The manga “Burning Kabaddi” that has been serialized in the comic app “Manga One” will become TV anime series. It would be the first anime version of a work based on minor sports kabaddi. Teaser-visual and PV have been released.
“Burning Kabaddi” is a manga drawn by Musashino Hajime, which has been serialized in the Shogakukan comic app “Manga One.”
One day, a former ace soccer player, Yoigoshi Tatsuya, who hates sports, visits the “Kabadi club”. One day, a former ace soccer player, Yoigoshi Tatsuya, who hates sports, visits the “Kabadi club”. When he went to see their practice, laughing, “I think, Kabadi is just a story”, he faces fierce martial arts competition…
“Kabadi Manga”, which total views have exceeded 120 million, fulfilled with hot moments, becomes an anime.
Released PV contains a few anime cutscenes. The visual was drawn by Musashino Hajime.
Detailed information about cast and broadcasting time will be announced later. Please wait for an upcoming TV anime series “Burning Kabaddi.”
(C) 2020 Musashino Hajime Shogakkan / Burning Kabaddi Production Committee
From "Kuroko's Basketball" comes apparel items, such as T-shirts and tote bags, inspired by Kagami and the generation of miracles such as Kuroko in street style fashion. Pre-orders are currently available at "Premium Bandai".
These products are released under the apparel brand "KUROCORZET", which was inspired by characters from "Kuroko's Basketball" such as Kuroko. They were designed with the street sports theme, with the image of the 7 characters getting together in the back streets and playing street sports like skateboards.
The Kuroko Tetsuya design has the letters "VANISHING" printed, and the gradation represents Kuroko's vanishing play style. Kuroko's items were usually colored in light blue, but this time, darker tone has been used.
The Kagami Taiga design has the logo METEORJAM and his favorite cheeseburger in a ghost-like pop design printed on it.
The Kise Ryouta design has a reversed logo to represent his ability, Perfect Copy, and the star in the logo is given a shiny touch.
The Aomine Daiki design mixes SPEEDY, which represents his high-speed playstyle, and SLEEPY, which represents him not playing basketball. It shows different colors depending on the angle you look at it.
The Midorima Shintarou design has the letters SHOOTER and the lucky item bear from "Oha-Asa Horoscope", which he checks every day.
The Murasakibara Atsushi design has his motto, "Sweets are Justice", printed on it with a lollypop.
The Akashi Seijuurou design has the line "I am always right" and Emperor Eye designed on it.
Pre-orders for the T-shirts, Towels, Tote Bags, etc., with these designs, are currently available at "Premium Bandai", and shipping is scheduled for Jul. 2020.
(C)Fujimaki Tadatoshi / Shueisha・Kuroko's Basketball Production Committee
The sci-fi comic series "Mech Cadet Yu" by Greg Pak and Miyazawa Takeshi will be adapted intoto an anime by Polygon Pictures, well known for works like "Knights of Sidonia" and "Ajin". It is scheduled to be released exclusively on Netflix under the title "MECH CADETS" in 2023.
The anime "MECH CADETS" is set on Earth after an attack by an alien species. Stanford Yu, a boy who works at a military academy, becomes the pilot of a giant robot and fights against the alien species along with his friends.
With full cooperation from Boom! Studios, the publisher of "Mech Cadet Yu", Polygon Pictures will be producing the animation. And the scriptwriter/executive producer will be Aaron Lam from "Spartacus: Gods of the Arena" and "Ash vs Evil Dead".
"MECH CADETS" is scheduled to be released exclusively on Netflix in 2023.
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"Polygon Picture" Executive Producer Jack Liang
We believe it is important for us as a studio based in Tokyo to have a diverse team working together to create a story that embodies Japanese art. Based on our mission to "deliver unprecedented work in exceptional quality", we are truly grateful to be able to work along with talented staff, such as general director Awa Patrick Tohru and scriptwriter/executive producer Aaron Lam, and adapt the amazing story of "Mech Cadet Yu", created by Greg Pak, Miyazawa Takeshi, and Boom! Studios, into an anime. We're also honored to be working with Netflix, who made it possible for us to bring this story to life. I hope that this show will inspire future storytellers around the world.
