「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.
From the current TV anime, "Shaman King", comes information about the characters of "Team Hao", a group of Shamans led by the mysterious boy Hao. Cast members include Hayashibara Megumi and Okiayu Ryuutarou. "Shaman King" depicts the story of the "Shamans", who can communicate with gods and spirits, fighting for the title of the "Shaman King", the king who can control the universe. It was originally serialized in "Weekly Shonen Jump" by Takei Hiroyuki under the title "Shaman King" from 1998 to 2004. He followed with "Shaman King: Flowers" in "Jump X" from 2011 to 2014, and "Shaman King: The Super Star" is currently serialized in Kodansha's "Shonen Magazine Edge". The newly released character visuals included "Hao's followers": Luchist, Opacho, Peyote Daz, Hang Zang-Ching, Turbine, Matilda Matisse, Kanna Bismarch, Marion Phauna, Big Guy Bill, Boris Tepes Dracula, Damayaji, and Brocken Meyer. The voice actors for the characters were also announced: Matsuda Kenichirou as Luchist, Hayashibara Megumi as Opacho, Madono Mitsuaki as Peyote Diaz, Mogami Tsuguo as Hang Zang-Ching, Katsu Anri as Turbine, Minami Wakana as Matilda Matisse, Endou Saki as Kanna Bismarch, Shindou Kei as Marion Phauna, Fujiwara Takahiro as Big Guy Bill, Okiayu Ryuutarou as Boris Tepes Dracula, and Takaguchi Kousuke as Damayaji. We received comments from Matsuda, Hayashibara, Minami, Endou, and Shindou on behalf of "Hao's followers". <Full comments are as below> Luchist (voice: Matsuda Kenichirou) ■Character Introduction Hao's subordinate and a member of "Hoshi-Gumi". He is the right-hand man of Hao and usually acts gentlemanly, but has no mercy for those who insult Hao. Q1. What do you think makes the show interesting? Many characters appear in "Shaman King" and each of them has a unique personality and background. I think the meticulous character settings are one of the things that make the story so interesting. Q2. Tell us about your enthusiasm for playing the character. I'm both grateful and nervous to be playing the role of Luchist. I will do my best to show the way of life and charm of Hao's follower/confidant. Opacho (voice: Hayashibara Megumi ) ■Character Introduction Hao's subordinate and a member of "Hoshi-Gumi". He is always with Hao and is the only person Hao can open up to. ■Comment It's nice to see you all again after so long. But it's actually not been so long. I was probably always in your heart. We meet again because I knew that. I love Hao-sama. I also love You-sama because he's Hao-sama's precious, but the girl with Yoh-sama is scary. Matilda Matisse (voice: Minami Wakana) ■Character Introduction Hao's subordinate and a member of "Hana-Gumi". Nicknamed Matti. In contrast to Marion, she is energetic and very emotional. Her spirit is Jack, who has sharp knives in both hands. Q1. What do you think makes the show interesting? I have knownknew "Shaman King" since I was a child, and I always thought Spirit Unity was so cool! Seeing it again as an adult, I now realize that it is not only about the battle scenes, but also about the bonds, courage, and love. Q2. Tell us about your enthusiasm for playing the character. I never thought I'd get to perform in the "Shaman King" that I've known since I was a child, to be a part of this world! I'm both surprised and very grateful!! I'll work hard to live in and fight through this world along with Matti! Kanna Bismarch (voice: Endou Saki) ■Character Introduction Hao's subordinate and the leader of "Hana-Gumi". A Shaman with long light blue hair. She uses smoke as a medium to control her spirit, Ashcroft. Q1. What do you think makes the show interesting? There are many different forms of bonds, and all of them are pure. Every time two justices clash, electricity runs through my brain, and my heart tingles. Q2. Tell us about your enthusiasm for playing the character. Dear Kanna-sama, Thank you for returning, nice to meet you. I knew about you one-sidedly. It's still a little hard for me to believe that the day we're joining our souls has come. The person we trust is the same person that Mari and Matti trust. We'll carry out Hana-Gumi's justice! Marion Phauna (voice: Shindou Kei) ■Character Introduction Hao's subordinate and a member of "Hana-Gumi". Nicknamed Mari. She's usually calm and doesn't express her feelings. Her spirit is a western gunman, Chuck. Q1. What do you think makes the show interesting? A mystical world with Shamans and Spirits, Yoh's charming gap between his usual laid-back attitude and the coolness during the battles, the stories of each character that make you want to know more about them... I think it has countless attractions. Q2. Tell us about your enthusiasm for playing the character. Back when it was being serialized, I looked forward to reading it every week and reread it over and over again. It's an honor to be able to be part of such an amazing piece of work. Though my legs are trembling with nervousness and excitement, I'll do my best to face Mari-chan. Please watch over us with your warm eyes. Peyote Diaz (voice: Madono Mitsuaki) ■Character Introduction Hao's subordinate and a member of "Tsuchi-Gumi". A Shaman from Mexico who uses Calavers dolls as a medium. His spirits are seven mariachi players. Hang Zang-Ching (voice: Mogami Tsuguo) ■Character Introduction Hao's subordinate and a member of "Tsuki-Gumi". He is brutal and violent. His spirit is a giant panda named Shion-Shion. Turbine (voice: Katsu Anri) ■Character Introduction Hao's subordinate and a member of "Tsuki-Gumi". An ex-mercenary, who fought in the middle east. Because of his shy nature, he covers his face with a turban. His spirit is a genie in a lamp, Djinn. Big Guy Bill (voice: Fujiwara Takahiro) ■Character Introduction Hao's subordinate and a member of "Tsuki-Gumi". A former football player with a tough body. His spirits are his 21 teammates. Boris Tepes Dracula (voice: Okiayu Ryuutarou) ■Character Introduction Hao's subordinate. According to him, he easily gets emotional and dislikes Damayaji for a certain reason. Damayaji (voice: Takaguchi Kousuke) ■Character Introduction Hao's subordinate. A middle-aged man that looks like a vampire. Brocken Meyer (voice: unknown) Hao's subordinate. A small, cloaked man who often sits on the shoulder of Big Guy Bill. (C) Takei Hiroyuki, Kodansha / SHAMAN KING Project, TV Tokyo
