「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.
In order to turn his younger sister who became a "demon" back to a human being because of an event, the main character, Kamado Tanjiro decide to join an organization called "Demon Slayer Corps" that hunts down human-eating demons to avenge his family. His strong sense of responsibility, seriousness, and kind personality have captured the hearts of many readers. "Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba the Movie: Mugen Train" was released on October 16, and depicts the further action of Tanjiro. In this article, we will introduce carefully selected items for those who want to become like "Tanjiro". ■ A scarf filled with memories with the family that makes you relieved even on cold days ... The scarf that Tanjiro wore when he went out to sell charcoal to the town on a cold day, had became an item. It is an impressive item that reminds us of the memories of Tanjiro and his family. ■ Wearing a gown inspired by haori makes you feel like Tanjiro! The gown inspired by the haori pattern of Tanjiro will fit both men and women. It is reversible, so you can also enjoy the another side as a different color variation. ■ Taking some rest is important when you get tired! Rehabilitation training at the Butterfly Mansion. It is a pajamas that reproduces the details of the hospitalization clothes of the Butterfly Mansion, which is the private residence of Kocho Shinobu and the treatment center for injured slayers. They were also worn by Tanjiro who were injured in the mission. ■ "Total concentration! Water Breathing!" Voice of Tanjiro is installed! Let's control breathing and dress up with a toy It is an item that allows you to fully enjoy the world view of "Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba". By changing the blade, you can enjoy three modes: "Water Breathing mode", "Hinokami Kagura mode", and "Action mode". Besides the items introduced this time, there are many products related to Tanjiro. We hope you find at least one item you want to get. (C) Gotouge Koyoharu / Shueisha / Aniplex / ufotable
The rainy season (Tsuyu) is a long period of persistent rain in Japan. Every year, people tend to get tired of going outside, but this year, with the spread of the new coronavirus, many of them are probably spending even more time at home. Here at Anime!Anime!, we conducted a reader survey asking, "Which 'slice-of-life anime' would you like to watch at home during the rainy season?". A total of 91 responses were received between Jun. 8 and Jun. 12. There were more female respondents with the gender ratio being 37% male and 63% female. The age group was about 55% for those under the age of 19, and about 25% for those in their 20s, mainly focusing on youngsters. ■The results have shown a big variety of slice-of-life anime! "Non Non Biyori" and "Is the Order a Rabbit?" ranked in 5th place with the same number of votes. "Non Non Biyori" is originally a comedy manga serialized in "Monthly Comic Alive". The story depicts the exciting country life of five students, including Miyauchi Renge, that attend the local school of Asahigaoka. Among the reasons why fans chose this anime, they commented about the peaceful life in the countryside; "It's heartwarming", "Ren-chan makes me feel healed", and "This is what I call a true slice-of-life anime. The best one right now!". [Streaming Sites] ・ABEMA (ABEMA Video) free distribution from Jun. 12, 2020 (midnight) until Jun. 25, 2020 (11:59 p.m.) ・Netflix ・d Anime Store "Is the Order a Rabbit?" (abbreviated as GochiUsa) is an anime series based on the four-panel manga written and illustrated by Koi. It depicts the daily life of the protagonist Cocoa with the eccentric girls Chino, Rize, Chiya, and Sharo at the cafe Rabbit House. Many fans have expressed their desire for being healed; "I am healed by the cuteness of the characters", and "I am soothed by the lively personality of the cute girls". [Streaming Sites] ・ABEMA (ABEMA Video) "Is the Order a Rabbit?": free distribution period: Jun. 12, 2020 (midnight) - Jun. 18, 2020 (11:59 p.m.) "Is the Order a Rabbit??": free distribution period: Jun. 19, 2020 (midnight) - Jun. 25, 2020 (11:59 p.m.) ・d Anime Store The 4th place goes to "Teasing Master Takagi-san". "Teasing Master Takagi-san" is originally a manga with the same title which is serialized in "Gessan" and has sold a total of 6 million copies. It is an adolescent romantic comedy that features the daily life of the middle school student Takagi, who loves to tease her classmate Nishikata. It looks like most of the fans would love to see more scenes featuring the two characters; "It's so funny and cute", "I'd love to see a warm home life of Takagi-san and Nishikata. Also, it would be also great to see a rainy season story