The world's first 4K short anime “Lights of Sand” by director Yamaga Hiroyuki and character designer Sadamoto Yoshiyuki, will be aired exclusively in Japan on “Abema Anime Channel” of Abema TV from 1 am on Jan. 18.
“Lights of Sand” is the world's first 4K short anime by director Yamaga Hiroyuki and character designer Sadamoto Yoshiyuki, which premiered at “Content Tokyo 2017” in 2017 and was first released in Asia at “AFA Singapore 2019” in 2019.
Takeuchi Hiroaki, known for “The Animatrix” and other works, was also involved as a producer, and the fantasy short anime of hand-drawn full 4K images and the 5.1ch surround sound got much attention from all around the world.
In Japan, “Lights of Sand” (standard definition) will be broadcast exclusively on “Abema Anime Channel” of “Abema TV from 1 am on Jan. 18.
Don't miss out on this chance to enjoy the fantasy short anime by the top creators of Gainax (currently called Studio GAINA).
Five study-related anime productions which include "Neko Neko Nihonshi", "Bungo Stray Dogs", "Dr. Stone", "How Heavy Are the Dumbbells You Lift?", and "Why the Hell are You Here, Teacher!?", are currently broadcast as "study-related anime" on "Abema Video".
The Machida City, Tokyo PR anime 「START」, which features the voice actor Fukuyama Jun, was released. We also received comments from both Fukuyama and KEN THE 390, the hip hop artist who was involved in the ending song, 「Start」.
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
With the release of "Demon Slayer： Kimetsu no Yaiba Movie: Mugen Ressha" coming on Oct. 16, 2020, TV & video entertainment provider 'ABEMA' will be broadcasting a special program "Demon Slayer： Kimetsu no Yaiba Movie: Mugen Ressha Release Preview Talk Event Live SP" exclusively live on Oct. 11 at 7:00 PM.
Voice actors Hanae Natsuki, Satou Akari, Shimono Hiro, Matsuoka Yoshitsugu and LiSA, the theme song artist, will appear in this program.
Based on the manga of the same name by Gotouge Koyoharu, "Demon Slayer： Kimetsu no Yaiba" is an anime set in Japan in the Taisho era that depicts the main character Kamado Tanjiro and his battle with a fearsome "demons". The beautiful images of this gentle, yet ephemeral story have created a huge sensation.
The release of "Demon Slayer： Kimetsu no Yaiba Movie: Mugen Ressha", the sequel to the TV series, is coming on Oct. 16, and the expectations of fans are rising.
The special program "Demon Slayer： Kimetsu no Yaiba Movie: Mugen Ressha Release Preview Talk Event Live SP" broadcast on 'ABEMA Anime 2 Channel' exclusively on 'ABEMA' is a live talk event held in Tokyo.
The main cast of "Demon Slayer： Kimetsu no Yaiba" anime, including Hanae Natsuki as Kamado Tanjiro, Satou Akari as Kamado Nezuko, Shimono Hiro as あがつまぜんいつAgatsuma Zenitsu, Matsuoka Yoshitsugu as Hashibira Inosuke, as well as LiSA who sings the theme song "Flame", appeared on the show. LiSA, who sings the theme song "Flame," also appears on the stage. They talk about the highlights of "BDemon Slayer： Kimetsu no Yaiba" and their thoughts on the work.
Talk event just before the release of "Demon Slayer： Kimetsu no Yaiba Movie: Mugen Ressha Release Preview Talk Event Live SP" will be shown exclusively on 'ABEMA Anime 2 Channel' on Oct. 11 at 7:00 PM on 'ABEMA'. Don't miss this live broadcast only on 'ABEMA'.
(C) Gotouge Koyoharu / Shueisha, Aniplex, and ufotable
The combined program between TV & video entertainment "ABEMA" and Nippon Cultural Broadcasting has started. "Chou! A&G + X ABEMA Anime Special Radio Program", a special radio program that will deliver weekly recommendation featured contents as well as a special program, has started on Oct. 8, 2020, on "Chou! A&G+" and "ABEMA Anime".
"Chou! A&G + X ABEMA Anime Special Radio Program" is a program that will feature contents such as voice actor, anisong's singer, anime, and game that is supported by Nippon Cultural Broadcasting "A&G" and ABEMA "ABEMA Anime" and it will be delivered from various aspect weekly.
