The lineups for the opening of “TOHO Cinema Tachikawa Tachichi” on Sep. 10, 2020 have been decided. The lineups consist of “Studio Chizu's Director Hosoda Mamoru's Works Special Screening”, “Shin Gozilla <<Thunderous Roar>> Special Screening”, “'Thunderous Roar! Girls und Panzer' Special Screening”, and other movies.
“TOHO Cinema Tachikawa Tachichi” is a newly open cinema near the Tama Monorail's “Tachichi” station.
For the “Studio Chizu's Director Hosoda Mamoru's Works Special Screening”, it consists of “The Girl Who Leapt Through Time” from Sep. 10 until Sep. 17, “Summer Wars” from Sep. 18 until Sep. 24, “Wolf Children ” from Sep. 25 until Oct. 1, “The Boy and the Beast” from Oct. 2 until Oct. 8, and “Mirai” from Oct. 9 until Oct. 15.
Other than that, “Shin Gozilla <<Thunderous Roar>> Special Screening” is available from Sep. 10 until Sep. 17, and it is a special “thunderous roar” version that is available at the “holy land” Tachikawa. For “'Thunderous Roar! Girls und Panzer' Special Screening”, it consists the movie “Girls und Panzer der Film” on Sep. 10, “Girls und Panzer: The Final Chapter Part-1” on Sep. 17, and “Girls und Panzer: The Final Chapter Part-2” on Sep. 24. This special screening will also use the “thunderous roar” version.
The information for each screening can be found at “TOHO Cinema Tachikawa Tachihi” official webpage.
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The sale of the "Movie Ticket with Special Booklet & Clip" for the movie "Looking for Magical Doremi", the work to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Magical DoReMi, has started.
Moreover, the new cut-scenes of Mt. Hidataka and Nara, the places affiliated with "DoReMi" and the places that the heroines travel to, have been revealed.
The "Movie Ticket with Special Booklet & Clip" is only available at major online website from Sep. 4.
The special booklet is a book that contains information, including the story of this movie, characters' introduction, an article by the anime evaluator, Fujitsu Ryouta, and the production note based on the interview with the directors Satou Junichi and Kamatani Haruka, the script writer Kuriyama Midori, and the character designer & chief animation director, Umakoshi Yoshihiko.
For the clip, it is a pink clip with the Magical DoReMi's 20th-anniversary mark. As it is a large sized, it can be used to hold the document for work or used as a design accent in the room.
The "Movie Ticket with Special Booklet & Clip" is priced at 2,000 JPY (delivery fees excluded).
The travels of Sora, Mire, and Reika visiting Mt. Hidataka and Nara, the place affiliated with "Magical DoReMi" can be seen from the revealed cut-scenes.
The first place that the three of them visited, Mt. Hidataka at Gifu Prefecture is featured in the movie "More! Ojamajo Doremi: Secret of the Frog Stone" (2001) and it the place where Doremi and the others paid a visit to Doremi's grandfather's house.
The cut-scenes depicts the "Takayama Matsuri Yatai Kaikan " that exhibit the yatai (floats) of "Takayama Festival", one of Japan three most beautiful festivals and is held on Apr. & Oct. each year, and the old Japanese-style house that will remind you of Doremi's grandfather house.
Then, after the three deepen their relationship, they travel to Nara, which is the destination of the Doremi and the others' school trip that is featured on episode 11 "Nara! A Fated Meeting" of "Useless Witch Doremi Kaboom!".
While being guided by the university student, Oomiya, who they encounter in the middle of their trip and fans of "Magical DoReMi!", they visited Nandaimon Gate, Todaiji, and Nara Park where Doremi and the others took their class photos.
The movie "Looking for Witch Apprentices" to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Magical DoReMi, will be released nationwide on Nov. 13, 2020.
（C）Toei, Toei Animation
The anime project of "Good Bye Cramer", the youth story by Arakawa Naoji, the mangaka known for "Your Lies in April", has been announced. The project visual and teaser have been revealed. Shimabukuro Miyuri, Wakayama Shion, Uchiyama Kouki, Oosaka Ryouta, and others are announced as the casts and the movie adaptation & TV anime will be released on Apr. 2021.
"Good Bye Cramer" is the manga by "Your Lies in April"'s Arakawa Naoji, and it is about the "girls' soccer".
The female protagonist, Onda Nozomi used to play soccer with the boys since she was young but after entering middle school, she encounters the obstacle known as "physical".
