New products of the apparel brand “Noitamina Apparel”, from Fuji TV’s late-night anime slot “Noitamina”, including “‘PYSCHO-PASS’ Wristwatches” have been announced.
As a celebration for the 10th anniversary of the brand, the online shop got a renewal, and visuals that exceed the common sense of anime goods, have been revealed.
“Noitamina Apparel” is an apparel brand that started together with the broadcast of the TV anime “Guilty Crown” in 2011.
Regarding the TV anime “PSYCHO-PASS” that was broadcasted in 2013, various products that are not limited to anime-related goods, including the “characters’ perfume voting project” where fans will vote for the fragrances of the character’s perfume to be created, were conducted.
A total of 5 new products were announced along with the 10th anniversary of “Noitamina Apparel”.
For the “‘PYSCHO-PASS’ Wristwatches”, it comes in “Public Safety Bureau’s Model” with the color of the raid jacket that only Inspector can wear as the base’s color and the silver carving of the public safety’s mark, and “Ministry of Foreign Affairs Operations’ Model” with shining black as the base’s color and the carving of Ministry of Foreign Affairs Operations Department “SAD’s mark that gives off a luxurious aura.
Other products from “PSYCHO-PASS” series are the “Bottled Aroma Gel Candle” (7 types) inspired by Shindo Arata, Kei Mikhail Ignatov, Hinakawa Sho, Kogami Shinya, Ginoza Nobuchika, Makishima Shingo, and Tsunemori Akane, and the “Graphic Art Canvas” featuring the illustration of Kogami Shinya, Makishima Shingo, and Ginoza Nobuchika.
Do also check out “Big Silhouette Hoodies” with the cute Noitamina official characters, Mina & Noitan, which is illustrated by Umino Chika, known for “Honey & Clover” and “Eden of the East”.
The price for the latest product of “Noitamina Apparel” are as follows:
“PSYCHO-PASS 3” Wristwatch Public Safety Bureau’s Model (First Press Limited Specification): 32,780 JPY (tax included)
“PSYCHO-PASS 3” Wristwatch Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ Model (First Press Limited Specification): 36,080 JPY
“PSYCHO-PASS 3” Bottled Aroma Gel Candle (7 types): 4,950 JPY (tax included) each
“PSYCHO-PASS 3” Graphic Art Canvas (3 types with 2 sizes): 4,840 JPY (tax included) each for small and 13,200 JPY (tax included) each for big
“‘Mina & Noitan’ Big Silhouette Hoodies”: 6,380 JPY (tax included)
Further details can be found on each product webpage of “Noitamina Apparel” Online Shop.
The items of "Disney Twisted Wonderland" has been released by the mixture of anime and fashion brand, R4G. The pre-orders have started on "R4G Special Website" from Oct. 15.
The products' line-up consist of apparel items, including knitted top with an original frame art of each dormitory and chi tie-dye T-shirts, and the general goods such as an acrylic stand, and clear file.
As the size of the knitted tops is oversized, you can wear it as a shirt or as a dress.
The acrylic stand has the design of the dormitory's logo and it comes with a frame where you can decorate it as it is without assembling it. As the line-up for this consists of all the characters from each dormitory, so this is a chance for you to get your favorite characters.
Pre-orders for "Disney Twisted Wonderland"'s items have started on "R4G Special Website" since Oct. 15. Depending on the pre-order, a limited original shopper might be given as a bonus. Detailed information can be found on the special website.
From 'Osomatsu-san' comes 'Oie de Sugomori [Stay at Home] T-Shirts ' (a total of 6 kinds) featuring 6 deforme caricatures of the children and 'Washable Mask' (total 6 kinds) with a simple design of the six children's image color and pine mark. Pre-orders are now being accepted on CharaAni.com and other websites.
"Osomatsu-san Sugomori T-Shirt" features Chara-Ani's original 'Niitengomu!" illustrations making this a cute and cheerful t-shirt with lots of illustrations.
There are a total of six different designs for each of the six children. The various expressions of the six children are beautifully printed on the t-shirt, and it is an easy to wear, loose-fitting t-shirt made of light, comfortable fabric. Let's wear these T-shirts at home and enjoy watching anime.
"Osomatsu-san Washable Mask" is a washable cloth mask in the color of each of the six children's characters. It is designed in soft color with a pine mark and star pattern.
The cloth is made of cycling jersey and the inside is a combination of antibacterial and deodorizing silver ion and bamboo charcoal fibers. The material is quick-drying and washable, and there is a pocket on the inside of the mask to store filters and tissues.
The price of 'Osomatsu-san Sugomori T-Shirt' is 4,500 JPY (excluding tax) each. "Osomatsu-san Washable Mask" will be sold for 2,000 JPY each (excluding tax). Pre-orders are now being accepted on CharaAni.com and other websites; the items will be released in Dec. 2020.
(C) Fujio Akatsuka / Osomatsu-san Production Committee
The collaboration of the TV anime "Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba" and ICE-WATCH is now available for a limited time. The pre-orders of the collaboration model imaging Tanjirou and Rengoku Toujurou are currently available on the special website of "'Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba' and ICE-WATCH Collaboration".
"'Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba' and ICE-WATCH Collaboration Kamado Tanjirou Model" comes with a shining siren dial in the character color with a gradation. The colored flexible silicon rubber belts are different from one side to another side. The graphic of a dial is made of stainless parts to recreate the view of the world with straight vertical lines like a katana.
