November 6, 2020 By: CHiRO★ (Translated by YK & NN ), 126 views
Let’s spend Christmas together with your favorite characters from “Kimetsu”, “Osomatsu”, “Eva”, and “Fire Force”! Reservation for printed Christmas cake is now available
Original print Christmas cake for “Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba”, “Osomatsu-san”, “New Genesis Evangelion”, “Code Geas: Lelouch the Rebellion”, “Fire Force”, and “Fugo Keiji Balance: UNLIMITED”. Pre-orders for these Christmas cakes are currently available at the official website for “PriRoll”.
Original print Christmas cake for “Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba”, “Osomatsu-san”, “New Genesis Evangelion”, “Code Geas: Lelouch the Rebellion”, “Fire Force”, and “Fugo Keiji Balance: UNLIMITED”. Pre-orders for these Christmas cakes are currently available at the official website for “PriRoll”.
This product “Christmas Pri Cake” is a Christmas cake with the printed anime characters.
More strawberries will be added to each cake only during Christmas time, and a cake comes either as “whip cream” or “chocolate cream”.
Design for the cakes are the following: “Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba” comes with 33 types, “Osomatsu-san” comes with 29 types (plus original illustration exclusive at PriRoll), “New Genesis Evangelion” comes with 4 types, “Code Geas: Lelouch the Rebellion” comes with 10 types (plus original illustration exclusive at PriRoll), “Fire Force” comes with 12 types, and “Fugo Keiji Balance: UNLIMITED” comes with 8 types.
Moreover, a tin badge with an original design comes as a gift per order.
“Christmas Pri Roll” is priced for 4,980 JPY (tax excluded) each. Pre-order is available until Nov. 25, 2020 , on the official website of “Pri Roll”.
(C) Gotouge Koyoharu/ Shueisha, Aniplex, ufotable
(C) Akatsuka Fujio/ Osomatsu-san Production Committee
(C) SUNRISE/ PROJEC L-GEAS Character Design (C) 2006-2017 CLAMP/ST
(C) Okubo Atsuhi, Kodansha/Fire Force Annoucement Branch
(C) Tsutsui Yasutaka, Shinchosha/ Itou Tomohiko, Kobe Conglomerte
The Christmas limited design printed cakes of "Kuroko's Basketball" have appeared. Pre-orders are currently available at "Priroll".
"'Kuroko's Basketball' 2020 Christmas Cake" has a total of 40 types of design that contain original illustrated chibi character, anime cut-scenes, and others. The cake will have bittersweet strawberry, and during purchasing, you can choose between "whipped cream" and "chocolate cream".
Also, for each cake purchased, a tin badge will be given as a bonus. The tin badge will share the same illustration as the cake.
"'Kuroko's Basketball' 2020 Christmas Cake" is priced at 4,980 JPY (tax excluded) each. Pre-orders are currently available at "Priroll".
（C）Fujimaki Tadatoshi／Shueisha, Kuroko's Basketball Production Committee
Christmas cakes decorated in the characters from "Kamen Rider Saber", "Healin' Good Pretty Cure", "Mashin Sentai Kiramager", and "Sumikko Gurashi", are now available. Pre-orders will begin at "Premium Bandai" and cake shops around Japan from the end of Sep.
The product "Chara Deco Christmas" is Christmas version for decoration cake series "Chara Deco". Line-up for this year includes, "Kamen Rider Saber", "Healin'Good Pretty Cure", "Mashin Sentai Kiramager", and "Sumikko Gurashi".
Decoration cakes are wrapped in the films and picks inspired from each title, and stored in the cake box decorated in the characters.
A special gift comes with the cake will provide an opportunity to take a picture together with the character through a free app called "Surprise Picture". Picture frames come with 2 choices of a regular frame or a Christmas frame. (Sumikko Gurashi version is not available)
A toy in original design only available in Chara Deco makes a special sound when used together with toys sold separately.
"Chara Deco Christmas Kamen Rider Saber", "Chara Deco Christmas Healin'Good Pretty Cure", and "Chara Deco Christmas Mashin Sentai Kiramager" are available at Chara Deco Shop at "Premium Bandai" and supermarkets, convenience stores, and cake shops around Japan in open price. Pre-orders begin from the end of September.
"Chara Deco Christmas Sumikko Gurashi Neko" is priced at 3,700 JPY (tax excluded) and pre-orders begin from the end of Sep. at Aeon related stores.
(C) Ishimori Production, TV Asahi, ADK, EM, Toei
Christmas items inspired by popular works, such as "Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba", "Mobile Suit Gundam", and "Disney: Twisted-Wonderland" are now available for pre-orders on "Premium Bandai".
From "Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba", the item "Demon Slayer Round Box" is available for pre-order. It is a box with a lid on which the main characters, including Kamado Tanjirou, Kamado Nezuko, Agatsuma Zen'itsu, and Hashibira Inosuke are designed. It contains a large-sized "original sticky note" and "flavor enhanced soy sauced popcorn", which make it a nice item for a gift.
From "Mobile Suit Gundam" come the items "Round Box with Gunpla" and "Gundam Drawer Storage Box".
The "Round Box with Gunpla" is a cylindrical box with a lid, which contains Gunpla in the original color and two bags of corn potage snacks. The Gunpla is "ENTRY GRADE 1/144 RX-78-2 Gundam", which is available in two limited colors.
The "Gundam Drawer Storage Box" is a paper box with four drawers containing two corn potage snacks and two bags of cider ramune.
From "Disney: Twisted-Wonderland" come four types of items, which are "Bottle Gift / Twisted-Wonderland (8 pieces)", "Tetra Pack / Twisted-Wonderland (6 pieces)", "Character Gift / Twisted-Wonderland (10 pieces)", and "Set / Twisted-Wonderland".
There are seven types of bottle gifts with candies in a stylishly designed bottle, all of which are available with a dormitory leader on it, making them a perfect gift for yourself or for your friends.
The character gift contains candies in a handbag package, which you will be able to enjoy in two versions: Uniform and Dormitory.
Moreover, there is an item set that includes a tetra package filled with apple candies, a sweet pack, a purse, and a circle box.
Pre-orders of Christmas items inspired by "Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba", "Mobile Suit Gundam", "Disney: Twisted-Wonderland", and others are now being accepted at "Premium Bandai".
(C)Gotouge Koyoharu / Shueisha, Aniplex, ufotable (C)Sotsu, Sunrise (C)Disney
Anime!Anime! surveyed fans about which character they'd like to spend Christmas with. The survey that started last year was also done this year, and in this article, we'll show you the results for male character category.
