「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.
There are many anime songs that are suitable for hot summer. Some are inspired by summer and ocean, while others sing through the music with fresh voice, the popular music in summer festivals, etc.… Which anime songs got many support from Anime!Anime! readers as good summer playlist? We conducted the survey titled “Which anime song is good for your summer playlist?” following the previous year and 218 responses have been sent from July 7 to 14, 2021. The male readers made up approximately 45% and the female readers made up approximately 55%. The young readers made up the majority, 55% for minors and 25% for 20’s. ■Songs from the popular idol group ranked high! 1st Place The 1st place went to “Natsuiro Egao de 1,2, Jump!” by μ’s from “Love Live!”. The support rating was approximately 12%. “Natsuiro Egao de 1,2,Jump” is the 3rd single for μ’s. The comments from the readers include, “It is the must song for summer! I feel freshness, in addition to excitement, so it makes me feel great” and “It is so fresh from the beginning! It’s good for drive too”. The performance in swimsuits is also charming, as the comments said, “MV anime’s swimsuits are also cute and good for summer”. 2nd Place The 2nd place was “NATSU☆Shiyouze!” by IDOLiSH7 feat. TRIGGER from “Idolish Seven”. The support rating was approximately 8%. The comments said it is a song that lifts up their feeling, “As the title said, ‘Summer has come, let’s enjoy summer’, and this song gives me such energy” and “All the members are filed with energy. It makes me feel as I am enjoying summer fully just by listening to it”. The complicated story behind the story also attracts the fans, “This song is important in the story. Both IDOLiSH7 and TRIGGER have troubles, but they both love the song and sing through it”. 3rd Place The 3rd place was “Tori no Uta” by Lia from “AIR”. The support rating was approximately 6%. “Tori no Uta” is the opening theme song, and the comments said, “Since this anime was about summer, the hot season makes me want to listen to this” and “I only can come up with ‘Tori no Uta’ for summer. This really makes me feel summer”. “Natsukage”, the song from the same anime, also ranked 10th place. This result reminds us of how much “AIR” is connected to summer. ■Introducing other comments! To “secret base ~Kimi ga Kureta Mono~ (10 years after Ver.)” from “Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day”: “This is the representation of youthful summer. This makes me cry after remembering me the last scene of the anime”. To “Uchiage Hanabi” from “Fireworks, Should We See It from the Side or the Bottom?”: “Bright and exciting feeling of the time watching the fireworks is well expressed in the song and lyrics. This feeling is close to the moment when watching fireworks together with who I love”. “Kimi no Shiranai Monogatari” from “Bakemonogatari”: “The lyrics fit perfectly with summer, and I remember the song when I see the Summer Triangle”. “I Ka I C E Tabena Ika?” from “Squid Girl!”: “This brought me the stunning encounter with the creater, Takada Akatsuki. The guitar backing and samba’s rhythm in the intro takes me to the middle of summer. I was surprised with unique lyrics of Hata Aki and the skills of Kanemoto Toshiko, who perfectly sings such a unique song as the character”. A total of 11 songs ranked in the 13th place as tie, making this year's survey a large confused battle. ■Ranking Top 10 “Which anime song is good for your summer playlist?” 1st: “Love Live!” μ’s “Natsu Iro Egao de 1,2,Jump!” 2nd: “Idolish Seven” IDOLiSH7 feat. TRIGGER “NATSU☆Shiyouze” 3rd: “AIR” Lia “Tori no Uta” 4th: “Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day” Honma Meiko (Kayano Ai), Anjou Meiko (Tomatsu Haruka) and Tsurumi Chiriko (Hayami Saori) “secret base~Kimi ga Kureta Mono~ (10 years after Ver.)” 5th: Bakemonogatari” supercell “Kimi no Shiranai Monogatari” 6th: “Grand Blue” Shounan no Kaze “Grand Blue” 7th; “Idolm@ster SideM” Beit, High x Joke, W “Natsu Jikan Graphiti” 7th: “Ensemble Stars!” Eve “Sunlit Smile!” 9th: “Fireworks, Should We See It from the Side or the Bottom?” DAOKO x Yonezu Kenshi “Uchiage Hanabi” 10th: “AIR” Lia “Natsukage” 10th: “BanG Dream!” Poppin’ Party “Hachigatsu no if” 10th: “Aho Girl” angela “Zenryoku☆Summer!” (Survey Conducted: July 7 to July 14, 2021) ■Ranking Top 20 “Which anime song is good for your summer playlist?” 1st: “Love Live!” μ’s “Natsu Iro Egao de 1,2,Jump!” 2nd: “Idolish Seven” IDOLiSH7 feat. TRIGGER “NATSU☆Shiyouze” 3rd: “AIR” Lia “Tori no Uta” 4th: “Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day” Honma Meiko (Kayano Ai), Anjou Meiko (Toamatsu Haruka) and Tsurumi Tiriko (Hayami Saori) “secret base~Kimi ga Kureta Mono~ (10 years after Ver.)” 5th: Bakemonogatari” supercell “Kimi no Shiranai Monogatari” 6th: “Grand Blue” Shounan no Kaze “Grand Blue” 7th; Idolm@ster SideM” Beit, High x Joke, W “Natsu Jikan Graphiti” 7th: “Ensemble Stars!” Eve “Sunlit Smile!” 