New visuals of “Saekano the Movie: Finale” have been released. These visuals are new illustrations of the characters after the end of the film by CloverWorks.
“Saekano the Movie: Finale” is originally from the light novel “Saekano: How to Raise a Boring Girlfriend” published by KADOKAWA Fantasia Bunko.
Following the first season (broadcast in 2015) and the second season (broadcast in 2017) of the TV anime, the final movement of “Koi no Furagu no Rhapsody” will be portrayed in the film.
The new visuals released are the counterparts of the key visuals of the film, and the catchphrase is “We’ve reached a place where we all can stay laughing!”. The visuals are as emotional as the catchphrase.
Some theaters have the posters with these new visuals, and the special gift for the 4th week is an A5 pin-up poster which also has these new visuals and will hit those who have watched the movie.
“Saekano the Movie: Finale” has been in theaters since Oct. 26, 2019.
“Saekano the Movie: Finale”
Release date: Oct. 26, 2019
Now showing in theaters
(C)2019 Maruto Fumiaki・Misaki Kurehito・KADOKAWA Fantasia Bunko/ Eiga mo Saenai production committee
A 120 second video from the upcoming movie **Saekano: How to Raise a Boring Girlfriend ~ Fine** (Saekano: Fine) (26 October 2019 release) is available online.The focus of which being the distance beween Kato Megumi and Tomaya Aki gradually closing. The video gives us a taste of the voices of all seven main characters for the first time in the new movie.
"Healing Good Pretty Cure the Movie: Dream Town! GoGo! Big Change!!" (March 20, 2021), a special video featuring "Yes! Pretty Cure 5GoGo! Festival," and a special program featuring the TV series, the movie version, and the voice actors was also announced.
"Healing Good Pretty Cure the Movie: Dream Town! and GoGo! Big Change!!" is the first theatrical film featuring all of the "Pretty Cure" characters from the current TV series.
When the collaboration with "5GoGo!"(broadcast in 2007-2008), 5th season of the "Pretty Cure" series, was announced in October 2020,(broadcasted from 2007 to 2008), and when the trailer was released the other day, people were saying things like "I really want to see it!" and "I can't wait to see it!"
The "5GoGo!" special video that was released includes scenes from the movie where the girls fight together with "Heaply". It also includes things such as action scenes from the past TV anime series, and the exciting scene with Coco dressed as a prince in "Yes! Pretty Cure 5: Miracle Grand Adventure in the Land of Mirrors".,
"Yes! Pretty Cure 5 GoGo! Festival" will be held this time, which will be filled with a variety of fabulous projects.
From March 7 to 12, 2021, all 49 episodes of the TV anime "Yes! Pretty Cure 5" and all 48 episodes of the TV anime "Yes! Pretty Cure 5GoGo!" will be broadcast.
On March 13 and 14, "Pretty Cure 5: The Miracle Grand Adventure in the Mirror Country" and "Happy Birthday in the Land of Sweets" will be distributed on the official YouTube channel of Pretty Cure.
From March 13, a special program featuring the cast of "5GoGo!", including Sanpei Yuuko, Takeuchi Junko Takeuchi, Ise Mariya, Nagano Ai, Maeda Ai, and Sendai Eri, will be available on the official YouTube channel for a limited time.
They will talk about their impressions of working with "Heaphy" in the film, memories that can only be told now, episodes from the recording of the film, and production secrets.
For more information, please visit the official website.
"Healing Good Pretty Cure the Movie: Dream Town! GoGo! Big Change!!" will be released on March 20th.
(C) 2020 Healing Good Pretty Cure the Movie Production Committee
The gross revenue of the currently showing "Gintama THE FINAL" has exceeded 1.74 billion JPY. It was recorded as the highest revenue amount in the history of the anime "Gintama". Also, the celebration illustration by the character designer Takeuchi Shinji has been revealed.
"Gintama THE FINAL" is the 3rd movie of the anime of "Gintama" that is known for its repetitive "ending fraud", and it is the final anime of this anime series that has continued for 15 years.
Over 8 weeks since its release on January 8, 2021, it has recorded a total of 1.25 million audiences with a total of 1.74 billion JPY. The revenue amount has surpassed the previous two films, which is "Gintama: The Movie" (1.07 billion JPY) and "Gintama: The Movie: The Final Chapter: Be Forever Yorozuya" (1.7 billion JPY), and it is now the highest revenue in the history of the anime "Gintama".
Toward this announcement, the joyful comments from the staff have been released. The comments from the director Miyawaki said, "The one that gives the final touch to the anime 'Gintama' last horse-playing is none other than the audiences of the movie. I hope that your effort of enjoying the dance and fooling around will be rewarded. I really appreciate this. To the future audience, as the movie will still be available for a while, please do have a look at it." as he expressed his gratitude toward the fans.
