It commemorates the first sighting of a UFO in the United States.
Many anime fans may be reminded of the anime production company ufotable. ufotable was founded in 2000 and has created many anime series since then. So, which title is the most popular among Anime!Anime! readers?
To answer this question, we conducted a survey asking, “Which Is Your Favorite ufotable Anime?”, and received 98 votes during the voting period from Jun. 13 to Jun. 19.
There were more female voters with a gender ratio of 40% male to 60% female, and the age range leaned to the younger side with 50% under 19 and 30% in their 20s.
■The beautiful images of “Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba” and “Fate” were highly praised!
The anime to receive the most votes was “Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba” from 2019.
Comments pointed out the beautiful images such as, “I think it's the most beautiful anime I've ever seen. I can't thank ufotable enough!” and “It was amazing that each shot was true to the original manga. I loved the Water Breathing scene where whirling tides cover the whole screen.” There were also many fans that were introduced to the original manga by this anime. “The drawings of the anime, effects, etc. were all perfect. I'm looking forward to the 'Mugen Train' coming up in Oct. Also, I want to see “the story after that” become an anime!” is a comment from a fan looking forward to sequels.
The second popular was the “Fate” series. ufotable has worked on many titles of the series and among them, “Fate/Zero” and “Fate/stay night [Unlimited Blade Works]” were especially rated high. “The battle scenes are just so cool,” and “I was drawn into the story by the all small details such as the facial expressions and the motions of the characters,” show how fascinated the fans were.
There were also comments looking forward to the release of the latest title “Fate/stay night: Heaven's Feel III. spring song” and comments saying they like the peaceful daily life in the cooking anime “Today's Menu for the Emiya Family”.
■Here are some comments for other titles!
For “Katsugeki/Touken Ranbu”, “Swords, blood, night scenes, etc. There were many images ufotable is good at, and I was stunned by their beautifulness.”
For “Futakoi Alternative”, “This title is famous for its vigorous scenes, but I loved how 'NIKOPAKU Rhapsody' was just an ordinary slice-of-life anime.”
There were also votes for “Tales of Zestiria”, a title which they worked on the animations for the game and the TV anime adaption, “The anime drawings were beautiful, and the characters and story were well depicted in the anime.”
Many comments pointed out how beautiful and gorgeous the animation was, showing how people have an image of ufotable to be a studio that creates stylish scenes.
Below are titles that received votes. Not only the titles currently in production but also nostalgic titles were popular among the readers. Let's look forward to the animes they will work on in the future.
■Titles that received votes
[Which Is Your Favorite ufotable Anime?]
“Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba”
“The Garden of Sinners” series
“Majocco Shimai no Yoyo to Nene”
“Idolish7” ZOOL 2nd Single “Bang!Bang!Bang!” Music Video
Many people may think of hydrangea as the flower of June. The purple, red, and blue flowers of the hydrangea under the gloomy skies of Tsuyu (the rainy season of East Asia), has been long loved in Japan. It was even in the oldest Japanese poetic anthology "Manyoushuu".
There are many characters with the theme color of purple in anime. The question is, who gains the most support from Anime!Anime! readers?
So, we conducted a survey asking, "Which Anime Character Reminds You of the Color Purple?" There were 372 votes received during the voting period from Jun. 4 through Jun. 11.
The male to female ratio was 25% male and 75% female, and the age group was on the younger side with 45% under 19, and 30% in their 20s.
■Ichimatsu from "Mr. Osomatsu" took 1st place! Characters who wear purple clothes also ranked high.
1st place went to Matsuno Ichimatsu from "Mr. Osomatsu" with roughly 8% of the votes.
The sextuplets of the Matsuno family each have their theme color, and the 4th born, Ichimatsu, likes to wear his purple hoodie. Voters said that the color matches his gloominess, "His pessimistic personality matches the darkish color, purple," and "It matches his looks that make him seem to have darkness in him." There were also some readers who pointed out his other fashions.
Coming in 2nd was Murasakibara Atsushi from "Kuroko's Basketball", with roughly 7% of the votes.
