July 1, 2020 By: CHiRO★ (Translated by NN ), 384 views
When I entered a game… There is a bear?! “Kuma Kuma Kuma Bear” broadcast time and CM promo have been released! “Kuma Kuma Kuma Bear” broadcast time and CM promo have been released! Hidaka Rina will join to an additional cast
Anime “Kuma Kuma Kuma Bear”, which was announced for a while, will be broadcast in Oct. 2020. At the same time have been revealed the first CM promo, information about the additional cast, and opening theme.
“Kuma Kuma Kuma Bear” is a light novel published by the light novel label “PASH! Books” (Shufu and Seikatsusha).
The story depicts beautiful, lonely gamer-girl Yuna who enjoys a leisurely self-contained life in VR MMORPG “World Fantasy Online”. One day she logins as usual, and gets equipped with “bear clothes”, “bear gloves”, “bear shoes”.
Moreover, this bear is not just a bear. It was a ridiculously “super bear” with the world’s strongest magic and skills…
The additional casts announced this time includes 3 people: Hidaka Rina, who plays Noire Foschurose, Tomita Miyu, who plays Shuri, and Amano Satomi, who plays Misana Farrengram.
“Itsuka no Kioku” sung by Waki Azumi, who played the role of Fina, has been chosen as an opening theme.
“Kuma Kuma Kuma Bear” will be broadcast in Oct. 2020.
Original: Kuma Kuma Kuma Bear (published by PASH! Books/Shufu and Seikatsusha)
Character draft: 029
Director: Shinoda Yu
Series composition: Aoshima Takashi
Character design: NakanoYuki
Animation Production: EMT Squared
(C) Kumana-Shufu to Seikatsusha/Kuma Bear Bear Production Committee
The announcement of "Rail Romanesque", a new series based on the world of the "maitetsu pure station" game, currently on PS4 & Nintendo Switch and features original characters such as humanoid models known as "Raillords" is set to be adapted into an anime in the autumn of 2020.
The anime will center around the main character Suzushiro and is set in the planning stage for "The first Maitetsu festival", as well as the "Raillord Summit". The famous Raillords will gather and in addition to "The first Maitetsu festival", the story also follows their efforts to revive an impoverished economy.
The cast consists of Uesaka Sumire playing the main heroine Suzushiro (Raillord for the C1267 locomotive) and Suzaki Aya as Kiko (Raillord for Nakoya Railroad's Hoji 6016 locomotive). The other seven characters' cast will be revealed subsequently.
"Rail Romanesque" is set to broadcast from TOKYO MX and others from Autumn 2020 onward.
A key visual and the first promotional video of the TV anime "Kuma Kuma Kuma Bear" have been released. In addition, it was announced that Kawase Maki (as Yuna) and Waki Azumi (as Fina) will join the movie's cast.
The TV anime "Jujutsu Kaisen" will be joining the acrylic memo stand series, "Kake Suta". Pre-orders for "Kake Suta Jujutsu Kaisen" are being accepted on the anime/manga EC website "Character Depart" from January 21 to January 30.
"Jujutsu Kaisen" is originally a manga running on "Weekly Shonen Jump" from 2018. The seal of a powerful curse item has been broken and high school student Itadori Yuuji gets involved in the battle of curses. The anime adaptation of the dark fantasy has been running since October 2020.
"Kake Suta Jujutsu Kaisen" has 5 designs in the lineup, including cute chibi characters and stylish, realistic designs.
The whiteboard sticker, included with the product, lets you write and erase on it, so you can use it instead of a memo pad on your desk. The price is 1,800 JPY (tax excluded).
(C) Akutami Gege / Shueisha, Jujutsu Kaisen Production Committee
"Mr. Osomatsu", the ongoing TV anime , held an online Christmas live titled, "Iyami and Totoko's Merry Christ'Matsu'! ~Shey naru Yoru~(Holy Night)" on its official YouTube channel on December 24, 2020.
Since the broadcast was held on the Christmas Eve, several voice of the fans waiting for the event had been posted on Twitter. When the live stream started with a title call, the spokesmen Suzumura Kenichi and Endou Aya with Santa outfits appeared on the stage, where the decoration is made specially for Christmas night. The event started with Suzumura Kenichi saying, "although it is little difficult to see each other at the actual event, but I hope we can have a wonderful Christmas Eve together".
