As a replacement of the exhibitions canceled due to the widespread of COVID-19, DMM.com corporation has decided to launch a free of charge online exhibition space for business negotiations and announcements in their bid to show support to the anime industry. Each corporation's exhibit as well as their related partners will have free of charge entry and the exhibition will commence in the later half of Jun. 2020.
“Anime online Exhibition” was decided to be held as a substitute for negotiations and planned events being cancelled due to the continuing tough conditions of the state of emergency declaration. DMM.com came up with this idea: “to create a place to talk about works currently in progress and plans that have been stalled” and “to bring as much enjoyment as they can to the world with anime by utilizing this space”. Hence, with that in mind, an online space where people from the anime industry and their partners can mingle, negotiate and do announcements was created.
With the offline exhibition set-up as a base of reference, the “Anime online Exhibition” consists of similar new product stages, negotiation booths etc. Online meetings are scheduled to be held on zoom. Only those who have pre-registered are allowed entry into the event space and each exhibiting company is currently accepting registrations for negotiations.
DMM is bearing all costs for the exhibition in a bid to contribute to the business of the anime industry. It is free of charge to exhibit and companies such as publishing firms to voice acting agencies, goods manufacturers, licensing companies (both domestic and abroad), and industries even slightly related to the anime industry are strongly encouraged to consider joining this event.
The “Anime online Exhibition”'s company registration is open from 19 May ~ 5 Jun. 2020. In addition, registration for companies or individuals who wish to enter the space will commence at a later date.
Trading goods of "Gintama", "Bungou Stray Dogs", "BLEACH", etc., which were supposed to be sold at Broccoli's booth at "Anime Japan 2020", are on sale at "AmiAmi Online Shop".
The lineup is of 9 types of goods from 8 different titles, including "Gintama", "Bungou Stray Dogs", "BLEACH", and "Kuroko's Basketball".
They are all trading goods centering on acrylic badges.
The products are available at "AmiAmi Online Shop" from May 16, 2020.
(C)Sorachi Hideaki / Shueisha・TV Tokyo・BNP・Aniplex
(C)Fujimaki Tadatoshi / Shueisha・Kuroko's Basketball Production Committee
(C)Konomi Takeshi / Shueisha・NAS・The New Prince of Tennis Project
(C)Kishimoto Masashi Scott / Shueisha・TV Tokyo・Pierrot
(C)Kubo Taito / Shueisha・TV Tokyo・dentsu・Pierrot
(C)Furudate Haruichi / Shueisha・"Haikyuu!!" Production Committee・MBS
(C)Asagiri Kafka・Harukawa Sango / KADOKAWA / 2019 Bungou Stray Dogs Production Committee
The “Anime Business Forum” will be held in Kyoto, where it is committed in supporting creators of manga and anime and promoting the development of anime and manga, on Mar. 2, 2020. Seminars and a networking event will be conducted and instructors, who are active in the industry, are invited. It will be composed of Part 1, "Seminar on Anime Utilization - Learning about Collaboration between Expanding Anime and Different Industries!-" and Part 2, "Local Anime Studio Symposium -Making Kyoto the Second Base of the Anime Industry!"
There are not only well-established companies but also headquarters of major companies and venture companies dotted in Kyoto where the Anime Business Forum will be held. They say that in recent years, studios such as LIDENFILMS, SANZIGEN, GRAPHINICA, Magic Bus have been established one after another by Tokyo's anime productions, in Kyoto, and they aim to create opportunities for such local companies and animation producers to match each other in the "Anime Business Forum.''
Part 1 of the "Anime Business Forum" is for those who are interested in utilizing anime for their business. Based on the rapid increase of commercials and web videos using anime, a networking event and "Seminar on Anime Utilization - Learning about Collaboration between Expanding Anime and Different Industries!-" will be held.
At the seminar, CHARACTER DATABANK Representative Director Rikukawa Kazuo, Editor-in-chief of HAKUHODO Gari-Gari Editing Department Hayashi Ryutaro, Director of LIDENFILMS Kyoto Studio Sakamoto Kazuya, and Producer of above mentioned company Edo Hidekuni will be on stage and will provide basic courses on anime usage, such as company advertisement/commercials/branding, the flow of producing anime, and a sense of budget and schedule.
They are currently recruiting participants targeting creators and students who want to enliven Kyoto and the local anime industries in Part 2 “Local Anime Studio Symposium -Making Kyoto the Second Base of the Anime Industry!”
