「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 teaser PV and key visual of the TV anime "Restaurant to Another World 2" have been released. It was also announced that the broadcast will start in October 2021, on TV Tokyo, TV Osaka, and AT-X. "Restaurant to Another World" is based on the fantasy another world "Meshi Tero (Lit. Food Terrorism)" light novel written by Inuzuka Junpei and illustrated by Enami Katsumi. The story takes place in the "Western Restaurant Nekoya" that creates a doorway that connects to various another worlds during the "Special Business" on every Saturday, even though it seems an ordinary restaurant that can be found anywhere in Japan at first glance, and it depicts the once-in-a-lifetime encounter between the "resident of the another world" and the meals. Season 1 was broadcast in 2017. Tenshu(master) of "Western Restaurant Nekoya" along with Aletta and Kuro working at "Western Restaurant Nekoya" can be seen in both the key visual and teaser PV. This will surely hype up the expectation toward the broadcast. "Restaurant to Another World 2" will start broadcasting in October 2021, on TV Tokyo, TV Osaka, and AT-X. Also, prior to the broadcast, the advance screening event with stage greeting featuring Suwabe Junichi (voice of Tenshu), Uesaka Sumire (voice of Aletta), and Onishi Saori (voice of Kuro), will be held on September 11, at 109 Cinemas Futakotomagawa. Detailed information can be found on the designated website. (C)Inuzuka Junpei, Shufunotomo Infos/ "Restaurant to Another World 2" Production Committee
The first official exhibition of the anime "ARIA" series, called "ARIA The MEMORIA ~Neo-Venezia International Movie Fest~" will be held from August 26 to September 12, 2021, at Marui City, Yokohama. The original illustration, mini characters illustration, and a portion of the goods with the concept of "Looking back on the series at Neo-Venezia International Movie Fest" have been released for the first time. 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, the original new animation "ARIA The AVVENIRE" was broadcast in 2015 while the original new movie "ARIA The CREPUSCOLO" was released in spring 2021 as a commemoration on the 15th broadcast year of the TV anime. Also, the 15th broadcast commemoration work and the final chapter of "Blue Curtain Call", called "ARIA The CREPUSCOLO" will be released in winter 2021. The exhibition "ARIA The MEMORIA ~Neo-Venezia International Movie Fest~" will be displaying various precious items, such as the original art of the historical anime series, the planning information on the anime production by director Satou Junichi, and anime scripts. There are also miniature models of ARIA Company, new original goods, and entry novelty, so you shouldn't miss out on this event as an "ARIA" fan. "ARIA The MEMORIA ~Neo-Venezia International Movie Fest~" will be held from August 26 to September 12, 2021, at Marui City, Yokohama. A pop-up shop is scheduled to be held in Kobe Marui and Hakata Marui sequentially. (C) 2021 Amano Kozue/ Mag Garden, ARIA Company
The tickets sale for largest manga and anime event of west Japan, "Kyoto International Manga Anime Fair (KyoMafu) 2021" has started on July 27. At the same time, the exhibitors, featured works, and the first lineup of stage programs together with the limited collaboration visuals have been announced. "Kyoto International Manga Anime Fair (KyoMafu) 2021" is being held for the 10th years this time, and it will feature approximately of 60 companies and 50 works just like "KyoMafu 2019". The programs of this event will be held at two different stages, which are KyoMafu Stage and Miyako Messe Stage. The latest information on the exhibitors, featured works, and stage programs are available on the official website. "Okoshiyasu Ticket", "Advance Entry Ticket", "Miyako Messe Two Days Entry Ticket", and "Miyako Messe and Kyoto International Manga Museum Mutual Entry Ticket" are now available for sale since July 27. The application to view the stage view on the site is available if the ticket is purchased before August 27. Also, to commemorate the 10th anniversary of "KyoMafu", the collaboration visuals featuring 6 works with an original illustration (for some works) have been released. The theme for this year is "Popular Works X Kyoto Traditional Events", where the collaboration between the popular works and the traditional events of Kyoto, such as the festival, can be seen. Some of the collaboration visuals are "Aoi Festival X Sword Art Online Progressive: Aria of a Starless Night", "Gion Festival X MARGINAL＃4", "Mitarashi Festival X Kaguya-sama: Love is War", "Daimonji X Uta no Prince Sama♪ Shining Live", and "Jidai Festival X The Detective Is Already Dead". "KyoMafu 2021" will be held on September 18 - 19, 2021, at Miyako Messe and other location. For more information, do visit the official website of "KyoMafu 2021".
