The video project of the short drama featuring voice actors, “TOKYO JUNJO CAFE” will start on Oct. 26, 2020, on AT-X. The project will feature Shimazaki Nobunaga, Suzuki Ryouta, Yashiro Taku, and Midorikawa Hikaru and their comments have been announced as well.
“TOKYO JUNJO CAFE” is the third project of AT-X “Otona ha Minna Tsukareteimasu” (All Adults are Tired) series.
This is AT-X original short drama program with a total of 5 episodes for each voice actors, and it will depict the voice actors, who have performed the life’s of various character, delivering a universal message with not only their voice but with their action as well in the cafe, which is a small and quiet world.
“TOKYO JUNJO CAFE” will air at AT-X on 9:25 PM every weekday starting from Oct. 26, 2020.
The first voice actor is Shimazaki Nobunaga for Oct. 26 until Oct. 30 broadcast, the second is Suzuki Ryouta for Nov. 9 until Nov. 13 broadcast, the third is Yashiro Taku for Nov. 23 until Nov. 27 broadcast and the fourth is Midorikawa Hikaru for Dec. 7 until Dec. 11 broadcast.
It was given the chance to read a modern poem that can be understood easily, I believe that everyone can felt something from it.
As my photo was taken from various angles, I am quite excited to see the final footage of it.
It would make me happy if you could check it out.
As I was given a chance for my first time in acting in a video, I felt that it was quite profound that we had to use our body to express all the actions.
There is a person, who is thinking about his boorish daily life, and I had created a lot of various expressions for while facing that person, including an ethereal face and a smile, so please check it out.
This is quite a new challenge for me as this read-a-loud is expressed while combining with the situation video.
Not only can you enjoy hearing it, but you could also enjoy watching it as well. As each of us will have different expressions, so please do watch the expression by the other voice actors as well.
I am truly grateful that I was given a chance to have experience managing a cafe from the owner position as I like coffee.
As this is quite a rare opportunity for me, I hope that all the fans can check it out.
A group of five male voice actors, Kumagai Kentaro, Komatsu Shouhei, Terashima Junta, Nakamura Shugo, and Fukamachi Toshinari, known as "GOALOUS5", has started a2D-character project, which was announced at "Voice and Fortune Training-Emergency Call! Report of Serious Operations" broadcast on Jul. 12, 2020. At the same time, the production of the second theme song and the release of new goods has also been announced.
"GOALOUS5" is a group of five male voice actors, the concept of which are dark heroes, who aim for "world voice fortune (conquest)" by making people captivated by the power of their voices.
From May 22, 2019, the WEB program "GOALOUS5's GO5 Channel" featuring members, Kumagai Kentaro, Komatsu Shouhei, Terashima Junta, Nakamura Shugo, and Fukamachi Toshinari, has been streamed on YouTube and Nico Nico Douga.
On Jul. 12, during "Voice Training-Emergency Call! Report of a serious operation", "GOALOUS 5" had announced the start of a new project where they will become 2D-characters.
Character design will be handled by Natsuo, who is famous for the character design in such works, as "BAKUMATSU", "DREAM!ing", "VAZZROCK", and others, and on the "GO5 Channel," on Jul, 15, five people will discuss the character settings.
Moreover, after the first theme song "GO5 GOALOUS5" released in Nov. 2019, the second theme song CD will be released.
It has been used as background music since the "GO5 channel" broadcast from Jul. 8, so please, check it out.
Also, the 2nd volume of the Gora Sword acrylic key chain and the "GOALOUS Metamorphose Bag (Reversible Tote Bag)" simple bag made with a simple design on one side and the member's color design on the reverse side, will be released at the first offline event "Seifu Dai Daisaku Shushu! GOALOUS5!".
Detailed information about the release date and complete version of the second theme song CD will be announced later. New goods will be on sale at the GCRE store.
The online program "GOALOUS5's GO5 channel", where members appear, is streamed on YouTube and Nico Nico Douga every Wed. from 5:00 P.M.
Jun. 19 is "Recitation Day".
It has been established by the nonprofit organization Nihon Rodoku Bunka Kyoukai (Japan Recitation Culture Association) as a wordplay of Ro(6)doku(19) in 2002. It's purposed tospread the art of recitation, and the association hold voluntary recitation events and recitation contests in mid-June.
Voice actors, who bring life to characters, also take part in recitation performances and audiobooks. We believe there are many fans who like their performance different from that of an anime.
Here at Anime!Anime! we have conducted the annual survey asking "Who's 'Recitation' Do You Want to Hear?" There were 810 votes received during the voting period from Jun. 7 thought Jun. 14. Most of the respondents were female with a gender ratio of 15% male to 85% female, and the age group was on the younger side with 35% under 19, and 25% in their 20s.
This is a report of the results for male voice actors.
■The ranking has changed from last year!
1st place went to Ishida Akira-san with roughly 8% of the votes, moving up fro 3rd place.
"He speaks smoothly, has rich emotions in his voice, and can take on the role of both genders and a wide age range. He's performed many readings brilliantly and I hope to hear more," and "With Ishida-san's recitation skills, the story is never monotonous and the scenes of the story become a clear image in my mind, making me feel as if I'm watching a play," are comments that show how highly his skills are praised.
