December 16, 2019 By: Nakase Koutarou (Translated by YaruJan & KhaledA ), 690 views
The release date for the Anime Movie "The Deer King" has been announced! The first challenge as director for Ando Masashi, animator of "Princess Mononoke" and "Your Name"
The Anime Movie “The Deer King” will be released on Sep. 18, 2020. And what's more Ando Masashi, character designer and animation director of “Your Name”, “Spirited Away”, and “Princess Mononoke”, will be part of the crew.
The Anime Movie The Deer King will be released on Sep. 18, 2020. And what's more Ando Masashi, character designer and animation director of "Your Name", "Spirited Away", and "Princess Mononoke", will be part of the crew.
The original work of "The Deer King" is an adventure novel by Uehashi Nahoko, also known for the live-action drama series "Moribito: Guardian of the Spirit". The story is set in a world dominated by a mighty empire, where a father and his adopted daughter continue to travel as they confront a cruel destiny. At the same time, the story of a doctor desperately seeking to save many people from a mysterious disease unfolds.
Among the new production crew members, Ando Masashi, one of the most influential animators in the Japanese film industry, known for his previous work in "Your Name", "Spirited Away", and "Princess Mononoke", will take up his first time role as a director for this movie.
In addition, Masayuki Miyaji (who started his directing career with the animated movie "Fusé: Memoirs of the Hunter Girl"), and Kishimoto Taku (known for his previous work in "Haikyuu!!" and "Erased" series), will join the cast as co-director and scriptwriter respectively.
Anime Movie "The Deer King" Roadshow theatrical release in Japan on Sep. 18, 2020.
The animation film "Love Me, Love Me Not" will be released on May 29, 2020. Visuals and a teaser of the film were revealed along with the announcement of the main cast; Han Megumi, Suzuki Marika, Shimazaki Nobunaga, and Saito Soma.
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
A collaboration poster of "New Gods: Nezha Reborn", released on February 26, 2021, and "White Snake", which a dubbed version will be released in summer 2021, has been released. A special video in which the owner of the Precious Jade Workshop, one of the main characters of "White Snake", talks about "New Gods: Nezha Reborn" was also released.
"New Gods: Nezha Reborn" is a film produced by Light Chaser Animation Studios, which worked on "White Snake", a movie that reached over 7 billion JPY in box office revenue in China. It gained attention all over the world and was nominated for the WIP category in the 2020 Annecy International Animation Film Festival.
Also, a Japanese dubbed version of "White Snake" is scheduled to be released in summer 2021. The cast members include Sakuma Daisuke (Snow Man), Mimori Suzuko, Sugita Tomokazu, Yuuki Aoi, and Sakura Ayane.
The newly released video was created as a celebration of the release of "New Gods: Nezha Reborn" in China. It is a gorgeous video in which the owner of the Precious Jade Workshop, one of the main characters of "White Snake" who has two faces, a girl and a fox, talks about "New Gods: Nezha Reborn" and even shows off a sexy dance.
In the collaboration poster, Li Yunxiang, the hero of "New Gods: Nezha Reborn", and Blanca, the heroine of "White Snake", are drawn in a spiral with a delicate touch, and in the middle, sits Nezha, the protective deity of Yunxiang, with a powerful presence. "Seken ni Mitomerarezutomo Konse wo Muda ni Shinai" (We won't waste our lives even if no one accepts us) is an important line for both titles.
"New Gods: Nezha Reborn" is released on February 26, 2021, and the Japanese dubbed version of "White Snake" is scheduled to be released in summer 2021.
(C) Light Chaser Animation Studios
"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 new visual of "Detective Conan: The Scarlet Bullet", which will be released on April 16, 2021, after being postponed for one year, has been revealed. Also, it was announced that the new trailer will be released on March 3.
"Detective Conan: The Scarlet Bullet" is the 24th movie of the "Detective Conan" movie series.
The story begins where "Vacuum Superconducting Magnetic Levitation Railway", a train invented for the world's largest sports festival "WSG- World Sports Games"'s opening ceremony, gets involved in an unexpected case. In the background of the incident, there is Akai Shuuichi, and other FBI officers waiting for his orders...
The new visual depicts the gathering of the Akai Family, which is the key person in the main story, such as Akai Shuichi, Mary, Sera Masumi, and Haneda Shukichi. The visual is made up of the cut-scenes from the movie and the desperate expression of the injured Conan in the fire give off an impact impression.
Also, it was decided that the new trailer of the movie that can only be seen at the end of the "Detective Conan: The Scarlet Alibi", currently available in theatre, will have a premium release at 9:00 PM, on March 4, on YouTube. It is a 90 seconds trailer that is filled with various new cut-scenes together with the theme song "Eien no Fuzai Shoumei" by Tokyo Jihen.
"Detective Conan: The Scarlet Bullet" will be released in nationwide theatres on April 16, 2021. The early bird tickets will be on sale from March 6.
(C) Aoyama Gosho/ Detective Conan Production Committee
As a part of Studio Chizu's 10th-anniversary commemoration project, "The Girl Who Leapt Through Time", which reached its 15th anniversary in 2021, will be played at nationwide 4DX theatres from April 2, 2021.
Director Hosoda Mamoru reconstructed the novel by Tsutsui Yasutaka into an anime film in 2006. The high-school girl Makoto uses her power to time leap to redo her past and finds the meaning of the irreplaceable time of her life.
It was only screened at 6 theatres and the reputation gradually spread across the country, recording an exceptional long-run of over eight months.
As a commemoration project of the 10th anniversary of "Studio Chizu", established by director Hosoda Mamoru, "The Girl Who Leapt Through Time" will be played at 4DX theatres. The animation that depicts the fresh feeling of a summer of a teenager and brilliantly expressed time leaping is powered up by 4DX.
"The Girl Who Leapt Through Time 4DX" will be screened at nationwide 4DX theatres for a limited time from April 2, 2021.
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.