「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.
■Let's review Enoki-san's activity! Enoki Junya was born in October 19, 1988 in Tokyo. After graduating Atomic Monkey's Voice Actor and Actor Laboratory, he affiliated himself in Atomic Monkey. Up to this day, he have appeared in various anime, including "Mobile Suit Gundam NT" as Yona Bashta, "Jojo's Bizarre Adventure: The Golden Wind" as Pannacotta Fugo, "The Idolm@ster SideM" as Maita Rui, and "Katsugeki Touken Ranbu" as Horikawa Kunihiro. In 2021 winter season, he played Itadori Yuuji in "Jujutsu Kaisen", Red Blood Cell <AA2153> in "Cells at Work! BLACK", and Shimoda in "Heaven's Design Team". He also appeared in the variety show called "Ningen Kansatsu Variety-Monitoring" (Human Observation Variety Show-Monitoring) for fake voice actor audition of "Jujutsu Kaisen". He gained high attention for appearing together with the voice actor Kimura Subaru. He participated in the young voice actor project called "8P" together with Hatanaka Tasuku, Nogami Shou, Yashiro Taku, Ransberry Arthur, Kousaka Atsushi, Masuyama Takeaki, and Chiba Shouya. In the streaming live, he participated in the variety show with a workout outfit, he had self-speaking sssion, or dressed-up as a female high school student... He also dressed-up as a beautiful business woman for April fools in 2018. ■Mysterious Enoki Junya had a nickname "Heartless Monster"... Enoki-san is actually a shy man. When he appeared as a guest in "Voice Actor Ken-Yuu Club", a variety show run by Horiuchi Takao and Terashima Junta, he told the audience that he did not speak for full 3 days when he was an elementary school student. Moreover, he is recognized as "a unique man" from producer, and Terashima teased him that Enoki's eyes were dead. During "Seiyu to Yoasobi" (ABEMA show), he received the nickname, "Heartless Monster". Uchida Maaya and Shimono Hiro asked questions in the same show on the last November based on Enoki's facial expressions and "insanity". ■Having a relative member in voice actor field!? The voice actress Anzai Chika, known for Kousaka Reina in "Sound! Euphonium" and Sugawara Niina from "O Maidens in Your Savage Season", is a relative of him. He held a family talk with Anzai-san in her own radio show called "Anzai Chika Ichika Bachika". ■He will appear in many works in 2021! In 2021 spring season, he will play Manaka Ren in "SSSS. DYNAZENON", Tamaru Kai in "It's Disgusting to Call This Love", and Nko in "Space Academy". In 2021 Summer season, he will play Yuito Sumeragin in "SCARLET NEXUS" and Mukai Naoya in "Kanojo mo Kanojo". We look forward for his further growth. (C) Akutami Gege/ Shueisha, Jujutsu Kaisen Production Commmittee (C) Tsuburaya Production (C) 2021 TRIGGER Amamiya Tetsu/ "DYNAZENON" Production Committee
The Manga Awards were announced in March 2021. The nominations started in 2008, and this year marks the 14th anniversary. In this article, we will introduce some of the "works that have been made into anime" among the many popular works that have been nominated for the Grand Prize. ■2009 Winner "Chihayafuru” This is a work about "Hyakunin Isshu competitive karuta" (karuta is a Japanese card game) by Suetsugu Suetsugu, serialized in "BE-LOVE" (Kodansha) since 2008. At first glance, karuta may seem unremarkable, but the story is not a cultural story, but rather a sporty and passionate battle. In addition to the competition, the characters' growth, friendship, and romance are also carefully depicted, making the readers' hearts beat faster with anticipation. Originally, the target audience of the magazine was mainly women in their 20s and 30s, but the readership has expanded to include elementary, junior high, and high school students, as well as male readers. It also contributed to the karuta boom by increasing the number of spectators at competitive karuta tournaments and the number of people who started attending karuta classes. The anime started in 2011 and up to the 3rd season has been aired as of 2021. It was directed by Asaka Morio and produced by Madhouse. The voice actors include Seto Asami, Miyano Mamoru, and Hosoya Yoshimasa. ■2011 Award "March comes in like a Lion” This is a "Shogi" (Japanese chess) manga serialized in "Young Animal" (Hakusensha) since 2007. The author is Umino Chika, the author of "Honey and Clover" which has been