The 4th figure from "Code Geass: Lelouch of the Re;surrection" is Kouzuki Karen. Pre-orders are currently available at "Premium Bandai".
The product "G.E.M. Series Code Geass: Lelouch of the Re;surrection Kouzuki Karen Pilot Suits Ver." is a figure of Kouzuki Karen in the pilot suit where she fought along with Suzaku for the first time.
Under the detailed supervision of the character designer, Kimura Takahiro, the molding and coloring have made it to be a high-quality figure.
The alluring appearance from the voluptuous breast to the hipline is a must-see.
"G.E.M. Series Code Geass: Lelouch of the Re;surrection Kouzuki Karen Pilot Suits Ver." is priced at 14,300 JPY (tax included). Pre-orders are currently available at "Premium Bandai", and shipping is scheduled for May 2021.
（C）SUNRISE／PROJECT L-GEASS Character Design（C）2006-2018 CLAMP, ST
"The anime movie festival in ABEMA Siege of July" will be held on "Anime 3 channel" of "ABEMA" from Jul. 24. During the festival, more than 80 anime movies including "Yowamushi Pedaru The Movie", "AKIRA", "In This Corner of the World", the movie trilogy of "Mobile Suit Gundam", will be streamed for free for 50 days.
During this festival, more than 80 anime movies will be streamed for free for 50 days in summer. "Yowamushi Pedaru The Movie" and "AKIRA" will be streamed from Jul. 24, and the movie trilogy of "Mobile Suit Gundam" and other anime movies will be streamed from Jul. 26.
From Aug. 1, "Yu Yu Hakusho: The Movie - Poltergeist Report" will be streamed for the first time on "ABEMA". From Aug. 8, "Yu-Gi-Oh!: The Dark Side of Dimensions" will be streamed. From Aug. 9, "MOBILE SUIT GUNDAM NARRATIVE" will be streamed for the first time on "ABEMA" as well.
The schedule after Aug. 10 will be announced at the end of Jul. as "The anime movie festival in ABEMA Siege of August". Please check it out.
"The anime movie festival in ABEMA Siege of July" will be started on "Anime 3 Channel" of "ABEMA" from Jul. 24, 2020.
(C)Watanabe Wataru(Weekly Shonen Champion)/ Yowamushi Pedaru The Movie Production Committee
(C)Arakawa Hiromu・HAGAREN THE MOVIE
(C)1988 Mushroom/AKIRA Production Committee
(C)2019 Kono Fumiyo・Futabasha/"In This Corner of the World" Production Committee
(C)2016 Sato Tsutomu/KADOKAWA ASCII MEDIA WORKS/The Irregular at Magic High School The Movie Production Committee
(C)1994 "Yu Yu Hakusho: The Movie - Poltergeist Report"Production Committee
（C）SUNRISE／PROJECT L-GEASS Character Design
(C)Carlo Zen・KADOKAWA/The Saga of Tanya the Evil The Movie Production Committee
(C)Takahashi Kazuki STUDIO DICE/ "Yu-Gi-Oh!"The Movie 2016 Production Committee
(C)Omori Fujino・SB Creative/"Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?" The Movie Production Committee
(C)Usui Yoshito/Futabasha・SHIN-EI ANIMATION・TV ASAHI・ADK 2001
(C)Usui Yoshito/Futabasha・SHIN-EI ANIMATION・TV ASAHI・ADK 2003
(C)Usui Yoshito/Futabasha・SHIN-EI ANIMATION・TV ASAHI・ADK 1999
From "Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion", C.C.'s figure comes on re-sale. Pre-orders are available now at "Union Creative".
The product "Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion C.C (Re-sale)" is a figure of C.C. in her restraining clothes with a dynamic posture.
Do check out the bodyline that is re-created beautifully.
"Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion C.C (Re-sale)" is priced at 13,800 JPY (tax excluded). Pre-orders are available at "Union Creative" until Aug. 18, 2020, and shipping is scheduled on Jan. 2021.
（C）SUNRISE／PROJECT L-GEASS Character Design（C）2006-2017 CLAMP・ST
Kururugi Suzaku from "Code Geass: Lelouch of the Resurrection" becomes a figure. Pre-orders are available now at Premium Bandai.
This product under the supervision of character designer Kimura Takahiro fully shows Suzaku's attractiveness. It has a Xero mask and a cloak, and as a Zero of second-generation, the item was finished, thorough which you can feel how Suzaku tries to move forward with the "living" curse.
And check out the beautiful shaping of the pilot suit that fits the trained body.
"G.E.M.Series Code Geass: Lelouch of the Resurrection: Suzaku Kururugi Pilot Suit Ver." is priced at 15,800 JPY (tax included). Pre-orders are available now at Premium Bandai. Product delivery is scheduled for Jan. 2021.
（C）SUNRISE／PROJECT L-GEASS Character Design c2006-2018 CLAMP・ST
From "Rebuild of Evangelion", Ayanami Rei(tentative name) drawn by illustrator Yoneyama Mai will be released as a 500-piece jigsaw puzzle. Pre-orders are currently available on "Yanoman".
This product "RADIO EVA Illustration 05 Rei Ayanami (tentative name)" reproduces the image of Rei Ayanami(tentative name), drawn with unique brush strokes and coloring, in an extremely detailed way by high-definition printing, and made it into a 500-piece jigsaw puzzle.
By assembling piece by piece, you can enjoy Ayanami Rei (tentative name) dressed in a black plug suit as much as you like.
"RADIO EVA Illustration 05 Rei Ayanami (tentative name)" is priced at 2,500 JPY (main unit price). Pre-orders are currently available on "Yanoman", and the product is scheduled to go on sale in January 2021.
Illustrator: MAI YONEYAMA (C) khara
From the manga "Neon Genesis Evangelion", goods illustrated by Sadamoto Yoshiyuki have been announced. A total of 16 items will be available during the "Evangelion Wonder Festival" at the "KADOKAWA Sadamoto Yoshiyuki Illustrated Goods" booth. The event is set to be held at the Makuhari Messe in Chiba, Japan, on Dec. 6.
Battery-free LED iPhones 12 cases inspired by "Evangelion" have been released on November 19, 2020.
The items released were "FLASH EVA01 Circuit Board Art iPhone Case" with the design of "Unit-01", and "FLASH NERV Circuit Board Art iPhone Case" with the design of "NERV".
Both products are new releases under the circuit board art goods brand, "FLASH Series", created by Denshi Gihan Co., Ltd., a circuit board professional, making full use of their manufacturing technology, equipment, and designing skills.
