A special project titled “Kono Natsu Ni Ikitai! ABEMAteki Zekkei Sugiru Isekai 20 Sen”, which will be featuring the broadcast of 20 Isekai-related anime works (such as “Re:Zero − Starting Life in Another World – New Edited Version” and “KonoSuba: God's Blessing on this Wonderful World!”), is set to be streamed at “ABEMA” channel, “Anime LIVE Channel”, from Jul. 27.
To launch this project, which is based on the theme, “What if you go on a trip in summer?”, 20 anime titles that are mainly set in beautiful parallel worlds (or game worlds) have been chosen to be broadcast for free.
Among them, “Re:Zero − Starting Life in Another World – New Edited Version”, “KonoSuba: God's Blessing on this Wonderful World!”, the “Overlord” series, “The Saga of Tanya the Evil”, and “The Rising of the Shield Hero” are included.
Furthermore, the results of a user survey asking, “Where is the other world you would like to go?”, which was held on the “ABEMA” anime-related channel, have been also announced.
The 1st place goes to “Re:Zero − Starting Life in Another World – New Edited Version”, the 2nd place to “KonoSuba: God's Blessing on this Wonderful World!, the 3rd place to “My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom!”, the 4th place to “No Game No Life”, and the 5th place to “Bofuri: I Don't Want to Get Hurt, so I'll Max Out My Defense.”.
In the summer of 2020, let's enjoy our adventure in watching Isekai anime on “ABEMA”.
The special project “Kono Natsu Ni Ikitai! ABEMAteki Zekkei Sugiru Isekai 20 Sen” will be distributed on “Anime LIVE Channel” of “ABEMA” from Jul. 27.
'"Onegai My Melody" Rabbit Ear Mask Selection' will be streamed on "ABEMA" on Jul. 23. It brings together the episodes, where Rabbit Ear Mask, the ”Messenger of love and justice” from "Onegai My Melody" series, plays an active role.
"Onegai My Melody" is an anime based on a Sanrio character "My Melody". My Melody came to the human world for some reason, then she and a junior high school girl Yumeno Uta try to stop Kuromi and Baku from getting dark power by making people have nightmares. It has been broadcast for 15 yearssince 2005, but it is still popular.
Rabbit Ear Mask is a "Messenger of love and justice", who appears from the second season "Onegai My Melody ~Kuru Kuru Shuffle!~". The theme song "I Am Rabbit Ear Mask" and the unique voicing by Okiayu Ryotaro have been famous, and the character still attracts a large number of fans.
'"Onegai My Melody" Rabbit Ear Mask Selection' will bring together the episodes, where Rabbit Ear Mask appears, from "Onegai My Melody ~Kuru Kuru Shuffle!~", "Onegai My Melody Sukkiri♪", and "Onegai My Melody Kirara★". Even if you miss the streaming, you can still watch it for free for a week to come. "Onegai My Melody Sukkiri♪", and "Onegai My Melody Kirara★" will be streamed for the first time on "ABEMA".
(c)1976,2005,2020 SANRIO CO., LTD. Sanrio/We've・TV Osaka・My Melody Prodution Committee
The main protagonist of Ryotsu Kankichi of "Kochira Katsushika-ku Kameari Kouen Mae Hashutsujo" that was serialized on "Weekly Shounen Jump" has welcomed his birthday on March 3. To commemorate this, ABEMA will be doing a 45 episodes marathon of the anime series.
"Kochira Katsushika-ku Kameari Kouen Mae Hashutsujo" is a comedy manga that welcomes its 45th serialization anniversary this year. It depicts the noisy life of the unprecedented policeman, Ryotsu Kankichi, also known as "Ryo-san" together with this colleagues, and it is a work that is loved by many.
To commemorate Ryo-san's birthday and the 45th serialization anniversary, a marathon of the TV series will be done on ABEMA "Minna no Anime 2 Channel".
The non-stop broadcast of episode 1 to episode 45 will start on 12:00 AM, March 3, on Ryo-san's birthday.
(C) Akimoto Osamu, Atelier B-tama/ Shueisha, ADK
"Lantis presents Ono Daisuke's Dokodemo ODYSSEY", the special program featuring the voice actor Ono Daisuke, known for Erwin Smith from "Attack on Titan", Matsuno Jyushimatsu from "Mr. Osomatsu", and etc., was streamed exclusively on ABEMA from 10:00 PM, on February 28, 2021. In addition to the talk show with Shimono Hiro, there will be a special live performance only available on the program.
"Lantis presents Ono Daisuke's Dokodemo ODYSSEY" is the special program that was held as the Osaka performance of "ONO DAISUKE 2021: A SPACE ODYSSEY" was cancelled.
Joining Ono Daisuke is Shimono Hiro, known as the voice of Agatsuma Zenitsu from "Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba", and they will have a talk corner to delve deeper into Ono's allure as a singer as well as a special performance by Ono that is limited to this program only.
