The main cast members Hatanaka Tasuku, Suwabe Junichi, Ishida Akira, and Suzumura Kenichi, and character visuals of the TV Anime “MARS RED” (scheduled to be broadcast in 2021) have been announced. In addition, the first PV has been released, along with the comments received from the cast.
“MARS RED” is originally a musical stage reading written, scripted, and directed by the playwriter Fujisawa Bun’ou, who is known as “the leading person in musical stage readings” for his many original works sent out to the world. The manga writer Karakara Kemuri, known for “Laughing Under the Clouds” and “Laughing in Limbo”, is in charge of the main visual.
The TV anime’s story is set in the Taisho era where it depicts the actions of “Special Unit 16” aka “the Zero Agency” of the anti-vampire organization secretly formed by the Japanese government
The cast members Hatanaka Tasuku, Suwabe Junichi, Ishida Akira, and Suzumura Kenichi will be playing the role of the main characters of “the Zero Agency”.
Hatanaka will be voicing Kurusu Shuutarou, a rookie vampire who is one of the strongest in Japan, Suwabe is Maeda Yoshinobu, a colonel and the strongest man on earth who manages the “the Zero Agency”, Ishida will be playing the role of Takeuchi, a mad scientist who enjoys his immortal soul, and Suzumura will be the voice of Suwa who had been living as a vampire since the Edo era.
The first promo video includes the voices of the cast, and by watching it you will be able to anticipate the world shown in the TV anime with the background music by Muranaka Toshiyuki.
TV anime “MARS RED” is scheduled to be broadcast in 2021. In addition to it, the MARS RED project, which is planning various developments, is currently looking for members of the fan club “Special Unit 16”.
<Full comments are below>
[Hatanaka Tasuku as Kurusu Shuutarou]
My name is Hatanaka Tasuku and I will be playing Kurusu Shuutarou, a vampire who cannot accept the fact of not being a human anymore, and still has a weak mind of a human. I want to portray him with much energy! I confess to being nervous since I am surrounded by amazing seniors an staff, but I'll do my best! Looking forward to working with them!!
[Suwabe Junichi as Maeda Yoshinobu]
I played Maeda at the premiere of Fujisawa's stage reading MARS RED in 2013. I could never imagine that such a day would come. In the anime, new elements are added and the world inside it is further expanded. Please look forward to it!
[Ishida Akira as Takeuchi]
I am glad to be able to continue playing the familiar role of Takeuchi since the time of the stage reading. The anime adaptation includes a new story besides the original version of the play, so I am excited to know more about it. Please look forward to its release.
[Suzumura Kenichi as Suwa]
At the premiere held in 2013, I was shocked by the impressive stage. Since it is an anime adaptation of the greatest reading play ever seen in Japan… it will surely become a magnificent work! For those who have always loved the original play and those who watch it for the first time, please enjoy the unique MARS RED anime!
(C) Fujisawa Bun'ou / SIGNAL.MD / MARS RED Production Committee
The latest works "Olympia Kyklos" by manga artist Yamazaki Mari who worked on "Thermae Romae" has been decided to be turned into a TV animation. The title will be "Bessatsu Olympia Kyklos", which will be broadcasted on TOKYO MX in April.
"Olympia Kyklos" is a comedy work in which an ancient Greek young man got transported back in time to Tokyo Olympic Games in 1964. The series have been serialized in "Grand Jump" (Shueisha) and it is determined that the volume 4 will be published on Feb. 19.
Fujii Ryo, a content creator known for "Mitz-Carl kun" and "Odomo TV" by NHK E-Tele and "Ishida Mitsunari CM" in Shiga, is in charge of the anime "Bessatsu Olympia Kyklos". He will try to visualize it using a method that combines characters moving with clay animation and various video techniques.
The tag line, "the main character is clay!?" has been confirmed in the teaser visual. It is likely to be a fresh work that you can not predict what the content will be. There will be a total of 24 episodes for this 5 minute short animation.
Prior to the broadcast in April, comments from Yamazaki Mari and director Fujii have been also released.
<Full comments are posted as follows>
[Yamazaki Mari (Original writer)]
You can see the characters and materials beautifully match, which makes me think as if I might have created Demetrius to have Director Fujii make them clay animated and move. I want to show it to the ancient Greeks.
[Fujii Ryo (Director)]
This will be a TV animation from a manga works, which has various elements that intertwined history, comparative culture, sports, and philosophy deeply.
And it's a 5 minute frame!? That's impossible. In the first place, is it okay that "I" make it? I asked about 100 times.
However, I was surprised that Ms. Yamazaki says OK…
I'll do my best to make it (funny) visualized since it's settled.
As a story of a parallel world slightly different from the original, please enjoy "Bessatsu Olympia Kyklos".