There were also comments from fans who have been to his recitation performance, "In the recitation of 'Little Red Riding Hood', he played the roles of both genders and a wide range of age from an old lady to a little girl. He has such a wide variety of voices."
Coming in 2nd was Yusa Kouji-san with roughly 7% of the votes, moving up the ladder.
Fans fascinated by his performance commented, "Yusa-san has a convincing, unique, beautiful voice, but also his great performance is fascinating. His voice draws you into the story and makes you feel as if the character is there," and "His performance is so amazing. I can imagine the scenes with detail just from his voice. How he uses his breath shakes my heart!" Some fans feel soothed by his voice.
3rd place went to Kamiya Hiroshi-san with roughly 5% of the votes. He couldn't keep his top position but he still is in the top 3.
He received comments, such as, "It's not just that the voice is easy to hear word for word, but it's also how he reads the lines making it sound even more profound. Hearing his live recitation performance gave me goosebumps, and it made me realize that voice actors are no doubt actors."
Since he often reads the monologues in anime, some fans used specific characters as an example such as, "I like how he talks as Araragi-kun in the <Monogatari> series", or "I'd love to hear his recitation in the gentle voice from 'Natsume's Book of Friends'."
For the male voice actors, the top 5 were all taken by veteran voice actors with over 20 years of experience. Some of them have performed in recitations or have released a CD of them reading aloud, making their fans even more found of them.
1. Ishida Akira
2. Yusa Kouji
3. Kamiya Hiroshi
4. Sakurai Takahiro
5. Tsuda Kenjirou
6. Saitou Souma
7. Shimono Hiro
8. Kaji Yuuki
9. Seki Toshihiko
10. Furukawa Makoto
11. Matsuoka Yoshitsugu
12. Eguchi Takuya
13. Fukuyama Jun
14. Miyano Mamoru
15. Nakamura Yuuichi
16. Suwabe Junichi
17. Ono Daisuke
18. Sugita Tomokazu
19. Hanae Natsuki
20. Umehara Yuuichirou
(Voting Period: Jun. 7 to Jun. 14, 2020)
Here at Anime!Anime!, we conducted annual anime general election. First we will announce the result for "The most 'favorite' male voice actor", whom the fans became fan of, or whom fans would like to introduce him to others.
The eldest of the sextuplets, Osomatsu, from the TV anime series "Mr. Osomatsu", will appear in the new TV commercial of AT-X, which provides, organize, and produces animation programs. The new TV commercial "Osomatsu's AT-X Challenge" is on air from Oct. 12.
AT-X is an anime specialized channel that broadcasts the newest titles and masterpieces, and the voice actor's variety show. From the anime "Mr. Osomatsu", 3rd season of which is on air from Oct. 2020, the eldest son of the Matsuno family Osomatsu, who is a rubbish person and neet, was decided as the new TV commercial character. . In the commercial, you can enjoy all 12 various Osomatsu's reaction that struggles with the unreasonable challenges imposed by AT-X.
Osomatsu commented regarding his appointment as the commercial character, "The only one who is reliable at this time is surely the eldest son. AT-X sure know what they are doing~", and Sakurai Takahiro who is voicing Osomatsu commented too, "Please check out the commercial featuring Osomatsu!"
AT-X's new TV CM "Osomatsu's AT-X Challenge" and the 3rd season of the TV anime "Mr. Osomatsu" was aired from Oct. 12. TV commercial will also be released on the official AT-X YouTube channel.
Matsuno Osomatsu's comment
Eldest son of the Matsuno family! Osomatsu!
The only one who is reliable at this time is surely the eldest son. AT-X sure know what they are doing~
But is it okay to run such a messed up commercial?
I'm worried as the elder brother ~.
Sakurai Takahiro's comment, role of Matsuno Osomatsu
Mr. Osomatsu's 3rd season has broadcasted on AT-X.
That noisy face is back again. I'm looking forward to it.
Please check out the commercial featuring Osomatsu!
"Kushagara" included in the novel "Rohan Kishibe Does Not Shout: Short Story Collection" derived from Araki Hirohiko's manga "JoJo's Bizarre Adventure" will be made into a live-action drama. It will be broadcast on NHK General TV under the title of the special drama "Thus Spoke Kishibe Rohan" from December 28, 2020 for three consecutive nights. At the same time, cast members information including Takahashi Issei, who will play as Rohan Kishibe, was announced.
The original of "Rohan Kishibe Does Not Shout: Short Story Collection" is a novelized work based on the short manga "Thus Spoke Kishibe Rohan" series that depicts the bizarre events where Kishibe Rohan encounters during his research in a horror-like manner..
5 original stories by 4 writers are included, and this time, one volume "Kushagara" written by Kitaguni Ballad will be made into a live-action drama.
In addition to Takahashi Issei playing as the main character, Kishibe Rohan, it was announced that Iitoyo Marie will be Izumi Kyouka, Shibazaki Fuga as Ikkyu, Moriyama Mirai as Shishi Jugo, Takiuchi Kumi as Katahira Mai and Nakamura Tomoya as Hirai Taro in the drama.