From the TV anime "Shaman King", the outline and scenes from Episode 4 "Best Place", broadcast on Thursday, April 22, 2021, have been released. "Shaman King" is a story about "Shamans", who can communicate with gods and spirits, fighting for the title of the "Shaman King", the king who can control the universe. It was originally serialized in "Weekly Shonen Jump" by Takei Hiroyuki under the title "Shaman King" from 1998 to 2004. He followed with "Shaman King: Flowers" in "Jump X" from 2011 to 2014, and "Shaman King: The Super Star" is currently serialized on Kodansha's "Shonen Magazine Edge". Episode 4 is titled "Best Place". "Wooden Sword" Ryu and his gang are in search of their "Best Place", a place where they can truly feel comfortable. But it isn't an easy search... That's when Ryu becomes possessed by Tokagero, an evil spirit of a thief, and takes Manta hostage. Tokagero has a grudge against Amidamaru and uses Ryu's gang to attack Yoh's home. How will Yoh and Amidamaru fight against Tokagero's dirty tricks? "Shaman King" Episode 4 "Best Place" was broadcast from 5:55 p.m. on Thursday, April 22, 2021, on TV Tokyo and other channels. (C) Takei Hiroyuki, Kodansha / Shaman King Project., TV Tokyo
From the TV anime "SHAMAN KING", the summary and advance cut of Episode 3 "Anna and Tao Jjun" which aired on April 15 (Thu), 2021 has been released. “SHAMAN KING" is a story about "shamans" who can communicate with gods and spirits, and compete for the title of "Shaman King", the king of the stars who controls all things in the universe, in the "Shaman Fight" held once every 500 years. The story was serialized in Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump from 1998 to 2004 under the title "Shaman King" by Takei Hiroyuki. After that, he wrote "Shaman King FLOWERS" in "Jump Kai" from 2011 to 2014, and now "Shaman King the Super Star" is being serialized in Kodansha's "Shonen Magazine Edge". The subtitle of the third episode is "Anna and Tao Jun”. After a fierce battle with Ren, Yoh is injured, and Anna Kyouyama, Yoh's fiancéeex-wife, appears. Anna tells him that the "Shaman Fight" to determine the king of the shamans will be held soon. A few days later, a woman named Tao Jun appears in front of Yoh and his friends, accompanied by a vampire named Lee Pai-long, and challenges them to a battle to take Amidamaru for her brother, Ren. Episode 3 of “SHAMAN KING, "Anna and Tao Jun," began airing on April 15, 2021 at 5:55 p.m. on TV Tokyo and other stations. (C) Hiroyuki Takei, Kodansha/SHAMAN KING Project. and TV Tokyo
The exhibition where you can relive the anime "Jujutsu Kaisen" Under the concept of "The exhibition where you can relive the anime 'Jujutsu Kaisen'", an event where the storyboards, original drawings, character setting sheets, and other items are shown with commentary is being held from July 2. This exhibition event is divided into two parts, with 1st part that features episodes 1 - 13, and 2nd part that features episodes 14 - 24, and 1st part is currently being held. (2nd part will begin on August 6) Other than the original drawings and storyboards, the life-sized objects, mystical lighting, etc., which allow you to feel the work with your whole body, also deserve attention. You will be able to feel realistic sensations as if you were being engulfed in Domain Expansion. The Domain will captivate the visitors and critically hit to their hearts. So, I will give you a brief introduction to the exhibition event here! Let me introduce the unique, event original goods. <image src='https://animeanime.jp/imgs/zoom/418488.jpg' class='inline-article-image' width='640' height='359' /> Traveling around the world of "Jujutsu Kaisen" with newly recorded audio guide The main highlights of this exhibition event are the following three. 1. Exhibition of the original drawings and storyboards. (Explanatory notes are available for each episode.) 2. Life-sized objects and photo-spots 3. Sale of event original goods <image src='https://animeanime.jp/imgs/zoom/418489.jpg' class='inline-article-image' width='640' height='359' /> The main feature of this event is the exhibition of the original drawings and storyboards. There is enough space between each episode, so you can fully immerse yourself in each episode. There is a lot to offer other than the original drawings and storyboards, including the character setting sheets, and monitors, with which you can compare the Sen-dori video* while production and finished video, so that you can experience the production procedure from different angles. *Sen-dori video: a video made by connecting original drawings by an animator, which will be made into the main video after being colored and integrated with a background. In addition, the explanatory notes by the director and producer, descriptions of terminology, such as "original drawing", "T.P (trace paint)", and "back ground (BG)", and explanations on monitors for each episode will allow you to deepen your understanding about anime production. In the monitor description and explanatory video projection, you will be able to see the staff members working