"'Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba' and ICE-WATCH Collaboration Rengoku Kyoujurou Model" is in the design which used parts of the Nichirin sword and the design of his jacket.
Other than these two models, the collaboration models of Kamado Nezuko, Azuma Zenitsu and Tobihira Inosuke are also available.
"'Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba' and ICE-WATCH Collaboration Watch" is priced at 16,000 JPY (tax excluded) each. Pre-orders are currently available on the special website of "'Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba' and ICE-WATCH" collaboration website.
(C) Gotouge Koyoharu/ Shueisha, Aniplex, ufotable
Along with the release of the visual of Ayanami Rei from "Evangelion" wearing "the first lipstick", a collaboration product "Kate Red Nude Rouge (EV)" by "Evangelion" and Kanebo Cosmetics make-up brand "KATE", has been announced.
Pre-orders will be accepted online from Nov. 4, before a limited quantity release on Feb. 2, 2021.
"Evangelion", latest release "Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon a Time" which has been postponed, with TV anime series broadcast of "Neon Genesis Evangelion" in 1995 and three movie released from 2007 has become a worldwide famous anime.
This time a collaboration was born out of KATE's idea of "choosing your own color," expressed in the slogan "NO MORE RULES.", and it is a synchronization with the look of Ayanami Rei from "Evangelion".
Collaboration with "Red Nude Rouge", which is about expressing your real feelings, will be released.
The visual, drawn for the collaboration "Red Nude Rouge", shows Ayanami Rei in a way you've never seen before.
The collaboration product "Kate Red Nude Rouge (EV)" will also be released in a limited package designed with the special look of Ayanami Rei.
There are four types of collaboration products "Kate Red Nude Rouge (EV)" by "Evangelion" and "KATE", and the price is 1,800 JPY (excluding tax, according to the editorial department). Pre-orders will be available online from Nov. 4, and sales in limited quantities online will start from Feb. 2, 2021.
The collaboration "MA-1 NATUS" with military fashion brand "ALPHA INDUSTRIES" featuring Kira Yamato and Aslan Zara from "Mobile Suit Gundam SEED" is now available for pre-order at "Premium Bandai" from November 24.
This item "'Mobile Suit Gundam SEED' MA-1 NATUS" is a collaboration between STRICT-G, an apparel store that incorporates the world view of "Gundam", and ALPHA INDUSTRIES, a military brand established in 1959.
It is finished with a detachable hood on the body for easy coordination, not to mention ALPHA's unique details such as a zippered inner wing for increased warmth and a cigarette pocket on the sleeve. It retains all the good parts of a flight jacket and achieves a new fashion element.
The "Kira Yamato" model has a navy body color with a red interior, an O.M.N.I. patch on the right chest, and an O.M.N.I. and ORB patch on the right arm.
The logo patch on the left chest is a hook and loop fastener, and when removed, the words "KIRA YAMATO" appear underneath it.
The "Athrun Zala" model has a maroon body color with a black interior, and a Z.A.F.T. badge on the right chest and sleeve.
The logo patch on the left chest is also a hook and loop fastener, and when it is removed, the words "ATHRUN ZALA" will appear underneath.
The "STRICT-G x ALPHA INDUSTRIES MA-1 NATUS 'Mobile Suit Gundam SEED' Kira Yamato Model" and "STRICT-G x ALPHA INDUSTRIES MA-1 NATUS 'Mobile Suit Gundam SEED' Athrun Zala Model" are priced at 35,200 JPY (including tax). Pre-orders are being accepted on Premium Bandai until 11:00 p.m. on December 7, 2020, and the product will be shipped in December.
(C) Sotsu, Sunrise
From "My Hero Academia" in collaboration with "Perfect Suit FActory" comes original ties inspired by Midoriya Izuku, Todoroki Shouto, and others. Pre-orders are now available on "P.S.FA Online Shop".
The "Midoriya Izuku Motif" tie has a blue-based stripe design with subtle logos of "ONE FOR ALL" and "HERO". The tie can be used for various purposes including business scenes. An illustration of "Midoriya Izuku" and his "Quirk", "ONE FOR ALL" is printed on the smaller tip.
The "Todoroki Shouto Motif" tie has ice crystals and flames inspired by his "Quirk", "Half Cold Half Hot", designed on the larger tip. The fiery "red" and icy "blue" are both classic colors that will match a suit well. The image of "Half Cold Half Hot" is recreated by distinctly contrasting the two colors.
There are also ties inspired by Bakugou Katsuki with orange colors and Uraraka Ochako with an impressive coloring of pink and navy.
In addition, an original acrylic stand of the character is included as a novelty for each tie. They will be delivered to you in a special box.
"My Hero Academia Original Tie" is priced at 2,900 JPY each (tax excluded). Pre-orders are now available on the "P.S.FA Online Shop".
(C) Horikoshi Kouhei / Shueisha, My Hero Academia Production Committee
The visual depicting the 3 freelancers wearing the "freelancer coordination" from the official collaboration between "Gintama" and "Adidas", the actual brand of the "counterfeit" that Shinpachi wore, has been revealed. Along with this announcement, the present campaign, where the original poster and original card will be given, has started.
Shinpachi, a character from "Gintama", has worn the "counterfeit" Adidas’s clothing in both the anime and manga up until now but Adidas has given an official offer, saying "As this will be the finale, we want him to wear the real deed" since the release date of the movie "Gintama THE FINAL" is approaching. The teaser visual, where only Shinpachi's glasses can be seen, was released on November 6, 2020, and it has become a hot topic with over 10 thousand likes.