It a youth story that depicts her struggle on the boys’ soccer club for the middle school arc and the high school arc that shows her aiming for the top of the girls’ soccer.
The anime projects will be split into the middle school arc shown through the movie "Good Bye Cramer - First Touch" and the high school arc shown through the TV anime "Good Bye Cramer".
The captions "The things I can do now" that depict the struggle in the boys' soccer club during middle school and the appearance of Nozomi along with the teammates, whom she played with, from the high school girls soccer club can be seen from the project visual.
Along with that, the cast has been announced as well.
The protagonist, Onda Nozomi will be voiced by Shimabukuro Miyuri, Echizen Sawa (Nozomi's friend) will be voiced by Wakayama Shion, Yamada Tetsu and Takei Kaoru from the boys’ soccer club will be voiced by Uchiyama Kouki and Oosaka Ryouta respectively. Onda Junpei (Nozomi's younger brother) will be voiced by Shiraishi Ryouko, Samejima Kouzou (coach of the boys’ soccer club) will be voiced by Yusa Kouji and Tani Yasuaki, who started soccer due to Nozomi's influence, will be voiced by Tsuchiya Shinba.
The movie "Good Bye Cramer - First Touch" will be released nationwide on Apr. 2021, and the TV anime "Good Bye Cramer" will start on Apr. 2021
<Below are the full commentaries>
Shimabukuro Miyuri (Voice of Onda Nozomi)
-What's your impression of this work?
I started reading the original manga when I was accepted for the audition, but the delicate psychological description and the lively arts had attracted me, and I ended up being immersed in it as I continue to flip the pages.
The strength and beauty of gambling one's "youth" for a single thing. I am unable to take my eye away from the dazzling characters that didn't give up regardless of the situations and continue growing.
-What's your impression of the character and your enthusiasm?
I think that she is quite an honest girl. She continues to do her best without leaving out anything and it won't be meaningless as she enjoyed playing soccer more than anyone. Just by looking at her, it makes me feels optimistic unconsciously.
I had attended the audition with the thoughts of "I want to voice Onda!", and I am being split apart by the happiness and anxiousness right now. I will do my best so that I can return the power that I obtained from this manga and Onda Nozomi through the voice of Onda Nozomi.
(C) Arakawa Naoji, Kodansha/ 2021 "Good Bye Cramer the Movie" Production Committee (C) Arakawa Naoji, Kodansha/ Good Bye Cramer Production Committee
Yamadera Kouichi and Ootani Ikue will be co-starring in the youthful fantasy film "Kimi wa Kanata", which is fully backed by Toshima-ku Ikebukuro, the land of manga and animation. They have worked together in various works, including the "Pokémon" series and the overseas drama "Full House", and this will be the first time they will be playing "a doube cast".
Under director Sena Yoshinobu, who is working on a animation feature film for the first time, "Kimi wa Kanata" has Matsumoto Honoka, who played Sumiko, the main character's coworker, in the NHK TV series "Hiyokko", and Seto Toshiki, who played Kamen Rider Brave in "Kamen Rider Ex-Aid, as the main cast.
Mio (voice: Matsumoto Honoka) has feelings for her childhood friend Arata (voice: Seto Toshiki) but hasn't been able to express those feelings to him, and their relationship has been a bit awkward.
One day, Mio gets into a fight with Arata over something her friend said. She goes to meet Arata to make up with him, but she has an accident on her way there.
When Mio regains consciousness, she find herself in a strange world.
Yamadera and Ootani will be double casting Gheemon, the character that guides Mio in the strange world.
When asked about when he got the offer, Yamadera said, "I thought it was some kind of mistake, and I asked my manager to confirm the offer immediately. I couldn't wrap my head around the fact that I was double casting with Ootani-san and that it was a cute character, haha."
Ootani's reaction to this offer, which is the first time in her career was, "I was excited by the amazing offer! It's such an honor to be given this opportunity."
Director Sena explained the reason for double casting Yamadera and Ootani as Gheemon, "I had this image of Gheemon being a weird character, so I thought of changing its voice along with its looks. And when I thought about who I wanted it to be voiced by, Yamadera-san and Ootani-san were the ones who immediately came to my mind."
It hasn't been revealed how the two will be playing the role, so let's look forward to further information to come up.
The film "Kimi wa Kanata" will be screened at nationwide theaters including TOHO Cinemas Ikebukuro from Nov. 27, 2020.
<Full comments are as below>
Yamadera Kouichi as Gheemon
■Thoughts on being offered a double cast.
I thought it was some kind of mistake, and I asked my manager to confirm the offer immediately.
