January 24, 2020 By: MoA (Translated by gyanyao & YaruJan ), 445 views
Key visual & promotion video of the new chapter of "My Hero Academia", "U.A. School Festival Arc", have been released! The new opening theme by KANA-BOON also revealed.
The new chapter of the 4th season of “My Hero Academia”, “U.A. School Festival Arc”, will begin from Jan. 25, 2020. In conjunction with the beginning of the new chapter, an original key visual by character designer Umakoshi Yoshihiko and a promotion video have been released.
The new chapter of the 4th season of “My Hero Academia”, “U.A. School Festival Arc”, will begin from Jan. 25, 2020. In conjunction with the beginning of the new chapter, an original key visual by character designer Umakoshi Yoshihiko and a promotion video with the new opening theme “Star Marker” by KANA-BOON have been released.
“My Hero Academia” is serialized in “Weekly Shonen Jump” by Horikoshi Kouhei and has over 25 million copies of the manga published.
The protagonist, Deku, beats Overhaul in the fight against the villain group, Shie Hassaikai, and saves Eri. Autumn comes and Deku finishes his inturn and returns to the usual school life, but Eri still doesn't smile.
The U.A. School Festival is coming soon, and Deku swears to make Eri smile, but a disturbing figure approaches…
The key visual depicts the 20 students of class 1-A of U. A. High School along with Toogata Mirio and Eri. It's a pop design reminiscent of the cover illustration of vol. 19.
The promotion video has scenes from the new episodes, centering on class 1-A, getting ready for the school festival. It also is the first release of the new opening theme, “Star Marker”, by the rock band KANA-BOON.
The 4th season of TV anime “My Hero Academia”, “U. A. School Festival Arc” will be broadcast on Yomiuri TV and 29 channels of Nippon TV from Jan. 25, 2020.
“My Hero Academia” TV anime 4th season
5:30 pm every Saturday
Broadcast on Yomiuri TV and 29 channels of Nippon TV (excluding some areas)
The new chapter, “U. A. School Festival Arc” begins on Saturday, Jan. 25.
(C)Horikoshi Kouhei/Shueisha・My Hero Academia Production Committee
Jan.21. is known as the day when rivals team-up.
It is derived from the Satcho Alliance in 1866 when Sakamoto Ryoma united both Choshu and Satsuma domains.
Anime plots where rivals characters unite forces are also very popular. There's a huge excitement factor in seeing two enemies fighting together.
Among these rivals , whose pairs of rivals are supported by the fans the most?
In Anime! Anime! was held a reader survey titled "Who are the best rivals that became comrades?". From Jan. 8 to 15, 137 answered the survey.
The Male/Female ratio was 35% and 65%, slightly having more women than men readers. Ages ranged from 50% under 19, and about 30% in their 20s.
■The top place goes to Conan and Kid on "The Fist of the Blue Sapphire"
The pair that grabbed the 1st place was Edogawa Conan and Kaito Kid from the "Detective Conan" series. They held 10% of the votes and rose to the top from the 4th last year.
Some of the fans commented: "I find them really cool solving mysteries together, despite their natural rivalry between a detective and a thief.", and "Nobody can stop the two when they teamup."
Following the success of the movie "Detective Conan: The Fist of Blue Sapphire" that released last year, where Kid and Conan cooperated to solve a case, which is impressive and led to the top position.
From the same series, the pair of Amuro Toru and Akai Shuichi ranked on 10th. Many of the comments from fans mentioned them in the 2016 movie "Detective Conan: The Darkest Nightmare".
In 2nd place, winning 8% of the votes is the pairs of Midoriya Izuku and Bakugo Katsuki from "My Hero Academia", which went up from the 13th rank in the last year's survey..
Some of the fans commented: "Although they're usually rivals in their endeavors to become heroes, I really like when they fight together against strong villains." and, "I think that the fact that they grew up together and know each other since they were kids is a big factor in the story of the series. I'm really looking forward to see how their relationship will evolve from now on."
The others commented how exciting was seeing both of them on the latest movie "My Hero Academia: Heroes: Rising".
In 3rd were Ray Amuro and Quattro Vageena from "Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam"staying the same rank as last year's rank.