Sakamoto Kazuya from LIDENFILMS Kyoto Studio, Komiya Akihiro from GRAPHINICA Kyoto Studio, Yukisada Kimihiro from Asahi Production Shiraishi Studio that are active in the local region including Kyoto, and Uda Hideo from the anime production company STUDIO COLORIDO, and Sakoda Yuuki from Pancake, that have been searching for how new local anime studios should be, will meet together to broadly discuss “how new local animation studios should be” such as the benefits and challenges at local studios, the evolution of workflows that utilize digital technology, and proposals to the government.
Matsumoto Atsushi, a journalist and researcher, and Kiyabu Chiaki, the original otaku talent will host.
Details and application for each seminar can be found on the official website.
AnimeJapan 2020, the world's largest anime event (will be held Mar. 21-24, 2020), has begun “Business Visitor Registration” on Jan. 28. During the exhibition, there will be business seminars for domestic business by using the anime contents.
AnimeJapan's “Business Area” provides a place where many business opportunities can be created based on the “expansion and growth of the anime-related business market” and it will be held for 2 days on weekdays, Mar. 23 and 24 after the Public Days this year as well.
During the exhibition, there will be booths of leading companies in the Japanese anime industry and anime event organizations, and also, this year, there will be seminars open to those who want to have a business utilizing anime contents as a plan focusing on revitalizing domestic business via anime.
In addition, there will be some plans prepared for those who are considering entering the anime business, such as setting up a point of contact for businesses in different industries related to the anime business for the first time, and exhibiting actual examples of collaboration between anime and different industries.
Pre-registration for “Business Visitor Registration” is free. Please note that registration on the day requires a fee of 1,500 JPY (tax included). For more information, go to "EventRegist"'s “AnimeJapan 2020 Business Visitor Pre-Registration” page.
The anime industry employment fair "W@ku Work 2021" will be held on Mar. 3, 2020, to match the employees and the youth that want to have a career in the industry. "W@ku Work 2021: Creative Jobs", which specializes in creative jobs in the industry such as animators, background art, and CG related jobs, will be held on the next day (Mar. 4, 2020).
"W@ku Work" is an employment fair specialized in the anime industry for the undergrads who are expected to graduate in March of 2020 or 2021 and those who recently graduated that have working experience.
There will be many booths of anime studios such as; Orange Co., Ltd., KINEMA CITRUS Co., Ltd., CoMix Wave Films Inc., and TRIGGER Inc., along with production companies, merchandise manufacturers, and media related companies. Many jobs that don't require the skill of drawing are also taking applications.
As a new attempt, "W@ku Work 2021: Creative Jobs", specialized in creative jobs in the industry such as animators, background art, and CG related jobs, will also be held.
The fair aims to match the anime studio employees to the undergrads who are expected to graduate in March of 2020 or 2021 and those who recently graduated that have working experience and want to have a career in creative jobs related to the anime industry.
The event dates are; Mar. 3, 2020 for "W@ku Work 2021" and Mar. 4, 2020 for "W@ku Work 2021: Creative Jobs".
The largest manga/anime event in western Japan, "Kyoto International Manga Anime Fair 2020" (known as Kyo Mafu) has been decided to be held on Sep. 19 and 20, 2020 at Miyako Messe (Kyoto Industrial Hall) and other venues. The lottery application of prior admission tickets started on Aug. 5.
This time, voice actor, Yashiro Taku and VTuber, ChroNoiR (Nijisanji) will serve as "Kyo Mafu 2020 Welcome Ambassadors".
The “Kyoto International Manga Anime Fair 2020” will be held, taking the maximum measures against infectious diseases considering of the operation based on the “new lifestyle” with the health and safety of visitors, exhibitors, and people involved the first priority.
Yashiro and ChroNoiR, who have been appointed as Ambassadors of Kyo Mafu 2020, will also introduce the appeals of Kyo Mafu in various ways not only on the day of the event but also during the exhibition period.
Moreover, the Kyoto edition of the Sound AR app "Niji Meguri" that leads you around the cities in Kyoto with the members of the virtual live project "Nijisanji" has also been decided.
"Kyoto International Manga Anime Fair 2020" will be held on Sep. 19 and 20. For details, visit the official website.
