December 25, 2019 By: Nakase Koutarou (Translated by gyanyao & ceressculd ), 1599 views
A completely new anime of "Dragon Quest: The Adventure of Dai" starts in autumn 2020! The timeless masterpiece recreated in CGI & animation.
The manga “Dragon Quest: The Adventure of Dai” will become a completely new anime in autumn 2020. Sanjou Riku (author), Inada Kouji (manga writer), and Horii Yuuji (drafter) gave their comments before the broadcast.
The manga “Dragon Quest: The Adventure of Dai” will become a completely new anime in autumn 2020. Sanjou Riku (author), Inada Kouji (manga writer), and Horii Yuuji (drafter) gave their comments before the broadcast.
“Dragon Quest: The Adventure of Dai” is the first long run manga based on the popular RPG “Dragon Quest”, which was serialized in “Weekly Shonen Jump”.
Dai, the young protagonist, always dreamed of becoming a hero. He goes on an adventure to save the world from the resurrected Demon King Hadler, who once caused the world to suffer.
The new animation was a surprise announcement with a teaser released at the Square Enix stage of “Jump Festa 2020” held on Dec. 21.
“Dragon Quest: The Adventure of Dai” has been animated once before from 1991 to 1992. However, the new anime adaption will be a hybrid of CGI and anime-style drawing, making it a more intense animation.
They also revealed plans for a game project along with the animation.
The completely new anime of “Dragon Quest: The Adventure of Dai” will start in autumn 2020.
<All comments are as below>
【Author: Sanjou Riku】
I've heard many voices from those who watched the first animation saying “We want to recreate The Adventures of Dai with the latest technology.” This dream will become true in 2020! The readers of the manga at the time the manga was serialized are now old enough to create their own works. Just listening to the staff talking with so much enthusiasm moves my heart.
I look forward to seeing Dai and the gang coming back to the screen!!
【Manga Writer: Inada Kouji】
I hope both those who never heard of “The Adventure of Dai” and those who are fans from before can both enjoy this new animation.
I've heard many things, such as the production method, have changed since the last anime adaption. I'm very interested in how the new anime depicts Dai's adventures.
【Drafter: Horii Yuuji】
When making “Dragon Quest” into a manga, I asked Sanjou-sensei and Inada-sensei to keep the world of the game but create a completely different story. It has already been animated once, there's nothing more joyful than it being recreated with the latest methods.
I'm looking forward to see it!
(C)Sanjou Riku, Inada Kouji/Shueisha・The Adventure of Dai Production Committee (C)SQUARE ENIX LTD. All Rights Reserved.
Kumeta Kouji's manga 『 Kakushigoto 』 gets an anime adaption in Apr. 2020. The teaser visual and teaser PV is released. Furthermore, together with the cast announcement, we have received comments from Kamiya Hiroshi (as Gotou Kakushi), Takahashi Rie (as Gotou Hime) and the author Kumeta Kouji.
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.
<Full comments are as below>
"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
OVA "Fly Me to the Moon ~SNS~" from the TV anime "Fly Me to the Moon" will be released on August 18, 2021. A promo video of the OVA was also released.
"Fly Me to the Moon" is an anime based on the manga by Hata Kenjirou, the author of "Hayate the Combat Butler". The 1st season of the TV anime series was broadcast from October 2020.
The rom-com depicts the "cute/precious" newly-married life of Yuzaki Nasa and the mysterious beautiful girl, Tsukasa.
The newly-released promo video starts with the scene where Nasa buys a smartphone for Tsukasa, giving us a glimpse of the sweet special episode of the two.
Further information about the Blu-ray product is yet to be announced, so let's keep an eye on the official website for new announcements.
OVA "Fly Me to the Moon ~SNS~" will be released on August 18.
(C) Hata Kenjirou, Shogakukan / Fly Me to the Moon Production Committee
The TV anime "Jujutsu Kaisen" will be joining the acrylic memo stand series, "Kake Suta". Pre-orders for "Kake Suta Jujutsu Kaisen" are being accepted on the anime/manga EC website "Character Depart" from January 21 to January 30.
"Jujutsu Kaisen" is originally a manga running on "Weekly Shonen Jump" from 2018. The seal of a powerful curse item has been broken and high school student Itadori Yuuji gets involved in the battle of curses. The anime adaptation of the dark fantasy has been running since October 2020.
