「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 soccer manga "DAYS", which had gotten an anime adaptation, has ended in the "Weekly Shounen Magazine" Issue 8 that was sold on January 20, 2021. Along with that announcement, various commemoration campaigns filled with 7 years and 9 months gratitude are being held. "Weekly Shounen Magazine" Issue 8 will consist of a campaign where all applicants will be given a special large poster (208mm X 1070mm), which is a compilation of the cover illustration of volume 32 - 39, and 20 lucky winners will be given a draft of the final chapter with a signature of the original author Yasuda Tsuyoshi. Application forms for both campaigns can be found on the paperback version. Furthermore, the first ten volumes of "DAYS" can be read for free for a week on Magazine's official application "Magazine Pocket". In the manga community service "Alu”, voting for the "famous scenes" of "DAYS" has started. In the "~Thank You 'High School's Soccer'~ DAYS 'Final Repayment of Gratitude' Project" to thank the fans that had supported this long serialization, all 42 volumes of "DAYS" will only be given to the applied high school's soccer club. Other free services, include free viewing of all 42 episode of the anime "DAYS" (until January 31) and 365 pieces of illustrations. The final volume of "DAYS", which is vol. 42 will be released on March 17. The 72-pages long booklet attached to the special packaging ver. will consist of the "sequel" of the main story, an original color illustration, a 20-pages long color illustration gallery, the results of the "Popular characters & famous scenes", and others.
The anime of the winning work of "Manga Taishou 2020", "Blue Period" has been decided and it will be released in 2021. The commemoration comments and illustration from the author Yamaguchi Tsubasa, have been released.
"Blue Period" is a story about art by Yamaguchi Tsubasa that is currently being serialized on "Monthly Afternoon".
It depicts Yaguchi Yatora, a high school boy with excellent grades and good looks with inner emptiness and frustrations, devoting himself to the beautiful yet harsh art world after being amazed by a single piece of art.
TV anime "Blue Period" will broadcast in 2021. Do look forward to future announcements.
It has been decided that the Netflix original anime series "Tenkuu Shinpa" will be released on February 25, 2021, and this PV has been released along with the decision. Additional cast members have also been announced, including Fukuyama Jun, Hikasa Youko, Ogata Emi, Yusa Kouji, Anzai Chika, and Itou Shizuka. The original story of "Tenkuu Shinpa" is a survival action comic that was serialized on the manga app "Manga Box" from 2014 to 2019, and drew attention for its unpredictable development. Set in a cluster of skyscrapers where it is impossible to get down to the ground, the story is about the main character Honjo Yuri who, in cooperation with her friends, fights for survival against the mysterious "masks" that mercilessly kill people who are running away. In the PV released this time, the main character Yuri is fighting for her life against the mysterious masks that are attacking her in the "realm" where she was suddenly brought to, and she is also involved in a head-to-head battle between humans aiming to become the "god of the realm". There are also six additional characters and cast members that have been revealed as well. Fukuyama Jun plays Aikawa Mamoru, a man who tries to become a "god" by revealing the secrets of the realm before anyone else can, and Hikasa Youko plays Kusakabe Yayoi, a sadistic mask who works faithfully for Aikawa. Ogata Emi plays Okihara Shinji, a boy whom the main character's brother Rika meets in the realm and becomes his friend. Yusa Kouji plays Aohara Kazuma, a doctor in the original world who is "close to God". Anzai Chika plays Ain, a masked girl who is used by Aohara and uses a Japanese sword as a weapon. Itou Shizuka will play the role of the Dealer Kamen, a mysterious woman who wears a special mask called the "Mask of Anger". "Tenkuu Shinpa" will be available worldwide exclusively on Netflix from February 25. ＜The full text of the comments is below. Mamoru Aikawa / CV. Jun Fukuyama I'm Fukuyama Jun, playing the role of Aikawa Mamoru. I enjoyed playing the role of a powerful little thing that stands in the way of the main character. I'm looking forward to seeing how you feel when you see Aikawa, whether it's sympathy, repulsion, or disgust. I look forward to seeing how you feel about it and hope you will enjoy watching it. Kusakabe Yayoi / CV: Hikasa Youko When I saw "Tenkuu Shinpa" at the audition, I thought it was a very sharp work. And when I saw Yayoi, I thought what a sharp character she was. I went into recording with great excitement. I hope you enjoy the coexistence of calmness and cruelty and the degree of destruction. Okihara Shinji / CV: Ogata Emi I audition twice? Three times? Each time, they explained the backbone of the role in detail, and I felt the "passion" of the staff. Okihara was a boy with a relatively high degree of freedom, so I had a lot of fun playing him, but the truth is that the rest of the story is even more fun, so I really hope it runs for a second season (laughs). This is a story that makes you want to continue reading. Please enjoy it! Aohara Kazuma / CV. Yusa Kouji I hadn't seen the original story before I auditioned for the role, but Aohara was a lot more "~" than I had expected. I can't spoil it because it hasn't aired yet, but after I was chosen for the role, I read the original story and thought, "Oh! Except for the lines in the audition, the rest of the story is like this," and looked forward to the recording. There are always battles and other things going on, so it's a scene that requires a lot of physical strength to watch and act. When the pictures actually move and the sound is added, I think the work will have a great impact. I haven't seen the finished product yet, but I'm really looking forward to seeing it. Ain / CV. Anzai Chika My name is Anzai Chika, and I play the role of Ain. All the characters in the game have strong personalities, and Ain, with her twin-tailed hair, Lolita outfit, and Japanese sword, is no exception. Although she doesn't say much, she has a lot of emotions, and her girlishness that overflowed from time to time in the midst of a bleak battle was very endearing. The recording was done a long time ago when all the actors were recording together, and although the production was full of thrills and tingles, the atmosphere on the set was harmonious and relaxed. The director's explanations of the scenes and characters were very interesting and fun. I hope those who have read the original will also enjoy the anime "Tenkuu Shinpa". I look forward to working with you! Dealer Mask / CV: Itou Shizuka Dealer Mask is a character with many mysteries, so I wanted to find out where she stands, what she's thinking, and how she feels about what happened. I had to think a lot about how I would play the role based on that. Shocking things happen one after another in this work, so I hope everyone will enjoy it with lots of surprises and keep their eyes open. (C) Miura Tsuina, Ooba Takahiro, Kodansha / Tenkuu Shinpa Production Committee
The "Saiyuki" series, which is written by Minekura Kazuya and has been serialized in 'Monthly Comic Zero Sum', will release itse 5th TV anime adaptation. The title will be "Saiyuki Reload: Zeroin". Original teaser visual by Minekura Kazuya has also been revealed. The voice actors including Seki Toshihiko are the same as the previous work. The "Saiyuki" series is a fantasy road-movie comic inspired by 'Journey to the West'. It has spawned four TV anime series so far, and has been popular for over 25 years through multiple media including OVA, theatrical anime, and musical. The title for the 5th TV anime adaptation will be "Saiyuki Reload: Zeroin". It is based on "Even a Worm Arc", a popular episode of the original comic, and animation production is handled by Lidenfilms. As the anime adaptation was announced, Seki Toshihiko as Genjyo Sanzo read comments on behalf of the original writer Minekura Kazuya in 'Saiyuki Roudoku Geki' - Nothing to give-, and it is posted on official Twitter. The release date of "Saiyuki Reload: Zeroin" is not confirmed yet. Please look forward no further news. (C)Minekura Kazuya, Ichijinsha / Saiyuki Re Project
January 18 is Shirai Yuusuke-san's birthday. Shirai Yuusuke-san debuted as a voice actor in the 2010s. He won the Singing Award as a member of "Hypnosis Mic: Division Rap Battle" in the 13th Seiyu Awards. In 2020, he took part in popular works such as "Idolish7 Second Beat!" and "Hypnosis Mic: Division Rap Battle: Rhyme Anima". He is playing the main character in the winter 2021 TV anime, "Wave!! Surfing Yappe!!", which had an advanced release in the theaters. To celebrate his birthday, Anime!Anime! conducted the same readers' survey as last year, asking "Who is Your Favorite Character Voiced by Shirai Yuusuke-san?". There were 237 votes during the voting period from December 30 to January 6. Most of the voters were female with a gender ratio of 10% male to 90% female, and the age range was on the younger side with 45% under 20 and 25% in their 20s. ■Group leaders secured a 1-2 finish! 