The "FLASH EVA01 Circuit Board Art iPhone Case" has a precise design of Evangelion Unit-01 with roughly 140,000 lines, and uses 27 electronic parts that illuminate without batteries, including the red LED at the chest core.
Behind Unit-01, is the activation experiment scene from the anime recreated with wiring patterns of the circuit board.
"FLASH NERV Circuit Board Art iPhone Case" uses roughly 30,000 lines to precisely design the NERV mark and launch route, and has 26 electronic parts including the 2mm red LED in the NERV mark.
Behind the NERV mark is the design of the launch routes 1 to 6.
"FLASH EVA01 Circuit Board Art iPhone Case" and "FLASH NERV Circuit Board Art iPhone Case" are priced at 15,000 JPY each (tax excluded) for the iPhone 12 mini, 16,000 JPY each (tax excluded) for the iPhone 12/12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max. Both products available in 3 colors: green, black, and white.
The latest collaboration goods from the 3 brands: "Evangelion e:PROJECT", "EVANGELION SPORTS", and "Evangelion Racing", which incorporate the world setting of "Evangelion", have appear in the crowdfunding service "Makuake". Each of the project has started at 11AM, on November 16, 2020.
The crowdfunding for the following 3 collaboration project have started.
1. "Project Name: Generic Device Type Standee Formation of e:PROJECT Original Model" by the e-Sports brand "EVANGELION e:Project" and the smartphone & laptop standee "MOFT".
2. "Project Name: Power Overflowing! Comfortable & Easy to Use Skateboard Elos EVA Sports" by the sports brand "EVANGELION SPORTS" and easy to use skateboard brand "Elos" from California.
3. "Project Name: EVA RACING x eShades Photochromic Sunglasses with Instant Transition" by the racing team "Evangelion Racing" and the photochromic sunglasses with instant transition brand "eShade".
"Project Name: Generic Device Type Standee Formation of e:PROJECT Original Model" is the pride laptop & smartphone standee that is the thinnest among all the models of "e:Project"
"Project Name: Power Overflowing! Comfortable & Easy to Use Skateboard Elos EVA Sports" is a skateboard that even a beginner can feel the power and liveliness of an Eva when using it to commute to work/ school or to stroll.
"Project Name: EVA RACING x eShades Photochromic Sunglasses with Instant Transition" is the photochromic sunglasses with instant transition with the "Evangelion Racing" specification, and the darkness of lens will get be adjusted automatically in 0.1 seconds from the light sensor.
Each of the project are in "Keep-it-All" basis, so regardless of whether the target amount was achieved or not, your support will be acknowledged provided the payment was made before January 30, 2021 (the last day of the project).
Detailed information can be found on "Makuake Evangelion Special Article" webpage.
The latest visual of the TV anime "Fire Force Season 2" that marks the start of "United Front with Company 2 Arc" from episode 19 "Oze Family", has been revealed.
Also, the additional casts and character were announced, which are Ono Yuuki will be voicing Takigi Oze and Toriumi Kohsuke will be voicing Hajiki. Their comments have been revealed as well.
After the "Haijima's Shinigami Arc" that revolves a three-way battle over the "sixth pillar" between "Special Fire Force Company 8", "Haijima Industries" and the "White Clad", "United Front with Company 2 Arc" will once again take place at the "Netherworld".
While Special Fire Force Company 8 is getting closer to the mystery of the white-clad and the "Evangelist ", Maki was requested to be transfered to the military by her family. While being separated from her precious friends, Special Fire Force Company 8 had once again stepped into the "Netherworld".
What awaits the Special Fire Force Company 8 in their second trip to "Netherworld"? Do look forward to it as the story is approaching the most interesting part.
Also, it was announced that the additional characters in "United Front with Company 2 Arc" are Takigi Oze, Maki's older brother and Tokyo Imperial Army, first lieutenant, criminal detective, and the captain of the Special Fire Force Company 2, Hajiki. Takigi Oze will be voiced by Ono Yuuki while Hajiki will be voiced by Toriumi Kohsuke.
Regarding their appearance, Ono said, "He has a stubborn side but he actually is quite a good guy. After voicing him, I found out that it was quite fun while expressing his emotion!" while Toriumi said "He is quite big-hearted, and not only is he capable in his work, he is also a cool adult that has an extreme humane side.”
TV anime "Fire Force Season 2" is currently being aired on MBS, TBS, BS-TBS, and other 21 channels.
Q1 Do tell us your impression of Takigi Oze.
I was a fan of the original work before this, and I have the thought of "If I was giving an offer to voice character, wouldn't it be Takigi?", so when I actually got the offer, I can't stop smiling...! He has a stubborn side but he actually is quite a good guy. After voicing him, I found out that it was quite fun while expressing his emotion!
Q2 Do give us a message to the fans that are looking forward to this.
The Oze family had finally gathered! This is a very unique family so I am glad to be part of them. Fire Force will be getting more interesting, so do look forward to it as well as the appearance of the Oze family!
Q1 Do tell us your impression of Hajiki.
At first glance, it seems that he is an easygoing person but he actually has a wide perception, good at looking after others, and is quite big-hearted, so he is not only capable in his work, he is also a cool adult that has an extreme humane side.
Q2 Do give us a message to the fans that are looking forward to this.
I'm Toriumi Kohsuke and I will be voicing Hajiki.
It is quite interesting and fantastic work. I really enjoyed it during the recording. Please, do look forward to it
（C）Ookubo Atsushi, Kodansha／Special Fire Force Video PR Section
"Fire Force Season 2" will be entering the Haijima Industries Arc from episode 14 on Oct. 2. In commemoration, the visual of the Haijima Industries Arc and promo for the 2nd cour of Season 2 has been released.
"Fire Force" is based on the manga serialized on "Weekly Shonen Magazine" by Ookubo Atsushi. Season 1 of the anime was aired in 2019, and Season 2 is currently being broadcast.
The VS. Holy Sol Temple Arc had ended with episode 13 on Sep. 25, and from episode 14, the Haijima Industries Arc begins. Captain Burns revealed the dark side of the Holy Sol Temple to Joker and Benimaru. Special Fire Force Company 8 goes to investigate Haijima Industries, and Yuuichirou Kurono, a.k.a. the Grim Reaper, confronts them.
The Haijima Industries Arc visual features Shinra, Kurono, and other characters that hold the key to the story. And in the promo for the 2nd cour of Season 2, you can take a glimpse of the three-way battle between Special Fire Force Company 8, Haijima Industries, and the White-Clad.