Also, the celebration illustration of this record by the character designer / general art director Takeuchi Shinji has been revealed. The illustration depicts a happy Gin-san with the letter "Full House" and "Thank You", as it celebrates this new record in the history of the anime "Gintama".
"Gintama THE FINAL" is currently available in Japan nationwide theatres.
Comments from director Miyawaki Chizuru
The one that gives the final touch to the anime "Gintama" last horse-playing is none other than the audience of the movie. I hope that your effort of enjoying the dance and fooling around will be rewarded. I really appreciate this. To the future audience, as the movie will still be available for a while, please do have a look at it.
（C）Sorachi Hideaki/ Gintama the Movie Production Committee
The animated film "Gyokou no Nikuko-chan (Nikuko-chan at the Fishing Port)", planned and produced by Akashiya Sanma, will be released on June 11, 2021. It was announced that Ootake Shinobu will be in charge of the voice of the main character, Nikuko-chan, and a special report video was also shown for the first time.
The film is a touching heartwarming comedy about a mother and daughter who have nothing in common and live on a boat in a fishing port. Based on the novel of the same title by Nishi Kanako, which won the 152nd Naoki Prize and has sold more than 350,000 copies in total.
In this film, the voice of the protagonist, Nikuko-chan, who is always full of energy, bright and powerful, will be played by Ootake Shinobu, who has also been in the voice cast of "The Wind Rises," "Inside Head," and "Mary and the Witch's Flower.
A special report of the film, which was released for the first time, starts with a scene where the daughter Kikuko says, "Nikuko-chan and I are living on a boat in a fishing port for some reason." The scene begins with the mother, Nikuko-chan, played byOotake Shinobu, saying, "It's morning, Kikulin! Eat school and go to gohan! The scene showed the mother, Nikuko-chan, played by Ootake Shinobu, hurriedly changing her clothes while mixing up the words.
In response to the announcement of the voice cast and the special report, comments have been received from Akashiya Sanma, who planned and produced the film, and Ootake Shinobu, who plays the role of Nikuko-chan.
The film will be released on June 11, 2021 at TOHO Cinemas Hibiya and other venues nationwide.
Planned and produced by: Akashiya Sanma
(On the reason for Ootake Shinobu's appointment)
The co-producers recommended Ootake Shinobu for the role of Nikuko-chan, so I said, "Why don't you offer her the role? Then Ootake-san said to me, "You (Sanma-san) really wanted me to play the role, didn't you?" But I didn't say that (lol). I told her that if she wanted to ask me for a job, she had to go through official channels.
Director Watanabe also said that Nikuko-chan and Ootake-san hit it off, and the role of Nikuko-chan was decided first.
I'm grateful that she accepted the offer. I'm counting on her.
Nikuko-chan (voice actress): Ootake Shinobu
I read the original story and laughed and cried. Watching the video, I laughed and cried even more.
I admire Nikuko-chan for being able to accept even the hardest of times with a smile and a "Haha-hah".
I really felt that the producer, Sanma-san, really likes to see people laughing. That's why he made this movie.
I will do my best to deliver happiness to everyone without destroying that.
(C) 2021 "Gyokou no Nikuko-chan" Production Committee
The released date of Disney and Pixar's latest film "Luca" has been decided. It will be released on June 18, 2021 in the US and Japan at the same time. The poster visual and trailer have been released as well.
"Luca" takes place in a beautiful seaside city in north Italy and it is the latest film of Pixar that depicts the "best summer".
In the seaside city, Port Rosso, the main protagonist, Luca enjoys his summer together with his friend.
However, Luca has a certain "secret". The truth is he is not a human, once he gets wet, his true identity, a "Sea Monster" that can swim freely in the sea, appears.
The humans are scared of the sea monsters that they have never seen before, and the sea monsters are afraid of the humans as well.
As the sea monsters are not allowed to be exposed to humans, the "Human City" is actually a "Taboo World" to them. Despite that, because of Luca's curiosity, he broke the law and went to the human city...
The poster depicts Luca floating on the clean blue sea while looking up at the summer sky. However, if you look closely at the sea, you will be able to see the "secret", which is the appearance of the sea monster that shouldn't be exposed.
The director of this film is Enrico Casarosa, the director of Pixar's short animation "La Luna". Casarosa is known as a huge fan of Studio Ghibli and he tried to produce the art of "La Luna" in watercolor after he found out that the art of "Ponyo" was depicted in the watercolor painting by Miyazaki Hayao.
The comments from the director said, "When I was still a child, I met a boy, who live in a different world than me, in summer. So, by using those summer memories, I wanted to create a story about a boy becoming an adult."
The film "Luca" will be released on June 18, 2021, in Japan nationwide.
