The sequel for the “Bakumatsu Rock” series, “Bakumatsu Rock Hollow Soul” is started. The Edo's story is set 5 years after Ryouma's efforts. At the same time, a new teaser visual by the character designer, Fujisaka Kimihito was also released.
Up until now “Bakumatsu Rock” had developed in various media such as games, anime, and stage play. The sequel “Bakumatsu Rock Hollow Soul” that the fan anticipated has finally started.
The setting is set 5 years after Ryouma and other efforts to restore the loud voice. After the restoration of loud voice and the battle with Jr, the prince is governing Japan by “Voice Politic” instead of force right now as the parliament was set up and a new world is created.
However, there is a dark cloud overlooking Edo. Heiankyou made an appearance on top of the Edo Castle as the dark mist had surrounded the city …
The release visual depicts Sakatamoto Ryouma (CV: Taniyama Kishow), Takasugi Shinsaku (CV: Suzuki Tatsuhisa), Katsura Kogorou (CV: Morikubo Showtaro), Hijikata Toshizou (CV: Morikawa Toshiyuki), and Okita Souji (CV: Ono Kensho) respectively in a new costume. The character introduction was also published in the official website.
Furthermore, the manga for this will be published at “Comicpolca” from Jan. 26, 2020 onward, so do check it out.
（C）Kazumiya Akira／Hifumi Shobou
（C）2019 Marvelous Inc.
The anime film set in Sichuan, China, "Kukuriraige: Sanxingdui Denki", and "Jewelpet: Attack Travel" have been delayed from the original released date, Feb. 7, 2020, due to various circumstances of the production. Further information about the released date will be announced once it has been decided.
"Kukuriraige: Sanxingdui Denki" is a fantasy animation inspired by "Sanxingdui Ruins" of Shu which is said to have flourished in Yangtze civilization thousands of years ago. The story is set in an underground world where the "Masked King", Sheargan, has absolute control, and depicts the adventures of the siblings, Lilyn and Sauda, and Masala, who have discovered an unknown world no one has seen before.
"Jewelpet: Attack Travel", which will be screened along with "Kukuriraige: Sanxingdui Denki", is a completely new anime film of "Jewelpet", which reached its 10th anniversary of becoming a TV anime in 2019. A mysterious character joins the Jewelpets on a trip to Sichuan, China...
"Kukuriraige: Sanxingdui Denki"
Lilyn: Miyake Marie, Sauda: Ono Daisuke, Masala: Enoki Junya
Sheargan: Genda Tesshou, Pacti: Sawashiro Miyuki, Taba: Kusunoki Taiten, Gousha: Koyasu Taketo
Tsurugi: Sasaki Katsuhiko, Olive: Yamagata Kaori, Grandma Mado: Suzuki Reiko, Luke: Matsuda Risae
"Jewelpet: Attack Travel"
Ruby: Saitou Ayaka, Garnet: Hirano Aya, Sapphie: Sasaki Nozomi, Labra: Sawashiro Miyuki
Rald: Tsuchiya Mayumi, Teacher Iruka: Iwasaki Masami
Tour Conductor: Kusao Tsuyoshi, Driver: Yao Kazuki, Bus Guid: Miyake Marie
Monkey: Matsuda Risae, Fairy: Ueda Youji, Fairy: Matsuzaki Rei
(C)2008,2020 SANRIO/SEGA TOYS
A completely new story of “DEATH NOTE” will be released for the first time in 12 years, and it will be on “Jump Square” March Issue (in store at Feb.4,2020).
“DEATH NOTE” is a popular mystery originated by Ooba Tsugumi and Obata Takeshi, and it have been serialized on “Weekly Shonen Jump” from 2004 to 2006. The work adapted TV anime, live action movie and a musical.
By using "Death Note", a notebook that murders a person who got his name written, Yagami Raito, also known as "Kira" attempts to murder criminals with his own justice, and world-class detective L fights against him through the mind games.
The completely new short story which will be on March Issue is an another collaboration of Ooba Tsugumi and Obata Takeshi. The first 10 pages of the story was released at "30th Year Anniversary as Manga Author: Obata Takeshi Exhibition NEVER COMPLETE" on Arts Chiyoda 3331 from Jul. 13, 2019 to Aug. 12, 2019. All rough drafts were also released on a manga app called "Shonen Jump+" and it became a sensational topic.
The story begins with Tanaka Minoru, the smartest middle school boy in Japan who has gotten the 1st place in academic ability test for 3 consecutive years, meeting the Reaper Luke. Two years has passed since they met for the first time, and readers will wonder how Minoru is going to use "death note" for...
