「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.
New cast members have been announced for the TV anime "Burning Kabaddi" which will start airing in April 2021. Kamio Shinichiro, Komada Wataru, and Murase Ayumi will be joining the cast. "Burning Kabaddi" is based on the original Kabaddi manga by Musashino Hajime that has been serialized on "Manga One" and has a cumulative PV count of over 120 million. Kamio Shinichiro, Komada Wataru, and Murase Ayumi play first-year students at Nokyo High School, the same school as the main character Yoigoshi Tatsuya. Kamio Shinichiro plays Ban Nobutaka, who looks up to Yoigoshi, Komada Wataru plays Seki Ryuta, a former member of the sumo club, and Murase Ayumi plays Hitomi Yuuki, who has a neutral appearance. The chanting voice of Ban is currently available on the official website. The chants of Seki and Hitomi will also be released as well. In addition, comments from the cast members on their decision to appear in this work and play the characters have also arrived. The TV anime "Burning Kabaddi" will start airing in April 2021 on TV Tokyo and other stations. ＜Below are the comments in full.> Kamio Shinichiro Comment I'm Kamio Shinichiro , the voice of Ban Nobutaka. Ban looks terrifying with his pompadour hairstyle but has a quiet voice. He's an enthusiastic fan of Yoikoshi but has a quiet voice. He's a man with a passionate heart but has a quiet voice. His chant is a must-listen! ...... Kaba......... ka...... di...... ......i.........i.........! Komada Wataru Comment I have had experience of the game of kabaddi before, as one of my PE teachers in high school was a former player. I was excited to see an anime based on it, and Seki Ryuta, the character I played this time, has sumo experience and is a hard worker who values communication with others. He's also the class clown of the team. Please look forward to the broadcast of "Burning Kabaddi"! Murase Ayumi Comment At first glance, I thought the character was a female assistant of the team! But he's actually a boy and will get things done when he's in the mood. I'll do my best to capture his character. Here's my chant! kabaddi kabaddi kabaddi kabaddi kabaddi ....... (C) 2020 Musashino Hajime, Shogakukan/Burningnetsu Kabaddi Production Committee
Voice actor Murase Ayumu opened his Twitter account on December 14, 2020, which was his birthday. He acts in "Haikyu!! TO THE TOP" (as Hinata Shoyo) this season. The first tweet was, "How are you doing? It's getting cold these days. My name is Murase Ayumu. I happened to hear that the age of wind starts on December 22 and I thought that this was a good opportunity to start Twitter once. I can't say this in a loud voice, but here is an image of a 32-year-old child trembling with the arrival of the age of wind. Please find it." Fans expressed their joy with some comments to celebrate his birthday and opening an account. Also, the voice actor Ono Yuki reacted saying, "32-year-old child... Nice to meet you <●> <●>" on Twitter. Ishikawa Kaito, who has been currently co-starring with Murase as Kageyama Tobio commented in his YouTube channel, community saying, "Murase Ayumu, who acts as Hinata Shoyo in the TV anime "Haikyu!! TO THE TOP", has started Twitter!! I'm advertising it without him knowing!!" It's been decided that Murase Ayumu will perform in titles such as "World Trigger" (as Reghindetz) and "Kemono Jihen" (as Akira).
The 3rd season of the TV anime series "Mr. Osomatsu" has started broadcast on Oct. 12. In the first episode, new sextuplets that are suitable for the Reiwa era had appeared. Comments from the cast members, including Hanae Natsuki, Ishikawa Kaito, Shimazaki Nobunaga, and others, who played the new sextuplets, have arrived.
The TV anime series "Mr. Osomatsu" is based on Akatsuka Fujio's famous gag manga "Osomatsu-kun". It is a story about sextuplets who are the main characters becoming sloppy adults called useless neets.
As usual, the 1st episode is an unprecedent story that develops from current affairs to harsh black jokes. Among them, the appearance of "new sextuplets" became a hot topic on the SNS. The setting art is the same as the usual sextuplets, but they appear more stylish in the hoodie and tuxedo..
