It has been announced on the TV anime series official website that the broadcast of the second chapter of the TV anime “Haikyuu!! TO THE TOP”, which was scheduled to be broadcast from Jul. 2020, has been postponed due to the spread of the novel coronavirus.
The TV anime “Haikyuu!! TO THE TOP” is based on the original manga by Furudate Haruichi, which is serialized in Weekly Shonen Jump. This work is the 4th season of TV anime series and in the 1st chapter the characters of Hinata Shouyou (voice: Murase Ayumu), Kageyama Tobio (voice: Ishikawa Kaito) and other from the Karasuno High School Volleyball Club training for the Spring High School National Tournament have been depicted.
According to the production committee, “'Haikyuu!! TO THE TOP' Part 2, which was scheduled to be broadcast from Jul. 2020, has been postponed due to the safety measures taken to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus”.
In addition, “We will continue to carefully proceed with the production with the utmost attention to the safety measures taken against the new coronavirus from now on. Thank you for your understanding.”
Details about the new broadcast schedule will be announced on the official social media account as soon as it will be decided.
(C) Furudate Haruichi/ Shueisha “Haikyuu!!” Production Committee / MBS
It has been announced that the broadcast of the summer 2020 anime series "When They Cry", initially scheduled for Jul., was postponed due to the spread of Novel Coronavirus.
A new broadcast date will be announced on the official website and Twitter as soon as the decision is made.
The original work of " When They Cry" is a horror and mystery novel game by Ryukishi 07/07th Expansion. The game depicts the incidents occurring in the isolated village Hinamizawa in the summer of the 58th year of the Showa era.
The 1st season of the anime was released in 2006, and since then, it has been adopted in many forms of media, including the 2nd season, OVA, live-action movies, and TV drama.
(C) 2020 Ryukishi07/When They Cry Production Committee
The broadcast of the TV anime "Hypnosis Mic -Division Rap Battle- Rhyme Anima", which was scheduled to start in Jul. 2020, was decided to be postponed until Oct. They explain this delay is due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
This a TV anime adaption of the music-based character rap project, "Hypnosis Mic -Division Rap Battle-".
The release of the work's first official book, "Hypnosis Mic -Division Rap Battle- Official Guide Book", initially scheduled to be released on Jun. 25, has also been delayed to Sep. 2.
Along with it, they have announced that the stageplay, "'Hypnosis Mic -Division Rap Battle-' Rule the Stage -track.2-", which had been canceled, is being re-scheduled to be performed in Aug.
"Hypnosis Mic -Division Rap Battle- 5th LIVE@AbemaTV 《SIX SHOTS UNTIL THE DOME》", the special program which was aired on ABEMA in March and had over 3 million views, will be released as a Blu-ray and DVD. All 27 songs performed in the show will be recorded. The Blu-ray is priced at 8,000 JPY (tax excluded) and DVD at 7,000 JPY (tax excluded), and they will be released on Aug. 19.
(C)"Hypnosis Mic -Division Rap Battle-" Rhyme Anima Production Committee
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On Apr. 9, Shueisha had announced the delay on the release of the latest volume of the manga, which was supposed to be on May. 1, on the "Weekly Shounen Jump" official website.
The explanation on the "Weekly Shounen Jump" official website said, "It was decided based on the perspective to halt the spread of the Novel Coronavirus." The release date for a total of 32 manga such as volume 20 of "Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba", Volume 43 of "Haikyuu!!", etc., will be changed.
Shueisha said while seeking for comprehension, "Regarding this inconvenience, we would like to apologize from the bottom of our heart to our beloved reader fans, bookstores, who are trying their best, and to all related personnel. We will inform you once again if there are any further changes. We would appreciate it if you could understand our decision."
It was announced that the new release date is on May. 13, 2020.
From the TV anime "Haikyu!! TO THE TOP", a key visual for the second cool, which will start broadcasting in Jul. 2020, has been released. It is an enthusiastic piece that delivers a lively feeling at the Karasuno High School vs. Inarizaki High School game.
June is here and the summer season is just around the corner.
