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"Kemono Jihen" Anime's visual is released. The director is "Izetta: The Last Witch" Fujimori Masaya

"Rebuild of Evangelion" Unit-00 becomes an action figure! It can be reproduced in two forms

From "Gundam A.O.Z" comes a Gunpla of "Kehaar II", a variation model of TR-6. Check out its transformation gimmick.

「Tokyo Honyaku Quest」, a fan-participation translation platform for anime article has launched its pilot version!

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Morikubo Shoutarou plays the role of Takuma Tsunekichi, the inventor of Japan's first "domestic boiler" in an original corporate animation.

Date: 2020-10-28
Morikubo Shotaro, Komagata Yuri , and Amasaki Kohei appear in Takuma Co., Ltd.'s original anime "Kono Sora no Shita de", which will be available on YouTube from Oct. 19, 2020. Takuma Co., Ltd. is a company that is currently involved in the construction and operation of environmentally friendly waste treatment plants and biomass power plants. Takuma Tsunekichi, the founder of the company, invented Japan's first domestic boiler from scratch, despite various difficulties during the tumultuous times of the Meiji, Taisho and Showa eras. The original animation "Kono Sora no Shita de" was created with the founder's aspiration to contribute to the society by challenging new things with courage and hope at a time when the society is going through a big change. The main character is a new employee, Inoue Mirai (CV. Komagata Yuri). She joins Takuma with hope and confidence, but her confidence is shaken when she sees Shimozono (CV. Amasaki Kohei) and other current employees. Then, Mirai travels back in time from the roof of the company and meets the founder of the company, Takuma Tsunekichi (CV. Morikubo Shoutarou), who invented the first domestic boiler and gives her the courage to try something new.
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"Twisted" The hand towels with Riddle and others in the ceremonial outfit have been announced

From "Disney Twisted Wonderland" comes the hand towel featuring the dormitory leader, including Riddle in the ceremonial outfit. Pre-orders are currently available at "Perfect World Tokyo". The size of the product is 35 cm x 35 cm, which is maybe a little big. As it soft to touch, you could use it as a towel as well as decorate it as a character item. The line-up consists of 7 types, which are Riddle from Heartslabyul, Leona from Savanaclaw, Azul from Octavinelle, Kalim from Scarabia, Vil from Pomefiore, Idia from Ignihyde, and Malleus from Diasomnia. "Disney Twisted Wonderland Hand Towel" is priced at 880 JPY (tax excluded) each. Pre-orders are currently available at "Perfect World Tokyo". (C)Disney

Hanae Natsuki, Sakura Ayane, and Kitou Akari have been announced as the cast! The isekai fantasy light novel "Tsuki ga Michibiku Isekai Douchuu" with a circulation of "over 1.4 million copies" has received an anime adaptation

The isekai fantasy light novel "Tsuki ga Michibiku Isekai Douchuu", which has a series total circulation of over 1.4 million copies, has received a TV anime adaptation in 2021. The 1st key visual, a teaser , as well as the main cast information, which are Hanae Natsuki, Sakura Ayane, and Kito Akari, have been announced. "Tsuki ga Michibiku Isekai Douchuu" is based on the isekai fantasy light novel by the readers' award of Alpha Polis "5th Fantasy Light Novel Competition". This slightly unfortunate story about the misfortunate guy with overpowered abilities and his surrounding unique characters has becomes a hot topic immediately, and the series has exceed a circulation of 1.4 million copies (inclusive of e-books). The main cast and staff information have also been announced. Hanae Natsuki will voice Misumi Makoto, Sakura Ayane will voice Tomoe, and Kitou Akari will voice Mio. The director will be Ishihira Shinji (known for "Fairy Tail" and "Log Horizon"), series composition by Ihara Kenta (known for "The Saga of Tanya the Evil"), character design by Suzuki Yukie (known for "Harukana Receive"), music by Takanashi Yasuharu (known for "Zombie Land Saga"), and the animation production by C2C (known for "The Journey of Elaina"). (C)Azumi Kei, Alpha Polis /Tsuki ga Michibiku Isekai Douchuu Production Committee

"Your Name", "Weathering With You", Director Shinkai Makoto's Origin "She and Her Cat: Everything Flows -Complete Version-" Will Be Broadcast on BS 12

"She and Her Cat: Everything Flows -Complete Version-" is a TV anime adaptation of the origin of director Shinkai Makoto, and it will be broadcast on BS12 TwellV "Nichiyou Anime Gekijou" on Oct. 25, 2020. "She and Her Cat: Everything Flows -Complete Version-" is a TV anime adaptation of "She and Her Cat", the origin of director Shinkai Makoto who is known for works such as "Your Name" and "Weathering With You", created by the staff of Shunei. It depicts the life of her and her cat "Boku", and it stars Hanazawa Kana, Asanuma Shintarou, Yahagi Sayuri, and Hiramatsu Akiko. "She and Her Cat: Everything Flows -Complete Version-" will be broadcast on BS 12 TwellV "Nichiyou Anime Gekijou" from 7:00 P.M., Oct. 25. In addition, after the broadcast of this work, there will be a rebroadcasting of the TV animation "Like the Clouds, Like the Wind". (C)Makoto Shinkai / CWF, She and Her Cat EF Production Committee (C)Pierrot, NTV

The movie that won 8 awards at various international animation film festivals! 'Away', which was created alone by a Latvian rookie creator , will be released in Japan

