From the newest title of the “Ghost in the Shell” series, Netflix original animation “Ghost in the Shell SAC_2045” (Apr. 23, 2020 worldwide exclusive broadcast), a video of the main episode with the appearance of Kusanagi Motoko encountering an unknown marvel “Post-human” has been revealed for the first time.
Also, followed by the complete 12 episodes of season one, the production of the second season was decided.
In this first-time revealed video, depicts the world that has entered the state of planned and continuous “Sustainable War”, with re-assembled Public Security Section 9 fighting against an unknown being of “Post-human”.
“Post-human” is an unknown being equipped with phenomenal knowledge and physical ability. It seems like “Post-human” is related to the unimaginable crisis, yet the object behind this is not clear.
In the intensive battle against the “Post-human”, Kusanagi Motoko successfully drags the “Post-human” out of the arms suit and attempts to lock the movement using a cyber brain lock. However, she was also caught within a cyber brain space, losing all cyber brain and fighting skills, leaving her in a status where she cannot fight.
Soon, this unexpected incident starts to affect the surrounding environment. Would it be possible for Kusanagi Motoko and the Public Security Section 9 to return safely? The aim and reason behind the birth of unknown marvel “Post-human” add interest to the story.
Moreover, the production of the second season was decided, continued by the 12 episodes of season one, which depicts the story of the members of Public Security Section 9 challenging against the new marvel beings. The worldwide exclusive broadcast will start from Apr.23, and let's get ready for the moment of a new page added to the history of the “Ghost in the Shell.”
(C) Shirou Masamune ・Production I.G/Kodansha・Ghost in the Shell SAC_2045 Production Committee
"Ghost in the Shell SAC_2045 Collab Sunglasses" has appeared as the latest lineup from an eyewear brand "less than human", which was inspired by the launch of "Ghost in the Shell SAC_2045", the latest work from the "Ghost in the Shell" series.
Pre-orders are exclusively available online at "Tokyo Giga Shop" from April 14, 2020.
"Ghost in the Shell SAC_2045 Collab Sunglasses" has collaborated sunglasses, which integrated an innovative eyewear design of "less than human" with the worldview of the "Ghost in the Shell" series.
Three kinds of color variations are available: "Kusanagi Motoko Ninja Clothing Color" in black, "Tachikoma Color" in blue, and "Kusanagi Motoko Formal Clothing Color" in beige.
A designer Kouga Jun from "Less than human" says that he showed the design based on the image of the entire "Ghost in the Shell" series and the characters' individualities by coloring.
The price of "Ghost in the Shell SAC_2045 Collab Sunglasses" is 39,600 JPY (tax included) for all three types. Flash mirror lenses are used for them, and a special case and a cleaning cloth will come with them.
At the "Tokyo Giga Shop", where pre-orders are exclusively available online, you can get one with a randomly assigned serial number by making a layaway purchase within the period from Apr. 14 to May 13. It will be shipped from September to October.
(C) Shiro Masamune・ Production I.G / Kodansha ・ Ghost in the Shell 2045 Production Committee
From the TV anime series "Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex" comes Batou as an action figure. Pre-orders are available at "Goodsmile Online Shop".
The figure has soft material used at the right parts to keep its range of motion without distorting its bodily proportions, allowing it to be displayed in various poses.
He comes in his "regular face", "yelling face", and you can also put a cigarette in his mouth. The "Hi-power M7", which Batou cherishes, "Seburo C-26A", and a "Tabacco" is also included.
"figma Batou S.A.C. ver." is priced at 8,500JPY (tax excluded).
Pre-orders are available at "Goodsmile Online Shop" until May 27, 2020, and shipping is scheduled for Dec. 2020.
(C)Shirou Masamune・Production I.G / Kodansha・Ghost in the Shell Production Committee
The collaboration visual and the promotion video for Netflix original anime series and the latest series of "Ghost in the Shell" called "Ghost in the Shell SAC_2045" (Broadcast Date: Apr. 23, 2020) and "ULTRAMAN", which has started from Apr. 12, were released.
Also, the information on the staff who worked on the script, the new characters, the casts, and the motion actors also arrived.
The anime "ULTRAMAN" is the anime series which is directed by Kamiyama Kenji and Aramaki Shinji, and its music is produced by Toda Nobuko and Jinnouchi Kazuma, with the production by Production I.G×SOLA DIGITAL ARTS, similarly as "Ghost in the Shell SAC_2045".
