The rain ponchos inspired by “EVANGELION”, “PSYCHO-PASS 3”, “Godzilla”, and “Shin Godzilla” are here. The release is scheduled on early Aug. 2020 from the official characters' goods/ apparel brand “Cospa”.
This summer, there will be new rain poncho by “Cospa” and it is n item that can help you to prepare against the rainy season, sudden rain, and the typhoon in summer.
The line-up includes: “EVANGELION Model Nerf Rain Poncho” will allow you to experience being a member of Nerf, “PSYCHO-PASS 3 Public Safety Bureau Rain Poncho” filled with the urban feel that a member of the public safety bureau might wear, “G-Force Rain Poncho”, and “Giant Unknown Creature Disaster Affairs Administration Rain Poncho” for Tokusatus lover.
Each of the product is made with a light-weighted and high water-resistant fabric and the large size can cover you completely even when you are carrying a backpack. As it comes with a storage pouch that is easy to carry, so it will surely be a convenient item during the sudden rain.
“Nerf Rain Poncho”, “Public Safety Bureau Rain Poncho”, “G-Force Rain Poncho”, and “Giant Unknown Creature Disaster Affairs Administration Rain Poncho” are all priced at 5,000 JPY (tax excluded) and the release is scheduled on early Aug.
The advanced sale is scheduled for mid-Jul.
（C）PSYCHO-PASS Production Committee
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From "Evangelion" comes the wristwatch from the collaboration with G-SHOCK. Pre-orders are currently available at EVANGELION STORE and RADIO EVA.
The base model for this product is "DW-6900", which is G-SHOCK's popular model that had welcomed its 25th anniversary and it is also known as a "Triple Eye Model". The design is done by Evangelion Official Apparel Brand, "RADIO EVA" and used an abstract art that expressed the unique world setting of Evangelion.
The design is inspired by EVA-01 TEST TYPE while the color is based on the key colors (purple and green) of EVA-01 TEST TYPE, which RADIO EVA is quite fond of. The EL Backlight is inspired by NERV Command Centre as it gives off a red light when light up and the fans will surely enjoy. Other than that, it has various functions, such as shock resistant, water-resistant, a countdown timer function which can set from the second unit up to 24 hours unit.
In RADIO EVA Online, "RADIO EVASTORE (Shibuya PARCO), the limited DIGITAL NERV BIG T-Shirt, which the same deisn as G-SHOCK, will be on sale.
"EVANGELION STORE Original Wristwatch G-SHOCK DW-6900 feat.RADIO EVA" is priced at 20,000 JPY (tax excluded). Pre-orders are currently available at EVAGELION STORE and RADIO EVA. Shipping is scheduled for early Aug. 2020.
It has been decided that "Neon Genesis Evangelion Original Picture Collection" created by Anno Hideaki will be released again as an e-book. In this book, more than 30 specially colored pages selected by Anno Hideaki Select have been added, and 3 volumes will be distributed at the same time.
"Neon Genesis Evangelion" is the TV anime series directed by Anno Hideaki that has been broadcast on TV Tokyo since 1995. It is the original work of the "Evangelion" series, final of which will be released soon.
In this book, you can really enjoy the challenging and high-level drawing techniques that are the charm of "Neon Genesis Evangelion". The "Neon Genesis Evangelion Original Picture Collection," reprinted after 20 years, has more than 30 specially colored pages selected by Anno Hideaki.
Three volumes will be released at the same time, and the first volume will contain the TV version opening and about 700 original images of episodes 1, 2, 5, 7, and 8. The second volume will contain Asuka and Shinji killing the apostle in a breathtaking attack, from episode 9 to episode 19, including the scene where the first Eva machine awakens and preys on the apostle.
The third volume contains the original images up to episode 24, where appeared the last singer, Nagisa Kaoru, and pictures of episode 25, 26, where "Eva" shows up as a very problematic task.
Three volumes of "Neon Genesis Evangelion Original Pictures" will be released at the same time as e-books. The price of volume one and volume two is 2,000 JPY (tax excluded). Volume three is pricedat 2,400 JPY (excluding tax).
(C)Color / Project Eva.
Prior to the premiere of the movie "EVANGELION:3.0 +1.0", apparel items such as shirts and loungewear, are here. They are now on sale at nationwide Mac-House stores and at the online shop.
The Mac-House limited collection, which recreates the world settings, such as the in-depth story and stylish outlook, of the Science-Fiction (SF) Anime "Evangelion" that fascinates various fans across generation.
The printed T-shirts will have a total of 5 colors available, which are the body colors of Unit-00, Unit-01, Unit-02, Mark.06, and Unit-08, with an impressive image of the unit printed at the back. There are also printed T-shirts with the scene of the "Operation Yashima" and "Pilots".
The other line-ups are loungewear (a set of half sleeve T-shirts with a short pants that allowed you to enjoyed "time at home"), overall graphic printed shirts featuring the popular scenes, a waist bagwith NERV Logo, and sacoche with NERV Logo.
"EVANGELION Mac-House Original Collection" is now on sale at nationwide Mac-House stores and online shop.
The latest apparel and miscellaneous goods of the "Evangelion" series have appeared in "Cospa". There is a total of 10 products in the lineup, such as the 100 limited units "Plug Suits Designed Jeans", T-shirts, and Body Bag.
The product that is worth highlighting is the 100 limited units "Plug Suits Designed Jeans" that is based on the plug suits worn by Ikari Shinji and the others Eva's pilots.
