“That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime Season2”, scheduled to broadcast from Oct. 2020, and “The Slime Diaries: That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime”, scheduled to broadcast from Jan. 2021, had been decided to be postponed due to the spread of COVID-19.
The explanation of the delay on the official site is, “Though we had enough time to prepare for the broadcast, the Emergency Declaration announced by the government in response to the worldwide spread of COVID-19 has set us behind the initial schedule, so we have decided to postpone the broadcast/streaming of the anime as below.”
They also added an apology saying, “We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this decision may cause, and ask for your understanding and cooperation on this matter.”
The new broadcast/streaming schedule is Jun. 2021 for “That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime Season2” Part 1, Apr. 2021 for “The Slime Diaries: That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime”, and Jul. 2020 for “That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime Season2” Part 2.
(C)Kawakami Taiki・Fuse・Kodansha / TenSura Production Committee
(C)Shiba・Fuse・Kodansha / Slime Diaries Production Committee
2nd PV of the TV anime series "The Slime Diaries: That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime" (abbreviation: "TenSura") has been released. In addition, Numakura Manami, Kobayashi Chiaki, and others have been announced as additional cast. It has also been announced that an online pre-screening event with a chance to talk to the cast will be held.
"That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime" is the anime series based on the novel and manga of the same name by Kawakami Taiki, Fuse, and Mitz Vah. The first season was broadcast in 2018, and this anime series will be the second one.
Established by the main protagonist Rimuru through agreements and trades with neighboring countries, desirable by many monsters, "Jura-Tempest Federation" is a nation where "monsters and people can live together".
However, there was an obvious "hostility to demons" in this world. Facing this unreasonable reality, Rimuru needs to choose. With reincarnation entertainment a new chapter of the storm begins.
In the PV released this time, you can see new characters that will appear in the 2nd season, including the heated battle scene between Rimuru and Hinata. Moreover, the opening theme song "Storyteller" sung by TRUE was also unveiled for the first time.
And new characters and cast information have also been released. Numakura Manami as Sakaguchi Hinata, Kobayashi Chiaki as Taguchi Shougo, Nogami Sho as Tachibana Kyouya, Kono Hiyori as Mizutani Kirara, Kakuma Ai as Albis, Taichi You as Suphia, Hino Satoshi as Grucius, and Tanezaki Atsumi as Mjurran.
Also, before the 2nd season will be broadcast, an online pre-screening event with a chance to talk to the cast will be held. It will be held on December 26, 2020. Detailed information about performers and instructions on how to participate will be announced on the Official Website and Official Twitter later.
The TV anime "The Slime Diaries: That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime" will be broadcast on TOKYO MX and others from January 12, 2020 (Tuesday).
(C) Kawakami Taiki, Fuse, Kodansha / TenSura Production Committee
The 2nd key visual of "That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime Season 2" that will broadcast from January 2021, has been revealed. The comments from the original authors and Okasaki Miho, voice of Rimuru, have been revealed.
"That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime" is based on the light novel and manga of the same name by Kawakami Taiki, Fuse, and Mitz Vah. The first season was broadcast in 2018 and this latest work is the second season.
The protagonist, Rimuru along with the numerous monsters that respect him had set up the country "Jura-Tempest Federation" and through the promise and trade with the surrounding nations, the peaceful ideals of "a country where human and monster can co-habit" was realized.
However, the thought of "being hostile toward monster" clearly exists in this world. When Rimuru was struck by that unreasonable truth, he has to make a choice. The raging new chapter of reincarnation entertainment has started...
Also, toward the broadcast of "TenSura Season 2", a live program featuring the casts will be broadcast from 7 PM, on November 8, on Nico Nico Live Broadcasting and YouTube. The program will recap on the first season and the 2nd PV filled with new cut-scene is in plan.
"That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime Season 2" will be broadcast in 2021.
Fuse (Original Author of the Light Novel "That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime")
Time flies so fast as the broadcast will start soon. As the contents of season 2 are more toward seriousness, so we are doing our best so that everyone can continue enjoying it, do look forward to it!!
Kawakami Taiki (Manga "That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime")
I can't stop my excitement as we are getting closer and closer toward the broadcast.
Season 2 will be quite amazing and there are a lot of highlights as well, I will do my best so that the manga won't lose to it!
Mitz Vah (Character Designer of the Light Novel "That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime")
As the latest visual has been revealed, the long waiting moment is slowly getting closer now.
As the story progresses, I hope you can feel the thrill while being absorbed into the world of TenSura.
I believe that season 2 is the entrance to that world. As the character designer, I have designed it with the premonition that something will happen, so do enjoy it!
Okasaki Miho (Voice of Rimuru in TV anime "That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime")
The main story, sentimental action of Rimuru, and the raging development will continue in season 2.
I will try my best in acting so that you are able to feel the cool side of the "manly" Rimuru-sama.
