The third announcement of singers of “Animelo Summer Live 2020 -COLORS-” (to be held on Aug. 28, 29, and 30) has been announced. Five artists, including Kishida Kyoudan & The Akeboshi Rockets, Tomita Miyu, Kitou Akari, halca, and ReoNa, are on the list.
“Animelo Summer Live” (abbreviated “Anisama”) is the world's largest anime song event which attracts more than 80,000 people every year. The 16th event of this year will be held at Saitama Super Arena on Aug. 28, 29, and 30.
The 1st and 2nd casts that were announced previously are; Sukima Switch, Aoi Eir, Ohashi Ayaka, Okazaki Taiiku, OLDCODEX, angela, Oishi Masayoshi, GRANRODEO, Touyama Nao, TrySail, Amemiya Sora, Itou Miku, Uchida Yuuma, Chihara Minori, TRUE, Moriguchi Hiroko, AiRBLUE, Nishikawa Takanori, Iguchi Yuka, Suzuki Masayuki, Suzuki Airi, REIJINGSIGNAL, and DOKONJOFINGER.
The third announcement of singers that will appear on Aug. 28, are Kishida Kyoudan & The Akeboshi Rockets, who are celebrating their 10th anniversary of their major-label debut this year and have also performed the ED theme of the TV anime “A Certain Scientific Railgun T”, and Tomita Miyu, who made her debut as an artist in 2019 and now she will join the event Anisama for the first time with her unique singing voice, which is said to be both husky and charming.
The third announcement of singers that will appear on Aug. 29, includes Kitou Akari, who appeared in many famous anime, including “Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba” where she voiced Kamado Nezuko, took the 1st place in the “Newtype Anime Awards 2018-2019” by winning the Voice Actor Award (Female), and also made her artist debut in 2019. The 2nd member is halca, who won the Grand Prix in the nationwide audition contest “Utakatsu! Audition” and performed the theme songs of various TV anime, such as “Kaguya-sama: Love Is War” and “Dropkick on My Devil!”.
The third announcement of singers that will appear on Aug. 30 is ReoNa, who performed the singing voice of the character Kanzaki Elsa in the anime series “Sword Art Online Alternative: Gun Gale Online” in 2018, and made her first single in the same year.
“Animelo Summer Live 2020 -COLORS-” is scheduled to be held at Saitama Super Arena in Saitama on Aug. 28, 29, and 30.
The 2nd announcement on the performers of "Animelo Summer Live 2020 -COLORS-" (held on Aug. 28, 29, and 30) has been announced. The names of a total of 7 performers, including AiRBLUE, Nishikawa Takanori, Iguchi Yuuka, Suzuki Masayuki, Suzuki Airi, REIJINGSIGNAL, and DOKON JOFINGER, have been announced.
"Animelo Summer Live", also known as "Anisama", is the world's largest anisong event which has more than 80,000 audiences every year. This year is the 16th concert of Anisama, and it will be held for 3 days: Aug. 28, 29, 30 at Saitama Super Arena.
The 1st announcement announced the names of the artists including Sukima Switch, Aoi Eir, Oohashi Ayaka, Okazaki Taiiku, OLDCODEX, angela, Ooishi Masayoshi, GRANRODEO, Touyama Nao, Trysail, Amamiya Sora, Itou Miku, Uchida Yuuma, Chihara Minori, TRUE, and Moriguchi Hiroko.
On Aug. 28: AiRBLUE, the group from the next-generational voice actress training game "CUE!". Nishikawa Takanori, who participates in the concert for the 3rd time after the last appearance 6 years ago, where he participated as T.M. Revolution in 2011, and 2014, but this is first for him to participate as his own name.
On Aug. 29: Iguchi Yuuka, the active voice actress and the artist who is going to participate in the concert for the 4th time since her last appearance 4 years ago. Suzuki Masayuki, the artist who is also known as "king of love song", appears in the concert for the 2nd time for 2 consecutive years. Suzuki Airi, a first-timer, will appears on the stage together with Suzuki Masayuki.
On Aug. 30: Two groups from "SHOW BY ROCK!!", the character project from SANRIO which has the band as its theme, participate in the concert this year. In addition to Mashumairesh!!, the group which had been already announced in the 1st announcement, the first appearances of REIJINGSIGNAL and DOKONJOFINGER have been decided this time.
"Animelo Summer Live 2020- COLORS-" will be held at Saitama Super Arena on Aug. 28, 29, and 30.
September 1, 2019 marked the third day and final day of the world's largest anime song (anison) festival “Animelo Summer Live 2019 -STORY-”, which was held at Saitama Super Arena. The venue delivered an exciting vibe as it commenced with a performance by Houkago Tea Time.
The world largest anime songs event "Animelo Summer Live 2021 COLOR) (to be held on August 27, August 28, and August 29) has announced the 48 performers. The performers include THE IDOLM@STER 765PRO ALLSTARS, Oishi Masayoshi, and Suzuki Masayuki.
