The new project “Shinogono”, collaboration of Virtual Youtuber Project “Niji Sanji” and Sony Music Labels, has started. Tsukino Mito and Honma Himawari from “Niji Sanji” will participate in the project.
“Shinogono” means “let me grumble about it”, using it as a keyword, Tsukino Mito, a school class president who is tsundere but also earnest, and “Honma Himawari” a 11th grade girl who loves games and cats, cooperate and build a project together with fans and staffs while they grumble.
The brand itself is that the Vtubers themselves produce multiple contents include music, and it has been announced that the first song of Tsukino Mito will be directed by Horie Shouta (vocaloid producer name: kemu, PENGUIN RESEARCH) at the first solo event of her “Tsukino Mito Artist Live Improvement Committee” held on Jan. 25.
Music will be created in the live streaming of “Shinogono” on Feb. 6, 2020 at 9:00pm. More information will be posted on the official website.
The 2nd event of the official fan club exclusive live "Nijikai!!" by the voice actor and singer Touyama Nao was held at Zepp Tokyo on Jan. 11, 2020.
On that day, the "Wakka Mates", the members of the official club "Niji no Wakka", gathered together holding the first all-standing performance as Touyama's Live.
When the live started in the evening, BGM composed by traditional Japanese musical instruments began to flow into the venue, with all band members joining the stage dressed in Japanese clothes. In a New Year's atmosphere suitable for the first live performance of a new year, Touyama makes her appearance wearing dog-like ears and tail, due to the event date January 11, or rather "One One One" (the sound of a dog barking in Japan is pronounced in the same way, but different spelling "Wan")
In addition, Touyama who came out with a dog taste based on her label "Flying Dog", after singing "Gunsei Infinity" and "Kimi to Boku no Symphony", greeted the audience saying, "Good evening Wan!". It was such a dog-covered opening that it was hard to imagine it is the Year of the Rat (2020).
Accompanied by the MC saying, "In the same way as I said during the summer tour (2019), driving away typhoons and rain, I wish you all a happy 2020", the group starts singing "Goodbye Umbrella" with the presence of two female dancers.
After that, they choose "Mode Style", a cool dance number. In the super special song "Sayonara Moratorium", which was particularly exciting during the live tour, the sight of almost everyone in the audience putting their arms around each other's shoulders singing the impressive phrase "Naanana, Nanana"whileswinging their body left and right at the same time was quite the view.
The challenge corner during the song, which is already a usual part of the tour, the first test was to have Touyama battle face to face with the audience. It comprised of a guessing game where the audience try to guess which was the real dog, hearing both a real dog bark and Touyama's bark. It ended with many of the audience guessing the right answer, the real dog, and Touyama losing.
Touyama, who lost the challenge which hurt her pride as a voice actor, showed a regrettable expression at the MC, saying "I can't believe it!", and then "If there is an opportunity, I'd like to show you my best dog's bark one more time. I will do my best!", regaining her determination.
The title of the live, "Nijikai!!", includes both the meaning of "Nijikai" from the club name "Niji no Wakka", and the meaning of "afterparty" (Nijikai) of the live.
Most recently, Touyama performed the 1st live tour from Aug. to Sep. 2019. This time, despite following the same list of the previous tour, she chose "I WILL" from a bunch of songs as the sixth song, since she couldn't do so in the tour. She showed a memorable number in front of the audience for the first time, thinking "It may become the title of our debut single."
Here, once Touyama gets off the stage for a costume change, the secret guest Asano Sho, a shamisen musician, makes his appearance in the center of the stage.
During the session where the audience was distracted by the stunning shamisen solo of Asano and of the powerful band , Touyama rejoins the stage wearing a mini-length kimono. Asano and the group collaborated and performed the breathtaking song, "Tomoshibi no Tanimani" with a traditional japanese taste.
While everyone at the venue including Touyama is overwhelmed by the sound of the shamisen that you don't usually hear at ordinary live performances, the collaboration with Asano continues on for the songs "Fukukajin", "Chain the world", and "Otomeiro".
In particular, "Fukukajin" is a song recorded only on the "Anime Edition" of the debut single "True Destiny / Chain the world", so this becomes officially the first time it was performed during a live.
With the MC, Touyama gave an interview asking simple questions about the structure of the tsugaru-jamisen used that day, and how the sound of the shamisen was produced by speakers.
