December 5, 2019 By: Nakase Kotaro (Translated by gyanyao & Porew ), 335 views
Which Voice Actor do You Want to Hear Whispering “Keep warm and rest.”? The Voice Actor that Beat Yamadera Koichi and Kaji Yuuki is…
A ranking of the voice actors you want to hear whispering “Keep warm and rest.” has been listed on 「A Survey of Business Women’s “Onkatsu” 2019」 ( “Onkatsu” is activities to keep your body temperature warm and healthy) conducted by Youmeishu Seizo.
A ranking of the Voice Actors You Want to Hear Whispering “Keep warm and rest.” has been listed on 「A Survey of Business Women’s “Onkatsu” 2019」 ( “Onkatsu” is activities to keep your body temperature warm and healthy) conducted by Youmeishu Seizo.
The respondents were 1,000 business women of the ages 20 to 59 and the results were; 1. Miyano Mamoru, 2. Kaji Yuuki, 3. Yamadera Koichi.
Miyano Mamoru at 1st place received 29 votes, followed by Kaji Yuuki with 14 votes and Yamadera Koichi with 9votes. Miyano with his cool voice was exceptionally popular. The rest of the top 5 are Sakurai Takahiro at 4th place and Yamaguchi Kappei and Kamiya Hiroshi tied at 5th place.
Kamiya Akira, Kamiki Ryunosuke, Inoue Kazuhiko, Ono Daisuke, and Morikawa Toshiyuki also received votes ranking in the top 10.
A Survey of Business Women’s “Onkatsu” 2019 (Conducted by Yomeishu Seizo Co., Ltd.)
◆Survey Target: 1,000 Business Women of the ages 20 to 59 (Members of Net Asia Research are the statistical population)
◆Survey Period: Oct. 28 to Oct. 29, 2019
◆Survey Method: Online Survey
◆Survey Area: Nationwide
◆Valid Votes: 1,000
◆Conducting Agency: Net Asia Inc.
The new cast and character settings of the "BEASTARS" 2nd season, which will be broadcast in Jan. 2021, have been announced. Kaji Yuuki will play Pina, a new student chosen as an actor in a drama club.
"BEASTARS" features the animals' childhood stories, and has won multiple awards including "Manga Taisho 2018" and four major manga awards. The 1st season of the TV anime was broadcast in 2019, and the 2nd season will depict the continuation of it.
Kaji Yuuki has been chosen to play Pina, a mysterious new student. Pina is in the first year of high school. He is a gorgeous, good-looking womanizer. Kaji said "I played him, keeping myself aggressive as he has brought a breath of fresh air to the story."
The anime "BEASTARS" will be broadcast on Fuji TV "+Ultra" and other channels from Jan. 2021.
Comments from Kaji Yuuki as Pina.
I have been a fan of "BEASTERS" since before its anime adaptation was announced. I was personally moved to tears after reading it for the first time in a while. I am so glad to be chosen to play Pina in such an anime. Probably, Pina is a man to fascinate everyone. (laugh) However, no one hates him. I played him, keeping myself aggressive as he has brought a breath of fresh air to the story. Please look forward to it!
(C)Itagaki Baru(Akita Shoten) / BEASTARS Production Committee
From 10:00 P.M. Sep. 15, broadcast of the TBS drama "Love Will Begin When Money Ends" with Matsuoka Mayu and Miura Haruma has started. Voice actor Kaji Yuki appeared as a guest in the first episode of this romantic comedy about two people with opposite values!
Before the broadcast, he tweeted, "It is smooth, but deep", and received many enthusiastic comments from interested fans of anime and voice actors.
So, this time, we would like to take a look back on Kaji's role in this drama and the history of his previous appearances in live-action dramas.
The drama"Love Will Begin When Money Ends", where he appeared this time, shows Kuki Reiko, a poor woman played by Matsuoka Mayu, and Saruwatari Keita, a loose boy who spends money played by Haruma Miura, who have met as "Pure poor girl" and "Waste boy", but then for some reason Keita starts to live in Reiko's house in Kamakura... A summer love story unfolds through learning about money.
Kaji plays the role of Yamaga Shinichiro, the president of a venture company that proposes new projects to the company "Monkey Pass" where main protagonists Reiko and Keita work.
He tweeted about the broadcast, "The Yamaga, who I play, has one scene this time. He appears fleetingly. But it's deep. Please think about 'Who is this guy?!', Haha! Anyway! First of all, please look forward to the first episode."
Please look forward to seeing what Kaji will add to the story.
■Kaji Yuki's career in live-action dramas
Talking about Kaji Yuki, a popular voice actor who played the main character in many anime works, including the role of Eren Yeager, the main character of "Attack on Titan", the role of Alibaba Saluja from "Magi", and Meliodas from "The Seven Deadly Sins".
In the second half of 2020, he played Hyunckel in Dragon Quest: The Adventure of Dai", and Minamino Tetsuo in "Taiso Samurai".
Of course, he is mainly active as a voice actor, but recently he started to appear in various dramas.
In the second season of the comedy-drama "Game Mitai ni Ikanai", together with the unique cast, including Tokyo 03, Yamashita Kenjiro (3rd generation J SOUL BROTHERS), and Yamamoto Maika, he played the role of Urasawa Naoto, an old friend of Aramaki Hirohiko from the same troupe, played by Yamashita.
And in WOWOW's original drama "Piple / Piple: AI to Kekkon Seikatsu Hajimemashita", he played the role of Kaburagi Kenichi, a salaryman who chose to marry a humanoid AI.
Kaji's first starring role in a live-action drama was the role of an ordinary boy Arasa, who is not good at communicating with real people, because of his temperament in "Ikiri Otaku".
We will continue to watch out for Kaji's charm as an "actor," which is different from his voice actor performances, narration, and variety performances.
Voice actor Kaji Yuki and actor Suda Masaki along with 10 other people who who were able to fulfill their dream in various fields, send a message through the book "Life-changing' Doraemon' selection from adult Nobita with friends" that has been released by Shogakukan.
In this book, "Life-changing' Doraemon' selection from adult Nobita with friends", according to the words by the original author, Fujiko Fujio, "I was" Nobita "when I was a kid," who looked back on his childhood, 10 people who have overcome the unrelenting and sensitive times and have grasped "dreams" and "rewards" select the "Doraemon" episodes that they want their adult children to read and give a message.
In the main part, that begins with voice actor Kaji Yuki, he says "People grow by thinking and imagining what to think about someone.", actor Masaki Sudasaid"We have to create a world with dreams because there are no dreams in this world.", it continues with art group teamLab representative Inoko Toshiyuki, e-sports player Umehara Daigo, picture book writer Tatsuya Kameyama (tupera tupera), professional rugby player Tamura Yu, novelist Tsujimura Mitsuki, pastry-cook Nakashima Shiho, YouTuber Ten adults, including Hana (Hanao Dengan) and astronaut Mukai Chiaki.
It contains 10 stories selected by each person and +1 story with a special message, and while mixing them, carefully talks about the life they have walked and "what is necessary to make your dreams come true".
"Life-changing' Doraemon' selection from adult Nobita with friends" is currently on sale for 1,400 JPY (excluding tax).
The voice actor, Kaiji Yuuki-san, known for his role as Eren Yaeger from "Attack on Titans", Todoroki Shouto from "My Hero Academia", Meliodas from "The Seven Deadly Sins" and others, has reported "I had turned 35" on his Twitter on Sep. 3, 2020. The birthday celebration commentary video from Kamiki Ryunosuke has been released.
