The short animation “Baja's Studio – Baja and the Sea -” produced by Kyoto Animation is scheduled to be released on General TV and NHK World Premium in Jul. 23, Marine Day.
The work is a sequel to the Kyoto Animation's short anime “Baja's Studio”, which was aired last November on General TV.
Here at the KOHATA Animation Studio, where dreams are the stock-in-trade, Baja was spending enjoyable days with his friend Ga-chan. One day, Baja hears Kanako and the others happily talking about the sea.
“It would be nice if we could go to the sea someday too…”
That night, Baja is shown the sea by Coco's magic…
What kind of adventure will await Baja in the vast sea? In the studio at midnight, a new journey that no one knows about is about to begin.
The short animation “Baja's Studio – Baja and the Sea -” will be broadcast on General TV and NHK World Premium in Jul. 23, Marine Day.
From the light novel "KA Esuma Bunko" that is published by Kyoto Animation, the release date of "Sakura no Furu Machi", a title that won a special award from the "10th Kyoto Animation Award" has been decided for May 22, 2020. For the illustration of the book, FLY, who is well-known for designing the characters of the TV anime "Iroduku: The World in Colors" and illustrations of the light novel "Bottom-tier Character Tomozaki", will be in charge.
"Sakura no Furu Machi" is the newest title of "KA Esuma Bunko" that is presented by Ogawa Haruo (Story) and FLY (Illustration).
This title has won KA Esuma Bunko Special Award at the 10th "Kyoto Animation Award" well-known for titles such as: "Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions" (Honor Award), "Beyond the Boundary" (Honor Award), "High Speed!" (Honor Award), "Myriad Colors Phantom World" (Honor Award), and "Violet Evergarden" (Major Award).
The key to this story is, "Amazakura", a mysterious phenomenon of floral leaves falling down like a rain.
Tsubasa, who does not show the values by putting spaces with surrounding people, Hiyori, who cannot go progress being caught by past, and Ruka, who has moved into the school of Tsubasa and Hiyori for a certain purpose... This title depicts the faith of girls who carry "secret", surrounding the "Amazakura" that occurred suddenly.
"Sakura no Furu Machi" will be on sale from May 22. It is priced at 648 JPY (Tax Excl.).
(C) Ogawa Haruo / Kyoto Animation
The 1st PV of "Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid S", the second season of the anime series by Kyoto Animation, has been released. It was announced that director Ishihara Tatsuya will take over the position of director Takemoto Yasuhiro and the new dragon "Ilulu" will be voiced by Mineuchi Tomomi.
"Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid" is a comedy anime by Kyoto Animation and the first season was broadcast in 2017.
It depicts the almost warm interaction between dragon girls and humans with some black interspecies interactions.
The second season "Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid S" will depict the interspecies communication between humans and the "dragons" that had found their own place, like Tohru, who works as "Kobayashi-san's" maid due to certain reason's, Kanna, Lucoa, Fafnir, and Elma. One day, Kobayashi-san is facing a threat from a new dragon...
The contents of the 1st PV was depicted with a rap from Kobayashi-san, the familiar 4 dragon girls (Tohru, Kanna, Elma and Lucoa), and the new dragon "Ilulu". The PV has also announced that Mineuchi Tomomi will voice Ilulu.
What sort of development can be seen with Ilulu entering the fray? Do look forward to the broadcast.
"Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid S" will start broadcasting in July 2021. Also, "Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid" Blu-ray Box that contains the extra episode, episode 14 and the bonus trailer "Miss Kobayashi's Dragon 〇〇" will be released in April 21, 2021.
Director Ishihara Tatsuya
I'm Ishihara Tatsuya, who will be handling "Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid S" as the director.
Normally, it would be hard to take over a work that was handled by other directors, but I believe that there is no one other than me who can succeed in this position. So, I have taken up the position with that belief.
