「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.
OVA "Fly Me to the Moon ~SNS~" from the TV anime "Fly Me to the Moon" will be released on August 18, 2021. A promo video of the OVA was also released. "Fly Me to the Moon" is an anime based on the manga by Hata Kenjirou, the author of "Hayate the Combat Butler". The 1st season of the TV anime series was broadcast from October 2020. The rom-com depicts the "cute/precious" newly-married life of Yuzaki Nasa and the mysterious beautiful girl, Tsukasa. The newly-released promo video starts with the scene where Nasa buys a smartphone for Tsukasa, giving us a glimpse of the sweet special episode of the two. Further information about the Blu-ray product is yet to be announced, so let's keep an eye on the official website for new announcements. OVA "Fly Me to the Moon ~SNS~" will be released on August 18. (C) Hata Kenjirou, Shogakukan / Fly Me to the Moon Production Committee
The TV anime "Jujutsu Kaisen" will be joining the acrylic memo stand series, "Kake Suta". Pre-orders for "Kake Suta Jujutsu Kaisen" are being accepted on the anime/manga EC website "Character Depart" from January 21 to January 30. "Jujutsu Kaisen" is originally a manga running on "Weekly Shonen Jump" from 2018. The seal of a powerful curse item has been broken and high school student Itadori Yuuji gets involved in the battle of curses. The anime adaptation of the dark fantasy has been running since October 2020. "Kake Suta Jujutsu Kaisen" has 5 designs in the lineup, including cute chibi characters and stylish, realistic designs. The whiteboard sticker, included with the product, lets you write and erase on it, so you can use it instead of a memo pad on your desk. The price is 1,800 JPY (tax excluded). (C) Akutami Gege / Shueisha, Jujutsu Kaisen Production Committee
"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
The action figure of the main protagonist of "Dragon Quest: The Adventure of Dai", "Dai" has been announced. Pre-orders has started on "Good Smile Online" since December 10, 2020. The product is a figure of the main protagonist of "The Adventure of Dai", "Dai" under the moveable action figure series "figma". The various scenes from the work can be recreated because of the smooth and tight "figma Original Joint Parts". Soft materials were used at the essential part of the figure so that the body balance remains the same while ensuring the moveable areas. Also, it comes with 3 types of expression: "Smug face" along with "Shouting face" and "Clenching face" that is filled with vigor. The optional parts are "Dai's Sword", his partner "Gome-chan" as well as the large "Avan Strash Effect Parts". The gimmick of the sheath when Dai's sword is taken out can be recreated by using the exchangeable parts. It also comes along with the "figma specialty pedestal" that has a moveable pillar that helps to recreate the various scenes. "figma Dai" is priced at 9,500 JPY (tax included). Pre-orders are currently available on "Good Smile Online" from December 10, 2020, until January 20, 2021, and the release is scheduled for September 2021. （C）Sanjou Riku, Inada Kouji／Shueisha, Dragon Quest: The Adventure of Dai, TV TOKYO（C）SQUARE ENIX CO., LTD.
The TV anime "Dragon Quest: The Adventure of Dai" started on Oct. 3. In celebration of the broadcast, the first collaboration with Bikkuriman Chocolate has been decided. At the same time, a parody illustration of Dai has been released on the main visual of the anime. "Dragon Quest: The Adventure of Dai" began to be serialized in 1989 in Weekly Shonen Jump. It was the first long-running manga series based on the "Dragon Quest" series and sold 47 million copies in total. In celebration of the anime's broadcast, the first collaboration with Bikkuriman Chocolate, which sold 400 million units a year in the late 1980s and continues to collaborate with various work, was decided. A parody illustration of Dai, one of the illustrations that will appear on the collaboration's Bikkuriman sticker, was used on the anime visual. Details of the release date of "Dragon Quest: The Adventure of Dai Manchocolate" will be announced in the future. (C) Sanjo Riku, Inada Koji / Shueisha, Dai's The Adventure of Dai Production Committee, TV Tokyo (C) SQUARE ENIX CO.
