It was decided that the latest work of Disney & Pixar, “Soul” will be released in theaters in Summer of 2020. Together with that, a poster and a Japanese teaser video depicting the “Soul World” prior to being born were released.
“Soul” takes place in the “Soul World” where human's personality, talent, characteristics and hobbies are decided and it focuses on the music teacher, Joe who dreamed to be a Jazz Musician. The director is Pete Docter, who handled the original idea of Pixar's pioneer “Toy Story” and debuted as a director in “Monster Inc”. Afterward, he was involved with various movies, the movie “Up” and “Inside Out” had won the Academy Prize under the Long Animation Category.
Peter said, “I took 23 years to create this” which depicts that this latest movie is his prized work. It revolves around the theme “What if there is a place where you can decide 'what you want to become' prior to being born?” and it is a story filled with imagination.
The teaser video depicts the protagonist Joe playing the jazz piano and also the street of New York. On a certain day, the music teacher, Joe, who dreams to become a jazz musician, obtains a chance to play at the most famous Jazz Club in New York.
However, while he's joyfully walking on the street, he fell through a manhole and woke up in a cute blue appearance…
As the “Soul World” was depicted in the video, it will surely arise interest in the main movie.
The singer for the Japanese ver. of the theme song "Reflection" for Disney's latest live-action movie "Mulan" (release date: May. 22, 2020) has been announced.
"Reflection" was sang by Christina Aguilera and used as the theme song of the 1998's animation version of "Mulan" and there have been passionate fans for this song ever since. This sad yet impressive ballad expresses Mulan's emotional state and the complexity of her decision to dress up as a guy for the sake of her beloved family and hometown, and participate in a war that will ultimately determine the country's fate, all whilst thinking about "being oneself".
The one who will sing that famous song will be Kizuki Minami who has sung various drama theme songs such as the inserts and the Taiga's travelogue theme of NHK Taiga Drama "Segodon" (2018). This is her first time handling the theme song for a western movie. Regarding her singing "Reflection", she commented "I'm really glad that my wish came true!".
Regarding the selection of Kizuki as the singer, Walt Disney Japan expressed their expectations, "Reflection is a song that is full of the message of 'wanting to be my true self' be oneself'. I am sure that Kizuki-san, who is able to sing each lyric kindly, will be able to start a reflection storm throughout the nationwide with her tremendous singing and her familiarity with a wide range of people."
Moreover, together with the announcement of the singer, the "Reflection" MV was released as well. The video manages to represent Mulan's complicated feelings and the song's lyrics splendidly.
The movie "Mulan" will be released nationwide from May. 22, 2020.
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Walt Disney Japan has announced that they will postpone the release of the movies, "Onward'' that was supposed to be released on Mar. 13, 2020 and the live-action movie "Mulan" that was supposed to be released in Apr. 17 due to the ongoing issues with the new form of coronavirus.
"Onward" is the latest Disney / Pixar movie. It is a story of a brother's adventure based in a world that WAS once full of magic.
"Mulan", on the other hand, is one of the latest Disney's live-action movies such as "Beauty and the Beast" and "Aladdin". It depicts the days of the battle of the main character Mulan, the “strongest heroine in Disney history”.
Disney said the following regarding this postponement, "We have decided that we should postpone the release for the sake of making the health and safety of visitors and their families our top priority as a preventive measure to consider how infectious the new coronavirus is ", and also commented, "We're sorry for the inconvenience to those who have been looking forward to the movies. We would appreciate your understanding."
The rescheduled release date for "Onward" will be released sometime soon.While "Mulan" is rescheduled for May. 22, 2020.Further details will be announced on the official website.
Please note that tickets that were already pre-ordered can still be used for the rescheduled screenings..
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"Onward" (in theaters from Mar. 13), the latest work from Disney & Pixar, had a world premiere on Feb. 19 in Japan time with Tom Holland (as the main character Ian), Chris Pratt (as the cheerful brother, Barley), and director Dan Scanlon.
The crowd burst into cheers when Tom Holland and Chris Pratt, who are both a member of the "Avengers" and will be acting as brothers for the first time, had a miraculous reunion.
The world premiere was held at El Capitan Theatre, just as the "Academy Awards", and the media coming from all over the world showed the high expectations towards Pixar's latest film.
