「Gundam AGEII Magnum SV ver.」 piloted by Kujo Kyoya in 『Gundam Build Divers』 gets a gunpla kit with a scale of 1/144(HG). Currently available for pre-order on Premium Bandai.
The “AV-0 Peacemaker”, the state-of-the-art Reaver that appears in "Mobile Police Patlabor", is now available as a plastic model for the first time in the "MODEROID" assembly kit series. Pre-orders are now being accepted at the “GOODSMILE ONLINESHOP”. The “AV-0 Peacemaker” is the culmination of the AV series, which was developed as the successor to the AV-98 Ingram, and is a next-generation machine with performance that surpasses that of the Ingram. It appeared as a new machine to decorate the climax of the TV anime series and fought to the death against the "Black Reaver" "TYPE-J9 Griffon" in the following OVA series. “MODEROID AV-0 Peacemaker" is the definitive item of the "AV-0 Peacemaker", which has been updated as the latest product, with some detail improvements as well as styling adjustments, under the supervision of the original designer, Izubuchi Yutaka. Basic equipment such as a revolver cannon, stun stick, and large shield are also included as options, as well as water transfer decals for "1st Platoon Unit 1" and "Unit 2". In addition, by using the replacement parts, it is possible to recreate the "piercing hand" with the reinforced manipulator that was shown in OVA. The “MODEROID AV-0 Peacemaker” is priced at 4,500 JPY (tax included). It is currently available for pre-order at the “GOODSMILE ONLINESHOP”, and will be released in November 2021. （C）HEADGEAR
From "Mobile Police Patlabor" comes a figure of "TYPE-J9 Griffon" a.k.a. the "Black Labor" as a set with the Aqua Unit. Pre-orders are currently available on "Good Smile Online Shop". This is the latest item from the build-it-yourself action figure series "MODEROID". Griffon's distinct, organic, and sharp form, including the giant wings equipped to the Flight Unit, were faithfully recreated. The kit comes with various wrist parts, and you can even recreate the memorable thumbs up from the show. You can choose between the Flight Unit and Aqua Unit to recreate the two forms from the show. The main materials are polystyrene (PS) and acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS). The armor, joints, and clear parts are colored from the molding, so the coloring from the show can be recreated just by assembling the kit. "MODEROID TYPE-J9 Griffon Flight & Aqua Unit Set" is priced at 5,500 JPY (tax included). Pre-orders are currently available on "Good Smile Online Shop." (C) HEADGEAR
"Mobile Police Patlabor: Gotou Kiichi Pia", a magazine specializing in Gotou Kiichi, the captain of the Special Vehicle Section 2 Division 2 from the "Patlabor" series, is on sale from Oct. 1, and some of the content has been revealed. The magazine follows the "Mobile Police Patlabor: Izumi Noa Pia", which was released in Mar. 2020, and introduces Gotou Kiichi's profile, all activity reports, famous lines, and his history of success. In the interview with Oobayashi Ryuusuke (voice of Gotou Kiichi) and Sakakibara Yoshiko (voice of Nagumo Shinobu), you can see their passion for the work, and Oobayashi says, "'Let's all be happy', I really love this line, haha." In addition, the magazine will include an original episode of the popular "Gotou Kiichi no Ikiru wa Haji daga Nantoka Naru (Kari)" (Gotou Kiichi's Living is a shame but it'll work out (provisional)) from the fansite "Special Vehicle Division 2 Branch Office". It also has an interview with Oshii Mamoru. "Mobile Police Patlabor: Gotou Kiichi Pia" is now on sale, priced at 1,500 JPY (tax excluded). (C)HEADGEAR
From "Mobile Police PATLABOR", the police labor "AV-98 INGRAM", and the work labor "HL-97 BULLDOG" have been released as 1/60 scale plastic models in model kit series "MODEROID". Pre-orders are currently available at "GOODSMILE ONLINE SHOP". "MODEROID AV-98 INGRAM (Single)" is a convertible kit, and you can choose INGRAM 1 or 2 to assemble. The parts have already been colored with white, black, grey, and clear, which enables you to accurately reproduce the color just by assembling. It also comes with movable joints, arms such as a revolver cannon for six guns, and stun sticks against labors (long ・ short), and water-proof decals to reproduce each marking, which have also been used in movie ・ TV ・ REBOOT versions. In addition, there is also a "MODEROID AV-98 INGRAM & BULLDOG Set" includes both 1/60 scale "AV-98 INGRAM" and "HL-97 BULLDOG" and "MODEROID BULLDOG Set" includes two "HL-97 BULLDOG". "MODEROID AV-98 INGRAM (Single)" is priced at 3,800 JPY (tax included), and will be released in Dec. 2020, "MODEROID AV-98 INGRAM & BULLDOG Set" is priced at 5,300 JPY (tax included), and will be released in Dec. 2020. "MODEROID BULLDOG Set" is priced at 3,000 JPY (tax included), and will be released in Jan. 2021. （C）HEADGEAR
