“Detective Conan: The Fist of Blue Sapphire” will be broadcast on Apr. 17, 2020 in “Kin’yo Road SHOW!” for the first time on TV. “Kin’you Road SHOW!” will broadcast anime movies including “Detective Conan” movies, Studio Ghibli movies, and Disney movies under the title “Spring Anime Festival” for 5 consecutive weeks.
On “Kin’you Road SHOW! Spring Anime Festival”, 5 anime movies will be broadcast which a whole family can enjoy them together.
The 1st program, “Spring Vacation! Studio Ghibli for 2 Consecutive Weeks!”, will broadcast “Kiki’s Delivery Service”, a movie that depicts the life of a newbie witch Kiki from leaving her home and striving in an unknown land, on Mar. 27. “When Marnie Was There”, a mysterious story of friendship between 2 girls in Hokkaido, will be broadcast on Apr. 3.
The 2nd program, “Celebrating the latest movie release! Detective Conan movies for 2 consecutive weeks!”, will broadcast “Detective Conan: The Darkest Nightmare”, the movie which FBI investigator Akai Shuuichi, who also appears in the latest movie, and Amuro Tooru, a mysterious man of 3 faces with high popularity among the ladies, will be active, on Apr. 10.
The 23rd movie which gained the highest box-office revenue of 93.7 billion yen in 2019, “Detective Conan: The Fist of Blue Sapphire”, will be broadcast on Apr. 17 for the 1st time on TV, with no cut on the main story.
The 3rd program, “Disney’s Immortal Works”, will broadcast the greatest love and magical story in Disney’s history which is memorable for being adopted into a live-action movie -“Beauty and Beast”- on Apr. 24.
Each movie will be broadcast during “Kiny’ou Road SHOW!” time.
Celebrating the release of the 24th movie of "Detective Conan" movie "The Scarlet Bullet" (Nationwide release date: Apr. 17, 2020) , 4 movies from "Detective Conan" movie series will have exclusive advanced screening on Hulu from Mar. 20.
The 4 movie series that which will be released on Hulu include: 13th movie "The Raven Chaser", 18th movie "The Sniper from Another Dimension", 21st movie "The Crimson Love Letter" and 22nd movie "Zero the Enforcer". Several other movie series are scheduled to be released on the website from Apr. 1.
Furthermore, there will be a collection of Akai family related episodes at Hulu, which will be important to check out before going to the movie, from Mar. 6, 2020.
As spring vacation has arrived, so let's check out the wonderful movies up until now first before going to the latest movie.
The movie "Detective Conan: The Scarlet Bullet" will be released nationwide from Apr. 17, 2020 at Toho affiliated theaters.
(C)1997-2020 Aoyama Gosho/Detective Conan Production Committee
The guest cast member for "Detective Conan: The Scarlet Bullet" (will be released on Apr. 17, 2020) has been announced to be the actress Hamabe Minami. Hamabe Minami plays Ishioka Ellie, the customer personnel of "SCMaglev", one of the most important key words in the movie. Additionally, the comments from Hamabe and Producer Yonekura, who was responsible for the audtion, also arrived.
"Detective Conan: The Scarlet Bullet" is the latest movie and the sequel of the 23rd series "Detective Conan: The Fist of Blue Sapphire", which recorded the highest revenue among the series with 9.37 billion JPY.
The big incident occurs involving the largest sports event in the world which will be held once in 4 years called, "World Sports Games", and "SCMaglev" which was invented at the same time as the opening ceremony of WSG and which can move 1000km/hour.
Behind the scenes is, Akai Shunichi observing the whole incident and FBI agents who are waiting for his orders.
Hamabe Minami plays 25-year old woman called Ishioka Ellie, a key character who is working as the customer personnel of SCMaglev.
She is full of passion and calls herself the idol of the Maglev connecting Shibahama Station and New Nagoya Station. She is also a careless person since she talked about the surprise performance in WSG at the information session. There are scenes where Conan and other characters give a wry smile to Ellie acting cute intentionally or overreacting.
Hamabe publicly states that she has been a "big fan of Conan", and she was very excited to see Conan in the "Scarlet Room", thered room filled with Conan goods.
"I was wishing to play anything related to Conan, even onomatopoeia ,or sounds made by birds or pigs. It's a true honor to participate in the series, so I am super nervous. This is a great experience, so I will try my best not to make mistakes!".
The movie "Detective Conan: The Scarlet Bullet" will be released on Apr. 17, 2020 at Toho-related movie theaters.
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I love Conan since I was youngandI have been to Conan movies. I love the stories. I was often surprised by the criminal or the details of the incident when I was young, but I realized the coolness of the characters and the mystery of Black Organization now, so I still love the series.
When I received the offer, while I wished to be a part of Conan, I also hoped not to disturb the production as a fan...But when my role was decided, I was SO happy and called my mother immediately!
"Ishioka Ellie", the character I play is the customer service of SCMaglev. It seems like she talks to Conan and other characters, so I am excited to do that. I always wished to take part in the series, even by onomatopoeia or the sounds of birds or pigs, but not only am I allowed to participate in the movie but receiving the role of human is such an honor that it makes me nervous.
I love Akai Shuuichi, who is the main character of this movie, but I also love Conan and Shinichi because I have been watching the series for a long time. I love how Conan speaks in a low voice like Shinichi when he attempts to protect people around him, and also like serious Shinichi as well. Actor and voice actor are totally different jobs, so I am not familiar with it, but I will train myself in my head not to become too nervous.
This is an enjoyable experience, so I will try my best not to be nervous.
