The release of the Shonen Magazine "Tokyo Revengers" live-action movie is postponed due to the coronavirus. Director comments, "Please wait a little longer"

The release of the live-action movie "Tokyo Revengers" that is based on the "Tokyo Revengers" manga, which is serialized in...
Read More
The release of the Shonen Magazine "Tokyo Revengers" live-action movie is postponed due to the coronavirus. Director comments, "Please wait a little longer"

"Re: zero", "KonoSuba", and many other animes about another world! The 1st lineup of the 100 anime released by KADOKAWA Anime OP has been announced

The YouTube "KADOKAWA Anime Channel", which has released the latest videos of various anime titles, including "Re: Zero − Starting...
Read More
"Re: zero", "KonoSuba", and many other animes about another world! The 1st lineup of the 100 anime released by KADOKAWA Anime OP  has been announced

World’s first attraction “Ride on Eva” from “Evangelion”! “Kyoto base” will be open in Toei Kyoto Studio Park

"Evangelion Kyoto Base", the world's first attraction where you can ride on "Evangelion", will have its grand opening at Toei...
Read More
World’s first attraction “Ride on Eva” from “Evangelion”! “Kyoto base” will be open in Toei Kyoto Studio Park

"Sailor Moon × Asakusa Bunko" The Compacts and Planetary Symbols Become a Beautiful Pattern. Leather Wallet and Card Case Released.

"Sailor Moon" and "Asakusa Bunko", known for their leather crafts, collaborate and released a folding wallet and card case. Products...
Read More
"Sailor Moon × Asakusa Bunko" The Compacts and Planetary Symbols Become a Beautiful Pattern. Leather Wallet and Card Case Released.

From "JoJo Golden Wind", Ono Kensho and the producer take a look back at the time of production… A video of the "behind-the-scenes story" will be streamed worldwide on YouTube!

Warner Bros. Japan has announced guests and details of the "JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Golden Wind" segment in "Stay connected with...
Read More
From "JoJo Golden Wind", Ono Kensho and the producer take a look back at the time of production… A video of the "behind-the-scenes story" will be streamed worldwide on YouTube!

HOT TOPIC

"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!

LATEST NEWS

The release of the Shonen Magazine "Tokyo Revengers" live-action movie is postponed due to the coronavirus. Director comments, "Please wait a little longer"

Date: 2020-07-03
The release of the live-action movie "Tokyo Revengers" that is based on the "Tokyo Revengers" manga, which is serialized in "Weekly Shonen Magazine", announced a postponement from the scheduled date of Oct. 9th, 2020. The reason for the postponement is the coronavirus infection spreading. We have also received a comment from director Hanabusa Tsutomu. "Tokyo Revengers" is a manga serialized in "Weekly Shonen Magazine" by Wakui Ken, who is famous for "Shinjuku Swan". In addition to the live-action movie, TV anime series have also been announced. The explanation of the postponement that has been published on the official website says: "It is a result of repeated studies of countermeasures to the domestic situation caused by the spread COVID-19". The new release date will be announced as soon as it is decided. <Full comments are below> Director Hanabusa Tsutomu It took a long time to go between past and present Takemichi, shooting Mikey and Dragon, shooting Naoto, disturbing Kisaki... I'm really sorry! Everyone who is looking forward to the release, please wait a little longer for the release! C) Wakui Ken / Kodansha
Read More
"Re: zero", "KonoSuba", and many other animes about another world! The 1st lineup of the 100 anime released by KADOKAWA Anime OP has been announced

The YouTube "KADOKAWA Anime Channel", which has released the latest videos of various anime titles, including "Re: Zero − Starting Life in Another World", "KonoSuba: God's Blessing on this Wonderful World!, and other KADOKAWA projects," has exceeded 1 million subscribers. To celebrate this record, commemorative projects that contain "100" in their names will be held. The first group was already released. In the "KADOKAWA TV Anime Opening Movie 100" as a special celebration project for 1 million subscribers, 20 anime openings will be released every week for 5 weeks. The line-up of the first week includes titles about being summoned or reincarnated in another world: "Re: Zero − Starting Life in Another World", "BOFURI: I Don't Want to Get Hurt, so I'll Max Out My Defense.", "Overlord", "KonoSuba: God's Blessing on this Wonderful World!!", "The Familiar of Zero", "NO GAME NO LIFE", "Isekai Quartet", "Isekai Cheat Magician ", "The Saga of Tanya the Evil", "The Hero is Overpowered but Overly Cautious", "The Rising of the Shield Hero". According to KADOKAWA, it's planned to distribute animes from old titles to new releases through a special project for exceeding 1 million subscribers. Please check for updates.

World's first attraction "Ride on Eva" from "Evangelion"! "Kyoto base" will be open in Toei Kyoto Studio Park

"Evangelion Kyoto Base", the world's first attraction where you can ride on "Evangelion", will have its grand opening at Toei Kyoto Studio Park on Oct. 3, 2020. Along with this attraction's opening, the first Evangelion machine, whosewhich height is about 15m, with the LCL pool in the upper body, has appeared in Toei Uzumasa Movie Village. It is a sensational and photogenic attraction that allows you to ride on itsthe palm and inside the "Entry Plug" of this first machine. "Evangelion Kyoto Base" is the name of the newly established base by the special agency NERV in the area of Uzumasa, "New Kyoto-3 City Branch". NERV is conducting public recruitment of new pilots there, so it is an attraction where applicants will endure various aptitude tests, such as "synchronization rate" measurement, boarding test of the Entry Plug first unit, and others. You can enjoy "Evangelion Kyoto Base" as the first Eva attraction in the world, and also a show time event about 3 minutes long is planned. Utilizing special flashy effects such as water cannons to the fullestFully using flashy special effects such as the water cannon, the performance will be focused on the first machine that has been eroded and stoped by apostles. Moreover, sales of goods that useusing drawn illustrations, food and drink collaborations, an exhibition of Japanese swords, and Kyoto collaboration event are planned. "Evangelion Kyoto Base" will be open on Oct. 3 at Toei Kyoto Studio Park. Also, prior to the grand opening, a premium precedent experience will be held from August 1st for 120 people for one day only. For details, visit the official website. In addition, before the grand opening, a premium advanced experience will be held from Aug. 1 for 120 people for one day only. Check the official website for details. (C) Color

"Sailor Moon × Asakusa Bunko" The Compacts and Planetary Symbols Become a Beautiful Pattern. Leather Wallet and Card Case Released.

