「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.
July 20 is "T-shirt day". It comes from T being the 20th alphabet and that July 20 used to be the day of the sea. T-shirts, perfect for everyday wear, are a familiar item for characters from anime and games. Some wear weird T-shirts, some have episodes related to T-shirts, and some even have T-shirts as their merchandise. We at Anime!Anime! conducted a survey asking, "Which Character Reminds You of a 'T-shirt'?" There were 93 votes during the survey period from July 1 to July 8. The voters were mainly female with a gender ratio of 70% female to 30% male, and the age range was on the younger side with 50% under 20 and 25% in their 20s. ■Characters who wear T-shirts with letters dominated the list! 1st Place Midoriya Izuku from "My Hero Academia" topped the list with roughly 30% of the votes. He received many votes for wearing unique T-shirts and received comments like, "He always wears T-shirts with strange letters. The T-shirt that said 'T-shirt' left a strong impression on me," "He has a unique sense of fashion with T-shirts that have words like 'Sheets'," and "I always look forward to checking out what he wears. His T-shirts were made into merchandise, which I would love to buy...!" 2nd Place Coming in 2nd was Nishinoya Yuu from "Haikyuu!!" with roughly 10% of the votes. Nishinoya Yuu is a character who wears T-shirts with four-letter idioms and received this comment, "He wears a variety of T-shirts with different four-letter idioms. I looked up their meanings after watching the anime." By the way, Hinata Shouyou, also from Haikyuu!, made it in 8th place. He received a comment pointing out an episode related to T-shirts, "Him buying the same T-shirt as Bokuto-san, which says 'The Way of the Ace' was so cute!". 3rd Place Hirasawa Yui from "K-On!" took 3rd place with roughly 8% of the votes. She also received comments pointing out that she wears T-shirts with weird letters, such as "Her tacky T-shirts with funny words left a strong impression on me!" and "She has many T-shirts with odd words printed on them." Characters who wear T-shirts with letters occupied the top 3 of this survey. ■Here are some comments for other characters! For Kousaka Honoka from "Love Live!", "She often wears a practice outfit with the letter "ほ" from her name." For Jintan from "Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day", "I love how Jintan only has tacky T-shirts with words like, 'Underground People' or 'Freedom'." For Yotsuba Tamaki from "Idolish7", "He always wears a T-shirt that says 'King Pudding'." There were also votes for a nostalgic character, Pyonkichi from "The Gutsy Frog", "He doesn't wear a T-shirt, he is a T-shirt himself. There's no character that better fits this theme!" The top rankings also include several characters wearing T-shirts with unusual letters. The impact of these T-shirts seems to stick in the minds of the fans. ■Top 10 "Which Character Reminds You of a 'T-shirt'?" 1. Midoriya Izuku "My Hero Academia" 2. Nishinoya Yuu "Haikyuu!!" 3. Hirasawa Yui "K-On!" 4. Kousaka Honoka "Love Live!" 4. Jintan "Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day" 6. Ash Lynx "BANANA FISH" 6. Pyonkichi "The Gutsy Frog" 8. Hinata Shouyou "Haikyuu!!" 8. Futaba Anzu "The Idolmaster Cinderella Girls" 8. Yotsuba Tamaki "Idolish7" (Survey Period: July 1 - 8, 2021) *This survey was held to investigate the readers' "interests and attention towards current anime titles and characters". The results should not be used to determine the supremacy of characters and titles. We hope this article will help you find new anime/characters and deepen your understanding of them.
