December 30, 2019 By: Nakase Koutarou (Translated by GOOOOOH!!! & ryonome ), 379 views
"Shadowverse" Anime's First Promotional Video and Casts (Kajiwara Gakuto and Hondo Kaede, etc) Revealed!
The TV Anime “Shadow Verse” has been announced to start broadcasting in Apr. 2020 and the first promotional video has been revealed. We've also received comments from the show's casts, Kajiwara Gakuto, Enkoi Junnya, Hondo Kaede, Ogura Yui, Taya Hayato, Tanezaki Atsumi, Iguchi Yuichi.
The TV Anime “Shadow Verse” has been announced to start broadcasting in Apr. 2020 and the first promotional video has been revealed.We've also received comments from the show's casts, Kajiwara Gakuto, Enkoi Junnya, Hondo Kaede, Ogura Yui, Taya Hayato, Tanezaki Atsumi, and Iguchi Yuichi.
“Shadowverse” is based on the smartphone TCG game developed by Cygames and released on Jun. 2016.
Opposed to the dark themed worldview in the game, the anime follows an original story of the protagonist Ryugasaki Hiro, a student of the Tensei Academy.
The first publicly revealed promotional video features original characters , andthe anime battling using familiarcards. Therefore, fans of the will enjoy the plot of the anime.
The voice casts have also been announced. For the main cast; Kajiwara Gakuto will voice Ryugasaki Hiiro (protagonist), Enoki Junya will voice Yonazuki Lucia (rival) and Hondo Kaede will voice Amamiya Mimori (heroine). For the secondary cast; Ogura Yui will voice Kurobane Alice, Taya Hayato will voice Shindo Kazuki, Tanezaki Atsumi will voice Ijuin Kai, and Iguchi Yūichi will voice Maura Everard.
The TV anime “Shadow Verse” will start broadcasting from Apr. 2020.
（C）Anime “Shadow Verse” Production Committee・TV Tokyo
TV Anime "Kaguya-sama wa Kokurasetai? Tensai-tachi no Renai Zunousen" will be aired from Apr. 2020. Together with this announcement, the first PV was released. The new cast for the second season such as Tomita Miyu (as Iino Miko) and Hidaka Rina (as Osaragi Kobachi) was announced.
TV anime "Gleipnir" will be broadcast in Apr. 2020. Together with that announcement, the main cast; Hanae Natsuki (as Kagaya Shuuichi), Touyama Nao (as Aoki Kurea), and Hanazawa Kana (as Aoki Erena), was revealed.
The key visual and trailer Vol. 1 of "Seitokai Yakuindomo Movie 2" (Nationwide Released Date: Jul. 10) are released. Along with that releases, the OAD and OVA of "Seitokai Yakuindomo *" are distributed. Moreover, the free streaming of the season 1 and season 2 of the TV series had started. It is distributed until Jul. 31 on the YouTube channel "Full Anime TV", and "BonBon TV".
"Seitokai Yakuindomo" is originally a 4-panel manga by Ujiie Tozen and is currently being serialized on "Weekly Shounen Magazine" (Kodansha). It is a comedy work filled with dirty jokes and revolved on the student council of Ousai Academy which is in a harem state as there are only 28 guys compare to 524 girls.
Season 1 of the TV Anime was aired on 2010, season 2 was aired on 2014, while the first movie of the anime was released on 2017.
The key visual depicts a bittersweet image of Amakusa Shino, and Tsuchida Takatoshi, who is wearing a Sakuratan mask, have their back facing each other.
The exhaustion serious trailer is filled with a meaningful statement but it is done in the "Seitokai Yakuindomo" way where it filled with all the unique characteristic of the familiar characters.
At the same time, the OAD and OVA of "Seitokai Yakuindomo *" started its first distribution on various streaming websites such as "Amazon Video". This gives the chance to watch the two animations as these were available only through the freebies that are attached to the original manga.
Furthermore, season 1 and season 2 of the TV series can be streamed for free on the YouTube channel "Full Anime TV", and "BonBon TV" until Jul. 31. Do take this chance to recap on the episode prior to the movie release.