(C) 2020 Aoyama Gosho/Detective Conan Production Commitee
The anime "Detective Conan" will be broadcast in order from episode 1 through the official Youtube channel "[Anime] Detective Conan Official". Besides the original story, a trailer of the upcoming movie "Detective Conan: The Scarlet Bullet" (to be aired on Apr. 17), and a special video which shows Conan lively dancing under the new opening theme song released from Jan. 2020, will be shown on the same channel.
"[Anime] Detective Conan Official" is an attempt to look back at the entire history of "Conan" since its creation. The main story of the anime is planned to be broadcast from episode 1 with the daily transmission of one or two episodes at 7 pm, reaching a total of 218 episodes estimated to be aired in 2020 ( until season 5). In addition, a trailer of the upcoming movie "Detective Conan: The Scarlet Bullet", and various exciting videos are planned to be released.
"Detective Conan" is going to collaborate with SEGA. The project called "Detective Conan - SEGA Limited Prize Campaign", where original goods can be obtained, will be held from Sep. 18 at selected SEGA shops.
Under this campaign, an original "Detective Conan" tin badge can be obtained for each 500 JPY inserted in the UFO catcher (crane game) machine at the selected 191 nationwide SEGA shops, along with other SEGA limited prizes. A postcard can also be obtained by visiting the shops during the campaign period.
Also, a collaboration taiyaki called "Detective Conan's Taiyaki" will be on sale at "SEGA's Taiyaki" Ikebukuro and Akihabara branch. From Sep. 18 onward, the purple sweet potatoes flavor will be on sale and from Oct. 10 onward, it will be custard flavor instead.
"Detective Conan - SEGA Limited Prize Campaign" will start from Sep. 18 at selected SEGA shops.
（C）Aoyama Gosho／Shogakukan, Yomiuri TV, TMS 1996 （C）SEGA
From the anime "Detective Conan", a melon bread and coffee puff sandwiches based on the image of Conan and Akai Shuuichi are now available and will be enclosed with one of 20 different original stickers chosen at random.
"Detective Conan GO!!! Melon Bread" is a melon bread with the shape of a soccer ball. The package shows Conan with his power-enhancing kick shoes kicking a soccer ball toward a target.
"Detective Conan Akai Shuuichi Coffee Puff Sandwich" is a coffee filling sandwich covered with puff pastry. The package shows Akai with a sniper rifle.
Both products will be available for 130 yen each (excluding tax) in the Kanto, Shin'etsu, Hokuriku, Chuubu, Kansai, and Shikoku regions from Sep. 1, 2020. In each bag, one sticker chosen at random from a total of 20 different types will be added.
(C) Aoyama Goushou / Shogakukan, Yomiuri TV, TMS 1996
"Detective Conan Official App" is currently featuring "Traumatic Episode-Revival" from Aug. 25, 2020.
This article once again featured the traumatic episodes from the anime. This featured article gained a lot of support since it had been held for the first time in Sept. 2019. A new episode can be read each day.
A total of 6 stories (23 episodes) had been featured, including "Night Baron Murder Case", which Conan gets involved in the murder case that stabbed the master of "Izu Mystery Tour" (from Vol. 8), and "Haunted House Murder Case", in which Conan gets involved after being invited to the ghost hunt by Ayumi and his friends (from Vol. 2).
Some episodes, including "Night Baron Murder Case", are also available on "【Anime】 Detective Conan Official YouTube Channel".
"Feat. Traumatic Episodes-Revival" are currently available on Detective Conan Official App until Sept. 28.
(C) Aoyama Gosho/Shogakkan (C) CYBIRD
The online sale of "Detective Conan Cafe 2020" limited goods are now available. Full-sized and mini illustrations of the characters specially designed for the cafe and dishes inspired by the characters are drawn for multiple items.
This cafe had been held in 12 locations in 9 cities, including Tokyo, Osaka, Hokkaido, Saitama, Chiba, Aichi, Hiroshima, Fukuoka, and Okinawa from Mar. 2020.
Having "Enjoying home party at Dr. Agasa's house!" as its theme, the outfits of the characters are mainly in a checked pattern. The cafe welcomes the visitors in a relaxed atmosphere, and the limited goods were available.
This online sale released Kudou Shinichi and Akai Shuuichi's "melamine plate" and "ice cream spoon" to celebrate Phantom Thief Kid's birthday, which was said that the sale of them are not scheduled.
The fans in the remote area and those who missed can purchase the goods limited to "Detective Conan Cafe 2020", while staying at home.
Pre-orders are now available for the online purchase of "Detective Conan Cafe 2020" goods. The line-up of the goods are on the online shop of "Detective Conan Cafe 2020".
(C) Aoyama Gosho/Shogakkan, Yomiuri TV, TMS 1996
The 24th movie for 『 Detective Conan 』 is 『 Detective Conan: The Scarlet Bullet 』 and it will be released on Apr. 17, 2020. The FBI agent, Akai Shuichi and the " Akai family " will make an appearance.
"Detective Conan The Fist of Blue Sapphire" broke the records of " Detective Conan Zero the Enforcer" in 2018 with 7.16 million attendance and the box office income of 9.18 billion yen on the 136th day after the main movie release and it updated the highest box office record for the seventh consecutive year.
The special program "Disney Prince of Voice: Voice Stars Dream Live 2020 (Nico Nico Live Streaming)" was broadcast on Aug. 23. A total of twelve voice casts, such as Asanuma Shintarou, Kimura Subaru, and Aramaki Yoshihiko, had participated. We will be delivering the situation of the program where a live and a talk section were conducted.
