“Tower of God”, a globally popular webtoon read by 4.6 billion people has been determined to be adapted into an anime with the title “Kami no Tou -Tower of God-” and it will be released in Spring 2020. In addition to that, teaser visuals depicting “Baam”, a boy who has never seen the sun, and “Rachel”, a girl who longs to see the night sky are revealed.
“Tower of God” is originally from the comic by SIU and it was first serialized on “NAVER WEBTOON” from Korea in 2010, later begin serializing on “LINE Manga” from Japan in 2018. The comic has been translated into 28 languages.
For “Baam”, a boy who has never seen the sun, “Rachel”, a girl who longs to see the night sky, was everything. One day, the door of the legendary Tower where the top had been told that everything you want such as power and money can be attained there, appeared in front of “Rachel”. She left “Yoru” just to pursue the night sky and entered the Tower and “Baam” chase after her.
The growing story of a boy named “Baam” and a secret behind the story of Baam and the Tower of God will be adapted into an anime.
Revealed teaser visuals describe Baam and Rachel facing each other. Moreover, behind them, the door is drawn as if the Tower's door was waiting for the two.
TV anime “Kami no Tou -Tower of God” will start to broadcast in the spring of 2020.
The musical stage reading "MARS RED" will be the first original stage reading to become an anime. The broadcast will be in 2021.
Not only an anime but various media mix of "MARS RED" will begin under the "MARS RED Project". We have also received comments from the production staff such as original writer/audio director Fujisawa Bunou and character drafter Karakara Kemuri.
"MARS RED" is originally written, scripted, and directed by the playwriter Fujisawa Bunou, who is titled "the leading person in musical stage readings". Manga writer Karakara Kemuri, known for "Laughing Under the Clouds" and "Laughing in Limbo", is in charge of the main visual.
The TV anime takes on the same plot as the original work. The story is set in the Taisho era where it depicts the action ofthe "Special Unit 16" aka "the Zero Agency" of the anti-vampire organization secretly formed by the Japanese government . The characters will be designed by Takeuchi Yukari from "Norn9", based on the character draft of Karakara Kemuri.
The other staff are; Fujisaki Junichi from "Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex" and "BLOOD+" as series composer/scriptwriter, Muranaka Toshiyuki who has worked with Fujisawa on musical stage readings for many years as music composer, Fujisawa himself as the audio director, and the animation will be done by SIGNAL.MD from the IG Port group.
At this point, the "MARS RED Project" only has this anime adaptation and the manga serialized in "Monthly Comic Garden" drawn by Karakara Kemuri, in process. However, they have revealed to have plans for other media.
In conjunction with the anime adaptation, they have begun to recruit members of the "MARS RED Project" fan club "Special Unit 16". They will be accepting applications via registration of e-zines. You will obtain a membership card, membership number, and many other benefits. The earlier you apply the better the benefits are.
This is the first time to create an anime based on a musical stage reading. The whole project including the anime will be something you don't want to miss.
<Full comments are as below>
【Fujisawa Bunou: Original Writer/Audio Director】
My "MARS RED" is becoming an anime and take off to Japan and the world. It started as a musical stage reading, became a manga through Karakara Kemuri-sensei, and now, as a new media mix, is becoming an anime. I will also be the audio director and my sworn friend Muranishi Toshiyuki-shi is in charge of the music! I'm grateful for all of it!
【Karakara Kemuri: Character Drafter】
Congratulations on the anime adaptation! Of the many Fujisawa stage readings, MARS RED has complex settings and relationships of the characters. I'm already excited since I always wanted to see this piece of work in motion. It is really an honor to be a part of this world in which various people work in unity. Make sure you watch the show!
【Fujisaki Junichi: Series Composer/Script Writer】
The first thing that came to mind when I was asked to take part in this project was that a stage reading draws pictures in the minds of the audiences. That's why I tried "drawing" the script instead of "writing" it. Bunou-kun and I have created a new stage for the attractive world and the characters in it. Please look forward to the show.
【Muranaka Toshiyuki: Musical Composer】
Congratulations on the anime adaptation! Fujisawa-san and I have come a long way creating stage readings together. We've put in soooo much love and trouble in to are work, haha. I want to make everyone say "The music of 'MARS RED' is awesome!". Please praise me, haha. I will do my best...
【President of SIGNAL. MD Morishita Katsuji: Animation】
I remember the early days of meeting Fujisawa Bunou-san and saying "It would be nice if a stage reading by Fujisawa-san becomes an anime." I'm so glad that that day has come. We would be grateful if you could give us your warm support towards this very first attempt in the anime scene.
"MARS RED" Anime Adaptation in 2021
(C)Fujisawa Bunou/SIGNAL.MD/MARS RED Production Committee
The original character project "Poccolies" will have an one minute short animations that will air every week for a year starting in Apr. 2020.
The cast of voice actors was also announced, with Morikawa Toshiyuki playing the main character Patsuhiko, and includes Hayama Shota, Furuhata Ai, Matsumoto Rika, Iwasaki Ryouta, Kohara Riko, and Aira Rin.
"Poccolies" is an original character project from Sony Digital Entertainment Services about the merry daily lives of merry creatures who enjoy meals and music with their full bellies.
