It has been announced that the stage “Touken Ranbu Grand Performance”, which is scheduled to be held at Tokyo Dome on Aug. 11, 2020, in commemoration of the 5th anniversary of “Touken Ranbu ONLINE”, will be held with no audience. Also, the main visual of the performance has been released.
Message from the “Touken Ranbu Grand Performance” production committee has arrived, “As a result of repeated discussions at the production committee, we will change the performance form to <Audience live distribution at Tokyo Dome> and carry out performance this way. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience caused to fans who were looking forward to visiting the venue.”
Detailed information about live streaming will be announced on the official website as soon as it will be decided.
Also, the main visual of the stage has been released. The cast of the stage “Touken Ranbu” and the musical “Touken Ranbu” has gathered together.
“Touken Ranbu ONLINE” 5th Anniversary “Touken Ranbu Great Performance” will be held without the audience at Tokyo Dome on Aug. 11, 2020.
(C)Nitroplus ・DMM GAMES/ Touken Ranbu Great Performance Production Committee
The main visual of the play "Higekiri Hizamaru Souki Shutsujin ~SOGA~" with Higekiri and Hizamaru from the line up "Touken Ranbu" has been released. The stage will start in Aug. 2020 and will take place in Hyogo and Tokyo.
The musical "Touken Ranbu" is a play based on the PC and smartphone app game "Touken Ranbu -ONLINE-". At the performance in 2019, the composition of a musical part in which the brothers Higekiri and Hizamaru play the famous "Soga Monogatari", which is famous as one of the three major insults in Japan, and the live part where two unusual collaborations shine, became a hot topic with great impact.
The 2020 performance will be performed as a participation project of "Japan Expo", a project that introduces various cultures that Japan is proud of. The cast includes Hironori Miura Harumi as Higekiri, Takano Akira as Hizamaru, as well as Marukawa Takayuki(Hanagumi Play) and others.
The musical "Touken Ranbu 'Higekiri Hizamaru Souki Shutsujin ~SOGA~'" will be staged in Hyogo and Tokyo in Aug. 2020.
(C) Musical "Touken Ranbu" Production Committee
Mini wallets have been newly released under the collaboration between "Touken Ranbu -Online-" and the illustrator Kitou Inori. Pre-orders will be accepted at "ANIMATION ADDICT STORE" from Jun. 4.
The mini wallet has been designed in the concept of "light, small wallets with a large storage capacity are better for everyday use".
There are 18 designs of the cute wallet with fruits and Touken Danshi, including Mikazuki Munechika, Tsurumaru Kuninaga, and Ookurikara.
The mini wallets are priced at 3,500 JPY (tax excluded). Pre-orders will be accepted at "ANIMATION ADDICT STORE" from Jun. 4, and shipping is scheduled for late Sep.
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New content for Jun. of the streaming service of anime and films, "Amazon Prime Video" has been announced. The first live-action film of "Touken Ranbu", "Touken Ranbu The Movie -Keishou-", and "Confidence Man JP -Romance-", the first film adaption of TV series by the scriptwriter Kosawa Ryouta, who will be working on an anime for the first time for the summer 2020 anime "GREAT PRETENDER".
Also, there will be new foreign films, such as "Suicide Squad" and "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice". For TV shows, they will be streaming the variety show, "Aiseki Shokudou (Night in Night)" Season 3, starting from "Aiseki Shokudou Machi Bura-1 Grand Prix <1st Half>", which was broadcast on Feb. 11, 2020.
(C)2019 "Touken Ranbu The Movie" Production Committee (C)2015-2019 DMM
(C)2019 "Confidence Man JP" Production Committee
"Pokémon Illumination" will consist of various events, including "Pikachu Pika Pika Illumination Show" and it will be held in Sagamiko Resort Pleasure Forest from November 14, 2020.
"Pokémon Illumination" will recreate colorfully the world of the various wild Pokémon’s on the resourceful mountain area of "Sagamiko Resort", including the forest, grassland, and lake.