"Disney Prince of Voice: Voice Stars Dream Live 2020" was broadcasted on Nico Nico Live Streaming on Aug. 23. The first live tour for this series was scheduled to be held on summer 2020 but after taking consideration of the safety of the audience and their families, it was decided that the live stage will be shown as an online special program. This program featured the twelve voice casts (Asanuma Shintarou, Amasaki Kouhei, Aramaki Yoshihiko, Ozawa Ren, Kimura Subaru, Takano Akira, Tachibana Shinnosuke, Hashimoto Shouhei, Furukawa Makoto, Masuda Toshiki, Yashiro Taku, and Yamaya Yoshitaka) from "Disney Prince of Voice: Voice Stars Dream Selection II" (released on Sep. 25, 2019).
The program started with the voice casts appearing in the white prince outfits. When the topic about the pre-recording without audience at "Tokyo Garden Theater", the venue for the live, was mentioned, Kimura Subaru said, "As there is a fixation on the performance, the footage came out nicely! The footage is quite spectacular!" while Ozawa Ren said, "The setting for the stage was also magnificent."
During the live section, along with the singing, the voice casts have also conducted the prologue and the recitation. It was a special section that can only be seen during the live.
The opening act for the live was "A Dream Is A Wish Your Heart Makes (from Cinderella)" that was revealed for the first time. It was sung by Asanuma Shintarou, Hashimoto Shouhei, Masuda Toshiki, and Yamaya Yoshitaka dressed in the noble prince outfit. After that, Aramaki Yoshihiko sang "Under The Sea (from Little Mermaid)" along with the CG's dolphin and fishes that liven up the stage.
It was followed by Kimura Subaru's "I Just Can't Wait To Be King (from Lion King)". While being enchanted by the amazing performance of the conversation between Simba and Zazu performed by Kimura Subaru, Yashiro Taku followed up with the song "Hakuna Matata (from Lion King)" with some light dances as the stage becomes a jungle. Next, "You'll Be In My Heart (from Tarzan)" could be heard from the venue as it is sang powerfully by Takano Akira dressed up as an adventurer. At this time, the stage has wrapped with an amazing world setting.
After a short while, Amasaki Kouhei appears together with the swift trumpet sounds and sang "Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah" with a bright smile. Then, Stitch appeared on the screen and the Japanese version of "Hawaiian Roller Coaster Ride (from Lilo & Stitch) was revealed for the first time and it was sung in high spirits by Aramaki Yoshihiko, Ozawa Ren, and Tachibana Shinnosuke.
When the stage was glowing in light blue, "Aloha E Komo Mai (from Lilo & Stitch: The Series)" was sung by Ozawa Ren as he dashed around the stage in aloha shirts and straw hats which gave out a summer sensation.
The next song was "Height Ho (from Snow White)" by Hashimoto Shouhei and the in step dancing by the seven performers, including six dancers, was quite alluring.
The recitation of "Rapunzel" was conducted halfway throughout the live section. Along with the story development, the live section resumes. Then, the live venue was filled with "When Will My Life Begin (from Rapunzel)" and "I See The Light (from Rapunzel)" sang respectively by Tachibana Shinnosuke and Yamaya Yoshitaka, who appeared in the lavender prince outfits with the blonde hair.
The next song in line was "So Close (Enchanted)" by Asanuma Shintarou. The screen was filled with the stars’ glow as the stage wrapped in the mystical world setting along with the comfortable singing voice. After that, the stage became dark and while being surround by the dark blue, Furukawa Makoto sang "When You Wish Upon A Stars (from Pinocchio)" gently.
It was followed by the appearance of Masuda Toshiki as he sang "For the First Time In Forever (from Frozen)" and the expression of Anna and Elza were done at will by the voice. Next, was "Love Is An Open Door (from Frozen)", revealing for the first time, sang by Amasaki Kouhei, Kimura Subaru, Takano Akira, and Yashiro Taku along with the conversation and dance that hype up the live section.
For the final part, "Some Things Never Change (from Frozen 2)" was revealed for the first time while each casts voices out their opinion throughout the songs. It was concluded with "We're All In This Together (All Stars ver.) (from High School Musical) and "Mickey Mouse March (All Stars ver. from Mickey Mouse)" was sung by all the casts.
Regarding the live session, Aramaki Yoshihiko said, "As I really like Disney, I had fallen for it once again after listening to the fantastic songs sung by the other voice casts along with my song," Ozawa Ren said "It made me want to re-watch Disney's movie after returning home! I believe it was a fantastic live," Kimura Subaru said "I'm glad that we are finally able to deliver it to everyone. As it can only be considered as a complete work once the audiences had watched it, so I am deeply moved by it," Furukawa Makoto said, "I have become energetic after watching the live. It makes me quite happy that I am able to watch this special program along with everyone as this is not a performance that can be done alone."
The ticket for the viewing of the special program is on sale until 11:59 PM on Aug. 29.
Moreover, the footage of this live will be released as a Blu-ray on Feb. 12, 2021. Original cutscenes will be edited into the footage and the first limited pressing edition will come with a bonus CD that contains 5 songs that were revealed for the first time in the live.
Presentation licensed by Disney Concerts.（C）Disney
The Japanese edition trailer and poster of "Soul" (to be released on Dec. 11, 2020), which shows ' the world of "Soul" before birth', have been released. "Soul" is the latest work, which Disney & Pixar created in commemoration of the 25th anniversary of Toy Story.
The trailer reveals the mysterious Soul World. The blue and pretty Souls try to learn music, literature, chemistry, physical exercises, and others to find their "spark" in the world taking on pale colors.
