A part of a special segment, “Scene Select Visual Commentary” featuring Deku and Bakugo Katsuki's voice actors, Yamashita Daiki and Okamoto Nobuhiko from the Plus Ultra version of “My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising” Blu-ray & DVD set to go on sale on 15 Jul. 2020 onward has just been revealed.
Horikoshi Kouhei, the original manga artist of the work, was a supervising director and character artist for “My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising”. The climax of the movie came from one of the ideas he had for the last battle in the original work and commented that, “In a way, this can be taken as BNHA's ending”.
In “Scene Select Visual Commentary”, voice actors that play Deku and Bakugo (Yamashita Daiki and Okamoto Nobuhiko) watch “highlight” scenes from the movie and comment on their thoughts on their characters as well as some secret post recording gossip. This is a special talk that can only be found in this segment.
The released footage features a few snippets from the special edition of the movie and shows them talking passionately and more in depth about “My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising”.
“My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising”'s Blu-ray & DVD goes on sale on 15 Jul. 2020. The Plus Ultra version that contains the “Scene Select Visual Commentary” is priced at 7,800JPY (tax excl.) for Blu-ray and 6,800JPY (tax excl.) for DVD.
(C) Horikoshi Kouhei/Shueisha・My Hero Academia Production Committee
Jun. 11 is Tsuda Kenjirou-san's birthday.
He debuted in the 1990s, and in 2020, takes part in many titles such as "ID: INVADED" and "Seton Academy: Join the Pack!". He is also active in various fields, including narrating in the NHK serial TV drama "Yell".
To celebrate his birthday, we have conducted the same survey as last year, asking our readers, "Who is your favorite character voiced by Tsuda Kenjirou?", and received 336 votes during the voting period from May 30 to Jun. 6.
Most of the voters were female with a gender ratio of 80% female and 20% male, and the age group leaned on the younger side with 30% being under 19, and 35% being in their 20s.
■A variety of characters including, protagonists, their rivals, and even live-action characters made the list!
1st place went to Suou Mikoto from "K". He kept his position from last year with roughly 12% of the votes.
"Tsuda-san carefully portrayed the gap between the man with a scent of danger, who the delinquents look up to, and the kind side of him he shows to his friends," and "He doesn't say much, but Tsuda-san's profound words make the character attractive," are comments that show how the reticent character left a strong impression on the fans.
He also reserved a comment pointing out how he portrayed the character not only by words but by breathing, "It's amazing how he shows the character's emotion through his breathing."
Coming in 2nd place was Kazama Chikage from "Hakuouki". He also kept his position from last year with roughly 9% of the votes.
The character's cool charm impressed fans and received comments such as, "He's pushy and has an attitude but I love how he is kind to the protagonist. Tsuda-san's deep voice adds to Chikage-sama's sexy charm," and "Tsuda-san's vintage, calm voice really draws out the charm of the character."
He is also popular in the short anime where he becomes a chibi-character, "It amazes me how he keeps the image of the character even though he portrays him more comically in the drama CD."
3rd place went to Overhaul from "My Hero Academia" with roughly 8% of the votes.
Overhaul, who is the leader of Shie Hassaikai, left a strong impact on the fans as the villain who stood against the heroes, "I love the human side of him and his beliefs that makes him not just a mere villain," and "He was a heel throughout the whole story, and it was amazing how he kept the characters on guard." Other comments like, "The powerful battle scenes well portrayed the brutality of the character," show how his acting in the battle scenes fascinated fans.
■Here are some comments for other characters!
For Nino from "ACCA: 13-Territory Inspection Dept.", "Tsuda-san's voice perfectly matched his kindness watching over Jean and Lotta, hidden sorrow, and elusive personality," and "I loved him in the preview of the next episode."
For Fire Emblem from "Tiger & Bunny", "He well portrayed the character's strong, beautiful, and girly sides. He's my favorite gay character voiced by Tsuda-san."
For Brilliant Detective Sakaido from "ID: INVADED", "Tsuda-san is the only one who could portray this character. My heart ached for the first time in many years from watching an anime," and "I loved how his emotions seeped through his acting. I can't stop my tears every time I watch the scene of him crying."
There was even a vote for Captain Silver from "Tsuda Kenjirou PROJECT '925'", a character from the drama CD and video set, "This is the anime that made me fall in love with Tsuda-san. He voices all characters of this title, and Captain Silver is my favorite for his over the top acting."
Many rival characters who stood against the protagonists made it in the overall ranking. A number of characters from the latest titles broadcast in 2020, such as "ID" and "Toilet-Bound Hanako-kun", and even a character appearing it the promotional video of "The Way of the Househusband" also made it in the top 20.