The 1st live tour of "Liella!", the newest school idol group from the latest addition of "Love Live!" series, "Love Live! Superstar!!", will be held from October 2021 to January 2022. At the same time, the cover of the Blu-ray Disc ofBD vol. 1 of the TV anime and the illustration of the early bird mutual novelty for corporate customers have been released. The series "Love Live! Super Star!!" is the latest project that started in January 2020 after "μ’s", "Aqours", and "Nijigasaki High School Idol Club". The announcement on general audition for the main cast members together with the anime production have become a hot topic. The TV anime is currently being broadcast on NHK E-TV since July 2021. For the 1st live tour, it will be held in 10 nationwide cities, which are Gunma, Okayama, Hokkaido, Osaka, Tokyo, Fukuoka, Aichi, Chiba, Fukui, and Miyagi, with a total of 20 performances. The advance registration for the ticket can be found on the CDs and the Blu-ray of the TV anime. "Love Live! Superstar!!" Blu-ray vol. 1 (Special Packaging) is priced at 7,700 JPY (tax included). Pre-orders are currently available at the stores until August 19, and the release is scheduled for September 28. (C) Project Love Live! Superstar!!
August 2 is Hayami Shou's birthday. Hayami Shou debuted as a voice actor in the 1980s. Since then, he has played a wide range of roles and won the Singing Award thanks to his role in "Hypnosismic Division Rap Battle" at the 13th Seiyuu Awards. From 2020 to 2021, he appeared in many TV anime and movies, including "Dragon Quest: The Adventure of Dai" and "Gintama THE FINAL". He has been active in various fields such as being an MC in the talk-variety show "Seiyuu Jackpot", which is on air from July 19. Here at Anime!Anime!, to celebrate Hayami Shou's birthday, we conducted a reader survey entitled "Who is your favorite character played by Hayami Shou?" We received responses from 169 people during the survey period from July 16 to July 23. The male-female ratio is about 35% for males and about 65% for females. About 45% of the age group were teens, and about 25% were in their 20s. ■ Jinguuji Jakurai from "Hypmic" is topping the list for 3 consecutive years! 1st place 1st place goes to Jakurai Jinguji from "Hypnosismic: Division Rap Battle" with an approval rating of about 25%, and he ranked in the 1st place for the third consecutive year. Readers were surprised by the role in the rapping unit, "I was surprised because I never associated Hayami-san with rap!", and "Because it is a character that reflects Hayami-san's attitude of always trying new things." Readers also commented on the character, "Usually, he is a calm and cool character, but he is curious and playful and that is attractive. The gap of his bitter side to rivals is also nice.", and "The rap that Hayami-san performs with a mature voice is Jinguuji Jakurai itself. Every time I hear a a song, my heart is overwhelmed." 2nd place 2nd place goes to Umibouzu from "Gintama" with an approval rating of about 14%, and ranked higher compared to his position in the previous year (6th place). Many fans were surprised by unexpected casting, "The strongest alien hunter in the universe, the father of Kagura and Kamuy. On the one hand, he also cares about children properly... Only Hayami-san could voice his strength and kindness.", and "It is interesting that Hayami-san, who often plays cool roles, plays the role of the slightly disappointing father. I can't stop laughing at the on-parade of the lower story that comes out from the low voice!" The reason why the character is raked so high this year is probably that "Gintama THE FINAL" was released. 