TV TOKYO Corporation will officially start to broadcast more than 1000 episodes of anime, including “Naruto” in the Middle East and North Africa.
TV Tokyo will broadcast all the broadcasted episodes of “Naruto”, “Naruto Shippuuden”, “Boruto”, and “Fruits Basket” with English and Arabia subtitles via Arabia representative paid streaming service “STARZPLAY”. Regarding “Boruto” and “Fruits Basket THE FINAL” (Broadcast start in April) will be broadcast simultaneously with Japan’s broadcast.
By cooperating with “STARZPLAY”, TV Tokyo will be able to spread the pride high-quality Japanese anime in the huge market of Arabia with the purpose of increasing the Japanese anime fan in the same region.
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The anticipated last chapter of "Fruits Basket", "Fruits Basket" The Final, has been decided to be broadcast in 2021. Also, the illustrations by the author Takaya Natsuki, which were posted on Twitter after each episode of the 2nd season, were all released on the program's official website.
"Fruits Basket" is originally a girls' manga serialized on "Hana to Yume" by Takaya Natsuki from 1998 to 2006. The comics have a circulation of over 30 million copies, and is still loved by fans after 15 years since its serialization. The 1st season was broadcast from Apr. 2019 and the 2nd season was from Apr. 2020.
In the final episode of the 2nd season, episode 25, Soma Kureno's curse was broken, and we found out that the key character of the story, Soma Akito, was a female. Why does she cling to the bonds of the zodiacs? Why does she try to pin them down with fear? The final season finally reveals the past and feelings of Akito.
Also, at the program's official website, the illustrations by the author Takaya Natsuki, which were posted on Twitter after each episode of the 2nd season, will be released for a limited time. You can go over the 2nd season while looking at the illustrations filled with the author's thoughts and feeling, so be sure to check them out.
TV anime "Fruits Basket" The Final will be broadcast in 2021.
(C)Takaya Natsuki, Hakusensha / Fruits Basket Production Committee
The key visual for TV anime "Fruits Basket" 2nd season (starting from Apr. 6, 2020) was released. In addition, the comment for 2nd season broadcast arrived from the author of the original manga, Takaya Natsuki.
The original manga of "Fruits Basket" is a manga for girls and ladies, which was serialized from 1998 until 2006 in "Hana to Yume" (Hakusensha). The author is Takaya Natsuki. The series is published over 30 million copied worldwide, and it has been adopted in TV anime in TV Tokyo-related channels in 2001 (a total of 26 episodes), and adopted in stage plays in 2009.
It has been adopted in TV anime again from Apr. 2019 with new staff and cast members, and 1st season was broadcast on TV Tokyo and other channels from Apr. to Jun. 2019. The 2nd season will be broadcast from Apr. 6, 2020.
The episodes of 2nd season have been adopted in anime for the first time.
A year is about to pass since Tooru began to live in Sigure's house.
He has been interacting with Souma family, not limited to Yuki to Kyo, but what still matters is the existence of "curse".
A path that he should follow, a determined fate, and the everlasting party of 12 animals- what would Yuki, Kyou, and Tooru think and make a decision by facing those things...?
The key visual revealed this time depicts Honda Tooru, Souma Yuki, and Kusama Kyou and other characters running the seashore, with a catchphrase, "Making a step forward. Believing it for sure". This key visual creates the expectation for how the character overcome their sad past and troubles each characters have from 1st season.
TV anime "Fruits Basket" 2nd season will be broadcast on TV Tokyo and other channels from Monday, Apr. 6, 2020.
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The author of the original manga: Takaya Natsuki
Congratulations on the broadcast of the anime, Fruits Basket 2nd season.
I want to continuously thank everyone who is working on this anime, and I am happy to see this anime has been delivered to many fans.
To be honest, I have things from manga already forgotten although I am the author (it is because 10+ years has already passed since the end of the manga), and I cried every time I checked the original manga for a script, thinking, "Who made such a sad story...? I did". Since I repeatedly did that, I am worried that liquid in my body will be gone after movies, voices, music, and other factors are added to my work.
