「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 "Shin Kamen Rider", the live-action film scripted and directed by Anno Hideaki, the image visual of Kamen Rider 2 has been revealed. It was released on October 10, the birthday of Kamen Rider 2 / Ichimonji Hayato, the character from "Kamen Rider" broadcast back in 1971. "Shin Kamen Rider" is an original live-action film based on "Kamen Rider" from 1971. It is scripted and directed by Anno Hideaki, who was the general director of the smash-hit movie "Evangelion 3.0 + 1.0 Thrice Upon a Time" which made 10.23 billion yen in box office sales. So far, it has been announced that Ikematsu Sousuke will be playing Hougou Takeshi / Kamen Rider and Hamabe Minami will be playing Midorikawa Ruriko. The newly released image visual of Kamen Rider 2 was drawn by Maeda Mahiro, who drew the image of the super teaser visual and works on the film's design along with Izubuchi Yutaka and Yamashita Ikuto. Let's look forward to further information. "Shin Kamen Rider" To be released in March 2023 Author: Ishinomori Shoutarou Scriptwriter/Director: Anno Hideaki Cast: Hongou Takeshi/Kamen Rider: Ikematsu Sousuke Midorikawa Ruriko: Hamabe Minami Design: Maeda Mahiro, Yamashita Ikuto, Izubuchi Yutaka (C) Ishimori Pro, Toei / 2023 "Shin Kamen Rider" Production Committee
The latest information on "Shin Kamen Rider" was revealed at the joint press conference of "Shin Kamen Rider VS Anno Hideaki Exhibition" held on September 30, 2021. Along with the announcement of Ikematsu Sosuke and Hamabe Minami as the main cast, two types of promotional footage were unveiled. "Shin Kamen Rider" is a live-action film directed and written by Anno Hideaki, who is well-known for "Evangelion" series. This is the first live-action film that is directed by Anno director after "Shin Godzilla" (2016), where he served as general director. Two cast members have been announced in the conference, which are Ikematsu Sosuke as Hongo Takeshi (Kamen Rider) and Hamabe Minami as Midorikawa Ruriko. Furthermore, two types of promotional footage have been unveiled, which are '"Shin Kamen Rider" Promotional Footage A', which is based on the opening of episode 1 from "Kamen Rider" (1971), and '"Shin Kamen Rider" Promotional Footage B', which is based on the opening of "Kamen Rider". These footage will surely raise your expectations for the main story. "Shin Kamen Rider" is scheduled to be premiered in March 2023. "Shin Kamen Rider" Scheduled to be premiered in March 2023. Original Creator: Ishinomori Shotaro Script/Director: Anno Hideaki Cast: Ikematsu Sosuke (Hongo Takeshi/Kamen Rider), Hamabe Minami (Midorikawa Ruriko) Design: Maeda Mahiro, Yamashita Ikuto, Izubuchi Yutaka (C)Ishimori Productions, Toei / 2023 "Shin Kamen Rider" Production Committee
The official website of “Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water Exhibition”, an exhibition celebrating the 30th anniversary of “Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water” has announced they will reopen the exhibition after the postponement. The updated schedule was from September 10th, 2021 (Fri) to September 26th, 2021 (Sun). This event looks back at the processes of how “Nadia” was born through more than 400 “original” materials, and there would be novelty goods exclusively produced for this special event. “Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water Exhibition” marks the 30th anniversary of “Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water”, a TV anime series directed by Anno Hideaki from 1990 to 1991. At the venue, visitors will first see a shining “Blue Water” welcoming them at the opening section. Then, in the introduction section, they can admire the “early materials” of the animation, such as the initial product proposal, countlessly revised logo design, image boards of animators including Yoshiyuki Sadamoto and Mahiro Maeda. In the following “Production Material of Animation Full Edition” visitors get a chance to get a full view of more than 400 “original” materials that are extremely valuable today. These materials include notes that Director Hideaki Anno jotted down his ideas, images of the settings, storyboards, original pictures, and cels. There is still more to come. In the “Epilogue~Ending” section, visitors will get inside Marie’s room. This room is a