[Who is your favorite character voiced by Tsuda Kenjirou-san? 2020 Editon]
1. Suou Mikoto "K"
2. Kazama Chikage "Hakuouki"
3. Overhaul / Kai Chisaki "My Hero Academia"
4. Kaiba Seto "Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters"
5. Nino "ACCA: 13-Territory Inspection Dept."
6. Brilliant Detective Sakaido "ID: INVADED"
7. Ogata Hyakunosuke "Golden Kamuy"
8. Inui Sadaharu "Prince of Tennis"
9. Tsuchigomori "Toilet-Bound Hanako-kun"
10. Joker "Fire Force"
11. Kuji Tooi "Sarazanmai"
11. Lizard "African Office Worker"
11. Mikoshiba Seijuurou "Free!"
14. Kujou Ten "IDOLiSH7"
14. Monspeet "The Seven Deadly Sins"
16. Atomic Samurai "One-Punch Man"
16. Ichinose Shiori "Special 7: Special Crime Investigation Unit"
16. Giraffe "Revue Starlight"
16. Tatsu "The Way of the Househusband"
16. Nicolas Brown "GANGSTA."
16. Fire Emblem "Tiger & Bunny"
16. Manji "Blade of the Immortal"
(Voting Period: May 30 to Jun. 6, 2020)
The special gifts for the movie "My Hero Academia THE MOVIE Heroes: Rising" Blu-ray and DVD (will be on sale on Jul. 15, 2020) have been announced. The 12 postcards inspired by the original illustrations by the original author Horikoshi Kouhei will come along with the disks, and the unique to each store designs for the special gifts have been revealed.
The original work of "My Hero Academia" is a hero manga by Horikoshi Kouhei, which is currently serialized in "Weekly Shonen Jump" (Shueisha), and recorded the sale of 26 million copies throughout the series.
The story is set in the society where the special ability called "cliques" exist and depicts the protagonist Midoriya Izuku (A.K.A. Deku) fighting the opposing force "Villains" to become the "Hero" to fight with them, by spending time at the prestigious hero raising school called Yuei High School.
The special gifts for "My Hero Academia THE MOVIE Heroes: Rising" Blu-ray and DVDs, which Horikoshi himself directed and designed the characters, have been announced.
As the special gift for "Plus Ultra ver.", "the original author Hirkoshi Kouhei-sensei Twitter Illustration Postcard Book", which is the design Horikoshi revealed exclusively on his Twitter and recorded a total of 275,000 retweets and 1.475 million likes.
Information on "New Episode Picture Drama" and the large volume booklet, which are in the special gift in "Plus Ultra ver.", have been revealed as well.
The title for the picture drama with the original scenario is "Epilogue Plus <<Make Your Dream Come True>>". It is the after story which depicts the interaction of Deku and Bakugou with the original movie characters Mahoro and Katsumi sisters.
The casts, including Yamashita Daiki, Okamoto Nobuhiko, Terasaki Yuuka, and Kurosawa Tomoyo, participated in the new recording sessions, and the story progress with original anime visual.
Moreover in the large volume booklet, the interviews of the talk sessions by Horikoshi and the director Nagasaki, and other main casts and staff. It also contains rare original drawings for the movie.
The visual for gifts given at the purchase at the stores have been revealed as well. Please check the official website of each store for detailed information.
"My Hero Academia THE MOVIE Heroes: Rising-Plus Ultra Ver." Blu-ray is priced for 7,800 JPY (tax excluded), and DVD is priced for 6,800 JPY (tax excluded). "Regular ver." Blu-ray is priced for 4,800 JPY (tax excluded), and DVD is priced for 3,800 JPY (tax excluded). Each product will be on sale from Jul. 15, 2020.
(C) Horikoshi Kouhei/ Shueisha
The antagonist, Toga Himiko from the TV Anime "My Hero Academia" has joined the lineup of the chibi Nendoroid series. Pre-orders are currently available at the Goods Smile Company official website.
Nendoroid is a figure series by Goods Smile Company. As of 2020, the lineup has exceeded 1,200 types.
"Nendoroid Toga Himiko" is a figure of one of the members of the League of Villains from "My Hero Academia". For the exchangeable expression parts, there are the normal little devil facial expression, facial expression with the tongue sticking out, and a smile with a hidden agenda.
With the specialized equipment when she activates her transformation, the blood-stained knife, and other nostalgic parts of the series, you can enjoy various scenes from the work. The release is scheduled for Nov. 2020, and the price is 5,500 JPY (tax included).
(C) Horikoshi Kouhei／Shueisha・My Hero Academia Production Committee
From "Tropical-Rouge! Pretty Cure" comes the trailer of the short film "Movie Tropical-Rouge! Pretty Cure: Petite Dive! Collaboration Dance Party!" that will be released together with "Movie Healin' Good Pretty Cure: GoGo! Big Transformation! The Town of Dreams" on March 20, 2021.
"Movie Healin' Good Pretty Cure: GoGo! Big Transformation! The Town of Dreams" is the first film that gathers all the members of the current broadcasting TV series "Healin' Good Pretty Cure" together.
It has become a hot topic after the collaboration with the 5th "PreCure" series, "5GoGo!" (Broadcast from 2007 to 2008) was announced, and the trailer that was released recently has received a lot of feedback, such as "This miraculous combination form is so touching" and "I am moved by the beautiful art".
The trailer for the short film "Movie Tropical-Rouge! Pretty Cure: Petite Dive! Collaboration Dance Party!" was released during the TV series press conference on February 23.
The trailer started off with the young mermaid, Lola receiving a dance party invitation from "Healing PreCure". The "Tropical PreCure", Manatsu (Cure Summer), Sango (Cure Coral), Minori (Cure Papaya), and Asuka (Cure Flamingo) were overjoyed with the dance party, and 3 minutes after the party has started...
Will the 5 girls, who are rushing, be able to arrive in "Dance Island" safely?