Murasakibara, who is one of the Generation of Miracles, received comments of him being fully purple, "His hair and name are both purple. There's no character that better fits purple!" and "Even his uniform is purple strips, so he's the first one that came to my mind."
"He makes use of his astonishing 208cm to help his teammates in basketball, and I can't dislike him since he loves snacks just like any high school student would," shows his large build also left a strong impression on the fans.
3rd place went to Ichinose Tokiya from "Uta no Prince-sama" with only 1 vote shy of 2nd place.
Ichinose Tokiya, a member of ST☆RISH, received comments pointing out that the color purple portrays his duality, "He's usually cool, but he has a passion, stronger than anyone, hidden in him. I think purple, which is a mix of cool blue and passionate red, is a great color to portray him!"
■Here are some comments for other characters!
For Kochou Shinobu from "Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba", "Not only the color of her hair and eyes but also her poison from wisteria flowers reminds me of the color purple."
For Milky Rose from "Yes! PreCure 5 GoGo!", "My favorite PreCure! I was really excited to see her coming to the rescue the five in the gust of blue rose peddles."
For Lelouch Lamperouge from "Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion", "Because his eyes are purple and he said he likes the color purple."
There was also a vote for the Gundam pilot Tieria Erde from "Mobile Suit Gundam 00", "His dignified, glossy beauty, and the passionate side of him that came forth as the story developed. The official theme color purple well-matched him both inside and outside.
Characters with a purple, theme color, hair color, or eye color, ranked in the top 20 for this survey. Also, you will see characters that ware purple like in their uniform ranking high.
[Which Anime Character Reminds You of the Color Purple?]
1. Matsuno Ichimatsu "Mr. Osomatsu"
2. Murasakibara Atsushi "Kuroko's Basketball"
3. Ichinose Tokiya "Uta no Prince-sama"
4. Kochou Shinobu "Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba"
5. Toujou Nozomi "Love Live!"
6. Ousaka Sougo "IDOLiSH7"
7. Kirill Vrubel "Double Decker! Doug & Kirill"
8. Tieria Erde "Mobile Suit Gundam 00"
9. Yuuki/Konnno Yuuki "Sword Art Online"
9. Rize (Tedeza Rize) "Is the Order a Rabbit?"
9. Lelouch Lamperouge "Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion"
12. Hyuuga Hinata "NARUTO"
13. Takasugi Shinsuke "Gintama"
13. Mimino Kurumi/Milky Rose "Yes! PreCure 5 GoGo!"
15. Kaguya Madoka/Cure Selene "Star Twinkle PreCure"
15. Shibuki Ran "Aikatsu!"
15. Mutsuki Hajime "TSUKIPRO THE ANIMATION"
18. Anavel Gato "Mobile Suit Gundam 0083 STARDUST MEMORY"
18. Ushijima Wakatoshi "Haikyuu!!"
18. Mishakuji Yukari "K: Missing Kings"
18. Nico Robin "One Piece"
(Voting Period: Jun. 4 to Jun. 11, 2020)
Jun. 11 is "Day of Umbrella".
This day was created because this day often marked the beginning of the rainy season throughout history. We believe that you will use an umbrella more often as it gets more rainy.
Rain isa source of negative feelings, but there are several anime that contain beautiful rainy scenes. Situations may vary to the anime, such as taking shelter with a friend whom in love with, running through the rain with full speed, or sharing an umbrella with the partner.
Here at Anime!Anime!, we conducted the reader's survey titled "Which anime reminds you of impressive raining scenes?". The survey was conducted from May 31 to Jun. 7, and a total of 166 answered.
The female readers' majority, by making up approximately 65%, while the male readers made up approximately 35%. For the age group, the young voters made up the majority. Readers of 19-year old or under made up approximately 40%, while the '20s made up approximately 35%.
■From Shinkai Makoto's works to Ghibli: Many anime with impressive raining scenes assembled!
There were votes to several titles in this survey. The works with an outstanding number of votes were Director Shinkai Makoto's "The Garden of Words" and "Weathering with You".
"The Garden of Words" is a romance movie released in 2013 which depicts the interaction of a boy and a woman who only meet on rainy days.
