June 19, 2020 By: Sakai Yasuna (Translated by James & gyanyao ), 392 views
"Koi Pro" theme songs have been decided, the OP theme will be sung by Miura Yutaro and the ED theme sung by Suzuki Konomi, a Special program featuring cast members Sugita Tomokazu and Hirakawa Daisuke also to be held
Information on the theme song for the TV anime “Koi to Producer -EVOL x LOVE-” has been announced. The OP theme will be sung by Miura Yutaro while Suzuki Konomi will be singing “Love and Producer featuring Konomi Suzuki” as the ED theme. Broadcasting will start on TOKYO MX and other channels from July 15, 2020.”Koi to Producer -EVOL x LOVE-” is based on the popular simulation game currently being distributed.
4 “Evolves” (super-evolved humans) in different positions and personalities appear in front of “me”. Through the encounter with them, “I” le3arn the truth about my father's death, my lost memory, and the huge conspiracy that lurks behind all that.
The OP theme is “Nibiiro no yoake” sung by singer-songwriter Miura Yutaro, and the ED theme is “Maiorite kita yuki” sung by Suzuki Konomi under the name of “Koi to producer featuring Konomi Suzuki”. We have received comments form both of them.
Also, from 21:30 on June 28, a live distribution program will be held on “OPENREC.tv”, a live distribution platform, featuring Director Sakai Munehisa, Sugita Tomokazu who plays Zen, and Hirakawa Daisuke who plays Simon. Details will be released soon.
The TV anime “Koi to Producer -EVOL x LOVE-” will start broadcasting on TOKYO MX on July 15, 2020.
<The following are full comment received>
I wrote the lyrics from the perspective of the “4 unique individuals” who are the main characters.
They promote a simple, passionate image of protecting a single woman no matter what. The bond between them is stronger and warmer than anything else.
So I included the preciousness of human connection when writing the song.
I too can't wait for the airing. I hope to be able to enjoy the world of Koi Pro with all of you, the fans. Thank you.
After playing the original game, I was attracted to the main characters whose individual personalities are rich with character. I'm looking forward to the anime broadcast because I am interested about the next development in the mysterious story. The ED theme “Maiorite kita yuki” is a ballad that helps you to feel the delicacy of winter, and expresses the feelings of the main characters who want to take a step towards change.
I sang filled with the world of Koi Pro, so I hope you will enjoy it as well as the anime itself.
From the TV anime "Love and Producer~EVOL×LOVE~", the key visual and the 2nd promotion video have been released.
Also, to commemorate it, the comments from the cast including Ono Yuuki (playing Haku), Sugita Tomokazu (playing Zen), Hirakawa Daisuke (playing Shimon), and Kakihata Tetsuya (playing Kira) arrived.
"Love and Producer~EVOL×LOVE~" is the TV anime originated from the romance simulation game of Papergames, which has recorded over 90 million downloads around the world.
The protagonist, who is the CEO and the producer of the small film company called "Kiseki Entertainment", starts to be involved in the truth of his father's death, his lost memory, and a large conspiracy behind it after meeting 4 "Evolver" (superhuman race) who have the different position in the society and personality with one another.
The key visual released this time depicts 4 dark "Kare" (man/boyfriend): Haku, who is the graduate of the protagonist's high school and now a special EVOL policeman, Zen, who is the CEO of "Far Ray Group", who invests on the protagonist's business, Shimon, the authority scientist in the brain science whom the protagonist invites to the TV show, Kirara, who is the popular idol who invites the protagonist to appear in the show.
The 2nd promotion movie is produced by MAPPA (known for "Yuri!!! on ICE" and "BANANA FISH") under the director Sakai Munehisa of "Zombie Land Saga", and it's increasing expectations toward the TV anime.
Furthermore, on YouTube, the comments from the 4 casts Sugita Tomokazu (playing Zen), Hirakawa Daisuke (playing Shimon), and Kakihata Tetsuya (playing Kira) have been revealed. Each cast answered 3 questions toward the broadcast of the TV anime.
Also, the goods of the TV anime have been decided, and they will be sold in the stores, including "MAPPA ONLINE STORE".
The TV anime "Love and Producer~EVOL×LOVE~" will be broadcast in 2020.
(C) Love and Producer/ Paper Pictures/MAPPA
The latest visual of the TV anime "Fire Force Season 2" that marks the start of "United Front with Company 2 Arc" from episode 19 "Oze Family", has been revealed.
