「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 monthly TV information magazine "Monthly TV Guide June 2021", in which voice actor Hatanaka Tasuku appears as a gravure, will be released on April 24. A total of six types of raw photos as a purchaser's privilege have now been revealed. Hatanaka-san will be releasing his new single "TWISTED HEARTS" on April 28. For the voice actor gravure in the June issue of "Monthly TV Guide", Hatanaka-sn is featured in a cute gravure with angel wings on his back and playing with a stuffed bear, and in a sexy gravure with bare skin and a jacket, revealing his "male" charm. I'm sure you'll enjoy it. Hatanaka-san was amazed by the props prepared by the editorial department, and moved comically when carrying the angel wings, and did muscle training just before the jacket shoot to pump up his body. Without any hesitation, he showed his pride as an expressive person. Even at the end, he said, "I don't know! I'm wondering how it's going to turn out when it's finished (laughs)," but it seems that the gravure will be released as an attractive two-sided gravure that doesn't have the foggiest clue about that. The “Monthly TV Guide June 2021 Issue”, in which Hatanaka Tasuku appears in the voice actor gravure, will go on sale on April 24 at a special price of 440 JPY. If you purchase it through animate mail order, it will come with a special raw photo with different designs for the Kanto, Kansai, Aichi, Mie, Gifu, Fukuoka, Saga, Oita, Hokkaido, and Shizuoka editions. [Hatanaka Tasuku] This shoot was full of firsts. It was the first time for me to have feathers growing out of my back, and it was also the first time for me to wear a "jacket naked". I had no idea what was going on. That's why it was so interesting (laughs). I'm anxious to see how it turns out. Even if you show me photos of senior voice actors taken in the past in the back issues, they are a little too different from the photos taken this time, so I still don't know. ...... I hope it was okay. I'm very nervous. Please make it good! Please make it good!
“SAY YOU TO YOASOBI Friday【Seki Tomokazu×Hatanaka Tasuku】#1”, run by the voice actors Seki Tomokazu and Hatanaka Tasuku, was broadcast on April 16, 2021 at “ABEMA”. In this show where Hatanaka Tasuku runs the show for the first time, there was a project called, “Overcome the former MCs! Special challenge to famous projects from the past!” to deal with the programs done by former partners of Seki. This episode was the first show for “SAY YOU TO YOASOBI 2021” held on Fridays. Hatanaka first appeared by himself to open the show. He continues by himself since he heard that Seki has a stomachache…it was actually a surprise on Hatanaka. While reacting to reckless comments sent by the staff, Hatanaka runs the show smoothly. After realizing the staff interacting with him was Seki, he was surprised, “Wait, what is going on?” and requests “please, I need you to come back”. After the actual aim was revealed to him, Hatanaka commented “What? It was a surprise? It was so scary”, and took a step toward the challenge given by Friday. In the show, “Overcome the former MCs! Special challenge to famous projects from the past!” was held. The goal was to become a “5th man” by overcoming former MCs from “SAY YOU TO YOASOBI Friday”. While many comments from former MCs encouraged him by saying, “Enjoy the program since you will learn a lot from it”, “Hatanaka-san, don’t be too scared”, and “You can do it!”, Hatanaka commented “I am here to become a fun toy for Seki-san”. The first challenge was “bondage” by the first MC-Satou Takuya. Hatanaka looked anxious but seemed to enjoy it at the same time. Him being hanged commented, “it is very embarrassing, and I was sweating”, but surprisingly “enjoying this”. Seki took pictures of him because “It is a rare occasion”, and looked fulfilled since it looked “nice” and “fun”. Audience also praised Hatanaka for challenging the program by saying, “Hatanaka Tasuku is awesome!” and “I now like him”. Later, Hatanaka participated in the 2nd challenge called “Balloon explosion challenge” by Kimura Subaru, the 3rd challenge “Blink Prohibition Challenge” by Ookawa Genki, and the 4th challenge “Karaoke Score Challenge” by Morikubo Shoutarou. Hatanaka dealt with the explosion while screaming and have his pants torn in “Balloon explosion challenge”, he surprised Seki in “Karaoke Score Challenge” by getting 91 points as his score. When Hatanaka tried “Blink Prohibition Challenge” proposed by Ookawa, the man who was good at having patience, he instantly blinked. Seki pointed that out, and Hatanaka reacted that he “didn’t blink. It was convlusion”-the judgment was “challenge failed”. He tried again but he blinked in 40 seconds or so, and this did not reach the score of “Ookawa the Patient” at all. Hatanaka seemed to regret that he “wanted to overcome Ookawa-san” with 3 victories and 1 loss, Seki encouraged him by saying, “It was a good score for the first try. It was a nice try”. “SAY YOU TO YOASOBI Friday【Seki Tomokazu×Hatanaka Tasuku】#1” is currently available at “ABEMA Video”. “SAY YOU TO YOASOBI Premium【Seki Tomokazu×Hatanaka Tasuku】#1” with special movies are available at “ABEMA Premium”. ©AbemaTV, Inc.
