To celebrate the 「Gundam Channel」 for achieving 250,000 subscribers, the broadcast project determined by the user's vote has carry out. The works among 『Mobile Suit Gundam I』, 『Mobile Suit Gundam Wing: Endless Waltz』and 『Mobile Suit Gundam Thunderbolt: December Sky』that got the most votes will have a one-time premiere broadcast on Nov. 17, 2019.
The project this time, 「250,000 subscribers achieved! The special broadcast that everyone choose!」 will make use of the polls that was posted in the community tab of the official Gundam YouTube channel, 「Gundam Channel」 and the works that got the most votes will have a premiere broadcast.
The voting period for the 「250,000 subscribers achieved! The special broadcast that everyone choose! 」 will be until Nov. 11, 2019. The works that got the most vote will be premiere in 「Gundam Channel」 on 7pm, Nov. 17, 2019.
Moreover, a retweet campaign is being held on the 「Gundam Channel」 official twitter. Once the selected tweet had achieved over 1,000 retweet, then the revival of the time limited broadcast of 『Gundam Build Series』 will be conducted.
To celebrate the 40th anniversary of 『Mobile Suit Gundam』,
illustration goods drawn by Yasuhiko Yoshikazu and Okawara Kunio and the collaboration goods with the fashion brand 「October Beast」 were announced in the 「Monthly Gundam Ace」 magazine and other related books.
The movie 『Mobile Suit Gundam NT』 will be broadcast on the YouTube channel 「Gundam Channel」 free of charge. In commemoration of the 「Silver Creator Award」 which the channel had achieved by surpassing 100,000 subscribers, the movie will be distributed as a one-time premiere from 19:00 on October 6, 2019.
From "Mobile Suit Gundam THE ORIGIN" comes a ceramic clip case featuring an image of Char Aznable and Garma Zabi. Premium Bandai is currently accepting pre-orders for both these items.
"Mobile Suit Gundam THE ORIGIN Pottery Clip Case (2 types)" is a luxurious ceramic clip case with the design of Char's emblem and Zeon's emblem on the top cover, in the style of Bon Bonnier.
It is a convenient item for storing clips and various other small items.
The price of "Mobile Suit GUNDAM THE ORIGIN Pottery Clip Case (2 types)" is 3,960 JPY (including tax). Pre-orders are now being accepted on "Premium Bandai"; shipping will be in March 2021.
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"GUNPLA EXPO TOKYO 2020 feat. GUNDAM conference", an event of "Gunpla" (plastic model kits based on "Mobile Suit Gundam"), will be held at Sankaku Hiroba, Shinjuku Sumitomo Building from Nov. 12 to 15, 2020. Some online contents will also be offered under the theme of "Future Gunpla Factory".
At "GUNPLA EXPO TOKYO 2020 feat. GUNDAM conference", items to celebrate Gunpla's 40th anniversary will be exhibited, and new products from "Hathaway's Flash" and the latest products of the SD Gundam Series, will be announced, and assemble trial sessions will also be held.
Furthermore, 1/1 scale Beam Saber and Shield will be exhibited along with a screening of a special opening video featuring 1/1 scale Gunpla , and other information about Gundam and Gunpla will be announced at the stage.
The event at the stage will be streamed, and "VR exhibition hall", a virtual venue, will also be available at the official website from 21:00 on Nov. 14 to give you the feeling of being at the real venue.
"GUNPLA EXPO TOKYO 2020 feat. GUNDAM conference" will be held at Sankaku Hiroba, Shinjuku Sumitomo Building from Nov. 12 to 15, 2020. Limited items that will be on sale at the venue will be avairable on "Premium Bandai".
Please check out the official website for detailed information.
From "Gundam F91" comes a 30th-anniversary special edition figure of "Gundam F91", which has been given ideas and devices of a new interpretation by mechanical designer, Oogawara Kunio. The figure will be available at general stores from March 2021.
"METAL BUILD Gundam F91 CHRONICLE WHITE Ver." is a special edition figure commemorating the 30th anniversary of "Mobile Suit Gundam F91" with innovative designs that fully anticipate the arrival of a new era.
