The first live broadcast on the voice actor Toriumi Kohsuke's YouTube channel “Tori-san Gakkyu” will start on May 15, 2020, from 20:00.
“Tori-san Gakkyu” was opened in Apr. 2020, as Toriumi Kohsuke's YouTube channel to have a fun time daily. With regular updates every Tuesday and Friday, various things such as cooking, reading, and dancing were shown.
On the channel's first live broadcast, you can enjoy the feeling of a remote drinking party with Toriumi Kohsuke. Enjoy the last night before Toriumi becomes 47-year-old, who will celebrate his birthday on May 16th, together with him.
The live broadcast on “Tori-san Gakkyu” will start on May 15, 2020, from 20:00.
In “Seiyu to Yoasobi” distributed on “ABEMA” on May 13, 2020, Komatsu Mikako, who is the host on Wednesday, appeared live for the first time after her marriage announcement. Being shy, she said to the viewers, "I apologize for being personal, but... I got married!" Uesaka Sumire, who is also the host, congratulated too and gave her a MOET champagne as a gift before it started distributing. Komatsu happily said, "I'm gonna hold this and go home tonight!"
The theme of “Seiyu to Yoasobi Wed [Komatsu Mikako x Uesaka Sumire]” is “destruction”, but Uesaka said, “Today is not Wednesday of Destruction. It's Wednesday of Celebration!" with full of blessings. “I feel that the happy news of those who have taken care of me for a long time made me so happy as well.”
Uesaka, who "has not participated in the wedding yet", confessed her unique view of wedding, saying, "My impression of wedding is there is gagaku ringing or there are village people celebrating together.."
Since people always ask Komatsu to sing at relatives' weddings, she guessed, "Such a thing could occur to you, Sumipe!" But, Uesaka said with a bitter laugh, "There is no song (of mine) that suits for weddings," and joked, "I'm looking forward to working as a 'wedding destruction contractor' that breaks the common sense of wedding."
For your information, Komatsu has included Uesaka in multiple LINE groups, and after reporting her marriage to all the groups, she also contacted Uesaka personally. Komatsu apologized, "I'm sorry I texted you so many times!" But Uesaka said with a smug look on her face, "Sounds good (to get reported many times) ?" and answered with a smile, "I am grateful for being given happiness again and again.”
(c) AbemaTV, Inc.
ABEMA had aired voice actor remote program "Seiyu Pajama Meeting ~Ima to Kore Kara Tanoshimi ni Naru Namahoushou SP~ (Seiyu Pajama Meeting ~The Live Broadcast Special Program that you can enjoy from now on~)" (Abbreviation "Seiyu Pajama Meeting") on May 9 from 9 PM onward.
This is one of the programs of "Ouchi de Abema (Abema at Home)" dedicated to the current state when time spent at home becomes longer. A total of 11 voice actors, such as Yasumoto Hiroki and Aoi Shouta, had participated remotely and conducted various activities.
The organizer and main MC are Yasumoto Hiroki and Aoi Shouta, while the guests are Shimasaki Nobunaga, Namikawa Daisuke, Tsuda Kenjirou, Toriumi Kohsuke, Onosaka Masaya, Maeno Tomoaki, Nakamura Shuugo, and Yashiro Taku, 11 people in total.
The rare pajama appearances of the voice actors are revealed for the first time!
As mentioned in the title "Seiyu Pajama Meeting", everyone appeared in their pajamas and introduced it during the opening. Toward the guests' comments, "As expected of Yasumoto-san to think of a pajama party", Yasumoto commented back, "Don't you want to look at Aoi Shouta in his pajama" which showed that Yasumoto is enjoying Aoi in his pajama. A lot of comments were received toward Aoi who is wearing a pink silk pajama.
Next is the original corner, "Seiyu's Life Game". Everyone is split into two teams, Yasumoto Team and Aoi Team, and play the "Seiyu's Life Game" which the goals are to "appear in Hollywood". Nakamura showed his energetic enthusiasm saying, "I want to do my best! Ponpoko Pon Pon Pon!", and "All the cute part are taken by Shou-tan (Aoi)!", while he tries his best to appeal his cuteness.
