The Official “Gundam” YouTube channel “Gundam Channel” celebrates its 1st anniversary on July 31, 2020, andto celebrate a 24-hour limited streaming of therelease filmmovie version of “Mobile Suit Gundam 00 -A wakening of the Trailblazer-” hashave been decided. Also, a new Sunday streamingdelivery slot will be set up within the same channel.
“Mobile Suit Gundam 00 -A wakening of the Trailblazer-” is a filmmovie version of the “Mobile Suit Gundam 00” series released in 2010.
At the beginning of the 24th century, “Celestial Being”, a private militant organization that suddenly appeared, started an armed intervention with the aim of eradicating warsthe war by Gundam, and the world that has been in constant strife suddenly changed.
After that, it was the human race that chose a society that does not rely on force, but since the biologically unresponsive Jupiter exploration ship that was abandoned 130 years ago in the year 2314 AD approached the earth’s sphere, a battle for the survival of humanity began…
“Mobile Suit Gundam 00 -A wakening of the Trailblazer-” will premier from 21:00 on August 1st to 20:59 on August 2nd.
Also, on August 2nd, a new Sunday streaming slotdelivery time for the “Gundam Channel” Sunday will be set. Every week a selective distribution with various concepts will be streameddone from 23:00.
A stamp holder of the greatest philosopher of the Universal Century "Zeon Zum Deikun" from "Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin" will be released.From "Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin" comes a stamp holder of the greatest philosopher of the Universal Century "Zeon Zum Deikun". Pre-orders are currently available at "Premium Bandai".
"Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin Zeon Zum Deikun Stamp Holder" is a roughly 12cm-tall stamp holder of the statue of Zeon Zum Daikun, the leader of the most distant Space Colloney from Earth "Side 3", who preached about the independence of Spacenoids and the innovation of humanity.
On the base of the statue is a relief of the "Zeon Emblem" as a sign of the advocate of Zeonism, and you can place your stamp on it if it's under 2cm in diameter.
Why not contemplate Zeonism in your study, front door, etc. along with the statue of Zeon Zum Deikun?
"Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin Zeon Zum Deikun Stamp Holder" is priced at 4,950 JPY (tax included). Pre-orders are currently available at "Premium Bandai".
"Gundarium Alloy", which was used for the armor of Gundam from "Mobile Suit Gundam", has been refined on Earth and made into parts for "Gundarium Alloy Model 1/144 RX-68-2 Gundam". Pre-orders are currently available at "Premium Bandai".
"Gundarium Alloy Model 1/144 RX-68-2 Gundam" is released under "LINK THE FUTURE", a part of the Gunpla 40th anniversary project "GUNPLA LINK PROJECT", as a "culmination of materials".
The titanium alloy refined on the moon, "Gundarium Alloy", which was used for the armor of Gundam in "Mobile Suit Gundam" was recreated by mixing titanium, aluminum, and the rare-earth element yttrium, refined with the latest metal forming technology, just like the settings in the anime.
The kit is assembled by fitting these Gundarium Alloy parts as armor on to the plastic internal frame.
"Gundarium Alloy Model 1/144 RX-68-2 Gundam" is priced at 220,000 JPY (tax included). Pre-orders are currently available at "Premium Bandai", and shipping is scheduled for Dec. 2020.
The official "Mobile Suit Gundam" series online portal, "GUNDAM.INFO" website will host a series of short columns titled "Business no Hinto wa Uchuu Seiki ni Ari! ~Gundam Meets Business~" (Business Hints are in the Universal Century! ~Gundam Meets Business~).
The entries will be handled by "GMB", the marketing team behind the success of the series, which comprises of members such as Otobe Daisuke, known for his article "Hito wa Naze Gundam wo Aishiteshimauka?" (Why do people love Gundam?) .
This initiative aims to cover business problems that the Gundam series is facing such as lack of experience and dealing with unexpected issues.
