Abe Oto, a member from the group “$4.50” produced by Akimoto Yasushi and Uekiya Satoshi are set to appear in the TV drama and live-action movie adaptation of “Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken!”. Along with that are their comments.
“Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken!” is a manga series created by Oowara Sumito and is currently being serialized in “Monthly! Spirits” magazine. The story revolves around 3 high school girls with a dream to create “The Strongest World” in animation coupled with their unique outlooks on life.
Within the show, Nogizaka46's Saito Asuka will star as Asakusa Midori, Yamashita Mizuki as Mizusaki Tsubame, Umezawa Minami as Kanemori Sayaka, the three members of the “Eizouken”. Abe and Uekiya are set to appear as characters from other various clubs that the Eizouken will have interactions with.
Abe commented with: “This is the first time in my life wearing a wig for filming!! I wonder if everyone will be able to spot me..?” and Uekiya chimed in with “It was a really fun set! It was noisy and dirty and times… Yup. Hahaha!”. Their comments leave us excited for what's in store.
Live-Action “Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken!” will be broadcast under MBS/TBS' “Dramaism” program and will go live on Apr. 5 2020 for MBS and Apr. 7 2020 for TBS respectively. The movie will arrive on screens nationwide from May 15, 2020 onward on the weekend of the last episode of the TV Drama.
<Below are the full comments from the cast>
I can't believe it! It's the first time in my life putting on a wig for filming!! I wonder if everyone will be able to spot me..? Please give it a watch!
I will be making an appearance in “Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken!” It was a really fun set! It was noisy and dirty and times… Yup. Hahaha! I'm so excited!!
Movie(C)2020 “Eizouken” Live Action Movie Strategy Meeting (C) 2016 Oowara Sumito/Shogakukan
Drama(C)2020 “Eizouken” Live Action Drama Strategy Meeting (C)2016 Oowara Sumito/Shogakukan
The film adaption of the "Bungou Stray Dogs" stage play has been decided as "Bungou Stray Dogs BEAST the Movie". Hashimoto Shouhei, the actor of Akutagawa Ryunosuke says, "I will do my best to bring the charm and fun of 'Bungou Stray Dogs' through various media mixes".
"Bungou Stray Dogs BEAST" is a spin-off of "Bungou Stray Dogs" published by Kadokawa Beans Bunko.
What if the "Port Mafia's dog" Akutagawa Ryunosuke joined the Armed Detective Agency? What if Nakajima Atsushi with the "Beast Beneath the Moonlight" joined the Port Mafia? The story depicts various "if" worlds.
Not only Akutagawa and Atsushi depicted in a different style from the main series but also Oda Sakunosuke, Dazai Osamu's sworn friend, making an appearance gains much support for "BEAST" and this will be its first film adaption.
Also, a new stage play has been announced.
The stage play "Bungou Stray Dogs Jo -Hashigaki- Tanteisha Setsuritsu Hiwa ・ Dazai Osamu no Nyuusha Shiken", which is based on "Tanteisha Setsuritsu Hiwa" (Behind the establishment of the Detective Agency) and "Dazai Osamu no Nyuusha Shiken" (The entrance exam of Dazai Osamu) from the "Bungou Stray Dogs" novel series, will be performed in 2020, and in 2021, is "Bungou Stray Dogs Dead APPLE" which is based on the 2018 animation film "Bungou Stray Dogs Dead APPLE".
<Full comments are below>
【Hashimoto Shouhei as Akutagawa Ryunosuke】
We expand from the stage to the silver screen. I will do my best to bring the charm and fun of "Bungou Stray Dogs" through various media mixes. We will give you a new "Bungou Stray Dogs" that can only be seen in the movies!
【Torigoe Yuuki as Nakajima Atsushi】
The cast members from the stage play will also be in the movie and there will be new cast members joining us too. I will be playing the same character, but being in the opposite situation makes it very exciting!
What makes it even better is Hashimoto Shouhei being the main character. He's supported me so much. I want to return the favor.
(C)Movie "Bungou Stray Dogs BEAST" Production Committee
(C)Stage Play "Bungou Stray Dogs" Production Committee
(C)Stage Play "Bungou Stray Dogs" Production Committee
Additional cast members for the live-action movie “The Promised Neverland” (to be released on Dec. 18, 2020) have been announced. Kitagawa Keiko will be playing the role of Isabella, the beloved mom of the orphans that reside in “Grace Field House”, while Watanabe Naomi will be playing the role of Krone, Isabella’s subordinate sister that will attempt to usurp the position of “Mama” from Isabella.
“The Promised Neverland” is originally a “unique” prison escape-suspense manga serialized in “Weekly Shonen Jump” (Shueisha) from Aug. 2016, which TV Anime’s 1st season also became a hot topic. The 17 volumes of the manga have exceeded 18 million printed copies worldwide, and the broadcast of season 2 for the anime series has been decided as well.
“Grace-Field House” is an orphanage similar to a paradise filled with happiness. The orphans who live there while being under the care of Isabella, who is called “Mama” by everyone for her position as a mother figure, were waiting impatiently to reach the age to be adopted by foster parents.
Emma, Ray, and Norman also believed that they would experience even happier days as soon as their time to leave the orphanage came.. Until “that day” arrived...
Emma and Norman followed Conny, who was leaving the orphanage with a smile after she learned she'd get adopted, after realizing that Conny had accidentally forgotten the precious plush she carried around with her everywhere in the dining room. To give it back to her, they headed to the “gate”, a place Mama taught them to never approach. There, they found Conny killed in a horrible way, realizing that she was sold as meat to someone else. For that reason, “the orphanage that everyone believed was a paradise” was actually “a farm that raises edible children to be given to demons”, and their beloved Mama was “the caretaker in charge of raising the most eatable children”.
The cast members of the live-action movie include; Hamabe Minami as Emma, the protagonist with an innocent and very straightforward personality, Kairi Jyo as Ray, a realist and cool boy, and Itagaki Rihito as Norman, a rational leader. In addition, the two caretakers added to the cast, who hold the key to the story, have been announced.
