A musical version of “Ace of Diamond” titled “Ace of Diamond The MUSICAL”, will be staged in Tokyo on Jun. 2020, and in Osaka on Jul. 2020. In addition, the first visual, cast & staff, and stage period have been announced.
“Ace of Diamond The MUSICAL” is originally a high school baseball manga series titled “Ace of Diamond” by Terajima Yuuji, which offers a variety of contents such as anime and stages.
The main cast includes Itokawa Youjirou as the protagonist Sawamura Eijun, Kashizawa Yuta in the role of Furuya Satoru, and Kohatsu Aren as Miyuki Kazuya. In addition, the first main visual, which shows the three characters in a lively motion appearance, and the character visuals were unveiled.
The staff members include Yamazaki Akira, representative of the theater company “warui-shibai” (Bad Theatre) in the role of director and scriptwriter, GARNiDELiA alias Toku (known for the activities of the musical band “GARNiDELiA”) in charge of the music, and Shiono Takuya of the dance entertainment group “Umeboshi”, responsible for the choreography. Every remarkable person from its own field, will create the world of “Ace of Diamond” with a new interpretation.
“Ace of Diamond The MUSICAL” will be performed in Tokyo at “THEATRE1010” from Jun. 25 to Jun. 30, 2020, and in Osaka at “Mielparque Hall Osaka” from Jul. 3 to Jul. 5.
(C) Terajima Yuuji, Kodansha / “Ace of Diamond” The MUSICAL Production Committee
TV Tokyo had opened an anime dedicated YouTube channel “TV Tokyo Official AniTV channel”. A limited time free streaming of over 1000 episodes from anime such as “FAIRY TAIL”, “Fruits Basket” 1st season”, “Diamond no A”, “Yami Shinai”, etc. that was broadcast in TV Tokyo up until now will be held.
“TV Tokyo Official AniTV Channel” has a wide lineup of works that is toward kids but suitable for adults as well.
The lineup of streaming starting on Jan. 27, 2020 includes “FAIRY TAIL”, “Diamond no A”, “Squid Girl”, “Pikachin-Kitt”, and “Rabbids Invasion”, followed by “Fruits Basket 1st season”, ”Yami Shibai”, “Squid Girl”, “Diamon no A-SECOND SEASON-“, “GO!GO! Atom”, and others works that will also be released soon.
(C) Mashima Hiro/Kodansha•Fairy Tail Production Guild•TV Tokyo (C) Takaya Natsuki•Hakusensha/Fruits Basket Production Committee (C) Terajima Yuuji•Kodansha/ “Diamond no A” Production Committee•TV Tokyo (C) YAM
An event where voice actors and artists from anime works aired by TV Tokyo known as 「Anime JAM2019」 will be held on December 22 at Maihama Amphitheater. Announcement of the work line-up and performers that will be appearing, comments from cast and a new CM narrated by Nobunaga Shimazaki have arrived.
The stage play "Bungo Stray Dogs Hashigaki" is scheduled to be held at Tokyo's OWL SPOT from Sep. 11, 2020. In addition, a key visual featuring Edogawa Ranpo, Fukuzawa Yukichi, Kunikida Doppo, and Dazai Osamu, along with new info about the cast members have been released.
"Bungo Strayed Dogs" is originally a manga of the same title, which is currently serialized in "Young Ace". The stage play has been performed in three different parts so far.
The new stage play "Bungo Stray Dogs Hashigaki", which includes "Story of the Detective Agency's Foundation" and "Dazai Osamu's Employment Examination", is written and directed by Nakayashiki Norihito, who has also worked on the previous stage plays. The cast includes Nagae Ryouki as Edogawa Ranpo, Izumi Shuuhei as Fukuzawa Yukichi, Teruma as Kunikida Doppo, and Tawada Hideya as Dazai Osamu.
