“Sonic the Hedgehog” is the live-action movie adaption of Sega's game character called “Sonic” in Hollywood. The release date is Jun. 26, 2020.
Yamadera Kouichi is the voice actor who voiced Doctor Robotonic, who is originally played by Jim Carrey, in the Japanese dub version. To celebrate Yamadera Kouichi's birthday on Jun. 17, the movie clip which Yamadera's expression skills overwhelms Tom, who is originally played by James Paul Marsden, (CV: Nakamura Yuuichi), has been release.
Dr. Robotonic sneaks into Tom's house to obtain the superpower from the blue, shiny body furs.
Tom is overwhelmed by Dr. Robotonic's dignity and intensity; Doctor does not care whether his opponent is a police and he attacks the opponent with multiple threatening words and one way countdown.
Sonic, who is hiding, makes his appearance at the speed of light, after seeing his first friend being in a big danger.
Despite Dr. Robotonic is searching for the blue furs living being, he screams and freezes up after seeing Sonic standing with 2 legs and speaks in human language.
Tom overcomes the danger after he punched the doctor immediately, but the existence of Sonic and Tom have been revealed to the enemies.
Jim Carrey, an actor that is also famous for his unique acting and outstanding skills in Japan as shown in “Mask” and “Grinch”, has also shows his skills also in this movie clip.
Yamadera, who has been playing dub version of Jim Carrey's characters, revealed his true feelings by saying, “I am grateful to Jim Carrey because I was able to recognized as a dub voice actor since the actor Jim Carrey was there. While I was thinking that it has been a long time since his last appearance, but to think that I can voiced Dr. Robotonic played by my respected Jim Carrey! It make me so happy.”.
The luxury of Yamadera Kouichi playing Jim Carrey's unique Dr. Robotonic can only be enjoyed in Japan. Please enjoy this Japanese dub version of “making your ears happy” in the movie theaters.
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While "Minions: The Rise of Gru" release day is coming, the worldwide collaboration between "Despicable Me", "Minions", WHO and UN Foundation has been realized.
In the special video, Gru and Minions have introduced "Hints to overcome the Corona Crisis" and the voice actor of Gru, Shofukutei Tsurube had participated as a volunteer.
It was revealed that starting from Jun. 11, 2020, the movie "Frozen 2" will be available for a subscription streaming for the first time on Disney's official video streaming service "Disney+", and it limited to Japan only.
At the same time, a newly created key visual featuring "Frozen" series and the latest promotion video are revealed.
"Frozen 2" is the No.1 Animation movie in history and the box office revenue was recorded at 1.45 billion USD worldwide and it the latest work for the "Frozen" series, which is one of the most successful franchises among Disney's work in Japan.
This is the first time that these works arethis works is available at the subscription video streaming service in Japan, and it is available right after "Disney+" in Japan has appeared.
"Disney+" will feature a total of 18 works (55 episodes) with a total time of 3 5 hours of "Frozen" related works such as the movie "Frozen" and "Frozen 2", the short animation, the precious documentary, and the full orchestra concert featuring "Frozen" as its theme.
Other than that, starting from Jul. 3, the documentary "Into the Unknown~ Making of 'Frozen 2'" (6 episodes, 60 minutes each) featuring the effort of the creators in making "Frozen 2".
The challenges, surprise, the breakthrough moment, the artistic talent and creativity, and also the difficulty faced to create this Walt Disney Animation work are captured for the first time with a camera.
As the secret behind the release of this popular movie is revealed for the first time, so don't miss it.
（C）2020 Disney and its related entities
From the movie "Dolittle" (premiere on Jun. 19, 2020), the Japanese dubbed version of the film has been released with Yashima Norito playing the role of Plimpton the ostrich, Nakamura Yuuichi as Yoshi the polar bear, and Fujiwara Keiji as Dr. Dolittle.
The released footage shows Plimpton, the ostrich character voiced by Yashima which makes his first appearance in the film, getting into trouble with Dr. Dolittle (voiced by Fujiwara) and Yoshi, the polar bear (voiced by Nakamura).
Plimpton shows up in a happy mood, saying, "What a lovely day! No plans, just chilling around, thinking...". No sooner than Dr. Dolittle talks to him saying, "Plimpton, don't be scared. It's been a long time since I've seen you...", he gets all nervous while flapping his wings and says, "I have a bad feeling about this... Humans say that when something bad is about to happen...".
When Plimpton finally starts to rampage, Yoshi the polar bear, who can't stand it, grabs him by the long neck to make him stop and then says, "Dr. Dolitte is the one who saved your life! We're going to save the queen, buddy!". The ostrich doesn't seem to agree with it, answering, "I'm not your buddy. You're going to be turned into a carpet!", and then they start a small fight. In the end, Dr. Dolittle, who was the most worried about the situation, intervened by saying, "Hey, hey, hey, you two stop it!".
This movie is unique in that humans and animals, who should not be able to communicate with each other, start arguing as if it were a matter of course. The lively and dreamy scene is both enjoyable and exciting at the same time.
Yashima also commented on his acting with a charming voice the character Plimpton, who seems to truly care of Dr. Dolittle and his animal friends at his own pace; "I've played many animal characters from anime series so far, so it was quite difficult to play the voice of a real ostrich this time. It took me a while to get used to it, but after that, I was able to enjoy playing him by doing some improvisation, which came out easily due to his chatty character".
