「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 after event sale of some of the goods from the TV anime "Gintama" pop up event (From June 1, 2021 to July 15, 2021 at Narita Anime Deck) has been announced. At the same time, the new products with original illustration have been announced. The after event sale will feature the goods in the original illustration of the characters in the pilot outfit, which has connection to "Narita Anime Deck" of Narita Airport. Please be informed that the limited product of "Narita Anime Deck" will not be available in the after event sale. Also, new products have been announced in conjunction with the after sale event. The new products are "Gintama Acrylic Key Chain Pilot ver." and "Gintama A4 Clear File Pilot ver.". For those who missed out on the purchase at the venue and those that couldn't attend the event, do check out the after event sale at "Chara-Ani.com". (C) Sorachi Hideaki/ Shueisha, TV Tokyo, Dentsu, BNP, Aniplex
"Best Ponytail Selection by ABEMA Anime Staff", a special project to focus on the characters with a ponytail, was broadcast on ABEMA on July 7, "the day of a ponytail". "Best Ponytail Selection by ABEMA Anime Staff" picked up anime titles where a characters with a ponytail is playing an active role, including Suzumiya Haruhi from "The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya", Sonozaki Mion from "Higurashi When They Cry", Kanzaki Kaori from "A Certain Magical Index", Muguruma Miyako from "Warlords of Sigrdrifa", and Yagyu Kyubei from "Gintama". Why don't you get yourself healed by a ponytail girl to survive this damp rainy season? (C)2006 Tanigawa Nagaru, Ito Noizi / SOS Brigade (C)2007,2008,2009 Tanigawa Nagaru, Ito Noizi / SOS Brigade (C)2006 Ryukishi07 / Higurashi When They Cry Production Committee, Sotsu (C)Kamachi Kazuma / ASCII Media Works / PROJECT-INDEX (C)Warlords Club / 909 Maintenance Supply Team (C)Sorachi Hideaki / Shueisha, TV Tokyo, Dentsu, BNP
“July 5 is Bikini Day”, the special event at ABEMA to pick up swimsuit scenes from “Gintama”, “A Certain Scientific Railgun”, “The Devil Is a Part-Timer!”, and “Nonnon Biyori”, is currently held at “ABEMA video”. This project picks up “swimsuit scenes” of the anime with funny, surprise, panic, and love for upcoming July 5, “Bikini Day”. Selected episodes with the characters with cute swimsuits will be introduced through streaming. The episodes chosen are “The Demon King and the Hero Take a Break from Daily Routine” (The Devil Is a Part-Timer episode 10), “A Bikini Divides the Eyeline Between Top and Bottom, but a One-Piece Shows Off the Figure so They Only Flatter the Slender” (A Certain Scientific Railgun episode 13), “I Pretend that I Forgot My Swimsuit” (Nonnon Biyori Episode 5) and “What Happens Twice Can Happen Thrice” (Gintama episode 217). Selected episodes for the special program “July 5 is Bikini Day!” are currently available at “ABEMA Video”. © Wagahara Satoshi/Ascii Media Works/HM Project © Kamachi Kazuma/Fuyukawa Motoi/Ascii Media Works/PROJECT RAILGUN © 2013 At, KADOKAWA CO., LTD. Media Factory/Asahigaoka Division School Management Committee © Sorachi Hideaki/Shueisha, TV Tokyo, Denstu, BNP. Anipelx
From Blu-ray＆DVD of "Gintama: The Final", which will be released on August 4, 2021, a jacket illustration, featuring 4 members of Shoka Sonjuku, Sakata Gintoki, Katsura Kotarou, Takasugi Shinsuke, and Yoshida Shoyo, and purchase bonuses at each store, have been revealed. "Gintama: The Final" is based on the final part of the original manga, and was released in January 2021, as the best & greatest scale of film in the "Gintama" series. It is the third film that marked the highest box-office sales in the series so far, with 1.36 million tickets sold and 1.9 billion JPY box-office revenue in total. This time, from Blu-ray＆DVD of "Gintama: The Final", which will be released on August 4, 2021, an illustration for the three-sided box, featuring "members of Shoka Sonjuku", drawn by Takeuchi Shinji, who is in charge of character design, has been shown. You can enjoy pairing it with the one featuring the members of Yorozuya, which was already shown. Moreover, information about purchase bonuses at each store has also been revealed. If you purchase the limited edition at certain stores, you will be given an "Original Sticker" with a newly drawn illustration of mini characters. As for the bonus at each store, "ANIPLEX+" will offer Original Production Autograph T-shirt or Your Choice of Mini Tin Badge, and "Animate" will offer Original B3 Clear Poster or Mini Acrylic Stand Frame. Please check out official websites for more details. "Gintama: The Final" Limited Edition Blu-ray is priced at 9,900 JPY (incl. tax), and DVD at 8,800 JPY (incl. tax). The release is scheduled for August 4, 2021. (C)Sorachi Hideaki / Gintama: The Movie Production Committee