The comments from the readers said, "I have an impression that it was raining throughout the story. I was surprised at and moved by beautiful rainy scenes of animation", and "Impressive rainy scenes continue from the encounter and departure. Beautiful rainy scenes are memorable as they depict the emotions of two main characters". The comment mentioned the illustration of wet leaves by saying, "Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, where the story is set, was very beautiful".
"Weathering with You" is the movie released in 2019, where weather is the important motif of the movie as it state in the title. A comment from the readers said, "I think the scene when the heroine Haruna prayed, and the sky quickly got sunny was beautiful". As the comments said, there were multiple beautiful scenes related rain.
There are raining scenes "PSYCHO-PASS" series when they are important to the story. Many comments mentioned the memorable scenes in the beginning of the series by saying, "Episode 1 of season 1. I got excited by seeing the inspector Tsunemori Akane being affiliated while getting heavily wet in the rain".
There are also raining scenes when the protagonist of the season 3 called Shindou Arata uses this special ability, Mental Trace.
The titles with abilities affiliated with rain were also important. The protagonist Nike from "Still World Is Beautiful" can call forth the rain, and the comment to her said, "I was moved when she has sung the rainy song for the first time".
The comment to Ranma, who is the protagonist of "Ranma 1/2", said, "This work revolves around the characters who change when he wet, therefore there are so many raining scenes!".
To "The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya": "'Some Day in the Rain' is a slice of life in rain which is told by the perspectives of the characters except for Kyon. Haruhi asking Kyon to share the umbrella was cute".
To "Kaguya-sama; Love is War": "I love the episode when Kaguya and the president shared the same umbrella."
There were many comments related to the sharing of an umbrella.
■Introducing other comments!
To "Love Live!": "The scene of dancing 'No brand girls' in rain and development after that was moving."
To "After the Rain": "It rained in every episode. Love and rain have a strong connection in every episode and it is said."
To "Kiki's Delivery Service": "Scene where she delivers grandma's herring pie her grandson did not like it."
There is a list of titles with multiple votes down below.
Many anime titles using rain in their themes, while there were also anime with long-lasting popularity. Please check it out.
■Titles with many votes
[Which anime reminds you of rain?]
"Kaguya-sama: Love is War"
"Still World Is Beautiful"
"The Garden of Words"
"Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai"
"Weathering with You"
"Melancholy of Suzumiya Haruhi"
"After the Rain"
(Survey conducted from May 31, 2020 to Jun. 7)
Warning: This survey is to research "the attention and interests toward present anime and characters". The results do not decide the superiority and inferiority between any characters nor works. Please use this article to gain information and deepen the love of the anime and the characters.
June 9 is "Rock Day".
The anniversary was born from a combination of the words "6" and "9". It originates from rock and roll in the USA, and nowadays, the word "rock" has gone beyond its original meaning, becoming so a term used in many places.
Many bands have appeared in anime as well, performing a wide variety of genres of music, including rock music. The bands vary in their appeal, from their overwhelmingly loud vocals to their superb guitar techniques.
Here at Anime! Anime! we conducted a reader survey asking, "What is your favorite band from the anime series?".
In the case the title has been adapted into an anime, we have also included bands that didn't make any performance in the show, along with bands that only appeared in the original manga (and also new bands which were introduced in the anime version).
During the survey period between May 29 to Jun. 5, a total of 185 responses were received. The gender ratio featured almost the same number of votes with 45% male and 55% female. The age group was about 50% for those under the age of 19, about 25% for those in their 20s, mainly focusing on youngsters.
■HTT from "K-On!" is on top! The band got back together unexpectedly last year, becoming so a hot topic.
The 1st place goes to Houkago Tea Time (HTT) from "K.On!" with an approval rating of about 20%.
The high school girls' After School Tea Time band gained a lot of popularity due to its match with the fluffy storyline; "Their songs have a good tempo and match with the characters, and, in addition, many of them were easy to get excited about", and "I was able to see heartwarming and unconventional teenagers of a band that appears totally different from the others".
