To celebrate 50th Anniversary of “Doraemon”, Shogakkan is now doing “Doraemon Front Cover Jack Campaign” in 50 magazines (scheduled), starting with “Koro Koro Comic” Mar. Issue released on Feb. 15, 2020.
Also, after Apr. Issue of “Cheese!” released on Feb. 22, 2020, on the manga magazines for ladies and girls, there will be the original illustrations on the front cover of the magazines, drawn by the popular manga artists.
“Doraemon” will appear on the front cover of “Cheese!” Apr. issue (release date: Feb. 22), the design is drawn by Fujima Rei of “Beast of the King”, “Monthly flower” Apr. issue (release date: Feb. 28), design is drawn by Iwamoto Nao of “Maroeni Kingdom's Seven Knights”, “Sho-comi” 7th issue (release date: Mar. 5), the design is drawn by Harumiya An of “Koi Shite Mogu Mogu”, and “Puchi Comi” Apr. issue (release date: Mar. 8), and the design will be drawn by Yasu Takeko of “Hitorimi Desuga Nanika?”
In addition in “Cheese!” Apr. Issue, the interview of Kimura Takuya, who participates in “Doraemon the Movie: Nobita's New Dinosaur” as a guest voice actor, and “Doraemon's Pocket Facial Paper” will come as a gift. Doraemon appears in many places not only on the front cover.
Furthermore, as part of the “Doraemon Cover Jack Campaign”, Tokiwa Ai of “Doraemon the Movie: Nobita's New Dinosaur ~Twin Kyu and Myu~” will be designing the April issue of “Chao” (release date: Mar. 1), and Fujisawa Shigetsu of “Yuzuki-san's Four Siblings” on “Betsu Comi” will be designing the cover for the April issue of “Betsukomi” (release date: Mar. 13).
From "Doraemon: Nobita's New Dinosaur", a special PV featuring two theme songs by Mr. Children has been released. Having both songs on the background, one scene of Nobita's great adventure set in the Cretaceous Period 66 million years ago has been shown.
"Doraemon: Nobita's New Dinosaur" is the 40th film in the "Doraemon Movie" series, which began in 1980. It is a completely new original story that is different from the first movie "Doraemon: Nobita's Dinosaur".
The theme songs of the movie are "Birthday" and "A Monologue with you" written by Mr. Children. For the first time in the history of "Doraemon Movie" series, double theme songs are part of the 40th film, and it is also the first time that Mr. Children, who will soon celebrate its 30th anniversary, write down two theme songs for the same work.
In "Movie Doraemon Special PV ~ Mr.Children W Theme Songs ver. ~", "Birthday", a beautiful and spirited melody that perfectly suits the story made of encounters and adventure, in contrast to "A Monologue with you", a heartwarming ballad that gently accompanies the growth and bond between Nobita and the twin dinosaurs, color both the adventure of Nobita who confronts the dinosaurs' fate, and the impressive images of dinosaurs living in the Cretaceous Period.
Actor and singer Kimura Takuya appeared on the Apr. issue of the magazine for ladies called "Oggi" for the first time in recent 20 years. He appeared on the front cover with Doraemon, who is about to release the next movie "Doraemon the Movie: Nobita's New Dinosaur", and the heart-warming scene in which Kimura kissed Doraemon appeared when they moved closed to each other.
Kimura plays the character in "Doraemon the Movie: Nobita's New Dinosaur" as a guest voice actor. Since the new movie is about the characters traveling the dinosaur era, he wore a khaki jacket to match with Doraemon in the adventure's outfit.
He commented on Doraemon by saying, "he is a special existence for me".
He mentioned when he got an offer for the character, he "was surprised. I even thought, 'Is someone trying to trick me with a TV program?', and it was that surprising event. Doraemon was there since I was born, and I was honored to be able to participate in the movie because I was familiar with it through anime and movie".
Kimura also appears in Apr. issue of "Oggi" with 10-page special interview and photos. In addition to safari fashion on the front cover, he tried on the overall with a blue jacket to match the color with Doraemon, and appears in outfits which he would not wear often.
"Oggi" Apr. Issue (Shogakkan) will be in stores on Feb. 28, 2020.
