「Gundam AGEII Magnum SV ver.」 piloted by Kujo Kyoya in 『Gundam Build Divers』 gets a gunpla kit with a scale of 1/144(HG). Currently available for pre-order on Premium Bandai.
In commemoration of the 25th anniversary of the broadcast of the TV anime “Neon Genesis Evangelion”, the anniversary project CDs “NEON GENESIS EVANGELION SOUNDTRACK 25th ANNIVERSARY BOX” and “EVANGELION FINALLY” are on sale. At the same time, comments have arrived from the artists and composers such as Hayashibara Megumi and Takahashi Yoko.
The photos of "Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon a Time Shikinami Asuka Langley 'EVA2020' 1/6 Scale Completed Figure" from "Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon a Time" have been revealed on the AmiAmi Online Shop. You can enjoy the charms of this figure which will be released in October 2021. "Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon a Time Shikinami Asuka Langley 'EVA2020' 1/6 Scale Completed Figure" is a figure that was created by the hobby shop, AmiAmi and the figure brand AMAKUNI, making it an "AmiAmi X AMAKUNI" item. It is a renewed version of the previous figure with a new molding and coloring in the original lively posture while holding a New Unit 02 Gamma's Naginata. The molding was created in detail, such as the strong-willed expression, the hair fluttering in the wind, as well as the bodyline shown through the new plugsuit. The modeling is handled by Yokota Ken while the coloring is handled by Hoshino Emi. The photos revealed are different from the one that were provided by the manufacturer as it was specially taken for this purpose. So, you will be able to see the photos from various angles and situations that can't be seen elsewhere. The price for the figure is 14.300 JPY (tax included), and it will be released in October 2010. "Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon a Time Shikinami Asuka Langley 'EVA2020' 1/6 Scale Completed Figure" Reference Price: 14,300 JPY (tax included) Release Date: October 2021 (Estimated) Scale: 1/6 Size: Overall Height of 38cm (Approximately 26.5cm excluding the head part) Brand: AmiAmi X AMAKUNI (C) Khara
From "Rebuild of Evangelion" comes a figure of Ayanami Rei (Tentative Name). Pre-orders are currently available on "Premium Bandai". The figure portrays her in a battle, wielding a scythe in her Plugsuit. Though having a slim silhouette, the bold swing of the scythe makes it a voluminous figure with a width of roughly 300mm. Don't miss out on this rare opportunity to see her expression as a pilot. "G.E.M. Series Rebuild of Evangelion Ayanami Rei (Tentative Name)" is priced at 15,180 JPY (tax included). Pre-orders are currently available on "Premium Bandai", and shipping is scheduled for September 2021. (C) khara
The 2nd collaboration video between "Evangelion" and the global makeup brand "KATE", "Ayanami Rei, Her First Lipstick, and...", has been released on February 2, 2021. Bonus scenes drawn by illustrator Yoneyama Mai have been added to depict what happens to Ayanami after wearing her first lipstick. "KATE" released "KATE Red Nude Rouge (EV)", a collaboration product between "Evangelion", for a limited number of online sales on February 2. In commemoration, the 2nd collaboration video, "Ayanami Rei, Her First Lipstick, and...", has been released. In the first collaboration video, released in November 2020, Hayashibara Megumi, the voice actor of "Ayanami Rei", and Yoneyama Mai, an illustrator who worked on many key animations for various anime, were featured. The beautiful scene of Ayanami Rei wearing lipstick for the first time got a huge reaction on social media. In this encore video, "Ayanami Rei, Her First Lipstick, and...", has additional bonus scenes depicting what happened after Ayanami Rei put on her lipstick. Who is Ayanami Rei smiling at...? The final scene will stir your imagination. "Ayanami Rei, Her First Lipstick, and..." can be watched on the special website. "KATE Red Nude Rouge (EV)" (4 designs) are available on the "KATE" affiliated online shop for a limited number of online sales from February 2. (C) khara