The TV anime "The Great Jahy Will Not Be Defeated!" was announced to start on July 31. The show will be broadcast in ABC TV's anime slot "ANiMAZiNG!!!" for 2 cours. Information about cast members including Oozoara Naomi and Kayano Ai was also released.
"The Great Jahy Will Not Be Defeated!" is originally a manga by Konbu Wakame serialized in "Monthly Gangan Joker".
Jahy was the second-in-command of the Demon Realm and was looked up to by everyone in the Demon Realm. One day, she was raided by a magical girl and was blown off to the human world. With her mystic gem, which was the source of her magical power, destroyed, her power and beauty have all gone away. Now she's become a tiny and cute girl living a poor life in a small room with no bath. The cute "Demon Realm Revival Comedy" will surely put tears in your eyes.
A key visual drawn by character designer/general art director Nakajiki Saori has been released. The visual depicts the cute and cheerful life of Jahy and the unique characters surrounding her.
Information about the cast members was also released. Oozora Naomi as Jahy, Kayano Ai as the Store Manager, Hikasa Youko as the Landlord, Hanazawa Kana as Druj, Komatsu Mikako as Salwa, Uesaka Sumire as the Magical Girl, and Ogura Yui as Kokoro.
The TV anime "The Great Jahy Will Not Be Defeated!", will be broadcast in the "ANiMAZiNG!!" slot of ABC TV and other TV Asahi related channels (24 channels) from Saturday, July 31, 2021.
(C) Wakame Konbu / SQUARE ENIX
(C) Konbu Wakame / SQUARE ENIX, "The Great Jahy Will Not Be Defeated!" Production Committee
“Komi can’t communicate," will be adapted into an anime in October 2021. Koga Aoi will play the role of Komi Shouko, Kajiwara Gakuto will play the role of Tadano Hitohito, and Murakawa Rie will play the role of Osana Najimi.
The original story of "Komi can’t communicate" is a "communicative disease" comedy serialized in "Weekly Shonen Sunday" by Oda Tomohito, which has sold over 5 million copies in total.
The story is about a first year high school student, Komi Shouko, who is a beautiful girl who everyone looks up to, but her face freezes up when she tries to talk to other people because of her extreme communicable disease, and she struggles to achieve her goal of “making 100 friends”.
Along with the decision to make an anime adaptation, a teaser visual, a teaser PV, and information on the main cast and staff have been released.
Koga Aoi will be playing the role of Komi Shouko, Kajiwara Gakuto will be playing the role of Tadano Hitohito, and Murakawa Rie will be playing the role of Osana Najimi, Ayumi Watanabe of "Koi wa Ameagari no Yoni" will be the general director, Issei Kawagoe of "Bungo to Alchemist: Gears of Judgement" will be the director, and the series composition will be Akao Deko of "I shaved. And then I brought a high school girl home."; character design by Nakajima Atsuko of "Tokyo Ghoul: re"; and animation production by O.L.M.
"Komi can’t communicate” will start airing on TV Tokyo and other stations in October 2021.
In addition, a campaign is currently underway on the official Twitter page, where three winners will be chosen by lottery to receive a reproduction of the congratulatory illustration by the original author, Oda Tomohito.
Komi Shouko (CV. Koga Aoi)
Komi can’t communicate.
She looks like a beautiful girl that everyone turns to, but she finds it extremely difficult to communicate and when she tries to talk to others, her face freezes up with nervousness and she thinks about how to talk to them and what to do afterwards. But the truth is, she wants to talk to people. Her dream is to “make 100 friends”.
Q1: What was your impression of this work?
First of all, when I picked up the book, I saw the title and the cover picture and thought, "Oh, there's something about this girl." The cover alone had an impact that piqued my interest.
The title, ""Komi can’t communicate," I thought it was interesting that there was a catchphrase which made it easy to understand what kind of girl the character was. I could relate to the realism of the situations that many of us experienced during our school days, and I found myself reading on and on.
There are a lot of characters with strong "personalities" in this work, the parts that I tend to think negatively about, or that I don't want people to see or know about, are portrayed as positive.
I thought it was a work that made me think, "Maybe I can accept this kind of me..." and gave me the courage to push those who are troubled.
Q2: What is your impression of the character you play and how enthusiastic are you about the role?