He revealed that it was exciting to voice him while figuring out how to give the right feeling and expressions to the character.
In addition to Yashima, Nakamura, and Fujiwara, the Japanese dubbed version features a large cast of famous voice actors. Keep your expectations high!
The film "Dolittle" is set to be premiered nationwide on Jun. 19, 2020.
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"Gintama the Final" will be released on January 8, 2021. As a revision purpose, the "Understand 'Gintama' in 1 minute!" video featuring Sakata Gintoki and other Yorozuya members with Satou Jirou has been released.
In the "Understand 'Gintama' in 1 minute!" video, it started with the usual background only footage. Then, toward Kaguya's complaint of "It impossible to understand our long history in 1 minute", Gin-san answered, "Since it long and troublesome, I had called in a helper" and introduce... the unique actor Satou Jirou that appear in the live-action "Gintama" movie.
As the live-action movie representative, Satou is the narrator in special trailer. Despite he fumbles his greeting, he managed to introduce the highlights of "Gintama" within the 1-minute limit. In the last scene, he said, "This is interesting, let's invite Oguri to watch it together!", as he mentions Gin-san's actor in the live-action movie "Gintama", and safely completed the narration as the live-action movie representative.
Also, the making trailer featuring the behind-the-scene of the narrator Satou Jirou in the "Understand 'Gintama' in 1 minute!" video is available on the movie's official website.
On January 16, 2021, the live-action movie "Gintama 2: Rules Are Made To Be Broken" featuring Satou Jirou will be broadcast on Tokyo TV and other TV channels.
"Gintama the Final" will be released in Japan nationwide theatres on January 8, 2021.
（C）Sorachi Hideaki／Gintama the Movie Production Committee
It has been announced that the live-action movie adaptation of the cartoon "Tom & Jerry" will be released in March 19, 2021. The Japan original teaser depicting the unexpected miracle that happened due to the friendship of "Tom & Jerry", who always fight when meeting each other, has been released.
"Tom & Jerry" is a cartoon that revolves around the duo Tom, a talented but clumsy and easily elated cat, and Jerry, the cute, smart and merciless mouse, chasing each other around.
This 1940 work was a regular patron in the Academy Awards as it has obtained 7 awards and been nominated 6 times. The fans of this interesting story with the cute characters that fascinate everyone have continue to increase and it has welcomed its 80th anniversary in 2020.
The Japan original teaser depicts Tom & Jerry jumping out from the cartoon and making a mess in the real world.
The chasing for this movie starts when Jerry moved to a high class hotel in New York. The hotel, where the newcomer Kayla is working at, was having a "Wedding Party that the world is paying attention to" but it was ruined due to Tom & Jerry.
In order to restore their reputation, Tom & Jerry has formed an unexpected partnership. The "I despise you, but I like you" duo worked together to hold the world no.1 fantastic wedding party.
The unexpected miracle that happen due to the friendship of "Tom & Jerry", who always fight when meeting each other, and this teaser will hype up the expectation toward the laughter and emotional from the mess in the real world that they will cause.
Movie "Tom & Jerry" will be released on March 19, 2021, in Japan.
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The release date of "Rurouni Kenshin: The Final/The Beginning" has been postponed, but a new release date has been set for April 23 and June 4, 2021, and a new video and poster visual have also been unveiled.
The "Rurouni Kenshin" series, starring Sato Takeshi and directed byOotomo Keishi Otomo, was released in 2012, followed by "Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno" and "Rurouni Kenshin: The Legend Ends" in 2014, and the total number of audience numbers has exceeded 9.8 million.
The release date of "Rurouni Kenshin: The Final/The Beginning", which will be the final part of the film, has been postponed due to the spread of a novel coronavirus, but it has been decided that it will be released on April 23 and June 4, 2021 for two consecutive installments.
"The Final", in which all the stars of "Ruroken" gather to fight for Kenshin, for a new era, and for the final battle, is the ultimate climax of the story. The reason for the battle goes back to the end of the Edo period, and continues into "The Beginning" which delves into the mystery of the "cross-shaped scar" engraved on Kenshin's cheek.
The superb action scenes that have overwhelmed viewers throughout the series are still alive and well in this film. The wall-run in front of a large number of enemies and the one-on-one battle scene against the series' most fearsome enemy, En, although brief, leaves a strong impact and raises expectations even higher.
"Rurouni Kenshin: The Final" opens in theaters on April 23, 2021, and "Rurouni Kenshin: The Beginning" opens in theaters nationwide on June 4, 2021.
(C) Nobuhiro Watsuki/Shueisha (C) 2020 "Rurouni Kenshin: The Final Chapter The Final/The Beginning" Production Committee
"Kushagara" included in the novel "Rohan Kishibe Does Not Shout: Short Story Collection" derived from Araki Hirohiko's manga "JoJo's Bizarre Adventure" will be made into a live-action drama. It will be broadcast on NHK General TV under the title of the special drama "Thus Spoke Kishibe Rohan" from December 28, 2020 for three consecutive nights. At the same time, cast members information including Takahashi Issei, who will play as Rohan Kishibe, was announced.
The original of "Rohan Kishibe Does Not Shout: Short Story Collection" is a novelized work based on the short manga "Thus Spoke Kishibe Rohan" series that depicts the bizarre events where Kishibe Rohan encounters during his research in a horror-like manner..
