December 16, 2019 By: Nakase Koutarou (Translated by Karin & Porew ), 656 views
Japan's very first BL anime screening event "BL FES!!" will be produced by "BL King" voice actor Morikawa Toshiyuki
Japan's very first BL anime screening event “BL FES!! – Boys Love Festival!!-” will be held. Voice actor Morikawa Toshiyuki who holds the nickname “King of the BL world” will be the general producer of the event. The anime “Yes ka No ka Hanbun ka” and “Marudase Kintaro” will be screened as a double feature among others.
Japan's very first BL anime screening event "BL FES!! – Boys Love Festival!!-" will be held in Winter 2020 at Shinjuku Wald99 in Tokyo among other locations nationwide.
Voice actor Morikawa Toshiyuki who holds the nickname "King of the BL world" will be in charge of general production of the event as the chairman of this project. "Yes ka No ka Hanbun ka" and "Marudase Kintaro" will be adapted into anime for the first time and screened as a double feature among other works.
The commemorable first round of works that will be adapted into anime and screened as a double feature are "Yes ka No ka Hanbun ka", a love story between announcer Kunieda Kei, who has a double personality, and filmmaker Tsuzuki Ushio who is the same age as Kunieda, and "Marudase Kintaro", a gratifying crude battle action work that has unique fighting "techniques" such as "Porori Otoshi" and "Oinarisan Jime" that are comical and dynamic.
In addition to this screening, a presentation of the 2021 edition of the prominent BL award "This BL is amazing!", as well as screenings where reactions are allowed, talk shows with cast appearances and others are planned for this event.
The chairman in charge of the general production of this project is voice actor Morikawa Toshiyuki, who is known for his roles as Nick Wilde (Zootopia) and Sephiroth (FINAL FANTASY VII) as well as his tireless work in dubbing foreign films.
As Morikawa has been in many BL works, this had earned him the nickname "King of the BL world" and is sure to liven up Japan's first Boys Love Festival with the 2 variety filledworks.
"BL FES!!-Boys Love Festival!!-" will be held in winter 2020 at Shinjuku Wald9 in Tokyo among other locations nationwide. Details can be found at the designated website.
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【Chairman Morikawa Toshiyuki】
At this time, I, voice actor Morikawa Toshiyuki, will take the responsibility of chairman for BL FES!! Does everyone like BL? I love it. I want to make BL FES!! an event that spreads the potential of the culture of boys love even more. Above all, I will do my absolute best as chairman so that fans will be able to be captivated by the expression and charm that only BL has to offer and enjoy BL from the bottom of their hearts and feel that "BL FES!! is amazing!!"
【"Yes ka No ka Hanbun ka" Author Ichiho Michi 】
I am so excited to see the animated(!) announcer Kunieda moving, walking, getting angry! And to see Ushio laugh, struggle, and make a move (maybe)! I hope that everyone can look forward to it and enjoy it with me. Please say yes! Thank you so much.
【"Marudase Kintaro" Author Guren Naomi】
I am the one most surprised by the sequel "Marudase Kintaro" becoming an animated film 10 years after releasing "Masaka no Kintaro" (the first work in the series). I would be happy if you enjoy it.
The animated film "Saezuru Tori ha Habatakanai The clouds gather" will be released on Feb. 15, 2020. The key visual was also revealed.
"Saezuru Tori ha Habatakanai The clouds gather" is an animated film and the first work to be released by "Blue Lynx", a BL anime label started by Fuji Television.
It is based on the BL manga by Yoneda Kou serialized in "ihr HertZ" . It's a story about Yashiro, the wakagashira (a young leading subordinate in a yakuza group) of yakuza group Shinseikai who likes to be dominated and has a lewd side, and Doumeki who appears before him, and depicts how they're tossed around by fate while complementing each other's weaknesses.
The key visual depicts the wakagashira of Shinseikai Yashiro and his attendant Doumeki as they stand in the bustle and the shining neon lights of Shinjuku. The visual gives a sense of loneliness from the two whose weaknesses complement each other.
In addition, from Dec. 27, 2019, Mubichike (movie ticket bought in advance) with the design of the key visual will be sold at theaters nationwide. The freebie that comes with the advance ticket is an A5 clear file folder illustrated by the author and illustrator of the original work Yoneda Kou, and one can choose between two types, the Yashiro version or Doumeki version.
