Bushiroad Co.,Ltd has announced that there was no new cluster of infection of novel coronavirus result from the stage play “Assault Lily The Fateful Gift”, that was held from Sep. 3 to Sep. 13, 2020, at Brilla HALL, Tokyo, after surveying for 2 weeks.
As the stage play “Assault Lily The Fateful Gift” was originally planned at a venue that can fit 600 people, but due to the novel coronavirus situation and as a method for prevention, a venue that can fit twice the planned capacity was used.
This event was conducted while keeping both the social distancing and the initial planned capacity, and with the cooperation from the staff, cast, as well as the audience, it was a success as two weeks had passed since then.
Pius Co.,Ltd – Producer Hayashi Shuuji
In the world of acting and under these harsh times, we have proved that it was even possible for a stage play to be held with all the cast and staff being on full alert from the first day of rehearsal until the last curtain call.
This is a wonderful work.
The cast was also wonderful.
I want to create another stage play with this cast again.
From Bushiroad's new project "D4DJ", it has been decided that the event "Groovy Mix Presents D4DJ D4 FES. -LOVE! HUG! GROOVY !! -", in which 24 cast members will appear, will be streamed for free in real time.
"D4DJ" is a new media mix project with the theme of "DJ" by Bushiroad, following "Bang Dream!" and "Shoujo ☆ Kageki Revue Starlight". It express a completely new world of DJ with "DJ Live x Anime x Game". They will play (remix) famous songs that transcend generations and develop original songs.
The free streaming has been decided for the live event "Groovy Mix Presents D4DJ D4 FES. ~ LOVE! HUG! GROOVY !! ~" and is scheduled to be held on Oct. 11. The video will be available for free and for a fee. You can watch the video from a fixed-point camera with free streaming, and watch the video switching from multiple cameras with paid streaming.
For more detailed information, wait for the announcement on the official website.
Also, this event, which was scheduled to be held for 2 days on Oct. 11 and 12, will be held only on the 11th.
"Groovy Mix Presents D4DJ D4 FES. -LOVE! HUG! GROOVY !!-" will be held on Oct. 11, 2020 and will be streamed on the same day.
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Bushiroad held "Bushiroad Group DX Announcement" somewhere in Tokyo on Aug. 26.
Bushiroad has been expanding various business of TCG, live events, wrestling production, character contents, including "BanG Dream!", and others.
"Bushiroad Group DX Announcement" focused on the business related to online media (Digital Transformation), and announced the actual status and outlook.
■Announcement 1 "Concerning the acquisition of Social Info"
Bushiroad will acquire a 100％ stake in Social Info, which COLOPL owns, as of Sep. 1.
Social Info operates a news media "Social Game Info" to feature the trend of the social game industry and new releases, and "Anime Recorder" to feature news about anime or voice actors.
Hashimoto Yoshitaka, the CEO of Bushiroad, talks about the purpose of acquiring the two media.
"Our company owns an advertising agency 'Bushiroad Move'. By acquiring Social Info, we would like to expand the business of Bushiroad Move, and help other companies in this industry to promote their business. We will not share biased information in favor of Bushiroad. We would like to stimulate our industry together, and promise that we will ensure the neutrality as a media."
Nemoto Yuuki, an employee at Bushiroad, has been appointed as the CEO of Social Info. He is a producer of "BanG Dream!" project, and will continue to be responsible for it.
■Announcement 2 "Concerning the partnership with Linga Franca"
Linga Franca operates the manga application "Manga Doa", which offers more than 7000 works. Bushiroad will acquire a 50％ stake in Linga Franca, and form a capital alliance.
Bushiroad, which has been issuing a paper-based media "Monthly Bushiroad", launched the e-book business, which is also a new approach as "the acquisition of Social Info". They will expandbusiness in consideration of today's trend that the sales of e-books have been increasing.
Hashimoto talks about the purpose, saying, "This means we secured a bookshelf at an e-book store."
To ensure a bookshelf at a book store enables them to advertise their own products, to publish various works, and to try new attempts. Bushiroad will produce its own new comics, and develop its entertainment business in cooperation of IG Port, a parent company of Linga Franca.