On first glance, this work seems to be an attracting comedy work with cute characters , but I believe that the hidden messages that delve deep into human mind and society are also quite interesting. In the first season, there is a scene where Tohru complains to Kobayashi, "You sound like a human being who has deviated from nature," and this is the fun of this work, and it is a consistent part of the seriesas if you are saying humans had separated themselves from nature" toward Kobayashi is one of the appeal points of this work as it makes us realize on the cheekiness of a human. These types of scenes can be seen throughout the series, and it won't be changed even when the director has changed.
Takemoto has said previously that mutual agreement between dragons and humans is not needed in this work as they are able to maintain a neutral relationship without understanding each other. The foundation of this work is the small time frame of living together with interspecies despite different lifespans and being unable to understand each other. So, with that in mind, I will work on the production of the enjoyable, bright, and home comedy "S".
Once again, I am happy that I am able to participate in this work in this manner. I would like to make this work to be able to be enjoyed by everyone regardless whether you are a fan or new to this series. Moreover, with the participation of the new character Ilulu, "Maid Dragon" will become brighter, so do look forward to it.
(C) Coolkyousinnjya, Futabasha/ Dragon Life Improvement Committee
"Violet Evergarden the Movie" has marked 1.2 million guests on Nov. 8, and the box-office revenue was 170 million JPY.
"Violet Evergarden" is the TV anime series broadcast from Kyoto Animation in 2018. It gained strong support for its emotional view of the world and the delicate presentation of the characters.
The spin-off story "Violet Evergarden-Eternity and the Auto Memory Doll" was released only for 3 weeks period.
The final episode of the series "Violet Evergarden the Movie" was released on Sept. 18, 2020.
The movie "Violet Evergarden the Movie" has marked 1,232458 visitors on Nov. 8, and marked the box-office revenue of 1,755,658,600 JPY. Moreover, it continues to rank in the top 10 for the number of visitors although 8 weeks have passed since its release.
From Nov. 13, the special gift "A letter of Ecarte Island" will be given to the visitors. Also, this movie will be shown with Dolby Cinema technology for the first time for an animated movie.
The movie "Violet Evergarden the Movie" is now available at the cinemas around the world.
(C) Akatsuki Kana, Kyoto Animation/ Violet Evergarden Production Committee
Kyoto Animation's anime "Tsurune" receives a film adaptation. It was announced in the 2nd-anniversary special video of the TV series.
"Tsurune" is a Japanese archery anime produced by Kyoto Animation, and was broadcast on NHK General TV in autumn 2018. In the last half of the video, the words "To hear that sound again...!", and "Restart!" appeared, and with a powerful visual of the protagonist, Minato, the production of the film adaptation was announced.
Information such as the release date is yet to be announced. Let's look forward to further details.
(C)Ayano Kotoko, Kyoto Animation / Tsurune Production Committee
A new "Love Live!" series TV anime "Love Live! Super Star!!" will be broadcast on NHK E Tele from July 2021.
"Love Live" is a "School Idol Project" developing in various media, including CD releases, anime, games, and live events under the theme of "Minna de Kanaeru Monogatari" (The Story Fulfilled by Everyone)
The new series "Love Live! Super Star!!" started as a new project following μ's, Aqours, and Nijigasaki High School Idol Club in January 2020. In December 2020, the announcement of the members of the new group "Liella!" became a hot topic.
And finally, it was announced that a TV anime will be broadcast on NHK E Tele from July 2021.
In addition, the production of the first live-action promotion video by the cast members of Aqours from "Love Live! Sunshine!!" and the live concert and fan meeting of the groups from "Love Live! Nijigasaki High School Idol Club" were announced.
Check out the "Love Live!" series official website for further information.
(C) 2017 Project Love Live! Sunshine!!
(C) 2020 Project Love Live! Nijigasaki High School Idol Club
(C) Project Love Live! Super Star!!
This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Great East Japan Earthquake, and two programs related to the disaster will be aired on NHK E-television's puppet show "Zawazawa Mori no Ganko-chan". In the play, actress Ooshima Yuuko will play the role of Lampupu, a spirit who accompanies Ganko-chan as she panics over natural disasters and teaches her what she should do. A comment from Ooshima-san has also arrived.
