It has been announced that TV anime series "Skate-Leading Stars", which was scheduled to be broadcast from Jul. 2020, was postponed due to the effect of the novel coronavirus.
New broadcast schedule will be announced on the offcial SNS of the anime, as soon as it is decided.
The TV anime series "Skate-Leading Stars", which is directed by Taniguchi Gorou, the characters are designed by Toboso Yana, and J.C. STAFF will be in charge of the production. The anime depicts the high school girls devoting themselves for skate leading.
Moreover, the release date of the OP theme song "Chase the core" of this work will be also postponed.
(C) TEAM SLS / Skate Reading Project
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 short anime completely produced from home called "Nocturne Boogie" will start its broadcast from Jul. 10, 2020 on GYAO! and YouTube.
Episode 1 will start from 8:00 pm on Jul. 10, and the online kick-off event ran by the casts, including Seto Masami, Yamashita Seiichirou, Yoshida Hitomi, Suzuki Yuuto, Hayami Saori, and Koyama Takeshi, and the director Morita-to-Junpei will be held on the same day.
"Nocturne Boogie" is short anime created solely by Morita-to-Junpei, the creator who shows his skills in the variety TV program "Another Sky" to the TV anime "LOST SONG", with the idea of fun production during the time of COVID-19 pandemic at home.
The anime has a theme of "if all of the apartment residents are the monsters and what if they all hide their true identity?", and unique characters will communicate in mysterious and funny ways.
The cast members include Seto Masami, playing the succubus Yumenaka Mari, Yamashita Seiichirou playing the vampire Gumi Kiriya, Yoshida Hitomi playing the werewolf Oogami Rui, Suzuki Yuuto playing Jiangshi Ourai Kiyo, Hayami Saori playing the ghost Idoyanagi Tamako, and Koyama Takeshi will play the mysterious only human called Kageyama Kariyu.
Under the direction and script by Morita-to-Junpei, the casts will play "the residents behind the scene".
The ads can be shown during the anime starting from 1,000 JPY. The pictures and movies of the product and service will be added to on the picture flame and on the screen of the TV at the apartment during the movie, and the characters may mention it during the anime.
The reservation for the ad is currently available at the fan-community platform "Fanbeats", and the sponsors will be announced at the online kick-off event on Jul. 10.
Moreover, "Nocturne Radio", the web radio by Yamashita Seiichirou and Morita-to-Junpei, will be on-air from Jul. 20.
Short anime "Nocturne Boogie" will start broadcast from Jul. 10 every Friday on 11:00 pm on GYAO! and YouTube.
It's now July, and the summer 2020 anime are starting.
Which titles are you looking forward to?
In this article, we will introduce 3 "buddy" animes out of the various summer animes.
"The Millionaire Detective Balance: Unlimited"
"The Millionaire Detective Balance: Unlimited" is a TV anime based on the million-seller by novelist Tsutsui Yasutaka.
The story begins with Daisuke, the scion of the outrageously rich Kanbe family, being assigned to the Modern Crime Prevention Headquarters where officers who have caused problems in the Metropolitan Police Department are sent.
Daisuke even puts prices on people's lives, but his passionate partner Haru disagrees, "Money is not everything!" The conflicting partners come across various incidents and mysteries.
This anime is directed by Itou Tomohiko-san, known for "Sword Art Online" and "Erased", composed and written by Kishimoto Taku-san, known for "Case File nº221: Kabukicho" and "Woodpecker Detective's Office", characters designed by Sasaki Keigo-san, known for "The Seven Deadly Sins" and "Blue Exorcist", and animated by Clover Works, known for "The Promised Neverland" and "Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai". A team of well-trained staff get together to revive the title in a modern style by drawing on the fascination of the original work while adding new characters and settings.
It started in Apr. 2020 on Fuji TV's "Noitamina" slot and gained attention for its opening theme song by SixTONES, but unfortunately, due to the spread of COVID-19, the broadcast has been postponed after the 3rd episode.
The broadcast will re-start from the 1st episode on Fuji TV's "Noitamina" slot from Jul. 16. Check out the unseen success off-the-wall detective Daisuke and his buddy Haru.
"Get Up! Get Live!"
"Get Up! Get Live!" is a "Voice Actor × 2D Comedian" project in which popular male voice actors put on comedy live shows as a duo.
Several boys live together in the dorm of the comedian training school "SSS".
They have clashes and conflict between the members, jealousy towards their peers, admiration towards their seniors, disappointment with the industry, anxiety about future, dark backgrounds, etc.
