A new series of the TV anime “Log Horizon” for the first time in 5 years called “Log Horizon: The Collapse of the Round Table” will begin in Oct. 2020 on NHK E Tele.
The original novel of “Log Horizon” is a fantasy written by Touno Mamare.
It depicts adventures of Shiroe, a man who was captured in the long-lasting online video game, “Elder Tale”, and the 1st season of anime was aired from Oct. 2013, and the 2nd season was aired from Oct., 2014.
After 5 years, a new series will begin with the title, “Log Horizon: The Collapse of the Round Table”.
A year has passed since the “Catastrophe”, which was the incident that trapped the adventurers inside of the game.
Even in its moments of prosperity, multiple issues existed in the town of Akiba, including the arrival of a new type of the monster called “Genius”, the power struggle between the aristocrats of east and west, the disparity between the adventurers, etc.
Now, a crucial danger approaches “the Round Table Talk”, which is a symbol of unity among the adventurers…
TV anime “Log Horizon: The Collapse of the Round Table” will be broadcast on NHK E Tele from Oct. 2020.
New animation broadcasted at “noitaminA” et al, announced it main casts, Onuki Yusuke and Miyano Mamoru. Furthermore, it will be directed by Itou Tomohiko known for his work “HELLO WORLD” and “Sword Art Online The Movie -Ordinal Scale”.
Also, there will be a seeing of an exclusive comment by the main casts and a newly released video at “Shinjuku Yunika Vision” and “Hareza Ikebukuro Hare-Sta LED Vision” in Jan.23.
The new animation broadcast on the “noitaminA” is an animation project directed by creator Itou who is known for his work in “HELLO WORLD” "Sword Art Online The Movie – Ordinal Scale" and "Erased (Boku Dake Ga Inai Machi)".
On the cast, Onuki, an accomplished dancer and actor, joins the works, and this project is his first voice acting piece. Also, Miyano who was lead voice actor in “DEATH NOTE” and “Mobile Suit Gundam 00” is added his name to the cast.
The early preview footage will be screened on Jan. 23 at "Shinjuku Yunika Vision" and "Hareza Ikebukuro Hare-Sta LED Vision". Exclusive comment and video from Onuki and Miyano that can only be seen here will also be screened.
Furthermore, on the same day, a special event featuring a mini talk show by a special guest and a free distribution of special insider's information is scheduled at "Hareze Ikebukuro" Hare-Sta.
The first work "Digimon Adventures" which marks the beginning for the "Digimon" anime series, will get a complete new anime titled "Digimon Adventures:" and is scheduled for TV airing in Apr, 2020. Visuals featuring the "The chosen children" along with their partner Digimons were released as well. In this work, Yagami Taichi's “new” adventure is set in 2020, where the digital world and the real world are closer than ever before.
"Digimon Adventure:" is a TV anime that was announced to mark the end of the 20th anniversary for "Digimon Adventure" that was broadcasted in 1999.
The story takes place in 2020, where the network have become essential in human lives. Large-scale network failures centered around the Tokyo metropolitan area, flashing traffic lights, garbled visions outside. The news reported them as cyber terrorism ... as humans have yet to know what's on the other side of the network, the infinite world, the digital world, and the Digimons that are living there.
Yagami Taichi, a fifth-grade elementary student living in a tower apartment near Tokyo, was left home alone to prepare for a summer camp on the weekend, but after knowing that the train his mother and sister Hikari riding on to reach Shibuya can no longer stop.
Taichi rushes to Shibuya to help her mother and sister, but at the moment he heads for the station platform, a mysterious phenomenon occurs to the "chosen children" and Taichi enters the digital world. The kids meet their partner Digimon and face an unknown "adventure."
This time, along with the completely new animation, the setting visuals for Yagami Taichi, the hero who leads his friends with courage and action, and his partner Agumon, which is a digimon that looks like a bipedal reptile type were released.
Do look forward to how the "chosen children" and the Digimons would play an active role in this work.
TV anime "Digimon Adventures:" will be broadcast on Fuji TV and others every Sunday at 9:00 a.m. from Apr, 2020.
（C）Hongo Akiyoshi・Fuji TV・Toei Animation
A new "Higurashi When They Cry" anime project has been announced. Character designs are by Watanabe Akio from the "Monogatari" series, animation by Passione, known for their works on "Wasteful Days of High School Girls", and will be produced by Infinite.
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 "Jujutsu Kaisen" will be joining the acrylic memo stand series, "Kake Suta". Pre-orders for "Kake Suta Jujutsu Kaisen" are being accepted on the anime/manga EC website "Character Depart" from January 21 to January 30.