Some of the fans commented: "Watching the series as a kid always surprised me with the impressive plot. However, after growing up and looking back at the story, I realized how much their relationship is reflected on real-world international affairs. It's interesting how given circumstanceswhere parties who were enemies yesterday can unite and become comrades on the next day."
"Even though they united forces once, they're still destined to fight each other in the end, but I love that"
The representative rival pair from Gundam series marked their place on the top-3.
■Other comments from readers:
Dazai Osamu and Nakahara Chuya from "Bungo Stray Dogs" received comments such as: "They can cooperate each other perfectly despite being rivals." and "I like how they don't get along very well, but when team up, nobody can stop them.".
Hinata Shoyo and Kageyama Tobio from "Haikyuu!!" got the following comment: "I was so impressed with how both of them couldn't stand each other at first but were able to work together as a team somehow through volleyball.".
Nanoha and Fate from "Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha" received comments : "I watched and cried to the scene where they exchange ribbons after becoming friends."
Lelouch and Suzaku from "Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion" received comments : "I was so impressed with the completion of the Zero Requiem." and "The story about trying to create a peaceful world lets me tear up."
The top pairs this year were all from long-running series. It's impressive to see characters that were rivals for so many years teaming up.
■Ranking Top 20
"Who are the best rivals that turned into comrades? 2020 edition"
1st Edogawa Conan (Kudo Shinichi) / Kaito Kid (Kuroba Kaito) from "Detective Conan"
2nd Midoriya Izuku/Bakugo Katsuki from "My Hero Academia"
3rd Amuro Ray/（Quattro Vageena (Char Aznable) from "Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam"
4th Son Goku/Vegetta from "Dragon Ball Z"
4th Dazai Osamu/Nakahara Chuya from "Bungou Stray Dogs"
6th Uzumaki Naruto/Uchiha Sasuke from "NARUTO"
6th Sakata Gintoki/Hijikata Toshirou from "Gintama"
6th Nakajima Atsushi/Akutagawa Ryunosuke from "Bungou Stray Dogs"
9th Hinata Shoyo/Kageyama Tobio from "Haikyuu!!"
10th Amuto Toru/Akai Shuichi from "Detective Conan"
11th Sakata Gintoki／Takasugi Shinsuke from "Gintama"
11th Monkey D. Luffy/Trafalgar D. Water Law from "One Piece"
13th Takamachi Nanoha/Fate Testarossa from "Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha"
13th Lelouch Lamperouge/Kururugi Suzaku from "Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion"
13th Lion/Moose from "Kemono Friends"
16th Simon/Viral from "Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagan"
1th Gridman/Anti from "SSSS.GRIDMAN"
16th Matsuno Osomatsu/Iyami from "Osomatsu-san"
16th Lupin third/Zenigata Kouichi from "Lupin third"
(Survey duration: Jan. 8 ~ 15, 2020)
TV Anime "My Hero Academia" season 4 featured a “Hero Internship Arc Climax Special Screening & Talk Event,” which revealed episodes that fans of the original have been waiting for along with TV broadcasts in real time on Jan. 11, was held at United Cinema Aqua City Odaiba.
At the venue, Yamashita Daiki, who plays the main character Midoriya Izuku a.k.a. "Deku", along with Tsuda Kenjirou, who plays the role of the main nemesis for the 4th season, Chisaki Kai a.k.a. "Overhaul" appeared as guest speakers and held a hot talk, concluding the "Hero Internship Arc".
The event begins with the screening of Episode 75 "Unforseen Hope", that was first broadcast on Jan. 4 in the previous week.
Depicting the pro hero, Sir Knighteye and Deku's decisive battles against the head of the Shie Hassaikai, Overhaul while trying to save the girl who holds the key to the story, Eri who was also being used in Overhaul's plans.
Yamashita and Tsuda went on stage after the screening and was greeted with great applause.
Regarding "Hero Internship Arc", the longest episode in the history of My Hero Academia, Yamashita said, "In the previous series, there wasn't a situation that was so close to life so far. It was a different development which gives out a different atmosphere than before. "
On the other hand, Tsuda talked about the role of Overhaul, who formed the Shie Hassaikai, "I played as a character that emphasizes not only on violence but wits as well".