9th: “Uchiage Hanabi” from “Fireworks, Should We See It from the Side or the Bottom?” DAOKO x Yonezu Kenshi “Uchiage Hanabi” 10th: “AIR” Lia “Natsukage” 10th: “BanG Dream!” Poppin’ Party “Hachigatsu no if” 10th: “Aho Girl” angela “Zenryoku☆Summer!” 13th: “Free!” STYLE FIVE “SPLASH FREE” 13th: “THE IDOLM@STER” Amami Haruka, Takatsuki Yayoi, Futami Ami/Mami, Hagiwara Yukiho, Minase Iori, and Shijou Takane “Kami SUMMER” 13th: “Uma Musume Pretty Derby” “Umapyoi Densetsu” 13th: “Fire Fighter” Mrs. GREEN APPLE “Inferno” 13th: “Gintama” DOES “Donten” 13th: “Kantai Collection-Kan Colle-“ AKINO from bless4 “Miiro” 13th: “Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba the Movie: Mugen Train Arc” LiSA “Homura” 13th: “Summer Wars” Yamashita Tatsurou “Bokura no Natsu no Yume” 13th: “Rascal Does not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai” the peggies “Kimi no Sei” 13th: “Digimon Adventure” Wada Kouji “Butter-Fly” 13th: “Macross Frontier” Sheryl Nome starring May’n “Gira Gira Summer (^ω^)ノ” (survey conducted: July 7 to July 14, 2021)
July 26th is "Ghost Day". It is the anniversary of the premiere of the Kabuki play "The Ghost of Yotsuya" at Nakamuraza in Edo on the same day in 1825. Ghost stories and scary stories are a summer tradition. Among Anime!Anime! readers, there are probably many people who enjoy horror anime to cool themselves off. There are a big variety of types of it, ones with ghosts appearing in the world, or about being involved in mysterious incidents, being attacked by unknown creatures and many others, etc. Therefore, this time, we conducted an annual reader survey entitled "Speaking about "horror" anime, which one comes to your mind?" We received responses from 96 people during the survey period from July 8 to July 15. The male-female ratio is about 30% for males and about 70% for females. About 50% of the age group were teens and about 30% were in their 20s. ■ "The Higurashi: When They Cry" series, the last work of which is currently on air, is topping the list! 1st place 1st place goes to "The Higurashi: When They Cry" with an approval rating of about 20%, again following the last year. This work is based on the sound novel game created by the doujin circle "07th Expansion". Maebara Keiichi, a transfer student who has moved to Hinamizawa Village, is involved in various incidents, and from July 2021, the latest work "The Higurashi: When They Cry - Sotsu" is being broadcast. Many readers experienced double fear for the unpredictable development, "At first, it seems very peaceful, but then the scary side of the village starts gradually showing off. Cicadas voices make it even scarier.", and "The shiver runs over my spine when everyday life becomes horror. Watching what would happen next horrified me to the depth of my heart." 2nd place 2nd place goes to "GeGeGe no Kitaro" with an approval rating of about 10%, up from 3rd place last year. This is a national anime based on Shigeru Mizuki's manga. The title boasts outstanding popularity, "It's a classic horror anime, and everyone from children to adults knows it." Readers pointed out various things of interest in this anime, "Every story has an important message, and I enjoyed it even though I'm not good with horror. I think it's a work that you can enjoy regardless of age.", and "It is impressive that not only youkais but also human beings and the darkness of modern society are horrifying. It is also great because there are some inspiring episodes." 3rd place 3rd place goes to "Another", which dropped from last year's second place, but maintained the top-3. This work is based on a novel by the detectives' writer Ayatsuji Yukito. A suspense horror featuring Sakakibara Koichi, who transferred to a junior high school in Yomiyama City. The shocking visual and story where mysteries appear one after another are gaining popularity, "It is scary when the number of victims is increasing and you have no idea what is happening! When I watched it for the first time, I was slightly traumatized.", and "The depiction of the characters' deaths is so real that I couldn't watch it alone at night." ■ Let's introduce other comments! For "Mononoke", "The world view and color usage are unique and poisonous, and I was drawn in, and the main character, the drug dealer, is also cool. The main story is about youkais, but what really scares me is the story that makes me think that the scariest existence would be humans." For "The Laughing Salesman", "It's a horror about how Moguro Fukuzo, who looks scary , ruins customers' happiness. I realized once again that the weakness of giving in to desire causes misery." About "School-Live!", "The OP and the seriousness of the content were not balanced and had a lot of impact. The manga is also interesting until the end, and I definitely want to watch season 2." For "Happy Sugar Life", "I've always liked horror that is more about people's relationships than ghosts. 