（C）2021 Disney/Pixar. All Rights Reserved.
The apparel goods that have recreated the private clothes of Katou Megumi from "Saekano: How to Raise a Boring Girlfriend .flat" have been announced. Pre-orders are currently available on "Apparel Kaisha ga Netsuryou wo Komete Riaru ni Saigen Shite Mita Fuku no Mise" (A clothing store that an apparel company tried to reproduce realistically with enthusiasm).
"Apparel Kaisha ga Netsuryou wo Komete Riaru ni Saigen Shite Mita Katou Megumi's Heroine Clothes" (Katou Megumi's Heroine Clothes that an apparel company tried to reproduce realistically with enthusiasm) is consists of a set of one-piece and cardigan, and it was created with fixation from the materials, detailed parts, and silhouette.
The item set "Katou Megumi's Heroine Clothes [Complete Option]" comes with the extra nostalgic white beret that helped to complete the image of Katou Megumi's private clothes.
The pre-orders of "Apparel Kaisha ga Netsuryou wo Komete Riaru ni Saigen Shite Mita Katou Megumi's Heroine Clothes" and "Katou Megumi's Heroine Clothes [Complete Option]" are now available on "Apparel Kaisha ga Netsuryou wo Komete Riaru ni Saigen Shite Mita Fuku no Mise".
(C) 2019 Maruto Fumiaki, Misaki Kurehito, KADOKAWA Fantasia Bunko/ Boring Movie Production Committee
From the TV anime series "Saekano: How to Raise a Boring Girlfriend" comes the boring main heroine, Kato Megumi, in a swimsuit. Pre-orders are available on Good Smile Company from November 17, 2020.
This product is a 1/7 scale figure of the swimsuit drawn by Misaki Kurehito at Fantasia Bunko Great Thanksgiving 2017.
The haori, which is characteristic of the illustration, created using clear material to express a sense of sheerness and lightness. This is the fifth scale figure of Megumi Kato, and it is the highest finish ever.
"Kato Megumi Fantasia Bunko Dai Thanksgiving 2017 Ver." is available for pre-orders on the Good Smile Online Shop until 09:00 P. M. on February 17, 2021. The release is scheduled for June 2022.
(C) Maruto Fumiaki / Kurehito Misaki / KADOKAWA
The main heroine, Katou Megumi from the movie "Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata Fine", has become a figure wearing a maid outfit. Pre-orders are currently available at "ANIPLEX+".
The product is created carefully based on the original illustration by Misaki Kureto. While maintaining the situation of the illustration carefully, such as the flowing hair, the lightly puff skirt, and the posture that looks like she is going to move, the fixation molding and coloring will make you forgot about the 1/7 scale size.
As the figure was created faithfully to the original illustration, enjoy not only the recreation of the detailed parts such as the lace on the original clothing, but also the main heroine, Katou Megumi in the maid outfit that gives off a different atmosphere.
"Katou Megumi Maid Ver." is priced at 16,500 JPY (tax included). Pre-orders are currently available at "ANIPLEX+".
(C) 2019 Maruto Fumiaki, Misaki Kureto, KADOKAWA Fantasia Bunko/Eiga mo Saenai Production Committee
"Saekano: How to Celebrate a Boring Girlfriend at Shinjuku Marui Men", the event dedicated to "Saekano: How to Raise a Boring Girlfriend the Movie: Finale", will be held at Shinjuku Marui Men from Sep. 12, 2020.
Goods with original illustrations , and other new products will be on pre-sale, and "Purchase Lottery" will also be held.
"Saekano: How to Raise a Boring Girlfriend the Movie: Finale" is a completely new anime of "Saekano: How to Raise a Boring Girlfriend" produced by the same staff and cast from its TV series. Will Aki Tomoya be able to create a game featuring the ideal main heroine....? Maruto Fumiaki, the author, has originally written the final episode of the love-flag rhapsody.
At the "Saekano the Movie" event, new products with Katou Megumi's birthday original illustrations , and others will be on sale. Big acrylic key chain, life-sized tapestry, full-zip hoodie, and other items are also included. "Purchase Lottery" will be held as well. If you purchase 3,000 JPY or more applicable products and use or show EPOS Card, you will get a chance to play once per payment. The privileges include a canvas board and bromides.
"Saekano: How to Celebrate a Boring Girlfriend in Shinjuku Marui Men" will be held at the 8th floor of Shinjuku Marui Men starting Sep. 12, 2020 to Oct. 4, 2020.
"Saekano: How to Celebrate a Boring Girlfriend in Shinjuku Marui Men"
(C)Maruto Fumiaki, Misaki Kureto, KADOKAWA Fantasia Bunko/Eiga mo Saenai Production Committee
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.