The first broadcasting was on Oct. 8, and in the program called "A&G Persons" will focus on a single voice actor or singer and study in depth of his/her charms.
The first round will have a special featured on the voice actor Suzumura Kenichi. Suzumura's, who is active in various roles, including a voice actor, singer, radio personality, and CEO, "personal aspect" such as "work" and "thoughts" will be studying in-depth to discover his charms and it will be delivered over two weeks depth to discover his charms and it will be deliver over two weeks.
Also, it has been decided that the special program "'A&G Media Station Komucha to Countdown' Special Streaming ~Komucha to Platinum~" will be exclusively broadcast on ABEMA. This special program is a commemoration of Nippon Cultural Broadcasting's radio program "A&G Media Station Komucha to Countdown", where Sakurai Takahiro and Shiraishi Haruka is the hosts, as it had achieved the 900th broadcast as well as achieved its 19th anniversary.
The broadcast is scheduled at 6 PM, Oct. 11. The guests are Touyama Nao, Asakura Momo, Natsukawa Shiina, and others.
"Chou! A&G + X ABEMA Anime Special Radio Program" has started on Oct. 9, 2020. It will be broadcast every Friday from 10 pm to 10:30 pm on "Chou! A&G+" and every Saturday from 1 am to 1:30 am on "ABEMA Anime".
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On Oct. 6, 'Say You to Yoasobi Tuesday [Shimono Hiro & Uchida Maaya] #16" featuring voice actors Shimono Hiro and Uchida Maaya, will be shown on 'ABEMA'. In this episode, Shimono Hiro and Uchida Maaya had challenges such as quickly look directly at the camera, "Look at the Camera, please! " in the show.
The show's new corner, "Look at the Camera, please!", rules are very simple. "No matter what camera it switches to, keep looking directly at the camera". In addition to the cameras used for normal transmission, multiple fixed cameras are setup on the ceiling and behind the scenes, so you must be able to quickly respond to the screen from unfamiliar angles. The first game was played by Uchida Maaya.
Uchida Maaya tried the first game. She was asking "Which one? Which camera! 'What? Oh, yeah?" and was a little confused, but managed to continue looking at the cameras with a very big smile on her face. Maaya thought "This is so difficult!" but Shimono Hiro said, "Maaya-chan, you're amazing. You are featured (on-screen) so beautifully!".
When it was Shimono Hiro's turn, he went on to say, "Which one, which one?! ''What?'' as well and moved his body wide and looked at the camera in a series of puzzled looks. It took him a while to get to the point where he was used to it, and was at the mercy of difficult close-ups and the low shots of the camera. He said "Damn!" and bite back the frustration.
After confirming the position of the camera, they moved on to the second round of the game with the speed of the switch. Maaya says, "You~?!" to the quickly switching camera. She continuously showed the viewers how cute she is, pointing and posing. She smiled as Hiro gave her big praise saying, "Wow! Seriously, that's awesome! 'Today, Uchida Maaya's talent is on fire! Maaya himself said, "I'm enjoying it!"
In contrast, Hiro's second attempt, he showed a cool expression as the camera switched on and off, smiled and made a peace sign, and showed his dynamic "cool face" using his entire body. At the end of the show, he paused for breath and asked, "What is this exercise ...? I worked up a good sweat. ... That was fun!" and enjoyed the corner as much as he could.
In the program, for challenges on other days of the week, there are challenges such as "About games other than Tuesdays" and "Seven changes of voice actor", in which they read out old stories that everyone knows in the style of characters of children and animals.
In addition, if you are a premium member of 'ABEMA', you can access "Say You to Yoasobi Premium [Shimono Hiro x Uchida Marei] #16" which includes limited videos.
Tonko House Publishers Inc. will be holding "Tonko House Film Festival 2" online from Aug. 21 through Aug. 30, 2020.
Tonko House, which has studios in both U.S.A. and Japan, will curate short animations from the world and play them for free in this film festival. They will also be holding a special talk show with Lee Unkrich, the director of "Toy Story 3", animation lectures, etc.