It has been announced that nominated works in competition category of the "Tokyo Anime Award Festival (hereafter: TAAF)", which could not be held in Mar. 2020, will be screened at Shin-Bungeiza in Ikebukuro on Sep. 26 and 27. At the same time, the screening schedule has been released, and tickets are on sale now.
"TAAF" is an international animation film festival that becomes independent as a developed version of the "Tokyo Anime Award", which used to be held as part of the "Tokyo International Anime Fair".
With the purposes "To develop and promote the animation culture and industry in Tokyo by discovering and supporting people who will become the next generation of animation production", and "Dispatching the appeal of Tokyo and contributing to the promotion of tourism in Tokyo", and the slogan "Make Tokyo the hub of animation", high-quality original films from around the world are being screened in Tokyo. It is aiming to have animation lovers from around the world to communicate with each other, to provide creators and viewers inspiration and excitement, and to use this excitement and inspiration to transmit a new wave of animation from Tokyo to the world. The four long animated nominated films that received nominations in competition category of "TAAF2020" are "The Snow Queen: Mirrorlands", "Fritzi - A Revolutionary Tale", "Marona's Fantastic Tale", and "The Swallows of Kabul". Each of the chosen work has completely different expression method and after the screening, the interview with each creators are scheduled to be screened.
Moreover, short animated films include diverse works such as worldwide comedies that get you a belly laugh, stories that leave you with warm feelings, thoughtful messages, and moving images. Especially nowadays, when there are so many animations made with using hybrid feel that leave a feeling of touches, such as stop motion and 3DCG, handwriting and digital.
"TAAF2020" competition section nomination works screening will be held on Sep. 26 and 27 at Shin-Bungeiza in Ikebukuro.
Also, "TAAF2021" will be held in Ikebukuro from Mar. 12 to Mar. 15, 2021.
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A collaboration between the TV anime "Bleach" and "CookpadTV" has been decided. "cookpad studio Soul Reaper Festival", an event in which you can enjoy special menus expressing the world of "Bleach", will be held at "cookpad studio", the live cooking studio in Osaka, from Aug. 7, 2020.
At the 9th "cookpad studio" collaboration, "cookpad studio Soul Reaper Festival", the world of "Bleach" will be examined from the perspective of food. There are specials menus that pursue looks and tastes, such as "Bankai! Ichogo's Substitute Soul Reaper Salisbury Steak", "Byakuya's Scatter, Senbonzakura Cod Roe Peperoncino", and "Sorry... Gin's Pure White Anmitsu".
All dishes and drinks come with original novelties, and "cookpad studio Soul Reaper Festival" limited goods will be sold during the collaboration event.
There are three 65-inch monitors on which you can enjoy original cooking videos and BGMs of "cookpad studio Soul Reaper Festival". Let's enjoy the high-quality menu and immerse ourselves in the world of "Bleach".
"cookpad studio Soul Reaper Festival" is a reservation-only event held at "cookpad studio" from Aug. 7 to Sep. 2. Check out the official website for further information.
From "Sumikko Gurashi the Movie", a simultaneous viewing program "Watch at Home Sumicco Movie Summer Vacation Screening" will be held. It will start Aug. 8, 2020.
"Sumikko Gurashi the Movie" is an animation movie based on San-X original characters that had been released on the big screen in Nov. 2019. With a wide range of fans from children to adults, the number of viewers has exceeded 1.2 million. After the release in Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Thailand in the summer of 2020, the story has been spreading around the world.
At the screening event to be held this time, everyone will start watching at the same time on Blu-ray, DVD, or streaming. In this project, you can share your thoughts, support, and status on SNS while enjoying and watching the program together.
Many elementary and junior high schools are out during the summer vacation, and so broadcast will start at 8:00 pm on Aug. 8 because this year is a Sumikko Gurashi's 8th anniversary.
Also, to promote the screening, illustrations drawn by Sumikko Gurashi's original artist, Yomikozo Yuri (San-X), have arrived.
Sumikko and the others have shown enjoying the movie in their respective ways in front of the monitor.
"Watch at Home Sumicco Movie Summer Vacation Screening" broadcast will start at 8:00 P.M. on Aug. 8, 2020.
(C) 2019 Japan Sumikko Gurashi Association Film Club
The new release date of the animation movie "Love Me, Love Me Not", which was postponed due to the novel coronavirus, was set on Sep. 18, 2020.
At the same time, comments from four voice actors, including Shimazaki Nobuminaga, Saito Souma, Han Megumi, Suzuki Marika, author of the original Sakisaka Io, and director Kuroyanagi Toshimasa have arrived.