The venue had decorations to recreate the world with "magic dying out" and "Guinevere", the car with a pegasus that Ian and Barley travel in with their father, made an appearance. Surrounding the huge blue carpet, which was the image of the world of the film, were female fans mainly in their teens and 20s.
As Tom Holland as Ian and Chris Pratt as Barley appeared on the blue carpet, the crowd burst into cheers and applause bringing the heat up of the venue.
The two, who co-starred in "Avengers", reunited with a smile just as if they were really "brothers", and talked about the brotherly bond even stronger than "Avengers".
Chris said he did the recordings along with his friend Tom. "I heard that usually, recordings aren't done together, but they put us together in the recording to see if something would happen. I wanted to see if the brotherly chemistry would pop up from us being together. I truly believe we made magic happen and you will be able to see our bond. It was such a great experience." said Chris, explaining that they were able to show a deeper bond thanks to being good friends.
On the other hand, Tom said his dream came true from performing in this film. "Chris and I were talking about every actor having their own goals. One of my goals was playing a superhero (Avengers) and another was appearing in a Pixar film with Chris. Being here today is truly amazing and fortunate." said Tom with a smile.
The two were very kind to the fans and every time they took photos with them and signed autographs the crowd would cheer.
The world premiere was a big success.
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The new live-action movie "Mulan" (Roadshow Apr. 17, 2020) has been released from Disney, following "Beauty and the Beast" and "Aladdin". Under the narration of the voice actress Sawashiro Miyuki, the strongest heroine in Disney history, Mulan, appears in action.
The special program "Disney Prince of Voice: Voice Stars Dream Live 2020 (Nico Nico Live Streaming)" was broadcast on Aug. 23. A total of twelve voice casts, such as Asanuma Shintarou, Kimura Subaru, and Aramaki Yoshihiko, had participated. We will be delivering the situation of the program where a live and a talk section were conducted.
"Disney Prince of Voice: Voice Stars Dream Live 2020" was broadcasted on Nico Nico Live Streaming on Aug. 23. The first live tour for this series was scheduled to be held on summer 2020 but after taking consideration of the safety of the audience and their families, it was decided that the live stage will be shown as an online special program. This program featured the twelve voice casts (Asanuma Shintarou, Amasaki Kouhei, Aramaki Yoshihiko, Ozawa Ren, Kimura Subaru, Takano Akira, Tachibana Shinnosuke, Hashimoto Shouhei, Furukawa Makoto, Masuda Toshiki, Yashiro Taku, and Yamaya Yoshitaka) from "Disney Prince of Voice: Voice Stars Dream Selection II" (released on Sep. 25, 2019).
The program started with the voice casts appearing in the white prince outfits. When the topic about the pre-recording without audience at "Tokyo Garden Theater", the venue for the live, was mentioned, Kimura Subaru said, "As there is a fixation on the performance, the footage came out nicely! The footage is quite spectacular!" while Ozawa Ren said, "The setting for the stage was also magnificent."
During the live section, along with the singing, the voice casts have also conducted the prologue and the recitation. It was a special section that can only be seen during the live.
The opening act for the live was "A Dream Is A Wish Your Heart Makes (from Cinderella)" that was revealed for the first time. It was sung by Asanuma Shintarou, Hashimoto Shouhei, Masuda Toshiki, and Yamaya Yoshitaka dressed in the noble prince outfit. After that, Aramaki Yoshihiko sang "Under The Sea (from Little Mermaid)" along with the CG's dolphin and fishes that liven up the stage.
It was followed by Kimura Subaru's "I Just Can't Wait To Be King (from Lion King)". While being enchanted by the amazing performance of the conversation between Simba and Zazu performed by Kimura Subaru, Yashiro Taku followed up with the song "Hakuna Matata (from Lion King)" with some light dances as the stage becomes a jungle. Next, "You'll Be In My Heart (from Tarzan)" could be heard from the venue as it is sang powerfully by Takano Akira dressed up as an adventurer. At this time, the stage has wrapped with an amazing world setting.
After a short while, Amasaki Kouhei appears together with the swift trumpet sounds and sang "Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah" with a bright smile. Then, Stitch appeared on the screen and the Japanese version of "Hawaiian Roller Coaster Ride (from Lilo & Stitch) was revealed for the first time and it was sung in high spirits by Aramaki Yoshihiko, Ozawa Ren, and Tachibana Shinnosuke.
