September 12, 2019 By: Koutarou Nakase (Translated by シャア・アズナブル ), 673 views
Yuichi Nakamura casts a cute role as "The Queen's Corgi"! Miyuki Sawashiro is also a 「Must」 in the 「Rex's Great Adventure」movie
The main visuals of the animated movie『The Queen's Corgi Rex's Great Adventure』（October 25th Roadshow） which was based off the British royal family's “Royal Corgi” was released. Several great voice actors were also decided to be part of the film. News about Shuichi Nakamura and Miyuki Sawashiro voicing the main characters had also arrived.
The main visuals of the animated movie『The Queen’s Corgi Rex’s Great Adventure』（October 25th Roadshow） which was based off the British royal family’s “Royal Corgi” was released. Several great voice actors will also be dubbing for the film. News about Yuichi Nakamura and Miyuki Sawashiro voicing the main characters had also arrived.
The main protagonist of the film 『The Queen’s Corgi Rex’s Great Adventure』is based off the “Royal Corgi” raised by British Queen Elizabeth when she was at a very young age.
The film follows the growth of a Corgi named Rex, which jumps out of the palace but was accidentally caught up in a huge uproar in the outside world.
The main visual that was release depicts Rex leading a bunch of his friends that he met in the outside world with Queen Elizabeth and King Philip in the back, all gathered in the Buckingham Palace. With such a energetic and cheerful face, you can expect him to be very active in the movie.
For the dubbed version, Yuichi Nakamura will be casting the main protagonist, the Royal Corgi Alex, the heroine which Alex meets in the outside world, Wanda will be voiced by Miyuki Sawashiro. Other casts such as Kouji Ochiai, Hiroshi Iwasaki, Haruka Shimizu, Chiaki Takahashi, Setsuji Satou, Kousuke Gotou, Michitake Kikuchi will also be dubbing for the film.
『The Queen’s Corgi Rex’s Great Adventure』 will be available in Aeon Cinemas throughout the nation starting from October 25.
＜Below contains a full commentary＞
【Rex Role：Yuichi Nakamura】
Its CG, that’s a definite for sure, but the movie makes them feel so alive, they 「feels so realistic」.
It is a work filled with vitality, the expressions they made feels like they’re really alive and breathing.
Sometime they feel like a dog, other times feel like a human…?I would be glad if you could enjoy the drama that shows various aspects of the Corgi in the theaters.
【Wanda Role：Miyuki Sawashiro】
There are really a lot of great voice actors here to dub the Japanese voices for the attractive characters each with their own unique personalities in the movie. Especially “that” Yuichi’s cute Alex voice is a must…! Can’t wait!
Movie『The Queen’s Corgi Rex’s Great Adventure』
Available in Aeon CInemas throughout the nation from October 25th！
Original Title：The Queen’s Corgi
Director：Ben Stassen and Vincent Kesteloot
Scrrenwriter：John R. Smith and Rob Sprackling
（C）2019 MOVI3D SPRL All Rights Reserved. （C）2019 NWave
The news of the manga **The Island of Giant Insects** getting an anime movie adaptation was first announced in 「Crunchyroll Expo 2019」. Yurika Kubo will be assigned as an additional cast. A teaser preview and character visuals were also announced for the first time.
Crayon Shin-chan’s latest movie **Crayon Shin-chan the Movie: Clash! Doodle Kingdom and the Four’ish Heroes** will be released in Japan during the spring Golden Week holidays in 2020. The world of the dream “if only the pictures I drew came to life…” will be imagined under the direction of Takahiko Kyogoku, who previously directed the well-know series **Love Life!**.
An original animated film **Kimidakeni Motetainda.** (**I want to be attractive just to you.**) featuring the screenwriter Okada Mari who is well known for **Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day** etc. will be released on October 25, 2019.
"Mars Red", a TV anime based on a musical recitation, has been decided to be broadcast from April 2021. Also, additional cast members were announced along with their comments. Yamadera Kouichi as Yamagami Tokuichi, a member of "Code Zero", and Sawashiro Miyuki as Defrott, the mysterious boy who is a key character to the story.
"Mars Red" is an anime adaptation of a musical recitation written and directed by Fujisawa Bunou, the leading creator of musical recitations, with the main visuals created by manga writer Karakara Kemuri, known for "Laughing Under the Clouds" and "Laughing in Limbo".
Set in Taishou 12 (1923), Tokyo, the story depicts the activities of the Anti-Vampire Special Forces Unit 16, a.k.a "Code Zero", which has been created under the army by the Japanese government.
The additional cast members were, Yamadera Kouichi as Yamagami Tokuichi, a member of "Code Zero" whose name was hidden until the very end, and Sawashiro Miyuki as Defrott, the mysterious boy who is a key character to the story.
Other members of "Code Zero" have been announced previously, Hatanaka Tasuku as Kurusu Shutarou, Suwabe Junichi as Maeda Yoshinobu, Ishida Akira as Takeuchi, and Suzumura Kenichi as Suwa.
TV anime "Mars Red" will be broadcast from April 2021.
