「Gundam AGEII Magnum SV ver.」 piloted by Kujo Kyoya in 『Gundam Build Divers』 gets a gunpla kit with a scale of 1/144(HG). Currently available for pre-order on Premium Bandai.
The information on the anime adaptation of "Summer Time Rendering", the manga that was serialized on "Shounen Jump+" with over 130 million PV, was announced on July 22, the "first day" in the work. The broadcast will be in 2022, and the teaser visual was released together with the introduction of the story. "Summer Time Rendering" is a science-fiction, suspense story about Ajiro Shinpei returning to his hometown, Hitogashima in Wakayama Prefecture as his childhood friend, Kofune Ushio has passed away. This work by Tanaka Yasunori started being serialized on "Shounen Jump+" in October 2017, and together with the final episode on February 1, 2021, the "anime adaptation" and "live action adaptation" were announced, and these announcement had become a trend in Twitter. The first anime teaser visual of this work has been released. It depicts Ajiro Shinpei and Kofune Ushio standing back-to-back with each other with the sea that reminds you of the first summer on the setting of this story, Hitogashima. "Summer Time Rendering" will be broadcast in 2022. ■Introduction "Ushio is dead...." After receiving the obituary of his childhood friend, Kofune Ushio, Ajiro Shinpei returned to his hometown, Hitogashima in Wakayama Prefecture since 2 years. His reunion with his family and friends. The funeral is being held smoothly. However, his best friend Hishigata Sou told Shinpei, "I have some doubts on Ushio's death, there is a possibility that she was murdered." On the next day, the whole family member from a nearby house went missing. At the same time, Shinpei heard about an ominous rumor. "Those who saw a "shadow" that resembles to them, will die. They will be killed by the shadow---!!" Furthermore, Ushio's sister, Mio mentioned "I saw a shadow 3 days before my older sister died"...!? The science-fiction, suspense story that goes across time has started on this small summer island on the Kitan Strait---! (C) Tanaka Yasunori/ Shueisha, Summer Time Rendering Production Committee
On July 28, 2021, a new story quest called "Yu Yu Hakusho: Underworld's Carnage Arc – Bonds of Fire Chapter 1" will be added to the original story mode of "Yu Yu Hakusho: 100% Honki Battle", a game for smartphones based on "Yu Yu Hakusho". "'Yu Yu Hakusho': Chapter of Underworld's Carnage – Bonds of Fire Chapter 1" is a new story quest that allows players to re-experience the 1994 movie of the same name. Yusuke and his friends are informed of the danger of the collapse of the spirit world and realize the ambitions of the fearsome King of the Underworld, Yakumo, who is working behind the scenes. If this continues, the human world as well as the spirit world will be destroyed. In commemoration of the addition of this quest, a variety of campaigns will be held starting July 21. There will be a limited time capsule toy featuring new characters from the movie version, "[Evil Puppeteer] Kuronue", "[Little Spirit Guide] Hinagashi", and "[Evil Eye Master of the Underworld] Yorimitsu", as well as a paid "YuYu Hakusho the Movie: Underworld's Carnage Arc – Bonds of Fire Step Up Capsule Toy". For more information, please visit the official website. (C) Yoshihiro Togashi 1990-1994 (C) Pierrot/Shueisha (C) KLabGames/AltPlus
Tanemura Arina, the manga author known for “Phantom Thief Jeanne”, will collaborate with “Animate Café” for the 3rd time. The collaboration café will be held from July 28, 2021 at “Animate Café” Ikebukuro 3rd Store and Nagoya 2nd Store. Tanemura made her debut in 1996 on girls manga magazine called “Ribbon”. The serialization of “Phantom Thief Jeanne” began from 1998 and made a big hit that marked the total sale over 5.5 million copies. It was adapted into TV anime the next year, and she continued to release many works, including “Full Moon o Sagashite”, “The Gentlemen’s Alliance Cross”, and “Sakura Hime: The Legend of Princess Sakura”. She also drew the fundamental designs for the smartphone app called “Idolish Seven”, and she continues to expand her field of activity. This collaboration picked up 7 works of Tanemura, including “I.O.N”, “Phantom Thief Jeanne”, “Time Stanger Kyoko”, “Full Moon o Sagashite”, “Sakura Hime; The Legend of Princess Sakura”, “The Gentlemen Alliance Cross”, and “Neko to Watashi no Kinyobi”. The collaboration continued to use the same theme as the previous café (“Precious Wedding Party”), and the collaboration menu inspired by her works and the limited items, including “BIG Acrylic Stand” with original designs will be sold. Moreover, the original “coaster” (chosen randomly from heroine group (11 designs) or hero group (9 designs)) will be given with the order on the collaboration menu. “’Tanemura Arina’×Animate Café” 3rd edition will be held from July 28 to August 23 at “Animate Café” Ikebukuro 3rd Store and Nagoya 2nd Store. Detailed information is on the special website. © Tanemura Arina/Shueisha