The publication will also explore a variety of topics such as management, strategy, leadership, vision, professionalism, design, human resource development, and working culture as analyzed through the lens of "Mobile Suit Gundam".
"Business no Hinto wa Uchuu Seiki ni Ari! ~Gundam Meets Business~" will kick off on Jul. 22, 2020 at the GUNDAM.INFO website.
(C) Sotsu - Sunrise
Eight new cast members for "Mobile Suit Gundam: Hathaway's Flash" (to be released on May 7, 2021) have been announced.
"Mobile Suit Gundam: Hathaway's Flash" is based on the same title novel by director Tomino Yoshiyuki. It will be made into a theatrical trilogy as the 2nd part of the "UC NexT 0100" project in which the next 100 years of the Universal Century will be woven.
Eight voice actors were announced as additional cast members.
Tsuda Kenjirou as Gahman Nobil, Ishikawa Yui as Emerelda Zubin, Ochiai Fukushi as Raymond Cain, Takeuchi Shunsuke as Iram Masam, Mihesher Hence as Matsukoka Misato, Sawashiro Chiharu as Mitsuda Kenji, Tanezaki Atsumi as Mace Flower, and Yamadera Kouichi as Hundley Yeoksam.
"Mobile Suit Gundam: Hathaway's Flash" will be released on May 7.
The trailer played exclusively at the Shochiku Multiplex Theatres, is currently available online.
Tsuda Kenjirou as Gahman Nobil
A veteran pilot of Mafty, who has fought in many wars. He has a significant scar on his face. The call sign of his machine is Messer 2.
It's such an honor to be a part of "Mobile Suit Gundam: Hathaway's Flash". I was quite tense during the recording.
Mixing the ideas and requests from the director and audio director with my ideas to establish the character and scenes was very enjoyable. I myself am looking forward to seeing the completed film. Please wait a while longer for the film to be released. I hope you'll enjoy "Mobile Suit Gundam: Hathaway's Flash".
Ishikawa Yui as Emeralda Zubin
A dependable Mafty member, who was sent to Davao to pick up Hathaway. She has a past of not being able to become a Mobile Suit pilot due to her lack of skill.
I happened to read some news about "Hathaway's Flash" before, and at the time, I never thought I'd be part of it, so I was really surprised when I was chosen as a cast member. At the same time, I was flattered to be able to participate in this long-loved title. She's a different type of character than what I'm used to, so I did my best to portray her, hoping to find a new side of myself.
Please look forward to the release of this film. Thank you so for your support!
Ochiai Fukushi as Raymond Cain
The captain of 1 Galcezon. A bulky man who takes good care of his Mafty teammates.
"Mobile Suit Gundam: Hathaway's Flash" is almost here.
It's my pleasure to be part of this film as Raymond.
I will see this story through till the end as a member of Mafty.
I can't wait to go watch it at the theaters!
Takeuchi Shunsuke as Iram Masam
The deputy captain/chief of operations of Mafty's support vessel Valiant. He understands Hathaway's circumstances and supports him.
It's such an honor to participate as a voice actor in this title of which many fans have longed for a visualization.
My friends who love Gundam have been telling me about the fascination of this title for a long time. We have worked hard with the staff members to faithfully recreate the original work into an anime.
I hope it will turn out to meet the expectations of the fans.
Matsuoka Misato as Mihesher Hence
Mafty's intelligence agent/operator. A hard-working, diligent girl who devotes herself to Mafy's operations. She meets Hathaway in Davao.
I'm Matsuoka Misato and I'll be playing Mihesher Hence!
I never thought I'd be in the Gundam series, which I used to watch with my family as a child. I remember my hands shaking from joy and nervousness. But I can't be trembling forever, so I picked myself up and worked hard on understanding how Mihesher would take on her job, and did my best to portray her with the same attitude!
I can't wait to see that intense scene on the big screen. I'm still a bit nervous, but I hope to share that excitement and the afterglow with everyone. Please enjoy it!
