The special PV and 2nd Key Visual of the latest new anime “Grisaia: Phantom Trigger THE ANIMATION Stargazer” from the “Grisaia” series, which has various media developments such as smartphone game and game, are released. This work will be released on theatre from Nov. 27, 2020.
“Grisaia: Phantom Trigger THE ANIMATION Stargazer” is the sequel of “Grisaia: Phantom Trigger”, which was released on theatre in spring 2019. It is an anime that had gathered attention from fans as a total of 3060 people (local and overseas) had supported the crowdfunding held beforehand.
The special PV shows the Touka (Voice by Sakura Ayane), and the two new characters, Gumi (Voice by Mimori Suzuko), and Shiho (Voiced by Yorita Natsu) in both their past and current appearance. On the background, the ED theme “Namida Nagaru Rumama” by Nanjou Yoshino is revealed for the first time.
The advanced sale of the movie ticket with the bonus: clear file (with the illustration of Touka and Gumi as shown in the 1st key visual) will start on Japan nationwide Gamers (EC website included) from Aug. 7. The sale at the theatre is scheduled to start from Aug. 14.
“Grisaia: Phantom Trigger THE ANIMATION Stargazer” will be released on theatre from Nov. 27, 2020.
The 23rd volume of сomics, containing a new anime DVD with the "Golden Kamuy" forbidden episode, "Shiton's Wild Animals", will be released from Sep. 18, 2020. To commemorate this, "mini-game 'Shiton's Wild Animals' Animal hunting adventure!!" has been released on a special page.
"Golden Kamui" is a manga that won the "2016 Award", "22nd Osamu Tezuka Culture Prize Manga Award" and others, which the total number of copies exceeding 13 million in genres like adventure, history, culture, gourmet hunt, GAG&LOVE Japanese style dark Western.
It's a story about gold diggers survival, set in Karafuta, Hokkaido at the end of the Meiji era, and the first season TV anime series was broadcast from Apr. to Jun. 2018, and the second season was broadcast from Oct. to Dec. of the same year, and the third will be broadcast from Oct. 2020.
"'Golden Kamuy's" 4th Comic Anime DVD Bundled" will include the original 23rd volume and the new anime DVD with the episode "Shiton's Wild Animals", which contains scenes of the death of some animals.
One of the tattooed jailbreak prisoner, the scholar Shiton, is misunderstood by some Ainu living close by, and is captured by Tanigaki. According to Tanigaki, Anehata has a "strong enthusiasm" for brown bears...
Can Sugimoto and the others resolve the misunderstanding, save Tanigaki, and erase the tattoos before Anehata will be eaten by a brown bear?
In commemoration of the 23rd volume with the anime DVD bundle release, the "Mini-game 'Shiton's Wild Animals' Animal hunting adventure!!" has been released.
The idea is to find 4 different types of animals hidden on the "Golden Kamuy" official site and get icons and wallpapers from collaboration with Irasutoya. It will be open until 11:59 P.M. on Jul. 14.
A version of the 23rd volume of "Golden Kamuy" with anime DVD is priced at 3,600 JPY (excluding tax).
Pre-orders are available until Jul. 14, and the release is scheduled for Sep 18.
(C) Noda Satoru/ Shueisha Golden Kamuy Production Committee
The UT (Uso Tsundere "fake Tsundere") young girl, Matsushima Michiru from the game "The Eden of Grisaia" will get a school swimsuit figure. Pre-order can be made at Union Creative.
This figure was recreated based on the illustration from the game storage box of Michiru, having fun at the beach in her school swimsuit. The throbbing pose of holding the water gun with a bright smile will surely become an item that will make anyone happy just by looking at it.
The price for the Figure "The Eden of Grisaia" Matsushima Michiru is 12,800 JPY (tax exclusive). Pre-order is available at "Union Creative" until Mar. 6, 2020 and the release is schedule on Jun., 2020.
The front page of Nanjou Yoshino's calendar book and the photo book "Nanjou Yoshino 2020 CALENDAR & PHOTOBOOK", which only contains new photographs, has been released. A photograph which she holds a guinea pig and her inside a London bus has been released.
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.
Shimono Hiro, known for playing the role of Agatsuma Zenitsu from "Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba" and Connie Springer from "Attack on Titan", appeared in "Uchino Gaya Ga Sumimasen! (We apologize for our walla group disturbing you!)", a variety show by Nippon TV, for the first time on June 8, 2021. On the program's official Twitter, a video of Shimono looking back on the recording is available.
