The special project, After Recording Challenge featuring the two TV Anime “One Piece” and “Digimon Adventure:” will be held on Fuji TV's Sunday Morning Anime slot “Adventure Sunday”.
Along with this, it had been announced that the broadcast of the latest episode will continue from Jun. 28, 2020.
The special project “TV Anime 'One Piece' X 'Digimon Adventure:' After Recording Challenge” is a challenge on dubbing your favorite scene and upload it to Twitter or YouTube with the hashtag of the respective work (#アフレコワンピース”After recording One Piece”／＃アフレコデジモン “After Recording Digimon”).
This is a simple dubbing experience as the line will appear on the video so it is similar to singing in the karaoke. By recording and uploading that action, presently such as all 96 volumes of “One Piece” or “Digivice” will be given out via lottery.
It has been decided that the latest episode of each work will continue their broadcast.
From Jun. 28, “One Piece” episode 930, and “Digimon Adventure:” Episode 4 will be broadcast.
“One Piece” is broadcast at 9:30 AM every Sunday while “Digimon Adventure:” is broadcast at 9:00 PM every Sunday on Fuji TV and other channels.
The special project “TV Anime 'One Piece' X 'Digimon Adventure:' After Recording Challenge” will be held from Jun. 19 until 23:59 PM Aug. 30. The challenge video from Tanaka Mayumi (voice of Luffy) and Nakai Kazuya (voice of Zoro) and “Minna no Douga (Everyone's video) can be seen on the special website.
The dream ship "Thousand Sunny" on which the Straw Hat Pirates ride in the anime "One Piece" has been released in a super-big size from the "Chogokin Series" toy that uses die casting. Pre-orders are available now at general retail stores.
The "Chogokin Thousand Sunny" is a dream ship on which Luffy and the Straw Hat Pirates ride, reproduced on a super big scale with a total length of about 350 mm, a total height of about 380 mm, and a total width of about 230 mm.
It is equipped with various gadgets, including the "Soldier Dock System" and "Gaon Cannon". "Shiromokuba No. 1", "Mini Merry No. 2", "Shark Submerge No. 3", "Kurosai FR-U4" and "Brachiotank No. 5", on the same scale as the ship, are also included.
Moreover, the ship has a built-in gimmick that allows you to clearly see each room when the side parts are removed, making it the definitive version of the "Thousand Sunny".
The "Chogokin Thousand Sunny" is priced for 35,200 JPY (tax 10% included). Sales will start in Oct. 2020.
(C) Oda Eiichiro/Shueisha, Fuji TV, Toei Animation
From "One Piece" comes the figure of the queen of Alabasta Kingdom, Nefertari Bibi in her dancer appearance. Pre-orders are available at "Premium Bandai".
The product "Potrait.Of.Pirates One Piece 'Playback Memories' Nefertari Bibi" is the 3rd release of the "Playback Memories" series that makes figures of characters strictly selected from the past episodes. She inflitrated the criminal organization, Baroque Works while hiding her identity and become a "friend" with the Straw Hat Pirates after their journey together. The figure is a faithful reproduction of the character in her dancer appearance from the show.
It is a high-quality product that makes use of the most advanced techniques, where the molding has been handled by Kibayashi Norio, who previously handled Bibi's figure sold on 2005, and the coloring is made by the maestro Taumokei handled by Kibayashi Norio, who previously handled Bibi's figure sold on 2005, and the coloring will be done by the maestro Taumokei, so it will be a high quality product that make used of the current technology. Thus, do check it out if you are One Piece fans.
"Potrait.Of.Pirates One Piece 'Playback Memories' Nefertari Bibi" is priced at 13,200 JPY (tax included). Pre-orders are available at "Premium Bandai" and shipping is scheduled for Dec. 2020.
（C）Oda Eiichirou／Shueisha・Fuji TV・Toei Animation
Basing on the "Weekly Shonen Jump", a comic magazine which released "Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba" and "One Piece" to the world, goo ranking researched "Jump manga which taught you the important things of life" and announced the result.
