“FUN'S PROJECT COLLEGE”, an online learning service for creators operated by Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd. (DNP), released a part of some paid learning contents without charge for a limited time from Mar. 26 – Apr. 24, 2020, targeted at the members due to the temporary closure of each school.
And this time, since the period of staying at home has been prolonged, they announced that they had released a part of another paid content without charge for a limited time from Apr. 23 – May 22.
“FUN'S PROJECT COLLEGE” is a service that has been providing its online learning contents for aspiring creators so that they can learn anytime, anywhere with the concept of “approaching their dreams”.
This time, considering that there are many aspiring creators who have no choice but to study at home, they decided to release a part of some contents without charge that is normally distributed with charge.
It is the second time, and this time, it is “anime production”. The anime production company, Doga Kobo and “FUN'S PROJECT” playing a central role. they will also introduce some learning contents of anime production, which are originally released without charge, in addition to providing a part of the basic anime course, “Animator Drill” planned for students and young animators without charge.
Directed by a veteran animator, a university professor, Yusa Kazushige, the lecture time will be 10 minutes a day. It's easy to continue every day, so why don't you, parents, try learning with your children who are interested in anime, not to mention those who want to become professionals?
Due to the spread of the novel coronavirus, many anime-related events and live events had been canceled/delayed.
As we are recommended to stay indoors at this moment, we are sure that the thought of "I want to do 'Wotakatsu' (Wota Activity)!" had come across numerous active and troubled anime fans. Thus, Anime! Anime! had thought of some "Wotakatsu" that can be done at home, especially we are recommended to stay indoors.
1. Let's write a fan letter
Have you ever write a fan letter before? As the opportunity to talk directly with your idols had increased due to events such as handshaking event and present event, we are sure that there are a lot of people who didn't write it before. However, as the real events are decreasing, it will decrease the opportunity to enjoy conversation with your idol and it also makes it harder to inform your thoughts.
That's why the best chance to write a fan letter isn’t now? A fan letter had another good point when compared to a message in the SNS. Just by having a letter, envelope, and stamp, you will be able to inform your thoughts, and you can also able to leave your thoughts in your own form. If you use the letter set from the goods, it will surely make it cuter.
2. Let's "save money for your favorite idol"
Due to the event and live being canceled, we believe that there will be some people who will request for a refund. It's normal to have the thoughts of "after getting the refund, I want to buy the goods", but it might be better to save it for your "future Wotakatsu".
However, it is not just a simple saving it will be known as "saving box for your favorite idol".
What you need is a saving box. For the method, you just have to insert the predetermined amount into the saving box when your favorite idol posted a new update on the SNS such as Twitter. As you determine the amount by yourselves, let's set save money for the future in a reasonable amount.
3. Let's set up a home theatre
How about setting up a home theatre to enjoy the "Wotakatsu" to the max at your home?
By streaming the events or live video on a big screen, it will be like a live viewing. By streaming anime or movie, you will be able to enjoy the support screening at home.
There are various ways to enjoy Wotakatsu. We believe there aremore methods and do-able things, so why don't we enjoyed the "Wotakatsu" at home?
Bushiroad Inc. announced its response to the coronavirus (COVID-19). In addition to donating a portion of the revenue from "LINE Creators Dress Up" (scheduled to release in late May) to the National Center for Global Health and Medicine, which is researching countermeasures against the coronavirus, it was also announced that the Bushiroad verified card game specialty stores will be joining the effort.
This time the "LINE Creaters Theme" will be based on the KV illustration that was designed for the "BanG Dream! Speciall☆LIVE Girls Band Party!" concert that was scheduled to be held at the MetLife Dome on May 3.
20% of the revenue (excluding various expenses) will be donated to the National Center for Global Health and Medicine for 31 days after launch.
In addition, Bushiroad certified card game specialty stores will also be donating 20% of the sales from the "Vanguard Zero" app (wholesale price), there'll also be a banner click campaign in "Vanguard Zero", a 'relay W follow & retweet campaign', and a donation of 40,000 masks, coming to a total of an estimated 13,311,880JPY in aid (an avarage of 35,978JPY per store).
