「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.
The official interview with the cast of the first-year members of Jujutsu High from the current broadcasting TV Anime “Jujutsu Kaisen”, Enoki Junya (voice of Itadori Yuuji), Uchida Yuuma (voice of Fushiguro Megumi), and Seto Asami (voice of Kugisaki Nobara), has been revealed.
"Mr. Osomatsu", the ongoing TV anime , held an online Christmas live titled, "Iyami and Totoko's Merry Christ'Matsu'! ~Shey naru Yoru~(Holy Night)" on its official YouTube channel on December 24, 2020. Since the broadcast was held on the Christmas Eve, several voice of the fans waiting for the event had been posted on Twitter. When the live stream started with a title call, the spokesmen Suzumura Kenichi and Endou Aya with Santa outfits appeared on the stage, where the decoration is made specially for Christmas night. The event started with Suzumura Kenichi saying, "although it is little difficult to see each other at the actual event, but I hope we can have a wonderful Christmas Eve together". This live stream asked the fans "how they spend their Christmas Eve night" via letters in advance, and also welcomed the Twitter posts during the live stream. Many comments from the fans have been sent since the original goods will be given to the fans whose letters or posts were read during the event. Fukuyama Jun (playing Ichimatsu) and Kamiya Hiroshi (playing Choromatsu) with reindeer outfits appeared on the stage to show the original goods. Fukuyama passionately introduced himself. "I am Fuku-Reindeer-Yama Jun!!", while Kamiya made a fighting pose and said, "I am the Reindeer Man!" in front of camera. Twitter was put in the whirl of excitement since it is very rare to see them in reindeer outfits. Moreover, the rest of the casts of 6 siblings later appeared on the stage. Sakurai Takahiro (Osomatsu), Nakamura Yuuichi (Karamatsu), and Ono Daisuke (Juushimatsu) made their appearance through phone calls, and Irino Miyu delivered his message via a letter. The common topic among the casts were "how everyone was spending their Christmas Eves" and "the honest comments after completing the first half of Season 3". Regardless of the expectation to hear the honest negative comments, the casts agreed that they "do not have much negative feeling toward Season 3", and the casts are also surprised at each other for not having any complaints. In addition message cards from the story editor Matsubara Shuu and the director Fujita Youichi arrived at the event. Matsubara expressed his affection towards Endou saying, " I love Totoko. I love Endou-san", and director Fujita said, "after finishing 21 consecutive work days with one-day off twice, I do not feel well. I need HELP!" showing us how he's keeping being busy. The last section was review quiz. Four difficult questions related to each cast was shown on the screen. As a response to the question, "On episode 4-'Ichimatsu Radio', what was the family name of the fake director, who works for a fake show of Ichimatsu, titled 'Deep Night Hour'?", Kamiya commented, "it is little embarrassing if I get this wrong", and got the right answer, "Director Kanda!". The casts continued to worked together to answer difficult questions, including "On episode 7-'Dociking', what kind of a tree is displayed in the cockpit on the spacecraft, where Choromatsu is working as a pilot?". At the closing, all 4 casts seemed to enjoy the event. Kamiya commented, "I realized again how fun Mr. Osomatsu is!", while Endou sadly commented, "It is very sad to end this event, since I did not expect to participate in such an entertaining party as an adult". The live stream will be archived until 11:59 p.m. on December 31 on the official "Mr. Osomatsu" YouTube channel. (C) Akatsuka Fujio/Mr. Osomatsu Production Committee
The special program of the TV anime "Fire Force Season 2", which just ended recently, "The Science Research Company 8" will be broadcast on December 19 and December 25, 2020, in two parts. Kendo Kobayashi, Mukai Satoshi and Kan Routarou from Panther, and Itou Ririna from Nogizaka 46 will be featured as they talk about the allure of this work. This program "The Science Research Company 8" will feature Kendo Kobayashi, Mukai Satoshi and Kan Routarou from Panther, and Itou Ririna from Nogizaka 46. Yamazaki Shirou from the Tokyo Institute of Technology is invited as a commentator, and they will research and recreated the work setting from the science side, which are contents that will have the audience enjoy "Fire Force" more. "The Science Research Company 8" part 1 will be broadcast from 2:05 AM until 2:35 AM, on December 19 while part 2 will be broadcast from 1:35 AM until 2:05 AM, on December 26, on TBS. MBS and BS-TBS will be broadcast regularly as usual. （C）Ohkubo Atsushi, Kodansha／Special Fire Force Video PR Section
"Jujutsu Kaisen", "Is the Order a Rabbit BLOOM?", and other titles, which had been broadcast on "ABEMA" from October 2020, will be rebroadcast. Titles will be broadcast on "ABEMA Anime Channel" from December 9 to 31, 2020. The target works are "The Day I Became a God", "Moriarty the Patriot", "Your Last Crusade or the Rise of a New World", "I’m Standing on a Million Lives", "Warlords of Sigrdrifa", "Gymnastics Samurai", "By the Grace of the Gods", "Haikyu!! , "Hypnosismic Division Rap Battle: Rhyme Anima", "Adachi and Shimamura", "Kuma kuma kuma Bear", "Wandering Witch: The Journey of Elaina", "Is the order a rabbit?", "Idolish Seven Second BEAT!", and "Jujutsu Kaisen", 16 titles in total. This project is a great opportunity to catch up with the hot new anime. Why don't you keep your eye on it? (C) VISUAL ARTS / Key / "The Day I Became God" Project (C) Ryosuke Takeuchi, Hikaru Miyoshi / Shueisha, Moriarty the Patriot Production Committee (C) 2020 Kei Sazane / Ao Neko Nabe / KADOKAWA / Kimi Sen Production Committee (C) Yamakawa Naoki, Nao Akinari, Kodansha / Production Committee I'm Standing on One Million Life (C) Warlords Club / 909 Maintenance Supply Corps (C) "Gymnastics Samurai" Production Committee (C) Roy Hobby Japan / "By the Grace of the Gods" Production Committee (C) Furudate Haruichi / Shueisha, "Haikyu!!" Production Committee, MBS (C) Omori Fujino SB Creative / Danmachi 3 Production Committee (C) "Hypnosismic Division Rap Battle: Rhyme Anima Production Committee (C) 2019 Iruma Hitoma / KADOKAWA / Adachi and Shimamura Production Committee (C) Kumanano / Shufu to Seikatsusha / Kuma Kuma Bear Production Committee (C) Shiraishi Jougi / SB Creative / Wandering Witch Production Committee (C) Koi / Houbunsha / Is the Order a BLOOM Production Committee? (C) BNOI / Ainana Production Committee (C) Akutami Gege / Shueisha / Jujutsu Kaisen Production Committee
From the TV anime "Osomatsu-san" (3rd season), the outline and the preceding cut of the episode 9 "Let's do housework" broadcast on December 7 (Monday) have arrived. The original work of "Osomatsu-san" is the masterpiece comedy manga "Osomatsu-kun" by Akatsuka Fujio. The first season of TV anime was broadcast in October 2015, the second season was released in October 2017, and the film "Osomatsu-san: The Movie" was released in March 2019. This one is the third season of the series. It is a slapstick comedy work that depicts the daily life of sextuplets who have become NEETs, useless and do-nothing adults, and the talented voice actors, Sakurai Takahiro, Nakamura Yuichi, Kamiya Hiroshi, Fukuyama Jun, Ono Daisuke, and Irino Miyu, play the sextuplets, the main characters, respectively. The title of episode 9 is "Let's do housework". Matsuyo finally got sick of the sextuplets. What would the sextuplets do to the decision that Matsuyo made ...!? TV anime "Osomatsu-san" (3rd season) episode 9 "Let's do housework" has started broadcasting on TV Tokyo and others from December 7, 2020 (Monday). (C) Akatsuka Fujio / Osomatsu-san Production Committee
