December 6, 2019 By: Nakase Koutarou (Translated by YK & Porew ), 865 views
“Josee, the Tiger and the Fish” became a movie! It’s a romance novel having became a live-action by Tanabe Seiko
An Akutagawa Prize winner Tanabe Seiko’s masterpiece “Josee, the Tiger and the Fish”, has been announced to become a movie. Addition to it, the teaser movie and information of main staff were announced, and the comments from Director Tamura Koutarou and Tanabe Seiko Office has arrived as well.
An Akutagawa Prize winner Tanabe Seiko’s masterpice “Joseem the Tiger and the Fish” has been announced to become a movie. Addition to it, the teaser visual and information of main staffs were also announced, and coments from director Tamura Koutaro and Tanabe Seiko Office have arrived as well.
“Josee, the Tiger and the Fish” is a short story written by Tanabe Seiko, a Akutagawa Prize winner, and has been made into a live action movie, acted by Tsumabuki Satoshi and Ikewaki Chizuru.
The novel is about a girl in a wheel chair, Josee, who livis in whorld with picture books, going out to the outside after meeting Takao.
Tamura Kotaro, who has directed “Noragami” serise and “Wolf Children” has challenged anime movie making for the first time. The script is by Kuwamura Sayaka, the character design is by Iizuka Seiko who desigined the character of “un × Boku SS” and “Children of the Whales.” Bones,. Inc will be in charge of the animation.
The animeted movie, “Joseem the Tiger and the Fish” will be released on 2020. The novel also The novel also becomes a comic by Emoto Nao, who is in charge of basic character design. It will be on “Da Vince”, released on Jan. 6,2020.
【Tamura Koutarou, the director】
It took a long time to release. 36 years are about to pass since Tamura Seiko’s short novel “Josee, the Tiger and the Fish” has been released, but this novel still has so much to fascinate although so much time has passed.
The story could exist, but did not exist anywhere. Because the new age has come, I would like to deliver the work throughout the movie, and I hope it gets more attention.
【Tanabe Seiko Office】
The main character Josse is a girl who has a disability on her legs and underestimates the world. She opens her heart by knowing the world and loving someone. The fear, surprise and happiness from opening a door to the new world. I hope the audiences will enjoy Josse’s “adventure” together. I believe the author, Tanabe Seiko, thinks so, too.
The light novel "The Healer's Redo" ("Kaifukujutsushi no yarinaoshi") will be animated. The author of the original novel, Tsukiyo Rui comments, "To you who read the novels: this gets my confident seal of approval as an anime that brought out the fun of the novel!"
According to Director Satou Takuya, most well known for his works "Kase-san and Morning Glories" and "Fragtime", his new production "Happy Go Lucky Days" will be released for a limited time in early summer, 2020. The teaser visual and comment by the original artist, Shimura Takako along with the special promotional video have been released.
The main trailer has been revealed from the anime film "Josee, the Tiger and the Fish"(to be released on Dec. 25), which is based on a youthful love story novel written by Tanabe Seiko.
Tt has also been revealed for the first time that Eve will perform an inserted song '心海' as well as the theme song. In addition, it has also been announced that Moriyama Shintarou and Lily, a comedy duo Mitorizu, joined as guest voice actors.
"Josee, the Tiger and the Fish" depicts a story about a dreamer Josee, who lives her life stuck in a wheelchair and spends most of her days reading and painting, encounters a college student Tsuneo, who pursues his dream, and decides it's time to face the real world with him.
The main trailer features the comic scene that Tsuneo is always given impossible demands and twisted around Josee's little finger. On the other hand, Tsuneo's line 'She is alone.' also tells the loneliness that Josee, who usually behaves selfishly, is feeling.
Josee is becoming depressed to see the words 'Dream is dream. Reality is reality.' and 'It's nothing but a superstition that dreams come true.', but Tsuneo takes her to see various worlds, saying 'You want to see by yourself, don't you?'
While an inserted song by Eve '心海', which has been revealed for the first time, is playing, Josee shows various expressions from crying, sulking, to struggling in the middle of the trailer, but at the end she shows a big smile. Does it imply their bright future?
It will make you more and more curious about the end.
In addition, it has also been announced that Moriyama Shintarou and Lily, a comedy duo Mitorizu, joined as guest voice actors. Moriyama played the role of Nishida, the store manager of the diving shop, where Tsuneo is working part-time, and Lily played the role of a station staff.