In the collaboration visual, the 3 freelancers (Gintoki, Kagura, and Shinpachi) can be seen wearing "Adidas CASUAL Collection 2020 Fall/ Winter" and it revealed Adidas’s "freelancer coordination" of "to look good anywhere regardless of the situation".
Gintoki is actually wearing the women's white long jacket with the stand-up collar inner-shirt, which is associated with his usual look. The slenderness is emphasized from the 3 lines of the sleeves and pants.
Kagura is wearing the red sweats, which imitate her china dress, with the long gown and the highlight is the black pants that sum up the overall image.
Shinpachi is wearing the navy jersey with the 3 lines on the sleeves with the white and beige clothing, which is the orthodox casual style. And this is coordination that suits Shinpachi.
This is a visual of the 3 challenging a fresh and new sport style which maintaining their own "uniqueness".
The present campaign, where the limited original poster and card with the design of "freelancer coordination", is currently being held. More information is available on the special website.
（C）Sorachi Hideaki／Gintama the Movie Production Committee
A dress and skirt from Disney's Twisted Wonderland were available for order on 'R4G Special Site' from12:00 noon on November 13, 2020.
This time, a dress and skirt with original patterns of each dormitory and metal pins of each dormitory will be available.
"7Dormitories Maxi Shirts Dress" is a comfortable maxi length shirt one-piece dress with original design cut back. It features a decorative "T" and "W" embroidered on the chest, and the name of the dormitory is typographically printed on the belt.
The "7Dormitories Maxi Skirt" is a long skirt with a combination of the original patterns of each of the seven dormitories. Just like the dress, it has a turnaround design and can be worn with any coordination.
"TW Emblem Pins" are metal pins of each dormitory's emblem.
Also, as a purchase bonus, you will receive a limited edition original shopper with a purchase of 5,500 JPY (tax included) or more.
Orders for these 'Disney Twisted Wonderland' items were available on the 'R4G Special Site' from 12:00 noon on November 13.
To commemorate the release of the latest volume of the "Suzumiya Haruhi" series, "The Intuition of Haruhi Suzumiya", "'The Intuition of Haruhi Suzumiya' Release Commemoration Fair" is held at "KADOKAWA STORE", where limited items, books, goods, video, and ukiyo will be on sale.
Various limited items, including "The Intuition of Haruhi Suzumiya Kadokawa Store Special Set", "The Intuition of Haruhi Suzumiya Release Commemoration with Duplicate Signature ~HARUHI~", and "Ukiyo Woodblock Print The 15,489 views of Summer Suzumiya Haruhi" will appear in "'The Intuition of Haruhi Suzumiya' Release Commemoration Fair".
Also, for each purchase of "Suzumiya Haruhi" series affiliate products during the fair, a big postcard with "character's comments" (3 types in total) will be given randomly.
"'The Intuition of Haruhi Suzumiya' Release Commemoration Fair" will be held until 11:59 PM, December 13, 2020.
（C）Nagaru Tanigawa, Noizi Ito／KADOKAWA Illustration by Itou Noizi
（C）2007，2008，2009 Tanigawa Nagaru, Itou Noizi/SOS Brigade
The Flame Hashira Rengoku Kyojuro from "Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba the Movie: Mugen Train" has gotten a 1/12 scale action figure. Pre-orders are currently available on "ANIPLEX+" until February 28, 2021.
For this figure, the flexibility to change the moveable and stationery posture, and playability was research thoroughly. His characteristic mantle was recreated with 3 parts and along with the multi-axle to create the large moveable area, it can recreate various scenes.
There is a total of 3 expression parts: "normal face" that shows his leeway daringly, the "smiley face" that holds his passion and invigorating, and the "anger face" that was shown during the battle scene. You can enjoy changing the posture with the large effect parts this is inspired by "Flame Breathing".
"BUZZmod. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba the Movie: Mugen Train Rengoku Kyojuro" is priced at 8,800 JPY (tax included). Pre-orders are currently available on "ANIPLEX+".
（C）Gotouge Koyoharu／Shueisha, Aniplex, ufotable
The 4th series of "Token Ranbu Online × Japanese Fabric Long Wallet", which is inspired by the Touken Danshi from "Touken Ranbu Online", has been released on "PREMICO Online Shop" from November 26.
In the 4th series, craftsmen of Nishijin-ori, Ashikaga-ori, and Bishuu-ori weaved the beautiful patterns of the Touken Danshi's costumes with traditional techniques.
"Mutsunokami Yoshiyuki 【Nishijin-ori】" has a stylish design inspired by the character's costume, with the spirit of Sakamoto Ryouma, who looked ahead of his times. With the base design of repeatedly flowing ripples of water, it was given a striped pattern of blue waves, inspired by Kaientai's flag, "Nibiki".
"Tsurumaru Kuninaga 【Bishuu-ori】" is just like the character's costume, with beautiful bands of crane wings, his sheath emblem, and chains embroider with gorgeous golden threads... The free spirit of Bishuu-ori added to the faint yet refreshing design, gives unexpected excitement to the fabric. The various nuances of "white" gives it an unconventional impression.