This live stream asked the fans "how they spend their Christmas Eve night" via letters in advance, and also welcomed the Twitter posts during the live stream. Many comments from the fans have been sent since the original goods will be given to the fans whose letters or posts were read during the event. Fukuyama Jun (playing Ichimatsu) and Kamiya Hiroshi (playing Choromatsu) with reindeer outfits appeared on the stage to show the original goods. Fukuyama passionately introduced himself. "I am Fuku-Reindeer-Yama Jun!!", while Kamiya made a fighting pose and said, "I am the Reindeer Man!" in front of camera. Twitter was put in the whirl of excitement since it is very rare to see them in reindeer outfits.
Moreover, the rest of the casts of 6 siblings later appeared on the stage. Sakurai Takahiro (Osomatsu), Nakamura Yuuichi (Karamatsu), and Ono Daisuke (Juushimatsu) made their appearance through phone calls, and Irino Miyu delivered his message via a letter. The common topic among the casts were "how everyone was spending their Christmas Eves" and "the honest comments after completing the first half of Season 3". Regardless of the expectation to hear the honest negative comments, the casts agreed that they "do not have much negative feeling toward Season 3", and the casts are also surprised at each other for not having any complaints.
In addition message cards from the story editor Matsubara Shuu and the director Fujita Youichi arrived at the event. Matsubara expressed his affection towards Endou saying, " I love Totoko. I love Endou-san", and director Fujita said, "after finishing 21 consecutive work days with one-day off twice, I do not feel well. I need HELP!" showing us how he's keeping being busy.
The last section was review quiz. Four difficult questions related to each cast was shown on the screen. As a response to the question, "On episode 4-'Ichimatsu Radio', what was the family name of the fake director, who works for a fake show of Ichimatsu, titled 'Deep Night Hour'?", Kamiya commented, "it is little embarrassing if I get this wrong", and got the right answer, "Director Kanda!". The casts continued to worked together to answer difficult questions, including "On episode 7-'Dociking', what kind of a tree is displayed in the cockpit on the spacecraft, where Choromatsu is working as a pilot?".
At the closing, all 4 casts seemed to enjoy the event. Kamiya commented, "I realized again how fun Mr. Osomatsu is!", while Endou sadly commented, "It is very sad to end this event, since I did not expect to participate in such an entertaining party as an adult". The live stream will be archived until 11:59 p.m. on December 31 on the official "Mr. Osomatsu" YouTube channel.
(C) Akatsuka Fujio/Mr. Osomatsu Production Committee
The special program of the TV anime "Fire Force Season 2", which just ended recently, "The Science Research Company 8" will be broadcast on December 19 and December 25, 2020, in two parts. Kendo Kobayashi, Mukai Satoshi and Kan Routarou from Panther, and Itou Ririna from Nogizaka 46 will be featured as they talk about the allure of this work.
This program "The Science Research Company 8" will feature Kendo Kobayashi, Mukai Satoshi and Kan Routarou from Panther, and Itou Ririna from Nogizaka 46.
Yamazaki Shirou from the Tokyo Institute of Technology is invited as a commentator, and they will research and recreated the work setting from the science side, which are contents that will have the audience enjoy "Fire Force" more.
"The Science Research Company 8" part 1 will be broadcast from 2:05 AM until 2:35 AM, on December 19 while part 2 will be broadcast from 1:35 AM until 2:05 AM, on December 26, on TBS.
MBS and BS-TBS will be broadcast regularly as usual.
（C）Ohkubo Atsushi, Kodansha／Special Fire Force Video PR Section
"Jujutsu Kaisen", "Is the Order a Rabbit BLOOM?", and other titles, which had been broadcast on "ABEMA" from October 2020, will be rebroadcast. Titles will be broadcast on "ABEMA Anime Channel" from December 9 to 31, 2020.
The target works are "The Day I Became a God", "Moriarty the Patriot", "Your Last Crusade or the Rise of a New World", "I’m Standing on a Million Lives", "Warlords of Sigrdrifa", "Gymnastics Samurai", "By the Grace of the Gods", "Haikyu!! , "Hypnosismic Division Rap Battle: Rhyme Anima", "Adachi and Shimamura", "Kuma kuma kuma Bear", "Wandering Witch: The Journey of Elaina", "Is the order a rabbit?", "Idolish Seven Second BEAT!", and "Jujutsu Kaisen", 16 titles in total.
