「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 science-fiction movie "Terminator" will be animated as a Netflix original animated series. Production I.G will be in charge of the animation production. This was announced by Netflix with the American film production company Skydance, and will be the first animated adaptation of "Terminator". The film will be executive produced by Mattson Tomlin of Netflix's "Project Power" and "The Batman" films, and the animation will be produced by Production I.G, which signed a comprehensive business partnership with Netflix in 2018 for "Ghost in the Shell" and "B:The Beginning". Upon the decision to produce the film, Ishikawa Mitsuhisa, President of Production I.G, said, "When I asked Oshii Mamoru, who I've known for a long time, what he thought about the idea of making an animated version of 'Terminator,' he said, 'Ishikawa-san, are you insane? This convinced me that I should do "Terminator". We look forward to hearing more from him. ＜The following is the full text of his comments. Executive Producer: Mattson Tomlin I'm honored that Netflix and Skydance have given me the opportunity to work on Terminator. [Ishikawa Mitsuhisa, President of Production I.G When I asked Oshii Mamoru, who I've known for a long time, what he thought about the idea of making an animated version of Terminator, he said, "Ishikawa, are you insane?" The staff at Production I.G. will put their heart and soul into making this film. Please look forward to it! John Derderian, Vice President of Content (Japan/Animation), Netflix The Terminator is one of the most iconic science fiction films ever created and is still loved by many fans today. This new animated series will explore the world of "Terminator" as you have never seen it before. We can't wait to bring the next story of the epic battle between machines and humans to our fans.
Originating from the novel publishing website "Shosetsuka ni Naro", "The Eminence in Shadow" will be adapted into an anime. The anime will bear the same name of the original work, which is a light novel written by Aizawa Daisuke. The novel has won 1st place in the "2019 New Light Novel General Election" under the category of New Literature, in the Books Division, selling a total of 1 million copies. The protagonist Sid has always been obsessed with the idea of being an "eminence in shadow", not the protagonist neither the last boss, but a mob character who hides his true power, and secretly influences the story from the shadows. He gets the chance to re-enact his fantasy after being reincarnating in a different world. By the use of his overactive imagination, Sid in jest creates an imaginary evil organization to fight against, and subordinate girls who worship him. However, unbeknownst to him, he somehow becomes the actual eminence in the shadow, and his fabricated fantasies turns out be real. Sid must now lead the "Shadow Garden" which will destroy the darkness of the world. The voice cast, broadcast and other information regarding the TV adaptation of "The Eminence in Shadow" will be announced in the future. (c)Daisuke Aizawa Illustration: Touzai
The anime adaptation of "In the Land of Leadale", the elf fantasy from "Shoukatsuka ni Narou" has been decided. The comments from the original author "Ceez" and illustrations from the illustrator "Tenmaso" and manga artist "Tsukimi Dashio" have been revealed.
"In the Land of Leadale" is a light novel from "Shouketsuka ni Narou" that is being published by Famitsu Bunko and the author is "Ceez" while the illustrator is "Tenmaso".
The young girl, "Kagami Keina", who lost her life due to the failure of the life-supporting system, reincarnated as the high elf "Kena" in the 200 years after "Leadale", the VRMMORPG that she played. This light novel is an elf fantasy where she travel in the new world.
Information such as the broadcast period and staff information are yet to be announced, so do look forward to future announcements.
"Ore, Tsushima (I'm Tsushima)" will become an anime adaptation in the summer of 2021. It is written by Opuu no Kyodai, and depicts cats' daily life and funny, moving episodes. Along with the news, the key visual featuring the protagonist 'Tsushima' has been released, and the cast, including Otsuka Akio and Tanaka Mayumi, has been announced.
This work is based on the comic with the same title, which was released on Twitter in July 2017, and total copies of which exceeded 420,000.
'Ojii-chan (the meaning is "grandfather / old man", but actually the character is a woman)' who likes cats meets a cat that can speak(?). The name of the cat with a bad attitude is 'Tsushima', and he used to be a stray cat. The story follows Tsushima living with 'Zun-neesan', who came to Ojii-chan's house before, 'Cha', who is spoiled and coward, and 'Osamu', who is a loner and strolling around the area.