Cosplayer Enako has appeared on the cover and top article of "Weekly Shounen Champion" Issue 34 (Released on July 21, 2021). On the same issue, the new serialization, called "SANDA" by the manga author, Itagaki Paru, known for "BEASTARS" has started. This is the 6th appearance of Enako in "Weekly Shounen Champion". Other than being featured on the cover page and the gravure photos on the 15 pages top article, she was also featured on the appendix of this issue, which is a big double-sided poster and 2 types of signed summer greeting postcard. There is also a campaign where a limited QUO card will be given to all applicants. In another word, this is a "Special Big Feature on Enako". The highly anticipated new serialization, "SANDA" has started with a 48 page long edition and a color starting page. It depicts a story about the "Adults" and "Children" in a world where the declining birth rate is increasing gradually. "Weekly Shounen Champion" Issue 34 is priced at 320 JPY (tax included), and it is currently available now. Enako The reason I was being featured in various forms is all because of everyone, who purchased it! I am really grateful to all of you (Heart) Do enjoy spending your summer with me at the beach and pool, as it was really quite fun♪
July 22 is "Marine Day". Marine Day is a national holiday that was established in 1996. Due to the influence of the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics, this year it was moved to July 22, the day before the scheduled opening ceremony. Many anime titles and episodes are set in the sea, and various characters have shown impressive performances. There are characters who are good at swimming, some boasting physical beauty enough to monopolize the topic related to the beach, characters that enjoy sea fishing, or sea creatures, and many others. Among all of them who are connected with the sea the most? Here at Anime!Anime!, we conducted an annual reader survey entitled "Speaking about characters who are related to the "sea", who comes to mind?". We received responses from 151 people during the survey period from July 3 to July 10. The male-female ratio is about 30% for males and about 70% for females. About 55% of the age group were teens, and about 30% were in their 20s. ■ Many characters from works with the theme of sea and water are ranked in the same place! 1st place 1st place goes to Monkey D. Luffy from "One Piece" with an approval rating of about 15 percent, up from 5th place last year. Luffy is the captain of the Straw Hat Pirates. Readers commented on the highly popular character, "Speaking about pirates, he is the one who comes to my mind!. The future pirate king!", and "When it is about the sea, it is definitely about pirates! Luffy came to mind first." Jinbei from the same title is also ranked in. For a new companion, "He just joined the Straw Hat Pirates, and it's a character inspired by the sea." 2nd place 2nd place is shared between Tsunami Jousuke from "Inazuma Eleven" and Nanase Haruka from "Free!" with an approval rating of about 5 %. Tsunami Jousuke is a third-year student at Oumihara Junior High School of Okinawa Prefecture and his position is a defender. Readers liked his friendly personality, "His heart is wide as the sea. I like his cool lines like, 'It's a small story compared to how big the sea is!'", and "He is a soccer player but also good at surfing." Nanase Haruka is a member of the Iwatobi High School Swimming Club. Readers commented, "Swimsuit is something related to the sea. I was amazed by how thorough he is when cooking in a swimsuit apron and always wearing a swimsuit under the uniform.", and "It is impressive how he takes off his clothes and enters the sea or the pool". Some fans pointed on the background visual of the work, "Since it was set in a town facing the sea, the sea was always used as the background for the important scenes in the story." The new movie of the series "Free!: The Final Stroke" will be released in two parts: part 1 on September 17, 2021, and the second part on April 22, 2022. ■ Let's introduce other comments! For Nadia from "Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water", "The refreshing opening and the depiction of the sea that appears many times during the work are very beautiful. I love the sea character and this work!" For Rio Mason Busujima from "Hypnosismic: Division Rap Battle", "He is former Navy. As a member of the Yokohama Division's MAD TRIGGER CREW, his team is reminiscent of the ocean." About Tsunashi Ryuunosuke from "Idolish 7", "A member of TRIGGER from Okinawa. Some of the solo songs have the theme of the sea." About Laura from "Tropical-Rouge! Pretty Cure", "The first mermaid in the Pretty Cure series. I'm impressed by how she grows up as a girl from Grand Ocean, the land of mermaids." In the 2021 survey, characters from "One Piece", "Free!", And "Tropical-Rouge!" and other related to the sea and water titles, such as "Pretty Cure" and "Nagi no Asukara", are ranked in. ■ Top 10 "Speaking about characters who are related to the "sea", who comes to your mind?" 1st place Monkey D. Luffy "One Piece" 2nd place Tsunami Jousuke "Inazuma Eleven" 2nd place Nanase Haruka "Free!" 4th place Sonoda Umi "Love Live!" 5th place Mouri Ran "Detective Conan" 5th place Laura / Cure La Mer "Tropical-Ju! Precure " 7th place Shinkai Kanana "Ensemble Stars!" 