“Voice Cinema Seiyuu Kouen 2020 in Chofu” is a live even where veterans and newcomers voice actors will do a dubbing on the silent movie. It will be held on Mar. 22, 2020 in Chofu City Green Hall, Tokyo. Hazama Michio will in charge of planning, script, and acting also. While Nozawa Masako, Yamadera Kouichi, Takagi Wataru, Ono Daisuke, Kaji Yuuki, Ono Yuuki, Kimura Subaru, Miyazawa Haruna, and Imamura Kazuhiro will in charge of the acting only.
“Seiyuu Kouen” is an event that started in 2006 by Hazama Michio as part of the 50th anniversary on the dubbing of the western movie.
This live event that held annually in different locations will have the voice actor/voice actress dub the famous silent movie and live performance by a famous musician.
For “Voice Cinema Seiyuu Kouen 2020 in Chofu”, the voice dubbing will be done on “The Pawnshop” and “The Adventurer” which star and directed by Charlie Chaplin himself.
The grand lineup of the voice actor/voice actress from different generations that will challenge this voice dubbing includes Hazama Michio, Nozawa Masako, Yamadera Kouichi, Takagi Wataru, Ono Daisuke, Kaji Yuuki, Ono Yuuki, Kimura Subaru, Miyazawa Haruna, and Imamura Kazuhiro.
We have received comments from Hazama Michio who in charge of the planning, script, and acting: “If Chaplin is still alive this year, he would be 131 years old. He produced and released his first silent movie at the age of 25 and despite being a short movie, he was able to produce 35 movies in one year. The speed is at 3 movies per month. His passion and talents which cause all of his works to become famous had overwhelmed the world. I can’t only describe him as a genius. When the work from this great person become from silent to non-silent with the voice of the popular voice actor/ voice actress, it will be “watchable” and “listenable” works!”.
“Voice Cinema Seiyuu Kouen 2020 in Chofu” will be held on Mar. 22, 2020 in Chofu City Green Hall, Tokyo, and there will be an afternoon and night performance. All the tickets have a fixed seating arrangement and the advanced ticket cost 5,500 JPY while on-the-day ticket cost 6,000 JPY. The advanced ticket lottery will start from Feb. 8 in “Lawson Ticket”.
（C）”Voice Cinema Seiyuu Kouen 2020 in Chofu” Committee Member
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 voice actress, Amamiya Sora, tried the narration of the documentary called "The Sky of Tokyo"(Aired on Jan.25 at 25:00) in TBS. The comments from her to her fans, "It was a refreshing experience because I could also add voices to the thoughts of living people, not only to characters. I would be happy if everyone would listen to a different voice of mine besides the usual."
Amamiya Sora is a voice actress who plays characters such as Aqua from "KonoSuba: God's Blessing on this Wonderful World!", and Elizabeth from "Seven Deadly Sins".
"The Sky of Tokyo", a documentary program which Amamiya tried her first narration for the documentary, is a program that takes a look at present Japan through people that are living in Tokyo.
Amamiya narrates the program of Jan. 26, which the theme is "# Look up and think". To know what kind of people looks up at the sky during their busy life, and the coverage began by looking at several pictures of the sky that were uploaded on Twitter.
The program contacted not only the people in Shibuya and Shinjuku, but also the people who live in remote islands and deep in the mountains, they found, "a man sent his love for his son up into the sky", "a student who swore upon the sky for the sake of his grandparents who raised him", and "a woman who stood up and became a hero to help the town" etc.. The program asked the reasons to the total of 12 people and followed their life dramas.
Please look forward to how Amamiya thinks about 12 different lives through the narration.
"The Sky of Tokyo" which Amamiya narrated will be aired on Jan. 26, 2020 at 1:35 am.
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I tried the narration of a documentary program for the first time in my life. I added voices in order to put myself into others' shoes. In addition, I also added my voice to the tweets on the Twitter, and it was a new experience for me to narrate the thoughts of people living in reality. Please listen to the difference in my voice in the program.
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.
An event for voice actors and their fans, “Seiyuu Kohaku Uta Gassen” will be held again this year, continuing off from last year. "Seiyuu Kohaku Uta Gassen" will be held on May. 2, 2020 at the Pacifico Yokohama National Convention Hall in Kanagawa.
Along with the announcement of the first 10 voice actors that will be participating.