From the TV anime "Dragon Quest: The Adventure of Dai" (the broadcast will start in Oct. 2020), the cast voicing "The Demon Lord's Army", who also appears in the key visual, has been announced. The cast includes Seki Tomokazu, Maeno Tomoaki, Nara Tooru, Koyasu Takehito, Iwata Mitsuo, Hayami Shou, and Hashi Takaya. They also left some comments about their enthusiasm for each role. "Dragon Quest: The Adventure of Dai" is based on the manga, which started to be serialized on "Weekly Shonen Jump" in 1989, and was the first long-running manga series named after the role-playing game "Dragon Quest" series. "The Adventure of Dai", the total sales of which had exceeded 47 million, will appear as a new anime adaptation after 30 years since it started to be serialized as manga. The friendship and growth story of Dai and his friends will be depicted again using CG and a hybrid method. A total of seven casts have been announced, including Seki Tomokazu as the Damon Hadlar, who tried to rule the world with monsters, Maeno Tomoaki as Crocodine, who has strong power and body, Nara Tooru as Flazzard, who can handle ice and fire, Koyasu Takehito as Myst-Vearn, who is really quiet and does not show any emotion, Iwata Mitsuo as Zaboera, who is sly, Hayami Shou as Baran, who is as strong as a fierce god, and Hashi Takaya as Vearn, is the supreme leader of The Demon Lord's Army. TV anime "Dragon Quest: The Adventure of Dai" will be broadcast on TV TOKYO and chained channels in Oct. <Full comments are below> Seki Tomokazu as Damon Hadlar I'm really glad to join "Dragon Quest: The Adventure of Dai" as I have been reading it since it started to be serialized. At the same time, I'm also nervous to play the role of Hadlar. Aono-san, who I respect, played Hadlar in the previous work. I'll try my best in my own way. Maeno Tomoaki as Crocodine I really like this work so much that I cannot talk about it enough. I've been dreaming of "Dragon Quest: The Adventure of Dai" many times since I had an audition. I'm honored that I can play one of the key roles, Crocodine. I will try my best and take pride in being a warrior. Nara Tooru as Flazzard When I heard that "The Adventure of Dai" will become an anime adaptation in Reiwa, I immediately thought, "I want to play the role of Flazzard!" before I was amazed by the news. Today, I'm going to play Flazzard for real, which is a great honor! I will try to play energetically as Flazzard. Koyasu Takehito as Myst-Vearn I'm really glad and appreciate that I was chosen to play Myst-Vearn. I cannot wait to see how mysterious Myst-Vearn appears in an exciting and attractive world. I will fight for justice as much as I can as The Demon Lord's Army. Please cheer us up. (laugh) We will definitely win!! Oh-----!! Iwata Mitsuo as Zaboera When I took an audition for the role of Zaboera, I strongly desired as "Wow! I really want to play this character! I will for sure!" I've never played a typical villain like Zaboera, who is sly, clever, and cunning, so I thought it would be a chance for me. I was really glad that I won! I'm very inspired. Please look forward to Zaboera I play! Hayami Shou as Baran When I heard that I could join this masterpiece, I was so glad that I jumped for 5cm with joy. There are several big fans of The Adventure of Dai around me. I will play Baran in sincerity for them and for those who will watch for the first time. Hashi Takaya as Vearn When I heard that I would play the role in "The Adventure of Dai", I searched the cast for the previous work. I thought "Oh my god!" and I guessed right. Mr. Utsumi Kenji, who has a phenomenal voice, played "Vearn" in the previous work!! I cannot be compared with him, so what I can do is only to try my best. I'm also excited to see how "Vearn" is going to be. (C)Sanjou Riku, Inada Kouji/Shueisha, The Adventure of Dai Production Committee, TV TOKYO/SQUARE ENIX CO., LTD.
The key visual of the new anime "Dragon Quest: The Adventure of Dai" (broadcast from Oct. 2020) has been released. Ogata Kenichi as Brass and Furihata Ai as Gome-chan joined the cast members. We have received comments from the two of them. "Dragon Quest: The Adventures of Dai" is originally the first long-run manga based on the role-playing game series "Dragon Quest", which started in 1989, serialized in "Weekly Shonen Jump". After almost 30 years, "The Adventure of Dai", which has over 47 million copies of comics published, received a completely new anime adaption. The friendship and growth of Dai and his friends will be depicted in a hybrid of CGI and anime style drawing. The key visual shows Dai in the stance of Avan Strash in the center with Pop and Maam on the side. Avan watches over them and the Demon King Hadlar and the leaders of his army are in the background. There's a dark shadow further back, hinting at there is an even more terrifying enemy. One glance of the impressive visual, and you will see the world of "Dragon Quest: The Adventure of Dai". As additional cast members, Ogata Kenichi, known as Professor Agasa from "Detective Conan", will be playing Brass, and Furihata Ai, known as Kurosawa Ruby from "Love Live! Sunshine!!", will be playing Gome-chan. "Dragon Quest: The Adventure of Dai" will be broadcast from Oct. 2020 on TV Tokyo channels. <Full comments are as below> Ogata Kenichi (as Brass) It is a great pleasure to be part of such a wonderful work. And at the same time, I feel the burden pressing on me. Meeting Dai has given me a new challenge. I feel the need to raise him to become a fine adult, but I also want to grant his wishes. I hope you will enjoy Dai fighting against many enemies for justice and the process of him growing through the fights. Furihata Ai (as Gome-chan) Every day, I appreciate the opportunity to play Gome-chan. I will do my best to be the beloved partner of Dai and fascinate all of you!! I want to share with you the lively energy of Dai, Gome-chan, and the others as best as I can. "Piiiii!!" (We'll do our best!!) (C)Sanjou Riku, Inada Kouji / Shueisha, The Adventure of Dai Production Committee, TV Tokyo (C)Square Enix Co., Ltd.