"Jujutsu Kaisen" is originally a manga running on "Weekly Shonen Jump" from 2018. The seal of a powerful curse item has been broken and high school student Itadori Yuuji gets involved in the battle of curses. The anime adaptation of the dark fantasy has been running since October 2020.
"Kake Suta Jujutsu Kaisen" has 5 designs in the lineup, including cute chibi characters and stylish, realistic designs.
The whiteboard sticker, included with the product, lets you write and erase on it, so you can use it instead of a memo pad on your desk. The price is 1,800 JPY (tax excluded).
(C) Akutami Gege / Shueisha, Jujutsu Kaisen Production Committee
"Mr. Osomatsu", the ongoing TV anime , held an online Christmas live titled, "Iyami and Totoko's Merry Christ'Matsu'! ~Shey naru Yoru~(Holy Night)" on its official YouTube channel on December 24, 2020.
Since the broadcast was held on the Christmas Eve, several voice of the fans waiting for the event had been posted on Twitter. When the live stream started with a title call, the spokesmen Suzumura Kenichi and Endou Aya with Santa outfits appeared on the stage, where the decoration is made specially for Christmas night. The event started with Suzumura Kenichi saying, "although it is little difficult to see each other at the actual event, but I hope we can have a wonderful Christmas Eve together".
This live stream asked the fans "how they spend their Christmas Eve night" via letters in advance, and also welcomed the Twitter posts during the live stream. Many comments from the fans have been sent since the original goods will be given to the fans whose letters or posts were read during the event. Fukuyama Jun (playing Ichimatsu) and Kamiya Hiroshi (playing Choromatsu) with reindeer outfits appeared on the stage to show the original goods. Fukuyama passionately introduced himself. "I am Fuku-Reindeer-Yama Jun!!", while Kamiya made a fighting pose and said, "I am the Reindeer Man!" in front of camera. Twitter was put in the whirl of excitement since it is very rare to see them in reindeer outfits.
Moreover, the rest of the casts of 6 siblings later appeared on the stage. Sakurai Takahiro (Osomatsu), Nakamura Yuuichi (Karamatsu), and Ono Daisuke (Juushimatsu) made their appearance through phone calls, and Irino Miyu delivered his message via a letter. The common topic among the casts were "how everyone was spending their Christmas Eves" and "the honest comments after completing the first half of Season 3". Regardless of the expectation to hear the honest negative comments, the casts agreed that they "do not have much negative feeling toward Season 3", and the casts are also surprised at each other for not having any complaints.
In addition message cards from the story editor Matsubara Shuu and the director Fujita Youichi arrived at the event. Matsubara expressed his affection towards Endou saying, " I love Totoko. I love Endou-san", and director Fujita said, "after finishing 21 consecutive work days with one-day off twice, I do not feel well. I need HELP!" showing us how he's keeping being busy.
The last section was review quiz. Four difficult questions related to each cast was shown on the screen. As a response to the question, "On episode 4-'Ichimatsu Radio', what was the family name of the fake director, who works for a fake show of Ichimatsu, titled 'Deep Night Hour'?", Kamiya commented, "it is little embarrassing if I get this wrong", and got the right answer, "Director Kanda!". The casts continued to worked together to answer difficult questions, including "On episode 7-'Dociking', what kind of a tree is displayed in the cockpit on the spacecraft, where Choromatsu is working as a pilot?".
At the closing, all 4 casts seemed to enjoy the event. Kamiya commented, "I realized again how fun Mr. Osomatsu is!", while Endou sadly commented, "It is very sad to end this event, since I did not expect to participate in such an entertaining party as an adult". The live stream will be archived until 11:59 p.m. on December 31 on the official "Mr. Osomatsu" YouTube channel.
(C) Akatsuka Fujio/Mr. Osomatsu Production Committee
The special program of the TV anime "Fire Force Season 2", which just ended recently, "The Science Research Company 8" will be broadcast on December 19 and December 25, 2020, in two parts. Kendo Kobayashi, Mukai Satoshi and Kan Routarou from Panther, and Itou Ririna from Nogizaka 46 will be featured as they talk about the allure of this work.
This program "The Science Research Company 8" will feature Kendo Kobayashi, Mukai Satoshi and Kan Routarou from Panther, and Itou Ririna from Nogizaka 46.
Yamazaki Shirou from the Tokyo Institute of Technology is invited as a commentator, and they will research and recreated the work setting from the science side, which are contents that will have the audience enjoy "Fire Force" more.