It will be their first time doing an anime dubbing session,, so please look forward to seeing their performance.
The anime film "Josee, the Tiger and the Fish" will be released on Dec. 25.
（C）2020 Seiko Tanabe / KADOKAWA/ Josee Project
The information about the cast of the animated movie "Josee, the Tiger and the Fish", which is based on the youth romance novel by Tanabe Seiko who won Akutagawa Prize, has been revealed, and it includes Nakagawa Taishi and Kiyohara Kaya as the main protagonists, Miyamoto Yume, Okitsu Kazuyuki, Lynn, Matsutera Chiemi as other characters.
Also, the new release date has been set to Dec. 25, 2020, and artist information for the theme song and special promo vides has also been revealed.
"Josee, the Tiger and the Fish" is a story about Josee, a girl in a wheelchair who lives in her world and loves drawing, reading books, and fantasizeing, meets Tsuneo, a college student who is chasing his dreams, and decided to go outside her world together with him.
Nakagawa Taishi plays Tsuneo, a college student who works part-time to make his dream of studying abroad come true, and Kiyohara Kaya plays Josee who looks awkward in her wheelchair but still cute.
About the cast for surrounding characters, Miyamoto Yume as Ninomiya Mai, Tsuneo's senior from a part-time job at a diving shop, Okitsu Kazuyuki as Matsura Hayato, Tsuneo's friend about the same age, Lynn as Kishimoto Kana, the librarian at the library where Josee and Tsuneo went together, and Matsutera Chiemi as Yamamura Chizu, Josee's grandmother.
Moreover, it has been revealed that Eve's song "Ao no Waltz" becomes the theme song of this work, and the new release date was set on Dec. 25, 2020.
In the special promo video that was released at the same time, in the first half, we see a comical exchange between Josee, who issued various commands saying, "You are in charge from now on", and Tsuneo who is full of dissatisfaction with it. Second half shows to us Josee who looks like a mermaid and freely swims around, along with a line that exclaims the inside of her, "Well, you can go to your favorite place".
When Tsuneo said, "How scary it is to reach for what you want...", they both get worried about their relationships and their future, but can they both reach their dreams? Expectations for "new Josee" who will reborn as anime, are rising.
The animated movie "Josee, the Tiger and the Fish" will start roadshow from Dec. 25, 2020.
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[Nakagawa Taishi as Suzukawa Tsuneo]
The more I played Tsuneo, the more I fell in love with Josee.
After meeting with Josee, the scenery around becomes colorful.
I would be happy if you could enjoy this scenery at the theater with Josee and Tsuneo.
[Kiyohara Kaya as Josee]
It's a story about two people who, join hands and jump into a new world after meeting each other.
I remember being very happy when I heard that I will play Josee. Although I went into an unfamiliar area, the director carefully taught me, and thanks to Nakagawa-san who pulled the atmosphere, I was able to finish the recording safely.
I think that actors who put themselves into voice acting and the passion of the director and staff for this work made me learn something. I'm really grateful for this experience.
You will love not only Josee and Tsuneo, but other characters as well.
We hope that you can feel the beauty of images that can only be drawn by animation on the screen.
[Miyamoto Yume as Ninomiya Mai]
When I went to auditions, I've read the original book and watched a live-action movie.
It is a wonderful work filled with various human charms, and once I saw it, I read it, it became an unforgettable world view. I am really happy to be involved in a new version of expression for such a wonderful work.
Mai-chan, who I played, is a healthy, cheerful, and very affectionate girl.
From the point of reading the script, my sensitivity to Mai got very high, and I think I became able to understand and love Mai.
I hope everyone will love this work a lot. Thank you.
[Okitsu Kazuyuki as Matsuro Hayato]
When I heard, "Josee, the Tiger and the Fish"? Is it this title!? It's a really old one!
But Josee? Tiger? Fish? I've been thinking about this work but never touch it.
This time, I read the Tanabe Seiko's book again. It's a short story with the scent of Osaka.
My chest feels tight. Wonderful...
I'm really looking forward to seeing how this ephemeral, beautiful and deep story will become an animated movie.
I will do my best.
[Lynn as Kishimoto Kana]
Illustrations that I saw during the audition were very beautiful, delicate, and ephemeral.