Ahead of the broadcast of TV anime "Mars Red" in April 2021, the mini anime "Zerokikan Daily" will be distributed from Nov. 24, 2020. "Mars Red" is an anime adaptation based on a stage reading play, which is written and directed by Fujisawa Bun-O, known as the leading person of stage reading play, and Karakara Kemuri, known for "Laughing Under the Clouds" and "Laughing in Purgatory" handles its main visual. The story takes place in Tokyo in 1923 and depicts the activities of the "Zero Organization", the 16th Special Task Force that the Japanese government created to take down the vampiric forces. In the mini anime, the five members of 'the 16th Special Task Force -Zero Organization-' as the main characters of the TV anime will be drawn as mini characters: Kurusu Shotaro (CV: Hatanaka Tasuku), Maeda Yoshinobu (CV: Suwabe Junishi), Yamagami Tokuichi (CV: Yamadera Koichi), Takeuchi (CV: Ishida Akira), and Suwa (CV: Suzumura Kenichi). The 1st episode depicts the daily life of Zero Organization, featuring Maeda Yoshinobu (CV: Suwabe Junishi) and Yamagami Tokuichi (CV: Yamadera Koichi). They are tasked with taking down the vampiric forces, but what is their private life like...? A total of five episodes of "Zerokikan Daily" will be distributed until right before the broadcast at 20:00 on the fourth Tuesday of each month, from November 24 to March 23. TV anime "Mars Red" will be broadcast from April 2021. The 2nd episode of the mini anime "Zerokikan Daily" will be distributed on December 22. (C)Fujisawa Bun-O / SIGNAL.MD/ Mars Red Production Committee
The additional characters & cast of the current broadcasting TV anime "Golden Kamuy" season 3 have been announced. It was decided that Umehara Yuuichirou and Hatanaka Tasuku are the additional cast. The additional characters are Vasily, a sniper from the Russia border defense squad who constantly has a duel with Ogata, and Hanazawa Yuusaku, who calls a certain someone "dear elder brother". Umehara will be voicing Vasily while Hatanaka will be voicing Hanazawa Yuusaku, and their comments have been revealed. Also, the short anime of TV anime "Golden Kamuy", "Golden Kamuy Video Theatre" #28 "Roller-skate" will be available for 1 week until November 17, 2020. TV anime "Golden Kamuy" is currently being broadcast on TOKYO MX and other channel, every Monday from 11 PM. Vasily, voiced by Umehara Yuuichirou I actually like the real soviet sniper, Vasily Zaitsev, so I'm glad that I was able to voice him. On top of voicing him, I need to overcome the big obstacle known as Russian language, and it was quite difficult to express the quiet Vasily with the Russian language. As I was able to express the delicate thought of the sniper, do look forward to the intellect sniping battle. Hanazawa Yuusaku, voiced by Hatanaka Tasuku I was quite nervous to voice him as his face is shrouded by a veil. His eyes are not visible but I think he has quite honest and straight-forward eyes. As he has an unwavering trust toward his dear elder brother, I will try my best to voice him. I am quite glad that I am able to be involved in Golden Kamuy in this manner. Do look forward to it!!! TV anime "Golden Kamuy" Broadcast/ Streaming Information "Season 3 Broadcast/ Streaming" Currently broadcasting every Monday on TOKYO MX, Yomiuri TV, Sapporo TV, BS11 and other channels! Streaming exclusively on FOD! （C）Noda Satoru／Shueisha, Golden Kamuy Production Committee
From the TV anime "Those Snow White Notes", the summary and advance scene cuts of Episode 5 "Playing Together" aired on April 30 (Fri) have been released. The original story of "Those Snow White Notes" is a comic of the same title serialized in "Monthly Shonen Magazine" by Ragawa Marimo. It is a "Tsugaru shamisen x Youth" story about a boy named Setsu who lost his grandfather, a legendary Tsugaru shamisen player, and can no longer play the shamisen. The title of Episode 5 is "Playing Together". Shuri is moved by Setsu's performance and decides to continue playing the shamisen in earnest. With Setsu at the center, Shuri, Shuri's childhood friends "Yamazato Yui" and "Yaguchi Kaito," and experienced player "Nagamori Rai" join together to form the Tsugaru Shamisen Fan Club! However, Setsu is at a loss as to how to teach the members, who are all amateurs. Episode 5 "Playing Together"of the TV anime "Those Snow White Notes" started airing on MBS, TBS, BS-TBS "Animeism" and other channels from April 30, 2021 (Fri). (C) Ragawa Marimo, Kodansha / Those Snow White Notes Production Committee
From the TV anime "Mashiro no Oto", the summary and scene cuts of the 4th episode "Spring Dawn" aired on April 23 (Fri) have been released. The original story of "Mashiro no Oto" is a manga of the same title serialized in "Monthly Shonen Magazine" by Ragawa Marimo. It is a "Tsugaru shamisen and youth collaboration" story about a boy named Yuki who lost his grandfather, a legendary Tsugaru shamisen player, and can no longer play the shamisen. The title of the 4th episode is "Spring Dawn.” Shuri wants Yuki to play "Spring Dawn" one more time for her grandmother. However, Yuki refuses her request, saying that he is not yet capable of playing it. Facing "Spring Dawn'' anew, he finds his "own sound" and goes to Shuri's grandmother. At last, Yuki’s "Spring Dawn" rings out... The TV anime "Mashiro no oto" Episode 4 "Spring Dawn" aired on MBS, TBS, BS-TBS "Animeism" and other channels from April 23, 2021 (Fri). (C) Marishige Ragawa, Kodansha / Mashiro no otoko Production Committee
The outlines and advance cut-scenes of episode 3 "Sudden Shower" of the TV anime "Those Snow White Notes (Mashiro no Oto)" (Broadcast date on April 16, 2021) have been revealed. "Those Snow White Notes" is based on the same-name manga by Ragawa Marimo that is currently being serialized on "Monthly Shounen Magazine". This is a "Tsugaru Shamisen x Youth" story depicting the teenager Setsu finding his own sound through the various encounters as he becomes unable to play the shamisen after his grandfather, the legendary instrumentalist of Tsugaru Shamisen, had passed away. The title for episode 3 is "Sudden Shower". Shuri got her smartphone confiscated as she was found to be listening to music secretly during class. The song that came from her earphone is "Shungyou", the impromptu song by Setsu's grandfather, Matsugorou. When Setsu question Shuri on the song, she started to talk about her precious memory with her grandmother... The broadcast date of episode 3 "Sudden Shower" of "Those Snow White Notes" is on April 16, 2021, on the "Animerism" slot of MBS, TBS, & BS-TBS, and other channels. (C) Ragawa Marimo, Kodansha/ Those Snow White Notes Production Committee
