December 5, 2019 By: Mikaziki Kagero (Translated by GOOOOOH!!! & Kenta ), 161 views
Inoue Kazuhiko, Seki Tomokazu and Nishikawa Takanori will Appear in "Akeome Seiyuu Daishugou! 2020". The Best New Year's Eve TV Show for Voice-Actors/Seiyu Fans.
Japanese variety TV Show “Akeome SeiyuuDaishugou! 2020” will be broadcasted on BS Premium at 23:45 on Dec. 31, 2019. For the third consecutive year. Voice actors Inoue Kazuhiko、Seki Tomokazu, Takeuchi Junko, Hirose Yuya are set to make an appearance alongside Nishikawa Takanori, who will host the show.
Japanese variety TV Show "Akeome Seiyuu Daishugo! 2020" will be broadcasted on BS Premium at 23:45 on Dec. 31, 2019. For the third consecutive year. Voice actors Inoue Kazuhiko、Seki Tomokazu, Takeuchi Junko, Hirose Yuya are set to make an appearance alongside Nishikawa Takanori, who will host the show.
During the show, the aforementioned voice actors will be displaying their talent live by performing famous lines from popular animes of 2019 as well as upcoming titles of 2020. The TV show also features other sections such as "Katte ni Audition", where the actors will narrate noteworthy mangas, and "Kotatsu Talk", where they share behind-the-scenes voice-over recording stories while eating tangerines. During a voluminous 5 hours of content, fans will also have the chance to talk to their favorite voice actors via phone calls and participate in the show through a voting system.
"Akeome Seiyuu Daishugou!2020" will air on Dec. 31, 2021 from 23:45 to 5:00 at BS Premium. Currently, applications for phone calls and messages to be featured in the show are open at the official website.
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.
New Year's cards with exclusive voice messages and photos from 14 male voice actors such as Inoue Kazuhiko, Ono Yuki, Kaji Yuki and Konishi Katsuyuki will soon be available for purchase.
Other names are Komatsu Shohei, Sato Takuya, Taniyama Kisho, Nogami Sho, Hatanaka Tasuku, Hama Kento, Masumoto Takuya, Masuyama Takeaki, Murase Ayumu, and Yashiro Taku. For each of the male voice actors, 3 different type of New Year's card with voice messages were prepared..
By dialing a secret telephone number written on the back of the card, the pre-recorded voice messages will be played through an automatic return call. The premise of this is to provide a make-believe experience to the fans as if they were receiving an actual call from their favorite voice actors by registering the number in their contact list.
Those who dial the secret number and receive the voice message call until Jan. 13, 2020 will have the chance to receive special prizes including a real telephone call with the voice actors, a signed autograph board with the person's name, and an exclusive special edition of the New Year's card. Other details can be seen in the "37card" official Twitter account.
"New Year's cards with voice messages" are now avaible for pre-order at "37card"'s webshop.
"#Everywhere Suzu-san" (Achikochi Suzu-san), the campaign to connect people like the protagonist Suzu from "In This Corner of the World" did during the war, is still ongoing in 2020. The special program titled "Everywhere Suzu-san: Wars Told by Young People" (temporary title) has been decided for Aug. 13.
"#Everywhere Suzu-san" is the keyword created when the NHK program "Close-up Gendai+” in Aug. 2018 gathered episodes on SNS. It attempts to keep the memory of war to the future generations by cooperating with newspapers and internet media, who want to discuss about a slice-of-life during the war.
The special program "Everywhere Suzu-san: The Wars Told by Young People" (temporary title) will be broadcast on Aug. 13. The episodes of war, including "food", "fashion", and "romance", collected by young generations of teens to '30s, will be made into anime.
The director is Katabuchi Sunao following the previous year, and the actors include Yaotome Hikaru and Inoo Kei from Hey! Say! JUMP, the comedian Chihara Junior. The narrator is the announcer of Etomo Rie.
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【Director Katabuchi Sunao】
This year marks the 75th year after the war.
Only 25 more years for the 100th year.
It is our turn to answer to "tell me about war" as "grandpa and grandma".
What can we teach them when the time comes?
There are stories that the Japanese should know, and the episodes in "#Everywhere Suzu-san" are the most important ones.
The stories even make me that I should live to my best after learning that such lifestyles had existed, so please watch the program.