The release date of the TV anime "So I'm a Spider, So What?" has been decided. The new cast, 2nd key visual, and 1st PV have also been revealed. It will premiere on Jan. 8, 2021, on TOKYO MX, AT-X, and other channels. "So I'm a Spider, So What?" is based on a light novel written by Baba Okina and published by Kadokawa Books. It depicts a mysterious survival that a high school girl 'I' (Voiced by Yuki Aoi) is reincarnated as a spider-monster, and struggles to survive with knowledge as a human and her extremely positive attitude. The visual released features the protagonist 'I', whose body was split into four parts, and human characters. The PV features Kumoko, who knows a lot about 'I', and some of 25 reincarnations. As new cast, Horie Shun, Toyama Nao, Ishikawa Kaito, and Enoki Junya have been announced. Horie will play the role of Shun, who is the fourth Prince of the Kingdom of Analeit and used to be a normal high school boy, and Toyama will play the role of Katia, who is the daughter of a prince family and has been a best friend of Shun from her previous life. Ishikawa will play the role of Hugo, who is a prince of an empire and used to be a class leader, and Enoki will play Julius, who is an older brother of Shun and highly respected. Also, Ogura Yui, Kitamura Eri, Okuno Kaya, and Tanaka Aimi have been announced as cast. Furthermore, the opening theme will be performed by Azuna Riko, and the ending theme will be a character song performed by 'I' (CV: Yuki Aoi). Both singles will be released on Jan. 27, 2021. Comments from them have arrived. The TV anime "So I'm a Spider, So What?" will premiere on Jan. 8, 2021, on TOKYO MX, AT-X, and other channels. Full comments are below. Azuna Riko as an opening artist I am Azuna Riko, and will perform the opening theme 'keep weaving your spider way'. I was excited and wondering how Kumoko-chan got over problems, and finished reading the original novel. I am looking forward to seeing how the battle scenes are depicted in the anime! I have sung the opening theme, thinking 'I will live through my life! (life as a spider)' and 'I will never give up!'. The everyday life that we used to take for granted is unstable today, and we are trying to step forward, so I would like to send you a message 'never give up to live through'. Please look forward to it. 'I' (CV: Yuki Aoi) as an ending artist I am always messing around through the main story, and I apologize for behaving the same in the ending as well. You are the only ones who look over Kumo-chan's lonely life with a warm heart. Please do not abandon me. (cry) Please enjoy the main story and songs which will change the negative to positive! Ohhhhh!!! (C)Baba Okina, Kiryu Tsukasa / KADOKAWA / So I'm a Spider, So What? Production Committee
The key visual of "New Prince of Tennis: Hyoutei vs Rikkai Game of Future" which will be released in early spring 2021 has been revealed. It has been announced that Enoki Junya will join the cast of the film. "New Prince of Tennis: Hyoutei vs Rikkai Game of Future" is an anime original story supervised by the original author, Konomi Takeshi, and will be released in two parts, the first and the second part, just before the 20th anniversary year. In the released key visual, the Hyoutei and Rikka Tennis Club members are all in the same room. Atobe, Hiyoshi, Yukimura and Kirihara's passion for the game is shown in a realistic way. Also, new cast members have been announced. Enoki Junya will play the role of Tamagawa Yoshio, the next head of the Tennis Club of Rikkai, who will make his first appearance in the anime. A comment has also arrived from Enoki. "New Prince of Tennis: Hyoutei vs Rikkai Game of Future" will be released in early spring of 2021. Comment from Enoki Junya, who plays Tamagawa Yoshio I will be playing the role of Tamagawa Yoshio. I'm Enoki Junya. I haven't started dubbing yet, so there are still a lot of unknowns about what kind of person Tamagawa Yoshio is and what he's capable of, but since I'm going to be taking part in the "Prince of Tennis" series, I'm going to give it my all! Best regards! "New Prince of Tennis: Hyoutei vs Rikkai Game of Future", released in early spring 2021, is a two-part series of films, the first and second parts of which will be released in early spring 2021. (C) Konomi Takeshi / Shueisha, NAS, New Prince of Tennis Project
From "Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba the Movie: Mugen Train", the cast that played Agaza and the Rengoku family have been revealed. Comments have arrived from Ishida Akira as Akaza. Also, a new visual, featuring the battle between Rengoku Kyoujuro, holding the position of Flame Hashira, and Akaza, holding the position of Upper Rank 3, has been revealed. The new visual is inspired by the battle between Rengoku Kyoujuro, holding the position of Flame Hashira, and Akaza, holding the position of Upper Rank 3. The impactful visual is available at theaters nationwide from Oct. 31. The PV released this time features the other characters as well as the battle between Rengoku and Akaza. Furthermore, the cast for the new characters have been revealed for the first time. The cast revealed include Ishida Akira, known for Nagisa Kaoru in "Neon Genesis Evangelion" and "Rebuild of Evangelion", as Akaza, holding the position of Upper Rank 3, Koyama Rikiya, known for Mouri Kogorou in "Detective Conan", as Rengoku Shinjuro, Kyoujuro's father, Toyoguchi Megumi, known for Hikari in "Pokemon Diamond and Pearl" and Revy in "Black Lagoon", as Rengoku Ruka, Kyoujuro's mother, and Enoki Junya, known for Spider-Man / Peter Parker, a popular character in Marvel's "The Avengers"and others, as Rengoku Senjuro, Kyoujuro's brother. Comments from Ishida Akira as Akaza have arrived. "Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba the Movie: Mugen Train" is currently showing at theaters nationwide. The stage greetings will be held on Oct. 31, where Hanae Natsuki as Kamado Tanjiro, Hino Satoshi as Rengoku Kyoujuro, and Ishida Akira as Akaza will appear. Comments from Ishida Akira as Akaza. When I first read a script, I thought that Akaza should be a strong-willed character aside from whether he is a good or bad character. Rengoku is also strong-willed as well as Akaza. As they have their own will, they conflict with each other. The comparison is interesting. I would be happy if you can enjoy the film at theaters. (C)Gotouge Koyoharu / Shueisha, Aniplex, ufortable
Oct. 19 is Enoki Junya's birthday. In the fall 2020's anime, he played main characters in many titles, including "Jujutsu Kaisen" and "Fly Me to the Moon". His appearances in anime "Cells at Work! CODE BLACK" and "Heaven's Design Tem", which will be broadcast in 2021, have also been decided. He also dubbed Peter Parker from "Spider-Man: Homecoming", etc., and he is also active at the stage play, radio, and singing character's songs. To celebrate Enoki Junya's birthday, like last year, we conducted a reader survey "Who is your favorite character played by Enoki Junya?" We received responses from 127 people during the survey period from Oct. 6. to Oct. 13. The male-female ratio is about 20% for males and about 80% for females. About 40% of the age group were minors, and about 40% were in their 20s. ■Maita Rui from "Idolmaster SideM" is at the top for the second consecutive year! 1st place 1st place went to Maita Rui from "The Idolmaster SideM". The approval rating was about 17%, and he was place on the same ranking as last year. Readers commented, "He is always bright, positive, and energetic. Enoki-sans' performance at the live was also wonderful which hype up the venue", and "Although he is an energetic character, he also has calm and kind sides. I think it was expressed well thanks to Enoki-sans delicate acting." Another reason for his popularity is that he is a former English teacher who becomes an idol, "He speaks English but I think that it is not going beyond and played naturally, which makes the character more attractive." 2nd place 2nd place goes to Itadori Yuji from "Jujutsu Kaisen". The approval rating is about 14%. The title of the 2020 broadcast was ranked high. Many fans liked the main protagonist, "Full body-sized high school student is cute! Itadori-kun, who confronts the harsh fate with his sharp acting that feels natural and powerful, is played vividly.", and "Enoki-san's voice and acting convey the gentleness of his physical ability and strong core, but he is not pretentious." Some readers are looking forward to future development, "It's just started, but after watching the first episode, I am sure that 'this will be the represensative work for Enoki-san'." 