The cast will be Otsuka Akio and Tanaka Mayumi. Otsuka will play a brown tabby cat 'Tsushima', and Tanaka will play 'Ojii-chan'. They also left some comments full of love for 'Tsushima'.
Aoki Jun, known for "Pop Team Epic", will be in charge of the director and scenario writer, and Fanworks, known for "Sumikko Gurashi The Movie - The Pop-up Book and the Secret Child", will handle the animation production.
"Ore, Tsushima" will be on air from the summer of 2021.
Adapted as a Netflix original anime, "High-Rise Invasion", is set to premiere world-wide on Feb. 25, 2021. In celebration, the first 3 volumes of the original manga in which the series is based off will be available for free on "Magapoke". "High-Rise Invasion" is a mystery-suspense manga written by the creator of "Ajin", Miura Tsuina and illustrated by Oba Takahiro. Suddenly transported from school to a world made of swarms of skyscrapers, the plot focuses on protagonist Honjo Yuri and her friends fighting against mysterious masked foes. The sequel of the manga, "High-Rise Invasion Arrive" is currently being serialized on "Magapoke". Celebrating the anime adaptation, the first 3 volumes of the original manga is available for free. All the volumes from the 3rd volume onwards, are also being sold for half the price. It's a great opportunity to recap the series' story. The free volumes viewing and half price discounts of "High-Rise Invasion" will start from Mar. 10, 2021 on "Magapoke".
"Special Feature on Kyogoku & Sonoko " is being held for a limited time from February 15, 2021, in "Detective Conan Official Application", which is filled with all the information of "Detective Conan". This article will feature the episode starring Kyogoku Makoto and Suzuki Sonoko. One chapter can be read for free daily in the application. One of the selected episodes is "Sonoko's Red Handkerchief" that is included in volume 52 of the manga. Conan and co. arrived at the shooting location of the continuous TV drama "Fuyu no Momiji" (Winter's Maple), then they encounter a guy called "Hozomi", the AD (assistant director) of the drama in the mountain... Other than this, the other 3 selected episodes are "The Suspect is Makoto Kyogoku" from volume 81, "Kaitou Kid VS Makoto Kyogoku" from volume 82, and "Makoto Kyogoku the Understudy" from Volume 96 and 97. "Kyogoku & Sonoko Featured Article vol.2" is being held in Detective Conan Official Application until March 14. (C) Aoyama Gosho/ Shogakukan (c) CYBIRD
It has been announced that the total number of copies of the 23 volumes of the manga "Demon Slayer： Kimetsu no Yaiba" has surpassed 150 million, including electronic versions. In addition, it has been decided that two books, "Demon Slayer： Kimetsu no Yaiba Coloring Book - Red" and "Demon Slayer： Kimetsu no Yaiba Coloring Book - Blue" will be released simultaneously on March 4 as the first coloring books using the original illustrations. The "Demon Slayer： Kimetsu no Yaiba" will finish in the 2020 24th issue of "Weekly Shonen Jump" on May 18, and the publication of the book ended with the release of volume 23 on December 4, 2020. Even after the book's conclusion, it has continued to be popular thanks to the TV anime that aired from April to September 2019, as well as its sequel, "Demon Slayer: KImetsu no Yaiba- Movie Infinity Train," which was a huge hit. In addition, it has been learned that "Demon Slayer： Kimetsu no Yaiba Coloring Book - Red" and "Demon Slayer： Kimetsu no Yaiba Coloring Book - Blue" will be released simultaneously on March 4 as the first coloring books using the original illustrations by Gotouge Koyoharu. Each book contains 36 illustrations you can color in that faithfully reproduce the atmosphere of the original, making it a "worthy" coloring experience that can be enjoyed by children and adults alike. Some of the pages can be torn out as they have