The first collaboration glasses between the glasses brand “Zoff” and the voice actor/singer/actor Aoi Shouta, with his design and autograph, has been released. Pre-orders are available at “Seven Net” from Jan. 27, 2020.
The “Aoi Shouta x Zoff Collaboration Glasses” has stars designed by Aoi Shouta himself on the inside of the temple and the outside has metal parts with his autograph engraved.
The Zoff UV Clear Lens, which completely cut ultraviolet lights, are used for the lenses so you can use them as fashionable glasses and protect your eyes from ultraviolet lights. The glasses come with an original glasses case and cleaning cloth.
“Aoi Shouta x Zoff Collaboration Glasses” is priced at 7,000JPY (tax excluded). Pre-orders are now available at “Seven Net” and shipping is scheduled for Jun. 2020. There will also be an event for those who purchased the glasses called, “Meet Aoi Shouta-san! Purchaser Limited Special Event” in Jul. 2020.
The 2nd and 3rd key visuals from the TV anime, "My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom!" (broadcast starting in Apr. 2020) have been released at the same time. Furthermore, a total of eight additional cast members have been announced, along with a 2nd PV showing the voice, and a commentary.
The collaboration of voice actor Aoi Shouta and Kiki&Lala has returned. "Shouta Aoi x Little Twin Stars x THE KISS vol.2" features 3 items; silver ring (fan model), silver ring (Aoi Shota model), and silver bracelet. Orders are accepted at the collaboration/ license specialized website "Fan Fun MARKET" from Dec. 16.
The Sengoku Rock Action Drama, 「Tenka Soul」, where the participation of Kamijou Hiroshi, Miyano Mamoru, Aoi Shouta etc. was confirmed, had release a new PV. A total of 13 main casts and the character visual with their character's voice was released and it was revealed that there first voice drama will be released on Jan. 8, 2020.
The collaboration accessories between the voice actor, actor and singer Aoi Shouta and the fashion brand "ANNA SUI", who share the same signature color, Purple as Aoi, has been announced.
The accessories will consist of earrings, anklet, and ring. The products will be available by the EC website "kuumaA".
The lineup of collaboration accessories between Aoi Shouta and "ANNA SUI" is using purple as its base color.
"Feather Ear Accessories" comes with a replaceable charming butterfly part that is inspired by Aoi and it is designed in a way that you can enjoy your own unique asymmetry design.
"Tarot Anklet" has the essence of the "Tarot Card" that Aoi cherished, and it can also be worn on the wrist as well, making it useful in different situations.
"Dearest Ring" is a message ring decorated with the shiny glass stone that has the motif of the personal ring of Aoi that he wore daily.
"ANNA SUI X Aoi Shouta Feather Ear Accessories" is priced at 16,940 JPY (tax included) each, "ANNA SUI X Aoi Shouta Taro Anklet" is priced at 12,870 JPY (tax included) each while "ANNA SUI X Aoi Shouta Dearest Ring" is priced at 8,910 JPY (tax included) each.
Pre-orders are available on the EC website "kuumaA" from 7:00 PM, May 12 to 11:59 PM, May 25. The shipping is scheduled for the end of September.
The new original anime "Joran: The Princess of Snow and Blood" will be broadcast on NTV, hulu, Tatsunoko Production, Dentsu, and Bushiroad (hereinafter "Jouran').
The production presentation was held in Meijiza on February 9, and was broadcast live on the official YouTube channel of "Jouran".
Cast members, including Mimori Suzuko, Aoi Shouta, Raychell-san, Itou Ayasa, and Kobayashi Chikahiro, as well as BAKKEN RECORD animation producer Omatsu Hiroshi, Bushiroad Chairman Kidani Takaaki, and NTV announcer Itou Ryo were on stage as MCs.
In this report, we will convey the latest information, such as world view setting, music information, goods development, and other announced details.
The presentation started with the screening anime PV.
"On that day, when I lost everything..."
The PV, which begins with the narration of the main character "Yukimura Sakiha" played by Suzuko Mimori, a young girl staring at the "marauder" is projected behind the flames of Guren. And it becomes clear that is aiming for revenge.
