The 2nd cour key visual of TV Anime “Sword Art Online: Alicization – War of Underworld” has been revealed. In addition, an orchestra concert will be held.
The 2nd cour key visual of the new season (premiere in Apr. 2020) depicts Asuna and the others whom registered as super accounts of the three goddesses joining the war. In the center, Kirito makes his appearance dressed as a black swordman. Fans have great expectations about his revival.
The “Sword Art Online Film Orchestra Concert 2020 with Tokyo New City Orchestra” is scheduled to be held on Apr. 11. The musical composition by Kajiura Yuki, who was in charge of the series' music, will be performed as a full orchestra arrangement. Fans will be able to truly experience the story of “Sword Art Online”.
In addition, the interactive exhibition event “Sword Art Online -Ex Chronicle- in KYOTO” will be held from Jan. 31 to Feb. 3. The drawn illustration shows the seven characters Alice, Eugeo, Yuuki, Sinon, Leafa, Asuna, and Kirito wrapped up in an original white-based outfit.
At the Kyoto venue, 25 new products will be joining the lineup with the total number of products becoming a large volume of 90 points in total. Tickets will be available for sale from 10 am on Jan. 8. Admission ticket plus SoundAR original goods is priced at 4000 JPY, admission ticket including SoundAR is 2500 JPY, admission ticket plus original goods is 3000 JPY, and regular admission ticket is priced at 1500 JPY (all tax included).
In addition, a limited number of special tickets that includes original clear files will be available for sale at Animate. They are priced at 2000 JPY (tax included).
A special show and a broadcast marathon of the anime "Sword Art Online: Alicization – War of Underworld" have been announced. They are scheduled to be broadcast sequentially on "Abema Anime Channel" from 18 pm on Dec. 28, 2019. In the show, voice actors such as Matsuoka Yoshitsugu, Tomatsu Haruka, and others will talk about their memories and highlights of the anime production.
"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 latest episodes (episodes 7-12) of "Obsolete", a SF battle action was written by an exceptional novelist Urobuchi Gen, known for "Psycho-Pass" and "Puella Magi Madoka Magica", will be distributed on YouTube from 8:00 p.m. on Dec. 1, 2020. Ahead of that, the music video of the opening theme song 'Obsolete', co-produced by world-class artists Skrillex and Nightwatch, has been released.
"Obsolete" is an original full CG animation that depicts the 'if' world where 'Exoframe', the '2.5m' tall consciousness-controlled general-use humanoid robot, is active. It was originally written and its story- edition was handled by Urobuchi Gen, who has produced numerous big hits, and animation production was handled by Buemon, a cutting-edge CG animation studio.
Episodes 1-6 were released on YouTube Originals in December 2019, and gained over 30 million views.
The music video of the opening theme song 'Obsolete', co-produced by world-class artists Skrillex and Nightwatch, has been released, featuring the cutscene of the newest episode.
The newest cutscenes and new mechanic and character designs have also been revealed.
The latest episodes (episodes 7-12) of "Obsolete" will be streamed on YouTube from 8:00 p.m. on Dec. 1, 2020.
It was decided that the broadcast of the anime "Subarashiki Kono Sekai The Animation" based on Square Enix's action RPG "Subarashiki Kono Sekai" will start in April 2021. Along with that announcement, the 2nd PV & main visual have been released and it was announced that the multi-national band, ALI from Shibuya will handle the opening theme song.
"Subarashiki Kono Sekai The Animation" starts with the main protagonist, Neku waking up at Shibuya Scramble Crossing.
Actually that is the other dimension "UG" (Under Ground) that overlapps with the actual Shibuya. Neku becomes a participant in "Shinigami's Game" without understanding anything and undertakes the impossible "mission" and assaults from the monster "Noise" while searching for the hidden truth of the game and his memory.
Along with the main visual that depicts the Shinigami, the 2nd PV with the opening theme "TEENAGE CITY RIOT" by ALI has been revealed.
The 1st PV only reveals the voice of Neku/ Sakuraba Neku (voiced by Uchiyama Kouki) while the 2nd PV reveals the voice of the Shinigamis and the important characters.