3rd place 3rd place goes to Aizen Sousuke from "BLEACH" with an approval rating of about 10%, he dropped from last year's 2nd place but remains in the top-3. The performance of the double-face character is appreciated by readers, "I got to know about Hayami-san from 'Bleach'. The role of Aizen Sousuke, whose emotions you can't read, was so good that I even felt scared.", and "The gentle vibe and appearance of him with glasses, and the fear of his coldness that kept others away from him, both of which were performed with a calm voice but the acting of personality changes was great." In addition, the anime adaptation of "Bleach"'s final chapter "Thousand Year Blood Battle" has been announced. ■ Let's introduce other comments! For Ferdinand from "Ascendance of a Bookworm", "His known intimacy voicing matches this perfectionist and strict chief priest.", and "The comical interactions with the main character, Mine, after the ED are fun, and he is also in charge of narration. The switching of voice to Ferdinand is wonderful." For Chino's father from "Is the order a rabbit?", "He's so sexy cool, he even works as a bartender.", and "The astringent and wonderful voice matched Takahiro's character." About Adalbert von Farrenheit from "Legend of the Galactic Heroes", "Although he is from a poor aristocrat family and became a soldier to eat but he fell in love with the figure of a brave general who served as a palace for the withdrawal war at the expense of himself." About Max from "The Super Dimension Fortress Macross", "An impressive voice is perfect for a character who is imagen as a genius. I'm really happy that he appeared in 'Macross 7' after, and I can still hear his voice with new dubbing." In the 2021 version of the survey, the topping character proved his strength, while the rankings of the second and lower ranks changed. Due to the presence of the voice, it is also a feature that there are characters with strong power even in the work. ■ Ranking Top-10 "Who is your favorite character played by Hayami Shou? 2021 Edition" 1st place Jinguuji Jakurai "Hypnosis Mic Division Rap Battle" 2nd place Umibouzu (Kankou) "Gintama" 3rd place Aizen Sosuke "Bleach" 4th Chino's father (Kafuu Takahiro) "Is the Order a Rabbit?" 5th place Ferdinand "Ascendance of a Bookworm" 6th place Maximilian Jenius (Max) "The Super Dimension Fortress Macross" 6th place Morofushi Takaaki "Detective Conan" 8th place Ironhide "Fight! Super Robot Life Transformers " 8th place Akechi Mitsuhide / Tenkai "Sengoku BASARA" 8th place Katsuragi Katsura "Super Dimension Century Augustus" (Response period: July 16 to July 23, 2021) ■ Ranking Top-15 "Who is your favorite character played by Hayami Shou? 2021 Edition" 1st place Jinguuji Jakurai "Hypnosis Mic Division Rap Battle" 2nd place Umibouzu (Kankou) "Gintama" 3rd place Aizen Sosuke "Bleach" 4th Chino's father (Kafuu Takahiro) "Is the Order a Rabbit?" 5th place Ferdinand "Ascendance of a Bookworm" 6th place Maximilian Jenius (Max) "The Super Dimension Fortress Macross" 6th place Morofushi Takaaki "Detective Conan" 8th place Ironhide "Fight! Super Robot Life Transformers " 8th place Akechi Mitsuhide / Tenkai "Sengoku BASARA" 8th place Katsuragi Katsura "Super Dimension Century Augustus" 11th place Exkaiser "Brave Exkaiser" 11th place Zarbon "Dragon Ball Z" 11th place Balun "Dragon Quest: The Adventure of Dai" (2020 edition) 11th place Yakushiji Tenzen "Basilisk ~ Koga Ninpocho ~" (Response period: July 16th to July 23rd, 2021)
The activity of voice actors are not limited to anime anymore these days; there are many voice actors appearing in events and TV, and some even do work as an artist. Under such change, celebrating the birthdays of the voice actors on a radio or TV program, SNS and other places have became normal among the fans. Here at Anime!Anime!, we will introduce the voice actors with upcoming birthdays. We picked up the voice actors whose birthdays are between August 2 to August 8. August 2 Nitta Saki Katou Yuuko Takigawa Mariko Nakano Seiko Usami Tomoko Iki Tsugumi Egoshi Akinori Takeuchi Sou Hayami Shou Oosaka Ryouta Ootaki Hiroshi August 3 Fujii Asako Yamaguchi Kyouko