When the stage was glowing in light blue, "Aloha E Komo Mai (from Lilo & Stitch: The Series)" was sung by Ozawa Ren as he dashed around the stage in aloha shirts and straw hats which gave out a summer sensation.
The next song was "Height Ho (from Snow White)" by Hashimoto Shouhei and the in step dancing by the seven performers, including six dancers, was quite alluring.
The recitation of "Rapunzel" was conducted halfway throughout the live section. Along with the story development, the live section resumes. Then, the live venue was filled with "When Will My Life Begin (from Rapunzel)" and "I See The Light (from Rapunzel)" sang respectively by Tachibana Shinnosuke and Yamaya Yoshitaka, who appeared in the lavender prince outfits with the blonde hair.
The next song in line was "So Close (Enchanted)" by Asanuma Shintarou. The screen was filled with the stars’ glow as the stage wrapped in the mystical world setting along with the comfortable singing voice. After that, the stage became dark and while being surround by the dark blue, Furukawa Makoto sang "When You Wish Upon A Stars (from Pinocchio)" gently.
It was followed by the appearance of Masuda Toshiki as he sang "For the First Time In Forever (from Frozen)" and the expression of Anna and Elza were done at will by the voice. Next, was "Love Is An Open Door (from Frozen)", revealing for the first time, sang by Amasaki Kouhei, Kimura Subaru, Takano Akira, and Yashiro Taku along with the conversation and dance that hype up the live section.
For the final part, "Some Things Never Change (from Frozen 2)" was revealed for the first time while each casts voices out their opinion throughout the songs. It was concluded with "We're All In This Together (All Stars ver.) (from High School Musical) and "Mickey Mouse March (All Stars ver. from Mickey Mouse)" was sung by all the casts.
Regarding the live session, Aramaki Yoshihiko said, "As I really like Disney, I had fallen for it once again after listening to the fantastic songs sung by the other voice casts along with my song," Ozawa Ren said "It made me want to re-watch Disney's movie after returning home! I believe it was a fantastic live," Kimura Subaru said "I'm glad that we are finally able to deliver it to everyone. As it can only be considered as a complete work once the audiences had watched it, so I am deeply moved by it," Furukawa Makoto said, "I have become energetic after watching the live. It makes me quite happy that I am able to watch this special program along with everyone as this is not a performance that can be done alone."
The ticket for the viewing of the special program is on sale until 11:59 PM on Aug. 29.
Moreover, the footage of this live will be released as a Blu-ray on Feb. 12, 2021. Original cutscenes will be edited into the footage and the first limited pressing edition will come with a bonus CD that contains 5 songs that were revealed for the first time in the live.
Presentation licensed by Disney Concerts.（C）Disney
The Japanese edition trailer and poster of "Soul" (to be released on Dec. 11, 2020), which shows ' the world of "Soul" before birth', have been released. "Soul" is the latest work, which Disney & Pixar created in commemoration of the 25th anniversary of Toy Story.
The trailer reveals the mysterious Soul World. The blue and pretty Souls try to learn music, literature, chemistry, physical exercises, and others to find their "spark" in the world taking on pale colors.
The protagonist Joe meet 22, who cannot find what she really wants to do and has spent hundreds of years in the Soul World, thinking, "I don't wanna go to the human world". She cannot find her "spark" even if she has been trying many things, and says "Is our life that precious?". Joe says, "There are so many wonderful things to come in our life."spark, to explaintell her how wonderful it is to have "spark".
22, who cannot find "what to live for" as if she got lost, and Joe,
who "just wants to go back to the ground more than anything to pursue his dream to become a jazz pianist".
Will Joe be able to go back on the ground and make his dream come true? Will 22 be able to find her "spark of life"?
Your "Soul" would be impressed and moved by an incredible miracle brought by the encounter of Joe and 22 with completely different personalities.
"Soul" is said to be made when the director Pete Docter wonderedspark,
"Was I really born to make animations?" and thought twice about his "spark".
He is proud of this work and it will remind us of "how wonderful our life is" in today's world.
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Showing behind the scenes of "Frozen II", the documentary "Into the Unknown: Making Frozen II" will be streamed exclusively on Disney+ from Jul. 3, 2020.