"Subarashiki Kono Sekai The Animation" will start in April 2021.
Leo from ALI
I would like to congratulate Saburashiki Kono Sekai for getting its first anime adaptation.
I was really happy that "TEENAGE CITY RIOT" was used as the opening for the adaptation of this famous game.
I am looking forward to the video adaptation of the tremendous battle in Shibuya, the place where I was born and raised.
This catch song shouts out on living together while driving away the illogical and unfairness in both the setting of Subarashiki Kono Sekai and the actual world, so I hope for it to be delivered together with this work.
So, let's live together during these fierce times, help, and love each other in this wonderful world.
Long Live Music!
（C）SQUARE ENIX ／Subarashiki Kono Sekai Production Committee, MBS
In commemoration of the release of the latest issue of the "The Intuition of Suzumiya Haruhi" on November 25, 2020, from "The Melancholy of Suzumiya Haruhi" series, the subscription service for 557 songs including the ones from the TV anime "The Melancholy of Suzumiya Haruhi" and from Hirano Aya as Suzumiya Haruhi has become open.
"The Melancholy of Suzumiya Haruhi" is an anime based on the original novel of the same title by Tanigawa Nagaru and it depicts the story of Kyon, the main character, encountering a wild girl, Suzumiya Haruhi, and getting involved in the "unusual" world...
Besides the opening theme song "Bouken Desho Desho?" of the TV anime "The Melancholy of Suzumiya Haruhi", there are Hirano Aya's solo songs including "Super Diver", which ranked top 3 in the Oricon chart, and "LOVE ★ GUN", "Mon StAR", "Sunday", and "Stargaze Love", which are beyond the wall of the label.
As for anime-related songs, the TV anime ending theme song "Hare Hare Yukai", and the song within the play "God Knows..." have become open.
You can listen to the distributed songs on Apple Music, Spotify, Amazon Music, YouTube Music, LINE MUSIC, AWA, KKBOX, Uta Pass, Rec Music, etc.
(C) 2006 Tanigawa Nagaru, Ito Noizi / SOS Brigade
The 2nd PV & 2nd key visual of the TV anime series "Cells at Work! CODE BLACK" have been released. At the same time, additional cast, including Shiina Hekiru, Sarah Emi Bridcutt, and Hirakawa Daisuke, and broadcast information were announced.
It has been decided that the TV anime "Kemono Jihen" will start in January 2021. Distribution of the first PV has also started. The voices of the main characters were revealed for the first time in the PV.
"Kemono Jihen" is based on the manga of the same name serialized in 'JUMP SQ.' by Aimoto Shou. It is set in a world where "monsters" have existed in this world since ancient times, living in harmony with people while avoiding detection. The story depicts misfortune fate of the half-breed young boy that was born between a human and monster.
It has been decided that the TV anime will start in January 2021. In addition, the first anime PV, advance cut and character setting that was introduced on 'JUMP SQ, have been released. The main characters including the protagonist Kusaka Kabane have been revealed.
(C) Aimoto Shou/Shueisha, "Kemono Jihen" Production Committee
From the TV anime "Jujutsu Kaisen", it was announced that the display model "PROPLICA Special Grade Cursed Item - Ryomen Sukuna no yubi" and the action figure "S.H.Figuarts Itadori Yuji" will be released. Pre-orders will start on Nov. 6. The products are planned to be released in Mar. 2021.
"Jujutsu Kaisen" is based on the comic of the same name by Akutami Gege, which is currently being serialized in 'Weekly Shonen Jump'. The young boy, Itadori Yuji, who has an extraordinary physical ability, eats the "Special Grade Cursed Item - Ryomen Sukuna no yubi", and embeds a curse in his soul.
He is guided by Satoru Gojo, the strongest magician in the world, and is transferred to the Tokyo Metropolitan College of Witchcraft and Wizardry, an institution specializing in curses.
"PROPLICA Special Grade Cursed Item - Ryomen Sukuna no yubi" is a realistic 1/1 scale figure of the cursed king's ryoumensukuna no yubi, which are scattered all over Japan. It is a product of the brand 'PROPLICA' which is a display model for adults, and each one is a poisonous curse that has been realistically sculpted and colored. It is a product that conveys a dark view of the world.