Please look over the characters striving in 2nd season for them to become a lost child to not a lost child, but to do so, they have to be lost for a long time.
And, please love them in a way they are.
I am looking forward to the anime also as a fan.
(C) Takaya Natsuki・Hakusensha/Fruits Basket Production Committee
The 2nd season of TV Anime 『Fruits Basket』 will begin broadcast in 2020. It was also announced that the two characters that appeared in the final episode in season 1 like Kakeru Manabe will be voiced by Takuya Eguchi and Machi Kuragi by Ai Kakuma.
An event where voice actors and artists from anime works aired by TV Tokyo known as 「Anime JAM2019」 will be held on December 22 at Maihama Amphitheater. Announcement of the work line-up and performers that will be appearing, comments from cast and a new CM narrated by Nobunaga Shimazaki have arrived.
Hinata from "Naruto: Shippuden" will re-appear in the figure series "NARUTO Girls". Pre-orders are currently available at "Ami Ami Online Shop".
The product "NARUTO Girls DX Naruto: Shippuden Hyuuga Hinata Ver.3 Complete Figure” is the latest figure of Hinata with the series' greatest sense of presence and tremendous volume and is label as DX.
The figure is a recreation of the scene of Hinata performing the "Eight Trigrams Twin Lions Crumbling Attack" in the Byakugan state, which is the Kekkei Genkai that is common in the Hyuuga family. The chakra that is transforming to the lion's shape and the burning state are created using the mold precisely.
"NARUTO Girls DX Naruto: Shippuden Hyuuga Hinata Ver.3 Complete Figure" is priced at 24,200 JPY (tax included). Pre-orders are currently available at "Ami Ami Online Shop", and the release is scheduled for March 2021.
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The TV anime "Naruto" and "Boruto: Naruto Next Generations" collaborates with Seiko 5 Sports. Each item has an exclusive 6,500 units, and they will be on sale from Dec. 11.
A total of 7 models inspired by the unique characters going on various missions, including Naruto, Boruto, and Sasuke, will be released.
The <Uzumaki Naruto> model is colored in Uzumaki Naruto's theme color. The dial has a swirl pattern inspired by Naruto's signature move, Rasengan. The bezel is designed like the headband, the sign of the ninjas from each hidden village, and the mark of Konohagakure is engraved at the spot of 12 o'clock. And on the back cover of the see-through back is the family crest of the Uzumaki family.
The <Uchiha Sasuke> model expresses Sauke's cool character with the Kunai shape index and the relaxing blue color. The dial has the design of the flash of "Chidori", which he was given to by Kakashi-sensei. Moreover, the Sasuke model has an exclusive crown with the magatama design that appears in his eyes when he awakens his "Sharingan", the kekkei genkai of the Uchiha Family.
The <Uzumaki Boruto> model has the same swirl pattern on the dial inspired by his signature move, just like his father, Uzumaki Naruto. And at the spot of 12 o'clock is the mark of Boruto, which is also used in the title logo.
There are also the Nara Shikamaru model, Rock Lee model, Gaara model, and Uchiha Salad model.
The TV anime "Naruto" and TV anime "Boruto: Naruto Next Generations" collaboration models are priced at 53,900 JPY (tax included). Each item has an exclusive 6,500 units and will be sold both in Japan and overseas from Dec. 11.
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The mystery-solving game which features two characters with close birthdays called Sasuke (Jul. 23) and Itachi (Jun. 9) from "NARUTO Shippuden", has been decided. The game title is "NARUTO Shippuden×Real Mystery Solving Game Ninja City Special Mission #002 Sasuke and Itachi Arc.", and it will be held at Nijigen no Mori in Hyogo, from Jul. 4 to Aug. 31, 2020.
This event "NARUTO Shippuden×Real Mystery Solving Game Ninja City Special Mission #002 Sasuke and Itachi Arc." is the game that the guests solve mysteries shown on the panels in the attraction area "NARUTO & BORUTO Ninja City" of Nijigen no Mori.