"Lantis presents Ono Daisuke's Dokodemo ODYSSEY" was streamed exclusively on ABEMA's "Anime LIVE Channel" from 10:00 PM, on February 28, 2021.
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The voice actors who will play the star painters in "Oshiete Hokusai! -THE ANIMATION-", which will be streamed on ABEMA from March 7, 2021, have been decided. In addition, the trailer and comments from the original writer and director, Iwakiri Naoto, have been released.
This work is a short animation consisting of 10 episodes of 10 minutes each. It is a story of a no-good high school girl who grows up clumsy and stumbling through the lessons of the star painters in the Japanese art world. Legendary painters such as Ogata Korin, Takahashi Yuichi, and Kano Eitoku appear one after another, giving tips on how to get better at painting and how to make her dreams come true. You can learn "Japanese art" and "philosophy of life" in a casual and fun way.
This time, the voice actors who will play the star painters of the Japanese art have been decided. Ogata Korin will be played by KENN, Takahashi Yuichi by Takahashi Hidenori, Kano Eitoku by Hirakawa Daisuke, Hakuin Ekaku by Suwabe Junichi, Utagawa Kuniyoshi by Hayashi Yu, Kishida Ryusei by Ono Daisuke, Uemura Shoen by Shiraishi Ryoko, and Kuroda Seiki by Murase Ayumu.
The trailer also shows the main voice actors, including Waki Azumi, and the newly announced guest voice actors all together.
The original writer and director, Iwakiri Naoto, commented, "What can be considered a dream collaboration of the star painters and the star voice actors has come true. The unique performances that can only be seen here are a must-see in every episode."
"Oshiete Hokusai! -THE ANIMATION" will be streamed on ABEMA first from March 7, 2021, and then by other stations from March 8, 2021.
(C) Iwakiri Naoto / CWF
The "Hypnosis Mic: Division Rap Battle" live event, "Hypnosis Mic: Division Rap Battle 6th Live <<2nd D.R.B>>" 3rd Battle was held from 7:00 p.m. on February 21, 2021, and was exclusively streamed on "Abema PPV Online Live".
"Hypnosis Mic: Division Rap Battle 6th Live <<2nd D.R.B>>" 3rd Battle photo by Kumei Kenta / nishinaga "saicho" isao / Kobayashi Kousuku (C) Abema TV, Inc. (C) King Record Co., Ltd. All rights reserved.
In "Hypnosis Mic: Division Rap Battle 6th Live <<2nd D.R.B>>" two teams were chosen to battle each other on each day. The Osaka Division "Dotsuitare Honpo" (Iwasaki Ryouta / Kasai Keingo / Kuroda Takaya) and the Ikebukuro Division "Buster Bros!!!" (Kimura Subaru / Ishiya Haruki / Amasaki Kouhei) battled in the 1st Battle, which was streamed from 4:00 p.m. on January 31, and the Nagoya Division "Bad Ass Temple" (Hayama Shouta / Sakakibara Yuuki / Takeuchi Eiji) and the Shinjuku Division "Maternrou" (Hayami Shou / Kijima Ryuuichi / Itou Kento) battled in the 2nd Battle, which was streamed from 4:00 p.m. on February 14.
The 3rd Battle, the final battle, was the battle between the Shibuya Division "Fling Posse" (Shirai Yuuskuke / Saitou Souma / Nozuyama Yukihiro) and the Yokohama Division "Mad Trigger Crew" (Asanuma Shintarou / Komada Wataru / Kamio Shinichirou).
They fascinated the fans from the opening with an intense battle. Many fans commented in the "Abema" comments saying, "Cool, cool, Coooollllll!", "They give me the shivers!", and "Yokohama will win! Shibuya will win, too!"
You could feel the audience enjoying the live streaming as if they were "together" at an actual concert.
Hypnosis Mic: Division Rap Battle 6th Live <<2nd D.R.B>>" 3rd Battle photo by Kumei Kenta / nishinaga "saicho" isao / Kobayashi Kousuku (C) Abema TV, Inc. (C) King Record Co., Ltd. All rights reserved.
The live event started with the songs by the Division All-Stars, "Hypnosis Mic: Division Rap Battle +" and "Hypnosis Mic: Division Rap Battle Anthem +", followed by "Hypnosis Mic: Glory or Dust", the theme song of <<2nd D.B.R.>> that was released in the opening trailer the other day. The songs were special versions performed by the two teams, "Fling Posse" and "Mad Trigger Crew".
An entrance movie was played for each division's part, and the three members of each team appeared on stage. With the unique solo songs of both Shibuya and Yokohama, and the teams' songs with impressive staging that express the color of each team, the two teams performed in great coordination.