The documentary (6 episodes in total) focuses on the creation process of the animated movie "Frozen II", the sequel that became the highest-grossing animated movie in history, generating a box office revenue of 1.4 billion.
The series illustrates the producers, artists,composers, and voice cast in a fight against the time while struggling with frustration and overcoming setbacks in production in order to bring the movie to completion.
Starting on Jul. 3, the first episode kicks off depicting the production 11 months before the world premiere.
Behind the scenes are shown Kristen Bell (Anna), and Idina Menzel (Elsa) working alongside the composers to come up with the new theme song "Into the unknown".
"Into the Unknown: Making Frozen II" will be streamed on Disney + with episode 1 premiering on Jul. 3, episode 2 on Jul. 10, episode 3 on Jul. 17, and episodes 4, 5 and 6 on Jul. 24.
It was revealed that starting from Jun. 11, 2020, the movie "Frozen 2" will be available for a subscription streaming for the first time on Disney's official video streaming service "Disney+", and it limited to Japan only.
At the same time, a newly created key visual featuring "Frozen" series and the latest promotion video are revealed.
"Frozen 2" is the No.1 Animation movie in history and the box office revenue was recorded at 1.45 billion USD worldwide and it the latest work for the "Frozen" series, which is one of the most successful franchises among Disney's work in Japan.
This is the first time that these works arethis works is available at the subscription video streaming service in Japan, and it is available right after "Disney+" in Japan has appeared.
"Disney+" will feature a total of 18 works (55 episodes) with a total time of 3 5 hours of "Frozen" related works such as the movie "Frozen" and "Frozen 2", the short animation, the precious documentary, and the full orchestra concert featuring "Frozen" as its theme.
Other than that, starting from Jul. 3, the documentary "Into the Unknown~ Making of 'Frozen 2'" (6 episodes, 60 minutes each) featuring the effort of the creators in making "Frozen 2".
The challenges, surprise, the breakthrough moment, the artistic talent and creativity, and also the difficulty faced to create this Walt Disney Animation work are captured for the first time with a camera.
As the secret behind the release of this popular movie is revealed for the first time, so don't miss it.
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It was announced that Watanabe Naomi will be acting the role of Zirconia in the movie "Sailor Moon Eternal". Also, Watanabe left various comments such as, "I think she is the character that most fits me".
"Sailor Moon Eternal" is a story of love and justice by Takeuchi Naoko, which was serialized in "Nakayoshi" from 1991 to 1997; in 2012, a project to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the series started, and in 2014, a new series titled "Sailor Moon Crystal" has been released.
It has been decided that Watanabe Naomi will play the role of Zirconia, a powerful enemy of the Sailor Guardians. Comments about her impressions on the role of Zirconia, who is the ringmaster of Dead Moon Circus plotting to conquer the Earth and the Moon and pledging her loyalty to Nehellenia, the Queen of the Dead Moon, as well as her love for "Sailor Moon", have arrived.
The movie "Sailor Moon Eternal" will be released in two parts; the first part will be released on Jan. 8, 2021, and the second part will be released on Feb. 11, 2021.
Comment by Watanabe Naomi (as Zirconia)
I never dreamed that I could appear in my favorite series "Sailor Moon", so I was extremely happy! For me, Sailor Moon is the "light of my life". I've loved it since I was a child, and just watching all the Sailor Guardians makes me crying, and I still love it so much that I keep buying all kinds of items.
When I was offered the role, I wondered if it was for a new Sailor Guardian. But it was Zirconia as the antagonist (laugh). She's a villain and an old woman character, so I had to lower my voice quite a bit and do it while almost crushing my throat. Even though my heart hurts, I made sure Zirconia's feelings were felt in my acting, "I'll defeat the Sailor Guardians!". I think she is the character that most fits me so far.
In the movie, you can see the cool Sailor Guardians, as well as many powerful enemies. It's a work that not only our generation but also parents and their children and teenagers will be able to enjoy! I hope you're all excited and looking forward to it!
(C) Takeuchi Naoko, PNP / "Sailor Moon Eternal" The Movie Production Committee
The manga "Umibe no Étranger" (by Kii Kanna and published by Shodensha), which takes place on the island off the coast of Okinawa and depicts the innocent love story between a greenhorn novelist and a young boy, had captured the hearts of many people and the theatrical anime is handled by the BL anime Label "BLUE LYNX". Since this movie was released on Sep. 11, 2020, let's reviews the work beforehand.
