From the HIPHOP media mix project “Paradox Live”, a full length music video of the song “BaNG !!!” sung by “BAE”, one of the teams in the story, was released on YouTube.
At the same time, we received comments from cast members such as Kajiwara Gakuto who plays BAE’s Sugasano Allen, Murase Ayumu who plays Yeon Hajun, and 96neko who plays Anne Faulkner.
“Paradox Live” is set in the near future of Japan and depicts the four popular bands “BAE”, “The Cat’s Whiskers”, “cozmez”, and “Akan Yatsura” as they compete in the stage battle that is HIPHOP media mix project to win No.1.
The 14 rappers that belong to the four bands include the 12 voice actors Kajiwara Gakuto, Murase Ayumu, Takeuchi Ryota , Hayashi Yuu, Hanae Natsuki, Terashima Junta , Kobayashi Yuusuke, Toyonaga Toshiyuki, Kondou Takayuki, Toki Shunichi, Hatanaka Tasuku, Yano Shougo and the singers 96neko and Shima.
This time, the “Next Generation Charisma 3 person Unit” BAE’s music video was also released.
In the first CD recorded on the “Paradox Live Opening Show” each band had the theme of introducing themselves.“BaNG !!!” is a three man group attending the same private international university:the quarter Russian and HIPHOP geek, Sugasano Allen, the sadistic handsome Korean with a gentle smile, Yeon Hajun, and the half Japanese half English cross dresser working as a hostess, Anne Faulkner, Miss Kyaba, coordinate together to produce great performances.
“BaNG !!!” is a number that depicts self-expression freely from the perspective of the world-wide background, without being bound by a framework. One of the highlights is the rap battle of Kajiwara Gakuto and Murase Ayumu, both of whom have the background of living overseas and being fluent in English, and the melodies sung by 96neko who uses a variety of voices when he sings.
“Paradox Live”’s 1st CD “Paradox Live Opening Show” will be released on Feb. 12, 2020. Music videos of songs sung by teams other than BAE will also be released .
<The following comments are posted in full>
【Kajiwara Gakuto（Sugasano Allen）】
This was the first song I sang as a member of BAE, but the colors of the three people were so dark and well mixed together that you would believe it was the first time. When I was able to listen to the finished song, it gave me goose bumps all over. (haha)
If you listen to it in full scale, I think you will be able to understand, but it is a composition that you will never get bored of!
Please enjoy the dope world of BAE.
【Murase Ayumu（Yeon Hajun）】
It was the first time for me to try a Hip-hop song, and I was impressed by the fact that there are many places that are used in
theatrical performances, such as how you talk and memes that you would not understand unless you tried them.
In addition to being directed carefully, the music is also very cool so I’m really looking forward to you all being able to listen to it.
【96neko （Anne Faulkner）】
I play Ann Faulkner the cross dressing hostess in BAE.
The song I sang this time, “BaNG !!!” is a really nice song that is full of the coolness and personality of BAE!
I tried my hardest to seem cool like anZ when I sang and not to sing to much like either a man or a woman.
I loved the rap that 48 and SUZAKU sang together!
Please listen to it many times yourself, try to remember it so you can sing it yourself♪
The HIPHOP media mix project “Paradox Live” has started. The cast, main visual, and PV were released together, and the first CD "Paradox Live Opening Show" was also decided to be released on Feb. 12, 2020.
A new "Love Live!" series TV anime "Love Live! Super Star!!" will be broadcast on NHK E Tele from July 2021.
"Love Live" is a "School Idol Project" developing in various media, including CD releases, anime, games, and live events under the theme of "Minna de Kanaeru Monogatari" (The Story Fulfilled by Everyone)
The new series "Love Live! Super Star!!" started as a new project following μ's, Aqours, and Nijigasaki High School Idol Club in January 2020. In December 2020, the announcement of the members of the new group "Liella!" became a hot topic.
And finally, it was announced that a TV anime will be broadcast on NHK E Tele from July 2021.
In addition, the production of the first live-action promotion video by the cast members of Aqours from "Love Live! Sunshine!!" and the live concert and fan meeting of the groups from "Love Live! Nijigasaki High School Idol Club" were announced.
Check out the "Love Live!" series official website for further information.
(C) 2017 Project Love Live! Sunshine!!
(C) 2020 Project Love Live! Nijigasaki High School Idol Club
(C) Project Love Live! Super Star!!