"Animelo Summer Live" also known as "Anisama" first started in 2015, and it is the world largest anime songs event that had over 80 thousand audiences throughout the three days. It was supposed to be held in summer every year, but due to the coronavirus, the 16th "Anisama", which is "Anisama 2020" was announced to be postponed to the next year.
Now, it was decided that "Anisama 2021" will inherit the theme of "Anisama 2020", which is "COLORS", and the 48 performers have been announced.
The additional performers will be announced at a later date.
"Animelo Summer Live 2021 COLORS" will be held on August 27, August 28, and August 29, at Saitama Super Arena.
The concert video of "Animelo Summer Live 2017 THE CARD" (hereinafter referred to as "Anisama 2017") held in August 2017 will be streamed on NicoNico Live Stream for 3 consecutive weeks in February 2021. You can enjoy the legendary concert at home, which started with "Hare Hare Yukai" by the SOS Brigade, who appeared for the first time in "Anisama" in 11 years, and closed with LiSA and Mizuki Nana, who were the main artists of the final day.
This project, "Watch Anisama 2017 All At Once" will be broadcast as a "normal version" that anyone can watch and as a "second sound channel version" that only NicoNico Premium members can watch, six times in total over a three-week period.
For the "second sound channel version", in addition to the 6 guests who appeared in "Anisama 2017" such as Machico, Komiya Arisa, Touyama Nao, Tomatsu Haruka, Mimori Suzuko, and Amamiya Sora, special guests will also participate in the audio commentary each day.
Details of the special guests will be announced at a later date.
"Watch Anisama 2017 All At Once" will be streamed on NicoNico Live Stream for 3 consecutive weeks in February 2021.
(C) Animelo Summer Live 2017
(C) Animelo Summer Live 2021
The anime song event "Animelo Summer Live" known as "Anisama", which was postponed this year, has announced a new live streaming project "Anisama Night" so that you can enjoy while you "STAY HOME". Along with that, 12 audio commentary guests for the niconico live streaming, where you can watch "Anisama 2018" all at once, have been announced.
"Animelo Summer Live" is one of the biggest anime song events in the world, where the audience exceeds 80,000 every year.
It was supposed to be 16th this year, and held for three days on Aug. 28, Aug. 29, and Aug. 30, 2020, but it was postponed to 2021 due to the spread of the coronavirus.
However, "Animelo Summer Night in Billboard Live" has been decided to be held on Aug. 30 for the fans that "summer won't end without Anisama!". You can spend a little luxurious time, watching a realistic live for a fee while you STAY HOME.
The cast including Oishi Masayoshi, Suzuki Aina, Suzuki Masayuki, Suzuki Airi, Nakamura Shugo, Hayami Saori, Mimori Suzuko, Moriguchi Hiroko, and others assembles at an elegant, new live house & restaurant "Billboard Live YOKOHAMA". They will perform live for about 3 hours and you can enjoy limited collaborations and arranged versions as well. Please relax and enjoy a luxurious night at home with your favorite drink.
Furthermore, the commentary guests for "Dummy head microphone sub voice version" of 'Summer Festival Anisama Streaming All at Once! Animelo Summer Live 2018 "OK!"', which will be live streamed on niconico, have been announced. Only niconico premier members can enjoy it.
For "DAY1", Asaka and Ito Miku will appear in the first half, while Aida Rikako and Suzuki Aina will appear in the latter half. For "DAY2", Oohashi Ayaka and Mimori Suzuko will appear in the first half, while TRUE and Nakamura Shugo will appear in the latter half. For "DAY3", Suzuki Minori and Tokui Sora will appear in the first half, whileand Oishi Masayoshi and Kubota Miyu will appear in the latter half.
It was recorded with dummy head microphones, which makes you feel as if the guests were by your side while you were watching a live with them when you put on earphones or headphones.
Please check out "Anisama" Official Website for more details.
（C）Animelo Summer Live 2020
"Animelo Summer Live 2020 -COLORS-", which was scheduled to be held for three days from Aug. 28 - Aug. 30, was announced to be delayed. It was revealed on the official website that the delay was due to the spread of the novel coronavirus with the explanation,"This is the meeting result after considering the health and safety of the audiences, performers, and staff."
"Anisama" also known as "Animelo Summer Live" is the largest anime song event in the world which involved more than 80,000 people every year.
Tha announcement on the official website said, "By considering the lift of the emergency recently, an announcement on the event guideline by the government, and the fact that novel coronavirus situation in Japan can't be belittled, we had come to this situation after considering the health and safety of the audiences, performers, and staff. We had decided to delay 'Animelo Summer Live 2020 -COLORS-, which was supposed to be held on Aug. 28 (Friday) ~ Aug. 30, 2020 (Sunday)."