The protagonist Joe meet 22, who cannot find what she really wants to do and has spent hundreds of years in the Soul World, thinking, "I don't wanna go to the human world". She cannot find her "spark" even if she has been trying many things, and says "Is our life that precious?". Joe says, "There are so many wonderful things to come in our life."spark, to explaintell her how wonderful it is to have "spark".
22, who cannot find "what to live for" as if she got lost, and Joe,
who "just wants to go back to the ground more than anything to pursue his dream to become a jazz pianist".
Will Joe be able to go back on the ground and make his dream come true? Will 22 be able to find her "spark of life"?
Your "Soul" would be impressed and moved by an incredible miracle brought by the encounter of Joe and 22 with completely different personalities.
"Soul" is said to be made when the director Pete Docter wonderedspark,
"Was I really born to make animations?" and thought twice about his "spark".
He is proud of this work and it will remind us of "how wonderful our life is" in today's world.
（C）2020 Disney/Pixar. All Rights Reserved.
Showing behind the scenes of "Frozen II", the documentary "Into the Unknown: Making Frozen II" will be streamed exclusively on Disney+ from Jul. 3, 2020.
The documentary (6 episodes in total) focuses on the creation process of the animated movie "Frozen II", the sequel that became the highest-grossing animated movie in history, generating a box office revenue of 1.4 billion.
The series illustrates the producers, artists,composers, and voice cast in a fight against the time while struggling with frustration and overcoming setbacks in production in order to bring the movie to completion.
Starting on Jul. 3, the first episode kicks off depicting the production 11 months before the world premiere.
Behind the scenes are shown Kristen Bell (Anna), and Idina Menzel (Elsa) working alongside the composers to come up with the new theme song "Into the unknown".
"Into the Unknown: Making Frozen II" will be streamed on Disney + with episode 1 premiering on Jul. 3, episode 2 on Jul. 10, episode 3 on Jul. 17, and episodes 4, 5 and 6 on Jul. 24.
It was revealed that starting from Jun. 11, 2020, the movie "Frozen 2" will be available for a subscription streaming for the first time on Disney's official video streaming service "Disney+", and it limited to Japan only.
At the same time, a newly created key visual featuring "Frozen" series and the latest promotion video are revealed.
"Frozen 2" is the No.1 Animation movie in history and the box office revenue was recorded at 1.45 billion USD worldwide and it the latest work for the "Frozen" series, which is one of the most successful franchises among Disney's work in Japan.
This is the first time that these works arethis works is available at the subscription video streaming service in Japan, and it is available right after "Disney+" in Japan has appeared.
"Disney+" will feature a total of 18 works (55 episodes) with a total time of 3 5 hours of "Frozen" related works such as the movie "Frozen" and "Frozen 2", the short animation, the precious documentary, and the full orchestra concert featuring "Frozen" as its theme.
Other than that, starting from Jul. 3, the documentary "Into the Unknown~ Making of 'Frozen 2'" (6 episodes, 60 minutes each) featuring the effort of the creators in making "Frozen 2".
The challenges, surprise, the breakthrough moment, the artistic talent and creativity, and also the difficulty faced to create this Walt Disney Animation work are captured for the first time with a camera.
As the secret behind the release of this popular movie is revealed for the first time, so don't miss it.
（C）2020 Disney and its related entities
It was announced that Watanabe Naomi will be acting the role of Zirconia in the movie "Sailor Moon Eternal". Also, Watanabe left various comments such as, "I think she is the character that most fits me".
"Sailor Moon Eternal" is a story of love and justice by Takeuchi Naoko, which was serialized in "Nakayoshi" from 1991 to 1997; in 2012, a project to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the series started, and in 2014, a new series titled "Sailor Moon Crystal" has been released.
It has been decided that Watanabe Naomi will play the role of Zirconia, a powerful enemy of the Sailor Guardians. Comments about her impressions on the role of Zirconia, who is the ringmaster of Dead Moon Circus plotting to conquer the Earth and the Moon and pledging her loyalty to Nehellenia, the Queen of the Dead Moon, as well as her love for "Sailor Moon", have arrived.
The movie "Sailor Moon Eternal" will be released in two parts; the first part will be released on Jan. 8, 2021, and the second part will be released on Feb. 11, 2021.
Comment by Watanabe Naomi (as Zirconia)
I never dreamed that I could appear in my favorite series "Sailor Moon", so I was extremely happy! For me, Sailor Moon is the "light of my life". I've loved it since I was a child, and just watching all the Sailor Guardians makes me crying, and I still love it so much that I keep buying all kinds of items.
When I was offered the role, I wondered if it was for a new Sailor Guardian. But it was Zirconia as the antagonist (laugh). She's a villain and an old woman character, so I had to lower my voice quite a bit and do it while almost crushing my throat. Even though my heart hurts, I made sure Zirconia's feelings were felt in my acting, "I'll defeat the Sailor Guardians!". I think she is the character that most fits me so far.
In the movie, you can see the cool Sailor Guardians, as well as many powerful enemies. It's a work that not only our generation but also parents and their children and teenagers will be able to enjoy! I hope you're all excited and looking forward to it!
(C) Takeuchi Naoko, PNP / "Sailor Moon Eternal" The Movie Production Committee
The manga "Umibe no Étranger" (by Kii Kanna and published by Shodensha), which takes place on the island off the coast of Okinawa and depicts the innocent love story between a greenhorn novelist and a young boy, had captured the hearts of many people and the theatrical anime is handled by the BL anime Label "BLUE LYNX". Since this movie was released on Sep. 11, 2020, let's reviews the work beforehand.
The greenhorn novelist, Shun unexpectedly called out to the young boy, Mio at the beachside.