on the production, the "Sen-dori" video used for recording (comparison with the finished video is available), the behind-the-scenes video of the dancing scene featured in the ending, which will give you a general idea of anime production as well as "Jujutsu Kaisen". Please take a look at the actual exhibition below. At the venue, you can enjoy the newly recorded audio guide by the cast members by downloading the dedicated application. Different guides will be offered for 1st part and 2nd part, so please try listening to both of them as long as you can secure the tickets. <image src='https://animeanime.jp/imgs/zoom/418490.jpg' class='inline-article-image' width='640' height='359' /> ▲The reproduction of the scene that welcomes the visitors, featuring the room where Itadori Yuji was restrained at the beginning of episode 1. <image src='https://animeanime.jp/imgs/zoom/418491.jpg' class='inline-article-image' width='640' height='359' /> ▲The exhibition of original drawings for episode 1. The space between each episode will allow you to fully immerse yourself in each of them. <image src='https://animeanime.jp/imgs/zoom/418492.jpg' class='inline-article-image' width='640' height='1138' /> ▲In the exhibition space of the original drawings, monitors are also set up. You can see the "Sen-dori" video used for recording, comparison with the finished video, and the explanation for them. <image src='https://animeanime.jp/imgs/zoom/418493.jpg' class='inline-article-image' width='640' height='359' /> ▲Mystical effects using mirrors. You will feel as if you were being engulfed in Domain Expansion. <image src='https://animeanime.jp/imgs/zoom/418494.jpg' class='inline-article-image' width='640' height='359' /> ▲The world-view is conscientiously recreated with the patterns projected on the floor of the aisle, and brick-type exhibition panels. <image src='https://animeanime.jp/imgs/zoom/418495.jpg' class='inline-article-image' width='640' height='359' /> ▲The exhibition of imageboards drawn by the director Park while preparing for the production. <image src='https://animeanime.jp/imgs/zoom/418496.jpg' class='inline-article-image' width='640' height='359' /> ▲Life-sized Gojo Satoru! Mystical lightening effects with purple and red brings him out. <image src='https://animeanime.jp/imgs/zoom/418497.jpg' class='inline-article-image' width='640' height='359' /> ▲Gojo Satoru from a different angle. The 1/7 scale finished figure, featuring this object, will be released as a built-to-order item under the "F:NEX" series by FuRyu. <image src='https://animeanime.jp/imgs/zoom/418498.jpg' class='inline-article-image' width='640' height='359' /> ▲Next exhibition of original drawings. The explanatory notes by the director and producer are displayed on the black panels. <image src='https://animeanime.jp/imgs/zoom/418499.jpg' class='inline-article-image' width='640' height='359' /> ▲Space for character setting sheets. In this description video, you can see the staff members working on the production. <image src='https://animeanime.jp/imgs/zoom/418500.jpg' class='inline-article-image' width='640' height='359' /> ▲Next exhibition of "Sen-dori" and original drawings. 1st part will feature episode 1-13, and 2nd part will feature episode 14-24. <image src='https://animeanime.jp/imgs/zoom/418502.jpg' class='inline-article-image' width='640' height='359' /> ▲You can see the behind-the-scenes video of the ending on monitors or in the form of projection. Numerous "Jujutsu Kaisen" goods! Goods store is waiting for the visitors coming out from the exhibition space. The store sells both the goods that were released before and newly released goods featuring an exhibition original illustration. The event's original goods that are listed on the catalog on the official website are sold at the venue and online, so if you cannot come to the venue, please check out at the website. Additional goods for 2nd part will be announced later, so please look forward to them. <image src='https://animeanime.jp/imgs/zoom/418503.jpg' class='inline-article-image' width='640' height='359' /> ▲The selling booth with the shelf full of the goods released before. For the event's original goods, only sample products are exhibited. You can purchase the goods by filling out the form and exchanging it. (Both are available only for credit card payment.) <image src='https://animeanime.jp/imgs/zoom/418504.jpg' class='inline-article-image' width='640' height='359' /> ▲Plushies that were released before. Available in various sizes. <image src='https://animeanime.jp/imgs/zoom/418505.jpg' class='inline-article-image' width='640' height='359' /> ▲Exhibition original shopping bag. Available in Itadori Yuji ver. and Ryomen Sukuna ver. <image src='https://animeanime.jp/imgs/zoom/418506.jpg' class='inline-article-image' width='640' height='359' /> ▲Exhibition original "Chara Acrylic Figure" and "Background Acrylic Board & Object Set" to display the figures. <image src='https://animeanime.jp/imgs/zoom/418507.jpg' class='inline-article-image' width='640' height='359' /> ▲Exhibition pre-sale "Inumaki Tokage's Purse with Candy", "Inumaki Tokage's Hand Towel and Teacup Set", "Tokyo Prefectural Jujutsu High School Clear Folder", "Tokyo Prefectural Jujutsu High School Ballpoint Pen", etc. <image src='https://animeanime.jp/imgs/zoom/418508.jpg' class='inline-article-image' width='640' height='359' /> ▲Exhibition original "Canvas Art", "Trading Cork Coaster (3 varieties)", "Lunch Tote", "Chara Lunch Box", "Clear Bottle", etc. <image src='https://animeanime.jp/imgs/zoom/418509.jpg' class='inline-article-image' width='640' height='359' /> ▲Exhibition original "Clear Folder", "Trading Acrylic Key Chain (3 varieties)", "Trading Tin Badge (3 varieties)", etc.