Hypnosis Mic: Division Rap Battle 6th Live <<2nd D.R.B>>" 3rd Battle Chuuouku photo by Kumei Kenta / nishinaga "saicho" isao / Kobayashi Kousuku (C) Abema TV, Inc. (C) King Record Co., Ltd. All rights reserved.
Also, in the middle of the live event, the three members of the Party of Words from Chuuouku, Kobayashi Yuu as Touhouten Otome, Takahashi Chiaki as Kadenokouji Ichijiku, and Yamamoto Nozomi as Aohitsugi Nemu, appeared on the center stage to perform their song from last year, "Femme Fatale".
Hypnosis Mic: Division Rap Battle 6th Live <<2nd D.R.B>>" 3rd Battle Fling Posse photo by Kumei Kenta / nishinaga "saicho" isao / Kobayashi Kousuku (C) Abema TV, Inc. (C) King Record Co., Ltd. All rights reserved.
Hypnosis Mic: Division Rap Battle 6th Live <<2nd D.R.B>>" 3rd Battle Mad Trigger Crew photo by Kumei Kenta / nishinaga "saicho" isao / Kobayashi Kousuku (C) Abema TV, Inc. (C) King Record Co., Ltd. All rights reserved.
The latest songs from both Shinjuku Division and Yokohama Division were also performed for the first time. "Black Journey" from "Fling Posse", which was composed by "Tanaka (former job: Boku no Lyric no Bouyomi) and "Kenkaiyoshi", and "Hunting Charm" from "Mad Trigger Crew", which was composed by "Ice Bahn" and "Dirty Orange".
They performed the battle song "Reason to Fight", which will be recorded on the CD "Hypnosis Mic: Division Rap Battle 2nd D.R.B Fling Posse VS Mad Trigger Crew" (set to be released on March 24), towards the end of the concert.
And their final intense performances for the fans watching online were a special 2-Division version of "Survival of the Illest +" and "Summit of Division".
Hypnosis Mic: Division Rap Battle 6th Live <<2nd D.R.B>>" 3rd Battle photo by Kumei Kenta / nishinaga "saicho" isao / Kobayashi Kousuku (C) Abema TV, Inc. (C) King Record Co., Ltd. All rights reserved.
The leaders of each division talked about their thoughts on the performance. Shirai Yuusuke as Amemura Ramuda, the leader of the Shibuya Division, said, "It was so fun! Today's performance was a mixture of our enjoyment and the desire to win," and Asanuma Shintarou as Aohitsugi Samatoki, the leader of the Yokohama Division, said, "Since we once lost in the battle between the Divisions, we came with our minds set to never lose again. I felt great joy to be able to deliver entertainment through the screen when not only Japan but the whole world is feeling down," closing the curtains on "Hypnosis Mic: Division Rap Battle 6th Live <<2nd D.R.B>>" 3rd Battle with its intense energy still lingering in the air.
"Hypnosis Mic: Division Rap Battle 6th Live <<2nd D.R.B>>" 3rd Battle is available on "Abema PPV Online Live" until 11:59 p.m. on February 28. The streaming ticket for the show can also be used as a vote to decide the winning team. You can vote once per ticket.
In addition, it was announced that "Hypnosis Mic: Division Rap Battle 6th Live <<2nd D.R.B>> Final Battle Shinshutsu Kekka Happyoukai" (announcement of the teams advancing to the final battle) will be exclusively streamed on "Abema Special Channel" from 7:00 p.m. on May 15, 2021. The leaders of all six Divisions get together to hear the results of the battles.
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"Isekai" (meaning Other Worldly)anime such as "Re:Zero - Starting Life in Another World 2nd Season 2nd Cour", "Redo of Healer", and "The Rising of the Shield Hero" will be distributed on 'ABEMA'
During this 'Isekai Lovers Must-See ! Anime Recommendations' project, popular anime works which have been distributed on 'ABEMA Anime Channel' from January 2021, were chosen. They were distributed on 'Anime Live Channel'.
They have been distributed all at once, so please enjoy fully the popular and latest "Isekai" anime works.
Distribution Date: 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, February 2, 2021
Distribution Channel: Anime Live 2 Channel
(C)Nagatsuki Tappei, Kadokawa Corporation / Re:Zero - Starting Life in Another World 2 Production Committee
(C)Baba Okina, Kiryu Tsukasa / Kadokawa So I'm a Spider, So What? Production Committee
(C)Rifujin na Magonote / MF Books / 'Mushoku Tensei' Production Committee
(C)2021 Tsukiyo Rui, Shiokonbu / Kadokawa / Redo of Healer Production Committee
(C)2016 Akatsuki Natsume, Mishima Kurone / Kadokawa / Konosuba Production Committee
(C)Kadokawa, Deluxe Games, Preapp Partners / 'Shachibato!' Production Committee
(C)Yanai Takumi, AlphaPolis / Gate Production Committee
(C)2019 Aneko Yusagi / Kadokawa / The Rising of the Shield Hero Production Committee
From "KonoSuba: God's Blessing on this Wonderful World!" comes a 1/7 scale figure of Megumin casting Explosion magic. Pre-orders are now available on the "Shibuya Scramble Figure" official website.