The TV anime "Godzilla S.P 'Singular Point'" broadcast date has been decided. In addition, the key visual and the opening theme song have been announced. This work will be streamed by Netflix from March 25, 2021, and will be broadcast on TOKYO MX and other stations from April 1, 2021.
This work will be launched as a new project of "Godzilla", one of Japan's representative characters. A new original story, completely different from the previous movies, will be unfolded as a 13-episode TV animation series.
The key visual that was released shows the two main characters, Kamino Mei (CV: Miyamoto Yume) and Arikawa Yun (CV: Ishige Shoya), the "Godzilla" of this work in the center, and mysterious figures and mathematical equations, which make it look like both a new and retro like Godzilla poster back in Showa period.
In addition, BiSH, who has been currently dominating the domestic and international scenes, has been chosen as the opening theme song artist for this work, and their newly written new song "in case..." has been used as the opening theme song. Comments from BiSH members Sentochihiro Chicchi have also arrived.
"Godzilla S.P. 'Singular Point" will start airing on TOKYO MX and other stations from April 1, 2021.
Comments from Sentochihiro Chicchi (BiSH)
We are very happy to announce that BiSH is in charge of the opening theme song for "Godzilla S.P Singular Point" and I feel it has a major significance for us.
I've loved "Godzilla" since I was a little girl because it gave me the thrill of the unknown.
We want to deliver the music with this story that is about to move into a new era and the thoughts of the young people as the strongest production team gathered their thoughts. We, BiSH, would like to overturn the irresistible future together. Thank you very much.
ー Sentochihiro Chicchi (BiSH)
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The "Hypnosis Mic: Division Rap Battle" live event, "Hypnosis Mic: Division Rap Battle 6th Live <<2nd D.R.B>>" 3rd Battle was held from 7:00 p.m. on February 21, 2021, and was exclusively streamed on "Abema PPV Online Live".
"Hypnosis Mic: Division Rap Battle 6th Live <<2nd D.R.B>>" 3rd Battle photo by Kumei Kenta / nishinaga "saicho" isao / Kobayashi Kousuku (C) Abema TV, Inc. (C) King Record Co., Ltd. All rights reserved.
In "Hypnosis Mic: Division Rap Battle 6th Live <<2nd D.R.B>>" two teams were chosen to battle each other on each day. The Osaka Division "Dotsuitare Honpo" (Iwasaki Ryouta / Kasai Keingo / Kuroda Takaya) and the Ikebukuro Division "Buster Bros!!!" (Kimura Subaru / Ishiya Haruki / Amasaki Kouhei) battled in the 1st Battle, which was streamed from 4:00 p.m. on January 31, and the Nagoya Division "Bad Ass Temple" (Hayama Shouta / Sakakibara Yuuki / Takeuchi Eiji) and the Shinjuku Division "Maternrou" (Hayami Shou / Kijima Ryuuichi / Itou Kento) battled in the 2nd Battle, which was streamed from 4:00 p.m. on February 14.
The 3rd Battle, the final battle, was the battle between the Shibuya Division "Fling Posse" (Shirai Yuuskuke / Saitou Souma / Nozuyama Yukihiro) and the Yokohama Division "Mad Trigger Crew" (Asanuma Shintarou / Komada Wataru / Kamio Shinichirou).
They fascinated the fans from the opening with an intense battle. Many fans commented in the "Abema" comments saying, "Cool, cool, Coooollllll!", "They give me the shivers!", and "Yokohama will win! Shibuya will win, too!"
You could feel the audience enjoying the live streaming as if they were "together" at an actual concert.
Hypnosis Mic: Division Rap Battle 6th Live <<2nd D.R.B>>" 3rd Battle photo by Kumei Kenta / nishinaga "saicho" isao / Kobayashi Kousuku (C) Abema TV, Inc. (C) King Record Co., Ltd. All rights reserved.
The live event started with the songs by the Division All-Stars, "Hypnosis Mic: Division Rap Battle +" and "Hypnosis Mic: Division Rap Battle Anthem +", followed by "Hypnosis Mic: Glory or Dust", the theme song of <<2nd D.B.R.>> that was released in the opening trailer the other day. The songs were special versions performed by the two teams, "Fling Posse" and "Mad Trigger Crew".
An entrance movie was played for each division's part, and the three members of each team appeared on stage. With the unique solo songs of both Shibuya and Yokohama, and the teams' songs with impressive staging that express the color of each team, the two teams performed in great coordination.
Hypnosis Mic: Division Rap Battle 6th Live <<2nd D.R.B>>" 3rd Battle Chuuouku photo by Kumei Kenta / nishinaga "saicho" isao / Kobayashi Kousuku (C) Abema TV, Inc. (C) King Record Co., Ltd. All rights reserved.
