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
"Ace of Diamond Emergency Gathering", a group viewing of "Ace of Diamond" with the cast members Ousaka Ryouta, Sakurai Takahiro, and others, has been decided to be live-streamed on Animax Premium VOD on Aug. 2, 2020.
"Ace of Diamond" is based on the baseball manga by Terashima Yuuji serialized in "Weekly Shonen Magazine". The 2nd part of the original manga is currently serialized as "Ace of Diamond act II". The manga is set in Seidou High School, well known for its strong baseball team, and depicts Sawamura Eijun and his proud teammates.
In commemoration of the broadcast of "Ace of Diamond" on Animax, a live-stream program "Ace of Diamond Emergency Gathering" will be held. Ousaka Ryouta as Sawamura Eijun, Shimazaki Nobunaga as Furuya Satoru, Sakurai Takahiro as Miyuki Kazuya, and Asanuma Shintarou as Kuramochi Youichi will appear dressed in the uniforms they wear in the show.
There will be an event where the cast members will answer questions from the viewers posted on Twitter while watching "Ace of Diamond" during the program. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to ask questions about the characters and story of "Ace of Diamond".
"Ace of Diamond Emergency Gathering" will be streamed on Animax Premium VOD from 9:30 p.m. Aug. 2, 2020.
(C)Terashima Yuuji, Kodansha / "Ace of Diamond" Production Committee, TV Tokyo
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.
"Night Head 2041" is scheduled to start in July 2021. Ahead of the anime broadcast, information about the project's development in various media has been announced.
"Night Head" is a TV drama from 1992, the shocking title fascinated many fans and earned a cult following. The title will be brought back after almost 30 years as an original anime "Night Head 2041", with Iida Jouji, the director of the TV drama, as the scriptwriter.
The new "Night Head" depicts the conflict between the Kirihara brothers, Naoto and Naoya, who suffer from being psychics and wander around to find a place they belong, and the Kuroki brothers, Takuya and Yuuya, who belong to the national security force and hunt down the Kirihara brothers.
Information about the "Night Head 2041" project's development in various media has been announced ahead of the anime broadcast.
The manga "Night Head 2041" will start its serialization on Yanmaga Web from April 28, drawn by the up-and-coming illustrator, Ogawa Kei. An illustration featuring the Kirihara nad Kuroki brothers was also released in advance.
Also, the novel "Night Head 2041" by the draft/story editor of the anime, Iida Jouji (cooperation: Azusa Kawato) has also been announced.
And a stageplay adaptation is also in process.
TV anime "Night Head 2041" will be broadcast on Fuji TV "+Ultra" and other channels from July 2021.
(C) Iida Jouji / Night Head 2041 Production Committee
The stage adaptation of the popular work from the creator group CLAMP that has over 13 million copies in circulation, "xxxHOLiC" has been decided. The visual has been released together with the announcement of the cast members.
"xxxHOLiC" is a popular work that is serialized on Young Magazine and has gotten various media mix developments, including a TV animation, animation film, and live-action drama. The stage play of the theatrical style "xxxHOLiC" will deliver the beautiful and aesthetic world using only males.
Also, it was decided that the cast members are Ota Motohiro and Sakamoto Shougo. Ota will be playing as the bewitching female that runs a wish granting shop, Ichihara Yuuko while Sakamoto will be playing as the high school boy that has a trait liked by "Ayakashi", Watanuki Kimihiro.
This dark fantasy depicting an abnormal life will be directed by Matsuzaki Fumiya (MANKAI STAGE "A3!" Series, "Tekkon Kinkreet", and "Mouryou no Hako"), and the script is written by Hata Masafumi ("Tekkon Kinkreet", and "Mouryou no Hako").
Theatrical style "xxxHOLiC" will start in fall 2021.
(C)CLAMP, ShigatsuTsuitachi CO.,LTD./ Kodansha
‘MANKAI STAGE "A3!"’, a stage adaptation of the handsome actor training game "A3!", will be adapted into two consecutive live-action films. "~SPRING & SUMMER~" will be released in December 2021, and "~AUTUMN & WINTER~" will be released in 2022.
This film is an adaptation of a stage production based on the handsome actor training game "A3!", which has been downloaded over 7 million times. The story is about a ragtag theater company that has lost its former glory, and how they train actors in order to rebuild it by holding successfully stage performances.
The cast of the film adaptation continues to consist of actors from "MANKAI STAGE 'A3!'", and we have received comments from Yokota Ryugi, Jinnai Shou, Mizue Kenta, and Aramaki Yoshihiko, who are the leaders of the "Spring Group", "Summer Group", "Autumn Group", and "Winter Group".
In addition to the announcement of the live-action film adaptation, a teaser video was also released.
‘MANKAI MOVIE "A3!" ~SPRING & SUMMER~’ will be released in December 2021, and ‘MANKAI MOVIE "A3!" ~AUTUMN & WINTER~’ will be released in 2022.
Yokota Ryugi as Sakuma Sakuya, leader of Spring Group
There is going to be a movie version of ‘MANKAI STAGE "A3!”’ so I'm so happy! I couldn't believe it when I first heard it was going to be made into a movie. I'm so excited to think that this work, which I've created with everyone and with the Director, is going to be shown in a new way on the big screen of a movie theater. It's a different kind of play from the stage! I'm not sure if I'll be able to do it well, but with everyone, I'm sure it will go well! I'd be happy if you could support us! The show never ends, no matter what happens. The show must go on, and we'll continue the play together in the movie! I'm looking forward to working with the Director again!
Jinnai Shou as Tenma Sumeragi, leader of the Summer Group
I'm Jinnai Shou, one of the people who was surprised by the film adaptation of the MANKAI STAGE "A3!
When I was asked to play the role of Tenma Sumeragi, the leader of the Summer Group, in the stage adaptation of the incredibly popular game app, I remember being so happy that I was almost overwhelmed by the pressure that exceeded my happiness.
However, as if to push away my anxiety, the director pushed me forward and continued to support me, and thanks to him, I have been living every day to deliver the best play with all my strength in the Summer Group's solo performance, the Autumn Group's solo performance, and the live performance. Of course, I watched from the same seats as the director as the baton was passed to the performances that I did not perform in, with a burning desire in my eyes.
I'm happy to be able to announce the film adaptation at this time, and to be involved in the work as Tenma.
I'm excited to be able to express myself in this film in a way that only Tenma, who has stepped into the field of film, can!
Kenta Mizue as Banri Settsu, leader of the Autumn Group
I was really surprised when I first found out that the story of “A3!” was going to be made into a movie!
I wondered how it would be filmed and what kind of form it would take.
I've always been excited about this, especially since it will be my first time in a movie!
I hope I can deliver the charm of "A3!", the Autumn Group, and Banri in a new way.
Please come and see it!
Aramaki Yoshihiko: Tsumugi Tsukioka, leader of Winter Group
This is a movie of MANKAI STAGE "A3!
I will be able to perform the flagship performance of each season again.
I want to film holding the nostalgic memories and fresh feelings, and deliver many thoughts to the people who will watch the film.
As the leader of the Winter Group, I feel a lot of pressure to close the flag-raising performance, but I hope I can make it bloom in full bloom as the Winter Group.
Please look forward to it.
(C) 2021 MANKAI MOVIE "A3!" Production Committee (C) 2022 MANKAI MOVIE "A3!" 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
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.