It has been announced that the new OP and ED theme songs of the TV anime “Kengan Ashura” from episode 13, will be performed by “Happy Heads NANIYORI” and “TAEYO” respectively. At the same time, a promo video that features both songs has been revealed.
“Kengan Ashura” is originally an intense battle-action manga currently distributed on the website “Ura Sunday” and the manga app “Manga One”. It has been read by 413 million people so far, and it took the 1st place in the male ranking of “Interesting webcomics selected by 1 million people! 2018”.
Furthermore, the anime that is becoming more and more exciting with the Kengan Annihilation Tournament, will be featuring the new theme songs starting from episode 13 of the TV broadcast.
The opening theme song is “Ai Shiden Issen” by Happy Heads NANIYORI, and the ending theme song is “ASHURA” by TAEYO.
Part 1 & Part 2 of the TV anime “Kengan Ashura” are exclusively distributed on Netflix, and they're also broadcast on TOKYO MX and other TV channels every Friday.
Episode 11 “Ashura” will be broadcast on TOKYO MX from Mar. 20, 2020 (Friday).
(C) 2019 Sandrovich Yabako, Daromeon, Shogakukan / Kengan Club
The ending theme song "Get Wild" from the anime "City Hunter" has been the top trending topic on Twitter as of Sep. 11, 2020, under the hashtag "Get Wild Taikin" widely spread by users coming back from work while listening to the song (Taikin = to leave work). The music has become a huge topic discussion amongst netizens in Japan.
"Get Wild" is the main song of the 10th single released by TM NETWORK 1987, which became a big hit adopted as the ending theme of the anime "City Hunter".
The song would start playing on the cliffhangers at the end of each episode giving way to the closing credits. To this day it is considered by many anime fans as "one of the best anime ending theme ever".
The song was also used for the movie that premiered on Feb. 2019, "City Hunter Movie: Shinjuku Private Eyes", and once again managed to grab the heart of many fans.
The trend started when a single user tweeted the hashtag explaining how listening to the song while going back home after work makes you feel a sense of accomplishment for the day', suggesting people to try it too, which then started spreading and eventually becoming viral
Among the various tweets were the following: "I'll try it today.", "This song is way too cool for a workday's ending soundtrack.", "Will they please replace Hotaru no Hikari for this song?"(*Auld Lang Syne, aka Hotaru no Hikari in Japan, is commonly played during the end of events, graduation ceremonies, and commercial establishments to signal closing time), "Oddly enough, listening to Get Wild after a full day of work does actually make you feel satisfied and cool, and no matter how hard it was you're able to go home feeling fresh.
The official City Hunter 35th anniversary account also tweeted that "It's really exciting if you listen to it while repeating the lines from Ryo while fantasizing about the anime! I'll definitely try it tonight."
"Get Wild" was also played during the program re-broadcast on Sep. 11 from 19:30, "Uchi de Utaou! Sunfes Ouen Jouei Returns Online" of the "Sunrise Festival" event, organized by the studio behind the production of the anime, Sunrise.
From Bushiroad's new project "D4DJ", it has been decided that the event "Groovy Mix Presents D4DJ D4 FES. -LOVE! HUG! GROOVY !! -", in which 24 cast members will appear, will be streamed for free in real time.
"D4DJ" is a new media mix project with the theme of "DJ" by Bushiroad, following "Bang Dream!" and "Shoujo ☆ Kageki Revue Starlight". It express a completely new world of DJ with "DJ Live x Anime x Game". They will play (remix) famous songs that transcend generations and develop original songs.
The free streaming has been decided for the live event "Groovy Mix Presents D4DJ D4 FES. ~ LOVE! HUG! GROOVY !! ~" and is scheduled to be held on Oct. 11. The video will be available for free and for a fee. You can watch the video from a fixed-point camera with free streaming, and watch the video switching from multiple cameras with paid streaming.
For more detailed information, wait for the announcement on the official website.
Also, this event, which was scheduled to be held for 2 days on Oct. 11 and 12, will be held only on the 11th.