The international animation film festival “Tokyo Anime Award Festival 2022 (TAAF 2022)” will be held for 4 days from March 11, 2022 to March 14, 2022 at Ikebukuro. As the attempt to connect the creators around the world regardless of the situation, they will conduct “TAAF Online”. Upcoming “TAAF” in 2022 is the 9th festival, and it is originally the international animation film festival that was derived from and developed “Tokyo Anime Award”, which used to be a program of “Tokyo International Anime Fair” held in 2002. The festival is run with the goals, “To find and educate the people to support the anime production for the next generations, and to promote growth of Tokyo animation cultures and industry” and “To promote charms of Tokyo and to financially support the sightseeing industry of Tokyo”. Moreover, with the catchphrase, “to make Tokyo the hub of animation”, it aims to broadcast high quality work with originality from all around the world, in Tokyo, to provide the opportunity for the fans to interact with anime fans around the world, to provide stimulus and emotional movement to the creators and viewers, and to create a new wave of animation derived from such an impression and stimulations. This time, new program called “TAAF Online” will be held. In addition, the comments and event information from the festival director Takeuchi Kouji have arrived. “TAAF 2022” will be held from March 11, 2022 to March 14, 2022 at Ikebukuro, Tokyo. Detailed information is on the official website. Takeuchi Kouji, the Festival Director One important role of the film festival is to connect people. Therefore, we will use online for Tokyo Anime Award Festival 2022 and release the restriction of place by actively using the online format, restriction of time through making the event on demand, so that movie and people, and people and people can be connected no matter what situation we are in. Our goal is of course, to make direct interaction at Ikebukuro with creators and fans around the world. Hoping that to become real, we are currently planning the programs that we can especially enjoy online at TAAF2022. ■TAAF Online Information 1. Competition Category Streaming the interview of the award winner of the previous year Streaming period: Friday, August 13~ ♢Interview ・Feature Animation Grand Prix “Josep” Director Aurel ・Feature Animation Award “Nahuel & the Magic Book” Director German Acuna ・Short Animation Grand Prix “Coffin” Director Yuanqing Cai, Mikoiaj Janiw ・Short Animation Award “SHOOOM’S ODYSSEY” Director Julien Bisaro ・Short Animation Toyoshima Ward “Runmania” Director Daria Stolbestsova ・Short Animation Student Award “The Balloon Catcher” Kaneko Isaku 2. Anime Merit Award (1) A program of TAAF2021 called “From Manga to Animation ~People Who Produced Great Movies~” will be re-streamed on demand for a limited period Streaming Period: Monday, August 2, 2021, at Noon to Tuesday, August 31 at 11:59 PM (2) A program of TAAF2021, the talk show of Suzuki Toshio of “Nausicca of the Valley of the Wind” will be streamed for a limited period Streamed Period: Monday, August 2, 2021, at Noon to Tuesday, August 31 at 11:59 PM (3) The interviews on Anime Merit Award winners of TAAF 2020 and 2021, who did not appear in (1), will be streamed. Streamed Period: Scheduled to be available from the mid November~ 3. Anime of the Year Category AOY follow-up program with the award-winning movies and the interviews on the award winners from the previous year will be streamed Streaming Period: Scheduled on the beginning of October ♢Interview ・”Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken!” (Anime Award, TV Series Category) ・”Idolish Seven” (Anime Fan Category) ・Kajiura Yuki (Solo Award, Music, Performance Category) ※Audience Award 4. Creator’s Salon As the live streaming talk event, high-quality Japanese student works and the movies nominated to TAAF2021 Short Animation Competition Category will be streamed. Moreover, with the student movie producers, and the people who are active at the forefront of the Japan's anime industry,, the talk show will be held on each movie. Streaming Period: Friday, September 17, 2021 at 6:00 to 7:30 PM (current schedule) ※Archived after live streaming ♢Movies being streamed: ・The Balloon Catcher 0 06 10 Tama Art University/TAAF 2021 Student Award ・Coffin/0 05 23 France, Gobelins/TAAF 2021 Grand Prix ・Dokka Itta Hakamatsuka-kun(Hakamatsuka-kun Went Away)/0 04 50 Tokyo Zokei University ・You Sold My Rollerskates? 0 06 00 Gobelins, France ・Not decided ・Not decided ♢MC: Takeuchi Kouji TAAF Festival Director Guest: ●A~C 3 Members from each Japanese Movie (In negotiation) ●Nishioka Junichi Studio Ghibli Co., Ltd. Public Announcement & Student Art Director Supervisor ※Please note that the movies and guests can be changed. Please check the official website for detailed, updated information. [Anime! Anime! Biz/taken from animeanime.biz]
