「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 Moon, Leika and the Vampire Princess (Nosferatu)”, which is being published by “Gagaga Bunko”, will receive a TV anime adaptation. At the same time, it has been announced that Hayashibara Megumi will play the main character, Irina, and Uchiyama Koki will play the young man, Lev, who trains her.
A special anime commemorating the 20th anniversary of the publication of the fantasy historical novel series "Shabake" by Hatakenaka Megumi and the release of her latest book "Mou Ichido", has been released. It is currently being streamed on the "Shabake Official Website". Comments from the cast members including Enoki Junya, Uchiyama Koki and others have also arrived. "Shabake" is a fantasy historical novel by Hatakenaka Megumi that has sold more than 9 million copies in total. The story is about a sickly young master who solves difficult cases in Edo with demons. Today, to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the publication of the "Shabake" series and the release of the latest book "Mou Ichido", the "Shabake 20th Anniversary Special Anime" was released. It is directed by Ito Hideki known for "Natsume's Book of Friends the Movie: Ephemeral Bond," and produced by the anime studio Shuka, which also produces the "Natsume's Book of Friends" series. Also, the cast members include Enoki Junya as Young Master, Uchiyama Koki as Nikichi, Azakami Yohei as Sasuke, Kimura Ryohei as Byobu Nozoki, and Kanemoto Hisako as Suzuhikohime. In about three minutes, all the famous scenes from the "Shabake" series are condensed into one gorgeous work that both long-time fans and those who want to learn more about "Shabake" would enjoy.
It was announced that the TV anime "Mieruko-chan" will start in October 201. The 1st PV and 2nd teaser visual have been released. Also, Amamiya Sora as the voice of Yotsuya Miko, Honda Kaede as the voice of Yurikawa Hana, and Sakura Ayane as the voice of Niguredou Yuria have been announced. Their comments have been released as well. "Mieruko-chan" is based on the same-name manga that is currently serialized on Comic Walker after the short version that is posted on Twitter had received great feedback. It depicts a brand-new horror-comedy where the encounters with all the scary yet friendly strange beings are all being "ignored". This time, it was announced that "Mieruko-chan" will start broadcasting in October 2021 together with the release of the 1st PV and the 2nd teaser visual. The teaser visual will be available in both "Visible ver." and "Non-visible ver." as well this time. For the cast information, Amamiya Sora is the voice of Yotsuya Miko, Honda Kaede is the voice of Yurikawa Hana, and Sakura Ayane is the voice of Niguredou Yuria. The opening theme song of this anime sang by Yotsuya Miko (voiced by Amamiya Sora) could be heard in the PV. Also, the special live program featuring the cast members has been decided. It will start on July 28, 2021, on YouTube, so do check it out. TV anime "Mieruko-chan" will start broadcasting in October 2021, on TOKYO MX, BS N-TV, AT-X, and other channels. Amamiya Sora, voice of Yotsuya Miko I had read the original work previously, so I was quite happy when I got a role in this anime that I wanted to be featured in. I can't believe that I was told "Please make it sound like a horror instead of Miko's voice" in the teaser PV... (Haha) However, this type of element is part of the mechanism of this work, so it would make me glad if you are able to enjoy this anime! Honda Kaede, voice of Yurikawa Hana I'm Honda Kaede, who is the voice of Yurikawa Hana! I had become a fan of the original work! I love the balance between the horror element and comedy element, so it gives a mysterious feeling of laughing despite being afraid. Hana does things on her own, she is air-headed and very energetic , so I would try my best to express the cheerful Hana during the interaction with Miko. Do look forward to it! Sakura Ayane, Niguredou Yuria I started reading the original work during the audition, but I am unable to stop reading it afterward. At the same time, it made me think, "I can't call myself as a manga lover since I missed out on this work that has a good sense..." I was surprised and happy when I got the role of Yuria, as I have many rivals for this role. So, I would try my best in this role together with the life experience that I had. I am looking forward to the animation as a fan, to see how it will depict the manga that is filled with the panel splitting, interactions, and the depiction of the "visible thing". (C) Izumi Tomoki, KADOKAWA Publishing/ Mieruko-chan Production Committee