"The Science Research Company 8" part 1 will be broadcast from 2:05 AM until 2:35 AM, on December 19 while part 2 will be broadcast from 1:35 AM until 2:05 AM, on December 26, on TBS.
MBS and BS-TBS will be broadcast regularly as usual.
（C）Ohkubo Atsushi, Kodansha／Special Fire Force Video PR Section
"Jujutsu Kaisen", "Is the Order a Rabbit BLOOM?", and other titles, which had been broadcast on "ABEMA" from October 2020, will be rebroadcast. Titles will be broadcast on "ABEMA Anime Channel" from December 9 to 31, 2020.
The target works are "The Day I Became a God", "Moriarty the Patriot", "Your Last Crusade or the Rise of a New World", "I’m Standing on a Million Lives", "Warlords of Sigrdrifa", "Gymnastics Samurai", "By the Grace of the Gods", "Haikyu!! , "Hypnosismic Division Rap Battle: Rhyme Anima", "Adachi and Shimamura", "Kuma kuma kuma Bear", "Wandering Witch: The Journey of Elaina", "Is the order a rabbit?", "Idolish Seven Second BEAT!", and "Jujutsu Kaisen", 16 titles in total.
This project is a great opportunity to catch up with the hot new anime. Why don't you keep your eye on it?
(C) VISUAL ARTS / Key / "The Day I Became God" Project
(C) Ryosuke Takeuchi, Hikaru Miyoshi / Shueisha, Moriarty the Patriot Production Committee
(C) 2020 Kei Sazane / Ao Neko Nabe / KADOKAWA / Kimi Sen Production Committee
(C) Yamakawa Naoki, Nao Akinari, Kodansha / Production Committee I'm Standing on One Million Life
(C) Warlords Club / 909 Maintenance Supply Corps
(C) "Gymnastics Samurai" Production Committee
(C) Roy Hobby Japan / "By the Grace of the Gods" Production Committee
(C) Furudate Haruichi / Shueisha, "Haikyu!!" Production Committee, MBS
(C) Omori Fujino SB Creative / Danmachi 3 Production Committee
(C) "Hypnosismic Division Rap Battle: Rhyme Anima Production Committee
(C) 2019 Iruma Hitoma / KADOKAWA / Adachi and Shimamura Production Committee
(C) Kumanano / Shufu to Seikatsusha / Kuma Kuma Bear Production Committee
(C) Shiraishi Jougi / SB Creative / Wandering Witch Production Committee
(C) Koi / Houbunsha / Is the Order a BLOOM Production Committee?
(C) BNOI / Ainana Production Committee
(C) Akutami Gege / Shueisha / Jujutsu Kaisen Production Committee
The latest project of "Tokyo Mew Mew", TV anime "Tokyo Mew Mew New" is scheduled to be broadcast in 2022. The teaser visual and main staff information of the program have been released.
"Tokyo Mew Mew New" is based on the "Tokyo Mew Mew" that has more than 1.45 million copies in circulation, and it is a complete new anime that was announced as part of the 65th anniversary of Kodansha "Nakayoshi".
The average girl Momomiya Ichigo was able to go on a date with her admirer and the school idol, Aoyama Masaya. However, on the promised day, she got surrounded by a bright light suddenly and saw a dream about a cat entering her body.
Since then, Ichigo has cat ears and a tail, and somehow even her movement is like a cat…
The teaser visual depicts Mew Ichigo in a cute posture while turning around.
The production staff is Natori Takahiro as the director, Ishino Satoshi as the character designer, Yamada Yuka as the series composer, Kameyama Toshiki continuing his role as the music director from the audition, and the animation production is handled by the duo "Yumeta Company X Graphinica".
Also, the start-up single "bitter sweet darling" from the unit "Smewthie" consisting of the 5 main cast members, will be released on March 22.
TV anime "Tokyo Mew Mew New" is scheduled to be broadcast in 2022.
(C) Ikumi Mia, Yoshida Reiko, Kodansha/ "Tokyo Mew Mew New" Production Committee
(C) Ikumi Mia, Yoshida Reiko/ Kodansha
The new series of popular anime "Duel Masters" series has been decided after marking the 19th anniversary this year. The new series will be titled "Duel Masters King!" and will be broadcast from Apr. 4, 2021, on TV Tokyo related channels. Moreover, the artist for the theme song is also decided.
"Duel Masters King" is the new series for "Duel Masters" for marking the 19th anniversary in 2021. Kirifuda Joe will be the main character continuing from the previous series broadcast in 2020.