The special drama "Thus Spoke Kishibe Rohan" will be broadcast on NHK General TV from 10:00 pm to 10:49 pm on Dec. 28, 29, and 30 for three consecutive nights.
Paravi's original story "Anzenna Venus" (Safety Venus) of TBS's Sunday drama " Kikkenna Venus" (Dangerous Venus), which will start on Oct. 11, has been announced and it will be streamed exclusively on Paravi. This story will start to broadcast after the broadcast of episode three of the main work.
"Kikkenna Venus" is a drama based on the same name novel by the best seller author Higashino Keigo. It is a story about the main protagonist, the veterinarian Hakurou (by Tsumabuki Satoshi) getting involved in the heritage feud of the Yagami family, involving a total of 3 billion JPY after searching for the whereabouts of this step-brother (from a different father), Yagami Akito and the self-proclaimed "brother's wife", Kaede (by Yoshitaka Yuriko).
The main cast for Paravi's original story "Anzenna Venus" will be handled by the voice actor Aoi Shouta. This work will take place in the bar "Venus" and the story will revolve around the famous master Sherry, by Aoi. He has a beautiful appearance and is gentle-mannered, when a customer with trouble came, he will serve a delicious cocktail that will soothe the heart. Just by drinking that cocktail, the customer will speak out his true feeling mysteriously just like Sherry's mysterious appeal...
We had received the comments from Aoi Shouta as Sherry and the producer Muraki Misa.
Hello, I'm Aoi Shouta, who will play Sherry in "Anzenna Venus" this time.
As he is the bar owner as well as the bartender and he has a role to get close to the feeling of the bar's customers, I hope I will be able to express this special, calming atmosphere that only exists in this work.
Please check it out!
We are able to welcome the popular Aoi Shouta-san as Paravi's original character. The bar master, Sherry is able to draw out the true feeling of a person naturally. I am looking forward to seeing the charming performance of Aoi-san as that "Safety" Venus. You might be able to see an unexpected side of the various attractive characters from the main work. I'm sure you will be able to enjoy watching "Kikkenna Venus" more after watching this. We welcome your visit to the Bar Venus on Sunday's midnight.
The drama starting from Jul. 9, 2020 titled "TV Theater Success Sou 2" released the cast visuals. The theme song has been decided to be "Success Sou de Matteru" (Waiting at Apartment Success), which Aramaki Yoshihiko, Kuroba Mario, and Wada Masanari try new dance and rap music. The narrator for this drama is Miyano Mamoru.
"TV Theater Success Sou" had been broadcast in 2019 as a new genre of drama as "TV Theater" in 2019, which Nelke Planning (known for 2.5-dimensional live-action play production) and the scriptwriter Tokuo Kouji (became famous from the drama 'Ossan's Love') collaborated and try to rehearse only once. This drama is the 2nd series.
The theme song is called "Success Sou de Matteru" (Waiting at Apartment Success), which was originally written for this drama. Lyric and music are directed by the director Kawajiri Keita (SUGARBOY), and the rap part will be sung by all cast members, including Aramaki Yoshihiko, Arisawa Keitarou, and Takahashi Kensuke. The rap part has a total of 11 types, and the lyrics match with each character.
Moreover, Miyano Mamoru, who is a voice actor active in many fields as a voice actor and a singer, will narrate the drama. The promotion movie narrated by Miyaon will be released soon.
"TV Theater Success Sou 2" will start the broadcast from Jul. 9, 2020 on 1:00 am on TV Tokyo and other channels.
(C) "TV Theater Success Sou 2" Production Committee ※In order of the room numbers
(C) "TV Theater Success Sou 2" Production Committee
The broadcast of "STAY HOME Murder Mystery", a Zoom Drama planned and scripted by the creator of "The Kindaichi Case Files", Amagi Seimaru has been decided. The voice actors playing Hajime and Miyuki's roles are Matsuno Taiki and Nakagawa Akiko respectively.
"The Kindaichi Case Files" is a mystery manga serialized in Weekly Shounen Magazine. The Zoom drama "STAY HOME Murder Mystery" will be broken down into two parts, with the first half depicting the summary of the case, evidence left by the suspect, etc. and in the second half, Hajime solving the case and bringing its mystery to light. The voice actors reprising the roles of Hajime and Miyuki are none other than Matsuno Taiki and Nakagawa Akiko. We have also received a message from the creator, Amagi Seimaru.
Viewers will be able to participate in uncovering the suspect as well. 10 names will be drawn by means of a lottery and the chosen viewers will be able to participate in the afterparty at Zoom.
The first half of "The Kindaichi Case Files"'s Zoom drama "STAY HOME Murder Mystery" is scheduled to broadcast on May 31, 2020 and the second half will be on Jun. 6, 2020.
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Creator・Amagi Seimaru's message
In order to prevent the widespread transmission of COVID-19, as all of you might know, production and announcements of new works such as television programs, stage performances, and events, have all been canceled. Stage productions, movie creators as well as their staff have never been more troubled. Due to people being unable to meet or gather, this industry has taken great hits to it.