The musicians singing the opening and ending theme songs for the 2nd cour were also revealed. KANA-BOON will be singing "Torch of Liberty" for the opening, and PELICAN FANCLUB will be singing "Desire" for the ending.
"Torch of Liberty" is also used in the promo for the 2nd cour, so you can enjoy their song in advance. Taniguchi Maguro from KANA-BOON and Endou Anri from PELICAN FANCLUB have commented on their thoughts towards their songs.
【Taniguchi Maguro from KANA-BOON】
The word "liberation", which plays a major role in the story, was also important in creating the song.
I believe this is a common theme that exists in our daily lives that have changed, our values towards individuality and diversity, and in our concerts, which has always been essential to us.
The sound with our wishes and prayers at the core has turned out very intense, and I think you would enjoy it.
I can't wait to deliver this song to you and perform it in front of everyone.
We'll keep the fire burning until we get back to where we belong and get a new grasp of hope.
【Endou Anri from PELICAN FANCLUB】
The "Fire" in this series represents many things: danger, fighting spirit, life, the brilliance of the moment, desires, etc.
You could say it's just like humans.
When our desires explode, we feel the brilliance of our lives. That's the image I got.
And with that image of the "explosion of desire" as our main theme, we made this song to express ourselves trying to live strong with all the different emotions we have.
The song is also aimed towards us as a band.
We would be very happy if this song remains as glowing embers in everyone that watches the anime.
"Fire Force Season 2"
(C)Ookubo Atsushi, Kodansha / Special Fire Force Video PR Section
Collaboration between "Fire Force" and the original rolled ice cream specialty store "Roll Ice Cream Factory" has been decided. Ice cream, tapioca milk, and other products inspired by Shinra, Arthur, Shinmon, and others, will be on sale at nationwide "Roll Ice Cream Factory" shops from Sept. 4.
At the collaboration cafe, a total of 6 flavors of ice cream and drinks will be offered, including "Shinra's strawberry rolled ice cream" and "Joker's black tapioca milk", which feature the image of the characters.
Moreover, for those who ordered the collaboration menu, one random limited coaster (12 types in total) designed with selected famous anime scenes will be given.
Also, original goods such as stickers and tin badge mirrors with the images of main protagonist Kusakabe Shinra and the character "Shiro-kun" of "Roll Ice Cream Factory", cool-to-the-touch, water-absorbing, quick-drying masks made in Japan will be sold.
The collaboration between "Fire Force" and "Roll Ice Cream Factory" will be held at nationwide "Roll Ice Cream Factory" stores from Sep. 4 to Sep. 24, 2020.
(C) Ookubo Atsushi/Kodansha/Fire Force Video Communications Section
A collaboration between "Fire Force Season 2" (broadcast from Jul. 3, 2020) and the 6 teams of the Pacific League (one of the Japanese professional baseball leagues) has been decided. Illustrations of Shinra and other characters wearing each team's uniform have been released.
This collaboration between this work, which depicts the achievements of the Special Fire Force, and the Pacific League happened because the baseball players that come into a baseball game in a pinch are called "fire extinguishers" in Japan.
Illustrations of the characters wearing each of the team's uniforms have been released for this collaboration.
The uniforms each character wears are Saitama Seibu Lions for Shinra Kasukabe, Chiba Lotte Marines for Arthur Boil, Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles for Akitaru Oubi, Fukuoka Softbank Hawks for Takehisa Hinawa, Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters for Maki Oze, and Orix Buffaloes for Iris.
There will be original "Fire Force" goods in collaboration with each team, and events at stadiums are being scheduled. Also, under the keyword of "fire extinguisher", a "Pacific League Fire Extinguishing Play Collection", centering on players coming in a pinch, will be released on the league official video streaming service "Personal Pacific League TV".
"Fire Force Season 2" will be broadcast on 20 channels including MBS, TBS, and BS-TBS from Jul. 3, 2020.
(C)Ookubo Atsushi, Kodansha / Special Fire Force Video Public Relations Division
Online streaming service "Netflix" has announced a lineup of anime for the period until end of Aug. 2020.
Season 3 of "Aggretsuko", Netflix original anime series, will be finally available for worldwide streaming. Along with that, many new anime titles, including "Diary of Our Days at the Breakwater", "The Millionaire Detective Balance: Unlimited", and others, and special features will let you enjoy the feeling of summer festival.
Season 3 of "Aggretsuko" contains 10 episodes, which will be exclusively streamed worldwide on Aug. 27.
After Season 2, where Reiko had ended her "secret love" with Tadano and returned to "ordinary office lady" life again, what challenges are waiting for her in the new work?
Aside from characters already familiar to viewers, such as Washimi and the director of Gori , new characters with unique personalities will be appearing one after another. Hopefully, they won't become a new source of stress for ReikoReiko.
The latest episodes of "Diary of Our Days at the Breakwater" will be broadcast every Monday starting Aug. 3.
Tsurugi Hinata, who moved to the countryside from the city, is an indoor high school girl who is not good at living beings. She planned to join the Arts and Crafts Club, but for some reason, she ended up joining the mysterious "Fishing Club". Please enjoy the youth comedy with the unique members of the "Fishing Club" based on the manga drawn by Kosaka Yasuyuki serialized in "Young Champion Retsu".
New episodes of "The Millionaire Detective Balance: Unlimited" will be broadcast every Sunday starting Aug. 2. It is based on a million-seller novel written by Tsutsui Yasutaka.
Daisuke, the son of a distinguished Kobe family and a police officer, is appointed to the "Modern Crimes Prevention Task Force" known as the "Modern Crime Prevention Headquarters", where officers who have caused problems for the Metropolitan Police Department are sent. Therefore, Daisuke becomes friends with a compassionate man, Katou Haru, and they start working together on cases.
Check out the success of the two friends with opposite personalities who challenge various cases beyond common sense.
"Let's enjoy the summer festival with anime!" line up also features "The Idolmaster", "Ensemble Stars!", "Given", "Zombie Land Saga", "Back Street Girls: Gokudoruzu", "Love Live!", and other titles. Let's make Midsummer hot with Netflix Anime.
It's now July, and the summer 2020 anime are starting.
Which titles are you looking forward to?
In this article, we will introduce 3 "buddy" animes out of the various summer animes.
"The Millionaire Detective Balance: Unlimited"
"The Millionaire Detective Balance: Unlimited" is a TV anime based on the million-seller by novelist Tsutsui Yasutaka.
The story begins with Daisuke, the scion of the outrageously rich Kanbe family, being assigned to the Modern Crime Prevention Headquarters where officers who have caused problems in the Metropolitan Police Department are sent.