The three sides of the figure are based on the anime's three-dimensional setting, and the tree root-like swellings and other parts are designed to be close to the original when viewed from various angles.
The coloration is realistic and glossy on the claws, while the skin is dry and has an eerie coloration like a curse.
Stickers where you are able to change the appearance of both sides of the body, and other elements are also planned and will be announced in preparation for the release.
"S.H.Figuarts Itadori Yuji" is an action figure of the main character based on the setting data of the anime. The figure is designed to reproduce various battle scenes in the anime, and has a wide range of parts.
The figure has a wide range of pose options, allowing you to pose it in a variety of action poses. Three different expressions and effect parts are included. Details of the set will be released as soon as possible.
The price is 2,500 JPY for 'PROPLICA Special Grade Cursed Item - Ryomen Sukuna no yubi' and 5,500 JPY for 'S.H.Figuarts Itadori Yuji' (excluding tax). After the release in Mar. 2021, they will be released in other countries as well.
(C) Akutami Gege / Shueisha, Jujutsu Kaisen Production Committee
"Fire Force Season 2" will be entering the Haijima Industries Arc from episode 14 on Oct. 2. In commemoration, the visual of the Haijima Industries Arc and promo for the 2nd cour of Season 2 has been released.
"Fire Force" is based on the manga serialized on "Weekly Shonen Magazine" by Ookubo Atsushi. Season 1 of the anime was aired in 2019, and Season 2 is currently being broadcast.
The VS. Holy Sol Temple Arc had ended with episode 13 on Sep. 25, and from episode 14, the Haijima Industries Arc begins. Captain Burns revealed the dark side of the Holy Sol Temple to Joker and Benimaru. Special Fire Force Company 8 goes to investigate Haijima Industries, and Yuuichirou Kurono, a.k.a. the Grim Reaper, confronts them.
The Haijima Industries Arc visual features Shinra, Kurono, and other characters that hold the key to the story. And in the promo for the 2nd cour of Season 2, you can take a glimpse of the three-way battle between Special Fire Force Company 8, Haijima Industries, and the White-Clad.
The musicians singing the opening and ending theme songs for the 2nd cour were also revealed. KANA-BOON will be singing "Torch of Liberty" for the opening, and PELICAN FANCLUB will be singing "Desire" for the ending.
"Torch of Liberty" is also used in the promo for the 2nd cour, so you can enjoy their song in advance. Taniguchi Maguro from KANA-BOON and Endou Anri from PELICAN FANCLUB have commented on their thoughts towards their songs.
【Taniguchi Maguro from KANA-BOON】
The word "liberation", which plays a major role in the story, was also important in creating the song.
I believe this is a common theme that exists in our daily lives that have changed, our values towards individuality and diversity, and in our concerts, which has always been essential to us.
The sound with our wishes and prayers at the core has turned out very intense, and I think you would enjoy it.
I can't wait to deliver this song to you and perform it in front of everyone.
We'll keep the fire burning until we get back to where we belong and get a new grasp of hope.
【Endou Anri from PELICAN FANCLUB】
The "Fire" in this series represents many things: danger, fighting spirit, life, the brilliance of the moment, desires, etc.
You could say it's just like humans.
When our desires explode, we feel the brilliance of our lives. That's the image I got.
And with that image of the "explosion of desire" as our main theme, we made this song to express ourselves trying to live strong with all the different emotions we have.
The song is also aimed towards us as a band.
We would be very happy if this song remains as glowing embers in everyone that watches the anime.
"Fire Force Season 2"
(C)Ookubo Atsushi, Kodansha / Special Fire Force Video PR Section
It has turned out that the broadcast slot of the TV anime "Pokémon" will move. It will be broadcast every Friday from 6:55 p.m. starting from Oct. 9.
The anime "Pokémon" started broadcasting in 1997. It has been broadcast since 2018 on Sundays from 6:00 p.m.
This time, tit has been decided to move the broadcast slot. From Oct. 9, it will be broadcast from 6:55 p.m. to 7:25 p.m. on Fridays.