"Movie Healin' Good Pretty Cure: GoGo! Big Transformation! The Town of Dreams" will be released on March 20, 2021.
Director Ootsuka Takafumi
I received the offer of "I wanted to create a short film for the new TV series!", so I took on the offer as "It would be fun!”
During that time, only the characters information is available, so it was fun thinking on the type of movie and the plot. I really enjoyed the anime that were created by the director of "Tropical-Rouge! Pretty Cure", Tsuchida Yutaka. So, I want to have Cure Summer and the others having fun on the screen energetically in my own way while thinking about the characters depicted by director Tsuchida Yutaka!
I believe this film will help to liven up the new TV series and "Healin' Good Pretty Cure", so do enjoy this film as well!
（C）2020 Healin' Good PreCure Film Production Committee
A special video of "Healin' Good Pretty Cure: GoGo! Big Transformation! The Town of Dreams" was released on February 21, the day of the final episode of the TV "Healin' Good Pretty Cure".
The true strength within the gentle heart of Nodoka (Cure Grace) and the bond with Rabirin and the Healing Animals... The video is full of the attraction of "Healin' Good Pretty Cure", depicted in the TV series and continuing in the film.
The special video begins with the line that Nodoka has often said in the TV series, "Fuwaa, Ikiterutte Kanji!" (Phew, I feel alive!).
It looks back on the Pretty Cures meeting the Healing Animals and overcoming the many difficulties in the past year.
And in the latter half, you can hear the ending theme song "Yakusoku" (Promise) sung by Machico in the background. Let's listen carefully to the lyrics that speak for the bond between the Pretty Cures and the Healing Animals and the true strength within the gentle heart of Nodoka (Cure Grace).
A special campaign thanking the fans was held on the official Twitter account of the movie on February 21. And from 1:00 p.m. on the same day, the streaming of "Healin' Good Pretty Cure Thank-You Festival Online", a big event filled with gratitude from "Healin' Good PreCure", was also held.
(C) 2020 Movie Healin' Good PreCure Production Committee
It has been decided that the short film "Summer Ghost", directed by the popular illustrator, loundraw (known for the light novel cover of "I want to eat your pancreas", “Kimi wa Tsukiyo ni Hikari Kagayaku", etc.) for the first time, will be released in 2021. The teaser visual has been revealed along with this announcement.
loundraw is an illustrator that makes use of the translucent and atmospheric coloring and in-depth drawing in the precise space design that gives off the rare sense of presence. After making his debut in the industrial when he was in his 10's, he was bath in the limelight with the various cover photo including the covers for the light novels "I want to eat your pancreas", “Kimi wa Tsukiyo ni Hikari Kagayaku", etc.
After bathing in the success of his original animation "Yume ga Mezameru Made", which was created for his graduation and he handles everything alone, on YouTube, he started his own animation studio "FLAT STUDIO" in January 2019.
He has started an odd career change from an illustrator to a film director as he has published that he will be taking on a new challenge, which is the production of a short film.
It was announced that the short animation film "Summer Ghost" directed by loundraw will be released in 2021.
The teaser visual depicts 2 young boys, Tomoya and Ryou with a young girl, Aoi. The three are looking in different directions under the azure sky with the cloud blocking the setting sun.
Do look forward to future announcements regarding this work and their stories.
Immediately after this announcement, the collaboration with Z-KAI has been decided. The concept movie of "Ichiban Chikakute Tooi Hoshi" (The closest far star"), stories that exist in the same setting as "Summer Ghost", has been produced. It has been 7 years since the last collaboration of Z-KAI with an animation work, where the previous collaboration is with director Shinkai Makoto's 2014 film "Cross Road".
"Summer Ghost" will be released in 2021.
(C) Summer Ghost
From the movie "Gintama THE FINAL" which is currently in theaters, a full-length video has been released. In addition, the second part of the "Emergency Special! Gintama THE FINAL Special" was premiered on YouTube on February 19, 2021.
This video shows the final battle between Gintoki and his rival and ally Takasugi, as well as his former master Shouyou's other personality, Utsuro. After returning to Kabukicho with his friends, who are all wounded from the fierce battle, the usual routine has returned to Yorozuya.
There, Gin-san, Shinpachi, and Kagura send a message to the Karakuri housekeeper Tama, who has stopped functioning and fallen asleep. They try to record the message at Snack Otose, but Gintoki, the narrator, unexpectedly disguises the ending with "Everyone has died."
Kagura also narrates, saying that she sometimes has a message to deliver, but the content is "The egg rolls were delicious". In addition, an unidentified person who calls himself "Oba Z, the Heroic Spiritist" suddenly appears from his desk, and the scene unfolds one after another with Shinpachi's jokes almost unable to keep up.
Also, the "Emergency Special! The second part of "Thoroughly Dissected 'Gintama The Final' Special," which was broadcasted on February 12, will be premiered on YouTube on the "Gintama Channel" from 9:00 pm on February 19.
In the second part, "Gintama the Final" producer Maekawa Takafumi (Bandai Namco Pictures) will interview the three familiar cast members of Yorozuya, Sugita Tomokazu as Sakata Gintoki, Sakaguchi Daisuke as Shimura Shinpachi, and Kugimiya Rie Kugimiya as Kagura. He asks them questions from fans that he solicited in advance.