3rd place 3rd place goes to Horikawa Kunihiro from the "Touken Ranbu: ONLINE" series. The approval rating is about 12%, ranked up from 4th place last year. His pleasant personality is popular, "I think serious, polite, and caring character fits well to Enoki-sans voice." Also, fans of various media vote for it, "Swaying emotions and conflicts of 'Katsugeki/Touken Ranbu' makes me cry.", and "The line, 'I'm Ken-san's friends and assistant!', is very cute." ■Let's introduce other comments About Seiji from "Tsukumogami Kashimasu", "Enoki-san's voice is perfect for Seiji's soft and gentle aura. The radio with Komatsu Mikako was also very interesting every time." About Jona Basta from "Mobile Suit Gundam Narrative", "He is a clumsy boy with few words and few emotions. There are many places where his feelings leak out due to unvoiced sounds such as sighs, and I think that Enoki-san's delicate play made him an actual person." About Peter Parker from the "Spider-Man" series said, "I think Enoki-san very well played changes of the character after what happened in 'Avengers: Endgame'". About Hoshizora Yuzaki from the newest title of fall 2020, "Fly Me to the Moon", "The anime has just been broadcast, but it so good! The acting of Nasu-kun who rolls over and over is great!" In the 2020 version of the survey, the 1st place was the same as last year, but the second and lower rankings have changed significantly. Multiple new characters played in 2020 are also ranked in. It has been decided that he will appear in various titles in 2021, and we are looking forward to his new roles. ■Full ranking "Who is your favorite character played by Enoki Junya?" 1st place Maita Rui "Idol Master SideM" 2nd place Itadori Yuji "Jujutsu Kaisen" 3rd place Horikawa Kunihiro "Touken Ranbu: ONLINE" 4th place Yuzaki Hoshizora "Fly Me to the Moon" 5th place Kiba Shion "Card Fight !! Vanguard G" 6th place Kurata Takezo "Kono Oto Tomare! Sounds of Life!" 6th place Pannacotta Fugo "Jojo's Bizarre Adventure Golden Wind" 8th place Spider-Man / Peter Parker "Spider-Man: Homecoming", etc. 9th place Higurashi Sota "Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon" 10th place Seiji "Tsukumogami Kashimasu" 10th place Tsukumo Rei "Young Disease Outburst Boy" 10th place Hoshino Ryo "Millionaire Detective Balance: UNLIMITED" 10th place Vendellin "The 8th Son? Are You Kidding Me? " 10th place Jona Basta "Mobile Suit Gundam Narrative" 15th place Arata Kojo "On air!" 15th place Tatewaki Shotaro "Beautiful Bones: Sakurako's Investigation" 15th place Yonazuki Lucia "Shadowverse" (Survey Period: Oct. 6, 2020 - Oct. 13)
It has been about 14 years since the TV anime "Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion" was broadcast. The popularity of the profound storyline and fascinating characters has not waned, and the movie "Code Geass: Lelouch of the Resurrection" released in 2019 performed well, earning over 1 billion JPY at the box office. On December 5, Lelouch's birthday, the "Code Geass Next 10 years Project" was announced, depicting the world after "Resurrection". First of all, "Code Geass Genesic Re;CODE", the first smartphone app game in the "Code Geass" series, will be released in 2021. In addition, "Code Geass: Z of the Recapture" will be produced as a new anime. How do the creator of "Code Geass", director Taniguchi Goro, and screenwriter Ookouchi Ichirou, envision the next 10 years? We asked them about the past and future of "Code Geass," including the story behind the TV series, and their thoughts on the work. [Interview and text by Hashibiroko]. The significance of depicting the story after "Resurrection" From the very beginning, "Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion" was intended to be a long-term project. That's why, Taniguchi-san says, he was conscious of creating a story that would work even if the times changed. What was important in "Code Geass" was not "when to make it" but "what to make". I created the basic structure of the story from a broad perspective, not too much in line with the real world, so that it would be applicable in any era. However, it is thanks to Sunrise producer Taniguchi (Koujiro) and the rest of the staff that the work has lasted this long. In fact, after the broadcast of "Code Geass Lelouch of the Rebellion R2" ended, I was afraid of wearing out the whole series. This would lead to a different outcome from the initial request to me, which was to create a work that could be made into a continuing series. In other words, the project would fail. To avoid that, I asked to look for new possibilities to expand the world of "Code Geass". There are derivative works of "Code Geass", but until now, the story has basically been a link between the first season and "R2". According to Ookouchi-san, it is "like the 'Gundam' series that depicts the Universal Century." For this reason, it was created in a way that did not deviate from the worldview established by Taniguchi-san and Ookouchi-san. Ookouchi-san believes that "Code Geass" allows for freedom of thought by its creators, but he recalls that there must have been an invisible barrier for the work that depicts the timeline in between. "'Code Geass: Akito the Exiled' was a work that was positioned between the first season and 'R2,' which may have put director Akane (Kazuki) in a tight spot. However, with 'Lelouch of the Resurrection,' the story revolving around Lelouch had come to an end, and now there is a whole new plain to explore. I'm happy that the new staff can finally create without restrictions. The new staff may feel uneasy about the lack of constraints, but I hope they will be able to create freely.". For the app game "Genesic Re;CODE" and the new animation "Z of the Recapture", Taniguchi-san and Ookouchi-san are in charge of general supervision. Taniguchi says that his basic policy is to avoid making restrictions as much as possible. "I think it would be difficult to depict the world after 'Resurrection' with a free hand, so I first told them about the changes in social structure and direction. But I left it up to them to decide whether they wanted to adopt my ideas as they were or to make further arrangements. I'm intending not to say no to the finished product unless it deviates too much from the project. For example, if we feature too much of a specific nation, ethnic group, or religion, it will not be 'Code Geass' anymore. As long as that's not the case, it's basically OK." "I don't care if Arthur becomes overpowered." Before this interview, Mr. Taniguchi was checking out the development screen of "Genetic Re;CODE". The first thing he felt when he saw the screen was "a tickling in the heart". "When I saw the screen, I felt a tickling in my heart," Taniguchi-san said, "because all the characters from the previous 'Code Geass' games were gathered together on one screen. It was similar to the feeling I had when I first played a game I was involved with in the "Super Robot Wars" series. As the person who launched 'Code Geass', I felt like a parent watching over their child as they leave the nest. I enjoy watching the process and results of the app development team as they enjoy making 'Code Geass'." "Genesic Re;CODE" also features characters from the previous "Code Geass" series, such as Lelouch, Suzaku, and Akito. Ookouchi-san expressed his hopes for the app development team, saying, "I hope you will move Lelouch and his friends without any constraint." "I don't want the production team to be shy of making Lelouch do new things from the fear of offending the original creators. I don't want him to be treated with kid goloves. I want people to be free to use existing characters as long as it makes the game itself more interesting. Of course, it's a prerequisite that their characterizations are preserved, but I welcome the unexpected emotional expressions, such as when Mirei is messing with Lelouch. I'd also like to see a lot of surprising uses of Geass." Director Taniguchi also respects the ideas of the development team as well. "I'm looking forward to seeing the new fun that will come from other people's interpretations of our work. It's okay if Arthur the cat becomes overly strong by some mistake. I'll gladly accept the fact that the development team has decided to play with the characters that way." They have previously released "Code Geass Lelouch of the Rebellion: Lost Colors" for PS2 and PSP and "Code Geass Lelouch of the Rebellion R2: The Geass Theater on the Board" for Nintendo DS, but this will be the first release of an app game. Taniguchi-san said that he feels there are possibilities in the way of development that only a smartphone app can offer. Taniguchi-san said, "With a smartphone app, you don't have to release it once and be done with it; you can keep updating it over the years. We can divide the episodes into seasons, or we can develop the story in a larger flow. Looking at the development process, I am relieved to see that it is going to be a very interesting work. The only drawback is that I'll have to play more app games every day (lol)." Ookouchi-san, on the other hand, had high hopes for the real-time excitement like a serialized manga. "I want