This collaboration celebrates the new start of these two series for having the same directors, music, and the production studio.
The special collaboration visual depicts the two protagonists from each work, Kusanagi Motoko and Souda Shinjirou/ULTRAMAN, standing by with one another.
SOLA DIGITAL ARTS beautifully expresses the views of their world.
Furthermore, the information on the script writers, new characters, casts, and motion actors has been released.
For script writing, in addition to the story editor Kamiyama, Higaki Ryou, Sunayama Kurasumi, Doki Harumi, who wrote the script for the anime "ULTRAMAN", and Satou Dai, who directed the script writing for "Ghost in the Shell SAC_2045", participated.
It has been announced that Soze Kaiji plays John Smith, who is the mysterious agent who makes an appearance in front of Kusanagi, Kiyama Shigeo plays Kurisu Ootomo Teito, the first prime minister in Japan who used to have American nationality.
For the characters' motion capture, Kawabuchi Kaori plays Kusanagi Motoko, Soze Kaiji, who also voiced John Smith, plays Aramaki Daisuke and Ishikawa, Kasaraha Shinji plays Batou, Okada Chinhei plays Togusa, Takei Hidenori plays Saito, and Yamashiroya Risa plays Ezaki Purin.
Netflix original anime series "Ghost in the Shell SAC_2045" will be streamed exclusively from Apr. 23, 2020.
(C) Masamune Shiro・Production I.G/Kodansha・Ghost in the Shell2045 Production Committee
"Ghost in the Shell SAC_2045×ULTRAMAN"
(C) Tsuburaya Production (C) Eiichi Shimizu,Tomohiro Shimoguchi（C）ULTARAMAN Production Committee (C) Masamune Shiro・Production I.G/Kodansha・Ghost in the Shell2045 Production Committee
"Ghost in the Shell SAC_2045" is the first full 3DCG animation in the "Ghost in the Shell" series broadcast exclusively on Netflix. New "Tachikoma" has also been recreated from ROBOT SPIRITS as a figure. It will be in stores from Aug. 2020.
This product is recreating Tachikoma in "Ghost in the Shell SAC_2045". The fingertips are movable, and the extended wrists are also made for both right and left hands. The 3 eyeballs are can be moved individually, ad the grenade launcher and Gatling guns can be switched with one another.
Also, by using the tire parts, the running scene in the movie can be recreated. Furthermore, the product can recreate the running mode, which is the unique feature of Tachikoma in "Ghost in the Shell SAC_2045". Let's enjoy the worldview of the movie together with the additional element parts and Batou's character plates.
"ROBOT SPIRITS<SIDE GHOST> Tachikoma-Ghost in the Shell SAC_2045-" is priced for 6,500 JPY (tax excluded), and will be on sale from Aug. 2020.
(C) Shirou Masamune・Production I.G/ Kodansha・Ghost in the Shell2045 Production Committee
From "Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045", original goods, including stylish T-shirt and tote bag for daily life, luxurious high definition reproduced painting for room decoration, clear acrylic art, and others, have been released. Pre-orders are currently being accepted at "FUN'S PROJECT MARKET".
"Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045 Clear Acrylic Art" features its bright colors and a beautiful transparency.
"Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045 Mirror Acrylic Art" reproduces a new aspect of the painting with the mirror finish. You can enjoy its gorgeous worldview wherever you place it.
"Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045 High Definition Reproduced Painting (Public Security Section 9)" reproduces a painting of dignified-looking members of Public Security Section 9 with glowing eyes. A painting of gorgeous Kusanagi Motoko and a mechanical design of Tachikoma have also been reproduced. A3-sized painting is displayed in a sharp flame.
"Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045 Mega Acrylic Stand" reproduces the members of Public Security Section 9 and Esaki Purin as a mega acrylic stand. It is about 40cm in length, which makes you feel as if the character physically be at home.
"Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045 Acrylic Diorama Kit" can be made as you like by combining parts. The character parts, background, and base were produced to fit in 50×50 sized model. There are two varieties, one of which features the members of Public Security Section 9 and Esaki Purin, and the other one of which features Tachikomas gathering.
"Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045 T-Shirt (FRONT)" has 18 varieties of pictures, and you can combine your favorite ones to create a T-shirt. It is stylish and suitable for daily life.
"Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045 Tote Bag" has 18 varieties of pictures as well, and you can combine your favorite ones to create a tote bag. It is stylish and suitable for daily life.
"Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045 Clear Acrylic Art" is priced at 27,500 JPY (tax included).
"Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045 Mirror Acrylic Art" is priced at 33,000 JPY (tax included).
"Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045 High Definition Reproduced Painting (Public Security Section 9)" is priced at 33,000 JPY (tax included).
"Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045 High Definition Reproduced Painting (Major Kusanagi Motoko)" is priced at 33,000 JPY (tax included).
"Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045 High Definition Reproduced Painting (Tachikoma)" is priced at 33,000 JPY (tax included).
"Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045 Mega Acrylic Stand (Uniform)" is priced at 9,900 JPY each (tax included).
"Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045 Mega Acrylic Stand (Public Security Section 9 Set)" is priced at 88,000 JPY (tax included).
"Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045 Acrylic Diorama Kit" is priced at 9,900 JPY (tax included).
"Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045 T-Shirt (FRONT)"is priced at 4,950 JPY (tax included).
"Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045 Tote Bag" is priced at 3,278 JPY (tax included).
Pre-orders for each product are being accepted at "FUN'S PROJECT MARKET" until Aug. 31, 2020, and delivery is scheduled for early Oct.
（C)Shirou Masamune, Production I.G/Kodansha, Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045 Production Committee
Kusanagi Motoko & Tachikoma from "Ghost in the Shell SAC_2045" will appear in the chibi figure series "Desktop Army". Pre-orders are available now at "Premium Bandai".
In this product, "Desktop Army Ghost in the Shell SAC_2045 Kusanagi Motoko & Tachikoma", Kusanagi Motoko turns into a cute 80mm tall chibi figure. On the other hand, Tachikoma is 140mm, the biggest size in the series, and it is possible to reproduce the transformation to the running mode, and also enjoy the original gimmick "arm suit mode".
Since you can use the hardpoints added to each part to create an original custom, please play with it by combining it with the conventional series to make your own platoon.
"Desktop Army Ghost in the Shell SAC_2045 Kusanagi Motoko & Tachikoma" is priced at 6,578 JPY (tax included). Pre-orders are available now at "Premium Bandai", and delivery is scheduled for Jan. 2021.
(C)Shirou Masamune / Production I.G / Kodansha / Ghost in the Shell 2045 Production Committee
From the VR Noh "Ghost in the Shell", a collaboration between the newest technology "VR" and the traditional performing arts "Noh" based on "Ghost in the Shell", the appearance of Motoko Kusanagi elegantly dancing in the cyberbrain world has been revealed.
VR Noh is the world's first Noh stage that uses various cutting-edge technologies to reproduce and perform virtual reality space without using VR goggles.
Kanze school Noh actors, who lead the current Noh theater in both ability and name recognition, is in charge of the performance for VR Noh "Ghost in the Shell", Shutaro Oku, the movie director who has succeeded in many seemingly unrealizable projects such as the "Persona" stage series and the stage "Ghost in the Shell ARISE", is the director, and Fujisaki Junichi, known for the "Ghost in the Shell STAND ALONE COMPLEX" and "BLOOD" series, is in charge of the script.
Moreover, for video and VR, the leading experts who run through the cutting edge of each field is in charge to create the future of performing arts.
The announcement this time is Kusanagi Motoko who elegantly dances in the fantastic cyberbrains world that expresses the world view of "Ghost in the Shell". The Noh mask was specially created for this performance, and it carries a very beautiful face.
How will the latest technology and traditional performing arts fuse... The still shots look more and more promising.
VR Noh "Ghost in the Shell" will be performed at Setagaya Public Theater on Aug. 22 and 23, 2020.The tickets for the press preview on Aug. 21 will be on sale from 10:00 a.m. Aug. 6. Check out the official website for further information.
From "Ghost in the Shell SAC_2045" Kusanagi Motoko and the think tank "Tachikoma" have become figures. Pre-orders are available at Megatreshops and other stores.
This product "Variable Action Hi-SPEC Ghost in the Shell SAC_2045 Tachikoma & Kusanagi Motoko" is a three-dimensional version of the thinking tank "Tachikoma" in the Netflix original anime series "Ghost in the Shell SAC_2045".
This time, it comes in a size of about 17 cm, which has extensive movable gimmicks and also uses a splendid die-cast. It is also possible to put the attached figure of Kusanagi Motoko on it.
