「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 video project of the short drama featuring voice actors, "TOKYO JUNJO CAFE" will start on Oct. 26, 2020, on AT-X. The project will feature Shimazaki Nobunaga, Suzuki Ryouta, Yashiro Taku, and Midorikawa Hikaru and their comments have been announced as well. "TOKYO JUNJO CAFE" is the third project of AT-X "Otona ha Minna Tsukareteimasu" (All Adults are Tired) series. This is AT-X original short drama program with a total of 5 episodes for each voice actors, and it will depict the voice actors, who have performed the life’s of various character, delivering a universal message with not only their voice but with their action as well in the cafe, which is a small and quiet world. "TOKYO JUNJO CAFE” will air at AT-X on 9:25 PM every weekday starting from Oct. 26, 2020. The first voice actor is Shimazaki Nobunaga for Oct. 26 until Oct. 30 broadcast, the second is Suzuki Ryouta for Nov. 9 until Nov. 13 broadcast, the third is Yashiro Taku for Nov. 23 until Nov. 27 broadcast and the fourth is Midorikawa Hikaru for Dec. 7 until Dec. 11 broadcast. Shimazaki Nobunaga It was given the chance to read a modern poem that can be understood easily, I believe that everyone can felt something from it. As my photo was taken from various angles, I am quite excited to see the final footage of it. It would make me happy if you could check it out. Suzuki Ryouta As I was given a chance for my first time in acting in a video, I felt that it was quite profound that we had to use our body to express all the actions. There is a person, who is thinking about his boorish daily life, and I had created a lot of various expressions for while facing that person, including an ethereal face and a smile, so please check it out. Yashiro Taku This is quite a new challenge for me as this read-a-loud is expressed while combining with the situation video. Not only can you enjoy hearing it, but you could also enjoy watching it as well. As each of us will have different expressions, so please do watch the expression by the other voice actors as well. Midorikawa Hikaru I am truly grateful that I was given a chance to have experience managing a cafe from the owner position as I like coffee. As this is quite a rare opportunity for me, I hope that all the fans can check it out. （C）AT-X
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 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 voice actress, Okasaki Miho, known for her role as Rimuru Tempest from "That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime" will be releasing her debut single on September 15, marking the start of her singing career. It was announced that the talk program featuring the behind-the-scenes as a singer will start on the YouTube channel.
August 2 is Hayami Shou's birthday. Hayami Shou debuted as a voice actor in the 1980s. Since then, he has played a wide range of roles and won the Singing Award thanks to his role in "Hypnosismic Division Rap Battle" at the 13th Seiyuu Awards. From 2020 to 2021, he appeared in many TV anime and movies, including "Dragon Quest: The Adventure of Dai" and "Gintama THE FINAL". He has been active in various fields such as being an MC in the talk-variety show "Seiyuu Jackpot", which is on air from July 19. Here at Anime!Anime!, to celebrate Hayami Shou's birthday, we conducted a reader survey entitled "Who is your favorite character played by Hayami Shou?" We received responses from 169 people during the survey period from July 16 to July 23. The male-female ratio is about 35% for males and about 65% for females. About 45% of the age group were teens, and about 25% were in their 20s. ■ Jinguuji Jakurai from "Hypmic" is topping the list for 3 consecutive years! 