The line up also includes "Midare Toushirou 【Nishijin-ori】", which is designed with an impressive pink-colored fabric inspired by Midare Toushirou, and "Daihannya Nagamitsu 【Ashikaga-ori】", which was given a beautiful design of chic black coloring with the same pinstriped pattern as Daihannya Nagamitsu's costume.
"Token Ranbu Online × Japanese Fabric Long Wallet" is priced at 19,800 JPY each (tax excluded). Orders are currently accepted on "PREMICO Online Shop".
(c) 2015 EXNOA LLC / Nitroplus
Itou Miku, the voice actress of Tsurumaki Kokoro ("BanG Dream!") and Nakano Miku ("The Quintessential Quintuplets") releases her own custom version of the popular loyalty point card, the T Card. "T Card (Itou Miku)" is available for online pre-order at the official website.
The card displays the picture of the voice actress with her hair the shortest it has been since her debut. Other original goods can also be ordered alongside the card; which includes a card case carved with the title of her 3rd Album "Rhythmic Flavor", released in Dec. 23, 2020, an original clear file folder featuring a special photoshoot done in one store location of the card's affiliate rental shop chain, TSUTAYA, and a sticker set.
Pre-ordering of "T Card (Itou Miku)" is currently available at its official website.
It was announced that the TV anime "Seiin High School Boys Volleyball Club" will be aired from Jan. 7, 2021. The main PV and 4th connect visual have also been revealed. Also, Ishikawa Kaito and Amasaki Kohei will join the cast. We received comments from them.
"Seiin High School Boys Volleyball Club" is based on a novel written by Kabei Yukako. The story is set in Fukui surrounded by mountains and blue sky, and follows a weak boys volleyball club aiming to participate in the national tournament.
The PV released features Fukuho Technical High School, a rival team, and yama, a mysterious singer, will sing its opening theme 'Mahi (lit. Paralysis)'.
'Charm', the 4th version of the connect visuals that have been released for consecutive four weeks, has been revealed, featuring Mimura Subaru, an ace player of 'Fukuho Technical High School' that is one of the most powerful teams in Fukui, and Ochi Mitsuomi, the manager.
Also, the cast to play them has been revealed. Ishikawa Kaito will play Mimura Subaru, and Amasaki Kohei will play Ochi Mitsuomi.
TV anime "Seiin High School Boys Volleyball Club" will be aired from Jan. 7, 2021 on Fuji TV "noitaminA" and other channels.
Ishikawa Kaito as Mimura Subaru
Q1. What is your impression of the work?
This story carefully depicts how the members commit to volleyball, and how they are related to each other. Each high school has its own character, and you will be really excited to see their journey to get here.
Q2. What is your impression of the character you play? And what is your resolution?
Mimura is an ace that everyone relies on.
I don't fully understand his feelings so far, so I'm looking forward to the development.
Amasaki Kohei as Ochi Mitsuomi
Q1. What is your impression of the work?
Pure, honest, I thought this is what youth story should be.
I like this kind of story as we only have a limited time to play sports in school days, which is transient but has a drama.
Also, the story is set in Fukui, so the characters speak with the Fukui dialect throughout the series.
I am from Osaka, so I studied it hard.
Please watch Mitsuomi, Subaru, and Fukuho are playing active roles!
Thank you for supporting us!
Q2. What is your impression of the character you play? And what is your resolution?
He significantly changed how to commit to volleyball.
I quit the club that I belonged to in high school as I hurt my back, but I could not make a decision to be a manager, probably because I was not determined enough to support other members, and I was not passionate enough to be involved in the sport in a different position and to find another dream there. I don't regret the decision, but still I admire Mitsuomi's decision.
Opening theme: yama
To commit to something with support from friends. I thought this was what youth days should be. The lyrics of 'Mahi' describe those who face difficulties while dealing with themselves, which will remind you of the main story. Please listen to the song, and feel their persistence.
(C)Kabei Yukako / Shueisha, Anime '2.43' Production Committee
It has been announced that TV anime "Osama Ranking", which has recently been made into an anime, will be broadcast on Fuji TV's "noitaminA" from October 2021. The teaser visual has been released.
"Ousama Ranking" is based on the comic of the same name by Tooka Sousuke, which is currently being released by KADOKAWA Beam Comics.
The protagonist, Boggi, is despised by his subjects and the people alike for being deaf and unable to wield a sword, as he is so powerless that he is "not fit to be king". The story is set in motion when he meets his first friend, Kage.
The animation is produced by WIT STUDIO, which has produced "Attack on Titan", "After the Rain", and "Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress". This work marks the 10th anniversary of the studio's founding.
"Osama Ranking" is scheduled to begin airing in October 2021 on Fuji TV's "noitaminA" and other channels. The cast and other information will be announced later.
(C) Tooka Sousuke, published by KADOKAWA/anime "Osama Ranking" Production Committee
The first episode of the second season of the TV anime "The Promised Neverland" will be broadcast on Fuji TV's "noitaminA" from 25:25 on January 7, 2021. At the same time, the latest commercial including the video of the second season has been released.
"The Promised Neverland" is a dark fantasy serialized in "Weekly Shonen Jump" from 2016 to 2020 by original writer: Shirai Kaiu and animator: Demizu Posuka.
It depicts children raised in an orphanage, including the protagonist Emma, and other children who are raised in an orphanage, as they struggle against a harsh fate and work towards hope, and the first season of the TV anime was broadcast on Fuji TV's "noitaminA" in 2019.