Daisuke even puts prices on people's lives, but his passionate partner Haru disagrees, "Money is not everything!" The conflicting partners come across various incidents and mysteries.
This anime is directed by Itou Tomohiko-san, known for "Sword Art Online" and "Erased", composed and written by Kishimoto Taku-san, known for "Case File nº221: Kabukicho" and "Woodpecker Detective's Office", characters designed by Sasaki Keigo-san, known for "The Seven Deadly Sins" and "Blue Exorcist", and animated by Clover Works, known for "The Promised Neverland" and "Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai". A team of well-trained staff get together to revive the title in a modern style by drawing on the fascination of the original work while adding new characters and settings.
It started in Apr. 2020 on Fuji TV's "Noitamina" slot and gained attention for its opening theme song by SixTONES, but unfortunately, due to the spread of COVID-19, the broadcast has been postponed after the 3rd episode.
The broadcast will re-start from the 1st episode on Fuji TV's "Noitamina" slot from Jul. 16. Check out the unseen success off-the-wall detective Daisuke and his buddy Haru.
"Get Up! Get Live!"
"Get Up! Get Live!" is a "Voice Actor × 2D Comedian" project in which popular male voice actors put on comedy live shows as a duo.
Several boys live together in the dorm of the comedian training school "SSS".
They have clashes and conflict between the members, jealousy towards their peers, admiration towards their seniors, disappointment with the industry, anxiety about future, dark backgrounds, etc.
The anime depicts the boys striving to become the best comedians in Japan and the world by overcoming hardships along with their friends while being at the mercy of these obstacles and the dark side of the glamourous world.
The cast members portraying the passionate bonds in the anime are all popular male voice actors.
"Stardust" is a resonating childhood friend duo of Uehara Junya voiced by Hanae Natsuki-san and Higashizawa Kaede voiced by Nishiyama Koutarou-san. "Kikuichimonji" is an incongruous, bumpy duo of Machida Sena voiced by Toyonaga Toshiyuki-san and Oono Toranosuke voiced by Ishikawa Kaito-san. "6" is a trendy duo of Kitami Ren voiced by Azakami Youhei-san and Komae Kazuma voiced by Kumagai Kentarou-san. "Hayashima", which dominates Kansai, is the prodigy brother duo of Hayashima Azuma voiced by Amasaki Kouhei-san and Hayashima Nakaba voiced by Kajiwara Gakuto-san. And the up-and-coming scriptwriter Karakida Nanao is voiced by Konishi Katsunori-san.
In addition, Mukai Seitarou-san, a current member of the comedy duo "Tenshin", takes part in the planning, and light novelist Watari Wataru, known for "My Youth Romantic Comedy Is Wrong, As I Expected" and "Girlish Number", works on the story.
So far, the project has been presented as a live comedy performance by "comedians portrayed by voice actors". "Get Up! Get Live! 1st Live" was performed in May 2019 and the "2nd Live" was performed in Feb. 2020.
The short anime "Get Up! Get Live!" starts on Jul. 10. How will each duo present themselves? How will the story develop? Also, don't forget to check out episode 0, which is uploaded on YouTube from Jul. 3, to enjoy the anime even more.
"GREAT PRETENDER" is an original crime entertainment anime about the "greatest con game" played by con artists.
The rookie con artist Edamura Makoto (a.k.a. Edamame) proclaims that he is "Japan's No.1 con artist". The story begins with him being tricked by Laurent Thierry, a con artist that even manipulates the mafia. It depicts Edamura being embroiled in the worldwide "con game" on an overwhelming scale.
This anime is the first TV anime series written and composed by Furusawa Ryouta, the scriptwriter of "The Confidendenceman JP". It also has Sadamoto Yoshiyuki-san, known for "Neon Genesis Evangelion" and "The Girl Who Leapt Through Time", as character designer, Kaburagi Hiro-san, known for "91 Days" and "Kimi ni Todoke", as director, and WIT STUDIO, known for "Attack on Titan" and "Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress", will be working on the animation. Eminent names from different genres got together for this title.
It is currently available on Netflix and will begin its long-awaited terrestrial broadcast on Fuji TV's "+Ultra" slot and other channels from Jul. 8, 2020.
How do Edamame, the self-proclaimed "Japan's No.1 con artist" voiced by Kobayashi Chiaki-san, and Laurent, the gifted con artist voiced by Suwabe Junichi, pull off their tricks? Let's look forward to the con artist duo's stunning schemes.
Jul. 9 is the anniversary of the death of Johnny Kitagawa, the founder of Johnny's.
Johnny's has greatly influenced the entertainment industry not only in Japan but also all over the world, and they are also an essential part of the anime/anime song industry.
Speaking of anime songs by Johnny's artists, many of you may think of "Yuuki 100%" from "Nintama Rantarou".
However, including the theme song for the currently running TV anime "The Millionaire Detective Balance: Unlimited", many anime songs have been sung by them.
This is an article looking back at the history of Johnny's × Anime Songs!
We will take you back through the ages to check out some of the best songs matching the world of anime.
2020s: An unknown artist appears!
One of the most recent memorable anime songs by Johnny's is "NAVIGATOR" by SixTONES, which is used as the opening theme of the currently airing "The Millionaire Detective Balance: Unlimited".
At the time of the first broadcast, the artist's name was hidden, and everybody was making guesses on social media.
The trilling, cool tune has enough impact to blow away the image of Johnny's songs being idol-like. Many of you may have fascinated by their style of them appealing their music with their name kept hidden.
Also, "Black Clover" 11th cour's opening theme "Stories" was sung by Snow Man. One of the members, Sakuma Daisuke-san, loves anime, and fans were delighted that his dream came true.
The speedy intro and the positive lyrics of overcoming conflicts and moving forward complement the opening of the anime perfectly.
2010s: Family-friendly Johnny's anime song
In 2017, "Fantastic time", the opening theme of "Time Bokan24", was sung by Hey! Say! JUMP. The catchy tune will make you want to start dancing.
The opening theme of the 2nd cour "OVER THE TOP", which had a matureness and a melody that heats up at the hook, was also sung by Hey! Say! JUMP.
The sequel "Time Bokan: The Villains' Strike Back" 1st cour in 2018 had KinKi Kids singing a jazzy tune "DESTINY", which was inspired by the 3 villains.
They also sang "Topaz Love" for the ending theme of the 2nd cour, reminding us of youthful love.