'Happy Sugar' is a very interesting title in which each character has a dark side." In this survey, multiple titles set in schools were ranked in. The mysterious events that occur in familiar places seem to enhance the fear. ■ Top 10 rankings "Speaking about "horror" anime, which one comes to your mind? 2021 Edition" 1st place "The Higurashi: When They Cry" 2nd place "GeGeGe no Kitaro" 3rd place "Another" 4th place "Jigoku Sensei Nube" 5th place "Gakko no Kaidan" 5th place "Hell Girl" 5th place "Toilet-Bound Hanako-kun" 5th place "Corpse Party" 9th place "Kaidan Restaurant" 9th place "School-Live!" 9th place "Natsume's Book of Friends" 9th place "Yamishibai: Japanese Ghost Stories" (Response period: July 8 to July 15, 2021) ■ Overall ranking "Speaking about "horror" anime, which one comes to your mind? 2021 Edition" 1st place "The Higurashi: When They Cry" 2nd place "GeGeGe no Kitaro" 3rd place "Another" 4th place "Jigoku Sensei Nube" 5th place "Gakko no Kaidan" 5th place "Hell Girl" 5th place "Toilet-Bound Hanako-kun" 5th place "Corpse Party" 9th place "Kaidan Restaurant" 9th place "School-Live!" 9th place "Natsume's Book of Friends" 9th place "Yamishibai: Japanese Ghost Stories" 13th place "Rinne of the boundary" 13th place "Ghost Hunt" 13th place "Mo Dao Zu Shi" 13th place "Mononoke" (Response period: July 8 to July 15, 2021)
July 25th is Takagi Wataru's birthday. Takagi Wataru debuted as a voice actor in the late 1980s. He has played a wide range of roles, including not only main protagonists but also memorable villains and supporting characters. In 2021, he appeared in many titles, including "Godzilla Singular Point", "Healin' Good♥Pretty Cure: Transform and Enthusiastically GoGo into the City of Dreams!!", and other media such as Web, TV, movies, etc. Therefore, to celebrate Takagi Wataru's birthday, we conducted a reader survey entitled "Who is your favorite character played by Takagi Wataru?" We received responses from 108 people during the survey period from July 6 to July 13. The male-female ratio is about 40% for males and about 60% for females. About 35% of the age group were teens, and about 25% were in their 20s. ■ The character with the same name is topping the list! 1st place 1st place goes to Takagi Wataru from "Detective Conan". The approval rating was about 30%. He topped the list again as last time. Readers commented on detective Takagi of the Metropolitan Police Department's Investigation Division, "It is amazing that the real name permeates the name of the character! I was amazed by the level of his professionalism when I learned that he also played the completely different role of George Kojima". It is widely known that initially this character had no name, but the name was decided as he called himself as an ad-lib remark. Another reason for the popularity is the character's gentle personality, "His feelings towards detective Sato are frustrating but cool", and "He is a kind, hard-working and caring detective". 2nd place 2nd place is shared between Onizuka Eikichi from "GTO" and Kojima George from "Detective Conan" with an approval rating of about 8%. Eikichi Onizuka is a teacher who is a former Yankee. He teaches problematic children in a non-ordinary way. The TV drama was also a big hit, which made this work even more famous. Many readers commented, "He is a good teacher who unexpectedly cares about his student.", and "The ruggedness of Onizuka remains in my memory. The OP anime was also stylish!" Kojima George is a self-proclaimed leader of the Detective Boys. Readers commented, "A mood maker who makes everyone calm. Surprisingly, he often gives hints for solving cases.", and "Although he has also played the role of detective Takagi, the performance is wonderful!" Many people didn't realize at first that it is the same actor as for detective Takagi. ■ Let's introduce other comments! For Garrod Ran from "After War Gundam X", "He, fighting on Gundam with the pure desire to protect Tifa, is so cool. It is also refreshing to see a bright mood maker character, which is rare among the Gundam protagonists who usually have low tension." About Okuyasu Nijimura from "JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Diamond is Unbreakable", "He is usually a stupid and short-tempered guy but he is also a passionate person with family and friends! The acting of such a wonderful character was amazing." About Cheetah from "Beast Wars: Transformers of Super Life", "A Cybertron warrior who transforms into a Cheetah. He is a clown with a habit of saying "Jan" , and it was impressive that he was always involved with Rattle." For Bunbee from "Yes! PreCure 5", a lovable villain who appeared in the movie released this year, "Originally this character was supposed to be sent off, but Takagi Wataru's play became popular, so he came back! A comical and cheerful voice makes him a perfect and lovable role." In this survey, characters from overseas anime and tokusatsu, as well as long-term series titles, were ranked in. ■ Top 10 rankings "Who is your favorite character played by Takagi Wataru? 