It is released that the lineup of the original apparel brand “en.360°” by the voice actor Kaji Yuki.
At the same time, the collaboration product between this brand and “TOKYO CULTUART by BEAMS” will be on sales, and “en.360°” debut event featuring Kaji Yuki will also be held. Furthermore, the BOOK with goods by Takarajima-sha have been arrived.
“en.360°” is an original apparel brand by Kaji besed on “fate” and “human connections” that he is treasured together with the thoughts of “things that can be worn for 365 days” and “to exceed the 360° (circle)”.
As it is center on Kaji’s “things that I want to wear”, who has a strong concern on his fashion, his personality and creativity is reflected on the design draft, material selection, and even the most detailed part. He is aiming to create a “comfortable” item that is focused on both easy to wear, and convenience.
All the products (except the collaboration product with “TOKYO CULTUART by BEAMS”) that are shown can beordered in advance from 9pm on Feb. 19, 2020.
Furthermore, in the “en.365°” DEBUT EVENT that will be held on Mar. 4, 2020, the producer Kaji himself will make an appearance. Other than the introduction the highlights of the brand and the 2020S/S latest item, an exhibition on the products sample and pre-orders are planned to be held in the venue.
As the second announcement of the Japanese dub of "Dolittle" (in theaters from Mar. 20, 2020), 23 voice actors including; Fujiwara Keiji, Ono Daisuke, Paku Romi, Nakamura Yuuichi, Saitou Souma, Sawashiro Miyuki, Hanazawa Kana, and others were announced.
We have received comments from each of them.
"Dolittle" is an action-adventure created by the staff and cast of "Alice in Wonderland" and "Maleficent", based on the 100-year old worldwide best-seller.
Dr. Dolitte, a veterinarian who can communicate with animals, goes on an adventure to a legendary island to find the sole cure to save the young queen from her illness.
23 voice actors were announced as the second announcement of additional voice casts; Fujiwara Keiji, Ono Daisuke, Paku Romi, Nakamura Yuuichi, Saitou Souma, Sawashiro Miyuki, Hanazawa Kana, etc.
Their roles are; Fujiwara as the protagonist Dr. Dolittle, Ono as Chee-Chee the gorilla, Park Romi as Dab-Dab the duck, Nakamura as Yoshi the Polarbear, Saitou as Jip the dog, Sawashiro as Tutu the fox and Hanazawa as Betsy the giraffe.
Other roles are; Kuroda Takaya as Kevin the squirrel, Kayano Ai as Mini the sugar glider, Sugita Tomokazu as James the dragonfly, Inoue Kazuhiko as Don Carpenterino the ant, Suwabe Junichi as the rabbit, Ikeda Shuuichi as Barry the tiger, Mori Katsuji as Lord Badgley, Ootsuka Houchuu as Dr. Blair Müdfly, and Ootsuka Akio as Rassouli.
Masuda Toshiki, Takeuchi Shunsuke, Sawashiro Chiharu, Fukuhara Ayaka, Tachibana Tatsumaru, Seto Asami, and Tomari Asuna will also be making a voice appearance. This great line-ups of voice actors for this dubbing will surely enliven the great adventure of Doctor Dolittle with his unique animal friends.
The movie "Dolittle" will be in theaters from Mar. 20, 2020.
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【Fujiwara Keiji as Dr. Dolittle】
It's a cheerful movie for both children and adults. Each character is unique and you can see how much Robert Downy Jr. enjoyed playing the role. Please look forward to the release of the film! I assure you it will be amusing!
【Ono Daisuke as Chee-Chee the gorilla】
You may think of a gorilla as a tough and confident animal, but Chee-Chee is kind and delicate.
I tried to express the gentleness and wiseness of the gorilla aka "sage of the forest" with my voice. The movie is great entertainment for all ages. Please enjoy the Japanese dub of all the animals speaking! I hope you can feel the pure feelings of animals, which isn't that different from our world.