Instead of the old sextuplets, the new characters that fit the Reiwa era that appeared, are voiced by current popular voice actors. Hanae Natsuki as the new Osomatsu, Ishikawa Kaito as the new Karamatsu, Shimazaki Nobunaga as the new Choromatsu, Matsuoka Yoshitsugu as the new Ichimatsu, Uchida Yuma as the new Juushimatsu, and Murase Ayumu as the new Todomatsu.
Moreover, comments from the new cast of the sextuplets have arrived. After recording the 1st episode, Hanae said, "I had a mysterious sense of accomplishment ", Uchida added after reading the script, "I ended up appearing in a ridiculous work", and other BTS (behind-the-scene) comments have been received.
The 3rd season of the TV anime series "Mr. Osomatsu" is currently being broadcast on TV Tokyo and other channels.
"Say You To YoasobiVoice Actor Fun Night Thursday [Namikawa Daisuke x Ishikawa Kaito] #10 Murase Ayumu as a guest" had been broadcast on "ABEMA" at 10 pm on Aug. 20. This time, the MCs Namikawa and Ishikawa, and the guest Murase Ayumu appeared in YukataNamikawa and Ishikawa showed as MCs, and Murase Ayumi appeared as a guest in Yukata on the 4th day of Yukata Week. On this broadcast, Murase Ayumu, who played the main character in the TV anime series "Haikyu!!", had appeared as a guest in commemoration of "Haikyu!! Day" (Aug. 19). Murase, who appeared on the "Say You To YoasobiVoice Actors Fin Night" for the first time, said to Namikawa and Ishikawa, "If I am not playing any gamesthere will not be this game tonight, then I would be in bed around 10 or 11 pm.So I will Let's stay up a little late today." Hinata Shouyou played by Murase and Kageyama Tobio played by Ishikawa in "Haikyu!!" are the main characters who are playing in pairs in the same team. When Namikawa asked these two about their impressions of each other, Murase said that he was "a reluctant friend" and revealed a serious conflict when it comes to actingbetween characters, "When weI talk about a play, I think that both of us arethey're stubborn." On the other hand, Ishikawa commented about Murase's kindness, "WeThey are friends. (The older) Murase-san was kind to me, so it's very easy to talk to." About Namikawa, who has also played of Oikawa Tooru in "Haikyu!!", Murase said, "Namikawa-san will make the atmosphere brighter. Even when Namikawa-san is not here, you can feel the importance of his presence because Namikawa-san's topic will be mentionedis raising." During the broadcast, the cornera corner of "Haikyu!! Talk!!!" was held where the three people talk about "Haikyu!!". After introducing each of theirs characterthe characters each acting, they discussed the inside stories of the recording. Namikawa talks about the episode, "When I participated in the recording at a later timeIf you start recording later, the cast of Karasuno High School is already united and sat in a row," Ishikawa said, "Because if we are not close with each other, it will affectbe affecting the performance of the team, so we started to behave like we area together with the instruction of the sound director, 'Let's talk together as a team.", and Murase added, "The seating position is now fixed," revealing that the commitment to the "acting" of the team sports products led to the unity of the casts. Regarding the "Difficult to play scenes", Murase recalled, "I felt like I'm gonna faint for the first time in my life," citing "the scene where Hinata and Kageyama screamed at the gym during the last part of season 1first cour last." Also, in the first episode of the season 44th cour, "Although the time in the workwork time has hardly passed, the real-time has passed, and during that time, my voice changed and I have grown up as an actor. I wanted to get into Hinata, but I wasn't able to put it in because the experience I had gathered was rather superfluous", revealing the difficulties faced during this long-lasting series.." Ishikawa also commented about his struggles inf playing the high school students who constantly collide on season 2the 2nd cour, "I had to use my imagination during the scene when Hinata and Kageyama are seriously fighting as I had never had a fight with anyone in high school.When Hinata and Kageyama are seriously fighting, I had never had a fight with anyone in high school, so I had to imagine things like this." And Namikawa, who played the role of Oikawa Tooru, "a team's pillar with a super-advanced technique, who ready any time", confessed that he felt like, "I was under the pressure from the start. However, Oikawa's saying, '"Talent will bloom when senses are refined'," is something that Oikawa-san taught me. So,". " I must do my best too." This is why this role will remain in Namikawa's heart forever. In addition to this, program included corners such as "Doing something in YukataSomeone in yukata" based on a questionnaire conducted on Twitter, and "Match with heart!! Attack associative game" in which keywords are guessed while passing balloons like a volleyballballet. Limited-edition video "Say You To YoasobiVoice Actors Fun Night Premium [Namikawa Daisuke x Ishikawa Kaito] #10" is currently available for "ABEMA" premium member-only. (c)AbemaTV,Inc.
