「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 23 is "Sports Day". From 2020, "Physical Education Day" has been renamed "Sports Day", and in 2021 it has been changed to July 23, to the scheduled date for the opening ceremony of the Tokyo Olympics. Sport is a popular genre for anime. Various sport anime such as baseball, soccer, basketball, boxing, and volleyball have been broadcast and released, and have attracted a lot of attention. Anime!Anime! conducted a survey about which anime is the most popular among readers. Therefore, this time, we conducted a reader survey entitled "Which is your favorite sport anime?" We received responses from 602 people during the survey period from July 5 to July 12. The male-female ratio is about 10% for males and about 90% for females. About 25% of the age group were teens, about 15% were in their 20s, about 20% were in their 30s, and about 25% were in their 40s. ■ "Yuri" wins the majority of votes! 1st place 1st place goes to "Yuri!!! on Ice" with an approval rating of about 50%. "Yuri!!! on Ice" is a figure skating anime that was broadcast in 2016. The realism of skate competitions amazed many people, "Although figure skating is a splendid art, this work clearly shows all the rigor of sports. I was surprised that the acting was also made like the real thing.", and "I was overwhelmed by the skating scenes so much, that I felt like I was really watching a competition The choreography and music are also built in, and I could feel a love of figure skating." Some readers also commented that they started to be interested in figure skating after this work. Veteran athletes as the main characters and unique overseas athletes are another reason for its popularity, "The spokon heart-full anime about the main character in his 20s who tries to improve his skills while deepening ties with coaches who are about the same age was great.", and "The strength, weakness, and splendidness of human interactions between athletes was also wonderful." There were many comments of anticipation for "Yuri!!! on Ice The Movie: Ice Adolescence" which is currently being produced. 2nd place 2nd place goes to "Haikyu!!" with an approval rating of about 18%. "Haikyu!!" is based on the volleyball manga published in "Weekly Shonen Jump". The broadcast of the TV anime started in 2014, and multiple series have been produced. Realistic games and emotional characters stole fans' hearts, "The technique and tactics of volleyball are beautifully depicted, the composition is powerful, the drawing is careful, and a tense production make it the best.", and "Every high school has its own drama and individuality, and it is a sport anime that can be supported regardless of the enemy or ally. The work that suits the word youth the best!" 3rd place 3rd place goes to "Free!" with an approval rating of about 4%. "Free!", which exploits the theme of swimming, has been on air since 2013. It is a popular work, part 1 of which "Free! The Final Stroke" will be on screens on September 17, 2021. The beauty of the visuals and the touching friendship attracted a lot of attention, "Through the medley relay, the bonds, promises, and passionate friendships with friends were dramatically depicted, and them chasing dreams have shaken my soul. This is a special work for me, which I rewatch every summer.", and "I am deeply moved by the growth of the characters and the way they work hard, but above all, the depiction of water is very beautiful and fascinating." ■ Let's introduce other comments! For "Major", "Life is depicted through baseball! It makes me excited to see Goro, who was a child, becoming a major leaguer over time. In 'Major 2nd' Goro did well as a parent supporting his kid." About "The Prince of Tennis," "I can't take my eyes off because there are a lot of unique characters that I can't think of as junior high school students, and sometimes a phenomenon that transcends tennis occurs." For "SLAM DUNK", "A masterpiece that is not getting old after a time. Even lost or lose, the impressing beauty of standing up again is always there." There were some comments for "Backflip!!" the movie of which has been announced, "I like the fact that characters gradually build trust with colleagues and grow. While there are a lot of games that use a ball among sports anime, it was good to deal with a genre that I haven't seen much, such as men's rhythmic gymnastics. I'm looking forward to the movie!" In this survey, various sports anime such as basketball, baseball, tennis, and soccer are ranked in. Looking up to 20th place, there was also a vote for titles dealing with fictitious competitions. ■ Top 10 rankings "What is your favorite sports anime?" 1st place "Yuri !!! on ICE" 2nd place "Haikyu !!" 3rd place "Free!" 4th place "Kuroko's Basketball" 5th place "Major" 6th place "Prince of Tennis" 7th place "Ace of Diamond" 8th place "SLAM DUNK" 9th place "Backflip !!" 9th place "Yowamushi Pedal" (Response period: July 5, 2021 to July 12, 2021) ■ Ranking Top 20 "What is your favorite sports anime?" 1st place "Yuri !!! on ICE" 2nd place "Haikyu !!" 3rd place "Free!" 4th place "Kuroko's Basketball" 5th place "Major" 6th place "Prince of Tennis" 7th place "Ace of Diamond" 8th place "SLAM DUNK" 9th place "Backflip !!" 9th place "Yowamushi Pedal" 11th place "Inazuma Eleven" 12th place "Captain" 12th place "Baby Steps" 14th place "SK∞ SK8" 14th place "touch" 16th place "Ahiru no Sora" 16th place "Big Windup!" 16th place "Captain Tsubasa" 16th place "Keijo !!!!!!!!" 16th place "GIANT KILLING" 16th place "Burning Kabaddi" 16th place "Battle Athletes Great Athletics" 16th place "YAWARA!" (Response period: July 5, 2021 to July 12, 2021)
