The gentle and cute another world adventure of the scariest (?) bear girl, “Kuma Kuma Kuma Bear” is confirmed to gethas an anime adaptation. Together with that announcement, an original illustration by the character designer, 029 is revealed.
“Kuma Kuma Kuma Bear” is a light novel written by Kumanano and illustrated by 029. The story is about the shut-in gamer Yuna trying to become the strongest adventurer in the another world while wearing a bear costume.
Moreover, the comments from Kumanano and 029 regarding the anime adaptation was published in the official website.
The manga "My Elder Sister" which depicts an "abnormal sibling love" will get an anime adaptation as an OVA! As a commemoration for the anime adaptation and the sales of the fourth volume on Jan. 10, 2020, a large advertisement board is being set up in Shinjuku station.
It was announced that the light novel "Boku-tachi no Remake" by the duo, scenario write Kio Nachi (known for "Aokana: Four Rhythm Across the Blue" and "Grisaia Series") and the illustrator Eretto, will get an anime adaptation. The PV was released as well.
The manga "Dragon Quest: The Adventure of Dai" will become a completely new anime in autumn 2020. Sanjou Riku (author), Inada Kouji (manga writer), and Horii Yuuji (drafter) gave their comments before the broadcast.
The TV anime "The Great Jahy Will Not Be Defeated!" was announced to start on July 31. The show will be broadcast in ABC TV's anime slot "ANiMAZiNG!!!" for 2 cours. Information about cast members including Oozoara Naomi and Kayano Ai was also released.
"The Great Jahy Will Not Be Defeated!" is originally a manga by Konbu Wakame serialized in "Monthly Gangan Joker".
Jahy was the second-in-command of the Demon Realm and was looked up to by everyone in the Demon Realm. One day, she was raided by a magical girl and was blown off to the human world. With her mystic gem, which was the source of her magical power, destroyed, her power and beauty have all gone away. Now she's become a tiny and cute girl living a poor life in a small room with no bath. The cute "Demon Realm Revival Comedy" will surely put tears in your eyes.
A key visual drawn by character designer/general art director Nakajiki Saori has been released. The visual depicts the cute and cheerful life of Jahy and the unique characters surrounding her.
Information about the cast members was also released. Oozora Naomi as Jahy, Kayano Ai as the Store Manager, Hikasa Youko as the Landlord, Hanazawa Kana as Druj, Komatsu Mikako as Salwa, Uesaka Sumire as the Magical Girl, and Ogura Yui as Kokoro.
The TV anime "The Great Jahy Will Not Be Defeated!", will be broadcast in the "ANiMAZiNG!!" slot of ABC TV and other TV Asahi related channels (24 channels) from Saturday, July 31, 2021.
(C) Wakame Konbu / SQUARE ENIX
(C) Konbu Wakame / SQUARE ENIX, "The Great Jahy Will Not Be Defeated!" Production Committee
“Komi can’t communicate," will be adapted into an anime in October 2021. Koga Aoi will play the role of Komi Shouko, Kajiwara Gakuto will play the role of Tadano Hitohito, and Murakawa Rie will play the role of Osana Najimi.
The original story of "Komi can’t communicate" is a "communicative disease" comedy serialized in "Weekly Shonen Sunday" by Oda Tomohito, which has sold over 5 million copies in total.
The story is about a first year high school student, Komi Shouko, who is a beautiful girl who everyone looks up to, but her face freezes up when she tries to talk to other people because of her extreme communicable disease, and she struggles to achieve her goal of “making 100 friends”.
Along with the decision to make an anime adaptation, a teaser visual, a teaser PV, and information on the main cast and staff have been released.
Koga Aoi will be playing the role of Komi Shouko, Kajiwara Gakuto will be playing the role of Tadano Hitohito, and Murakawa Rie will be playing the role of Osana Najimi, Ayumi Watanabe of "Koi wa Ameagari no Yoni" will be the general director, Issei Kawagoe of "Bungo to Alchemist: Gears of Judgement" will be the director, and the series composition will be Akao Deko of "I shaved. And then I brought a high school girl home."; character design by Nakajima Atsuko of "Tokyo Ghoul: re"; and animation production by O.L.M.
"Komi can’t communicate” will start airing on TV Tokyo and other stations in October 2021.
In addition, a campaign is currently underway on the official Twitter page, where three winners will be chosen by lottery to receive a reproduction of the congratulatory illustration by the original author, Oda Tomohito.
Komi Shouko (CV. Koga Aoi)
Komi can’t communicate.
She looks like a beautiful girl that everyone turns to, but she finds it extremely difficult to communicate and when she tries to talk to others, her face freezes up with nervousness and she thinks about how to talk to them and what to do afterwards. But the truth is, she wants to talk to people. Her dream is to “make 100 friends”.