February 22 is the "National Cat Day" of Japan. It's a wordplay on the meow of a cat in Japanese, "Nyan (2) Nyan (2) Nyan (2)". 2 is "ni" in Japanese. It was established in 1987 by the Cat Day Executive Committee. Many cat characters appear in anime and games. They could be the pets of the main characters, speak human language while being a cat, or be a human but have cat-like characteristics. But who is the most popular among them? To answer this question, we at Anime!Anime! conducted an annual readers' survey asking "Who's Your Favorite Cat Character?". We received 213 votes during the voting period from February 4 to February 11. There were more female voters with a gender ratio of 30% male to 70% female, and the age range was on the younger side with 50% under 20 and 25% in their 20s. ■"Natsume's Book of Friends" Nyanko-sensei took the top with a huge lead 1st Place Topping the list was Nyanko-sensei from "Natsume's Book of Friends" with roughly 18% of the votes, keeping his top position for 4 years in a row. The cute-looking character is actually one of the most powerful in the series. He received votes like, "Nyanko-sensei is happy with his alcohol and shrimp fry, but becomes an amazing bodyguard when needed," and "I love how he's usually a cute cat but is actually the noble and strong Madara! He loves his drinks and snacks and is a bit sloppy, but I love how he can be reliable when needed." 2nd Place Coming in 2nd was Hoshizora Rin from "Love Live!" with roughly 6% of the votes, she significantly moved up the ranking from last year. Hoshizora Rin is a member of the school idol group μ's. She received votes such as, "How she adds 'nyan' to the end of her words, but is actually allergic to cats is so adorable," and "Because she often dresses up like a cat!" She's also popular for her un-cat-like traits such as not being a fan of fish dishes. 3rd Place Doraemon from "Doraemon" and Matsuno Ichimatsu from "Mr. Osomatsu" tied at 3rd place with roughly 4% of the votes. Doraemon was chosen for his popularity and received comments like, "There's probably no one, from babies to the elderly, who has never seen him," and "Everyone knows his line, 'I'm not a tanuki! I'm a cat-shaped robot!'" Many fans pointed out the many cat-related episodes of Matsuno Ichimatsu and sent comments like, "He loves cats so much, he once became a cat himself," and "I cried from watching the episode with Esper Nyanko." By the way, Esper Nyanko ranked in 5th place. ■Here are some comments for other characters! For Souma Kyou from "Fruits Basket", "A main character that was cursed by the cat, an animal not in the Chinese zodiac. I love his tsundere and how he works hard for those he loves." For Kozume Kenma from "Haikyuu!!", "Because he has cat eyes, is shy, and he goes to Nekoma High." For Puck from "Re:Zero − Starting Life in Another World", "A spirit that looks like a cat, who stays with Emilia. He usually looks cute, so his transformation really surprised me." For Kotozume Yukari / Cure Macaron from "Kirakira Pretty Cure a la Mode", "She's whimsy like a cat and her transformation gives her cat ears. How she says meows after she gives her own name is cute." Both human and cat characters made it on the list for this survey. Some are human with cat-like characteristics and others are cats but understand human language. The results show how diverse the cat characters are. ■Top 20 [Who's Your Favorite Cat Character? 2021 Edition] 1. Nyanko-sensei "Natsume's Book of Friends" 2. Hoshizora Rin "Love Live!" 3. Doraemon "Doraemon" 3. Matsuno Ichimatsu "Mr. Osomatsu" 5. Esper Nyanko "Mr. Osomatsu" 6. Happy "Fairy Tail" 6. Hanekawa Tsubasa "Bakemonogatari" 8. Jibanyan "Yo-kai Watch" 8. Meowth "Pokémon" 10. Souma Kyou "Fruits Basket" 10 Sorata "The World's Greatest First Love" 10. Chomusuke "Konosuba: God's Blessing on this Wonderful World!" 10. Puck "Re:Zero − Starting Life in Another World" 14. Edmond "Rock-a-Doodle" 14. Kozume Kenma "Haikyuu!!" 14. Shampoo "Ranma 1/2" 14. Faris NyanNyan "Steins;Gate" 14. Matamune "Shaman King" 19. Opera "Welcome to Demon School! Iruma-kun" 19. Grim "Disney: Twisted-Wonderland" 19. Kuro "Servamp" 19. Kotetsu "Jarinko Chie" 19. Jiji "Kiki's Delivery Service" 19. Tama "Sazae-san" 19. Tamaki Kotatsu "Fire Force" 19. Nansen Ichimonji "Token Ranbu: Online" 19. Neko-sama "Inu to Neko Docchi mo Katteru to Mainichi Tanoshii" 19. Nyanta "Log Horizon" 19. Hummy "Suite PreCure" (Voting Period: February 4-11, 2021)