"Sailor Moon" and "Asakusa Bunko", known for their leather crafts, collaborate and released a folding wallet and card case. Products are currently available at "PREMICO Online Shop". The special "Sailor Moon" leather wallet and card case were created by "Asakusa Bunko" known for their beautiful coloring and soft texture. The pure white leather from Banshu Himeji is designed with the "Crystal Hanabishi patterns" (Hanabishi is a diamond-shaped flowers) of Sailor Guardians motifs. "Sailor Moon × Asakusa Bunko Crystal Hanabishi Pattern Folding Wallet" has Sailor Moon's Cosmic Heart Compact in the center with the Planetary Symbols of 4 Sailor Guardians and flower patterns based on each of their theme colors. This compact, bifold design allows for easy access to both coins and cards. It is functional with a total of 13 pockets, including a coin pocket with 2 separate compartments and a pocket that lets you see 8 cards at a glance. "Sailor Moon × Asakusa Bunko Crystal Hanabishi Pattern Card Case" has Sailor Chibi Moon's Prism Heart Compact in the center with the Planetary Symbols of 4 Extrasolar Guardians and flower patterns based on each of their theme color. Not only does it carry credit cards, loyalty cards, IC cards, etc, it can also be used as a business cardholder. "Sailor Moon × Asakusa Bunko Crystal Hanabishi Pattern Folding Wallet" is priced at 34,800 JPY (tax excluded), and "Sailor Moon × Asakusa Bunko Crystal Hanabishi Pattern Card Case" at 14,800 JPY (tax excluded). Both are available at "PREMICO Online Shop" and shipping is scheduled for late Jul. 2020. (C)Takeuchi Naoko, PNP, Toei Animation

From "JoJo Golden Wind", Ono Kensho and the producer take a look back at the time of production… A video of the "behind-the-scenes story" will be streamed worldwide on YouTube!

Warner Bros. Japan has announced guests and details of the "JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Golden Wind" segment in "Stay connected with Anime", the digital panel that will be streamed worldwide on YouTube from Jul. 4, 2020. Besides the release of the special video where Ono Kensho, who acted as Giorno Giovanna, and the producer talked about the "behind-the-scenes story", Kanno Yugo, who was in charge of music will be performing live in the studio. Since "Anime Expo" was planned to be held in Los Angeles, USA from Jul. 2 to 5, but changed to an online event "AX Lite", this panel is a streaming program to deliver anime information of Warner Bros. Japan to everyone in the entire world as one of the programs. In the "JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Golden Wind" segment, the special video "JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Golden Wind: EXPOSED!!!!" where 3 people such as Ono Kensho, who acted as Giorno Giovanna, animation producer Kasama Toshitaka (David Productions), and producer Omori Hiroyuki (Warner Bros. Japan) unveiled the behind-the-scenes story, looking back at the time of production, will be released. Furthermore, during a live streaming part, Kanno Yugo, who was in charge of music, will show up in the studio and talk about the episode during music production at the time and will perform live at the studio. Warner Bros. Japan Digital Panel "Stay Connected with Anime" will be streamed on the Warner Bros. Japan Anime YouTube channel from 12:00 JST on Jul. 4. (C) LUCKY LAND COMMUNICATIONS/Shueisha JoJo's Bizarre Adventure GW Production Committee

"BORUTO" shall recommence broadcasting! New arc "Shell" begins... Kakihara Tetsuya and Cho join the cast

"BORUTO: Naruto Next Generations" had its broadcast postponed due to COVID-19. The recommencement of the broadcast has been scheduled for 5 Jul. onward, and its new arc "Shell" will commence from 19 Jul. onward. In addition, new cast members have also been added. The original shounen manga is currently being serialized in "VJump". In the "Shell" arc, Bolt and team seven head for The Land of Valleys on a new mission. There, Bolt and the team get wrapped up in a series of unexpected events. In lieu of the "Shell" arc, the members of the "Shell" have been announced with the character designs of Victor and Deepa as well as their voice actors. Cho will be voicing Victor, a mysterious character with a bandaged right eye. Kakihara Tetsuya will voice original character "Shell" member, Deepa. We have received comments from Cho and Kakihara. In addition to that, we have also received a hand-drawn illustration by Director Kouda Masayuki commemorating the recommencement of the production. This illustration, along with another design sketch of BORUTO at home, will be presented as original postcards to viewers. Details can be found on the official site. TV Anime "BORUTO: Naruto Next Generations" will resume broadcasting from 5 Jul. onward and its new arc "Shell" will commence from 19 Jul. onward. <The full comments can be found below> "Victor ・ Cho" I've heard that this was a villain's role but.... how evil is he??? You really can't tell from people's outward appearances. Maybe, he's not that bad?? Well, this guy is probably the worst-!!! Wait, wait, but, maybe I share some similar traits with him?? Argh!! I feel like I've seen that kind of old man somewhere!! I'm sure of it!! Hahaha, well, if everyone is able to think of the above, that'll be great~. I hope everyone will look forward to it!! "Deepa ・ Kakihara Tetsuya" I'm Kakihara Tetsuya and I have the pleasure of voicing Deepa. As he is an original character, I am able to perform freely without any restraints. Even though he's one of the bad guys, he's cute and I hope you'll support him!!! Please!! Hahaha (C) K S/S・ T・ P

"Lapis Re:LiGHTs" A Special Live Program on ABEMA Right Before the Anime Broadcasting with Anzai Yukari, Akao Hikaru, and others!

A special program will be broadcast on ABEMA from 9:00 p.m. Jul. 4, 2020, right before the broadcasting of the TV anime "Lapis Re:LiGHTs". Anzai Yukari, Akao Hikaru, and other voice actors who starred in this anime will be appearing in the program. Anzai Yukari as Tiara and Kubota Risa as Rosetta from LiGHTs, Sasahara Yuu as Salsa from IV KLORE, and Akao Hikaru as Maryberry from Sugar Pockets will appear on the "Anime 'Lapis Re:LiGHTs' Pro-Broadcast Special Program" on ABEMA.. There will be a variety of segments to get you hyped up for the anime. Also, it has been announced that an online autograph session will be held on Jul. 4 and 18 in commemoration of the release of the theme songs of "Lapis Re:LiGHTs", double A-side single "Watashitachi no STARTRAIL / Planetarium", which will be released on Jul. 8. They are planning to do a live broadcast of the cast members signing autographs. "Anime 'Lapis Re:LiGHTs' Pro-Broadcast Special Program" will be broadcast on ABEMA from 9:00 p.m. Jul. 4, 2020, and the 1st episode of the anime will start from 10:00 p.m. on the same day on TOKYO MX, BS11, ABEMA, and other channels. (C)KLabGames, KADOKAWA / TEAM Lapis Re:LiGHTs (C)2020 JVCKENWOOD Victor Entertainment Corp. (C)2017 KLabGames (C)2017 KADOKAWA CORPORATION

Shirai Yuusuke and Nakazawa Masatomo play the role of beastmen!?" Kyojinzoku no Hanayome" New Additional Cast Members Have Been Announced!

