The production of China's anime “Ani ni Tsukeru Kusuri wa Nai! 4” is decided. The China school life situations of the sibling Shi Fen (CV: Nakamura Yuuichi) & Shi Miao (CV: Amamiya Sora) will be broadcast/distribute to both Japan and China.
“Ani ni Tsukeru Kusuri wa Nai!” is based on a school comedy WEB manga that had over 3 billion views.
In China, this story was developed as various media such as online drama and live-action movie.
In both Japan and China, the anime series has broadcast/distributed its season 1 in spring 2017, season 2 in summer 2018, and season 3 in summer 2019. In China, the cumulative replay of season 1 until season 3 has exceeded 460 millions views and the view count in Japan has increased for each season.
The latest season 4 has also depicted the daily life of China's student including the sibling Shi Fen (CV: Nakamura Yuuichi) & Shi Miao (CV: Amamiya Sora), and their friend Kai Xin (CV: Ono Kensho), and Wan Sui (CV: Hanae Natsuki) in a comedy way.
Based on the BL novel, the Chinese anime series"Mo Dao Zu Shi" had exceeded 40 million views in 3 days after streaming in Japan .
The anime series "Mo Dao Zu Shi" is based on the BL novel under the same title that was web-serialized in China from 2015 to 2016, andbroadcast on the video service "Tencent Video" in 2018. A delicate and magnificent story with beautiful characters attracted attention, surpassing 40 million PV in 3 days of the release, and won the 1st place in the anime access ranking of the site.
Moreover, the original work has also been turned into a live-action drama under the title of "The Untamed".
Since there are many loyal fans in Japan, Sony Music Solutions and Aniplex together made it come to Japan.
The announcement about the time of release and the media will be revealed as soon as it decided.
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In autumn 2020, the Chinese comedy TV anime series "Please Take My Brother Away!" entered its 4th season, and in November, the Chinese animation film "The Legend of Luo Xiaohei" will be released in Japan with Japanese dubbing.
Recently, the opportunity to watch anime based on original works from China, anime produced together by Japanese and Chinese staff, and Chinese anime has increased in Japan.
In this article, we will introduce five hot Chinese anime.
"Please Take My Brother Away!"
An anime based on the webcomic that has over 3 billion views in China. It's a school comedy about the siblings' love (?) of a violent sister beating up her silly brother.
In Japan, the 1st season was broadcast in 2017, the 2nd season in 2018, the 3rd season in 2019, and the 4th season started its broadcast and streaming in Oct. 2020.
The dubbing cast members are Nakamura Yuuichi as Shi Fen, Amamiya Sora as Shi Miao, along with Ono Kenshou, Hanae Natsuki, and Morinaga Chitose.
"Please Take My Brother Away!" is available on d Anime Store, U-NEXT, and other streaming services.
A 3DCG battle action anime that has over 400 million views in China.
It tells the story about Jin, who enters the "Aotu Contest" in which by winning, you get "everything along with the power to rule the world instead of god", a contest held in "Aotu World" created by a whimsy creator.
The 1st and 2nd seasons were broadcast and streamed in Japan in 2019.
The dubbing members are Kakhara Tetsuya as Jin along with M・A・O, Ono Yuuki, and Itou Miku.
"Aotu World" is available on Amazon Prime Video, Hulu, and other streaming services.
"Flavors of Youth"
A collaboration project between director Li Haoling, the representative of the Chinese anime studio Haoliners who admires director Shinkai Makoto since watching "5 Centimeters per Second", and Comic Wave Film that worked on "5 Centimeters per Second" and "Your Name".
General director Li Haoling, director Yi Xiaoxing from live-action films, and director Takeuchi Yoshitaka, who supported Shinkai works as the CG chief, get together to weave an original short anime set in China, and was released on Aug. 4, 2018.
The cast members are, Ban Taito, Ise Mariya, Kotobuki Minako, Shiraishi Haruka, Yasumoto Hiroki, Ootsuka Takeo, and Hasegawa Ikumi.
"Flavors of Youth" DVD is on sale at DVD stores, online shops, and other stores.
"Big Fish & Begonia"
Director Liang Xuan and director Zhang Chun created a feature fantasy inspired by "Zhuang Zhou", which depicts a world based on Chinese classics, such as "Classic of Mountains and Seas" and "Soushen Ji".
It originated from a flash anime the two directors created in 2004. They wanted to turn it into a feature film, but production was difficult, and with the investment from the Chinese company, Enlight Media, it finally was completed.
The film was screened at the Tokyo Anime Awards in 2017.
The dubbing cast members are Amamiya Sora, Sawada Toshiko, and Chiba Shouya.
"Big Fish & Begonia" is available on Netflix.
"The Legend of Luo Xiaohei"
An animation film produced by the Chinese anime director/manga writer, MTJJ, and Han Mu Chun Hua (HMCH) studios.
The web anime series released on a video website in Mar. 2011 gained much attention, and the later created film became a surprising hit with box-office revenue of over 315 million CNY (roughly 4.9 billion JPY).
