「Gundam AGEII Magnum SV ver.」 piloted by Kujo Kyoya in 『Gundam Build Divers』 gets a gunpla kit with a scale of 1/144(HG). Currently available for pre-order on Premium Bandai.
"Doraemon Kagami Mochi Goods" in which Doraemon and Dorami have become kagami mochi (stacked round rice cakes) are here. They are currently available on "Yuubinkyoku no Net Shop". The "Mochi Mochi Omochi Cushion Series" is Doraemon and Dorami as kagami mochi. The large cushions have a soft touch that you can't resist. They will be a great choice to relax with during the New Year's holidays. The "Kagami Mochi Mascot Series" is a cute, small-sized mascot. It comes with an elastic strap, so you can decorate your bag or room, or hang it anywhere you want. "Mochi Mochi Omochi Cushion Series" and "Kagami Mochi Mascot Series" are currently available on "Yuubinkyoku no Net Shop". (C) Fujiko-Pro, Shogakukan, TV-Asahi, Shin-ei, and ADK
"Stand by Me Doraemon 2" will be released on Nov. 20, 2020. Suda Masaki sings the theme song. Along with that, a trailer with the theme song and poster have been revealed. "Stand by Me Doraemon 2" is a 3DCG animation, which will be released following "Doraemon the Movie: Nobita's New Dinosaur", commemorating the 50th anniversary of its manga's serialization. The previous work "Stand by Me Doraemon" was released in 2014, and earned over 8.38 billion JPY nationwide, a total of over 10 billion JPY worldwide, as its wonderful visual that pulled the viewers into the Doraemon world, and the moving story attracted a lot of people. Suda Masaki will sing the theme song. After receiving the offer, Suda talked about his honest feeling, saying 'I am so surprised that I can sing the theme song of Doraemon, which I have been familiar with as far as I can remember.' Also, a trailer with the theme song and poster visual have been revealed. The trailer features the heart-warming words of Nobita's grandmother that will appear in the film, which is truly moving together with the theme song. The poster visual features the wedding ceremony of Nobita and Shizuka-chan, and Draemon that has always been with them crying. "Stand by Me Doraemon 2" will be released at IMAX 38 locations nationwide and others on Nov. 20, 2020. （C）Fujiko Pro/ 2020 STAND BY ME Doraemon 2 Film Partners
From the anime "Doraemon" comes "Cold-resistant Slippers" that are perfect for the approaching cold weather. They are currently on sale at "Perfect World Tokyo" online store. The products, "Doraemon Kunyakku" and "Dorami Kunyakku", are slippers/room shoes that are comfortable and will warm up your feet. They are a perfect item for autumn as it is becoming colder and colder towards winter. "Doraemon Kunyakku" and "Dorami Kunyakku" are priced at 2,420 JPY (tax included) respectively, and are currently on sale at "Perfect World Tokyo" online store. Also, at the same website, "Doraemon" goods such as high-performance chopping boards, eco bag, humidifier, and others, will be available. Detailed information can be found at the same website.
Voice actor Kaji Yuki and actor Suda Masaki along with 10 other people who who were able to fulfill their dream in various fields, send a message through the book "Life-changing' Doraemon' selection from adult Nobita with friends" that has been released by Shogakukan. In this book, "Life-changing' Doraemon' selection from adult Nobita with friends", according to the words by the original author, Fujiko Fujio, "I was" Nobita "when I was a kid," who looked back on his childhood, 10 people who have overcome the unrelenting and sensitive times and have grasped "dreams" and "rewards" select the "Doraemon" episodes that they want their adult children to read and give a message. In the main part, that begins with voice actor Kaji Yuki, he says "People grow by thinking and imagining what to think about someone.", actor Masaki Sudasaid"We have to create a world with dreams because there are no dreams in this world.", it continues with art group teamLab representative Inoko Toshiyuki, e-sports player Umehara Daigo, picture book writer Tatsuya Kameyama (tupera tupera), professional rugby player Tamura Yu, novelist Tsujimura Mitsuki, pastry-cook Nakashima Shiho, YouTuber Ten adults, including Hana (Hanao Dengan) and astronaut Mukai Chiaki. It contains 10 stories selected by each person and +1 story with a special message, and while mixing them, carefully talks about the life they have walked and "what is necessary to make your dreams come true". "Life-changing' Doraemon' selection from adult Nobita with friends" is currently on sale for 1,400 JPY (excluding tax).