The preparation for the event was done since last year, "Due to the widespread of the novel coronavirus, we have a meeting with the performers, staff, and others relatedparties to discuss the measures and response so that the event can be held safely for few months." Along with the current situation, "We had thought of various ways to avoid being "packed" such as modifying the performance schedule and bringing in various specialized machines. At the same time, since this event involves more than 80,000 people and there are still some unannounced performers, we had decided to postpone it as it is difficult to secure the health and safety of all the audiences, performers and the staff", which are the explanation of the delaying the event.
Moreover, "Animelo Summer Live 2020 -COLORS-" will be bought forward to next year, and i is t scheduled to be held on Aug. 27 ~ Aug. 29, 2021.
The message to the fans is "The theme and theme song will be bought forward, and the staff are trying their best so that the special scenery of Anisama can be seen by everyone. Please do look forward to it"
The latest "Fate" series, "Fate/Grand Order: Camelot" had collaborated with the family restaurant "Coco's". The starting date of the collaboration date is on May 13, 2021, and various developments, including the collaboration menu, will be available.
The collaboration "Coco's X Fate/Grand Order: Camelot Saihate no Bishoku Monogatari Campaign ("Coco's X Fate/Grand Order: Camelot The Tales of the Furthest Ends' Gourmet Food Campaign" will have collaboration menus inspired by the three factions that can be seen in the work.
Upon every single order from the selected menu, including the collaboration menu, a Coco's limited original A4 clear file will be given, and it is also applicable for take-out orders as well.
Other than a life-sized panel being installed on 92 Coco's stores, Coco's limited original acrylic standing panel will also be on sale in the store.
Also, to hype up the campaign during the campaign period, original in-store announcements by Bedivere (voiced by Miyano Mamoru), Fujimaru Ritsuka (voiced by Shimazaki Nobunaga), and Mash Kyrielight (voiced by Takahashi Rie) could be heard, and a special in-store decoration can be seen only at the Nakano stores.
The orders and sales for the limited goods, including the standing flag and tapestry, are available on the online store Zensho Net Store.
The starting date of "Coco's X Fate/Grand Order: Camelot Saihate no Bishoku Monogatari Campaign" is on May 13, 2021. Detailed information can be found on the special webpage.
（C）TYPE-MOON / FGO6 ANIME PROJECT
'Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia', an Academy Awards accredited and the largest Asian international film festival, has revealed the names of the judges for its Computer Graphics Animation Competition Best Short Award. Tomoe Shinohara (designer/artist), Ken Ochiai (movie director/Digital Hollywood University associate professor), and Tomoyuki Sugiyama (president of Digital Hollywood University/Doctor of Engineering) will take the roles.
'SSFF & ASIA' and Digital Hollywood Inc. co-host the 2021 Computer Graphics Animation awards as well as the previous years.
This year, there have been applications from 773 films from 73 countries in the world for the Computer Graphics Animation awards. Shinohara, Ochiai, and Sugiyama will be in charge of choosing the winner for the CG Animation Competition Best Short Award.
'SSFF & ASIA 2021' will be held at several locations in Tokyo from June 11 to June 21 (the online event will be held from April 27 to June 30). The Computer Graphics Animation Program starting on June 11 will have the 28 nominee films, as well as the special screening of 'YES-PEOPLE', a 93rd Academy Award-nominated film, and 'ADARNIA: A sci-fi short film' an award-winning film of the Best CG Animation Award at Digital Frontier Grand-Prix.
Visit the 'SSFF & ASIA' official website for further details.
[Original Article from: animeanime.biz]
Japan's only anime x different industry collaboration award event "Animono Zukuri Award" announced co-sponsorship with "Kyoto International Manga Anime Fair 2021 (Kyo Mafu)" to be held in September 2021. In addition to the anime commercials, collaborations, and design departments, a new "regional revitalization department" has been established, and entry acceptance will begin on May 17.
The "Animono Zukuri Award", started in 2017 as an award to recognize these efforts, continues to be a hit with animated movies and TV anime series, and in recent years there has been an increasing number of collaboration cases between general companies and anime, manga, and characters being used for marketing.
More than 300 works have been submitted so far, and many excellent prize-winning works have been selected at the "Animono Zukuri Awards" held three times in the past.
The event was postponed last year due to the spreading of the novel coronavirus, but it will be held this year and co-sponsored with "Kyo Mafu" as the "1st Kyoto Animono Zukuri Award" at the "Kyoto International Manga Anime Fair 2021 (Kyo Mafu)", which will be held in Kyoto City in September. Furthermore, from this year, 7 categories, including 6 categories such as animation CM, content collaboration, craft design category, and a new "regional revitalization category" with the theme of "regional revitalization x anime" have been selected.
In addition, the selection committee chairman Natsuno Takeshi and other selection committee members who have a deep knowledge of anime, manga, characters, and games have been appointed.
