「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.
From the TV anime "Tsuki to Laika to Nosferatu" comes the main PV. Ahead of the broadcast, the advance online screening event featuring the cast members will be conducted on September 4, 2021. The comments by the main cast members, including Hayashibara Megumi, Uchiyama Kouki, Kino Hina, Hino Satoshi, and Komatsu Mikako, have been released. "Tsuki to Laika to Nosferatu" is a TV anime based on the light novel by Makino Keisuke that is published by "GaGaGa Bunko". The story takes place in a world that revolved around the competition on the space development, and it depicts the young female vampire and the young human man overcoming the race barrier and making fun of the ego of the country as they aim toward space adventure. A more in-depth story content was revealed in this main PV than the teaser PV. It depicts the thoughts of the young female vampire Irina (voiced by Hayashibara Megumi) that is entrusted by the vampire to experiment on the flying project and Irina's supervisor Lev (voiced by Uchiyama Kouki) as they aim toward the space adventure while overcoming the difficulties. This dramatic development will surely increase your expectation toward this work. Other than Lev, the voice of the researcher that manages the medical data of Irina, Anya (voiced by Kino Hina), the strongest astronaut candidate, Mikhail (voiced by Hino Satoshi), and the only female astronaut candidate Rosa (voiced by Komatsu Mikako) could be heard in the main PV. This story about the young female vampire and the young human man overcoming the race obstacle while aiming toward the space adventure and the human drama surrounding these two will surely hype you up for it. Also, the online advance screening event that will broadcast episode 1 and 2 in advance, was announced to be held on September 4. After the broadcast, Hayashibara Megumi (voice of Irina), Uchiyama Kouki (voice of Lev), Kino Hina (voice of Anya), and director Yokoyama Akitoshi will appear and delve deeper into the allure of this work during the after talk. TV anime "Tsuki to Laika to Nosferatu" will start in October 2021, on TV Tokyo, BS Nippon TV, Sun TV, and KBS Kyoto. Hayashibara Megumi (voice of Irina Luminesk) At the first glance, this seems like a fantasy story but do also check out the hideous and foolish side of the human behind the space development that is filled with dreams and hope. Human and ethnic group. While borrowing the appearance of a vampire, it seems like there is a strong message from this work to the current world. During this novel coronavirus crisis... despite the world are sharing the same pain and trouble, there is still discrimination being born here and there. I have also seen the foolishness and kindness of the human as Irina. I wonder what you will see? Uchiyama Kouki (voice of Lev Leps) My role, Lev Leps is a young man, who is aiming to be an astronaut as he has adored the sky since young, and was ordered to train the young female vampire Irina Luminesk to be a pilot on a certain day. This work takes place in a fictional country, but it would be more interesting if you watch it with the knowledge of the space development in our world. Don't miss out on the achievement of Lev and the others in how the human and vampire cooperate with each other while aiming toward the space adventure and their confrontation toward the country and personal issues. Kino Hina (voice of Anya Simonyan) When I first read the original work, I got too absorbed in it. Actually, I was on the train that time, but my mind is filled with the sensation of being in space, and it caused me to drop tears unconsciously. I am glad that this fabulous work has gotten an anime adaptation as well as honored that I am able to be involved in it as Anya. I will do my best to in voicing the bottomless optimistic Anya so that you can have a rest in the heavy world setting. Do look forward to how you will be emotional and influence by it together with the beautiful footage...! Hino Satoshi (voice of Mikhail Yashin) I'm Hino Satoshi, who will be voicing Mikhail Yashin from the anime "Tsuki to Laika to Nosferatu". This is a story that focuses on the human Lev and the vampire Irina as they aim toward the unknown space while messing around with the country's ego. My role, Mikhail Yashin is one of the extremely talented and powerful astronaut candidates he is also aiming toward space adventures while confronting his various personal problems. This is a work that is filled with ambitions and dreams. Please look forward to it. Komatsu Mikako (voice of Rosa Plevitskaya) Rosa is the only female astronaut candidate but she is a cool, solitary person, who is strict to others as well as herself. Because of that, she is always being confronted by her surroundings. Especially with the vampire Irina, as there are many confrontation scenes between these two. Even during the recording session, the exquisite tension had helped to draw out more on the allure of this scene. I personally think that... these two females are somehow similar to each other. I believe that the interaction between Lev and Irina as well as the others' various styles of interactions are the highlights of this world. Please don't miss out on this work. (C) Masano Keisuke, Shogakukan/ "Tsuki to Laika to Nosferatu" Production Committee