The greenhorn novelist, Shun unexpectedly called out to the young boy, Mio at the beachside.
---"Hey, you there!"
Because of that Mio had also started to be conscious of Shun, but he has to leave the island no matter what. Mio left after saying "I want to become an adult as soon as possible".
After three years, Mio returns to Shun. He had become slightly mature. With an innocent bright smile. When the unrequited thoughts were responded, the stopped time starts to run again...
The work is based on the manga "Umibe no Étranger" (published by Shodensha) by Kii Kanna.
This anime adaptation is supervised by the author Kii Kanna, who is also an ex-animator, and she is also in charge of the character design.
The animation production was created with a mixture of 2D and 3D animation and is handled by the long-established studio "Studio Hibari", who is known for "Major", and "Monster Strike". The director is Oohashi Akiyo, who had shown her superb skill such as "Danganronpa The Animation" as well as the animation PV for the sales commemoration of "Houseki no Kuni" Vol 1.
The drama between the characters, the beautiful nature of Okinawa, the lights, coloring, and the audio are all drawn carefully with fixation.
This work is the third work of the BL specialized anime Label "BLUE LYNX" after "Twittering Birds Never Fly: The clouds gather" and "Given the Movie".
■Original Work's Arts Exhibition
The movie "Umibe no Étranger"'s Anime Art Exhibition was held on PARCO GALLERY X, Shibuya, Tokyo. (Duration: Sep. 4, 2020 ~ Sep. 14, 2020)
The exhibition has exhibited over 30 illustrations, including the setting arts, rough drawing, and 5 original illustrations drawn for this movie along with the messages from the casts & staff, the signed scripts, the storyboard drawn by the director Oohashi Akiyo, and others.
Moreover, the art exhibition's original goods with the illustration by Kii Kanna-sensei were on sale.
The main casts will be handled by the same voice actors as the drama CD. Hashimoto Shun is voice by Murata Taishi (known for his role as Norba Shino from "Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans" and Magee from "Gundam Build Divers") while Tachibana Mio is voice by Matsuoka Yoshitsugu (known for his role as Kirito from "Sword Art Online" and Hashibira Inosuke from "Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba").
Murata Taishi (voice of Hashimoto Shun)
--Can you share your feelings when the theatrical anime adaptation of "Umibe no Étranger" was decided, as well as when your role was decided and when you were reading the script?
Various thoughts appear in my mind. My appreciation of continues this role from the drama CD and the expectation toward the movie. Above all, I am glad that I am able to perform the encountering scene of Mio. Both of their fates were greatly affected, while Mio is slowly becoming more mature, Shun, on the other hand, is struggling like a loser. At the very beginning when I was voicing the drama CD, this scene was impressive and made my heart throb. Even the scripts are filled with the "Étranger" of the production staff, especially the stage direction as well as the lines...! So, I wanted to respond it with all I have along with the burning obsession that is gradually growing as I wanted everyone to see it right away (haha).
--This works is supervised by Kii Kanna-sensei, who is also the character designer, and she was also greatly involved with the production. Can you tell us any highlights?
I personally like the comical expression that was illustrated by Kii Kanna sensei, so I hope it can calm everyone down. During the recording, I remember that it was quite easy in voicing the character as the transition of the character expression from serious to comical was exactly as the manga.
Above everything, the combination between Okinawa and the cat is the best. It a fusion of the spaciousness scenery of the southern island with cuteness. This is the ideal retirement life. Please watch it while thinking about Okinawa and cat.
--Please share your message to the fans who are looking forward to "Umibe no Étranger"
I would like to thank everyone who is looking forward to the movie!
This movie has a more detailed depiction of the romance between Mio and Shun. People always think about their beloved. That is common sense but I found out that.... it actually harder than I thought. Please enjoy watching the movie while letting your emotions run wild and being immersed in the gentle setting of Étranger. I believed there are surely parts were first-timers of Étranger can understand mutually. Please look forward to "Umibe no Étranger"!
Matsuoka Yoshitsugu (voice of Tachibana Mio)
--Can you share your feelings when the theatrical anime adaptation of "Umibe no Étranger" was decided, as well as when your role was decided and when you were reading the script?
