「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.
"BORUTO: Naruto Next Generations" had its broadcast postponed due to COVID-19. The recommencement of the broadcast has been scheduled for 5 Jul. onward, and its new arc "Shell" will commence from 19 Jul. onward. In addition, new cast members have also been added. The original shounen manga is currently being serialized in "VJump". In the "Shell" arc, Bolt and team seven head for The Land of Valleys on a new mission. There, Bolt and the team get wrapped up in a series of unexpected events. In lieu of the "Shell" arc, the members of the "Shell" have been announced with the character designs of Victor and Deepa as well as their voice actors. Cho will be voicing Victor, a mysterious character with a bandaged right eye. Kakihara Tetsuya will voice original character "Shell" member, Deepa. We have received comments from Cho and Kakihara. In addition to that, we have also received a hand-drawn illustration by Director Kouda Masayuki commemorating the recommencement of the production. This illustration, along with another design sketch of BORUTO at home, will be presented as original postcards to viewers. Details can be found on the official site. TV Anime "BORUTO: Naruto Next Generations" will resume broadcasting from 5 Jul. onward and its new arc "Shell" will commence from 19 Jul. onward. <The full comments can be found below> "Victor ・ Cho" I've heard that this was a villain's role but.... how evil is he??? You really can't tell from people's outward appearances. Maybe, he's not that bad?? Well, this guy is probably the worst-!!! Wait, wait, but, maybe I share some similar traits with him?? Argh!! I feel like I've seen that kind of old man somewhere!! I'm sure of it!! Hahaha, well, if everyone is able to think of the above, that'll be great~. I hope everyone will look forward to it!! "Deepa ・ Kakihara Tetsuya" I'm Kakihara Tetsuya and I have the pleasure of voicing Deepa. As he is an original character, I am able to perform freely without any restraints. Even though he's one of the bad guys, he's cute and I hope you'll support him!!! Please!! Hahaha (C) K S/S・ T・ P
A new station member, Kachidoki Hirona, which is an anthropomorphic version of Kachidoki Station, has appeared in the "Miracle Train" web content that anthropomorphizes train stations into beautiful boys. Kakihara Tetsuya, a voice actor known for "A3!", "My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom!", and other works, is voicing the character. "Miracle ☆ Train" is a web-content from the official website that provides a 4-frame comics about "Station Men," anthropomorphic stations, novels, and escort voices, which you can enjoy being in the date mood by listening to the guide of the station and town. "Kachidoki Hirona", who is voiced by Kakihara, is a romantic station member with a cheerful personality that loves the sea and is also interested in myths and constellations. Along with the high-rise condominiums and commercial facilities developing, the number of passengers getting on and off at the station has increased, and it is the fourth most popular character on the Oedo Line after Roppongi. Escort Voice, which is currently being distributed, will guide you around the station, centering around Kachidoki Station and the symbol of the city, Kachidukibashi. Also, the escort voice CD, which includes voice records undelivered on the web, is scheduled to be released in June. （C）Miracle Train Project
From the TV anime "Love and Producer~EVOL×LOVE~", the key visual and the 2nd promotion video have been released. Also, to commemorate it, the comments from the cast including Ono Yuuki (playing Haku), Sugita Tomokazu (playing Zen), Hirakawa Daisuke (playing Shimon), and Kakihata Tetsuya (playing Kira) arrived. "Love and Producer~EVOL×LOVE~" is the TV anime originated from the romance simulation game of Papergames, which has recorded over 90 million downloads around the world. The protagonist, who is the CEO and the producer of the small film company called "Kiseki Entertainment", starts to be involved in the truth of his father's death, his lost memory, and a large conspiracy behind it after meeting 4 "Evolver" (superhuman race) who have the different position in the society and personality with one another. The key visual released this time depicts 4 dark "Kare" (man/boyfriend): Haku, who is the graduate of the protagonist's high school and now a special EVOL policeman, Zen, who is the CEO of "Far Ray Group", who invests on the protagonist's business, Shimon, the authority scientist in the brain science whom the protagonist invites to the TV show, Kirara, who is the popular idol who invites the protagonist to appear in the show. The 2nd promotion movie is produced by MAPPA (known for "Yuri!!! on ICE" and "BANANA FISH") under the director Sakai Munehisa of "Zombie Land Saga", and it's increasing expectations toward the TV anime. Furthermore, on YouTube, the comments from the 4 casts Sugita Tomokazu (playing Zen), Hirakawa Daisuke (playing Shimon), and Kakihata Tetsuya (playing Kira) have been revealed. Each cast answered 3 questions toward the broadcast of the TV anime. Also, the goods of the TV anime have been decided, and they will be sold in the stores, including "MAPPA ONLINE STORE". The TV anime "Love and Producer~EVOL×LOVE~" will be broadcast in 2020. (C) Love and Producer/ Paper Pictures/MAPPA
Amano Yoshitaka, who is known for work such as "Final Fantasy"'s visual concept design, and other famous creators cooperated on "GIBIATE", and new trailer of it has been released.