Yamada Kouichi as Yamagami Tokuichi
The original work was written by Fujisawa Bunou, a friend of mine whom I worked with on various musical recitations.
Moreover, the music is composed by Muranaka Toshiyuki who composed music for those stages. I'm filled with both personal feelings and enthusiasm!
This is my first time playing Yamagami, but I will do my best to deliver his charm to those who watch the show!
Sawashiro Miyuki as Defrott
There have been anime turned into musical recitations, but the reverse is quite rare. I'm thankful to be part of it. I'm looking forward to creating a character and world together with so many people.
(C) Fujisawa Bunou / Signal. MD / Mars Red Production Committee
Jun. 2 is Sawashiro Miyuki's birthday.
Sawashiro Miyuki made her debut as Puchi Charat from "Di Gi Charat". She won several awards so far, including the Best Supporting Actress Award in the 3rd Seiyu Award, the Best Actress Award in the 4th Seiyuu Award, the Best Abroad Fan Award in the 5th Seiyuu Award, and the Best Supporting Voice Actress Award in the 9th Seiyuu Award.
She played many characters in the TV anime and movies in 2019, including "Gegege no Kitarou" (6th Season) and "PSYCHO-PASS 3 FIRST INSPECTOR". She is also known as the narrator for the news reporter.
Here at Anime!Anime!, to commemorate Sawashiro Miyuki's birthday, we conducted the reader's survey asking "Who is your favorite character played by Sawashiro Miyuki?" as we conducted in the previous year. The survey was conducted from May 22 to May 29, and a total of 231 people answered the survey.
The female fans made up the majority with approximately 60%, while the male readers made up approximately 40%. For the age group, the young readers made up the majority: the readers under 19 years old or younger made up approximately 45% and 20's made up approximately 30%.
■Shinon from "SAO" ranked in the top for 2 consecutive years! The character with hidden strength was popular
The 1st place was Shinon from "SAO". The support rating was approximately 12% and kept its rank following the previous year.
The fans are charmed by the character's personality, which holds strength inside while worrying. The comments related to it said, "Although Asada Shino, who has a sad past, and Shinon, who has a hidden toughness, should be the same person, but she (Sawashiro) acts as they were two different people", and "I love how Shinon tries to fight although she both has dignity and frailness". Some comments mentioned her large sniper by saying, "I love how she uses Hekate II".
The 2nd place was Cure Scarlet from "Go! Princess Pretty Cure". The support rating was approximately 8% and ranked higher, comparing the rank from the previous year, which was 10th place.
Cure Scarlet first appeared as the opponent of Pretty Cures as Twilight. Many comments mentioned her duality, by saying, "I both loved Twilight's voice with dignity and pride and Towa's soft and kind voice", and "I, of course, love her fighting for taking back her kingdom, but I also thought that the setting of not having a common sense was cute".
Another comment said, "Sawashiro plays Twilight as the opponent, earnest but air-headed Towa, and cool Scarlet all differently. I still remember the scene where Scarlet determines to shoot for the goal she once gave up, and I believe that only Sawashiro-san can play this role".
The 3rd place was Karanomori Shion from"PSYCHO-PASS". The support rating was approximately 7% and ranked higher compared to 12th place in the following year.
The comments to Karanomori, who makes an appearance from the 1st season, said, "I love how she is smart, sexy, light, and cares about her colleagues and boyfriend", "Sawashiro plays the fragile part hidden inside her as a mature adult, and the voice matches perfectly with Karanomori-san".
Another comment also mentioned remarkable appearance in the latest series "PSYCHO-PASS 3 FIRST INSPECTOR" by saying, "the pillbug battle in the latest series was cool".
■Introducing other comments!
Mine Fujiko from "Lupin the Third": "She has similar sexiness comparing to the previous Fujiko-chan, and I love Sawashiro-san's Fujiko-chan who charms all men in the world."
Nanami Haruka from "Uta no Prince-sama♪ Maji LOVE Series": "She is earnest and always does her best. She has the strongest feeling toward music than anybody else, and I once believed that I wanted to become Nanami Haruka".
Kanbaru Suruga from "Monogatari Series": "Her voices match to her as a reliable lower classman", and "Her acting skill which makes you feel dirty jokes not dirty is awesome".
Lovela from "Jewel Pet": "I have no idea how she can act with such a cute voice...I still remember how I get surprised at her high-pitched voice which is unimaginable from her normal voice."
The top character stayed the same, but the ranking below the 2nd place changed drastically. The males'characters including Kurapika from "HUNTER×HUNTER" (2nd Season)and Kitarou from "Gegege no Kitarou" (6th Season) ranked high as well.
■Ranking Top 20
[Who is your favorite character played by Sawashiro Miyuki? 2020 Ver.]
1st: Shinon/Asada Shino from "Sword Art Online"
2nd: Akagi Towa/Cure Scarlet "Go! Princess Pretty Cure"
3rd: Karanomori Shion from "PSYCHO-PASS"
4th: Kanbaru Suruga from "Monogatari Series"
4th: Kurapika from "HUNTER×HUNTER" (2nd Season)
4th: Mine Fujiko from "Lupin the Third"
7th: Nanami Haruka from "Uta no Prince-sama♪ Maji LOVE Series"
8th: Celty Sturluson from "Durarara!!"
