“Tokyo BABYLON” will become TV anime in 2021. The original work is drawn by CLAMP, the group of manga authors who have recorded the sale of 1 billion books around the world and they continue to receive great support from the fans today. The title of the anime is “Tokyo BABYLON 2021” and the teaser visual has been released this time.
The original work of “Tokyo BABYLON” is based on the manga serialized in “South” and Monthly Wings” (published from Shinshokan) from 1990 to 19993, and it is known to be one of the greatest work by CLAMP soon after their debut.
The story revolves around the protagonist Sumeragi Subaru, who solves the mystery cases as an exorcist, together with his twin sister Hokuto and a mysterious guy Sakurazuka Seishirou, while depicting human relationships and social critics. TV anime will be set in Tokyo in 2021 and expectations are rising toward how it will be rearranged to fit in the Reiwa era.
In addition to the announcement of the TV anime adoption, the teaser visual was released as well. The 1st promotion movie became available with few scenes of the upcoming TV anime. Animation production will be directed by GoHands, known for “K” series and “Medlock’s Scramble” movie series.
“Tokyo BABYLON 2021” will become TV anime in 2021. The cast and staff information will be announced later.
From the creators of "Frozen" and "Moana", Disney AnimationDisney Animation's latest movie “Raya and the Last Dragon” was announced to premiere on 2021, Mar. 12 throughout theaters in Japan under the title "Raaya to ryuu no oukoku". The Japanese version of the trailer and posters were also revealed.
"Raya and the Last Dragon" is a fantasy/adventure feature length animation, outlining an epic tale of struggle and growth surrounding the young girl Raya, set in the land of Kumandra (translated to Japanese as Ryuu no Oukoku/Dragon Kingdom),
Born in a tribe that is sworn to the protect the mythical Dragon Gem, the young protagonist must depart alone on a journey in order to restore the power of the long forgotten Last Dragon, and bring back order to the world.
The trailer starts off with an impressive high-paced scene of Raya dodging traps. And later on, scenes of an adult Raya, which are also used for the Japanese version posters. The gallant heroine appears holding a sword, and wearing a robe and long boots. She also has on a shiny jewel, which appears to be the Dragon Gem.
Accompanying her journey is Tuk Tuk, the partner amardillo whose heavily armored shell hides his adorable and fluffy self, of similar adorableness to the sidekicks Olaff (Frozen) and Hei Hei (Moana).
The silhouette of the dragon hiding in the woods, can be seen once again at the end of the trailer, however it’s not quite clear if it’s a cloud or a shadow.
The footage displays the type of quality that’ll only raise expectations for the epic fantasy movie.
Disney Animation's newest movie "Raya and the Last Dragon" will hit Japanese theaters on 2021, Mar. 12.
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Netflix, one of the largest online streaming services, held the "Press Conference to Consider Better Methods to Expand Anime Contents" on Feb. 25, 2020.
Netflix announced new efforts to further advance the development of original Japanese anime, and expansion of stories with originality unique to Japan.
Netflix also announced a partnership with 6 creators who represent Japan, including CLAMP, Kibayashi Shin, Ootagaki Yasuo, Otsuichi, Ubukata Tow, and Yamazaki Mari.
At the press conference, Ookawa Nanase from the manga group CLAMP, famous for amongst others "Card Captor Sakura" , and Kibayashi, who is the original author of "The Kindaichi Case Files", participated as guests for panel discussion.
They talked about the reality of anime industry, and expressed their expectations for the future of the anime industry and this partnership.
There were 3 topics up for discussion. The 1st topic was "the reasons, expectations, and impressions for this partnership".
Kibayashi commented on it by mentioning that he participated in original novels and dramas from the beginning, and he explained the reason why he decided to participate by saying, "I did not have an experience participating in an original anime from the beginning. I found a meaning there".
Ookawa mentioned that all 4 members of CLAMP have Netflix memberships and enjoy their entertainment before adding, "TV is an important form of media that many people can watch, but aglobal release is something only video streaming can do. It was an honor to be offered, and I'd love to be in the project".
The 2nd topic was "the reality and goals of the project", and Kibayashi commented, "TV programs need sponsors and there are regulations that it must be followed. People cannot get rid of the mindset that anime is for children. I believe we must think about those things while progressing the project", and continued, "Recently, even manga has been shaking up the ways it's expressed and distributed,, so I feel we ought to also improve in a similar way. I think that the change can occur because Netflix has more freedom than TV", showing more expectation toward video streaming.
Ookawa mentioned the problems at the anime production environment by saying, "The sponsor problem is one issue, but Japanese business gained revenue by selling Blu-ray and DVDs. The industry could not get out of that method for a long time. Of course it is a good thing that there are higher sales of Blu-ray and DVDs, but there are times when less goods and Blu-ray will be bought by the fans, even though the anime is wonderful. This has created an environment where it's become harder and harder to produce wonderful anime.".
