October 23, 2019 By: Kotaro Nakase (Translated by Sean & Elizabeth ), 1737 views
“Zombie Land Saga” A New Main Song Featuring Yugiri is releaed! Stage Play Adaptation Also Announced For Spring 2020!
From the anime **Zombie Land Saga**, a brand new anime music video (Short ver.) was released to the public. This music video features a new song “Saga Jihen” recorded in the greatest hits album which will be on sale Nov. 17. Furthermore, a live event will be held at Makuhari Event Hall in Chiba during March 2020, as well as a stage play adaptation during Spring 2020.
From the anime “Zombie Land Saga”, a brand new anime music video (Short ver.) was released to the public. This music video features a new song “Saga Jihen” recorded in the greatest hits album which will be on sale Nov. 17. Furthermore, a live event will be held at Makuhari Event Hall in Chiba during March 2020, as well as a stage play adaptation during Spring 2020.
“Saga Jihen” is the first feature song by Yugiri long-awaited by fans and features a beautiful singing voice with a harmonic and big band jazz-like melody that is sure to leave a lasting impression.
The new anime by the production team features a dance scene with Yugiri dressed in an Oiran costume with 6 people in school caps, giving a retro atmosphere that makes one think of the early days of the Meiji Period.
Additionally the greatest hits album **Zombie Land Saga FranChouChou The Best** will also feature “Nissin Curry Meshi”, the hot song “Kagayaite” (FranChouChou ver.), the lost song “Oath! ALIVE Sensation”, “To My Dearest” (Lily practice ver.), “Adabana Necromancy” (Sakura Minamoto Vocals ver.) and more. A total of 19 songs will be recorded, including “Hatsune Genka”, a song not recorded on CD.
Furthermore, the cast of “Zombie Land Saga” featuring Hondo Kaede (Sakura Minamoto) and others is set to appear on stage in “Zombie Land Saga LIVE ～ FranChouChou LIVE OF THE DEAD” which will be held at Makuhari Event Hall in Chiba on Mar. 8. This work, which had many live events at smaller venues, will finally have one held at a venue of about 6,000 people following the success of the triumphant live event held at Saga Prefecture.
An advance lottery ticket with a serial code will be included with “Zombie Land Saga FranChouChou The Best”.
It has also been revealed that an unexpected stage play adaptation will be made during Spring 2020. The performance featuring original cast from the play will be titled “Zombie Land Saga Stage de Dawn!”. Please stay tuned for a reveal on Nov. 27 to find out what kind of surprises will be prepared on stage for “Zombie Land Saga”, which has already revealed many new developments.
“Zombie Land Saga FranChouChou The Best”
Release Date: Nov. 27, 2019
Price: 6,050 yen (tax inclusive)
First time benefit: Advance lottery ticket (with serial code) for live event on Mar. 8 (Mon)
Mar. 3, 2020 Live Event!
“Zombie Land Saga LIVE ～ FranChouChou LIVE OF THE DEAD”
Schedule: Mar. 3, 2020 (Mon)
Venue opening: 12:00pm
Concert start: 1:00pm
Venue opening: 5:00pm
Concert start: 6:00pm
Zombie Land Saga Stage Play Adaptation!
“Zombie Land Saga Stage de Dawn!”
Schedule, venue, and appearances will be presented on Nov. 27, 2019 (Wed)
(C) Zombie Land Saga Production Committee
In conjunction with 『Hataraku Saibou』 (『Cells at Work!』), thecollaboration manga 『Hataraku Saibou ~Kansen~』 (『Cells at Work! ~Psoriasis~』 aims to broaden correct understanding of the mechanism of psoriasis. In honor of World Psoriasis Day on October 29, it will be made public onOctober 21.
The currently running TV anime series "SK8 the Infinity" collaborates with Animate Cafe. They are open at Animate Cafe Ikebukuro 4 (in Tokyo) for a limited time until March 15, 2021.
There are posters of life-size illustrations and panels of original illustrations in the shop welcoming the customers. You can immerse yourself in the world of "SK8 the Infinity".
The collab menu has drinks and food inspired by Reki and the characters from the anime, and limited original illustration goods will also be on sale.
"'SK8 the Infinity × Animate Cafe" is now open at Animate Cafe Ikebukuro 4 (in Tokyo) for a limited time until March 15, 2021.
(C) Bones, Utsumi Hiroko / Project SK8 the Infinity
"Jujutsu Kaisen" and Real Escape Game will be collaborating in "Juryou Sumau Haikou kara no Dasshutsu" (Escaping from the Abandoned School where Cursed Spirts Lurk), held online from February 26, 2021.
"Juryou Sumau Haikou kara no Dasshutsu" is an experience-based game in which you can enjoy the world of Jujutsu Kaisen from your home. You, the player, are a student of Tokyo Metropolitan Curse Technical School who has the ability to remotely use Cursed Techniques. Gojou Satoru assigns you to solve the "mysterious incident that occurs in a certain abandoned school" along with Itadori Yuuji, Fushiguro Megumi, and Kugisaki Nobara.