perfect reproduction of the room that appears in the epilogue of the anime where visitors can look at the various pictures that bring them back memories of the animation. Also, there will be a gallery that displays illustrations that were introduced by the media of those days along with promotional items that were used to be sold. Another must-see is the never-used illustrations of the final episode which was revised multiple times until the very last minute. Director Anno’s autograph notes that will be displayed additionally from the exhibition in Tokyo are also too good to miss. Moreover, there will be various novelty goods to celebrate this remarkable event. The lineups will be an acrylic stand, keychain watch (Blue Water pattern), Gargoyle sweet bun, Gratin’s gratin dish, manga print, and many more. These unique items will not only satisfy the fans from when “Nadia” was aired but will also entertain people who recently got into the anime. “Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water Exhibition” will be held in the updated schedule from September 10th, 2021 (Fri) to September 26th, 2021 (Sun) at Space 634 located on the 5th floor of Tokyo Skytree Town “Sorimachi”. (C)NHK・NEP
"Conversation between Anno Hideaki and Matsumoto Hitoshi" is a special program featuring the conversation between the director of "Evangelion", Anno Hideaki, and Matsumoto Hitoshi. who is a comedian, film director, author, producers, and others. It is currently available exclusively on "Amazon Prime Video", and the trailer and key visual have been released. "Conversation between Anno Hideaki and Matsumoto Hitoshi" is a conversation project that was realized as the latest work of director Anno, "Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon a Time" and the variety programs, "Documental" and "Freeze" produced by Matsumoto, are available exclusively on "Amazon Prime Video". The director for this conversation is Shinagawa Hiroshi. In this program, both of them will talk about the TV program, such as "Ultraman" and "Kamen Rider" that influenced them when they were children, Matsumoto's thoughts after watching "Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon a Time", and Anno's fixation on his works. Then, they will have a talk regarding the "last piece" of comedy that Matsumoto has arrived to, and others passionate yet deep conversations that can only be heard in this program. The trailer depicting the first encounter between director Anno and Matsumoto has been released. As the both of them were unable to hide their nervousness due to the first encounter, Matsumoto mentioned "What...what'll happen" as he was worrying about the development of this project immediately. In contrast to that, director Anno promptly reply "Hm... I think it will be delayed immediately", which caused Matsumoto to show a big smile. Do check out the program to see how the conversation from the first encounter between director Anno and Matsumoto will develop. "Conversation between Anno Hideaki and Matsumoto Hitoshi" can be viewed without any limits exclusively on Amazon Prime Video from August 20, 2021. "Conversation between Anno Hideaki and Matsumoto Hitoshi" Starring: Anno Hideaki, Matsumoto Hitoshi Director: Shinagawa Hiroshi Streaming: Unlimited viewing exclusively on Amazon Prime Video from August 20, 2021 (Friday) (C) 2021 YD Creation
From "Rebuild of Evangelion", comes the figure of Katsuragi Misato in a refreshing working style with her jacket taken off under GAL series. Pre-orders are currently available on Premium Bandai. "GALS Series Rebuild of Evangelion Katsuragi Misato & Penpen" recreates Katsuragi Misato's refreshing adult appearance with the impression of a female working splendidly. Also, it was designed to show off her good relationship with Penpen. "GALS Series Rebuild of Evangelion Katsuragi Misato & Penpen" is priced at 19,580 JPY (tax included). Pre-orders are currently available on Premium Bandai, and delivery is scheduled for May 2022. ■"GALS Series Rebuild of Evangelion Katsuragi Misato & Penpen" Retail Price: 19,580 JPY (tax included) Pre-orders Starting Date: 1:00 PM, October 8, 2021 Delivery Date: Scheduled for May 2022 【Set Content】 ・Colored Completed Figure... 2 ・Specialized Pedestal... 1 【Material】 PVC, ABS 【Applicable Age】 Age 15 and above 【Size】 Overall Height of About 250 mm 【Pre-orders Limit】 Up to 3 Units Per Person ※As it is possible to purchase 1 unit per order, the process has to be repeated 3 times when purchasing 3 units. Limited on Premium Bandai, Megatore Shop, Ami Ami, Animate, Eva Store, Kadokawa Store, and Dengeki-ya ※It won't be available on others retailers. (C) Khara