On to the next topic of the talk, "Hero Internship Arc Climax" which was undergone from the end of 2019 to the beginning of 2020.
Regarding the 74th episode "Lemillion" where Togata Mirio confronts Overhaul, Tsuda described the post-recording with Shingaki Tarusuke who plays the role of Mirio as "It was a nerve-wrecking atmosphere, which made me act with a lot more passion than usual."
When they were asked regarding the post-recording of episode 75 which was just screened, Tsuda commented on Overhaul, who fused with his subordinates and attacks with a terrifying stature, "He is really terrifying when seen from the edge, striving to reach his goals with any means. That's why I chose to record it to show my intense obsession."while Yamashita commented "I acted as if I was in a life and death situation clinging onto a cliff where Iyou'll die if I make even a mistake in one of my choices, which was an intense feeling."
In addition, the two later then lively re-enacted Deku and Overhaul lines from the 75th episode, leaving the audience in amazement.
And finally, the episode 76 "Infinity 100%" will be screened on TV in a real-time broadcast.
Overhaul fuses with his subordinates, making full use of the "individuality" of his "disassemble and reassemble" ability in order to retain Eri onto his own hands. He attacks Deku with his frightening figure and power.
On the other hand, Deku vows to save Eri, and challenges Overhaul by opening the "individuality" for One For All. A climatic battle of Deku VS Overhaul that will unfold on the big screen.
After the screening, Yamashita and Tsuda again took the stage. Yamashita, who plays the role of Deku who unleashed 100% of his “individuality” One For All, said, “The dubbing was done a long time ago, but we took more time to carefully shape and craft the video to its full potential.” praising quality. "It's just perfect to be shown on such a big screen," he replied confidently about its perfection.
Tsuda commented, "I was able to play a straight-ball battle without a curve-ball. My Hero Academia had many passionate characters, but Overhaul was a cool type of character so I didn't get to shout there, but in the end I was finally able to let my feelings burst out. It was really fun to play as Overhaul. "
In addition, Yamashita said, "He's a hero though that part of him makes him very crazy '' in regards to Deku who is willing to ruin his body to save Eri, and Tsuda replied, "Overhaul was a guy who would use any means to obtain anything, so it was a battle between crazy men (bitter smile)."
Next, onto the corner of the latest movie "My Hero Academia THE MOVIE Heroes: Rising", which is currently a huge hit, with over 1 million viewers .
When Yamashita heard that, he said, "Everyone who watched it said it was interesting. People from other sites are also saying "I saw it!". To have viewers from various range of age groups, from young men and women to adults makes me really happy."
Tsuda, who actually saw the work, said, "Not only Deku was interesting, but also the members from the hero class 1-A of U.A. High School, each group was doing their best, and the depictions which made use of their " individuality "were also interesting. Really...Why didn't I appear ...!" huge laughter came from the audience after hearing Tsuda's regretful remark.
Furthermore, a special climax scene cut was released, Yamashita looked back on the hot battle scene and said, "I think the movie version has outdone itself!"
For the theater version, it was announced that the 4D screening will begin on Jan. 24, the venue was filled with cheering in expectation for the release of the announcement for the screening locations.
At the end of the event, they sent out a message.
First of all, Tsuda expressed his gratitude, saying, "Before my part in My Hero Academia was decided, one of the cast from My Hero Academia at another site told me 'There is a recording of My Hero Academia today' and I thought 'Sure seems fun', but then I was told to play as Overhaul, which then I was really happy to say 'Yay! I'm also a part of My Hero Academia!' (Laughs)" reminiscing.
After playing as Overhaul, he said, "From playing a very interesting role till the battle of broadcast from today, I feel like I've outdone myself. A passionate and hot feeling still remains in my body and I was really glad to be able to appear. Thank you all for cheering on and supporting Overhaul!"
Yamashita said, "Thank you all for today! I was glad that I was able to watch episode 76 "Infinite 100%" in a shared space with everyone and also having a hot talk with Tsuda-san." "I think My Hero Academia is a work that gives me the courage by giving a push on my back, allowing me to take the step forward. I hope that many people will keep watching My Hero Academia all the time, so from now on let's keep it up with PLUS ULTRA (AND BEYOND)!"