Kitagawa will be playing the role of Isabella, the beloved mom of the children of Grace Field House, the orphanage where Emma and the others live. She is considered the best-of-the-best among all the Mama that raise highly intelligent children like Emma. While Watanabe Naomi will be playing Krone, Isabella’s subordinate sister that will attempt to usurp the position of “Mama” from Isabella.
The live-action movie “The Promised Neverland” will be released in Dec. 18, 2020.
<Full comments are below>
[Role of Isabella: Kitagawa Keiko]
I started reading the manga after I received the offer. It was so interesting that I got drawn into the manga's world. I was particularly attracted to Isabella, who is very close to my age. This is the first manga that I’ve read in one go with so much excitement! However, I couldn't decide easily whether or not to accept the role, and I ended up deciding at the very last moment. There are so many fans of the original work that, when I received the offer, I thought that it might be hard for me.
Any actor knows the difficulty of adopting a manga into a movie or anime series. For that reason, I thought that it might be impossible to reproduce the Neverland’s world through a live-action without losing some of the quality of the original manga. Eventually, I decided to accept the offer after knowing that I was going to work with director Hirakawa once again, and that none of the original setting, including Isabella's age and the other characters had been subject to change. Please enjoy our Isabella and Krone!
[Role of Krone: Watanabe Naomi]
I’m Watanabe Naomi that will play the role of Krone. To be able to express properly the emotional and sensitive Krone, I put into it all my efforts while consulting with the director. The little children on the set were pulled towards the fierce Krone... (laugh)
I love the original work. The pictures are so cute, and the story is so full of shocking developments that you get drawn into it very quickly. I want to fulfill my role while standing in the way of the children with Isabella, played by Kitagawa. Please stay tuned for it!
[Role of Emma: Hamabe Minami]
While reading the original manga, I was horrified by Isabella and Krone and cried many times. When I heard that Kitagawa and Watanabe had been chosen for the roles, I thought that they were perfect to play Emma, Ray, and Norman's enemies. The acting of Kitagawa was always so exciting and thrilling, while during Watanabe's scenes I had some difficulty holding back my laugh. Both as Emma and as a reader of the manga, I’m glad they were chosen for the part, they suit the role perfectly. I can't wait to see the complete movie!
[Original author: Shirai Kaiu]
The best Isabella and Krone! I'm really happy. After seeing Kitagawa-san on the movie set, I think she perfectly suits Mama Isabella. She is so beautiful! So cool! And so dignified! I want you to see her! (See photos). And isn't the scene where Isabella grabs Krone’s cheeks great?? Isn't it the best?? Not to mention the gap between her gentle smile and her freezing cold gaze! When I saw Conny's scene, her words made me tremble.
I also want everyone to tremble while watching mom Isabella on the screen! I couldn't meet Watanabe-san, but the other day Sugita-san, the editor in charge of the movie who had checked the scenes during the production said, “Krone is perfect! Watanabe-san is perfect...!”, I got very excited! I think that the actors chosen for Emma, Isabella, and Krone are a very special cast and the best if you want to make a live-action in Japan. Let's look forward to the movie release!
[Illustrations: Demizu Posuka]
The cast is so wonderful! Thank you, everyone! During the tour on the movie set, I was impressed by Kitagawa-san’s voice echoing in a dark and quiet house. I was also astonished by the way Mama called Emma’s name. She put both a sense of kindness and strength into a single word while accompanying it with a gesture of her hand, just like in the manga! (I heard she read it with great attention) That smile shown through her little narrow and gentle eyes that hide a mix of affection and just a little bit of coldness is amazing! Also, Kitagawa-san looks bigger on the screen than during the break!
In the manga, her attitude towards the children is a little exaggerated, but here it is perfect! Krone played by Watanabe-san is very impressive. She is a jokey character, but she is also one of the top child prodigies when it comes to intellect. The expression she puts into each word is simply the best!! Looking at the two of them, I was able to experience the mysterious feeling that the worldview I created in the manga was now right in front of me like a sort of déjà vu.
[Director: Hirakawa Yuuichirou]
Since I had worked with Kitagawa-san 13 years prior, I was able to notice on the movie set that she grew as an actress and that she was even more brilliant than before. With the strength and kindness of a mother who raises nearly 30 children alone, she played the role of an adoring Isabella magnificently, and also became the greatest barrier for the children. I owe everything to her.
I worked for the first time with Naomi-san, but before that, I already knew she was the greatest entertainer in Japan. On the movie set, I asked her to improvise a lot, and she was able to perform very well each time. The sadness full of human kindness that characterizes Krone, has added a warm feeling to the movie. I hope you will see it on the screen.
[Producer: Murase Ken]
We are so grateful to have such an amazing cast! The heart, beauty, tenderness, and the fear behind it… In all of them, Kitagawa Keiko is Isabella. Isn't it the best casting that you could imagine, which is even highly appreciated by the fans of the original work?
And Krone. I think there is no actress that would be able to play that unique character with such a strange atmosphere, unusual look and gestures better than Watanabe Naomi. Even now I feel terrified at the mere thought of declining their offer. Besides the manga, be sure to look forward to the live-action featuring Isabella and Krone, which adds a sense of reality to the original work through real actors.
(C) Shirai Kaiu, Demizu Posuka / Shueisha (C) 2020 Movie “The Promised Neverland” Production Committee
It was decided that the entertainer Hiroshi, known for his love of camping, will appear in the live-action drama "Laid-Back Camp△" (Broadcast late night every Thursday).
The drama "Laid-Back Camp△" is a new relaxing camping drama that depicts the daily life of the high school girls who are enjoying camping and introducing the attraction of camping.
The drama will stay faithfully as the original works, and they were also fussing on the shooting locations as they want to show the video of the landscape that is depicted in the manga.
It was decided that the entertainer Hiroshi, that was known for live love of camping in video site and others will made an appearance. Even though, Hiroshi's voice was heard in episode 3 as a radio personality, which become a hot topic on the internet, he will finally appear as a solo camper in episode 8 and episode 11.
Live-action drama "Laid-Back Camp△" will be broadcast on TV Tokyo "Thursday Drama 25 slot" on every Thursday from 1:00 am to 1:30 am.