Even though it had been a while since the first drama CD, I still remember Murata-san mentioning that he wanted to see the animation adaptation during the talk part in the drama CD.
At first, I thought it was a joke but I believed that Murata-san is quite glad that the theatrical adaption was decided.
I am genuinely happy when I heard about my role.
However, I am actually scared since this is my first time voicing a BL role in animation.
When I was reading the script, I thought that it had ended splendidly from the start till the end. Then, my memory during the recording of the drama cd resurfaced, which helps me to enter my role easily!
--As this works is supervised by Kii Kanna-sensei, who is also the character designer, and she was also greatly involved with the production. Can you tell us any highlights?
I was thinking about how to express the sadness of the Mio as the story contains the emotional period of the lonely Mio, but the art has helped me to express it without being too immersed in it. It as if I was drawn in by the beautiful art!
Feeling such as "I want to go to this world at least once!", "I want to travel to there!", “I want to go to the beach!", and "Mugii!” appears inside of me (haha).
I think everyone will get immersed in it as well, so do enjoy the world of Étranger.
--Please share your message to the fans who are looking forward to "Umibe no Étranger"
I had done my best already. I hope that it will leave an impression inside everyone's heart.
Actually, this is a work that will cause various thoughts to appear, such as it was great after it had ended, it was beautiful, and it was quite sad.
Please enjoy it while experience various feelings as it will make you think. Please do look forward to it.
Main Theme Song's Anime PV
The theme song for the movie "Umibe no Étranger", called "Zokkon" is written by MONO NO AWARE. Theirs sense of words is the finishing touch to the sentimental youth rock song.
The main trailer make use of the anime PV and it a fusion between the colorful scenes and the emotional song. It consists of various scene, including the blue sky with the blue sea, the expression of the two cute cats, the delicious foods, the troubled Shun, and Mio with a bright smile.
(C)Kii Kanna/Shodensha, Umibe no Étranger Production Committee
(C)Kii Kanna/Shodensha on BLUE comics
It was decided that "Monster Strike the Movie: Lucifer - Zetsubou no Yoake" will be released on Theatre on Nov. 6, 2020. The key visual and teaser video have been revealed.
This is the 3rd movie of the anime "Monster Strike" series that has exceeded 4 billion views on YouTube worldwide.
The teaser video shows the tremendous battle scene of Lucifer and the others along with the theme song "Eiyuu no Uta (Hero's Song)" by Oishi Masayoshi.
Nationwide advanced sales tickets will start from Sep. 11 on the permanent store "XFLAG STORE SHIBUYA/ SHINSAIBASHI" as well as the official online store "XFLAG STORE", and nationwide LAWSON, MINISTOP's "Loppi", and theatre's sales counter.
"Monster Strike the Movie: Lucifer - Zetsubou no Yoake" will be released on nationwide theatres from Nov. 6.
To commemorate the release of "Crayon Shin-chan: Crash! Rakuga Kingdom and Almost Four Heroes" (released on Sep. 11), the latest "Crayon Shin-chan"'s movie, all the 27 movies of the series can be streamed for free on "ABEMA"'s "Minna no Anime Channel".
To commemorate the release of the latest movie, this project will be streaming the 27 movies of the series for free, including "Crayon Shin-chan: Honeymoon Hurricane ~The Lost Hiroshi~" that is appearing for the first time on "ABEMA", "Crayon Shin-chan: Great Adventure in Henderland" where the active character "Buriburizaemon" in "Crayon Shin-chan: Crash! Rakuga Kingdom and Almost Four Heroes" made an appearance, and "Crayon Shin-chan: Blitzkrieg! Pig's Hoof's Secret Mission".
Do take this chance to recap "Crayon Shin-chan" movies series on "ABEMA" before watching the latest movie.
The free streaming of all the 27 "Crayon Shin-chan" movies series will be available according on "Minna no Anime Channel".
"Crayon Shin-chan: Crash! Rakuga Kingdom and Almost Four Heroes" will be released nationwide on Sep. 11, 2020.
The cast information of the TV anime series "Dogeza de Tanondemita" has been announced. Sugita Tomokazu will play Doge Suwaru, the main male character. Six female voice actors, including Ogura Yui, have been selected for the roles of the female characters.