The new project "Di Gi Charat of Reiwa" from "Di Gi Charat", which was broadcast in 1999, has been announced. It is already attracting attention among old fans. The restart of popular anime is always a pleasure for fans. Among Anime!Anime! readers, there are probably many people who want to see some revived titles in the Reiwa period. Therefore, we conducted a reader survey entitled "Which anime would you like to come back in the Reiwa period?" We received responses from 167 people during the survey period from June 30 to July 7. The male-female ratio is about 40% for males and about 60% for females. About 45% of the age group were teens, and about 25% were in their 20s. In addition, the works that were broadcast and produced after Reiwa (after May 1, 2019), the series works that the sequel was broadcast and OVA produced after the start of the Reiwa period, and the works that have already been remade and revived were not applicable. ■ Many masterpieces from manga to original titles have been ranked in! In this survey, votes were gathered for a wide range of titles, but the one that stood out was the title of the original manga. For "Ouran High School Host Club", "I love the original, so I want to see the anime adaptation till the end. The cast from the last release is still very active, so it is possible to gather them all in!" About "Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo", "I was laughing so hard, my stomach hurts. The anime ended in the middle, so I want to see it properly until the end." Readers commented for "Mermaid Melody Pichi Pichi Pitch", "I think it's a good opportunity because the sequel will be serialized", and "Saturday 8 A.M. frame title. It seems to be compatible with media development as it is a song animation. The completely new anime for the previous project "Tokyo Mew Mew" has also been announced, so I want to check it out!" For "The Kindaichi Case Files", "'37 Year Old' is currently being serialized , but the boy series has been completed. Late night anime may be suitable because there are many horrific things." Since manga is often being animated while it is still publishing, some people commented, "I want to enjoy anime until the end of the work." Of course, the anime original works are also popular. For "Mobile Suit Gundam", "'THE ORIGIN' has been animated in 'Mobile Suit Gundam', but I think it's about time for a full remake of 'First Gundam'." About "Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann", "I realized again what a masterpiece it was by looking at the production materials at the 'Hiroyuki Imaishi's World' exhibition. Next year is the 15th anniversary! To commemorate it, I want to see the characters moving. Even mini anime is fine! " For "Nagi no Asukara", "Among anime titles I watched, all the scenario, characters, and video are the best. I want you to see a sequel." For the "Another" based on the novel, has "Since there are sequels 'Another Episode S' and 'Another 2001' are on sale." For the original game, "Kirby of the Stars", "The anime about Kirby and his friends has a lot of social satire, which was quite radical, so I remember it well." There were also votes for titles such as "Hakuoki" the announcement of new OVA of which during the voting period has been happened. Below is a list of titles that have received multiple votes. It is exciting to wait for what kind of title sequels and remakes would be produced in the future. Please check it out! ■ Titles with multiple votes "The comeback of anime would like to see in the Reiwa period? " "Angel Beats!" "BURN-UP" "D.Gray-man" "NANA" "SLAM DUNK" "Sgt. Frog" "Shirokuma Cafe" "Nisekoi" "Nodame Cantabile" "No game No life" "High school! Kimengumi" "Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo" "Mermaid Melody Pichi Pichi Pitch" "Magi" "Classroom of the Elite" "Love Llive!" "Assassination Classroom" "Katekyo Hitman REBORN!" "Mobile Suit Gundam" "Rinne of the boundary" "Yona of the Dawn" "Zatch Bell!" "Black Butler" "Ouran high school host club" "Junjo Romantica" "Revolutionary Girl Utena" "Hakuoki" (* New OVA production decided during the survey period) "Kare Kano" "Hyouka" "YuYu Hakusho" "The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya" (Response period: June 30, 2021 to July 7, 2021) * This questionnaire is part of a survey of readers' awareness of "current interest in and attention to anime works and characters." Regarding the results, we do not intend to decide the superiority or inferiority of any character or work. We hope that this article will help you to get to know new works and characters, and to deepen your understanding and interest.