The next scene was "Meiji 64".
"Another Japan" where the Tokugawa Shogunate was not destroyed in the Meiji Restoration and Tokugawa Yoshinobu kept his power.
It developed as a glittering metropolis that fused modern science with the culture of the Meiji era.
A monorail-shaped vehicle in a high-rise building with a beautiful night view. And a frog-like wriggling monster...
It seems that each thought is intertwined and becomes a big "swell" to move the gear of fate in the intense action and human drama that unfold in a unique world.
The PV is currently available on the official "Jouran" YouTube channel.
NTV April 6, 2021 ~ Every Wednesday 01:29 A.M.
BS Nippon Television April 7, 2021 ~ Every Wednesday 00:00 A.M.
CS Nippon Teleplus April 13, 2021 ~ Every Tuesday 00:30 A.M.
On Hulu all episodes will be one week in advance
* Overseas broadcast is also announced
A beautiful woman "Yukimura Sakiha" becomes the assassin of the dark organization "Nue", which belonged to the Tokugawa government.
The next announcement was about the world view and the main characters.
This work is a story set in 1884, which was developed through science and the theory of Yin and Yang.
In this world, the battles between the dissident organization Kuchinawa, which aims to overthrow the government, and the dark organization "Nue", which was entrusted with the extermination of Kuchinawa, unfold in the darkness of the city.
Mimori Suzuko plays Yukimura Saki, who has a double life of the owner of an antiquarian bookstore in daily life, but and is the assassin who belongs to Nue at night.
She belongs to the "blue-blooded clan" with special powers, but her parents were murdered by the Kuchinawa chief "Janome" when she was a kid, so now she becomes a revenger looking for a Janome.
According to Mimori-san, it was such a difficult role that she put every effort as if she had worn away her life, and at the end of the recording, she was always doubting, "Was it good?"
Tsukishiro Makoto, played by Aoi Shouta, is a beautiful woman dressed as a man. She is usually a bandoneon player, but she is also an assassin of Kuchinawa.
She is good at deceiving people and never shows her true intentions. Aoi-san commented that he was expected to understand Tsukishiro's feelings because he often plays a female character. Her sense of mission was renewed.
Hanafu Elena, played by Raychell-san, is an assassin of "Nue" who is a well-known novelist and also a prostitute. She is an emotional, annoying, hedonist who is loyal to her desires.
Raychell-san's first impression of Elena was just "sexy," and she was wondering how she should act. She seems to be enjoying dubbing while receiving the advice of her performance.
Nakamura Asayo, played by Itou Ayasa, is a 7-year-old girl. Although Yukimura Sakiha killed her parents, she is an innocent child who is protected by Yukimura and lives with her. She is a solid person who handles both storekeeping and housework, and she is a unique person whose "world in which she lives" is different from the members of other assassins so far.
Itou-san explained that for that purpose director told her to be "innocent" one.
Hitoshi Kuzuhara, played by Chikahiro Kobayashi, is a person who "exists to protect Tokugawa Yoshinobu." He is the chief of "Nue" and has darkness in himself, but according to Kobayashi-san, he will be spoiled if he thrusts further. It seems that every character has various things, and it is curious about the human drama around that.
Music & Goods information
The rock band "RAISE A SUILEN" of which Raychell is part of, is in charge of the opening theme song and ending theme. Both songs were written for "Joran" and have a sound that combines Japanese classic music and rock. Both normal and limited edition CD will be released on April 21. On March 24, an original soundtrack containing 41 songs will be released.
Moreover, a manga project is underway for "BookLive".
Goods such as tin badges and face towels will be released after.
Furthermore, on March 27, will hold an "advanced screening & talk show event" where you can watch episodes 1 to 4 before the broadcast.
The lottery applications are being accepted at Bushiroad Music Passport.
And in the fall of 2021, the stage version of this work will also be performed at Meijiza! Please look forward to that as well.
This work, "Joran" is a profound drama that develops speedily.
Stay tuned for upcoming news!