From "My Hero Academia The Movie: World Heroes Mission" comes the first visual of Pino, the original character of the movie version designed by the original author Horikoshi Kohei. Hayashibara Megumi has been chosen as the voice actress, and we have also received a comment from her. Pino is pink all over, with purple and yellow patterns on his chicken crown and wings. He is very emotional and easily understands the emotions of joy, anger, sorrow, and sadness, and perches on the shoulder of Roddy Soul, played by Yoshizawa Ryou, and is his constant companion. When Roddy is in trouble, he helps him out with his coordinated play, and they share the pain and suffering together. The adorable expressions that change from one moment to the next will be one of the highlights of the film version. The voice of Pino will be performed by the talented voice actress, Hayashibara Megumi, who has played the roles of Ayanami Rei in the "Evangelion" series, Haibara Ai in the "Detective Conan" series, and Musashi in the "Pokemon" series. As Pino is a non-verbal character, it will be a difficult role to express the richness of his emotions only through his cries. Watch out for the adorable Pino that Hayashibara-san brings to the role with her overwhelming ability. “My Hero Academia The Movie World: World Heroes Mission" will be released on August 6, 2021 at Toho Cinemas nationwide. [Hayashibara Megumi] It's been a while since I've been casted as a face... (laughs) I think this is a role where I can fully show off my "personality" that I developed in a certain P-Monster. When I decided to be involved, I started watching the series from the first episode, and although I haven't caught up with the latest episode yet, I'm determined to do my best. There are so many great scenes in this show. I've even created my own favorite characters. But...they're all cute. My Hero Academia the Movie: World Heroes Mission (C) 2021 "My Hero Academia The Movie" Production Committee (C) Horikoshi Kohei/Shueisha
A collaborative radio program between the "Evangelion" series, whose latest theatrical version is currently in theaters, and the radio program "All-Night Nippon", which is broadcast on 36 stations nationwide including Nippon Broadcasting System, has been announced. The program will be a live broadcast and starts at 1 am on June 22nd. This is the first time in 24 years that a collaboration between Evangelion and All-Night Nippon Broadcast has been made, since 1997 when the All-Night Nippon “Neon Genesis Evangelion Special" special program aired in spring and summer along with the release of the “Neon Genesis Evangelion” movie. This time in "Shin Evangelion's All Night Nippon", the cast will talk the night away about the Evangelion series, which has been around for 26 years since it started in October 1995. The original cast and staff involved in the creation of Evangelion will talk about a wide range of subjects. Megumi Hayashibara, who plays the Rei Ayanami, and freelance announcer Akihisa Souguchi will be in charge of the live studio broadcast. During the broadcast, the main cast members of the "Shin Evangelion" movie will make remote appearances and deliver messages for this special program. As it will be the first time that Hayashibara and the cast talk about the "Shin Evangelion" movie on live radio, the 2 hour-show is highly expected to make a special time. “Shin Evangelion's All-Night Nippon" will be broadcast live from 1 am on June 22nd on Nippon Broadcasting System and other stations. © Khara Inc.
In anime and manga works, the popularity of characters and topics of conversation tend to be biased toward the main characters and heroes. However, it is the existence of the "shadows" that makes the "light" shine brightly. In the eleventh installment of "Enemy Character Biographies: Where is Their Aesthetics?”, we take a look at Hao from "SHAMAN KING". ※Please note that there are spoilers about “SHAMAN KING”. Basically, the antagonist in a story exists to be defeated by the protagonist. The role of the antagonist is to present values that differ from those of the protagonist and to glorify the legitimacy of the protagonist's side by being defeated. Since the audience and readers enjoy the story while empathizing with the protagonist, the defeat of the antagonist is also a catharsis for entertainment. In this sense, "SHAMAN KING" was a unique shonen manga. This is because Hao, the antagonist of this work, was an opponent that the protagonists could not defeat no matter how hard they tried. Why did "SHAMAN KING" need such an antagonist? I would like to think about it while comparing the original story and the old anime version. Hao, a unique antagonist who cannot be defeated “SHAMAN KING" is about a shaman boy, Asakura Yoh, who participates in a tournament called "Shaman Fight" and fights with his friends to become the Shaman King, a person with omniscient power. Although Yoh's goals are big, he is not an upwardly-mobile person and is an optimist who always says, "I can manage.” His reason for wanting to become the Shaman King is to create a world where people can live with ease. This sense of powerlessness in the protagonist is also unusual for a shonen manga. The general story line itself is typical of shonen manga, with Yoh becoming stronger through encounters with his fiancée Anna and rivals, but Yoh's goal is just to be able to live comfortably. The important point is that Yoh himself does not feel that strength is of much value. In contrast to the protagonist, Hao is a character who has been harboring anger and sorrow towards humanity for a thousand years and has set his sights on destroying it. He is willing to treat the lives of his recruited friends like tools to achieve his goal. His values are clearly at odds with those of the protagonist. And above all, Hao is unusually strong. In this work, the strength of a shaman is expressed by a numerical value called shamanic power, and Hao's shamanic power is 1.25 million, almost ten times that of the protagonist, making him a completely unbeatable opponent in terms of strength. In fact, Hao is not defeated in this work. So, what