「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.
From the TV anime "Night Head 2041", which is on air from July 14, comments from Toyokawa Etsushi, who played the role of Kirihara Naoto in the TV dorama version, and celebrities with siblings from various media have arrived. "Night Head 2041" is an original TV anime revived by the script of the original author, George Iida, who has been the director of the TV doramas for more than 30 years. In addition to siblings Kirihara Naoto and Naoya who suffer because of their supernatural powers in the dorama, another pair of brothers, Kuroki Takuya and Yuya, who are hunting the Kirihara siblings with powers as a national security unit, appears in this work. Welcome to a new story of "Night Head". To commemorate the start of the broadcast, comments from Toyokawa Etsushi, who played the role of Kirihara Naoto in the TV dorama broadcast in 1992 have arrived. Furthermore, since the main characters of "Night Head 2041" are the Kirihara brothers and the Kuroki brothers, comments were also received from celebrity siblings who are active in various fields. It includes Miura Yutaro, Ito Shunsuke (Oswald), Tsuchiya Shimba, Tsuchiya Honoka, Iketani Naoki, Kashiwabara Shuji, Yoshida Brothers, Yamagami Brothers, and Daitaku. "Night Head 2041" is on air on Fuji TV "+ Ultra" and other channels every Wednesday from July 14. The first broadcast is scheduled to start at 01:05 A.M., which is a 10-minute push. Toyokawa Etsushi (Kirihara Naoto) "Night Head" is a special work in my career that has made many people know me. I have a lot of memories related to both Director Iida and Shinji. It was a pretty tough shoot, but it was a fulfilling six months. "Night Head 2041" is also based on the original work by Director Iida, so it is a work with a considerably upgraded worldview. I'll be looking forward to watching each episode. Miura Yutaro [Singer-songwriter] The fully remade anime adaptation of "Night Head" is released. Moreover, the story is set in the near future of 2041. My heart is throbbing. I feel that my younger brother is an irreplaceable family and companion to me, though not as much as the Kirihara brothers. I think there were many things that become possible to overcome when there are two of them. Brothers who are "running away" and brothers who are "chasing". How will do these two groups interact and what kind of fate do they face? I am very much looking forward to it as a viewer. Ito Shunsuke (Oswald) [Comedian] Many people who are chasing their ideals are unaware of their own abilities. For example, some people end their lives as office workers despite their tremendous talent for baseball. However, there are many cases where it leads to happiness. Compared to resisting unwanted situations with unwanted abilities, like those in this story. Thinking about this, my sister, who has the happiness of being able to jump into the desired world with the desired abilities, seems very strange. Tsuchiya Shimba [Voice Actor] This anime is awesome! When I finished watching episode 1, I muttered without thinking, "I'll be addicted to this." A magnificent yet easy-to-enter world view, in which the romantic theme of "supernatural powers" is intertwined with the universal issue of "national organizations and individuals." Definitely a god anime. Please watch episode 1. I'm sure you will understand my excitement! Honoka Tsuchiya [Talent] Speedy and powerful battle action showed in Japan's top-level CG anime. It feels so real that you are immersed in that world. It's amazing! I forgot about the time, and I literally binge-watched! What will happen to the story that unfolds over psychic powers... I can't help but looking forward to it! Iketani Naoki [World record holder in the Monster Box at 23 boxes] ESP, brothers, fate... I enjoyed the uncertain story-telling where the brothers are intersected with various destinies in the near future. I chose the same sport as my brother and he was my senior, so I found it very nice for the brothers in this story to get along and help each other. Kashiwabara Shuji [Actor / Artist] That legendary masterpiece "Night Head" is back as an anime with the script by George Iida, who is also the original author! That's why I was so excited. When I started to watch it, I was absorbed in the beauty of the visual and the interesting story, and before I noticed it, I was completely immersed in the worldview. Since it's a brother story, I, who also have a brother, can sympathize, and I'm looking forward to future developments!! Yoshida Brothers [Musician] ● Older brother Yoshida Ryoichiro Believe in power, believe in friends, believe in now, but don't know the truth ... There is something in common