July 16 is Rainbow Day. It was established because of the pun of "Nana (7) Iro (16)" (lit. 7 colors) with the hope that people and people, people and nature, and generations and generations will be connected like a seven-colored rainbow. The combination of multiple colors of a rainbow is something that looks particularly beautiful. Characters related to rainbow colors often appear in anime and games. Wonderfully colorful costumes, names with "rainbow" in it, or impressive scenes with a rainbow. Among all of them, which character is the most memorable one? Here at Anime!Anime!, we conducted a reader survey entitled "Speaking of "rainbow-colored" characters, who comes to mind? " We received responses from 79 people during the survey period from June 29 to July 6. The male-female ratio is about 40% for males and about 60% for females. About 40% of the age group were teens, and about 30% in their 20s. ■ Characters in cute and glittering costumes are topping the list ♪ 1st place 1st place is shared between Nijinosaki Daia from "Kiratto Pri Chan" and Cure Cosmo from "Star Twinkle PreCure". Readers commented how Nijinosaki Daia has a "rainbow" in her name ("Niji" is rainbow in Japanese) and the costume, "She has a 'rainbow' in her second name, and the name of a brand that she established is 'Milky Rainbow'. This is because there are many depictions related to the rainbow, such as the appearance of the colorful virtual Daia-chan, who is the longing existence of Nijinosaki-chan at the time of distribution!", and "The fluffy and glittering rainbow-colored dress is cute!" Readers pointed on Cure Cosmo's manner of speaking and skills, "The rainbow-colored spectrum that shines in the galaxy, the lines at the time of transformation, the rainbow-colored skirt, and the decisive skill is Pretty Cure! Rainbow splash! I think she is 'The Rainbow character'". There are many rainbow-colored characters in the "Pretty Cure" series, including Cure Parfait from "Kirakira Pretty Cure A La Mode". The main character of "Tropical-Rouge! Pretty Cure", Cure Summer, is also ranked in the top-10. 3rd place 3rd place is shared between Nijino Yume from "Aikatsu Stars!" and Nijimura Shuzo from "Kuroko's Basketball". Comments for Nijino Yume pointed out her name, costume, and personality as key points, "I love the 'Aikatsu!' series, but I love Yume-chan the most for her bright and energetic personality like a rainbow.", and "The brand of Yume-chan's costume is 'Rainbow Berry Parfait'. Moreover, coordination is also 'Rainbow Etoile coordination'." Nijimura Shuzo is the captain of the basketball club at Teiko Junior High School. The leader who gathers the unique members is popular among fans, "I respect him as a captain who has the power to organize the Generation of Miracles." Some readers mentioned 'rainbow' in his name, "I think he's a rainbow-colored character that brings together the Generation of Miracles with various colors." ■ Let's introduce other comments! For General Rainbow from "Tada Never Falls in Love", "I can't forget the lines such as, 'Tell me one color of the rainbow', 'The color of the rainbow is rainbow colored', and 'Always keep your heart the color of the rainbow'." For Banagher Links from "Mobile Suit Gundam UC", "In response to Banagher's new type ability and strong feelings, I was impressed by the scene where rainbow-colored light overflowed from the Unicorn Gundam aircraft. It is also impressive that the subtitle of the final chapter is 'Beyond the Rainbow'." About Kudo Chika from "Kono Oto Tomare! Sounds of Life", "The rainbow at the end of the opening was wonderful. The work itself, shows the glittering individualities of each of the music clubs, including Chika, and the content was reminiscent of a rainbow." For Ho-Oh from "Pokemon", "Actually, it is Ho-Oh who appeared in episode 1 of the anime. The figure that flies toward the rainbow is just a living legend!" In this survey, multiple characters dressed in gorgeous costumes were ranked in. As a result, it can be reconfirmed that the rainbow color is a conspicuous color that looks good on the screen. ■ Top 10 rankings "Speaking of "rainbow-colored" characters, who comes to mind? " 1st place Nijinosaki Daia "Kiratto Pri Chan" 1st place Uni / Cure Cosmo "Star Twinkle PreCure" 3rd place Nijino Yume "Aikatsu Stars!" 3rd place Nijimura Shuzo "Kuroko's Basketball" 5th place General Rainbow "Tada Never Falls in Love" 6th place Kirahoshi Ciel / Ciel Kirahoshi "Kirakira Pretty Cure A La Mode" 6th Natsuumi Manatsu / Cure Summer "Tropical-Ju! Precure " 6th place Ho-Oh "Pokemon" 9th place Zenkaiser "Kikai Sentai Zenkaiger" 9th place Miyashita Ai "Love Live! Nijigasaki High School Idol Club ” (Response period: June 29-July 6, 2021) * This survey is part of a survey of readers' awareness of "current interest in and attention to anime works and characters." Regarding the results, we do not intend to decide the superiority or inferiority of any character or work. We hope that this article will help you to get to know new works and characters, and to deepen your understanding and interest.