The second season of the TV anime "The Promised Neverland" will start at 01:25 A. M. on January 7, 2021, on Fuji TV's "noitaminA" and other stations.
In addition, a rebroadcast of the first season, which is currently being broadcast, includes voice actors such as Uchida Maaya and Kaida Yuko, and the cast of the live-action film version including Watanabe Naomi and Kitagawa Keiko, who are providing supplementary voice commentary.
(C) Shirai Kaiu, Demizu Posuka / Shueisha (C) Shirai Kaiu, Posuka Demizu / Shueisha, The Promised Neverland Production Committee
"Heion Sedai no Idaten-tachi", the manga currently serialized in "Young Animal" (from Hakusensha), will be produced by MAPPA of "Jujutsu Kaisen" and "Athletic Samurai" and broadcast from Jul. 2021 at "Noitamina". The promotion video and a teaser visual have been released this time.
"Heion Sedai no Idaten-tachi" is originally "Idaten versus Demons versus Humans" battle deathmatch by Amahara of "Interspecies Reviewers", which had been serialized on the website called "Shintosha", where ONE of "One Punch Man", Ishida Sui of "Tokyo Ghoul", Fujimoto Tatsuki of "Chainsaw Man", and other authors have posted their works before their debut.
The update at "Shintosha" had stopped in 2016, and many fans wished to continue the release of the new episode. The serialization of the new episode started at "Young Animal" in 2018 with the design by "Cool Kyou Shinja", a manga artist known for "Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid" who originally from "Shintosha".
The teaser visual released this time illustrated yawning Hayato, Irisy, and Paula on the tongue of demon Miku, who has a terrific observing power and thinking ability.
The promotion video abundantly uses the animation cutscenes which will be released for the first time, and the expectation rises toward the release on next summer.
"Heion Sedai no Idaten-tachi" will be released from Jul. 2021 on Noitamina.
Amahara, the original author
I look forward to see how those action scenes become anime as one of the fans.
Cool Kyou Shinja, the character design
I want to seeing moving and shaking animations so much.
Producer Matsuo Taku from Fuji TV
On the first night when I read this work, which goes beyond my expectations on every part, I remember that I walked around my town while whispering something all the time.
I thought that I have to pair up with the best team in order to make the genius's ideas into animations, since it is not easy from the beginning.
Our team, from the producer, MAPPA team, and staff, will do our best.
Please watch "Heion Sedai no Idaten-tachi"!
(C) Amahara, Cool-kyou Shinja, Hakusensha/ "Heion Sedai no Idaten-tachi" Production Committee
As a new project in the "Psycho-Pass" series, 3 movies had been released continuously from Jan. 2019.
The first movie "Case.1 Crime and Punishment", was released on Jan. 25. Then, on Feb. 15 was released "Case.2 First Guardian", and on Mar. 8 the third movie "Case.3 On the Other Side of Love and Hate" was released, and each movie focused on the story of different characters.
"Psycho-Pass" is an SF original anime broadcasted on Fuji TV's "Noitamina" slot, produced by Production I.G, and it involve many famous creators , including Motohiro Katsuyuki, known for "Bayside Shakedown", as main director and Urobuchi Gen, who is known for his dark stories such as "Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica", as a scenarist.
The TV anime series started in 2012, and many related works have been released since then, including manga, novels, and games.
In 2015, the completely new work "Psycho-Pass: The Movie" was released and became a big hit.
The long-awaited new trilogy features major characters such as Shimotsuki Mika x Ginoza Nobuchika (Case.1), Sugo Teppei x Masaoka Tomomi (Case.2), and Kogami Shinya (Case.3).
Currently, a preview video with the "keywords" from the three stories is released, and it is an exciting preview that unraveling the missing points of "Pycho-Pass" that has not been revealed so far.
This time, we will reveal more information about Ginoza and Shimotsuki, who are the main characters of "Case.1 Crime and Punishment" that was released on Jan. 25. Those who said, "I watched 'Pycho-Pass', but I forgot the story and characters," or "I didn't see the work in the first place, but I want to see now", please read this article .
■"Pycho-Pass"'s world concept
The story is set in Japan in 2112 AD, which is controlled by the "Sibyl System" that has the function of quantifying people's psychological state.
This qualification is called "Psycho-Pass", and everyone is living using it as an index in order to lead an "ideal life" free from harmful stress.
Among it, "crime coefficient" is a measured value related to crime, and even if a person who has not committed a crime will be judged as a "potential offender" if it exceeds the specified value.
To suppress crimes that happen even in such a surveillance society, inspectors (= enforcers) of the police organization "Public Security Bureau" under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Health and Welfare use a special pistol "dominator" that is organically connected to the Sibyl System and carry out security maintenance activities.
Moreover, even if the Crime Coefficient exceeds the specified value, a potential criminal (= executive officer), who is evaluated as having the ability to understand, predict, and resolve the crime, also joins in as an enforcer.
The first season, broadcast from Oct. 2012 to Mar. 2013, is dedicated to the member of the Public Security Bureau who suffered from Shougo Makishima, a thug but because he has a peculiar constitution called exemption constitution, in which the criminal coefficient corresponding to the criminal trend is not measured by Sibyl, his Crime Coefficient can not be measured.
Tsunemori Akane, a new inspector is struggling with the threat but decided to confront and eventually find a new way that did not require the Sibyl System.
The second season, which had been broadcast from Oct. to Dec. 2014, is set one and a half years after the end of the first season.