Entries for the "1st Kyoto Animation Monozukuri Award" will be accepted from May 17 to June 30, and the Grand Prix and prize-winning works of each category will be announced and the award ceremony will be held at "Kyoto Mafu" held in mid-September. The schedule is under development.
For details, please check the official website.
Animono Zukuri Award Executive Committee
Due to the spreading of the novel coronavirus, we postponed the "4th Animono Zukuri Award" last year, but this year, we have obtained cooperation from the "Kyoto International Manga Anime Fair 2021", a comprehensive trade fair for content centered on manga and anime. With the cooperation of "Kyoto Mafu", the "Kyoto Animono Zukuri Award" will be held in September at the same place.
We apologize for the inconvenience caused to the companies and related parties who entered last year's "4th Ani Monozukuri Award", but we hope that you will continue to support this award. Thank you for your consideration.
In addition, the works that have already been submitted will be considered as entry works for the "Kyoto Animobi Zukuri Award". We will contact each company individually, but if you have any questions, please contact the secretariat.
[Anime! Anime! Biz / Article reprinted from animeanime.biz]
'GUNDAM docks', a collaboration event in which 'Mobile Suit Gundam' collaborates with large-scale shopping malls, is held at Canal City Hakata. The event is titled 'GUNDAM docks at FUKUOKA', in commemoration of Canal City FUKUOKA's 25th anniversary on April 20. The event starts on April 24 and runs until May 30.
'GUNDAM docks' is an event started overseas with Hong Kong Times Square in 2013 and has been held in Singapore and Taiwan as well. 'GUNDAM docks at FUKUOKA' is the 2nd location in Japan following 'GUNDAM docks at TOKYO JAPAN' in 2017.
There will be fun exhibits all around the mall that allow visitors to enjoy the world of GUNDAM such as 'GUNDAM SCRAMBLE in FUKUOKA', which is the 12th show of 'Canal Aqua Panorama', a collaborative show of projection mapping and water fountain. There will also be '1/10 Perfectibility' statues.
'GUNDAM docks at FUKUOKA' runs from April 24th to May 30th at Canal City Hakata. Check out the special web page for more details.
May 8 is the day of voice (Koe in Japanese).
It was established due to wordplay '5 (Ko) 8(E)'.
Voice actors/actresses sometimes perform songs as well as voicing characters. They sing character songs, have a blast at live-performances, sing theme songs, etc. Some of them are even better at singing than actual singers.
Anime!Anime! conducted a reader survey titled 'Who do you think is the best singer among voice actors/actresses?', which has been highly requested by our readers. During the survey period from April 24 to May 1, a total of 2,253 responses were received. For the gender ratio, the females were the majority with about 75% while the males were about 25%. For the age distribution, we received the majority of responses from readers of younger ages: about 47% were from minors, and 25% were in their twenties.
■Voice actors/actresses who debuted as an artist occupied the top positions！
1st place went to Furukawa Makoto. The support rating was about 10%.
Furukawa Makoto debuted as an artist in 2018. He was in the main cast in "One Punch Man" and "Woodpecker Detective's Office", and he is also active as an artist to sing theme songs.
The readers admired him, saying 'He is capable of singing various genres of songs such as jazz, Latin, rock, etc., and he sings various character songs using each character's voice, which is amazing', and 'He sings in different ways depending on whether it is a character song or his own song, but still good at all the songs! I think it is very difficult to be in tune while keeping a powerful voice'.
The fans also admired the lyrics, saying 'He has been writing many songs in his original album, and sings in different styles according to melody and words. I was especially moved by Furukawa-san's figure and voice at his live-performance'.
2nd place went to Minase Inori. The support rating was about 6%.
Minase Inori debuted as an artist in 2015. She will release her 10th single 'HELLO HORIZON' on July 21, 2021.
The comments received were, 'She sings her songs with smooth, comfortable voice. In character songs, she sings to fit each character's image, with completely different styles, which is wonderful!', 'She is cute, but at the same time, she seems to have some strength. I can feel that through her voice, and fell in love with her', and 'I feel relaxed to hear her songs that fully utilize her type of voice. I especially like "Kaimin! Anmin! Suya Rhyst Seikatsu", which is the opening theme of "Sleepy Princess in the Demon Castle".'
3rd place went to Toyonaga Toshiyuki. The support rating was about 5%.
Toyonaga Toshiyuki debuted on a major label in 2014. He established his own label 'T's MUSIC' in 2017, and he recently released his single 'Yume no Haguruma ni Notte' on May 2, 2021.
Anime!Anime! held an interview about his career as an artist when he sang the opening theme of "Durarara!!×2 Ten".