Voice actor Nakamura Yuichi, known for his role as Gojou Satoru in "Jujutsu Kaisen," will be making a guest appearance in the June episode of the TV anime "Bonobono" for four consecutive weeks. He will be playing two guest characters, "Deppu-san" and "Tensuke-san". “Bonobono" is a TV anime that depicts the heartwarming daily life of Bonobono, a child sea otter with great curiosity and imagination, his friend Shimarisu-kun (Chipmunk), who is always with Bonobono, and Araiguma-kun (Raccoon), who is a bully but really has a kind heart, and sometimes teaches the truth of life. It has been on air since April 2016, and just celebrated its 5th anniversary this spring. Nakamura-san will be playing two guest characters, "Deppu-san" and "Tensuke-san". “Deppu-san” has a slightly rounded appearance, while “Tensuke-san” is slim and sharp-eyed, with one ear that looks as if it has been torn off. The two characters are quite different in appearance, but how will Nakamura play them differently? Nakamura Yuichi will make a guest appearance in "Bonobono" on June 5, 12, 19, and 26, for a total of four episodes. We hope you look forward to watching it on air. Kaida Takahito (Producer, Aiken)] We wanted Nakamura Yuichi to appear as a forest companion in the world of "Bonobono", and since we had a guest character that matched his image, we asked him to appear in this episode. The two characters are completely different from each other: the plump and knowledgeable Deppu-san, who is an original character from the anime, and the playful Tensuke-san, who is from the original story, so I hope you will watch the show to see how Nakamura Yuichi will play them both. (C) Igarashi Mikio / Takeshobo, Fuji Television Network, Aiken
The main poster visual drawn by the original author Suzuki Nakaba, and the main trailer of "The Seven Deadly Sins: Cursed by Light" have been released. It was announced that Nakamura Yuuichi is the voice of Dahlia and Kamio Shinichirou is the voice of Dubs, while the theme song is handled by Okano Akihiro of Porno Graffitti.
The release date of "Uramichi Oniisan", which was planned to be broadcast in 2021, has been announced. The teaser visual, and comments from the main cast including Kamiya Hiroshi and the author Kuza Gaku, have been revealed. It will be on air in July 2021. "Uramichi Oniisan" is based on an online comic, which has been serialized in 'comic POOL' and whose total copies(including e-books) exceeded 1 million. The protagonist is Omota Uramichi, a 31-year-old two-faced man serving as a Taisou no Oniisan (lit. big brother of gymnastics) on 'Maman to Together', an educational TV program. "Uramichi Oniisan", who is pleasant but emotionally unstable, shows the dark side of adults. The story depicts 'Psalm of Life' for good children who grew up. As the release date has been announced, comments from the main cast including Kamiya Hiroshi as Omota Uramichi and the author Kuze Gaku have arrived. Along with that, original photos of the cast have been revealed. The TV anime "Uramichi Oniisan" will be on air from July 2021.