In the television industry , there is a custom to call the time slot from 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. prime time, and the time slot from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. "golden time" in Japanese. It was also the main topic that there were no anime broadcasts during the "golden time" in 2019.
To commemorate this move to the golden time on Fridays, Pikachu has been appointed Executive Golden Producer.
Dressed in a gilding costume, Pikachu appeared in a TV commercial. Becoming a producer, he will continue to liven up the program with various projects.
Furthermore, it has been decided to hold the first virtual live event for 4 consecutive weeks by the anime "Pokémon". It will be a viewer-participative talk show that welcomes guests who are involved in "Pokémon" and publishes information that can only be heard here. Details of the program will be released at a later date.
（Ｃ）Nintendo・Creatures・GAME FREAK・TV Tokyo・ShoPro・JR Kikaku （Ｃ）Pokemon
From "ABEMA", top five new anime of "the final ranking", which has been streamed on Apr. 2020, has been announced. "Kaguya-sama: Love is War Season 2 " has won 1st on both total views and comments. It has achieved the double crown.
This "final ranking" was made by originally collecting the total views of the first broadcast of 1st to 12th episode and missed views on "ABEMA Video" of the anime, which has been streamed from Apr. 2020, and number of comments on the first broadcast of 1st to 12th episode.
※The result of some anime, which has total 13 episodes was converted to 12 episodes using the average.
1st of the total views comes "Kaguya-sama: Love is War Season 2", which is the second season of the TV anime. It has won 1st place on both "Initial velocity ranking" and "Intermediate ranking", which shows its high popularity.
2nd comes "The 8th son? Are you kidding me?", which describes the reincarnation in a different world.
3rd comes "Princess Connect！Re:Dive", which is based on the social game.
Furthermore, 4th comes "My Next Life As a Villainess: All Route Lead to Doom!" and 5th comes "Gleipnir".
While for the total comments, 1st comes "Kaguya-sama: Love is War Season 2" and achieve double crown in the "final ranking".
2nd comes "Princess Connect！Re:Dive", 3rd comes "My Next Life As a Villainess: All Route Lead to Doom!", followed by "Gleipnir" in 4th and "The 8th son? Are you kidding me?" in 5th.
"ABEMA" is currently streaming the top five of "final ranking". If you haven't watched yet, check out the hit works.
"ABEMA" Spring 2020 Anime Final Ranking
1st "Kaguya-sama: Love is War Season 2"
2nd "The 8th son? Are you kidding me?"
3rd "Princess Connect！Re:Dive"
4th "My Next Life As a Villainess: All Route Lead to Doom!"
・Number of Comments
1st "Kaguya-sama: Love is War Season 2"
2nd "Princess Connect！Re:Dive"
3rd "My Next Life As a Villainess: All Route Lead to Doom!"
5th "The 8th son? Are you kidding me?"
"Kaguya-sama: Love is War Season 2"/(C)Akasaka Aka／SHUEISHA・Kaguya-sama Production Committee
"Princess Connect！Re:Dive"／(C) Anime "Princess Connect！Re:Dive" Production Committee
"The 8th son? Are you kidding me?"/(C)Y.A/MF Books/"The 8th son? Are you kidding me?" Production Committee
"My Next Life As a Villainess: All Route Lead to Doom!"/(C)Yamaguchi Satoru・Ichijinsha/Hamehura Production Committee
"Gleipnir"/(C)Takeda Sun・Kodansha/Gleipnir Production Committee
After welcoming the last episode of the TV anime "Kakushigoto", the manga has also welcomed the last chapter on "Monthly Shounen Magazine Aug. Issue" that is currently on sale. The last volume, volume 12 of the original manga will be on sale from Jul. 17, 2020.
"Kakushigoto" is a manga by Kumeta Kouji and is serialized on "Monthly Shounen Magazine". It a story about "A manga artist father X daughter" that is filled with love, and laughter and is slightly emotional. The finale and the last volume of the story, volume 12, where the TV anime had ended earlier, will be on sale on Jul. 17.
