「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.
2nd PV of the TV anime series "The Slime Diaries: That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime" (abbreviation: "TenSura") has been released. In addition, Numakura Manami, Kobayashi Chiaki, and others have been announced as additional cast. It has also been announced that an online pre-screening event with a chance to talk to the cast will be held. "That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime" is the anime series based on the novel and manga of the same name by Kawakami Taiki, Fuse, and Mitz Vah. The first season was broadcast in 2018, and this anime series will be the second one. Established by the main protagonist Rimuru through agreements and trades with neighboring countries, desirable by many monsters, "Jura-Tempest Federation" is a nation where "monsters and people can live together". However, there was an obvious "hostility to demons" in this world. Facing this unreasonable reality, Rimuru needs to choose. With reincarnation entertainment a new chapter of the storm begins. In the PV released this time, you can see new characters that will appear in the 2nd season, including the heated battle scene between Rimuru and Hinata. Moreover, the opening theme song "Storyteller" sung by TRUE was also unveiled for the first time. And new characters and cast information have also been released. Numakura Manami as Sakaguchi Hinata, Kobayashi Chiaki as Taguchi Shougo, Nogami Sho as Tachibana Kyouya, Kono Hiyori as Mizutani Kirara, Kakuma Ai as Albis, Taichi You as Suphia, Hino Satoshi as Grucius, and Tanezaki Atsumi as Mjurran. Also, before the 2nd season will be broadcast, an online pre-screening event with a chance to talk to the cast will be held. It will be held on December 26, 2020. Detailed information about performers and instructions on how to participate will be announced on the Official Website and Official Twitter later. The TV anime "The Slime Diaries: That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime" will be broadcast on TOKYO MX and others from January 12, 2020 (Tuesday). (C) Kawakami Taiki, Fuse, Kodansha / TenSura Production Committee
Sep. 9 is Kakuma Ai's birthday. Kakuma Ai debuted as a voice actress in 2010. She is currently playing the main characters in many popular titles such as "Healin' Good PreCure" and "Dokyu Hentai HxEros", and her appearance in topical works, including "Mushoku Tensei: Isekai Ittara Honki Dasu" in 2021 have been decided. She is also active as a radio MC. In 2020, she started the radio program "HidaKuma" together with Hidaka Rina. Here at Anime! Anime!, we conducted a reader survey to celebrate Kakuma Ai's birthday, "What is your favorite character played by Kakuma Ai?". 113 responses had been received during the survey period from Aug. 25 to Sep. 3. The ratio of males and females is approximately 70% for males and 30% for females. The age group was about 25% for minors, about 30% in their 20s, and about 30% in their 30s. ■Not only heroines, but animal characters have also been ranked 1st place 1st place went to Karibuchi Hikari from "Brave Witches" with an approval rating of about 12%. Karibuchi Hikari is the main protagonist of the anime "Brave Witches" under the "Strike Witches" series. She is a positive-thinking girl who confronts the enemy of humanity, Neuroi. Readers pointed on her lively character, "She's always so energetic and cute", and also her way to sneeze, "She sneezing cutely". In 2021, the new work "World Witches Take Off!" will be broadcast. Please check it out. 2nd place 2nd place went to Makomo from "Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba". Makomo is a mysterious girl, who appeared in front of the main protagonist, Kamado Tanjirou, and guided him. Readers commented, "I felt her kindness when she advised the main protagonist", and "I like how Makomo-chan's fluffy voice matches Kakuma-san!". Some fans said they were surprised by the secrets, saying, "There were a few scenes with her, but her strength and cuteness had left an impression." 