with 2021. However, the answer may be in this anime !? Please watch it. ● Younger brother Yoshida Kenichi What's going on? Unpredictable development. You will be drawn into each brother's past, dots and lines, and the future beyond. What will do people with powers to a government that enforces governance with a biased thinking? I can't help looking forward to the continuation. Yamagami brothers [Magicians] ● Older brother Yamagami Yoshinosuke "Night Head" is a dorama that was released even before we were born and it will be revived as a TV anime this year. I can't help but look forward to seeing how two brothers will interact with each other, with rich content and drawing that make you feel as if you were watching a movie. Is this brother's encounter a coincidence or inevitability? The time of "Night Head 2041" is now. ● Younger brother, Yamagami Akinoshin SF story unfolds with a tremendous force of action. Two brothers are at the mercy of fate. ESP, law, times, and a mysterious girl. As each thought and feeling intersect, brothers' feelings become touching. I felt that there was something I could learn for me being the brother. This is an original anime that can be enjoyed not only by anime fans but also by drama fans! Please take a look at it. Daitaku [Comedians] ● Older brother Dai Yoshimoto The near future where psychic powers are banned. A world where people with powers are suppressed by military power, and even "AKIRA" is designated as a forbidden book. Brothers vs. brothers fight there. Although they are in different positions, there is unchanging brotherhood. I like the development and the sense of tempo that go one after another This work is recommended for all brothers. By the way, we can also use twin telepathy. Just kidding. ● Younger brother, Yoshimoto Taku Everything starts with a dot. The points are twisted and connected. As the word says, two pairs of brothers with abilities are connected in different positions. And the existence of a mysterious girl. A sci-fi action set in the near future, and the CG images are unbearably beautiful. It feels great to see the abilities and people that become clear in each episode! If everyone sees it, the barrier will definitely be broken! (C) George Iida / Night Head 2041 Production Committee
“WOWOW Original Drama Hakuoki" will be broadcasted and distributed on WOWOWOW Prime and WOWOWOW On Demand with a total of 10 episodes. Wakayanagi Kotoko (playing Yukimura Chizuru), Yano Masato Yano (playing Saito Hajime), and Kanai Sonde (playing Okita Souji) have been announced as cast members in the second round of announcements, and their character visuals have also been released. “Hakuoki" is a romantic adventure game for women, the first of which was released in 2008. Set in the turbulent period at the end of the Tokugawa Shogunate, the game follows the heroine Yukimura Chizuru as she travels to Kyoto in search of her missing father and finds herself in the Shinsengumi (Edo period police). The game depicts the hardships that confront the Shinsengumi as shown in historical fact, the love between Chizuru and the troopers, the whereabouts of Chizuru's father Tsunamichi, and the shocking facts hidden about Chizuru herself. The series has been developed through various media mixes including games, TV anime, theatrical anime, stage shows, musicals, and comics, and 13 years after the release of the first game, the series is still going strong. Recently, it was announced that Sakiyama Tsubasa will be playing the role of Hijikata Toshizo, the second-in-command of the Shinsengumi, and there was a huge response on SNS. Three additional cast members that have been revealed are Wakayanagi Kotoko, Yano Masato, and Kanai Sonde. Wakayanagi-san will play the role of Yukimura Chizuru, the heroine who holds the key to the story and was unanimously supported by the judges in an audition in which more than 200 people participated, winning the title of heroine. Yano-san, who has appeared in such dramas as "Legal High" and the movie "HiGH&LOW THE WORST," will play the role of Saito Hajime, the leader of the Shinsengumi's Sanbangumi (the 3rd Group), as well as in the stage productions of "HiQ! and "PATARILLO! Kanai-san, who has appeared on stage in "Haikyu!" and "Patarilo!", will play Okita Souji, the leader of the Shinsengumi's Ichibanbumi (the 1st Group). In addition to the above, other familiar Shinsengumi members from the original story, the cast members who will play the "demons" who are in conflict with them, and the details of the broadcasting and distribution schedule will be announced in the future. In addition to this "WOWOW Original Drama Hakuoki", a new OVA of the anime has been decided to be produced, and