「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.
February 1st is M. A. O.'s birthday. M.A.O. made her voice acting debut in the 2010s, and in 2020 she took on the main character roles in a wide range of titles such as "ID:INVADED", "Interspecies Reviewers", and "BEM the Movie - BECOME HUMAN". In the 2021 winter anime season, she is currently appearing in "Horimiya," "Gekidol," and "That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime". She has also worked in SF and dramas under the name Ichimichi Mao. At Anime! Anime! to celebrate M.A.O.'s birthday, we conducted a reader survey the same as last year entitled "Which character do you like the most out of all the characters M.A.O has played?" We received responses from 147 people during the survey period from January 13 to January 20. We received responses from 147 people during the period from January 13 to January 20, with the ratio of males to females being about 70% and 30%, respectively. About 35% of the respondents were 19 years old or younger, about 30% were in their 20s, and about 20% were in their 30s. ■SF dramas topped the list! Titles to be broadcast in 2020 are also popular Luka Millfy/Gokai Yellow from "Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger" took 1st place. With an approval rating of about 20%, it took the top spot improving from last year's 2nd place. A reader said, "It's a special effects work, but it's the heroine played by M.A.O. (Ichimichi Mao). If "Gokaiger" were to be made into an anime, I would love to see her play the role." "The money-loving, crooked, and energetic character was very cute and cool! I love the voice of the voice actor who dubbed Gokai Yellow after her transformation. Also from the Super Sentai series, Raptor 283/Washi Pink from "Uchu Sentai Kyuranger" ranked 12th, and Chibi Garu from "Kishiryu Sentai Ryusoulger" ranked the same at 14th. Characters from anime as well as SF are gaining popularity. 2nd place 2nd place went to Pecorine from "Princess Connect! Re:Dive" with a 14% approval rating, up significantly from last year's 10th place. M.A.O.'s voice is perfect for the energetic character. Her innocence attracts her fans, who say, "It's cool that she says 'Oh no! "I love Pecorine because she expresses her cheerfulness and kindness in a wonderful way. The scene in the anime where she talks to Kokoro about her past and reveals her weaknesses was also very good," said one reader, referring to the scenes where she interacts with her friends. 3rd place 3rd rd place went to Hanasaka Yui from "One Room". Her approval rating was about 8%. As one comment said, "I like the way she gradually becomes an adult from the first season to the third season," she plays a character of different ages in each series. She is a high school senior in the first season, a college freshman in the second season, and a 23-year-old newcomer in the third season. I think it's because of M.A.O.'s voice that I feel that way." The character's age may be different, but the charm of the role remains the same. Here are some of the other comments! For Wakasa Yuuri from "School-Live!" , she said, "She looks like a strong older sister, but surprisingly she has a weak heart, which is good for a high school girl. For Luluco from "Space Patrol Lurko" Luluco, "I was impressed by the way she expressed her passionate lines and various emotions at a fast pace. As for Iris from "Fire Force", they said, "I love the cute and sometimes natural Sister Iris! I used to say the word 'rathom', which is a prayer, along with Iris' lines. For Kazumi Schlierenzauer of "Brynhildr in the Darkness" they said, "Her Kansai dialect is cute, and M.A.O. herself is from Osaka, so I want her to play more characters that make use of that!" as well as other votes for characters due to the dialect they speak. In the 2021 version of the survey, the roles played in SF dramas topped the list. Anime! The 2nd to 4th place are the titles whose TV anime will be aired in 2020, and new titles also stand out. Overall ranking "What is your favorite character that M.A.O. has played? 2021 edition" 1st Luka Millfy/Gokai Yellow "Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger" 2nd Pecorine "Princess Connect! Re:Dive" 3rd Hanasaka Yui "One Room" 4th Komagome Azuzu "Warlords of Sigrdrifa” 5th Iris "Fire Force” 5th Nakamori Aoko "Magic Kaito 1412 5th Wakasa Yuuri "School-Live!” 8th Sagisawa Fumika "THE iDOLM@STER CINDERELLA GIRLS” 9th Sakuragi Hinako "Hinako Note” 10th Yukari "Teasing Master Takagi-san” 11th Shion "That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime” 12th Raptor 283 / Washi Pink "Uchu Sentai Kyuranger” 13th Merascylla "The Seven Deadly Sins” 14th Azarashi "Chronicles of the Going Home Club” 14th Onishima Homare "Sounan desuka?” 14th Chibi Garu "Kishiryu Sentai Ryusoulger” 14th Badarzewska "Classica Loid” (Response period: January 13, 2021 - January 20, 2021)
The voice actor M・A・O will be appearing for the first time in the "Kamen Rider" series under "Kamen Rider Zero-One". From Episode 36 "Watashi ga Ark de Kamen Rider (I'm Ark's Kamen Rider)" (Broadcast on Jun. 28, 2020), M・A・O will be voicing the first original friend type AI "Ai-chan" that is created by the new company "Hiden Production" that belong to Kamen Rider Zero-One/ Hiden Aruto (Actor: Takahashi Fumiya). Ai-chan is not created in a human form just like the Humagears but in a round form AI unit. It has a simple function of "listening to people by their side" and the idea was thought by Aruto for Kamen Rider Vulcan/ Fuwa Isamu (Ogata Ryuutarou), who is worrying about his past. It was created by the Humagears Professor "Hakase Bot" (Rokkaku Shinji). The voice actor M・A・O had acted as Gokai Yellow/ Luka Millfy from "Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger" under the actress name of Ichimichi Mao, and voice the character from "Uchuu