From the side, she is a cool, beautiful woman who everyone admires. However, in reality, she is not very good at communicating, and when people talk to her, she scares them even though she never meant to. She was confused, and even though she really wanted to get along with them, she couldn't get the words out. The more I got to know her, the more I felt that way, and the more I fell in love with her. (laughs)
I will do my best to portray her moving forward slowly but firmly, step by step, and to convey her thoughts and warmth in a few words.
Tadano Hitohito (CV. Kajiwara Gakuto)
Tadano-kun is just a person.
His goal is to read the atmosphere around him so that his "normal" self doesn't stand out in the class, and to live his high school life without any disturbance. However, he seems to be very good at understanding people's feelings, and sees that Komi can’t communicate, so he becomes her "first friend.
Q1: What is your impression of this film?
Komi is really adorable... as I read the original story I'm always struck by how she gradually expresses her emotions even though she's clumsy! In addition to Komi, all the other characters have distinct personalities, which reminds me of my own high school days, and I can't help but fantasize about how happy my student life would be if I had such friends around me... (laughs) I especially like seeing them at seasonal school events, festivals, and other events, and I can't help but cry as I read them, thinking about my school days that I can't go back to...! And personally, the covers are always too beautiful! I'm so impressed! Thank you so much, Oda-sensei!
Q2: What is your impression of the character you are going to play and what is your enthusiasm for the role?
I think that Hitohito is a boy who has the goodness of being normal! He was a little naughty in junior high school, but once he sees it objectively, he becomes normal. It reminds me of my own school days. (laughs) I actually once tried to be a little naughty, but then I realized how naughty I was and went back to normal, so I felt sympathy for him while reading! But I'm very communicative myself, so I admire people who treat me like a normal person like Hitohito-kun.
Every time I read it, I fall in love with it, so I'll do my best to play it charmingly!
Osana Najimi (CV. Murakawa Rie)
Osana Najimi is familiar.
She is Tadano-kun's childhood friend. Or rather, she is a childhood friend to everyone. Her communication skills are so high that she can get along with anyone in a matter of minutes, but she seems to have a hard time with Komi because of their "past relationship". She usually wears a skirt and dresses as a "female student," but she used to wear a school run and dress as a "male student" until middle school. Her gender is no longer known.
Q1: What is your impression of this work?
As I was cackling and laughing at the funny gags, I felt that one of the appealing aspects of the film was that it depicted human relationships in such a way that tears of laughter turned into tears of emotion, and that these human relationships were carefully drawn. I think we all want to watch Komi achieve her dreams, but I also think there is a real pleasure in watching her grow up.
Q2: What is your impression of the character you are going to play and what is your enthusiasm for the role?
I will be playing the role of Osana Najimi, a strong character with special abilities who has a mysterious side but also possesses tremendous communication skills. Although she is such a strong character, she fits in so well with everyone that she is everyone's childhood friend, so I hope I can bring out the best of her. I haven't recorded yet, so I don't know how it will turn out, but I'm very happy to be involved in "Komi can’t communicate.” I'll do my best so that everyone can enjoy it!
(C) Oda Tomohito, Shogakukan/Itan Private High School
The final volume of the manga "Attack on Titan" has been released on June 9, 2021. On this day, Kaji Yuuki-san, who plays the protagonist Eren Yeager in the anime, posted his impressions of the final volume and his enthusiasm for the anime The Final Season Episode 76 "Danzai" (Judgement).
"Attack on Titan" by Isayama Hajime depicts the battle of humans against the mysterious creatures, "Titans", and was serialized in "Bessatsu Shonen Magazine" for 11 years and 7 months from 2009 October Issue to 2021 May Issue.
It received an anime adaptation in 2013, followed by other developments including an animation and live-action film. A Hollywood film adaptation has also been announced.
On June 9, the final volume, Vol. 34, was released and fans who purchased it posted comments on Twitter like, "Attack on Titan... Finished... It was amazing..." and "Thank you Isayama-sensei."
Also, Kaji-san, who plays Eren, posted his gratitude towards Isayama-sensei, "Isayama Hajime-sensei. Once again, thank you very much for creating such an amazing piece of work," along with his enthusiasm for the upcoming TV anime "Attack on Titan" The Final Season Episode 76 "Danzai", "All that's left is for us to fight our way to the end roll."