2021 Edition" 1st place Takagi Wataru "Detective Conan" 2nd place Onizuka Eikichi "GTO" 2nd place Kojima George "Detective Conan" 4th place Uchiha Obito "NARUTO" 4th place Garrod Ran "After War Gundam X" 4th place Nijimura Okuyasu "JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Diamond is Unbreakable" 4th place Bunbee "Yes! PreCure 5" 8th place DimeVolcano "Kishiryu Sentai Ryusoulger" 8th place Yasha Maru Hirataki "Nintama Rantaro" 10th place Cheitas "Beast Wars: Transformers of Super Life" (Response period: July 6 to 13, 2021) ■ Overall ranking "Who is your favorite character played by Takagi Wataru? 2021 Edition" 1st place Takagi Wataru "Detective Conan" 2nd place Onizuka Eikichi "GTO" 2nd place Kojima George "Detective Conan" 4th place Uchiha Obito "NARUTO" 4th place Garrod Ran "After War Gundam X" 4th place Nijimura Okuyasu "JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Diamond is Unbreakable" 4th place Bunbee "Yes! PreCure 5" 8th place DimeVolcano "Kishiryu Sentai Ryusoulger" 8th place Yasha Maru Hirataki "Nintama Rantaro" 10th place Cheitas "Beast Wars: Transformers of Super Life" 11th place Sensei "Doraemon" (2005-) 11th place Soga Genzo "Cheeky Angel" 11th place Kakuro "Shaman King" 11th place Bellamy "One Piece" 11th place Marukawa Masato "SHIROBAKO" (Response period: July 6 to 13, 2021)
July 22 is "Marine Day". Marine Day is a national holiday that was established in 1996. Due to the influence of the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics, this year it was moved to July 22, the day before the scheduled opening ceremony. Many anime titles and episodes are set in the sea, and various characters have shown impressive performances. There are characters who are good at swimming, some boasting physical beauty enough to monopolize the topic related to the beach, characters that enjoy sea fishing, or sea creatures, and many others. Among all of them who are connected with the sea the most? Here at Anime!Anime!, we conducted an annual reader survey entitled "Speaking about characters who are related to the "sea", who comes to mind?". We received responses from 151 people during the survey period from July 3 to July 10. The male-female ratio is about 30% for males and about 70% for females. About 55% of the age group were teens, and about 30% were in their 20s. ■ Many characters from works with the theme of sea and water are ranked in the same place! 1st place 1st place goes to Monkey D. Luffy from "One Piece" with an approval rating of about 15 percent, up from 5th place last year. Luffy is the captain of the Straw Hat Pirates. Readers commented on the highly popular character, "Speaking about pirates, he is the one who comes to my mind!. The future pirate king!", and "When it is about the sea, it is definitely about pirates! Luffy came to mind first." Jinbei from the same title is also ranked in. For a new companion, "He just joined the Straw Hat Pirates, and it's a character inspired by the sea." 2nd place 2nd place is shared between Tsunami Jousuke from "Inazuma Eleven" and Nanase Haruka from "Free!" with an approval rating of about 5 %. Tsunami Jousuke is a third-year student at Oumihara Junior High School of Okinawa Prefecture and his position is a defender. Readers liked his friendly personality, "His heart is wide as the sea. I like his cool lines like, 'It's a small story compared to how big the sea is!'", and "He is a soccer player but also good at surfing." Nanase Haruka is a member of the Iwatobi High School Swimming Club. Readers commented, "Swimsuit is something related to the sea. I was amazed by how thorough he is when cooking in a swimsuit apron and always wearing a swimsuit under the uniform.", and "It is impressive how he takes off his clothes and enters the sea or the pool". Some fans pointed on the background visual of the work, "Since it was set in a town facing the sea, the sea was always used as the background for the important scenes in the story." The new movie of the series "Free!: The Final Stroke" will be released in two parts: part 1 on September 17, 2021, and the second part on April 22, 2022. ■ Let's introduce other comments! For Nadia from "Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water", "The refreshing opening and the depiction of the sea that appears many times during the work are very beautiful. I love the sea character and this work!" For Rio Mason Busujima from "Hypnosismic: Division Rap Battle", "He is former Navy. As