From the TV anime "Shinkansen Henkei Robo Shinkalion Z", an additional advance cut of the 21st episode "Sortie, Shinkarion Z 500 TYPE EVA", a collaboration episode with the "Evangelion" series was broadcast on September 17 (Fri), has been released. "Shinkansen Henkei Robo Shinkalion Z" is a character content that depicts the activities of the Shinkansen transforming robot "Shinkalion" and its drivers. In the second TV series, "Shinkansen Henkei Robo Shinkalion Z", the children who become the drivers of the new robot "Shinkalion Z" join forces with the researchers and fight against the giant monster that has reappeared. This time, an additional advance cut of the 21st episode "Sortie, Shinkarion Z 500 TYPE EVA" has been released. The "Shinkalion Z 500 Type EVA" has finally made its appearance. The opponent is a "Oni Eva" born from the statue of Evangelion Unit-01...... In the 21st episode of the collaboration series, you'll not only get to see the "Eva vs. Eva" battle scene reminiscent of "The Movie Shin Evangelion (Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon a Time)", but you'll also get to see the "Shinkalion Z E5 Hayabusa" and the "Shinkalion Z 500 TYPE EVA" team up to fight! This is a must-see for both "Shinkalion" and "Evangelion" fans. The collaboration with "Evangelion", "Shinkansen Henkei Robo Shinkalion Z" episode 21 "Sortie, Shinkarion Z 500 TYPE EVA" started airing on September 17, 2021 (Fri.) at 7:25 pm on TV Tokyo's 6 networks. ■Episode 21 "Sortie, SHINKARION Z 500 TYPE EVA" Synopsis Valtom invades Kyoto's Uzumasa Film Village and turns the attraction's statue of Evangelion Unit-01 into a giant monster. However, the statue of Evangelion Unit-01 goes out of control, and even Valtom is unable to control it, and it disappears. The next day, Shin and his friends are riding the Enshu Railway to find the urban legend "Kisaragi Station," which is whispered about on the Internet, when they meet a man with a mysterious atmosphere at the station where they get off. (C) Project Shinkalion, JR-HECWK, Super Evolution Institute Z, TX (C) Khara
The racing machine “EVA RT Unit 01 GR Supra”, used by “Evangelion Racing”, the official racing team created in a promotional tie-up for “Evangelion”, arrives as a Tomica toy car. Preordering is available at the “Supporto” official site. The product is a replica of the racing machine “EVA RT Unit 01 GR Supra” from the real motor sports scene, and was the result of the first collaboration effort between the well known mini car brand “Tomica” and the “Evangelion Racing” team. Inspired by the design of the “Evangelion Unit-01”, the car comes painted in purple and yellow-green metallic coating with fine details, making it an item that will amuse not only children but grown-up collectors as well. “Tomica EVA RT Unit 01 GR Supra” is priced at 1,000JPY (tax included / shipping not included) and is currently available for preordering at the “Supporto” official site. Part of the sales earned will be directed to fund “Evangelion Racing” activities. (C) Khara (C) TOMY
To commemorate the 15th anniversary of "Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion", the special edition "15th Anniversary Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion" is currently being broadcast on the "Animerism" slot of MBS/TBS affiliated channels. It was announced that the opening and ending of the 2nd cour will be handled by Aoi Eir and Cö shu Nie respectively, and the comments from both have been released. "15th Anniversary Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion" is a special edition of the 1st entry of the "Code Geass" series, which is "Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion" (2016), to commemorate the series 15th anniversary in October 2021. The opening and ending have gotten a renewal, and episode 24 & episode 25, which were broadcast at the same time during the initial broadcast, will be broadcast separately. For the 1st cour, the opening is handled by FLOW and ending