Since starting an official Twitter account in Aug. 2018, they've had several projects such as selling stamps on "Line", holding an event at "SHOWROOM", being a free theme on "NAVITIME", and so on.
The anime will consist of "one-minute short animations that will make you laugh and feel at ease". Kachidoki Studios is in charge of the production. The voice actors are Morikawa Tomoyuki as the main character Patsuhiko, Hayama Shouta as Hamu, Furuhata Ai as Panda-chan, Matsumoto Rika as Oyakan-sama, Iwasaki Ryouta as Kangaroo-shi, Kohara Riko as Shiro-chan, and Aira Rin as Nioi-san. In addition, the voice actor for Niwatori is still a "Secret".
The short animation "Poccolies" will air as one-minute shorts with a total of 50 episodes from Apr. 2020 on BS Nippon Corporation, Asahi Television Broadcasting, Animax, and others. It will also stream on Animax On Demand.
"The Genie Family"'s new series in the recent 50 years, "The Genie Family 2020" will be broadcast from Apr. 11, 2020. Akubi, a daughter of Hakushon Daimao, will be the protagonist, and the story will be set in Tokyo 50 years after the previous series. Hakushon Daimao will be played by Yamadera Kouichi, and Akubi will be played by Moroboshi Sumire.
"The Genie Family 2020" is the new series of the comedy anime, "The Genie Family", which was aired 50 years ago.
The story is set in modern- day Tokyo. Akubi arrives at the place of Yodayama Kantarou, the grandson of the previous master of Hakushon Daimao Kan-chan, to be trained as a queen. Akubi experiences several queen trainings, and learns the importance of having a dream as she grows up together with Kantarou.
The theme of this anime is "the importance of having a dream", and Kantarou experiences several jobs in the modern day. There will be job trivia introduced to the fans, and it can be enjoyable not only for children but also for the adults. The familiar jokes stay the same, and the family members can enjoy it together.
In addition to Yamadera Kouichi as Hakushon Daimao, and Moroboshi Sumire as Akubi, Puta, the son of Daimao will be played by Yamashita Taiki, and Shimabukuro Miyuri will play Yodayama Kantarou.
The anime"The Genie Family 2020" will start from Apr. 11, 2020 on Yomiuri TV・Nippon TV related channels (excluding certain areas in Japan).
<Full comment is listed below>
【Nagai Yukiharu, the producer】
The greatest work in Showa era will come back to Reiwa era.
The anime has been repeatedly aired since 50 years ago, and I believe everyone in Japan knows "The Genie Family". It will take in differences between Showa and Reiwa, and I will make it enjoyable to all generations from the grandparents to the grandchildren by sharing how things were like in the period they lived.
(C) Tatsunoko Production・Yomiuri TV
Hasegawa Machiko, the original author of "Sazae-san", is about to celebrate her 100th birthday in 2020. A special commemorative show titled "Sazae-san Hasegawa Machiko Sensei 100th Birthday Special", will be broadcast on Fuji TV from 6 pm on Feb. 2 (Sun).
Hasegawa Machiko was born on Jan. 30, 1920 in Saga Prefecture as the third daughter of the Hasegawa family, she became an apprentice to Tagawa Suihou, the creator of "Norakuro", which she loved reading since she was 14 years old. In the following year, at the age of 15, she made her debut as professional manga artist.
The serialization of "Sazae-san" started when Hasegawa was 26. The series continued for a long period of 28 years, but during that time Hasegawa suddenly set off on a long-term overseas trip, since she was stressed out for the work.
The comic essay "Sazae-san Tabi Aruki" will be animated for the first time in "Sazae-san Hasegawa Machiko Sensei 100th Birthday Special".
Hasegawa, who loved traveling like no other, went on a number of trips to her interested cities both in Japan and abroad, during her busy writing activities. The animated version will be depicting the writer in her interesting travels.
Toda Keiko, who is an active actress in the entertainment world, will be playing Hasegawa Machiko. Toda also played the role of Hasegawa in the special animation "Sazae-san Uchiakebanashi", which was broadcast on Dec. 26, 2010 to commemorate the 65th anniversary of "Sazae-san" 's birth. As this is the second time, Toda's cheerful voice will make the show more exciting than ever.
In addition, the regular episodes will be also prepared, including "Aa ga yomemasu ka?", "Kaa-san no Wasuremono", and "Masuo
<Full comments are posted below>
[Role of Hasegawa Machiko: Toda Keiko]
I had played the role of Mrs. Hasegawa in "Sazae-san Uchiakebanashi" previously. Now I'm very honored that they called me again to play the part in the main story of "Sazae-san". The recording was very hard to make since I did all the talking (laugh).
I'm really proud to be on the great show of "Sazae-san". I was also glad to see some of the regular performers. It was as if Midori Katou was Sazae-san itself, she has a powerful aura with great energy! I learned a lot from watching her performance. I've been, and I will always be a fan of "Sazae-san".
(C) Hasegawa Machiko Museum of Art
The 3rd Season of the "Baki" anime series, "Hanma Baki" has been decided to be produced as a Netflix original anime series. A teaser was released along with the announcement.