(C) Yamazaki Mari Shueisha / "Bessatsu Olympia Kyklos" Production Committee
The musical stage reading "MARS RED" will be the first original stage reading to become an anime. The broadcast will be in 2021.
Not only an anime but various media mix of "MARS RED" will begin under the "MARS RED Project". We have also received comments from the production staff such as original writer/audio director Fujisawa Bunou and character drafter Karakara Kemuri.
"MARS RED" is originally written, scripted, and directed by the playwriter Fujisawa Bunou, who is titled "the leading person in musical stage readings". Manga writer Karakara Kemuri, known for "Laughing Under the Clouds" and "Laughing in Limbo", is in charge of the main visual.
The TV anime takes on the same plot as the original work. The story is set in the Taisho era where it depicts the action ofthe "Special Unit 16" aka "the Zero Agency" of the anti-vampire organization secretly formed by the Japanese government . The characters will be designed by Takeuchi Yukari from "Norn9", based on the character draft of Karakara Kemuri.
The other staff are; Fujisaki Junichi from "Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex" and "BLOOD+" as series composer/scriptwriter, Muranaka Toshiyuki who has worked with Fujisawa on musical stage readings for many years as music composer, Fujisawa himself as the audio director, and the animation will be done by SIGNAL.MD from the IG Port group.
At this point, the "MARS RED Project" only has this anime adaptation and the manga serialized in "Monthly Comic Garden" drawn by Karakara Kemuri, in process. However, they have revealed to have plans for other media.
In conjunction with the anime adaptation, they have begun to recruit members of the "MARS RED Project" fan club "Special Unit 16". They will be accepting applications via registration of e-zines. You will obtain a membership card, membership number, and many other benefits. The earlier you apply the better the benefits are.
This is the first time to create an anime based on a musical stage reading. The whole project including the anime will be something you don't want to miss.
<Full comments are as below>
【Fujisawa Bunou: Original Writer/Audio Director】
My "MARS RED" is becoming an anime and take off to Japan and the world. It started as a musical stage reading, became a manga through Karakara Kemuri-sensei, and now, as a new media mix, is becoming an anime. I will also be the audio director and my sworn friend Muranishi Toshiyuki-shi is in charge of the music! I'm grateful for all of it!
【Karakara Kemuri: Character Drafter】
Congratulations on the anime adaptation! Of the many Fujisawa stage readings, MARS RED has complex settings and relationships of the characters. I'm already excited since I always wanted to see this piece of work in motion. It is really an honor to be a part of this world in which various people work in unity. Make sure you watch the show!
【Fujisaki Junichi: Series Composer/Script Writer】
The first thing that came to mind when I was asked to take part in this project was that a stage reading draws pictures in the minds of the audiences. That's why I tried "drawing" the script instead of "writing" it. Bunou-kun and I have created a new stage for the attractive world and the characters in it. Please look forward to the show.
【Muranaka Toshiyuki: Musical Composer】
Congratulations on the anime adaptation! Fujisawa-san and I have come a long way creating stage readings together. We've put in soooo much love and trouble in to are work, haha. I want to make everyone say "The music of 'MARS RED' is awesome!". Please praise me, haha. I will do my best...
【President of SIGNAL. MD Morishita Katsuji: Animation】
I remember the early days of meeting Fujisawa Bunou-san and saying "It would be nice if a stage reading by Fujisawa-san becomes an anime." I'm so glad that that day has come. We would be grateful if you could give us your warm support towards this very first attempt in the anime scene.
"MARS RED" Anime Adaptation in 2021
(C)Fujisawa Bunou/SIGNAL.MD/MARS RED Production Committee
"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
Aug. 17 is Hatanaka Tasuku's birthday.
Hatanaka Tasuku started his career as a voice actor in "The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe", which was released in 2006, and have been voicing a lot of protagonists in many films and animes.
He debuted as an artist in 2017 as well, and have been loved by many fans. He will release his 4th single "HISTORY" on Aug. 19.
Anime!Anime! interviewed him about why he decided to become a voice actor, and his career as an artist.
Anime!Anime! conducted a readers survey titled "Who is your most favorite character voiced by Hatanaka Tasuku?", celebrating his birthday. The survey had been conducted from Aug. 5, 2020 to Aug. 12, 2020, and received 154 answers.
The male-to-female ratio was about 35% to 65%, which means that the female readers accounted for a large percentage. About 35% of the readers were under 19-year-old, 30% were in their twenties, and about 20% were in thirties.
■1st place went to Kaminari Denki from "My Hero Academia".
A lot of fans like his voice when his brain short-circuits.
"My Hero Academia" Kaminari Denki received about 20% support ratings.
Kaminari Denki is a potential hero, who can be electrified. However, his brain short-circuits and he goes craze if he overuses the electricity. Some comments have arrived such as, "It is sad but heartwarming that even though he has a great potential, he cannot make the most of it and he sometimes goes crazy.", and "He is usually acting silly, but he can get things done when he has to, which is nice!". A lot of fans like his line "Waaaay" when he overuses the electricity, which shows that they are attracted by the difference between his playing an active role, and being silly.
