「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.
From the “Black Rock Shooter” franchise, a new anime project titled “Black Rock Shooter: Dawn Fall” was launched. In celebration, the series creator Huke, released visual and commented on the reveal of the new project. The “Black Rock Shooter” series is based on a original character illustration created by Huke first posted on the site “pixiv” and huke's personal blog on December 26, 2007. Inspired by the illustration, Ryo from the band Supercell created a song based on the character, which then featured new footage created by huke himself on the music video. Titled “Black Rock Shooter”, the video was uploaded on the streaming site “Nico Nico Video” on June 13, 2008, rapidly gaining popularity, and as of September 2021, it has accumulated more than 7.5 million views in total. The music video eventually spawned into a media franchise which includes animations, comics, goods, and figures, gathering a large fanbase inside Japan and all over the world. On December 26, 2017, Huke unveiled a new illustration commemorating the series 10th anniversary, which gathered a lot of attention and was later turned into a popular scaled figure, released in December 2020. In light of the announcement of “Black Rock Shooter: Dawn Fall”, Huke unveiled a visual of the new series entry and commented: “When I first heard about the new Black Rock Shooter, I was like, a new anime?! seriously!? I had the exact same reaction as most of the fans out there. I was very surprised when they first approached me to talk about it.“ The latest news about the anime can be checked at the official social media accounts on Twitter and Facebook, and the official site. [Huke] When I first heard about the new Black Rock Shooter, I was like, a new anime?! seriously!? I had the exact same reaction as most of the fans out there. I was very surprised when they first approached me and told me they were making a new title. I hope all the fans will look forward to seeing through where this series that began from a single illustration will ultimately end up.“ (C) B★RS/ Black Rock Shooter: Dawn Fall Production Committee
The designated website of "Nico Nico Fall's Voice Actor Special" filled with the voice actor's contents on the anime general information website "N Anime", under the live streaming service "Nico Nico", has opened. The online kuji, where you can win the one-to-one online tea time with Furuya Tooru or Okiayu Ryoutarou, has been announced. This project is the streaming of the special program of the voice actor and anime contents that were created in "Nico Nico Channel". It will have an advanced screening event, where you can watch the TV anime of October 2021 together with the cast members and the special program featuring the backstory of the anime by the voice actors will be held. There are various programs that you can enjoy during the long fall night. A special week will be held on the second half of the campaign period, which is October 24 to October 30, and detailed information will be announced soon. Also the voice actor's online kuji, where you can win the one-to-one online tea time, signed board, limited voices, and others, has been announced. The featured voice actors are Furuya Tooru (voice of Amuro Tooro/ Furuya Rei from "Detective Conan", Amuro Ray from "Mobile Suits Gundam") and Okiayu Ryoutarou (voice of Okiya Subaru from "Detective Conan" and Tezuka Kunimitsu from "The Prince of Tennis"). The price for the online kuji is 1,100 JPY (tax included) per try and it can be bought at various designated websites. Other than this 2 voice actors, a new lineup will be announced during "Nico Nico Fall's Voice Actor Special" period. Detailed information on "Nico Nico Fall's Voice Actor Special" is available on the official website. ■Furuya Tooru's Happy Gacha Vol.3: Wednesday, September 15, 2021 - Thursday, September 23, 2021 ■Okiayu Ryoutarou's Kujimate: Saturday, September 18, 2021 - Sunday, September 26, 2021
The special program to watch all the PV of the new anime at once "If we spent 3 hours watching the latest anime trailers back-to-back, how much will we want to continue watching the series?" (Hereafter, known as "TuduKimi") will be held for the 21 times and it will be live-streamed on September 24, 2021, on various streaming website. "TuduKimi" was started in 2016 with the purpose of decreasing the "end at episode 0" for the new anime as the fans "checked the title but didn’t watch it" or "wasn’t aware of the series in the first place". The 21st will also appreciate and introduce the new anime's PV for 3 hours. The 21st "If we spent 3 hours watching the latest anime trailers back-to-back, how much will we want to continue watching the series?" will be live-streamed from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM, on September 24, 2021, on Nico Nico Live Broadcast, Bandai Channel, and other websites. (Article from Anime! Anime! Biz/ animeanime.biz)