is handled by TK from Ling Tosite Sigure. As it was announced that the opening and ending of the 2nd cour will also get a renewal, the opening will be handled by Aoi Eir while the ending is handled by Cö shu Nie. Regarding this announcement, Aoi Eir commented "As the song is related to the anime, I hope you can enjoy the song together with the anime." and Cö shu Nie commented "It was written with a painful love on protecting the things you want even if it's an ego. I hope that this song will be loved for a long time just like Code Geass." Do look forward to the future announcements regarding the new opening and ending that will color up the second half of the anime. "15th Anniversary Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion" is currently being broadcast every Saturday, at 2:25 AM, on "Animerism" slot of MBS, TBS, and BS-TBS. The 2nd cour featuring the latest opening and ending will start on January 8, 2022. ＜Below are the full comments＞ 【Aoi Eir's Comments】 I am honored to be able to handle the opening theme of "Code Geass" whichthat is still being loved by many. The opening is my latest song "Phoenix Prayer" and it is written by Nakamura Miku (Cö shu Nie), whom I am a big fan of, so it make me jump in joy. As the song is related to the anime, I hope you can enjoy the song together with the anime. 【Cö shu Nie's Comments】 The 15th anniversary of Code Geass, this is a historical anime that has been loved by many, and we are happy that Cö shu Nie's song will be involved in such anime. The ending "Sakura Burst" was completed immediately as it's overflowing out of the mind since it was created when my loved one has die. It was written with a painful love on protecting the things you want even if it's ego. I hope that this song will be loved for a long time just like Code Geass. ■ Song Info Opening Theme "Phoenix Prayer" by Aoi Eir (CD will be released on February 26, 2022) Written & Composed by Nakamura Miku Arrangement by Cö shu Nie (SACRA MUSIC) Ending Theme "Sakura Burst" by Cö shu Nie Written & Composed by Nakamura Miku Arrangement by Cö shu Nie (Sony Music Associated Records) "15th Anniversary Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion" 【Broadcast Info】 Every Saturday, 2:25 AM - 2:55 AM, on the "Animerism" slot of MBS, TBS, and BS-TBS. The latest opening and ending will start on January 8 (Saturday)! (C) SUNRISE/ PROJECT GEASS Character Design (C) 2006 CLAMP, ST
It was revealed that the singer LiSA will be appearing on the TBS music program "CDTV Live! Live!", which will be broadcast at 9:00 PM, on October 25, 2021. She will be performing the full version of "Yuke", the theme song of "Sword Art Online the Movie: Progressive - Aria of a Starless Night". "CDTV Live! Live!" is a live broadcast program with the concept of "The full live broadcast of the stage that is created by the performers". On the October 25 broadcast, it will feature LiSA, V6 who will appear on "CDTV Live! Live!" as a group for the last time on a music program, and other amazing performers, including a new group. LiSA will be performing the full version of the hot topic new song "Yuke" that is used as the theme song of "Sword Art Online the Movie: Progressive - Aria of a Starless Night". As this song is written by LiSA and composed by Ayase, who is working as the composer of YOASOBI, do look forward to the performance of this song as well as the stage that is filled with the fixation of LiSA. The other singing performance are "Rocketeer" by INI, "Tame-Dashed" by ENHYPEN, "Happy!" by Hikawa Kiyoshi, and "tteka" by Hinatazaka 46. Hinatazaka 46 will also handle the dancing of "Odo" by Ado for the dancing project. The performance of V6 will be announced at a later date. "CDTV Live! Live!" featuring the performance of "Yuke" by LiSA will be broadcast at 9:00 PM, on October 25, on TBS. "CDTV Live! Live!" Broadcast Date: 9:00 PM- 10:00 PM, October 25, 2021 (Monday) MC: Eto-chan (Etou Ai, TBS Announcer) Performers (Song) in Japanese Alphabetical Orders: INI (Rocketeer) ENHYPEN (Tame-Dashed) Hikawa Kiyoshi (Happy!) Hinatazaka 46 (tteka) V6 LiSA "Yuke" ＜Dancing Project＞ Hinatazaka 46 "Odo" (Ado)
