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.
Work of "Aim for the Ace!" director Dezaki Osamu, who has worked on many titles, including "Tomorrow’s Joe", "Ganba Bouken Tachi", "Space Cobra", have been released in "Aim for the Ace! COMPLETE DVD BOOK".
"Aim for the Ace!" has been produced in 1973 and still has many persistent fans. It is popular with many people as a work that represents sports anime that caused a tennis boom centering on boys and girls.
In this volume, which will be Vol.1, includes the episodes from the 1st in which Oka Hiromi, the protagonist who entered the tennis club without much thought, has the worst encounter with Munekata, who will later become her coach, until the 9th, where Hiromi is nominated as the representative player for the regional tournament by Munakata, and does her best to keep up with the white ball while receiving frosty attitudes from her teammates. Characters such as Ryuuzaki Reika, the wife of Ocho, student council president Todo, and rival school Midorikawa Ranko have appeared.
Moreover, the special issue booklet provides an explanation of each story and points to be checked. Characters are drawn from all perspectives, such as facial expressions, play collections, fashion checks, etc.
"Aim for the Ace! COMPLETE DVD BOOK" vol.1 is priced at 1,500 JPY (excluding tax). The product is available for sale from May 27, 2020 at bookstores, online bookstores, and some convenience stores in Japan.
(C) Yamamoto Sumika / Shueisha / TMS
From the light novel "KA Esuma Bunko" that is published by Kyoto Animation, the release date of "Sakura no Furu Machi", a title that won a special award from the "10th Kyoto Animation Award" has been decided for May 22, 2020. For the illustration of the book, FLY, who is well-known for designing the characters of the TV anime "Iroduku: The World in Colors" and illustrations of the light novel "Bottom-tier Character Tomozaki", will be in charge.
"Sakura no Furu Machi" is the newest title of "KA Esuma Bunko" that is presented by Ogawa Haruo (Story) and FLY (Illustration).
This title has won KA Esuma Bunko Special Award at the 10th "Kyoto Animation Award" well-known for titles such as: "Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions" (Honor Award), "Beyond the Boundary" (Honor Award), "High Speed!" (Honor Award), "Myriad Colors Phantom World" (Honor Award), and "Violet Evergarden" (Major Award).
The key to this story is, "Amazakura", a mysterious phenomenon of floral leaves falling down like a rain.
Tsubasa, who does not show the values by putting spaces with surrounding people, Hiyori, who cannot go progress being caught by past, and Ruka, who has moved into the school of Tsubasa and Hiyori for a certain purpose... This title depicts the faith of girls who carry "secret", surrounding the "Amazakura" that occurred suddenly.
"Sakura no Furu Machi" will be on sale from May 22. It is priced at 648 JPY (Tax Excl.).
(C) Ogawa Haruo / Kyoto Animation
Issue 9 of the magazine "Otomedia Stage & Musical" will be on sale on May 21, 2020. The cover is decorated with six swordsmen from the musical "Touken Ranbu - Shizuka no Umi no Paraiso", including Tsurumaru Kuninaga, Ookurikara, and more.
The opening page is about the musical "Touken Ranbu - Shizuka no Umi no Paraiso", which is scheduled to return in 2021 after some shows were unfortunately canceled. It features gravures and interviews with six of the main swordsmen; Tsurumaru Kuninaga (Okamiya Kurumu), Ookurikara (Makishima Hikaru), Urashima Kotetsu (Itokawa Youjirou), Hyuuga Masamune (Ishibashi Hiroki), Buzen Gou (Tachibana Yuuta), and Matsui Gou (Sasamori Hiroki).
In addition, Tateishi Toshiki, Sadamoto Fuuma, and Kizu Tsubasa have appeared in the special gravure & interview, which are based on the theme "my favorite things". Tateishi has also been added on the back cover.
Furthermore, it includes a special section featuring Suzuki Hiroki, who has been on the cutting edge since his debut, and Okura Tadayoshi, who appears in the movie "The Cornered Mouse Dreams of Cheese".