Sentai Kyuuranger" and "Kishiryu Sentai Ryusoulger", where she had appeared in three "Super Sentai" series while this is her first time appearing in "Kamen Rider" series. Regarding this role, she commented:"Ai-chan is an interesting character as it is able to draw out the true and honest intention of a person while encouraging them at the same time. I hope you would look at Ai-chan's conversation carefully." In the world of "Kamen Rider Zero-One", where numerous "miracle" had happened, how will Ai-chan affect the battle of Aruto and the others? Do look forward to the appearance of Ai-chan with the clear voice acting of M・A・O. <Below are the full comment> M・A・O as Ai-chan ------ Kindly tell us your feeling once your appearance in "Kamen Rider Zero-One" was decided. I was so happy that I get to appear in a "Kamen Rider" as this is the first time for me! It senses the difficulty in voicing an AI but I will do my best in doing it!! ------What's the charm of the friend type AI, Ai-chan? What is your focus when voicing it? The friend type AI while being frank, it is able to approach people carefully without overstepping the boundary. I would like to voice it with an image of a friend that listening to others optimistically while being able to say out the main thing directly. ------Please give us a message to the audience! Ai-chan is an interesting character as it is able to draw out the true and honest intention of a person while encouraging them at the same time. I hope you will look at Ai-chan's conversation carefully. Do look forward to it! "Kamen Rider Zero-One" Episode 36 "Watashi ga Ark de Kamen Rider" Broadcast: 9:00 AM ~ 9:30 AM on Jun. 28, 2020 (Sunday) （C）2019 Ishimori Production・TV Asahi・ADK EM・Toei
It was decided that the TV anime "Tatoeba Last Dungeon Mae no Mura no Shounen ga Joban no Machi de Kurasu Youna Monogatari" will start airing from Oct. 2020. Together with that, a new key visual and a PV filled with new images were released. The additional cast members of this work were announced as well. The original of this works is a light novel published by GA Bunko that had exceeded 1 million copies issued. This is a fantasy story depicting the unconscious, growth and misunderstandings of the young boy Lloyd. Despite the opposition of the residents, he travels out from his hometown that is the closest to the human-demon border to become a soldier of the city. The TV adaptation was announced in Oct. 2019 and it was also revealed that Hanamori Yumiri, Kayano Mai, etc. will be the main cast. There are 4 additional cast memberscast that were announced this time. It was decided that Yamashita Seiichirou will be playing as Alan, a local noble with an endless dispute, Saitou Souma will be playing as Shouma, a young boy who is born from the same Konron village as Lloyd, Hino Satoshi as Meltfan, an instructor of the military school and M・A・O as Colin, an instructor of the same military school. TV anime "Tatoeba Last Dungeon Mae no Mura no Shounen ga Joban no Machi de Kurasu Youna Monogatari" will start airing from Oct. 2020. (C) Satou Toshio・SoftBank Creative／LastDun Production Committee
It was decided that Masuda Toshiki and Uchida Maaya are the welcome ambassadors for the manga and anime event "Kyoto International Manga Anime Fair (KyoMafu)" that will be held on September 18, 2021 and September 19, 2021. As part of the 10th-anniversary project, the street-walking audio guide to travel Kyoto with the "voice" of the voice actors "TabiMafu", featuring the past voice actors that were elected as the welcome ambassador, has been decided. The largest manga and anime event in west Japan, "Kyoto International Manga Anime Fair (KyoMafu) 2021" will be held at Miyako Messe (Kyoto International Exhibition Hall) and Kyoto International Manga Museum. The welcome ambassadors of KyoMafu 2021 have been decided and they are Masuda Toshiki (known for his roles as Izumi Iori from "IDOLiSH7" and Kirishima Eijiro from "My Hero Academia") and Uchida Maaya (known for her role as Katarina Claes from "My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom!" and Norman from "The Promised Neverland"). During the commemorative 10th anniversary of "KyoMafu 2021", not only will you be able to see them on the event date, but they will also help to hype up this event in various formats. The messages from the two have been released. Also, the first lineup in the 10th-anniversary project is the street-walking audio guide to travel Kyoto with the "voice" of the voice actors "TabiMafu", featuring the past voice actors that were elected as the welcome ambassadors. It will feature Kaji Yuuki, Shimono Hiro, and Yashiro Taku as well as the current ambassadors, who are Masuda Toshiki and Uchida Maaya. The theme of this audio guide is "Field Trip" that will allow you to experience new charms of Kyoto by traveling around actual famous places while listening to the guide and conversations of the unique teachers as if you are a student participating in the field trip. Also, on KyoMafu Twitter account, the voting for the 10th anniversary commemorative logo of KyoMafu has started on July 6. Please do vote for your favorite logo from the various colorful and gorgeous drafts. "Kyoto International Manga Anime Fair" will be held in each part of Kyoto on September 18, 2021 and September 19, 2021. The detailed information on each project is available on the official website. ■ Messages from Masuda Toshiki I'm Masuda Toshiki, who is one of the welcome ambassadors of "KyoMafu 2021"! I will do my best to hype up this event, so that everyone, who love manga and anime, will encounter many works at KyoMafu. ■ Messages from Uchida Maaya Hello everyone! I'm Uchida Maaya. I will be serving as the welcome ambassador at "KyoMafu 2021". I am honored as I love KyoMafu! I am also looking forward to visiting Kyoto, so let's enjoy it together!
