“Heion Sedai no Idaten Tachi”, which is originally written by Amahara and drawn by Coolkoushinja, will be adopted into TV anime. It was announced on the 16th volume of “Young Animal” released on Aug. 12. The double anime adoption was made for Coolkyoushinja, together with the announcement for “Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid” 2nd season.
“Heion Sedai no Idaten Tachi” is the mange written by Amahara and drawn by Coolkyoushinja. The manga is currently available up to volume 3.
Eight hundred years have passed since a god called Idaten abruptly appeared and sealed the demons. Demons reappear in front of “Idatens in the peaceful era”, who have no experience of fighting. The battles bet the survival of gods, humans, and demons will be held in god-speed.
“Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid” is based on the manga currently serialized in “Monthly Action” with the same name. The manga is currently available up to volume 10, and the series depict the chaotic communication between “humans” and “dragons”. The 2nd season will be titled “Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid S” and currently scheduled in 2021. Kyoto Animation will be in charge of production.
A famous cosplayer called Shinozaki Kokoro will be on the front page of “Young Animal” Volume 16, where the anime adoption of “Heion Sedai no Idaten Tachi” was announced. Kuriemi is on the back page of the magazine.
The magazine serialized “Heion Sedai no Idaten Tachi”, “Our Last Crusade or the Rise of a New World”, “March Comes In Like a Lion”, and “Berserk”.
The release date for “Heion Sedai no Idaten Tachi” has not been decided yet. Detailed information will be announced later.
It has been decided that "Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid S", the 2nd season of the interspecies exchange comedy between dragon girls and humans "Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid", will be broadcast in 2021. The teaser visual has been released along with this announcement.
"Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid" is based on the manga serialized in "Monthly Action" by Coolkyoushinjya. It is an inhuman every-day-life comedy of the lonely office lady and the incompetent dragon maids.
This will be the 2nd season of the TV anime, following the 1st season in 2017.
In the cute teaser visual, you can see the dragon girls Tohru, Kanna, Elma, and Lucoa making an "S" with their hands. The "S" in the title stands for the "Super Supreme Second life Starting", raising the expectations of further information about the anime.
Also, it has been decided that Kyoto Animation will be working on the animation, just as they did in the 1st season.
The TV anime "Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid S" is scheduled to start in 2021. Further details will be announced later.
(C)Coolkyoushinjya, Futabasha / Dragon Life Improvement Committee
"Peach Boy Riverside" by Cool-kyou Shinja and Yohane, the authors of "Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid", will be adopted in the TV anime. A teaser visual, teaser promotion movie, and cast information have been released. This anime is scheduled for Jul. 2021.
"Peach Boy Riverside" is based on the manga by COOL Kyoushinja and Yohane, which is currently serialized in "Shonen Magazine R" and "Magapoke". A commemoration illustration from COOL Kyoushinja has arrived this time.
The story is the squeal to the well-known folk-tail...Momotarou decides to go abroad after learning that there are demons also exist outside Japan. It is good to defeat them, it's great to save someone, but it's wrong to "have fun".
What if a peach arrived in Japan was not only one? What if the peaches arrived in Japan was just a story among the many? The manga shows another story of "peach" from the well-known folktale.
A teaser visual depicts Sally and Mikoto, who have the power of "peach", weirdly smiling, and the teaser promotion visual revealed the animation cuts of the two characters.
The main characters will be played by Shiraishi Haruka and Touyama Nao. Shiraishi will play Sally, who received the power of a peach from an incident, while Touyama will play Mikoto, a boy who is known as "the monster hunter" with his peach power. Their comments regarding their roles have arrived.
"Peach Boy Riverside" will be broadcast from Jul. 2021.
Shiraishi Haruka, playing Sally
Sally is an energetic character who dropped her status as a princess in order to learn about the outside world. I like how she shows her strong integrity through no tolerance toward any form of discrimination.
I will do my best to play Sally, the character with a strong will and charm! Please look forward to it!
Touyama Nao, playing Mikoto
Mikoto is a character with high combat skills while holding a strong belief in himself. He has no mercy toward his enemy, and his calmness is as of an org. There is a craziness of him when he is fighting. He behaves as he has a leeway, but maybe he doesn't. By the way, he is not a girl, he is a boy!
A comment from the author COOL Kyoushinja
"Peach Boy Riverside" will be adopted in the TV anime! This work used to be a hobby, which I had fun with my friends, but this became so popular to become the TV anime by being edited by Yohane as a product.
I look forward seeing my nicely-designed characters moving.