"Megumin -Explosion ver.-" is a figure of Megumin, the self-proclaimed "most talented wizard of the Crimson Demon Clan", casting Explosion magic. Her hair and mantle waving in the blast have been realistically recreated.
Her hat and familiar "Chomusuke" is magnetic and can be detached.
Be sure to get it to enjoy her gallantly casting the overwhelmingly powerful Explosion magic, which can only be seen once a day, and the impressive world with a realistic presence.
"Megumin -Explosion ver.-" is priced at 32,780 JPY (tax included). Pre-orders are now available at the "Shibuya Scramble Figure" official website, and shipping is scheduled for the end of September 2021, and on.
(C) 2019 Akatsuki Natsume, Mishima Kurone / Kadokawa / KonoSuba The Movie Production Committee
From "Give Blessings on This Wonderful World!: Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo!", a figure that captures the moment when Megumin casts Explosion magic has appeared. Pre-orders will be available at "SHIBUYA SCRAMBLE FIGURE" from November 11, 2020.
This product "Megumin -Explosion ver.-" is a 1/7 scale figure that captures the moment when Megumin, an Arch Wizard of the Crimson Demon Clan, casts Explosion magic.
Enjoy her braveness and the immersive overwhelming world where she casts super-powerful Explosion magic that can only be seen once a day.
Also, to commemorate the release of this figure, there has been a promotion where one person will be selected by lottery on the official Twitter account of "eStream" for "Megumin -Explosion ver.-" from October 28 to November 10. Check the details if you are interested in it.
"Megumin -Explosion ver.-" is priced for 29,800 JPY (tax excluded). Pre-orders will be available from November 11, 2020, at "SHIBUYA SCRAMBLE FIGURE".
(C) 2019 Akatsuki Natsume / Mishima Kurone / KADOKAWA / Movie Konosuba Production Committee
From "KonoSuba: God's Blessing on this Wonderful World! Legend of Crimson" comes Darkness in an "oiran" costume. Pre-orders are currently available at stores including "Dengekiya", "Kadokawa Store", and "Ebten".
"'KonoSuba: God's Blessing on this Wonderful World! Legend of Crimson' Darkness Oiran Ver. 1/7 Scale Figure" was sculpted based on an original illustration just for this figure.
The oiran-style kimono of vivid floral print emphasizes Darkness's voluptuous silhouette and her seductive eyes give her a mature look.
"'KonoSuba: God's Blessing on this Wonderful World! Legend of Crimson' Darkness Oiran Ver. 1/7 Scale Figure" is priced at 19,000 JPY (tax excluded). Pre-orders are available at stores including "Dengekiya", "Kadokawa Store", and "Ebten", until Nov. 11, 2020, and shipping is scheduled for Mar. 2021.
(C)2019 Akatsuki Natsume, Mishima Kurone / Kadokawa / KonoSuba The Movie Production Committee
MY NEXT LIFE AS A VILLAINESS: ALL ROUTES LEAD TO DOOM!
The broadcast of "My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom! X" will start in July 2021. The teaser visual and teaser PV with the latest footage have been released together.
"My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom! X" is the 2nd season of the TV anime "My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom!" that was broadcast from April 2020 to June 2020. The anime is based on the light novel by Yamaguchi Satoru and the series has more than 4 million copies issued.
The teaser visual depicts the elegant Katarina and others in front of the new death flag.
The teaser PV depicts the scenes where a new "death flag" befalls Katarina. It also includes the inner mind discussion of Katarina as well as the characters, include Geordo and Keith.
Also, the comments from Uchida Maaya (voice of Katarina), Yamaguchi Satoru (the original author), and Hidaka Nami (the character designer) have been released.
TV anime "My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom! X" will start broadcasting in July 2021.
Uchida Maaya, voice of Katarina Claes
Huh? I thought the death flags have been avoided..!?
Since I will be able to see Katarina again, it means that there are still troubles awaiting her in the story.
If that is the case, I had decided to brace it head-on. Let's enjoy it together!
I will try my best so that this anime will be as big as Katarina's farm.
（C）Yamaguchi Satoru, Ichijinsha/ Hamefura X Production Committee
The book-shaped cushions, called "Book Cushion" inspired by "My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom!" have been announced. Pre-orders are currently available at "Premium Bandai".
The product "My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom! Book Cushion" is a big sized book-shaped cushion that is filled with the famous scenes.
There is a total of 5 types, which are "Katarina", "Gerald", "Keith", "Alan", and "Nicole", and it is an item that is packed with the famous scenes of each character.
Due to its big sized, 40 cm length x 33.5 cm width, it can be used as an interior sofa, a back of a chair, or as a bed's pillow.