【Park Romi as Dab-Dab the duck】
I'm happy to be a part of such a lovely and heartwarming adventure. I was knocked out by Dab-Dab's playfulness during the recordings. I wish I could meet Dr. Dolittle.
It doesn't matter if you already know Dr. Dolittle or not. Anyone can enjoy this movie full of surprises, excitement, and love. Please come and watch it!
【Nakamura Yuuichi as Yoshi the polerbear】
To tell you the truth, the recordings haven't finished yet and I'm still working on what kind of character to portray him as. The other members are all so unique and the movie is fantastic making it a very difficult but exciting challenge. It is a wonderful drama that can be enjoyed by everyone in the family. If you're with a young child, I highly recommend watching it in the Japanese dub!
【Saitou Souma as Jip the dog】
I'm Saitou Souma and I will be voicing Jip.
I really enjoyed the animals' comical expressions and conversations! It has been a while since my last voicing job, but it was still an exciting experience. Jip is very loyal yet has some cute sides making the recording very interesting. Dr. Dolittle is of course, unique and cool, but also the movie itself has a great story and amazing images! I myself am looking forward to watching the Japanse dub! Please look forward to it!
【Sawashiro Miyuki as Tutu the fox】
It's so lively to the eye! The various characters, which make an impression even to the ear, made me smile throughout the whole movie. I joined in as the wanted (for some reason) fox. My transportation is a giraffe, haha... I guess the view is great, but it must be a dangerous ride... She seems to love the thrill.
The Japanese dub has some animal and voice combinations that are so funny it will make you laugh just thinking back upon them! I hope you will enjoy it at the theaters.
【Hanazawa Kana as Betsy the giraffe】
The conversations between Dr. Dolittle and the unique characters are so funny! Betsy the giraffe, that I am voicing, is a tomboy but can be reliable at the right moments. I was told to aim for that girl who used to be mischievous. She was running in most of the scenes and it made me wonder how good it would feel to run with such long limbs. Please join the grand and exciting adventure of Dr. Dolittle and his friends!
【Kuroda Takaya as Kevin the squirrel】
The story and images drew me in so much that I was simply enjoying the film as an audience while checking our roles!
Kevin is a bit saucy but cowardly squirrel! I hope you will love him along with the movie itself! It's a movie enjoyable for couples and families. Please enjoy it.
【Kayano Ai as Mini the sugar glider】
I looked up about sugar gliders to prepare for the role of Mini. I was blown away by their cuteness! Their lovely round eyes and little mouth... I performed as if I myself had become small, haha.
The fantastic story will make you even more imaginative. The conversation between the playful Dr. Dolittle and the animals, which you usually don't hear speaking, will make you giggle. Please enjoy it!
【Sugita Tomokazu as James the dragonfly】
I will take the role seriously so as to not make people think that the dubbing was completed as of the casting.
【Inoue Kazuhiko as Don Carpenterino the ant】
The movie is pure fun. It's full of dreams and will keep you excited throughout the whole movie. You might get that feeling of talking to animals if you have one as a pet, but this film really made me want to have conversations with them just as Dr. Dolittle does. Don Carpenterino is the boss of the ant mob. He's small but has so much dignity. I love the gap. It's really a fun movie, so please enjoy it with your family!
【Suwabe Junichi as the rabbit】
The scene of the rabbit I voiced runs by just as a rabbit does. I hope I am able to leave even a small footprint in your memory. Many lovely animals will make an appearance. It is a movie for all ages, so please enjoy it at the theaters!
【Ikeda Shuuichi as Barry the Tiger】
I usually don't have the chance to do the voice for animal characters, so it was quite a challenge, but I enjoyed myself. This is a movie for all ages, which couples and families can enjoy. I hope this will be a refresher to the hard world we live in today.
【Mori Katsuji as Lord Badgley】
I was in the anime adaption "The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle", which was aired 58 years ago in 1972, as Tommy Stubbins. Back then, I called myself Tanaka Setsuya. Well, I don't remember much from the time... My character will poison the queen to become king. I enjoyed the recording with a sense of nostalgia. I'm sure the ones who watched the movie will be moved by the warm and friendly communication between Dr. Dolittle and the animals.