Kaji-san reported "Today, Sep. 3, I... Kaji Yuuki had turned 35! The reason why I am able to enjoy and be lively everyday is all becuase of the support from everyone. I am truly grateful for it! Thank you very much!!" along with the appreciate message for the fans at Twiter on Sep. 3, which he had welcomed his birthday.
Followed by "This one year, I had challenged my first musical, my first main role in the drama, and had participated actively in the reading recital... as well as started video streaming at YouTube and other platforms, this had created the opportunities to encounter a lot of new me and is also the biggest transition period for me. I am truly grateful to the fate that allows me to encounter those," which shows him reminiscing along with "I want to live with all I have as a voice actor, as an actor, as a human... with responsibility, self-awareness as well as pride from now onward as well. Let's enjoy this happy time together!" that shows his enthusiasm once again.
Moreover, regarding the celebration message video from Kaji-san's friend and actor, Kamiki Ryunosuke-san, which has been revealed at Twitter, he commented "Thank you Ryu~! It makes me quite happy! I will do my best so that I can be a good elder brother from now onward as well...! Laugh".
Kaji-san sworn friend as well as the voice actor's colleague, Shimono Hiro-san has tweeted the celebration comment "Happy Birthday~~! Zenitsu!! Kaji-kun!!" as Sep. 3 is also the birthday of Agatsuma Zenitsu from "Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba", which he voiced.
The trailer of 'Wandering; Agateram', the first part of "Fate/Grand Order the Movie: Camelot, Divine Realm of the Round Table-" which will be released on Dec. 5 in theaters nationwide has been released. In addition, a comment from Miyano Mamoru who plays Bedivere, the main protagonist of the film, has also arrived.
"Fate/Grand Order" is the first title from the "Fate" series, which started with the PC game "Fate/stay night" released by TYPE-MOON in 2004, with the app game for smartphones from the Fate series, gaining more and more fans with its epic worldview and profound storyline.
"Fate/Grand Order the Movie: Camelot, Divine Realm of the Round Table-" features a scenario of the sixth singularity, a popular episode among players, written by Nasu Kinoko, who is in charge of the overall structure of the game. It is the first feature-length animation in the series.
In this trailer, many new cutscenes were added to create a powerful image, including the battle scenes of the Knights of the Round Table .
Miyano Mamoru , who plays the itinerant knight Bediviere, the main character of the work, commented, "It was a long time ago when we finished recording, but the feelings are still in me as if it was just a few days ago, so I was very excited".
Also, information on the bonus for the fourth round of advance ticket sales, which will go on sale at theaters across the country from Oct. 10, was announced. The prize is a clear portrait with a folder.
"Fate/Grand Order the Movie: Camelot, Divine Realm of the Round Table-" Part 1 'Wandering; Agateram' will be released in theaters across the country on Dec. 5.
Comment by Miyano Mamoru, who plays the role of Bediviere
The trailer has been released and I got to see it too. Powerful direction, amazing visual beauty...
It was a long time ago that I finished the recording, but I was so excited because the thoughts are still in me as if it was just the other day. My inner Bedivere is tingling. I'm screaming.
Thoughts of King Arthur, Bediviere's sin, and redemption...
I played the role with great care and attention, with great care and thought, and gave it my all.
Please come to the theater and feel the life of the actor and watch him go on into the second part.
Please keep your eye on him as he moves on to the second part.
(C) TYPE-MOON / FGO6 ANIME PROJECT
The appearance of Miyano Mamoru in ep. 6 (broadcast on Aug. 23) of the popular drama "Hanzawa Naoki" (TBS series, every Sunday from 9:00 p.m.) had become a hot topic on SNS.
He is handsome, tall, and wears a good suit. His main job is a "voice actor" in anime and various dubbing recordings. In addition to winning the Best Actor Award at the "Seiyuu Awards", which honors the most active voice actors of the year, he realized the first solo performance by a male voice actor at Nippon Budokan, and now he has also appeared on TV.
Miyano-san appeared again in the preview video for ep. 8 broadcast on Sep. 13, while the response from his appearance in ep.6 of "Hanzawa Naoki" is still fresh in everyone's memory. Moreover, there seem to be some scenes, "that no doubt will create a buzz!"...
So, for those who don't know exactly, "What kind of person Miyano Mamoru is?", and "In what kind of works he has appeared?", we will briefly introduce his amazing career and appearances. Why don't you prepare to get excited about the topic before SNS explode about his appearance in the ep. 8?
■The irreplaceable appearances in the topical works! There are many films in which he has starred.
Miyano-san, who is currently active as a voice actor, has many child roles. He has always belonged to the company Himawari, and his past roles include a student from "Kinpachi-sensei", a teammate of Kitahara Ryu played by Takizawa Hideaki in "News no Onna".
Meanwhile, he debuted as a voice actor by dubbing the overseas drama "Caitlin's Way" that was broadcast on NHK education when he was a 3rd-year high-school student. After that, he played Riku from the popular title "Kingdom Hearts", Yagami Light from the popular anime based on manga "Death Note", the main character of "Mobile Suit Gundam 00", the twelfth work in the "Gundam" series, Setsuna F. Seiei, and many other popular characters.
Recently, in addition to playing the role of Reinhard von Lohengramm in "The Legend of the Galactic Heroes: Die Neue These Seiran These", which is a reanimation of "Legend of the Galactic Heroes", Ichirouhiko (teenager) in the animated movie "The Boy and the Beast" directed by Hosoda Mamoru, Haruo Sakai in the animated movie "Godzilla" from the "Godzilla" series, and thanks to playing in so many popular works, there is strong opinion now, "Miyano Mamoru always shows up in top-works."
■The first feat of a male voice actor! Energetic artist activity
While working as a voice actor, he debuted as an artist from King Records in 2008. With the 12th single "Shine" released in 2015, he took the 1st place in the Oricon single daily ranking. This is the second person since Mizuki Nana to win first place in the name of a voice actor. Also, he achieved the "first-ever" award as a male voice actor.
Since 2009, he has been energetically performing live activities, and as mentioned at the beginning, on Oct. 4, 2013, the first solo performance by a male voice actor at Nippon Budokan "MIYANO MAMORU SPECIAL LIVE 2013 ~ TRAVELING! ~ " was held.
And at the 69th NHK Red and White Song Battle in 2018, he made a male voice actor's "first" performance as a member of the planning frame "Ogensan to Issho".
■Co-starring with Fukushi Sota and Honda Tsubasa! He's also a prolific actor.
As it was said earlier, Miyano-san was originally active as a child actor. His first job was Seiyu's commercial "Seiyu Daiichi," which appeared when he was in the first grade of elementary school.
After that, while being active as a voice actor, he appeared in various live-action movies, stages, and musicals. He has particularly a lot of experience in musicals, such as "The Prince of Tennis", the role of Prince Ismir in the Emperor theater musical "Crest of the Royal Family", performance with Fukushi Soda in a popular musical by Gekidan Shinkansen "Seven Souls In The Skull Castle: Season Moon, Waning Moon", the role of Tony in the musical "West Side Story", and many others.
He gained a big audience with his performance that made use of his height and length of limbs and his singing voice that fully showed his great voice.
He has also appeared in TV dramas like this time "Naoki Hanzawa". His appearances in "It Was Fun Last Night" with Honda Tsubasa, became a hot topic in SNS.