Nakazawa Masatomo and Shirai Yuusuke have been confirmed to join the cast of the TV anime "Kyojinzoku no Hanayome", which is set to be aired from Jul. 5, 2020. "Kyojinzoku no Hanayome" is originally a manga with the same title by ITKZ. The story revolves around a high school student named Kouichi (voiced by Itou Kento) who one day is summoned to a different world. Here, he receives a proposal by Caius, the first prince of the land of the giants, which is inhabited by a large tribe, "to become his bride and give birth to his child". A Yaoi story that takes place in a parallel world depicting a 250cm tall giant prince x 180cm tall boy in the basketball club, with a 70cm height difference between them. The new cast members Nakazawa Masatomo and Shirai Yuusuke will be voicing Baro and Beri, who are from the land of the therianthropes. Nakazawa plays the wolf beastman Baro Barows and Shirai plays the tiger beastman Beri Berinal. Check out their wild and beast-like performances! Furthermore, the fifth edition of "ComicFesta Radio" titled "ComicFesta Radio Yustale Shuzoku Shuukai" (ComicFesta Radio Yustale Tribe Gathering) will be broadcast on the internet radio station "Onsen". The guest personalities will be Ono Yuuki (voice of Caius), Nakazawa Masatomo (voice of Baro), and Shirai Yuusuke (voice fo Beri). The radio show will start on Jul. 10. The TV anime "Kyojinzoku no Hanayome" is scheduled to be broadcast on TOKYO MX from Jul. 5, 2020. TV anime "Kyojinzoku no Hanayome" to be broadcast on TOKYO MX from Jul. 5, 2020, every Sunday at 1:00 a.m. Broadcast on ComicFesta Anime scheduled for Jul. 5, 2020, every Sunday at midnight ※The On-Air version is broadcast for free ※The premium version for adults will be distributed exclusively on "ComicFesta Anime" (C) ITKZ/Suiseisha Inc.

Welcome to SNS without people! Open for a limited trial period, and you can experience the world SNS of "Sword Art Online"

As a spin-off project for "Sword Art Online", SNS "Under World" without people will be launched for 3 weeks from Jun. 25, 2020. It is a service where you can be healed by positive replies in an SNS world where everyone is a good person. SNS "Under World" is a 3-week limited service where everyone, except you, are AIs, you can experience the world view of "Sword Art Online Alicization Licorice", game software for PlayStation4/XboxOne/STEAM. It is a peaceful SNS where AIs will gently reply to any user's posts, where we would like you to experience the sensation of a new world that brings healing to modern people tired of SNS. SNS "Under World" will be open for 3 weeks from Jun. 25 to Jul. 16. A Twitter account is required to use it. (C) 2017 Kawahara Reki/KADOKAWA ASCII Media Works/SAO-A Project (C) BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Inc.

Who Has the Voice of a Prince? Kaji Yuuki, Ishida Akira, Miyano Mamoru, and so on... Voice Actors Who Played the Role of Various Princes Made it to the Top.

Jun. 29 is "The Little Prince's Day". The day originates from the birthday of "Antoine de Saint-Exupéry", the French writer well known for "The Little Prince". The book is about a pilot who crash-landed in the desert, meeting a prince from another planet. There are various princes and princesses in anime, and many voice actors have taken on those roles. They are sometimes novel or narcissistic, and other times are surprisingly friendly. We believe each of you are reminded of a certain voice actor when thinking about princes and princesses. Anime!Anime! has conducted a survey asking, "Who Has the Voice of a Prince/Princess?". We received 141 votes during the voting period from Jun. 17 to Jun. 24. Most of the voters were female with a gender ratio of 15% male to 85% female, and the age range was on the younger side with 45% under 19 and 30% in their 20s. These are the results of the voice actors with the voice of a prince. ■Voice actors with a prince-like voice were popular. Some voice actresses also made it on the list. 1st Place 1st place was taken by Kaji Yuuki-san with roughly 10% of the votes. He has played many prince related characters such as Alibaba Saluja from "Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic" and the Prince of Darkness from "White Cat Project: Zero Chronicle". He received comments such as, "He has an honest, kind, hero-like voice," "I would probably cry if he held me tight with his voice," and "I want to see him take on the role of a handsome prince with his deep, sexy voice." 2nd Place Coming in 2nd was Ishida Akira-san with only a few votes shy from the top. Fans pointed out his prince-like voice and said, "I have an impression that he plays the villain that betrays the protagonist, but he also takes on roles that come to the rescue when needed just like a prince. Ishida-san's handsome voice is perfect for a prince," and "His voice is so transparent that it makes me happy." There were also comments about him taking on the role of a prince not only in anime but in a dubbing of a Korean TV series. 3rd Place 3rd place went to Miyano Mamoru-san with roughly 8% of the vote. He took on the role of Mr. Prince in the dubbing of the animated film "The Little Prince (2015 film)", which is based on "The Little Prince". "Because he plays prince-like characters like Suou Tamaki from "Ouran High School Host Club," is a comment that shows fans were fascinated by his performance of characters who aren't actually a prince but has an elegant presence. We received many comments focusing on a certain character for this survey. For example, Zen from "Snow White with the Red Hair" for Ousaka Ryouta-san and Lelouch Vi Britannia from "Lelouch of the Rebellion" for Fukuyama Jun-san, who tied at 4th place. Also, Minagawa Junko-san, who was the only voice actress to make it in the top 20, has left a strong impression of her role as Echizen Ryouma from "The Prince of Tennis". The results for the voice actors with the voice of a princess have also been announced! ■Top 20 1. Kaji Yuuki 2. Ishida Akira 3. Miyano Mamoru 4. Ousaka Ryouta 4. Fukuyama Jun 6. Kamiya HIroshi 7. Sakurai Takahiro 8. Saitou Souma 8. Suwabe Junichi 10. Namikawa Daisuke 11. Ishikawa Kaito 11. Umehara Yuuichirou 11. Shimazaki Nobunaga 11. Nakamura Yuuichi 11. Furukawa Makoto 16. Aoi Shouta 16. Eguchi Takuya 16. Ono Daisuke 16. Kobayashi Yuusuke 16. Sasaki Nozomu 16. Shimono Hiroshi 16. Suzumura Kenichi 16. Hanae Natsuki 16. Matsuoka Yoshitsugu 16. Minagawa Junko (Voting Period: Jun. 17 to Jun. 24, 2020)

Which voice actress has the noble, princess voice? Hayami Saori, Hanazawa Kana, Amamiya Sora, Minase Inori...we are all addicted to the voice with nobleness, gentleness, and cuteness♪