【Ootsuka Houchuu as Dr. Blair Müdfly】
The first thing that came to mind was, "He's so cute..." He has a strong desire to be better than Dolittle and will do anything to accomplish that, but he's like an open book, you can almost see through him, haha. He's so charming. The cast members of the film are so talented and expressive that I was really drawn in by their acting. It is really an honor to be a part of such a movie. Please look forward to it!
【Ootsuka Akio as Rassouli】
Dolittle brings back so many memories. The CG techniques have developed so much since then. Animals look so real its as if they're really talking. Kids will definitely enjoy it. I'm also looking forward to the release, so let's enjoy the movie together!
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“Pipuru ~AI to Kekkon Seikatsu Hajimemashita~” is a sci-fi human comedy based on the novel “Pipuru” and is set in the near future of 2040 where humans can get married to an AI.
The story has various interesting characters such as the white-color-worker Kaburagi Kenichi (who chose to marry with a humanoid AI), his humanoid AI wife “Pipuru”, Fukuyama Kaede (the AI researcher that developed “Pipuru”), and others. And it depicts “the wat of AI and humans”.
Kaji was selected as the actor for the protagonist Kaburagi Kenichi due to the popularity of Kaji voicing Kaburagi Kenichi as a voice actor in the online drama “Mimi de Tanoshimu Shousetsu ‘Pipuru’ (The novel ‘Pipuru’ that can be audibly anjoyed)” that was released preciously.
Kaburagi is a plain guy who is an “enthusiastic otaku”, (the kind who don’t take much unless it’s about a topic they like but can’t stop once they start), and is not good at communicating with others. This is Kaji’s first main role in a live-action drama.
WOWOW original drama "Pipuru ~AI to Kekkon Seigatsu wa Hajimemashita~" will be broadcast from May 2020 on WOWOW Prime.
【Kaji Yuuki（as Kaburagi Kenichi）】
・Your reaction when it was decided that you will act in the live-action drama after "Mimi de Tanoshimu Shousetsu 'Pipuru'"
To think that the staff joke about this becoming a drama during the voice recording has become true...! My first reaction was a mixture of surprise, happiness and uneasiness. Nevertheless, I am glad that i am able to continue the role of Kaburagi.
・Your enthusiasm toward your first drama
As this is an unknown area for me, I am feeling both anxious and happy at the same time. ...I can't imagine what it'll be like! (laugh) Anyway, I will do my best with the co-actors and the staff.
・Message toward the viewers
As part of the cast, I am happy that "Pipuru" will be delivered to the world in a different format. We might unexpectedly see "humanity" when we are facing "AI". I hope you will enjoy this futuristic mysterious story!
【Harada Mariru (Original author of "Pipuru")】
・Regarding the drama adaptation
This is a SF novel with various romance situation based on "What will happen to human value and identity when the near-future where marriage with human form is possible?". I am really happy that this drama adaptation is done by a magnificent lineup of production staff! Moreover, the main actor Kaji-san is the voice of the protagonist Tsukinoki in the voice drama and has read this work from the draft-stage. I am looking forward from now on to his acting as he told me that this work was very interesting.
(C) 2020 Drama "Pipuru" 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.
“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
"Rurouni Kenshin: Meiji Swordsman Romantic Story" collaborates with a fashion brand SuperGroupies. Pre-orders of two apparel items are currently being accepted.
"Rurouni Kenshin: Meiji Swordsman Romantic Story" is a masterpiece that has been adapted into animated films and other various media. The line-up includes a top and bag inspired by 'Himura Kenshin', a wonderer.
Reversible Haori is filled with the true nature of 'Himura Kenshin', who has overcome his past, and is living a new life.
The front is based on the design on 'Himura Kenshin' as a wonderer. A scar on Kenshin's cheek is boldly designed with dye on the back shoulder, with maroon as a base color just like Kenshin's Kimono. The lining is inspired by the dark indigo Kimono, which he was wearing when he was living in Bakumatsu with all his energy as 'Himura Battosai'.