You just have to purchase the game kit to participate. Communicate with the characters through your smartphone or computer to look for the cursed spirits hiding in the abandoned school, craft the game kit to activate Cursed Techniques, and support the characters to crack the case.
The story was created from scratch for this game, and Enoki Junya as Itadori Yuuji, Uchida Yuuma as Fushiguro Megumi, Seto Asami as Kugisaki Nobara, and Nakamura Yuuichi as Gojou Satoru recorded new lines.
Real Escape Game "Juryou Sumau Haikou kara no Dasshutsu" will be held from February 26, 2021. Pre-orders are currently available for the game kit.
(C) SCRAP (C) Akutami Gege / Shueisha, Jujutsu Kaisen Production Committee
"Kimi to Mita Hoshi no Monogatari Fuyu no Diamond", a program that combines commentary on constellations and a recitation, will be streamed from February 10, 2021. Voice actors Nishiyama Koutarou and Ookubo Rumi will be participating in the program.
This is a new style of a live planetarium that incorporates elements of a recitation into the basics of planetarium, commentary on constellations. With Nishiyama Koutarou and Ookubo Rumi as cast members, the program will go through 3 life stages in which there are many opportunities to visit the planetarium, while carefully introducing how to find the stars of the seasons and the myths related to the constellations.
You also don't want to miss out on the dialogue between Nishiyama and Ookubo. Let's enjoy the world of imagination created by the starry sky and recitation.
Planetarium recitation "Kimi to Mita Hoshi no Monogatari Fuyu no Diamond" will be streamed on e+ "Streaming+" for one week only from February 10, 2021. Tickets are currently available.
The 2nd performance of the new style recitation project "Reading Museum", "Ikebukuro Sherlock, Saisho de Saigo no Jiken" (The first and final case) was announced.
Along with the announcement, the main visual and cast members were revealed.
The "Reading Museum" is a recitation theater project that brings together up-and-coming members with voice actor Namikawa Daisuke as its director. "Ikebukuro Sherlock, Saisho de Saigo no Jiken" is the 2nd performance following "Ikebukuro Night Owl Tales", which was performed at Mixalive Tokyo, last September.
Namikawa Daisuke, Maeno Tomoaki, Hosoya Yoshimasa, Amasaki Kouhei, and Saitou Souma will be appearing in "Ikebukuro Sherlock, Saisho de Saigo no Jiken". They will burn up the stage with the original story written by the mystery novelist, Shasendou Yuuki.
Namikawa Daisuke plays Kitazaki, a.k.a. "Rittei University's Sherlock Holmes", a criminal sociology professor. Kitazaki works on a murder case on his campus, dragging in his friends and students played by Maeno Tomoaki, Hosoya Yoshimasa, Amasaki Kouhei, and Saitou Souma. However, Kitazaki actually has no reasoning skills, so his incompetent logic brings light to some unexpected secrets...
Though having the same cast members and characters, the case and conclusion of each performance is different. The story unfolds in multiple universes, bringing new surprises to each of the 6 shows.
A promo video with a special recording of Namikawa Daisuke, the director of the "Reading Museum", is currently available on the official website.
"Reading Museum" "Ikebukuro Sherlock, Saisho de Saigo no Jiken" will be streamed on January 26, 30, and February 7, 2021. Tickets are currently on sale.
(C) Ikebukuro Sherlock / Reading Museum
The "Hypnosis Mic: Division Rap Battle" live event, "Hypnosis Mic: Division Rap Battle 6th Live <<2nd D.R.B>>" 3rd Battle was held from 7:00 p.m. on February 21, 2021, and was exclusively streamed on "Abema PPV Online Live".
"Hypnosis Mic: Division Rap Battle 6th Live <<2nd D.R.B>>" 3rd Battle photo by Kumei Kenta / nishinaga "saicho" isao / Kobayashi Kousuku (C) Abema TV, Inc. (C) King Record Co., Ltd. All rights reserved.
In "Hypnosis Mic: Division Rap Battle 6th Live <<2nd D.R.B>>" two teams were chosen to battle each other on each day. The Osaka Division "Dotsuitare Honpo" (Iwasaki Ryouta / Kasai Keingo / Kuroda Takaya) and the Ikebukuro Division "Buster Bros!!!" (Kimura Subaru / Ishiya Haruki / Amasaki Kouhei) battled in the 1st Battle, which was streamed from 4:00 p.m. on January 31, and the Nagoya Division "Bad Ass Temple" (Hayama Shouta / Sakakibara Yuuki / Takeuchi Eiji) and the Shinjuku Division "Maternrou" (Hayami Shou / Kijima Ryuuichi / Itou Kento) battled in the 2nd Battle, which was streamed from 4:00 p.m. on February 14.
The 3rd Battle, the final battle, was the battle between the Shibuya Division "Fling Posse" (Shirai Yuuskuke / Saitou Souma / Nozuyama Yukihiro) and the Yokohama Division "Mad Trigger Crew" (Asanuma Shintarou / Komada Wataru / Kamio Shinichirou).
They fascinated the fans from the opening with an intense battle. Many fans commented in the "Abema" comments saying, "Cool, cool, Coooollllll!", "They give me the shivers!", and "Yokohama will win! Shibuya will win, too!"