I couldn't wrap my head around the fact that I was double casting with Ootani-san and that it was a cute character, haha.
■Thoughts on the recording.
Director Sena explained Gheemon's character in-depth and with a strong passion, so I really enjoyed the role.
It was quite the experience to play the same role as Ootani-san.
Ootani Ikue as Gheemon
■Thoughts on being offered a double cast.
I was excited by the amazing offer! It's such an honor to be given this opportunity.
■Thoughts on the recording.
Yamadera-san's was cool as always. Cute? Maybe.
It was a new experience to dig into the same character together. Working with him was so reassuring.
Director/Scriptwriter/Author: Sena Yoshinobu
■The reason for double casting Yamadera-san and Ootani-san
I had this image of Gheemon being a weird character, so I thought of changing its voice along with its looks. And when I thought about who I wanted it to be voiced by, Yamadera-san and Ootani-san were the ones who immediately came to my mind.
Yamadera-san is like the joker in a deck of cards. He can take on any role perfectly and is a superstar that can express a strong presence even in short lines.
And Ootani-san has an amazing voice that continues to soothe everyone who hears it.
The idea of double casting came to me when I thought it would be great if the two could voice Gheemon together.
■Thoughts after finishing the recording.
I realized again that Yamadera-san is an amazing entertainer who always thinks about giving the audience an enjoyable experience.
Ootani-san brought much more cuteness and comfort to the character than I expected.
Please come to the theaters to see how the two take on the role of the same character!
(C)"Kimi wa Kanata" Production Committee
The latest film of director Hosoda Mamoru, known for "The Girl Who Leapt Through Time", "Summer Wars", and others, will be released in summer 2021. The title is "Ryuu to Sobakasu no Hime", and it takes place in the extremely large internet world "U" that has more than 5 billion registered accounts worldwide.
Director Hosoda has obtained an award in "Japan Academy Film Prize for Animation of the Year" for his previous works, including "The Girl Who Leapt Through Time" (2006), "Summer Wars" (2009), "Wolf Children" (2012), "The Boy and the Beast" (2015), and "Mirai" (2018).
Also, "Mirai" was nominated for "Annie Awards" and "Academy Award for Best Animated Feature", and not only has it charm the audience in Japan, but also the worldwide audience.
The latest film "Ryuu to Sobakasu no Hime" was announced as "Studio Chizu", the animation studio that he formed together with Saitou Yuichiro, will welcomed its 10th anniversary in 2021.
The plot are still remain as a mysterious and the only known information is the title and the single concept arts that depict the internet world "U", the setting of the story.
When we talk about director Hosoda, we will think about "Summer Wars" and "Digimon Adventure: Our War Game!" (2000), and others, that have depicted who the internet and digital technology have changed the life of people.
After the title and concept art of the latest film were announced, various feedbacks can be seen on Twitter, including "Will it be similar to 'Summer Wars'?" and "Just when I thought that the visual is mirroring Summer Wars's OZ, the setting for this latest film is the internet world 'U'! I can't wait for the teaser as I am wondering about the world setting...!"
"Ryuu to Sobakasu no Hime" will open in nationwide Toho affiliated theatres in summer 2021.
What kind of internet world will be depicted in the film with the latest knowledge that director Hosoda is referring to... do look forward to the future news.
（C）2021 Studio Chizu
Studio Chizu, affiliated with director Hosoda Mamoru, has distributed "Summer Wars" themed wallpapers for use during web conferences or e-learning through their official twitter.
This time, the fifth set of wallpaper from the anime movie "Summer Wars" (directed by Hosoda Mamoru, 2009) was released.
It's the story of a boy who joins a large family in the Japanese countryside and suddenly has to deal with a crisis that threatens the entire world.
So far, Studio Chizu released the first set of "Summer Wars" wallpaper on Apr. 9, the second set and third set on Apr. 10, the fourth set on Apr. 13 and the fifth set on Apr. 15.
All of them are only for personal use, but why not use them during web conferences, e-learning or "online drinking parties" with friends?
（C）2009 SUMMERWARS FILM PARTNERS
To celebrate the 10th anniversary of director Hosoda Mamoru's original feature film "SUMMER WARS", a pop-up store featuring a lineup of new goods that utilize the series' world view and characters will be held at Shibuya Parco 6F Tokyo Otaku Mode TOKYO from Jan. 24, 2020.