do the main characters do? They accept Hao's anger and sorrow and choose to "help" him. The main reason why this work is a unique shonen manga is because of the way it is resolved. And this will be the biggest difference between the old anime version and the new one which will be based on the original story. How to Stop the Cycle of "If they beat you, get them back.” In addition to the main character, there are two other forces that oppose Hao in this work: 'X-LAWS' with the sole purpose of defeating Hao, and 'Gandhara' also aiming to save the world. Many of the members of X-LAWS have had loved ones killed by Hao and are motivated by revenge, but Gandhara, on the other hand, acts to save even Hao. In X-LAWS, there is a clear boundary between friend and foe, considering someone as an ally if they help defeat Hao and an enemy if they get in the way, but Gandhara's boundary is ambiguous. This is because they are based on the idea of "moderation" and believe that all should be saved without distinguishing between friend and foe. The timing of the appearance of these two forces is important when considering this work. While the X-LAWS appear from the early days of the Shaman Fight, Gandhara does not show up until the latter half. Perhaps due to this influence, Gandhara does not appear in the old anime, which, unlike the original, depicts Hao's defeat in the end. As a result, the old anime completes the story in the scheme of enemies and allies. In contrast, the second half of the original work takes on a different value system from that of a typical shonen manga, and the story is no longer about just defeating Hao. One of the most memorable lines in the work is, " If they beat you, get them back”. The history of mankind is a repetition of this, and Hao describes mankind as "too much work". Shonen manga are basically a story of constant battle. The " If they beat you, get them back." storyline is one of the most exciting in the world. Episodes in which the hero's side takes revenge are so popular that they are depicted in many works, but in the end, they are part of the history of human conflict, in which "if somethings is done to you, you do it back to them”. Meaning there is no end to it. This work questions the endless cycle of conflict itself. While Hao tries to end the chain by destroying humanity, Yoh and his friends choose not to defeat him. They choose not to defeat Hao, because a solution by force would spark a new conflict. Hao, the antagonist who is too strong to be defeated, was set up, in my opinion, to portray this value system. If he cannot be defeated, he will not be defeated, and he will live in moderation without distinguishing the world into friend and foe. Even so, he believes that the world will "somehow go on”. Such strength of will is present in this work.
“SHAMAN KING” releases wristwatch in a collaborative endeavor with character-themed jewelry maker U-Treasure. The stylish item features design inspired by the world of Shaman King. “SHAMAN KING” is based on the original manga by Takei Hiroyuki. The story centers around the “Shamans”, mediums of gods and spirits, who partake in the Shaman Fight, a tournament to decide the next “Shaman King”. The rebooted TV anime series started broadcasting in April 2021. The wristwatch has a black base and was designed after the aesthetics of the world of “SHAMAN KING”. The center of the dial board displays the emblem of the Asakura family and Hao’s pentagram, while the second hand of the watch is shaped based on the appearance of a Spirit Balls. This item is perfect for everyday use. The product is priced at 29700JPY (tax included), and orders are open until September 24. Available at U-Treasure’s Concept Store Ikebukuro and U-Treasure’s Online Shop.
The TV anime "Shaman King" will have the first collaboration with Namjatown. A collaboration event "Shaman King in Namjatown" will be held from August 27 to September 17, 2021. For the collaboration, a newly drawn illustration of Asakura Yoh, Tao Ren, and Hao engaging in Shaman Fight, and an illustration of 10 mini characters, including them, wearing cat ears, have been unveiled. At the venue, original goods with these illustrations, a mini-game "Hyoui Gattai Roulette (Spirit Fusion Roulette)" and "Shaman Searching Rally" that offer original gifts, and original desserts and foods, will be available. On "Namco Parks Online Store", the same original goods at the venue and a mini-game where you have a chance to win the same gift, will be available. Aside from the collaboration venues, the collaboration original amusement gifts of "75mm Hologram Tin Badge" (13 varieties in total) and "Acrylic Board" (5 varieties in total) will be available on an online crane mall "Torumo" and at certain stores of the company-owned amusement facility "namco". "Shaman King in Namjatown" will be held from August 27 to September 17. (C)Takei Hiroyuki, Kodansha / Shaman King Project, TV Tokyo
