The anticipated last chapter of “Fruits Basket”, “Fruits Basket” The Final, has been decided to be broadcast in 2021. Also, the illustrations by the author Takaya Natsuki, which were posted on Twitter after each episode of the 2nd season, were all released on the program’s official website.
“Fruits Basket” is originally a girls’ manga serialized on “Hana to Yume” by Takaya Natsuki from 1998 to 2006. The comics have a circulation of over 30 million copies, and is still loved by fans after 15 years since its serialization. The 1st season was broadcast from Apr. 2019 and the 2nd season was from Apr. 2020.
In the final episode of the 2nd season, episode 25, Soma Kureno’s curse was broken, and we found out that the key character of the story, Soma Akito, was a female. Why does she cling to the bonds of the zodiacs? Why does she try to pin them down with fear? The final season finally reveals the past and feelings of Akito.
Also, at the program’s official website, the illustrations by the author Takaya Natsuki, which were posted on Twitter after each episode of the 2nd season, will be released for a limited time. You can go over the 2nd season while looking at the illustrations filled with the author’s thoughts and feeling, so be sure to check them out.
TV anime “Fruits Basket” The Final will be broadcast in 2021.
(C)Takaya Natsuki, Hakusensha / Fruits Basket Production Committee
Smartphone game with TV anime adoption, "Idolish Seven", decided to hold the 5th anniversary event called "Idolish Seven 5th Anniversary Event & BEGINNING NEXT", and the event will be held from Jan. 23, 2021 to Jan. 24, 2021 at Yokohama Arena.
In "Idolish Seven 5th Anniversary Event & BEGINNING NEXT", the cast, including Ono Kenshou and Shirai Yuusuke, will appear on the stage and the reading performance and other special contents will be held at the event.
The fastest reservation code for the ticket is included in the 1st edition of the TV anime "Idolish Seven Second BEAT" Blu-ray/DVD and ZOOL's 1st album "einsatZ".
"Idolish Seven 5th Anniversary Event & BEGINNING NEXT" will be held from Jan. 23, 2021 to Jan. 24, 2021 at Yokohama Arena.
Detail information is at "Idolish Seven Official Website.
(C) Ainana Production Committee/ BNOI
To celebrate the release of "SHAMAN KING" as a completely new TV anime from April 2021 and the publication of all 35 volumes of Kodansha's Magazine Edge KC, an ad recreating the "Funbari Onsen" which is popular in the series will appear. An advertising car is running on the Seibu Ikebukuro Line until November 30, 2020.
"SHAMAN KING" is Takei Hiroyuki's masterpiece, which has sold more than 35 million copies for the series.
In this story, the main character, Asakura You, a medium called "Shaman", participates in a shaman fight to determine the top of the shamans and battles with his friends to become the Shaman King.
This time, in celebration of the new TV anime and the publication of all 35 volumes, an advertisement that recreates the "Funbari Onsen" has been developed.
The ad depicts the characters spending a relaxing time in a hot spring with a spectacular view of the Funbari Hills, forgetting the exhaustion of battle.
The new recital series "Sekai ga Kioku de Afureru Mae ni" (Before the world is filled with memories) vol.0 featuring voice actors Kaji Yuuki and Kaida Yuuko, was shown on November 14, 2020 at EX THEATER ROPPONGI.
The recital "Sekai ga Kioku de Afureru Mae ni" is an original work that was created with the creators of TV Asahi recital program "Watashi no Atama no Naka no Keshigomu" (A Moment to Remember).
The stage only has a man and female without any extravagant stage settings or actions. This is a live entertainment that uses the voice acting of the performers and the imagination of the audiences.
The performance has the voice actors Kaji Yuuki and Kaida Yuuko sitting on the stage and reciting their lines in a phantasmagoric manner. Their voice acting has caused the memories of each character to pop out in the mind of the audiences and it has become a reality recital as if they had seen all the situations with their eyes.
Also, the audiences were able to enjoy being immersed in the world from the video performance and lightning. The voice of the several dozen characters and the sound effects prepared for various scenes that vibrate in the hall multiplied the effect many times over.
Then, the audiences were greatly moved when the story had reached the memories of "Sorai", voiced by Kaji and "Nano", voiced by Kaida.
Moreover, this recital can be watched on "PIA LIVE STREAN" now. The ticket is priced at 3,000 JPY, and it can be watched as many times as you want until November 30. So, do take this chance and watch it if you miss it out.
（C）2020 Recital "Sekai ga Kioku de Afureru Mae ni". All Rights Reserved.
"GUNPLA EXPO TOKYO 2020 feat. GUNDAM conference", an event of "Gunpla" (plastic model kits based on "Mobile Suit Gundam"), will be held at Sankaku Hiroba, Shinjuku Sumitomo Building from Nov. 12 to 15, 2020. Some online contents will also be offered under the theme of "Future Gunpla Factory".