The "Baki" series is originally a fighting manga serialized in "Weekly Shonen Champion" from Akita Shoten.
It depicts the fierce battles between the various martial artists centering around the protagonist, Hanma Baki, the youngest champion of the underground arena, and his father, Hanma Yuujirou, who is called the "Strongest Creature on Earth".
The anime "Hanma Baki" is the sequel of the "Great Chinese Challenge Saga", and will be the 3rd season of the series.
The climax of the "Greatest Father-Son Fight" finally comes to life as an anime.
Streaming/broadcast dates are yet to be announced. Let's look forward to further information.
(C)Itagaki Keisuke (Akita Shoten) / Baki Production Committee
"Horimiya (Hori-san to Miyamura-kun)" will appear as a TV anime adaptation, and will be broadcast from Jan. 2021. It is the manga by HERO and Hagiwara Daisuke, which is being serialized in Gangan. The teaser visual and cast information about Tomatsu Haruka and Uchiyama Kouki have also been revealed.
"Horimiya" is a comic based on the composition and illustration by HERO, a Web writer.
After Hori, the most popular girl in the class, and Miyamura, a gloomy fanboy met at school...... It features chou-bitansan-kei school life with love, friendship, and youth story.
Along with the announcement of the TV anime adaptation, the cast has also been revealed. Tomatsu Haruka will play Hori Kyouko, the most popular girl in the class, and Uchiyama Kouki will play Miyamura Izumi, a gloomy fanboy.
Comments from HERO, the author, Hagiwara Daisuke, the illustrator, and two cast members have arrived.
This work is directed by Ishihama Masashi, who is known for "PERSONA5 the Animation" and "From the New World". Yoshioka Takao, who is known for "Your Lie in April" and "WORKING!!", is responsible for the series composition and script. CloverWorks, which is known for "Her Blue Sky" and "The Promised Neverland", is in charge of the animation production.
In addition, the special program about the work will be broadcast on "ABEMA" on Sep. 21. Tomatsu Haruka and Uchiyama Kouki will appear, and the anime PV will be revealed for the first time.
TV anime "Horimiya" will be broadcast from Jan. 2021.
<Full comments are below.>The author, HERO.
Congratulations on the "Horimiya" TV anime adaptation!
I'm looking forward to seeing how the illustrations drawn by Hagiwara-Sensei will be.
I'd like to say thank you to all the people that have been supporting us, including the staff and cast.
The illustrator, Hagiwara Daisuke.
I'm so glad that it will be an anime adaptation.
As I look back on the days when its serialization had started, I'm deeply moved.
I'm so grateful and excited to be blessed with the wonderful staff. I'm breathing heavily. I'm also looking forward Hori-san and other characters' youth story with motion!
Tomatsu Haruka as Hori Kyouko.
I got to be a fan of this work when I read the original, and have been thinking that I want to play Hori-san.
I was very glad to be chosen in the audition.
The two protagonists are balanced like a married couple from the beginning for some reason. Hori-san is frank, kind, and reliable, but sometimes acts girlishly. I will try to play her with my best to draw out her charms.
Uchiyama Kouki as Miyamura Izumi
The original anime depicts the youthful story of the high school characters, and recreates their feelings, which makes me feel fresh.
I will try to recall the memory and feelings from 10 years ago, and play the character so that he seems lively.
(C)HERO, Hagiwara Daisuke / SQUARE ENIX, "Horimiya" Production Committee
It has been decided that the anime of the light novel "The Low Tier Character 'Tomozaki-kun'" with has exceed 1 million copies, will be broadcast from Jan. 2021. The key visual of the anime has been revealed as well.
"The Low Tier Character 'Tomozaki-kun'" is based on the light novel by Yaku Yuuki, and it has ranked in the top 10 of "Kono Light Novel ga Sugoi! (Bunko Category)" (This Light Novel is Amazing [Paperbook Category]) for four consecutive years.
Tomozaki Fumiya is a prominent gamer in Japan but is actually a loner high school student. With his motto "Life is a bad game", he encountered the academy's perfect heroine, Hinami Aoi.
Is life a bad game or a great game? Under the guidance of Hinami, the low tier character starts to conquer his life!
The key visual depicts the gathering of the main characters, including Tomozaki with Oomiya, Saitama, the setting of the work, as the background.
The cast has already been announced. Satou Gen will voice Tomozaki Fumiya, the main protagonist, Kanemoto Hisako will voice Hinami Aoi, the heroine, Hasegawa Ikumi will voice Nanami Minami, Kayano Ai will voice Kikuchi Fuuka, Shimazaki Nobunaga will voice Mizusawa Takahiro, and others. Regarding other detailed information, it will be announced on the official website and other websites soon.
TV anime "The Low Tier Character 'Tomozaki-kun'" will be broadcast from Jan. 2021.
（C）Yaku Yuuki, Shogakukan／"The Low Tier Character 'Tomozaki-kun'" Production Committee
The dark fantasy "Requiem of the Rose King" serialized in Akita Shoten's "Monthly Princess" will be made into a TV anime. It was announced in the latest 14th volume of the manga released on Sep. 16, 2020.
"Requiem of the Rose King" is a dark fantasy drawn by Kanno Aya based on Shakespeare's historical play "Richard III".
