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
September 24th is "World Gorilla Day".
It is an anniversary established by the Diane Fossey Gorilla Foundation to protect endangered gorillas and their natural habitats. By the way, gorillas are classified to be the geniuses of the primate hominid family. Primates also include humans.
Many characters related to gorillas or monkeys have appeared in anime. They have been shown in various ways, including being strong like a gorilla, being quick like a monkey, and being a real gorilla or monkey. Here, at Anime! Anime! we conducted a survey about what gorilla/monkey character impressed readers the most?
Here, at Anime! Anime! we conducted a reader survey, "Who is the gorilla/monkey anime character you like the most?" During the survey period from Sep. 9th to Sep. 16th responses from 105 people had been received. The male-female ratio is about 35% for males and about 65% for females. About 45% of the age group were minors, and about 40% were in their 20s.
■The top goes to "Gintama" Kondou Isao - a character with a great physique!
1st place goes to Kondou Isao from "Gintama" with an approval rating about 30%
Kondou Isao, the director of the Shinsengumi, is a character who is often called a gorilla by the others because of his muscular body. Readers highly praised the episode when he met with with Princess Bubbles, commenting, "He was about to get married with an alien who looks like a real gorilla."
2nd place goes to Maki Oze "Fire Force"
Maki Oze, the first-class firefighter of the 8th Special Fire Force, also has a muscular and strong body. The gap between her cute appearance and her personality attracted many readers, who said, "I like her being a maiden because she is so cute but muscular and too concerned about being called gorilla!"
3rd place shared between "Gintama's" original author in gorilla form and Toyotomi Hideyoshi from "Sengoku BASARA".
Sorachi Hideaki, the original author of "Gintama", appears in the anime as the original gorilla author. He is also a voice actor himself and was ranked in because of the impact of playing a gorilla-style self-portrait character in a yellow T-shirt.
Toyotomi Hideyoshi has been called "Monkey" by his lord Oda Nobunaga. A comment about him, saying, "He has a gorilla-like character design, but has a well-organized face. Okiayu Ryoutarou's sexy voice is also refreshing and cool."
■Let's introduce other comments!
About Kanbaru Suruga from "Bakemonogatari", "She appears as a girl who made a wish to a monkey, and her left arm is a monkey's hand. The title of the story in which she first appears is also" Monkey "
About Takenori Akagi from "Slam Dunk", "Speaking of gorillas, the first thing that comes to mind is Gori-senpai. He is a reliable senior who is leading everyone being the main pillar of the team."
About George from "Curious George", "He is a real monkey, but I love him because he expresses more emotions than humans."
About Fujiwara Haranishi from "Smile PreCure!", "Fujiwara Haranishi, who appeared as a guest, has" natural wild power! " There was also a vote for the comedian who appeared in the role of himself, saying, "The name" was very interesting and the love of Pretty Cure was transmitted! "
In this survey, multiple characters who are proud of their power are ranked in. Characters who are leaders of special forces and captains of club activities are also present, and it seems that gorilla characters also have leadership.
A wide range of characters, from people with nicknames like "Gorilla" or "Monkey" to real animals, were ranked in.
"Who is the gorilla/monkey anime character you like the most?"
1st place Kondou Isao "Gintama"
2nd place Maki Oze "Fire Force"
3rd place Gorilla original author "Gintama"
3rd place Toyotomi Hideyoshi "Sengoku BASARA"
5th place Kirisaki Chitoge "Nisekoi"
5th place Gorilla Grodd "Ninja Batman"
5th place Gian "Doraemon"
5th place George "Curious George"
9th place Takenori Akagi "Slam Dunk"
9th place Sohma Ritsu "Fruit Basket"
9th place Gorilander "Pokemon"
(Survey period: Sep. 9th to 16th, 2020)
"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
"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 latest visual of the TV anime "Fire Force Season 2" that marks the start of "United Front with Company 2 Arc" from episode 19 "Oze Family", has been revealed.
Also, the additional casts and character were announced, which are Ono Yuuki will be voicing Takigi Oze and Toriumi Kohsuke will be voicing Hajiki. Their comments have been revealed as well.
After the "Haijima's Shinigami Arc" that revolves a three-way battle over the "sixth pillar" between "Special Fire Force Company 8", "Haijima Industries" and the "White Clad", "United Front with Company 2 Arc" will once again take place at the "Netherworld".
While Special Fire Force Company 8 is getting closer to the mystery of the white-clad and the "Evangelist ", Maki was requested to be transfered to the military by her family. While being separated from her precious friends, Special Fire Force Company 8 had once again stepped into the "Netherworld".
What awaits the Special Fire Force Company 8 in their second trip to "Netherworld"? Do look forward to it as the story is approaching the most interesting part.
