「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 2nd 4-hours live broadcast "ALLNIGHT SAY YOU FUJI" by the young voice actors has been announced. It is titled "ALLNIGHT SAY YOU 2nd Night" and will start at 12:00 AM, June 27, 2021, on FUJI TV's TWO Drama/ Anime and Fuji TV TWOsmart. Comments from the cast members, including the MC, Morikubo Showtaro, have arrived.
The previous broadcast has recorded a total of 50 thousand tweets and the hashtag "#ALLNIGHT SAY YOU FUJI" was ranked at the 2nd place for Japan on Twitter, which shows the popularity of the program. This 2nd program will have the young voice actors that took part in various popular anime, including "Hypnosis Mic -Division Rap Battle-", "Idolmaster SideM", and "Ensemble Stars!!", challenge various projects.
The MC will be the voice actor Morikubo Showtaro, who is perfect at handling the situation that involves many performers and also a person whom the young voice actors trust.
The members of "SAY YOU ALLNIGHTERS", are performers that have appeared in the previous program, first appearing performers as well as the veteran voice actors, who are not young at all. The program will feature a battle royal fighting for the position of "Morikubo Approval Voice Actor", who Morikubo will promote to the voice actor industry.
This time, the program will be 4 hours long without any commercial breaks that will surely hype up your midnight, so do support your "favourite voice actor" that is trying his best.
The 4-hours broadcast of "ALLNIGHT SAY YOU 2nd Night" is on June 27, 2021, from 12:00 AM to 4:00 AM, on Fuji TV's TWO Drama/ Anime and Fuji TV's TWOsmart.
"Seiyu to Yoasobi WEEKEND [Morikubo Shotaro x Nakamura Shugo] #1" with voice actors Morikubo Shotaro and Nakamura Shugo as MCs was streamed on "ABEMA" on April 17, 2021. Iwata Mitsuo, Yashiro Taku, and Yasumoto Hiroki appeared to celebrate the first broadcast of the show as guests. In this first episode of "Seiyu to Yoasobi WEEKEND," Morikubo and Nakamura appeared in a luxury limousine. The two, who are supposed to pair up for the first time this season, emphasized how they are good together saying, “We have good chemistry,” "He can't stop talking when he is with me," "I'm not a talkative person, but somehow I talk to Morikubo-san." and "We both play music and we are soul mates.". The two said, “We don't even know where we're going," when the panel announced the timetable for the show and that the three special guests would join the show in the middle, and they predicted the guests, saying, "There's pattern A and pattern B," and "I know two of them, but I’m not sure who the other one is.” As soon as they arrived at the meeting point for the first guest, Iwata Mitsuo appeared. They were surprised to see their mentor standing alone in the rain. Back in the limousine, the three started talking. Nakamura revealed the talk in the past, "Iwata-san always told me that Morikubo Shotaro was like me, so we would get along well.” Then Iwata said he was delighted to learn that two kohai he has been taking care of would pair up, "That's why I'm so happy to hear that you two are going to host a show. It must be fun.” Going onto the next topic, it was “alcohol.” Iwata said, "When Shotaro was young, he came to the wrap-up party late for some reason, and he tried his best to make up for it by livening up the party. Then he started to lose his voice and said, ‘I love you, Iwata-san!’ He said that three times (laughs). But the moment he said it three times, he stimulated my maternal instinct. I thought he was cute," revealing an episode of Morikubo when he was in his 20s. Morikubo said, blushing his face, “What? Is that me? I don't remember that at all.” Next, when they arrived at the meeting point for the second guest, Iwata got off and headed for the studio first. In front of the two goin for the next meeting point for the second guest, Yashiro Taku, the second guest, who gives them a "wait a minute lecture" appeared while imitating Morikubo. Even though the two were bewildered by the strange scene, Yashiro relentlessly gave them a "wait a minute" lecture, and Morikubo was tense, saying "That guy is reassuring" and "Really, please wait a minute.” After returning to the limousine, the three talked about their relationship with each other and the episode of blunder while drinking. Yashiro said, "Shugo has been a music lover since we met, and on his way home from work, he would say, 'I made a song, please listen to it.' and I said ‘Good,’ and ‘Great work,’ revealing that Nakamura made him listen to the demo tape. Morikubo agreed saying, "Of course he does! He'd send me demos, too." Morikubo complimented, "It's nice to write a song and then you go, 'Listen to this!’ It must be nice to be young," while Nakamura was embarrassed, "This is so embarrassing.” Finally, when they arrived at the meeting point for the third guest, they met a man wearing a horse mask. The silhouette of the man looked familiar to them, and Nakamura immediately recognized him, saying "I know this figure," and "I've seen you around recently, haven't I?” As soon as Nakamura found out, Yasumoto Hiroki, the third guest, appeared. The third guest, Yasumoto Hiroki, who was the Monday MC with Nakamura last season, said, "Aren’t you too easy when partners changed? You follow new things lightly”, showing his jealousy. Nakamura said, “I'm tweeting with love on Mondays too! I got Yasumoto-san's figure at a glance because I see him every week,” returning his affection. And when they arrived at their final destination, the Nippon Budokan, the three of them gazed at it from a distance and thought about ‘holding an event here someday,’ before heading back to the studio to talk again. "Seiyu to Yoasobi WEEKEND [Morikubo Shotaro x Nakamura Shugo] #1" is currently being streamed on "ABEMA Video". The three guests also appeared on the show to talk about more in-depth nightlife in "Seiyu to Yoasobi WEEKEND: Dead-Drunk Stand-up Drinking Talk! is also being streamed on "ABEMA PPV ONLINE LIVE". (c)AbemaTV,Inc.