July 16 is Furukawa Toshio's birthday. Furukawa Toshio debuted as a voice actor in the 1970s. Since then, he has been active at the forefront. In the 2020s, he has appeared in "GeGeGe no Kitaro", "Oda Cinnamon Nobunaga", "The Genie Family 2020", and others. For "Aoyama 2 Cho-me Gekijo", a radio program on Nippon Cultural Broadcasting, he has been in charge of a personality since 2014. He is also in charge of coaching trainees as the head of Aonijuku Tokyo, a training school by a talent agency Aoni Production. To celebrate his birthday, Anime!Anime! conducted an annual reader survey titled 'Who is your favorite character played by Furukawa Toshio?'. During the survey period from June 25 to July 2, a total of 133 responses were received. For the gender ratio, we received roughly the same number of votes; 45% from the males and 55% from the females. For the age distribution, we received responses from readers of all ages: about 20% were teens, about 25% were in their 20s, and about 20% were in their 30s. ■From anime, radio drama, western movies... votes for various characters have been received votes! 1st place 1st place went to Moroboshi Ataru from "Urusei Yatsura". The support rating was about 20%, and he moved up from 2nd place last year. The comments received include, "He usually behaves like a comedian, but he gets things done when he needs to. Only Toshio-san can play such a role as Ataru!", "When I heard the voice, I thought that 'the character is alive!' for the first time. Ataru's tone of voice is so soothing that I want to keep listening to it", and "I like Ataru and Lum's heartwarming interactions". He is popular among the readers especially in their 40s, and results in topping the list. 2nd place 2nd place went to Portgas D. Ace from "One Piece". The support rating was about 18%, and he slipped down from 1st place last year. He is popular as a reliable and amicable big brother, and the comments received include, "I like Ace-kun, but I also like the gap between the fresh and cute performance just like a character in his 20s, and the masculine and cool performance just like a big brother", "I was moved by him taking care of Luffy like a younger brother". Many readers mentioned the episode of The Summit War of Marineford, which proves that the episode still remains in a lot of fans after years since the broadcast. 3rd place 3rd place went to Piccolo "Dragon Ball". The support rating was about 13%, and he kept 3rd place as last year. The relationship with Gohan seems to have attracted many fans, and the comments received include, "He initially looked heartless, unfriendly and scary. However, he sometimes shows a human touch and has been getting more friendly, after he encountered Gohan", "It won't be an exaggeration to call him a teacher and 2nd father of Son Gohan as he becomes a strong but gentle warrior after he met Gohan". Also, his cool aspect seems to be popular as the comments show, "Unusually, Furukawa-san shows tasteful and unique romance here, which is completely different from his light and gentle voice!" ■Let's introduce other comments!! Yamamura Misao from "Detective Conan" "He is a useless detective, but he was promoted to a police inspector thanks to Conan. He doesn't even wonder and brags about it on the contrary. However, his playing is wonderful as it makes him hard to hate." Faceless from "Karakuri Circus" "His age is complicatedly changing, but his voice always matches him no matter how old he is. Faceless and Furukawa-san's intonation go well very well, and I was so impressed". Panchito from "The Three Caballeros" "His man's personality is cool! In his self-introduction song 'My name is Panchito', I was impressed by Furukawa-san's articulation." Yajima Kanji from "Sora ni Shirusu" "He is both cool and funny, so Yajima Kanji represents Furukawa Toshio-san. This work evokes our imagination, which is the true value of a radio drama and makes me feel an affinity with the story filled with human traits. The interaction with Tanaka Hideyuki as his buddy reminds me of the famous combination from 'CHiPs', and I really enjoy it". The protagonist in a radio drama by "Aoyama 2 Cho-me Gekijo" has also gained some votes. In the 2021 edition, various characters from a radio drama and dubbed version of western movies as well as anime. ■Ranking Top 10 [Who is your favorite character played by Furukawa Toshio? 2021 Edition] 1. Moroboshi Ataru "Urusei Yatsura" 2. Portgas D. Ace "One Piece" 3. Piccolo "Dragon Ball" 4. Kai Shiden "Mobile Suit Gundam" 5. Shin "Fist of the North Star" 6. Shinohara Asuma "Mobile Police Patlabor" 7. Yamamura Misao "Detective Conan" 7. Hojo Takeru "Magne Robo Gakeen" 9. Satotsu "Hunter × Hunter"（2nd Series） 10. Prince Mito "Saikyo Robo Daioja" 10. Date 'Boo' Masamune "Oda Cinnamon Nobunaga" 10. Nezumi Otoko "GeGeGe no Kitaro" 10. Panchito "The Three Caballeros", etc. （Survey Period: June 25 - July 7, 2021) ■All the Characters that Won Votes [Who is your favorite character played by Furukawa Toshio? 2021 Edition] Moroboshi Ataru "Urusei Yatsura" Portgas D. Ace "One Piece" Piccolo "Dragon Ball" Kai Shiden "Mobile Suit Gundam" Shin "Fist of the North Star" Shinohara Asuma "Mobile Police Patlabor" Yamamura Misao "Detective Conan" Hojo Takeru "Magne Robo Gakeen" Satotsu "Hunter × Hunter"（2nd Series） Prince Mito "Saikyo Robo Daioja" Date 'Boo' Masamune "Oda Cinnamon Nobunaga" Nezumi Otoko "GeGeGe no Kitaro"（6th series） Panchito "The Three Caballeros", etc. Galvidi "Bakuryu Sentai Abaranger DELUXE: Abare Summer is Freezing Cold!" Teacher Belmont "New Maple Town Stories: Palm Town Chapter" Hawk's Eye "Sailor Moon SuperS" Yoshiharu Kubo "Shoot!" Yajima Kanji "Sora ni Shirusu" Ben Sobel "Analyze This" Thomas J. Whitmore "Independence Day" （Survey Period: June 25 - July 7, 2021)