In 2015, NEWS sang "Yonjuushi" as the opening theme for "The Kindaichi Case Files R". It has a taste of classical music, creating tension and grandness which perfectly matches the suspenseful story.
The anime also had "TRAGEDY" by KAT-TUN as its opening theme in 2016. Words that remind you of mysteries, such as "hints" and "doubt", are scattered in the lyrics, making it one of the songs with the strongest relationship with the anime.
The Saturday evening anime slot in which the "Time Bokan" series and "The Kindaichi Case Files R" were broadcast, has many songs by Johnny's artists loved across generations.
2000s: From films to TV series!
In 2006, "Sayaendou" by NEWS was used as the theme song of "One Piece The Movie: Giant Mecha Soldier of Karakuri Castle". The steelpan's in the song gave it a tropical tone, and the lyrics such as "skull" and "one piece" perfectly fits the film.
"One Piece" has teamed up with Johnny's on its TV series too. "Crazy Rainbow" (2007) by Tackey & Tsubasa, "Super Powers" (2019) by V6 were used as the opening theme, and "Mirai Koukai" (2005) by Tackey & Tsubasa was used as the ending theme.
"Inuyasha", which started in 2000, is also a treasure trove of anime songs by Jonny's. "CHANGE THE WORLD" (2000) by V6, "One Day, One Dream" (2004) by Tackey & Tsubasa, and many other songs were used for the anime.
In addition, "Kochira Katsushika-ku Kameari Kouen-mae Hashutsujo" in 2002 had Arashi singing "Nice na Kokoroiki" for the opening theme and "Naruto: Shippuden" in 2008 had MATCHY with QUESTION?, a special team of Johnny's band and Kondou Mahsahiko, singing "Mezamero! Yasei". The 2000s had many shonen-manga-based anime collaborating with Johnny's.
1990s: The classic anime song "Yuuki 100%" was born!
One of the most famous Johnny's anime songs from the 1990s is "Yuuki 100%", the opening theme song of the TV anime "Nintama Rantarou, which began in 1993. Since Hikaru GENJI sang it as the opening theme, many groups followed, including Ya-Ya-yah and Hey! Say! JUMP.
The insert songs and ending themes of "Nintama Rantarou" were also sung by many Johnny's groups, such as "Hohoemi wo Azukete" (1993) by Hikaru GENJI and "Sekai ga Hitotsu ni Narumade" (2002) by Ya-Ya-yah.
In 1994, SMAP sang the opening theme song "Kimiiro Omoi" for "Akazukin Chacha". The positive lyrics about never giving up on love left a strong impression.
SMAP also sang "Egao no Genki" as the opening theme and "Burabura Sasete" as the ending theme for "Hime-chan's Ribbon" in 1992, showing how well their songs match shojo-manga-based anime.
TOKIO also worked on many songs for various genres of anime, including "Hear wo Migakukkyanai" as the opening theme of "Soar High! Isami" and "Uwasa no Kiss" as the ending theme of "Kiteretsu Daihyakka".
Their debut song "LOVE YOU ONLY" was also used as the opening theme of the TV anime "Tsuyoshi Shikkari Shinasai", which was broadcast from 1992. The fresh singing voice and lyrics about honest love added grace to the anime.
1980s and before: Johnny's anime songs hand in hand with TV anime!
There are many Johnny's anime songs before "Nintama Rantarou" and "Hime-chan's Ribbon".
For example, Eagles sang "Eagle Sam no March", the opening theme of "Eagle Sam" in the 1980s. There were a total of 4 theme songs for "Eagle Sam" and they were all sung by Eagles.
Going back even further, Four Leaves sang the opening theme "Denshi Choujin U Bird" and the ending theme "Ginga Trio no Uta" for "Birdman and the Galaxy Trio", in the 1960s, when TV anime just stated.
Anime and Johnny's have a long history together.
These are only a few of the Johnny's anime songs. Some of you may be surprised to find out that these songs were by Johnny's.
Listening to the songs you already know, after you find out they were from anime, could bring you new discoveries.
The latest PV using the opening theme "NAVIGATOR" by SixTONES has been released from the TV anime "The Millionaire Detective Balance:UNLIMITED" (to be broadcast from Jul. 16).
The original of "The Millionaire Detective Balance:UNLIMITED" is Tsutsui Yasutaka's best-selling novel "Fugou Keiji". A maverick detective, Kobe Daisuke, who makes full use of his wealth and the newest technology, and a buddy detective, Kato Haru, who is passionate, values humanity, and doesn't like anything unfair, face various incidents and mysteries in investigations, which are beyond common sense.
The song used in the opening theme of this work is "NAVIGATOR", the second single of SixTONES, who made its CD debut in Jan. 2020. At the time of the first episode broadcasting, the idea of making the artist and music information secret drew much attention.
The TV anime "The Millionaire Detective Balance:UNLIMITED" will start broadcasting on Fuji TV "Noitamina" and other stations from 1:10 am on Thursday, Jul. 16, 2020.
(C) Tsutsui Yasutaka / Shinchosha / Ito Tomohiko / Kobe Zaibatsu
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.
To commemorate the release of "Sailor Moon Eternal: The Movie", "'Sailor Moon Eternal: The Movie' Newspaper" by Sports Nippon Newspaper has been announced. Pre-orders are currently available at "Amazon" and other stores.
Other than an interview with the luxurious guest voice actor and Mitsuishi Kotono(voice of Tsukino Usagi and Super Sailor Moon), this magazine also contains the virtual project where the reporters appear in the Azabujuban, the work's setting, and other perspectives of Sports Nippon. Do also check out the treasure project where the cover pages of the manga are all gathered, the chronological table, Nuri-e for adults, gorgeous present, and others.
It will be sold with an alternate cover page at various online shops, including "Amazon", and "Seven Net Shopping" .
"'Sailor Moon Eternal: The Movie' Newspaper" is priced at 550 JPY (tax included). Pre-orders are currently available at "Amazon" and other stores, and the released date is December 24, 2020.
(C)Takeuchi Naoko, PNP, Toei Animation／"Sailor Moon Eternal: The Movie" Production Committee
*A portion of the sales will be given to Anime! Anime! if the above URL was used for the purchase.
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
The currently released movie, "Violet Evergarden: The Movie" surpassed 1.3 million audiences on November 23. In commemoration of this blockbuster, it has been decided to be rebroadcast a visitor's gift.
"Violet Evergarden" is a TV anime broadcast by Kyoto Animation in 2018. The rich, intimate, personal worldview and the delicate emotional depiction of the characters became a hot topic.