As a first step, the comic adaptation of "Assault Lily" will be exclusively released in advance of its TV anime to be broadcast from Oct.
Shinpuku Kyohei, the CEO of Linga Franca talks about the partnership.
"We have already developed and published a little rich content called voice comic from Aug. 1 in cooperation with Bushiroad. This is a service to enable you to read a fully voiced manga, which is the first attempt in this industry, I think. I hope our 2nd, 3rd attempt can also develop a new market in cooperation with Bushiroad."
■Vtuber Office has been established.
From the MOG(Mobile Online Game) department, new social games including "Assault Lily Last Bullet", "D4DJ Groovy Mix", "ARGONAVIS from BanG Dream! AAside", and others will be offered.
The TCG department prepared an environment, and built "Bushiroad Remote FIght", a system for network play, using Discord. The new platform enables you to battle against players all around the world by capturing information from a paper card with a camera.
As for live performances and wrestling production, Bushiroad will try to offer more opportunities to enjoy them by using the knowledge they've learned through holding exclusively online events.
Specifically, in addition to the event at a venue, they will offer online live streaming with a fixed camera, live streaming at theaters, and delivering archived videos. These services will be offered for a fee.
They are also considering a live streaming all over the world, using simultaneous interpretation. In the future, the cast will advance to the world.
Furthermore, Bushiroad established a Vtuber office "Irodori Post". They will place more importance on character contents by pursuing characteristics, and create new IP even though Vtuber industry tends to focus on the talent.
They are currently having an audition, and the second round will begin.
■Event "Bushiroad Game Festival" will be held!
The event will be held online and offline starting Sat, Sep. 19 to Wed, Sep. 30. Bushiroad's applications and TCG will be gathered together including "Assault Lily Last Bullet" and "D4DJ Groovy Mix", which will be delivered soon.
In the end, Hashimoto talked about the outlook with his enthusiasm, saying "We will take all measures to prevent spreading of infection and hold an event at a venue. By combining online and offline events, we will develop a strategy to complete media mix by ourselves."
The new original anime "Joran: The Princess of Snow and Blood" will be broadcast on NTV, hulu, Tatsunoko Production, Dentsu, and Bushiroad (hereinafter "Jouran').
The production presentation was held in Meijiza on February 9, and was broadcast live on the official YouTube channel of "Jouran".
Cast members, including Mimori Suzuko, Aoi Shouta, Raychell-san, Itou Ayasa, and Kobayashi Chikahiro, as well as BAKKEN RECORD animation producer Omatsu Hiroshi, Bushiroad Chairman Kidani Takaaki, and NTV announcer Itou Ryo were on stage as MCs.
In this report, we will convey the latest information, such as world view setting, music information, goods development, and other announced details.
The presentation started with the screening anime PV.
"On that day, when I lost everything..."
The PV, which begins with the narration of the main character "Yukimura Sakiha" played by Suzuko Mimori, a young girl staring at the "marauder" is projected behind the flames of Guren. And it becomes clear that is aiming for revenge.
The next scene was "Meiji 64".
"Another Japan" where the Tokugawa Shogunate was not destroyed in the Meiji Restoration and Tokugawa Yoshinobu kept his power.
It developed as a glittering metropolis that fused modern science with the culture of the Meiji era.
A monorail-shaped vehicle in a high-rise building with a beautiful night view. And a frog-like wriggling monster...
It seems that each thought is intertwined and becomes a big "swell" to move the gear of fate in the intense action and human drama that unfold in a unique world.
The PV is currently available on the official "Jouran" YouTube channel.
NTV April 6, 2021 ~ Every Wednesday 01:29 A.M.
BS Nippon Television April 7, 2021 ~ Every Wednesday 00:00 A.M.
CS Nippon Teleplus April 13, 2021 ~ Every Tuesday 00:30 A.M.
On Hulu all episodes will be one week in advance
* Overseas broadcast is also announced
A beautiful woman "Yukimura Sakiha" becomes the assassin of the dark organization "Nue", which belonged to the Tokugawa government.
The next announcement was about the world view and the main characters.
This work is a story set in 1884, which was developed through science and the theory of Yin and Yang.