9th: Iwasama Masami from "Angel Beats!"
10th: Bishamon from "Noragami"
11th: Koyanagi Hanako from "Wotakoi: Love Is Hard for Otaku"
12th: Kitarou from "Gegege no Kitarou" (6th Season)
12th: Kusakabe Hakaze from "Blast of Tempest"
14th: Fukawa Fuyuko from "Danganronpa: The Animation"
14th: Petit Charat from "Di Gi Charat"
14th: Momobami Kirari from "Kakegurui"
17th: Awajima Seri from "K"
17th: Seo Yuzuki from "Monthly Girls Nozaki-kun"
17th: Nightingale from "Fate/Grand Order-Absolute Demonic Front Babylonia- Episode 0 Initium Iter"
17th: Perrine H. Clostermann from "Strike Witches"
17th: Mira Maxwell from "Tales of Berseria"
17th: Mordred from "Fate/Apocrypha"
17th: Lag Seeing from "Tegamibachi"
17th: Lovela from "Jewel Pet"
(Survey Conducted: May 22, 2020 to May 29, 2020)
The movie "Gintama The Final", which was released on January 8, 2021, has surpassed 530 million JPY in box office revenue within four days of its release. It was announced that about 380,000 people attended the movie. At the same time, original drawings of the "Shin-Sen-Gumi" members were unveiled for the admission gifts distributed in the second and third week of the release.
"Gintama" is an anime work based on the comic series by Sorachi Hideaki Sorachi, which was serialized in "Weekly Shonen Jump". 15 years of anime series have been broadcasted and two movie versions have been produced. This will be the third movie version, and it has been announced that it will end "for real this time".
The announced box office results for the first four days are as follows: January 8, 113,278 people, with a box office revenue of 156,002,340 JPY; January 9, 114,158 people, with a box office revenue of 162,233,520 JPY; January 10, 90,177 people, with a box office revenue of 125,259,980 JPY; January 11, 66,607 people, with a box office revenue of 87,854,480 JPY.
The total result was 384,220 attendance and 531,350,320 JPY in box office revenue.
The Saturday and Sunday numbers were 145% compared to the first film "Gintama the Movie: A New Translation of Gintama" and 102% compared to the second film "Gintama the Movie: Conclusion: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind". The male to female ratio was 4:6, with a wide range of customers from late teens to 30s.
In the second and third week of the film's release, Sorachi Hideaki, the author of the original story, took on the challenge of drawing the original pictures for the film, and three new pictures of the Shinsengumi, Fuji Isao, Hijikata Toushiro, and Okita Sougo, were released.
The three shots show a glimpse of Shinsengumi in their daily lives, with Okita provoking Hijikata with a cigarette, and Kondo watching on with a smile as the two argue as usual. Two types of original pictures, this one and the recently released "Manjiya" one, will be randomly distributed in the second week.
The movie "Gintama the Final" is currently in theaters nationwide. We will continue to keep an eye out for more information about this "rule-breaking" film.
(C) Sorachi Hideaki Sorachi / Gintama the Movie Production Committee
The final (maybe?) Yorozuya illustration by the original author Sorachi Hideaki, which is published as the cover page of "Jump GIGA 2021 WINTER" will be distributed as the 4th-week audience novelty for the movie "Gintama THE FINAL", starting from January 29, 2021.
The visual featuring the gathering of the 10 characters from the "Tanjirou & Hashira Illustration Cards" that was released as the "Rule Breaking" 1st-week audience novelty, has been revealed.
The cover page of "Jump GIGA 2021 WINTER" is the latest and final illustration of "Gintama" by Sorachi. The unique personality of the Yorozuya members, including Gin-san making preparation in a hurry, Shinpachi losing her glasses, and the sleepy Kagura while holding a pillow, can be seen.
It was revealed that Sorachi, having drawn the past movie's visual, the original art of the anime as well as participate as the voice actor, has participated in "Gintama THE FINAL" in various scenes. He even helps in the 4th week audience novelty of "Gintama THE FINAL", which will surely fire up the "actual last" of "Gintama".
The visual featuring all the members of the "Tanjirou & Hashira Illustration Cards" that served as the "Rule Breaking" 1st-week audience novelty, drawn by Sorachi and have caused a storm last year, has been released.
The visual featuring Tanjirou and the 10 Hashira members has the catchphrases of "The final battle of the Hashira (Samurai) has started!", and a "Gintama"-like phrase "We don't have any appearance time.".
Despite Tanjirou and the Hashira didn't appear in "Gintama THE FINAL", they had helped to liven the movie.
Moreover, the double-side mini-poster featuring the Yorozuya illustration and "Tanjirou & Hashira" gathering visual will be distributed as the 4th-week audience novelty.
Both illustrations are drawn by Sorechi, so it will be an enjoyable rare item.