the "Hakuoki" series will continue to gain momentum through various media mixes. Wakayanagi Kotoko (playing Yukimura Chizuru) ●How did you feel when you were chosen to appear in this film? Before the audition, I had been watching the same scenes from the anime over and over again, studying the lines and movements, and practicing the sword fighting, so I was very happy. I was filled with a sense of excitement and thrill at the prospect of playing Chizuru-chan. But at the same time, I was very anxious because I knew that "Hakuoki" is a work that has been loved by many people and cherished for many years. ●What was your role and how did you create it? Of course, I watched all of the anime, and I also looked at the social networking sites of the actors who played Yukimura Chizuru in the musical, and I worried a lot about what I should pay attention to and how I should act like them. In the end, the most important thing I tried to do was to love and cherish "Hakuoki", the character Yukimura Chizuru, the Shinsengumi, and the people around me. ●Message to the viewers Hello everyone, my name is Wakayanagi Kotoko and I play the role of Yukimura Chizuru. I was able to play the role with the help and support of the cast and staff, including Sakiyama-san, the lead actor. The drama "Hakuoki" team and I put all our energy into creating this work, which is filled with many different feelings. I want to share it with as many people as possible! I want to deliver it to many people! I want it to resonate with you! Please watch the drama "Hakuoki"! Yano Masato（playing Saito Hajime） ●How did you feel when you were chosen to appear in this film? When I first joined the agency, I saw the stage production of "Hakuoki" (2010) as a learning experience. More than 10 years have passed since then, and I am very happy to be reunited with them in the form of a drama, and to be able to play a role in it. Since this work has been loved by fans for a long time, I faced the work with the feeling that I wanted to create a delicate worldview. ●What is your role and how do you create it? At first glance, Saito Hajime may seem cool and unmoved by things, but as he describes himself as a "left-handed, wicked swordsman," he is naïve, but he is also more confident than others in his sword skills, and he has something very passionate, like a blue flame. To be specific, I listened and talked with my head held high to give a cool impression, kept my tone of voice low and constant, and blinked less to express the passion inside. I had to think about many things while acting. ●Message to the viewers To "Hakuoki" fans and newcomers, I'm Yano Masato, and I'm playing Saito Hajime! We've been working on this work for about a year, and we've put a lot of time and effort into it. The staff and producers have spent even more time on this work. I hope you will warmly watch over the "Hakuoki" that is filled with so much love. One of the highlights of the film is the first time I worked with a sword choreographer, using my left hand, which is the opposite of my dominant hand! Kanai Sonde（playing Okita Souji） ●How did you feel when you were chosen to be in this film? First of all, I was surprised and happy at the same time because I never thought that I would be playing Okita Souji. When I read the original story and script of "Hakuoki", I wondered why men's tragedies are so beautiful. (laughs). I think fans of "Hakuoki" will be attracted to it, even though it's painful, painful, painful! At the same time, I felt that this work depicts the feelings of men for their fellow Shinsengumi members, their responsibility and honesty, and the sadness of fate. ●What is your role and how did you create it? My impression of Okita Souji from the Shinsengumi was that he was thin, gentle, and like a loving younger brother. However, when I read the original story and the script, I found that Okita Souji in "Hakuoki" is cynical and mischievous. I felt that this was not too far from me, so I relied on my senses to a large extent. I was conscious of not making too much of it. Also, more than anything else, I love Kondo-san. ●Message to the audience “Hakuoki" is a popular work that has been released in a variety of media, so I think there are high expectations for it. Since this is a live-action adaptation, the director and all the staff were eager to take on the challenge! We actors played the role with the enthusiasm of the director and staff. During the filming, we gradually deepened our friendship by living as the Shinsengumi, and our days were hot, cold, and intense. We hope that fans of the original story, period drama fans who like the Shinsengumi, and people who like human dramas will all enjoy this film.