The first in the history of industry voice actor regular program "Say You to Yoasobi", which is being distributed on the anime channel of the new future TV "ABEMA", celebrated its 4th anniversary on April 2, 2021. Here at Anime!Anime!, to commemorate the 4th anniversary and to start the new season, we interviewed voice actors who are MCs of each day of the week. We asked them about their journey and their enthusiasm for the fourth year about "Say You to Yoasobi". This time, we interviewed Morikubo Shoutarou, who will be an MC of the new program "WEEKEND", which will be distributed irregularly once a month. What is the pace of "Say You to Yoasobi" for Morikubo-san, who is celebrating the 20th anniversary of his CD debut as an artist? And what kind of "session" will he play with his partner Nakamura Shuugo? The story will be revealed. [Interview / text = Mori Motoyuki Photo = Fujita Ayumi] ――How did you feel when you received an offer to continue to be an MC at "Say You to Yoasobi 2021"? Morikubo: I was honestly happy to be able to continue my job as an MC. This time, it will be a program delivered once a month called "WEEKEND", and it will be a sort of spin-off program. I am grateful that my partner is also Shuugo (Nakamura Shuugo), who I know well. I am looking forward to delivering the contents of "unique WEEKEND", which is different from the programs delivered on weekdays. ――In the previous season "Say You to Yoasobi 2020", you were in charge of Friday with Seki Tomokazu. How do you feel looking back at it? Morikubo: When I started to participate in "Say You to Yoasobi", I told my partner, Seki-san, "I may cause some troubles on the way." That's because, at first, I may be on live tours and events in the countryside on weekends, and cannot participate fully. I received the offer after the program side also agreed in advance. However, since nowadays, I don't hold live tours, I'm glad that I was absent only once. ――People's lifestyles changed drastically due to the novel coronavirus, did it have a big impact on the programs and fans? Morikubo: It was a year when I couldn't go out at night, so the "Say You to Yoasobi" that was distributed every day from Monday to Friday became a habit like "Waratte Iitomo!". At first, I think there were days of the week that everyone wanted to see, "I want to see Shimono-kun (Shimono Hiroshi) on Tuesday", or "I want to see Uesaka-san (Uesaka Sumire) on Wednesday," but gradually I became interested in other days. Before I knew it, I was watching "Say You to Yoasobi" at ABEMA every day at 10:00 P.M. I think there are many fans like me. ――Until now, it was broadcast live every Friday at 10:00 P.M., but in the new season it will be once a month, and it seems that the routine will change. Morikubo: Until now, I had a three-hour live broadcast job in Chiba until 07:00 P.M. on Friday, and after finishing the broadcast, it was my routine to return to Tokyo and perform in "Say You to Yoasobi". When I first got the offer, I thought it was "hard", but I couldn't go out for a drink on Friday night because of the novel coronavirus, so I felt it was worthwhile to say "I can do another job!". It may have been difficult if it was recorded, but since it going from one live performance to another, you can keep the tension. That's why I couldn't sleep easily on Friday night because of the tension, and when I got home after the delivery of ABEMA, it became a routine to take a bath, have a drink, look at the archive of the day, and hold a "single reflection meeting". In the new season, once a month, it may be unusual at first to have a week to go home without doing any work after the live broadcast in Chiba. "Can I go home?" Seems to be very strange. ――Are there any episodes that left an impression on you? Morikubo: "LOVOT" was memorable. When I saw Tomoichi-san's doting, I was impressed by the human odor that he had in that aspect. Also, "Full power! Nantonaku karaoke!", which has become an annual event on Friday, singing songs that you do not know with all your might. I was wondering if I would get tired one day... but the way it was done was really nice. Another time I brought the camera-equipped mannequin "Cindy" that I used live. It was very popular during the live performance, and I was praised as "It's a new production!". But when I introduced it in "Say You to Yoasobi", I was messed with by Zutaboro (bitter smile). When "Cindy" came out live, I got the image that fans would laugh at me. There are so many various guests, and the wide variety of people, from young children to big stars like Mizuki Ichiro is also great. In the end, the usual people like "violin teacher" also appear. It was Friday's deal to discover those wonderful characters. I want to carry it over into 2021. I would like to pick it up at "WEEKEND". ――It seems that the staff is full of challenging spirit trying to start aggressive projects. Morikubo: The projects are always novel and amazing. However, the gimmicks and props are always messed up (laughs). They make elaborate gimmicks and props, but almost always it doesn't go well - it would be broken during production or something, and I wanted to make something that is uselessly huge. In a sense, such a big place may have been the real thrill of Friday. ――Is there anything you want to try in "Say You