adapted into many media. The main character, Kiriyama Rei, is a 17-year-old young professional shogi player, and the three sisters who are kind to him, as well as the psychological descriptions of the players with rich personalities, are all expressed with great precision. The anime ran for a second cour over the course of 2016-2018. The role of Rei was played by Kawanishi Kengo. The cast also includes Kayano Ai, Hanazawa Kana, Kuno Misakio, and Okamoto Nobuhiko. Directed by Shinbo Akiyuki and produced by Shaft. It is also worth noting that popular artists such as BUMP OF CHICKEN, YUKI, UNISON SQUARE GARDEN, and Yonezu Kenshi were in charge of the theme song. In 2017, a live-action movie starring Kamiki Ryunosuke was also released. It was a hot topic with a gorgeous cast including Sometani Shouta, Takahashi Issei, Nakamura Tomoya, and Sasaki Kuranosuke as the professionals that Rei plays against. ■2012 Award "Silver Spoon” This is a manga set in an agricultural high school by Arakawa Hiromu, known for "Fullmetal Alchemist" and "The Heroic Legend of Arslan ", serialized in "Weekly Shonen Sunday" (Shogakukan) from 2011 to 2019, and made into an anime and a live-action movie. Due to his rebellion against his father, Hachigen Yuugon enters an agricultural high school without a purpose or a dream for the future. There, he meets a group of unique friends who have entered the school with their own visions for the future. Hachigen struggles with the unfamiliarity of farming and experiences "growing," "eating," and "living" with them, despite worrying all the time. While this is a coming-of-age story with comedy elements, it is also a work that will make you realize the "reality" of the agricultural industry and think again about "taking life". The anime aired its second season from 2013 to 2014. It was directed by Ito Tomohiko Ito (1st season) and Deai Kotomi (2nd season), and produced by A-1 Pictures. The main character, Hachigen, was played by Kimura Ryohei in the anime version, and by Nakajima Kento of Sexy Zone in the movie version released in 2014. ■2016 Award "Golden Kamuy” This work is an adventure drama set in Hokkaido at the end of the Meiji era, written by Noda Satoru. It has been serialized in Weekly Young Jump (Shueisha) since 2014, with 25 volumes already published and a total circulation of over 15 million copies (as of March 2021). The story follows Sugimoto Saichi, a former army soldier known as the "Immortal Man," and Asirpa, an Ainu girl, as they battle various forces over a gold bar. The key to the location of the gold is the prisoners who escaped from Abashiri Prison. You might think that they are diabolical people ......, they are all people with dangerous sexual habits relative to their cruelty. Their stories of hedonistic killers, cannibalism, and bestiality ...... leave a vivid impression on the reader, never to be forgotten again. The tense life-and-death battles with the perverts are exciting, but the Ainu culture, which has been meticulously covered, is another highlight. The hunting, dismantling, and eating, including the cooking scenes in the magnificent nature of Hokkaido, looks delicious and makes you realize the "providence of the natural world. The anime began airing in 2018, and a third series was produced in 2020. The voice cast includes Kobayashi Chikahiro, Shiraishi Haruka, Ito Kentaro, Tsuda Kenjiro, and Hosoya Yoshimasa. Directed by Namba Hitoshi and produced by Geno Studio. ■2018 Award "BEASTARS” This is an "animal" anthropomorphic work by Itagaki Paru, serialized in "Weekly Shonen Champion" (Akita Shoten) from 2016 to 2020. The story takes place in a world where carnivores and herbivores coexist. However, in the school where the main character, a boy named Legoshi, is a gray wolf, there is an "eating incident". In addition, despite being a carnivore, he falls in love with a herbivore rabbit girl. The illustrations are slightly deformed, and the animals, which look almost real, speak, giving the story a unique atmosphere. However, the worries, conflicts, and struggles of the animals in the story resonate with the audience in a way that is no different from our own. In addition, the story, which is based on the biggest "rule" in the animal world, "eat or be eaten," is filled with raw "life”. It will be adapted into an anime in 2019, directed by