Also, the additional casts and character were announced, which are Ono Yuuki will be voicing Takigi Oze and Toriumi Kohsuke will be voicing Hajiki. Their comments have been revealed as well.
After the "Haijima's Shinigami Arc" that revolves a three-way battle over the "sixth pillar" between "Special Fire Force Company 8", "Haijima Industries" and the "White Clad", "United Front with Company 2 Arc" will once again take place at the "Netherworld".
While Special Fire Force Company 8 is getting closer to the mystery of the white-clad and the "Evangelist ", Maki was requested to be transfered to the military by her family. While being separated from her precious friends, Special Fire Force Company 8 had once again stepped into the "Netherworld".
What awaits the Special Fire Force Company 8 in their second trip to "Netherworld"? Do look forward to it as the story is approaching the most interesting part.
Also, it was announced that the additional characters in "United Front with Company 2 Arc" are Takigi Oze, Maki's older brother and Tokyo Imperial Army, first lieutenant, criminal detective, and the captain of the Special Fire Force Company 2, Hajiki. Takigi Oze will be voiced by Ono Yuuki while Hajiki will be voiced by Toriumi Kohsuke.
Regarding their appearance, Ono said, "He has a stubborn side but he actually is quite a good guy. After voicing him, I found out that it was quite fun while expressing his emotion!" while Toriumi said "He is quite big-hearted, and not only is he capable in his work, he is also a cool adult that has an extreme humane side.”
TV anime "Fire Force Season 2" is currently being aired on MBS, TBS, BS-TBS, and other 21 channels.
Q1 Do tell us your impression of Takigi Oze.
I was a fan of the original work before this, and I have the thought of "If I was giving an offer to voice character, wouldn't it be Takigi?", so when I actually got the offer, I can't stop smiling...! He has a stubborn side but he actually is quite a good guy. After voicing him, I found out that it was quite fun while expressing his emotion!
Q2 Do give us a message to the fans that are looking forward to this.
The Oze family had finally gathered! This is a very unique family so I am glad to be part of them. Fire Force will be getting more interesting, so do look forward to it as well as the appearance of the Oze family!
Q1 Do tell us your impression of Hajiki.
At first glance, it seems that he is an easygoing person but he actually has a wide perception, good at looking after others, and is quite big-hearted, so he is not only capable in his work, he is also a cool adult that has an extreme humane side.
Q2 Do give us a message to the fans that are looking forward to this.
I'm Toriumi Kohsuke and I will be voicing Hajiki.
It is quite interesting and fantastic work. I really enjoyed it during the recording. Please, do look forward to it
（C）Ookubo Atsushi, Kodansha／Special Fire Force Video PR Section
From TV anime "Uzaki-chan Wants to Hang Out!" come the dakimakura (hugging bolster) covers with an original illustration of the annoying cute heroine, Uzaki Hana, and her mother Uzaki Tsuki. Pre-orders are currently available at "Hobby Japan" online shop.
The product "'HS Limited' Uzaki-chan Wants to Hang Out! Dakimakura Uzaki Hana/ Uzaki Tsuki" is a product where you can enjoy Uzaki Hana/ Uzaki Tsuki in their room wear and swimsuit on both sides.
The illustrations of both characters are newly drawn, and the "Aqua Premier (2-ways tricot)", which was created for the greatest elegance, was used as the fabric.
"'HS Limited' Uzaki-chan Wants to Hang Out! Dakimakura Uzaki Hana/ Uzaki Tsuki" are priced at 12,000 JPY (tax excluded) respectively. Pre-orders are currently available at "Hobby Japan" online shop, and shipping is scheduled for November.
（C）2020 Take／KADOKAWA／Uzaki-chan Wants to Hang Out! Production Committee
"ABEMA" has announced the top 5 work of the "Final Ranking", based on the new anime that started broadcasting in July 2020. "Sword Art Online Alicization War of Underworld" (Final Chapter) has taken the two-tops in the most views and most commented category.
The "Final Ranking" is based on the new anime that started broadcasting in July 2020. The most views category is based on the view's count of the first broadcast of the first episode until the last episode and also the archive view at "ABEMA Video" while the most comments category is based on the number of comment on the first broadcast of the first episode until the last episode.
For the most views category, the 1st place goes to "Sword Art Online Alicization War of Underworld" (Final Chapter). It has also taken the first place in the "Mid Ranking" that was announced by "ABEMA", and this shows that this is a popular work.
The rest of the results are as follows: "Re:Zero − Starting Life in Another World 2nd season" in 2nd place, "The Misfit of Demon King Academy" in 3rd place, "Uzaki-chan Wants to Hang Out!" in 4th place with "Deca-Dence" in 5th place.