Also, in the middle of the live event, the three members of the Party of Words from Chuuouku, Kobayashi Yuu as Touhouten Otome, Takahashi Chiaki as Kadenokouji Ichijiku, and Yamamoto Nozomi as Aohitsugi Nemu, appeared on the center stage to perform their song from last year, "Femme Fatale".
Hypnosis Mic: Division Rap Battle 6th Live <<2nd D.R.B>>" 3rd Battle Fling Posse photo by Kumei Kenta / nishinaga "saicho" isao / Kobayashi Kousuku (C) Abema TV, Inc. (C) King Record Co., Ltd. All rights reserved.
Hypnosis Mic: Division Rap Battle 6th Live <<2nd D.R.B>>" 3rd Battle Mad Trigger Crew photo by Kumei Kenta / nishinaga "saicho" isao / Kobayashi Kousuku (C) Abema TV, Inc. (C) King Record Co., Ltd. All rights reserved.
The latest songs from both Shinjuku Division and Yokohama Division were also performed for the first time. "Black Journey" from "Fling Posse", which was composed by "Tanaka (former job: Boku no Lyric no Bouyomi) and "Kenkaiyoshi", and "Hunting Charm" from "Mad Trigger Crew", which was composed by "Ice Bahn" and "Dirty Orange".
They performed the battle song "Reason to Fight", which will be recorded on the CD "Hypnosis Mic: Division Rap Battle 2nd D.R.B Fling Posse VS Mad Trigger Crew" (set to be released on March 24), towards the end of the concert.
And their final intense performances for the fans watching online were a special 2-Division version of "Survival of the Illest +" and "Summit of Division".
Hypnosis Mic: Division Rap Battle 6th Live <<2nd D.R.B>>" 3rd Battle photo by Kumei Kenta / nishinaga "saicho" isao / Kobayashi Kousuku (C) Abema TV, Inc. (C) King Record Co., Ltd. All rights reserved.
The leaders of each division talked about their thoughts on the performance. Shirai Yuusuke as Amemura Ramuda, the leader of the Shibuya Division, said, "It was so fun! Today's performance was a mixture of our enjoyment and the desire to win," and Asanuma Shintarou as Aohitsugi Samatoki, the leader of the Yokohama Division, said, "Since we once lost in the battle between the Divisions, we came with our minds set to never lose again. I felt great joy to be able to deliver entertainment through the screen when not only Japan but the whole world is feeling down," closing the curtains on "Hypnosis Mic: Division Rap Battle 6th Live <<2nd D.R.B>>" 3rd Battle with its intense energy still lingering in the air.
"Hypnosis Mic: Division Rap Battle 6th Live <<2nd D.R.B>>" 3rd Battle is available on "Abema PPV Online Live" until 11:59 p.m. on February 28. The streaming ticket for the show can also be used as a vote to decide the winning team. You can vote once per ticket.
In addition, it was announced that "Hypnosis Mic: Division Rap Battle 6th Live <<2nd D.R.B>> Final Battle Shinshutsu Kekka Happyoukai" (announcement of the teams advancing to the final battle) will be exclusively streamed on "Abema Special Channel" from 7:00 p.m. on May 15, 2021. The leaders of all six Divisions get together to hear the results of the battles.
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As anime production technology has advanced in recent years, so has the quality of opening and ending theme song movies.
While some depict fight scenes, others show stylish scenes as if it is an actual music video of the artist. There are several kinds of anime opening and ending movies today.
This article picks up ending theme songs uploaded on official YouTube Channels. Ending theme songs are great ways to look for anime, in case you are worried that there are too many anime ongoing in one season.
Broadcast on Wednesdays
"Hortensia Saga" is originally an RPG for iOS/Android titled "Hortensia Saga: Knights of the Blue", which had more than 9 million downloads around the world.
Riden Film, the animation studio known for producing the opening movies of all 3 game series, "Hortensia Saga Zero", "The Heroic Legend of Arslan", and ”Blade of the Immortal", is in charge of anime production, and the anime was made into a popular fantasy story that all anime fans, not only those who had played the game before, can enjoy it.
The ending theme is "Yasou to Hakuchuumu" (Nightmares and Daydreams) by Mafumafu. The movie is like a painting on a campus that describes the ocean during sunrise and flying wings and flower petals, which implicates the emotion of the characters beautifully.