a member of the Yokohama Division's MAD TRIGGER CREW, his team is reminiscent of the ocean." About Tsunashi Ryuunosuke from "Idolish 7", "A member of TRIGGER from Okinawa. Some of the solo songs have the theme of the sea." About Laura from "Tropical-Rouge! Pretty Cure", "The first mermaid in the Pretty Cure series. I'm impressed by how she grows up as a girl from Grand Ocean, the land of mermaids." In the 2021 survey, characters from "One Piece", "Free!", And "Tropical-Rouge!" and other related to the sea and water titles, such as "Pretty Cure" and "Nagi no Asukara", are ranked in. ■ Top 10 "Speaking about characters who are related to the "sea", who comes to your mind?" 1st place Monkey D. Luffy "One Piece" 2nd place Tsunami Jousuke "Inazuma Eleven" 2nd place Nanase Haruka "Free!" 4th place Sonoda Umi "Love Live!" 5th place Mouri Ran "Detective Conan" 5th place Laura / Cure La Mer "Tropical-Ju! Precure " 7th place Shinkai Kanana "Ensemble Stars!" 7th place Sera Masumi "Detective Conan" 7th place Sakishima Hikari "Nagi no Asukara" 7th place Watanabe You "Love Live! Sunshine !!" (Response period: July 3, 2021 to July 10, 2021) ■ Ranking Top 20 "Speaking about characters who are related to the "sea", who comes to your mind?" 1st place Monkey D. Luffy "One Piece" 2nd place Tsunami Jousuke "Inazuma Eleven" 2nd place Nanase Haruka "Free!" 4th place Sonoda Umi "Love Live!" 5th place Mouri Ran "Detective Conan" 5th place Laura / Cure La Mer "Tropical-Ju! Precure " 7th place Shinkai Kanana "Ensemble Stars!" 7th place Sera Masumi "Detective Conan" 7th place Sakishima Hikari "Nagi no Asukara" 7th place Watanabe You "Love Live! Sunshine !!" 11th place Armin Arlert "Attack on Titan" 11th place Kaido Minami / Cure Mermaid "Go! Princess PreCure " 11th place Rio Mason Busujima "Hypnosismic: Division Rap Battle" 11th place Matsuura Kanan "Love Live! Sunshine !! ” 15th place Akai Shuichi "Detective Conan" 15th place Squid Girl "Invasion! Squid Girl" 15th place Ikeda Saburoji "Nintama Rantaro" 15th place Sakata Gintoki "Gintama" 15th place Summer Kamen "Mr. Osomatsu" 15th place Sinbad "Magi" 15th place Tsunashi Ryuunosuke "Idolish7" 15th place Nadia "Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water" 15th place Hakaze Kaoru "Ensemble Stars!" 15th place Fuduki Kai "Tsukiuta." 15th place Makinohara Shoko "Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai" (Response period: July 3, 2021 to July 10, 2021)
As the fourth time of the "READING MUSEUM," a fresh reading performance project directed by a voice actor Namikawa Daisuke, the first daytime performance of "Ikebukuro Night Owl Tales 2," featuring Namikawa, Shimono Hiro, and Okamoto Nobuhiko, was held at a venue in Tokyo on July 24. This work is a sequel to the first in the series, and takes place at the "Night Owl," a bar located in a corner of Ikebukuro. When the seedy piano music started and the "Master" played by Namikawa appeared on stage, the audience was filled with anticipation and joy, and warmly applauded. The master explained to the first-time visitors that this was an unusual bar where they could enjoy scary and mysterious stories about Ikebukuro along with drinks, and the performance began. The main story begins! The first story was about a "gaze" that made people see things they couldn't see. The master's pauses and inflected tone of voice seemed to bring the scene directly to life. The customer, played by Okamoto, who was sitting at the counter, seemed to enjoy listening to the master's story with great interest. The two seemed to be on the same page, and there was a scene where they talked about the electronic piano in the Night Owl. The master then talked about the second story "Performance" related to the electronic piano, and the third story "Taste of Honey" that he experienced when he was in high school. The live piano performance and the subdued lighting added to the unique atmosphere of the Night Owl. The customer who liked the mysterious and cozy atmosphere of Night Owl asked the master, "Aren't you hiring staff?" The master replied, "I'd like a bartender who likes ghost stories and alcohol, who can talk well, and who has a good voice... I won't ask that much, but I would like someone who loves this bar......" He came forward with a smile and said, "How about me?" The scene transitions to another day at the "Night Owl" bar. The customer sitting at the counter, played by Shimono, seems to be uncomfortable with scary stories. The master begins to tell him the fourth episode "Incoming Call", but the ending is scarier than he expected, and he screams out loud. The master can't help but laugh at the shout and the startled expression on his face. However, the customer praises the "narrator's voice," saying that it is good. Getting carried away by the praise, the master uses his mature voice to tell the story of the fifth