The artist for the theme song has been announced together with the news for the new series. The opening theme song will be sung by DOBERMAN INFINITY, and the ending theme song will be sung by vistlip. The comments from both artists arrived as well.
TV anime "Duel Masters King!" will start its broadcast from Apr. 4, 2021, on TV Tokyo related channels.
We, DOBERMAN INFINITY, will be singing the opening theme song and we are very glad to have such an opportunity! We face "battles" every day in multiple forms.
We created this song based on the feeling that we get updated every time we take another step forward after experiencing yesterday, today, and tomorrow.
We hope this song will encourage and make fans and characters strong.
vistlip Tomo (Vocalist)
My name is Tomo, a vocalist from vistlip-the group singing the ending theme song.
Although we are still on a journey toward the big goal, we realized that we can be more greedy than we think.
We work hard because we wish for so much.
We never think that "we never able to get it".
How about you live like that too?
T M and (C) 2021, Wizard of the Coast, Shogakukan, MItsui/Kids, ShoPro, TV TOKYO
Season 2 of the TV anime "Goblin Slayer" is decided! The latest teaser PV, visual by the original character designer Kannatsuki Noboru, and the comments from the original author Kagyu Kumo have been released.
"Goblin Slayer" is based on the dark fantasy light novel by Kagyu Kumo that is published by GA Bunko" with over 7 million copies in circulation.
It is a work that depicts the silver-ranked (third-ranked) adventurer that only hunts goblins, "Goblin Slayer" and the priestess, who accompany him after being rescued by him. Season 1 has a total of 12 episodes and was broadcast from October 2018 to December 2018.
The production of season 2 of the TV anime was announced on the "GA FES", a WEB event to commemorate the 15th anniversary of "GA Bunko" on January 31.
The gorgeous cast members, which are Umehara Yuuichirou, Ogura Yui, Touyama Nao, Iguchi Yuka, Uchida Maaya, Nakamura Yuuichi, Sugita Tomokazu, Hikasa Youko, and Matsuoka Yoshitsugu, will continue their roles from season 1.
It was also revealed that the Blu-ray BOX featuring season 1 will be released on April 28. It will include the cover drawn by Kannatsuki Noboru, the special booklets, the booklets and drama CD that were sold as a package's bonus in the past, cast members' audio commentary, and others.
A special event to win the autography board of the cast members is being held in the official Twitter account as a commemoration of season 2. Do look forward to the future announcements.
(C) Kagyu Kumo, SB Creative/ Goblin Slayer 2 Production Committee
The latest original IP "Shinsengumi Chuboroku" produced by Bandai Namco Pictures with the brand-new theme of "Food X Time Travel X Shinsengumi" has started on January 12, 2021. It is a project that focuses as the light novel while having a manga and anime adaptation in the future.
"Shinsengumi Chuboroku" is a youth crowd story featuring the Shinsengumi and its members that are loved by everyone from all generations with the brand-new them of "Food X Time Travel X Shinsengumi".
The high school student Inaba Izumi possessed professional cooking abilities. After certain things happened, he traveled back in time to the Bakumatsu period and was invited to join the Shinsengumi as a chef after his cooking ability caught the attention of Hijikata, who he encountered in Kyoto.
The light novel has started on January 12 and is being published by "Yatate Bunko" managed by Sunrise. The author is SOW, known for his role as the game scenario creator of "Grimm Notes" and as the author of the light novel “Samurai X". The character design is handled by Satou Masatsugu known for his character design of "Expelled from Paradise" and "CYBORG009 CALL OF JUSTICE"
The manga adaptation of "Shinsengumi Chuboroku" will start on "Shounen Ace" April 2021 Issue (will be released on February 26) and the anime adaptation is planned. This will surely hype up the expectation toward the brand-new Shinsengumi that is depicted by Bandai Namco Pictures and famous creators.
A new "Love Live!" series TV anime "Love Live! Super Star!!" will be broadcast on NHK E Tele from July 2021.
"Love Live" is a "School Idol Project" developing in various media, including CD releases, anime, games, and live events under the theme of "Minna de Kanaeru Monogatari" (The Story Fulfilled by Everyone)
The new series "Love Live! Super Star!!" started as a new project following μ's, Aqours, and Nijigasaki High School Idol Club in January 2020. In December 2020, the announcement of the members of the new group "Liella!" became a hot topic.
And finally, it was announced that a TV anime will be broadcast on NHK E Tele from July 2021.
