Original project「Tenka Hyakken」 gets a short anime adaptation! With Yuuko Ono and Rie Takahashi making cast appearances
Original Project『Tenka Hyakken』 gets an TV anime adaptation with『Tenka Hyakken ～Welcome to the Meiji Mansion～』as the title, airing was decided from October 2019. It was announced that Yuuko Ono will voice Jouizumi Masamune, while Rie Takahashi will voice Kuwana Gou, and the key visuals were also revealed.
The 『Tenka Hyakken』that was serialized in Monthly Magazine「Dengeki G’s Magazine」gets a confirmed anime adaptation with『Tenka Hyakken ～Welcome to the Meiji Mansion～』as the title. It was announced that Yuuko Ono will voice Jouizumi Masamune, while Rie Takahashi will voice Kuwana Gou, and the key visuals were also revealed.
『Tenka Hyakken ～Welcome to the Meiji Mansion～』 is an original work produced by 「Dengeki G’s Magazine」and「Dengeki Hobby Web」. Countless renowned swords were drawn by popular illustrators which was known as「Mitsurugi」 , with a number of projects expanding from the Bishoujo sword action RPG 『Tenka Hyakken -Zan-』 currently under development.
Liden Films is currently responsible for the animation production of 『Tenka Hyakken ～Welcome to the Meiji Mansion～』.
The cast includes Yuuko Ono as Jouizumi Masamune, Rie Takahashi as Kuwana Gou, Haruka Chisuga as Goou Yoshimitsu, Hikaru Iida as Toshi Masamune, Kanako Yanagihara as Hocho Masamune and Yuki Harukawa as Horinuki Masamune.
Ono, Takahashi, Chisuga, Iida, Yanagihara and Harukawa will appear at the 「『Tenka Hyakken -Zan-』Kyomafu 2019 Special Stage」event in「Kyoto International Manga・Anime Fest 2019」 on 22th September.
The Short Anime 『Tenka Hyakken ～Welcome to the Meiji Mansion～』will begin airing from October 2019.
【Title】Tenka Hyakken ～Welcome to the Meiji Mansion～
【Airing Date】From October 2019
A collaboration between the voice actor Amamiya Sora and the sound entertaning fitness app "BeatFit" is realized. Under the title "Moshimo Amamiya Sora ga trainer dattara...?" (What if Amamiya Sora became your trainer?), the audio content distribution has started on Feb. 14, 2020.
"BeatFit" is a fitness app that delivers audio content which allows you to move your body and adjust your mindset while listening to the trainer's voice guide and music.
In this collaboration, the voice actor Amamiya Sora, known for her roles as Souryuuin Akemi in "How Heavy Are the Dumbbells You Lift?" and Aqua in "KonoSuba: God's Blessing on this Wonderful World! ", makes the most of her voice preparing professional training classes divided into three genres: "muscle training", "outdoor running", and "meditation and mindfulness". You will be able to train as if Amamiya Sora were right next to you.
In addition, a social media campaign has been implemented. By simply posting your class impressions on your social media, 25 people chosen by lottery will get autographs and also limited clear file folders. The posted comments will be sent all together to Amamiya Sora.
Amamiya Sora and the fitness app "BeatFit" collaborative content, "What if Amamiya Sora became your trainer?" is being distributed from Feb. 14, 2020.
"What if Amamiya Sora became your trainer?"
The limited distribution of "BeatFit" (1,480 yen/month, tax included, unlimited listening with a fixed charge) starts on Feb. 14, 2020.
(C) 2018 BeatFit Inc.
The voicing cast of the dating simulation game app released from Tokyo Gas, "Furokoi: My personal Bathing Butler", has been announced to be; KENN, Eguchi Takuya, Itou Kento, Okamoto Nobuhiko, and Shimazaki Nobunaga. Pre-registrations have started.
"Furokoi: My personal Bathing Butler" is a totally free dating simulation game app which Tokyo Gas is planning to release in the upcoming spring under the concept of "Bringing happiness to the bathtub".