episode, "Lingering Affection," which is about a manhole in Higashi-Ikebukuro Central Park. The customer then begins to tell the master about his experience of having a recurring dream. "I feel like I was waiting for someone in my dream," said the customer, who was curious about the "someone." The master replied and left some meaningful words, "Dreams are a sign of things to come." "I hope the ‘someone’ is a nice woman," the customer says, his heart burning for the woman he is waiting to meet. The master was told that the woman had started working as a bartender at the Night Owl, but the master had no idea who she was. Then, Narumi, a new bartender played by Okamoto, appears. When he listens carefully, he finds that the customer mistook Narumi for his first name. Although they have never met before, Narumi and the customer who calls himself "Machidori" feel as if they have met each other somewhere before. This encounter might be some "destiny" in a certain world line. As if to welcome their encounter, the atmosphere of the live piano performance changed and a cheerful tone filled the air. Narumi, played by Okamoto, seems aloof and unsure of his true feelings, while Machidori, played by Shimono, is pure, innocent and straightforward. In addition to the relationship that can be glimpsed in the interactions between the two, expectations grow for the future of the master, played by Namikawa, who is calm and seems to be able to see everything. Post-Performance Talks In the post-performance talk, Namikawa, Okamoto and Shimono appeared again. The content of the sequel was unexpectedly a "prequel", so they talked about the differences from the first sequel. While Shimono smiled as Okamoto said, "A scaredy-cat played by Shimono saves the world," Namikawa talked about "how difficult it was to read the story" this time, as he was in charge of the narration unlike the last time. Namikawa also said, "I felt the connection between the sequel and the previous one because of the story of the first one." Besides that, it was also revealed that they had competed to see how many times they bit their tongue before the show started, and Namikawa praised "Okamoto's skill in recovering from his bites." The story of "Ikebukuro Night Owls" has a lingering appeal, but this time some parts were added based on the opinions of the actors. They emphasized especially the last scene where Narumi and Machidori interact. The talk continued in a friendly manner, and in no time, the final speech was given. Shimono expressed his happiness at playing as Machidori and commented that he was looking forward to seeing how the relationship between Machidori and Narumi would develop. Okamoto was excited about the second part where he and Shimono would switch roles, but he surprised the audience by revealing that the ghost story Machidori told was actually an episode he had experienced himself. Finally, Namikawa expressed his heartfelt gratitude, saying, "I was able to deliver the sequel and feel a happy space to perform it. He concluded by saying, "I hope you will enjoy the rest of the show, including tomorrow," and closed the bar "Night Owl" where you can enjoy the mysterious space. (C) Ikebukuro Night Owl Tales 2/ READING MUSEUM
The activity of voice actors are not limited to anime anymore these days; there are many actors appearing in events and TV, and some even do work as an artist. Under such change, celebrating the birthdays of the voice actors on a radio or TV program, SNS and other places became normal among the fans. Here at Anime!Anime!, we will introduce the voice actors with upcoming birthdays. We picked up the voice actors whose birthdays are between July 26 to August 1. July 26: Yanagisawa Michiyo Hayashi Rinko Kishimoto Momoe Katou Natsuki Yamada Mari Saitou Rie Masu Nozomi Kitazawa Riki Yamazaki Masaya Moriyama Shuuichirou Sayama Tomonori July 27: Mizuno Manabi Maruzuka Kana Hasumi Erina Sakato Komatsuna Katayama Kana Sumitomo Nanae Nasu Megumi Ishii Naoko Kishimoto Takuya Takehusa Atsushi July 28: Nakamura Naoko Tanaka Ryouko Odaka Moemi Mori Yuuko Kanda Nami Madono Mitsuaki Kogami Hiromichi Sasaki Yoshihito July 29: Takahira Narumi Kawahara Kayoko Sasamoto Natsue Ootaki Shinya Narumi Takashi Maeda Kenichirou Oobayashi Youhei Odagaki Yuuta Ishigami Yuuichi Asai Keiichirou July 30: Kishiro Sakurako Hironaka Kumiko Murakami Harumi Yazawa Rieka Nanasawa Shin Horiuchi Kenyuu Kimura Ryouhei Suzuki Kouta Miyamoto Katsuya Sakano Shigeru July 31: Yamada Kinoko Oomae Aika Yaguchi Asami Iida Kunio Tabata Hiroto Furuya Takashi Matsui Fumihiro Iwata Mitsuo Muro Genki Sasaki Bin Motegi Shuuji Iwata Tsubasa Yoshikawa Kousuke Yoshimizu Kouhei Furuya Tooru Kawabe Shunsuke August 1: Hiiragi Rumi Yamato Megumi Shimazaki Haruka Hinata Yura Koseki Akihisa Kazuma Yoshikazu Morita Junpei Sugou Takayuki Hori Katsunosuke Takizawa Itsuki Happy Birthday!