According to some of the fans, their variety of songs was also appealing, "HTT is the perfect band! I love the fact that they can perform many different genres of music, from pop songs to cool songs to comical songs". Their unexpected performance at Animelo Summer Live 2019 thrilled the fans; "The surprising performance they had on their 10th anniversary at Anisama was amazing!".
The 2nd place goes to Roselia from "BanG Dream!" with an approval rating of about 10%.
Some comments were received such as, "Roselia is so cool. The costumes, the songs, the atmosphere, everything is great", and "I like the songs, the voices, and the characters. Also, I can't believe they even managed the stage direction and the costumes by themselves at such a high level... It's amazing!". Many fans commented about their "BanG Dream!" live performance where the cast members introduced their own musical instruments, "As being voice actors, their live music performance is unbelievable".
The 3rd place goes to given from "Given", which had about 10 percent support.
Given, the band to which the protagonist Satou Mafuyu belongs, was praised by the fans not only for the songs, but also for the stories of each member; "It's a moving story about four people who are haunted by their past, and build up a new life as a band". Other comments were also received; "The first scene where Mafuyu sang by reading the song lyrics was very touching!", and "I was hooked on the live scenes".
■ Additional comments have been revealed!
Girls Dead Monster from "Angel Beats!"; "The GirlDeMo can be said to be the starting point of LiSA. The insert song "Ichiban no Takaramono" reminds me of some scenes from the show and makes me want to cry".
The A-Band from "My Hero Academia"; "The song 'Hero too', which was performed in the anime, was very touching by the way it showed the students growing up as heroes. The gaudy stage performance characterized by the students' unique personalities was also very powerful".
Plasmagica from "SHOW BY ROCK!!"; "Plasmagica and all the bands in the show are very attractive. The way they grow up in a Myumon drama (not a human drama), the coolness of their songs, their cuteness... all of these aspects are put together making everything great".
Some votes were also received for popular works of the '90s such as "Macross 7" with its band FIRE BOMBER; "I love their variety of genres, such as rock songs and ballads", and "The timeless and hot sound touched my heart".
The survey featured a lot of comments not only related to the songs of the band, but also to the live scenes which fans have been reminded of. A variety of bands, from full-fledged artists to school clubs and characters who fight with their singing voices, have been gathered.
[What is your favorite band from the anime series?]
1. Houkago Tea Time "K-On!"
2. Roselia "BanG Dream!"
3. given "Given"
4. Girls Dead Monster "Angel Beats!"
5. FIRE BOMBER "Macross 7"
5. Poppin'Party "Bang Dream!"
7. Afterglow "Bang Dream!"
8. A-Band "My Hero Academia"
9. in NO hurry to shout "Anonymous Noise"
9. The Sketchbook "SKET DANCE"
9. SOARA "TSUKIPRO THE ANIMATION"
9. High×Joker "The Idolmaster: SideM"
9. Hello, Happy World! "BanG Dream!"
14. Argonavis "Argonavis from BanG Dream!"
14. ULTRA SOULS "Bakumatsu Rock"
14. ENOZ "The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya"
14. The fallen moon "Fuuka"
14. More Than True "Aikatsu!"
(Response period: May 29 - Jun. 5, 2020)
May 17 is "Package Tour Day".
It is said that the world's first package tour was conducted on this day in 1861, Britain. Now is a difficult time to travel due to the novel coronavirus, but there must be many of you out there who want to go on a trip once things are under control.
One of the advatages about a package tour is listening to the stories of the tour guide. The question is, which anime character would be a great tour guide?
Here at Anime!Anime! we have conducted a survey asking, "Which Anime Character Do You Want to Hire as a Tour Guide?" We received 88 votes during the voting period of May 5 to May 12.
The gender ratio leaned a bit towards the female with 65% female to 35% male, and the age group was mainly young with 50% of those under 19 and 25% in their 20s.
■Popular characters who remind you of travel!
There were many votes for those characters related to travel. For example, Hattori Yuu from "Aikatsu!" gained popularity as a travel idol from her experience of studying abroad at various schools. She received comments saying how her being active in travel programs left an impression on them like, "She looked great in her tour guide outfit she wore in the anime."