After the broadcast of season 1, I was able to feel every love toward the work as well as the character Rimuru, so I will put in more efforts during the recording! Please look forward to TenSura Season 2!
（C）Kawakami Taiki, Fuse, Kodansha／TenSura Production Committee
The 1/7 scale figure of the Demon Lord Rimuru Tempest from "That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime" has arrived. Pre-orders are currently accepted at "F:NEX".
The product is a figure of Rimuru Tempest, the main protagonist that turned into a slime, and the design is from the teaser visual of the TV anime's season 2, which had become a hot topic after it has been announced.
Despite the special big volume of being 20 cm tall, the molding and coloring of the wrinkles on the clothes in the shadow, and the texture of the boots are recreated. There is a fixation on the dark color and texture on the chair, in order to demonstrate the profound atmosphere as a demon king.
The slime Rimuru on the knee are made with transparent part to create the slimy texture. It was created according to the setting of the teaser visual to show off the demon lord-like "Rimuru-sama"
"That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime Demon Lord Rimuru Tempest 1/7 Scale Figure" is priced at 19,800 JPY (tax excluded). Pre-orders are currently accepted at "F:NEX", and the release is scheduled on Mar. 2021.
(C) Kawakami Taiki, Fuse, Kodansha/Tensura Production Committee
"That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime" is added to the line-up of Ichiban Kuji (a goods lottery). Having "original school life" as its theme, based on the novel and manga by the original author, the illustration autograph card, new drama CD, and comics appeared in the line-up.
It will be released from Jul. 4, 2020 in the bookstores and hobby shops.
The "Special Booklet" is the special prize. It contains the short novel by the original author Fuse-sensei and the completely original comic by Kawakami Taiki-sensei, who is drawing the manga of the series. Rimuru in a teacher costume is Prize A and him in a cheer-leading costume is Prize B.
Other than these prizes, the illustration autograph card by the anime studio and rubber key chain inspired by Tempest's sports day and culture festival are also added to the line-up. The teacher Rimuru figure in the special color will be the last prize.
"Ichiban Kuji That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime~Tempest Academy!~" is priced for 700 JPY (tax included) per try. The sale will start from Jul. 4, 2020 at the bookstores, hobby shops, and game centers.
(C) Kawakami Taiki・Fuse・Kodansha/Tensura Production Committee
It has been one month since the fall 2020 anime season started.
Not only the main story of TV anime but also the theme songs that show the world of the title in 1 minute 30 seconds attract a lot of attention. Since many anime titles have been released during the fall of 2020, we have a wider variety of songs than usual. Which theme song among that variety caught the hearts of fans?
Here, at Anime! Anime!, we conducted a reader survey entitled "Which song among the theme songs of the fall 2020 anime titles do you like the most?" We received responses from 253 people during the survey period from November 3 to November 10.
The male-female ratio is about 40% for males and about 60% for females. About 50% of the age group were minors, and about 25% were in their 20s.
This time, we will announce the results for ED.
■ "Jujutsu Kaisen" is topping the list of OP and ED!
1st place goes to "LOST IN PARADISE feat. AKLO" by AKI from "Jujutsu Kaisen" with an approval rating of about 10%.
Many readers explained the reason behind their votes as a good matching of song and anime, "The pop-song fits well with the main characters resting on their day off", "I like the touch of characters' everyday life pictures. It is so cool, I could watch anime just for ED", and "The characters' dance matches to the song really well! I can watch it forever!"
2nd place goes to "Hypnosis Mic: Division Rap Battle - Rhyme Anima" with an approval rating of about 9%.
Readers seem to enjoy the differences of each of the versions, "Passionate lyrics make you feel deep bonds between members of the division", "It is interesting how each division has its own individuality", and "They are all way too cool."
Some readers pointed out often appearances of the band, "You can't talk about 'Haikyu!!' without SPYAIR. It was their first ED, although before the band was in charge of three OPs, and I think they are essential music for this title. Great lyrics, inspired by the story, and music that makes you dance are the best combination!". Many readers liked ED's performance, "The highlights of this week are the best. I also like the moments from previous matches."
Moreover, in the men vote only, 1st place went to "Is the Order a Rabbit?", 2nd place to "Love Live! Nijigasaki High School Idol Club", 3rd place is shared between "Mr. Osomatsu (season 3), and "Kuma Kuma Kuma Bear", and for women votes only 1st place goes to "Jujutsu Kaisen" and 2nd to "Haikyu!! To the Top 2nd Cool", and 3rd place to "Hypnosis-Mic".
About "Nakayoshi! ○! Nakayoshi!" by Chimame-tai from "Is the order a rabbit?", "Chimame-tai cute as always at BLOOM", and "I can feel the growth of the Chimame-tai trio, and now it seems more like parents view".
About "NEO SKY, NEO MAP!" by Nijigasaki High School Idol Club from "Love Live! Nijigasaki High School Idol Club", "I think this song is the best, because the nine idols sing the best song that makes me cry.", and "The ED animation with a gentle hand-painted touch is wonderful."