"Kake Suta Jujutsu Kaisen" has 5 designs in the lineup, including cute chibi characters and stylish, realistic designs.
The whiteboard sticker, included with the product, lets you write and erase on it, so you can use it instead of a memo pad on your desk. The price is 1,800 JPY (tax excluded).
(C) Akutami Gege / Shueisha, Jujutsu Kaisen Production Committee
"Mr. Osomatsu", the ongoing TV anime , held an online Christmas live titled, "Iyami and Totoko's Merry Christ'Matsu'! ~Shey naru Yoru~(Holy Night)" on its official YouTube channel on December 24, 2020.
Since the broadcast was held on the Christmas Eve, several voice of the fans waiting for the event had been posted on Twitter. When the live stream started with a title call, the spokesmen Suzumura Kenichi and Endou Aya with Santa outfits appeared on the stage, where the decoration is made specially for Christmas night. The event started with Suzumura Kenichi saying, "although it is little difficult to see each other at the actual event, but I hope we can have a wonderful Christmas Eve together".
This live stream asked the fans "how they spend their Christmas Eve night" via letters in advance, and also welcomed the Twitter posts during the live stream. Many comments from the fans have been sent since the original goods will be given to the fans whose letters or posts were read during the event. Fukuyama Jun (playing Ichimatsu) and Kamiya Hiroshi (playing Choromatsu) with reindeer outfits appeared on the stage to show the original goods. Fukuyama passionately introduced himself. "I am Fuku-Reindeer-Yama Jun!!", while Kamiya made a fighting pose and said, "I am the Reindeer Man!" in front of camera. Twitter was put in the whirl of excitement since it is very rare to see them in reindeer outfits.
Moreover, the rest of the casts of 6 siblings later appeared on the stage. Sakurai Takahiro (Osomatsu), Nakamura Yuuichi (Karamatsu), and Ono Daisuke (Juushimatsu) made their appearance through phone calls, and Irino Miyu delivered his message via a letter. The common topic among the casts were "how everyone was spending their Christmas Eves" and "the honest comments after completing the first half of Season 3". Regardless of the expectation to hear the honest negative comments, the casts agreed that they "do not have much negative feeling toward Season 3", and the casts are also surprised at each other for not having any complaints.
In addition message cards from the story editor Matsubara Shuu and the director Fujita Youichi arrived at the event. Matsubara expressed his affection towards Endou saying, " I love Totoko. I love Endou-san", and director Fujita said, "after finishing 21 consecutive work days with one-day off twice, I do not feel well. I need HELP!" showing us how he's keeping being busy.
The last section was review quiz. Four difficult questions related to each cast was shown on the screen. As a response to the question, "On episode 4-'Ichimatsu Radio', what was the family name of the fake director, who works for a fake show of Ichimatsu, titled 'Deep Night Hour'?", Kamiya commented, "it is little embarrassing if I get this wrong", and got the right answer, "Director Kanda!". The casts continued to worked together to answer difficult questions, including "On episode 7-'Dociking', what kind of a tree is displayed in the cockpit on the spacecraft, where Choromatsu is working as a pilot?".
At the closing, all 4 casts seemed to enjoy the event. Kamiya commented, "I realized again how fun Mr. Osomatsu is!", while Endou sadly commented, "It is very sad to end this event, since I did not expect to participate in such an entertaining party as an adult". The live stream will be archived until 11:59 p.m. on December 31 on the official "Mr. Osomatsu" YouTube channel.
(C) Akatsuka Fujio/Mr. Osomatsu Production Committee
The special program of the TV anime "Fire Force Season 2", which just ended recently, "The Science Research Company 8" will be broadcast on December 19 and December 25, 2020, in two parts. Kendo Kobayashi, Mukai Satoshi and Kan Routarou from Panther, and Itou Ririna from Nogizaka 46 will be featured as they talk about the allure of this work.
This program "The Science Research Company 8" will feature Kendo Kobayashi, Mukai Satoshi and Kan Routarou from Panther, and Itou Ririna from Nogizaka 46.
Yamazaki Shirou from the Tokyo Institute of Technology is invited as a commentator, and they will research and recreated the work setting from the science side, which are contents that will have the audience enjoy "Fire Force" more.