7th place Sera Masumi "Detective Conan" 7th place Sakishima Hikari "Nagi no Asukara" 7th place Watanabe You "Love Live! Sunshine !!" (Response period: July 3, 2021 to July 10, 2021) ■ Ranking Top 20 "Speaking about characters who are related to the "sea", who comes to your mind?" 1st place Monkey D. Luffy "One Piece" 2nd place Tsunami Jousuke "Inazuma Eleven" 2nd place Nanase Haruka "Free!" 4th place Sonoda Umi "Love Live!" 5th place Mouri Ran "Detective Conan" 5th place Laura / Cure La Mer "Tropical-Ju! Precure " 7th place Shinkai Kanana "Ensemble Stars!" 7th place Sera Masumi "Detective Conan" 7th place Sakishima Hikari "Nagi no Asukara" 7th place Watanabe You "Love Live! Sunshine !!" 11th place Armin Arlert "Attack on Titan" 11th place Kaido Minami / Cure Mermaid "Go! Princess PreCure " 11th place Rio Mason Busujima "Hypnosismic: Division Rap Battle" 11th place Matsuura Kanan "Love Live! Sunshine !! ” 15th place Akai Shuichi "Detective Conan" 15th place Squid Girl "Invasion! Squid Girl" 15th place Ikeda Saburoji "Nintama Rantaro" 15th place Sakata Gintoki "Gintama" 15th place Summer Kamen "Mr. Osomatsu" 15th place Sinbad "Magi" 15th place Tsunashi Ryuunosuke "Idolish7" 15th place Nadia "Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water" 15th place Hakaze Kaoru "Ensemble Stars!" 15th place Fuduki Kai "Tsukiuta." 15th place Makinohara Shoko "Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai" (Response period: July 3, 2021 to July 10, 2021)
July 23 is "Sports Day". From 2020, "Physical Education Day" has been renamed "Sports Day", and in 2021 it has been changed to July 23, to the scheduled date for the opening ceremony of the Tokyo Olympics. Sport is a popular genre for anime. Various sport anime such as baseball, soccer, basketball, boxing, and volleyball have been broadcast and released, and have attracted a lot of attention. Anime!Anime! conducted a survey about which anime is the most popular among readers. Therefore, this time, we conducted a reader survey entitled "Which is your favorite sport anime?" We received responses from 602 people during the survey period from July 5 to July 12. The male-female ratio is about 10% for males and about 90% for females. About 25% of the age group were teens, about 15% were in their 20s, about 20% were in their 30s, and about 25% were in their 40s. ■ "Yuri" wins the majority of votes! 1st place 1st place goes to "Yuri!!! on Ice" with an approval rating of about 50%. "Yuri!!! on Ice" is a figure skating anime that was broadcast in 2016. The realism of skate competitions amazed many people, "Although figure skating is a splendid art, this work clearly shows all the rigor of sports. I was surprised that the acting was also made like the real thing.", and "I was overwhelmed by the skating scenes so much, that I felt like I was really watching a competition The choreography and music are also built in, and I could feel a love of figure skating." Some readers also commented that they started to be interested in figure skating after this work. Veteran athletes as the main characters and unique overseas athletes are another reason for its popularity, "The spokon heart-full anime about the main character in his 20s who tries to improve his skills while deepening ties with coaches who are about the same age was great.", and "The strength, weakness, and splendidness of human interactions between athletes was also wonderful." There were many comments of anticipation for "Yuri!!! on Ice The Movie: Ice Adolescence" which is currently being produced. 2nd place 2nd place goes to "Haikyu!!" with an approval rating of about 18%. "Haikyu!!" is based on the volleyball manga published in "Weekly Shonen Jump". The broadcast of the TV anime started in 2014, and multiple series have been produced. Realistic games and emotional characters stole fans' hearts, "The technique and tactics of volleyball are beautifully depicted, the composition is powerful, the drawing is careful, and a tense production make it the best.", and "Every high school has its own drama and individuality, and it is a sport anime that can be supported regardless of the enemy or ally. The work that suits the word youth the best!" 3rd place 3rd place goes to "Free!" with an approval rating of about 4%. "Free!", which exploits the theme of swimming, has been on air since 2013. It is a popular work, part 1 of which "Free! The Final Stroke" will be on screens on September 17, 2021. The beauty of the visuals and the touching friendship attracted a lot of attention, "Through the medley relay, the bonds, promises, and passionate friendships with friends were dramatically depicted, and them chasing dreams have shaken my soul. This is a special work for me, which I rewatch every summer.", and "I am deeply moved by the growth of the characters and the way they work hard, but above all, the depiction of water is very beautiful and fascinating." ■ Let's introduce other comments! For "Major", "Life is depicted through baseball! It makes me excited to see Goro, who was a child, becoming a major leaguer over time. In 'Major 2nd' Goro did well as a parent supporting his kid." About "The Prince of Tennis," "I can't take my eyes off because there are a lot of unique characters