"Dogeza de Tanondemita" is based on the popular doujinshi series by Funatsu Kazuki. It is a work that shows the pushy main male character who makes full use of the last means, Dogeza (element of traditional Japanese etiquette which involves kneeling directly on the ground and bowing to prostrate oneself while touching one's head to the floor) to persuade a girl until she accepts it to seduce a girl, Dogeza (element of traditional Japanese etiquette which involves kneeling directly on the ground and bowing to prostrate oneself while touching one's head to the floor), and pushes himself until he asks for a request and the heroines who are puzzled by the action.
It has been decided ato create short anime adaptation of this work will be createdseries basing in this work, and this time, the full cast has been announced. Sugita Tomokazu will play the main character, Doge Suwaru, and Horie Kazuma will play the Voice of Heaven.
As for the female characters, Ogura Yui will be in charge of three characters Gakesaka Minori, Aneha Yua, and Omoi Ayame,
Nagatsuma Juuri will be playing Toyofusa Urara and Sukiyabashi Rui, Tomita Miyu will be in charge for Misenai Kanan and Shioya Rei, Shimizu Ayako will be voicingfor Oosaka Akari and Kyan Tama, Kitamori Saika is the voice offor Murakami Sanami and Yuuseki Natsumi, and Kaida Akane for Ninose Sannose.
As many casts are voicing for multiple characters,Many casts also serve for multiple characters, and their performance will be highlighted. Moreover, the characters' setting images have also been released. Check out the whole body and facial expressions of the 12 heroines.
<Full comments are below>
Ogura Yui as Gakesaka Minori, Aneha Yua, and Omoi Ayame
Since I'll be playing various roles, I am looking forward to what kind of characters I could meet.
Nagatsuma Juuri as Toyofusa Urara and Sukiyabashi Rui
I knew that it has been a hot topic on Twitter, so I was surprised when I heard, "It'll be an anime!"
And I felt a bit of fate as I happen to saw the the characters that I am voicing on TwitterAnd the characters' roles that I saw on Twitter were a bit fateful for me... (laughs)
Tomita Miyu as Misenai Kanan and Shioya Rei
I was frankly excited to say "I'm looking forward to it!" and excited about thisCool!"
Although it is full of sexy scenes, it's fulfilled with a comical situations as wellatmosphere, so it isis also an interesting work where one episode is a complete story.
I know that one episode is very short, so I will have fun thinking about how to play and approach within that short piece.
Shimizu Ayako as Oosaka Akari and Kyan Tama
When I first received the offerwe first talked about it, the artspictures were so cute and the girls were attractive. Above all, the impact of the title was amazing! I remember thinking about that.
I was thrilled by how to play the embarrassing scene!
Kitamori Saika as Murakami Sanami and Yuuseki Natsumi
The cCute heroines who are getting shy but respond to the requests.
I was happy to be able to participate in the role as a cast.
There is a character who talks inwith the Hakata dialect, and since I used to live in Kyushu, I thought, "It's finally time to use my experience!"
Kaida Akane as Ninose Sannose
For the first time, I will play a named character!
It is sexy work, butso I'm very excited.
Sugita Tomokazu as Doge Suwaru
Eh? Anime!? It can't be!? It will be released?
Horie Kazuma as Voice of Heaven
In addition to the voicing anime characters, I actually do a lot of narration work, but even so, the "Voice of Heaven'' narration in the anime is my first experience, and I will enjoy it very much. ♪
(C) Funatsu Kazuki / DMM Pictures
"Battle Athletes" is the media mix contents in 1997 and 1998. This will come back in 2021, a year of the Tokyo Olympics, as "Battle Athletes ReSTART!". Moreover, the teaser visual and the anime logo were revealed.
"Battle Athletes" is the media mix project from 1997 to 1998. It is widely known among the anime fans as the legendary work, which depicts the beautiful girls striving to become the best athlete in the galaxy.
A completely new TV anime series titled "Battle Athletes ReSTART" will release TV anime in 2021, and more other projects are also planned forf future development. A teaser website and the official Twitter account was opened today.
Moreover, serialization of the spin-off manga called "Battle Athletes ReSTART!: Pale Blue Dot" (drawn by Takatoo Rui) will start at COMIC Luel & COMIC Jordan, the website ran by jitsugyo no Nihon Sha.
Detailed information of "Battle Athletes ReSTART!" will be announced in the future. A great expectation is sent toward future development.