In other TCG-related counter-measures, you will be able to enjoy card games developed by Bushiroad through "Bushiroad Remote Fight!" and a "TCG wall" is being developed to prevent airborne infection.
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On Apr. 21, 2020, Hello Kitty and Shimajirou have teamed together, starting "Daisuki na Minna to Issho Project (Together with everyone we love)" to make worldwide children smile. Currently on YouTube, "Minna to Issho Taisou (Exercise with everyone)", a video to support the health of parents and children who are staying inside the home for long hours, is released.
"Daisuki na Minna to Issho Project" is a project led by Hello Kitty from "Sanrio" and Shimajiro from "Kodomo Challenge" to lessen the stress and anxiety of parents and children.
The video "Minna to Issho Taisou" is a video revealed on Apr. 21, taking the anxiety voices of caregivers with little children saying, "Both the parent and child are stressed as time spent at home is getting longer." and "Children are not moving their body enough, I am worried about the lack of exercise."
It is not just simple dance-along with the characters that children like, but the exercise, under expert supervision, is designed to grow physical abilities naturally at home upon performing it repeatedly.
This project in the future, to face the current situations, aims to deliver the message of "Although we cannot meet now, we are always together. We support you." by gathering characters from different companies and cultures over the border. It has already been decided that Kumamon and Cheburashka will take part, the second volume of video will launch after next week.
Also, "Minna to Issho Taisou" will be released in English on Apr. 22, and in Chinese on Apr. 27 for children globally.
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Although we are not together, we gathered the feelings together and exercised a lot with Shimajirou and others!
Let's happily move our bodies together, staying healthy at home and spend with a smile♪
I want to exercise happily with everyone!
Everyone, let's become super healthy at home!
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The animation production studio Sunrise has revealed that they will establish "Sunrise Art Class" on Apr. 2021 to educate the highly skilled art staff with the purpose of boosting the quality of the animation.
This is a training program for potential candidates of Sunrise's art staff as they will be hired after the 6 months of practical training in the provided environment, where they are able to obtain the basic foundation as an art staff.
Japanese animation had garnered attention from both locals and overseas as anime had topped the box office gross revenue among the premiered movie, and it had also become entertainment that can boost people's lifestyle.
Among them, Sunrise has established an "Animation class" in 2005 to train the animators. However, in recent years, the industry is facing a crisis as there is a shortage of art staff, who is responsible for 70% of the animation. Especially when it comes to recruiting the young adults, who bear the responsibility for the next generation, since there is a probability that the various traditional technique that was used might be lost forever.
The background art of the anime played an important role in animation production as it decides the world setting and the atmosphere of the overall work.
Thus, Sunrise has decided to establish "Sunrise Art Class" to train the art staff, so that it possible to boost the quality of the future animation work and delivered the various dreams, hope, and emotions to more people.
The main lecturer for "Sunrise Art Class" is Kouno Jirou, the art director for various works such as "Tanoshii Muumin Ikka", "Hakugei: Legend of the Moby Dick", “Intrigue in the Bakumatsu: Irohanihoheto", "Megalo Box", and "Isekai Izakaya: Japanese Food From Another World" for long years. The other lectures are art directors and art staff that is actively participating in the industry.
The practical training will be held for 6 months, which is from Apr. until Sep. 2021, and it will focus not only on the foundation skill on the background art, it will also focuses on the techniques and knowledge that can be applied to the workplace after the practical training had ended. After passing the graduation examination, Sunrise will offer employment with them as an art staff.
Moreover, in order for the student to focus on the technique instead of worrying about the daily expense, there will be a stipends program where a total of 600,000 JPY will be given for the 6 months (100,000 JPY per month). There is also an opportunity to receive a conditional presentation for this.
The recruitment will end on Jul. 10, 2020. The acceptance will be announced in late Aug. based on submitted documents, qualifications and after going through the practical and interview test. Further information is available at the official website of "Sunrise Art Class".
"Anime Tamago 2020", also known as the "Agency for Cultural Affairs Young Animator Training Project 2019" is being held this year as well. Key visuals, stories, and the first staff members from the works "Ometeotoru≠HERO", "Rebecca", and "Michiru Rescue!" are currently being announced by their respective production groups.