The movie "Gintama the Final" is currently in theaters.
(C) Hideaki Sorachi / Gintama the Movie Production Committee
It has been decided that the first "My Hero Academia" original illustration exhibition will be held in Tokyo in Spring 2021, and in Osaka in Summer 2021. Along with it this announcement, the key visual for the exhibition drawn by the original author Horikoshi Kouhei was revealed.
"My Hero Academia" is a classic hero action manga serialized in "Weekly Shonen Jump" by Horikoshi Kouhei since 2014. The series has 2.8 million copies of the comics in circulation (as of October 2020) and is popular not only in Japan but also worldwide.
The visual features a total of 24 characters, including Deku and the students of U.A. High School Department of Heroes Class 1-A with their homeroom teacher, "Eraser Head", the old and new No. 1 heroes: "All Might" and "Endeavor", and the No. 2 hero, "Hawks".
Comments from Horikoshi Kouhei, who drew the key visual, have also been revealed.
At the exhibition, there will be impressive handwritten manuscripts by Horikoshi Kouhei on display, along with 3D exhibits and videos that will let you enjoy the world of "My Hero Academia" even deeper. There will also be storyboards and images from "Studio Bones", the studio that handles the animation of the series.
In addition, there will be various original goods on sale, designed according to the key visual of the exhibition.
"My Hero Academia Exhibition DRAWING SMASH" will be held in Tokyo from April 23, 2021, and in Osaka from July 16, 2021.
Comment from Horokoshi Kouhei
I never thought I would be able to have my own exhibition, so when I heard about it from my editor in charge, the anxiety gave me a stomachache. I'm creating many things in order not to let the visitors down!
(C) Horikoshi Kouhei / Shueisha
It has been decided that five NELKE PLANNING's stage productions including "Demon Slayer： Kimetsu no Yaiba" will be distributed at "JUMP Festa 2021 ONLINE", to be held from December 19th to 20th, 2020.
The works to be distributed this time are the musical "The Prince of Tennis", the hyper-projection play "Hikyu!", "MY HERO ACADEMIA 'The Ultra' Stage", the stage "Ginga: Nagareboshi Gin" and the stage "Demon Slayer： Kimetsu no Yaiba".
The main cast of each work will appear during the streaming, and a talk session will also be held.
In addition, on December 20, a special stage where you can watch famous scenes from "MY HERO ACADEMIA 'The Ultra' Stage The Real Hero" will be broadcasted. In addition, digest videos of past "JUMP" related works produced by NELKE Planning will be screened.
The "JUMP Festa 2021 ONLINE" will be held online from December 19 to 20, 2020.
(C) HorikoshiOSHI Kohei/Shueisha, "MY HERO ACADEMIA The "Ultra" Stage Production Committee
(C) Furudate Haruichi/Shueisha, Hyper-projection play "Hikyu! " Production Committee
(C) Gotouge Koyoharu/Shueisha (C) Stage "Demon Slayer： Kimetsu no Yaiba" Production Committee 2020
(C) Konomi Takeshi/Shueisha, New The Prince of Tennis Musical Production Committee
(C) Takahashi Yoshihiro/Shueisha, Stage "Ginga: Nagareboshi Gin
"Reading Museum 'Ikebukuro Night Owl Tales'", a story reading by Namikawa Daisuke, Simono Hiro, Okamoto Nobuhiko, Hanae Natsuki, Saito Souma, and Matsuoka Yoshitsugu, is being distributed exclusively on the video distribution service 'dTV' with unlimited streaming.
"Reading Museum 'Ikebukuro Night Owl Tales'" was held in September 2020 as the 1st project of a new type of story reading performed by the greatest voice actors including Namikawa, in cooperation of 'Seikaisha Roudokukan' and a live entertainment facility 'Mixalive TOKYO'.
It was produced by Seikaisha, which has been publishing many works, and the original story was written by Origami Kyoya known for 'Kiokuya'. Relationship between the bartender 'Narumi' and customer 'Machidori' is different on each stage as well as the cast to play them, the story itself goes through various changes accordingly.
As for the voice actors, Namikawa plays the mysterious 'Master' at the BAR who appears on all the 4 scenes, and Okamoto, Shimono, Hanae, Saitou, and Matsuoka play 'Narukami', 'Machidori', and other characters.
Furthermore, all the 6 episodes of "Reading Museum 'Ikebukuro Sherlock the First and Last Problem'", which were played as a 2nd project on January 26, January 30, and February 7, 2021, are available for rental. They are also played by the greatest voice actors including Namikawa, Maeno Tomoaki, Amasaki Kohei, Hosoya Yoshimasa, and Saitou.
Please enjoy it at dTV along with the 1st project 'Ikebukuro Night Owl Tales'.
(C)Ikebukuro Sherlock / Reading Museum
Voice actor Okamoto Nobuhiko will appear in the "Weekly TV Guide" New Year Extra large Issue, which will be released on December 28, 2020. As a bonus for purchasing on Animate, raw photos will be given.
This time Okamoto will appear in the voice actor series "Love Voice!". In the issue, he shows off his appearance in a casual suit. Photos in various situations, such as a refreshing pose with a bouquet and spending an elegant time with donuts and tea, have been shot. In the interview, Okamoto, who likes sweets, answered thefollowing question for the special for the New Year's Large Size issue, "What sweets do you want to eat first in 2021?", and talked about the affected entertainment.