You could feel the audience enjoying the live streaming as if they were "together" at an actual concert.
Hypnosis Mic: Division Rap Battle 6th Live <<2nd D.R.B>>" 3rd Battle photo by Kumei Kenta / nishinaga "saicho" isao / Kobayashi Kousuku (C) Abema TV, Inc. (C) King Record Co., Ltd. All rights reserved.
The live event started with the songs by the Division All-Stars, "Hypnosis Mic: Division Rap Battle +" and "Hypnosis Mic: Division Rap Battle Anthem +", followed by "Hypnosis Mic: Glory or Dust", the theme song of <<2nd D.B.R.>> that was released in the opening trailer the other day. The songs were special versions performed by the two teams, "Fling Posse" and "Mad Trigger Crew".
An entrance movie was played for each division's part, and the three members of each team appeared on stage. With the unique solo songs of both Shibuya and Yokohama, and the teams' songs with impressive staging that express the color of each team, the two teams performed in great coordination.
Hypnosis Mic: Division Rap Battle 6th Live <<2nd D.R.B>>" 3rd Battle Chuuouku photo by Kumei Kenta / nishinaga "saicho" isao / Kobayashi Kousuku (C) Abema TV, Inc. (C) King Record Co., Ltd. All rights reserved.
Also, in the middle of the live event, the three members of the Party of Words from Chuuouku, Kobayashi Yuu as Touhouten Otome, Takahashi Chiaki as Kadenokouji Ichijiku, and Yamamoto Nozomi as Aohitsugi Nemu, appeared on the center stage to perform their song from last year, "Femme Fatale".
Hypnosis Mic: Division Rap Battle 6th Live <<2nd D.R.B>>" 3rd Battle Fling Posse photo by Kumei Kenta / nishinaga "saicho" isao / Kobayashi Kousuku (C) Abema TV, Inc. (C) King Record Co., Ltd. All rights reserved.
Hypnosis Mic: Division Rap Battle 6th Live <<2nd D.R.B>>" 3rd Battle Mad Trigger Crew photo by Kumei Kenta / nishinaga "saicho" isao / Kobayashi Kousuku (C) Abema TV, Inc. (C) King Record Co., Ltd. All rights reserved.
The latest songs from both Shinjuku Division and Yokohama Division were also performed for the first time. "Black Journey" from "Fling Posse", which was composed by "Tanaka (former job: Boku no Lyric no Bouyomi) and "Kenkaiyoshi", and "Hunting Charm" from "Mad Trigger Crew", which was composed by "Ice Bahn" and "Dirty Orange".
They performed the battle song "Reason to Fight", which will be recorded on the CD "Hypnosis Mic: Division Rap Battle 2nd D.R.B Fling Posse VS Mad Trigger Crew" (set to be released on March 24), towards the end of the concert.
And their final intense performances for the fans watching online were a special 2-Division version of "Survival of the Illest +" and "Summit of Division".
Hypnosis Mic: Division Rap Battle 6th Live <<2nd D.R.B>>" 3rd Battle photo by Kumei Kenta / nishinaga "saicho" isao / Kobayashi Kousuku (C) Abema TV, Inc. (C) King Record Co., Ltd. All rights reserved.
The leaders of each division talked about their thoughts on the performance. Shirai Yuusuke as Amemura Ramuda, the leader of the Shibuya Division, said, "It was so fun! Today's performance was a mixture of our enjoyment and the desire to win," and Asanuma Shintarou as Aohitsugi Samatoki, the leader of the Yokohama Division, said, "Since we once lost in the battle between the Divisions, we came with our minds set to never lose again. I felt great joy to be able to deliver entertainment through the screen when not only Japan but the whole world is feeling down," closing the curtains on "Hypnosis Mic: Division Rap Battle 6th Live <<2nd D.R.B>>" 3rd Battle with its intense energy still lingering in the air.
"Hypnosis Mic: Division Rap Battle 6th Live <<2nd D.R.B>>" 3rd Battle is available on "Abema PPV Online Live" until 11:59 p.m. on February 28. The streaming ticket for the show can also be used as a vote to decide the winning team. You can vote once per ticket.
In addition, it was announced that "Hypnosis Mic: Division Rap Battle 6th Live <<2nd D.R.B>> Final Battle Shinshutsu Kekka Happyoukai" (announcement of the teams advancing to the final battle) will be exclusively streamed on "Abema Special Channel" from 7:00 p.m. on May 15, 2021. The leaders of all six Divisions get together to hear the results of the battles.
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As anime production technology has advanced in recent years, so has the quality of opening and ending theme song movies.
While some depict fight scenes, others show stylish scenes as if it is an actual music video of the artist. There are several kinds of anime opening and ending movies today.
This article picks up ending theme songs uploaded on official YouTube Channels. Ending theme songs are great ways to look for anime, in case you are worried that there are too many anime ongoing in one season.
Broadcast on Wednesdays
"Hortensia Saga" is originally an RPG for iOS/Android titled "Hortensia Saga: Knights of the Blue", which had more than 9 million downloads around the world.