The movie "Saezuru Tori ha Habatakanai The clouds gather" will be released on Feb. 15, 2020 at Shinjuku Balt 9 and other theaters nationwide.
(C) Yoneda Kou・Taiyou Tosho/ "Saezuru Tori ha Habatakanai" Production Committee
The release date of the boy's love comic, 「Sekaiichi Hatsukoi」's latest anime, 「Sekaiichi Hatsukoi ~Proposal Chapter~」 was announced. It was disclosed that a screening event will be held in the cinema on Feb. 2020.
The manga "Umibe no Étranger" (by Kii Kanna and published by Shodensha), which takes place on the island off the coast of Okinawa and depicts the innocent love story between a greenhorn novelist and a young boy, had captured the hearts of many people and the theatrical anime is handled by the BL anime Label "BLUE LYNX". Since this movie was released on Sep. 11, 2020, let's reviews the work beforehand.
The greenhorn novelist, Shun unexpectedly called out to the young boy, Mio at the beachside.
---"Hey, you there!"
Because of that Mio had also started to be conscious of Shun, but he has to leave the island no matter what. Mio left after saying "I want to become an adult as soon as possible".
After three years, Mio returns to Shun. He had become slightly mature. With an innocent bright smile. When the unrequited thoughts were responded, the stopped time starts to run again...
The work is based on the manga "Umibe no Étranger" (published by Shodensha) by Kii Kanna.
This anime adaptation is supervised by the author Kii Kanna, who is also an ex-animator, and she is also in charge of the character design.
The animation production was created with a mixture of 2D and 3D animation and is handled by the long-established studio "Studio Hibari", who is known for "Major", and "Monster Strike". The director is Oohashi Akiyo, who had shown her superb skill such as "Danganronpa The Animation" as well as the animation PV for the sales commemoration of "Houseki no Kuni" Vol 1.
The drama between the characters, the beautiful nature of Okinawa, the lights, coloring, and the audio are all drawn carefully with fixation.
This work is the third work of the BL specialized anime Label "BLUE LYNX" after "Twittering Birds Never Fly: The clouds gather" and "Given the Movie".
■Original Work's Arts Exhibition
The movie "Umibe no Étranger"'s Anime Art Exhibition was held on PARCO GALLERY X, Shibuya, Tokyo. (Duration: Sep. 4, 2020 ~ Sep. 14, 2020)
The exhibition has exhibited over 30 illustrations, including the setting arts, rough drawing, and 5 original illustrations drawn for this movie along with the messages from the casts & staff, the signed scripts, the storyboard drawn by the director Oohashi Akiyo, and others.
Moreover, the art exhibition's original goods with the illustration by Kii Kanna-sensei were on sale.
The main casts will be handled by the same voice actors as the drama CD. Hashimoto Shun is voice by Murata Taishi (known for his role as Norba Shino from "Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans" and Magee from "Gundam Build Divers") while Tachibana Mio is voice by Matsuoka Yoshitsugu (known for his role as Kirito from "Sword Art Online" and Hashibira Inosuke from "Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba").
Murata Taishi (voice of Hashimoto Shun)
--Can you share your feelings when the theatrical anime adaptation of "Umibe no Étranger" was decided, as well as when your role was decided and when you were reading the script?
Various thoughts appear in my mind. My appreciation of continues this role from the drama CD and the expectation toward the movie. Above all, I am glad that I am able to perform the encountering scene of Mio. Both of their fates were greatly affected, while Mio is slowly becoming more mature, Shun, on the other hand, is struggling like a loser. At the very beginning when I was voicing the drama CD, this scene was impressive and made my heart throb. Even the scripts are filled with the "Étranger" of the production staff, especially the stage direction as well as the lines...! So, I wanted to respond it with all I have along with the burning obsession that is gradually growing as I wanted everyone to see it right away (haha).
--This works is supervised by Kii Kanna-sensei, who is also the character designer, and she was also greatly involved with the production. Can you tell us any highlights?
I personally like the comical expression that was illustrated by Kii Kanna sensei, so I hope it can calm everyone down. During the recording, I remember that it was quite easy in voicing the character as the transition of the character expression from serious to comical was exactly as the manga.
