A collaboration event titled “Haikyuu!! TO THE TOP Karasuno Birthday Party in Tokyu Hands～For the Beautiful Kiyoko san～” between the TV Anime “Haikyuu!! TO THE TOP” and Tokyu Hands will be held nationwide at 21 Tokyu Hands stores from Jan. 31, 2020.
The main theme of “Haikyuu!! TO THE TOP Karasuno Birthday Party in Tokyu Hands～For the Beautiful Kiyoko san～” will be the “Karasuno Birthday Party”.
In the event, all the members of Karasuno’s volleyball club will celebrate the birthday of Shimizu Kiyoko (“the only flower of Karasuno’s volleyball club”) at Tokyu Hands. Each of them has prepared a personal present for her birthday.
During the celebration held nationwide at 21 Tokyu Hands stores, limited items which are original illustrations based on the birthday party, as well as illustrations of “chibi” characters wearing hand aprons, will be on sale. In addition, limited purchase bonuses will be available.
“Haikyuu!! TO THE TOP Karasuno Birthday Party in Tokyu Hands～For the Beautiful Kiyoko san～” is scheduled to be held from Jan. 31, 2020 until Mar. 1. Further details are available at Tokyu Hands special website.
(C) Furudate Haruichi/Shueisha・”Haikyuu!!” Production Committee・MBS
New promotional video from "Haikyuu!! TO THE TOP", set to air on Jan. 10, 2020, shows scenes from the All-Japan Youth Intensive Training Camp. It was also announced that voice actors Toriumi Kohsuke and Uemura Yuto will play the characters Sakusaki Yomi and Komori Motoya, respectively, in the new season.
"New Chitose Airport International Animation Festival 2020" is open for applications for the competition sections from Apr. 20, 2020. Starting this year, "the Short films section (including student works)" will also include installation works on the premise that they will be presented at galleries.
The Animation Competition is the main event of the "New Chitose Airport International Animation Film Festival", where many popular animation artists from Japan and overseas come every year.
Last year, which was the sixth time to be held, there were 2,191 entries from 84 countries/regions for short films, and 50 entries from 30 countries/regions for feature films. Director Tomek Popakul from Poland won the Short Film Grand Prix for "Acid Rain", Director Tsukiji Nohara won the Japanese Grand Prix for "Wandering Mouse: Mukau Nezumi", and Director Jérémy Clapin from France won the Feature Film Grand Prix for "J'ai perdu mon corps: Nakushita Karada".
Continuing from last year, this year, they have been accepting applications for the “Short films section (including student works)” and the “Feature films section” from Apr. 20, 2020.
Also, for the "Short films section (including student works)", it is available to apply works such as GIF, VR, and motion comics since last year, but from this year, in addition to them, it is also available to apply with installation works on the premise that they will be presented at galleries.
The deadline is by Jun. 30, 2020 for the "Short films section (including student works)" and by Jul. 31, 2020 for the "Feature films section".
Check the official website of the "New Chitose Airport International Animation Festival" for the detailed application conditions and the entry method.
The collaboration project between "Evangelion: 3.0+1.0" and curry chain "Curry House CoCo Ichibanya" has started in stores all over the nation on Apr. 6, 2020. Anime! Anime! decided to pay a visit to the Tokyo Machida Tsurukawa store on the first day.
First of all, you will be greeted by collaboration banners featuring Eva Unit-01, Eva Unit-2, and Eva Unit-00.
The main attraction for this collaboration is the "Ride! CoCo Unit-01!" lottery, through which you can score a limited edition collaboration design scooter based on Eva Unit-01. In addition, stores will be giving out "Run! CoCo Unit-01" friction bike as little gifts. The bikes' designs are based on the three EVA units and the NERV logo. It's a design that looks like it can start driving away at any moment!
The moment I stepped into the store, I was greeted with collaboration visuals on the L-shaped flags, posters, and other such ornaments.
Naturally, there's also a "Evangelion: 3.0+1.0" themed menu available. Characters such as Shinji, Asuka, Mari, and Kaworu introduce the menu, using catchphrases like: "Power for the you who aims for Ichiban", "The you who aims for Ichiban! Recommend certain victory menu", and "A side-menu you can rely on at CoCo Ichi!".
(TL Note: Ichiban, while also being part of the shop's name, can also mean first place or number one in Japanese, giving a few of the slogans a double meaning)
The menu had such a rich and varied line-up that I was a little worried, but I chose the "Sausage Curry + Cheese" and added some mushrooms on top. I also tried the "CoCo de Chicken" from the side menu.
At the checkout after my meal, I used my "Gift Acquisition Card" and got to draw one "Run! CoCo Ichi-Unit" from the box by the cash register.
From the 4 available friction bike toy options, I managed to obtain the NERV model.
