The new single “Unbreakable” from the voice actress, Yuuki Aoi was release on Jan. 15, 2020.
The song “Unbreakable” was used as the opening theme of the TV anime “Infinite Dendrogram” where Yuuki Aoi voiced Liliana Grandria.
The new single “Unbreakable” contain the songs: “Unbreakable” and “Break down” which are both related to the anime and the intense sound and strong message are the highlights of the tracks.
This is an impressive work where you can take a glimpse of the new charm of Yuuki Aoi that was not seen in her solo activities up until now.
Yuuki Aoi's new single “Unbreakable” is now on sale. The price for the limited edition is 1,800JPY (tax excluded) and the normal edition is 1,200JPY (tax excluded).
(C) Kaidou Sakon・Hobby Japan/Infinite Dendrogram Production Committee
The TV Anime "Kanojo, Okarishimasu" (broadcast date: Jul, 2020) had set up a special plan, "Kanokari Call" from Dec. 15, 2019 where you could have an actual phone conversation with the "girlfriends" that appear in this works. Starting from Jan. 8, Yuuki Aoi voicing the "gentle yet devilish girlfriend" Nanami Mami will make an appearance in this plan.
It has been determined that 7 artists including Yuki Aoi, Uchida Aya, Ito Miku, Murakawa Rie, and other voice actresses from Nippon Columbia would perform their first concert at Pacifico Yokohama National University Hall, Kanagawa on Jun. 7, 2020.
The 2nd PV (promotional video) of the final chapter of "Sword Art Online War of Underworld" (starting in Jul. 2020) has been released. The ending theme song "I will..." by Aoi Eir has been revealed during the PV.
"Sword Art Online War of Underworld" is based on the novel by Kawahara Reki, which won the "Grand Prize" of the 15th Dengeki Novel Prize. The anime is the final chapter of the "Alicization" arc, which began in Oct. 2018.
In the PV, the ending theme song "I will..." by Aoi Eir is used as the background music of the intense battle scenes.
The TV anime "Sword Art Online War of Underworld" Final Chapter starts on Jul. 11, 2020. In advance of the broadcast, there will also be a compilation episode titled "episode 12.5" on Jul. 4.
(C)2017 Kawahara Reki / KADOKAWA ASCII Media Works / SAO-A Project
A "Macross" series YouTube channel has been announced. Along with it, live broadcast "#Air Valkyrie LIVE TOUR 2020 ~Valkyrie Never Gives Up~ @Air Nagoya" from 7:00 p.m. Jul. 10, 2020 has been announced.
"#Air Valkyrie LIVE TOUR 2020 ~The Valkyrie Never Gives Up~ @Air Nagoya" is the 1st live broadcast project of the channel.
"Valkyrie LIVE TOUR" was initially scheduled to start on Jul. 10 at Zepp Nagoya but was announced to be canceled due to the spread of COVID-19. However, as the title says, they "never give up" to "deliver their songs", so they decided to conduct this live broadcast.
This project will be a relay broadcast the memorable stages from the 2nd and 3rd LIVE chosen by each of the Valkyrie members from the scheduled starting hours of the initial event. The idea is to enjoy the "Air LIVE (virtual LIVE)" with everyone.
The relay begins with "@Air Nagoya Stage", the selection of the leader Kaname Δ Yasuno Kiyono, on Jul. 10, and is followed by "@Air Osaka" on Jul. 24, "@Air Fukuoka" on Jul. 25, "@Air Sapporo" on Aug. 11, and "@Air Tokyo" on Aug. 21".
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The latest PV using the opening theme "NAVIGATOR" by SixTONES has been released from the TV anime "The Millionaire Detective Balance:UNLIMITED" (to be broadcast from Jul. 16).
The original of "The Millionaire Detective Balance:UNLIMITED" is Tsutsui Yasutaka's best-selling novel "Fugou Keiji". A maverick detective, Kobe Daisuke, who makes full use of his wealth and the newest technology, and a buddy detective, Kato Haru, who is passionate, values humanity, and doesn't like anything unfair, face various incidents and mysteries in investigations, which are beyond common sense.
The song used in the opening theme of this work is "NAVIGATOR", the second single of SixTONES, who made its CD debut in Jan. 2020. At the time of the first episode broadcasting, the idea of making the artist and music information secret drew much attention.
The TV anime "The Millionaire Detective Balance:UNLIMITED" will start broadcasting on Fuji TV "Noitamina" and other stations from 1:10 am on Thursday, Jul. 16, 2020.