Above everything, the combination between Okinawa and the cat is the best. It a fusion of the spaciousness scenery of the southern island with cuteness. This is the ideal retirement life. Please watch it while thinking about Okinawa and cat.
--Please share your message to the fans who are looking forward to "Umibe no Étranger"
I would like to thank everyone who is looking forward to the movie!
This movie has a more detailed depiction of the romance between Mio and Shun. People always think about their beloved. That is common sense but I found out that.... it actually harder than I thought. Please enjoy watching the movie while letting your emotions run wild and being immersed in the gentle setting of Étranger. I believed there are surely parts were first-timers of Étranger can understand mutually. Please look forward to "Umibe no Étranger"!
Matsuoka Yoshitsugu (voice of Tachibana Mio)
--Can you share your feelings when the theatrical anime adaptation of "Umibe no Étranger" was decided, as well as when your role was decided and when you were reading the script?
Even though it had been a while since the first drama CD, I still remember Murata-san mentioning that he wanted to see the animation adaptation during the talk part in the drama CD.
At first, I thought it was a joke but I believed that Murata-san is quite glad that the theatrical adaption was decided.
I am genuinely happy when I heard about my role.
However, I am actually scared since this is my first time voicing a BL role in animation.
When I was reading the script, I thought that it had ended splendidly from the start till the end. Then, my memory during the recording of the drama cd resurfaced, which helps me to enter my role easily!
--As this works is supervised by Kii Kanna-sensei, who is also the character designer, and she was also greatly involved with the production. Can you tell us any highlights?
I was thinking about how to express the sadness of the Mio as the story contains the emotional period of the lonely Mio, but the art has helped me to express it without being too immersed in it. It as if I was drawn in by the beautiful art!
Feeling such as "I want to go to this world at least once!", "I want to travel to there!", “I want to go to the beach!", and "Mugii!” appears inside of me (haha).
I think everyone will get immersed in it as well, so do enjoy the world of Étranger.
--Please share your message to the fans who are looking forward to "Umibe no Étranger"
I had done my best already. I hope that it will leave an impression inside everyone's heart.
Actually, this is a work that will cause various thoughts to appear, such as it was great after it had ended, it was beautiful, and it was quite sad.
Please enjoy it while experience various feelings as it will make you think. Please do look forward to it.
Main Theme Song's Anime PV
The theme song for the movie "Umibe no Étranger", called "Zokkon" is written by MONO NO AWARE. Theirs sense of words is the finishing touch to the sentimental youth rock song.
The main trailer make use of the anime PV and it a fusion between the colorful scenes and the emotional song. It consists of various scene, including the blue sky with the blue sea, the expression of the two cute cats, the delicious foods, the troubled Shun, and Mio with a bright smile.
(C)Kii Kanna/Shodensha, Umibe no Étranger Production Committee
(C)Kii Kanna/Shodensha on BLUE comics
Sep. 9 is "Danshoku no Hi" (Male Homosexuality Day).
In the yin-yang philosophy, male is classified as yang, and it is said that this day was set because 9 is the extreme of odd numbers, which are also classified as yang. Another theory says that it is related to the "Chrysanthemum Festival".
Works that depict romance between men are called BL (Boys Love) and have a large fan base. BL is also a popular genre in anime, and various titles have been broadcast in the past.
We at Anime!Anime! conducted the same survey as last year asking, "Which Is Your Favorite BL Anime?" This year, only titles that are officially labeled as BL are included.
127 votes were received during the voting period from Aug. 26 to Sep. 2.
The voters were manly female with a gender ratio of 15% male to 85% female, and the age range was on the younger side with 35% under 19 and 40% in their 20s.
■Topping the list was "The World's Greatest First Love", which had its latest work released in 2020.
1st place was taken by "The World's Greatest First Love" with roughly 30% of the votes, pushing it up from last year's 3rd place.
The anime is based on the manga written by Nakamura Shungiku-san. Since its 2011 anime adaption, it has kept releasing new series, and in 2020, it's latest work "The World's Greatest First Love ~Propose Hen~" was released in theaters.
"It depicts the romance of different pairings of the characters, so it never gets old. Also, it's enjoyable as a career anime set in a publishing company", and "It's fun to see through the eyes of different characters," describes how the fans enjoy watching the different depictions of romance of each character.