The WEB radio "Kakushigo Talk" vol. 2 YouTube ver. is currently available. The vol. 2 is handled by Kamiya Hiroshi (as Gotou Kakushi) and Takahashi Rie (as Gotou Hime) as a guest.
The special compilation version, SpecialCD, which includes the unrevealed part of "Kakushigo Talk" vol. 1 and vol. 2, will be included in "Kakushigoto Blu-ray & DVD Vol. 3" that will be on sale on Aug. 28.
The last chapter of "Kakushigoto" can be seen at "Monthly Shounen Magazine" that is currently on sale. The last volume, volume 12 will be on sale from Jul. 17.
（C）Kumeda Kouji・Kodansha／Kakushigoto 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
'Dark anime special feature to color the late autumn night (provisional translation)' by ABEMA, a video distribution service, has started on Nov. 14. A total of six works that depict dark world view were chosen, including 'Made in Abyss', and can be streamed for free.
From Nov. 14, "Made in Abyss", "The Saga of Tanya the Evil: The Movie", "Sword Art Online The Movie: Ordinal Scale", and three titles from 'Tokyo Ghoul' series, are being distributed on ABEMA Video. 'Tokyo Ghoul' series will end on Nov. 20, and others will end on Nov. 27.
On Anime Live Channel, all the titles above are being distributed from 10:30 A. M. on Nov. 15, which are the first six stories of "Tokyo Ghoul", "The Saga of Tanya the Evil: The Movie", the first three stories of "Made in Abyss", and "Sword Art Online The Movie: Ordinal Scale".
(C)2017 Tsukushi Akihito, Takeshobo / Made in Abyss Production Committee
(C)Carlo Zen, Kadokawa, The Saga of Tanya the Evil: The Movie Production Committee
(C)2016 Kawahara Riki / Published by Kadokawa ASCII Media Works / SAO MOVIE Project
(C)Ishida Sui / Shueisha, Tokyo Ghoul Production Committee (C)Ishida Sui / Shueisha, Tokyo Ghoul:re Production Committee
The release date for "Sword Art Online the Movie: Aria of a Starless Night" has been announced to be 2021. In addition, the key visual, the special promotion movie, and the main cast were announced this time.
"Sword Art Online the Movie: Aria of a Starless Night" is the reboot series written by Kawahara Reki, which depicts the process of conquering the 1st to the final floor of Aincrad, where the death game had been held. The movie will be based on "Sword Art Online Progressive", the novel containing the episode of Kirito becoming "Black Swordsman" and other episodes of Aincrad which not yet been depicted in the original series. The movie release was announced on the night show of the special event "Sword Art Online: Alicization-After War" held on Nov. 11 as the beginning of the animation project.
Matsuoka Yoshitsugu and Tomatsu Haruka continue to play Kirito and Asuna as they played them through the "Sword Art Online" series.
"Sword Art Online the Movie: Aria of a Starless Night" will be released in 2021.
(C) 2020 Kawahara Reki/KADOKAWA/SAO-P Project
A special program "12 Nights in a Row! Super Strong Protagonist Anime Festival", which features anime with "Super Strong Protagonists" including "Sword Art Online" and "The Irregular at Magic High School", will be held on the TV & video entertainment service "ABEMA" from Oct. 19.
Also, the results of the survey conducted by "ABEMA" Anime official Twitter asking, "Who is the strongest protagonist?" were announced.
"12 Nights in a Row! Super Strong Protagonist Anime Festival" will be featuring anime starring protagonists with "Super Strong" abilities for 12 days (Oct. 19 through Oct. 30). The program will be broadcast for free from 7:30 P.M. every day.
The featured titles are "Cautious Hero: The Hero Is Overpowered but Overly Cautious", "Sword Art Online", "The Irregular at Magic High School", "Overlord" series, and "The Misfit of Demon King Academy".
In the "Who is the strongest protagonist?" survey which included the titles that have been aired on "ABEMA", Ryuguuin Seiya from "Cautious Hero: The Hero Is Overpowered but Overly Cautious" topped the list.