After going through the branching point such as the "Loud Voice Challenge", where everyone shouts as loud as possible, and the punishment game of speaking like an innocent girl, Aoi Team won and appeared in Hollywood due to Nakamura's roulette luck.
Maestro Nobunaga had become a trend!?
After that, the next corner is "Remote Round (music)" suggested by Yashiro. Nobunaga, who become more cheerful after drinking alcohol, had revealed the maestro like a command. Everyone commented, "Maestro Nobunaga!!!!!" and laughed while looking at that Shimasaki. It seems that the audiences had enjoyed this funny moment as "# Nobunaga-kun" had become a trend on Twitter.
Then, it was finally time for the 10 people to sing "Kaeru no Uta (Frog's song)" together. Various voices were mix in the 10 people round such as stunning voice and awkward voice. Despite Yashiro has unveiled a stunning voice, Yasumoto had revealed grief, "I felt bad to the level of 'did it succeed!?", and even the comments were overflow with "Chaos wwww" (www mean hahaha).
Even the lecture on "Face Beautify Massage, which Aoi performed daily, was conducted. After receiving some opinions on the massage such as "It feels great!", "It hurt!", and "That why's Shou-chan look so pretty!", the "reaching for heaven" exercise, where you look upward while sticking out your tongue, is on the brink of causing trouble...
Other than those corners, all the 11 people go all out in various corners such as Maeno and Yasumoto exchanges kisses during the corner where the audiencewas guessing the person from the voice, and Onosaka voice a hot-blooded teacher after exchange place with Shimasaki in the "remote improvisation show".
"It would be nice if 'Seiyu Pajama Meeting' is conducted again"
At the end of the program, various feedbacks such as, "I got hungry due to all the talking but I really enjoyed talking with everyone"(Yashiro Taku), and "Despite the current situation, it would be great if we can enjoyed it peacefully" (Tsuda Kenjirou), were received, and it showed how they enjoyed the broadcast.
With the feedback from the organizer and representative MC, Yasumoto, "Despite the time staying at home had become longer, there is a lot of things that we can enjoy doing at home. If you like this program, do support us as well in the upcoming programs. It would be great if we could do this again", which showed his enthusiasm toward the future program, and it marked the end of the "Seiyu Pajama Meeting".
"Seiyu Pajama Meeting" and "Seiyu Pajama Meeting After Party", featuring Yasumoto & Aoi, can be streamed at "ABEMA Video" now.
The latest visual of the TV anime "Fire Force Season 2" that marks the start of "United Front with Company 2 Arc" from episode 19 "Oze Family", has been revealed.
Also, the additional casts and character were announced, which are Ono Yuuki will be voicing Takigi Oze and Toriumi Kohsuke will be voicing Hajiki. Their comments have been revealed as well.
After the "Haijima's Shinigami Arc" that revolves a three-way battle over the "sixth pillar" between "Special Fire Force Company 8", "Haijima Industries" and the "White Clad", "United Front with Company 2 Arc" will once again take place at the "Netherworld".
While Special Fire Force Company 8 is getting closer to the mystery of the white-clad and the "Evangelist ", Maki was requested to be transfered to the military by her family. While being separated from her precious friends, Special Fire Force Company 8 had once again stepped into the "Netherworld".
What awaits the Special Fire Force Company 8 in their second trip to "Netherworld"? Do look forward to it as the story is approaching the most interesting part.
Also, it was announced that the additional characters in "United Front with Company 2 Arc" are Takigi Oze, Maki's older brother and Tokyo Imperial Army, first lieutenant, criminal detective, and the captain of the Special Fire Force Company 2, Hajiki. Takigi Oze will be voiced by Ono Yuuki while Hajiki will be voiced by Toriumi Kohsuke.
Regarding their appearance, Ono said, "He has a stubborn side but he actually is quite a good guy. After voicing him, I found out that it was quite fun while expressing his emotion!" while Toriumi said "He is quite big-hearted, and not only is he capable in his work, he is also a cool adult that has an extreme humane side.”