With the announcement of the TV anime adaptation and the release of volume 14, it has been decided that the first virtual talk show by Kanno Aya will be held. In addition, new goods will be released, and the special "Monthly Princess" for November (to be released on Oct. 6), "Requiem of the Rose King" will be on its cover printed in color. The special magazine comes with a total of 8 mini manga prints as a premium supplement.
At the moment, the staff/cast members and broadcasting season have not been announced. Pay attention to the follow-up!
For more information on the virtual talk show, please visit the event page.
From the TV anime "Tower of God", the preview scene of episode 6, "Position Selection", that broadcasted on May. 6 has arrived.
"Tower of God" is originally a South Korean Webtoon drawn by SIU (Slave In Utero). The publication began from 2010 on South Korea's website, "NAVER WEBTOON", and started its serialization in Japan through "LINE MANGA" from 2018, now it is translated into 28 languages.
The stage of the story sets in the "Tower of God", where there is a myth, "By reaching the top, wealth and power, anything you wish will be given."
This adventure fantasy depicts the story of a boy who has never seen the sun, "Bam", and a girl who just wants to see a star, "Rachel", entering the tower.
The title of episode 6 is "Position Selection".
Position selection has started, and members begin to make their relationships deeper along with struggling with the tasks.
And the thing that is looking and thinking about them from far away is...
TV anime "Tower of God" episode 6 "Position Selection" has broadcasted on TOKYO MX, BS11, and others on May. 6, 2020.
(C) Tower of God Animation Partners
The latest PV featuring the theme song of the TV anime adapted webtoon "Kami no Tou -Tower of God-" (start broadcasting on Apr. 1), which has collected more than 4.5 billion views worldwide, has been released. The opening theme song has been determined to be "TOP -Japanese ver.-" by the boys group from Korea, Stray Kids.
The original of “Tower of God-” is a comic by SIU, which started being serialized in 2010 at “NAVER WEBTOON” in Korea. It was serialized in Japan through "LINE Webtoon" in 2018 and is currently translated into 28 languages.
For the boy "Twenty-Fifth Bam", who had never seen the sun, the girl "Rachel", whopursued the starry sky, was his purpose of living. One day, the door of a legendary tower, which has been passing down that "If you climb to the top of the tower, you will be given whatever you want, even money and power", appears in front of "Rachel". Just to pursue the starry sky, "Rachel" leaves "Bam" and enters the Tower of God. "Bam" follows her and heads to the Tower of God.
As the story progresses, the growth of the boy "Bam", the relationship between "Rachel" and him, and the secret of the Tower of God hidden behind it, become unveiled.
The latest PV released this time has lyrics displayed in good rhythm to the new song "TOP -Japanese ver.-" by Korean boys group, Stray Kids, who just made its debut in Japan on Mar. 18. It has a glimpse of the worldview and the theme of the work.
The TV anime "Kami no Tou -Tower of God-" will be broadcast on TOKYO MX, BS11, and others on Apr. 1, 2020
(C) Tower of God Animation Partners
The broadcast date of TV anime series adapted from the webcomic "Tower of God", which exceeded 4.5 billion views worldwide, has been decided on Apr. 1, 2020. Along with it, the main visual and a promotional video have been revealed.
The main cast members were also announced including Ichikawa Taichi playing the role of the protagonist Bam, and Hayami Saori playing the role of the heroine Rachel. Comments were received from the cast as well.
"Tower of God" is originally a digital comic by SIU which started its serialization in "NAVER WEBTOON" in Korea from 2010. In 2018, it was serialized in Japan through "LINE Manga" and is currently translated into 28 languages.
For the boy "Bam" who has never seen the sun, the little girl "Rachel" who loves looking up at the starry sky was all he had. One day, a legendary tower's gate appears in front of "Rachel". It is said that, "If you climb to the top of the tower, you will be given whatever you want, fortune or power". To get close to the starry sky, "Rachel" decides to leave "Bam" behind and enter the Tower of God. "Bam" heads to the Tower to follow her tracks.
It is a story that revolves around the growth of the young boy "Bam" and his relationship with "Rachel", along with the secrets hidden behind the Tower of God which are gradually revealed.
The main cast members are; Ichikawa Taichi voicing the protagonist Bam, Hayami Saori playing the role of the heroine Rachel, and Otsuka Houchuu voicing Headon, the guardian of the Tower's first floor.
The main visual depicts six characters with the protagonist "Bam" placed in the center. The expression of "Rachel", who is drawn next to "Bam", looking down to the sky lets you imagine the difficulties they encounter during their journey.
In the promotional video, various characters including Bam, Rachel, Headon, and a few others are shown in a tense world where every character's desire and intent are in conflict with each other.
From "ABEMA", top five new anime of "the final ranking", which has been streamed on Apr. 2020, has been announced. "Kaguya-sama: Love is War Season 2 " has won 1st on both total views and comments. It has achieved the double crown.
This "final ranking" was made by originally collecting the total views of the first broadcast of 1st to 12th episode and missed views on "ABEMA Video" of the anime, which has been streamed from Apr. 2020, and number of comments on the first broadcast of 1st to 12th episode.