The coloring and markings from the 2017 version have been rebuilt with a matte pearl base color that is reminiscent of the impression back then. The top part of the shoulders and the structure of the movable fins have also been partially changed to further emphasize the flowing silhouette.
The package is covered with a special sleeve with a sketch by the mechanical designer, Oogawara Kunio, which was drawn during the development of "METAL BUILD". It also comes with option parts for the MSV equipment, making this the definitive figure.
"METAL BUILD Gundam F91 CHRONICLE WHITE Ver." is priced at 29,000 JPY (tax excluded), and will be available at general stores from March 2021.
(C) Sotsu, Sunrise
From "New Mobile Suit Gundam Wing DUAL STORY G-UNIT", Gundam Geminass 02 is the first Gundam model kit in the HG format. "Premium Bandai" is accepting preorders.
The "HG 1/144 Gundam Geminass 02" model is a three-dimensional model of the G-UNIT2 "Geminass" Gundam Geminass 02 in a new design drawn by the original mecha designer, Akutsu.
It is thoroughly reproduced in a color scheme based on the dark blue of the Gundam Geminass 02,which appeared at the beginning of the anime.
In addition, in combination with the separately sold "assault booster & high mobility unit expansion set for HG 1/144 Gundam Geminass 01", the plastic model's original "combined form" can be reproduced.
The price of the "HG 1/144 Gundam Geminass 02" is 2,200 JPY (including tax). Pre-orders are now being accepted at 'Premium Bandai', and the product will be shipped in January ,2021.
(C) Soutsuu, Sunrise
From "Mobile Suit Gundam Wing", which celebrates its 25th anniversary of TV anime broadcast, a clear tote bag, face towel, and tumbler featuring illustrations of Heero Yuy and others in "summer fashion" style will be released. Pre-orders are available now at "Premium Bandai".
This is an apparel miscellaneous goods project that uses Hishinuma Yoshihito's summer fashion style illustrations.
In the frame arranged with feathers, a set of familiar characters, Heero Yuy, Duo Maxwell, Trowa Barton, Quatre Raberba Winner, and Chang Wufei, appears with the illustrated sea as the background.
"Mobile Suit Gundam Wing Summer Fashion Illustration Item Clear Tote Bag" is priced at 2,200 JPY (tax included), "Face Towel" at 3,300 JPY (tax included), and "Tumbler" at 1,650 JPY (tax included).
Pre-orders are available now at "Premium Bandai" until 11:00 P.M. on Aug. 25, 2020, and the delivery is scheduled for Sep.
From "Mobile Suit Gundam Wing" come t-shirts featuring the "backside" of the Mobile Suits. Pre-orders are currently available at "Premium Bandai".
"Mobile Suit Gundam W Back Motif T-Shirt" is a t-shirt that features the backside of Mobile Suits.
This series has 3 designs: "XXXG-01W Wing Gundam", "XXXG-01SR Gundam Sandrock", and "OZ-00MS Tallgeese".
The back print is printed as large as possible to give it a strong impact. The front side has a simple design with the motif of the Mobile Suit and its model number.
They have plans to release more Mobile Suits with unique back-side designs.
"Mobile Suit Gundam W Back Motif T-Shirt" is priced at 3,300 JPY (tax included). Pre-orders are available at "Premium Bandai" until 11:00 p.m. Aut. 20, 2020, and shipping is scheduled for Sep.
From "Gundam Wing: Endless Waltz -Glory of Losers-" comes a Gunpla of Gundam Sandrock with its unique equipment "Armadillo" under the "Master Grade Series". Pre-orders are currently available at "Premium Bandai".
"MG 1/100 Gundam Sandrock EW (with Armadillo)" has a completely new mold of Gundam Sandrock's unique equipment "Armadillo". It is also equipped with the unfolding and detaching gimmick of the increased armor.