"The Science Research Company 8" part 1 will be broadcast from 2:05 AM until 2:35 AM, on December 19 while part 2 will be broadcast from 1:35 AM until 2:05 AM, on December 26, on TBS.
MBS and BS-TBS will be broadcast regularly as usual.
（C）Ohkubo Atsushi, Kodansha／Special Fire Force Video PR Section
From the TV anime "Dragon Quest: The Adventure of Dai" (the broadcast will start in Oct. 2020), the cast voicing "The Demon Lord's Army", who also appears in the key visual, has been announced. The cast includes Seki Tomokazu, Maeno Tomoaki, Nara Tooru, Koyasu Takehito, Iwata Mitsuo, Hayami Shou, and Hashi Takaya. They also left some comments about their enthusiasm for each role.
"Dragon Quest: The Adventure of Dai" is based on the manga, which started to be serialized on "Weekly Shonen Jump" in 1989, and was the first long-running manga series named after the role-playing game "Dragon Quest" series.
"The Adventure of Dai", the total sales of which had exceeded 47 million, will appear as a new anime adaptation after 30 years since it started to be serialized as manga. The friendship and growth story of Dai and his friends will be depicted again using CG and a hybrid method.
A total of seven casts have been announced, including Seki Tomokazu as the Damon Hadlar, who tried to rule the world with monsters, Maeno Tomoaki as Crocodine, who has strong power and body, Nara Tooru as Flazzard, who can handle ice and fire, Koyasu Takehito as Myst-Vearn, who is really quiet and does not show any emotion, Iwata Mitsuo as Zaboera, who is sly, Hayami Shou as Baran, who is as strong as a fierce god, and Hashi Takaya as Vearn, is the supreme leader of The Demon Lord's Army.
TV anime "Dragon Quest: The Adventure of Dai" will be broadcast on TV TOKYO and chained channels in Oct.
<Full comments are below>
Seki Tomokazu as Damon Hadlar
I'm really glad to join "Dragon Quest: The Adventure of Dai" as I have been reading it since it started to be serialized.
At the same time, I'm also nervous to play the role of Hadlar.
Aono-san, who I respect, played Hadlar in the previous work.
I'll try my best in my own way.
Maeno Tomoaki as Crocodine
I really like this work so much that I cannot talk about it enough. I've been dreaming of "Dragon Quest: The Adventure of Dai" many times since I had an audition.
I'm honored that I can play one of the key roles, Crocodine.
I will try my best and take pride in being a warrior.
Nara Tooru as Flazzard
When I heard that "The Adventure of Dai" will become an anime adaptation in Reiwa, I immediately thought, "I want to play the role of Flazzard!" before I was amazed by the news.
Today, I'm going to play Flazzard for real, which is a great honor!
I will try to play energetically as Flazzard.
Koyasu Takehito as Myst-Vearn
I'm really glad and appreciate that I was chosen to play Myst-Vearn.
I cannot wait to see how mysterious Myst-Vearn appears in an exciting and attractive world.
I will fight for justice as much as I can as The Demon Lord's Army.
Please cheer us up. (laugh)
We will definitely win!! Oh-----!!
Iwata Mitsuo as Zaboera
When I took an audition for the role of Zaboera, I strongly desired as "Wow! I really want to play this character! I will for sure!"
I've never played a typical villain like Zaboera, who is sly, clever, and cunning, so I thought it would be a chance for me.
I was really glad that I won!
I'm very inspired. Please look forward to Zaboera I play!
Hayami Shou as Baran
When I heard that I could join this masterpiece, I was so glad that I
jumped for 5cm with joy.
There are several big fans of The Adventure of Dai around me.
I will play Baran in sincerity for them and for those who will watch for the first time.
Hashi Takaya as Vearn
When I heard that I would play the role in "The Adventure of Dai", I searched the cast for the previous work. I thought "Oh my god!" and I guessed right. Mr. Utsumi Kenji, who has a phenomenal voice, played "Vearn" in the previous work!!
I cannot be compared with him, so what I can do is only to try my best.
I'm also excited to see how "Vearn" is going to be.
(C)Sanjou Riku, Inada Kouji/Shueisha, The Adventure of Dai Production Committee, TV TOKYO/SQUARE ENIX CO., LTD.