In addition, along with the audience and the band members, there was a homely time of laugh when they try to take on the tongue twister challenge of saying "shamisen sousha no asano sho-san" ("Asano Sho the shamisen musician") without biting their tongues.
In the final stage, they started from the new single released on Feb. 5 to the full chorus of the OP theme "Aruite Ikou!" from TV anime "Asteroid in Love".
After that, during the song "Mirai YELL!" which the topic is freedom, in the part "Eh-i Oh-u!" a call-and-response went on between the band saying, "People of the rat year?" and the audience answering, "Chuu Chuu" (rat sound). Before the live's end, there were some other calls from the band such as "People who like doggy?", "People who take the exam?", and "People who want to make this year the best year?".
For the encore, the dancers and band members worked together in the choreography of "Kimi no egao ni koishiteru"with their hearts united as one.
They also announced that Touyama will become the "Nipper Ambassador", forming publicity events and campaigns with Victor Entertainment's mascot dog Nipper-kun, who had long stated that he liked Touyama. Finally, all members including Nipper-kun who rushed to the venue, performed "Nebagiba Ondo" bringing the event to its end after 2 hours.
Before leaving, Touyama said the closing line, "After finally reaching the 10th anniversary of my voice actor's debut on February, I will keep doing my best as a voice actor, as a singer, and as a human being, so that we may enjoy great moments together! Thank you very much for today! "
Furthermore, the inauguration of Touyama as Nipper Ambassador is scheduled to be broadcast on "LINE LIVE" from Feb. 2 at 9 pm.
On Jan. 22, 2020, the singer, LiSA who is a well-known singer for "Kimetsu no Yaiba: Demon Slayer"'s theme song "Gurren" announced her marriage to a voice actor Suzuki Tatsuhisa
in her Instagram and official website . She wrote letters from her heart, "After I and we considered in our own way, we decided to get marry" .
LiSA updated her Instagram and official website with the single sentence "To my fans who had always supported me" and announced to her fans , "I would like to announce that I am married to Mr. Suzuki Tatsuhisa".
LiSA continues, " Mr. Suzuki is the person who will support me greatly when I am lost and sad in my daily life. After I and we considered about our future in our own way, we decided to get marry" .
She also mentioned her enthusiasm toward her future activities, "To everyone who always believes in me and entrusts me with your precious time, I, as LiSA will do my best in delivering the best music and best live so that everyone will have a "Good Day". Please look forward to it." Her marriage report ended with her usual sentence "Today is also a good day. Jan. 22, 2020.".
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 ending theme song "Get Wild" from the anime "City Hunter" has been the top trending topic on Twitter as of Sep. 11, 2020, under the hashtag "Get Wild Taikin" widely spread by users coming back from work while listening to the song (Taikin = to leave work). The music has become a huge topic discussion amongst netizens in Japan.
"Get Wild" is the main song of the 10th single released by TM NETWORK 1987, which became a big hit adopted as the ending theme of the anime "City Hunter".
The song would start playing on the cliffhangers at the end of each episode giving way to the closing credits. To this day it is considered by many anime fans as "one of the best anime ending theme ever".
The song was also used for the movie that premiered on Feb. 2019, "City Hunter Movie: Shinjuku Private Eyes", and once again managed to grab the heart of many fans.
The trend started when a single user tweeted the hashtag explaining how listening to the song while going back home after work makes you feel a sense of accomplishment for the day', suggesting people to try it too, which then started spreading and eventually becoming viral
Among the various tweets were the following: "I'll try it today.", "This song is way too cool for a workday's ending soundtrack.", "Will they please replace Hotaru no Hikari for this song?"(*Auld Lang Syne, aka Hotaru no Hikari in Japan, is commonly played during the end of events, graduation ceremonies, and commercial establishments to signal closing time), "Oddly enough, listening to Get Wild after a full day of work does actually make you feel satisfied and cool, and no matter how hard it was you're able to go home feeling fresh.
The official City Hunter 35th anniversary account also tweeted that "It's really exciting if you listen to it while repeating the lines from Ryo while fantasizing about the anime! I'll definitely try it tonight."
"Get Wild" was also played during the program re-broadcast on Sep. 11 from 19:30, "Uchi de Utaou! Sunfes Ouen Jouei Returns Online" of the "Sunrise Festival" event, organized by the studio behind the production of the anime, Sunrise.