The event ended with the shout of “PLUS ULTRA! AND BEYOND!”.
（C） Horikoshi Kohei／Shueisha・My Hero Academia Production Committee
The music video for LiSA's new single release scheduled on Oct. 14 called "Homura" is now available on YouTube. This song will be used on "Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba the Movie: The Mugen Train", release date of which is set on Oct. 16.
"Homura" is a ballade composed by Kajiura Yuki, who has directed the ending theme song for the TV anime "Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba" called "from the edge", and is written under the cooperation of Kajiura and LiSA herself. It has received great attention from the fans as the theme song of "Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba the Movie: The Mugen Train".
The music video was filmed for a limited time from the dawn till the sunrise. The video records LiSA in a natural and fantastic atmosphere by the shore at the time of sunrise. The music video of "Homura" can be more enjoyable with the sky and sea colors changing gradually while LiSA sings with her best ability during the magical hour.
Her new original full album in 3 years titled "LEO-NiNE" will be released on the same day of "Homura"'s release on Oct. 14. This full album will contain the opening theme song "Gurenge" of the TV anime "Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba".
LiSA's new single "Homura" will be released on Oct.14. The first edition is priced at 1,600 JPY (tax excluded), and the regular version is priced at 1,200 JPY (tax excluded), and the limited version is priced at 1,300 JPY (tax excluded).
(C) Gotouge Koyoharu/Shueisha, Aniplex, ufoable
The latest information about "Aqours 5th Anniversary Jimoai! Take Me Higher Project", the 5th anniversary project of Aqours, the school idol from "Love Live! Sunshine!!", has been announced. The information includes the production of a CD single with an animation promo, new concerts, and exhibitions.
The CD single, "Aqours 5th Anniversary Commemoration CD Single with Animation Promo" is the first CD single with an animation promo since the 4th single "Mitaiken HORIZON", which was released on Sep. 25, 2019.
Also, a new online concert " Love Live! Sunshine!! Aqours ONLINE Love Live! -WHITE ISLAND-" has been announced, and the 1st live of AZALEA, a unit that consists of Aqours members, "AZALEA First LOVE LIVE! -Amazing Travel DNA- TRY AGAIN", which was initially scheduled for Mar. 2020, is going to be held on the 27th and 28th of Feb. 2021.
In addition, an exhibition looking back on the 5 years of "Love Live! Sunshine!!", "Love Live! Sunshine!! 5th Anniversary Exhibition -Pieces of Aqours-" will be held at Kiramesse Numazu in Numazu City, Shizuoka, the city where the story unfolds, from Dec. 23, 2020, to Jan. 7, 2021.
Check out the "Aqours 5th Anniversary Jimoai! Take Me Higher Project" special webpage for details.
(C)Project Love Live! Sunshine!! (C)2017 Project Love Live! Sunshine!!
In commemoration of the 25th anniversary of the broadcast of the TV anime "Neon Genesis Evangelion", the anniversary project CDs "NEON GENESIS EVANGELION SOUNDTRACK 25th ANNIVERSARY BOX" and "EVANGELION FINALLY" are on sale. At the same time, comments have arrived from the artists and composers such as Hayashibara Megumi and Takahashi Yoko.
From "The Legend of Hei: Boku ga Erabu Mirai (The Legend of Hei: The Future that I Choose)" (to be released on Nov. 7, 2020), the main trailer, poster and news about the theme song, have been revealed. The purchase benefit for the 2nd advanced ticket sale has also been announced.
"The Legend of Hei: Boku ga Erabu Mirai" is an anime movie that was produced by MTJJ, a Chinese manga artist and director, and HMCH Studio.
It became popular after its online anime series was released on a streaming website on Mar. 17, 2011, and it has developed to represent Chinese anime works. The movie that was released after that became a big hit and made 315 million CNYn (about 4.9 billion JPY) at the box office.
In Japan, its Japanese subtitled version was released in Sep. 2020. Even though it was shown in small scale, it received praise from anime fans, and other people involved in anime. Finally in Nov. 2020, its Japanese dubbed version will be released nationwide. The cast include Hanazawa Kana as Xiaohei, a black cat monster, who was forced out of his home by humans, Sakurai Takahiro, Miyano Mamoru, Saitou Souma, Matsuoka Yoshitsugu, Sugita Tomokazu, Toyosaki Aki, Minase Inori, Cho, Otsuka Hochu, Ugaki Misato, and others.