Also, by opening the pages, the cushion will be transformed into a bigger cushion as the volume will be 40 cm length x 67 cm width.
"My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom! Book Cushion" is priced at 5,500 JPY (tax included). Pre-orders are currently available at "Premium Bandai" and the shipping is scheduled for Dec. 2020.
（C）Yamaguchi Satoru, Ichijinsha／HameFura Production Committee
The bookmarker inspired by "My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom!" protagonist, Katarina's "Top Secret Notebook" has been announced. Pre-orders are currently available at "Cospa".
The product "Katarina's Notebook for Routes Evasion- Bookmarker" recreated a "certain memo book" of Katarina into a bookmarker.
It has an overall height of 15 cm, making it a suitable size for paperbook use. Various situation can be enjoyed such as secretly planning the route evasion tactic as well as reading the book secretly.
The line-ups also include "Black Graphics Katarina's T-shirt", which expressed the powerful Katarina that has evaded various death flags and romance flags, and "Katarina's Mind Meeting Full Color Mug", which you can enjoy the various expression of Katarina that are presented during the mind meeting.
"Katarina's Notebook for Routes Evasion- Bookmarker" is priced at 1,200 JPY (tax excluded), while the release is scheduled for mid of Nov. 2020. "Black Graphics Katarina's T-shirt" and "Katarina's Mind Meeting Full Color Mug" is priced at 2,900 JPY (tax excluded) and 1,500 JPY (tax excluded) respectively while the release is scheduled for late Oct.
（C）Yamaguchi Satoru, Ichijinsha／HameFura Production Committee
The production of the second season of "My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom!" has been decided. At the same time, the second season production decision commercial and a celebration visual were announced.
In the second season production announcement"My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom!", after the end of the final episode broadcast, a member of the brain conference, commonly known as Catarina Five, reported about the surprise.
The second season production decision visual contains the child and nowadays Catalina gathered together with the cakes and drinks in hands, looking happy to finish something long-awaited thing.
Moreover, a celebration illustration from Hidaka Nami, who is in charge of the illustrations of the original manga, has arrived. In this illustration, around the Catalina, who's making a peace sign, gathered other mini characters with comments.
Detailed information such as the broadcasting time of the second season of "My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom!" will be announced soon.
(C) Yamaguchi Satoru Ichijinsha/Hamefura Production Committee
The current broadcast anime "Re:Zero − Starting Life in Another World" 2nd Season Part 2 will finally be entering the climax, and the appearance of new characters in season 2, such as Echidna and Petra, are also popular.
However, the popularity of Emilia, Rem and Ram still remain the same. This is because cosplay of these three characters can still be seen, which is also known as the popularity parameter. So, Anime!Anime! would like to introduce the "Re:Zero" cosplayers once again.
From "Re:Zero − Starting Life in Another World", Frederica Baumann becomes a 1/7 scale figure. Pre-orders are currently available on "Kadokawa Store" and other stores.
"'Re:Zero − Starting Life in Another World' Frederica Baumann Tea Party Ver. 1/7 Scale Figure" is the latest item from "KDcolle (Kadokawa Collection)", a figure brand under the theme of "A New Story in Your Hands".
It is the 7th installment of the "Tea Party Series", a scale figure project based on the original illustration of "Re:Zero − Starting Life in Another World Heroines' Tea Party", the tea party event held in November 2017.
Her elegant and polite service while supporting Petra as a senior maid was made into a 3D model. Careful work was put into the fine details of her blonde hair and maid costume fluttering in the wind, and her gentle expression with her clear emerald green eyes.
We highly recommend putting her alongside Emilia, Ram, Rem, Beatrice, Echidna, and Petra from the "Tea Party Series".
"'Re:Zero − Starting Life in Another World' Frederica Baumann Tea Party Ver. 1/7 Scale Figure" is priced at 17,000 JPY (tax excluded). Pre-orders are currently available on "Kadokawa Store" and other stores until March 17, 2021, and shipping is scheduled for November 2021. Details are available on the product page.
(C) Nagatsuki Tappei, Kadokawa Corporation / Re:Zero − Starting Life in Another World 2 Production Committee
From the TV anime "Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World-" comes a figure of Ram fighting in her original red Chinese dress. The figure is currently up for pre-order on the official F:NEX website.
This product is a figure of Ram, the older sister of the twin maids, wearing a Chinese style dress during battle.
The costume is an original design from "F:NEX", and the tights she wears are made from cloth to express a realistic texture. The tights change their translucent appearance depending on the angle you look at them from.
In addition, a dynamic pose and a serious expression with a sharp stare are used to express the coolness of battle, and the fluttering dress is gorgeously finished with metallic and gold decorations.
The pedestal, which has a realistic rock texture, can be connected to the Rem China Dress ver. 1/7 scale figure (sold separately). By displaying them together, you can enjoy a breathtaking battle scene.