The "Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 x Curry House CoCo Ichibanya" collaboration project will be held until May 24, 2020. You can check the details through the special website.
The latest collaboration between "Evangelion" and Real-life Room Escape, "Escape from the collapsing NERV Building", has been decided to be held from Jun. 26, at Tokyo Mistery Circus and other hall facilities.
"Evangelion" made its debut in 1995 as the TV anime "Neon Genesis Evangelion" and became a social phenomenon. In 2007, the "Rebuild of Evangelion" series began, and its final chapter, "Evangelion: 3.0+1.0", will be premiering on Jun. 27, 2020.
The Real-life Room Escapes is an experienced game project that started in 2007 and has had over 6 million players worldwide.
The latest collaboration, "Escape from the collapsing NERV Building", has a completely original scenario. The goal of the game is to corporate with your teammates and Katsuragi Misato, a character from "Evangelion", and escape from NERV.
You need to work out strategies by using Eva and the facilities of Tokyo-3 to fight against the Angels.
One of the features of this game is the transmissions between teammates. Even a single word can largely change the tense situation of the world collapsing. It is a vital element that increases the immersion of the players, pulling them into the world of "Eva".
The special gift that comes with the ticket is an exclusive NERV USB memory. The memory stick contains the mystery of the original story of the event so you can enjoy the "Escape from the collapsing NERV Building" world through your computer.
"Real-life Room Escape x Evangelion" Escape from the collapsing NERV Building
The special organization NERV was put together to fight against the mysterious enemies called "Angles", that come to attack earth.
You have become a new recruit of NERV and come to its headquarters to attend the assignment ceremony. An alarm goes off to announce the approaching of an Angel during the ceremony. You quickly try to take cover when...
The ground starts to rumble, and the building begins to collapse.
"An Angel has reached NERV headquarters! The building has fallen, and the gages and meters have been destroyed. We have no information about the Angel !"
Everyone is in a panic with no grasp of the situation except Katsuragi Misato, the commander. She firmly says to the new recruits,
"We must destroy the Angel or it will be the end of the world. Don't give up now, let's show it what NERV's got!!"
The Angel is right in front of the building.
Communication devices have been destroyed, and you can't contact the pilots or even your coworkers.
Then, you realize that the old transmitter still works.
The only things that ties you together are your voices. Will you be able to work out a plan to destroy the Angel and execute it before its too late?
"Pretty Guardians", the official fan club for "Sailor Moon", which will enter its 5th year this year, has begun recruiting members for 2020 on Apr. 1. Benefits for this year's members include "Nakayoshi All Member Service"'s popular "Luna's Pen Case" revived as a cosmetic set.
"Pretty Guardians", which has served as the first official fan club for "Sailor Moon" since 2016, will be turning 5 years old this year. By joining the club, you'll be able to make use of various services and benefits, such as exclusive goods only sold through their newsletters and fan club, the ability to apply in advance for tickets to related events such as the ice shows or musicals, and various other services when showing your membership card at related facilities such as the Sailor Moon Store.
In addition, fan club membership benefits for 2020 also include a membership card with an original illustration that is renewed every year, and the "Nakayoshi All Member Service"'s "Luna's Pen Case", which was extremely popular when it was originally released, revived as a cosmetic set.
For those who are extending their membership from the previous year, a "Cutie Moon Bag & Official Card File Set" using the same Nakayoshi motifs will be offered as a continuation bonus.
Furthermore, the second pre-sale fan club lottery for "Sailor Moon Prism on Ice" (Ice Show), featuring Medvedeva, will be starting soon, so if you're a fan make sure not to miss this opportunity.
2020 member recruitment for "Pretty Guardians" "Sailor Moon" Official fan club started on Apr. 1 2020.
(C) Naoko Takeuchi
A jewelry collection inspired by the Public Safety Bureau device from "PSYCHO-PASS" has been released. Orders will be accepted on the official website of "Shoya Taniguchi." from May 27, 2020.
The theme of this product is the "Public Safety Bureau". Public Safety Bureau's devices used by inspectors and enforcers have become simple and easy-to-wear jewelry. Pendants, earrings, and pinky rings have been released this time. Various characters can be chosen as options.
Orders for "PSYCHO-PASS JEWELRY COLLECTION 2" will be accepted from the official website of "Shoya Taniguchi." from May 27, 2020.
(C) Psycho-Pass Production Committee
From the TV anime series "Sword Art Online: Alicization - War of Underworld", the heroine Asuna is adapted into a Nendoroid. It is currently available for pre-orders at "GOODSMILE ONLINE SHOP".
A Nendoroid Asuna has appeared in the appearance of 《Genesis God Staysia》during the dive to the Underworld. The changeable facial emotional parts include "Normal face" and "Battle face", also includes "Smiling face" that shows the love towards Kirito.