The new titles scheduled to air in summer 2020 have a wide variety of highly anticipated original titles, hot titles fans wanted to see an anime adaption of, and sequels of popular titles. So, which title is the most popular among Anime!Anime! readers?
To answer this question we conducted an survey asking, "Which Summer 2020 Anime Do You Have High Expectations Of?" We received 232 votes during the voting period from Jun. 8 through Jun. 15. There were about the same number of male and female voters with a gender ratio of 47% male to 53% female, and the age range leaned to the younger side with 45% under 19 and 30% in their 20s.
※The choices included all animes announced on their official website as "broadcasting scheduled from July" as of 12:00 p.m. Jun. 8. We did not exclude the titles that were later announced to be delayed.
※The titles that were announced to be delayed as of 12:00 p.m. Jun. 8 are excluded from the choices.
■"Re:Zero" was at the top. Popular series ranked high in this survey.
1st place went to "Re:Zero − Starting Life in Another World" 2nd season with roughly 20% of the votes.
This anime is based on the fantasy novel published by "MF Bunko J". The 1st season was aired from Apr. to Sep. 2016. OVAs were played at theaters in 2018 and 2019, and there was a re-edited version of the 1st series aired from Jun. to Apr. 2020.
Readers have expressed their expectations towards the show in comments, such as "I've been waiting for this sequel! I can't wait to see Emilia-tan and Ram," "I'm excited to see how the despair even deeper than the 1st season will be depicted," and "The re-edited version ended leading to the 2nd season, so it made me look forward to how the story will continue."
Since the airing was delayed from Apr. due to the spread of COVID-19, many fans were looking forward to this title, "I have even higher expectations because I couldn't watch it in spring!"
Coming in 2nd was "Sword Art Online: Alicization – War of Underworld" 2nd cour with roughly 15% of the votes.
This is a popular series published by "Dengeki Bunko". It's a smash hit with a TV anime series that started in Jul. 2012, and a film in 2017.
"The Alicization arc that started in Oct. 2018 is finally going to end. The OP & ED songs by Reona & Aoi Eir, who both worked on the previous theme songs, makes it even better! I can't find a reason not to watch it," and "The PV is as good as a movie! I can feel the passion put into this last chapter," show how hyped the fans are.
The airing of this title was also delayed from Apr., so there were comments like, "I've waited so long for this. I can't wait anymore!"
3rd place went to "Fire Force Season 2" with roughly 13% of the vote.
This is a dark fantasy serialized in "Weekly Shonen Magazine". The 1st season was aired in 2019. It received comments such as, "I was looking forward to the broadcast of a new season! The PV with intensifying development and impressive battles is worth to watch," and "I can't wait to see the upcoming battles of the protagonist Shinra-kun and Special Fire Force Company 8!"
When counting the votes of each gender, the results were: "Re:Zero" at 1st, "SAO" at 2nd, "My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU (season 3)" at 3rd for male, and "Fire Force" at 1st, "SAO" at 2nd, "Re:Zero" at 3rd for female.
■Here are some comments for other titles!!
For "My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU (season 3)", "The 1st and 2nd season has been re-broadcast and fans are hyped for the final season. I'm looking forward to watching it," and "Not only do I love the story, but I also love the OP song by Yanagi Nagi-san."
For "The Misfit of Demon King Academy", "I can't wait to see Anos moving and talking like a demon king. I'm also curious how much of the original work is becoming an anime!"
There were also votes for the online anime, "Japan Sinks: 2020", "I'm interested to see how the best sellar Sci-Fi novel has been arranged into an anime," and "The works of director Yuasa Masaaki are always good."
Sequels of popular series ranked high in this survey. There were many titles that were delayed of its broadcast, and the results show how much the fans are looking forward to watching them.
[Which Summer 2020 Anime Do You Have High Expectations Of?]
1. "Re:Zero − Starting Life in Another World" 2nd season
2. "Sword Art Online: Alicization – War of Underworld" 2nd cour
3. "Fire Force Season 2"
4. "My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU (season 3)"
6. "The Millionaire Detective - Balance: Unlimited"
7. "The Misfit of Demon King Academy"
10. "Ikebukuro West Gate Park" ※Announced to be delayed to Oct. on Jun. 19.