Riden Film, the animation studio known for producing the opening movies of all 3 game series, "Hortensia Saga Zero", "The Heroic Legend of Arslan", and ”Blade of the Immortal", is in charge of anime production, and the anime was made into a popular fantasy story that all anime fans, not only those who had played the game before, can enjoy it.
The ending theme is "Yasou to Hakuchuumu" (Nightmares and Daydreams) by Mafumafu. The movie is like a painting on a campus that describes the ocean during sunrise and flying wings and flower petals, which implicates the emotion of the characters beautifully.
BEASTERS 2nd Season
The original work of "BEASTERS" 2nd season is the manga by Itagaki Tomoru currently serialized in "Weekly Shonen Champion".
Regoshi accepts the fact that he himself is a carnivore and takes a step forward with his love with Haru, but one day, a new danger approach to Regoshi looking toward the beginning of the new day-the shadow of the criminal involved in an unsolved murder case.
YOASOBI, the artist who "takes a novel and makes it into music", is singing not only the opening theme song, music" YOASOBI, who is singing the opening theme song is also the singer for the ending theme song. Ending theme song is "Yasashii Suisei" (A Kind Asteroid). This song was produced together with the original novel by the original author Itagaki Tomoru titled "With the Leonid Meteor Shower". (Currently available at "MUSIC" tab in the official anime website.)
This ending theme song is one of the must-watch movies that expresses the view of the anime wonderfully.
Broadcast on Thursdays
Dr. STONE 2nd Season
The original work of "Dr. STONE" is the craft adventure manga by Itagaki Riichirou and Boich serialize on "Weekly Shonen Jump". (Shueisha)
After thousands of years had passed since all human beings are turned into stone by a mysterious power...a science lover Senkuu wakes up in the stone world, where all cultures and civilization are destroyed, and attempts to recreate civilization again with super scientific knowledge and powers.
The ending theme song is "Koe?" (Voice?) by Hatena. The movie begins with the evolutionof humankind, going through the birth of Ishigami Senkuu, his childhood, him turning into stone, until his current situation. The vivid colors at the end of the video seem to connect us to the excitement of the next week's anime broadcast.
Promised Neverland Season 2
"Promised Neverland" is the dark fantasy written by Shirai Kaiu and drawn by Idemizu Poska, which was serialized in "Weekly Shonen Jump" from 2016 to 2020.
The story is about the orphans, including the protagonist Emma, as they struggle against their harsh fate to reach for hope, regardless of the difficult situations that they are put in. The 1st season of the anime was broadcast in 2019 on "Noitamina" (Fuji TV).
The ending theme song is "Mahou" (Magic) by Myuk. The movie displays beautiful nature such as snow, rain, a starry sky, a glassland, etc...with Sonju and Mujika, together with relaxing music. There were also some "neat" touches for the fans, such as a moment where one of the characters was depicted only in a back view.
The Quintessential Quintuplets ∬ (2nd Season)
"The Quintessential Quintuplets ∬" was originally the romance and comedy manga by Haruba Negi, which was serialized in "Weekly Shonen Jump".
Fuutarou has a mission as the part-time tutor to salvage the beautiful quintuplets from "dropping out" and "tendency to skip studying" up to the point that all 5 can graduate . He becomes close friends with them through several events during the school camp. New obstacles approach him although he swears to continue his job. Moreover, the "girl of the photo", whom Fuutarou loved for the first time, appears, and...
"Hatsukoi" (The First Love) by Quintuplets of Nakano Family (Hanazawa Kana, Taketatsu Ayana, Itou Miku, Sakrua Ayane, and Minase Inori) is the ending theme song. A change from the glamorous scene with flower petals flying in the background to a simple white background with close-ups of each character's serious expression is very compelling..
Broadcast on Fridays
So I'm a Spider, So What?
The original work of "So I'm a Spider, So What?" is the novel which has sold 3 million copies and 500 million views. (Sum of paperback and e-book)
A high school girl "I" was suddenly reborn in a fantasy world as a spider and survives in a dungeon with dangerous monsters together with unbelievable optimism and human wisdom.
"I" (CV: Yuuki Aoi) sings "Cheer Up! The Theme Song of Kumoko-san" as the ending theme song. The music provides the opportunity to enjoy the calls of an idol concert through the speedy tempo in the back. Moreover, Yuuki Aoi expresses the multiple emotions of the character with her great skills.
Jujutsu Kaisen 2nd Half
The original work of "Jujutsu Kaisen" is the manga by Akutami Gege serialized in "Weekly Shonen Jump".
Itadori Yuuji, a high school student with surprising physical ability, was spending his days quietly, but one day, eats a special ranked curse "a finger of Ryoumen Sukuna" to save his friend being attacked by "Curse" and now has to share his body with "Ryoumen Sukuna". He then enters "Tokyo Metropolitan Curse Technical College" on the recommendation of the strongest sorcerer Gojou Satoru.
The ending theme song is "give it back" by Co shu Nie. The movie captures a slice of life, where the protagonist Itadori Yuuji takes photos with his smartphone. This is a rare composition that allows viewers to experience the expressions and distance that only friends can show.
Broadcast on Saturdays
Cells at Work! BLACK
The original work of "Cells at Work! BLACK" is the spin-off manga of "Cells at Work!", which mainly depicts the unknown support by body cells, including red blood cells and white blood cells.