The readers' comments were, 'He can hit both low and high notes, and sing carious genres of songs such as pops, rock, rap, and a cappella. His voice never gets disrupted even while dancing, and his alluring expression is amazing', 'He has experience as a musical actor, so he can sing with characters' voices, and he is exceptionally good at putting emotions into songs. His voice is powerful, vocalization is great, and rhythmic sense and pitch are perfect. I was astonished that his songs in person is better than the CD recording', and 'At the 5th festival of "Aikatsu!", he turned the whole space into a sense of unity with call and response, which was amazing'.
In this survey, some voice actors/actresses, who already debuted on a major label, got positions. These voice actors/actresses have experience of handling some theme songs.
■Ranking Top 10
Who do you think is the best singer among voice actors/actresses? (Honorific titles are omitted.)
1. Furukawa Makoto
2. Minase Inori
3. Toyonaga Toshiyuki
4. Taniyama Kisho
5. Saitou Souma
6. Miyano Mamoru
7. Mizuki Nana
8. Ito Kento
9. Hatanaka Tasuku
10. Uchida Yuuma
（Survey Period: April 24 - May 1, 2021)
■Ranking Top 20
Who do you think is the best singer among voice actors/actresses? (Honorific titles are omitted.)
1. Furukawa Makoto
2. Minase Inori
3. Toyonaga Toshiyuki
4. Taniyama Kisho
5. Saitou Souma
6. Miyano Mamoru
7. Mizuki Nana
8. Ito Kento
9. Hatanaka Tasuku
10. Uchida Yuuma
11. Sakamoto Maaya
12. Aoi Shota
13. Hayami Saori
14. Shimono Hiro
15. Kamiya Hiroshi
16. Hanae Natsuki
18. Yuki Aoi
19. Kimura Subaru
20. Hayashibara Megumi
（Survey Period: April 24 - May 1, 2021)
It has been revealed that Ichinose Tokiya, a member of ST☆RISH in "Uta no Prince-sama", appears in 'Nemophila', Kis-My-Ft2 Miyata Toshiya's solo. The music video will be available on YouTube after 7:00 p.m. on May 7, 2021.
Kis-My-Ft2 will celebrate its 10th anniversary on August 10, 2021, and all the 7 members have been producing their own solo for 'Kis-My-Ft2 LIVE TOUR 2021 HOME', an online live that will be held from May 14 to 16 as a preface to their 10th anniversary.
In the project, while each member has been collaborating with artists in various spheres, Miyata produced his solo 'Nemophila', in collaboration with Ichinose Tokiya, a member of ST☆RISH in "Uta no Prince-sama".
The song was written by Miyata and Tokiya, and composed by Agematsu Noriyasu(Elements Garden), who is also in charge of music production for "Uta no Prince-sama".
The music video features Ichinose standing behind Miyata, who is dancing in front of a piano in petals of Nemophila. Please do not miss Ichinose and Miyata being in sync with purple as a basic tone, which is their common theme color.
After the collaboration had been announced, 'Ichinose Tokiya', 'Miyata-kun', 'Uta no Prince-sama', and other related words became trending topics on Twitter.
Terashima Takuma, who voices Otoya Ittoki, a member of ST☆RISH, commented 'The collaboration between Tokiya and Miyata-kun is too wonderful! What Miyata-kun of Kis-My-Ft2 has built up, and what Uta no Prince-sama and Tokiya have built up become one here. It's a miracle!'
The collaboration between Tokiya and Miyata-kun is too wonderful! What Miyata-kun of Kis-My-Ft2 has built up, and what Uta no Prince-sama and Tokiya have built up, become one here. It's a miracle! They are truly amazing. May Otoya's life as an idol be blessed with carious encounters and chances. Terashima Takuma（@Terashima_dayo） May 7, 2021
The solo music videos by 7 members of Kis-My-Ft2 will be available on 'avex' official YouTube channel after 7:00 p.m. on May 7.
'"Puella Magi Madoka Magica" Anniversary Stage', commemorating the 10th anniversary of the TV anime "Puella Magi Madoka Magica", was held online on April 25, 2021. ClariS, who sings the theme song, gave a live-streaming performance, which was the first time for them to make an appearance at an event.
Although ClariS was active with an illustration as their main visual since their debut in 2020, they made an appearance on media for the first time when they marked the 10th anniversary on October 20, 2020, which became a big topic.
On '"Puella Magi Madoka Magica" Anniversary Stage', they graced "Puella Magi Madoka Magica"'s 10th anniversary by performing 'Connect', the TV series theme song, and 'Luminous' and 'Colorful', the film's theme songs.
（C）Magica Quartet / Aniplex, Madoka Partners, MBS
（C）Magica Quartet / Aniplex, Madoka Movie Project
（C）Magica Quartet / Aniplex, Madoka Movie Project Rebellion
It has been announced that the TV anime "Seirei Gensouki" will be broadcast on TV Tokyo and BS Fuji from July 2021. At the same time, the first key visual and PV were released, and it was also revealed that the OP theme will be sung by Kouno Marika and the ED theme by Onishi Aguri.