that I can't think of as junior high school students, and sometimes a phenomenon that transcends tennis occurs." For "SLAM DUNK", "A masterpiece that is not getting old after a time. Even lost or lose, the impressing beauty of standing up again is always there." There were some comments for "Backflip!!" the movie of which has been announced, "I like the fact that characters gradually build trust with colleagues and grow. While there are a lot of games that use a ball among sports anime, it was good to deal with a genre that I haven't seen much, such as men's rhythmic gymnastics. I'm looking forward to the movie!" In this survey, various sports anime such as basketball, baseball, tennis, and soccer are ranked in. Looking up to 20th place, there was also a vote for titles dealing with fictitious competitions. ■ Top 10 rankings "What is your favorite sports anime?" 1st place "Yuri !!! on ICE" 2nd place "Haikyu !!" 3rd place "Free!" 4th place "Kuroko's Basketball" 5th place "Major" 6th place "Prince of Tennis" 7th place "Ace of Diamond" 8th place "SLAM DUNK" 9th place "Backflip !!" 9th place "Yowamushi Pedal" (Response period: July 5, 2021 to July 12, 2021) ■ Ranking Top 20 "What is your favorite sports anime?" 1st place "Yuri !!! on ICE" 2nd place "Haikyu !!" 3rd place "Free!" 4th place "Kuroko's Basketball" 5th place "Major" 6th place "Prince of Tennis" 7th place "Ace of Diamond" 8th place "SLAM DUNK" 9th place "Backflip !!" 9th place "Yowamushi Pedal" 11th place "Inazuma Eleven" 12th place "Captain" 12th place "Baby Steps" 14th place "SK∞ SK8" 14th place "touch" 16th place "Ahiru no Sora" 16th place "Big Windup!" 16th place "Captain Tsubasa" 16th place "Keijo !!!!!!!!" 16th place "GIANT KILLING" 16th place "Burning Kabaddi" 16th place "Battle Athletes Great Athletics" 16th place "YAWARA!" (Response period: July 5, 2021 to July 12, 2021)
July 24th is Telework Day. Telework Day was established in 2017, to ease congestion during the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics and to promote remote work nationwide. The date was set for July 24 since the Tokyo Olympics opening ceremony was originally planned for July 24th, 2020. Teleworking has spread due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Some might find it harder to communicate remotely or to make a distinction between work and private life. Working from home might not be easy for everyone. So, Anime! Anime! took a reader survey titled “Which character seems to be good at “working remotely?”. We got answers from 105 readers from July 7th to 14th. For gender ratio, there were more answers from female readers since female readers account for 77%, while male readers account for 25%. For the age ratio, we received answers mostly from young readers, the age group under 19 accounts for 50%, and 20’s accounts for 35%. ■ Hard-working Characters Ranked High! 1st Place First place goes to Doppo Kunikida from ‘Bungo Stray Dogs’ with a support rate of 8%. Doppo Kunikida belongs to the superpower association “Buso Tanteisha”. He is the type of person who makes detailed schedules, “He is a perfectionist and a workaholic, so he is capable of working hard remotely as well! ” and “He is always honest, so he will probably volunteer to host the remote meetings. ” His straightforward personality was appreciated and got first place. 2nd Place Second place goes to Kento Nanami from “JUJUTSU KAISEN” . The support rate was 6%. Kento Nanami is a shaman who used to be an office worker. “He will work hard and try to finish his job on time even at home.” and “His experience as an office worker should be useful, but how does a shaman work remotely…?” His honest personality again was the reason for voting. “The movie JUJUTSU KAISEN 0” will be released in December this year. The character from popular anime was ranked high. 3rd Place Third place goes to Hirotaka Nifuji from “Love Is Hard for Otaku”, coming in a close third. Hirotaka Nifuji is an office worker who loves playing games. We got comments from readers, “It’s easy or rather better for him to work remotely, but he will probably play games secretly.” Another character, Tao Kabakura, from “Love is Hard for Otaku” also ranked in 4th place. ■ Here are some other comments!! A comment on Doppo Kannonzaka from “Hypnosis Mic: Division Rap Battle”, “He is an office worker who is too negative usually, but working remotely might work for him!” Other readers commented on Kirito from “Sword Art Online”, “I can imagine him working hard from home, too focused and forgetting to eat”, and “He was active in the virtual reality world, so working remotely should be a piece of cake for him. ” Comment on Hozuki from “Hozuki's Coolheadedness”: “I think that aid will be so efficient on a screen as well.” Comment on Miss Kobayashi from “Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid”: “She is good at her job in the office, so she should be capable of working remotely as well. Tohru will take care of her and Kanna’s cuteness will make her relaxed and more productive.” The survey result shows that hard-working and reliable characters are ranked high. Many characters who have experiences in office work ranked high as well. ■ Top 5 rankings “Which character seems good at working remotely?” 