In this world, the battles between the dissident organization Kuchinawa, which aims to overthrow the government, and the dark organization "Nue", which was entrusted with the extermination of Kuchinawa, unfold in the darkness of the city.
Mimori Suzuko plays Yukimura Saki, who has a double life of the owner of an antiquarian bookstore in daily life, but and is the assassin who belongs to Nue at night.
She belongs to the "blue-blooded clan" with special powers, but her parents were murdered by the Kuchinawa chief "Janome" when she was a kid, so now she becomes a revenger looking for a Janome.
According to Mimori-san, it was such a difficult role that she put every effort as if she had worn away her life, and at the end of the recording, she was always doubting, "Was it good?"
Tsukishiro Makoto, played by Aoi Shouta, is a beautiful woman dressed as a man. She is usually a bandoneon player, but she is also an assassin of Kuchinawa.
She is good at deceiving people and never shows her true intentions. Aoi-san commented that he was expected to understand Tsukishiro's feelings because he often plays a female character. Her sense of mission was renewed.
Hanafu Elena, played by Raychell-san, is an assassin of "Nue" who is a well-known novelist and also a prostitute. She is an emotional, annoying, hedonist who is loyal to her desires.
Raychell-san's first impression of Elena was just "sexy," and she was wondering how she should act. She seems to be enjoying dubbing while receiving the advice of her performance.
Nakamura Asayo, played by Itou Ayasa, is a 7-year-old girl. Although Yukimura Sakiha killed her parents, she is an innocent child who is protected by Yukimura and lives with her. She is a solid person who handles both storekeeping and housework, and she is a unique person whose "world in which she lives" is different from the members of other assassins so far.
Itou-san explained that for that purpose director told her to be "innocent" one.
Hitoshi Kuzuhara, played by Chikahiro Kobayashi, is a person who "exists to protect Tokugawa Yoshinobu." He is the chief of "Nue" and has darkness in himself, but according to Kobayashi-san, he will be spoiled if he thrusts further. It seems that every character has various things, and it is curious about the human drama around that.
Music & Goods information
The rock band "RAISE A SUILEN" of which Raychell is part of, is in charge of the opening theme song and ending theme. Both songs were written for "Joran" and have a sound that combines Japanese classic music and rock. Both normal and limited edition CD will be released on April 21. On March 24, an original soundtrack containing 41 songs will be released.
Moreover, a manga project is underway for "BookLive".
Goods such as tin badges and face towels will be released after.
Furthermore, on March 27, will hold an "advanced screening & talk show event" where you can watch episodes 1 to 4 before the broadcast.
The lottery applications are being accepted at Bushiroad Music Passport.
And in the fall of 2021, the stage version of this work will also be performed at Meijiza! Please look forward to that as well.
This work, "Joran" is a profound drama that develops speedily.
Stay tuned for upcoming news!
'Photograph', the 16th single of Poppin' Party, a girls band from "BanG Dream!" produced by Bushiroad, has won 1st place on 'Oricon Weekly Ranking', which was announced on January 18, 2021. 'Saichou-Ten Peaky&Peaky!', the 1st single of Peaky P-key, a unit of "D4DJ ", has also won 3rd place on the ranking.
'Photograph', the 16th single of Poppin' Party, released on January 6, has won 1st place following 'Initial / Ume Wo Uchinuku Shunkan Ni!' on January 20, 2021. It is the first-ever achievement of the project that two consecutive works win 1st place (according to Bushiroad Music).
Peaky P-key's 1st single 'Saichou-Ten Peaky&Peaky!' was released on January 6 as well.
It is the 1st work that is released in 2021, and it won the highest rank since the "D4DJ" project was launched (according to Bushiroad Music).
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A trailer full of scenes from the app game for smartphones, "Argonavis from BanG Dream! AAside" (to be released in January 2021), has been revealed.
"Argonavis from BanG Dream! AAside" is the first rhythm & adventure game for smartphones, based on "Argonavis from BanG Dream!", the first boys' band project of "BanG Dream!".