(C) Tsutsui Yasutaka / Shinchosha / Ito Tomohiko / Kobe Zaibatsu
It has been decided that the 3-day outdoor concert "BanG Dream! 8th LIVE" of the next-gen girls' band project "BanG Dream!" be broadcast live in nationwide theaters in Japan.
"BanG Dream! 8th LIVE" is an outdoor concert held at Fuji-Q Highland Conifer Forest on Aug. 21, 22, and 23, 2020.
It consists of two parts: "Summer 3-day Outdoor Concert", a 3-day energetic live performance of the bands from "BanG Dream!" including Poppin’Party, Roselia, RAISE A SUILEN, Morfonica, and Pastel＊Palettes, and "Breakthrough!", a solo performance of Poppin’Party.
Roselia with a dark, cool style will be performing on day 1, and day 2 will have RAISE A SUILEN, who participate in music festivals and are praised for their profound music.
Day 3 has the pop, energetic Poppin’Party, which has a theme of "Kirakira Dokidoki" (sparkle and excitement), the 4th real-life band Morfonica, and Maeshima Ami as Maruyama Ayu from Pastel＊Palettes.
Tickets for the "'BanG Dream! 8th LIVE' Summer 3-Day Outdoors Concert LIVE VIEWING" will be sold at Lawson Ticket from 12:00 p.m. Jul. 23 to 12:00 p.m. Aug. 20, and at theaters from Aug. 21. They are priced at 4,300 JPY (tax included).
The concert will be broadcast at theaters in Japan, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Thailand on Aug. 21, 22, and 23. (All from 5:00 p.m.)
Check out the special webpage for further information.
Hino Satoshi, Uemura Yuuto, and Ono Yuuki were announced as additional cast members of the anime "Moriarty the Patriot". Along with it, the key visual with Moriarty and his team was released. The broadcast begins in Oct. 2020.
"Moriarty the Patriot" is originally a manga is serialized in "Jump SQ.", written by Takeuchi Ryousuke and illustrated by Miyoshi Hikaru.
At the end of the 19th century, William James Moriarty sets out to create his ideal country in England, which is at the height of its prosperity with the Industrial Revolution being underway.
The additional cast members are Hino Satoshi as Sebastian Moran, Uemura Yuuto as Fred Porlock, Ono Yuuki as John H. Watson.
"Moriarty the Patriot" will be broadcast from Oct. 2020.
(C)Takeuchi Ryousuke, Miyoshi Hikaru / Shueisha, Moriarty the Patriot Production Committee
"M.A.G-NET ONLINE Charity FES..@Tokyo Skytree Town" (abbreviated as MagChari), a charity video program in support of medical workers that sees the participation of voice actors and celebrities from the entertainment industry, was live streamed on Youtube in Jun. 27, 2020.
The show featured one of the announcers on the Nippon Broadcasting System radio network, Yoshida Hisanori, aka "Yopie", as the main MC. In addition, guests included Otsuka Akio, Kaneda Tomoko, Kamiya Akira, Kiyama Ryuu, Koiwai Kotori, Sasaki Nozomu, Shimamoto Sumi, Sugomori, Suwa Michihiko, Toyoda Takumi, Harada Sayaka, Hirano Fumi, Hirayama Emi, Furukawa Toshio, Kakinuma Shino, POKImari, Maekawa Ryouko, Morita Masakazu, Yashiro Azuki, Yamada Marina, and the manga artist Satonaka Machiko, who joined the show as a secret guest.
Since many of the guests found it difficult to work under the influence of the new coronavirus, they were asked to talk about their vacation period and how they spent it.
Especially for the voice actors, where the three conditions that facilitate the transmission of infectious diseases (closed spaces, crowds, and close contact) are inevitable, it was the first time in their long artistic career that something like this had happened. One of the most common ways that the voice actors spent their time in self-restraint was to "immerse themselves in their hobbies".
Furthermore, some guests gave a different answer about it, such as; "I took this opportunity to watch my own works that I was too busy to watch", and "I decluttered and exhumed some treasures here and there".
"M.A.G-NET ONLINE Charity FES..@Tokyo Skytree Town" will be open to the public until Jul. 31.
Also, by applying to a lottery on the crowdfunding site "Makuake", fans have the opportunity to buy the charity goods brought by the guests to the show. The money raised will be used for medical supplies to support the medical workers.
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.
The voice actress Yuuki Aoi created the hashtag "#SeiyuuRoudokuKai" (Voice Actors Reading Club) on Twitter and released the audiobook of "Buying Mittens" on Apr. 8, 2020.
The day before that, on Apr. 7, Yuuki revealed that she had been thinking of "delivering a storytelling" to those parents and children who are standing by at home, and so she did promptly. Her initiative, "#SeiyuuRoudokuKai" has received a lot of support from many voice actors.