"Away", an animated long film that was created alone by Gints Zilbalodis, a Latvian rookie creator alone, will be released on Dec. 11, 2020. The poster visual, trailer, and comments from Zilbalodis, who managed all the positions by himself as producer, director, editor, and songwriter, have also been revealed. "Away" is a road movie that features a beautiful journey of a boy, who was on a plane that crash-landed on an island, and runs through various places there on a motorcycle. It is a non-speaking long animation film, and conveys the director's thoughts through philosophical metaphors. Gints Zilbalodis, a Latvian rookie creator, spent three years to create the film by himself. In the 'Annecy International Animation Film Festival', which is one of the most prestigious and largest-scale international animation film festivals, it became the first generation to win the grand prize on Contrechamp category, which was newly established in 2019 and is targeted toward experimental, innovative long films. Following that, it has won a total of 8 awards in various international animation film festivals, was shortlisted for Best Animated Feature Film in the '92nd Academy Awards', and was nominated for Outstanding Music in '47th Annie Awards'. The trailer and poster have a design that make you imagine what will be waiting for the protagonist. Please look forward to the first long film created with all his heart by "highly anticipated creator from Europe", who has been influenced by Japanese animation works since his childhood. The animated long film "Away" will be released from Dec. 11, 2020 at Shinjuku Musashino-Kan and other theaters. Gints Zilbalodis 'Away' includes my very personal point of view, so I am really grateful and excited to deliver it to all over the world. I'm so happy that it will be released in Japan, the place that has had a great influence on me. (C)2019 DREAM WELL STUDIO. All Rights Reserved.

A talk show with cast members such as Hanazawa Kana and Komatsu Mikako will be screened before the main story! There will be a release commemorative special program of "Happy-Go-Lucky Days: Dounika Naru Hibi"

As a bonus for visitors to "Happy-Go-Lucky Days: Dounika Naru Hibi" (to be released on October 23, 2020), the theater video bonus "Special Cast Talk -Happy-Go-Lucky Days, Our Days-" has been decided to be screened before the main story screening. "Happy-Go-Lucky Days: Dounika Naru Hibi" is an animated movie based on an omnibus manga depicting various romance patterns by Shimura Takako, a master of youth ensemble drama known for her masterpieces such as "Wandering Son: Hourou Musuko" and " Sweet Blue Flowers: Aoi Hana". Theater video bonus "Special Cast Talk -Happy-Go-Lucky Days, Our Days-" delivers special talk videos by the cast members who appear in each episode on a weekly basis. This time, some of the video bonus and photos of the cast talk from each episode have been released. Also, "The Movie 'Happy-Go-Lucky Days' release commemorative special program" by Hanazawa Kana and Shiraishi Ryoko has been decided to be held on YouTube LIVE from 8:30 pm on October 23, which is the release date. "Happy-Go-Lucky Days: Dounika Naru Hibi" will be released at theaters nationwide from October 23. (C) Shimura Takako / Ohta Publishing/ "Happy-Go-Lucky Days: Dounika Naru Hibi" Production Committee

A "Netflix" talk event with Kimura Ryohei and Suwabe Junichi! Latest Anime Presentation, Live Streaming on YouTube

Netflix Anime Festival 2020, which will present the latest information on anime titles to be distributed by Netflix from late 2020 to 2021 to the world, will be streamed live for free for the first time on Oct. 27, 2020. The program will include talk shows by voice actors such as Kimura Ryohei, Ueda Rena, Moroboshi Sumire and Suwabe Junichi, as well as live performances by artists such as GRANRODEO, TRUE and OTMGirls. 'Netflix' has held the 'Anime Lineup Presentation' every year since 2017 to bring together the latest information on hot anime titles, but this year's fourth edition, titled 'Netflix Anime Festival 2020', will be the first free live streaming in consideration of the spread of the novel coronavirus. Anyone can participate in this event through the 'Netflix Japan' official YouTube account. The first part, "Netflix Anime Lineup Presentation", will feature model Uchida Rio, who is known as a passionate fan of anime, as a special supporter and will present the latest information on "Netflix" anime. The CG drama series "Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness", "Eden" directed by Irie Yasuhiro, the director of "FULLMETAL ALCHEMIST", "Spriggan", the first anime adaptation of the legendary comic, and many other new titles will also be announced. In the first part, David Production producer Tanaka Shuichiro and "Thermae Romae" creator Yamazaki Mari will be invited as guests to talk about the current status of domestic anime production and the future work with "Netflix". In the second part, 'Netflix Anime Grand Appreciation Festival', comedian Tenshinu Mukai, who is a fan of anime, will be the host and there will be a talk event by voice actors including Kimura Ryohei, Ueda Lena, Moroboshi Sumire and Suwabe Junichi, in addition to answering questions on SNS using the hashtag '#Netflix Animefest Voice Actor ni Question'. On top of that, there will be live performances by GRANRODEO, who has worked on the opening theme song of "Baki" Death Row Convict Arc, TRUE, who impressed many anime fans with the theme song of "Violet Evergarden", and OTMGirls, an idol group that appeared in "Aggressive Rageshi" and has received a great response from overseas. This is a project to enjoy "Netflix" anime from various angles. Netflix Anime Festival 2020 will broadcast "[Part 1] Netflix Anime Lineup Announcement" on Oct. 27, 2020 from 10:00A. M. to 12:00 P. M. and "[Part 2] Netflix Anime Appreciation Festival" from 08:30 P. M. to 10:00 P. M. on the official YouTube account of "Netflix Japan".

"Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba"'s "Oni" collaboration with "Onishi" has been decided! But what exactly is Onishi...? It will be held at Takahama City, Aichi Prefecture.