About "Max Charm Faces ~ She is the best !!!!!! ~" by Shuta Sueyoshi with Totoko Nya & Matsuno family 6 brothers from "Mr. Osomatsu", "Totoko and Meow are very cute! It's fun to watch! "
About "Anone" by Yuna (CV: Kawase Maki) from "Kuma Kuma Kuma Bear", "The moment of" Ane, Ane " is so cute, I can't stop repeating it."
■Let's introduce other comments!!
About "WOW WAR TONIGHT ~ Occasionally wake up movement ~" by Amano Airi (CV: Mizuki Nana) and Himekamiv (CV: Raychell) from "D4DJ First Mix", "I was surprised to hear the cover of a classic song from the 90s", and "Maho-chan, who is dancing alone in the ED anime, was cute!"
About "Beside you" by Kito Akari from "Adachi and Shimamura", "This song conveys Adachi's feelings for Shimamura played by Kito", and "OP is also sung under the name of "Adachi and Shimamura", but you can see the different charm of Kito-san."
About "ALPHA" by STEREO DIVE FOUNDATION from "Moriarty the Patriot", "You can enjoy various aspects such as the smiley moments when the three young Moriarty brothers are painting and being covered with paint, and the cool place where their figures are wet with water. I like the intro more than anything else!"
■ Ranking Top 20
"What song theme song of fall of 2020 anime titles do you like the most? [ED Ver.]"
1st place "Jujutsu Kaisen"
2nd place "Hypnosis Mic: Division Rap Battle - Rhyme Anima"
3rd place "Haikyu!! To the Top 2nd Cool"
4th place "Mr. Osomatsu (season 3)"
5th place "Love Live! Nijigasaki High School Idol Club"
6th place "IDOLiSH7: Second Beat!"
7th place "Is the Order a Rabbit?"
8th place "Wandering Witch: The Journey of Elaina"
9th place "Assault Lily"
10th place "Kuma Kuma Kuma Bear"
10th place "D4DJ First Mix"
10th place "Adachi and Shimamura"
10th place "Moriarty the Patriot"
14th place "The Day I Became God"
15th place "Fly Me to the Moon"
15th place "Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon "
15th place "Sleepy Princess in the Demon Castle"
18th place "Our Last Crusade or the Rise of a New World"
18th place "Golden Kamuy (season 3)"
18th place "Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? III"
18th place "Warlords of Sigrdrifa"
(Survey period: November 3, 2020 to November 10, 2020)
It's been one month since the fall 2020 anime season has been started.
Not only the main story of TV anime but also the theme songs that shows the world of the title in 1 minute 30 seconds attract a lot of attention. Since many anime titles have been released during the fall of 2020, we have a wider variety of songs than usual. Which theme song among that variety caught the hearts of fans?
Here, at Anime! Anime!, we conducted a reader survey entitled "Which song among the theme songs of the fall 2020 anime titles you like the most?" We received responses from 253 people during the survey period from November 3 to November 10.
The male-female ratio is about 40% for males and about 60% for females. About 50% of the age group were minors, and about 25% were in their 20s.
First announced results will be about OP themes.
■ A collection of theme songs that match the title's world view!
1st place goes to "Kaikai Kitan" by Eve from "Jujutsu Kaisen". The approval rating is about 11%.
Readers commented, "The song and lyrics are refreshing and dark, and it suits to 'Jujutsu Kaisen'", and "The lyrics and content match, and so I started to like it even more."
There are also were explanations why OP becomes so popular. There were comments like, "The anime and the song matched, and it is so cool", "The most fashionable opening of this season!", and "I watch it all every time."
2nd place is shared between "Hypnosis Mi - Rhyme Anima-" by All Stars from "Hypnosis Mic-Divison Rap Battle - Rhyme Anima" and "Kaimin! Anmin! Syalist Seikatsu" by Princess Syalis (CV: Minase Inori) from "Sleepy Princess in the Demon Castle". The approval rating is about 8%.
About "Hypnosis Mic", many fans pointed out captivating rap, "Fast rap of 12 people is incredible! Such great singing... Voice actors are just amazing!", and "I was impressed when I saw it in the introductory video. There is a sense of speed, and it is a cool gathering of gorgeous voice actors! I listen it so many times." Video fulfilled with a sense of speed is also popular, "Running feeling is comfortable, and all characters gathered together is the best!"
Many comments about "Sleepy Princess in the Demon Castle" said, "Minase Inori as Princess Syalis sounds very cute."
Especially, there are many comments about how highly addictive the song is, "The interlude of "non-REM sleep" is very addictive, it sticks in your brain every day", and some readers even said, "I could listen to it infinitely".
Moreover, "Assault Lily" and "Sleepy Princess in the Demon Castle" ate topping the list with the same number of men votes only. 3rd place is shared among 4 titles, "Mr. Osomatsu (3rd season)", "Love Live! Nijigasaki High School Idol Club", "Jujutsu Kaisen", and "Wandering Witch: The Journey of Elaina".