The largest movie, drama, and anime review service in Japan, “Filmarks”, released “spring 2021 season anime satisfactory ranking”, based on the data taken through their service. The 1st place was “Fruits Basket The Final”, the 2nd was “My Hero Academia 5th Season” and the 3rd was “Odd Taxi”. “spring 2021 season anime satisfactory ranking” was based on the average ★scores (MAX 5.0) and review numbers (Mark! Numbers) given to the anime broadcast in spring 2021 (March 25 to May 31, 2021). The anime with the highest number of ★scores ranked high in “spring 2021 season anime satisfactory ranking”. The 1st place “Fruits Basket The Final” received an average ★4.34 (Max 5.0). The fans commented, “the emotions of each character are well depicted”, “this is my life bible”, “couldn’t watch this without my tears falling off”, and “This is the wonderful human drama that cannot be explained with words”. The 2nd place “My Hero Academia Season 5” received ★4.33, the 3rd place “Odd Taxi” received ★4.31, the 4th place “Kingdom Season 3” received ★4.19, and the 5th place “Zombie Land Saga Revenge” received ★4.11. Following the top 5 listed above, the ranking was followed by “Tokyo Revengers”, “Vivy-Fluorite Eye’s Song-“, “To Your Eternity”, “Moriarty the Patriot Season 2”, and “Welcome to Demon School, Iruma-kun! Season “2”. For Mark! Number ranking (review numbers), “Tokyo Revengers” was the top, the highest number of episode comments were given to “Godzilla S. P”. “Fruits Basket” The Final © Takaya Natsuki, Hakusensha/Fruits Basket Production Committee “My Hero Academia” Season 5 © Horikoshi Kouhei/Shueisha, My Hero Academia Production Committee “Odd Taxi” © P.I.C.S./Odokagawa Traffic Partners
The main 5 members of Meta Liberation Army, the group appearing in the TV anime “My Hero Academia” Season 5, and their cast members have been announced. The experienced actors , including Hirata Hiroaki, Sugita Tomokazu, Majima Junji, Honda Takako, and Yamashita Seiichirou are gathered together. “My Hero Academia” entered the 2nd cour from June 26, 2021. The Meta Liberation Army believes that “Special ability, a.k.a. ‘quirks’, should be used freely”, and is the group currently expanding its power. The 5 members have been revealed this time. Re Destro (Yotsubashi Rikiya), the son of the former rival Destro. The CEO of the big IT company and the strategist of the Meta Liberation Army, Skeptic (Kinzoku Yuuho). The governor with a high ability of speech, who collects the supporters through his activity, Trumpet (Hanabatake Bikou). The managing director of the publisher and the ads leader Curious (Kitsuki Okitoshi). The spy of the Meta Liberation Army and the follower of Re Destro, Gaiten. The cast for the Meta Liberation Army was also announced. Hirata Hiroaki will play Re Destro, Sugita Tomokazu will play Skeptic, Majima Junji will play Trumpet, Honda Takako will play Curious, and Yamashita Seiichirou will play Gaiten. The comments from the experienced casts have arrived. 【Hirata Hiroaki: Re Destro/Yotsubashi Rikiya】 I am honored that I can be a part of “My Hero Academia”, which I longed for. And I will be playing the leader of the Meta Liberation Army “Re Destro”. I am partly nervous and happy. I always participate in the session with full stress to compete with young powers from others. Please look forward to the anime, and I will be playing with my full ability, coming from the time I waited to be a part of this series. 【Sugita Tomokazu: Skeptic/Kinzoku Yuuho】 In a society, where the existence of a hero is normal. What people will be asked for is simple, although society itself is complex. It is sad to see the string, that used to be set to control a doll, now fastens your neck. Isn’t it? 【Majima Junji: Trumpet/Hanabatake Bikou】 Hanabatake is a governor, so I feel pressure to express his “ability to speech”. I did my best, so please look forward to it. 【Honda Takako: Curious/Kitsuki Okitoshi】 In the short time and pressure given to “introduction”, I hope to deliver the characteristic, background, and the role in the series of “Curious”, a.k.a. Kitsuki Okitoshi, to you as much as possible. Thank you for letting me in. 【Yamashita Seiichirou/Gaiten】 I am honored to be a part of the wonderful work with strong support. I read the original manga, and the belief of each hero and villain made me think deeply, and shocked my heart. Gaiten is a mysterious character, but I will do my best to play him, together with “Justice of the Meta Liberation Army” in my heart. Please continue your support! © Horikoshi Kouhei/Shueisha, My Hero Academia Production Committee
From the TV anime "Tokyo Revengers", a non-credit video of "Tokyo Wonder.", the ending theme song of the 2nd cour "Bloody Halloween Arc" (released in July), has been revealed. "Tokyo Wonder." is an upper tune song by Nakimushi, a solo artist , who has rapidly been gaining young fans but doesn't reveal his/her real name, appearance, age, etc. The song is featured with the artist's husky voice, edgy sound, and his/her unique sense of words, which make the song perfect for the world-view of "Tokyo Revengers". Please indulge yourself in the new ending theme song, which adds color to the 2nd cour, with the beautiful non-credit video. The TV anime "Tokyo Revengers" is currently broadcast on MBS, TV Tokyo, BS Asahi, AT-X, and other stations. As "Bloody Halloween Arc" has just started, please keep your eyes on the main episodes. TV Anime "Tokyo Revengers" ■Broadcast Information Available on MBS, TV Tokyo, BS Asahi, AT-X, etc. "Bloody Halloween Arc" has just started in July! (C)Wakui Ken, Kodansha / Anime "Tokyo Revengers" Production Committee