An additional cast member has been announced for "Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045" (broadcast on Apr. 23), a Netflix original anime and the latest work of "Ghost in the Shell" series. Hayashibara Megumi will play the role of Shimamura Takashi, a "Post-Human" who holds the key to the story. "Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045" is a full 3DCG animation and the latest work in the "Ghost in the Shell" series. Directed by Kamiyama Kenji, who is known for "Ghost in the Shell S.A.C.", and Aramaki Shinji, who is known for "APPLESEED", the film is co-produced by Production I.G and SOLA DIGITAL ARTS, and will be distributed exclusively on Netflix worldwide from Apr. 23, 2020. It is a sci-fi political action work in which the story is set in the year 2045. With the outbreak of the economic crisis, "global simultaneous default” shaking all nations along with the tremendous progress of AI, the world has entered a systematic yet "Sustainable War". In these times, the former Public Security Division 9 (a.k.a. Ghost in the Shell), led by Kusanagi Motoko, faces a "Post-Human" with marvelous intellectual and physical abilities. Hayashibara Megumi will join the cast by playing the role of Shimamura Takashi, one of the mysterious "Post-Human" who holds the key to the story. Shimamura, a 14-year-old junior high school student, is one of three people who awakened as Post-Human in Japan. The production will consist of 12 episodes of season 1, and a 2nd season has already been announced. (C) Shirow Masamune, Production I.G / Kodansha, Ghost in the Shell 2045 Production Committee
'Oshiete Hokusai!', an educational entertainment anime to make dreams come true, will have an advance distribution on ABEMA from March 7, and on other channels from March 8. Along with that, it was announced that CHAI, world-famous "neo kawaii" band, will be performing the theme song, and that Waki Azumi and Konishi Katsuyuki, the voice cast in the anime, will sing the chorus as well. "Oshiete Hokusai! -THE ANIMATION-" is based on "Yume wo Kanaeru Bakushou! Nihon Bijutsu Manga Oshiete Hokusai!" written by Iwakiri Naoto, and directed by the author Iwakiri Naoto who is a Japanese art enthusiast, and produced by CoMix Wave Films known for "Your Name". It is a short anime with a 10-minute-long episodes (10 episodes in total) that enables you to learn "Japanese art" and "philosophy of life" at the same time. The story follows a lazy high school girl learning from the greatest painters from the Japanese art sphere, and struggling while growing up . The theme song will be 'Tentekorin no Theme' by "neo-kawaii" band CHAI. This song was written and composed by CHAI as a theme song for the protagonist Okakura Tentekorin with an inspiration from the original work. Based on the theme of the film, "What is talent?" and "Can dreams come true even if you don't have talent?", CHAI sublimates the "complex" of the protagonist, who has no talent and no motivation, into a true "art". Please do not miss it. Moreover, Waki Azumi as Tentekorin, and Konishi Katsuyuki as a god of thunder that appears to make her dream come true, joins in and sings in the chorus, which makes the song more colorful. 'Oshiete Hokusai!', an educational entertainment anime that makes a dream come true, will have an advance distribution on ABEMA from March 7, and on other channels from March 8. <Full comments> CHAI I understand how it is hard to start and keep doing something as there are many obstacles to come! We always end up looking for reasons for not doing it...I want to send this anime and song to people who are paralyzed by fear! You will get courageous enough to laugh and forget about your failures! (C)Iwakiri Naoto / CWF
It has been decided that Ono Daisuke's concert "Ono Daisuke Live 2021: A Space Odyssey", which will start at 6:00 PM, on March 27 2021, will be broadcast live on "M-on!". Ono Daisuke is not only working as a voice actor that has voiced various main characters of popular works, such as "JoJo's Bizarre Adventure" series and "Mr. Osomatsu" series, but he is also active as a singer as well. After 2 and a half year since his last concert, "Ono Daisuke Live 2021: A Space Odyssey" will be delivered in a "space" theme. So, do check out the "2021 Space Journey" of Ono Daisuke in the STARGAZER spaceship. Also, Ono Daisuke previous concerts, his first concert "Daisuke Ono LIVE 2016 'Unlimited Door' that was held in January 2016, and the final performance of the tour "Ono Daisuke LIVE TOUR 2018 'Dream Journey'" that was held from June 2018, will be broadcast in BS Sky Perfect TV and Sky Perfect On Demand. Ono Daisuke's concert "Ono Daisuke Live 2021: A Space Odyssey" will be broadcast live on March 27, 2021, at 6:00 PM, on "M-on!"