October 17 is "Karaoke Culture Day". The anniversary was established as All-Japan Karaoke Industrialist Association was founded on the same day. Karaoke, born in Japan, is one of the familiar entertainment among anime fans. Many people will like to sing the theme songs and insert songs of their favorite works and have fun with their friends. In recent years, anime songs often occupy the higher places of karaoke-related rankings. Among such anime songs, what is the most popular one among the Anime!Anime! readers? Therefore, Anime!Anime! conducted an annual reader survey titled "What is the most uplifting anime song for karaoke?". During the survey period from October 4 to 11, a total of 102 responses were received. For the gender ratio, the females were the majority with about 70% while the males were about 30%. For the age distribution, we received the majority of responses from the young readers: about 55% were from teens, and 25% were from those in their 20s. ■Hit songs in 2020 and 2021 have also been ranked in! 1st Place 1st place went to A Cruel Angel's Thesis by Takahashi Yoko of "Neon Genesis Evangelion". The support rating was about 12%, and the song is topping the list for two years in a row. This is an opening theme song of the TV anime that started broadcasting in 1995. The received comments include, "This is a representative anime song, which is known by all ages. The first song that I got to be able to sing was also 'A Cruel Angel's Thesis'. I remember that this song livened up the atmosphere when we sang it", and "I am not from the generations that were watching the TV anime in real-time, but we got to sing this song after playing it for a music festival in my elementary school". This song received some votes from teens, which reconfirms that it is popular among various readers regardless of age and sex. 2nd Place 2nd place went to Sugar Song and Bitter Step by UNISON SQUARE GARDEN of "Blood Blockade Battlefront". The support rating was about 5%, and the song has moved up from 8th place of last year. This is the ending theme song of the TV anime that began broadcasting in 2015. The received comments include, "When I go to karaoke with my friends, we never forget this. The up-tempo melody is easy to sing" and "I typically sing it while dancing just like the ending anime". As well as the music itself, the degree of perfection of the ending anime also contributes to the popularity. 3rd Place 3rd place was shared between Ojamajo Carnival!! by MAHO-Dou of "Ojamajo Doremi" and Gurenge by LiSA of "Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba". "Ojamajo Doremi" is a popular series that began broadcasting in 1999. "Ojamajo Carnival!!" is the opening theme song of season 1 and is especially popular among the readers in their late 20s and 30s. The readers said that this is a go-to song that everyone knows, commenting "When I go to karaoke with people around thirty, this is the one!" and "This song can't go wrong when I'm with people from the same generation as me. The song of our youth!". The TV anime of "Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba" began broadcasting in 2019. "Gurenge" is the opening theme song of season 1 and received comments, such as "This is the theme song of the blockbuster anime that everyone knows. The song is perfect for singing with friends or just by myself!". "Homura", the theme song of "Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba the Movie: Mugen Train" has also come in 7th place in a tie, receiving the comments such as "This song is somewhat melancholy, but 'wow' in the middle leads to a big chorus". ■Let's introduce other comments! "Melissa" － "Fullmetal Alchemist" Opening "This is a very uplifting song with the up-tempo rock tune and the contrary lyrics with pessimism that perfectly match the world-view of the work and feelings of the protagonists. Porno Graffitti is a national band, so this go-to anime song can be enjoyed even with people unfamiliar with anime." "Inferno" － "Fire Force" Opening "This is an outstanding anime song for me among the ones released in recent years! The opening footage was also amazing, so I sing it while recollecting the footage." "Galaxy★Bang! Bang!" － "Galaxy Angel" Opening "Response to the main part Bang!Bang! creates a sense of unity, which is super fun. All the theme songs of 'GA' are good for having fun with my friends, and I really love them!" "Umapyoi Densetsu" － "Uma Musume Pretty Derby" Ending "This song was used in the game after raising