The fans each have their own favorite characters, "Yokozawa and Kirishima are mature, but their pure and selfish love makes me so excited. Sometimes it even makes me cry", and "The romance between Ritsu and Masamune makes my heart throb!"
Coming in 2nd is "DakaIchi: I'm Being Harassed By the Sexiest Man of the Year" with roughly 25% of the votes. It dropped a position from last year, but it is still very popular.
The anime is based on Sakurabi Hashigo-san's manga, and it received a TV anime adaption in 2018. Fans enjoy the relationship between the seasoned actor, Saijou Takato, and the rookie actor, Azumaya Chihiro, "It's exciting to see the tsundere Takato-san gradually becoming spoony to Chunta!"
"The detailed psychological portraits of the characters make it an interesting drama," is a comment that shows how popular the story set in the showbiz is.
3rd place went to "Given" with roughly 15% of the votes, moving it up from last year's 4th place.
This anime is based on the manga written by Kizu Natsuki. It received a TV anime adaption in 2019, and a film is currently being screened at theaters.
The youthful drama of the members of a rock band received comments such as, "The detailed, realistic description of this anime is so amazing. I can't hold back my tears watching the characters trying to move forward from their pasts", and "The everyday life in the story gives you butterflies in your stomach. The psychological portraits of the characters are so detailed that it made me rethink what love is."
The concerts in the show are also well received, "The quality of the concerts in the show is amazing. I think it's easy to get into, even for people who don't usually watch BL titles."
■Here are some comments for other titles!
For "Junjo Romantica: Pure Romance", "The love for each other is so precious, beautiful, sad, and adorable... You can feel it all. This anime will definitely fill you with excitement!!"
For "Papa Datte, Shitai", "It's a 5-minute short anime, but the shortness makes the message come through. Every episode moves my heart!"
For "Classmates", "I love how the time flows so calmly between the two high schoolers, Kusakabe Hikaru and Sajou Rihito."
There were also votes for an anime film, "Twittering Birds Never Fly: The Clouds Gather", "I watched it because I like the theme song 'Moratorium' by Omoinotake, and I enjoyed it. I'm looking forward to the next chapter."
"L'étranger de la Plage", which will be released on Sep. 11, made it in the top 10, receiving a lot of anticipation for the film adaption.
A wide range of titles from TV anime, OVAs, and anime films made the list, and it looks like we'll have a variety of titles to enjoy from.
[Which Is Your Favorite BL Anime? 2020 Edition]
1. "The World's Greatest First Love"
2. "DakaIchi: I'm Being Harassed By the Sexiest Man of the Year"
4. "Junjo Romantica: Pure Romance"
5. "Super Lovers"
6. "Hitorijime My Hero"
7. "No Money"
7. "Twittering Birds Never Fly: The Clouds Gather"
7. "Hybrid Child"
10. "L'étranger de la Plage"
10. "The Titan's Bride"
10. "The Tyrant Falls in Love"
10. "Papa Datte, Shitai"
10. "Yarichin Bitch Club"
10. "Love Stage!!"
(Voting Period: Aug. 26 to Sep. 2, 2020)
The marketing media "Otaku Women's Marketing Institute" operated by Commercial BL Review Site "ChiruChiru" conducted a survey, "[I want to ask otaku all over the country - How much do you pour into BL? BL Wallet Situation of 2020" and announced the results. The women's consumption behavior in 2020 amidst the "Corona" disaster was expressed in figures
"I want to ask otaku all over the country - How much do you pour into BL? BL Wallet Situation 2020" surveyed consumption behavior in 1,378 people (average age: approximately 34 years old) in March 2020 using targeted questionnaires. As a result, based on the behavior of "Chira Chira" users, they quantified the changes in purchasing behavior in 2020 based on the amount of consumption, and impact of COVID-19.
In recent years, there has been an increase in real events coming out, such as exhibitions, events, collaboration cafes, and stages for BL fans. The fact that it is still developing, is a result of sluggish growth. Furthermore, since the future of real live events will have to change due to the influence of the novel coronavirus there is a high possibility that new types of online events will develop, according to the "Otaku Women's Marketing Institute".