A special video of "Healin' Good Pretty Cure: GoGo! Big Transformation! The Town of Dreams" was released on February 21, the day of the final episode of the TV "Healin' Good Pretty Cure". The true strength within the gentle heart of Nodoka (Cure Grace) and the bond with Rabirin and the Healing Animals... The video is full of the attraction of "Healin' Good Pretty Cure", depicted in the TV series and continuing in the film. The special video begins with the line that Nodoka has often said in the TV series, "Fuwaa, Ikiterutte Kanji!" (Phew, I feel alive!). It looks back on the Pretty Cures meeting the Healing Animals and overcoming the many difficulties in the past year. And in the latter half, you can hear the ending theme song "Yakusoku" (Promise) sung by Machico in the background. Let's listen carefully to the lyrics that speak for the bond between the Pretty Cures and the Healing Animals and the true strength within the gentle heart of Nodoka (Cure Grace). A special campaign thanking the fans was held on the official Twitter account of the movie on February 21. And from 1:00 p.m. on the same day, the streaming of "Healin' Good Pretty Cure Thank-You Festival Online", a big event filled with gratitude from "Healin' Good PreCure", was also held. (C) 2020 Movie Healin' Good PreCure Production Committee
It has been decided that the short film "Summer Ghost", directed by the popular illustrator, loundraw (known for the light novel cover of "I want to eat your pancreas", “Kimi wa Tsukiyo ni Hikari Kagayaku", etc.) for the first time, will be released in 2021. The teaser visual has been revealed along with this announcement. loundraw is an illustrator that makes use of the translucent and atmospheric coloring and in-depth drawing in the precise space design that gives off the rare sense of presence. After making his debut in the industrial when he was in his 10's, he was bath in the limelight with the various cover photo including the covers for the light novels "I want to eat your pancreas", “Kimi wa Tsukiyo ni Hikari Kagayaku", etc. After bathing in the success of his original animation "Yume ga Mezameru Made", which was created for his graduation and he handles everything alone, on YouTube, he started his own animation studio "FLAT STUDIO" in January 2019. He has started an odd career change from an illustrator to a film director as he has published that he will be taking on a new challenge, which is the production of a short film. It was announced that the short animation film "Summer Ghost" directed by loundraw will be released in 2021. The teaser visual depicts 2 young boys, Tomoya and Ryou with a young girl, Aoi. The three are looking in different directions under the azure sky with the cloud blocking the setting sun. Do look forward to future announcements regarding this work and their stories. Immediately after this announcement, the collaboration with Z-KAI has been decided. The concept movie of "Ichiban Chikakute Tooi Hoshi" (The closest far star"), stories that exist in the same setting as "Summer Ghost", has been produced. It has been 7 years since the last collaboration of Z-KAI with an animation work, where the previous collaboration is with director Shinkai Makoto's 2014 film "Cross Road". "Summer Ghost" will be released in 2021. (C) Summer Ghost
From the movie "Gintama THE FINAL" which is currently in theaters, a full-length video has been released. In addition, the second part of the "Emergency Special! Gintama THE FINAL Special" was premiered on YouTube on February 19, 2021. This video shows the final battle between Gintoki and his rival and ally Takasugi, as well as his former master Shouyou's other personality, Utsuro. After returning to Kabukicho with his friends, who are all wounded from the fierce battle, the usual routine has returned to Yorozuya. There, Gin-san, Shinpachi, and Kagura send a message to the Karakuri housekeeper Tama, who has stopped functioning and fallen asleep. They try to record the message at Snack Otose, but Gintoki, the narrator, unexpectedly disguises the ending with "Everyone has died." Kagura also narrates, saying