Based on the light novel by Kitayama Yuri published by "HJ Bunko", "Seirei Gensouki" is a fantasy story of reincarnation in another world where a boy with memories of his previous life and present life confronts his destiny.
One day, Rio, an orphan boy living in the slums, regains his memories of his previous life as a university student in Japan, and an incident leads him to enter a prestigious academy where the children of noble families gather. As he climbs up from the bottom of the class society, he meets and parts with many people and shatters his harsh fate.
The first key visual released this time depicts Latifa, a fuchsbau (half fox half person) girl, running with a smile on her face, and Rio, who gently watches over her.
The first PV, which was unveiled at the same time, shows many characters surrounding Rio and captures the heroines in full glory.
The OP theme is "New story" by Kouno Marika and the ED theme is "Elder flower" by Onishi Aguri, and a part of the sound source of the OP theme "New story" was used in the first PV.
We have also received comments from Takano-san and Oonishi-san, so please check them out as well.
The TV anime "Seirei Gensouki" will start airing on TV Tokyo and BS Fuji in July 2021.
As this was my first opening theme song, I put a lot of energy into singing it while learning about the work. It's a song that brings a refreshing breeze to the profound story.
I hope to make the anime as exciting as this song, so please look forward to it!
My name is Onishi Aguri, and I will be performing the ending theme song for the TV anime "Seirei Gensouki”.
I was very surprised when I first heard about this honorable opportunity as a solo artist, but I'm more than happy to have it.
The song has a cool worldview that is perfect for the work, and I was able to push myself to express myself in a new way, which was very stimulating.
The lyrics that are considerate of the characters and audiences are also very appealing, and I hope you will enjoy the song along with the work.
I'm also looking forward to the broadcast of the TV anime, so please look forward to it as well!
(C) Kitayama Yuri, Hobby Japan / "Seirei Gensouki" Production Committee
The ABEMA original program "Hikasa Iguchi no Onnakoe Gohan!" featuring Hikasa Youko and Iguchi Yuka as the MC was broadcast exclusively on May 21, 2021, on ABEMA "Anime Live Channel". Ogura Yui appeared as a guest and other than the various talk when the three of them are cooking, it also featured the ad-lib dubbing session "Korezo Seiyuu Narikiri Atereko", introduction of convenient kitchen goods "Otekaru Kantan! Benri Kitchen Goods", and other corners.
The broadcast will have the MCs cooking cuisine from three different countries with the theme of "Enjoys the traveling atmosphere from the worldwide cuisine" as we are unable to travel overseas in the current situation.
The first broadcast featured Hikasa, who uploaded cuisines on her blog, Ogura, who loves cooking and often cooked at home, and Iguchi, who didn't cook recently as she thinks it troublesome. The enthusiasm from Iguchi is "I want to try to love cooking today and want to provide a cuisine that even someone like me can cook".
After learning about their cooking experience, the menu for the broadcast was announced! It will be Italy's Acqua Pazza, Mexico's Tostadas Salad, and Korea's Yangneyom Chicken.
Despite Iguchi voiced out her astonished "Can we even cooked these?", she was able to show her cooking skill that she gained from attending the previous cooking class while facing difficulties in the process as she was not used to it. However, Hikasa and Ogura, who often cooked, were able to show out their skill splendidly. While showing off their magnificent cutting skill with the knife, they progressed in their cooking smoothly and also enjoyed cooking the worldwide cuisine that they hardly cooked by saying "It fun to cook cuisine that I've never seen before!" and "So, this is how the sauce is created~!”
Also, there is a talk session during the cooking. As the theme of the program is related to oversee travel, they had talked about various topics from their recent activities to their most confident cuisine. During the topic "Do you cooked according to the recipe? Or self-improvised?", Hikasa answered, "Of course, I cooked according to the recipe. My original dish is the fried rice with the leftovers ingredients only".
On the other hand, Ogura answered "I followed the recipe, but I usually arranged it in my own way afterward." Followed by "For example, I replaced sugar with honey as it seems that it would be fine if I mix mirin, soy sauce, and honey together" as Ogura explained about her own cooking method since she mostly cooked traditional Japanese cuisines.
Then, when asked about "What's the overseas cuisine that you want to eat", Ogura answered, "Pho is very delicious!", as she also revealed a failure during overseas, saying "I love Coriander, but I was served with the grass-like that comes with the stem at the local stores. So, I try to insert it in the soup for the time being, but when I looked at the locals, they are chewing the fresh leaf from the stem and they ate the whole stem in the end."
After they finished cooking, its time for them to try it. The three of them are enjoying the cuisines they cooked with the following comments "It has a strong flavor and is extremely delicious", "I can see the Mediterranean Sea!", and "Our cuisines are delicious~".
Then, it was the corner where they talked while enjoying the meal.