Jun.29 is "Little Princess Day". It derives from the birthday of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, who is the author of the novel called "The Little Princess". "The Little Princess" is about the pilot who lands on the desert meets a princess from an unknown planet. There are many types of princes and princesses in the anime, and many voice actors and actresses had played them. The acting varies in its types, including noble ones, narcissistic ones, or unexpectedly kind characters. We believe that there are readers of Anime!Anime! who thinks of a voice actor/actress who is "suitable for the role of the prince/princess". Here at Anime!Anime! we have conducted a reader's survey asking "which voice actor/actress reminds you of a prince/princess character?". The survey was conducted from Jun. 17 to Jun.24, and we received answers from 141 people. The female readers made up the majority with approximately 85%, while the male readers made up approximately 15%. For the age group, the readers under 19 years old made up approximately 45%, while the '20s made up approximately 30%. This article introduces the result of the princess version. ■Best actresses for princess assembled! 1st Place The 1st place was Hayami Saori. The support rating was approximately 15%. Hayami Saori-san had played several rich, female characters, including Fine in "Izetta: the Last Witch" and Leona from "Dragon Quest: Adventure of Dai", which is scheduled in 2020. The comments praised her voice nobleness fits best for rich female characters: "Her voice brings a noble atmosphere, and I feel like her characters are always rich and noble", "Her gentle voice is full of nobleness", and "I like her clear voice". 2nd Place The 2nd place went to Hanazawa Kana with a support rating approximately 12%. She had played many characters, including Sakurada Akane from "Castle Town Dandelion" and Princess Pan Pururu from "Go! Princess Pretty Cure the Movie: Go! Go!! Gorgeous Triple Feature!!!". The comments to her said, "I love Hanazawa-san's voice which is cute and makes me want to protect her!" and "Her beautiful voice makes me think she is the best for the princess role!". 3rd place: Amamiya Sora and Minase Inori ranked in the same place. The support rating for them is approximately 6%. The comment to Amamiya Sora said, "She plays Elizabeth in 'Seven Deadly Sins', and her clear voice matches the best". Many readers seemed to love the gentle atmosphere of her when she played Elizabeth. The comment to Minase Inori said, "Her cute and beautiful voice makes me relax. I look forward to seeing Princess Suiyarisu from the upcoming 'Sleepy Princess in the Demon Castle'". The casts who had played actual princess characters ranked high in the survey. Sawashiro Miyuki ranked in 5th place. Many readers have supported Benishiro Towa/ Cure Scarlet from "Go! Princess Pretty Cure". Shimamoto Sumi, who also ranked in, had played the main characters in the animes like "Lupin the Third: The Castle of Callisto" and "Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind". Murase Ayumu was the only voice actor who ranked in this survey, and the comment said, "I surprised how he can make his voice sounds and low, and high". He was also supported for his characters with kanji "princess" in it, including Himeno Kanon from "Idolm@ster SideM" and Himemiya Touri from "Ensemble Stars!". ■Overall ranking 1st: Hayami Saori 2nd: Hanazawa Kana 3rd: Amamiya Sora 4th: Minase Inori 5th: Sawashiro Miyuki 6th: Kayano Ai 6th: Kugimiya Rie 8th: Uchida Maaya 8th: Sakura Ayane 8th: Noto Mamiko 11th: Takahashi Rie 12th: Ogata Megumi 12th: Kitou Akari 12th: Kuwashima Noriko 12th: Sakamoto Maaya 12th: Shimamoto Sumi 12th: Tamura Yukari 12th: Toyosaki Aki 12th: Murase Ayumu (Survey conducted: Jun. 17, 2020~Jun. 24)

Yamashita Daiki & Okamoto Nobuhiko talk about the "BNHA" movie! Revealing a part of the movie's special edition BD & DVD

A part of a special segment, "Scene Select Visual Commentary" featuring Deku and Bakugo Katsuki's voice actors, Yamashita Daiki and Okamoto Nobuhiko from the Plus Ultra version of "My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising" Blu-ray & DVD set to go on sale on 15 Jul. 2020 onward has just been revealed. Horikoshi Kouhei, the original manga artist of the work, was a supervising director and character artist for "My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising". The climax of the movie came from one of the ideas he had for the last battle in the original work and commented that, "In a way, this can be taken as BNHA's ending". In "Scene Select Visual Commentary", voice actors that play Deku and Bakugo (Yamashita Daiki and Okamoto Nobuhiko) watch "highlight" scenes from the movie and comment on their thoughts on their characters as well as some secret post recording gossip. This is a special talk that can only be found in this segment. The released footage features a few snippets from the special edition of the movie and shows them talking passionately and more in depth about "My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising". "My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising"'s Blu-ray & DVD goes on sale on 15 Jul. 2020. The Plus Ultra version that contains the "Scene Select Visual Commentary" is priced at 7,800JPY (tax excl.) for Blu-ray and 6,800JPY (tax excl.) for DVD. (C) Horikoshi Kouhei/Shueisha・My Hero Academia Production Committee

Make-Up Set Inspired by "Ainana" is Here! Get lost in the "Dark Wonderland"...

"Ichiban Make-Up Set" is a set of cosmetics inspired by "Idolish7" which includes six types of items in total, such as cosmetic palettes, lip glosses, and body mist. The set will be available for sale at Animate, hobby shops, and others from Jul. 25, 2020. The product is a set of cosmetics that feature illustrations and a new visual of the Ichiban Kuji lottery "Idolish7 Wonderland in the dark", which was held in Mar. 2019. The line-up includes cosmetic palettes, lip glosses, and body mist which are easy to carry around and are inspired by "Dark Wonderland", "Tea Party", and "Castle of the Heart". In addition, the Ichiban Make-Up Set includes specially designed cosmetics, such as a single color collection featuring illustrations of the groups IDOLiSH7, TRIGGER, and Re:vale. The Last One Prize is a large-sized makeup pouch. "Ichiban Make-Up Set Idolish7 -Wonderland cosmetics-" are priced at 850 yen each draw (tax included), and will be on sale at Animate, hobby shops, and others from Jul. 25, 2020. (C)Idolish7

From the "GundamBuildDivers Gaiden" the main character's favorite machine, G-Else, has been turned into HG Gunpla! The figure of "BEFORE" from the first half of the story will be reproduced

"G-Els", the main body of the main character of "GundamBuildDivers" official Gaiden work "GundamBuildDivers Break", becomes a HG Gunpla from the first half of the story. Pre-orders are available now at Premium Bandai. This product "HG 1/144 Gundam G-Else (BEFORE)" is an item that reproduces the characteristics of "G-ELSE" such as heroic-looking face and body-color with "BEFORE" new parts. Various optional parts such as a compound armament grow-up unit equipped on both arms and legs, a deploying beam effect, and a beam rifle are also included. "HG 1/144 Gundam G-Else (BEFORE)" is priced at 2,090 JPY (tax included). Products delivery is scheduled for Oct. 2020. (C) Sotsu/Sunrise/TV Tokyo

Uchida Maaya, Takahashi Youko and others perform at "Anime Expo Lite x Lis Ani! LIVE L.A." Including a broadcast with special songs

"Anime Expo Lite" was announced as a free online broadcast event. It has been decided that "Anime Expo Lite x Lis Ani! LIVE L.A." will be featuring Uchida Maaya, Takahashi Youko, Nanjou Yoshino and others. For this event, premium members of au smart passes will receive limited edition special presents in addition to the broadcast. "Anime Expo Lite x Lis Ani! LIVE L.A." is an event held in place of "Anime Expo 2020" that is held annually in America's Los Angeles and is known to be the biggest anime convention in North America. "Anime Expo Lite" is a free online broadcast event and the live will be held as one of the sessions of the event. The broadcast of "Anime Expo Lite" will begin from 4 Jul. 18:00 (Japan Time 5 Jul. 10:00). The "au Smart Premium Pass" is the only service where viewers can watch the archived videos. The live video broadcast will be available after the live performance on 5 Jul. 14:00 onward to 12 Jul. 23:59 (Japan Time). In addition to commentary videos from the 6 performing artists, there will be a present of 3 signed goods from the artists as well. "Anime Expo Lite x Little Ani! LIVE L.A." will begin broadcasting from Japan Time 5 Jul. 10:00 onward.