that she sometimes has a message to deliver, but the content is "The egg rolls were delicious". In addition, an unidentified person who calls himself "Oba Z, the Heroic Spiritist" suddenly appears from his desk, and the scene unfolds one after another with Shinpachi's jokes almost unable to keep up. Also, the "Emergency Special! The second part of "Thoroughly Dissected 'Gintama The Final' Special," which was broadcasted on February 12, will be premiered on YouTube on the "Gintama Channel" from 9:00 pm on February 19. In the second part, "Gintama the Final" producer Maekawa Takafumi (Bandai Namco Pictures) will interview the three familiar cast members of Yorozuya, Sugita Tomokazu as Sakata Gintoki, Sakaguchi Daisuke as Shimura Shinpachi, and Kugimiya Rie Kugimiya as Kagura. He asks them questions from fans that he solicited in advance. The movie "Gintama the Final" is currently in theaters. (C) Hideaki Sorachi / Gintama the Movie Production Committee
'Oshiete Hokusai!', an educational entertainment anime to make dreams come true, will have an advance distribution on ABEMA from March 7, and on other channels from March 8. Along with that, it was announced that CHAI, world-famous "neo kawaii" band, will be performing the theme song, and that Waki Azumi and Konishi Katsuyuki, the voice cast in the anime, will sing the chorus as well. "Oshiete Hokusai! -THE ANIMATION-" is based on "Yume wo Kanaeru Bakushou! Nihon Bijutsu Manga Oshiete Hokusai!" written by Iwakiri Naoto, and directed by the author Iwakiri Naoto who is a Japanese art enthusiast, and produced by CoMix Wave Films known for "Your Name". It is a short anime with a 10-minute-long episodes (10 episodes in total) that enables you to learn "Japanese art" and "philosophy of life" at the same time. The story follows a lazy high school girl learning from the greatest painters from the Japanese art sphere, and struggling while growing up . The theme song will be 'Tentekorin no Theme' by "neo-kawaii" band CHAI. This song was written and composed by CHAI as a theme song for the protagonist Okakura Tentekorin with an inspiration from the original work. Based on the theme of the film, "What is talent?" and "Can dreams come true even if you don't have talent?", CHAI sublimates the "complex" of the protagonist, who has no talent and no motivation, into a true "art". Please do not miss it. Moreover, Waki Azumi as Tentekorin, and Konishi Katsuyuki as a god of thunder that appears to make her dream come true, joins in and sings in the chorus, which makes the song more colorful. 'Oshiete Hokusai!', an educational entertainment anime that makes a dream come true, will have an advance distribution on ABEMA from March 7, and on other channels from March 8. <Full comments> CHAI I understand how it is hard to start and keep doing something as there are many obstacles to come! We always end up looking for reasons for not doing it...I want to send this anime and song to people who are paralyzed by fear! You will get courageous enough to laugh and forget about your failures! (C)Iwakiri Naoto / CWF
It has been decided that Ono Daisuke's concert "Ono Daisuke Live 2021: A Space Odyssey", which will start at 6:00 PM, on March 27 2021, will be broadcast live on "M-on!". Ono Daisuke is not only working as a voice actor that has voiced various main characters of popular works, such as "JoJo's Bizarre Adventure" series and "Mr. Osomatsu" series, but he is also active as a singer as well. After 2 and a half year since his last concert, "Ono Daisuke Live 2021: A Space Odyssey" will be delivered in a "space" theme. So, do check out the "2021 Space Journey" of Ono Daisuke in the STARGAZER spaceship. Also, Ono Daisuke previous concerts, his first concert "Daisuke Ono LIVE 2016 'Unlimited Door' that was held in January 2016, and the final performance of the tour "Ono Daisuke LIVE TOUR 2018 'Dream Journey'" that was held from June 2018, will be broadcast in BS Sky Perfect TV and Sky Perfect On Demand. Ono Daisuke's concert "Ono Daisuke Live 2021: A Space Odyssey" will be broadcast live on March 27, 2021, at 6:00 PM, on "M-on!"
