The 1st PHOTO BOOK “Shuka Sugata (Shuka’s Appearance)” of the voice actor and singer Saito Shuka will be released on December 26, 2020. The cover page has been revealed ahead of the release.
Saito Shuka 1st PHOTO BOOK “Shuka Sugata” is a compilation booklet consists of the approximately 4-year trajectory in “B.L.T. VOICE GIRLS” from the beginning of 2017.
The photo book will consist of the selected photos that were not published in “Shuka Sugata” in “B.L.T. VOICE GIRLS” as well as the special photos that were newly taken for this photo book.
There will also be a long interview consisting of 20,000 words about her past since childhood for the first time and a three-man talk with the photographer and write of “Shuka Sugata” serialization since the beginning.
Also, on the release date of the photo book (December 26, 2020), the e-book of her 1st photo album “Hadashi”, which was released in August 2018, will also be released sequentially.
This photo album will consist of the various charm of her expression during her first time in Okinawa. This is a photo album that consists of her various first time, including her first clothing, first long hair appearance, and first make-up challenge.
Saito Shuka 1st PHOTO BOOK “Shuka Sugata” is priced at 2,000 JPY (tax excluded), and it will be released in Japan nationwide bookstore and other stores on December 26, 2020.
The cast members of the school idol group "Liella!" from the latest series of "Love Live!", "Love! Live! Super Stars!!" was announced on December 14, 2020. When the Chinese cosplayer, Liyuu-san with more than 1.8 followers on social media was revealed to take on the role of Tang Keke, it has become a boom as the word "Liyuu-san" has become a momentarily trend on Twitter.
"Love Live!" is a "school idol project" that has various media development, including CD release, anime, game, and live event, with the key word of "Minna de Kanae Monogatari (A story where every wishes come true)".
The new series "Love Live! Super Star!!" is the latest project after μ's, Aqours, and Nijigasaki High School Idol Club that started in January 2020. It has created a boom as the TV anime production and the main cast members' audition were announced.
The cast members of the school idol unit "Liella!" from "Love Live! Super Star!!" were Date Sayuri-san and Aoyama Nagisa-san, the two peeople that were chosen from the general audition, Liyuu-san, Misaki Nako-san, and Payton Naomi-san.
After the announcement was made, the role of Tang Keke, which is Liyuu-san, has become the center of attention.
Liyuu-san is a cosplayer from Shanghai, China with more than 1.8 million followers on social media, and she debuted as a singer in 2020 with "Magic Words", the opening theme of the TV anime "Hatena Illusion".
Before this, she is also a "Loveliver" where she had revealeds her cosplay from the "Love Live!" series on social media, and because of her similar circumstance with Tang Keke, who is "going to Japan from Shanghai, China due to her admiration of school idol", she was selected for the role.
After seeing this announcement, several tweets continue on Twitter, including "The latest Love Live, will be freaking hot as Liyuu-san is there", "To think that Liyuu-san will participating as a voice actress, I'm surprised and looking forward to it!", "Liyuu-san has gotten her a role in her desired Love Live series...!!! Congratulation!!!", and "Congratulation!!! To think that Liyuu-chan has gotten a role in Love Live! is this a dream?".
Also, Liyuu-san has tweeted with enthusiasm on her personal Twitter, saying "I will be handling the role of Tang Keke, a member of Liella! from Love Live! Super Star! I can't believe that I am able to participate in this as I love the series!! I will do my best as a voice actress, in dancing, singing as well as learning Japanese!! Do look forward to it!!" Nitta Emi-san, the role of μ's Kousaka Honoka, has send a blessing message to her saying "Liyuu-chan, congratulation!".
"Liella!" debut single "Hajimari ha Kimi no Sora (The beginning is your sky)" with animation MV will be released in spring 2021.
"Love Live ! Super Star!!" will surely be a highlight from now on.
10,000 "Love Live!" fans voted for their favorite songs sung by the school idol group μ's. The results will be announced two weeks in a row: December 7 and 14, 2020, in "Onegai! Ranking", a variety show on TV Asahi channels, which was recently renewed. Iida Riho, who played Hoshizora Rin from μ's, appeared in the show and unveiled the backstage story about "a certain song".