people to get excited about it with their friends, just as they do with serialized manga and weekly anime broadcasts. I think the app has something fun that everyone can enjoy together, like 'What's going to happen next week?' I think the app has the fun of being able to enjoy it with everyone. Unlike TV, there are no regional differences in broadcasting stations, and you can watch the same thing at the same time anywhere in Japan. It's really wonderful. In the case of animation, both TV and theatrical versions are completed before they are shown to the audience, so it is impossible to change the development depending on the response. But with the smartphone app, we can reflect the feedback of the users as we create the app, so I think there is a possibility that we can continue the app in both directions for a long time." Genesic Re;CODE" drawn by a light novelist In "Genesic Re;CODE," you can look back on past "Code Geass" titles and also enjoy new scenarios. The writing team consists of several writers who are active in light novels. It was Ookouchi-san's proposal that led to the offer of a novelist instead of an anime scriptwriter. "When I went from being a novelist to an anime scriptwriter, I had a hard time. Anime scenarios are supposed to be visualized. Since images, music, voices, etc. are added to the story written in text, the amount of information assumed is several times greater. So, if it takes five pages in a novel to make the protagonist's anger boil over, in an anime it is possible to raise the tension in just a few seconds with the help of music. When I wrote my first anime script, 'Turn A Gundam', I didn't understand the difference between anime and novels, so the director, Tomino Yoshiyuki was often angry at me and said to me, 'You're too slow!' I can see now that what I was writing at that time was not a script but a novel. This app is a text adventure, so I basically needed to convey the fun of the game through text alone. I thought that a novelist would be more suitable than an anime scriptwriter. The abundance of talent in the light novel industry was another reason for my recommendation. Compared to anime scriptwriters, the entrance to debut and the opportunities for success are much wider, which is a wonderful enviornment. By the way, I never imagined that such a gorgeous group of people would gather here. I can only express my gratitude to the staff who gathered them together, and to the writers who took on the task. That's why I always look forward to reading what has been written myself." Changes in anime fans and the direction of "Code Geass" Another highlight of the "Code Geass Next 10 years Project" is the new animation "Z of the Recapture". Compared to 15 years ago when the first season was broadcasted, Taniguchi-san says that the demand from anime fans has changed drastically. "I feel that the way audiences perceive animation has changed dramatically over the past 10 years, and that there is a growing demand for works that are exciting even in a short period of time. In other words, there is a need to create content that can reach a wider audience and is easy to understand. However, this trend is not limited to animation. The same is true for dramas and comedy. One-shot performances are selling by leaps and bounds more than properly put together comedies. Of course, there are audiences who enjoy a profound story, but that is no longer the majority. If you want to entertain your customers exactly the way you want them to, a format that allows them to switch their minds and concentrate on the show, like a movie or a video streaming site like Netflix, is more suitable. It will be necessary to switch between the two types of enjoyment depending on the project." Taniguchi-san also said that Japanese animation development is becoming divided into domestic and international. What kind of development is he expecting for "Z of the Recapture"? "I would like to see the whole 'Code Geass' series, not just the 'Z of the Recapture', be developed for the domestic market first. It's difficult to make a business out of animation with just software, so we need to develop multiple aspects such as three-dimensional products and applications in parallel. First of all, I want you to make sure that we clear the Japanese market. After that, we will expand our business to the overseas markets such as Asia and North America, as we have done with the 'Code Geass' series so far. There are many opinions about the recent development of the animation business, but I personally do not see anything wrong with it. In fact, Japan and the U.S. are the only countries where the private sector is involved in the animation business. In most other countries, the budget is provided as a government project, which makes it difficult to create a diversity of works because the government's policy is involved. In contrast, Japanese animation is independent, just like in the U.S., so it is free to create and earn money. For this reason, I personally believe that a business perspective is essential for anyone who makes commercial animation in Japan." I'm glad that people love my works and fragments. "Code Geass" has become a long-lasting piece of content, just as it was intended to be when it was first launched. When I asked Taniguchi-san about the moment when he felt "loved" by the fans, he replied with an answer unique to the anime industry. "When voice actors Shimazaki Nobunaga and Murase Ayumi, who appeared in 'Lelouch of the Resurrection', as well as other new staff members, said, 'I used to watch Code Geass!' I felt that the work was loved by the audience. It's a complicated feeling to feel the flow of the times, but it's not an unpleasant feeling. If they became interested in the creating side after watching 'Code Geass' and came to the animation industry, I'm happy that I was able to contribute to the industry in some way." When asked why "Code Geass" has become a work that is loved by people of all ages, Taniguchi-san said, "To be honest, I don't know yet," revealing an episode from the time of the TV series production. "'Code Geass' is a work that incorporates many different elements, but I don't know which specific elements were accepted by the audience. All I can say is that we were desperately working on the anime. While I was working on the TV anime, I had no idea how the audience would react. I was so busy working at the studio that I couldn't even go to the preview of the 24th and 25th episodes of the first series. There were times when I was worried that maybe it wasn't going to work. That's why the contribution of the sales staff at the time, who were involved in the work but could take a step back and analyze it, was so important." I wanted to write a work in which I could play a leading role. For Ookouchi-san, "'Code Geass' is still my favorite work, and it is an important work that we all created together." As a screenwriter, there are certain points that he likes about it. "In 'Code Geass', I like the fact that the main character doesn't just ride a robot. I've always liked characters who think and are strong rather than characters who fight and are strong. However, in robot anime, the main character riding a robot and fighting is the best part of the story. Ever since I was a child, I have had mixed feelings about whether the person who wins first prize in the running race would also be the main character in the anime world (lol). If a person who uses their brain and is good at thinking can also be the best in the world of anime, it would be such a wonderful thing. That's why I'm very happy to be able to portray a hero like Lelouch who fights with his brains. In 'Code Geass', there is room for someone like me who is weak in fighting to play an active role. I'd love to recommend this anime to my childhood self, who thought I couldn't play a leading role. At the script meeting, we dealt with several stories at the same time. This meant that they had to go back to previous episodes and revise lines, or add episodes themselves to make the story even more exciting. "Some of them were written in one night," recalls Ookouchi-san. "The seventh episode of the first season ("Shoot Cornelia") was not in the composition. But then a new enemy named Cornelia would appear, and they would lose the first battle. Such a character would not be scary as an enemy in the second half. So, before episode 8 ("The Black Knights"), I put in a story to show Cornelia's strength. That way, the story of Lelouch starting the Black Order would be more