The 3rd theme was"The creators and anime industry that coexist with the changes brought by video streaming service".
Kibayashi said that project has already begun, and he is feeling momentum of creating anime on Netflix. He commented on the merit of Netflix that allows globalize release, "In the future, speed is important. Speed is important for anything you do. It feels like everything can become obsolete within 5 years of release, and we've been too slow to keep up.. Speed is important for world with internet. And in this day and age, that goes for things like anime and creativity too.".
Oosaka additionally commented, "I believe now is the time of a great change in anime industry. Anime production requires both time and money. Sometimes freedom is limited because you have to move in accordance with the opinions of the production committees in the movie or TV industry. I am looking forward tothese changes both as the creator and a viewer".
This partnership does not have a pre-determined structure for planning and development.
Sakurai Taiki, the chief producer of Netflix anime mentioned the benefit of this project for the production studios and anime industry by saying, "by owning the rights to the original work more funds will be available", and "fewer people means fewer people are required for meetings, and fewer distractions.",
Kirin commented with a smile on the 2nd merit by saying "it is a very wise method". Sakurai followed, "The producers of the product will not waste time because they can make decisions by themselves, and do not have to ask questions about it to others before making a decision".
Smooth and speedy creation methods will also allow creators to maximize their anime creating abilities..
It has been announced that a new animation of "Zetsutsuki Gushunku" will be released on Nico Nico Douga in December 2020. In addition, the cast members who will play the role of endangered species of animals have also been announced.
"Zetsuetsuki Gushun" is hoping that people will get to know and love these endangered species, which are said to be more than 3,000 species, and it will inspire people to look into them! The characters were created based on this idea.
The animals are cute but somehow mysterious and "happy". They run out of food, lose their homes and so on. Will they ever smile again? The film is about the adventures of endangered animals.
Hanae Natsuki, Naka Hiroshi, Yamashita Daiki and Uesaka Sumire will play the endangered animals in the film. In the film, Hanae-san will play the polar bear, Shiro Kuma Shun, Naka-san will play the world-travelling tern, Aji-san, a migratory bird, Yamashita-san will play the slightly dreamy and gentle African elephant Zoushun, and Uesaka-san will play the cute and popular giant panda, Panda Shun.
In addition, videos of each character's introduction have been updated on the official Twitter site; an introduction video of polar bear Shun, done by Hanae Natsuki, has been on view since November 18.
"Setsumeski Gushun" will be distributed on Nico Nico Douga from December 2020. will be distributed on Nico Nico Douga in December 2020.
It has been decided that "Kanojo mo Kanojo" serialized in "Weekly Shonen Magazine" will be adapted to TV anime in 2021. This is the fastest anime adaptation in the history of "Weekly Shonen Magazine", which is an unprecedented speed of only 8 months from the start of the serialization.
"Kanojo Mo Kanojo" is based on the comic of the same name by Hiroyuki, known for "Aho Girl".
The main character, Naoya, who has been confessing his feelings for his childhood friend Saki for years and is finally able to go out with her as a high school student, loves her so much that he expresses his love for her even in front of his classmates. However, he suddenly gets a confession of love from his insanely cute classmate Nagisa. Even though he has a girlfriend... ...What would you do if another girl confessed to you? I have a girlfriend that I'm dating. But he doesn't want to dump the cute girl. After such a painful struggle, the protagonist comes to a conclusion: ......... A neo-standard romantic comedy is drawn.
In addition to the announcement of the anime adaptation, the creator, Hiroyuki, sent in a delightful illustration and comment.
"Kanojo Mo Kanojo" will be broadcast as a TV anime in 2021. Details of the cast and other information will be announced in the future.
I'm so glad "Kanojo mo Kanojo" is going to become an anime! I'm really looking forward to seeing how cute the girls are going to be in the anime too!
The novel "Banished from the brave man's group, I decided to lead a slow life in the back country", which is currently being published by Kadokawa Sneaker Bunko, will be adapted into a TV anime and PC game. Comments from the original writer Zappon and others have also arrived.
This work is based on a novel written by Zappon and illustrated by Yasumo, which has been published on the novel submission site "Shosetsuka ni Narou" (Let's Become a Novelist) and is currently being published in book form by Kadokawa Sneaker Bunko.
Red, a hero who was kicked out of a party of heroes after his comrades wise men told him to leave the force, starts an apothecary in a remote place with a tomboy princess, Rit, and begins his second life in this slow life fantasy.
In addition, a PC game that lets players enjoy the world of the works was announced. Under the supervision of the original author Zappon, spirited creators such as Bihei, Tatsutori and Kurogashi have come together and are now working on it. An Early Access version of the game will be released in spring 2021 on the game download platform 'STEAM'.
Details on the airing date, cast and other details of "Banished from the brave man's group, I decided to lead a slow life in the back country" will be announced in the future. Do look forward to the follow-up report.