SUMMER WARS is celebrating the 10th anniversary of its movie release, and various projects are in progress until the summer of 2020. This time, new goods that utilize this work's world view and characters have appeared in the pop-up store. A three-dimensional cushion sized like you can embrace John and Yoko, the guardians of OZ, and a large lug with a diameter of 160 cm that is boldly printed with a full view of OZ, and Kokeshis, which were reproduced based on the avatars of Kenji, Natsuki, King Kazma and Fake Kenji who are very active in OZ, were also lined up.
Besides those, a necklace inspired by the "key of OZ", earrings that reproduce the rare items of Kichijo given toNatsuki when he played Hanafuda with Love Machine, and a hail based on a floating star are also available.
Also, at the pop-up store, you will receive a Tokyo Otaku Mode TOKYO-limited "Avatar Tin Badge" (30 types) for every 1,000 JPY (tax included) worth of goods purchased. Premium Art Pouches, which are scheduled to be released as capsule toys from early Feb. 2020, will be pre-sold, so please check them out.
The 10th anniversary pop-up store of “SUMMER WARS” will be held at Tokyo Otaku Mode TOKYO, Shibuya Parco 6F from Jan. 24, 2020 to Feb. 11, 2020.
(C) 2009 SUMMERWARS FILM PARTNERS
Since opening on Feb. 11, cutscenes from "Sailor Moon Eternal: The Movie Part 2" were released, displaying slice of life scenarios of the 4 Outer Sailor Guardians, Tomoe Hotaru (Super Sailor Saturn), Tenoh Haruka (Super Sailor Uranus), Kaioh Michiru (Super Sailor Neptune), Meioh Setsuna (Super Sailor Pluto).
The first scene displays the four of them having dinner together surrounding a round table. A young Hotaru appears to be having fun while laughing in a lovely manner while Haruka, Michiru, and Setsuna stare at her tenderly with affection. Different from the usual serious demeanor when fighting as Sailor Guardians, this scene depicts a different, softer side of the characters.
This next scene has Haruka holding Michiru's shoulder, who holds a bouquet of white roses in her hand. Haruka is wears a simple shirt combined with a large pearl necklace, while Michiru is dressed in a long one-piece designed with big rose patterns.This scene is composed well to show the characters exuding plenty of their stylish and elegant tastes. It is yet another of those beloved scenes in which the Sailor Guardians can be seen in fashionable plain clothing.
Lastly, this memorable scene shows Haruka and Michiru staring seriously at a solar system hologram created by Hotaru, who concentrates effortfully with her eyes closed. What exactly is this hologram showing to them?
"Sailor Moon Eternal: The Movie Part 2" premiered on Feb. 11, 2021, and is currently being screened at theaters throughout Japan.
A collaboration poster of "New Gods: Nezha Reborn", released on February 26, 2021, and "White Snake", which a dubbed version will be released in summer 2021, has been released. A special video in which the owner of the Precious Jade Workshop, one of the main characters of "White Snake", talks about "New Gods: Nezha Reborn" was also released.
"New Gods: Nezha Reborn" is a film produced by Light Chaser Animation Studios, which worked on "White Snake", a movie that reached over 7 billion JPY in box office revenue in China. It gained attention all over the world and was nominated for the WIP category in the 2020 Annecy International Animation Film Festival.
Also, a Japanese dubbed version of "White Snake" is scheduled to be released in summer 2021. The cast members include Sakuma Daisuke (Snow Man), Mimori Suzuko, Sugita Tomokazu, Yuuki Aoi, and Sakura Ayane.
The newly released video was created as a celebration of the release of "New Gods: Nezha Reborn" in China. It is a gorgeous video in which the owner of the Precious Jade Workshop, one of the main characters of "White Snake" who has two faces, a girl and a fox, talks about "New Gods: Nezha Reborn" and even shows off a sexy dance.
In the collaboration poster, Li Yunxiang, the hero of "New Gods: Nezha Reborn", and Blanca, the heroine of "White Snake", are drawn in a spiral with a delicate touch, and in the middle, sits Nezha, the protective deity of Yunxiang, with a powerful presence. "Seken ni Mitomerarezutomo Konse wo Muda ni Shinai" (We won't waste our lives even if no one accepts us) is an important line for both titles.
"New Gods: Nezha Reborn" is released on February 26, 2021, and the Japanese dubbed version of "White Snake" is scheduled to be released in summer 2021.
(C) Light Chaser Animation Studios
"Otoppe", a program for kids that has been broadcast for five years, will be released as a musical movie for the first time. The title will be "Otoppe Movie: Papa Don't Cry", and it will be released this fall. The trailer and visual have been revealed as well.
