneak Peek

From the TV anime "Bakuten!!", the outline and scenes from episode 3 "Gasshuku Shitai!" (I want to Go to Training Camp!), broadcast on Thursday, April 23, 2021, have been released. "Bakuten!!" is a "sports ensemble cast" depicting Futaba Shoutarou, who encounters "men's rhythmic gymnastics" in the last summer of junior high, entering the men's rhythmic gymnastics club in Soushukan High School and devoting his youth to gymnastics with his teammates. Episode 3 is titled "Gasshuku Shitai!" After a week of intensive training, Shoutarou passes the test to participate in the team competition. Finally, his career as a rhythmic gymnast begins, and in no time, the joint training camp with Ao High's rival, Hakumei University Affiliated High School (Shiro High) is planned. As a rookie, Shoutarou tries to keep up with the other members and practices at the park when a mysterious boy appears in front of him. "Bakuten!!" Episode 3 "Gasshuku Shitai!" was broadcast on Fuji TV in the "Noitamina" slot on Thursday, April 23, 2021. (C) Bakuten Production Committee

Taketatsu Ayana tries her luck at rapid shiritori with the characters from "Shonen Weekly Jump"! New TV commercial for "Jumpuchi" has started

The smartphone game app “Jumpuchi Heroes”, which has a lot of “Weekly Shonen Jump” characters, started to broadcast a new TV commercial from April 21, 2021. This TV ad is about playing shiritori (Japanese word game) with the narration by Taketatsu Ayana. A comment from Taketatsu has arrived. "Jumpuchi Heroes" is popping PRG of "Friendship, Hard Work, and Victory" that started from March 2018 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of "Weekly Shonen Jump". Under the story of taking down the demon king that put the heart of darkness in Jump characters, the historical line-up of the Jump characters are the appealing point of the app. Exciting battle by the characters can be enjoyed by simply tapping on the screen that recreates the important scenes from the original manga. The new TV ad released this time connects the heroes and heroines from "Weekly Shonen Jump" manga with the narration by Taketatsu Ayana. Taketatsu started the recording session relaxingly by pronouncing the names of the characters and the special moves with the rhythms. She focused on the practice of pronouncing the names rapidly, and even when she was asked, "do you want to have the character names shorter, when pronouncing rapidly?", she answered, "No, I want to continue what I am doing". She changed the tone of her voice several times and some staff are charmed by her variety of skills. The TV ad "Character Shiritori Arc." of "Jumpuchi Heroes" will be broadcast from April 21 around Japan except for few regions. the 2nd TV ad is upcoming on April 28. 【Taketatsu Ayana】 My name is Taketatsu Ayana, and I was the narrator for this TV commercial. This world is like a dream, where all heroes and heroines from "Weekly Shonen Jump" assembled in one occasion! I want to start playing "Jumpuchi Heroes", too! Shiritori and quick reading made me feel that I was playing the game, and I really enjoyed it. If you watched the ad, please try the quick reading! Thank you. (C)JUMP 50th Anniversary(C)LINE Corporation(C)WonderPlanet Inc.

"How Not to Summon a Demon Lord Ω" Lumachina and Rem got involved in the "Ritual" of the believers!? Advance cut-scenes of episode 3

The outline and advance cut-scenes of episode 3 "Corrupt Ritual" of "How Not to Summon a Demon Lord Ω" (Broadcast date: April 22, 2021) have been released. "How Not to Summon a Demon Lord Ω" is based on the light novel that has more than 3 million copies in circulation and is the second season of the TV anime "How Not to Summon a Demon Lord", which was broadcast in 2018. It is an "another world adventure story filled with dream and magic" about the main protagonist Sakamoto Takuma, who was summoned to another world in his game appearance, introduced himself as the "demon lord Diablo" and moved forward with the tremendous power while acting like a demon lord. The title of episode 3 is "Corrupt Ritual". Lumachina and Rem found out that Batutta is using a large-scale curse to threaten the live of the residents, but they were put to sleep with drugs. When both of them awake, they found themselves in the underground space, where the believers are undergoing a "ritual". After Horn informed Diablo and Shera that Lumachina and Rem were kidnapped, both of them immediately take actions to rescue them. The broadcast date of episode 3 "Corrupt Ritual" of "How Not to Summon a Demon Lord Ω" is on April 22, 2021, on TBS. (C) Murasaki Yukiya, Kodansha/ How Not to Summon a Demon Lord Ω Production Committee

