The anime “Blade of the Immortal” that is currently being broadcast on Amazon Prime Video is set to have a TV Broadcast on TOKYO MX and MBS on Apr. 7, 2020. As commemoration for the broadcast, a new visual depicting all the main characters have been released.
“Blade of the Immortal” is the debut manga of Samura Hiroaki and is also his representative works as the total series exceeded 5.8 million copies reprinted. The story revolves around a young girl Rin, whose parents were killed by the group of swordsmen Ittou style, hire the immortal bodyguard Manji in her quest of vengeance.
This “complete anime adaptation” is the third visual adaptation after the TV anime in 2008 and the live-action movie released in 2017.
Together with the TV broadcast announcement, a new visual featuring all the main characters such as Manji, Rin, Anotsu Kagehisa from the Ittou style, Shira and Hyakurin from the Mugai style, Habaki Kagimura, and others. Do check out the TV broadcast of “Blade of the Immortal” that was created by the extravagant lineup of staff and cast.
TV Anime “Blade of the Immortal” will be broadcast from Apr. 8, 2020 on TOKYO MX on 1:35 am and on MBS on 2:30 am.
（C） Samura Hiroaki・Kodansha／”Blade of the Immortal” Production Committee
From "ABEMA", top five new anime of "the final ranking", which has been streamed on Apr. 2020, has been announced. "Kaguya-sama: Love is War Season 2 " has won 1st on both total views and comments. It has achieved the double crown.
This "final ranking" was made by originally collecting the total views of the first broadcast of 1st to 12th episode and missed views on "ABEMA Video" of the anime, which has been streamed from Apr. 2020, and number of comments on the first broadcast of 1st to 12th episode.
※The result of some anime, which has total 13 episodes was converted to 12 episodes using the average.
1st of the total views comes "Kaguya-sama: Love is War Season 2", which is the second season of the TV anime. It has won 1st place on both "Initial velocity ranking" and "Intermediate ranking", which shows its high popularity.
2nd comes "The 8th son? Are you kidding me?", which describes the reincarnation in a different world.
3rd comes "Princess Connect！Re:Dive", which is based on the social game.
Furthermore, 4th comes "My Next Life As a Villainess: All Route Lead to Doom!" and 5th comes "Gleipnir".
While for the total comments, 1st comes "Kaguya-sama: Love is War Season 2" and achieve double crown in the "final ranking".
2nd comes "Princess Connect！Re:Dive", 3rd comes "My Next Life As a Villainess: All Route Lead to Doom!", followed by "Gleipnir" in 4th and "The 8th son? Are you kidding me?" in 5th.
"ABEMA" is currently streaming the top five of "final ranking". If you haven't watched yet, check out the hit works.
"ABEMA" Spring 2020 Anime Final Ranking
1st "Kaguya-sama: Love is War Season 2"
2nd "The 8th son? Are you kidding me?"
3rd "Princess Connect！Re:Dive"
4th "My Next Life As a Villainess: All Route Lead to Doom!"
・Number of Comments
1st "Kaguya-sama: Love is War Season 2"
2nd "Princess Connect！Re:Dive"
3rd "My Next Life As a Villainess: All Route Lead to Doom!"
5th "The 8th son? Are you kidding me?"
"Kaguya-sama: Love is War Season 2"/(C)Akasaka Aka／SHUEISHA・Kaguya-sama Production Committee
"Princess Connect！Re:Dive"／(C) Anime "Princess Connect！Re:Dive" Production Committee
"The 8th son? Are you kidding me?"/(C)Y.A/MF Books/"The 8th son? Are you kidding me?" Production Committee
"My Next Life As a Villainess: All Route Lead to Doom!"/(C)Yamaguchi Satoru・Ichijinsha/Hamehura Production Committee
"Gleipnir"/(C)Takeda Sun・Kodansha/Gleipnir Production Committee
After welcoming the last episode of the TV anime "Kakushigoto", the manga has also welcomed the last chapter on "Monthly Shounen Magazine Aug. Issue" that is currently on sale. The last volume, volume 12 of the original manga will be on sale from Jul. 17, 2020.
"Kakushigoto" is a manga by Kumeta Kouji and is serialized on "Monthly Shounen Magazine". It a story about "A manga artist father X daughter" that is filled with love, and laughter and is slightly emotional. The finale and the last volume of the story, volume 12, where the TV anime had ended earlier, will be on sale on Jul. 17.