The anime mainly picks up on the severe working conditions of the workers in a body which experiences "overdrinking", "smoking", and "lack of sleep".
"Ue wo Muite Hakobou with Sekkekyuu & Hakkekyuu" (Deliver Them with Your Heads Up by Red Blood Cell and White Blood Cell) is the ending theme song by POLYSICS and Red Blood Cell (CV; Enoki Junya) and White Blood Cell (CV: Hikasa Youko) also sings the song. Many characters and various working environments are shown in the 90 seconds, recreating the world view of the anime itself.
Starting from Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021
TVThe anime "Horimiya" is based on the manga by HERO Hagiwara Daisuke. "The sparkling soda-like school life" of the protagonist Hori Kyouko and her classmate Miyamura Iori at Katagiri High School are the main focus of the anime.
The ending theme song is "Yakusoku" (Promise) by Friends, the group band made up of 5 boys and girls. The deformed Hori Kyouko and Miyamura Iori appear in the movie. An ordinary daily routine, from waking up in the morning to sleeping in the night, are shown with pop and cute colors.
World Trigger 2nd Season
"World Trigger is the scientific action manga by Ashihara Daisuke in "Weekly Shonen Jump" and "Jump SQ.". Season 1 was broadcast from Oct. 5, 2014 to Apr. 3, 2016 (73 episodes) and the upcoming season 2 will depict "Galopra Arc", where a planet nation "Galopra" attacks the Border Head Quarter, and "B-Rank Arc", where B-rank characters fight.
"Mirai Eigou" (Forevermore) by Kami wa Saikoro wo Furanai is the ending theme song. The growth of the characters are neatly described through the expression of a black-and-white world gradually gains color as it is connected into one whole world.
Anime "World Trigger" 2nd Season
Starting from Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021 on TV Asahi related channels
Broadcast from 1:30 AM every Saturday on "NUMAnimation"
Dr. Ramune: Mysterious Disease Specialist
"Dr. Ramune: Mysterious Disease Specialist" is the mysterious medical fantasy manga by Ahou Toro currently serialized in "Magazine Pocket".
The story is set in a world where the people suffer from "mysterious diseases" after a ghost enters the bodies weakened from stress and anxiety, and the main character doctor Ramune and his disciple Kuro strives to help the patients.
"Arcacia" by saji is the ending theme song. In contrast to speedy opening theme song movie, this movie mainly focuses on the relationship between Ramune and Kuro using a medium ballad.
Pale coloring and music allows the fans to enjoy the atmosphere once again.
"SK∞" is the original animation by the director Utsumi Hiroko (known for "Free!" and "BANANA FISH"), scriptwriter Ookouchi Ichirou (Known for "Rellouch the Rebellion"), the character designer Chiba Doutoku ("Mobile Suit Gundam: Orphens of the Iron Blood"), and the animation studio Bonzu ("My Hero Acadmia").
It depicts the skateboard battles among unique skateboarders, including the protagonist Koyomi, who are haunted by the secret non-rule racing taking place at a closed mine.
The anime is summarized with the song "Infinity" by Yuuri. The ending movie shows the skateboard life of the characters. Comical designs are adopted so that uniqueness of each character could be found in a few cuts. Also, the back view of Koyomi and Ranga at the end of the video and the freshness of the music give a sense of the "youthfulness" of the work.
Broadcast on Sundays
Jobless Reincarnation: I Will Seriously Try If I Go to Another World
"Jobless Reincarnation: I Will Seriously Try If I Go to Another World" is originally the pioneer of the "Narou-type novel", by "Rifujin na Mago no Te", which is currently serialized in the novel posting website called "Shousetsuka ni Narou" (Let's Become a Novelist!) from 2012.
One day a 34-year old jobless man dies from a car accident and is reincarnated into another world with swords and magic. The man receives the name Rudeus and tries to live "up to his fullest" with his regrets and memories from the time when he was jobless.
Oohara Yuiko sings "Only" for the anime. Beautiful nature of wonderful gardens, a light shower into a forest covered with snow, a glassland covered in rain, etc. with the sad face of the protagonist Rudeus.
Attack on Titan The Final Season
The original work of "Attack on Titan" is the manga by Isoyama Hajime, which is currently serialized in "Bessatsu Shonen Magazine" (Kodansha).
This anime is about the continuing warfare between humans and mysterious creatures called "titans". Season 1 to 3 was produced by WIT STUDIO but the final season will be produced by MAPPA, the animation studio known for "Jujutsu Kaisen" and "Taisou Samurai".
The ending theme song is "Shougeki" (Shock) by Andou Hiroko. Compared to the opening theme song, the ending theme song movie focuses on the "characters". Many fans currently talk about the true meaning hidden in this movie with Falco and birds. What is the hidden message? This raises expectation more toward the climax.
TV anime "Attack on Titan" The Final Season
Starting in NHK Sougou from 12:10 AM on Sundays.
Mo Dao Zu Shi
"Mo Dao Zu Shi" is the boys-love novel by Mo Xiang Tong Xiu serialized on Chinese websites. The views of the video already reached 11 billion views, and the Japanese adaption has also been decided.