The TV anime adaptation of the light novel "Alternate World Pharmacy", which has more than 2.3 million copies in circulation, has been announced. The teaser visual has been released with this announcement. "Alternate World Pharmacy" is based on the genuine fantasy pharmacy light novel written by Takayama Liz, drawn by keepout, and published by MF Books. The young pharmacist, who collapsed due to overwork as he was too focused on his research, was reincarnated as the son of the famous royal pharmacist of the alternate world, Falma. In this alternate world where the misuses of medical treatment and medicine prescription are being widely spread, he will be using his medicine knowledge from his previous life and his cheat ability to rescue people from various diseases. Along with the release of the teaser visual, the celebration illustration by the original character designer keepout and manga artist Kouya Hijiri were released together with comments from the original author Takayama. Original Author Takayama Liz The anime adaptation of "Alternate World Pharmacy" has been decided. I would like thank all the readers from the bottom of my heart. I would also like to give my gratitude to keepout-sensei, Kouya Hijiri-sensei, the affiliated personnel from the publication and manga editorial department. I am also quite grateful to the various specialist and medical personnel, who I had received guidance since the web novel publication as this work is using existing medicines and diseases as the theme. In reality, we are facing drastic changes in our lifestyle due to the spread of novel coronavirus, but I would do my best with the anime staff in the anime production, so that this work can be a relaxing time for everyone. Please do look forward to it. (C) Takayama Liz/ MF Books/ "Alternate World Pharmacy" Production Committee
From the TV anime "Night Head 2041", which is on air from July 14, comments from Toyokawa Etsushi, who played the role of Kirihara Naoto in the TV dorama version, and celebrities with siblings from various media have arrived. "Night Head 2041" is an original TV anime revived by the script of the original author, George Iida, who has been the director of the TV doramas for more than 30 years. In addition to siblings Kirihara Naoto and Naoya who suffer because of their supernatural powers in the dorama, another pair of brothers, Kuroki Takuya and Yuya, who are hunting the Kirihara siblings with powers as a national security unit, appears in this work. Welcome to a new story of "Night Head". To commemorate the start of the broadcast, comments from Toyokawa Etsushi, who played the role of Kirihara Naoto in the TV dorama broadcast in 1992 have arrived. Furthermore, since the main characters of "Night Head 2041" are the Kirihara brothers and the Kuroki brothers, comments were also received from celebrity siblings who are active in various fields. It includes Miura Yutaro, Ito Shunsuke (Oswald), Tsuchiya Shimba, Tsuchiya Honoka, Iketani Naoki, Kashiwabara Shuji, Yoshida Brothers, Yamagami Brothers, and Daitaku. "Night Head 2041" is on air on Fuji TV "+ Ultra" and other channels every Wednesday from July 14. The first broadcast is scheduled to start at 01:05 A.M., which is a 10-minute push. Toyokawa Etsushi (Kirihara Naoto) "Night Head" is a special work in my career that has made many people know me. I have a lot of memories related to both Director Iida and Shinji. It was a pretty tough shoot, but it was a fulfilling six months. "Night Head 2041" is also based on the original work by Director Iida, so it is a work with a considerably upgraded worldview. I'll be looking forward to watching each episode. Miura Yutaro [Singer-songwriter] The fully remade anime adaptation of "Night Head" is released. Moreover, the story is set in the near future of 2041. My heart is throbbing. I feel that my younger brother is an irreplaceable family and companion to me, though not as much as the Kirihara brothers. I think there were many things that become possible to overcome when there are two of them. Brothers who are "running away" and brothers who are "chasing". How will do these two groups interact and what kind of fate do they face? I am very much looking forward to it as a viewer. Ito Shunsuke (Oswald) [Comedian] Many people who are chasing their ideals are unaware of their own abilities. For example, some people end their lives as office workers despite their tremendous talent for baseball. However, there are many cases where it leads to happiness. Compared to resisting unwanted situations with unwanted abilities, like those in this story. Thinking about this, my sister, who has the happiness of being able to jump into the desired world with the desired abilities, seems very strange. Tsuchiya Shimba [Voice Actor] This anime is awesome! When I finished watching episode 1, I muttered without thinking, "I'll be addicted to this." A magnificent yet easy-to-enter world view, in which the romantic theme of "supernatural powers" is intertwined with the universal issue of "national organizations and individuals." Definitely a god anime. Please watch episode 1. I'm sure you will understand my excitement! Honoka Tsuchiya [Talent] Speedy