1st Place Topping the list was Nikaidou Yamato from "Idolish7" with roughly 45% of the votes, keeping him at the top from last year. The oldest member of IDOLiSH7 was popular for being reliable and received votes saying, "Shirai-san's performance adds color to his big-brother characteristic as the leader that brings the idol group together and how he struggles with the conflicted feelings of his past," and "He's like a big brother to the other members, and I love his calm and accepting voice and manner of speech." Another comment pointed out his performance that brings out his personality, "The character's hidden complex feelings matches Shirai-san's elegant deep to middle ranged voice." He also fascinates fans on concerts, "Shirai-san singing and dancing on the stage was Nikaidou Yamato himself." 2nd Place Coming in 2nd was Amemura Ramuda from "Hypnosis Mic: Division Rap Battle" with roughly 28% of the votes, pushing him up a position from last year. The character is the leader of Fling Posse, the representing team of the Shibuya Division. Fans were surprised at the switching of his voices, "He's usually a cheerful, cute character, but also has a dark side, and how Shirai-san captured it was fascinating," and "He portrayed the duality of the character really well. The gap between his cute, calculative voice and deep, malicious voice is irresistible!" Though the anime was aired in 2020, there was also a fan commenting on an episode from the CD drama, "His performance in the drama track 'Marionette no Kodoku to Namida to Kibou to' (The marionette's loneliness, tears, and hope) was amazing, and I felt my heart being crushed." 3rd Place Naruko Io from "Cute High Earth Defense Club Love!" took 3rd place with roughly 9% of the votes. He dropped a rank from last year but is still in the top 3. There were many readers who became fans of him through this character and received a comment saying, "This is Shirai-san's first main character in an anime. He doesn't express his feelings that much, but I love how he actually cares a lot about the Defense Club!" Another comment said, "Shirai-san has played various roles, but I think this character's voice is the closest to his true voice. The character and his song are both unique and is packed with Shirai-san's charm." ■Here are some comments for other characters! For Wakazato Haruna from "The Idolmaste SideM", "The funny but caring voice perfectly matches the character." For Shimada Seijirou from "Bungou to Alchemist", "I can't help but appreciate his talent of how he performs the Chunibyo lines." For Usui Masumi from "A3!", "He's the youngest of the Spring Troupe, and how he purely cares for the director makes me want to cheer for him," and "He's overly mature for a high school student, but sometimes he shows his childish side. The gap is so cute!" An animal character also made it in the top 10. For Kiso Tora from "Uchi Tama!? ~Uchi no Tama Shirimasen ka?~", "The cheerful and positive personality is what you would expect from a boy tabby cat, and his mischievousness is so cute. Also, the rock'n'roll ending theme song he sang was cool and is my favorite among all the songs from the show." Looking at all the characters, the ones that received votes were not only those from anime and games but also characters from drama CDs. ■Top 10 [Who is Your Favorite Character Voiced by Shirai Yuusuke-san? 2021 Editon] 1. Nikaidou Yamato "Idolish7" 2. Amemura Ramuda "Hypnosis Mic: Division Rap Battle" 3. Naruko Io "Cute High Earth Defense Club Love!" 4. Usui Masumi "A3!" 5. Wakazato Haruna "The Idolmaster SideM" 6. Kiso Tora "Uchi Tama!? ~Uchi no Tama Shirimasen ka?~" 7. Oosoto Masaki "Tasokare Hotel" 7. Shimada Seijirou "Bugou to Alchemist" 7. Tama-chan "Rilu Rilu Fairilu" 7. Hiyama Takaomi "Stand My Heroes" (Voting Period: December 30, 2020 to January 6, 2021)