Days with over 30 degrees Celsius are continuing for several days after entering August. You are tired of sweat falling off your body after taking a step outside home, wishing, “I want to go home…”. I found Mikey (Sano Manjirou) with his bangs up off the forehead when watching “Tokyo Revengers”. I was charmed by his beauty even by fully showing his face…I admire his facial expression with organized style. There are charms to the real men with their bangs up off the foreheads, which represents freshness and cleanness. This article will introduce 5 characters with beautiful foreheads who are carefully chosen by the writer. ■”Tokyo Revengers” Sano Manjirou Mikey from “Tokyo Revengers” introduced in the beginning of this article has THE delinquent style, with his long, blond hair and bangs roughly tied up with a hairband. He is the boss of “Tokyo Manji Gang” as a high school student and he is so strong that he has nickname “Mighty Mikey”. He is the role model of the gangs from his appearance to his personality. “Tokyo Revengers” have characters with gang-like hairstyles, including Mohican, Regent style, and close-cropped hairstyle, etc., but many of them are not fresh, because they have scary eyes. (laughter) In contrast, Mikey has identity with childishness, dropping eyes, and kind facial expressions, giving off a vibe that is different from the other characters. While often believed that his youngness is because of the design from the original manga, the freshness also exists in the live-action movie! I want to punch me back then, when saying, “Long blond hairstyle with open forehead does not look good even on handsome Yoshizawa Ryou-san”! The producer of the live-action version, Okada Shouta-san, commented on the production note that, “Mikey=Yoshizawa-san was so perfect that this movie might have failed if he had declined our offer”. (Live-action movie “Tokyo Revengers” is currently showing) ■”Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba” Kamado Tanjirou Many people in Japan would answer his name if asked, “which character has a memorable forehead?”. Yes, he is the protagonist of “Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba”, which marked the highest box-office revenue in Japanese movie history. (Ranking in August 2021) Tanjirou already had a unique scar on his forehead from episode 1. This is the burn from the time when he protected his younger brother from tipping brazier. Moreover, after clearing the final selection exam, his scar got larger and changed into what we know now. This scar has a surprising secret. This part has not yet been adapted into anime, so please check this out with upcoming anime! I would not say anything to avoid spilers. Also, Tanjirou was the character with a close relationship with forehead, including being good headbutt. ■”Jujutsu Kaisen” Getou Suguru We found the character with charming forehead in the hottest anime of the time, “Jujutsu Kaisen”! He is one of the 4 Special Grade sorcerers in Japan and is also the worst sorcerer who got expelled from Tokyo Jujutsu High, after murdering more than 100 ordinary citizens. His hairstyle is so fashionable, having part of his long black hair arranged into a half up bun with the remaining part of his hair hanging. It should be his obsession to have a part of hair being left as way it is. However, he is teased that “your front hair is weird”. A scar on his forehead draws our eyes. We see stiches…but I will shut my mouth because this anime has not yet been shown in the anime. ■”SHAMAN KING” Asakura You The character with a simple one-length cut is Asakura You from “SHAMAN KING”. His hairstyle is not special, but what we should pay attention to is his forehead in M-shape that looks like Mt. Fuji! The forehead in Mt. Fuji shape is often said that they have old view in love and family: they love family, hate having a quarrel, and tend to rely on others. Is it precisely explaining the personality of Asakura You!? He thinks to save his twin brother Hao from loneliness and pain, and traveling around lawless regions with Anna to deliver “Love & Peace”, etc.… I believe there is no other character that matches the uniqueness of Mt. Fuji forehead other than Asakura You. ■”YuYu Hakusho” Urameshi Yuusuke As the extra edition, please let me introduce my favorite character, Urameshi Yuusuke from “YuYu Hakusho”. Yuusuke is also a delinquent like Mikey, but there is no charisma in him… In the original manga, he drinks, smokes, steals food and money, and does groping, although he is a minor; he is the example of the gang. His hairstyle is the Regent style, which is put into shape with hair wax, like the style popular in 1990’s. Some feel strangeness, although they have seen gangs in “Tokyo Revengers”. However, the charm of Yuusuke is the gap that he sometimes shows, which is drastically different him being a delinquent. He has a strong sense of justice, cares a lot about the weak and hardworking people, and shows courage to stand against those who injured his friends. His forehead is off-topic from what I discussed in this article, but Yuusuke with his natural hairstyle, which can be seen in severe training and battle scenes, are so handsome! His beasty personality can be forgotten with it. Yuusuke’s charm is several gaps showing and hiding over time. ■If you feel southern wind from foreheads, you are the professional Dekorist (Forehead lover) It was off-topic in the extra edition (laughter), but this article introduced 5 characters with appealing foreheads. Each person loves different parts of the characters. If you can relate yourself to my fetichism, “forehead”, please look for other characters with nice foreheads! You may feel southern wind and freshness from forehead in this season♪
TV Anime "Shaman King" released new key visuals and additional voicing cast members for its new arc which focuses on the Shaman Fight's main matches. The TV Anime “SHAMAN KING” is based on the original manga of same name by Takei Hiroyuki, which has sold over 38 million copies. In April 2021, a new television series premiered at TV Tokyo network channels. The plot revolves around the Shaman Fight, a battle held once every 500 years, in which shamans, mediums of gods and spirits, compete in order to become the ruler of all things in the universe, the Shaman King. The new arc story unfolds as the Shaman Fight tournament enters the main matches. The story progresses upon Yoh and his group's arrival at the Patch tribe’s village after a long journey. Besides Marco and Iron Maiden Jeanne, the remaining members of the “X-LAWS” and its respective voicing cast were announced . The new characters set to appear are: John DenbatDent (Konishi Katsuyuki), Larch Dirac (Takaguchi Kosuke), Porf Griffith (Miyazono Takumui), Chris Venster (Mogami Tsuguo), Cebin Mendel (Takagi WataruWataru Takagi), and Meemo Montgomery (Nagai Mariko). “Shaman Fight Main Tournament Arc” starts on episode 18. What awaits Yoh and his friends at the Patch village? (C) Takei Hiroyuki - Kodansha / SHAMAN KING Project - TV Tokyo