BEASTERS 2nd Season
The original work of "BEASTERS" 2nd season is the manga by Itagaki Tomoru currently serialized in "Weekly Shonen Champion".
Regoshi accepts the fact that he himself is a carnivore and takes a step forward with his love with Haru, but one day, a new danger approach to Regoshi looking toward the beginning of the new day-the shadow of the criminal involved in an unsolved murder case.
YOASOBI, the artist who "takes a novel and makes it into music", is singing not only the opening theme song, music" YOASOBI, who is singing the opening theme song is also the singer for the ending theme song. Ending theme song is "Yasashii Suisei" (A Kind Asteroid). This song was produced together with the original novel by the original author Itagaki Tomoru titled "With the Leonid Meteor Shower". (Currently available at "MUSIC" tab in the official anime website.)
This ending theme song is one of the must-watch movies that expresses the view of the anime wonderfully.
Broadcast on Thursdays
Dr. STONE 2nd Season
The original work of "Dr. STONE" is the craft adventure manga by Itagaki Riichirou and Boich serialize on "Weekly Shonen Jump". (Shueisha)
After thousands of years had passed since all human beings are turned into stone by a mysterious power...a science lover Senkuu wakes up in the stone world, where all cultures and civilization are destroyed, and attempts to recreate civilization again with super scientific knowledge and powers.
The ending theme song is "Koe?" (Voice?) by Hatena. The movie begins with the evolutionof humankind, going through the birth of Ishigami Senkuu, his childhood, him turning into stone, until his current situation. The vivid colors at the end of the video seem to connect us to the excitement of the next week's anime broadcast.
Promised Neverland Season 2
"Promised Neverland" is the dark fantasy written by Shirai Kaiu and drawn by Idemizu Poska, which was serialized in "Weekly Shonen Jump" from 2016 to 2020.
The story is about the orphans, including the protagonist Emma, as they struggle against their harsh fate to reach for hope, regardless of the difficult situations that they are put in. The 1st season of the anime was broadcast in 2019 on "Noitamina" (Fuji TV).
The ending theme song is "Mahou" (Magic) by Myuk. The movie displays beautiful nature such as snow, rain, a starry sky, a glassland, etc...with Sonju and Mujika, together with relaxing music. There were also some "neat" touches for the fans, such as a moment where one of the characters was depicted only in a back view.
The Quintessential Quintuplets ∬ (2nd Season)
"The Quintessential Quintuplets ∬" was originally the romance and comedy manga by Haruba Negi, which was serialized in "Weekly Shonen Jump".
Fuutarou has a mission as the part-time tutor to salvage the beautiful quintuplets from "dropping out" and "tendency to skip studying" up to the point that all 5 can graduate . He becomes close friends with them through several events during the school camp. New obstacles approach him although he swears to continue his job. Moreover, the "girl of the photo", whom Fuutarou loved for the first time, appears, and...
"Hatsukoi" (The First Love) by Quintuplets of Nakano Family (Hanazawa Kana, Taketatsu Ayana, Itou Miku, Sakrua Ayane, and Minase Inori) is the ending theme song. A change from the glamorous scene with flower petals flying in the background to a simple white background with close-ups of each character's serious expression is very compelling..
Broadcast on Fridays
So I'm a Spider, So What?
The original work of "So I'm a Spider, So What?" is the novel which has sold 3 million copies and 500 million views. (Sum of paperback and e-book)
A high school girl "I" was suddenly reborn in a fantasy world as a spider and survives in a dungeon with dangerous monsters together with unbelievable optimism and human wisdom.
"I" (CV: Yuuki Aoi) sings "Cheer Up! The Theme Song of Kumoko-san" as the ending theme song. The music provides the opportunity to enjoy the calls of an idol concert through the speedy tempo in the back. Moreover, Yuuki Aoi expresses the multiple emotions of the character with her great skills.
Jujutsu Kaisen 2nd Half
The original work of "Jujutsu Kaisen" is the manga by Akutami Gege serialized in "Weekly Shonen Jump".
Itadori Yuuji, a high school student with surprising physical ability, was spending his days quietly, but one day, eats a special ranked curse "a finger of Ryoumen Sukuna" to save his friend being attacked by "Curse" and now has to share his body with "Ryoumen Sukuna". He then enters "Tokyo Metropolitan Curse Technical College" on the recommendation of the strongest sorcerer Gojou Satoru.
The ending theme song is "give it back" by Co shu Nie. The movie captures a slice of life, where the protagonist Itadori Yuuji takes photos with his smartphone. This is a rare composition that allows viewers to experience the expressions and distance that only friends can show.