In Oct. 2020, he is scheduled to play the role of the Racoon in the stage "Kachikachiyama" from series "Village Produce 2020 Series Another Style" Kachikachiyama". Don't miss his new charming actor's activities in the future.
■Mamoru Miyano makes his YouTuber debut?! "Pine" video is talked about
Miyano-san as a YouTuber this year. The video streaming program "Road to LIVING!" has started on the official YouTube channel of Miyano Mamoru.
This program is to distribut special Miyano Mamoru's entertainment on YouTube for a limited time. Miyano's fans were very happy about it. There were many responses on Twitter, "Mamo, congratulations on your YouTuber debut! I've been waiting for you !!!", "YouTuber Mamoru Miyano advent ... ???", "Normal Miyano Mamoru YouTuber is amazing", "Mamo But YouTube ... it's too good!", " Mamoru !! Congratulations on your YouTuber debut! I laughed so much, I really enjoyed it! "
In the video, he tries to peel off the pineapple that he generally doesn't do, introduce the stretch before good night, arrange the Nissin Yakisoba UFO, and so on ... Miyano-san is always trying something new.
■And more in other media! Miyano Mamoru's unexpected appearance
Miyano-san's success is not limited to that.
He made live-action appearances as idol Masa Mamoru (eternal 16 years old, favorite food is pine) on the NHK's music program "Ogensan to Issho", where Hoshino Gen dressed as "Ogensan" performed together with gorgeous members from "Ogensan no Ie" in Shibuya, Tokyo.
Also, he has a lot of experience in time leap by playing the role of Rintarou Okabe in "Steins; Gate", and as a voice actor who likes yakisoba, he also starred in the one-camera long-running drama "UFO Tabe Time Leap", and "Nissin Yakisoba UFO", where he performed a tragic man who wanted to eat but couldn't.
Moreover, in Dec. 2018, he appeared on Fuji TV's "Mezamashi TV" in "December Monthly Entertainment Presenter" and has made a wide range of media activities.
■Miyano's key point is in a pinch! What will happen in ep. 8 of "Hanzawa Naoki"?
The above is a brief introduction to Miyano-san's career. Why did SNS explode about his just one episode-appearance in "Hanzawa Naoki"? Did you understand a little about the reason?
Not only has he achieved various feats as a voice actor, but he has also expanded beyond his voice acting activities and is blowing a new breeze.
And now, he appeared again in ep. 8 of "Naoki Hanzawa" that had been broadcast on Sep. 13. After watching the preview video, which shows how Furuya played by Miyano is grasping the key point by Kurosaki played by Kataoka Ainosuke, fans reacted as, "Mamo, no way!", "Mamo is finally taking over?", etc.
Since Miyano-san said only one word "yes" in ep. 6, everyone has been wondering if there are more lines in ep. 8.
We can't wait for the broadcast!
"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 Japanese dubbed version of the Chinese animated movie "The Legend of Hei" will be released on Nov. 7.Moreover At the same time, cast special news, teaser visual, and Hanazawa Kana, Miyano Mamoru, Sakurai Takahiro as a cast have been announced.
Anime "The Legend of Hei" is created by Chinese manga artist and anime director MTJJ together with HMCH Studio. It started as the web anime series in the beginning since Mar. 17, 2011, and it became a work that represents Chinese animation as it gained more and more popularity.The WEB anime series have been uploaded from March 17, 2011, and as it continued to increase popularity, and it has become a work that represents Chinese animation.
Since the movie had earned 315 million yuan in China box office(about 4.8 billionmillion JPY), and il has become an exceptional blockbuster. In Oct. 2019, the subtitled version had been released in Japan.
The dubbed Japanese version will beis produced by Aniplex and has been distributed together with Team Joy. Iwanami Yoshikazu, known for "Sword Art Online The Movie: Ordinal Scale" and "Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse".
Hanazawa Kana, Miyano Mamoru, Sakurai Takahiro has been announced as thea first Japanese dubbing castscast. Hanazawa will play Xiaohei, a black cat fairy chased by humansa black cat fairy, Xiaohei, who is chased by humans. Sakurai will play Fengxi, a fairy who can freely manipulate plants that supportchase Xiaohei. Miyano plays Mugen, who is both the human and the strongest executor.
In the released public announcement, a character voiced by Hanazawa and others have been also shown.
Moreover, comments regarding the production of this work arrived from the producer Aniplex Nakayama Nobuhiro and the 3 cast members.the cast
AnimationAnimated movie "The Legend of Hei" national roadshow will start on Nov. 7, 2020.
<Full comments are below>
Hanazawa Kana (Xiaohei) comments
Xiaohei is a character that combines the cuteness of cats and children. I kept in mind to make her cute! and pure! while playing her.So take it both and be cute! That's it! I played keeping this thought in mind.
Xiaohei is exiled from where he used to live, and that begins his growth. He thinks for himself that who is a friend or an enemy. He also experiences an incidents which drastically changes his value, and he gets tougher by experiencing such hardships.At the start of the story, Xiaohei being chased from where he used to live. That is the beginning of his growth. Who is your friend? Who is your enemy? He tries to live judging others this way. Moreover, he found put that the values can be turned upside down.
However, through such a situation, though constant worries, Xiao Hei becomes stronger.
That's why the scene where Xiaohei fights with a strong will is so impressive. The dynamics of the battle scene is the charm of this work, butthe facial expressions and staging of the cute Xiaohei fighting bravely are the best. the look and performance of the cute Xiaohei when he bravely fights is the best. It is a nice opportunity to see each other at the movie theater in the society with an ongoing hardship. Please look forward to it!It's a choking life, but I think it's a wonderful opportunity to have a big adventure in the cinema. Do look forward to it!
Miyano Mamoru (Mugen) comments
I was first drawn into dynamic actions and delicate expression of the animations.I was first for me to participate in animation with such delicate expression, bold action, and politeness.
In this story, fairies and humans living together butand have complicated relationships. There are good and bad behaviorspoints in things in both sides, which creates conflicts. This movie also deals with a very universal theme like "is it to avoid conflict?".Is it possible to avoid conflicts? This work is also dealing with a very universal theme.
Mugen is a human who is involved in the fairy world. I had his "position" of between humans and fairies in my mind, while playing himHe stays boldly on his "position" of between humans and fairies. It is cool to see how his belief can be seen through "position". MoreoverAnd in the movie, Mugen meets Xiaohei, and many others. And thanks to meeting Xiaohei, who is not afraid of anything, we can see what is really matters to each of them.
I am very happy to be able to join the work with such a gorgeous cast memberscast. Please enjoy it at the cinema.
Sakurai Takahiro (Fengxi) comments
Fengxi is a very empathetic character. His actions may not be right, but there is always a "reason", and I can understand his feelings that "You can't change the world by doing only the right things". He just chasing the light ahead. So I was careful not to make him looks like a villain. When fighting Mugen, he went straight to victory. I think when Xiaohei met Mugen and Fengxi, those two people like light and shadow.
The dynamic actions are skillfully woven into the story of this movieIn this work, the action is skillfully woven into the story. I think it's a difficult experience to enjoy this work with a simple but essential message.I believe it well This is my pride. I met this work as I get able to reconfirm my origin. I hope you can see it on the big screen of the cinema.