Also, it was announced that the additional characters in "United Front with Company 2 Arc" are Takigi Oze, Maki's older brother and Tokyo Imperial Army, first lieutenant, criminal detective, and the captain of the Special Fire Force Company 2, Hajiki. Takigi Oze will be voiced by Ono Yuuki while Hajiki will be voiced by Toriumi Kohsuke.
Regarding their appearance, Ono said, "He has a stubborn side but he actually is quite a good guy. After voicing him, I found out that it was quite fun while expressing his emotion!" while Toriumi said "He is quite big-hearted, and not only is he capable in his work, he is also a cool adult that has an extreme humane side.”
TV anime "Fire Force Season 2" is currently being aired on MBS, TBS, BS-TBS, and other 21 channels.
Q1 Do tell us your impression of Takigi Oze.
I was a fan of the original work before this, and I have the thought of "If I was giving an offer to voice character, wouldn't it be Takigi?", so when I actually got the offer, I can't stop smiling...! He has a stubborn side but he actually is quite a good guy. After voicing him, I found out that it was quite fun while expressing his emotion!
Q2 Do give us a message to the fans that are looking forward to this.
The Oze family had finally gathered! This is a very unique family so I am glad to be part of them. Fire Force will be getting more interesting, so do look forward to it as well as the appearance of the Oze family!
Q1 Do tell us your impression of Hajiki.
At first glance, it seems that he is an easygoing person but he actually has a wide perception, good at looking after others, and is quite big-hearted, so he is not only capable in his work, he is also a cool adult that has an extreme humane side.
Q2 Do give us a message to the fans that are looking forward to this.
I'm Toriumi Kohsuke and I will be voicing Hajiki.
It is quite interesting and fantastic work. I really enjoyed it during the recording. Please, do look forward to it
（C）Ookubo Atsushi, Kodansha／Special Fire Force Video PR Section
Original print Christmas cake for "Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba", "Osomatsu-san", "New Genesis Evangelion", "Code Geas: Lelouch the Rebellion", "Fire Force", and "Fugo Keiji Balance: UNLIMITED". Pre-orders for these Christmas cakes are currently available at the official website for "PriRoll".
"Fire Force Season 2" will be entering the Haijima Industries Arc from episode 14 on Oct. 2. In commemoration, the visual of the Haijima Industries Arc and promo for the 2nd cour of Season 2 has been released.
"Fire Force" is based on the manga serialized on "Weekly Shonen Magazine" by Ookubo Atsushi. Season 1 of the anime was aired in 2019, and Season 2 is currently being broadcast.
The VS. Holy Sol Temple Arc had ended with episode 13 on Sep. 25, and from episode 14, the Haijima Industries Arc begins. Captain Burns revealed the dark side of the Holy Sol Temple to Joker and Benimaru. Special Fire Force Company 8 goes to investigate Haijima Industries, and Yuuichirou Kurono, a.k.a. the Grim Reaper, confronts them.
The Haijima Industries Arc visual features Shinra, Kurono, and other characters that hold the key to the story. And in the promo for the 2nd cour of Season 2, you can take a glimpse of the three-way battle between Special Fire Force Company 8, Haijima Industries, and the White-Clad.
The musicians singing the opening and ending theme songs for the 2nd cour were also revealed. KANA-BOON will be singing "Torch of Liberty" for the opening, and PELICAN FANCLUB will be singing "Desire" for the ending.
"Torch of Liberty" is also used in the promo for the 2nd cour, so you can enjoy their song in advance. Taniguchi Maguro from KANA-BOON and Endou Anri from PELICAN FANCLUB have commented on their thoughts towards their songs.
【Taniguchi Maguro from KANA-BOON】
The word "liberation", which plays a major role in the story, was also important in creating the song.
I believe this is a common theme that exists in our daily lives that have changed, our values towards individuality and diversity, and in our concerts, which has always been essential to us.
The sound with our wishes and prayers at the core has turned out very intense, and I think you would enjoy it.
I can't wait to deliver this song to you and perform it in front of everyone.
We'll keep the fire burning until we get back to where we belong and get a new grasp of hope.
【Endou Anri from PELICAN FANCLUB】
The "Fire" in this series represents many things: danger, fighting spirit, life, the brilliance of the moment, desires, etc.
You could say it's just like humans.
When our desires explode, we feel the brilliance of our lives. That's the image I got.
And with that image of the "explosion of desire" as our main theme, we made this song to express ourselves trying to live strong with all the different emotions we have.
The song is also aimed towards us as a band.
We would be very happy if this song remains as glowing embers in everyone that watches the anime.
"Fire Force Season 2"
(C)Ookubo Atsushi, Kodansha / Special Fire Force Video PR Section
Collaboration between "Fire Force" and the original rolled ice cream specialty store "Roll Ice Cream Factory" has been decided. Ice cream, tapioca milk, and other products inspired by Shinra, Arthur, Shinmon, and others, will be on sale at nationwide "Roll Ice Cream Factory" shops from Sept. 4.