I was truly excited to see the world of "Josee, the Tiger and the Fish" drawn as an anime, so I think it is a great honor to be part of it. I will play Kana who is a woman with a very soft aura that Josee meets when she opens a new door, and I'm very careful about playing naturally so that I could get along with the work.
This work has been loved for many years, and I hope that even more people will love it.
[Matsutera Chiemi as Yamamura Chizu]
Eh! I'll be voicing one of the characters in anime? I remember being surprised and happy. The voicing in the anime is something I've always wanted to try! !! Moreover, it is based on Tanabe Seiko's original book. I've participated in a work based on Tanabe Seiko's original, "Ube" that had been staged at Kansai Performing Arts Center. After touching Tanabe's work for the first time in a while, I remembered how I got to know it.
Josee's grandmother doesn't trust the world outside, she is stubborn and unfriendly. But...
It would be great if viewers could finish watching this movie and feel warm and kind while coming back home.
[Eve is in charge of theme song]
I am in charge of the theme song for "Josee, the Tiger and the Fish" .
I got a storyboard from the director, and from the start, it looked like the characters were about to move, so I was impressed by the delicacy and beauty as if the image jumped in.
While carefully facing the song, I made music while searching for the main points of Josee, who is clumsy and awkward to see what doesn't fade over time.
I am very happy that I am a part of this work.
I look forward to seeing you at the movie theater.
（C）2020 Seiko Tanabe/ KADOKAWA/ Josee Project
From the animated movie "Josee, the Tigers and the Fish" (first run in summer 2020) based on the representative work of the Akutagawa Prize-winning author Tanabe Seiko, an image from the movie that captures the fantastic sky and sea has been revealed for the first time. At the same time, character illustrations of the main character Tsuneo and Josee have also arrived.
A total of five images have been released including ones that Tsuneo and Josee frolics under the fantastic sky and sea, and solo images of each of them. Especially, Josee shows various expressions such as making a big smile in her solo image.
How would the relationship between Tsuneo and Josee turn out...? It is an image that sparks an interest in the different facial expressions of the two.
Furthermore, settings and the illustrations of the two characters have also been unveiled.
The main character, Tsuneo, is a 4th year university student in Osaka, majoring in marine biology, fascinated by the fish that live in Mexico. Planning to study abroad after graduation, he has been working several part-time jobs including one at a diving store.
The setting is as follows: Josee is a girl who suddenly appears in front of Tsuneo with a sharp tongue hiding under her cute looks. She likes to read books and draw pictures, and her name "Josee" comes from her favorite book. She is in a wheelchair and lives with her grandmother, and spends most of her time at home.
The first run of the animated movie "Josee, the Tiger and the Fish" will be in summer 2020. How would the two gather the threads of their story in the world of "new Josee" that has been reborn as animation? It will raise expectations for further updates.
(C) 2020 Seiko Tanabe / KADOKAWA / Josee Project
Anime movie "Josee, the Tiger and the Fish" was announced to premiere in summer 2020. In conjunction with the announcement of the movie and the comic, illustrations and commentaries from illustrator Emoto Nao, who was involved in the character draft of the movie and comic, were released.
The sci-fi comic series "Mech Cadet Yu" by Greg Pak and Miyazawa Takeshi will be adapted intoto an anime by Polygon Pictures, well known for works like "Knights of Sidonia" and "Ajin". It is scheduled to be released exclusively on Netflix under the title "MECH CADETS" in 2023.
The anime "MECH CADETS" is set on Earth after an attack by an alien species. Stanford Yu, a boy who works at a military academy, becomes the pilot of a giant robot and fights against the alien species along with his friends.
With full cooperation from Boom! Studios, the publisher of "Mech Cadet Yu", Polygon Pictures will be producing the animation. And the scriptwriter/executive producer will be Aaron Lam from "Spartacus: Gods of the Arena" and "Ash vs Evil Dead".
"MECH CADETS" is scheduled to be released exclusively on Netflix in 2023.
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"Polygon Picture" Executive Producer Jack Liang
We believe it is important for us as a studio based in Tokyo to have a diverse team working together to create a story that embodies Japanese art. Based on our mission to "deliver unprecedented work in exceptional quality", we are truly grateful to be able to work along with talented staff, such as general director Awa Patrick Tohru and scriptwriter/executive producer Aaron Lam, and adapt the amazing story of "Mech Cadet Yu", created by Greg Pak, Miyazawa Takeshi, and Boom! Studios, into an anime. We're also honored to be working with Netflix, who made it possible for us to bring this story to life. I hope that this show will inspire future storytellers around the world.