Please look forward to the anime adoption! I will do my best to support the anime becoming well-known!
(C) COOL Kyoushinja and Yohane/Kodansha/"Peach Boy Riverside" Production Committee
Tsugaru-jamisen × youth story "Mashiro no Oto" will become a TV anime. It will be broadcast from Apr., 2021. Along with the announcement, the teaser visual and PV have been released. In addition, it has been decided thatShimazaki Nobunaga will play the role of the protagonist Sawamura Setsu. Shimazaki and the author Ragawa Marimo have left some comments below.
"Mashiro no Oto" is based on the comic by Ragawa Marimo, which has been serialized on "Monthly Shonen Magazine" (Kodansha).
The protagonist Sawamura Setsu has been unable to play the Tsugaru-jamisen since the death of Sawamura Matsugorou, who is his grandfather and a legendary Tsugaru-jamisen player. He has lost his "favorite sound" and come to Tokyo without any definite aim. However, a woman that works at a hostess club , Tachiki Yuna, saved him, and she led him to play the Tsugaru-jamisen for an opening performance. Setsu gradually started to find his sound....
The main staff of the TV anime include Akagi Hiroaki as director, Kato Youichi as story-editor, Majima Jirou as character designer, Yoshida Brothers as Tsugaru-jamisen supervisors, and SHIN-EI ANIMATION as anime producer.
The teaser visual features the protagonist Sawamura Setsu playing the Tsugaru-jamisen at a live house, which well represents this title. Furthermore, the teaser PV features Setsu playing in search of his sound after he left Aomori and came to Tokyo. Let's look forward to more details to be released on the official website.
TV anime "Mashiro no Oto" will be broadcast from Apr., 2021.
<Full comments are below>
Shimazaki Nobunaga (as Sawamura Setsu)
Q1. What is your impression of this work?
The protagonist Sawamura Setsu growing up as an individual and a Tsugaru-jamisen player is really interesting. I was deeply moved as I personally sympathize with him as an actor. His enchanting Tsugaru-jamisen performance is also interesting.
Q2. Could you tell us about your impression of the role you play and enthusiasm for it?
In short, he is a genuine genius, who has been broght up in the countryside. Please look forward to how he will become after comming to Tokyo and meeting many people.
The author Ragawa Marimo
The scene of playing the Tsugaru-jamisen and its sound will be the hardest parts to make Mashiro no Oto into an anime. How are they going to be? I think it is a challenging anime. I'm really excited!
(C)Ragawa Marimo・Kodansha/Mashiro no Oto Production Committee
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.
<Full comments are as below>
"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
"Mr. Fesmatsu '21", a special event to commemorate the release of Blu-ray＆DVD of the TV anime "Mr. Osomatsu" season 3, was held at Nakano Sunplaza, Tokyo, on June 6, 2021. In the event, new anime series and theatrical film were announced.
"Mr. Fesmatsu '21" was the 3rd event, following "Mr. Fesmatsu '16" to commemorate "Mr. Osomatsu" Season 1, and "Mr. Fesmatsu '18" to commemorate Season 2. Same as the last time, event composition and screenplay were handled by Matsubara Shu, who is in charge of series composition for the main series, and Yamamoto Kazutomi, who played the role of "Omusubi", a set of identical robot twins that started showing up in Season 3, appeared for the first time, as well as the sextuplets. A total of 13 cast members gathered together.
The event started with the opening remarks by Governor Jushimatsu, Played by Ono Daisuke, who appeared in "Tidbits Collection 3", episode 7 of Season 3. The audience was cracked up by cryptic remarks just like in the episode, and straight reactions by Sakurai Takahiro as MC. After the opening, a total of 13 cast members finally appeared, including Sakurai Takahiro, who played the role of Osomatsu. As the audience was not allowed to speak out loud, they welcomed them with glow sticks and applause.
The event consists of a lot of programs, including "Furikaeri-matsu", a talk session to look back on Season 3, "Shin Kobore Banashi-shu (New Tidbits Collection)", reading of a work newly written by Matsubara Shu, a dance show by the sextuplets in costumes, and "Kasege! Mutsugo Derby (Let's make money! Sextuplets Derby)", a mini gamble game inspired by "Casino", which is featured in the event visual. In "Furikaeri-matsu", each cast talked about a memorable episode of Season 3. Funny behind-the-scenes stories were revealed by them.