The bathing butlers, "Batherapists", give you comfort and advice on effective bathing. The game also has a dating simulation side to it to multiply the comforting experience.
Five voice actors were chosen as the "Batherapists"; KENN as Arima Hayate, Eguchi Takuya as Tsukishiro Shu, Itou Kento as Ichimiya Kazuto, Okamoto Nobuhiko as Onogami Mahiro, Shimazaki Nobunaga as Shinonome Leo.
The dating simulation game app "Furokoi: My personal Bathing Butler" is now accepting pre-registrations and scheduled to be released in the upcoming spring.
(C)TOKYO GAS Co., Ltd. All Rights Reserved.
Wright Flyer Live Entertainment (WFLE) enters a business and capital tie-up with cluster, a virtual event platform, to enhance their avatars for their virtual live broadcasting app , "REALITY".
According to WFLE, the avatars' usage and possibilities are spreading, while many participants can't enjoy the virtual live performances and virtual events in their own avatars.
This tie-up with cluster is to solve these problems by facilitating the creation of avatars by smartphone users on the "REALITY" app. This will be the first of many enhancements to provide the users a more intense virtual experience.
WFLE and cluster will continue to develop functions cooperatively for "REALITY" users to allow their avatars to access to virtual music performances in "cluster".
They will also be strengthening their cooperation by developing limited avatar items for the VR lives in "cluster" and co-producing VR lives.
[Reprint of the article in animeanime.biz]
An aggregation of the downloads of only TV anime tie-up songs from the season of October 2019 titled "mora Supreme Anime Song Ranking of 2019 Autumn Anime" was announced by the music download service, "mora -WALKMAN (R) Official Music Store-".
In advance of the broadcast of the eighth and final episode of the TV anime "Psyco-Pass 3", a special illustration by character designer Amano Akira has been revealed. The illustration features Shindou Arata and Kei Michael Ignatov looking straight ahead along with Azusawa Koichi.
"Psyco-Pass" began in 2012 as an original TV animation series followed with its second season in 2014 and the movie in 2015. In 2019, "Psyco-Pass: Sinners of the System" trilogy debuted in theaters. The latest installment, "Psyco-Pass 3" is the story of two rookie inspectors, Shindou Arata and Kei Michael Ignatov, developing a new age of the "Psyco-Pass" series.
The eighth episode of TV anime "Psyco-Pass 3" will be broadcast in "Noitamina", Fuji TV on Dec. 12, 2019.
(C)Psyco-Pass Production Committee
From the TV anime "Fire Force" comes a trailer for "The Nether" series ahead of the 20th episode "Burst with Pride". The trailer shows Shinra and the "Special Fire Force Company 8" fighting against Sho and the "White Clad" in the nether.
"Fire Force" is a blazing dark battle fantasy with Ookubo Atsushi (the author of "Soul Eater") as the author and the production done by david production (known for their work on "JoJo's bizarre adventure".
The story is set in a world where "spontaneous human combustions" turn people into living infernos called "Infernals". The Special Fire Force was established to solve this mystery and save the human race. The new recruit Shinra Kusakabe, who is called "the devil", fights against the "Infernals" together with the members of the Special Fire Force.
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The 20th episode of TV anime "Fire Force", "Burst with Pride" will be broadcast on "Super Animeism" of MBS・TBS and other channels from 1:25 am on Dec. 6.
(C)Ookubo Atsushi・Kodansha/Special Fire Force Public Relations Department
The collaboration between the TV anime "Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba" and the smartphone game application "Monster Strike" has started from Feb. 14, 2020.
As a commemoration for this, the collaboration cafe has started on the same day in the permanent store of XFLAG, "XFLAG STORE" in Shibuya, Tokyo and Shinsaibashi, Osaka. Together with that, the original collaboration goods will also be on sales.
