There might’ve been times when you’ve come across difficult musical symbol marks in animation, such as the “:||” in “Shin Evangelion the Movie:||” (also known as Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 in English), and the “X”, “mp” or “Mf” symbol marks for characters in “Idolish7”. For that purpose, a “Searching for meaning by looking up these unusual ‘shapes’, a dictionary of musical symbols, junior edition” will be released on Apr. 19, 2020. The dictionary will allow you to search for these musical symbols by shape, even if you don’t know how to pronounce them.
This book, “Searching for meaning by looking up these unusual ‘shapes’, a dictionary of musical symbols, junior edition” is a full-color dictionary that will allow you to look up unknown musical symbols and terms by shape. The book is split up into the following categories: “Notes / Rests”, “Clef”, “Time Signatures”, “Modulation Symbols”, “Dynamic Marks”, “Tempo Markings”, “Repeat Symbols”, “Articulation Symbols”, “Stylistic Markings”, and “Others”. Since similar items are sorted close to each other, you can learn related symbols and terms on the adjacent pages.
It’s the perfect book if you want to figure out the meanings of musical symbols like those used in “Shin Evangelion the Movie :||”, “Idolish7”, “Saekano: How to Raise a Boring Girlfriend b” and “Ojamajo Doremi #”.
“Searching for meaning by looking up these unusual “shapes”, a dictionary of musical symbols, junior edition” will be sold for 1,900JPY (tax excluded). It will go on sale nationwide from Apr. 19, at Yamaha instrument specialty stores, bookstores, and online shops.
A figure of the New Eva Unit-02 Alpha made by NXEDGESTYLE was announced during the second special newsflash for "Evangelion: 3.0+1.0". Pre-orders are currently being accepted through general retails and others.
The product perfectly expresses New Unit-02 Alpha's impressive design and the large volume of armaments it possesses from the movie. The overwhelming size of the backpack and the impressive three-barreled Gatling gun are faithfully reproduced in the new model. Furthermore, the New Unit-02 Alpha figure can hold the three-barreled with both hands, just like in the movie.
In addition, the chin can be opened and closed to convey a wide variety of expressions, and the backpack is also removable.
The price of "NXEDGESTYLE [EVA UNIT] Evangelion New Unit-02 Alpha" is set to be 5,500JPY (tax included). Pre-orders are currently being accepted, and it will be released in Sept. 2020.
"Evangelion: 3.0+1.0", the long-awaited conclusion to the "Rebuild of Evangelion" series, will be released on Jun. 27, 2020. Megumi Ogata, the voice actress who plays the role of Shinji Ikari, revealed the following recording progress on her personal twitter: "All main content has been recorded!... That said.."
"Neon Genesis Evangelion" was first broadcast on television in 1995. Through the lens of Shinji and the other junior high school students who were selected to become Eva Pilots, the show managed to portray some universally recognizable themes, like: "What is human nature? And what do people live for?", and soon gave rise to a social phenomenon.
The series remake started in 2007, and three movies have been released since: "Evangelion: 1.0 You Are (Not) Alone.", "Evangelion: 2.0 You Can (Not) Advance.", and "Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo.". Now, on Jun. 27, 2020, Director Hideki Anno will be breaking the seal on the final movie in the "Rebuild of Evangelion" series.
On Feb. 25, 2020, Megumi Ogata, who voices Shinji Ikari, posted the following regarding the movie's recording in her personal twitter.
"We have finished recording 'Evangelion: 3.0+1.0's main parts!
... That said, it's not like it's all wrapped up. Retakes and various other things will still need to be done, and on top of that, there are still some personal challenges left to face. Well, of course, that's all part of it too #Eva."
Finally, she added a comment that raised the expectations even higher:
"I will devote myself fully to the project until the very last moment, so please wait a little longer."
Well then, in the spirit of her words, let us excitedly follow every development unfold until the last moment before the release.
"Evangelion: 3.0+1.0" will be released on Jun. 27, 2020.
The ‘Complete Works Complete Records’ series by khara Inc. will be publishing a new edition featured in ‘Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo’. The new edition is titled ‘Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo Complete Record Visual Story Version’, and it will be released in late June 2021.
The ‘Complete Records Complete Works’ series is a grand collection of material regarding the production of the film. As can be seen in the title, it consists of as many materials as possible from the film. ‘Visual Story Version’ includes lines and scene visuals from all the scenes in story order, and ‘Setting Material Version’ contains materials that help readers understand the story in-depth, such as a synopsis depicting details of the weapons and backgrounds, image boards, artboards, and broad Computer Graphic materials.