A new song "Scramble Days" by Sphere, a four-member unit consisting of Kotobuki Minako, Takagaki Ayahi, Tomatsu Haruka, and Toyosaki Aki, has been released for the first time in about a year and three months, digitally on February 15, the anniversary of their formation. We have received comments from the members. The new song "Scramble Days" is the first digital single release for "Sphere", which is celebrating its 10th anniversary year in 2019-2020 since its CD debut in 2009. It will also be their first new song since "Sign", the ending theme song for the second season of Ultraman Taiga, which was released in November 2019. The song was made by Kotobuki Minako, who is currently living in the UK, and Takagaki Ayahi, Tomatsu Haruka, and Toyosaki Aki through a remote production process. For the music video and jacket photo, they used photos and videos of the "best Sphere poses" solicited from fans, which made "bond" with not only the 4 members but also many people as a digital single. In addition, "MOON SIGNAL (Orch ver.)" and "Super Noisy Nova (Xmas ver.)", which were performed at the "LAWSON premium event Sphere's MusicRainbow07" held online at the end of 2020, are included as coupling songs on the single. Sphere has improved its skills after 10 years of activity, and the self-covered songs by the Sphere band members are also noteworthy. Full text of comments Kotobuki Minako As I'm currently far away in the UK, I'm grateful to be able to connect with you all through Sphere's new song "Scramble Days"! I recorded the song in a studio in England. The melody line and the lyrics written by Kimiko from nano.RIPE are very straightforward and pleasant, and the structure is a bit complicated and interesting. I often listen to it while taking a walk and looking up at the sky. I'll see you again "on the other side of the slope that leads to the future♪" Takagaki Ayahi One of the members of Sphere is currently in England, but I've been secretly wishing to create a new song even though she was away. But, who could predict the world would turn out like this? Now that it is difficult for everyone to meet in person, this song was born. Our thoughts, Kimiko's lyrics from nano.RIPE, and the thoughts of our fans have come together to create a digital single filled with love. Like a hope, like a vow... May this song connect our hearts and stay close to you! Tomatsu Haruka This is the Sphere's first distribution-only song, and it's been a while since the last one was released! The song is filled with the message that we are connected even though we are far away from each other. The jacket and the music video were made by not only our fans but also everyone who has helped us. I hope you'll listen to it in full! Toyosaki Aki I'm so grateful that a new song was able to be released on the day that marks the 13th year of Sphere's formation. Scramble Days was created online as much as possible, from the song discussions to the visual work. It's our first digital release, and we hope you can feel the many challenges and possibilities. We sang this song with feelings that our hearts are always with you even if we are physically apart. I hope this song will gently reach the hearts of those who listen to it.
Voice actor, Tomatsu Haruka, known for her role as Asuna from "Sword Art Online", Iris from "Violet Evergarden", and Hori Kyoko from "Horimiya", has announced the birth of her first child on February 10, 2021, on her blog. Along with that, she said, "I am happy that my child is born safely and both the mother and child are energetic". Tomatsu has updated her blog on February 10 with the title "☆Announcement☆". Along with her announcement saying, "Hello everyone! I have something to announce to everyone today. It something personal but I would like to announced that my first child (female) was born the other day", she also gave an explanation saying, "This is a sudden announcement, so I believe there are some, who are surprised at this, but as this was my first pregnancy, I was a bit anxious as I was pregnant during the coronavirus crisis last year. So, I would like to report that the process was done successfully." Tomatsu also reflects on the experience after the birth, "Since everything is the first experience to me, I had an idea that this is something life-risking, but it had exceeded my expectation. However, I am happy that my child is born safely and both the mother and child are energetic." After that, she also commented, "The actual feeling is still quite a mystery and I realize how immature I am as well, but I will prioritize on my recovery first, and grow step by step from now on even if I'm clumsy." Her last message is "I had started a new life as a mother along with the other personas as the voice actor Tomatsu Haruka, a member of Sphere, as well as a human being, but I will remain my intensity and passion toward my favorite occupation, so I hope you could continue to support me as I will still continue working."