The original work "Love Me, Love Me Not" is a girl's manga, total sales of which have exceeded 5 million copies, that is the final part of the "Io Sakisaka Seishun trilogy", which continues the genealogy of "Strobe Edge" and "Blue Spring Ride".
It is a story about the love pattern between four high school students that shows how they are growing up while struggling to face themselves and others every day, and the live-action movie version will be released on Aug. 14.
The animated film was produced by A-1 Pictures known for Sword Art Online under the direction of Kuroyanagi Toshimasa known for "The Great Passage".
Han Megumi plays Yamamoto Akari, who is serious and active about romance but is not good at expressing herhis true feelings, Shimazaki Nobuminaga plays the Yamamoto Rio, who has a conflict being the Akari's brother-in-law, Saito Souma plays Inui Kazuomi, Yuna's childhood friend, and a straightforward young man, who looks cold around himher, Saito Souma plays Inui Kazuomi, Yuna's childhood friend, and a straightforward young man, who looks cold around her, and Suzuki Marika debuts with a role of Ichihara Yuna, who tends to "airhead" and is reluctant to love.
Please check out the restart of a life-size youth love story.
The animation movie "Love Me, Love Me Not" will be released nationwide on Sep. 18, 2020.
Detailed information about theater advance ticket sales, which have been postponed, will be announced on the official website later.
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[Shimazaki Nobuminaga (Rio)]
Finally! The release date for the animation movie "Love Me, Love Me Not" is set now! I'm so happy!
I think everyone has suffered a lot, and it's still not the end but if you try hard, you'll have a wonderful reward! I've seen finished work a little while ago, and it is a very good youth drama.
I'm grateful for the efforts of all movie staff, including director Kuroyanagi.
I think that "Love Me, Love Me Not" is a work that has a sense of reality in which people of all ages can feel empathy from their actual experiences.
That's why you can get into the story and be attracted.
I would be happy if we could feel the youth in the theater together.
[Saito Souma (Kazuomi)]
Congratulations on the release date! I am very happy to finally show it to you.
Even if I try to convey my feelings, I will be misunderstood... I think this kind of "unsuccessfulness" is very carefully and warmly drawn in this work.
It's not just a beautiful, it's a wonderful work that will touch your heart!
Please welcome "Love Me, Love Me Not".
[Han Megumi (Akari)]
Finally, this story for everyone...I'm really happy.
Every day I feel the blessing of everyday life.
At that time, it is good to watch this movie and spend a moment together with family, friends, and loved ones...
I hope you will feel the irreplaceable time drawn with the changes of the four seasons at the theater.
[Suzuki Marika (Yuna)]
I'm glad to finally be able to bring you the animation movie "Love Me, Love Me Not".
I think that many people could not meet their family and friends in the past few months, and once again realized the importance of their existence.
This work also depicts the importance of family and friends, and I think it gives the courage to move forward.
Difficult time continues, but I will be happy if you can make a step forward even after you've seen this work.
[Sakisaka Io (Author of original)]
I am so happy that the new release date has been announced.
I think many people are still suffering from strange things in what they used to call their daily life.
That's why I wish you will see how the characters in this work are struggling in restrictions, but put another person higher than themselves, and seek what they can do within those limitations. I hope many people will see it.
[Kuroyanagi Toshimasa (director)]
Among all theу chaos I'm struggling with, this is the light in the darkness. In a situation where the staff members couldn't meet each other properly, each of them worked hard until the end to finish this movie.
I am so grateful for the preciousness of my colleagues and for being able to release it at the theater.
I wouldn't be happierso happy if everyone who had been looking forward to the movie would be glad to see Yuna, Akari, and others in action.
(C) 2020 animation movie "Love Me, Love Me Not" Production Committee
(C) Sakisaka Io/Shueisha
"M.A.G-NET ONLINE Charity FES..@Tokyo Skytree Town" (abbreviated as MagChari), a charity video program in support of medical workers that sees the participation of voice actors and celebrities from the entertainment industry, was live streamed on Youtube in Jun. 27, 2020.