TV anime "Fire Force Season 2" is currently being aired on MBS, TBS, BS-TBS, and other 21 channels.
Q1 Do tell us your impression of Takigi Oze.
I was a fan of the original work before this, and I have the thought of "If I was giving an offer to voice character, wouldn't it be Takigi?", so when I actually got the offer, I can't stop smiling...! He has a stubborn side but he actually is quite a good guy. After voicing him, I found out that it was quite fun while expressing his emotion!
Q2 Do give us a message to the fans that are looking forward to this.
The Oze family had finally gathered! This is a very unique family so I am glad to be part of them. Fire Force will be getting more interesting, so do look forward to it as well as the appearance of the Oze family!
Q1 Do tell us your impression of Hajiki.
At first glance, it seems that he is an easygoing person but he actually has a wide perception, good at looking after others, and is quite big-hearted, so he is not only capable in his work, he is also a cool adult that has an extreme humane side.
Q2 Do give us a message to the fans that are looking forward to this.
I'm Toriumi Kohsuke and I will be voicing Hajiki.
It is quite interesting and fantastic work. I really enjoyed it during the recording. Please, do look forward to it
（C）Ookubo Atsushi, Kodansha／Special Fire Force Video PR Section
The author of My Hero Academia, Kohie Horikoshi, revealed two new characters he created to appear in the film, "My Hero Academia Heroes: Rising" (Release Date: December 20th, 2019) - "Chimera" and "Mami".
Shunsuke Takeuchi and Kohsuke Toriumi are also slated to be members of the cast.
The Shinko Music Mook "Ani-PASS Plus #03" will be released on April 12, 2021.
The cover is by Uesaka Sumire. She is wearing a white dress with frills and a hat, a fashion that suits her well.
In the front of the magazine, there is a 30-page special feature titled "Do you know the shape of love?" in reference to Uesaka's release of her 11th single "EASY LOVE”. It is a 30-page feature.
The back cover features Yasuno Kiyono, who talks about her thoughts on her 3rd single "Felicita/echoes".
In addition, Ogura Yui, Ishihara Kaori, Aimi, Suzuki Aina, Suwa Nanaka, and Kondo Reina are featured in this issue.
“Ani-PASS Plus #03” is scheduled for release on April 12 at a price of 1,430 JPY (including tax).
The spy action manga "Tesla Note" by the scriptwriter of "Tiger & Bunny", Nishida Masafumi, has gotten a TV anime adaptation in 2021. The information of the main cast members and staff has been revealed. The teaser visual and PV by the original character designer have been released.
"Tesla Note" is a manga written by Nishida Masafumi and Kubo Tadayoshi while the art is drawn by Sannomiya Kouta that is currently being serialized on "Weekly Shounen Magazine".
It is an action story that depicts the fight of the spies over the invention record "Note" by the genius inventor Nikola Tesla that will determine the fate of the world.
The main cast members are Kohara Konomi as Negoro Botan, Suzuki Tatsuhisa as Kuruma, Maeno Tomokazu as Takamatsu Ryuunosuke, Suwabe Junichi as Mickey Miller, and Kamiya Hiroshi as Oliver Thornton.
Also, the teaser PV depicted the scene where a train suddenly fell from the sky, which gives off the premonition of the huge scale of the action scenes in the main story.
As other information remains unknown, do check out the official website for further announcements.
TV anime "Tesla Note" will broadcast in 2021.
(C) Nishida Masafumi, Kubo Tadayoshi, Sannomiya Kouta, Kodansha/ Mission T
P.A.WORKS, known for "SHIROBAKO" and "Nagi no Asukara", has released the first key visual, PV, and additional cast members from "Shiroi suna no Aquatope" (scheduled to start airing in July 2021), a completely new original animation set in a tiny aquarium in Okinawa.
The key visual depicts four characters, Umisakino Kururu, Miyazawa Fuka, Teruya Tsukimi, and Kudaka Karin, spending time in a place they are all associated with,
In the PV, Umisakino Kukuru is struggling to achieve her dream while being watched over by the people around her, and Miyazawa Fuka, who has given up on her dream but has started on a new path after meeting Kukuru. The PV shows the two meeting and making a decision.
