“Mobile Suit Gundam 00 the Movie: A Wakening of the Trailblazer” will be screened in 4DX in 33 theaters throughout Japan. Also, “Mobile Suit Gundam: Char's Counterattack”, which is currently in theaters, will be re-screened/extended.
4DX is an attraction theater that converts “watching a movie” into “experiencing a movie”. The motion seats move back and forth, up and down, following the screen, and the whole theater recreates the scene through 20 special effects, such as rain, the blowing of water and wind, and “flashes”, making the audience feel as if they have become the characters from the movie.
“Mobile Suit Gundam 00 the Movie: A Wakening of the Trailblazer” will be screened at 33 theaters throughout Japan, including Grand Cinema Sunshine, from Jul. 3 to Jul. 9, 2020.
The 4DX screening of “Mobile Suit Gundam: Char's Counterattack” will be extended at 4 Ion Cinema affiliated theaters until Jul. 2. Also, it will be re-screened at 23 theaters through out Japan from Jul. 10 to Jul. 16, and at 8 Cinema Sunshine affiliated theaters from Jul. 31 to Aug. 6.
Check out the “GUNDAM 'BEYOND the Cinema EXPERIENCE' TOUR” official website for further information.
From "Mobile Suit Gundam 0083: Stardust Memory", the Gym Kai Space Battle specification has been added to the action figure series line up "ROBOT SPIRITS" at the "ver.A.N.I.M.E." Pre-orders are currently available at "Premium Bandai".
This product "ROBOT soul <SIDE MS> RGM-79C Gym Kai Space Battle Specification ver. A.N.I.M.E." is a space battle specification action figure of U.C. 0083's main mass production machine, Gym Kai.
Swinging and retracting mechanisms, pull-out type joints, and other ways to create natural poses, like holding objects with both arms.
It also comes with a bullpup machine gun, hyper bazooka, beam saber, and shield, and the shield is a specification that allows you to enjoy various carrying styles by joint connection.
Renewed large-sized vernier effect that can reproduce the high output operation state can produce various effects by combining 4 parts.
"ROBOT soul <SIDE MS> RGM-79C Gym Kai Space Battle specification ver. A.N.I.M.E." is priced for 7,150 JPY (tax included). Pre-orders are accepted now at "Premium Bandai", and delivery is scheduled for Nov. 2020.
The Gundam "Popcorn Machine", which was in production as Gundam's "Promise of Victory" from the "Gundam vs Hello Kitty" showdown project that began in Apr. 2019, is finally completed. It will be installed at Gundam Base Tokyo, Odaiba, from Jun. 13, 2020.
The Gundam "Popcorn Machine" was going to be installed at "Spring Fan Festival", which was scheduled for Mar. 2020. But due to the spread of COVID-19, the installation was delayed, and now, it will finally be available at the store.
The "Popcorn Machine" used to be Hello Kitty's thing. The words, "How about some freshly made popcorn?" has been changed to, "Koitsu Ugokuzo" (This thing's on) by Amuro Ray (voiced by Furuya Tooru), and "Tobe! Gundam" (Fly! Gundam!) was used as the BGM. Other lines were also changed to fan-favorite lines, such as "Amuro Ikimasu" (Amuro, heading out) and "Boku ga Ichiban Gundam wo Umaku Tsukaerunda" (I'm the best at piloting Gundam).
Also, a clear-colored "Hello Kitty / RX-78-2 Gundam [SD EX-STANDARD]", which is a collaboration between Hello Kitty and Gundam, will be sold exclusively at Gundam Base Tokyo and Fukuoka.
The Gundam "Popcorn Machine" will be installed at Gundam Base Tokyo, Odaiba, from Jun. 13, and will be available until Dec. 2020.
(C)Sotsu・Sunrise (C)'76, '20 SANRIO (C)Sanrio Co., Ltd.
From "Mobile Suit Gundam 00P", the prologue of the main story of "Mobile Suit Gundam 00", which depicts the story about the previous CB's members generation, comes the main Mobile Suit, "HG 1/144 Gundam Plutone". Pre-orders are currently available at Premium Bandai.