"Zawazawa Mori no Ganko-chan" is a puppet show that has been running for 25 years on E-television.
In the special program "Moshimooshi no Toki no Ganko-chan: Jishin ga Okitara" (meaning "Ganko-chan: What to do if an Earthquake Happens" and aired on February 23, 2021), Ganko-chan (CV: Nemoto Keiko), a dinosaur girl who is in a panic after a big earthquake in the Zawazawa Forest, is confronted by Lampupu (CV: Ooshima Yuuko), a spirit of the "Lamp Tree," a huge tree several hundred years old. She teaches them what they should do and helps them.
It is a natural way for children to learn the evacuation procedures they need to know in order to protect themselves from natural disasters.
Also, the special program on the 10th anniversary of the earthquake, "Ganko-chan and the Lost Hometown" (aired on March 11, 2021), is a special program for children and their families who do not know about 3.11 (Touhoku earthquake and tsunami).
Through the story of Ganko-chan's encounter with Sora, a baby bird who was evacuated after a major disaster, and their heart-to-heart communication despite various difficulties, the program conveys what it means to be a victim of a disaster and depicts the importance of "caring for the victims from your own perspective.
"Moshimo no toki no Ganko-chan: Jishin ga okite" was shown from 9:00 a.m. to 9:10 a.m. on February 23, 2021. "Ganko-chan and the Lost Hometown" will be aired on NHK E-television from 6:20 p.m. to 6:40 p.m. on March 11, 2021.
Ooshima Yuuko as Lampuu
I've been watching a lot of E-television programs since I was a child, so when I heard about this project, I was so excited to be able to join the ranks of E-television characters!
Lampupu has an impressive vermilion outfit. I liked her so much when I first saw her that I put on a reddish down jacket just like Lampupu's and got really excited for the day of the recording (lol). For the voice, I went into the recording hoping to bring out a fluffy feeling and a sense of transparency as a spirit.
Lampupu's lines made me realize again, "Oh, yes!
It's been 10 years since the Great East Japan Earthquake, but I thought I had gotten used to earthquakes. How should I act and what path should I take in case of emergency?" Together with When I was thinking "What should I do in such a situation?" with Ganko-chan, Lampupu taught me many useful things. I think it is difficult to make a decision in an emergency, but I would be happy if she remembers that "Lampupu said this is the better way.
When I was a child, I always participated in disaster drills, and I still remember the things I was taught, such as "In case of an earthquake, things might fall, so you should hide under your desk.
I think it is safer to learn how to protect yourself than to live without doing anything, so I hope many people will watch this program.
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From "Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water", 'Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water Exhibition' will be held to celebrate its 30th anniversary since the broadcast began. It will be held at 'Daimaru Museum Umeda' from February 17 to March 8, 2021.
This event is a special exhibition of "Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water", which was broadcast at NHK from 1990 to 1991, to celebrate the 30th anniversary since its broadcast began.
At the venue, a lot of "real" materials for producing "Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water", including planning papers, idea memos by the director Anno, image boards by Sadamoto Yoshiyuki and Maeda Mahiro, character settings, storyboards, original anime illustrations, and films from the initial stage, will be displayedexhibited.
Along with the invaluable materials, you can look back on the main story. So, so in addition to the fans from the initial stage, if you are new to Nadia, you would be able to enjoy it.
At the venue, original goods such as 'Key Chain Watch', 'Pins', and 'Canvas Art' will also be on sale.
Paying visitors will receive a special present of a 16mm printed film. As a visitor's gift, you will be given a 16mm printed film of the initial stage of the broadcast per visitor for a fee. As a purchase gift, you will also be given a Nadia Exhibition's special shop bag if you purchase 5,000 JPY (tax included) or more. Please check out the official website for more detailed information.
The special exhibition 'Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water Exhibition' will be held at 'Daimaru Museum Umeda' from February 17 to March 8, 2021.
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.