「Gundam AGEII Magnum SV ver.」 piloted by Kujo Kyoya in 『Gundam Build Divers』 gets a gunpla kit with a scale of 1/144(HG). Currently available for pre-order on Premium Bandai.
The smartphone game "Disney: Twisted-Wonderland" will hold limited-time events, "Rerun Scary Monsters! ~Screaming halloween show~" and "Rerun Scary Monsters! Limited-Time Pick-Up Summon", from September 22, 2021. "Rerun Scary Monsters! ~Screaming halloween show~" is a limited-time event where you can enjoy the story and stamp mission. Halloween has arrived at "Disney: Twisted-Wonderland". Halloween...... It is a special day that both the living and ghosts have fun together. Before the once-a-year festival, the students in Night Ravens College are becoming restless. Ghost costumes, a variety of decorations, and a lot of treat! The students are making arrangements in high spirits to welcome the greatest Halloween ever, but...... The story for event is composed of a total of 5 chapters, which will be distributed in three times. As you progress to read stories, you will obtain a card of limited costume －Scary Dress－. In "Rerun Scary Monsters! Limited-Time Pick-Up Summon", which will be held at the same time, different pick-up summon will be available for each period so that you will obtain time-limited card for each period. The cards lineup will be "SSR Cater －Scary Dress－", "SSR Jade －Scary Dress－", "SSR Vil －Scary Dress－", "SR Jack －Scary Dress－", "SR Azul －Scary Dress－", and "SR Lilia －Scary Dress－". Please check out the official website or "Notice" in the game for more details. "Rerun Scary Monsters! ~Screaming halloween show~" and "Rerun Scary Monsters! Limited-Time Pick-Up Summon" will be held from September 22 at 4:00 PM to October 18 at 2:59 PM, 2021. (*the illustrations shown are the figures before Groovy) ●"Disney: Twisted-Wonderland" Information ・Title: Disney: Twisted-Wonderland ・Genre: Villains School Adventure Game ●Staff Credit Original, Main Scenario, Character Design: Toboso Yana Supported by SQUARE ENIX Planning, Distribution: Aniplex (C)Disney. Published by Aniplex
The number of pre-registered users for "Code Geass Genesic Re;CODE" (release on September 27), the first smartphone game from the "Code Geass" series, has exceeded 500,000. Moreover, together with the news from "Crimson of the Blood Pact" that Kou (Voice: Ono Kensho), Ryuso (Voice: Shirai Yusuke), and Ruki (Voice: Kouno Marika) will join in the game, "release countdown" project has been launched. "Code Geass Genesic Re;CODE" (a.k.a. GeaGene) is a role-playing game that gathers all the past characters such as Lelouch, Akito, Renya, Orpheus, and Oldrin, and depicts new revenge stories featuring new protagonists as well. It was produced by the staff that include the members from the original anime such as Taniguchi Goro and Okouchi Ichiro as general directors, Sunrise as planning and production, and CLAMP as character design draft. This is the first smartphone game from "Geass", and is the series official sequel. In the launched "countdown champaign", new original characters appearing from "Code Geass Genesic Re;CODE" will be announced every day including their personal details and voice actors that play the roles of them. Twitter Follow&RT campaign where you have a chance to win an autographed board of each voice actor, Kou (Voice: Ono Kensho), Ryuso (Voice: Shirai Yusuke), Ruki (Voice: Kouno Marika), and Kijine (Voice: Aimi) will be held. Please visit the official twitter for more details. "Code Geass Genesic Re;CODE" will be released on September 27. Furthermore, "Gear Gene Yonkoma" will be serialized on the official Twitter and website. Wakabayashi Toshiya, a manga artist known for "Tsuredure Children" and others, introduce the participating characters in a unique way.
To commemorate the 1st anniversary of a smartphone game "Higurashi When They Cry: Mei", the 2nd round of commemorative event titled "Senjo no Wedding Bell (lit. Wedding Bell On the Battlefield)" is being held from September 10, 2021. The event has a lot to offer including pick-up gacha, exclusive goods, etc. "Higurashi When They Cry" is a horror mystery novel game by Ryukishi07. The scenario of the smartphone game "Higurashi When They Cry: Mei" features a completely new story written in cooperation with the original author Ryukishi07. The 1st anniversary commemorative event titled "Senjo no Wedding Bell" is being held from September 10 at 6:00 PM to September 19 at 5:59 PM. You will be able to not only to get limited stamps and other items, but also enjoy limited stories. By the way, the 1st round of the event titled "Koi wo Yobu......K?! (lit. Attract Love......K?!)", which started on September 1, is still being held, and can be played along with the 2nd round. At the same time, "Senjo no Wedding Bell" pick-up gacha is also available. The new lineup is "SSR －Itsuka no Hanayome－ Furude Rika", "SSR －Itsuka no Hanayome－ Hojo Satoko", and "SSR －Itsuka no Hanayome－ Furude Hanyu" in lovely wedding dresses. There is a campaign that offers exclusive goods. If you play in the event, you will be given a lottery ticket to win exclusive goods such as an original acrylic art board. Please check the notices in the game. "Higurashi When They Cry: Mei" Price: Free (in-app purchases available) Genre: RPG Supported OS: iOS, Android (C)2020 Ryukishi07 / Higurashi When They Cry Production Committee (C)D-techno
To commemorate the pre-registration for the game of the media mix project "Lapis Re:LiGHTS" , the special program "Lapi! Majodarake no Kyougi Taikai! ~Watashitachi no Concerto~ (Lapi! The Sports Festival filled with Witches! ~Our Concerto~)" will be streamed at 5:00 PM, on September 26, 2021, on YouTube Live, Twitter Live, and Nico Nico Live. A total of 18 voice actress from the 6 units, including Kubota Risa, Sasahara Yuu, Oono Yuuko, Hayase Yukimi, Matsuda Risae, and Sakuragi Yuu, will appear on the special program. "Lapis Re:LiGHTS" is a media mix project with the theme of "Magic" X "Idols". The special program "Lapi! Majodarake no Kyougi Taikai! ~Watashitachi no Concerto~" will feature a total of 18 voice actresses from the 6 units of Lapis Re:LiGHTS Stars, and they will be split into two teams as they compete against each team on the various plans. The team was decided by drawing lots on the program "RapiRai Kyouiku Jisshuuchuu! 'Sensei ni Natte'tte Iwaretanndakedo Nani Sureba Iino? (Lapis Re:LiGHTS Practical Education Exercise! I was told to 'be a teacher' but what should I do?)" that was broadcast on September 12. For【Team Tiara】, the members are Anzai Yukari (Leader), Sasahara Yuu (Vice-leader), Mukai Ribu, Yamamoto Mizuki, Hoshino Hazuki, Suzuki Arisa, Oono Yuuko, Hayase Yukimi, and Amemiya Yuka. For 【Team Yue】, it will be Sakuragi Yuu (Leader), Kubota Risa (Vice-leader), Saeki Iori, Nakayama Yoko, Honizumi Rina, Hirose Seika, Matsuda Risae, Oku Saeko, and Itou Haruka. Do check out the achievements of this dream team that is formed out of their unit. "Lapi! Majodarake no Kyougi Taikai! ~Watashitachi no Concerto~" will be streamed at 5:00 PM, on September 26, 2021, on YouTube Live, Twitter Live, and Nico Nico Live. The URL for Nico Nico Live will be announced in the future. 【Program Title】 Lapi! Majodarake no Kyougi Taikai! ~Watashitachi no Concerto~" 【Streaming Date and Time】 Sunday, September 26, 2021, from 5:00 PM ~ (Scheduled) 【Performers (title omitted)】 ◆LiGHTs Anzai Yukari, Kubota Risa, Mukai Ribu, Saeki Iori, Yamamoto Mizuki ◆IV KLORE Hoshino Hazuki, Sasahara Yuu, Nakayama Yoko ◆Kono Hana wa Otome Honizumi Rina, Suzuki Arisa, Oono Yuuko ◆Sugar Pockets Hayase Yukimi, Hirose Seika ◆Sadistic★Candy Amemiya Yuka, Matsuda Risae ◆supernova Sakuragi Yuu, Oku Saeko, Itou Haruka 【"Lapis Re:LiGHTS" Details】 Applicable for: iOS, Android Genre: An Educating RPG to Make Miracles Happened with the Witch (Idol) （C）2017 KLabGames（C）KADOKAWA CORPORATION 2017（C）Shengqu Games