This is a 3D model of GNY-004 Gundam Plutone, the 4th prototype of the 2nd-gen Gundam equipped with GN drives. The coloring of the Mobile Suit is recreated by molding the parts in different colors.
Also, the Core Fighter can be built-in the Mobile Suit or be flying independently, by replacing the parts.
Moreover, the special weapons: the large GN Beam Rifle, GN Beam Sabers, and GN Shield, are included in the kit. Their unique coloring has been recreated by molding colors.
"HG 1/144 Gundam Plutone" is priced at 2,420 JPY (tax included). Pre-orders are currently available at Premium Bandai.
A revival screening of "Mobile Suit Gundam: Char's Counter Attack" and "Mobile Suit Gundam Narrative" in 4DX will be held in 20 theaters in Japan. "Char's Counter Attack" will be shown in "BESTIA" in addition to "ULTIRA".
”Gundam 'Beyond the Cinema Experience' Tour", which is a screening of the "Mobile Suit Gundam" series films in the latest technology, began in Sep. 2019, as a part of the "Mobile Suit Gundam 40th Project".
This revival screening is a commemoration of the latest film of the series, "Mobile Suit Gundam: Hathaway's Flash" (In theaters from Jul. 23, 2020).
4DX is an attraction theater that converts "watching a movie" into "experiencing a movie". The motion seats move back and forth, up and down, following the screen, and the whole theater recreates the scene through 20 special effects, such as rain, the blowing of water and wind, and "flashes", making the audience feel as if they have become the characters from the movie.
"Char's Counter Attack" will be screened in "BESTIA" for the first time in addition to "ULTRIA". The latest laser projection and the 3D acoustics will give you the experience of becoming part of the movie.
"Mobile Suit Gundam: Char's Counter Attack" in 4DX is from Jun.19 to 25, and "Mobile Suit Gundam Narrative" in 4DX is from Jun. 26 to Jul. 2. Tickets are priced at 2,600 JPY each.
"Char's Counter Attack" in ULTIRA and BESTIA is from Jun. 5 to 18. Tickets are priced at 1,600 JPY for ULTRIA and an additional 200 JPY for BESTIA.
Check the official website for details about which theaters will be playing the films.
"1/144 RX-78F00 Gundam & Gundam Dock" and "1/100 RX-78F00 Gundam", which are the gunpla items inspired by "Mobile Suit Gundam" made from the "movable actual size Gundam" in "Gundam Factory Yokohama" that is scheduled to be released within 2020, will be available for special advance pre-orders from Aug. 6.
The "1/144 RX-78F00 Gundam & Gundam Dock" also comes with the same scale deck "GUNDAM-DOCK", which stores the plastic model "movable Gundam" and does maintenance work.
The "1/100 RX-78F00 Gundam" is an item that allows you to reproduce the details and coloring of the "movable Gundam" with the included foil and marking stickers.
Prior to the sales for both products at site scheduled for release within 2020, there will be the special advance pre-orders on the special site within "Premium Bandai", starting from 1:00 pm on Aug. 6. It is scheduled to be shipped serially from Sep.
"1/144 RX-78F00 Gundam & Gundam Dock" is priced at 2,750 JPY (tax included and shipping /handling charges excluded), and "1/100 RX-78F00 Gundam" is priced at 3,960 JPY (tax included and shipping /handling charges excluded).
Also, "GUNDAM FACTORY YOKOHAMA Progress Report Meeting", which announced the design and gimmick of the "movable Gundam", has been decided to be streamed on YouTube "Gundam Channel" from 3:00 pm on Aug. 5. Check this out too.
From "Mobile Suit Crossbone Gundam" comes the action figure of Crossbone Gundam X1/X1 Kai. It is the second release under the "EVOLUTION-SPEC" series, which represents the technological progress "ROBOT Spirits" made in the last 10 years. Preorders are now available at general stores from Aug. 3, 2020.
The product, "<SIDE MS> Crossbone Gundam X1/X1 Kai EVOLUTION-SPEC" is a completely new model created under the supervision of Hasegawa Yuuichi, which combines a stylish image with the original reproduction from the show.
The natural and wide range of motion of the figure allows you to recreate the kneeling pose with the cloak on, as well as the "parking form".