with the two of them walking under the same umbrella". [Streaming Sites] ・Netflix The 3rd place goes to "Mr. Osomatsu". "Mr. Osomatsu" is based on the gag manga "Osomatsu-kun", and features the 1st season, which was released in Oct. 2015, and the 2nd season which aired in Oct. 2017. It is an unpredictable gag comedy that will make you laugh, cry, and even give you courage sometimes by depicting the daily life of the Matsuno six brothers which have now grown up into NEETs. Various comments have shown how people get easily depressed in the rainy season, and that this work has the power to make them laugh and feel better; "I can laugh so hard and feel better even in this gloomy season", and "This is the time when I really want to laugh for something". [Streaming Sites] ・Netflix ・d Anime Store The 2nd place goes to "Daily Lives of High School Boys". "Daily Lives of High School Boys" is originally a manga by Yamauchi Yasunobu, which was serialized in "Gangan Online". It is a comedy that revolves around the daily lives of Tadakuni, Hidenori, and Yoshitake of Sanada North Boys High school. Many readers have commented that they want to overcome this gloomy time by laughing; "I laugh so many times that makes me feel better", and "Even though it is centered on the silly life of some high school students, it also features some lovely characters". [Streaming Sites] ・Netflix ・d Anime Store The 1st place goes to "Nichijou" with an approval rating of 11%. "Nichijou" is a gag anime series produced by Kyoto Animation and is based on the manga with the same title by Arawi Keiichi. It depicts the surreal daily life of an 8-year-old genius girl who lives with a female android, along with a group of eccentric girls of Tokisadame High School. Many fans have commented about the reason for their choice; "It's so funny that it can even blow away the gloomy mood caused by the rain", and "It makes me laugh and feel better when depression comes out in rainy days". [Streaming Sites] ・ABEMA Video Free distribution period: Jun. 12, 2020 (midnight) - Jun. 25, 2020 (11:59 p.m.) ・ Amazon Prime Video ・Netflix ・d Anime Store ■Let's introduce other comments!! "Sazae-san": "The most popular slice-of-life anime"; "My favorite daily life anime. It makes me want to watch it even when I don't want to"; "I love how the story progresses and is also very easy to understand". Many fans are convinced that it is the real first slice-of-life life anime created in our history. "New Atashin'chi": "It is interesting for both adults and children"; "It's a lovely story that portrays an ordinary Japanese family". Many readers consider it as the perfect anime to watch with all the family members at home". "Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid": "I was impressed by the moment when the dragon and the human overcome their differences to live under the same roof in rainy days"; "I'm always amazed at the way dragons play with each other". Many comments were about episodes featuring the rain. The survey includes a big variety of slice-of-life anime to watch during the rainy season, from those that depict an easygoing daily life to romantic and gag stories. In particular, the top-ranking was dominated by comedies. ■Top 20 "Which 'slice-of-life anime' would you like to watch at home during the rainy season?" 1. "Nichijou" 2. "Daily Lives of High School Boys" 3. "Mr. Osomatsu" 4. "Teasing Master Takagi-san" 5. "Is the Order a Rabbit?" 5. "Non Non Biyori" 7. "Barakamon" 7. "Sazae-san" 7. "Uchi no Sanshimai" 10. "New Atashin'chi" 10. "Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid" 10. "Lucky Star" 10. "Blend S" 10. "Kimi to Boku" 10. "Tanaka-kun is Always Listless" 16. "Pokémon" 16. "Laid-Back Camp" 16. "The Prince of Tennis" 16. "Sweetness and Lightning" 16. "Azumanga Daioh" 16. "WORKING!!" 16. "Three Leaves, Three Colors" 16. "Hidamari Sketch" 16. "School Babysitters" 16. "Touken Ranbu: Hanamaru" 16. "Wasteful Days of High School Girls" 16. "Cells at Work!" 16. "Eromanga Sensei" 16. "K-On!" 16. "Rokuhoudou Yotsuiro Biyori" 16. "Girls' Last Tour" 16. "Ooya-san to Boku" 16. "Chibi Maruko-chan" 16. "Minami-ke" 16. "Dynamic Chord" 16. "Wotakoi: Love Is Hard for Otaku" 16. "Maison Ikkoku" 16. "The Disastrous Life of Saiki K." 16. "Himouto! Umaru-chan" 16. "When They Cry" 16. "ReLIFE" 16. "Anne Happy" 16. "Gintama" Response period: (Jun. 8 - Jun. 12, 2020) * The questionnaire is part of an attitude survey related to the interest of the readers towards the current anime works and characters. Regarding the results, there is no intention to determine any kind of relative merit of any character or production. We hope that this article will be an opportunity for you to get to know new works and characters, and also deepen your understanding and interest in them.
