Takahashi Chiaki, a voice actress known as Miura Azusa from “THE IDOLM@STER” and such, reported on Twitter on Feb. 18, 2020, that she was hospitalized for acute appendicitis. She also reported on the current situation, “The symptoms are mild and I will come back next week.”
After 4 pm on Feb. 18, Takahashi tweeted on Twitter from her own account, “I, Takahashi Chiaki, has been currently hospitalized for acute appendicitis. Last night, I was immediately taken to a hospital because of sudden abdominal pain and eventually got hospitalized.” She continued, “I sincerely apologize to all those it may concern and fans for any inconvenience and concerns this may cause. Also, the symptoms are mild and I will come back next week,” apologized to those involved and fans, and revealed she would be discharged early.
To Takahashi’s Twitter, voice actor Inoue Kazuhiko sent a reply saying “I hope you get better soon!”, and other voices have arrived such as “I’m glad to hear that you have the mild symptoms. Take a rest and get well”, “Take care of yourself!!! I’ll be waiting forever!!”, “Don’t work too hard. Please have a good rest.”, “I learned you have the mild symptoms, but please treat them well.”, “I pray for your quick recovery. Please don’t work hard…”
By the official Twitter of the TV anime "If My Favorite Pop Idol Made It to the Budokan, I Would Die" that aired from January to March 2020, a project "Which Type Are You? You Will Know Your Favorite Type by ‘Otaku Test’ has been conducted.
Related words such as "#oshibudo" and "#allokayaman" became a trending topic, and some fans quickly found out what type of otaku they are, while other fans were hoping for a sequel, saying "Please keep up this momentum and make a second season!”
"If My Favorite Pop Idol Made It to the Budokan, I Would Die" is based on a manga of the same title by Hirao Auri, which has been serialized in Tokuma Shoten's "COMIC Ryu web". It is about an underground idol group, ChamJam, and a small following in Okayama.
In a project posted by the official Twitter account of the work on April 6, 2021, "Which Type Are You? You Will Know Your Favorite Type by ‘Otaku Test’ was conducted. By answering questions such as "I prefer cats to dogs" and "I talk too fast," users can find out their otaku type applying it to the characters in the work, such as "Eripiyo type”. In addition, it will also suggest a recommended favorite character from among the characters.
Besides the words "#oshibudo" and "#allokayaman" became a trending topic on Twitter in response to this project, many people were hoping for a second season.
By the way, I tried the test and turned out to be the realist "Yoshikawa type". I was suggested "Why don't you become a 'manager'?” for a recommended favorite character.......
The anime "If My Favorite Pop Idol Made It to the Budokan, I Would Die" is available for unlimited streaming on FOD, d-anime store, U-NEXT, and Anime Hodai, and will be streamed on Hulu and Netflix from May 1.
(C) Hirao Auri, Tokuma Shoten / Oshibudo Production Committee
Voice actress Uesaka Sumire, known for her roles as Uni/Cure Cosmo in "Star Twinkle Pretty Cure" and Anastasia in "The Idolmaster Cinderella Girls", announced on March 1, 2021 via her Twitter that she has joined Voice Kit. She has received many messages from fans in response.
In addition to appearing in anime works, Uesaka-san has been actively releasing songs and performing live shows. She is a voice actress who attracts many people with her unique character, who loves Russia and the Soviet Union and is well versed in subcultures.
On August 31, 2020, Uesaka-san left Space Craft, the agency to which she belonged until then.
On March 1, 2021, she announced on her Twitter page that she had become a member of Voice Kit after a six-month freelance period.
Along with the announcement of her affiliation, Uesaka-san commented with enthusiasm, "I will work even harder, so please continue to support me!"
Uesaka's fans responded with "Congratulations! It's a new beginning for you, graduating from freelance work and joining an agency. I'm looking forward to your future activities." and "Thank you for the happy news."
"I'll be pushing you even harder than before." These and other messages were coming one after another.
Shiina Hekiru, who played the role of Shido Hikaru in "Magic Knight Rayearth" and the role of Macrophage in "Cells at Work BLACK", has also been a member of Voice Kit since February.
It will be interesting to see how Uesaka-san, now a member of Voice Kit, will perform in the future.