perforations. The back of the cover is a "special poster" with a color illustration of the book, which is sure to attract fans' attention. To commemorate the release of "Demon Slayer： Kimetsu no Yaiba Coloring Book - Red" and "Demon Slayer： Kimetsu no Yaiba Coloring Book - Blue", a "Demon Slayer Coloring Contest" will be held by either posting entries on Instagram or by mail. In addition, "Demon Slayer x Coupy Pencil", a set of 12 coupy pencils that match the images of the characters, will be released on March 12 as original goods. This autumn, the first exhibition of the original drawings of "Demon Slayer： Kimetsu no Yaiba" is scheduled to be held, so keep an eye on "Demon Slayer： Kimetsu no Yaiba" for the future. (C) Gotouge Koyoharu/Shueisha
The manga magazine application "Shounen Jump+" has created the first one-of-a-kind manga award called "Shounen Jump+ Working Manga Award". The purpose is to discover the next popular work with the "Working" theme, following after "Spy X Family" and "Eren the Southpaw". The theme for "Shounen Jump+ Working Manga Award" is "Working", which is also the first theme in the history of the manga magazine application. There are various popular works from "Shounen Jump+", where the main protagonist is focusing on his job, such as "Spy X Family", which has exceeded 1 million copies in circulation on the manga's first print, and "Eren the Southpaw" that had gotten a TV drama adaptation. Thus, this manga award was created to discover the next generation "Working manga". The application for "Shounen Jump+ Working Manga Award" is open from February 4 to April 30, 2021, at the designated webpage. There is no restriction on the application. (C) Endou Tatsuya/ Shueisha
The cover of "TV Guide VOICE STARS Dandyism vol.2" (release date: March 8, 2021), a magazine that features adults voice actors, starring Kamiya Hiroshi on the cover has been released. The contents of the magazine have been announced as well. The cover of the magazine is Kamiya Hiroshi, a voice actor who is still active in his job that has a unique presence with a career length of 25 years since his debut in 1994. The grand article titled "Only One, Kamiya Hiroshi" boosts a total of 20 pages that features the stylish portrait photos of him in the suite room of a high-end hotel, a talk about this 7th single "BRAND NEW WAY" that will be released on March 24, and others. It also features a 10,000 words interview that focuses on his motivation to be the only one. The 2nd article is continued from the previous issue, "Sequel, The aesthetics guys" which touch on the policy of the adult voice actors. The featured voice actors are Yasumoto Hiroki (known as the MC for "Say You to Yoasobi" (ABEMA), etc.), Taniyama Kishow & Morikubo Showtaro (featured in music entertainment "ParaHos"), Yoshino Hiroyuki (1st album "Katashigure" has been released on March 3), and Morita Masakazu (voice of the main protagonist of the "Kingdom", where the 3rd season will start in April), as each of them will touch about their "aesthetics" as a guy and a voice actor. There will also have a special article on GRANRODEO, the three generationsthree generation of voice actors of "Nojima Family" (Nojima Akio, Nojima Hirofumi, Nojima Kenji, and Nojima Touya), and Yamaji Kazuhiro, who is active in various genres such as the appearance in the Taiga Drama "Kirin ga Kuru". Also, Tsuda Kenjirou will be featured in "SUPER VOICE STARS", a project where the photos are taken by the world-famous photographer Leslie Kee. This is also his first photo session with Leslie. "TV Guide VOICE STARS Dandyism vol.2" is priced at 1,300 JPY (tax excluded). It will be available at Japan nationwide bookstores and online bookstores on March 8, 2021. The novelties are clear file for purchases made at Animate while Kamiya Hiroshi's photos for purchases made at Seven Net Shopping.