The short anime "Kintamani Dog" will be broadcast on ABC TV, TV Aichi, and 4 other channels in January 2021. At the same time, the visuals of the characters played by Aoi Shouta and Morikawa Toshiyuki have been released.
"Kintamani Dog" is a sweet short anime about Kinta, "Anjin Kintamani Bali", which is also known as "a dog that brings happiness", breed from Bali, a popular tourist destination as a power spot, who travels to find his father, who disappeared when he was a kid.
The main character, Kinta, is played by Aoi Shouta, and the fairy Dudal, who travels with Kinta, by Kunihiro Kawashima, while Furihata Ai plays Kinta's younger sister Mani, and Morikawa Toshiyuki plays Kinta's father who has disappeared.
Kunihiro is in charge of designing the released character visuals. It has become a Kimokawa character with the Kunihiro World fully open.
The short animation "Kintamani Dog" will start broadcasting on ABC TV, TV Aichi, and 4 other channels from January 2021.
The anime "Tokyo Babylone 2021" has been announced to be broadcast from April 2021. Along with the announcement, information about the anime, including the key visual and main cast members, were revealed.
"Tokyo Babylone 2021" is based on "Tokyo Babylone", which was serialized in "South" and "Monthly Wings" from 1990 to 1993, and was said to be one of the best works of early day CLAMP.
Go Hands will be working on animation production.
Aoi Shouta, Mizuki Nana, and Umehara Yuuichirou were announced as the main cast. The protagonist, Sumeragi Subaru, will be played by Aoi, Subaru's twin sister, Sumeragi Hokuto, by Mizuki, and the mysterious man who appears in front of Subaru, Sakurazuka Seishirou, will be played by Umehara. We have received comments from these three main cast members. It has also been announced that Aoi Shouta will be singing the opening theme song and Mizuki Nana will be singing the ending theme song.
The newly released 2nd trailer shows the intense battle scenes of Subaru, Hokuto, and Seishirou, and their voices were revealed for the first time.
Other staff members are Suzuki Shingo and Kudou Susumu as director, Kumagai Jun as story editor, and Furuta Makoto as character designer.
"Tokyo Babylone 2021" is scheduled to start in April 2021.
Aoi Souta as Sumeragi Subaru
I was given the role of Sumeragi Subaru in "Tokyo Babylon 2021".
The classic by CLAMP-sensei will be reborn.
I wish to deliver the large theme of this work and something we can't feel every day, through Subaru who lives in 2021.
Please look forward to the show!
Mizuki Nana as Sumeragi Hokuto
I never thought I would be part of the work I used to read as a student! It's such an honor!
New elements of this era have been added to a fascinating work, and they fuse amazingly, moving my heart with every episode.
We cast and staff members are doing our best, so be sure to check out the broadcast!
Umehara Yuuichirou as Sakurazuka Seishirou
I'm happy to be able to play a fascinating character like Sakurazuka Seishirou.
I wish to present a new "Tokyo Babylon", depicting the drama of people living in a society full of problems, in this new age of Reiwa.
I will do my best to play Seishirou, so please look forward to the show!
Director Suzuki Shingo
It's an honor to present the fascination of "Tokyo Babylon" through anime in the Reiwa era. I hope you will enjoy the unique charm of Subaru and the other characters, and how they confront obstacles in 2021, Tokyo.
All staff members worked hard on the production, so please look forward to it.
TV Anime "Tokyo Babylon 2021" will be broadcast from April 2021
(C) CLAMP, ST / TOKYO BABYLON 2021 PROJECT
"Jujutsu Kaisen" x "Village Vanguard" collaboration T-shirts are currently available for pre-order on the "Village Vanguard" official website.
The collaboration T-shirts feature 6 scenes from the anime.
"Itadori Yuuji", "Fushiguro Megumi", "Ratio Technique Collapse", "Gojou Satoru", "Gojou Satoru & Ryoumen Sukuna", and "Domain Expansion Fukuma Mizushi" will be available in sizes M and L.
"Jujutsu Kaisen" x "Village Vanguard" collaboration T-shirts are priced at 2,750 JPY each (tax included) and are currently available for pre-order on the "Village Vanguard" official website.