10. "Uzaki-chan Wants to Hang Out!"
12. "Great Pretender"
12. "Baki: Great Chinese Challenge Saga"
12. "Japan Sinks: 2020"
15. "Ochikobore Fruit Tart" ※Announced to be delayed to Oct. on Jun. 10.
(Voting Period: Jun. 8 to Jun. 15, 2020)
The 2nd promotion movie for the TV anime scheduled on Jul. 3, 2020 called "Dokyū Hentai HxEros" has been released.
TV anime "Dokyū Hentai HxEros" is a manga by Kitada Ryouma, which is currently serialized in "Jump SQ".
The Earth is currently in danger with the mysterious invader called "parasite". Parasite attempts to suck the source of pervert called "H(E)nergy" to make the humans lazy. The high school student Enjou Retto starts to fight as a member of the heroes called "HXEros" to protect the Earth from the Parasites...
The promotion movie released this time contains the charms of the characters and depicts the heroes from the Saitama branch fighting the Parasites with H(E)nergy.
The promotion movie also released the ending theme song called "Lost emotion" sung by Hoshino Kirara (CV: Kakuma Ai).
TV anime "Dokyū Hentai HxEros" will be broadcast from Jul. 3, 2020 on TOKYO MX, BS11, and other channels.
(C) Kitada Ryouma/Shueisha・Dokyū Hentai HxEros Production Committee
The spring animes, which started their broadcast in Apr., are reaching their climax, and from Jul. the "Summer Animes" will start their broadcast. There are so many fascinating titles that anime fans must be confused to choose which ones to watch.
To help you out, Anime!Anime! has released "Summer 2020 Anime List Page"! It has everything you need to know about the animes: the summary, cast members, staff, and theme songs. All images and data have been supervised by the copyright holders.
Please put it to use to help you enrich your summer anime life!
The 2nd promotional video which shows some scenes from the TV anime "Fire Force Season 2" has been released. Along with it, the broadcasting information was announced. It will be aired on 20 channels, including MBS, TBS, and BS-TBS, from 1:55 a.m. Jul. 4 (JST).
Scenes from the 2nd season are included in this 2nd promotional video.
A few days have passed since the fierce battle between Special Fire Force Company 8 and the White-Clad. Shinra and his comrades get caught up in a new battle. The mysteries surrounding the "pillars" in a new stage and the intensifying battles against the White-Clad. What awaits Shinra and the Special Fire Force members? The promotional video will hype you up for the broadcast.
"Fire Force Season 2" Episode 1 will be broadcast on 20 channels, including MBS, TBS, and BS-TBS, from 1:55 a.m. Jul. 4 (JST). It will be streamed on GYAO!, MBS Dougaizm, Tver, d Anime Store, d TV, and other streaming services.
(C)Ookubo Atsushi・Kodansha / Special Fire Force Video Public Relations Department
Long-running animes, such as "Gintama", "Aikatsu Stars!", and "A Certain" series, are featured in "Imakara demo Maniau! Ikikimi Suishou Anime" (It's not too late! Animes to binge watch!) on au Smart Pass Premium.
The feature program includes long-running animes, such as "Gintama", which is based on the original manga with over 55 million copies published in Japan, "Aikatsu Stars!"/"Aikatsu Friends!" that depicts the idols doing their best to become top idols, the volleyball-themed "Haikyuu!", "A Certain Magical Index"/"A Certain Scientific Railgun" series, which is based on light novels, and "Bakusou Kyoudai Let's & Go!!", which is originally a mini 4WD manga.
This is a great opportunity for those who only heard of the titles/series or watched the beginning but didn't follow, to check out these animes.
Another special program, "Ikemen Drama" (Handsome Drama), features 6 drama series and it must-sees, including "Toshishita Kareshi" (Younger Boyfriend), which stars members of Kansai Johnnys Jr., and "What Did You Eat Yesterday?", which stars Nishijima Hidetoshi and Uchino Seiyou.