Waki Azumi and Lynn have also been added to the cast.
Azumi Wake will play Teruya Tsukimi, a classmate of Kukuru's and the daughter of the owner of the set menu restaurant "Kame-", and Lynn will play Kudaka Karin, who works at the tourist association in Nanjo City, Okinawa and is a good advisor to Kukuru and her friends. Waki-san and Lynn have sent in their comments.
From U35, the original character designer, we received a comment and an illustration of Tsukimi and Karin.
In addition, it was announced that ARCANA PROJECT will be in charge of the OP and Mia REGINA will be in charge of the ED. The titles of the songs have been decided as the following. For the OP theme "Tayutae, Nanairo" and ED theme "Tsukimi no Shorikago". We will have to wait and see what kind of music it will be.
The TV anime " Shiroi suna no Aquatope " is scheduled to be broadcast on TOKYO MX/BS Fuji/MBS/Ryukyu Broadcasting from July 2021.
Waki Azumi comments
Q1: What is your impression of this film?
Since the story is set in an aquarium in Okinawa, I thought it would be a very beautiful and mysterious work. The dialogue between the characters is very funny and heartwarming, but the creatures and scenery of the aquarium are very beautifully drawn, and I could feel the seriousness of the production staff!
I used to visit aquariums casually, but I think I will look at them and the aquarium staff differently in the future!
Q2: Could you give us your impression of the character you play and your enthusiasm for the role?
Tsukimi is always very excited and is the mood maker for Kukuru and the others! She likes to gossip, makes more noise than anyone else, and has a childish side to her, but her motherly side that she sometimes shows is very attractive.
She's a fun character to play because she's a bit of a joke, but she also does a lot of comedy!
Q1: What is your impression of this work?
It's a work that really strikes a chord with my personal taste. These are life-sized girls with their own problems, and the rich nature of Okinawa is expressed in beautiful pictures. I feel that the balance between the theatrical performance and the fantastic parts is exquisite. I also feel that time is flowing very slowly.
Q2: Could you give us your impression of the character you will be playing and your enthusiasm for the role?
Karin, the character I will be playing, is a little older than Kukuru and the others, so she is very strong and reliable.
However, I also feel that she is still young and has a cute side. I would like to play the role of Karin with all my heart, including her gentle side that watches over the aquarium from the outside and supports it at times.
Character Design: U35 Comment
Karin looks like a flower blooming when she smiles, and has a cute older sister image, while Tsukimi's design is more sunny and lively.
(C) project Tingara
Together with the finale of "Attack on Titan" on "Bessatsu Shounen Magazine" May issue (release date on April 9, 2021), a live broadcast has been decided on Magazine official Youtube "Magazine Channel".
In the live broadcast "Bessatsu Magazine LIVE", the latest information of "Attack on Titan" will be revealed as well as the introduction of the readers' memory on "Attack on Titan". As the spoilers on the finale of "Attack on Titan" will be mentioned in the live broadcast, so take caution of it if you are a first-comer or for those who only read the manga volume.
Also, the introduction of "your memory on 'Attack on Titan'" are being collected on Twitter. Please tweet your memory with the hashtag "#別マガ思い出の進撃表紙" (Bessatsu Magazine's Memory of Attack on Titan Cover Page).
"Attack on Titan" will end on the "Bessatsu Shounen Magazine" May issue that will be on sale on April 9, 2021. "Bessatsu Magazine LIVE" will be held at 8:00 PM, on April 14, 2021, on Magazine official Youtube "Magazine Channel".
To commemorate the 20th anniversary of the broadcast of "Kamen Rider Agito", all 51 episodes will be available for free on the Toei official YouTube channel specialized in Tokusatsu, "Toei Tokusatsu YouTube Official". It will be streamed as YouTube Premieres, which lets the users watch the shows at the same time and chat with each other during the show.
"Kamen Rider Agito" was produced as the 2nd "Heisei Kamen Rider" following "Kamen Rider Kuuga" and was broadcast on TV Asahi-related channels from 2001 to 2002.