At "GUNPLA EXPO TOKYO 2020 feat. GUNDAM conference", items to celebrate Gunpla's 40th anniversary will be exhibited, and new products from "Hathaway's Flash" and the latest products of the SD Gundam Series, will be announced, and assemble trial sessions will also be held.
Furthermore, 1/1 scale Beam Saber and Shield will be exhibited along with a screening of a special opening video featuring 1/1 scale Gunpla , and other information about Gundam and Gunpla will be announced at the stage.
The event at the stage will be streamed, and "VR exhibition hall", a virtual venue, will also be available at the official website from 21:00 on Nov. 14 to give you the feeling of being at the real venue.
"GUNPLA EXPO TOKYO 2020 feat. GUNDAM conference" will be held at Sankaku Hiroba, Shinjuku Sumitomo Building from Nov. 12 to 15, 2020. Limited items that will be on sale at the venue will be avairable on "Premium Bandai".
Please check out the official website for detailed information.
The key visual for TV anime "Fruits Basket" 2nd season (starting from Apr. 6, 2020) was released. In addition, the comment for 2nd season broadcast arrived from the author of the original manga, Takaya Natsuki.
The original manga of "Fruits Basket" is a manga for girls and ladies, which was serialized from 1998 until 2006 in "Hana to Yume" (Hakusensha). The author is Takaya Natsuki. The series is published over 30 million copied worldwide, and it has been adopted in TV anime in TV Tokyo-related channels in 2001 (a total of 26 episodes), and adopted in stage plays in 2009.
It has been adopted in TV anime again from Apr. 2019 with new staff and cast members, and 1st season was broadcast on TV Tokyo and other channels from Apr. to Jun. 2019. The 2nd season will be broadcast from Apr. 6, 2020.
The episodes of 2nd season have been adopted in anime for the first time.
A year is about to pass since Tooru began to live in Sigure's house.
He has been interacting with Souma family, not limited to Yuki to Kyo, but what still matters is the existence of "curse".
A path that he should follow, a determined fate, and the everlasting party of 12 animals- what would Yuki, Kyou, and Tooru think and make a decision by facing those things...?
The key visual revealed this time depicts Honda Tooru, Souma Yuki, and Kusama Kyou and other characters running the seashore, with a catchphrase, "Making a step forward. Believing it for sure". This key visual creates the expectation for how the character overcome their sad past and troubles each characters have from 1st season.
TV anime "Fruits Basket" 2nd season will be broadcast on TV Tokyo and other channels from Monday, Apr. 6, 2020.
<Full comments are listed below>
The author of the original manga: Takaya Natsuki
Congratulations on the broadcast of the anime, Fruits Basket 2nd season.
I want to continuously thank everyone who is working on this anime, and I am happy to see this anime has been delivered to many fans.
To be honest, I have things from manga already forgotten although I am the author (it is because 10+ years has already passed since the end of the manga), and I cried every time I checked the original manga for a script, thinking, "Who made such a sad story...? I did". Since I repeatedly did that, I am worried that liquid in my body will be gone after movies, voices, music, and other factors are added to my work.
Please look over the characters striving in 2nd season for them to become a lost child to not a lost child, but to do so, they have to be lost for a long time.
And, please love them in a way they are.
I am looking forward to the anime also as a fan.
(C) Takaya Natsuki・Hakusensha/Fruits Basket Production Committee
The 2nd season of TV Anime 『Fruits Basket』 will begin broadcast in 2020. It was also announced that the two characters that appeared in the final episode in season 1 like Kakeru Manabe will be voiced by Takuya Eguchi and Machi Kuragi by Ai Kakuma.
An event where voice actors and artists from anime works aired by TV Tokyo known as 「Anime JAM2019」 will be held on December 22 at Maihama Amphitheater. Announcement of the work line-up and performers that will be appearing, comments from cast and a new CM narrated by Nobunaga Shimazaki have arrived.
It's been one month since the fall 2020 anime season has been started.
Not only the main story of TV anime but also the theme songs that shows the world of the title in 1 minute 30 seconds attract a lot of attention. Since many anime titles have been released during the fall of 2020, we have a wider variety of songs than usual. Which theme song among that variety caught the hearts of fans?
Here, at Anime! Anime!, we conducted a reader survey entitled "Which song among the theme songs of the fall 2020 anime titles you like the most?" We received responses from 253 people during the survey period from November 3 to November 10.
The male-female ratio is about 40% for males and about 60% for females. About 50% of the age group were minors, and about 25% were in their 20s.
First announced results will be about OP themes.
■ A collection of theme songs that match the title's world view!
1st place goes to "Kaikai Kitan" by Eve from "Jujutsu Kaisen". The approval rating is about 11%.
Readers commented, "The song and lyrics are refreshing and dark, and it suits to 'Jujutsu Kaisen'", and "The lyrics and content match, and so I started to like it even more."