On August 2, 2021, the Comic Market Preparation Committee announced that "Comic Market 99" will be held at the East, West and South Exhibition Halls of Tokyo Big Sight from December 30 to 31, 2021. "Comic Market (a.k.a. Comiket) will be held at the East, West and South Exhibition Halls of Tokyo Big Sight from December 30 to 31, 2021. Comiket 98, which was scheduled to be held during Golden Week 2020, was cancelled, and Comiket 99, which was scheduled for December, was postponed until May 2021. After that, it was announced that Comiket 99 would be postponed for the second time in May. On August 2, the Comiket Preparatory Committee announced on its official website that the new date for "Comiket 99" would be December 30-31, and added, "Although there are still many uncertainties and the pandemic is still ongoing, considering the time required for various preparations such as circle applications and placement, we thought it would be best to announce that we are on the move now to prepare for holding of Comic Market 99 in the winter of 2021 (hereinafter referred to as "New C99"). They also mentioned, "We have been considering whether or not to hold the new C99 while watching how widely effective the vaccination is, but the timing of the announcement of the C99 has become such because the infectious disease spread rapidly at a time when we were able to confirm the effects of the vaccine. We are making this announcement based on the understanding that the social situation is expected to improve in the next few months," and also they added, "However, as I mentioned in the previous announcement of C99, if the social situation does not improve due to vaccinations and other factors, we cannot deny the possibility of further postponements. However, considering the situation in the world of doujinshi as a whole, we are aiming to hold the event. If we don't get to move on, we will never be able to hold an ‘event’ called the Comic Market." "Comic Market 99" will be held at the East, West and South Exhibition Halls of Tokyo Big Sight from December 30 to 31, 2021. For more information, including circle applications and precautions against COVID-19 infection, please visit the official website. (Tokyo Big Sight photos) Japan, Honshu, Tokyo, Tokyo Waterfront City, Odaiba, Tokyo Big Sight Convention Center Building, 30076412. (Photo by: Dukas/Universal Images Group via Getty Images)
Comic Market Preparation Committee has announced that "Comic Market 99" will be held from December 30 to 31, at East, West, and South Exhibition Halls of Tokyo Big Sight, on August 2, 2021. Due to this announcement, "Comiket Opening" has become a trend on Twitter. "Comic Market (also known as Comiket)" has its "Comiket 98", which was planned on the Golden Week of 2020, canceled, and "Comiket 99", which was planned in December, got delayed to May 2021. After that, it was announced that the May "Comiket 99" was delayed for the second time. On the official website of "Comiket", the preparation committee has commented "There are still various unknown factors remaining and with the high number of infection cases recently, but we have decided to announced that the Comic Market 99 of winter 2021 (hereafter known as 'New99') will be held as there are various preparation periods, such as the circle application period and set-up" together with the new schedule of "Comiket 99". After seeing this announcement, it has received huge feedback as "Comiket Opening" has become a trend on Twitter. Some of the comments from the fans are "So Comiket has been decided. I am quite happy on this", "Comiket has been decided!! I have to finish with the vaccination before that!", "So, Comiket will be held at this year. It has been 2 years... I think there is a limitation on the normal participation and since we are still unsure whether we can return to our hometown or not, so I want to support it", and "Comiket at the end of the year! We are unsure what would happen before that, but it has given me a sufficient meaning of living if I am able to enjoy "that daily life" again." "Comic Market 99" will be held from December 30 to 31, at East, West, and South Exhibition Halls of Tokyo Big Sight. Further information is available on the official website. （Tokyo Big Sight's Photos）Japan, Honshu, Tokyo, Tokyo Waterfront City, Odaiba, Tokyo Big Sight Convention Center Building, 30076412. (Photo by: Dukas/Universal Images Group via Getty Images)
The teaser PV and key visual of the TV anime "Restaurant to Another World 2" have been released. It was also announced that the broadcast will start in October 2021, on TV Tokyo, TV Osaka, and AT-X. "Restaurant to Another World" is based on the fantasy another world "Meshi Tero (Lit. Food Terrorism)" light novel written by Inuzuka Junpei and illustrated by Enami Katsumi. The story takes place in the "Western Restaurant Nekoya" that creates a doorway that connects to various another worlds during the "Special Business" on every Saturday, even though it seems an ordinary restaurant that can be found anywhere in Japan at first glance, and it depicts the once-in-a-lifetime encounter between the "resident of the another world" and the meals. Season 1 was broadcast in 2017. Tenshu(master) of "Western Restaurant Nekoya" along with Aletta and Kuro working at "Western Restaurant Nekoya" can be seen in both the key visual and teaser PV. This will surely hype up the expectation toward the broadcast. "Restaurant to Another World 2" will start broadcasting in October 2021, on TV Tokyo, TV Osaka, and AT-X. Also, prior to the broadcast, the advance screening event with stage greeting featuring Suwabe Junichi (voice of Tenshu), Uesaka Sumire (voice of Aletta), and Onishi Saori (voice of Kuro), will be held on September 11, at 109 Cinemas Futakotomagawa. Detailed information can be found on the designated website. (C)Inuzuka Junpei, Shufunotomo Infos/ "Restaurant to Another World 2" Production Committee
Manga “BLEACH” releases a special episode in the 36&37 joint issue of ‘Weekly Shonen Jump’, which will be released on August 10th. This special episode will mark 20 years since the serialization started.