In addition to the "Armadillo", the kit comes with various weapons to recreate the actions from the show, such as the Heat Shotel and the Beam Machine Gun. The shield equipped to the increased armor on the shoulders and the inner auxiliary boosters are able to unfold both forward and backward.
"MG 1/100 Gundam Sandrock EW (with Armadillo)" is priced at 6,380 JPY (tax included). Pre-orders are currently available at "Premium Bandai", and shipping is scheduled for Oct. 2020.
From "Pajamas Meeting by Voice Actors in Winter" (to be distributed on Nov. 22), ABEMA's special program that is led by Yasumoto Hiroki and Aoi Shota, and welcome Namikawa Daisuke, Morikubo Shotaro, and other guests, comments from a total of 10 cast have arrived, including main MC and guests.
"Pajamas Meeting by Voice Actors in Winter" is a special program that is distributed exclusively on ''Anime Live 2 Channel' from 21:00 on Nov. 22, 2020. Main MC is handled by Yasumoto Hiroki and Aoi Shota, and they will welcome Namikawa Daisuke, Eguchi Takuya, Nishiyama Kotaro, Morikubo Shotaro, Suzuki Tatsuhisa, Yonaga Tsubasa, Ishikawa Kaito, and Onosaka Masaya as guests. A total of 10 voice actors will join, wearing pajamas.
From 23:15, after the main meeting, '"Horoyoi" Pajamas Meeting by Voice Actors -Immediately After the Main Meeting! After-Party with All the Members (provisional translation)' will be streamed for a fee on 'ABEMA PPV ONLINE LIVE'. The cast, being slightly intoxicated, will offer in-depth projects.
'Pajamas Meeting by Voice Actors in Winter' will be distributedfrom 21:00 on Nov. 22, 2020 on ABEMA's 'Anime Live 2 Channel'.
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If I'm going to do it, I want to give it my all. Please look forwardto it.
I'm honored to join as MC again. I want to offer a special pajama meeting! Let's spend a wonderful night together.
This would not be useful, but should be exciting!
Personally I want you to see how cute Aoi Shota-kun is!!
I don't know how it's going to be, but I will be there as I can drink!
I'm already excited to spend a wonderful night with you! Cheers everyone!
This meeting will be like close friends go astray and end up just chating.
I hope it will help kill time.
Please do not expect too much.
Please take it easy!!
I will join for the first time, and all the other members are good talkers. I will try my best. Thank you.
They all have gorgeous faces, and I'm so excited, and I will make my best effort!!laugh
I will join the Pajamas Meeting for the first time!
I'll enjoy it in the hope of borrowing bedding from Senpai!
Let's spend a night in pajamas together!
I am glad to join for the second time.
I'm so excited to see you again!
'Inori Minase 5th ANNIVERSARY LIVE Starry Wishes', the first online live performance by Minase Inori as a voice actress and singer will be held on Dec. 5, 2020. In advance, Insta-live will also be held on Nov. 18 on her own account.
The exclusively online live performance will be held at Yokohama Arena. The tour final was to be held there in Jun., but it was canceled. The first online live performance is getting more and more attention as "Starlight Museum", her 9th single will be released on Dec. 2, which is her birthday and 5th anniversary of the debut as an artist.
After the live performance, the after talk will be streamed for 'Inorimachi', her official fan club, for members only . Please look forward to the talk with a guest Onishi Saori, a voice actress and her close friend. The live will be archived until 23:59 on Dec. 12.
In addition, from about 20:05 on Nov. 18, she is going live on her official Instagram for the first time. It will be a commemorative project of her 5th anniversary as an artist, following the release of a playlist from her past live performances. She will take requests the themes of conversations.
From 20:00 on Nov. 18, 'Omoide no Kakera', the coupling song of 'Starlight Museum', will be uploaded on YouTube. Please check it out.
'Inori Minase 5th ANNIVERSARY LIVE Starry Wishes' will be held from 19:00 on Dec. 5, 2020. Tickets are on sale at 'PIA LIVE STREA' and other video distribution media.