February 19 is Irino Miyu-san's birthday. He debuted as a child actor in the 1990s and later became a voice actor, playing various characters. In 2020, he was in "Mr. Osomtasu", "Oda Cinnamon Nobunaga", "Gon Movie: The Little Fox the Movie", and played the main character in the stage play "Peter and the Starcatcher". To celebrate his birthday, we at Anime!Anime! conducted the same survey as last year asking "Who's Your Favorite Character Played by Irino Miyu-san?". We received 546 responses during the voting period from February 1 to February 7. Most of the voters were female with a gender ratio of 90% female to 10% male, and the age range was on the younger side with 45% under 20 and 35% in their 20s. ■Todomatsu from "Mr. Osomtasu" takes back the top position! 1st Place Topping the list was Matsuno Todomatsu from "Mr. Osomatsu" with roughly 40% of the votes, moving him up from last year's 2nd place. He received comments pointing out how they enjoy his wide range of acting, such as, "Not only does he portray the calculative cuteness of the youngest brother of the Matsuno family but also uses various voices to react to jokes or play a female character. The character let me find many new sides of Irino-san. He makes me laugh in every episode of the anime," and "Totty's energetic reactions keep 'Mr. Osomatsu' together." There was also a comment praising him as a voice actor, "Irino-san's acting skills really show me the 'work of a voice actor'." A character from the currently running popular series took back the top for the first time in 2 years. 2nd Place Coming in 2nd was Sugawara Koushi from "Haikyuu!!" with roughly 18% of the votes, dropping a position from last year. The kind and reliable character fascinated many fans, receiving comments like, "Suga-san played by Irino-san has is passionate and cares about his team. He looks like a calm young man but actually is quite merry! His voice matches the character perfectly in every scene," and "Suga-san's nice personality is drawn out even further with Irino-san's voice and acting." "I admire Suga-san's love for volleyball and how he focuses on the club!" is a comment that shows how fans also love the personality of the character. 3rd Place Haku from "Spirited Away" took 3rd place with roughly 6% of the votes, keeping his position from last year. Many comments for the character said, "This is the character that introduced me to Irino-san". He's also popular for his mysterious charm, "I love the kind, handsome, and beautiful Haku. He's still a boy, while also giving off a mysterious charm of a dignified adult." There was also a teen fan saying, "I was glad to be able to watch his performance at the theater thanks to the revival viewing last year." ■Here are some comments for other characters! For Hyuuga Akito from "Code Geass: Akito the Exiled", "The character doesn't show emotions but the skillful acting portrayed anger, fear, and relief through the smallest amount of lines." For Haru from "Tsuritama", "Irino-san is the only one who can portray the cute and pure alien, Haru. It's one of the higher-toned voices among the characters played by Irino-san, but he still managed to pull off serious scenes. I also love the work itself." For Ariel from "Maquia: When the Promised Flower Blooms", "I could see him as a boy growing up to become a man not only from the image but also from the voice. His not being able to express