In addition, the final version of Crossbone Gundam features plenty of options; the zanbuster can be created by combining the beam zanber and the buster gun, the firing state of the scissor anchor can be reproduced with replaceable parts, the Face Open and the Eyepatch can also be attached, and more.
"<SIDE MS> Crossbone Gundam X1/X1 Kai EVOLUTION-SPEC" is priced at 7,500 yen (excluding tax). Pre-orders are now being accepted at general stores, and the release is scheduled for Dec. 2020.
(C) Sotsu, Sunrise
From "Mobile Suit Gundam", 2 types of "Gundam Craft Scissors" inspired by Char and the Zeon Armed Forces will be released. By combining the essence of the traditional technics, the resulting product has innovative and powerful sharpness that you would not expect form anime goods.
This product is available in two versions: "[GS-22C] Gundam Craft Scissors Char Aznable Model", and "[GS-22Z] Gundam Craft Scissors Zeon Armed Forces Model".
Both the items decorated with Char and Zeon Armed Forces emblems on the blade, and a model engraved on the side of the grip, so you can enjoy using them as if you were operating Mobile Suits.
Moreover, Nikken blades from Seki City, Gifu Prefecture, which is famous as a "town of blades", are in charge of the production, Their skills of manufacturing blades for over 70 years give the scissors outstanding sharpness. It can cut not only paper or cardboard , but also stiff materials such as metal plates and carpets.
"[GS-22C] Gundam Craft Scissors Char Aznable Model", and "[GS-22Z] Gundam Craft Scissors Zeon Armed Forces Model" are priced at 2,250 JPY each (excluding tax).
Sales will start at Hakuhinkan TOY PARK Ginza Main Store, Village Vanguard Online Store, AppBank Store Online, Amazon, and other stores from Aug. 13, 2020.
From "Mobile Suit Gundam" comes 3D cloth masks for adults inspired by the Earth Federation Forces and Zeon Armed Forces. Pre-orders are currently available at "Premium Bandai".
The products are the 1st "CHARA-MASK" series by the long-established mask manufacturer. It is a set of 2 3D cloth masks for adults with a special filter, which has great antibacterial and deodorant effect. They come in 2 designs: "Earth Federation Forces ver." and "Zeon Armed Forces ver.".
The "Earth Federation Forces ver." is a set of a white-based Earth Federation Forces emblem and a camouflage design of a navy-blue-based RX-78-2 Gundam.
The "Zeon Armed Forces ver." is a set of a black-based Char Aznable emblem and a camouflage design of a green-based Zaku II.
All designs are simple and unobtrusive, making them a great choice for both casual and business situations.
"CHARA-MASK Mobile Suit Gundam Earth Federation Forces ver." and "CHARA-MASK Mobile Suit Gundam Zeon Armed Forces ver." are priced at 1,650 JPY (tax included) each. Pre-orders are available at "Premium Bandai" until 11:00 p.m. Aug. 17.
The anime label, "BLUE LYNX", which specialized on BL, had released the main trailer and main visual of the anime movie "Umibe no Étranger". The art exhibition called "PARCO x 'Umibe no Étranger' Anime's Art Exhibition" will also be held.
"Umibe no Étranger" is a based on a BL manga by Kii Kanna. The setting takes place on the island off the coast of Okinawa and depicts the innocent love story between a greenhorn novelist and a young boy.
The main trailer started showing Mio starting at the sea while seating on the seaside bench at night. After Mio with the lonely expression encounters Shun, he got attracted to him and confessed "I like Shun".
In the first half, Mio can be seen with a gentle smile and happy about the mutual feeling, but after seeing Shun wavering appearance as he is worried about his past experience of having a same-gender relationship, Mio with a sad expression decided for a break-up.
The cute one scene of Shun, and Mio eating the watermelon happily at the balcony, while being looking over gently by the other characters such as Oba-chan, can be seen from the main visual.
Moreover, "Umibe no Étranger" anime's art exhibition will be held on PARCO GALLEY X in Shibuya, Tokyo. The exhibition will not only shows the anime's art, but will also displays each detail needed to create the movie such as the setting art and the artboard. The art exhibition's original goods illustrated by Kii Kanna-sensei will also be on sale.