Ginoza, who became an executive officer after a series of incidents, and a new member of the Public Security Bureau with a new inspector Shimotsuki will fight against a person named Kasumi Kirito who can lower the crime coefficient by medication and psychological guidance.
Kasumi was a human from a multi-body transplant operation from 184 people who died in a plane crash, and the Sibyl System, which can only measure individual crime coefficients, could not find him.
Like Makishima in the first season, members of the Public Security Bureau will suffer because of the Sibyl System.
"Case 1.Crime and Punishment" will focus on Ginoza, who had helped Akane, the main protagonist in season 1 and 2, and also Shimozuka, who was troubled by Akane. It take place on winter 2117, when a runaway car crash into the Public Security building. The driver of that car is Yasaka Izumi, a counselor at a potential criminal isolation facility (sanctuary) in Aomori.
However, immediately before the interrogation, Yasaka was immediately sent home.
Shimotsuki goes to Aomori with Ginoza to repatriate Yasaka. They found what can be called a "false paradise"...
■Ginoza, who becomes popular by his appearances in the 2nd season, is also a reason for the success of the new work!
Ginoza, who is the main protagonist in "Case.1 Crime and Punishment," is a character that has been appearing in this work since the 1st season. At that time, he wore a suit and had slightly long bangs but a nervous expression and glasses, expressing the so-called "elite inspector" with his body.
However, at the end of the 1st season, when his Crime Coefficient exceeded the specified value, he becomes an executive officer, and his appearance greatly changed! First, he cut his hair, stopped wearing glasses, and even showed off his tank top, which he never showed in the first season.
There is no women who can't resist this drastic gap, "Hiding such a great body under the suit..."
Also, although he was only preaching to Akane, he stopped talking around, and on the contrary, he started talking with the newbie Shimotsuki.
Furthermore, it was even more surprising that in the movie released in 2015, his hair was stretched into a ponytail.
Since in the trailer, he appeared again with a ponytail, to find an answer to your expectations, "How Ginoza will change in new work?", you should check out his development on the cinema's big screen.
It's impossible to talk about Ginoza's past without tears...
Ginoza hates people with a high Crime Coefficient. Because of that and to keep his mental state clean, he believe that he inspectors and enforcers shouldn't interact deeply, so he didn't talk much with Kogami, his former partner and colleague inspector that he knew from high school, and also his father Masaoka as both of them become potential criminals.
After being betrayed and losing everything, he becomes a close person, and the psycho-pass of Ginoza gradually deteriorates after Kogami was not a potential criminal. He also attended counseling.
In addition, while searching for Makishima's whereabouts, he was caught in a trap and suffered from a serious injury, which destroyed his left arm. At that time, Masaoka protected Ginoza but gets fatally injured and eventually dies.
They had a parent-child conversation just before death, and Ginoza regretted that he pushed him away until now.
After that, his Crime Coefficient exceeded the specified value, and he became a potential offender, he chose to live as an executive officer. His left arm was replaced by an artificial limb, and he took off his fake glasses that he wore because he hated his eyes, which resemble him of his father, and his tense posture had become calm.
In the second season, as was said before, Ginoza impressed us with his muscular body. He has done many things since 1st season, such as sending advice to Akane and destroying the drone with his artificial hand.
→ Next page: Cheeky and extra moves... Is Shimotsuki growing in the new work?
■Cheeky and extra moves... Is Shimotsuki growing in the new work?
Shimotsuki, who appeared in the 2nd season, was defined as a proper person by the Sibyl System even though he was a minor, and became an inspector at an unusually young age, at 18. Since he sincerely believes in the Sibyl System and thinks that people with a high Crime Coefficient should be eliminated promptly, he is rebellious toward Akane who in her turn tries to confront it.
As a result, they often act in a way that interferes. Also, although he basically looks down on executive officers and potential criminals as an inspector, he seems to be longing for Kunizuka Yayoi. He also smelled like "Lilly".
Shimotsuki seems to be quite "cheeky" in the anime. Even in the promo video, he confidently said, "This time it's my case," so even in the new work, Shimotsuki's actions along with his personality are likely to interfere the story.
While awaiting Blu-ray and DVD for the latest series "PSYCHO-PASS 3 FIRST INSPECTOR" on Jul. 15, 2020, the interviews will be released 3 consecutive weeks.
Miyano Mamoru, who played Homura Shizuka, talked about his impression of playing a mysterious character and his opinion about the society controlled fully by "the Sibyl System" through the 3rd volume of the official interview.
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---Please tell us your impression about playing the character from the 3rd season "PSYCHO-PASS 3" (rephrased as "PP3") to "PSYCHO-PASS 3 FIRST INSPECTOR" (rephrased as "PP3FI").
Miyano Mamoru (rephrased as "Miyano"): I felt "PP3" became a hard-liner mystery because 60 minutes were given per episode. When I played Homura Shizuka, I asked the director (Shiotani Naoyoshi) about his impression of the character, like "why would he take such action?" or "what is his goal?". Every time I received an answer, I was always surprised by it.
There are many hidden features in "PP3", and I feel love for delicate designs. I wondered how many things does he want to do through the anime. I think the biggest appeals of this work are the abundant settings and neat structures.
---How did you understand Homura Shizuka?
Miyano: You cannot understand what is he thinking only by looking at his actions. Being mysterious is one of his appealing points.