and powerful battle action showed in Japan's top-level CG anime. It feels so real that you are immersed in that world. It's amazing! I forgot about the time, and I literally binge-watched! What will happen to the story that unfolds over psychic powers... I can't help but looking forward to it! Iketani Naoki [World record holder in the Monster Box at 23 boxes] ESP, brothers, fate... I enjoyed the uncertain story-telling where the brothers are intersected with various destinies in the near future. I chose the same sport as my brother and he was my senior, so I found it very nice for the brothers in this story to get along and help each other. Kashiwabara Shuji [Actor / Artist] That legendary masterpiece "Night Head" is back as an anime with the script by George Iida, who is also the original author! That's why I was so excited. When I started to watch it, I was absorbed in the beauty of the visual and the interesting story, and before I noticed it, I was completely immersed in the worldview. Since it's a brother story, I, who also have a brother, can sympathize, and I'm looking forward to future developments!! Yoshida Brothers [Musician] ● Older brother Yoshida Ryoichiro Believe in power, believe in friends, believe in now, but don't know the truth ... There is something in common with 2021. However, the answer may be in this anime !? Please watch it. ● Younger brother Yoshida Kenichi What's going on? Unpredictable development. You will be drawn into each brother's past, dots and lines, and the future beyond. What will do people with powers to a government that enforces governance with a biased thinking? I can't help looking forward to the continuation. Yamagami brothers [Magicians] ● Older brother Yamagami Yoshinosuke "Night Head" is a dorama that was released even before we were born and it will be revived as a TV anime this year. I can't help but look forward to seeing how two brothers will interact with each other, with rich content and drawing that make you feel as if you were watching a movie. Is this brother's encounter a coincidence or inevitability? The time of "Night Head 2041" is now. ● Younger brother, Yamagami Akinoshin SF story unfolds with a tremendous force of action. Two brothers are at the mercy of fate. ESP, law, times, and a mysterious girl. As each thought and feeling intersect, brothers' feelings become touching. I felt that there was something I could learn for me being the brother. This is an original anime that can be enjoyed not only by anime fans but also by drama fans! Please take a look at it. Daitaku [Comedians] ● Older brother Dai Yoshimoto The near future where psychic powers are banned. A world where people with powers are suppressed by military power, and even "AKIRA" is designated as a forbidden book. Brothers vs. brothers fight there. Although they are in different positions, there is unchanging brotherhood. I like the development and the sense of tempo that go one after another This work is recommended for all brothers. By the way, we can also use twin telepathy. Just kidding. ● Younger brother, Yoshimoto Taku Everything starts with a dot. The points are twisted and connected. As the word says, two pairs of brothers with abilities are connected in different positions. And the existence of a mysterious girl. A sci-fi action set in the near future, and the CG images are unbearably beautiful. It feels great to see the abilities and people that become clear in each episode! If everyone sees it, the barrier will definitely be broken! (C) George Iida / Night Head 2041 Production Committee
The 1st work of the "Mirage Queen" series published by Kodansha's Aoi Tori Bunko, called "Mirage Queen Aime Cirque" will be getting an anime adaptation in the form of an OVA. It will be available in the theatres in 2022. "Mirage Queen Aime Cirque" is a novel for children written by Hayamine Kaoru and illustrated by K2 Shoukai. It was published by Kodansha's Aoi Tori Bunko from March 2002. It depicts the adventure of the mirage queen flying around the world in the airship as she will definitely steal the thing she desired. To commemorate the 20th anniversary of this publication series, the 1st work "Mirage Queen Aime Cirque" will be adapted into the anime OVA film. This is the first footage adaptation of the children book series that is loved by everyone throughout the years. Also, the latest work of the series, called "Kaito Queen Purgatorio Kinka to Ushiwareta Shiro" (Lit. Mirage Queen: The Coin of Purgatorio and the Lost Castle) was released in July 14. For the fans of this series, please enjoy reading the latest work while waiting for the further announcement of the OVA. OVA "Mirage Queen Aime Cirque" will be available in the theatres in 2022. (C) Hayamine Kaoru, K2 Shoukai, Kodansha/ "Mirage Queen" Production Committee
"honto" has announced the ranking on the sales of the original work of the summer anime that will start in July 2021.