1st place 1st place goes to Jakurai Jinguji from "Hypnosismic: Division Rap Battle" with an approval rating of about 25%, and he ranked in the 1st place for the third consecutive year. Readers were surprised by the role in the rapping unit, "I was surprised because I never associated Hayami-san with rap!", and "Because it is a character that reflects Hayami-san's attitude of always trying new things." Readers also commented on the character, "Usually, he is a calm and cool character, but he is curious and playful and that is attractive. The gap of his bitter side to rivals is also nice.", and "The rap that Hayami-san performs with a mature voice is Jinguuji Jakurai itself. Every time I hear a a song, my heart is overwhelmed." 2nd place 2nd place goes to Umibouzu from "Gintama" with an approval rating of about 14%, and ranked higher compared to his position in the previous year (6th place). Many fans were surprised by unexpected casting, "The strongest alien hunter in the universe, the father of Kagura and Kamuy. On the one hand, he also cares about children properly... Only Hayami-san could voice his strength and kindness.", and "It is interesting that Hayami-san, who often plays cool roles, plays the role of the slightly disappointing father. I can't stop laughing at the on-parade of the lower story that comes out from the low voice!" The reason why the character is raked so high this year is probably that "Gintama THE FINAL" was released. 3rd place 3rd place goes to Aizen Sousuke from "BLEACH" with an approval rating of about 10%, he dropped from last year's 2nd place but remains in the top-3. The performance of the double-face character is appreciated by readers, "I got to know about Hayami-san from 'Bleach'. The role of Aizen Sousuke, whose emotions you can't read, was so good that I even felt scared.", and "The gentle vibe and appearance of him with glasses, and the fear of his coldness that kept others away from him, both of which were performed with a calm voice but the acting of personality changes was great." In addition, the anime adaptation of "Bleach"'s final chapter "Thousand Year Blood Battle" has been announced. ■ Let's introduce other comments! For Ferdinand from "Ascendance of a Bookworm", "His known intimacy voicing matches this perfectionist and strict chief priest.", and "The comical interactions with the main character, Mine, after the ED are fun, and he is also in charge of narration. The switching of voice to Ferdinand is wonderful." For Chino's father from "Is the order a rabbit?", "He's so sexy cool, he even works as a bartender.", and "The astringent and wonderful voice matched Takahiro's character." About Adalbert von Farrenheit from "Legend of the Galactic Heroes", "Although he is from a poor aristocrat family and became a soldier to eat but he fell in love with the figure of a brave general who served as a palace for the withdrawal war at the expense of himself." About Max from "The Super Dimension Fortress Macross", "An impressive voice is perfect for a character who is imagen as a genius. I'm really happy that he appeared in 'Macross 7' after, and I can still hear his voice with new dubbing." In the 2021 version of the survey, the topping character proved his strength, while the rankings of the second and lower ranks changed. Due to the presence of the voice, it is also a feature that there are characters with strong power even in the work. ■ Ranking Top-10 "Who is your favorite character played by Hayami Shou? 2021 Edition" 1st place Jinguuji Jakurai "Hypnosis Mic Division Rap Battle" 2nd place Umibouzu (Kankou) "Gintama" 3rd place Aizen Sosuke "Bleach" 4th Chino's father (Kafuu Takahiro) "Is the Order a Rabbit?" 5th place Ferdinand "Ascendance of a Bookworm" 6th place Maximilian Jenius (Max) "The Super Dimension Fortress Macross" 6th place Morofushi Takaaki "Detective Conan" 8th place Ironhide "Fight! Super Robot Life Transformers " 8th place Akechi Mitsuhide / Tenkai "Sengoku BASARA" 8th place Katsuragi Katsura "Super Dimension Century Augustus" (Response period: July 16 to July 23, 2021) ■ Ranking Top-15 "Who is your favorite character played by Hayami Shou? 2021 Edition" 1st place Jinguuji Jakurai "Hypnosis Mic Division Rap Battle" 2nd place Umibouzu (Kankou) "Gintama" 3rd place Aizen Sosuke "Bleach" 4th Chino's father (Kafuu Takahiro) "Is the Order a Rabbit?" 