The WEB radio "Kakushigo Talk" vol. 2 YouTube ver. is currently available. The vol. 2 is handled by Kamiya Hiroshi (as Gotou Kakushi) and Takahashi Rie (as Gotou Hime) as a guest.
The special compilation version, SpecialCD, which includes the unrevealed part of "Kakushigo Talk" vol. 1 and vol. 2, will be included in "Kakushigoto Blu-ray & DVD Vol. 3" that will be on sale on Aug. 28.
The last chapter of "Kakushigoto" can be seen at "Monthly Shounen Magazine" that is currently on sale. The last volume, volume 12 will be on sale from Jul. 17.
（C）Kumeda Kouji・Kodansha／Kakushigoto Production Committee
We are now in late June. Many of the new spring 2020 TV anime titles have reached their last episode.
Due to the spread of the new coronavirus, many spring anime have been postponed. Which are the most popular titles among the fans?
Here at Anime! Anime! we conducted a reader survey asking, "Which is the best anime in spring 2020 (April)?". During the survey period between Jun. 18 to Jun. 25, a total of 175 responses were received. The gender ratio featured almost the same number of votes with 48% male and 52% female. The age group was about 38% for those under the age of 19, and about 30% for those in their 20s, mainly focusing on youngsters.
■From the bond between father and daughter to the love story of geniuses, to the mysterious curse... Noteworthy works appear in the ranking!
The 1st place goes to "Kakushigoto" with an approval rating of about 18%.
Some comments have been received such as, "The original story has been adapted from manga to anime faithfully. The ending was also wonderful", and "The entire series was like a painting, a really beautiful work of art". Fans also praised the last episode, "It made me laugh every time, and I cried so hard in the last episode that I got my clothes wet!", and "I cried at the last episode".
The 2nd place goes to "Kaguya-sama: Love is War" with an approval rating of about 16%.
Many fans appreciated how the series entertained them since the first season, which was broadcast in 2019; "It was very interesting since the first season", and "I felt that the cast and staff members gave it their all. The gag episodes, in particular, were filled with a lot of parodies, and also the changes in the relationship between Kaguya and the president were always exciting and fun!".
We also received comments about the new characters of the last season, "With the new characters such as Miko-chan, the work has become even more interesting".
The second season of "Fruits Basket" ranked in 2nd place with the same percentage of votes (16%).
It has been over 15 years since the conclusion of the original work, and the series is still loved. Comments have been received; "The first manga I bought with my pocket money was 'Fruits Basket'. After 10 years since its conclusion, I was looking forward to seeing the full version of the anime", and "There are a lot of fascinating characters which feature both warm and dark sides. I can't wait to see the rest of the story since it is also called 'Bible'".
In addition, the ranking based only on the male votes sees "Kaguya-sama: Love is War" in 1st place, "My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom!" in 2nd place, and "Kakushigoto" in 3rd place. The female side sees "Kakushigoto" in 1st place, "Fruits Basket" second season in 2nd place, and "My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom!" in 3rd place.
Regarding "My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom!", many comments praised the cuteness of the main character Catarina; "I fell in love with her cuteness and kind personality", and "She is so adorable! It was very fun to see, and I was also touched by some scenes".
■Let's introduce other comments!
"Argonavis from BanG Dream!", "The female characters are very famous in the series, but also the boys' ver. is very interesting to watch".
"Ascendance of a Bookworm", "Both the original manga and the anime are very interesting" and "I can well understand the feelings of the protagonist. The depiction of the characters is also very well done".
"Wave, Listen to Me!", "The speed of Minare's talking was great" and "Too much fun in every episode".
Although the spring anime have had a rough start, the ranking includes the most anticipated new works and notable sequels.
"Which is the best anime in spring 2020 (April)?"
2. "Kaguya-sama: Love is War"
2. "Fruits Basket" 2nd season
4. "My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom!"
5. "Argonavis from BanG Dream!"
5. "Ascendance of a Bookworm" (Part 2)
7. "Sing "Yesterday" for Me"
7. "Tower of God"
9. "Wave, Listen to Me!"
11. "Woodpecker Detective's Office"
11. "Tomica Kizuna Gattai Earth Granner"
13. "Legend of the Galactic Heroes: The New Thesis (NHK ver.)"
13. "Shin Sakura Wars: The Animation"
13. "The 8th Son? Are You Kidding Me?"
13. "Princess Connect! Re:Dive"
13. "Blade of the Immortal"
20. "ULTRAMAN (terrestrial broadcast)"
20. "Shachibato! President, It's Time for Battle!"