"IDOLY PRIDE", a big idol project, where Kanda Sayaka, Sphere, and TrySail members will start in January 2021. At the same time, an animation MV of a new song by Masayoshi Oishi was released. "IDOLY PRIDE" is a large idol project developed by Media Mix in collaboration with CyberAgent Group, Music Rain and Straight Edge. The cast includes Sayaka Kanda, TrySail's Amamiya Ten, Asakura Momo, and Natsukawa Shiina as well as Haruka Tomatsu, Ayayo Takagaki, Minako Sumitomo, and Ai Toyosaki (who are members of the idol group Sphere) in Music Rain. In addition to the the voice actors belonging to Music Rain, they were selected by audition from many offices. The staff said, "Love Live!", Juki Hanada of QP:flapper who is known for their character design draft for Girlish Number, "Girlfriend (Provisional) as well as others, Masayoshi Oishi, kz (livetune), Q-MHz, Wicky.Recordings, and Hidekazu Tanaka (MONACA) as well as other gorgeous people are on the list. Along with this announcement, an animation MV of the new song "A Story Starting With Goodbye" by new idols who belong to "Hoshimi Production" Masayoshi Oishi is also being released. Also, the official fan site "IDOLY PRIDE Manager Portal" has opened up and "ABEMA" and YouTube Live's special music program "Music Program #2" have been announced. TV anime "IDOLY PRIDE" is set to be released in January 2021.（C）2019 Project IDOLY PRIDE （C）2019 Project IDOLY PRIDE/Hoshimi Productions
Feb. 4 is Tomatsu Haruka's birthday. Tomatsu Haruka started her career as voice-actress in the decade after the year 2000. She's won the 3rd Voice Acting Award for Best Newcomer Voice Actress category, and the 7th Voice Acting Award for the Best Female Support Role category. In 2019 she acted on the main character roles for animes such as "SWORD ART ONLINE -Alicization- War of Underworld" and "Wasteful Days of High School Girls". Her wedding announcement also became a hot topic on the media last year. To celebrate her birthday, at Anime! Anime! we held a reader survey on the audience's favorite characters played by Tomatsu Haruka, which was also held last year. We got a total of 136 answers from Jan. 23 to 30. The gender ratio was split almost half-and-half by 53% for men and 47% of women answering the survey. 40% of them were under 19, and about 30% were in their 20s. -Asuna from "SAO" ranking on the top for the second year straight The 1st place goes to Asuna from "Sword Art Online" with 30% of the votes. She also got 1st place during last year's survey. She's a popular character amongst not only the male fans but the female as well, having received the following comments: "Not only a beautiful and gentle person, but a great cook as well" and "She's the type of person I want to be. She's beautiful, strong and her affection towards Kirito is deep." Asuna's voice actress was also in charge of the OP theme "Resolution" in the latest installment, "Sword Art Online: Alicization - War of Underworld". There were comments that praised her singer skills, such as "Besides her great talent as voice actor, also her skills as singer are impressive." The 2nd place goes to Morgiana from "Magi" with 10% of the votes, rising from the 3rd place she was placed last year. The ethnic group fighting character performance was well praised by fans: "Although a quiet woman, she's strong and cool", "There's a charming factor in her supportive role for Aladdin. I also find her dancing lovely." She was also praised for her femininity as a character: "Her efforts for being approved by Alibaba is cute." The 3rd place goes to Enomoto Natsuki from "Kokuhaku Jikko Iinkai: Ren'ai Series" with 9% of the votes. Rising from 7th place she was placed last year. The cheerful and boisterous member of the Art Club received the following comments: "I love the fact that she's almost like a character that could exist in real life, and this creates a sense of closeness to her." and "Her straightforwardness and unpretentiously innocent personality is a great match for Tomatsu Haruka's voice. It's almost as if the character was based on her image". Fans could also relate to her attitude towards a loved one: "Even though she is very lively normally, she acts totally different in front of Setoguchi Yu, and that's