It features Sasuke and Itachi, the characters with the upcoming birthdays, and the main visual is completely new and original. The guests unfamiliar with mystery-solving also can enjoy the event in approximately 30 minutes, and an exclusive sticker will be given when the guests cleared the game.
"NARUTO Shippuden×Real Mystery Solving Game Ninja City Special Mission #002 Sasuke and Itachi Arc." will be held at Nijigen no Mori in Hyogo, from Jul. 4 to Aug. 31, 2020.
The acrylic stand of the character will be given when the ticket is purchased. Detailed information is on the official website.
(C) Kishimoto Seishi Scott/ Shueisha・TV Tokyo・Pierrot
Hatake Kakashi figure in the clothes and settings from the "Anbu Arc" of "Naruto: Shippuuden" will be re-released. Pre-orders are currently available at limited stores including "Amiami".
"G.E.M. Series NARUTO Shippuuden Hatake Kakashi Ver. Anbu Completed Figure" is a 3D model of Kakashi when he was 20 years old from the Anbu Arc. The model was designed by Arai Kousuke, known for his stylish designs, and is given a lively posing.
You can also change the facial parts to see him in different expressions.
"G.E.M. Series NARUTO Shippuuden Hatake Kakashi Ver. Anbu Completed Figure" is priced at 13,200 JPY (tax included). Pre-orders are currently available at limited stores including "Amiami", and shipping is scheduled for late Nov. 2020.
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The Japanese dubbed version of the 3DCG anime film "The White Snake: Enchantress", which was a historic hit in China, will be released in the summer of 2021, and the teaser PV and poster have been unveiled on the official website. The Japanese dubbed version will star Mimori Suzuko and Sakuma Daisuke (Snow Man).
The Chinese animation company "Caixi: Enki" and Warner Brothers have teamed up to produce a full 3DCG animation film about a "love that transcends a thousand years".
A true love that overcomes the circumstances between humans and monsters, and the epic love story that transcends time, space, and previous lives has captivated the whole of China, and has grossed over 7 billion yen at the box office in China, recording the highest box office revenue of any domestic animated film for boys and above since 2017 (as of February 2019).
This time, along with the teaser PV and poster for the Japanese dubbed version, the cast information was also announced.
In addition to Mimori Suzukoi as Haku, a beautiful white snake demon, and Sakuma Daisuke (Snow Man) as Sen, a boy from the snake village. Yuuki Aoi will play the role of Nushi, the Lord of Hou Seibo, and Sakura Ayane will play Sei, the snake demon who loves Bai like an older sister.
The Japanese dubbed version of "White Snake" will be released in the summer of 2021.
There is also a comment video by Mimori Suzuko, Sakuma Daisuke, Sugita Tomokazu, and Yuuki Aoi Yuuki on the official "White Snake" Weibo account.
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MImori Suzukoi as Haku
I was so excited and nervous to play the role of Haku, the white snake in the title. It was my first time to see a Chinese animation, and I was overwhelmed by the high quality CG, beautiful pictures and music. The story, which is based on a legend, touched my heart, and I felt a pleasant aftertaste after watching it.
I was also surprised to hear that I was playing a double role with Sakuma-san. I had seen him on TV, so I was a bit nervous that it would be me, but since we had many scenes together, I was excited to see what kind of role he would play. I think this movie can be enjoyed from various aspects such as the story, animation, and the unique performances of the voice actors.
Sakuma Daisuke (Snow Man) as Sen
I was happy and surprised at the same time when I heard that I was going to be in the movie. I never thought that the day would come so soon that I would be able to play the lead role, so I was surprised out loud.
I was so surprised that I could not believe that the day would come so soon. I was really fired up. I thought it would be disrespectful to participate in the project with a sense of insecurity, so I decided to do my best to act in my own way and not to be overwhelmed by the idea of competing with my co-stars.
The CG animation is very beautiful and delicate, and you can feel the greatness of "love" in this work. I can say with confidence that this is an interesting work.