to Yoasobi 2021"? Morikubo: Sogo and I are both musicians, and I'm the type of person who makes songs by myself, so I'd like to do music-related projects. For example, I would like to have an artist come as a guest and talk about in-depth music. I also want to do a variety of projects, and since many specialty projects have been born on other days of the week, it would be nice to have a project like re-examining on Friday. ――What kind of program do you want to make "WEEKEND"? Do you want to make it mellow, or do you want to make more on an interesting side? Morikubo: I don't think it will be mellow (laughs). In another program, I was the main MC and Shugo was an assistant, so I felt comfortable in action. It seems to be a good match, so I think it will be a good-tempo program. ――Are there any other days you would like to visit? Morikubo: I was allowed to go to a lot of other days of the week at "Say You to Yoasobi 2020", but I thought, "I'm out too much on other days", so I wonder if it's okay for the time being... However, I would like to go to the new combination. I can only see it on VTR on Tuesday, so I would like to go to the live broadcast. ――The program is about "Having fun at night". On the contrary, do you have a morning routine? Morikubo: I have a morning routine. After waking up, I boil water and drink plain hot water. I like to plan what to do and do exactly according to that. I have a habit of "eating at a fixed time from the previous meal", and depending on the timing, I sometimes skip breakfast, but I always check the news while drinking plain hot water every morning. ――You are controlling your diet, aren't you? Morikubo: I heard that it's good for internal organs, so I'll have 16 hours break after eating. It is an image of petit fasting. I tried various other dietary restrictions, but this method is the easiest. It's difficult to eat while paying attention to nutritional balance, and there are also dinners. If you divide it by time, you don't have to worry about what you eat, so it suits you best. ――Is there anything you want to say to Nakamura-san? Morikubo: He is a very skillful kid, so in the scene where "I don't want to go there ", he forgets it easily. It's really interesting. If you think about it, he can do his work exactly and seriously. How "WEEKEND" will come up? Hmm... I want to ask, "Which way do you want it to be?" Previously, when I was invited as a guest to a radio program run by Namikawa Daisuke, he told me, "I'm doing the program, so do whatever you like." On the other hand, I myself am the type who relys according to the other side, "If you go there, I will go here", so I would like to discuss in advance what to do with the two people so as not to match up. First of all, I want to decide which one will turn on that day, and change each other's offense and defense every time. ――What do you want to do this year, Morikubo-san? Morikubo: I would like to create online content from Addoins (the office where Morikubo-san serves as the representative director) and create opportunities to meet the next generation of human resources. It's also the 20th anniversary of the artist's debut, so I would like to invite the audience to perform live. After all, I want to sing in front of everyone, it is the best. Recently, I went to see EXILE's live viewing of the Tokyo Dome performance, which was very inspiring. Until then, I thought it would be painful for viewers to be unable to speak out due to the novel coronavirus countermeasures. Especially in the case of me, it's a rock live, so there are places where I'm doing it to make noise at the venue. However, there was a hint that if this side devised something, it would be enjoyable enough. So, I want to do it while devising a live performance. ――Finally, is there anything you want to say to your fans? Morikubo: Nakamura Shuugo and I will be in charge of the monthly live broadcast "WEEKEND". Since it is once a month broadcast, I would like to deliver rich content. Please look forward to "WEEKEND" as well as "Connect" on weekdays of "Say You to Yoasobi 2021".
The new cast for "Sorcerous Stabber Orphen: Battle of Kimluck" , to be premiered in Jan. 2021, has been announced, including Shimoduma Yoshiyuki, Sugita Tomokazu, Sakamoto Maaya, and Koyasu Takehito.
"Sorcerous Stabber Orphen: Battle of Kimluck" is an anime based on a dark fantasy "Sorcerous Stabber Orphen" written by Akita Yoshinobu, which had over 14 million copies in circulation.
It became an anime adaptation in 2019 to commemorate its 25th anniversary, following 1998 and 1999. This will be the 2nd season.
The new cast to play the members of "Death Teachers", Kimluck Church's own assault unit, who are hiding in Kimluck that stands against the sorcerers, has been announced. Shimoduma Yoshiyuki will be playing Salua, a traitor to the death teachers, Sugita Tomokazu will play Quo, the most powerful assassin, Sakamoto Maaya will play Carlotta, a sly adjutant, and Koyasu Takehito will play Name, a strategist that is active behind the scenes.
We received comments about their enthusiasm.
Also, Morikubo Shotaro, who will play the protagonist Orphen, will perform the opening theme song, his latest song 'LIGHT of JUSTICE'.
"Sorcerous Stabber Orphen: Battle of Kimluck" will be premiering on Jan. 20, 2021, on TOKYO MX and AT-X.