3rd place 3rd place went to Rabirin from "Healin' Good PreCure". Rabirin is a healing rabbit-like fairy and partner of the main protagonist, Hanadera Nodoka. Its sense of justice gained popularity, "It often does ridiculous things due to it being enthusiastic, but it is always full of energy and a hard worker. It is a cute and good partner for Nodoka.", and "The way how it always tries its best is cute." It is a cute character who end its sentence with "rabi". ■Let's introduce other comments!! About Sento Isuzu from "Amagi Brilliant Park", "This is the first time I heard Kakuma-san's low-pitched voice, I couldn't believe she can do such a beautiful low-pitched voice!" About Kurihara Yuki from "Momokuri", "The cute voice of Kakuma-san and the comical, perverted parts of the character are mixed together, creating a unique charm." About Shirakawa Miyako from "A Sister's All You Need", "The performance of the scene in anime when she encourages Haruto, who anime adaptation didn't do well, was really wonderful and made me cry. I think Kakuma-san makes sensitive characters, who make people cry, more attractive." About RyuZU from "Clockwork Planet", "I was thrilled to see her dedication toward her beloved owner and the gap between the humorous and adorable gestures with the unimaginable wicked tongue are well expressed by the wonderful, clear, and beautiful voice of Kakuma-san." In addition to the cute heroines, this survey also has characters that look like animals, such as Rabirin from "Healin' Good PreCure" and Freddie from "Gundam Build Divers Re:Rise." ■Ranking top-20 "What is your favorite character played by Kakuma Ai?" 1st Karibuchi Hikari "Brave Witches" 2nd Makomo "Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba" 3rd Rabirin "Healin' Good PreCure" 4th Sento Isuzu "Amagi Brilliant Park" 5th Kurihara Yuki "Momokuri" 5th Hoshino Kirara "Dokyu Hentai HxEros" 7th Edelgard von Hresvelg "Fire Emblem: Three Houses" 8th Otoshiro Noel "Aikatsu!" 9th Ion "Ciel Nosurge" 9th Julis-Alexia von Riessfel "The Asterisk War" 11th Ayase Hanabi "12-Sai" 11th Shirakawa Miyako "A Sister's All You Need" 11th Kadomori Rona "Tokyo 7th Sisters" 11th Freddie "Gundam Build Divers Re:Rise" 11th Unicorn "Azur Lane" 11th Rossweisse "High School DxD" (Survey period: Aug. 25-Sep. 3, 2020)
Smartphone app based on “Jobless Reincarnation” called “Jobless Reincarnation ∼Game ni Nattemo Honki Dasu (I also will do my best if I became a game)~” is holding the 2nd summer event titled “Suspicious Resort Island Fake Detective Roxy~” from July 29, 2021. Roxy, Zenis, and Sylphy are wearing cute swimsuits and appeared in gacha as ★5 characters. “Suspicious Resort Island ~Fake Detective Roxy~” is the original event story in the game, which depicts Roxy and her friends arriving at a desert island called “Zenpou Kouen Island”, where Rudeus stays. Roxy enjoys the resort island by purchasing unique food and eat that at the bar, although she has no clue where Rudeus is. However, on the next day, Roxy wakes up with a headache and spots the bar being destroyed, as it was hit by a hurricane. What did happen at the bar? Detective Roxy begins to move to find the truth. This event is holding gacha, which lines up “【Swimsuit Detective】Roxy”, “【Tropical Summer】 Elinalize”, “【Friend at the shore】Sylphiet” and “【Mermaid at the Beach】Zenis” as ★5 characters. They will boost the number that can be obtained. Moreover, by accomplishing goals of “Suspicious Resort Island”, exclusive ★4 “【Angel at the beach】Sylphy” will be given. “Jobless Reincarnation I also will do my best if I became a game~” 2nd summer event “Suspicious Resort Island ~Fake Detective Roxy~” will be held until August 25. © Rifujin na Magonote/MF Books/ “Jobless Reincarnation” Production Committee © 2020 Beaglee Inc. /© GREE Entertainment, Inc./Powered by Pokelabo
“Let’s Become a Novelist” anime (a.k.a. “Narou”) is one of the popular genres in recent years. Multiple Narou anime are being broadcast every cour and keep providing enjoyment to many fans. At the same time, some of you may not be familiar with Narou-type works. This article is an introduction for all people to learn about Narou novels and anime. “Narou” comes from a novel sharing website “Narou” originally comes from a website for amateurs to publish their novels called “Shousetsuka ni Narou” (“Let’s Become a Novelist” in English), and “Narou” is the general term to describe the work originally coming from the website. There have been multiple stories published from this website in various genres and one popular genre is about “the protagonist accidentally reincarnates into another world and starts a new life”. Therefore, a work with the similar plot is also called “Narou”. “Narou” is also known to be “reincarnation” genre and