The show featured one of the announcers on the Nippon Broadcasting System radio network, Yoshida Hisanori, aka "Yopie", as the main MC. In addition, guests included Otsuka Akio, Kaneda Tomoko, Kamiya Akira, Kiyama Ryuu, Koiwai Kotori, Sasaki Nozomu, Shimamoto Sumi, Sugomori, Suwa Michihiko, Toyoda Takumi, Harada Sayaka, Hirano Fumi, Hirayama Emi, Furukawa Toshio, Kakinuma Shino, POKImari, Maekawa Ryouko, Morita Masakazu, Yashiro Azuki, Yamada Marina, and the manga artist Satonaka Machiko, who joined the show as a secret guest.
Since many of the guests found it difficult to work under the influence of the new coronavirus, they were asked to talk about their vacation period and how they spent it.
Especially for the voice actors, where the three conditions that facilitate the transmission of infectious diseases (closed spaces, crowds, and close contact) are inevitable, it was the first time in their long artistic career that something like this had happened. One of the most common ways that the voice actors spent their time in self-restraint was to "immerse themselves in their hobbies".
Furthermore, some guests gave a different answer about it, such as; "I took this opportunity to watch my own works that I was too busy to watch", and "I decluttered and exhumed some treasures here and there".
"M.A.G-NET ONLINE Charity FES..@Tokyo Skytree Town" will be open to the public until Jul. 31.
Also, by applying to a lottery on the crowdfunding site "Makuake", fans have the opportunity to buy the charity goods brought by the guests to the show. The money raised will be used for medical supplies to support the medical workers.
The release of the live-action movie "Tokyo Revengers" that is based on the "Tokyo Revengers" manga, which is serialized in "Weekly Shonen Magazine", announced a postponement from the scheduled date of Oct. 9th, 2020. The reason for the postponement is the coronavirus infection spreading. We have also received a comment from director Hanabusa Tsutomu.
"Tokyo Revengers" is a manga serialized in "Weekly Shonen Magazine" by Wakui Ken, who is famous for "Shinjuku Swan". In addition to the live-action movie, TV anime series have also been announced.
The explanation of the postponement that has been published on the official website says: "It is a result of repeated studies of countermeasures to the domestic situation caused by the spread COVID-19".
The new release date will be announced as soon as it is decided.
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Director Hanabusa Tsutomu
It took a long time to go between past and present Takemichi, shooting Mikey and Dragon, shooting Naoto, disturbing Kisaki...
I'm really sorry! Everyone who is looking forward to the release, please wait a little longer for the release!
C) Wakui Ken / Kodansha
The movie "Sore Ike! Anpanman: Fuwa Fuwa Fuwari to Kumo no Kuni" is set to be aired in summer 2021. The release had been postponed due to the spread of the new coronavirus.
The setting of "Soreike! Anpanman the Movie Fluffy Fuwari and the Cloud Country" is a place called "Cloud Country", which travels to distribute clouds that can make rain and rainbows to various towns and stars in order for flowers and plants to be healthy. A cloud baby born in Cloud Country runs across Baikinman and his friends. After meeting them, the baby gets the name Fuwari and quickly grows while developing a bond with Dokin-chan.
The production committee of the movie commented; "After much deliberation about the impact of the new coronavirus, we have decided to release the film in summer 2021", and then it added; "To all the fans who were looking forward to the release, we sincerely apologize for the delay".
Info about the new release date and early bird tickets will be announced on the movie's official website as soon as it is decided.
The movie "Soreike! Anpanman the Movie Fluffy Fuwari and the Cloud Country" is set to premiere nationwide in summer 2021.
(C) Yanase Takashi / Froebel-Kan, TMS, NTV (C) Yanase Takashi / Anpanman Production Committee 2020
The CG animation for "Star Wars: Resistance", which was handled by Polygon Pictures Co. Ltd. , was nominated for best in U.S. prime time television programming awards called "Primetime Emmy Awards" for two consecutive years.
"Star Wars: Resistance" takes place before the events of the movie "Star Wars: The Force Awakens", and it shows the setting of "Star Wars" through the "aerial's race and aerial battle", which is a new type of TV series despite it being an official history in the work.
To Polygon Picture, "Star Wars: Resistance" is the sequel to the full 3DCG TV series "Star Wars: Clone Wars" and is the latest TV series for "Star Wars" in which they handled the animation.
In the "45th Saturn Award", it has won the "Best Animated Series on Television", and it was also nominated in the "71st Primetime Emmy Awards" under "Outstanding Children's Program", making it to be nominated for two consecutive years.
Up until now, animation works produced by Polygon Pictures has won a total of 5 awards in "Daytime Emmy Awards", and also "International Emmy Awards" in the main category". This is their second nomination in the "Primetime Emmy Awards".