For women votes only, "Jujutsu Kaisen" is topping the list, while "Hypnosis Mic" goes 2nd. 3rd place is shared between "Haikyu!! To the Top 2nd Cool" and "Moriarty the Patriot" with the same number of votes.
About "Sacred world" by RAISE A SUILEN from "Assault Lily", "It is "insanely cool, and it matches the OP video in the best possible way", and "I love the good nostalgic sense of anime songs".
About "nice to NEET you!" by AOP from "Mr. Oomatsu", "I like the lyrics that express my exact feelings about unwilling go to work," and "There is a strong feeling of useless people."
About "Niijiro Passions" by Nijigasaki High School Idol Club from "Love Live! Nijigasaki High School Idol Club", "A bright song that fits for school idola. It's nice to start feeling joy before the anime starts."
About "Literature" by Ueda Reina from "Wandering Witch: The Journey of Elaina", "It's so sad that I cry whenever I listen to fully, but I thought it was the best song, this somehow warm song is the best one", and "Ueda-san's clear voice matches the lyrics and the atmosphere of the witch's journey, and I really like it."
About "Toppako" by SUPER BEAVERs from "Haikyuu!!", "Not only it fits the world of "Haikyu !!", but it also inspires and supports you while you listening.", and "It rises tensions before the game starts."
About "DYING WISH" by Hatanaka Tasuku from "Moriarty the Patriot" we received comments like, "It's a little off for the original, but you can feel the sexy atmosphere", and "Fast and stylish! I'm also wondering if Hatanaka Tasuku, who is singing it, will appear in the work!"
■ Ranking Top 20
"Which song among the theme songs of the fall 2020 anime titles you like the most? OP Ver."
1st place "Jujutsu Kaisen"
2nd place "Hypnosis Mic-Divison Rap Battle - Rhyme Anima"
2nd place "Sleepy Princess in the Demon Castle"
4th place "Mr. Osomatsu (3rd season)"
5th place "Love Live! Nijigasaki High School Idol Club"
6th place "Haikyuu!! To the Top 2nd Cool"
7th place "Moriarty the Patriot"
8th place "IDOLiSH7: Second Beat! "
8th place "Assault Lily"
8th place "Is the Order a Rabbit?"
8th place "The Day I Became a God"
8th place "Wandering Witch: The Journey of Elaina"
13th place "Fly Me to the Moon"
14th place "Adachi and Shimamura"
15th place "Warlords of Sigrdrifa"
16th place "Golden Kamuy (3rd season)"
16th place "The Gymnastics Samurai"
16th place "Munou na Nana"
19th place "Akudama Drive"
19th place "Fire Force 2nd Cool"
19th place "Tsukiuta. The Animation 2 ”
19th place "D4DJ First Mix"
19th place "The Irregular at Magic High School: Visitor Arc"
(Survey period: November 3, 2020 to November 10, 2020)
The titles that have been released from Oct. 2020 on 'ABEMA' will be streamed from Nov. 11 to 22, 2020.
A total of 16 titles will be streamed, including "Is the Order a Rabbit? BLOOM", "The Irregular at Magic High School Visitor Arc.", "Mr. Osomatsu" The 3rd Season, "Jujutsu Kaisen", and "Hypnosis Mic: Division Rap Battle" Rhyme Anima.
It will be a great opportunity for you to catch up with the latest anime titles and episodes. Please check it out.
The big game/anime event "Animate Girls Festival Aozora Marche" (hereinafter, this is called AGF Aozora Marche), was held at an outdoor venue in Ikebukuro on November 7 and 8, 2020, with measures to control the spread of COVID-19. The total number of visitors was 14,974.
As an effort to control the spread of COVID-19, "AGF Aozora Marche" limited the number of people entering " Exhibit Venue in Ikebukuro Sunshine City", had marks with numbers on the floor in the queue control area, and marks on the floor of each booth to keep social distancing.
Also, at the " Aozora Merchandise Shop in Whitehouse Building", they started sales at the booths and online sales on the same day, so the visitors could safely enjoy the event.
In addition, they conducted outdoor events: "Digimon Adventure:" only shop & Animate cafe kitchen car, "VR Boyfriend" illumination & VR experience, and acosta! ~AGF Aozora Marche Special~. And as an online event, they had a live broadcast celebrating the 6th anniversary of "AniKan", including "AniBako" Ep.2 ~AGF Aozora Marche Special~.
The number of visitors at Sunshine City, Ikebukuro, was 4,818, and the total number of visitors to the whole event was 14,974.
(C) AGF Aozora Marche
(C) Hongou Akiyoshi, Fuji TV, Toei Animation
After confirming positive for novel coronavirus, the voice actress Kurosawa Tomoyo has announced that she had been discharged on October 19, 2020. She posted her current personal thoughts at the social network.
Kurosawa is a voice actor that is known for her roles, such as Omae Kumiko from "Sound! Euphonium", Akagi Miria from "The Idolmaster Cinderella Girls", Arisugawa Otome from "Aikatsu!", and Michelle (Okusawa Misaki) from "BanG Dream!"