”Otoppe" is a program for kids that depicts the funny life of Shina, who wants to become a top DJ in the world, and "Otoppe", mysterious creatures that were born out of sound, under the theme of "listening observation".
The catchy songs and dances that are in the program are also popular, and the related videos have recorded over 150 million views. The program receives support from both children and adults.
The protagonist of "Otoppe Movie: Papa Don't Cry" is Otoppe Windy, known as the laziest wind in the Otoppe Town.
Windy names a baby, who appears out of nowhere and resembles himself, "Lil (provisional)", and brings her up.
Even though Windy struggles with a regular life and taking care, he gradually reaches out to her. However, Lil has some secret...
Iguchi Yuka will play Windy, Kuno Misaki will play DJ Shina, Nishijima Hidetoshi will play Westy, and Inagaki Kuremi, who was chosen on the audition, will play a mysterious baby Otoppe Lil. The director is Ushiku Takashi, the scenario will be handled by Mukouda Kunihiko, and the music will be handled by Yoshida Isao.
"Otoppe Movie: Papa Don't Cry" will be released in the fall of 2021.
Iguchi Yuka as Windy
FInally, Otoppe will be released as a movie! And it will be a musical!! Byu-byu-!!?? Is the protagonist Windy!!!? Byu wa-!!!!! I am surprised and excited at the same time! It has been broadcast for five years, and I am so glad. Thank you very much. I will play Windy, who is very expressive, blowing around, and pleasing everyone, with all of my effort. I hope everyone becomes full of smiles after watching the movie. There will be many songs that you cannot help hamming! Please look forward to it!
Kuno Misaki as Shina
I have been recording, hoping that many children watch Otoppe, so I am so glad that it will be released as a movie. I am already excited to see Windy performing. I hope a lot of people get to know Otoppe through this movie.
Inagaki Kuremi as Lil
When I watched 'Otoppe' on TV when I was six years old, I immediately became a fan of the songs, and sang 'Uki-Uki Otoppe' many times. I learned that different things had different sounds, and I looked for Otoppe in my house using an app. I was thinking what kind of sound each thing makes, and surprised to listen to some of them for the first time. I wanted to go to Otoppe Town, and I am so glad that my dream will come true as Lil-chan. I am really excited. I love the songs of Otoppe as I cannot help singing them once I hear them. I cannot wait to watch the movie in the theater.
Nishijima Hidetoshi as Westy
Otoppe will finally become a movie! I am so glad. How is the adventure of the characters going to be with their unique worldview? It will be a great work for sure. I will try with all my effort so that kids can enjoy the wonderful movie.
Ushiku Takashi as the Director
I have been involved in Otoppe through scenario writing and ending for the TV series, and YouTube videos. I am glad and very nervous to be a director of this movie. As we are in a difficult time, we will make our best effort more than ever to create a cheerful, enjoyable, but sometimes mysterious musical movie, being true to Otoppe. Please look forward to it!
(C)2021 'Otoppe Movie: Papa Don't Cry' Production Committee
(C)MHK / Otoppe Machi Yakuba
The new visual of "Detective Conan: The Scarlet Bullet", which will be released on April 16, 2021, after being postponed for one year, has been revealed. Also, it was announced that the new trailer will be released on March 3.
"Detective Conan: The Scarlet Bullet" is the 24th movie of the "Detective Conan" movie series.
The story begins where "Vacuum Superconducting Magnetic Levitation Railway", a train invented for the world's largest sports festival "WSG- World Sports Games"'s opening ceremony, gets involved in an unexpected case. In the background of the incident, there is Akai Shuuichi, and other FBI officers waiting for his orders...
The new visual depicts the gathering of the Akai Family, which is the key person in the main story, such as Akai Shuichi, Mary, Sera Masumi, and Haneda Shukichi. The visual is made up of the cut-scenes from the movie and the desperate expression of the injured Conan in the fire give off an impact impression.
Also, it was decided that the new trailer of the movie that can only be seen at the end of the "Detective Conan: The Scarlet Alibi", currently available in theatre, will have a premium release at 9:00 PM, on March 4, on YouTube. It is a 90 seconds trailer that is filled with various new cut-scenes together with the theme song "Eien no Fuzai Shoumei" by Tokyo Jihen.
"Detective Conan: The Scarlet Bullet" will be released in nationwide theatres on April 16, 2021. The early bird tickets will be on sale from March 6.
(C) Aoyama Gosho/ Detective Conan Production Committee
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.