(C) AIC Rights Battle Athletes ReSTART! Production Committee
The 2nd season for the anime "The Demon Girl Next Door", broadcast on Jul. 2019, has been decided. The marathon streaming for season 1 at ABEMA and Nico Nico Live Streaming has been also decided.
"The Demon Girl Next Door" is based on the manga by Itou Izumo, which is currently serialized at "Manga Time Kirara Carat". The series have currently released up to 5 volumes and recorded the sale of 250 million copies.
It is the fantasy-like comedy revolving around a protagonist Yoshida Yuuko (A.K.A. Shamiko) (CV: Kohara Konomi), a female high school students who awoken her "demonic" power and a descendant of the demonic tribe, fighting with the rival Chiyoda Momo (CV: Kitou Akari), who is the classmate of the protagonist and also a "magical girl" chosen by the tribe of light.
The production of the 2nd season has been decided after a year passed from the broadcast of the season 1. In the 2nd season, Shamiko becomes friends with the magical girl, although her goal in the beginning was to defeat her to release the curse of the demonic tribe, and they begin to look for clues of the disappeared magical girl in the town.
All episodes from the 1st season will be broadcast at ABEMA and Nico Nico Live Streaming.
Detailed information for season 2 will be announced at the official website and Twitter of "The Demon Girl Next Door".
"The Demon Girl Next Door" Program Infomation
[Original Work] "The Demon Girl Next Door" by Itou Izumo (Currently serialized at "Manga Time Kirara Carat" published from Houbunsha)
(C) Itou Izumo/Houbunsha
The screening date of the mid-length animation film "BURN THE WITCH" has been announced to be two weeks long from Oct. 2. Moreover, a WEB broadcast will start on the same day of the screening. The film is available not only in Japan, but also in other countries around the world.
"BURN THE WITCH" is originally a manga by Kubo Tite of "BLEACH", which was published in 2018 as a one-shot in the magazine "Weekly Shonen Jump". A series has started from the 38th issue of "Weekly Shonen Jump" on sale on Aug. 24.
The story is set in a world where dragons exist, and humans can't see them. The only people who are actually able to see the dragons are the inhabitants of Reverse London, which is located behind Front London. Among them, a select group of people have been chosen to become witches/wizards and so be qualified to have direct contact with dragons.
The protagonists are the witch duo of Niihashi Noel and Nini Spangle, 2nd Order ranked members of the Dragon Conservation and Control Agency, Wing Bind. Their mission is to protect the dragons in London on behalf of those who cannot come into contact with them.
The screening date for "BURN THE WITCH" has been confirmed to be two weeks long from Oct. 2, with the event being held at 35 cinemas across Japan, including Shinjuku Piccadilly.
In addition to Japan, "BURN THE WITCH" will be distributed in North, Central and South America, Europe, Oceania, Middle East, and Africa on the same day as the screening. In Japan, it will be streamed on Amazon Prime Video and Hikari TV, while Crunchyroll will be the streaming platform for the movie in North, Central and South America, Europe, Oceania, Middle East, and Africa.
The key visual and promo video of the film have also been released. The visual shows the witches Niihashi Noel and Nini Spangle from Wing Bind, the organization that controls the dragons.
Additional cast members are Tsuchiya Shimba as Balgo Parks, Hirata Hiroaki as Chief, and Hikisaka Rie as Osushi-chan.
(C) Kubo Tite / Shueisha, "BURN THE WITCH" Production Committee
The 2nd PV for TV anime Ahiru no Sora has been released and features the passionate plays of a freakishly tall basketball club member. Broadcasting information was released at the same time. The series will be aired on TV Tokyo’s channel 6 starting on October 2nd.
「BanG Dream! Girls Band Party!」 and its 4th tie-up with Lawson as of September the 3rd, has been revealed. The campaign is to give out a limited quantity of originals goods which will be sold on a first-come-first-serve basis
From TV anime "JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Golden Wind" comes blazers and pants (slacks) which can be worn together as business suits inspired by Giorno Giovanna and Bruno Bucciarati. Pre-orders are available at "Premium Bandai" until Dec. 26, 2019.
"Kishiryu Sentai Ryusoulger VS Lupinranger VS Patranger the Movie", the newest work in the "Super Sentai VS Film Series", is scheduled to be released on Feb. 8, 2020. The newest footage andscene photos have also been revealed.