TV anime "Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba" is doing a collaboration with the "Onishi", the craftsmen of "Sanshu Onigawara Crafts" that is recognized as the country's traditional craft. It will be held from Oct. 30 at Takahama City, Aichi Prefecture. This collaboration will have sales of a limited original roof tile created by the onishi as well as a digital stamp rally. A roof tile "Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba" monument featuring the carving of Tanjirou and others will be created delicately by the onishi and it will be set up in front of the Administrative Building of Takahama City. Also, a workshop to experience being an onishi will be held and you can also challenge doing the clay embossing on the tile. An original tin badge and clear file will be given to the participants. The "Oni Collaboration" between TV anime "Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba" and "Onishi" will be held from Oct. 30 at Takahama City, Aichi Prefecture. (c)Gotouge Koyoharu/Shueisha, Aniplex, ufotable

"TenSura" 2nd Key Visual has been revealed! The "Onimori" live streaming that delivers the latest information with the main casts has been decided

The 2nd key visual of "That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime Season 2" that will broadcast from January 2021, has been revealed. The comments from the original authors and Okasaki Miho, voice of Rimuru, have been revealed. "That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime" is based on the light novel and manga of the same name by Kawakami Taiki, Fuse, and Mitz Vah. The first season was broadcast in 2018 and this latest work is the second season. The protagonist, Rimuru along with the numerous monsters that respect him had set up the country "Jura-Tempest Federation" and through the promise and trade with the surrounding nations, the peaceful ideals of "a country where human and monster can co-habit" was realized. However, the thought of "being hostile toward monster" clearly exists in this world. When Rimuru was struck by that unreasonable truth, he has to make a choice. The raging new chapter of reincarnation entertainment has started... Also, toward the broadcast of "TenSura Season 2", a live program featuring the casts will be broadcast from 7 PM, on November 8, on Nico Nico Live Broadcasting and YouTube. The program will recap on the first season and the 2nd PV filled with new cut-scene is in plan. "That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime Season 2" will be broadcast in 2021. Fuse (Original Author of the Light Novel "That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime") Time flies so fast as the broadcast will start soon. As the contents of season 2 are more toward seriousness, so we are doing our best so that everyone can continue enjoying it, do look forward to it!! Kawakami Taiki (Manga "That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime") I can't stop my excitement as we are getting closer and closer toward the broadcast. Season 2 will be quite amazing and there are a lot of highlights as well, I will do my best so that the manga won't lose to it! Mitz Vah (Character Designer of the Light Novel "That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime") As the latest visual has been revealed, the long waiting moment is slowly getting closer now. As the story progresses, I hope you can feel the thrill while being absorbed into the world of TenSura. I believe that season 2 is the entrance to that world. As the character designer, I have designed it with the premonition that something will happen, so do enjoy it! Okasaki Miho (Voice of Rimuru in TV anime "That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime") The main story, sentimental action of Rimuru, and the raging development will continue in season 2. I will try my best in acting so that you are able to feel the cool side of the "manly" Rimuru-sama. After the broadcast of season 1, I was able to feel every love toward the work as well as the character Rimuru, so I will put in more efforts during the recording! Please look forward to TenSura Season 2! (C)Kawakami Taiki, Fuse, Kodansha/TenSura Production Committee

"Violet Evergarden: The Movie" Audience Exceeds 1 Million! Original Clear File Folders Will be Distributed

The total number of audiences of "Violet Evergarden: The Movie", which is now in theaters, has exceeded 1 million on Oct. 18, 2020. It has been decided that a "Thank You for the Smash Hit! Original Clear File Folder" will be distributed to all audiences. "Violet Evergarden" is a TV anime by Kyoto Animation broadcast in 2018. It gained attention from its world of rich emotion and the finely detailed depiction of the characters' feelings. As of Oct. 18, the film has attracted 1,018,410 viewers and earned 1,454,170,500 JPY, ranking in the top 5 of weekend box office audiences for 5 consecutive weeks. In return for this hit, it has been decided that an original clear file folder with an illustration of Violet will be distributed to the audiences as an additional present. A limited number will be distributed from Oct. 23. Also, you can get a virtual background of the film's illustration at the official website. "Violet Evergarden: The Film" is currently in nationwide theaters. (C)Akatsuki Kana, Kyoto Animation / Violet Evergarden Production Committee

Kamiya Akira, Chiba Shiger, Mituya Yuuji... Legendary Voice Actors Spill Their Guts on Live Streaming! "I've been honest to myself my whole life, so I like to say whatever is on my mind."

"Seiyu no Honne" (Honest Thoughts of Voice Actors), a talk show in which the legendary voice actors express their hidden honest thoughts, will be streamed live on the on the Family Gekijou Official YouTube Channel and their video streaming service "Family Gekijou Club". Prior to the broadcast, we have received comments from the participants, Kamiya Akira, Chiba Shigeru, Shimamoto Sumi, Mitsuya Yuuji, Inoue Kazuhiko, and Horiuchi Kenyuu. "Seiyu no Honne" is a talk show where the voice actors express their honest thoughts with their friends while having a drink, letting us see their personal lives, and find out new things about them. The first episode on Oct. 23 will feature Kamiya Akira, who played Saeba Ryou in "City Hunter", and Chiba Shigeru, who played Buggy in "One Piece". The second episode on Nov. 7 will feature Shimamoto Sumi, who played Nausicaä in "Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind", and Mitsuya Yuuji, who played Uesugi Tatsuya in "Touch". And the third episode on Nov. 21 will feature Inoue Kazuhiko, who played Nyanko-sensei/Madara in "Natsume's Book of Friends", and Horiuchi Kenyuu, who played lieutenant colonel Yuuki. "Seiyu no Honne" will be broadcast live on the Family Gekijou official YouTube channel and their video streaming service "Family Gekijou Club". Also on "Family Gekijou Club", there will be an exclusive live stream of "overtime talk" for 30 minutes after the 60 minutes of live streaming. The popular voice actors have a history. Don't miss out on the legendary voice actors talking about the past, future, and their "truly honest thoughts". 【Kamiya Akira】 I can't wait to see what stories come out! 【Chiba Shigeru】 I'm so excited to talk to my great senpai, Kamiya Akira-san, over some drinks in this program. Please look forward to hearing our honest thoughts! ( ^ω^) 【Shimamoto Sumi】 Mitsuya-san debuted before I did, but we're the same age! I'm looking forward to asking him about his debut and other things. But I am a bit worried that this is a live broadcast... 【Mitsuya Yuuji】 I've been honest to myself my whole life, so I like to say whatever is on my mind. Shimamoto-san and I are good friends, so I might say things that I shouldn't. Please stay tuned! 【Inoue Kazuhiko】 Honest thoughts? I guess I haven't expressed them that much. We actors have to be careful about what we say. Is it okay? Really? I'll spill my guts! As long as it doesn't become an issue, haha. I'm so excited! 【Horiuchi Kenyuu】 I can't believe it's been almost 40 years since my debut as a voice actor. I've meant many masters and learned a lot from them. Voice actors today get much attention and are active in various fields. I'll be talking about the past and present of this world I've been living in, and how difficult it is to stay in it. I hope I can convey to you some of what I have experienced.