I think that TV viewers, drama fans are currently re-watching reruns or rental dramas and are stressing out due to the dilemma of being unable to watch anything new.
We are currently working on "The Kindaichi Case Files" manga (currently being serialized in Kodansha's evening magazine as "37 Year Old Kindaichi Case Files"). However, after witnessing the danger to the entertainment industry, I wondered if there was anything we could do to contribute and began researching during this time of quarantine.
The result of that is this news release of the "Stay Home Murder Mystery" mystery drama from "The Kindaichi Case Files" utilizing Zoom as a medium (Estimated to be about 60 minutes long in total).
Regarding the drama
The new story's scenarios are penned by the author of "The Kindaichi Case Files", Amagi Seimaru. The actors that will be featured on the broadcast will not gather in the studio to record, but will deliver a live performance over Zoom at their home with the script provided.
Additionally, the main character of the manga, Kindaichi Hajime and Nanase Miyuki will have their faces edited by an animation app and will make an appearance within the Zoom screen as well.
The voice acting performance will be done by the two very same voice actors who acted as juvenile Kindaichi and Miyuki in "The Kindaichi Case Files" anime.
The story will begin with the case of a mysterious murder of an elderly woman in a stately mansion. Suspects will appear one-by-one on the Zoom screen to appeal their innocence. In the midst of them lies the culprit, and it is up to the genius of juvenile Kindaichi to solve the case.
Regarding the production
The production's main staff consists of Amagi Seimaru, and a few of his friends, and the work was produced by computers and smartphones. The production fees did not amount to too much. There were a lot of first time challenges but I am confident that the end product is very interesting.
In these circumstances, performers who are unable to perform onstage, voice actors, everyone in stage production crews and even myself - are sharing information and trying our best to be positive. As a shout of encouragement for everyone, I've worked hard on this zoom mystery drama.
From here onward, I want to keep on planning and producing with "I am able to do this precisely because of the situation" and "friends I am able to connect to because of this" in mind. I want to open a path for a brand new entertainment industry in a post COVID-19 society.
The 3rd season of the TV anime series "Mr. Osomatsu" has started broadcast on Oct. 12. In the first episode, new sextuplets that are suitable for the Reiwa era had appeared. Comments from the cast members, including Hanae Natsuki, Ishikawa Kaito, Shimazaki Nobunaga, and others, who played the new sextuplets, have arrived.
The TV anime series "Mr. Osomatsu" is based on Akatsuka Fujio's famous gag manga "Osomatsu-kun". It is a story about sextuplets who are the main characters becoming sloppy adults called useless neets.
As usual, the 1st episode is an unprecedent story that develops from current affairs to harsh black jokes. Among them, the appearance of "new sextuplets" became a hot topic on the SNS. The setting art is the same as the usual sextuplets, but they appear more stylish in the hoodie and tuxedo..
Instead of the old sextuplets, the new characters that fit the Reiwa era that appeared, are voiced by current popular voice actors. Hanae Natsuki as the new Osomatsu, Ishikawa Kaito as the new Karamatsu, Shimazaki Nobunaga as the new Choromatsu, Matsuoka Yoshitsugu as the new Ichimatsu, Uchida Yuma as the new Juushimatsu, and Murase Ayumu as the new Todomatsu.
Moreover, comments from the new cast of the sextuplets have arrived. After recording the 1st episode, Hanae said, "I had a mysterious sense of accomplishment ", Uchida added after reading the script, "I ended up appearing in a ridiculous work", and other BTS (behind-the-scene) comments have been received.
The 3rd season of the TV anime series "Mr. Osomatsu" is currently being broadcast on TV Tokyo and other channels.
New Osomatsu: Hanae Natsuki
I was thinking about what role I've got, but when I opened the script, I immediately closed it because I didn't understand a single thing. I went along with the flow during the recording for the 1st episode. There were some ambiguous moments which I didn't really understand
New Karamatsu: Ishikawa Kaito
Even before I became a voice actor, I loved Nakamura Yuichi's acting and longed do the same thing. Right now, while working as a voice actor with the support and interactions with many people, I have the opportunity to meet with Nakamura-san, but I do not know that my admiration will remain. When I heard about the cast and about the role of new Karamatsu, I thought about being the successor of Karamatsu-san played by Nakamura-san. Together with the Nakamura-san's acting nuance from the personality of Karamatsu, I expanded the image of Yu-chan in myself to the limit and opened the script in a perfect posture.
The first line was, "What is this...". The second was "Not good...". It didn't make much sense.
All the emotions other than interesting were blown away by the sense of this work. Bye bye.
New Choromatsu: Shimazaki Nobunaga
As expected, no, it was more than what I had expected. After reading the script of the first episode, I couldn't stop laughing. The casts of the new sextuplets are also wonderful members, and I enjoyed the recording sessions very much. It was an honor for me to be entrusted as the new Choromatsu.
New Ichimatsu: Matsuoka Yoshitsugu
I played, thinking, "Maybe this is a future of 'Osomatsu-kun'?" Please check out our version of "Mr. Osomatsu"
As for the impression of the first episode, I was surprised... It's messed up (laugh)
After the recording was over, I felt comfortable and strangely tired (laugh).
