「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 revival version figure of "Kaneda's Bike" from the anime film "AKIRA" will be sold again. The product will be in stores from May 2021.
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The world-famous movie "AKIRA" will be screened in "Dolby Cinema". The film will be shown at 7 cinemas nationwide from December 4th, 2020. The original "AKIRA" is based on the comic of the same name, which was serialized in "Young Magazine" from December 1982 by Ootomo Katsuhiro and became a worldwide hit. The movie "AKIRA" was produced in 1988, with Ootomo, the author of the original work, directing the film himself. The production period was three years and the total cost of production was one billion yen, which was an unbelievable amount of time, labor, and techniques used in animation at the time. This time, at the end of " 2020" in which the film takes place, it will be screened in "Dolby Cinema", which achieves the ultimate cinema-immersive experience by combining state-of-the-art HDR video technology "Dolby Vision" and the stereophonic technology "Dolby Atmos" with theater design optimized for the movie experience (interior colors, space design and seating arrangements). By remastering 4K scanned images from 35mm master positive film into "Dolby Vision" HDR images, the contrast, brightness and color gamut of "AKIRA" images have been reconstructed in a way that was impossible to achieve with conventional formats. Bright lights and deep details in the dark areas that would have been lost in the previous format are now expressed, creating an immersive experience unlike anything seen before. The screening of "AKIRA" in Dolby Cinema will begin on December 4th at seven theaters nationwide, including the Marunouchi Piccadilly in Tokyo. (C) 1988 Mushroom/Akira Production Committee
Otomo Katsuhiro's manga "Akira" Vol. 1 has achieved its 100th reprint, which is the first in Kodansha Comic history. This achievement was obtained after 36 years since its first release and also 2020 is the setting of the work. At the same time, comments from Otomo have also been released.
"AKIRA" is a worldwide famous representative work of Otomo Katsuhiro which had obtained a nomination in The Will Eisner Comic Industry Award, as well as an award in Grand prix de la ville d'Angoulême, and others.
The setting takes place on "Neo Tokyo", which was re-developed due to the Tokyo Olympics in 2020. In reality, there is an over-lap with the actual Tokyo, and it has become a hot-topic due to it being a "premonition".
After the initial release in 1984, it had undergone several reprints and had achieved its 100th reprint on Sep. 25, 2020.
The selling price has remained the same despite the bookmaking cost for this single book and the continuous reprint with the same specification caused a few problems to arise.
The first is the deterioration of the production art. As the reprint after the 60th reprint has to be messy, the production art was stored as a data after going through high resolution scanning.
Then, there is a problem with the cover's color. The previous reprint has a fine coloring but as the number of reprints increased, the coloring has started to change and from the 70th to 80th reprint, the packaging looks like a pirated version. After that, the coloring was adjusted back to 3 to 4 year back.
Also, as the manufacture of the paper used for the comic main content has stopped, the 100th reprint will be using a different paper instead.
The 100th reprint of Vol. 1 is scheduled to be available at storefronts on early-Oct.