The special design of the plug suits is recreated by interweaving the sports materials on the jeans. This is an attractive product for "Eva" fans as it has the interchangeable embroidered badge by taking off the fastener, the double loop specification, and the printed logo on the back pocket.
Other than that, the other lineup of products that will make you enjoyed the setting of "Eva" are the T-shirts with the monotone graphic of Makinami Mari Illustrious and Nagisa Kaworu, item with Nerf and Seele logo respectively, and the Nerf HQ supply styled goods.
Further information is available at "Cospa" official website.
From "Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon a Time", which is currently on its last run, comes the sudden "last" audience novelty. It will be distributed to 1 million nationwide audiences from June 26, 2021.
"Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon a Time" is the latest as well as the finale of the "Rebuild of Evangelion" series, which was released in 2007 and it is the sequel to "You Are (Not) Alone", "You Can (Not) Advance.", and "You Can (Not) Redo".
The final audience novelty is the A4-sized mini-poster of "Nagisa Kaworu" and "Makinami Mari Illustrious" with the signature of the cast member. This poster will be distributed randomly.
Also, the official 36-pages carefully made booklet "EVA-EXTRA-EXTRA" (A4) will be continued to be distributed at the theatres until the stock is finish.
"Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon a Time" is currently on its last run at the theatres.
“Rebuild of Evangelion” released a new video titled “Evangelion in the Present" on Khara’s official Youtube channel. The 90-second video is collection of character lines from the movie.
Starting with the protagonist Ikari Shinji, “Evangelion in the Present” features various memorable character lines from the movie, to the sound of Pachelbel’s Canon as background music.
In addition, a special 36-page booklet titled “EVA-EXTRA-EXTRA” is also being distributed at theaters since Jun. 12.
The updated version of “Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon a Time”, is the first to screen at Dolby Cinemas in the history of "Evangelion". New visuals used in last theatrical poster for the series have been also released, as the movie is in the midst of its last run.
“Rebuild of Evangelion” making seminar will be held online on Jul. 9, 2021.
The seminar will showcase the workflow process behind the anime production utilizing software from Autodesk.
Targeted towards those involved with anime/video production as well as people interested in the implementation of 3D graphics tools to their production pipeline.
Color Inc. will make an appearance as a special guest in this 22nd edition. Their presentation will focus on the CG making process using Autodesk 3ds Max of the last entry of the “Rebuild of Evangelion” movie series from the Evangelion franchise, which grossed over 9 billion yen in the box office.
The event will deliver exclusive content, from the CG workflow process to the challenges during production, and behind the scene stories.
“‘Rebuild of Evangelion’ Making Seminar” online webinar will be held in Jul. 9, from 16:00 to 17:30. The attendance is free, however registration for the event is required.
Details can be found at the event special page.
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"Shin Godzilla" Merchandise will be released on 'Cospa' in August.
The design is inspired by the government-supplied goods ofor Kyosaitai (Giant Unknown Creature Disaster Affairs Administration). The line-up includes 'Kyosaitai Full Color Eco Bag', 'Kyosaitai Dry T-shirt', 'Kyosaitai Functional Tote Bag', 'Kyosaitai Equipment Mask', and 'Kyosaitai Carabiner S Shape'.
Moreover, 'Shin Godzilla 2nd Form Large Tote' with a design of the 2nd form of Godzilla, will also be available.
Please check out 'Cospa' official website for more details.
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The outline and sneak peek of episode 8 "Graftage" / "Phantom Figure" of the TV anime "Godzilla Singular Point" (Broadcast date: May 20, 2021) have been released.
"Godzilla Singular Point" is a completely new anime that features an original story from the historical "Godzilla" film series depicted in hand-drawn anime and CG anime by the anime production studio Bones and Orange that has produced various high-quality CG anime.
It shows two young geniuses, the female researcher Kamino Mei, and the male engineer Arikawa Yun, along with their surroundings facing humanity's greatest threat.
In episode 8, "Godzilla" is facing a transformation after landed in Tokyo. The ground self-defense force that is led by Matsuhara is handling the assault.
Yun, Jet Jaguar equipped with the "Anguirus Lance" and transplanted with the AI Jung, and others encountered some mysterious monsters on the pier when they are heading to defeat "Godzilla". Mei and the others, who are in London that is being assaulted by the Radon groups, managed to reach Ashihara mansion and they started to read a large number of research notes that were left by him.
On the other hand, Satou is finding the receiver of the report that was sent by Misakioku....
The broadcast date of episode 8 "Graftage" / "Phantom Figure" of "Godzilla Singular Point" is at 10:30, on May 20, 2021, on TOKYO MX and other channels.
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May 5 is "Children's Day". Originally, this day was called "the Boy's Festival", and it was dedicated to praying for the growth of boys and the prosperity of the clan, but it was established as a national holiday in the Showa era. Nowadays, boys and girls often celebrate together.
Speaking about types of entertainment that you can enjoy from childhood, "tokusatsu" where heroes and monsters play an active role is definitely the one! Nowadays, the number of genres that adults can enjoy together with kids is increasing.
So this time, we will introduce the figures from "tokusatsu" related works. You can decorate them or play with them, enjoy the heroes and monsters at hand♪
▼ The completely new TV anime "Godzilla Singular Point" and the Hollywood live-action version are something to talk about!
"Godzilla" related ▼ The movie "Shin Ultraman" planned and written by Anno Hideaki will also be refrained!
"Ultraman" related ▼ 50th-anniversary projects one after another! Anno Hideaki also wrote and directed the live-action film "Shin Kamen Rider".