Sawashiro Chiharu as Mitsuda Kenji
An intelligence agent who is not so passionate about Mafty's operations, but is a talented driver. He meets Hathaway in Davao.
There's nothing more honorable than being chosen as a Gundam voice actor.
I was so flattered!
After getting the offer, I looked into past Gundam works, and I realized how deep the stories are and that it's a series loved by so many fans. It made me feel the responsibility of playing this role. The film is definitely worth watching for a second and third time. I myself can't wait for the release. I hope you'll enjoy it!
Tanezaki Atsumi as Mace Flower
A flight attendant of the Haunzen 356 with beautiful blonde hair and a beauty mark by her mouth. When Kenneth hit on her she responded in a sensible manner.
"Gundam" is a series that everyone knows, even if you're not familiar with anime. I couldn't wrap my head around the fact that I was offered a role in such a big title. I was like, "Gundam?", "A movie?", "What? I'm in it?". I was tremendously nervous on the day of the recording but the detailed directions really helped me. I realized how carefully the series has been created for so long.
You won't be able to take your eyes off for one moment. Please look forward to the release!
Yamadera Kouichi as Hundley Yeoksam
The head of the Criminal Police Organization leading "Man Hunter". He got on the Haunzen 356 flight to Earth to take part in the Adelaide Meeting.
It was my 3rd year as a voice actor when I was in "Char's Counter Attack" as Gyunei Guss.
On the first day of the recording, Char's voice actor, Ikeda Shuuichi-san, took me out for a drink, since I was tensed up and didn't know anything about the world of Gundam.
He taught me many things about the world of Gundam and voice actors. I remember being so nervous that I didn't get drunk at all, no matter how many drinks I had.
It's been 33 years, and I'm happy about being able to participate in "Hathaway's Flash", which depicts the story after "Char's Counter Attack".
Hundley is the head of the Criminal Police Organization, something completely different from Gyunei. Please look forward to how he will interact with Hathaway and Kenneth in the story.
(C) Sotsu, Sunrise
"Squid Chips" and a "Ready-to-eat Curry" with "Mobile Suit Gundam SEED" packages are now on sale. Orders are being accepted on "Premium Bandai".
The "Gundam SEED" design package "[JFC] Ikaten Setouchi Lemon Flavor" (squid chips) is refreshing and addictive just like the taste of eternal love.
The "[JFC] Osaka Nanba Jiyuuken Freedom Gundam Curry" has a design package of an original illustration of Kira and Athrun. The ready-to-eat curry lets you enjoy the classic curry from Osaka Nanba Jiyuuken, the well-known restaurant in the Kansai region.
"[JFC] Ikaten Setouchi Lemon Flavor" is priced at 324 JPY (tax included), and "[JFC] Osaka Nanba Jiyuuken Freedom Gundam Curry" is priced at 594 JPY (tax included). Both products are currently available on "Premium Bandai".
(C) Sotsu, Sunrise
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.
"Reading Museum 'Ikebukuro Night Owl Tales'", a story reading by Namikawa Daisuke, Simono Hiro, Okamoto Nobuhiko, Hanae Natsuki, Saito Souma, and Matsuoka Yoshitsugu, is being distributed exclusively on the video distribution service 'dTV' with unlimited streaming.
"Reading Museum 'Ikebukuro Night Owl Tales'" was held in September 2020 as the 1st project of a new type of story reading performed by the greatest voice actors including Namikawa, in cooperation of 'Seikaisha Roudokukan' and a live entertainment facility 'Mixalive TOKYO'.
It was produced by Seikaisha, which has been publishing many works, and the original story was written by Origami Kyoya known for 'Kiokuya'. Relationship between the bartender 'Narumi' and customer 'Machidori' is different on each stage as well as the cast to play them, the story itself goes through various changes accordingly.
As for the voice actors, Namikawa plays the mysterious 'Master' at the BAR who appears on all the 4 scenes, and Okamoto, Shimono, Hanae, Saitou, and Matsuoka play 'Narukami', 'Machidori', and other characters.