He received comments pointing out not only his strength and "cautiousness" but also how they admired his thoughts behind them such as, "Being overly cautious means he is always alert. So I think he will never lose", and "He considers all possibilities to beat even the ones that are stronger than him."
The special program on "ABEMA", "12 Nights in a Row! Super Strong Protagonist Anime Festival", will be broadcast on "Anime Live 2 Channel", starting off with all episodes of "Cautious Hero: The Hero Is Overpowered but Overly Cautious" from 7:30 P.M. on Oct. 19. Let's refresh our feelings by watching the achievements of the "Super Powerful Protagonists".
(C)Tsuchihi Light, Toyota Saori / Kadokawa / Cautious Hero Production Committee
(C)Kawahara Reki / ASCII Media Works / SAO Project
(C)2013 Satou Tsutomu / Kadokawa ASCII Media Works / Magic High School Production Committee
(C)Maruyama Kugane, Kadokawa / Overlord Production Committee
(C)2019 Autumn / Kadokawa / Demon King Academy
It has been decided that all episodes of "Sword Art Online: Alicization - War of Underworld" will be streamed for free. The series will be broadcast on "ABEMA Anime Channel" on Sep. 26 and 27.
"Sword Art Online" is a TV anime based on the light novel written by Kawahara Reki. In "Sword Art Online: Alicization", the protagonist Kirito and his best friend Eugeo fought fierce battles taking place in the virtual world called "Underworld".
The sequel "Sword Art Online: Alicization - War of Underworld" (hereinafter called "SAO: Alicization WoU") depicted the war between the Integrity Nights of the Human Empire and the "Dark Army", and fascinated the fans with the breathtaking development linked with real life and the reappearance of the characters throughout the series.
All episodes of "SAO: Alicization WoU" has been decided to be streamed for free on "ABEMA Anime Channel". Episodes 1 through 12 will be streamed on Sep. 26, and episodes 13 through 23 will be on Sep. 27, 2020. The broadcast will begin from 4:30 A.M., 10:30 A.M., and 4:30 P.M. for both days.
If you haven't seen it, take this opportunity to catch up on the latest chapter of the series.
(C)2017 Kawahara Reki / Kadokawa ASCII Media Works / SAO-A Project
From the TV anime "Fly Me to the Moon", the cutscenes featuring a public bath have been released on November 26 "Ii Furo no Hi (the day of good bath)".
*A wordplay on 1126, which can be read Ii Furo in Japanese, which means good bath.
"Fly Me to the Moon" is based on a comic depicting a couple full of love and happiness, written by Hata Kenjiro and serialized in Shogakukan's 'Weekly Shonen Sunday'.
Tsukasa, a mysterious beautiful girl, said "I'll go out with you, only if you marry me", when she was asked out by Yuzaki Nasa , and their lovely, cute and precious newly‐married life began.
In this anime, the Arisugawa family, including Kaname and Aya, runs a public bath called "Kusatsu Onsen-style Yuufin", where Tsukasa and Nasa often goes to take a bath.
To celebrate November 26, "Ii Furo no Hi", the scenes at the public bath were all released.
"Fly Me to the Moon" is currently broadcast on TOKYO MX and other channels from 1:05 a.m., every Friday.The collaboration project with 'Raku Spa 1010 Kanda' is currently available, where you can enjoy a collaboration bath "Tsukasa no Yu", 2D videos of Tsukasa's live performances, and original messages.
(C)Hata Kenjiro, Shogakukan / Fly Me to the Moon Production Committee
The movie "The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya" will be broadcast on TV Aichi on December 27, 2020, and it will be the first uncut ground-wave broadcast.
The story of the movie "The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya" reveals what happened after the TV series "The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya".
One winter day when Christmas is approaching, Kyon finds out that his school's usual routine has changed. Haruhi, who was supposed to sit behind him, has disappeared, and now there is sitting Asakura who was supposed to be extinguished by Nagato in an attempt to kill Kyon...
TV Aichi has been broadcasting "The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya" (2009 version, 26 episodes) since July 2020, and it will be the first uncut broadcast of the movie "The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya", which can be said to be the culmination.