In autumn 2020, she is voicing Saya from "Wandering Witch: The Journey of Elaina", Ordinary Person from "Akudama Drive", Kurenai from "Rail Romanesque", and other roles.
On October 9, 2020, her affiliated agency, Mouse Production has announced that Kurosawa was tested positive for novel coronavirus on the official website.
Then, Kurosawa’s discharge from the hospital was announced on the same website on the 19, and it said, "On October 8, Kurosawa Tomoyo was tested positive for novel coronavirus in the PCR test, and under the advice of the health care center, she was hospitalized at a metropolitan hospital for treatment. We would like to report that as she has satisfied condition for discharge set by the Ministry of Health, Labor, and Welfare, she has now came back to her home."
Kurosawa has updated her Twitter and Instagram on 19th also.
Along with her apologize saying, "I would like to take this opportunity to apologize to everyone who was worried about me as well as troubled due to this matter", she also mentioned about her mental state after receiving the result of the test saying, "I was quite frustrated when I heard that I was tested positive in the test despite being extremely cautious in my daily life for few months."
Follow by the appreciation to the people in her surrounding, "Also, I would like to thank everyone from the bottom of my heart! For the warm affectionate words from my family, Senpai, friend as well as the continuous encouragement from everyone in the social media." Kurosawa also thanked the medical personnel, saying "I would like to give my greatest thank to the medical personnel for their kind and gentle treatment and nursing despite having the risk of being infected. There are times when I felt depressed because of the high fever and tonsillitis but... I was really saved by the personality and kindness of everyone in the hospital. I really can't thank you enough for this."
In the end, she also voiced our enthusiasm, saying "I would like to return the gratitude daily from now on by putting my greatest efforts in all the works. Do look forward to it."
The voice actor, Shirai Yuusuke, known for Amemura Ramuda from "Hypnosis Mic: Division Rap Battle - Rhyme Anima", Nikaidou Yamato from "IDOLiSH7", and others, has revealed that he was infected with coronavirus. It was announced on his own Twitter as well as his affiliated agency, EARLY WING's official website.
On Oct. 1, 2020, Shirai's new tweet in Twitter said, "I had been taking a break from major work, but I was tested positive for coronavirus on the PCR test."
Also, "As there was no symptoms, I will my best in the recuperation until the virus is eliminated from my body. I am sorry for making you worry as well as any inconvenience caused".
It was revealed at the EARLY WING official website as well saying, "It has been confirmed that Shirai Yuusuke has tested positive in the PCR test" followed by "Shirai Yuusuke has taken a break from major work as he has flu like symptoms, and was quarantined at his house while recuperating. Currently as he is showing no symptoms, he is recuperating while following the advice of the health center and specialist."
They also commented "Our Company will also continue to prioritize the safety of each staff, affiliated casts, and fans and establish a high level of awareness to prevent and stop the infection. We would like to apologize to the staff as well as the fans for anye inconvenience caused" toward the fan and staff.
Bushiroad Co.,Ltd has announced that there was no new cluster of infection of novel coronavirus result from the stage play "Assault Lily The Fateful Gift", that was held from Sep. 3 to Sep. 13, 2020, at Brilla HALL, Tokyo, after surveying for 2 weeks.
As the stage play "Assault Lily The Fateful Gift" was originally planned at a venue that can fit 600 people, but due to the novel coronavirus situation and as a method for prevention, a venue that can fit twice the planned capacity was used.
This event was conducted while keeping both the social distancing and the initial planned capacity, and with the cooperation from the staff, cast, as well as the audience, it was a success as two weeks had passed since then.
Pius Co.,Ltd - Producer Hayashi Shuuji
In the world of acting and under these harsh times, we have proved that it was even possible for a stage play to be held with all the cast and staff being on full alert from the first day of rehearsal until the last curtain call.
This is a wonderful work.
The cast was also wonderful.
I want to create another stage play with this cast again.
（C）AZONE INTERNATIONAL, acus/Assault Lily Project
[Anime! Anime! Biz／article from animeanime.biz]
It was decided that that the anime adaptation of "Dragon's House-Hunting" will start broadcasting from April 2021. Information such as Horie Shun and Ishikawa Kaito as the main cast, the latest visual, and PV have also been announced.
"Dragon's House-Hunting" is based on the same name manga that is serialized in "Monthly Comic Garden" (also known as MAGCOMI).
After being disowned by his tribe, the coward dragon Letty sets off on a journey to search for a house that is comfortable for a weakling like him. In the midst of his journey. He encountered the hero's party in the midst of his journey and was saved by the self-proclaimed real estate dealer & elf (demon king) Dearia. Then, the two of them begin traveling together...
The brand-new fantasy story of the dragon and demon king has started.
In the key visual, along with the coward dragon Letty and the self-proclaimed real estate dealer & elf (demon king) Dearia, the chick of the Hresvelgr tribe Pip and the princess of the human kingdom Nell can be seen as well.