The collaboration characters from "Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba" that will appear in "Monster Strike" are: "Demon Slayer Corp. Member Kamado Tanjirou", "Water Pillar Tomioka Giyuu", "Bug Pillar Kochou Shinobu", "Kibutsuji Muzan's Lackey Yahaba & Susamaru", "Drum Demon Kyougai", and "Lower Moon Five Rui".
As Tanjirou can use both the "Breath of Water" and "Hi no Kami Kagura", his element will change from water to fire after Divination. Even the logo used for this collaboration had shown Tanjirou with 2 different elements and the motif of the cross over between "Breath of Water" and "Hi no Kami Kagura" was used.
Furthermore, as a commemoration for this collaboration, the collaboration cafe is held at XFLAG's permanent shop, "XFLAG STORE SHIBUYA", and "XFLAG STORE SHINSAIBASHI" from Feb. 14 until Mar. 1.
Various collaboration exclusive menus based on "Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba" such as "Do you best! Eat this don and get stronger!", etc. are available in both shops. Collaboration original goods such as "Choose-able Tin Badges (Total of 6 types)" will be on sales as well.
Further information on the collaboration limited menu and original goods are available at the special page in "XFLAG STORE".
(C) Gotouge Koyoharu/ Shueisha・Aniplex・ufotable
The visuals of the newly designed "ULTRAMAN SUIT ZERO" (abbreviate as ZERO SUIT) were designed based on "Ultraman Zero" from Tsuburaya Production, who first appearance was 10 years ago.
"ULTRAMAN SUIT ZERO" is designed by Shimizu Eiichi, the illustrator of the current "ULTRAMAN" series that's currently being streamed on Netflix, and serialized 3 million of manga copies as well.
The new hero "ULTRAMAN SUIT ZERO" will appear on the smartphone app "ULTRAMAN:BE ULTRA", set to release in 2020 Spring.
In addition, the design will be transformed into a high mobility specification "-ACTION-" action figure through the BANDAI SPIRITS plastic model collection "Figure-rise Standard ULTRAMAN", set to release on Jun. 2020.
（C）Tsuburaya Production（C）Eiichi Shimizu, Tomohiro Shimoguchi（C）ULTRAMAN Production Committee
In commemoration of the 15th anniversary of Key's SF emotional “planetarian”, the crowdfunding project aiming to visualize the spin-off novel "Snow Globe" has ended in a success with a total funding of 77,980,000 JPY that is 260% of the initial targeted amount.
"Crowdfunding project for the OVA adaptation of 'planetarian ~Snow Globe~'" was held at the crowdfunding service "CAMPFIRE" on Nov. 29, 2019. The attempt to visualize the prequel episode of "planetarian" had attracted a lot of passionate supports from the fans, reaching a total funding of 30,000,000 JPY in just two days after it had started. At that point, the production of the OVA "planetarium ~Snow Globe~" was decided.
After that, the support in "CAMPFIRE" did not stop and it had reached 200% of the initial targeted amount which is 60,000,000 JPY two days before the project end date.
Moreover, a new 75,000,000 JPY stretch award was newly created, and it was achieved on the project end on Jan. 24. The result for this crowdfunding was great as it had a total of 2,445 supported with the total funding of 77,980,000JPY which is 260% of the initial targeted amount.
OVA"planetarian ~Snow Globe" is scheduled to be completed in Sep. 2020.
"A Certain Magical Index: Imaginary Fest" will hold a special event with "A Certain Electrical Princess's Kick Vending Machine" set up in Metro Promenade of Shinjuku station, Tokyo Metro Marunouchi Line from Jan. 20, 2020.
"Detective Conan Police School Episodes Wild Police Story"'s "Episode Date" begins from the 10th issue of "Weekly Shounen Sunday", which will be on sale from Feb. 5, 2020. The trailer of police school stories, which is played by Fujiwara Keiji, a voice actor who played Date in TV anime, is also available.
"Detective Conan Police School Episodes Wild Police Story" is the new series of "Detective Conan", which started last year.