"Imakara demo Maniau! Ikikimi Suishou Anime" and "Ikemen Drama" can be currently streamed on au Smart Pass Premium.
(C)BNP / BANDAI, DENTSU, TV TOKYO (C)Sorachi Hideaki / Shueisha・TV Tokyo・Dentsu・BNP (C)Kamachi Kazuma / ASCII・Media Works / PROJECT-INDEX
(C)Furudate Haruichi / Shueisha・"Haikyuu!!" Production Committee・MBS (C)Koshita Tetsuhiro / Shogakukan・ShoPro
Six Shonen magazine's original anime series such as "Rurouni Kenshin" will be streamed on ABEMA Video for free from May 18, 2020.
"Rurouni Kenshin: Meiji Kenkaku Romantan, New Kyoto Arc", "Gintama (3rd season)", "Haikyuu!!", "This is the Police Station in Front of Kameari Park in Katsushika Ward", "Major", and "Major Second" will be streamed this time.
From the "Rurouni Kenshin" series, "Rurouni Kenshin: Meiji Kenkaku Romantan, New Kyoto Arc" is available for the world's first free streaming. Moreover, before the release of the 2nd installment of "Haikyuu!" 4th season (scheduled in July), you can re-watch it from the 1st to the 3rd seasons.
All anime series are based on the popular Shonen manga's magazine, and all episodes are streamed for free.
(C) Watsuki Nobuhiro/Shueisha/Aniplex (C) Watsuki Nobuhiro/Shueisha/Fuji TV/Aniplex (C) Sorachi Hideaki/Shueisha/TV Tokyo/Dentsu/BNP/Aniplex (C) Furudate Haruichi/Shueisha/Haikyu !!Production Committee/MBS (C) Furudate Haruichi/Shueisha/“Haikyu !! Second Season” Production Committee/MBS (C) Furudate Haruichi/Shueisha/Haikyu !! 3rd ”Production Committee/MBS ( C) Akimoto Osamu/Atelier Bedama/Shueisha/ADK (C) Mitsuda Takuya/Shogakukan/NHK/NEP/ShoPro
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
Summer Anime will be starting soon! However, due to the spread of the novel coronavirus, wouldn't it be nice to revise for the "Summer Anime" before the broadcast as it recommended to stay indoors at this moment?
Anime! Anime! had picked up some works among the Summer 2020 Anime.
■"Haikyuu!!: TO THE TOP"
The original is a manga by Furudate Haruichi and is currently serialized at "Weekly Shounen Jump". After season 1 was aired in 2014, season 3 has also been aired.
In the first cour of season 4, aired on Jan. 2020, Karasuno High School had become one of the participants of their dream national tournament after the win the fierce match in the Spring High School Preliminary of Miyagi Prefecture. Before the national tournament, Kageyama received the invitation to join The All-Japan Youth Training Camp. Moreover, Tsukishima was also invited to join the Miyajima Prefecture Freshman Training Camp.
As Hinata, who is also a freshman, worried about the difference in the abilities, he went and participate in the Freshman Training Camp uninvited. Prior to the national tournament, Hinata, Kageyama, and also the member of the Karasuno High School Volleyball Club had various challenges ahead of them.
In the second cour, the serious Spring High will start. It will depict the fierce match with various strong schools such as the strongest high school volleyball twins "Miya Sibling" from Inarizaki High School.
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■"Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon"
This is originally a light novel by Omori Fujino that was published by GA Bunko. After the TV Anime was aired in 2015, it had charms various fans with the game adaptation and the anime adaptation of the spin-off as well.
Season 1 depicts the young boy, "Be''", who dreamed of being an adventurer, encountering a small "God" in the "Dungeon". The story takes place in a world filled with sword, magic, magic beasts, and gods in the world's most popular city, the dungeon city “Orario”, where the adventurer faced the unknown and the Gods seek excitement. The adventure of Bell Cranel, who is affiliated in the insignificant familia, has started.