The outlines and advance cut-scenes of episode 2 "Apple Flower" of the TV anime "Those Snow White Notes (Mashiro no Oto)" (Broadcast date on April 9, 2021) have been revealed. "Those Snow White Notes" is based on the same-name manga by Ragawa Marimo that is currently being serialized on "Monthly Shounen Magazine". This is a "Tsugaru Shamisen x Youth" story depicting the teenager Setsu finding his own sound through the various encounters as he becomes unable to play the shamisen after his grandfather, the legendary instrumentalist of Tsugaru Shamisen, had passed away. The title for episode 2 is "Apple Flower". Setsu is sort of force to be enrolled into the Private Umezono Academy by his unprecedented mother "Sawamura Umeko" that appeared suddenly. He encountered his classmate "Maede Shuri" when he helped to assemble the shamisen that was left unused. Then, Setsu starts playing the shamisen along with his older brother that he hadn't seen for a while... The broadcast date of episode 2 "Apple Flower" of "Those Snow White Notes" is on April 9, 2021, on the "Animerism" slot of MBS, TBS, & BS-TBS, and other channels. (C) Ragawa Marimo, Kodansha/ Those Snow White Notes Production Committee
The largest movie, drama, and anime review service in Japan, “Filmarks”, released “spring 2021 season anime satisfactory ranking”, based on the data taken through their service. The 1st place was “Fruits Basket The Final”, the 2nd was “My Hero Academia 5th Season” and the 3rd was “Odd Taxi”. “spring 2021 season anime satisfactory ranking” was based on the average ★scores (MAX 5.0) and review numbers (Mark! Numbers) given to the anime broadcast in spring 2021 (March 25 to May 31, 2021). The anime with the highest number of ★scores ranked high in “spring 2021 season anime satisfactory ranking”. The 1st place “Fruits Basket The Final” received an average ★4.34 (Max 5.0). The fans commented, “the emotions of each character are well depicted”, “this is my life bible”, “couldn’t watch this without my tears falling off”, and “This is the wonderful human drama that cannot be explained with words”. The 2nd place “My Hero Academia Season 5” received ★4.33, the 3rd place “Odd Taxi” received ★4.31, the 4th place “Kingdom Season 3” received ★4.19, and the 5th place “Zombie Land Saga Revenge” received ★4.11. Following the top 5 listed above, the ranking was followed by “Tokyo Revengers”, “Vivy-Fluorite Eye’s Song-“, “To Your Eternity”, “Moriarty the Patriot Season 2”, and “Welcome to Demon School, Iruma-kun! Season “2”. For Mark! Number ranking (review numbers), “Tokyo Revengers” was the top, the highest number of episode comments were given to “Godzilla S. P”. “Fruits Basket” The Final © Takaya Natsuki, Hakusensha/Fruits Basket Production Committee “My Hero Academia” Season 5 © Horikoshi Kouhei/Shueisha, My Hero Academia Production Committee “Odd Taxi” © P.I.C.S./Odokagawa Traffic Partners
The main 5 members of Meta Liberation Army, the group appearing in the TV anime “My Hero Academia” Season 5, and their cast members have been announced. The experienced actors , including Hirata Hiroaki, Sugita Tomokazu, Majima Junji, Honda Takako, and Yamashita Seiichirou are gathered together. “My Hero Academia” entered the 2nd cour from June 26, 2021. The Meta Liberation Army believes that “Special ability, a.k.a. ‘quirks’, should be used freely”, and is the group currently expanding its power. The 5 members have been revealed this time. Re Destro (Yotsubashi Rikiya), the son of the former rival Destro. The CEO of the big IT company and the strategist of the Meta Liberation Army, Skeptic (Kinzoku Yuuho). The governor with a high ability of speech, who collects the supporters through his activity, Trumpet (Hanabatake Bikou). The managing director of the publisher and the ads leader Curious (Kitsuki Okitoshi). The spy of the Meta Liberation Army and the follower of Re Destro, Gaiten. The cast for the Meta Liberation Army was also announced. Hirata Hiroaki will play Re Destro, Sugita Tomokazu will play Skeptic, Majima Junji will play Trumpet, Honda Takako will play Curious, and Yamashita Seiichirou will play Gaiten. The comments from the experienced casts have arrived. 【Hirata Hiroaki: Re Destro/Yotsubashi Rikiya】 I am honored that I can be a part of “My Hero Academia”, which I longed for. And I will be playing the leader of the Meta Liberation Army “Re Destro”. I am partly nervous and happy. I always participate in the session with full stress to compete with young powers from others. Please look forward to the anime, and I will be playing with my full ability, coming from the time I waited to be a part of this series. 【Sugita Tomokazu: Skeptic/Kinzoku Yuuho】 In a society, where the existence of a hero is normal. What people will be asked for is simple, although society itself is complex. It is sad to see the string, that used to be set to control a doll, now fastens your neck. Isn’t it? 【Majima Junji: Trumpet/Hanabatake Bikou】 Hanabatake is a governor, so I feel pressure to express his “ability to speech”. I did my best, so please look forward to it. 【Honda Takako: Curious/Kitsuki Okitoshi】 In the short time and pressure given to “introduction”, I hope to deliver the characteristic, background, and the role in the series of “Curious”, a.k.a. Kitsuki Okitoshi, to you as much as possible. Thank you for letting me in. 【Yamashita Seiichirou/Gaiten】 I am honored to be a part of the wonderful work with strong support. I read the original manga, and the belief of each hero and villain made me think deeply, and shocked my heart. Gaiten is a mysterious character, but I will do my best to play him, together with “Justice of the Meta Liberation Army” in my heart. Please continue your support! © Horikoshi Kouhei/Shueisha, My Hero Academia Production Committee