"Seitokai Yakuindomo Movie 2" will be released on nationwide theatre from Jul. 10, 2020.
（C）Ujiie Tozen・Kodansha／"Seitokai Yakuindomo Movie 2" Production Committee
From the TV anime "Love and Producer~EVOL×LOVE~", the key visual and the 2nd promotion video have been released.
Also, to commemorate it, the comments from the cast including Ono Yuuki (playing Haku), Sugita Tomokazu (playing Zen), Hirakawa Daisuke (playing Shimon), and Kakihata Tetsuya (playing Kira) arrived.
"Love and Producer~EVOL×LOVE~" is the TV anime originated from the romance simulation game of Papergames, which has recorded over 90 million downloads around the world.
The protagonist, who is the CEO and the producer of the small film company called "Kiseki Entertainment", starts to be involved in the truth of his father's death, his lost memory, and a large conspiracy behind it after meeting 4 "Evolver" (superhuman race) who have the different position in the society and personality with one another.
The key visual released this time depicts 4 dark "Kare" (man/boyfriend): Haku, who is the graduate of the protagonist's high school and now a special EVOL policeman, Zen, who is the CEO of "Far Ray Group", who invests on the protagonist's business, Shimon, the authority scientist in the brain science whom the protagonist invites to the TV show, Kirara, who is the popular idol who invites the protagonist to appear in the show.
The 2nd promotion movie is produced by MAPPA (known for "Yuri!!! on ICE" and "BANANA FISH") under the director Sakai Munehisa of "Zombie Land Saga", and it's increasing expectations toward the TV anime.
Furthermore, on YouTube, the comments from the 4 casts Sugita Tomokazu (playing Zen), Hirakawa Daisuke (playing Shimon), and Kakihata Tetsuya (playing Kira) have been revealed. Each cast answered 3 questions toward the broadcast of the TV anime.
Also, the goods of the TV anime have been decided, and they will be sold in the stores, including "MAPPA ONLINE STORE".
The TV anime "Love and Producer~EVOL×LOVE~" will be broadcast in 2020.
(C) Love and Producer/ Paper Pictures/MAPPA
It was decided that the light novel "How a Realist Hero Rebuilt the Kingdom", which is published from "Overlap Bunko", will become a TV anime series. To commemorate this, comments from the author Dojyomaru and the illustrator of the original manga Fuyuyuki were released.
"How a Realist Hero Rebuilt the Kingdom" depictshow Soma, the hero who was summoned to another world, gets appointed to the king of the another world after proposing reforms in the internal affairs using his modern knowledge. It is an "innovative fantasy about internal politics in another world", in which characters are struggling to rebuild the nation.
The attractions of the original novel are the scenes of Soma quickly solving many difficult issues with his fresh ideas and heartwarming interactions with who he meets, and the series have exceeded over 800,000 copies. The manga version which is currently serialized in "Comic Garde" is popular as well.
Together with the TV anime adaption annoucement,, the PV to commemorate this has been released on a special website.
Also on Apr. 25, the latest 12th volume of the original novel will be released from "Overlap Bunko", and the latest 5th volume of the comicalized manga will be released from "Comic Garde". These definitely should be checked out.
<Full comment is below>
【Novel author: Dojyomaru】
I wasn't expecting of it becoming the TV anime! One day, when I had a conversation about media mix, I was summoned to the Overlap Bunko headquarters. I remember spacing out when the boss of the manager told me, "It was decided to create an animation (95%)".
At that time, I was wondering if it ever would be turned into a CD drama...
This is also thanks to the artist Fuyuyuki, Ueda Satoshi, who is in charge of the manga version, the people involved in the overseas translation, and, above all, the readers who support this novel.
I will do my best to meet your expectations, so I look forward to your continued support.
（C）Dojyomaru/ Overlap Illustration: Fuyuyuki,
The 2nd season for the TV anime "How Not to Summon a Demon Lord" has been announced with the title "How Not to Summon a Demon LordΩ", and decided that it will be broadcast in 2021.