the novels and manga of this genre are also being published from other publishers, so the “reincarnation genre” is a larger term than “Narou”…”Narou” is just the part of the entire “reincarnation genre”. Now, we will introduce the uniqueness and charms of “Narou” with reincarnation of the characters. Uniqueness and Charms of Narou works The uniqueness of Narou is in the structure of the story. The story often takes place in a fantasy world imitating the middle age in Europe, and the story often begins with an accident or illness that kills the lead character in the real world. The dead protagonist is reborn in another world with the knowledge from the modern world and there they fight with villains , spend a relaxing life or redoes their life in a different way than the way they lived before. The setting of the protagonist varies from work to work, but many protagonists seem to work hard to redo their life to get rid of regrets or boredom that they felt in the previous life, which came from the fact they could not live their life smoothly. For example, the protagonist of “Jobless Reincarnation: I Will Seriously Try If I Go to Another World” is a 34-year-old jobless man, who stayed in his room for over 20 years and is accidentally killed by a truck, after being kicked out from his home by his brothers after the funeral of his real father. With his regret in the previous life, he begins to live a new life, while overcoming the trauma. Moreover, there are novels that rearranged the popular flow of the story. The protagonist of “Konosuba: God’s Blessing on this Wonderful World” is at the mercy of the other characters as an ordinary adventurer. The “Re:Zero-Starting Life in Another World” adds a “loop” factor to the ordinary reincarnation and there are many other edits to the ordinary plot. Some protagonists reincarnate into nonhuman beings, including a spider and slime, in works like “That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime” and “So, I’m a Spider, So What?”, and they also struggle and grow up through new life experiences. Many characters reborn in the world of a game that they have previously played before or the world of swords and magic that you can find in an RPG, and they often receive special skills. The protagonist combines their unique skills and knowledge from the modern world to live their life easier. For example, in “OVERLORD”, when the protagonist thought that his favorite VRMMOPRG’s service was over, the protagonist was reborn as a character in the game and begins an easy life with add-on items in addition to his knowledge about the game itself. It is not true that all reincarnated characters do fight in the works; some protagonists, who suffered from overwork in the previous world, begin to spend a slower life in another world or some reborn as a villainess of a girls’ game. There are still many patterns in one genre. One charm of Narou novels is that it cures the negative feeling with the modern world, such as despair and broken heart, by reincarnating into another world. It is common that the Narou protagonists do have regrets and the experience of failure in the previous life from the modern society, and this makes the readers relate to them easier, compared to just throwing them into the fantasy world of swords and magic. Moreover, it may be easier for the readers to understand the plot, since the popular flow of the genre itself is already built up. If there is a popular plot to the genre the readers also can enjoy the flow with little change added to it. Narou anime will continued to be produced in the future The momentum of Narou anime seems to continue. There are already multiple Narou animes being scheduled in the upcoming seasons and here we will introduce 3 anime from the 2021 summer season (starting from July 2021). “Drugstore in Another World: The Slow Life of a Cheat Pharmacist” “The protagonist Kirio Reiji was living a life of working late every day suddenly reincarnates to a forest in another world. With his skills , he continues to produce recovery drugs and begins to live a slow life with freedom, while running his own drug store. “Tsumichi: Moonlit Fantasy” An ordinary male high school student Misumi Makoto is suddenly summoned to another world. There, he is insulted for his ugliness by a goddess and the goddess sends him to the barren area after taking away the class of hero. Makoto survives strongly in