convincing. So I asked the producer, Kawaguchi Yoshitaka, to let me add episode 7 because I would write it in one day, and I wrote it all night." "Code Geass" started from a losing battle Taniguchi-san and Ookouchi-san have worked together on a number of works since their first collaboration on the science fiction anime "Planetes" broadcast in 2003. "Director Taniguchi and I are comrades, but the first battle we fought together was a losing battle. Our first collaboration, 'Planetes', turned out to be a wonderful work that I'm still proud of, and the staff felt very fulfilled. But compared to other Sunrise works at the time, there was a huge gap in sales. In reality, 'Planetes' didn't do badly at all, and was in the black, but at the time I felt a sense of defeat on my own. I think of a scriptwriter as a kind of chief of operations to the work. For 'Planetes', there were many wonderful people who worked on it, including Taniguchi-san, who would later work with me on 'Code Geass', as well as Senba Yuriko, Nakata Eiji, Maruta Kazuya, and many others, but it didn't turn out the way I wanted it to. It was very frustrating to see those people not get the recognition they deserved. That's why I wanted to make the upcoming 'Code Geass' a winning battle. I wanted to shout, 'My comrades and Taniguchi Goro are so amazing!'" Director Taniguchi, on the other hand, spoke of the trust that has been built up through their long relationship. "Talking about Ookouchi-san is like one half of a comic duo evaluating the other. If I may venture to say so , with mad respect for his abilities, Okochi Ichirou and Taniguchi Goro probably have different goals. But as long as they are on the ship 'Code Geass', they are moving in the same direction. That's why there are no conflicts and I can trust him." ◆◆◆ When I asked for a final message to the "Code Geass" fans, both of them expressed their gratitude without hesitation, saying, "Thank you so much for your support." Ookouchi-san added, "Both the app and the new anime have been created by talented people who love the 'Code Geass' franchise. I'm sure everyone will be happy, and I myself am looking forward to the completion." Director Taniguchi made a meaningful comment, "Lelouch's story has come to an end with 'Resurrection', but that doesn't mean that Lelouch won't appear in the future." "I think I've done all I can with the story centering on Lelouch. I'm looking forward to seeing how other people will discover new ways to play around with 'Code Geass' in the future," he said, giving us hope that the game will continue to expand. The two projects in the "Code Geass Next 10 years Project" are sure to be enjoyed by fans of the first series, as well as those who started with the app and new anime. Let's keep an eye out for further news.
Marui Group and the creative studio "Gugenka" have teamed up to release the AR stage performance "Lost child travels on a mysterious train", in which Bullet Train will appear. What exactly is an AR stage performance? How will Bullet Train appear? There are so many "questions" for Mikami Masashi, the producer of this work and CEO of Gugenka! He talked about how to attract many people into a fascinating world. [Interview / text = Noshita Nao / Photo = Ayumi Fujita] Producer Mikami Masashi ■ A book with pictures that adults can enjoy in AR ――How did you come up with the idea of Bullet Train's appearance in the AR stage performance? Mikami: Originally, Gugenka used an app called "HoloModels" to create digital figures for popular anime, and I was wondering if AR could be used to create a different kind of work. Therefore, I decided to work with Marui Group and thought about this project. I've been making anime figures for a long time, so I wanted to it be seen by someone from other fields, so I asked Bullet Train. ――The cast that colors the world of the work is the popular band Bullet Train. How was it decided? Mikami: Assuming that most of the people who come to see this stage performance are adult women, who are a big part of the Bullet Train's fun community, but Bullet Train are also known for their variety of activities. The AR stage performance this time has a cheerful story development, and I think that you can feel the difference from the usual charm of Bullet Train. ――It feels refreshing when 5 members of Bullet Train appear as digital figures. From the left, conductor Kyle (Kai), priest Ricardo (Ryuga), boy Taku (Takuya), station staff Yuri (Yuki), conductor Turner (Takashi) Mikami: I also thought about letting the actual person appear in the AR world as it is. However, if it is converted to 3DCG, it will feel fake. Partly because of that, I used digital figures. This project also had the purpose of "entering a world which is like a book with pictures", so I thought about entering a flat picture. It's pop and cute deformed design, so I think it's easy for fans as well as other people to get into it. ――Even if they are figures, I think it is nice to get closer to Bullet Train. Mikami: Even if it's deformed, it's easier to inflate the image when you see it, so you should feel like you're enjoying the story with Bullet Train. Many people receive the deformed view of the world without any discomfort, so I think that kind of feeling is perfect for this work. ――Did you make any orders in terms of acting? Mikami: I couldn't attend the recording sessions, but director Ito Yuuichi gave me acting guidance. He asked for something in between dubbing and narration. Before recording, I thought it was like reading a book, but in reality, it felt like a performance atmosphere. It made me feel like I'm reading aloud while someone is whispering in my ear, so I think that both men and women will like it. ■ I want you to be moved and immerse yourself in the story ――Did the story become a cheerful story because your target audience is adult women? Mikami: Probably. Recently, the number of picture books for adults is increasing, so I aimed for that direction. The script was written by director Ito, but during the meeting, I wanted it to be more, "Work that interests me", "Have a slightly mysterious feeling from the beginning". Also, some people choose picture books by title, so we worked on it too. ――How did you make the offer to director Ito? Mikami: Previously, at Suntopia World, an amusement park in Agano City, Niigata Prefecture, we worked together on a project called "Aurora Forest," where you can get lost in a mysterious world of projection mapping and illuminations. The director is very enthusiastic about trying new things, so I thought he would be perfect for this project and made him an offer. ――What is your impression of the finished AR stage? Mikami: Until I saw the completed video, I was worried because I couldn't imagine how it would look when everything is combined. But when I saw it, it's just amazing. I surprisingly discovered that it is possible to create a nice image only on a flat surface without using CG. It was a success to stick to the 2d surface and create the background because you can feel the presence in the picture. ――It seems that a flat surface is also interesting. Mikami: In picture books, there are parts that have nothing to do with the storyline,, and sometimes they are drawn in detail in the corners. ――Discoveries like that could give you some advantages. Mikami: That's right. In the same way this time, I asked to draw the background picture in detail. So if you read it more than once, you will find something new. ――Since it's a stage that you can watch using your smartphone, it seems that there are many ways to enjoy it. Mikami: First of all, you can enjoy it in your break time. Also, I think that you can watch it like a movie, and if you watch it while wearing earphones or headphones, you can feel like you are in a movie theater. Also, in this AR stage, basically, when you tap the screen, the story progresses automatically, but you can move the screen according to the movement of the person watching . Therefore, if you make the same movements, such as standing up when the main character of the story stands up, sitting down when you sit down, you can feel more like entering the world of picture books. For those who will try the AR stage for the first time this time, it may seem difficult to operate, but Bullet Train will explain in the tutorial video. While learning the operation with Bullet Train, I want you to get immersed in this world. I hope you will watch it many times and every time find something new. (C) SDR (C) GugenkaR (C) 2020 MARUI GROUP CO., LTD.