Matsumi Shinichi and produced by Orange. The cast includes Kobayashi Tomohiro, Ono Yuuki, and Senbongi Sayaka, and a second season was broadcast from January to March 2021. ■2019 Award for "Astra Lost in Space” This is a science fiction story by Shinohara Kenta that was published on the website “Shonen Jump +” from 2016 to 2017. In the near future, a high school student on a camping trip to a planet is lost in space due to an accident. How long will the energy and food in the spaceship last, and who is the culprit who intentionally caused the accident? ...... Many readers were surprised to learn that this is a full-fledged science fiction story that includes survival and mystery, written by Shinohara-san, known for his school comedy "SKET DANCE". It's a short story with only five volumes, but there are many foreshadowing lines scattered throughout, and the truth that leads to the conclusion will leave you feeling refreshed after reading it. Of course, it is also packed with gags. The anime was directed by Ando Masaomi, produced by Lerche, and aired in 2019. The voice cast includes Hosoya Yoshimasa, Minase Inori, Shimazaki Nobunaga, Kurosawa Tomoyo, ◇◇◇ In addition to this, the 2020 Grand Prize winner "Blue Period" (written by Yamaguchi Tsubasa) will also be animated in 2021. Masunari Koji will be the general director, Asano Katsuya will direct, Yoshida Reiko will write the series composition and script, Shitaya Tomoyuki will design the characters, and Seven Arcs will produce the animation. There are also a number of nominated works in this season's spring anime. 2011 9th "Mashiro no oto" (Author: Ragawa Marimo) 2015 8th "My Hero Academia (5th season)" (Author: Horikoshi Kohei) 2018 5th "To the Immortal You" (Author: Ooima Yoshitoki) And the 2021 Grand Prize went to "Sousou no Frieren" (original work: Yamada Kanehito, art: Abetsukasa). After the announcement, the response was huge, and SNS was filled with readers' joyful voices. The fourth volume of the comics has just been released (as of March 2021), and expectations are high for the future development of the story. These are the works that won the "Manga Grand Prize". If you are interested in any of these works, please check them out.
"Evangelion" has finally become a memory. On Monday, March 8, 2021, the final installment of the "Evangelion" series, "Evangelion: 1.0 You Are (Not) Alone," was released. With this, "Evangelion" finally found a place in my "memories" folder. Ever since the summer of 1997, when I stood in line all night at the theater , and the movie left an impressionwhile people were still calling me "weird," to people wthen the lights went out, I couldn't see an end of "Evangelion" until now. At the time, I told myself that I didn't agree with it, but that it was good that I didn't agree with it, because it was like "Eva". But there must have been another possibility. There was always the possibility of an "Eva" that would conclude neatly. "Evangelion: 1.0 You Are (Not) Alone" was more complete than I had imagined, and it firmly settled everything that had been left undone in the 1995 TV series and that had not been fully depicted in the 1997 film version. Right up until the moment I watched the film, I was still in the same mood I was in in 1997, thinking that in a sense, the beauty of "Eva" lies in the fact that it never finished. That's why I couldn't hide my surprise at how well "Eva" was completed. But that wasn't the only surprise. I think that "Evangelion: 1.0 You Are (Not) Alone" depicted something that Anno Hideaki had not (or could not) depicted before. In this film, Anno-san praised the small activities of nameless people, the preservation of their modest lives. Miyazaki Hayao, the director in 1997, once criticized Anno Hideaki, for his inability to depict crowds. In the battle scenes of Neon Genesis Evangelion, which is generally referred to as an old drama, there are certainly few crowds, and the story is all about the human characters within a few meters radius of Ikari Shinji. It is a difficult task to depict crowds in anime. However, Miyazaki-san drew the crowd scenes in "The Wind Rises" with a great deal of effort, as if to say that each person in the crowd has a soul. This is an attitude that Anno-san may not have had in the past. But in "Evangelion: 1.0 You Are (Not) Alone," the crowds are