Also, characters who were traveling in the main story were popular too. Received comments shows that people want to enjoy traveling with them or hear their stories about their trips, "I want to go on a tour of Japari Park with her on the bus," for Kaban from "Kemono Friends", "I want to hear her stories of her traveling different countries," for Kino from "Kino's Journey", and "Because she travels all over Japan in the opening," for Fuguta Sazae from "Sazae-san".
Some characters received votes for their experience in travel-related jobs. For Kashiwagi Tsubasa from "Idol Master SideM", "He's an ex-pilot with a lot of travel experience and is fluent in languages. I bet he's good at presenting the charm of the places we visit." For Neko-musume from "Gegege no Kitarou" (5th series), "She was so cute working as a bus guide," and for Akubi from "The Genie Family 2020", "She looked good as a cabin attendant, so she could also be a good tour guide."
Focusing on the word tour "guide", people also voted for characters with professional knowledge. Comments pointed out how they are dependable when we need their help like, "Since she is an archeologist, I think she would give us a great explanation of the history of the sight," for Nico Robin from "One Piece", and "He is knowledgeable in various areas, so he'll probably explain everything without the need for us to ask any questions. Also, he would help us if there are any troubles like purse-snatching or luggage-lifting," for Kudou Shinichi from "Detective Conan".
Being cheerful and talkative maybe another trait fit for a travel agent. For Kyon from "The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya", "A pedant with a ton of knowledge. Since his expressions and metaphors are interesting, I think he would give us enjoyable stories of each sight we visit," for Takami Chika from "Love Live! Sunshine!!", "I'd love a tour from Chika-chan, who knows a lot about her home town," and for Fujiwara Chika from "Kaguya-sama: Love Is War", "Secretary Fujiwara would probably make everyone smile through the funny and enjoyable tour by explaining the sights with her poor rap skills."
The survey ended with characters from various animes receiving votes.
■Characters with the most votes
[Which Anime Character Do You Want to Hire as a Tour Guide?]
Edogawa Conan "Detective Conan"
Hattori Yuu "Aikatsu!"
Amuro Tooru "Detective Conan"
Takasaka Honoka "Love Live!"
Fuguta Sazae "Sazae-san"
Izumi Mitsuki "IDOLiSH7"
Nico Robin "One Piece"
Fujiwara Chika "Kaguya-sama: Love Is War"
The Matsuno Sextuplets "Mr. Osomatsu"
Mouri Ran "Detective Conan"
Yukinoshita Yukito "My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU"
(Voting Period: May 5 to May 12, 2020)
※※This survey was held to investigate "the awareness and attention of the current anime" of the readers. The ranking is not intended to determine characters to be superior to others.
We hope this article becomes an introduction to new titles and characters.
The 2021 winter anime have entered their mid-game. Various titles, from original works with high expectations to sequels to popular series, are gaining momentum. And unique characters are critical to these exciting stories.
Many fascinating characters from protagonists that represent the tile to supporting characters that sometimes have a stronger presence than the main characters appeared in these winter anime. We're sure many readers have their favorite character that they fell in love with at first sight.
We at Anime!Anime! conducted a survey asking, "Who's the 2021 Winter Anime Character You Fell in Love With at First Sight?" The characters from anime that started between January and March 2021 were subject to this survey.
We received 165 votes between the survey period from February 8 to 15. The voters were mainly female with a gender ratio of 25% male to 75% female, and the age group was on the younger side with 65% under 20 and 20% in their 20s.
Here are the results for the female characters.
■Fumino from "The Quintessential Quintuplets ∬" took the top!
Topping the list was Nino from "The Quintessential Quintuplets ∬" with roughly 7% of the votes.
There were several comments pointing out how she's even more attractive with her hair cut shorter in the 2nd season such as, "I fell in love with her when she cut her long hair she was very particular about. I loved her determination and how she stepped forward to becoming an adult," and "She's even cuter with her short hair!"
The heroines from this title were very popular and all five of the quintuplets received votes.