July 20 is "T-shirt day". It comes from T being the 20th alphabet and that July 20 used to be the day of the sea. T-shirts, perfect for everyday wear, are a familiar item for characters from anime and games. Some wear weird T-shirts, some have episodes related to T-shirts, and some even have T-shirts as their merchandise. We at Anime!Anime! conducted a survey asking, "Which Character Reminds You of a 'T-shirt'?" There were 93 votes during the survey period from July 1 to July 8. The voters were mainly female with a gender ratio of 70% female to 30% male, and the age range was on the younger side with 50% under 20 and 25% in their 20s. ■Characters who wear T-shirts with letters dominated the list! 1st Place Midoriya Izuku from "My Hero Academia" topped the list with roughly 30% of the votes. He received many votes for wearing unique T-shirts and received comments like, "He always wears T-shirts with strange letters. The T-shirt that said 'T-shirt' left a strong impression on me," "He has a unique sense of fashion with T-shirts that have words like 'Sheets'," and "I always look forward to checking out what he wears. His T-shirts were made into merchandise, which I would love to buy...!" 2nd Place Coming in 2nd was Nishinoya Yuu from "Haikyuu!!" with roughly 10% of the votes. Nishinoya Yuu is a character who wears T-shirts with four-letter idioms and received this comment, "He wears a variety of T-shirts with different four-letter idioms. I looked up their meanings after watching the anime." By the way, Hinata Shouyou, also from Haikyuu!, made it in 8th place. He received a comment pointing out an episode related to T-shirts, "Him buying the same T-shirt as Bokuto-san, which says 'The Way of the Ace' was so cute!". 3rd Place Hirasawa Yui from "K-On!" took 3rd place with roughly 8% of the votes. She also received comments pointing out that she wears T-shirts with weird letters, such as "Her tacky T-shirts with funny words left a strong impression on me!" and "She has many T-shirts with odd words printed on them." Characters who wear T-shirts with letters occupied the top 3 of this survey. ■Here are some comments for other characters! For Kousaka Honoka from "Love Live!", "She often wears a practice outfit with the letter "ほ" from her name." For Jintan from "Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day", "I love how Jintan only has tacky T-shirts with words like, 'Underground People' or 'Freedom'." For Yotsuba Tamaki from "Idolish7", "He always wears a T-shirt that says 'King Pudding'." There were also votes for a nostalgic character, Pyonkichi from "The Gutsy Frog", "He doesn't wear a T-shirt, he is a T-shirt himself. There's no character that better fits this theme!" The top rankings also include several characters wearing T-shirts with unusual letters. The impact of these T-shirts seems to stick in the minds of the fans. ■Top 10 "Which Character Reminds You of a 'T-shirt'?" 1. Midoriya Izuku "My Hero Academia" 2. Nishinoya Yuu "Haikyuu!!" 3. Hirasawa Yui "K-On!" 4. Kousaka Honoka "Love Live!" 4. Jintan "Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day" 6. Ash Lynx "BANANA FISH" 6. Pyonkichi "The Gutsy Frog" 8. Hinata Shouyou "Haikyuu!!" 8. Futaba Anzu "The Idolmaster Cinderella Girls" 8. Yotsuba Tamaki "Idolish7" (Survey Period: July 1 - 8, 2021) *This survey was held to investigate the readers' "interests and attention towards current anime titles and characters". The results should not be used to determine the supremacy of characters and titles. We hope this article will help you find new anime/characters and deepen your understanding of them.
The new project "Di Gi Charat of Reiwa" from "Di Gi Charat", which was broadcast in 1999, has been announced. It is already attracting attention among old fans. The restart of popular anime is always a pleasure for fans. Among Anime!Anime! readers, there are probably many people who want to see some revived titles in the Reiwa period. Therefore, we conducted a reader survey entitled "Which anime would you like to come back in the Reiwa period?" We received responses from 167 people during the survey period from June 30 to July 7. The male-female ratio is about 40% for males and about 60% for females. About 45% of the age group were teens, and about 25% were in their 20s. In addition, the works that were broadcast and produced after Reiwa (after May 1, 2019), the series works that the sequel was broadcast and OVA produced after the start of the Reiwa period, and the works that have already been remade and revived were not applicable. ■ Many masterpieces from manga to original titles have been ranked in! In this survey, votes were gathered for a wide range of titles, but the one that stood out was the title of the original manga. For "Ouran High School Host Club", "I love the original, so I want to see the anime adaptation till the end. The cast from the last release is still very active, so it is possible to gather them all in!" About "Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo", "I was