'Dark anime special feature to color the late autumn night (provisional translation)' by ABEMA, a video distribution service, has started on Nov. 14. A total of six works that depict dark world view were chosen, including 'Made in Abyss', and can be streamed for free.
From Nov. 14, "Made in Abyss", "The Saga of Tanya the Evil: The Movie", "Sword Art Online The Movie: Ordinal Scale", and three titles from 'Tokyo Ghoul' series, are being distributed on ABEMA Video. 'Tokyo Ghoul' series will end on Nov. 20, and others will end on Nov. 27.
On Anime Live Channel, all the titles above are being distributed from 10:30 A. M. on Nov. 15, which are the first six stories of "Tokyo Ghoul", "The Saga of Tanya the Evil: The Movie", the first three stories of "Made in Abyss", and "Sword Art Online The Movie: Ordinal Scale".
(C)2017 Tsukushi Akihito, Takeshobo / Made in Abyss Production Committee
(C)Carlo Zen, Kadokawa, The Saga of Tanya the Evil: The Movie Production Committee
(C)2016 Kawahara Riki / Published by Kadokawa ASCII Media Works / SAO MOVIE Project
(C)Ishida Sui / Shueisha, Tokyo Ghoul Production Committee (C)Ishida Sui / Shueisha, Tokyo Ghoul:re Production Committee
2nd PV of the TV anime series "The Slime Diaries: That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime" (abbreviation: "TenSura") has been released. In addition, Numakura Manami, Kobayashi Chiaki, and others have been announced as additional cast. It has also been announced that an online pre-screening event with a chance to talk to the cast will be held.
"That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime" is the anime series based on the novel and manga of the same name by Kawakami Taiki, Fuse, and Mitz Vah. The first season was broadcast in 2018, and this anime series will be the second one.
Established by the main protagonist Rimuru through agreements and trades with neighboring countries, desirable by many monsters, "Jura-Tempest Federation" is a nation where "monsters and people can live together".
However, there was an obvious "hostility to demons" in this world. Facing this unreasonable reality, Rimuru needs to choose. With reincarnation entertainment a new chapter of the storm begins.
In the PV released this time, you can see new characters that will appear in the 2nd season, including the heated battle scene between Rimuru and Hinata. Moreover, the opening theme song "Storyteller" sung by TRUE was also unveiled for the first time.
And new characters and cast information have also been released. Numakura Manami as Sakaguchi Hinata, Kobayashi Chiaki as Taguchi Shougo, Nogami Sho as Tachibana Kyouya, Kono Hiyori as Mizutani Kirara, Kakuma Ai as Albis, Taichi You as Suphia, Hino Satoshi as Grucius, and Tanezaki Atsumi as Mjurran.
Also, before the 2nd season will be broadcast, an online pre-screening event with a chance to talk to the cast will be held. It will be held on December 26, 2020. Detailed information about performers and instructions on how to participate will be announced on the Official Website and Official Twitter later.
The TV anime "The Slime Diaries: That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime" will be broadcast on TOKYO MX and others from January 12, 2020 (Tuesday).
(C) Kawakami Taiki, Fuse, Kodansha / TenSura Production Committee
The legendary Pokémon, Mewtwo will appear on the broadcast of the TV anime "Pokémon" on November 20, 2020. To commemorate this "Pokémon: Mewtwo Strikes Back!" will have a premium streaming from 9 PM, on November 9 on the Pokémon Official YouTube Channel.
"Pokémon: Mewtwo Strikes Back!" was released in 1988 and it has taken the first place in the box office revenue ranking in term of animation movie in the same year.
Afterward, it was released in each country sequentially and has become a big hit. Even till now, it has remained in the first place in the box office revenue in term of a Japanese movie in America, and it is a "legend" among all the "Pokémon" movie series.
The "strongest" Mewtwo will appear on the November 20 broadcast of TV anime "Pokémon" and the story will be related to the movie. You will be able to enjoy the episode more by watching "Pokémon: Mewtwo Strikes Back!".
The premium streaming of "Pokémon: Mewtwo Strikes Back!" will start from 9 PM, on November 19, at Pokémon Official YouTube Channel.