（C）Sorachi Hideaki／Gintama the Movie Production Committee
The latest visual for "Boruto: Naruto Next Generations" has been released at "Jump Festa 2021 ONLINE" held on December 19 and 20, 2020. At the same time, special PV and cast members were announced.
In the visual released this time, Kawaki and "Kara" members, the most important people of the "The Vessel" arc, appeared. The PV is full of newly drawn cutscenes that show the mysterious Kawaki in action. You can enjoy the encounter between Kawaki and Borutot, and the hot battle action.
Moreover, the voice actors who will play "Kara" members have are also been announced. Uchida Yuma will voice Kawaki, a mysterious boy with the same mark as Boruto, Nakamura Yuuichi as Kashin Koji, and Otsuka Akio as Amado.
Also, Kuwashima Houko, Miyake Kenta, Terashima Junta, and others will appear. Comments from the cast and the author, Ikemoto Mikio, have arrived.
The TV anime series "Boruto: Naruto Next Generations" is currently being broadcast on TV Tokyo.
Uchida Yuma as Kawaki
I'm Uchida Yuma, who is voicing Kawaki! The first manga I bought in my life was "Naruto". It's unbelievable for me to be part of "Boruto", which inherits that world view and spins a new story, and I'm very happy. I am overwhelmed by Kawaki's sharp eyes and strong presence, but I hope I can fulfill this role. Please look forward to it!
Nakamura Yuuichi as Kashin Koji
I chased the original from "Naruto" to the role of "Kashin Koji", but it fits quite well now!
(Laughs) I'm just grateful that I can play Kashin Koji who I got interested in reading "Boruto". Just recently, the identity in the comics was revealed, but... I'm excited! I would like to play the scene as soon as possible, and I will do my best to work on the TV series.
Otsuka Akio as Amado
My name is Otsuka Akio and I will be playing Amado in the "Boruto" series. Looking back, I've been involved since the time of "Naruto", and I'm honored to be part of the work again. Amado seems to be a hard character to deal with, but I will walk with him through the story of Shinobi to the future. I'm looking forward to your continued support for the manga and the TV anime series.
Kuwashima Houko as Delta
I will play Delta, a member of "Kara"!
Delta is a sly, courageous, and eccentric character, and she's a very fun character to play. Also, there are only reliable people in the team as co-stars, and I am happy to be able to participate there. Right now, I want to perform against Boruto as soon as possible... I feel like praying that the day will be as early as possible (laughs). Thank you for your support!
Miyake Kenta as Boro
I'm Miyake Kenta. This time I will be in charge of Boro, one of the members of the "Kara".
Anyway, he's a mystery. I'm playing him, but I don't know where he ends, and I'm terrified about what kind of darkness Boro will show in the future. I feel that he can be one of the threats for Boruto and his friends, so I would like to rampage to the extent when Boruto is tattered.
Terashima Junta as Code
I've been reading "Naruto" since elementary school, so I'm really happy to be able to appear in the sequel "Boruto". Code is a mysterious character, so every time I get a new script, I discover something new. What kind of secret does he hide? What is his deal with Boruto? Please look forward to future developments!
Last year I commented, "Kawaki finally will speak in the anime!", and this time Kawaki really moves and speaks!
They will be brought to life by the divine work of the anime staff and voice actors and will show even more charm that is comparable to Boruto and Naruto.
Currently, in the manga, a deadly battle with a certain strong enemy has entered a climax, and we are about to reach a turning point.
Do you remember the scene at the beginning of the first episode?
Yes, that scene where Boruto and Kawaki in the form of a young man confront each other.
I can't tell you the entire story, but it's not too far when they show their "grown-up" form.
Why are they hostile?
Is Naruto in danger? Don't miss the series of raging billows!
(C) Kishimoto Masashi Scott / Shueisha / TV Tokyo / Pierrot
In Oct. 2020, the "Autumn Cours" anime season has started. According to a survey conducted at Anime! Anime!, Nakamura Yuichi and Minase Inori shared the 1st place in the number of main appearances by gender (※). In this article, we will introduce the appearances of those two in autumn's titles.
※Survey on "Anime! Anime!" dated Oct. 5.
※ Future guest appearances are not added.
※ Applies to works that started or resumed broadcasting in the fall of 2020. The second cours that continues from the summer animation is not applicable.
■Male voice actors: Nakamura Yuichi, what about so many "big brother" roles !?
Nakamura Yuichi debuted in the 2000s. He is known for many roles, including OkazakiTomoya in "CLANNAD", Saotome Alto in "Macross Frontier", and Bruno Bucciarati in "Jojo's Bizarre Adventure Golden Wind". In the 2020 summer anime cours, he appeared in "Fruit Basket" (role of Sohma Shigure) and "Pokemon" (role of Dr. Sakuragi).
Currently, he is active not only as a voice actor but also expanding the range of his interests, holding a Youtube channel with writer Mafia Kajita.
In what kind of work he will appear in fall 2020?