From Bushiroad's new project "D4DJ", it has been decided that the event "Groovy Mix Presents D4DJ D4 FES. -LOVE! HUG! GROOVY !! -", in which 24 cast members will appear, will be streamed for free in real time.
"D4DJ" is a new media mix project with the theme of "DJ" by Bushiroad, following "Bang Dream!" and "Shoujo ☆ Kageki Revue Starlight". It express a completely new world of DJ with "DJ Live x Anime x Game". They will play (remix) famous songs that transcend generations and develop original songs.
The free streaming has been decided for the live event "Groovy Mix Presents D4DJ D4 FES. ~ LOVE! HUG! GROOVY !! ~" and is scheduled to be held on Oct. 11. The video will be available for free and for a fee. You can watch the video from a fixed-point camera with free streaming, and watch the video switching from multiple cameras with paid streaming.
For more detailed information, wait for the announcement on the official website.
Also, this event, which was scheduled to be held for 2 days on Oct. 11 and 12, will be held only on the 11th.
"Groovy Mix Presents D4DJ D4 FES. -LOVE! HUG! GROOVY !!-" will be held on Oct. 11, 2020 and will be streamed on the same day.
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The MV （Muscle Video・Muscle Video） of the OP "Onegai Muscle" of the anime "How Heavy Are the Dumbbells You Lift?" has exceeded 100 million views. To commemorate that, comments from MAAM, the original artist, and Fairouz Ai, who played Sakura Hibiki, and Ishikawa Kaito, who played Machio Naruzo, also arrived.
Moreover, comment videos with Saiki Reika & Yokokawa Naotaka, who appeared in the MV, have also been released.
The original "How Heavy Are the Dumbbells You Lift?" is a "JK Body Modification Comedy" written by Sandrovich Yabako and drawn by MAAM, which has been serialized on MangaONE. It aired from July to September 2019 and caused a "muscle training craze" among anime fans.
Regarding the 100 million views of the music video, Fairouz said, "I'm really, really happy that so many people have loved it! My muscle fibers are happy too! ". Ishikawa congratulated, "I'm thrilled to think that this work, which shows the beauty of muscle training, has been recognized by so many people.
Also, video comments by Saiki Reika, a muscular idol who appeared in the music video, and Yokokawa Naotaka, a professional bodybuilder, have been released, so be sure not to miss it as well.
<Full comments are below>
Fairouz Ai (role of Sakura Hibiki)
"Onegai Muscle" has reached 100 million views!! Thank you to everyone who listened to it and everyone who was involved in the production! "Onegai Muscle" is a character song that I sang for the first time in my life, so I put a lot into it, and I'm really happy that it is loved by so many people! I am also pleased with my muscle fibers!
While listening to "Onegai Muscle", I will continue to work on my muscles with Hibiki and Machio! Lose weight! I would be happy if you could do it too.
Ishikawa Kaito (role of Machio Naruzo)
Congratulations on the fact that the MV has exceeded 100 million views. I am very impressed to think that this work, which conveys the wonderfulness of muscle training, has been recognized by so many people.
Even around me, there were many voices from people who played this song during exercise and training. I hope that it will get you interested in the exercise and help you to continue training. I look forward to your continued support of "How Heavy Are the Dumbbells You Lift?"
(C) 2019 Yabako Sandrovich, MAAM Shogakukan / Silverman Gym
It has been decided that the broadcast of the TV anime series"NOBLESSE", based on the WEB comic, which has a cumulative total of over 4.6 billion views worldwide, will be startfrom Oct. 7, 2020. At the same time, new visuals, new characters and cast information, and video comments for the Japanese fans from the theme song artists Kim Jae Joong and OH MY GIRL were also released.
"NOBLESSE" is a Korean dark action fantasy comic, which tells a story about various characters with absolute power - "NOBLESSE", modified human of the mysterious organization "Union", and the "Nobles".
Cadis Etrama Di Raizel is a "NOBLESS", the protectors of the nobles with noble blood and spirit. He wakes up from the 820-year sleep and starts to attend a junior high school as a student and enjoyed a peaceful life for the first time.
However, the modified humans of "Union" are after him, and his peaceful everyday life is over...
The new visuals released this timehas the main protagonist Raizel in the center with his servant, Frankenstein, on the right side, and the experimental modified human from "Union", M-21, is on the left side.
Behind them, we see Raizel's classmates Tashiro Yusuke and Kase Manabu, along with Regis K. Landegre and Seira J. Loyard, which had been unveiled for the first time.