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"THE FIRST TAKE" is a YouTube channel that shows the performances of singers and artists, which are taken in "one-shot" and even a single mistake is not allowed.
This article will introduce the anisong artist that had shown their tremendous singing voice on "THE FIRST TAKE".
5th Video LiSA "Gurenge" (Released on December 6, 2019)
This is LiSA's first appearance, who not only is involved with anisong but also participated in numerous rock fest, and she had appeared for the first time in "Kohaku Uta Gassen" in 2019.
This was the first time the piano arrangement of "Gurenge", a popular song which is the representative song of 2010s and the opening theme of the TV anime "Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba", was revealed.
20th Video Ziyoou-vachi "Kaen" (Released on February 7, 2020)
Along with the creative and tremendous live's stage and presence, Avu-chan from Ziyoou-vachi, who is also active in various activities, has appeared.
The opening theme of the TV anime "Dororo", called "Kaen" which had caused a storm, was performed in an acoustic arrangement along with the Hibari-kun, the guitarist of Ziyoou-vachi.
34th Video SawanoHiroyuki[nZk]:Yosh (Survive Said The Prophet) "BELONG"（Released on March 27, 2020）
The composer Sawano Hiroyuki, who had handled the background music of numerous anime and had welcomed his 15th anniversary in 2020, has appeared as "SawanoHiroyuki[nZk]", a project that focuses on vocal music.
The song "BELONG", which Yosh (Survive Said The Prophet) was invited as a guest vocalist as well as the CM song for the light novel and manga "Fate/strange Fake" was performed in a special arrangement as only the piano and singing voice can be heard.
37th Video SawanoHiroyuki[nZk]:mizuki "aLIEz"（Released on April 8, 2020）
The composer Sawano Hiroyuki has once again appeared as "SawanoHiroyuki[nZk]", a project that focuses on vocal music.
The ending theme of the TV anime "Aldnoah.Zero", which welcomed mizuki (UNIDOTS) as a guest vocalist, and it was also performed in a special arrangement as only the piano and singing voice can be heard.
38th Video TK from Ling Tosite Sigure "unravel" (Released on April 10, 2020)
The solo project "TK from Ling Tosite Sigure" of TK, the vocalist and guitarist of Ling Tosite Sigure, has appeared.
"unravel", a song written for the opening theme of TV anime "Tokyo Ghoul" which is also popular in and outside of Japan, was performed in a piano, violin, and cello arrangement for the first time.
47th Video Suzuki Masayuki "DADDY! DADDY! DO! feat. Suzuki Airi" (Released on Revealed in August 21, 2020)
Suzuki Masayuki, the "King of Love Song" and "The popular newcomer of Anisong" has appeared for the first time to perform "DADDY! DADDY! DO! feat. Suzuki Airi", the opening theme of the TV anime "Kaguya-sama: Love is War Season 2".
The musicians, including the guest vocalist Suzuki Airi, that were involved in the recording had gathered once again to deliver the special arrangement in one-shot while enjoying it.
55th Video CHiCO with HoneyWorks "Sekai ha Koi ni Ochiteiru" (Released on September 18, 2020)
This is the first appearance of "ChicoHani" short for CHiCO with HoneyWorks after welcoming her 6th anniversary in 2020.
CHiCO with HoneyWork only shows her face during the live and will only perform with her voice in other forms of media, but this is the first time the vocalist CHiCO (Vo.) showed off her singing appearance.
Her debut song, "Sekai ha Koi ni Ochiteiru" which recorded 5.9 million views on YouTube as well as the opening theme for the TV anime "Aoharu Ride" was performed in a simple piano arrangement.
60th Video ReoNa "ANIMA" (Released on October 9, 2020)
This is the first appearance of ReoNa, who had become the center of attention after 2 years since her solo debut.
"ANIMA", the opening theme of the TV anime "Sword Art Online Alicization War of Underworld" Final Chapter as well as the song that had taken the 1st place in the various major streaming website, was performed in a piano and guitar acoustic version.