"Umibe no Étranger" will be released on nationwide theatres on Sep. 11.
"PARCO x 'Umibe no Étranger' Anime's Art Exhibition" is scheduled to be held on Shibuya PARCO GALLERY X on Sep. 4.
(C)Kii Kanna/Shodensha,Umibe no Étranger Production Committee (C)Kii Kanna/Shodensha on BLUE comics
A teaser poster and special video of the live-action movie "The Promised Neverland", to be released on Dec. 18, 2020, have been released. The impressive poster features Hamabe Minami as Emma and others smiling.
The movie is based on an escape suspense manga written by Shirai Kaiu and illustrated by Demizu Posuka, which was serialized on "Weekly Shonen Magazine" from Aug. 2016 to Jun. 2020.
Currently, 19 volumes of comic books have been published, and had over 24 million copies in circulation all around the world. From Jan. 2021, the second season of the anime will be broadcast, and the live-action project in Hollywood is also in progress.
The teaser poster features the children smiling without knowing what is happening in their futures, and the shocking slogan "Sono Rakuen kara Datsugoku Seyo (Escape From That Paradise)", the contrast of which is impressive.
The special information is rich in content, featuring Emma (played by Hamabe Minami), who is eager to escape from the orphanage after she uncovers the truth of it and loses a comfortable life, Ray (played by Jou Kairi), Norman (played by Itagaki Rihito), Isabella (played by Kitagawa Keiko), who utters ominous words with a smile, and Krone (played by Watanabe Naomi).
"The Promised Neverland" will be released starting Dec. 18, 2020 at Toho Cinemas chains all around Japan.
(C)Shirai Kaiu/Demizu Posuka/Shueisha (C)2020 The movie "The Promised Neverland" Production committee
A new trailer and visual of "Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba the Movie: Mugen Train" (premiere on Oct. 16, 2020) have been released. In addition, it has been announced that LiSA will continue to be in charge of the theme song as in the TV anime series.
"Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba" is originally a manga of the same title by Gotouge Koyoharu, which was serialized in "Weekly Shonen Jump". When it was adapted into TV anime in 2019, the painful story of humans and demons, the dreadful sword fights portrayed with dynamic images, and the comical characters became popular, and even after the end of the anime, it is still getting a lot of attention.
This film is connected with the scene from the last episode of the TV anime titled "New Mission" where the main character, Kamado Tanjirou, and his friends jump onto the "Mugen Train", which is the setting of this work.
The visual depicts the contrastive figures of Tanjirou grinding his teeth while releasing his full power to attack repeatedly, and the strongest enemy, Enmu, smiling fearlessly while being in a calm mood.
The new trailer starts with the threatening words of Enmu, "To be able to die while dreaming... just how lucky are you?". The next scene shows Tanjirou reuniting with his supposedly deceased sisters, Hanako and Shigeru, and then he senses something and says, "Wake up, we're under attack!", encouraging himself. The battle between Tanjiro and Enmu, which takes place on the running Mugen Train, is a thrilling sequence of actions.
The trailer also marks the first unveiling of the theme song "Homura" by LiSA, which adds a new coloring to the story with the collaboration of Kajiura Yuki, who also worked on the ED of the TV anime series. Comments from the cast including Hanae Natsuki who voices the protagonist Kamado Tanjirou, Hino Satoshi who voices Rengoku Kyoujurou, and LiSA & Kajiura Yuki who are in charge of the theme song have also arrived.
"Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba the Movie: Mugen Train" is set to be released in theaters on Oct. 16, 2020. Advance tickets will be available for sale from Aug. 7.
<Full commentary is below>
Hanae Natsuki as Kamado Tanjirou
Since when I read the original work, there were many scenes in "Mugen Train" that I wanted to play, so I'm very happy to be able to play them in the movie. The recording session was a very exciting moment filled with the voice actors' passionate feelings. After it was over, I screamed so much that I actually thought, "I'm glad I didn't die" until I was burnt out.
It is going to be a great film with beautiful music and scenes produced by ufotable. As a fan, I can't wait to see it. Keep your expectations high!