Regarding the futures, Polygon Pictures commented, "We want to deliver a tremendously high-quality work that is not done by others to the world" as their mission and putting efforts in developing Japan's proud animation business to the world.
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Shueisha will open manga posting and reading website for female readers called "Manga Meets" for the first time within the industry. Girls magazines such as "Ribbon", "Margaret", "Bessatsu Margaret", "Cookie", "Kokohana", and a manga app for girls called "Digital Margaret" assembled regardless of its form of media, and the service itself will start from Aug. 26, 2020.
"Manga Meets" is the manga posting website for girls. Not only the users can be applied for multiple magazine awards, but they can also see the competition results and make a reservation for online manga quality check by the publishers and editors.
Not only the authors can freely post and serialize their original work, but the readers can also read them and editors can find unknown authors with outstanding abilities by using the app.
Setting "encounter" as their keyword, the providers aim for the place where the authors and editors can meet with each other and works.
In advance to the beginning of service from Aug. 26, the teaser website was opened and official Twitter and LINE accounts have been started from Aug. 3. Two new manga awards will be created and detailed information will be posted on the teaser website.
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Goal and target of "Manga Meets"
We hear voices from the authors that they "have no clue which magazine fits best for their style".
In the manga industry, where a way of consuming manga varied and gains several forms of media to appeal their work, the authors, who want to be a manga author, are having a hard time finding their best manga platform to work on.
We created this website because we need to take away barriers created by forms of media, in order to create a place where the editors easily can contact the authors with outstanding abilities and ideas, regarding that Shueisha has been supporting multiple manga titles for girls over the years.
Any genre is welcomed if the manga targets girls and ladies. The genre is not limited to "romance".
Avex Technologies Co., Ltd. released "Kanojo wa Utau, Dakara Boku wa. (She sings, so I am.)", which was entirely produced by remotework using "AniCast Maker". It is a cutting edge anime production tool that enables anyone to produce an anime easily.
Avex Technologies Co., Ltd. was founded in May, 2019 under the corporate mission "the Creation of Next-Generation IPs", and have been working on research and development of technologies to support that. In collaboration with Avex Pictures, Inc., which focuses on the anime related business, the company has been conducting a project to develop a cutting edge anime production tool "AniCast Maker", which makes it possible to produce an anime with less human resources, cost, and time, to accelerate "the Creation of Next-Generation IPs" centered on anime.
As a result from the experiment to produce videos with "AniCast Maker" by remotework, the company has produced and released a 7 minutelong original animation video "Kanojo wa Utau, Dakara Boku wa."
"Kanojo wa Utau, Dakara Boku wa." was directed by Sakai Nobukazu, who used to work for a PC game brand "minori" as an author, director, and producer. It took only 6 staff and 2 months to be produced.
This is a successful example of producing anime by remotework even though anime/video related businesses are struggling with producing works due to the spread of COVID-19.
The official "Mobile Suit Gundam" series online portal, "GUNDAM.INFO" website will host a series of short columns titled "Business no Hinto wa Uchuu Seiki ni Ari! ~Gundam Meets Business~" (Business Hints are in the Universal Century! ~Gundam Meets Business~).
The entries will be handled by "GMB", the marketing team behind the success of the series, which comprises of members such as Otobe Daisuke, known for his article "Hito wa Naze Gundam wo Aishiteshimauka?" (Why do people love Gundam?) .
This initiative aims to cover business problems that the Gundam series is facing such as lack of experience and dealing with unexpected issues.
The publication will also explore a variety of topics such as management, strategy, leadership, vision, professionalism, design, human resource development, and working culture as analyzed through the lens of "Mobile Suit Gundam".
"Business no Hinto wa Uchuu Seiki ni Ari! ~Gundam Meets Business~" will kick off on Jul. 22, 2020 at the GUNDAM.INFO website.
(C) Sotsu - Sunrise
The 2nd PV for TV anime Ahiru no Sora has been released and features the passionate plays of a freakishly tall basketball club member. Broadcasting information was released at the same time. The series will be aired on TV Tokyo’s channel 6 starting on October 2nd.
「BanG Dream! Girls Band Party!」 and its 4th tie-up with Lawson as of September the 3rd, has been revealed. The campaign is to give out a limited quantity of originals goods which will be sold on a first-come-first-serve basis
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.