"The anime movie festival in ABEMA Siege of July" will be held on "Anime 3 channel" of "ABEMA" from Jul. 24. During the festival, more than 80 anime movies including "Yowamushi Pedaru The Movie", "AKIRA", "In This Corner of the World", the movie trilogy of "Mobile Suit Gundam", will be streamed for free for 50 days. During this festival, more than 80 anime movies will be streamed for free for 50 days in summer. "Yowamushi Pedaru The Movie" and "AKIRA" will be streamed from Jul. 24, and the movie trilogy of "Mobile Suit Gundam" and other anime movies will be streamed from Jul. 26. From Aug. 1, "Yu Yu Hakusho: The Movie - Poltergeist Report" will be streamed for the first time on "ABEMA". From Aug. 8, "Yu-Gi-Oh!: The Dark Side of Dimensions" will be streamed. From Aug. 9, "MOBILE SUIT GUNDAM NARRATIVE" will be streamed for the first time on "ABEMA" as well. The schedule after Aug. 10 will be announced at the end of Jul. as "The anime movie festival in ABEMA Siege of August". Please check it out. "The anime movie festival in ABEMA Siege of July" will be started on "Anime 3 Channel" of "ABEMA" from Jul. 24, 2020. (C)Watanabe Wataru(Weekly Shonen Champion)/ Yowamushi Pedaru The Movie Production Committee (C)Arakawa Hiromu・HAGAREN THE MOVIE (C)1988 Mushroom/AKIRA Production Committee (C)2019 Kono Fumiyo・Futabasha/"In This Corner of the World" Production Committee (C)Sotsu・Sunrise (C)2016 Sato Tsutomu/KADOKAWA ASCII MEDIA WORKS/The Irregular at Magic High School The Movie Production Committee (C)1994 "Yu Yu Hakusho: The Movie - Poltergeist Report"Production Committee （C）SUNRISE／PROJECT L-GEASS Character Design (C)2006-2017 CLAMP・ST (C)Carlo Zen・KADOKAWA/The Saga of Tanya the Evil The Movie Production Committee (C)Takahashi Kazuki STUDIO DICE/ "Yu-Gi-Oh!"The Movie 2016 Production Committee (C)Omori Fujino・SB Creative/"Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?" The Movie Production Committee (C)Usui Yoshito/Futabasha・SHIN-EI ANIMATION・TV ASAHI・ADK 2001 (C)Usui Yoshito/Futabasha・SHIN-EI ANIMATION・TV ASAHI・ADK 2003 (C)Usui Yoshito/Futabasha・SHIN-EI ANIMATION・TV ASAHI・ADK 1999
Facing the 10th anniversary of the foundation on June 2021, the animation studio MAPPA has decided to hold a special stage on June 27, 2021. Also, guests and anime that will be participating in this event have been announced. Animation Studio MAPPA is a well-known animation production company known for working on titles such as "Dorohedoro," "Sarazanmai," "BANANA FISH," "Yuri on Ice." The event 'MAPPA STAGE 2021 -10th Anniversary' is a special stage full of thanks to those fans who have supported them for the last 10 years since the foundation of the company. 5 titles will participate on the stage: "Jujutsu Kaisen," "'Attack on Titan' The Final Season," "Zombie Land Saga Revenge," "Heion Sedai no Idaten-tachi," and "RE-MAIN." Also, the participation of the following guests has been decided: Enoki Junya, Uchida Yuma, Kaji Yuuki, Inoue Marina, and Hondo Kaede. 'MAPPA STAGE 2021 -10th Anniversary' will take place on June 27, 2021, at Tokyo J:COM Hall Hachioji. Newest information will be announced through the official Twitter account of MAPPA and others. Please check for further information. (C) Akutami Gege / Shueisha, Jujutsu Kaisen Production Committee (C) Isayama Hajime, Kodansha / "Attack on Titan" The Final Season Production Committee (C) Zombie Land Saga Revenge Production Committee (C) Amahara, Coolkyousinnjya, Hakusensha / "Heion Sedai no Idaten-tachi" Production Committee (C) RE-MAIN Project
The first original goods for the "'Animage and Ghibli Exhibition': Ghibli Began with a Single Magazine”, which will be held at Matsuya Ginza in Tokyo from April 15, 2021, have been revealed. The line-up includes a tapestry designed by "Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind" and a plush toy of “blue” Teto. "'Animage and Ghibli Exhibition': Ghibli Began with a Single Magazine” is an exhibition that looks back at the origins of Studio Ghibli by focusing on the "editorial" side of Suzuki Toshio, the producer of Studio Ghibli who has been involved in numerous hit works. During the exhibition, about 150 original exhibition items will be available such as a plush toy that recreates the “blue” Teto from the November 1983 issue of Animage, a tapestry with the opening design of the movie "Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind," items with the design of the castle of Laputa surrounded by the strange and beautiful rotting sea plants and greenery, and items that express iconic scenes from the film by silhouettes. "'Animage and Ghibli Exhibition': Ghibli Began with a Single Magazine” will be held at Event Square on the 8th floor of Matsuya Ginza from April 15 to May 5. After that, the exhibition will tour around Japan, including Ishinomaki, Miyagi. For more information, please visit the official website. (C) 1984 Studio Ghibli - H (C) 1986 Studio Ghibli (C) 1988 Studio Ghibli (C) 1989 Eiko Kadono - Studio Ghibli - N