The solo appearance of the voice actress Hanazawa Kana on the cover page of "Seiyuu Grand Prix October Issue" in 5 years, has been released on September 10, 2021. Another cover and last article has featured "Liella!" from "Love Live! Superstar!!". The cover and head article of "Seiyuu Grand Prix October Issue" featured Hanazawa Kana, and it contains gravure photos and interviews. The gravure photos were taken at various locations in Yokohama that will remind you of her new song "Moonlight Magic", such as the promenade near the "Yokohama Harbor View Park", the studio with a gentle atmosphere, and the whimsical night scenery. In the long interview, Hanazawa Kana, who is celebrating her 10th anniversary as a singer next year, talked about her future goals and looked back on her debut. There is also an up-close report on the shooting of the MV with the impressive scenes of her sitting on the big moon. Another cover and last article have featured the 5 members of "Liella!" (Date Sayuri, Liyuu, Misaki Nako, Payton Naomi, and Aoyama Nagisa) from the latest series of "Love Live!", "Love Live! Superstar!!". The gravure photos were taken at a place that will remind you of "Yuigaoka Private Girls High School", where Kanon and the others attend, and the photos depict a glimpse of the high school life of the 5 members. Do also check out their conversation while looking back at the currently broadcasting popular TV anime, and other topics, that will surely hype you up more than the previous conversation. As an appendix, it comes with a pin-up poster of Hanazawa Kana, and there is a total of 4 types of bromides of Hanazawa Kana and 3 types of bromides of "Liella!" prepared as a store novelty. Other than that, it comes with the final audition judging voting voucher of "Ecute", the latest character for the TV anime "Dropkick On My Devil! X" that will start in 2022. "Seiyuu Grand Prix October Issue" is priced at 1,440 JPY (tax included), and it is currently available at nationwide physical and online bookstore, Animate, and other stores. ■ "Seiyuu Grand Prix October Issue" Special Price: 1,440 JPY (tax included) Magazine Code: 05587-10 Release Date: September 10 (Friday) Head Editor: Hiroshima Junji Founded Date: November 1994 Publisher: Shufunotomo Infos Seller: Shufunotomo Corporation
From the TV anime “Love After World Domination”, the 1st key visual was released. Moreover, as the additional cast, the names of Okitsu Kazuyoshi, Hineda Nene, Majima Junji, Hidaka Rina, Hanazawa Kana, Kanemoto Hisako, and Sakura Ayane were announced and the comments from each additional cast member have arrived. “Love After World Domination” is the “super hero love comedy” by Noda Hiroshi and Wakamatsu Takahiro, which is based on the manga that is currently serialized in “Monthly Shonen Magazine”. It depicts the secret relationship of Aikawa Fudo, who is the leader of the super hero group working for world peace called “Gelato 5” and Magahara Desumi, who is the leader of the secret agent working for world peace called “Gekko”. The 1st key visual released this time depicted Fudo and Desumi in the middle of a secret date. The additional cast and their characters for 4 Gelato members are the following: Okitsu plays Ojino Hayato (Blue Gelato), Hineda plays Jinguji Misaki (Yellow Gelato), Majima plays Todoroki Daigo (Green Gelato), and Hidaka plays Arisugawa Haru (Pink Gelato). At the same time, Hanazawa plays Majima Kiki (Demon Beast Queen), and Kanemoto plays Kuroyuri Kyoko (Metal Queen), who are the “Queen Series” of the secret organization “Gekko”, and Sakura will play Desumi’s classmate called Houjou Anna. The broadcast of the TV anime “Love After World Domination” begins from 2022. In commemoration for the additional cast announcement, special colored paper with cast autographs will be given through the official Twitter follow and retweet campaign. <Full comments are below> 【Okitsu Kazuyoshi】 I can finally play the role of a superhero. I will do my best to be as fresh as possible, like a flavor of a popping soda. Please do look forward to Gelato 5! 【Hineda Nene】 My name is Hineda Nene, and I will be playing Jinguji Misaki! I am very glad that I can watch over the innocent romance of Fudo and Desumi as Misaki in the anime. I will do my best as a reliable older sister of Gelato 5! Please look forward to “Koiseka”, the anime filled with laughter, fights, and romance! 【Majima Junji】 I read the original manga at the time of audition, though it was very “interesting”, and hoped to be part of it someday. Now I got the opportunity to participate , so I will enjoy the process of acting. 【Hidaka Rina】 Hi! My name is Hidaka Rina, and I will be the pink hero called Haru. That name recognition...I adore it! I also enjoy record very much.. It is a wonderful work with laughter and romance. Please look forward to the broadcast! I will protect the peaceful world! 【Hanazawa Kana】 I will be playing Majima Kiki, a.k.a. Demon Beast Queen. Her charm is her power to react to anything and recklessness that she shows in some scenes. I will play her with energy. 【Kanemoto Hisako】 I am happy to have the opportunity to participate as Kuroyuri Kyoko. I unintentionally smiled at the romance of the two protagonist because they were so cute, when reading the original manga. I look forward to watching the innocent romance scene in the anime as well! Also, please look for the fun interaction of the secret organization Gekko members. 【Sakura Ayane】 My name is Sakura Ayane, and I will be playing Hojo Anna. I am honored to receive the role, which I was most interested in during the audition. All characters are unique in some way, and Anna is one of them. Please look forward to the unique characters moving in the animation! TV Anime “Love After World Domination” Broadcast begins from 2022! <STAFF> Original author: Noda Hiroshi and Wakamatsu Takuhiro (Kodansha “Monthly Shonen Magazine” Serialization)/Director: Iwata Kazuya/Series Structure: Sugisawa Satoru/Character Design: Kobayashi Akemi/Sound Director: Motoyama Tetsu/Music: Takarano Satoshi and Kasai Ryunosuke/Music Producer: Pony Canyon, Updream/Produce: Dream Shift/Animation Production: project No.9 <CAST> Aikawa Fudo (Red Gelato): Kobayashi Yusuke/Magahara Desumi (Death Reaper Girl): Hasegawa Ikumi/Ojino Hayato (Blue Gelato): Okitsu Kazuyoshi/Jinguji Misaki (Yellow Gelato): Hineda Nene/Todoroki Daigo (Green Gelato): Majima Junji/Arisugawa Haru (Pink Gelato): Hidaka Rina/Majima Kiki (Demon Beast Queen): Hanazawa Kana/Kuroyuri Kyoko (Metal Queen): Kanemoto Hisako/Hojo Anna: Sakura Ayane/Narration: Tachiki Fumihiko © Noda Hiroshi, Wakamatsu Takuhiro, Kodansha/Koiseka Production Committee