The original manga is written by Aoyama Gosho, while the illustration is directed by Arai Takahiro, who directed "The Detective Conan: Zero's Tea Time". The story depicts the life of 5 young men, including Furuya Rei, Matsuda Jinpei, Hagiwara Kenji, Date Wataru, and Morofushi Hiromitsu.
The series is the sequence of "Episode Matsuda", which is already released, and Date Wataru's hidden past and his passion will be depicted in "Episode Date".
It will be serialized in 3 consecutive volumes from the 10th issue to the 12th issue. Also, the episodes of 3 other characters will be on "Weekly Shounen Sunday", though the date has not been decided yet.
In addition, a new service will be held where all applicants will be given "Sitting Stuffed Toys Police School Episodes ver." from this 10th issue of the magazine. It was designed based on the teaser visual drawn by Aoyama Gosho, and it will come as 5 characters' item set for 7,000 JPY (includes shipping fee). The deadline is Mar. 11, 2020, so please check this out as soon as possible.
"Detective Conan Police School Episodes Wild Police Story" "Episode Date" will be starting ffrom the 10th issue of "Weekly Shounen Sunday" released on Feb. 5, 2020.
(C) Aoyama Gosho・Arai Takahiro/Shogakkan
"The Genie Family"'s new series in the recent 50 years, "The Genie Family 2020" will be broadcast from Apr. 11, 2020. Akubi, a daughter of Hakushon Daimao, will be the protagonist, and the story will be set in Tokyo 50 years after the previous series. Hakushon Daimao will be played by Yamadera Kouichi, and Akubi will be played by Moroboshi Sumire.
"The Genie Family 2020" is the new series of the comedy anime, "The Genie Family", which was aired 50 years ago.
The story is set in modern- day Tokyo. Akubi arrives at the place of Yodayama Kantarou, the grandson of the previous master of Hakushon Daimao Kan-chan, to be trained as a queen. Akubi experiences several queen trainings, and learns the importance of having a dream as she grows up together with Kantarou.
The theme of this anime is "the importance of having a dream", and Kantarou experiences several jobs in the modern day. There will be job trivia introduced to the fans, and it can be enjoyable not only for children but also for the adults. The familiar jokes stay the same, and the family members can enjoy it together.
In addition to Yamadera Kouichi as Hakushon Daimao, and Moroboshi Sumire as Akubi, Puta, the son of Daimao will be played by Yamashita Taiki, and Shimabukuro Miyuri will play Yodayama Kantarou.
The anime"The Genie Family 2020" will start from Apr. 11, 2020 on Yomiuri TV・Nippon TV related channels (excluding certain areas in Japan).
<Full comment is listed below>
【Nagai Yukiharu, the producer】
The greatest work in Showa era will come back to Reiwa era.
The anime has been repeatedly aired since 50 years ago, and I believe everyone in Japan knows "The Genie Family". It will take in differences between Showa and Reiwa, and I will make it enjoyable to all generations from the grandparents to the grandchildren by sharing how things were like in the period they lived.
(C) Tatsunoko Production・Yomiuri TV
Animated film "Sayonara, Tyrano" will be released in early Summer 2020 with Shizuno Koubun (known for "Detective Conan" movie series) as director and Satou Dai (known for "Cowboy Bebop") as screenwriter. The cast includes big names such as Miki Shinichirou as Tyrano, a strong tyrannosaurus afraid of the dark, Ishihara Kaori as Punon, a young female pteranodon that can't fly but is always optimistic, and Yuuki Aoi as Tops, a triceratops youngling.
"Sayonara, Tyrano" is an animated film based on works including Miyanishi Tatsuya's picture book tyrannosaurus series "Zutto Zutto Isshodayo" (Poplar Publishing).
The setting is the age of the dinosaurs, where everything lays in ruins as the ice age approaches. Punon, a young female pteranodon that can't fly and is looking for "heaven" in that world and Tyrano, a tyrannosaurus widely regarded as the earth's strongest being, meet. And the two begin a journey to find the sole paradise on earth, "heaven".