Q1: What was your impression of this work?
First of all, when I picked up the book, I saw the title and the cover picture and thought, "Oh, there's something about this girl." The cover alone had an impact that piqued my interest.
The title, ""Komi can’t communicate," I thought it was interesting that there was a catchphrase which made it easy to understand what kind of girl the character was. I could relate to the realism of the situations that many of us experienced during our school days, and I found myself reading on and on.
There are a lot of characters with strong "personalities" in this work, the parts that I tend to think negatively about, or that I don't want people to see or know about, are portrayed as positive.
I thought it was a work that made me think, "Maybe I can accept this kind of me..." and gave me the courage to push those who are troubled.
Q2: What is your impression of the character you play and how enthusiastic are you about the role?
From the side, she is a cool, beautiful woman who everyone admires. However, in reality, she is not very good at communicating, and when people talk to her, she scares them even though she never meant to. She was confused, and even though she really wanted to get along with them, she couldn't get the words out. The more I got to know her, the more I felt that way, and the more I fell in love with her. (laughs)
I will do my best to portray her moving forward slowly but firmly, step by step, and to convey her thoughts and warmth in a few words.
Tadano Hitohito (CV. Kajiwara Gakuto)
Tadano-kun is just a person.
His goal is to read the atmosphere around him so that his "normal" self doesn't stand out in the class, and to live his high school life without any disturbance. However, he seems to be very good at understanding people's feelings, and sees that Komi can’t communicate, so he becomes her "first friend.
Q1: What is your impression of this film?
Komi is really adorable... as I read the original story I'm always struck by how she gradually expresses her emotions even though she's clumsy! In addition to Komi, all the other characters have distinct personalities, which reminds me of my own high school days, and I can't help but fantasize about how happy my student life would be if I had such friends around me... (laughs) I especially like seeing them at seasonal school events, festivals, and other events, and I can't help but cry as I read them, thinking about my school days that I can't go back to...! And personally, the covers are always too beautiful! I'm so impressed! Thank you so much, Oda-sensei!
Q2: What is your impression of the character you are going to play and what is your enthusiasm for the role?
I think that Hitohito is a boy who has the goodness of being normal! He was a little naughty in junior high school, but once he sees it objectively, he becomes normal. It reminds me of my own school days. (laughs) I actually once tried to be a little naughty, but then I realized how naughty I was and went back to normal, so I felt sympathy for him while reading! But I'm very communicative myself, so I admire people who treat me like a normal person like Hitohito-kun.
Every time I read it, I fall in love with it, so I'll do my best to play it charmingly!
Osana Najimi (CV. Murakawa Rie)
Osana Najimi is familiar.
She is Tadano-kun's childhood friend. Or rather, she is a childhood friend to everyone. Her communication skills are so high that she can get along with anyone in a matter of minutes, but she seems to have a hard time with Komi because of their "past relationship". She usually wears a skirt and dresses as a "female student," but she used to wear a school run and dress as a "male student" until middle school. Her gender is no longer known.
Q1: What is your impression of this work?
As I was cackling and laughing at the funny gags, I felt that one of the appealing aspects of the film was that it depicted human relationships in such a way that tears of laughter turned into tears of emotion, and that these human relationships were carefully drawn. I think we all want to watch Komi achieve her dreams, but I also think there is a real pleasure in watching her grow up.
Q2: What is your impression of the character you are going to play and what is your enthusiasm for the role?
I will be playing the role of Osana Najimi, a strong character with special abilities who has a mysterious side but also possesses tremendous communication skills. Although she is such a strong character, she fits in so well with everyone that she is everyone's childhood friend, so I hope I can bring out the best of her. I haven't recorded yet, so I don't know how it will turn out, but I'm very happy to be involved in "Komi can’t communicate.” I'll do my best so that everyone can enjoy it!
(C) Oda Tomohito, Shogakukan/Itan Private High School
'Arcane', the first animated series from 'League of Legends', an online game for PC, will be released on Netflix in the fall of 2021.
"League of Legends" is a PC game released by Riot Games in 2009. It has been a driver of the growth of the esports industry, and 'League of Legends 2020 World Championship' set an unprecedented record.
'Arcane', the first animated series produced by Riat Games, recreates the world-view of "League of Legends". The story is set in Piltover, a leading utopian city, and Zaun, a suppressed undercity, and retells the origin stories of two popular champions of "League of Legends", and the power that tears them apart.
Dominique Bazay, director of Netflix original animation division. and Shauna Spenley, entertainment global president of Riat Games, have left some comments.
'Arcane', the first animated series from 'League of Legends' will be released on Netflix in the fall of 2021.
