It was decided that the anime “Kin-iro Mosaic” adapted from Hara Yui's 4-panel manga, will get a movie. The main staff was announced as well.
Anime “Kin-iro Mosaic” had broadcast its first season in 2013, following with the second season “Hello!! Kin-iro Mosaic” in 2015 and the movie “Kin-iro Mosaic Pretty Days” in 2016.
Along with with the announcement of the movie, the main staff was also announced. The directing will be handled by Nawa Munenori ( director of “D.C.S.S: Da Capo Second Season” and “Futsuu no Joshikousei ga [Locodol]”.), the script will be handled by Ayana Yuniko (series composer for “Given”), character design by Ueta Kazuyuki (character designer for “Hinako Note”) and the animation will be handled by Studio Gomoku/AXsiZ.
Moreover, the manga that had been serialized since 2010 will welcome its final chapter in “Manga Time Kirara May Issue” that will be on sales from Mar. 19, 2020.
The title of the third season of the famous series "Is the Order a Rabbit?" is decided as "Is the Order a Rabbit? BLOOM." A newly drawn original key visual by Koi sensei and staff/cast information are also revealed. It is also decided to re-air all episodes of the first and second season before the airing of the third season on Oct. 2020.
This title is also a serialized manga with the same title by Koi Sensei on "Manga Time Kirara MAX" (Honbunsha). This is a famous title, it first season was aired during 2014, season 2 during 2015, and followed by an OVA released in theatre in 2017.
BLOOM that became the title of the third season, means blooming or flourishing of the flower, with colorful flowers arranged with the title logo.
In this anime, the second summer vacation of Cocoa at the Kigumi no Machi(Half-timbered town) is almost over. The season shift towards autumn with full of events, Cocoa and Chino spend happy time at the school and Rabbit House.
In the newly-drawn key visual by Koi Sensei, it has seven main characters gathered up, with a silhouette of a character from behind.
Also, the information of the main staff and cast is revealed, with Sakura Ayane and Minase Inori gathering again for the cast.
In addition, it is also decided that before the airing of the third season, both the first and second seasons of "Is the Order a Rabbit?" and "Is the Order a Rabbit??" will be re-airing from the Apr. 2020 at AT-X and BS11.
TV Anime "Is the Order a Rabbit? BLOOM" is scheduled to be aired on Oct. 2020.
(C) Koi・Honbunsha / Is the Order a BLOOM Production Committee?
TV Anime 『Tamayomi』 （Planned for broadcast in 2020）'s cast for the main 11 characters were released with Kaori Maeda voicing the main protagonist, Yomi Takeda, along with commentaries from each of the casts. In addition, the setting animation designs was also unveiled as well.
Volumes 1 to 13 of the manga "Neon Genesis Evangelion" by Sadamoto Yoshiyuki are now available for free on "ebookjapan". You can now enjoy another "Eva" story before the cinematic release of "Evangelion: 3.0+1.0" (Jun. 27, 2020).
The manga in question is by Sadamoto Yoshiyuki, who also served as the character designer for "Neon Genesis Evangelion" and "Rebuild of Evangelion".
In 2000AD, a meteorite crashed in Antarctica. Thus, the greatest catastrophe in human history, the "Second Impact" occurred. Fifteen years later, humanity is faced with a new crisis. "Angels" attack. In order to oppose the angels, humanity has developed a general-purpose humanoid weapon of war, the "Evangelion". And so, the battle of "three boys and girls" chosen to pilot the Evangelion begins.
The "Neon Genesis Evangelion" manga volumes 1 to 13 are distributed for free through "ebookjapan".
The back cover illustration of the new collection "PLUS / SLAM DUNK ILLUSTRATIONS 2" of the manga "SLAM DUNK" by Inoue Takehiko has been released. It will be on sale from Apr. 3, 2020.
"SLAM DUNK" is originally a manga by Inoue Takehiko serialized in "Weekly Shonen Jump" from 1990 to 1996. It is the leading work of the same magazine where the combined issue 3/4, which was published in 1995 and recorded the largest number of copies printed in "Weekly Shonen Jump", featured all pages full-colored at the beginning of the issue.
The story depicts a rookie basketball player named Sakuragi Hanamichi who joined the Shohoku High School Basketball Club. His talent grows rapidly in his rivalry with his teammate Rukawa Kaede and playing games with Kyougou High School.
"PLUS / SLAM DUNK ILLUSTRATIONS 2" is a collection that includes more than 130 illustrations of "SLAM DUNK". This is the second installment of the collection "PLUS / SLAM DUNK ILLUSTRATIONS" published in Jun. 1997.
The back cover illustration is newly drawn by the original author, Inoue Takehiko. Akagi, Mitsui, Rukawa, and other members of the Shohoku High School Basketball Club are depicted.
In addition to the previously announced "11 new illustrations drawn by Inoue Takehiko", it has been decided that three new drawings will be included in the collection, reaching a total of 14 new illustrations.