On the other hand, gorgosaurus who plot to take Tyrano's position as being the "strongest on earth" chase after them relentlessly. Will Tyrano, Punon, and Tops, the triceratops youngling who got separated from its parents that they met along the way, be able to reach "heaven"? And is that heaven truly a paradise...?
This work is directed by Shizuno Koubun, who has worked on "Detective Conan" movie series, and is written by Satou Dai, known for the story writer of "Cowboy Bebop", and "Ghost in the Shell: STAND ALONE COMPLEX"'s Storyriders. Tezuka Productions is in charge of the animation production. Sakamoto Ryuichi is in charge of the music that will accompany the fun and dangerous expedition of the dinosaurs.
The cast includes Miki Shinichirou as Tyrano, Ishihara Kaori as Punon, and Yuuki Aoi as Tops. Big names such as Konishi Katsuyuki, Inoue Kikuko, Morikawa Toshiyuki, Hiyama Nobuyuki as well as Ishizuka Unshou will play supporting characters in the story.
A teaser visual was also released. It's a touching image depicting "A warmhearted adventure story about bonds and friendship'".
The movie "Sayonara, Tyrano" will be released nationwide in early summer 2020.
（C）2018 "My TYRANO” Film Partners
The release date for the 2nd feature film, "Nakitai Watashi wa Neko wo Kaburu" will be on Jun. 5, 2020, from Studio Coloride which is known for "Penguin Highway". The special announcement video and teaser visual were unveiled for the first time.
Moreover, the main cast was also revealed to have Shida Mirai and Hanae Natsuki. Comments from the directors, Sato Junichi and Shibayama Tomotaka, who will be supervising the production of the film, and the scriptwriters from the production team, such as Okada Mari have arrived as well.
"Nakitai Watashi wa Neko wo Kaburu" is a youth fantasy story that takes place in the world of "cats" in Tokoname, Aichi. Sasaki Miyo, an unbridled and sensitive 2nd grade junior high school student who was given the nickname "Muge"(Infinite Mystery Human), obtained a mysterious mask that can turn her into a cat, which she later used to get close to her classmate Kento Hinode in hopes of having him see through her "true self".
The directors for the film in production are Sato Junichi, a veteran in the Japanese anime world known for "Sailor Moon" and "Keroro Gunsou", and the up-and-coming creator Shibayama Tomotaka who was involved in "Spirited Away" at Studio Ghibli.
The scriptwriter, Okada Mari has a reputation for expressing the delicate emotions of characters, such as "Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day" and "Her Blue Sky."
And the cast includes Shida Mirai, the not only prominent actress in the business who voiced in "The Secret World of Arrietty" and "The Wind Rises", but also with talents as much as origami folds, and the one and only Hanae Natsuki, who voiced Kamado Tanjirou from "Demon Slayer" and Kaneki Ken／Sasaki Haise from "Tokyo Ghoul".
Shida will be playing Sasaki Miyo, the protagonist nicknamed "Muge", and Hanae will be playing Hinode Kenta, another protagonist of the story.
Expectations for the "story of finding 'your real self'" were heightened with the release of the special announcement video depicting the main protagonist's delicate feelings intersecting with a mysterious world, along with the teaser visuals of the savage"Muge"'s cat face.
＜Below contains the full commentary＞
【Shida Mirai（Muge／Sasaki Miyo, Cat／Tarou Role）】
<Thoughts on the decision of her role>
This time I was really surprised to hear that I would be playing the role of Muge. I also felt a lot of pressure to be able to work with Hanae-san, but I was really happy.
<About the character "Muge" she plays>
I thought she was a really bright and straight-forward type of girl. She is a child who expresses her feelings unusually at times, which makes her really pleasant to watch. However, there is the part where she doesn't notice the love around her which is why there is a gap between her outdoor face that is seen at school and her indoor face that she shows in her room.
I believe that all of Muge were drawn charmingly.
<Message to the viewers>
I think this work gives you the courage to take a step forward in time. Muge looks very cute when she becomes a cat, so please look forward to it.
