The re-screening of the TV Anime “If My Favorite Pop Idol Made It to the Budokan, I Would Die”, which was broadcast from Jan. to Mar. 2020, is decided. All 12 episodes will be aired from 7:00 PM until 12:00 AM on Apr. 25 at Nico Nico Live Broadcast.
“If My Favorite Pop Idol Made It to the Budokan, I Would Die” is originally a manga by Hirao Auri and is serialized in Tokuma Shoten's “COMIC Ryuu web”.
The protagonist Eripiyo is a passionate female otaku who devoted her life to Maina, a member of Okayama Prefecture underground minor idol group “ChamJam”. She was called as a “legend” due to her contributing all her salaries, thinking about her favorite idol for 24 hours, and shouting the name of her favorite idol until she lost her voice, and was acknowledged as a superior by others.
In this work, Eripiyo declared that “When Maina made it on the Budokan's stage… thenI don't mind if I die.” and depicts the activities of the idol otaku.
The re-screening of all 12 episodes of “If My Favorite Pop Idol Made It to the Budokan, I Would Die” will be aired from 7:00 PM until 12:00 AM on Apr. 25 at Nico Nico Live Broadcast.
（C）Hirao Auri・Tokuma Shoten／OshiBudo Production Committee
A variety of titles are lined up for the anime of winter 2020, and you can't look over the unique characters that belong to them.
Various characters have been gathered this time, from the protagonists who represents the work itself to the supporting characters that sometimes gives off a presence even more than the main character. There must be many of you who fell in love at first sight with your favorite character.
Here at Anime!Anime! we conducted a reader survey asking “Which Winter 2020 anime character did you fall in love at first sight with?”, targeting the anime titles that started its broadcast in the period between Jan. and Feb. 2020.
During the survey period from Feb. 13 to Feb. 20, a total of 131 responses were received. There were more female respondents with the gender ratio being 35% male and 65% female. The age group was about 50% for those under the age of 19, and about 30% for those in their 20s, mainly focusing on youngsters.
Here are the results of the female characters’ edition.
■ Iwanaga Kotoko from “In/Spectre” is at the top! A great close contest has been shown, more than the male characters’ edition.
The 1st place goes to Iwanaga Kotoko from “In/Spectre” with 6% of the votes.
Iwanaga Kotoko, the protagonist of “In/Spectre”, is a young lady who made a contract with the yokai to become their “God of Wisdom”, a fact that will bring her to start solving various problems. There were many comments from the readers, such as “I like her simple-minded personality and her uniqueness. Her love towards Sakuragawa Kurou is also cute”, and “I like her gestures ,behavior, and also her personality. The character design is wonderful. With Kitou Akari as her voice, she is perfection itself”. The beret, considered as her trademark, was praised as well, “It suits her so well!”.
The 2nd place goes to Yashiro Nene from “Toilet-bound Hanako-kun” with 5% of the votes.
Yashiro Nene is a first-year high school student who summoned Hanako-kun from the school's seventh mystery in order to get her crush to like her back. There were comments received in particular from girls, “I fell in love with him at first sight for her fragile beauty!”.
In addition, as the top-ranked Iwanaga Kotoko, she is voiced by the same actress Kitou Akari. The characters with the same voice actor got a one-two finish.
The 3rd place goes to Hanadera Nodoka from “Healin' Good PreCure”.
Nodoka, a second-year middle school student, is a gentle girl that was hospitalized when she was a child as being prone to sicknesses. She is not very good when it comes to physical training, but she has a cheerful and positive personality.
Some comments were received such as, “She is the PreCure I was longing for since the beginning of Reiwa era”, and “I love her heroic figure”. Many fans praised her alter ego Cure Grace as the heroine who puts great efforts to saving the world when necessary.
■ Let’s introduce other comments!!