"A battle of sunray", the warfare to bring down the tyrant Kiyama Onshi, is now over. Wei Wuxian now facing the collapse of himself from using a power that is not suitable for him, but Wei Wuxian comes back due to a curse curse 13 years later and reencounters his friend Lan Xichen. Then, the beginning of all the stories goes back to their childhood, and...
The ending theme song is "Kiro" (The Season Road) by Aimer. The characters in the grand nature of Chine are depicted in the movie. A godlike beautify will be delivered with unique voice of Aimer, making the scenes even more attracting.
'Oshiete Hokusai!', an educational entertainment anime to make dreams come true, will have an advance distribution on ABEMA from March 7, and on other channels from March 8. Along with that, it was announced that CHAI, world-famous "neo kawaii" band, will be performing the theme song, and that Waki Azumi and Konishi Katsuyuki, the voice cast in the anime, will sing the chorus as well.
"Oshiete Hokusai! -THE ANIMATION-" is based on "Yume wo Kanaeru Bakushou! Nihon Bijutsu Manga Oshiete Hokusai!" written by Iwakiri Naoto, and directed by the author Iwakiri Naoto who is a Japanese art enthusiast, and produced by CoMix Wave Films known for "Your Name".
It is a short anime with a 10-minute-long episodes (10 episodes in total) that enables you to learn "Japanese art" and "philosophy of life" at the same time. The story follows a lazy high school girl learning from the greatest painters from the Japanese art sphere, and struggling while growing up .
The theme song will be 'Tentekorin no Theme' by "neo-kawaii" band CHAI.
This song was written and composed by CHAI as a theme song for the protagonist Okakura Tentekorin with an inspiration from the original work.
Based on the theme of the film, "What is talent?" and "Can dreams come true even if you don't have talent?", CHAI sublimates the "complex" of the protagonist, who has no talent and no motivation, into a true "art". Please do not miss it.
Moreover, Waki Azumi as Tentekorin, and Konishi Katsuyuki as a god of thunder that appears to make her dream come true, joins in and sings in the chorus, which makes the song more colorful.
'Oshiete Hokusai!', an educational entertainment anime that makes a dream come true, will have an advance distribution on ABEMA from March 7, and on other channels from March 8.
I understand how it is hard to start and keep doing something as there are many obstacles to come!
We always end up looking for reasons for not doing it...I want to send this anime and song to people who are paralyzed by fear!
You will get courageous enough to laugh and forget about your failures!
(C)Iwakiri Naoto / CWF
It has been decided that Ono Daisuke's concert "Ono Daisuke Live 2021: A Space Odyssey", which will start at 6:00 PM, on March 27 2021, will be broadcast live on "M-on!".
Ono Daisuke is not only working as a voice actor that has voiced various main characters of popular works, such as "JoJo's Bizarre Adventure" series and "Mr. Osomatsu" series, but he is also active as a singer as well.
After 2 and a half year since his last concert, "Ono Daisuke Live 2021: A Space Odyssey" will be delivered in a "space" theme. So, do check out the "2021 Space Journey" of Ono Daisuke in the STARGAZER spaceship.
Also, Ono Daisuke previous concerts, his first concert "Daisuke Ono LIVE 2016 'Unlimited Door' that was held in January 2016, and the final performance of the tour "Ono Daisuke LIVE TOUR 2018 'Dream Journey'" that was held from June 2018, will be broadcast in BS Sky Perfect TV and Sky Perfect On Demand.
Ono Daisuke's concert "Ono Daisuke Live 2021: A Space Odyssey" will be broadcast live on March 27, 2021, at 6:00 PM, on "M-on!"
The 2021 performance of the stage play "AD-LIVE", where everything is ad-libbed and the voice actor Suzumura Kenichi is serving as the general producer, will be held with the dates being announced.
"AD-LIVE" is a stage play where the overview of the world setting and the plot of the drama are decided beforehand, but the role of the performers and lines are all created on the spot. In the 2020 performance, due to the miraculous collaboration with the mysterious creator, Expert SCRAP, it has become a hot topic due to its stage production and live-streaming production.
The 2021 performance of "AD-LIVE 2021" will be held from September to October, in Tokyo, Saitama, and Osaka over a period of 6 days. The advanced ticket purchase application for this performance is available in each volume of "AD-LIVE 2020" Blu-ray and DVD.
Also, to commemorate the release of "AD-LIVE 2020" Blu-ray & DVD, "AD-LIVE Talk Session 'Talk-LIVE'" will be held. During the event, the performers will talk about their various thoughts together with the video of the stage play as well as a talk corner by using the ad-libbed word.
The performers for this event are Kimura Subaru, Toriumi Kohsuke, Nishiyama Koutarou, Nakamura Shugo, and Suzumura Kenichi, the general producer of "AD-LIVE".
Information on "AD-LIVE 2021", such as the performers and ticket information will be announced at a later date. Attention is being focused on the drama that will be produced in the 2021 performance.
A new "Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba" stage play was announced in "Jump Festa 2021 Online", on December 19, 2020. It will be coming in Summer 2021.