The TV anime "The Great Jahy Will Not Be Defeated!" was announced to start on July 31. The show will be broadcast in ABC TV's anime slot "ANiMAZiNG!!!" for 2 cours. Information about cast members including Oozoara Naomi and Kayano Ai was also released.
"The Great Jahy Will Not Be Defeated!" is originally a manga by Konbu Wakame serialized in "Monthly Gangan Joker".
Jahy was the second-in-command of the Demon Realm and was looked up to by everyone in the Demon Realm. One day, she was raided by a magical girl and was blown off to the human world. With her mystic gem, which was the source of her magical power, destroyed, her power and beauty have all gone away. Now she's become a tiny and cute girl living a poor life in a small room with no bath. The cute "Demon Realm Revival Comedy" will surely put tears in your eyes.
A key visual drawn by character designer/general art director Nakajiki Saori has been released. The visual depicts the cute and cheerful life of Jahy and the unique characters surrounding her.
Information about the cast members was also released. Oozora Naomi as Jahy, Kayano Ai as the Store Manager, Hikasa Youko as the Landlord, Hanazawa Kana as Druj, Komatsu Mikako as Salwa, Uesaka Sumire as the Magical Girl, and Ogura Yui as Kokoro.
The TV anime "The Great Jahy Will Not Be Defeated!", will be broadcast in the "ANiMAZiNG!!" slot of ABC TV and other TV Asahi related channels (24 channels) from Saturday, July 31, 2021.
(C) Wakame Konbu / SQUARE ENIX
(C) Konbu Wakame / SQUARE ENIX, "The Great Jahy Will Not Be Defeated!" Production Committee
“Komi can’t communicate," will be adapted into an anime in October 2021. Koga Aoi will play the role of Komi Shouko, Kajiwara Gakuto will play the role of Tadano Hitohito, and Murakawa Rie will play the role of Osana Najimi.
The original story of "Komi can’t communicate" is a "communicative disease" comedy serialized in "Weekly Shonen Sunday" by Oda Tomohito, which has sold over 5 million copies in total.
The story is about a first year high school student, Komi Shouko, who is a beautiful girl who everyone looks up to, but her face freezes up when she tries to talk to other people because of her extreme communicable disease, and she struggles to achieve her goal of “making 100 friends”.
Along with the decision to make an anime adaptation, a teaser visual, a teaser PV, and information on the main cast and staff have been released.
Koga Aoi will be playing the role of Komi Shouko, Kajiwara Gakuto will be playing the role of Tadano Hitohito, and Murakawa Rie will be playing the role of Osana Najimi, Ayumi Watanabe of "Koi wa Ameagari no Yoni" will be the general director, Issei Kawagoe of "Bungo to Alchemist: Gears of Judgement" will be the director, and the series composition will be Akao Deko of "I shaved. And then I brought a high school girl home."; character design by Nakajima Atsuko of "Tokyo Ghoul: re"; and animation production by O.L.M.
"Komi can’t communicate” will start airing on TV Tokyo and other stations in October 2021.
In addition, a campaign is currently underway on the official Twitter page, where three winners will be chosen by lottery to receive a reproduction of the congratulatory illustration by the original author, Oda Tomohito.
Komi Shouko (CV. Koga Aoi)
Komi can’t communicate.
She looks like a beautiful girl that everyone turns to, but she finds it extremely difficult to communicate and when she tries to talk to others, her face freezes up with nervousness and she thinks about how to talk to them and what to do afterwards. But the truth is, she wants to talk to people. Her dream is to “make 100 friends”.
Q1: What was your impression of this work?
First of all, when I picked up the book, I saw the title and the cover picture and thought, "Oh, there's something about this girl." The cover alone had an impact that piqued my interest.
The title, ""Komi can’t communicate," I thought it was interesting that there was a catchphrase which made it easy to understand what kind of girl the character was. I could relate to the realism of the situations that many of us experienced during our school days, and I found myself reading on and on.
There are a lot of characters with strong "personalities" in this work, the parts that I tend to think negatively about, or that I don't want people to see or know about, are portrayed as positive.