The "Dragon Quest Day Special Program: Dragon Quest: The Adventure of Dai Latest Information Dai Release Special!" is a live event on Youtube that is set to be broadcast on May 27, 2020 (Dragon Quest Day). In the same show, it was announced that the new TV anime will be aired from Oct. 2020, and information about the cast members, including Tanezaki Atsumi, Toyonaga Toshiyuki, Komatsu Mikako, Hayami Saori, Sakurai Takahiro, and Kaji Yuuki were also released.
"Dragon Quest: The Adventure of Dai" is originally a manga with the same title, which started to be serialized in the "Weekly Shonen Jump" magazine in 1989 as the first long-term serialization of the role-playing video game "Dragon Quest" series.
"Dragon Quest: The Adventure of Dai", which has sold a total of 47 million copies of its manga, has been adapted into a completely new anime about 30 years after the serialization began. The story of friendship and growth of Dai and his friends is expressed through a new hybrid of CG and animation techniques.
The cast features six members: Tanezaki Atsumi, voice of the protagonist and young boy Dai, who dreams of becoming a hero; Toyonaga Toshiyuki as Pop, a young magician who becomes Dai's friend; Komatsu Mikako as Maam, a priest-warrior girl who also becomes Dai's friend; Hayami Saori as Leona, the beautiful princess of the Kingdom of Papnica; Sakurai Takahiro as Avan, Dai's master; and Kaji Yuuki as Hyunckel, one of the commanders of the army of the Demon King Hadlar.
Additional media contents for "Dragon Quest: The Adventure of Dai" were also announced.
In particular, the line-up includes three game titles, which are the smartphone RPG "Dragon Quest: The Adventure of Dai - Tamashii no Kizuna", the action RPG for home console "Dragon Quest: The Adventure of Dai - Infinity Strash", and the arcade game with collectible trading cards "Dragon Quest: The Adventure of Dai - Xross Blade".
Furthermore, various products are set to be on sale, including the "Dai Collection Set 1", which contains palm-sized metal miniatures of weapons and items from the show, "Visual Figures", which are 3D display figures with the shape of acrylic cards which beautifully depict all the characters, and "Act Braver", which is a collection of grip-sized figures with movable joints to recreate the special attack poses.
The new TV anime "Dragon Quest: The Adventure of Dai" will begin airing on TV Tokyo channels in Oct. 2020.
In addition, a newly colored edition of the manga (25 volumes in total) will be published in Oct. for 10 consecutive months. The new cover is illustrated by Inada Kouji, the same illustrator of the original.
<The full commentary is below>
Tanezaki Atsumi (as Dai)
I truly loved "Dragon Quest: The Adventure of Dai" when I used to watch it as a child. With this great passion for that work, I've always hoped to see a new series of it. I will do my best to make sure that both those who are new to this work and those who had the same passionate feelings about it in the old days will able to enjoy it.
Toyonaga Toshiyuki (as Pop)
My favorite adventure of Dai...
On top of that, I never thought that I would be able to play Pop.
I wish I could tell that to myself as a teenager since I read this manga so many times. "You'll be voicing Pop in the future!".
In that case, you would spill some mucus from your nose as you say, "That's amazing!".
I'll do my best to play my character, including the uncool scenes, the coward scenes, and the scenes full of courage! Medoroaaaaaaa!!
Komatsu Mikako (as Maam)
A world that everyone longed for, a group of characters that gave courage to everyone, a story that inspired many people. I feel very honored to be involved in such a work that can be considered as the Bible of Life. I want to put my heart into it and express the true spirit of Maam through my voice!
Also as a viewer, I'm looking forward to seeing the newly colored "Dragon Quest: The Adventure of Dai" of the Reiwa era!
Hayami Saori (as Leona)
I feel happy and nervous at the same time of being able to be involved in this work that is loved by so many people.
While enjoying the noble and strong-willed (and sometimes mischievous) Leona, I'll do my best in the dubbing session by joining this great adventure with all the staff and cast members. Let's look forward to the release!
Sakurai Takahiro (as Avan)
My name is Sakurai Takahiro and I will be the voice of Avan.