（C）Drama "Laid-Back Camp△" Production Committee （C）Afro／Houbunsha
Live-action "Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken!" film will be released on May 15. Prior to the movie, a TV drama adaption will be aired from Apr. 2020, with a total of 6 episodes. The first visual with Saitou Asuka, Yamashita Mizuki, and Umezawa Minami from Nogizaka 46 dressed as the Eizouken trio was also released along with the announcement of additional cast members: Konishi Sakurako, Grace Ema, Fukumoto Riko, and Takashima Masahiro.
"Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken!" is based on the manga serialized by Oowara Sumito in "Monthly Spirits". It depicts three high school girls, who are creating animation and working towards their "greatest world", through a unique world setting.
The TV drama adaption begins from Apr. 2020 on MBA/TBS Doramaism and other channels before the film, which will be released on May 15, 2020.
The staff and cast members are the same as the film adaption: Saitou Asuka as Asakusa Midori, Yamashita Mizuki as Mizusaki Tsubame, and Umezawa Minami as Kanamori Sayaka.
The first visual was also released to promote the film release and the TV drama broadcast.
The Eizouken trio, Saitou Asuka as Asakusa Midori, Yamashita Mizuki as Mizusaki Tsubame, and Umezawa Minami as Kanamori Sayaka, are taped on to the wall along with the nix sign as if it's saying "Keep your hands off of these three!". They show expressions and poses which are different from what they show as the members of Nogizaka 46.
Konishi Sakurako, Grace Ema, Fukumoto Riko, and Takashima Masahiro were announced as additional cast members.
Each of their roles is: Konishi as Doutonbori Tooru the student council's president who is in charge of the budget of the club activities, Grace Ema as Sakaki Sowande the student council's secretary who is the power behind the throne, Fukumoto as Ashima Kyuu the student council's charge commander, and Takashima as Fujimoto-sensei who looks over Eizouken.
The live-action "Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken!" drama will be aired in MBS/TBS "Doramaism" from Apr. 5,2020 on MBS and Apr. 7 on TBS. The film adaption will be released on the weekend of the last TV drama episode, which is May 15.
<Full comments are as below>
【Student council's president Doutonbori Tooru/Konishi Sakurako】
I love movies, dramas, anime, etc., and "Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken!" smacked me right in the middle. When I read the original manga, I again realized that I love films because they can break the boundary between dreams and reality. This piece of work will make you believe in such powers. I will be acting as Doutonbori Tooru, head of the student council, and attempts to "put his hands on Eizouken". He is a loveable character with his own sense of justice and passion, so I hope you can find a part of him to like. In the drama adaption, unique club activities with enormous amounts of passion for various things. Their encounters are really funny and it was quite difficult not to laugh during the shooting. It was my first drama shooting, but the passion of the staff and cast members brightened up the set and made it very enjoyable even for me.
Anyone who works hards towards what they love with all they've got is awesome! Please look forward to both the movie and the drama!
【Student council's secretary Sakaki Sowande/Grace Ema】
I fell in love with Sakaki Sowande's coolness when I read the original manga! Since it is my first professional acting experience, I was nervous I might screw her up when I got the role. On the other hand, I was also excited to see how the world of Eizouken would be depicted! The shooting was so fun that all my worries were blown away! I hope you will be able to see the warmth of the director and the other cast members. It was an honor to be a part of such a wonderful piece of work. Please look forward to seeing the "greatest world"!
【Student council's charge commander Ashima Kyuu/Fukumoto Riko】
Oowara-sensei's dreams and romantic sense live in the manga. It has a scary attraction that will drag you into its world. I feel much pressure in depicting this piece of work in live-action, but the excitement of being able to see the "greatest world" of the Dengeki trio grows bigger. Ashima aka the charge commander of Shibahama High School, who I played the role of, is the boss of the security department. Even the original manga hasn't focused on her, so I believe she is still a mystery to all of you. The director and I discussed the character and struggled from 0 to get her personality just right. I tried my best to portray the free-spirited Ashima, thinking of how to express her and what I could do to give her character. I really went wild in this film. Please look forward to seeing the student council... I mean "Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken!"!
Film Adaption (C)"Eizouken" Live-action Film Strategy Meeting (C)2016 Oowara Sumito/Shogakukan
Drama Adaption (C)"Eizouken" Live-action Drama Strategy Meeting (C)2016 Oowara Sumito/Shogakukan
The guests for the drama "Seiyuu Detectives" for 4 consecutive weeks starting from March 5, 2021, such as Ono Yuuki and Masuda Toshiki, have been announced. Also, it was decided that Uchida Yuuma will be performing the theme song.
After retiring as a voice actor due to unforeseen reasons, Furei Osamu (Sawashiro Chiharu) becomes a detective and solves various incidents with his special ability "Absolute Voice". It is a comedy mystery work, where he solves the incidents by using the victim's dying voice together with newcomer detective Sukitaga Kaoru (Takeda Rena) and Furei's partner "Smart Mic" Binaural-kun (Hanae Natsuki).
The voice actors, who are the victims in the incident and acting as themselves, have been announced. Don't miss the murder scene and the "Reenactment VTR" of the detective’s deduction.
Ono Yuuki, voice of Higashikata Josuke from "JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Diamond Is Unbreakable", will appear in episode 1. This episode started with Ono dying from blood loss. Can the incident be solved with the wound on his forehead and the dying voice of Ono before his death as the clues?
Masuda Toshiki, known for the anime "Touken Ranbu", "Attack on Titan The Final Season", "My Hero Academia", and others, will appear as a guest in episode 2. Masuda got involved in an incident when he was recording for his songs...
Kaneda Tomoko, who has a high-pitched voice, an unimaginable wording, and also actively participating in variety shows, will appear in episode 3. After Kaneda become a hit as the voice of the "Bottom Biting Bug", she got involved in various incidents...
Namikawa Daisuke, who appeared in "One Piece", "Lupin the Third", and others, will appear in episode 4. He encountered a mysterious incident in the hotel room.
In each episode, the story will progress and the truth about the "black voice" that the protagonist is searching for, will be revealed.
Also, the theme song will be handled by Uchida Yuuma. Thus, the cast members, narration and even the theme song are all mostly handled by voice actors. Comments from Uchida Yuuma and the producer Sobu Erina have been released.