In "Onegai! Ranking", which was renewed on December 7, there is a segment called "Minna no AniSon BEST" in which they announce the results of surveys on fan-favorite songs of various anime titles, for two weeks in a row.
The survey this time featured the school idol group μ's, the origin of the "Love Live!" series, which started in 2010. 10,000 "Love Live!" fans, a.k.a. "Love Livers" chose the songs they "can't help but sing" from the 27 carefully selected songs. The results will be announced two weeks in a row.
The host of the show is Seki Tomokazu, who studied hard about "Love Live!" for this day. He often appears in the show for voice actor projects.
The guests were Takeda Rena, an actress/"Love Liver", voice actor Terashima Takuma, and Iida Riho, who played Hoshizora Rin in "Love Live!" and was active as a member of μ's. They exhausted the topic of "Love Live!" from both the perspective of a fan and performer.
Iida unveiled many backstage stories that fans would love to hear, such as a "certain routine" that the μ's members did before their live performances, and a memorable song, which Iida was "on the verge of tears during recording".
The show was full of fun content, including Iida performing her lines from the show, which almost made Terashima, a Love Liver whose fav is Hoshizora Rin, faint with joy.
"Minna no AniSon BEST" on "Onegai! Ranking" will be broadcast for two weeks in a row from 0:50 a.m. on December 7 and 0:50 a.m. on December 14.
Also, on TV Asahi's official YouTube channel, "Douga Hajimete Mimashita", Takeda and Terashima's choice of best songs will be streamed from 6:00 p.m on December 7. Don't miss out on their presentation about the fascination of the songs they chose!
It was an amazing experience to be able to talk about "Love Live!" with people with so much love for the work.
I'm glad so many people love the show even after 10 years. Is the song you voted for on the list? Were your predictions of the ranking right? I hope you'll enjoy the show!
I was nervous about the first broadcast after the renewal. But "Love Live!" gave me the power to get through the shooting. "Love Live!" is amazing! I only started watching "Love Live!" the day before the shooting, and I'm already hooked. I'll definitely watch the second season, too!
I always thought Takeda-san was cute after seeing her in a commercial. I follow her on Instagram, and I feel as if I'm the one who first saw talent in her, haha.
Iida-san has a great personality and she's helped me in many ways. Rin-chan is my fav in "Love Live!"!
Terashima-kun is... perverted in a good way, haha. He sees the show from the actor's side, and drew me further into the world of "Love Live!".
I look forward to learning things I didn't know in further episodes of "Minna no AniSon BEST". I want to know what is popular in this generation.
It was my first time to talk so much about "Love Live!" with other people, so I really enjoyed it. I realized again, how fun "Love Live!" is.
There are many amazing songs, and you can even hear backstories from Iida-san. Please enjoy the show!
I simply enjoyed the shooting and talked so much. It was so embarrassing to talk about my fav, Rin-chan, right beside Iida-san, haha. I couldn't look her in the eyes. Let me apologize in advance because I myself felt that I want to hear more from Iida-san, and you'll probably feel the same!
"Iida Rina 20th Anniversary PHOTOBOOK 'Eien to Isshun (Forever and a Moment)'" is now available as an e-book. The photobook was released to commemorate the voice actor and artist Iida Riho's 20th anniversary in the talent industry. It is currently available at each e-book store.
"Iida Riho 20th Anniversary PHOTOBOOK 'Eien to Isshun'" was released in December 2019 to commemorate her 20th anniversary in the talent industry.
The photoshoot was taken at Đà Nẵng and Hội An, Vietnam.
It is filled with shots of her bare expression while she mingles with the locals and appreciates local food in this memorable place that she had visited personally. The photobook also contains her swimsuit and lingerie appearance for the first time in about 6 years (at the time of release).
Also, she also meets up with Golgo Matsumoto and Red Yoshida from the comedy duo TIM with whom she performed in "Tensai Terebi-kun" and Nanjou Yoshino that also appeared in "Love Live!". They talked about the past in the long interview.