1st Doppo Kunikida from “Bungo Stray Dogs” 2nd Kento Nanami from “JUJUTSU KAISEN” 3rd Hirotaka Nifuji from “Love Is Hard for Otaku” 4th Toru Amuro from “Detective Conan” 4th Taro Kabakura from “Love Is Hard for Otaku” 4th Miss Kobayashi from “Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid” 4th Choe Guseong from “PSYCHO-PASS” 4th Ai Haibara from “Detective Conan” 4th Mary Sera from “Detective Conan” (Answer period : July 7th - 14th 2021) ■ Top 10 rankings “Which character seems good at working remotely?” 1st Doppo Kunikida from “Bungo Stray Dogs” 2nd Kento Nanami from “JUJUTSU KAISEN” 3rd Hirotaka Nifuji from “Love Is Hard for Otaku” 4th Toru Amuro from “Detective Conan” 4th Taro Kabakura from “Love Is Hard for Otaku” 4th Miss Kobayashi from “Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid” 4th Choe Guseong from “PSYCHO-PASS” 4th Ai Haibara from “Detective Conan” 4th Mary Sera from “Detective Conan” 10th Izaya Orihara from “DURARARA!!” 10th Doppo Kannonzaka from “Hypnosis Mic：Division Rap Battle” 10th Nobuchika Ginoza from “PSYCHO-PASS” 10th Gintoki Sakata from “Gintama” 10th Akane Tsunemori from “PSYCHO-PASS” 10th Toshiro Hijikata from “Gintama” 10th Gentaro Yumeno from “Hypnosis Mic：Division Rap Battle” 10th Kankichi Ryotsu from “KochiKame: Tokyo Beat Cops” (Answer period : July 7th - 14th 2021)
July 22 is "Umi no Hi" (Marine Day). Marine Day is a national holiday set in 1996. When it was first established, it was July 20 but since 2003, it was moved to the third Monday in July. In 2021, due to the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympic, the holiday has been moved to July 22, the day before the opening ceremony. Umi is a familiar character name in anime. There are many characters with "Umi/海" in their name, regardless of their gender. So, who's the most popular among them? We at Anime!Anime! conducted the annual survey asking, "Who's the First Character that Comes to Mind with 'Umi/海' in Their Name?" There were 167 votes during the survey period from July 2 to July 9. The gender ratio was 40% male to 60% female with a bit more female voters, and the age range was on the younger side with 45% under 20 and 30% in their 20s. ■"Love Live!" Sonoda Umi tops the list for the fourth year in a row! 1st Place Sonoda Umi tops the list with roughly 22%, keeping her at the top for four consecutive years. "Since she is responsible and trusted by everyone, her name is called a lot and left a strong impression on me. It's a wonderful name that fits her perfectly, as pure and clear as the sea. I also love that her name is not just '海' but '海未'," and "The first character that comes to mind when I hear 'Umi' is Umi-chan. Her airheadedness that sometimes peaks through is so cute," are comments that show how her diligence and the gap between her airheadedness fascinates her fans. 2nd Place Coming in 2nd is Shinkai KanataSouta (深海奏汰) from "Ensemble Stars!" with roughly 7% of the votes, moving him up from last year's 6th place. Shinkai KanataSouta, the idol who loves the ocean and the head of the Marine Biology Club was popular for his slightly unusual personality and received votes such as "I love how he loves the water and tries to jump into the ocean whenever he sees it," and "I have an impression that he's always floating in the water and it's so cute." He is deeply related to the ocean since his family business is an aquarium and his theme color is blue. 3rd Place Umibouzu from "Gintama" takes 3rd place with roughly 6% of the votes, moving him up from last year's 10th place. Umiboouzu is the father of the heroine of the series, Kagura. He received votes such as "He forever cherishes his wife, Kouka, and takes care of his children, Kagura-chan and Kamui-kun. I'm fascinated by his fatherly figure." "Gintama: The Final" being released this year may have helped boost his ranking. ■Here are some comments for other characters! For Kaidou Shun (海藤瞬) from "The Disastrous Life of Saiki K.", "It's funny that he has '海' in his surname but can't swim at all." For Ahagon Umiko from "NEW GAME!", "How she hates being called 'Ahagon' and tries to force people to call her 'Umiko' left a strong impression on me." There were also votes for the latest anime from 2021. For Misakino Kukuru (海咲野くくる) from "The Aquatope on White Sand", "The director deputy of an aquarium in Okinawa. Her appearances like her blue hair remind me of the ocean." For Natsuumi Manatsu from "Tropical-Rouge! Pretty Cure", "Manatsu-chan loves the ocean! I hope she continues to share her energy with us." While regular characters were popular in the 2021 survey, some characters from the latest titles like "Tropical-Rouge! Pretty Cure" and "Jujutsu Kaisen" also made the list. ■Top 20 "Who's the First Character that Comes to Mind with 'Umi/海' in Their Name?" 1. Sonoda Umi "Love Live!" 2. Shinkai KanataFukami Souta (深海奏汰) "Ensemble Stars!" 3. Umibouzu "Gintama" 4. Kaidou Shun (海藤瞬) "The Disastrous Life of Saiki K." 5. Shiodome Miuna (潮留美海) "Nagi-Asu: A Lull in the Sea" 5. Natsuumi Manatsu / Cure Summer "Tropical-Rouge! Pretty Cure" 7. Umino Iruka "Naruto" 8. Hoshiumi Kourai "Haikyuu!!" 