July 24th is Telework Day. Telework Day was established in 2017, to ease congestion during the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics and to promote remote work nationwide. The date was set for July 24 since the Tokyo Olympics opening ceremony was originally planned for July 24th, 2020. Teleworking has spread due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Some might find it harder to communicate remotely or to make a distinction between work and private life. Working from home might not be easy for everyone. So, Anime! Anime! took a reader survey titled “Which character seems to be good at “working remotely?”. We got answers from 105 readers from July 7th to 14th. For gender ratio, there were more answers from female readers since female readers account for 77%, while male readers account for 25%. For the age ratio, we received answers mostly from young readers, the age group under 19 accounts for 50%, and 20’s accounts for 35%. ■ Hard-working Characters Ranked High! 1st Place First place goes to Doppo Kunikida from ‘Bungo Stray Dogs’ with a support rate of 8%. Doppo Kunikida belongs to the superpower association “Buso Tanteisha”. He is the type of person who makes detailed schedules, “He is a perfectionist and a workaholic, so he is capable of working hard remotely as well! ” and “He is always honest, so he will probably volunteer to host the remote meetings. ” His straightforward personality was appreciated and got first place. 2nd Place Second place goes to Kento Nanami from “JUJUTSU KAISEN” . The support rate was 6%. Kento Nanami is a shaman who used to be an office worker. “He will work hard and try to finish his job on time even at home.” and “His experience as an office worker should be useful, but how does a shaman work remotely…?” His honest personality again was the reason for voting. “The movie JUJUTSU KAISEN 0” will be released in December this year. The character from popular anime was ranked high. 3rd Place Third place goes to Hirotaka Nifuji from “Love Is Hard for Otaku”, coming in a close third. Hirotaka Nifuji is an office worker who loves playing games. We got comments from readers, “It’s easy or rather better for him to work remotely, but he will probably play games secretly.” Another character, Tao Kabakura, from “Love is Hard for Otaku” also ranked in 4th place. ■ Here are some other comments!! A comment on Doppo Kannonzaka from “Hypnosis Mic: Division Rap Battle”, “He is an office worker who is too negative usually, but working remotely might work for him!” Other readers commented on Kirito from “Sword Art Online”, “I can imagine him working hard from home, too focused and forgetting to eat”, and “He was active in the virtual reality world, so working remotely should be a piece of cake for him. ” Comment on Hozuki from “Hozuki's Coolheadedness”: “I think that aid will be so efficient on a screen as well.” Comment on Miss Kobayashi from “Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid”: “She is good at her job in the office, so she should be capable of working remotely as well. Tohru will take care of her and Kanna’s cuteness will make her relaxed and more productive.” The survey result shows that hard-working and reliable characters are ranked high. Many characters who have experiences in office work ranked high as well. ■ Top 5 rankings “Which character seems good at working remotely?” 1st Doppo Kunikida from “Bungo Stray Dogs” 2nd Kento Nanami from “JUJUTSU KAISEN” 3rd Hirotaka Nifuji from “Love Is Hard for Otaku” 4th Toru Amuro from “Detective Conan” 4th Taro Kabakura from “Love Is Hard for Otaku” 4th Miss Kobayashi from “Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid” 4th Choe Guseong from “PSYCHO-PASS” 4th Ai Haibara from “Detective Conan” 4th Mary Sera from “Detective Conan” (Answer period : July 7th - 14th 2021) ■ Top 10 rankings “Which character seems good at working remotely?” 1st Doppo Kunikida from “Bungo Stray Dogs” 2nd Kento Nanami from “JUJUTSU KAISEN” 3rd Hirotaka Nifuji from “Love Is Hard for Otaku” 4th Toru Amuro from “Detective Conan” 4th Taro Kabakura from “Love Is Hard for Otaku” 4th Miss Kobayashi from “Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid” 4th Choe Guseong from “PSYCHO-PASS” 4th Ai Haibara from “Detective Conan” 4th Mary Sera from “Detective Conan” 10th Izaya Orihara from “DURARARA!!” 10th Doppo Kannonzaka from “Hypnosis Mic：Division Rap Battle” 10th Nobuchika Ginoza from “PSYCHO-PASS” 10th Gintoki Sakata from “Gintama” 10th Akane Tsunemori from “PSYCHO-PASS” 10th Toshiro Hijikata from “Gintama” 10th Gentaro Yumeno from “Hypnosis Mic：Division Rap Battle” 10th Kankichi Ryotsu from “KochiKame: Tokyo Beat Cops” (Answer period : July 7th - 14th 2021)