For the option parts, starting with the arm and leg parts that allow the various posing of Asuna using the artifact 《Radiant Light》(with sword case), includes effect part that allows reproducing the skill "Mother's Rosario".
"Nendoroid Asuna 《Genesis God Staysia》" is priced at 5,000 JPY (Tax Incl.). The pre-order will be accepted from May 21, 2020, on "GOODSMILE ONLINE SHOP".
(C) 2017 Kawahara Reki / KADOKAWA ASCII MEDIA WORKS/ SAO-A Project
From the "Mobile Suit Gundam" series comes "ver. A.N.I.M.E." GM Custom under the action figure series "ROBOT Damashii". Sales will start in Aug. 2020 at general retail stores.
"ROBOT Damashii <SIDE MS> RGM-79N GM Custom ver. A.N.I.M.E." is the "ver. A.N.I.M.E." of GM Custom, which was deployed to Albion and went through many fierce battles as the Mobile Suit for ace pilots.
The retractable chest armor lets you fold the arms inward in a natural style. And the swinging mechanism in the hip joints, retractable joints of the back of the knees, and pull-out joints of the ankles give it a wide range of poses.
It comes with the typical GM Rifle, Bullpup Machinegun, Beam Saber, and Shield. The shield can be equipped with extra magazines and the GM Rifle.
Also, the rifle and vernier effect parts give it a real presence, making it even more enjoyable.
"ROBOT Damashii <SIDE MS> RGM-79N GM Custom ver. A.N.I.M.E." is the "ver. A.N.I.M.E." is priced at 6,000 JPY (tax excluded). Sales will start in Aug. 2020 at general retail stores.
Uzumaki Naruto from "NARUTO Shippuden" becomes a figure with a splendid effect of skills surrounding the figure. It is scheduled for sale on Aug. 2020.
This product is based on the concept of "Kizuna (Relationship)" from "NARUTO" that is conveyed from person to person, reproducing it as part of the new series "Kizuna Relationship", through the form of 'Product Linking'. It is finished with dynamic modeling that weaves the title's universe within it.
Also, by lining up other releasing products such as "Uchiha Sasuke" and "Gaara", it can be displayed to show the "Relation" between the characters.
"Uzumaki Naruto - Shippuden - Kizuna Relation" is priced at 7,700 JPY (Tax Incl.). The sale will start on Aug. 2020.
(C)Kishimoto Masashi Scott/Shueisha・TV Tokyo・Pierrot
It has been announced on the TV anime series official website that the broadcast of the second chapter of the TV anime "Haikyuu!! TO THE TOP", which was scheduled to be broadcast from Jul. 2020, has been postponed due to the spread of the novel coronavirus.
The TV anime "Haikyuu!! TO THE TOP" is based on the original manga by Furudate Haruichi, which is serialized in Weekly Shonen Jump. This work is the 4th season of TV anime series and in the 1st chapter the characters of Hinata Shouyou (voice: Murase Ayumu), Kageyama Tobio (voice: Ishikawa Kaito) and other from the Karasuno High School Volleyball Club training for the Spring High School National Tournament have been depicted.
According to the production committee, "'Haikyuu!! TO THE TOP' Part 2, which was scheduled to be broadcast from Jul. 2020, has been postponed due to the safety measures taken to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus".
In addition, "We will continue to carefully proceed with the production with the utmost attention to the safety measures taken against the new coronavirus from now on. Thank you for your understanding."
Details about the new broadcast schedule will be announced on the official social media account as soon as it will be decided.
(C) Furudate Haruichi/ Shueisha “Haikyuu!!” Production Committee / MBS
Six Shonen magazine's original anime series such as "Rurouni Kenshin" will be streamed on ABEMA Video for free from May 18, 2020.
"Rurouni Kenshin: Meiji Kenkaku Romantan, New Kyoto Arc", "Gintama (3rd season)", "Haikyuu!!", "This is the Police Station in Front of Kameari Park in Katsushika Ward", "Major", and "Major Second" will be streamed this time.
From the "Rurouni Kenshin" series, "Rurouni Kenshin: Meiji Kenkaku Romantan, New Kyoto Arc" is available for the world's first free streaming. Moreover, before the release of the 2nd installment of "Haikyuu!" 4th season (scheduled in July), you can re-watch it from the 1st to the 3rd seasons.
All anime series are based on the popular Shonen manga's magazine, and all episodes are streamed for free.