Yoshioka Sachi Fujikawa Yukiko Makiguchi Miki Kusunoki Hiroko Oonishi Nozomi Itou Ayako Hazuki Erino Kageyama Risa Nishikawa Hazuki Sanada Gorou Murozono Takehiro Shimizu Yuutarou Furusawa Tooru Yokoyama Jun August 4 Mizuta Wasabi Ishizaki Kazuko Sugiyama Shigemi Terasaki Yuka Enoyoshi Maya Doi Mika Nabatame Hitomi Shirokuma Hiroshi Ooshiro Tooru Suzuki Takayuki Maeda Hiroki Hino Satoshi August 5 Hirohashi Ryou Kinoshita Suzuna Suzuki Katsumi Sasaki Takeshi Nemoto Kouta Sugiyama Ooki Baron Yamazaki Kawamoto Hiroyuki August 6 Uemura Yukako Oonishi Saori Ishii Yukari Taichi You Ishihara Kaori Takagi Yuka Nagai Noa Terai Tomoyuki Shibasaki Kouichi Kobayashi Naoto Sekine Kazunori Katou Ken August 7 Yamamoto Keiko Togashi Misuzu Fukushima Orine Kagata Yuuko Azakami Youhei Sasada Takayuki Ueda Youji Hirata Hiroaki Matsuoka Hiroshi Minaki Toshihiko August 8 Kuwatani Natsuko Sakuragi Amisa Suguro Miwako Inoue Yuka Satou Yuri Shiraishi Miho Matsumiya Kana Takenouchi Minako Naitou Ami Fukami Rika Shinohara Emi Takahashi Ao Kikkawa Hiroshi Kubota Masato Machi Yuuji Mugihito Kanou Akira Happy Birthdays!
July 31 is Furuya Toru-san's birthday. He has been active at the forefront up until now from the mid of the 1960s. He won the Kei Tomiyama Memorial Award at the 2nd Seiyu Awards, the Synergy Award at the 4th, and was chosen as the Best Actor in Supporting Roles at the 13th. In 2021, he is playing a role in "The Journey", "D4DJ First Mix", "Mobile Suit Gundam: Hathaway", etc. To celebrate his birthday, we conducted the same readers' survey as last year, "Who's Your Favorite Character Played by Furuya Toru-san?" There were 861 votes during the survey period from July 13 to July 20. The voters were mainly female with a gender ratio of 75% female to 25% male. The age range was 30% under 20, 25% in their 20s, and 20% in their 30s. ■Amuro Toru from "Detective Conan" has won a majority vote! 1st Place 1st place went to Amuro Toru from "Detective Conan". The support rating was about 54%, winning more votes than last year, and he topped the list for four consecutive years. The readers praised him for playing three different roles, and received comments were, "He sometimes plays a private detective Amuro Toru, and at other times, he plays Bourbon, a member of the Black Organization, whose identity is Furuya Rei, an undercover investigator of the Public Security Bureau. I guess that many people should have fallen in love with him......", "Furuya-san uses different tones of voice, which make the characters' charms stand out", and "Thanks to Furuya-san's voice, I can enjoy different characters' different personalities". A third of the voters chose the name of Furuya Rei, and left the comments like, "I think it's wonderful of him to always stays strong in his belief" and "It's cool that he is determined to thoroughly follow on his intention, and does whatever he can do". 2nd Place 2nd place went to Amuro Ray from "Mobile Suit Gundam". The support rating was about 16%, and he placed 2nd same as last year. Amuro Ray is the protagonist of "Mobile Suit Gundam" and "Mobile Suit Gundam: Char's Counterattack". The readers mentioned his different charms shown in each series, saying "Although most of the characters were depicted as hot-blooded men back in the days, the protagonist in this series was an innocent boy, which was very inspiring", "He is a legendary figure as the first protagonist of the blockbuster that has a history of over 40 years. Especially, Amuro in 'Mobile Suit Gundam: Char's Counterattack' has the air of a soldier, and seems to have leeway as an adult man". Some readers mentioned the latest film, which is currently showing, with the comment, "When I heard Amuro's voice in 'Mobile Suit Gundam: Hathaway' I got goosebumps". 