The largest movie, drama, and anime review service in Japan, “Filmarks”, released “spring 2021 season anime satisfactory ranking”, based on the data taken through their service. The 1st place was “Fruits Basket The Final”, the 2nd was “My Hero Academia 5th Season” and the 3rd was “Odd Taxi”. “spring 2021 season anime satisfactory ranking” was based on the average ★scores (MAX 5.0) and review numbers (Mark! Numbers) given to the anime broadcast in spring 2021 (March 25 to May 31, 2021). The anime with the highest number of ★scores ranked high in “spring 2021 season anime satisfactory ranking”. The 1st place “Fruits Basket The Final” received an average ★4.34 (Max 5.0). The fans commented, “the emotions of each character are well depicted”, “this is my life bible”, “couldn’t watch this without my tears falling off”, and “This is the wonderful human drama that cannot be explained with words”. The 2nd place “My Hero Academia Season 5” received ★4.33, the 3rd place “Odd Taxi” received ★4.31, the 4th place “Kingdom Season 3” received ★4.19, and the 5th place “Zombie Land Saga Revenge” received ★4.11. Following the top 5 listed above, the ranking was followed by “Tokyo Revengers”, “Vivy-Fluorite Eye’s Song-“, “To Your Eternity”, “Moriarty the Patriot Season 2”, and “Welcome to Demon School, Iruma-kun! Season “2”. For Mark! Number ranking (review numbers), “Tokyo Revengers” was the top, the highest number of episode comments were given to “Godzilla S. P”. “Fruits Basket” The Final © Takaya Natsuki, Hakusensha/Fruits Basket Production Committee “My Hero Academia” Season 5 © Horikoshi Kouhei/Shueisha, My Hero Academia Production Committee “Odd Taxi” © P.I.C.S./Odokagawa Traffic Partners
The main 5 members of Meta Liberation Army, the group appearing in the TV anime “My Hero Academia” Season 5, and their cast members have been announced. The experienced actors , including Hirata Hiroaki, Sugita Tomokazu, Majima Junji, Honda Takako, and Yamashita Seiichirou are gathered together. “My Hero Academia” entered the 2nd cour from June 26, 2021. The Meta Liberation Army believes that “Special ability, a.k.a. ‘quirks’, should be used freely”, and is the group currently expanding its power. The 5 members have been revealed this time. Re Destro (Yotsubashi Rikiya), the son of the former rival Destro. The CEO of the big IT company and the strategist of the Meta Liberation Army, Skeptic (Kinzoku Yuuho). The governor with a high ability of speech, who collects the supporters through his activity, Trumpet (Hanabatake Bikou). The managing director of the publisher and the ads leader Curious (Kitsuki Okitoshi). The spy of the Meta Liberation Army and the follower of Re Destro, Gaiten. The cast for the Meta Liberation Army was also announced. Hirata Hiroaki will play Re Destro, Sugita Tomokazu will play Skeptic, Majima Junji will play Trumpet, Honda Takako will play Curious, and Yamashita Seiichirou will play Gaiten. The comments from the experienced casts have arrived. 【Hirata Hiroaki: Re Destro/Yotsubashi Rikiya】 I am honored that I can be a part of “My Hero Academia”, which I longed for. And I will be playing the leader of the Meta Liberation Army “Re Destro”. I am partly nervous and happy. I always participate in the session with full stress to compete with young powers from others. Please look forward to the anime, and I will be playing with my full ability, coming from the time I waited to be a part of this series. 【Sugita Tomokazu: Skeptic/Kinzoku Yuuho】 In a society, where the existence of a hero is normal. What people will be asked for is simple, although society itself is complex. It is sad to see the string, that used to be set to control a doll, now fastens your neck. Isn’t it? 【Majima Junji: Trumpet/Hanabatake Bikou】 Hanabatake is a governor, so I feel pressure to express his “ability to speech”. I did my best, so please look forward to it. 【Honda Takako: Curious/Kitsuki Okitoshi】 In the short time and pressure given to “introduction”, I hope to deliver the characteristic, background, and the role in the series of “Curious”, a.k.a. Kitsuki Okitoshi, to you as much as possible. Thank you for letting me in. 【Yamashita Seiichirou/Gaiten】 I am honored to be a part of the wonderful work with strong support. I read the original manga, and the belief of each hero and villain made me think deeply, and shocked my heart. Gaiten is a mysterious character, but I will do my best to play him, together with “Justice of the Meta Liberation Army” in my heart. Please continue your support! © Horikoshi Kouhei/Shueisha, My Hero Academia Production Committee
From the TV anime "Tokyo Revengers", a non-credit video of "Tokyo Wonder.", the ending theme song of the 2nd cour "Bloody Halloween Arc" (released in July), has been revealed. "Tokyo Wonder." is an upper tune song by Nakimushi, a solo artist , who has rapidly been gaining young fans but doesn't reveal his/her real name, appearance, age, etc. The song is featured with the artist's husky voice, edgy sound, and his/her unique sense of words, which make the song perfect for the world-view of "Tokyo Revengers". Please indulge yourself in the new ending theme song, which adds color to the 2nd cour, with the beautiful non-credit video. The TV anime "Tokyo Revengers" is currently broadcast on MBS, TV Tokyo, BS Asahi, AT-X, and other stations. As "Bloody Halloween Arc" has just started, please keep your eyes on the main episodes. TV Anime "Tokyo Revengers" ■Broadcast Information Available on MBS, TV Tokyo, BS Asahi, AT-X, etc. "Bloody Halloween Arc" has just started in July! (C)Wakui Ken, Kodansha / Anime "Tokyo Revengers" Production Committee