The "Rem China Dress ver. 1/7 Scale Figure" is no longer available for pre-order. It is not included in this product.
The price of the "Ram China Dress ver. 1/7 Scale Figure" is 16,800 JPY (excluding tax). It is currently available for pre-order on the official F:NEX website (until April 22, 2021), and will be released in August.
(C) Nagatsuki Tappei, KADOKAWA / Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World- Production Committee
February 5 is twins day, this comes from the Japanese play on words "Fu (2) Tago (5)" (twins).
There are many twin characters in anime works. Many of the characters look exactly alike, and when they stand together, they look twice as cute. But in fact, their personalities may be opposites, or they may appear to be good friends but hide a deeper relationship. ......!
In this article, I'll focus on the relationship between the twins.
■"Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World" Ram and Rem
When Natsuki Subaru dies, time rewinds to a few days before his death through an ability called "Return by Death" (Shinimodori). The main character, Natsuki Subaru, uses this ability to overcome difficulties. The maids working at the Rosewall mansion, where the severely injured Subaru takes refuge, are the twin sisters, Ram and Rem.
They are almost the same height and have short haircuts that cover one eye. However, the difference between the red-haired Ram and the blue-haired Rem is obvious at a glance (and by the way, one of the sister's breasts are also larger!) The twins look cute in their gothic maid outfits, but they are actually demons. Rem, in particular, is not as cute as her adorable appearance, but she has a high level of fighting ability that allows her to kick away demonic beasts with her spiked iron ball (Morning Star).
The twins, Ram and Rem, are expected to share the household chores of the Rosewall mansion, but ...... most of the work is done by Rem. Ram doesn't work much.
On the other hand, Ram has a caring side that uses picture books to teach Subaru letters, but the reason for teaching him is because "if Subaru learns to read and write, Ram's work will be reduced"!
Although Ram has a tendency to slack off a bit, Rem has absolute trust and the highest regard for her sister Ram. She is not only good at cooking, but also at cleaning and laundry, even though she asserts that she is better at it than her sister. The reason for this is connected to her distant childhood past.
Her older sister, Ram, was a genius girl who excelled in the demon tribe from a very young age. On the other hand, Rem, who was a dropout, was in the opposite position as the present, being compared with her superior sister and feeling narrow-minded.
In the meantime, the village of demons is destroyed by a witch cult attack. Ram struggles to fight alone, but her horn, the source of the demon's strength, is broken off. At that moment, she speaks out her dark true feelings that lie deep inside of her. ...... "It is finally broken."
Rem feels happy, even if only for a moment, that her good friend and favorite sister has lost her demon powers. As she continues to blame herself, Rem decides to dedicate the rest of her life to redeeming herself to Ram.
"I should be able to do everything that my sister could do for me from now on. My sister would have done this. She's better than that. She can do better. If I can't even do that well, I'm worthless."
The reason for Rem's extreme self-sacrifice and low self-esteem is sad. But the encounter with Subaru will change Rem.
What Ram doesn't have, Rem does.
This is the first time I've ever seen such a thing. Subaru's kindness invites her to stop comparing herself to her sister and look to the future.
This may be the moment when Rem goes from feeling guilty about Ram to being an equal sister.
■"Jujutsu Kaisen" Zenin Maki and Mai
"Jujutsu Kaisen" depicts the activities of sorcerers who exorcise the negative emotions (curses) created by humans. Many people are fascinated by the designs of the evil spirits and the stylish battles.
Zenin Maki, one year senior to the main character Itadori Yuuji, is a rare sorcerer who has no spell power at all, despite being in a position to exorcise curses. That's why she wears glasses that allow her to see the curses, and combined with her ponytail, she is a very beautiful woman with a dignified and exuberant look! She is a dependable older sister type (in fact, Itadori's peer, Gisaki Noboru, calls her "Miss").
Maki's sister, Zenin Mai , who is enrolled in the Kyoto school, is the one that Maki and her friends from the Tokyo school of spellcraft technology met at a social event. She has short hair compared to her sister, and uses a series of provocative swear words against Nobara who she's never met before. ...... Although she's a twin, her appearance and personality are the complete opposite of Maki's!
Mai also calls her sister Maki "You" and not her name. However the relationship is cooling down.
Even in the exchange game, she aims her gun at Maki with hostility. Her sister, on the other hand, intercepted her with a Japanese sword. Yes, even the weapons they use are "swords vs. pistols", and their fighting styles are very contrasting.
Maki cuts in half the bullets that Mai shoots with a single swing of her sword. It's a cool thing to see her do, just like Matsuzaki Ginji in "Black Lagoon". You don't have to be Nobara to fall in love with her.
The reason for this superhuman physical ability is because Maki has the "Tenyo Juju", which is a spell that allows her to have inhuman physical abilities in exchange for spell power. This is one of the reasons why Mai, who has no talent, is jealous of her sister.