New Juushimatsu: Uchida Yuma
After seeing the previous seasons for reference, I read the script for the first episode... This guy is hopeless. I ended up appearing in a ridiculous work. References from previous seasons are no longer helpful (laugh)
What exactly is "Mr. Osomatsu"?
I hope you will find the answer in this 3rd season.
New Todomatsu: Murase Ayumu
I watch it in advance and felt the energy and fun of the work, so I honestly felt the pressure from acting the new sextuplets (laugh).
At the same time, I was happy to be honored and entrusted with that role.
The recording itself was quite fun, so I hope it will leave an everlasting impression on everyone!
(C) Akatsuka Fujio / Mr. Osomatsu Production Committee
A TV anime adaption of the light novel "Osananajimi ga Zettai ni Makenai Love Comedy" has been decided.
A visual to celebrate the anime and teaser were released along with the announcement of the main staff and cast members.
The comments from Shimazaki Nobunaga, voice of Hanma Baki has been revealed after the production of "Hanma Baki - Son of Ogre", the sequel to "Baki" Great Chinese Challenge Saga and the third series of "Baki", has been confirmed.
"Baki" series is a manga that is currently serialized in "Weekly Shounen Champion". It depicts the fierce battles between the various martial artists centering around the protagonist, Hanma Baki, the youngest champion of the underground arena, and his father, Hanma Yuujirou, who is called the "Strongest Creature on Earth".
As the terrestrial broadcast of the anime "Baki" Great Chinese Challenge Saga had just ended, the sequel and the third series "Hanma Baki - Son of Ogre" will finally depicts the all-out clash between the two fated persons, Baki and Yuujirou. The "Greatest Father-Son Fight" is depicted as the climax of the "Baki" series in the original manga.
The production of the "Hanma Baki - Son of Ogre" has been confirmed and the passionate comments from Shimazaki Nobunaga, the voice of the protagonist Hanma Baki, have been revealed.
More details about "Hanma Baki - Son of Ogre" will be revealed soon.
Comments from Shimazaki Nobunaga, voice of Hanma Baki
---Can you share with us your feeling and enthusiasm after hearing the production of the sequel, "Hanma Baki - Son of Ogre"?
I am extremely glad that the sequel of the anime was confirmed as I am aware of the interesting future plot from the original manga. Especially the father-son fight is one of my personal favorite series in term of the process and the result, so I am quite looking forward to it.
---As "Hanma Baki - Son of Ogre" will depict the clash between Baki and Yuujirou, what was the most impressive scene when you read the original manga and also your anticipating scene in the anime adaptation?
There are various impressive scenes, such as the fight with Kamakiri, Maria, and Pickle, the True Mach Punch, the master, the air table, and others. But above all, I enjoyed the process of Hanma Baki and Hanma Yuujirou facing each other as actual father and son.
（C）Itagaki Keisuke (Akita Shoten)／Hanma Baki - Son of Ogre Production Committee
（C）Itagaki Keisuke (Akita Shoten)／Baki Production Committee
It has been decided that the anime of the light novel "The Low Tier Character 'Tomozaki-kun'" with has exceed 1 million copies, will be broadcast from Jan. 2021. The key visual of the anime has been revealed as well.
"The Low Tier Character 'Tomozaki-kun'" is based on the light novel by Yaku Yuuki, and it has ranked in the top 10 of "Kono Light Novel ga Sugoi! (Bunko Category)" (This Light Novel is Amazing [Paperbook Category]) for four consecutive years.
Tomozaki Fumiya is a prominent gamer in Japan but is actually a loner high school student. With his motto "Life is a bad game", he encountered the academy's perfect heroine, Hinami Aoi.
Is life a bad game or a great game? Under the guidance of Hinami, the low tier character starts to conquer his life!
The key visual depicts the gathering of the main characters, including Tomozaki with Oomiya, Saitama, the setting of the work, as the background.
The cast has already been announced. Satou Gen will voice Tomozaki Fumiya, the main protagonist, Kanemoto Hisako will voice Hinami Aoi, the heroine, Hasegawa Ikumi will voice Nanami Minami, Kayano Ai will voice Kikuchi Fuuka, Shimazaki Nobunaga will voice Mizusawa Takahiro, and others. Regarding other detailed information, it will be announced on the official website and other websites soon.
TV anime "The Low Tier Character 'Tomozaki-kun'" will be broadcast from Jan. 2021.
（C）Yaku Yuuki, Shogakukan／"The Low Tier Character 'Tomozaki-kun'" Production Committee
Oct. 19 is Enoki Junya's birthday.
In the fall 2020's anime, he played main characters in many titles, including "Jujutsu Kaisen" and "Fly Me to the Moon". His appearances in anime "Cells at Work! CODE BLACK" and "Heaven's Design Tem", which will be broadcast in 2021, have also been decided.
He also dubbed Peter Parker from "Spider-Man: Homecoming", etc., and he is also active at the stage play, radio, and singing character's songs.