I thought it was a work that made me think, "Maybe I can accept this kind of me..." and gave me the courage to push those who are troubled.
Q2: What is your impression of the character you play and how enthusiastic are you about the role?
From the side, she is a cool, beautiful woman who everyone admires. However, in reality, she is not very good at communicating, and when people talk to her, she scares them even though she never meant to. She was confused, and even though she really wanted to get along with them, she couldn't get the words out. The more I got to know her, the more I felt that way, and the more I fell in love with her. (laughs)
I will do my best to portray her moving forward slowly but firmly, step by step, and to convey her thoughts and warmth in a few words.
Tadano Hitohito (CV. Kajiwara Gakuto)
Tadano-kun is just a person.
His goal is to read the atmosphere around him so that his "normal" self doesn't stand out in the class, and to live his high school life without any disturbance. However, he seems to be very good at understanding people's feelings, and sees that Komi can’t communicate, so he becomes her "first friend.
Q1: What is your impression of this film?
Komi is really adorable... as I read the original story I'm always struck by how she gradually expresses her emotions even though she's clumsy! In addition to Komi, all the other characters have distinct personalities, which reminds me of my own high school days, and I can't help but fantasize about how happy my student life would be if I had such friends around me... (laughs) I especially like seeing them at seasonal school events, festivals, and other events, and I can't help but cry as I read them, thinking about my school days that I can't go back to...! And personally, the covers are always too beautiful! I'm so impressed! Thank you so much, Oda-sensei!
Q2: What is your impression of the character you are going to play and what is your enthusiasm for the role?
I think that Hitohito is a boy who has the goodness of being normal! He was a little naughty in junior high school, but once he sees it objectively, he becomes normal. It reminds me of my own school days. (laughs) I actually once tried to be a little naughty, but then I realized how naughty I was and went back to normal, so I felt sympathy for him while reading! But I'm very communicative myself, so I admire people who treat me like a normal person like Hitohito-kun.
Every time I read it, I fall in love with it, so I'll do my best to play it charmingly!
Osana Najimi (CV. Murakawa Rie)
Osana Najimi is familiar.
She is Tadano-kun's childhood friend. Or rather, she is a childhood friend to everyone. Her communication skills are so high that she can get along with anyone in a matter of minutes, but she seems to have a hard time with Komi because of their "past relationship". She usually wears a skirt and dresses as a "female student," but she used to wear a school run and dress as a "male student" until middle school. Her gender is no longer known.
Q1: What is your impression of this work?
As I was cackling and laughing at the funny gags, I felt that one of the appealing aspects of the film was that it depicted human relationships in such a way that tears of laughter turned into tears of emotion, and that these human relationships were carefully drawn. I think we all want to watch Komi achieve her dreams, but I also think there is a real pleasure in watching her grow up.
Q2: What is your impression of the character you are going to play and what is your enthusiasm for the role?
I will be playing the role of Osana Najimi, a strong character with special abilities who has a mysterious side but also possesses tremendous communication skills. Although she is such a strong character, she fits in so well with everyone that she is everyone's childhood friend, so I hope I can bring out the best of her. I haven't recorded yet, so I don't know how it will turn out, but I'm very happy to be involved in "Komi can’t communicate.” I'll do my best so that everyone can enjoy it!
(C) Oda Tomohito, Shogakukan/Itan Private High School
The movie of the puppet anime "Pui Pui Molcar" has been decided. The film "Tobidase! Narase! Pui Pui Molcar" will be released on July 22, 2021 for 2 weeks. The poster visual has been released as well.
"Pui Pui Molcar" takes place in a world where the guinea pigs become a vehicle, and it depicts the achievement of the healing type car "Molcar". The broadcast started in January 2021, and it has become a hot topic on social networks.
The movie will be a marathon of the 12 episodes of the anime in 3D and MX4D (certain theatres will be in 2D). With this, you will be able to see the brilliance of their big, round eyes as well as experience their fluffy fur. It was also decided that "Narase! Molcar Ball", a ball with the design of the characters that will give out a sound, will be given as the audience novelty.
The comments from the director and script writer, Misato Tomoki have been released.
"Tobidase! Narase! Pui Pui Molcar" will be released on July 22, 2021 for two weeks.
Director Tomoki's Comments
I can't believe that the Pui Pui Molcar, which was created as a corner in a children program, will get a 3D and MX4D screening in the theatres!