Drama "Seiyuu Detective" will start broadcasting at 1:53 AM, on March 6, 2021, on TV Tokyo.
Comments from Uchida Yuuma (Theme Song Singer)
I am very glad that "Spin a Roulette" was chosen as the theme song for "Seiyuu Detective"!
I believe that this song is perfect for a drama setting that is filled with mysteries.
Moreover, as the cast members will also dance along with the songs, it make me very happy as I hardly had any chance to see others dance to my song!
So, please enjoy the drama together with the song!
Comments from the producer Sobu Erina
Producer Ooshima from Tohokushinsha Film Corporation said, "Voice actors are actually good at acting!" passionately when he first proposed this project. Since he is from a popular company that has a long history in dubbing movies, so I believe that he has confidence in the acting skill of the voice actors. Thus, this is a drama that was started from that enthusiasm and it also featured a gathering of amazing voice actors. Do look forward to it as secret guests, who are close to the victim, will also appear!
(C) TV Tokyo
"Laid-Back Camp△" aired on TV Tokyo in January 2020 with Fukuhara Haruka in the lead role. The special will be aired on March 29, 2021 at 23:06. "Laid-Back Camp△2", which follows on from Season 1 and the special, will start airing on April 1.
The original story of "Laid-Back Camp△" is a comic by Afro that is being serialized on the manga app "COMIC FUZ".
It has been well received by viewers as "the relaxed camping life of the girls is soothing" and by fans of the original work for "faithfulness to the original work", and it has been announced that the cast will continue into the second season.
The "Laid-Back Camp△ Special" to be aired on March 29 will depict how Rin (Fukuhara Haruka), Nadeshiko (Oohara Yuno) and the others will spend their New Year's holidays after their Christmas camping trip in Season 1.
The theme song will be sung by LONGMAN, the same as in the first season. The title of the song is "Hello Youth" and it is a bright pop song that will make you want to go camping.
LONGMAN's Ba/Vo Sawa also commented on the song. "Laid-Back Camp△ Special" will be aired on March 29 at 23:06 on TV Tokyo.
LONGMAN Ba/Vo Sawa Comment
We are so happy that our song "Hello Youth" has been chosen for "Laid-Back Camp△2" and that we will be in charge of the second season following the first season! I think this song is not only fun but also heartbreaking, and I think it will be a good match for "Laid-Back Camp△". I hope you'll enjoy LONGMAN's "Hello Youth" along with this drama!
As in season 1, we will be filming this drama as faithfully as possible to the original comic, with special attention paid to the locations. Watching the drama will make you want to go camping. Even if you don't go, you will feel like you have. The spectacular scenery depicted in the original comic will be delivered to you in the form of actual footage. It is a new kind of relaxed camping drama that depicts the charm of camping and the relaxed daily lives of high school girls who enjoy camping. Please enjoy the changes in the relationship between Rin and the four girls over the course of Season 1, the unchanging relaxed camping at the new campsite, and the dusty daily lives of the five girls.
(C) Drama "Laid-Back Camp△" Production Committee
"Kushagara" included in the novel "Rohan Kishibe Does Not Shout: Short Story Collection" derived from Araki Hirohiko's manga "JoJo's Bizarre Adventure" will be made into a live-action drama. It will be broadcast on NHK General TV under the title of the special drama "Thus Spoke Kishibe Rohan" from December 28, 2020 for three consecutive nights. At the same time, cast members information including Takahashi Issei, who will play as Rohan Kishibe, was announced.
The original of "Rohan Kishibe Does Not Shout: Short Story Collection" is a novelized work based on the short manga "Thus Spoke Kishibe Rohan" series that depicts the bizarre events where Kishibe Rohan encounters during his research in a horror-like manner..
5 original stories by 4 writers are included, and this time, one volume "Kushagara" written by Kitaguni Ballad will be made into a live-action drama.
In addition to Takahashi Issei playing as the main character, Kishibe Rohan, it was announced that Iitoyo Marie will be Izumi Kyouka, Shibazaki Fuga as Ikkyu, Moriyama Mirai as Shishi Jugo, Takiuchi Kumi as Katahira Mai and Nakamura Tomoya as Hirai Taro in the drama.
The special drama "Thus Spoke Kishibe Rohan" will be broadcast on NHK General TV from 10:00 pm to 10:49 pm on Dec. 28, 29, and 30 for three consecutive nights.
The release of goods from TV anime series "Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken!, has been decided, and goods design using illustrations drawn by illustrator Yua with a nostalgic atmosphere of simple pop pictures.
Pre-orders to create complete orders for manufacturing will be accepted at the "ANIMATION ADDICT STORE" from Jun. 11, 2020.
"Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken!” and Yua goods collaboration, including the “Big T-shirt” that makes you feel comfortable and relaxed, the “Tote bag” made of canvas that makes you want to go out together, the lineup of "Handy Fan" with a cute shape that is convenient to carry, "AirPods Case" that fits well and protects well, and "Rubber Coin Case" with a comfortable retro atmosphere.
All three versions of Asakusa Midori, Kanamori Sayaka, and Mizusaki Tsubame each featuring an illustration drawn by Yue are available, so you can find your favorite one from the daily assortment.
Pre-orders at the "ANIMATION ADDICT STORE" will be accepted until Jun. 26th. Delivery is scheduled for early August.
When a number of pre-orders will be reached, pre-ordering may be closed even during the period, so please check as soon as possible.
(C) 2020 Oowara Sumitomo/Shogakukan / "Eizouken" Production Committee
From the drama "Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken!", the special movie titled "VFX Making Movie 'VFX BREAKDOWN#2'" is coming. The movie is 2nd edition of VFX making movie, which filmed the process of the live-action "Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken!"'s "best world" becomes complete thing that the fans cannot miss.
"VFX Making Movie 'VFX BREAKDOWN#2'" released this time shows the making process of VFX depicted during the drama.
The question "How does that world has been created?" has been asked since the release of the live-action "Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken!", and this can bee see from the perspective of VFX.
Also, this making movie has been produced by Studio Backhorn, the VFX Production Team for this work, and it will be released one by one ,after the end of each episode.