During the theme "What's the failure during work that you can laugh now?", toward Ogura's reply, "I once ad-libbed when I forgot the lyrics during the concert", Hikasa mentioned "Your recovery from the failure was excellent. Isn't this the technique that was obtained from the difference between the numbers of stage performance?"
When talking about the stage performance, the topic moved to the unit "RO-KYU-BU!", where the three of them are members of. Some of the conversations are "I was helped by Yui-chan", "During the break, Yui-chan keep practicing in front of the mirror, and in the end, everyone got drawn in by her and also started practicing during the break as well, which make me thought of the power of youth," and "That was a splendid effort".
After that, the three of them talked about the role they wanted to try out, their dreams, the failure during their debut, and other topics. Before the broadcast end, they reflected back by saying, "It was fun cooking with both of you, and I become energetic from this liveliness", "I want to have fun cooking with everyone again!", "I'm looking forward to meeting you again!", and they also hype up the expectation toward the next broadcast.
The film "ARIA The CREPUSCOLO" from the anime "ARIA" series will be releasing a Blu-ray on August 18, 2021. The commentary videos of Hirohashi Ryou (voice of Alice), Satou Rina (voice of Athena), and Kayano Ai (voice of Anya) have been released.
The anime "ARIA" series based on the futuristic soothing work by Amano Kozue. The TV anime season 1 "Aria The ANIMATION" was broadcast in 2005, TV anime season 2 "ARIA The NATURAL" was broadcast in 2006, the OVA "ARIA The OVA ~ARIETTA~" was broadcast in 2007, the TV anime season 3 "ARIA The ORIGINATION" was broadcast in 2008, while the original new animation "ARIA The AVVENIRE" was broadcast in 2015. The atmosphere from the original manga remains the same in the anime, and it has charmed various fans in the world and is a work that is loved by many even now.
The brand-new film "ARIA The CREPUSCOLO" focused on the members of the "Orange Planet".
During fall, Anya, who is undergoing her training at Orange Planet, noticed that her two seniors, Alice and Athena haven't seen each other for a while as both of them are busy.
Because of that, Athena is feeling a bit depressed, but somehow it seems that Alice is avoiding her. When she is coming up with a plan with the cooperation from her friend Ai and Azusa, to ensure both of them bump into each other, Anya realized that there is a "scenery" that she could only see now...
The Blu-ray version will have a cover illustration drawn by the original author Amano Kozue and an inner illustration drawn by the character designer and general art director, Itou Youko.
Not only will it includes the precious bonus footage, which is the completion stage greeting, release commemoration stage greeting, the recreation of the recording session, and other videos, but it also have an approximately 40 minutes drama CD that is a must-hear for fans.
The Blu-ray of "ARIA The CREPUSCOLO" is priced at 9,900 JPY (tax included) and it will be released on August 18, 2021.
(C) 2020 Amano Kozue/ Mag Garden, ARIA Company
The main trailer and key art of the Netflix original anime series "Eden" have been released. Information about additional cast members, including Shingaki Tarusuke, Kuwahara Yuuki, and Kaida Yuuko, along with comments from celebrities speaking high of the show have also been revealed.
“Komi can’t communicate," will be adapted into an anime in October 2021. Koga Aoi will play the role of Komi Shouko, Kajiwara Gakuto will play the role of Tadano Hitohito, and Murakawa Rie will play the role of Osana Najimi.
The original story of "Komi can’t communicate" is a "communicative disease" comedy serialized in "Weekly Shonen Sunday" by Oda Tomohito, which has sold over 5 million copies in total.
The story is about a first year high school student, Komi Shouko, who is a beautiful girl who everyone looks up to, but her face freezes up when she tries to talk to other people because of her extreme communicable disease, and she struggles to achieve her goal of “making 100 friends”.
Along with the decision to make an anime adaptation, a teaser visual, a teaser PV, and information on the main cast and staff have been released.
Koga Aoi will be playing the role of Komi Shouko, Kajiwara Gakuto will be playing the role of Tadano Hitohito, and Murakawa Rie will be playing the role of Osana Najimi, Ayumi Watanabe of "Koi wa Ameagari no Yoni" will be the general director, Issei Kawagoe of "Bungo to Alchemist: Gears of Judgement" will be the director, and the series composition will be Akao Deko of "I shaved. And then I brought a high school girl home."; character design by Nakajima Atsuko of "Tokyo Ghoul: re"; and animation production by O.L.M.
"Komi can’t communicate” will start airing on TV Tokyo and other stations in October 2021.
In addition, a campaign is currently underway on the official Twitter page, where three winners will be chosen by lottery to receive a reproduction of the congratulatory illustration by the original author, Oda Tomohito.
Komi Shouko (CV. Koga Aoi)
Komi can’t communicate.
She looks like a beautiful girl that everyone turns to, but she finds it extremely difficult to communicate and when she tries to talk to others, her face freezes up with nervousness and she thinks about how to talk to them and what to do afterwards. But the truth is, she wants to talk to people. Her dream is to “make 100 friends”.