"Uchino Gaya Ga Sumimasen!" features Hiromi and Goto Terumoto from Football Hour as MC, and it a brand-new talk show that features a walla group of more than 50 people to dig into the life of the guest.
Ahead of the broadcast on June 8, in which Shimono appeared, a video of Shimono looking back on the recording has been released on the program's official Twitter.
Shimono's fans replied to the account, saying "He is cooler than usual, isn't he?", "He is cute but cool at the same time... So healing", and "He looks feeling accomplished! So cool".
On the program's official YouTube channel, a video where Shimono talks about "the entertainer he got curious about during the recording" is available.
Please check it out along with the TV broadcast.
"Uchino Gaya Ga Sumimasen!" where Shimono makes a guest appearance was broadcast from 11:59 p.m. on June 8 to 0:54 a.m. on June 9, on Nippon TV franchised channels.
The second PV and additional cast members have been released for "Ore, Tsushima" which is scheduled to start airing on July 2, 2021. It was also announced that "Ore, Tsushima" will be distributed on YouTube's Asmik Ace channel, and that an original story not depicted in the TV anime version will be distributed from July 5.
This work is based on a comic of the same title that started on Twitter in July 2017 and has sold a total of 420,000 copies.
One day, a cat-loving "Ojii-chan" (meaning "grandfather" in Japanese, but is actually a woman) meets a talking cat. The impudent former stray cat is named "Tsushima”. The story depicts her daily life with her Ojii-chan's other cat, "Miss Zun", the sweet and timid "Cha", and the lone wolf (?) "Osamu".
The PV captures the joyful daily life of the free-spirited Tsushima, Ojii-chan, and the cats that live with him. At the end of the video, a bit of the web animation was also shown.
The cast of Tsushima's friends, Miss Zun, Cha, and Osamu, who live at Ojii-chan's house, were also announced. Everyone's Madonna, Zun, will be played by Koyama Mami , the spoiled youngest child, Cha, will be played by Okamoto Nobuhiko, and the neighborhood cat, Osamu, will be played by Matsuyama Takashi.
The TV anime "Ore, Tsushima" will start airing on July 2, 2021 in the "Super Anime Ism" slot on the MBS/TBS network of 28 stations nationwide. It will also start streaming on YouTube's Asmik Ace channel on the same day.
(C) Opuu no Kyodai, Shogakukan/Ore, Tsushima Production Committee 2021
It was decided that the live broadcast of the event "Uma Musume Pretty Derby 3rd Event Winning Dream Stage" of "Uma Musume Pretty Derby" will be held at "ABEMA PPV Online Live" on August 28 and 29, 2021. The tickets are currently available.
"Uma Musume Pretty Derby 3rd Event Winning Dream Stage" is the numbering event of "Uma Musume" since 3 years ago.
The event will feature a gathering of 30 cast members of "Ume Musume" over the two days, including Waki Azumi (voice of Special Week), Kouno Marika (voice of Silence Suzuka), and Machico (voice of Tokai Teio). It is a must-see live for fans as new songs will be performed together with the existing songs from the game and anime.
Also, by making use of the "multi-angle function", you will be able to view the performance from a different camera angle at any time. So, do enjoy it at your favorite angle.
As the tickets of "ABEMA Online Live" is applicable for the "Go To Event Campaign", there will be a 20% discount and the price for each day is 2,560 ABEMA coins (equivalent to 3,072 JPY) and the 2-day tickets is 4,760 ABEMA coins (equivalent to 5,712 JPY). The ticket with the "multi-angle function" costs 3,280 ABEMA coins (equivalent to 3,936 JPY) for a single day, while it costs 6,200 ABEMA coins (equivalent to 7,440 JPY) for two days.
After the live broadcast, the Day 1 performance can still be view until 11:59 PM, on September 4, and for Day 2 performance, it will be 11:59 PM, on September 5.
If the ticket is purchase before 11:59 PM, on June 12, the digital picture tickets with the limited illustration will be given, so fans should buy it as soon as possible.
The live broadcast of "Uma Musume Pretty Derby 3rd Event Winning Dream Stage" at "ABEMA PPV Online Live" will start at 4:30 PM, August 28 for Day 1 and 4:30 PM, August 29 for Day 2.
(C) Cygames, Inc. (C) 2018 Anime "Uma Musume Pretty Derby" Production Committee (C) 2021 Anime "Uma Musume Pretty Derby Season 2" 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.