Many of the anime in 2021 spring season are about to reach the finale. From original anime to sequels of popular series, there were many attractive titles to choose from, however which anime gained the most support from the anime!anime! readers? Here at anime!anime!, we conducted the reader survey titled “What was the best anime from 2021 spring season?”. The survey was conducted from June 18 to 25, and a total of 441 readers answered the survey. The females made up the majority of the vote with close to 65%, while the male readers made up approximately 35%. The young readers made up the majority, with minors making up approximately 35% and the reader’s in 20’s making up 30%. ■ Original anime ranked in the top and the 2nd! The 1st place was “Bakuten!!”. The support rating was approximately 9%. The anime was about boy’s rhythmic gymnastics, and the comments to the work said, “the fresh opening theme, a heart-warming story filled with youth, the acting of the experienced voice actors…all of them were awesome! My mother, who doesn't often watch anime, was also charmed by this!” and “The rhythmic gymnastics was impressive, and the relationship with the protagonist being charmed by the acting and his friends, seniors at school, and his teacher were wonderful. I wanted to support their team so much”. There were comments to the fact that this anime is set in the Tohoku region; “I personally like Iwanuma City, Miyagi Pref., so I was glad that this anime took place there”. 2nd Place The 2nd place was “Vivy-Fluorite Eye’s Song-“. The support rating was approximately 8%. This is an original Sci-Fi anime produced by WIT STUDIO. A diva AI meets Matsumoto from the future, and they go on a journey that travels through 100 years. “The development of the story was unpredictable due to its originality, and I was moved by the quality of drawings, music, and acting by the voice actors”, and “It has been a while since I enjoyed the detailed settings and hidden factors. I want to rewatch the anime from episode 1”. “Insert music is used almost every episode, and it was wonderful”, the comment mentioned the music of the anime. 3rd place The 3rd place was “My Hero Academia”. The difference between the 2nd place was so small. The 5th season of the popular series received comments like the following; “”he game between class A and B showed the growth of each character, and it moved my heart strongly”, and “I was glad to see the fighting where many characters used their quirks”. This anime is about to start the 2nd half. The Endeavour internship arc is gaining attention. In the male-only ranking, the 1st place was “Vivy- Fluorite\ Eye’s Song-“, the 2nd was “Higehiro: After Being Rejected, I Shaved and Took in a High School Runaway”, and the 3rd was “Zombie Land Saga”. In the female-only ranking, the 1st place was “Bakuten!!”, the 2nd was “Fruits Basket The Final”, and the 3rd was “My Hero Academia”. To “Higehiro: After Being Rejected, I Shaved and Took in a High School Runaway”: “Sayu’s sad past and Yoshida-san’s kindness. I enjoyed their complex relationship that both of them wont be honest, although they already known each other’s feeling.” To “Zombie Land Saga Revenge”: “The anime slowly showed the hidden secrets related to each character’s past, and the live, insert music, and movies were all great. I also enjoyed learning Saga’s sightseeing spots, and gourmet”. To “Fruits Basket The Final”: “The characters took new steps forward, and I cried every time each character moves forward. It is definitely a wonderful anime”. ■ Introducing other comments! To “SSSS. DYNAZENON”: “I enjoyed every episode, although I don’t watch robots and monster anime often” and “the anime was fresh because it combined robots and monsters with youth ensemble drama.” To “Pretty Boy Detective Club”: “Characters, the content, and designs were all at the best levels. I was surprised by how they recreated Nishio Ishin's novel into the wonderful work.” To “Odd Taxi”: “Although the characters are cute animals, their personalities are close to humans. No extra feature could be seen in characteristic, action, and conversation, and everything I see was a hint for the future.” Original anime ranked in the 1st and 2nd place for spring 2021 season. The original anime also ranked in the TOP 20, and many fans seemed to enjoy what will be happening next. ■Ranking Top 20 [What was the best anime in spring 2021 season?] 1st: “Bakuten!!” 2nd: “Vivy-“Fluorite Eye’s Song-“ 3rd: “My Hero Academia” Season 5 4th: “Frutis Basket The Final” 5th: Tokyo Revengers” 6th: 86” 7th: “Mao Dao Zhu Shi” 8th: “Shadow House” 8th: “Zombie Land Saga Revenge” 8th: “SSSS. DYNAZENON” 8th: “Higehiro: After Being Rejected, I Shaved and Took in a High School Runaway” 8th: “Moriarity the Patriot” 13th: “Odd Taxi” 13th: “Beautiful Boy Detective Club” 15th: “Godzilla S.P ” 16th: “The World Ends with You” 16th: “I've Been Killing Slimes for 300 Years and Maxed Out My Level” 17th: “The Saint's Magic Power is Omnipotent” 19th: “SHAMAN KING” 19th: “Sound of Mashiro” (Survey conducted: June 18 to 25, 2021) ※This survey is taken as a part of research on “current anime and character’s popularity and interest”. The result does not determine any superiority nor inferiority between the characters or anime. Please read this article to learn about new anime and characters.