From the TV anime "Tokyo Revengers", a non-credit video of "Tokyo Wonder.", the ending theme song of the 2nd cour "Bloody Halloween Arc" (released in July), has been revealed. "Tokyo Wonder." is an upper tune song by Nakimushi, a solo artist , who has rapidly been gaining young fans but doesn't reveal his/her real name, appearance, age, etc. The song is featured with the artist's husky voice, edgy sound, and his/her unique sense of words, which make the song perfect for the world-view of "Tokyo Revengers". Please indulge yourself in the new ending theme song, which adds color to the 2nd cour, with the beautiful non-credit video. The TV anime "Tokyo Revengers" is currently broadcast on MBS, TV Tokyo, BS Asahi, AT-X, and other stations. As "Bloody Halloween Arc" has just started, please keep your eyes on the main episodes. TV Anime "Tokyo Revengers" ■Broadcast Information Available on MBS, TV Tokyo, BS Asahi, AT-X, etc. "Bloody Halloween Arc" has just started in July! (C)Wakui Ken, Kodansha / Anime "Tokyo Revengers" Production Committee
Many of the anime in 2021 spring season are about to reach the finale. From original anime to sequels of popular series, there were many attractive titles to choose from, however which anime gained the most support from the anime!anime! readers? Here at anime!anime!, we conducted the reader survey titled “What was the best anime from 2021 spring season?”. The survey was conducted from June 18 to 25, and a total of 441 readers answered the survey. The females made up the majority of the vote with close to 65%, while the male readers made up approximately 35%. The young readers made up the majority, with minors making up approximately 35% and the reader’s in 20’s making up 30%. ■ Original anime ranked in the top and the 2nd! The 1st place was “Bakuten!!”. The support rating was approximately 9%. The anime was about boy’s rhythmic gymnastics, and the comments to the work said, “the fresh opening theme, a heart-warming story filled with youth, the acting of the experienced voice actors…all of them were awesome! My mother, who doesn't often watch anime, was also charmed by this!” and “The rhythmic gymnastics was impressive, and the relationship with the protagonist being charmed by the acting and his friends, seniors at school, and his teacher were wonderful. I wanted to support their team so much”. There were comments to the fact that this anime is set in the Tohoku region; “I personally like Iwanuma City, Miyagi Pref., so I was glad that this anime took place there”. 2nd Place The 2nd place was “Vivy-Fluorite Eye’s Song-“. The support rating was approximately 8%. This is an original Sci-Fi anime produced by WIT STUDIO. A diva AI meets Matsumoto from the future, and they go on a journey that travels through 100 years. “The development of the story was unpredictable due to its originality, and I was moved by the quality of drawings, music, and acting by the voice actors”, and “It has been a while since I enjoyed the detailed settings and hidden factors. I want to rewatch the anime from episode 1”. “Insert music is used almost every episode, and it was wonderful”, the comment mentioned the music of the anime. 3rd place The 3rd place was “My Hero Academia”. The difference between the 2nd place was so small. The 5th season of the popular series received comments like the following; “”he game between class A and B showed the growth of each character, and it moved my heart strongly”, and “I was glad to see the fighting where many characters used their quirks”. This anime is about to start the 2nd half. The Endeavour internship arc is gaining attention. In the male-only ranking, the 1st place was “Vivy- Fluorite\ Eye’s Song-“, the 2nd was “Higehiro: After Being Rejected, I Shaved and Took in a High School Runaway”, and the 3rd was “Zombie Land Saga”. In the female-only ranking, the 1st place was “Bakuten!!”, the 2nd was “Fruits Basket The Final”, and the 3rd was “My Hero Academia”. To “Higehiro: After Being Rejected, I Shaved and Took in a High School Runaway”: “Sayu’s sad past and Yoshida-san’s kindness. I enjoyed their complex relationship that both of them wont be honest, although they already known each other’s feeling.” To “Zombie Land Saga Revenge”: “The anime slowly showed the hidden secrets related to each character’s past, and the live, insert music, and movies were all great. I also enjoyed learning Saga’s sightseeing spots, and gourmet”. To “Fruits Basket The Final”: “The characters took new steps forward, and I cried every time each character moves forward. It is definitely a wonderful anime”. ■ Introducing other comments! To “SSSS. DYNAZENON”: “I enjoyed every episode, although I don’t watch robots and monster anime often” and “the anime was fresh because it combined robots and monsters with youth ensemble drama.” To “Pretty Boy Detective Club”: “Characters, the content, and designs were all at the best levels. I was surprised by how they recreated Nishio Ishin's novel into the wonderful work.” To “Odd Taxi”: “Although the characters are cute animals, their personalities are close to humans. No extra feature could be seen in characteristic, action, and conversation, and everything I see was a hint for the future.” Original anime ranked in the 1st and 2nd place for spring 2021 season. The original anime also ranked in the TOP 20, and many fans seemed to enjoy what will be happening next. ■Ranking Top 20 [What was the best anime in spring 2021 season?] 1st: “Bakuten!!” 2nd: “Vivy-“Fluorite Eye’s Song-“ 3rd: “My Hero Academia” Season 5 4th: “Frutis Basket The Final” 5th: Tokyo Revengers” 6th: 86” 7th: “Mao Dao Zhu Shi” 8th: “Shadow House” 8th: “Zombie Land Saga Revenge” 8th: “SSSS. DYNAZENON” 8th: “Higehiro: After Being Rejected, I Shaved and Took in a High School Runaway” 8th: “Moriarity the Patriot” 13th: “Odd Taxi” 13th: “Beautiful Boy Detective Club” 15th: “Godzilla S.P ” 16th: “The World Ends with You” 16th: “I've Been Killing Slimes for 300 Years and Maxed Out My Level” 17th: “The Saint's Magic Power is Omnipotent” 19th: “SHAMAN KING” 19th: “Sound of Mashiro” (Survey conducted: June 18 to 25, 2021) ※This survey is taken as a part of research on “current anime and character’s popularity and interest”. The result does not determine any superiority nor inferiority between the characters or anime. Please read this article to learn about new anime and characters.