This project is a great opportunity to catch up with the hot new anime. Why don't you keep your eye on it?
(C) VISUAL ARTS / Key / "The Day I Became God" Project
(C) Ryosuke Takeuchi, Hikaru Miyoshi / Shueisha, Moriarty the Patriot Production Committee
(C) 2020 Kei Sazane / Ao Neko Nabe / KADOKAWA / Kimi Sen Production Committee
(C) Yamakawa Naoki, Nao Akinari, Kodansha / Production Committee I'm Standing on One Million Life
(C) Warlords Club / 909 Maintenance Supply Corps
(C) "Gymnastics Samurai" Production Committee
(C) Roy Hobby Japan / "By the Grace of the Gods" Production Committee
(C) Furudate Haruichi / Shueisha, "Haikyu!!" Production Committee, MBS
(C) Omori Fujino SB Creative / Danmachi 3 Production Committee
(C) "Hypnosismic Division Rap Battle: Rhyme Anima Production Committee
(C) 2019 Iruma Hitoma / KADOKAWA / Adachi and Shimamura Production Committee
(C) Kumanano / Shufu to Seikatsusha / Kuma Kuma Bear Production Committee
(C) Shiraishi Jougi / SB Creative / Wandering Witch Production Committee
(C) Koi / Houbunsha / Is the Order a BLOOM Production Committee?
(C) BNOI / Ainana Production Committee
(C) Akutami Gege / Shueisha / Jujutsu Kaisen Production Committee
The second season of the TV anime "Kuma Kuma Kuma Bear", which started broadcast in October 2020 and just welcomed its last episode, has been announced. The illustration by the character designer Nakano Yuki has been released as well.
"Kuma Kuma Kuma Bear" is based on the light novel, written by Kumanano, and illustrated by 029.
The pretty Yuna, a shut-in that is living a life of leisure with dignity, is a gamer of the obsolete VRMMORPG "World Fantasy Online". One day, when she logs in to the game, as usual, she was given the equipment "Kuma Clothes", "Kuma Gloves", and "Kuma Shoes", which she couldn’t take off, and this marks the birth of Yuna as a bear cub.
The first season has depicted the daily routine and bear adventure of the strongest, invincible bear cub.
Also, the messages to the fan from the cast, including Kawase Maki (voice of Yuna) and Waki Azumi (voice of Fina) are available on the official website.
Details about TV anime "Kuma Kuma Kuma Bear" season 2 will be announced later.
（C）Kumanano, Shufu to Seikatsusha／Kuma Kuma Kuma Bear Production Committee
From the popular "The Bears Bear a Bare Kuma" series, Yuna is joining the affordable 'POP UP PARADE' figure series. The figure is currently available for pre-order from the Good Smile Online Shop.
This item has been sculpted in the new 'POP UP PARADE' figure series, which has been developed to create a figure that is easy for fans to enjoy, at a reasonable price and a height of 17-18cm for easy decoration.
She is wearing a stuffed bear outfit that covers her entire body, and she also has both black and white bear gloves on her hands.
The price of 'POP UP PARADE Yuna' is 3,900 JPY (including tax) and reservations are being accepted on the Good Smile Online Shop until Nov. 25, 2020, with the product scheduled to go on sale in Mar. 2021.
(C) Kumano, Shufu to Seikatsu-sha / The Bears Bear a Bare Kuma Production Committee
A key visual and the first promotional video of the TV anime "Kuma Kuma Kuma Bear" have been released. In addition, it was announced that Kawase Maki (as Yuna) and Waki Azumi (as Fina) will join the movie's cast.
Agematsu Noriyasu, A-1 Pictures, and Aniplex will begin a new project in cooperation. Agematsu Noriyasu composed tracks for "Uta no Prince-sama" and "Symphogear".
The detailed information will be announced at the stage 'Agematsu Noriyasu X A-1 Pictures X Aniplex New Project Recital', which will be distributed from 11:15 a.m. on March 27. Along with the announcement of the project launch, four characters' silhouettes have been revealed.