This movie will merge more into the"best world" of live-action "Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken!" when watched together with the progress of the main story of the drama.
Drama "Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken!" has been broadcast in MBS/TBS "Dramaism". The movie will be released soon.
Director: Kinben (C) 2020 "Eizouken" Live-Action Drama Adaption Scheme Meeting (C) 2016 Owara Sumito/Shogakkan
The "Backpack" of Kanamori from "Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken!" is released as a real-life item. Sales are scheduled to begin from May 29, 2020, at "Good Smile Company".
Canvas fabric, eyelets, shoelaces, and zippers are used to reproduce the "Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken! Kanamori-shi's Backpack". Also, considering the weight and resistance against aging, the triangle mark and shoe soles are recreated with synthetic leather and printings.
You can even decorate the shoelaces with "Eizouken" goods such as key chains.
"Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken! Kanamori-shi's Backpack" is priced at 14,850JPY (tax included). Sales will begin from May 29, 2020.
(C)2020 Oowara Sumito・Shogakukan / "Eizouken" Production Committee
New cast members of the live-action "Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken!" film has been revealed. The young actors, Hamabe Minami, Itagaki Mizuki, Sakurada Hiyori, and Akaso Eiji, turn into super unique characters on the screen.
"Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken!" is based on the manga serialized in "Monthly Big Comic Spirits" by Oowara Sumito. It depicts 3 high school girls working on animation to realize their "greatest world".
The "Dengeki Trio" are played by Saitou Asuka as Asakusa Midori, Yamashita Mizuki as Mizusaki Tsubame, and Umezawa Minami as Kanamori Sayaka, in both live-action adaptions, the TV drama series and the film.
Hamabe Minami, Itagaki Mizuki, Sakurada Hiyori, and Akaso Eiji were announced as the unique characters belonging to the peculiar club activities of Shibahama high school, the same as the Eizouken members.
Their roles are Hamabe as Haruko, the outstanding member of the "Weather Research Club", Itagaki as Ono, the robot loving "Robot Research Club" member who asks Eizouken to create a robot anime. Akaso as Kobayashi who belongs to the same "Robot Research Club" as Ono and Sakurada as Doumeki the "Acoustics Club" member who works on the anime production along with Eizouken. What kind of acting battle will be developed by the up and coming young actors of 2020 and the Eizouken trio, Saitou, Yamashita, and Umezawa?
Also, Matsumoto Wakana and Yamanaka Satoshi were cast as Mizusaki's (played by Yamashita) parents.
A great cast is working on this movie.
The live-action "Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken!" TV drama will be aired on "Doramaism" of MBS/TBS from Apr. 5 on MBS, and Apr. 7 on TBS. The movie will be released in nationwide movie theaters from May 15, which is the next weekend after the end of the broadcast of the TV drama.
(C)2020 "Eizouken" Live-action Movie Project Strategy Meeting (C)2016 Oowara Sumito / Shogakukan
The live-action film of the "Mobile Suit Gundam" series will be directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts. It was also announced that it will be streamed on Netflix.
"Mobile Suit Gundam" was first released as a TV anime in Japan in 1979. Since then, the franchise has developed for over 40 years and has a broad fan base regardless of age or gender.
The live-action film was announced during the "Anime Expo 2018" in Los Angeles, USA. Sunrise, which has been handling the animation of the series, and Legendary, well known for the "Pacific Rim", "Jurassic World", and "Godzilla" series, will be working together on this film.
The conflicts, love, and the human drama, depicted through the battles of the "Mobile Suit" pilots, from the past titles of the "Mobile Suit Gundam" franchise will be inherited in the live-action film.
Brian K. Vaughan will be in charge of the script, and Jordan Vogt-Roberts whose first feature film was "Kong: Skull Island" (2017 / Production by Legendary), will be the director.
The live-action film of the "Mobile Suit Gundam" series will be streamed on Netflix. Netflix will release the film to the whole world (except China) and Legendary will distribute it to China to promote the new fascination of Gundam.
(C) Sotsu, Sunrise
‘MANKAI STAGE "A3!"’, a stage adaptation of the handsome actor training game "A3!", will be adapted into two consecutive live-action films. "~SPRING & SUMMER~" will be released in December 2021, and "~AUTUMN & WINTER~" will be released in 2022.
This film is an adaptation of a stage production based on the handsome actor training game "A3!", which has been downloaded over 7 million times. The story is about a ragtag theater company that has lost its former glory, and how they train actors in order to rebuild it by holding successfully stage performances.
The cast of the film adaptation continues to consist of actors from "MANKAI STAGE 'A3!'", and we have received comments from Yokota Ryugi, Jinnai Shou, Mizue Kenta, and Aramaki Yoshihiko, who are the leaders of the "Spring Group", "Summer Group", "Autumn Group", and "Winter Group".
In addition to the announcement of the live-action film adaptation, a teaser video was also released.
‘MANKAI MOVIE "A3!" ~SPRING & SUMMER~’ will be released in December 2021, and ‘MANKAI MOVIE "A3!" ~AUTUMN & WINTER~’ will be released in 2022.
Yokota Ryugi as Sakuma Sakuya, leader of Spring Group
There is going to be a movie version of ‘MANKAI STAGE "A3!”’ so I'm so happy! I couldn't believe it when I first heard it was going to be made into a movie. I'm so excited to think that this work, which I've created with everyone and with the Director, is going to be shown in a new way on the big screen of a movie theater. It's a different kind of play from the stage! I'm not sure if I'll be able to do it well, but with everyone, I'm sure it will go well! I'd be happy if you could support us! The show never ends, no matter what happens. The show must go on, and we'll continue the play together in the movie! I'm looking forward to working with the Director again!
Jinnai Shou as Tenma Sumeragi, leader of the Summer Group
I'm Jinnai Shou, one of the people who was surprised by the film adaptation of the MANKAI STAGE "A3!
When I was asked to play the role of Tenma Sumeragi, the leader of the Summer Group, in the stage adaptation of the incredibly popular game app, I remember being so happy that I was almost overwhelmed by the pressure that exceeded my happiness.