Together with the announcement, a teaser visual has been released , and the comments and the illustrations from the involved people, including the casts of Mizunaka Masaaki, Serizawa Yuu, and Waki Azumi, arrived.
"How Not to Summon a Demon Lord" is a fantasy light novel by Murasaki Yukiya, which is publishing from "Kodansha Light Novel Bunko".
The protagonist, who has been known as the "demon lord" with overwhelming power, is one day summoned to the different world with the appearance in the video game. The story is called "Otherworldy Adventure with Dreams and Magic", where the protagonist is tossed about by the heroines, while behaving as "the Demon Lord Diablo" with ultimate power.
The 1st season of the TV anime was directed by Ajiado under the director Murano Yuuta, which had been broadcast from Jul. 2018 to Sept. 2018.
"How Not to Summon a Demon LordΩ" will be directed by Kuwahara Tomo (known for "Dagashi Kashi 2" and "The Quintessential Quintuplets"), while Tezuka Production and Okuruto Noboru produce animation.
Fudeyasu Kazuyuki will be the series director, and Kaneko Shizue will be in charge of the character designs.
The teaser visual released together with the announcement contains the design of Diablo, Shera, and Rem in the middle, while the character shows a peace sign as they celebrate the production of 2nd season.
The head priest Lumachina and magical robot maid Rose will be the new characters for the 2nd season, and they are raising expectations toward the 2nd season.
TV anime "How Not to Summon a Demon LordΩ" is scheduled to be broadcast in 2021. Detailed information will be released later.
<Full Comments are Listed Below>
【Mizunaka Masaaki, playing Diablo】
When I heard about the production of the 2nd season, I was happy from the bottom of my heart that I can see the characters from "How Not to Summon a Demon Lord" again.
I cannot wait to see how Diablo and his friends' adventure continues after the end of the 1st season, and I am happy that I can deliver it to you.
I will do my best to play Diablo as I did before.
Please look forward to the 2nd season!
【Serizawa Yuu, playing Shera L. Greenwood】
I am HAPPY!
I am glad that I can go on the adventure together with Shera, Rem, and Diablo, in the world I love!
I am thankful to everyone who continued support on the original light novel and anime!
I will do my best to play Shera who is even passionate and bold in the 2nd season! Please look forward to it!
【Waki Azumi, playing Rem Galleu】
My name is Waki Azumi, and I will play Rem!
I was glad to hear that the production of the 2nd season was decided...!
This became real because of all of your support!!
I am delighted that I could play Rem again, and, of course, I am happy to have an opportunity to work with you again♪
How will the story progresses in the next season...
At least, I'm sure that there are wonderful points to see as it did in the 1st season, so please look forward to it!
(C) Murasaki Yukiya・Kodansha/How Not to Summon a Demon LordΩ Production Committee
We are now in late June. Many of the new spring 2020 TV anime titles have reached their last episode.
Due to the spread of the new coronavirus, many spring anime have been postponed. Which are the most popular titles among the fans?
Here at Anime! Anime! we conducted a reader survey asking, "Which is the best anime in spring 2020 (April)?". During the survey period between Jun. 18 to Jun. 25, a total of 175 responses were received. The gender ratio featured almost the same number of votes with 48% male and 52% female. The age group was about 38% for those under the age of 19, and about 30% for those in their 20s, mainly focusing on youngsters.
■From the bond between father and daughter to the love story of geniuses, to the mysterious curse... Noteworthy works appear in the ranking!
The 1st place goes to "Kakushigoto" with an approval rating of about 18%.
Some comments have been received such as, "The original story has been adapted from manga to anime faithfully. The ending was also wonderful", and "The entire series was like a painting, a really beautiful work of art". Fans also praised the last episode, "It made me laugh every time, and I cried so hard in the last episode that I got my clothes wet!", and "I cried at the last episode".
The 2nd place goes to "Kaguya-sama: Love is War" with an approval rating of about 16%.
Many fans appreciated how the series entertained them since the first season, which was broadcast in 2019; "It was very interesting since the first season", and "I felt that the cast and staff members gave it their all. The gag episodes, in particular, were filled with a lot of parodies, and also the changes in the relationship between Kaguya and the president were always exciting and fun!".