The completely new short story of "DEATH NOTE" has a total of 87 pages, and will be on Mar Issue that will be on sale on Feb. 4, 2020.
(C) Ooba Tsugumi・Obata Takeshi/Shueisha
The new anime of Fuji TV “noitaminA”, “Fugo Keiji Balance: UNLIMITD” which is bestseller novel by Tsutsui Yadutaka, will starts from Apr.2020.
In addition, the key visual, first promotion video and information of main staff were released.
“Fugo Keiji” depicts the story of Kanbe Daisuke, the protagonist who owns a lot of money and solves cases with unexpected ways.
45 years have passed since the first release of novel, and Itou Tomohiko takes the role of the director, Kishimoto Taku as the script writer and series construction, Sasaki Keigo is responsible for the character design, and Clover Works as the animation production for this TV anime. The modern out-of-box detective, Daisuke, will reborn more beautifully and passionately.
Prior to the announcement of this anime, the roles of Oonuki Yuusuke and Miyano Mamoru had been announced.
Oonuk plays the detective Kanbe Daisuke, who owns unbelievably large amount of wealth, and Miyano plays the partner of Daisuke called Katou Haru who is humane.
Mystery that appears in front of two contrasting detectives, the methods to solve the cases are the point to look forward.
TV anime "Fugo Keiji Balance: UNLIMITED" will start from Apr. 2020 on Fuji TV "Noitamina" and other channels.
(C) Tsutsui Yasutaka・Shinchousha/Itou Tomohiko・Kanbe Clique
The first PV footage of TRIGGER's latest TV anime "BNA" is released (starting to broadcast in Apr. 2020). In addition, the main staff members who worked on the concept art have been revealed, including the Canadian artist Genice Chan.
Collaboration between "Bakumatsu Rock Hollow Soul" and Princess Cafe has been decided. It will be held from Sep. 9 to Sep. 30 at Princess Cafe Yurakucho Marui and Osaka.
"Bakumatsu Rock Hollow Soul" is the sequel of the "Bakumatsu Rock" series, which includes a wide range of games, anime, live performances, and musicals.
Now that the war against Jr is over, and the parliamentary system has ended, each lord is trying to govern Japan by "voicing" rather than by armed conflict. The new world is about to start, but dark clouds rise again on Edo. In a city surrounded by black mist over Edo Castle, Heiankyo figure appears.
At this collaboration cafe, you can enjoy a cafe menu such as food and drinks unique to this collaboration. Moreover, in the product sales, drawn and illustrated goods with images of characters working at a cafe will be sold. People who like cafes can come for the merchandise, so feel free to drop by.
Also, it's planned to carry out SNS linked campaigns and special gifts for ordering menus.
Stay tuned for more info on the collaboration menu and more on the official website and Twitter.
"Bakumatsu Rock Hollow Soul" collaboration cafes will be available at Princess Cafe Yurakucho Marui from Sep. 9, 2020 to Sep. 22, 2020, and at Princess Cafe Osaka from Sept. 15, 2020 to Sep. 30, 2020.
(C) 2019 Marvelous Inc. (C) 2014 Marvelous Inc./Bakumatsu Rock Production Committee
"Bakumatsu Rock Super Climax★ Thunder Dance", the live performance by the band "Super soul Dan" from "Bakumatsu Rock" was held at Zepp Tokyo on Nov. 2, 2014. This live concert, in which Takayama Kishou, Suzuki Tatsuhisa, Morikubo Showtaro, Morikawa Toshiyuki, and Ono Kensho gathered together, will be released exclusively from 18:09.
"Bakumatsu Rock" is a revolutionary adventure in the Bakumatsu period, where you can fight with songs, which has a wide range of games, anime, musicals, live shows, and comics.
This released of the live performance was aimed to "entertain people, who are restricted from leaving their homes due to the novel coronavirus pandemic, with 'Bakumatsu Rock Super Climax★Thunder Dance'."
"Bakumatsu Rock Super Climax★ Thunder Dance" will be streamed for a limited time until June 9.
"RE-MAIN", a TV anime animated by MAPPA, and written by Masafumi Nishida, who is also the chief director, will be released in 2021.
As the latest information, additional characters and cast members, including Saitou Souma, Furukawa Makoto, Hatanaka Tasuku, and Hirose Daisuke, have been announced, and a teaser PV has also been revealed.
"RE-MAIN" is a TV anime featuring 'water polo', animated by an animation studio "Mappa" ("Yuri!!! on Ice"), and written by Nishida Masafumi ("Tiger & Bunny"), who is also responsible for a chief director, series composition, scenario writing of all the episodes, and sound.