It was decided that the live commentary of the world's largest anime song event "Animelo Summer Live 2021 -COLORS-" (To be held on August 27 - 29, 2021) will be held on Nico Nico Live. The gorgeous lineup of reporters, including Miyata Toshiya (Kis-My-Ft2), will report on the passion of "Anisama 2021". The project "Live Commentary! 'Animelo Summer Live 2021 COLORS'" is not a broadcast of the live situation of "Anisama 2021" but it will be a program, where you can enjoy the live commentary by the reporter in the viewing room in the live venue, Saitama Super Arena. The reporter for DAY 1 is Miyata Toshiya (Kis-My-Ft2), who will be continuing his role as the guest of the sub audio of "Anisama 2017 Marathon Broadcast" and this is his second appearance in "Anisama". The reporter for DAY 2 is the radio personality, singer & song writer, Washizaki Takeshi, who appeared as a singer in "Anisama Night 2". The reporter for DAY 3 is Oishi Masayoshi, who handled the theme song of "Anisama 2020-21" as well as one of the performers for the 2nd day of "Anisama 2021". "Live Commentary! 'Animelo Summer Live 2021 COLORS'" will be held on Nico Nico Live on August 27 - 29, 2021. Moreover, "'Anisama 2019' Animelo Summer Live 2019 -STORY- Marathon Broadcast", where you can enjoy the uncut version of the Blu-ray of "Anisama2019", will be broadcast on August 20 - 22. These programs are available for Nico Nico Premium Members. "Live Commentary! 'Animelo Summer Live 2021 COLORS'" Day 1 Live Commentary Reporter: Miyata Toshiya (Kis-My-Ft2) Broadcast: 3:50 PM - 9:00 PM, August 27 (Scheduled) Day 2 Live Commentary Reporter: Washizaki Takeshi Broadcast: 3:50 PM - 9:00 PM, August 28 (Scheduled) Day 3 Live Commentary Reporter: Oishi Masayoshi Broadcast: 3:50 PM - 9:00 PM, August 29 (Scheduled) "'Anisama 2019' Animelo Summer Live 2019 -STORY- Marathon Broadcast" Day 1 Broadcast: 7:00 PM, August 20 - 12:30 AM, August 21 (Scheduled) Day 2 Broadcast: 7:00 PM, August 21 - 12:30 AM, August 22 (Scheduled) Day 3 Broadcast: 7:00 PM, August 22 - 12:30 AM, August 23 (Scheduled) （C）Animelo Summer Live 2021 （C）Animelo Summer Live 2019
From "Star Wars: Visions", a project in which seven Japanese animation studios will create a new "Star Wars" work, the scene photos and story of "The Ninth Jedi" by Production I.G have been announced. "Star Wars: Visions" is an animation project by Kamikaze Doga, Kinema Citrus, Science SARU, Geno Studio, Studio Colorido, TRIGGER, and Production I.G. The project will be streamed exclusively on Disney+ from 4:00 pm on September 22. "The Ninth Jedi" is a story about the rebirth of the Jedi Knights directed by Kamiyama Kenji, who has worked on "Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex", "Moribito: Guardian of the Spirit", and "Higashi no Eden". Juro, a frontier count who plans to revive the Jedi Order, calls upon the Jedi to present him with an ancient weapon, a lightsaber, and seven Jedi gather at the aerial temple on the frontier planet of Hi-Izuran. At the same time, Zhima, a Saber Smith, is perfecting his lightsaber at Juro's behest. However, Zhima is captured by Jedi hunters who plan to resurrect the Sith. Zhima's daughter, Kara, who was entrusted with the lightsaber, escapes her pursuers and heads for the aerial temple ...... The scene shows Kara, a girl running away from her pursuers on a speeder-like vehicle with a green lightsaber in her hand. The film is set in a time period after "Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker". After finally perfecting the lightsaber, her father suddenly entrusts her with the task of delivering it to the Jedi, and Kara heads to the aerial temple. What fate awaits her? Along with the information announcement, director Kamiyama's comments were also released, in which he talks about his encounter with "Star Wars: A New Hope (Episode IV)" released in 1978, and his aim for the film. ＜The following is the full text of his comments＞ [Director Kenji Kamiyama of "The Ninth Jedi"] Director Kamiyama said, "When 'Star Wars: A New Hope (Episode IV)' was first released in Japan in 1978, there was a lot of talk about it before it came out, and I went to see it in theaters as soon as it came out, which was really wonderful. I would say it was rather than watching a single movie, but I felt like I had entered the world of Star Wars. At the same time, for some reason, I thought to myself, 'I want to be the