The trailer that was released this time features Xiaohei, a black cat monster, who was forced out of his home by humans, making his own path as he is struggling between humans' and monsters' life, through meeting various monsters and humans.
Please do not miss the battle scene that the movie highlights.
'Unity', the first single of LMYK after she made her major debut, has been chosen as the theme song, and is played in the trailer as well. The song was produced by the legendary production team Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis that have also written for Janet Jackson, Chaka Khan, and Utada Hikaru.
"The Legend of Hei: Boku ga Erabu Mirai" will be released on Nov. 7.
Starting on Oct. 16, the 2nd advanced ticket sale will be on sale priced at 1,500 JPY (tax included). If you purchase it, you will be given a clear ticket holder as a benefit.
Please check out the official website for more information.
I was attracted by the characters and story full of kindness and hope.
It features serious topics such as symbiosis of humans and animals, and environmental destruction, but on the other hand, it depicts love for friends, and their never-give-up attitude subtly and unapologetically portrayed.
I was moved by such a composition, which played an essential for me to produce the theme song for the Japanese dubbed version.
Everyone is different, so we clashed with each other. However, we are not special. We all are looking in the same direction, and we all are pursuing a place that can feel comfortable. Xiaohei is innocently growing up in a world, where there is no right answer, and he made me realize that.
I am so honored that 'Unity' was chosen as the theme song for this work with wonderful animation and story. Conflict and harmony are two sides of the same coin. However, I believe that this movie and song will be an opportunity to bring about a huge change.
（C）Beijing HMCH Anime Co.,Ltd
"My Hero Academia" TV anime season 5 was decided to start in spring 2021. The latest visual and the first PV have been released. Also, to commemorate the broadcast, the LINE official account for this anime will be opened for a limited period.
"My Hero Academia" is based on the orthodox hero action manga by Horikoshi Kouhei that focuses on "Friendship, Victory, and Efforts" and is currently serialized at "Weekly Shounen Jump". A total of 4 seasons had been aired and this will be the 5th season.
The visual depicts the important characters of season 5 along with the class 1-A's students of UA High School together with the protagonist Deku (voiced by Yamashita Daiki). In the PV, it contains a premonition on the development as it had shown the passionate battle between the UA High School's student, such as class 1-A and class 1-B.
Also, to commemorate the broadcast of "My Hero Academia" TV anime season 5, "My Hero Academia" anime's LINE official account will be open for a limited period. Not only will you receive the latest information about "My Hero Academia", but you can also get a reply from the figurehead of the show, Allmight (voiced by Miyake Kenta) by sending a message. Other than that, there is also a quiz about "My Hero Academia" that fans can enjoy if they have a registered account .
"My Hero Academia" TV anime season 5 is scheduled to start broadcasting on spring 2021.
（C）Horikoshi Kouhei／Shueisha, My Hero Academia Production Committee
From "My Hero Academia" comes the latest of the Ichiban Kuji Lottery, "Ichiban Kuji My Hero Academia I'm Ready!". A total of 7 grades and 32 kinds of items, such as clear bottles, hand towels, and figures of Midoriya Izuku, Bakugou Katsuki, Todoroki Shouto, and Hawks, are included in the line-up.
Prizes A to D are figures of the "MASTERLISE" series, which is a fusion of the ultimate modeling power - MASTER - and the elegant style's beauty - STYLISE -. In addition to Midoriya Izuku, Bakugou Katsuki, and Todoroki Shouto, the first figure of Hawks in the Ichiban Kuji Lottery was added to the lineup.
Each figure, from the entire body to every detail, such as the cool expressions, the texture of the costumes, the posing, and the effects, is a perfect reproduction of the character.
Moreover, clear bottles, which are convenient for carrying your favorite drink, are now available in a total of 8 designs. Also, hand towels, clear folder & sticker sets are also designed based on the color of each character, both heroes and villains.
The Last One Prize, which you can get by drawing the last lottery ticket, is a metallic colored "MASTERLISE" figure of Midoriya Izuku.