POP UP STORE featuring "World Trigger" will be available at certain Loft stores from April 23, 2021.
At '"World Trigger" POP UP STORE in Loft', Easter merchandise with original illustrations of Border members in spring costumes will be available. The line-up consists of a trading tin badge, acrylic stand, tote bag, and others.
'"World Trigger" POP UP STORE in Loft' will be open sequentially from April 23, 2021, at Shibuya Loft, Tokyo.
(C)Ashihara Daisuke / Shueisha, TV Asahi, Toei Animation
From April 23, 2021, a collaboration with "Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon a Time" will be available at Capcom Cafe Aeon Lake Town and Ikebukuro. The collaboration menu has been revealed.
The collaboration menu includes a plate 'Final Battle！Shinji vs Gendou Muffin Plate’, which is inspired by the impressive battle between Unit-01 and Unit-13, and 'Restore Paris! Anti L-System Activation Pancake', which is inspired by the battle in Paris at the beginning of the film.
If you order original food or sweets, you will be given a placemat, and if you order an original drink, you will get a coaster. If you spend over 3,000 JPY (including tax), a bromide-style postcard will be given.
The collaboration between Capcom Cafe Aeon Lake Town/Ikebukuro and "Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon a Time" will be available from April 23, 2021.
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The ABEMA original program "Hikasa Iguchi no Onnakoe Gohan!" featuring Hikasa Youko and Iguchi Yuka as the MC was broadcast exclusively on May 21, 2021, on ABEMA "Anime Live Channel". Ogura Yui appeared as a guest and other than the various talk when the three of them are cooking, it also featured the ad-lib dubbing session "Korezo Seiyuu Narikiri Atereko", introduction of convenient kitchen goods "Otekaru Kantan! Benri Kitchen Goods", and other corners.
The broadcast will have the MCs cooking cuisine from three different countries with the theme of "Enjoys the traveling atmosphere from the worldwide cuisine" as we are unable to travel overseas in the current situation.
The first broadcast featured Hikasa, who uploaded cuisines on her blog, Ogura, who loves cooking and often cooked at home, and Iguchi, who didn't cook recently as she thinks it troublesome. The enthusiasm from Iguchi is "I want to try to love cooking today and want to provide a cuisine that even someone like me can cook".
After learning about their cooking experience, the menu for the broadcast was announced! It will be Italy's Acqua Pazza, Mexico's Tostadas Salad, and Korea's Yangneyom Chicken.
Despite Iguchi voiced out her astonished "Can we even cooked these?", she was able to show her cooking skill that she gained from attending the previous cooking class while facing difficulties in the process as she was not used to it. However, Hikasa and Ogura, who often cooked, were able to show out their skill splendidly. While showing off their magnificent cutting skill with the knife, they progressed in their cooking smoothly and also enjoyed cooking the worldwide cuisine that they hardly cooked by saying "It fun to cook cuisine that I've never seen before!" and "So, this is how the sauce is created~!”
Also, there is a talk session during the cooking. As the theme of the program is related to oversee travel, they had talked about various topics from their recent activities to their most confident cuisine. During the topic "Do you cooked according to the recipe? Or self-improvised?", Hikasa answered, "Of course, I cooked according to the recipe. My original dish is the fried rice with the leftovers ingredients only".
On the other hand, Ogura answered "I followed the recipe, but I usually arranged it in my own way afterward." Followed by "For example, I replaced sugar with honey as it seems that it would be fine if I mix mirin, soy sauce, and honey together" as Ogura explained about her own cooking method since she mostly cooked traditional Japanese cuisines.
Then, when asked about "What's the overseas cuisine that you want to eat", Ogura answered, "Pho is very delicious!", as she also revealed a failure during overseas, saying "I love Coriander, but I was served with the grass-like that comes with the stem at the local stores. So, I try to insert it in the soup for the time being, but when I looked at the locals, they are chewing the fresh leaf from the stem and they ate the whole stem in the end."
After they finished cooking, its time for them to try it. The three of them are enjoying the cuisines they cooked with the following comments "It has a strong flavor and is extremely delicious", "I can see the Mediterranean Sea!", and "Our cuisines are delicious~".
Then, it was the corner where they talked while enjoying the meal.
During the theme "What's the failure during work that you can laugh now?", toward Ogura's reply, "I once ad-libbed when I forgot the lyrics during the concert", Hikasa mentioned "Your recovery from the failure was excellent. Isn't this the technique that was obtained from the difference between the numbers of stage performance?"