On the stage, Chiba Shoya, Furukawa Makoto, Nanami Hiroki, Horie Shun, Nagatsuka Takuma, Yano Shogo, Masuda Toshiki, and Aoi Shota will appear. The greatest staff and cast will color the stage.
'Agematsu Noriyasu X A-1 Pictures X Aniplex New Project Recital' will be distributed at 'AnimeJapan 2021'. Please check out the 'AnimeJapan 2021' official website for viewing.
February 19 is Irino Miyu-san's birthday.
He debuted as a child actor in the 1990s and later became a voice actor, playing various characters.
In 2020, he was in "Mr. Osomtasu", "Oda Cinnamon Nobunaga", "Gon Movie: The Little Fox the Movie", and played the main character in the stage play "Peter and the Starcatcher".
To celebrate his birthday, we at Anime!Anime! conducted the same survey as last year asking "Who's Your Favorite Character Played by Irino Miyu-san?". We received 546 responses during the voting period from February 1 to February 7.
Most of the voters were female with a gender ratio of 90% female to 10% male, and the age range was on the younger side with 45% under 20 and 35% in their 20s.
■Todomatsu from "Mr. Osomtasu" takes back the top position!
Topping the list was Matsuno Todomatsu from "Mr. Osomatsu" with roughly 40% of the votes, moving him up from last year's 2nd place.
He received comments pointing out how they enjoy his wide range of acting, such as, "Not only does he portray the calculative cuteness of the youngest brother of the Matsuno family but also uses various voices to react to jokes or play a female character. The character let me find many new sides of Irino-san. He makes me laugh in every episode of the anime," and "Totty's energetic reactions keep 'Mr. Osomatsu' together."
There was also a comment praising him as a voice actor, "Irino-san's acting skills really show me the 'work of a voice actor'."
A character from the currently running popular series took back the top for the first time in 2 years.
Coming in 2nd was Sugawara Koushi from "Haikyuu!!" with roughly 18% of the votes, dropping a position from last year.
The kind and reliable character fascinated many fans, receiving comments like, "Suga-san played by Irino-san has is passionate and cares about his team. He looks like a calm young man but actually is quite merry! His voice matches the character perfectly in every scene," and "Suga-san's nice personality is drawn out even further with Irino-san's voice and acting."
"I admire Suga-san's love for volleyball and how he focuses on the club!" is a comment that shows how fans also love the personality of the character.
Haku from "Spirited Away" took 3rd place with roughly 6% of the votes, keeping his position from last year.
Many comments for the character said, "This is the character that introduced me to Irino-san". He's also popular for his mysterious charm, "I love the kind, handsome, and beautiful Haku. He's still a boy, while also giving off a mysterious charm of a dignified adult."
There was also a teen fan saying, "I was glad to be able to watch his performance at the theater thanks to the revival viewing last year."
■Here are some comments for other characters!
For Hyuuga Akito from "Code Geass: Akito the Exiled", "The character doesn't show emotions but the skillful acting portrayed anger, fear, and relief through the smallest amount of lines."
For Haru from "Tsuritama", "Irino-san is the only one who can portray the cute and pure alien, Haru. It's one of the higher-toned voices among the characters played by Irino-san, but he still managed to pull off serious scenes. I also love the work itself."
For Ariel from "Maquia: When the Promised Flower Blooms", "I could see him as a boy growing up to become a man not only from the image but also from the voice. His not being able to express his feelings towards his parents in his adolescence was especially amazing, and I was moved by him crying for his mother."
There were also votes for his two very different actings for the same character, Natsu from "Yes! PreCure 5", "I loved the gap between the cute high-pitched voice as a fairy and the cool voice as a human," and "I was surprised that the fairy wasn't voiced by a female voice actor."
The top 3 did change their positions but are still the same characters with unwavering popularity. Many fans loved the characters even more thanks to a new series being broadcast or having a revival screening in 2020 and 2021.