We also received comments about the new characters of the last season, "With the new characters such as Miko-chan, the work has become even more interesting".
The second season of "Fruits Basket" ranked in 2nd place with the same percentage of votes (16%).
It has been over 15 years since the conclusion of the original work, and the series is still loved. Comments have been received; "The first manga I bought with my pocket money was 'Fruits Basket'. After 10 years since its conclusion, I was looking forward to seeing the full version of the anime", and "There are a lot of fascinating characters which feature both warm and dark sides. I can't wait to see the rest of the story since it is also called 'Bible'".
In addition, the ranking based only on the male votes sees "Kaguya-sama: Love is War" in 1st place, "My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom!" in 2nd place, and "Kakushigoto" in 3rd place. The female side sees "Kakushigoto" in 1st place, "Fruits Basket" second season in 2nd place, and "My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom!" in 3rd place.
Regarding "My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom!", many comments praised the cuteness of the main character Catarina; "I fell in love with her cuteness and kind personality", and "She is so adorable! It was very fun to see, and I was also touched by some scenes".
■Let's introduce other comments!
"Argonavis from BanG Dream!", "The female characters are very famous in the series, but also the boys' ver. is very interesting to watch".
"Ascendance of a Bookworm", "Both the original manga and the anime are very interesting" and "I can well understand the feelings of the protagonist. The depiction of the characters is also very well done".
"Wave, Listen to Me!", "The speed of Minare's talking was great" and "Too much fun in every episode".
Although the spring anime have had a rough start, the ranking includes the most anticipated new works and notable sequels.
"Which is the best anime in spring 2020 (April)?"
2. "Kaguya-sama: Love is War"
2. "Fruits Basket" 2nd season
4. "My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom!"
5. "Argonavis from BanG Dream!"
5. "Ascendance of a Bookworm" (Part 2)
7. "Sing "Yesterday" for Me"
7. "Tower of God"
9. "Wave, Listen to Me!"
11. "Woodpecker Detective's Office"
11. "Tomica Kizuna Gattai Earth Granner"
13. "Legend of the Galactic Heroes: The New Thesis (NHK ver.)"
13. "Shin Sakura Wars: The Animation"
13. "The 8th Son? Are You Kidding Me?"
13. "Princess Connect! Re:Dive"
13. "Blade of the Immortal"
20. "ULTRAMAN (terrestrial broadcast)"
20. "Shachibato! President, It's Time for Battle!"
20. "Dropkick on My Devil!"
(Response period: Jun. 18 - Jun. 25, 2020)
To commemorate the last episode of the last episode of the TV Anime "Kaguya-sama: Love is War Season 2", the "Kaguya Day", which will span for 14.5 hours, featuring a re-wind on the past episodes and an original program will be held on Jun. 27 in ABEMA.
"Kaguya Day" will have a broadcast of all the episodes of the first season that was broadcast on 2019 and a re-winde on the second season that is currently broadcasting. It will also have an original program "Kaguya-sama's room" featuring Koga Aoi (voice of Shinomiya Kaguya), Furukawa Makoto (voice of Shirogane Miyuki), Kohara Konomi (voice of Fujiwara Chika), and others. This event will span for 14.5 hour.
"Kaguya DAY" will start on the 9:30 AM on Jun. 27 (the broadcast date of the last episode of "Kaguya-sama: Love is War Season 2") in ABEMA.
（C）Akasaka Aka／Shueisha・Kaguya-sama: Love is War Production Committee
The synopsis and the upcoming cut scene of the TV anime series "The 8th Son? Are You Kidding Me?" 12th ep. (final episode) arrived on Thursday, Jun. 18. Moreover, a special project of a reading video by Amalie (CV: Yukana) has also been released.
"The 8th Son? Are You Kidding Me?" is based on the novel of the same name, with a cumulative total sales of 2.5 million copies.
One day, Ichinomiya Shingo (25 years old), a mediocre salesman, woke up as a strange child, Wendelin (5 years old), the eighth son of a poor aristocrat from lands far away.