"KING OF PRISM" Series Kougami Taiga received about 18% support ratings.
He is good at street-style breaking dance. Many fans call him "enthusiastic" and describe him as, "He is blunt, so even though he looks cold-hearted, he has much enthusiasm. Hatanaka's powerful voice recreates it well", and "He is handsome and looks cold-hearted, but he is enthusiastic and likes festivals. He respects a senior that he has been admiring too much, which is funny." Some other fans also like his performances on the event, "It was great that I could watch Taiga's dancing and singing just as in the anime."
3rd place went to "Ultraman Z" with about 14% support ratings.
"Ultraman Z" has just started in 2016. The signature phrase "I Ask That You Chant My Name!" loved by many readers. The comments such as, "He respects the senior Ultra Warriors too much, and he cannot speak the language used in the earth well, which is comical. I really like Ultraman Z." show that he is still a new character, but already popular.
■Other comments are below.
For "Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress" Ikoma.
"I still remember that Hatanaka did his best to voice Ikoma, who was struggling to survive. I really like this."
"I really like his humane and passionate voicing. I nearly felt pain when I heard his screaming."
For "Ushio and Tora" Aotsuki Ushio.
"His gentle but strong voice matches the robust character."
For "Yumeiro Cast" Jougasaki Subaru.
"I was attracted because he is cheerful and always tries his best. On top of that, his song is wonderful! I was amazed when I listened his solo 'You& Me de, wave?' for the first time."
For "Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal" Tsukumo Yuma.
"I got to know Hatanaka through this character. Yuma is energetic and never gives up, which is encouraging." Some fans voted for this work, which is the Hatanaka's first voicing of the protagonist in the anime.
The readers voted not only for the animes but also for the games, films with special effects, dubbed western films, and others. Some works related to his songs were also ranked in the top 10.
■Ranking Top 10
"Who is your most favorite character voiced by Hatanaka Tasuku?"
1. Kaminari Denki "My Hero Academia"
2. Kougami Taiga "KING OF PRISM" Series
3. Ultraman Z "Ultraman Z"
4. Ikoma "Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress"
5. Hyodo Kumon "A3!"
6. Tsukumo Yuma "Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal"
7. Jougasaki Subaru "Yumeiro Cast"
8. Edmund Pevensie "The Chronicles of Narnia" Series
8. Nagami Yuu "My Sister, My Writer"
10. Aotsuki Ushio "Ushio and Tora"
10. Nagakura Gou "Battery"
10. Busujima Eiji "Senryu Girl"
10. Leslie Kyle "Final Fantasy VII Remake"
(Survey Period is from Aug. 5, 2020 to Aug. 12, 2020.)
The voice actor/artist Hatanaka Tasuku appeared on the voice actor photo page of the "Monthly TV Guide" September issue. The purchaser benefit of him in a refreshing Yukata has been revealed.
Hatanaka, whose new single "HISTORY" will be released on Aug. 19, has appeared on the voice actor photo page of the "Monthly TV Guide" September issue. It's a photo of him in a refreshing Yukata on a sunny summer day during the Tsuyu season (rainy season in Japan). He expresses his honest feelings about the warm cheering and letters from fans, showing various expressions along with the photo. We have also received a comment from him.
There will be a special gift of <Hatanaka Tasuku Special Gift Photo> given to those who buy the magazine at Animate stores. The photos vary in design depending on the regions the magazine is sold, so don't forget to check out each of them.
Inohara Yoshihiko, Masuda Takahisa, Kitayama Hiromitsu, Shigeoka Daiki, and Kishi Yuuta, who are the main personalities of "24-Hour Television 43", will be on the cover and opening photo of "Monthly TV Guide" September issue.
"Monthly TV Guide" September issue, which is priced at 400 JPY (tax included), will be released on Jul. 21, 2020.
<Comment from Hatanaka Tasuku>
I felt that this is the best season to wear a Yukata. It was a comfortable experience since Yukatas are so airy and light. In the old days, people were probably been comfortable int these cloths.
I was afraid it was going to rain, but it never did, and it was nice weather to have a photo session.
The 3rd photo album "Bungou Nostalgia", the collaboration between the scenery depicted in the sentence by Bungou (literary master) and popular talents, is here. The product will featured Hatanaka Tasuku performing the world of "Kumo no Ito (Spider's web) written by the Bungou, Akutagawa Ryuunosuke. Pre-orders are available at MOGU Mall Official Shop.