---"Hey, you there!"
Because of that Mio had also started to be conscious of Shun, but he has to leave the island no matter what. Mio left after saying "I want to become an adult as soon as possible".
After three years, Mio returns to Shun. He had become slightly mature. With an innocent bright smile. When the unrequited thoughts were responded, the stopped time starts to run again...
The work is based on the manga "Umibe no Étranger" (published by Shodensha) by Kii Kanna.
This anime adaptation is supervised by the author Kii Kanna, who is also an ex-animator, and she is also in charge of the character design.
The animation production was created with a mixture of 2D and 3D animation and is handled by the long-established studio "Studio Hibari", who is known for "Major", and "Monster Strike". The director is Oohashi Akiyo, who had shown her superb skill such as "Danganronpa The Animation" as well as the animation PV for the sales commemoration of "Houseki no Kuni" Vol 1.
The drama between the characters, the beautiful nature of Okinawa, the lights, coloring, and the audio are all drawn carefully with fixation.
This work is the third work of the BL specialized anime Label "BLUE LYNX" after "Twittering Birds Never Fly: The clouds gather" and "Given the Movie".
■Original Work's Arts Exhibition
The movie "Umibe no Étranger"'s Anime Art Exhibition was held on PARCO GALLERY X, Shibuya, Tokyo. (Duration: Sep. 4, 2020 ~ Sep. 14, 2020)
The exhibition has exhibited over 30 illustrations, including the setting arts, rough drawing, and 5 original illustrations drawn for this movie along with the messages from the casts & staff, the signed scripts, the storyboard drawn by the director Oohashi Akiyo, and others.
Moreover, the art exhibition's original goods with the illustration by Kii Kanna-sensei were on sale.
The main casts will be handled by the same voice actors as the drama CD. Hashimoto Shun is voice by Murata Taishi (known for his role as Norba Shino from "Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans" and Magee from "Gundam Build Divers") while Tachibana Mio is voice by Matsuoka Yoshitsugu (known for his role as Kirito from "Sword Art Online" and Hashibira Inosuke from "Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba").
Murata Taishi (voice of Hashimoto Shun)
--Can you share your feelings when the theatrical anime adaptation of "Umibe no Étranger" was decided, as well as when your role was decided and when you were reading the script?
Various thoughts appear in my mind. My appreciation of continues this role from the drama CD and the expectation toward the movie. Above all, I am glad that I am able to perform the encountering scene of Mio. Both of their fates were greatly affected, while Mio is slowly becoming more mature, Shun, on the other hand, is struggling like a loser. At the very beginning when I was voicing the drama CD, this scene was impressive and made my heart throb. Even the scripts are filled with the "Étranger" of the production staff, especially the stage direction as well as the lines...! So, I wanted to respond it with all I have along with the burning obsession that is gradually growing as I wanted everyone to see it right away (haha).
--This works is supervised by Kii Kanna-sensei, who is also the character designer, and she was also greatly involved with the production. Can you tell us any highlights?
I personally like the comical expression that was illustrated by Kii Kanna sensei, so I hope it can calm everyone down. During the recording, I remember that it was quite easy in voicing the character as the transition of the character expression from serious to comical was exactly as the manga.
Above everything, the combination between Okinawa and the cat is the best. It a fusion of the spaciousness scenery of the southern island with cuteness. This is the ideal retirement life. Please watch it while thinking about Okinawa and cat.
--Please share your message to the fans who are looking forward to "Umibe no Étranger"
I would like to thank everyone who is looking forward to the movie!
This movie has a more detailed depiction of the romance between Mio and Shun. People always think about their beloved. That is common sense but I found out that.... it actually harder than I thought. Please enjoy watching the movie while letting your emotions run wild and being immersed in the gentle setting of Étranger. I believed there are surely parts were first-timers of Étranger can understand mutually. Please look forward to "Umibe no Étranger"!
Matsuoka Yoshitsugu (voice of Tachibana Mio)
--Can you share your feelings when the theatrical anime adaptation of "Umibe no Étranger" was decided, as well as when your role was decided and when you were reading the script?
Even though it had been a while since the first drama CD, I still remember Murata-san mentioning that he wanted to see the animation adaptation during the talk part in the drama CD.
At first, I thought it was a joke but I believed that Murata-san is quite glad that the theatrical adaption was decided.
I am genuinely happy when I heard about my role.
However, I am actually scared since this is my first time voicing a BL role in animation.
When I was reading the script, I thought that it had ended splendidly from the start till the end. Then, my memory during the recording of the drama cd resurfaced, which helps me to enter my role easily!
--As this works is supervised by Kii Kanna-sensei, who is also the character designer, and she was also greatly involved with the production. Can you tell us any highlights?
I was thinking about how to express the sadness of the Mio as the story contains the emotional period of the lonely Mio, but the art has helped me to express it without being too immersed in it. It as if I was drawn in by the beautiful art!
Feeling such as "I want to go to this world at least once!", "I want to travel to there!", “I want to go to the beach!", and "Mugii!” appears inside of me (haha).
I think everyone will get immersed in it as well, so do enjoy the world of Étranger.
--Please share your message to the fans who are looking forward to "Umibe no Étranger"
I had done my best already. I hope that it will leave an impression inside everyone's heart.
Actually, this is a work that will cause various thoughts to appear, such as it was great after it had ended, it was beautiful, and it was quite sad.
Please enjoy it while experience various feelings as it will make you think. Please do look forward to it.
Main Theme Song's Anime PV
The theme song for the movie "Umibe no Étranger", called "Zokkon" is written by MONO NO AWARE. Theirs sense of words is the finishing touch to the sentimental youth rock song.