person who makes this." He is such a big fan of "Star Wars". This film depicts the story of the rebirth of the iconic Star Wars lightsaber and the Jedi Knights. He said, "I understood the purpose of the project as a short film, but I wanted to be a part of the true history of Star Wars that has been woven. My first idea was to create a story that was not about the Skywalker family, but a fragment of a story that could have been told in many other ways. I wanted to depict the story in the future rather than "The Rise of Skywalker" with the theme of lightsabers and Jedi, which symbolize "Star Wars," he revealed his first idea of the work. As for the parts that reflect Japanese culture and Japanese sensibilities, he said, "Rather than the culture itself, I incorporated details such as the kimono and lightsaber design. ‘Parent and child’ is one of the major themes of the film, but the relationship between fathers and daughters in Japan these days is closer to that of friends than ever before, and they are not as conservative about their children becoming independent as they were in the past. As for the relationship between Kara and Zhima, I put in my own thoughts that this is the kind of parent-child relationship that exists these days," he revealed. The film features experienced voice actors such as Miki Shinichiro as Zhima and Otsuka Akio as the narrator. Director Kamiyama said, "I think the experienced voice actors added a lot of depth to the work. When explaining the purpose of the actors' roles, I told them that the characters are aware of Kurosawa's films, which are mostly inspired by "Star Wars," and I think the voice actors were able to feel something ambitious. I asked Otsuka-san to narrate the beginning of the film as an alternative to the opening of Star Wars, and I'm sure that his voice will be convincing enough to make the audience feel comfortable," he commented, which made us have high hopes for the voice actors. "Star Wars: Visions" Streaming description: Exclusive streaming on Disney+ from 4:00 pm on September 22 (Wed) (C) 2021 TM & (C) Lucasfilm Ltd. All Rights Reserved.
From "Star Wars: Visions", a project by seven Japanese animation studios to create new "Star Wars" films, the synopsis and scene photos of "Village Bride" by Kinema Citrus and "Tatooine Rhapsody" by Studio Colorado have been released. George Lucas, the creator of “Star Wars”, has stated that he was inspired by Japanese mythology and Akira Kurosawa's films, and this influence has been poured into all of his films to date. The connection with Japanese culture has been passed on from generation to generation. “Star Wars: Visions" is a project that will bring "Star Wars" back to Japan, where it is said to have its "creative roots". Seven Japanese animation studios, Kamikaze Doga, Kinema Citrus, Science SARU, Geno Studio, Studio Colorido, Studio TRIGGER, and Production I.G, have come together to create a unique "vision" of nine new stories. This is the first of its kind. This time, the synopsis and scene photos were released for "Village Bride" by Kinema Citrus and "Tatooine Rhapsody" by Studio Colorido. In "The Village Bride," we see the fate of a bride who makes a sad decision. After Order 66, the Empire's rule had not yet reached the Outer Rim planet of Keelia. Fugitive F receives a message from an old friend, Van, and visits the planet, where he stumbles upon a strange wedding. The villagers are unable to escape the curse of war, and the young people are trying to fight back. ...... What does F do when he sees his own situation in the bride, Haru? And what will be the fate of the lovers? “Tatooine Rhapsody" tells the story of the rock band Star Waver, set on the desert planet Tatooine, home of Luke Skywalker. The band is made up of former Jedi, discarded droids, and other members who have some issues, and they perform live from place to place in the Outer Rim. One day, Geezer, the leader of the group, is hunted by the gang as a traitor and eventually taken away by Boba Fett, a skilled bounty hunter. As Geezer's public execution draws near, the band members make a deal with Jabba the Hutt, the crime lord of the planet Tatooine, to give them their last live performance in exchange for their lives. ...... The “Bride of the Village" and "Tatooine Rhapsody" will be available exclusively on Disney's official video streaming service, Disney+, from September 22, 2021. Director of "The Village Bride" Haga Hitoshi, actor Kamikawa Takaya, voice actors Seto Asami and Uchida Yuma Director Haga Hitoshi has previously worked on the original drawing of the theatrical version of "The Prince of Tennis: Two Samurai" and the theatrical version of "Yatterman: New Yattermechs! Omocha no Kuni de Dai Kessen da Cologne!, and the TV animation "Made in Abyss," for which he served as assistant director, has gained popularity overseas and around the world, and the second season of "Made in Abyss: The Golden Land of Furious Suns" is scheduled to be broadcast in 2022. Director Haga says, "I have a lot of memories of Star Wars”. When the first film in the series, "Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope" was released, the director was in his first year of junior high school and said, "I was moved by the expression that you can see the invisible by how you hold your mind. At that time, I was so moved by the development of the story that I immediately went home and bought the novel version, and since the soundtrack was expensive, so I bought the donut version with only the main theme as a single cut, and still I couldn't get enough of it, so I bought a book of mechanical design sketches.” he said, revealing that his love for "Star Wars" had been overflowing since the beginning of the series. In response to the director's decision to connect "Star Wars" and "wedding" in "Bride of the Village", Director Haga said, "I wanted to depict the customs and culture of the planet through a 'wedding', which has various customs even within Japan. I wanted to portray the customs and culture of the planet through 'matsuri' (festival in Japanese). 'Matsuri' is a carnival, but it is also a ceremony. It is also an event to worship, to be in awe of and appreciate nature and things. What is the Force? There is a sense in Japanese people that all things have life in them. I feel that this is something quite similar. In this film, Van introduces the culture of the opposite sex to the main character, F, in the form of an explanation, and by overlapping the difficulties that exist there with the difficulties that F is facing, I hoped to highlight the importance of the Force and the Jedi.” He said revealing that he wanted to express "Star Wars" through Japanese customs and culture. In addition, "the uncelebrated wedding of Anakin and Amidala in 'Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones' left a deep impression on me, and it may be the theme that leads to this film, 'Bride of the Village'," he said, revealing that memorable scenes from the "Star Wars" series were the starting point for the theme of this film. The voice cast for "Bride of the Village" also includes Fukuhara Karen as F in the English dubbed version, and the director of "Village Bride", Haga Hitoshi, said, "We are grateful to have someone who understands Japanese dubbing for us. I would like her to comprehend nuances unique to Japanese." He also revealed that he and Kamikawa Takaya, who plays the role of Van in the Japanese dub, have been friends since their high school days. It was one of my goals to one day work with him or have him appear in one of my films," he said, revealing that he had achieved one of his goals as a creator with this work. The director, Haga Hitoshi said, "I hope the Japanese version of the film will allow you to enjoy the breath of the characters and the beauty of nature. After watching the movie, please imagine what kind of adventure the new Jedi named F will have in the future," in a message to the fans who are waiting for the movie. Actor Kamikawa Takaya, who played the role of Van, said, "I shouted with joy that a new Star Wars story is being depicted by Japanese animation, but what made me even happier was that Haga Hitoshi, with whom I used to discuss animation in the same circles when we were in high school, was named as one of the directors. After I was chosen one of the actors for the film, I felt like I was rewarded for more than 30 years that I have spent as an actor." Seto Asami, who plays the role of Eph, said about the work, "I was surprised that it was a very big project, and I was very happy to be given the role of Eph in 'Village Bride' by Kinema Citrus". Uchida Yuma, who plays the role of Asu, said, "Star Wars has always excited us. This time, too, we have put our high level of enthusiasm into the production. Please look forward to the new 'Star Wars' from a Japanese studio!” in a message to the fans. “Tatooine Rhapsody" directed by Kimura Takuya, voice actors Yoshino Hiroyuki and Kaneda Akio Studio Colorido is an up-and-coming animation studio that has been attracting attention for its first feature-length animated film, "Penguin Highway," which won the Japan Academy Prize for Best Animated Feature. Kimura Taku, the up-and-coming director who was selected for the project, talked about how he felt about working on a "Star Wars" film, of which he is a big