"Anime Tamago 2020", alias of "Young Animator Training Project", was commissioned by the Agency for Cultural Affairs since 2010 to foster talented animators who will lead the future of the industry through OJT, with the aim of promoting and developing animation in Japan.
In 2019, three production groups, including an animation studio, participated. Through the production of short anime works and learning courses, young people, who are in charge of the creative work of Japanese animation production in the 21st century, continue to study and improve their skills every day.
"Ometeotoru≠HERO" is a 3DCG work produced by Speed under the direction of Awazu Jun.
In 22XX, with a sudden decrease in the human population, various allied species coming from other planets are invited to populate the Earth. As a result, new mixed races with special abilities began to be born, causing ecosystems to be machined at an accelerating rate where the plants and animals are being excluded.
Among them, a special tribe who can manipulates plants has been exterminated, but only one of them survives and try to accomplish the mission to cover the earth with forests. The protagonist named Yuki, born from his father, member of the Hero tribe, and his mother with the ability to manipulate plants, gains the skills of both tribes, and he asks himself who should he help and who should he fight.
" Rebecca" is a work by Vega Entertainment, directed by Teramoto Yukiyo. The story is set in a rural town in Maine, USA, at the end of the 19th century.
Rebecca, a cheerful and energetic 10-year-old girl born as the second of seven siblings, is forced to be left with her two aunts, Miranda and Jane, after her father's death caused pain and suffering to the family.
Rebecca loves her gentle aunt Jane, but inevitably shrinks in front of Miranda with her strict and nagging behavior. One day, Rebecca was accused by Miranda of wearing a pink dress made by Jane without permission. At that time, she was insulted about his deceased father, making her explode in anger and leaving the house...
"Michiru Rescue!" is a work produced by Yumeta Company, and directed by Ochi Koujin.
When four glowing orbs of different colors (blue, yellow, silver, and purple) fly through space chasing after a red-black orb, they end up hitting each other, causing only the blue sphere to fall to the earth and reach the room where the main character, Michiru, sleeps. On the other hand, the red-black orb also appears on the earth turning itself into a boy, and start to raise Mejiro birds illegally.
One day, Michiru is at a flea market in a park, when a large flock of Mejiro birds appear over the sky and start attacking people. The yellow, silver, and purple orbs show up and try to calm down the flock of Mejiro, but their chirp is relentless. At that moment, a voice resounds inside Michiru's head telling her to save the Mejiro...
In addition, "Anime Tamago 2020" has released the first PV footage on YouTube. Look forward to further news!
"Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba the Movie: Mugen Train" brought about 3.42 million audiences to 403 theaters nationwide, including 38 IMAX theaters, in the three days, October 16, 17, and 18. It turned out that the box office revenue exceeded 4.6 billion yen.
"Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba the Movie: Mugen Train", which was released nationwide on October 16, 2020, is a movie that depicts the new mission of Tanjiro and others set in the mugen train from the final episode "Kamado Tanjiro Risshi Arc" of the 2019 TV anime "Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba".
On October 17, stage greetings were conducted with the appearance of the director, cast members, and theme song artist at TOHO Cinemas Roppongi Hills in Tokyo, and live streaming was also made to 206 movie theaters nationwide.
The box office results for the first three days announced this time are: 910,507 audiences and box office revenue 1,268,724,700 yen on October 16, 1,270,234 audiences and box office revenue 1,701,723,350 yen on 17, and 1,239,752 audiences and box office revenue 1,652,669,400 yen on 18.
The box office on 16 recorded the highest in history of the number of audiences and box office revenue for movies released in Japan on weekdays. Also, the records on 17 and 18 are ranked first in Japan in the history of the number of audiences and box office revenue on Saturdays and Sundays.
Even in the WEB questionnaire by using a personal computer and a mobile phone on the first day, "Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba the Movie: Mugen Train", shows 84.6% of "very good" and 13.8% of "good" combined to show a very high satisfaction level of 98.4%.
We can't wait to see how far the number of the future box office will be increased with expectations.
The combined program between TV & video entertainment "ABEMA" and Nippon Cultural Broadcasting has started. "Chou! A&G + X ABEMA Anime Special Radio Program", a special radio program that will deliver weekly recommendation featured contents as well as a special program, has started on Oct. 8, 2020, on "Chou! A&G+" and "ABEMA Anime".