Voice actor Toshiki Masuda's first photobook in about 10 years, "Re", will be released on December 21, 2020. The covers of the regular edition and limited edition were revealed. The photo book is a much-anticipated work by Masuda-san, who is 30 years old this year, and it captures the appeal of his work as the subject. The book was shot entirely on location on Yakushima Island, one of Japan's most prominent power spots, and was chosen by Masuda-san himself. The title of the photobook was chosen by Masuda himself, and his comments to his fans were received. An advance cut and the early interview will be published in "TV Guide VOICE STARS vol.16" to be released on December 7. In addition to the standard edition, a 30-minute making-of DVD limited set containing off-camera shots is available at animate/gamers. Purchasers of the limited set will also receive talk show entry rights. Masuda Toshiki's photobook "Re" will be released on December 21, 2020. The standard edition will be priced at 3,000 JPY (excluding tax). The limited set with the making-of DVD will be priced at 4,000 JPY (excluding tax). Toshiki Masuda Comment To be honest, I'm nervous as this is my first book in years. Since I've been acting and expressing myself a lot now, I wanted people to see me as I am. I'm glad I chose the title of the book, too, because now, at the age of 30, words like "rebirth" and "restart" have moved me. A wish of "renewal". I chose this title because I wanted to make this book a response to everyone's "Re." After repeating "Re", I'd like to move on to the next "Re." I'd like to send a message to those fans I couldn't meet in 2020 through my photos.
Voice actor Masuda Toshiki's 30th birthday anniversary photo book is set to be released, and it will be on sale at bookstores across the country and online bookstores from December 21. Pre-orders are now being taken. Masuda Toshiki has played the role of Kashu Kiyomitsu in "Touken Ranbu", Izumi Iori in "Idolish Seven" and Sakuma Rei in "Ensemble Stars!" and in 2019 he made be making his CD debut under his own name, expanding his range of activities. Masuda, who is now 30 years old, is at a turning point in his life and at a time when he is at his most ferocious as a man and has chosen to do his photoshoot at locations on Yakushima Island, a sacred place for power spots. The theme of the book is "A Man's Journey Alone", and it is a compilation of his current work, in which he captures his life-size, naturalistic charm by enjoying the nature of Yakushima Island, which is registered as a world heritage site, smiling encounters with animals, and different expressions in the morning and at night at a hotel with a great view of the sea. In addition, TV Guide VOICE STARS vol.16, which will be released on December 7, will include an advance cut and interview. In addition to the standard edition, a limited edition making-of DVD set full of off-screen shots, will be sold at Animate and Gamers, and those who purchase the DVD will be able to enter a lottery event of Masuda Toshiki; fans should check it out. The regular edition of "Toshiki Masuda's Photo Book (tentative)" will be priced at 3,000 JPY (excluding tax). The book will go on sale at bookstores and online bookstores nationwide from December 21, 2020. Pre-orders are currently being taken. ＜The full text of the comment is below. Comments by Toshiki Masuda The concept of this photo book is "the way I am". As I don't usually show a lot of my personal life, I'm leaving it up to the people who receive it, but I hope you'll enjoy it, even though that's who I am... However, I didn't neglect to prepare for the shoot, such as limbering up. It's been about 10 years since I published my first book in 2009, and whether you were supporting me back then or have recently come to know me, this will be a book that shows you the "real Masuda Toshiki Masuda", so if you are at all interested in me, I hope you will take a look at it. (C) News Service, Ltd. and Tokyo News Service, Ltd.