There are also were explanations why OP becomes so popular. There were comments like, "The anime and the song matched, and it is so cool", "The most fashionable opening of this season!", and "I watch it all every time."
2nd place is shared between "Hypnosis Mi - Rhyme Anima-" by All Stars from "Hypnosis Mic-Divison Rap Battle - Rhyme Anima" and "Kaimin! Anmin! Syalist Seikatsu" by Princess Syalis (CV: Minase Inori) from "Sleepy Princess in the Demon Castle". The approval rating is about 8%.
About "Hypnosis Mic", many fans pointed out captivating rap, "Fast rap of 12 people is incredible! Such great singing... Voice actors are just amazing!", and "I was impressed when I saw it in the introductory video. There is a sense of speed, and it is a cool gathering of gorgeous voice actors! I listen it so many times." Video fulfilled with a sense of speed is also popular, "Running feeling is comfortable, and all characters gathered together is the best!"
Many comments about "Sleepy Princess in the Demon Castle" said, "Minase Inori as Princess Syalis sounds very cute."
Especially, there are many comments about how highly addictive the song is, "The interlude of "non-REM sleep" is very addictive, it sticks in your brain every day", and some readers even said, "I could listen to it infinitely".
Moreover, "Assault Lily" and "Sleepy Princess in the Demon Castle" ate topping the list with the same number of men votes only. 3rd place is shared among 4 titles, "Mr. Osomatsu (3rd season)", "Love Live! Nijigasaki High School Idol Club", "Jujutsu Kaisen", and "Wandering Witch: The Journey of Elaina".
For women votes only, "Jujutsu Kaisen" is topping the list, while "Hypnosis Mic" goes 2nd. 3rd place is shared between "Haikyu!! To the Top 2nd Cool" and "Moriarty the Patriot" with the same number of votes.
About "Sacred world" by RAISE A SUILEN from "Assault Lily", "It is "insanely cool, and it matches the OP video in the best possible way", and "I love the good nostalgic sense of anime songs".
About "nice to NEET you!" by AOP from "Mr. Oomatsu", "I like the lyrics that express my exact feelings about unwilling go to work," and "There is a strong feeling of useless people."
About "Niijiro Passions" by Nijigasaki High School Idol Club from "Love Live! Nijigasaki High School Idol Club", "A bright song that fits for school idola. It's nice to start feeling joy before the anime starts."
About "Literature" by Ueda Reina from "Wandering Witch: The Journey of Elaina", "It's so sad that I cry whenever I listen to fully, but I thought it was the best song, this somehow warm song is the best one", and "Ueda-san's clear voice matches the lyrics and the atmosphere of the witch's journey, and I really like it."
About "Toppako" by SUPER BEAVERs from "Haikyuu!!", "Not only it fits the world of "Haikyu !!", but it also inspires and supports you while you listening.", and "It rises tensions before the game starts."
About "DYING WISH" by Hatanaka Tasuku from "Moriarty the Patriot" we received comments like, "It's a little off for the original, but you can feel the sexy atmosphere", and "Fast and stylish! I'm also wondering if Hatanaka Tasuku, who is singing it, will appear in the work!"
■ Ranking Top 20
"Which song among the theme songs of the fall 2020 anime titles you like the most? OP Ver."
1st place "Jujutsu Kaisen"
2nd place "Hypnosis Mic-Divison Rap Battle - Rhyme Anima"
2nd place "Sleepy Princess in the Demon Castle"
4th place "Mr. Osomatsu (3rd season)"
5th place "Love Live! Nijigasaki High School Idol Club"
6th place "Haikyuu!! To the Top 2nd Cool"
7th place "Moriarty the Patriot"
8th place "IDOLiSH7: Second Beat! "
8th place "Assault Lily"
8th place "Is the Order a Rabbit?"
8th place "The Day I Became a God"
8th place "Wandering Witch: The Journey of Elaina"
13th place "Fly Me to the Moon"
14th place "Adachi and Shimamura"
15th place "Warlords of Sigrdrifa"
16th place "Golden Kamuy (3rd season)"
16th place "The Gymnastics Samurai"
16th place "Munou na Nana"
19th place "Akudama Drive"
19th place "Fire Force 2nd Cool"
19th place "Tsukiuta. The Animation 2 ”
19th place "D4DJ First Mix"
19th place "The Irregular at Magic High School: Visitor Arc"
(Survey period: November 3, 2020 to November 10, 2020)
Voice actor Hanazawa Kanaa, known for her role as Kanrouji Mitsuri, the love interest in "Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba", and voice actor Miyano Mamoru, widely known for his role as the Financial Services Agency and Furuya in the drama "Hanzawa Naoki", will appear on the November 16, 2020 episode of Nippon Television's variety program "Shabekuri 007".
On this day, "Shabekuri 007" will be titled "Popular No. 1 Voice Actor & Hanzawa Voice Actor, Image Collapse!?" Hanazawa-san and Miyano-san, who have worked together in numerous anime films including the Chinese anime film "The Legend of Hei", "Steins Gate", and "Inu x Boku SS", will appear in the variety show at the same time.