Anime!Anime! conducted a reader survey titled "Which anime do you have the highest expectations for in fall 2021?". We will introduce the results in this article.
September 11 of this year is "Family Karaoke Day". It is an anniversary that was established on the second Saturday of September every year as a day to spread karaoke as a place for family communication. In 2021 it is September 11. There are many characters in anime and games with who it would be nice to go to karaoke. Some of them are good at singing, with someone it is great to have fun together, or maybe there were episodes related to karaoke... Here at Anime!Anime!, we conducted a reader survey entitled "Which character would you like to go to karaoke with?" We received responses from 152 people during the survey period from August 27 to September 3. The male-female ratio is about 25% for males and about 75% for females. About 50% of the age group were teens, and about 30% were in their 20s. ■ Multiple characters with tone-deafness are ranked in! 1st place 1st place is shared between Edogawa Conan and Mori Ran from "Detective Conan" and Sakata Gintoki from "Gintama" with an approval rating of about 6%. Conan has excellent deduction abilities but is bad at singing. Many readers wanted to experience Conan's singing in real life, "I want to sing together with Conan, who both he himself and others admit as being that he is bad, and have a different type of fan (laughs).", and "I would like to hear how bad Conan is, who is famous for his poor singing. Sorry, but I might laugh..." On the other hand, comments for the heroine Mori Ran are, "She is playing piano, so she has been growing up with music.", and "The scene of the duet with Sonoko in the karaoke box was cute." Sakata Gintoki from "Gintama" used his voice several times to rise up the mood, like singing "Doraemon no Uta" or performing "Sen no Kaze ni Natte" in the ED. Readers commented on having fun together, "Just imagining of going to karaoke with Gin-san is already exciting.", and "Although it would be bad, it also would be groovy." Some readers also pointed on what a sweettooth he is, "He seems to prefer eating and drinking to singing. I think he will definitely order parfaits and sweets." ■Let's introduce other comments! For Itadori Yuji from "Jujutsu Kaisen", "Because Itadori has karaoke as a hobby in his profile. I think it would be absolutely fun to sing together!" For Jashin-chan from "Dropkick on My Devil!", "Because her singing in the enka performance scene was wonderful, I definitely want her to sing." For Suzumiya Haruhi from "The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya", "The scene when she sang 2 songs on the cultural festival was memorable. The scene of long-term endurance karaoke in the episode titled Endless Eight also seems fun." About Gian from "Doraemon", a character famous for his tone-deafness, "I want to experience Gian recital live to test my courage, just as a topic of conversation." In this survey, not only characters who are good at singing, but also characters who are awful in it are ranked in multiple ranks. The result is that all the characters have impressive singing voices, good or bad. ■ Ranking Top-10 "Which character would you like to go to karaoke with?" 1st place Edogawa Conan "Detective Conan" 1st place Mori Ran "Detective Conan" 1st place Sakata Gintoki "Gintama" 4th place Nanase Riku "Idolish7" 5th place Kannonzaka Doppo "Hypnosismic: Division Rap Battle" 5th place Cocoa "Is the Order a Rabbit?" 5th place Sera Masumi "Detective Conan" 5th place Nakahara Chuya "Bungo Stray Dogs" 9th place Itadori Yuji "Jujutsu Kaisen" 9th place Gian "Doraemon" 9th place Jirou Kyouka "My Hero Academia" 9th place Nishikino Maki "Love Live!" (Response period: August 27-September 3, 2021) ■ Ranking Top 20 "Which character would you like to go to karaoke with?" 1st place Edogawa Conan "Detective Conan" 1st place Mori Ran "Detective Conan" 1st place Sakata Gintoki "Gintama" 4th place Nanase Riku "Idolish7" 5th place Kannonzaka Doppo "Hypnosismic: Division Rap Battle" 5th place Cocoa "Is the Order a Rabbit?" 