The main trailer make use of the anime PV and it a fusion between the colorful scenes and the emotional song. It consists of various scene, including the blue sky with the blue sea, the expression of the two cute cats, the delicious foods, the troubled Shun, and Mio with a bright smile.
(C)Kii Kanna/Shodensha, Umibe no Étranger Production Committee
(C)Kii Kanna/Shodensha on BLUE comics
It was decided that "Monster Strike the Movie: Lucifer - Zetsubou no Yoake" will be released on Theatre on Nov. 6, 2020. The key visual and teaser video have been revealed.
This is the 3rd movie of the anime "Monster Strike" series that has exceeded 4 billion views on YouTube worldwide.
The teaser video shows the tremendous battle scene of Lucifer and the others along with the theme song "Eiyuu no Uta (Hero's Song)" by Oishi Masayoshi.
Nationwide advanced sales tickets will start from Sep. 11 on the permanent store "XFLAG STORE SHIBUYA/ SHINSAIBASHI" as well as the official online store "XFLAG STORE", and nationwide LAWSON, MINISTOP's "Loppi", and theatre's sales counter.
"Monster Strike the Movie: Lucifer - Zetsubou no Yoake" will be released on nationwide theatres from Nov. 6.
To commemorate the release of "Crayon Shin-chan: Crash! Rakuga Kingdom and Almost Four Heroes" (released on Sep. 11), the latest "Crayon Shin-chan"'s movie, all the 27 movies of the series can be streamed for free on "ABEMA"'s "Minna no Anime Channel".
To commemorate the release of the latest movie, this project will be streaming the 27 movies of the series for free, including "Crayon Shin-chan: Honeymoon Hurricane ~The Lost Hiroshi~" that is appearing for the first time on "ABEMA", "Crayon Shin-chan: Great Adventure in Henderland" where the active character "Buriburizaemon" in "Crayon Shin-chan: Crash! Rakuga Kingdom and Almost Four Heroes" made an appearance, and "Crayon Shin-chan: Blitzkrieg! Pig's Hoof's Secret Mission".
Do take this chance to recap "Crayon Shin-chan" movies series on "ABEMA" before watching the latest movie.
The free streaming of all the 27 "Crayon Shin-chan" movies series will be available according on "Minna no Anime Channel".
"Crayon Shin-chan: Crash! Rakuga Kingdom and Almost Four Heroes" will be released nationwide on Sep. 11, 2020.
"Miyazaki Hayao Exhibition", an exhibition project that focused on the director Miyazaki Hayao, will be held at "Academy Museum of Motion Pictures" that scheduling the grand opening on Apr. 30, 2021 (May.1, 2021 in Japan) at Los Angeles, CA, USA. This exhibition celebrates the grand opening of the museum, and also the first exhibition, which focused on the director Miyazaki Hayao's works up to this day.
"Academy Museum of Motion Pictures" is the museum opened ran by Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, who holds "Academy Awards", in 2021.
The grand opening commemoration exhibition "Miyazaki Hayao Exhibition" will be held together under the cooperation of "Studio Ghibli", while the chief curator of the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, Jessica Niebel, and the assistant curator J Raul Guzman will be in charge of the curation. It will be held at Marilyn and Jeffery Katzenberg Gallery in the museum.
As the first exhibition in the U.S. to focus on Miyazaki Hayao, the exhibition will display the original imageboards, characters designs, a fundamental drawing process, layout, a background design, a poster, a cell, and other items of the movies, including "My Neighbor Totoro" (Released in 1988) and the Academy Award-winning movie "Spirited Away" (Released in 2001).
In the exhibition with the gigantic movie projector that displays film clips, it reviews the career of the director Miyazaki Hayao, who leads the industry for more than half a century.
Suzuki Toshio, the President and the Producer of Studio Ghibli
I am very honored to have an opportunity to open the Miyazaki Hayao Exhibition to celebrate the grand opening of Academy Museum of Motion Pictures. The unique ability of Miyazaki is that he can remember things just by looking at it.
He has created multiple unique characters, backgrounds, and buildings, by extracting his memory out of a memory shelf inside his head.
This exhibition is about to show all of Miyazaki's works. I would like to thank all people who have helped and supported this exhibition.
Bill Kramer, the Director of Academy Museum of Motion Pictures
It is my great pleasure to have an opportunity to start our new institution, "Academy Museum of Motion Pictures", together with the exhibition that covered everything of Miyazaki Hayao. He is the international legend, and it is a great opening for our museum by celebrating his outstanding career and this exhibition also shows international connection of the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures.
Jessica Niebel, the Curator of Academy Museum of Motion Pictures
The director Miyazaki Hayao has outstanding abilities to understand how we think about vague, complex life.
I am honored to open this exhibition both for the director Miyazaki's fans and the visitors who will know about him for the first time, under the cooperation of "Studio Ghibli".
♦"Miyazaki Hayao Exhibition" Information
1. Tree Tunnel
The exhibition begins with "Tree Tunnel", that a 4-year girl from "My Neighbor Totoro" called Mei went through.
2. Creating Character
The videos of the protagonists from Miyazaki's works are displayed in multiple screens when a step is taken from "Tree Tunnel" to "Creating Character".
This corner not only displays the basic character designs of the movies, including "My Neighbor Totoro", "Kiki's Delivery Service" (1989), and "Princess Mononoke" (1997), it also shows how the characters from both released and non-released works have been created.
This section mainly introduces the first few movies, including the ones produced over the long time together with deceased produced Takahata Isao, the co-CEO of Studio Ghibli.