Nakamura-san will appear in 7 titles, which are: in the 3rd season of "Mr. Osomatsu" (Osomatsu Matsuno), "The Irregular at Magic High School" (Tsukasa Nami), "Please Take My Brother Away!" (Shi Fen), "Jujutsu Kaisen" (Satoru Gojo), "Warlords of Sigrdrifa" (Ron Mao), "Munou na Nana" (Onodera Kyoya), "Dragon's Dogma" ("Assasin" Ethan).
His variety of roles including cool, easy-going and elusive characters. Looking at the list of roles, it feels that there are many "big brother" roles... The first episodes are already released, and we are looking forward to seeing what these characters will be like with Nakamura-san's "voice".
How about other voice actor's roles?
About voice actors' roles, Hosoya Yoshimasa will appear in "Golden Kamuy" (Tanigaki Genjiro), "Attack on Titan: The Final" (Reiner Brown), and "Tsukiuta. "THE ANIMATION2" (Uduki Arata), "Haikyu !! TO THE TOP" 2nd Cool (Azumane Asahi), "Grand Blues!" (Belial) and "Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? III" (Welf Crozzo), 6 works in total.
Also, Ono Kensho will appear "Please Take My Brother Away!" (Zhen Kaixin), "Tsukiuta. "THE ANIMATION2" (Kannazuki Iku), "Gymnastics Samurai" (Leonardo), "Idolish7: Second BEAT!" (Nanase Riku), and "Ikebukuro West Gate Park" (as Crow).
■Voice actress: the variety of Minase Inari's works!
Minase Inori debuted in 2010. Her famous roles are "Somali and the Forest Spirit" (as Somali), "The Quintessential Quintuplets" (Nakano Itsuki), and "KiraKira Precure A La Mode" (Kirarin / Ciel Kirahoshi / Cure Parfait). In the summer anime cours, she appeared in "Re: Life in a Different World from Zero" 2nd season (Rem) and "No Guns Life" (role of Pepper).
In addition, she debuted as an artist in 2015 and is in charge of the theme song for many anime works. Since then, she has been energetically continuing her musical activities.
In what fall 2020 anime titles she will appear?
Minase-san will continue her work in "Is the Order a Rabbit?" (Chino), "Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?" (Hestia), "Assault Lily Bouquet" (Mashima Moyu), "Kuma Kuma Kuma Bear" (Shea Fochrose), "Sleepy Princess in the Demon Castle" (Princess Suyaris), "Grand Blues!' (Diantha), 6 titles in total.
Minase-san has played many characters so far, from straightforward to tsundere characters who can not be express their feelings. In the autumn anime season, don't miss her to play unique characters such as the free-spirited Princess Suyaris who is looking for a good night's sleep and the cool and quiet Chino.
In addition, how about other voice actresses' roles?
Among the female voice actresses, Komatsu Mikako, Tomita Miyu, and Hayami Saori each will appear in five works. Komatsu-san will appear in "Jujutsu Kaisen" (Sadain Maki), "Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon" (Setuna), and Tomita-san in "Kuma Kuma Kuma Bear" (Shuri), "I Tried Asking While Kowtowing" (Miseuchi Kananami / Minister Shioya), and Hayami-san in asked, "Is the Order a Rabbit? " (Aoyama Midori), "The Irregular at Magic High School " (Shiba Miyuki).
Many voice actors/actresses will appear in the fall 2020 anime season. There are also works that were broadcast before, so why not check them out?
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To celebrate the broadcast of the 3rd season of the TV anime "Osomatsu-san", a special program "Osomatsu-san 3rd Season Commemorative Special Program SIDE-A" featuring Sakurai Takahiro, Nakamura Yuuichi and other cast members of the six children will start streaming on the official YouTube channel of "Osomatsu-san" from 6:00 P. M..
This program, which will be distributed to celebrate the 3rd season of TV anime which will start on Oct. 12, describes the 'feelings towards Osomatsu' of the six children cast members. In this program, they passionately express their 'love for Osomatsu-san' by describing their memories of the first season and the five years since the first season, hardships and difficulties they faced acting the role of the six children full of individuality and their feelings for the 3rd season.
In addition, the drama CD series of this anime has started to be released. Released over the past 4 years, 'Six Kids' Work Experience Doramatsu CD Series' (7 CDs, all released in 2016), Hide Episode Drama CD 'Matsuno Family's Nandanai Feeling' (3 CDs, all released in 2017), Hidden Episode Drama CD 'Matsuno Family's Wacky Feeling' (CD All three discs, all of which will be released in 2019, can be viewed in their entirety.
The 3rd season of TV anime "Osomatsu-san" will start on Oct. 12 on TV Tokyo and other stations.
(C) Akatsuka Fujio / Osomatsu-san Production Committee
On Oct. 1, 2020, Nakamura Yuuichi, the voice actor who is known for playing Karamatsu in "Osomatsu-san", Shiba Tatusya in "The Irregular at Magic High School", and Saotome Alt in "Macros Frontier", announced his his change of talent agency to "Intention", where the voice actor Suzumura Kenichi works as the CEO.
It is currently a hot topic as it ranked on the top of Twitter's trend.
Nakamura Yuuichi announced his change in talent agency from "Sigma Seven" to "Intention" by posting on his Twitter; "From today I will move to new office Intention. I would like to thank all members from Sigma Seven for being so nice".