"Kamen Rider" related
■ The completely new TV anime "Godzilla Singular Point" and the Hollywood live-action version are a topic! "Godzilla" related
S.H.MonsterArts Godzilla (1989)
Godzilla (1989) that appeared in "Godzilla vs. Biollante" will be released in 3D by S.H.MonsterArts. Sakai Yuji, a leading figure in Godzilla modeling, produces prototypes, coloring, and modeling based on movie suit materials. The texture and details from the movie have been faithfully recreated, and the articulation mechanism has been carefully designed to keep the figure intact, allowing you to pose it freely.
The price is 9,350 JPY (tax included), and it will go on sale in general stores from August 2021.
TM & amp; (C) TOHO CO., LTD.
S.H.MonsterArts GODZILLA FROM GODZILLA VS. KONG (2021)
Godzilla (2021) that appears in "Godzilla vs. Kong" will be released under S.H.MonsterArts. The characteristic back fin light emission in the play is reproduced with realistic metallic paint. Comes with a new wrist so you can show what Godzilla looks like when attacking or grabbing.
The price is 6,600 JPY (tax included), and it will be on sale at general stores from May 14, 2021. Also sold on Amazon, AmiAmi, Sofmap, Bic Camera, Yodobashi Camera, etc.
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S.H.MonsterArts Gigan (2004) Great Battle Ver.
From the "Godzilla FINAL WARS" series, Gigan (2004) is back to the S.H.MonsterArts series as a big decisive battle version The modeling and coloring of the main body are the same as it was at that time, and the gigalium cluster effect and chain parts are included. "Modified Gigan" can be reproduced by rearranging each part.
The price is 15,180 JPY (tax included), pre-orders are available on Premium Bandai, and it will be shipped in September 2021.
TM & amp; (C) TOHO CO., LTD.
■ From the movie "Shin Ultraman" created and written by Anno Hideaki! "Ultraman" related
S.H.Figuarts Ultraman (Shin Ultraman)
Ultraman from the movie "Shin Ultraman" by Anno Hideaki as the original idea/screenplay and director Higuchi Shinji will be released under "S.H.Figuarts". Reproduced under the influence of Narita Toru's original design concept. There is no color timer on the chest, and the design does not allow the eyes to be seen through.
The price is 5,500 JPY (tax included), and it will go on sale in general stores from June 2021. Also sold on Amazon, AmiAmi, Bic Camera, Yodobashi Camera, EDION, etc.
(C) 2021 "Shin Ultraman" Production Committee
(C) Tsuburaya Productions
S.H.Figuarts (true bone carving method) Ultraman Tiga multi-type
The long-awaited "S.H.Figuarts Ultraman Tiga Multi Type", created using the true skeleton carving method, will be released in the 25th anniversary of Ultraman Tiga. The body of the suit actor Gondo at that time was scanned and the body was converted into data. The prototype was modeled by Narita Minoru, who was involved in Tiga modeling at that time. A soft material that allows you to take the characteristic poses of Ultraman Tiga is used.
The price is 6,600 JPY (tax included), and it will go on sale in general stores from July 2021.
(C) Tsuburaya Productions
S.H.Figuarts Ultraman Z Original
"Ultraman Z Original", which played an important role in "Ultraman Z" as well as in "Ultraman Chronicle Z Heroes Odyssey" and also in "Ultra Galaxy Fight Great Conspiracy", will be released under the S.H.Figuarts series. Includes wrist parts for the familiar "Please sing" pose in the transformation scene, and wrist parts for the special move pose that appeared in the human-sized battle in episode 7.
The price is 4,950 JPY (tax included), and it will go on sale in general stores from September 2021.
(C) Tsuburaya Productions (C) Ultraman Z Production Committee / TV TOKYO
50th-anniversary projects are being planned one after another! The live-action film "Shin Kamen Rider" was written and directed by Anno Hideaki. Related to "Kamen Rider".
S.H.Figuarts (true bone carving method) Kamen Rider Dark Kiba
Kamen Rider Dark Kiba appears in the true skeleton carving method series. The metallic red of the whole body and the dull glowing gun metallic, which are the characteristics of Dark Kiba, are reproduced with the coloring unique to true bone carving. We pursued modeling in every detail, such as Kivat-bat the 2nd and Fessle.
The price is 8,800 JPY (tax included), and it will go on sale in general stores from August 2021.
(C) Ishimori Productions Toei
S.H.Figuarts Kamen Rider Grand Zio
A new appearance of Kamen Rider Zio with "the strongest power" "Kamen Rider Grand Zio" in S.H.Figuarts series. The precisely sculpted statue of the Heisei rider "Rider Relief" that he wore all over his body, and made the figure carrying the riders engraved in the history of 3D. Wrist that can reproduce the action of touching the characteristic "rider relief" is attached.
The price is 8,580 JPY (tax included), and pre-orders are available on Premium Bandai, and it will be shipped in September 2021.
(C) 2018 Ishimori Productions, TV Asahi, ADK EM, Toei
S.H.Figuarts Kamen Rider Build Ninnin Comic Form
"Kamen Rider Build" Ninnin Comic Form is now available in the S.H.Figuarts series. The onmitsu scarf on his right shoulder is equipped with joint parts and is movable. The bust part and the markings on the "4-frame ninja sword" were reproduced by printing.
The price is 7,150 JPY (tax included), and pre-orders are available on Premium Bandai, and it will be shipped in September 2021.