A new song "Scramble Days" by Sphere, a four-member unit consisting of Kotobuki Minako, Takagaki Ayahi, Tomatsu Haruka, and Toyosaki Aki, has been released for the first time in about a year and three months, digitally on February 15, the anniversary of their formation. We have received comments from the members. The new song "Scramble Days" is the first digital single release for "Sphere", which is celebrating its 10th anniversary year in 2019-2020 since its CD debut in 2009. It will also be their first new song since "Sign", the ending theme song for the second season of Ultraman Taiga, which was released in November 2019. The song was made by Kotobuki Minako, who is currently living in the UK, and Takagaki Ayahi, Tomatsu Haruka, and Toyosaki Aki through a remote production process. For the music video and jacket photo, they used photos and videos of the "best Sphere poses" solicited from fans, which made "bond" with not only the 4 members but also many people as a digital single. In addition, "MOON SIGNAL (Orch ver.)" and "Super Noisy Nova (Xmas ver.)", which were performed at the "LAWSON premium event Sphere's MusicRainbow07" held online at the end of 2020, are included as coupling songs on the single. Sphere has improved its skills after 10 years of activity, and the self-covered songs by the Sphere band members are also noteworthy. Full text of comments Kotobuki Minako As I'm currently far away in the UK, I'm grateful to be able to connect with you all through Sphere's new song "Scramble Days"! I recorded the song in a studio in England. The melody line and the lyrics written by Kimiko from nano.RIPE are very straightforward and pleasant, and the structure is a bit complicated and interesting. I often listen to it while taking a walk and looking up at the sky. I'll see you again "on the other side of the slope that leads to the future♪" Takagaki Ayahi One of the members of Sphere is currently in England, but I've been secretly wishing to create a new song even though she was away. But, who could predict the world would turn out like this? Now that it is difficult for everyone to meet in person, this song was born. Our thoughts, Kimiko's lyrics from nano.RIPE, and the thoughts of our fans have come together to create a digital single filled with love. Like a hope, like a vow... May this song connect our hearts and stay close to you! Tomatsu Haruka This is the Sphere's first distribution-only song, and it's been a while since the last one was released! The song is filled with the message that we are connected even though we are far away from each other. The jacket and the music video were made by not only our fans but also everyone who has helped us. I hope you'll listen to it in full! Toyosaki Aki I'm so grateful that a new song was able to be released on the day that marks the 13th year of Sphere's formation. Scramble Days was created online as much as possible, from the song discussions to the visual work. It's our first digital release, and we hope you can feel the many challenges and possibilities. We sang this song with feelings that our hearts are always with you even if we are physically apart. I hope this song will gently reach the hearts of those who listen to it.
The new series of popular anime "Duel Masters" series has been decided after marking the 19th anniversary this year. The new series will be titled "Duel Masters King!" and will be broadcast from Apr. 4, 2021, on TV Tokyo related channels. Moreover, the artist for the theme song is also decided.
"Duel Masters King" is the new series for "Duel Masters" for marking the 19th anniversary in 2021. Kirifuda Joe will be the main character continuing from the previous series broadcast in 2020.
The artist for the theme song has been announced together with the news for the new series. The opening theme song will be sung by DOBERMAN INFINITY, and the ending theme song will be sung by vistlip. The comments from both artists arrived as well.
TV anime "Duel Masters King!" will start its broadcast from Apr. 4, 2021, on TV Tokyo related channels.
The voice actor variety program "Say You to Yoasobi Tuesday' Shimono Hiro X Uchida Maaya' #30" was broadcast from 10:00 PM to 11:30 PM, on February 16, 2021, on ABEMA "Anime Live Channel". During the program, Shimono and Uchida give honest answers to "surprise consultations" from the staff . During the opening part, Shimono and Uchida reported each others activities on the previous week when the program was on a break. Normally, when they had ended the conversation, it would be time to show the opening video, but this time one of the program staff suddenly appeared and said, "Actually I have something I would like to consult you on..." Both of them showed a surprise expression and provided their "honest" answer toward this "surprise consultation" as it was not written in the script and they didn't prepare an answer beforehand. The details of the consultation is to ask advice on how to be a good senior as his juniors will be entering in April and this is his first time to have juniors. Toward this, Uchida gave the advice of "Try to act like a senior as it will make them hate you" and "It would be good if you treat them normally." For Shimono, he spoke about his own experience, "There is a possibility that an older person will become your junior. To me, I will treat them like an "older person" instead as they are my senior in life" as he mentioned that it is important to respect others. Shimono also said, "An actual good senior is someone who is frank and always helps others instead of acting like a senior. So, don't you think that those people are quite awesome?" and "Since we also need to learn everything, wouldn't it be better to learn while looking after our junior and helped them when they need it?” where the talk developed to his "ideal senior". After that, Uchida revealed that Shimono has been a kind senior since their first meeting, saying "You should be just like Shimono. He was quite frank and kind since we met each other... and his smile also!” During the program, there was various corners, like the "Dream-like Drive", where they improvise on their acting based on the situation, "Birth of Onomatopoeia!” where they think of non-existing sound, and the familiar Tuesday corners "What If Sub-culture talk" and "Dummy Head Healing". "Say You to Yoasobi Tuesday' Shimono Hiro X Uchida Maaya' #30" can be watched on ABEMA now. （C）AbemaTV,Inc.