"Osamake: Romcom Where The Childhood Friend Won't Lose" Let's get revenge! Abe-senpai found out about the secrets... Advance cut-scenes of episode 2

The outline and advance cut-scenes of episode 2 "Kare to Kanojo to Kanojo no Jijou (His, Her and Her Situations)" of the TV anime "Osamake: Romcom Where The Childhood Friend Won't Lose" (broadcast date on April 21, 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. The title for episode 2 is "Kare to Kanojo to Kanojo no Jijou". In order to get revenge, Sueharu is searching for any bad rumors about Shirokusa's boyfriend, Abe-senpai, but Abe-senpai found out about the secret of Sueharu instead. Moreover, after hearing his true intention of dating Shirokusa, Suehara desire to seek revenge has become stronger. As he plans to do it during the play at the upcoming Cultural Festival, he asked Shirokusa to be the scriptwriter for the play, but... The broadcast date of episode 2 "Kare to Kanojo to Kanojo no Jijou" of "Osamake: Romcom Where The Childhood Friend Won't Lose" is on April 21, 2021, on TOKYO MX and other channels. (C) 2021 Nimaru Shuichi/ KADOKAWA/ Osamake Production Committee

Voice Actor Hatanaka Tasuku Took on a "First Time" Photo Shoot! All the raw photos for "Monthly TV Guide" are now available!

The monthly TV information magazine "Monthly TV Guide June 2021", in which voice actor Hatanaka Tasuku appears as a gravure, will be released on April 24. A total of six types of raw photos as a purchaser's privilege have now been revealed. Hatanaka-san will be releasing his new single "TWISTED HEARTS" on April 28. For the voice actor gravure in the June issue of "Monthly TV Guide", Hatanaka-sn is featured in a cute gravure with angel wings on his back and playing with a stuffed bear, and in a sexy gravure with bare skin and a jacket, revealing his "male" charm. I'm sure you'll enjoy it. Hatanaka-san was amazed by the props prepared by the editorial department, and moved comically when carrying the angel wings, and did muscle training just before the jacket shoot to pump up his body. Without any hesitation, he showed his pride as an expressive person. Even at the end, he said, "I don't know! I'm wondering how it's going to turn out when it's finished (laughs)," but it seems that the gravure will be released as an attractive two-sided gravure that doesn't have the foggiest clue about that. The “Monthly TV Guide June 2021 Issue”, in which Hatanaka Tasuku appears in the voice actor gravure, will go on sale on April 24 at a special price of 440 JPY. If you purchase it through animate mail order, it will come with a special raw photo with different designs for the Kanto, Kansai, Aichi, Mie, Gifu, Fukuoka, Saga, Oita, Hokkaido, and Shizuoka editions. [Hatanaka Tasuku] This shoot was full of firsts. It was the first time for me to have feathers growing out of my back, and it was also the first time for me to wear a "jacket naked". I had no idea what was going on. That's why it was so interesting (laughs). I'm anxious to see how it turns out. Even if you show me photos of senior voice actors taken in the past in the back issues, they are a little too different from the photos taken this time, so I still don't know. ...... I hope it was okay. I'm very nervous. Please make it good! Please make it good!

"Shaman King" Tokagero Plays a Dirty Trick! What Will Yoh and Amidamaru Do? Episode 4 Sneak Peek

From the TV anime "Shaman King", the outline and scenes from Episode 4 "Best Place", broadcast on Thursday, April 22, 2021, have been released. "Shaman King" is a story about "Shamans", who can communicate with gods and spirits, fighting for the title of the "Shaman King", the king who can control the universe. It was originally serialized in "Weekly Shonen Jump" by Takei Hiroyuki under the title "Shaman King" from 1998 to 2004. He followed with "Shaman King: Flowers" in "Jump X" from 2011 to 2014, and "Shaman King: The Super Star" is currently serialized on Kodansha's "Shonen Magazine Edge". Episode 4 is titled "Best Place". "Wooden Sword" Ryu and his gang are in search of their "Best Place", a place where they can truly feel comfortable. But it isn't an easy search... That's when Ryu becomes possessed by Tokagero, an evil spirit of a thief, and takes Manta hostage. Tokagero has a grudge against Amidamaru and uses Ryu's gang to attack Yoh's home. How will Yoh and Amidamaru fight against Tokagero's dirty tricks? "Shaman King" Episode 4 "Best Place" was broadcast from 5:55 p.m. on Thursday, April 22, 2021, on TV Tokyo and other channels. (C) Takei Hiroyuki, Kodansha / Shaman King Project., TV Tokyo