※The result of some anime, which has total 13 episodes was converted to 12 episodes using the average.
1st of the total views comes "Kaguya-sama: Love is War Season 2", which is the second season of the TV anime. It has won 1st place on both "Initial velocity ranking" and "Intermediate ranking", which shows its high popularity.
2nd comes "The 8th son? Are you kidding me?", which describes the reincarnation in a different world.
3rd comes "Princess Connect！Re:Dive", which is based on the social game.
Furthermore, 4th comes "My Next Life As a Villainess: All Route Lead to Doom!" and 5th comes "Gleipnir".
While for the total comments, 1st comes "Kaguya-sama: Love is War Season 2" and achieve double crown in the "final ranking".
2nd comes "Princess Connect！Re:Dive", 3rd comes "My Next Life As a Villainess: All Route Lead to Doom!", followed by "Gleipnir" in 4th and "The 8th son? Are you kidding me?" in 5th.
"ABEMA" is currently streaming the top five of "final ranking". If you haven't watched yet, check out the hit works.
"ABEMA" Spring 2020 Anime Final Ranking
1st "Kaguya-sama: Love is War Season 2"
2nd "The 8th son? Are you kidding me?"
3rd "Princess Connect！Re:Dive"
4th "My Next Life As a Villainess: All Route Lead to Doom!"
・Number of Comments
1st "Kaguya-sama: Love is War Season 2"
2nd "Princess Connect！Re:Dive"
3rd "My Next Life As a Villainess: All Route Lead to Doom!"
5th "The 8th son? Are you kidding me?"
"Kaguya-sama: Love is War Season 2"/(C)Akasaka Aka／SHUEISHA・Kaguya-sama Production Committee
"Princess Connect！Re:Dive"／(C) Anime "Princess Connect！Re:Dive" Production Committee
"The 8th son? Are you kidding me?"/(C)Y.A/MF Books/"The 8th son? Are you kidding me?" Production Committee
"My Next Life As a Villainess: All Route Lead to Doom!"/(C)Yamaguchi Satoru・Ichijinsha/Hamehura Production Committee
"Gleipnir"/(C)Takeda Sun・Kodansha/Gleipnir Production Committee
After welcoming the last episode of the TV anime "Kakushigoto", the manga has also welcomed the last chapter on "Monthly Shounen Magazine Aug. Issue" that is currently on sale. The last volume, volume 12 of the original manga will be on sale from Jul. 17, 2020.
"Kakushigoto" is a manga by Kumeta Kouji and is serialized on "Monthly Shounen Magazine". It a story about "A manga artist father X daughter" that is filled with love, and laughter and is slightly emotional. The finale and the last volume of the story, volume 12, where the TV anime had ended earlier, will be on sale on Jul. 17.
The WEB radio "Kakushigo Talk" vol. 2 YouTube ver. is currently available. The vol. 2 is handled by Kamiya Hiroshi (as Gotou Kakushi) and Takahashi Rie (as Gotou Hime) as a guest.
The special compilation version, SpecialCD, which includes the unrevealed part of "Kakushigo Talk" vol. 1 and vol. 2, will be included in "Kakushigoto Blu-ray & DVD Vol. 3" that will be on sale on Aug. 28.
The last chapter of "Kakushigoto" can be seen at "Monthly Shounen Magazine" that is currently on sale. The last volume, volume 12 will be on sale from Jul. 17.
（C）Kumeda Kouji・Kodansha／Kakushigoto Production Committee
We are now in late June. Many of the new spring 2020 TV anime titles have reached their last episode.
Due to the spread of the new coronavirus, many spring anime have been postponed. Which are the most popular titles among the fans?
Here at Anime! Anime! we conducted a reader survey asking, "Which is the best anime in spring 2020 (April)?". During the survey period between Jun. 18 to Jun. 25, a total of 175 responses were received. The gender ratio featured almost the same number of votes with 48% male and 52% female. The age group was about 38% for those under the age of 19, and about 30% for those in their 20s, mainly focusing on youngsters.
■From the bond between father and daughter to the love story of geniuses, to the mysterious curse... Noteworthy works appear in the ranking!
The 1st place goes to "Kakushigoto" with an approval rating of about 18%.
Some comments have been received such as, "The original story has been adapted from manga to anime faithfully. The ending was also wonderful", and "The entire series was like a painting, a really beautiful work of art". Fans also praised the last episode, "It made me laugh every time, and I cried so hard in the last episode that I got my clothes wet!", and "I cried at the last episode".
The 2nd place goes to "Kaguya-sama: Love is War" with an approval rating of about 16%.
Many fans appreciated how the series entertained them since the first season, which was broadcast in 2019; "It was very interesting since the first season", and "I felt that the cast and staff members gave it their all. The gag episodes, in particular, were filled with a lot of parodies, and also the changes in the relationship between Kaguya and the president were always exciting and fun!".
We also received comments about the new characters of the last season, "With the new characters such as Miko-chan, the work has become even more interesting".
The second season of "Fruits Basket" ranked in 2nd place with the same percentage of votes (16%).