His new office "Intention" is run by the CEO Suzumura Kenichi, the voice actor who is known for playing Iyami from "Osomatsu-san", Takehisa Hinawa from "Fire Force", and holds many popular voice actors and actresses including Sakurai Takahir (known for Osomatu from "Osomatsu-san" and Tomioka Giyuu from "Demon Slayer: KImetsu no Yaiba"), Touyama Nao (known for Shima Rin from "Yuru△Camp" and Reina Browler from "Macros Delta") and Asai Ayaka (known for Katou Hazuki from "Sound! Euphonium" and Hayasaka Mirei from "Idolm@ster Cinderella Girls").
The word "Intention" ranked on the top of the Twitter trend after the announcement was made.
There were many responses from the fans, including the following comments: "The talent page of Intention is too powerful", "Is it true that Yuu-kyan (nickname for Nakamura Yuuichi) moved to Intention!? Intention is too powerful", "The power of Intention increased so much", "The Intention talents became too powerful now", and "I can't believe that Nakamura Yuuichi is now a member of Intention...Intention is now a wonderful talent agency where Sakurai Takahiro and Nakamura Yuuichi belong at the same time".
January 18 is Shirai Yuusuke-san's birthday.
Shirai Yuusuke-san debuted as a voice actor in the 2010s. He won the Singing Award as a member of "Hypnosis Mic: Division Rap Battle" in the 13th Seiyu Awards.
In 2020, he took part in popular works such as "Idolish7 Second Beat!" and "Hypnosis Mic: Division Rap Battle: Rhyme Anima". He is playing the main character in the winter 2021 TV anime, "Wave!! Surfing Yappe!!", which had an advanced release in the theaters.
To celebrate his birthday, Anime!Anime! conducted the same readers' survey as last year, asking "Who is Your Favorite Character Voiced by Shirai Yuusuke-san?". There were 237 votes during the voting period from December 30 to January 6.
Most of the voters were female with a gender ratio of 10% male to 90% female, and the age range was on the younger side with 45% under 20 and 25% in their 20s.
■Group leaders secured a 1-2 finish!
Topping the list was Nikaidou Yamato from "Idolish7" with roughly 45% of the votes, keeping him at the top from last year.
The oldest member of IDOLiSH7 was popular for being reliable and received votes saying, "Shirai-san's performance adds color to his big-brother characteristic as the leader that brings the idol group together and how he struggles with the conflicted feelings of his past," and "He's like a big brother to the other members, and I love his calm and accepting voice and manner of speech."
Another comment pointed out his performance that brings out his
personality, "The character's hidden complex feelings matches Shirai-san's elegant deep to middle ranged voice." He also fascinates fans on concerts, "Shirai-san singing and dancing on the stage was Nikaidou Yamato himself."
Coming in 2nd was Amemura Ramuda from "Hypnosis Mic: Division Rap Battle" with roughly 28% of the votes, pushing him up a position from last year.
The character is the leader of Fling Posse, the representing team of the Shibuya Division. Fans were surprised at the switching of his voices, "He's usually a cheerful, cute character, but also has a dark side, and how Shirai-san captured it was fascinating," and "He portrayed the duality of the character really well. The gap between his cute, calculative voice and deep, malicious voice is irresistible!"
Though the anime was aired in 2020, there was also a fan commenting on an episode from the CD drama, "His performance in the drama track 'Marionette no Kodoku to Namida to Kibou to' (The marionette's loneliness, tears, and hope) was amazing, and I felt my heart being crushed."
Naruko Io from "Cute High Earth Defense Club Love!" took 3rd place with roughly 9% of the votes. He dropped a rank from last year but is still in the top 3.
There were many readers who became fans of him through this character and received a comment saying, "This is Shirai-san's first main character in an anime. He doesn't express his feelings that much, but I love how he actually cares a lot about the Defense Club!" Another comment said, "Shirai-san has played various roles, but I think this character's voice is the closest to his true voice. The character and his song are both unique and is packed with Shirai-san's charm."
■Here are some comments for other characters!
For Wakazato Haruna from "The Idolmaste SideM", "The funny but caring voice perfectly matches the character."
For Shimada Seijirou from "Bungou to Alchemist", "I can't help but appreciate his talent of how he performs the Chunibyo lines."
For Usui Masumi from "A3!", "He's the youngest of the Spring Troupe, and how he purely cares for the director makes me want to cheer for him," and "He's overly mature for a high school student, but sometimes he shows his childish side. The gap is so cute!"
An animal character also made it in the top 10. For Kiso Tora from "Uchi Tama!? ~Uchi no Tama Shirimasen ka?~", "The cheerful and positive personality is what you would expect from a boy tabby cat, and his mischievousness is so cute. Also, the rock'n'roll ending theme song he sang was cool and is my favorite among all the songs from the show."
Looking at all the characters, the ones that received votes were not only those from anime and games but also characters from drama CDs.