"Otomedia Stage & Musical" Vol.9 will be released on May 21, 2020. It is priced at 1,550 yen (excluding tax). The extra volume includes a glittering sheet autographed by six main cast members of the musical "Touken Ranbu - Shizuka no Umi no Paraiso".
The mook "Star Twinkle PreCure Official Complete Book", which takes a look back at the performance of "Star Twinkle PreCure" for one year, will be released on May 21.
"Star Twinkle PreCure" is the 16th work in the "PreCure" series. It had been broadcast from Feb. 2019 to Jan. 2020.
It is a story about Hoshina Hikaru, a middle school student who meets an alien named Lala and the fairy Fuwa, and turns into the legendary PreCure to fight with Notraders, who plan to take over the universe.
The book takes a look back on "Star Twinkle PreCure" featuring a character guide filled with the illustrations of all characters starting from Hikaru, a story guide that covers all 49 episodes, and an interview with the staff cast.
In addition, some bookstores such as TSUTAYA and Animate will also add limited purchase bonus gifts such as clear files and postcards.
The cover page is drawn by Takahashi Akira, who was in charge of the character design for "Star Twinkle PreCure".
"Star Twinkle PreCure Official Complete Book" will be on sale from May 21, 2020. The price is 1,300 yen (tax excluded).
The trailer video of BDs & DVDs from "Hypnosis Mic -Division Rap Battle- 5th LIVE @AbemaTV << SIX SHOTS UNTIL THE DOME >>" to be released on Aug. 19, 2020, has been released.
This work is a recorded special program that was held at TV & Video Entertainment ABEMA in March of this year and was watched by over 3 million viewers.
The released trailer video is composed of the singing scenes mainly from "Hypnosis Mic -Division Battle Anthem- +'' by 18 singers from all 6 Divisions such as Ikebukuro Division, including Kimura Noboru, who performed the first song in the program as Yamada Ichiro.
Blu-rays and DVDs will include gorgeous bonus videos besides all 27 songs that were performed on the day.
On Sep. 2, the first official book "Hypnosis Mic -Division Rap Battle- Official Guide Book" will also be released. Pre-orders will be available from Jun. 2, so check it out.
"Hypnosis Mic -Division Rap Battle- 5th LIVE @ AbemaTV << SIX SHOTS UNTIL THE DOME >>" BD is 8,000 JPY (tax excluded), and DVD is 7,000 JPY (tax excluded). They will be released on Aug.19.
■ Hypnosis Mic -Division Rap Battle- 5th LIVE @ AbemaTV << SIX SHOTS UNTIL THE DOME >> Blu-ray & DVD
Approximately 600 songs from the entire " Macross" series, including the 2018 released movie "Macross Delta the Movie: Passionate Walkure", have broadcast on Amazon Music Unlimited.
Starting from the nostalgic songs that went throught the series, "Do You Remember Love?" by the heroine of "Macross", Lynn Minmay,, continue with "Totsugeki Love Heart" by FIRE BOMBER from "Macross 7", "Lion" from "Macross F", "Ikenai Borderline" from "Macross Delta", and others, playlist covering the entire Macross series "Macross Series Anime Songs" has been broadcast on Amazon Music Unlimited.
Moreover, the playlist "Best of Walkurie", which is composed only of the songs of the tactical music unit Walkurie that appears in the latest TV series "Macross Delta", is also being distributed.
To commemorate the song distribution, comment from Walkure member Suzuki Minori has arrived.
"Macross Series Anime Songs" will be available on Amazon Music Unlimited from May 27, 2020.
<Full comment is below>
I think everyone has heard songs from the Macross series at least once. I hope that many people will come to know more about "Macross"! Please find your favorite song, diva (princess?) By all means!