"Doraemon the Movie: Nobita's New Dinosaur" will be released nationwide in theaters from Mar. 6, 2020.
(C) Fujiko Production・Shogakkan・TV Asahi・Shinei・ADK 2020
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of "Doraemon," the Doraemon collaboration goods collection "GU + ASOKO de Doraemon," which is a first-time collaboration between the variety store"ASOKO" and the fashion brand "GU", will be released.
A large lineup of household goods such as bags, pouches, mugs, and umbrellas will be available at GU stores, ASOKO stores, and other locations nationwide on March 7, 2020.
In this collaboration collection, the variety store "ASOKO" with the concept of "Let's enjoy a surprise!" and the fashion brand "GU" with the message of "YOUR FREEDOM; Freedom to make yourself new" will work together for the first time and sell Doraemon's original goods as " Long Stories Collection".
The product lineup includes more than 50 items, from bags such as tote bags and pouches, kitchen utensils such as mugs, and household goods such as iPhone cases and pen cases.
All have original designs that reproduce familiar characters such as "Doraemon" and "Nobita", as well as special characters that appear in movies and many famous scenes, so fans should definitely check it out.
"GU + ASOKO de Doraemon" collaboration goods "Large Stories Collection" will be available on March 7, 2020, at "GU" stores, online stores, "ASOKO" stores, and pop-up stores nationwide.
(C) Fujiko Pro, Shogakukan, TV Asahi, Shinei, ADK 2020
Honda Access has announced results of the "Which anime character suits an expensive car?" in the "Survey regarding car selection and car usage in 2021".
The survey received votes from 1000 drivers between the ages of 20 to 69 that owned a private car. The result is Lupin III from "Lupin the Third" in 1st place, Honekawa Suneo from "Doreaemon" in 2nd, and Hanawa Kazuhiko also known as Hanawa-kun from "Chibi Maruko-chan" in 3rd.
Lupin III from "Lupin the Third" has taken the 1st place with a huge difference that showed its popularity followed by Honekawa Suneo from "Doreaemon" and Hanawa Kazuhiko also known as Hanawa-kun from "Chibi Maruko-chan", who are from a rich family.
The 4th place is Nakagawa Keiichi from "Kochira Katsushika-ku Kameari Kouen-mae Hashutsujo" and 5th place is Duke Togo also known as Golgo 13 from "Golgo 13". The survey result consists of rich characters as well as characters that were shown driving an expensive car in the anime.
"Which anime character suits an expensive car?" Survey by Honda Access
1st Place Lupin III 66 Votes
2nd Place Honekawa Suneo 27 Votes
3rd Place Hanawa Kazuhiko 22 Votes
4th Place Nakagawa Keiichi 15 Votes
5th Place Golgo 13 14 Votes
"Doraemon Kagami Mochi Goods" in which Doraemon and Dorami have become kagami mochi (stacked round rice cakes) are here. They are currently available on "Yuubinkyoku no Net Shop".
The "Mochi Mochi Omochi Cushion Series" is Doraemon and Dorami as kagami mochi. The large cushions have a soft touch that you can't resist. They will be a great choice to relax with during the New Year's holidays.
The "Kagami Mochi Mascot Series" is a cute, small-sized mascot. It comes with an elastic strap, so you can decorate your bag or room, or hang it anywhere you want.
"Mochi Mochi Omochi Cushion Series" and "Kagami Mochi Mascot Series" are currently available on "Yuubinkyoku no Net Shop".
(C) Fujiko-Pro, Shogakukan, TV-Asahi, Shin-ei, and ADK
"Stand by Me Doraemon 2" will be released on Nov. 20, 2020. Suda Masaki sings the theme song. Along with that, a trailer with the theme song and poster have been revealed.
"Stand by Me Doraemon 2" is a 3DCG animation, which will be released following "Doraemon the Movie: Nobita's New Dinosaur", commemorating the 50th anniversary of its manga's serialization. The previous work "Stand by Me Doraemon" was released in 2014, and earned over 8.38 billion JPY nationwide, a total of over 10 billion JPY worldwide, as its wonderful visual that pulled the viewers into the Doraemon world, and the moving story attracted a lot of people.