The outline and sneak peek of episode 4 "The Princess and the Peach" of the TV anime "Peach Boy Riverside" (Broadcast date: July 22) have been released. "Peach Boy Riverside" is an anime based on the manga written by Cool-kyou Shinja and illustrated by Johanne that is currently serialized on Kodansha's "Shonen Magazine R" and "Magazine Pocket". This is another "Momo" (Peach) story in the famous folktale "Momotaro". As there is a timeline mechanism on the TV broadcast, thus the "On Air Version", with the story timeline being shuffled, will be broadcast. The title of episode 4 is "The Princess and the Peach". In the world, where an invasion by ogres is taking, Sally, the princess of Kingdom of Aldarake, encounters a traveler Mikoto. Sally has never been outside her native country, and is longing or traveling around the world. She asks for accompanying Mikoto on her trip. During that time, the Kingdom of Aldarake is assaulted by the ogres. Sally gets on the verge of a catastrophe, but an unexpected one saves her...... The broadcast date of episode 4 "The Princess and the Peach" of the TV anime "Peach Boy Riverside" is on July 22, 2021 (Thursday), on TOKYO MX and other channels. (C) Cool-kyou Shinja, Johanne/ Kodansha/ "Peach Boy Riverside" Production Committee
The outline and sneak peek of episode 3 "Sally and a Crossroads" (Broadcast date: July 15) of the TV anime "Peach Boy Riverside" have been released. "Peach Boy Riverside" is an anime based on the manga written by Cool-kyou Shinja and illustrated by Johanne that is currently serialized on Kodansha's "Shonen Magazine R" and "Magazine Pocket". This is another "Momo" (Peach) story in the famous folktale "Momotaro". As there is a timeline mechanism on the TV broadcast, thus the "On Air Version", with the story timeline being shuffled, will be broadcast. The title of episode 3 is "Sally and a Crossroads". The "Hyaki Kai" (lit. Hundred Ogres Meeting) is being organized by Sumeragi at the citadel of the nameless normal ogres. Those who gathered are powerful high ogres, and Sumeragi appeals that the ogres are in danger to be extinct due to Momotaro (Mikoto). Although that appeal shook the ogres, "Todoroki" from the brute faction suspects that Sumeragi is plotting something... Then, Sumeragi mentioned that Carrot, who Todoroki secretly had feeling for, was slaughtered brutally by Momotaro.... The broadcast date of episode 3 "Sally and a Crossroads" of the TV anime "Peach Boy Riverside" is on July 15, 2021 (Thursday), on TOKYO MX and other channels. ◆Broadcast/ Streaming Schedule ・TV Broadcast TOKYO MX, Every Thursday at 10:00 PM from July 1 (Thursday) BS N-TV, Every Thursday at 11:30 PM from July 1 (Thursday) AT-X, Every Thursday at 11:30 PM from July 1 (Thursday) J:TV, Every Thursday at 1:00 AM from July 8 (Thursday) ◆Staff Original Work: Johanne, Cool-kyou Shinja (Serialized on Kodansha "Shounen Magazine R" "Magazine Pocket" Director: Ueda Shigeru Series Composer: Ochi Keiichiro Character Designer: Kurita Satomi, Katou Masato Prop Designer: Imakado Takuya Coloring Designer: Saitou Maki Art Director: Fukushima Takayoshi Background Art Designer: Sono Yoshihiro Photography Director: Hasegawa Naho Editor: Honda Yuuki Sound Director: Tanaka Ryou Music: Nakahashi Takaaki Animation Production: Asahi Production ◆Cast Members Sally: Shiraishi Haruka Mikoto: Touyama Nao Frau: M・A・O Hawthorn: Masuda Toshiki Carrot: Toda Megumi Dog: Saitou Jirou Millia: Mineda Mayu Winnie: Tomatsu Haruka Sumeragi: Hirakawa Daisuke Todoroki: Murai Misato Jucerino: Kubo Yurika Atra: Suzuhana Yuuko (C) Cool-kyou Shinja, Johanne/ Kodansha/ "Peach Boy Riverside" Production Committee
The outline and sneak peek of episode 2 "Ogres and Human" of the TV anime "Peach Boy Riverside" (Broadcast date: July 8) have been released "Peach Boy Riverside" is an anime based on the manga written by Cool-kyou Shinja and illustrated by Johanne that is currently serialized on Kodansha's "Shonen Magazine R" and "Magazine Pocket". This is another "Momo" (Peach) story in the famous folktale "Momotaro". As there is a timeline mechanism on the TV broadcast, thus the "On Air Version", with the story timeline being shuffled, will be broadcast. The title of episode 2 is "Ogres and Human". Rimdarl Kingdom is being overwhelmed by the high ogre, Sett. The one who challenged Sett is Sally, who has awaken to the same "Momo" power as Mikoto. Due to the awakening, Sally was able to defeat Sett easily. On the other hand, Sett's companion, the high ogre, Meki encountered Mikoto... The two "Momo" and the two high ogres, what is the result of the battle!? The broadcast date of episode 2 "Ogres and Human" of the TV anime "Peach Boy Riverside" is on July 8, 2021 (Thursday), on TOKYO MX and other channels. (C) Cool-kyou Shinja, Johanne/ Kodansha/ "Peach Boy Riverside" Production Committee