(C) Beijing HMCH Anime Co.,Ltd
The anime streaming service "d Anime Store" conducted a survey on the popularity of autumn 2020 anime. "What will you watch this season? Autumn 2020 Anime Survey" received a total of 92,891 votes, and the results were...
Topping the list of the overall ranking was "The Irregular at Magic High School: Visitor Arc" with 7,759 votes.
This is the latest series of "The Irregular at Magic High School" based on the light novel serialized by Satou Tsutomu in "Dengeki Bunko Magazine". The 1st season of the TV anime was aired in 2014, and a film was released in 2017.
It is so popular that it was at the top of almost all categories, 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s by age group, and male by gender.
Coming in 2nd in the overall ranking was "Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? Season 3" with 1,510 votes.
It is the latest "DanMachi" series based on the light novel serialized by Oomori Fujino in "GA Bunko". It has been developing energetically with season 1 of the TV anime in 2015, a side story anime "Sword Oratoria" in 2017, season 2, and a film in 2019.
3rd place in the overall ranking went to "Is the Order a Rabbit?: Bloom" with 4,355 votes.
It is based on the four-panel manga serialized by Koi in "Manga Time Kirara Max". The 1st season of the TV anime series was released in 2014, 2nd season in 2015, the OVA "Dear My Sister" in 2017, and the OVA "Sing For You" in 2019.
Many sequels of TV series ranked high in the overall ranking, but there were also works such as, "Jujutsu Kaisen", based on the manga series in "Weekly Shonen Jump", "The Day I Became a God", the 3rd original anime presented by Key × Aniplex × P.A. Works, "Higurashi When They Cry" and "Dragon Quest: The Adventure of Dai" which have been revived in 2020.
Check out the special webpage for the results for each ranking.
d Anime Store "What will you watch this season? Autumn 2020 Anime Survey" Overall Ranking (multiple choice allowed)
Voting Period: Friday, Sep. 25 to noon Friday, Oct. 2
1st Place: 7,759 votes, "The Irregular at Magic High School: Visitor Arc"
2nd Place: 7,047 votes, "Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? Season 3"
3rd Place: 4,355 votes, "Is the Order a Rabbit?: Bloom"
4th Place: 4,310 votes, "Haikyuu!! To The Top" 2nd cour
5th Place: 4,066 votes, "Jujutsu Kaisen"
6th Place: 3,983 votes, "The Day I Became a God"
7th Place: 3,412 votes, "Higurashi When They Cry"
8th Place: 2,842 votes, "By the Grace of the Gods"
9th Place: 2,761 votes, "Wandering Witch: The Journey of Elaina"
10th Place: 2,497 votes, "Dragon Quest: The Adventure of Dai"
The all-you-can-watch anime streaming service "d Anime Store" released the special page titled "Anime Chosen by You-'Mystery Quotations'", which is based on the results of "Survey on Recommended Episodes" conducted in May. 2020. Many anime, including "Non Non Biyori", "My Youth Romantic Comedy Is Wrong, As I Expected", "Re:Zero − Starting Life in Another World", "Sword Art Online: Alicization", and others, have been featured for sending "strange lines" that gained wide attention of the users.
"Anime Chosen by You" introduced "mystery quotations" from multiple situations.
In "Meaningless But Interesting Lines" have included scenes from "Nichijou", ep. 20, where Aioi Yuuko said, "Forgive hyacinth", Miyauchi Reneg's line from "Non Non Biyori" episode 1, "Meow", and Okabe Rintarou's line from episode 1 of "Steins;Gate" that said, "El Psy Congroo".
In "Not Cool, But Somehow Cool" have featured stupid (?) but lovely mystery quotations from "Nicemonogatari" ep. 11 Araragi Koyoumi's line "If you weren't my sister, I could see myself falling for you", and "Astra Lost in Space" ep. 1 Kanata Hoshijima's line "Move forward if you are moving forward."
In addition, "Memorable! Unforgettable mystery quotations" includes Hikigaya Hachiman's line from "My Youth Romantic Comedy Is Wrong, As I Expected" ep. 7 that said, "Sick? I'm not sick. I'm sick."
In "Overwhelming uniqueness! An unforgettable mystery quotations", included Petelgeuse Romanee-Conti's line from "Re:Zero − Starting Life in Another World" ep. 15 stated "You're death laze...".
In "I don't believe in my ears! What a shocking mystery quotations", Satou Kazuma's line from "KonoSuba: God's Blessing on this Wonderful World!" ep.5: "As a true egalitarian, I'm a man who can drop kick even against girls".
In "I want to hear it again! The unexpected mystery quotations", "Clannad: After Story" ep. 5 Sunohara Youhei's line "This and a toilet seat cover."
In "People in love... Love mystery quotations", "Beyond the Boundary" ep. 11 where Kanbara Akihito said, "But I still will do anything for glasses and beautiful girls wearing glasses, I'm a pervert."
In "Involuntarily! Smiling mystery quotations", "Sword Art Online: Alicization" ep. 18 Kirito's line "Hit your pocket and you'll have two buns.", and other mystery quotations that probably will remain in anime history as quotes and videos.
Special page "Anime Chosen by You-'Mystery Quotations'" is now available at "d Anime Store". Check out the page for detailed information.
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The hobby shop AmiAmi, which deals in hobby products such as figures, has announced "Jul. 2020 AmiAmi Figure Pre-Order Ranking". It is targeted to the figures, pre-orders for which had been accepted from Jul. 1, 2020, to Jul. 31, 2020.
Unlimited anime streaming service "d Anime Store" announced the results for the survey titled "Popularity Ranking for Summer 2020 Anime-What do you watch for this season?", which asked users about which summer 2020 anime do they currently watch.
A total of 69,421 votes were collected and the 1st place went to "Re:zero-Starting New Life in Another World 2nd Season", the 2nd place went to "The Misfit of Demon King Academy: History's Strongest Demon King Reincarnates and Goes to School with His Descendants", and the 3rd place went to "Sword Art Online Alicization: War of Underworld".
The 1st place "Re:zero-Starting New Life in Another World 2nd Season" is the 2nd season for the popular anime in 2016 called "Re:zero-Starting New Life in Another World", which the male protagonist tries to overcome his fate filled with despair by repeating reincarnation for multiple times.
The anime received 8,447 votes and marked the most votes from 20's with 2,164 votes and 40's with 2,328 votes. It was the most popular anime for both male and female users.
The 2nd place "The Misfit of Demon King Academy: History's Strongest Demon King Reincarnates and Goes to School with His Descendants" is a fantasy which the demon lord, who finally awoke and reincarnated from sleep lasted for 2,000 years, goes up the demon hierarchy regardless of the fact that he is considered to be a misfit among the students who go to the academy where fosters the applicants for the next demon lord.
The anime received 7,344 votes and gained the most popularity in 50's with 1,208 votes. It was 2nd most popular for males users and 3rd most popular among the female users.
The 3rd place "Sword Art Online Alicization: War of Underworld" is the last chapter (2nd season) for "Alicization Arc", which depicts the ending of the war between the human side and the dark side, which involves the entire Underworld.
The anime received 6,921 votes and gained wide popularity from several age groups, including ranking in the 2nd place among the votes in 20's with 1,744 votes. It also ranked in the 3rd place among the male votes, and ranked in the 4th place among the female voters.
"Rent-A-Girlfriend" ranked in the 4th place with 5,274 votes and "Uzaki-chan Wants to Hang Out!" ranked in the 5th place with 5,257 votes.