A new “Hakuoki” OVA was announced. Along with the announcement, a teaser visual, a new character, and additional casting for the live-action were also revealed. Starting off as a sim dating game titled “Hakuoki ~Shinsengumi Kitan~, Demon of the Fleeting Blossom: The Tale of the Shinsengumi”, the “Hakuoki” series expanded into a multimedia franchise for which installments include a TV Anime, a stage play, a musical, and OVA adaptations. Set at the closing days of the Edo era, the series plot dramatizes the battles of the Shinsengumi men in a unique style. The released teaser visual for the new anime OVA series shows the character Hijikata Toshizo unsheathing his sword lit under the moonlight. A new character Sakai Hyogo is set to appear in the new OVA. Additionally, the 2nd round of cast members for the live-action drama “WOWOW Original Drama Hakuoki” were also announced. The additional members are Wakayanagi Kotoko as the heroine Yukimura Chizuru; Yano Masato as the leader of the third division of the Shinsengumi, Saito Hajime; and Kanai Sonde as the First Division Captain of the Shinsengumi, Okita Soji. Further news and details will be updated at the official website. (C) IF-ID / “Hakuoki” Production Committee 2021
Tite Kubo, the author of “BLEACH”, released “villain visuals” for Marvel’s latest drama series “Loki”, exclusively available on Disney’s official video distribution service “Disney +”. The new visual shows two “treacherous villains”, Sosuke Aizen from “BLEACH” and Loki from the Marvel series, standing side by side. The drama series “Loki” is a time-traveling thriller that centers on the villain Loki, the brother-in-law of Thor from the “Thor” series. The story focuses on Loki after he escapes from the Avengers in “Avengers: Endgame”. In the “Avengers” series, Loki is portrayed as a villain trying to steal his brother Thor’s position as the king of Asgard. Using lies and betrayal, Loki plays with Iron Man and other heroes to reach his goal. While he plays a role as a villain, Loki is also known for “betraying” the audience’s expectation by occasionally showing his love towards his brother and family. This is one of the reasons why he is loved by fans from around the world. In this collaboration, Sousuke Aizen from “BLEACH” challenges the “prince of betrayal”. When Sousuke first appears in the story as the captain of the 5th Division in the Gotei 13, he was portrayed as a calm, gentle, and trustful character. However, as the story goes on, it turns out that he has been plotting for years to achieve his ambition of “standing in the heavens”. Sousuke is also a villain of “betrayal” who left a strong impression on the readers. Kubo, the author, commented on the collaboration “it was fun to draw Sousuke again after all this time!”. The drama series "Loki" is now available exclusively on "Disney+". （C）2021 Marvel
TV Anime "Higurashi: When They Cry – Sotsu", one of the titles released in the summer of 2021, will start broadcasting on July 1. Also, it has been announced that "Cotton Drifting 2021 Higurashi Challenge" will be held on June 20, and that the museum featuring the title is scheduled. "Higurashi: When They Cry – Sotsu" will be released, with the first two episodes in a row, on July 1, 2021. "Higurashi When They Cry" (a.k.a. Higurashi) is based on a horror mystery novel game developed by Ryukishi07/07th Expansion. The story depicts a strange event that occurs in the rural village of Hinamizawa in the early summer of 1983. Ahead of the release, a project titled "Cotton Drifting 2021 Higurashi Challenge" will be held on June 20. Nico Nico Live and ABEMA will distribute "Higurashi: When They Cry – Gou" in one stroke, and a special program will also be streamed, featuring Nakahara Mai, Kanai Mika, and Ito Miki. Moreover, the goods of "'Higurashi When They Cry' Museum", which will be held from June 19 for a limited period, have also been shown. The lineup consists of "Acrylic Stand", "Clear Folder", "Tapestry", etc., with a newly drawn illustration, featuring Rena, Mion, Satoko, and Rika in Yukata. "Higurashi: When They Cry – Sotsu" will be released, with the first two episodes in a row, on July 1, 2021, on TOKYO MX, BS11, and other channels.