Also, an AR special video project has been announced. You can see special video comments and gravure photos making videos by holding your smartphone over the photos in the magazine.
If you purchase on Animate, you will receive one of the three types of random photos of Okamoto Nobuhiko.
"TV Guide 2021 1/8 special issue" is priced at 460 JPY. It will be on sale at bookstores and online bookstores nationwide from December 28, 2020.
Voice actors Saito Soma and Okamoto Nobuhiko will appear in "Monthly TV Guide 2021 February issue", to be released on December 16. They will be featured in a special page in the New Year's Special Edition of the magazine as voice actors. In addition, six different types of photo patterns for purchasers' perks have been released at once.
In the first feature, Saito Soma, who also appeared in the 2019 New Year's Special Edition and received a lot of attention, will appear again. The magazine's completely exclusive interview, "Until now and from now," in which he looks back on his life as a voice actor and discusses his future prospects, is a must-see interview.
In the gravure, Saito is shown in a dignified Japanese kimono and a cute winter date outfit, relaxing on the mild late autumn weather.
In addition, if you purchase the magazine at Animate stores or Animate online store across the country, you will receive a special present of a photo with a different design based on the six regions.
In the second feature, Okamoto Nobuhiko, who will release a new mini album "Chaosix" on January 27, makes an appearance. With the theme being the Year of the Ox, he straddles an ox sculpture and wears clothes with an ox pattern... Surrounded by various props, Okamoto smiled shyly as he was caught on camera.
There was also a fun question titled "If you compare the members of Kiramune to animals, they are ......", which was typical of the new year's special edition. While smiling wryly (!?!), the answer he came up with was noteworthy.
In addition, if you purchase through Animate online store, you'll receive a special present of a photo with a different design based on the six regions, so fans should definitely check it out.
The price of "Monthly TV Guide 2021 February issue" is 450 JPY (tax included). It will be on sale on December 16, 2020 and is available for pre-order at bookstores nationwide and online stores.
The first PV of the TV anime "Dr. Ramune -Mysterious Disease Specialist-", scheduled to be broadcasted from January 2021, has been released. It was also decided that Ueda Kana and Okamoto Nobuhiko will appear as well.
"Dr. Ramune -Mysterious Disease Specialist-" is based on the same name manga by Aho Toro that is published by "Sirius KC" and is currently being serialized on Magazine Pocket. This is a story about Ramune and his disciple Kuro, the specialist in curing the "mysterious disease" that cause changes to the human body after "mysterious" enter the hearts of humanity that are weaken by theirs personal troubles.
The first PV revealed the animation footage for the first time, and the character voice of Ramune (voiced by Uchida Yuuma) and Kuro (voiced by Nagatsuka Takuma) could be heard as well.
Also, Ueda Kana and Okamoto Nobuhiko were announced as the additional vast. Ueda Kana will be voicing Ayame, the primary schooler who "retains the memory of her past life that lived until 103 years old" and the former owner of "Mysterious Wares Shop Akatsuki", and Okamoto Nobuhiko will be voicing Nico, the current owner of "Mysterious Wares Shop Akatsuki" and he knew Ramune ever since he was young. The comments from Ueda and Okamoto have been revealed.
The information regarding the opening theme was also revealed and it was decided that the singer will be handled by Uchida Yuuma, who is voicing Ramune. The title is "SHAKE!SHAKE!SHAKE!", and we had also received his comments that are filled with his passion for the song.
The broadcast of the TV anime "Dr. Ramune -Mysterious Disease Specialist-" will start from January 2021.
Ueda Kana, voice of Ayame
I believe this role is quite worthwhile as the outer appearance is quite different from the inner appearance.
You could say that she is the soul of a child of three at 100 but, I wonder how her second life will be like. (Haha)
I want to look after Ramune together with my cute grandchildren!
Okamoto Nobuhiko, voice of Nico
I will be voicing Nico who is always smiling.
As Nico has a gentle atmosphere, I will try my best to express his gentleness during his appearance scene.
This is a work that is filled with an interesting fantasy element that focuses on the mysterious diseases.
Do look forward to it!
In the world of "Dr. Ramune -Mysterious Disease Specialist-", there is a disease called the "mysterious disease" that is caused by the heart. This is a work that focused on the theme to release the things that are being accumulated in the heart while being hesitant and trouble as well as the best method to release it.
The song "SHAKE！SHAKE！SHAKE！" was created in a similar thought as Ramune, which scoops up the emotional state of the appearance characters with a mysterious disease and lead them to release it. I sing this song with the thought that, in the story, there are times where they have to face the harsh reality as well as facing theirs feeling but by moving forward and facing it, the world will become brighter, so that also means it a step toward the new self.
It would make me happy if you were moved by this song while enjoying "Dr. Ramune -Mysterious Disease Specialist-".
The broadcast of the TV anime "Dr. Ramune -Mysterious Disease Specialist-" will start from January 2021.
(C)Aho Toro, Kodansha／"Dr. Ramune -Mysterious Disease Specialist-" Production Committee
Yasumoto Hiroki, Suzumura Kenichi, Yashiro Taku, Uchida Shuuichi, and Yanagida Junichi were announced as additional members for the TV anime "Burning Kabaddi", and comments from them have also arrived. Yasumoto will play the captain Rokugen Ayumu, Suzumura will play the team ace Takaya Ren, and the others will also be playing members of the Souwa High School Kabaddi Club, a strong team that is one of the top 4 in the Kanto area.