funny to watch!" -Other comments from fans: Wota (Kikuchi Akane): "I'm glad I was able to know her various facet" and "Her pig performance was outstanding." Ebato Sanae from "Scum's Wish": "Her performance was very well done. For example, for being troubled for her feelings towards her best friend, or when she gets emotionally unstable and starts screaming." Yatogame Monaka from "Yatogame-chan Kansatsu Nikki": "Tomatsu Haruka's performing in her original birthplace dialect is lovely!" The ranking also includes Candelilla, a character from the tokusatsu tv series "Zyuden Sentai Kyoryuger", which received the following comments: "I'm impressed by her performance as both actress and voice actress at the same time. Candelilla's human form was very cute..!" -Top 20 Ranking [What's your favorite character performed by Tomatsu Haruka ? 2020 edition] 1st Asuna / Yuuki Asuna from "Sword Art Online" 2nd Morgiana from "Magi" 3rd Enomoto Natsuki from "Kokuhaku Jikkō Iinkai: Ren'ai Series" 4th Hikawa Iona / Cure Fortune from "HappinessCharge PreCure!" 5th Candelilla from "Zyuden Sentai Kyoryuger" 5th Saiki Kusuko from "The Disastrous Life of Saiki K." 7th Kikuchi Akane (Wota) from "Wasteful Days of High School Girls" 7th Zero Two from "Darling in the Franxx" 7th Yatogame Monaka from "Yatogame-chan Kansatsu Nikki" 7th Lala Satalin Deviluke from "To LOVE Ru -Trouble-" 11th Mizutani Shizuku from "My Little Monster" 11th Minamotono Yorimitsu from "Fate/Grand Order" 13th Amano Keita from "Youkai Watch" 13th Anjo Naruko (Anaru) from "Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day" 13th Kudo Fuyuka from "Inazuma Eleven" 13th Sakata Ginko fron "Gintama" 13th Tsukishima Wakaba "Cross Game" 13th Nagi from "Kannagi" 13th Nishizono Shinsuke from "Inazuma Eleven GO" 13th Sannomiya Shiho "Psychic Squad" 13th Renjoji Bell "Pretty Rhythm: Rainbow Live" （Survey Duration：Jan. 23 to 30, 2020）
"The 16th Seiyuu Awards" is announced. It was also announced that the fans voting on the most active "Voice Actor" of 2021 of their choice, "MVS (Most Valuable Seiyu)" will start on the official website on August 1, 2021. "Seiyuu Awards" is the largest award ceremony in the voice actor industry that awards the active voice actors in that year, and it is held in March every year since 2007. For this award ceremony, the only fans voting category is "MVS (Most Valuable Seiyu)". Kamiya Hiroshi was the "MVS" in the 13th and 14th Seiyuu Awards, but in the 15th Seiyuu Awards, the "MVS" is Shimono Hiro. The announcement on the winners of "The 16th Seiyuu Awards" will be made on March 5, 2022. The voting for the "MVS (Most Valuable Seiyu)" will start on the official website, on August 1, 2021. Also, the applications' period for "Newcomers Audition" that was held since the beginning of this award, will start on September 15. Detailed information is available on the official website.
Date for the 10th anniversary event of “Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day” has been decided on August 28. The detailed information for “’Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day’ 10th Anniversary Event ANOHANA 10 YEARS AFTER Fes.” has been revealed as well. In “’Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day’ 10th Anniversary Event ANOHANA 10 YEARS AFTER Fes.”, the main casts, including Irino Miyu (Jintan), Kayano Ai (Menma), Tomatsu Haruka (Anaru), Sakurai Takahiro (Yukiatsu), Hayami Saori (Tsuruko), and Kondou Takayuki (Poppo), reassembled in Chichibu 10 years after the previous event in 2011 called “AHONAHAN Fes”. The highly anticipated contents will be delivered by these reassembled main casts. The event will be held in 2 sections, and 6 casts will appear for the 1st section at “Foresta”, the large hall of The Prince Chichibu Memorial Civic Hall, and Kayano, Tomatsu, and Hayami will appear in the 2nd section held at the parking lot in front of the Chichibu Municipal Office. The ticket is priced for 4,000 JPY (tax included), and the advanced lottery will begin from 10:00 AM of July 24. Detailed information related to the event is on the special website. “’Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day’ 10th Anniversary Event ANOHANA 10 YEARS AFTER Fes.” ■Date and Time Saturday, August 