The outline and sneak peek of episode 1 "Former Princess and Rabbit" of the TV anime "Peach Boy Riverside" (Broadcast date: July 1) have been released "Peach Boy Riverside" is an anime based on the manga written by Cool-kyou Shinja and illustrated by Yohane that is currently serialized on Kodansha's "Shonen Magazine R" and "Magazine Pocket". This is another "Momo" (Peach) story in the famous folktale "Momotaro". As there is a timeline mechanism on the TV broadcast, thus the "On Air Version", with the story timeline being shuffled, will be broadcast. The title of episode 1 is "Former Princess and Rabbit" Sally encountered the collapsed Ajin (subhuman), Frau on her trip. Frau then accompany his savior Sally on her journey as she become attached to her. Then, Sally found out from Frau that there is a huge discrimination on the Ajin in the outside world. After that, Hawthorn, a royal knights for the Rimdarl Kingdom appear in front of them, and they were tossed to the prison without any reasons.... The broadcast date of episode 1 "Former Princess and Rabbit" of the TV anime "Peach Boy Riverside" is on July 1, 2021 (Thursday), on TOKYO MX and other channels. (C) Cool-kyou Shinja, Yohane/ Kodansha/ "Peach Boy Riverside" Production Committee
The outline and sneak peek of episode 41 "The Eve of Battle"(Broadcast Date: August 3) of the TV anime "That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime Season 2" part 2 have been released. "That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime 2nd Season" is based on the web light novel by Fuse that has exceeded 800 million PV on the light novel website "Shousetsuka ni Narou". It is an "another world reincarnation entertainment" about the main protagonist, who is reincarnated as a slime in another world, increasing his friends with his skill, knowledge, and bravery. The title for episode 41 is "The Eve of Battle". In order to rescue the residents of Eurazania, they had decided to fight against Clayman's army. Rimuru, who is losing initiative, has received an advice from "Raphael". Furthermore, the advice on the tactic to defeat Clayman is given by the secretary!? The broadcast date of episode 41 "The Eve of Battle" of part 2 of "That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime Season 2" is on August 3, 2021, on TOKYO MX and other channels. (C) Kawakami Taiki, Fuse, Kodansha/ TenSura Production Committee
The online limited trailer, outline, and sneak peek of episode 5 "When This Performance is Over" (Broadcast Date: August 3) of the TV anime "Life Lessons with Uramichi Oniisan" have been released. "Life Lessons with Uramichi Oniisan" is based on the same-name manga by Kuze Gaku that is serialized on the online manga magazine "comic POOL" and has over 1.5 million copies (inclusive of e-book) in circulation. This is a comedy work depicting the daily life of the main protagonist, Uramichi Omota (known as Uramichi Onii-san), who is working as a gymnastics coach on the educational program "Together with Mama". Uramichi Onii-san usually showed a smile to the kids, but if he loses his focus, he will show a tired face and said several pessimistic statements consecutively. The title of episode 5 is "When This Performance is Over". The random idea of Uramichi was rejected harshly by the director. As Uramichi is an adult, he accepted it with a dead fish eye... Then, the concert of the program has finally arrived. However, there are various traps waiting for him! The broadcast date of episode 5 "When This Performance is Over" of "Life Lessons with Uramichi Oniisan" is on August 3, on TV Tokyo and other channels. ■ TV Anime "Life Lessons with Uramichi Oniisan" ●TV Broadcast ・ TV Tokyo: Every Monday at 1:30 AM~ ・ BS11: Every Tuesday at 1:00 AM~ ・ WOWOW: Every Wednesday at 12:00 AM~ ※Free Broadcast ・ Hokkaido TV: Every Thursday at 1:50 AM~ ・ Animax: Every Saturday at 10:30 PM~ ※ The broadcast time may vary. ●Online Broadcast ・ dAnime Store: Every Monday at 12:00 AM~ ・ Hulu: Every Monday at 12:00 AM~ The broadcast will start sequentially on other online broadcasting websites ● Main Staff Original Work, Supervisor: Kuze Gakuto Director: Nagayama Nobuyoshi Series Composition: Machida Touko Character Design: Takahashi Mizuki, Shibata Yusuke Sound Director: Koizumi Kisuke Music: Haneoka Kei Animation Production: Studio Blanc ●Cast Member Omota Uramichi: Kamiya Hiroshi Usahara Tobikichi: Sugita Tomokazu Kumatani Mitsuo: Nakamura Yuuichi Daga Iketeru: Miyano Mamoru Tadano Utano: Mizuki Nana Kikaku Hanbee: Kimura Ryouhei Uebu Saito: Suzumura Kenichi Nekota Matahiko: Ono Daisuke Furode Yusao: Shinichiro Miki Derekida Tekito: Horiuchi Kenyuu Edei Eddy: Hanae Natsuki Ennoshita Kayo: Takahashi Minami Heame Ikuko: Satou Rina Capellini Furitsuke: Nakai Tatsuya Amon: Tsuchida Kenjirou Daga Mabui: Hikasa Youko Sayuri: Sadaoka Sayuri God’s Voice: Ootsuka Houchuu (C) Kuze Gaku/ Ichijinsha, "Life Lessons with Uramichi Oniisan" Production Committee