Broadcast on Saturdays
Cells at Work! BLACK
The original work of "Cells at Work! BLACK" is the spin-off manga of "Cells at Work!", which mainly depicts the unknown support by body cells, including red blood cells and white blood cells.
The anime mainly picks up on the severe working conditions of the workers in a body which experiences "overdrinking", "smoking", and "lack of sleep".
"Ue wo Muite Hakobou with Sekkekyuu & Hakkekyuu" (Deliver Them with Your Heads Up by Red Blood Cell and White Blood Cell) is the ending theme song by POLYSICS and Red Blood Cell (CV; Enoki Junya) and White Blood Cell (CV: Hikasa Youko) also sings the song. Many characters and various working environments are shown in the 90 seconds, recreating the world view of the anime itself.
Starting from Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021
TVThe anime "Horimiya" is based on the manga by HERO Hagiwara Daisuke. "The sparkling soda-like school life" of the protagonist Hori Kyouko and her classmate Miyamura Iori at Katagiri High School are the main focus of the anime.
The ending theme song is "Yakusoku" (Promise) by Friends, the group band made up of 5 boys and girls. The deformed Hori Kyouko and Miyamura Iori appear in the movie. An ordinary daily routine, from waking up in the morning to sleeping in the night, are shown with pop and cute colors.
World Trigger 2nd Season
"World Trigger is the scientific action manga by Ashihara Daisuke in "Weekly Shonen Jump" and "Jump SQ.". Season 1 was broadcast from Oct. 5, 2014 to Apr. 3, 2016 (73 episodes) and the upcoming season 2 will depict "Galopra Arc", where a planet nation "Galopra" attacks the Border Head Quarter, and "B-Rank Arc", where B-rank characters fight.
"Mirai Eigou" (Forevermore) by Kami wa Saikoro wo Furanai is the ending theme song. The growth of the characters are neatly described through the expression of a black-and-white world gradually gains color as it is connected into one whole world.
Anime "World Trigger" 2nd Season
Starting from Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021 on TV Asahi related channels
Broadcast from 1:30 AM every Saturday on "NUMAnimation"
Dr. Ramune: Mysterious Disease Specialist
"Dr. Ramune: Mysterious Disease Specialist" is the mysterious medical fantasy manga by Ahou Toro currently serialized in "Magazine Pocket".
The story is set in a world where the people suffer from "mysterious diseases" after a ghost enters the bodies weakened from stress and anxiety, and the main character doctor Ramune and his disciple Kuro strives to help the patients.
"Arcacia" by saji is the ending theme song. In contrast to speedy opening theme song movie, this movie mainly focuses on the relationship between Ramune and Kuro using a medium ballad.
Pale coloring and music allows the fans to enjoy the atmosphere once again.
"SK∞" is the original animation by the director Utsumi Hiroko (known for "Free!" and "BANANA FISH"), scriptwriter Ookouchi Ichirou (Known for "Rellouch the Rebellion"), the character designer Chiba Doutoku ("Mobile Suit Gundam: Orphens of the Iron Blood"), and the animation studio Bonzu ("My Hero Acadmia").
It depicts the skateboard battles among unique skateboarders, including the protagonist Koyomi, who are haunted by the secret non-rule racing taking place at a closed mine.
The anime is summarized with the song "Infinity" by Yuuri. The ending movie shows the skateboard life of the characters. Comical designs are adopted so that uniqueness of each character could be found in a few cuts. Also, the back view of Koyomi and Ranga at the end of the video and the freshness of the music give a sense of the "youthfulness" of the work.
Broadcast on Sundays
Jobless Reincarnation: I Will Seriously Try If I Go to Another World
"Jobless Reincarnation: I Will Seriously Try If I Go to Another World" is originally the pioneer of the "Narou-type novel", by "Rifujin na Mago no Te", which is currently serialized in the novel posting website called "Shousetsuka ni Narou" (Let's Become a Novelist!) from 2012.
One day a 34-year old jobless man dies from a car accident and is reincarnated into another world with swords and magic. The man receives the name Rudeus and tries to live "up to his fullest" with his regrets and memories from the time when he was jobless.
Oohara Yuiko sings "Only" for the anime. Beautiful nature of wonderful gardens, a light shower into a forest covered with snow, a glassland covered in rain, etc. with the sad face of the protagonist Rudeus.
Attack on Titan The Final Season
The original work of "Attack on Titan" is the manga by Isoyama Hajime, which is currently serialized in "Bessatsu Shonen Magazine" (Kodansha).