An announcement the the new movie release date for the movie "Violet Evergarden" will be Sep. 202, has been published

The new release date of "Movie Version Violet Evergarden", which had announced a postponement of its release in Apr. 2020, was moved to Sep. 18, 2020. At the same time, a promo of this work was also released. Comments from the production committee, about the decision on the release date, have been revealed, "We hope you will join us and enjoy the work when it's open to the public. Thank you for your cooperation." A trailer, which was also released, shows the figure of Violet Evergarden, who continues to write in a world where there is no important person. The "Movie Version Violet Evergarden" will be released on Sep. 18, 2020. (C) Akatsuki Kana/Kyoto Animation/Violet Evergarden Production Committee

Happy Birthday, Hanae Natsuki-san! Who's Your Favorite Character? '20 Edition. Tanjirou From "Kimetsu" Takes 1st Place Again! Characters From the Latest Titles, such as "Kakushigoto" and "Twisted Wonderland" Ranked High

Jun. 26 is Hanae Natsuki-san's birthday. He debuted in 2011 and won Best Rookie Actors at the 9th Seiyu Awards in 2014, Personality Award at the 11th in 2016, and Best Actor in a Leading Role at the 14th in 2019. In 2020, he is taking on the main characters in many titles, such as "Smile Down the Runway" and "Appare-Ranman!". To celebrate his birthday, Anime!Anime! has conducted the same survey as last year asking, "Who's Your Favorite Character Voiced by Hanae Natsuki-san?" We received 333 votes during the voting period from Jun. 13 to Jun. 20. Most of the voters were female with a gender ratio of 20% male to 80 % female, and the age range leaned toward the younger side with 60% under 19 and 20% in their 20s. ■The protagonists of "Kimetsu", "Tokyo Ghoul", and "Your Lie in April" 1st Place 1st place was taken by Kamado Tanjirou from "Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba" with roughly 25% of the vote, keeping him at the top. "He's an honest caring big brother, but when it comes to slaying demons, he always devotes his full power! I love how he never gives up!!" "I fell in love with his kindness and courage fighting to turn his demon sister back to a human," and "He takes good care of his family and friends, and has a kind heart to even show mercy to the demons," are comments that show how he is popular for his gentle personality. He also fascinates fans in the radio program, "His strength, kindness, and dignity are each expressed well. Every time I watch the anime, I'm like 'Tanjirou's alive...!' It's so impressive. I also enjoy listening to him on 'Kimetsu Radio'." 2nd Place Coming in 2nd was Kaneki Ken from "Tokyo Ghoul" with 15% of the vote. He kept his position from last year. The emotional and troubled protagonist received comments such as "The protagonist who's both a human and a ghoul. His conflicted feelings swaying between human and ghoul and crying out his pain left a strong impression on me," and "His performance transitions along with Kaneki's personality, and his kindness and terror are expressed well. I was drawn in by this anime." Fans say "I can't forget the fear I felt through the performance," pointing out how the screams in the torture scene stuck in their heads. 3rd Place 3rd place went to Tomoe Hiyori from "Ensemble Stars!" with roughly 7% of the vote. He rose from 8th place in last year's survey. Tomoe Hiyori, the leader of Eve, was popular for his cheerful and social personality, and received comments such as, "Hanae-san's cheerfulness is similar to that of Hiyori-kun and he gives me energy. I also love how he sometimes shows his matureness," and "The sparkly charm of Ohii-san can only be portrayed by Hanae-san." His symbolic line "Ii Hiyori" (A good day) is also memorable. ■Here are some comments for other characters!! For Sakishima Hikari from "Nagi-Asu: A Lull in the Sea", "He's boyish and cool. His words can be harsh but his voice is so gentle. I think Hanae-san taking on the role of the protagonist Hikari made 'Nagi-Asu' a painful yet heart-warming story," and "I can feel the love for the title from Hanae-kun's profile location being related to 'Nagi-Asu'." For Higekiri from the "Token Ranbu" series, "He's usually so laid-back that he even forgets his younger brother's name, but his dignified voice in battles well matches "the treasure of the Minamoto clan". I can't resist the gap!" For Kaizuka Inazuka from "Aldnoah.Zero", "He's cool, but also has a passionate side. It's refreshing to watch him turning over the desperate battles." For Tomaruin Satsuki, a character from the latest spring 2020 anime series, "Kakushigoto: My Dad's Secret Ambition", "He's annoying how he gets in the way of everyone, but his performance stops me from hating him," and "His voice becoming a bit deeper when he sometimes talks ill of others gives me butterflies in my stomach." The top 2 positions didn't change from last year's survey, but 3rd place and below were completely different. Not only anime characters but also game characters made the list. ■Top 20 [Who's Your Favorite Character Voiced by Hanae Natsuki-san? 2020 Edition] 1. Kamado Tanjirou "Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba" 2. Kaneki Ken (Sasaki Haise) "Tokyo Ghoul" 3. Tomoe Hiyori "Ensemble Stars!" 4. Toritsuka Reita "The Disastrous Life of Saiki K." 5. Arima Kousei "Your Lie in April" 6. Tomaruin Satsuki "Kakushigoto: My Dad's Secret Ambition" 7. Kominato Haruichi "Ace of Diamond" 8. Riddle Rosehearts "Disney Twisted Wonderland" 9. Hoshitani Yuuta "Star-Myu" 10. Enomoto Kotarou "Kokuhaku Jikkou Iinkai: Ren'ai Series" 10. Elam "The Heroic Legend of Arslan" 12. Ashuu Yuta "B-Project" 12. Sakishima Hikari "Nagi-Asu: A Lull in the Sea" 14. Sera Ritsuka "Tsukipro The Animation" 15. Higekiri "Token Ranbu: Online" 15. Takumi Aldini "Food Wars!: Shokugeki no Soma" 17. Kaizuka Inazuka "Aldnoah.Zero" 17. Hshiumi Kourai "Haikyuu!! To The Top" 19. Ix Nieves "Tales of the Rays" 19. Fuuma Kotarou "Fate/Grand Order" 19. Yuna D. Kaito "Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card" 19. Yoruha No.9 Type-S "NieR: Automata" (Voting Period: Jun. 13 to Jun. 20, 2020)

Love Warrior Sailor Venus from "Sailor Moon" becomes a 3d figure together with Artemis! A masked version has been reproduced as well

A figure of Sailor Venus from"Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon" will be released. Pre-orders are available now at general retail stores. "S.H.Figuarts Sailor Venus -Anime Color Edition-" was inspired by the coloring of the anime "Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon" series that had been broadcast in the 1990s. The strong and cute action of a Sailor Warrior is completely reproduced with the range of motion and beautiful proportions unique to S.H.Figuarts. A mask and the white cat Artemis are also included, so you can enjoy them side by side . "S.H.Figuarts Sailor Venus -Anime Color Edition-" is priced at 6,050 JPY (tax included). Pre-orders are available at general retail stores from Jun. 19, 2020. Sales are scheduled to start in Oct. 2020. (C) Takeuchi Naoko, PNP, Toei Animation

The well-known anime "Vic the Viking" that became the motif for "ONE PIECE" will be released in October! Starring Itou Sairi in the leading role