Moreover, 4 additional cast members who will be in charge of new characters have also be announced this time. Wakayama Akihisa plays the "Noble" Regis K. Landegre, who is the successor to the Landegre family and goes to Ye Ran High School to investigate a case. Kayano Ai plays "Noble" Seira J. Loyard, who is the landlady of the Loyard family, who attends Ye Ran High School to investigate together with Regis.
Nakazawa Masatomo is Tao, an amiable and talkative modified human who belongs to the "Union". Ootsuka Takeo plays Takeo, a modified human that looks unfriendly but has a gentle heart, and actually likes children, who also belongs to the "Union".
In addition, from Kim Jae Joong, who sings the OP theme song "BREAKING DAWN", and "OH MY GIRL", who sings the ED theme song "Etoile", comment videos for Japanese fans who are looking forward to the broadcast have also been released.
"NOBLESSE" will be broadcast on TOKYO MX, and other channels from midnight on Oct. 7.
<Full comments are below>
Regis K. Landegre (CV: Wakayama Akihisa)
I'm Wakayama Akihisa, and I will be playing Regis K. Landegre.
Regis is a "Noble" with a mighty power who came to Japan for some investigation.
He is very proud to be a "Noble" and looks down on humanity, but I think that he is a very attractive character with some tsundere characteristics.
It's a work full of highlights, such as the gap between the serious part and the everyday part, the surreal laughter, etc. I hope many people will enjoy it.
Personally, I really like the interaction between Regis and M-21, so please check it out!
Seira J. Loyard (CV: Kayano Ai)
Seira J. Loyard, one of the almighty persons who are called "Nobles" in the story.
She seems like a cold person because there are no emotions on her face. It's easy to think this way, but I think she is a passionate and affectionate person on the inside.
I like the feeling of the unevenness of Seira when she gets emotional through her interactions with Regis.
I'm sure everyone will look at Regis with a smile as well as Seira (laughs).
There are a lot of other attractive characters in the show, so I hope you will feel attached to the characters while following the story!
Tao (CV: Nakazawa Masatomo)
Tao, who I play, is a hacker and modified human belonging to a special task force of the mysterious organization "Union".
He is a cheerful young guy who cracks a joke with anyone and interacts with unexpected characters.
Tao speaking openly to others is satisfying and relateable. I had a lot of fun during the recording.
Please look forward to it!
Takio (CV: Ootsuka Takeo)
Takio is a modified human who belongs to "Union", but he does not like his duties.
Also, he is a character who seems unfriendly but has a gentle heart.
Please enjoy the every day life, battle, and the story of Raizel and his friends that develops one after another until the end!
（C）Noblesse Animation Partners
A virtual YouTube project with a "story" in it, "Dear My Patron!" will be released on the official YouTube channel in October 2020. In addition, the key visual and concept movie have been released.
"Dear My Patron! is a story of the "Patoracers" with two heroes being depicted, "The One Who Connects Talents" (Patron) and "The One Who Has Talent" (Sugar), these two heroes come together as one.
In order to rekindle people's hearts, the "Patoracers" will begin their activities.
The anime, which will be distributed on the official YouTube channel, contains the main story of the main character Asahi and Ryouya, and side stories that show the daily life of each character.
Character design will be done by illustrator Natsuko and character songs will be produced by Arte Refact.
The distribution of the anime "My Dear Patron!" will start in October on the official YouTube channel.
Wright Flyer Live Entertainment (WFLE) enters a business and capital tie-up with cluster, a virtual event platform, to enhance their avatars for their virtual live broadcasting app , "REALITY".
According to WFLE, the avatars' usage and possibilities are spreading, while many participants can't enjoy the virtual live performances and virtual events in their own avatars.
This tie-up with cluster is to solve these problems by facilitating the creation of avatars by smartphone users on the "REALITY" app. This will be the first of many enhancements to provide the users a more intense virtual experience.
WFLE and cluster will continue to develop functions cooperatively for "REALITY" users to allow their avatars to access to virtual music performances in "cluster".
They will also be strengthening their cooperation by developing limited avatar items for the VR lives in "cluster" and co-producing VR lives.
[Reprint of the article in animeanime.biz]
VTuber Computer Girl Siro and Kotouge Eiji from Viking will be performing in a real-life event for unique variety show "Super Girl Warrior Garivenger V : Heroine's close call! The raid of muscle and monsters!!"
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.