20. "Dropkick on My Devil!"
(Response period: Jun. 18 - Jun. 25, 2020)
To commemorate the last episode of the last episode of the TV Anime "Kaguya-sama: Love is War Season 2", the "Kaguya Day", which will span for 14.5 hours, featuring a re-wind on the past episodes and an original program will be held on Jun. 27 in ABEMA.
"Kaguya Day" will have a broadcast of all the episodes of the first season that was broadcast on 2019 and a re-winde on the second season that is currently broadcasting. It will also have an original program "Kaguya-sama's room" featuring Koga Aoi (voice of Shinomiya Kaguya), Furukawa Makoto (voice of Shirogane Miyuki), Kohara Konomi (voice of Fujiwara Chika), and others. This event will span for 14.5 hour.
"Kaguya DAY" will start on the 9:30 AM on Jun. 27 (the broadcast date of the last episode of "Kaguya-sama: Love is War Season 2") in ABEMA.
（C）Akasaka Aka／Shueisha・Kaguya-sama: Love is War Production Committee
From the TV anime "Peter Grill and the Philosopher's Time", the outline and the advanced cutscene of the ep. 10 "Peter Grill and the Angry Megaton Axe", which will broadcast on Sep. 11 (Friday), have been released.
"Peter Grill and the Philosopher's Time" is another world sexy comedy drawn by Hiyama Daisuke serialized and originally serialized in "Monthly Action". Set in the world of swords and magic, Peter Grill, who earned the title of "the strongest man on earth," is swayed by various heroines of different races who are aiming for his genes.
In ep. 10, being asked by Peter, Lisa reveals an amazing secret about herself. At that time, Spartakos, a muscular macho man, is visiting the reception desk of the Yakepachi Guild.
The receptionist Mitchie has a muscle fetish. Not knowing that, Mimi passed by and called out to Spartokos. It seems that the Ogre sisters and he have something to do with each other...
The TV anime "Peter Grill and the Philosopher's Time" ep. 10 "Peter Grill and the Angry Megaton Axe" will be broadcast on TOKYO MX and others on Sep. 11 (Friday).
(C) Hiyama Daisuke / Futabasha, "Peter Grill and the Philosopher's Time" Production Committee
The "SEASON WINTER"'s key visual from the TV anime "A3!" SEASON AUTUMN & WINTER has been revealed. It has been decided that the broadcast is set for Oct. 12, 2020.
"A3!" is based on the same name handsome actors training game that has exceed 6.5 million downloads. It depicts the achievements of the protagonist, Tachibana Izumi, who takes on the roles of the "General Director" and Chairman to rebuild the small troupe "MANKAI Company" along with the troupe members.
The key visual features the five members of the Winter Troupe, which are Tsukioka Tsumugi (voice by Tamaru Atsushi), Takato Tasuku (voice by Satou Takuya), Mikage Hisoka (voice by Terashima Junta), Arisugawa Homare (voiced by Toshiyuki Toyonaga), and Yukishiro Azuma (voiced by Kakihara Testuya), gathered at the cafe in bright sunlight.
The TV anime "A3!" SEASON AUTUMN & WINTER will be broadcast on Oct. 12, 2020 on TOKYO MX, Sun TV, and other channels.
（C）A3! ANIMATION PROJECT
The first promo video and advance scenes of "Moriarty the Patriot", along with the comments from the three cast members and Moriarty brothers, Saitou Soma, Satou Takuya, and Kobayashi Chiaki, have been released. It is set to be broadcast on TOKYO MX, BS11, MBS, and other networks from Oct. 11, 2020.
"Moriarty the Patriot" is based on the manga of the same name written and illustrated by Takeuchi Ryousuke and Miyoshi Hikaru respectively, which is currently serialized in "Jump SQ."
Set in England at the end of the 19th century, the story follows William James Moriarty and his brothers as they work to shatter the corrupt class system and build an ideal country.
The first PV introduces the acting voices of William James Moriarty (Saitou Souma) and his brothers, along with some cut scenes from the original anime.
In addition, comments and photos of the recordings studio from Saitou Soma, Satou Takuya, and Kobayashi Chiaki have arrived. Saitou said, "When I read the original story, I thought that I'd really like to play the role, so I was really happy when they chose me for the part", while Satou added, "Since Albert is the eldest brother... I'll do my best at playing him!". Kobayashi finally said, "It's also a great relief knowing that Saitou Soma and Satou Takuya will be my brothers! This is a true power word", and so on.