Sling Bag simply recreates Haimura Kenshin's past and present. This item recreates Kenshin's style as a wonderer as it enables you to use it with your both hands free.
The pattern on the strap is inspired by the blade, and the belt and buckle on the front pocket are reminiscent of 'Sakabato' and 'guard of Sakabato'.
The 'first scar on cheek' is embroidered on the flap, and it makes 'Cross-Shaped Scar' with another scar on the pocket by closing the flap, which is must-see for fans.
Pre-orders for the "Rurouni Kenshin: Meiji Swordsman Romantic Story" collaboration top and bag is accepted on SuperGroupies until May 31, 2021.
(C)Watsuki Nobuhiro / Shueisha
The reversible gown inspired by Rengoku Kyoujurou from "Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba" has been announced. Pre-orders are currently available on "Premium Bandai".
"Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Reversible Gown Rengoku Kyoujurou Model" consists of the design with the features of Rengoku's haori on one side and a stitched ornament of his sword's guard on the simple base color on another side. So, you can enjoy wearing this reversible gown based on the situation and mood.
By folding the front of the gown or the sleeve, you can enjoy the arrangement of the color distinction due to the inner design. The gown will be available in unisex size.
"Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Reversible Gown Rengoku Kyoujurou Model" is priced at 13,200 JPY (tax included).
Pre-orders are currently available on "Premium Bandai" and the shipping is scheduled for August 2021.
(C) Gotouge Koyoharu/ Shueisha, Aniplex, ufotable
The short sleeves t-shirts, which are the third collaboration items between "Jujutsu Kaisen" and Right-on, have been announced. The products have been available on Right-on online shop and certain branches since April 28, 2021.
The collaboration items lineup are consists of short sleeves t-shirts for "Mens" and "Womens".
For the "Mens" t-shirts, it will be available in white and black, with a total of 8 designs, where a single character or a gathering of all characters will be printed on the back. The available sizes are from S size to XL size and it is unisex.
For the "Womens" t-shirts, it has a round hem to give off the feminine silhouette with the refreshing color that is perfect for summer. The design will consist of a single character printed on the back.
The collaboration t-shirts between "Jujutsu Kaisen" and Right-on are priced at 3,300 JPY each (tax included) The "Mens" are available on the online shop and certain branches, and the first "Womens" t-shirts are only available on the online shop.
(C) Akutami Gege/ Shueisha, Jujutsu Kaisen Production Committee
Underwear featuring "Pokémon", including Snorlax and Slowpoke will be released on 'HIPSHOP'. Pre-orders are available on 'HIPSHOP Online Store'.
These new items are released under the same line as the underwear featuring Pokémon released in July 2020 on HIPSHOP. The line-up has a total of 12 designs with 6 new designs: Meowth, Psyduck, Slowpoke, Gengar, Snorlax, and Mewtwo. The 'Kao-don' design brings out the cuteness of Pokémon.
The line-up offers 3 sizes: M/L/LL . The item is suitable for activewear for sports and fitness due to the use of polyester fiber with quick dry function and excellent elasticity.
All the package is inspired by 'Poké Ball' to catch Pokémon.
"Pokémon" underwear is priced at 2,500 JPY (including tax). Pre-orders are currently available on 'HIPSHOP Online Store'.
(C)Nintendo, Creatures, GAME FREAK, TV Tokyo, ShoPro, JR Kikaku
A postcard book that features famous scenes from the anime "The Quintessential Quintuplets" and rare illustrations of the quintuplets in wedding dresses will be available at book stores from May 25, 2021.
"The Quintessential Quintuplets" (by Haruba Negi) is a romantic comedy that was serialized in "Weekly Shonen Magazine". The story depicts the exciting school life of Uesugi Fuutarou and the quintuplets who are completely different from each other: Ichika, Nino, Miku, Yotsuha, and Itsuki.
Over 15 million copies of comics are in circulation and even a film is scheduled for 2022.