The "dance video" of the opening theme of TV anime "Life Lessons with Uramichi Oniisan" featuring voice actor and singer Mizuki Nana and Miyano Mamoru, was released on the official channel of "King Amusement Creative" at YouTube. "ABC Taisou" is a character song sung by the singing sister, Tadano Utano (voiced by Mizuki) and singing brother, Daga Iketeru (voiced by Miyano) in the anime "Life Lessons with Uramichi Oniisan". The video has depicted the two of them dancing smoothly in the clothing, where the color is similar to their characters, on the stage that looks like the education program "Together with Maman" from the anime. Also, it comes with a footage on theirs comments regarding the dance, so do check out how hype the two of them are in this collaboration after a long time. The single of "ABC Taisou" is priced at 1,400 JPY (tax excluded) and it is available at the stores now.
The special online performance "Disney Koe no Ouji-sama Voice Stars Dream Live Streaming 2021" featuring gorgeous voice actors, including Kimura Ryouhei, Shimazaki Nobunaga, Morikubo Showtaro, and Namikawa Daisuke, singing the famous songs of Disney, was held on July 22. This performance contains the scenes taken from the performances on April 11, at World Memorial Hall, Kobe, Hyogo and on June 13, at Pia Arena MM, Kanagawa, with the addition of the performance by the special guest. This performance had gathered the all start cast members, including Itou Kento, Ueda Keisuke, Urata Wataru, Ohta Motohiro, Okamiya Kurumu, Kimura Ryouhei, Shimazaki Nobunaga, Nakada Hiroki, Nakamura Shuugo, Miura Hiroki, and Morikubo Showtaro together with the two guests, Katou Kazuki and Namikawa Daisuke. While the audience is waiting for the start of the performance, they were shown with the various famous scenes of Disney's Animation and the lineup of the participating voice actors. And the performance started while the comment and Twitter are filled with the chanting of the cast members. Ohta Motohiro, Nakamura Shuugo, and Morikubo Showtaro in the blue-grey base prince outfit appeared on the glittering, solemn castle stage set. They performed "Once Upon A Dream" (From "Sleeping Beauty") together with the fated scene of Prince Phillip meeting Princess Aurora in the background, and it attracted the audiences to the world of dreams. Then, Itou Kento had sung "Out There" (From "The Hunchback of Notre Dame") majestically that charms anyone who heard it, followed by Okamiya Kurumu’s "Can You Feel The Love Tonight" (From "Lion King") in the deep gentle singing voice. With this, it caused the audience to be spellbound by them. After that, the fantasy-like stage was consists of the recital of "The Legend of the Lamp" (From "Aladdin") and singing of "Arabian Nights" (From "Aladdin") by Kimura Ryouhei that attract the audience. The next performance was Urata Wataru’s "One Jump Ahead" (From "Aladdin") with his shape-shifting voice tone and the cheerful rhythm. The next song from "Aladdin" is "Whole New World" by Nakata Hiroki together with the scene of Aladdin bringing Jasmine on the magic carpet ride. This radiant performance has charmed the audience. After that, it was the performance of the first male version of "Speechless" (From the live-action "Aladdin") sung tremendously by Miura Hiroki that you can't avert your eye off. Then, Shimazaki Nobunaga performed "Compass of Your Heart" (Sindbad’s Storybook Voyage at Tokyo DisneySea (R)) while clapping his hands with a dazzling smile. The tremendous world has change if he is navigating on the great sea. The second half of the performance started with the recital of “Beauty and the Beast” by Kimura Ryouhei, Urata Wataru, Ohta Motohiro, and Miura Hiroki, and the performance of “Something There” (From “Beauty and the Beast”) by Ueda Keisuke has throbbed the audience with the cheerful rhythm and his mellow singing voice. The next song was "Beauty and the Beast" (From "Beauty and the Beast") by Itou Kento and Miura Hiroki. They sang it charmingly together with the dance scenes of the emotional dancing scene of Belle and Beast. That was followed by Nakamura Shuugo, in the refreshing light blue and silver clothing with the image of the sea, performing "Under the Sea" (From "Little Mermaid"), which livened up the audience with the optimistic sound and light dance. Then, the atmosphere was changed by the bewitching melody and the one who appeared out of the smoke was Morikubo Showtaro. The audience was once again being attracted to a dark world filled with the villain’s charm via "Poor Unfortunate Souls" (From "Little Mermaid"). After that, the world of “Little Mermaid” was continued with "Part of Your World" by Urata Wataru and Shimazaki Nobunaga, who are singing in sync with gentle smiles. With the sound of the wave and the piano, Ohta Motohiro appeared