From "Tokyo Revengers" comes Hanagaki Takemichi, Sano Manjirou, and others as 15cm-tall plushies that can stand on their own. Pre-orders are currently available on "Chara-Ani.com". The lineup for "Tokyo Revengers CharaColle Standoll" includes, Hanagaki Takemichi, Sano Manjirou, Ryuuguuji Ken, Baji Keisuke, and Matsuno Chifuyu. The plushies have beads in their feet, which let them stand on their own, letting you take photos in various situations. The 15cm-size is great for carrying around, and you can even put them on your bag with the ball chain that comes with the plushies. For those who buy the "CharaColle Standoll" at "Chara-Ani.com", an "SNS-like Acrylic Stand Key Chain" (chosen randomly), which helps you take a social media-like photo, will be included. "Tokyo Revengers CharaColle Standoll" is priced at 2,860 JPY each (tax included). Pre-orders are currently available on "Chara-Ani.com" and nationwide hobby shops. They are scheduled to be in stores from November 2021. ■"Tokyo Revengers CharaColle Standoll" Lineup: 5 Characters (Hanagaki Takemichi / Sano Manjirou / Ryuuguuji Ken / Baji Keisuke / Matsuno Chifuyu) Product Size: Roughly 150mm Price: 2,860 JPY (tax included) Release Date: Scheduled for November 2021 (C) Wakui Ken, Kodansha / Anime "Tokyo Revengers" Production Committee
From the TV anime "Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba" come the 1/1 scale of Agatsuma Zenitsu's Nichirin Blade has been announced. Pre-orders are available on Premium Bandai from 6:00 PM, on August 3, 2021. The product has a length of approximately 880mm and it is the first official three-dimensional of Agatsuma Zenitsu's Nichirin Blade under the brand "PROPLICA" that fussed on creating the "reality" of the product for adults to make-believe. The molding and coloring, such as the quality of the heavy metal and the pattern thunder on the blade, was created delicately to recreate the image from the work. It also comes with a specialized pedestal to display the blade and the sheath. The blade and sheath have a magnet sensor for the "Drawing Sword Gimmick" that can you enjoy while performing the "Thunderclap and Flash" along with the recorded sound. For the recorded sounds, it has a total of 60 types, such as the famous lines, Thunder Breathing, and the soundeffect of Zenitsu and the BGMs that can be played together with the lines. As it also comes with the conversation between Zenitsu's master and "Chuntarou", it allows you to recreate various scenes from the work. "PROPLICA Nichirin Blade (Agatsuma Zenitsu)" is priced at 13,200 JPY (tax included). Pre-orders will be available from 6:00 PM, on August 3, and the delivery is scheduled for December 2021. ■Product Details -Product Name: PROPLICA Nichirin Blade (Agatsuma Zenitsu) -Price: 13,200 JPY (tax included) (Delivery and Handling Fees excluded) -Applicable Age: Age 15 and above -Contents: ・Blade ・Specialize Sheath ・ Specialize Pedestal ・ PROPLICA Nichirin Blade (Agatsuma Zenitsu) Instruction Book -Product Size: Overall Length of Approximately 880 mm -Material: ABS -Sales Route: "Tamashi Web Store" in Bandai Namco Group Official Online Website "Premium Bandai" -Pre-orders Period: From 6:00 PM, on August 3, 2021 (Tuesday) -Delivery Period: December 2021 (Scheduled) -Seller: Bandai Spirits Co., Ltd. ▼ Recorded Sound
From "Mobile Suit Gundam SEED ECLIPSE" comes the "Maneuver Striker Pack", the additional equipment for the main Mobile Suit Eclipse Gundam. Pre-orders are currently available on "Premium Bandai". "MG 1/100 Maneuver Striker Pack for Eclipse Gundam" is a Striker Pack kit for "MG 1/100 Eclipse Gundam" (scheduled to be released in 2021). In addition to the flexible movement of each arm, it can be transformed into the Mobile Armor mode and the fighter jet mode. "MG 1/100 Maneuver Striker Pack for Eclipse Gundam" is priced at 3,300 JPY (tax included). Pre-orders are currently available on "Premium Bandai", and shipping is scheduled for February 2022. (C) Sotsu, Sunrise
Authentic aloha shirts inspired by "Mobile Suit Gundam: Hathaway's Flash" and "Mobile Suit Gundam: Char's Counterattack" are available at STRICT-G shops from July 31, 2021. Pre-orders are also available on Premium Bandai. The aloha shirt brand "PAIKAJI" from Okinawa uses dress shirt technology to sew their aloha shirts from original fabrics of unique color and design, which are all produced in Okinawa. They are popular for their exotic and open-hearted print designs and finely sewn Japan-made products. "Mobile Suit Gundam: Hathaway's Flash" and "Mobile Suit Gundam: Char's Counterattack" aloha shirts VS. Palm leaf pattern each feature a tropical design with boldly scattered palm leaves, and the Mobile Suits and emblems of opposing organizations on each side of the shirt. The subtle colors give the shirts an oriental vibe. The shirts are made of butcher, a thick linen-like fabric that has irregularly crossed bumps on the surface making them highly breathable. They are woven and processed in Japan with reliable quality. The patterns match perfectly when the shirt is closed and the pattern on the chest pocket also is perfectly in line, which requires great skill, making the shirts delicate and high-quality. (C) Sotsu, Sunrise