"SLAM DUNK ILLUSTRATIONS 2", a new collection of "SLAM DUNK", will be released on Apr. 3, 2020. The price is 3,600 yen (excluding tax).
(C) Inoue Takehiko I.T.Planning, Inc.
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 manga "Hagure Idol Jigokuhen" is set to get a live-action adaptation movie. The protagonist, Haebaru Misora, will be played by Hashimoto Rina and it will be released in Autumn of 2020 in Ikebukuro Cinema Rosa and others.
"Hagure Idol Jigokuhen" is a manga by Takatoo Rui and is currently being serialized in "Manga Goraku Special". It depicts the life of protagonist, Haebaru Misora, a bikini model and also a karate user, in the entertainment world.
The main cast will be played by Hashimoto Rina who is currently active as a bikini model. It is the perfect cast for Misora who has healthy tanned skin. The directing will be handled by Shouji Tsuyoshi, known for "Kenka Banchou the Movie: Badass Rumble" etc.
A cut-scene featuring the battle against 100 people was released. It is a weird situation as she is in her karate outfit, surrounded by men in their briefs. Moroever, 2 cut scenes featuring Hashimoto Rina in sexy appearances were also announced.
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【Haebaru Misora, played by Hashimoto Rina】
I am playing Haebaru Misora from the live-action version of "Hagure Idol Jigokuhen".
I'm "Japan's Number 1 dark-skinned Bikini Idol ~Naniwa's Black Diamond", Hashimoto Rina.
At first, I honestly thought that it was a trick when they announced that I was going to play the main cast of the live-action adaptation of the manga.
I started off being suspicious of my surroundings (haha).
I was quite surprised at my resemblance to Misora-chan when I first saw her illustration!
I still remember the efforts that I underwent as if it was just yesterday, to gain the recognition of the original manga's fans that Misora-chan can be played by me alone, regardless of the appearance.
After I received his offer, my daily routine has significantly changed as I am attending acting class, action class and karate class, 4 months prior to the movie filming.
Because of the guidance from the strong-willed teachers, director, staff and co-stars, I am able to finish the filming successfully despite starting with nothing.
This is my first main cast film for which I have exerted all my efforts!!
This is a film that is packed with laughter, sexiness and passionate scenes.
I hope you will enjoy this at the cinema!
( C ) 2020 "Hagure Idol" Production Committee
"Hagure Idol Jigokuhen" ( C ) Takatoo Rui/Nihon Bungeisha
An animated film based on the are of Izumo city, Shimane prefecture, titled "Child of Kamiari Month" started a new crowdfunding campaign for the voice recording process at Sony's crowdfunding site, First Flight.
It is said that a myriad of gods assembles in October, for a bonding rite in the area of Izumo, in Shimane province. The animated movie "Child of Kamiari Month" tells the story of a young girl living in the modern age and her journey to the said sacred land.
The company responsible for promoting the glamour of the movie is Cretica Universal. Their mission is to convey the unique culture and nature of Japan through animation. The movie is currently being produced at full steam, and the release date is estimated anywhere between 2020 and 2025.
The castwill be announced in Apr. 2020.
The funds from the first crowdfunding campaign held from Mar. to May 2020, were directed at the script, and background setting; while the second campaign held from Jul. to Aug. 2019, focused on the storyboard and other visuals.
Now, the efforts of the third crowdfunding campaign are directed to the voicing recording step. The reward tiers include original items inspired by the location of Izumo and the movie itself. A copy of the script will be given via the lottery as well.
The third crowdfunding campaign for "Child of Kamiari Month" has started on the platform "First Flight", running until Jun. 1. More details regarding rewards, etc are available on the website.
Celebrating the meat day (29th) during the spring vacation, live-action movie "Tonkatsu DJ Agetaro" (release date: Jun. 19, 2020) released the special video where the cast members, including Kitamura Takumi who plays the protagonist Agetarou, "Chill out".
The original manga of "Tonkatsu DJ Agetaro" is the comedy that had been serialized on "Weekly Shonen Jump+" from Sept. 2014 until Mar. 2017 and gained wide popularity among the fans online.
The story is about Agetarou, who is the 3rd generation of the traditional Tonkatsu shop in Shibuya. He is striving to become a man who can make both "Yakiniku" and "the dance floor" hot, to make Sonoko, a girl whom he has fallen in love with a blink of an eye, fall in love with him.
The term "chill out" means "to relax", and the special video released this time recorded the casts "chilling out" during the break time of the filming.
Kitamura Takumi, who plays Agetarou, is quietly taking a nap with a neck pillow on his neck, and Kitamoto Maika, who plays the heroine Sonoko, was relaxing with her eyes closed.
Also, Itou Kentarou, who plays the rival of Agetarou called DJ Yashiki Kurouto, was chatting with staff while in a relax mode, and Iseya Yuusuke, who plays the teacher of Agetarou called DJ Oily, was taking a rest with his hands on the back of his head.