From "My Hero Academia" (Season 5 will be broadcast from Mar. 27), holding of a special event "Heroaca Anime 5th Anniversary Year" to celebrate the 5th anniversary of the broadcast of "My Hero Academia" has been decided. Along with the reveal of fully new anniversary visuals, voting for 'Best Bout' and SP stage where main casts appear will carry this event. At this special event, a fully new '5th Anniversary Visual' will be produced. Original goods using these visual images are planned to be on sale. Furthermore, 'Heroaca Anime Best Bout,' where fans participation event where fans get to decide the best out of numerous battles from the season 1 to 4 of the TV anime will be held. Moreover, a special stage where the main casts of the TV anime appear will occur on Apr. 3, being approximately 5 years since the first season broadcast. Following casts will appear: - Yamashita Daiki (Voiced Midoriya Izuku) - Miyake Kenta (Voiced All Might) - Okamoto Nobuhiko (Voiced Katsuki Bakugou) - Sakura Ayane (Voiced Uraraka Ochaco) - Ishikawa Kaito (Voiced Iida Tenya) - Kaji Yuuki (Voiced Todoroki Shouto) Please check the official website for the event for further detail. Season 5 of the TV anime "My Hero Academia" will be on air from Mar. 27, 2021, at Nippon TV network branches. (C) Horikoshi Kouhei / Shueisha・My Hero Academia Production Committee
Voice actress Uesaka Sumire, known for her roles as Uni/Cure Cosmo in "Star Twinkle Pretty Cure" and Anastasia in "The Idolmaster Cinderella Girls", announced on March 1, 2021 via her Twitter that she has joined Voice Kit. She has received many messages from fans in response. In addition to appearing in anime works, Uesaka-san has been actively releasing songs and performing live shows. She is a voice actress who attracts many people with her unique character, who loves Russia and the Soviet Union and is well versed in subcultures. On August 31, 2020, Uesaka-san left Space Craft, the agency to which she belonged until then. On March 1, 2021, she announced on her Twitter page that she had become a member of Voice Kit after a six-month freelance period. Along with the announcement of her affiliation, Uesaka-san commented with enthusiasm, "I will work even harder, so please continue to support me!" Uesaka's fans responded with "Congratulations! It's a new beginning for you, graduating from freelance work and joining an agency. I'm looking forward to your future activities." and "Thank you for the happy news." "I'll be pushing you even harder than before." These and other messages were coming one after another. Shiina Hekiru, who played the role of Shido Hikaru in "Magic Knight Rayearth" and the role of Macrophage in "Cells at Work BLACK", has also been a member of Voice Kit since February. It will be interesting to see how Uesaka-san, now a member of Voice Kit, will perform in the future.
TV animation "Chibi Maruko-chan" will hold a "Four Weeks in a Row! Spring Special Month" in March. It will feature Kamiya Hiroshi and Kaji Yuuki and others as voice actors and will be full of special programs. The "Four Weeks in a Row! Spring Special Month" will be held on March 7, 14, 21, and 28. Kamiya-san played the role of Hiroshi, a fifth grader who loves cameras, in the episode "Fujiki, I want Sasayama-san's photo" broadcast on March 7. Hiroshi first appeared on the show about 20 years ago and has been Kamiya's signature role ever since. This is the first time in about two years that Kamiya has played the role of Hiroshi, who is a little more mature and cool. Kaji-san appeared in the episode "Maruko and the Cheeky Izzi" aired on the 21st as Yuji, a boy the same age as Maruko who was brought to Tomozo's friend's house when he came to visit. In the episode, Maruko and Yuji are quarrelsome at first, but after an incident, they become friends. The scene at the end of the episode where Yuji performs "Uirou Seller," one of the eighteen Kabuki plays for Maruko, is actually a scene that the program staff incorporated into the story after hearing Kaji-san's own "Gairou Seller" on YouTube. The annual one-hour special to be broadcast on the 14 will feature the TV personality Ijuin Hikaru as a guest voice actor. And on the 28, there will be a special 30-minute program to thank narrator Yamada Keaton, who will be leaving the program on the same day. "Four weeks in a row! Spring Special Month" will be broadcast on March 7 from 6:00 to 6:30 p.m., March 14 from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m., March 21 from 6:00 to 6:30 p.m., and March 28 from 6:00 to 6:30 p.m. ＜The full text of the comments is below. Kamiya Hiroshi Q. It's been almost two years since Hiroshi appeared in the show, but how was it playing him after such a long time? A. "I think Hiroshi's first appearance was about 20 years ago, but the number of times he has appeared is probably still in the single digits... Because of this rarity, I get nervous every time I remember his first appearance!" Q. What do you and Hiroshi have in common? A. "When I was in the fifth grade, there was a fierce NES boom. It's been more than 30 years since then, but I still