It was released in Japan in Sep. 2019, and though only on a small scale, anime fans and people in the industry praised the film, which led to the release of the Japanse dub ver. in Nov. 2020.
The dubbing cast members are Hanazawa Kana as the black cat fairy, Xiaohei, Sakurai Takahiro, Miyano Mamoru, Saitou Souma, Matsuoka Yoshitugu, Sugita Tomokazu, Toyozaki Aki, Mizunose Inori, Cho, and Ootsuka Houchuu.
The anime film "The Legend of Luo Xiaohei" will premiere on Nov. 7, 2020, in nationwide theaters.
It was decided that the latest series of China anime "Ani ni Tsukeru Kusuri wa Nai!", called "Ani ni Tsukeru Kusuri wa Nai! 4" (Total 12 episodes) will start its Japan broadcast from Oct. 2, 2020. Along with that announcement, the PV has been revealed and the campaign, where a signed shikishi of the casts, including Nakamura Yuichi and Amamiya Sora ,could be obtained through lottery has started.
"Ani ni Tsukeru Kusuri wa Nai!" is an anime series that has recorded a total of 5.1 billion views on China's video streaming service platform, "Tencent Video".
From Aug. 5, advanced streaming of this work was conducted on the platform and the first five episodes has already exceeded 50 million views.
"Ani ni Tsukeru Kusuri wa Nai! 4" will start its broadcast from 9:54 PM, Oct. 2, 2020 ,on TOKYO MX.
Moreover, the Twitter campaign has started. By following the official Twitter account and retweet the selected tweet, a shikishi containing the signature of director Rareko, Nakamura Yuichi (voice of Shi Fen), Amamiya Sora (voice of Shi Miao), Ono Kensho (voice of Kai Xin), Hanae Natsuki (voice of Wan Sui & Wan Xing), and Morinaga Chitose (voice of Miaomiao) will be presented to one person among the users. Check out the official Twitter for more information.
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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.
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The Japanese dubbed version of the 3DCG anime film "The White Snake: Enchantress", which was a historic hit in China, will be released in the summer of 2021, and the teaser PV and poster have been unveiled on the official website. The Japanese dubbed version will star Mimori Suzuko and Sakuma Daisuke (Snow Man).
The Chinese animation company "Caixi: Enki" and Warner Brothers have teamed up to produce a full 3DCG animation film about a "love that transcends a thousand years".
A true love that overcomes the circumstances between humans and monsters, and the epic love story that transcends time, space, and previous lives has captivated the whole of China, and has grossed over 7 billion yen at the box office in China, recording the highest box office revenue of any domestic animated film for boys and above since 2017 (as of February 2019).
This time, along with the teaser PV and poster for the Japanese dubbed version, the cast information was also announced.
In addition to Mimori Suzukoi as Haku, a beautiful white snake demon, and Sakuma Daisuke (Snow Man) as Sen, a boy from the snake village. Yuuki Aoi will play the role of Nushi, the Lord of Hou Seibo, and Sakura Ayane will play Sei, the snake demon who loves Bai like an older sister.
The Japanese dubbed version of "White Snake" will be released in the summer of 2021.
There is also a comment video by Mimori Suzuko, Sakuma Daisuke, Sugita Tomokazu, and Yuuki Aoi Yuuki on the official "White Snake" Weibo account.
＜Here is the full text of their comments.>
MImori Suzukoi as Haku
I was so excited and nervous to play the role of Haku, the white snake in the title. It was my first time to see a Chinese animation, and I was overwhelmed by the high quality CG, beautiful pictures and music. The story, which is based on a legend, touched my heart, and I felt a pleasant aftertaste after watching it.
I was also surprised to hear that I was playing a double role with Sakuma-san. I had seen him on TV, so I was a bit nervous that it would be me, but since we had many scenes together, I was excited to see what kind of role he would play. I think this movie can be enjoyed from various aspects such as the story, animation, and the unique performances of the voice actors.
Sakuma Daisuke (Snow Man) as Sen
I was happy and surprised at the same time when I heard that I was going to be in the movie. I never thought that the day would come so soon that I would be able to play the lead role, so I was surprised out loud.
I was so surprised that I could not believe that the day would come so soon. I was really fired up. I thought it would be disrespectful to participate in the project with a sense of insecurity, so I decided to do my best to act in my own way and not to be overwhelmed by the idea of competing with my co-stars.
The CG animation is very beautiful and delicate, and you can feel the greatness of "love" in this work. I can say with confidence that this is an interesting work.
Sugita Tomokazu as Haramaki
I play the role of "Haramaki," a dog who can talk. I played the role by remembering the dog I used to have and referring to its movements and breathing. I was happy to be cast in "White Snake" as I had been paying more attention to Chinese animation films after appearing in other Chinese productions. Sakuma-san's sincerity in playing the role of Sen adds a lot of color to the film.
Yuuki Aoi as Houseibou no Nushi
This time I played a character with two faces, a fox and a daughter. I tried to create an image of a bewitching woman who lures her prey, only to have it eaten by a nasty demon. The beautiful, transparent Asian scenery and the cross-species love story will leave a lasting impression on you.