The 3rd place was "Dragon Ball", the battle adventure manga by Toriyama Akira serialized from 1984 to 11955.
The protagonist Son Goku and his friends go on an adventure to find the secret treasure "Dragon Ball", which grants your wish if all 7 Dragon Balls were collected by one man.
There are several quotes born from a slice of life and fighting scenes by strong opponents.
The 2nd place was "Slam Dunk", the basketball manga by Inoue
Takehiko was serialized from 1990 to 1996.
The story depicts basketball beginner Sakuragi Hanamichi entering the basketball of his high school and blooming talents together with his teammates.
This manga also created many great lines, but "If you give up, the game is already over" is especially famous, and it can be applied not only in sports but also in other scenes of life.
The honorable 1st place was "This is the Police Station in Front of Kameari Park in Katsushika Ward", the comedy manga by Akimoto Osamu 40 years from1976 to 2016.
The protagonist Ryoutsu Kankichi always surprises others around him with unexpected actions for a police officer, but his words and actions are always filled with his wisdom and experiences and somewhat point out the reality. Because he cares and faces others with respect, several readers had learned a lesson from him.
Also in this ranking, 4th place was "Hanano Keiji-Beyond the Crowd", 5th was "One Piece", 6th was "Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba", 7th was "NARUTO", 8th was "Fist of the North Star", 9th was "Haikyu!!" and 10th place was "Barefoot Gen".
Goo ranking lists the manga up to 60th place.
It was announced that the TV anime "Seiin High School Boys Volleyball Club" will be aired from Jan. 7, 2021. The main PV and 4th connect visual have also been revealed. Also, Ishikawa Kaito and Amasaki Kohei will join the cast. We received comments from them.
"Seiin High School Boys Volleyball Club" is based on a novel written by Kabei Yukako. The story is set in Fukui surrounded by mountains and blue sky, and follows a weak boys volleyball club aiming to participate in the national tournament.
The PV released features Fukuho Technical High School, a rival team, and yama, a mysterious singer, will sing its opening theme 'Mahi (lit. Paralysis)'.
'Charm', the 4th version of the connect visuals that have been released for consecutive four weeks, has been revealed, featuring Mimura Subaru, an ace player of 'Fukuho Technical High School' that is one of the most powerful teams in Fukui, and Ochi Mitsuomi, the manager.
Also, the cast to play them has been revealed. Ishikawa Kaito will play Mimura Subaru, and Amasaki Kohei will play Ochi Mitsuomi.
TV anime "Seiin High School Boys Volleyball Club" will be aired from Jan. 7, 2021 on Fuji TV "noitaminA" and other channels.
Ishikawa Kaito as Mimura Subaru
Q1. What is your impression of the work?
This story carefully depicts how the members commit to volleyball, and how they are related to each other. Each high school has its own character, and you will be really excited to see their journey to get here.
Q2. What is your impression of the character you play? And what is your resolution?
Mimura is an ace that everyone relies on.
I don't fully understand his feelings so far, so I'm looking forward to the development.
Amasaki Kohei as Ochi Mitsuomi
Q1. What is your impression of the work?
Pure, honest, I thought this is what youth story should be.
I like this kind of story as we only have a limited time to play sports in school days, which is transient but has a drama.
Also, the story is set in Fukui, so the characters speak with the Fukui dialect throughout the series.
I am from Osaka, so I studied it hard.
Please watch Mitsuomi, Subaru, and Fukuho are playing active roles!
Thank you for supporting us!
Q2. What is your impression of the character you play? And what is your resolution?
He significantly changed how to commit to volleyball.
I quit the club that I belonged to in high school as I hurt my back, but I could not make a decision to be a manager, probably because I was not determined enough to support other members, and I was not passionate enough to be involved in the sport in a different position and to find another dream there. I don't regret the decision, but still I admire Mitsuomi's decision.