In season 3, the adventurer Bell encounters a monster in the dungeon. And the encounter with that monster had bought an abnormal incidence to the city. The decisive moment is slowly heading toward Bell and the goddess Hestia in this incidence.
■Broadcast Detail (Season 1 & Season 2)
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This is originally a manga by Okubo Atsushi and is currently being serialized at "Weekly Shounen Magazine". Season 1 of the anime was aired in Jul. 2019.
The "spontaneous human combustion" where human beings are turned into living infernos called "Infernals" out of nowhere and keeps seeking destruction until their death. The special Fire Brigade, who is facing the fear of the fire, was tasked with saving the human and investigate the truth behind the incident. The newcomer of the brigade, the young boy Shinra, who is called as a "devil" due to some reason, aimed to become a "hero" and fight with the "Infernals" with his friends.
Let's rewatch the season 1 before the start of "Fire Force" Season 2 in Jul. andwondering what battles are coming while waiting for it.
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※ Only a portion of the broadcast details is introduced.
※Kindly be informed that there might be changes to the broadcast detail. We hope to seek your understanding for this.
※Further information can be obtained at each official website and each streaming webpage.
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 release of "Kamen Rider Zero-One the Movie" and "Mashin Sentai Kiramager The Movie", which were both scheduled to premiere on Jul. 23, 2020, has been postponed due to the spread of the new coronavirus.
The new release date is yet to be determined. It will be announced on the official website and Twitter account of "Kamen Rider Zero-One the Movie" and "Mashin Sentai Kiramager The Movie" as soon as it is decided. Stay tuned!
(C) Ishimori Productions, TV Asahi, ADK EM, Toei (C) 2020 TV Asahi, Toei AG, Toei
The production committee announced the postponement of broadcast and streaming of "Ikebukuro West Gate Park" from Jul. to Oct. Also the key visual and the appearances of Kimura Subaru and Hanae Natsuki have been announced as well.
IWGP Production Committee commented, "We decided to postpone the broadcast and streaming due to the spread of the novel coronavirus, which brought a huge effect on our production schedule".
New broadcast and streaming dates are scheduled on Oct. 2020, and detailed information will be announced on the official SNS accounts as soon as the decision will be made.
Moreover,Kimura Subaru and Hanae Natsuki's appearances as a new cast members have been decided. Kimura plays Hiroto, who is the number 2 of the strongest color gang at the west side of Ikebukuro called "G Boys", and Hanae plays Isogai, who is the archangel of the new color gang at the east side named "Red Angels". The comments from them have arrived.
TV anime "Ikebukuro West Gate Park" is scheduled on Oct. 2020. Further information will be announced as soon as the decision is made.
<Full comments are listed below>
Kimura Subaru, playing Hiroto
I am very excited to play him! I am a big fan of this since the live-action adaption, and I paid attention to this right after the anime adaption has been announced.
It is like a dream to me to be a part of this anime!
I will do my best!
Hanae Natsuki, playing Isogai
I am honored to be the part of this work because I know that this series has so many fans and experienced several adaptions to multiple forms of media.
Please look forward to IWGP and Isogai originally to the anime!
(C) Ishida Iyo/ Bungeibunshun/ IWGP Production Committee
It was announced that the anime series "Dropout Idol Fruit Tart", that was scheduled to be broadcast on Jul. 2020, will be postponed to Oct. 2020.
This anime is based on the same name manga by Hamayumiba Sou and is currently serialized on "Manga Time Kirara Carat". It a work that depicts the newcomer idols unit, "Fruit Tart".
The explanation from the production committee said, "Due to the spread of the Novel Coronavirus, the TV Anime 'Dropout Idol Fruit Tart' will be postponed to Oct. 2020 from the schedule broadcast in Jul. 2020."
It ended with "We would like to apologize to everyone who is looking forward to it, and we also hope to seek your understanding and appreciate your patience for this. We hope you could keep supporting this work."
The detailed schedule will be announced at the official website and Twitter once it is determined.
（C）Hamayumiba Sou・Houbunsha／Dropout Idol Fruit Tart 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
"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.
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.