'Kotobuki Minako's Another Wonderland in the UK' a series of the interviews where Kotobuki Minako, a voice actress living in the UK, talks about her life there. Last time, the series featured the photos of the places featured in "Harry Potter" that she had taken by herself, how she had spent her birthday, and how she was feeling 10 years after she had debuted as an artist. This 8th issue is going to look back on her life in the UK last month with the pictures taken by Kotobuki-san. She introduced her working scene, her recent favorite food, and the situation of a second national lockdown for England. [Interview/Writing = Yoneda Kaori] ■Second national lockdown for England. How is the current situation? ーI want to ask you about your life in October. You had your hair cut again! Kotobuki: Yeah. There will be a second lockdown soon, and yesterday I thought 'I have to go right now!', then I did. ーYour hair is pretty short compared to before. Is this because you think the second lockdown will be prolonged? Kotobuki: No, not really. I asked my beautician to cut my hair shoulder-length, and this is the result. (laugh) But, the second lockdown was announced to last for four weeks from November 5 to December 2, and I would not be able to go out for a salon. I thought that was a good decision as a result. ーAlso in Japan, the second lockdown for England became the news of the day. Can you tell me about the current situation and any difference between the previous lockdown? Kotobuki: We are allowed to go out only for groceries or daily necessities, and commuting if telework is not applicable. We are prohibited to see friends inside and outside of buildings. I have to get some tasks done at a studio, so I go sometimes. The difference from the previous lockdown is that schools are not closed. ーAre you still going to school as well? Kotobuki: Yes! I am still going to school even during a lockdown. Right after I came to the UK, I had few friends and always stayed at home while taking classes online, so I am greatly relieved that schools are not closed this time. ...However, the number of cases are getting more and more serious, so I will follow the rules for our safety and want to fully enjoy life in the UK. ーAs in Japan, do people buy up the products in supermarkets before the state of emergency? Kotobuki: Yes! Toilet rolls, vegetables, and some other products run out (laugh). But the period of the second lockdown was fixed for a month, so I didn't see such products this time. On the other hand, many people rushed to hairdressing salons, apparel shops, and restaurants. Especially for hairdressing salons, there were long lines. British men tend to get their hair cut once a week. That sounds very British like 'Trimming is taste of gentleman'. ーThe country of gentlemen! Let's look back on the past month with the pictures. ■Lip-smacking Sushi, Tapioca, and Udon ーThis Udon looks good. Kotobuki: I took this picture at Udon shop in the UK called 'KOYA'. The shop opens 10 years ago, and is still popular. The taste was so good. I picked Niku Udon as we can rarely eat thin-sliced meat in the UK. I always pick a menu with thin-sliced meat at Japanese restaurants. ーNext is Tapioca. Is it popular in the UK as well? Kotobuki: Yes! It's called "Bubble tea" in the UK, and very popular among young people. There are many bubble tea spots in China Town, and I went to 'Kofuku-Do' that had been on my list for months. Tapioka in the UK is colorful, and you can choose the color in many shops. ーNext is a steak. Steaks in other countries are huge. Kotobuki: I usually eat meat as Sunday Roast (traditional British roasted meal and typically served on Sundays), but I wanted to try a steak at a restaurant, and went to "Bill's". It was served with truffle sauce, and it was so good. ーThis is Sushi. Kotobuki: This is a picture of when I went to a restaurant that serves a Sushi course. I wanted to travel around Europe while I live in the UK, but I cannot under this situation... so I changed my mind to have good meals instead, and I decided to go to a fancy Japanese restaurant. ーHow do you get information about restaurants in the UK? Kotobuki: I use Instagram. I also found this restaurant on Instagram and wanted to go. I saw a post that said a half-Japanese and half-British staff there that I wanted to talk with, were going to leave a job that week, so I rushed to the restaurant. ーIs it because of the spread of COVID-19? Is Coronavirus-related dismissal a major problem in the UK? Kotobuki: Yes, it is. Some airlines in the UK are firing numerous employees, and such kind of news becomes a daily topic everyday. But, the staff was not taking it so seriously, and I was surprised. The staff was saying 'It cannot be helped under this situation. I want to take a break and do what I want to'. That was impressive. ■Shopping at a British perfume brand ーThis is a British perfume brand 'Jo Malone London'. Kotobuki: Before I came to the UK, some friends said tome 'London is nice! You can buy Jo Malone London', and I was thinking 'You can buy it anywhere...', but the brand has a main store in London. I actually visited it, but the number of customers for entry was limited, the door was closed, and I could not go in. ーThey are taking preventive measures. Did you have anything that you were looking for? Kotobuki: An advent calendar for Christmas. It comes with perfume, shampoo, and other Jo Malone London products. ーThe decorations inside the store are fashionable and cute. Kotobuki: I only know Jo Malone London located at a corner in a department store, so I was also surprised by the decorations. I like the lovely scent inside the store, and I can feel refreshed just by being there. ーHave you always liked Jo Malone London and used their products? Kotobuki: No. I only recognized it as 'a brand at a corner of a department store'.(laugh) Matsui Rena-chan sent me a candle from Jo Malone London for my birthday. Then I visited Jo Malone London. ーChristmas coffret season is coming. Do you have any cosmetic you got interested in after coming to the UK? Kotobuki: I have some recommended by a teenager in my class.(laugh) Especially, I like 'Benefit'. Their cosmetics have good lasting, and packages are so cute. 