To celebrate Enoki Junya's birthday, like last year, we conducted a reader survey "Who is your favorite character played by Enoki Junya?" We received responses from 127 people during the survey period from Oct. 6. to Oct. 13.
The male-female ratio is about 20% for males and about 80% for females. About 40% of the age group were minors, and about 40% were in their 20s.
■Maita Rui from "Idolmaster SideM" is at the top for the second consecutive year!
1st place went to Maita Rui from "The Idolmaster SideM". The approval rating was about 17%, and he was place on the same ranking as last year.
Readers commented, "He is always bright, positive, and energetic. Enoki-sans' performance at the live was also wonderful which hype up the venue", and "Although he is an energetic character, he also has calm and kind sides. I think it was expressed well thanks to Enoki-sans delicate acting."
Another reason for his popularity is that he is a former English teacher who becomes an idol, "He speaks English but I think that it is not going beyond and played naturally, which makes the character more attractive."
2nd place goes to Itadori Yuji from "Jujutsu Kaisen". The approval rating is about 14%. The title of the 2020 broadcast was ranked high.
Many fans liked the main protagonist, "Full body-sized high school student is cute! Itadori-kun, who confronts the harsh fate with his sharp acting that feels natural and powerful, is played vividly.", and "Enoki-san's voice and acting convey the gentleness of his physical ability and strong core, but he is not pretentious."
Some readers are looking forward to future development, "It's just started, but after watching the first episode, I am sure that 'this will be the represensative work for Enoki-san'."
3rd place goes to Horikawa Kunihiro from the "Touken Ranbu: ONLINE" series. The approval rating is about 12%, ranked up from 4th place last year.
His pleasant personality is popular, "I think serious, polite, and caring character fits well to Enoki-sans voice."
Also, fans of various media vote for it, "Swaying emotions and conflicts of 'Katsugeki/Touken Ranbu' makes me cry.", and "The line, 'I'm Ken-san's friends and assistant!', is very cute."
■Let's introduce other comments
About Seiji from "Tsukumogami Kashimasu", "Enoki-san's voice is perfect for Seiji's soft and gentle aura. The radio with Komatsu Mikako was also very interesting every time."
About Jona Basta from "Mobile Suit Gundam Narrative", "He is a clumsy boy with few words and few emotions. There are many places where his feelings leak out due to unvoiced sounds such as sighs, and I think that Enoki-san's delicate play made him an actual person."
About Peter Parker from the "Spider-Man" series said, "I think Enoki-san very well played changes of the character after what happened in 'Avengers: Endgame'".
About Hoshizora Yuzaki from the newest title of fall 2020, "Fly Me to the Moon", "The anime has just been broadcast, but it so good! The acting of Nasu-kun who rolls over and over is great!"
In the 2020 version of the survey, the 1st place was the same as last year, but the second and lower rankings have changed significantly. Multiple new characters played in 2020 are also ranked in. It has been decided that he will appear in various titles in 2021, and we are looking forward to his new roles.
"Who is your favorite character played by Enoki Junya?"
1st place Maita Rui "Idol Master SideM"
2nd place Itadori Yuji "Jujutsu Kaisen"
3rd place Horikawa Kunihiro "Touken Ranbu: ONLINE"
4th place Yuzaki Hoshizora "Fly Me to the Moon"
5th place Kiba Shion "Card Fight !! Vanguard G"
6th place Kurata Takezo "Kono Oto Tomare! Sounds of Life!"
6th place Pannacotta Fugo "Jojo's Bizarre Adventure Golden Wind"
8th place Spider-Man / Peter Parker "Spider-Man: Homecoming", etc.
9th place Higurashi Sota "Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon"
10th place Seiji "Tsukumogami Kashimasu"
10th place Tsukumo Rei "Young Disease Outburst Boy"
10th place Hoshino Ryo "Millionaire Detective Balance: UNLIMITED"
10th place Vendellin "The 8th Son? Are You Kidding Me? "
10th place Jona Basta "Mobile Suit Gundam Narrative"
15th place Arata Kojo "On air!"
15th place Tatewaki Shotaro "Beautiful Bones: Sakurako's Investigation"
15th place Yonazuki Lucia "Shadowverse"
(Survey Period: Oct. 6, 2020 - Oct. 13)
Oct. 16 is Kito Akari-san's birthday.
Kito Akari-san made her voice actor debut in 2010 and she has voiced characters from various titles since then. In 2020, she has voiced several main characters from titles, including "In/Spectre", "Adachi and Shimamura", and "Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba the Movie: Mugen Train".
In 2019, she made her singer debut and her 1st live tour "Colorful Closet" is currently being held from September to October. On Oct. 28, her 3rd single "Kimi no Tonari de" is scheduled to be released.
To celebrate Kito Akari-san's birthday, Anime! Anime! had conducted the reader survey "Who is your favorite character voiced by Kito Akari-san?". A total of 140 responses were received during the survey period from Sep. 30 to Oct. 7.
For the gender distribution, the votes were equally split for both male and female. For the age distribution, roughly 50% are from minors, while roughly 30% are from 20's.
■The top is Nezuko from "Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba". Do check out the movie!
The 1st place goes to Kamado Nezuko "Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba" with supporting rate of approximately 26%.