He is a character who appears to be so mature in terms of thought and interpersonal distance that he earned the saying, "A wise man keeps his knowledge to himself". He learned how to draw his own strength.
I think this is a work that will be nostalgic for our generation, and those in their teens and twenties will be able to find excitement in the fight scenes.
Let's all of us join this great adventure with Dai and his friends!
Kaji Yuuki (as Hyunckel)
I never thought I'd be able to get involved in the "Dragon Quest: The Adventure of Dai" as a voice actor and even as Hyunckel...! Seriously, I really feel like I'm having a dream. I'm so happy.
When I was a child, I used to read the manga with great excitement and do impressions of its characters. I actually might have used the "Amudo" impression during the audition (laughs).
I will do my performance with great responsibility and pride. Stay tuned for the broadcast!
(C) Sanjou Riku, Inada Kouji / Shueisha, The Adventure of Dai Production Committee, TV TOKYO (C) SQUARE ENIX CO., LTD.
(C) Sanjou Riku, Inada Kouji / Shueisha (C) SQUARE ENIX CO.
"Dragon Quest: Great Adventure of Dai" is an anime set in the world of "Dragon Quest". It will debut Mar. 1, 2020, through "GYAO!", and will be distributed completely free of charge. In the fall of 2020, a completely new anime is also set to be announced, but for now why not take the chance to enjoy this classic anime?
The original manga, set in the world of NES classic "Dragon Quest", was serialized in "Weekly Shonen Jump". The anime adaption first released in 1991, with voice talents such as Fujita Toshiko lending her voice to the titular Dai.
The story begins 15 years after the Demon King Hadlar and his evil army have been defeated by a hero. The demon king gets resurrected, and once again his evil influence begins to dominate the monsters. At that time, a new hero appears: Dai, who has been living amongst the monsters on the solitary island of Dermline, and who has studied under the tutorship of the demon-king-defeating-hero Avan.
The Anime "Dragon Quest: The Great Adventure of Dai" will be distributed every Sunday, Tuesday, and Friday on "GYAO!" from Mar. 1 to Jun. 27, 2020.
(C) Sanjou Riku, Inada Kouji/Shueisha・SQUARE ENIX・Toei Animation
"Mr. Fesmatsu '21", a special event to commemorate the release of Blu-ray＆DVD of the TV anime "Mr. Osomatsu" season 3, was held at Nakano Sunplaza, Tokyo, on June 6, 2021. In the event, new anime series and theatrical film were announced.
"Mr. Fesmatsu '21" was the 3rd event, following "Mr. Fesmatsu '16" to commemorate "Mr. Osomatsu" Season 1, and "Mr. Fesmatsu '18" to commemorate Season 2. Same as the last time, event composition and screenplay were handled by Matsubara Shu, who is in charge of series composition for the main series, and Yamamoto Kazutomi, who played the role of "Omusubi", a set of identical robot twins that started showing up in Season 3, appeared for the first time, as well as the sextuplets. A total of 13 cast members gathered together.
The event started with the opening remarks by Governor Jushimatsu, Played by Ono Daisuke, who appeared in "Tidbits Collection 3", episode 7 of Season 3. The audience was cracked up by cryptic remarks just like in the episode, and straight reactions by Sakurai Takahiro as MC. After the opening, a total of 13 cast members finally appeared, including Sakurai Takahiro, who played the role of Osomatsu. As the audience was not allowed to speak out loud, they welcomed them with glow sticks and applause.
The event consists of a lot of programs, including "Furikaeri-matsu", a talk session to look back on Season 3, "Shin Kobore Banashi-shu (New Tidbits Collection)", reading of a work newly written by Matsubara Shu, a dance show by the sextuplets in costumes, and "Kasege! Mutsugo Derby (Let's make money! Sextuplets Derby)", a mini gamble game inspired by "Casino", which is featured in the event visual. In "Furikaeri-matsu", each cast talked about a memorable episode of Season 3. Funny behind-the-scenes stories were revealed by them.
At the end of the daytime section, commemorating that this year hits the 6th anniversary, it has been announced that "Mr. Osomatsu" new anime series will be produced, and that two theatrical films will be shown in 2022 and 2023 for a limited period. The atmosphere reached the climax to hear the wonderful news.