the barren area together with nonhumans, including Orcs and Dwarfs. “How a Realist Hero Rebuilt the Kingdom” After the protagonist Souma Kazuya lost his grandfather, who was his only family member, he suddenly gets summoned to another world as the hero Soma. With his logical thought and knowledge of the modern world, Some begins to propose new laws and rebuilds the kingdom together with unique members. Narou anime will be produced in upcoming seasons, and there are wonderful titles in the season after this summer, so check these out in addition to the 3 anime above. “In the Land of Leadale” Kagami Keina dies after her life-saving machines accidently stop, which she had to use after being involved in an accident. She then reincarnates to the world of 200 years after VRMMOPRG “Readale”, the game that she played before. She earns a new life as Cayna, the high elf of the lost skills, and goes on a journey with her mates. “The Eminence in Shadow” A boy, who wishes to live in the world of darkness-not as a hero nor the last boss-, accidentally dies and reincarnates to another world with magic. He decides to live as an eminence in shadow, but when he discovers that there is a bad religious group, he creates an anti-association group to go against them. “The World’s Finest Assassin Gets Reincarnated in Another World as an Aristocrat” After the best assassin of the world finished his last job before retirement, he was killed by his mates to keep the secrets of the association. He is then reincarnated by a goddess and ordered to assassinate the hero in another world.. He uses his assassination skills and knowledge from his previous life to murder the hero, who is said to destroy the world after taking down the demon lord. Narou works are growing in scale, but there is diversity among the works and anime. This genre is a great group to keep an eye on, since there might be a new work with outstanding ideas and story plots.
TV anime “Jobless Reincarnation: I Will Seriously Try If I Go to Another World” cour 2 will be broadcast on October 2021, ad the new visual was released together with the announcement. Since cour 2 which was originally scheduled for July 2021, had been postponed, and instead, cour 1 will be rebroadcast this summer. Original work of “Jobless Reincarnation: I Will Seriously Try If I Go to Another World” is the pioneer fantasy for the novels posted on “Shousetsuka ni Narou”, the website to post own novels and writings. A 34-year old jobless man, closing himself inside the room and playing games all day, one day unexpectedly got into a car accident and passed away…but he actually reincarnated into the world of swords and magic. He now reborn as a boy named Rudeus and will “live serious for this time” by overcoming difficulties and obstacles with his regrets that he had before reincarnation. Studio Bind was in charge of the 1st season, and broadcast 1st season from January until March. High-quality anime was received well. The new visual contained Rudeus, who experienced reincarnation from the modern-day society into the world of sword and magic, Eris, who forcibly transported to the Dark Continent with Rudeus, and Ruijerd, whom Rudeus and Eris first met when they arrived at the new land, spending the night time together. “Jobless Reincarnation: I Will Seriously Try If I Go to Another World” cour 2 will be broadcast from October 2021. The rebroadcast of cour 1 is scheduled at midnight of July 11, 2021 at TOKYO MX and BS11. © Rifujin na Magonote/ MF Books/ “Jobless Reincarnation” Production Committee
The outlines and advance cut-scenes of episode 11 "Children and Warriors" from the TV anime "Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation", broadcast on March 21, 2021 (Monday), have been revealed. The original of "Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation" is an epic fantasy light novel that is the pioneer of the "'Narou' type light novel" written by Rifujin na Magonote and is being serialized on the light novel posting website "Shousetsuka ni Narou". A 34 year old guy, who shut himself in his room and spent his time playing games and surfing the internet, was involved in a traffic accident one day and passed away... but was immediately reincarnated as a baby in another world of swords and magic. It depicts the great adventure of Rudeus, the reincarnation of the guy, and by using his past memories and regrets as his motivation, he