Voice actor Umehara Yuuichirou has appeared on the cover of "Seiyu Grand Prix July 2021 Issue" while the back cover features Nakamura Shuugo. In this issue, it had featured Umehara Yuuichirou's first time on the cover alone and the head article. It is also filled with various fashionable photos, such as the simple clothing, which is a white T-shirt and the denim, on the cover and the gravure photos of him in the "pink hoodie" that gives off a gap of his allure. In the long interview that has more than 10,000 words, it will focus on his debut as a voice actor to his recuperation in 2018 as well as his comeback. Also, the new serialization "Tsudure Umekusa (Ennui Filler)" has started in this issue. In the first issue of this essay, which features his recent events and thoughts as he has nothing to do, will featured photos of him in glasses that gives off the vibe of a writer. This is an article bursting with "the season of Ume-chan". The back cover and last article have feature Nakamura Shuugo, who will be releasing both his 1st album "Natural" and 4th single "Kowareta Sekai no Byouhari wa" on his birthday, July 28. This issue is also filled with the special article of Nishiyama Koutarou, TRD (Kondou Takayuki X Ono Daisuke), Yamashita Daiki, Namikawa Daisuke, "Tokyo Revengers" featuring Shin Yuuki, Hayashi Yuu, and Suzuki Tatsuhisa in the biker uniform, report on the special event of "The Quintessential Quintuplets ∬", and "My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom! X" featuring Uchida Maaya and Okasaki Miho. "Seiyu Grand Prix July 2021 Issue" is priced at 1,440 JPY (tax included). It is now available in Japan's nationwide bookstores. Certain stores will come with a purchase novelty.
March 8 is Umehara Yuuichirou-san's birthday. He debuted as a voice actor in the 2010s and won the Best Rookie Actor in the 10th Seiyu Awards. In the 2021 winter anime, he takes part in many titles, including "2.43: Seiin High School Boys Volleyball Team", "Skate-Leading Stars", and "Heaven's Design Team". And on his birthday, he released his 2nd photo book "Umehara Yuuichirou Photo Book: Umegoyomi ~Kanbai~". The first photo book in 4 years is attracting much attention. To celebrate his birthday, Anime!Anime! conducted the same survey as last year asking, "Who's Your Favorite Character Voiced by Umehara Yuuichirou-san?" We received 181 votes during the survey period from February 15 to 28. The voters were mainly female with a gender ratio of 80% female to 20% male, and the age range was on the younger side with 55% under 20 and 25% in their 20s. ■"Twisted Wonderland" Leona, a game character, made the top of the list 1st Place Topping the list was Leona Kingscholar from "Disney: Twisted Wonderland" with roughly 13% of the votes. Leona Kingscholar is the dorm leader of Savanaclaw of the prestigious magic training school, Night Raven College. Though having a languorous attitude, he actually is in a noble position as the 2nd prince of his home country. Fans sent comments like, "I can't resist the combination of his deep voice and the arrogant attitude!", "I love how he looks languorous but has that arrogant, classic king-like attitude," and "I love his acting when he snaps, and I think it complements his deep voice." This was a rare case of a character from a game, which hasn't received an anime adaptation yet, taking 1st place in an Anime!Anime! survey. 2nd Place Coming in 2nd was Hasumi Keito from "Ensemble Stars!" with roughly 10% of the votes, moving up from last year's 3rd place. Hasumi Keito is the vice president of the student council of Yumenosaki Private Academy. He received votes saying how they're fascinated by not only his character but also his singing voice such as, "Of course, I love the songs of Akatsuki, the group Hasumi Keito belongs to, but how he's strict to both himself and the people around him yet is kind to others also fascinates me. How he sometimes becomes awkward is also charming (laughs)," and "I can't resist the gap between his regular deep voice and the higher pitch of his singing voice." 3rp Place Kamitani Hayato from "School Babysitters" ranked at 3rd, just a few votes shy of 2nd place. The classmate of the protagonist Kashima Ryuuichi was popular for his cool looks and kind heart, "He's awkward and quiet, but cherishes his family and friends." He received votes such as, "He's unfriendly, blunt, and is tough towards his little brother, Taka, but is actually very compassionate, and I love it!", and "He's a bit scary but I love how Kamitani is kind to his little brother and friends." ■Here are some comments for other characters! For Souma Kureno from "Fruits Basket" (2nd TV series), "I was amazed by how he portrays the kindness and fragility of Kureno-san. He skillfully uses his high tone and deep voice, and I love his breathes, tone of his voice, and the way he speaks." For Ryuuguuin Seiya from "Cautious Hero: The Hero Is Overpowered but Overly Cautious", "Though the story itself is mostly comedic, his cool voice somehow matches fits in well. I think Umehara-san is the only one who can pull this off." For Mikawa Kuro from "Uchi Tama!? ~Uchi no Tama Shirimasen ka?