「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.
"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 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.
From "Gin Tama The Semi-Final", the prequel of the movie "Gin Tama The Final", the synopsis, preceding cutscenes, and trailer of the 1st episode "Yorozuya-hen 'You should not brag without considering the consequences (provisional translation)'" have been revealed. It will be distributed from January 15 exclusively on 'dTV'. "Gin Tama The Semi-Final" consists of two episodes, which are set in the world two years after the worst-ever decisive battle that involved the entire universe. In the 1st episode, when Gintoki is back in Edo and runs into Shinpachi who succeeded Yorozuya, he wears a mask right away and calls himself Fundoshi Mask. Shinpachi was attacked by an unknown group led by Shachi, a prisoner manga artist that respects Gintoki as Aniki. On the other hand, Katsura, also known as Donald Zuramp and the first prime minister, was assaulted... In "Yorozuya-hen 'You should not brag without considering the consequences (provisional translation)'", you can also enjoy the appearance of the familiar Kabuki Chou characters including Hijikata and Okita, and Kagura who has gained a secret skill to manipulate the age. Although it is a prequel of the movie, it is full of "Gin Tama" style that never leaves jokes behind, which will let you enjoy before watching the movie. Furthermore, the 2nd period of the collaboration between "Gin Tama The Semi-Final", "Gin Tama The Final", and Tower Records Cafe will be launched on January 8. During the 2nd period, the original gifts and collaboration menu featuring the visuals from "Gin Tama The Semi-Final" will be offered. Inside the cafe, main visual and huge tapestry of Gintoki and other characters will be displayed. Please follow the information of it along with "Gin Tama The Semi-Final" and "Gin Tama The Final". (C)Sorachi Hideaki / Shueisha, TV Tokyo, Dentsu, BNP Aniplex
The screening event of works by director Oshii Mamoru "GG Film Festival", which was scheduled for January and February 2021, has been postponed because of the current spread of the novel coronavirus infection. The "GG Film Festival" is an event where Oshii's works that have left their mark on the history of film and anime are screened at theaters across Japan, starting with "Vlad Love", a completely new anime by general director Oshii Mamoru and director Nishimura Junji. The works to be shown are "Urusei Yatsura 2: Beautiful Dreamer", "Patlabor: The Movie", "Ghost in the Shell", "Human Wolf JIN-ROH", and "Vlad Love" episodes 2-4. In addition, an interview video of Oshii Mamoru, which can only be seen at this film festival, an original program limited to the "GG Film Festival", and a storyboard of "Vlad Love" with a copy of director Oshii Mamoru and Nishimura Junji (random), original A4 clear folder and other luxurious bonuses were also announced. Regarding the postponement of the event, "Unfortunately, due to various reasons, we have decided to postpone it due to the impact of the current spread of the novel coronavirus infection. We deeply apologize to everyone who was looking forward to the 'GG Film Festival'." If it will be held after the postponement, the schedule will be announced on the official website of "Vlad Love".
The voting of the "Anime Fan Award" under “Anime of the Year Category" of the international animation movie festival "Tokyo Anime Award Festival 2021" (To be held on March 12 - March 15, 2021) has been started from noon, January 6, 2021. "Anime Fan Award" under "Anime of the Year Category" of "Tokyo Anime Award Festival 2021" (known as TAAF2021) is a project to determine the top of the 457 works that were broadcasted/ screened in 2020 (October 1, 2019 - September 30, 2020). The "Best 100 chosen by everyone" (consists of 100 works; 80 TV works and 20 movies) that was chosen by fans, will be voted again by the fans and this will decide the winner of the "Anime Fan Award" that was loved by most of the fans in 2002. The previous winners are "Danball Senki Wars" (TAAF2014), "Tiger & Bunny: The Rising" (TAAF2015), "Gintama" (TAAF2016)", "Yuri!!! on ICE" (TAAF2017), "Yuri!!! on ICE" (TAAF2018), "BANANA FISH"(TAAF2019)", and "Uta no Prince Sama Maji Love Kingdom, The Movie" (TAAF2020). Do look forward to winner of "Anime Fan Award". Detailed information is available on "TAAF2021" official website. [Article from Anime! Anime! Biz/ animeanime.biz]
From "Evangelion", "Eva's New Year's" will be held at Toei Uzumasa Movie Village. In the new attraction, "Evangelion Kyoto Base", a giant votive picture with an original illustration about 3 meters high and 5 meters wide will be displayed, and various events will be held. In the "Eva's New Year's" event, a giant votive picture with a height of about 3 meters and a width of about 5 meters will be displayed from New Year's Day, with a motif of the Chinese zodiac sign of the ox and a newly drawn illustration of five characters from Evangelion (from left to right, Kaworu, Rei, Shinji, Asuka, and Mari), wishing for good health and good luck in the New Year. To celebrate the New Year, "Yuru-Shito" and "Kachintalion" will come to the shrine and serve sweet sake made from rice koji to the first 100 people. In addition, "Evatchi," a collaboration of the toy "Tamagotchi" and Evangelion, will be on special sale, and many new goods with original illustrations will also be available. Also, the opening period of the stamp rally has been extended. Toei Uzumasa Film Village "Eva's New Year" will be held from January 1, 2021. (C) Color
"Shounen Jump+", the manga application managed by Shueisha Inc., has announced the new manga awards "MILLION TAG" to search for the next generation star manga artist. Other than the prize money, it will also come with a side prize, including being serialized on "Shounen Jump+" and a definite promise of an anime production. Moreover, the judging process can be seen on the streaming program, making it an unprecedented manga award.