July 22 is "Umi no Hi" (Marine Day). Marine Day is a national holiday set in 1996. When it was first established, it was July 20 but since 2003, it was moved to the third Monday in July. In 2021, due to the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympic, the holiday has been moved to July 22, the day before the opening ceremony. Umi is a familiar character name in anime. There are many characters with "Umi/海" in their name, regardless of their gender. So, who's the most popular among them? We at Anime!Anime! conducted the annual survey asking, "Who's the First Character that Comes to Mind with 'Umi/海' in Their Name?" There were 167 votes during the survey period from July 2 to July 9. The gender ratio was 40% male to 60% female with a bit more female voters, and the age range was on the younger side with 45% under 20 and 30% in their 20s. ■"Love Live!" Sonoda Umi tops the list for the fourth year in a row! 1st Place Sonoda Umi tops the list with roughly 22%, keeping her at the top for four consecutive years. "Since she is responsible and trusted by everyone, her name is called a lot and left a strong impression on me. It's a wonderful name that fits her perfectly, as pure and clear as the sea. I also love that her name is not just '海' but '海未'," and "The first character that comes to mind when I hear 'Umi' is Umi-chan. Her airheadedness that sometimes peaks through is so cute," are comments that show how her diligence and the gap between her airheadedness fascinates her fans. 2nd Place Coming in 2nd is Shinkai KanataSouta (深海奏汰) from "Ensemble Stars!" with roughly 7% of the votes, moving him up from last year's 6th place. Shinkai KanataSouta, the idol who loves the ocean and the head of the Marine Biology Club was popular for his slightly unusual personality and received votes such as "I love how he loves the water and tries to jump into the ocean whenever he sees it," and "I have an impression that he's always floating in the water and it's so cute." He is deeply related to the ocean since his family business is an aquarium and his theme color is blue. 3rd Place Umibouzu from "Gintama" takes 3rd place with roughly 6% of the votes, moving him up from last year's 10th place. Umiboouzu is the father of the heroine of the series, Kagura. He received votes such as "He forever cherishes his wife, Kouka, and takes care of his children, Kagura-chan and Kamui-kun. I'm fascinated by his fatherly figure." "Gintama: The Final" being released this year may have helped boost his ranking. ■Here are some comments for other characters! For Kaidou Shun (海藤瞬) from "The Disastrous Life of Saiki K.", "It's funny that he has '海' in his surname but can't swim at all." For Ahagon Umiko from "NEW GAME!", "How she hates being called 'Ahagon' and tries to force people to call her 'Umiko' left a strong impression on me." There were also votes for the latest anime from 2021. For Misakino Kukuru (海咲野くくる) from "The Aquatope on White Sand", "The director deputy of an aquarium in Okinawa. Her appearances like her blue hair remind me of the ocean." For Natsuumi Manatsu from "Tropical-Rouge! Pretty Cure", "Manatsu-chan loves the ocean! I hope she continues to share her energy with us." While regular characters were popular in the 2021 survey, some characters from the latest titles like "Tropical-Rouge! Pretty Cure" and "Jujutsu Kaisen" also made the list. ■Top 20 "Who's the First Character that Comes to Mind with 'Umi/海' in Their Name?" 1. Sonoda Umi "Love Live!" 2. Shinkai KanataFukami Souta (深海奏汰) "Ensemble Stars!" 3. Umibouzu "Gintama" 4. Kaidou Shun (海藤瞬) "The Disastrous Life of Saiki K." 5. Shiodome Miuna (潮留美海) "Nagi-Asu: A Lull in the Sea" 5. Natsuumi Manatsu / Cure Summer "Tropical-Rouge! Pretty Cure" 7. Umino Iruka "Naruto" 8. Hoshiumi Kourai "Haikyuu!!" 9. Nanami Kento (七海建人) "Jujutsu Kaisen" 10. Tsunami Jousuke (綱海条介) "Inazuma Eleven" 11. Kaiba Seto (海馬瀬人) "Yu-Gi-Oh!" 12. Fuzuki Kai (文月海) "Tsukiuta. The ANIMATION" 13. Ahagon Umiko "NEW GAME!" 13. Ichinose Kai (一ノ瀬海) "Forest of Piano" 13. Kaiou Michiru (海王みちる) / Sailor Neptune "Sailor Moon" 16. Ryuuzaki Umi "Magic Knight Rayearth" 17. Detective Dolphin (Umino Dozaemon) "KochiKame: Tokyo Beat Cops" 17. Nanami Haruka (七海春歌) "Uta no Prince-sama" 17. Hondou Hidemi (本堂瑛海) "Detective Conan" 17. Matsuzaki Umi "From Up on Poppy Hill" (Survey Period: July 2 - July 9, 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.
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 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