The anime "Vic the Viking", which is based on children's literature and the motif for Oda Eiichiro's "ONE PIECE", will make an appearance on the big screen. It will be released nationwide from October 2, 2020. Itou Sairi will be doing the voice of the main character, Vic. "Vic the Viking" is based on the children's literature series, the "Little Viking" by Swedish author Runer Jonsson. In Japan, a TV animation co-produced with the help of Germany and was broadcast from 1972 to 1974. It had a maximum audience rating of 20.5%. The story this time is a completely new original story that reveals the secret of a magic sword that turns anything it touches into gold. In order to save Vic's beloved mother Ylba, her companion, her father and pirate Harvar, and her go on a big adventure. As part of the main staff, Eric Kaz, who participated in the TV series "Vic The Viking" which became popular in 2013 and was a remake of the European series "Small Viking Vicke", and Timo Bernhard who works include "SING", "Pet"and "Despicable Me 3", have been named as the director/scriptwriter and animation director respectively. Itou Sairi will play the voice of the main character, Vic, in this movie. She is very enthused to be chosen for the role of Vic's voice. "Vic the Viking" will be released at Aeon Cinemas and other locations nationwide from Oct. 2, 2020 . <A full transcript follows> [Comment from Itou Sairi, playing the part of Vic] It was decided that I would play the role of the voice of Vic this time, and I'm full of both tension and excitement at the same time. It is such a memorable work where people around me, such as my mother and others of that generation who saw it when they were young, can feel the excitement of those days again! I will also do my best to create a wide range of fun for the children of the current generation as well as people of my generation! Please look forward to what adventures the wise and courageous Vic will have to overcome as various crises and adventures unfold! (C) 2019 Studio 100 Animation - Studio 100 Media GmbH - Belvision

A wallet with the motif of Tanjiro and Giyuki from "Demon Slayer" will go on sale! Pay close attention to the metal fittings and lining on the wallet

From "Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba" comes a long leather wallet, a folding wallet, and a heart-shaped coin case that resembles the characters. Preorders for these are currently being accepted at "Premium Bandai". The "Demon Slayer Leather Series" uses genuine leather and is designed in a color that reflects the image of each of the five characters, Tanjiro, Nezuko, Zenitsu, Inosuke, and Giyuki. Please mmake sure you pay close attention to points such as the original metal fittings and the jacquard fabric used in the lining "Demon Slayer Long Leather Wallet" has enough pockets for 20 cards, making it easy to use. "Demon Slayer Leather Folding Wallet" is a smaller sized wallet that is perfect for carrying. The "Demon Slayer Leather Heart-shaped Coin Case" is the perfect item for carrying a lot of small change or small items when you go out. The price of the items are "Demon Slayer Long Leather Wallet" 21,450 JPY (including tax), "Demon Slayer Leather Bi-Fold Wallet" 19,800 JPY (including tax), "Demon Slayer Leather Heart-shaped Coin Case" 11,000 JPY (including tax). Pre-orders are currently being accepted by "Premium Bandai" until July 27, 2020, with the product themselves being planned to be delivered from October 2020. (C) Gotouge Koyoharu/Shueisha/Aniplex/ufotable

Jump "Rokudenashi Blues" Collaborates With Martial Arts Training Wear Brand! Featuring the Intense Boxing Scenes

"Rokudenashi Blues", which was serialized in "Weekly Shonen Jump" by Morita Masanori and has over 50 million copies published, and the martial arts training wear brand "HODOPHILAX" will be releasing collab apparel. Pre-orders are currently available at "Premium Bandai". The collaboration items "Rokudenashi Blues × HODOPHILAX" features scenes where the protagonist Maeda Taison shows genuine passion for boxing, different from when he's in fights. There are a total of 5 items including a T-shirt with the design of the intense boxing scene and a zip-up hoodie with the illustration of Taison crying out from the cover of the final volume. Each product is currently available for pre-order at "Premium Bandai". Check out the official website for further information. (C)Morita Masanori, Studio Hitman / Shueisha

From "Sailor Moon", "Sailor Jupiter has come to see you!" You are now able to see the figure of Kino Makoto - Jupiter Warrior

The figure of Sailor Jupiter from the "Pretty Soldier Sailor Moon" anime series, has been released. Pre-orders are currently available at general stores. "S.H.Figuarts Sailor Jupiter -Anime Color Edition-" has recreated the coloring from the anime series "Pretty Soldier Sailor Moon" that was broadcast in the 1990s. The bold and cute action of a sailor warrior is completely reproduced with the range of motion and beautiful proportions unique to S.H.Figuarts. It comes with antenna bangs, and you can place her in various poses. "S.H.Figuarts Sailor Jupiter -Anime Color Edition-" is priced at 6,050 JPY (tax included). Pre-orders have been available at general retail stores since Jun. 19, 2020. Sales are scheduled for Oct. 2020. (C) Takeuchi Naoko, PNP, Toei Animation

"Japan Sinks: 2020"'s Theme song is "a life" from Onuki Taeko & Sakamoto Ryuichi. Director Yuasa Masaaki released the OP as well

The theme song of the Netflix Original Anime Series title, "Japan Sinks: 2020", is set to be "a life", a song written and composed by Onuki Taeko and Sakamoto Ryuichi. Accompanying that, Director Yuasa Masaaki reveals a gem of an image from the opening that slightly differs from the rest of the show. We have also received comments from Onuki Taeko, Sakamoto Ryuichi, Director Yuasa Masaaki as well as Producer Zushi Kensuke. "a life" is the debut song that was used to announce the release of "UTAU", a joint album from Onuki Taeko and Sakamoto Ryuichi in 2010. The song is coined as 'timeless' for its lyrics that weave together a sense of a peaceful daily life and evokes memories, the soft and gentle singing, and its delicate yet strong piano melodies. With "a life" echoing as "Japan Sinks: 2020"'s Opening, the images are drawn in a different style compared to the main show and appears in the form of watercolor, painted with a delicate touch. It shows the scenery from the beginning of the Budou family. Director Yuasa Masaaki commented on "a life", stating that it had "a feeling of transparency and daily life but was also a grounded and wonderful song". He commented on the opening image as well, describing it to be "a bright contrast to the bleak and dark setting of the main movie, it evokes a sense of respect to the loss of daily routine that we see every day on bright and peaceful mornings. The morning light, soft futon, warm drinks, scenic nature, and close-ups of small animals. These are all drawn with a sense of transparency in white light, overlapping like fragmented memories with a soft touch." "Japan Sinks: 2020" is an anime that depicts a sudden loss of daily life, with characters thrust into a terrible reality. They slowly rise up to each obstacle, reviving hope. The timeless song "a life" vividly accompanies the story, giving viewers a sense of strength and guidance to carry on. The Netflix Original Anime Series "Japan Sinks: 2020" is set to broadcast world-wide from 9 Jul. 2020 onward. <Here are the comments below> "Onuki Taeko (Lyrics & Song) - Thoughts on the theme song" I believe that facing reality without blaming it on anyone, having the right attitude, and working on myself will help the "me" in the future. There is no change to my singing itself but, I want to live to the fullest with a brand new perspective and sing for people's sake moving onward. "Sakamoto Ryuichi (Composer) - Thoughts on the theme song" We understand how precious daily life is, that we often take for granted. "Yuasa Masaaki (Director) - Regarding the theme song and the production of the opening image" It was a wonderful song that was grounded, yet had a sense of transparency and a hint of daily life. The image is a bright contrast to the bleak and dark setting of the main movie, it evokes a sense of respect to the loss of daily routine that we see every day on bright and peaceful mornings. The morning light, soft futon, warm drinks, scenic nature, and close-ups of small animals. These are all drawn with a sense of transparency in white light, overlapping like fragmented memories with a soft touch. "Zushi Kensuki (Producer) - Reason for picking the song" "a life" had the same perspective that synchronized with "Japan Sinks: 2020"'s theme. It was a song that inspired limitless imagery when I listened to it. Director Yuasa's story depicts a forward-looking, strong group of people that stand in the face of adversary despite losing peaceful days, family and friends, and their country. Coupled with "a life", a song featuring Sakamoto Ryuichi's beautiful composition and Onuki Taeko's clear voice that "inspires strength within the heart to overcome", I hope that everyone will be able to enjoy this wonderful collaboration. I hope from the bottom of my heart that our world will become one full of kindness, overflowing with laughter, and smiles. (C) " JAPAN SINKS : 2020"Project Partners