As Shueisha is searching for the next generation star manga artist, "MILLION TAG" will be held in an unprecedented method, where the 6 candidates that had passed the preliminary team up with the editors and challenge the given task with the judging process being streamed online.
The candidates will challenge 4 tasks throughout the 3 months period while receiving support from the editors, which had paired up, from various editorial departments that handled various popular works, including "SPYxFAMILY".
The judges for each task are the head editor of "Shounen Jump+", Hosono Shuhei, and other guest judges from various genres.
The winner (1 person) will be given 5 million JPY and "Definite Promise for the serialization on Shounen Jump+, Release of Comic, and Anime Production (Equivalent to 1 chapter)".
The appearance and process of the candidates showing off their talent with the support of the proud editors of Shueisha while they struggle to take the first place in each task can be seen on the manga artist searching battle audition program "MILLION TAG". The program is scheduled to be streamed on the YouTube "Jump Channel" from June 25, 2021, with 8 episodes.
The recruitment for the challenger has started on December 22. Detailed information can be found on the special website.
Kirioka Sana's original manga "Taisho Otome Otogi Banashi" (大正処女御伽話) will be adapted into a TV anime in the fall of 2021 as "Taishou Otome Otogi Banashi" (大正オトメ御伽話 the same name but different kanji). The main character, Shima Tamahiko, will be played by Kobayashi Yuusuke, known for his role as Natsuki Subaru in "Re: Zero - Starting Life in Another World", and the heroine, Tachibana Yuzuki, played by Aizawa Saya. The key visual, staff information, and comments from the original author have also arrived. The original story of "Taisho Otome Otogi Banashi" is a comic by Kirioka Sana, which was serialized in "Jump SQ." from August 2015 to October 2017. It won the 7th place in the "Tsugi ni Kuru Manga Taisho 2017" and the 5th place in the "Animeka Shitehoshii Manga Ranking 2018". The time is Taisho. Tamahiko, a young man, is sick of everything in this world due to an accident, and has become a "pessimist". One day, a girl named Yuzuki comes to see him... Set in Japan a hundred years ago, the nostalgic worldview depicts a gentle but weighty love story and human drama. The key visual, cast, and staff information have also been released. Kobayashi Yuusuke will play the main character, Shima Tamahiko, and Aizawa Saya will play the heroine, Tachibana Yuzuki. The anime is directed by Hatori Jun (assistant director of "Kamiwaza Wanda") and written by Fukuda Hiroko (scriptwriter of "Paccolorin" and "Kiratto Pri ☆ Chan"), with character designs by Watanabe Miyuki who did "Kamiwaza Wanda" (character design) and "The 8th Son? Are You Kidding Me?" (assistant chief animation director), and SynergySP will be in charge of production. The TV anime "Taisho Otome Otogi Banashi" will start airing in the fall of 2021. ＜Below is the full text of the comments.> Original Author: Kirioka Sana The story "Taisho Otome Otogi Banashi", which started in 1921, will be animated in 2021, exactly 100 years later! This is thanks to all of you! (Thank you very, very much!) I hope you'll be able to see Yuzu and her friends moving colorfully, talking and singing in the anime, and that you'll find a new charm that's different from the manga. Please look forward to it! (C) Kirioka Sana/Shueisha, Taisho Otome Otogi Banashi Production Committee