It was revealed that the TV anime "Shinka no Mi: Shiranai Uchi ni Kachigumi Jinsei" will be broadcast in October 2021. The teaser PV and key visual have been released, and it was revealed that the main protagonist Hiragi Seiichi will be voiced by Shimono Hiro and the heroine Saria is voiced by Hanazawa Kana. "Shinka no Mi: Shiranai Uchi ni Kachigumi Jinsei" is based on the another world fantasy light novel that is serialized on "Shousetsuka ni Narou" and published by "Monster Bunko". One day, the bullied high school student, Hiragi Seiichi was suddenly summoned to the another world that is like a sword and magic game. And this story about him walking on the path for conquering his life started when he happens to eat the "Shinka no Mi" (lit. Evolution Fruit). The broadcast of the TV anime "Shinka no Mi: Shiranai Uchi ni Kachigumi Jinsei" will start in October 2021. Do look forward to the future announcement to see how this work, which is showing a brand new adventure in an unknown world that is not Earth, will be adapted to anime. (C) Miku/ Futabasha, "Shinka no Mi" Production Committee
Hanazawa Kana is a voice actress and a singer, who is well-known for playing Nakano Ichika in “The Quintessential Quintuplets”, Kanroji Mitsuru in “Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba”, and singing “Renai Circulation”, announced that she will now belong to Pony Canyon after leaving her former agency, ANIPLEX and SACRA MUSIC. Comment from her also arrived. Hanazawa Kana is a popular voice actress, who is known for playing Nakano Ichika in “The Quintessential Quintuplets”, Kanroji Mitsuru in “Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba”, Sengoku Nadeko in “ Series”, Nanakusa Mayumi in “The Irregular at Magic High School”, Tsunemori Akari in “PSYCHO-PASS”, and Shiina Mayuri in “Steins; Gate”, and also the singer. This time, Hanazawa announced that she will change her office from ANIPLEX and SACRA MUSIC to Pony Canyon, to which she belonged for 9 years. She also announced that she will release her first single, “Moonlight Magic” in her new office. Together with Kitagawa Shouri (ROUND TABLE), the sound producer who worked with Hanazawa to set up the world unique to her from the beginning, Hanazawa herself wrote the lyrics for “Moonlight Magic” and the new song, “Minato no Mieru Oka” (Hill that can spot the harbor). The chinese version of the 2 songs will be also recorded on the CD. This is the first work being released after her 5th album “Koko Base” released in February 2019, and 3 years have passed since she released her 13th single on July 18 titled “Daijoubu”. The new single will be used as the opening theme song for the upcoming TV drama “Omimi ni Aimashitara.”, which is starting from July 8 at TV Tokyo’s Thursday Drama 24. “Moonlight Magic” will be released on September 29. Hanazawa Kana I will switch to Pony Canyon, after had a wonderful time at ANIPLEX and SACRA MUSIC for 9 years. It is all happened because I want to deliver you my music as long as possible. I look forward to work with the staff I often met at the recording sessions since I trust them strongly. While struggling in the society, where I cannot see my fans due to the Covid-19 pandemic that canceled the concerts, I worked so hard with Kitagawa Shouri-san to compose music. I want my fans to listen to my new music, since the songs completed are so wonderful. The 1st single, “Moonlight Magic” will be composed by Kitagawa Shouri-san, and written by me. It has a shining atmosphere similar to “Hoshizora Destination”, and I devoted my full ability to new song, that I worked on for 9 years. The song will tell that to enjoy your precious, happy time , especially because the current difficult situations. I will first hope to deliver it to you, and see you at the concerts, and other happy events. Please look forward to my new activity! © “Omimi ni Aimashitara.” Production Committee
From the TV anime "Seven Knights Revolution: Hero Successor", the plot and scene cut of the second episode "Chance Encounter -Granseed-", which was broadcast on April 12 (Mon1 (Sun), 2021, have been released. "Seven Knights Revolution: Hero Successor" is the latest project of the mobile RPG "Seven Knights", which has been downloaded over 60 million times worldwide. It depicts an original story of the distant future of "Seven Knights" as a TV anime. The subtitle of the second episode is "Chance Encounter -Granseed-." “Granseed Academy” - The academy called “the Great Seed” is the very place where boys and girls who fight with heroes in their bodies are nurtured and forced to fight against the forces of destruction. Guided by Faria, a girl from the “Seven Knights,” Nemo visits Grandsd Seed Academy and meets Joe Tsurugi, a boy swordsman who hates “Physis.” Joe rebels against Faria, who tries to incorporate Nemo into the “Seven Knights.” Nemo also begins to change as he meets the Seven Knights, who are full of originality. However, the evil influence of darkness is about to engulf the peaceful school life... The second episode "Chance Encounter -Granseed-" from "Seven Knights Revolution: Hero Successor" started airing on TOKYO MX, BS11, and other stations on April 121, 2021 at 0:00 am. (C) Netmarble Corp. & Netmarble Nexus Inc., Seven Knights Production Committee
From the TV anime "Seven Knights Revolution: Heir of Heroes" (which will start airing on April 4, 2021), the ED theme song will be sung by voice actor Yamashita Daiki. The non-credit short version of the theme song "Tail" has also been released. Yamashita-san, who will make his debut as an artist with this work, has also commented on the song. The original story of "Seven Knights Revolution: Heir of Heroes" is based on the mobile RPG "Seven Knights" which has been downloaded over 60 million times worldwide, and the TV anime is an original story about the distant future of the "Seven Knights". Yamashita-san, who is in charge of the ED theme song for this work, came to Tokyo from Shizuoka to learn singing, which he loves. In 2014, he won the 8th Seiyu Award for New Actor and has starred in "My Hero Academia", "Yowamushi Pedal", and "Pokemon". However, his passion for singing has never left him, and he finally made his debut as an artist in March 2021, using the expressive power and voice color he has cultivated as a voice actor.