They talk about their hobbies, dubbing fest, and Miyano-san's sexy voice "ASMR", among many other things.
After the appearance of Hanazawa-san and Miyano-san on "Shabekuri 007", people on the Internet said, "I have a feeling it will be fun! 'Oh...it's definitely a funny one...you just have to watch it! A number of people are looking forward to the broadcast, such as "I have a feeling it's going to be a broadcast incident"
Shabekuri 007" is aired on Mondays from 10:00 pm to 11:00 pm on Nippon Television Network.
Hanazawa-san and Miyano-san appear in the episode aired on November 16.
Studio Ghibli's first full 3DCG movie "Aya to Majo" was decided to be released on December 30, 2020. Along with that announcement, the casts, including Terajima Shinobu and Toyokawa Etsushi, have been announced.
"Aya to Majo" is a story about Aya, who was raised without knowing that she is a witch's daughter, living along with a nasty witch after being adopted by a peculiar family on a certain day. The idea is by Miyazaki Hayao while the director is Miyazaki Gorou.
After being selected as 1 of the 56 "Official Selection 2020" works of Festival International du Film de Cannes in June 2020, it has gathered a lot of attention from around the world.
This time, the casts for this work have been announced. The protagonist Aya is voiced by Hirasawa Kokoro, who was chosen by an audition. The other announced casts are Terajima Shinobu as Bella Yaga, Toyokawa Etsushi as Mandrake, and Hamada Gaku as Thomas. The comments from the casts have been revealed as well.
"Aya to Majo" will be broadcast at 7:30 PM, on December 30 on NHK General TV.
Terajima Shinobu, voice of Bella Yaga
It was like a dream experience for me as my first anime's voice acting is a work by Studio Ghibli. The appearance of Aya trying her best to live on magnificently regardless of her surrounding will surely give us the courage and hope in this current situation.
Toyokawa Etsushi, voice of Mandrake
Aya to Majo, I had finally gotten an offer for a work by my yearning Ghibli. I was nervous during my first time as a voice actor. I was unable to stop my excitement once I said my first lines. To you who are like an adult or a child, this will be a fantastic (Christmas) present that you will cherish at this time. Please do accept it!
Hamada Gaku, voice of Thomas
It was like a dream come true as I was able to participate in a work by my adoring Ghibli. The appearance of Aya accepting and facing all the situations with her head held high, gave me courage as well as make me smile. I am not sure what I am able to do as a black cat but I want to be by her side until she becomes independent.
Hirasawa Kokoro, voice of Aya
I'm Hirasawa Kokoro and I'm the voice actress for Aya! I was on cloud nine when I was chosen as the voice of Aya because I had the thought of "It might be hard for me to get the role" during the audition! Various historical Ghibli's works were displayed in Studio Ghibli, and it makes me feel excited as I have gotten the actual feel of participating in a Ghibli's work! I had done the voice acting while wanting to convey this earnest feeling. So, please enjoy Aya, who is strong, bright, and slightly cheeky yet can't be hated! Let is vibrate in everyone's "kokoro" (hearts, a play of word with her name)!
（C）2020 NHK, NEP, Studio Ghibli
On November 13, 2020, on "Friday road SHOW!", the dubbed version of "Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald", which will be its first regular TV broadcast, will be broadcast
"Fantastic Beasts" is a prequel to the "Harry Potter" series. This is its 2nd film, depicting the fight between Newt, a scholar of magical creatures who graduated from Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, and Grindelwald, the dark wizard who aims to rule both the worlds of wizards and muggles. The same settings and characters from "Harry Potter", such as Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry and Professor McGonagall, appear in the show, making it a film for both "Harry Potter" and "Fantastic Beasts" fans.
When talking about the dubbing cast for this film, the first voice actor that comes to many minds is Miyano Mamoru, who voices the protagonist Newt. However, there are many famous voice actors participating in this film.
This article is an introduction to the voice actors in this film, such as Morikawa Tomoyuki-san, Hirata Hiroaki-san, and Eguchi Takuya-san.
Top-notch voice actors, including Miyano Mamoru-san, get together! Introduction to the dubbing cast.
Miyano Mamoru-san is well known for his roles as Ichinose Tokiya from the "Uta no Prince-sama" series and Reinhard von Lohengramm from "Legend of the Galactic Heroes: The New Thesis".
He has also been active as a singer since 2008, and his 20th single "ZERO to INFINITY" is scheduled to be released on December 9, 2020.
Miyano-san voices Newt (played by Eddie Redmayne), the main character who is a scholar of magical creatures. In this film, his mentor, Dumbledore, requests him to go to Paris to meet Credence, who has strong magical powers.