Studio Ghibli revealed teaser images for their new CGI feature film "Aya to Majo", directed by Miyazaki Goro and supervised by Miyazaki Hayao. Alongside, the director also commented briefly on the film.
"Aya to Majo" is based on a novel by the children's book author Diana Wynne Jones, who also wrote "Howl's Moving Castle".
The story centers around a girl, Aya, who doesn't that her true identity is a witch, until one day she is brought in to a mysterious household and ends up living under the same roof as another mean-spirited witch.
The film is under direction by Miyazaki Goro, who also won an Emmy award for his adaptation of "Ronja Rövardotter". "Aya to Majo" was also one of the 56 movies chosen for Cannes Festival's "2020 Official Selection".
"Aya to Majo" will broadcast on 2020 Winter at NHK.
Director - Miyazaki Goro
There are way too many adults and fewer children presently here in our country (Japan).
It must be really tough for these children to be surrounded by so many grown-ups and having to deal with them on a daily basis.
There was this light bulb moment while I thinking about this matter, which allowed me to come up with ideas for the protagonist Aya.
Please do look forward to seeing in the movie her way of dealing with cumbersome grown-ups.
Although rebellious, the lovely Aya will give courage to the kids, and cheer up the adults watching.
（C）2020 NHK, NEP, Studio Ghibli
From the anime"Landlady and Me" based on Yabe Tarou's (from comedy duo "Karateka") manga, episodes from 6 to 10 will be broadcast on NHK General. It will be be broadcastfor five consecutive nights from Jun. 8, 2020.
"Landlady and Me" is a short story created by entertainer Tarou Yabe that depicts an "unusual life for two" both with laughter and cry, 39-years old "I" and 87 years-old "Landlady" living together in the single house in Shinjuku, Tokyo.
The series sales, including the sequel "Landlady and me from now on", has exceeded 1.2 million copies in total and won the 22nd Tezuka Osamu Cultural Award Short Film Award.
The long-awaited TV animation was played on NHK in March 2020, but the sequel was decided momentarily.
In addition, Yano Akiko will be in charge of the theme song as she did in episode 1 to 5, and the animation production will be handled by Fanworks, the animation studio known for "Movie Sumicco Gurashi Tobisu Picture Book and Secrets" and "Aggressive Reiko".
Episodes from 6 to 11 of the anime series "Landlady and Me" will be broadcast for 5 nights in a row from Jun. 8to Jun. 12.
（C） NHK（Japan Broadcasting Corporation）.All rights reserved.
Studio Ghibli, known for the movies "Spirited Away" and "Howl's Moving Castle", was announced to be releasing a new animation film, supervised by Miyazaki Hayao and directed by his son, Goro. Titled "Aya to Majo", the movie is set to broadcast on NHK channels in winter 2020.
"Aya to Majo" is an adaptation of the children's novel "Earwig and the Witch" by Diana Wynne Jones, who also wrote the book that served as the base for "Howl's Moving Castle", deemed by Miyazaki himself as a "special creation".
Fond of the novel, Miyazaki Hayao decided to make it into a film, taking on the supervising role in the planning of the production, while his son Miyazaki Goro assumed the direction.
The story follows Aya, a girl who grows up without knowing that her true identity is a witch. The plot starts unfolding when one day, she is adopted by a mysterious household, where she meets another witch who is mean to her.
It will be the first time that Studio Ghibli will be producing a CGI feature-length animation. The producer Suzuki Toshio released a brief comment in light of the announcement. "Aya to Majo" is set to be broadcast on NHK channels in winter 2020.
[Suzuki Toshio, Producer]
As of right now, the single biggest worry in many people's minds is what will happen to the world after Corona. It is a thing that will for sure affect the television and cinema industry.
During the production, while looking at the storyboard I wondered to myself countless times if "Aya" will be able to withstand its repercussions.
I found a sense of relief however, by realizing that one of Aya's defining traits is her cleverness. And by being clever, one can overcome anything no matter what. If "Pippi Longstocking" is the strongest girl in the world, then this story is about Aya, who’s the smartest girl in the world.
Although hateful, Aya has an adorable side too. And I'm hoping that the audience will fall in love with her.
By the way, her personality is very much alike that of Goro. When someone points that out, he gets a little embarrassed.