clearly in focus. When I saw the nameless engineers frantically assembling the equipment for Operation Yakushima in "Evangelion: 1.0 You Are (Not) Alone", I felt a big change, but this film goes even further in its depiction of the lives of ordinary people, and portrays them as irreplaceable. Anno-san says that the most important thing is to live such a normal life. The activities of these people seem to be like the reconstruction of postwar Japan, and also overlap with the people of Tohoku who are trying to recover from the Great East Japan Earthquake. Anno-san, who portrayed post-war Japan and post-3.11 Japan in "Shin Godzilla," may have introduced such elements into the film. At the end of the film, the story of Ikari Shinji's emotional journey, with its various elements, was resolved in a way that I felt was the only way. Stories of father-son conflict may be commonplace. But to portray such a commonplace thing head-on was an absolutely necessary "rite of passage" to end "Eva". And what awaited us after the rite of passage was, of course, growth. "Evangelion" became a memory. That is, of course, in order to "grow up". It is a natural thing for people to grow up one day, but "Evangelion: 1.0 You Are (Not) Alone" faced this natural thing with renewed sincerity. For someone like me, who could not face such a natural thing, it was dazzling. Looking back now as a "memory," I feel that 26 years of thinking about "Evangelion" was not so bad. I can now say without a doubt that the phenomenon of Evangelion is a good memory. To be a memory is to be a thing of the past, and to be able to make it a thing of the past is a very happy thing. The images in this article were taken by the author and editorial staff.
February 5 is twins day, this comes from the Japanese play on words "Fu (2) Tago (5)" (twins). There are many twin characters in anime works. Many of the characters look exactly alike, and when they stand together, they look twice as cute. But in fact, their personalities may be opposites, or they may appear to be good friends but hide a deeper relationship. ......! In this article, I'll focus on the relationship between the twins. ■"Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World" Ram and Rem When Natsuki Subaru dies, time rewinds to a few days before his death through an ability called "Return by Death" (Shinimodori). The main character, Natsuki Subaru, uses this ability to overcome difficulties. The maids working at the Rosewall mansion, where the severely injured Subaru takes refuge, are the twin sisters, Ram and Rem. They are almost the same height and have short haircuts that cover one eye. However, the difference between the red-haired Ram and the blue-haired Rem is obvious at a glance (and by the way, one of the sister's breasts are also larger!) The twins look cute in their gothic maid outfits, but they are actually demons. Rem, in particular, is not as cute as her adorable appearance, but she has a high level of fighting ability that allows her to kick away demonic beasts with her spiked iron ball (Morning Star). The twins, Ram and Rem, are expected to share the household chores of the Rosewall mansion, but ...... most of the work is done by Rem. Ram doesn't work much. On the other hand, Ram has a caring side that uses picture books to teach Subaru letters, but the reason for teaching him is because "if Subaru learns to read and write, Ram's work will be reduced"! Although Ram has a tendency to slack off a bit, Rem has absolute trust and the highest regard for her sister Ram. She is not only good at cooking, but also at cleaning and laundry, even though she asserts that she is better at it than her sister. The reason for this is connected to her distant childhood past. Her older sister, Ram, was a genius girl who excelled in the demon tribe from a very young age. On the other hand, Rem, who was a dropout, was in the opposite position as the present, being compared with her superior sister and feeling narrow-minded. In the meantime, the village of demons is destroyed by a witch cult attack. Ram struggles to fight alone, but her horn, the source of the demon's strength, is broken off. At that moment, she speaks out her dark true feelings that lie deep inside of her. ...... "It is finally broken." Rem feels happy, even if only for a moment, that her good friend