[Who's Your Favorite Character Played by Irino Miyu-san? 2021 Edition]
1. Matsuno Todomatsu "Mr. Osomatsu"
2. Sugawara Koushi "Haikyuu!!"
3. Haku "Spirited Away"
4. Sora "Kingdom Hearts"
5. Hyakuya Yuuichirou "Seraph of the End"
6. Ishida Shouya "A Silent Voice (film)"
7. Syaoran "Tsubasa: Reservoir Chronicle"
8. Yadomi Jinta (Jintan) "Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day"
8. Nuts (Natsu) "Yes! PreCure 5"
10. Jean-nine "Ultraman Zero Side Story: Killer the Beatstar"
10. Tadakuni "Daily Lives of High School Boys"
12. Kageyama Ritsu "Mob Psycho 100"
12. Niwa Daisuke "D.N.Angel"
12. Haru "Tsuritama"
12. Manatsu Daichi "Captain Earth"
16. Astral "Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal"
16. Est Rinaudo "Wand of Fortune"
16. Nozaki Kei "Cuticle Detective Inaba"
16. Peter "Peter and the Starcatcher"
16. Hyuuga Akito "Code Geass: Akito the Exiled"
(Voting Period: February 1 to 7, 2021)
'Oshiete Hokusai!', an educational entertainment anime to make dreams come true, will have an advance distribution on ABEMA from March 7, and on other channels from March 8. Along with that, it was announced that CHAI, world-famous "neo kawaii" band, will be performing the theme song, and that Waki Azumi and Konishi Katsuyuki, the voice cast in the anime, will sing the chorus as well.
"Oshiete Hokusai! -THE ANIMATION-" is based on "Yume wo Kanaeru Bakushou! Nihon Bijutsu Manga Oshiete Hokusai!" written by Iwakiri Naoto, and directed by the author Iwakiri Naoto who is a Japanese art enthusiast, and produced by CoMix Wave Films known for "Your Name".
It is a short anime with a 10-minute-long episodes (10 episodes in total) that enables you to learn "Japanese art" and "philosophy of life" at the same time. The story follows a lazy high school girl learning from the greatest painters from the Japanese art sphere, and struggling while growing up .
The theme song will be 'Tentekorin no Theme' by "neo-kawaii" band CHAI.
This song was written and composed by CHAI as a theme song for the protagonist Okakura Tentekorin with an inspiration from the original work.
Based on the theme of the film, "What is talent?" and "Can dreams come true even if you don't have talent?", CHAI sublimates the "complex" of the protagonist, who has no talent and no motivation, into a true "art". Please do not miss it.
Moreover, Waki Azumi as Tentekorin, and Konishi Katsuyuki as a god of thunder that appears to make her dream come true, joins in and sings in the chorus, which makes the song more colorful.
'Oshiete Hokusai!', an educational entertainment anime that makes a dream come true, will have an advance distribution on ABEMA from March 7, and on other channels from March 8.
I understand how it is hard to start and keep doing something as there are many obstacles to come!
We always end up looking for reasons for not doing it...I want to send this anime and song to people who are paralyzed by fear!
You will get courageous enough to laugh and forget about your failures!
(C)Iwakiri Naoto / CWF
SouOsumi Yoko has been added to the cast of the TV anime "SHAMAN KING", which will start airing on TV Tokyo in April 2021. In addition, a comment from her has arrived.
“SHAMAN KING" is the story of Asakura Yoh, one of the "shamans" who can communicate with gods and spirits, who aims to become the "Shaman King", the king of the stars who controls all things in the universe, and fights in the "Shaman Fight" held once every 500 years to compete for the title.
The original manga by Takei Hiroyuki is currently being serialized in a new chapter called "SHAMAN KING THE SUPER STAR" in "Shonen Magazine Edge".
Soumi Yoko plays the role of Lyserg Diethel, a shaman in London, England. Soumi-san commented, "I'll do my best to go back to the beginning. Please help me!”
The TV anime "SHAMAN KING" will start airing in April 2021 on TV Tokyo.
Soumi Yoko comments
--Could you tell us about the appeal of this work?
What can I say? It's the "let's go slow" spirit of Yoh. If we could, we'd go slow too! I think that's what he's longing for. And not only is Yoh-kun loose, he's also strong! ...... It's too unfair!
--Can you tell us about your enthusiasm for playing the character of Lyserg Diethel?
Twenty years ago, I was given the role of Lyserg, even though I had never played a boy before. It was a regular role on ....... The excitement of that time is coming back to me now! I'll do my best to go back to the beginning and look forward to working with everyone!
(C) Takei Hiroyuki, Kodansha/SHAMAN KING Project, TV Tokyo
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.