The stage play is based on the manga of the same title, which was serialized in "Weekly Shonen Jump" by Gotouge Koyoharu. The first performance was held in Tokyo and Hyogo in January 2020. The sword action and the music that matches the world of the original title brought attention to the stage play, which finished its last show with great success.
For the new show in Summer 2021, Suemitsu Kenichi will continue as the scriptwriter/director along with Wada Shunsuke as music composer. Kobayashi Ryouta as Kamado Tanirou, Takaishi Akari as Kamado Nezuko, Ueda Keisuke as Agatsuma Zenitsu, Satou Yuugo as Hashibira Inosuke, Honda Reo as Tomioka Giyuu, and Sasaki Yoshihide as Kibutsuji Muzan will also continue their roles.
Check out the official website for updates and let's look forward to further information.
(C) Gotouge Koyoharu / Shueisha (C) "Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba" Stage Play Production Committee 2021
It has been decided that five NELKE PLANNING's stage productions including "Demon Slayer： Kimetsu no Yaiba" will be distributed at "JUMP Festa 2021 ONLINE", to be held from December 19th to 20th, 2020.
The works to be distributed this time are the musical "The Prince of Tennis", the hyper-projection play "Hikyu!", "MY HERO ACADEMIA 'The Ultra' Stage", the stage "Ginga: Nagareboshi Gin" and the stage "Demon Slayer： Kimetsu no Yaiba".
The main cast of each work will appear during the streaming, and a talk session will also be held.
In addition, on December 20, a special stage where you can watch famous scenes from "MY HERO ACADEMIA 'The Ultra' Stage The Real Hero" will be broadcasted. In addition, digest videos of past "JUMP" related works produced by NELKE Planning will be screened.
The "JUMP Festa 2021 ONLINE" will be held online from December 19 to 20, 2020.
(C) HorikoshiOSHI Kohei/Shueisha, "MY HERO ACADEMIA The "Ultra" Stage Production Committee
(C) Furudate Haruichi/Shueisha, Hyper-projection play "Hikyu! " Production Committee
(C) Gotouge Koyoharu/Shueisha (C) Stage "Demon Slayer： Kimetsu no Yaiba" Production Committee 2020
(C) Konomi Takeshi/Shueisha, New The Prince of Tennis Musical Production Committee
(C) Takahashi Yoshihiro/Shueisha, Stage "Ginga: Nagareboshi Gin
The new recital series "Sekai ga Kioku de Afureru Mae ni" (Before the world is filled with memories) vol.0 featuring voice actors Kaji Yuuki and Kaida Yuuko, was shown on November 14, 2020 at EX THEATER ROPPONGI.
The recital "Sekai ga Kioku de Afureru Mae ni" is an original work that was created with the creators of TV Asahi recital program "Watashi no Atama no Naka no Keshigomu" (A Moment to Remember).
The stage only has a man and female without any extravagant stage settings or actions. This is a live entertainment that uses the voice acting of the performers and the imagination of the audiences.
The performance has the voice actors Kaji Yuuki and Kaida Yuuko sitting on the stage and reciting their lines in a phantasmagoric manner. Their voice acting has caused the memories of each character to pop out in the mind of the audiences and it has become a reality recital as if they had seen all the situations with their eyes.
Also, the audiences were able to enjoy being immersed in the world from the video performance and lightning. The voice of the several dozen characters and the sound effects prepared for various scenes that vibrate in the hall multiplied the effect many times over.
Then, the audiences were greatly moved when the story had reached the memories of "Sorai", voiced by Kaji and "Nano", voiced by Kaida.
Moreover, this recital can be watched on "PIA LIVE STREAN" now. The ticket is priced at 3,000 JPY, and it can be watched as many times as you want until November 30. So, do take this chance and watch it if you miss it out.
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"Zombie Land Saga Pia", containing the various information of the "Zombie Land Saga", has been released on Sep. 3. A portion of the contents, such as the special interview with Miyano Mamoru (voice of Tatsumi Kotarou), and the conversation between the represensatives from Denpagumi. inc and Franchouchou, have been revealed.
This book contains various articles such as famous quotations, famous scenes, detail character introduction, Franchouchou's songs explaination by the music producer Satou Kouji, and main cast interview, including Miyano Mamoru (voice of Tatsumi Kotarou), Franchouchou, Mitsuishi Kotono, and director Sakai Munehisa.
Moreover, the "battle" with Depa Gumi.inc that was announced on "Denpa Gumi.inc Pia" (released on Apr.) has been realized. The four members, Tano Asami and Taneda Risa from Franchouchou, Furukawa Mirin and Aizawa Risa from Denpagumi.inc gathered together and a special conversation was held where they talked about their thoughts on the collaboration song "Zombi Land DEMPA!!", and other topics.
The magazine will also contain the unreleased recording photo and a report of "Zombie Land DEMPA!!"
"Zombie Land Saga Pia" is priced at 1,818 JPY (tax excuded) and it is currently available at nationwide bookstore and online shops.