When talking about the stage performance, the topic moved to the unit "RO-KYU-BU!", where the three of them are members of. Some of the conversations are "I was helped by Yui-chan", "During the break, Yui-chan keep practicing in front of the mirror, and in the end, everyone got drawn in by her and also started practicing during the break as well, which make me thought of the power of youth," and "That was a splendid effort".
After that, the three of them talked about the role they wanted to try out, their dreams, the failure during their debut, and other topics. Before the broadcast end, they reflected back by saying, "It was fun cooking with both of you, and I become energetic from this liveliness", "I want to have fun cooking with everyone again!", "I'm looking forward to meeting you again!", and they also hype up the expectation toward the next broadcast.
The film "ARIA The CREPUSCOLO" from the anime "ARIA" series will be releasing a Blu-ray on August 18, 2021. The commentary videos of Hirohashi Ryou (voice of Alice), Satou Rina (voice of Athena), and Kayano Ai (voice of Anya) have been released.
The anime "ARIA" series based on the futuristic soothing work by Amano Kozue. The TV anime season 1 "Aria The ANIMATION" was broadcast in 2005, TV anime season 2 "ARIA The NATURAL" was broadcast in 2006, the OVA "ARIA The OVA ~ARIETTA~" was broadcast in 2007, the TV anime season 3 "ARIA The ORIGINATION" was broadcast in 2008, while the original new animation "ARIA The AVVENIRE" was broadcast in 2015. The atmosphere from the original manga remains the same in the anime, and it has charmed various fans in the world and is a work that is loved by many even now.
The brand-new film "ARIA The CREPUSCOLO" focused on the members of the "Orange Planet".
During fall, Anya, who is undergoing her training at Orange Planet, noticed that her two seniors, Alice and Athena haven't seen each other for a while as both of them are busy.
Because of that, Athena is feeling a bit depressed, but somehow it seems that Alice is avoiding her. When she is coming up with a plan with the cooperation from her friend Ai and Azusa, to ensure both of them bump into each other, Anya realized that there is a "scenery" that she could only see now...
The Blu-ray version will have a cover illustration drawn by the original author Amano Kozue and an inner illustration drawn by the character designer and general art director, Itou Youko.
Not only will it includes the precious bonus footage, which is the completion stage greeting, release commemoration stage greeting, the recreation of the recording session, and other videos, but it also have an approximately 40 minutes drama CD that is a must-hear for fans.
The Blu-ray of "ARIA The CREPUSCOLO" is priced at 9,900 JPY (tax included) and it will be released on August 18, 2021.
(C) 2020 Amano Kozue/ Mag Garden, ARIA Company
The main trailer and key art of the Netflix original anime series "Eden" have been released. Information about additional cast members, including Shingaki Tarusuke, Kuwahara Yuuki, and Kaida Yuuko, along with comments from celebrities speaking high of the show have also been revealed.
“Komi can’t communicate," will be adapted into an anime in October 2021. Koga Aoi will play the role of Komi Shouko, Kajiwara Gakuto will play the role of Tadano Hitohito, and Murakawa Rie will play the role of Osana Najimi.
The original story of "Komi can’t communicate" is a "communicative disease" comedy serialized in "Weekly Shonen Sunday" by Oda Tomohito, which has sold over 5 million copies in total.
The story is about a first year high school student, Komi Shouko, who is a beautiful girl who everyone looks up to, but her face freezes up when she tries to talk to other people because of her extreme communicable disease, and she struggles to achieve her goal of “making 100 friends”.
Along with the decision to make an anime adaptation, a teaser visual, a teaser PV, and information on the main cast and staff have been released.
Koga Aoi will be playing the role of Komi Shouko, Kajiwara Gakuto will be playing the role of Tadano Hitohito, and Murakawa Rie will be playing the role of Osana Najimi, Ayumi Watanabe of "Koi wa Ameagari no Yoni" will be the general director, Issei Kawagoe of "Bungo to Alchemist: Gears of Judgement" will be the director, and the series composition will be Akao Deko of "I shaved. And then I brought a high school girl home."; character design by Nakajima Atsuko of "Tokyo Ghoul: re"; and animation production by O.L.M.
"Komi can’t communicate” will start airing on TV Tokyo and other stations in October 2021.