Many of the anime in 2021 spring season are about to reach the finale. From original anime to sequels of popular series, there were many attractive titles to choose from, however which anime gained the most support from the anime!anime! readers? Here at anime!anime!, we conducted the reader survey titled “What was the best anime from 2021 spring season?”. The survey was conducted from June 18 to 25, and a total of 441 readers answered the survey. The females made up the majority of the vote with close to 65%, while the male readers made up approximately 35%. The young readers made up the majority, with minors making up approximately 35% and the reader’s in 20’s making up 30%. ■ Original anime ranked in the top and the 2nd! The 1st place was “Bakuten!!”. The support rating was approximately 9%. The anime was about boy’s rhythmic gymnastics, and the comments to the work said, “the fresh opening theme, a heart-warming story filled with youth, the acting of the experienced voice actors…all of them were awesome! My mother, who doesn't often watch anime, was also charmed by this!” and “The rhythmic gymnastics was impressive, and the relationship with the protagonist being charmed by the acting and his friends, seniors at school, and his teacher were wonderful. I wanted to support their team so much”. There were comments to the fact that this anime is set in the Tohoku region; “I personally like Iwanuma City, Miyagi Pref., so I was glad that this anime took place there”. 2nd Place The 2nd place was “Vivy-Fluorite Eye’s Song-“. The support rating was approximately 8%. This is an original Sci-Fi anime produced by WIT STUDIO. A diva AI meets Matsumoto from the future, and they go on a journey that travels through 100 years. “The development of the story was unpredictable due to its originality, and I was moved by the quality of drawings, music, and acting by the voice actors”, and “It has been a while since I enjoyed the detailed settings and hidden factors. I want to rewatch the anime from episode 1”. “Insert music is used almost every episode, and it was wonderful”, the comment mentioned the music of the anime. 3rd place The 3rd place was “My Hero Academia”. The difference between the 2nd place was so small. The 5th season of the popular series received comments like the following; “”he game between class A and B showed the growth of each character, and it moved my heart strongly”, and “I was glad to see the fighting where many characters used their quirks”. This anime is about to start the 2nd half. The Endeavour internship arc is gaining attention. In the male-only ranking, the 1st place was “Vivy- Fluorite\ Eye’s Song-“, the 2nd was “Higehiro: After Being Rejected, I Shaved and Took in a High School Runaway”, and the 3rd was “Zombie Land Saga”. In the female-only ranking, the 1st place was “Bakuten!!”, the 2nd was “Fruits Basket The Final”, and the 3rd was “My Hero Academia”. To “Higehiro: After Being Rejected, I Shaved and Took in a High School Runaway”: “Sayu’s sad past and Yoshida-san’s kindness. I enjoyed their complex relationship that both of them wont be honest, although they already known each other’s feeling.” To “Zombie Land Saga Revenge”: “The anime slowly showed the hidden secrets related to each character’s past, and the live, insert music, and movies were all great. I also enjoyed learning Saga’s sightseeing spots, and gourmet”. To “Fruits Basket The Final”: “The characters took new steps forward, and I cried every time each character moves forward. It is definitely a wonderful anime”. ■ Introducing other comments! To “SSSS. DYNAZENON”: “I enjoyed every episode, although I don’t watch robots and monster anime often” and “the anime was fresh because it combined robots and monsters with youth ensemble drama.” To “Pretty Boy Detective Club”: “Characters, the content, and designs were all at the best levels. I was surprised by how they recreated Nishio Ishin's novel into the wonderful work.” To “Odd Taxi”: “Although the characters are cute animals, their personalities are close to humans. No extra feature could be seen in characteristic, action, and conversation, and everything I see was a hint for the future.” Original anime ranked in the 1st and 2nd place for spring 2021 season. The original anime also ranked in the TOP 20, and many fans seemed to enjoy what will be happening next. ■Ranking Top 20 [What was the best anime in spring 2021 season?] 1st: “Bakuten!!” 2nd: “Vivy-“Fluorite Eye’s Song-“ 3rd: “My Hero Academia” Season 5 4th: “Frutis Basket The Final” 5th: Tokyo Revengers” 6th: 86” 7th: “Mao Dao Zhu Shi” 8th: “Shadow House” 8th: “Zombie Land Saga Revenge” 8th: “SSSS. DYNAZENON” 8th: “Higehiro: After Being Rejected, I Shaved and Took in a High School Runaway” 8th: “Moriarity the Patriot” 13th: “Odd Taxi” 13th: “Beautiful Boy Detective Club” 15th: “Godzilla S.P ” 16th: “The World Ends with You” 16th: “I've Been Killing Slimes for 300 Years and Maxed Out My Level” 17th: “The Saint's Magic Power is Omnipotent” 19th: “SHAMAN KING” 19th: “Sound of Mashiro” (Survey conducted: June 18 to 25, 2021) ※This survey is taken as a part of research on “current anime and character’s popularity and interest”. The result does not determine any superiority nor inferiority between the characters or anime. Please read this article to learn about new anime and characters.