The information on the anime adaptation of "Summer Time Rendering", the manga that was serialized on "Shounen Jump+" with over 130 million PV, was announced on July 22, the "first day" in the work. The broadcast will be in 2022, and the teaser visual was released together with the introduction of the story. "Summer Time Rendering" is a science-fiction, suspense story about Ajiro Shinpei returning to his hometown, Hitogashima in Wakayama Prefecture as his childhood friend, Kofune Ushio has passed away. This work by Tanaka Yasunori started being serialized on "Shounen Jump+" in October 2017, and together with the final episode on February 1, 2021, the "anime adaptation" and "live action adaptation" were announced, and these announcement had become a trend in Twitter. The first anime teaser visual of this work has been released. It depicts Ajiro Shinpei and Kofune Ushio standing back-to-back with each other with the sea that reminds you of the first summer on the setting of this story, Hitogashima. "Summer Time Rendering" will be broadcast in 2022. ■Introduction "Ushio is dead...." After receiving the obituary of his childhood friend, Kofune Ushio, Ajiro Shinpei returned to his hometown, Hitogashima in Wakayama Prefecture since 2 years. His reunion with his family and friends. The funeral is being held smoothly. However, his best friend Hishigata Sou told Shinpei, "I have some doubts on Ushio's death, there is a possibility that she was murdered." On the next day, the whole family member from a nearby house went missing. At the same time, Shinpei heard about an ominous rumor. "Those who saw a "shadow" that resembles to them, will die. They will be killed by the shadow---!!" Furthermore, Ushio's sister, Mio mentioned "I saw a shadow 3 days before my older sister died"...!? The science-fiction, suspense story that goes across time has started on this small summer island on the Kitan Strait---! (C) Tanaka Yasunori/ Shueisha, Summer Time Rendering Production Committee
Shueisha, which operates the manga magazine app "Shonen Jump +", and Netflix of the world's largest video streaming service "Netflix" established "MILLION TAG" to discover the next generation of star manga artists. It has been announced that the winner's work will be produced as a Netflix anime and will be exclusively streamed worldwide. Comments from Hosono Shuhei, Editor-in-Chief of "Shonen Jump +" and Ohara Kohei, Netflix Anime Producer about the purpose of discovering new talents from Japan and showing them to the world have arrived. "MILLION TAG" is a new manga award held by Shueisha to discover the next generation of star manga artists. The winner is promised a luxurious reward of "Prize 5 million yen", "Shonen Jump + serialization promise", "Comics release", "Anime production", and the six selected manga artists will team up with the editor to tackle the challenges and aim for the championship. With the announcement, "the produced animation will be streamed to the whole world", it became a further scaled-up manga award. The manga artist discovery battle audition program "MILLION TAG", in which six groups of manga artists and editors compete in the final selection of this manga award and aim for the championship, was distributed on the YouTube channel "Jump Channel" from 06:00 P.M. on July 2. The first episode of 8 episodes started with the announcement of new manga artists and editors teaming up. From the real interaction between the manga artists and the editors that takes place after the announcement of the first issue, there is a backside of the creating manga challenge. Please support the fierce battle for victory while enjoying the process new manga artists and their editors challenge to make their talents shine. [Shonen Jump +] Editor-in-Chief Hosono Shuhei] This project is about showing the growing process of new manga artists and editors working together to create manga. I'm happy that the winning work will be streamed on Netflix. I want to find the best new manga artist in Japan, but how can I bring that talent to the world! I think the quality of the anime will definitely be good, so I'm looking forward to making an anime adaptation. [Netflix Anime Producer Ohara Kohei] There is nothing more exciting than finding talented new manga artists and being able to witness them becoming the next generation of star manga artists with the editors. What Netflix can do is to provide the best cypress stage for the beginning of the birth of such a star, and to bring the charm of the winning work to the whole world. May the hot battle of the century unfold in "MILLION TAG"!
August 4 is Hino Satoshi's birthday. Along with being active in dubbing overseas dramas, Hino Satoshi started voicing anime characters and appeared in many titles. In 2021, he appeared in many titles, including "Skate-Leading Stars", "Sailor Moon Eternal", and "Sing a Bit of Harmony". His established Twitter account on April 1 was also a hot topic. Here at Anime!Anime!, to celebrate Hino Satoshi's birthday, we conducted a reader survey entitled "Who is your favorite character played by Hino Satoshi?" We received responses from 312 people during the survey period from July 16 to July 23. The male-female ratio is about 20% for males and about 80% for females. About 40% of the age group were teens, and about 30% were in their 20s. ■ Reliable big brothers are ranked in! 1st place 1st place goes to Rengoku Kyoujurou from "Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba" with an approval rating of about 25%, up from 3rd place last year. The new popularity of Rengoku Kyoujurou comes from the release of "Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba the Movie: Mugen Train". Readers commented on the inspiring character, "This character made me the fan of Hino. This is the first time I have felt that the role and voice are synchronized so well. The reliability, kindness, and warmth of Rengoku-san were conveyed fully thanks to Hino-san's expressiveness.", and "I cried so many times at the movie theater, as it was like the Rengoku's soul had transferred to Hino-san." Famous lines such as "Burn your heart" and "I won’t let anyone here die" are also popular, and many fans have longed for "Just the ideal older friend!". 