Prior to the anime film "Knights of Sidonia: Ai Tsumugu Hoshi" (to be released on June 4, 2021), a marathon of the "Knights of Sidonia" TV series on niconico Live was announced. You can even watch it together with Vtuber Carro Pino. "Knights of Sidonia" is based on the manga of the same title, which has received several awards such as the "Kodansha Manga Award" and the "Seiun Award". The TV anime series was produced by Polygon Pictures as its 30th-anniversary title and was the first Japanese anime to be streamed all over the world, receiving various awards. In "Knights of Sidonia: Ai Tsumugu Hoshi", which concludes the anime series, the main staff members of the anime returned under the supervision of the original author Nihei Tsutomu to depict the final battle of Sidonia. In preparation for the release of "Knights of Sidonia: Ai Tsumugu Hoshi", a marathon of the TV series will be streamed on niconico Live. The first season of the TV series "Knights of Sidonia" starts at 7:00 p.m. on June 2 (JST) and the 2nd season "Knights of Sidonia: Battle for Planet Nine" starts at 7:00 p.m. on June 3 (JST). Also, "Watch 'Knights of Sidonia' with Carro Pino" will start at 6:45 p.m. on June 2 (JST). Check out the streaming webpage for details. (C) Nihei Tsutomu, Kodansha / Toa Heavy Industries Gravity Festival Management Department (C) WFS
"Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid", "Future Diary", "Yosuga no Sora", the film "Okko's Inn", and other anime can be watched for free for Nico Nico Premium members at Nico Nico Video from noon, on June 1, 2021. The applicable anime are "Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid", "Future Diary", "Yosuga no Sora", and the film "Okko's Inn" together with May anime, which are "Mobile Suit Gundam: Char's Counterattack", "Revue Starlight", and OVA "Yuru Yuri". This is a chance for those who haven't watch it yet as well as those who wanted to watch it again. "Mobile Suit Gundam: Char's Counterattack", "Revue Starlight", and OVA "Yuru Yuri" are currently available for free for Nico Nico Premium members at Nico Nico Video. "Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid", "Future Diary", "Yosuga no Sora", and the film "Okko's Inn" will be available for free for Nico Nico Premium members at noon, on June 1, 2021. (C) Coolkyousinnjya, Futabasha/ Dragon Life Improvement Committee (C) Esuno Sakae, Kadokawa Bookstores/ 12 Owner of the Diaries (C) Sphere/ Okukosome Town Association (C) Reijou Hiroko, Asami, Kodansha/ Okko's Inn Production Committee (C) Project Revue Starlight (C) Sotsu, Sunrise (C) 2019 Namori/ Ichijinsha, Nanamori High Amusement Club
Ahead of the broadcast of the 3rd season of the TV anime "Dropkick on My Devil!", it was decided that the marathon of the season 2 "Dropkick on My Devil!! Dash" will be held on May 29, 2021. At the end of the marathon, there will also be an important announcement about the cast members of season 3. "Dropkick on My Devil!" is a comedy based on the same-name manga by the manga artist/ illustrator, Yukiwo that is serialized on the Web Magazine "Comic Meteor (Flex Comic) since April 2012. As of May 29, 2021, it has a total of 16 manga volumes and the latest volume, volume 17 will be released on June 11. "Dropkick on My Devil!" has a reputation (!?) for "having a lot of commercials for its game", but this time, it was announced that the first marathon of "Dropkick on My Devil!! Dash" will be held. It will also include the "Chitose Arc" that was produced with the hometown tax, which is the first in the country. At the end of the marathon, there will be an important announcement about the cast members of "Dropkick on My Devil!! X" . If you're a fan, don't miss out on this broadcast! The marathon of the TV anime season 2 "Dropkick on My Devil!! Dash" will start at 7:00 PM, on May 29, on Nico Nico Videos. (C) Yukiwo, Comic Meteor/ Dropkick on My Devil! X Production Committee
‘Anohana: That Flower We Saw That Day’ announced free streaming of episode 1 ‘Super Peace Busters’ to commemorate the 10th anniversary of its TV series. Episode 1 will be distributed on multiple streaming services. ‘Anohana: That Flower We Saw That Day’ (‘Anohana’ for short) is an original anime by Noitamina, a Fuji TV programming block, started in April 2011. The story centers on 6 characters: five teenage boys and girls built a wall around themselves due to an accident happened in the summer, and “Menma”, a girl who never seems to change. Depicting the characters’ conflicts in the mind, the anime has gained so much love from many fans that it got a movie adaptation. To commemorate the 10th anniversary of “Anohana”, multiple streaming services will distribute episode 1 ‘Super Peace Busters’ for free from July 24th at 21:00 to December 31st 2021. There are also other commemorative events in progress such as ‘ANOHANA 10 YEARS AFTER Fes.’, planned for August 28th. Visit the official website for more information. ‘Anohana: That Flower We Saw That Day’ episode 1 ‘Super Peace Busters’ is available for free-streaming on multiple streaming services. （C）ANOHANA PROJECT