"Tonko House Film Festival" was held for the first time last year in Shinjuku. They were funded 12,460,000 JPY by 1,439 supporters through Makuake.
In response to many people wanting to join from distant areas, they decided to hold the festival online for a week. The main programs are: "Onine Streaming of Short Animes Curated by Tonko House", "Talk Show with Director Lee Unkrich", "Online Demonstration and Lectures by Tonko House members and Other Artists", "Talk Show with Tonko House members and Special Guests", etc.
There are 10 short animes to be streamed during the festival, including "The Dam Keeper" by Tonko House, "GIFTED" by Nakamura Yuuka, and "GUNTHER" by Erick Oh. They are planning to add more to the list, and they will all be streamed for free.
"Tonko House Film Festival 2" will be held online from Aug. 21 to Aug. 30, 2020.
They are also holding a project on makuake to gather supporters and funds to enrich the program of the film festival.
The short gag anime "You’re An Idol?! Kekeko-chan", directed by Daichi Akitarou, who is famous for "Gag Manga Weather", "Sexy Commando Gaiden: Sugoi yo!! Masaru-san", "Ojarumaru", and others, has started broadcast on Twitter. Voice actress Tadokoro Azusa will voice Kekeko, and anime will be broadcast up to 100 episodes.
"You’re An Idol?! Kekeko-chan" is a project that started when Daichi, who saw Tadokoro's sketch comedy live and comedy reading, thought, "I want to make a gag work together".
It will be produced in remote work by forming a tag with Horipro, and will be updated in the future as announced at the end of the first episode "Kekiko appears ♪" "I will do up to 100 episodes of this animation!"
Voice: Tadokoro Azusa, Daichi Akitarou
Director: Daichi Akitarou
Music: Double Oats
Cooperation: Horipro International
Director Tasuki's ("Kemono Friends") TV Anime "Hentatsu" Blu-ray will be on sale. The bonus CD which contains the opening theme song, will be on sale from Apr. 29, 2020 onward.
TV Anime "Hentatsu" is a 2 minute TV anime broadcast that was posted on Director Tatsuki's Twitter account. It was a surprise broadcast starting from Jan. 2020.
The bonus CD included with the Blu-ray will contain the main theme song sung by the 2 characters:"Oni" (CV: Takasugi Kaori) and "Neko" (CV: Kadowaki Mai).
Moreover, as a special shop bonus: "Acrylic Stand Oni" will be given for purchases made from Amazon, ANIPLEX+ while the "Acrylic Stand Neko" will be given for purchases made from Animate, Gamers, Tora no Ana, and Softmap.
TV Anime "Hentatsu" is being broadcast on TOKYO MX, BS11, Gunma TV, Tochigi TV from Jan. 4,2020 (Saturday).
"Hentatsu・TV Version BD & CD (provisional)" is priced at 3,800 JPY and it will be on sale from Apr. 29.
The original character project "Poccolies" will have an one minute short animations that will air every week for a year starting in Apr. 2020.
The cast of voice actors was also announced, with Morikawa Toshiyuki playing the main character Patsuhiko, and includes Hayama Shota, Furuhata Ai, Matsumoto Rika, Iwasaki Ryouta, Kohara Riko, and Aira Rin.
"Poccolies" is an original character project from Sony Digital Entertainment Services about the merry daily lives of merry creatures who enjoy meals and music with their full bellies.
Since starting an official Twitter account in Aug. 2018, they've had several projects such as selling stamps on "Line", holding an event at "SHOWROOM", being a free theme on "NAVITIME", and so on.
The anime will consist of "one-minute short animations that will make you laugh and feel at ease". Kachidoki Studios is in charge of the production. The voice actors are Morikawa Tomoyuki as the main character Patsuhiko, Hayama Shouta as Hamu, Furuhata Ai as Panda-chan, Matsumoto Rika as Oyakan-sama, Iwasaki Ryouta as Kangaroo-shi, Kohara Riko as Shiro-chan, and Aira Rin as Nioi-san. In addition, the voice actor for Niwatori is still a "Secret".
The short animation "Poccolies" will air as one-minute shorts with a total of 50 episodes from Apr. 2020 on BS Nippon Corporation, Asahi Television Broadcasting, Animax, and others. It will also stream on Animax On Demand.
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.
"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.