Itou Shizuka-san is well known for her roles as Aino Minako/Sailor Venus in "Sailor Moon Crystal" and Kujizuka Yayoi from "Psycho-Pass".
Itou-san voices Tina (played by Katherine Waterston), a witch with a strong sense of justice, who works for the Magical Congress of the United States of America.
Mamiya Yasuhiro-san is well known for both anime and western films, such as Kurotsuki Dai from the "Tsukiuta" series and Agent 47 (played by Rupert Friend) from the film "Hitman: Agent 47". He also has dubbed other characters played by Dan Fogler.
Mamiya-san voices Jacob (played by Dan Fogler), a cheerful baker. He is not a wizard, but he gets caught up in the affairs of Newt and others and finds out about the wizarding world.
Endou Aya-san is well known for her roles as Totoko from "Mr. Osomatsu" and Sheryl Nome from "Macross Frontier".
Endou-san voices Queenie (played by Alison Sudol), Tina's sister who can read people's minds. She loves Jacob, the muggle who found out about the wizarding world.
Morikawa Tomoyuki-san is well known for his roles as Kira Yoshikage from "JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Diamond is Unbreakable" Namikaze Minato from "Naruto: Shippuden". In western films, he dubbs actors such as Tom Cruise and Ewan McGregor.
Morikawa-san voices Dumbledore (played by Jude Law). He is a professor at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, Newts mentor, and later has a stone influence on Harry Potter.
Hirata Hiroaki-san is well known for his roles as Sanji from "One Piece" and Kaburagi T. Kotetsu/Wild Tiger from "Tiger and Bunny", and has dubbed many western films and foreign anime, such as Danny Messer from the "CSI: NY Series" and Ridler from "The Batman".
He also dubbed many characters played by Johnny Depp, including Jack Sparrow from "Pirates of the Caribean".
Hirata-san voices Grindewald (played by Johnny Depp), a.k.a. the strongest "Dark Wizard". Can Newt stop the ambition of this overwhelmingly powerful wizard?
Mutou Tadashi-san is a voice actor who dubbs many western films and foreign dramas, such as John Conner from "Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles" and Sebastian Lund from "NCIS: New Orleans".
Mutou-san voices Credence (Ezra Miller), a mysterious character with very strong powers. The dark wizard chased him to Paris.
Mori Nanako-san is well known for her roles as Kenjou Akira/Cure Chocolat from "Kirakira Pretty Cure a la Mode" and Shirato Yukiko from "Megalo Box". She used to belong to the Snow Troupe of Takarazuka Revue.
Mori-san voices Leta (played by Zoë Kravits), who holds a key to the story. She is a beautiful pureblood witch, who carries a secret and a complicated past.
Eguchi Takuya-san is well known for his roles as Manabe Kakeru from "Fruits Basket" and Rokuya Nagi from "Idolish7". He is also active as a singer, forming the unit, Trignal, with voice actors Kimura Rhouhei-san and Yonaga Tsubasa-san.
Eguchi-san voices Theseus (played by Callum Turner). He is Newt's brother who is the head of the Auror Office of the British Ministry of Magic.
Taichi You-san is well known for his roles as Ayanami from "Azur Lane" and Souma Hiro from "Fruits Basket".
Taichi-san voices Nagini (played by Claudia Kim). Nagini is the snake that eventually serves Lord Voldemort a few decades later, in the age of Harry Potter.
Tamura Makoto-san has dubbed characters, such as T'Chara/Black Panther in "Black Panther" and Zeitgeist in "Deadpool 2".
He voices Yusuf (played by William Nadylam) who fights against Grindelwald along with Newt.
Iwasaki Hiroshi-san has dubbed many western films and foreign anime, such as C-3PO from "Star Wars".
He voices Nicolas (played by Brontis Jodorowsky), the old man who lives in a hideout in Paris.
"Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald" will be broadcast on "Friday road SHOW!" from 7:56 P.M. on November 13, 2020. If you're interested, you should check it out.
(C) 2018 Warner Bros. Ent. All Rights Reserved. Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts Publishing Rights (C) J.K.R
Natsuki Hanae, the MC of the live broadcast program "Ohasuta", announced his graduation from the program on the Oct. 2nd episode. We have received a comment from him about this. Also, a project titled "Hanae's Graduation SP" will be held from Sep. 28 to Oct. 2.
Natsuki Hanae made his debut on "Ohasuta" in Apr. 2015 as a regular on Thursday's episode of "Hanamaru" and from Apr. 2016, he took over from Yamadera Kouichi as "Hana-chan" and has been working as an MC for 6 years.
"Hanae's Graduation SP", which will be held from Sep. 28, will bring an air of excitement to Hanae's graduation with various guests and projects.
The new MC will appear for the first time on Oct. 2, the graduation day of Hanae Natsuki's "Ohasuta".
Hanae Natsuki's comment
Taking over from Yamadera Kouichi, the man I admire so much, and taking charge of the historic program Ohasuta was a constant source of tension.