Mobile RPG over 60 million downloads called "Seven Knights" marks 5th anniversary Feb. 4, 2021, and announced the anime adoption with the title "Seven Knights Revolution-Descendants of Hero-" as the latest project. This will depict the distant future of "Seven Knights" through the original story. The casts and staff were announced. Other than Yamashita Daiki will play Nemo and Yamashita Daiki will play Philia, director will be Ichikawa Ryouya and Rhiden Film will be in charge. Moreover, the teaser promotion movie with character voices and the teaser visual with original illustrations by character designer Matsuura Arisa, have been revealed. "Seven Knights Revolution-Descendants of Hero-" will be broadcast from Apr. 2021. Additionally, the new smartphone RPG "Seven Knights Revolution" will also start from 2021. Nemo CV: Yamashita Daiki A boy who was successful in making a contract with without learning his name. Born in a remote village abut allowed to enter Granseed Academy since he has the ability as . He is an ordinary boy without any special abilities nor special family, who knows nothing outside his village. 【Comment】 I will be playing the protagonist Nemo for the TV anime "Seven Knights Revolution-Descendants of Hero-". Those of you who worry if the characters from the app will appear in the anime, because the setting says it takes place in the distant future...No worries! They will appear in the anime, but in the different ways for new "Seven Knights" series. I think this anime will be enjoyable for both "Seven Knights" players and those of you who are new to this. Please enjoy this anime from multiple perspectives, such as unique characters, flashy actions, human dramas and etc. Philia CV: Yamamura Hibiki She is who fights by borrowing the power of Unomia, and is a descendant of the hero Unlmia who had fought with the army and saved the world a long time ago. She is the head of the student council called at . She invited Nemo into after feeling something great from him fighting during her travel. 【Comment】 Philia is a novel and elegant, but also a wonderful girl who is innocent and cute. I tried my best to express her beauty and charm at the audition, so I am very happy that I can play her. I look forward for unique characters and wonderful stories and actions. (C) Netmarble Corp.&Netmarble Nexus Inc. Seven Knights Production Committee
The largest movie, drama, and anime review service in Japan, “Filmarks”, released “spring 2021 season anime satisfactory ranking”, based on the data taken through their service. The 1st place was “Fruits Basket The Final”, the 2nd was “My Hero Academia 5th Season” and the 3rd was “Odd Taxi”. “spring 2021 season anime satisfactory ranking” was based on the average ★scores (MAX 5.0) and review numbers (Mark! Numbers) given to the anime broadcast in spring 2021 (March 25 to May 31, 2021). The anime with the highest number of ★scores ranked high in “spring 2021 season anime satisfactory ranking”. The 1st place “Fruits Basket The Final” received an average ★4.34 (Max 5.0). The fans commented, “the emotions of each character are well depicted”, “this is my life bible”, “couldn’t watch this without my tears falling off”, and “This is the wonderful human drama that cannot be explained with words”. The 2nd place “My Hero Academia Season 5” received ★4.33, the 3rd place “Odd Taxi” received ★4.31, the 4th place “Kingdom Season 3” received ★4.19, and the 5th place “Zombie Land Saga Revenge” received ★4.11. Following the top 5 listed above, the ranking was followed by “Tokyo Revengers”, “Vivy-Fluorite Eye’s Song-“, “To Your Eternity”, “Moriarty the Patriot Season 2”, and “Welcome to Demon School, Iruma-kun! Season “2”. For Mark! Number ranking (review numbers), “Tokyo Revengers” was the top, the highest number of episode comments were given to “Godzilla S. P”. “Fruits Basket” The Final © Takaya Natsuki, Hakusensha/Fruits Basket Production Committee “My Hero Academia” Season 5 © Horikoshi Kouhei/Shueisha, My Hero Academia Production Committee “Odd Taxi” © P.I.C.S./Odokagawa Traffic Partners
The main 5 members of Meta Liberation Army, the group appearing in the TV anime “My Hero Academia” Season 5, and their cast members have been announced. The experienced actors , including Hirata Hiroaki, Sugita Tomokazu, Majima Junji, Honda Takako, and Yamashita Seiichirou are gathered together. “My Hero Academia” entered the 2nd cour from June 26, 2021. The Meta Liberation Army believes that “Special ability, a.k.a. ‘quirks’, should be used freely”, and is the group currently expanding its power. The 5 members have been revealed this time. Re Destro (Yotsubashi Rikiya), the son of the former rival Destro. The CEO of the big IT company and the strategist of the Meta Liberation Army, Skeptic (Kinzoku Yuuho). The governor with a high ability of speech, who collects the supporters through his activity, Trumpet (Hanabatake Bikou). The managing director of the publisher and the ads leader Curious (Kitsuki Okitoshi). The spy of the Meta Liberation Army and the follower of Re Destro, Gaiten. The cast for the Meta Liberation Army was also announced. Hirata Hiroaki will play Re Destro, Sugita Tomokazu will play Skeptic, Majima Junji will play Trumpet, Honda Takako will play Curious, and Yamashita Seiichirou will play Gaiten. The comments from the experienced casts have arrived. 【Hirata Hiroaki: Re Destro/Yotsubashi Rikiya】 I am honored that I can be a part of “My Hero Academia”, which I longed for. And I will be playing the leader of the Meta Liberation Army “Re Destro”. I am partly nervous and happy. I always participate in the session with full stress to compete with young powers from others. Please look forward to the anime, and I will be playing with my full ability, coming from the time I waited to be a part of this series. 【Sugita Tomokazu: Skeptic/Kinzoku Yuuho】 In a society, where the existence of a hero is normal. What people will be asked for is simple, although society itself is complex. It is sad to see the string, that used to be set to control a doll, now fastens your neck. Isn’t it? 【Majima Junji: Trumpet/Hanabatake Bikou】 Hanabatake is a governor, so I feel pressure to express his “ability to speech”. I did my best, so please look forward to it. 【Honda Takako: Curious/Kitsuki Okitoshi】 In the short time and pressure given to “introduction”, I hope to deliver the characteristic, background, and the role in the series of “Curious”, a.k.a. Kitsuki Okitoshi, to you as much as possible. Thank you for letting me in. 【Yamashita Seiichirou/Gaiten】 I am honored to be a part of the wonderful work with strong support. I read the original manga, and the belief of each hero and villain made me think deeply, and shocked my heart. Gaiten is a mysterious character, but I will do my best to play him, together with “Justice of the Meta Liberation Army” in my heart. Please continue your support! © Horikoshi Kouhei/Shueisha, My Hero Academia Production Committee
From the TV anime "Tokyo Revengers", a non-credit video of "Tokyo Wonder.", the ending theme song of the 2nd cour "Bloody Halloween Arc" (released in July), has been revealed. "Tokyo Wonder." is an upper tune song by Nakimushi, a solo artist , who has rapidly been gaining young fans but doesn't reveal his/her real name, appearance, age, etc. The song is featured with the artist's husky voice, edgy sound, and his/her unique sense of words, which make the song perfect for the world-view of "Tokyo Revengers". Please indulge yourself in the new ending theme song, which adds color to the 2nd cour, with the beautiful non-credit video. The TV anime "Tokyo Revengers" is currently broadcast on MBS, TV Tokyo, BS Asahi, AT-X, and other stations. As "Bloody Halloween Arc" has just started, please keep your eyes on the main episodes. TV Anime "Tokyo Revengers" ■Broadcast Information Available on MBS, TV Tokyo, BS Asahi, AT-X, etc. "Bloody Halloween Arc" has just started in July! (C)Wakui Ken, Kodansha / Anime "Tokyo Revengers" Production Committee