In addition, the production of the first live-action promotion video by the cast members of Aqours from "Love Live! Sunshine!!" and the live concert and fan meeting of the groups from "Love Live! Nijigasaki High School Idol Club" were announced.
Check out the "Love Live!" series official website for further information.
(C) 2017 Project Love Live! Sunshine!!
(C) 2020 Project Love Live! Nijigasaki High School Idol Club
(C) Project Love Live! Super Star!!
This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Great East Japan Earthquake, and two programs related to the disaster will be aired on NHK E-television's puppet show "Zawazawa Mori no Ganko-chan". In the play, actress Ooshima Yuuko will play the role of Lampupu, a spirit who accompanies Ganko-chan as she panics over natural disasters and teaches her what she should do. A comment from Ooshima-san has also arrived.
"Zawazawa Mori no Ganko-chan" is a puppet show that has been running for 25 years on E-television.
In the special program "Moshimooshi no Toki no Ganko-chan: Jishin ga Okitara" (meaning "Ganko-chan: What to do if an Earthquake Happens" and aired on February 23, 2021), Ganko-chan (CV: Nemoto Keiko), a dinosaur girl who is in a panic after a big earthquake in the Zawazawa Forest, is confronted by Lampupu (CV: Ooshima Yuuko), a spirit of the "Lamp Tree," a huge tree several hundred years old. She teaches them what they should do and helps them.
It is a natural way for children to learn the evacuation procedures they need to know in order to protect themselves from natural disasters.
Also, the special program on the 10th anniversary of the earthquake, "Ganko-chan and the Lost Hometown" (aired on March 11, 2021), is a special program for children and their families who do not know about 3.11 (Touhoku earthquake and tsunami).
Through the story of Ganko-chan's encounter with Sora, a baby bird who was evacuated after a major disaster, and their heart-to-heart communication despite various difficulties, the program conveys what it means to be a victim of a disaster and depicts the importance of "caring for the victims from your own perspective.
"Moshimo no toki no Ganko-chan: Jishin ga okite" was shown from 9:00 a.m. to 9:10 a.m. on February 23, 2021. "Ganko-chan and the Lost Hometown" will be aired on NHK E-television from 6:20 p.m. to 6:40 p.m. on March 11, 2021.
Ooshima Yuuko as Lampuu
I've been watching a lot of E-television programs since I was a child, so when I heard about this project, I was so excited to be able to join the ranks of E-television characters!
Lampupu has an impressive vermilion outfit. I liked her so much when I first saw her that I put on a reddish down jacket just like Lampupu's and got really excited for the day of the recording (lol). For the voice, I went into the recording hoping to bring out a fluffy feeling and a sense of transparency as a spirit.
Lampupu's lines made me realize again, "Oh, yes!
It's been 10 years since the Great East Japan Earthquake, but I thought I had gotten used to earthquakes. How should I act and what path should I take in case of emergency?" Together with When I was thinking "What should I do in such a situation?" with Ganko-chan, Lampupu taught me many useful things. I think it is difficult to make a decision in an emergency, but I would be happy if she remembers that "Lampupu said this is the better way.
When I was a child, I always participated in disaster drills, and I still remember the things I was taught, such as "In case of an earthquake, things might fall, so you should hide under your desk.
I think it is safer to learn how to protect yourself than to live without doing anything, so I hope many people will watch this program.
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From "Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water", 'Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water Exhibition' will be held to celebrate its 30th anniversary since the broadcast began. It will be held at 'Daimaru Museum Umeda' from February 17 to March 8, 2021.
This event is a special exhibition of "Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water", which was broadcast at NHK from 1990 to 1991, to celebrate the 30th anniversary since its broadcast began.
At the venue, a lot of "real" materials for producing "Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water", including planning papers, idea memos by the director Anno, image boards by Sadamoto Yoshiyuki and Maeda Mahiro, character settings, storyboards, original anime illustrations, and films from the initial stage, will be displayedexhibited.
Along with the invaluable materials, you can look back on the main story. So, so in addition to the fans from the initial stage, if you are new to Nadia, you would be able to enjoy it.
At the venue, original goods such as 'Key Chain Watch', 'Pins', and 'Canvas Art' will also be on sale.
Paying visitors will receive a special present of a 16mm printed film. As a visitor's gift, you will be given a 16mm printed film of the initial stage of the broadcast per visitor for a fee. As a purchase gift, you will also be given a Nadia Exhibition's special shop bag if you purchase 5,000 JPY (tax included) or more. Please check out the official website for more detailed information.
The special exhibition 'Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water Exhibition' will be held at 'Daimaru Museum Umeda' from February 17 to March 8, 2021.
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.