The protagonist Shimizu Minami, who quit playing water polo at some point in the summer of her 3rd year at a junior high school, is enrolled in high school, and restart playing water polo with her friends to carry out some promise...
Saitou Souma will play Amihama Shugo, the brightest student who used to be a competitive swimmer in junior high school, Furukawa Makoto will play Ejiri Takekazu, a hot-blooded boy who used to belonged to a baseball club in junior high school, Hatanaka Tasuku will play Inomata Babayaro Yutaka, an easy-going boy who has a Nigerian father, and Hirose Daisuke will play Ushimado Yoshiharu, who is shy and rarely expresses his own thoughts.
Please look forward to a water polo-themed TV anime where Nishida as a chief director and Mappa worked together for the first time.
An original TV anime "RE-MAIN" will be released in 2021.
The TV anime adaptation of the manga "Love after World Domination" that is currently serialized on "Monthly Shounen Magazine" has been announced.
To commemorate this, a teaser visual drawn by Wakamatsu Takahiro, who handled the art, has been revealed together with the comments from the original author Noda Hiroshi and Wakamatsu.
"Love after World Domination" is a sentai (power ranger) love comedy by the pair Noda Hiroshi (story) and Wakamatsu Takahiro (art) that is currently serialized on "Monthly Shounen Magazine".
It is a story about the leader of the hero sentai "Gelato 5" that is aiming for world peace, Aikawa Fudou secretly dating the commander of the secret organization "Gecko" that is aiming for world domination, Magahara Desumi despite being rivals.
In the teaser visual that was released to commemorate the TV anime adaptation, Fudou and Desumi taking a selfie can be seen with the members of the hero sentai "Gelato 5" and the secret organization "Gecko" fighting in the back.
The comments from Noda is "I'm looking forward to watching Fudou and Desumi moving" while Wakamatsu is "I was moved when I see the storyboard of episode 1".
Information such as cast members and the broadcast period will be announced soon. So, do look forward to the future announcements of the TV anime "Love after World Domination".
(C) Noda Hiroshi, Wakamatsu Takahiro, Kodansha/ KoiSeka Production Committee
The production of season 2 of the TV anime "Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon" has been decided. Comments of the main character designer, Takahashi Rumiko, have been released.
"Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon" is an original anime by the staff of the anime "Inuyasha" series.
It is a "romance fantasy" about Sesshoumaru's twins, "Towa" and "Setsuna" along with Inuyasha's daughter "Moroha", where all three of them are half-human and half-demon, rampaging in the Sengoku Period and modern era.
The production of the sequel of the TV anime "Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon", which ended on March 20, has been announced.
In the teaser visual, "Higurashi Towa" can be seen wielding a blade as with the caption of "I'm the daughter of Sesshoumaru".
The detailed information, such as the broadcast period, is yet to be announced, so do look forward to future announcements.
Main Character Designer: Takahashi Rumiko
I enjoyed watching it every week.
The first season has ended with a cliffhanger, but season 2 will be filled with various highlights, such as the answer to the many mysteries as well as the whereabouts of the parent's generation.
Setsuna, what will you do!?
(C) Takahashi Rumiko/ Shogakukan, Yomiuri TV, Sunrise 2020
Aug. 11 is Taniyama Kishou-san's birthday.
Taniyama Kishou-san made his debut as a voice actor in mid of 1990's. In the 6th Seiyu Awards, he won the "Best Musical Performance" as a member of ST☆RISH, a unit from the "Uta no Prince-sama" series. In 2020, he voiced the main character from various titles such as "pet". In 2005, he formed the music unit GRANRODE and had conducted the first online live, called "GRANRODEO 15th ANNIVERSARY Startup Live ~It just 15 years~" on Jul. 31 to celebrate their 15th anniversary.
At Anime!Anime!, we had conducted the annual reader survey titled "Who is your favorite character voiced by Taniyama Kishou? 2020 ver." to celebrate his birthday. 479 responses were received between the survey period of Jul. 27 until Aug. 3.
The majority of the votes came from the female, which is about 92% while 8% is from males. For the age distribution, the votes came froma wide age generation, where about 35% of the votes came from aged 19, and below, about 25% came from those in their twenties, and about 20% came from those in their thirties.
■ The immovable top rank! The popular characters showed their popularity this year as well
The first place goes to Nakahara Chuuya from "Bungou Stary Dogs". The support rating is about 40%, and he took first place for three consecutive years.