and in the anime as the ending theme song of episode 13. It is very addictive and up-tempo music. This song was also performed in 'SHIBUYA NOTE' of NHK and 'FNS Music Festival' of Fuji TV, which also became a hot topic." The popular work released in 2021 has also been ranked in. In the survey 2021, anime songs from various works released in the 1990s to 2020s have been ranked in. In the overall ranking, most of them are opening theme songs, but some ending theme songs, including "Sugar Song and Bitter Step" in 2nd place and Sunny Sunny Happiness of "The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya", still have a strong showing. ■Overall Ranking －What is the most uplifting anime song for karaoke? 2021－ 1. A Cruel Angel's Thesis "Neon Genesis Evangelion" 2. Sugar Song and Bitter Step "Blood Blockade Battlefront" 3. Ojamajo Carnival!! "Ojamajo Doremi" 3. Gurenge "Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba" 5. only my railgun "A Certain Scientific Railgun" 5. Kaikai Kitan "Jujutsu Kaisen" 7. Can Do "Kuroko's Basketball" 7. Cry Baby "Tokyo Revengers" 7. God knows... "The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya" 7. Snow halation "Love Live!" 7. Umapyoi Densetsu "Uma Musume Pretty Derby" 7. Genkai Toppa × Survivor "Dragon Ball Super" 7. Some Like It Hot!! "Gintama" 7. Tachiagari Yo! "Inazuma Eleven" 7. Sunny Sunny Happiness "The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya" 7. Homura "Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba the Movie: Mugen Train" 7. Maji Love 1000% "Uta no Prince-sama : Maji Love 1000%" 7. Lion "Macross Frontier" （Survey Period: October 4 – 11, 2021） *This survey is intended to research the readers' "interest in anime and characters today". It is not intended to discuss the relative merits of each character nor work. I would be glad if this article can help you develop an understanding and interest in anime and characters.
A new media mix project "THE LAST METAL" has been launched with the theme of "authentic heavy metal" x "voice actors/actresses" x "revenge drama" has started. The cast members including Morikawa Toshiyuki, Ito Kento, and Suzuki Ryota, the visuals and music of the first band "Venomous 8", and their participation in "AGF2021" are announced.
The animated film "The Bears' Famous Invasion of Sicily" created by the joint cooperation between France and Italy, which gotten the surprising score of 100 Tomato on America's rating website "RottenTomato" and was known as a "Graphic Jewel", will get a Japan release on January 14, 2022. The poster visual has been revealed. "The Bears' Famous Invasion of Sicily" (Original title: INVASION DES OURS EN SICILE) is the 2nd overseas purchase work by the animation production studio Thomas Entertainment, known for "Detective Conan" and "Lupin the Third". "The Bears' Famous Invasion of Sicily" is a popular children's book in Italy since it was released in 1945 by the Italian writer, Dino Buzzati. It depicts the king of a bear heading toward the human habitat to save his children that were captured by the hunters. The director of the film is Lorenzo Mattotti, the top illustrator of the magazine illustrations, such as "The New Yorker", "Cosmopolitan", "Le Monde", and the poster illustration for "Cannes Film Festival" and "Venice International Film Festival", and the production is handled by Prima Linea Productions, where Takahata Isao is working as the artistic producer. It has an important theme of accepting others in this multi-culture world, and had completely recreated the fantasy world setting overflowing with a humor from the original work. This work has fully made use of the charm of animation and had gotten a surprising score of 100 Tomato on America's rating website "RottenTomato" as well as being known as the "Colorful Graphic Jewel with a Song". Also, this work was nominated in the Feature Films Competition of the "New Chitose Airport International Animation Festival" (To be held from November 5 to November 8) that is known for gathering the art animation works that were chosen strictly from local and overseas. So, please check this festival for those fans that wished to watch it as fast as possible. "The Bears' Famous Invasion of Sicily" will premiere onfrom January 14, 2022, on Musashino-kan Shibuya, Uplink Jouji, and other theatres.