This anime is about the continuing warfare between humans and mysterious creatures called "titans". Season 1 to 3 was produced by WIT STUDIO but the final season will be produced by MAPPA, the animation studio known for "Jujutsu Kaisen" and "Taisou Samurai".
The ending theme song is "Shougeki" (Shock) by Andou Hiroko. Compared to the opening theme song, the ending theme song movie focuses on the "characters". Many fans currently talk about the true meaning hidden in this movie with Falco and birds. What is the hidden message? This raises expectation more toward the climax.
TV anime "Attack on Titan" The Final Season
Starting in NHK Sougou from 12:10 AM on Sundays.
Mo Dao Zu Shi
"Mo Dao Zu Shi" is the boys-love novel by Mo Xiang Tong Xiu serialized on Chinese websites. The views of the video already reached 11 billion views, and the Japanese adaption has also been decided.
"A battle of sunray", the warfare to bring down the tyrant Kiyama Onshi, is now over. Wei Wuxian now facing the collapse of himself from using a power that is not suitable for him, but Wei Wuxian comes back due to a curse curse 13 years later and reencounters his friend Lan Xichen. Then, the beginning of all the stories goes back to their childhood, and...
The ending theme song is "Kiro" (The Season Road) by Aimer. The characters in the grand nature of Chine are depicted in the movie. A godlike beautify will be delivered with unique voice of Aimer, making the scenes even more attracting.
The January issue of the magazine Animedia was shipped on Dec. 10 with the illustration "Akudama Drive X Danganronpa 10th ANNIVERSARY"on the cover. It starts with a special report in the opening pages, and "Paradox Live" featured on the back cover.
The magazine features a celebratory Illustration by Komatsuzaki Rui titled "Akudama Drive X Danganronpa 10th ANNIVERSARY", used on the cover, and a special report for the opening page titled "Hikari to Kage ga Shissou suru Sekai ni Crazy for you!" (Crazy for you in a world where light and shadows race).
From the media mix project "Paradox Live", the 4 members of The Cat's Whisker are featured on the back cover. An interview between Takeuchi Ryota and Terajima Junta was also featured.
The column "Mo~tto Shiritai! Oshougatsu Tettei Chousa~Toshi no Hajime ni Dou Sugosu?~"(I wanna know more! New Year's Thorough Survey ~How Will You Spend It?~) focuses on the franchises "Sleepy Princess in the Demon Castle ", "Mewkledreamy", "The Day I Became a God", "D4DJ First Mix", and "A3! Season Autumn & Winter". While "Kirameiki Ilumi Kyuu! Fuyu Koso Kagayaku Girapika ☆ Cool STAR" (Twinkle Illumination! Shiny and Sparkly Cool STAR that Glitters in Winter) puts on the spot voice actors and artists from"Osomatsu-san", "Pokemon", "Moriarty the Patriot", and "Jujutsu Kaisen".
"Animedia" January issue released in Dec. 10 is priced at 973JPY (tax excluded)
"Paradox Live TV #2", a regular program of "Paradox Live", is scheduled to be exclusively broadcast on ABEMA from Jun. 27. Shima, Yano Shougo, Terashima Junta, and others will be appearing on the show, along with the announcement of the results of "Paradox Live Stage Battle 'JUSTICE'".
"Paradox Live" is a HIP-HOP media mix project set in Japan in the near future. It features four popular teams that fight each other through rap battles to gain the title of the best music team.
The second installment of "Paradox Live TV #2" will feature Takeuchi Ryouta (voice of Saimon Naoakira) and Terashima Junta (voice of Andou Shiki) from the noble, solitary, and talented four-people unit "The Cat's Whiskers", along with Kondou Takayuki (voice of Suiseki Iori) and Shima (voice of Gahou Zen) from the tight-knit five-people unit "Akan Yatsura".
In addition to the talk session, where the splendid cast members will introduce the charming points of this work, the results of the 2nd battle "JUSTICE" between "The Cat's Whiskers" and "Akan Yatsura" will be announced as well.
"Paradox Live TV #2" is set to be live-streamed exclusively on ABEMA from 8:00 p.m. on Jun. 27.
(C) Paradox Live2020
"Otoppe", a program for kids that has been broadcast for five years, will be released as a musical movie for the first time. The title will be "Otoppe Movie: Papa Don't Cry", and it will be released this fall. The trailer and visual have been revealed as well.