In addition, a campaign is currently underway on the official Twitter page, where three winners will be chosen by lottery to receive a reproduction of the congratulatory illustration by the original author, Oda Tomohito.
Komi Shouko (CV. Koga Aoi)
Komi can’t communicate.
She looks like a beautiful girl that everyone turns to, but she finds it extremely difficult to communicate and when she tries to talk to others, her face freezes up with nervousness and she thinks about how to talk to them and what to do afterwards. But the truth is, she wants to talk to people. Her dream is to “make 100 friends”.
Q1: What was your impression of this work?
First of all, when I picked up the book, I saw the title and the cover picture and thought, "Oh, there's something about this girl." The cover alone had an impact that piqued my interest.
The title, ""Komi can’t communicate," I thought it was interesting that there was a catchphrase which made it easy to understand what kind of girl the character was. I could relate to the realism of the situations that many of us experienced during our school days, and I found myself reading on and on.
There are a lot of characters with strong "personalities" in this work, the parts that I tend to think negatively about, or that I don't want people to see or know about, are portrayed as positive.
I thought it was a work that made me think, "Maybe I can accept this kind of me..." and gave me the courage to push those who are troubled.
Q2: What is your impression of the character you play and how enthusiastic are you about the role?
From the side, she is a cool, beautiful woman who everyone admires. However, in reality, she is not very good at communicating, and when people talk to her, she scares them even though she never meant to. She was confused, and even though she really wanted to get along with them, she couldn't get the words out. The more I got to know her, the more I felt that way, and the more I fell in love with her. (laughs)
I will do my best to portray her moving forward slowly but firmly, step by step, and to convey her thoughts and warmth in a few words.
Tadano Hitohito (CV. Kajiwara Gakuto)
Tadano-kun is just a person.
His goal is to read the atmosphere around him so that his "normal" self doesn't stand out in the class, and to live his high school life without any disturbance. However, he seems to be very good at understanding people's feelings, and sees that Komi can’t communicate, so he becomes her "first friend.
Q1: What is your impression of this film?
Komi is really adorable... as I read the original story I'm always struck by how she gradually expresses her emotions even though she's clumsy! In addition to Komi, all the other characters have distinct personalities, which reminds me of my own high school days, and I can't help but fantasize about how happy my student life would be if I had such friends around me... (laughs) I especially like seeing them at seasonal school events, festivals, and other events, and I can't help but cry as I read them, thinking about my school days that I can't go back to...! And personally, the covers are always too beautiful! I'm so impressed! Thank you so much, Oda-sensei!
Q2: What is your impression of the character you are going to play and what is your enthusiasm for the role?
I think that Hitohito is a boy who has the goodness of being normal! He was a little naughty in junior high school, but once he sees it objectively, he becomes normal. It reminds me of my own school days. (laughs) I actually once tried to be a little naughty, but then I realized how naughty I was and went back to normal, so I felt sympathy for him while reading! But I'm very communicative myself, so I admire people who treat me like a normal person like Hitohito-kun.
Every time I read it, I fall in love with it, so I'll do my best to play it charmingly!
Osana Najimi (CV. Murakawa Rie)
Osana Najimi is familiar.
She is Tadano-kun's childhood friend. Or rather, she is a childhood friend to everyone. Her communication skills are so high that she can get along with anyone in a matter of minutes, but she seems to have a hard time with Komi because of their "past relationship". She usually wears a skirt and dresses as a "female student," but she used to wear a school run and dress as a "male student" until middle school. Her gender is no longer known.
Q1: What is your impression of this work?
As I was cackling and laughing at the funny gags, I felt that one of the appealing aspects of the film was that it depicted human relationships in such a way that tears of laughter turned into tears of emotion, and that these human relationships were carefully drawn. I think we all want to watch Komi achieve her dreams, but I also think there is a real pleasure in watching her grow up.
Q2: What is your impression of the character you are going to play and what is your enthusiasm for the role?
I will be playing the role of Osana Najimi, a strong character with special abilities who has a mysterious side but also possesses tremendous communication skills. Although she is such a strong character, she fits in so well with everyone that she is everyone's childhood friend, so I hope I can bring out the best of her. I haven't recorded yet, so I don't know how it will turn out, but I'm very happy to be involved in "Komi can’t communicate.” I'll do my best so that everyone can enjoy it!
(C) Oda Tomohito, Shogakukan/Itan Private High School
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.