faces the encounters and trials with the mindset of "I will go all out now". The title of episode 11 is "Children and Warriors". Rudeus, Eris, and Ruijerd headed toward the petrification forest after accepting a monster investigation from the guild. Then, he encountered two groups of adventurers that accepted the same quest. In this first-come-first-serve basis quest, Rudeus is forced to make a decision. On the other hand, Roxy visited Rudeus' house in Fitoa, where the Mana Surge occurred.... Episode 11 "Children and Warriors" of "Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation" was broadcast on March 21, 2021 (Monday), on TOKYO MX, and other channels. （C）Rifujin na Magonote/ MF Books/ "Mushoku Tensei" Production Committee
The additional cast members and characters information of the TV anime "Platinum End" (will be released October 2021) have been announced. Maeda Kaori is the voice of Yamada Mimi and Chiba Shouya is the voice of Minamikawa Mizukiyo. "Platinum End" is the latest work of Ohba Tsugumi (story) and Obata Takeshi (Illustration), who produced "DEATH NOTE" and "Bakuman". After losing his parent in an accident, Kakehashi Mirai is facing harsh life at his relative’s house and when he decided to jump off a building, he encounters the single-winged angel, and this marks the start of this dark story. Two additional cast members were announced. Maeda Kaori, known for her role as Nice Nature from "Uma Musume Pretty Derby", is the voice of Yamada Mimi, who is working as a reader model for "Misrin". Chiba Shouya, known for his role as Shinei Nouzen from "86", is the voice of Minamikawa Mizukiyo, who is attending an elite school. "Platinum End" will be broadcast on October 7, on TBS and other channels. Yamada Mimi, voice by Maeda Kaori I'm Maeda Kaori, who will be voicing Yamada Mimi! She is quite an intensive character from her appearance scene, and it makes me wonder how should I voiced her. As I will attend the recording with all I have, please look forward to it! I'm also looking forward to the broadcast as this will be a work where you can't get your eye off the curious story development! Minamikawa Mizukiyo, voiced by Chiba Shouya I'm glad that I got a role in this work. There are various lines that make my heart ache when reading it. As there are various characters with strong convictions and beliefs, the view from the relaxed Minamikawa is quite rare, so I will be enjoying voicing him! ■Broadcast Information Broadcast starts in October 2021, on TBS, BS11, and other channels TBS 1:28 AM~ on October 7 (Thursday) BS11 11:30 AM~ on October 8 (Friday) ※The broadcast time might change ※A total of 24 episodes broadcast in 2 cours consecutively ■Cast Members Kakehashi Mirai: Irino Miyu Nasse: Ogura Yui Hanakago Saki: M・A・O Revel: Hanae Natsuki Mukaidou Nanato: Morikawa Toshiyuki Baret: Kayano Ai Uryuu Kanade: Ishikawa Kaito Meyza: Inoue Kikuko Sokotani Hajime: Maeno Tomoaki Balta: Midorikawa Hikaru Yamada Mimi: Maeda Kaoru Minamikawa Mizukiyo: Chiba Shouya ■Staff Original Work: Ohba Tsugumi, Obata Takeshi (Shueisha Jump Comic Publishing) 1st Series Director: Takahashi Hideya 2nd Series Director: Kise Kazuchika Character Design: Ohya Kouji Series Composition: Inozume Shinichi Background Art: Kusanagi Art Setting: Narita Hideyasu (Kusanagi) Color Setting: Ikeda Ayumi CG Director: Ikeda Masanori (Digital Frontier) Sound Director: Hamano Takatoshi Music Production: Magic Capsule Editor: Ueno Yusuke (IMAGICA Entertainment Media Service) Music: Tokuda Masahiro Animation Production: Signal. MD
The police comedy “Police in a Pod”, in which Wakayama Shion and Ishikawa Yui will play police officer tags, will receive the TV anime adaption in 2022. The teaser visual and PV were revealed together with the announcement. The comments from the staff and casts have arrived as well. The original work of “Police in a Pod” is the manga by Yasu Miko, which is currently serialized in Kodansha “Morning”. The series sale marked 2.3 million copies , and the TV drama adaptation has been started in July 2021. A new police officer Kawai Mai, who hopes to quit her job due to heavy work, and the former elite of the police department Fuji Seiko, who graduated from the police academy with the best grades, forms a tag and will perform job comedy that makes the audience laugh, surprise, and cry. Together with the announcement o the n “Police in a Pod” TV anime