2nd place 2nd place goes to Kamui from "Gintama" with an approval rating of about 23%, which is the same rank as last year. Readers pointed on the performing of various elements, "I love the gap between his usual cute smiling face and fierce side of the battle-loving when he sees an opponent.", "Hino-san's voice is perfect for Kamui, who has a cute face and is actually scary. Hino-san is too good to give a feeling of indescribable fear!", and "It is a character who shows the greatness of the voice actor because the performance of everyday life and battle scenes are so cool." Some readers commented on memorable lines, "Hino-san's high-pitched voice and the words, 'I'll kill you' matched so well." 3rd place 3rd place goes to Sawamura Daichi from "Haikyu !!" with an approval rating of about 18%, down from last year's top. There were many comments about the reliable captain of the Karasuno High School Volleyball Club, "It seems that voice of Hino-san and the character Sawamura Daichi are intertwined, so you can feel the greatness of him as a captain. He is an ideal captain who is drawing out each person's individuality and scolding exactly when he needs to.", and "It was cool of him that he gathered monster-class friends together and enjoyed volleyball." Characters from top-3 are all based on works of "Weekly Shonen Jump". ■ Let's introduce other comments! For Shinkai Hayato from "Yowamushi Pedal", "The best sprinter in Hakone Academy. It was surprising how he differently plays the usual easy-going Shinkai-san and the serious Shinkai-san who turned into like a 'demon'." About Hairo Kineshi from "The Disastrous Life of Saiki K.", "The character is so hot that you can call him a hot-blooded idiot. It's cute even if he's a little off.", and "Hino's voice fits very well with the hot-blooded person." For Serizawa Nao from "Free!", "Hino-san's gentle voice matches and is the best!", and "I was impressed by the scene of him swimming when he couldn't participate in the match." For Kamo Noritoshi "Jujutsu Kaisen", "He is the next generation owner of the Kamo family, so he is a solid person, but he is a cute one who also has a natural side. Above all, I fell in love with his voice, and I love Kamo-san and Hino-san!" In the 2021 version of the survey, Rengoku Kyoujurou from "Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba" jumped to the top. The movie also broke the Japanese movie box office revenue record, which is probably the reason for the vote. Looking over the top 20, not only anime but also dubbing roles for overseas dramas are ranked in. ■ Overall ranking "Who is your favorite character played by Hino Satoshi? 2021 Edition" 1st place Rengoku Kyoujurou "Kimetsu no Yaiba" 2nd place Kamui "Gintama" 3rd place Sawamura Daichi "Haikyu !!" 4th place Shinkai Hayato "Yowamushi Pedal" 5th place Lan Wang Ji "Mo Dao Zu Shi" (radio drama Japanese dubbed version) 6th place Ainz Ooal Gown "Overlord" 6th place Hairo Kineshi "The Disastrous Life of Saiki K." 8th place Hiraga Saito "Zero no Tsukaima" 9th place Ultraman Titas "Ultraman Taiga" 9th place Serizawa Takashi "Free! Dive to the Future" 11th place Sai "NARUTO" 11th place Sebastian Moran "Moriarty the Patriot" 13th place Kamo Noritoshi "Jujutsu Kaisen" 13th place Sakai Yuji "Shakugan no Shana" 13th place Tohma "AMNESIA" 16th place Emil Necola "Yuri !!! on ICE" 16th place Otto "Ascendance of a Bookworm" 16th place Oliver Queen "ARROW" 16th place Takagi Akito "Bakuman." (Response period: July 16 to July 23, 2021) * This survey is part of a survey of readers' awareness of "current interest in and attention to anime works and characters." Regarding the results, we do not intend to decide the superiority or inferiority of any character or work. We hope that this article will help you to get to know new works and characters, and to deepen your understanding and interest.
Voice actors Namikawa Daisuke and Ishikawa Kaito appeared in "Say You to Yo Asobi (Thu) [Namikawa Daisuke, Ishikawa Kaito] #15", which was broadcast on the "Anime LIVE Channel" of the new future TV "ABEMA" on July 29, 2021. In this episode, Eguchi Takuya and Umehara Yuichiro appeared as guests. Besides that Namikawa and Ishikawa produced the two guests in a tacky way in "Let’s examine if a hot guy is hot no matter what he does!", and they also examined the two, who are unflappable by anything, on the moment when their hearts were touched in a corner, "Where is the deadline for Eguchi and Umehara's hearts were touched?" and more. It had been a long time since Eguchi was the Monday MC of "Say You to Yo Asobi 2nd season" and Umehara hadn't appeared as a guest in 1 year and 9 months. It’s been a long time for both of them to join the show, but started in a relaxed mood; they did a skit with dummy head mikes, talked about an episode of a drinking party with Ishikawa, whom he "knows well". Eguchi and Umehara are currently appearing in the TV animation "TSUKIPRO THE ANIMATION 2", which is also being broadcast on "ABEMA". This anime is set in the entertainment agency TSUKIPRO, TSUKINO TALENT PRODUCTION, and depicts the human drama of the four units that belong to the agency with music full of uniqueness. Eguchi plays as Takamura Shiki and Umehara plays as Murase Dai, both belonging to "SolidS". Eguchi talked about the charm saying, "The interesting thing about this