‘Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo Complete Record Visual Story Version’ is the 4th softcover edition from the ‘Complete Records Complete Works’ series, following the 1st volume ‘Evangelion: 1.0 You Are (Not) Alone' and the 2nd ‘Evangelion: 2.0 You Can (Not) Advance’.
The new edition consists of the ‘Q:3.333’ version, in which all the scenes are retaken in 2021 with 2K resolution. All the scenes and the lines from the retaken version are condensed in the book, and results in a book that reflects the staff’s intention more in detail.
khara Inc. also adopted high-saturation printing by Dai Nippon Printing, which allows the book to have a closer color gamut to RGB rather than CMYK. The cover uses an illustration by Takeshi Honda, the director of ‘Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo’, and the book comes with a B4 size pin-up of the same illustration.
‘Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo Complete Record Visual Story Version’ will be released in late June for 3,500 Japanese Yen (tax excluded). ‘Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo Complete Record Setting Material Version’ is also in production.
The monthly TV information magazine "Monthly TV Guide June 2021", in which voice actor Hatanaka Tasuku appears as a gravure, will be released on April 24. A total of six types of raw photos as a purchaser's privilege have now been revealed.
Hatanaka-san will be releasing his new single "TWISTED HEARTS" on April 28. For the voice actor gravure in the June issue of "Monthly TV Guide", Hatanaka-sn is featured in a cute gravure with angel wings on his back and playing with a stuffed bear, and in a sexy gravure with bare skin and a jacket, revealing his "male" charm. I'm sure you'll enjoy it.
Hatanaka-san was amazed by the props prepared by the editorial department, and moved comically when carrying the angel wings, and did muscle training just before the jacket shoot to pump up his body. Without any hesitation, he showed his pride as an expressive person.
Even at the end, he said, "I don't know! I'm wondering how it's going to turn out when it's finished (laughs)," but it seems that the gravure will be released as an attractive two-sided gravure that doesn't have the foggiest clue about that.
The “Monthly TV Guide June 2021 Issue”, in which Hatanaka Tasuku appears in the voice actor gravure, will go on sale on April 24 at a special price of 440 JPY.
If you purchase it through animate mail order, it will come with a special raw photo with different designs for the Kanto, Kansai, Aichi, Mie, Gifu, Fukuoka, Saga, Oita, Hokkaido, and Shizuoka editions.
This shoot was full of firsts. It was the first time for me to have feathers growing out of my back, and it was also the first time for me to wear a "jacket naked". I had no idea what was going on. That's why it was so interesting (laughs). I'm anxious to see how it turns out. Even if you show me photos of senior voice actors taken in the past in the back issues, they are a little too different from the photos taken this time, so I still don't know. ...... I hope it was okay. I'm very nervous. Please make it good! Please make it good!
A book titled " Earth Science in Special Effects" has been published that examines the special effects of "Godzilla" and "Ultraman" with "real chemistry." Higuchi Shinji, director of "Shin Godzilla" and "Shin Ultraman," and others commented.
The book, " Earth Science in Special Effects," is a science entertainment book by paleontologist Shibahara Akihiko, a fan of special effects, that examines special effects works such as kaiju and superheroes from the perspective of "earth science."
In order for readers to genuinely enjoy special effects and earth science, the book has two rules: "1. Think of everything on the screen of a special effects film as ‘fact’", and "2. Take into consideration the technical background and social conditions of the period when the special effects films were made," and committedly examines; "Did Ultraman's eyes evolve from a paleontological perspective?", "Is it because the ancient continents of the earth moved that evil secret societies only target Japan!?", and "What is the geological significance of the rocky terrain where they often fight?”
＜Full text of comment as follows〉
Higuchi Shinji (Film director, etc.)
Wow, this is amazing!
It so reminds me of the fun after-school time when I was in high school with my friend who could study really well and my friend in the pop music club who were really popular, and we had so much fun talking about freakin’ useless (that's a compliment) and stupid things (that's a compliment), and I’m so jealous ‘cause the level of my friends was amazingly high!
I love what I love ‘cause I can do things like this! (and Tochigi, too!).
Let me join it!
Taguchi Kiyotaka (Film director)
This is the ultimate way to enjoy special effects films! This is what science is for, isn’t it?
Saito Mai (Actor)
Oh! Professor, please don't run to the parallel universe theory when you get into a jam!
The 2nd issue of the book that features "railroad scenes" from anime, "Anime to Tetsudou" (Anime and Railroads) has been announced.
"Kanzen Hozon-ban Anime to Tetsudou 2" (Complete Collector's Edition Anime and Railroads) introduces the beautiful scenes by director Shinkai Makoto from "Weathering with You" and "Chizu ni Nokoru Shigoto" (a commercial for Taisei Corporation titled "Work Recorded on a Map") and features an interview with director Nagai Tatsuyuki of "Her Blue Sky" and director Hosoda Mamoru of "Mirai".