Suda Masaki will sing the theme song. After receiving the offer, Suda talked about his honest feeling, saying 'I am so surprised that I can sing the theme song of Doraemon, which I have been familiar with as far as I can remember.'
Also, a trailer with the theme song and poster visual have been revealed. The trailer features the heart-warming words of Nobita's grandmother that will appear in the film, which is truly moving together with the theme song. The poster visual features the wedding ceremony of Nobita and Shizuka-chan, and Draemon that has always been with them crying.
"Stand by Me Doraemon 2" will be released at IMAX 38 locations nationwide and others on Nov. 20, 2020.
（C）Fujiko Pro/ 2020 STAND BY ME Doraemon 2 Film Partners
“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
Ishida Sui, the author of the popular manga "Tokyo Ghoul," which has been made into a TV anime and live-action series, started serializing his new manga "Choujin X" on the webcomic site "Tonari no Young Jump" from May 10, 2021.
“Tonari no Young Jump", where the new manga is distributed, is a webcomic distribution site by the editorial department of "Weekly Young Jump". Under the theme of "proposing encounters with characters that you want to have next to you when you're taking a moment to relax or when you've had a bad day," the site offers manga works completely free of charge and without registration. Currently, "One Punch Man," which is also popular in anime, is being serialized.
Ishida Sui, the author of the manga "Tokyo Ghoul" and the game "Jack Jeanne" (original story, character design, scenario), has announced a new serialization. The title is "Choujin X", and it will be about a battle action series with "superheroes".
On his Twitter page, he wrote, "I'd like to draw the backgrounds and finishes of this work by myself, so updates will be at a slow pace, but I hope it will be a companion for you in your spare time. Thank you for reading it”.
The first issue of the new manga "Superhero X" is now available on the webcomic site "Tonari no Young Jump".
The first volume of "Mobile Suit Gundam: Hathaway's Flash", a manga by Sabishi Uroaki that depicts the world after the events of "Mobile Suit Gundam: Char's Counterattack", was released on May 10, 2021.
The manga adaptation of "Mobile Suit Gundam: Hathaway's Flash" is based on "Hathaway's Flash", which was written as a sequel to Tomino Yoshiyuki's "Mobile Suit Gundam: Char's Counterattack - Beltorchika's Children". Sabishi Uroaki, who worked on the manga version of "Beltorchika's Children", is in charge of the adaptation.
Set in U.C. 0105, 12 years after Char's rebellion, the story depicts the life of Hathaway Noa, the leader of the secret society Mafty and the son of Bright Noa, rebelling against the even more corrupt Earth Federation.
Manga "Mobile Suit Gundam: Hathaway's Flash" vol. 1 is available for 640 JPY (tax excluded).
(C) Sotsu, Sunrise
The latest film from the 'Dragon Ball Super' series has been announced to be released in 2022. The author Akira Toriyama will be in charge of making the plot and script and designing characters. According to Toriyama, it is "a sequel film to 'Broly'" that has "novel visuals", and "an unexpected character plays an active role".
'Dragon Ball' had been serialized on 'Weekly Shonen Jump' for 10 years and 6 months. It is a legendary manga that has published 260 million copies around the world.
Even after finishing the serialization, the Dragon Ball series still creates TV anime shows, films, and games. The latest TV anime series 'Dragon Ball Super' produced by the author Akira Toriyama started in 2015, and 'Dragon Ball Super Broly' in 2018, the 20th film of the Dragon Ball series and also the 1st film from the 'Super' series, made over 13.5 billion JPY around the world.
The planning of this latest film began before the release of 'Dragon Ball Super Broly'. It is a film Toriyama put so much effort into that Toriyama himself made the plot, designed characters, and the lines, sticking to the details.
With the announcement of the latest film, Toriyama gave exciting comments such as "this movie is a sequel to 'Broly'", "an unexpected character will play an active role", and "the visuals are novel".
'Dragon Ball Super the Movie' (tentative) is planned to be released in 2022.