Many of the anime in 2021 spring season are about to reach the finale. From original anime to sequels of popular series, there were many attractive titles to choose from, however which anime gained the most support from the anime!anime! readers? Here at anime!anime!, we conducted the reader survey titled “What was the best anime from 2021 spring season?”. The survey was conducted from June 18 to 25, and a total of 441 readers answered the survey. The females made up the majority of the vote with close to 65%, while the male readers made up approximately 35%. The young readers made up the majority, with minors making up approximately 35% and the reader’s in 20’s making up 30%. ■ Original anime ranked in the top and the 2nd! The 1st place was “Bakuten!!”. The support rating was approximately 9%. The anime was about boy’s rhythmic gymnastics, and the comments to the work said, “the fresh opening theme, a heart-warming story filled with youth, the acting of the experienced voice actors…all of them were awesome! My mother, who doesn't often watch anime, was also charmed by this!” and “The rhythmic gymnastics was impressive, and the relationship with the protagonist being charmed by the acting and his friends, seniors at school, and his teacher were wonderful. I wanted to support their team so much”. There were comments to the fact that this anime is set in the Tohoku region; “I personally like Iwanuma City, Miyagi Pref., so I was glad that this anime took place there”. 2nd Place The 2nd place was “Vivy-Fluorite Eye’s Song-“. The support rating was approximately 8%. This is an original Sci-Fi anime produced by WIT STUDIO. A diva AI meets Matsumoto from the future, and they go on a journey that travels through 100 years. “The development of the story was unpredictable due to its originality, and I was moved by the quality of drawings, music, and acting by the voice actors”, and “It has been a while since I enjoyed the detailed settings and hidden factors. I want to rewatch the anime from episode 1”. “Insert music is used almost every episode, and it was wonderful”, the comment mentioned the music of the anime. 3rd place The 3rd place was “My Hero Academia”. The difference between the 2nd place was so small. The 5th season of the popular series received comments like the following; “”he game between class A and B showed the growth of each character, and it moved my heart strongly”, and “I was glad to see the fighting where many characters used their quirks”. This anime is about to start the 2nd half. The Endeavour internship arc is gaining attention. In the male-only ranking, the 1st place was “Vivy- Fluorite\ Eye’s Song-“, the 2nd was “Higehiro: After Being Rejected, I Shaved and Took in a High School Runaway”, and the 3rd was “Zombie Land Saga”. In the female-only ranking, the 1st place was “Bakuten!!”, the 2nd was “Fruits Basket The Final”, and the 3rd was “My Hero Academia”. To “Higehiro: After Being Rejected, I Shaved and Took in a High School Runaway”: “Sayu’s sad past and Yoshida-san’s kindness. I enjoyed their complex relationship that both of them wont be honest, although they already known each other’s feeling.” To “Zombie Land Saga Revenge”: “The anime slowly showed the hidden secrets related to each character’s past, and the live, insert music, and movies were all great. I also enjoyed learning Saga’s sightseeing spots, and gourmet”. To “Fruits Basket The Final”: “The characters took new steps forward, and I cried every time each character moves forward. It is definitely a wonderful anime”. ■ Introducing other comments! To “SSSS. DYNAZENON”: “I enjoyed every episode, although I don’t watch robots and monster anime often” and “the anime was fresh because it combined robots and monsters with youth ensemble drama.” To “Pretty Boy Detective Club”: “Characters, the content, and designs were all at the best levels. I was surprised by how they recreated Nishio Ishin's novel into the wonderful work.” To “Odd Taxi”: “Although the characters are cute animals, their personalities are close to humans. No extra feature could be seen in characteristic, action, and conversation, and everything I see was a hint for the future.” Original anime ranked in the 1st and 2nd place for spring 2021 season. The original anime also ranked in the TOP 20, and many fans seemed to enjoy what will be happening next. ■Ranking Top 20 [What was the best anime in spring 2021 season?] 1st: “Bakuten!!” 2nd: “Vivy-“Fluorite Eye’s Song-“ 3rd: “My Hero Academia” Season 5 4th: “Frutis Basket The Final” 5th: Tokyo Revengers” 6th: 86” 7th: “Mao Dao Zhu Shi” 8th: “Shadow House” 8th: “Zombie Land Saga Revenge” 8th: “SSSS. DYNAZENON” 8th: “Higehiro: After Being Rejected, I Shaved and Took in a High School Runaway” 8th: “Moriarity the Patriot” 13th: “Odd Taxi” 13th: “Beautiful Boy Detective Club” 15th: “Godzilla S.P ” 16th: “The World Ends with You” 16th: “I've Been Killing Slimes for 300 Years and Maxed Out My Level” 17th: “The Saint's Magic Power is Omnipotent” 19th: “SHAMAN KING” 19th: “Sound of Mashiro” (Survey conducted: June 18 to 25, 2021) ※This survey is taken as a part of research on “current anime and character’s popularity and interest”. The result does not determine any superiority nor inferiority between the characters or anime. Please read this article to learn about new anime and characters.
"Seiyuu Danshi Desuga...? (I'm a voice actor, but...?)" is a voice actor variety program featuring young voice actors, including Uemura Yuuto, Umehara Yuuichiro, and Kobayashi Yuusuke The special event of "Nananin no You Drama CD Adaptation Project (The Seven Apparitions' Drama CD Adaptation Project)" from this program has been announced. The event is called "Seiyuu Danshi no! 'Nananin no You' Bunkasai Desuga...? ('The Seven Apparitions' Cultural Festival of I'm a Voice Actor, but...?)", and it will be held on October 31, on "Nippon TV Lanlan Hall, Yomiuri Land". "Seiyuu Danshi Desuga...?" is a regular voice actor variety program that is broadcast on CS TV station's "Family Theatre" for 6 years. The film was released in 2020. It features the 7 young voice actors, which are Uemura Yuuto, Umehara Yuuichiro, Koumoto Keisuke, Kobayashi Yuusuke, Shirai Yuusuke, Honjou Yuutarou, and Yamamoto Kazutomi. This program is aimed to deliver "soothing, throbbing, and smiling" moments to the ladies as they challenged the various obstacles while making full use of their "voice actor" potentials via "voice" and "acting". It was announced that the special event based on the program original drama CD "Nananin no You", called "Seiyuu Danshi no! 'Nananin no You' Bunkasai Desuga...?" will be held. The event has the theme of "cultural festival", and it will feature various corners, such as "'Nananin no You' Look back Corner" as they look back toward the activities since the birth of the character, a project to visit the place related to the apparitions, The "Nananin no You" recital that could only be heard in this event, and the quiz & game corners. This will be a program that can be enjoyed by both the audience of "Seiyuu Danshi Desuga...?" and those who had purchased the drama CD of "Nananin no You", so do check it out if you are a fan. "Seiyuu Danshi no! 'Nananin no You' Bunkasai Desuga...?" will be held on October 31, on "Nippon TV Lanlan Hall, Yomiuri Land". ■"Seiyuu Danshi no! 'Nananin no You' Bunkasai Desuga...?" Date: October 31, 2021 (Sunday) Afternoon Session: Venue Open at 12:30 PM/ Start at 1:30 PM, End at 3:30 PM Night Session: Venue Open at 5:00 PM/ Start at 6:00 PM, End at 8:00 PM Venue: Nippon TV Lanlan Hall, Yomiuri Land (Inside Yomiuri Land Amusement Park, 4015-1 Yanokuchi, Inagi-shi, Tokyo) Organizer: Tohoku Shinsha Co., Ltd. Ticket Price: 7,500 JPY (tax included) ※ The price is inclusive of the ticket entry on the performance date. Pre-schooler are not allowed to enter. Ticket Seller: Advance sale for Family Theatre Club Premium Member... at 12:00 noon, on September 3, 2021 (Friday) ※Information on the on-site ticket sale will be announced later Performer: Uemura Yuuto, Umehara Yuuichiro, Koumoto Keisuke, Kobayashi Yuusuke, Shirai Yuusuke, Honjou Yuutarou, Yamamoto Kazutomi ※The lineup of performers might change without prior notice. (C) Tohoku Shinsha/ Sarachiyomi