New content for Jun. of the streaming service of anime and films, "Amazon Prime Video" has been announced. The first live-action film of "Touken Ranbu", "Touken Ranbu The Movie -Keishou-", and "Confidence Man JP -Romance-", the first film adaption of TV series by the scriptwriter Kosawa Ryouta, who will be working on an anime for the first time for the summer 2020 anime "GREAT PRETENDER". Also, there will be new foreign films, such as "Suicide Squad" and "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice". For TV shows, they will be streaming the variety show, "Aiseki Shokudou (Night in Night)" Season 3, starting from "Aiseki Shokudou Machi Bura-1 Grand Prix <1st Half>", which was broadcast on Feb. 11, 2020. (C)2019 "Touken Ranbu The Movie" Production Committee (C)2015-2019 DMM (C)2019 "Confidence Man JP" Production Committee
Toei's Special Film channel that offers nostalgic shows from the 50's to the 90's known as「My★Hero」will begin from October 9. Only available within the Amazon Prime Video Channel (Prime Video Channel) service for Amazon Prime members.
From "Evangelion", "Eva's New Year's" will be held at Toei Uzumasa Movie Village. In the new attraction, "Evangelion Kyoto Base", a giant votive picture with an original illustration about 3 meters high and 5 meters wide will be displayed, and various events will be held. In the "Eva's New Year's" event, a giant votive picture with a height of about 3 meters and a width of about 5 meters will be displayed from New Year's Day, with a motif of the Chinese zodiac sign of the ox and a newly drawn illustration of five characters from Evangelion (from left to right, Kaworu, Rei, Shinji, Asuka, and Mari), wishing for good health and good luck in the New Year. To celebrate the New Year, "Yuru-Shito" and "Kachintalion" will come to the shrine and serve sweet sake made from rice koji to the first 100 people. In addition, "Evatchi," a collaboration of the toy "Tamagotchi" and Evangelion, will be on special sale, and many new goods with original illustrations will also be available. Also, the opening period of the stamp rally has been extended. Toei Uzumasa Film Village "Eva's New Year" will be held from January 1, 2021. (C) Color
From "Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon a Time" (to be released on January 23, 2021), the newest poster visual, and the main trailer featuring a part of the theme song 'One Last Kiss' that Utada Hikaru wrote for the movie have been revealed. "Neon Genesis Evangelion" is the TV series that was broadcast in 1995, creating a social phenomenon. From 2007, it returned with the release of "Rebuild of Evangelion" series, and the trilogy "Evangelion: 1.0 You Are (Not) Alone", "Evangelion: 2.0 You Can (Not) Advance", and "Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo" . The final film "Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon a Time" will premiere on January 23, 2021. The main trailer has been released in theaters nationwide (with exceptions). In the video, the theme song 'One Last Kiss' written by Utada Hikaru, who has produced the songs for all the "Rebuild of Evangelion" series, was partially revealed. Furthermore, the newest poster featuring Shinji, Rei, Asuka, Kaworu, and Mari has also been revealed. It was drawn by the chief animation director Nishigori Atsushi. A poster with a newer visual, and flyer will be distributed later. "Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon a Time" will premiere nationwide on January 23, 2021. (C)Khara / Project Eva. （C)Khara / EVA Production Committee (C)Khara
The latest and finale of the "Rebuild of Evangelion" series is "Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon a Time.". The first screening time of this movie on its release date is 12:00 AM, January 23, in 5 nationwide cities, which are Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya, Fukuoka, and Sapporo, making this the world's earliest screening time. The world's earliest screening time will be available in 15 theatres in 5 nationwide cities (Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya, Fukuoka, and Sapporo). For those theaters with IMAX hall, the back-to-back IMAX screening of "Evangelion: 3.333 You Can (Not) Redo." and "Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon a Time." are available. Some theaters will also offer back-to-back normal screening as well. The sale of the ticket will start at 12:00 AM, January 13, on the ticket website of each theater. There is no screening time that is as earlier as this on the release date, so this is the "world earliest" screening. Information, such as the starting time and ticket charge, will be released at a later date. So, please look forward to it. （C）Khara／Project Eva. （C）Khara／EVA Production Committee （C）Khara
"Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon a Time." (Will be released on January 23, 2021) will the first in the Eva series to have an IMAX screening. To commemorate this, the prequel "Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo." has got a version up and it will have an IMAX screening for a limited time period. "Rebuild of Evangelion" is consists of "Evangelion: 1.0 You Are (Not) Alone." (2007), "Evangelion: 2.0 You Can (Not) Advance." (2009), and "Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo." (2012). The finale "Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon a Time." will be released on January 23, 2021, and it was revealed that the IMAX screening will be released on the same date. Also, the prequel "3.0 You Can (Not) Redo." has gotten a version up as "Evangelion: 3.333 You Can (Not) Redo.", and it will have an IMAX screening for a limited time period from January 8 until January 23, 2021. Please enjoy the more precise and clear footage than the first release in the theaters. Detailed information is available on the official website. （C）Khara
From "Gin Tama The Semi-Final", the prequel of the movie "Gin Tama The Final", the synopsis, preceding cutscenes, and trailer of the 1st episode "Yorozuya-hen 'You should not brag without considering the consequences (provisional translation)'" have been revealed. It will be distributed from January 15 exclusively on 'dTV'. "Gin Tama The Semi-Final" consists of two episodes, which are set in the world two years after the worst-ever decisive battle that involved the entire universe. In the 1st episode, when Gintoki is back in Edo and runs into Shinpachi who succeeded Yorozuya, he wears a mask right away and calls himself Fundoshi Mask. Shinpachi was attacked by an unknown group led by Shachi, a prisoner manga artist that respects Gintoki as Aniki. On the other hand, Katsura, also known as Donald Zuramp and the first prime minister, was assaulted... In "Yorozuya-hen 'You should not brag without considering the consequences (provisional translation)'", you can also enjoy the appearance of the familiar Kabuki Chou characters including Hijikata and Okita, and Kagura who has gained a secret skill to manipulate the age. Although it is a prequel of the movie, it is full of "Gin Tama" style that never leaves jokes behind, which will let you enjoy before watching the movie. Furthermore, the 2nd period of the collaboration between "Gin Tama The Semi-Final", "Gin Tama The Final", and Tower Records Cafe will be launched on January 8. During the 2nd period, the original gifts and collaboration menu featuring the visuals from "Gin Tama The Semi-Final" will be offered. Inside the cafe, main visual and huge tapestry of Gintoki and other characters will be displayed. Please follow the information of it along with "Gin Tama The Semi-Final" and "Gin Tama The Final". (C)Sorachi Hideaki / Shueisha, TV Tokyo, Dentsu, BNP Aniplex
"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
To celebrate the birthday of Captain Levi (December 25) from "Attack on Titan", "GYAO!" will be streaming three special celebration projects. Exclusive content will be streamed for free for a limited time, including a congratulation message from voice actor Kamiya Hiroshi. First is an exclusive free streaming of a congratulation message from Kamiya Hiroshi, the voice actor who plays Levi, the "most powerful soldier of humankind". Next is an original selection that best reminds us of Levi's attraction, chosen by GYAO!'s anime section staff. 10 episodes with action scenes and scenes that show us the personality of the character will be streamed for free. And finally, an exclusive free marathon of "Attack on Titan: The Final Season", which is currently being aired on regular TV, for those who missed any episodes. "Kamiya Hiroshi (voice of Levi) Congratulation Message Video" and "Attack on Titan Levi Selection (total of 10 episodes)" will be available from midnight on December 25, 2020, to 11:59 p.m. on January 7, 2021. "'Attack on Titan: The Final Season' Free Marathon Streamin (#1 to #4)" will be streamed on "GYAO!" from noon on December 28, 2020, to 11:59 a.m. on January 11, 2021. (C) Isayama Hajime, Kodansha / "Attack on Titan" The Final Season Production Committee (C) Isayama Hajime, Kodansha / "Attack on Titan" Production Committee