28, 2021 Hall is open from 4:45 PM/Show begins from 5:45 PM/Ends at 7:50 PM ※The starting time may change ※The ending time may also change due to progress of the event. ※The event will be held for <1st Section> and <2nd Section>. Detailed information is listed below. ■Location The Prince Chichibu Memorial Civic Hall's Big Hall Foresta/The parking lot in front of Chichibu Municipal Office ■Casts Irino Miyu, Kayano Ai, Tomatsu Haruka, Sakurai Takahiro, Hayami Saori, Kondou Takayuki ※Casts members may change without prior notice. ■Ticket Price 4,000 JPY (tax included) ※Ticket is for both sections. ※A designated seat is provided per purchase for 1st section, and 2nd Section will be standing at the designated area for the event. ■Event Information <1st Section> 5:45~6:45 PM Casts: Irino Miyu, Kayano Ai, Tomatsu Haruka, Sakurai Takahiro, Hayami Saori, and Kondou Takayuki Location: The Prince Chichibu Memorial Civic Hall's Large Hall Foresta <2nd Section> 7:15~7:50 PM Casts: Kayano Ai, Tomatsu Haruka, and Hayami Saori Location: The parking lot in front of Chichibu Municipal Hall (Outdoor) ※We will ask the audience to move from the civic hall to the parking lot after the 1st section. Please follow the instruction of the staff when moving to the location. ※2nd section will be held outside. We currently plan to hold the event even with small rain, but we may hold the whole event at the civic hall due to the weather condition. Thank you for the cooperation. ■Ticket Sale Information Advanced Sale (Lottery) Date: 10:00 AM Saturday, July 24, 2021 to 11:59 PM of Saturday, July 31, 2021 Result Announcement: Around 1:00 PM on Saturday, August 6, 2021. It will be informed via e-mail The payment deadline: 1:00 PM on Saturday, August 6, 2021 to 11:59 PM on August 10, 2021 ※Please read about the ticket's caution on the official website. General Sale: Announcement will be made soon. ※The general sale will not be held if all tickets were sold out on the advanced sale. Thank you for your understanding. Streaming Ticket: We currently plan to stream the event through Stagecrowd. Detailed information will be made as soon as it is decided. Platform: Stagecrowd (https://stagecrowd.live/) Streaming Schedule: To be announced © ANOHANA PROJECT.
Voice actors’ jobs are becoming broader and broader. They are not only working for anime series anymore but appearing on TV, attending events, and some even release music as a singer. Among them, it has become a norm for fans to celebrate the voice actor's birthday on the radio program, event, or social networks. Anime! Anime! would like to introduce the voice actors who have their birthdays upcoming. In this article, we have picked the voice actors who have their birthdays between July 19 to July 25. July 19 Nishiguchi Yuka-san Nomiya Izumi-san Kobori Yurie-san Yamashita Nanami-san Kazama Richa.-san Nakajima Shouhei-san Nemoto Akihiro-san Fuyuno Shin-san Katsube Nobuyuki-san Iemura Yukishige-san Abe Ryuutarou-san Watanabe Takehikro-san July 20 Naka Minori-san Tazawa Riiko-san Tonomura Mariko-san Oki Kanae-san Gi Ryouko-san Urayama Jin-san Hozumi Takanobu-san Sakata Tomoyasu-san Sasaki Mutsumi-san Hanawa-san Kujirai Kousuke-san July 21 Kinoshita Sayaka-san Nogami Aiko-san Itou Eiji-san Horibe Ryuuichi-san Satou Ryoutarou-san July 22 Yukiji-san Tsumura Makoto-san Mutou Shiori-san Abe Rrumi-san Honma Yukari-san Kirihara Akira-san Tomochika Keiko-san Kikuchi Takako-san Matsui Maki-san Fujii Tsunehisa-san Inoue Fumihiko-san July 23 Tagoto Natsumi-san Watanabe Masako-san Uchida Aya-san Bandou Ai-san Yamada Hiroki-san Komatsu Fuminori-san Horie Kazuma-san Matsukata Hiroki-san Kirii Daisuke-san Nomura Kenji-san July 24 Wada Michiru-san Monden Yukiko-san Taniguchi Wakako-san Kikuchi Shouko-san Nakao Ryouhei-san Umezu Hideyuki-san Ohba Takeshi-san NagashimaNakajima Shinsuke-san Kawahara Motoyuki-san July 25 Muratake Aoi-san Nagahori Miho-san Kashiwagi Miyuu-san Orito Mari-san Zakouji Chiyuki-san Kurosakiwa Nanami-san Tanaka Kahori-san Kawaguchi Sayoko-san Kashii Shouto-san Asado Tetsuya-san Takagi Wataru-san Tatekabe Kazuya-san Ugaki Hidenari-san Happy birthday to everyone!
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.
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