(C) Watsuki Nobuhiro/Shueisha/Aniplex (C) Watsuki Nobuhiro/Shueisha/Fuji TV/Aniplex (C) Sorachi Hideaki/Shueisha/TV Tokyo/Dentsu/BNP/Aniplex (C) Furudate Haruichi/Shueisha/Haikyu !!Production Committee/MBS (C) Furudate Haruichi/Shueisha/“Haikyu !! Second Season” Production Committee/MBS (C) Furudate Haruichi/Shueisha/Haikyu !! 3rd ”Production Committee/MBS ( C) Akimoto Osamu/Atelier Bedama/Shueisha/ADK (C) Mitsuda Takuya/Shogakukan/NHK/NEP/ShoPro
Trading goods of "Gintama", "Bungou Stray Dogs", "BLEACH", etc., which were supposed to be sold at Broccoli's booth at "Anime Japan 2020", are on sale at "AmiAmi Online Shop".
The lineup is of 9 types of goods from 8 different titles, including "Gintama", "Bungou Stray Dogs", "BLEACH", and "Kuroko's Basketball".
They are all trading goods centering on acrylic badges.
The products are available at "AmiAmi Online Shop" from May 16, 2020.
(C)Sorachi Hideaki / Shueisha・TV Tokyo・BNP・Aniplex
(C)Fujimaki Tadatoshi / Shueisha・Kuroko's Basketball Production Committee
(C)Konomi Takeshi / Shueisha・NAS・The New Prince of Tennis Project
(C)Kishimoto Masashi Scott / Shueisha・TV Tokyo・Pierrot
(C)Kubo Taito / Shueisha・TV Tokyo・dentsu・Pierrot
(C)Furudate Haruichi / Shueisha・"Haikyuu!!" Production Committee・MBS
(C)Asagiri Kafka・Harukawa Sango / KADOKAWA / 2019 Bungou Stray Dogs Production Committee
Summer Anime will be starting soon! However, due to the spread of the novel coronavirus, wouldn't it be nice to revise for the "Summer Anime" before the broadcast as it recommended to stay indoors at this moment?
Anime! Anime! had picked up some works among the Summer 2020 Anime.
■"Haikyuu!!: TO THE TOP"
The original is a manga by Furudate Haruichi and is currently serialized at "Weekly Shounen Jump". After season 1 was aired in 2014, season 3 has also been aired.
In the first cour of season 4, aired on Jan. 2020, Karasuno High School had become one of the participants of their dream national tournament after the win the fierce match in the Spring High School Preliminary of Miyagi Prefecture. Before the national tournament, Kageyama received the invitation to join The All-Japan Youth Training Camp. Moreover, Tsukishima was also invited to join the Miyajima Prefecture Freshman Training Camp.
As Hinata, who is also a freshman, worried about the difference in the abilities, he went and participate in the Freshman Training Camp uninvited. Prior to the national tournament, Hinata, Kageyama, and also the member of the Karasuno High School Volleyball Club had various challenges ahead of them.
In the second cour, the serious Spring High will start. It will depict the fierce match with various strong schools such as the strongest high school volleyball twins "Miya Sibling" from Inarizaki High School.
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■"Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon"
This is originally a light novel by Omori Fujino that was published by GA Bunko. After the TV Anime was aired in 2015, it had charms various fans with the game adaptation and the anime adaptation of the spin-off as well.
Season 1 depicts the young boy, "Be''", who dreamed of being an adventurer, encountering a small "God" in the "Dungeon". The story takes place in a world filled with sword, magic, magic beasts, and gods in the world's most popular city, the dungeon city “Orario”, where the adventurer faced the unknown and the Gods seek excitement. The adventure of Bell Cranel, who is affiliated in the insignificant familia, has started.
In season 3, the adventurer Bell encounters a monster in the dungeon. And the encounter with that monster had bought an abnormal incidence to the city. The decisive moment is slowly heading toward Bell and the goddess Hestia in this incidence.
■Broadcast Detail (Season 1 & Season 2)
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This is originally a manga by Okubo Atsushi and is currently being serialized at "Weekly Shounen Magazine". Season 1 of the anime was aired in Jul. 2019.
The "spontaneous human combustion" where human beings are turned into living infernos called "Infernals" out of nowhere and keeps seeking destruction until their death. The special Fire Brigade, who is facing the fear of the fire, was tasked with saving the human and investigate the truth behind the incident. The newcomer of the brigade, the young boy Shinra, who is called as a "devil" due to some reason, aimed to become a "hero" and fight with the "Infernals" with his friends.
Let's rewatch the season 1 before the start of "Fire Force" Season 2 in Jul. andwondering what battles are coming while waiting for it.
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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.
6 casts in total were announced for the TV anime 『Keeps your hands off Eizouken!』. The voice acting cast is as follows: Itou Sairi as Asakusa Midori, Tamura Mutsumi as Kanamori Sayaka and Matsuoka Misato as Mizusaki Tsubame. Hanamori yumiri as Doumeki, Komatsu Mikako as Sakaki Sowande and Inoue Kazuhiko as Fujimoto-sensei.