I believe that you will be able to enjoy this work more with Molcars jumping out of the big screen and making the "Pui Pui" sound together with everyone. I am looking forward to the film together with all of you.
(C) Misato Tomoki JGH, Shin-Ei Animation/ Molcars
It has been about 3 months since the release of "Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon a Time" on March 8, 2021. To express the gratitude for all people who came to watch it, three big services from June 12, 2021, including the distribution of a prequel-manga for "Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo", will be held.
"Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon a Time" is the latest and final movie in the "Rebuild of Evangelion" series, following ":Evangelion: 1.0 You Are (Not) Alone.", "Evangelion: 2.0 You Can (Not) Advance.", and "Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo.", that have been releasing since 2007. As of June 5, 2021, the box office revenue exceeded 8.65 million yen and the number of spectators exceeded 5.67 million, and it continues to set the highest record in the "Evangelion" series and even in the list of works directed by Anno Hideaki.
This time, since the end of the movie theater screening period is approaching, to express the gratitude for all people who came to watch it, a present for visitors, a new version screening, and the event in Dolby Cinema have been announced.
The booklet "Official Sasa 36P Booklet 'EVA-EXTRA-EXTRA'", created by the people who participated in this work, will be distributed to a total of 1 million people nationwide as a present for visitors. This is a must-have for fans, including a manga-prequel to "Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo.", which has never been revealed before, and a lot of contributions drawn by the creators.
Moreover, hoping to make the main movie video even more adjusted, some cutscenes were replaced. It will be screened as the "Evangelion: 3.0+1.01 Thrice Upon a Time" version. In addition, the screening at Dolby Cinema at T-Joy Yokohama, MOVIX Saitama and 6 other theaters has been announced.
"Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon a Time." is currently on screens at theaters nationwide. Each of the three services will be available from June 12, 2021.
"Mr. Fesmatsu '21", a special event to commemorate the release of Blu-ray＆DVD of the TV anime "Mr. Osomatsu" season 3, was held at Nakano Sunplaza, Tokyo, on June 6, 2021. In the event, new anime series and theatrical film were announced.
"Mr. Fesmatsu '21" was the 3rd event, following "Mr. Fesmatsu '16" to commemorate "Mr. Osomatsu" Season 1, and "Mr. Fesmatsu '18" to commemorate Season 2. Same as the last time, event composition and screenplay were handled by Matsubara Shu, who is in charge of series composition for the main series, and Yamamoto Kazutomi, who played the role of "Omusubi", a set of identical robot twins that started showing up in Season 3, appeared for the first time, as well as the sextuplets. A total of 13 cast members gathered together.
The event started with the opening remarks by Governor Jushimatsu, Played by Ono Daisuke, who appeared in "Tidbits Collection 3", episode 7 of Season 3. The audience was cracked up by cryptic remarks just like in the episode, and straight reactions by Sakurai Takahiro as MC. After the opening, a total of 13 cast members finally appeared, including Sakurai Takahiro, who played the role of Osomatsu. As the audience was not allowed to speak out loud, they welcomed them with glow sticks and applause.
The event consists of a lot of programs, including "Furikaeri-matsu", a talk session to look back on Season 3, "Shin Kobore Banashi-shu (New Tidbits Collection)", reading of a work newly written by Matsubara Shu, a dance show by the sextuplets in costumes, and "Kasege! Mutsugo Derby (Let's make money! Sextuplets Derby)", a mini gamble game inspired by "Casino", which is featured in the event visual. In "Furikaeri-matsu", each cast talked about a memorable episode of Season 3. Funny behind-the-scenes stories were revealed by them.
At the end of the daytime section, commemorating that this year hits the 6th anniversary, it has been announced that "Mr. Osomatsu" new anime series will be produced, and that two theatrical films will be shown in 2022 and 2023 for a limited period. The atmosphere reached the climax to hear the wonderful news.
Sakurai Takahiro, who plays the role of Osomatsu, the oldest of sextuplets, left some comments for the theatrical films: "I would say thank you to everyone for supporting us to hold such a wonderful event. As I wanted to make a hopeful announcement for the fans that came all the way to this event, so I did it! We have just made an announcement, so we have no other choice but to act on our words, so please look forward to a great scenario!"