The scenario of the game depicts amateur bands from all over the country participating in the "Live Royal Fes" and aiming to reach the top. It's a sequel to the TV anime "Argonavis from BanG Dream!".
The trailer is full of scenes and illustrations from the game, hinting at the profound story woven by the 25 characters.
The smartphone app game "Argonavis from BanG Dream! AAside" is scheduled to be released in January 2021.
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The first solo live of the DJ unit Happy Around! from Bushiroad's media mix project "D4DJ", "Happy Around! 1st Live Minna ni HapiAre♪" has been held on December 13, 2020, in Zepp Haneda.
Happy Around is the main unit consists of 4 members: Nishio Yuka (as Aimoto Rinku), Kagami Karin (as Akashi Maho), Mimura Haruka (as Ohnaruto Muni), and Shizaki Kanon (as Togetsu Rei).
The "Happy Around! 1st LIVE (Provisional)" was originally scheduled for March 2020, but it was delayed due to the Novel Coronavirus. As this was the anticipated live after approximately 9 months, the tickets for the replacement concert and additional concert are sold out, and due to the huge response, the online free streaming was held suddenly with the two concerts.
The additional concert started at 3:30 PM, and they have performed 19 songs, including the cover song "Seikai ha Hitotsu! Jyanai!!", which was revealed for the first time.
Also, the appearance of the surprise guest, Takagi Miyu (as Peaky P-key Inuyose Shinobu) and the duet with Kagami have surprised the audience.
In the work, Kagami's role Akashi Maho actually admired Takagi's role Inuyose Shinobu, and it is a performance where you can feel the relationship between the characters.
In the replacement concert at 7 PM, the new original song "Happy around Days" was performed for the first time.
The continuous surprises, including the appearance of Tsumugi Risa (as Photon Maiden's Izumo Saki) as the secret guest along with her showing off her DJ skill, have hyped up the venue.
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An encyclopedia in which you can learn about infections, including "COVID-19", with characters from the anime "Cells at Work!" will be on sale from January 21, 2021.
"Kansenshou wo Tadashiku Manaberu! Cells at Work! Virus & Bacteria Encyclopedia" (Learn about infections properly) explains the difference between viruses and bacteria that cause infectious diseases. The book teaches you the characteristics and how to deal with each of the viruses and bacterias with illustrations of the enemy characters from the anime "Cells at Work!".
The featured viruses are COVID-19, Rhinovirus, Influenza virus, Mumps virus, and Dengue virus.
The featured bacteria include Streptococcus pneumonia, Streptococcus pyogenes, Staphylococcus aureus, Cutibacterium acnes, Streptococcus mutans, Bacillus cereus, Vibrio parahaemolyticus, Helicobacter pylori, and Gut flora.
"Kansenshou wo Tadashiku Manaberu! Cells at Work! Virus & Bacteria Encyclopedia" is priced at 1,400 JPY (tax excluded) and will be on sale from January 21.
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"Nico Nico Chokaigi 2021", which was scheduled to be held in April 2021 as a huge "Nico Nico" event, will will not be held at Makuhari Messe in Chiba and will be held instead online as "Nico Nico Net Chokaigi 2021".
At the same time, it was announced that the schedule will be changed from the original "From April 18 to April 25" to "From April 24 to May 1".
"Nico Nico Chokaigi" is an event held every year dedicated to the "fusion of the real world theand internet" that has been held since 2012
"Nico Nico Chokaigi 2020" in April 2020 was moved online for the first time due to the spread of the novel coronavirus, and in August of the same year, a summer online super conference was also held. During the eight-day session, the number of online visitors was 16.38 million in April and 17.73 million in August, and more than 100 user-initiated projects were successfully gathered.
This year, which marks the 10th anniversary of the event, "Nico Nico Chokaigi" was planned to be held in a new form to further promote the event, with the first 6 days being held online and the last 2 days being held at Makuhari Messe.
However, considering the uncertain situation with the spread of the novel coronavirus, it was announced that the event will be moved to online format as soon as possible. Dwango, the organizer, said, "Utilizing the experience of the past two times, we will proceed with preparations with related companies so that users can enjoy it as a more advanced online superconference."