The male users ranking reversed the 4th and the 5th place of the general ranking. For the female users ranking, "Fire Force 2nd Chapter" ranked in the 2nd place, and "Fugo Detective-Balance: UNLIMITED" ranked in the 5th place.
d Anime Store "Which do you anime watch for summer 2020 season"?
The survey period: Friday, Jul. 24 to Friday, Jul. 30, 2020 at noon
Total votes: 69,421 votes
1st: 8,447 votes "Re:zero-Starting New Life in Another World 2nd Season"
2nd: 7,344 votes "The Misfit of Demon King Academy: History's Strongest Demon King Reincarnates and Goes to School with His Descendants"
3rd: 6,921 votes "Sword Art Online Alicization: War of Underworld"
4th: 5,274 votes "Rent-A-Girlfriend"
5th: 5,257 votes "Uzaki-chan Wants to Hang-Out!"
【Male Users Ranking】
1st: 6,408 votes "Re:zero-Starting New Life in Another World 2nd Season"
2nd: 5,602 votes "The Misfit of Demon King Academy: History's Strongest Demon King Reincarnates and Goes to School with His Descendants"
3rd: 5,334 votes "Sword Art Online Alicization: War of Underworld"
4th: 4,511 votes "Uzaki-chan Wants to Hang-Out!"
5th: 4,251 votes "Rent-A-Girlfirend"
【Female Users Ranking】
1st: 1,918 votes "Re:zero-Starting New Life in Another World 2nd Season"
2nd: 1,705 votes "Fire Force 2nd Chapter"
3rd: 1,636 votes ""The Misfit of Demon King Academy: History's Strongest Demon King Reincarnates and Goes to School with His Descendants"
4th: 1,502 votes "Sword Art Online Alicization: War of Underworld"
5th: 1,062 votes "Fugo Detective Balance:UNLIMITED"
The 3rd season of the TV anime series "Mr. Osomatsu" has started broadcast on Oct. 12. In the first episode, new sextuplets that are suitable for the Reiwa era had appeared. Comments from the cast members, including Hanae Natsuki, Ishikawa Kaito, Shimazaki Nobunaga, and others, who played the new sextuplets, have arrived.
The TV anime series "Mr. Osomatsu" is based on Akatsuka Fujio's famous gag manga "Osomatsu-kun". It is a story about sextuplets who are the main characters becoming sloppy adults called useless neets.
As usual, the 1st episode is an unprecedent story that develops from current affairs to harsh black jokes. Among them, the appearance of "new sextuplets" became a hot topic on the SNS. The setting art is the same as the usual sextuplets, but they appear more stylish in the hoodie and tuxedo..
Instead of the old sextuplets, the new characters that fit the Reiwa era that appeared, are voiced by current popular voice actors. Hanae Natsuki as the new Osomatsu, Ishikawa Kaito as the new Karamatsu, Shimazaki Nobunaga as the new Choromatsu, Matsuoka Yoshitsugu as the new Ichimatsu, Uchida Yuma as the new Juushimatsu, and Murase Ayumu as the new Todomatsu.
Moreover, comments from the new cast of the sextuplets have arrived. After recording the 1st episode, Hanae said, "I had a mysterious sense of accomplishment ", Uchida added after reading the script, "I ended up appearing in a ridiculous work", and other BTS (behind-the-scene) comments have been received.
The 3rd season of the TV anime series "Mr. Osomatsu" is currently being broadcast on TV Tokyo and other channels.
New Osomatsu: Hanae Natsuki
I was thinking about what role I've got, but when I opened the script, I immediately closed it because I didn't understand a single thing. I went along with the flow during the recording for the 1st episode. There were some ambiguous moments which I didn't really understand
New Karamatsu: Ishikawa Kaito
Even before I became a voice actor, I loved Nakamura Yuichi's acting and longed do the same thing. Right now, while working as a voice actor with the support and interactions with many people, I have the opportunity to meet with Nakamura-san, but I do not know that my admiration will remain. When I heard about the cast and about the role of new Karamatsu, I thought about being the successor of Karamatsu-san played by Nakamura-san. Together with the Nakamura-san's acting nuance from the personality of Karamatsu, I expanded the image of Yu-chan in myself to the limit and opened the script in a perfect posture.
The first line was, "What is this...". The second was "Not good...". It didn't make much sense.
All the emotions other than interesting were blown away by the sense of this work. Bye bye.
New Choromatsu: Shimazaki Nobunaga
As expected, no, it was more than what I had expected. After reading the script of the first episode, I couldn't stop laughing. The casts of the new sextuplets are also wonderful members, and I enjoyed the recording sessions very much. It was an honor for me to be entrusted as the new Choromatsu.
New Ichimatsu: Matsuoka Yoshitsugu
I played, thinking, "Maybe this is a future of 'Osomatsu-kun'?" Please check out our version of "Mr. Osomatsu"
As for the impression of the first episode, I was surprised... It's messed up (laugh)
After the recording was over, I felt comfortable and strangely tired (laugh).
New Juushimatsu: Uchida Yuma
After seeing the previous seasons for reference, I read the script for the first episode... This guy is hopeless. I ended up appearing in a ridiculous work. References from previous seasons are no longer helpful (laugh)
What exactly is "Mr. Osomatsu"?
I hope you will find the answer in this 3rd season.
New Todomatsu: Murase Ayumu
I watch it in advance and felt the energy and fun of the work, so I honestly felt the pressure from acting the new sextuplets (laugh).
At the same time, I was happy to be honored and entrusted with that role.
The recording itself was quite fun, so I hope it will leave an everlasting impression on everyone!
(C) Akatsuka Fujio / Mr. Osomatsu Production Committee
Oct. 13 is Ishikawa Kaito's birthday.
Ishikawa Kaito debuted in the 2010s. He won the New Actor Award at the 8th Seiyuu Award and the Supporting Actor Award at the 14th. In the fall 2020 season, he appears in "Haikyu !! TO THE TOP" 2nd Cool and "Sleepy Princess in the Demon Castle".
Here, at Anime! Anime, to celebrate Ishikawa Kaito's birthday we conducted the same reader survey as last year's "Who is your favorite character played by Ishikawa Kaito?". We received responses from 200 people during the survey period from Sep. 29 to Oct. 6.
The male-female ratio is about 25% for males and about 75% for females. About 50% of the age group were minors, and about 30% were in their 20s.
■Topping is the character from the popular series!
Kageyama Tobio from "Haikyuu!!" remains in the 1st place like last year, with an approval rating of about 28%.
Readers commented, "I love how Kaito's voice matches the serious and straightforward but clumsy character", "The way how he puts his soul in each line moves me. It is a high-level of getting into character", and some fans pointed out the attractiveness of the character's growth, "It's not old lonely Kageyama, in the team, he is changing to be the best."
There are also awaiting comments about "Haikyu !! TO THE TOP" 2nd cool, which is on air now, "I'm looking forward to Tobio's success in East-West setter confrontation."
2nd place goes to Rokudo Rinne from "Rin-ne", which was ranked up compered to the 3rd place last year, with an approval rating of about 15%.
There are many comments about how the character's different sides left a strong impression, "It's fun and interesting to see how he's constantly in trouble because he is out of money. But at the same time his strong spirit, justified and kind sides make him cool.", and "When he is serious, when he is on duty, he will shed blood without a doubt. I think it was hard to play such a versatile character, but it ended up very well."