This episode is based on two light novels published by Kadokawa Beans, "Bungo Stray Dogs Tanteisha Setsuritsu Hiwa" (Story of the Detective Agency's Foundation) and "Bungo Stray Dogs Dazai Osamu Nyuusha Shiken" (Dazai Osamu's Employment Examination), which are now on sale with great reviews. The two works are a new attempt to perform two different plays at the same time.
The new stage play "Bungo Stray Dogs Hashigaki" featuring "Story of the Detective Agency's Foundation" and "Dazai Osamu's Employment Examination" will be held at Tokyo's OWL SPOT from Sep. 11, 2020.
(C) Stage Play "Bungo Stray Dogs Hashigaki" Production Committee
Information of the 2020 performance of "AD-LIVE" has been announced. "AD-LIVE" is an all-adlib stage performance produced by the voice actor Suzumura Kenichi. It has cast many famous voice actors in the past.
Along with the announcement, a total of 16 voice actors including Nishiyama Koutarou, Kimura Ryouhei, and Takagi Wataru, were revealed as participants of the performance.
The theme of the 2020 "AD-LIVE" performance is "escape". The unpredictable adlib performance will be collaborating with the expert mystery maker SCRAP, which has produced many real-life escape games.
The stage is set in a "luxury cruise ship". Two people, "One who wants to deliver something" and "One who wants to meet someone", meet on the "riddle-solving luxury cruise ship tour" full of mysteries. The various mysteries block the two from escaping.
What kind of story will be woven on the ship sailing through the sea? Can they escape and accomplish what they came here for?
It will be the most unpredictable performance of "AD-LIVE".
Suzumura Kenichi, Morikubo Showtaro, Yashiro Taku, Tsuda Kenjirou, Nishiyama Koutarou, Takagi Wataru, Ono Kensho, Kimura Ryouhei, Kimura Subaru, Nakamura Sougo, Asanuma Shintaro, Hikasa Youko, Aoi Shouta, Namikawa Daisuke, Toriumi Kousuke, and Yoshino Hiroyuki are the 16 performers, 6 of which are participating for the first time. We have received comments from each of them.
"AD-LIVE 2020" will begin with their 2 performances, afternoon and night of Sep. 5, 2020, in Chiba.
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Performing in AD-LIVE with the great Takagi Wataru-san! I've seen his stage play, and it was so amazing! It's an honor to be on the same stage! It's also a challenge for me! I'll do my best to make it an entertaining stage!
The AD-LIVE season has come again! I'll heal my wounds from last year's AD-LIVE ZERO in this performance, haha. I'm so excited!
I'm nervous since this is my first performance of AD-LIVE, but it makes me happy to be on the same stage as MoriKubo-san! He always takes good care of me. I'll do my best!
I'm glad to be part of AD-LIVE again. It's a completely different concept from last time so I'm excited. Mystery solving? Not my thing. I'll get help from Nishiyama Koutarou. Please come to see our performance!
This will be my first time to join AD-LIVE! It's nice to be on stage with Tsuda-san. He has taken good care of me since my debut. I'm nervous, but I'll enjoy it too!
Hi, I'm Takagi Wataru. AD-LIVE? Yeah, it's fun! It's fun to watch, not perform. Who would want to be in such a tough... What? They want me to join? I sure will!
Hi, I'm Ono Kensho. Every time I'm in AD-LIVE, I have to think so hard, I lose all my energy, but I somehow come back to this stage. I'm looking forward to seeing what will happen on stage this year!
This project has a reputation for being very interesting. I'm going to hop on its reputations and lean on the experienced Kenhou. I'll enjoy it, and I hope you will too.
Thank you for letting me join AD-LIVE! I'm super nervous but I'm even more excited! Please enjoy the show!
I'll be joining again! That means I can feel that tension again! I'll do my best so I can enjoy my drink after the show!
I've been called "Mr. Senshuuraku" (Senshuuraku means the last of a performance), but this is the first time I won't be performing last. This will be my first AD-LIVE with a woman, and I'm looking forward to it!
I'm Hikasa Youko and I'll be joining AD-LIVE. This is my first time so I'm nervous and worried, but since I'll be going on stage with Asa-nii (Asanuma-san's nickname), who I've known for a fairly long time, I can give it my best shot without hesitation. I hope my performance will entertain you all.