The mysterious and spectacular story revolves around Agito "the man who's already a Kamen Rider", G3 "the man who wants to become a Kamen Rider", and Gills "the man who unintentionally became a Kamen Rider". The cast includes Kashuu Toshiki, Kaname Jun, and the former "Junretsu" member, Tomoi Yuusuke.
The free streaming on "Toei Tokusatsu YouTube Official" starts on March 13 and will be on YouTube Premieres every Saturday from 9:00 p.m. Let's enjoy this opportunity to watch "Kamen Rider Agito", which reached its 20th anniversary, and chat with other fans.
(C) Ishimori Pro, Toei
The 11th volume of "Chainsaw Man", of which Part 1 of the original manga is completed and will also be made into an anime, was released on March 4, 2021. To commemorate this, a countdown video for the release was streamed on the YouTube "Jump Channel". In addition, a special website that was opened on the release date featured highly commended comments from ACANe and film director Iwai Shunji.
“Chainsaw Man" is a popular work serialized by Fujimoto Tatsuki in "Weekly Shonen Jump", which won first place in the male version of "This Manga is Amazing! 2021" and the 66th Shogakukan Manga Award.
The second issue of "Weekly Shonen Jump" released on December 14, 2020 will be the final issue, and at the same time, it was announced that there will be an anime adaptation and the second part will be serialized in "Shonen Jump +", which caused a sensation.
This time, two measures were announced to commemorate the release of the 11th volume of the manga, which marks the completion of the first part of the series in "Weekly Shonen Jump".
The first is an 11-hour countdown video content on YouTube's "Jump Channel" from 1 pm on March 3 to midnight on March 4.
The video will be set in the living room of the Hayakawa family and will feature a look back at the story and scenes of each character, and using the comment function on YouTube, fans will be able to talk about their memories of the work and wait for the release.
The second is the highly commended comments from ACANe and film director Iwai Shunji titled "#ChainsawManPart1completion” posted on a special website to commemorate the completion of the first part, which was released at midnight on March 4.
In addition, if you post a message on Twitter after midnight on March 4 with the hashtag "#ChainsawManPart1completion", the message will be posted on the special website, and there will also be a "surprise present" for them.
The 11th volume of "Chainsaw Man" is on sale on March 4 for 440 JPY (tax excluded).
[The full text of the comments is below]
ACANe from "Zutto Mayonaka de Iinoni.”
I love the fact that even in the midst of the sweat, where there is no room for raising a flag, I can actually sympathize with the true meaning of a single frame.
Even if we can't all sympathize with it, it gives us a sense of superiority in our own unique way. It's also a good reference book for songwriting about emotions. Boom!
In addition to the world depicted, it is as if another phantom forms an image in my brain. What a mysterious work.
(C) Fujimoto Tatsuki/Shueisha
From the 3rd season of "Mr. Osomatsu", which is currently on air, it has been announced that Irino Miyu as Todomatsu will set about the original goods-producing project. Videos following the project will be uploaded on YouTube.
"Mr. Osomatsu" is based on a popular comedy comic "Osomatsu-kun" written by Akatsuka Fujio. The 1st season was aired in October 2015, 2nd in October 2017, and "Osomatsu-san the Movie" was released in March 2019. The latest work is the 3rd season.
Irino Miyu, who is in charge of goods production, has been saying that he wants to make 'Mr. Osomatsu' goods, and finally his long-awaited 'Irino Miyu no Goods Kaihatsu-Shitsu (Irino Miyu's Goods Development Division)' has begun.
Along with the project started, a video, following the first meeting of the goods development division, has been revealed, featuring Irino Miyu, talking about his enthusiasm in front of the staff of "Mr. Osomatsu" production committee, saying 'I will produce Mr. Osomatsu's goods that have not been made so far'.
'Irino Miyu Goods Kaihatsu-Shitsu' will be occasionally uploaded on 'Mr. Osomatsu' official YouTube. Please check out what kind of goods Irino Miyu will be producing.
(C)Akatsuka Fujio / Mr. Osomatsu 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.
“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.