At the end of the daytime section, commemorating that this year hits the 6th anniversary, it has been announced that "Mr. Osomatsu" new anime series will be produced, and that two theatrical films will be shown in 2022 and 2023 for a limited period. The atmosphere reached the climax to hear the wonderful news.
Sakurai Takahiro, who plays the role of Osomatsu, the oldest of sextuplets, left some comments for the theatrical films: "I would say thank you to everyone for supporting us to hold such a wonderful event. As I wanted to make a hopeful announcement for the fans that came all the way to this event, so I did it! We have just made an announcement, so we have no other choice but to act on our words, so please look forward to a great scenario!"
At the ending, all the cast and sextuplets in costumes made a pose "Sheeh!", and came to an end in warm applause.
(C)Akatsuka Fujio / Mr. Osomatsu Production Committee
The second season of the TV anime "By the Grace of the Gods", which was broadcast from October 2020, is now in production. To commemorate this, a congratulatory illustration from character designer Deguchi Kaho has arrived.
In this work, Takebayashi Ryoma, a 39-year-old single salaryman working as a system engineer at a black company, meets a tragic end in his apartment alone. Ryoma is summoned to heaven, but the God of Creation, Goddess of Love, and God of Life ask for his cooperation, and he is reincarnated in another world as a child. Surrounded by kind people, Ryoma's days are filled with fun, and a fantasy of a slow life in a different world is depicted.
At the end of the first season, Eliaria, played by Kuwahara Yuuki, went to school in the royal capital and said goodbye to Ryoma, played by Tadokoro Azusa, promising to meet him again in three years. What kind of slow life will Ryoma lead with the slimes in the second season, and how will the slow life in another world continue to attract attention?
More information about the second season of the TV anime "By the Grace of the Gods" will be announced at a later date.
(C) Roy, Hobby Japan / "By the Grace of the Gods" Production Committee
The latest animation of "Pokemon", "Yume no Tsubomi" has been released on the YouTube channel of "Pokemon Kids TV". The director is Yamashita Shingo, continuing his role from "Pokemon: Twilight Wings" and the animation is by Studio Colorido.
This work is released as the 3rd "Poketoon" series on Pokémon official YouTube channel, "Pokemon Kids TV". It is depicted from the view of the parents and child before the start of the journey as a Pokémon trainer.
The animation is handled by Studio Colorido, which had handled "Penguin Highway", and "A Whisker Away" while the director is Yamashita Shingo, who had handled the anime "Pokemon: Twilight Wings" that takes place in the same setting as "Pokemon Sword and Shield". The comments from Yamashita have been released.
The latest animation of "Pokemon", "Yume no Tsubomi” is currently available on the YouTube channel of "Pokemon Kids TV".
Comments from the general director Yamashita Shingo
I will be handling the animation series of Pokémon after the "Pokemon: Twilight Wings" series. Regardless of the work, I'm trying my best in directing each episode so that the thoughts of "I want to watch more of this world setting and characters!" will appear. Please look forward to this work.
（C）2021 Pokémon. （C）1995-2021 Nintendo/Creatures Inc./GAME FREAK inc.
A new anime "Given: Uragawa no Sonzai", which depicts the story of Mafuyu and Ritsuka behind the scenes in "Given" (movie), has been announced along with a live-action drama adaptation.
"Given" is a BL manga by Kizu Natsuki serialized in Shinshokan's "Chéri+" since the 2013 Spring Issue. Centering on the four members of a rock band, the popular series depicts their love lives and their growth. It was initially broadcast in Fuji TV's "Noitamina" slot from July to September 2019, and "Given" (film) was released in August 2020.
The new anime "Given: Uragawa no Sonzai" depicts the high school student members Mafuyu and Ritsuka facing their own problems and supporting each other, behind the conflicts between Haruki, Akihiko, and Ugetsu.
The key visual featuring the two of them playing music on the school's stairs with a gentle light cast on them symbolizes the relationship between them.
It was also announced that a live-action drama will be created for the video streaming service FOD. Uenoyama Ritsuka will be played by Suzuki Jin, Satou Mafuyu by Sanari, Kaji Akihiko by Inowaki Kai, and Nakayama Haruki by Yanagi Shuntarou. The show is scheduled to be released on FOD at 12:00 a.m. on July 17 (JST).
The new anime "Given: Uragawa no Sonzai" will be included in the bonus DVD of the limited edition of the"Given" manga vol. 7, which will be released on December 1, 2021.
(C) Kizu Natsuki, Shinshokan / Given Production Committee
(C) Kizu Natsuki, Shinshokan / Fuji Television
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.