【Hanae Natsuki（Hinode Kenta Role）】
<Thoughts on the decision of his role>
It's a work that has a very good atmosphere that gives off a very fantasy and exquisite feeling even though it's about daily everyday lives, making it a wonderful work with a bizarre texture. A lot of cats appear in the film, and I really like cats too, so I thought this was a fateful work for me. I was really excited to be able to part of it, and I am greatly honored to be able to co-star with Shida-san.
<About the character “Hinode” he plays>
Hinode is a boy who is unable to fully express what he thinks, and has yet to decide how to pursue his future dreams or how he'll face his future. A typical junior high school student who barely notices the feelings that Muge has for him. I think he's just a boy in the middle of puberty. That is also one of his good points, but I think if he were do something about that feeling of his, slowly understanding it, he'll gradually switch from a boy to a youthful man, that's where the charm is at I believe.
<Message to the viewers>
This work contains the feelings and messages that everyone has to say about how fun it can be if you were to just say one line when communicating. It is an amazing work that combines the unrealistic fantasy elements of diving into a cat's world separated from reality in a beautiful portrait distinct from everyday life, so please do look forward to it.
It may be easier to live as a cat. You don't have to hide your thoughts, pretend to be cheerful, or put up a smile. Shida Mirai-san, a girl who always hides her waving heart because she can't do well and tends to act cheerful, and Hanae Natsuki, a boy who holds his flailing heart on his own, the two who sits close together in heart vividly played the characters with natural and tingling pain.
I want to draw Muge, Hinode, and the cats in this chimney-lined city. To witness the “world beside us” that has yet to be seen, the process of building up little by little through trial and error with Sato and other trusted staff was an interesting and thrilling day. I would be glad if everyone felt a little closer to the world and time in which Muge live.
With Sato's craftsmanship, his deep love for the work, and the passion of each and every staff member only were we able to create such a nostalgic work. The nickname of the protagonist, Muge, stands for Infinite Mystery Human. It would be great if everyone watches over the growth of the mysterious Muge in the theater with its mysterious atmosphere.
（C）2020 "Nakitai Watashi wa Neko wo Kaburu" Production Committee
The pair of Tamura Atsushi (London Boots 1 and 2) and Morimoto Hideki (Nibun no Go!) visited Saga Prefecture, which is the mecca of the TV anime "Zombie Land Saga", in the special TV program called "Lon Boo Atsushi's Zombie Land Saga Mecca Visiting Tour". It will be aired on TVQ Kyushu Broadcast from Feb. 24, 2020 at 4:00 pm.
It will be available on "TVQ Kyushu Broadcast Official YouTube Channel" exclusively for 1 month after the broadcast on TV.
In this special program, Atsushi of Lon Boo, Morimoto of Nibun no Go!, and Yamazaki Kana from TVQ Kyushu Broadcast visit the locations appeared in "Zombie Land Saga", including "Karatsu Station Plaza", which "Franchouchou" held their 1st live, "Karatsu City Furusato Hall Arpino", where the impressive concert was held in episode 12, "Karatsu City Museum of History & Folklore", which the members live in, "Drive-In Tori Imari Store", the restaurant which the visitors must visit, and "Saga Castle History Museum", which the members did the rap battle in episode 2.
In addition, the 3 visitors interact with the people of Saga, including the governor Yamaguchi Yoshinori, while introducing the Saga's charms.
Furthermore, Hondo Kaede, the voice actress playing the protagonist of "Zombie Land Saga", Minatomo Sakura, will narrate the program. Fans should definitely check out this program.
"Lon Boo Atsushi's Zombie Land Saga Mecca Visiting Tour" will be broadcast from Feb. 24, 2020 4:00 pm on TVQ Kyushu Broadcast. This program will be released exclusively on "TVQ Kyushu Broadcast YouTube Channel" for 1 month after the broadcast on TV.