Shingo gets desperate as he does not have any family inheritance or territories and has no information on domestic wars, but he is aiming for independence with the one good point of being blessed with a magical talent.
In the final episode, Kurt, who is aiming to kill Well, appears in front of him with the magical tool "The Dragon Whistle" in his hand. However, Kurt's magic tool was a "curse flute", a cursed item that gathered grudges and turned him into an undead. Well, who inadvertently responded to the demands of Kurt's defeat, makes his final bet...
The "ABEMA" special program that features Enoki Junya (Wendelin), Nishi Asuka (Elise), and Yukana (Amalie) will be held from 18:00 on Jun. 2. Moreover, all episodes will be rerunand the 12 ep. audio commentaries limited to "ABEMA" will be broadcast, so if you are a fan, please check it out.
TV anime series "The 8th Son? Are You Kidding Me?" 12 ep. (final episode) "The 8th Son? That's it!" will be broadcast on TOKYO MX and others on Thursday, Jun. 18, 2020.
(C)YA/MF Books/"The 8th Son? Are You Kidding Me?" Production Committee
The special program for the TV anime “Princess Connect! Re: Dive” has been decided to broadcast on Jun. 29, 2020 exclusively on “ABEMA Anime Channel” to mark the broadcast of the final episode. M・A・O, Itou Miku, and Tachibana Rika will appear on the program. The broadcast of all episodes up to this point has been decided as well.
“Princess Connect! Re: Dive” the anime based on the dramatic anime RPG on smartphones and the computers released from Cygames.
The story is set in the Astraia continent and revolves around the amnesia boy Yuuki, who is traveling with the members of the Gourmet Food Palace, including the beautiful female swordsman who is always hungry called Pekorine, a calm cat witch called Kyaru, and the guide Kokoro.
M・A・O (playing Pekorine), Itou Miku (playing Kokoro), and Tachibana Rika (playing Kyaru) will make appearances in the special program “Anime ‘Princess Connect! Re: Dive’ AbemaTV Special Program〜This is Surprising that the Final Episode is Coming Soon!〜”. They will review the entire 12 episodes and introduce the important points of the final episode.
Moreover, the episode 1 to 12 of “Princess Connect! Re: Dive” will be broadcast before the special program. This is a great opportunity to review for the ABEMA’s special program and episode 13.
Finally, the visual and the cast for the new character in episode 11 called “Neneka” have been revealed. What role will Nenekaplay in the story? She gathered attention for her actions. Iguchi Yuuka will play “Neneka”.
The special program “Anime ‘Princess Connect! Re: Dive’ AbemaTV Special Program〜This is Surprising that the Final Episode is Coming Soon!〜” will be broadcast on “ABEMA Anime Channel” from 11:00 P.M. of Jun. 29, 2020.
(C) Anime “Princess Connect Re: Dive” Production Committee
The 2nd promotion movie for the TV anime scheduled on Jul. 3, 2020 called "Dokyū Hentai HxEros" has been released.
TV anime "Dokyū Hentai HxEros" is a manga by Kitada Ryouma, which is currently serialized in "Jump SQ".
The Earth is currently in danger with the mysterious invader called "parasite". Parasite attempts to suck the source of pervert called "H(E)nergy" to make the humans lazy. The high school student Enjou Retto starts to fight as a member of the heroes called "HXEros" to protect the Earth from the Parasites...
The promotion movie released this time contains the charms of the characters and depicts the heroes from the Saitama branch fighting the Parasites with H(E)nergy.
The promotion movie also released the ending theme song called "Lost emotion" sung by Hoshino Kirara (CV: Kakuma Ai).
TV anime "Dokyū Hentai HxEros" will be broadcast from Jul. 3, 2020 on TOKYO MX, BS11, and other channels.
(C) Kitada Ryouma/Shueisha・Dokyū Hentai HxEros Production Committee
The drama starting from Jul. 9, 2020 titled "TV Theater Success Sou 2" released the cast visuals. The theme song has been decided to be "Success Sou de Matteru" (Waiting at Apartment Success), which Aramaki Yoshihiko, Kuroba Mario, and Wada Masanari try new dance and rap music. The narrator for this drama is Miyano Mamoru.