The film "ARIA The CREPUSCOLO" from the anime "ARIA" series will be releasing a Blu-ray on August 18, 2021. The commentary videos of Hirohashi Ryou (voice of Alice), Satou Rina (voice of Athena), and Kayano Ai (voice of Anya) have been released. The anime "ARIA" series based on the futuristic soothing work by Amano Kozue. The TV anime season 1 "Aria The ANIMATION" was broadcast in 2005, TV anime season 2 "ARIA The NATURAL" was broadcast in 2006, the OVA "ARIA The OVA ~ARIETTA~" was broadcast in 2007, the TV anime season 3 "ARIA The ORIGINATION" was broadcast in 2008, while the original new animation "ARIA The AVVENIRE" was broadcast in 2015. The atmosphere from the original manga remains the same in the anime, and it has charmed various fans in the world and is a work that is loved by many even now. The brand-new film "ARIA The CREPUSCOLO" focused on the members of the "Orange Planet". During fall, Anya, who is undergoing her training at Orange Planet, noticed that her two seniors, Alice and Athena haven't seen each other for a while as both of them are busy. Because of that, Athena is feeling a bit depressed, but somehow it seems that Alice is avoiding her. When she is coming up with a plan with the cooperation from her friend Ai and Azusa, to ensure both of them bump into each other, Anya realized that there is a "scenery" that she could only see now... The Blu-ray version will have a cover illustration drawn by the original author Amano Kozue and an inner illustration drawn by the character designer and general art director, Itou Youko. Not only will it includes the precious bonus footage, which is the completion stage greeting, release commemoration stage greeting, the recreation of the recording session, and other videos, but it also have an approximately 40 minutes drama CD that is a must-hear for fans. The Blu-ray of "ARIA The CREPUSCOLO" is priced at 9,900 JPY (tax included) and it will be released on August 18, 2021. (C) 2020 Amano Kozue/ Mag Garden, ARIA Company
"Tom & Jerry" has collaborated with the rain goods brand "Wpc." and the vinyl umbrella and folded day parasol have been announced. It is currently available on "Wpc. Official Online Shop". Vinyl umbrellas "Cheese Dots" and "Cheese & Cheese" is inspired by the nostalgic cheese from the work and it has a design where you can feel the world setting of "Tom & Jerry". Even the handle of the umbrella is in yellow and an energetic Tom & Jerry can be seen as well. Day parasol "Funny Art" is a cute day parasol with the comical design of Tom and Jerry with the usage of the refreshing blue and yellow. It also has several functionalities, such as a 99.99% UV reduction rate and light reduction rate, heat shielding, and waterproofing. Day parasol "Tom & Jerry Pattern" is available in two types, which are Off (Jerry) and Grey (Tom), and the pattern of the characters playing can be seen all over the top of the parasol. It also has a 99.99% UV reduction rate and light reduction rate, heat shielding, and waterproofing. Vinyl umbrellas "Cheese Dots" and "Cheese & Cheese" are priced at 2,200 JPY (tax included) each. Day parasols "Funny Art" and "Tom & Jerry Pattern" are priced at 3,960 JPY (tax included). It is currently available on "Wpc. Official Online Shop" and other stores. TOM AND JERRY and all related characters and elements （C）& TM Turner Entertainment Co. (s21)
■ So many refugees! Evaloss phenomenon A phenomenon called "Evaloss" is occurring around me. It has been 9 years since the release of "Evangelion: 1.0 You Are [Not] Alone" in 2012. I finally saw the long-awaited "Evangelion: 3.0+1.0: Thrice Upon a Time"! Shinji has returned to reality, and he finally has a happy ending! This is how it should be, but some people like me are still Evaloss. "I watched 'Eva' twice, including the stage greetings, but the ending made me feel uncomfortable. I don't want to end up, but probably I just want to soak in a tingling-hot hot spring, don't I ?" I cannot believe why I got 135 likes on this tweet like mumbling.. You guys were also Evaloss! (Geek who is happy to find friends) So I looked around and on the internet again, and I found many people who are "Evaloss" and who are sort of "refugees" because they had nowhere to go. Evalos related to characters range from coupling refugees whose favorite character got together with another character, and goods refugees who cannot exchange trading can badges and coasters with Kaoru (there are almost no goods exchange habits in the Eva). Also, as for the works, everyone has their own opinions like "My own Eva image", so it is difficult to find someone with the same thoughts, and there is even an old Evoloss who says, "Director Anno used to be on the same otaku stage as me. Only the director became happy now." (I would call this symptom Anno Director Loss.) For me, the biggest Evalos's feeling was that "Shinji-kun has grown up." Shinji must have always wandered in search of his place in the story, but he finally found his place. It's a happy ending in the story but feels