At the collaboration cafe, a total of 6 flavors of ice cream and drinks will be offered, including "Shinra's strawberry rolled ice cream" and "Joker's black tapioca milk", which feature the image of the characters.
Moreover, for those who ordered the collaboration menu, one random limited coaster (12 types in total) designed with selected famous anime scenes will be given.
Also, original goods such as stickers and tin badge mirrors with the images of main protagonist Kusakabe Shinra and the character "Shiro-kun" of "Roll Ice Cream Factory", cool-to-the-touch, water-absorbing, quick-drying masks made in Japan will be sold.
The collaboration between "Fire Force" and "Roll Ice Cream Factory" will be held at nationwide "Roll Ice Cream Factory" stores from Sep. 4 to Sep. 24, 2020.
(C) Ookubo Atsushi/Kodansha/Fire Force Video Communications Section
The outline and preceding cut-scenes of episode 1 "Case 1" of the TV anime "Tenchisozo Design Bu" (broadcast on January 7, 2021) have been released.
"Tenchisozo Design Bu" is based on the same-name manga written by Hebizou & Suzuki Tsuta, and drawn by Tarako, which is serialized on "Monthly Morning two" since 2017. It was ranked 10th place in the "Kono Manga ga Sugoi! 2019 Boy Category".
The story starts when the client ( almighty God that created the heaven) subcontract with the Heaven's Design Team after getting bored of creating the living being on the ground. It is a "living being creation related job comedy" and depicts the daily discovery, efforts while creating living beings of the communicator (angels), designers, and engineers.
The title for episode 1 is "Case 1"
The angel Shimoda had just joined Tenchisozo Company. When he went to the design department to introduce himself as a communicator, a meeting just happens to start.
The order from God is "An animal that is able to eat the leaf at a high place". The idea that the designers think of are....
TV Anime "Tenchisozo Design Bu"'s episode 1 "Case 1" has started on January 7, 2021 (Thursday), on TOKYO MX, MBS, and other channels.
(C) Hebizou & Suzuki Tsuta, Tarako, Kodansha/ Tenchisozo Design Bu Production Committee
The preceding cut-scenes of episode 14 "Cat-Deceiving Chapter, Part 1" of "Higurashi: When They Cry – Gou" has been revealed.
"Higurashi: When They Cry – Gou” (known as Higurashi) is based on the horror, mystery novel game by Ryukishi07/ 07th Expansion.
The story depicts the strange incidents that happened in the cold village, Hinamizawa Village during the first summer of Showa 58 (1983).
During episode 13 "Curse-Deceiving Chapter, Part 5", in order to rescue Satoko, the Hinamizawa Village formed the Onigafuchi Shishu Alliance after the matter with the Houjo family and the dam project were solved.
However, a large boulder appeared in front of Keiichi and others...
Do look forward to the development in the "Cat-Deceiving Chapter".
Episode 14 "Cat-Deceiving Chapter, Part 1" of "Higurashi: When They Cry – Gou" has started on January 7, 2021 (Thursday) on TOKYO MX and other channels.
(C) 2020 Ryukishi07/ Higurashi: When They Cry Production Committee
The outline and preceding cut-scenes of episode 1 "Kyou to Kyoto no Kyou to Tomo" of the TV anime "The Quintessential Quintuplets 2nd Season" (broadcast on January 8, 2021) have been released.
"The Quintessential Quintuplets 2nd Season" is based on the love comedy manga by Haruba Negi that was serialized on "Weekly Shounen Magazine".
The relationship between the beautiful quintuplets, who "hate study" and "at the brink of failing their examination" and Fuutarou, who has hired to be their tutor to lead them to "graduation", has become stronger due to the various events during the school trip. Just when he wants to guide them to avoid failing their examination, troubles happened. And the "girl from the photo" who is also Fuutarou's first love has appeared...!?
The title for episode 1 is "Kyou to Kyoto no Kyou to Tomo".
After the school trip has ended, Fuutarou cold has turned worse and he got admitted to a hospital. The quintuplets, who gotten close to Fuutarou due to the various events of the school trip, paid him a visit.
Then, Itsuki asked Fuutarou his reason for studying, and he talked about a girl that he met in Kyoto 5 years ago.
Episode 1 of "The Quintessential Quintuplets 2nd Season" has started on January 8, 2021 (Friday), at 1:28 AM, on TBS and other channels.
(C) Haruba Negi, Kodansha/ "The Quintessential Quintuplets 2nd Season" Production Committee
The 2nd PV for TV anime Ahiru no Sora has been released and features the passionate plays of a freakishly tall basketball club member. Broadcasting information was released at the same time. The series will be aired on TV Tokyo’s channel 6 starting on October 2nd.
「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.
"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.