"TV Theater Success Sou" had been broadcast in 2019 as a new genre of drama as "TV Theater" in 2019, which Nelke Planning (known for 2.5-dimensional live-action play production) and the scriptwriter Tokuo Kouji (became famous from the drama 'Ossan's Love') collaborated and try to rehearse only once. This drama is the 2nd series.
The theme song is called "Success Sou de Matteru" (Waiting at Apartment Success), which was originally written for this drama. Lyric and music are directed by the director Kawajiri Keita (SUGARBOY), and the rap part will be sung by all cast members, including Aramaki Yoshihiko, Arisawa Keitarou, and Takahashi Kensuke. The rap part has a total of 11 types, and the lyrics match with each character.
Moreover, Miyano Mamoru, who is a voice actor active in many fields as a voice actor and a singer, will narrate the drama. The promotion movie narrated by Miyaon will be released soon.
"TV Theater Success Sou 2" will start the broadcast from Jul. 9, 2020 on 1:00 am on TV Tokyo and other channels.
(C) "TV Theater Success Sou 2" Production Committee ※In order of the room numbers
(C) "TV Theater Success Sou 2" Production Committee
The TV anime "Hanyou no Yashahime" ("Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon"), which depicts the adventures of the daughters of Sesshoumaru and Inuyasha, is scheduled to be aired on the Yomiuri TV / Nihon TV network across Japan from this fall every Saturday at 17:30 p.m.
"Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon" is the story of the half-demon girls Towa and Setsuna, twin daughters of Sesshoumaru, and Kagome and Inuyasha's daughter, Morohara, who set out on a journey transcending time by traveling between the present day and the Sengoku period.
Saro Teruo, who was the assistant director for "Inuyasha The Final Act", serves as the director, alongside the staff members of the "Inuyasha" anime series and the original manga creator Takahashi Rumiko, who will provide the original designs for the main characters.
In addition, the series "Inuyasha: The Final Episode" is scheduled to be reaired on Yomiuri TV's Kansai local late-night anime program "MANPA" from Jun. 29.
For those who miss the broadcast, it will be available for free for one week on "ytv MyDo!", "TVer", and "GYAO!", so be sure to check it out in preparation for "Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon".
TV anime "Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon" is scheduled to be aired in fall 2020. On the official Twitter account, a campaign is being held to announce the latest news and to promote the broadcast.
(C) Takahashi Rumiko / Shogakukan, Yomiuri TV, Sunrise 2020
Studio Ghibli revealed teaser images for their new CGI feature film "Aya to Majo", directed by Miyazaki Goro and supervised by Miyazaki Hayao. Alongside, the director also commented briefly on the film.
"Aya to Majo" is based on a novel by the children's book author Diana Wynne Jones, who also wrote "Howl's Moving Castle".
The story centers around a girl, Aya, who doesn't that her true identity is a witch, until one day she is brought in to a mysterious household and ends up living under the same roof as another mean-spirited witch.
The film is under direction by Miyazaki Goro, who also won an Emmy award for his adaptation of "Ronja Rövardotter". "Aya to Majo" was also one of the 56 movies chosen for Cannes Festival's "2020 Official Selection".
"Aya to Majo" will broadcast on 2020 Winter at NHK.
Director - Miyazaki Goro
There are way too many adults and fewer children presently here in our country (Japan).
It must be really tough for these children to be surrounded by so many grown-ups and having to deal with them on a daily basis.
There was this light bulb moment while I thinking about this matter, which allowed me to come up with ideas for the protagonist Aya.
Please do look forward to seeing in the movie her way of dealing with cumbersome grown-ups.
Although rebellious, the lovely Aya will give courage to the kids, and cheer up the adults watching.
（C）2020 NHK, NEP, Studio Ghibli
Ikezawa Haruna, a voice actress famous for roles of Nishizawa Momoka in "Sgt. Frog", Torahamu-chan in "Hamtaro", and others, had reported her marriage on Twitter on Jul. 1, 2020. Her colleagues Okiayu Ryoutarou, Kawanishi Kengo, and many fans answered to this message with congratulations on Twitter.