'BUSTERCALL=ONE PIECE Exhibition', an art exhibition of 'One Piece', will be held from Nov. ! The apparel items have been revealed

The schedule of 'BUSTERCALL=ONE PIECE Exhibition', an art exhibition of 'One Piece', where 200 groups of artists are joining, has been announced. It will be held from Nov. 20 to Dec. 27 at 'YOKOHAMA ASOBUILD'. Comments from Oda Eiichirou, the author of "One Piece" have arrived for this event. 'BUSTERCALL PROJECT' is an art project of "One Piece" that has launched on 'Instagram' in Oct. 2019. This Project was founded for the purpose of recreating the story, message, and contents that "One Piece" has been sharing to all over the world for over 20 years with it’s story lines in manga and anime, in collaboration with Japanese and global artists. Initially, it was to be held in Mar., but has been postponed due to the spread of COVID-19. In this event, the works created by 200 groups of Japanese and global artists under the theme of "One Piece" are exhibited. Furthermore, a total of 12 original goods, including T-shirt, hoodie, and socks, and a total of 7 items created in collaboration with YAR, YouthQuake, and other artists joined to this project, will be on sale. The art works such as BLACK WEIRDOS and Bustaskill will appear for lottery sales. From Nov. 6, they will also be on sale at the official website. 'BUSTERCALL=ONE PIECE Exhibition' will be held from Nov. 20 to Dec. 27 , 2020 at 'ASOBUILD', an experience-based complex entertainment facility. (C)Oda Eiichirou / Shueisha (C)Oda Eiichirou / Shueisha, Fuji TV, Toei Animation Photo / Tsutomu Ono, Styling / Demi Demu, Hair / KUNIO KOHZAKI, Make / EBARA, Models / Aria Polkey, Ayumi, Turnbull, JEFF, Yano Takato

"Kinnikuman" The Evil Charisma General Devil Becomes a Figure. "It's been so long... Nothing has changed since then."

From "Kinnikuman" the evil charisma General Devil becomes a figure called "General Devil Anotoki to Nanimo Kawaranu ver.". Pre-orders will be accepted at the "Spice Seed" official website from 8:00 P.M., Oct. 31, 2020. The figure, which has been highly anticipated since it's display at the Wonder Festival in 2016, has finally been commercialized. "General Devil Anotoki to Nanimo Kawaranu ver." was sculped by Matsuura Ken. General Devil with meticulous and fine details, as if it came right out of the manga, is a must-see. "General Devil Anotoki to Nanimo Kawaranu ver." is priced at 94,800 JPY (tax excluded), and pre-orders will be accepted at the "Spice Seed" official website from Oct. 31, 2020. (C)Yudetamago, Toei Animation

"Chinese Anime" Are Coming to Japan! Comedy, 3DCG Battle, Films... 5 Must-See Chinese Anime

In autumn 2020, the Chinese comedy TV anime series "Please Take My Brother Away!" entered its 4th season, and in November, the Chinese animation film "The Legend of Luo Xiaohei" will be released in Japan with Japanese dubbing. Recently, the opportunity to watch anime based on original works from China, anime produced together by Japanese and Chinese staff, and Chinese anime has increased in Japan. In this article, we will introduce five hot Chinese anime. "Please Take My Brother Away!" An anime based on the webcomic that has over 3 billion views in China. It's a school comedy about the siblings' love (?) of a violent sister beating up her silly brother. In Japan, the 1st season was broadcast in 2017, the 2nd season in 2018, the 3rd season in 2019, and the 4th season started its broadcast and streaming in Oct. 2020. The dubbing cast members are Nakamura Yuuichi as Shi Fen, Amamiya Sora as Shi Miao, along with Ono Kenshou, Hanae Natsuki, and Morinaga Chitose. "Please Take My Brother Away!" is available on d Anime Store, U-NEXT, and other streaming services. "Aotu World" A 3DCG battle action anime that has over 400 million views in China. It tells the story about Jin, who enters the "Aotu Contest" in which by winning, you get "everything along with the power to rule the world instead of god", a contest held in "Aotu World" created by a whimsy creator. The 1st and 2nd seasons were broadcast and streamed in Japan in 2019. The dubbing members are Kakhara Tetsuya as Jin along with M・A・O, Ono Yuuki, and Itou Miku. "Aotu World" is available on Amazon Prime Video, Hulu, and other streaming services. "Flavors of Youth" A collaboration project between director Li Haoling, the representative of the Chinese anime studio Haoliners who admires director Shinkai Makoto since watching "5 Centimeters per Second", and Comic Wave Film that worked on "5 Centimeters per Second" and "Your Name". General director Li Haoling, director Yi Xiaoxing from live-action films, and director Takeuchi Yoshitaka, who supported Shinkai works as the CG chief, get together to weave an original short anime set in China, and was released on Aug. 4, 2018. The cast members are, Ban Taito, Ise Mariya, Kotobuki Minako, Shiraishi Haruka, Yasumoto Hiroki, Ootsuka Takeo, and Hasegawa Ikumi. "Flavors of Youth" DVD is on sale at DVD stores, online shops, and other stores. "Big Fish & Begonia" Director Liang Xuan and director Zhang Chun created a feature fantasy inspired by "Zhuang Zhou", which depicts a world based on Chinese classics, such as "Classic of Mountains and Seas" and "Soushen Ji". It originated from a flash anime the two directors created in 2004. They wanted to turn it into a feature film, but production was difficult, and with the investment from the Chinese company, Enlight Media, it finally was completed. The film was screened at the Tokyo Anime Awards in 2017. The dubbing cast members are Amamiya Sora, Sawada Toshiko, and Chiba Shouya. "Big Fish & Begonia" is available on Netflix. "The Legend of Luo Xiaohei" An animation film produced by the Chinese anime director/manga writer, MTJJ, and Han Mu Chun Hua (HMCH) studios. The web anime series released on a video website in Mar. 2011 gained much attention, and the later created film became a surprising hit with box-office revenue of over 315 million CNY (roughly 4.9 billion JPY). It was released in Japan in Sep. 2019, and though only on a small scale, anime fans and people in the industry praised the film, which led to the release of the Japanse dub ver. in Nov. 2020. The dubbing cast members are Hanazawa Kana as the black cat fairy, Xiaohei, Sakurai Takahiro, Miyano Mamoru, Saitou Souma, Matsuoka Yoshitugu, Sugita Tomokazu, Toyozaki Aki, Mizunose Inori, Cho, and Ootsuka Houchuu. The anime film "The Legend of Luo Xiaohei" will premiere on Nov. 7, 2020, in nationwide theaters.