In Japan, a lot of anime titles are broadcast in every cour, these lineups often come from manga. In the first half of 2021, a variety of titles have been made into anime adaptations, including "Hori san to Miyamura kun", "Don't Toy With Me, Miss Nagatoro", and "To Your Eternity". Many of upcoming anime titles are based on manga. Here at Anime! Anime!, we conducted the same survey as in the second half of 2020, "For which manga would you like to see an anime adaptation? (first half of 2021)." We received responses from 295 people during the survey period from June 4 to June 13. The ratio of males to females was about 30% and 70%, with the majority of females. The age group was mainly young, with about 45% of respondents aged 19 or younger and about 25% in their 20s. In this article, the result for incomplete manga (currently being serialized) will be covered. ■The title, whose last work gained popularity, occupied the top positions! 1st place went to "SPY×FAMILY". The support rating was about 7%, and it moved up from 2nd place last year. This title is a spy action, which is currently serialized in "Shone Jump+". It depicts a story where men, women, and girls, who have their own secrets, become a camouflaged family, and start a new life. The comments received are, "Each character is very unique, such as a spy, killer, and psychic. I want to see daily life of such a unique family in anime!", and "Each episode is interesting, and I get enticed by it". 2nd place 2nd place went to "The Apothecary Diaries". The support rating was about 5%, and it moved up from 3rd place last year. This title is a comic based on a mystery novel set in a rear palace of the Middle Ages. The comments received are, "The attractive characters, including the protagonist Maomao, and solving riddles are entertaining, Its drama CD was already released, so I want to see it with moving illustrations!", and "The protagonist raised in Hanamachi is solving riddles using her knowledge about medicine, which is enjoyable! I like both novel and comic, but I want to see the world of 'Apothecary' in anime!". Same as last time, its another comic "The Apothecary Diaries: Maomao no Kokyu Nazotoki Techo", came 4th place. 3rd place 3rd place went to "Detective Conan: Zero's Tea Time". Even though it slid to 3rd place from 1st place last time, there was only a narrow margin with 2nd place. This title follows a private life of Amuro Toru, a popular character from "Detective Conan". The comments received include, "this title makes my understanding and feelings about Amuro-san, and I like its heartwarming story revolving around Café Poirot!". Some reader favored Kazami Yuya, saying "I want to see Kazami-san more in anime!". The comment shows that the attractive characters are featured in this title. ■Let's introduce other comments!! "WIND BREAKER" "This is a rare manga for recent years, depicting hot bad boys. I want to see battles between the protagonist and others in anime." "MURCIELAG" "The story is mainly about combat, so it would be even more powerful and exhilarating in anime". "Shinkuro Hashiru!" "This is about the life of Hojo Soun based on a new theory, written by Yuki Masami-sensei. I want to see social conditions and everyday life of the people at that time". "Senpai wa Otokonoko" "This is a manga of vertical scroll, and the illustrations are cute! I can get the characters' feelings, and they become more adorable". The readers voted for a variety of titles. For this incomplete manga section, a variety of titles from Web manga series and comic versions of other media were ranked, while popular works are still predominant. ■Ranking Top 10 [For which manga would you like to see an anime adaptation? (Incomplete(currently being serialized) manga section) First half of 2021 edition] 1. "SPY×FAMILY" 2. "The Apothecary Diaries" 3. "Detective Conan: Zero's Tea Time" 4. "The Apothecary Diaries: Maomao no Kokyu Nazotoki Techo" 5. "Pocket Monsters SPECIAL" 6. "MAO" 6. "MASHLE" 8. "Asamade Renai chu! -Osananajimi wa Tokimekanai?" 8. "Otoge- ni Trip Shita Ore♂ Reload" 8. "Kine-san no Hitori de Kinema" 8. "BLACK TIGER" 8. "Mission: Yozakura Family" ■Ranking Top 20 [For which manga would you like to see an anime adaptation? (Incomplete(currently being serialized) manga section) First half of 2021 edition] 1. "SPY×FAMILY" 2. "The Apothecary Diaries" 3. "Detective Conan: Zero's Tea Time" 4. "The Apothecary Diaries: Maomao no Kokyu Nazotoki Techo" 5. "Pocket Monsters SPECIAL" 6. "MAO" 6. "MASHLE" 8. "Asamade Renai chu! -Osananajimi wa Tokimekanai?" 8. "Otoge- ni Trip Shita Ore♂ Reload" 8. "Kine-san no Hitori de Kinema" 8. "BLACK TIGER" 8. "Mission: Yozakura Family" 13. "WIND BREAKER" 13. "Oshi no Ko" 13. "Otomege- no Mobu Desura Naindaga" 13. "Kubo-san wa Boku o Yurusanai" 13. "Senpai wa Otokonoko" 13. "Harigane Service Ace" 13. "Blue Lock" 13. "Yokai Gakko no Sensei Hajimemashita! " (Survey Period: June 4, 2021 - June 13, 2021)
“Ani-PASS #14”, featuring Nakamura Shuugo on the front cover and first page special feature, and Ueda Rena on the back cover and ending special feature, will be available at bookstores nationwide from July 28, 2021. "Ani-PASS #14” features Nakamura Shuugo on the cover and in the first page special feature. Nakamura-san will be releasing his 1st album "NATURAL" and 4th single "Kowareta Sekai no Byoushin wa (Broken World's Second Hand)" simultaneously on July 28, his birthday, and will be featured in a 30-page feature with photos full of summer atmosphere. The back cover and ending special feature will be on Ueda Rena, whose new album "Nebula", to be released on August 18, was carefully conceived and produced by her herself. The special feature includes a long interview that delves into the thoughts behind the songs. Also included in the book is a "bound-in artist card" of Nakamura Shuugo and Ueda Rena. "Ani-PASS #14”, priced at 1,430 JPY (including tax), will be available at bookstores nationwide from July 28, 2021. （C）SHINKO MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT CO., LTD.