(C) Akutami Gege / Shueisha, Jujutsu Kaisen Production Committee
'The Raccoon We Saw That Day', a collaboration between the anime "Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day" and Rascal from "Rascal the Raccoon", has been announced. It is held to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the TV anime series "Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day", and items with original illustrations will be on-sale.
"Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day" is an original anime which aired in 2011 on Fuji TV's Noitamina and other channels. It depicts the struggles of the 'Super Peace Busters', which consists of 6 childhood friends: 5 members who drift apart after an accident in one summer, and 'Menma' who is still the same. It marked the 10 anniversary of broadcasting in April 2021.
The collaboration 'The Raccoon We Saw That Day' features a total of 4 collaboration art designs, featuring the scene where Jintan excuses, saying 'I just remembered "A Dog of Flanders"', when Menma asked him why he cries in episode 8, Rascal being dressed up as the 6 Super Peace Busters' members Yadomi Jinta (Jintan), Honma Meiko (Menma), Hisakawa Tetsudo (Poppo), Anjo Naruko (Anaru), Matsuyuki Atsumu (Yukiatsu), Tsurumi Chiriko (Tsuruko), etc.
The items include Umbrella Marker, Square Ting Badge, Mini Acrylic Stand, BIG Sized T-Shirt, Clear Holder, etc., and will be available on 'ANi★CUTE', Nippon Animation's official shop, and anime shops nationwide from May 22, 2021.
Further information such as the product details and release date will be updated on Rascal Official Website, social media, and "Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day"'s social media accounts. Please check it out.
（C）ANOHANA PROJECT（C）NIPPON ANIMATION CO.,LTD.
The collaboration project of "Fate Grand Order the Movie: Divine Realm of the Round Table: Camelot" and the family restaurant COCO'S have started from May 13. Here at Anime!Anime!, the staff visited COCO'S in Nakano, which currently holds a campaign for the collaboration.
What gained our attention in the beginning was the banners and flags outside the restaurant, which contain the new original illustrations of Sir Bedivere, Fujimaru Ritsuka, and Mash Kyrielight, who are the characters from "Fate Grand Order the Movie: Divine Realm of the Round Table: Camelot".
They beautifully decorate the wallpapers and the sign of the restaurant, and the ads on the collaboration menu called "Noble White Beast King Rollcake", which is based on the white castle where the knights of the Round Table stay.
When the staff took a step into the building, the full-scale panel of Sir Bedivere and Mash and 2 welcome boards with "Welcome to COCO'S" welcomed the customer to the restaurant.
Everything inside the restaurant from the wallpaper from the window to the decoration of the soda fountain are fully decorated in "Fate Grand Order the Movie: Divine Realm of the Round Table: Camelot".
The memorable lines from the characters are hidden in the messages, in the menu, the request to sanitization, help-wanted ads, etc...
Since the limited goods at Zensho Online Store is displayed, this will be the another reason for the fans to visit the collaboration restraurant.
(C) TYPE-MOON / FGO6 ANIME PROJECT
"Yes! PreCure 5 GoGo!" will collaborate with "Puyopuyo!! Quest", an RPG game for smartphones. Ahead of the collaboration, an illustration of 'Cure Lemonade', originally drawn for "Puyopuyo!! Quest", has been revealed.
In this collaboration, the characters of "Yes! PreCure 5 GoGo!", including Cure Dream, will appear with their newly recorded voices, and the characters of "Puyopuyo!! Quest" will appear in collaboration costumes.
An original illustration of '[★6] Cure Lemonade (CV. Ise Mariya)' has been revealed in advance. Please look forward to illustrations of the other characters.
The collaboration between "Puyopuyo!! Quest" and "Yes! PreCure 5 GoGo!" will be released soon.
Commemorating the collaboration, 'Yes! PreCure 5 GoGo!' Collaboration Commemorative RT Campaign' and other campaigns where you can get collaboration characters, are currently available. Please check out the special webpage for further information.