Anime music video of "#Suppinpin de Go", a song by voice actress Uchida Maaya, has been released as the latest web video for its beauty oil brand "Squalane" on May 25, 2020. In addition, a precious interview with Uchida, where she talks about her impressions of the music video and her private life, has also arrived.
In the video, Uchida has appeared in two roles: as an actress by playing the role of the main character OL (female office worker), and as a voice actress by voicing Squalane's mascot character "Hitoshizu-kun".
Also, in the newly released "HABA Hitoshizu-kun 2020 'MV #Suppinpin de Go'", she sings as a vocalist of the "Suppinpin Band", performing a bright and refreshing song to support hardworking women.
In the music video, an anime character inspired by Uchida also appears and co-stars with "Hitoshizu-kun". Along with him, she solves everyday stressful issues that many women can sympathize with.
Besides Uchida's singing voice, fans will be able to enjoy a retro and lovely world that is reminiscent of 1990's shoujo anime (anime for female teenagers).
The anime MV "HABA Hitoshizu-kun 2020 'MV #Suppinpin de Go'" featuring the song "#Suppinpin de Go" by Uchida, is now available for watching on the YouTube channel "HABA Laboratories".
<The following is an extract of the interview>
---You are the singing voice in this music video. Please tell us about the points you were particular about and what you struggled with.
When I sang it, I was told to do it "in a fresh way", so I struggled to find a way to express that freshness. I also tried to add a lot of different chants, including that of Hitoshizu-kun. I think it's a funny song, so I hope that freshness has also been expressed in the right way.
---If you could be part of the anime world, what kind of character would you like to be?
I think it would be great to be able to do a lot of things, like using magic, flying, and so on. I want to be a magical girl, after all (laughs).
---If you could work in another profession for one day, what would you like to be?
I wonder what it could be... Maybe I'd like to try being a taxi driver! I actually like to drive, so I'd like to work as a taxi or bus driver.
---Do you drive by yourself on your days off?
Yes, I do. I like to drive by myself quite a bit. I wonder what it would be like as a real job.
---If you were a driver, what would you like to drive? Bus, taxi, truck, etc.
Maybe the bus. I'd like to try it because it's not a size I'm used to driving with. A bus guide would be great as well (laughs).
---In the music video, the character inspired by Uchida-san is saved by Hitoshizu-kun. Has anyone saved you recently in real life?
Mmmh... well, actually yes. Lately, I've been saved many times by my stylist. I like make-up and cosmetics, but fashion is kind hard for me. In situations either when I'm like, "I don't know what to do", or when the western-style clothes I'm wearing are a perfect match, my colleagues are always there to help me. They're so reliable.
---What is it that heals you as Hitoshizu-kun does to your character?
The picture of a pet, I think. There is actually a big white cat at my parents' house. It is a longhaired cat... from the chinchilla species. Every time I see its picture, I feel healed. It's so cute, and also its brazenness makes me soothed.
---Please tell us about the secret to preserving beautiful skin.
I love things related to makeup and beauty cosmetics, so I'm pretty particular about them. By depending on the condition of my skin at a specific period of time, I enjoy for example using a type of cream in the winter, or a fresh beauty lotion in the summer. When it comes to moisturizing the skin, I usually carry a spray-type mist.
---Are there any other things you care of for your beauty, other than skin-care products?
I'm pretty careful about my pajamas when I go to bed and using good bedclothes. I also try to relax by burning aromatic oil when I go to bed, and I try to use a variety of things that are gentle on my skin. I also use sheet masks to warm my face, and masks with moisturizing ingredients. Sometimes I go to bed with it left on before a shooting day.
Songs from Broccoli's titles, including "Di Gi Charat", "Galaxy Angel", "Ludere Deorum", and more will be distributed on the music streaming service "AWA".
Broccoli Co., Ltd. is a company that has been leading the subculture industry in various fields such as games, anime, and characters' products. It produced many hit works, including "Di Gi Charat", "Galaxy Angel", "Ludere Deorum", and "Uta no Prince-sama".