In September 2019, the spin-off film "Violet Evergarden: Eternity and the Auto Memory Doll" was released in theaters for a limited period of three weeks. And now, the completely new work "Violet Evergarden: The Movie", which is the final work of the series, has been released from September 18, 2020.
As of November 23, the film recorded 1,331,085 audiences and box office of 1,912,896,400 JPY. In all 10 weeks since its opening, it ranked 8th in the weekend box office revenue and 9th in the number of tickets sold.
Also, a limited number of newly written short story booklets and "A Postcard from Ecarte Island" will be distributed from November 27.
"Violet Evergarden: The Movie" has been released at theaters nationwide.
(C) Akatsuki Kana / Kyoto Animation / Violet Evergarden Production Committee
To commemorate the 1st anniversary of "GUNDAM Cafe Fukuoka Branch" with the motif of "Mobile Suit Gundam", limited anniversary drink is on sale since November 20, 2020.
A total of 3 anniversary drinks were announced.
"fortuneLatte GUNDAM Cafe Fukuoka Limited Edition" is "fortuneLatte", a drink with a random illustration printed on the cover, with the limited edition illustration for the 1st-anniversary commemoration.
Do enjoy the famous quote from Mobile Suit Gundam" and "Mobile Suit Gundam 00" in Hakata dialect, such as "Bouya Yakensa (You're still a boy)", and "Shitatamentakunakatotte, Jibun Jishin no, Wakai Iutemachigoutotta Koto (I don't want to admit it but I had said those immature words.)".
"Chirorian Collaboration Clear Bottle with Drink" is a collaboration with a standard product, chirorian of Fukuoka snack manufacturer, Chidoriya Factory Co., Ltd. It comes with the Miyazaki mango & lassi style yogurt with the crushed mango chirorian as the topping. The bottle has a design of chirorian taste of Char's personal Zaku.
For the collaboration product with Fukuoka Prefecture Mentaiko manufacturer is "Fukuya Collaboration Clear Bottle with Drink", it will come in 2 types, which are "Mentaiko Potage" with the irresistible grain feelings of Mentaiko with the warm crouton potage, and "Mentaiko Milk Shake Style", the bi-color collaboration between the cold milk shake and the spicy Mentaiko that will become a habit.
The bottle has the design of Char and Char's personal Zaku as the cute Mentaiko.
"fortuneLatte GUNDAM Cafe Fukuoka Limited Edition" is priced at 648 JPY (tax included). "Chirorian Collaboration Clear Bottle with Drink" and "Fukuya Collaboration Clear Bottle with Drink- Mentaiko Potage/ Mentaiko Milk Shake Style" is priced at 1,430 JPY (tax included) each. All the products are available in "GUNDAM Cafe Fukuoka Branch" since November 20.
Pre-orders for a limited number of Christmas cakes featuring a printed design featuring "Yu Yu Hakusho", "Katekyō Hitman Reborn!", "Yu-Gi-Oh Series" are now being accepted on the official website of 'Pre Roll'.
"Christmas Priroll Cake" is a Christmas cake printed with characters from each manga.
For Christmas only, each item contains more strawberry pulp and you can choose 'whipped cream' or 'chocolate cream' at the time of purchase.
"Yu Yu Hakusho" has 5 different designs, "Katekyō Hitman Reborn!" has 38 different designs (with pre-roll exclusive illustrations) and the "Yu-Gi-Oh series" has 7 different designs (with pre-roll exclusive illustrations).
You will also receive a special badge of the same illustration that will be offered for every cake purchased.
"Christmas Priroll Cakes" are priced at 4,980 JPY (excluding tax) and pre-orders are now being accepted on the official website of 'Pre Roll'.
(C) Yoshihiro Togashi 1990 - 1994 (C) Pierrot/Shueisha
(C) Amano Akira Amano/Shueisha, TV Tokyo, Reborn Production Committee
The collaboration between "Pokemon" and Mister Donut, called "Mister Donut's Chansey Christmas Chuu Collection" will be released from November 13. Other than collaboration donuts, limited edition goods will be available as well.
A total of 4 "Mister Donut's Pokemon Donut" will be available in 2020. "Pikachu Donut", which was popular in 2019, will appear in the pudding flavor with the coating chocolate, and following the brand's slogan of "the happiness you want is coming right up", the pokemon that brings luck, Chansey will appear for the first time as "Chansey Donut".
Also, there will also have "Maru de Poke Ball", which is a 3D donut of the Poke Ball that was evolved from the design of Pon de Ring last year, along with the "Maru de Ultra Ball", which is a recreation of the ultra ball with the same method.
The goods are "Mister Donut's Pokemon Bowl" and "Mister Donut's Pokemon Mug" with the original design of Pikachu, Chansey, and others. These goods can be obtained by purchasing the Christmas set.
"Mister Donut's Chansey Christmas Chuu Collection" will be released from November 13, in nationwide Mister Donut shops.
（c）2020 Pokemon. （c）1995 2020 Nintendo/Creatures Inc./GAME FREAK inc.
A collaboration cafe based on "Sumikko Gurashi" called "Sumikko Gurashi Mole's House Café" will be open from Nov. 6, 2020 until Jan. 17, 2020 at Harajuku, Tokyo. Menu best suits for SNS posts and original goods will be lined up at the café.
"Sumikko Gurashi: Mole's House Café" is a collaboration café based on a lovely theme which said, "Mole, who loves to collect treasures, is not good at cleaning his room. Therefore, he asks for help from Sumikko and a nice room will be completed".
Under the concept of "Collaboration café where you enjoy together with Sumikko visiting Mole's house", other than multiple cute menu suits the best for SNS and unique dish that naturally makes you smile, a relaxing drink will be provided.
The original goods at the café, including a collectible acrylic stand, sanitized facial mask case, and other goods, will be sold at the café as well.
"Sumikko Gurashi: Mole's House Café" will be open from Nov. 6, 2020 until Jan. 17, 2021 at "HARAJUKU BOX Café & Space" located in Harajuku, Tokyo. An advanced reservation is required for the visit. More information is at the special webpage.
(C) 2020 San-X Co., Ltd. All Right Reserved.
As of November 23, 2020, the box office revenue of "Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba the Movie: Mugen Train", currently in theatres, has exceeded 25.9 billion JPY. It surpassed "Your Name" and "Frozen", and took the 3rd place in Japan's box office revenue ranking. Director Shinkai Makoto of "Your Name" reacted to this on Twitter.
“Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba” is based on a Japanese style dark fantasy manga by Gotouge Koyoharu, which was serialized in "Weekly Shonen Jump" from 2016 to 2020.