Now that the new issue of "The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya" was released on November 25th, and the "The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya" series is booming again, why not enjoy this work by Kyoto Animation?
The movie "The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya" will be broadcast for the first time on ground-wave broadcasting on TV Aichi at midnight on December 27. The time is currently being adjusted.
In addition to the release of "The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya," other anime movie will be broadcast on TV Aichi under the "Midnight Continuous! Anime Festival."
(C) 2009 Tanigawa Nagaru / Noizi Ito / SOS team
It has been one month since the fall 2020 anime season started.
Not only the main story of TV anime but also the theme songs that show the world of the title in 1 minute 30 seconds attract a lot of attention. Since many anime titles have been released during the fall of 2020, we have a wider variety of songs than usual. Which theme song among that variety caught the hearts of fans?
Here, at Anime! Anime!, we conducted a reader survey entitled "Which song among the theme songs of the fall 2020 anime titles do you like the most?" We received responses from 253 people during the survey period from November 3 to November 10.
The male-female ratio is about 40% for males and about 60% for females. About 50% of the age group were minors, and about 25% were in their 20s.
This time, we will announce the results for ED.
■ "Jujutsu Kaisen" is topping the list of OP and ED!
1st place goes to "LOST IN PARADISE feat. AKLO" by AKI from "Jujutsu Kaisen" with an approval rating of about 10%.
Many readers explained the reason behind their votes as a good matching of song and anime, "The pop-song fits well with the main characters resting on their day off", "I like the touch of characters' everyday life pictures. It is so cool, I could watch anime just for ED", and "The characters' dance matches to the song really well! I can watch it forever!"
2nd place goes to "Hypnosis Mic: Division Rap Battle - Rhyme Anima" with an approval rating of about 9%.
Readers seem to enjoy the differences of each of the versions, "Passionate lyrics make you feel deep bonds between members of the division", "It is interesting how each division has its own individuality", and "They are all way too cool."
Some readers pointed out often appearances of the band, "You can't talk about 'Haikyu!!' without SPYAIR. It was their first ED, although before the band was in charge of three OPs, and I think they are essential music for this title. Great lyrics, inspired by the story, and music that makes you dance are the best combination!". Many readers liked ED's performance, "The highlights of this week are the best. I also like the moments from previous matches."
Moreover, in the men vote only, 1st place went to "Is the Order a Rabbit?", 2nd place to "Love Live! Nijigasaki High School Idol Club", 3rd place is shared between "Mr. Osomatsu (season 3), and "Kuma Kuma Kuma Bear", and for women votes only 1st place goes to "Jujutsu Kaisen" and 2nd to "Haikyu!! To the Top 2nd Cool", and 3rd place to "Hypnosis-Mic".
About "Nakayoshi! ○! Nakayoshi!" by Chimame-tai from "Is the order a rabbit?", "Chimame-tai cute as always at BLOOM", and "I can feel the growth of the Chimame-tai trio, and now it seems more like parents view".
About "NEO SKY, NEO MAP!" by Nijigasaki High School Idol Club from "Love Live! Nijigasaki High School Idol Club", "I think this song is the best, because the nine idols sing the best song that makes me cry.", and "The ED animation with a gentle hand-painted touch is wonderful."
About "Max Charm Faces ~ She is the best !!!!!! ~" by Shuta Sueyoshi with Totoko Nya & Matsuno family 6 brothers from "Mr. Osomatsu", "Totoko and Meow are very cute! It's fun to watch! "
About "Anone" by Yuna (CV: Kawase Maki) from "Kuma Kuma Kuma Bear", "The moment of" Ane, Ane " is so cute, I can't stop repeating it."
■Let's introduce other comments!!
About "WOW WAR TONIGHT ~ Occasionally wake up movement ~" by Amano Airi (CV: Mizuki Nana) and Himekamiv (CV: Raychell) from "D4DJ First Mix", "I was surprised to hear the cover of a classic song from the 90s", and "Maho-chan, who is dancing alone in the ED anime, was cute!"
About "Beside you" by Kito Akari from "Adachi and Shimamura", "This song conveys Adachi's feelings for Shimamura played by Kito", and "OP is also sung under the name of "Adachi and Shimamura", but you can see the different charm of Kito-san."