[Who is Your Favorite Character Voiced by Shirai Yuusuke-san? 2021 Editon]
1. Nikaidou Yamato "Idolish7"
2. Amemura Ramuda "Hypnosis Mic: Division Rap Battle"
3. Naruko Io "Cute High Earth Defense Club Love!"
4. Usui Masumi "A3!"
5. Wakazato Haruna "The Idolmaster SideM"
6. Kiso Tora "Uchi Tama!? ~Uchi no Tama Shirimasen ka?~"
7. Oosoto Masaki "Tasokare Hotel"
7. Shimada Seijirou "Bugou to Alchemist"
7. Tama-chan "Rilu Rilu Fairilu"
7. Hiyama Takaomi "Stand My Heroes"
(Voting Period: December 30, 2020 to January 6, 2021)
"Idol Land Puripara", a virtual idol life application for smartphones based on "Puripara", will be released in the spring of 2021. This time, the 2ndcond teaser visual for the completely new anime "Idol Land Puripara", which will be linked to the app, and comments from Date Arisa, who plays Yumekawa Yui, and Yamashita Seiichiro, who plays Yumekawa Shogo, have been announced.
"Idol Land Puripara" is an application for smartphones that allows players to create their own "My Character" and enjoy the life of an idol in the theme park "Puripara" where anyone can become an idol.
To coincide with the release of this app, the production of "Idol Land Puripara", the first completely new anime in the series in three years, has started.
This time, the illustration of Yumekawa Yui (CV. Date Arisa), the main character of "Idol Time Puripara", who was silhouetted in the second teaser visual of the anime, has been released. What happened to these two siblings, and what is the "key" that the older brother Shogo (CV. Yamashita Seiichiro) is holding, we can only wonder what will happen next.
"Idol Land Puripara" is scheduled to be released as an application for smartphones in the spring of 2021, and a completely new animation will be distributed.
Date Arisa as Yumekawa Yui
A bright and active girl who loves to dream and is in the 6th grade of Avocado Academy Elementary School. She is very fanciful and can dream anytime, anywhere! Her habit is to add "yume" to everything.
She loves rice so much that she carries around an electronic "Tacky" jar with her at all times!
The second key visual for "Idol Land Puripara" has just been released! I've always been a big fan of the Yumekawa siblings, so when I was shown this key visual ahead of time, I'm not kidding when I say I fell apart and cried on the spot (laughs).
I didn't even know what the story was going to be about yet, so I was just looking at the key visual and thinking, "What kind of story is this going to be... Yui is going to sleep... and Shogo is going to wake her up? Or, why is Yui going to sleep? I'm still in the stage of excited imagination.
It's like a dream come true to think that I'll be able to see what happens to the Yumekawa siblings that I couldn't see in "Idol Time Puripara".
This is all thanks to all of you who have continued to support us because you love Puripara and the Yumekawa siblings. Thank you very much. I hope you'll look forward to it!
Yamashita Seiichiro as Yumekawa Shogo
A member of the popular idol team "WITH" in Otoko Pri. He's a second year junior at Avocado Academy and Yui's older brother. In front of everyone, he acts like a cute idol, but in front of Yui, his true feelings come out.
It's been a few years since the series ended, but I'm happy to still be able to perform as Yumekawa Shogo. I've been weaving the history of Puripara through live performances, and I'm looking forward to finally returning to my roots and seeing everyone again in the anime.
While I'm expecting the same old sibling bickering, will the Yumekawa siblings be the key to the story as the teaser suggests? Please look forward to "WITH" and Yumekawa Shogo, who has grown a lot in the past few years.
(C) T-ARTS / syn Sophia / ILPP
January 15 is Tanaka Mayumi-san's birthday.
She debuted in the 1970s. And in the 5th Seiyu Awards, she was the first one to win the Takahashi Kazue Prize, which is given to those who spread the profession of voice acting through the media.
In 2020, she played roles in titles such as "One Piece" and "Gegege no Kitarou". There was also a streaming of the latest title in the "Mashin Hero Wataru Series", "Mashin Hero Wataru: The Seven Spirits of Ryuujinmaru".
To celebrate Tanaka Mayumi-san's birthday, we conducted the same survey as last year, asking, "Who is Your Favorite Character Voiced by Tanaka Mayumi-san?" There were 151 votes during the voting period from December 29 to January 5.
There were a bit more female voters with a gender ratio of 40% male to 60% female, and the age range was widely spread with 30% under 20 and 50% in their 40s.
■Topping the list was Ikusabe Wataru, fans rejoiced about the new series
Topping the list was Ikusabe Wataru from "Mashin Hero Wataru" with roughly 25% of the votes, keeping the top position from last year.
There were especially many votes from fans in their 30s and 40s saying, "It was the first anime that I was crazy about," "It's been 33 years since the first series was broadcast, and I still love the show," and "He's THE protagonist character with a cheerful, energetic personality, accompanied with mischief and honesty of an elementary school student. Mayumi-san's acting in the intense scenes put tears in my eyes."
In 2020, the latest online anime "Mashin Hero Wataru: The Seven Spirits of Ryuujinmaru" was released. We received comments of joy from long-time fans such as, "I'm happy to see her being able to act the same as she did back in the day," and "I was happy to see 'Wataru' with Mayumi-san's voice again."