Opening theme: yama
To commit to something with support from friends. I thought this was what youth days should be. The lyrics of 'Mahi' describe those who face difficulties while dealing with themselves, which will remind you of the main story. Please listen to the song, and feel their persistence.
(C)Kabei Yukako / Shueisha, Anime '2.43' Production Committee
"Kento Ankoku Den / Kento Shito Den Cestvs", which has been serialized in 'Young Animal' for 23 years since 1997, will be an anime adaptation titled "Cestvs: The Roman Fighter". It will be aired on Fuji TV '+Ultra' and other channels from Apr. 2021.
The story is set in ancient Rome, and follows Cestvs, who was sold as a slave, goes through a lot and fights to achieve freedom. It is a large-scale drama that depicts delicate feelings of each slave character fighting, considering their historical background and culture.
The teaser visual features Cestvs shackled with handcuffs and a collar in a dark place like a dungeon, turning towardsto light that is shining in. The depiction seems to convey a strong desire for freedom.
The PV features an exciting scene wherethat a gate of a ring opens, and Cestvs makes up his mind to go fighting.
The director is Kawase Toshifumi that handled the story edition for "Higurashi When They Cry", and BN Pictures handles the animation production.
To make the battle scenes, Kamegai Yoshihiro (whoHe became the 38th OPBF welterweight champion, and is nownow is being active as a boxing
commentator.) worked as a 'battle scene adviser' , and filmed using the method of motion capture method. The movement of fistsMovement of fist and breathing were well recreated to obtain tension like a real match.
Mineta Hiromu, a rookie voice actor, will play the protagonist Cestvs, who has a warm heart while struggling with his harsh fate.
"Cestvs: The Roman Fighter" will be aired on Fuji TV '+Ultra' and other channels from Apr. 2021.
(C)Wazarai Shizuya, Hakusensha / Cestvs Production Committee
"NIGHT HEAD" has enjoyed a cult following since the TV drama series aired in 1992. It has been decided that the new original TV anime "NIGHT HEAD 2041", based on a script by the original creator Iida Joji , will be broadcast on "+Ultra" from July 2021.
After 30 years, the original TV animation "NIGHT HEAD 2041" will be revived with a script written by Iida Joji, the original writer and director of the TV drama.
In addition to the brothers, Kirihara Naota and Naoya, who were suffering due to their supernatural powers in the TV drama version, this anime features another pair of brothers, Kuroki Takuya and Yuya, who are hunting them down as part of the National Security Forces. The anime spins a new story for "NIGHT HEAD".
It is produced by Shirogumi, which has created a wide range of works from VFX-enhanced live-action works to TV animations. This film is the directorial debut of Hirakawa Takamitsu, who worked as a CG director on "Etama" and "Revisions". The original character design is by Ogure Ito, who is known for his beautiful and delicate characters in "Air Gear", "Tenjo Tenka", and "Bakemonogatari".
In the teaser PV, it starts from the streets of Shibuya in 2041. You can see Takuya and Yuuya engaging in gun fights, Kirihara Naoto using his super power and Naoya, Naoto's younger brother, in the teaser video.
NIGHT HEAD 2041" is scheduled to be broadcast in July 2021 on Fuji Television's "+Ultra" and other channels.
(C) NIGHT HEAD 2041 Production Committee
Currently broadcasting the anime “The Millionaire Detective Balance: Unlimited”, Fuji TV’s programming Block “Noitamina” celebrated its 15 year anniversary on Apr. 15, 2020.
In ce, were announced new original mascot characters Mina and Noitan, designed by Umino Chica, known for “Honey and Clover” and “Eden of the East” In addition, an event celebrating the anniversary will be held at Noitamina’s official store and Odaiba’s Aqua City.
Noitamina is a midnight anime programming block broadcast by Fuji TV, that started on Apr. 2005 based on the concept “Anime as a drama series”, looking to change stigmas related to anime and expanding its base audience, by challenging animation standards.