We had received several comments, such as "Despite most of the lines are onomatopoeic word, Kito Akari-san's acting is quite amazing as she was still able to express the character's emotions," "I love Kito-san's cute voice when she speaks normally and when she turns into a demon!" and "The line 'Blood Demon Art: Exploding Blood' is quite cool", and this shows that there was a lot of agreement on her amazing acting that was able to transmit the emotions even through just a groan
There were also a few comments regarding the release of "Mugen Train" on Oct. 16, which is "Kito-san's birthday is on the same day as the release date of the movie! I'm looking forward to Nezuko's achievement."
2nd place goes to Konoe Kanata from "Love Live! Nijigasaki High School Idol Club" with a support rating of approximately 15%.
The comments received, such as "Even though she seems sleepy normally, I love the elder sister side of her that she shows sometimes!" "I am healed by that lullaby-like gentle voice", and "Her singing voice and atmosphere are quite gentle, and above all, she is cute" show that her popularity came from her gentleness. Despite the TV anime just started from October, she had gathered a lot of attention.
3rd place goes to Yashiro Nene from "Toilet-Bound Hanako-kun" with a support rating of approximately 9%.
Yashiro Nene is the heroine of this work and she called out to Hanako-kun to fulfill her own wish. We had received comments, such as "I like how Nene-chan's atmosphere fits well with Kito-san's voice" and "It was great that the anime and the voice had a good synchronization." and her interactions with Hanako-kun are also quite well-received.
■Let's introduce the other comments!!
For Chiyoda Momo from "The Demon Girl Next Door": "She is cute and cool. I also like how she always looks after Shamiko. I'm looking forward to season 2!"
For Himesaka Noa from "Wataten!: An Angel Flew Down to Me": "I am able to learn how amazing Kito-san's acting is from this character as there is a huge difference with her actual voice."
For Iwanaga Kotoko from "In/Spectre": "Kito-san cute voice is a perfect fit with to Iwanaga's voice that say indecent word and has a cute face!"
There is even a vote for a currently broadcasting title and the comments for Adachi from "Adachi and Shimamura" is "While watching the trailer, I think that the conversation with Shimamura is cute. I love both the opening song as Adachi and the ending sang by Kito-san."
Most of the top 10 in this survey came from character from 2019 and 2020 anime which is quite a fresh results. As it was decided that she will appear in several titles from now on, let's look forward to what type of role will she play.
"Who is your favorite character voiced by Kito Akari-san?"
1. Kamado Nezuko "Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba"
2. Konoe Kanata "Love Live! Nijigasaki High School Idol Club"
3. Yashiro Nene "Toilet-Bound Hanako-kun"
4. Chiyoda Momo "The Demon Girl Next Door"
5. Himesaka Noa "Wataten!: An Angel Flew Down to Me"
6. Horikita Suzune "Classroom of the Elite"
7. Calen "Time Bokan 24"
8. Iwanaga Kotoko "In/Spectre"
9. Tsukisaki Sayu "Re:Stage! Dream Days♪"
9. Hinata Kaho "Blend S"
11. Adachi "Adachi and Shimamura"
11. Sarayashiki Karin "The Ones Within"
11. Nakamura Misa "Ms. Koizumi Loves Ramen Noodles"
11. Hiromi "Erased"
11. Honshou Aru "Hitori Bocchi no Marumaru Seikatsu"
11. Yuzaki Tsukasa "Fly Me to the Moon"
（Survey Period： Sep. 30, 2020 - Oct. 7, 2020）
The cast that will play Edogawa Rampo, Miyazawa Kenji and Yosano Akiko in the TV anime "Bungo Stray Dogs Wan!", which is scheduled to begin airing in Jan. 2021, has been announced.
The "Bungo Strayed Dogs Wan!" is the official gag spin-off of "Bungo Stray Dogs" serialized in Young Ace UP. In this title, armed detective agency and gangster characters appear in minimalist form. A gag spin-off variety show where the hilarious stray dogs bark at the everyday, "Wan!" is depicted.
The second cast has now been announced. Edogawa Rampo, Miyazawa Kenji, and Yosano Akiko will be played by Kamiya Hiroshi, Kagura Hiroyuki, and Shimamura Yuu, the same three as in the "Bungo Strays" anime. At the same time, character illustrations have been released.
The TV anime "Bungo Strayed Dogs Wan! is scheduled to begin airing in Jan. 2021.
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In Oct. 2020, the "Autumn Cours" anime season has started. According to a survey conducted at Anime! Anime!, Nakamura Yuichi and Minase Inori shared the 1st place in the number of main appearances by gender (※). In this article, we will introduce the appearances of those two in autumn's titles.
※Survey on "Anime! Anime!" dated Oct. 5.
※ Future guest appearances are not added.
※ Applies to works that started or resumed broadcasting in the fall of 2020. The second cours that continues from the summer animation is not applicable.
■Male voice actors: Nakamura Yuichi, what about so many "big brother" roles !?