laughing so hard, my stomach hurts. The anime ended in the middle, so I want to see it properly until the end." Readers commented for "Mermaid Melody Pichi Pichi Pitch", "I think it's a good opportunity because the sequel will be serialized", and "Saturday 8 A.M. frame title. It seems to be compatible with media development as it is a song animation. The completely new anime for the previous project "Tokyo Mew Mew" has also been announced, so I want to check it out!" For "The Kindaichi Case Files", "'37 Year Old' is currently being serialized , but the boy series has been completed. Late night anime may be suitable because there are many horrific things." Since manga is often being animated while it is still publishing, some people commented, "I want to enjoy anime until the end of the work." Of course, the anime original works are also popular. For "Mobile Suit Gundam", "'THE ORIGIN' has been animated in 'Mobile Suit Gundam', but I think it's about time for a full remake of 'First Gundam'." About "Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann", "I realized again what a masterpiece it was by looking at the production materials at the 'Hiroyuki Imaishi's World' exhibition. Next year is the 15th anniversary! To commemorate it, I want to see the characters moving. Even mini anime is fine! " For "Nagi no Asukara", "Among anime titles I watched, all the scenario, characters, and video are the best. I want you to see a sequel." For the "Another" based on the novel, has "Since there are sequels 'Another Episode S' and 'Another 2001' are on sale." For the original game, "Kirby of the Stars", "The anime about Kirby and his friends has a lot of social satire, which was quite radical, so I remember it well." There were also votes for titles such as "Hakuoki" the announcement of new OVA of which during the voting period has been happened. Below is a list of titles that have received multiple votes. It is exciting to wait for what kind of title sequels and remakes would be produced in the future. Please check it out! ■ Titles with multiple votes "The comeback of anime would like to see in the Reiwa period? " "Angel Beats!" "BURN-UP" "D.Gray-man" "NANA" "SLAM DUNK" "Sgt. Frog" "Shirokuma Cafe" "Nisekoi" "Nodame Cantabile" "No game No life" "High school! Kimengumi" "Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo" "Mermaid Melody Pichi Pichi Pitch" "Magi" "Classroom of the Elite" "Love Llive!" "Assassination Classroom" "Katekyo Hitman REBORN!" "Mobile Suit Gundam" "Rinne of the boundary" "Yona of the Dawn" "Zatch Bell!" "Black Butler" "Ouran high school host club" "Junjo Romantica" "Revolutionary Girl Utena" "Hakuoki" (* New OVA production decided during the survey period) "Kare Kano" "Hyouka" "YuYu Hakusho" "The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya" (Response period: June 30, 2021 to July 7, 2021) * This questionnaire is part of a survey of readers' awareness of "current interest in and attention to anime works and characters." Regarding the results, we do not intend to decide the superiority or inferiority of any character or work. We hope that this article will help you to get to know new works and characters, and to deepen your understanding and interest.
July 16 is Rainbow Day. It was established because of the pun of "Nana (7) Iro (16)" (lit. 7 colors) with the hope that people and people, people and nature, and generations and generations will be connected like a seven-colored rainbow. The combination of multiple colors of a rainbow is something that looks particularly beautiful. Characters related to rainbow colors often appear in anime and games. Wonderfully colorful costumes, names with "rainbow" in it, or impressive scenes with a rainbow. Among all of them, which character is the most memorable one? Here at Anime!Anime!, we conducted a reader survey entitled "Speaking of "rainbow-colored" characters, who comes to mind? " We received responses from 79 people during the survey period from June 29 to July 6. The male-female ratio is about 40% for males and about 60% for females. About 40% of the age group were teens, and about 30% in their 20s. ■ Characters in cute and glittering costumes are topping the list ♪ 1st place 1st place is shared between Nijinosaki Daia from "Kiratto Pri Chan" and Cure Cosmo from "Star Twinkle PreCure". Readers commented how Nijinosaki Daia has a "rainbow" in her name ("Niji" is rainbow in Japanese) and the costume, "She has a 'rainbow' in her second name, and the name of a brand that she established is 'Milky Rainbow'. This is because there are many depictions related to the rainbow, such as the appearance of the colorful virtual Daia-chan, who is the longing existence of Nijinosaki-chan at the time of distribution!", and "The fluffy and glittering rainbow-colored dress is cute!" Readers pointed on Cure Cosmo's manner of speaking and skills, "The rainbow-colored spectrum that shines in the galaxy, the lines at the time of transformation, the rainbow-colored skirt, and the decisive skill is Pretty Cure! Rainbow splash! I think she is 'The Rainbow character'". There are many rainbow-colored characters in the "Pretty Cure" series, including Cure Parfait from "Kirakira Pretty Cure A La Mode". The main character of "Tropical-Rouge! Pretty Cure", Cure Summer, is also ranked in the top-10. 