To commemorate the release of the e-book, the sale of the signed large panel with precious off-shot will be on sale.
This signed large panel is personally signed by Iida Riho and it also contains a serial number, making this an extremely rare item.
"Iida Riho 20th Anniversary PHOTOBOOK 'Eien to Isshun'" is currently available at each e-book stores, and the price is 3,000 JPY (tax excluded).
It has been decided that the 2nd online live of the school idol group, Aqours from "Love Live! Sunshine!!” which was announced in October 2020, will be the Love Live! Series’ first New Year countdown concert.
As part of the 5th-anniversary commemoration of Aqours, the 2nd online live will be the Love Live! Series’ first New Year countdown concert. It will be held for 2 days on December 30 and 31, 2020.
The concert title will change from " Love Live! Sunshine!! Aqours ONLINE LoveLive! ~WHITE ISLAND~" to " Love Live! Sunshine!! Aqours COUNTDOWN LoveLive! ~WHITE ISLAND~". Some of the starting segments of the concerts on both days will be free to stream and some songs will be revealed for the first time.
" Love Live! Sunshine!! Aqours COUNTDOWN LoveLive! ~WHITE ISLAND~" will be held on December 30 and 31, 2020. The concert information regarding the streaming ticket, archive streaming, and other details will be announced soon.
(c)Project Love Live! Sunshine!
(c) 2017 Project Love Live! Sunshine!
The first collaboration mook between "One Piece" and the travel guide book, "Rurubu One Piece", will be released on March 4, 2021.
"Rurubu One Piece" is the first guide book of the locations that inspired "One Piece". The "Rurubu" editors thoroughly investigated and covered the whole world.
You can enjoy the feeling of going on a voyage in the world of "One Piece" through the photos of locations from all over the world with the scenes from the work beside them.
The magazine also includes great content for fans, such as the outline and best scenes of each arc, and a feature article, "One Piece Tsuushin".
There are even travel plans you would want to try at the locations to enjoy a "One Piece" trip. The editors of "Rurubu" have come up with model courses that include buildings, foods, and experiences that will remind you of "One Piece".
What's more, the magazine includes special collaboration projects, such as interviews between "One Piece" loving comedians and Shueisha editors, a fantasy map created in collaboration with "One Piece" fan book official YouTubers, and the first interview with the author of the spin-off. Whether you are a traveler or not, this is a magazine that can be enjoyed by light "One Piece" fans to hardcore fans.
"Rurubu One Piece" is priced at 1,250 JPY (tax excluded), and will be on shelves from March 4, 2020.
※When purchases are made from the link above, part of the sales may be returned to Anime!Anime!
(C) Oda Eiichiro / Shueisha, Fuji TV, Toei Animation
Furukawa Makoto's photobook "Douraku", which was released in February 2020, is now available as an e-book. Purchases can be made at various e-book stores.
This book was published to celebrate Furukawa Makoto turning 30 years old. To capture his charm at its prime not only as a voice actor but also as a man, the photo session was held at his request for 3 days in early autumn Hokkaido .
The photobook is like a road movie set in Sapporo, Otaru, and Asahikawa, presenting Furukawa as himself. It also features sexy photos that he has never shown before.
Furukawa Makoto's photobook "Douraku" is priced at 3,000 JPY (tax excluded). The e-books will be available at various e-book stores.
Voice actor Umehara Yuuichirou's 2nd photobook was announced to be released on March 8, 2021. Some of the photos were revealed in advance.
It's been 4 years since his 1st photobook, "Meccha Ii Anbai.". The new book will feature many new photos from "Umegoyomi", serialized in "Seiyuu Grand Prix". It is packed with the path he walked for almost 4 years since the May 2017 issue.
The photobook will also have newly shot photos, too. From him chilling out in Japanese clothes at an old Japanese-style house to hanging out in formal western clothes at a western mansion and garden, and even a special experience as a spin-off of "Umegoyomi". Let's enjoy his new mature charm.
"Umehara Yuuichirou Photobook 'Umegoyomi'" (tentative title) is priced at 3,200 JPY (tax excluded) and will be released on March 8, 2021. Pre-orders with exclusive bonuses have started at Animate, Gamers, Toranoana, and Shufunotomo Infos Online Shop.