The outline and sneak peek of episode 5 "Forest of Spirits"(Broadcast Date: August 2) of the TV anime "Spirit Chronicles" have been released. "Spirit Chronicles" is based on the light novel by Kitayama Yuri that is published by "HJ Bunko". It is another world reincarnation fantasy about the young boy, who has both his past and current memories, facing his fate. The orphan boy at the slums, Rio had recovered his past memories as a Japanese university student. Due to a certain accident, he was enrolled into the famous academy for the children of noble. It depicts him climbing up from the lowest of the caste system while facing the cruel fate that is filled with encounters and separations. The title of episode 5 is "Forest of Spirits". After Rio entered the unknown forest together with Latifa, they got surrounded by demi-humans when they are sleeping. Rio tried to talk to the girls, who called themselves "the residents of spirits", but Winged Kin Uzuma attacked Rio immediately as she thought Rio had kidnapped Latifa. Rio, who passed out from the electric shock of Uzuma, saw a dream of an unknown beautiful pink blonde hair girl, and "Amakawa Haruto"'s childhood friend, Ayase Miharu. The broadcast date of episode 5 "Forest of Spirits" of "Spirit Chronicles" is on August 2 (Monday), on TV Tokyo and other channels. (The broadcast time on TV TOKTO is at 2:10 AM, which is 10 minutes later than the regular slot) ◆TV Broadcast TV Tokyo: Every Monday at 2:10 AM~, starting from July 5 ※ Episode 5 was delayed for 10 minutes, the broadcast is at 2:10 AM BS Fuji: Every Tuesday at 12:30 AM~, starting from July 6 AT-X: Every Tuesday at 10:30 PM~ (Re-runs: Every Thursday at 10:30 PM/ Every Monday at 4:30 PM) ◆Online Broadcast ABEMA Video: Every Tuesday at noon, starting from July 6 (ABEMA Premium members can watch it earlier) ABEMA Anime Channel: Every Wednesday at 10:00 PM, starting from July 7 The online broadcast is available at other websites sequentially. ◆Staff Original Creator: Kitayama Yuri "Spirit Chronicles" (HJ Bunko/ Hobby Japan) Original Character Design: Riv Director, Series Composition: Yamasaki Osamu Character Design: Yufu Kyouko Art Director: Segawa Takehiko Color Design: Kohioki Tomoko Photography Director: Teramoto Norimasa Editing: Yanagi Keisuke Music: Yamazaki Yasuyuki Music Production: Nippon Colombia, TMS Music Sound Director: Morishita Hiroto Sound Effect: Yaso Shouta Sound Production: Kanon Sound Animation Production Partners: Wao World Animation Production: TMS Entertainment ◆Cast Members Rio: Matsuoka Yoshitsugu Rio (Young): Suwabe Ayaka Celia Claire: Fujita Akane Aisha: Kuwahara Yuuki Latifa: Kusunoki Tomori Ayase Miharu: Harada Sayaka Christina Beltrum: Suzushiro Sayumi Flora Beltrum: Hondo Kaede Roanna Fontaine: Kanaeko Sayaka Alfred Emerle: Hamada Kenji Liselotte Cretia: Touyama Nao Sara: Nitta Hiyori Orphia: Shutou Yukina Alma: Nishi Asuka (C) Kitayama Yuri, Hobby Japan/ "Spirit Chronicles" Production Committee
From the TV anime "Heaven Official's Blessing", the overview and scenes from Episode 5 "Nazo no Shounen" (Daily Life at Puqi Temple), which was broadcast on Sunday, August 1, have been released. "Heaven Official's Blessing" is a fantasy anime set in a fictitious ancient China based on a Chinese web novel. It was broadcast on China's Bilibili from October 2020 and received over 300 million views in total. The detailed story unfolding in a beautiful and mysterious world and the attractive characters drew much attention, especially in Asia. Episode 5 is titled "Nazo no Shounen". Xie Lian meets a boy on an oxcart on the way back from a scavenger hunt. The boy is an expert on gods and demons, and his name is San Lang. He ran away from home and wanders around freely. Xie Lian suspected him to be Hua Cheng from the words of Ling Wen, but there wasn't anything suspicious about San Lang. The two of them encounter demons along the way but manage to get through and arrive at Xie Lian's temple. Xie Lian decides to let San Lang stay over. The next morning, San Lang draws a picture of the Crown Prince and helps him fix the temple in return. Then, a dying Taoist appears, accompanied by villagers. "Heaven Official's Blessing" Episode 5 "Nazo no Shounen" was broadcast on TOKYO MX and BS 11 on Sunday, August 1, 2021. (C) bilibili
The additional cast members and characters information of the TV anime "Platinum End" (will be released October 2021) have been announced. Maeda Kaori is the voice of Yamada Mimi and Chiba Shouya is the voice of Minamikawa Mizukiyo. "Platinum End" is the latest work of Ohba Tsugumi (story) and Obata Takeshi (Illustration), who produced "DEATH NOTE" and "Bakuman". After losing his parent in an accident, Kakehashi Mirai is facing harsh life at his relative’s house and when he decided to jump off a building, he encounters the single-winged angel, and this marks the start of this dark story. Two additional cast members were announced. Maeda Kaori, known for her role as Nice Nature from "Uma Musume Pretty Derby", is the voice of Yamada Mimi, who is working as a reader model for "Misrin". Chiba Shouya, known for his role as Shinei Nouzen from "86", is the voice of Minamikawa Mizukiyo, who is attending an elite school. "Platinum End" will be broadcast on October 7, on TBS and other channels. Yamada Mimi, voice by Maeda Kaori I'm Maeda Kaori, who will be voicing Yamada Mimi! She is quite an intensive character from her appearance scene, and it makes me wonder how should I voiced her. As I will attend the recording with all I have, please look forward to it! I'm also looking forward to the broadcast as this will be a work where you can't get your eye off the curious story development! Minamikawa Mizukiyo, voiced by Chiba Shouya I'm glad that I got a role in this work. There are various lines that make my heart ache when reading it. As there are various characters with strong convictions and beliefs, the view from the relaxed Minamikawa is