This is a visual where you can see the different tribese interacting friendly with each other while smiling in the colorful flower garden.
A total of 4 main casts have been announced.
Letty will be voiced by Horie Shun, Dearia will be voiced by Ishikawa Kaito, Pip will be voiced by Izawa Shiori, and Nell will be voiced by Fukuen Misato.
"Dragon's House-Hunting" will start broadcasting from April 2021 on TOKYO MX and other channels.
Also, before the broadcast date, the online salon by "Dragon's House-Hunting" production committee is also decided. Not only will the work's information be announced, but the front line staff involving in the anime production will also announce the anime production and promotion as well as the flow process for the production committee of the anime. Detailed information is available on the special webpage.
（C）Tanuki Kawo, Aya Choco／Mag Garden, "Dragon's House-Hunting" Production Committee
'Yakunara Mug Cup Mo' that features high school girls X ceramic art will be aired from Apr. 2021. PV has also been revealed.
"Yakunara Mug Cup Mo" is a youth story set in the Tajimi city of Gifu Prefecture and follows four high school girls getting into ceramic art through "Mino Yaki", traditional ceramic artworks in the area.
It is based on a free comic, which has been serialized since 2012 by Planet Co., Ltd, a local IT company. The director is Kamiya Jun, known for "Kingdom" and "Hikaru no Go", story edition and scenario is handled by Arakawa Naruhisa, known for "Kingdom" and "This Art Club Has a Problem!", and production is handled by Nippon Animation, known for "Chibi Maruko-chan", "Haikara-San: Here Comes Miss Modern", and "World Masterpiece Theater Series".
The PV released features the protagonist Toyokawa Himeno in the first year of high school, who has moved to Tajimi city. The video begins with her asking the audience 'Is there something you are passionate about?', and looking for something she loves doing through an encounter with unique friends, and ceramic art.
"Yakunara Mug Cup Mo" will be released in Apr. 2021.
(C)Planet, Nippon Animation / Yakunara Mug Cup Mo Production Committee
The production of the 2nd series of the TV anime "Motto! Majime ni Fumajime Kaiketsu Zorori" has been decided. It has been announced that the broadcast will start in April 2021. A teaser visual for the new series was released along with the announcement.
"Motto! Majime ni Fumajime Kaiketsu Zorori" is based on the children's book series by Hara Yutaka, which has over 35 million copies published.
The 1st series of the TV anime was broadcast from April 2020.
It depicts the adventures of the protagonist Zorori, who aims to become the king of mischief, and his twin minions, Ishishi and Noshishi.
The new series will contain not only the original stories that haven't been animated yet but also many original episodes written for the anime, heating up the story. Let's look forward to seeing Zorori and his friends even more energetic than before.
TV anime "Motto! Majime ni Fumajime Kaiketsu Zorori" will start in April 2021 on NHK Educational TV.
(C) Hara Yutaka / Popurasha, BNP, NEP
"Kento Ankoku Den / Kento Shito Den Cestvs", which has been serialized in 'Young Animal' for 23 years since 1997, will be an anime adaptation titled "Cestvs: The Roman Fighter". It will be aired on Fuji TV '+Ultra' and other channels from Apr. 2021.
The story is set in ancient Rome, and follows Cestvs, who was sold as a slave, goes through a lot and fights to achieve freedom. It is a large-scale drama that depicts delicate feelings of each slave character fighting, considering their historical background and culture.
The teaser visual features Cestvs shackled with handcuffs and a collar in a dark place like a dungeon, turning towardsto light that is shining in. The depiction seems to convey a strong desire for freedom.
The PV features an exciting scene wherethat a gate of a ring opens, and Cestvs makes up his mind to go fighting.
The director is Kawase Toshifumi that handled the story edition for "Higurashi When They Cry", and BN Pictures handles the animation production.
To make the battle scenes, Kamegai Yoshihiro (whoHe became the 38th OPBF welterweight champion, and is nownow is being active as a boxing
commentator.) worked as a 'battle scene adviser' , and filmed using the method of motion capture method. The movement of fistsMovement of fist and breathing were well recreated to obtain tension like a real match.
Mineta Hiromu, a rookie voice actor, will play the protagonist Cestvs, who has a warm heart while struggling with his harsh fate.
"Cestvs: The Roman Fighter" will be aired on Fuji TV '+Ultra' and other channels from Apr. 2021.
(C)Wazarai Shizuya, Hakusensha / Cestvs Production Committee
"Heion Sedai no Idaten-tachi", the manga currently serialized in "Young Animal" (from Hakusensha), will be produced by MAPPA of "Jujutsu Kaisen" and "Athletic Samurai" and broadcast from Jul. 2021 at "Noitamina". The promotion video and a teaser visual have been released this time.