(C) Shufunotomo Infos Co., Ltd. 2020
"Itou Miku Photo Book Mikku no Ehon", a photo book of voice actor Itou Miku, well known for her roles as Nakano Miku from "The Quintessential Quintuplets" and Tsurumaki Kokoro from "BanG Dream!", has been announced to be released in February 2021.
This photo book is a collection of the serialization of "Mikku to Ehon", which started in the January 2019 issue of "Monthly Seiyuu Grand Prix". It is filled with her love for picture books, which she expressed through the past 2 years.
The book will also feature many unpublished photos, carefully selected from the billions of photos that weren't published in the magazine. The photos, which were taken with a theme of different picture books every magazine, will let you enjoy "Mikku" a bit different from the ordinary.
Moreover, there will be many new photos, taken just for this book, giving you a taste of a fairytale-like world, just like from a picture book.
"Itou Miku Photo Book Mikku no Ehon" is priced at 3,200 JPY (tax excluded) and will be released on February 22, 2021.
(C) Shufunotomo Infos Co., Ltd. 2020
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 teaser of "Edens Zero" (slated to start on April 10, 2021) has been released. You can hear the voices of Shiki (voiced by Terashima Takuma), Rebecca (voiced by Komatsu Mikako), and Happy (voiced by Kugimiya Rie).
"Edens Zero" is originally a space fantasy manga serialized in "Weekly Shonen Magazine" since 2018, by Mashima Hiro, the manga artist of "Fairy Tail", which has over 70 million copies in circulation.
"Shiki", the only human on Granbell, was brought up by machines. He meets a girl called "Rebecca" and together they go on an adventure in search of "Mother", who exists somewhere in the universe and grants people their wishes.
This teaser is the first time "Edens Zero" is depicted in moving images.
Just like in the original manga, it starts with Shiki as a child, looking up to see a comet with two shadows. You can also see Rebecca, who aims to become a top streamer, and her partner Happy enjoying filming with the machines on Granbell, and the scene where Shiki begs Rebbeca to "be my 'friend'" with an overwhelmingly intense expression on his face.
"Edens Zero" will be broadcast on Nippon TV and other channels from 00:55 a.m. on April 11.
(C) Mashima Hiro / Kodansha, NTV
The 2nd performance of the new style recitation project "Reading Museum", "Ikebukuro Sherlock, Saisho de Saigo no Jiken" (The first and final case) was announced.
Along with the announcement, the main visual and cast members were revealed.
The "Reading Museum" is a recitation theater project that brings together up-and-coming members with voice actor Namikawa Daisuke as its director. "Ikebukuro Sherlock, Saisho de Saigo no Jiken" is the 2nd performance following "Ikebukuro Night Owl Tales", which was performed at Mixalive Tokyo, last September.
Namikawa Daisuke, Maeno Tomoaki, Hosoya Yoshimasa, Amasaki Kouhei, and Saitou Souma will be appearing in "Ikebukuro Sherlock, Saisho de Saigo no Jiken". They will burn up the stage with the original story written by the mystery novelist, Shasendou Yuuki.
Namikawa Daisuke plays Kitazaki, a.k.a. "Rittei University's Sherlock Holmes", a criminal sociology professor. Kitazaki works on a murder case on his campus, dragging in his friends and students played by Maeno Tomoaki, Hosoya Yoshimasa, Amasaki Kouhei, and Saitou Souma. However, Kitazaki actually has no reasoning skills, so his incompetent logic brings light to some unexpected secrets...
Though having the same cast members and characters, the case and conclusion of each performance is different. The story unfolds in multiple universes, bringing new surprises to each of the 6 shows.
A promo video with a special recording of Namikawa Daisuke, the director of the "Reading Museum", is currently available on the official website.
"Reading Museum" "Ikebukuro Sherlock, Saisho de Saigo no Jiken" will be streamed on January 26, 30, and February 7, 2021. Tickets are currently on sale.
(C) Ikebukuro Sherlock / Reading Museum
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.
「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.
"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.