Also, based on the settings of the new Tachikoma appearing in the new anime series, the gimmicks are fully expressed.
Specifically, eyeballs, manipulator extension, and movability, Gatling gun and grenade armament replacement, legs' walking, and running deformation gimmicks are reproduced with replacement parts.
"Variable Action Hi-SPEC Ghost in the Shell SAC_2045 Tachikoma & Motoko Kusanagi" is priced at 16,800 JPY (tax included). It will be shipped in late Jan. 2021.
(C) Masamune Shirow・Production I.G/Kodansha・Ghost in the Shell 2045 Production Committee
The 3rd Season of the "Baki" anime series, "Hanma Baki" has been decided to be produced as a Netflix original anime series. A teaser was released along with the announcement.
The "Baki" series is originally a fighting manga serialized in "Weekly Shonen Champion" from Akita Shoten.
It depicts the fierce battles between the various martial artists centering around the protagonist, Hanma Baki, the youngest champion of the underground arena, and his father, Hanma Yuujirou, who is called the "Strongest Creature on Earth".
The anime "Hanma Baki" is the sequel of the "Great Chinese Challenge Saga", and will be the 3rd season of the series.
The climax of the "Greatest Father-Son Fight" finally comes to life as an anime.
Streaming/broadcast dates are yet to be announced. Let's look forward to further information.
(C)Itagaki Keisuke (Akita Shoten) / Baki Production Committee
Nakamura Yuichi, Mizuki Nana, Sawashiro Miyuki, Sanpei Yuuko, Mimori Suzuko, and Sugou Takayuki have been announced as Japanese dubbing cast for the Netflix original anime series "Dragon's Dogma". As well as that, comments from Nakamura and Mizuki have arrived, along with the dubbed version announcement and the characters' PV.
"Dragon's Dogma" is an anime series based on an open-world action-adventure game from Capcom, an extremely popular worldwide game with total sales of more than 5.3 million copies.
The story unfolds as the protagonist returns to life as a "Arisen" to take revenge on the dragon that stole his heart and takes on the dragon while defeating monsters that represent the seven deadly sins
Nakamura Yuichi, Mizuki Nana, Sawashiro Miyuki, Sanpei Yuuko, Mimori Suzuko, and Sugou Takayuki have been announced this time as a Japanese dubbing cast.
Nakamura will be in charge of Ethan, the protagonist's "senior" whose purpose is to take revenge only by taking away everything from the dragon, and Mizuki will be in charge of Hanna, the "Pawn" (servant) who rescues Ethan.
Sawashiro will voice Ethan's beloved wife Olivia, Sanpei plays Louis, a friend of Ethan and Olivia's that Ethan and Olivia adore,, Mimori will be the girl Salai who is helped Ethan and the others who got captured as a sacrifice for monsters, and Sugou will play Dragon, with who Ethan's story started.
In addition, the dubbed version of the trailer, which was unveiled at the same time, is filled with realistic images and the cast's expressive performances, and the results are even more powerful. along with the immersive video with the expressive cast performances, which multiply the power of it.
Dubbed characters' PV released at the same time reveals characters' facial expressions with lines, including Ethan's, wielding his sword, "I will cut your breath with this hand!", Hannah's, who holds a magic bow and arrow, says, "I'm a pawn, an Arisen, I'll protect you", Olivia smiles, "You can't live alone... You didn't hear? I always will be beside you", reliable and precious Louis, "When the Dragon comes, I will protect Ethan and Olivia," frightened Salai words, "I'm sorry, dad...", and Dragon's ominous voice, "Brave human, do you hate me?"
With an enthusiastic performance by a cast worthy of the epic story, the anticipation for the film grows even higher as those who challenge the world ruled by dragons to battle it.
The Netflix original anime series "Dragon's Dogma" will be streamed worldwide on Sep. 17, 2020.
<Full comments are below>
-Please tell us how you felt when your appearances as the Ethan in the Japanese version of "Dragon's Dogma" was decided.
I was dubbing Pawns in the game, so I thought I'll be aawn. I was surprised when I heard what role I got.
If it's a pawn, it's a system that allows you to choose a role from quite a few different variations, so it may have been more difficult than having me play Ethan in this film in a different way.
-This work will be streamed to 190 countries on Netflix, so please send a message to domestic and oversea fans who are looking forward to it.