Cosplayer Enako appeared in a commercial in Rem's "Re:Zero" costume! Reveal the story behind the shooting and the reason for the costume's attachment

Cosplayer Enako appeared in the Web commercial for the smartphone game "Re:Zero − Starting Life in Another World: Lost in memories" (abbreviation: Re:Zero) based on "Re:Zero − Starting Life in Another World". This time, she talked about the story behind the shooting, her feelings for Rem whose costume she wears in the commercial, and her attachment to this costume. The Web commercial "Re:zero" was shot on Sep. 15, 2020. The CM revolves abound Enako as the official cosplayer of Rem from "Re:zero", and she gets immersed in the game while photo shooting... Let's talk about all of them. What feelings do you want to give to users who will see this commercial? This time, I appeared in a commercial in Rem's cosplay, and it's a mysterious commercial that takes advantage of my cosplay shooting. I hope not only fans will like it, but also people unfamiliar with it will get immersed in commercial and become new users. What do you like in the game "Re:Zero − Starting Life in Another World: Lost in memories"? I'm a big fan of the original work, and 2D characters moving on the screen of my smartphone are fascinating to me. To make them move is already interesting, but you can also choose your own options, change story development to one from the anime's first season or completely another, you can also enjoy the story of the new IF, so it's a game that can be enjoyed not only by fans of the work but also by those who haven't seen the anime yet. In an interview last year, you said, "Playing a game changes your personality." How did it change you? When it comes to games to fight with people, I get emotional, and I get so immersed in it that I get angry (laughs). However, playing the game just by myself doesn't involve such emotions, but makes me forget time, forget to sleep or eating, and just immersing me in the game. I'm sure Re:zero will make you forget about the time and just play. This time you created a cute cosplay (of the character "Rem"). Is there anything you particularly like? At the time of fitting this costume, I said "I want you to do this a little more.", and told not to destroy the image. For example, the length of the skirt was made to be REM-like. I am very particular about the frills on my arm, and I have them cut it so that it looks exactly like the original. I really like it. It's been a difficult time with the novel coronavirus, but how are you dealing with it? I think it's becoming a little lonely that there is no event to meet anyone, but thankfully I've been working very hard lately. I've been busy since last year, and I'm having a really fulfilling life. What is the most memorable moment in this commercial? During the shooting, despite I've done it many times before, I ignored the cameraman, digging into my smartphone. I feel a little guilty (laughs). To convey how immersive this game is (the theme of the commercial), I kept doing it while, saying, "I'm sorry!". What do you like about REM? At first, she thought that Subaru was bitter and scary, but as the story of anime progressed, she became very attracted to him, and at the end without confessing directly to him, she conveys her feelings remains loving him. (C) Nagatsuki Tappei, published by KADOKAWA Co., Ltd./Re:Zero − Starting Life in Another World 2 Production Committee (C) SEGA

Adore Your Fave 24/7! From "Haikyuu!!" Comes an MA-1 and Shoulder Bags Inspired by Karasuno, Nekoma, Aoba Johsai, Fukuroudani, and Inarizaki!

From "Haikyuu!! To The Top" comes an MA-1 and shoulder bags. Pre-orders are currently available at CharaAni.com, "EMooooN" special website. The products are released from the apparel brand "EMooooN" which proposes "A lifestyle adoring your fave 24/7". "Haikyuu!! To The Top MA-1" is an item with the inspired by Karasuno High. It has a crow logo printed on the chest and is designed to both match a sporty look with pants or a clean casual look with clothings like a tight skirt, making it suitable for daily use. "Haikyuu!! To The Top" Shoulder Bags are inspired by 5 schools: Karasuno High, Nekoma High, Aoba Johsai High, Fukuroudani Academy, and Inarizaki High. The black color scheme makes it easy to use, and the theme color of each school is used for the shoulder pad and the zipper. "Haikyuu! To The Top MA-1" and "Haikyuu! To The Top Shoulder Bag" is currently available at CharaAni.com, "EMoon" special website, and sales are scheduled for Feb. 2021. (C)Furudate Haruichi / Shueisha, "Haikyuu!!" Production Committee, MBS