adaption, the teaser visual and PV were released. The visual depicts Kawai Mai and Fuji Seiko bowing toward the viewers, and PV shows the encounter of those two. The illustration from the Yasu Miko and cast & staff comments have arrived. TV anime “Police in a Pod” is scheduled in 2022. Anime Commemoration Illustration from the original author, Yasu Miko Wakayama Shion/Kawai Mai My name is Wakayama Shion, and I will be playing Kawai Mai this time. While it is a pleasure for me to play the favorite character of my favorite manga, I'm under big pressure. To deliver the charm of Kawai, who is reckless and slow, but sharp minds and senses, I will do my best so please look at an ordinary life at Machiyama Police Station. Ishikawa Yui/Fuji Seiko This is the theme that picks up the police officers, who always work for the safety of us and our cities. I participated in the audition by thinking, “I can support them in some way”, because I have an experience of being helped by the police officers. Fuji, the role I play, is the former elite of the police department, and is called “Miss Perfect” ...but has a lot of points that should be corrected. I want to perform the daily life of police officers filled with honest comments with laughter and coolness. I want to make it appealing, together with Wakayama Shion (Kawai)! Director Satou Yuuzou The live-action drama is already on air , and the anime adaptation “Police in a Pod” is finally will be released Please watch the anime. This is the diary of police officers at the special workplace of the police station, with a reckless, new police officer Kawai will be trained (?) and that is so cute (?). Even a police officer is an ordinary girl if she takes off her uniform, and I am certain that you will support Kawai, who experiences something unique even for police officers. Series Structure; Kingetsu Ryuunosuke Never draws out something necessary, and don’t add anything unnecessary... Please look for pure 100% “Police in a Pod”. I could see Yasu-sensei every week for the script meetings and even could listen background episodes... It was a wonderful experience for her manga fan! Character Design: Tsuchiya Kei TV anime “Police in a Pod” is announced! This story is full of human stories, from funny to dramatic stories. To produce the anime that allows voice actors to perform properly, anime staff studio is cooperating entirely. Please look forward to “Police in a Pod”. ■ “Police in a Pod” ●Broadcast Information Scheduled in 2022 ●Staff Original Author: Yasu Miko (Serialized on Kodansha “Morning”) Director: Satou Yuuji Series Structure: Kingetsu Ryuunosuke Character Design: Tsuchiya Kei Animation Production MADHOUSE ●Casts Kawai Mai: Wakayama Shion Fuji Seiko: Ishikawa Yui ※Please check out the official website and Twitter account to receive special illustration by Yasu Miko on the colored papers with autographs and a name of your request to 5 applicants. © Yasu Miko, Kodansha/Police in a Pod Production Committee
From “Tropical-Rouge! Pretty Cure: The Snow Princess and the Miraculous Ring!”, the teaser movie featured “Heart Catch Pretty Cure!”, with upcoming collaboration, titled “with Heart Catch Pretty Cure! Ver.” was released together with new scene cuts.
From the recital program of "Sasaki to Miyano" comes the main visual and cast members information. Shirai Yuusuke as the voice of Sasaki Shuumei, Saitou Souma as the voice of Miyano Yoshikazu, Arai Ryouhei as the voice of Kuresawa Tasuku, and Matsuoka Yoshitsugu as the voice of Hirano Taiga. "Sasaki to Miyano" is a refreshing "High School Boys Youth LIFE" work by Harusono Shou that is currently serialized on "Gene Pixiv". The TV anime is scheduled to be broadcast in 2022. The fudanshi with a complex due to his feminine face, Miyano Yoshikazu encounters the delinquent senior, Sasaki Shuumei. Somehow Sasaki got interested in Miyano and told him "Please borrow me your favorite manga"... The main visual and cast members information of the recital program of "Sasaki to Miyano" have been revealed. In the main visual, the appearance of Sasaki and Miyano talking while holding a book at the classroom can be seen. The cast members are Shirai Yuusuke as the voice of Sasaki Shuumei, Saitou Souma as the voice of Miyano Yoshikazu, Arai Ryouhei as the voice of Kuresawa Tasuku, and Matsuoka Yoshitsugu (only sound appearance) as the voice of Hirano Taiga. Also, the online broadcast of the "Night