'Traveler Bottle' and 'Food Jar' have been released under the collaboration between "Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba" and SIGG, a Swiss metalworking manufacturer. Pre-orders are currently available on the 'ARMA BIANCA' official website.
'"Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba" SIGG Traveler Bottle' is suitable for various occasions from an event, outdoor, or sports to daily use as the special coating is applied to its interior not to contain any elements to give out a bad smell.
'"Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba" SIGG Food Jar' is made of durable stainless steel, and its wide-mouthed shape makes it more hygienic, stain-resistant, and easier to wash. It has a double-walled body with a vacuum space and copper-coated inside, which can keep the contents hot for about 7 hours and cold for about 18 hours.
Both items offer line-ups inspired by the Japanese style patterns of wisteria flowers, Haori, and Kimono worn by Kamado Tanjiro, Kamado Nezuko, Agatsuma Zenitsu, Hashibira Inosuke, Tomioka Goyu, and Rengoku Kyojuro.
'"Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba" SIGG Traveler Bottle' is priced at 4,980 JPY (tax excluded), and '"Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba" SIGG Food Jar' is priced at 6,980 JPY (tax excluded). Pre-orders are available until June 10, 2021, on the 'ARMA BIANCA' official website.
(C)Gotouge Koyoharu / Shueisha, Aniplex, ufotable
The "Hypnosis Mic" special program, "Hypnosis Mic: Division Rap Battle 《2nd D.R.B.》 Final Battle Advancement Result Announcement" was broadcast exclusively on "ABEMA" on May 15. It was such a big hit that "#ヒプマイ結果発表SP" trended No.1 in both Japan and the world in the first four minutes.
"Hypnosis Mic: Division Rap Battle 《2nd D.R.B》" is a music original character rap project in which the winner is chosen through a three-round voting process: LIVE voting (1st voting), CD voting (2nd voting), and VR BATLLE voting (3rd voting).
The leaders of the 6 divisions appeared in the announcement: Kimura Subaru as Yamada Ichirou from Ikebukuro Division "Buster Bros!!!", Asanuma Shintarou as Aohitsugi Samatoki from Yokohama Division "MAD TRIGGER CREW", Shirai Yuusuke as Amemura Ramuda from Shibuya Division "Fling Posse", Hayami Shou as Jinguuji Jakurai from Shinjuku Division "Matenrou", Iwasaki Ryouta as Nurude Sasara from Osaka Division "Dotsuitare Honpo", and Hayama Shouta as Harai Kuukou from Nagoya Division "Bad Ass Temple". They watched the final results for the Final Battle being announced after the VR BATTEL voting (3rd voting).
The leaders became tense when the results began to be announced by the surprise guests: Kobayashi Yuu as Touhouten Otome, Takahashi Chiaki as Kadenokouji Ichijiku, and Yamamoto Nozomi as Aohitsugi Nemu from "Chuuouku Kotonohatou".
The results were:
For Osaka Division "Dotsuitare Honpo" vs Ikebukuro Division "Buster Bros!!", 134,544 to 158,191
For Nagoya Division "Bad Ass Temple" vs Shinjuku Division "Materou", 144,411 to 158,861
And for Shibuya Division "Fling Posse" vs Yokohama Division "MAD TRIGGER CREW", 181,668 to 167,264
The teams to advance to the "Final Battle" are "Buster Bors!!", "Matenrou", and "Fling Posse".
Each of the leaders made a comment for the fans about the results.
Iwasaki "First of all, I want to thank you all for voting in the VR voting. The results showed how close the battle was. We lost this time, but this means we can only move up from here! Please look forward to the future Osaka! And congratulations Ikebukuro!"
Kimura "I'm so happy. We three brothers really wanted this win, so I'm glad we won. I have great respect for Osaka, who we fought against, and am grateful that we were able to win. We will keep doing our best so that you can be proud of voting for Ikebukuro and supporting us. Thank you for your continued support!"
Hayama "To be honest, the strongest feeling I have is that I had a lot of fun, so I think we were truly able to have a great battle with Shinjuku without any regrets. We lost the battle but the three of us from "Bad Ass Temple" will continue to grow, and one day, we'll battle against the champ. We appreciate your continued support. Congratulations 'Matenrou'!"