5 original stories by 4 writers are included, and this time, one volume "Kushagara" written by Kitaguni Ballad will be made into a live-action drama.
In addition to Takahashi Issei playing as the main character, Kishibe Rohan, it was announced that Iitoyo Marie will be Izumi Kyouka, Shibazaki Fuga as Ikkyu, Moriyama Mirai as Shishi Jugo, Takiuchi Kumi as Katahira Mai and Nakamura Tomoya as Hirai Taro in the drama.
The special drama "Thus Spoke Kishibe Rohan" will be broadcast on NHK General TV from 10:00 pm to 10:49 pm on Dec. 28, 29, and 30 for three consecutive nights.
The animated film "Gyokou no Nikuko-chan (Nikuko-chan at the Fishing Port)", planned and produced by Akashiya Sanma, will be released on June 11, 2021. It was announced that Ootake Shinobu will be in charge of the voice of the main character, Nikuko-chan, and a special report video was also shown for the first time.
The film is a touching heartwarming comedy about a mother and daughter who have nothing in common and live on a boat in a fishing port. Based on the novel of the same title by Nishi Kanako, which won the 152nd Naoki Prize and has sold more than 350,000 copies in total.
In this film, the voice of the protagonist, Nikuko-chan, who is always full of energy, bright and powerful, will be played by Ootake Shinobu, who has also been in the voice cast of "The Wind Rises," "Inside Head," and "Mary and the Witch's Flower.
A special report of the film, which was released for the first time, starts with a scene where the daughter Kikuko says, "Nikuko-chan and I are living on a boat in a fishing port for some reason." The scene begins with the mother, Nikuko-chan, played byOotake Shinobu, saying, "It's morning, Kikulin! Eat school and go to gohan! The scene showed the mother, Nikuko-chan, played by Ootake Shinobu, hurriedly changing her clothes while mixing up the words.
In response to the announcement of the voice cast and the special report, comments have been received from Akashiya Sanma, who planned and produced the film, and Ootake Shinobu, who plays the role of Nikuko-chan.
The film will be released on June 11, 2021 at TOHO Cinemas Hibiya and other venues nationwide.
Planned and produced by: Akashiya Sanma
(On the reason for Ootake Shinobu's appointment)
The co-producers recommended Ootake Shinobu for the role of Nikuko-chan, so I said, "Why don't you offer her the role? Then Ootake-san said to me, "You (Sanma-san) really wanted me to play the role, didn't you?" But I didn't say that (lol). I told her that if she wanted to ask me for a job, she had to go through official channels.
Director Watanabe also said that Nikuko-chan and Ootake-san hit it off, and the role of Nikuko-chan was decided first.
I'm grateful that she accepted the offer. I'm counting on her.
Nikuko-chan (voice actress): Ootake Shinobu
I read the original story and laughed and cried. Watching the video, I laughed and cried even more.
I admire Nikuko-chan for being able to accept even the hardest of times with a smile and a "Haha-hah".
I really felt that the producer, Sanma-san, really likes to see people laughing. That's why he made this movie.
I will do my best to deliver happiness to everyone without destroying that.
(C) 2021 "Gyokou no Nikuko-chan" Production Committee
The released date of Disney and Pixar's latest film "Luca" has been decided. It will be released on June 18, 2021 in the US and Japan at the same time. The poster visual and trailer have been released as well.
"Luca" takes place in a beautiful seaside city in north Italy and it is the latest film of Pixar that depicts the "best summer".
In the seaside city, Port Rosso, the main protagonist, Luca enjoys his summer together with his friend.
However, Luca has a certain "secret". The truth is he is not a human, once he gets wet, his true identity, a "Sea Monster" that can swim freely in the sea, appears.
The humans are scared of the sea monsters that they have never seen before, and the sea monsters are afraid of the humans as well.
As the sea monsters are not allowed to be exposed to humans, the "Human City" is actually a "Taboo World" to them. Despite that, because of Luca's curiosity, he broke the law and went to the human city...
The poster depicts Luca floating on the clean blue sea while looking up at the summer sky. However, if you look closely at the sea, you will be able to see the "secret", which is the appearance of the sea monster that shouldn't be exposed.
The director of this film is Enrico Casarosa, the director of Pixar's short animation "La Luna". Casarosa is known as a huge fan of Studio Ghibli and he tried to produce the art of "La Luna" in watercolor after he found out that the art of "Ponyo" was depicted in the watercolor painting by Miyazaki Hayao.
The comments from the director said, "When I was still a child, I met a boy, who live in a different world than me, in summer. So, by using those summer memories, I wanted to create a story about a boy becoming an adult."
The film "Luca" will be released on June 18, 2021, in Japan nationwide.
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Since opening on Feb. 11, cutscenes from "Sailor Moon Eternal: The Movie Part 2" were released, displaying slice of life scenarios of the 4 Outer Sailor Guardians, Tomoe Hotaru (Super Sailor Saturn), Tenoh Haruka (Super Sailor Uranus), Kaioh Michiru (Super Sailor Neptune), Meioh Setsuna (Super Sailor Pluto).
The first scene displays the four of them having dinner together surrounding a round table. A young Hotaru appears to be having fun while laughing in a lovely manner while Haruka, Michiru, and Setsuna stare at her tenderly with affection. Different from the usual serious demeanor when fighting as Sailor Guardians, this scene depicts a different, softer side of the characters.