lonely and heartbreaking. I don't want him to go back to reality alone...! For me, it was always Eva=Shinji. ■ Evaloss for the old movies For me, in the latest movie adaptation "Rebuild of Evangelion" it felt like, "Director Anno himself is about to grow up." In the first place, in the 1997 movie "Neon Genesis Evangelion: The End of Evangelion", the essence of the story was the same as in "Rebuild of Evangelion", but it was hard to be called a happy ending, as Shinji was a strangle on Asuka's neck and was called "Disgusting". And in the movie, a live-action video of "Audience watching Eva in the theater" was projected, and it seemed to send a message to us anime fans, "Go back to reality." At that time, Eva was said to be a "social phenomenon," and cool goods began to appear, and when I finally thought that otaku had gained citizenship, the message "Go back to reality" was displayed on the screen. I don't know what the director is saying...! ■ I want Shinji to be happy, but I want him to be stressed too We were thrown out like that, but after the new movie series started. Misato and his adults surrounding Shinji-kun are not the ones who are crushed by their own worries like Shinji but are the adults who guide their children. I was also impressed by the difference between Shinji from the old work, as Shinji became a boy with a will. When I felt that it was milder than old works, Shinji once again told Misato and his friends, "It was your fault that the third impact occurred" in "1.0 You Are (Not) Alone". I was pushed out. I was very shocked by Shinji's emotions, but on the other hand, I felt like "OK! That's Eva!" "I want Shinji to be happy!" "I want to see Shinji-kun depressed because of his inability to communicate with others!" It seems to be inconsistent, but there is no contradiction. I want him to be happy because I "watch the story". And when I'm depressed I want to see someone similar to myself, "I sympathize with someone who has the same problems." "I want to see a good story" and "empathy for a person" are separate things, and there is no contradiction. For me, Shinji-kun is more than just someone to communicate with people, and I think he is a person who is close to me, who is sometimes depressed and worried, so I can say, "I am the same" (imagination). I think it is unavoidable that Shinji-kun, wearing a suit and becoming an adult, rushed out of the home with Kamiki (Ryunosuke) voice, and felt like "No, I want you to wait." ■ Empathy for Gendou and Moe points For me, Shinji is a character with who I deeply sympathize because he has troubles, but in this "Rebuild of Evangelion", there was another person with who I sympathized very much. Yes, this is Gendou. Gendou carried out the Human Complementation Plan because he wanted to meet his wife, Yui, who had died in Eva's experiment. Gendou talks to Shinji for the first time and talks about his lonely boyhood and Yui's existence. The feeling of Gendou's loneliness as a boy and the story production that expresses it was the best. What he liked when he was a boy was "knowledge" and "music". Both functioned to block troubles in communication with others. Shinji's cassette player was originally Gendou's, and Gendou boy used that earphone as a "tool to block noise with others" like Shinji. For the Gendou boy, the cassette player was not the only one that functioned as a "tool to block the outside world." The "glasses" worn by Gendou also worked really well as props to block the outside world. The reflection of glasses is a barrier to the mind! I preside over the "Nanchatte Society" called "Glasses Men's Moe (slang refers to feelings of affection, adoration, devotion, and excitement felt towards characters) Society", and Gendou's depiction of glasses ignited my glasses boys' Moe heart. At the root of my "Men's Glasses Moe" is the desire to "see the weaknesses and fragility of men!" I feel that the fact that Gendou's eyes are in such a scooped state also means that he has completely shut out others and cut off the means of seeing others. Gendou and Shinji's first parent-child fights through Eva were also really good, and those scenes were full of exhilaration. That weak and unable to communicate father and son were finally able to "punch each other" by borrowing the body of giant Eva robots. The place over the robot seems to be that father and son who have an AT field! Gendou was able to have a dialogue with himself as a kid by hitting his son. Gendou also rides on the same train that Shinji used to ride on every time he shuts himself up in his shell, saying to young Shinji, "I think it's because you don't recognize your weakness." Finally, Gendou was able to get out this off his heart. I think it was the best way to settle the story that began with the conflict between father and son. It was really good! Eva is sort of a diary of Anno's heart out into a boy named Shinji. In the NHK program "Professional Work Style" directed