I felt that the dark fantasy essence of the game has been shown more deeply and emotionally in the anime.
Although there are many shocking scenes, I think it is a story that makes you think and can be enjoyed with or without gameplay.
-Please tell us how you felt when your appearances as the Hanna in the Japanese version of "Dragon's Dogma" has been decided.
I was very happy to join thenime version of "Dragon's Dogma" again as a Pawn, who I had voiced in the game.
-This work will be streamed to 190 countries on Netflix, so please send a message to domestic and oversea fans who are looking forward to it.
Hannah is a Pawn, a servant who promises absolute loyalty to the protagonist, Ethan.
Along with Ethan, she meets many people and faces various incidents during her journey, which make her change.
One episode at a time, you'll have to wait and see what lies ahead as Ethan and his team face the very heart-rending events of their journey!
The preview video and the key-art of the Netflix original anime "Dragon's Dogma", which is based on a world-famous game, have appeared.
The original "Dragon's Dogma" was released in 2012 by Capcom and is an open-world game that has sold a total of 5.3 million copies worldwide.
In this action-adventure game, the protagonist, who revives as "Arisen" to take revenge on the dragon who has deprived his heart, challenges the dragon while defeating the monsters that mean the seven deadly sins.
The Netflix original anime series consists of seven episodes in connection with the seven deadly sins.
In the trailer video released this time, we can see how the protagonists, "Arisen" Ethan and "Servant (Pawn)" Hannah, confront the monsters is fully depicted.
In the key-art, the eerie shadow of Ethan holding a sword, Hannah holding magic in her right hand, and the monster approaching behind was projected.
The Netflix original anime "Dragon's Dogma" will be streamed worldwide from Sep. 17, 2020.
Netflix original anime series "Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous", which is a new crossover of "Jurassic Park" and "Jurassic World", will be streamed exclusively worldwide on Sep. 18, 2020.
The appearances of Satou Gen, Uchida Maaya, Masuda Toshiki, and other voice actors have been announced as the Japanese dubbing cast, and their enthusiasm comments about participating in the "Jurassic" series have arrived.
"Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous" is an anime and the latest installation in the "Jurassic Park" and "Jurassic World" series by Steven Spielbergs. The story is set on the same time axis as the movie "Jurassic World" (released on 2015).
Six boys and girls who visited the campsite "Camp Cretaceous" on Isla Nublar, which was also the setting in the past series, were left behind on the island due to unexpected trouble. They get isolated and are forced to face the assault from the dangerous dinosaurs.
Among the Japanese dubbing cast announced this time, Satou Gen will voice Darius, a shy boy that is very interested in dinosaur, Uchida Maaya as Brooklynn, a girl who is a famous SNS influencer, Masuda Toshiki will voice Kenji, reckless and rich boy who proclaimed himself as a boss.
Regarding the participation in the "Jurassic" series, Satou commented with a firm determination, "I'm honored as I never dreamed that I would be able to appear in such a historical work. I really want to do my best with all my power." Uchida shared her happiness, "I'm glad I was able to participate in the world of this animation, where dinosaurs appeared. My heart has been pumping since the audition. I felt hyped just by listening to that music", and Masuda said passionately, "I was nervous about how much I can do as an actor because it is known not only in Japan but all over the world."
Regarding the highlights of this work, Uchida said, "If you watch it as an adult, it will remind you about your childhood. I think it is a more enjoyable work if you watch it with the child's heart inside you," Masuda pointed on a wide range of potential viewers, "It is a work that both fans and people who just hear about can watch. Adults can enjoy it, and children can learn about the fear and preciousness of dinosaurs, and the growth of the protagonists can be enjoyed as well."
Satou also pointed on the appeal of drama's elements, "Since it became an anime, it's more familiar, and the depiction of the dinosaur is delicate and realistic with a quality as if it really exists. It's a story about children's growth, so I hope you enjoy the drama about how to confront a dinosaur."
Moreover, Minase Iku as Sammy, Nozomi Shoutarou as Ben, Kawai Yumeno as Yaz, Yamane Mai as Roxie, and Nakaya Kazuhiro as Dave will also appear as the Japanese dubbing cast. Check out the magnificent adventures of boys and girls played by talented voice actors.