quite rare, so I will be enjoying voicing him! ■Broadcast Information Broadcast starts in October 2021, on TBS, BS11, and other channels TBS 1:28 AM~ on October 7 (Thursday) BS11 11:30 AM~ on October 8 (Friday) ※The broadcast time might change ※A total of 24 episodes broadcast in 2 cours consecutively ■Cast Members Kakehashi Mirai: Irino Miyu Nasse: Ogura Yui Hanakago Saki: M・A・O Revel: Hanae Natsuki Mukaidou Nanato: Morikawa Toshiyuki Baret: Kayano Ai Uryuu Kanade: Ishikawa Kaito Meyza: Inoue Kikuko Sokotani Hajime: Maeno Tomoaki Balta: Midorikawa Hikaru Yamada Mimi: Maeda Kaoru Minamikawa Mizukiyo: Chiba Shouya ■Staff Original Work: Ohba Tsugumi, Obata Takeshi (Shueisha Jump Comic Publishing) 1st Series Director: Takahashi Hideya 2nd Series Director: Kise Kazuchika Character Design: Ohya Kouji Series Composition: Inozume Shinichi Background Art: Kusanagi Art Setting: Narita Hideyasu (Kusanagi) Color Setting: Ikeda Ayumi CG Director: Ikeda Masanori (Digital Frontier) Sound Director: Hamano Takatoshi Music Production: Magic Capsule Editor: Ueno Yusuke (IMAGICA Entertainment Media Service) Music: Tokuda Masahiro Animation Production: Signal. MD
The police comedy “Police in a Pod”, in which Wakayama Shion and Ishikawa Yui will play police officer tags, will receive the TV anime adaption in 2022. The teaser visual and PV were revealed together with the announcement. The comments from the staff and casts have arrived as well. The original work of “Police in a Pod” is the manga by Yasu Miko, which is currently serialized in Kodansha “Morning”. The series sale marked 2.3 million copies , and the TV drama adaptation has been started in July 2021. A new police officer Kawai Mai, who hopes to quit her job due to heavy work, and the former elite of the police department Fuji Seiko, who graduated from the police academy with the best grades, forms a tag and will perform job comedy that makes the audience laugh, surprise, and cry. Together with the announcement o the n “Police in a Pod” TV anime adaption, the teaser visual and PV were released. The visual depicts Kawai Mai and Fuji Seiko bowing toward the viewers, and PV shows the encounter of those two. The illustration from the Yasu Miko and cast & staff comments have arrived. TV anime “Police in a Pod” is scheduled in 2022. Anime Commemoration Illustration from the original author, Yasu Miko Wakayama Shion/Kawai Mai My name is Wakayama Shion, and I will be playing Kawai Mai this time. While it is a pleasure for me to play the favorite character of my favorite manga, I'm under big pressure. To deliver the charm of Kawai, who is reckless and slow, but sharp minds and senses, I will do my best so please look at an ordinary life at Machiyama Police Station. Ishikawa Yui/Fuji Seiko This is the theme that picks up the police officers, who always work for the safety of us and our cities. I participated in the audition by thinking, “I can support them in some way”, because I have an experience of being helped by the police officers. Fuji, the role I play, is the former elite of the police department, and is called “Miss Perfect” ...but has a lot of points that should be corrected. I want to perform the daily life of police officers filled with honest comments with laughter and coolness. I want to make it appealing, together with Wakayama Shion (Kawai)! Director Satou Yuuzou The live-action drama is already on air , and the anime adaptation “Police in a Pod” is finally will be released Please watch the anime. This is the diary of police officers at the special workplace of the police station, with a reckless, new police officer Kawai will be trained (?) and that is so cute (?). Even a police officer is an ordinary girl if she takes off her uniform, and I am certain that you will support Kawai, who experiences something unique even for police officers. Series Structure; Kingetsu Ryuunosuke Never draws out something necessary, and don’t add anything unnecessary... Please look for pure 100% “Police in a Pod”. I could see Yasu-sensei every week for the script meetings and even could listen background episodes... It was a wonderful experience for her manga fan! Character Design: Tsuchiya Kei TV anime “Police in a Pod” is announced! This story is full of human stories, from funny to dramatic stories. To produce the anime that allows voice actors to perform properly, anime staff studio is cooperating entirely. Please look forward to “Police in a Pod”. ■ “Police in a Pod” ●Broadcast Information Scheduled in 2022 ●Staff Original Author: Yasu Miko (Serialized on Kodansha “Morning”) Director: Satou Yuuji Series Structure: Kingetsu Ryuunosuke Character Design: Tsuchiya Kei Animation Production MADHOUSE ●Casts Kawai Mai: Wakayama Shion Fuji Seiko: Ishikawa Yui ※Please check out the official website and Twitter account to receive special illustration by Yasu Miko on the colored papers with autographs and a name of your request to 5 applicants. © Yasu Miko, Kodansha/Police in a Pod Production Committee
From “Tropical-Rouge! Pretty Cure: The Snow Princess and the Miraculous Ring!”, the teaser movie featured “Heart Catch Pretty Cure!”, with upcoming collaboration, titled “with Heart Catch Pretty Cure! Ver.” was released together with new scene cuts.