"Heion Sedai no Idaten-tachi" is originally "Idaten versus Demons versus Humans" battle deathmatch by Amahara of "Interspecies Reviewers", which had been serialized on the website called "Shintosha", where ONE of "One Punch Man", Ishida Sui of "Tokyo Ghoul", Fujimoto Tatsuki of "Chainsaw Man", and other authors have posted their works before their debut.
The update at "Shintosha" had stopped in 2016, and many fans wished to continue the release of the new episode. The serialization of the new episode started at "Young Animal" in 2018 with the design by "Cool Kyou Shinja", a manga artist known for "Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid" who originally from "Shintosha".
The teaser visual released this time illustrated yawning Hayato, Irisy, and Paula on the tongue of demon Miku, who has a terrific observing power and thinking ability.
The promotion video abundantly uses the animation cutscenes which will be released for the first time, and the expectation rises toward the release on next summer.
"Heion Sedai no Idaten-tachi" will be released from Jul. 2021 on Noitamina.
Amahara, the original author
I look forward to see how those action scenes become anime as one of the fans.
Cool Kyou Shinja, the character design
I want to seeing moving and shaking animations so much.
Producer Matsuo Taku from Fuji TV
On the first night when I read this work, which goes beyond my expectations on every part, I remember that I walked around my town while whispering something all the time.
I thought that I have to pair up with the best team in order to make the genius's ideas into animations, since it is not easy from the beginning.
Our team, from the producer, MAPPA team, and staff, will do our best.
Please watch "Heion Sedai no Idaten-tachi"!
(C) Amahara, Cool-kyou Shinja, Hakusensha/ "Heion Sedai no Idaten-tachi" Production Committee
"NIGHT HEAD" has enjoyed a cult following since the TV drama series aired in 1992. It has been decided that the new original TV anime "NIGHT HEAD 2041", based on a script by the original creator Iida Joji , will be broadcast on "+Ultra" from July 2021.
After 30 years, the original TV animation "NIGHT HEAD 2041" will be revived with a script written by Iida Joji, the original writer and director of the TV drama.
In addition to the brothers, Kirihara Naota and Naoya, who were suffering due to their supernatural powers in the TV drama version, this anime features another pair of brothers, Kuroki Takuya and Yuya, who are hunting them down as part of the National Security Forces. The anime spins a new story for "NIGHT HEAD".
It is produced by Shirogumi, which has created a wide range of works from VFX-enhanced live-action works to TV animations. This film is the directorial debut of Hirakawa Takamitsu, who worked as a CG director on "Etama" and "Revisions". The original character design is by Ogure Ito, who is known for his beautiful and delicate characters in "Air Gear", "Tenjo Tenka", and "Bakemonogatari".
In the teaser PV, it starts from the streets of Shibuya in 2041. You can see Takuya and Yuuya engaging in gun fights, Kirihara Naoto using his super power and Naoya, Naoto's younger brother, in the teaser video.
NIGHT HEAD 2041" is scheduled to be broadcast in July 2021 on Fuji Television's "+Ultra" and other channels.
(C) NIGHT HEAD 2041 Production Committee
It has been announced that "Words Bubbling Up Like Cider", an original anime for theaters, will be released on Jun 25, 2021. The release has been postponed due to the spread of the COVID-19.
"Words Bubbling Up Like Cider" is an original anime for theaters themed on "Words X Music", and depicts a 'youth story during the summer'.
It is directed by Ishiguro Kyohei known for "Your Lie in April" and "Children of the Whales". He also has a reputation for his subtle depiction of feelings.
The boy-meets-girl story follows Cherry, a boy who likes haiku and has a little trouble communicating with others, and Smile, a girl who hides behind a mask. They meet in a suburban shopping mall in a provincial city and get closer to each other through words and music.
At Tokyo International Film Festival, where the release date was announced, the director Ishiguro Kyohei talked about the theme "Words X Music", saying 'Speaking of haiku, the relation between haiku and Japanese rap was featured in a book that contains a conversation between Ito Seiko, who started Japanese rap music, and Kaneko Touta, a poet. For example, rhyming and In wo Fumu(=rhyming in haiku)' 'Haiku has a root in music, and I reconciled it with the work.'
Furthermore, Ichikawa Somegorou the 8th will play the role of Cherry. He challenged playing in film, voice acting, and playing protagonist for the first time. Sugisaki Hana, who has a reputation for her ability in expression even though she is still young, will play the role of Smile. Other cast include Yamadera Koichi, Han Megumi, Hanae Natsuki, Kamiya Hiroshi, and Sakamoto Maaya.
Redesigned movie ticket is being on sale from Nov. 20. The former version is still valid.
"Words Bubbling Up Like Cider", an original animated movie , will be released on Jun. 25, 2021.
(C)2020 FlyingDog / Words Bubbling Up Like Cider Production Committee
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 PV of SEASON WINTER from the TV anime "A3!", currently being broadcast from October, has been revealed. SEASON WINTER will start from November 23.
"A3!" is based on the same name handsome actors training game that has exceed 6.5 million downloads. It depicts the achievements of the protagonist, Tachibana Izumi, who takes on the roles of the “General Director” and Chairman to rebuild the small troupe “MANKAI Company” along with the troupe members.