Voice actors Namikawa Daisuke and Ishikawa Kaito appeared in "Say You to Yo Asobi (Thu) [Namikawa Daisuke, Ishikawa Kaito] #15", which was broadcast on the "Anime LIVE Channel" of the new future TV "ABEMA" on July 29, 2021. In this episode, Eguchi Takuya and Umehara Yuichiro appeared as guests. Besides that Namikawa and Ishikawa produced the two guests in a tacky way in "Let’s examine if a hot guy is hot no matter what he does!", and they also examined the two, who are unflappable by anything, on the moment when their hearts were touched in a corner, "Where is the deadline for Eguchi and Umehara's hearts were touched?" and more. It had been a long time since Eguchi was the Monday MC of "Say You to Yo Asobi 2nd season" and Umehara hadn't appeared as a guest in 1 year and 9 months. It’s been a long time for both of them to join the show, but started in a relaxed mood; they did a skit with dummy head mikes, talked about an episode of a drinking party with Ishikawa, whom he "knows well". Eguchi and Umehara are currently appearing in the TV animation "TSUKIPRO THE ANIMATION 2", which is also being broadcast on "ABEMA". This anime is set in the entertainment agency TSUKIPRO, TSUKINO TALENT PRODUCTION, and depicts the human drama of the four units that belong to the agency with music full of uniqueness. Eguchi plays as Takamura Shiki and Umehara plays as Murase Dai, both belonging to "SolidS". Eguchi talked about the charm saying, "The interesting thing about this work is that the characters get old every year!" Umehara nodded his head heartily and said, "We can grow old together, can't we?" He talked about the joy of the TSUKIPRO world where you can grow old together with the characters. Eguchi also mentioned that the characters' personalities change as they get older and said, "That's one of the fun parts of acting." He revealed that he enjoyed how the characters grow while acting. The show continued with the "Let’s examine if a hot guy is hot no matter what he does!" corner. In this corner, Namikawa and Ishikawa produce two stylish and cool guests by coordinating their clothes and walk in a tacky way. Namikawa produces Eguchi and Ishikawa produces Umehara. Eguchi and Umehara seemed to be excited about the idea of being produced in a tacky way, saying "I hope they'll break through" and "If we're going to do it." The Ishikawa and Umehara team immediately started coordinating, but Ishikawa struggled with Umehara, who looked good in everything, saying, "He looks good when I put the clothes on. He struggled with the coordination, but "So Tacky Fashion Show: Tacky Collection" began. First of all, Umehara appeared on stage wearing denim with a swan popping out of his pants, looking as hilarious as a comedian. Everyone burst into laughter at the gap. However, Namikawa and Eguchi immediately accepted it and said, "That's nice." and "How can I say? Isn't he cool?", which was an unexpected reaction. Ishikawa, the producer of tacky fashion, was frustrated, saying "It looks good on you" and "I couldn't hide how cool he is." The Namikawa and Eguchi team followed, wearing red pants, rose-patterned shirts, and frilly heart aprons, which makes it look eccentric. As Eguchi walked down the runway in a joyful mood, they praised him saying, "Doesn't this look like a fashion show?" and "On the contrary, he looks like wearing a high brand." However, when Eguchi returned to the studio, he unexpectedly changed his mind, saying, "It's very different being here," and "It's gotta be a runway," which was a turnover. As a result, the Namikawa and Eguchi team ended up with an overwhelming victory. Umehara, who had just devoted himself, said masochistically, "I’m the one who did the dirty work," which made the studio once again filled with laughter. The four enjoyed the corner "Where is the deadline for Eguchi and Umehara's hearts were touched?," which was to find out the moment when the unflappable Eguchi and Umehara's hearts were touched by questions including "A random restaurant tastes really good," "Winning 5,000 yen with a scratch card," and "The costume provided is a bathing suit." Looking back on the 90-minute live broadcast, Umehara said, "This is the most fun I've had this year," indicating that they had enjoyed a stimulating night out. At the end of the show, it was announced that Ishiya Haruki would appear as a guest next time on August 5, which made the audience look forward to what kind of night out they would have next time. In addition, "Say You to Yo Asobi" is currently running a special program titled "Overcome the Summer Heat! Do Your Best With Energy." Two episodes from each day of the week from the previous episodes of "Say You to Yo Asobi 2021" are being streamed free of charge for one week. From Thursday's episode, "#6", a fashion collab challenge, and "#11", a bungee jumping challenge, are being streamed for free, so take this opportunity to check them out. ["Anime LIVE Channel" / "Say You to Yo Asobi Thu [Namikawa Daisuke x Ishikawa Kaito] #15"] Broadcast on Thursday, July 29, 2021 Cast (honorifics omitted): Namikawa Daisuke, Ishikawa Kaito, Eguchi Takuya (guest), Umehara Yuichiro (guest) *The program will be available only on "ABEMA Premium*."
Voice actor Umehara Yuuichirou has appeared on the cover of "Seiyu Grand Prix July 2021 Issue" while the back cover features Nakamura Shuugo. In this issue, it had featured Umehara Yuuichirou's first time on the cover alone and the head article. It is also filled with various fashionable photos, such as the simple clothing, which is a white T-shirt and the denim, on the cover and the gravure photos of him in the "pink hoodie" that gives off a gap of his allure. In the long interview that has more than 10,000 words, it will focus on his debut as a voice actor to his recuperation in 2018 as well as his comeback. Also, the new serialization "Tsudure Umekusa (Ennui Filler)" has started in this issue. In the first issue of this essay, which features his recent events and thoughts as he has nothing to do, will featured photos of him in glasses that gives off the vibe of a writer. This is an article bursting with "the season of Ume-chan". The back cover and last article have feature Nakamura Shuugo, who will be releasing both his 1st album "Natural" and 4th single "Kowareta Sekai no Byouhari wa" on his birthday, July 28. This issue is also filled with the special article of Nishiyama Koutarou, TRD (Kondou Takayuki X Ono Daisuke), Yamashita Daiki, Namikawa Daisuke, "Tokyo Revengers" featuring Shin Yuuki, Hayashi Yuu, and Suzuki Tatsuhisa in the biker uniform, report on the special event of "The Quintessential Quintuplets ∬", and "My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom! X" featuring Uchida Maaya and Okasaki Miho. "Seiyu Grand Prix July 2021 Issue" is priced at 1,440 JPY (tax included). It is now available in Japan's nationwide bookstores. Certain stores will come with a purchase novelty.
March 8 is Umehara Yuuichirou-san's birthday. He debuted as a voice actor in the 2010s and won the Best Rookie Actor in the 10th Seiyu Awards. In the 2021 winter anime, he takes part in many titles, including "2.43: Seiin High School Boys Volleyball Team", "Skate-Leading Stars", and "Heaven's Design Team". And on his birthday, he released his 2nd photo book "Umehara Yuuichirou Photo Book: Umegoyomi ~Kanbai~". The first photo book in 4 years is attracting much attention. To celebrate his birthday, Anime!Anime! conducted the same survey as last year asking, "Who's Your Favorite Character Voiced by Umehara Yuuichirou-san?" We received 181 votes during the survey period from February 15 to 28. The voters were mainly female with a gender ratio of 80% female to 20% male, and the age range was on the younger side with 55% under 20 and 25% in their 20s. ■"Twisted Wonderland" Leona, a game character, made the top of the list 1st Place Topping the list was Leona Kingscholar from "Disney: Twisted Wonderland" with roughly 13% of the votes. Leona Kingscholar is the dorm leader of Savanaclaw of the prestigious magic training school, Night Raven College. Though having a languorous attitude, he actually is in a noble position as the 2nd prince of his home country. Fans sent comments like, "I can't resist the combination of his deep voice and the arrogant attitude!", "I love how he looks languorous but has that arrogant, classic king-like attitude," and "I love his acting when he snaps, and I think it complements his deep voice." This was a rare case of a character from a game, which hasn't received an anime adaptation yet, taking 1st place in an Anime!Anime! survey. 