* There will be spoilers in the main part of "FGO", so please be careful if you want to avoid spoilers. In anime and manga, characters' popularity and topics tend to be biased toward the main character side and heroes. However, "light" looks bright and shining only because "shadow" exists. The 14th part of "Villians Retsuden: What is Their Aesthetics?", which focuses on enemy characters, approaches the charm of Solomon, King of Magic, from "Fate / Grand Order". The movie adaptation of the smartphone RPG game "Fate / Grand Order (FGO)", "Fate/Grand Order Final Singularity - Grand Temple of Time: Solomon" has been released on July 30. "FGO" is an app game with a huge amount of text, and the anime adaptation is produced by picking up popular stories from all episodes. This "Solomon" depicts the final boss in the final battle of the first part. "FGO" is a story of reviving human history after being burnt. The final boss, Solomon, King of Magic, is a person who re-questions the way humans and human history should be. He can be called the fully complete character, who perfectly shows if humans are worth living, and if so, why they are worth living. Here, let's briefly summarize the footsteps of the main character and Solomon so that even those who have not played the game will understand. Finis Chaldea, a human resources continuity guarantee agency that aims to perpetuate the history of humankind, finds out that people will be extinct in 2016 for some reason. The cause is the seven Holy Grail sent by the King of Magic Solomon in the past. By using the Holy Grail and sending them to a turning point of human history, Solomon plans to create a singularity that disturbs human history to change all human history. The protagonist makes a ray shift in the past to regain history as it is and challenges the battle to collect the Holy Grail with many spirits. And the hero who finished collecting the seven Holy Grail will finally confront Solomon, at The Grand Time Temple, which is the home of Solomon. From here on, spoilers for the main part of "FGO" start, so please be careful if you want to avoid spoilers. Solomon possesses abilities of clairvoyance. It allows him to see into every past and future. With the abilities, he witnessed all tragedies and stupid despairs of human history. However, it is said that Solomon himself did not have human sensibility because he was a creature who was appointed as a king from the time he was born. If he actually is such an existence, he cannot fall into despair no matter what he sees. The true identity of Solomon, King of Magic, is Goetia, King of Demon Gods who is controlling 72 demons. Goetia calls himself "Solomon's alter ego", with who he shared his consciousness with the clairvoyant, so he saw the past and future of humankind. And although Solomon has no human heart, he is different. Overwhelmed by the tragedy and despair of human history, he mourned and started to think that people are imperfect and could never overcome their stupid acts, and decided to rebuild the planet of mankind. Goetia's purpose is not to eliminate humankind. Its purpose is to recreate the entire history of mankind and create a world without the concept of death. It's a very grand plan and the motives are easy to understand. In short, he came up with the idea that "people are stupid." If you can't overcome the stupidity through reviewing everything from the past to the future, you have to recreate everything from scratch. The "Fate" series is based on the idea of summoning and using heroes of past as your heroes. There are various reasons why someone is called a hero, but it is not uncommon for a hero to have a plethora of blood behind his success. Charlie Chaplin said in the movie "Monsieur Verdoux", "If you kill one, you're a murderer, if you kill a million, you're a hero.", and there are many of the heroes in history who are certainly those who were active on the battlefield. It seems that Goetia has a grudge against those who have suffered behind the success of such heroes' actions. The main character of "FGO" summons and fights with the hero, which is why he deserves to be the last enemy of this story. The story is questioning, are heroes really valuable? and doesn't the horrifying tragedy of human history will never disappear because of that? Saying that one hero costs the lives of one million people is certainly pushes the inequality of life. The new world that Goetia is trying to create is a world without this inequality. The story of "FGO" has a structure in which the purpose is to lead and destroy the spirit, which is exactly the product of inequality (from Goetia's point of view). So how can we affirm this world with heroes and so many tragedies? This is the question of this battle. True Solomon, who confronts Goetia, tells him: "Life has the end. Life is a pilgrimage that accumulates suffering. But it is not a story of death and severance. It is a thing that confronts death and severance with a limited life. It is a thing that repeats farewell and encounters while knowing the end. A brilliant, twinkling, momentary journey. This is called the story of love and hope. " Goetia says that human life without