(C) 2017 Ishimori Productions, TV Asahi, ADK EM, Toei
S.H.Figuarts (true skeleton carving method) Kamen Rider Kuuga Growing Foam
In the S.H.Figuarts (true bone carving method) series, "Kamen Rider Kuuga His Growing Form", which is the first transformation of Yusuke Godai, who inherited Arkle, has appeared. Reproduce the characteristic head modeling and body coloring as an unfinished form. In addition, as bonus parts, a pistol and a cone bar that are (shooting) and (long) before receiving morphing power are enclosed.
The price is 6,600 JPY (tax included), and pre-orders are available on Premium Bandai, and it will be shipped in September 2021.
(C) Ishimori Productions Toei
The cast members for the Japanese dub of "Godzilla vs. Kong" (Released Date: May 14, 2021) have been announced. The cast members, include Tsuda Kenjirou, Sakamoto Maaya, Ashida Mana, and Tanaka Kei.
"Godzilla vs. Kong" is the latest "Monster Versus" series, which features the crossover the massive world setting of the Hollywood "Godzilla" series and "Kong: Skull Island".
This dream matchup was once again realized since the Japanese "King Kong vs. Godzilla" in 1962.
Also, in this work, Oguri Shun will play a key role, which is Serizawa Ren, the son of professor Serizawa Ishirou, who was acted by Watanabe Ken in the previous two Hollywood's "Godzilla" series.
Then, it was announced that Ashida Mana, Tanaka Kei, Tanaka Yuuji, Onoue Matsuya, Tanaka Minami, Tsuda Kenjirou, and Sakamoto Maaya are the cast members for the Japanese dub.
Also, the theme song for the Japanese ver. "Into the Deep", the latest song by MAN WITH A MISSION, was used in the teaser for the Japanese dub, which will hype up the expectation of this movie.
"Godzilla vs. Kong" will be released on May 14.
Tsuda Kenjirou (49), Voice of Nathan Lind (Played by Alexander Skarsgård)
A former Monarch geologist
I'm happy to be able to participate in the dubbing of such a grand work. This is a tremendous film that is filled with surprises. The recording was done carefully and smoothly, so do enjoy this film in the theatre.
Sakamoto Maaya (41), Voice of Dr. Ilene Andrews (Played by Rebecca Hall)
A Monarch anthropological linguist
I have many friends, who are looking forward to the release of "Godzilla vs. Kong", so I wanted to brag that my voice will appear in the film and I am finally able to do it now!
There are some scenes that I want to watch in the theatre, so I am also looking forward to watch it in the theatre.
（C） 2021WARNER BROS. ENTERTAINMENT INC. &LEGENDARY PICTURES PRODUCTIONS LLC.
All costumes from the opening of "Card Captor Sakura" become jewelry stands designed as torsos. The jewelry stand series is called "Capsule Torso", and the 1st series will be available at nationwide capsule toy machines from the 4th week of June 2021.
"Capsule Torso Card Captor Sakura" is a capsule toy exclusive jewelry stand inspired by the battle costumes from the TV anime "Card Captor Sakura". The jewelry stands are designed as roughly 12 cm tall torsos.
All posts are given a shiny pearl finish giving the item a gorgeous feeling to go with its cute design.
The top end of the post has four hooks allowing you to hang your favorite accessories to enjoy the jewelry stand as an interior decoration.
The lineup includes costumes from all the openings: "Clow Card Arc", "Sakura Card Arc", "Clear Card Arc", and a specially designed version of the "Clear Card Arc (rare)", which has Kero-chan on the shoulder.
There is also a plan to release the 2nd series in the winter of 2021.
"Capsule Torso Card Captor Sakura" is priced at 500 JPY per play (tax included). It will be available at nationwide capsule toy machines from the 4th week of June 2021.
(C) CLAMP, ST / Kodansha, NEP, NHK
Goods that recreate the characters and world of "PUI PUI Molcar" have been released. Pre-orders are available on CRECO from June 22, 2021.
The lineup includes: "PUI PUI Molcar Fluffy Plush Pouch", "PUI PUI Molcar Fluffy Cushion", and "PUI PUI Molcar Diorama Pouch".
The Plushy Pouch and Cushion are made out of fluffy material that makes it irresistible to hug it, and faithfully recreates the characters. You can put a squeaky whistle in it which will turn the items into squeaky toys. There are five designs in total: Potato, Abbey, Shiromo, Teddy, and Choco.
The Diorama Pouch is inspired by the scene from Episode 1 "Who Caused the Traffic Jam?". It's cute to see the Molcars on the sliders run around the roads every time you open and close the zipper.
Let's enjoy these items that immerse you in the world of Molcars, both at home and outdoors.
(C) Misato Tomoki, JGY, Shin-Ei Animation / Molcars
The set of a compact "Bamboo Uchiwa (Bamboo Hand Fan)" and an "Exclusive Envelope" with the illustration of characters of "Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba", including Kamado Tanjirou and Kamado Nezuko, has been announced.
The product "Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Bamboo Uchiwa 'Mame Dayori'" has a total of 4 different designs, which are "Kamado Tanjirou", "Kamado Nezuko", "Agatsuma Zenitsu", and "Hashibira Inosuke". As the set comes with a bamboo uchiwa and an exclusive envelope, the bamboo uchiwa can be used as a normal uchiwa, while a message can also be written on the back. And by using the exclusive envelope, it possible for you to send it to someone.
As the quantity is limited, do check it out as soon as possible if you are a fan.
"Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Bamboo Uchiwa 'Mame Dayori'" is priced at 550 JPY. The sales will be available on the designated webpage from 12:15 AM, on June 24.