Sakurai Takahiro, who plays the role of Osomatsu, the oldest of sextuplets, left some comments for the theatrical films: "I would say thank you to everyone for supporting us to hold such a wonderful event. As I wanted to make a hopeful announcement for the fans that came all the way to this event, so I did it! We have just made an announcement, so we have no other choice but to act on our words, so please look forward to a great scenario!"
At the ending, all the cast and sextuplets in costumes made a pose "Sheeh!", and came to an end in warm applause.
(C)Akatsuka Fujio / Mr. Osomatsu Production Committee
The second season of the TV anime "By the Grace of the Gods", which was broadcast from October 2020, is now in production. To commemorate this, a congratulatory illustration from character designer Deguchi Kaho has arrived.
In this work, Takebayashi Ryoma, a 39-year-old single salaryman working as a system engineer at a black company, meets a tragic end in his apartment alone. Ryoma is summoned to heaven, but the God of Creation, Goddess of Love, and God of Life ask for his cooperation, and he is reincarnated in another world as a child. Surrounded by kind people, Ryoma's days are filled with fun, and a fantasy of a slow life in a different world is depicted.
At the end of the first season, Eliaria, played by Kuwahara Yuuki, went to school in the royal capital and said goodbye to Ryoma, played by Tadokoro Azusa, promising to meet him again in three years. What kind of slow life will Ryoma lead with the slimes in the second season, and how will the slow life in another world continue to attract attention?
More information about the second season of the TV anime "By the Grace of the Gods" will be announced at a later date.
(C) Roy, Hobby Japan / "By the Grace of the Gods" Production Committee
The latest animation of "Pokemon", "Yume no Tsubomi" has been released on the YouTube channel of "Pokemon Kids TV". The director is Yamashita Shingo, continuing his role from "Pokemon: Twilight Wings" and the animation is by Studio Colorido.
This work is released as the 3rd "Poketoon" series on Pokémon official YouTube channel, "Pokemon Kids TV". It is depicted from the view of the parents and child before the start of the journey as a Pokémon trainer.
The animation is handled by Studio Colorido, which had handled "Penguin Highway", and "A Whisker Away" while the director is Yamashita Shingo, who had handled the anime "Pokemon: Twilight Wings" that takes place in the same setting as "Pokemon Sword and Shield". The comments from Yamashita have been released.
The latest animation of "Pokemon", "Yume no Tsubomi” is currently available on the YouTube channel of "Pokemon Kids TV".
Comments from the general director Yamashita Shingo
I will be handling the animation series of Pokémon after the "Pokemon: Twilight Wings" series. Regardless of the work, I'm trying my best in directing each episode so that the thoughts of "I want to watch more of this world setting and characters!" will appear. Please look forward to this work.
（C）2021 Pokémon. （C）1995-2021 Nintendo/Creatures Inc./GAME FREAK inc.
A new anime "Given: Uragawa no Sonzai", which depicts the story of Mafuyu and Ritsuka behind the scenes in "Given" (movie), has been announced along with a live-action drama adaptation.
"Given" is a BL manga by Kizu Natsuki serialized in Shinshokan's "Chéri+" since the 2013 Spring Issue. Centering on the four members of a rock band, the popular series depicts their love lives and their growth. It was initially broadcast in Fuji TV's "Noitamina" slot from July to September 2019, and "Given" (film) was released in August 2020.
The new anime "Given: Uragawa no Sonzai" depicts the high school student members Mafuyu and Ritsuka facing their own problems and supporting each other, behind the conflicts between Haruki, Akihiko, and Ugetsu.
The key visual featuring the two of them playing music on the school's stairs with a gentle light cast on them symbolizes the relationship between them.
It was also announced that a live-action drama will be created for the video streaming service FOD. Uenoyama Ritsuka will be played by Suzuki Jin, Satou Mafuyu by Sanari, Kaji Akihiko by Inowaki Kai, and Nakayama Haruki by Yanagi Shuntarou. The show is scheduled to be released on FOD at 12:00 a.m. on July 17 (JST).
The new anime "Given: Uragawa no Sonzai" will be included in the bonus DVD of the limited edition of the"Given" manga vol. 7, which will be released on December 1, 2021.
(C) Kizu Natsuki, Shinshokan / Given Production Committee
(C) Kizu Natsuki, Shinshokan / Fuji Television
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.