But I thought that I cannot keep Homura as a mysterious character through my acting, therefore, I asked the director to update Homura's settings, and I always had Homura's believes and sense of justice in my mind. There are not many expressions of his belief and sense of justice in the anime, but I tried to voice him according his thoughts.
---So there was a movement in his feelings behind the scene.
Miyano: There is just one scene in "PP3FI" that Homura kindly talks to others, and how he talked was much different from how he usually behaves. It slightly shows his spirituality and belief toward his goals. It is the first moment when he showed his emotions openly to others. I am sure that scene makes him look mysterious.
---What did you think about the inspectors Shindou Arata and Kei Mikhail Ignatov, who oppose to the mysterious organization "Bifrost", where Homura belongs to?
Miyano: I believe that one of the appealing points of this series is the characteristics of two characters (Arata and Kei). I believe many of you had surprised from the appearances of a new type of partnership and new abilities, and there were changes to the flow of the story after the interactions between the characters were made. I like how the relationship between the two gradually changes and the story of each inspector gets depicted as well.
---In episode 8 of "PP3", Shizuka meets Kei and invites him as the 13th inspector. What impression did you get from Kei in episode 8?
Miyano: Kei is an honest man with a strong sense of justice and a clear weak point. (His wife, Maiko Maya Stronskaya) I think Kei was an easy man to handle for Shizuka. I think a tricky part of Shizuka became evident with it.
---At the same time, Shizuka confronts "Bifrost"'s congressman,
Shirogane Haruki and Saionji Eiko in "PP3" and "PP3FI". How did he understand the environment of "Bifrost"?
Miyano: I was stunned when I talked to the congressmen in "Bifrost". I did not want to lose to them (Shirogane and Saionji). I always rely on the actors playing them (Shirogane is played by Naka Hiroshi and Saionji is played by Tanaka Atsuko), since they are more experienced than I am, but I feel like confronting them as Shizuka. I exchanged words carefully while being nervous.
---The secret of "Bifrost" is revealed n "PP3FI". What's your thought on the society controlled by "Sibyl System"?
Miyano: I know, I know that "Sibyl System" is right...but is it acceptable? I think the interesting point of this series is that you always have "but" in your mind. A decrease in the number of criminals can be expected (by arresting the possible future criminals), and the safety can be intensified.
I think having your career chosen is an efficient way of living your life, but following the right and efficient paths may not be the only interesting way. I think I am allowed to work in multiple fields because I had experienced many things in my life.
I believe having many experiences is the method to foster your life with more choices. For example, when choosing a career, I like to look for things which suit me well.
That is why the theme of "'Sybl System' and humans" is interesting. You never get any mistake when you rely fully on the system and there is a possibility of believing in the wrong form of justice. That is why system needs humans, and it is depicted in "PP3FI" as well.
---How do you want the fans to enjoy "PP3FI"?
Miyano: I think many fans so far thought that Shizuka is a quiet character, and I think many people also believed that he is the last enemy. How he behaves in episode 8 toward Kei is clearly hiding something. (laugh)
But if you take a look at "PP3FI", you will quickly realize that Shizuka is one of the main characters. I am relieved to hear that by knowing the story plot for "PP3FI". Please enjoy the progression by watching the series.
(C) PSYCHO-PASS Production Committee
As the release of the Blu-ray & DVD of "Psycho-Pass 3: First Inspector", the latest title of the series, on Jul. 15, 2020 is getting close, a 3-week interview has been conducted.
This is the 2nd part in which Horiuchi Kenyuu as Azusawa Kouichi talks about what difficulty he felt in playing the lunatic character, his impression of the character, and his thoughts on his role.
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Horiuchi Kenyuu as Azusawa Kouichi
――What was your impression on the TV series "Psycho-Pass 3" (hereinafter PP3)?
Horiuchi Kenyuu(hereinafter Horiuchi): I was told that the "Psycho-Pass" series was very popular, so it was a pleasure as an actor to be part of it.
――How did you interpret the role of Azusawa Kouichi, the First Inspector who does the dirty work for the mysterious <Bifrost>?
Horiuchi: I've been informed that he was a "villain", but when I saw the line "I'm happy" in the 1st episode and was told to "Portray him as an elusive character," it made me confused since there were so many patterns to play him in.
But after a few takes, I got a kind of "Not knowing if he is good or bad" feeling, and as the story developed I could grasp his past. The relationship between Azusawa and (Shindou) Arata's father (Shindou Atsushi) made me think he must have a scar in his heart. It was quite a challenge to figure out the elusive character little by little, but at the same time, was very interesting.
――Azusawa's character got revealed episode by episode. In episode 4 we found out that he was good at martial arts.
Horiuchi: He was so strong that the Audio Director told me not to use too much breath, haha. He even says "Ack-chooww!" Anyway, he was an interesting character. Oh, and he gives Enomiya Haruki a "choice" yet drives him to his death. He doesn't directly kill him, he lets him choose (death)... Azusawa is really crafty, haha.
――Azusawa, the First Inspector of <Bifrost> was one of the smartest criminals of the series.
Horiuchi: I've seen many villains in various series, but he may be the sharpest of them all. He dodges through the <Sibyl System> and kills people without staining his hue. How he gives his victims a "choice" was so scary, I would even call it lunacy.
But to him, this is just life. Everything that happens is within his expectations, so it doesn't mean much to him. In a way, he's a genius. Still, he has a hole in his heart, and his ambition comes from his desire to fill in that hole.