Eripiyo from “If My Favorite Pop Idol Made It to the Budokan, I Would Die”, “I instantly feel her great energy she puts as a fan of her idols”, and “She is the perfect otaku! Her passion as an idol otaku fan is very strong...”.
Kanamori Sayaka from “Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken!”, “I like her sarcasm. I also admired her way of being helpful towards Asakusa and Mizusaki”.
Manaka Ao from “Asteroid in Love”, “She is very cute and straightforward”, and “She is cute when she gets timid, and I like her passion for astronomy”.
Fujito Chiyuki from “Smile Down the Runway” received a comment saying, “Despite being short, she aims to become a Paris Collection Model showing a great willingness without never giving up her dream”.
In the female characters’ edition, characters who work straightforward towards their crush or their favorite things stood out.
■ Overall ranking
“Which Winter 2020 anime character did you fall in love at first sight with?”
1. Iwanaga Kotoko “In/Spectre”
2. Yashiro Nene “Toilet-bound Hanako-kun”
3.Hanadera Nodoka / Cure Grace “Healin' Good PreCure”
4. Ichii Maina “If My Favorite Pop Idol Made It to the Budokan, I Would Die”
4. Eripiyo “If My Favorite Pop Idol Made It to the Budokan, I Would Die”
4. Somali “Somali and the Forest Spirit”
4. Tamaki Iroha “Magia Record: Puella Magi Madoka Magica Side Story”
4. Maple “BOFURI: I Don't Want to Get Hurt, so I'll Max Out My Defense.”
9. Oni “Hentatsu”
9. Hanasaki Momo “Uchi Tama!? ~Uchi no Tama Shirimasen ka?~”
9. Himuro Ayame “Science Fell in Love, So I Tried to Prove It”
9. Fujito Chiyuki “Smile Down the Runway”
9. Howan “SHOW BY ROCK!!”
9. Manaka Ao “Asteroid in Love”
9. Yachi Hitoka “Haikyuu!! TO THE TOP”
16. Takigawa Miu “22/7”
16. Matsuyama Sorane “If My Favorite Pop Idol Made It to the Budokan, I Would Die”
(Survey period: Feb. 13 to Feb. 12, 2020)
One month has already passed since the start of the winter 2020’s anime.
TV anime does not comprise of just the main story, but also the theme song which expresses the world inside in only 1 minute and 30 seconds is a great attraction. A variety of songs have been collected from the anime of winter 2020. Among them, which are the theme songs that resonated the most with the fans?
Here at Anime!Anime! we conducted a reader survey asking "Among the anime theme songs of winter 2020, which one do you like?" During the survey period between Feb. 2 to Feb. 9, a total of 156 responses were received.
The gender ratio was almost the same with 48% for male and 52% for female. The age group was about 50% for those under the age of 19, and about 30% for those in their 20s, mainly focusing on youngsters.
Now we will announce the results related to the ED theme.
■ "Haikyuu!!" is on top again as in the OP theme category. Works that have different theme songs in each episode were also ranked in.
The 1st place goes to "Haikyuu!! TO THE TOP". The approval rating was about 20%, taking both tops together with the previous survey related to the OP theme.
The ED theme is "Kessen Spirit" by CHiCO with HoneyWorks. There were various comments from the readers, such as "An encouraging song that gives me great support. It’s so positive that makes me feel like, even if you're backed up against the wall and lose the game, you shouldn’t feel ashamed of it, because it will actually make you stronger!".
Some fans commented about the new feeling and style brought by the song, "HoneyWorks was an unexpected feeling in “Haikyuu!!, but I think it suits perfectly to the anime", and "I was looking forward to the first song by a female artist in " Haikyu !!". It was impressive more than I imagined."
The 2nd place is a tie between “Isekai Quartet 2” and “Uchi Tama!? ~Uchi no Tama Shirimasen ka?~” with the same percentage equal to 7%.