Sugita Tomokazu as Haramaki
I play the role of "Haramaki," a dog who can talk. I played the role by remembering the dog I used to have and referring to its movements and breathing. I was happy to be cast in "White Snake" as I had been paying more attention to Chinese animation films after appearing in other Chinese productions. Sakuma-san's sincerity in playing the role of Sen adds a lot of color to the film.
Yuuki Aoi as Houseibou no Nushi
This time I played a character with two faces, a fox and a daughter. I tried to create an image of a bewitching woman who lures her prey, only to have it eaten by a nasty demon. The beautiful, transparent Asian scenery and the cross-species love story will leave a lasting impression on you.
You can watch it alone, as a family, as a couple, or with friends. No matter who you are or with whom you watch it, I think you will enjoy it.
Sakura Ayane as Sei
This time, I played the role of the younger sister of the main character, Haku. This time, I think the word "love" is very appropriate for both Haku and Sei, as they are straightforward and clumsy girls with straightforward feelings for their sister.
I had the impression that it was a royal Chinese fantasy, and it was a beautiful world that was out of this world. Since I had little experience in dubbing, I was nervous and stretched my back, but I think I was able to relax a little and go into the recording with the voices of other people in the video.
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Disney and Pixar movies "Onward" and "Soul" were nominated for the best-animated feature film of the "78th Golden Globe Award".
"Onward" was handled by the director Dan Scanlon, known as the scriptwriter of "Cars" and "Toy Story 3", and it is a Disney & Pixar movie that was released on August 21, 2020.
The story takes place in a world where magic has disappeared. It is a story about the adventure of the pessimistic young boy Ian and his older brother, Barley that is full of curiosity, trying to regain magic so that Ian could meet his late father, who passed away before his birth.
The director Dan Scanlon revealed "This story was inspired by my relationship between me and my older brother as well as the bond between my late father, who passed away when I was 1 year old, and us" and he also reviewed back, saying "To us, our father is a mystery as the tape that was sent to us by our relative only contains my father voice of 'hello' and 'goodbye'. Just only that two lines. However, to use, it was like a magic and this has become the starting point".
He also mentioned, "Everyone will experience parting with their beloved, and if they were given a chance to spend another single day with them... it will surely be something exciting. If I want to transmit that story, the setting of the movie has to be in a world, where that excellent chance is achievable."
Then, the music composer of the movie, the brothers Mychael Danna and Jeff Danna, who are lost their father at a young age, commented, "To the music composer, we have to understand the feelings of the characters and reflect it based on our own experience, which makes it impossible for us to not be emotional. There are times when we experience difficulties, but there is no problem with this movie and it was easy to be absorbed into the movie."
"Onward" is currently available on MovieNEX and digital subscriptions.
The latest movie of Disney and Pixar "Soul" was also nominated for the same award. The breath-taking beautiful animation and the emotional story and music was also nominated for the best music award.
The comments from the director Pete Docter, scriptwriter Kemp Powers, and producer Dana Murray of "Soul" are "The cast member and crew, who poured all their efforts in the movie, are quite talented and we would like to share this nomination with them". They also shared happily, "We are glad that all the audiences from a child to an adult worldwide enjoyed the movie, and despite the various hurdles last year, we hope that everyone can felt that there are various "glamor" of life just by witnessing a part of this complex yet beautiful everyday through the journey of Joe Gardner".
"Soul" is being exclusively distributed by Disney's official video service Disney+.
The award ceremony of "78th Golden Globe Award" will be held on February 28, 2021 (US time).
Southeast Asia largest J-POP culture event "Anime Festival Asia（AFA）" was held online from December 5 to December 6 as "AFA SINGAPORE 2020 ～ONLINE～". The participating guests, such as Oohashi Ayaka, Toyonaga Toshiyuki, Aoi Eir, LiSA, May'n, Yanaginagi, and others, have been announced.
"Anime Festival Asia（AFA）" is an event organizer by SOZO, a group under Sony Music Entertainment (SME) that is based in Singapore. After it was held in 2008 for the first time, it became popular for its concert and various stage performances where Japanese artists are invited.