”Otoppe" is a program for kids that depicts the funny life of Shina, who wants to become a top DJ in the world, and "Otoppe", mysterious creatures that were born out of sound, under the theme of "listening observation".
The catchy songs and dances that are in the program are also popular, and the related videos have recorded over 150 million views. The program receives support from both children and adults.
The protagonist of "Otoppe Movie: Papa Don't Cry" is Otoppe Windy, known as the laziest wind in the Otoppe Town.
Windy names a baby, who appears out of nowhere and resembles himself, "Lil (provisional)", and brings her up.
Even though Windy struggles with a regular life and taking care, he gradually reaches out to her. However, Lil has some secret...
Iguchi Yuka will play Windy, Kuno Misaki will play DJ Shina, Nishijima Hidetoshi will play Westy, and Inagaki Kuremi, who was chosen on the audition, will play a mysterious baby Otoppe Lil. The director is Ushiku Takashi, the scenario will be handled by Mukouda Kunihiko, and the music will be handled by Yoshida Isao.
"Otoppe Movie: Papa Don't Cry" will be released in the fall of 2021.
Iguchi Yuka as Windy
FInally, Otoppe will be released as a movie! And it will be a musical!! Byu-byu-!!?? Is the protagonist Windy!!!? Byu wa-!!!!! I am surprised and excited at the same time! It has been broadcast for five years, and I am so glad. Thank you very much. I will play Windy, who is very expressive, blowing around, and pleasing everyone, with all of my effort. I hope everyone becomes full of smiles after watching the movie. There will be many songs that you cannot help hamming! Please look forward to it!
Kuno Misaki as Shina
I have been recording, hoping that many children watch Otoppe, so I am so glad that it will be released as a movie. I am already excited to see Windy performing. I hope a lot of people get to know Otoppe through this movie.
Inagaki Kuremi as Lil
When I watched 'Otoppe' on TV when I was six years old, I immediately became a fan of the songs, and sang 'Uki-Uki Otoppe' many times. I learned that different things had different sounds, and I looked for Otoppe in my house using an app. I was thinking what kind of sound each thing makes, and surprised to listen to some of them for the first time. I wanted to go to Otoppe Town, and I am so glad that my dream will come true as Lil-chan. I am really excited. I love the songs of Otoppe as I cannot help singing them once I hear them. I cannot wait to watch the movie in the theater.
Nishijima Hidetoshi as Westy
Otoppe will finally become a movie! I am so glad. How is the adventure of the characters going to be with their unique worldview? It will be a great work for sure. I will try with all my effort so that kids can enjoy the wonderful movie.
Ushiku Takashi as the Director
I have been involved in Otoppe through scenario writing and ending for the TV series, and YouTube videos. I am glad and very nervous to be a director of this movie. As we are in a difficult time, we will make our best effort more than ever to create a cheerful, enjoyable, but sometimes mysterious musical movie, being true to Otoppe. Please look forward to it!
(C)2021 'Otoppe Movie: Papa Don't Cry' Production Committee
(C)MHK / Otoppe Machi Yakuba
The 1st PV of "Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid S", the second season of the anime series by Kyoto Animation, has been released. It was announced that director Ishihara Tatsuya will take over the position of director Takemoto Yasuhiro and the new dragon "Ilulu" will be voiced by Mineuchi Tomomi.
"Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid" is a comedy anime by Kyoto Animation and the first season was broadcast in 2017.
It depicts the almost warm interaction between dragon girls and humans with some black interspecies interactions.
The second season "Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid S" will depict the interspecies communication between humans and the "dragons" that had found their own place, like Tohru, who works as "Kobayashi-san's" maid due to certain reason's, Kanna, Lucoa, Fafnir, and Elma. One day, Kobayashi-san is facing a threat from a new dragon...
The contents of the 1st PV was depicted with a rap from Kobayashi-san, the familiar 4 dragon girls (Tohru, Kanna, Elma and Lucoa), and the new dragon "Ilulu". The PV has also announced that Mineuchi Tomomi will voice Ilulu.
What sort of development can be seen with Ilulu entering the fray? Do look forward to the broadcast.
"Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid S" will start broadcasting in July 2021. Also, "Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid" Blu-ray Box that contains the extra episode, episode 14 and the bonus trailer "Miss Kobayashi's Dragon 〇〇" will be released in April 21, 2021.
Director Ishihara Tatsuya
I'm Ishihara Tatsuya, who will be handling "Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid S" as the director.
Normally, it would be hard to take over a work that was handled by other directors, but I believe that there is no one other than me who can succeed in this position. So, I have taken up the position with that belief.