"Nico Nico Net Chokaigi 2021" will be held online from April 24 to May 1. Details of the event will be announced later on the "Nico Nico Live Broadcasting" website.
[Natsuno Takeshi / President of Dwango]
The "Nico Nico Ultra Conference" has been growing as a real event since 2012, and has evolved into a stronger and more passionate event by holding it online even last year when the Corona disaster struck. With no end in sight for the new coronavirus, and with online communication becoming more and more widespread, we would like to make the most of the strength of NicoNico, which allows us to feel the warmth and enthusiasm of people, and create a super conference that is worthy of this 10th anniversary year.
Please look forward to "Nico Nico Net Chokaigi 2021", which has taken a new step.
The screening event of works by director Oshii Mamoru "GG Film Festival", which was scheduled for January and February 2021, has been postponed because of the current spread of the novel coronavirus infection.
The "GG Film Festival" is an event where Oshii's works that have left their mark on the history of film and anime are screened at theaters across Japan, starting with "Vlad Love", a completely new anime by general director Oshii Mamoru and director Nishimura Junji.
The works to be shown are "Urusei Yatsura 2: Beautiful Dreamer", "Patlabor: The Movie", "Ghost in the Shell", "Human Wolf JIN-ROH", and "Vlad Love" episodes 2-4.
In addition, an interview video of Oshii Mamoru, which can only be seen at this film festival, an original program limited to the "GG Film Festival", and a storyboard of "Vlad Love" with a copy of director Oshii Mamoru and Nishimura Junji (random), original A4 clear folder and other luxurious bonuses were also announced.
Regarding the postponement of the event, "Unfortunately, due to various reasons, we have decided to postpone it due to the impact of the current spread of the novel coronavirus infection. We deeply apologize to everyone who was looking forward to the 'GG Film Festival'."
If it will be held after the postponement, the schedule will be announced on the official website of "Vlad Love".
The animated film "Pompo: The Cinephile", which was scheduled to be released on March 19, 2021, has been postponed to June 4, due to the recent spread of coronavirus.
"Pompo: The Cinephile" is an animation film based on a manga of the same title published by Sugitani Shogo (Ningen Plamo) on the illustration posting site "pixiv", about a young man who loves movies and a woman who is loved by movies, and how they find themselves through movie production.
Gene, who works as a production assistant for Pompo, a talented film producer, yearns to make his own film, but every day he feels downhearted that he will never be able to. However, when Pompo entrusts him with the production of a 15-second commercial, he discovers the joy of immersing himself in filmmaking.
One day, Pompo gives Gene the script for her next film, "MEISTER". It's a come-back film for the legendary actor, and the content is so exciting that she is sure it will be a big hit. But to her surprise, it was Gene, whose commercials had been highly praised, who was chosen as the director. Pompo's discerning eyes chose a rookie actress as the heroine, and the tumultuous filming was about to begin. ......
The decision to postpone the release of the film was made in light of the impact of the spread of the coronavirus.
However, the staff are working diligently to prepare for the public screening to be held next spring while paying close attention to infection control measures. We await further news.
"Pompo: The Cinephile" will be released on June 4, 2021.
(C) 2020 Sugitani Shogo [Ningen Plamo] / KADOKAWA / Pompo: The Cinephile Production Committee
The 2021 performance of the stage play "AD-LIVE", where everything is ad-libbed and the voice actor Suzumura Kenichi is serving as the general producer, will be held with the dates being announced.
"AD-LIVE" is a stage play where the overview of the world setting and the plot of the drama are decided beforehand, but the role of the performers and lines are all created on the spot. In the 2020 performance, due to the miraculous collaboration with the mysterious creator, Expert SCRAP, it has become a hot topic due to its stage production and live-streaming production.
The 2021 performance of "AD-LIVE 2021" will be held from September to October, in Tokyo, Saitama, and Osaka over a period of 6 days. The advanced ticket purchase application for this performance is available in each volume of "AD-LIVE 2020" Blu-ray and DVD.
Also, to commemorate the release of "AD-LIVE 2020" Blu-ray & DVD, "AD-LIVE Talk Session 'Talk-LIVE'" will be held. During the event, the performers will talk about their various thoughts together with the video of the stage play as well as a talk corner by using the ad-libbed word.