The ED theme of “Isekai Quartet 2” is titled “Ponkotsu! Isekai Theater” sung by the female cast which includes Shalltear (CV: Uesaka Sumire), Megumin (CV: Takahashi Rie), Rem (CV: Minase Inori), and Visja (CV: Hayami Saori). In the first season, the protagonist and the heroine worked on the theme song, while in season 2 the sub heroines were in charge of it. Popular characters were specially gathered, and it seems that many fans have fallen in love with it.
In the same way, the cast in “Uchi Tama!? ~Uchi no Tama Shirimasen ka?~” was also in charge of the ED theme. Since each episode adopts a different ED theme, many fans expressed their comments about it saying, "I'm always looking forward to seeing who will sing in the next episode. The voice actors are good at singing and expressing their characters’ traits in each song”, and "you can enjoy the lingering feeling of the anime left by the song".
Regarding only the male voting; 1st place is “Isekai Quartet 2”, 2nd place is “Asteroid in Love”, and 3rd place is “In/Spectre”, while the female voting includes "Haikyuu!! TO THE TOP" on the top, “Uchi Tama!? ~Uchi no Tama Shirimasen ka?~” on 2nd place, while “Toilet-bound Hanako-kun” and “Oda Cinnamon Nobunaga” were tied on the 3rd place.
“Yozora” by Suzuki Minori in "Asteroid in Love", "Compared to the OP theme, it is slightly calmer and makes me feel healed."
“LAST DANCE” by Miyano Mamoru in “In/Spectre”, "Starting from the paisley pattern of Kotoko-chan's underwear that came out in the original work, as well as the scene of Kurou-kun placing his hand under Kotoko’s chin in a romantic way, and the back of Kotoko-chan were shown!!".
"Tiny Light" by Kitou Akari in “Toilet-bound Hanako-kun”, “It is a song that makes you feel compassionate in a sad way towards Nene and Hanako-kun”. The touch of the images is also unique".
Regarding “Inusei ha Ichido kiri” by Cinnamon, Boo, and Lucky in “Oda Cinnamon Nobunaga”, the song became very popular with the voice actors being in charge of it; "it is comical and makes you feel fun."
(Survey period: Feb. 2 to Feb. 9, 2020)
* The questionnaire is part of an attitude survey related to the interest of the readers towards the current anime works and characters. Regarding the results, there is no intention to determine any kind of relative merit of any character or production. We hope that this article will be an opportunity for you to get to know new works and characters, and also deepen your understanding and interest in them.
■Top Ranking 20
"Among the anime theme songs of winter 2020, which one do you like? ED Ver."
1. "Haikyuu!! TO THE TOP"
2. “Isekai Quartet 2”
2. “Uchi Tama!? ~Uchi no Tama Shirimasen ka?~”
4. "Toilet-bound Hanako-kun"
5. "If My Favorite Pop Idol Made It to the Budokan, I Would Die"
7. "Asteroid in Love"
7. "Somali and the Forest Spirit"
9. "Oda Cinnamon Nobunaga"
9. "Show By Rock!! Mashumairesh!!"
9. "BanG Dream! 3rd Season"
9. "Magia Record: Puella Magi Madoka Magica Side Story"
9. "Yo-kai Watch Jam - Yo-kai Academy Y: Close Encounters of the
14. "Interspecies Reviewers"
14. "Heya Camp"
14. "Science Fell in Love, So I Tried to Prove It"
17. "A Certain Scientific Railgun"
18. "BOFURI: I Don't Want to Get Hurt, so I'll Max Out My Defense."
18. "Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken!"
18. "A3! SEASON SPRING ＆ SUMMER"
18. "Smile Down the Runway"
(Survey period: Feb. 2 to Feb. 9, 2020)
To commemorate the 5th anniversary of the TV anime "Rolling☆Girls" broadcast, the streaming of all episodes has been decided. The streaming will start from May. 31 at 7:00 pm at Nico Nico Live Stream.