~", "A passionate yet, refreshing, likable dog. It was exhilarating like watching the Taisou no Oniisan." (Taisou no Oniisan is a character in a Japanese children's TV show) For the Courier from "Akudama Drive", "I was fascinated by the Courier, and I couldn't resist the cuteness he shows from time to time," and "I loved his cool way of life, and how his mind changed over time was impressing." This year's ranking has changed drastically from last year. Looking at the overall ranking, there were votes for characters from currently broadcasting titles like Aoki Misao from "2.43: Seiin High School Boys Volleyball Team", "It was refreshing to hear the combination of Umehara-san's deep and stable voice and the Fukui dialect." ■Overall Ranking [Who's Your Favorite Character Voiced by Umehara Yuuichirou-san? 2021 Edition] 1. Leona Kingscholar "Disney: Twisted Wonderland" 2. Hasumi Keito "Ensemble Stars!" 3. Kamiya Hayato "School Babysitters" 4. Souma Kureno "Fruits Basket" (2nd TV series) 5. Yufuin En "Cute High Earth Defense Club Love!" 6. Siegfried Kircheis "Legend of the Galactic Heroes: The New Thesis" 7. Fujii Takuma / Tiger The Dark "Tiger Mask W" 8. The Courier "Akudama Drive" 9. Goblin Slayer "Goblin Slayer" 10. Ryuuguuin Seiya "Cautious Hero: The Hero Is Overpowered but Overly Cautious" 11. Takajou Kyouji "The Idolmaster SideM" 11. Mitsuhide "Snow White with the Red Hair" 13. Kimura "Heaven's Design Team" 13. Zoltan Akkanen "Mobile Suit Gundam Narrative" 15. Aoki Misao "2.43: Seiin High School Boys Volleyball Team" 15. Ichijouji Teika "Magic-kyun! Renaissance" 15. Murase Dai "Tsukipro The Animation" (Voting Period: February 18-25, 2021)
The title of the latest photobook of the voice actor Umehara Yuuichirou is "Ume Goyomi ~Kanbai~". The cover of the regular edition and the Shufunotomo Infos online shop limited cover have been revealed. Pre-orders are currently available on Shufunotomo Infos online shop. Umehara Yuuichirou is a voice actor known for his role as Goblin Slayer from "Goblin Slayer", Courier from "Akudama Drive", and Aoki Misao from "2.43: Seiin High School Boys Volleyball Team". The product "Ume Goyomi ~Kanbai~" consists of the new photos as well as old photos from the "Ume Goyomi" serialization in Seiyuu Grandprix that started in May 2017 as well as a review comments, making it a precious book that is filled with approximately 4 years trajectory of Umehara. The revealed cover pages are the normal edition, depicting Umehara in the traditional Japanese clothing while looking toward the readers kindly, and the "Shufunotomo Infos Online Shop's Limited Cover, depicting the cool gaze with the stylish design. Do enjoys the different Umehara's expressions that can be seen in the two cover pages in the two different situations. This book will consist of tons of original photos. From the traditional Japanese clothing in traditional Japanese house that gives off warm feelings to the neat western clothes in the western-styled house and garden, you will be able to enjoy the various adult appeals of Umehara. The purchaser bonuses have also been revealed. The pre-orders with bonuses are available on Animate, Gamers, Tora no Ana, and Shufunotomo Infos online shop, so do check it out. "Ume Goyomi ~Kanbai~" is priced at 3,200 JPY (tax excluded). Pre-orders are currently available on Shufunotomo Infos online shop, and the released is scheduled on March 8, 2021. （C）Shufunotomo Infos Co.,Ltd. 2021
From "Macross Delta the Movie: Absolute Live!!!!!!", the MV teaser of the latest song "Walküre wa Akiramenai" by the tactical sound unit 'Walküre" has been released. The information on the 3rd latest Walküre album "Walküre Reborn!" has been announced for the first time in five years The 1 chorus ver. of the insert song "Walküre wa Akiramenai", for the completely new film of "Macross Delta", was revealed during the special program "#Let's Watch the Air Walküre together!!!!!! ~2nd Live 2017 Can Not Stop Walküre~" at 8:00 PM, July 28, on YouTube. After this, the teaser was released on the official YouTube channel of FlyingDog as well. Do watch this while waiting for the full version. Also, on the said special program, the information on the 3rd album "Walküre Reborn!" that will be released on October 13 has been revealed. It will consist of the new song that will be used as the theme song and insert songs for the "Macross Delta the Movie: Absolute Live!!!!!!" ,which will be released in fall 2021. Some of the songs are the insert song "Walküre wa Akiramenai" ,which was shown in the teaser, the two songs ("Mirai wa Onna no Tame ni aru" and "Rune ni Hanasaku Koi mo aru") that were released last years, as well as some new songs that are used in the film. It will also contain the 5 solo songs of each member that were written just for this album, making this the first CD to contain all the 12 songs. Both the jacket photos for the limited edition and regular edition featured the illustration drawn by the character designer Mita Chisato (Capcom) while an original photo of the Walküre are used at the back cover. Only the limited edition will come in the sleeve case, and the novelty BD consists of the situation of the final performance of "Walküre Live Tour 2021-2021 ~Walküre wa Akiramenai!!!!!~" that was held on January 22, 2021, at Zepp Haneda, Tokyo. Other than that, to commemorate the release of "Macross Delta the Movie: Absolute Live!!!!!!" and "Gekijou Tanpen Macross Frontier: Toki no Meikyuu (Lit. Short Movie Macross Frontier: The Time Labyrinth)" at the same timing, the "Chou Jikuu Collaboration Uta Senkyo!!!!!!! (Lit. Super-dimensional Song's Election" will be held at the designated website. It is currently recruiting the "Macross Frontier" songs that you want Walküre to sing and the "Macross Delta" songs that you want Sheryl and Ranka to sing, the deadline is on September 5, it will surely attract the fan to submit their application. There will be a project being held on Twitter as well, do check out the designated website for more information.