Also, the 1st place for the most comments category is also taken by "Sword Art Online Alicization War of Underworld" (Final Chapter), and it had achieved two-top in the "Final Ranking".
The rest of the results are as follows: "Re:Zero − Starting Life in Another World 2nd season" in 2nd place, "Uzaki-chan Wants to Hang Out!" in 3rd place, "The Misfit of Demon King Academy" in 4th place with "Deca-Dence" in 5th place.
The top 5 works is available at "ABEMA". So do check it out if you haven't.
"ABEMA" 2020 Summer's Anime Final Ranking
・Most Views Category
1st Place: "Sword Art Online Alicization War of Underworld" (Final Chapter)
2nd Place: "Re:Zero − Starting Life in Another World 2nd season"
3rd Place: "The Misfit of Demon King Academy"
4th Place: "Uzaki-chan Wants to Hang Out!"
5th Place: "Deca-Dence"
・Most Comments Category
1st Place: "Sword Art Online Alicization War of Underworld" (Final Chapter)
2nd Place: "Re:Zero − Starting Life in Another World 2nd season"
3rd Place: "Uzaki-chan Wants to Hang Out!"
4th Place: "The Misfit of Demon King Academy"
5th Place: "Deca-Dence"
The summary and cut-scene of TV anime "Gibiate"'s episode 12 "Inochi no Hateniha" broadcast on Sep. 30 (Wed), have been revealed.
"Gibiate" is an original anime that depicts the human drama of the protagonists surviving in the wasteland world where humans turned into a monsters due to diseases. It is an anime that gathers the "legend creators", such as Amano Yoshitaka, Serizawa Naoki, and Kodai Yuuzou, people who are active in culture scenes mainly with Japanese video games, manga, and anime.
In episode 12, Professor Yoshinaga has a sudden change, and Sensui and Kenroku are struggling. It revolved around the deadly battle with the thoughts of their fallen comrade in their heart!
Then, everything will be revealed, and the shocking finale is...
TV anime "Gibiate"'s episode 12 "Inochi no Hateniha" was broadcast on Sep. 30 (Wed) on TOKYO MX and other channels.
（C）"GIBIATE PROJECT" Production Committee
A special exhibition by animation studio MAPPA, known for "Jujutsu Kaisen," "Attack on Titan: The Final Season", and "The Gymnastics Samurai", will be held at Ikebukuro PARCO FACTORY from November 27 to December 14, 2020.
At this event "MAPPA SHOWCASE", newly drawn illustrations, creator interviews, and many other things dedicated to the anime titles produced by MAPPA in 2020, including "Jujutsu Kaisen", "Attack on Titan: The Final Season", "The Gymnastics Samurai", "Mr Love: Queen's Choice ", "The God of High School ", and others, will be presented.
Advanced new goods sales will also be held at the venue.
"MAPPA SHOWCASE" will be held at Ikebukuro PARCO FACTORY from November 27 to December 14. Detailed information will be announced on MAPPA official Twitter.
(C) Akutami Gege / Shueisha / Jujutsu Kaisen Production Committee
Second key visual and third PV from the TV anime series "Mr Love: Queen's Choice" have been released.
At the same time, information about events, such as opening a shop for a limited time in Ikebukuro Marui, collaboration cafe, digital stamp rally, and "Mr Love: Queen's Choice" Mr Love Exhibition "BE SHINY DAY 2020" in baseyard tokyo, have been announced
The TV anime series "Mr Love: Queen's Choice" based on the Papergames love simulation game, which has downloads exceeding 90 million worldwide.
The protagonist is struggling to be a president and producer of a small video company "Miracle Finder". One day she meets four "Evolver" (Evol Agents) who have different positions and personalities, and she gets caught up in the truth of her father's death, the lost memories, and the huge secret behind it.
Four dark "boyfriends" are drawn on the key visual released this time.
The third PV, released at the same time, shows may dialogs between the protagonist (CV. Kanemoto Hisako), Haku (CV. Ono Yuuki), Zen (CV. Sugita Tomokazu), Simon (CV. Hirakawa Daisuke), and Kira (CV. Kakihara Tetsuya), and reveals part of a serious story in the end.
Moreover, it has been decided that a limited-time shop dedicated to the TV anime series "Mr Love: Queen's Choice" will be open from Jul. 21, on the7th floor of the Ikebukuro Marui, in THE Character SHOP.