The online limited trailer and sneak peek of episode 4 "Long, Hot Summer" (Broadcast Date: July 26) of the TV anime "Life Lessons with Uramichi Oniisan" have been released. "Life Lessons with Uramichi Oniisan" is based on the same-name manga by Kuze Gaku that is serialized on the online manga magazine "comic POOL" and has over 1.5 million copies (inclusive of e-book) in circulation. The title of episode 4 is "Long, Hot Summer". The filming for the music video that is to be broadcast in summer at "Together with Maman" is being undergone. However, they arrive at the beach in winter. Uramichi, who had lost his warmth, is arranged next to the watermelon-like winter melon and Usahara in his costume... Thus, will Uramichi be able to survive this filming!? The broadcast date of episode 4 "Long, Hot Summer" of "Life Lessons with Uramichi Oniisan" is on July 26, on TV Tokyo and other channels. (C) Kuze Gaku/ Ichijinsha, "Life Lessons with Uramichi Oniisan" Production Committee
The outline and sneak peek of episode 4 "The Assassin Girl"(Broadcast Date: July 26) of the TV anime "Spirit Chronicles" have been released. "Spirit Chronicles" is based on the light novel by Kitayama Yuri that is published by "HJ Bunko". It is another world reincarnation fantasy about the young boy, who has both his past and current memories, facing his fate. The orphan boy at the slums, Rio had recovered his past memories as a Japanese university student. Due to a certain accident, he was enrolled into the famous academy for the children of noble. It depicts him climbing up from the lowest of the caste system while facing the cruel fate that is filled with encounter and separation. The title of episode 4 is "The Assassin Girl". After saying his goodbye to Celia, Rio departed from Bertram Kingdom, and arrived at the trade city Amande in the neighborhood country, Galwark Kingdom. "Pasta" and "Manjuu" can be found on the menu of the street stall in front of the gate. Then, Rio wondered if the creator of those menu, Liselotte also possessed the memory as a Japanese just like him. The broadcast date of episode 4 "The Assassin Girl" of "Spirit Chronicles" is on July 26 (Monday), on TV Tokyo and other channels. (The broadcast time on TV TOKTO is at 2:10 AM, which is 10 minute later than the regular slot) (C) Kitayama Yuri, Hobby Japan/ "Spirit Chronicles" Production Committee
From the TV anime "Getter Robo Arc", the overview and scenes from Episode 4 "On a Gorgeous Night" (broadcast on Sunday, July 25) have been released. "Getter Robo Arc" is the first anime adaptation of the final chapter of the "Getter Robo Saga", which depicts the three young men and their robots fighting against the enemy that threatens the future of the earth and humanity with their steel bodies and flaming souls. Under the direction of director Kawagoe Atsushi, who worked on "Shin Getter Robo vs Neo Getter Robo" and "New Getter Robo", the animation will be produced by Bee Media of the OVA "Getter Robo" series and studio A-CAT of "Soukou Musume Senki". Episode 4 is titled "On a Gorgeous Night". Hayato has a gut feeling that there is a clue to the enemy's dislocation system in the "Getter Ray" research. Takuma, Baku, and Kamui meet up at the gate to the old research facility. What do they find there?! Meanwhile, Hayato leaves Benkei behind and flys off in "Shin Getter Robo", remembering the day when he first fought the bugs. "Getter Robo Arc" Episode 4 "On a Gorgeous Night" was broadcast on AT-X, TOKYO MX, and other channels on Sunday, July 25, 2021. (C) Nagai Gou, Ishikawa Ken / Dynamic Planning, Shin Saotome Institute
The outline and sneak peek of episode 4 "What I See in That Eye"(Broadcast on July 25) of the TV anime "The Detective Is Already Dead" have been released. "The Detective Is Already Dead" is based on the light novel that is being published by KADOKAWA. This work has won the "Best Work" in the 15th MF Bunko J Light Novel Newcomer Awards. The main protagonist, Kimizuka Kimihiko encountered the talented and flawless detective, Siesta at 10,000 meters above the ground, and they have a joyful adventure over the 3 years... then, they parted due to death. The detective is already dead. However, the story still goes on. This is a story about the assistant restarting his life after losing the detective. The title of episode 4 is "What I See in That Eye". Kimizuka deducted that the culprit is aiming for Saikawa instead of the sapphire in the treasure vault, and he went to the concert venue on the day of the dome live together with Natsunagi. Both of them tried to search for the culprit in the concert venue filled with excitement, but their efforts are in vain. The time limit is approaching as they started to lose their patience... Episode 4 "What I See in That Eye" of "The Detective Is Already Dead" was broadcast on July 25(Sunday), on AT-X, TOKYO MX, and other channels (C) 2021 Nigoju, Umibozu/ KADOKAWA/ Tanmoshi Production Committee