his feelings towards his parents in his adolescence was especially amazing, and I was moved by him crying for his mother." There were also votes for his two very different actings for the same character, Natsu from "Yes! PreCure 5", "I loved the gap between the cute high-pitched voice as a fairy and the cool voice as a human," and "I was surprised that the fairy wasn't voiced by a female voice actor." The top 3 did change their positions but are still the same characters with unwavering popularity. Many fans loved the characters even more thanks to a new series being broadcast or having a revival screening in 2020 and 2021. ■Top 20 [Who's Your Favorite Character Played by Irino Miyu-san? 2021 Edition] 1. Matsuno Todomatsu "Mr. Osomatsu" 2. Sugawara Koushi "Haikyuu!!" 3. Haku "Spirited Away" 4. Sora "Kingdom Hearts" 5. Hyakuya Yuuichirou "Seraph of the End" 6. Ishida Shouya "A Silent Voice (film)" 7. Syaoran "Tsubasa: Reservoir Chronicle" 8. Yadomi Jinta (Jintan) "Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day" 8. Nuts (Natsu) "Yes! PreCure 5" 10. Jean-nine "Ultraman Zero Side Story: Killer the Beatstar" 10. Tadakuni "Daily Lives of High School Boys" 12. Kageyama Ritsu "Mob Psycho 100" 12. Niwa Daisuke "D.N.Angel" 12. Haru "Tsuritama" 12. Manatsu Daichi "Captain Earth" 16. Astral "Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal" 16. Est Rinaudo "Wand of Fortune" 16. Nozaki Kei "Cuticle Detective Inaba" 16. Peter "Peter and the Starcatcher" 16. Hyuuga Akito "Code Geass: Akito the Exiled" (Voting Period: February 1 to 7, 2021)
The voice actor variety program "Say You to Yoasobi Tuesday' Shimono Hiro X Uchida Maaya' #30" was broadcast from 10:00 PM to 11:30 PM, on February 16, 2021, on ABEMA "Anime Live Channel". During the program, Shimono and Uchida give honest answers to "surprise consultations" from the staff . During the opening part, Shimono and Uchida reported each others activities on the previous week when the program was on a break. Normally, when they had ended the conversation, it would be time to show the opening video, but this time one of the program staff suddenly appeared and said, "Actually I have something I would like to consult you on..." Both of them showed a surprise expression and provided their "honest" answer toward this "surprise consultation" as it was not written in the script and they didn't prepare an answer beforehand. The details of the consultation is to ask advice on how to be a good senior as his juniors will be entering in April and this is his first time to have juniors. Toward this, Uchida gave the advice of "Try to act like a senior as it will make them hate you" and "It would be good if you treat them normally." For Shimono, he spoke about his own experience, "There is a possibility that an older person will become your junior. To me, I will treat them like an "older person" instead as they are my senior in life" as he mentioned that it is important to respect others. Shimono also said, "An actual good senior is someone who is frank and always helps others instead of acting like a senior. So, don't you think that those people are quite awesome?" and "Since we also need to learn everything, wouldn't it be better to learn while looking after our junior and helped them when they need it?” where the talk developed to his "ideal senior". After that, Uchida revealed that Shimono has been a kind senior since their first meeting, saying "You should be just like Shimono. He was quite frank and kind since we met each other... and his smile also!” During the program, there was various corners, like the "Dream-like Drive", where they improvise on their acting based on the situation, "Birth of Onomatopoeia!” where they think of non-existing sound, and the familiar Tuesday corners "What If Sub-culture talk" and "Dummy Head Healing". "Say You to Yoasobi Tuesday' Shimono Hiro X Uchida Maaya' #30" can be watched on ABEMA now. （C）AbemaTV,Inc.