The TV anime "Kamado Tanjirou Risshi-hen" with a total of 26 episodes were aired from April to September 2019, and the sequel "Mugen Train-hen" received a film adaptation.
The results at the end of the 6th week (November 21 to 23) were a total of 19,397,589 viewers and a total box office revenue of 25,917,043,800 JPY from 414 theatres (including 38 IMAX theatres) in Japan.
It has surpassed "Your Name", released in 2016 with a total box office revenue of roughly 2.5 billion JPY, and "Frozen", released in 2014 with a total box office revenue of roughly 25.5 billion JPY, and took 3rd place in the box office revenue ranking in Japan.
After seeing this announcement, director Shinkai Makoto of "Your Name" commented on his Twitter on November 24.
His comment said, "Ehh, already!? (Haha) While feeling a bit frustrated, it's normal for the entertainment industry that new records are being set. I will do my best everyday to create great movies."
Some of the replies to his comments are "I like how director Shinkai Makoto is able to say 'frustrating' up-front", "I will be looking forward to your fantastic movie! You have my support!", "Each anime has their good points. I love director Shinkai Makoto's movies! Please surprise me again ^^", and "I am quite surprised that such a popular work appeared in this era. Director Shinkai Makoto, please deliver a fantastic movie that will move us with new goals in mind! I will be looking forward to it."
Currently being screened, the animated film "Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba the Movie: Mugen Train" as of Nov. 23, 2020, has grossed approximately 25.9 billion JPYyen in box-office revenue. It has surpassed "Frozen" and "Your Name" reaching the 3rd place on the raking of highest- grossing films premiered in Japan.
"Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba" is originally a Japanese dark fantasy manga by Gotoge Koyoharu serialized at the "Weekly Shonen Jump" from 2016 to 2020.
The movie plot centers on the "MugenInfinity Train" story arc of the series and is the sequel of the 26-episode TV anime, which was broadcasted from Apr. to Sep. 2020, focusing on the coming up of the protagonist Kamado Tanjiro.
During its 6th week, the film recorded the following figures:
Nov. 21, 314,726 ticket sales, earning 439.6 million JPYyen.
Nov. 22, 433,315 ticket sales, earning 592.7 million JPYyen.
Nov. 23, 357,741 ticket sales, earning 460.1 million JPYyen.
So far the cumulative from 414 Japanese theaters (38 IMAX locations included) totaled 25,917,043,800 JPYyen. The total amount of sold tickets is 19,397,587.
Demon Slayer is now 3rdthird highest-earning film in Japan, sitting above the movies "Your Name"(2016), with a 25 billion JPYyen revenue and "Frozen"(2014), with a 25.5 billion JPYyen revenue.
(c)Gotoge Koyoharu / Shueisha - Aniplex - ufotable
*original text edited on Nov. 24, 03:00 P. M. 15:00.
From "Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba" comes a pocket watch with a cover inspired by the "guard" of Tanjiro's Nichirin Blade. Pre-orders for the second batch are being accepted on "Premium Bandai" from November 24.
The front of the watch was given an antique taste to match the world of the title, and the cover is inspired by the "guard" of Tanjiro's Nichirin Blade. Tanjiro, Nezuko, Zenitsu, and Inosuke line up on the dial, which peaks through the cover.
You can also enjoy the backside, which has the letters "鬼殺隊" (Demon Slayer Corps) engraved.
"Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Pocket Watch" is priced at 13,200 JPY (tax included). Pre-orders for the second batch are being accepted on "Premium Bandai" from November 24, 2020, and shipping is scheduled for April 2021.
(c) Gotouge Koyoharu / Shueisha, Aniplex, ufotable
The collaboration event "Demon Slayer Kimetsu no Yaiba" with Toei Uzumasa Film Village, Kyoto Railway Museum, and Aramiden, "Demon Slayer Kimetsu no Yaiba Kyo no Oshigoto" will be held from December 26, 2020 to March 14, 2021.
It is an upgraded version of last year's popular "Kyo no Oshigoto" event, and takes a look back at the history of Tanjiro and his fierce battles.
In the film village, we will exhibit a set of recreated scenes and photos of anime at the movie village, where you can feel like you have become the character in the film. In addition to the original collaboration train running in Arashiyama Railway, Kyoto Railway Museum will be the new venue.
The Kyoto Railway Museum will hold an event where visitors can experience the world of "Demon Slayer Kimetsu no Yaiba" and "Demon Slayer Kimetsu no Yaiba: Infinity Train" by collaborating with SLs and exhibits from the museum's collection. This event will be expanded to three venues to make the winter in Kyoto hotter.
An original collaboration menu will be sold at all the venues and a keyword rally around the city of Kyoto will be held.
Also, new illustrations will be drawn for "Demon Slayer Kimetsu no Yaiba Kyoto no Oshigoto 2".
Along with this event in which we can see the tracks of battles in Kyoto, five characters - Tanjiro, Nezuko, Zenitsu, Inosuke and Rengoku - are dressed up in Taisho-roman style, and even the patterns of their kimonos and obis are designed in the image of each character.
In addition to the five characters, 18 people, take a stroll through Kyoto in a mini-character-illustration.
"Demon Slayer Kimetsu no Yaiba Kyo no Oshigoto" will be held from December 26, 2020 to March 14, 2021 at Toei Uzumasa Movie Village, Kyoto Railway Museum, and Arashiyama and Shijo Omiya Stations of Arashiyama Railway. Details of the event will be announced at a later date.
(C) Gotouge Koyouharu / Shueisha, Aniplex, and ufotable
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
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
TV anime "Mr. Osomatsu", has released a 2-patterns of visuals of the waiting (naked/patiently). Also, the official WEB radio "Shee Wave Osomatsu Station" was broadcast on 9pm, Oct. 12.
The visuals were newly drawn for the purpose of the first broadcast. It depicts 2-patterns of the sextuplets, after being successfully saved in "Iyami's Plan to Steal the Main Role" that was planned by Iyami (voice: Suzumura Kenichi) to steal the main role, waiting (naked/patiently) in front of the TV.
Also, toward the first broadcast of season 3, the WEB radio "Shee Wave Osomatsu Station" was streamed on the Osomatsu Official YouTube Channel on 9pm, Oct. 12. Sakarai Takahiro, voice of Osomatsu, will appear as a guest and they will talk about season 3.
TV anime "Mr. Osomatsu" season 3 has started broadcast at 1:30 am, Oct. 13, on TV Tokyo and other channels.
（C）Akatsuka Fujio／Mr. Osomatsu Production Committee
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!
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