December 6, 2019 By: MoA (Translated by KWANNON & Porew ), 365 views
“planetarian” OVA Edition Project May Receive the ‘Go Ahead’ by Reaching the Target Funds of 30 Million Yen!
In commemoration of the 15th anniversary of the “planetarian” series, crowd funding for a spin-off manga version of the drama CD, “Snow Globe”, is set to reach the target funding of 30 million yen in just two more days.
In commemoration of the 15th anniversary of the “planetarian” series, crowd funding aiming to visualization of spin-off novel “Snow Globe”, is set to reach the target funding of 30 million yen in just two more days. The OVA project is going ahead. Also, if the funds reach 40 million yen, there will be an extended anime series and in the case that the funds raise higher still, there is talk of more to come.
The “planetarian” series was created on the 29th of November, 2004 and has since seen the creation of the 2016 anime “planetarian: The Reverie of a Little Planet” and live action anime, “planetarian: Hoshi no Hito”. Even after the movie was released and screened in planetariums around the country it is still increasing in support.
Now the new anime, “planetarian: Snow Globe”, will be a prelude to the main story. In an era where humanity’s fascination with space travel is coming to an end. Hanabishi department store and planetarium hall companion robots “Hoshi no Yumemi” continue to abandon their workplace and ignore business orders. That is the origin of Yumemi’s ‘promise’ that occurred 10 years before.
As for the production staff, the previous director, Naokatsu Tsuda will act as supervisor. Furthermore, the character designer, Hitomi Taketomi, screenplay Yaskawa Shogo and many other staff involved in the previous work have decided to participate.
Animation production will be handled by Studio Occult Novole, which was newly launched by the staff of David Production who produced the distributed and theatrical version of “planetarian”.
“‘Planetarian 15th Anniversary’ Snow Globe OVA Edition Project” is currently being carried out on the limited edition website.
Maeda Jun, who produced 『AIR』, 『CLANNAD』, 『Little Buster! 』, 『Angel Beats!』, and other anime, is involved with a brand new game for the first time in 13 years. The new game 『Heaven Burns Red』 by Key×WFS has started development.
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 latest collaboration goods from the 3 brands: "Evangelion e:PROJECT", "EVANGELION SPORTS", and "Evangelion Racing", which incorporate the world setting of "Evangelion", have appear in the crowdfunding service "Makuake". Each of the project has started at 11AM, on November 16, 2020.
The crowdfunding for the following 3 collaboration project have started.
1. "Project Name: Generic Device Type Standee Formation of e:PROJECT Original Model" by the e-Sports brand "EVANGELION e:Project" and the smartphone & laptop standee "MOFT".
2. "Project Name: Power Overflowing! Comfortable & Easy to Use Skateboard Elos EVA Sports" by the sports brand "EVANGELION SPORTS" and easy to use skateboard brand "Elos" from California.
3. "Project Name: EVA RACING x eShades Photochromic Sunglasses with Instant Transition" by the racing team "Evangelion Racing" and the photochromic sunglasses with instant transition brand "eShade".
"Project Name: Generic Device Type Standee Formation of e:PROJECT Original Model" is the pride laptop & smartphone standee that is the thinnest among all the models of "e:Project"
"Project Name: Power Overflowing! Comfortable & Easy to Use Skateboard Elos EVA Sports" is a skateboard that even a beginner can feel the power and liveliness of an Eva when using it to commute to work/ school or to stroll.
"Project Name: EVA RACING x eShades Photochromic Sunglasses with Instant Transition" is the photochromic sunglasses with instant transition with the "Evangelion Racing" specification, and the darkness of lens will get be adjusted automatically in 0.1 seconds from the light sensor.
Each of the project are in "Keep-it-All" basis, so regardless of whether the target amount was achieved or not, your support will be acknowledged provided the payment was made before January 30, 2021 (the last day of the project).
Detailed information can be found on "Makuake Evangelion Special Article" webpage.
Studio Live, an old-established anime production studio known for ”Mashin Hero Wataru"'s design, marked 1st anniversary on cloud funding started to create an original animation.
Studio Live started the cloud funding called "Studio Live☆Fun Club" in Nov. 2019. They provided a postcard and original autograph board based on the imageboard following the original anime's plot as an every-month gift, and they continue to increase the applicants every month.
They created character design, setting, the construction of the world's view, and basic scenario together with the participants.
Moreover, as the collaboration with music providing service "with+m", the studio received the theme song, and they seem to progress step by step toward the completion of the project.
They decided to provide the original illustration collection written by CEO Kamishina Hiroshi and other studio members as the commemoration for 1st anniversary to the participants in order to appreciate and ask for continuing support for the project.
In addition, the live painting of the 1st-anniversary illustration will be held at official YouTube Live, which is held every month. This 1st-anniversary illustration will be used as the returned product for November's postcard, and this postcard will have a foil stamping on the logo as a special feature.
The start of Animate Ltd.'s crowdfunding service "Sore Osu" was announced in November 5, 2020.
"Sore Osu" is a crowdfunding service that is produced by the anime news website "Animate Times".
Animate, which has a profound knowledge of anime business and marketing will fully support each project in reaching theirs goals.
Not only will Animate Times promote the project through various media, including the publishing article, banner advertisements, social media, and email, but animate group will also support the goods sale and event as well.
Currently, the first project of "Sore Osu", a project featuring the voice actor Tanaka Yuuya, is being held.
It was decided that the anime specialized crowd-funding, "Anime Fund", to fulfill the dream of anime fan of "supporting anime", will start on Nov. 3, 2020. It will be a new method of investment for anime industry as well as a promotion platform.
"Anime Fund" aims to create a new anime culture, where fan can support their favorite anime directly and it will be a platform that will liven up the anime as it will close the distance between fan and anime industry that can't be fulfilled with the current method.
Its release was decided to fulfill the fan's need to support the work and the production company as well as a method to increase the overall profit in the anime industry.
The merits of using this service are "Anime Fund" will be supporting the anime production/ production company from the crowd-funding project till the actual production as well as the anime's promotion such as the promotion project, promotion video production and promotion in the social media.
Handling fee will only be applied on the supporting fund received from the crowd-funding.
On the other hands, the anime fan will be able to obtain the special return, including "being credit in the anime end roll", "right to participate in the limited event/ after party", and "actual draft art/ limited goods". Also, your name will remain on the web page as "remain as a status to prove the support", which is worth it.
"Anime Fund" will start on Nov. 3. Detailed information can be found at the official website.
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.