Ikezawa-san posted on her Twitter on Jul., 1 "I got married! I thought I would announce such an important news to all the people who always support me in a more classic way, but since it's too difficult, I just throw it as a ball. I'm surprised the most."
She continues by introducing her husband, "He is Japanese. But since he spent his childhood abroad and lived there for a long time, he is very global. So-called 'usual person'. Our first meeting was very unusual"
She said, that originally she wanted to report her marriage sooner, but, "Because of Corona, it was postponed. My husband could not return home as planned, and our relationship turned into very-very-very-long distance and uncertain. But finally, everything is resolved, and I can openly say about it."
She ended with a message about future activities, "I haven't changed much. It may have become a little freer, easier, and easier than ever. I'm still pushing into many books, food, traveling, plays, and writing. I want to share it with you. Thank you for your continued support."
In response to this announcement, Okiayu Ryoutarou, Kawanishi Kengo, Sonoezaki Mie, Noto Arisa, Takimoto Fujiko, and other voice actors' sent congratulations on Twitter Ikezawa-san. Many other people commented as well, "I'm surprised! Congratulations! I'm so happy!", "Oh! What a surprise! I was so surprised that I checked twice! Congratulations! Be happy for a long time!", "I was confused for a moment with such a straight message", "It's funny because there aren't many people now who can say it directly like this.”
Information of the 2020 performance of "AD-LIVE" has been announced. "AD-LIVE" is an all-adlib stage performance produced by the voice actor Suzumura Kenichi. It has cast many famous voice actors in the past.
Along with the announcement, a total of 16 voice actors including Nishiyama Koutarou, Kimura Ryouhei, and Takagi Wataru, were revealed as participants of the performance.
The theme of the 2020 "AD-LIVE" performance is "escape". The unpredictable adlib performance will be collaborating with the expert mystery maker SCRAP, which has produced many real-life escape games.
The stage is set in a "luxury cruise ship". Two people, "One who wants to deliver something" and "One who wants to meet someone", meet on the "riddle-solving luxury cruise ship tour" full of mysteries. The various mysteries block the two from escaping.
What kind of story will be woven on the ship sailing through the sea? Can they escape and accomplish what they came here for?
It will be the most unpredictable performance of "AD-LIVE".
Suzumura Kenichi, Morikubo Showtaro, Yashiro Taku, Tsuda Kenjirou, Nishiyama Koutarou, Takagi Wataru, Ono Kensho, Kimura Ryouhei, Kimura Subaru, Nakamura Sougo, Asanuma Shintaro, Hikasa Youko, Aoi Shouta, Namikawa Daisuke, Toriumi Kousuke, and Yoshino Hiroyuki are the 16 performers, 6 of which are participating for the first time. We have received comments from each of them.
"AD-LIVE 2020" will begin with their 2 performances, afternoon and night of Sep. 5, 2020, in Chiba.
<Full comments are as below.>
Performing in AD-LIVE with the great Takagi Wataru-san! I've seen his stage play, and it was so amazing! It's an honor to be on the same stage! It's also a challenge for me! I'll do my best to make it an entertaining stage!
The AD-LIVE season has come again! I'll heal my wounds from last year's AD-LIVE ZERO in this performance, haha. I'm so excited!
I'm nervous since this is my first performance of AD-LIVE, but it makes me happy to be on the same stage as MoriKubo-san! He always takes good care of me. I'll do my best!
I'm glad to be part of AD-LIVE again. It's a completely different concept from last time so I'm excited. Mystery solving? Not my thing. I'll get help from Nishiyama Koutarou. Please come to see our performance!
This will be my first time to join AD-LIVE! It's nice to be on stage with Tsuda-san. He has taken good care of me since my debut. I'm nervous, but I'll enjoy it too!
Hi, I'm Takagi Wataru. AD-LIVE? Yeah, it's fun! It's fun to watch, not perform. Who would want to be in such a tough... What? They want me to join? I sure will!