Even so, I enjoyed the program and made the most of each day's live broadcast.
I've been in charge of the show for 5 years now, and I've reached a milestone turning 30 years old this year.
I also want to try new things and put more effort into my main job as a voice actor.
I also feel a strong desire to spend more time with my family.
The people around me have come to understand that I want to spend more time with my family, and so I've decided to graduate from being the MC for Ohasuta.
I'm really grateful to Ohatomo and the rest of the audience, but most of all, I'm really grateful to my co-stars and the staff for supporting me as a rookie MC and for making the show so much fun.
Thank you so much!
"Soredake ga Neck", an original anime, which features communication of the present generation, will be broadcast on TV Tokyo from Oct. 12. The teaser visual, staff, and character information have also been revealed.
The director for the TV anime "Soredake ga Neck" is Iguchi Noboru (known for the live action "The Flowers of Evil", and the movie "The Machine Girl"). Kuniyoshi Saki (the leader of a theatrical company Kuniyoshi-gumi, and known for "Yamishibai: Japanese Ghost Stories Season 7") is responsible for the series composition and script writing, and TIA Co., Ltd. is in charge of the animation production.
Set in an ordinary convenience store, the film raises questions about the nature of modern communication through the appearance of convenience store employees who don't speak properly, while also showing that the protagonist, Muto (?), who has many mysteries to solve., the mysterious protagonist.
The teaser visual features a mysterious man and cat in a world having a dreadful atmosphere like the end of the world. Even though the face of a man holding a rice ball is hidden with "?", the man seems to be the protagonist Muto(?).
Furthermore, the character information has also been revealed. It introduces a staff at Hot Hot Mart, Adam, and Nekomaru, who is a homeless cat. Adam has social anxiety and is always wearing a mask. He is an international student and working part-time, and Nekomaru, is a homeless cat living around the convenience store. The information about the cast will be updated soon.
TV anime "Soredake ga Neck" will be broadcast at TV Tokyo from 2:30 a.m. on Oct. 12, 2020.
(C)"Soredake ga Neck" Production Committee
Toward the release of the anime theatrical edition "Gintama THE FINAL" on Aug. 1, 2021, the anime "Gintama" will be returned to the terrestrial broadcast as "Yorinuki Gintama.: Slip Arc" from Oct. 7, 2020, in the evening slot on TV Tokyo.
"Gintama" is anime based on the same name manga by Sorachi Hideaki that is serialized on "Weekly Shounen Jump". This work filled with funny jokes, passionate actions, and drama overflowing with kindness was broadcasted for 15 years.
"Yorinuki Gintama.: Slip Arc" is the elite edition of "Gintama.: Slip Arc", which was broadcasted on the late-night from Oct. 2017, and it will return to the "evening of TV Tokyo", which was the slot that this work was broadcasted previously. The comments from producer Higuchi Hiromitsu, from Bandai Namco Pictures who handled this work, have been revealed.
"Yorinuki Gintama.: Slip Arc" will start its broadcast from 5:55 PM on Oct. 7 on TV Tokyo and other channels.
"Gintama.: Slip Arc" Bandai Namco Pictures' producer Higuchi Hiromitsu's comments
We are leaving the late-night slot, and returning to the evening slot! As we are returning to the evening slot, toward the challenge to deliver the late-night atmosphere to the evening slot, we are quite nervous, actually, we are both nervous and not nervous.
The highlights of Slip Arc is the Gintama's one and only slapstick! I hope that you watch the broadcast of the anime Gintama, which had been a while, with half-closed eyes, as if you are looking after it (haha), and with great laughter. As this will surely hype up the excitement toward the movie. Do enjoy the movie that will be released on Jan. 2021.
（C）Sorachi Hideaki/Shueisha,TV Tokyo, Dentsu, BNP, Aniplex
（C）Sorachi Hideaki／Gintama Movie Production Committee
From the TV anime "Dragon Quest: The Adventure of Dai" (the broadcast will start in Oct. 2020), the cast voicing "The Demon Lord's Army", who also appears in the key visual, has been announced. The cast includes Seki Tomokazu, Maeno Tomoaki, Nara Tooru, Koyasu Takehito, Iwata Mitsuo, Hayami Shou, and Hashi Takaya. They also left some comments about their enthusiasm for each role.
"Dragon Quest: The Adventure of Dai" is based on the manga, which started to be serialized on "Weekly Shonen Jump" in 1989, and was the first long-running manga series named after the role-playing game "Dragon Quest" series.
"The Adventure of Dai", the total sales of which had exceeded 47 million, will appear as a new anime adaptation after 30 years since it started to be serialized as manga. The friendship and growth story of Dai and his friends will be depicted again using CG and a hybrid method.