Fuji Television's late-night anime slot "+Ultra" has agreed to a joint production system with Crunchyroll, Inc., one of the world's largest anime streaming services, as a new partner. In addition, Slow Curve Co.,LTD., a general creative company, will participate in the joint development of the new project, and a new production system will be launched. Based on the concept of "spreading anime culture overseas," "+Ultra" is Fuji Television's anime slot that has been producing high-quality, world-class anime works. Joining the new production system is Crunchyroll, which was added to the Sony Pictures Group's Funimation Global Group in August 2021. Crunchyroll is one of the world's largest animation streaming platforms with 120 million free members and 5 million paid members, distributing content in over 200 countries and regions worldwide. Crunchyroll is one of the largest animation streaming services in the world, with 20 million users and 5 million paid subscribers. In addition, Crunchyroll will further develop its animation business, including marketing, exclusive streaming, and merchandising of "+Ultra" content in North America, Europe, and the rest of the world. Furthermore, Slow Curve, which is involved in the planning, production, and promotion of various entertainment content, especially animation, has decided to participate in the planning and development of animation for the world in addition to the marketing and production that it has been involved in for the "+Ultra". With these new partners, the joint development from April 2022 onward will include the original animation project "Establife," directed by Taniguchi Goro from "Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion," the new project by Nihei Tsutomu, a manga artist known for "Knights of Sidonia" and "BLAME!" Polygon Pictures' new project, and Crunchyroll's participation in collaborative projects with overseas talents and creators. With these new partners, joint development after April 2022 will include "Establife," an original animation project directed by Taniguchi Goro from "Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion," and a new project by manga artist Nihei Tsutomu and Polygon Pictures, known for "Knights of Sidonia" and "BLAME!". In addition, Crunchyroll will also participate in the project to collaborate with overseas talents and creators. The company plans to develop original projects and discover original works with an eye to the overseas market. Prior to the joint development, "Muv-Luv Alternative," which will be broadcast on "+Ultra" from October 2021, will be marketed and streamed exclusively by "+Ultra" and Crunchyroll. Exclusive streaming has been decided for the whole world except Asia, mainly North America and Europe. In addition, "Muv-Luv Alternative" will be produced for the first time by FLAGSHIP LINE, which was established by Avex Pictures and Graphinica. ＜The full text of the comments is as follows＞ Producer of "+Ultra": Mori Akitoshi (Fuji Television Network, Animation Production Department) "The "+Ultra" program, which started in October 2018, is now in its fourth year and we are pleased to welcome Crunchyroll as a new business partner. Japanese anime is a visual content that attracts attention not only in Japan, but also from overseas users. Crunchyroll's streaming platform has a great influence on overseas anime fans, especially in Europe and the United States, and we expect it to be a powerful driving force for "+Ultra" to reach the world. In addition, Slow Curve, which has been marketing "+Ultra" up until now, will be participating in the planning and development of the project in a more full-fledged manner, adding Crunchyroll's knowledge and know-how of anime fans in North America and Europe. In addition, Crunchyroll's knowledge and expertise of anime fans in North America and Europe will enable us to plan and develop animation. After completing Phase 1 in 2018, "+Ultra", which was launched with the goal of creating content for the world, will now begin Phase 2. Please look forward to an attractive lineup in the future!" [Anime! Anime! Biz / Article reprinted from animeanime.biz]
Academy Museum of Motion Pictures announced that the exhibition ‘Hayao Miyazaki’ will open as its inaugural exhibition on September 30 in Los Angeles. Along with the exhibition, 11 films directed by Miyazaki will be shown in the museum. Academy Museum of Motion Pictures presents a one-of-a-kind experience to worldwide visitors while introducing the art, science, artists, and the social impact of film production. Located in the middle of the Miracle Mile with a land area of over 300K square feet, the museum with seven floors holds valuable assets related to film production. It will be the only movie museum in Los Angeles and the largest museum of its kind in North America. The exhibition ‘Hayao Miyazaki’ will be one of the inaugural exhibitions, while it is also the first exhibition of Miyazaki in North America. From Miyazaki’s works such as ‘My Neighbor Totoro’ and the Academy award-winning ‘Spirited Away’, 400 objects including the original image boards, character designs, storyboards, layout, background images, posters, and cels, will be displayed in ‘Marilyn and Jeffrey Katzenberg Gallery’. The exhibition also includes a large-scale projection of the movies, allowing visitors to be immersed in the world of Ghibli and look back at Miyazaki's 60 years of career in the industry. In conjunction with the exhibition, a 288 page catalog with a wide range of illustrations will be released. The catalog contains an introduction by Toshio Suzuki, as well as essays and filmography by the members of Pixar, Pete Docter, Daniel Kothenschulte, and Jessica Niebel. There will also be other programs held during the exhibition, and the original merchandise will be available at the Academy Museum Store. Both Japanese and English screenings will be available in the on-site theater with state-of-the-art equipment. Academy Museum of Motion Pictures will open on September 30 in Los Angeles, USA. Tickets are available only for pre-booking and can be purchased through the official website and the app.