The number of titles broadcasted since then until Jan. 2020 amounts to 70 in total.
The mascot character Mina and Noitan were designed by Umino Chica, creator of the first anime to be broadcast in Noitamina, “Honey and Clover” (broadcast from Apr. to Sep. 2005 ). Umino was also involved in “Eden of the East”(broadcast from Apr. to Jun. 2009 ) as a character designer.
Goods and products that feature full imagery of the 70 anime titles broadcasted in the past are being planned.
In celebration of the 15th anniversary of the block, an event titled “A retrospective throughout 15 years of Noitamina” will take place at Noitamina’s official store located in Odaiba’s Aqua City.
The event will be held in two different periods, with the first one from Aug. 7 to Sep. 30, 2020, and the second from Dec. 5, 2020 to Jan. 31, 2021. Each will feature a different selection of animes, from which will spawn a series of new products, a special themed cafe menu, as well as a screening of the first episodes.
Another tour event is planned for this summer and autumn on Loft stores in Umeda, Yokohama, Tenjin, Sendai and Shibuya.
The event will not only include sale of products, but also poster of spots shown in the anime series, and exhibition
（C）Umino Chica - Fuji TV
From 'One Piece', Luffy and Chopper have been made into soft "Chunky" vinyl figures. Pre-orders are being accepted on 'Premium Bandai'.
"ONE PIECE BUSTERCALL Chunky Monkey.D.Luffy" and "ONE PIECE BUSTERCALL Chunky Tony Tony.Chopper" are figures of Luffy and Chopper from the 'BUSTERCALL Art Project'. The "Chunky" series is based on the illustrations of Alex Solis, an American-based artist who specializes in "Chunky" arrangements.
The chunky" series "has grown from just one character to over 100 characters as a way to raise awareness of healthy eating habits".
Commenting on the chunky conversion of Luffy and Chopper, "Alex Solis" said, "I feel like we've personally been able to complete Luffy and Chopper with a perfectly chunky style fit. I'm very excited to be working on such a great piece of art and character. I've always dreamed of working with a company like One Piece in Japan! I can't wait to add these figures to my own personal collection as well.
"ONE PIECE BUSTERCALL Chunky Monkey.D.Luffy" and "ONE PIECE BUSTERCALL Chunky Tony Tony.Chopper" are priced at 13,200 JPY each (including tax) and will be available for pre-order on 'Premium Bandai' until 11:00 PM on December 27, 2020. The products are scheduled to be shipped in July 2021.
(C) Eiichiro Oda / Shueisha, Fuji Television, Toei Animation
From "One Piece", the figure of Belo Betty will be released under the series "Portrait of Pirates One Piece". It is currently available for pre-orders on "Premium Bandai".
This product "Portrait of Pirates One Piece: LIMITED EDITION Revolutionary Army, East Army Commander Bello Betty", is a 3D-figure of Belo Betty, a commander of the Revolutionary Army who ate Kobu Kobu no Mi.
In addition to the impressive volume of carrying a big flag that exceeds the size of the body, the short cut hair with a cool expression and sunglasses, and the wide-open chest is full of attractive elements such as her outstanding proportions.
Moreover, it can be changed to a smiling goddess-like expression by shifting the sunglasses, and it is a gem that fans have been waiting for, which has both 3D impact and play value.
"Portrait of Pirates One Piece: LIMITED EDITION Revolutionary Army, East Army Commander Bello Betty" is priced at 16,830 JPY (tax included). Pre-orders are currently available on "Premium Bandai", and delivery is scheduled for June 2021.
(C) Oda Eiichiro / Shueisha / Fuji TV / Toei Animation
The schedule of 'BUSTERCALL＝ONE PIECE Exhibition', an art exhibition of 'One Piece', where 200 groups of artists are joining, has been announced. It will be held from Nov. 20 to Dec. 27 at 'YOKOHAMA ASOBUILD'. Comments from Oda Eiichirou, the author of "One Piece" have arrived for this event.