Hayami "Of course I'm happy, but at the same time, I feel a lot of pressure. I want to take on Nagoya's hopes along with us to the next stage, and the three of us will unite to pull off a great performance. Thank you for your support."
Shirai "I didn't think the last vote would also be such a close call. We really gave it our all, so I'm satisfied with the results that show how far we've come. I'm so glad that I'm out of words. Going against Yokohama brought out a great performance and got us this result. We will take revenge once again in the next stage with Yokohama's hopes on our shoulders. Thank you for voting for us!"
Asanuma "I really want to thank you for voting for Yokohama. I'm sorry we couldn't come up to your expectations. And I also want to apologize to Koma-chan (Komada Wataru as Iruma Juuto) and Kamio-san (Kamio Shinichirou as Busujima Mason Riou), who fought along with me. But I'm really happy that so many people were moved by Hypnosis Mic. At the first DRB, (Kimura) Subaru said, 'Hip hop is a lifestyle, so take all your happiness and sadness with you and enjoy it because that's what hip hop is all about.' We will once again take his words all in. Yokohama makes the best of our loss! We will keep on doing our best. Thank you once again, and congratulations, Shibuya Posse!"
The leaders of the three winning teams also shouted out to their team members about their victory.
Kimura "Jirou, Saburou, we did it! I love you guys so much. Let's keep on fighting together. Let's treat ourselves for dinner!"
Hayami "Kijima-kun (Kijima Ryuuichi as Izanami Hifumi), Itou-kun (Itou Kento as Kannonzaka Doppo), we've won. Let's keep on devoting ourselves and fight fair and square in the next step! Thanks for your support!"
Shirai "Souma (Saitou Souma as Yumeno Gentarou), Nozu (Nozuyama Yukihiro as Arisugawa Daisu), I truly believe that you two brought us together and led us to this victory. But I want to go even further, so keep it up! Let's do our best in the next round too, thanks!"
The announcement brought upon various emotions and the viewers posted comments of both joy and sorrow like, "My legs are trembling," "Such a bummer...", and "Both teams did their best!"
At the end of the show, it was announced that "Hypnosis Mic: Division Rap Battle 7th LIVE 《SUMMIT OF DIVISION》" will be held for two days from August 7 to August 8, 2021, and the voting process of the Final Battle of the three teams, "Buster Bros!!!", "Matenrou", and "Fling Posse", was explained.
Let's look forward to seeing which division will rise to the top.
"Hypnosis Mic: Division Rap Battle 《2nd D.R.B.》 Final Battle Advancement Result Announcement" is currently streamed on "ABEMA".
(C) AbemaTV, Inc. (C) King Record Co., Ltd. All rights reserved. (C) "Hypnosis Mic: Division Rap Battle" Rule the Stage Production Committee
The 2nd 4-hours live broadcast "ALLNIGHT SAY YOU FUJI" by the young voice actors has been announced. It is titled "ALLNIGHT SAY YOU 2nd Night" and will start at 12:00 AM, June 27, 2021, on FUJI TV's TWO Drama/ Anime and Fuji TV TWOsmart. Comments from the cast members, including the MC, Morikubo Showtaro, have arrived.
The previous broadcast has recorded a total of 50 thousand tweets and the hashtag "#ALLNIGHT SAY YOU FUJI" was ranked at the 2nd place for Japan on Twitter, which shows the popularity of the program. This 2nd program will have the young voice actors that took part in various popular anime, including "Hypnosis Mic -Division Rap Battle-", "Idolmaster SideM", and "Ensemble Stars!!", challenge various projects.
The MC will be the voice actor Morikubo Showtaro, who is perfect at handling the situation that involves many performers and also a person whom the young voice actors trust.
The members of "SAY YOU ALLNIGHTERS", are performers that have appeared in the previous program, first appearing performers as well as the veteran voice actors, who are not young at all. The program will feature a battle royal fighting for the position of "Morikubo Approval Voice Actor", who Morikubo will promote to the voice actor industry.