The big hit from the "Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba" Movie has even surprised "Your Name"'s Director Shinkai Makoto! "To think that Japan's movie can have this much revenue"

"Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba The Movie: Mugen Train" (released on October 16, 2020) has recorded a total of 3,420,493 audiences and a revenue of 4,623,117,450 JPY on the three days since the release. Regarding this record, director Shinkai Makoto, known for "Your Name" and "Weathering with You", and Kamado Tanjirou's voice actor Hanae Natsuki-san have posted their comments on Twitter. The original work of "Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba" is a traditional Japanese fantasy by Gotouge Koyoharu that was serialized on "Weekly Shounen Jump" from 2016 until 2020. On April 2019 until September 2019, all 26 episodes of the TV anime, depicting "Kamado Tanjirou Risshi Arc", were broadcasted. This movie is the sequel and depicts the "Mugen Train Arc". On October 18, " 'Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba The Movie: Mugen Train' has recorded a total of 3,420,493 audiences (revenue of 4,623,117,450 JPY) on the three days since the release and we would like to thank everyone for watching" which reports the movie being a big hit after its release on "Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba" official Twitter account. After seeing this, director Shinkai Makoto tweeted surprisingly, "Whoa... To think that Japan's movie can have this much revenue. It really is a brilliant achievement!" while Hanae-san tweeted his appreciation, "It makes me happy that there were so many people watching it! Thank you!”

"Dr. Ramune -Mysterious Disease Specialist-" Ueda Kana, and Okamoto Nobuhiko are announced as the additional cast! The opening will be handled by Ramune, voiced by Uchida Yuuma

The first PV of the TV anime "Dr. Ramune -Mysterious Disease Specialist-", scheduled to be broadcasted from January 2021, has been released. It was also decided that Ueda Kana and Okamoto Nobuhiko will appear as well. "Dr. Ramune -Mysterious Disease Specialist-" is based on the same name manga by Aho Toro that is published by "Sirius KC" and is currently being serialized on Magazine Pocket. This is a story about Ramune and his disciple Kuro, the specialist in curing the "mysterious disease" that cause changes to the human body after "mysterious" enter the hearts of humanity that are weaken by theirs personal troubles. The first PV revealed the animation footage for the first time, and the character voice of Ramune (voiced by Uchida Yuuma) and Kuro (voiced by Nagatsuka Takuma) could be heard as well. Also, Ueda Kana and Okamoto Nobuhiko were announced as the additional vast. Ueda Kana will be voicing Ayame, the primary schooler who "retains the memory of her past life that lived until 103 years old" and the former owner of "Mysterious Wares Shop Akatsuki", and Okamoto Nobuhiko will be voicing Nico, the current owner of "Mysterious Wares Shop Akatsuki" and he knew Ramune ever since he was young. The comments from Ueda and Okamoto have been revealed. The information regarding the opening theme was also revealed and it was decided that the singer will be handled by Uchida Yuuma, who is voicing Ramune. The title is "SHAKE!SHAKE!SHAKE!", and we had also received his comments that are filled with his passion for the song. The broadcast of the TV anime "Dr. Ramune -Mysterious Disease Specialist-" will start from January 2021. Ueda Kana, voice of Ayame I believe this role is quite worthwhile as the outer appearance is quite different from the inner appearance. You could say that she is the soul of a child of three at 100 but, I wonder how her second life will be like. (Haha) I want to look after Ramune together with my cute grandchildren! Okamoto Nobuhiko, voice of Nico I will be voicing Nico who is always smiling. As Nico has a gentle atmosphere, I will try my best to express his gentleness during his appearance scene. This is a work that is filled with an interesting fantasy element that focuses on the mysterious diseases. Do look forward to it! Uchida Yuuma In the world of "Dr. Ramune -Mysterious Disease Specialist-", there is a disease called the "mysterious disease" that is caused by the heart. This is a work that focused on the theme to release the things that are being accumulated in the heart while being hesitant and trouble as well as the best method to release it. The song "SHAKE!SHAKE!SHAKE!" was created in a similar thought as Ramune, which scoops up the emotional state of the appearance characters with a mysterious disease and lead them to release it. I sing this song with the thought that, in the story, there are times where they have to face the harsh reality as well as facing theirs feeling but by moving forward and facing it, the world will become brighter, so that also means it a step toward the new self. It would make me happy if you were moved by this song while enjoying "Dr. Ramune -Mysterious Disease Specialist-". The broadcast of the TV anime "Dr. Ramune -Mysterious Disease Specialist-" will start from January 2021. (C)Aho Toro, Kodansha/"Dr. Ramune -Mysterious Disease Specialist-" Production Committee

Godzilla becomes Takoyaki and swims in magma!? Collaboration event with 'cookpad' will be held to celebrate 65th anniversary

65 years have passed since the film "Godzilla" was released. To celebrate the anniversary, a collaboration event titled 'cookpad studio birthday celebration' will be held from Nov. 3 to Nov. 22 at 'cookpad studio' (Osaka), where you can film or live-stream while you are cooking. The 'cookpad studio birthday celebration' is a collaboration event between Godzilla and 'cookpad' to commemorate the 65th anniversary of the first film "Godzilla" that was released in 1954. 'CookpadTV' considered the world of Godzilla in terms of food, and created menu inspired by Godzilla and the soul food of Osaka. The limited menu will include meals such as 'Godzilla is swimming! Magma Sauce Takoyaki Omlet Rice' and 'Tail is approaching! Shin Osaka Famous Kushikatsu Curry Rice', and sweets such as 'Shinsaibashi Godzilla Roll' and 'Godzilla Gateau Chocolat'. You will be given an original novelty if you order any food or drink. Furthermore, 'cookpad studio birthday celebration' original goods will be on sale during the event. The items include an art panel and eco-bag set that features Godzilla and Osaka Castle, which will be offered for a limited time. You can also purchase the limited goods and food at the EC site of the 'cookpad studio'. The 'cookpad studio birthday celebration', a collaboration event between Godzilla and 'cookpad studio' will be held from Nov. 3 to Nov. 22 at 'cookpad studio' in Osaka. TM & (C) TOHO CO., LTD.