The anime that will be released this time is the original animation by WIT STUDIO ,which was broadcast from Jan. 2015 called "Rolling☆Girls".
A girl who has been protected by others makes up her mind and goes on a journey to protect the peace. What awaits her on the journey is unknown: whether it is a wizard, a monster ,or a large robot. She visits many places with uniqueness and strengthens friendship with others, but it is also unknown if their hard work will accomplished as well.
This is the new-sensational youth road movie where 4 girls work hard with their fate of being normal.
(C) 2015 The Rollinggirls Girls Production Committee
The first free streaming of the anime series "My Bride is a Mermaid" produced by Gonzo will be broadcast on Nico Nico for two days, May 25 and Jun. 5. Broadcast of Gonzo's anime works is every 5th of the month, which is a "Gonzo Day".
Anime series "My Bride is a Mermaid" is originally a manga by Kimura Tahiko, which is serialized in the monthly magazine "Gangan Wing". TV anime series has been broadcast from Apr. to Sep. 2007.
This work is a slapstick gag love comedy focused on the ordinary junior high school student Michishio Nagasumi and the mermaid girl Seto Sun, including many various characters such as humans and mermaids.
All episodes of the "My Bride is a Mermaid" will be broadcast for the two days of May 25 and Jun. 5, 2020.
(C) Kimura Tahiko / Square Enix / Setouchi Fish Cooperative
DWANGO Co., Ltd. has announced that the event "Niconico Net Chokaigi 2020" (Niconico Super Conference 2020) scheduled for Apr. 12 to Apr. 19, 2020, will partially have postponement/ change/ suspension. The company has explained the reason saying, "This is a result of considering the safety of everyone including staff and casts related to the Net Chokaigi Event."
"Niconico Net Chokaigi 2020" is an online event that was announced after the decision was made to suspend the "Niconico Chokaigi 2020" event that was originally scheduled for Apr.18 to 19 at Makuhari Messe, Chiba, due to the new coronavirus.
Six stages are announced to be suspended, including, "Chokabuki Supported by NTT 'Otogizoushi Koi no Sugatae'", "Niconico Net Chokaigi 2020 X EGOIST LIVE TOUR 2020 side-A 'chrysalizion code 404'", "Cho Vocaloid Area", and "IdolM@ster Starlit Season". Also, three stages are announced to be postponed, including, "VTuber Fes Japan", "VOCALOID Fes supported by Tobu Top Tours", and "Cho ZUN Beer" while stages such as "Cho Techno Houyou X Kougen", "Cho Namaket", and "Cho Game Studio from Tokaigi 2020" has been announced to have changed in the schedules.
DWANGO Co., Ltd. has explained saying, "This is a result of considering the safety of everyone including staff and casts related to the Net Chokaigi Event." as the reason behind the postponement/ change/ suspension. The company further commented saying, "At this point, we do not have any dates decided on the substitutional performance for the suspended stages or schedules. Upon the end of the spreading of the COVID-19 infection, we will have a follow-up announcement for each stage."
All episodes of TV anime "Hinamatsuri" will be airing for free on Mar. 3, on Hina-matsuri day at Niconico Live.
This title is an urban-life comedy that portrays the everyday life between young intelligent Yakuza Nitta who enjoys collecting vases and a relaxed solo life and Hina, a girl who suddenly appeared with psychokinetic powers.
Hina is out of control, and does what she wants, whether she's at school or with the gang. Although Nitta stresses about this, his kind personality forced himself to look after Hina. The dangerous and uproarious life between an outlaw and a psychic girl begins.
All 12 episodes of the TV Anime "Hinamatsuri" will be airing on Mar. 3, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.
(C) 2018 Ootake Masao・KADOKAWA/ Hinamatsuri Production Committee
TV animation "I'd Die If the One I Support Makes It to the Budokan"'s new trailer and key visual has been released. Additionally, Hondo Kaede, Ishihara Kaori, and Ichinose Kana's will join as additional cast members, and commented about it.