This next scene has Haruka holding Michiru's shoulder, who holds a bouquet of white roses in her hand. Haruka is wears a simple shirt combined with a large pearl necklace, while Michiru is dressed in a long one-piece designed with big rose patterns.This scene is composed well to show the characters exuding plenty of their stylish and elegant tastes. It is yet another of those beloved scenes in which the Sailor Guardians can be seen in fashionable plain clothing.
Lastly, this memorable scene shows Haruka and Michiru staring seriously at a solar system hologram created by Hotaru, who concentrates effortfully with her eyes closed. What exactly is this hologram showing to them?
"Sailor Moon Eternal: The Movie Part 2" premiered on Feb. 11, 2021, and is currently being screened at theaters throughout Japan.
A collaboration poster of "New Gods: Nezha Reborn", released on February 26, 2021, and "White Snake", which a dubbed version will be released in summer 2021, has been released. A special video in which the owner of the Precious Jade Workshop, one of the main characters of "White Snake", talks about "New Gods: Nezha Reborn" was also released.
"New Gods: Nezha Reborn" is a film produced by Light Chaser Animation Studios, which worked on "White Snake", a movie that reached over 7 billion JPY in box office revenue in China. It gained attention all over the world and was nominated for the WIP category in the 2020 Annecy International Animation Film Festival.
Also, a Japanese dubbed version of "White Snake" is scheduled to be released in summer 2021. The cast members include Sakuma Daisuke (Snow Man), Mimori Suzuko, Sugita Tomokazu, Yuuki Aoi, and Sakura Ayane.
The newly released video was created as a celebration of the release of "New Gods: Nezha Reborn" in China. It is a gorgeous video in which the owner of the Precious Jade Workshop, one of the main characters of "White Snake" who has two faces, a girl and a fox, talks about "New Gods: Nezha Reborn" and even shows off a sexy dance.
In the collaboration poster, Li Yunxiang, the hero of "New Gods: Nezha Reborn", and Blanca, the heroine of "White Snake", are drawn in a spiral with a delicate touch, and in the middle, sits Nezha, the protective deity of Yunxiang, with a powerful presence. "Seken ni Mitomerarezutomo Konse wo Muda ni Shinai" (We won't waste our lives even if no one accepts us) is an important line for both titles.
"New Gods: Nezha Reborn" is released on February 26, 2021, and the Japanese dubbed version of "White Snake" is scheduled to be released in summer 2021.
(C) Light Chaser Animation Studios
The release date of "Uramichi Oniisan", which was planned to be broadcast in 2021, has been announced. The teaser visual, and comments from the main cast including Kamiya Hiroshi and the author Kuza Gaku, have been revealed. It will be on air in July 2021.
"Uramichi Oniisan" is based on an online comic, which has been serialized in 'comic POOL' and whose total copies(including e-books) exceeded 1 million.
The protagonist is Omota Uramichi, a 31-year-old two-faced man serving as a Taisou no Oniisan (lit. big brother of gymnastics) on 'Maman to Together', an educational TV program. "Uramichi Oniisan", who is pleasant but emotionally unstable, shows the dark side of adults. The story depicts 'Psalm of Life' for good children who grew up.
As the release date has been announced, comments from the main cast including Kamiya Hiroshi as Omota Uramichi and the author Kuze Gaku have arrived. Along with that, original photos of the cast have been revealed.
The TV anime "Uramichi Oniisan" will be on air from July 2021.
Thank you everyone for always supporting "Uramichi Oniisan". Thanks to your support, latest information of the TV anime "Uramichi Oniisan", which we are currently working on, has been revealed. As an original author and supervisor, I see the progress such as a storyboard and recording. I am so excited. In addition to the wonderful anime-specific performances, there will come some original episodes, so even if you already know the original story, you would be able to enjoy it.
We also would like those who don't know about the original story to be a new fan of "Uramichi Oniisan", and we all, including the cast and staff, are working on production. Please look forward to the release in July 2021.
Kamiya Hiroshi (Omota Uramichi)
The anime of "Uramichi Oniisan" will be released!
If this announcement had been made 10 years ago, I would have said 'Thank you for waiting!' as I was still new to the cast, but now
time passes so weirdly, so I feel like it was just a second since our production started...（phew) It took a long time, so we could make it in a even more respectful way. Please look forward to it!
Sugita Tomokazu (Usahara Tobikichi)
When we hear 'sick' 'insane', would we accept it with care or hate it?
I think neither one is right.
Usahara is so unfortunate and is always unhappy, but I will never get disappointed with him.
Nakamura Yuichi (Kumagai Mitsuo)
It was supposed to be released in 2020, but thank you for waiting!
We will deliver it to you with even more power!
The wonderful story presented by the cast in a good mood ! Please do not miss it!!
Miyano Mamoru (Daga Iketeru)
I am so grateful that "Uramichi Oniisan" will become an anime adaptation, and I could join the amazing cast!
Recording is well along, but I cannot help laughing during it.
I want to deliver it to the fans as soon as possible！
We are singing the inserted songs as well, so please look forward to it!
Mizuki Nana (Tadano Utano)
I always burst out laughing every week while recording for the lines of the unique characters including Uramichi Oniisan!(laugh)
As Utano, I want you to see singing scenes!
The words that appear in the manga have this melody!? This tune!? You will be able to enjoy it!
Please watch the broadcast!