The 2nd part of 'Date A Live Fragment: Date A Bullet' will be released on Nov. 13! Novelty for the first week will be an original novel by the author Higashide Yuichirou

'Date A Bullet: Nightmare or Queen', the 2nd part of "Date A Bullet", which is a spin-off of the anime "Date A Live" series, will be released nationwide on Nov. 13, 2020. Trailer and novelty have been revealed. This work is a spin-off of "Date A Live"(Imprint : Fantasia Bunko), light novel series that was serialized in "Dragon Magazine". The 1st part titled 'Date A Bullet: Dead or Bullet' was released in Aug. 2020, and the 2nd part will be released next month. In addition, novelty for the 1st and 2nd week have been revealed. "Date A Bullet -Who is Tokisaki Kurumi?-)", an original novel written by the author Higashide Yuichirou, will be given during the 1st week, and an original mini illustration, drawn by Nakamura Naoto that handled character design, will be given during the 2nd week. Both are limited in quantity. 'Date A Bullet: Nightmare or Queen', the 2nd part of "Date A Live Fragment: Date A Bullet", will be released nationwide on Nov. 13. (C)2020 Higashide Yuichirou, Tachibana Koushi, NOCO / KADOKAWA / 'Date A Bullet' Production Committee

Kurosawa Tomoyo has discharged after being hospitalized due to the novel coronavirus. She clarified her current mental state at the social network, "I will return the gratitude daily from now on".

After confirming positive for novel coronavirus, the voice actress Kurosawa Tomoyo has announced that she had been discharged on October 19, 2020. She posted her current personal thoughts at the social network. Kurosawa is a voice actor that is known for her roles, such as Omae Kumiko from "Sound! Euphonium", Akagi Miria from "The Idolmaster Cinderella Girls", Arisugawa Otome from "Aikatsu!", and Michelle (Okusawa Misaki) from "BanG Dream!" In autumn 2020, she is voicing Saya from "Wandering Witch: The Journey of Elaina", Ordinary Person from "Akudama Drive", Kurenai from "Rail Romanesque", and other roles. On October 9, 2020, her affiliated agency, Mouse Production has announced that Kurosawa was tested positive for novel coronavirus on the official website. Then, Kurosawa’s discharge from the hospital was announced on the same website on the 19, and it said, "On October 8, Kurosawa Tomoyo was tested positive for novel coronavirus in the PCR test, and under the advice of the health care center, she was hospitalized at a metropolitan hospital for treatment. We would like to report that as she has satisfied condition for discharge set by the Ministry of Health, Labor, and Welfare, she has now came back to her home." Kurosawa has updated her Twitter and Instagram on 19th also. Along with her apologize saying, "I would like to take this opportunity to apologize to everyone who was worried about me as well as troubled due to this matter", she also mentioned about her mental state after receiving the result of the test saying, "I was quite frustrated when I heard that I was tested positive in the test despite being extremely cautious in my daily life for few months." Follow by the appreciation to the people in her surrounding, "Also, I would like to thank everyone from the bottom of my heart! For the warm affectionate words from my family, Senpai, friend as well as the continuous encouragement from everyone in the social media." Kurosawa also thanked the medical personnel, saying "I would like to give my greatest thank to the medical personnel for their kind and gentle treatment and nursing despite having the risk of being infected. There are times when I felt depressed because of the high fever and tonsillitis but... I was really saved by the personality and kindness of everyone in the hospital. I really can't thank you enough for this." In the end, she also voiced our enthusiasm, saying "I would like to return the gratitude daily from now on by putting my greatest efforts in all the works. Do look forward to it."

The movie "Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba" ranked in No. 1 in Japan with its start! Box office 4.6 billion yen & 3.42 million audiences drawn in 3 days since the first day

"Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba the Movie: Mugen Train" brought about 3.42 million audiences to 403 theaters nationwide, including 38 IMAX theaters, in the three days, October 16, 17, and 18. It turned out that the box office revenue exceeded 4.6 billion yen. "Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba the Movie: Mugen Train", which was released nationwide on October 16, 2020, is a movie that depicts the new mission of Tanjiro and others set in the mugen train from the final episode "Kamado Tanjiro Risshi Arc" of the 2019 TV anime "Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba". On October 17, stage greetings were conducted with the appearance of the director, cast members, and theme song artist at TOHO Cinemas Roppongi Hills in Tokyo, and live streaming was also made to 206 movie theaters nationwide. The box office results for the first three days announced this time are: 910,507 audiences and box office revenue 1,268,724,700 yen on October 16, 1,270,234 audiences and box office revenue 1,701,723,350 yen on 17, and 1,239,752 audiences and box office revenue 1,652,669,400 yen on 18. The box office on 16 recorded the highest in history of the number of audiences and box office revenue for movies released in Japan on weekdays. Also, the records on 17 and 18 are ranked first in Japan in the history of the number of audiences and box office revenue on Saturdays and Sundays. Even in the WEB questionnaire by using a personal computer and a mobile phone on the first day, "Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba the Movie: Mugen Train", shows 84.6% of "very good" and 13.8% of "good" combined to show a very high satisfaction level of 98.4%. We can't wait to see how far the number of the future box office will be increased with expectations.

"Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba" Tote Bags Inspired by Tanjirou and Others are Here! Check Out the Plants that Represent Each Character

From "Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba" comes tote bags with motifs inspired by Kamado Tanjirou and the Pillars, including Rengoku Kyoujurou, and Tomioka Giyuu. Pre-orders are currently available at "Animate Online Shop" and other shops. The product is made from canvas material, making it a great choice for everyday use. It has a motif and color inspired by Tanjirou and the Pillars, with a large size that can fit A4-size file folders in it. There are a total of 13 designs including, Kamado Tanjirou, Kamado Nezuko, Rengoku Kyoujurou, Tomioka Giyuu, and Kochou Shinobu. The "Tote Bags" are priced at 1,650 JPY each (tax included). Pre-orders are currently available at "Animate Online Shop", and over-the-counter sales are scheduled from Dec. 18, 2020. (C)Gotouge Koyoharu / Shueisha, Aniplex, ufotable

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"Twisted" The hand towels with Riddle and others in the ceremonial outfit have been announced

Date: 2020-10-28
From "Disney Twisted Wonderland" comes the hand towel featuring the dormitory leader, including Riddle in the ceremonial outfit. Pre-orders are currently available at "Perfect World Tokyo". The size of the product is 35 cm x 35 cm, which is maybe a little big. As it soft to touch, you could use it as a towel as well as decorate it as a character item. The line-up consists of 7 types, which are Riddle from Heartslabyul, Leona from Savanaclaw, Azul from Octavinelle, Kalim from Scarabia, Vil from Pomefiore, Idia from Ignihyde, and Malleus from Diasomnia. "Disney Twisted Wonderland Hand Towel" is priced at 880 JPY (tax excluded) each. Pre-orders are currently available at "Perfect World Tokyo". (C)Disney
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"Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba"'s "Oni" collaboration with "Onishi" has been decided! But what exactly is Onishi...? It will be held at Takahama City, Aichi Prefecture.

TV anime "Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba" is doing a collaboration with the "Onishi", the craftsmen of "Sanshu Onigawara Crafts" that is recognized as the country's traditional craft. It will be held from Oct. 30 at Takahama City, Aichi Prefecture. This collaboration will have sales of a limited original roof tile created by the onishi as well as a digital stamp rally. A roof tile "Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba" monument featuring the carving of Tanjirou and others will be created delicately by the onishi and it will be set up in front of the Administrative Building of Takahama City. Also, a workshop to experience being an onishi will be held and you can also challenge doing the clay embossing on the tile. An original tin badge and clear file will be given to the participants. The "Oni Collaboration" between TV anime "Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba" and "Onishi" will be held from Oct. 30 at Takahama City, Aichi Prefecture. (c)Gotouge Koyoharu/Shueisha, Aniplex, ufotable

"Kinnikuman" The Evil Charisma General Devil Becomes a Figure. "It's been so long... Nothing has changed since then."

From "Kinnikuman" the evil charisma General Devil becomes a figure called "General Devil Anotoki to Nanimo Kawaranu ver.". Pre-orders will be accepted at the "Spice Seed" official website from 8:00 P.M., Oct. 31, 2020. The figure, which has been highly anticipated since it's display at the Wonder Festival in 2016, has finally been commercialized. "General Devil Anotoki to Nanimo Kawaranu ver." was sculped by Matsuura Ken. General Devil with meticulous and fine details, as if it came right out of the manga, is a must-see. "General Devil Anotoki to Nanimo Kawaranu ver." is priced at 94,800 JPY (tax excluded), and pre-orders will be accepted at the "Spice Seed" official website from Oct. 31, 2020. (C)Yudetamago, Toei Animation

Adore Your Fave 24/7! From "Haikyuu!!" Comes an MA-1 and Shoulder Bags Inspired by Karasuno, Nekoma, Aoba Johsai, Fukuroudani, and Inarizaki!

From "Haikyuu!! To The Top" comes an MA-1 and shoulder bags. Pre-orders are currently available at CharaAni.com, "EMooooN" special website. The products are released from the apparel brand "EMooooN" which proposes "A lifestyle adoring your fave 24/7". "Haikyuu!! To The Top MA-1" is an item with the inspired by Karasuno High. It has a crow logo printed on the chest and is designed to both match a sporty look with pants or a clean casual look with clothings like a tight skirt, making it suitable for daily use. "Haikyuu!! To The Top" Shoulder Bags are inspired by 5 schools: Karasuno High, Nekoma High, Aoba Johsai High, Fukuroudani Academy, and Inarizaki High. The black color scheme makes it easy to use, and the theme color of each school is used for the shoulder pad and the zipper. "Haikyuu! To The Top MA-1" and "Haikyuu! To The Top Shoulder Bag" is currently available at CharaAni.com, "EMoon" special website, and sales are scheduled for Feb. 2021. (C)Furudate Haruichi / Shueisha, "Haikyuu!!" Production Committee, MBS

"Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba" Tote Bags Inspired by Tanjirou and Others are Here! Check Out the Plants that Represent Each Character

From "Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba" comes tote bags with motifs inspired by Kamado Tanjirou and the Pillars, including Rengoku Kyoujurou, and Tomioka Giyuu. Pre-orders are currently available at "Animate Online Shop" and other shops. The product is made from canvas material, making it a great choice for everyday use. It has a motif and color inspired by Tanjirou and the Pillars, with a large size that can fit A4-size file folders in it. There are a total of 13 designs including, Kamado Tanjirou, Kamado Nezuko, Rengoku Kyoujurou, Tomioka Giyuu, and Kochou Shinobu. The "Tote Bags" are priced at 1,650 JPY each (tax included). Pre-orders are currently available at "Animate Online Shop", and over-the-counter sales are scheduled from Dec. 18, 2020. (C)Gotouge Koyoharu / Shueisha, Aniplex, ufotable

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

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

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

【Cosplay】A super rookie with 160 thousand followers・aqua The secret behind the overwhelming quality is...?【20 Photos】

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

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

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

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