The latest PV from the TV anime **Oshi ga Budoukan Ittekuretara Shinu** (broadcast in Jan. 2020) was released. At the same time, it was announced that Maeno Tomoaki acts as Kumasa and Yamaya Yoshitaka acts as Motoi.
The broadcast of "STAY HOME Murder Mystery", a Zoom Drama planned and scripted by the creator of "The Kindaichi Case Files", Amagi Seimaru has been decided. The voice actors playing Hajime and Miyuki's roles are Matsuno Taiki and Nakagawa Akiko respectively.
"The Kindaichi Case Files" is a mystery manga serialized in Weekly Shounen Magazine. The Zoom drama "STAY HOME Murder Mystery" will be broken down into two parts, with the first half depicting the summary of the case, evidence left by the suspect, etc. and in the second half, Hajime solving the case and bringing its mystery to light. The voice actors reprising the roles of Hajime and Miyuki are none other than Matsuno Taiki and Nakagawa Akiko. We have also received a message from the creator, Amagi Seimaru.
Viewers will be able to participate in uncovering the suspect as well. 10 names will be drawn by means of a lottery and the chosen viewers will be able to participate in the afterparty at Zoom.
The first half of "The Kindaichi Case Files"'s Zoom drama "STAY HOME Murder Mystery" is scheduled to broadcast on May 31, 2020 and the second half will be on Jun. 6, 2020.
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Creator・Amagi Seimaru's message
In order to prevent the widespread transmission of COVID-19, as all of you might know, production and announcements of new works such as television programs, stage performances, and events, have all been canceled. Stage productions, movie creators as well as their staff have never been more troubled. Due to people being unable to meet or gather, this industry has taken great hits to it.
I think that TV viewers, drama fans are currently re-watching reruns or rental dramas and are stressing out due to the dilemma of being unable to watch anything new.
We are currently working on "The Kindaichi Case Files" manga (currently being serialized in Kodansha's evening magazine as "37 Year Old Kindaichi Case Files"). However, after witnessing the danger to the entertainment industry, I wondered if there was anything we could do to contribute and began researching during this time of quarantine.
The result of that is this news release of the "Stay Home Murder Mystery" mystery drama from "The Kindaichi Case Files" utilizing Zoom as a medium (Estimated to be about 60 minutes long in total).
Regarding the drama
The new story's scenarios are penned by the author of "The Kindaichi Case Files", Amagi Seimaru. The actors that will be featured on the broadcast will not gather in the studio to record, but will deliver a live performance over Zoom at their home with the script provided.
Additionally, the main character of the manga, Kindaichi Hajime and Nanase Miyuki will have their faces edited by an animation app and will make an appearance within the Zoom screen as well.
The voice acting performance will be done by the two very same voice actors who acted as juvenile Kindaichi and Miyuki in "The Kindaichi Case Files" anime.
The story will begin with the case of a mysterious murder of an elderly woman in a stately mansion. Suspects will appear one-by-one on the Zoom screen to appeal their innocence. In the midst of them lies the culprit, and it is up to the genius of juvenile Kindaichi to solve the case.
Regarding the production
The production's main staff consists of Amagi Seimaru, and a few of his friends, and the work was produced by computers and smartphones. The production fees did not amount to too much. There were a lot of first time challenges but I am confident that the end product is very interesting.
In these circumstances, performers who are unable to perform onstage, voice actors, everyone in stage production crews and even myself - are sharing information and trying our best to be positive. As a shout of encouragement for everyone, I've worked hard on this zoom mystery drama.
From here onward, I want to keep on planning and producing with "I am able to do this precisely because of the situation" and "friends I am able to connect to because of this" in mind. I want to open a path for a brand new entertainment industry in a post COVID-19 society.
The complete streaming of the TV anime “Argonavis from BanG Dream!” has been decided. Episode 1 to 8 will be streamed on YouTube channel “ARGONAVIS ch.” for May 30 and 31 for free.
