The apparel and style book from the brand “yip yip”, produced the voice actress, Kobayashi Aika who is famous for her role as Tsushima Yoshiko (“Love Live! Sunshine!!”) and also active as a singer, will be on sale at the general fashion site “MAGASEEK” for a limited period until Feb. 28.
“yip yip” is a brand started by the partnership between the voice actress Kobayashi Aika and Gyoba Yumi, the project designer of the fashion brand “didizizi”.
It was created with the idea of want to finding items, “Want to be together every day” with the concept of “filled with fun and playful feeling”.
The item on sales are; an oversizedoversize BIG hoodie with the design of Kobayashi peeking out behind the Kuma-san (bear), pants and skirts with a 2-way specification between the chic look and the slight purple design by opening or closing the fastener. Other than that, the sacoche bag with “yip yip” tape logo decoration, backpack and the style book that is filled with Kobayashi obsession, which made up a total of 6 items.
The cover pages for the latest volume of the visual book that approach toward the voice actress's real appearance, "My Girl" were unveiled. The 1st Cover (front cover page) is the recently solo debuted Kobayashi Aika while the 2nd Cover (back cover page) is Ogura Yui who just released her 11th single "I・LOVE・YOU!!". This magazine contains interview and photos of the two girl in the cover pages.
The 1st Cover (front cover page) of the latest volume of "My Girl", "vol.29" featured the singer and voice actress, Kobayashi who voiced Tsushima Yoshiko from the School Idol Project "Love Live! Sunshine!!" and also active as a member of Aquors.
There are approximately 35 pages of special article on Kobayashi's long interview and photos. Other than that, there is also an interview with her new single "NO LIFE CODE"'s producer, Tashiro Tomokazu, and the liner note: charms of Kobayashi singing voice, introduced by the music production group (Q-MHz, Saeki YouthK, Yashikin, and eba).
Tano Asami and Aoyama Yoshino are featured in the section "Kobayashi Aika that her friends knew" and talked about Kobayashi who are quite close even during their private life.
The 2nd Cover (Back Cover Page) featured Ogura Yui who just released her 11th single "I・LOVE・YOU!!". The special 15-page article includes the long interview featuring her "ongoing" life and special photographs. There is also a photo where she is experiencing the "solo yakiniku". Do check out the Q&A corner in her special article to find out on the reasons why she wanted to do the "solo yakiniku".
In the same special article, there is a comment about Ogura's charm and her impression from her label mate Uesaka Sumire and Minase Inori.
"My Girl vo.29" will also feature Minase Inori, Touyama Nao, Saitou Shuka, Aida Rikako, Hayami Saori, Uesaka Sumire, and Uchida Aya. The volume will approach toward the famous voice actress's true appearance with the common theme "Living in your own way".
"My Girl vo.29"will be on sale on Feb. 21, 2020 and the price is 1,500 JPY (tax excluded).
Moreover, the designs of the bonus poster and the original licensed bonus of Animate, Gamers, and Amazon was revealed. Detailed information can be found in the product page.
"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
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.