"Ichiban Kuji My Hero Academia I'm Ready!" is priced at 680 JPY each draw (tax included). It will be available at FamilyMart and other convenience stores, bookstores, hobby shops, game centers, and Jump shops from Sep. 12, 2020.
(C) Horikoshi Kouhei/Shueisha, My Hero Academia Production Committee
Leather bracelets from the collaboration between "My Hero Academia" & "Sanrio Characters" will be released. Pre-orders are currently available at "Fan Fun MARKET".
Midoriya Izuku's model comes together with Pochacco. A chibi illustration of Deku and Pochacco were designed on the plate and decorated with green stones. It is made in a casual style, so you can wear it with any outfit.
Bakugo Katsuki's model comes together with Badtz-Maru. The plate is designed with a chibi illustration of Bakugo and Badtz-Maru similar to Deku model. Orange stone is used.
Moreover, leather bracelets of Todoroki Shoto & Tuxedo Sam and Uraraka Ochako & My Melody have been added to the lineup.
The leather bracelet of "My Hero Academia x Sanrio Characters" is priced at 3,800 JPY (excluding tax) each. Pre-orders are available at the "Fan Fun MARKET" until Sep. 18.
(C)KH/S,MP (C)'76,'79,'88,'89,'92,'93,'96,'01,'20 SANRIO APPR.NO.S610851
An anime original episode of "My Hero Academia", "Ikinokore! Kesshino Survival Kunren" (Stay alive! Intence survival Training) will be available worldwide from midnight of Aug. 16 JST, on paid streaming services.
"My Hero Academia" is based on the manga by Horikoshi Kouhei, serialized in "Weekly Shonen Jump". Set in a world where most people have supernatural powers called "Quirks", the story depicts the protagonist Midoriya Izuku a.k.a. Deku, working hard to become a "Hero" to fight against the "Villans", who use their quirks for evil, along with his friends at the hero training school U.A. High. It's a classic Jump hero action genre, pursuing "Friendship, Effort, and Victory".
The new episode is set right before the "Provisional Hero License Exam Arc". It has been decided to be streamed from midnight of Aug. 16 JST, on worldwide paid streaming services. This is the first time for "My Hero Academia", which is thriving not only in Japan but the whole world, including North America, to have such a streaming.
Deku and the other members of U.A. Department of Heroes Class 1-A attend a rescue drill for their provisional license exam, but they are caught in an unexpected collapsing accident. Deku, Bakugou, Todoroki, Ochako, and others, who were separated underground, work together using their "Quirks" to get out of this crisis. The intense story will be streamed in 2 parts.
The scenario is based on the special recitation event held in 2018, which featured 10 voice actors from My Hero Academia. Let's look forward to seeing what kind of animation it will turn out to be.
The 2 original episodes, which were included in the special versions of the 13th and 14th volume of the comics, will also be streamed. "Save! Rescue Training!" is an episode where they fight against a mysterious "Villan" during a drill in class, and in "Training of the Dead", zombies attack Deku and his friends during a joint class with another school.
Don't forget to check out the original characters voiced by popular voice actors, such as Uchida Maaya and Kimura Ryouhei.
The new original episode of "My Hero Academia", "Ikinokore! Kesshino Survival Kunren" part 1 and 2, "Save! Rescue Training!", and "Training of the Dead" will be streamed on Hulu (in Japan) from midnight of Aug. 16 JST, ahead of the other streaming services. They will be available on other paid streaming services, such as d Anime Store, U-NEXT, and Anime Houdai, from Aug. 30.
(C)Horikoshi Kouhei / Shueisha, My Hero Academia Production Committee
The summary and advanced cut-scenes of the TV Anime "Dropout Idol Fruit Tart" episode 1 "Ittekimasu Higako!", broadcasted on Monday, Oct. 12, have been released.
"Dropout Idol Fruit Tart" is based on the same name manga by Hamayumiba Sou, and is currently serialized in "Manga Time Kirara Carat".
The freshman high school student Sakura Ino, who moved to the capital to become an idol, formed the newcomer idol unit "Fruit Tarts" with the residents of Nezumi-sou, which are the unpopular (former) child actress Roko, the musician Hayu, and the model Nina. It depicts their not giving up (!?) spirit while doing their idol activities to save Nezumi-sou from being demolished despite being the dropout in the entertainment industry.