The streaming of the anime "Tawawa on Monday 2" has started on ABEMA on September 20, 2021. The key visual and information on the cast and staff have been announced. "Tawawa on Monday" is the illustration that the manga artist Himura Kiseki posts on Twitter every Monday. The doujins featuring the compilation of the illustrations, were distributed on Himura's circle "Himura Nyuugyou" and the previous anime adaptation was streamed online in October 2016. The key visual of the anime "Tawawa on Monday 2" has been revealed along with the open of the official website and the latest information will be available on both the official website and Twitter. The streaming has started on September 20, and it will be streamed every Monday at 7:00 AM, on ABEMA. For the cast information, it includes Harada Sayaka as the voice of Ai-chan, Kayano Ai as the voice of Kouhai-chan, Takahashi Rie as the voice of Maegami-chan, Ishigami Shizuka, Iguchi Yuka, Inoue Kikuko, Majima Junji, Takumi Yasuaki, and Yanagita Junichi. The director is Ogawa Yuuki and the animation is by Yokohama Animation Lab. It was also announced that the Blu-ray will be released on December 13, 2021. It will feature an illustration by Himura Kiseki along with the 12 episodes and one unaired episode. Please visit the anime official website for details on the respective store's original novelty. Other than that, the original good sale event of anime "Tawawa on Monday 2" and anime "Ganbare Douki-chan" will be held on November 20, 2021, at Karaoke Pasela Akiba Multi-entertainment store. The detailed information will be released on the official website soon. Anime "Tawawa on Monday 2" will be streamed every Monday at 7:00 AM on ABEMA. Anime "Tawawa on Monday 2" ◆Streaming Platform: ABEMA ◆Streaming Period: Every Monday, at 7:00 AM, Starting from September 20 Staff Information ■ Original Creator: Himura Kiseki ■ Director: Ogawa Yuuki ■ Series Composition: Kamoshida Hajime ■ Character Design: Satou Hiroaki ■ Art Director: Yasuda Yukari ■ Color Design: Furuichi Yuuichi ■ Photography Director: Hayashi Koujirou ■ Editor: Tan Ayako ■ Sound Director: Aketagawa Jin ■ Animation Production: Yokohama Animation Lab Cast Information ■ Ai-chan: Harada Sayaka ■ Kouhai-chan: Kayano Ai ■ Maegami-chan: Takahashi Rie ■ Volleyball-bu-chan: Ishigami Shizuka ■ Imouto-chan: Iguchi Yuka ■ Okaa-san: Inoue Kikuko ■ Oniisan: Majima Junji ■ Senpai: Takumi Yasuaki ■ Sensei: Yanagita Junichi (C) Himura Kiseki/ PBM2
From the TV anime "Deaimon", the 1st anime PV that depicts vividly the Kyoto's streets and the various Japanese sweets, has been released. The additional cast members, including Hayami Saori and Matsuoka Yoshitsugu, were announced together with the additional staff information, including the staff that handle the unique "Japanese Sweet Art". "Deaimon" is based on the same-name manga by Asano Rin that is currently serialized on "Young Ace" and this heartfelt story takes place in a Japanese sweets shop in Kyoto. Irino Nagumo planned to go uptown to chase his dream, but decided to take over his family business, the Japanese sweets shop "Ryokushou" after hearing his father was hospitalized. Yukihira Itsuka is the poster girl that is working while freeloading at Irino household and is a candidate to the successor of "Ryokushou". The story focuses on the two of them and it depicts a heartfelt story in Kyoto that "connects people together via Japanese sweets". In the 1st anime PV, the appearance of the main protagonists, Irino Nagumo and Yukihira Itsuka, the situation of old established sweets shop "Ryokushou", and the other unique characters can be seen. It also depicts vividly the highlights of this work, which are the streets of Kyoto and the various Japanese sweets. Together with the release of the PV, the additional cast members were announced, including Koyama Rikiya, Oohara Sayaka, Iwasaki Hiroshi, Yukino Satsuki, Nagatsuka Takuma, Suzuki Minori, Takahashi Minami, Hayami Saori, Matsuoka Yoshitsugu, Oikawa Izou, and Yoshida Miho. Do also check out the staff lineup and the person-in-charge of the unique "Japanese Sweets Art". TV anime "Deaimon" will be broadcast