"Groovy Mix Presents D4DJ D4 FES. -LOVE! HUG! GROOVY !!-" will be held on Oct. 11, 2020 and will be streamed on the same day.
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The MV （Muscle Video・Muscle Video） of the OP "Onegai Muscle" of the anime "How Heavy Are the Dumbbells You Lift?" has exceeded 100 million views. To commemorate that, comments from MAAM, the original artist, and Fairouz Ai, who played Sakura Hibiki, and Ishikawa Kaito, who played Machio Naruzo, also arrived.
Moreover, comment videos with Saiki Reika & Yokokawa Naotaka, who appeared in the MV, have also been released.
The original "How Heavy Are the Dumbbells You Lift?" is a "JK Body Modification Comedy" written by Sandrovich Yabako and drawn by MAAM, which has been serialized on MangaONE. It aired from July to September 2019 and caused a "muscle training craze" among anime fans.
Regarding the 100 million views of the music video, Fairouz said, "I'm really, really happy that so many people have loved it! My muscle fibers are happy too! ". Ishikawa congratulated, "I'm thrilled to think that this work, which shows the beauty of muscle training, has been recognized by so many people.
Also, video comments by Saiki Reika, a muscular idol who appeared in the music video, and Yokokawa Naotaka, a professional bodybuilder, have been released, so be sure not to miss it as well.
<Full comments are below>
Fairouz Ai (role of Sakura Hibiki)
"Onegai Muscle" has reached 100 million views!! Thank you to everyone who listened to it and everyone who was involved in the production! "Onegai Muscle" is a character song that I sang for the first time in my life, so I put a lot into it, and I'm really happy that it is loved by so many people! I am also pleased with my muscle fibers!
While listening to "Onegai Muscle", I will continue to work on my muscles with Hibiki and Machio! Lose weight! I would be happy if you could do it too.
Ishikawa Kaito (role of Machio Naruzo)
Congratulations on the fact that the MV has exceeded 100 million views. I am very impressed to think that this work, which conveys the wonderfulness of muscle training, has been recognized by so many people.
Even around me, there were many voices from people who played this song during exercise and training. I hope that it will get you interested in the exercise and help you to continue training. I look forward to your continued support of "How Heavy Are the Dumbbells You Lift?"
(C) 2019 Yabako Sandrovich, MAAM Shogakukan / Silverman Gym
It has been decided that the broadcast of the TV anime series"NOBLESSE", based on the WEB comic, which has a cumulative total of over 4.6 billion views worldwide, will be startfrom Oct. 7, 2020. At the same time, new visuals, new characters and cast information, and video comments for the Japanese fans from the theme song artists Kim Jae Joong and OH MY GIRL were also released.
"NOBLESSE" is a Korean dark action fantasy comic, which tells a story about various characters with absolute power - "NOBLESSE", modified human of the mysterious organization "Union", and the "Nobles".
Cadis Etrama Di Raizel is a "NOBLESS", the protectors of the nobles with noble blood and spirit. He wakes up from the 820-year sleep and starts to attend a junior high school as a student and enjoyed a peaceful life for the first time.
However, the modified humans of "Union" are after him, and his peaceful everyday life is over...
The new visuals released this timehas the main protagonist Raizel in the center with his servant, Frankenstein, on the right side, and the experimental modified human from "Union", M-21, is on the left side.
Behind them, we see Raizel's classmates Tashiro Yusuke and Kase Manabu, along with Regis K. Landegre and Seira J. Loyard, which had been unveiled for the first time.
Moreover, 4 additional cast members who will be in charge of new characters have also be announced this time. Wakayama Akihisa plays the "Noble" Regis K. Landegre, who is the successor to the Landegre family and goes to Ye Ran High School to investigate a case. Kayano Ai plays "Noble" Seira J. Loyard, who is the landlady of the Loyard family, who attends Ye Ran High School to investigate together with Regis.