Moreover, in "BL Related Goods that were actually purchased" it was found that the top 3 goods purchases are all read. Manga, novels, doujinshi, etc., the common theme that was found in all types was that a story was present. Originally, the reason a fujoshi (a BL fan) is a fujoshi is that she has a high degree of delusion, imagination, and creativity. The story content stimulates a wide range of imaginations, and that's what triggers consumer demand.
About 90% of the respondents answered "Savings were increased" or "no change" to the question "Was there a change in wallet circumstances such as an event being canceled due to the effect of the novel coronavirus?". Among the "ChiruChiru" users, at least in the short term, there seems to be a minority of people who have had a direct financial impact from COVID-19.
In addition, about 80% of the reasons for "Wallet Circumstances, Savings Have Become Negative" were because the planned Otaku Activity Budget was changed to another Otaku Activity Budget. In a close second, for example reasons included "For the industry related to "BL", income decreased due to the influence of coronavirus", and "Production cost for exhibiting at the event".
Based on the BL novel, the Chinese anime series"Mo Dao Zu Shi" had exceeded 40 million views in 3 days after streaming in Japan .
The anime series "Mo Dao Zu Shi" is based on the BL novel under the same title that was web-serialized in China from 2015 to 2016, andbroadcast on the video service "Tencent Video" in 2018. A delicate and magnificent story with beautiful characters attracted attention, surpassing 40 million PV in 3 days of the release, and won the 1st place in the anime access ranking of the site.
Moreover, the original work has also been turned into a live-action drama under the title of "The Untamed".
Since there are many loyal fans in Japan, Sony Music Solutions and Aniplex together made it come to Japan.
The announcement about the time of release and the media will be revealed as soon as it decided.
（C）2020 Shenzhen Tencent Computer Systems Company Limited
（C）2019 Shenzhen Tencent Computer Systems Company Limited
"Pokémon Illumination" will consist of various events, including "Pikachu Pika Pika Illumination Show" and it will be held in Sagamiko Resort Pleasure Forest from November 14, 2020.
"Pokémon Illumination" will recreate colorfully the world of the various wild Pokémon’s on the resourceful mountain area of "Sagamiko Resort", including the forest, grassland, and lake.
It will consist of many areas, such as "Pikachu's Forest of Light", which is the forest of light that Pikachu lived in, "Pokémon Street" where photography of Charmander who is staying warm from the campfire while sleeping and the Pokémon who are eating the curry while enjoying the camp.
In the amusement event, "Pikachu Pika Pika Illumination Show", Pikachus will perform a special illumination show and you will be given the precious opportunity to take photos with them in the forest of light during the photography session.
Also, a novelty will be given upon purchase from the foods and drinks of the limited menu in the restaurant.
"Pokémon Illumination" will be held at the illumination event of "Sagamiko Resort Pleasure Forest", called "Sagamiko Illumination" from November 14.
（C）2020 Pokémon. （C）1995-2020 Nintendo/Creatures Inc. /GAME FREAK inc.
A new PV of "SHOW BY ROCK!! STARS!!", a TV anime that will be aired from Jan. 2021, has been released. Girls' & boys' band festivals will also be held, and everything is getting hot for the new series.
"SHOW BY ROCK!!" is Sanrio's first-ever franchise project aimed for anime and game fans. It was launched in 2012. The latest anime "SHOW BY ROCK!!STARS!!" will be aired from Jan. 2021.
On Nov. 1, 'Mashumairesh!! ONLINE EVENT "Mashu Fes!!"' was held. The release of the new PV was announced in the event. The video features 'Do Re Mi Fa STARS!!' as an opening theme song, and depicts the life of Mashumairesh!! and Plasmagica members in MIDICITY, the setting of the story. You will be excited to see what is happening to the bands, and how other bands get involved.
Furthermore, 'Mashumairesh!! Minna Atsumare! Let's! Fresh! New Face! in UNZ' that has been postponed, has decided to be held on Jan. 10, 2021. The venue will be Shinjuku Bunka Center, the application for the tickets will be accepted until Nov. 30.