“Argonavis from BanG Dream!” is the anime adoption of the boy”s band project “Argonavis from BanG Dream!” from “BanG Dream!”. In this project, the voice actors who play the characters also actively work in the event like live concerts as “Argonavis”.
The anime is set in Hakodate, Hokkaido, and depicts the university boys band “Argonavis”, which has the genius vocalist Ren in the center of the group, while Yuito plays the role of the energetic leader, Wataru being the calm guy, Rinze as the cool guy with many skills and Banri as the reliable member. All of them support each other as they are the one family.
In this free streaming, all episodes up to episode 8 “Resonance”, so if you have been interested in the anime, it is a great opportunity to check them out.
All 8 episodes of the TV anime “Argonavis from BanG Dream!” will be streamed for free on May 30 and 31 at YouTube channel “ARGONAVIS ch”.
(C) ARGONAVIS project. (C) Bunshiro and All Rights Reserved.
Long-running animes, such as "Gintama", "Aikatsu Stars!", and "A Certain" series, are featured in "Imakara demo Maniau! Ikikimi Suishou Anime" (It's not too late! Animes to binge watch!) on au Smart Pass Premium.
The feature program includes long-running animes, such as "Gintama", which is based on the original manga with over 55 million copies published in Japan, "Aikatsu Stars!"/"Aikatsu Friends!" that depicts the idols doing their best to become top idols, the volleyball-themed "Haikyuu!", "A Certain Magical Index"/"A Certain Scientific Railgun" series, which is based on light novels, and "Bakusou Kyoudai Let's & Go!!", which is originally a mini 4WD manga.
This is a great opportunity for those who only heard of the titles/series or watched the beginning but didn't follow, to check out these animes.
Another special program, "Ikemen Drama" (Handsome Drama), features 6 drama series and it must-sees, including "Toshishita Kareshi" (Younger Boyfriend), which stars members of Kansai Johnnys Jr., and "What Did You Eat Yesterday?", which stars Nishijima Hidetoshi and Uchino Seiyou.
"Imakara demo Maniau! Ikikimi Suishou Anime" and "Ikemen Drama" can be currently streamed on au Smart Pass Premium.
(C)BNP / BANDAI, DENTSU, TV TOKYO (C)Sorachi Hideaki / Shueisha・TV Tokyo・Dentsu・BNP (C)Kamachi Kazuma / ASCII・Media Works / PROJECT-INDEX
(C)Furudate Haruichi / Shueisha・"Haikyuu!!" Production Committee・MBS (C)Koshita Tetsuhiro / Shogakukan・ShoPro
It has been decided that to commemorate over 500,000 subscribers on the YouTube channel, the movie "Mobile Suit Gundam F91" will be streamed for free for 24 hours. The premiere will be on this channel at 9:00 p.m. on May 23.
"Mobile Suit Gundam F91" is a theatrical movie released to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the movie "Mobile Suit Gundam", which was released in 1991.
Thirty years after "Char's Counterattack", the mysterious MS troops unexpectedly invade Frontier IV, one of the colonies of the emerging colony group, in the 0123 Universe Century.
The colony falls into chaos due to the engagement of the Crossbones Vanguard and the federal troops. Seabook Arno, a student of Frontier IV High School, escapes from the colony with his sister Liz and his classmates to avoid the war.
Meanwhile, one of his classmates, Cecily Fairchild, gets lost...
In this broadcast, Moriguchi Hiroko, who sings "Eternal Wind ~Shine in the Smiling Wind," the theme song of "Mobile Suit Gundam F91," also released a special video message to commemorate over 500,000 subscribers on the Gundam channel. It can be seen together with the movie.
The movie "Mobile Suit Gundam F91" will be streamed on YouTube "Gundam Channel" for 24 hours only from 9:00 p. m. on May 23.
(C) Sotsu / Sunrise
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.