■Director of Netflix Original Animation Division
"League of Legends" is a game that enthuses fans all over the world, and I am so excited that the first TV series "Arcane" based on the world-view will be released on Netflix.
This spectacular, thrilling work will make a pretty big impact on the fans.
■Riat Games Entertainment Global President
The fans have been longing for some spin-offs that dig into the world-view of "League of Legends" and the champions, so this work was produced to respond to such a demand. Netflix is globally famous and aims to offer high-quality content like Riat Games, and I consider Netflix to be the perfect partner to deliver "Arcane" to players all over the world.
The 2nd 4-hours live broadcast "ALLNIGHT SAY YOU FUJI" by the young voice actors has been announced. It is titled "ALLNIGHT SAY YOU 2nd Night" and will start at 12:00 AM, June 27, 2021, on FUJI TV's TWO Drama/ Anime and Fuji TV TWOsmart. Comments from the cast members, including the MC, Morikubo Showtaro, have arrived.
The previous broadcast has recorded a total of 50 thousand tweets and the hashtag "#ALLNIGHT SAY YOU FUJI" was ranked at the 2nd place for Japan on Twitter, which shows the popularity of the program. This 2nd program will have the young voice actors that took part in various popular anime, including "Hypnosis Mic -Division Rap Battle-", "Idolmaster SideM", and "Ensemble Stars!!", challenge various projects.
The MC will be the voice actor Morikubo Showtaro, who is perfect at handling the situation that involves many performers and also a person whom the young voice actors trust.
The members of "SAY YOU ALLNIGHTERS", are performers that have appeared in the previous program, first appearing performers as well as the veteran voice actors, who are not young at all. The program will feature a battle royal fighting for the position of "Morikubo Approval Voice Actor", who Morikubo will promote to the voice actor industry.
This time, the program will be 4 hours long without any commercial breaks that will surely hype up your midnight, so do support your "favourite voice actor" that is trying his best.
The 4-hours broadcast of "ALLNIGHT SAY YOU 2nd Night" is on June 27, 2021, from 12:00 AM to 4:00 AM, on Fuji TV's TWO Drama/ Anime and Fuji TV's TWOsmart.
MC: Morikubo Showtaro
To think that the 2nd program was announced this fast!? I'm so glad! Thank you so much! So, let's show them our best! We will aim for a team that can all make a hit! Do look forward to that moment.
Huh? Young? Am I still considered a young voice actor?! I'm convinced that my mental age is still at 20.
I will do my best as the CEO of BLACKSHIP Co., Ltd. / young voice actor!!
As I was certified without doing anything, what would happen if I take action?!?! I will accept the challenge from the young voice actors of the same generation!!
The outline and sneak peek of episode 7 "The Rapidly Advancing Team" of the TV anime "Farewell, My Dear Cramer" (May 16, 2021) were revealed.
"Farewell, My Dear Cramer" is a "girls' soccer" manga by "Your Lie in April" Arakawa Naoshi.
The main protagonist is the girl Onda Nozomi, who has been playing soccer with boys since she was young, but faced a big obstacle known as "physical difference" when entering middle school.
The middle school arc "Sayonara, Football" depicts her suffering in the boys' soccer club, while this TV anime depicts her high school life as she aims for the peak of the girls' soccer.
In episode 7, the Saitama prefecture preliminary has started. As this is the first official match for Warabis, Nozomi is unable to sleep due to the excitement.
On the day of the match, Warabis was throbbing as their opponent is Asaka commercial high school that has taken 3rd place last year. In the second half, the score is tied with 3, this is a situation where they can't lose any point, but they gave a good opportunity to the Asaka team.
In order to save the troubled Warabis, Nozomi dash toward the penalty area boldly.
Episode 7 "The Rapidly Advancing Team" was broadcast on May 16, 2021, on TOKYO MX and other channels.
(C) Arakawa Naoshi, Kodansha/ Farewell, My Dear Cramer Production Committee
The 2nd PV for TV anime Ahiru no Sora has been released and features the passionate plays of a freakishly tall basketball club member. Broadcasting information was released at the same time. The series will be aired on TV Tokyo’s channel 6 starting on October 2nd.
「BanG Dream! Girls Band Party!」 and its 4th tie-up with Lawson as of September the 3rd, has been revealed. The campaign is to give out a limited quantity of originals goods which will be sold on a first-come-first-serve basis
From TV anime "JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Golden Wind" comes blazers and pants (slacks) which can be worn together as business suits inspired by Giorno Giovanna and Bruno Bucciarati. Pre-orders are available at "Premium Bandai" until Dec. 26, 2019.
“Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation”, which had been announced to be animated, was decided to be broadcast as TV anime in 2020. In addition, the first visual depicting the four main characters and a PV by the new animation production company “Studio Bind” established for this work were released.