and favorite sister has lost her demon powers. As she continues to blame herself, Rem decides to dedicate the rest of her life to redeeming herself to Ram. "I should be able to do everything that my sister could do for me from now on. My sister would have done this. She's better than that. She can do better. If I can't even do that well, I'm worthless." The reason for Rem's extreme self-sacrifice and low self-esteem is sad. But the encounter with Subaru will change Rem. What Ram doesn't have, Rem does. This is the first time I've ever seen such a thing. Subaru's kindness invites her to stop comparing herself to her sister and look to the future. This may be the moment when Rem goes from feeling guilty about Ram to being an equal sister. ■"Jujutsu Kaisen" Zenin Maki and Mai "Jujutsu Kaisen" depicts the activities of sorcerers who exorcise the negative emotions (curses) created by humans. Many people are fascinated by the designs of the evil spirits and the stylish battles. Zenin Maki, one year senior to the main character Itadori Yuuji, is a rare sorcerer who has no spell power at all, despite being in a position to exorcise curses. That's why she wears glasses that allow her to see the curses, and combined with her ponytail, she is a very beautiful woman with a dignified and exuberant look! She is a dependable older sister type (in fact, Itadori's peer, Gisaki Noboru, calls her "Miss"). Maki's sister, Zenin Mai , who is enrolled in the Kyoto school, is the one that Maki and her friends from the Tokyo school of spellcraft technology met at a social event. She has short hair compared to her sister, and uses a series of provocative swear words against Nobara who she's never met before. ...... Although she's a twin, her appearance and personality are the complete opposite of Maki's! Mai also calls her sister Maki "You" and not her name. However the relationship is cooling down. Even in the exchange game, she aims her gun at Maki with hostility. Her sister, on the other hand, intercepted her with a Japanese sword. Yes, even the weapons they use are "swords vs. pistols", and their fighting styles are very contrasting. Maki cuts in half the bullets that Mai shoots with a single swing of her sword. It's a cool thing to see her do, just like Matsuzaki Ginji in "Black Lagoon". You don't have to be Nobara to fall in love with her. The reason for this superhuman physical ability is because Maki has the "Tenyo Juju", which is a spell that allows her to have inhuman physical abilities in exchange for spell power. This is one of the reasons why Mai, who has no talent, is jealous of her sister. But that's a small matter. There's a much bigger reason why she hates Maki so much. The twin sisters were born into the prestigious Zenin family, but were not blessed with any talent in spell casting. Despite the fact that they were both dropouts, Maki and Mai were always holding hands together in their childhood. Maki, however, is a highly ambitious woman who is determined to push forward into the future. However, Maki is an ambitious woman who "pushes forward with her future," and she doesn't like being oppressed, so she leaves the Zenin itation House as if she were half-insulated. Mayori, who was left behind, could not forgive her sister. She carries the frustration of being betrayed and hatred towards her sister. After the battle, when Maki asks her why she left, she says, "You're a liar ....... She hides behind the words "I hate you. Deep down, she still loves her sister. The gap between them may be too deep for them to reconcile right now. I hope to see more scenes of the two of them fighting together, shoulder to shoulder or back to back, against the evil spirits. ■"Higurashi When They Cry" Sonozaki Mion and Shion Mion and Shion are identical twins, with Mion being the older sister and Shion the younger. Mion is the older sister who takes good care of the children and is the leader of the Hinamizawa Branch School where the main character goes to school, but she is also a bit crass. Shion, on the other hand, is a polite girl with the air of a lady. She works part-time at a family restaurant, wearing a cute uniform. When the two girls are together, Shion, who looks mature but is actually passionate, often plays a trick on Mion, who looks delirious but is actually sensitive, but they are basically