(C) Gotouge Koyoharu/ Shueisha, Aniplex, ufotable
From Blu-ray＆DVD of "Gintama: The Final", which will be released on August 4, 2021, a jacket illustration, featuring 4 members of Shoka Sonjuku, Sakata Gintoki, Katsura Kotarou, Takasugi Shinsuke, and Yoshida Shoyo, and purchase bonuses at each store, have been revealed.
"Gintama: The Final" is based on the final part of the original manga, and was released in January 2021, as the best & greatest scale of film in the "Gintama" series. It is the third film that marked the highest box-office sales in the series so far, with 1.36 million tickets sold and 1.9 billion JPY box-office revenue in total.
This time, from Blu-ray＆DVD of "Gintama: The Final", which will be released on August 4, 2021, an illustration for the three-sided box, featuring "members of Shoka Sonjuku", drawn by Takeuchi Shinji, who is in charge of character design, has been shown. You can enjoy pairing it with the one featuring the members of Yorozuya, which was already shown.
Moreover, information about purchase bonuses at each store has also been revealed. If you purchase the limited edition at certain stores, you will be given an "Original Sticker" with a newly drawn illustration of mini characters.
As for the bonus at each store, "ANIPLEX+" will offer Original Production Autograph T-shirt or Your Choice of Mini Tin Badge, and "Animate" will offer Original B3 Clear Poster or Mini Acrylic Stand Frame. Please check out official websites for more details.
"Gintama: The Final" Limited Edition Blu-ray is priced at 9,900 JPY (incl. tax), and DVD at 8,800 JPY (incl. tax). The release is scheduled for August 4, 2021.
(C)Sorachi Hideaki / Gintama: The Movie Production Committee
New products of the apparel brand "Noitamina Apparel", from Fuji TV's late-night anime slot "Noitamina", including "'PYSCHO-PASS' Wristwatches" have been announced.
As a celebration for the 10th anniversary of the brand, the online shop got a renewal, and visuals that exceed the common sense of anime goods, have been revealed.
"Noitamina Apparel" is an apparel brand that started together with the broadcast of the TV anime "Guilty Crown" in 2011.
Regarding the TV anime "PSYCHO-PASS" that was broadcasted in 2013, various products that are not limited to anime-related goods, including the "characters’ perfume voting project" where fans will vote for the fragrances of the character's perfume to be created, were conducted.
A total of 5 new products were announced along with the 10th anniversary of "Noitamina Apparel".
For the "'PYSCHO-PASS' Wristwatches", it comes in "Public Safety Bureau's Model" with the color of the raid jacket that only Inspector can wear as the base's color and the silver carving of the public safety's mark, and "Ministry of Foreign Affairs Operations’ Model" with shining black as the base's color and the carving of Ministry of Foreign Affairs Operations Department "SAD's mark that gives off a luxurious aura.
Other products from "PSYCHO-PASS" series are the "Bottled Aroma Gel Candle" (7 types) inspired by Shindo Arata, Kei Mikhail Ignatov, Hinakawa Sho, Kogami Shinya, Ginoza Nobuchika, Makishima Shingo, and Tsunemori Akane, and the "Graphic Art Canvas" featuring the illustration of Kogami Shinya, Makishima Shingo, and Ginoza Nobuchika.
Do also check out "Big Silhouette Hoodies" with the cute Noitamina official characters, Mina & Noitan, which is illustrated by Umino Chika, known for "Honey & Clover" and "Eden of the East".
The price for the latest product of "Noitamina Apparel" are as follows:
"PSYCHO-PASS 3" Wristwatch Public Safety Bureau's Model (First Press Limited Specification): 32,780 JPY (tax included)
"PSYCHO-PASS 3" Wristwatch Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ Model (First Press Limited Specification): 36,080 JPY
"PSYCHO-PASS 3" Bottled Aroma Gel Candle (7 types): 4,950 JPY (tax included) each
"PSYCHO-PASS 3" Graphic Art Canvas (3 types with 2 sizes): 4,840 JPY (tax included) each for small and 13,200 JPY (tax included) each for big
"'Mina & Noitan' Big Silhouette Hoodies": 6,380 JPY (tax included)
Further details can be found on each product webpage of "Noitamina Apparel" Online Shop.
（C）Psycho Pass Production Committee
As a new project in the "Psycho-Pass" series, 3 movies had been released continuously from Jan. 2019.
The first movie "Case.1 Crime and Punishment", was released on Jan. 25. Then, on Feb. 15 was released "Case.2 First Guardian", and on Mar. 8 the third movie "Case.3 On the Other Side of Love and Hate" was released, and each movie focused on the story of different characters.
"Psycho-Pass" is an SF original anime broadcasted on Fuji TV's "Noitamina" slot, produced by Production I.G, and it involve many famous creators , including Motohiro Katsuyuki, known for "Bayside Shakedown", as main director and Urobuchi Gen, who is known for his dark stories such as "Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica", as a scenarist.
The TV anime series started in 2012, and many related works have been released since then, including manga, novels, and games.
In 2015, the completely new work "Psycho-Pass: The Movie" was released and became a big hit.
The long-awaited new trilogy features major characters such as Shimotsuki Mika x Ginoza Nobuchika (Case.1), Sugo Teppei x Masaoka Tomomi (Case.2), and Kogami Shinya (Case.3).
Currently, a preview video with the "keywords" from the three stories is released, and it is an exciting preview that unraveling the missing points of "Pycho-Pass" that has not been revealed so far.
This time, we will reveal more information about Ginoza and Shimotsuki, who are the main characters of "Case.1 Crime and Punishment" that was released on Jan. 25. Those who said, "I watched 'Pycho-Pass', but I forgot the story and characters," or "I didn't see the work in the first place, but I want to see now", please read this article .