3rd place goes to Iida Tenya from "My Hero Academia". The approval rating is about 13%, and it ranked up from 5th place last year.
He is popular as a reliable 1st-year class A president of Yuei High School, "He is cool in his ability to bring people together and protect them in hard times.", and "He is a serious and intelligent president, but he has a lively side." Some fans were touched by his first action on the events, "He's so cool at the events when he is wearing glasses and becomes Iida-kun."
■Let's introduce other comments!
About Azusagawa Sakuta from "Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai", "I'm impressed by how Kaito was able to show by his voice Sakuta's hesitant mind, a little bit of flattering side and reliability."
About Nine from "Terror in Resonance", "I like how Nine cool but kind and tries to stick to his own intentions, and Ishikawa-san's straightforward voice, which lets you feel even the subtle changes in emotions."
About Asai Kei from "Sagrada Reset", "The delicacy and spirit of a high-school student in the voice of a grown man are wonderful. The interaction with the heroine is also comfortable, and it is still my favorite work three years after the broadcast."
About Magical Girl Ore (Uno Saki), a character who can turn into a man, from "Magical Girl Ore", "She is a magical girl who transforms into a man, but I still found her cute because she didn't have a deliberate way of acting and she had a girlishness suitable for her age."
Topping is KageyamaTobio, who remains in the first place for 3 consecutive years. The top-3 goes to titles with multiple series, and the strength of the characters that have been played for many years is conspicuous.
"Who is your favorite character played by Ishikawa Kaito? 2020 Ver."
1st place Kageyama Tobio "Haikyu !!"
2nd place Rokudo Rinne "Rin-ne"
3rd place Iida Tenya "My Hero Academia"
4th place Azusagawa Sakuta "Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai"
5th place Iwatani Naofumi "The Rising of the Shield Hero"
5th place Aoba Tsumugi "Ensemble Stars!"
7th place Asai Kei "Sagrada Reset"
7th place Izumi Kohei "World Trigger"
7th place Hayato Shunki "Inazuma Eleven GO: Galaxy"
10th place Red "Gardantia on the Verdurous Planet"
11th place Nine / Kokonoe Arata "Terror in Resonance"
11th place Machio Naruzo "How Many Kilograms of Dumbbell Can You Lift?"
13th place Genos "One Punch Man"
14th place UrieHisao "Tokyo Ghoul: RE"
14th place Oyster "Pokemon Sun and Moon"
14th place Chiaki "Toraware no Palm Refrain"
14th place Tsuchimikado Harutora "Tokyo Ravens"
14th place Hitoyoshi Jiro "Concrete Revolutio ~ Superhuman Phantasmagoria"
(Survey period: Sep. 29, 2020 ~ Oct. 6)
A talk event right before the release of "'Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba' the Movie: Mugen Train" (to be released on Oct. 16, 2020) was held on Oct. 11. The voice actors including Hanae Natsuki, Kitou Akari, Shimono Hiro, and Matsuoka Yoshitsugu, and LiSA, the theme song artist, and others appeared.
■What is the attractive point of each character? 'Tanjirou is truly innocent.'
At the beginning of this event, Hanae was asked about the attractive point of Tanjirou, the brother, and Nezuko, his younger sister that became a demon. He answered about Tanjirou, and praised his strength and kindness, saying 'Tanjirou is truly innocent, honest, and has a strong mind, which made me respect him.' Kitou talked about the attractive point of Tanjirou and Nezuko, who still keeps the ties of family even after becoming a demon, saying 'the Kamado siblings care about each other a lot. I think that Tanjirou can do his best because he has Nezuko, and Nezuko can keep fighting even after becoming a demon, because she has Tanjirou, a thoughtful brother.'
Shimono and Matsuoka were asked about the attractive scenes of the two unique characters, Zenitsu, a coward womanizer, and Inosuke, who is prone to rushing recklessly. Shimono immediately asked Matsuoka 'What do you think?'. Matsuoka replied, saying 'As you think, I would say the scene that Inosuke is rushing in recklessly.' Shimono replied with a laugh, saying 'He is always rushing in recklessly toward Zenitsu (laugh)', and Hanae was laughing beside them. They were in tune with each other as if Tanjirou, Zenitsu, and Inosuke had been there, making for a great performance and bringing laughs to the whole room.
Shimono also talked about the attractive point of the two characters that are important to Tanjirou, saying, 'Tanjirou is having fun with Zenitsu and Inosuke who are his friends and members of the same group at the same time, which is also one of their attractive points.'
■What are some of the stories behind the epic dubbing session and what are your thoughts behind the theme song?
In "Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba the Movie: Mugen Train", Tanjirou and others battle against Enmu, the strongest enemy.
Hanae talked about the voicing for this work that depicts more fiercer battles than ever, saying, 'We played the role as if a chemical reaction had occurred between us. If one gets serious, the other 'tries to play better'. "Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba the Movie: Mugen Train" was born in such a challenging environment, so I would like you to watch it as soon as possible.'
Matsuoka left an unexpected comment, saying 'I thought, I'm content enough if my career as a voice actor to finish it here .' Hanae agreed with him, saying 'I could not think about the next day during the voicing period.', and Shimono also added 'It was like there came a point in time when it would have been bad to go any further, but then I was hit with a bang (from the other voice actors' good performances) and I was like, "I don't care about tomorrow!" We played our role with all our heart, and with our life (for the TV anime), but the movie was even more full of spirit.'
The theme song 'Homura' was written with Kajiura Yuki, who handled the composition. LiSA talked about the song, a beautiful ballad, which is totally different from the fast music such as 'Gurenge', saying 'Kajiura-san and all the other members wrote it enthusiastically. However, I would like you to enjoy the first long-awaited "Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba" movie, and to take it all in on the way home. I tried to put my feelings into words, and to make it a bridge between the film and you.' She said that she wrote the song, being considerate of the fans' feelings.
■Hanae Natsuki 'We will not let you down!'
At the end, in commemoration of the release, "Special lighting" of Tokyo Skytree was shown. At the signal of Hanae's 'Total concentration!', Hanae, Kitou, Shimono, Matsuoka, and LiSA pressed the lighting button all at the same time. Tokyo Skytree immediately started shining in passionate and gorgeous 'houmura (flame) color' inspired by Rengoku's breathing technique, his sword, and the theme song 'Houmura'.
Hanae said '"Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba the Movie: Mugen Train" will be released on Oct. 16. "Mugen Train" is one of my most favorite episodes in the original manga. I didn't expect to see it in a theater, so I'm already really excited. "Mugen Train" features a strong will, so I would be happy if you can feel the will that all the Kisatsutai members shared, think about your beloved ones, and have a great time. We will not let you down! Please look forward to it!' He sent his heart with Tokyo Skytree in 'houmura' color in the background. The event came to an end with the cast's smile and cheers.
'"Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba" the Movie: Mugen Train' will be released on Oct. 16, 2020.
(C)Gotouge Koyoharu / Shueisha, Aniplex, ufotable
In commemoration of the 25th anniversary of the broadcast of the TV anime "Neon Genesis Evangelion", the anniversary project CDs "NEON GENESIS EVANGELION SOUNDTRACK 25th ANNIVERSARY BOX" and "EVANGELION FINALLY" are on sale. At the same time, comments have arrived from the artists and composers such as Hayashibara Megumi and Takahashi Yoko.