a way to avoid death is scary at all costs, but Solomon says that human life is beautiful because it has the end. The last thing that beats Goetia is the hero's willingness to live his finite life to the fullest, the desire to "just live for himself." It is said that because the genre d'Arc is a spirit of soul, he is trapped in his greed and cannot bend his belief. Then, Goetia himself awakens to that desire and changes from " King of Demon Gods" to "Human King Goetia". At that point, he knew that his life was running out and he couldn't help at all. Nevertheless, he challenges the hero to the final game. The game has no rational meaning. It is a desire to fight with nothing but a will. The appearance of Goetia at this time is beautiful. It is exactly what Solomon said, "A moment of a blinking star." And the beauty of that moment is completed by being defeated by the main character. Human history is a series of such finite tragedy and beauty of life. Goetia proved it by being defeated by the main character. It's a wonderful way to draw a curtain. "Villians Retsuden: What is Their Aesthetics?" Click here for past articles
The latest work of Disney Animation Studio, "Encanto", a musical fantasy depicting the new heroine, Mirabel in the world filled with magic, will be released in winter 2021. Two new cut-scenes were released together with the announcement. New cut-scenes show the appearance of the new heroine Mirabel . She is living happily with her family in a house with mysterious magic power at the inner part of lively Colombia in South America. All the children of the Madrigals family were blessed with a unique gift (magic power) from the house, except for the young girl Mirabel. Each of the gifts is unique and the scene of the boy Antonio being blessed with a gift could be seen in the cut-scene. He is surrounded by various animals... and his gift is the ability to talk with animals. While the other family members are enjoying their lifes with the various gifts, why is it only Mirabel was not being blessed with one? The answer for that will be the major factor in this story. "Encanto" is the first original musical work since 4 years after the release of "Moana" in 2017, and it will be released this winter. "Encanto" Director: Byron Howard "Tangled", "Zootopia" and Jared Bush "Zootopia" Music: Lin-Manuel Miranda "Moana" Distributor: Walt Disney Japan (C) Disney. All Rights Reserve
"Dakaichi: Spain Arc" will be released on October 9, 2021. At the same time with the date announcement, the key visual was revealed, and new information about cast members, including Hayami Shou as Celes, Ochiai Fukushi as Antonio, and others.
At Digi Fes 2021, the new title for TV anime was announced to be “Digimon Ghost Game” and its visual was released together. Moreover, the setting illustration for Digimons and the production of the new movie of “02” series (Daisuke’s generation) was announced. New TV anime “Digimon Ghost Game” From fall 2021 on Fuji TV, the latest “Digimon” series called “Digimon Ghost Game” will start. "Digimon” series kept updating its content in various styles, including the movies, TV shows, and games, and now the new series with completely new story and characters will be produced this time. Moreover, in addition to the announcement of new series, the teaser visual was released as well. On the visual, 3 children with the silhouette of digimons behind them are depicted. The Digimons revealed this time are Gammamon, Jerrymon, and Angoramon, and they are specially designed for the new series. Their specific abilities have not yet been released. Who are those 3 Digimons? How are they going to interact with 3 children? Also, what are “hologram” and “ghost” on the visual? There are many mysteries to be solved, but please look forward to the further announcement to be made. New movie for “Digimon Adventure 02” Another animation work is the new movie depicting the story of Motomiya Daisuke in “Digimon Adventure 02”, which was broadcast in 2000. The special video and teaser visual were released this time, but only information being revealed were the names of Taguchi Tomohisa and Yamatoya Akatsuki, who were the main staff of “LAST REVOLUTION -Kizuna-“, and the “02” copy and mysterious lines. The visual includes the unknown character and a Digimon. The release date is not announced yet, so please do look forward to it. 【Comment from Producer Kinoshita Yousuke】 The main characters are those from “02”! Daisuke and others have different charms from Taichi, and because we are in such a difficult situation, I want to express that so strongly. The characters revealed at this point are unknown boy and a Digimon with mysterious lines, not Daisuke and others…I ordered the design to Watabe Kenji-san, who is one of the mothers of Digimon ideas! How does that going to have importance in the future? The project is still in the beginning step, so please look forward to the completion even though it takes some more time! © Hongou Akiyoshi, Fuji TV, Toei Animation © H F T
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.