（C）Zombie Land Saga Production Committee
The production of the collaboration song called "Zombie Land DEMPA!!" by the idol group from the TV anime "Zombie Land Saga", Franchouchou and Dempagumi.inc has been decided. Along with this announcement, the collaboration visual inspired by the song has been revealed, and the broadcast of the special program to reveal this song has been decided.
The collaboration song "Zombie Land DEMPA!!" is sung by the zombie type idol, Franchouchou, and the members of Dempagumi.inc, including Furukawa Mirin, Aizawa Risa, and Naruse Eimi. The song used the battle as its theme and it is an impactful song as the unique traits of the various musicianship of Franchouchou clashes with the long-lasting melody and the impressive lyric from Dempagumi.inc.
It was decided that the song will be available in the appended CD of the fanbook "Zombie Land Saga Pia" that will be released on Sep. 3. This book contains all the information about the collaboration between Zombie Land Saga and Dempagumi.inc, so go get it if you are a fan.
The collaboration visual inspired by "Zombie Land DEMPA!!" is an embodiment of the impactful song as each of the member are dressed as a hero or the hero sentai-like clothing.
The music will also be revealed for the first time on the special program "Can Zombie and Dempa Save the Earth!?" that will be broadcast on Animax on 11:00 PM on Sep. 1. It will also feature a battle between the voice actress of Franchouchou and Dempagumi.inc in various content.
"Zombie Land DEMPA!!" will be included in the fan-book "Zombie Land Saga Pia" that will be released on Sep. 3. The price is 1,818 JPY (tax excluded).
（C）Zombie Land Saga Production Committee
The "Zombie Land Saga" project is set to be restarted. Comments from director Sakai Munehisa, along with the announcement of the "Zombie Land Saga" stage play, which will be performed in Sep. after being postponed, and the release of fan books, have been revealed.
"Zombie Land Saga" is a zombie-idol anime depicting legendary girls who are brought back as zombies and seeks to revitalize Saga Prefecture by putting together an idol group.
The series aired between October and December 2018 gaining a lot of popularity and winning many awards such as the Anime General Election 2018's Annual Grand Prize and the Tokyo Anime Award (Television category). After being scheduled to be performed on Mar. 2020, the biggest LIVE event "Zombie Land Saga LIVE - Franchouchou LIVE OF THE DEAD -" and the first stage play adaptation "Zombie Land Saga Stage de Do-n!" were postponed due to the coronavirus.
Finally, the "Zombie Land Saga" project has been restarted on Jul. 17, 2020, with the announcement of the stage play "Zombie Land Saga Stage de Do-n!", which is set to be held on Sep. 5 and 6.
Director Sakai Munehisa said, "Right now, the entire world is suffering a lot. In March, we were also forced to make the painful decision to stop our project 'Zombie Land Saga'. But, it is not over yet!". Then he added emphatically, "Of course, the staff of the original series will also be supporting us! Today, it was announced that the stage team will be the first to start our revenge!" and "I can't stop hoping that this revenge will be a great chain of events!".
Furthermore, the fan book "Zombie Land Saga Pia" is set to be released and will include an introduction of the episodes along with a song commentary and interviews with the entire cast of "Franchouchou" and staff members, including director Sakai. Also, a project with the musical group Dempagumi.inc, whose collaboration was announced recently, will be included in the book.
All 4 performances of the stage "Zombie Land Saga Stage de Do-n!" will be held at Sogetsu Hall in Akasaka, Tokyo on Sep. 5 and 6. Tickets for "Do-n at Home! Performance", which is set to be distributed exclusively on TV Tokyo's AniTele, will be also available.
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TV anime director Sakai Munehisa
Right now, the entire world is suffering a lot.
In March, we were also forced to make the painful decision to stop our project 'Zombie Land Saga'.
But, it is not over yet!
I've spent the last few months hoping that the staff and cast members will be able to get their revenge one day, and also to overcome these difficulties with the support of all the fans who love the 'Zombie Land Saga' and bring back a bright smile on us.
Today, it was announced that the stage team will be the first to start our revenge!
I was excited to see how the rehearsals for the play, which I was shown before, were filled with passion and about to reach a level of perfection. While remembering that, I feel grateful and happy for the time it took to come alive.
Of course, the staff of the original series will also be supporting us!
I can't stop hoping that this revenge will be a great chain of events!
The show is coming in Sep. 2020!
To be honest, I couldn't believe my ears when I first heard about a stage play adaptation (ahah). But when I was shown the audition, I got all excited to realize that my work was going to open up a new world.
I've always loved stage plays and drama, but I didn't expect to see that in the 'Zombie Land Saga'!
Takanashi Riri, who plays Hoshikawa Lily, did the motion capture for the same character in the TV anime as well. When I saw her, I thought that, like just Lily, she is a dancer who has a lot of energy and great smooth dancing moves. This is why I recommended her for the stage role.
The stage play 'Zombie Land Saga Stage de Do-n!' is going to be a great show. Please look forward to it!
(C) Zombie Land Saga Production Committee
(C) Zombie Land Saga Production Committee / Avex Pictures
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!
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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.
“Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation”, which had been announced to be animated, was decided to be broadcast as TV anime in 2020. In addition, the first visual depicting the four main characters and a PV by the new animation production company “Studio Bind” established for this work were released.