In addition to this, a digital stamp rally that crosses tie-up stores will start from Aug. 1, "Mr Love: Queen's Choice" Mr Love exhibition "BE SHINY DAY 2020" will be held in baseyard tokyo in Harajuku, and from Aug. 19 a collaboration cafe will be set up at Animate Cafe Ikebukuro No. 4 store, so please come and visit and enjoy the anime.
(C) Mr Love/Paper Pictures/MAPPA
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)
Smartphone game with TV anime adoption, "Idolish Seven", decided to hold the 5th anniversary event called "Idolish Seven 5th Anniversary Event & BEGINNING NEXT", and the event will be held from Jan. 23, 2021 to Jan. 24, 2021 at Yokohama Arena.
In "Idolish Seven 5th Anniversary Event & BEGINNING NEXT", the cast, including Ono Kenshou and Shirai Yuusuke, will appear on the stage and the reading performance and other special contents will be held at the event.
The fastest reservation code for the ticket is included in the 1st edition of the TV anime "Idolish Seven Second BEAT" Blu-ray/DVD and ZOOL's 1st album "einsatZ".
"Idolish Seven 5th Anniversary Event & BEGINNING NEXT" will be held from Jan. 23, 2021 to Jan. 24, 2021 at Yokohama Arena.
Detail information is at "Idolish Seven Official Website.
(C) Ainana Production Committee/ BNOI
On November 16, 2020, the contestants of "71st NHK Kohaku Uta Gassen" have been announced, and singer LiSA, who is known for "Gurenge", the theme song of "Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba" and "Flame" from "Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Infinity Train the Movie", will appear on the show for the second consecutive year. On the same day, LiSA shared her enthusiasm on Twitter.
The 71st NHK Kohaku Uta Gassen will feature LiSA and other artists who have sung theme songs for 2020 animes.
Suzuki Masayuki from "Kaguya-sama Love is War" ("DADDY! DADDY ! DO ! feat. Airi Suzuki), Sixtones from "Fugou Keiji Balance:UNLIMITED" ("NAVIGATOR"), "Hanyou no Yashahime" ("NEW ERA"), Snow Man from "Black Clover" ("Stories"), and milet from "Fate/Grand Order - Absolute Monster Sen Sen Babylonia" ("Prover/Tell me") and other singers have joined the list.
On November 16, when the contestants for the" 71st NHK Kohaku Uta Gassen" were announced, LiSA wrote on Twitter: "I'm going to participate in the 71st NHK Kohaku Uta Gassen. I'm so happy to be able to be on the Kohaku Uta Gassen stage for the second year in a row."
She continued: "With gratitude to everyone who keeps improving with me to make it the best future with me... I'm going to burn my heart out in red, just like you think LiSA would, and deliver the live performance on the Kohaku Utah stage again. We look forward to seeing you," she wrote with enthusiasm.
Upon receiving LiSA's report, on Twitter the following was posted, "Congratulations~! It's been a raging year since your first Kohaku! The joy of being on that stage for the second year in a row: ... It's a pleasure for me too! I'm happy to spend another last day of the year listening to LiSA's songs! I can't wait to see what you'll be performing this year! Thank you for always creating the best possible future.
'Inori Minase 5th ANNIVERSARY LIVE Starry Wishes', the first online live performance by Minase Inori as a voice actress and singer will be held on Dec. 5, 2020. In advance, Insta-live will also be held on Nov. 18 on her own account.
The exclusively online live performance will be held at Yokohama Arena. The tour final was to be held there in Jun., but it was canceled. The first online live performance is getting more and more attention as "Starlight Museum", her 9th single will be released on Dec. 2, which is her birthday and 5th anniversary of the debut as an artist.
After the live performance, the after talk will be streamed for 'Inorimachi', her official fan club, for members only . Please look forward to the talk with a guest Onishi Saori, a voice actress and her close friend. The live will be archived until 23:59 on Dec. 12.
In addition, from about 20:05 on Nov. 18, she is going live on her official Instagram for the first time. It will be a commemorative project of her 5th anniversary as an artist, following the release of a playlist from her past live performances. She will take requests the themes of conversations.
From 20:00 on Nov. 18, 'Omoide no Kakera', the coupling song of 'Starlight Museum', will be uploaded on YouTube. Please check it out.
'Inori Minase 5th ANNIVERSARY LIVE Starry Wishes' will be held from 19:00 on Dec. 5, 2020. Tickets are on sale at 'PIA LIVE STREA' and other video distribution media.
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.