Kon from "Kemono Jihen" and White Blood Cell (1196) tied at 2nd place with roughly 5% of the votes.
Kon is a loyal subordinate of Inari Youko, the head of the Metropolitan Police Department. Fans commented, "I love how she's strong but sometimes shows her feminine side," "I love fox girls," and "Hanamori Yumiri-san's voice left a strong impression on me."
White Blood Cell (1196) is a hitman that protects the body from bacteria and viruses. She received votes saying how fascinating her battle scenes were, "I fell for her cool personality," and "I love how she fights and her outstanding figure."
■Here are some comments for other characters!
For Hana from "Aikatsu Planet!", "I love the cute avatars of all the characters, but her's was especially my type."
For Izumi Kyouka from "Bungou Stray Dogs Wan!", "Izumi Kyouka in the main series is cute but when she becomes a chibi character, her cuteness soothes my heart."
For Ohto Ai from "Wonder Egg Priority", "I love how she works hard for someone else. She also has a cute face."
For Mei Mei from "Jujutsu Kaisen", a character from the 2nd cour, "Mei Mei is a greedy miser! A grown woman, honest with herself, who stands by neither Tokyo school nor Kyoto school. Even I as a female will fall in love with her."
Various types of heroines from strong to soothing characters made the list in this survey.
[Who's the 2021 Winter Anime Character You Fell in Love With at First Sight? Female Character Edition]
1. Nakano Nino "The Quintessential Quintuplets ∬"
2. Kon "Kemono Jihen"
2. White Blood Cell (1996) "Cells at Work! Code Black"
4. Hori Kyouko "Horimiya"
5. Roxy Migurdia "Mushoku Tensei"
6. Emilia "Re:Zero − Starting Life in Another World" 2nd season
6. Nakano Miku "The Quintessential Quintuplets ∬"
8. Izumi Kyouka "Bungou Stray Dogs Wan!"
8. Ohto Ai "Wonder Egg Priority"
8. Kakumuhara Sakura "Laid-Back Camp Season 2"
8. Kohaku "Dr. Stone"
8. Nagase Mana "Idoly Pride"
8. Nakano Yotsuha "The Quintessential Quintuplets ∬"
8. Nakano Itsuki "The Quintessential Quintuplets ∬"
(Voting Period: February 8-15, 2021)
February 26th is "Escaperance Day".
This is the day Napoleon Bonaparte, who had been deposed as emperor and exiled to the Italian island of Elba, escaped in order to return to Paris.
In recent years, the experiential game event "Real Escape Game" has been gaining popularity. They often collaborate with anime, and it was recently announced that "Escape from an Abandoned School haunted by a Spirit", a collaboration with "Jujutsu Kaisen", will be held online.
The appeal of escape game collaborations is that you can solve a variety of puzzles while enjoying the world of the game and its characters. I'm sure there are many readers of Anime! Anime! who would like to see collaborations with their favorite works.
So this time, we conducted a questionnaire titled "Which works would you like to see as the subject of an escape game? During the survey period from February 10 to February 17, we received responses from 83 people.
The ratio of male to female respondents was about 35% male and 65% female, with more females. The age group was mainly young, with about 60% of respondents aged 19 or younger and about 20% in their 20s.
■A wide variety of games appeared! Some of the titles have already been made into escape games. In this survey, the titles broadcasted, or released between 2020 and 2021 received the most votes.
First of all, "Gintama", which is currently being released in theaters, had many fans who wanted to enjoy solving puzzles with Gin-san and his comical friends, saying, "I think it's fun with comedic elements."
For "Disney's Twisted Wonderland," many fans said, "It would be fun to play an escape game with the characters from each dormitory!
Titles with a large number of characters are popular, with "Hypnosis Mike -Division Rap Battle-" getting a lot of comments such as "Each character has a strong personality, and it would be interesting to see how they use rap music in the escape game. For "Idolish Seven", the comments were "It would be interesting if the concept is to try to escape with idols as a project of the show", and for "A3!", "There was an escape game event in the game, and more than anything, I want to try and escape with the encouragement of the unique characters!"
Titles with elements of mystery, suspense and horror also stood out.