Hasegawa Ikumi was announced as the cast for the Dark Elf, Aisha Udgard, for the TV anime "How a Realist Hero Rebuilt the Kingdom" (scheduled to start in July 2021).
"How a Realist Hero Rebuilt the Kingdom" is the TV anime adaption of the same title novel with over a million copies published in total (including both paper and e-books).
One day, the protagonist Souma Kazuya was summoned to the Kingdom of Elfrieden in another world. He uses his rational thinking and modern knowledge to work out new policies, one after another, rebuilding the kingdom's financial and political system, which is at the brink of breaking down.
In the anime adaption, the protagonist Souma Kazuya will be played by Kobayashi Yuusuke, and the heroine, Liscia Elfrieden by Minase Inori. And the animation production will be handled by J.C.Staff.
As an additional cast member, Hasegawa Ikumi was announced as the voice of Aisha Udgard, the Dark Elf who supports Soma Kazuya with her "martial arts". Along with the announcement, comments from Hasegawa about her enthusiasm for playing Aisha have arrived.
"How a Realist Hero Rebuilt the Kingdom" is scheduled to start in July.
From the TV anime "Battle Athletes Daiundokai ReSTART!", the additional cast, 2nd PV, and on-air information have been announced. The additional cast includes Kito Akari, Hayami Saori, and Nanjo Hikaru. It will be on air from April 10, 2021 at NUMAnimation of TV Asahi franchised 24 channels. "Battle Athletes Daiundokai ReSTART!" is the latest anime adaptation following multiple media adaptations broadcast from 1997 to 1998. "Battle Athletes" which was broadcast in the past is still popular as a masterpiece that features beautiful girls competing for the title of the best in the universe in various sports and deeply moves the fans. The additional cast will include Kito Akari, Hayami Saori, and Nanjo Hikaru. Kito will play Lydia Gurtland, who is competing for the title of Cosmic Beauty with her strong will and pride while she is called a 'daughter of a demon', and Hayami will play Yana Christopher, who was born as a refugee and competing to bring peace to her hometown, and Nanjo will play Paglia Respighi, a gifted girl who threw herself into Shin Daiundokai for medical science。 Moreover, Morohoshi Sumire as Akehoshi Kanata and Ishikawa Yui as Eva Garenstein, a Kanata's rival, will appear on "Hayashi Osamu no Imadesho! Kouza Tokubetsu-hen Seiyu wa Sugoinda!! Ima, Seiyu Desyo! 3-Hour Special" to be broadcast from 6:45 p.m. on February 23 on TV Asahi franchised channels. TV Anime "Battle Athletes Daiundokai ReSTART!" will be on air from April 10, 2021 at NUMAnimation of TV Asahi franchised 24 channels. TV Anime "Battle Athletes Daiundokai ReSTART!" will be on air from1:30 a.m. on April 10(Sat.), 2021 at NUMAnimation of TV Asahi franchised 24 channels. (C)AIC / Taiyou-kei Management Committee
Agematsu Noriyasu, A-1 Pictures, and Aniplex will begin a new project in cooperation. Agematsu Noriyasu composed tracks for "Uta no Prince-sama" and "Symphogear". The detailed information will be announced at the stage 'Agematsu Noriyasu X A-1 Pictures X Aniplex New Project Recital', which will be distributed from 11:15 a.m. on March 27. Along with the announcement of the project launch, four characters' silhouettes have been revealed. On the stage, Chiba Shoya, Furukawa Makoto, Nanami Hiroki, Horie Shun, Nagatsuka Takuma, Yano Shogo, Masuda Toshiki, and Aoi Shota will appear. The greatest staff and cast will color the stage. 'Agematsu Noriyasu X A-1 Pictures X Aniplex New Project Recital' will be distributed at 'AnimeJapan 2021'. Please check out the 'AnimeJapan 2021' official website for viewing.
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.