Section" of this recital program has been decided. The pre-request ticket application will be held from August 2 to August 16, so do check it out if you are a fan. The recital program of "Sasaki to Miyano" will be held on September 12, 2021, at Hall A of Japan Pavilion, Sakura Town Tokorozawa. ●Program Detail Date: September 12, 2021 (Sunday) Venue: Hall A of Japan Pavilion, Sakura Town Tokorozawa Performers Shirai Yuusuke as the voice of Sasaki Shuumei Saitou Souma as the voice of Miyano Yoshikazu Arai Ryouhei as the voice of Kuresawa Tasuku Matsuoka Yoshitsugu as the voice of Hirano Taiga (only sound appearance) Time: "Afternoon Section" Hall Open 12:45 PM / Start 1:30 PM "Night Section" Hall Open 4:45 PM/ Start 5:30 PM ※ Inclusive of After-talk session ※"Night Section" will be available online Ticket Price: Designated Seat 8,800 JPY (tax included) Pre-request Period: 6:00 PM of August 2 (Monday) to 11:59 PM of August 16 ※Please check the "Arrangement to prevent the spread of novel coronavirus to the participating customer" on the official website before applying and attending the venue. (C) 2022 Harusono Shou/ KADOKAWA/ "Sasaki to Miyano" Production Committee
From "Jujutsu Kaisen 0 the Movie" (in theaters from December 24, 2021), reference images of Zen'in Maki, Inumaki Toge, and Panda as freshmen of "Tokyo Metropolitan Curse Technical School" have been revealed. The TV anime "Jujutsu Kaisen" is based on the manga with the same title serialized in Shueisha's "Weekly Shonen Jump" by Akutami Gege. The series that depicts the battle between the curses born from negative human emotions and the Jujutsu sorcerers began in March 2018. It has over 50 million copies in circulation with 16 volumes at this point. The first film adaptation of the series, which will be released on December 24, 2021, is based on the prequel of "Jujutsu Kaisen", "Jujutsu Kaisen 0: Tokyo Metropolitan Curse Technical School" (a.k.a. Vol. 0). The reference images of Zen'in Maki, Inumaki Toge, and Panda, who appear in the TV anime series as reliable 2nd-year students of "Tokyo Metropolitan Curse Technical School", as freshmen have been released. They will be the classmates of Okkotsu Yuuta, who is transferred to the school in the film. Zen'in Maki has a different hairstyle and uniform from the TV anime series, as well as her trademark glasses. Inumaki Toge has a significantly different hairstyle from the original manga "Jujutsu Kaisen 0: Tokyo Metropolitan Curse Technical School". Following Okkotsu Yuuta, the anime designed him for the film, reflecting the wishes of the author, Akutami Gege. Although Panda hasn't changed visually, he still has an immense impact and a fascinating presence. "Jujutsu Kaisen 0 the Movie" will be in nationwide theaters from December 24, 2021. (C) 2021 "Jujutsu Kaisen 0 the Movie" Production Committee (C) Akutami Gege / Shueisha
The much-talked-about puppet anime "PUI PUI Molcar" will be released on Blu-rays&DVDs on July 28, 2021. This time, they thought ‘the audio commentary of over 30 minutes for the entire episode was not enough!’ so, it was suddenly decided to include additional dialog interview footage on the Blu-rays. At the same time, a comment video has arrived from director Misato Tomoki and production staff Sato Katsura, who have just finished the recording. “PUI PUI Molcar” was broadcast in January 2021 as the first TV anime series directed by a young and talented puppet anime creator Misato Tomoki. It is a short animation of 2 minutes and 40 seconds per episode that has been trending on Twitter since it was first aired and has made a huge impact in Japan and abroad. Even with the audio commentary for all 12 episodes as a video bonus for the software release, it is still a little over 30 minutes. There are many stories that can't be covered in this short amount of time ......, so at the suggestion of Director Misato, a dialog interview with Sato Katsura, a representative of the production staff, was realized. Director Misato was dressed as the annoying driver of DJ Molcar from the first episode, while Sato was dressed as a bank robber from the second episode, and they talked about the difficulties and behind-the scenes stories of the production. In addition, a comment video from both of them after the recording has arrived. In the video, they also talk about the secret stories of the midsummer shooting and what director Misato paused to realize.