About "ALPHA" by STEREO DIVE FOUNDATION from "Moriarty the Patriot", "You can enjoy various aspects such as the smiley moments when the three young Moriarty brothers are painting and being covered with paint, and the cool place where their figures are wet with water. I like the intro more than anything else!"
■ Ranking Top 20
"What song theme song of fall of 2020 anime titles do you like the most? [ED Ver.]"
1st place "Jujutsu Kaisen"
2nd place "Hypnosis Mic: Division Rap Battle - Rhyme Anima"
3rd place "Haikyu!! To the Top 2nd Cool"
4th place "Mr. Osomatsu (season 3)"
5th place "Love Live! Nijigasaki High School Idol Club"
6th place "IDOLiSH7: Second Beat!"
7th place "Is the Order a Rabbit?"
8th place "Wandering Witch: The Journey of Elaina"
9th place "Assault Lily"
10th place "Kuma Kuma Kuma Bear"
10th place "D4DJ First Mix"
10th place "Adachi and Shimamura"
10th place "Moriarty the Patriot"
14th place "The Day I Became God"
15th place "Fly Me to the Moon"
15th place "Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon "
15th place "Sleepy Princess in the Demon Castle"
18th place "Our Last Crusade or the Rise of a New World"
18th place "Golden Kamuy (season 3)"
18th place "Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? III"
18th place "Warlords of Sigrdrifa"
(Survey period: November 3, 2020 to November 10, 2020)
The novel "Banished from the brave man's group, I decided to lead a slow life in the back country", which is currently being published by Kadokawa Sneaker Bunko, will be adapted into a TV anime and PC game. Comments from the original writer Zappon and others have also arrived.
This work is based on a novel written by Zappon and illustrated by Yasumo, which has been published on the novel submission site "Shosetsuka ni Narou" (Let's Become a Novelist) and is currently being published in book form by Kadokawa Sneaker Bunko.
Red, a hero who was kicked out of a party of heroes after his comrades wise men told him to leave the force, starts an apothecary in a remote place with a tomboy princess, Rit, and begins his second life in this slow life fantasy.
In addition, a PC game that lets players enjoy the world of the works was announced. Under the supervision of the original author Zappon, spirited creators such as Bihei, Tatsutori and Kurogashi have come together and are now working on it. An Early Access version of the game will be released in spring 2021 on the game download platform 'STEAM'.
Details on the airing date, cast and other details of "Banished from the brave man's group, I decided to lead a slow life in the back country" will be announced in the future. Do look forward to the follow-up report.
Original Author: Zappon's Comments
I never thought the day would come when I'd be able to write an author's comment on the anime adaptation! From the time it was decided to make into an anime until today, I was desperately trying to hold back my desire to report "The anime adaptation has been decided" on Twitter
. That's no longer the case. The anime adaptation has been decided !!!!!!!!! I've been allowed to participate in weekly script meetings for anime production, and I've been helping with the scenario to a small degree. I was so happy when the script became a storyboard that I read it over and over again. I've been blessed with a wonderful staff and I can't wait to see the sensibilities of the anime. I also wrote a supplementary story "Shin no Nakama Episode 0" which will be the prologue to the anime in conjunction with today's announcement. I think you'll enjoy the anime even more if you read this episode 0 before it airs, so I'd be happy if you could check it out too! Thanks to your support, the "Shin no Nakama" series is expanding into novels, manga, anime, and games, so please continue to support us!
Original Illustrator: Yasumo's Comment
Congratulations on the animation! I'm looking forward to seeing how Gideon, Rit, and the others move and talk in the anime with the addition of various expressions and direction that couldn't be expressed in the illustrations. Thank you for your continued support!
Comicization: Ikeno Masahiro's Comment
Congratulations to Zappon on the anime adaptation of "Shin no Nakama"! I feel very fortunate to have been able to work on this series. I, too, can't wait to see Rit, Red and the rest of them move on screen! I'll do my best to keep up with the comics!
(C) Zappon and Yasumo / Kadokawa Sneaker Bunko
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.
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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.