This time, the program will be 4 hours long without any commercial breaks that will surely hype up your midnight, so do support your "favourite voice actor" that is trying his best.
The 4-hours broadcast of "ALLNIGHT SAY YOU 2nd Night" is on June 27, 2021, from 12:00 AM to 4:00 AM, on Fuji TV's TWO Drama/ Anime and Fuji TV's TWOsmart.
MC: Morikubo Showtaro
To think that the 2nd program was announced this fast!? I'm so glad! Thank you so much! So, let's show them our best! We will aim for a team that can all make a hit! Do look forward to that moment.
Huh? Young? Am I still considered a young voice actor?! I'm convinced that my mental age is still at 20.
I will do my best as the CEO of BLACKSHIP Co., Ltd. / young voice actor!!
As I was certified without doing anything, what would happen if I take action?!?! I will accept the challenge from the young voice actors of the same generation!!
The 3rd PV with new scenes of "That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime Season 2" Part 2 (Broadcast starts in July 2021) has been revealed. It was also announced that Ishida Akira is the additional cast member.
"That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime 2nd Season" is based on the web light novel by Fuse that has exceeded 700 million PV on the light novel website "Shougetsuka ni Narou".
It is an "another world reincarnation entertainment" about the main protagonist, who is reincarnated as a slime in another world, increasing his friends with his skill, knowledge, and bravery.
The protagonist Rimuru and the "Jura-Tempest Federation" that he build together with the followers that respect him, are slowly firming the ideal of "a country where human and monster can co-habit" through the agreement and trade with the neighboring countries.
As he was previously a human, he can't get rid of the root of "affection toward humans", but in this world, the thought of "hostility toward monster" clearly exists.
When he was stricken by that cruel reality, he has chosen the path where he won't lose anything. Thus, the raging new chapter has started....
Along with the release of the 3rd PV, Ishida Akira was announced as the additional cast member.
The character of Ishida Akira is Guy Crimson, who holds two titles, which is Ancient Demon Lord and "Lord of Darkness", and governed the Northern Ice Continent with tremendous power.
Also, it was decided that the opening for part 2 will be handled by the Thai anime singer, MindaRyn with the song "Like Flames" while the ending is Terashima Takuma's "Reincarnate".
"That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime 2nd Season" Part 2 will start at 11:00 PM, on July 6, 2021, on TOKYO MX and other channels.
Ishida Akira (Voice of Guy Crimson)
I will be participating in "That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime" as Guy Crimson.
I hope I will be able to get along with everyone so that I won't ruin the image of the anime version that was built by all the previous broadcast.
I will be voicing Guy in my own manner, so do look forward to it.
(C)Kawakami Taiki, Fuse, Kodansha/ Tensura Production Committee
May 16 is Toriumi Kosuke's birthday.
Toriumi Kosuke made his voice acting debut in the 1990's. In 2021, he plays as main characters in "Pretty Boy Detective Club" and "The Movie: Dakaretai Otoko 1‑i ni Odosarete Imasu. - Spain Arc-”
In 2020, he opened his official YouTube channel "Tori-san Gakkyu". Using the channel as a school, he presents a variety of projects such as Japanese (reading), Home Economics (cooking), and Music (singing).
So, Anime! Anime! conducted the same reader survey as last year titled "Who is your favorite character played by Toriumi Kosuke?” to celebrate Kosuke Toriumi's birthday. We received responses from 352 people during the survey period from May 6 to May 13.
The ratio of males to females was about 10 % of males, and about 90 % of females. About 35% of the age group were teens, and about 30% were in their 20s.
■New titles to be aired in 2020 and 2021 also ranked in!
Yuri Lowell of "Tales of Vesperia" took first place with a support rate of about 10%, up from last year's 4th place.
Yuri is the main character of this work. He used to work for the Knights. We received comments from readers seeing him as a dark hero who is an attractive grown-up man: “He is the first main character in 20s in the ‘Tales of’ series. I was attracted to Toriumi's voice, which shows his determination and the way he carries his sins alone as a senior member in the party.”