'BUSTERCALL PROJECT' is an art project of "One Piece" that has launched on 'Instagram' in Oct. 2019.
This Project was founded for the purpose of recreating the story, message, and contents that "One Piece" has been sharing to all over the world for over 20 years with it’s story lines in manga and anime, in collaboration with Japanese and global artists.
Initially, it was to be held in Mar., but has been postponed due to the spread of COVID-19.
In this event, the works created by 200 groups of Japanese and global artists under the theme of "One Piece" are exhibited.
Furthermore, a total of 12 original goods, including T-shirt, hoodie, and socks, and a total of 7 items created in collaboration with YAR, YouthQuake, and other artists joined to this project, will be on sale. The art works such as BLACK WEIRDOS and Bustaskill will appear for lottery sales. From Nov. 6, they will also be on sale at the official website.
'BUSTERCALL＝ONE PIECE Exhibition' will be held from Nov. 20 to Dec. 27 , 2020 at 'ASOBUILD', an experience-based complex entertainment facility.
(C)Oda Eiichirou / Shueisha (C)Oda Eiichirou / Shueisha, Fuji TV, Toei Animation
Photo / Tsutomu Ono, Styling / Demi Demu, Hair / KUNIO KOHZAKI, Make / EBARA, Models / Aria Polkey, Ayumi, Turnbull, JEFF, Yano Takato
The serialization of "ONE PIECE episode ACE", a spin-off of "One Piece" and starring Ace as the main protagonist, has started in "ONE PIECE magazine Vol.10" that was released on Sep. 16. The art is handled by Boichi, the author of "Dr.STONE" which is currently serialized in "Weekly Shounen Jump".
"ONE PIECE episode ACE" is a spin-off manga based on the novel "ONE PIECE episode ACE" by Hinata Shou and Hamazakai Tatsuya.
This is the first spin-off manga with a proper story from "One Piece", the art is handled by the manga artist Boichi, the author of "Dr.STONE" which is currently serialized on "Weekly Shounen Jump" while the storyboard is handled by Ishiyama Ryou, known for "Mitsukubi Condor" and "Ibitsu no Amalgam".
The first chapter of the serialization has a total of 54 pages with 3 color pages and a portion of the story has been released on the manga magazine application, "Shounen Jump+" on Sep. 16. Please check out Ace's story with it's tremendous artwork.
Other than this, the third headline of "ONE PIECE magazine Vol.10" is the 66 pages of special articles called "Recommended for re-reading".
As there is a huge development in the story since the beginning of the "Wano Country Arc", the article is a "revision and reminder toward the climax" so that you can deepen your understanding toward "One Piece".
For "RE:ONE PIECE Checklist", it will introduce four mysteries that will largely affect the future story as well as an explaination of the "various hints that were hidden in the story".
For "ONE PIECE NOTE collection ~First Draft Arc~", it will reveal a secret setting note that is filled with the initial idea of this work by the original author, Oda Eiichirou.
For "Let's Analyse ONE PIECE Luffy's Battle Report" it will review in detail the 1.5 billion Belly bounty, Monkey D Luffy's battle style and his strength.
The fixed price for "ONE PIECE magazine Vol.10" is 1,000 JPY (excluding tax). It is now available on nationwide book stores and convenience stores.
（C）Oda Eiichirou,Boichi, Ishiyama Ryou/Shueisha
The figure of "Omnimon vs Diaboromon", which is the last battle from the movie "Digimon Adventure: Our War Game!" has become a figure. Pre-orders are currently available at "Ami Ami".
The product "V.S. Series Digimon Adventure: Our War Game! Omnimon vs Diaboromon" is a 3D model that is filled with the world setting of the work, and it is the first under the "V.S. Series".
Omnimon looks more refined and gallant with the pearl and metallic coating while Diaboromon gives off a sinister dark aura, and their charms are drawn out by this contrast.