This section exhibits the TV anime series "Heidi, Girl of the Alps", which the director Takahata Isao participated as an animator, and his first directed movie "Lupin the Third: The Castle of Caliostro".
The special tribute of "Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind" (1984), expresses how this movie was important to start Miyazaki Hayao's career and Studio Ghibli.
4. Creating World
"Creating World" reminds of the fantastical world created by the director Miyazaki Hayao and expresses the contrast between the peaceful nature and industrial side of the world, where labor and technology hold power. The original image board of "Castle in the Sky" (1986) and the artworks of the movies released after it are displayed to show the power of imagination by the director Miyazaki Hayao through concept sketches and background drawings.
5. Sky View Installation
A relaxing time is provided at this Sky View Installation, a theme that is often provided as a motif of "Spending relaxing time", "want to take a break", "need time to think", or "wants to dream for a bit".
This exhibition focuses complex vertical structure of Miyazaki Hayao's art settings found in the movies focused on "flying", including a hotel in "Spirited Away", the underwater world in "Ponyo" (2008), "Porco Rosso" (1992), and "Wind Rises" (2013).
A speedy changes in the characters and story can be felt in this exhibition. For example, in "Haul's Moving Castle" (2004), the protagonist and other casts experience physical changes together with complex feelings. In "Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind", unique methods are taken to express the effects on nature that human activities can have.
7. Magical Forest
A gigantic, mystical tree leads us to another world as the connector between dream and real world.
In this final gallery of the exhibition, it will mainly displays the designs and drawings related to nature, including "Kodama", the spirit of forest from "Princess Mononoke".
The route from "Magical Forest" leads us back to the museum from inspiring exhibition.
♦"Miyazaki Hayao Exhibition" Goods and Movie Projection Information
Catalog to enjoy the world of the director Miyazaki Hayao is available with illustrations of a total of 256 pages. The production documents of first few TV workss and a total of 11 movies are contained as well.
This catalog is published from Academy Museum of Motion Pictures and Delmonico Books. The introduction is written by the Studio Ghibli Director and Producer Suzuki Toshio, and essays are written by the Pete Doctor, the CEO of Pixar Animation Studio, the movie critic Daniel Cotenshulte, Academy Museum of Motion Pictures Curator Jessical Niebel. Filmography also comes with the catalog.
Moreover, the Ghibli movies are shown in the movie theater inside Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, and the unique goods related to Studio Ghibli are sold in the museum store.
（C）1984 Studio Ghibli・H
（C）1988 Studio Ghibli
（C）2001 Studio Ghibli・NDDTM
It has been decided for some anime works to be broadcast on "Kinyo Road SHOW!", for five consecutive weeks during summer 2020. The anime works include ”Koe no Katachi”, which is new but has a potential to help Japanese theatre anime to develop, and masterpieces of Studio Ghibli.
On Jul. 31, ”Koe no Katachi” will be broadcast. It depicts a painful but beautiful youth story between a shy boy and a deaf girl. This work, produced by Kyoto Animation known for ”K-ON!” and "Sound! Euphonium", has won an outstanding performance award at Japan Academy Film Prize and other high praises at Annecy International Animation Film Festival and others. It is a touching movie, which children living in the present should watch.
On Aug. 7, "Fireworks, Should We See Them from the Side or from Below?", which was released in 2017, will be on-air for the first time. It was managed by Shinbo Akiyuki known for "Puella Magi Madoka☆Magica" and "Kizumonogatari", and depicts a story of a seventh grade girl and boy, who had a mysterious experience in summer. The theme song by DAOKO and Yonezu Kenshi has also become popular.
For three weeks from Aug. 14, Studio Ghibli anime will be broadcast, starting with "My Neighbor Totoro" by Miyazaki Hayao.
On Aug. 21, the full-length version of "From Up On Poppy Hill" will be broadcast. It is set in 1963, when the last Tokyo Olympic was held, and depicts charming but brilliant 16-year-old girl and 17-year-old boy living honestly. Nagasawa Masami, Okada Junichi, and others are voicing.
On Aug. 28, the full-length version of "The Borrower Arrietty" will be broadcast. It depicts a little girl and boy living under the floor. Shida Mirai, Kamiki Ryunosuke, Otake Shinobu and others are voicing.
【Let's enjoy anime during summer! Natsu ani 2020】 will be held on "Kinyo Road SHOW!" from Jul. 31. You can enjoy new works and masterpieces of Studio Ghibli.
Please check them out.
(C)Oima Yoshitoki・Kodansha/Movie Koe no Katachi Production Comittee
(C)2017 "Fireworks, Should We See Them from the Side or from Below?" Production Comittee
Japanese dress-up emoji keyboard app called "Simeji" released the ranking titled "Top 10 anime and manga with a nice meal scene".
There were 1,700 votes from teen, female Simeji users, and the 1st place was "My Neighbor Totoro", the 2nd place was "Howl's Moving Castle", and the 3rd place was "Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba".
The 1st place went to "My Neighbor Totoro", the movie produced by the director Miyazaki Hayao from Studio Ghibli, which marks the 32nd anniversary in 2020, with its release in Apr. 1988.
There were many relatable meal scenes for teen girls, including biting into a whole cucumber and eating the handmade lunchbox.
The 2nd place "Howl's Moving Castle", the movie released from Studio Ghibli in 2004. Director Miyazaki's works ranked both in the 1st and 2nd place.
The protagonist cooks bacon and an eggs is remarkable, and realistic sounds make us hungry.
The 3rd place went to "Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba", manga by Gotouge Koyoharu, which just finished its serialization in "Weekly Shonen Jump".