The anime depicts the boys striving to become the best comedians in Japan and the world by overcoming hardships along with their friends while being at the mercy of these obstacles and the dark side of the glamourous world.
The cast members portraying the passionate bonds in the anime are all popular male voice actors.
"Stardust" is a resonating childhood friend duo of Uehara Junya voiced by Hanae Natsuki-san and Higashizawa Kaede voiced by Nishiyama Koutarou-san. "Kikuichimonji" is an incongruous, bumpy duo of Machida Sena voiced by Toyonaga Toshiyuki-san and Oono Toranosuke voiced by Ishikawa Kaito-san. "6" is a trendy duo of Kitami Ren voiced by Azakami Youhei-san and Komae Kazuma voiced by Kumagai Kentarou-san. "Hayashima", which dominates Kansai, is the prodigy brother duo of Hayashima Azuma voiced by Amasaki Kouhei-san and Hayashima Nakaba voiced by Kajiwara Gakuto-san. And the up-and-coming scriptwriter Karakida Nanao is voiced by Konishi Katsunori-san.
In addition, Mukai Seitarou-san, a current member of the comedy duo "Tenshin", takes part in the planning, and light novelist Watari Wataru, known for "My Youth Romantic Comedy Is Wrong, As I Expected" and "Girlish Number", works on the story.
So far, the project has been presented as a live comedy performance by "comedians portrayed by voice actors". "Get Up! Get Live! 1st Live" was performed in May 2019 and the "2nd Live" was performed in Feb. 2020.
The short anime "Get Up! Get Live!" starts on Jul. 10. How will each duo present themselves? How will the story develop? Also, don't forget to check out episode 0, which is uploaded on YouTube from Jul. 3, to enjoy the anime even more.
"GREAT PRETENDER" is an original crime entertainment anime about the "greatest con game" played by con artists.
The rookie con artist Edamura Makoto (a.k.a. Edamame) proclaims that he is "Japan's No.1 con artist". The story begins with him being tricked by Laurent Thierry, a con artist that even manipulates the mafia. It depicts Edamura being embroiled in the worldwide "con game" on an overwhelming scale.
This anime is the first TV anime series written and composed by Furusawa Ryouta, the scriptwriter of "The Confidendenceman JP". It also has Sadamoto Yoshiyuki-san, known for "Neon Genesis Evangelion" and "The Girl Who Leapt Through Time", as character designer, Kaburagi Hiro-san, known for "91 Days" and "Kimi ni Todoke", as director, and WIT STUDIO, known for "Attack on Titan" and "Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress", will be working on the animation. Eminent names from different genres got together for this title.
It is currently available on Netflix and will begin its long-awaited terrestrial broadcast on Fuji TV's "+Ultra" slot and other channels from Jul. 8, 2020.
How do Edamame, the self-proclaimed "Japan's No.1 con artist" voiced by Kobayashi Chiaki-san, and Laurent, the gifted con artist voiced by Suwabe Junichi, pull off their tricks? Let's look forward to the con artist duo's stunning schemes.
The summary and cut-scene from episode 2 "Guild" (broadcast on Wednesday, Jul. 8) of "Angel Beats!" re-run have been revealed.
"Angel Beats!" is an original anime that was broadcast on 2010 and it is a joint project between Key, Aniplex, Dengeki G's magazine X P.A.WORKS. The setting takes place in the afterlife and it depicts the showed about the young boy and girl facing their destiny.
The casts consist of Kamiya Hiroshi (voicing the young boy, Otonashi who arrived last for some reason), Sakurai Harumi (voicing the leader of "Afterlife Battlefront" and the young girl who fight against Tenshi, Yuri), Hanazawa Kana (voicing God's helper, Tenshi), Kitamura Eri, Kimura Ryouhei, Mizushima Takahiro, Takagi Shun, and others.
The title for episode 2 is "Guild".
Guild is an organization that produced the weapon and explosive used by the Afterlife Battlefront's members
in their battle with Tenshi. After Yuri received the news that their explosive stock had run out, they decided to go to the Guild, which is located deep below the school.
Then, while the Battlefront's member is heading toward the Guild, they were attacked by the anti-Tenshi fatal traps, that should have been disabled. After Yuri figured out that the reason for the traps to reactivate was because Tenshi is nearby, she decided to rushed toward and arrived at the Guild before Tenshi.
However, after triggering the fatal trap that was set-up everywhere, the number of victims slowly increased...