3rd place 3rd place is shared between Nijino Yume from "Aikatsu Stars!" and Nijimura Shuzo from "Kuroko's Basketball". Comments for Nijino Yume pointed out her name, costume, and personality as key points, "I love the 'Aikatsu!' series, but I love Yume-chan the most for her bright and energetic personality like a rainbow.", and "The brand of Yume-chan's costume is 'Rainbow Berry Parfait'. Moreover, coordination is also 'Rainbow Etoile coordination'." Nijimura Shuzo is the captain of the basketball club at Teiko Junior High School. The leader who gathers the unique members is popular among fans, "I respect him as a captain who has the power to organize the Generation of Miracles." Some readers mentioned 'rainbow' in his name, "I think he's a rainbow-colored character that brings together the Generation of Miracles with various colors." ■ Let's introduce other comments! For General Rainbow from "Tada Never Falls in Love", "I can't forget the lines such as, 'Tell me one color of the rainbow', 'The color of the rainbow is rainbow colored', and 'Always keep your heart the color of the rainbow'." For Banagher Links from "Mobile Suit Gundam UC", "In response to Banagher's new type ability and strong feelings, I was impressed by the scene where rainbow-colored light overflowed from the Unicorn Gundam aircraft. It is also impressive that the subtitle of the final chapter is 'Beyond the Rainbow'." About Kudo Chika from "Kono Oto Tomare! Sounds of Life", "The rainbow at the end of the opening was wonderful. The work itself, shows the glittering individualities of each of the music clubs, including Chika, and the content was reminiscent of a rainbow." For Ho-Oh from "Pokemon", "Actually, it is Ho-Oh who appeared in episode 1 of the anime. The figure that flies toward the rainbow is just a living legend!" In this survey, multiple characters dressed in gorgeous costumes were ranked in. As a result, it can be reconfirmed that the rainbow color is a conspicuous color that looks good on the screen. ■ Top 10 rankings "Speaking of "rainbow-colored" characters, who comes to mind? " 1st place Nijinosaki Daia "Kiratto Pri Chan" 1st place Uni / Cure Cosmo "Star Twinkle PreCure" 3rd place Nijino Yume "Aikatsu Stars!" 3rd place Nijimura Shuzo "Kuroko's Basketball" 5th place General Rainbow "Tada Never Falls in Love" 6th place Kirahoshi Ciel / Ciel Kirahoshi "Kirakira Pretty Cure A La Mode" 6th Natsuumi Manatsu / Cure Summer "Tropical-Ju! Precure " 6th place Ho-Oh "Pokemon" 9th place Zenkaiser "Kikai Sentai Zenkaiger" 9th place Miyashita Ai "Love Live! Nijigasaki High School Idol Club ” (Response period: June 29-July 6, 2021) * This survey is part of a survey of readers' awareness of "current interest in and attention to anime works and characters." Regarding the results, we do not intend to decide the superiority or inferiority of any character or work. We hope that this article will help you to get to know new works and characters, and to deepen your understanding and interest.
July 16 is Furukawa Toshio's birthday. Furukawa Toshio debuted as a voice actor in the 1970s. Since then, he has been active at the forefront. In the 2020s, he has appeared in "GeGeGe no Kitaro", "Oda Cinnamon Nobunaga", "The Genie Family 2020", and others. For "Aoyama 2 Cho-me Gekijo", a radio program on Nippon Cultural Broadcasting, he has been in charge of a personality since 2014. He is also in charge of coaching trainees as the head of Aonijuku Tokyo, a training school by a talent agency Aoni Production. To celebrate his birthday, Anime!Anime! conducted an annual reader survey titled 'Who is your favorite character played by Furukawa Toshio?'. During the survey period from June 25 to July 2, a total of 133 responses were received. For the gender ratio, we received roughly the same number of votes; 45% from the males and 55% from the females. For the age distribution, we received responses from readers of all ages: about 20% were teens, about 25% were in their 20s, and about 20% were in their 30s. ■From anime, radio drama, western movies... votes for various characters have been received votes! 1st place 1st place went to Moroboshi Ataru from "Urusei Yatsura". The support rating was about 20%, and he moved up from 2nd place last year. The comments received include, "He usually behaves like a comedian, but he gets things done when he needs to. Only Toshio-san can play such a role as Ataru!", "When I heard the voice, I thought that 'the character is alive!' for the first time. Ataru's tone of voice is so soothing that I want to keep listening to it", and "I like Ataru and Lum's heartwarming interactions". He is popular among the readers especially in their 40s, and results in topping the list. 2nd place 2nd place went to Portgas D. Ace from "One Piece". The support rating was about 18%, and he slipped down from 1st place last year. He is popular as a reliable and amicable big brother, and the comments received include, "I like Ace-kun, but I also like the gap between the fresh and cute performance just like a character in his 20s, and the masculine and cool performance just like a big brother", "I was moved by him taking care of Luffy like a younger brother". Many readers mentioned the episode of The Summit War of Marineford, which proves that the episode still remains in a lot of fans after years since the broadcast. 