"Burning Kabaddi" is based on the sports manga by Musashino Hajime, serialized on "Manga Wan".
Yoigoshi Tatsuya was a famous soccer player who was called the "Futou no Yoigoshi", but stepped away from sports after entering high school. The story starts with him being dragged into the "running combat sport" kabaddi in which the players work together to catch and drag down the intruding enemy to win the game.
Yasumoto Hiroki, Suzumura Kenichi, Yashiro Taku, Uchida Shuuichi, and Yanagida Junichi will all be playing members of the Souwa High School Kabaddi Club, a strong team that is one of the top 4 in the Kanto area.
Yasumoto plays the captain Rokugen Ayumu, who is a defense player (Anti) with amazing physical strength and skills, and Suzumura plays the ace offense player (Raider), Takaya Ren, who has a long reach, fast speed, and the best duration of an attack in the team.
Yashiro plays Kizki Shintarou who collects hairbands and wears them during the game, Uchida plays Eikura Yuu who is calm and can think straight even in pinches, and Yanagida plays Muroya Daisuke with a 180cm large body who has distinct lips.
Let's keep our eyes on the members who go against Noukin High, the team that the protagonist, Tatsuya, belongs to.
The TV anime "Burning Kabaddi" will be broadcast on TV Tokyo and other channels from April 2, 2021.
Any sport has its "fever". Of course, kabaddi is no exception. But I didn't expect it to be so hot!
The cast members are all performing with burning passion. I hope you can feel the heat through the screen.
Everyone knows the name kabaddi but doesn't know the rules! As I read through the original manga, I understand how amazing this sport is. Manga and anime have a history of spreading knowledge of many sports. I'll do my best to deliver everyone a kabaddi fever!
I'm Yashiro Taku and I'll be playing Kizaki Shintarou.
The mental and physical clash of this anime, just like kabaddi, is exciting and fascinating, so I hope everyone will enjoy watching it!
Burning Kabaddi is one of my favorite mangas that I use points to read ahead every week, so the offer for this role was truly flattering!
Eikura seems to be cool and calm but is actually a very passionate guy who can put the team in front of his own pride. I'll perform with passion as much as Eikura!
I'm Yangaida Junichi and I'll be playing Souwa High 2nd grader, Muroya Daisuke.
I'll keep the pressure on Noukin High as their rival!
Please look forward to the broadcast to see our intense game!
(C) 2020 Musashino Hajime, Shogakukan / Burning Kabaddi Production Committee
The 2021 performance of the stage play "AD-LIVE", where everything is ad-libbed and the voice actor Suzumura Kenichi is serving as the general producer, will be held with the dates being announced.
"AD-LIVE" is a stage play where the overview of the world setting and the plot of the drama are decided beforehand, but the role of the performers and lines are all created on the spot. In the 2020 performance, due to the miraculous collaboration with the mysterious creator, Expert SCRAP, it has become a hot topic due to its stage production and live-streaming production.
The 2021 performance of "AD-LIVE 2021" will be held from September to October, in Tokyo, Saitama, and Osaka over a period of 6 days. The advanced ticket purchase application for this performance is available in each volume of "AD-LIVE 2020" Blu-ray and DVD.
Also, to commemorate the release of "AD-LIVE 2020" Blu-ray & DVD, "AD-LIVE Talk Session 'Talk-LIVE'" will be held. During the event, the performers will talk about their various thoughts together with the video of the stage play as well as a talk corner by using the ad-libbed word.
The performers for this event are Kimura Subaru, Toriumi Kohsuke, Nishiyama Koutarou, Nakamura Shugo, and Suzumura Kenichi, the general producer of "AD-LIVE".
Information on "AD-LIVE 2021", such as the performers and ticket information will be announced at a later date. Attention is being focused on the drama that will be produced in the 2021 performance.
The voice actor variety program "Say You to Yoasobi Tuesday' Shimono Hiro X Uchida Maaya' #30" was broadcast from 10:00 PM to 11:30 PM, on February 16, 2021, on ABEMA "Anime Live Channel". During the program, Shimono and Uchida give honest answers to "surprise consultations" from the staff .
During the opening part, Shimono and Uchida reported each others activities on the previous week when the program was on a break.
Normally, when they had ended the conversation, it would be time to show the opening video, but this time one of the program staff suddenly appeared and said, "Actually I have something I would like to consult you on..."
Both of them showed a surprise expression and provided their "honest" answer toward this "surprise consultation" as it was not written in the script and they didn't prepare an answer beforehand.
The details of the consultation is to ask advice on how to be a good senior as his juniors will be entering in April and this is his first time to have juniors.
Toward this, Uchida gave the advice of "Try to act like a senior as it will make them hate you" and "It would be good if you treat them normally."
For Shimono, he spoke about his own experience, "There is a possibility that an older person will become your junior. To me, I will treat them like an "older person" instead as they are my senior in life" as he mentioned that it is important to respect others.