Moreover, info about the theme songs have been revealed.
The OP theme will be "DYING WISH" by Hatanaka Tasuku and the ED theme will be "ALPHA" by STEREO DIVE FOUNDATION.
"Moriarty the Patriot" is scheduled to be broadcast on TOKYO MX, BS11, MBS, and other TV channels from Oct. 11. Also, the first episode will be screened in advance online on Sep. 21.
<Full commentary is below>
Saitou Souma as William James Moriarty
When I read the original story, I thought that I'd really like to play the role, so I was really happy when they chose me for the part. The first episode was a bit unique, and for that reason, I felt I needed to make a firm decision on this part to move forward with William. I tried to give it my all and not to put too much effort into it, and now I'm looking forward to seeing how the finished version will turn out. I hope you will be able to feel and enjoy the story (it's just the beginning)! Thank you, everyone!
Satou Takuya as Albert James Moriarty
For the first time, the "three Moriarty brothers" met face to face... and they fit in! (laughs). The recording session went very well at a good pace. Before it, I had been reading the original story while trying to imagine the brothers' voices, so I was happy to finally meet them. I'm also grateful for the opportunity to work with some of my seniors who play impressive, if not supporting, characters. Since Albert is the eldest brother... I'll do my best at playing him!
Kobayashi Chiaki as Louis James Moriarty
I was drawn to Louis from the moment I read the original story when I auditioned for the role, so I was very happy when they chose me for the part. It's also a great relief knowing that Saitou Soma and Satou Takuya will be my brothers! This is a true power word.
When we were doing the recording for the first episode, the entire cast was acting in a way that perfectly matched the beauty of this work, and I couldn't wait for you all to see it. I'm going to do my best to make you love this work even more, so please, look forward to it!
William James Moriarty: Saitou Souma
Albert James Moriarty: Satou Takuya
Louis James Moriarty: Kobayashi Chiaki
Sebastian Moran: Hino Satoshi
Fred Porlock: Uemura Yuuto
Sherlock Holmes: Furukawa Makoto
John H. Watson: Ono Yuuki
(C) Takeuchi Ryousuke, Miyoshi Hikaru/Shueisha, Moriarty the Patriot Production Committee
It was decided that the latest series of China anime "Ani ni Tsukeru Kusuri wa Nai!", called "Ani ni Tsukeru Kusuri wa Nai! 4" (Total 12 episodes) will start its Japan broadcast from Oct. 2, 2020. Along with that announcement, the PV has been revealed and the campaign, where a signed shikishi of the casts, including Nakamura Yuichi and Amamiya Sora ,could be obtained through lottery has started.
"Ani ni Tsukeru Kusuri wa Nai!" is an anime series that has recorded a total of 5.1 billion views on China's video streaming service platform, "Tencent Video".
From Aug. 5, advanced streaming of this work was conducted on the platform and the first five episodes has already exceeded 50 million views.
"Ani ni Tsukeru Kusuri wa Nai! 4" will start its broadcast from 9:54 PM, Oct. 2, 2020 ,on TOKYO MX.
Moreover, the Twitter campaign has started. By following the official Twitter account and retweet the selected tweet, a shikishi containing the signature of director Rareko, Nakamura Yuichi (voice of Shi Fen), Amamiya Sora (voice of Shi Miao), Ono Kensho (voice of Kai Xin), Hanae Natsuki (voice of Wan Sui & Wan Xing), and Morinaga Chitose (voice of Miaomiao) will be presented to one person among the users. Check out the official Twitter for more information.
（C）Tencent. All Rights Reserved.
Before the broadcast of the 3rd original anime from Key X ANIPLEX X P.A.WORKS, "The Day I Become a God" on Oct. 10, 2020, it was decided that the 2nd original anime, "Charlotte" will be re-broadcast.
"Charlotte" is a story about the main protagonist, Otosaka Yuu, who is enjoying his school life smoothly while making use of the special ability that appeared without letting anyone know about it. One day, he encountered a young girl, Tomonari Nao and because of that he got involved in the fate of the ability user.
"Charlotte" will be re-broadcast on 12:30 AM on Oct. 7, on TOKYO MX and others channels.
Also, "Charlotte" Blu-ray Disc Box", which contains the unaired TV episode, bonus footage, bonus audio, and others, will be released on Oct. 14.