But that's a small matter. There's a much bigger reason why she hates Maki so much.
The twin sisters were born into the prestigious Zenin family, but were not blessed with any talent in spell casting. Despite the fact that they were both dropouts, Maki and Mai were always holding hands together in their childhood. Maki, however, is a highly ambitious woman who is determined to push forward into the future. However, Maki is an ambitious woman who "pushes forward with her future," and she doesn't like being oppressed, so she leaves the Zenin itation House as if she were half-insulated.
Mayori, who was left behind, could not forgive her sister. She carries the frustration of being betrayed and hatred towards her sister.
After the battle, when Maki asks her why she left, she says, "You're a liar ....... She hides behind the words "I hate you. Deep down, she still loves her sister.
The gap between them may be too deep for them to reconcile right now. I hope to see more scenes of the two of them fighting together, shoulder to shoulder or back to back, against the evil spirits.
■"Higurashi When They Cry" Sonozaki Mion and Shion
Mion and Shion are identical twins, with Mion being the older sister and Shion the younger.
Mion is the older sister who takes good care of the children and is the leader of the Hinamizawa Branch School where the main character goes to school, but she is also a bit crass.
Shion, on the other hand, is a polite girl with the air of a lady. She works part-time at a family restaurant, wearing a cute uniform.
When the two girls are together, Shion, who looks mature but is actually passionate, often plays a trick on Mion, who looks delirious but is actually sensitive, but they are basically good friends.
However, their relationship is a bit complicated due to their family background.
Their family, the Sonozaki family, is one of the three most powerful families in the village, and Shion is the heiress of the family.
However, Shion, despite being a twin, is not only not qualified to do so, but is also kept away from the Sonozaki family for one reason or another, and the two live in separate places.
In the story, we see how Mion is torn between her position as the heiress of the Sonozaki family and her desire to protect her friends at school, and how Shion becomes emotionally involved, thinking that if she were in Mion's position, she could have handled things better.
Even so, it is beautiful and moving to see these two people, who understand each other's position well, encourage each other in the end to face the tragedy.
■"To LOVE Ru: Darkness" Nana and Momo
The twin sisters in this work, Nana Asta Deviluke and Momo Velia Deviluke, are the second and third princesses of the planet Deviluke, which rules the galaxy.
Nana is a cheerful and energetic girl, but she can be a bit stubborn and childish.
Momo, on the other hand, looks innocent and dainty, but in fact she has two sides to her, and is a bit of a black-hearted devil.
In this work, Momo is trying to get the girls around her to get together with Rito for the "Harem Plan" to create a harem centered on the main character, Rito Yuki, but Nana is opposed to this.
Nana has a conservative and old-fashioned view of love ...... and has very little sexual knowledge, so she is not very good at sex.
Momo, on the other hand, wants to be a part of the harem so that she can bond with Rito without having to worry about her sister, the first princess. For this reason, she is always bold in her approach to Rito, and even tries to get her twin Nana into Rito's harem.
Nana is conservative and pure-hearted, while Momo is liberal and free-spirited, and even though they are twins, their values regarding love are completely opposite.
Even so, Nana and Momo are staying with Rito today, and despite their different values, they live together like kittens playing together.
The relationship between twins varies. There are incompatibilities and difficult family situations. Even though they quarrel and rebel against each other, deep inside they are thinking about each other. ...... I would like to warmly watch over them. Why don't you pay attention to the "twin" characters and enjoy the anime?
(C) Akutami Shita / Shueisha, Jujutsu Kaisen Production Committee
(C) 2020 Ryuukishi07 / Higurashi When They Cry Production Committee
(C) Tappei Nagatsuki, published by KADOKAWA / Re:Zero to Start Otherworldly Life 2 Production Committee
(C) Kentarou Yabuki, Saki Hasemi/Shueisha, Toraburu Darkness Production Committee
On February 24, "23:00 Saga Meishi Anime", a very short anime in which voice actor Miyano Mamoru does his best to show how delicious "SagaMeshi (Food)", reached the final night of its 10-night run.
To coincide with this, a "full version" of the previous 10 films, each of which is 30 seconds long, and a "more Miyano Mamoru" version, which features a lot of dialogue from Miyano-san, the star of the film, were released.
The "23:00 Saga Meishi Anime" was produced as a part of Saga Prefecture's information dissemination project "Saga Prize!" It is a very short animation that shows how delicious and attractive 10 foods that Saga Prefecture is proud of are.
Among the many "Saga Meshi" such as "Takezaki Oysters" from the Ariake Sea, "Saga Beef(R)", and "Saga Ramen", we picked up mainly winter foods that are in season. With Miyano-san's voice, the 10 ingredients were portrayed in a realistic and sizzling way for 10 consecutive days starting from February 15 at 23:00 midnight.