Kitou Akari as Kamado Nezuko
It's been a long time since the last dubbing session for Demon Slayer. Everyone, including me, was fired up to see the movie adaptation of Mugen Train, which is one of the most popular chapters in the original work! Even though the movie's images were not finished in the recording stage, it was tearful to see the great passion that my colleagues put in their performances, so I hope that the final version will exceed your expectations! Enjoy the movie!
Shimono Hiro as Agatsuma Zen'itsu
The new trailer is amazing...
Of course, there's a lot of new information that can be caught from the footage, but most of all, the movie's theme song "Homura" made it even more exciting. I can't just wait to see the entire movie! Fans, look forward to it!
Matsuoka Yoshitsugu as Hashibira Inosuke
I've seen the trailer, and as expected, the quality of the footage is amazing! I'm very happy that we were able to do our best as voice actors. The enthusiasm in the recording studio was so intense that I almost broke off my heart, but I kept moving forward. I could be aware once again of the amazing power of dialogue. I think that all the fans will be both laughing and crying at this movie, which I hope you'll watch it on the big screen in theaters! Thank you for your support!
Hino Satoshi as Rengoku Kyoujurou
Thank you to everyone who has been looking forward to "Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba the Movie: Mugen Train". With the new trailer being released, I feel tense by the fact that the day of the film's release is finally coming. The "Mugen Train" arc will be a hard mission for Rengoku Kyoujurou's beliefs as a Pillar and for Tanjirou and his team. I did my best in the recordings, so keep your expectations high!
Hirakawa Daisuke as Enmu (Lower Rank 1)
The recording of the scenes was greatly intense with the cast's performance being so realistic and full of passion that I had to control my emotions while voicing Enmu. I hope you will be able to feel the outstanding beauty of the images and music of this movie, along with the cries of the characters' souls.
Following on from the TV anime, I'm in charge of the theme song for "Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba the Movie: Mugen Train". Since it is my favorite chapter in the original work, I feel like this song is very special to me.
I hope that every character in the story and every fan who feels sad right now will be able to move forward strongly with the flame burning in their hearts.
I'm honored to be able to work with LiSA again after the TV anime series.
Among the dramatic episodes of Demon Slayer, the story of the Mugen Train has made a strong impression on me, which is why I'm looking forward to seeing it finished. I hope this song will reach everyone's heart who has watched the movie!
(C) Gotouge Koyoharu / Shueisha, Aniplex, ufotable
The trailer of an animation movie "Wave!! Surfing Yappe!!" (Roadshow starts on Oct. 2), which is dedicated to "Handsomes & Surfing", has been released. Moreover, "Naminori boys", consist of the main cast Maeno Tomoaki, Ogasawara Jin, and others will be the in charge OP theme song.
"WAVE!!" is a media mix project create by MAGES. (LOVE & ART), who works on maiden contents such as "B-PROJECT", and is dedicated to the theme of "surfing", which has become an Olympic competition event for the first time for the Tokyo Olympics.
Hinaoka Masaki, the protagonist played by Maeno Tomoaki, meets the transfer student, Akitsuki Shou, played by Ogasawara Jin, and it is an original group performance drama depicting the men who love surfing.
Before the movie release on Oct. 2, the trailer has been unveiled.
The video starts with the main character, Masaki, who has a fateful encounter with Shou riding brilliantly on the waves, and the voices of other main characters could also be heard at the same time. Also, in the CG surfing scene, the waves are clear, and beautiful, which gives off a refreshing surfing story.
Moreover, it has also been announced that the OP theme song "Legendary Surf Prince" will be sung by "Naminori boys", which consist of the eight main characters Hinaoka Masaki (CV. Maeno Tomoaki), Akitsuki Shou (CV. Ogasawara Jin), Tanaka Nalu (CV. Nakajima Yoshiki), Iwana Kousuke (CV. Sato Takuya), Matsukaze Yuta (CV. Shirai Yusuke), Kido Naoya (CV. Toki Junichi), Fuke Rindou (CV. Okamoto Nobuhiko), Mori William Soichiro (CV. Morikubo Shoutarou).
Anime movie "WAVE!! Surfing Yappe!!" national roadshow will starts on Oct.2, 2020 at Shinjuku Baltic 9, and others.
(C) MAGES./ Anime WAVE!! Production Committee
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.