The application form of the collaboration goods with "Zombie Land Saga", which Lon Boo Atsushi chose in the program for the audiences, is on the program website. It will given to 7 applicants by lottery. All gifts are autographed by Hondo Kaede, and the deadline of the application is Mar. 2, 2020 on 5:00 pm.
■Introducing the mecca
01. Karatsu Station Plaza
This is where "Franchouchou" held their first guerrilla concert. It a suitable starting place to begin the mecca tour.
02. Karatsu City Furusato Hall Arpino
This is where the impressive live was held in the 12th episode. We secretly entered the hall because there was something going on inside!
We had a quiz battle at the gift shop, betting on the special gifts!
03. Karatsu City Museum of History & Folklore
The visitors must come to this place! This is where the members of "Franchouchou" live in. The caretaker of this building said that a lot of fans visit this place for site seeing! This building contains the atmosphere that makes you think "there might be zombie inside".
04. Drive-In Tori Imari Store
The visitors who come to see the places related to "Zombie Land Saga" should eat at here! The set menu of the fresh chicken, tasty chicken with rice, and the soup with chicken soup stock is delicious. The guests are also impressed to see the CEO of the restaurant, who also appeared in anime as the voice actor!
05. Saga Castle History Museum
This is the last place the guests visited as Lon Boo Atsushi is a big fans of castle and history. This is where the characters did the rap battle in the 2nd episode. The guests enjoyed the conversation on anime with the anime fans at the center of the castle!
Yamaguchi Yoshinori himself introduces the appealing point of Saga!
（C）2020. TVQ Kyushu Broadcasting Co.,Ltd. All Rights Reserved.
(C) Zombie Land Saga Production Committee
Brand new key visuals and a PV from the TV Anime "My Youth Romantic Comedy Is Wrong As I Expected." (Due to broadcast 9 Apr. 2020) have been released along with further information on its broadcast.
"My Youth Romantic Comedy Is Wrong As I Expected" (Abbreviated as OreGairu) was originally a light novel serialized in "Gagaga Bunko". It was the only series that took first place three years consecutively in the "This Light Novel is Amazing! 2014 - 2016" category, landing itself into the Hall of Fame andhas since been converted into an anime and game. The series is seen as a landmark achievement with a whopping 9 million "Light Novel Multi Protagonist Story".
The brand new visuals released this timefeature Hikigaya Hachiman, Yukinoshita Yukino, Yuigahama Yui and the members from the Service Club in a line, in front of the black board. The visuals give a photoshoot-like feel to their poses, befitting of the final season.
Moreover, information regarding the OP and ED theme songs hasalso been announced. The artist in charge of the OP theme song will be Yanagi Nagi with the song titled: "Sprout's Rain". The ED theme song will be sung by Yukinoshita Yukino (CV. Hayami Saori) and Yuigahama Yui (CV. Toyama Nao) and is titled: "Purity of Diamonds"
"My Youth Romantic Comedy Is Wrong As I Expected." will be broadcast on TBS and other stations from 9 Apr. 2020 onward, on Thursdays at 1:58 AM (JPT).
(C) Wataru Watari, Shogakukan/This Production Committee Is Wrong As I Expected
"Baseball Episode", the episode that is highly evaluated by the manga fans, became a video as the 7th episode (Ma no 7) in the TV anime "Dorohedoro". The 7th episode is called, "All Star☆ Dream Baseball Party", and part of it can be seen in the trailer prior to the release of the episode.
The original manga of "Dorohedoro" is popular manga by Hayashida Q, which was serialized for 18 years since 2000. The manga was produced as a TV anime by MAPPA, the studio known for high quality anime including "Dororo" and "Zombie Land Saga", although the anime for "Dorohedoro" seemed impossible.
Kaiman is the man who had his face changed to a lizard by a spell and lost his memory. He goes on the journey to look for the wizard who cast the spell on him together with his partner Nikaido. He wonders who is he...