**Minna Atsumare! = lit. Everyone, come over here!
Girls' & boys' band festivals will also be held. The cast of "Girls' Band Festival 2021 (provisional title)" that will be held on Oct. 3, 2021 include Inagawa Eri, Tono Hikaru, Natsuyoshi Yuko, Watada Misaki, Yamane Aya, Lynn, Hidaka Rina, Hayami Saori, Noguchi Ruriko, and others. The cast of "Boys' Band Festival 2021 (provisional title)" that will be held on Dec. 312, 2021 include Taniyama Kisho, Ito Kento, Kobayashi Yusuke, Furukawa Makoto, and others.
The ticket for advance booking is included in Blu-ray version of "SHOW BY ROCK!!STARS!!". 1st and 3rd volume feature the girls' band festival, and 2nd and 4th volume feature the boys' band festival.
Blu-ray version also includes a characters' songs CD by a brand-new special unit characters. The unit was formed only for the privilege.
Also, other CDs will be released. 'Do Re Mi Fa STARS!! / Hoshizsora Light Story' as OP & ED theme song, will be released on Jan. 20, 2021, 'Original Sound Track' will be on Mar. 17, 2021, 'Inserted Songs Mini Album Vol. 1' will be on Feb. 17, and 'Inserted Songs Mini Album Vol. 2' will be on Apr. 7, 2021.
TV anime "SHOW BY ROCK!!STARS!!" will be aired at TOKYO MX, BS Fuji, Hokkaido Cultural Broadcasting, and other channels from Jan. 2021.
（C）2012, 2020 SANRIO CO.,LTD. SHOWBYROCK!! Production Committee M
TV anime "Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba" is doing a collaboration with the "Onishi", the craftsmen of "Sanshu Onigawara Crafts" that is recognized as the country's traditional craft. It will be held from Oct. 30 at Takahama City, Aichi Prefecture.
This collaboration will have sales of a limited original roof tile created by the onishi as well as a digital stamp rally. A roof tile "Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba" monument featuring the carving of Tanjirou and others will be created delicately by the onishi and it will be set up in front of the Administrative Building of Takahama City.
Also, a workshop to experience being an onishi will be held and you can also challenge doing the clay embossing on the tile. An original tin badge and clear file will be given to the participants.
The "Oni Collaboration" between TV anime "Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba" and "Onishi" will be held from Oct. 30 at Takahama City, Aichi Prefecture.
(c)Gotouge Koyoharu／Shueisha, Aniplex, ufotable
The event "Gegege Anniversary 2020 Anime Special Release Event" has been decided. This event will show "Gegege no Kitarou" and "Akuma-kun" and there will be a talk show with the cast and staff. The event will be held from Nov. 21 to 30.
"Gegege Anniversary 2020" is the event held from Nov. 21 to 30 at Chofu, Tokyo, where the original author of "Gegege no Kitarou", Mizuki Shigeru, is closely related with. The anime play event will be held for 6 days, from Nov. 21 to 23, and from Nov. 28 to 30.
This event also contains a talk show . The film will be live-viewed and streamed live from an audience-free venue at Theatas Chofu.
The first day, Nov. 21 will start from 6 PM and will show 4 selected episodes from the TV series "Akuma-kun". Guests include Furukawa Toshio (playing Mefist II), the series director Satou Junichi, and the music composer Satou Kyouno.
On the second day, Nov. 22, from 6 PM, Season 4 of "Gegege no Kitarou" will be shown. The guests on the stage are: Chiba Shigeru (Rat Man), Nishimura Chinami (Cat Girl), the series director Nishio Daisuke, and the producer Shimizu Shinji.
The event on Nov. 23 from 6 PM will show "Gegege no Kitarou" Season 5. The event welcomes Takayama Minami (Kitarou), Takaga Wataru (Rat Man), Konno Hiromi (Cat Girl), Ikezawa Haruna (Amaebi), the story produer Sanjou Riku , and the producer Sakurada Hiroyuki.
The event from 6 PM of Nov. 28 will show the latest "Gegege no Kitaro" Season 6. The guest members are: Shouji Umeka (Cat Girl) and Fujii Yukiyo (Inuyama Mana). "Gegege no Kitarou" Season 6 will also be shown on Nov. 29 at 6 PM as "Tottori Collaboration Day". On this day Sawashiro Miyuki (Kitarou), and Nozawa Masako (Medama Oyaji) have been invited.
The last day of Nov. 30 "Gegege no Kitarou" Season 6 will also shown from 7 PM. The guests include Furukawa Toshio (Rat Man), Shouji Umeka (Cat Girl) and Yamaguchi Kappei (Ittan-momen).