The ocean adventure, revolving around the titular treasure, "One Piece", written by Oda Eiichiro, has reached its 1,000th chapter. As a commemoration of this, it has been announced that Issue 3/4 (to be released on December 21, 2020) and 5/6 (to be released on January 4, 2021) will be gorgeous special editions. The connecting cover art of the two issues is titled "Rensaijin Kakioroshi! Jigou to Tsunagaru My Favorite One Piece Chara Daishuugou Hyoushi" (Illustrations by Jump manga artists! Cover art of characters from One Piece). With Luffy in the center, each Jump manga artist will draw their favorite "One Piece" character together with the protagonists of their own manga. Shimabukuro Mitsutoshi has drawn "Gaimon", Horikoshi Kouhei of "My Hero Academia" has drawn "Don Krieg", and Boichi of "Dr. STONE" has drawn "Ace". Let's look forward to seeing which character each manga artist has drawn. The two issues will also come with magazine inserts of posters that connect to become the largest Jump insert, "One Piece 1,000 Logs Poster". When connected, they become a super large size of 847mm × 620mm, which lets you enjoy the original illustration by Oda Eiichiro on an intense scale. On the backside are a collection of all "Figuarts ZERO" series figures and a look back on the famous scenes and the story so far. There will also be a spinoff manga in collaboration with "Food Wars!: Shokugeki no Soma", titled "Shokugeki no Sanji". "One Piece", which started its serialization in July 1997, has reached its 999th chapter in "Weekly Shonen Jump" Issue 3/4 (currently in stores) and will reach chapter 1,000 in the next issue. "Weekly Shonen Jump" Issue 3/4 is currently on sale. (C) Weekly Shonen Jump 2021 Issue 3/4 / Shueisha (C) Oda Eiichiro / Shueisha
"Chainsaw Man", which is currently serialized in "Weekly Shonen Jump", has been given a TV anime adaptation by MAPPA. Along with this announcement, a teaser visual and comments from the author, Fujimoto Tatsuki", and MAPPA have been released.
"Chainsaw Man" is serialized in "Weekly Shonen Jump" by Fujimoto Tatsuki, the author of "Fire Punch". The popular series has a circulation of 5 million copies, including e-books.
Denji lives a poor life, working as a devil hunter to repay his parents' debts. When he was betrayed and killed, he made a contract with Pochita, the "chainsaw devil" with who he lived together. The dark hero action begins with him being resurrected with a devil's heart as "Chainsaw Man".
On receiving an anime adaptation, Fujimoto said, "Chainsaw Man is like a knockoff of Dorohedoro and Jujutsu Kaisen. Is the anime studio that created those anime really making an anime out of Chainsaw Man?!".
MAPPA also released a comment saying, "We put our pride in creating the best animation to deliver the "Chainsaw Man" anime, which fans all over the world have been waiting for."
Let's look forward to further announcements.
The "BL" rakugo entertainment show, "Bokurateki ni wa Risou no Rakugo" (a.k.a. BokuLaku), cast members, including Nakajima Yoshiki and Itou Kento, commented on the show, in advance of the broadcast from January 6, 2021.
"BokuLaku" is a new-style BL rakugo entertainment in which male voice actors pair up and perform rakugo while interacting with each other.
*"rakugo" is a form of Japanese verbal entertainment in which a single performer depicts the difference between several characters through how they speak.
The cast members of the show are Nakajima Yoshiki, Itou Kento, Tsuchida Reo, Sakakibara Yuuki, TAISEI (G.U.M.), Tsuyuguchi Yuuto, Ayakiri Takuya, Terumi, Sugie Masahiro, and Yoshida Taiki.
"Bokurateki ni wa Risou no Rakugo" started on January 6, on TOKYO MX from 10:30 p.m.
TV anime "SHAMAN KING" will start from Apr. 2021 and the additional characters and their casts have been released this time.
"SHAMAN KING" is the story of Asakura You, a shaman who can communicate with gods and spirits, applying for the competition held once in 500 years called "Shaman Fight" to become a "shaman king", the king of the planet.
The original manga by Takei Hiroyuki is currently serialized in "Shonen Magazine Edge" as a new chapter titled "SHAMAN KING THE SUPER STAR".
The characters revealed this time included Horohoro, a shaman who moved to central Japan from Hokkaido for Shaman Fight, and his partner Kororo, a spirit of ice and land.
Ueda Yuuji will play Horohoro and Nakajima Megumi will play Kororo. The comments from the casts have arrived as well.
TV anime "SHAMAN KING" will start from Apr. 2021.
