The 2nd advertisement video for Pocari, which was directed by the Japanese-style painter Shinomiya Yoshitoshi, who was in charge of the recollection scene in the movie “Your Name” and “Tokino KOUSA”, the movie played on the 4 screens of Shibuya Scramble Street, is now available on YouTube. CLAP Inc. and MAPPA Inc. is in charge of the animation production for the ad.
This series is the Pocari Sweat ads which is produced by Indonesian Company PT of Ootsuka Pharmaceutical called Amerta Indah Otsuka, and released on TV in Indonesia and on the internet.
NADA SYAKIRA AISHA, who won “Bintang SMA 2019 Audition”, the competition to look for a high school student with special skills, by playing the violin, appears in this 2nd commercial movie. She plays “Zenryoku Shonen” with Sukima Switch, creating the collaboration of live-action film and anime.
The beautiful character design and the background by director Shinomiya Yoshitoshi are there for this ads as well. He tried directing the live-action film, and the artistic watercolor-like approach is the point to see.
The 2nd Pocari Sweat ad movie directed by Shinomiya Yoshitoshi is available on YouTube.
The commercial series “HUNGRY DAYS One Piece” of Nissin Foods “Cup Noodles” in collaboration with “ONE PIECE” has started on air with the final CM titled “HUNGRY DAYS One Piece Choujou Kibasen Hen” (HUNGRY DAYS One Piece Paramount Horse Riding War Chapter) on Feb. 2020.
The story has been replaced by a horse-riding race on a sports day, and the "real face of high school student Luffy" which had not been shown previously is finally revealed.
"HUNGRY DAYS One Piece" is a collaborative anime CM series based on the theme of "One Piece" in a parallel universe, "What if the characters of One Piece lived as modern normal students in the same high school?".
There have been three installments so far; the 1st installment of “Zoro” in May 2019, the 2nd installment of “Nami” in September, and the 3rd installment of “Bibi” in December. The astonishment derived from the youthful adaptation of “One Piece” an anime for teenagers, along with the famous scenes and little stories behind it, have become a hot topic.
In the final episode of the series, "Choujou Kibasen Hen", the tone has changed completely from the previous works. The story of “Paramount War”, which is supported by many fans as being the historical famous scenario in the original anime, has been replaced by a "too hot" horse-riding race on a sports day, expressing a sense of power and realism in a one-cut shooting.
Highlights show popular characters of the series including; “Blackbeard”, who plans to scare the hell out of “Whitebeard” at the sports day, Whitebeard '', the strongest high school student who confronts him, and “Ace'' who supports the white team led by Whitebeard. It is also worth noting that Luffy, who has become a famous figure in the school now, finally reveals his real face as a “high school student”.
In addition, the voice cast includes the same actors of the original anime, including Otomo Ryuuzaburou who will be voicing Whitebeard instead of Arimoto Kinryuu, who passed away in 2019, and Tanaka Mayumi as Luffy. The voice of Kizaru has also been changed since the original voice Ishizuka Unshou passed away in 2018.
Finally, the song “Hungry Pride” by the heavy metal band Maximum the Hormone has been chosen for the music, in order to express the fierceness of the horse-riding race.
"HUNGRY DAYS One Piece Choujou Kibasen Hen" is on air nationwide from Feb. 7, 2020.
(C) Oda Eiichiro / Shueisha, Fuji TV, Toei Animation (C) 2019 EISAKU KUBONOUCHI / METEOR STREAMS
The smartphone game app “Jumpuchi Heroes”, which has a lot of “Weekly Shonen Jump” characters, started to broadcast a new TV commercial from April 21, 2021. This TV ad is about playing shiritori (Japanese word game) with the narration by Taketatsu Ayana. A comment from Taketatsu has arrived.
"Jumpuchi Heroes" is popping PRG of "Friendship, Hard Work, and Victory" that started from March 2018 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of "Weekly Shonen Jump". Under the story of taking down the demon king that put the heart of darkness in Jump characters, the historical line-up of the Jump characters are the appealing point of the app. Exciting battle by the characters can be enjoyed by simply tapping on the screen that recreates the important scenes from the original manga.
The new TV ad released this time connects the heroes and heroines from "Weekly Shonen Jump" manga with the narration by Taketatsu Ayana.
Taketatsu started the recording session relaxingly by pronouncing the names of the characters and the special moves with the rhythms. She focused on the practice of pronouncing the names rapidly, and even when she was asked, "do you want to have the character names shorter, when pronouncing rapidly?", she answered, "No, I want to continue what I am doing".
She changed the tone of her voice several times and some staff are charmed by her variety of skills.
The TV ad "Character Shiritori Arc." of "Jumpuchi Heroes" will be broadcast from April 21 around Japan except for few regions. the 2nd TV ad is upcoming on April 28.
My name is Taketatsu Ayana, and I was the narrator for this TV commercial. This world is like a dream, where all heroes and heroines from "Weekly Shonen Jump" assembled in one occasion! I want to start playing "Jumpuchi Heroes", too! Shiritori and quick reading made me feel that I was playing the game, and I really enjoyed it. If you watched the ad, please try the quick reading! Thank you.
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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 Yamashita Daiki, known for his role of Midoriya Izuku from "My Hero Academia" and Onoda Sakamichi from "Yowamushi Pedal", is the narrator for the latest animation CM of Electric Power Development Co.,Ltd. (hereafter, known as J-POWER). The CM is produced by Shirogumi, who also handled "Stand by Me Doraemon".
This "Kesshusuru Chikara (Concentration of Force)" series is an animation CM that depicts the employee of J-Power working in various location as each of them concentrate their force to open up a future filled with electricity.
The "Antei Kyuokyuu (Stable Supply)" episode and "Frontier" episode have been broadcast on the Nippon TV affiliated program "Oto no Sonority ~Sekai de Tatta Hitotsu no Oto~ (The Sound's Sonority ~The Only Sound of the World~)" that is sponsored by J-POWER Group and is also available on the special website.
Also, the special website will have a manga-style introduction of the work-scopes and thoughts of the 8 characters that appeared in the CM.
Kimura Subaru as a voice actor appears in the new web CM of 'SUUMO' as himself living in Room 301 of 'SUUMO House', where unique people live.
In the CM, he makes a decision to move out for his cat. He is looking for a room with some filters such as 'pets allowed' to live with his cat Hachi, and 'soundproof' to practice rapping and dancing. The last part of the song is a rap with vibes blaring.
An interview for Kimura Subaru has also been revealed along with the CM appearance. He talks about the reason why his house is all in red.
You can watch the new web CM of 'SUUMO' where Kimura Subaru appears at YouTube channel 'SUUMO' or 'SUUMO House' special website.
Kimura Subaru Special Interview
ーHow was the shooting?
I liked today's set designs, which was great for me as a property freak. Also, I was so happy that a painting of my cat 'Hachi' was hung on the wall behind. Please pay attention to the background on the scene where I am looking for a room with filters.
ーDo you have any preference for your house?
For me, a house is a place where I can be at ease, and relax and create things. So I chill outside, and create rhyming, write songs, or practice acting at home. It may be opposite to what you do. (laugh)
And, my house is basically unified in red. My tableware, pans, towels, and others are all red as well as my sofa and curtain that I show on YouTube. Red is motivating color, so I stick to red so that I can create a lot of things by working surrounded by red.
ーWhat do you want to do in 2021?
I have many, but in terms of my profession, I want go further than being a voice actor. I would like to challenge acting in some drama. I also want to achieve 10000K subscribers on YouTube channel. And I want to be popular with girls!(laugh)
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.