It has been over 15 years since the conclusion of the original work, and the series is still loved. Comments have been received; "The first manga I bought with my pocket money was 'Fruits Basket'. After 10 years since its conclusion, I was looking forward to seeing the full version of the anime", and "There are a lot of fascinating characters which feature both warm and dark sides. I can't wait to see the rest of the story since it is also called 'Bible'".
In addition, the ranking based only on the male votes sees "Kaguya-sama: Love is War" in 1st place, "My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom!" in 2nd place, and "Kakushigoto" in 3rd place. The female side sees "Kakushigoto" in 1st place, "Fruits Basket" second season in 2nd place, and "My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom!" in 3rd place.
Regarding "My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom!", many comments praised the cuteness of the main character Catarina; "I fell in love with her cuteness and kind personality", and "She is so adorable! It was very fun to see, and I was also touched by some scenes".
■Let's introduce other comments!
"Argonavis from BanG Dream!", "The female characters are very famous in the series, but also the boys' ver. is very interesting to watch".
"Ascendance of a Bookworm", "Both the original manga and the anime are very interesting" and "I can well understand the feelings of the protagonist. The depiction of the characters is also very well done".
"Wave, Listen to Me!", "The speed of Minare's talking was great" and "Too much fun in every episode".
Although the spring anime have had a rough start, the ranking includes the most anticipated new works and notable sequels.
"Which is the best anime in spring 2020 (April)?"
2. "Kaguya-sama: Love is War"
2. "Fruits Basket" 2nd season
4. "My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom!"
5. "Argonavis from BanG Dream!"
5. "Ascendance of a Bookworm" (Part 2)
7. "Sing "Yesterday" for Me"
7. "Tower of God"
9. "Wave, Listen to Me!"
11. "Woodpecker Detective's Office"
11. "Tomica Kizuna Gattai Earth Granner"
13. "Legend of the Galactic Heroes: The New Thesis (NHK ver.)"
13. "Shin Sakura Wars: The Animation"
13. "The 8th Son? Are You Kidding Me?"
13. "Princess Connect! Re:Dive"
13. "Blade of the Immortal"
20. "ULTRAMAN (terrestrial broadcast)"
20. "Shachibato! President, It's Time for Battle!"
20. "Dropkick on My Devil!"
(Response period: Jun. 18 - Jun. 25, 2020)
To commemorate the last episode of the last episode of the TV Anime "Kaguya-sama: Love is War Season 2", the "Kaguya Day", which will span for 14.5 hours, featuring a re-wind on the past episodes and an original program will be held on Jun. 27 in ABEMA.
"Kaguya Day" will have a broadcast of all the episodes of the first season that was broadcast on 2019 and a re-winde on the second season that is currently broadcasting. It will also have an original program "Kaguya-sama's room" featuring Koga Aoi (voice of Shinomiya Kaguya), Furukawa Makoto (voice of Shirogane Miyuki), Kohara Konomi (voice of Fujiwara Chika), and others. This event will span for 14.5 hour.
"Kaguya DAY" will start on the 9:30 AM on Jun. 27 (the broadcast date of the last episode of "Kaguya-sama: Love is War Season 2") in ABEMA.
（C）Akasaka Aka／Shueisha・Kaguya-sama: Love is War Production Committee
Key visuals and 12 additional cast members of the TV anime series "Taiso Samurai", which will start broadcasting from Oct. 10, have been announced. Also, on Oct. 3, a special program will be broadcast just before the broadcast.
"Taiso Samurai's" story is set in the Japanese men's gymnastics world in 2002. It is also attracting attention as the first work in the "NUM Animation" frame, which is TV Asahi's late-night anime broadcast spot.
The key visual released this time shows 4 people, the main protagonist gymnast, Aragaki Shoutarou (voice: Namikawa Daisuke), Leonardo (voice: Ono Kensho), Shoutarou's daughter, Rei (voice: Honnizumi Rina), and gymnast, Minamino Tatsuo (voice: Kaji Yuki) in the center, surrounded by various gadgets such as gymnastics equipment, stuffed animals, and mobile phones arranged in the background.
Moreover, a total of 12 people, including Tanaka Atsuko, Mitsuishi Kotono, Yamaguchi Kappei, Yoshino Hiroyuki, and Mizuki Nana, have been announced as additional cast. Also, Hirakawa Daisuke, Ishikawa Kaito, Ono Daisuke, Kawanishi Kengo, Kamiya Hiroshi, Tanaka Minami, Koyama Rikiya, and others will appear.
And on Oct. 3, one week before the anime broadcast, a "special program just before the broadcast" will be shown. This program not only introduces the charm of anime but also explains the appeal of gymnastics in an easy-to-understand manner even for beginners.
The TV anime "Taiso Samurai" will be broadcast from Saturday, Oct. 10, 2020, at 1:30 pm on the TV Asahi "NUM Animation" frame.
(C) "Taiso Samurai" Production Committee
It has been almost 3 years since the last "WIXOSS" anime, which is linked to the world of "WIXOSS", Takara Tomy's trading card game that targets older age groups. The 5th anime of the series, "WIXOSS DIVA(A)LIVE" has been announced to be broadcast from Jan. 2021.
The new "WIXOSS" is a 3 on 3 team battle, and pre-built decks of 4 teams from the new anime will be released.