（C）VISUAL ARTS / Key /"The Day I Become a God" Project
（C）Visual Art's/Key/Charlotte Project
From the TV anime "DECA-DENCE", the summary and cutscenes of the 12th episode "decadence", which will be broadcast on Sep. 23, have been released. Besides that, an interview with the director Tachikawa Yuzuru, conducted just before the final episode, and about 30 minutes-long video have also arrived.
"DECA-DENCE" is a brand new original TV anime by NUT.
Many years have passed since humanity was driven to the brink of extinction by the sudden emergence of the unknown life forms Gadoll. Those humans that survived now dwell in a 3000m-high mobile fortress Deca-dence built to protect themselves from the Gadoll threat. Natsume, a "Tanker" girl, who dreams of becoming a Gear warrior to fight Gadoll but has no power, met Kaburagi working as an armor repairer in Deca-dence.
Their encounter eventually shook the future of the world.
In the 12th episode "decadence", the final battle between Deca-dence and a massive "Gadoll" is beginning. Donatello and other game players appear when Deca-dence is losing out due to the insufficient firepower.
The 12th episode "decadence" of the TV anime "DECA-DENCE" will be broadcast on TOKYO MX and other channels on Wed., Sep. 23, 2020.
The comments from all the cast are available on a special page of the official website.
The anticipated last chapter of "Fruits Basket", "Fruits Basket" The Final, has been decided to be broadcast in 2021. Also, the illustrations by the author Takaya Natsuki, which were posted on Twitter after each episode of the 2nd season, were all released on the program's official website.
"Fruits Basket" is originally a girls' manga serialized on "Hana to Yume" by Takaya Natsuki from 1998 to 2006. The comics have a circulation of over 30 million copies, and is still loved by fans after 15 years since its serialization. The 1st season was broadcast from Apr. 2019 and the 2nd season was from Apr. 2020.
In the final episode of the 2nd season, episode 25, Soma Kureno's curse was broken, and we found out that the key character of the story, Soma Akito, was a female. Why does she cling to the bonds of the zodiacs? Why does she try to pin them down with fear? The final season finally reveals the past and feelings of Akito.
Also, at the program's official website, the illustrations by the author Takaya Natsuki, which were posted on Twitter after each episode of the 2nd season, will be released for a limited time. You can go over the 2nd season while looking at the illustrations filled with the author's thoughts and feeling, so be sure to check them out.
TV anime "Fruits Basket" The Final will be broadcast in 2021.
(C)Takaya Natsuki, Hakusensha / Fruits Basket Production Committee
Key visuals and 12 additional cast members of the TV anime series "Taiso Samurai", which will start broadcasting from Oct. 10, have been announced. Also, on Oct. 3, a special program will be broadcast just before the broadcast.
"Taiso Samurai's" story is set in the Japanese men's gymnastics world in 2002. It is also attracting attention as the first work in the "NUM Animation" frame, which is TV Asahi's late-night anime broadcast spot.
The key visual released this time shows 4 people, the main protagonist gymnast, Aragaki Shoutarou (voice: Namikawa Daisuke), Leonardo (voice: Ono Kensho), Shoutarou's daughter, Rei (voice: Honnizumi Rina), and gymnast, Minamino Tatsuo (voice: Kaji Yuki) in the center, surrounded by various gadgets such as gymnastics equipment, stuffed animals, and mobile phones arranged in the background.
Moreover, a total of 12 people, including Tanaka Atsuko, Mitsuishi Kotono, Yamaguchi Kappei, Yoshino Hiroyuki, and Mizuki Nana, have been announced as additional cast. Also, Hirakawa Daisuke, Ishikawa Kaito, Ono Daisuke, Kawanishi Kengo, Kamiya Hiroshi, Tanaka Minami, Koyama Rikiya, and others will appear.
And on Oct. 3, one week before the anime broadcast, a "special program just before the broadcast" will be shown. This program not only introduces the charm of anime but also explains the appeal of gymnastics in an easy-to-understand manner even for beginners.
The TV anime "Taiso Samurai" will be broadcast from Saturday, Oct. 10, 2020, at 1:30 pm on the TV Asahi "NUM Animation" frame.
(C) "Taiso Samurai" Production Committee
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.
"Kishiryu Sentai Ryusoulger VS Lupinranger VS Patranger the Movie", the newest work in the "Super Sentai VS Film Series", is scheduled to be released on Feb. 8, 2020. The newest footage andscene photos have also been revealed.