3rd Place 3rd place went to Chiba Mamoru (Tuxedo Mask) "Sailor Moon". The support rating was about 6%, and he moved up from 4th place last year. He is the boyfriend of the protagonist Tsukino Usagi, and he disguises himself as Tuxedo Mask to support Sailor Moons. He was especially from the fans in their 30s who are the same generation as the series, and the comments received include, "I lost my heart to Tuxedo Mask's sweet voice. He is my first love when I was in the 3rd grade at elementary school", "I like Mamo-chan, who protects the heroine, sometimes harshly, sometimes kindly. Furuya-san perfectly plays the difference between the snobbish vibe of Tuxedo Mask and the dignified manner of Prince Endymion in his previous life". ■Let's introduce other comments!! Kasuga Kyosuke from "Kimagure Orange Road" "Indecisiveness of Kyosuke and immaturity of teenagers are naturally expressed, and I got interested in a voice actor as a profession for the first time." Sabo from "One Piece" "I was impressed by him inheriting the will of Ace, and supporting Luffy to achieve his goal. Furuya-san's voice enhances the charm of Sabo!" Casshern from "Casshern Sins" "He is the only immortal character in the series. Furuya-san's play accurately conveys his suffering and sorrow." Some readers voted for his narration other than the characters. The narration of "Akagi: Yami ni Oritatta Tensai" "His narration in a straightforward manner never disturbed the sound of a mah-jongg piece and BGM, but it certainly evoked a particular mood." Multiple protagonists have been ranked in the overall ranking. ■Ranking Top 10 [Who's Your Favorite Character Played by Furuya Toru-san? 2021 Edition] 1. Amuro Toru (Furuya Rei/Bourbon) "Detective Conan" 2. Amuro Ray "Mobile Suit Gundam" 3. Chiba Mamoru (Tuxedo Mask) "Sailor Moon" 4. Sabo "One Piece" 5. Pegasus Seiya "Saint Seiya" 6. Yamcha "Dragon Ball" 7. Kasuga Kyosuke "Kimagure Orange Road" 8. Hoshi Hyuma "Star of the Giants" 9. AkaRed "GoGo Sentai Boukenger VS Super Sentai" etc. 9. Ribbons Almark "Mobile Suit Gundam 00" (Survey Period: July 13 - July 20, 2021) ■Overall Ranking [Who's Your Favorite Character Played by Furuya Toru-san? 2021 Edition] 1. Amuro Toru (Furuya Rei/Bourbon) "Detective Conan" 2. Amuro Ray "Mobile Suit Gundam" 3. Chiba Mamoru (Tuxedo Mask) "Sailor Moon" 4. Sabo "One Piece" 5. Pegasus Seiya "Saint Seiya" 6. Yamcha "Dragon Ball" 7. Kasuga Kyosuke "Kimagure Orange Road" 8. Hoshi Hyuma "Star of the Giants" 9. AkaRed "GoGo Sentai Boukenger VS Super Sentai" etc. 9. Ribbons Almark "Mobile Suit Gundam 00" 11. Abel "Dragon Warrior" ("Dragon Warrior: Legend of the Hero Abel") 11. Kirishima Zen "The World's Greatest First Love" *Under his pseudonym 'Sogetsu Noboru' 11. Shiba Hiroshi "Steel Jeeg" 14. Utsunomiko "Utsunomiko" 14. Casshern "Casshern Sins" 14. Shikon no Tama "Inuyasha" 14. Sirius "The Sea Prince and the Fire Child" (Survey Period: July 13 - July 20, 2021)
Tsuda Kenjirou, the voice of the main protagonist Tatsu from Netflix original anime series "The Way of the Househusband" will be acting as "Tsuda-san" in the "bonus series" titled "The Ingenuity of the Househusband". It will be broadcast worldwide exclusively on Netflix from August 29. This work is a short story about "Tsuda-san" (Acted by Tsuda Kenjirou), who is polishing the profound way of a househusband at a certain house and a cat that is watching over him warmly He will be showing various life wisdoms, such as polishing knifes, and replacing, washing, polishing, and dumping the paper sliding door. Do check out this bonus series "The Ingenuity of the Househusband" together with the currently broadcasting anime "The Way of the Househusband". Also, the first TV broadcast of the Netflix original anime series "The Way of the Househusband" and the bonus series "The Ingenuity of the Househusband" have been announced. The 5 episodes of part 1 will be broadcast every Tuesday, at 12:30 AM, on TOKYO MX, starting from August 30. (C) Oono Kousuke/ Shinchosha
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.