In conjunction with "Sports’ Day", the full marathon of TV anime "Kuroko's Basketball" series will be held on "ABEMA" from July 22, 2021. Currently, "ABEMA" is having the "Abema Anime Fest 2021~ Anime Chou Natsu Matsuri~ (Lit. Abema Anime Fest 2021 ~Super Summer Anime Festival~)" that will have free broadcast or special project of the various famous anime from July to September. In conjunction with "Sports' Day", "Kuroko's Basketball" will be broadcast. "Kuroko's Basketball" is based on the manga that was serialized on "Weekly Shounen Jump" and it got its first anime in 2012. Then, this TV anime series has gotten a total of 3 seasons. The setting of this work takes place at the Seirin High School Basketball Club that started 2 years ago, and it depicts the youth basketball story of the main protagonist, Kuroko Tetsuya, who has a faint presence and below average athletic ability, and his partner with the tremendous jumping ability and the expected ace, Kagami Taiga, as they faced against their powerful rivals. Season 1 of the TV anime "Kuroko's Basketball" series was broadcast on July 22, season 2 will be broadcast on July 26, and season 3 will be broadcast on July 28, on "ABEMA Anime 2 Channel". (C) Fujimaki Tadatoshi/ Shueisha, Kuroko's Basketball Production Committee
A special anime commemorating the 20th anniversary of the publication of the fantasy historical novel series "Shabake" by Hatakenaka Megumi and the release of her latest book "Mou Ichido", has been released. It is currently being streamed on the "Shabake Official Website". Comments from the cast members including Enoki Junya, Uchiyama Koki and others have also arrived. "Shabake" is a fantasy historical novel by Hatakenaka Megumi that has sold more than 9 million copies in total. The story is about a sickly young master who solves difficult cases in Edo with demons. Today, to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the publication of the "Shabake" series and the release of the latest book "Mou Ichido", the "Shabake 20th Anniversary Special Anime" was released. It is directed by Ito Hideki known for "Natsume's Book of Friends the Movie: Ephemeral Bond," and produced by the anime studio Shuka, which also produces the "Natsume's Book of Friends" series. Also, the cast members include Enoki Junya as Young Master, Uchiyama Koki as Nikichi, Azakami Yohei as Sasuke, Kimura Ryohei as Byobu Nozoki, and Kanemoto Hisako as Suzuhikohime. In about three minutes, all the famous scenes from the "Shabake" series are condensed into one gorgeous work that both long-time fans and those who want to learn more about "Shabake" would enjoy.
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 "dance video" of the opening theme of TV anime "Life Lessons with Uramichi Oniisan" featuring voice actor and singer Mizuki Nana and Miyano Mamoru, was released on the official channel of "King Amusement Creative" at YouTube. "ABC Taisou" is a character song sung by the singing sister, Tadano Utano (voiced by Mizuki) and singing brother, Daga Iketeru (voiced by Miyano) in the anime "Life Lessons with Uramichi Oniisan". The video has depicted the two of them dancing smoothly in the clothing, where the color is similar to their characters, on the stage that looks like the education program "Together with Maman" from the anime. Also, it comes with a footage on theirs comments regarding the dance, so do check out how hype the two of them are in this collaboration after a long time. The single of "ABC Taisou" is priced at 1,400 JPY (tax excluded) and it is available at the stores now.
The special online performance "Disney Koe no Ouji-sama Voice Stars Dream Live Streaming 2021" featuring gorgeous voice actors, including Kimura Ryouhei, Shimazaki Nobunaga, Morikubo Showtaro, and Namikawa Daisuke, singing the famous songs of Disney, was held on July 22. This performance contains the scenes taken from the performances on April 11, at World Memorial Hall, Kobe, Hyogo and on June 13, at Pia Arena MM, Kanagawa, with the addition of the performance by the special guest. This performance had gathered the all start cast members, including Itou Kento, Ueda Keisuke, Urata Wataru, Ohta Motohiro, Okamiya Kurumu, Kimura Ryouhei, Shimazaki Nobunaga, Nakada Hiroki, Nakamura Shuugo, Miura Hiroki, and Morikubo Showtaro together with the two guests, Katou Kazuki and Namikawa Daisuke. While the audience is waiting for the start of the performance, they were shown with the various famous scenes of Disney's Animation and the lineup of the participating voice actors. And the performance started while the comment and Twitter are filled with the chanting of the cast members. Ohta Motohiro, Nakamura Shuugo, and Morikubo Showtaro in the blue-grey base prince outfit appeared on the glittering, solemn castle stage set. They performed "Once Upon A Dream" (From "Sleeping Beauty") together with the fated scene of Prince Phillip meeting Princess Aurora in the background, and it attracted the audiences to the world of dreams. Then, Itou Kento had sung "Out There" (From "The Hunchback of Notre Dame") majestically that charms anyone who heard it, followed by Okamiya Kurumu’s "Can You Feel The Love Tonight" (From "Lion King") in the deep gentle singing voice. With this, it caused the audience to be spellbound by them. After