Broccoli's songs are distributed on two separate dates, May 15 and May 29.
The first release includes 244 songs in total, including "Welcome!", the first original song of "Di Gi Charat" which is very popular in the Gamers' commercials, "Angelic Symphony", which is the theme song of "Galaxy Angel Eternal Lovers", and "Meikyuu no Regret", which is the theme song of the trading card game "Aquarian Age".
The second release on May 29 will include Takahashi Youko's album "L'ange de métamorphose", and Tomita Maho's album "M".
To commemorate thise distribution, AWA's official anime account "AWA Anime" has released the playlist "Bokutachi Watashitachi no Otakatsu ni ha Itsumo Broccoli ga Atta" ("Broccoli was always there for us geeks"). Why don't fans enjoy it as well?
■"Bokutachi Watashitachi no Otakatsu ni ha Itsumo Broccoli ga Atta"
01. Welcome! / Di Gi Charat (Sanada Asami)
02. PARTY☆NIGHT / D.U.P. (Sanada Asami, Sawashiro Miyuki, Hikami Kyouko)
03. Let's Change the World! / D.U.P. (Sanada Asami, Sawashiro Miyuki, Hikami Kyouko) & P・K・O (Toriumi Kousuke, Suzuki Chihiro, Saeki Tomo)
04. Knighthood ~Sekai de Ichiban no Yume wo~ / P・K・O (Toriumi Kousuke, Suzuki Chihiro, Saeki Tomo)
05. Boogie Woogie☆Troublemaker / Milfeulle Sakuraba (Shintani Ryouko)
06. Eternal Love 2003 / Iijima Mari
07. Pyoko LOVE Chuuihou / Pyocola Analogue III (Hayashibara Megumi)
08. b-b-LOVE! / Moon Angel Corps (Shintani Ryouko, Tamura Yukari, Sawashiro Miyuki, Yamaguchi Mayumi, Kanai Mika, Gotou Saori)
09. Angelic Symphony / Satou Hiromi
10. Messiah (full version) / Tomita Maho
11. Waiting! / Di Gi Charat (Akesaka Satomi)
12. Mirai Senpuu☆Sensation! / D.U.P. (Akesaka Satomi, Minakami Nao, Yazawa Rieka)
13. Get Peace & Love / Hiromi Sudou
14. Black Robinia / Kouzuki Rei (Suzuki Tatsuhisa) & Kisaragi Akira (Tachibana Shinnosuke)
15. Believe all things / Kouzuki Rei (Suzuki Tatsuhisa)
16. Surveillance / lasah
17. Fragaria / lasah
18. Let's connect! / Osumi Akira (Satou Gen), Ayachi Kanade (Otsuka Takeo), Tokita Haruto (Otani Yuuki), Hashiba Masaki (Yashiro Taku), Izumo Kousaku (Murase Ayumu)
19. Yume no Tsubasa / Sagawa Nachi (Okamoto Nobuhiko) & Minao Hiroomi (Okitsu Kazuyuki)
20. Hikari no Naka / Aporon (CV. Irino Miyu)
21. Hitohira / Tsukito (CV. Uemura Yuuto)
22. HOLIC / Balder Hringhorni (CV. Kamiya Hiroshi)
23. "Sekirara" / Melissa (CV. Seki Tomokazu)
24. Voices - Himitsu No Aikotoba - / Anubis Ma'at (CV. Kaji Yuuki) & Thoth Caduceus (CV. Morikawa Toshiyuki)
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
"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.
6 casts in total were announced for the TV anime 『Keeps your hands off Eizouken!』. The voice acting cast is as follows: Itou Sairi as Asakusa Midori, Tamura Mutsumi as Kanamori Sayaka and Matsuoka Misato as Mizusaki Tsubame. Hanamori yumiri as Doumeki, Komatsu Mikako as Sakaki Sowande and Inoue Kazuhiko as Fujimoto-sensei.