On January 7, 2021, "Puella Magi Madoka Magica" celebrated 10 years since its first episode aired. On Twitter, there are many congratulatory voices saying "Congratulations on the 10th anniversary!" but also many moans such as "MadoMagi became an anime 10 years ago, I'm in despair" and "My soul gem got cloudy when I found out MadoMagi was aired 10 years ago."
"Puella Magi Madoka Magica" is an anime about a magical girl that started airing on January 7, 2011.
The director was Shinbou Akiyuki, the scriptwriter was Urobuchi Gen (Nitroplus), character designer was Aoki Ume, the animation production was Shaft, the different dimension was designed bythe space design is Gekidan Inu Curry, and the music was by Kajiura YukiYuki Kajiura.
The film hadhas attracted a great deal of attention for its cute girls' daily life, unpredictable and thrilling developments, visual expressions, avant-garde visuals, and dramatic background music.
On January 7, 2021, the 10th anniversary of the start of broadcasting, the official Twitter of "Puella Magi Madoka Magica" announced the start of the 10th anniversary project.
Fans from all over the world responded with "Congratulations on the 10th anniversary of Madomagi!" and "I still love MadoMagi!
On the other hand, for some, the fact that it's already been 10 years shocked them and saidmade them think, "Madoka Magica is 10 years old?Madoka Magica was released 10 years ago.", "MadoMagi became an anime 10 years ago, I'm in despair.", "My soul gem got cloudy when I found out MadoMagi was aired 10 years ago.", "It hurts me to know that Madoka Magica is 10 years old.", "Wait, isn't MadoMagi like 5 years old? Wasn't Haruhi 10 years ago?""It's a good thing that I'm not the only one who has a problem with this.", "I'm not sure what to make of it, but I'm sure it'll be great.", "MadoMagi, Hanasaku IrohaHanasaki Iroha, Steins;GateStave, and Anohana are already 10 years old this year..." Some people were shocked and moaned.
To commemorate the 10th anniversary of "Puella Magi Madoka Magica", a commemorative website has been opened.
Currently, a commemorative illustration by Aoki UmeUme Aoki is on show, and more celebratory illustrations from illustrators and manga artists will be released soon, so be sure to check it out as well.
(C) Magica Quartet/Aniplex/Madoka Partners/MBS
The information of the 5 cast members of the school idol group "Liella!" from the latest series of "Love Live!", "Love Live! Super Star!!" has been announced. The debut single of "Liella!" will be released in spring 2021.
"Love Live!" is a project series that depicts female high school students becoming "school idols" to make their dream come true. Up until now the group "μ's", "Aqours", and "Nijisaki High School Idol Club" were born, and various media developments, including CD release, anime, game, and live event, which have become a hot topic.
The announcement of the 5 cast members of the new school idol group "Liella!" also include the 2 people that were selected in the general audition.
The main cast members are Date Sayuri (as Shibuya Kanon), Liyuu (as Tang Keke), Misaki Nako (as Arashi Chisato), Payton Naomi (as Heanna Sumire), and Aoyama Nagisa (as Hazuki Ren). Date Sayuri and Aoyama Nagisa are the 2 people who were selected from the general audition.
Also, the original decision of choosing 1 person from the general audition has been changed to 2 people.
The release of the debut single of "Liella!" has also been decided. The title will be "Hajimari ha Kimi no Sora" and this debut single with an animation MV will released in spring 2021. The detail on the single will be announced in January 2021, so do check it out on the official website.
（C）Project Love Live! Super Star!!
The Shinko Music Mook "Ani-PASS Plus #03" will be released on April 12, 2021.
The cover is by Uesaka Sumire. She is wearing a white dress with frills and a hat, a fashion that suits her well.
In the front of the magazine, there is a 30-page special feature titled "Do you know the shape of love?" in reference to Uesaka's release of her 11th single "EASY LOVE”. It is a 30-page feature.
The back cover features Yasuno Kiyono, who talks about her thoughts on her 3rd single "Felicita/echoes".
In addition, Ogura Yui, Ishihara Kaori, Aimi, Suzuki Aina, Suwa Nanaka, and Kondo Reina are featured in this issue.
“Ani-PASS Plus #03” is scheduled for release on April 12 at a price of 1,430 JPY (including tax).