（C）2020 NHK, NEP, Studio Ghibli
Ikezawa Haruna, a voice actress famous for roles of Nishizawa Momoka in "Sgt. Frog", Torahamu-chan in "Hamtaro", and others, had reported her marriage on Twitter on Jul. 1, 2020. Her colleagues Okiayu Ryoutarou, Kawanishi Kengo, and many fans answered to this message with congratulations on Twitter.
Ikezawa-san posted on her Twitter on Jul., 1 "I got married! I thought I would announce such an important news to all the people who always support me in a more classic way, but since it's too difficult, I just throw it as a ball. I'm surprised the most."
She continues by introducing her husband, "He is Japanese. But since he spent his childhood abroad and lived there for a long time, he is very global. So-called 'usual person'. Our first meeting was very unusual"
She said, that originally she wanted to report her marriage sooner, but, "Because of Corona, it was postponed. My husband could not return home as planned, and our relationship turned into very-very-very-long distance and uncertain. But finally, everything is resolved, and I can openly say about it."
She ended with a message about future activities, "I haven't changed much. It may have become a little freer, easier, and easier than ever. I'm still pushing into many books, food, traveling, plays, and writing. I want to share it with you. Thank you for your continued support."
In response to this announcement, Okiayu Ryoutarou, Kawanishi Kengo, Sonoezaki Mie, Noto Arisa, Takimoto Fujiko, and other voice actors' sent congratulations on Twitter Ikezawa-san. Many other people commented as well, "I'm surprised! Congratulations! I'm so happy!", "Oh! What a surprise! I was so surprised that I checked twice! Congratulations! Be happy for a long time!", "I was confused for a moment with such a straight message", "It's funny because there aren't many people now who can say it directly like this.”
Information of the 2020 performance of "AD-LIVE" has been announced. "AD-LIVE" is an all-adlib stage performance produced by the voice actor Suzumura Kenichi. It has cast many famous voice actors in the past.
Along with the announcement, a total of 16 voice actors including Nishiyama Koutarou, Kimura Ryouhei, and Takagi Wataru, were revealed as participants of the performance.
The theme of the 2020 "AD-LIVE" performance is "escape". The unpredictable adlib performance will be collaborating with the expert mystery maker SCRAP, which has produced many real-life escape games.
The stage is set in a "luxury cruise ship". Two people, "One who wants to deliver something" and "One who wants to meet someone", meet on the "riddle-solving luxury cruise ship tour" full of mysteries. The various mysteries block the two from escaping.
What kind of story will be woven on the ship sailing through the sea? Can they escape and accomplish what they came here for?
It will be the most unpredictable performance of "AD-LIVE".
Suzumura Kenichi, Morikubo Showtaro, Yashiro Taku, Tsuda Kenjirou, Nishiyama Koutarou, Takagi Wataru, Ono Kensho, Kimura Ryouhei, Kimura Subaru, Nakamura Sougo, Asanuma Shintaro, Hikasa Youko, Aoi Shouta, Namikawa Daisuke, Toriumi Kousuke, and Yoshino Hiroyuki are the 16 performers, 6 of which are participating for the first time. We have received comments from each of them.
"AD-LIVE 2020" will begin with their 2 performances, afternoon and night of Sep. 5, 2020, in Chiba.
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Performing in AD-LIVE with the great Takagi Wataru-san! I've seen his stage play, and it was so amazing! It's an honor to be on the same stage! It's also a challenge for me! I'll do my best to make it an entertaining stage!
The AD-LIVE season has come again! I'll heal my wounds from last year's AD-LIVE ZERO in this performance, haha. I'm so excited!
I'm nervous since this is my first performance of AD-LIVE, but it makes me happy to be on the same stage as MoriKubo-san! He always takes good care of me. I'll do my best!
I'm glad to be part of AD-LIVE again. It's a completely different concept from last time so I'm excited. Mystery solving? Not my thing. I'll get help from Nishiyama Koutarou. Please come to see our performance!
This will be my first time to join AD-LIVE! It's nice to be on stage with Tsuda-san. He has taken good care of me since my debut. I'm nervous, but I'll enjoy it too!
Hi, I'm Takagi Wataru. AD-LIVE? Yeah, it's fun! It's fun to watch, not perform. Who would want to be in such a tough... What? They want me to join? I sure will!