Shimono also said, "An actual good senior is someone who is frank and always helps others instead of acting like a senior. So, don't you think that those people are quite awesome?" and "Since we also need to learn everything, wouldn't it be better to learn while looking after our junior and helped them when they need it?” where the talk developed to his "ideal senior".
After that, Uchida revealed that Shimono has been a kind senior since their first meeting, saying "You should be just like Shimono. He was quite frank and kind since we met each other... and his smile also!”
During the program, there was various corners, like the "Dream-like Drive", where they improvise on their acting based on the situation, "Birth of Onomatopoeia!” where they think of non-existing sound, and the familiar Tuesday corners "What If Sub-culture talk" and "Dummy Head Healing".
"Say You to Yoasobi Tuesday' Shimono Hiro X Uchida Maaya' #30" can be watched on ABEMA now.
Hasegawa Ikumi was announced as the cast for the Dark Elf, Aisha Udgard, for the TV anime "How a Realist Hero Rebuilt the Kingdom" (scheduled to start in July 2021).
"How a Realist Hero Rebuilt the Kingdom" is the TV anime adaption of the same title novel with over a million copies published in total (including both paper and e-books).
One day, the protagonist Souma Kazuya was summoned to the Kingdom of Elfrieden in another world. He uses his rational thinking and modern knowledge to work out new policies, one after another, rebuilding the kingdom's financial and political system, which is at the brink of breaking down.
In the anime adaption, the protagonist Souma Kazuya will be played by Kobayashi Yuusuke, and the heroine, Liscia Elfrieden by Minase Inori. And the animation production will be handled by J.C.Staff.
As an additional cast member, Hasegawa Ikumi was announced as the voice of Aisha Udgard, the Dark Elf who supports Soma Kazuya with her "martial arts". Along with the announcement, comments from Hasegawa about her enthusiasm for playing Aisha have arrived.
"How a Realist Hero Rebuilt the Kingdom" is scheduled to start in July.
Hasegawa Ikumi as Aisha Udgard
Soma, who was suddenly summoned to another world, uses modern wisdom and knowledge of politics and history to rebuild the kingdom...
There are many Isekai titles, but when I first read it, I was surprised to see a hero in such a position.
In this story, Aisha supports Soma with her martial arts skills.
She seems to be a cool and talented martial artist, but she's actually quite clumsy. I'll do my best to bring out the innocent and cute charm of Aisha.
(C) Dojyomaru, Overlap / Genkoku Production Committee
Mobile RPG over 60 million downloads called "Seven Knights" marks 5th anniversary Feb. 4, 2021, and announced the anime adoption with the title "Seven Knights Revolution-Descendants of Hero-" as the latest project. This will depict the distant future of "Seven Knights" through the original story.
The casts and staff were announced.
Other than Yamashita Daiki will play Nemo and Yamashita Daiki will play Philia, director will be Ichikawa Ryouya and Rhiden Film will be in charge.
Moreover, the teaser promotion movie with character voices and the teaser visual with original illustrations by character designer Matsuura Arisa, have been revealed.
"Seven Knights Revolution-Descendants of Hero-" will be broadcast from Apr. 2021.
Additionally, the new smartphone RPG "Seven Knights Revolution" will also start from 2021.
Nemo CV: Yamashita Daiki
A boy who was successful in making a contract with without learning his name.
Born in a remote village abut allowed to enter Granseed Academy since he has the ability as . He is an ordinary boy without any special abilities nor special family, who knows nothing outside his village.
I will be playing the protagonist Nemo for the TV anime "Seven Knights Revolution-Descendants of Hero-".
Those of you who worry if the characters from the app will appear in the anime, because the setting says it takes place in the distant future...No worries! They will appear in the anime, but in the different ways for new "Seven Knights" series.
I think this anime will be enjoyable for both "Seven Knights" players and those of you who are new to this. Please enjoy this anime from multiple perspectives, such as unique characters, flashy actions, human dramas and etc.
Philia CV: Yamamura Hibiki
She is who fights by borrowing the power of Unomia, and is a descendant of the hero Unlmia who had fought with the army and saved the world a long time ago.
She is the head of the student council called at . She invited Nemo into after feeling something great from him fighting during her travel.
Philia is a novel and elegant, but also a wonderful girl who is innocent and cute.
I tried my best to express her beauty and charm at the audition, so I am very happy that I can play her.
I look forward for unique characters and wonderful stories and actions.
(C) Netmarble Corp.&Netmarble Nexus Inc. Seven Knights Production Committee
The key visual and new casts for the TV anime "Horimiya", broadcast scheduled to be on January 2021, have been announced. It was decided that Yamashita Daiki, Fukuyama Jun, Yashiro Taku, and others will appear. Also, it was also revealed that the ABEMA special program featuring the 9 casts and advanced screening event will be held in December 2020.
"Horimiya" is based on Hagiwara Daisuke's manga that is adapted from the web manga "Hori-san to Miyamura-kun" by HERO.
The popular girl in class, Hori and gloomy boy, Miyamura encounter each other in school... The story depicts the super bittersweet school life that is filled with romance, friendship, and youth.
It was announced that Yamashita Daiki, Fukuyama Jun, Chiba Shouya, and others will be the additional cast. Yamashita will be voicing Iura Shu, Fukuyama will be voicing Yanagi Akane, Yashiro will be voicing Shindou Kouichi, and Chiba will be voicing Tanihara Makio.