"Bungou Nostalgia Akutagawa Ryuunosuke X Hatanaka Tasuku Kumo no Ito" is a collaboration photo album between the world ofthe folktale "Kumo no Ito" written by Akutagawa Ryuunosuke and the voice actor, Hatanaka Tasuku. It is comprised of two parts which are the recreation of the world of the original work, and the situation of enjoying the novel at a cafe. The photo album comes with an audio disc of Hatanaka Tasuku reading "Kumo no Ito".
Moreover, a live streaming commentary event "Tasuku no Ito" will be held on Jul. 22, 2020, exclusively for those who purchased the photo album. This event will feature Hanataka himself commenting on the photo album, answering fans' question and other various contents that add to the enjoyment of this photo album.
"Bungou Nostalgia Akutagawa Ryuunosuke X Hatanaka Tasuku Kumo no Ito" is priced at 3,000 JPY (tax excluded), and the EC limited set (included with the ticket of the live screening event) is priced at 7,000 JPY (tax excluded). Pre-orders are currently available at MOGU Mall Official Shop.
A short anime "Crotch Warrior M's-n : Crotch Freedom Version", the protagonist of which is "Crotch Warrior M's-n", the image character of "Delicare M's", a medical cream to heal itching and rashes in delicate areas, has been released.
In the video, "PRESS RELEASE Who is voicing Crotch Warrior M's-n?", which was released on Jul. 10, it was announced that "an unexpected and big actor" would be voicing him. It has been revealed that Ishida Akira is voicing M's-n and Tachiki Fumihiko is voicing Fake M's-n.
"Crotch Warrior M's-n" is a hero of justice and refreshing feelings, who has come from Delicare, a far-off planet to save the world from summer crotch itch. This "Crotch Warrior M's-n : Crotch Freedom Version" is the dubbed version of "Crotch Warrior M's-n" the 7th episode, which wasreleased on Jul. 6.
Unlike the 7th episode, it features a nice reaction from M's-n (voiced by Ishida) "We should just calm down. What's the freedom version?", a harsh reaction from Fake M's-n, and a Japanese tongue twister "Nama-mugi nama-gome nama-tamago", which is a part of the exam of "Tekiryo Tofu Jigoku (a challenge to put appropriate amount of the medical cream)".
In the end, the comment "Is the next episode coming?", has been left, which makes us expect it.
<All comments are below>
Ishida Akira as M's-n
■Q How did you feel after voicing together with Tachiki ?
He looks as if he knew nothing while he is infected with vice of the 23. That's amazing.
■Q What did you think when you got an offer to voice M's-n in
the short anime "Crotch Warrior M's-n" ?
Probably I seemed to be appropriate for a crotch warrior, which is great but embarrassing at the same time.
■Q Can you leave some comments for the viewers ?
You should be unsatisfied and nervous due to the delay of the Olympic and Coronavirus. I hope M's-n works to heal an itch in your heart.
Tachiki Fumihiko as Fake M's-n
■Q How did you feel after voicing together with Ishida ?
We were the best coupling. The opposite characters, M's-n and Fake M's-n, have same ambition, which is novel and smart.
■Q What did you think when you got an offer to voice M's-n in
the short anime "Crotch Warrior M's-n" ?
The story is barely crossing the line and seems a little risky. However, finally I thought it was nostalgic, heroic, retro, humorous, and interesting.
■Q Can you leave some comments for the viewers ?
I tried my best to play a "genuinely fake" character in the one of a kind anime movie. Please watch this movie and feel refreshed.
A collaboration project between VA・Akira Ishida(彰) and Comedian・Akira Ishida(明) called 『W Ishida Live Reading「USHIROMUKI」』. Although they both have the same name, they come from completely different fields of expertise. Let's take a look on how they performed back before the DVD/Blu-ray was released.
To commemorate the 10th anniversary of "Uta no Prince-sama" on Jun. 24, 2020, the WEB radio "Suzumura & Shimono no Uta☆Pri broadcasting Station" will be revived as a mini-programs with three broadcasts.
This WEB radio program has been broadcast 5 times since 2010.
Radio personality will stay the same as before: Hijikawa Masato, played by Suzumura Kenichi, and Kurusu Sho played by Shimono Hiro.
Also, in the 1st and 2nd broadcast, Suzuki Tatsuhisa, who played the role of Kurosaki Ranmaru, will appear as a guest for the first time. The program is waiting now for your messages.
The broadcast date of "Suzumura & Shimono no Uta☆Pri broadcasting Station ~ 10th Anniversary ~" will be announced later.
(C) Saotome Gakuen
“ONE MORNING”, which is currently being broadcasted on TOKYO FM and JFN's 38 stations nationwide, featuring voice actor Suzumura Kenichi, will be conducting a special project of the anime “Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba” for 4 days from Feb. 17 to 20, 2020. There will be a talk between Suzumura and Takahashi Yuuma, the producer of Aniplex who produced it, and a project where a big fan of the work, Suzuki Airi, will talk about its charm. Also, on the 24th of the week following the special project, voice actor Shimono Hiro, who played as Agatsuma Zenitsu, will be performing as a substitute radio personality.