July 28 is Nakamura Shugo's birthday. Nakamura Shugo made his debut as a voice actor in the 2010s. He won the Best New Actors award in the 13th Seiyu Awards. In 2021, he appears in "TSUKIPRO THE ANIMATION2" and other titles, and he is in charge of MC on "WEEKEND" of "Say You to Yoasobi". He debuted as an artist in 2019. He has released his 1st album "NATURAL" and 4th single "Kowareta Sekaii no Byoushin wa" on his birthday this year. To celebrate his birthday, Anime!Anime! conducted a reader survey titled 'Who is your favorite character played by Nakamura Shugo?'. During the survey period from July 11 to 18, a total of 179 responses were received. For the gender ratio, the females were the majority with about 90% while the males were about 10%. For the age distribution, we received the majority of responses from readers of young ages: about 40% were teens, and about 40% were in their 20s. ■Anime, games, stages... Various characters have been ranked in! 1st place 1st place went to Tendou Teru from "The Idolmaster: SideM". The support rating was about 55%. Tendou Teru is an idol who has a background as a lawyer and belongs to "DRAMATICSTARS", a unit of three. His strong sense of justice seems to fascinate the fans, and the comments received are, "Shugo-san's warm voice and his convincing play, inspired by his rich life experience, perfectly matches Teru", "His name itself well represents his personality just like the sun that brings to light, and Shugo-san's voice matches such personality. His stable singing voice is wonderful and leads other idols as a center", and "Teru-san is straightforward and enthusiastic, but gentle and supportive at the same time. I like his voice and performance". Since this was Nakamura-san's first work, some readers see him in the character, saying, "Teru is the first character for Nakamura-san to play, so I feel as if they were working together in their life", "Nakamura-san's wonderful singing skills and him leading other members to liven up live performances are just like Teru". The character topped the list, showing the overwhelming strength of the winning majority of votes. 2nd place 2nd place went to Kuga Issei from "TSUKIPRO THE ANIMATION". The support rating was about 10%. Kuga Issei is a member of QUELL, a unit of four. The readers seem to be attracted by his cool but passionate feelings, saying "He initially seemed inexperienced and quiet person, but he actually has various aspects such as giving his opinions on the theme of his interest, having an inquiring mind, and taking good care of Ichiru, his twin brother", "Shugo-san's play perfectly recreates Issei's delicate and gentle personality. On the live-performances, I can catch a glimpse of his strength in his kindness". The TV anime "TSUKIPRO THE ANIMATION 2" is currently on air. The characters with completely opposite personalities have been ranked top-2. 3rd place 3rd place went to Nakatani Shuji from "AD-LIVE 2020". The support rating was about 8%. This is a character that he played in "AD-LIVE", an improvisation stage play. The readers seem to be surprised by his performance, saying "I was surprised by the development of this improvisation story and the fact that Nakamura Shugo-san himself had created this role", and "I cannot imagine that this character is an improvisation character. I want everyone to watch this to see Nakamura-san's talent". Let's Go Nakamura, who he played in "AD-LIVE ZERO" held in 2019, also won some votes. The characters from stage plays have ranked top3, which is rare for the Anime!Anime! surveys. ■Let's introduce other comments!! Takashima Tomoki from "Outburst Dreamer Boys" "I like his gap that he can only love 2-dimensions even though he has a good-looking. I was glad to see his reaction just like ours." Stork from "Caligula Overdose" "His looking and way of speaking are extremely odd, but I somehow got attached to him while playing the game. The featured song 'Love Scope' has a right degree of weirdness, and I love it." Shinkai Fukami from "aoppella!?" "I like the gap that he is in charge of vocal percussion and good at karate, even though he looks calm and speaks in a gentle manner." "I knew that he was good at singing, but I did not imagine that he was also good at vocal percussion!" Frank from "Find Me in Paris" The readers also voted for an overseas drama, with comments like "This is a dubbed version of an overseas drama. His voice and perfectly matches the performance, and I really like it." In this survey, various characters have ranked from a game, drama CD, and stage play, as well as anime. ■Ranking Top10 [Who is your favorite character played by Nakamura Shugo?] 1. Tendou Teru "The Idolmaster: SideM" 2. Kuga Issei "TSUKIPRO THE ANIMATION" 3. Nakatani Shuji "AD-LIVE 2020" 4. Shinkai Fukami "aoppella!?" 5. Takashima Tomoki "Outburst Dreamer Boys" 6. Chatannakiri "Touken Ranbu -Online-" 6. Kirisaki Shidou "MILGRAM" 6. Stork "Caligula Overdose" 9. Inui Tomomi "Riajuu no Ore ga, Inkyara no Geboku ni Natta Hanashi Suru?" 9. Orikawa Yuuri "Maison Half Dozen" 9. Tenjin Haruto "On Air!" （Survey Period: July 11 - July 18, 2021) *This survey is intended to research the readers' "interest in anime and characters today". It is not intended to discuss the relative merits of each character nor work. I would be glad if this article can help you develop an understanding and interest in the anime and characters. ■All the Characters that Won Votes [Who is your favorite character played by Nakamura Shugo?] Tendou Teru "The Idolmaster: SideM" Kuga Issei "TSUKIPRO THE ANIMATION" Nakatani Shuji "AD-LIVE 2020" Shinkai Fukami "aoppella!?" Takashima Tomoki "Outburst Dreamer Boys" Chatannakiri "Touken Ranbu -Online-" Stork "Caligula Overdose" Kirisaki Shidou "MILGRAM" Inui Tomomi "Riajuu no Ore ga, Inkyara no Geboku ni Natta Hanashi Suru?" Orikawa Yuuri "Maison Half Dozen" Tenjin Haruto "On Air!" Momose "Otogi No Uta: Chronicle" Tandrion "Atelier Online: Alchemists of Braceir" Fuckshit "Mid90s" Frank "Find Me in Paris" Let's Go Nakamura "AD-LIVE ZERO"