Episode 76 "Danzai" from The Final Season is scheduled to be broadcast on NHK General this Winter.
The 34th and final volume of the manga "Attack on Titan" went on sale on June 9. In concomitance with the release, a full-page advertisement drawn by Isayama Hajime was displayed in the Asahi Shimbun (Japanese morning newspaper) published on the same day. It is a page of the final volume that announces Eren will be reincarnated into another world.
The ad, which was published in the June 9th Issue of the Asahi Shimbun, is a manga page drawn by the author Isayama Hajime and titled "Attack on Titan's Final Volume Announcement".
The contents show Eren as being suddenly reincarnated in Japan, but he is immediately run over by a truck and reincarnated into a video game-like parallel world. After being lambasted, with the power of a Titan Eren defeats a monster that suddenly appeared. When he makes fun of it by saying "Huh? Did I step on something?", the monster got incredibly surprised, crying aloud "Uhhhhhh".
On the page, you will also be able to read something that seems to be a title which says, "I was lambasted after being reincarnated in Japan for a moment, then I died and was reincarnated into another world. But when I turned into a titan for a bit, everyone flip-flopped and cheered me on". At the page's bottom a note saying, "The 'real' end follows".
Given that the ad looks like the well-known and intended "fake announcement" published at the end of the volume of "Attack on Titan", fans will definitely want to check out the ad page on an actual newspaper.
The final and 34th volume of "Attack on Titan" is currently on sale from June 9.
(C) Isayama Hajime / Kodansha
In commemoration of the release of the final 34th volume of "Attack on Titan" on June 9, 2021, a special movie "Impressive Titan" started airing on June 7 on the large LED vision installed in the East-West Free Pass of JR Shinjuku Station.
The "Impressive Titan" is a special movie in which all Titans from "Attack on Titan" gather together on the "super large" LED vision in the East-West Free Pass of JR Shinjuku Station, which is about three times longer than the Ellen Titan (about 15 meters).
The movie shows the sadness of the end of the 12-year-long story of "Attack on Titan", and the Titans are moved by the support of the many fans who have supported them for 12 years to become "Impressive Titan" and shed tears...
The special movie "Impressive Titan" will be aired for seven days until 11:59 p.m. on June 13 at the East-West Free Pass of JR Shinjuku Station.
The first part of the new OAD series "The Ancient Magus' Bride: The Boy From the West and the Knight of the Mountain Haze" has been released. At the same time, new characters and cast members were announced, including Igarashi Hiromi as Gabriel and Ichikawa Aoi as the mysterious boy.
“The Ancient Magus' Bride: The Boy From the West and the Knight of the Mountain Haze" is a completely new episode based on the original story by Kore Yamazaki.
In the trailer, there is an animated cut of the ghost hunting party that symbolizes this original story, as well as new characters "Gabriel" and the "Mysterious Boy". The voices of both characters, done by Igarashi-san and Ichikawa-san, were also released for the first time.
“The Ancient Magus' Bride: The Boy From the West and the Knight of the Mountain Haze" Part 1 Blu-ray Disc will be included in the "The Ancient Magus' Bride" comic volume 16 special edition to be released on September 10, 2021. The price is 4,980 JPY (tax included).
Igarashi Hiromi as Gabriel
My name is Igarashi Hiromi, and I will be playing the role of Gabriel.
Gabriel is in the midst of puberty and has a lot on his mind.
I'm excited to see what he will experience when he meets the mysterious boy, and how he will interact with Chise and Elias!
I'll be doing my best together with Gabriel, so I'd like to ask for everyone's support!
Mysterious Boy: Ichikawa Aoi
The mysterious boy
My name is Ichikawa Aoi, and I will be playing the role of the mysterious boy.
I'm very honored to be involved in this beautiful, delicate, and heartwarming work called "The Ancient Magus' Bride”.
I'm sure there are many people who are looking forward to the original episode, and I myself am very excited to see how it will turn out.
I will do my best to play the role with care, so please give me your support.
(C) 022 Yamazaki Kore/Mag Garden/ The Ancient Magus' Bride OAD 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.
“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.