It will consist of many areas, such as "Pikachu's Forest of Light", which is the forest of light that Pikachu lived in, "Pokémon Street" where photography of Charmander who is staying warm from the campfire while sleeping and the Pokémon who are eating the curry while enjoying the camp.
In the amusement event, "Pikachu Pika Pika Illumination Show", Pikachus will perform a special illumination show and you will be given the precious opportunity to take photos with them in the forest of light during the photography session.
Also, a novelty will be given upon purchase from the foods and drinks of the limited menu in the restaurant.
"Pokémon Illumination" will be held at the illumination event of "Sagamiko Resort Pleasure Forest", called "Sagamiko Illumination" from November 14.
（C）2020 Pokémon. （C）1995-2020 Nintendo/Creatures Inc. /GAME FREAK inc.
A new PV of "SHOW BY ROCK!! STARS!!", a TV anime that will be aired from Jan. 2021, has been released. Girls' & boys' band festivals will also be held, and everything is getting hot for the new series.
"SHOW BY ROCK!!" is Sanrio's first-ever franchise project aimed for anime and game fans. It was launched in 2012. The latest anime "SHOW BY ROCK!!STARS!!" will be aired from Jan. 2021.
On Nov. 1, 'Mashumairesh!! ONLINE EVENT "Mashu Fes!!"' was held. The release of the new PV was announced in the event. The video features 'Do Re Mi Fa STARS!!' as an opening theme song, and depicts the life of Mashumairesh!! and Plasmagica members in MIDICITY, the setting of the story. You will be excited to see what is happening to the bands, and how other bands get involved.
Furthermore, 'Mashumairesh!! Minna Atsumare! Let's! Fresh! New Face! in UNZ' that has been postponed, has decided to be held on Jan. 10, 2021. The venue will be Shinjuku Bunka Center, the application for the tickets will be accepted until Nov. 30.
**Minna Atsumare! = lit. Everyone, come over here!
Girls' & boys' band festivals will also be held. The cast of "Girls' Band Festival 2021 (provisional title)" that will be held on Oct. 3, 2021 include Inagawa Eri, Tono Hikaru, Natsuyoshi Yuko, Watada Misaki, Yamane Aya, Lynn, Hidaka Rina, Hayami Saori, Noguchi Ruriko, and others. The cast of "Boys' Band Festival 2021 (provisional title)" that will be held on Dec. 312, 2021 include Taniyama Kisho, Ito Kento, Kobayashi Yusuke, Furukawa Makoto, and others.
The ticket for advance booking is included in Blu-ray version of "SHOW BY ROCK!!STARS!!". 1st and 3rd volume feature the girls' band festival, and 2nd and 4th volume feature the boys' band festival.
Blu-ray version also includes a characters' songs CD by a brand-new special unit characters. The unit was formed only for the privilege.
Also, other CDs will be released. 'Do Re Mi Fa STARS!! / Hoshizsora Light Story' as OP & ED theme song, will be released on Jan. 20, 2021, 'Original Sound Track' will be on Mar. 17, 2021, 'Inserted Songs Mini Album Vol. 1' will be on Feb. 17, and 'Inserted Songs Mini Album Vol. 2' will be on Apr. 7, 2021.
TV anime "SHOW BY ROCK!!STARS!!" will be aired at TOKYO MX, BS Fuji, Hokkaido Cultural Broadcasting, and other channels from Jan. 2021.
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TV anime "Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba" is doing a collaboration with the "Onishi", the craftsmen of "Sanshu Onigawara Crafts" that is recognized as the country's traditional craft. It will be held from Oct. 30 at Takahama City, Aichi Prefecture.
This collaboration will have sales of a limited original roof tile created by the onishi as well as a digital stamp rally. A roof tile "Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba" monument featuring the carving of Tanjirou and others will be created delicately by the onishi and it will be set up in front of the Administrative Building of Takahama City.
Also, a workshop to experience being an onishi will be held and you can also challenge doing the clay embossing on the tile. An original tin badge and clear file will be given to the participants.
The "Oni Collaboration" between TV anime "Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba" and "Onishi" will be held from Oct. 30 at Takahama City, Aichi Prefecture.