good friends. However, their relationship is a bit complicated due to their family background. Their family, the Sonozaki family, is one of the three most powerful families in the village, and Shion is the heiress of the family. However, Shion, despite being a twin, is not only not qualified to do so, but is also kept away from the Sonozaki family for one reason or another, and the two live in separate places. In the story, we see how Mion is torn between her position as the heiress of the Sonozaki family and her desire to protect her friends at school, and how Shion becomes emotionally involved, thinking that if she were in Mion's position, she could have handled things better. Even so, it is beautiful and moving to see these two people, who understand each other's position well, encourage each other in the end to face the tragedy. ■"To LOVE Ru: Darkness" Nana and Momo The twin sisters in this work, Nana Asta Deviluke and Momo Velia Deviluke, are the second and third princesses of the planet Deviluke, which rules the galaxy. Nana is a cheerful and energetic girl, but she can be a bit stubborn and childish. Momo, on the other hand, looks innocent and dainty, but in fact she has two sides to her, and is a bit of a black-hearted devil. In this work, Momo is trying to get the girls around her to get together with Rito for the "Harem Plan" to create a harem centered on the main character, Rito Yuki, but Nana is opposed to this. Nana has a conservative and old-fashioned view of love ...... and has very little sexual knowledge, so she is not very good at sex. Momo, on the other hand, wants to be a part of the harem so that she can bond with Rito without having to worry about her sister, the first princess. For this reason, she is always bold in her approach to Rito, and even tries to get her twin Nana into Rito's harem. Nana is conservative and pure-hearted, while Momo is liberal and free-spirited, and even though they are twins, their values regarding love are completely opposite. Even so, Nana and Momo are staying with Rito today, and despite their different values, they live together like kittens playing together. ◆◆◆ The relationship between twins varies. There are incompatibilities and difficult family situations. Even though they quarrel and rebel against each other, deep inside they are thinking about each other. ...... I would like to warmly watch over them. Why don't you pay attention to the "twin" characters and enjoy the anime? (C) Akutami Shita / Shueisha, Jujutsu Kaisen Production Committee (C) 2020 Ryuukishi07 / Higurashi When They Cry Production Committee (C) Tappei Nagatsuki, published by KADOKAWA / Re:Zero to Start Otherworldly Life 2 Production Committee (C) Kentarou Yabuki, Saki Hasemi/Shueisha, Toraburu Darkness Production Committee
From TV anime "SHAMAN KING", pre-release of scene cut for episode 2 "Another Shaman", scheduled on Thursday, Apr. 8, 2021, have been made. "SHAMAN KING" is about the story of a competition held once in 500 years called "Shaman Fight", where the exchanger of sprits-Shamans- fight for the title of the planetary king. Takei Hiroyuki started the manga "Shaman King" from 1998 to 2004 in "Weekly Shonen Jump" from Shueisha. He started drawing "SHAMAN KING FLOWERS" from 2011 to 2014 in "Jump Kai", and he is currently serializing "SHAMAN KING THE SUPER STAR" in "Shonen Magazine Edge". In episode 2, Manta meets another shaman called Dao Ren in the graveyard, where he met with You. Ren's goal was to obtain the strong spirit called Amidamaru. You and Manta witness the scene of Ren fighting back the delinquents. You, who cannot accept Ren's action of taking away life easily, proposes a fight against Ren. "SHAMAN KING" episode 2 "Another Shaman" will be broadcast from Thursday, Apr. 8, 2021, at 5:55 PM on TV Tokyo. (C) Takei Hiroyuki, Kodansha/ SHAMAN KING Project. TV Tokyo