A total of seven casts have been announced, including Seki Tomokazu as the Damon Hadlar, who tried to rule the world with monsters, Maeno Tomoaki as Crocodine, who has strong power and body, Nara Tooru as Flazzard, who can handle ice and fire, Koyasu Takehito as Myst-Vearn, who is really quiet and does not show any emotion, Iwata Mitsuo as Zaboera, who is sly, Hayami Shou as Baran, who is as strong as a fierce god, and Hashi Takaya as Vearn, is the supreme leader of The Demon Lord's Army.
TV anime "Dragon Quest: The Adventure of Dai" will be broadcast on TV TOKYO and chained channels in Oct.
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Seki Tomokazu as Damon Hadlar
I'm really glad to join "Dragon Quest: The Adventure of Dai" as I have been reading it since it started to be serialized.
At the same time, I'm also nervous to play the role of Hadlar.
Aono-san, who I respect, played Hadlar in the previous work.
I'll try my best in my own way.
Maeno Tomoaki as Crocodine
I really like this work so much that I cannot talk about it enough. I've been dreaming of "Dragon Quest: The Adventure of Dai" many times since I had an audition.
I'm honored that I can play one of the key roles, Crocodine.
I will try my best and take pride in being a warrior.
Nara Tooru as Flazzard
When I heard that "The Adventure of Dai" will become an anime adaptation in Reiwa, I immediately thought, "I want to play the role of Flazzard!" before I was amazed by the news.
Today, I'm going to play Flazzard for real, which is a great honor!
I will try to play energetically as Flazzard.
Koyasu Takehito as Myst-Vearn
I'm really glad and appreciate that I was chosen to play Myst-Vearn.
I cannot wait to see how mysterious Myst-Vearn appears in an exciting and attractive world.
I will fight for justice as much as I can as The Demon Lord's Army.
Please cheer us up. (laugh)
We will definitely win!! Oh-----!!
Iwata Mitsuo as Zaboera
When I took an audition for the role of Zaboera, I strongly desired as "Wow! I really want to play this character! I will for sure!"
I've never played a typical villain like Zaboera, who is sly, clever, and cunning, so I thought it would be a chance for me.
I was really glad that I won!
I'm very inspired. Please look forward to Zaboera I play!
Hayami Shou as Baran
When I heard that I could join this masterpiece, I was so glad that I
jumped for 5cm with joy.
There are several big fans of The Adventure of Dai around me.
I will play Baran in sincerity for them and for those who will watch for the first time.
Hashi Takaya as Vearn
When I heard that I would play the role in "The Adventure of Dai", I searched the cast for the previous work. I thought "Oh my god!" and I guessed right. Mr. Utsumi Kenji, who has a phenomenal voice, played "Vearn" in the previous work!!
I cannot be compared with him, so what I can do is only to try my best.
I'm also excited to see how "Vearn" is going to be.
(C)Sanjou Riku, Inada Kouji/Shueisha, The Adventure of Dai Production Committee, TV TOKYO/SQUARE ENIX CO., LTD.
From "Pajamas Meeting by Voice Actors in Winter" (to be distributed on Nov. 22), ABEMA's special program that is led by Yasumoto Hiroki and Aoi Shota, and welcome Namikawa Daisuke, Morikubo Shotaro, and other guests, comments from a total of 10 cast have arrived, including main MC and guests.
"Pajamas Meeting by Voice Actors in Winter" is a special program that is distributed exclusively on ''Anime Live 2 Channel' from 21:00 on Nov. 22, 2020. Main MC is handled by Yasumoto Hiroki and Aoi Shota, and they will welcome Namikawa Daisuke, Eguchi Takuya, Nishiyama Kotaro, Morikubo Shotaro, Suzuki Tatsuhisa, Yonaga Tsubasa, Ishikawa Kaito, and Onosaka Masaya as guests. A total of 10 voice actors will join, wearing pajamas.
From 23:15, after the main meeting, '"Horoyoi" Pajamas Meeting by Voice Actors -Immediately After the Main Meeting! After-Party with All the Members (provisional translation)' will be streamed for a fee on 'ABEMA PPV ONLINE LIVE'. The cast, being slightly intoxicated, will offer in-depth projects.
'Pajamas Meeting by Voice Actors in Winter' will be distributedfrom 21:00 on Nov. 22, 2020 on ABEMA's 'Anime Live 2 Channel'.
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If I'm going to do it, I want to give it my all. Please look forwardto it.
I'm honored to join as MC again. I want to offer a special pajama meeting! Let's spend a wonderful night together.
This would not be useful, but should be exciting!
Personally I want you to see how cute Aoi Shota-kun is!!
I don't know how it's going to be, but I will be there as I can drink!
I'm already excited to spend a wonderful night with you! Cheers everyone!
This meeting will be like close friends go astray and end up just chating.
I hope it will help kill time.
Please do not expect too much.
Please take it easy!!
I will join for the first time, and all the other members are good talkers. I will try my best. Thank you.
They all have gorgeous faces, and I'm so excited, and I will make my best effort!!laugh
I will join the Pajamas Meeting for the first time!