On first glance, this work seems to be an attracting comedy work with cute characters , but I believe that the hidden messages that delve deep into human mind and society are also quite interesting. In the first season, there is a scene where Tohru complains to Kobayashi, "You sound like a human being who has deviated from nature," and this is the fun of this work, and it is a consistent part of the seriesas if you are saying humans had separated themselves from nature" toward Kobayashi is one of the appeal points of this work as it makes us realize on the cheekiness of a human. These types of scenes can be seen throughout the series, and it won't be changed even when the director has changed.
Takemoto has said previously that mutual agreement between dragons and humans is not needed in this work as they are able to maintain a neutral relationship without understanding each other. The foundation of this work is the small time frame of living together with interspecies despite different lifespans and being unable to understand each other. So, with that in mind, I will work on the production of the enjoyable, bright, and home comedy "S".
Once again, I am happy that I am able to participate in this work in this manner. I would like to make this work to be able to be enjoyed by everyone regardless whether you are a fan or new to this series. Moreover, with the participation of the new character Ilulu, "Maid Dragon" will become brighter, so do look forward to it.
(C) Coolkyousinnjya, Futabasha/ Dragon Life Improvement Committee
On February 24, "23:00 Saga Meishi Anime", a very short anime in which voice actor Miyano Mamoru does his best to show how delicious "SagaMeshi (Food)", reached the final night of its 10-night run.
To coincide with this, a "full version" of the previous 10 films, each of which is 30 seconds long, and a "more Miyano Mamoru" version, which features a lot of dialogue from Miyano-san, the star of the film, were released.
The "23:00 Saga Meishi Anime" was produced as a part of Saga Prefecture's information dissemination project "Saga Prize!" It is a very short animation that shows how delicious and attractive 10 foods that Saga Prefecture is proud of are.
Among the many "Saga Meshi" such as "Takezaki Oysters" from the Ariake Sea, "Saga Beef(R)", and "Saga Ramen", we picked up mainly winter foods that are in season. With Miyano-san's voice, the 10 ingredients were portrayed in a realistic and sizzling way for 10 consecutive days starting from February 15 at 23:00 midnight.
The "Complete Version" is a compilation of all 10 of the 30 second films in the series, and the " Increasingly More Miyano Mamoru" is a gorgeous version with lots of Miyano-san's dialogue.
In addition to the narration introducing the ingredients, Miyano-san is also in charge of the sounds of eating, such as the sound of noodles being slurped. The animation captures the truly delicious moments of "Saga Meishi", and Miyano's passionate performance with a sense of sizzle is worth watching.
Also, on the "23:00 Saga Meishi Anime" special website, a web video of Miyano-san talking about the charm and highlights of the anime "23:00 Saga Meishi Anime" has been released from 23:30 on February 24.
The video was filmed just before the release of the full version, and highlights include Miyano's expression of superiority at being able to watch the work before anyone else, and a rare post recording scene where he sings the last word of the unfinished "Increasingly More Mamoru Miyano". In the scene where he eats "Saga Meishi," he actually puts the food in his mouth to create a realistic sizzle, and other production secrets are revealed.
Miyano-san, who is now completely captivated by "Saga Meishi", also announced his favorite ingredients, and the scene where Miyano-san smiles and smacks his tongue at the ingredients is worth watching.
---- How do you feel about being a voice actor for the "23:00 Saga Meishi Anime"?
I'm really interested in Saga meishi. There are various specialties and it looks really delicious, so I had a strong desire to eat it while recording. I even want to eat it right now (lol).
----Please tell us about some of the memorable episodes during the recording?
In order to create the "feeling of eating", we actually used the ingredients and made sounds while recording. I'm sure everyone will think it looks delicious.
---- What are the main points of interest in the "23:00 Saga Meishi Anime"?
This time, rather than giving voices to the characters, we are trying to express the real scene or convey the atmosphere of eating, and the images are realistic animation. It's not just a realistic picture, but a realistic picture that conveys the taste of the food.
---- Who do you want to see this anime?
People all over Japan (lol. The anime was made with the intention of promoting Saga meishi to people all over Japan, so I hope it will reach people all over the country.
----Among the 10 Saga meishi "appearances", what is the "food" that caught your attention?
Yudofu. I'm really interested in boiling it in hot spring water from Ureshino Onsen. My family owns a tofu shop, and I grew up eating yudofu during the winter season (lols). It's so soft...it's so soft in the anime, I wonder how soft it is in real life (lol).
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.