All talk shows will be run by Nagatomi Daichi, the producer of "Gegege no Kitarou" Season 6. The character shows are also planned at noon of Nov. 21 and 29.
Ticket lottery is currently available at e-plus from 10 AM of Oct. 17. Regular sales will be held from Nov. 17 at 10 AM.
The main visual of the event has been released as well. Amaebi from "Gegege no Kitarou" Season 5 and Amaebi drawn by Mizuki Shigeru collaborated on the poster, and this wishes all the wonderful health conditions. This visual will also be used for original event goods.
(C) Mizuki Production (C) Mizuki Production, Toei Animation (C) Mizuki Production, Fuji TV, Toei Animation
The screening event "BL FEST!! Boys Love Festival!!", where you can enjoy the world of Boys Love (a.k.a. BL), will be held on Dec. 11. At the same time, it has been announced that Morikawa Toshiyuki will appear in "The Incredible Kintaro", which will be screened at this event.
At "BL FEST!! Boys Love Festival!!", various anime titles, such as "Yes, No, or Maybe Half?" written by Michi Ichiho and drawn by Takemiya Rara, and "The Incredible Kintaro" by Guren Naomi will be screened at the same time. It is also planned to announce the 2021 edition of "This BL is dangerous!", which is one of the leading awards in the BL world.
"The Incredible Kintaro" is an ambitious work that surprised readers with unique techniques called "Shame Attack!" in the work, such as "Plummeting Drill " and " Tofu Ball Choke". In the released dynamically drawn key visual, the dignified figure of the main character, Kintaro, played by Morikawa Toshiyuki, who smiles to his beloved lover, another main character, Makoto.
Morikawa, who has chosen on the role of Incredible Kintaro this time, will also be the chairman of this event and will also be the overall producer of the entire project. Comments about his appearances have arrived as well.
"BL FEST!! Boys Love Festival!!" will be held on Dec. 11.
Morikawa Toshiyuki's comment:
I'm Morikawa Toshiyuki, the emperor of the BL world, who will be the chairman at BL FEST!! 2020.
This time, it has been decided that I will play Incredible Kintaro, who is the main star in the anime "Incredible Kintaro"! It's a starring role (laughs). I think it's a work suitable for an unprecedented BL festival. I would like to challenge all my heart so that I can enjoy it with everyone. I will protect the important things! Please stay tuned!
"BL FEST !! Boys Love Festival!!"
It will be released nationwide on Dec. 11, 2020 (Friday), including Shinjuku Wald 9!
The original character project "Poccolies" will have an one minute short animations that will air every week for a year starting in Apr. 2020.
The cast of voice actors was also announced, with Morikawa Toshiyuki playing the main character Patsuhiko, and includes Hayama Shota, Furuhata Ai, Matsumoto Rika, Iwasaki Ryouta, Kohara Riko, and Aira Rin.
"Poccolies" is an original character project from Sony Digital Entertainment Services about the merry daily lives of merry creatures who enjoy meals and music with their full bellies.
Since starting an official Twitter account in Aug. 2018, they've had several projects such as selling stamps on "Line", holding an event at "SHOWROOM", being a free theme on "NAVITIME", and so on.
The anime will consist of "one-minute short animations that will make you laugh and feel at ease". Kachidoki Studios is in charge of the production. The voice actors are Morikawa Tomoyuki as the main character Patsuhiko, Hayama Shouta as Hamu, Furuhata Ai as Panda-chan, Matsumoto Rika as Oyakan-sama, Iwasaki Ryouta as Kangaroo-shi, Kohara Riko as Shiro-chan, and Aira Rin as Nioi-san. In addition, the voice actor for Niwatori is still a "Secret".
The short animation "Poccolies" will air as one-minute shorts with a total of 50 episodes from Apr. 2020 on BS Nippon Corporation, Asahi Television Broadcasting, Animax, and others. It will also stream on Animax On Demand.
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.
"Kishiryu Sentai Ryusoulger VS Lupinranger VS Patranger the Movie", the newest work in the "Super Sentai VS Film Series", is scheduled to be released on Feb. 8, 2020. The newest footage andscene photos have also been revealed.