I felt that sorrow of his in Azusawa's lines when I played his role.
――Azusawa's partner, Obata (Chiyo)-chan, is a tough female that denounces him. But Azusawa doesn't mind, and even adores her. What do you think of their relationship?
Horiuchi: She was quite the partner. Exchanging lines with Obata-chan (Yahagi Sayuri) came naturally to me. I still wondered why Azusawa, as a superior as an Inspector, let Obata-chan be so harsh on him, haha.
But Azusawa has a lot of trust in Obata-chan. He never gets mad at her for making a mistake, and tells her it's okay. I once asked the director (Shiotani Naoyoshi) about their relationship, and he told me that Obata used to be an apparel designer, and she accidentally reached <Bifrost> when she was hacking in her spare time. Azusawa headhunted her to become an Inspector.
(Shindou) Arata and Kei (Mikhail Ignatov) are called climbing partners, but I believe Azusawa and Obata-chan have the same kind of relationship.
――So, they're the counterpart of Arata and Kei.
Horiuchi: In the scene where Azusawa tells Obata-chan about the story of "The Nutcracker (and the Mouse King)" (in episode 8), he is indirectly telling her about his plans. But since their conversation is so comical, the story sounds casual. I thought it was a beautiful scene.
――What did you think of the detectives of the Public Safety Bureau?
Horiuchi: I believe this is a series with many complex words. However, the actors play their roles so well that you can understand their lines, thanks to their skills. Personally speaking, I liked Todoroki (Tenma). He is a member of an elite family, yet he's a tough-looking Enforcer. It's amazing how carefully the past is depicted in the story.
The scene where Todoroki is delighted of getting a Dominator was so cute, haha. Also, when I saw the scene where Irie (Kazumichi) fiddles with the music box, I was like "Yeah, there are people like that." Oh, I just remembered, Irie used to be a delinquent too... It was fascinating to watch the detectives being themselves, but pulling up their socks when they need to.
――In "PP3FI", Azusawa takes over the Public Safety Bureau building. What was your impression on "PP3FI"?
Horiuchi: Even Obata-chan being taken in custody in the Public Safety Bureau building was within his expectations. I was purely impressed by his actions. There were also scenes where Obata-chan showed her skills, and seeing the relationship between the two was interesting.
――Azusawa finally confronts Shindou Atsushi's son, Shindou Arata.
Horiuchi: I would like everyone who watched the show to imagine what happened to Shindou Arata and Azusawa. Azusawa climbed the ladder from Enforcer to First Inspector, and wanted more. His expression when he talked about what his goals were was so intense.
It was terrifying, but at the same time, he seemed like he was in ecstasy. He had calculated way through so far, but just twice, he gets it wrong. The ending was quite sad. Obata-chan's last scene left a strong image on me.
――<Bifrost> gets unveiled in "PP3FI". How do you feel about a society controlled by the <Sibyl System>?
Horiuchi: There may really be a society controlled by an AI in the near future. But I think there will be people who try to take advantage of the system.
<Bifrost> does exactly that. They're playing a game by taking advantage of the <Sibyl System>, so probably the same thing will happen in the near future. However, I also thought that maybe the people of <Bifrost> were trying to create a better system than the <Sibyl System>.
――What are your thoughts on playing the role of Azusawa.
Horiuchi: It wasn't difficult to take on the role of Azusawa, but I can't say I could fully grasp what kind of person he was, he was quite complex. To be honest it was hard work. However, it was a great opportunity to take on such an interesting role.
What's amazing about this series is that you can enjoy it from various perspectives. Each of the main characters or even different from them. The story doesn't conclude that Azusawa is "evil". This gives the series the depth it has.
――How would you like the fans to enjoy "PP3FI"?
Horiuchi: Many elements from the former series appear in the show, so I believe all the "Psycho-Pass" fans can enjoy it.
However, we need more explanation from Azusawa. I was talking with Kaji (Yuuki)-kun (as Shindou Arata) the other day, and I said "Maybe Azusawa will come back as an Enforcer." He told me Azusawa has too strong of a character, haha.
I wish that someday, he will tell us more about himself.
(C)Psycho-Pass Production Committee
The rain ponchos inspired by "EVANGELION", "PSYCHO-PASS 3", "Godzilla", and "Shin Godzilla" are here. The release is scheduled on early Aug. 2020 from the official characters' goods/ apparel brand "Cospa".
This summer, there will be new rain poncho by "Cospa" and it is n item that can help you to prepare against the rainy season, sudden rain, and the typhoon in summer.
The line-up includes: "EVANGELION Model Nerf Rain Poncho" will allow you to experience being a member of Nerf, "PSYCHO-PASS 3 Public Safety Bureau Rain Poncho" filled with the urban feel that a member of the public safety bureau might wear, "G-Force Rain Poncho", and "Giant Unknown Creature Disaster Affairs Administration Rain Poncho" for Tokusatus lover.
Each of the product is made with a light-weighted and high water-resistant fabric and the large size can cover you completely even when you are carrying a backpack. As it comes with a storage pouch that is easy to carry, so it will surely be a convenient item during the sudden rain.
"Nerf Rain Poncho", "Public Safety Bureau Rain Poncho", "G-Force Rain Poncho", and "Giant Unknown Creature Disaster Affairs Administration Rain Poncho" are all priced at 5,000 JPY (tax excluded) and the release is scheduled on early Aug.
The advanced sale is scheduled for mid-Jul.
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