and sang "How Far I’ll Go" (From "Moana") gently and refreshingly. With this, it is the time for the special stage that was revealed for the first time. It started with the recital of "Hercules", an adventure story of love and bravery of Hercules, who wanted to be a "True Hero", by Namikawa Daisuke. He has attracted the audience to the world of "Hercules" with the several sounds that are created by his single voice. After that, the theme song "Go the Distance" (the theme song of "Hercules") by Katou Kazuki was performed tremendously with his beautiful voice, and it was followed with "Shooting Start" (From "Hercules") by Katou as well. The performance of the Japanese lyric of "Shooting Stars" the song that was not used in the film but is a hidden famous song among the Disney fan, was shown for the first time. While being overflowed by the comments filled with happiness and excitement, the audience has reached their peak by the beautiful duet of Katou and Namikawa. After that, the performance has reached its final stretch. The Tokyo performance of "Feel the Love" from Tokyo DisneySea (R)’s Teatime Harbor Show’s The Legend of Mythica (Until 2014) that was performed on a grand scale and loved by many fans, was performed by all the 10 cast members, who were dressed in the silver radiant prince outfit. This performance with the fantasy-like, dynamic sound and singing voice had excited the audience. For the greeting from all the cast members, Okamiya said "I hope this will become the best day for everyone!", Shimazaki said, "Please wave your heart’s penlight!", and Morikubo said "This is not the end yet!", and the audience got hyped up by each cast member. The finale was the famous song that everyone has hummed before, “It’s a Small World” (From New York World Fair) and “Mickey Mouse March” (From Mickey Mouse Club). Prior to this performance, the footage with the choreography of this song was released. With this, the audience is able to dance in front of the screen together with all the cast members, who are performing energetically together with Mickey Mouse’s posture. While being overflowed with the comments filled with the lingering excitement, the curtain descended reluctantly. The archive streaming ticket of "Disney Koe no Ouji-sama Voice Stars Dream Live Streaming 2021" is available until 9:00 PM, on July 29. It was also decided that the Blu-ray that contains the live situation of the arena tour with extravagant video novelty will be released on November 19, 2021. Do look forward to the new developments of the "Disney Koe no Ouji-sama" series. Presentation licensed by Disney Concerts.（C）Disney
The 2nd PV for TV anime Ahiru no Sora has been released and features the passionate plays of a freakishly tall basketball club member. Broadcasting information was released at the same time. The series will be aired on TV Tokyo’s channel 6 starting on October 2nd.
「Gundam AGEII Magnum SV ver.」 piloted by Kujo Kyoya in 『Gundam Build Divers』 gets a gunpla kit with a scale of 1/144(HG). Currently available for pre-order on Premium Bandai.
「BanG Dream! Girls Band Party!」 and its 4th tie-up with Lawson as of September the 3rd, has been revealed. The campaign is to give out a limited quantity of originals goods which will be sold on a first-come-first-serve basis
From TV anime "JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Golden Wind" comes blazers and pants (slacks) which can be worn together as business suits inspired by Giorno Giovanna and Bruno Bucciarati. Pre-orders are available at "Premium Bandai" until Dec. 26, 2019.
Movie “Kimetsu no Yaiba : Demon Slayer” Infinity Train arc decided to be released on 2020. The new teaser and visual has been released on the 2nd info.
The Anime adaptation of the silly cute FemBL "Fucked by My Best Friend" released a promo video with two versions. Shion and Rui are an amazing pick-up artist team with a success rate of 100. But one day, Shion was drugged by a mysterious lady, and a few hours later, he wakes up to find himself transformed into a woman's body. Rui, who comes to check on Shion, see's him in a woman's body and his male switch turns on. He hits on her(him) without knowing it's Shion, and... Two promo videos, each narrated by Chihaya Rui (voice: Furukawa Makoto) and Chihara Shion (voice: Yamamoto Kazuomi) have been released. Let's enjoy a bit of Rui's hot voice, Shion's Male and Female voice. It was also announced that the anime will be broadcast on BS11, so we can watch "Fucked by My Best Friend" anime all over Japan. The on-air version short anime of "Fucked by My Best Friend" is scheduled to be broadcast on Tokyo MX and BS11 on April 4, 2021. The premium version, which depicts the "graphic" scenes, will also be streamed from the same day. "Fucked by My Best Friend" Anime Broadcast/Streaming Information