From "Idolish7", Trigger's 2nd album 'VARIANT' will be released on June 23. To commemorate the album release, their online live performance 'Trigger Live Cross "VARIANT"' will be held in the summer of 2021. The live key visual is also available. Trigger's 2nd album 'VARIANT' will be released on June 23, 2021. It is a conceptual original album thatwas made with a concept, and also includes a new songs. First-run Limited Edition A and First-run Limited Edition B respectively includes a download card featuring a different part of original drama. The common original jacket visual for First-run Limited Edition A/B and Normal Edition is created by Tanemura Arina. It was also announced that 'Trigger Live Cross "VARIANT"' will be held in the summer of 2021 to commemorate the album release. Please look forward to further information to come. Trigger's 2nd album 'VARIANT' will be released on June 23, 2021. (C)Idolish7 (C)BNOI / Idolish7 Production Committee
"8th New Chitose Airport International Animation Festival" has been decided. It will be held onsite in New Chitose Airport Terminal, Hokkaido and online. For the onsite, it will be held for 4 days from November 5 to November 8, 2021. "New Chitose Airport International Animation Festival" is a film festival that gathers all the latest animation work from all around the world in New Chitose Airport that is making rapid progress to become an entertainment airport as well as a gateway to connect Hokkaido to the world. This is the world's first film festival held in the airport that started in 2014 with the objective of "The film festival transmitting throughout the airport and can only be held in an airport". In 2019, it has recorded the highest number of attendance, which is approximately 43,000 local and overseas attendances. Due to the coronavirus last year, this festival was held both onsite and online, and the total online view has exceeded 100,000. This year, it will also be held in both onsite and online in New Chitose Airport Terminal just like last year and it will deliver the exciting experience of the animation that can only be felt "now", It will be held in the airport for 4 days from November 5 to November 8, 2021, while the date for the online format will be announced in the future on the official website. Also, the category of the competition, which is the main event of this film festival, are the short and long featured animation, open for students as well that is the same as last year. The application will start on April 19. For the short featured animation, other than the usual short animation move, GIF, VR, digital animated comic, and movie installation works are also applicable for this category. Do check out the official website for more information on the application detail and method.
It’s been announced that there will be a special screening of the movie "Reconguista in G - Go! Core Fighter'' in commemoration of director Tomino Yoshiyuki, creator of "Mobile Suit Gundam", being honored at the "Tokyo Anime Awards Festival 2021" in the Anime Merit Category. Tokyo Anime Award Festival 2021 (TAAF2021) is an international animation film festival to be held in Ikebukuro, Tokyo from March 12 to 15, 2021. This year's honorees in the Animation Merit Category include producer Suzuki, author Sakura Momoko, screenwriter Koyama Takao, director Tomino Yoshiyuki, animator Saida Toshitsugu, editor Seyama Takeshi, singer Isshu Kayo, and voice actor Hazama Michio. The special screening of "Reconguista in G - Go! Core Fighter" will be held on March 13 at Ikebukuro Cinema ROSA. “Reconguista in G III" is scheduled to be released this summer, so why don’t you anime fans who haven't seen the series yet take this opportunity, and fans who have already seen the series visit for a refresher? The special screening of "Reconguista in G - Go! Core Fighter" will be held at Ikebukuro Cinema ROSA from 10:30 am to 12:10 pm on March 13. The ticket is priced at 1,200 JPY (200 JPY more for a day-of-performance ). In addition to the above, "TAAF2021" will also include "YOUNG POWER 2021," in which professionals working at the forefront of the animation industry will give advice to selected student works. This year's guest lecturers are Nakatake Tetsuya, co-founder/director ofWIT STUDIO, Inc. and Watanabe Atsuko, animator/cartoonist, who also served as a member of the TAAF2021 competition first-round selection committee. For more information, please visit the official website.