'No7' is popular in the UK. You can buy it at the pharmacy anytime. Also, I like 'FENTY BEAUTY' produced by Rihanna. The brand has wide shade ranges of foundation to suit various skin colors. The cosmetics are for diverse races, which I was attracted to. ーDid you change your makeup style? Kotobuki: British people usually don't wear makeup. You can go to work without makeup. So I don't put in much effort on makeup nowadays. On the other hand, I enjoy trying various lipsticks. In the UK, there are wide shade ranges for a lipstick like blue and yellow, so I sometimes try the colors that are not popular in Japan. I heard from my host mother, 'I didn't use to wear makeup while I was working in the UK. When I was transferred to Spain, I went to the office without wearing makeup, and my boss left a cosmetics bag on my desk'. Different countries have different cultures. ■Autograph at a studio! The working scene in the UK. ーIs this a picture of your work at a studio that you talked about at the beginning? Kotobuki: Yes. This is a studio in the UK. Microphones are set lower than my face, but in the UK, they are set higher than my face. ーIs he a sound crew? Kotobuki: Yes, he is a sound engineer Max. He is very kind and gives me helpful comments. Whenever I make a mistake and ask him 'Can I try one more time?', he encourages me, saying 'Don't worry. We still have plenty of time!'. He looks like he's struggling in the picture.(laugh) ーYou should get more motivated. Next is your autograph at a studio in the UK. That is incredible! Kotobuki: There are many autographs by actors and staff. I was so glad that I could leave mine! ■Talk about 'games'! Which game is she interested in? ーThe other day, an article about your playing "Watch Dogs Legion" with Toyosaki Aki was released. On 'Sphere's 4colorsLABO', videos of the members playing a game are often uploaded, so which game lasts in your memory? Kotobuki: The interview with Aki-chan was fun! I used to watch my brother playing games, so I like watching other people playing games. To be honest, I rarely play games...I always struggle at 'Sphere's 4colorsLABO'.(laugh) So far, I like the game "Wordwolf". Before, when I attended the stage greetings of "Violet Evergarden: Eternity and the Auto Memory Doll", we said 'Let' play Wordwolf' and played it while we rode home on the bus, and it was great fun. I was thinking it would be great for Sphere, and it was great fun as I expected. ーIn Japan, many titles such as "Animal Crossing: New Horizons" became big hits this year. Is there any big hit in the UK? Kotobuki: "Animal Crossing: New Horizons" was also a big hit in the UK. When I met the relatives' children of my host family, they showed it to me, saying 'Rooms of Animal Crossing are like this'. And, it is not a game, but "Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba" is also a big hit. When I was checking Billboard's ranking, LiSA, who performs the film's theme song, was ranked. I was very excited! ーHalf a year has already passed since you debuted as a YouTuber. Do you have any role model among YouTubers? Kotobuki: To learn British English, I always watch the videos by Lucy. She is so bright that also cheers me up. I want to be like her. Speaking of Japanese YouTubers, it would be Saeko-san. My friend's manager appeared in a video, and then I started watching her channel. I am always encouraged by her powerful and energetic life. I am not a powerful kind of person, but I would like to encourage the viewers in other forms. ーThank you for today. I am looking forward to your activities on YouTube as well! Kotobuki Minako's Profile She played the role of Fukase Yoriko in "A Whisker Away". She is also a member of 'Sphere', with Takagaki Ayahi, Tomatsu Haruka, and Toyosaki Aki.
A T Card featuring characters from "Jujutsu Kaisen", including Itadori Yuuji, Fushiguro Megumi, and Gojou Satoru, is now available for pre-registration on the "T Card (Jujutsu Kaisen)" official website. The "T Card (Jujutsu Kaisen)" is designed with an original illustration of Itadori Yuuji, Fushiguro Megumi, Kugizaki Nobara, Gojou Satoru, and Getou Suguru. Other items, including acrylic art panels and block calendars, will be available at nationwide Tsutaya stores and Tsutaya book stores, along with online orders. Some Tsutaya shops will also be selling items featuring the original illustration, including masking tape and mask cases, from February 2, 2021. The "T Card (Jujutsu Kaisen)" is now available for pre-registration on the "T Card (Jujutsu Kaisen)" official website. (C) Akutami Gege / Shueisha, Jujutsu Kaisen Production Committee
The short anime completely produced from home called "Nocturne Boogie" will start its broadcast from Jul. 10, 2020 on GYAO! and YouTube. Episode 1 will start from 8:00 pm on Jul. 10, and the online kick-off event ran by the casts, including Seto Masami, Yamashita Seiichirou, Yoshida Hitomi, Suzuki Yuuto, Hayami Saori, and Koyama Takeshi, and the director Morita-to-Junpei will be held on the same day. "Nocturne Boogie" is short anime created solely by Morita-to-Junpei, the creator who shows his skills in the variety TV program "Another Sky" to the TV anime "LOST SONG", with the idea of fun production during the time of COVID-19 pandemic at home. The anime has a theme of "if all of the apartment residents are the monsters and what if they all hide their true identity?", and unique characters will communicate in mysterious and funny ways. The cast members include Seto Masami, playing the succubus Yumenaka Mari, Yamashita Seiichirou playing the vampire Gumi Kiriya, Yoshida Hitomi playing the werewolf Oogami Rui, Suzuki Yuuto playing Jiangshi Ourai Kiyo, Hayami Saori playing the ghost Idoyanagi Tamako, and Koyama Takeshi will play the mysterious only human called Kageyama Kariyu. Under the direction and script by Morita-to-Junpei, the casts will play "the residents behind the scene". The ads can be shown during the anime starting from 1,000 JPY. The pictures and movies of the product and service will be added to on the picture flame and on the screen of the TV at the apartment during the movie, and the characters may mention it during the anime. The reservation for the ad is currently available at the fan-community platform "Fanbeats", and the sponsors will be announced at the online kick-off event on Jul. 10. Moreover, "Nocturne Radio", the web radio by Yamashita Seiichirou and Morita-to-Junpei, will be on-air from Jul. 20. Short anime "Nocturne Boogie" will start broadcast from Jul. 10 every Friday on 11:00 pm on GYAO! and YouTube. (C) StoryEffectCo.Ltd.
"Jujutsu Kaisen", a current serialized manga in Weekly Shonen Jump has been picked up for a TV anime release. Information about the main cast have also been announced and are as follows: Enoki Junya as Itadori Yuji, Uchida Yuma as Fujiguro Megumi, Seto Asami as Kugisaki Nobara. We have received comments from the three of them.