■"Pycho-Pass"'s world concept
The story is set in Japan in 2112 AD, which is controlled by the "Sibyl System" that has the function of quantifying people's psychological state.
This qualification is called "Psycho-Pass", and everyone is living using it as an index in order to lead an "ideal life" free from harmful stress.
Among it, "crime coefficient" is a measured value related to crime, and even if a person who has not committed a crime will be judged as a "potential offender" if it exceeds the specified value.
To suppress crimes that happen even in such a surveillance society, inspectors (= enforcers) of the police organization "Public Security Bureau" under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Health and Welfare use a special pistol "dominator" that is organically connected to the Sibyl System and carry out security maintenance activities.
Moreover, even if the Crime Coefficient exceeds the specified value, a potential criminal (= executive officer), who is evaluated as having the ability to understand, predict, and resolve the crime, also joins in as an enforcer.
The first season, broadcast from Oct. 2012 to Mar. 2013, is dedicated to the member of the Public Security Bureau who suffered from Shougo Makishima, a thug but because he has a peculiar constitution called exemption constitution, in which the criminal coefficient corresponding to the criminal trend is not measured by Sibyl, his Crime Coefficient can not be measured.
Tsunemori Akane, a new inspector is struggling with the threat but decided to confront and eventually find a new way that did not require the Sibyl System.
The second season, which had been broadcast from Oct. to Dec. 2014, is set one and a half years after the end of the first season.
Ginoza, who became an executive officer after a series of incidents, and a new member of the Public Security Bureau with a new inspector Shimotsuki will fight against a person named Kasumi Kirito who can lower the crime coefficient by medication and psychological guidance.
Kasumi was a human from a multi-body transplant operation from 184 people who died in a plane crash, and the Sibyl System, which can only measure individual crime coefficients, could not find him.
Like Makishima in the first season, members of the Public Security Bureau will suffer because of the Sibyl System.
"Case 1.Crime and Punishment" will focus on Ginoza, who had helped Akane, the main protagonist in season 1 and 2, and also Shimozuka, who was troubled by Akane. It take place on winter 2117, when a runaway car crash into the Public Security building. The driver of that car is Yasaka Izumi, a counselor at a potential criminal isolation facility (sanctuary) in Aomori.
However, immediately before the interrogation, Yasaka was immediately sent home.
Shimotsuki goes to Aomori with Ginoza to repatriate Yasaka. They found what can be called a "false paradise"...
■Ginoza, who becomes popular by his appearances in the 2nd season, is also a reason for the success of the new work!
Ginoza, who is the main protagonist in "Case.1 Crime and Punishment," is a character that has been appearing in this work since the 1st season. At that time, he wore a suit and had slightly long bangs but a nervous expression and glasses, expressing the so-called "elite inspector" with his body.
However, at the end of the 1st season, when his Crime Coefficient exceeded the specified value, he becomes an executive officer, and his appearance greatly changed! First, he cut his hair, stopped wearing glasses, and even showed off his tank top, which he never showed in the first season.
There is no women who can't resist this drastic gap, "Hiding such a great body under the suit..."
Also, although he was only preaching to Akane, he stopped talking around, and on the contrary, he started talking with the newbie Shimotsuki.
Furthermore, it was even more surprising that in the movie released in 2015, his hair was stretched into a ponytail.
Since in the trailer, he appeared again with a ponytail, to find an answer to your expectations, "How Ginoza will change in new work?", you should check out his development on the cinema's big screen.
It's impossible to talk about Ginoza's past without tears...
Ginoza hates people with a high Crime Coefficient. Because of that and to keep his mental state clean, he believe that he inspectors and enforcers shouldn't interact deeply, so he didn't talk much with Kogami, his former partner and colleague inspector that he knew from high school, and also his father Masaoka as both of them become potential criminals.
After being betrayed and losing everything, he becomes a close person, and the psycho-pass of Ginoza gradually deteriorates after Kogami was not a potential criminal. He also attended counseling.
In addition, while searching for Makishima's whereabouts, he was caught in a trap and suffered from a serious injury, which destroyed his left arm. At that time, Masaoka protected Ginoza but gets fatally injured and eventually dies.
They had a parent-child conversation just before death, and Ginoza regretted that he pushed him away until now.
After that, his Crime Coefficient exceeded the specified value, and he became a potential offender, he chose to live as an executive officer. His left arm was replaced by an artificial limb, and he took off his fake glasses that he wore because he hated his eyes, which resemble him of his father, and his tense posture had become calm.
In the second season, as was said before, Ginoza impressed us with his muscular body. He has done many things since 1st season, such as sending advice to Akane and destroying the drone with his artificial hand.
→ Next page: Cheeky and extra moves... Is Shimotsuki growing in the new work?
■Cheeky and extra moves... Is Shimotsuki growing in the new work?
Shimotsuki, who appeared in the 2nd season, was defined as a proper person by the Sibyl System even though he was a minor, and became an inspector at an unusually young age, at 18. Since he sincerely believes in the Sibyl System and thinks that people with a high Crime Coefficient should be eliminated promptly, he is rebellious toward Akane who in her turn tries to confront it.
As a result, they often act in a way that interferes. Also, although he basically looks down on executive officers and potential criminals as an inspector, he seems to be longing for Kunizuka Yayoi. He also smelled like "Lilly".
Shimotsuki seems to be quite "cheeky" in the anime. Even in the promo video, he confidently said, "This time it's my case," so even in the new work, Shimotsuki's actions along with his personality are likely to interfere the story.