5th place Ferdinand "Ascendance of a Bookworm" 6th place Maximilian Jenius (Max) "The Super Dimension Fortress Macross" 6th place Morofushi Takaaki "Detective Conan" 8th place Ironhide "Fight! Super Robot Life Transformers " 8th place Akechi Mitsuhide / Tenkai "Sengoku BASARA" 8th place Katsuragi Katsura "Super Dimension Century Augustus" 11th place Exkaiser "Brave Exkaiser" 11th place Zarbon "Dragon Ball Z" 11th place Balun "Dragon Quest: The Adventure of Dai" (2020 edition) 11th place Yakushiji Tenzen "Basilisk ~ Koga Ninpocho ~" (Response period: July 16th to July 23rd, 2021)
The activity of voice actors are not limited to anime anymore these days; there are many voice actors appearing in events and TV, and some even do work as an artist. Under such change, celebrating the birthdays of the voice actors on a radio or TV program, SNS and other places have became normal among the fans. Here at Anime!Anime!, we will introduce the voice actors with upcoming birthdays. We picked up the voice actors whose birthdays are between August 2 to August 8. August 2 Nitta Saki Katou Yuuko Takigawa Mariko Nakano Seiko Usami Tomoko Iki Tsugumi Egoshi Akinori Takeuchi Sou Hayami Shou Oosaka Ryouta Ootaki Hiroshi August 3 Fujii Asako Yamaguchi Kyouko Yoshioka Sachi Fujikawa Yukiko Makiguchi Miki Kusunoki Hiroko Oonishi Nozomi Itou Ayako Hazuki Erino Kageyama Risa Nishikawa Hazuki Sanada Gorou Murozono Takehiro Shimizu Yuutarou Furusawa Tooru Yokoyama Jun August 4 Mizuta Wasabi Ishizaki Kazuko Sugiyama Shigemi Terasaki Yuka Enoyoshi Maya Doi Mika Nabatame Hitomi Shirokuma Hiroshi Ooshiro Tooru Suzuki Takayuki Maeda Hiroki Hino Satoshi August 5 Hirohashi Ryou Kinoshita Suzuna Suzuki Katsumi Sasaki Takeshi Nemoto Kouta Sugiyama Ooki Baron Yamazaki Kawamoto Hiroyuki August 6 Uemura Yukako Oonishi Saori Ishii Yukari Taichi You Ishihara Kaori Takagi Yuka Nagai Noa Terai Tomoyuki Shibasaki Kouichi Kobayashi Naoto Sekine Kazunori Katou Ken August 7 Yamamoto Keiko Togashi Misuzu Fukushima Orine Kagata Yuuko Azakami Youhei Sasada Takayuki Ueda Youji Hirata Hiroaki Matsuoka Hiroshi Minaki Toshihiko August 8 Kuwatani Natsuko Sakuragi Amisa Suguro Miwako Inoue Yuka Satou Yuri Shiraishi Miho Matsumiya Kana Takenouchi Minako Naitou Ami Fukami Rika Shinohara Emi Takahashi Ao Kikkawa Hiroshi Kubota Masato Machi Yuuji Mugihito Kanou Akira Happy Birthdays!
July 31 is Furuya Toru-san's birthday. He has been active at the forefront up until now from the mid of the 1960s. He won the Kei Tomiyama Memorial Award at the 2nd Seiyu Awards, the Synergy Award at the 4th, and was chosen as the Best Actor in Supporting Roles at the 13th. In 2021, he is playing a role in "The Journey", "D4DJ First Mix", "Mobile Suit Gundam: Hathaway", etc. To celebrate his birthday, we conducted the same readers' survey as last year, "Who's Your Favorite Character Played by Furuya Toru-san?" There were 861 votes during the survey period from July 13 to July 20. The voters were mainly female with a gender ratio of 75% female to 25% male. The age range was 30% under 20, 25% in their 20s, and 20% in their 30s. ■Amuro Toru from "Detective Conan" has won a majority vote! 1st Place 1st place went to Amuro Toru from "Detective Conan". The support rating was about 54%, winning more votes than last year, and he topped the list for four consecutive years. The readers praised him for playing three different roles, and received comments were, "He sometimes plays a private detective Amuro Toru, and at other times, he plays Bourbon, a member of the Black Organization, whose identity is Furuya Rei, an undercover investigator of the Public Security Bureau. I guess that many people should have fallen in love with him......", "Furuya-san uses different tones of voice, which make the characters' charms stand out", and "Thanks to Furuya-san's voice, I can enjoy different characters' different personalities". A third of the voters chose the name of Furuya Rei, and left the comments like, "I think it's wonderful of him to always stays strong in his belief" and "It's cool that he is determined to thoroughly follow on his intention, and does whatever he can do". 