In "Jouran," Yukimura, shaken by Tsukishiro's advice, makes a decision... Episode 3 Advance Cut

From the TV anime "Jouran THE PRINCESS OF SNOW AND BLOOD", the summary and advance scene cuts of Episode 3 "Confidential Matter 614 the Enemy Within" which was aired on April 20 (Tue) have been released. “Jouran THE PRINCESS OF SNOW AND BLOOD" is a new original anime from NTV, hulu, Tatsunoko Pro, Dentsu, and Bushiroad. Set in an alternate Japan in the 64th year of the Meiji period where Tokugawa Yoshinobu continues to maintain absolute power, it depicts Yukimura Sawa, an executioner of the "Nue", a dark organization held by the Tokugawa government, as she searches for Janome, who killed her family when she was a child. The title of the Episode 3 is "Confidential Matters 614 the Enemy Within". It was Jin who ordered the vault keeper's murder, and it was at Yoshinobu's request. Tsukishiro understands Yukimura's frustration but suggests that she may be in danger in the process of revenge and advises her to disengage. Yukimura is shaken and makes a decision. Episode 3 of "Jouran The Princess of Snow and Blood" was broadcast on April 20, 2021 (Tue) on Nippon Television Network and other stations. (C) Jouran Production Committee

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From 'Twisted-Wonderland', twin ring necklaces inspired by Night Ravens College students, including Riddle and Leona, have been released!

Date: 2021-04-23
From 'Disney: Twisted-Wonderland', twin ring necklaces, inspired by Riddle, Leona, and other students, have been released! The items aree built to order on 'FanFun MARKET'. '"Disney: Twisted-Wonderland" Heartslabyul Riddle Rosehearts Twin Ring Necklace' holds a ring with a red stone resembling a magical stone embedded, another ring with the patterns that symbolize Heartslabyul, and a charm with the name and a Groovy Candy engraved. "Disney: Twisted-Wonderland" Savanaclaw Leona Kingscholar Twin Ring Necklace holds a ring with a yellow stone resembling a magical stone embedded, another ring with the patterns that symbolize Savanaclaw, and a charm with the name and a Groovy Candy engraved. Other line-ups include each Night Ravens College dorm's head, such as Azul Ashengrotto and Kalim Al-Asim, and some students. '"Disney: Twisted-Wonderland" Twin Ring Necklace' is priced at 14,000 JPY (tax excluded) each. These items are built to order on 'FanFun MARKET'. (C)Disney
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"Puella Magi Madoka Magica" Kaname Madoka's "Soul Gem" Becomes a Full-Size Item! It Can Actually be Purified with the Grief Seed

From "Puella Magi Madoka Magica" comes a roughly 1/1 scale "Soul Gem" of the protagonist "Kaname Madoka", with a "Grief Seed" that can purify the Soul Gem. Pre-orders are available on "Premium Bandai" from 4:00 p.m. on April 23, 2021. The roughly 1/1 scale item is a faithful recreation of the Soul Gem as in the show, created under official supervision. In addition to the "Realistic" lighting and sound effects of the "PROPOLICA" series, the Soul Gem, which gets cloudy from agitation and despair, can be purified by putting the Grief Seed close to it. It has recordings of over 40 famous lines by Madoka, and also a bonus voice of Kyuubey. "PROPOLICA Soul Gem & Grief Seed Set -Kaname Madoka ver.-" is priced at 6,050 JPY (tax included). Pre-orders are available on "Premium Bandai" from 4:00 p.m. on April 23, 2021. (C) Magica Quartet / Aniplex, Madoka Partners, MBS

'Jujutsu Kaisen' has announced a leather collection made of genuine leather! Wallet and other items featuring Itadori Yuji, Gojo Satoru, Ryomen Sukuna, and others will be available.