I never know what will happen next. AD-LIVE is the same. I can't predict anything. I just want to deliver you the best enjoyment and excitement. Please enjoy!
It's been a while since my last AD-LIVE!! It hasn't hit me yet, but I know I'm going to be nervous as it gets close! I love my partner！ I hope the performance goes well!!
Toriumi has returned. Thank you for having me again. I will be pairing up with Yoshino-san, who I've known for a long time. I don't know what will happen, but I'm excited.
You never know until it's over.
The main visual of the play "Higekiri Hizamaru Souki Shutsujin ~SOGA~" with Higekiri and Hizamaru from the line up "Touken Ranbu" has been released. The stage will start in Aug. 2020 and will take place in Hyogo and Tokyo.
The musical "Touken Ranbu" is a play based on the PC and smartphone app game "Touken Ranbu -ONLINE-". At the performance in 2019, the composition of a musical part in which the brothers Higekiri and Hizamaru play the famous "Soga Monogatari", which is famous as one of the three major insults in Japan, and the live part where two unusual collaborations shine, became a hot topic with great impact.
The 2020 performance will be performed as a participation project of "Japan Expo", a project that introduces various cultures that Japan is proud of. The cast includes Hironori Miura Harumi as Higekiri, Takano Akira as Hizamaru, as well as Marukawa Takayuki(Hanagumi Play) and others.
The musical "Touken Ranbu 'Higekiri Hizamaru Souki Shutsujin ~SOGA~'" will be staged in Hyogo and Tokyo in Aug. 2020.
(C) Musical "Touken Ranbu" Production Committee
It was announced that the second stage performance of "Hypnosis Microphone -Division Rap Battle-" "Rule the Stage -track.2-" will be held in Aug. 2020. The performance will be held at the Shinagawa Prince Hotel Stellar Ball, in Tokyo.
"Hypnosis Microphone -Division Rap Battle-" Rule the Stage -track.2-" is a story centered on the Shibuya Division's "Fling Posse" and the Shinjuku Division's "Matenrou". It was originally scheduled for May 2020, however due to the effect of the coronavirus infection, all performances were canceled. It has been decided to try to hold the performance again.
The performance will be held from Aug. 12th to 19th at the Shinagawa Prince Hotel Stellar Ball in Tokyo. In preparation for the performance, in accordance with the "Partial Revision of the Guidelines for the Prevention of the spread of Coronavirus Infections in theaters, music halls, etc." made by the National Institute of Public Cultural Institutions (May 25th edition) the utmost precautions and measures have be taken as of Jun. 2020.
In this performance, as well as Sekoguchi Ryo playing Amemura Ramuda, and Ayukawa Taiyou playing Jinguji Jakurai, Kato Ryosuke who played Hoozuki Jinpachi of the “Onigawa Bombers” in the original Asakusa Division will also make an appearance.
To commemorate the performance, we received a comment from Ueki Gou, who is in charge of the production.
"Hypnosis Microphone -Division Rap Battle-" Rule the Stage -track.2-" will be performed at the Tokyo Shinagawa Prince Hotel Stellar Ball from Aug. 12th to 19th.
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Comment by Ueki Gou
The “Hypnosis Microphone -Division Rap Battle-” Rule the Stage, which has been supported by many people, has finally reached track.2.
I ope we are able to overcome these difficult time and I ook forward to seeing you again in the world of Hypnosis Microphone. We are looking forward to following after Ikebukuro and Yokohama, and are waiting for you with a new wonderful cast of people in the world of hot rap battles.
(C) "Hypnosis Microphone -Division Rap Battle-" Rule the Stage Production Committee
The main visual and performance information of the musical "Touken Ranbu" ~Bakumatsu Tenrouden~, which will be performed in Tokyo, Fukuoka, and Kyoto from Sep. 2020, was released.