“ONE MORNING” features the anime “Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba”, which was broadcasted for 2 consecutive terms in Apr. to Sep. 2019, for 4 days from Feb. 17 to 20.
They will look back at how the production site was and have a talk about the interaction of the work, with Takahashi, the producer of Aniplex, who produced “Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba”.
You can hear how the famous marketing producer of Aniplex gave his attention to this work and the thoughts to the anime from the producer's point of view. In addition, each of those topics will be in the form of interview with the program personality Suzumura, who played as Iguro Obanai in the work.
Also, Suzuki, an artist who is a big fan of the work and has become an anime lover because of this work, will join it and talk about what she likes about the work from a fan's perspective. In addition, on the 24th of the week following the special project, voice actor Shimono Hiro, who played as Agatsuma Zenitsu, will be performing as a substitute radio personality.
The feature of "Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba" by "ONE MORNING" will be broadcasted for 4 days from Feb. 17 to 20, 2020.
There will be a special performance of "AD-LIVE ZERO", an improvisational theater which is produced by voice actor, Suzumura Kenichi. It will be held at Makuhari International Training Center on Jan. 18, 2020.
The 2nd announcement of casts for the anime "MARS RED", based on a musical stage reading and scheduled to be broadcast on 2021, are Orikasa Fumiko, Takagi Ayahi, Furukawa Makoto, etc. At the same time, the characters' visuals have been revealed.
“MARS RED” is a musical stage reading anime where it is originally written, scripted, and directed by the playwriter Fujisawa Bunou, who is titled “the leading person in musical stage readings” and the mangaka Karakara Kemuri is in charge of the main visual.
The story is set in the Taisho era (Period in the Japan history dating from 30 July 1912 to 25 December 1926)where it depicts the action of the “Special Unit 16” aka “the Zero Agency” of the anti-vampire organization secretly formed by the Japanese government.
It was announced that Orikasa Fumiko, Yanaka Hiroshi, Takagi Ayahi, Kokuryuu Sachi, and Furukawa Makoto will join as the cast. Orikasa and Yanaka will be voicing Shirase Aoi and Nakajima Sonosuke respectively, who are familiar and important characters in the musical stage reading. Takagi, Kokuryuu, and Furukawa will be voicing the new original character which are Misaki, Tenmaya Shinnosuke, and Rufus Glen.
Further information such as the main characters will be announced from summer onward.
(C)Fujisawa Bunou/SIGNAL.MD/MARS RED Production Committee
It has been decided that TV anime series "Sorcery Fight" will be broadcast in Oct. 2020 on MBS / TBS 28 stations nationwide net "Super Animeism" at 1:25 a.m. At the same time, the production team and the first PV were released, and the appearance of Suwabe Junichi was also announced.
The TV anime series "Sorcery Fight" is based on the manga with the same title drawn by Akutami Gege, which is serialized in Weekly Shonen Jump.
Enoki Junya, Uchida Yuma, Seto Asami, and Nakamura Yuichi have already been decided as the main cast.
Suwabe Junichi has been announced as a new cast. Suwabe will voice Ryoumensukuna, the king of curses that counts for full resurrection.
In addition, the first PV with the newest information has been released. The animation production is done by MAPPA, which worked on “Dorohedo” and “Yuri !!! on ICE”.
The TV anime series "Sorcery Fight" will start broadcasting from Oct.2020 on MBS / TBS .28 stations nationwide net "Super Animeism".
(C) Akutami Gege / Shueisha / Sorcery Fight Production Committee
TV anime "Love Live!! Nijigasaki High School Idol Club"'s broadcast was decided to be on Oct. 2020. The key visual and the PV have been released for the first time.
"Love Live!! Nijigasaki High School Idol Club" takes place in the popular high school "Nijigasaki High School", with freedom as the school motto and have various major to be selected, in Odaiba, Tokyo. Takasaka Yu, the second year of the regular division, got attracted to the school idol's charm, and she knocks on the door of the "High School Idol Club" together with her childhood friend, Uehara Ayumu. It depicts the first “Minna de Kanaeru Monogatari” (A story where every wishes some true) by the nine + one young girls.
Moreover, it was decided that Yano Hinaki will be the voice of "Takasaki Yu", which is you. The voice can be heard from the PV that was released.
TV anime "Love Live!! Nijigasaki High School Idol Club" will start on Oct. 2020. Further information will be announced soon.
（C）Project Love Live!! Nijigasaki High School Idol Club
"Soredake ga Neck", an original anime, which features communication of the present generation, will be broadcast on TV Tokyo from Oct. 12. The teaser visual, staff, and character information have also been revealed.