The performers for this event are Kimura Subaru, Toriumi Kohsuke, Nishiyama Koutarou, Nakamura Shugo, and Suzumura Kenichi, the general producer of "AD-LIVE".
Information on "AD-LIVE 2021", such as the performers and ticket information will be announced at a later date. Attention is being focused on the drama that will be produced in the 2021 performance.
A new "Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba" stage play was announced in "Jump Festa 2021 Online", on December 19, 2020. It will be coming in Summer 2021.
The stage play is based on the manga of the same title, which was serialized in "Weekly Shonen Jump" by Gotouge Koyoharu. The first performance was held in Tokyo and Hyogo in January 2020. The sword action and the music that matches the world of the original title brought attention to the stage play, which finished its last show with great success.
For the new show in Summer 2021, Suemitsu Kenichi will continue as the scriptwriter/director along with Wada Shunsuke as music composer. Kobayashi Ryouta as Kamado Tanirou, Takaishi Akari as Kamado Nezuko, Ueda Keisuke as Agatsuma Zenitsu, Satou Yuugo as Hashibira Inosuke, Honda Reo as Tomioka Giyuu, and Sasaki Yoshihide as Kibutsuji Muzan will also continue their roles.
Check out the official website for updates and let's look forward to further information.
(C) Gotouge Koyoharu / Shueisha (C) "Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba" Stage Play Production Committee 2021
It has been decided that five NELKE PLANNING's stage productions including "Demon Slayer： Kimetsu no Yaiba" will be distributed at "JUMP Festa 2021 ONLINE", to be held from December 19th to 20th, 2020.
The works to be distributed this time are the musical "The Prince of Tennis", the hyper-projection play "Hikyu!", "MY HERO ACADEMIA 'The Ultra' Stage", the stage "Ginga: Nagareboshi Gin" and the stage "Demon Slayer： Kimetsu no Yaiba".
The main cast of each work will appear during the streaming, and a talk session will also be held.
In addition, on December 20, a special stage where you can watch famous scenes from "MY HERO ACADEMIA 'The Ultra' Stage The Real Hero" will be broadcasted. In addition, digest videos of past "JUMP" related works produced by NELKE Planning will be screened.
The "JUMP Festa 2021 ONLINE" will be held online from December 19 to 20, 2020.
(C) HorikoshiOSHI Kohei/Shueisha, "MY HERO ACADEMIA The "Ultra" Stage Production Committee
(C) Furudate Haruichi/Shueisha, Hyper-projection play "Hikyu! " Production Committee
(C) Gotouge Koyoharu/Shueisha (C) Stage "Demon Slayer： Kimetsu no Yaiba" Production Committee 2020
(C) Konomi Takeshi/Shueisha, New The Prince of Tennis Musical Production Committee
(C) Takahashi Yoshihiro/Shueisha, Stage "Ginga: Nagareboshi Gin
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.
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AnimeJapan 2021, one of the world's largest anime events (held online from March 27 to March 30, 2021), has released a group visual with a newly-drawn illustration based on the theme of this year's event, "Connect (∞)". At the same time, all the programs of the pay channels, "AJ Stage" and "AJ Studio" that will be available on the day were announced.
However, in light of the current situation of the coronavirus and the emergency declaration issued by the government on January 7, and after considering the health and safety of the visitors and people involved, the real event will be canceled and the event will be held online only.
This time, all the programs of "AJ Stage" and "AJ Studio," the pay-per-view channels that will be available on the day of "AJ 2021," have been released.
There will be a total of 33 programs on the AJ Stage and 21 programs on the AJ Studio, for a total of 54 programs over the two days.
On both days, 24-hour archived streaming will be available, so you can enjoy "AJ" all day long.
Online tickets for AnimeJapan 2021 will go on sale at 1:00 pm on March 1, 2021.
Tickets for March 27 (available from 9:00 am Japan time on March 27 to 11:59 pm Japan time on March 28) and March 28 (available from 9:00 am Japan time on March 28 to 11:59 pm Japan time on March 29) will be priced at 3,800 JPY each (tax included).