"AFA SINGAPORE 2020 ～ONLINE～" was held online from December 5 until December 6, at 2 PM of Singapore Time (3 PM of Japan Time). It's free to watch. Detailed information is available on a special website.
"Laid-Back Camp△" aired on TV Tokyo in January 2020 with Fukuhara Haruka in the lead role. The special will be aired on March 29, 2021 at 23:06. "Laid-Back Camp△2", which follows on from Season 1 and the special, will start airing on April 1.
The original story of "Laid-Back Camp△" is a comic by Afro that is being serialized on the manga app "COMIC FUZ".
It has been well received by viewers as "the relaxed camping life of the girls is soothing" and by fans of the original work for "faithfulness to the original work", and it has been announced that the cast will continue into the second season.
The "Laid-Back Camp△ Special" to be aired on March 29 will depict how Rin (Fukuhara Haruka), Nadeshiko (Oohara Yuno) and the others will spend their New Year's holidays after their Christmas camping trip in Season 1.
The theme song will be sung by LONGMAN, the same as in the first season. The title of the song is "Hello Youth" and it is a bright pop song that will make you want to go camping.
LONGMAN's Ba/Vo Sawa also commented on the song. "Laid-Back Camp△ Special" will be aired on March 29 at 23:06 on TV Tokyo.
LONGMAN Ba/Vo Sawa Comment
We are so happy that our song "Hello Youth" has been chosen for "Laid-Back Camp△2" and that we will be in charge of the second season following the first season! I think this song is not only fun but also heartbreaking, and I think it will be a good match for "Laid-Back Camp△". I hope you'll enjoy LONGMAN's "Hello Youth" along with this drama!
As in season 1, we will be filming this drama as faithfully as possible to the original comic, with special attention paid to the locations. Watching the drama will make you want to go camping. Even if you don't go, you will feel like you have. The spectacular scenery depicted in the original comic will be delivered to you in the form of actual footage. It is a new kind of relaxed camping drama that depicts the charm of camping and the relaxed daily lives of high school girls who enjoy camping. Please enjoy the changes in the relationship between Rin and the four girls over the course of Season 1, the unchanging relaxed camping at the new campsite, and the dusty daily lives of the five girls.
(C) Drama "Laid-Back Camp△" Production Committee
From "Mr. Osomatsu" Season 3, the outline and scenes from Episode 19, "'Inu' Hoka", broadcast on Tuesday, February 16, 2021, have been released in advance.
"Mr. Osomatsu" is based on the classic gag manga by Akatsuka Fujio, "Osomatsu-kun". Season 1 of the TV anime was broadcast from October 2015, followed by Season 2 in October 2017, and a film adaptation, "Mr. Osomatsu the Movie", was released in March 2019. The 3rd season is currently running.
The bizarre slapstick comedy depicts the sextuplets who have become trashy, NEET, useless adults, portrayed by talented voice actors: Sakurai Takahiro, Nakamura Yuuichi, Kamiya Hiroshi, Fukuyama Jun, Ono Daisuke, and Irino Miyu.
Episode 19 is titled "'Inu' Hoka" ('Dog' and others).
Juushimatsu was enjoying hanging out with a stray dog and...
TV anime "Mr. Osomatsu" Season 3 Episode 19 "'Inu' Hoka" is broadcast on TV Tokyo and other channels from Tuesday, February 16, 2021.
(C) Akatsuka Fujio / Mr. Osomatsu Production Committee
From the TV anime "Osomatsu-san" (3rd season), the synopsis and advance cut of episode 18 "Don't Do It" to be aired on February 8, 2021 (Mon) have arrived.
The original story of "Osomatsu-san" is based on the famous comedy manga "Osomatsu-kun" by Akatsuka Fujio , the first TV anime was broadcasted in October 2015, the second in October 2017, and the movie version "Eiga no Osomatsu-san" was released in March 2019. This time, it is the third season of the series.
This comedy anime depicts a dairy life of the six main characters who grew up to Neet, trashy adults. These characters are played by Sakurai Takahiro, Nakamura Yuichi, Kamiya Hiroshi, Fukuyama Jun, Ono Daisuke, Irino Miyu, and other talented voice actors.