9. Nanami Kento (七海建人) "Jujutsu Kaisen" 10. Tsunami Jousuke (綱海条介) "Inazuma Eleven" 11. Kaiba Seto (海馬瀬人) "Yu-Gi-Oh!" 12. Fuzuki Kai (文月海) "Tsukiuta. The ANIMATION" 13. Ahagon Umiko "NEW GAME!" 13. Ichinose Kai (一ノ瀬海) "Forest of Piano" 13. Kaiou Michiru (海王みちる) / Sailor Neptune "Sailor Moon" 16. Ryuuzaki Umi "Magic Knight Rayearth" 17. Detective Dolphin (Umino Dozaemon) "KochiKame: Tokyo Beat Cops" 17. Nanami Haruka (七海春歌) "Uta no Prince-sama" 17. Hondou Hidemi (本堂瑛海) "Detective Conan" 17. Matsuzaki Umi "From Up on Poppy Hill" (Survey Period: July 2 - July 9, 2021) *This survey was held to investigate the readers' "interests and attention towards current anime titles and characters". The results should not be used to determine the supremacy of characters and titles. We hope this article will help you find new anime/characters and deepen your understanding of them.
Japan has many anime titles broadcast every cour, and this line-up is supported by abundant manga titles. In the first half of 2021, various manga, such as "Horimiya", "Don't Toy with Me, Miss Nagatoro", and "To Your Eternity", received anime adaptations, and many titles scheduled for broadcast in the future are also based on manga. We at Anime!Anime! conducted a readers' survey asking, "Which Manga Do You Want to See an Anime Adaptation of? (First Half of 2021)". 295 votes were received during the survey period from June 4 to June 13. 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 45% under 20 and 25% in their 20s. Here are the results for concluded titles. ■A popular spin-off topped the list! 1st Place Topping the list was "Detective Conan: Police Academy Arc – Wild Police Story" with roughly 7% of the votes, keeping its position from the last survey. This worked is a spin-off that depicts the police academy days of Furuya Rei a.k.a. Amuro Tooru and other characters from the main series. "It shows us Furuya-san's days at the police academy, and it's amazing how the characters work together to solve crimes while still being students!", and "The unknown story of the police academy becomes revealed. It's quite sad that many of the characters have passed away in the main series, so I want to cherish every single episode!" are comments that show how fans are fascinated by the depiction of the characters when they were young. 2nd Place Coming in 2nd was "Tenshi to Akuto!!", which also kept its position from the last survey with roughly 4% of the votes. The main character of this story is a high school student who wants to become a voice actor. It was popular for being closely related to anime and received comments such as, "Even after the series ended, the lively characters never fade away. I'd love to hear the performance of the voice actors from this story!", and "It's fascinating to see the boy growing through the profession of voice acting. The fictional anime in this manga all look interesting." 3rd Place "Oresama Teacher" and "Psycho-Pass: Inspector Shinya Kogami" tied for 3rd place. "Oresama Teacher" is a rom-com manga with gags by Tsubaki Izumi-sensei, the author of "Monthly Girls' Nozaki-kun". It received comments like, "Now that the series that lasted over 10 years has finished, I'd like to see an anime adaptation created in one go." "Psycho-Pass: Inspector Shinya Kogami" received comments such as, "A spin-off of a TV anime series. You can enjoy rich content connected to the story of the main anime series," and "I want to see young Kougami-san and Waku-san in action!" ■Here are some comments for other characters! For "Bimyou ni Yasashii Ijimekko", "It was a heartwarming, gentle story about a clumsy delinquent who isn't honest about his feelings, so I'd love to see it in anime!" For "Homura-sensei wa Tabun Motenai", "I like Homura-sensei's laid-back personality, and Hasumi-san, the high school girl who is in love with him, is so cute." For "Magical Girl Apocalypse", "I'm curious to see how the magical girls with big personalities and the layers of desperation and tension will be portrayed in an anime." In the Concluded Tiles Edition, many spin-offs of popular titles made the list. Also, for titles that have already been animated, some fans said, "Now that the story has concluded, I'd like to see an anime of the whole series." ■Top 20 Which Manga Do You Want to See an Anime Adaptation of? 【Concluded Titles Edition】 First Half of 2021 1. "Detective Conan: Police Academy Arc – Wild Police Story" 2. "Tenshi to Akuto!!" 3. "Oresama Teacher" 3. "Psycho-Pass: Inspector Shinya Kogami" 5. ”TOP10" 5. "Baka and Test" 5. "Bimyou ni Yasashii Ijimekko" 8. "Urutaru no Yuutsu" 8. "Oto Ge ni Trip Shita Ore" 8. "Spring Weapon No.1" 8. "Toki no Daichi" 8. "Homura-sensei wa Tabun Motenai" 8. "Magi" 14. "As the Gods Will" 14. "Rinne" 14. "Sesuji wo Pin! to: Shikakou Kyougi Dance-bu e Youkoso" 14. "Haikyuu!!" 14. "Phantom Seer" 14. "Makumusubi" 14. "Mizutani Honey Boy" 14. "ROOTS" (Survey Period: June 4 - June 13, 2021) ※This survey was held to investigate the readers' "interests and attention towards current anime titles and characters". The results should not be used to determine the supremacy of characters and titles. We hope this article will help you find new anime/characters and deepen your understanding of them.