2nd Place Coming in 2nd was Hasumi Keito from "Ensemble Stars!" with roughly 10% of the votes, moving up from last year's 3rd place. Hasumi Keito is the vice president of the student council of Yumenosaki Private Academy. He received votes saying how they're fascinated by not only his character but also his singing voice such as, "Of course, I love the songs of Akatsuki, the group Hasumi Keito belongs to, but how he's strict to both himself and the people around him yet is kind to others also fascinates me. How he sometimes becomes awkward is also charming (laughs)," and "I can't resist the gap between his regular deep voice and the higher pitch of his singing voice." 3rp Place Kamitani Hayato from "School Babysitters" ranked at 3rd, just a few votes shy of 2nd place. The classmate of the protagonist Kashima Ryuuichi was popular for his cool looks and kind heart, "He's awkward and quiet, but cherishes his family and friends." He received votes such as, "He's unfriendly, blunt, and is tough towards his little brother, Taka, but is actually very compassionate, and I love it!", and "He's a bit scary but I love how Kamitani is kind to his little brother and friends." ■Here are some comments for other characters! For Souma Kureno from "Fruits Basket" (2nd TV series), "I was amazed by how he portrays the kindness and fragility of Kureno-san. He skillfully uses his high tone and deep voice, and I love his breathes, tone of his voice, and the way he speaks." For Ryuuguuin Seiya from "Cautious Hero: The Hero Is Overpowered but Overly Cautious", "Though the story itself is mostly comedic, his cool voice somehow matches fits in well. I think Umehara-san is the only one who can pull this off." For Mikawa Kuro from "Uchi Tama!? ~Uchi no Tama Shirimasen ka?~", "A passionate yet, refreshing, likable dog. It was exhilarating like watching the Taisou no Oniisan." (Taisou no Oniisan is a character in a Japanese children's TV show) For the Courier from "Akudama Drive", "I was fascinated by the Courier, and I couldn't resist the cuteness he shows from time to time," and "I loved his cool way of life, and how his mind changed over time was impressing." This year's ranking has changed drastically from last year. Looking at the overall ranking, there were votes for characters from currently broadcasting titles like Aoki Misao from "2.43: Seiin High School Boys Volleyball Team", "It was refreshing to hear the combination of Umehara-san's deep and stable voice and the Fukui dialect." ■Overall Ranking [Who's Your Favorite Character Voiced by Umehara Yuuichirou-san? 2021 Edition] 1. Leona Kingscholar "Disney: Twisted Wonderland" 2. Hasumi Keito "Ensemble Stars!" 3. Kamiya Hayato "School Babysitters" 4. Souma Kureno "Fruits Basket" (2nd TV series) 5. Yufuin En "Cute High Earth Defense Club Love!" 6. Siegfried Kircheis "Legend of the Galactic Heroes: The New Thesis" 7. Fujii Takuma / Tiger The Dark "Tiger Mask W" 8. The Courier "Akudama Drive" 9. Goblin Slayer "Goblin Slayer" 10. Ryuuguuin Seiya "Cautious Hero: The Hero Is Overpowered but Overly Cautious" 11. Takajou Kyouji "The Idolmaster SideM" 11. Mitsuhide "Snow White with the Red Hair" 13. Kimura "Heaven's Design Team" 13. Zoltan Akkanen "Mobile Suit Gundam Narrative" 15. Aoki Misao "2.43: Seiin High School Boys Volleyball Team" 15. Ichijouji Teika "Magic-kyun! Renaissance" 15. Murase Dai "Tsukipro The Animation" (Voting Period: February 18-25, 2021)
The educating application with the theme of "fortune-telling", "Tarot Boys: 22 Apprentice Fortune-tellers" is scheduled to be released in early-November 2021. The cast member information, including Chiba Shouya, Umehara Yuuichirou, and Sakurai Takahiro, was announced together with the release of the PV. "Tarot Boys: 22 Apprentice Fortune-tellers" (abbreviation: Tarodan) is a complete free application featuring the fortune-telling of the user daily lucky by the characters, which are the manifestation of the tarot cards. The release of the application was announced during the special program "Chiba Shouya & Umehara Yuuichirou tried to become 'Tarot Boys'" on the YouTube "Aniplex" channel. The key visual with all the 22 characters, the PV that introduces the game system and characters, and the cast member information were released. The "Tarodan Fortune-telling" featuring the "Which Type of You" in the application has started in advance on the official website, and the pre-registration has started on the official Twitter. "Tarot Boys: 22 Apprentice Fortune-tellers" is scheduled to be released in early-November 2021. （C）2021 Tarodan
The special program of "Star Wars: Vision", a work that was created by 7 Japanese animation studio, will be broadcast at 7:00 PM, on September 24, 2021, on "Disney+" official YouTube channel. The program will feature Nozawa Masako, Ogata Kenichi, Enoki Junya, Seto Asami, and other cast members as well as the staff. It was publicly known that director George Lucas, the creator of "Star Wars", gotten most of his inspiration from the Japanese myth and the movies of director Kurosawa Akira. And due to that influence, all the works from the theme and story to the characters have a connection to the Japanese culture. "Star Wars: Vision" is a project that returns "Star Wars" to its "creator roots", which is Japan, and it will depict 9 new stories that are created by 7 Japanese animation studios, which are Kamikaze Douga, Kinema Citrus, Science SARU, Geno Studio, Studio Colorido, Studio TRIGGER, and Production I.G, in their own unique "vision". The special live streaming of this project has been announced. A total of 10 voice actors are featured, which are Terasoma Masaki (voice of Ronin) from Kamikaze Douga's "The Duel", Seto Asami (voice of F) from Kinema Citrus's "The Village Bride", Nozawa Masako (voice of T0-B1) from Science SARU's "T0-B1", Lynn (voice of Misa) from Science SARU's "Akakiri", Kobayashi Seiran (voice of Lop) from Geno Studio's "Lop and Ochou", Yoshino Hiroyuki (voice of Jay) from Geno Studio's "Lop and Ochou", Enoki Junya (voice of Karre) & Shiraishi Ryouko (voice of Am) from Studio Trigger's "The Twins", Ogata Kenichi (voice of The Elder) from Studio Trigger's "The Elder", and Akasaki Chinatsu (voice of Kara) from Production I.G's "The Ninth Jedi". During the program, each voice actor will talk about the highlights and charm of the respective works, conduct the "9 seconds challenge" where they answer questions about their character in 9 seconds, theirs questions toward the production staff, as well as the pressure faced and thoughts due to the participation in "Star Wars". At the same time, the production staff will also talk about the reason behind the voice actors’ selection, the situation during the recording, sharing on the production process and behind-the-scenes of the story and characters along with the introduction of the precious art contents and footages of each work. The special program of "Star Wars: Vision" will be broadcast at 7:00 PM, on September 24, 2021, on "Disney+" official YouTube channel and "Star Wars" official Twitter. Performers -Kamikaze Douga/ "The Duel"- Terasoma Masaki (Ronin), Mizuno Takanobu (Director), Okasaki Takashi (Character Designer) -Kinema Citrus/ "The Village Bride"- Seto Asami (F), Haga Hitoshi (Director), Oonishi Takahito (Script Writer), Morimoto Kouji (Project Producer) -Science SARU/ "Akakiri"- Lynn (Misa), Choi Eunyoung (Director), Kido Yuichiro (Script Writer) -Science SARU/ "T0-B1"- Nozawa Masako (T0-B1), Abel Góngora (Director) -Geno Studio/ "Lop and Ochou"- Kobayashi Seiran (Lop), Igarashi Yuki (Director) -Studio Colorido/ "Tatooine Rhapsody"- Yoshino Hiroyuki (Jay), Kimura Taku (Director) -Studio Trigger / "The Twins"- Enoki Junya (Karre), Shiraishi Ryouko (Am), Imaishi Hiroyuki (Director), Wakabaya Hiromi (Script Writer), Koyama Shigeto (Design) -Studio Trigger / "The Elder"- Ogata Kenichi (The Elder), Otsuka Masahiko (Director and Script Writer) -Production I.G/ "The Ninth Jedi"- Akasaki Chinatsu (Kara), Kamiyama Kenji (Director) (C) 2021 TM & (C) Lucasfilm Ltd. All Rights Reserved.