（C)Kuze Gaku, Ichijinsha / 'Uramichi Oniisan' Production Committee
The latest visual for "Boruto: Naruto Next Generations" has been released at "Jump Festa 2021 ONLINE" held on December 19 and 20, 2020. At the same time, special PV and cast members were announced.
In the visual released this time, Kawaki and "Kara" members, the most important people of the "The Vessel" arc, appeared. The PV is full of newly drawn cutscenes that show the mysterious Kawaki in action. You can enjoy the encounter between Kawaki and Borutot, and the hot battle action.
Moreover, the voice actors who will play "Kara" members have are also been announced. Uchida Yuma will voice Kawaki, a mysterious boy with the same mark as Boruto, Nakamura Yuuichi as Kashin Koji, and Otsuka Akio as Amado.
Also, Kuwashima Houko, Miyake Kenta, Terashima Junta, and others will appear. Comments from the cast and the author, Ikemoto Mikio, have arrived.
The TV anime series "Boruto: Naruto Next Generations" is currently being broadcast on TV Tokyo.
Uchida Yuma as Kawaki
I'm Uchida Yuma, who is voicing Kawaki! The first manga I bought in my life was "Naruto". It's unbelievable for me to be part of "Boruto", which inherits that world view and spins a new story, and I'm very happy. I am overwhelmed by Kawaki's sharp eyes and strong presence, but I hope I can fulfill this role. Please look forward to it!
Nakamura Yuuichi as Kashin Koji
I chased the original from "Naruto" to the role of "Kashin Koji", but it fits quite well now!
(Laughs) I'm just grateful that I can play Kashin Koji who I got interested in reading "Boruto". Just recently, the identity in the comics was revealed, but... I'm excited! I would like to play the scene as soon as possible, and I will do my best to work on the TV series.
Otsuka Akio as Amado
My name is Otsuka Akio and I will be playing Amado in the "Boruto" series. Looking back, I've been involved since the time of "Naruto", and I'm honored to be part of the work again. Amado seems to be a hard character to deal with, but I will walk with him through the story of Shinobi to the future. I'm looking forward to your continued support for the manga and the TV anime series.
Kuwashima Houko as Delta
I will play Delta, a member of "Kara"!
Delta is a sly, courageous, and eccentric character, and she's a very fun character to play. Also, there are only reliable people in the team as co-stars, and I am happy to be able to participate there. Right now, I want to perform against Boruto as soon as possible... I feel like praying that the day will be as early as possible (laughs). Thank you for your support!
Miyake Kenta as Boro
I'm Miyake Kenta. This time I will be in charge of Boro, one of the members of the "Kara".
Anyway, he's a mystery. I'm playing him, but I don't know where he ends, and I'm terrified about what kind of darkness Boro will show in the future. I feel that he can be one of the threats for Boruto and his friends, so I would like to rampage to the extent when Boruto is tattered.
Terashima Junta as Code
I've been reading "Naruto" since elementary school, so I'm really happy to be able to appear in the sequel "Boruto". Code is a mysterious character, so every time I get a new script, I discover something new. What kind of secret does he hide? What is his deal with Boruto? Please look forward to future developments!
Last year I commented, "Kawaki finally will speak in the anime!", and this time Kawaki really moves and speaks!
They will be brought to life by the divine work of the anime staff and voice actors and will show even more charm that is comparable to Boruto and Naruto.
Currently, in the manga, a deadly battle with a certain strong enemy has entered a climax, and we are about to reach a turning point.
Do you remember the scene at the beginning of the first episode?
Yes, that scene where Boruto and Kawaki in the form of a young man confront each other.
I can't tell you the entire story, but it's not too far when they show their "grown-up" form.
Why are they hostile?
Is Naruto in danger? Don't miss the series of raging billows!
(C) Kishimoto Masashi Scott / Shueisha / TV Tokyo / Pierrot
In Oct. 2020, the "Autumn Cours" anime season has started. According to a survey conducted at Anime! Anime!, Nakamura Yuichi and Minase Inori shared the 1st place in the number of main appearances by gender (※). In this article, we will introduce the appearances of those two in autumn's titles.
※Survey on "Anime! Anime!" dated Oct. 5.
※ Future guest appearances are not added.
※ Applies to works that started or resumed broadcasting in the fall of 2020. The second cours that continues from the summer animation is not applicable.
■Male voice actors: Nakamura Yuichi, what about so many "big brother" roles !?
Nakamura Yuichi debuted in the 2000s. He is known for many roles, including OkazakiTomoya in "CLANNAD", Saotome Alto in "Macross Frontier", and Bruno Bucciarati in "Jojo's Bizarre Adventure Golden Wind". In the 2020 summer anime cours, he appeared in "Fruit Basket" (role of Sohma Shigure) and "Pokemon" (role of Dr. Sakuragi).
Currently, he is active not only as a voice actor but also expanding the range of his interests, holding a Youtube channel with writer Mafia Kajita.
In what kind of work he will appear in fall 2020?
Nakamura-san will appear in 7 titles, which are: in the 3rd season of "Mr. Osomatsu" (Osomatsu Matsuno), "The Irregular at Magic High School" (Tsukasa Nami), "Please Take My Brother Away!" (Shi Fen), "Jujutsu Kaisen" (Satoru Gojo), "Warlords of Sigrdrifa" (Ron Mao), "Munou na Nana" (Onodera Kyoya), "Dragon's Dogma" ("Assasin" Ethan).