Q1: What was your impression of this work?
First of all, when I picked up the book, I saw the title and the cover picture and thought, "Oh, there's something about this girl." The cover alone had an impact that piqued my interest.
The title, ""Komi can’t communicate," I thought it was interesting that there was a catchphrase which made it easy to understand what kind of girl the character was. I could relate to the realism of the situations that many of us experienced during our school days, and I found myself reading on and on.
There are a lot of characters with strong "personalities" in this work, the parts that I tend to think negatively about, or that I don't want people to see or know about, are portrayed as positive.
I thought it was a work that made me think, "Maybe I can accept this kind of me..." and gave me the courage to push those who are troubled.
Q2: What is your impression of the character you play and how enthusiastic are you about the role?
From the side, she is a cool, beautiful woman who everyone admires. However, in reality, she is not very good at communicating, and when people talk to her, she scares them even though she never meant to. She was confused, and even though she really wanted to get along with them, she couldn't get the words out. The more I got to know her, the more I felt that way, and the more I fell in love with her. (laughs)
I will do my best to portray her moving forward slowly but firmly, step by step, and to convey her thoughts and warmth in a few words.
Tadano Hitohito (CV. Kajiwara Gakuto)
Tadano-kun is just a person.
His goal is to read the atmosphere around him so that his "normal" self doesn't stand out in the class, and to live his high school life without any disturbance. However, he seems to be very good at understanding people's feelings, and sees that Komi can’t communicate, so he becomes her "first friend.
Q1: What is your impression of this film?
Komi is really adorable... as I read the original story I'm always struck by how she gradually expresses her emotions even though she's clumsy! In addition to Komi, all the other characters have distinct personalities, which reminds me of my own high school days, and I can't help but fantasize about how happy my student life would be if I had such friends around me... (laughs) I especially like seeing them at seasonal school events, festivals, and other events, and I can't help but cry as I read them, thinking about my school days that I can't go back to...! And personally, the covers are always too beautiful! I'm so impressed! Thank you so much, Oda-sensei!
Q2: What is your impression of the character you are going to play and what is your enthusiasm for the role?
I think that Hitohito is a boy who has the goodness of being normal! He was a little naughty in junior high school, but once he sees it objectively, he becomes normal. It reminds me of my own school days. (laughs) I actually once tried to be a little naughty, but then I realized how naughty I was and went back to normal, so I felt sympathy for him while reading! But I'm very communicative myself, so I admire people who treat me like a normal person like Hitohito-kun.
Every time I read it, I fall in love with it, so I'll do my best to play it charmingly!
Osana Najimi (CV. Murakawa Rie)
Osana Najimi is familiar.
She is Tadano-kun's childhood friend. Or rather, she is a childhood friend to everyone. Her communication skills are so high that she can get along with anyone in a matter of minutes, but she seems to have a hard time with Komi because of their "past relationship". She usually wears a skirt and dresses as a "female student," but she used to wear a school run and dress as a "male student" until middle school. Her gender is no longer known.
Q1: What is your impression of this work?
As I was cackling and laughing at the funny gags, I felt that one of the appealing aspects of the film was that it depicted human relationships in such a way that tears of laughter turned into tears of emotion, and that these human relationships were carefully drawn. I think we all want to watch Komi achieve her dreams, but I also think there is a real pleasure in watching her grow up.
Q2: What is your impression of the character you are going to play and what is your enthusiasm for the role?
I will be playing the role of Osana Najimi, a strong character with special abilities who has a mysterious side but also possesses tremendous communication skills. Although she is such a strong character, she fits in so well with everyone that she is everyone's childhood friend, so I hope I can bring out the best of her. I haven't recorded yet, so I don't know how it will turn out, but I'm very happy to be involved in "Komi can’t communicate.” I'll do my best so that everyone can enjoy it!
(C) Oda Tomohito, Shogakukan/Itan Private High School
The 2nd PV for TV anime Ahiru no Sora has been released and features the passionate plays of a freakishly tall basketball club member. Broadcasting information was released at the same time. The series will be aired on TV Tokyo’s channel 6 starting on October 2nd.
「BanG Dream! Girls Band Party!」 and its 4th tie-up with Lawson as of September the 3rd, has been revealed. The campaign is to give out a limited quantity of originals goods which will be sold on a first-come-first-serve basis
From TV anime "JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Golden Wind" comes blazers and pants (slacks) which can be worn together as business suits inspired by Giorno Giovanna and Bruno Bucciarati. Pre-orders are available at "Premium Bandai" until Dec. 26, 2019.
“Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation”, which had been announced to be animated, was decided to be broadcast as TV anime in 2020. In addition, the first visual depicting the four main characters and a PV by the new animation production company “Studio Bind” established for this work were released.