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The event "Gegege Anniversary 2020 Anime Special Release Event" has been decided. This event will show "Gegege no Kitarou" and "Akuma-kun" and there will be a talk show with the cast and staff. The event will be held from Nov. 21 to 30.
"Gegege Anniversary 2020" is the event held from Nov. 21 to 30 at Chofu, Tokyo, where the original author of "Gegege no Kitarou", Mizuki Shigeru, is closely related with. The anime play event will be held for 6 days, from Nov. 21 to 23, and from Nov. 28 to 30.
This event also contains a talk show . The film will be live-viewed and streamed live from an audience-free venue at Theatas Chofu.
The first day, Nov. 21 will start from 6 PM and will show 4 selected episodes from the TV series "Akuma-kun". Guests include Furukawa Toshio (playing Mefist II), the series director Satou Junichi, and the music composer Satou Kyouno.
On the second day, Nov. 22, from 6 PM, Season 4 of "Gegege no Kitarou" will be shown. The guests on the stage are: Chiba Shigeru (Rat Man), Nishimura Chinami (Cat Girl), the series director Nishio Daisuke, and the producer Shimizu Shinji.
The event on Nov. 23 from 6 PM will show "Gegege no Kitarou" Season 5. The event welcomes Takayama Minami (Kitarou), Takaga Wataru (Rat Man), Konno Hiromi (Cat Girl), Ikezawa Haruna (Amaebi), the story produer Sanjou Riku , and the producer Sakurada Hiroyuki.
The event from 6 PM of Nov. 28 will show the latest "Gegege no Kitaro" Season 6. The guest members are: Shouji Umeka (Cat Girl) and Fujii Yukiyo (Inuyama Mana). "Gegege no Kitarou" Season 6 will also be shown on Nov. 29 at 6 PM as "Tottori Collaboration Day". On this day Sawashiro Miyuki (Kitarou), and Nozawa Masako (Medama Oyaji) have been invited.
The last day of Nov. 30 "Gegege no Kitarou" Season 6 will also shown from 7 PM. The guests include Furukawa Toshio (Rat Man), Shouji Umeka (Cat Girl) and Yamaguchi Kappei (Ittan-momen).
All talk shows will be run by Nagatomi Daichi, the producer of "Gegege no Kitarou" Season 6. The character shows are also planned at noon of Nov. 21 and 29.
Ticket lottery is currently available at e-plus from 10 AM of Oct. 17. Regular sales will be held from Nov. 17 at 10 AM.
The main visual of the event has been released as well. Amaebi from "Gegege no Kitarou" Season 5 and Amaebi drawn by Mizuki Shigeru collaborated on the poster, and this wishes all the wonderful health conditions. This visual will also be used for original event goods.
(C) Mizuki Production (C) Mizuki Production, Toei Animation (C) Mizuki Production, Fuji TV, Toei Animation
The "Black Tsurumaru Kuninaga", from the stage play "Touken Ranbu" Gi-den: Akatsuki no Dokuganryu, has become a nendoroid. Pre-orders are currently available at Good Smile Online and other websites.
The product was announced as part of the 5th anniversary project of the male character specialty brand "Orange Rouge".
It comes with parts for two different exchangeable facial expressions , a "normal expression" that gives off a bold impression and a "fighting expression" that has a smirk, so that you can enjoy different impressions.
Also, it possible to recreate a sword posture with either the sword sheathed or unsheathed. So you are able to have fun together with "Nendoroid Tsurumaru Kuninaga".
"Nendoroid Stage Play 'Touken Ranbu' Gi-den: Akatsuki no Dokuganryu Tsurumaru Kuninaga" is priced at 4,500 JPY (tax included). The release is scheduled for May 2021.
（C）Stage Play "Touken Ranbu" Production Committee
The Sshoes inspired by Yamanbagiri Chougi, Namazuo Toushirou, Honebami Toushirou, and Maeda Toushirou from "Touken Ranbu -ONLINE-" have been announced. Pre-orders are currently available at "SuperGroupies".