Hi, I'm Ono Kensho. Every time I'm in AD-LIVE, I have to think so hard, I lose all my energy, but I somehow come back to this stage. I'm looking forward to seeing what will happen on stage this year!
This project has a reputation for being very interesting. I'm going to hop on its reputations and lean on the experienced Kenhou. I'll enjoy it, and I hope you will too.
Thank you for letting me join AD-LIVE! I'm super nervous but I'm even more excited! Please enjoy the show!
I'll be joining again! That means I can feel that tension again! I'll do my best so I can enjoy my drink after the show!
I've been called "Mr. Senshuuraku" (Senshuuraku means the last of a performance), but this is the first time I won't be performing last. This will be my first AD-LIVE with a woman, and I'm looking forward to it!
I'm Hikasa Youko and I'll be joining AD-LIVE. This is my first time so I'm nervous and worried, but since I'll be going on stage with Asa-nii (Asanuma-san's nickname), who I've known for a fairly long time, I can give it my best shot without hesitation. I hope my performance will entertain you all.
I never know what will happen next. AD-LIVE is the same. I can't predict anything. I just want to deliver you the best enjoyment and excitement. Please enjoy!
It's been a while since my last AD-LIVE!! It hasn't hit me yet, but I know I'm going to be nervous as it gets close! I love my partner！ I hope the performance goes well!!
Toriumi has returned. Thank you for having me again. I will be pairing up with Yoshino-san, who I've known for a long time. I don't know what will happen, but I'm excited.
You never know until it's over.
Toyoda Moe is a female voice actress who is known for Matsubara Kanon from "BanG Dream!" (Hello, Happy World!) and Kawashima Sapphire from "Sound! Euphonium", and her photobook will be released on Aug. 7, 2020. The title, exclusive cut, gifts for the purchase made by businesses, and event information were revealed as well.
The title of this photobook is "Toyoda Moe Photobook Moegurashi". This photobook contains a total of 27 serializations of "Room Share with Moeshi" from "Seiyu Grand Prix", with the new photographs making you feel like you actually live together with Toyoda , including "Boyfriend Shirt" and "Apron" that fulfills gentlemen's wish, a bathing scene of "claw foot bathtab", and Toyoda in pajamas with no makeup on.
Moreover, as the "room share side arc", an exclusive photograph of acamping date held at Nagatoro, Saitama. The room share held outside home in a tent and camping car will show her relaxed side in nature.
Pre-orders for "Toyoda Moe Photobook Moegurashi" are currently available at Animate, Gamers, Tora no Ana, and Shufunotomo Infos Online Shop with the gifts for purchases made by businesses, and the book will be released at Aug. 7.
A release celebration event targeting people who purchased with pre-orders will be held at Animate, Gamers, Tora no Ana and other shops on Aug. 23. Online events targeting the consumers at Shufunotomo Infos Online Shop are also scheduled.
Detailed information is on the each store's website.
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Voice actresses, Ogura Yui and Itou Miki will appear on the front and back covers respectively at "Ani-PASS Plus # 01" freshly published by Shinko Music.
Ogura Yui, who is known for her roles as Kagayaki Homore (Cure Etoile) at "HUGTTO! PRECURE", Futaba Sana at "Magia Record: Puella Magi Madoka Magica Side Story", has released her 12th single "Happiness* Sensation" in Jun. 2020. In addition to the cover, this magazine issue features 30 pages special, including an artist card.
Itou Miki famous for many roles, including Tsurumaki Kokoro in "BanG Dream!", Sanku Nakano in "Five Equal Brides", and Kokkoro from the spring 2020 anime series "Princess Connect! Re:Dive". Magazine issue provides a back cover introduction story for this magazine and artist card.
Moreover, this issue includes Takahashi Rie, Serizawa Yu, Kiyono Yasuno, Tomita Miyu Miyu, on new unit "NOW ON AIR" with photos and long interviews, and Kumada Akane from 6-members band "ARCANA PROJECT" will appear.
"Ani-PASS Plus # 01" is published in A4 size, which is one size larger than usual "Ani-PASS". It's priced for 1,300 JPY (excluding tax), and sales will start on Jun. 26, 2020.
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
"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.
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.