A new song "Scramble Days" by Sphere, a four-member unit consisting of Kotobuki Minako, Takagaki Ayahi, Tomatsu Haruka, and Toyosaki Aki, has been released for the first time in about a year and three months, digitally on February 15, the anniversary of their formation. We have received comments from the members. The new song "Scramble Days" is the first digital single release for "Sphere", which is celebrating its 10th anniversary year in 2019-2020 since its CD debut in 2009. It will also be their first new song since "Sign", the ending theme song for the second season of Ultraman Taiga, which was released in November 2019. The song was made by Kotobuki Minako, who is currently living in the UK, and Takagaki Ayahi, Tomatsu Haruka, and Toyosaki Aki through a remote production process. For the music video and jacket photo, they used photos and videos of the "best Sphere poses" solicited from fans, which made "bond" with not only the 4 members but also many people as a digital single. In addition, "MOON SIGNAL (Orch ver.)" and "Super Noisy Nova (Xmas ver.)", which were performed at the "LAWSON premium event Sphere's MusicRainbow07" held online at the end of 2020, are included as coupling songs on the single. Sphere has improved its skills after 10 years of activity, and the self-covered songs by the Sphere band members are also noteworthy. Full text of comments Kotobuki Minako As I'm currently far away in the UK, I'm grateful to be able to connect with you all through Sphere's new song "Scramble Days"! I recorded the song in a studio in England. The melody line and the lyrics written by Kimiko from nano.RIPE are very straightforward and pleasant, and the structure is a bit complicated and interesting. I often listen to it while taking a walk and looking up at the sky. I'll see you again "on the other side of the slope that leads to the future♪" Takagaki Ayahi One of the members of Sphere is currently in England, but I've been secretly wishing to create a new song even though she was away. But, who could predict the world would turn out like this? Now that it is difficult for everyone to meet in person, this song was born. Our thoughts, Kimiko's lyrics from nano.RIPE, and the thoughts of our fans have come together to create a digital single filled with love. Like a hope, like a vow... May this song connect our hearts and stay close to you! Tomatsu Haruka This is the Sphere's first distribution-only song, and it's been a while since the last one was released! The song is filled with the message that we are connected even though we are far away from each other. The jacket and the music video were made by not only our fans but also everyone who has helped us. I hope you'll listen to it in full! Toyosaki Aki I'm so grateful that a new song was able to be released on the day that marks the 13th year of Sphere's formation. Scramble Days was created online as much as possible, from the song discussions to the visual work. It's our first digital release, and we hope you can feel the many challenges and possibilities. We sang this song with feelings that our hearts are always with you even if we are physically apart. I hope this song will gently reach the hearts of those who listen to it.
The new series of popular anime "Duel Masters" series has been decided after marking the 19th anniversary this year. The new series will be titled "Duel Masters King!" and will be broadcast from Apr. 4, 2021, on TV Tokyo related channels. Moreover, the artist for the theme song is also decided.
"Duel Masters King" is the new series for "Duel Masters" for marking the 19th anniversary in 2021. Kirifuda Joe will be the main character continuing from the previous series broadcast in 2020.
The artist for the theme song has been announced together with the news for the new series. The opening theme song will be sung by DOBERMAN INFINITY, and the ending theme song will be sung by vistlip. The comments from both artists arrived as well.
TV anime "Duel Masters King!" will start its broadcast from Apr. 4, 2021, on TV Tokyo related channels.
The 2nd PV for TV anime Ahiru no Sora has been released and features the passionate plays of a freakishly tall basketball club member. Broadcasting information was released at the same time. The series will be aired on TV Tokyo’s channel 6 starting on October 2nd.
「Gundam AGEII Magnum SV ver.」 piloted by Kujo Kyoya in 『Gundam Build Divers』 gets a gunpla kit with a scale of 1/144(HG). Currently available for pre-order on Premium Bandai.
「BanG Dream! Girls Band Party!」 and its 4th tie-up with Lawson as of September the 3rd, has been revealed. The campaign is to give out a limited quantity of originals goods which will be sold on a first-come-first-serve basis
From TV anime "JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Golden Wind" comes blazers and pants (slacks) which can be worn together as business suits inspired by Giorno Giovanna and Bruno Bucciarati. Pre-orders are available at "Premium Bandai" until Dec. 26, 2019.
Movie “Kimetsu no Yaiba : Demon Slayer” Infinity Train arc decided to be released on 2020. The new teaser and visual has been released on the 2nd info.
“Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation”, which had been announced to be animated, was decided to be broadcast as TV anime in 2020. In addition, the first visual depicting the four main characters and a PV by the new animation production company “Studio Bind” established for this work were released.