Nakazawa Masatomo is Tao, an amiable and talkative modified human who belongs to the "Union". Ootsuka Takeo plays Takeo, a modified human that looks unfriendly but has a gentle heart, and actually likes children, who also belongs to the "Union".
In addition, from Kim Jae Joong, who sings the OP theme song "BREAKING DAWN", and "OH MY GIRL", who sings the ED theme song "Etoile", comment videos for Japanese fans who are looking forward to the broadcast have also been released.
"NOBLESSE" will be broadcast on TOKYO MX, and other channels from midnight on Oct. 7.
<Full comments are below>
Regis K. Landegre (CV: Wakayama Akihisa)
I'm Wakayama Akihisa, and I will be playing Regis K. Landegre.
Regis is a "Noble" with a mighty power who came to Japan for some investigation.
He is very proud to be a "Noble" and looks down on humanity, but I think that he is a very attractive character with some tsundere characteristics.
It's a work full of highlights, such as the gap between the serious part and the everyday part, the surreal laughter, etc. I hope many people will enjoy it.
Personally, I really like the interaction between Regis and M-21, so please check it out!
Seira J. Loyard (CV: Kayano Ai)
Seira J. Loyard, one of the almighty persons who are called "Nobles" in the story.
She seems like a cold person because there are no emotions on her face. It's easy to think this way, but I think she is a passionate and affectionate person on the inside.
I like the feeling of the unevenness of Seira when she gets emotional through her interactions with Regis.
I'm sure everyone will look at Regis with a smile as well as Seira (laughs).
There are a lot of other attractive characters in the show, so I hope you will feel attached to the characters while following the story!
Tao (CV: Nakazawa Masatomo)
Tao, who I play, is a hacker and modified human belonging to a special task force of the mysterious organization "Union".
He is a cheerful young guy who cracks a joke with anyone and interacts with unexpected characters.
Tao speaking openly to others is satisfying and relateable. I had a lot of fun during the recording.
Please look forward to it!
Takio (CV: Ootsuka Takeo)
Takio is a modified human who belongs to "Union", but he does not like his duties.
Also, he is a character who seems unfriendly but has a gentle heart.
Please enjoy the every day life, battle, and the story of Raizel and his friends that develops one after another until the end!
（C）Noblesse Animation Partners
It has turned out that the broadcast slot of the TV anime "Pokémon" will move. It will be broadcast every Friday from 6:55 p.m. starting from Oct. 9.
The anime "Pokémon" started broadcasting in 1997. It has been broadcast since 2018 on Sundays from 6:00 p.m.
This time, tit has been decided to move the broadcast slot. From Oct. 9, it will be broadcast from 6:55 p.m. to 7:25 p.m. on Fridays.
In the television industry , there is a custom to call the time slot from 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. prime time, and the time slot from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. "golden time" in Japanese. It was also the main topic that there were no anime broadcasts during the "golden time" in 2019.
To commemorate this move to the golden time on Fridays, Pikachu has been appointed Executive Golden Producer.
Dressed in a gilding costume, Pikachu appeared in a TV commercial. Becoming a producer, he will continue to liven up the program with various projects.
Furthermore, it has been decided to hold the first virtual live event for 4 consecutive weeks by the anime "Pokémon". It will be a viewer-participative talk show that welcomes guests who are involved in "Pokémon" and publishes information that can only be heard here. Details of the program will be released at a later date.
（Ｃ）Nintendo・Creatures・GAME FREAK・TV Tokyo・ShoPro・JR Kikaku （Ｃ）Pokemon
From the TV anime "Peter Grill and the Philosopher's Time", the outline and the advanced cutscene of the ep. 10 "Peter Grill and the Angry Megaton Axe", which will broadcast on Sep. 11 (Friday), have been released.
"Peter Grill and the Philosopher's Time" is another world sexy comedy drawn by Hiyama Daisuke serialized and originally serialized in "Monthly Action". Set in the world of swords and magic, Peter Grill, who earned the title of "the strongest man on earth," is swayed by various heroines of different races who are aiming for his genes.