Finally, the "ultimate chill out scene" is where Kitamura had been drinking the tea together with Katou Ryou, Asaka Kouta, Kurihara Rui, Maehara Kou, who play the friends of Agetarou called "3rd. Gen Brothers.
Furthermore, to celebrate the release of the movie and "meat day" (29th), on "Jump Channel" on YouTube, the streaming of episode 1 of the anime "Tonkatsu DJ Agetaro" has started for free.
The episode 1 depicts Agetarou meeting the girl of destiny and determines to become "Tonkatsu DJ", and the episode itself depicts faithfully recreates the scene in the manga when he realizes the common characteristic between "tonkatsu" and "DJ".
The live-action movie "Tonkatsu DJ Agetaro" will be released on Jun. 19 2020 in theaters nationwide.
From the animation movie, "Nakitai Watashi wa Neko wo Kaburu" (release date: Jun. 5, 2020), several scenes that show the protagonist turned into a cat with a mysterious mask to approach the person she loves of the protagonist changing into a cat with a mysterious mask are revealed at once.
Also, the movie ticket which comes with the special gift of limited original clear folders, will be sold from Apr. 3.
"Nakitai Watashi wa Neko wo Kaburu" is the youth fantasy story of a girl in 2nd year in the middle school called Sasaki Miya, who often surprises the people around her with comments which don't read between the lines and also known as "Muge" (infinity mysterious person).
The reason why Muge doesn't give up although she has been ignored by her classmate whom she loves, called Hinode Kento, is because she has "a mysterious mask which turns her into a cat", which she has received from the master of a store during the summer festival.
Muge goes to Hinode's house everyday, turning herself into a cat.
The scenes revealed this time depict Muge turning into a cat with an acrobatic movement, Muge in the appearance of a cat while being hold by Hinode, and her spending time with her classmates on the roof space of the school, raising the expectations toward the anime.
When Muge visits Hinode, he names the cat "Tarou", treats her nicely, and starts to see her as an emotional support, although he usually treats her coldly, not knowing that the cat is Muge.
They approach so closely that both of their cheeks almost touch, and the scene makes the viewers " want to become the cat", regardless of the fact they are not Muge.
The animation movie ""Nakitai Watashi wa Neko wo Kaburu" will be released in the movie theaters nationwide from Jun. 5, 2020.
Also, the sale of movie tickets, which are priced at 1,500 JPY each (tax included), will begin from Apr. 3. A limited bonus gift featuring a A4-sized original clear folder will be given to the purchase of a movie ticket at the theaters.
(C) 2020 "Nakitai Watashi wa Neko wo Kaburu" Production Committee
The poster visual of the live-action movie "Rurouni Kenshin Final Chapter The Final / The Beginning" (will be released in Jul. 3, 2020 and Aug. 7, 2020) has been released. It has also been announced that Iseya Yusuke will act as Shinomori Aoshi, Tsuchiya Tao will act as Makimachi Misao, and ONE OK ROCK will be the theme song artist.
"Rurouni Kenshin Final Chapter The Final / The Beginning" is the latest film in the exceptionally "Rurouni Kenshin" series, which has a cumulative total of 12.5 billion JPY at the box office revenue and 9.8 million spectators.
This "Final Chapter'' is composed of two parts: "The Final", which depicts the ultimate climax with enishi based on the last episode in the original work "Jinchu arc", and "The Beginning" closing in on the <mystery of the cross wound> based on the "Trust & Betrayal arc", which depicts Kenshin's past. "The Beginning", which depicts the end of the Tokugawa period, is the end of the film series, but it is a story before the first work in chronological order.
The published poster visual is a piece that delivers the stories of all the characters are "complete", as indicated by the tagline "Every story is complete." Also, Miura Ryosuke, who will act as Sawagejou Chou, one of the "Ten Swords" under the strongest enemy, Shishio Makoto, has appeared too.
Furthermore, the additional cast members have been announced: Iseya Yusuke will continue his role of Shinomori Aoshi, the head of the "Kyoto Onmitsu Garden-keepers", from "Kyoto Inferno arc / The Legend Ends arc"; and Tsuchiya Tao will act as Makimachi Misao from "Kyoto Onmitsu Garden-keepers".
The movie “Rurouni Kenshin Final Chapter” “The Final” will start screening nationwide from Jul. 3, 2020, and “The Beginning” from Aug. 7th.
(C) Watsuki Nobuhiro / Shueisha (C) 2020 Movie "Rurouni Kenshin Final Chapter The Final / The Beginning" 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
The 2nd PV footage from upcoming TV Anime "Itai no wa Iya nano de Bogyoryoku ni Kyokufuri Shitai to Omoimasu." shows the protagonist Maple jumping into the VRMMO "NewWorldOnline". In addition, a key visual showing all the main characters has been revealed.
"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.