While awaiting Blu-ray and DVD for the latest series "PSYCHO-PASS 3 FIRST INSPECTOR" on Jul. 15, 2020, the interviews will be released 3 consecutive weeks.
Miyano Mamoru, who played Homura Shizuka, talked about his impression of playing a mysterious character and his opinion about the society controlled fully by "the Sibyl System" through the 3rd volume of the official interview.
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---Please tell us your impression about playing the character from the 3rd season "PSYCHO-PASS 3" (rephrased as "PP3") to "PSYCHO-PASS 3 FIRST INSPECTOR" (rephrased as "PP3FI").
Miyano Mamoru (rephrased as "Miyano"): I felt "PP3" became a hard-liner mystery because 60 minutes were given per episode. When I played Homura Shizuka, I asked the director (Shiotani Naoyoshi) about his impression of the character, like "why would he take such action?" or "what is his goal?". Every time I received an answer, I was always surprised by it.
There are many hidden features in "PP3", and I feel love for delicate designs. I wondered how many things does he want to do through the anime. I think the biggest appeals of this work are the abundant settings and neat structures.
---How did you understand Homura Shizuka?
Miyano: You cannot understand what is he thinking only by looking at his actions. Being mysterious is one of his appealing points.
But I thought that I cannot keep Homura as a mysterious character through my acting, therefore, I asked the director to update Homura's settings, and I always had Homura's believes and sense of justice in my mind. There are not many expressions of his belief and sense of justice in the anime, but I tried to voice him according his thoughts.
---So there was a movement in his feelings behind the scene.
Miyano: There is just one scene in "PP3FI" that Homura kindly talks to others, and how he talked was much different from how he usually behaves. It slightly shows his spirituality and belief toward his goals. It is the first moment when he showed his emotions openly to others. I am sure that scene makes him look mysterious.
---What did you think about the inspectors Shindou Arata and Kei Mikhail Ignatov, who oppose to the mysterious organization "Bifrost", where Homura belongs to?
Miyano: I believe that one of the appealing points of this series is the characteristics of two characters (Arata and Kei). I believe many of you had surprised from the appearances of a new type of partnership and new abilities, and there were changes to the flow of the story after the interactions between the characters were made. I like how the relationship between the two gradually changes and the story of each inspector gets depicted as well.
---In episode 8 of "PP3", Shizuka meets Kei and invites him as the 13th inspector. What impression did you get from Kei in episode 8?
Miyano: Kei is an honest man with a strong sense of justice and a clear weak point. (His wife, Maiko Maya Stronskaya) I think Kei was an easy man to handle for Shizuka. I think a tricky part of Shizuka became evident with it.
---At the same time, Shizuka confronts "Bifrost"'s congressman,
Shirogane Haruki and Saionji Eiko in "PP3" and "PP3FI". How did he understand the environment of "Bifrost"?
Miyano: I was stunned when I talked to the congressmen in "Bifrost". I did not want to lose to them (Shirogane and Saionji). I always rely on the actors playing them (Shirogane is played by Naka Hiroshi and Saionji is played by Tanaka Atsuko), since they are more experienced than I am, but I feel like confronting them as Shizuka. I exchanged words carefully while being nervous.
---The secret of "Bifrost" is revealed n "PP3FI". What's your thought on the society controlled by "Sibyl System"?
Miyano: I know, I know that "Sibyl System" is right...but is it acceptable? I think the interesting point of this series is that you always have "but" in your mind. A decrease in the number of criminals can be expected (by arresting the possible future criminals), and the safety can be intensified.
I think having your career chosen is an efficient way of living your life, but following the right and efficient paths may not be the only interesting way. I think I am allowed to work in multiple fields because I had experienced many things in my life.
I believe having many experiences is the method to foster your life with more choices. For example, when choosing a career, I like to look for things which suit me well.
That is why the theme of "'Sybl System' and humans" is interesting. You never get any mistake when you rely fully on the system and there is a possibility of believing in the wrong form of justice. That is why system needs humans, and it is depicted in "PP3FI" as well.
---How do you want the fans to enjoy "PP3FI"?
Miyano: I think many fans so far thought that Shizuka is a quiet character, and I think many people also believed that he is the last enemy. How he behaves in episode 8 toward Kei is clearly hiding something. (laugh)
But if you take a look at "PP3FI", you will quickly realize that Shizuka is one of the main characters. I am relieved to hear that by knowing the story plot for "PP3FI". Please enjoy the progression by watching the series.
(C) PSYCHO-PASS Production Committee
As the release of the Blu-ray & DVD of "Psycho-Pass 3: First Inspector", the latest title of the series, on Jul. 15, 2020 is getting close, a 3-week interview has been conducted.
This is the 2nd part in which Horiuchi Kenyuu as Azusawa Kouichi talks about what difficulty he felt in playing the lunatic character, his impression of the character, and his thoughts on his role.
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Horiuchi Kenyuu as Azusawa Kouichi
――What was your impression on the TV series "Psycho-Pass 3" (hereinafter PP3)?
Horiuchi Kenyuu(hereinafter Horiuchi): I was told that the "Psycho-Pass" series was very popular, so it was a pleasure as an actor to be part of it.
――How did you interpret the role of Azusawa Kouichi, the First Inspector who does the dirty work for the mysterious <Bifrost>?
Horiuchi: I've been informed that he was a "villain", but when I saw the line "I'm happy" in the 1st episode and was told to "Portray him as an elusive character," it made me confused since there were so many patterns to play him in.