Netflix Original Series "Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous" Exclusive Streaming Start Sep. 18 (Fri)
From "ABEMA", top five new anime of "the final ranking", which has been streamed on Apr. 2020, has been announced. "Kaguya-sama: Love is War Season 2 " has won 1st on both total views and comments. It has achieved the double crown.
This "final ranking" was made by originally collecting the total views of the first broadcast of 1st to 12th episode and missed views on "ABEMA Video" of the anime, which has been streamed from Apr. 2020, and number of comments on the first broadcast of 1st to 12th episode.
※The result of some anime, which has total 13 episodes was converted to 12 episodes using the average.
1st of the total views comes "Kaguya-sama: Love is War Season 2", which is the second season of the TV anime. It has won 1st place on both "Initial velocity ranking" and "Intermediate ranking", which shows its high popularity.
2nd comes "The 8th son? Are you kidding me?", which describes the reincarnation in a different world.
3rd comes "Princess Connect！Re:Dive", which is based on the social game.
Furthermore, 4th comes "My Next Life As a Villainess: All Route Lead to Doom!" and 5th comes "Gleipnir".
While for the total comments, 1st comes "Kaguya-sama: Love is War Season 2" and achieve double crown in the "final ranking".
2nd comes "Princess Connect！Re:Dive", 3rd comes "My Next Life As a Villainess: All Route Lead to Doom!", followed by "Gleipnir" in 4th and "The 8th son? Are you kidding me?" in 5th.
"ABEMA" is currently streaming the top five of "final ranking". If you haven't watched yet, check out the hit works.
"ABEMA" Spring 2020 Anime Final Ranking
1st "Kaguya-sama: Love is War Season 2"
2nd "The 8th son? Are you kidding me?"
3rd "Princess Connect！Re:Dive"
4th "My Next Life As a Villainess: All Route Lead to Doom!"
・Number of Comments
1st "Kaguya-sama: Love is War Season 2"
2nd "Princess Connect！Re:Dive"
3rd "My Next Life As a Villainess: All Route Lead to Doom!"
5th "The 8th son? Are you kidding me?"
"Kaguya-sama: Love is War Season 2"/(C)Akasaka Aka／SHUEISHA・Kaguya-sama Production Committee
"Princess Connect！Re:Dive"／(C) Anime "Princess Connect！Re:Dive" Production Committee
"The 8th son? Are you kidding me?"/(C)Y.A/MF Books/"The 8th son? Are you kidding me?" Production Committee
"My Next Life As a Villainess: All Route Lead to Doom!"/(C)Yamaguchi Satoru・Ichijinsha/Hamehura Production Committee
"Gleipnir"/(C)Takeda Sun・Kodansha/Gleipnir Production Committee
After welcoming the last episode of the TV anime "Kakushigoto", the manga has also welcomed the last chapter on "Monthly Shounen Magazine Aug. Issue" that is currently on sale. The last volume, volume 12 of the original manga will be on sale from Jul. 17, 2020.
"Kakushigoto" is a manga by Kumeta Kouji and is serialized on "Monthly Shounen Magazine". It a story about "A manga artist father X daughter" that is filled with love, and laughter and is slightly emotional. The finale and the last volume of the story, volume 12, where the TV anime had ended earlier, will be on sale on Jul. 17.
The WEB radio "Kakushigo Talk" vol. 2 YouTube ver. is currently available. The vol. 2 is handled by Kamiya Hiroshi (as Gotou Kakushi) and Takahashi Rie (as Gotou Hime) as a guest.
The special compilation version, SpecialCD, which includes the unrevealed part of "Kakushigo Talk" vol. 1 and vol. 2, will be included in "Kakushigoto Blu-ray & DVD Vol. 3" that will be on sale on Aug. 28.
The last chapter of "Kakushigoto" can be seen at "Monthly Shounen Magazine" that is currently on sale. The last volume, volume 12 will be on sale from Jul. 17.
（C）Kumeda Kouji・Kodansha／Kakushigoto Production Committee
We are now in late June. Many of the new spring 2020 TV anime titles have reached their last episode.
Due to the spread of the new coronavirus, many spring anime have been postponed. Which are the most popular titles among the fans?
Here at Anime! Anime! we conducted a reader survey asking, "Which is the best anime in spring 2020 (April)?". During the survey period between Jun. 18 to Jun. 25, a total of 175 responses were received. The gender ratio featured almost the same number of votes with 48% male and 52% female. The age group was about 38% for those under the age of 19, and about 30% for those in their 20s, mainly focusing on youngsters.