fan, saying, "Will I really be able to make a 'Star Wars' film and distribute it around the world? I was working on it without really feeling it. Once I had a sense of reality, I was excited to be able to create my favorite "Star Wars", but at the same time I was worried about whether people would accept this new world. But now I'm itching for people to see it as soon as possible," he said with excitement. As for the reason for choosing the theme of "rock band" as the theme of the film even though we may have a strong impression of "Star Wars" as an action, he said, "The project is not limited to the conventional setting, and we were looking for projects with free ideas. I wanted to depict a person living in a corner of the galaxy that was completely different from the battle between the Jedi and the Sith. In the Star Wars universe, there are many fascinating musicians, such as Figrin D’an and Modal Nodes of the Cantina Band, so I thought that if I focused on these musicians, it would be a different kind of film. I also thought that the unprecedented genre of rock music and the rebellious spirit of rock would work well in the story," he said, explaining that he was inspired by the "music" that has colored his works in the past. "In this galaxy which is difficult to live in, it's okay to have people who want to do what they want to do instead of fighting, and I thought it would be right for this film to have that as its theme," he said. The film also features a gorgeous voice cast, including Yoshino Hiroyuki as the global version of the main character Jay, Joseph Gordon Levitt as the English dubbed version, Kaneda Akio as Boba Fett, who voiced Boba in the "Mandalorian" series, and Temuera Morrison as Boba in the English version. Director Kimura said, "As for Yoshino Hiroyuki, even just hearing his voice in daily conversation, I thought it was Jay! I had been begging Kanada-san to be the voice of Boba Fett, so I was happy when it came true, and I was moved as if I had been included in the official history. I was so happy when it came to fruition, and I was thrilled to be included in the official history of Star Wars. In addition to the usual dialogues, there are also small stories and elements that fans may notice, so I hope that many people will enjoy it. Yoshino Hiroyuki, the voice actor who voiced the main character Jay, said, "I've been passionate about it since I was a kid anyway. The world view, the story, all the people and things in it, it's just overwhelming! He revealed his love for "Star Wars". As for his participation in the film, he said, "Fans are both distinct and complex. Sometimes they are understanding, supportive, and at the same time very cruel critics. This is one possibility, and I hope you enjoy the film. That's scary~ (laughs). It's pressure, you know?" He seems to be feeling the pressure. However, "Isn't this, shall we say, all possibilities? I'm sure it's something you've never seen before, and it's something you can only enjoy here," he commented to the fans waiting for the film. Kaneda Akio, the voice of Boba Fett, also commented on the collaboration between the Japanese animation studio and Star Wars, saying, "I knew the standard of Japanese animation was high, but I really couldn't hide my surprise. It's wonderful. To use an analogy, Japan dominated all the medals at the Olympics! Nippon Cha Cha Cha! That's what it's all about," he said. He added, "To all the 'Star Wars' fans. I really appreciate that I was able to participate in 'Star Wars' developed in Japan, thanks to your tremendous support. In 1977, Kaneda Akio was a young man who watched "Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope" in real time at the movie theater with a trembling heart. I want to be a part of such a wonderful movie! I want to be a part of it! I want to go back in time 44 years and tell Kaneda, the young man who was sitting in his seat with such a desire! Your dreams will come true." （C）2021 TM and（C）Lucasfilm Ltd. All Rights Reserved.
New visuals have arrived from the TV anime "The Heike Story" (to be broadcast in January 2022). There are also comments from the staff, including scriptwriter Yoshida Reiko and character designer Takano Fumiko. "The Heike Story" is a classic work of Japanese literature that has been handed down by Biwa players and has had a great influence on the literature and theater of later generations. The story is based on a modern translation by Furukawa Hideo, and will be adapted into a TV series for the first time by director Yamada Naoko, screenwriter Yoshida Reiko, character designer Takano Fumiko, and musician Ushio Kensuke.
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.