The postcard book features illustrations of the 2nd season of the anime, "The Quintessential Quintuplets ∬", which was broadcast from January to March 2021.
The four illustrations of the quintuplets gathering together are given a special foil finish, which gives a shine to their eyes and the background, depending on the lighting. A total of 20 cards including rare illustrations of the five of them in wedding dresses, in chibi form, and famous scenes from the anime are included in the book.
"The Quintessential Quintuplets ∬" Postcard Book is priced at 1,650 JPY (tax included) and will be available at nationawide book shops and online book stores from May 25, 2021.
(C) Haruba Negi, Kodansha / "The Quintessential Quintuplets ∬" Production Committee
From "Zombie Land Saga Revenge" comes a brand new illustration for the Blu-ray purchase bonus, featuring Junko playing an electric guitar, Ai in a waitress costume, and the members of Franchouchou in swimsuits playing at the beach.
There are six illustrations in total, including Junko playing the electric guitar in the much talked about "Gekkou Survive" in Episode 4, and Ai in her original waitress costume.
There are also illustrations of Sakura, Saki, and Tae livening up their performance with towels, and Franchouchou in swimsuits playing at the beach in summer.
The TV anime "Zombie Land Saga Revenge" is currently airing on TOKYO MX and other stations every Thursday at 0:00 am.
The Blu-ray 'Zombie Land Saga Revenge' will be released on June 25.
(C) Zombie Land Saga Production Committee (C) Zombie Land Saga Revenge Production Committee
From "Moblie Suit Gundam: Unicorn" comes "MGEX 1/100 Unicorn Gundam Ver. Ka" of which the Psycho-Frame lights up with red and green. Orders are currently available on Premium Bandai.
"MGEX 1/100 Unicorn Gundam Ver. Ka" was created under the theme of the "ultimate lighting mechanism". The precisely calculated design and lighting by a new LED unit define this kit.
Controlled by a button, the main camera on the head turns on, the Psycho-Frame on the body lights up with red and green, and glows with a wave of strong and week lighting.
The newly adopted "Flexible LED Sheet" makes it possible to build it easily and save space. Based on this new technology, the first-ever Unicorn Gundam that can transform, light up, change color, and take different poses, was born.
Also, the silhouette of the whole body was created with a new mold under the supervision of Katoki Hajime.
"MGEX 1/100 Unicorn Gundam Ver. Ka" is priced at 25,300 JPY (tax included), and currently available on Premium Bandai.
(C) Sotsu, Sunrise
The items that are suitable with the lunch box inspired by "Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba" have been announced by Takara Tomy Arts. Pre-orders are available at "Character Depart".
The 3 types of items that were announced are "Clear Cutlery Set", "Clear Chopsticks", and "Lunch Box".
As the items come with a design of the familiar characters from the work, which are Kamado Tanjirou, Kamado Nezuko, Agatsuma Zenitsu, Hashibira Inosuke, Tomioka Giyuu, and Kochou Shinobu, you will be able to enjoy your lunch box together with them.
The price for "Clear Cutlery Set" and "Clear Chopstick" is 600 JPY (tax excluded) and the price for the "Lunch Box" is 800 JPY (tax excluded). Pre-orders for each item are available at "Character Depart" until May 15, 2021.
(C) Gotouge Koyoharu/ Shueisha, Aniplex, ufotable
Voice actors Shimono Hiro and Kaji Yuki played in the TV commercial "no doubt", an animated version of an original corporate tie-up novel by novelist Sumino Yoru, known for "I Want to Eat Your Pancreas".
They play as high school boys who spend time with their friends for no reason. Along with the full-length TV commercial, a making-of video and a video that includes a special interview have also been released.
"no doubt" is a coming-of-age story about two high school boys who don't have club activities or part-time jobs, and spend their time together for no reason. It depicts the ordinary, everyday life when they realize that "that was my youth" as an adult, and the Bourbon’s "rich chocolate brownies" that are with them. This is the first novel written by Sumino, who is known for "I Want to Eat Your Pancreas," and is an original corporate tie-up novel based on the theme of "respecting feelings that have no reason."