The leather collection made of genuine leather has been released, featuring "Jujutsu Kaisen". Pre-orders are currently accepted on 'Premium Bandai'. The line-up includes 'business card holder', 'coin case with pass holder', 'key case' for 'Jujutsu Kaisen Leather Collection 1', and 'long zip around wallet', 'long flap wallet', and 'folded wallet' for 'Jujutsu Kaisen Leather Collection 2'. Each item offers 'Itadori Yuji Model', 'Fushiguro Megumi Model', 'Kugisaki Nobara Model', 'Zenin Maki Model', 'Inumaki Toge Model', 'Panda Model', 'Nanami Kento Model', 'Gojo Satoru Model', and 'Ryomen Sukuna Model'. All the products are made of genuine leather with metal parts molded on the emblem of Jujutsu High School and the letter "呪い(curse)", and a zipper with a color stone inspired by each character. 'Jujutsu Kaisen Leather Collection 1' is priced at 11,000 JPY (tax included), and 'Jujutsu Kaisen Leather Collection 2' at 22,000 JPY (tax included). Pre-orders are currently accepted on 'Premium Bandai', and the delivery is scheduled for August.

From 'World Trigger', merchandise with original illustrations featuring Easter has been released! POP UP STORE will be available

POP UP STORE featuring "World Trigger" will be available at certain Loft stores from April 23, 2021. At '"World Trigger" POP UP STORE in Loft', Easter merchandise with original illustrations of Border members in spring costumes will be available. The line-up consists of a trading tin badge, acrylic stand, tote bag, and others. '"World Trigger" POP UP STORE in Loft' will be open sequentially from April 23, 2021, at Shibuya Loft, Tokyo. (C)Ashihara Daisuke / Shueisha, TV Asahi, Toei Animation

"World Trigger" By taking a photo of the emblem on the phone, it will glow! An aurora reflection mask has been announced

An "Aurora Reflection Mask" inspired by the opening theme of the 2nd season of the TV anime "World Trigger" has been announced. Pre-orders are available on "BABY FAZE SHOP". "World Trigger Aurora Reflection Mask" makes use of the world's patent technology, "LIGHT FORCE (R)". At first glance, the emblem looks normal, but once you take a photo of it on your smartphone and other devices with the "Flash On", the aurora color will be reflected. The base color of the mask is black and there is a total of 11 designs for the emblem. It is a free-size (approximately W 28.5cm X H 13.5cm) mask. This Japan-made high quality polyester mask that can be worn perfectly and the variety of choices will make you enjoy yourselves when choosing your daily mask. Also, when walking at night, it reflects the headlight of the car and gives off a shine, so it is safe on the road. (*The light can only be seen by the driver) The price of a single piece of "World Trigger Aurora Reflection Mask" is 1,650 JPY (tax included) while the set of 11 pieces is priced at 14,850 JPY (tax included). Pre-orders are available on "BABY FAZE SHOP" from April 17, 2021 to May 17, 2021. *The product is not able to defend against all types of bacteria and virus. (C) Ashihara Daisuke/ Shueisha, TV Asahi, Toei Animation

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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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Date: 2021-03-05
A trailer of "The Journey," an animated feature film collaborated with Saudi Arabian animation production company Manga Productions and Toei Animation, has been released along with the 71st Berlin International Film Festival, which was held online on March 1, 2021. "The Journey" is an animated feature film collaborated with Saudi Arabia and Japan, directed by Shizuno Kobun, the director of "Case Closed: The Crimson Love Letter" and "Godzilla: Planet of the Monsters". The film is scheduled to be released in May 2021 at Vox Cinemas in the Middle East and North Africa region, and in June at T-Joy in Japan, and will be screened in 4DX for the first time as a Saudi film. <The following is the full text of the comments. Manga Productions CEO Bukhary Essam For many years we have grown up watching anime films. We are very happy to be able to co-create a feature film with Japan. "The Journey" is an example of how we have invested in and focused on the talents of Saudi artists. Young Saudi men and women were sent to Toei Animation's studio for training. They later joined Manga Productions and became involved in the creative production of the film. Director: Shizuno Kobun I think this is the first time a Japanese director has worked with Saudi Arabia on a film. I feel very honored to have created a film about Saudi Arabia. "The Journey" is the result of what Saudi and Japanese staff members made efforts. It is a joint work that combines both cultures in at frames, music, and everything else. [The main voice actors / actresses in the film] Furuya Toru as Aus Mitsuishi Kotono Hind Kamiya Hiroshi as Zurara Nakamura Yuichi as Nizar Nakai Kazuya as Musab Kuroda Takaya as Abraha
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