62th Video LiSA "Homura" (Released on October 16, 2020)
This is the second appearance of LiSA after her performance of "Gurenge" in the 5th video becomes a hot topic and achieves the highest number of views in "THE FIRST TAKE".
The piano arrangement of the theme song of "Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba the Movie: Mugen Train" and her new song "Homura" can only be heard here.
65th Video LiSA "Catch the Moment" (Revealed in October 28, 2020)
This is LiSA 3rd appearance after the 62th video "Homura" exceeded 1 million views.
This time, she performed the acoustic version of her representative song "Catch the Moment", the theme song of "Sword Art Online: Ordinal Scale".
'Zeritickholic', a new girls' band, has been introduced to "SHOW BY ROCK!!" by Sanrio. The new cast including, Fairouz Ai and Tanaka Minami, has been announced.
'Zeritickholic' consists of four girls, including Giriri, a brilliant scientist, and angels that possess Mirai-type MIDIdolls that she invented.
Gyalako is voiced by Fairouz Ai, Shimakku by Matsuoka Misato, Leppanyo by Maeda Kaori, and Giriri by Tanaka Minami.
Furthermore, from 'Zeritickholic', Fairouz, Matsuoka, and Maeda will appeared in a special program "Nikonyama", and introduce about their band. It was live-streamed on 'SHOW BY ROCK!! Official YouTube Channel' from 8:00 pm on Oct. 30, 2020. The MV of the latest three songs by 'Zeritickholic' was released on 'SHOW BY ROCK!! Official YouTube Channel' from 21:00 on Oct. 30.
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Netflix Anime Festival 2020, which will present the latest information on anime titles to be distributed by Netflix from late 2020 to 2021 to the world, will be streamed live for free for the first time on Oct. 27, 2020. The program will include talk shows by voice actors such as Kimura Ryohei, Ueda Rena, Moroboshi Sumire and Suwabe Junichi, as well as live performances by artists such as GRANRODEO, TRUE and OTMGirls.
'Netflix' has held the 'Anime Lineup Presentation' every year since 2017 to bring together the latest information on hot anime titles, but this year's fourth edition, titled 'Netflix Anime Festival 2020', will be the first free live streaming in consideration of the spread of the novel coronavirus. Anyone can participate in this event through the 'Netflix Japan' official YouTube account.
The first part, "Netflix Anime Lineup Presentation", will feature model Uchida Rio, who is known as a passionate fan of anime, as a special supporter and will present the latest information on "Netflix" anime.
The CG drama series "Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness", "Eden" directed by Irie Yasuhiro, the director of "FULLMETAL ALCHEMIST", "Spriggan", the first anime adaptation of the legendary comic, and many other new titles will also be announced.
In the first part, David Production producer Tanaka Shuichiro and "Thermae Romae" creator Yamazaki Mari will be invited as guests to talk about the current status of domestic anime production and the future work with "Netflix".
In the second part, 'Netflix Anime Grand Appreciation Festival', comedian Tenshinu Mukai, who is a fan of anime, will be the host and there will be a talk event by voice actors including Kimura Ryohei, Ueda Lena, Moroboshi Sumire and Suwabe Junichi, in addition to answering questions on SNS using the hashtag '#Netflix Animefest Voice Actor ni Question'.
On top of that, there will be live performances by GRANRODEO, who has worked on the opening theme song of "Baki" Death Row Convict Arc, TRUE, who impressed many anime fans with the theme song of "Violet Evergarden", and OTMGirls, an idol group that appeared in "Aggressive Rageshi" and has received a great response from overseas.
This is a project to enjoy "Netflix" anime from various angles.
Netflix Anime Festival 2020 will broadcast "[Part 1] Netflix Anime Lineup Announcement" on Oct. 27, 2020 from 10:00A. M. to 12:00 P. M. and "[Part 2] Netflix Anime Appreciation Festival" from 08:30 P. M. to 10:00 P. M. on the official YouTube account of "Netflix Japan".
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.