in 2022. TV Anime "Deaimon" ＜Staff＞ Original Creator: Asano Rin (Published on "Young Ace", Kadokawa Comics A) Director: Oizaki Fumitoshi Series Composition: Yoshida Reiko Character Design/ Key Animation Director: Shibuya Sakae Prop Design, Japanese Sweets Art: Satou Fumiaki 2D, Clothing Design: Yomogida Yuki Art Director: Kuga Yumiko (Studio Jack) CG Director: Yamamoto Yukie (Inaho) Photography Director: Matsumoto Daigo (Inaho) Editing: Saitou Akari (Mishima Henshushitsu) Music: Takada Ren Sound Director: Morishita Hiroto Animation Production: Encourage Films Production: Ryokushou ＜Cast Member＞ Irino Nagumo: Shimazaki Nobunaga Yukihira Itsuka: Yuuki Kozue Irino Heigo: Koyama Rikiya Irino Fuki: Oohara Sayaka Tatsumi Masa: Iwasaki Hiroshi Otsuru-san: Yukino Satsuki Seto Saki: Nagatsuka Takuma Horikawa Mitsuru: Suzuki Minori Matsukaze Kanoko: Takahashi Minami Kisaichi Hiiro: Hayami Saori Yukihira Tomoe: Matsuoka Yoshitsugu Irino Ikkou: Oikawa Izou Irino Masayo: Yoshida Miho (C) RIN ASANO/ Ryokushou
The sequel of the TV anime "The Duke of Death and His Maid" has been announced. Along with this announcement, the celebration comments from Hanae Natsuki (voice of Duke) and Mano Ayumi (voice of Alice), together with the celebration illustration by the original creator Inoue have been released. "The Duke of Death and His Maid" is based on the manga by Inoue that is currently serialized on "Sunday Webry" and the series has exceeded 1.5 million copies in circulation. It depicts the rom-com featuring Duke, who is living his life in solitude as he was rejected by his surroundings due to his curse, troubled over the reverse sexual harassment by Alice as well as the allure of Alice in a close distance. After the final episode of the TV anime on September 19, the announcement on the sequel was announced with a special CM. Currently, detailed information, such as the broadcast date, has yet to be announced, so do look forward to future announcements. ＜Below are the full comments＞ Hanae Natsuki (voice of Duke) I'm happy that the sequel has been decided! As the anime has ended with a lot of mysteries, and I am also wondering what future awaits Alice and Duke, I am looking forward to the recording! I want to watch it as soon as possible! But it is still not available yet... I am looking forward to the broadcast while having the same frustration as Duke. Mano Ayumi (voice of Alice) I'm glad that the sequel has been decided! I am quite grateful and happy that I am able to voice Alice again as well as meets Duke and all my precious companions again. There are various fantastic scenes in season 1, but there are still many wonderful scene in the future development. I will try my best in voicing Alice, who is devoting herself solely to Duke, so please look forward to the precious daily life of Duke and Alice. Inoue, Original Creator 【Cast】 Duke: Hanae Natsuki Alice: Mano Ayumi Rob: Ootsuka Hoochuu Viola: Minase Inori Caph: Kuramochi Wakana Zain: Kamiya Hiroshi Walter: Uchida Yuuma 【Staff】 Original Creator: Inoue (Serialized on Shogakukan "Sunday Webry" Director: Yoshikawa Yoshinobu Series Composer: Shirane Hideki Character Designer: Kuwabaa Mitsuru (SMDE) CG Director: Suzuki Yuusuke (SMDE) Character Model Director: Hatano Wataru (SMDE) Art Director: Suzuki Akira Color Design: Kimura Miho Photography Director: Fukuya Shingo Editor: Tsubone Kentarou Sound Director: Aketagawa Jin Music: Okuda Gen, Watanabe Takeshi Animation Production: J.C.STAFF CGI: SMDE Opening Theme "Mangetsu to Silhouette no Yoru" by Duke (voiced by Hanae Natsuki) & Alice (voiced by Mano Ayumi) Ending Theme "Nocturne" by Alice (voiced by Mano Ayumi) Production: The Duke of Death and His Maid Production Committee (C) Inoue/ Shogakukan, The Duke of Death and His Maid Production Committee
To celebrate Uchida Yuuma-san's birthday, Anime!Anime! conducted an annual readers' survey, "Who is your favorite character played by Uchida Yuuma-san?". We will introduce the results in this article.
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.
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
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.