For "Yamanbagiri Chougi ModelBootie"", is an elegant boot based on Yamanbagiri Chougi.
The highlights are athe mixture of grey and black color that is based on his scarf as well as the buckle and ring that is based on his waist belt.
The inner lining is based on the blue color of the inner lining of his scarf. The composed monotone, gold color fixture gives out an air of elegance on the foot.
For "Namazuo Toushirou ModelBootie"", areis a lace up boots inspired by Namazuo Toushirou. The Bordeaux shoe lace, based on the ribbon accessory on his chest, can be seen infrom this item.
The heel of the shoe has a cutwork design that is based on the wisteria that is decorated on the coat of arms. The heels are also makemade use of the Bordeaux color and the back is also finished off.where you surely can't make a mistake just by looking at the back appearance.
His brother, Honebami Toushirou Mmodel also has a similar design, so don't overlook on this.
The price for "Yamanbagiri Chougi Model" is 15,800 JPY (tax excluded) while for the price for "Namazuo Toushirou Model", "Honebami Toushirou Model", and “Maeda Toushirou Model" is 14,800 JPY (tax excluded).
Pre-orders are currently available at "SuperGroupies" until Oct. 5, and the shipping is scheduled on early Jan. 2021.
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"Touken Ranbu -ONLINE- Lip Cream with Case" inspired by the Touken Danshi, such as Mikazuki Munechika, Kashuu Kiyomitsu, and others from "Touken Ranbu -ONLINE-", have been announced. Pre-orders are currently available at "Premium Bandai".
The case comes with a mirror inside and is available in four designs, which are inspired by Mikazuki Munechika, Kashuu Kiyomitsu, Heshikiri Hasebe, and Matsui Gou. Due to its small size, you can enjoy storing the lipstick attached to it or your favorite lipstick.
The lip cream is a colorless specification with the Sakura's fragrance. As it helps to moisturize the lips, it can be used before make-up or before sleeping.
"Touken Ranbu -ONLINE- Lip Cream with Case" (Total of four types) is priced at 2,420 JPY (tax included) each. Pre-orders are currently available at "Premium Bandai".
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From "Touken Ranbu", ring inspired by Yamanbagiri Chougi, and set of necklace and a ring with the motif of Taikogane Sadamune will be released. Pre-orders are available now at "U-Treasure Online Shop" and other stores for a limited time until Oct. 11.
"'Touken Ranbu' Motif Ring -Yamanbagiri Chougi-" is a ring inspired by Yamanbagiri Chougi. It has a blue sapphire to give an impression of wisdom.
"'Touken Ranbu' Motif Necklace -Taikogane Sadamune-" and "'Touken Ranbu' Motif Ring -Taikogane Sadamune-" consist of four types of natural stones: London blue topaz, green garnet, citrine, and garnet, that shine according to the movement.
Pre-orders for "'Touken Ranbu' Motif Ring -Yamanbagiri Chougi-", "'Touken Ranbu' Motif Necklace -Taikogane Sadamune-", and "'Touken Ranbu' Motif Ring -Taikogane Sadamune-" are available now at "U-YouTreasure Online Shop".
（C）2015 EXNOA LLC/Nitroplus
The 2nd PV for TV anime Ahiru no Sora has been released and features the passionate plays of a freakishly tall basketball club member. Broadcasting information was released at the same time. The series will be aired on TV Tokyo’s channel 6 starting on October 2nd.
「BanG Dream! Girls Band Party!」 and its 4th tie-up with Lawson as of September the 3rd, has been revealed. The campaign is to give out a limited quantity of originals goods which will be sold on a first-come-first-serve basis
From TV anime "JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Golden Wind" comes blazers and pants (slacks) which can be worn together as business suits inspired by Giorno Giovanna and Bruno Bucciarati. Pre-orders are available at "Premium Bandai" until Dec. 26, 2019.
"Kishiryu Sentai Ryusoulger VS Lupinranger VS Patranger the Movie", the newest work in the "Super Sentai VS Film Series", is scheduled to be released on Feb. 8, 2020. The newest footage andscene photos have also been revealed.