For example, "School-Live!" because "the horror world view and escapism seem to go well together," "Joker Game" because "it's a full-fledged spy mystery, and I think it's so perfect that it's strange that there hasn't been a collaboration until now! And for "STEINS;GATE," "There are a lot of brainy characters, and the science fiction and suspense elements will make the game more exciting.
There were also votes for titles that have already had a collaboration done with an Escape Game.
For "Attack on Titan", "I'd like to enjoy the story of running away from the Titans", and for "Detective Conan", "It would be fun to play an escape game with Conan while solving the mystery of the case".
For "The Promised Neverland," "I think it would be fun to play an escape game with Conan while solving puzzles. There were also comments on "One Piece", such as "I think it's a good match for an escape game because it's an epic adventure" and "I enjoyed it when I participated in it before, so I want to play it again".
All the titles that were voted on are also now available.
Titles with multiple votes
What work would you like to see as the subject of an escape game?
"Attack on Titan"
"Disney's Twisted Wonderland".
"Is the order a rabbit?"
"The new Kindaichi files"
(Response period: February 10, 2021 - February 17, 2021)
The TV anime series "Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba" is based on the manga by Gotouge Koyoharu. "Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba the Movie: Mugen Train", which depicts the story about the boarding on the Mugen Train shown in the final episode, will be released nationwide from Oct. 16, 2020. Here is all information about Information characters, voice actors, theme songs, attendee benefits, TV broadcasts, and talk-show events.
■Characters & Voice Actors
■TV & Ground Wave Broadcasting
The story is set in Taisho Japan (period in the history of Japan dating from Jul. 30, 1912 to Dec. 25, 1926). A demon killed the entire family of Kamado Tanjirou when he wasn't home. The only survivor is his younger sister, Nezuko, who has mutated into a ferocious demon.
At one point, Tanjirou gets attacked by Nezuko, but he was saved by a swordsman Tomioka Giyu of the "Demon Slayer Corps" (*demons killing association). Guided by his courage, Tanjirou goes to Urokodaki Sakonji, a swordsman's "trainer" Therefore, he decided to be a"demon slayer" in order to turn his sister to human again and seek revenge on the demon that killed his family.
In the TV anime, "Kamado Tanjirou Arc" ended on a scene where the main character, Kamado Tanjirou, and his friends boarded the in the final episode "New Mission".
In this movie, Tanjirou and his friends, who have completed their training at the butterfly house, arrive at their next mission, the . It is known that more than 40 people have gone missing there in a short period of time.
Kamado Tanjirou, Zenitsu, and Inosuke, together with Nezuko, join one of the strongest swordsmen of the Demon Slayer Corps., Rengoku Koujirou who is the current Flame Hashira, and in the they are going through the darkness, fighting with the demons.
■Characters & Voice Actors
The main protagonist, Kamado Tanjoirou, is a good boy. He joins the demon-hunting organization, the Demon Slayer Corps, to turn his younger sister, who became a demon, human again and to seekrevenge for his family. He is played by voice actor Hanae Natsuki, who is known for the role of Kaneki Ken in "Tokyo Ghoul" and for the role of Arima Kousei in "Your April lie".
His younger sister, Kamao Nezuko, was turned into a demon that eats human flesh and blood, but Nezuko resists it and fights to protect people. She is played by the young voice actress Kitou Akari.
And it is Shimono Hiro and Matsuoka Yoshitsugu who play Agatsuma Zenitsu and Inosuke Kohei who are in sync with the Demon Slayer Corps. Zenitsu is not confident in himself and often makes self-deprecating remarks. Inosuke has a mysterious appearance and always wears the head of a wild boar, and has a warlike personality.
Also, there are nine people in the Demon Slayer Corps who have the strongest ability of the organization called the "Pillars". In this movie, the "Flame Pillar" Rengoku Kyoujirou appears. He is played by Hino Satoshi, who is known for many roles, including Sawamura Daichi in "Haikyu!!", Shinkai Hayato in "Yowamushi Pedal", and Hino Satoshi in "The Disastrous Life of Saiki Kusuo".