work is that the characters get old every year!" Umehara nodded his head heartily and said, "We can grow old together, can't we?" He talked about the joy of the TSUKIPRO world where you can grow old together with the characters. Eguchi also mentioned that the characters' personalities change as they get older and said, "That's one of the fun parts of acting." He revealed that he enjoyed how the characters grow while acting. The show continued with the "Let’s examine if a hot guy is hot no matter what he does!" corner. In this corner, Namikawa and Ishikawa produce two stylish and cool guests by coordinating their clothes and walk in a tacky way. Namikawa produces Eguchi and Ishikawa produces Umehara. Eguchi and Umehara seemed to be excited about the idea of being produced in a tacky way, saying "I hope they'll break through" and "If we're going to do it." The Ishikawa and Umehara team immediately started coordinating, but Ishikawa struggled with Umehara, who looked good in everything, saying, "He looks good when I put the clothes on. He struggled with the coordination, but "So Tacky Fashion Show: Tacky Collection" began. First of all, Umehara appeared on stage wearing denim with a swan popping out of his pants, looking as hilarious as a comedian. Everyone burst into laughter at the gap. However, Namikawa and Eguchi immediately accepted it and said, "That's nice." and "How can I say? Isn't he cool?", which was an unexpected reaction. Ishikawa, the producer of tacky fashion, was frustrated, saying "It looks good on you" and "I couldn't hide how cool he is." The Namikawa and Eguchi team followed, wearing red pants, rose-patterned shirts, and frilly heart aprons, which makes it look eccentric. As Eguchi walked down the runway in a joyful mood, they praised him saying, "Doesn't this look like a fashion show?" and "On the contrary, he looks like wearing a high brand." However, when Eguchi returned to the studio, he unexpectedly changed his mind, saying, "It's very different being here," and "It's gotta be a runway," which was a turnover. As a result, the Namikawa and Eguchi team ended up with an overwhelming victory. Umehara, who had just devoted himself, said masochistically, "I’m the one who did the dirty work," which made the studio once again filled with laughter. The four enjoyed the corner "Where is the deadline for Eguchi and Umehara's hearts were touched?," which was to find out the moment when the unflappable Eguchi and Umehara's hearts were touched by questions including "A random restaurant tastes really good," "Winning 5,000 yen with a scratch card," and "The costume provided is a bathing suit." Looking back on the 90-minute live broadcast, Umehara said, "This is the most fun I've had this year," indicating that they had enjoyed a stimulating night out. At the end of the show, it was announced that Ishiya Haruki would appear as a guest next time on August 5, which made the audience look forward to what kind of night out they would have next time. In addition, "Say You to Yo Asobi" is currently running a special program titled "Overcome the Summer Heat! Do Your Best With Energy." Two episodes from each day of the week from the previous episodes of "Say You to Yo Asobi 2021" are being streamed free of charge for one week. From Thursday's episode, "#6", a fashion collab challenge, and "#11", a bungee jumping challenge, are being streamed for free, so take this opportunity to check them out. ["Anime LIVE Channel" / "Say You to Yo Asobi Thu [Namikawa Daisuke x Ishikawa Kaito] #15"] Broadcast on Thursday, July 29, 2021 Cast (honorifics omitted): Namikawa Daisuke, Ishikawa Kaito, Eguchi Takuya (guest), Umehara Yuichiro (guest) *The program will be available only on "ABEMA Premium*."
The additional cast members and characters information of the TV anime "Platinum End" (will be released October 2021) have been announced. Maeda Kaori is the voice of Yamada Mimi and Chiba Shouya is the voice of Minamikawa Mizukiyo. "Platinum End" is the latest work of Ohba Tsugumi (story) and Obata Takeshi (Illustration), who produced "DEATH NOTE" and "Bakuman". After losing his parent in an accident, Kakehashi Mirai is facing harsh life at his relative’s house and when he decided to jump off a building, he encounters the single-winged angel, and this marks the start of this dark story. Two additional cast members were announced. Maeda Kaori, known for her role as Nice Nature from "Uma Musume Pretty Derby", is the voice of Yamada Mimi, who is working as a reader model for "Misrin". Chiba Shouya, known for his role as Shinei Nouzen from "86", is the voice of Minamikawa Mizukiyo, who is attending an elite school. "Platinum End" will be broadcast on October 7, on TBS and other channels. Yamada Mimi, voice by Maeda Kaori I'm Maeda Kaori, who will be voicing Yamada Mimi! She is quite an intensive character from her appearance scene, and it makes me wonder how should I voiced her. As I will attend the recording with all I have, please look forward to it! I'm also looking forward to the broadcast as this will be a work where you can't get your eye off the curious story development! Minamikawa Mizukiyo, voiced by Chiba Shouya I'm glad that I got a role in this work. There are various lines that make my heart ache when reading it. As there are various characters with strong convictions and beliefs, the view from the relaxed Minamikawa is quite rare, so I will be enjoying voicing him! ■Broadcast Information Broadcast starts in October 2021, on TBS, BS11, and other channels TBS 1:28 AM~ on October 7 (Thursday) BS11 11:30 AM~ on October 8 (Friday) ※The broadcast time might change ※A total of 24 episodes broadcast in 2 cours consecutively ■Cast Members Kakehashi Mirai: Irino Miyu Nasse: Ogura Yui Hanakago Saki: M・A・O Revel: Hanae Natsuki Mukaidou Nanato: Morikawa Toshiyuki Baret: Kayano Ai Uryuu Kanade: Ishikawa Kaito Meyza: Inoue Kikuko Sokotani Hajime: Maeno Tomoaki Balta: Midorikawa Hikaru Yamada Mimi: Maeda Kaoru Minamikawa Mizukiyo: Chiba Shouya ■Staff Original Work: Ohba Tsugumi, Obata Takeshi (Shueisha Jump Comic Publishing) 1st Series Director: Takahashi Hideya 2nd Series Director: Kise Kazuchika Character Design: Ohya Kouji Series Composition: Inozume Shinichi Background Art: Kusanagi Art Setting: Narita Hideyasu (Kusanagi) Color Setting: Ikeda Ayumi CG Director: Ikeda Masanori (Digital Frontier) Sound Director: Hamano Takatoshi Music Production: Magic Capsule Editor: Ueno Yusuke (IMAGICA Entertainment Media Service) Music: Tokuda Masahiro Animation Production: Signal. MD