Cute wet t-shirts and swimsuit! Figure of "Sakurajima Mai" from "Aobuta" appeared!

From "Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai", "Sakurajima Mai" in the cute, wet t-shirt and swimsuit became a 1/7 scale figure. Pre-order is currently available at Kyaraani.com. This product recreated the illustration of Sakurajima Mai in a swimsuit, which was revealed in "Dengeki Bunko Super Thank You Fair 2016". This item recreates the dating scene in the bay area with her in a wet t-shirt over a cute swimsuit. It is impressive that she enjoys the opportunity with a water gun in her hand. Moreover, at Kyaraani.com, the interchangeable face parts come along as an exclusive gift. It allows the recreation of "Mai" senpai being shy. "1/7-Scaled PVC Completed Figure Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai Sakurajima Mai-senpai Water Gun Date ver." is priced for 13,500 JPY (tax included). Pre-order is currently available at Kyaraani.com, and sale is scheduled for Nov. 2020. (C) 2018 Kamoshida Hajime/ K A D O K A W A Ascii Media Works/ Aobuta Project

Which Summer 2020 Anime Do You Have High Expectations Of? The Latest Seasons of "SAO", "Oregairu", "Re:Zero", and "Fire Force" Were at the Top!

June is here and the summer season is just around the corner. The new titles scheduled to air in summer 2020 have a wide variety of highly anticipated original titles, hot titles fans wanted to see an anime adaption of, and sequels of popular titles. So, which title is the most popular among Anime!Anime! readers? To answer this question we conducted an survey asking, "Which Summer 2020 Anime Do You Have High Expectations Of?" We received 232 votes during the voting period from Jun. 8 through Jun. 15. There were about the same number of male and female voters with a gender ratio of 47% male to 53% female, and the age range leaned to the younger side with 45% under 19 and 30% in their 20s. ※The choices included all animes announced on their official website as "broadcasting scheduled from July" as of 12:00 p.m. Jun. 8. We did not exclude the titles that were later announced to be delayed. ※The titles that were announced to be delayed as of 12:00 p.m. Jun. 8 are excluded from the choices. ■"Re:Zero" was at the top. Popular series ranked high in this survey. 1st Place 1st place went to "Re:Zero − Starting Life in Another World" 2nd season with roughly 20% of the votes. This anime is based on the fantasy novel published by "MF Bunko J". The 1st season was aired from Apr. to Sep. 2016. OVAs were played at theaters in 2018 and 2019, and there was a re-edited version of the 1st series aired from Jun. to Apr. 2020. Readers have expressed their expectations towards the show in comments, such as "I've been waiting for this sequel! I can't wait to see Emilia-tan and Ram," "I'm excited to see how the despair even deeper than the 1st season will be depicted," and "The re-edited version ended leading to the 2nd season, so it made me look forward to how the story will continue." Since the airing was delayed from Apr. due to the spread of COVID-19, many fans were looking forward to this title, "I have even higher expectations because I couldn't watch it in spring!" 2nd Place Coming in 2nd was "Sword Art Online: Alicization – War of Underworld" 2nd cour with roughly 15% of the votes. This is a popular series published by "Dengeki Bunko". It's a smash hit with a TV anime series that started in Jul. 2012, and a film in 2017. "The Alicization arc that started in Oct. 2018 is finally going to end. The OP & ED songs by Reona & Aoi Eir, who both worked on the previous theme songs, makes it even better! I can't find a reason not to watch it," and "The PV is as good as a movie! I can feel the passion put into this last chapter," show how hyped the fans are. The airing of this title was also delayed from Apr., so there were comments like, "I've waited so long for this. I can't wait anymore!" 3rd Place 3rd place went to "Fire Force Season 2" with roughly 13% of the vote. This is a dark fantasy serialized in "Weekly Shonen Magazine". The 1st season was aired in 2019. It received comments such as, "I was looking forward to the broadcast of a new season! The PV with intensifying development and impressive battles is worth to watch," and "I can't wait to see the upcoming battles of the protagonist Shinra-kun and Special Fire Force Company 8!" When counting the votes of each gender, the results were: "Re:Zero" at 1st, "SAO" at 2nd, "My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU (season 3)" at 3rd for male, and "Fire Force" at 1st, "SAO" at 2nd, "Re:Zero" at 3rd for female. ■Here are some comments for other titles!! For "My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU (season 3)", "The 1st and 2nd season has been re-broadcast and fans are hyped for the final season. I'm looking forward to watching it," and "Not only do I love the story, but I also love the OP song by Yanagi Nagi-san." For "The Misfit of Demon King Academy", "I can't wait to see Anos moving and talking like a demon king. I'm also curious how much of the original work is becoming an anime!" There were also votes for the online anime, "Japan Sinks: 2020", "I'm interested to see how the best sellar Sci-Fi novel has been arranged into an anime," and "The works of director Yuasa Masaaki are always good." Sequels of popular series ranked high in this survey. There were many titles that were delayed of its broadcast, and the results show how much the fans are looking forward to watching them. ■Overall Ranking [Which Summer 2020 Anime Do You Have High Expectations Of?] 1. "Re:Zero − Starting Life in Another World" 2nd season 2. "Sword Art Online: Alicization – War of Underworld" 2nd cour 3. "Fire Force Season 2" 4. "My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU (season 3)" 5. "Rent-A-Girlfriend" 6. "The Millionaire Detective - Balance: Unlimited" 7. "Deca-Dence" 7. "The Misfit of Demon King Academy" 9. "Umayon" 10. "Ikebukuro West Gate Park" ※Announced to be delayed to Oct. on Jun. 19. 10. "Uzaki-chan Wants to Hang Out!" 12. "Great Pretender" 12. "Baki: Great Chinese Challenge Saga" 12. "Japan Sinks: 2020" 15. "Ochikobore Fruit Tart" ※Announced to be delayed to Oct. on Jun. 10. (Voting Period: Jun. 8 to Jun. 15, 2020)

VIEW MORE LATEST NEWS

GOODS

"Sailor Moon × Asakusa Bunko" The Compacts and Planetary Symbols Become a Beautiful Pattern. Leather Wallet and Card Case Released.