From the recital program of "Sasaki to Miyano" comes the main visual and cast members information. Shirai Yuusuke as the voice of Sasaki Shuumei, Saitou Souma as the voice of Miyano Yoshikazu, Arai Ryouhei as the voice of Kuresawa Tasuku, and Matsuoka Yoshitsugu as the voice of Hirano Taiga. "Sasaki to Miyano" is a refreshing "High School Boys Youth LIFE" work by Harusono Shou that is currently serialized on "Gene Pixiv". The TV anime is scheduled to be broadcast in 2022. The fudanshi with a complex due to his feminine face, Miyano Yoshikazu encounters the delinquent senior, Sasaki Shuumei. Somehow Sasaki got interested in Miyano and told him "Please borrow me your favorite manga"... The main visual and cast members information of the recital program of "Sasaki to Miyano" have been revealed. In the main visual, the appearance of Sasaki and Miyano talking while holding a book at the classroom can be seen. The cast members are Shirai Yuusuke as the voice of Sasaki Shuumei, Saitou Souma as the voice of Miyano Yoshikazu, Arai Ryouhei as the voice of Kuresawa Tasuku, and Matsuoka Yoshitsugu (only sound appearance) as the voice of Hirano Taiga. Also, the online broadcast of the "Night Section" of this recital program has been decided. The pre-request ticket application will be held from August 2 to August 16, so do check it out if you are a fan. The recital program of "Sasaki to Miyano" will be held on September 12, 2021, at Hall A of Japan Pavilion, Sakura Town Tokorozawa. ●Program Detail Date: September 12, 2021 (Sunday) Venue: Hall A of Japan Pavilion, Sakura Town Tokorozawa Performers Shirai Yuusuke as the voice of Sasaki Shuumei Saitou Souma as the voice of Miyano Yoshikazu Arai Ryouhei as the voice of Kuresawa Tasuku Matsuoka Yoshitsugu as the voice of Hirano Taiga (only sound appearance) Time: "Afternoon Section" Hall Open 12:45 PM / Start 1:30 PM "Night Section" Hall Open 4:45 PM/ Start 5:30 PM ※ Inclusive of After-talk session ※"Night Section" will be available online Ticket Price: Designated Seat 8,800 JPY (tax included) Pre-request Period: 6:00 PM of August 2 (Monday) to 11:59 PM of August 16 ※Please check the "Arrangement to prevent the spread of novel coronavirus to the participating customer" on the official website before applying and attending the venue. (C) 2022 Harusono Shou/ KADOKAWA/ "Sasaki to Miyano" Production Committee
The 2nd PV for TV anime Ahiru no Sora has been released and features the passionate plays of a freakishly tall basketball club member. Broadcasting information was released at the same time. The series will be aired on TV Tokyo’s channel 6 starting on October 2nd.
「Gundam AGEII Magnum SV ver.」 piloted by Kujo Kyoya in 『Gundam Build Divers』 gets a gunpla kit with a scale of 1/144(HG). Currently available for pre-order on Premium Bandai.
「BanG Dream! Girls Band Party!」 and its 4th tie-up with Lawson as of September the 3rd, has been revealed. The campaign is to give out a limited quantity of originals goods which will be sold on a first-come-first-serve basis
From TV anime "JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Golden Wind" comes blazers and pants (slacks) which can be worn together as business suits inspired by Giorno Giovanna and Bruno Bucciarati. Pre-orders are available at "Premium Bandai" until Dec. 26, 2019.
The Anime adaptation of the silly cute FemBL "Fucked by My Best Friend" released a promo video with two versions. Shion and Rui are an amazing pick-up artist team with a success rate of 100. But one day, Shion was drugged by a mysterious lady, and a few hours later, he wakes up to find himself transformed into a woman's body. Rui, who comes to check on Shion, see's him in a woman's body and his male switch turns on. He hits on her(him) without knowing it's Shion, and... Two promo videos, each narrated by Chihaya Rui (voice: Furukawa Makoto) and Chihara Shion (voice: Yamamoto Kazuomi) have been released. Let's enjoy a bit of Rui's hot voice, Shion's Male and Female voice. It was also announced that the anime will be broadcast on BS11, so we can watch "Fucked by My Best Friend" anime all over Japan. The on-air version short anime of "Fucked by My Best Friend" is scheduled to be broadcast on Tokyo MX and BS11 on April 4, 2021. The premium version, which depicts the "graphic" scenes, will also be streamed from the same day. "Fucked by My Best Friend" Anime Broadcast/Streaming Information
Movie “Kimetsu no Yaiba : Demon Slayer” Infinity Train arc decided to be released on 2020. The new teaser and visual has been released on the 2nd info.