"Subaru has been thirsting for revenge since Rem was killed by Betelgeuse 20 years ago. Information on the Witch Cult comes in......!" "New Chapter 2" will be added to "Re:Zero − Starting Life in Another World Lost in Memories" (a.k.a. "Re:zeros"), the RPG for smartphones. Details about "if" story, which has not been revealed so far, have finally been announced! We will introduce various information, which was unveiled in "New Chapter 2 Before Release Special Program", with the views of Kobayashi Yusuke, who appeared in the program and plays the role of Subaru! The information is about the prologue part, where the unprecedentedly desperate background was revealed, story tailor, gacha, events, etc. What does Kobayashi Yusuke think of "Subaru after 20 years"? The comments from the author Nagatsuki Tappei have been arrives! For "New Chapter 2", any information has not been revealed except for depicting "the story about 20 years after". However, this time, the information about the prologue part was unveiled at the beginning! In addition, it was read aloud by Kobayashi Yusuke, who plays the role of Subaru, which conveys the atmosphere of the episode. First of all, the main attraction of "Re:Zeros" is that you can experience "the crossroad the may have existed" or "the story that may have existed" other than reliving the TV anime. "New Chapter 2" is also developed as one of such "if" stories. For this episode, Kobayashi Yusuke mentioned the theme of "What is happening after the revenge?" and the finale that even Subaru was not able to expect. He commented that he wanted us to look forward to such aspects. As a preparation for his role, he contemplated on "the feelings of bearing a severe grudge against someone for 20 years". He thought such feelings should not last so long, and he imaged Subaru being thoroughly exhausted rather than being insanely mad. For the time length of 20 years, he said that he attempted to look for the other way of expressing it than lowering his tone of voice. If he stuck to low tone of voice, his variation of performance would be limited, so he demonstrated "Subaru after 20 years" by adding contrast to the expression of weariness. You can catch a glimpse of "Subaru after 20 years" in the prologue part mentioned above, so please watch it if you haven't yet. ▲The messages from the author Nagatsuki Tappei have been revealed! Information on gacha and other events have also been unveiled! In addition to the details about the prologue and the messages from Nagatsuki Tappei, the trailer has also been shown. ▲New Chapter 2 "Zero Kara Aganau Isekai Seikatsu" (1st part) story trailer The trailer revealed that the 1st part of "New Chapter 2" will be added on July 15! The information about the 2nd part will be coming soon. Please look forward to it. Next, various gacha and events scheduled for "Zero Kara Aganau Isekai Seikatsu (1st Part)" have been introduced. Let's take a look at the dramatic scenes first. Part of them will be fully voiced in "New Chapter 2" as well as other events. For the voice recording, Nagatsuki Teppei directed him online, but he did not have any particular request, and "left a decision" to Kobayashi. Kobayashi said that he felt reassured and grateful for trying performance plans with the support from the author. For "New Chapter 2", a limited-time gacha will be available, where you have a chance to get Subaru and Ferris after 20 years. The remarkable point of this gacha is that Subaru and Ferris are equipped with the skills unique to "New Chapter 2". Subaru uses a knife to hide his left arm, and Ferris mainly uses foot techniques, which are the vastly different fight styles from 20 years before. Even each animation to trigger the skill shows the passage of 20 years, so please carefully enjoy it if you win such items. ▲"Revenge After 20 Years Oni Gacha" Part 1 ▲"Revenge After 20 Years Oni Gacha" Part 2 ▲Detailed skills of "【Revenge After 20 Years Oni】 Subaru" ▲Detailed skills of "【Oblivion Healer】 Ferris" As they are revenging against Petelgeuse, "Petelgeuse Subjugation Event 2" will be held. It was also be announced that new Memory Crystal exclusively for "New Chapter 2" will be added to conquer the story. Aside from "New Chapter 2", various updates and events are scheduled. For "Shinsou no Meikyu (lit. Labyrinth of Mind)", 8th layer is added on July 15, and 9th layer on July 22. In addition, support mission and "Layer Addition Commemorative Gacha" will be held. The update to make it easier to win "Character no Kakera (Character Shards)" is ongoing. After "Kyuba no Michi Hetaro Kakera Dungeon" and "Kakera Dungeon Drop Reward 100% UP Campaign", it will be adjusted so that you can win it more easily on other events and campaigns. Please look forward to the regular updates and events as well as "New Chapter 2". In this special program, the presents for viewers and other present campaign are being offered, so please do not forget to apply for! "Re:Zeros" is drawing attention on its original story "New Chapter 2". However, besides "New Chapter 2", the story trailer announced an event for August at the end, possibly hinting a swimwear event. Please stay tuned for further developments of "Re:Zeros". (C) Nagatsuki Tappei, published by KADOKAWA Co., Ltd. / Re:Zero − Starting Life in Another World 2 Production Committee (C)SEGA
To get into the birthday celebration mood for Yui Horie-san, Anime!Anime! made a survey asking viewers 「Favorite character played by Yui Horie-san is？」 continuing from last year. The results are here.
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