Nakamura Yuichi debuted in the 2000s. He is known for many roles, including OkazakiTomoya in "CLANNAD", Saotome Alto in "Macross Frontier", and Bruno Bucciarati in "Jojo's Bizarre Adventure Golden Wind". In the 2020 summer anime cours, he appeared in "Fruit Basket" (role of Sohma Shigure) and "Pokemon" (role of Dr. Sakuragi).
Currently, he is active not only as a voice actor but also expanding the range of his interests, holding a Youtube channel with writer Mafia Kajita.
In what kind of work he will appear in fall 2020?
Nakamura-san will appear in 7 titles, which are: in the 3rd season of "Mr. Osomatsu" (Osomatsu Matsuno), "The Irregular at Magic High School" (Tsukasa Nami), "Please Take My Brother Away!" (Shi Fen), "Jujutsu Kaisen" (Satoru Gojo), "Warlords of Sigrdrifa" (Ron Mao), "Munou na Nana" (Onodera Kyoya), "Dragon's Dogma" ("Assasin" Ethan).
His variety of roles including cool, easy-going and elusive characters. Looking at the list of roles, it feels that there are many "big brother" roles... The first episodes are already released, and we are looking forward to seeing what these characters will be like with Nakamura-san's "voice".
How about other voice actor's roles?
About voice actors' roles, Hosoya Yoshimasa will appear in "Golden Kamuy" (Tanigaki Genjiro), "Attack on Titan: The Final" (Reiner Brown), and "Tsukiuta. "THE ANIMATION2" (Uduki Arata), "Haikyu !! TO THE TOP" 2nd Cool (Azumane Asahi), "Grand Blues!" (Belial) and "Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? III" (Welf Crozzo), 6 works in total.
Also, Ono Kensho will appear "Please Take My Brother Away!" (Zhen Kaixin), "Tsukiuta. "THE ANIMATION2" (Kannazuki Iku), "Gymnastics Samurai" (Leonardo), "Idolish7: Second BEAT!" (Nanase Riku), and "Ikebukuro West Gate Park" (as Crow).
■Voice actress: the variety of Minase Inari's works!
Minase Inori debuted in 2010. Her famous roles are "Somali and the Forest Spirit" (as Somali), "The Quintessential Quintuplets" (Nakano Itsuki), and "KiraKira Precure A La Mode" (Kirarin / Ciel Kirahoshi / Cure Parfait). In the summer anime cours, she appeared in "Re: Life in a Different World from Zero" 2nd season (Rem) and "No Guns Life" (role of Pepper).
In addition, she debuted as an artist in 2015 and is in charge of the theme song for many anime works. Since then, she has been energetically continuing her musical activities.
In what fall 2020 anime titles she will appear?
Minase-san will continue her work in "Is the Order a Rabbit?" (Chino), "Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?" (Hestia), "Assault Lily Bouquet" (Mashima Moyu), "Kuma Kuma Kuma Bear" (Shea Fochrose), "Sleepy Princess in the Demon Castle" (Princess Suyaris), "Grand Blues!' (Diantha), 6 titles in total.
Minase-san has played many characters so far, from straightforward to tsundere characters who can not be express their feelings. In the autumn anime season, don't miss her to play unique characters such as the free-spirited Princess Suyaris who is looking for a good night's sleep and the cool and quiet Chino.
In addition, how about other voice actresses' roles?
Among the female voice actresses, Komatsu Mikako, Tomita Miyu, and Hayami Saori each will appear in five works. Komatsu-san will appear in "Jujutsu Kaisen" (Sadain Maki), "Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon" (Setuna), and Tomita-san in "Kuma Kuma Kuma Bear" (Shuri), "I Tried Asking While Kowtowing" (Miseuchi Kananami / Minister Shioya), and Hayami-san in asked, "Is the Order a Rabbit? " (Aoyama Midori), "The Irregular at Magic High School " (Shiba Miyuki).
Many voice actors/actresses will appear in the fall 2020 anime season. There are also works that were broadcast before, so why not check them out?
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"PROJECT SCARD" so far has experienced the drama CD and character song production and has broadcast the voice actor programs, and now it is going to experience the TV anime adoption. The TV anime will be released as "Scar of Blaita" as a sequel to the drama CD and is scheduled on Jan. 2021 at MBS, TBS, BS-TBS's "Animeism". The casts and the promotion movie are also released this time.
"PROJECT SCARD" is the media mix project by Frontier Works. The story is set in "Akatsuki Special Area" inof Tokyo. The existence of protecting the city abandoned by the authority were the "Scards", who own the tatttoos which sealed the gods. The defender of the city "Helios", the defender of the organizations "Artemis", and the defender of the rule "Special Police Force" use the abilities gained from the tatttoos. They continue to believe in their "justice" while fighting and struggles continue on a daily basis. This is the story of them living to their fullest in the ordinary days.
The cast members announced this time included Fukuhara Katsumi, playing Kurama Hokuto, Tsuda Kenjirou, playing the former Fresvelg, and Ueda Youji, playing the former Morrigan.
The main theme song will be sung by the 8 main characters. Check the promotion movie out to listen to the song.
TV anime "Scar of Blaita" will be broadcast from Jan. 2021 on MBS, TBS, BS-TBS's "Animeism"
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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.