Date: 2020-07-03
"Sailor Moon" and "Asakusa Bunko", known for their leather crafts, collaborate and released a folding wallet and card case. Products are currently available at "PREMICO Online Shop". The special "Sailor Moon" leather wallet and card case were created by "Asakusa Bunko" known for their beautiful coloring and soft texture. The pure white leather from Banshu Himeji is designed with the "Crystal Hanabishi patterns" (Hanabishi is a diamond-shaped flowers) of Sailor Guardians motifs. "Sailor Moon × Asakusa Bunko Crystal Hanabishi Pattern Folding Wallet" has Sailor Moon's Cosmic Heart Compact in the center with the Planetary Symbols of 4 Sailor Guardians and flower patterns based on each of their theme colors. This compact, bifold design allows for easy access to both coins and cards. It is functional with a total of 13 pockets, including a coin pocket with 2 separate compartments and a pocket that lets you see 8 cards at a glance. "Sailor Moon × Asakusa Bunko Crystal Hanabishi Pattern Card Case" has Sailor Chibi Moon's Prism Heart Compact in the center with the Planetary Symbols of 4 Extrasolar Guardians and flower patterns based on each of their theme color. Not only does it carry credit cards, loyalty cards, IC cards, etc, it can also be used as a business cardholder. "Sailor Moon × Asakusa Bunko Crystal Hanabishi Pattern Folding Wallet" is priced at 34,800 JPY (tax excluded), and "Sailor Moon × Asakusa Bunko Crystal Hanabishi Pattern Card Case" at 14,800 JPY (tax excluded). Both are available at "PREMICO Online Shop" and shipping is scheduled for late Jul. 2020. (C)Takeuchi Naoko, PNP, Toei Animation
Read More
Make-Up Set Inspired by "Ainana" is Here! Get lost in the "Dark Wonderland"...

"Ichiban Make-Up Set" is a set of cosmetics inspired by "Idolish7" which includes six types of items in total, such as cosmetic palettes, lip glosses, and body mist. The set will be available for sale at Animate, hobby shops, and others from Jul. 25, 2020. The product is a set of cosmetics that feature illustrations and a new visual of the Ichiban Kuji lottery "Idolish7 Wonderland in the dark", which was held in Mar. 2019. The line-up includes cosmetic palettes, lip glosses, and body mist which are easy to carry around and are inspired by "Dark Wonderland", "Tea Party", and "Castle of the Heart". In addition, the Ichiban Make-Up Set includes specially designed cosmetics, such as a single color collection featuring illustrations of the groups IDOLiSH7, TRIGGER, and Re:vale. The Last One Prize is a large-sized makeup pouch. "Ichiban Make-Up Set Idolish7 -Wonderland cosmetics-" are priced at 850 yen each draw (tax included), and will be on sale at Animate, hobby shops, and others from Jul. 25, 2020. (C)Idolish7

From the "GundamBuildDivers Gaiden" the main character's favorite machine, G-Else, has been turned into HG Gunpla! The figure of "BEFORE" from the first half of the story will be reproduced

"G-Els", the main body of the main character of "GundamBuildDivers" official Gaiden work "GundamBuildDivers Break", becomes a HG Gunpla from the first half of the story. Pre-orders are available now at Premium Bandai. This product "HG 1/144 Gundam G-Else (BEFORE)" is an item that reproduces the characteristics of "G-ELSE" such as heroic-looking face and body-color with "BEFORE" new parts. Various optional parts such as a compound armament grow-up unit equipped on both arms and legs, a deploying beam effect, and a beam rifle are also included. "HG 1/144 Gundam G-Else (BEFORE)" is priced at 2,090 JPY (tax included). Products delivery is scheduled for Oct. 2020. (C) Sotsu/Sunrise/TV Tokyo

Love Warrior Sailor Venus from "Sailor Moon" becomes a 3d figure together with Artemis! A masked version has been reproduced as well

A figure of Sailor Venus from"Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon" will be released. Pre-orders are available now at general retail stores. "S.H.Figuarts Sailor Venus -Anime Color Edition-" was inspired by the coloring of the anime "Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon" series that had been broadcast in the 1990s. The strong and cute action of a Sailor Warrior is completely reproduced with the range of motion and beautiful proportions unique to S.H.Figuarts. A mask and the white cat Artemis are also included, so you can enjoy them side by side . "S.H.Figuarts Sailor Venus -Anime Color Edition-" is priced at 6,050 JPY (tax included). Pre-orders are available at general retail stores from Jun. 19, 2020. Sales are scheduled to start in Oct. 2020. (C) Takeuchi Naoko, PNP, Toei Animation

A wallet with the motif of Tanjiro and Giyuki from "Demon Slayer" will go on sale! Pay close attention to the metal fittings and lining on the wallet

From "Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba" comes a long leather wallet, a folding wallet, and a heart-shaped coin case that resembles the characters. Preorders for these are currently being accepted at "Premium Bandai". The "Demon Slayer Leather Series" uses genuine leather and is designed in a color that reflects the image of each of the five characters, Tanjiro, Nezuko, Zenitsu, Inosuke, and Giyuki. Please mmake sure you pay close attention to points such as the original metal fittings and the jacquard fabric used in the lining "Demon Slayer Long Leather Wallet" has enough pockets for 20 cards, making it easy to use. "Demon Slayer Leather Folding Wallet" is a smaller sized wallet that is perfect for carrying. The "Demon Slayer Leather Heart-shaped Coin Case" is the perfect item for carrying a lot of small change or small items when you go out. The price of the items are "Demon Slayer Long Leather Wallet" 21,450 JPY (including tax), "Demon Slayer Leather Bi-Fold Wallet" 19,800 JPY (including tax), "Demon Slayer Leather Heart-shaped Coin Case" 11,000 JPY (including tax). Pre-orders are currently being accepted by "Premium Bandai" until July 27, 2020, with the product themselves being planned to be delivered from October 2020. (C) Gotouge Koyoharu/Shueisha/Aniplex/ufotable

VIEW MORE GOODS

COSPLAYER

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!
Read More
【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".

VIEW MORE COSPLAYER

OVERSEA

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

Date: 2019-09-26
Otomo, which operate private tour services for inbound travelers have collaborated with the Anime Tourism Association to develop a pilgrimage tour plan to sacred grounds where stages for some renowned anime works were based off.
Read More
VIEW MORE OVERSEA
Special Topics
The 2nd PV for Ahiru no Sora has been released! Don’t miss out on the hot scene featuring a freakishly tall basketball player!

The 2nd PV for TV anime Ahiru no Sora has been released and features the passionate plays of a freakishly tall basketball club member. Broadcasting information was released at the same time. The series will be aired on TV Tokyo’s channel 6 starting on October 2nd.

News Ranking
1st
The 2nd Info Movie “Kimetsu no Yaiba : Demon Slayer” Debuted! Will be Released in 2020

Movie “Kimetsu no Yaiba : Demon Slayer” Infinity Train arc decided to be released on 2020. The new teaser and visual has been released on the 2nd info.

SEE MORE ACCESS RANKINGS