September 24, 2019 By: MoA (Translated by ABCWXY! ), 435 views
Voice actress, Azumi Waki, is impressed by her solo debut as an “artist”! “Ihave never dreamed of it !”
Voice actress Waki Azumi will make a solo debut as an artist in the winter of 2019. In conjunction with the announcement, Waki commented, “I’ve never dreamed of having the opportunity to sing what I sing all the time as a character !”
Voice actress Waki Azumi , known by the role of Sanae Katagiri of , “Idol Master Cinderella Girls”, will make a solo debut as a singer in the winter of 2019.
In conjunction with the announcement, Wada commented, “I’ve never dreamed of having the opportunity to sing, what I always sing as a character, as my own song!”
Wada is a voice actress known as Sanae Katagiri of “Idol Master Cinderella Girls”, Sakuranomiya Maikaof“Blend S”,Specialweek of “Uma Musume Pretty Derby” , Shione Kujo of“Is it Sounan?”, and as Senko of “Sewayaki kitsuneno Senko-san”
Wada will make her solo debut as a singer in the winter of 2019, and will release her first song from Nippon Colombia in the winter of 2020.
Please check the official Twitter / Instagram by STAFF for the latest information.
<the following is waki’s full comments>
Hello everyone! I’m Waki Izumi!
This time, I will make an debut as a singer. from Nippon Columbia! I am still surprised …!
I’ve never dreamed of having the opportunity to sing ,what I always sing as a character, as my own song!
From now on, I want to sing with fun! like myself, Waki Izumi.
Thank you for your support!
The debut single "Hajimari ha Kimi no Sora" of the school idol group, Liella! from the latest series of "Love Live!", "Love Live! Superstars!!", will be released on April 7, 2021.
"Love Live! Superstars!!" is a project that started in January 2020, and it the latest series of "Love Live!", where the TV anime production has been decided.
The debut single "Hajimari ha Kimi no Sora" of the school idol group, Liella! will be available in two versions which is "Minna de Kanaeru Monogatariban" that is inspired by the series’ theme and "Watashi wo Kanaeru Monogatariban" that is inspired by the theme of "Love Live! Superstars!!". Each version will have its own jacket visual, coupling song, and voice drama situation.
Both of the first print of the single will come with an application for the release event on May 6, a serial number to view the release event online, a member's card (5 types with 1 given randomly), a serial code to download the smartphone wallpaper, and other bonus.
The cast members of Liella! will appear for the first time on the live broadcast on January 30, on YouTube "Love Live! Series" official channel. The latest information of the single will also be announced.
The debut single "Hajimari ha Kimi no Sora, Minna de Kanaeru Monogatariban/ Watashi wo Kanaeru Monogatariban" with animation PV is priced at 4,500 JPY (tax excluded) for BD ver. and 3,000 JPY (tax excluded) for DVD ver. The release date is on April 7, 2021.
（C）Project Love Live! Superstars!!
'Photograph', the 16th single of Poppin' Party, a girls band from "BanG Dream!" produced by Bushiroad, has won 1st place on 'Oricon Weekly Ranking', which was announced on January 18, 2021. 'Saichou-Ten Peaky&Peaky!', the 1st single of Peaky P-key, a unit of "D4DJ ", has also won 3rd place on the ranking.
'Photograph', the 16th single of Poppin' Party, released on January 6, has won 1st place following 'Initial / Ume Wo Uchinuku Shunkan Ni!' on January 20, 2021. It is the first-ever achievement of the project that two consecutive works win 1st place (according to Bushiroad Music).
Peaky P-key's 1st single 'Saichou-Ten Peaky&Peaky!' was released on January 6 as well.
It is the 1st work that is released in 2021, and it won the highest rank since the "D4DJ" project was launched (according to Bushiroad Music).
（C）BanG Dream! Project（C）Craft Egg Inc.（C）bushiroad All Rights Reserved.
It has been 40 years since the last broadcast of "Space Battleship Yamato" on Nippon Broadcast "All Night-NIPPON". The broadcast date is on January 15, 2021, with the title of "All Night-NIPPON GOLD ~The Generation of 'Space Battleship Yamato' Special~".
"All Night-NIPPON GOLD ~The Generation of 'Space Battleship Yamato' Special~" is the first special program of the Friday "All Night-NIPPON GOLD" in 2021 featuring different MC every week, and it was held due to the release of the music CD "Symphonic Suite Space Battleship Yamato 2202" on January 15, 2021.
The MC of this program is the ex-Nippon Broadcast announcer as well as the same generation as "Yamato", Ueyanagi Masahiko, and the voice actor of Kiryu Mikage, Nakamura Eriko.
Fukui Harutoshi, the composer, the supervisor as well as the scriptwriter and Miyagawa Akira, who handled the music, will make an appearance as they will reveal more about its allure from the scenario and music.
It will be a 2 hour that will attract you to the work's world setting even if you are a first-timer toward "Space Battleship Yamato".
"All Night-NIPPON GOLD ~The Generation of 'Space Battleship Yamato' Special~" will be broadcast from 10:00 PM, January 15, 2021 to 12:00 AM, January 16, 2021.
Moreover, the program is accepting messages from the listener with the theme of "Space Battleship Yamato and Me"
（C）Nishizaki Yoshinobu／Space Battleship Yamato 2202 Production Committee
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.