Original Author: Zappon's Comments
I never thought the day would come when I'd be able to write an author's comment on the anime adaptation! From the time it was decided to make into an anime until today, I was desperately trying to hold back my desire to report "The anime adaptation has been decided" on Twitter
. That's no longer the case. The anime adaptation has been decided !!!!!!!!! I've been allowed to participate in weekly script meetings for anime production, and I've been helping with the scenario to a small degree. I was so happy when the script became a storyboard that I read it over and over again. I've been blessed with a wonderful staff and I can't wait to see the sensibilities of the anime. I also wrote a supplementary story "Shin no Nakama Episode 0" which will be the prologue to the anime in conjunction with today's announcement. I think you'll enjoy the anime even more if you read this episode 0 before it airs, so I'd be happy if you could check it out too! Thanks to your support, the "Shin no Nakama" series is expanding into novels, manga, anime, and games, so please continue to support us!
Original Illustrator: Yasumo's Comment
Congratulations on the animation! I'm looking forward to seeing how Gideon, Rit, and the others move and talk in the anime with the addition of various expressions and direction that couldn't be expressed in the illustrations. Thank you for your continued support!
Comicization: Ikeno Masahiro's Comment
Congratulations to Zappon on the anime adaptation of "Shin no Nakama"! I feel very fortunate to have been able to work on this series. I, too, can't wait to see Rit, Red and the rest of them move on screen! I'll do my best to keep up with the comics!
(C) Zappon and Yasumo / Kadokawa Sneaker Bunko
To celebrate the release of "SHAMAN KING" as a completely new TV anime from April 2021 and the publication of all 35 volumes of Kodansha's Magazine Edge KC, an ad recreating the "Funbari Onsen" which is popular in the series will appear. An advertising car is running on the Seibu Ikebukuro Line until November 30, 2020.
"SHAMAN KING" is Takei Hiroyuki's masterpiece, which has sold more than 35 million copies for the series.
In this story, the main character, Asakura You, a medium called "Shaman", participates in a shaman fight to determine the top of the shamans and battles with his friends to become the Shaman King.
This time, in celebration of the new TV anime and the publication of all 35 volumes, an advertisement that recreates the "Funbari Onsen" has been developed.
The ad depicts the characters spending a relaxing time in a hot spring with a spectacular view of the Funbari Hills, forgetting the exhaustion of battle.
The anime "Tokyo Babylone 2021" has been announced to be broadcast from April 2021. Along with the announcement, information about the anime, including the key visual and main cast members, were revealed.
"Tokyo Babylone 2021" is based on "Tokyo Babylone", which was serialized in "South" and "Monthly Wings" from 1990 to 1993, and was said to be one of the best works of early day CLAMP.
Go Hands will be working on animation production.
Aoi Shouta, Mizuki Nana, and Umehara Yuuichirou were announced as the main cast. The protagonist, Sumeragi Subaru, will be played by Aoi, Subaru's twin sister, Sumeragi Hokuto, by Mizuki, and the mysterious man who appears in front of Subaru, Sakurazuka Seishirou, will be played by Umehara. We have received comments from these three main cast members. It has also been announced that Aoi Shouta will be singing the opening theme song and Mizuki Nana will be singing the ending theme song.
The newly released 2nd trailer shows the intense battle scenes of Subaru, Hokuto, and Seishirou, and their voices were revealed for the first time.
Other staff members are Suzuki Shingo and Kudou Susumu as director, Kumagai Jun as story editor, and Furuta Makoto as character designer.
"Tokyo Babylone 2021" is scheduled to start in April 2021.
Aoi Souta as Sumeragi Subaru
I was given the role of Sumeragi Subaru in "Tokyo Babylon 2021".
The classic by CLAMP-sensei will be reborn.
I wish to deliver the large theme of this work and something we can't feel every day, through Subaru who lives in 2021.
Please look forward to the show!
Mizuki Nana as Sumeragi Hokuto
I never thought I would be part of the work I used to read as a student! It's such an honor!
New elements of this era have been added to a fascinating work, and they fuse amazingly, moving my heart with every episode.
We cast and staff members are doing our best, so be sure to check out the broadcast!
Umehara Yuuichirou as Sakurazuka Seishirou
I'm happy to be able to play a fascinating character like Sakurazuka Seishirou.
I wish to present a new "Tokyo Babylon", depicting the drama of people living in a society full of problems, in this new age of Reiwa.
I will do my best to play Seishirou, so please look forward to the show!
Director Suzuki Shingo
It's an honor to present the fascination of "Tokyo Babylon" through anime in the Reiwa era. I hope you will enjoy the unique charm of Subaru and the other characters, and how they confront obstacles in 2021, Tokyo.
All staff members worked hard on the production, so please look forward to it.
TV Anime "Tokyo Babylon 2021" will be broadcast from April 2021
(C) CLAMP, ST / TOKYO BABYLON 2021 PROJECT
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