5th place Sera Masumi "Detective Conan" 5th place Nakahara Chuya "Bungo Stray Dogs" 9th place Itadori Yuji "Jujutsu Kaisen" 9th place Gian "Doraemon" 9th place Jirou Kyouka "My Hero Academia" 9th place Nishikino Maki "Love Live!" 13th place Ichinose Tokiya "Uta no Prince-sama" 13th place Katsura Kotaro "Gintama" 13th place Kise Ryota "Kuroko's Basketball" 13th place Sheryl Nome "Macross F" 13th place Shimura Shinpachi "Gintama" 13th place Shirogane Miyuki "Kaguya-sama: Love is War" 13th place Suzumiya Haruhi "The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya" 13th place Dazai Osamu "Bungo Stray Dogs" 13th place Tokai Teio "Uma Musume Pretty Derby" 13th place Matsuno Osomatsu "Mr. Osomatsu" (Response period: August 27-September 3, 2021)
The number of pre-registered users for "Code Geass Genesic Re;CODE" (release on September 27), the first smartphone game from the "Code Geass" series, has exceeded 500,000. Moreover, together with the news from "Crimson of the Blood Pact" that Kou (Voice: Ono Kensho), Ryuso (Voice: Shirai Yusuke), and Ruki (Voice: Kouno Marika) will join in the game, "release countdown" project has been launched. "Code Geass Genesic Re;CODE" (a.k.a. GeaGene) is a role-playing game that gathers all the past characters such as Lelouch, Akito, Renya, Orpheus, and Oldrin, and depicts new revenge stories featuring new protagonists as well. It was produced by the staff that include the members from the original anime such as Taniguchi Goro and Okouchi Ichiro as general directors, Sunrise as planning and production, and CLAMP as character design draft. This is the first smartphone game from "Geass", and is the series official sequel. In the launched "countdown champaign", new original characters appearing from "Code Geass Genesic Re;CODE" will be announced every day including their personal details and voice actors that play the roles of them. Twitter Follow&RT campaign where you have a chance to win an autographed board of each voice actor, Kou (Voice: Ono Kensho), Ryuso (Voice: Shirai Yusuke), Ruki (Voice: Kouno Marika), and Kijine (Voice: Aimi) will be held. Please visit the official twitter for more details. "Code Geass Genesic Re;CODE" will be released on September 27. Furthermore, "Gear Gene Yonkoma" will be serialized on the official Twitter and website. Wakabayashi Toshiya, a manga artist known for "Tsuredure Children" and others, introduce the participating characters in a unique way.
The vol.3 of the adult voice actors limited extra issue "TV Guide VOICE STARS Dandyism" will be released on October 4. Other than Shimono Hiro being featured on the cover page and head article, the project featuring Tsuda Kenjirou taking photo of voice actor, and the appearance of Morikubo Showtaro on Leslie Kee's serialization were announced. The cover and head article, which consists of approximately 30 pages, feature Shimono Hiro, who is welcoming his 20th anniversary as a voice actor and 5th anniversary as a singer in 2021. The ten thousand words interview and the original portrait photo will analyze in detail his secret of being loved by everyone beyond the role of a voice actor as his appearance on TV has increased recently. The magazine will also feature Suzumura Kenichi, Fukuyama Jun and GRANRODEO, who are also active in their music activities, and a special gravure of Asanuma Shintarou, who appeared in the cover of "vol.1" along with the veterans, such as Kamiya Akira & Takagi Wataru from the popular movie that will be released in fall, and Morikawa Toshiyuki. This issue also marks the start of the latest project featuring Tsuda Kenjirou, the voice actor that is also working as a photographer, taking photo of voice actor. For the commemorative first issue, Yamaji Kazuhiro was invited as a guest upon the request of Tsuda Kenjirou. The photos were taken in Asakusa, and it features various appearances of Yamaji that can only be taken by Tsuda. The comments from both of them have been released. Other than that, Morikubo Showtaro is being featured on the serialization of the worldwide photographer Leslie Kee taking photo of voice actor, called "SUPER VOICE STARS". Morikubo, who has held a commemorative live stream to celebrate his 20th anniversary as a singer in 2021, had his first photo session with Leslie. The advance photos and his comments have been released. "TV Guide VOICE STARS Dandyism vol.3" will be released on October 4, 2021, and pre-orders are currently available on nationwide bookstores and online bookstores. ＜Below are the full comments＞ 【Tsuda Kenjirou's Comments】 I had conducted the super gorgeous project, where I took photo of my big senior Yamaji Kazuhiro-san. I had tried my best to capture the super cool side of him, so please look forward to it. 