“SAY YOU TO YOASOBI Tuesday 【Shimono Hiro x Uchida Maaya】#14”, the TV program featuring Shimono Hiro and Uchida Maaya on “Anime LIVE Channel” of the new futuristic “ABEMA”, was broadcast on July 20, 2021. Welcome back ceremony unique to “YOASOBI” was held, and Shimono commented, “I’m back!” and thanks his fans and Uchida, who waited for him. This program was the first episode after Shimono was back. In the opening, the hero show-like title “Welcome Back! Shimotraman” was shown. With the starting line, “I don’t like bad people! I love milk and fried chicken. All humanity should wear glasses! Shimotraman is now back!”, Shimono dressed up as “Shimotraman” appeared in front of the screen and invoked laughter from Uchida and audience. Shimono seemed to suffer from this reckless show, which he wore a red and white hat like an elementary school student and moving while making a flying posture on the meeting desk. Uchida looked at the show and reacted, “What are you doing?”, “What is Shimotraman?”, “Hurry up, come here lol”, while bursting into laghter. After completing “YOASOBI”-like ceremony, Shimono greeted to the fans, “I’m back!” and thanks Uchida and his fans, who waited for his return. During the opening talk, Shimono continued, “I feel like I worked too hard. I reorganized my feeling and cleaned my room at the same time. I cooked sometime, and cooked something that I haven't made for a while, like oyakodon (egg, chicken, vegetable in a bowl filled with rice)”. He seemed to enjoy the recuperation period. The MCs challenged “Buzz x2 Burger Challenge”. This program was about the MCs making an original burger that makes a buzz on SNS on July 20, the burger’s day. They competed on how appealing their burger is, through the voting from the audience. The judges decide the burger not only on how well-looking it is, but also how luxurious can they place it on the plates. They first dressed as the burger shop employees to make them feel real. They started making burgers after “welcoming” the audience to their shop. The staff has ready with not only the popular ingredients, like buns, patties, lettuce, and tomato, but they also ready the abnormal choices, including Imagawa cake, fried Shiitake, and banana. They made their burgers, while eating warm Imagawa cake by saying “We should eat this while it’s hot”. Uchida chose lettuce, pineapple, tomato, cheese, and bacon without hesitation to make a nice burger, and placed all decoration toppings that was available for her. She was ready with a dish filled with food. In contrast, Shimono carefully made his burger with his favourite lettuce, onion and pickles, and neatly adjusting the taste. Shimono’s burger looked not too unique, but he placed half-cut Imagawa cake on the top. His final work was “Shimotraman Burger”, which used Imagawa cake as the horn of an Ultraman. Uchida took pictures and edited with special angles and effects, and her ability to make a “Buzz” was evident. As the result, 70% of the audience voted for Uchida and 30% for Shimono on “which burger can make more buzz on SNS?”, and Uchida proudly commented, “this is the photograph of whom mastered to look appealing on the SNS”. Shimono gave up on competing Uchida after looking at her work. He praised her, “Wow, you are different and unique!”, and “I learned a lot from you” and the winner went to Uchida, who used her camera completely. “SAY YOU TO YOASOBI Tuesday 【Shimono Hiro x Uchida Maaya】#14” is currently available exclusively on “ABEMA PREMIUM” in “ABEMA Video”. On “ABEMA PREMIUM”, “SAY YOU TO YOASOBI Premium【Shimono Hiro x Uchida Maaya】#14” with special movie is also available, so check it out if you are interested. © Abema TV,Inc
"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.
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