The book also includes content such as,
"Tetsudou wo Utsukushiku Egaita Anime" (Anime that Beautifully Depicted Railroads) which introduces anime with impressing railroad scenes like "Laid-Back Camp", "Rascal Does Not Dream of a Dreaming Girl", and "Kemurikusa" on facing pages,
and "Kyoto Animation no Utsukushii Tetsudou Scene" (Kyoto Animation's Beautiful Railroad Scenes) which features railroad scenes by Kyoto Animation, an anime studio with an established reputation for their beautiful illustrations.
"Tetsudou × Seichi Junrei" and "Rapping Train Daishuugou" are contents for both anime and railroad fans, making this book true to its name of complete collector's edition.
"Kanzen Hozon-ban Anime to Tetsudou 2" is priced at 1,980 JPY (tax included) , and will beis in stores from April 17, 2021.
'"Puella Magi Madoka Magica" Anniversary Stage', commemorating the 10th anniversary of the TV anime "Puella Magi Madoka Magica", was held online on April 25, 2021. ClariS, who sings the theme song, gave a live-streaming performance, which was the first time for them to make an appearance at an event.
Although ClariS was active with an illustration as their main visual since their debut in 2020, they made an appearance on media for the first time when they marked the 10th anniversary on October 20, 2020, which became a big topic.
On '"Puella Magi Madoka Magica" Anniversary Stage', they graced "Puella Magi Madoka Magica"'s 10th anniversary by performing 'Connect', the TV series theme song, and 'Luminous' and 'Colorful', the film's theme songs.
（C）Magica Quartet / Aniplex, Madoka Partners, MBS
（C）Magica Quartet / Aniplex, Madoka Movie Project
（C）Magica Quartet / Aniplex, Madoka Movie Project Rebellion
It has been announced that the TV anime "Seirei Gensouki" will be broadcast on TV Tokyo and BS Fuji from July 2021. At the same time, the first key visual and PV were released, and it was also revealed that the OP theme will be sung by Kouno Marika and the ED theme by Onishi Aguri.
Based on the light novel by Kitayama Yuri published by "HJ Bunko", "Seirei Gensouki" is a fantasy story of reincarnation in another world where a boy with memories of his previous life and present life confronts his destiny.
One day, Rio, an orphan boy living in the slums, regains his memories of his previous life as a university student in Japan, and an incident leads him to enter a prestigious academy where the children of noble families gather. As he climbs up from the bottom of the class society, he meets and parts with many people and shatters his harsh fate.
The first key visual released this time depicts Latifa, a fuchsbau (half fox half person) girl, running with a smile on her face, and Rio, who gently watches over her.
The first PV, which was unveiled at the same time, shows many characters surrounding Rio and captures the heroines in full glory.
The OP theme is "New story" by Kouno Marika and the ED theme is "Elder flower" by Onishi Aguri, and a part of the sound source of the OP theme "New story" was used in the first PV.
We have also received comments from Takano-san and Oonishi-san, so please check them out as well.
The TV anime "Seirei Gensouki" will start airing on TV Tokyo and BS Fuji in July 2021.
As this was my first opening theme song, I put a lot of energy into singing it while learning about the work. It's a song that brings a refreshing breeze to the profound story.
I hope to make the anime as exciting as this song, so please look forward to it!
My name is Onishi Aguri, and I will be performing the ending theme song for the TV anime "Seirei Gensouki”.
I was very surprised when I first heard about this honorable opportunity as a solo artist, but I'm more than happy to have it.
The song has a cool worldview that is perfect for the work, and I was able to push myself to express myself in a new way, which was very stimulating.
The lyrics that are considerate of the characters and audiences are also very appealing, and I hope you will enjoy the song along with the work.
I'm also looking forward to the broadcast of the TV anime, so please look forward to it as well!
(C) Kitayama Yuri, Hobby Japan / "Seirei Gensouki" Production Committee
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
To commemorate the premiere of "BanG Dream! Episode of Roselia I : Promise" on April 23, 2021, and "BanG Dream! Episode of Roselia II : Song I am." on June 25, a special mook featuring "Roselia" will be released.
The mook follows the story of the 1st half that depicts the promise from forming the band to joining "FUTURE WORLD FES.", and approaches the challenging story that Roselia depicts and the 5 members' charms.
Cool, beauty and charming original photos, personal interviews to bring out the members' true feelings, and creators' interviews for the spirited staff engaged in the production will be featured with full-colored 112 pages.
'Ani-PASS Special Edition Episode of Roselia Reference Book' will be released on April 21,2021, at 1,980 JPY (including tax). The supplement will be Roselia's double-sided pinup.
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.