The police comedy “Police in a Pod”, in which Wakayama Shion and Ishikawa Yui will play police officer tags, will receive the TV anime adaption in 2022. The teaser visual and PV were revealed together with the announcement. The comments from the staff and casts have arrived as well. The original work of “Police in a Pod” is the manga by Yasu Miko, which is currently serialized in Kodansha “Morning”. The series sale marked 2.3 million copies , and the TV drama adaptation has been started in July 2021. A new police officer Kawai Mai, who hopes to quit her job due to heavy work, and the former elite of the police department Fuji Seiko, who graduated from the police academy with the best grades, forms a tag and will perform job comedy that makes the audience laugh, surprise, and cry. Together with the announcement o the n “Police in a Pod” TV anime adaption, the teaser visual and PV were released. The visual depicts Kawai Mai and Fuji Seiko bowing toward the viewers, and PV shows the encounter of those two. The illustration from the Yasu Miko and cast & staff comments have arrived. TV anime “Police in a Pod” is scheduled in 2022. Anime Commemoration Illustration from the original author, Yasu Miko Wakayama Shion/Kawai Mai My name is Wakayama Shion, and I will be playing Kawai Mai this time. While it is a pleasure for me to play the favorite character of my favorite manga, I'm under big pressure. To deliver the charm of Kawai, who is reckless and slow, but sharp minds and senses, I will do my best so please look at an ordinary life at Machiyama Police Station. Ishikawa Yui/Fuji Seiko This is the theme that picks up the police officers, who always work for the safety of us and our cities. I participated in the audition by thinking, “I can support them in some way”, because I have an experience of being helped by the police officers. Fuji, the role I play, is the former elite of the police department, and is called “Miss Perfect” ...but has a lot of points that should be corrected. I want to perform the daily life of police officers filled with honest comments with laughter and coolness. I want to make it appealing, together with Wakayama Shion (Kawai)! Director Satou Yuuzou The live-action drama is already on air , and the anime adaptation “Police in a Pod” is finally will be released Please watch the anime. This is the diary of police officers at the special workplace of the police station, with a reckless, new police officer Kawai will be trained (?) and that is so cute (?). Even a police officer is an ordinary girl if she takes off her uniform, and I am certain that you will support Kawai, who experiences something unique even for police officers. Series Structure; Kingetsu Ryuunosuke Never draws out something necessary, and don’t add anything unnecessary... Please look for pure 100% “Police in a Pod”. I could see Yasu-sensei every week for the script meetings and even could listen background episodes... It was a wonderful experience for her manga fan! Character Design: Tsuchiya Kei TV anime “Police in a Pod” is announced! This story is full of human stories, from funny to dramatic stories. To produce the anime that allows voice actors to perform properly, anime staff studio is cooperating entirely. Please look forward to “Police in a Pod”. ■ “Police in a Pod” ●Broadcast Information Scheduled in 2022 ●Staff Original Author: Yasu Miko (Serialized on Kodansha “Morning”) Director: Satou Yuuji Series Structure: Kingetsu Ryuunosuke Character Design: Tsuchiya Kei Animation Production MADHOUSE ●Casts Kawai Mai: Wakayama Shion Fuji Seiko: Ishikawa Yui ※Please check out the official website and Twitter account to receive special illustration by Yasu Miko on the colored papers with autographs and a name of your request to 5 applicants. © Yasu Miko, Kodansha/Police in a Pod Production Committee
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.
The Anime adaptation of the silly cute FemBL "Fucked by My Best Friend" released a promo video with two versions. Shion and Rui are an amazing pick-up artist team with a success rate of 100. But one day, Shion was drugged by a mysterious lady, and a few hours later, he wakes up to find himself transformed into a woman's body. Rui, who comes to check on Shion, see's him in a woman's body and his male switch turns on. He hits on her(him) without knowing it's Shion, and... Two promo videos, each narrated by Chihaya Rui (voice: Furukawa Makoto) and Chihara Shion (voice: Yamamoto Kazuomi) have been released. Let's enjoy a bit of Rui's hot voice, Shion's Male and Female voice. It was also announced that the anime will be broadcast on BS11, so we can watch "Fucked by My Best Friend" anime all over Japan. The on-air version short anime of "Fucked by My Best Friend" is scheduled to be broadcast on Tokyo MX and BS11 on April 4, 2021. The premium version, which depicts the "graphic" scenes, will also be streamed from the same day. "Fucked by My Best Friend" Anime Broadcast/Streaming Information
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.