Furukawa Makoto's photobook "Douraku", which was released in February 2020, is now available as an e-book. Purchases can be made at various e-book stores. This book was published to celebrate Furukawa Makoto turning 30 years old. To capture his charm at its prime not only as a voice actor but also as a man, the photo session was held at his request for 3 days in early autumn Hokkaido . The photobook is like a road movie set in Sapporo, Otaru, and Asahikawa, presenting Furukawa as himself. It also features sexy photos that he has never shown before. Furukawa Makoto's photobook "Douraku" is priced at 3,000 JPY (tax excluded). The e-books will be available at various e-book stores.
January 6 is Yashiro Taku-san's birthday. Yashiro Taku-san debuted as a voice actor in the 2010s. He won Best Rookie Actors at 12th Seiyu Awards. He voiced in "Yu-Gi-Oh! Sevens", "Kakushigoto", and other titles in 2020. He served as Kyomaf Okoshiyasu Ambassador for Kyoto International Manga Anime Fair 2020. He will play in "Project Scard", "Show by Rock!! Stars!!", and other titles in 2021 as well. So, here at Anime!Anime!, to celebrate his birthday, we conducted the reader survey titled 'Who is your favorite character voiced by Yashiro Taku?'. During the survey period from December 15 to 22, a total of 71 responses were received. For the gender ratio, the females are the majority with about 65% while the males are about 35%. For the age distribution, we received the majority of responses from the readers of younger ages: about 40% are from minors, and 30% are in their twenties. ■Idol characters dominated the top 3! 1st place 1st place went to Kashiwagi Tsubasa from "The Idolmaster SideM" following the last year. The support rating is about 24%. Kashiwagi Tsubasa is an idol who used to be a pilot. The comments are 'He has been playing reliable male characters, but his playing laid-back type character like Kashiwagi Tsubasa is astounding. When I was at a live performance, I felt as if Kashiwagi Tsubasa had been there', 'Tsubasa's slow and high-tone voice is so cute!', and 'His calming voice is very healing. I feel Yashiro-san thinks Tsubasa is a cute boy as well'. His gentle and laid-back personality attracts many fans. 2nd place 2nd place went to Yuki Subaru from "Aikatsu Stars!". The support rating is about 10%, and he got higher ranks than 6th place last year. Yuki Subaru is a member of an idol unit M4. The comments include 'Subaru-kun's prince-like atmosphere matches Yashiro-kun, which is very cool. His singing at "5th Festival!!" was great'. His live-performance attracts the fans as well as playing in the anime, so does his passionate personality which he sometimes reveals. 3rd place 3rd place went to Juuouin Kakeru from 'King of Prism' Series. The support rating is about 7%. He got lower rank than 2nd place in the last year, but still maintained the top 3. He usually behaves like a playboy, but he is a successor of zaibatsu. The comments are 'He looks like a playboy, but I like that he is attentive to the people around him', and 'Although he is not supposed to stand out as an idol as a successor of zaibatsu, he tries to meet expectations from others, which is cool.' The fans think highly of his being serious sometimes. ■Let's introduce other comments!! For Vulcan Joseph "Fire Force". 'He is reliable and cool to support Company 8, but I also like when he becomes a difficult person as a mechanical geek!'. Iskahn from "Sword Art Online: Alicization – War of Underworld". 'He is an enemy character, but he is cool as a typical protagonist.' For Teramitsu Haruhi from 'B-Project' Series. 'No one else but Yashiro-san can play Haruhi-kun who is cheerful and likes his brother very much. I enjoyed his singing and voicing through the single and drama CD this year.' For Brown Bess from "The Thousand Noble Musketeers". 'He must be noble! His sweet-n-sour aspect is also cute. Congratulations on coming back as a social game!' Some fans voted for the title whose latest game will be released. In the survey 2021, idol characters dominated the top 3. Many fans commented about live-performances, saying they are attracted by his singing. ■Ranking Top 10 'Who is your favorite character voiced by Yashiro Taku? 2021' 1. Kashiwagi Tsubasa "The Idolmaster SideM" 2. Yuki Subaru "Aikatsu Stars!" 3. Juuouin Kakeru 'King of Prism' Series 4. Azuma Naoto / Tiger Mask "Tiger Mask W" 4. Shiji Aogu "Kakushigoto" 4. Vulcan Joseph "Fire Force" 7. Kamijo "Luke" Tatsuhisa "Yu-Gi-Oh! Sevens" 7. Brown Bess "The Thousand Noble Musketeers" 9. Iskahn "Sword Art Online: Alicization – War of Underworld" 9. Teramitsu Haruhi 'B-Project' Series 9. Buzen Gou "Touken Ranbu -Online-" 9. Maki Keita "Stand My Heroes" （Survey Period: December 15 - 22, 2020)
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.