【Yamaji Kazuhiro's Comments】 When I first heard about this project, I thought "What will this guy do!? Wouldn't a younger guy be a better choice!?" (Haha). However, I felt that he also likes the atmosphere of the period as well as the period itself where I underwent, so I had tried my best to help Tsuda-kun. Do look forward to the Tsuda-kun as a photographer. 【Morikubo Showtaro's Comments】 I had my photos taken by various photographers, but this kind of photography is the first time for me. I believe it will contain a side that was not revealed and unknown even to me, so please do check it out. However, please don't pay too much attention to it at first. (Haha). 【Amazon Limited Cover Version is announced!】 "TV Guide VOICE STARS Dandyism vol.3" with Amazon Limited Cover will be delivered upon purchased on Amazon. 【Purchase Novelty】 ■ Animate (※Inclusive of Web and Physical Store) 【Novelty Content】 A4 Size Clear File of Shimono Hiro ※While stock last ■ Seven Net Shopping 【Novelty Content】 Postcard of Shimono Hiro ※While stock last ■ TOKYO NEWS magazine& (honto) 【Novelty Content】 One Random Live Photo of Shimono Hiro (3 types) ※While stock last 【Product Detail】 "TV Guide VOICE STARS Dandyism vol.3" ● Release Date: October 4, 2021 (Monday) ※The release date varies based on the region ● Releaser: Tokyo News Service Co., Ltd. ● Price: 1,430 JPY ● Size: A4 ● Lineup: Shimono Hiro/ Suzumura Kenichi/ Fukuyama Jun/ GRANRODEO/ Asanuma Shintarou/ Yamaji Kazuhiro X Tsuda Kenjirou/ Kamiya Akira X Takagi Wataru/ Morikawa Toshiyuki/ Morikubo Showtaro etc.
The main cast members of "Lupin the Third PART 6" (broadcast from October 9, 2021), a TV series to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the anime adaptation of "Lupin the Third", speak their enthusiasm for the show. Together, the first character promo video "Ishikawa Goemon" was released. Under the theme of "mystery", "Lupin the Third PART 6" has Ookura Takahiro, a mystery novelist with many visualized adaptations who is also a scriptwriter for anime and tokusatsu, as the story editor. In addition, special guests from the novel and anime industry, such as Tsuji Masaki, Ashibe Taku, Higuchi Akio, Minato Kanae, and Oshii Mamoru, will participate in the script for the omnibus episodes, making it a deluxe series worthy of the anniversary. 2021 is a memorial year, the 50th anniversary of the anime adaptation. In commemoration of this anniversary, promo videos that express the distinctive characters of the Lupin III gang will be released irregularly. The first video features Ishikawa Goemon, the swordsman who can be counted on in times of need. All the scenes in the promo video have been taken from the main anime of the new series, PART 6. The video gets our expectations high about what kind of Goemon we will get to see in the new series. "Lupin the Third PART 6" will be broadcast on Nippon TV-related channels from 12:55 am on October 10. The first broadcast will be "EPISODE 0 -Jidai-" in which Kobayashi Kiyoshi plays Jigen for the last time. Ootsuka Akio will play Jigen in the following episodes. Full comments are as below Kurita Kanichi as Lupin III The other day, Yamada Yasuo-san (the first voice actor of Lupin III) appeared in my dream and told me to, "play Lupin III as if you were walking on broken glass." When I got up, I felt tensed up. The new series has a bizarre and interesting script! As it is the 50th anniversary of the anime adaptation, I hope many people will watch and enjoy the show. Namikawa Daisuke as Ishikawa Goemon The theme for "Lupin the Third PART 6" is "mystery", so you can expect a new story development in addition to the classic Lupin the Third taste. I hope you'll enjoy