The 2 teams, "Chuo Worms", the baseball team that Kaiman and Nikaido belong to, lead by Vaux, and "Heiwa Sharks", which is supervised by the chief doctor of Haul Peace Hospital, who is the rival of Vaux, compete in the 7th episode.
In addition, the further information for "Blue Night Shibuya", the original drawing exhibition that uses several stores in Shibuya, arrived.
First 200 visitors with the purchase of the collaboration goods will be given the tin badge with the 8-bit dot design used for 1st half of the Blu-ray set. Please check out further information at the official website.
TV anime "Dorohedoro" is broadcast every Sunday on TOKYO MX, BS11, and other channels.
(C) 2020 Hayashida Q・Shogakukan/ Dorohedoro Production Committee
All cast members of the TV anime "Sing 'Yesterday' for Me" including Sakamoto Maaya, Suzuki Tatsuo, Kitamura Eri, and others have been announced. The theme song will be sung by the 4-piece band Yourness, which will be their first anime tie-up.
"Sing 'Yesterday' for Me" is originally a manga serialized in "Business Jump" and "Grand Jump" by Toume Kei from 1998 to 2015. The TV anime adaption will begin its broadcast in Apr.
The main characters are; Uozumi Rikuo voiced by Kobayashi Chikahiro, Nonaka Haru voiced by Miyamoto Yume, Morinome Shinako voiced by Hanazawa Kana, and Hayakawa Rou voiced by Hanae Natsuki. 21 additional voice cast were announced including Sakamoto Maaya as Sayama Kyouko, Suzuki Tatsuo as Kinoshita, and Kitamura Eri as Yuzuhara Chika.
A trailer movie of the 4 main characters was also released. You can check out the voices of the 4 before the broadcast begins.
The theme song is sung by Yourness, the 4-piece rock band from Fukuoka. It was their first time creating a song for an anime, and they have made a new song that matches the show.
The title being an ensemble cast, they have plans to bring other artists on for the theme song. Let's look forward to further information.
The series composition will be taken care of by director Fujiwara Yoshiyuki himself. He has reconstructed the drama of the characters into 12 episodes under the supervision of Toume Kei, the original writer, and wrote the script along with the scriptwriter Tanaka Hitoshi, who is also a fan of the original work.
The anime is set in somewhere around Shimokitazawa Station and Matsubara Station taken from the original "small town along the private railway close to Shinjuku". The age setting also follows suit with the original manga, around 2002, with details to match the time such as; conversations between fixed-line phones and phone booths, analog TVs, cassette players.
Comments from director Fujiwara, Tanaka Hitoshi, Yourness were released along with the announcement.
<Full comments are as below>
【Director: Fujiwara Yoshiyuki】
This title requires a subtle tension such as; transactions like a chemical reaction, having the characters' emotional state change during the conversations.
We had to take steps to create a situation to show the distance and intense atmosphere of the characters' relations.
The story ended up the way it did through the process of carefully extracting how we want to connect with other people and what would make us stressed out in such a situation.
Is it really bad for Rikuo and the characters to feel the hope and worries of reality?
I believe the question "What is happiness?" is still relevant to this generation.
I hope everyone can enjoy these features.
【Scriptwriter: Tanaka Hitoshi】
This title depicts a difficult era of Japan for the youth which still continues. There are many that couldn't get jobs or feel vague anxiety just like Rikuo, and I hope the ones who aren't familiar with those times can feel something from this anime.
I think everyone will be able to get a sense of that period.
【Theme song artist: Koga Shouhei from Yourness】
Many people supported us to be in charge of our first anime theme song in our musical career.
I grew up watching much anime, so this opportunity to be in charge of a theme song was pure joy to me.
It is a wonderful piece of work. The complex feelings that make the characters very human drew us in, which helped the creation of the song go smoothly.
We tried to feel and understand each word, line, expression from "Sing 'Yesterday' for Me" in our own way to present this fascinating piece of work through music. I hope you will enjoy the show including the ending theme.
(C)Toume Kei/Shueisha・ Sing "Yesterday" for Me Production Committee
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