His variety of roles including cool, easy-going and elusive characters. Looking at the list of roles, it feels that there are many "big brother" roles... The first episodes are already released, and we are looking forward to seeing what these characters will be like with Nakamura-san's "voice".
How about other voice actor's roles?
About voice actors' roles, Hosoya Yoshimasa will appear in "Golden Kamuy" (Tanigaki Genjiro), "Attack on Titan: The Final" (Reiner Brown), and "Tsukiuta. "THE ANIMATION2" (Uduki Arata), "Haikyu !! TO THE TOP" 2nd Cool (Azumane Asahi), "Grand Blues!" (Belial) and "Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? III" (Welf Crozzo), 6 works in total.
Also, Ono Kensho will appear "Please Take My Brother Away!" (Zhen Kaixin), "Tsukiuta. "THE ANIMATION2" (Kannazuki Iku), "Gymnastics Samurai" (Leonardo), "Idolish7: Second BEAT!" (Nanase Riku), and "Ikebukuro West Gate Park" (as Crow).
■Voice actress: the variety of Minase Inari's works!
Minase Inori debuted in 2010. Her famous roles are "Somali and the Forest Spirit" (as Somali), "The Quintessential Quintuplets" (Nakano Itsuki), and "KiraKira Precure A La Mode" (Kirarin / Ciel Kirahoshi / Cure Parfait). In the summer anime cours, she appeared in "Re: Life in a Different World from Zero" 2nd season (Rem) and "No Guns Life" (role of Pepper).
In addition, she debuted as an artist in 2015 and is in charge of the theme song for many anime works. Since then, she has been energetically continuing her musical activities.
In what fall 2020 anime titles she will appear?
Minase-san will continue her work in "Is the Order a Rabbit?" (Chino), "Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?" (Hestia), "Assault Lily Bouquet" (Mashima Moyu), "Kuma Kuma Kuma Bear" (Shea Fochrose), "Sleepy Princess in the Demon Castle" (Princess Suyaris), "Grand Blues!' (Diantha), 6 titles in total.
Minase-san has played many characters so far, from straightforward to tsundere characters who can not be express their feelings. In the autumn anime season, don't miss her to play unique characters such as the free-spirited Princess Suyaris who is looking for a good night's sleep and the cool and quiet Chino.
In addition, how about other voice actresses' roles?
Among the female voice actresses, Komatsu Mikako, Tomita Miyu, and Hayami Saori each will appear in five works. Komatsu-san will appear in "Jujutsu Kaisen" (Sadain Maki), "Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon" (Setuna), and Tomita-san in "Kuma Kuma Kuma Bear" (Shuri), "I Tried Asking While Kowtowing" (Miseuchi Kananami / Minister Shioya), and Hayami-san in asked, "Is the Order a Rabbit? " (Aoyama Midori), "The Irregular at Magic High School " (Shiba Miyuki).
Many voice actors/actresses will appear in the fall 2020 anime season. There are also works that were broadcast before, so why not check them out?
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To celebrate the broadcast of the 3rd season of the TV anime "Osomatsu-san", a special program "Osomatsu-san 3rd Season Commemorative Special Program SIDE-A" featuring Sakurai Takahiro, Nakamura Yuuichi and other cast members of the six children will start streaming on the official YouTube channel of "Osomatsu-san" from 6:00 P. M..
This program, which will be distributed to celebrate the 3rd season of TV anime which will start on Oct. 12, describes the 'feelings towards Osomatsu' of the six children cast members. In this program, they passionately express their 'love for Osomatsu-san' by describing their memories of the first season and the five years since the first season, hardships and difficulties they faced acting the role of the six children full of individuality and their feelings for the 3rd season.
In addition, the drama CD series of this anime has started to be released. Released over the past 4 years, 'Six Kids' Work Experience Doramatsu CD Series' (7 CDs, all released in 2016), Hide Episode Drama CD 'Matsuno Family's Nandanai Feeling' (3 CDs, all released in 2017), Hidden Episode Drama CD 'Matsuno Family's Wacky Feeling' (CD All three discs, all of which will be released in 2019, can be viewed in their entirety.
The 3rd season of TV anime "Osomatsu-san" will start on Oct. 12 on TV Tokyo and other stations.
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Ahead of the broadcast of TV anime "Mars Red" in April 2021, the mini anime "Zerokikan Daily" will be distributed from Nov. 24, 2020.
"Mars Red" is an anime adaptation based on a stage reading play, which is written and directed by Fujisawa Bun-O, known as the leading person of stage reading play, and Karakara Kemuri, known for "Laughing Under the Clouds" and "Laughing in Purgatory" handles its main visual.
The story takes place in Tokyo in 1923 and depicts the activities of the "Zero Organization", the 16th Special Task Force that the Japanese government created to take down the vampiric forces.
In the mini anime, the five members of 'the 16th Special Task Force -Zero Organization-' as the main characters of the TV anime will be drawn as mini characters: Kurusu Shotaro (CV: Hatanaka Tasuku), Maeda Yoshinobu (CV: Suwabe Junishi), Yamagami Tokuichi (CV: Yamadera Koichi), Takeuchi (CV: Ishida Akira), and Suwa (CV: Suzumura Kenichi).
The 1st episode depicts the daily life of Zero Organization, featuring Maeda Yoshinobu (CV: Suwabe Junishi) and Yamagami Tokuichi (CV: Yamadera Koichi). They are tasked with taking down the vampiric forces, but what is their private life like...?