The subtitle of episode 18 is "Don't do it".
Because liking someone is not a logical thing. There is a person who listens to Dobs seriously when he talks about that and ..!?
The TV anime "Osomatsu-san" (3rd season) Episode 18 "Don't do it" will start airing on February 8, 2021 (Monday) on TV Tokyo and other stations.
(C) Akatsuka Fujio Akatsuka / Osomatsu-san Production Committee
'Disney+', an official Disney video distribution service, is featuring movie, drama, and anime for Valentine's Day.
As 2nd project, 'Koi Suru Kisetsu wa Ikebo ni Mimi Kyun (Let's enjoy cool voices for sweet Valentine's Day)' will be launched on February 12, featuring the works where Yamadera Kouichi, Morikawa Toshiyuki, Ono Kensho, Kimura Subaru, and Takeuchi Shunsuke are playing.
'Koi Suru Kisetsu wa Ikebo ni Mimi Kyun (Let's enjoy cool voices for sweet Valentine's Day)' especially features the works where Yamadera Kouichi, Morikawa Toshiyuki, Ono Kensho, Kimura Subaru, and Takeuchi Shunsuke as voice actors representing Japan are playing.
Yamadera is known for the works produced by Disney, Pixar, and Marvel as he has been playing Donald, Stitch, Genie of "Aladdin", the Beast of Beauty and the Beast, and other characters of "Guardians of the Galaxy" series, and "The Avengers" series.
Morikawa has been playing Nick of "Zootopia", and Obi-Wan Kenobi of the "Star Wars" series.
As for the rookie voice actors, Ono has been playing Prince Phillip of "Maleficent: Mistress of Evil", and Cricket of "Mulan". Kimura has been playing Paul of "Soul", and Kazu of "Star Wars Resistance". Takeuchi is known for Olaf of "Frozen".
Voice actors with "Ikebo (cool voice)" bring life into Disney works and characters with their voice. For Valentine's Day, please enjoy "Mimi-Kyun (fall in love in voices)" for their lines and voice by watching the dubbed versions on 'Disney+' which allows you to enjoy them as much as you want.
"Reading Museum 'Ikebukuro Night Owl Tales'", a story reading by Namikawa Daisuke, Simono Hiro, Okamoto Nobuhiko, Hanae Natsuki, Saito Souma, and Matsuoka Yoshitsugu, is being distributed exclusively on the video distribution service 'dTV' with unlimited streaming.
"Reading Museum 'Ikebukuro Night Owl Tales'" was held in September 2020 as the 1st project of a new type of story reading performed by the greatest voice actors including Namikawa, in cooperation of 'Seikaisha Roudokukan' and a live entertainment facility 'Mixalive TOKYO'.
It was produced by Seikaisha, which has been publishing many works, and the original story was written by Origami Kyoya known for 'Kiokuya'. Relationship between the bartender 'Narumi' and customer 'Machidori' is different on each stage as well as the cast to play them, the story itself goes through various changes accordingly.
As for the voice actors, Namikawa plays the mysterious 'Master' at the BAR who appears on all the 4 scenes, and Okamoto, Shimono, Hanae, Saitou, and Matsuoka play 'Narukami', 'Machidori', and other characters.
Furthermore, all the 6 episodes of "Reading Museum 'Ikebukuro Sherlock the First and Last Problem'", which were played as a 2nd project on January 26, January 30, and February 7, 2021, are available for rental. They are also played by the greatest voice actors including Namikawa, Maeno Tomoaki, Amasaki Kohei, Hosoya Yoshimasa, and Saitou.
Please enjoy it at dTV along with the 1st project 'Ikebukuro Night Owl Tales'.
(C)Ikebukuro Sherlock / Reading Museum
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.
「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.
“Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation”, which had been announced to be animated, was decided to be broadcast as TV anime in 2020. In addition, the first visual depicting the four main characters and a PV by the new animation production company “Studio Bind” established for this work were released.