On Apr. 7, Yuuki posted on Twitter, "I heard on the news that some colleagues are delivering picture book readings to those parents and children who are doing their best to stand by at home. I thought that it was a wonderful thing to do, so I decided to try it by myself", and then she invited all to suggest some books to read.
The tweet was followed by replies introducing the recommended works, as well as it received support from other voice actors, including Kaji Yuuki, Yamashita Daiki, Inoue Ikuko, Takahashi Rie, Taketatsu Ayana, and Hidaka Noriko.
On the same night, Yuuki created the hashtag "#SeiyuuRoudokuKai" and released the first audiobook on Apr. 8. The reading is performed by Yuuki and features the short story "Buying Mittens" in Children's literature by Niimi Nankichi, while the voice actor Koiwai Kotori, who is also considered a "musician", is in charge for the editing and the BGM.
The reading received words of gratitude and various comments such as, "Aoi-chan had been great in putting her words into action after one single day", "I was able to spend a tender time with my daughter by listening this beautiful reading!", and "It gave me a sense of relief, or rather pleasure".
Besides Yuuki-san, Kaji Yuuki, Takahashi Rie, Nanjou Yoshino, Imai Asami, and Inoue Nana have also been posting readings on the "#SeiyuuRoudokuKai" hashtag.
On Apr. 7, 2020, the voice actor, Yuuki Aoi had posted on Twitter and revealed her thoughts, "After I heard in the news that there is a certain president, who is streaming by reading a picture book to the families that are staying at home, I thought that it was a great idea. Thus, I would want to challenge it."
Yuuki-san is a voice actress known for her role as Shikame Madoka from "Puella Magi Madoka Magica" and Asui Tsuyu "My Hero Academia".
After entering 2020, she voiced Cure Grace from "Healin' Good PreCure" and has become an existence that is closer to children when compared to the past.
And Yuuki-san posted on her Twitter on Apr. 7, saying: "After I heard in the news that there is a certain president, who is streaming by reading a picture book to the families that are staying at home, I thought that it was a great idea. Thus, I would want to challenge it."
Along with "I hope you could recommend me some picture books like books that were published by Aozora Bunko that is copyright free!". She also mentioned searching for stories that are easy to read and heard: "I try to search for it while thinking about the appropriate length that the children can enjoy, but it is harder than I thought."
On the tweet, various recommendation works were received such as "Buying Some Gloves", "The Night of the Milky Way Train", "LE PETIT PRINCE : The Little Prince", "The Restaurant That Has Many Orders", and "Gon, the Little Fox". There was even a reply from Inoue Kikuko-san saying, "A picture book recital is a good idea! I will try to search for some copyright free picture books as well～♪"
After seeing the replies, Yuuki-san tweeted, "Thank you all for suggesting to me various works from nostalgic to works that I never heard before!! I have been relying on the staff during the streaming up until now, so I might be a bit clumsy but I will try my best! Thank you!" in an enthusiastic and grateful manner.
If you have any works that children can enjoy by hearing, do suggest it to Yuuki-san.
The voice actress Yuuki Aoi, who voiced various popular anime characters from "Your Name", "Puella Magi Madoka Magica", and other, has revealed her "Chunibyou Phrases". Even a book in which you can study English with those phrases is being released.
Yuuki Aoi's "Chunibyou Phrases" can be heard in the audio on the example of the Japanese narration in the book "I don't believe that the 3 years of Englishstudies in junior high school can be learned in a week with chunibyou phrases".
The serialization in the NHK text book "Basic English" was brought together and released as a book. There is a free downloadable Japanese audio where Yuuki Aoi will read the the "Chunibyou examples" and illustrations in the book. This is a rare opportunity to hear Yuuki Aoi speak in a "Chunibyou" manner.
For example, regarding the burnt pancake,
A: This pancake is burnt.
is changed to,
B: Even a dark flame master sometimes fails.
These lines in chuunibyou style, performed by Yuuki Aoi will make you smile unexpectedly.
Other phrases are, when you fail the exam "It seem that this world hasn't chosen me.", when talking about a popular band "I knew they were going to become popular since their debut." They are all filled with the mind of a "Chunibyou" that can be enjoyed with the narration by Yuuki Aoi.
Moreover, there are explanations for the important points of the examples, so this English reference book has "proper learning" content.
"I don't believe that the 3 years of English studies in junior high school can be learned in a week with the chunibyou phrase" is in stores on Feb. 28, 2020 and the price is 1,200 JPY (tax excluded).
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.