From “Komi Can’t Communicate” (starting from October 6, 2021), the additional character and cast information are revealed. Inoue Kikuko participates as the protagonist’s mother, Komi Shuko, and Hoshino Mitsuaki participates as Komi Masayoshi. The original work of “Komi Can’t Communicate” is the manga by Oda Tomohito, which is currently serialized in “Weekly Shonen Sunday”. This is a comedy following a beautiful girl with communication disorder, where Komi-san, a first-year high school student with the dream “to have 100 friends” together with extreme social communication problems, spends ordinary life with unique friends, including her “first friend” but “too ordinary” classmate called Tadano-kun and others. Two additional casts were announced this time. Inoue Kikuko plays Komi Shuko and Hoshino Mitsuaki plays Komi Masayoshi. The comments from both casts have arrived. “Komi Can’t Communicate” will be broadcast from midnight of October 6, 2021 on TV Tokyo and other channels. Komi Shuko (CV: Inoue Kikuko) ■Character Description She is the mother of Komi-san. Her perfect beautify is inherited to Komi-san herself. However, she has high social communication skills and can talk to Tadano-kun regardless of the first encounter, and this factor wasn’t inherited to her daughter. ■Cast Comment Q1. Please tell us your impression on this work. I was first excited to see the impactful title, but as I learn more and more about this, I was drawn into the story! Heart-warming kindness, sadness and jokes all fully compose the work. I think it would be fun to pay further attention to all unique characters, including Komi-san and her unique friends. Q. Please tell us the impression on your character and your thoughts. Shuko-san is a self-claimed “forever 17”. Hey hey. I am sorry. (^^) I am so thankful that they nominated me for this role. I will play her optimistically, because she is so energetic and easy-going, compared to her daughter, Komi-san♪ At the same time, she understands her daughter more than anyone else, and sometimes shows calm beauty, so I will adjust her characteristic as I keep playing her. Komi Masayoshi (CV: Hoshino Mitsuaki) ■ Character Description He is the father of Komi-san. From the perspective of an outsider, they don’t look to have nice relationship due to silent personality of him, however, they can communicate without exchange of words, can send his daughter a gift at the perfect timing, etc. ■ Cast Comment Q1. Please tell us your impression on this work. It’s necessary to be brave when talking to someone, especially when meeting for the first time or is at the higher position. When I look back on when I was a teenager, I have many regrets that “I should have talked like this”. This work fully contains the relaxing, but bittersweet memories of beautiful scenery, smile of beautiful lady, a lot of fond people, and nostalgia back in the day. Q2. Please tell us the impression on your character and your thoughts. I was often called by my family that “You are the person from Meiji Era” during Heisei Era. Now we are in Reiwa Era, so I expected to be called as “Showa person”, but they now call me “you come before WWII”. Komi Masayoshi is a quiet person. When I played him like a comedy at the first recording session, the sound director corrected me to “play like handsome Takakura Ken-san”. Then, I decided the image for the final trial. Person from Meiji→ before WWII→Takakura Ken-san→Komi Masayoshi-san. Please be kind to our family, especially my daughter Shoko. I remember the nostalgic line of Ken-san: “I am clumsy...”. 【STAFF】 Original Author: Oda Tomohito (Ongoing Serialization in Shogakkan “Weekly Shonen Sunday”) General Director: Watanabe Ayumu Director: Kawagoe Kazuki Series Structure: Akao Deko Character Design: Nakajima Atsuko Art Director: Satou Masaru Color Setting: Hayashi Yuki Shooting Director: Namiki Tomo Editor: Kojima Toshihiko Music: Hashimoto Yukari Sound Effect Director: Watanabe Jun Sound Production: HALF H P STUDIO Animation Production: O L M Production: Shogakkan Shueisha Production 【CAST】 Komi Shoko: Koga Aoi Tadano Hitohito: Kajiwara Gakuto Osana Najimi: Murakawa Rie Yamai Ren: Hidaka Rina Nakanaka Omoharu: Okubo Rumi Agari Himiko: Fujii Yukiyo Yadano Makeru: Maeshima Ami Chiarai Shigeo: Akabane Kenji Sonoda Taisei: Satou Yuga Shinobino Momo: Ono Kensho Onigasima Akako: Bridcutt Sarah Emi Komi Shuko: Inoue Kikuko Komi Masayoshi: Hoshino Mitsuaki Komi Shosuke: Enoki Junya Tadano Hitomi: Uchida Maaya Narration: Hidaka Noriko © Oda Tomohito, Shogakkan/Private Itan High School
The event of “My Hero Academia” called “First Villain Alliance Assembly”, in which the Villain Alliance casts gather at once, released the event visual this time. “My Hero Academia” is the hero action manga by Horikoshi Kohei, which is currently serialized in “Weekly Shonen Jump”. In the world that is filled with people owning the special skill called “quirk”, the protagonist Midoriya Izuku enters U.A. High School to become the best hero together with his friends, and grows up to be a hero to fight with “Villains”, who try to use “quirks” in negative ways. The special event by MHA casts was held annually from 2016 to 2020 for 5 times in total now became a Villain side event in 2021. The 6 Villain Alliance member casts, including Uchiyama Koki (Shigaraki Tomura), Shimono Hiro (Dabi), Fukuzono Misato (Toga Himiko), Endo Daichi (Twice), Mogami Tsuguo (Mr. Compress), and Iwasaki Ryo (Spinner), assemble for the first time outside of the recording session. The event visual depicted 6 Villain Alliance members in dark suit, which has never been seen before. The 2nd half of the TV anime Season 5 2nd cour is titled “Villain Academia Arc” and broadcasts episodes related to Shigaraki and other Villains. The hidden past of Shigaraki, Toga, and Twice will be revealed through condensed drama and the fierce battles with the "Meta Liberation Army" members. The event will be unique and luxurious in the perfect timing after revealing the true personalities of the members more than ever before. Advanced ticket sale for the Villain Alliance Special Event is included as a bonus of MHA TV Anime Season 5 Blu-ray & DVD Vol.1 (First Limited Edition). Moreover, the original goods with “First Villain Alliance Assembly” event visual are also revealed. They are made-to-order goods, and the purchase can be made at the online store, TOHO animation STORE, from noon of September 24, 2021. “First Villain Alliance Assembly” will be held at Tachikawa Stage Garden in Tokyo on November 21, 2021. “My Villain Academia” Special Event “First Villain Alliance Assembly” 【DATE】 Sunday, November 21, 2021 Daytime Event: from 2:00 PM/Night Event: from 6:00 PM~ 【LOCATION】Tachikawa Stage Garden, Tokyo 【GUESTS】Uchiyama Koki (Shigaraki Tomura), Shimono Hiro (Dabi), Fukuzono Misato (Toga Himiko), Endo Daichi (Twice), Mogami Tsuguo (Mr. Compress) and Iwasaki Ryo (Spinner) 【TICKET PRICE】7,480 JPY (tax included) ■Advanced ticket sale is included as a bonus of MHA TV Anime Season 5 Blu-ray & DVD Vol.1 (First Limited Edition)closed with the 1st Blu-ray disk of MHA TV anime season 5. Event content and casts may change without prior notice. Event content can be changed or cancelled due to the change in social situation, including new coronavirus pandemic level. Detailed information is on the special event website. 【Special Event “First Villain Alliance Assembly” Original Goods】 Sale begins from noon of September 24, 2021 for made-to-order only! 【Made-to-order】Order available between: Noon of Friday, September 24, 2021 to 11:59 PM of Sunday, October 31, 2021 【Regular Sale】From midnight of Monday, November 1, 2021~ © Horikoshi Kohei/Shueisha, My Hero Academia 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.