The appearance of Asakura Momo, Ono Daisuke, Kayano Ai, Terasaki Yuka, and Kanemoto Hisako were also announced.
The advanced screening even that allowed you to catch a glimpse of the TV anime "Horimiya" earlier will be held on December 11 and 27 in nationwide Animate. Not only will you be able to watch the first 2 episodes, but you can also watch special footage featuring Tomatsu Haruka (voice of Hori Kyouko), Uchiyama Kouki (voice of Miyamura Izumi), and others.
Also, "'Horimiya' Super Bittersweet ABEMA Special Program #3" featuring 9 casts, including Uchiyama Kouki, and Yamashita Seiichirou (voice of Ishikawa Tooru), will be broadcast on December 21. It will be a 2-hour special program prior the TV broadcast.
The broadcast of TV anime "Horimiya" will start from January 10, 2021, on TOKYO MX, Tochigi TV, Gunma TV, BS11, and other channels.
◆TV Anime "Horimiya"
Broadcast start from January 10, 2021 at 12:30 AM on Tokyo MX, Tochigi TV, Gunma TV, BS11/ 2:08 AM on MBS Every Sunday!
Streaming is also available on ABEMA and other streaming websites!
Tokyo MX, Tochigi TV, Gunma TV, BS11: 12:30 AM
MBS: 2:08 AM
*Kindly be informed that the broadcast timing is subjected to be changed due to the program structure.
（C）HERO, Hagiwara Daisuke／SQUARE ENIX, "Horimiya" Production Committee
It has been announced that a new animation of "Zetsutsuki Gushunku" will be released on Nico Nico Douga in December 2020. In addition, the cast members who will play the role of endangered species of animals have also been announced.
"Zetsuetsuki Gushun" is hoping that people will get to know and love these endangered species, which are said to be more than 3,000 species, and it will inspire people to look into them! The characters were created based on this idea.
The animals are cute but somehow mysterious and "happy". They run out of food, lose their homes and so on. Will they ever smile again? The film is about the adventures of endangered animals.
Hanae Natsuki, Naka Hiroshi, Yamashita Daiki and Uesaka Sumire will play the endangered animals in the film. In the film, Hanae-san will play the polar bear, Shiro Kuma Shun, Naka-san will play the world-travelling tern, Aji-san, a migratory bird, Yamashita-san will play the slightly dreamy and gentle African elephant Zoushun, and Uesaka-san will play the cute and popular giant panda, Panda Shun.
In addition, videos of each character's introduction have been updated on the official Twitter site; an introduction video of polar bear Shun, done by Hanae Natsuki, has been on view since November 18.
"Setsumeski Gushun" will be distributed on Nico Nico Douga from December 2020. will be distributed on Nico Nico Douga in December 2020.
A special talk video with Nagase Ren ("King & Prince") and voice actor Yamashita Daiki, dedicated to the movie "Yowamushi Pedal" that will be released nationwide on August 14, has been released. At the same time, it has been decided to distribute a clear file with the illustrations drawn by the author of the original manga, Watanabe Wataru, as a present for visitors.
"Yowamushi Pedal" is based on the comic with the same name drawn by Watanabe Wataru, which is serialized in Weekly Shonen Champion. High school student and otaku Onoda Sakamichi, who regularly rides from Chiba (his hometown) to Akihabara, joins Bicycle Sports Club. It is a sports youth manga that shows how people meet and go beyond their limits to challenge the race.
This time, a special talk "W Sakamichi" Nagase Ren, who played the main character, Onoda Sakamichi in the movie, and Yamashita Daiki, who also played the same character, Onoda Sakamichi, in the anime series "Yowamushi Pedal" for five years, has been released. This video consists of three parts, PART2 will be released on Aug. 4, PART3 will be released on the official website and official SNS on Aug. 5.
Nagase and Yamashita met for the first time at this talk. Sharing impressions about each other, Yamashita happily said, "He (Nagase) is a TV person, and sitting next to him now feels like I'm in a dream.I'm surprised that we like the same things and the same people are surrounding us!", and Nagase commented, "I had seen some of Yamashita's works, so I have the same feeling! I thought, 'Oh, it's that voice actor!', I'm amazed. It's incredible!"
After enthusiastically talking about how each of them plays Sakamichi, the fun of the plot development in the "Yowamushi Pedal", discussingthe charm of the character, and watching part of the movie, Yamashita said, "I think the movie is full of strong points of 'Yowamushi Pedal'". Please feel the heat of "Yowamushi Pedal" at the cinema with me!", and Nagase added, "As for Sakamichi, sometimes things you normally take for granted could be the key to unlock your talent for something else. I think this movie will make you want to try various things!"
Moreover, a collaboration clear file that combines the illustrations drawn by the author of the original, Watanabe Wataru, and the movie visuals will be distributed as a present for the visitors. In the illustration, the six members of the team Sohoku and the manager's trunk are drawn in a refreshing way. It will be distributed in movie theaters nationwide in limited quantities on the first day of release, Aug. 14. Detailed information, such as distribution theaters, can be confirmed on the official movie website.
The movie "Yowamushi Pedal" will be released nationwide on Aug. 14, 2020.
(C) 2020 movie "Yowamushi Pedal" Production Committee
(C) Watanabe Wataru (Akita Shoten) 2008
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.