At the ending, all the cast and sextuplets in costumes made a pose "Sheeh!", and came to an end in warm applause.
(C)Akatsuka Fujio / Mr. Osomatsu Production Committee
The second season of the TV anime "By the Grace of the Gods", which was broadcast from October 2020, is now in production. To commemorate this, a congratulatory illustration from character designer Deguchi Kaho has arrived.
In this work, Takebayashi Ryoma, a 39-year-old single salaryman working as a system engineer at a black company, meets a tragic end in his apartment alone. Ryoma is summoned to heaven, but the God of Creation, Goddess of Love, and God of Life ask for his cooperation, and he is reincarnated in another world as a child. Surrounded by kind people, Ryoma's days are filled with fun, and a fantasy of a slow life in a different world is depicted.
At the end of the first season, Eliaria, played by Kuwahara Yuuki, went to school in the royal capital and said goodbye to Ryoma, played by Tadokoro Azusa, promising to meet him again in three years. What kind of slow life will Ryoma lead with the slimes in the second season, and how will the slow life in another world continue to attract attention?
More information about the second season of the TV anime "By the Grace of the Gods" will be announced at a later date.
(C) Roy, Hobby Japan / "By the Grace of the Gods" Production Committee
The latest animation of "Pokemon", "Yume no Tsubomi" has been released on the YouTube channel of "Pokemon Kids TV". The director is Yamashita Shingo, continuing his role from "Pokemon: Twilight Wings" and the animation is by Studio Colorido.
This work is released as the 3rd "Poketoon" series on Pokémon official YouTube channel, "Pokemon Kids TV". It is depicted from the view of the parents and child before the start of the journey as a Pokémon trainer.
The animation is handled by Studio Colorido, which had handled "Penguin Highway", and "A Whisker Away" while the director is Yamashita Shingo, who had handled the anime "Pokemon: Twilight Wings" that takes place in the same setting as "Pokemon Sword and Shield". The comments from Yamashita have been released.
The latest animation of "Pokemon", "Yume no Tsubomi” is currently available on the YouTube channel of "Pokemon Kids TV".
Comments from the general director Yamashita Shingo
I will be handling the animation series of Pokémon after the "Pokemon: Twilight Wings" series. Regardless of the work, I'm trying my best in directing each episode so that the thoughts of "I want to watch more of this world setting and characters!" will appear. Please look forward to this work.
（C）2021 Pokémon. （C）1995-2021 Nintendo/Creatures Inc./GAME FREAK inc.
A new anime "Given: Uragawa no Sonzai", which depicts the story of Mafuyu and Ritsuka behind the scenes in "Given" (movie), has been announced along with a live-action drama adaptation.
"Given" is a BL manga by Kizu Natsuki serialized in Shinshokan's "Chéri+" since the 2013 Spring Issue. Centering on the four members of a rock band, the popular series depicts their love lives and their growth. It was initially broadcast in Fuji TV's "Noitamina" slot from July to September 2019, and "Given" (film) was released in August 2020.
The new anime "Given: Uragawa no Sonzai" depicts the high school student members Mafuyu and Ritsuka facing their own problems and supporting each other, behind the conflicts between Haruki, Akihiko, and Ugetsu.
The key visual featuring the two of them playing music on the school's stairs with a gentle light cast on them symbolizes the relationship between them.
It was also announced that a live-action drama will be created for the video streaming service FOD. Uenoyama Ritsuka will be played by Suzuki Jin, Satou Mafuyu by Sanari, Kaji Akihiko by Inowaki Kai, and Nakayama Haruki by Yanagi Shuntarou. The show is scheduled to be released on FOD at 12:00 a.m. on July 17 (JST).
The new anime "Given: Uragawa no Sonzai" will be included in the bonus DVD of the limited edition of the"Given" manga vol. 7, which will be released on December 1, 2021.
(C) Kizu Natsuki, Shinshokan / Given Production Committee
(C) Kizu Natsuki, Shinshokan / Fuji Television
Vol. 1 and 2 of the Japanese version of the Chinese BL Fantasy novel "Mo Dao Zu Shi" was released on May 27, 2021.
"Mo Dao Zu Shi" is originally a BL novel by Mo Xiang Tong Xiu, serialized on a Chinese website from 2015. A Japanese dubbed version of the TV anime was broadcast from January 2021.