The outline and preceding cut-scenes of episode 2 "HOT LINE" of the TV anime "Dr.STONE" (Season 2) have been released. "Dr.STONE" is based on the crafting adventure manga by the duo Inagaki Riichiro and Boichi and is currently serialized on "Weekly Shounen Jump" (Shueisha). A few thousand years had passed since the whole of humanity was petrified in a single moment by a mysterious phenomenon... the young scientist, Senku, who possessed a superhuman mind, woke up in this stone world and decided to recreate civilization from scratch with the power of science. In episode 2, the stone wars has finally started and the plan to set-up a "mobile phone" secretly at Tsukasa Empire is in progress. First, they have started the plan to capture Tsukasa's lookout, Homura. After luring her with the sound bomb, Senku used the science's surprise item "flash bomb" on her. However, Homura escape with her agility like a gymnast, they had failed to capture her. Then, Senku makes used of a tracking system to chase after her. Episode 2 "HOT LINE" of "Dr.STONE" (Season 2) has started on January 21, at 10:30 PM, on TOKYO MX, and other channels. （C）Kome Studio, Boichi／Shueisha, Dr.STONE Production Committee
From the TV anime "Higurashi When They Cry: Gou", the preview of the 16th episode "Nekodamashi-hen 3", aired on Thursday, January 21, 2021, has been released. "Higurashi When They Cry" is originally a horror mystery novel game by Ryukishi 07/07th Expansion. It depicts the mysterious incidents that happen in the remote village, Hinamizawa-mura, in early summer of Showa 58 (1983). In the last broadcast, Episode 15, "Nekodamashi-hen 2", Rika decided to fight against the disastrous fate for 5 more times. She visits the toy store in Okinomiya with the members of the club, and there they reunite with an old friend... It will be interesting to see how the story develops in this episode. "Higurashi When They Cry: Gou" Episode 16 "Nekodamashi-hen 3" is broadcast on TOKYO MX and other channels from Thursday, January 21 (C) 2020 Ryukishi 07 / Higurashi When They Cry Production Committee
From the TV anime "Laid-Back Camp Season 2", the synopsis and preceding cutscene of episode 3 'Surprise Camping and Some Deep Thoughts' have been revealed. It is on air on Thursday, January 21, 2021. "Laid-Back Camp Season 2" is based on a manga, which is written by Afro and serialized on 'Comic Fuz'. Shima Rin, a high school girl living in Yamanashi, was heading toward Lake Hamana on her own bike. She began solo camping on New Year's Eve after a long time, which was fun. 'I like solo camping as well.' On the other hand, to see such Rin's experience, some desire is getting stronger to Nadeshiko. She likes camping with her friends, but 'I want to try solo camping like Rin-chan.' Season 2 of the outdoor girls' story is here! The subtitle for episode 3 is 'Surprise Camping and Some Deep Thoughts'. Nadeshiko is chilling at her grandmother's house on New Year's Day. She invited Rin, who arrived first, and enjoyed eel from Lake Hamana! As she got satisfied and went home, Ayano, Nadeshiko's long-time friend, was waiting for her! 'Surprise Camping and Some Deep Thoughts', episode 3 of "Laid-Back Camp Season 2", is on air from Thursday, January 21, 2021, at AT-X and other channels. (C)Afro, Houbunsha / Outdoor Activities Committee
The outline and preceding cut-scenes of episode 3 "File 3" of the TV anime "Heaven's Design Team", which was broadcast on January 21, 2021, have been released. "Heaven's Design Team" is based on the same-name manga written by Hebizou & Suzuki Tsuta, and drawn by Tarako, which is serialized on "Monthly Morning two" since 2017. It was ranked 10th place in the "Kono Manga ga Sugoi! 2019 Boy Category". The story starts when the client ( almighty God that created the heaven) subcontract to the Heaven's Design Team after getting bored of creating living beings on the ground. It is a "living being creation related job comedy" and depicts the daily discovery, efforts while creating living beings of the communicator (angels), designers, and engineers. In episode 3, a mysterious hooded guy had summoned a "certain living being" from the magical circle under the thunderous sky. That living being is a "dragon"! The dragon was used as a reference for the order "Flying without wings" by Shimoda and others. However, during that panicked situation, Mizushima arrived... Episode 3 "File 3" of the TV anime "Heaven's Design Team" was broadcast on January 21, 2021 (Thursday), on TOKYO MX, MBS, and other channels. （C）Hebizou＆Suzuki Tsuta, Tarako, Kodansha／Heaven's Design Team Production Committee
The latest visual for "Boruto: Naruto Next Generations" has been released at "Jump Festa 2021 ONLINE" held on December 19 and 20, 2020. At the same time, special PV and cast members were announced.
In the visual released this time, Kawaki and "Kara" members, the most important people of the "The Vessel" arc, appeared. The PV is full of newly drawn cutscenes that show the mysterious Kawaki in action. You can enjoy the encounter between Kawaki and Borutot, and the hot battle action.
Moreover, the voice actors who will play "Kara" members have are also been announced. Uchida Yuma will voice Kawaki, a mysterious boy with the same mark as Boruto, Nakamura Yuuichi as Kashin Koji, and Otsuka Akio as Amado.
Also, Kuwashima Houko, Miyake Kenta, Terashima Junta, and others will appear. Comments from the cast and the author, Ikemoto Mikio, have arrived.
The TV anime series "Boruto: Naruto Next Generations" is currently being broadcast on TV Tokyo.
The broadcast for "SSSS.DYNAZENON" was decided to be in April 2021. The information of the additional casts, including Kamiya Hiroshi and Uchida Yuuma, are announced together with the latest key visual and 2nd PV. "SSS.DYNAZENON" is a brand-new animation by Tsuburaya Production and TRIGGER. The main staff of the anime "SSSS.GRIDMAN", broadcast in 2018, joined up with the director Amemiya Akira, scriptwriter Hasegawa Keiichi, character designer Sakamoto Masaru, and Sagisu Shirou, who will be handling the music. Along with the music by Sagisu Shirou in the background, the new characters, robots, and monsters appearing in the town, the character's voice could be seen and heard in this PV. It was designed to draw one's attention with the various expression of the characters while being overwhelmed by the crumbling building, impressive robots, and monsters. The additional casts are Kamiya Hiroshi as Juuga, Uchida Yuuma as Onija, Suwa Ayaka as Mujina, Uchiyama Kouki as Sizumu, Ise Mariya as Inamoto-san, Tadokora Azusa as Mei, Ogasawara Jin as Awaki, Kajiwara Gakuto as Nazumi, Tsuchida Rio as Ranka, and Toono Hikaru as Kaneishi. The additional staff are Nonaka Tsuyoshi as the designer for DYNAZENON, the designer for the monsters are Nishikawa Shinji, Nishizawa Yatsushi, Maruyama Hiroshi, Taguchi Kiyotaka, Okamoto Hideo, Itano Ichirou, and Gotou Masayuki, and the mechanic sequence director is Asano Gen. The broadcast of "SSSS.DYNAZENON" will start in April 2021. （C）Tsuburaya Production （C）2021 TRIGGER, Amemiya Akira／ "DYNAZENON" Production Committee
The first PV of the TV anime "Dr. Ramune -Mysterious Disease Specialist-", scheduled to be broadcasted from January 2021, has been released. It was also decided that Ueda Kana and Okamoto Nobuhiko will appear as well.
"Dr. Ramune -Mysterious Disease Specialist-" is based on the same name manga by Aho Toro that is published by "Sirius KC" and is currently being serialized on Magazine Pocket. This is a story about Ramune and his disciple Kuro, the specialist in curing the "mysterious disease" that cause changes to the human body after "mysterious" enter the hearts of humanity that are weaken by theirs personal troubles.
The first PV revealed the animation footage for the first time, and the character voice of Ramune (voiced by Uchida Yuuma) and Kuro (voiced by Nagatsuka Takuma) could be heard as well.
Also, Ueda Kana and Okamoto Nobuhiko were announced as the additional vast. Ueda Kana will be voicing Ayame, the primary schooler who "retains the memory of her past life that lived until 103 years old" and the former owner of "Mysterious Wares Shop Akatsuki", and Okamoto Nobuhiko will be voicing Nico, the current owner of "Mysterious Wares Shop Akatsuki" and he knew Ramune ever since he was young. The comments from Ueda and Okamoto have been revealed.
The information regarding the opening theme was also revealed and it was decided that the singer will be handled by Uchida Yuuma, who is voicing Ramune. The title is "SHAKE!SHAKE!SHAKE!", and we had also received his comments that are filled with his passion for the song.
The broadcast of the TV anime "Dr. Ramune -Mysterious Disease Specialist-" will start from January 2021.
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.
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.
"Kishiryu Sentai Ryusoulger VS Lupinranger VS Patranger the Movie", the newest work in the "Super Sentai VS Film Series", is scheduled to be released on Feb. 8, 2020. The newest footage andscene photos have also been revealed.