"Angel Beats!"'s episode 2 "Guild" was broadcast on Wednesday, Jul. 8, 2020 on TOKYO MX, Gunma TV, Tochigi TV, BS11, and other channels.
（C）VisualArt's/Key（C）VisualArt's/Key/Angel Beats! Project
The summary and advanced cutscene from the TV anime "Baki" The Great Raitai Tournament Saga's episode 2 "Betray" (broadcast on Monday, Jul. 13) are here.
This work is based on the "Baki" series manga that is serialized on "Weekly Shounen Champion". The story is centered around the protagonist Hanma Baki, the youngest underground fight champion, and his father Hanma Yujiro, known as the “the strongest creature on earth”, as both faces epic and deadly battles against all types of fighters.
The Great Raitai Tournament Saga has finally started in episode 2.
The true strength of Mohammad Alai Jr. remained as a mystery is finally revealed.
Moreover, the first round's opponent for Baki is none other than the famous poisoner, Retsu Kaiou.
TV anime "Baki" The Great Raitai Tournament Saga, Episode 2 "Betray" will be broadcast on Monday, Jul. 13, 2020 on TOKYO MX!, Sun TV, KBS Tokyo, etc.
Anime "Baki" The Great Raitai Tournament Saga
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（C）Itagaki Keisuke (Akita Bookstore) / Baki Production Committee
The main cast of the TV anime series "EX-ARM" (scheduled for broadcast in later autumn 2020) has been revealed.
The protagonist Natsume Akira is played by Saito Souma, Uezono Minami is played by Komatsu Mikako, and Kito Akari is in charge of the role of Minami's friend, Arma. They shared their impressions of the characters and messages to fans who are looking forward to the broadcast.
"EX-ARM" is a manga about "beyond-technology crime battle" that has been published in "Grand Jump" and "Jump +", and now, the new chapter "EX-ARM EXA Exarm Exa" is serialized in "Grand Jump Special Issue Mucha".
The story sets in the near future of 2030, and it starts after protagonist Natsume Akira, a high school student who becomes an unknown weapon "EX-ARM'" after his brain has taken out after a traffic accident, police-officer, Uezono Minami and Android Arma are meeting together.
The main cast revealed this time has been announced at "Weekly Shonen Jump", which will be released on Jul. 7.
In the core of this work - three characters' cast, it was announced that the protagonist Akira Natsume will be played by Saito Souma, Uezono Minami is played by Komatsu Mikako, and Kito Akari is in charge of the Arma's role.
Originally it was scheduled to broadcast in Jul. 2020, the "EX-ARM" was forced to change the schedule to autumn 2020 due to the influence of the novel coronavirus, but production has resumed, and voicing sessions have already been started. Please wait a little longer for the exact broadcast schedule announced.
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(1) Share your thoughts and impressions about Akira
Anyway, Akira is a complicated character, but even the axle part is very simple in a good sense, and although there are scary feelings and hesitation, I think that he is a person who will protect those who are in trouble in front of him. I would be happy if I could show his feelings as it is. Also, not all details have been revealed yet, but please look forward to this unique anime!
(2)Message to the fans
I am very excited to see how the original work is transforming into a magnificent anime! Especially while voicing battle scenes, I have a feeling that it is still unfinished but will become an amazing thing. I want to see the completed version soon! By all means, please watch this broadcast and enjoy the world of "EX-ARM"! Thank you for your support!
(1) Share your thoughts and impressions about Minami
Well, she is straightforward and full of justice, and she is a wonderful friend ,from whom I can get a lot of spirit and energy while I am playing. Although she is still a newbie policewoman, she deserves to be respected as a person because of her charming heart fulfilled with maternity. I will be very careful in performing her heart important movements!
(2)Message to the fans
It is set in the near future. Incidents that occur one after another in an unimaginable world. Anyway, the action battle scene is a masterpiece!! It's getting hotter for machines and people. Where do people, souls come from? It would be great if everyone could raise that question.
(1) Share your thoughts and impressions about Alma
Although Alma is an android that doesn't express emotions, it changes little by little as it is interacting with Minami and Akira by working together.
It was difficult but fan to express the changes delicately, so I hope all the viewers can feel it.
(2) Message to the fans
When I first read the original, I was immediately drawn to the grandeur of the story.
What is humanity, what will happen to Akira and the world, and many other questions that this anime is raising, I found very interesting as it's adding more power and presence.
I would be very happy if you could see it all the way to the end!
(C) Komi Shinya, HiRock/Shueisha, "EX-ARM" Production Committee
"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 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 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.