While maintaining the same last battle scene from the work, the tremendous modeling and space structure, including the damage expression of a figure and the effect part of the light from the Digitama when Omnimon was born, are a must-see.
Also, Digimon and profound items that appear in the work such as Kuramon and the clock, can also be found on the figure, so it is an item that is packed with the world setting of "Digimon Adventure: Our War Game!".
"V.S. Series Digimon Adventure: Our War Game! Omnimon vs Diaboromon" is priced at 26,950 JPY (tax included). Pre-orders are currently available at "Ami Ami", and the release is scheduled
For June 2021.
（C）Hongou Akiyoshi, Toei Animation
"Digimon Adventure LAST EVOLUTION Kizuna", released in Japan in February 2020, has been released in all the regions of the Mainland China from October 30. After 5 days of its release, it was recorded that it was screened about 325,000 times with a total audience of 2.45 million people in all the regions of China.
"Digimon Adventure LAST EVOLUTION Kizuna" is the 20th anniversary work of "Digimon Adventure" series, which was broadcast in 1999, that depicts the growth and bond of the "Chosen Children" with their partner digimon, including Yagami Taichi with Agumon.
This work was recorded to have been screened about 325,000 times with a total audience of 2.45 million people in all the regions of China after 5 days since its release. The box office revenue has exceeded 1.2 billion JPY, and it is currently (as of November 3, 2020) the highest Japanese movie's box office revenue in China in 2020.
As China's theatres have restricted the number of screenings due to Covid-19, it is predicted that the box office revenue will achieve 1.5 billion JPY by end of this week, and an overall of 200 million CNY (approximately 2 billion JPY) after the screening. The box office revenue's result is sufficient to be ranked in the top 5 in terms of Japanese movie released in China, so do look out for its future achievement.
（C）Hongou Akiyoshi, Toei Animation
After the V-pet game "Digital Monsters" based on the "Digimon" anime series, a new game titled "Digimon Pendulum Z", which contains more than 100 Digimon, is now available. Pre-orders are currently being accepted at "Premium Bandai".
The product "Digimon Pendulum Z" is a new handheld digital pet game based on the "Digimon Pendulum series", which started to be sold in 1998.
As the first game in the series, it features a pendulum sensor and a jog-less function, and comes with 3 different colors with more than 100 Digimon included.
Besides new Digimon such as "Sunarizamon" and "Sangomon", Digimon that appeared between 1998 and 2020, have been rebuilt in the same way as in the past fields "Nature Spirits", "Deep Savers", and "Nightmare Soldiers".
By communicating with one of the different versions of the "Digimon Pendulum Z" series, Digimon's evolution routes, which are "Gatomon", "Armadillomon", and "Wormmon", are released respectively. By communicating with two versions, the "Agumon" and "Agunimon" routes are released, and also "Agumon -Bond of Courage- ", which appears for the first time on a virtual pet game, will be available to be raised by the player.
"Digimon Pendulum Z" will be priced at 4,070 JPY (tax included/shipping and commission charges excluded). Pre-orders are available now at "Premium Bandai" until 11:00 p.m. on Jul. 31, and shipping is scheduled for Nov.
From "Digimon Adventure" comes a collection figure set of all the partner Digimon's of the protagonists. Pre-orders are available at "Premium Bandai".
"Digimon Adventure Digicolle! MIX Set 【with Limited Gift】" is a set of 8 pre-colored completed figures with 8 special pedestals. It's a fan-awaited set that lets you enjoy the Digital World even more, by displaying them with the G.E.M series figures, which are currently on sale.
As a limited gift for buying the set at "Premium Bandai" or "Mega Trea Shop", a "photo sheet" of the DigiDestined and their partner Digimon's will be included.
"Digimon Adventure Digicolle! MIX Set 【with Limited Gift】" is priced at 7,744 JPY (tax included). Pre-orders are available at "Premium Bandai", and shipping is scheduled for Oct. 2020.
(C)Hongou Akiyoshi・Toei Animation
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.