Yamadera Kouichi and Ootani Ikue will be co-starring in the youthful fantasy film "Kimi wa Kanata", which is fully backed by Toshima-ku Ikebukuro, the land of manga and animation. They have worked together in various works, including the "Pokémon" series and the overseas drama "Full House", and this will be the first time they will be playing "a doube cast".
Under director Sena Yoshinobu, who is working on a animation feature film for the first time, "Kimi wa Kanata" has Matsumoto Honoka, who played Sumiko, the main character's coworker, in the NHK TV series "Hiyokko", and Seto Toshiki, who played Kamen Rider Brave in "Kamen Rider Ex-Aid, as the main cast.
Mio (voice: Matsumoto Honoka) has feelings for her childhood friend Arata (voice: Seto Toshiki) but hasn't been able to express those feelings to him, and their relationship has been a bit awkward.
One day, Mio gets into a fight with Arata over something her friend said. She goes to meet Arata to make up with him, but she has an accident on her way there.
When Mio regains consciousness, she find herself in a strange world.
Yamadera and Ootani will be double casting Gheemon, the character that guides Mio in the strange world.
When asked about when he got the offer, Yamadera said, "I thought it was some kind of mistake, and I asked my manager to confirm the offer immediately. I couldn't wrap my head around the fact that I was double casting with Ootani-san and that it was a cute character, haha."
Ootani's reaction to this offer, which is the first time in her career was, "I was excited by the amazing offer! It's such an honor to be given this opportunity."
Director Sena explained the reason for double casting Yamadera and Ootani as Gheemon, "I had this image of Gheemon being a weird character, so I thought of changing its voice along with its looks. And when I thought about who I wanted it to be voiced by, Yamadera-san and Ootani-san were the ones who immediately came to my mind."
It hasn't been revealed how the two will be playing the role, so let's look forward to further information to come up.
The film "Kimi wa Kanata" will be screened at nationwide theaters including TOHO Cinemas Ikebukuro from Nov. 27, 2020.
<Full comments are as below>
Yamadera Kouichi as Gheemon
■Thoughts on being offered a double cast.
I thought it was some kind of mistake, and I asked my manager to confirm the offer immediately.
I couldn't wrap my head around the fact that I was double casting with Ootani-san and that it was a cute character, haha.
■Thoughts on the recording.
Director Sena explained Gheemon's character in-depth and with a strong passion, so I really enjoyed the role.
It was quite the experience to play the same role as Ootani-san.
Ootani Ikue as Gheemon
■Thoughts on being offered a double cast.
I was excited by the amazing offer! It's such an honor to be given this opportunity.
■Thoughts on the recording.
Yamadera-san's was cool as always. Cute? Maybe.
It was a new experience to dig into the same character together. Working with him was so reassuring.
Director/Scriptwriter/Author: Sena Yoshinobu
■The reason for double casting Yamadera-san and Ootani-san
I had this image of Gheemon being a weird character, so I thought of changing its voice along with its looks. And when I thought about who I wanted it to be voiced by, Yamadera-san and Ootani-san were the ones who immediately came to my mind.
Yamadera-san is like the joker in a deck of cards. He can take on any role perfectly and is a superstar that can express a strong presence even in short lines.
And Ootani-san has an amazing voice that continues to soothe everyone who hears it.
The idea of double casting came to me when I thought it would be great if the two could voice Gheemon together.
■Thoughts after finishing the recording.
I realized again that Yamadera-san is an amazing entertainer who always thinks about giving the audience an enjoyable experience.
Ootani-san brought much more cuteness and comfort to the character than I expected.
Please come to the theaters to see how the two take on the role of the same character!
(C)"Kimi wa Kanata" Production Committee
Jun. 17 is Yamadera Kouichi's birthday.
Yamadera Kouichi made his debut as a voice actor in the 1980s. He won the Tomiyama Kei Award, which is given to the person who has contributed to popularizing the profession of voice acting, at the 3rd Seiyuu Awards. He also received the Foreign Movie/Drama Award at the 14th Seiyuu Awards. In 2020, he appears in a wide range of other works, such as "The Genie Family 2020" and "Nakitai Watashi wa Neko o Kaburu".
To celebrate Yamadera Kouichi’s birthday, we conducted an annual reader survey asking, "Who is your favorite character played by Yamadera Kouichi?". During the survey period between Jun. 5 to Jun. 12, a total of 159 responses were received.
There were more female respondents with the gender ratio being 40% male and 60% female. The age group was about 40% for those under the age of 19, about 20% for those in their 20s, and 20% for those in their 30s.
■Genie from "Aladdin" is on top!
The 1st place goes to Genie from "Aladdin" with an approval rating of about 15%, ranking up from 4th place of the last year.
Yamadera Kouichi had voiced Genie in both the anime and the foreign movie adaptation. He is a "non-stop-talking" and a very charming genie who is imprisoned in his magic lamp. Some comments were received from the fans, such as "I love him, he's always so thrilled", and "He's so cheerful and friendly that it makes me feel good every time I watch him".
Some fans were impressed by his singing voice, since the songs in the movie were also dubbed; "The lyrics of the fast-singing 'Friend Like Me' fit the Genie character perfectly".
The 2nd place goes to Spike Spiegel from "Cowboy Bebop" with an approval rating of about 10%, ranking down from the top of last year.
Comments for the bounty hunter and protagonist Spike have also arrived; "I love how Yamadera's voice fits perfectly the cool Spike", and "Yamadera's voice is a perfect match, and his acting is also very Spike-like".
The popularity of "Cowboy Bebop" for its variety of episodes ranging from dramatic to comical scenes has also been appreciated; "He is able to play both the roles of a lover and comedian, so he's perfect for this part".
The 3rd place goes to Meiken Cheese from "Soreike! Anpanman" with an approval rating of about 8 %, ranking up from the 8th place of last year.
Many fans were very impressed by the incredible acting; "I was surprised when I found out that Yamadera-san was voicing Cheese. The seven-colored voice is exactly what it sounds like", and "Just the line "An, An" is enough to tell you what Cheese is trying to say. I admire his work, he's great".
Readers were surprised to know that he has taken over the role of Uncle Jam along with many different characters from 2019.
■Let's introduce other comments!!
Hibiki Ryouga from "Ranma ½"; "Yamadera is the only one who can switch between the human Ryouga and the black pig P-chan in an instant!".
Togusa from "Ghost in the Shell"; "As the only 'entirely human' member, he is a sub-character who plays an important role in the story. Yamadera-san can express that feeling very well".
Hamasaki Densuke from "Tsuribaka Nisshi"; "He is a useless employee who loves fishing and gets along well with his boss, Su-san. Yamadera-san's voice was perfect for Hama-chan. I was particularly impressed by the line, 'Domodomo!'".
Zorori from "Kaiketsu Zorori"; "He's a fox and a thief, but Yamadera's sexy voice makes him very", and "Even when I read the book, I can hear Yama-chan's voice in my head!". Popular characters from the latest works, which are currently broadcast, ranked in as well.
The survey also includes many characters of international titles, such as Axel Foley from "Beverly Hills Cop", Stitch from "Lilo & Stitch", and the already mentioned Genie from "Aladdin".
"Who is your favorite character played by Yamadera Kouichi? 2020 Ver."