The title of episode 1 is "Ittekimasu Higako!"
Sakura Ino moves to the capital to become an idol. While being welcome by the residents of Rat Production's dormitory "Nezumi-sou", which are the unpopular (former) child actress Roko, the musician Hayu, and the model Nina, their manager Honmachi told them about the crisis which is the demolition of Nezumi-sou.
Honmachi gives a revival plan to the shocked Ino and others, and that is to form the newcomer idol unit "Fruit Tarts" with the resident of Nezumi-sou.
TV Anime "Dropout Idol Fruit Tart" episode 1 "Ittekimasu Higako!" was broadcast on Monday, Oct. 12, 2020, on TOKYO MX and other channels.
（C） Hamayumiba Sou／Houbunsha／Dropout Idol Fruit Tart Production Committee
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
"I've Been Killing Slimes for 300 Years and Maxed Out My Level" will be broadcast in the spring of 2021. It's a TV anime adaptation of the light novel, a total circulation of which exceeded 1.5 million. Two key visuals and PV have also been released.
"I've Been Killing Slimes for 300 Years and Maxed Out My Level" is a light novel series, written by Morita Kisetsu, that was serialized online since 2016 on the user-generated novel publishing website 'Shosetsuka ni Narou'.
It was printed in GA Novel (illustrated by Benio) in 2017, and received a manga adaptation illustrated by Shiba Yusuke in Gangan Online.
The PV features the main characters, including Azusa (voiced by Yuki Aoi), the protagonist that has consequently become the most powerful being in the world, Laika (voiced by Hondo Kaede), a member of the Red Dragon species, Falfa (voiced by Senbongi Sayaka) and Shalsha (voiced by Tanaka Minami), the sisters with slime spirits, Halkara (voiced by Harada Sayaka), an apothecary in Elf village, and Beelzebub (voiced by Numakura Manami), an upper class demon.
The key visual features the 6 main characters having a picnic on the highland and taking a nap in the meadow. "Suraimu Taoshite Sanbyaku-Fun, Shiranai Uchi ni Sanbyaku-Fun Hanashitemashita (I've Been Killing Slimes for 300 Minutes and Talking for 300 Minutes)", a 1-minute radio program by Hondo Kaede as Laika, and Senbongi Sayaka as Falfa, will be streamed everyday from 18:00 on Oct. 9.
"I've Been Killing Slimes for 300 Years and Maxed Out My Level" will be broadcast in the spring of 2021.
(C)Morita Kisetsu, SB Creative / Witch of the Highlands
The TV anime "Ikebukuro West Gate Park" has started broadcast on October 6. Actually, prior to the TV broadcast, Kubozuka Yousuke (as Andou Takashi in the TV live-action drama) has given his comments.
"Ikebukuro West Gate Park" (Short for IWGP) is based on the light novel series by Ishida Ira and published by Bungeishunjuu. The TV live-action drama was broadcast in 2000, and the main cast is Nagase Tomoya while the script is written by Kudou Kankuro.
The comments from Kubozuka Yousuke (as Andou Takashi in the TV live-action drama) said, "I was given the privilege to watch the first episode. All I could say is that the anime is the true successor of the original work."
Also, as a commemoration of the anime broadcast, a large poster will be hanged at the passage of the 35 exit in Ikebukuro Station, Marunouchi Line of Tokyo Metro until October 11, 2020, and there is also an advertisement on the 7 large vision within Tokyo Metropolitan.
TV anime "Ikebukuro West Gate Park" has started broadcast on TOKYO MX, AT-X, and other channels since October 6, 2020.
Kubozuka Yousuke's Comments
I actually hope for the anime of "Ikebukuro West Park Gate" to be the orthodox and the successor of the original work.
I felt that the live-action drama is more like a spin-off of the original work, and it would be best to not have the anime if it was following the live-action drama.
As I was given the privilege to watch the first episode, all I could say is that the anime is the true successor of the original work.
In a way, you can enjoy the difference from the live-action drama.
（C）ishida Ira/ Bungeishunjuu/ IWGP Production Committee
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