“He is a wonderful protagonist who makes choices that could be called outrageous for the justice he believes in, but somehow he can't leave people in trouble alone. I’m also happy to hear Toriumi's voice for the many technique names," said another reader, referring to the variety of special moves.
The 2nd place went to Saito Hajime from "Hakuouki", who did not take the top spot for the second year in a row, but was only a few votes behind the 1st place.
He is popular for his inner passions and unexpected sides: “He is a taciturn loner who has the ability to make calm decisions and take action, and never forgets to repay debts of gratitude. I like the gap between his cool samurai way of life and his naturalness when it comes to love," and "He is usually cool, quiet and unsociable, but I can feel the strong feelings he sometimes shows for his friends.”
“I had no interest in history at all, but ‘Hakuouki’ got me hooked on the Shinsengumi," said another reader who became interested in history through this work.
The 3rd place goes to Mikazuki Munechika from "Touken Ranbu: ONLINE". The approval rate was about 9 %, the same as last year.
Many readers commented that the character and the voice matched each other perfectly, saying, “Nobleness as a nobleman in the Heian period, laid-back atmosphere, and braveness in battle. Toriumi-san is the only one who can express each of them so beautifully!” and "It's amazing that he can play such a difficult role as a graceful character who is a little bit careless and calls himself 'old man'.”
■Introducing other comments!!
To Aijima Cecil from “Uta no Prince-sama,” “Aijima Cecil is lively and beautiful. Toriumi Kosuke's angelic voice and his ability to express a dignified sexiness make me lose my mind.”
As for Guido Mista from "JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Golden Wind," "It's amazing that in addition to Mista himself, he also plays each of the six members of the Sex Pistols," and "I really like the way he acts when he and Trish switched.”
There are some votes to the works broadcast in 2020: To Mutsuki Hajime from "Tsukiuta. THE ANIMATION,” "He IS the King! He's so dignified and perfect, but the gap between him and his partner when he shows his weaknesses is so cute!”
As for Minato from "Decadence," "His coolness as a commander with dignity, his devotion to his best friend, and his conflict over the role he has been given. I was captivated by his wonderful performance that oozed with various emotions."
In the 2021 version of the survey, the ranking has changed, and characters whose new series is currently airing, such as Rin Setsua from "Thunderbolt Fantasy Touriken Yuki", are also in the top 10.
■Ranking Top 20
[Who is your most favorite character that Kosuke Toriumi has played? 2021 ver.]
1st place: Yuri Lowell "Tales of Vesperia”
2nd place: Saito Hajime "Hakuouki”
3rd place: Mikazuki Munechika "Touken Ranbu -ONLINE-”
4th place: Aijima Cecil "Uta no Prince-sama”
5th place: Sakamaki Shu "DIABOLIK LOVERS
6th place: Mutsuki Hajime "Tsukiuta. THE ANIMATION”
7th place: Imaizumi Shunsuke "Yowamushi Pedal”
8th place: Mikejima Madara "Ensemble Stars!”
9th place: Guido Mista "JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Golden Wind”
10th place: Minato "Decadence”
10th place: Rin Setsuna "Thunderbolt Fantasy Touriken Yuki”
12th place: Inuzuka Kiva "NARUTO”
12th place: Sakusa Kiyomi "Haikyu!! TO THE TOP”
12th place: Sengoku Kiyosumi "The Prince of Tennis”
15th place: Nozel Silva "Black Clover"
16th place: Robin Hood "Fate/Grand Order”
17th place: Kawakami Otojiro "Meiji Tokyo Renka”
17th place: Szayel Aporro Granz "Bleach"
17th place: Chopin "ClassicaLoid”
17th place: Watanabe Satoru "Stand My Heroes”
(Survey period: May 6, 2021 - May 13, 2021)
*This questionnaire is part of a survey of our readers' “attitudes toward current anime works and characters.” The results are not intended to determine the superiority or inferiority of any character or work. We hope that this article will provide you with an opportunity to learn about new works and characters, and deepen your understanding and interest in them.
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