In "WIXOSS DIVA(A)LIVE", the characters from the "selector" and "Lostorage" series and the story has been reformed, and a completely new story centering on the battels of DIVAs, teams that consists of 3 LRIGs. Popular illustrator/VTuber Shigure Ui designs the fascinating characters that are indispensable to the "WIXOSS" world.
The anime, which will be broadcast from Jan. 2021, is produced by J.C. STAFF under the supervision of director Matsune Masato. Cast members include Fukuzumi Saya as Asu Hirana, Shiraishi Haruka as Sakigake Rei, and Hoshinoya Shizuku as Onko Akino.
In "DIVA Selection", the new format of the trading card game, the conventional 1 on 1 battles in which the players summons a "LRIG", the main character of the battles, has transcended into a 3 on 3 team battle.
2 Assist LRIGs are placed next to the Center LRIG, and the new element "Peace Cards" trigger special moves. This will shorten the matches and make it much easier for you to enjoy the battles.
The new anime "WIXOSS DIVA(A)LIVE" will be broadcast from Jan. 2021, and the linked trading card game will be releasing "WIXOSS TCG Pre-Built Deck DIVA DEBUT DECK No Limit / Card Jockey / Uchuu no Hajimari (Beggining of Space) / DIAGRAM" and "WIXOSS TCG Booster Pack GLOWING DIVA" on Jan. 16, 2020.
Also, "WIOSSLAND -W.I.S.H. in-", a battle RPG app for iOS and Android based on "WIXOSS", is accepting pre-registration.
(C)TOMY (C)LRIG / Project WDA
"Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon" (broadcast from Oct. 3, 2020) is a TV anime that depicts a new story of the "Inuyasha" world. Kimura Ryouhei as Kohaku, Urao Takehiro as Hisui, and Fairouz Ai as Takechiyo were announced as additional cast members along with comments from them.
The anime develops around Towa and Setsuna, who are the twin children of Sesshoumaru from "Inuyasha", and Moroha, the child of Inuyasha and Kagome.
Under the supervision of director Satou Teruo, who was the assistant director in "Inuyasha: The Final Act", story editor Kumazawa Katsuhiko is in charge of the original story, with the original author Takahashi Rumiko as the main character designer.
A new Sengoku story is developed by the "Inuyasha" anime series staff, including Hishinuma Yoshihito as animation character designer and Wada Kaoru as music composer.
It was announced that Kimura Ryouhei, Urao Takehiro, and Fairouz Ai will be joining the cast members Matsumoto Sara as Towa, Komatsu Minako as Setsuna, and Tadokoro Azusa as Moroha.
Their roles are Kimura as Hisui's uncle, Kohaku, head of the yokai extermination shop, Urao as the son of Miroku and Sango, Hisui, who works with Setsuna and Towa as a member of the yokai extermination shop, and Fairouz as the baby tanuki yokai, Takechiyo, who works at "Kabaneya" that handles bounties and remains of youkai.
Let's look forward to seeing the fated half-demon princesses, along with the characters who support them and their voice actors.
TV anime "Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon" will start from 5:30 P.M. Oct. 3 on Yomiuri TV and Nippon TV channels. It will also be available on various streaming services for free, a monthly fee, or pay-per-view.
I have a strange, uplifting feeling as if I'm traveling through time when I get to be a part of a work that I used to be a viewer of as a child.
I hope we can make it a work that both original fans and new viewers will be able to enjoy! Akko-san! Let's do this together!
The first CD I bought with my allowance in elementary school was the theme song of "Inuyasha".
It's like a dream to be able to be part of such a work. I wish I could tell the child me, who used to play pretend and say "Kazaana!" or "Hiraikotsu!".
I will run through the new era along with Hisui so that everyone can enjoy the work, both the fans from before and those who come across the "Inuyasha World" for the first time!
Hi, I'm Fairouz Ai, and I will be playing Takechiyo!
I never thought I would be a part of the "Inuyasha World", which I used to watch as a child, as a voice actor, so I'm really excited!
Takechiyo's cheeky attitude is fun to watch, so please look forward to the humorous dialogue with the other characters!
(C)Takahashi Rumiko / Shogakukan, Yomiuri TV, Sunrise 2020
The completely new TV anime series "SHAMAN KING" will be broadcast on TV Tokyo from April 2021, and the teaser visual and teaser PV have been released.
In addition to Youko Hikasa, who plays the main protagonist Asakura Yoh, comments from the cast who stay from the broadcast of 2000, Konishi Katsuyuki as Amidamaru, Hayashibara Megumi as Anna, and Takayama Minam as Hao, have also arrived.
"SHAMAN KING" is a fighting story about Asakura Yoh, one of the "Shamans" who can interact with gods and spirits and aims to become the king of the stars "Shaman King", who can control everything in this world, battles for a position in "Shaman Fight", which opens once every 500 years.
The original manga by Takei Hiroyuki is currently serialized under the title "Shaman King: Super Star" in "Shonen Magazine Edge".
The teaser visual released this time, shows Yoh facing the front with a dignified expression holding "Harusama".