The spy action manga "Tesla Note" by the scriptwriter of "Tiger & Bunny", Nishida Masafumi, has gotten a TV anime adaptation in 2021. The information of the main cast members and staff has been revealed. The teaser visual and PV by the original character designer have been released.
"Tesla Note" is a manga written by Nishida Masafumi and Kubo Tadayoshi while the art is drawn by Sannomiya Kouta that is currently being serialized on "Weekly Shounen Magazine".
It is an action story that depicts the fight of the spies over the invention record "Note" by the genius inventor Nikola Tesla that will determine the fate of the world.
The main cast members are Kohara Konomi as Negoro Botan, Suzuki Tatsuhisa as Kuruma, Maeno Tomokazu as Takamatsu Ryuunosuke, Suwabe Junichi as Mickey Miller, and Kamiya Hiroshi as Oliver Thornton.
Also, the teaser PV depicted the scene where a train suddenly fell from the sky, which gives off the premonition of the huge scale of the action scenes in the main story.
As other information remains unknown, do check out the official website for further announcements.
TV anime "Tesla Note" will broadcast in 2021.
(C) Nishida Masafumi, Kubo Tadayoshi, Sannomiya Kouta, Kodansha/ Mission T
P.A.WORKS, known for "SHIROBAKO" and "Nagi no Asukara", has released the first key visual, PV, and additional cast members from "Shiroi suna no Aquatope" (scheduled to start airing in July 2021), a completely new original animation set in a tiny aquarium in Okinawa.
The key visual depicts four characters, Umisakino Kururu, Miyazawa Fuka, Teruya Tsukimi, and Kudaka Karin, spending time in a place they are all associated with,
In the PV, Umisakino Kukuru is struggling to achieve her dream while being watched over by the people around her, and Miyazawa Fuka, who has given up on her dream but has started on a new path after meeting Kukuru. The PV shows the two meeting and making a decision.
Waki Azumi and Lynn have also been added to the cast.
Azumi Wake will play Teruya Tsukimi, a classmate of Kukuru's and the daughter of the owner of the set menu restaurant "Kame-", and Lynn will play Kudaka Karin, who works at the tourist association in Nanjo City, Okinawa and is a good advisor to Kukuru and her friends. Waki-san and Lynn have sent in their comments.
From U35, the original character designer, we received a comment and an illustration of Tsukimi and Karin.
In addition, it was announced that ARCANA PROJECT will be in charge of the OP and Mia REGINA will be in charge of the ED. The titles of the songs have been decided as the following. For the OP theme "Tayutae, Nanairo" and ED theme "Tsukimi no Shorikago". We will have to wait and see what kind of music it will be.
The TV anime " Shiroi suna no Aquatope " is scheduled to be broadcast on TOKYO MX/BS Fuji/MBS/Ryukyu Broadcasting from July 2021.
Waki Azumi comments
Q1: What is your impression of this film?
Since the story is set in an aquarium in Okinawa, I thought it would be a very beautiful and mysterious work. The dialogue between the characters is very funny and heartwarming, but the creatures and scenery of the aquarium are very beautifully drawn, and I could feel the seriousness of the production staff!
I used to visit aquariums casually, but I think I will look at them and the aquarium staff differently in the future!
Q2: Could you give us your impression of the character you play and your enthusiasm for the role?
Tsukimi is always very excited and is the mood maker for Kukuru and the others! She likes to gossip, makes more noise than anyone else, and has a childish side to her, but her motherly side that she sometimes shows is very attractive.
She's a fun character to play because she's a bit of a joke, but she also does a lot of comedy!
Q1: What is your impression of this work?
It's a work that really strikes a chord with my personal taste. These are life-sized girls with their own problems, and the rich nature of Okinawa is expressed in beautiful pictures. I feel that the balance between the theatrical performance and the fantastic parts is exquisite. I also feel that time is flowing very slowly.
Q2: Could you give us your impression of the character you will be playing and your enthusiasm for the role?
Karin, the character I will be playing, is a little older than Kukuru and the others, so she is very strong and reliable.
However, I also feel that she is still young and has a cute side. I would like to play the role of Karin with all my heart, including her gentle side that watches over the aquarium from the outside and supports it at times.
Character Design: U35 Comment
Karin looks like a flower blooming when she smiles, and has a cute older sister image, while Tsukimi's design is more sunny and lively.
(C) project Tingara
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.