However, as if to push away my anxiety, the director pushed me forward and continued to support me, and thanks to him, I have been living every day to deliver the best play with all my strength in the Summer Group's solo performance, the Autumn Group's solo performance, and the live performance. Of course, I watched from the same seats as the director as the baton was passed to the performances that I did not perform in, with a burning desire in my eyes.
I'm happy to be able to announce the film adaptation at this time, and to be involved in the work as Tenma.
I'm excited to be able to express myself in this film in a way that only Tenma, who has stepped into the field of film, can!
Kenta Mizue as Banri Settsu, leader of the Autumn Group
I was really surprised when I first found out that the story of “A3!” was going to be made into a movie!
I wondered how it would be filmed and what kind of form it would take.
I've always been excited about this, especially since it will be my first time in a movie!
I hope I can deliver the charm of "A3!", the Autumn Group, and Banri in a new way.
Please come and see it!
Aramaki Yoshihiko: Tsumugi Tsukioka, leader of Winter Group
This is a movie of MANKAI STAGE "A3!
I will be able to perform the flagship performance of each season again.
I want to film holding the nostalgic memories and fresh feelings, and deliver many thoughts to the people who will watch the film.
As the leader of the Winter Group, I feel a lot of pressure to close the flag-raising performance, but I hope I can make it bloom in full bloom as the Winter Group.
Please look forward to it.
(C) 2021 MANKAI MOVIE "A3!" Production Committee (C) 2022 MANKAI MOVIE "A3!" Production Committee
The main trailer for "Rurouni Kenshin: The Final" (will be released on April 23, 2021) has been released.
"Rurouni Kenshin: Final Chapter" is based on the final episode of the original work "Jinchu Arc", which depicts the ultimate climax with Enishi, and "The Beginning" that depicts Kenshin's past that closes in on the based on the "Remembrance arc".
"The Final" started off with a situation, where several Tokyo's residents were attacked by someone. After several dearest people were attacked, the one that appeared in front of Kenshin is the mysterious guy with the cross-wound on the cheek, Yukishiro Enishi. The objective of that guy is to destroy everything that Kenshin holds dears of as well as the new era that was created by him.
After finding out the mastermind, Kenshin confessed about his past that "he killed his own wife" to his comrades...
ONE OK ROCK, who had handled all the theme songs of “Rurouni Kenshin" series, wrote an original song "Renegades" for this film.
The vocalist Taka commented, "ONE OK ROCK has advanced together with the film 'Rurouni Kenshin'. That's why we have gone all out for in the production of the theme song this time. We had done that with the purpose of having this film to continue down the Japanese film world as well as striving for a new level as ONE OK ROCK. Please look forward to 'Rurouni Kenshin: The Final' along with the theme song 'Renegades'.".
"Rurouni Kenshin: The Final" will be released on April 23, 2021, while "Rurouni Kenshin: The Beginning" will be released on June 4.
Also, to thank the continuous support from the fans for 10 years, the release commemoration online event "With gratitude, the Online Event 'Rurouni Kenshin' Global Fan Session" will be held on March 24.
The appearance of the cast members and staff undergoing the various project will be live-streamed on various platforms, including YouTube, Twitter, Instagram, and LINE. Detailed information can be found on the official website.
(C) Watsuki Nobuhiro / Shueisha (C) 2020 Movie "Rurouni Kenshin: The Final / The Beginning" Production Committee
Hello Kitty's first ever Hollywood movie (title yet to be announced) will be a hybrid of anime and live action. Two promising names in the North American animation industry, Jennifer Coyle and Leo Matsuda, were announced to be directing the movie.
Hello Kitty's first Hollywood feature length film, which title is yet to be officially announced, will be produced through a collaboration between New Line Cinema (Warner Brother's Entertainment Group) and Beau Flynn's company, FlynnPictureCo..
It was announced that Jennifer Coyle and Leo Matsuda will together be in charge of the direction.
Coyle has been involved in titles such as HBO Max's animation "Harley Quinn" as a supervisor, and the 6 seasons of "Bob's Burgers" as a director.
Matsuda, whose career took off at Walt Disney Animations, is known for directing the short "Inner Workings", which premiered along "Moana" and made to the final selection under Animated Short Film category of the 89th Academy Awards. For both Coyle and Matsuda, this is their first time to direct a major feature length film. They have been chosen from a large pool of candidates, so how Hello Kitty will be developed by them is something worth looking forward to.
I'm really happy for this opportunity to work along side Matsuda. This is not only a rare chance to bring a beloved character to life, but also to spread the message of love, friendship and inclusivity that Hello Kitty stands for. The world so needs her brand of joy and happiness. I see it as an important mission to spread big smiles through this work, but it's also a huge honor for me to be able to work with New Line Cinema and FlynnPictureCo..
Growing up in Brazil with a Japanese family, I was surrounded by the whimsy of Hello Kitty and it served as a reminder that it’s okay to be different. Along with Jen, FlynnPictureCo. and New Line, I am delighted by this incredible opportunity to work with one of the most universally beloved characters and expand their relatable Sanrio stories even further.
New Line Cinema president/chief creative officer:
We are extremely lucky to have found in Jennifer and Leo, two directors who not only share a profound connection to the unforgettable characters Shintaro Tsuji and Sanrio have created over the past 40-plus years with Hello Kitty and her friends, but also have the imagination, talent and heart to bring this iconic world to life on the big screen.
（C）2021 SANRIO CO.,LTD.
To commemorate the release of "Detective Conan: The Scarlet Bullet", the 18th film "Detective Conan: The Sniper from Another Dimension" will be broadcast on "Kinyoubi Road Show (Friday's Road Show)" on April 16, 2021. Let's review the highlights of this film!
The sniping accidents by an unknown sniper are occurring continuously!
The film "Detective Conan: The Sniper from Another Dimension" is the 18th film under the "Detective Conan" film series and was created to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the original work. This film will feature the key person of the latest film, Akai Shuuichi's younger sister, Sera Masumi, and the mysterious university student, Okiya Subaru, who is freeloading at Kudou's house.
The female high school girl detective, Sera, who is chasing after a guy that might be connected to the continuous sniping accident by a skilled sniper, is approaching the truth of this case together with Conan. However, behind-the-scene, the FBI was also secretly involved in this huge conspiracy...