The "Complete Version" is a compilation of all 10 of the 30 second films in the series, and the " Increasingly More Miyano Mamoru" is a gorgeous version with lots of Miyano-san's dialogue.
In addition to the narration introducing the ingredients, Miyano-san is also in charge of the sounds of eating, such as the sound of noodles being slurped. The animation captures the truly delicious moments of "Saga Meishi", and Miyano's passionate performance with a sense of sizzle is worth watching.
Also, on the "23:00 Saga Meishi Anime" special website, a web video of Miyano-san talking about the charm and highlights of the anime "23:00 Saga Meishi Anime" has been released from 23:30 on February 24.
The video was filmed just before the release of the full version, and highlights include Miyano's expression of superiority at being able to watch the work before anyone else, and a rare post recording scene where he sings the last word of the unfinished "Increasingly More Mamoru Miyano". In the scene where he eats "Saga Meishi," he actually puts the food in his mouth to create a realistic sizzle, and other production secrets are revealed.
Miyano-san, who is now completely captivated by "Saga Meishi", also announced his favorite ingredients, and the scene where Miyano-san smiles and smacks his tongue at the ingredients is worth watching.
---- How do you feel about being a voice actor for the "23:00 Saga Meishi Anime"?
I'm really interested in Saga meishi. There are various specialties and it looks really delicious, so I had a strong desire to eat it while recording. I even want to eat it right now (lol).
----Please tell us about some of the memorable episodes during the recording?
In order to create the "feeling of eating", we actually used the ingredients and made sounds while recording. I'm sure everyone will think it looks delicious.
---- What are the main points of interest in the "23:00 Saga Meishi Anime"?
This time, rather than giving voices to the characters, we are trying to express the real scene or convey the atmosphere of eating, and the images are realistic animation. It's not just a realistic picture, but a realistic picture that conveys the taste of the food.
---- Who do you want to see this anime?
People all over Japan (lol. The anime was made with the intention of promoting Saga meishi to people all over Japan, so I hope it will reach people all over the country.
----Among the 10 Saga meishi "appearances", what is the "food" that caught your attention?
Yudofu. I'm really interested in boiling it in hot spring water from Ureshino Onsen. My family owns a tofu shop, and I grew up eating yudofu during the winter season (lols). It's so soft...it's so soft in the anime, I wonder how soft it is in real life (lol).
TV TOKYO Corporation will officially start to broadcast more than 1000 episodes of anime, including "Naruto" in the Middle East and North Africa.
TV Tokyo will broadcast all the broadcasted episodes of "Naruto", "Naruto Shippuuden", "Boruto", and "Fruits Basket" with English and Arabia subtitles via Arabia representative paid streaming service "STARZPLAY". Regarding "Boruto" and "Fruits Basket THE FINAL" (Broadcast start in April) will be broadcast simultaneously with Japan's broadcast.
By cooperating with "STARZPLAY", TV Tokyo will be able to spread the pride high-quality Japanese anime in the huge market of Arabia with the purpose of increasing the Japanese anime fan in the same region.
(C) Kishimoto Masashi Scott/ Shueisha, TV Tokyo, Pierrot
'Disney+', an official Disney video distribution service, is featuring movie, drama, and anime for Valentine's Day.
As 2nd project, 'Koi Suru Kisetsu wa Ikebo ni Mimi Kyun (Let's enjoy cool voices for sweet Valentine's Day)' will be launched on February 12, featuring the works where Yamadera Kouichi, Morikawa Toshiyuki, Ono Kensho, Kimura Subaru, and Takeuchi Shunsuke are playing.
'Koi Suru Kisetsu wa Ikebo ni Mimi Kyun (Let's enjoy cool voices for sweet Valentine's Day)' especially features the works where Yamadera Kouichi, Morikawa Toshiyuki, Ono Kensho, Kimura Subaru, and Takeuchi Shunsuke as voice actors representing Japan are playing.
Yamadera is known for the works produced by Disney, Pixar, and Marvel as he has been playing Donald, Stitch, Genie of "Aladdin", the Beast of Beauty and the Beast, and other characters of "Guardians of the Galaxy" series, and "The Avengers" series.
Morikawa has been playing Nick of "Zootopia", and Obi-Wan Kenobi of the "Star Wars" series.
As for the rookie voice actors, Ono has been playing Prince Phillip of "Maleficent: Mistress of Evil", and Cricket of "Mulan". Kimura has been playing Paul of "Soul", and Kazu of "Star Wars Resistance". Takeuchi is known for Olaf of "Frozen".
Voice actors with "Ikebo (cool voice)" bring life into Disney works and characters with their voice. For Valentine's Day, please enjoy "Mimi-Kyun (fall in love in voices)" for their lines and voice by watching the dubbed versions on 'Disney+' which allows you to enjoy them as much as you want.
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.