The director for the TV anime "Soredake ga Neck" is Iguchi Noboru (known for the live action "The Flowers of Evil", and the movie "The Machine Girl"). Kuniyoshi Saki (the leader of a theatrical company Kuniyoshi-gumi, and known for "Yamishibai: Japanese Ghost Stories Season 7") is responsible for the series composition and script writing, and TIA Co., Ltd. is in charge of the animation production.
Set in an ordinary convenience store, the film raises questions about the nature of modern communication through the appearance of convenience store employees who don't speak properly, while also showing that the protagonist, Muto (?), who has many mysteries to solve., the mysterious protagonist.
The teaser visual features a mysterious man and cat in a world having a dreadful atmosphere like the end of the world. Even though the face of a man holding a rice ball is hidden with "?", the man seems to be the protagonist Muto(?).
Furthermore, the character information has also been revealed. It introduces a staff at Hot Hot Mart, Adam, and Nekomaru, who is a homeless cat. Adam has social anxiety and is always wearing a mask. He is an international student and working part-time, and Nekomaru, is a homeless cat living around the convenience store. The information about the cast will be updated soon.
TV anime "Soredake ga Neck" will be broadcast at TV Tokyo from 2:30 a.m. on Oct. 12, 2020.
(C)"Soredake ga Neck" Production Committee
TV anime "Otherside Picnic" will start from Jan. 2021. In addition, the latest PV and the screen shots have been released and additional staff are also announced.
"Otherside Picnic" is the mystery investigation novel from "Hayakawa Bunko", which is written by Miyazawa Iori
Two girls step in the other side of the world where "Internet Roars" like "Kunekune", "8Shaku-sama", "Kisaragi Station", and other dangerous and mysterious creatures that actually appear in the rumors in real life. They take a step forward for a dangerous survival for interest, research and money.
The promotion movie released this time showed a part of the survival by a female university student Kmigoe Kuugyo, a character played by Hanamori Miyuri who has an abundant knowledge of internet roars, and Kashina Chouko, a mysterious woman played by Kayano Ai who knows how to use weapons well. They look up for "what they should not have looked up" on the video.
TV anime "Otherside Picnic" begins its broadcast from Jan. 2021. Detailed information will be released later.
(C) Miyazawa Iori, Hayakawa Shobo/DS Research Labolatory
A new original anime was announced as a collaboration project between Utsumi Hiroko, known for titles such as "Free!", and Bones, the studio behind "My Hero Academia".
Bones was founded by the Sunrise former staff member Minami Masahiko and his colleagues in 1998. The studio has produced various anime series including "Fullmetal Alchemist", "Eureka Seven", "Bungou Straight Dogs", "Mob Psycho 100", and "My Hero Academia". Its most recent title, "Josee, the Tiger and the Fish" is set to be released on Dec. 15, 2020.
Besides her notorious role in the production of "Free!", Utsumi Hiroko was also in charge of "BANANA FISH" as a director.
What kind of creation will come life as the result of this collab is something to definitely look forward to.
The title of the anime will be publicly revealed along with other information on Sep. 20 at Shinjuku Yunika Vision, Tokyo.
"MASOCHISTIC ONO BAND" (also known as MOB), an air band, which originated in "Dear Girl -Stories- by Kamiya Hiroshi & Ono Daisuke" (also known as DGS), a radio program of Nippon Cultural Broadcasting, will be in charge of the new theme song of the TV anime "Bonobono".
"Bonobono" is based on a comic by Igarashi Mikio, which started to be serialized in 1986, and has a circulation of over 9 million. It depicts Bonobono, a little sea otter, who is interested in odd and mysterious things, and other laid-back and cute characters. They make us relax to feel and see the meaning of life.
"MASOCHISTIC ONO BAND", which will be in charge of the new theme song, is an air band originated in "Dear Girl -Stories- by Kamiya Hiroshi & Ono Daisuke", and consists of 6 members. The members include ONO-D（Vo）, HIRO-C（Vo）, 3M（Gt）, DO-S（Ba）, YAGI84（Key）, and CHANKO（Dr）. The leader is ONO-D.
For this new theme song, the band name will be changed from "MASOCHISTIC ONO BAND" to "MASOCHISTIC BONO BAND". The new theme song will start to be used from the new year 2021.
Let's look forward to further information announced in the TV program or the official website.
TV anime "Bonobono" is being broadcast on Fuji TV from 5:22 a.m. every Saturday.
(C)Igarashi Mikio / Takeshobo, Fuji TV, Eiken
The appearance of Miyano Mamoru in ep. 6 (broadcast on Aug. 23) of the popular drama "Hanzawa Naoki" (TBS series, every Sunday from 9:00 p.m.) had become a hot topic on SNS.
He is handsome, tall, and wears a good suit. His main job is a "voice actor" in anime and various dubbing recordings. In addition to winning the Best Actor Award at the "Seiyuu Awards", which honors the most active voice actors of the year, he realized the first solo performance by a male voice actor at Nippon Budokan, and now he has also appeared on TV.