This is the first appearance of the key person of the latest film, "Akai Shuuichi's" younger sister, Sera Masumi, and the mysterious university student, Okiya Subaru.
"Detective Conan: The Sniper from Another Dimension" will feature the first appearance of the key person of the original work, such as the female high school girl detective Sera Masumi and Okiya Subaru. This work will feature the achievements of Sera Masumi and it will also reveal the identity of the mysterious Okiya Subaru. Don't miss out his final statement.
Also, the guest voice actors are the actor Fukushi Souta-san and Patrick Harlan-san from the comedy duo, Pack'n Mack'n. Both of them will be voicing the former American military officers, who appear in front of Conan and others that are investigating this case. On top of their acting skill, they will also need to speak in English, and this is also one of the highlights of this film.
Conan (voiced by Takayama Minami), Ran (voiced by Yamazaki Wakana), and others participated in the opening ceremony of Tokyo's Bell Tree Tower that was just completed. On that day, the suspicious guy, Fujinami was sniped when he was pushing some inferior property to foreign couples on the observation deck. Conan suspected that the "Black Organization" was involved due to the accuracy from the long distance and started to chase after the sniper. He was then helped by Sera Masumi (voiced by Hidaka Noriko) and the FBI Investigator Jodie (voiced by Ichijou Miyuki) during a pinch, but the culprit has managed to escape.
Based on the various evidence, such as the dice, that was left on the sniping location, the FBI concluded that the culprit is Timothy Hunter (voiced by Nakai Kazuya), an ex-Navy SEALS and a talented sniper. After he got prosecuted and got all his badges confiscated as he shot a civilian in the battlefield, he got injured on a battlefield and begin to experience a harsh life.
After they found out the next 3 targets of Hunter are in Japan, the police started to cooperate with the FBI in the investigation.
Kevin Yoshino (voiced by Fukui Souta), who managed a military shop in Fussa claims that the sniper, who prosecuted Hunter, Waltz (voiced by Patrick Harlan), was framed by Hunter's...
Then, Sera and Conan hurried to the house of Moriyama, one of Hunter's targets, after they got ahold of his location. However, a new case happened when Moriyama was sniped in front of them, this caused the news to report the case as a "random spree sniping incident" and it has caused the public to panic. After that, another sniping incident happened, and the culprit ofto all this incident, Hunter was killed...!?
The broadcast date of "Detective Conan: The Sniper from Another Dimension" on Nippon TV affiliated "Kinyoubi Road Show" is at 9:00 PM, on April 16, 2021.
The nationwide released date for "Detective Conan: The Scarlet Bullet" is on April 16, 2021, on Toho affiliated theatres.
(C) 2014 Aoyama Gosho/ Detective Conan Production Committee
The cast members for the Japanese dub of "Godzilla vs. Kong" (Released Date: May 14, 2021) have been announced. The cast members, include Tsuda Kenjirou, Sakamoto Maaya, Ashida Mana, and Tanaka Kei.
"Godzilla vs. Kong" is the latest "Monster Versus" series, which features the crossover the massive world setting of the Hollywood "Godzilla" series and "Kong: Skull Island".
This dream matchup was once again realized since the Japanese "King Kong vs. Godzilla" in 1962.
Also, in this work, Oguri Shun will play a key role, which is Serizawa Ren, the son of professor Serizawa Ishirou, who was acted by Watanabe Ken in the previous two Hollywood's "Godzilla" series.
Then, it was announced that Ashida Mana, Tanaka Kei, Tanaka Yuuji, Onoue Matsuya, Tanaka Minami, Tsuda Kenjirou, and Sakamoto Maaya are the cast members for the Japanese dub.
Also, the theme song for the Japanese ver. "Into the Deep", the latest song by MAN WITH A MISSION, was used in the teaser for the Japanese dub, which will hype up the expectation of this movie.
"Godzilla vs. Kong" will be released on May 14.
Tsuda Kenjirou (49), Voice of Nathan Lind (Played by Alexander Skarsgård)
A former Monarch geologist
I'm happy to be able to participate in the dubbing of such a grand work. This is a tremendous film that is filled with surprises. The recording was done carefully and smoothly, so do enjoy this film in the theatre.
Sakamoto Maaya (41), Voice of Dr. Ilene Andrews (Played by Rebecca Hall)
A Monarch anthropological linguist
I have many friends, who are looking forward to the release of "Godzilla vs. Kong", so I wanted to brag that my voice will appear in the film and I am finally able to do it now!
There are some scenes that I want to watch in the theatre, so I am also looking forward to watch it in the theatre.
（C） 2021WARNER BROS. ENTERTAINMENT INC. &LEGENDARY PICTURES PRODUCTIONS LLC.
The book "Encyclopedia of Pitiful Creatures", with the sales over 4.2 million copies will become an animation movie titled "Encyclopedia of Pitiful Creatures the Movie". The teaser visual was released together with the announcement, and was revealed that it is planned to be released on Roadshow in the summer of 2022.
The "Encyclopedia of Pitiful Creatures" series (published by Takahashi Shoten) is the popular series by Imaizumi Tadaaki, which contains interesting facts of animals that "makes you want tell it to someone else". Throughout the series, with humorous words they introduce "pitiful facts" about the evolution of animals that makes you feel "what happened to the process itself?" . In the past, TV anime adoption and live-action mini drama have been created related to the book.
In the movie, the original stories will be shown in 3 locations on the Earth; the South Pole, Australia, and Japan (Azumino, Nagano).
The movie will be directed by Fun Works, the studio known for TV anime "Encyclopedia of Pitiful Creatures" and "Sumikko Gurashi the Movie".
Comments from the original author Imaizumi Tadaaki and the producer Takayama Akira have arrived.
"Encyclopedia of Pitiful Creatures the Movie" will be on Roadshow in the summer of 2022.
In charge of the original work: Imaizumi Tadaaki
"Encyclopedia of Pitiful Creatures" now becomes an anime. I was surprised when I heard about it. The editorial office staff seemed to enjoy creating the book by learning about the pitiful reality of the creatures...