To commemorate the 10th anniversary of the TV broadcast of "Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day", a special screening will be held at "Tokyo Anime Award Festival 2021" (hereafter, known as TAAF2021) "TAAF2021" is an international animation film festival that will be held from March 12 to March 15, 2021, in Ikebukuro. The "Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day" 10th anniversary's special screening on March 13 is consists of 3 episodes, which are Episode 1 "Super Peace Busters", Episode 5 "Tunnel", and Last Episode "The Flower Blooming on That Summer. After the screening, director Nagai Tatsuyuki and the character designer/ general art director Tanaka Masayoshi will appear and talk about their thoughts on that time as well as the production's secrets that can only be said now as 10 years have passed. "Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day" 10th anniversary's special screening will be held at Ikebukuro's Humax Cinema, from 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM, on March 13. The ticket is priced at 1,200 JPY (on-the-spot price is 1,400JPY). Further details can be found on the designated website. （C）ANOHANA PROJECT
To celebrate the receival of "Tokyo Anime Award Festival 2021" Anime Dedication Sector by the producer Suzuki Toshio from Studio Ghibli, "Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind" will be shown at the event. The online talk event by producer Suzuki will be held after the movie. "Tokyo Anime Award Festival 2021" (a.k.a TAAF2021) is the international animation movie festival held at Ikebukuro from Mar. 12, 2021, to Mar. 15, 2021. The Anime Dedication Award has been given to producer Suzuki Toshio, the author Sakura Momoko, the scriptwriter Koyama Takaki, the director Toyono Yuyuki, the animator Saida Shunji, the editor Seyama Takeshi, an artist Ijuu Kayo, and the voice actor Hazama Michio. "Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind" to celebrate Suzuki's award-winning will be held on Mar. 13 at Grand Cinema Sunshine at Ikebukuro. Producer Suzuki will appear on the stage after the movie as "a man who finds new value" to talk about the journey of ""Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind" becoming a movie from "Animage". This is a rare opportunity to focus on the animators working in the back and to learn about the process of animation being recognized as a part of the culture in the form of the movie. A special exhibition on award winners will be held following the previous year. The exhibition of 16 award winners and 1 company will be held together with "TAAF2020" award winners. (C) 1984 Studio Ghibli・H
"Tokyo 7th Sisters: Bokura wa Aozora ni Naru" is the latest animation of "Tokyo 7th Sisters". The opening 9 minutes of the anime has been revealed before the screening starts on February 26, 2021 in theatres. "Tokyo 7th Sisters: Bokura wa Aozora ni Naru" is an anime based on the idol nurturing game ""Tokyo 7th Sisters" that was released in 2014. The anime will focus on the main unit of "7th Sisters", "777☆SISTERS", as well as depicting an original episode that was not shown in the game. The video release is the first 9 minutes of the anime. The video starts with a scene from the office of the next-generation idol theater studio "777 (Three Seven)", also known as Nanasuta, which is familiar to fans.. The scenes of the unique members of newly debuted unit, 777☆SISTERS, like Harukabe Haru, being shot for the introduction video under the order of Rokusaki Coney can also be seen. "Tokyo 7th Sisters: Bokura wa Aozora ni Naru" will have a limited time screening from February 26, 2021, at Shinjuku Wald9, Tokyo and other theatres. （C）Project_t7s_A
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.
“Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation”, which had been announced to be animated, was decided to be broadcast as TV anime in 2020. In addition, the first visual depicting the four main characters and a PV by the new animation production company “Studio Bind” established for this work were released.