Miyano-san appeared again in the preview video for ep. 8 broadcast on Sep. 13, while the response from his appearance in ep.6 of "Hanzawa Naoki" is still fresh in everyone's memory. Moreover, there seem to be some scenes, "that no doubt will create a buzz!"...
So, for those who don't know exactly, "What kind of person Miyano Mamoru is?", and "In what kind of works he has appeared?", we will briefly introduce his amazing career and appearances. Why don't you prepare to get excited about the topic before SNS explode about his appearance in the ep. 8?
■The irreplaceable appearances in the topical works! There are many films in which he has starred.
Miyano-san, who is currently active as a voice actor, has many child roles. He has always belonged to the company Himawari, and his past roles include a student from "Kinpachi-sensei", a teammate of Kitahara Ryu played by Takizawa Hideaki in "News no Onna".
Meanwhile, he debuted as a voice actor by dubbing the overseas drama "Caitlin's Way" that was broadcast on NHK education when he was a 3rd-year high-school student. After that, he played Riku from the popular title "Kingdom Hearts", Yagami Light from the popular anime based on manga "Death Note", the main character of "Mobile Suit Gundam 00", the twelfth work in the "Gundam" series, Setsuna F. Seiei, and many other popular characters.
Recently, in addition to playing the role of Reinhard von Lohengramm in "The Legend of the Galactic Heroes: Die Neue These Seiran These", which is a reanimation of "Legend of the Galactic Heroes", Ichirouhiko (teenager) in the animated movie "The Boy and the Beast" directed by Hosoda Mamoru, Haruo Sakai in the animated movie "Godzilla" from the "Godzilla" series, and thanks to playing in so many popular works, there is strong opinion now, "Miyano Mamoru always shows up in top-works."
■The first feat of a male voice actor! Energetic artist activity
While working as a voice actor, he debuted as an artist from King Records in 2008. With the 12th single "Shine" released in 2015, he took the 1st place in the Oricon single daily ranking. This is the second person since Mizuki Nana to win first place in the name of a voice actor. Also, he achieved the "first-ever" award as a male voice actor.
Since 2009, he has been energetically performing live activities, and as mentioned at the beginning, on Oct. 4, 2013, the first solo performance by a male voice actor at Nippon Budokan "MIYANO MAMORU SPECIAL LIVE 2013 ~ TRAVELING! ~ " was held.
And at the 69th NHK Red and White Song Battle in 2018, he made a male voice actor's "first" performance as a member of the planning frame "Ogensan to Issho".
■Co-starring with Fukushi Sota and Honda Tsubasa! He's also a prolific actor.
As it was said earlier, Miyano-san was originally active as a child actor. His first job was Seiyu's commercial "Seiyu Daiichi," which appeared when he was in the first grade of elementary school.
After that, while being active as a voice actor, he appeared in various live-action movies, stages, and musicals. He has particularly a lot of experience in musicals, such as "The Prince of Tennis", the role of Prince Ismir in the Emperor theater musical "Crest of the Royal Family", performance with Fukushi Soda in a popular musical by Gekidan Shinkansen "Seven Souls In The Skull Castle: Season Moon, Waning Moon", the role of Tony in the musical "West Side Story", and many others.
He gained a big audience with his performance that made use of his height and length of limbs and his singing voice that fully showed his great voice.
He has also appeared in TV dramas like this time "Naoki Hanzawa". His appearances in "It Was Fun Last Night" with Honda Tsubasa, became a hot topic in SNS.
In Oct. 2020, he is scheduled to play the role of the Racoon in the stage "Kachikachiyama" from series "Village Produce 2020 Series Another Style" Kachikachiyama". Don't miss his new charming actor's activities in the future.
■Mamoru Miyano makes his YouTuber debut?! "Pine" video is talked about
Miyano-san as a YouTuber this year. The video streaming program "Road to LIVING!" has started on the official YouTube channel of Miyano Mamoru.
This program is to distribut special Miyano Mamoru's entertainment on YouTube for a limited time. Miyano's fans were very happy about it. There were many responses on Twitter, "Mamo, congratulations on your YouTuber debut! I've been waiting for you !!!", "YouTuber Mamoru Miyano advent ... ???", "Normal Miyano Mamoru YouTuber is amazing", "Mamo But YouTube ... it's too good!", " Mamoru !! Congratulations on your YouTuber debut! I laughed so much, I really enjoyed it! "
In the video, he tries to peel off the pineapple that he generally doesn't do, introduce the stretch before good night, arrange the Nissin Yakisoba UFO, and so on ... Miyano-san is always trying something new.
■And more in other media! Miyano Mamoru's unexpected appearance
Miyano-san's success is not limited to that.