3rd place 3rd place went to Piccolo "Dragon Ball". The support rating was about 13%, and he kept 3rd place as last year. The relationship with Gohan seems to have attracted many fans, and the comments received include, "He initially looked heartless, unfriendly and scary. However, he sometimes shows a human touch and has been getting more friendly, after he encountered Gohan", "It won't be an exaggeration to call him a teacher and 2nd father of Son Gohan as he becomes a strong but gentle warrior after he met Gohan". Also, his cool aspect seems to be popular as the comments show, "Unusually, Furukawa-san shows tasteful and unique romance here, which is completely different from his light and gentle voice!" ■Let's introduce other comments!! Yamamura Misao from "Detective Conan" "He is a useless detective, but he was promoted to a police inspector thanks to Conan. He doesn't even wonder and brags about it on the contrary. However, his playing is wonderful as it makes him hard to hate." Faceless from "Karakuri Circus" "His age is complicatedly changing, but his voice always matches him no matter how old he is. Faceless and Furukawa-san's intonation go well very well, and I was so impressed". Panchito from "The Three Caballeros" "His man's personality is cool! In his self-introduction song 'My name is Panchito', I was impressed by Furukawa-san's articulation." Yajima Kanji from "Sora ni Shirusu" "He is both cool and funny, so Yajima Kanji represents Furukawa Toshio-san. This work evokes our imagination, which is the true value of a radio drama and makes me feel an affinity with the story filled with human traits. The interaction with Tanaka Hideyuki as his buddy reminds me of the famous combination from 'CHiPs', and I really enjoy it". The protagonist in a radio drama by "Aoyama 2 Cho-me Gekijo" has also gained some votes. In the 2021 edition, various characters from a radio drama and dubbed version of western movies as well as anime. ■Ranking Top 10 [Who is your favorite character played by Furukawa Toshio? 2021 Edition] 1. Moroboshi Ataru "Urusei Yatsura" 2. Portgas D. Ace "One Piece" 3. Piccolo "Dragon Ball" 4. Kai Shiden "Mobile Suit Gundam" 5. Shin "Fist of the North Star" 6. Shinohara Asuma "Mobile Police Patlabor" 7. Yamamura Misao "Detective Conan" 7. Hojo Takeru "Magne Robo Gakeen" 9. Satotsu "Hunter × Hunter"（2nd Series） 10. Prince Mito "Saikyo Robo Daioja" 10. Date 'Boo' Masamune "Oda Cinnamon Nobunaga" 10. Nezumi Otoko "GeGeGe no Kitaro" 10. Panchito "The Three Caballeros", etc. （Survey Period: June 25 - July 7, 2021) ■All the Characters that Won Votes [Who is your favorite character played by Furukawa Toshio? 2021 Edition] Moroboshi Ataru "Urusei Yatsura" Portgas D. Ace "One Piece" Piccolo "Dragon Ball" Kai Shiden "Mobile Suit Gundam" Shin "Fist of the North Star" Shinohara Asuma "Mobile Police Patlabor" Yamamura Misao "Detective Conan" Hojo Takeru "Magne Robo Gakeen" Satotsu "Hunter × Hunter"（2nd Series） Prince Mito "Saikyo Robo Daioja" Date 'Boo' Masamune "Oda Cinnamon Nobunaga" Nezumi Otoko "GeGeGe no Kitaro"（6th series） Panchito "The Three Caballeros", etc. Galvidi "Bakuryu Sentai Abaranger DELUXE: Abare Summer is Freezing Cold!" Teacher Belmont "New Maple Town Stories: Palm Town Chapter" Hawk's Eye "Sailor Moon SuperS" Yoshiharu Kubo "Shoot!" Yajima Kanji "Sora ni Shirusu" Ben Sobel "Analyze This" Thomas J. Whitmore "Independence Day" （Survey Period: June 25 - July 7, 2021)
"The 16th Seiyuu Awards" is announced. It was also announced that the fans voting on the most active "Voice Actor" of 2021 of their choice, "MVS (Most Valuable Seiyu)" will start on the official website on August 1, 2021. "Seiyuu Awards" is the largest award ceremony in the voice actor industry that awards the active voice actors in that year, and it is held in March every year since 2007. For this award ceremony, the only fans voting category is "MVS (Most Valuable Seiyu)". Kamiya Hiroshi was the "MVS" in the 13th and 14th Seiyuu Awards, but in the 15th Seiyuu Awards, the "MVS" is Shimono Hiro. The announcement on the winners of "The 16th Seiyuu Awards" will be made on March 5, 2022. The voting for the "MVS (Most Valuable Seiyu)" will start on the official website, on August 1, 2021. Also, the applications' period for "Newcomers Audition" that was held since the beginning of this award, will start on September 15. Detailed information is available on the official website.