It had gained great attention both with the anime and manga itself, and there many dishes which can be recreated at home: the protagonist Kamado Tanjirou's udon and tempura, and Kanroji Mitsuru's pancake with honey.
The 4th place went to "Castle in the Sky", which is famous for "Rapyuta Bread", and the 5th place was "Food Wars!: Shokugeki no Soma", the manga which the son of a diner Yukihira Souma shows growth at the prestigious cooking school "Tootsuki Academy".
"Ms. Koizumi Loves Ramen Noodles", "Torico", "What Did You Eat Yesterday?", "Hana no Zubora-meshi", and "Cooking Daddy" ranked in the top 10.
Simeji Ranking: "Which Anime Reminds You of a Nice Meal Scene?"
1st: My Neighbor Totoro (Anime)
2nd: Howl's Moving Castle (Anime)
3rd: Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba (Manga)
4th: Castle in the Sky (Anime)
5th: Food Wars!: Shokugeki no Soma (Manga)
6th: Ms. Koizumi Loves Ramen Noodles (Manga)
7th: Torico (Manga)
8th: What Did You Eat Yesterday? (Manga)
9th: Hana no Zubora-meshi (Manga)
10th: Cooking Daddy (Manga)
※Survey conducted from Feb. 3, 2020 to Feb. 13, 2020
Answered by 1,758 teen girls
Titled "Ghibli movies at least once in your lifetime", a total of 4 Ghibli movies, including "Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind" and "Princess Mononoke", will be shown at 372 movie theaters around Japan from Jun. 26, 2020. The great works of the Japanese animation industry will be shown on the big screens of the movie theaters.
The movies shown this time are: "Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind", "Princess Mononoke", "Spirited Away", and "Tales from Earthsea".
"Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind" is the movie released in 1984. Nausicaa is the name of the absolute heroine created by the director Miyazaki Hayao. It had huge effects on the movies and anime around the world and changed the way the female protagonist should be.
"Princess Mononoke" is the large-scaled story of the relationship between nature and humans. It had set a new record of the box-office revenue in Japan of 1997 and become popular around the world. The movie challenged the question-can nature and human coexist?
"Spirited Away" is the movie released 2001 which ranks in the top of the box-office revenue ranking with the sale of 30.4 billion JPY. The protagonist Chihiro is a girl who enters "the bathhouse", where the gods assemble and has her parents changed into the pigs. She has her name changed to Sen and grows up as she works in the bathhouse.
"Tales from Earthsea" is the movie released in 2006. The director was Miyazaki Gorou, who is the son of Miyazaki Hayao. This movie delivers a message for survival in the age of chaos through the adventure of a boy called Allen and the master Ghedo.
These 4 movies will be shown in 372 movie theaters around Japan from Jun. 26, 2020.
"Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind"/(C) 1984 Studio Ghibli・H
"Princess Mononoke"/ (C) 1997 Studio Ghibli・ND
"Spirited Away"/ (C) 2001 Studio Ghibli・NDDTM
"Tales from Earthsea"/(C) 2006 Studio Ghibli・NDHDMT
It has turned out that the broadcast slot of the TV anime "Pokémon" will move. It will be broadcast every Friday from 6:55 p.m. starting from Oct. 9.
The anime "Pokémon" started broadcasting in 1997. It has been broadcast since 2018 on Sundays from 6:00 p.m.
This time, tit has been decided to move the broadcast slot. From Oct. 9, it will be broadcast from 6:55 p.m. to 7:25 p.m. on Fridays.
In the television industry , there is a custom to call the time slot from 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. prime time, and the time slot from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. "golden time" in Japanese. It was also the main topic that there were no anime broadcasts during the "golden time" in 2019.
To commemorate this move to the golden time on Fridays, Pikachu has been appointed Executive Golden Producer.
Dressed in a gilding costume, Pikachu appeared in a TV commercial. Becoming a producer, he will continue to liven up the program with various projects.
Furthermore, it has been decided to hold the first virtual live event for 4 consecutive weeks by the anime "Pokémon". It will be a viewer-participative talk show that welcomes guests who are involved in "Pokémon" and publishes information that can only be heard here. Details of the program will be released at a later date.
（Ｃ）Nintendo・Creatures・GAME FREAK・TV Tokyo・ShoPro・JR Kikaku （Ｃ）Pokemon
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
"PROJECT SCARD" so far has experienced the drama CD and character song production and has broadcast the voice actor programs, and now it is going to experience the TV anime adoption. The TV anime will be released as "Scar of Blaita" as a sequel to the drama CD and is scheduled on Jan. 2021 at MBS, TBS, BS-TBS's "Animeism". The casts and the promotion movie are also released this time.
"PROJECT SCARD" is the media mix project by Frontier Works. The story is set in "Akatsuki Special Area" inof Tokyo. The existence of protecting the city abandoned by the authority were the "Scards", who own the tatttoos which sealed the gods. The defender of the city "Helios", the defender of the organizations "Artemis", and the defender of the rule "Special Police Force" use the abilities gained from the tatttoos. They continue to believe in their "justice" while fighting and struggles continue on a daily basis. This is the story of them living to their fullest in the ordinary days.
The cast members announced this time included Fukuhara Katsumi, playing Kurama Hokuto, Tsuda Kenjirou, playing the former Fresvelg, and Ueda Youji, playing the former Morrigan.
The main theme song will be sung by the 8 main characters. Check the promotion movie out to listen to the song.
TV anime "Scar of Blaita" will be broadcast from Jan. 2021 on MBS, TBS, BS-TBS's "Animeism"
（C）GoHands,Frontier Works Praeter Project
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.