enjoy playing games... I have a feeling that Hiroshi will do the same." Q. What was your own love episode when you were a child? A. "When I was in the fifth grade of elementary school, I liked a classmate named Saito-san. Unfortunately, I can't remember her first name... It's not that I can't remember her these days, but I can't go back in my memory and find myself remembering her. Probably, boys back then were a little embarrassed to remember girls' first names. Boys are stupid, aren't they?" Q. What are the highlights of this episode? A. "The highlight is Fujiki's love life. As for me, I was given the role of an announcer for the first half of the show, and I had to improvise my lines, but since the world of "Chibimaruko-chan" is in the Showa era and the setting is Shimizu City, I didn't know what kind of news I should tell, so I called out to Honda-san, the sound director, and asked for his wisdom. ... I just wanted to let you know that I had such a hard time!" Kaji Yuuki Q. How did you feel when you found out you would be participating as a guest voice actor? A. "I was so, so happy! I was so happy...I couldn't believe it right away, so when I got the call from the office, I couldn't help but ask, "Are you sure it's Chibi Maruko-chan, the character that everyone in Japan knows?" I asked them back (lol). "Even now that the recording is over, it still feels like a dream. It's a memory that will last a lifetime!" Q. How did you play the role of the boy Yuji? A. "Yuji is a mischievous boy, just like any elementary school boy. But if you know the reason for his mischief, you will feel that he is a very cute boy. And then there's the occasional smile and masculinity... I was really taken aback by this gap (lol)! I'm honored to play a boy of the same age as Maruko. I hope he'll appear again someday...!" Q. This time, the story incorporates the "Uirou" selling technique, which is also shown on YouTube. A. "Selling 'uirou' in front of my seniors... is there anything in this world that makes me more nervous than that? No, there isn't (lol)! However, Yuji is still in elementary school. However, Yuji is still in elementary school, so I tried to make my performance more fun than delicious. I imagine that he feels proud of the "special magic" that his grandpa taught him." Q. What are the highlights of this episode? A. "It's an original story with a lot of scenes with just Maruko and Yuji, so I was able to talk a lot! I hope you enjoy the indescribable atmosphere that only elementary school students can create! Personally, I was happy to be able to hum the familiar tune of "Chibi Maruko-chan" (lol). Also... please pay attention to the way Yuji calls Maruko!" (C) Sakura Production / Nippon Animation
It was decided that near-future erotic suspense "World's End Harem" that is serialized in Shueisha "Shonen Jump+" magazine will be turned into a TV anime series in 2021. Also, a special message from the original creator LINK and Shono Kotaro arrived to commemorate the anime announcement. "World's End Harem" is an erotic suspense series that has been serialized in Shueisha "Shonen Jump+" and has over 5 million copies published in total. The story starts in Tokyo Japan in the near future of 2045. A young man, Reito, who is suffering from an intractable disease, promises to see his childhood friend Elisa again and decides to "cold sleep" to cure the disease. Five years later, Reita finds himself waking up in a world with 5 billion women and only a handful of men... "World's End Harem" will become a TV anime series in 2021. An interview with LINK and Shouno Kotaro is on the official website of "World's End Harem" and "Shonen Jump+". (C)LINK・Shouno Kotaro / Shueisha
The 2nd PV for TV anime Ahiru no Sora has been released and features the passionate plays of a freakishly tall basketball club member. Broadcasting information was released at the same time. The series will be aired on TV Tokyo’s channel 6 starting on October 2nd.
「Gundam AGEII Magnum SV ver.」 piloted by Kujo Kyoya in 『Gundam Build Divers』 gets a gunpla kit with a scale of 1/144(HG). Currently available for pre-order on Premium Bandai.
「BanG Dream! Girls Band Party!」 and its 4th tie-up with Lawson as of September the 3rd, has been revealed. The campaign is to give out a limited quantity of originals goods which will be sold on a first-come-first-serve basis
From TV anime "JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Golden Wind" comes blazers and pants (slacks) which can be worn together as business suits inspired by Giorno Giovanna and Bruno Bucciarati. Pre-orders are available at "Premium Bandai" until Dec. 26, 2019.
Movie “Kimetsu no Yaiba : Demon Slayer” Infinity Train arc decided to be released on 2020. The new teaser and visual has been released on the 2nd info.
“Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation”, which had been announced to be animated, was decided to be broadcast as TV anime in 2020. In addition, the first visual depicting the four main characters and a PV by the new animation production company “Studio Bind” established for this work were released.