A total of five episodes of "Zerokikan Daily" will be distributed until right before the broadcast at 20:00 on the fourth Tuesday of each month, from November 24 to March 23.
TV anime "Mars Red" will be broadcast from April 2021. The 2nd episode of the mini anime "Zerokikan Daily" will be distributed on December 22.
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"Mars Red", a TV anime based on a musical recitation, has been decided to be broadcast from April 2021. Also, additional cast members were announced along with their comments. Yamadera Kouichi as Yamagami Tokuichi, a member of "Code Zero", and Sawashiro Miyuki as Defrott, the mysterious boy who is a key character to the story.
"Mars Red" is an anime adaptation of a musical recitation written and directed by Fujisawa Bunou, the leading creator of musical recitations, with the main visuals created by manga writer Karakara Kemuri, known for "Laughing Under the Clouds" and "Laughing in Limbo".
Set in Taishou 12 (1923), Tokyo, the story depicts the activities of the Anti-Vampire Special Forces Unit 16, a.k.a "Code Zero", which has been created under the army by the Japanese government.
The additional cast members were, Yamadera Kouichi as Yamagami Tokuichi, a member of "Code Zero" whose name was hidden until the very end, and Sawashiro Miyuki as Defrott, the mysterious boy who is a key character to the story.
Other members of "Code Zero" have been announced previously, Hatanaka Tasuku as Kurusu Shutarou, Suwabe Junichi as Maeda Yoshinobu, Ishida Akira as Takeuchi, and Suzumura Kenichi as Suwa.
TV anime "Mars Red" will be broadcast from April 2021.
Yamada Kouichi as Yamagami Tokuichi
The original work was written by Fujisawa Bunou, a friend of mine whom I worked with on various musical recitations.
Moreover, the music is composed by Muranaka Toshiyuki who composed music for those stages. I'm filled with both personal feelings and enthusiasm!
This is my first time playing Yamagami, but I will do my best to deliver his charm to those who watch the show!
Sawashiro Miyuki as Defrott
There have been anime turned into musical recitations, but the reverse is quite rare. I'm thankful to be part of it. I'm looking forward to creating a character and world together with so many people.
(C) Fujisawa Bunou / Signal. MD / Mars Red Production Committee
Yamadera Kouichi and Ootani Ikue will be co-starring in the youthful fantasy film "Kimi wa Kanata", which is fully backed by Toshima-ku Ikebukuro, the land of manga and animation. They have worked together in various works, including the "Pokémon" series and the overseas drama "Full House", and this will be the first time they will be playing "a doube cast".
Under director Sena Yoshinobu, who is working on a animation feature film for the first time, "Kimi wa Kanata" has Matsumoto Honoka, who played Sumiko, the main character's coworker, in the NHK TV series "Hiyokko", and Seto Toshiki, who played Kamen Rider Brave in "Kamen Rider Ex-Aid, as the main cast.
Mio (voice: Matsumoto Honoka) has feelings for her childhood friend Arata (voice: Seto Toshiki) but hasn't been able to express those feelings to him, and their relationship has been a bit awkward.
One day, Mio gets into a fight with Arata over something her friend said. She goes to meet Arata to make up with him, but she has an accident on her way there.
When Mio regains consciousness, she find herself in a strange world.
Yamadera and Ootani will be double casting Gheemon, the character that guides Mio in the strange world.
When asked about when he got the offer, Yamadera said, "I thought it was some kind of mistake, and I asked my manager to confirm the offer immediately. I couldn't wrap my head around the fact that I was double casting with Ootani-san and that it was a cute character, haha."
Ootani's reaction to this offer, which is the first time in her career was, "I was excited by the amazing offer! It's such an honor to be given this opportunity."
Director Sena explained the reason for double casting Yamadera and Ootani as Gheemon, "I had this image of Gheemon being a weird character, so I thought of changing its voice along with its looks. And when I thought about who I wanted it to be voiced by, Yamadera-san and Ootani-san were the ones who immediately came to my mind."
It hasn't been revealed how the two will be playing the role, so let's look forward to further information to come up.
The film "Kimi wa Kanata" will be screened at nationwide theaters including TOHO Cinemas Ikebukuro from Nov. 27, 2020.
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Yamadera Kouichi as Gheemon
■Thoughts on being offered a double cast.
I thought it was some kind of mistake, and I asked my manager to confirm the offer immediately.
I couldn't wrap my head around the fact that I was double casting with Ootani-san and that it was a cute character, haha.
■Thoughts on the recording.
Director Sena explained Gheemon's character in-depth and with a strong passion, so I really enjoyed the role.
It was quite the experience to play the same role as Ootani-san.
Ootani Ikue as Gheemon
■Thoughts on being offered a double cast.
I was excited by the amazing offer! It's such an honor to be given this opportunity.
■Thoughts on the recording.
Yamadera-san's was cool as always. Cute? Maybe.
It was a new experience to dig into the same character together. Working with him was so reassuring.
Director/Scriptwriter/Author: Sena Yoshinobu
■The reason for double casting Yamadera-san and Ootani-san
I had this image of Gheemon being a weird character, so I thought of changing its voice along with its looks. And when I thought about who I wanted it to be voiced by, Yamadera-san and Ootani-san were the ones who immediately came to my mind.
Yamadera-san is like the joker in a deck of cards. He can take on any role perfectly and is a superstar that can express a strong presence even in short lines.