As the fourth time of the "READING MUSEUM," a fresh reading performance project directed by a voice actor Namikawa Daisuke, the first daytime performance of "Ikebukuro Night Owl Tales 2," featuring Namikawa, Shimono Hiro, and Okamoto Nobuhiko, was held at a venue in Tokyo on July 24. This work is a sequel to the first in the series, and takes place at the "Night Owl," a bar located in a corner of Ikebukuro. When the seedy piano music started and the "Master" played by Namikawa appeared on stage, the audience was filled with anticipation and joy, and warmly applauded. The master explained to the first-time visitors that this was an unusual bar where they could enjoy scary and mysterious stories about Ikebukuro along with drinks, and the performance began. The main story begins! The first story was about a "gaze" that made people see things they couldn't see. The master's pauses and inflected tone of voice seemed to bring the scene directly to life. The customer, played by Okamoto, who was sitting at the counter, seemed to enjoy listening to the master's story with great interest. The two seemed to be on the same page, and there was a scene where they talked about the electronic piano in the Night Owl. The master then talked about the second story "Performance" related to the electronic piano, and the third story "Taste of Honey" that he experienced when he was in high school. The live piano performance and the subdued lighting added to the unique atmosphere of the Night Owl. The customer who liked the mysterious and cozy atmosphere of Night Owl asked the master, "Aren't you hiring staff?" The master replied, "I'd like a bartender who likes ghost stories and alcohol, who can talk well, and who has a good voice... I won't ask that much, but I would like someone who loves this bar......" He came forward with a smile and said, "How about me?" The scene transitions to another day at the "Night Owl" bar. The customer sitting at the counter, played by Shimono, seems to be uncomfortable with scary stories. The master begins to tell him the fourth episode "Incoming Call", but the ending is scarier than he expected, and he screams out loud. The master can't help but laugh at the shout and the startled expression on his face. However, the customer praises the "narrator's voice," saying that it is good. Getting carried away by the praise, the master uses his mature voice to tell the story of the fifth episode, "Lingering Affection," which is about a manhole in Higashi-Ikebukuro Central Park. The customer then begins to tell the master about his experience of having a recurring dream. "I feel like I was waiting for someone in my dream," said the customer, who was curious about the "someone." The master replied and left some meaningful words, "Dreams are a sign of things to come." "I hope the ‘someone’ is a nice woman," the customer says, his heart burning for the woman he is waiting to meet. The master was told that the woman had started working as a bartender at the Night Owl, but the master had no idea who she was. Then, Narumi, a new bartender played by Okamoto, appears. When he listens carefully, he finds that the customer mistook Narumi for his first name. Although they have never met before, Narumi and the customer who calls himself "Machidori" feel as if they have met each other somewhere before. This encounter might be some "destiny" in a certain world line. As if to welcome their encounter, the atmosphere of the live piano performance changed and a cheerful tone filled the air. Narumi, played by Okamoto, seems aloof and unsure of his true feelings, while Machidori, played by Shimono, is pure, innocent and straightforward. In addition to the relationship that can be glimpsed in the interactions between the two, expectations grow for the future of the master, played by Namikawa, who is calm and seems to be able to see everything. Post-Performance Talks In the post-performance talk, Namikawa, Okamoto and Shimono appeared again. The content of the sequel was unexpectedly a "prequel", so they talked about the differences from the first sequel. While Shimono smiled as Okamoto said, "A scaredy-cat played by Shimono saves the world," Namikawa talked about "how difficult it was to read the story" this time, as he was in charge of the narration unlike the last time. Namikawa also said, "I felt the connection between the sequel and the previous one because of the story of the first one." Besides that, it was also revealed that they had competed to see how many times they bit their tongue before the show started, and Namikawa praised "Okamoto's skill in recovering from his bites." The story of "Ikebukuro Night Owls" has a lingering appeal, but this time some parts were added based on the opinions of the actors. They emphasized especially the last scene where Narumi and Machidori interact. The talk continued in a friendly manner, and in no time, the final speech was given. Shimono expressed his happiness at playing as Machidori and commented that he was looking forward to seeing how the relationship between Machidori and Narumi would develop. Okamoto was excited about the second part where he and Shimono would switch roles, but he surprised the audience by revealing that the ghost story Machidori told was actually an episode he had experienced himself. Finally, Namikawa expressed his heartfelt gratitude, saying, "I was able to deliver the sequel and feel a happy space to perform it. He concluded by saying, "I hope you will enjoy the rest of the show, including tomorrow," and closed the bar "Night Owl" where you can enjoy the mysterious space. (C) Ikebukuro Night Owl Tales 2/ READING MUSEUM
The activity of voice actors are not limited to anime anymore these days; there are many 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 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 July 26 to August 1. July 26: Yanagisawa Michiyo Hayashi Rinko Kishimoto Momoe Katou Natsuki Yamada Mari Saitou Rie Masu Nozomi Kitazawa Riki Yamazaki Masaya Moriyama Shuuichirou Sayama Tomonori July 27: Mizuno Manabi Maruzuka Kana Hasumi Erina Sakato Komatsuna Katayama Kana Sumitomo Nanae Nasu Megumi Ishii Naoko Kishimoto Takuya Takehusa Atsushi July 28: Nakamura Naoko Tanaka Ryouko Odaka Moemi Mori Yuuko Kanda Nami Madono Mitsuaki Kogami Hiromichi Sasaki Yoshihito July 29: Takahira Narumi Kawahara Kayoko Sasamoto Natsue Ootaki Shinya Narumi Takashi Maeda Kenichirou Oobayashi Youhei Odagaki Yuuta Ishigami Yuuichi Asai Keiichirou July 30: Kishiro Sakurako Hironaka Kumiko Murakami Harumi Yazawa Rieka Nanasawa Shin Horiuchi Kenyuu Kimura Ryouhei Suzuki Kouta Miyamoto Katsuya Sakano Shigeru July 31: Yamada Kinoko Oomae Aika Yaguchi Asami Iida Kunio Tabata Hiroto Furuya Takashi Matsui Fumihiro Iwata Mitsuo Muro Genki Sasaki Bin Motegi Shuuji Iwata Tsubasa Yoshikawa Kousuke Yoshimizu Kouhei Furuya Tooru Kawabe Shunsuke August 1: Hiiragi Rumi Yamato Megumi Shimazaki Haruka Hinata Yura Koseki Akihisa Kazuma Yoshikazu Morita Junpei Sugou Takayuki Hori Katsunosuke Takizawa Itsuki Happy Birthday!
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