Various comments regarding the screaming scenes, the acting which interweaves between hard-line and moderate lines, theme song, etc., were received. For example, "The gap between his coldheartedness as an executive of the Port Mafia, and the cuteness when being teased by Dazai-san, is irresistible," "His screaming when running amok with his ability "Upon the Tainted Sorrow", is just like a beautiful singing voice," and "This is the character that makes me fall for Kishou-san. I also become a fan of GRANRODEO after hearing the opening theme!"
There were also comments from fans regarding the poet, which the character was a model of, "When I heard voice of Nakahara Chuuya's voice by Kishou-san, I felt as if Nakahara Chuuya from memo of Kobayashi Hideo, and Yasuhara Yoshihiro, was revived," and "Nakahara Chuuya was born in Yamaguchi Prefecture, so I was surprised when a voice actor from the same birthplace had gotten the role."
The second place goes to Shinomiya Natsuki from "Uta no Prince-sama". The support rating is about 15%, and he kept his ranking for three consecutive years.
We have received comments regarding the beautiful voice after he changes his character's personality, including "Only Kishou-san can sing in a powerful, cool voice despite the character's kind and delicate personality. He even does a good job of acting the cool, sharp personality of the second persona, Satsuki," and "It seems to be difficult in voicing two types of character, but I like how he appears to show the cuteness, and coolness easily. And his singing voice! He also displays a singing voice that fits the music genius, Natsuki..." At the same time, a comment was mentioning the popularity comes from the distinction acting when compare with other characters, which are "The character is a cute, mischievous, and fluffy type but I enjoyed hearing the voices that are rare from the others."
Third place goes to Jean Kirstein from "Attack on Titan". The support rating is about 9% and he remains at the third place for two consecutive years.
Comments received are, "He is facing the Titan's threat despite being aware of his own weakness. I also like how he has human-like feeling," "He is a character filled with emotional in the original work but I think he emotional had gone up a level after being voiced by Kishou-san," and "Among the other irregular character, he is the most humane, and had the most feelings, making him cool. I feel empathy unintentionally."
Don't miss out on emotional acting from the humane character in "'Attack on Titan' The Final Season".
■Let's introduce the other comments!!
Regarding Tsukasa from "pet", "The love filled with hatred, suffering, pain, distorted... I feel a fresh feeling building up every time I watched 'pet'," and "I am attracted to his acting as he is able to express the bare voice of a human."
Regarding Tsukimori Len from "La Corda d'Oro", "The singing of the character's song differs from the GRANRODEO's singing, and Taniyama-san's comfortable's voice is a perfect match with this strong-willed character. It makes me tremble."
Regarding Sakamoto Ryouma from "Bakumatsu ROCK", "This is a character that is able to make full use of Taniyama-san's rock personality. Even the story is also 'Rock!'."
Regarding Natsume Kenji (known as Tobi) from "Ahiru no Sora", "I can felt the coolness and interesting part from each of his strong Hiroshima dialect's line. Kishou-san's acting while using a dialect is quite charming, and it makes me fall for him more. I wish he could continue acting passionate, showy guys!", shows that there is a vote received for an ongoing title.
Following the survey coducted last year, various characters from music theme works, including "Uta no Prince-sama", "La Corda d'Oro", and "SHOW BY ROCK!!", had ranked in.
■Top 20 Ranking
"Who is your favorite character voiced by Taniyama Kishou? 2020 ver."
1. Nakahara Chuuya "Bungou Stray Dogs"
2. Shinomiya Natsuki "Uta no Prince-sama"
3. Jean Kirstein "Attack on Titan"
4. Tsukimori Len "La Corda d'Oro"
5. Himuro Tatsuya "Kuroko's Basketball"
6. Natsume Kenji "Ahiru no Sora"
7. Tsukasa "pet"
8. Ikki "AMNESIA"
9. Kenji Shuji "Zettai Karen Children"
10. Crow "SHOW BY ROCK!!"
11. Aoidos "Granblue Fantasy"
12. Gunji "Togainu no Chi"
12. Sloth "Shirokuma Cafe"
12. Nayumi Takayuki "Kimi ga Nozomu Eien"
15. Chiaki Togane "La Corda d'Oro Blue Sky"
15. Hanai Azusa "Big Windup!"
17. Mori Nagayoshi "Fate/Grand Order"
18. Kitan "Gurren Langann"
18. Kiyojuuji Kiyotsugu "Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan"
18. Fungami Yuya "JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Diamond Is Unbreakable"
18. Judah "Fist of the North Star Raoh Gaiden: Heaven of Overlord" "Fist of the North Star: Strawberry Flavor)"
(Survey Period: Jul. 27 - Aug. 3, 2020)
The 2nd lineups for "TV Guide VOICE STARTS Dandyism" (will be released on Aug. 27), which focuses on "adult voice actor" and featuring Asanuma Shintarou in the cover page and the main article which is a hot topic, is revealed. It was revealed that Taniyama Kishow has a special session with the world-famous photographer, Leslie Kee.