by Anno Hideaki, Anno talked about his childhood and his relationship with his father in his own words, but there was a point where it overlapped with Shinji who did not go well with his father. And as a person who expresses his feelings in "Rebuild of Evangelion", Gendou has more weight than Shinji. As it is written in the autobiography "Rebirth (provisional)" by Ogata Megumi, who voiced Shinji, "The psychology of Anno making Eva was coming to Gendou from Shinji." I think it is true. The person who tentatively entrusts his heart to Anno moved from Shinji to Gendou, and when Gendou played parent-child conflict with Shinji (on Eva) in the films, and it became a growth story in which the child overcame his father. Also, from the perspective of Anno's private novel, it seems that he will settle his childhood when he had an indivisible feeling about his father. "I appreciate the story" made me feel really good and happy. ■ From Evaloss, "I can stay here." And "I who want to be sympathized with" against "That's not nice!" was left behind. Gendou got off the train after convincing himself, and in the last scene, there was an adult Shinji running up the stairs of the home with a beaming face. I wanted Shinji to stay with us, who are always worried, forever...! Every time I rewatched "Rebuild of Evangelion", I felt like I was left behind, saying, "Well, did Shinji and Gendou all move on? You're back in reality!?" There are two reasons for my Evaloss. ★ Shinji moved on from Moratorium with "Eva" ★ The work called "Evangelion" that had been in my life for a long time, has been ended At the bottom right of the white screen, "End of the movie" was displayed, a guest train was turned on, and "Go back to reality" (second time) was prompted, and although it was okay to leave the Moratorium Theater, Evaloss had nowhere to go. There are people likeme. The worries of our lives will never go away as long as we live. It happens as long as you live, if you don't get along with others, or if you don't get approval. That's why I needed Shinji-kun to be with me in order to live with the worries of my life. There was good news for me who had become such an Evaloss. Ogata Megumi told us this story during the nationwide broadcast of the "Rebuild of Evangelion" cast stage greetings. "This time Shinji plays the role of sending out everyone (other characters), and it feels like he alone in this world. "Rebuild of Evangelion" has a repeat mark of musical symbols, so if you want to meet again, please come back to the world of Eva anytime." After all, Shinji was in this Eva Moratorium Theater! The movie is still open to the public, and I regained my desire to keep going around. If you become Evaloss, please go around at the theater with me!
On May 10, 2021, it has been announced that "A Crocodile Who Lived For 100 Days", which was scheduled to be released on May 28, will be postponed 'in consideration of the COVID-19 pandemic'. The postponement of "A Crocodile Who Lived For 100 Days" was jointly announced by the production committee and Toho Co., Ltd. Along with the announcement, 'We have decided to postpone the release of "A Crocodile Who Lived For 100 Days" that was scheduled to be released on Friday, May 28, 2021, in consideration of the COVID-19 pandemic.', they expressed their apologies, 'We deeply apologize to those who looked forward to the release.' The new release date will be announced on Toho Official Website upon as soon as it is decided. （C）2021 "A Crocodile Who Lived For 100 Days" Production Committee
The 2nd PV for TV anime Ahiru no Sora has been released and features the passionate plays of a freakishly tall basketball club member. Broadcasting information was released at the same time. The series will be aired on TV Tokyo’s channel 6 starting on October 2nd.
「Gundam AGEII Magnum SV ver.」 piloted by Kujo Kyoya in 『Gundam Build Divers』 gets a gunpla kit with a scale of 1/144(HG). Currently available for pre-order on Premium Bandai.
「BanG Dream! Girls Band Party!」 and its 4th tie-up with Lawson as of September the 3rd, has been revealed. The campaign is to give out a limited quantity of originals goods which will be sold on a first-come-first-serve basis
From TV anime "JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Golden Wind" comes blazers and pants (slacks) which can be worn together as business suits inspired by Giorno Giovanna and Bruno Bucciarati. Pre-orders are available at "Premium Bandai" until Dec. 26, 2019.
Movie “Kimetsu no Yaiba : Demon Slayer” Infinity Train arc decided to be released on 2020. The new teaser and visual has been released on the 2nd info.
“Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation”, which had been announced to be animated, was decided to be broadcast as TV anime in 2020. In addition, the first visual depicting the four main characters and a PV by the new animation production company “Studio Bind” established for this work were released.