In Japan, a lot of anime titles are broadcast in every cour, these lineups often come from manga. In the first half of 2021, a variety of titles have been made into anime adaptations, including "Hori san to Miyamura kun", "Don't Toy With Me, Miss Nagatoro", and "To Your Eternity". Many of upcoming anime titles are based on manga. Here at Anime! Anime!, we conducted the same survey as in the second half of 2020, "For which manga would you like to see an anime adaptation? (first half of 2021)." We received responses from 295 people during the survey period from June 4 to June 13. The ratio of males to females was about 30% and 70%, with the majority of females. The age group was mainly young, with about 45% of respondents aged 19 or younger and about 25% in their 20s. In this article, the result for incomplete manga (currently being serialized) will be covered. ■The title, whose last work gained popularity, occupied the top positions! 1st place went to "SPY×FAMILY". The support rating was about 7%, and it moved up from 2nd place last year. This title is a spy action, which is currently serialized in "Shone Jump+". It depicts a story where men, women, and girls, who have their own secrets, become a camouflaged family, and start a new life. The comments received are, "Each character is very unique, such as a spy, killer, and psychic. I want to see daily life of such a unique family in anime!", and "Each episode is interesting, and I get enticed by it". 2nd place 2nd place went to "The Apothecary Diaries". The support rating was about 5%, and it moved up from 3rd place last year. This title is a comic based on a mystery novel set in a rear palace of the Middle Ages. The comments received are, "The attractive characters, including the protagonist Maomao, and solving riddles are entertaining, Its drama CD was already released, so I want to see it with moving illustrations!", and "The protagonist raised in Hanamachi is solving riddles using her knowledge about medicine, which is enjoyable! I like both novel and comic, but I want to see the world of 'Apothecary' in anime!". Same as last time, its another comic "The Apothecary Diaries: Maomao no Kokyu Nazotoki Techo", came 4th place. 3rd place 3rd place went to "Detective Conan: Zero's Tea Time". Even though it slid to 3rd place from 1st place last time, there was only a narrow margin with 2nd place. This title follows a private life of Amuro Toru, a popular character from "Detective Conan". The comments received include, "this title makes my understanding and feelings about Amuro-san, and I like its heartwarming story revolving around Café Poirot!". Some reader favored Kazami Yuya, saying "I want to see Kazami-san more in anime!". The comment shows that the attractive characters are featured in this title. ■Let's introduce other comments!! "WIND BREAKER" "This is a rare manga for recent years, depicting hot bad boys. I want to see battles between the protagonist and others in anime." "MURCIELAG" "The story is mainly about combat, so it would be even more powerful and exhilarating in anime". "Shinkuro Hashiru!" "This is about the life of Hojo Soun based on a new theory, written by Yuki Masami-sensei. I want to see social conditions and everyday life of the people at that time". "Senpai wa Otokonoko" "This is a manga of vertical scroll, and the illustrations are cute! I can get the characters' feelings, and they become more adorable". The readers voted for a variety of titles. For this incomplete manga section, a variety of titles from Web manga series and comic versions of other media were ranked, while popular works are still predominant. ■Ranking Top 10 [For which manga would you like to see an anime adaptation? (Incomplete(currently being serialized) manga section) First half of 2021 edition] 1. "SPY×FAMILY" 2. "The Apothecary Diaries" 3. "Detective Conan: Zero's Tea Time" 4. "The Apothecary Diaries: Maomao no Kokyu Nazotoki Techo" 5. "Pocket Monsters SPECIAL" 6. "MAO" 6. "MASHLE" 8. "Asamade Renai chu! -Osananajimi wa Tokimekanai?" 8. "Otoge- ni Trip Shita Ore♂ Reload" 8. "Kine-san no Hitori de Kinema" 8. "BLACK TIGER" 8. "Mission: Yozakura Family" ■Ranking Top 20 [For which manga would you like to see an anime adaptation? (Incomplete(currently being serialized) manga section) First half of 2021 edition] 1. "SPY×FAMILY" 2. "The Apothecary Diaries" 3. "Detective Conan: Zero's Tea Time" 4. "The Apothecary Diaries: Maomao no Kokyu Nazotoki Techo" 5. "Pocket Monsters SPECIAL" 6. "MAO" 6. "MASHLE" 8. "Asamade Renai chu! -Osananajimi wa Tokimekanai?" 8. "Otoge- ni Trip Shita Ore♂ Reload" 8. "Kine-san no Hitori de Kinema" 8. "BLACK TIGER" 8. "Mission: Yozakura Family" 13. "WIND BREAKER" 13. "Oshi no Ko" 13. "Otomege- no Mobu Desura Naindaga" 13. "Kubo-san wa Boku o Yurusanai" 13. "Senpai wa Otokonoko" 13. "Harigane Service Ace" 13. "Blue Lock" 13. "Yokai Gakko no Sensei Hajimemashita! " (Survey Period: June 4, 2021 - June 13, 2021)