"Soul", the latest work of Disney and Pixar, is exclusively available on "Disney Plus" from 5 pm, on December 25. Ahead of the release, it was revealed that the director Pete Docter received inspiration from a "profound quote" of a winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature, and this is the most profound "life" theme in Pixar history. It has been 25 years since the release of "Toy Story" that depicted the "toy world. Within these years, Disney and Pixar have released various emotional stories with a unique imagination world, including the "Monster Inc." depicting the "Monster World", "Finding Nemo" depicting the "Undersea World", "Inside Out" depicting the "Inner Mind World", and "Coco" depicting the "Afterlife". And the latest work "Soul" depicts the "Soul (Pre-birth) World" and Joe, the music teacher who dreams to be a jazz musician, wanders into the soul world interacting with "22", who wanders around the soul world for a few hundred years without finding his purpose. The director for this work is Pete Docter, who is necessary for Pixar's "emotional work". He is the one who created the idea of “Toy Story" (the pioneer of Pixar's work), debuted as the director in "Monster Inc.", shown off his script writingwritten and production ability in "Wall-E", and won the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature for "Up" and "Inside Out", where he is the director. When trying to depicting the profound theme of "What's the most important thing in life", director Pete Docter reveals that he got the inspiration from the quote of Albert Camus, the winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature, saying "The literal meaning of human life is that you don't have to kill yourself no matter what." Albert Camus is the person who is known for his thought on the irrational thing in the world and studies the historical descriptions centered on revolution. He claimed that "there is no meaning in life" and supported the thought that humans can't provide a satisfying meaning in life. However, there is no fault if there is no meaning in life, what's important is to accept it and continue living. Then the director Pete Docter, and others, study that idea in detailed and use it as a reference to depict the massive theme of this work, which is "Life". Director Pete Docter revealed, "For the purpose of this work, I had researched various philosophers, and the quote of Albert Camus has moved me the most. People have a tendency to expect that what happened outside will cause large changes. But most of psychologists said that 'there is no such thing as outside'. My view on that is that there is still the inner. So I try to depict that in this movie." It seems that this work was created to have the children understand and enjoy it with a profound theme, and the producer Dana Murray commented about how this work can be enjoyed by a wide generation, "This movie is trying to inquiry on something big. The inquiry on the meaning of life is intended toward the adults, but my children, who had watched the movie, ask me questions about life. Then, I noticed that it was bad to be considerate even if they are still a child, so I believe that even children will be able to enjoy this work." "Soul" is exclusively available on "Disney Plus" from 5 pm, on December 25. （C）2020 Disney/Pixar.
The 2nd PV for TV anime Ahiru no Sora has been released and features the passionate plays of a freakishly tall basketball club member. Broadcasting information was released at the same time. The series will be aired on TV Tokyo’s channel 6 starting on October 2nd.
「Gundam AGEII Magnum SV ver.」 piloted by Kujo Kyoya in 『Gundam Build Divers』 gets a gunpla kit with a scale of 1/144(HG). Currently available for pre-order on Premium Bandai.
「BanG Dream! Girls Band Party!」 and its 4th tie-up with Lawson as of September the 3rd, has been revealed. The campaign is to give out a limited quantity of originals goods which will be sold on a first-come-first-serve basis
From TV anime "JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Golden Wind" comes blazers and pants (slacks) which can be worn together as business suits inspired by Giorno Giovanna and Bruno Bucciarati. Pre-orders are available at "Premium Bandai" until Dec. 26, 2019.
Movie “Kimetsu no Yaiba : Demon Slayer” Infinity Train arc decided to be released on 2020. The new teaser and visual has been released on the 2nd info.
"Kishiryu Sentai Ryusoulger VS Lupinranger VS Patranger the Movie", the newest work in the "Super Sentai VS Film Series", is scheduled to be released on Feb. 8, 2020. The newest footage andscene photos have also been revealed.