Coming in 2nd was Monkey D Luffy from "One Piece" with roughly 16% of the votes. He also kept his position from last year.
"When it comes to characters played by Tanaka Mayumi-san, Luffy is the first to come to my mind. He's a proudhearted pirate that will stop at nothing to become the Pirate King and takes good care of his crew," "I started watching the show when I was a child. I now have a job and she still plays Luffy. That's so amazing!" and "It is one of Tanaka Mayumi-san's masterpiece works, and is a character that represents Japanese manga and anime," are some of the comments that pointed out how long she has played the character and how well that character is known.
Settsu no Kirimaru from "Nintama Rantarou" took 3rd place with roughly 9% of the votes, moving him up a position from 4th place last year.
He also received many votes from long-time fans, and there was even a comment saying, "Kirimaru was my first love." Many comments referred to his love for money, "Even after I've grown up, the scene where his eyes turn into coins makes me laugh hard," and "I've known him since I was a child. It's amazing how he works part-time to make money even though he's still a kid."
■Here are some comments for other characters!
For Ira from "Doki Doki! Pretty Cure", "I was impressed by how she depicted the difference between when he was the enemy of Pretty Cure and when he lost his memories. I also enjoyed watching him flirt with Rikka."
For Kirishima Kanna from "Sakura Wars", "Her brightness and energy give power to everyone around her. I loved how the character was like Mayumi-san herself."
For Pazu from "Laputa: Castle in the Sky", "I think Tanaka Mayumi-san is the best at portraying an energetic and kind boy," and "Tanaka Mayumi-san brought out the best of Pazu, who is honest, brave, kind, and dependable."
There were also votes for a timeless classic. For Fujinami Ryuunosuke from "Urusei Yatsura", "It's a work from the Showa era, but it was progressive with its 2D characters such as orekko's (girls that refer to themselves as 'ore', which is used by boys) and beautiful girls that dress like boys. I was born in the Heisei era, but the work isn't old even to my eyes."
More than half of the top 10 characters were male characters, and the energetic boys were especially popular in this survey.
When looking at all the characters that received votes, there were also some non-human characters like Hanimaru from "Ooi! Hanimaru".
[Who is Your Favorite Character Voiced by Tanaka Mayumi-san? 2020 Edition]
1. Ikusabe Wataru "Mashin Hero Wataru"
2. Monkey D Luffy "One Piece"
3. Settsu no Kirimaru "Nintama Rantarou"
4. Fujinami Ryuunosuke "Urusei Yatsura"
5. Ira "Doki Doki! Pretty Cure"
6. Pazu "Laputa: Castle in the Sky"
7. Kirishima Kanna "Sakura Wars"
8. Krillin "Dragon Ball"
8. Koenma "YuYu Hakusho"
8. Chibita "Osomatsu-kun"
(Voting Period: December 29, 2020 to January 5, 2021)
From episode 3 of "Bokura Teki Niha Risou No Rakugo", a new sense of TV program where Nakajima Yoshiki, Itou Kento, Tsuchida Reiou, and Sakakihara Yuuki appear, synopsis, cutscene, and behind the scene shots have been revealed.
"Bokura Teki Niha Risou No Rakugo" is a new sense of entertainment featuring Rakugo, where Nakajima, Itou, Tsuchida, and Sakakihara pretend to be Fudanshi and perform Rakugo in pairs.
Nakajima as Mousoutei Yoroshiki, Itou as Mousoutei Waon, Tsuchida as Mousoutei Agari, and Sakakihara as Mousoutei Takemaru belong to 'Mousoutei', a family known for BL Rakugo, and Morikawa Toshiyuki serve as a narrator and their teacher.
In episode 3 'Mayumaru no Kitsune', as Yoroshiki is looking at something at the cafe, Agari follows that direction and finds Mifuyu smiling with Taiga. Mifuyu seems mysterious and hard to approach, but Taiga with a friendly nature is getting closer to him.
Are they like a fox and dog playing together? Or a fox thinking how to bewitch him and wolf eyeing its prey...?
While Yoroshiki and Agari looking at them with such an atmosphere, they begin to associate the situation with Rakugo "Ouji no Kitsune".
"Bokura Teki Niha Risou No Rakugo" also known as "Bokulaku" is currently broadcast on TOKYO MX and BS 4.
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.
「BanG Dream! Girls Band Party!」 and its 4th tie-up with Lawson as of September the 3rd, has been revealed. The campaign is to give out a limited quantity of originals goods which will be sold on a first-come-first-serve basis
From TV anime "JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Golden Wind" comes blazers and pants (slacks) which can be worn together as business suits inspired by Giorno Giovanna and Bruno Bucciarati. Pre-orders are available at "Premium Bandai" until Dec. 26, 2019.
"Kishiryu Sentai Ryusoulger VS Lupinranger VS Patranger the Movie", the newest work in the "Super Sentai VS Film Series", is scheduled to be released on Feb. 8, 2020. The newest footage andscene photos have also been revealed.