Wow, now it is becoming an animation movie!? I want to know how "pitifulness" is depicted in the movie.
Pitiful creatures will make you smile. Everyone is living up to their fullest although they could not evolve well or being wired...
I hope we can deliver such a message to children, parents, and everyone else through those kind of animals...
I cannot wait for the completion. Please look forward for the roadshow.
Producer Takayama Akira (Fun Works)
"Encyclopedia of Pitiful Creatures" is now becoming a movie after becoming an anime adoption in 2018.
We are currently producing the movie with the best members to create the world where the pitiful creatures gain full attention!
See you at the theaters in 2022!
Takayama Akira (Fun Works)
(C) 2022 "Encyclopedia of Pitiful Creatures the Movie" Production Committee (C) TAKAHASHI SHOTEN
Hanae Natsuki and Shimono Hiro will be appearing in the film version of the anime " Gyokou no Nikuko-chan (literally Nikuko-chan from the Fishing Port)" planned and produced by Akashiya Sanma, and this trailer has been released.
The film is based on the best-selling novel by Nishi Kanako, which won the 152nd Naoki Prize and has sold over 350,000 copies. The film depicts the trajectory and growth of Nikuko and Kikuko, a mother and daughter living alone on a boat in a fishing port.
The film will be directed by Watanabe Ayumu, who took the megaphone for "Doraemon: Nobita's Dinosaur 2006" and "Children of the Sea", with character design and chief animation director Konishi Kenichi, a first-year Studio Ghibli student who worked as animation director for "The Tale of the Princess Kaguya" and "Children of the Sea", script by Oshima Satomi of "Nagi's Long Vacation", and animation production by STUDIO4°C, known for “Tekkonkinkreet”, "Children of the Sea", and “Poupelle of Chimney Town”.
This time, along with the trailer, it was also announced that "Image no Uta", a cover of Yoshida Takuro's famous song which Akashiya Sanma says is his "life textbook", will be the theme song, and "Taketen", a newly written song by GReeeeN, will be the ending theme. Both songs are included in the trailer along with a new video.
"Gyokou no Nikuko-chan"will open nationwide on June 11, 2021.
Planning and production: Akashiya Sanma
▼About " Image no Uta”
When I was working on the TV drama "Jimmy: The True Story of a True Idiot", I realized that even a song that is ingrained in my body can be conveyed to the people of today, and I wanted to perform "Image no Uta" in some way. So, I contacted Yoshida Takuro and he gave me the OK.
I told him that I wanted the song to be sung by a woman, so I would like to change the lyrics, and he said, "Sure, sure, whatever you want.” He said.
I realized that this song needed to have these lyrics. I wanted to have a woman sing it, but it was difficult to change the lyrics, so I thought it would be better to have a little girl sing the adult lyrics. This time, I asked a 10-year-old girl, Inagaki Kurumi, to sing it, and she understood it incredibly well. I told her the story of how Quincy Jones told Bob Dylan to sing like he was talking, and when I asked her to do it like that, she said, "Yes, Bob Dylan.” And wrote his name down on the lyric sheet (lol). I'm glad that this song will be released to the world again.
▼About the ending theme song "Taketen”
I had been in contact with HIDE of GReeeeN for a long time, and when I was having dinner with a good friend of mine, I jokingly asked HIDE to write a song for the movie, but it was passed on the spot. After a while, HIDE asked me, "Can I write a song for the movie?” He wrote this song by gathering information about me from TV and magazines when I was young, and he did a lot of research about me. I was bowled over. I sent HIDE about five ideas for the song's name.
HIDE understood that I was obsessed with "laughter" and said, "I appreciate other title ideas, but 'Taketen' is what I want. That's how we decided on "Taketen".
Theme song sound production, ending theme: GReeeeN
By chance, Sanma-san came across a wonderful book called "Gyokou no Nikuko-chan". We, GReeeeN, read the book and enjoyed writing the song! Before we started writing the song, we talked with Sanma-san many times and imagined the scene of the movie, and we came up with the ending theme song "Taketen". I'm sure that's what you're thinking. The title of the song, "Taketen", was given to me by Sanma-san!!
In your mind, write the word "Ten" for tempura under "Takekanmuri". A certain character may have come to your mind. (It's not exactly "heaven", but...) There is someone who wants to make you laugh, there is someone who wants you to laugh. And there is someone who wants you to be happy. That's how I feel! I was also involved in the sound production of the theme song, "Image no Uta". With respect for Yoshida Takuro, the original composer of the song, I received an idea from Sanma-san that he wanted a little girl to sing the song, and after discussing it with Takebe-san, the arranger, the song was completed. I was touched by the wonderful straightness of Inagaki Raizumi, who sang the song! Please watch the movie in theaters and pay attention to the music as well. ！！！！
Theme song sung by Inagaki Kurumi
I like to sing, but I'm not a good singer, and I was very nervous. During the recording session, HIDE and the staff made it very easy for me to understand the song by saying, "Sing this part as if you were singing at the end of fourth period gym class. So, it was very easy and interesting to sing. Sanma-san praised me very much. I was confident that Mr. Sanma had chosen me for my voice, and I sang the song. Sanma-san and all the staff nodded their heads, so I think it turned out to be a very good song.
(C) 2021 “Gyokou no Nikuko-chan" Production Committee
The 2nd PV for TV anime Ahiru no Sora has been released and features the passionate plays of a freakishly tall basketball club member. Broadcasting information was released at the same time. The series will be aired on TV Tokyo’s channel 6 starting on October 2nd.
「BanG Dream! Girls Band Party!」 and its 4th tie-up with Lawson as of September the 3rd, has been revealed. The campaign is to give out a limited quantity of originals goods which will be sold on a first-come-first-serve basis
From TV anime "JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Golden Wind" comes blazers and pants (slacks) which can be worn together as business suits inspired by Giorno Giovanna and Bruno Bucciarati. Pre-orders are available at "Premium Bandai" until Dec. 26, 2019.
“Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation”, which had been announced to be animated, was decided to be broadcast as TV anime in 2020. In addition, the first visual depicting the four main characters and a PV by the new animation production company “Studio Bind” established for this work were released.