The musical "Touken Ranbu" ~Bakumatsu Tenrouden~ is the 2nd musical of the "Touken Ranbu Musical" series, which was first performed in 2016. It depicts the story of Shinsengumi related Toukendanshi setting out with Hachisuka Kotetsu as their captain.
Kashuu Kiyomitsu, Yamatonokami Yasusada, Izuminokami Kanesada, Horikawa Kunihiro, and Nagasone Okisato are the Toukendanshi who used to be with Shinsengumi in the last days of the Tokugawa shogunate. The 2020 performance portrays their feelings towards their former masters and their conflict between what they want to protect and what they should protect. Also, don't forget to check out the renewed live singing performance.
The musical "Touken Ranbu" ~Bakumatsu Tenrouden~ will be first performed at Tokyo's Tennouzu Galaxy Theater, Tokyo in Sep. 2020, followed by performances in Fukuoka and Kyoto.
(C)Musical "Touken Ranbu" Production Committee
The first ice show in Sailor Moon's history "Sailor Moon Prism On Ice" (held at KOSE Shin-Yokohama Skating Center from Jun. 5 to 7, 2020) has released a beautiful key visual of Medvedeva dressed as Sailor Moon.
The following performers will be joining the show:
Sailor Moon / Tsukino Usagi : Evgenia Medvedeva
Sailor Mercury / Mizuno Ami : Miyahara Satoko
Sailor Mars / Hino Rei : Nagasu Mirai
Sailor Jupiter / Kino Makoto : Alissa Czisny
Sailor Venus / Aino Minako : Becky Bereswill
Tuxedo Mask / Chiba : Andrew Poje
Kunzite : Jason Brown
Jadeite : Mura Takahito
Nephrite : Dylan Moscovitch
Zoisite : Hashimoto Seiya
There is also talk of ANZA as Queen Serenity and the special guest Kurt Browning joining this luxurious line-up of stars..
This time, a beautiful key visual of Evgenia Medvedeva dressed as Sailor Moon was released. The visual shows a beautiful and delicate scene.
Along with that, Lawson Tickets has started general pre-sale of tickets on Mar. 16
(C) Naoko Takeuchi
The 7th "Touken Ranbu" stage play has been titled "Shizuka no Umi no Paraiso" (Paradise in the ocean of silence) and the main visual has been released. The cast members playing the Touken Danshi such as; Tsurumaru Kuninaga, Ookurikara, and Matsui Gou, were announced.
"Stage: Touken Ranbu" is one of the multimedia franchise for various platforms developed from the PC browser game/smartphone game app "Touken Ranbu Online" (DMM GAMES/Nitroplus), where you collect and train the legendary swords, which have become anthropomorphized, to fight against evil forces that are trying to change history.
In the 7th installment "Shizuka no Umi no Paraiso", Tsurumaru Kuninaga and Ookurikara, who have been in past works, are joined by, Matsui Gou, who appeared in "Utaawase Ranbu Kyouran 2019" which has just finished performing, Urashima Kotetsu, Hyuuga Masamune, and Buzen Gou.
The cast members are; Okamiya Kurumu as Tsurumaru Kuninaga, Makishima Hikaru as Ookurikara, Sasamori Yuuki as Matsui Gou, Itokawa Youjirou as Urashima Kotetsu, Ishibashi Hiroki as Hyuuga Masamune, and Tachibana Yuudai as Buzen Gou.
Don't miss out on the fights of Touken Danshi and their missions in the new stage.
"Stage: Touken Ranbu -Shizuka no Umi no Paraiso" will be performed at;
The Galaxy Theater, Tokyo, from Mar. 21 to Mar. 29, 2020
AiiA 2.5 Theater Kobe, Hyogo, from Apr. 4 to Apr. 18
Civic Hall Sears Home Dream Hall, Kumamoto, from Apr. 24 to Apr. 26
Sendai Sunplaza Hall, Miyagi, from May 3 to May 6
The Galaxy Theater, Tokyo, from May 15 to May 31
(C)Stage: Touken Ranbu Production Committee
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
"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.
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.