And Ootani-san has an amazing voice that continues to soothe everyone who hears it.
The idea of double casting came to me when I thought it would be great if the two could voice Gheemon together.
■Thoughts after finishing the recording.
I realized again that Yamadera-san is an amazing entertainer who always thinks about giving the audience an enjoyable experience.
Ootani-san brought much more cuteness and comfort to the character than I expected.
Please come to the theaters to see how the two take on the role of the same character!
(C)"Kimi wa Kanata" Production Committee
Jun. 17 is Yamadera Kouichi's birthday.
Yamadera Kouichi made his debut as a voice actor in the 1980s. He won the Tomiyama Kei Award, which is given to the person who has contributed to popularizing the profession of voice acting, at the 3rd Seiyuu Awards. He also received the Foreign Movie/Drama Award at the 14th Seiyuu Awards. In 2020, he appears in a wide range of other works, such as "The Genie Family 2020" and "Nakitai Watashi wa Neko o Kaburu".
To celebrate Yamadera Kouichi’s birthday, we conducted an annual reader survey asking, "Who is your favorite character played by Yamadera Kouichi?". During the survey period between Jun. 5 to Jun. 12, a total of 159 responses were received.
There were more female respondents with the gender ratio being 40% male and 60% female. The age group was about 40% for those under the age of 19, about 20% for those in their 20s, and 20% for those in their 30s.
■Genie from "Aladdin" is on top!
The 1st place goes to Genie from "Aladdin" with an approval rating of about 15%, ranking up from 4th place of the last year.
Yamadera Kouichi had voiced Genie in both the anime and the foreign movie adaptation. He is a "non-stop-talking" and a very charming genie who is imprisoned in his magic lamp. Some comments were received from the fans, such as "I love him, he's always so thrilled", and "He's so cheerful and friendly that it makes me feel good every time I watch him".
Some fans were impressed by his singing voice, since the songs in the movie were also dubbed; "The lyrics of the fast-singing 'Friend Like Me' fit the Genie character perfectly".
The 2nd place goes to Spike Spiegel from "Cowboy Bebop" with an approval rating of about 10%, ranking down from the top of last year.
Comments for the bounty hunter and protagonist Spike have also arrived; "I love how Yamadera's voice fits perfectly the cool Spike", and "Yamadera's voice is a perfect match, and his acting is also very Spike-like".
The popularity of "Cowboy Bebop" for its variety of episodes ranging from dramatic to comical scenes has also been appreciated; "He is able to play both the roles of a lover and comedian, so he's perfect for this part".
The 3rd place goes to Meiken Cheese from "Soreike! Anpanman" with an approval rating of about 8 %, ranking up from the 8th place of last year.
Many fans were very impressed by the incredible acting; "I was surprised when I found out that Yamadera-san was voicing Cheese. The seven-colored voice is exactly what it sounds like", and "Just the line "An, An" is enough to tell you what Cheese is trying to say. I admire his work, he's great".
Readers were surprised to know that he has taken over the role of Uncle Jam along with many different characters from 2019.
■Let's introduce other comments!!
Hibiki Ryouga from "Ranma ½"; "Yamadera is the only one who can switch between the human Ryouga and the black pig P-chan in an instant!".
Togusa from "Ghost in the Shell"; "As the only 'entirely human' member, he is a sub-character who plays an important role in the story. Yamadera-san can express that feeling very well".
Hamasaki Densuke from "Tsuribaka Nisshi"; "He is a useless employee who loves fishing and gets along well with his boss, Su-san. Yamadera-san's voice was perfect for Hama-chan. I was particularly impressed by the line, 'Domodomo!'".
Zorori from "Kaiketsu Zorori"; "He's a fox and a thief, but Yamadera's sexy voice makes him very", and "Even when I read the book, I can hear Yama-chan's voice in my head!". Popular characters from the latest works, which are currently broadcast, ranked in as well.
The survey also includes many characters of international titles, such as Axel Foley from "Beverly Hills Cop", Stitch from "Lilo & Stitch", and the already mentioned Genie from "Aladdin".
"Who is your favorite character played by Yamadera Kouichi? 2020 Ver."
1. Genie "Aladdin"
2. Spike Spiegel, "Cowboy Bebop"
3. Meiken Cheese "Soreike! Anpanman"
4. Yoshida Shouyou "Gintama"
5. Inspector Zenigata "Lupin III"
6. Kayaba Akihiko "Sword Art Online"
7. Abelt Desler "Star Blazers 2199"
7. Hibiki Ryouga "Ranma ½"
9. Zorori "Kaiketsu Zorori"
10. Wataribe Kurama "Mashin Hero Wataru"
11. Gentle Criminal "My Hero Academia"
12. Kaji Ryouji "Neon Genesis Evangelion"
12. Xiang Yu "Fate/Grand Order"
12. Corazon (Donquixote Rosinante) "One Piece"
12. Mew "Pokémon: The First Movie"
15. Axel Foley "Beverly Hills Cop"
15. Otomura Gakuya "Inazuma Eleven"
15. Stitch "Lilo & Stitch"
15. Togusa "Ghost in the Shell"
15. Donald Duck "The Three Caballeros" and others
15. Hamasaki Densuke "Tsuribaka Nisshi"
15. Beerus "Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods"
(Response period: Jun. 5 - Jun. 12, 2020)
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.
“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.