Two-day tickets are priced at 7,300 JPY (tax included).
Goods featuring the newly drawn illustrations will also be available online.
The trailer for "Anxious Body," a new work by internationally acclaimed animator Mizushiri Yoriko, has been released.
"Anxious Body" is the latest short animation by Mizushiri Yoriko, an internationally acclaimed animator from Towada City, Aomori Prefecture, whose style emphasizes on sensation through body parts and familiar objects as motifs.
By combining a rounded body with everyday motifs that seem to threaten it, Mizushiri-san deepens her style and attempts to depict "physical sensation itself".
This film features music by Honda Yuka, who Mizushiri-san has been a fan of for many years. The film was commissioned by the Towada Museum of Contemporary Art, and as an international co-production between Japan (New Dear) and France (MIYU Production), Mizushiri-san is also aiming to develop the film at international film festivals.
"Anxious Body" is scheduled to premiere at international film festivals abroad in 2021. In Japan, "Anxious Body" will premiere during the third phase of the "Inter + Play" exhibition (January 22 - May 29, 2022) at the Towada Museum of Contemporary Art.
Mizushiri Yoriko (Director of this work)
"Anxious Body" is an animation work in which various "shapes" are mixed together using physical sensation as a filter. I have made tactile animations in the past, but I wanted to explore a new stage in my work. A tactile animation needs sounds that will generously accept and reflect it. I like Honda-san's music and listen to it often, and I thought that the unique music expressed with various instruments and the charm of her own appearance would be a good match for this animation. As I created the animation, I felt a strong sense of fun as the pictures and sounds intertwined with each other.
Honda Yuka (Music)
It was about two years ago that I happened to come across Mizushiri-san's work. While I was in Japan, my friend and admired musician Oyamada Keigo (Cornelius) invited me to his "Audio Architecture" exhibition. Her work, which was projected on a large, high-performance screen at the exhibition, was very organic, full of feminine touches, but also very elegant and coquettish in its movements, which resonated with me and left a great impression. That's why I am very happy to be able to collaborate with her this time.
The brand-new smartphone game "ARGONAVIS from BanG Dream！ AAside" from the boys’ band project "ARGONAVIS from BanG Dream！" of "BanG Dream!" has started on January 14, 2021.
"ARGONAVIS from BanG Dream！ AAside" is the smartphone rhythm and adventure game of the boys’ band project "ARGONAVIS from BanG Dream！" by DeNA Co., LTD and Bushiroad.
"ARGONAVIS from BanG Dream！ AAside" is currently available now. As the reward of the "pre-registration campaign", to all players who had completed the tutorial in the limited period, a total of 2,000 "Navi Stones", which can be used to "scout" 10 times for members recruitment for the live, the member "'Hajimari no Uta' Nanahoshi Ren", and others will be given.
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The latest original IP "Shinsengumi Chuboroku" produced by Bandai Namco Pictures with the brand-new theme of "Food X Time Travel X Shinsengumi" has started on January 12, 2021. It is a project that focuses as the light novel while having a manga and anime adaptation in the future.
"Shinsengumi Chuboroku" is a youth crowd story featuring the Shinsengumi and its members that are loved by everyone from all generations with the brand-new them of "Food X Time Travel X Shinsengumi".
The high school student Inaba Izumi possessed professional cooking abilities. After certain things happened, he traveled back in time to the Bakumatsu period and was invited to join the Shinsengumi as a chef after his cooking ability caught the attention of Hijikata, who he encountered in Kyoto.
The light novel has started on January 12 and is being published by "Yatate Bunko" managed by Sunrise. The author is SOW, known for his role as the game scenario creator of "Grimm Notes" and as the author of the light novel “Samurai X". The character design is handled by Satou Masatsugu known for his character design of "Expelled from Paradise" and "CYBORG009 CALL OF JUSTICE"
The manga adaptation of "Shinsengumi Chuboroku" will start on "Shounen Ace" April 2021 Issue (will be released on February 26) and the anime adaptation is planned. This will surely hype up the expectation toward the brand-new Shinsengumi that is depicted by Bandai Namco Pictures and famous creators.
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