And in this work, it is the low ranking demon Enmu that stands against Tanjirou and the others. Appearing in the final episode of the TV anime, while other low-ranking demons were killed by Kibutsuji Muzan one after another, he was the only one who could endure intoxication and gain even more power.
Hirakawa Daisuke, who plays the role of Ryugazaki Rei in the "Free!" series, plays the character with a mysterious charm.
In even more dangerous and fierce battles than ever before, can Tanjirou and his friends protect all the passengers of the Mugen Train?
The theme is sung by LiSA who was in charge of the opening song in the TV anime. The song's name is "Homura". This work is a tag-team with Kajiura Yuki, who worked on the ED of the TV anime.
LiSA's latest single, "Homura", will be released in three editions: a time-limited edition with illustrations of Rengoku Kyoujirou, the character from "Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba the Movie: Mugen Train", the first-run limited edition with an eye-catching sleeve case design, inspired by lantern "Homura" motif, and a regular edition featuring LiSA's visuals.
The admission benefits include "Kimetsu no Yaiba Rengoku Reikan Vol.", drawn by the original manga author, Gotouge Koyoharu. This is a special booklet bearing the name of "Flame Pillar" Rengoku Kyoujirou, who faces this mission together with Tanjirou and his younger sister, Nezuko.
It is a manga drawn by the original author, Gotouge Koyoharu, about the first mission of Rengoku Kyoujirou, who is now one of the strongest swordsmen in the demon-hunting organization Demon Slayer Corps. Also, in addition to the new recorded version of "Taisho Kosokoso Rumor Story", which was popular in the original manga and showed at the end of each episode of the TV anime, 84 pages contain the movie staff and cast interviews.
Distribution is limited to a total of 4.5 million customers nationwide.
■TV & Ground Wave Broadcasting
To commemorate the release of this movie, two nights have been set aside to broadcast the TV anime "Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba" and on the first ground based national network golden prime band "Fuji TV Saturday Premium".
On the first night of the broadcast on Oct. 10, "Brother and Sister Bonds" consist of ep. 1 to 5 of the anime "Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba", which show the first big test of the main character, Tanjirou, and his sister, Nezuko.
The second night "Mount Natagumo Edition" of the broadcast on Oct. 17, consists of episodes from 15 to 21, which is composed of the death battle stories of Tanjirou, who was ordered to go to Mt. Natagumo.
Moreover, "Jump Special Anime Fest 2020" will be held online from 01:00 p.m.on Oct. 11, just before the release. In the "Demon Slayer:Kimetsu no Yaiba" corner, a talk show will be held by three people, Hanae Natsuki, who plays Tanjirou, Kito Akari, who plays Nezuko, and Hino Satoshi, who plays Rengoku Kyoujirou.
The talk show will be streamed on YouTube on the Official Jump Channel on that day. It's a premium online event that can only be seen here.
The original manga "Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba" is drawn by Gotouge Koyoharu and was serialized in "Weekly Shonen Jump". The serialization began in the 11th issue of 2016 and reached the final chapter in the 24th issue of "Weekly Shonen Jump" released on May 18, 2020, ending the serialization for about 4 years and 3 months. The cumulative sales of the series have exceeded 80 million, up to the latest 21st volume "Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba" which is currently available.
Also, "Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba" Vol. 22 will be released on Oct. 2, and Volume 23 will be released on Dec. 4. By the way, a bundled version with goods is available for pre-order, so please check it out if you are interested.
TV anime series was under the direction of Sotozaki Haruo, Matsushima Akira as the character designer, and ufotable was in charge of animation production. The music was produced by Kajiura Yuki and Go Shiina.
Distribution: Toho / Aniplex
Kamado Tanjirou: Hanae Natsuki
kamado Nezuko: Kito Akari
Agatsuma Zenitsu: Shimono Hiro
Hashibira Inosuke: Matsuoka Yoshitsugu
Rengoku Kyoujirou: Hino Satoshi
Enmu Kagennoichi (Lower Moon One): Hirakawa Daisuke
(C) Gotouge Koyoharu / Shueisha / Aniplex / ufotable
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