In the anime TV commercial, Shimono plays as a high school boy, Imai, and Kaji plays as his classmate, Igarashi, as well as in the previously released audio novel version.
In the special interview, they talk about their impressions of the filming, their youthful episodes related to their roles as high school boys, and their favorite things even if there is no reason for them, along with the theme of the film.
The anime TV commercial "no doubt," a coming-of-age story, in which Shimono Hiro and Kaji Yuki play as high school boys, has been released since April 13.
You can also watch all five episodes of the audio novel version of "no doubt" on Bourbon's official YouTube channel, so check it out as well.
＜Full text of the comments as follows〉
Shimono Hiro as Imai
This time, I played as Imai, but I never thought I'd get to play a part in such a coming-of-age story, and when the director explained that Imai was "the typical type of boy who lives today," which made me a little nervous as I am over 40 years old.
The story is basically from the point of view of Imai. It's a story about the indescribable and exquisite interaction between Igarashi and Imai, which makes me want to keep enjoying the atmosphere that I get from working with Kaji. The rich chocolate brownies are also a keyword in the story, so please enjoy listening to how they appear and how they are expressed. I hope you enjoy it.
Kaji Yuki as Igarashi
I've read Sumino Yoru's works before... and this newly written "no doubt" is a really wonderful story. The unstable feelings and indescribable atmosphere of adolescence were exquisitely expressed through the two boys, Imai and Igarashi. I was trembling from the moment I read the script by myself, so I was really looking forward to seeing what would happen in the recording. I think that the atmosphere of my long-time relationship with Shimono-san is reflected in the work. I'm sure you'll enjoy the taste of the "rich chocolate brownie" to the fullest through the coming-of-age episodes. Please listen to it while biting a "rich chocolate brownie". Thank you very much!
The voice actor, Kaji Yuuki is being featured as the front cover "Seiyu Animedia" April Issue, which was released on March 10, while the back cover featured Itou Kento and Nakajima Yoshiki of UMake.
Kaji Yuuki is being featured on the front cover and the front article of this magazine. It will feature an interview about the new collection line of "en.365°", the original apparel brand produced by himself, as he talked about his fixation toward fashion and the secret behind the production. It also contains the original gravure photos.
Also, the back cover and last article featured the unit UMake, which consists of Itou Kento and Nakajima Yoshiki. The article will talk about the mysterious relationship between the 2 as well as behind-the-scene of "UMake 4th Live Tour Love".
It will also feature Kamiya Hiroshi, Ogura Yui, Yuki Aoi, and others.
"Seiyu Animedia" April Issue was released on March 10, 2021. The price is 1,480 JPY (tax included), and the bromide novelty will be available in certain shops.
The lineup of the voice actor Kaji Yuuki's original apparel brand "en.365°" 2021S/S has been announced. The pre-orders have started as well.
"en.365°" is an original apparel brand by Kaji Yuuki based on "fate" and "human connections" that he treasured together with the thoughts of "things that can be worn for 365 days", and "to exceed the 360° (JPY)".
The lineup of 2021S/S includes the "T-shirts (sora) that Kaji wore during the photography and the "BackPack", where the sacoche could be detachable.
The bucket hat from the collaboration with the hat brand "CA4LA" has been announced as well. This item is fully supervised by Kaji Yuuki himself. It has a simple design yet his determination can be seen in the detailed parts, and it can be used with various clothing.
The pre-orders for "en.365°" 2021S/S have started. The look photos of the new products have been updated on the official website.
TV animation "Chibi Maruko-chan" will hold a "Four Weeks in a Row! Spring Special Month" in March. It will feature Kamiya Hiroshi and Kaji Yuuki and others as voice actors and will be full of special programs.
The "Four Weeks in a Row! Spring Special Month" will be held on March 7, 14, 21, and 28.
Kamiya-san played the role of Hiroshi, a fifth grader who loves cameras, in the episode "Fujiki, I want Sasayama-san's photo" broadcast on March 7.