that, the fantasy-like stage was consists of the recital of "The Legend of the Lamp" (From "Aladdin") and singing of "Arabian Nights" (From "Aladdin") by Kimura Ryouhei that attract the audience. The next performance was Urata Wataru’s "One Jump Ahead" (From "Aladdin") with his shape-shifting voice tone and the cheerful rhythm. The next song from "Aladdin" is "Whole New World" by Nakata Hiroki together with the scene of Aladdin bringing Jasmine on the magic carpet ride. This radiant performance has charmed the audience. After that, it was the performance of the first male version of "Speechless" (From the live-action "Aladdin") sung tremendously by Miura Hiroki that you can't avert your eye off. Then, Shimazaki Nobunaga performed "Compass of Your Heart" (Sindbad’s Storybook Voyage at Tokyo DisneySea (R)) while clapping his hands with a dazzling smile. The tremendous world has change if he is navigating on the great sea. The second half of the performance started with the recital of “Beauty and the Beast” by Kimura Ryouhei, Urata Wataru, Ohta Motohiro, and Miura Hiroki, and the performance of “Something There” (From “Beauty and the Beast”) by Ueda Keisuke has throbbed the audience with the cheerful rhythm and his mellow singing voice. The next song was "Beauty and the Beast" (From "Beauty and the Beast") by Itou Kento and Miura Hiroki. They sang it charmingly together with the dance scenes of the emotional dancing scene of Belle and Beast. That was followed by Nakamura Shuugo, in the refreshing light blue and silver clothing with the image of the sea, performing "Under the Sea" (From "Little Mermaid"), which livened up the audience with the optimistic sound and light dance. Then, the atmosphere was changed by the bewitching melody and the one who appeared out of the smoke was Morikubo Showtaro. The audience was once again being attracted to a dark world filled with the villain’s charm via "Poor Unfortunate Souls" (From "Little Mermaid"). After that, the world of “Little Mermaid” was continued with "Part of Your World" by Urata Wataru and Shimazaki Nobunaga, who are singing in sync with gentle smiles. With the sound of the wave and the piano, Ohta Motohiro appeared and sang "How Far I’ll Go" (From "Moana") gently and refreshingly. With this, it is the time for the special stage that was revealed for the first time. It started with the recital of "Hercules", an adventure story of love and bravery of Hercules, who wanted to be a "True Hero", by Namikawa Daisuke. He has attracted the audience to the world of "Hercules" with the several sounds that are created by his single voice. After that, the theme song "Go the Distance" (the theme song of "Hercules") by Katou Kazuki was performed tremendously with his beautiful voice, and it was followed with "Shooting Start" (From "Hercules") by Katou as well. The performance of the Japanese lyric of "Shooting Stars" the song that was not used in the film but is a hidden famous song among the Disney fan, was shown for the first time. While being overflowed by the comments filled with happiness and excitement, the audience has reached their peak by the beautiful duet of Katou and Namikawa. After that, the performance has reached its final stretch. The Tokyo performance of "Feel the Love" from Tokyo DisneySea (R)’s Teatime Harbor Show’s The Legend of Mythica (Until 2014) that was performed on a grand scale and loved by many fans, was performed by all the 10 cast members, who were dressed in the silver radiant prince outfit. This performance with the fantasy-like, dynamic sound and singing voice had excited the audience. For the greeting from all the cast members, Okamiya said "I hope this will become the best day for everyone!", Shimazaki said, "Please wave your heart’s penlight!", and Morikubo said "This is not the end yet!", and the audience got hyped up by each cast member. The finale was the famous song that everyone has hummed before, “It’s a Small World” (From New York World Fair) and “Mickey Mouse March” (From Mickey Mouse Club). Prior to this performance, the footage with the choreography of this song was released. With this, the audience is able to dance in front of the screen together with all the cast members, who are performing energetically together with Mickey Mouse’s posture. While being overflowed with the comments filled with the lingering excitement, the curtain descended reluctantly. The archive streaming ticket of "Disney Koe no Ouji-sama Voice Stars Dream Live Streaming 2021" is available until 9:00 PM, on July 29. It was also decided that the Blu-ray that contains the live situation of the arena tour with extravagant video novelty will be released on November 19, 2021. Do look forward to the new developments of the "Disney Koe no Ouji-sama" series. Presentation licensed by Disney Concerts.（C）Disney
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