■From the bond between father and daughter to the love story of geniuses, to the mysterious curse... Noteworthy works appear in the ranking!
The 1st place goes to "Kakushigoto" with an approval rating of about 18%.
Some comments have been received such as, "The original story has been adapted from manga to anime faithfully. The ending was also wonderful", and "The entire series was like a painting, a really beautiful work of art". Fans also praised the last episode, "It made me laugh every time, and I cried so hard in the last episode that I got my clothes wet!", and "I cried at the last episode".
The 2nd place goes to "Kaguya-sama: Love is War" with an approval rating of about 16%.
Many fans appreciated how the series entertained them since the first season, which was broadcast in 2019; "It was very interesting since the first season", and "I felt that the cast and staff members gave it their all. The gag episodes, in particular, were filled with a lot of parodies, and also the changes in the relationship between Kaguya and the president were always exciting and fun!".
We also received comments about the new characters of the last season, "With the new characters such as Miko-chan, the work has become even more interesting".
The second season of "Fruits Basket" ranked in 2nd place with the same percentage of votes (16%).
It has been over 15 years since the conclusion of the original work, and the series is still loved. Comments have been received; "The first manga I bought with my pocket money was 'Fruits Basket'. After 10 years since its conclusion, I was looking forward to seeing the full version of the anime", and "There are a lot of fascinating characters which feature both warm and dark sides. I can't wait to see the rest of the story since it is also called 'Bible'".
In addition, the ranking based only on the male votes sees "Kaguya-sama: Love is War" in 1st place, "My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom!" in 2nd place, and "Kakushigoto" in 3rd place. The female side sees "Kakushigoto" in 1st place, "Fruits Basket" second season in 2nd place, and "My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom!" in 3rd place.
Regarding "My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom!", many comments praised the cuteness of the main character Catarina; "I fell in love with her cuteness and kind personality", and "She is so adorable! It was very fun to see, and I was also touched by some scenes".
■Let's introduce other comments!
"Argonavis from BanG Dream!", "The female characters are very famous in the series, but also the boys' ver. is very interesting to watch".
"Ascendance of a Bookworm", "Both the original manga and the anime are very interesting" and "I can well understand the feelings of the protagonist. The depiction of the characters is also very well done".
"Wave, Listen to Me!", "The speed of Minare's talking was great" and "Too much fun in every episode".
Although the spring anime have had a rough start, the ranking includes the most anticipated new works and notable sequels.
"Which is the best anime in spring 2020 (April)?"
2. "Kaguya-sama: Love is War"
2. "Fruits Basket" 2nd season
4. "My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom!"
5. "Argonavis from BanG Dream!"
5. "Ascendance of a Bookworm" (Part 2)
7. "Sing "Yesterday" for Me"
7. "Tower of God"
9. "Wave, Listen to Me!"
11. "Woodpecker Detective's Office"
11. "Tomica Kizuna Gattai Earth Granner"
13. "Legend of the Galactic Heroes: The New Thesis (NHK ver.)"
13. "Shin Sakura Wars: The Animation"
13. "The 8th Son? Are You Kidding Me?"
13. "Princess Connect! Re:Dive"
13. "Blade of the Immortal"
20. "ULTRAMAN (terrestrial broadcast)"
20. "Shachibato! President, It's Time for Battle!"
20. "Dropkick on My Devil!"
(Response period: Jun. 18 - Jun. 25, 2020)
To commemorate the last episode of the last episode of the TV Anime "Kaguya-sama: Love is War Season 2", the "Kaguya Day", which will span for 14.5 hours, featuring a re-wind on the past episodes and an original program will be held on Jun. 27 in ABEMA.
"Kaguya Day" will have a broadcast of all the episodes of the first season that was broadcast on 2019 and a re-winde on the second season that is currently broadcasting. It will also have an original program "Kaguya-sama's room" featuring Koga Aoi (voice of Shinomiya Kaguya), Furukawa Makoto (voice of Shirogane Miyuki), Kohara Konomi (voice of Fujiwara Chika), and others. This event will span for 14.5 hour.
"Kaguya DAY" will start on the 9:30 AM on Jun. 27 (the broadcast date of the last episode of "Kaguya-sama: Love is War Season 2") in ABEMA.
（C）Akasaka Aka／Shueisha・Kaguya-sama: Love is War 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
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.