You can watch it alone, as a family, as a couple, or with friends. No matter who you are or with whom you watch it, I think you will enjoy it.
Sakura Ayane as Sei
This time, I played the role of the younger sister of the main character, Haku. This time, I think the word "love" is very appropriate for both Haku and Sei, as they are straightforward and clumsy girls with straightforward feelings for their sister.
I had the impression that it was a royal Chinese fantasy, and it was a beautiful world that was out of this world. Since I had little experience in dubbing, I was nervous and stretched my back, but I think I was able to relax a little and go into the recording with the voices of other people in the video.
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The Japanese dub of the anime "Mo Dao Zu Shi", based on the China fantasy boy's love light novel, will be broadcast on WOWOW, TOKYO MX, and BS11, starting from January 10, 2021.
A total of 21 additional casts, including Midorikawa Hikaru and Hayami Saori, and the information of the singer for the theme song have been announced along with the release of the 3rd PV and the "Zenjin Arc" Key Visual (Japanese Ver.).
"Mo Dao Zu Shi" is based on the China fantasy boy's love light novel that become famous for the attractive characters and the delicate, magnificent story. The series has accumulated more than 11 billion views worldwide.
13 years had passed since the tyranny of Qishan Wen was stopped by immortality practitioners in the “Shajitsu Conquest". Wei Wuxian, who had contributed in that battle and invited his own death due to his strong demonic power from the training, was revived via a sacrificial ritual by his ex-friend Lan Wangji, which marks the start of the story.
It was revealed that the opening song is "Senya Souka" by CIVILIAN while the ending song is "Kiji" by Aimer. Both songs were used in the 3rd PV.
The comments from Koyama Hidekazu of CIVILIAN are "This opening song for this magnificent story is born from the sentiment of the various characters, including Wei Wuxian and Lan Wangji" while the comments from Aimer are "I hope this song can move you who are living now while the two protagonists get close to each other." Do check out the high affinity between the songs and the work.
Anime "Mo Dao Zu Shi" Japanese dub, will start broadcasting from January 10, 2021, on WOWOW, TOKYO MX, and BS11. Starting from next week until the broadcast, 2 character PVs will be revealed weekly.
[Opening song "Senya Souka" by CIVILIAN]
We have been given the opportunity to handle the opening song for the TV anime "Mo Dao Zu Shi".
We were glad to handle the opening of the Japanese version of this work that is really loved by many and it has also gotten a drama adaptation and anime adaptation based on the light novel.
"Senya Souka", as the opening song for this magnificent story, is born from the sentiment of the various characters, including Wei Wuxian and Lan Wangji. For us, CIVILIAN, it is a new song for our band and also a new stereo image.
For the fans of "Mo Dao Zu Shi", those newcomers to this work, and also the fans of CIVILIAN, I hope that you are able to enjoy it. Please look forward to it. (Vocalist, Guitarist Koyama Hidekazu)
["Kiji" by Aimer]
I was honored to receive an offer to handle the ending song of "Mo Dao Zu Shi" that was loved in each Asian country. The song "Kiji" was created while hoping that it can move you who are living now while the two protagonists get close to each other. I hope that you can enjoy it.
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PG-TRADING Co., Ltd. (PG), a consolidated subsidiary of PIALA Co., Ltd., has set up an IP floor in "Shanghai Takashimaya" for the purpose of introducing Japanese culture in the Gubei area, where many wealthy people and foreigners live in Shanghai. As the first project, a cafe and goods sale of the Japanese anime "Inuyasha" have been held for a limited time until January 27, 2021.
The popularity of Japanese anime and manga has not declined around the world, and in May 2019, a cafe and retail store of "Detective Conan", which is very popular in China, opened for a limited time. The IP business using Japanese anime and manga is now attracting a lot of attention, such as making a long line waiting for 3 hours on weekends.
Currently, in China, not only local department stores and commercial malls, but also many Asian commercial malls from South Korea and Japan have been expanding, and competition has been intensifying more than ever. For this context, PG has planned an event that utilizes Japan's popular IP and proposed a floor construction to Shanghai Takashimaya, and will open a place to introduce Japanese culture by taking advantage of its strengths as a Japanese department store.
This time, as the first step, a cafe and character goods sales event inspired by "Inuyasha", which is also popular in China will be held around the corner on the 7th floor of "Shanghai Takashimaya". It is expected to attract 5,500 to 6,000 customers a month.
There are more than 30 types of meals, sweets and drinks, including menus inspired by the characters, and you can also purchase original goods such as charms and clothing inspired by the characters.
Not only because of the cafe and products, but also because of the perfection of the atmosphere of the entire event area, Chinese influencers have come to the store and post on social media that they use, and it has become viral throughout China.
PG has been proceeding with such IP-related projects not only at Shanghai Takashimaya but also at other Japanese department stores and commercial malls.
PG says that they will contribute to the development of any company by establishing a place where Japanese culture can be introduced, setting the Japanese IP business in China as the new lynchpin in the future.
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.