But after a few takes, I got a kind of "Not knowing if he is good or bad" feeling, and as the story developed I could grasp his past. The relationship between Azusawa and (Shindou) Arata's father (Shindou Atsushi) made me think he must have a scar in his heart. It was quite a challenge to figure out the elusive character little by little, but at the same time, was very interesting.
――Azusawa's character got revealed episode by episode. In episode 4 we found out that he was good at martial arts.
Horiuchi: He was so strong that the Audio Director told me not to use too much breath, haha. He even says "Ack-chooww!" Anyway, he was an interesting character. Oh, and he gives Enomiya Haruki a "choice" yet drives him to his death. He doesn't directly kill him, he lets him choose (death)... Azusawa is really crafty, haha.
――Azusawa, the First Inspector of <Bifrost> was one of the smartest criminals of the series.
Horiuchi: I've seen many villains in various series, but he may be the sharpest of them all. He dodges through the <Sibyl System> and kills people without staining his hue. How he gives his victims a "choice" was so scary, I would even call it lunacy.
But to him, this is just life. Everything that happens is within his expectations, so it doesn't mean much to him. In a way, he's a genius. Still, he has a hole in his heart, and his ambition comes from his desire to fill in that hole.
I felt that sorrow of his in Azusawa's lines when I played his role.
――Azusawa's partner, Obata (Chiyo)-chan, is a tough female that denounces him. But Azusawa doesn't mind, and even adores her. What do you think of their relationship?
Horiuchi: She was quite the partner. Exchanging lines with Obata-chan (Yahagi Sayuri) came naturally to me. I still wondered why Azusawa, as a superior as an Inspector, let Obata-chan be so harsh on him, haha.
But Azusawa has a lot of trust in Obata-chan. He never gets mad at her for making a mistake, and tells her it's okay. I once asked the director (Shiotani Naoyoshi) about their relationship, and he told me that Obata used to be an apparel designer, and she accidentally reached <Bifrost> when she was hacking in her spare time. Azusawa headhunted her to become an Inspector.
(Shindou) Arata and Kei (Mikhail Ignatov) are called climbing partners, but I believe Azusawa and Obata-chan have the same kind of relationship.
――So, they're the counterpart of Arata and Kei.
Horiuchi: In the scene where Azusawa tells Obata-chan about the story of "The Nutcracker (and the Mouse King)" (in episode 8), he is indirectly telling her about his plans. But since their conversation is so comical, the story sounds casual. I thought it was a beautiful scene.
――What did you think of the detectives of the Public Safety Bureau?
Horiuchi: I believe this is a series with many complex words. However, the actors play their roles so well that you can understand their lines, thanks to their skills. Personally speaking, I liked Todoroki (Tenma). He is a member of an elite family, yet he's a tough-looking Enforcer. It's amazing how carefully the past is depicted in the story.
The scene where Todoroki is delighted of getting a Dominator was so cute, haha. Also, when I saw the scene where Irie (Kazumichi) fiddles with the music box, I was like "Yeah, there are people like that." Oh, I just remembered, Irie used to be a delinquent too... It was fascinating to watch the detectives being themselves, but pulling up their socks when they need to.
――In "PP3FI", Azusawa takes over the Public Safety Bureau building. What was your impression on "PP3FI"?
Horiuchi: Even Obata-chan being taken in custody in the Public Safety Bureau building was within his expectations. I was purely impressed by his actions. There were also scenes where Obata-chan showed her skills, and seeing the relationship between the two was interesting.
――Azusawa finally confronts Shindou Atsushi's son, Shindou Arata.
Horiuchi: I would like everyone who watched the show to imagine what happened to Shindou Arata and Azusawa. Azusawa climbed the ladder from Enforcer to First Inspector, and wanted more. His expression when he talked about what his goals were was so intense.
It was terrifying, but at the same time, he seemed like he was in ecstasy. He had calculated way through so far, but just twice, he gets it wrong. The ending was quite sad. Obata-chan's last scene left a strong image on me.
――<Bifrost> gets unveiled in "PP3FI". How do you feel about a society controlled by the <Sibyl System>?
Horiuchi: There may really be a society controlled by an AI in the near future. But I think there will be people who try to take advantage of the system.
<Bifrost> does exactly that. They're playing a game by taking advantage of the <Sibyl System>, so probably the same thing will happen in the near future. However, I also thought that maybe the people of <Bifrost> were trying to create a better system than the <Sibyl System>.
――What are your thoughts on playing the role of Azusawa.
Horiuchi: It wasn't difficult to take on the role of Azusawa, but I can't say I could fully grasp what kind of person he was, he was quite complex. To be honest it was hard work. However, it was a great opportunity to take on such an interesting role.
What's amazing about this series is that you can enjoy it from various perspectives. Each of the main characters or even different from them. The story doesn't conclude that Azusawa is "evil". This gives the series the depth it has.
――How would you like the fans to enjoy "PP3FI"?
Horiuchi: Many elements from the former series appear in the show, so I believe all the "Psycho-Pass" fans can enjoy it.
However, we need more explanation from Azusawa. I was talking with Kaji (Yuuki)-kun (as Shindou Arata) the other day, and I said "Maybe Azusawa will come back as an Enforcer." He told me Azusawa has too strong of a character, haha.
I wish that someday, he will tell us more about himself.
(C)Psycho-Pass Production Committee
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“Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation”, which had been announced to be animated, was decided to be broadcast as TV anime in 2020. In addition, the first visual depicting the four main characters and a PV by the new animation production company “Studio Bind” established for this work were released.