1. Genie "Aladdin"
2. Spike Spiegel, "Cowboy Bebop"
3. Meiken Cheese "Soreike! Anpanman"
4. Yoshida Shouyou "Gintama"
5. Inspector Zenigata "Lupin III"
6. Kayaba Akihiko "Sword Art Online"
7. Abelt Desler "Star Blazers 2199"
7. Hibiki Ryouga "Ranma ½"
9. Zorori "Kaiketsu Zorori"
10. Wataribe Kurama "Mashin Hero Wataru"
11. Gentle Criminal "My Hero Academia"
12. Kaji Ryouji "Neon Genesis Evangelion"
12. Xiang Yu "Fate/Grand Order"
12. Corazon (Donquixote Rosinante) "One Piece"
12. Mew "Pokémon: The First Movie"
15. Axel Foley "Beverly Hills Cop"
15. Otomura Gakuya "Inazuma Eleven"
15. Stitch "Lilo & Stitch"
15. Togusa "Ghost in the Shell"
15. Donald Duck "The Three Caballeros" and others
15. Hamasaki Densuke "Tsuribaka Nisshi"
15. Beerus "Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods"
(Response period: Jun. 5 - Jun. 12, 2020)
"Sonic the Hedgehog" is the live-action movie adaption of Sega's game character called "Sonic" in Hollywood. The release date is Jun. 26, 2020.
Yamadera Kouichi is the voice actor who voiced Doctor Robotonic, who is originally played by Jim Carrey, in the Japanese dub version. To celebrate Yamadera Kouichi's birthday on Jun. 17, the movie clip which Yamadera's expression skills overwhelms Tom, who is originally played by James Paul Marsden, (CV: Nakamura Yuuichi), has been release.
Dr. Robotonic sneaks into Tom's house to obtain the superpower from the blue, shiny body furs.
Tom is overwhelmed by Dr. Robotonic's dignity and intensity; Doctor does not care whether his opponent is a police and he attacks the opponent with multiple threatening words and one way countdown.
Sonic, who is hiding, makes his appearance at the speed of light, after seeing his first friend being in a big danger.
Despite Dr. Robotonic is searching for the blue furs living being, he screams and freezes up after seeing Sonic standing with 2 legs and speaks in human language.
Tom overcomes the danger after he punched the doctor immediately, but the existence of Sonic and Tom have been revealed to the enemies.
Jim Carrey, an actor that is also famous for his unique acting and outstanding skills in Japan as shown in "Mask" and "Grinch", has also shows his skills also in this movie clip.
Yamadera, who has been playing dub version of Jim Carrey's characters, revealed his true feelings by saying, "I am grateful to Jim Carrey because I was able to recognized as a dub voice actor since the actor Jim Carrey was there. While I was thinking that it has been a long time since his last appearance, but to think that I can voiced Dr. Robotonic played by my respected Jim Carrey! It make me so happy.".
The luxury of Yamadera Kouichi playing Jim Carrey's unique Dr. Robotonic can only be enjoyed in Japan. Please enjoy this Japanese dub version of "making your ears happy" in the movie theaters.
(C) 2020 PARAMOUNT PICTURES AND SEGA OF AMERICA, INC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
The main trailer and the main visual for the animation movie "Nakitai Watashi wa Neko wo Kaburu" (release date: Jun. 5, 2020) have been released.
Also, it was announced that the voice actor Yamadera Kouichi and Ogi Hiroaki from the comedian pair Ogi Yahagi will participate in the movie as the additional cast members. The main theme song will be sung by Yorushika, the artist known for "Becoming famous on the internet", and the song's name is "Hana ni Bourei". The comment from each person also arrived.
In the main trailer released now, Yorushika expressed the view of the world in the movie through the main theme song, "Haru ni Bourei".
Yorushika participated in the movie as the main theme song artist, and their song complements the feeling of Muge to Hinode and deeply depicts the story.
Also, as the additional casts, Yamadera Kouichi plays the Owner Cat, an important character who invites the main character Muge to the world of "cats", and Ogi Hiroaki plays Mr. Kusunoki, who is in charge of Muge and Hinode's class.
It is known that Hanae Natsuki, who plays Hinode, entered the voice actor industry because he admired Yamadera, the legend among the voice actors, and this is the rare occasion where the teacher and the student participate in the same work.
Mr. Kusunoki, who is the teacher for Muge and Hinode's class, was created by imaging Ogi playing the character since the performance director of this movie was a big fan of Ogi.
Mr. Kusunoki have a caring personality and lives in his own pace, and the appearance of the character matches well with Ogi's characteristics.
The main visual released this time depicts Muge's happy but also the sorrowful expression with the pale light, while Muge looks at Hinode playing with a cat.
The meaning hidden in this visual intensifies the expectations toward the story.
The animation movie "Nakitai Watashi wa Neko wo Kaburu" will be released in the nationwide movie theaters from Jun. 5, 2020.
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【Yamadera Kouichi, playing the Cat Master】
Q1. Your thoughts when your appearance in the movie was decided
Before I knew the movie's story, I became happy to be able to participate in the movie, where Shida Mirai and Hanae Natsuuski play the main characters. Hanae-kun is the underclassman from the office I belong to and is so active that I even become jealous of his popularity. Shida-san is my favorite actress from "The Queen's Classroom", and I became even a bigger fan of her, witnessing her genius acting in this movie as well.
Q.2 About your character "the Cat Master"
He is mysterious, playing innocent, and evasive unique character. I had so much fun playing him.
Q.3 A message toward the fans and who will watch the movie
Changing feelings of the two characters, the ordinary scenes, and the mysterious world of cats...everything is neatly and delicately depicted in this wonderful movie. I want people from many generations, especially teens who often have many worries!
【Ogi Hiroaki, playing the homeroom teacher, Mr. Kusunoki】
Q1. Your thoughts when your appearance in the movie was decided
I don't know what the staff are thinking because they offered me to play this character. lol The last time I played the character was the movies from overseas, so the staff there was mostly from abroad. I was relaxed in the recordings because I had a translator by my side, but I got nervous in this movie's recordings because the staff was Japanese.
Q. 2 About your character "Mr. Kusunoki"
Actually, when I got an offer, I knew beforehand that the character was designed to imaging me. I only believed 50% of the story and participated in the recording, because the character Mr. Kusunoki had glasses on,a little old, looked fat, and it did look like me.
I played character naturally because the character actually looked like me. I still believe 50% of that story even after I finished recordings. lol
Q. A message toward fans and who will watch the movie
This is the movie that a family can watch together. Both adults and children can enjoy this movie, and I want everyone to watch this. I love works with family love, so I want the families to watch his as well. Also, I want the people who watch the movie to think that my character is a nice teacher. lol Like, "I want to have such a wonderful teacher like this!" lol It is long because this is the movie, but please refrain from using the smartphone in the movie theaters.
I often watch the movie from old times. I watch the movie every time I have free time, and the impressiveness I feel after I finished watching with harmony with music is irreplaceable. I often get charmed by movies that the story and the uniqueness of music fights.
The first word I received from the director was "do in a way you want". Yorushika is the band that has a theme when making music, and it was the middle of making a new album with a new concept when I received the offer. I was happy to hear such words and realized that I have to go out of the decided concept and do freely, not only making the music with a concept.
The theme song used in this movie output the uniqueness of Yorushika. I expected the song to shine by fighting with the creativity of the movie while creating harmony with it. I can't wait to see the movie at the theaters.
(C) 2020 "Nakitai Watashi wa Neko wo Kaburu" Production Committee
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