Hiroshi first appeared on the show about 20 years ago and has been Kamiya's signature role ever since. This is the first time in about two years that Kamiya has played the role of Hiroshi, who is a little more mature and cool.
Kaji-san appeared in the episode "Maruko and the Cheeky Izzi" aired on the 21st as Yuji, a boy the same age as Maruko who was brought to Tomozo's friend's house when he came to visit.
In the episode, Maruko and Yuji are quarrelsome at first, but after an incident, they become friends.
The scene at the end of the episode where Yuji performs "Uirou Seller," one of the eighteen Kabuki plays for Maruko, is actually a scene that the program staff incorporated into the story after hearing Kaji-san's own "Gairou Seller" on YouTube.
The annual one-hour special to be broadcast on the 14 will feature the TV personality Ijuin Hikaru as a guest voice actor.
And on the 28, there will be a special 30-minute program to thank narrator Yamada Keaton, who will be leaving the program on the same day.
"Four weeks in a row! Spring Special Month" will be broadcast on March 7 from 6:00 to 6:30 p.m., March 14 from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m., March 21 from 6:00 to 6:30 p.m., and March 28 from 6:00 to 6:30 p.m.
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Q. It's been almost two years since Hiroshi appeared in the show, but how was it playing him after such a long time?
A. "I think Hiroshi's first appearance was about 20 years ago, but the number of times he has appeared is probably still in the single digits... Because of this rarity, I get nervous every time I remember his first appearance!"
Q. What do you and Hiroshi have in common?
A. "When I was in the fifth grade, there was a fierce NES boom. It's been more than 30 years since then, but I still enjoy playing games... I have a feeling that Hiroshi will do the same."
Q. What was your own love episode when you were a child?
A. "When I was in the fifth grade of elementary school, I liked a classmate named Saito-san. Unfortunately, I can't remember her first name... It's not that I can't remember her these days, but I can't go back in my memory and find myself remembering her. Probably, boys back then were a little embarrassed to remember girls' first names. Boys are stupid, aren't they?"
Q. What are the highlights of this episode?
A. "The highlight is Fujiki's love life. As for me, I was given the role of an announcer for the first half of the show, and I had to improvise my lines, but since the world of "Chibimaruko-chan" is in the Showa era and the setting is Shimizu City, I didn't know what kind of news I should tell, so I called out to Honda-san, the sound director, and asked for his wisdom. ... I just wanted to let you know that I had such a hard time!"
Q. How did you feel when you found out you would be participating as a guest voice actor?
A. "I was so, so happy! I was so happy...I couldn't believe it right away, so when I got the call from the office, I couldn't help but ask, "Are you sure it's Chibi Maruko-chan, the character that everyone in Japan knows?" I asked them back (lol). "Even now that the recording is over, it still feels like a dream. It's a memory that will last a lifetime!"
Q. How did you play the role of the boy Yuji?
A. "Yuji is a mischievous boy, just like any elementary school boy. But if you know the reason for his mischief, you will feel that he is a very cute boy. And then there's the occasional smile and masculinity... I was really taken aback by this gap (lol)! I'm honored to play a boy of the same age as Maruko. I hope he'll appear again someday...!"
Q. This time, the story incorporates the "Uirou" selling technique, which is also shown on YouTube.
A. "Selling 'uirou' in front of my seniors... is there anything in this world that makes me more nervous than that? No, there isn't (lol)! However, Yuji is still in elementary school. However, Yuji is still in elementary school, so I tried to make my performance more fun than delicious. I imagine that he feels proud of the "special magic" that his grandpa taught him."
Q. What are the highlights of this episode?
A. "It's an original story with a lot of scenes with just Maruko and Yuji, so I was able to talk a lot! I hope you enjoy the indescribable atmosphere that only elementary school students can create! Personally, I was happy to be able to hum the familiar tune of "Chibi Maruko-chan" (lol). Also... please pay attention to the way Yuji calls Maruko!"
(C) Sakura Production / Nippon Animation
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.