'Abema' has announced the top 5 works from the 'final ranking' of the new anime works that have been distributed from January 2021. "Re:Zero − Starting Life in Another World 2nd Season" topped the ranking of Number of Total Views, and "Laid-Back Camp Season 2" topped the ranking of Number of Comments. The 'final ranking' is targeting the anime works which 'Abema' has distributed from January 2021 on 'Abema Anime Channel'. Abema counted the number of total views of the first distribution of all the episodes and catch-up distribution on 'Abema Video', and the number of comments for the first distribution of all the episodes. For Number of Total Views division, the 2nd cour of "Re:Zero − Starting Life in Another World 2nd Season", an Isekai(different world) fantasy where a boy with the power "to turn back time after his death" faces up to his cruel fate, topped the ranking. 2nd place went to "That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime Season 2", 3rd place to "Suppose a Kid from the Last Dungeon Boonies Moved to a Starter Town", 4th place to "Horimiya", and 5th place to "Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation". For Number of Comments division, "Laid-Back Camp Season 2", an outdoor girls' story that depicts the ordinary and extraordinary life of the high school girls who love camping. 2nd place went to "Non Non Biyori Nonstop", 3rd place to "Re:Zero − Starting Life in Another World 2nd Season", 4th place to "Cells at Work! Code Black", and 5th place to"Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation". 'Abema' is now distributing these works that topped the 'final ranking' on 'Abema Video'. If you have missed these recommended works in the winter of 2021, please check them out. ▼Number of Total Views 1. "Re:Zero − Starting Life in Another World 2nd Season" 2. "That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime Season 2" 3. "Suppose a Kid from the Last Dungeon Boonies Moved to a Starter Town" 4. "Horimiya" 5. "Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation" ▼Number of Comments 1. "Laid-Back Camp Season 2" 2. "Non Non Biyori Nonstop" 3. "Re:Zero − Starting Life in Another World 2nd Season" 4. "Cells at Work! Code Black" 5. "Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation" (C)Nagatsuki Tappei, Kadokawa Corporation / Re:Zero − Starting Life in Another World 2 Production Committee (C)Kawakami Taiki, Fuse, Kodansha / TenSura Production Committee (C)Sato Toshio, SB Creative / Last Dungeon Production Committee (C)Hero, Hagiwara Daisuke / Square Enix, 'Horimiya' Production Committee (C)Rifujin na Magonote / MF Books / 'Mushoku Tensei' Production Committee (C)Afro, Houbunsha / Outdoor Activity Committee (C)2021 Atto, Kadokawa / Asahigaoka Branch School Management Association 3 (C)Harada Shigemitsu, Hatsuyoshiya Issei, Shimizu Akane / Kodansha, Code Black Project
"Filmarks", the largest movie, drama, and anime review website, released "Winter 2021 Anime Satisfaction Ranking" based on the data they have taken through their service. This ranking targets the winter 2021 anime season (broadcast from January 1 to February 28, 2021), and gives points based on the average ★(star) score (MAX 5 points) and the number of reviews (Mark! numbers). The anime with the highest ★points will be ranked high for "Filmarks Anime Satisfaction Ranking". The 1st place was "Umamusume Pretty Darby Season 2" with ★4.38. The comments said, "Each character has own uniqueness, and I loved them even though I have known nothing about actual darby", "This is well-known form of sports anime", "Their courage made my cry so hard", and "This anime made my cry the most in this season". This anime seemed to have a better review compared to other works. In the same ranking, "SK∞" with ★4.30 ranked in the 2nd place, "PUI PUI Molcar" with ★4.233 ranked in the third, "Yuru CampΔ" with ★4.229 ranked in the fourth, and "World Trigger 2nd Season" ranked in the 5th place with ★4.216. "Non Non Biyori Non-Stop" ranked in the 6th place with ★4.20, followed by "BEASTERS 2nd Season" with ★4.19, "Thus Spke Kishibe Rohan" with ★4.127, "Dr. STONE 2nd Season" with 帆ｓ4.107, and "Horimiya" with ★4.00.
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.