2nd Place 2nd place went to Amuro Ray from "Mobile Suit Gundam". The support rating was about 16%, and he placed 2nd same as last year. Amuro Ray is the protagonist of "Mobile Suit Gundam" and "Mobile Suit Gundam: Char's Counterattack". The readers mentioned his different charms shown in each series, saying "Although most of the characters were depicted as hot-blooded men back in the days, the protagonist in this series was an innocent boy, which was very inspiring", "He is a legendary figure as the first protagonist of the blockbuster that has a history of over 40 years. Especially, Amuro in 'Mobile Suit Gundam: Char's Counterattack' has the air of a soldier, and seems to have leeway as an adult man". Some readers mentioned the latest film, which is currently showing, with the comment, "When I heard Amuro's voice in 'Mobile Suit Gundam: Hathaway' I got goosebumps". 3rd Place 3rd place went to Chiba Mamoru (Tuxedo Mask) "Sailor Moon". The support rating was about 6%, and he moved up from 4th place last year. He is the boyfriend of the protagonist Tsukino Usagi, and he disguises himself as Tuxedo Mask to support Sailor Moons. He was especially from the fans in their 30s who are the same generation as the series, and the comments received include, "I lost my heart to Tuxedo Mask's sweet voice. He is my first love when I was in the 3rd grade at elementary school", "I like Mamo-chan, who protects the heroine, sometimes harshly, sometimes kindly. Furuya-san perfectly plays the difference between the snobbish vibe of Tuxedo Mask and the dignified manner of Prince Endymion in his previous life". ■Let's introduce other comments!! Kasuga Kyosuke from "Kimagure Orange Road" "Indecisiveness of Kyosuke and immaturity of teenagers are naturally expressed, and I got interested in a voice actor as a profession for the first time." Sabo from "One Piece" "I was impressed by him inheriting the will of Ace, and supporting Luffy to achieve his goal. Furuya-san's voice enhances the charm of Sabo!" Casshern from "Casshern Sins" "He is the only immortal character in the series. Furuya-san's play accurately conveys his suffering and sorrow." Some readers voted for his narration other than the characters. The narration of "Akagi: Yami ni Oritatta Tensai" "His narration in a straightforward manner never disturbed the sound of a mah-jongg piece and BGM, but it certainly evoked a particular mood." Multiple protagonists have been ranked in the overall ranking. ■Ranking Top 10 [Who's Your Favorite Character Played by Furuya Toru-san? 2021 Edition] 1. Amuro Toru (Furuya Rei/Bourbon) "Detective Conan" 2. Amuro Ray "Mobile Suit Gundam" 3. Chiba Mamoru (Tuxedo Mask) "Sailor Moon" 4. Sabo "One Piece" 5. Pegasus Seiya "Saint Seiya" 6. Yamcha "Dragon Ball" 7. Kasuga Kyosuke "Kimagure Orange Road" 8. Hoshi Hyuma "Star of the Giants" 9. AkaRed "GoGo Sentai Boukenger VS Super Sentai" etc. 9. Ribbons Almark "Mobile Suit Gundam 00" (Survey Period: July 13 - July 20, 2021) ■Overall Ranking [Who's Your Favorite Character Played by Furuya Toru-san? 2021 Edition] 1. Amuro Toru (Furuya Rei/Bourbon) "Detective Conan" 2. Amuro Ray "Mobile Suit Gundam" 3. Chiba Mamoru (Tuxedo Mask) "Sailor Moon" 4. Sabo "One Piece" 5. Pegasus Seiya "Saint Seiya" 6. Yamcha "Dragon Ball" 7. Kasuga Kyosuke "Kimagure Orange Road" 8. Hoshi Hyuma "Star of the Giants" 9. AkaRed "GoGo Sentai Boukenger VS Super Sentai" etc. 9. Ribbons Almark "Mobile Suit Gundam 00" 11. Abel "Dragon Warrior" ("Dragon Warrior: Legend of the Hero Abel") 11. Kirishima Zen "The World's Greatest First Love" *Under his pseudonym 'Sogetsu Noboru' 11. Shiba Hiroshi "Steel Jeeg" 14. Utsunomiko "Utsunomiko" 14. Casshern "Casshern Sins" 14. Shikon no Tama "Inuyasha" 14. Sirius "The Sea Prince and the Fire Child" (Survey Period: July 13 - July 20, 2021)
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.