"Chou! A&G + X ABEMA Anime Special Radio Program" is a program that will feature contents such as voice actor, anisong's singer, anime, and game that is supported by Nippon Cultural Broadcasting "A&G" and ABEMA "ABEMA Anime" and it will be delivered from various aspect weekly.
The first broadcasting was on Oct. 8, and in the program called "A&G Persons" will focus on a single voice actor or singer and study in depth of his/her charms.
The first round will have a special featured on the voice actor Suzumura Kenichi. Suzumura's, who is active in various roles, including a voice actor, singer, radio personality, and CEO, "personal aspect" such as "work" and "thoughts" will be studying in-depth to discover his charms and it will be delivered over two weeks depth to discover his charms and it will be deliver over two weeks.
Also, it has been decided that the special program "'A&G Media Station Komucha to Countdown' Special Streaming ~Komucha to Platinum~" will be exclusively broadcast on ABEMA. This special program is a commemoration of Nippon Cultural Broadcasting's radio program "A&G Media Station Komucha to Countdown", where Sakurai Takahiro and Shiraishi Haruka is the hosts, as it had achieved the 900th broadcast as well as achieved its 19th anniversary.
The broadcast is scheduled at 6 PM, Oct. 11. The guests are Touyama Nao, Asakura Momo, Natsukawa Shiina, and others.
"Chou! A&G + X ABEMA Anime Special Radio Program" has started on Oct. 9, 2020. It will be broadcast every Friday from 10 pm to 10:30 pm on "Chou! A&G+" and every Saturday from 1 am to 1:30 am on "ABEMA Anime".
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The audition for voice actors for "Let's Make a Mug Too", an anime of "High School Girls x Pottery" will be held. The grand prize winner will have the chance to perform in the anime together with the main cast including Tanaka Minami, Serizawa Yuu , Wakai Yuuki and Honizumi Rina .
"Let's Make a Mug Too" is a coming-of-age story set in Tajimi City, Gifu Prefecture, in which four high school girls become fascinated with pottery through the traditional craft of Mino ware.
Based on a free comic published since 2012 by Planet, a local IT company in Tajimi City since 2012, the anime is directed by Kamiya Jun of "Kingdom" and "Hikaru no Go", series composition and screenplay by Arakawa Naruhisa of "Kingdom" and "This Art Club Has a Problem!", and produced by Nippon Animation, the producer of "Chibi Maruko-chan", "Haikara-San: Here Comes Miss Modern the Movie", and the "World Masterpiece Theater" series.
The main cast consists of Tanaka Minami as Toyokawa Himeno, a sturdy freshman in high school whose mother is a legendary potter; Serizawa Yuu as Kukuri Mika, a free-spirited mood-maker who enlivens the pottery club; Wakai Yuuki as Naruse Naoko, an individualistic girl who for some reason has become a part of the pottery club; and Honozumi Rina as Aoki Juko, the head of the pottery club who approaches pottery making seriously .
The audition is open to women living in Japan who can prioritize the recording of the audition, and director Kamiya Yoshinari, series composition/screenplay writer Arakawa Naruhisa, and producer Tezuka Kenichi will participate as special judges. The grand prize winner will be able to perform as a voice actor in the anime "Let's Make a Mug Too".
For more information, visit the special page.
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The anime "Tiger & Bunny 2" (starting in 2020) started looking for sponsors that want to put their logos on the heroes for product placement.
"Tiger & Bunny" is a hero action anime set in a fictional city, Stern Bild City, protected by superheroes with special abilities called "NEXT".
The heroes have product placement sponsors that exist in real life, and in the 1st season in 2011, the heroes had logos such as "SoftBank", "BANDAI", "amazon.co.jp", "pepsi NEX", "Gyuukaku", and "DMM.com".
Applications for product placement sponsors will be accepted from 6:00 P.M. Oct. 1 to 6:00 P.M. Oct. 7, 2020. Only corporations can apply, and the placement spot, price, and other conditions will be discussed and decided by Oct. 16.
Check out the special webpage for further information.
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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.