The teaser PV shows Yoh facing Hao, Amidamaru, and Anna, while Yoh stays in the Over-Soul form "Spirit of Sword Hakuho". Please, check out the finished broadcast in April 2021.
As for the cast, Hikasa Youko will be playing the main protagonist, Asakura Yoh. Konishi Katsuyuki will be playing the role of Amidamaru, Hayashibara Megumi will be playing the role of Anna, and Takayama Minami will be playing the role of Hao, as they have been doing from the TV anime series in 2000.
Moreover, the production staff includes director Furuta Jouji known for "The Seven Deadly Sins" and "Gekijouban Uta no Prince-sama: Maji Love Kingdom", Yonemura Shouji as a scenarist, Sano Toshihiko as character designer, Hayashi Yuki as the music director, Mima Masafumi as the sound director, and Bridge (("FAIRY TAIL "etc.)) will be responsible for the animation production.
The TV anime series "SHAMAN KING" will be broadcast on TV Tokyo from April 2021.
Asakura Yoh: CV Hikasa Youko
Q1. Could you tell us about the charm of this work?
I think that it is because of Takei Hiroyuki's skills in drawing things that are usually associated with the fear, spirits, graves, and Osorezan, in a pop style.
Maybe ghosts aren't scary, but if there are Amidamaru and others, who I would love to meet! I think that the attractive character image is one of the strong points.
I love Yuru, who every time finishes with a gag, and everyone's facial expressions at that moment.
The music is also great, and I remember that Hayashibara-san's songs "Over Soul," "Northern lights," and "brave heart" shook my childhood heart at that time.
Q2. Could you tell us about your feelings for playing the character Asakura Yoh?
To be honest, I felt a lot of pressure!
But I'm the one... I love Yoh, Anna, and their friends, and I want to play Yoh in a way that only I can do.
Some of my colleagues are veterans who I saw before I became a voice actress.
Being surrounded by such people and having a conversation together during recording is a blessed chance that I haven't got before in my acting career.
It would be great if I could be like that, just as Yoh grow little by little and is recognized by the people around.
I will do my best, even if it's hard! Thank you for your support!
Amidamaru: CV Konishi Katsuyuki
Q1. Could you tell us about the charm of this work?
As a guy, I like battles. With enemies who gradually become stronger.
I was especially excited to see what kind of spirits would come out. A spirit is a spirit, so anything is possible, right? LOL
And there are no bad guys. Each person has their own feelings.
And Yoh-kun's way of life is wonderful. "Everything will work out in the end" is a good saying.
Q2. Please give a few words to your fans who are looking forward to you playing Amidamaru again.
As the lyrics of "Over Soul" say, "Revived", this is also thanks to everyone who has loved and supported "SHAMAN KING" for many years. I would like to run through with Haden and Amidamaru. I am looking forward to seeing Amidamaru again.
I'm with you. I'm really excited! Thank you very much! "SHAMAN KING" Thank you! !!
Osorezan Anna: CV Hayashibara Megumi
Q1. Could you tell us about the charm of this work?
Good adjustment, just good adjustment.
True strength, pride, and grace
True kindness, weakness, and escape.
It is a work that shakes the soul that cannot be seen at a glance.
Q2. Please give a few words to your fans who are looking forward to you playing Anna again.
Sorry to keep you waiting.
Somehow, I was chosen again.
I just wanted to relax a bit, but the world isn't so sweet. I'm going to go ahead and tell you.
They're going to do something they don't want to do.
Don't complain about it all over the place where they can't see your face. From the landlady.
Hao: CV Takayama Minami
Q1. Could you tell us about the charm of this work?
Not to mention the charm of the story and characters, I think the charm is that it is full of themes to which you can sympathize with from your own experience. Friendship and love, family and siblings, courage, bonds, strength, etc. I like to see the essence that doesn't change at any time in battle.
It's also great because it's so nostalgic.
Q2. Please give a few words to your fans who are looking forward to you playing Hao again.
Thank you everyone who has been supporting "SHAMAN KING" for a long time. I also missed it when I went to the original painting exhibition and decorating goods, but I never thought that I will play Hao again. I want to turn this luck into power and put up a fight. I'm looking forward to awakening Hao from his sleep. When that time comes ... Thank you for your cooperation.
(C) Takei Hiroyuki, Kodansha / SHAMAN KING Project., TV TOKYO
The 2nd PV for TV anime Ahiru no Sora has been released and features the passionate plays of a freakishly tall basketball club member. Broadcasting information was released at the same time. The series will be aired on TV Tokyo’s channel 6 starting on October 2nd.
「BanG Dream! Girls Band Party!」 and its 4th tie-up with Lawson as of September the 3rd, has been revealed. The campaign is to give out a limited quantity of originals goods which will be sold on a first-come-first-serve basis
From TV anime "JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Golden Wind" comes blazers and pants (slacks) which can be worn together as business suits inspired by Giorno Giovanna and Bruno Bucciarati. Pre-orders are available at "Premium Bandai" until Dec. 26, 2019.
"Kishiryu Sentai Ryusoulger VS Lupinranger VS Patranger the Movie", the newest work in the "Super Sentai VS Film Series", is scheduled to be released on Feb. 8, 2020. The newest footage andscene photos have also been revealed.