The PV depicts the 5 members of the winter troupe with their unit theme song "to bloom...". The character setting of the 5 members are also revealed.
TV anime "A3!" is currently being broadcast. SEASON WINTER, which depicts the story of the winter troupe, will start from November 23.
（C）A3! ANIMATION PROJECT
The new cast for "Sorcerous Stabber Orphen: Battle of Kimluck" , to be premiered in Jan. 2021, has been announced, including Shimoduma Yoshiyuki, Sugita Tomokazu, Sakamoto Maaya, and Koyasu Takehito.
"Sorcerous Stabber Orphen: Battle of Kimluck" is an anime based on a dark fantasy "Sorcerous Stabber Orphen" written by Akita Yoshinobu, which had over 14 million copies in circulation.
It became an anime adaptation in 2019 to commemorate its 25th anniversary, following 1998 and 1999. This will be the 2nd season.
The new cast to play the members of "Death Teachers", Kimluck Church's own assault unit, who are hiding in Kimluck that stands against the sorcerers, has been announced. Shimoduma Yoshiyuki will be playing Salua, a traitor to the death teachers, Sugita Tomokazu will play Quo, the most powerful assassin, Sakamoto Maaya will play Carlotta, a sly adjutant, and Koyasu Takehito will play Name, a strategist that is active behind the scenes.
We received comments about their enthusiasm.
Also, Morikubo Shotaro, who will play the protagonist Orphen, will perform the opening theme song, his latest song 'LIGHT of JUSTICE'.
"Sorcerous Stabber Orphen: Battle of Kimluck" will be premiering on Jan. 20, 2021, on TOKYO MX and AT-X.
Shimoduma Yoshiyuki as Salua
I worried a lot about how to play Salua, who has various faces, but thanks to the help from Morikubo-san and others, I managed to do the challenge.
Battle of Kimluck has a hard development, and I really like it.
Please try watching it!
Sugita Tomokazu as Quo
When I was chosen as a cast, I felt elated and scared at the same time for some reason.
I didn't know if it was because of the pressure or the message that I became a creator from the audience.
When I spoke a single word as Quo, I found it out. I will put all the feelings in the play. Please enjoy it.
Sakamoto Maaya as Carlotta
Carlotta apparently looks elegant, but it is hard to tell what she actually is thinking about from her facial expressions, which is her attraction. I'm also excited to watch the broadcast. Let's enjoy it together.
Koyasu Takehito as Name
I am really grateful to join "Sorcerous Stabber Orphen", a great masterpiece. I sincerely hope that the voice of his spirit reaches you.
Please save him...
(C)Akita Yoshinobu, Kusaka Yuya, TO Books / Sorcerous Stabber Orphen: Battle of Kimluck Production Committee
From "World Trigger 2nd Season", TV anime of which will be aired from Jan. 2021, it was announced that a special screening will be held for a limited time from Dec. 25. 2020, where the original video will be shown. The poster visual and trailer have also been revealed.
"World Trigger" is based on a comic written by Ashihara Daisuke and serialized in 'Weekly Shonen Jump' and 'Jump Square'. The 1st season of the TV anime was aired from 2014 to 2016.
In "Special Screening Version World Trigger 2nd Season", which will be screened in advance of the release of the 2nd season of the TV anime, the first 2 episodes of the 2nd season, and theater original video will be shown. It will feature "Galopoula Arc", which depicts the members of "Galopoula", assaulting the headquarters of "Border", a vassal state of Aftokrator that is the largest military state in the Neighborhood .
"Special Screening Version World Trigger 2nd Season" will be playing for a limited time from Dec. 25 at Shinjuku Walt 9 in Tokyo, Umeda Burg 7 in Osaka, and other theaters.
(C)Ashihara Daisuke / Shueisha, TV Asahi, Toei Animation
It was decided that the broadcast of "Bokura Teki niha Risou no Rakugo" featuring the voice actors Nakajima Yoshiki, Itou Kento, Tsuchida Reiou, and Sakakihara Yuuki as the fudanshi, professional rakugo storytellers, will start from January 2021.
*fudanshi is a guy who is into boys' love
*rakugo is a form of Japanese verbal entertainment
This program is a brand-new entertainment with the theme of BL and rakugo. The voice actors Nakajima Yoshiki, Itou Kento, Tsuchida Reiou, and Sakakihara Yuuki will be acting as the fudanshi, professional rakugo storytellers
The four professional rakugo storytellers are affiliated to the "Mousoutei", which specialty is B and L delusion. The ideas of the rakugo are... from the cafe that they visit. Their B and L delusion's talk starts after observing the regular customers and the shop attendants. Then, it will change to the rakugo program as they go up on stage. Also, their delusion during the performance will be visualized.
The broadcast of "Bokura Teki niha Risou no Rakugo" will start from January 2021, on TOKYO MX, BS Nippon TV.
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.