the show. Sawashiro Miyuki as Mine Fujiko Each new series has been challenging, but the new PART 6 is even more challenging, or should I say, challenging in a different way...! The story is based on the mystery novel, Sherlock Holmes vs Lupin III, set in London, but in between, there is this omnibus of stories written by amazing scriptwriters, and they are all so unique! Please look forward to it! Yamadera Kouichi as Inspector Zenigata The story is amazing and the characters are fascinating! The production team and we actors have put a lot of effort into creating the world of "Lupin the Third" that we want you to see right now, so please look forward to it! 【CAST】 Lupin III: Kurita Kanichi Jigen Daisuke: Ootsuka Akio Ishiakwa Goemon: Namikawa Daisuke Mine Fujiko: Sawashiro Miyuki Inspector Zenigata: Yamadera Kouichi Yatagarasu Gorou: Shimazaki Nobunaga Albert d'Andrésy: Tsuda Kenjirou Holmes: Obara Masato Lily: Moroboshi Sumire 【STAFF】 Original Author: Monkey Punch Director: Suganuma Eiji Story Editor: Ookura Takahiro Character Design: Marufuji Hirotaka Art Director: Matsumiya Yumi, Bizen Kouichirou, Ogura Masahiro, Nishizawa Wataru, Lee Bomzen, Takeda Yuusuke Color Design: Miyawaki Yumi Cinematographer: Sasaki Akemi Editor: Yoshitake Masato Audio Director: Shimizu Youji Audio Effects: Kurahashi Hiromune Music: Oono Yuuji Main Theme: "THEME FROM LUPIN III 2021" Composition: Oono Yuuji, Arrangement: Oono Yuuji, Performance: Yuji Ohono & Lupintic Six with Friends Production: TMS Entertainment Production: Lupin the Third PART 6 Production Committee Original Author: Monkey Punch (C) TMS NTV
To commemorate the release of "Macross Δ Movie: Absolute Live!!!!!!", "Macross Δ Walküre Songstress Legendary Pia" will be released on September 29, 2021. Pre-orders are currently available on Animate, Amazon, Rakuten Books, and other stores. The publication will have a detailed analysis on the anime's Walküre at the same time of the release of "Macross Δ Movie: Absolute Live!!!!!!" in fall 2021. It will look back on the "activities records", "characters", "famous lines", "mecha", and "famous scenes" as part of the Walküre's profile. There is also a long interview with the songstress, which are Suzuki Minori (voice of Freyja), Koshimizu Ami (voice of Mikumo), JUNNA (singing voice of Mikumo), Yasuno Kiyono (voice of Kaname), Touyama Nao (voice of Reina), and Nishida Nozomi (voice of Makina). There is also a special interview on the trajectory of Walküre from the latest activities since the debut by the heroine Suzuki Minori, who has been walking beside "Macross Δ", with an original gravure photos. The cover features the original illustration of the characters in the clothing from the latest artist photo. "Macross Δ Walküre Songstress Legendary Pia" will be released on September 29, 2021. Pre-orders are currently available on Animate, Amazon, Rakuten Books, and other stores. A clear file will be given as a novelty on a first-come-first-serve basis if the pre-orders were made on Animate. So, do pre-order it before the novelty runs out. 【Product Detail】 Title: Macross Δ Walküre Songstress Legendary Pia Release Date: September 29, 2021 Releaser: Pia Corporation Price: 2,200 JPY (Book price: 2,000 JPY + tax) Size: A4/ 96 pages Seller: Bookstore, Online Bookstore and others Urgent Teaser! Movie's Latest Information The Famous Scenes Collection of Walküre's Song The World of Walküre The Activities Records of Walküre The Walküre's Collection The Famous Lines of Walküre The Comments for Walküre The Legendary Singers of "Macross" Series The Affiliated Personnel of Walküre The Mecha in the Battlefield that Walküre is Singing Regarding "Macross Δ Movie: Gekijou no Walküre" Solo Interviews ・Suzuki Minori, voice of Freyja Wion ・Koshimizu Ami, voice of Mikumo Guynemer ・JUNNA, singing voice of Mikumo Guynemer ・Yasuno Kiyono, voice of Kaname Buccaneer ・Touyama Nao, voice of Reina Prowler ・Nishida Nozomi, voice of Makina Nakajima The Activities Records of the Singers of Walküre Special Interview on Walküre's Trajectory by Suzuki Minori Walküre Discography ※The contents might change without prior notice
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.