Hasegawa Ikumi was announced as the cast for the Dark Elf, Aisha Udgard, for the TV anime "How a Realist Hero Rebuilt the Kingdom" (scheduled to start in July 2021).
"How a Realist Hero Rebuilt the Kingdom" is the TV anime adaption of the same title novel with over a million copies published in total (including both paper and e-books).
One day, the protagonist Souma Kazuya was summoned to the Kingdom of Elfrieden in another world. He uses his rational thinking and modern knowledge to work out new policies, one after another, rebuilding the kingdom's financial and political system, which is at the brink of breaking down.
In the anime adaption, the protagonist Souma Kazuya will be played by Kobayashi Yuusuke, and the heroine, Liscia Elfrieden by Minase Inori. And the animation production will be handled by J.C.Staff.
As an additional cast member, Hasegawa Ikumi was announced as the voice of Aisha Udgard, the Dark Elf who supports Soma Kazuya with her "martial arts". Along with the announcement, comments from Hasegawa about her enthusiasm for playing Aisha have arrived.
"How a Realist Hero Rebuilt the Kingdom" is scheduled to start in July.
From the TV anime "Battle Athletes Daiundokai ReSTART!", the additional cast, 2nd PV, and on-air information have been announced. The additional cast includes Kito Akari, Hayami Saori, and Nanjo Hikaru. It will be on air from April 10, 2021 at NUMAnimation of TV Asahi franchised 24 channels. "Battle Athletes Daiundokai ReSTART!" is the latest anime adaptation following multiple media adaptations broadcast from 1997 to 1998. "Battle Athletes" which was broadcast in the past is still popular as a masterpiece that features beautiful girls competing for the title of the best in the universe in various sports and deeply moves the fans. The additional cast will include Kito Akari, Hayami Saori, and Nanjo Hikaru. Kito will play Lydia Gurtland, who is competing for the title of Cosmic Beauty with her strong will and pride while she is called a 'daughter of a demon', and Hayami will play Yana Christopher, who was born as a refugee and competing to bring peace to her hometown, and Nanjo will play Paglia Respighi, a gifted girl who threw herself into Shin Daiundokai for medical science。 Moreover, Morohoshi Sumire as Akehoshi Kanata and Ishikawa Yui as Eva Garenstein, a Kanata's rival, will appear on "Hayashi Osamu no Imadesho! Kouza Tokubetsu-hen Seiyu wa Sugoinda!! Ima, Seiyu Desyo! 3-Hour Special" to be broadcast from 6:45 p.m. on February 23 on TV Asahi franchised channels. TV Anime "Battle Athletes Daiundokai ReSTART!" will be on air from April 10, 2021 at NUMAnimation of TV Asahi franchised 24 channels. TV Anime "Battle Athletes Daiundokai ReSTART!" will be on air from1:30 a.m. on April 10(Sat.), 2021 at NUMAnimation of TV Asahi franchised 24 channels. (C)AIC / Taiyou-kei Management Committee
Agematsu Noriyasu, A-1 Pictures, and Aniplex will begin a new project in cooperation. Agematsu Noriyasu composed tracks for "Uta no Prince-sama" and "Symphogear". The detailed information will be announced at the stage 'Agematsu Noriyasu X A-1 Pictures X Aniplex New Project Recital', which will be distributed from 11:15 a.m. on March 27. Along with the announcement of the project launch, four characters' silhouettes have been revealed. On the stage, Chiba Shoya, Furukawa Makoto, Nanami Hiroki, Horie Shun, Nagatsuka Takuma, Yano Shogo, Masuda Toshiki, and Aoi Shota will appear. The greatest staff and cast will color the stage. 'Agematsu Noriyasu X A-1 Pictures X Aniplex New Project Recital' will be distributed at 'AnimeJapan 2021'. Please check out the 'AnimeJapan 2021' official website for viewing.
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.
「Gundam AGEII Magnum SV ver.」 piloted by Kujo Kyoya in 『Gundam Build Divers』 gets a gunpla kit with a scale of 1/144(HG). Currently available for pre-order on Premium Bandai.
「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.
Movie “Kimetsu no Yaiba : Demon Slayer” Infinity Train arc decided to be released on 2020. The new teaser and visual has been released on the 2nd info.
“Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation”, which had been announced to be animated, was decided to be broadcast as TV anime in 2020. In addition, the first visual depicting the four main characters and a PV by the new animation production company “Studio Bind” established for this work were released.