Date for the 10th anniversary event of “Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day” has been decided on August 28. The detailed information for “’Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day’ 10th Anniversary Event ANOHANA 10 YEARS AFTER Fes.” has been revealed as well. In “’Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day’ 10th Anniversary Event ANOHANA 10 YEARS AFTER Fes.”, the main casts, including Irino Miyu (Jintan), Kayano Ai (Menma), Tomatsu Haruka (Anaru), Sakurai Takahiro (Yukiatsu), Hayami Saori (Tsuruko), and Kondou Takayuki (Poppo), reassembled in Chichibu 10 years after the previous event in 2011 called “AHONAHAN Fes”. The highly anticipated contents will be delivered by these reassembled main casts. The event will be held in 2 sections, and 6 casts will appear for the 1st section at “Foresta”, the large hall of The Prince Chichibu Memorial Civic Hall, and Kayano, Tomatsu, and Hayami will appear in the 2nd section held at the parking lot in front of the Chichibu Municipal Office. The ticket is priced for 4,000 JPY (tax included), and the advanced lottery will begin from 10:00 AM of July 24. Detailed information related to the event is on the special website. “’Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day’ 10th Anniversary Event ANOHANA 10 YEARS AFTER Fes.” ■Date and Time Saturday, August 28, 2021 Hall is open from 4:45 PM/Show begins from 5:45 PM/Ends at 7:50 PM ※The starting time may change ※The ending time may also change due to progress of the event. ※The event will be held for <1st Section> and <2nd Section>. Detailed information is listed below. ■Location The Prince Chichibu Memorial Civic Hall's Big Hall Foresta/The parking lot in front of Chichibu Municipal Office ■Casts Irino Miyu, Kayano Ai, Tomatsu Haruka, Sakurai Takahiro, Hayami Saori, Kondou Takayuki ※Casts members may change without prior notice. ■Ticket Price 4,000 JPY (tax included) ※Ticket is for both sections. ※A designated seat is provided per purchase for 1st section, and 2nd Section will be standing at the designated area for the event. ■Event Information <1st Section> 5:45~6:45 PM Casts: Irino Miyu, Kayano Ai, Tomatsu Haruka, Sakurai Takahiro, Hayami Saori, and Kondou Takayuki Location: The Prince Chichibu Memorial Civic Hall's Large Hall Foresta <2nd Section> 7:15~7:50 PM Casts: Kayano Ai, Tomatsu Haruka, and Hayami Saori Location: The parking lot in front of Chichibu Municipal Hall (Outdoor) ※We will ask the audience to move from the civic hall to the parking lot after the 1st section. Please follow the instruction of the staff when moving to the location. ※2nd section will be held outside. We currently plan to hold the event even with small rain, but we may hold the whole event at the civic hall due to the weather condition. Thank you for the cooperation. ■Ticket Sale Information Advanced Sale (Lottery) Date: 10:00 AM Saturday, July 24, 2021 to 11:59 PM of Saturday, July 31, 2021 Result Announcement: Around 1:00 PM on Saturday, August 6, 2021. It will be informed via e-mail The payment deadline: 1:00 PM on Saturday, August 6, 2021 to 11:59 PM on August 10, 2021 ※Please read about the ticket's caution on the official website. General Sale: Announcement will be made soon. ※The general sale will not be held if all tickets were sold out on the advanced sale. Thank you for your understanding. Streaming Ticket: We currently plan to stream the event through Stagecrowd. Detailed information will be made as soon as it is decided. Platform: Stagecrowd (https://stagecrowd.live/) Streaming Schedule: To be announced © ANOHANA PROJECT.
Voice actors’ jobs are becoming broader and broader. They are not only working for anime series anymore but appearing on TV, attending events, and some even release music as a singer. Among them, it has become a norm for fans to celebrate the voice actor's birthday on the radio program, event, or social networks. Anime! Anime! would like to introduce the voice actors who have their birthdays upcoming. In this article, we have picked the voice actors who have their birthdays between July 19 to July 25. July 19 Nishiguchi Yuka-san Nomiya Izumi-san Kobori Yurie-san Yamashita Nanami-san Kazama Richa.-san Nakajima Shouhei-san Nemoto Akihiro-san Fuyuno Shin-san Katsube Nobuyuki-san Iemura Yukishige-san Abe Ryuutarou-san Watanabe Takehikro-san July 20 Naka Minori-san Tazawa Riiko-san Tonomura Mariko-san Oki Kanae-san Gi Ryouko-san Urayama Jin-san Hozumi Takanobu-san Sakata Tomoyasu-san Sasaki Mutsumi-san Hanawa-san Kujirai Kousuke-san July 21 Kinoshita Sayaka-san Nogami Aiko-san Itou Eiji-san Horibe Ryuuichi-san Satou Ryoutarou-san July 22 Yukiji-san Tsumura Makoto-san Mutou Shiori-san Abe Rrumi-san Honma Yukari-san Kirihara Akira-san Tomochika Keiko-san Kikuchi Takako-san Matsui Maki-san Fujii Tsunehisa-san Inoue Fumihiko-san July 23 Tagoto Natsumi-san Watanabe Masako-san Uchida Aya-san Bandou Ai-san Yamada Hiroki-san Komatsu Fuminori-san Horie Kazuma-san Matsukata Hiroki-san Kirii Daisuke-san Nomura Kenji-san July 24 Wada Michiru-san Monden Yukiko-san Taniguchi Wakako-san Kikuchi Shouko-san Nakao Ryouhei-san Umezu Hideyuki-san Ohba Takeshi-san NagashimaNakajima Shinsuke-san Kawahara Motoyuki-san July 25 Muratake Aoi-san Nagahori Miho-san Kashiwagi Miyuu-san Orito Mari-san Zakouji Chiyuki-san Kurosakiwa Nanami-san Tanaka Kahori-san Kawaguchi Sayoko-san Kashii Shouto-san Asado Tetsuya-san Takagi Wataru-san Tatekabe Kazuya-san Ugaki Hidenari-san Happy birthday to everyone!
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