Wei Wuxian, who was once feared by the people as having fallen into the path of evil, lost everything and died a violent death. 13 years later, he was summoned into another person's body and unexpectedly returns to this world. He hides his true identity and wants to leave his past behind, but is reunited with his rival Lan Wangji, who he competed against in both sports and studies.
The free-spirited Wei Wuxian and the well-mannered, silent Lan Wangji. Wei Wuxian remembers constantly clashing with Lan Wangji in their past lives, but for some reason, he doesn't level his side...
A special first-edition version of the Japanese version of "Mo Dao Zu Shi" vol. 1 was also released. It comes with a collection of illustrations, acrylic panels, and other items.
"Mo Dao Zu Shi" Japanese version has the first two volumes released. The regular version is priced at 1,600 JPY (tax excluded) and the special first-edition version is priced at 7,200 JP (tax included).
(C) Mo Xiang Tong Xiu / Qian Er Bai / Beijing Jinjiang Original Network Technology Co., Ltd. / Frontier Works Inc.
Ito Miku, a voice actress, appeared in a live-action & two-dimensional PV of "'Rouhou' Ore no Iinazuke ni Natta Jimiko, Ie dewa Kawaii Shikanai (My Plain-looking Fiance is Secretly Sweet With Me)", a romance light novel, which is being published by Fantasia Bunko.
"My Plain-looking Fiance is Secretly Sweet With Me" is a light novel written by Hidaka Yuu, which is being published by Fantasia Bunko. There are currently two issues.
The PV follows the sweet life of the protagonist Sakata Yuuichi and the heroine Watanae Yuuka who live together, and also features live-action scenes where Ito Miku reproduces famous scenes from the work. The video is full of attractions of both illustrations and live-action scenes, which makes it an unparalleled PV for a light novel.
Also, comments from Ito Miku about the story and attractions of "My Plain-looking Fiance is Secretly Sweet With Me" are also available.
The 1st key visual of "World of Leadale", where the TV anime adaptation was just announced released, has been released. The key visual has depicted the high elf, Cayna and the daughter of the inn owner, Lytt.
"World of Leadale" is based on the same-name light novel written by Ceez and illustrated by Tenmaso.
Due to an accident, the young girl, "Kagami Keina" has to rely on the life-supporting system to stay alive and she is only able to move freely in the VRMMORPG "Leadale". One day, she lost her life due to the failure of the life-supporting system.
However, Keina found that she is in the 200 years after “Leadale” when she woke up. Then, she interacts with the residents in the world as the high elf "Cayna" with the lost skill and over-limit status. The "children" that she once created were among the residents.
This is the start of the relaxing adventure of the young girl that reincarnated in the game world with the unique companions.
In the first key visual, the relaxing appearance of the high elf, Cayna, who possessed the cheat level strength after being reincarnated in the game world, and the daughter of the inn owner, Lytt, who respect Cayna as an "elder sister", can be seen.
The broadcast date and the information on the cast members for the TV anime "World of Leadale" will be announced soon.
(C) 2021 Ceez, Tenmaso/ KADOKAWA/ Leadale Production Committee
"Night Head 2041" is scheduled to start in July 2021. Ahead of the anime broadcast, information about the project's development in various media has been announced.
"Night Head" is a TV drama from 1992, the shocking title fascinated many fans and earned a cult following. The title will be brought back after almost 30 years as an original anime "Night Head 2041", with Iida Jouji, the director of the TV drama, as the scriptwriter.
The new "Night Head" depicts the conflict between the Kirihara brothers, Naoto and Naoya, who suffer from being psychics and wander around to find a place they belong, and the Kuroki brothers, Takuya and Yuuya, who belong to the national security force and hunt down the Kirihara brothers.
Information about the "Night Head 2041" project's development in various media has been announced ahead of the anime broadcast.
The manga "Night Head 2041" will start its serialization on Yanmaga Web from April 28, drawn by the up-and-coming illustrator, Ogawa Kei. An illustration featuring the Kirihara nad Kuroki brothers was also released in advance.
Also, the novel "Night Head 2041" by the draft/story editor of the anime, Iida Jouji (cooperation: Azusa Kawato) has also been announced.
And a stageplay adaptation is also in process.
TV anime "Night Head 2041" will be broadcast on Fuji TV "+Ultra" and other channels from July 2021.
(C) Iida Jouji / Night Head 2041 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.