In 2021, various anime based on games have been broadcast such as "Uma Musume Pretty Derby Season2" and "The World Ends with You: The Animation". I'm sure that many of the readers of Anime! Anime! have favorite games anime adaptations of which they would like to see. Here at Anime! Anime!, we conducted the same survey as in the second half of 2020, "For which game would you like to see an anime adaptation? (first half of 2021)." The survey targeted at the games that are yet to be made into anime, and divided them into two sections, which are the game app section and video game console (home video game) section. We received responses from 1,175 people during the survey period from June 4 to June 13. The ratio of males to females was about 15% and 85%, with the majority of females. The age group was mainly young, with about 30% of respondents aged 19 or younger and about 45% in their 20s. In this article, we will present the results of the video game console section. ■New titles and popular series were in a tight vote! 1st place 1st place went to "Buddy Mission BOND". The support rating was about 9%, and the game released in January 2021 topped the list. This is an adventure game released in January. 4 characters attempt to reveal the truth about a mysterious organization in cooperation. The readers are likely to be attracted by its detailed story plot and their close relationship, and commented, "The story depicts the bonds between the characters in different but fairly careful ways. That is memorable", "I am enticed by the plot that gets deeper by episode and the characters' relationships. The story develops at a fast pace like a roller coaster, and I was caught in a storm of surprise and scream. I couldn't help crying......", and "The game contains performances like moving comics, so I just want to see its animated video". 2nd place 2nd place went to "Animal Crossing: New Horizons". The support rating was about 5%, and it remained the same rank as last time. This is the latest title of the "Animal Crossing" series. The comments show its power as a blockbuster series, "I want to see my favorite character moving in anime. It would be a calming title, and I am sure that the seasonal events are perfect for anime", "I like theatrical anime of the past titles. There are many new characters, so I would like to see new anime!", and "I want to see a slow life in an island featured in anime. 5-minute anime would be perfect, right?". 3rd place 3rd place went to "Fire Emblem: Three Houses". The support rating was about 4%. Even though it moved down from the top last time, it still remains a high position. The comments received were, "It features such a magnificent story that both story and characters stand out. Many route branches would be difficult to be made into a video, but I still want to see anime adaptation!", "The route for the main character could be OVA, the one with quizzes could be TV anime so that we can take time, and another route with the strongest end boss could be theatrical......" Some readers considered the route branch to be an important point. ■Let's introduce other comments!! "Jack Jeanne" "Illustrations by Ishida Sui-sensei are so beautiful, and its world-view is unique!" "We can enjoy original musical dramas as well as the basic story, and all the songs are amazing." "Splatoon" "I want to see Turf War between Octo and Squid in anime." "The new title was announced to be released, so I am looking forward to its anime adaptation!" "Apex Legends" "Games by Electronic Arts are based on solid stories, which would be enjoyable in anime." "The story of each character is wonderful." "Monster Hunter" "I am playing the latest 'Monster Hunter Rise' with my friends, and we are having fun for the first time in a while! I want to see beating scenes drawn in excellent illustrations." "Hunting scenes would be spectacular." The title, whose live-action movie was released, got votes. In the game console section, the ranking has changed from last year. Both newly released titles of 2021 and the latest version from popular series got positions. ■Ranking Top 20 [For which game would you like to see an anime adaptation? (Video game console section) First half of 2021 edition.] 1. "Buddy Mission BOND" 2. "Animal Crossing: New Horizons" 3. "Fire Emblem: Three Houses" 4. "Jack Jeanne" 5. "Nier: Automata" 6. "Kingdom Hearts" 7. "Splatoon" 8. "The Legend of Zelda" 9. "Monster Hunter" 10. "Suikoden" 11. "Apex Legends" 11. "13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim" 11. "Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony" 14. "Yakuza" 15. "Gnosia" 15. "The Great Ace Attorney: Adventures" 15. "Little Nightmares" 18. "Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age" 18. "Tales of Berseria" 18. "Story of Seasons" (Survey Period: June 4, 2021 - June 13, 2021) *This survey is intended to research the readers' "interest in anime and characters today". It is not intended to discuss the relative merits of each character nor work. I would be glad if this article can help you develop an understanding and interest in the anime and characters.
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.
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