From the “Gundam” series, “HG 1/144 RX-78-2 GUNDAM [PR ambassador of the Japan Pavilion, Expo 2020 Dubai]” the RX-78-2 Gundam gets released as Gunpla. Pre-orders are now available at “Premium Bandai”. The produc “HG 1/144 RX-78-2 GUNDAM [PR ambassador of the Japan Pavilion, Expo 2020 Dubai]” is the Gunpla model of the Gundam appointed as the Japan Pavilion’s PR Ambassador at the “Expo 2020 Dubai” hosted in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE) Designed by the very first mechanic designer in the Japanese animation industry, Okawara Kunio, the model is molded in a 1/144 scale. Furthermore, a special bonus leaflet containing an exclusive interview with Okawara is included in the model’s full colored package. “HG 1/144 RX-78-2 GUNDAM [PR ambassador of the Japan Pavilion, Expo 2020 Dubai]” is priced at 2,420JPY (tax included). Pre-orders are currently open at “Premium Bandai”, with shipping scheduled for October 2021. (C) Sotsu - Sunrise
The 2nd PV for TV anime Ahiru no Sora has been released and features the passionate plays of a freakishly tall basketball club member. Broadcasting information was released at the same time. The series will be aired on TV Tokyo’s channel 6 starting on October 2nd.
「Gundam AGEII Magnum SV ver.」 piloted by Kujo Kyoya in 『Gundam Build Divers』 gets a gunpla kit with a scale of 1/144(HG). Currently available for pre-order on Premium Bandai.
「BanG Dream! Girls Band Party!」 and its 4th tie-up with Lawson as of September the 3rd, has been revealed. The campaign is to give out a limited quantity of originals goods which will be sold on a first-come-first-serve basis
From TV anime "JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Golden Wind" comes blazers and pants (slacks) which can be worn together as business suits inspired by Giorno Giovanna and Bruno Bucciarati. Pre-orders are available at "Premium Bandai" until Dec. 26, 2019.
The Anime adaptation of the silly cute FemBL "Fucked by My Best Friend" released a promo video with two versions. Shion and Rui are an amazing pick-up artist team with a success rate of 100. But one day, Shion was drugged by a mysterious lady, and a few hours later, he wakes up to find himself transformed into a woman's body. Rui, who comes to check on Shion, see's him in a woman's body and his male switch turns on. He hits on her(him) without knowing it's Shion, and... Two promo videos, each narrated by Chihaya Rui (voice: Furukawa Makoto) and Chihara Shion (voice: Yamamoto Kazuomi) have been released. Let's enjoy a bit of Rui's hot voice, Shion's Male and Female voice. It was also announced that the anime will be broadcast on BS11, so we can watch "Fucked by My Best Friend" anime all over Japan. The on-air version short anime of "Fucked by My Best Friend" is scheduled to be broadcast on Tokyo MX and BS11 on April 4, 2021. The premium version, which depicts the "graphic" scenes, will also be streamed from the same day. "Fucked by My Best Friend" Anime Broadcast/Streaming Information
Movie “Kimetsu no Yaiba : Demon Slayer” Infinity Train arc decided to be released on 2020. The new teaser and visual has been released on the 2nd info.