He made live-action appearances as idol Masa Mamoru (eternal 16 years old, favorite food is pine) on the NHK's music program "Ogensan to Issho", where Hoshino Gen dressed as "Ogensan" performed together with gorgeous members from "Ogensan no Ie" in Shibuya, Tokyo.
Also, he has a lot of experience in time leap by playing the role of Rintarou Okabe in "Steins; Gate", and as a voice actor who likes yakisoba, he also starred in the one-camera long-running drama "UFO Tabe Time Leap", and "Nissin Yakisoba UFO", where he performed a tragic man who wanted to eat but couldn't.
Moreover, in Dec. 2018, he appeared on Fuji TV's "Mezamashi TV" in "December Monthly Entertainment Presenter" and has made a wide range of media activities.
■Miyano's key point is in a pinch! What will happen in ep. 8 of "Hanzawa Naoki"?
The above is a brief introduction to Miyano-san's career. Why did SNS explode about his just one episode-appearance in "Hanzawa Naoki"? Did you understand a little about the reason?
Not only has he achieved various feats as a voice actor, but he has also expanded beyond his voice acting activities and is blowing a new breeze.
And now, he appeared again in ep. 8 of "Naoki Hanzawa" that had been broadcast on Sep. 13. After watching the preview video, which shows how Furuya played by Miyano is grasping the key point by Kurosaki played by Kataoka Ainosuke, fans reacted as, "Mamo, no way!", "Mamo is finally taking over?", etc.
Since Miyano-san said only one word "yes" in ep. 6, everyone has been wondering if there are more lines in ep. 8.
We can't wait for the broadcast!
The special video of the anime "Eagle Talon",where Tsuda Kebjirou voicing all characters, "If Tsuda Kenjirou tried to be the voice actor of Eagle Talon by himself -'Phantom Battle LeagueArc'", has been released. He plays 14 characters in total, including familiar members such as the Chancellor, Yoshida-kun, and Deluxe Fighter.
This project "If 'that' person did it" originally started from the idea that the acting of the characters, which had been performed by an amateur FROGMAN, will improve greatly if they are performed by the professional voice actor.
So far, Nozawa Masako, Sugita Tomokazu, Nakata Jouji, and others have challenged, and this time, Tsuda joined cast for "Eagle Talon" Tsuda, will also take on the challenge as "to commemorate anime broadcast"of "Eagle Talon: Golden Spell" (Release Date: Oct. 4, 2020).
The content of the video is a completely new original story in which a Deluxe Fighter,who mainly stays home and wastes time, is urged by his subordinates to reluctantly go to see the current state of "Eagle Talon".
A total of 14 characters, including familiar ones such as the Chancellor, Yoshida-kun, and DX fighter, as well as monsters with one or two uniquness, have appeared, and Tsuda is in charge of all of them
In addition to the voice acting that has never been heard before, some parts remind us of the parody of the characters that we witnessed in the past, and the video is finished so that both "Eagle Talon" fans and Tsuda fans can enjoy it.
After recording this video, where Tsuda had finished everything by himself, he commented, "I was happy to be able to do it in a world of laughter. It was hard to do all the characters, and I was a little nervous and tried I to do something interesting. However, I had real freedom during the recording ... (laughs) It was fun.
The special video "If Tsuda Kenjirou is only voice actor 'Eagle Talon:Phantom Battle LeagueArc'" is now available on YouTube.
Also, "Eagle Talon: Golden Spell" will start broadcasting on TOKYO MX and others from 01:20 A.M. on Oct. 4.
As a commemoration on the release of the latest movie of "Crayon Shin-chan", Kamiya Hiroshi, the voice of Buriburizaemon, will appear on ABEMA's voice actor variety program "Say You to Yoasobi" on Sep. 24 for the first time. The enthusiasm from Kamiya said "I will be appearing for the first time! But I believe this might be the last time! Because I want to sleep at night!".
"Say You to Yoasobi" featured a total of 12 voice actors as the MC and it broadcasted live every weekday from 10:00 PM until 11:30 PM and this is the first voice actor regular program.
Kamiya Hiroshi will be appearing on Sep. 24 when the Thursday pair, Namikawa Daisuke and Ishikawa Kaito are the MC. A conversation with the three is planned.
This is the first time Kamiya Hiroshi will appear on "Say You to Yoasobi".
Toward this program, his enthusiasm is "I will be appearing for the first time on the rumor 'Say You to Yoasobi'! But I believe this might be the last time! Because I want to sleep at night! That's why I will try my best and stay up late on that day!".
Don't miss out rare opportunity if you are a fan.
Kamiya Hiroshi will appear on "Say You to Yoasobi" that will be broadcasted from 10:00 PM on Sep. 24 on ABEMA's "Anime LIVE" channel.
"Crayon Shin-chan: Clash! Graffitingdom and Nearly Four Heroes" has been released on nationwide Toho affiliated theatre on Sep. 11 (Friday).
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.