January 15 is Tanaka Mayumi-san's birthday. She debuted in the 1970s. And in the 5th Seiyu Awards, she was the first one to win the Takahashi Kazue Prize, which is given to those who spread the profession of voice acting through the media. In 2020, she played roles in titles such as "One Piece" and "Gegege no Kitarou". There was also a streaming of the latest title in the "Mashin Hero Wataru Series", "Mashin Hero Wataru: The Seven Spirits of Ryuujinmaru". To celebrate Tanaka Mayumi-san's birthday, we conducted the same survey as last year, asking, "Who is Your Favorite Character Voiced by Tanaka Mayumi-san?" There were 151 votes during the voting period from December 29 to January 5. There were a bit more female voters with a gender ratio of 40% male to 60% female, and the age range was widely spread with 30% under 20 and 50% in their 40s. ■Topping the list was Ikusabe Wataru, fans rejoiced about the new series 1st Place Topping the list was Ikusabe Wataru from "Mashin Hero Wataru" with roughly 25% of the votes, keeping the top position from last year. There were especially many votes from fans in their 30s and 40s saying, "It was the first anime that I was crazy about," "It's been 33 years since the first series was broadcast, and I still love the show," and "He's THE protagonist character with a cheerful, energetic personality, accompanied with mischief and honesty of an elementary school student. Mayumi-san's acting in the intense scenes put tears in my eyes." In 2020, the latest online anime "Mashin Hero Wataru: The Seven Spirits of Ryuujinmaru" was released. We received comments of joy from long-time fans such as, "I'm happy to see her being able to act the same as she did back in the day," and "I was happy to see 'Wataru' with Mayumi-san's voice again." 2nd Place Coming in 2nd was Monkey D Luffy from "One Piece" with roughly 16% of the votes. He also kept his position from last year. "When it comes to characters played by Tanaka Mayumi-san, Luffy is the first to come to my mind. He's a proudhearted pirate that will stop at nothing to become the Pirate King and takes good care of his crew," "I started watching the show when I was a child. I now have a job and she still plays Luffy. That's so amazing!" and "It is one of Tanaka Mayumi-san's masterpiece works, and is a character that represents Japanese manga and anime," are some of the comments that pointed out how long she has played the character and how well that character is known. 3rd Place Settsu no Kirimaru from "Nintama Rantarou" took 3rd place with roughly 9% of the votes, moving him up a position from 4th place last year. He also received many votes from long-time fans, and there was even a comment saying, "Kirimaru was my first love." Many comments referred to his love for money, "Even after I've grown up, the scene where his eyes turn into coins makes me laugh hard," and "I've known him since I was a child. It's amazing how he works part-time to make money even though he's still a kid." ■Here are some comments for other characters! For Ira from "Doki Doki! Pretty Cure", "I was impressed by how she depicted the difference between when he was the enemy of Pretty Cure and when he lost his memories. I also enjoyed watching him flirt with Rikka." For Kirishima Kanna from "Sakura Wars", "Her brightness and energy give power to everyone around her. I loved how the character was like Mayumi-san herself." For Pazu from "Laputa: Castle in the Sky", "I think Tanaka Mayumi-san is the best at portraying an energetic and kind boy," and "Tanaka Mayumi-san brought out the best of Pazu, who is honest, brave, kind, and dependable." There were also votes for a timeless classic. For Fujinami Ryuunosuke from "Urusei Yatsura", "It's a work from the Showa era, but it was progressive with its 2D characters such as orekko's (girls that refer to themselves as 'ore', which is used by boys) and beautiful girls that dress like boys. I was born in the Heisei era, but the work isn't old even to my eyes." More than half of the top 10 characters were male characters, and the energetic boys were especially popular in this survey. When looking at all the characters that received votes, there were also some non-human characters like Hanimaru from "Ooi! Hanimaru". ■Top 10 [Who is Your Favorite Character Voiced by Tanaka Mayumi-san? 2020 Edition] 1. Ikusabe Wataru "Mashin Hero Wataru" 2. Monkey D Luffy "One Piece" 3. Settsu no Kirimaru "Nintama Rantarou" 4. Fujinami Ryuunosuke "Urusei Yatsura" 5. Ira "Doki Doki! Pretty Cure" 6. Pazu "Laputa: Castle in the Sky" 7. Kirishima Kanna "Sakura Wars" 8. Krillin "Dragon Ball" 8. Koenma "YuYu Hakusho" 8. Chibita "Osomatsu-kun" (Voting Period: December 29, 2020 to January 5, 2021)
The anime based on light novel or novel is titles that show off the video adaptation of the world created by words. In the second half of 2020, various anime adaptations, including "The Irregular at Magic High School: Visitor Arc", "Ikebukuro West Gate Park", and "The Journey of Elaine", were broadcast.
Thus, Anime! Anime had conducted the reader survey "Which light novel/ novel do you want to have an anime adaptation?
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.