（C）Bird Studio/Shueisha（C）'2022 Dragon Ball Super' Production Committee
Akai Shuichi from "Detective Conan" will appear in the June Issue of "CanCam" (on sale April 23, 2021). It also comes with humidifying paper.
This supplement was created to commemorate the upcoming release of the movie version of "Detective Conan: The Scarlet Bullet" on April 16, 2021. It's a great humidifying paper that increases the humidity just by simply filling a glass with water and dipping it in. Akai around the edge of the cup will absorb water and protect you from drying out.
There are two designs, the "Akai-san Only Version” and the "Akai Family Version”, both of which are rare and feature original artwork. The Akai-san Only Version has a heart design, and the Akai Family Version has a flower petal design, making it perfect for interior decoration. The back side of the Akai-san Only Version is a collage of famous scenes from Akai's exploits. The back of the Akai Family Version features Conan, Hideyoshi, and Hideyoshi's girlfriend, Miyamoto Yumi.
The June issue of "CanCam" goes on sale on April 23.
(C) Aoyama Gosho/Shogakukan
"Battle in 5 Seconds After Meeting", which has over 2 million copies published in total, will receive an anime adaptation. Along with this announcement, a teaser visual has been released.
"Battle in 5 Seconds After Meeting" is originally an intellectual superpower battle drawn by Miyako Kashiwa, written by Harawata Saizou, and serialized on "Manga One", Shogakukan's manga app.
One day, high school student Shiroyanagi Akira gets caught in a battle. The manga depicts him using an unexpected ability and exceptional intelligence to fight through battles.
Information about the broadcast time and cast members are yet to be announced. Let's look forward to further information to be announced.
The anime teaser website, which opened along with the announcement, has an illustration and comments from Miyako Kashiwa.
(C) Miyako Kashiwa, Harawata Saizou, Shogakukan
The third collaboration between "Detective Conan" and "Sho-Comi" has been held. This time, it's an extra-large visual board (the size of a magazine) inspired by Conan and Akai.
The theme of this issue's visual board is "Conan and Akai will come to save you". Conan and Akai are designed on cardboards, which have the size of a magazine, each with a touching and passionate message, and giving off their outstanding presence.
You will be able to hang them on your desk, wall, or other suitable places and feel like they're actually there next to you. It is an item that will comfort you when you're feeling down or particularly weak. (Please note that the visual board is one on the back)
Furthermore, the movie "Detective Conan: The Scarlet Bullet", which was scheduled to be released on Apr. 17, has now been postponed due to the spread of the new coronavirus. This film is the latest in the Detective Conan series, following "Detective Conan: The Fist of Blue Sapphire", which is the 23rd production in the series that became the highest-grossing film in seven consecutive years by topping the box office and grossed 93.7 million yen.
Display your visual board at home and let's look forward to the release of the movie!
"Sho-Comi" issue 12th will be priced at 400 yen (tax included) and will go on sale from May 20.
(C) Shogakukan Inc. 2020 All rights reserved.
"Weekly Shounen Sunday" has an ongoing collaboration with "Doraemon". Doraemon will make a secret appearance in the 18 current serialized work on "Weekly Shounen Sunday" Vol. 15 that is on sale from Mar. 11, 2020. At the same time, it will also contain the short story "Doraemon: Nobita's Dinosaur".
As a commemoration plan for Doraemon's 50th anniversary, a special plan is being held which involves Doraemon hijacking the cover page of Shogakukan's 50 magazines. However, in the case of the "Weekly Shounen Sunday", not only will Doraemon appear on the cover page, but he will also make a secret appearance in the 18 currently serialized works as well.
As there is some super hard mode in locating him, so do challenge yourself by searching for him while reading the works.
Moreover, the short story "Doraemon: Nobita's Dinosaur" that was purposely written for 1975's "Shounen Sunday Extra Edition", will appear again since 45 years ago. As the new movie "Doraemon: Nobita's Dinosaur" will be screened soon, do take his chance and enjoy Doraemon in "Sunday" magazine.
"Weekly Shounen Sunday" Vol. 15 is priced at 320 JPY (tax included). It will be on store in the nationwide bookstore from Mar. 11.
（C）Kumanomata Kagiji ／Shogakukan
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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.