In ep. 10, being asked by Peter, Lisa reveals an amazing secret about herself. At that time, Spartakos, a muscular macho man, is visiting the reception desk of the Yakepachi Guild.
The receptionist Mitchie has a muscle fetish. Not knowing that, Mimi passed by and called out to Spartokos. It seems that the Ogre sisters and he have something to do with each other...
The TV anime "Peter Grill and the Philosopher's Time" ep. 10 "Peter Grill and the Angry Megaton Axe" will be broadcast on TOKYO MX and others on Sep. 11 (Friday).
(C) Hiyama Daisuke / Futabasha, "Peter Grill and the Philosopher's Time" Production Committee
The "SEASON WINTER"'s key visual from the TV anime "A3!" SEASON AUTUMN & WINTER has been revealed. It has been decided that the broadcast is set for Oct. 12, 2020.
"A3!" is based on the same name handsome actors training game that has exceed 6.5 million downloads. It depicts the achievements of the protagonist, Tachibana Izumi, who takes on the roles of the "General Director" and Chairman to rebuild the small troupe "MANKAI Company" along with the troupe members.
The key visual features the five members of the Winter Troupe, which are Tsukioka Tsumugi (voice by Tamaru Atsushi), Takato Tasuku (voice by Satou Takuya), Mikage Hisoka (voice by Terashima Junta), Arisugawa Homare (voiced by Toshiyuki Toyonaga), and Yukishiro Azuma (voiced by Kakihara Testuya), gathered at the cafe in bright sunlight.
The TV anime "A3!" SEASON AUTUMN & WINTER will be broadcast on Oct. 12, 2020 on TOKYO MX, Sun TV, and other channels.
（C）A3! ANIMATION PROJECT
"PROJECT SCARD" so far has experienced the drama CD and character song production and has broadcast the voice actor programs, and now it is going to experience the TV anime adoption. The TV anime will be released as "Scar of Blaita" as a sequel to the drama CD and is scheduled on Jan. 2021 at MBS, TBS, BS-TBS's "Animeism". The casts and the promotion movie are also released this time.
"PROJECT SCARD" is the media mix project by Frontier Works. The story is set in "Akatsuki Special Area" inof Tokyo. The existence of protecting the city abandoned by the authority were the "Scards", who own the tatttoos which sealed the gods. The defender of the city "Helios", the defender of the organizations "Artemis", and the defender of the rule "Special Police Force" use the abilities gained from the tatttoos. They continue to believe in their "justice" while fighting and struggles continue on a daily basis. This is the story of them living to their fullest in the ordinary days.
The cast members announced this time included Fukuhara Katsumi, playing Kurama Hokuto, Tsuda Kenjirou, playing the former Fresvelg, and Ueda Youji, playing the former Morrigan.
The main theme song will be sung by the 8 main characters. Check the promotion movie out to listen to the song.
TV anime "Scar of Blaita" will be broadcast from Jan. 2021 on MBS, TBS, BS-TBS's "Animeism"
（C）GoHands,Frontier Works Praeter Project
The 2nd PV for TV anime Ahiru no Sora has been released and features the passionate plays of a freakishly tall basketball club member. Broadcasting information was released at the same time. The series will be aired on TV Tokyo’s channel 6 starting on October 2nd.
「BanG Dream! Girls Band Party!」 and its 4th tie-up with Lawson as of September the 3rd, has been revealed. The campaign is to give out a limited quantity of originals goods which will be sold on a first-come-first-serve basis
From TV anime "JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Golden Wind" comes blazers and pants (slacks) which can be worn together as business suits inspired by Giorno Giovanna and Bruno Bucciarati. Pre-orders are available at "Premium Bandai" until Dec. 26, 2019.
"Kishiryu Sentai Ryusoulger VS Lupinranger VS Patranger the Movie", the newest work in the "Super Sentai VS Film Series", is scheduled to be released on Feb. 8, 2020. The newest footage andscene photos have also been revealed.