Furthermore, all the 6 episodes of "Reading Museum 'Ikebukuro Sherlock the First and Last Problem'", which were played as a 2nd project on January 26, January 30, and February 7, 2021, are available for rental. They are also played by the greatest voice actors including Namikawa, Maeno Tomoaki, Amasaki Kohei, Hosoya Yoshimasa, and Saitou.
Please enjoy it at dTV along with the 1st project 'Ikebukuro Night Owl Tales'.
(C)Ikebukuro Sherlock / Reading Museum
An official YouTube channel of the TV anime "Let's Go! Anpanman" has been launched. To celebrate the establishment of the channel, it will distribute a 30-minute special TV series, "Bokura wa Hero! (Translation: We are Hero! )," which was broadcasted on Oct. 3, 2014, for a limited time.
The title "We are Hero!" is a video that was broadcasted on Oct. 3, 2014, to celebrate the 26th anniversary of the broadcasting of the TV anime "Anpanman." This title is packed with an impressive story where Anpanman, Shokupanman, Currypanman fight against the villain Iron Baikinman.
Furthermore, the channel will distribute the title "Anpanman ga umareta hi (Translation: The Day Anpanman was Born)," which bases on the commemorative first episode of the TV anime, "Birth of Anpanman (Title of the Episode)." This movie was on a screen together with the movie, "Hal's Flute," in 2012. It is a great chance for both kids and adults to get to know the secret behind the birth of Anpanman.
Moreover, the original episodes of the TV anime and videos related to the newest movie series "Soreike! Anpanman Fuwafuwa Fuwari to Yuki no Kuni (Let's Go! Anapanman: Fluffy Fuwari and the Country of Cloud)" are planned to be uploaded.
The title, "We are Hero!" and "The Day Anpanman was Born," are currently available on the official YouTube channel 'Let's Go! Anpanman 【Anime Official】.'
(C) Yanase Takashi / Froebel-kan・TMS・NTV
A puppet show of Godzilla called “Monster Puppet Show Goziban” 3rd season will be broadcast from Mar. 26, 2021.
This show is a new nostalgic puppet show in which Toho formed a tag team with “Atelier Koganemushi”, the group for the puppet play who raked in the 1st creator’s audition ran by “GEMSTONE”.
In season 3, the new characters will appear in the show in addition to the characters who appeared in the previous series. “Biollante”, the monster which ranked in the 1st place for popularity ranking, already has been decided to appear in the 3rd season.
Moreover, the figure of “Goziban” will be released. The line-up includes Godzilla-kun, Minila, and Little. The figure comes with a 2-dimensional code that takes the purchaser to the special video. These figures will be available at toy stores and Godzilla Store from the end of Mar. 2021.
“Monster Puppet Show Goziban” will be broadcast from Mar. 26, 2021, on “Godzilla Channel (Toho Tokumatsu)”.
TM & (C) TOHO CO., LTD.
It has been announced that the anime "ONE PIECE" will be streamed for free on YouTube from 5:00 pm on January 15, 2021. 5 episodes will be streamed every week for a limited time.
The episodes that will be streamed this time are the East Blue Arc that begins with the memorable first episode "I am Luffy! The man who will become the pirate king!" and the Grand Line Arc where they go into the Grand Line by relying on the Log Pose.
You can watch all 130 episodes such as Chopper has appeared / Drum Island Arc, in which the ship doctor Chopper becomes a companion and is still handed down to fans, and the Alabasta Arc depicting the battle between Crocodile and Luffy, and the farewell of friends.
"ONE PIECE" anime series free YouTube streaming will start at 5:00 pm on January 15, 2021. Enjoy the precious opportunity to look back on the trajectory of Luffy-leading Straw Hat Pirates' first journey.
(C) Oda Eiichiro / Shueisha
(C) Oda Eiichiro / Shueisha / Fuji TV / Toei Animation
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.