"TV Guide VOICE STARTS Dandyism" is an appendix to the photo magazine "TV GUIDE VOICE STARS", which focuses on the nature of voice actor and is published quarterly. This magazine focuses the introduction of theon introduction the charms of the "adult voice actor".
Taniyama Kishow will appear in the "Dandyism ver.", and his photo was taken by the world-famous photographer, Leslie Kee that causes a storm in every issue of "TV Guide VOICE STARS", is published. The special session is held to commemorate the 15th anniversary of the rock unit, GRANRODEO that Taniyama is the vocal.
The comments from Taniyama said: "As I had open up my heart to Leslie-san, I thought that 'How's about this!!', so that more people can have a look at it."
There is also a special article about "guys' aesthetics" in the magazine. Suzumura Kenichi, Shimono Hiro, Seki Kazuhito, and other adult voice actors who are active in the various fields come together and talk about the "aesthetics" for men.
Other than that, the sibling love gravure of Nojima Hirofumi and Nojima Kenji, and a virtual date challenge with Inou Kazuhiko after the great reaction of the virtual date on YouTube.
Horiuchi Kenyuu, Hayami Shou, and Morikawa Toshiyuki made an appearance in "LEADER's VOICE", which focuses on voice actor who is also holding the title of a CEO. Other than looking back at their careers, they also talk about their prides as voice actors and send messages toward future voice actor.
"TV Guide VOICE STARTS Dandyism" is priced at 1,200 JPY (tax excluded). It will be released at nationwide bookstores and online bookstores on Aug. 27.
Taniyama Kishow's comments
Well, this is my first experience. This is really my first time that I showed this much of my bare skin, which I saw everyday in the mirror, to others. It's quite interesting that I was given this chance when I'm 44 years old but it seems weird that I haven't received such offers up until now. That's why I want to make it amusing. "Taniyama Kishow will undress at the age of 44 years!"(haha). My switch was completely turn on so it make me feel like I am an actress when creating the facial expression, and the body usage. As I had open up my heart to Leslie-san, I thought, "How's about this!!", so that more people can take a look at it.
On Mar. 12, 2020, the app "SHOW BY ROCK!! Fes A Live", the smartphone game which has Sanrio's character project, was released. On Twitter, "SB69", the abbreviation for "SHOW BY ROCK!!" ranked in the trend of Twitter, and now is a hot topic.
On the day before the release, the voice actor Taniyama Kishou tweeted"I changed my hair to this color for the first time in my life! It's like...the singer of the Sanrio band with 4 members", and posted a picture which looks live the vocal and guitar called Crow, the character from the band "ShinganCrimsonz" in the anime "SB69".
"SHOW BY ROCK!!" is the Sanrio character project which has music and band as its theme.
The story is set in the city MID CITY, where kings are the ruler of the music, and it depicts the lives of the "Mumons", the musical existence that dreams to become the top star through the band activity. It has been adapted into anime, manga, live-action play, and CDs.
"SHOW BY ROCK!! Fes A Live" is the new sequence to the app "SHOW BY ROCK!!", which finished on Nov. 2019.
In addition to the familiar bands from the previous app and the TV anime, including Plasmagica, and ShinganCrimsonz, the bands from "SHOW BY ROCK!! Mashumairesh", including Mashumairesh, Dokonjou Finger, and Raising Signal, appear in the game.
On Mar. 11, the day before the release of "SB69" game which the fans have waited for long, Taniyama-san tweeted that "I changed my color for the first time in my life! It's like...the vocal from the Sanrio band with 4 members. Yes, this is the desire for the recognition!" through his account.
Additionally, he posted a selfie with a peace sign with him coloring his hair in red like Crow that he plays.
The responses to his tweet said, "Certain vocalist from a certain rock band from a certain anime made by a certain Sanrio...I see the character. lol", "Ah, that bossy vocalist with flaming voice!", "Oh, that's Crow! A person who is playing Crow became Crow!", "Kishou-san, you are cool! Crow-kun~", "Your hair color looks good on you! It matches with Crow-kun!", and "I didn't know that this is your first time! Red hair looks good on you".
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.