I'll enjoy it in the hope of borrowing bedding from Senpai!
Let's spend a night in pajamas together!
I am glad to join for the second time.
I'm so excited to see you again!
'Inori Minase 5th ANNIVERSARY LIVE Starry Wishes', the first online live performance by Minase Inori as a voice actress and singer will be held on Dec. 5, 2020. In advance, Insta-live will also be held on Nov. 18 on her own account.
The exclusively online live performance will be held at Yokohama Arena. The tour final was to be held there in Jun., but it was canceled. The first online live performance is getting more and more attention as "Starlight Museum", her 9th single will be released on Dec. 2, which is her birthday and 5th anniversary of the debut as an artist.
After the live performance, the after talk will be streamed for 'Inorimachi', her official fan club, for members only . Please look forward to the talk with a guest Onishi Saori, a voice actress and her close friend. The live will be archived until 23:59 on Dec. 12.
In addition, from about 20:05 on Nov. 18, she is going live on her official Instagram for the first time. It will be a commemorative project of her 5th anniversary as an artist, following the release of a playlist from her past live performances. She will take requests the themes of conversations.
From 20:00 on Nov. 18, 'Omoide no Kakera', the coupling song of 'Starlight Museum', will be uploaded on YouTube. Please check it out.
'Inori Minase 5th ANNIVERSARY LIVE Starry Wishes' will be held from 19:00 on Dec. 5, 2020. Tickets are on sale at 'PIA LIVE STREA' and other video distribution media.
'Dark anime special feature to color the late autumn night (provisional translation)' by ABEMA, a video distribution service, has started on Nov. 14. A total of six works that depict dark world view were chosen, including 'Made in Abyss', and can be streamed for free.
From Nov. 14, "Made in Abyss", "The Saga of Tanya the Evil: The Movie", "Sword Art Online The Movie: Ordinal Scale", and three titles from 'Tokyo Ghoul' series, are being distributed on ABEMA Video. 'Tokyo Ghoul' series will end on Nov. 20, and others will end on Nov. 27.
On Anime Live Channel, all the titles above are being distributed from 10:30 A. M. on Nov. 15, which are the first six stories of "Tokyo Ghoul", "The Saga of Tanya the Evil: The Movie", the first three stories of "Made in Abyss", and "Sword Art Online The Movie: Ordinal Scale".
(C)2017 Tsukushi Akihito, Takeshobo / Made in Abyss Production Committee
(C)Carlo Zen, Kadokawa, The Saga of Tanya the Evil: The Movie Production Committee
(C)2016 Kawahara Riki / Published by Kadokawa ASCII Media Works / SAO MOVIE Project
(C)Ishida Sui / Shueisha, Tokyo Ghoul Production Committee (C)Ishida Sui / Shueisha, Tokyo Ghoul:re Production Committee
2nd PV of the TV anime series "The Slime Diaries: That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime" (abbreviation: "TenSura") has been released. In addition, Numakura Manami, Kobayashi Chiaki, and others have been announced as additional cast. It has also been announced that an online pre-screening event with a chance to talk to the cast will be held.
"That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime" is the anime series based on the novel and manga of the same name by Kawakami Taiki, Fuse, and Mitz Vah. The first season was broadcast in 2018, and this anime series will be the second one.
Established by the main protagonist Rimuru through agreements and trades with neighboring countries, desirable by many monsters, "Jura-Tempest Federation" is a nation where "monsters and people can live together".
However, there was an obvious "hostility to demons" in this world. Facing this unreasonable reality, Rimuru needs to choose. With reincarnation entertainment a new chapter of the storm begins.
In the PV released this time, you can see new characters that will appear in the 2nd season, including the heated battle scene between Rimuru and Hinata. Moreover, the opening theme song "Storyteller" sung by TRUE was also unveiled for the first time.
And new characters and cast information have also been released. Numakura Manami as Sakaguchi Hinata, Kobayashi Chiaki as Taguchi Shougo, Nogami Sho as Tachibana Kyouya, Kono Hiyori as Mizutani Kirara, Kakuma Ai as Albis, Taichi You as Suphia, Hino Satoshi as Grucius, and Tanezaki Atsumi as Mjurran.
Also, before the 2nd season will be broadcast, an online pre-screening event with a chance to talk to the cast will be held. It will be held on December 26, 2020. Detailed information about performers and instructions on how to participate will be announced on the Official Website and Official Twitter later.
The TV anime "The Slime Diaries: That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime" will be broadcast on TOKYO MX and others from January 12, 2020 (Tuesday).
(C) Kawakami Taiki, Fuse, Kodansha / TenSura 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.
"Kishiryu Sentai Ryusoulger VS Lupinranger VS Patranger the Movie", the newest work in the "Super Sentai VS Film Series", is scheduled to be released on Feb. 8, 2020. The newest footage andscene photos have also been revealed.