Hi, I'm Ono Kensho. Every time I'm in AD-LIVE, I have to think so hard, I lose all my energy, but I somehow come back to this stage. I'm looking forward to seeing what will happen on stage this year!
This project has a reputation for being very interesting. I'm going to hop on its reputations and lean on the experienced Kenhou. I'll enjoy it, and I hope you will too.
Thank you for letting me join AD-LIVE! I'm super nervous but I'm even more excited! Please enjoy the show!
I'll be joining again! That means I can feel that tension again! I'll do my best so I can enjoy my drink after the show!
I've been called "Mr. Senshuuraku" (Senshuuraku means the last of a performance), but this is the first time I won't be performing last. This will be my first AD-LIVE with a woman, and I'm looking forward to it!
I'm Hikasa Youko and I'll be joining AD-LIVE. This is my first time so I'm nervous and worried, but since I'll be going on stage with Asa-nii (Asanuma-san's nickname), who I've known for a fairly long time, I can give it my best shot without hesitation. I hope my performance will entertain you all.
I never know what will happen next. AD-LIVE is the same. I can't predict anything. I just want to deliver you the best enjoyment and excitement. Please enjoy!
It's been a while since my last AD-LIVE!! It hasn't hit me yet, but I know I'm going to be nervous as it gets close! I love my partner！ I hope the performance goes well!!
Toriumi has returned. Thank you for having me again. I will be pairing up with Yoshino-san, who I've known for a long time. I don't know what will happen, but I'm excited.
You never know until it's over.
Toyoda Moe is a female voice actress who is known for Matsubara Kanon from "BanG Dream!" (Hello, Happy World!) and Kawashima Sapphire from "Sound! Euphonium", and her photobook will be released on Aug. 7, 2020. The title, exclusive cut, gifts for the purchase made by businesses, and event information were revealed as well.
The title of this photobook is "Toyoda Moe Photobook Moegurashi". This photobook contains a total of 27 serializations of "Room Share with Moeshi" from "Seiyu Grand Prix", with the new photographs making you feel like you actually live together with Toyoda , including "Boyfriend Shirt" and "Apron" that fulfills gentlemen's wish, a bathing scene of "claw foot bathtab", and Toyoda in pajamas with no makeup on.
Moreover, as the "room share side arc", an exclusive photograph of acamping date held at Nagatoro, Saitama. The room share held outside home in a tent and camping car will show her relaxed side in nature.
Pre-orders for "Toyoda Moe Photobook Moegurashi" are currently available at Animate, Gamers, Tora no Ana, and Shufunotomo Infos Online Shop with the gifts for purchases made by businesses, and the book will be released at Aug. 7.
A release celebration event targeting people who purchased with pre-orders will be held at Animate, Gamers, Tora no Ana and other shops on Aug. 23. Online events targeting the consumers at Shufunotomo Infos Online Shop are also scheduled.
Detailed information is on the each store's website.
(C) Shufunotomo Infos Co.,Ltd. 2020
Voice actresses, Ogura Yui and Itou Miki will appear on the front and back covers respectively at "Ani-PASS Plus # 01" freshly published by Shinko Music.
Ogura Yui, who is known for her roles as Kagayaki Homore (Cure Etoile) at "HUGTTO! PRECURE", Futaba Sana at "Magia Record: Puella Magi Madoka Magica Side Story", has released her 12th single "Happiness* Sensation" in Jun. 2020. In addition to the cover, this magazine issue features 30 pages special, including an artist card.
Itou Miki famous for many roles, including Tsurumaki Kokoro in "BanG Dream!", Sanku Nakano in "Five Equal Brides", and Kokkoro from the spring 2020 anime series "Princess Connect! Re:Dive". Magazine issue provides a back cover introduction story for this magazine and artist card.
Moreover, this issue includes Takahashi Rie, Serizawa Yu, Kiyono Yasuno, Tomita Miyu Miyu, on new unit "NOW ON AIR" with photos and long interviews, and Kumada Akane from 6-members band "ARCANA PROJECT" will appear.
"Ani-PASS Plus # 01" is published in A4 size, which is one size larger than usual "Ani-PASS". It's priced for 1,300 JPY (excluding tax), and sales will start on Jun. 26, 2020.
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
"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.
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.