It has been announced that Morita Masakazu will play as an additional cast member for the TV anime "SHAMAN KING", which will start broadcasting on TV Tokyo from April 2021. At the same time, his comments have arrived. "SHAMAN KING" is the story of Asakura Yo, one of the "shamans" who can communicate with gods and spirits, who aims to become the "Shaman King", the king of the stars who controls all things in the universe, and fights in the "Shaman Fight", which is held once every 500 years to compete for the title. The new chapter of the original manga "SHAMAN KING THE SUPER STAR" by Takei Hiroyuki is currently being serialized in "Shonen Magazine Edge". Morita Masakazu plays Mosuke, a blacksmith who used to be a great friend of Amidamaru's, and the one who struck Amidamaru's favorite sword, Harusame, 600 years ago. Morita commented, "Whether you've been a fan for a long time or this is your first time, I'm sure you'll all enjoy this work!" The TV anime "SHAMAN KING" will start broadcasting in April 2021 on TV Tokyo. Comments from Morita Masakazu who plays Mosuke --Could you tell us about the appeal of this work? I am of the generation that started reading "SHAMAN KING" when it was first serialized. The word "shaman" itself was something that appeared only briefly in the Japanese or world history, but it was an existence that somehow gave me a sense of ancient romance. This fascinating existence appears in the present day, which meant exciting enough for me. --Could you tell us about your enthusiasm for playing as Mosuke? This work is being produced as a completely new anime. I'm honored that I could play a part in the beginning of it. Whether you've been a fan for a long time or this is your first time, I'm sure you'll all enjoy this work! Thank you for your support! (C) Takei Hiroyuki, Kodansha / SHAMAN KING Project., TV Tokyo
The completely new TV anime series "SHAMAN KING" will be broadcast on TV Tokyo from April 2021, and the teaser visual and teaser PV have been released.
In addition to Youko Hikasa, who plays the main protagonist Asakura Yoh, comments from the cast who stay from the broadcast of 2000, Konishi Katsuyuki as Amidamaru, Hayashibara Megumi as Anna, and Takayama Minam as Hao, have also arrived.
"SHAMAN KING" is a fighting story about Asakura Yoh, one of the "Shamans" who can interact with gods and spirits and aims to become the king of the stars "Shaman King", who can control everything in this world, battles for a position in "Shaman Fight", which opens once every 500 years.
The original manga by Takei Hiroyuki is currently serialized under the title "Shaman King: Super Star" in "Shonen Magazine Edge".
The teaser visual released this time, shows Yoh facing the front with a dignified expression holding "Harusama".
The teaser PV shows Yoh facing Hao, Amidamaru, and Anna, while Yoh stays in the Over-Soul form "Spirit of Sword Hakuho". Please, check out the finished broadcast in April 2021.
As for the cast, Hikasa Youko will be playing the main protagonist, Asakura Yoh. Konishi Katsuyuki will be playing the role of Amidamaru, Hayashibara Megumi will be playing the role of Anna, and Takayama Minami will be playing the role of Hao, as they have been doing from the TV anime series in 2000.
Moreover, the production staff includes director Furuta Jouji known for "The Seven Deadly Sins" and "Gekijouban Uta no Prince-sama: Maji Love Kingdom", Yonemura Shouji as a scenarist, Sano Toshihiko as character designer, Hayashi Yuki as the music director, Mima Masafumi as the sound director, and Bridge (("FAIRY TAIL "etc.)) will be responsible for the animation production.
The TV anime series "SHAMAN KING" will be broadcast on TV Tokyo from April 2021.
In commemoration of the new TV anime adaptation, from "Shaman King" come various accessories, including pendants, clip-on earrings, and earrings inspired by the "Sword of Thunder" and the "Futsunomitama Sword". Preorders are currently available at "Premium Bandai". The pendant, clip-on earrings (one ear), and earrings (one ear) inspired by the "Sword of Thunder" are based on the treasure sword which was first used by the Chinese character Len Tao as a medium for the Over Soul. The pattern of the dragon is accurately modeled by laser processing. It is made of silver, partially oxidated, and features a gimmick of the sword blade. Also, the box is made with golden hot stamping. The pendant, clip-on earrings (one ear), and earrings (one ear) inspired by the "Futsunomitama Sword" are based on the stone sword which was used by Hao's younger brother, Asakura Youkyo, as a medium for the Over Soul. The numerous scratches on the stone sword have been recreated by modeling, and the surface, which is made of silver, has been lavishly painted in clear red. It is a high-class item delivered in a paulownia box. "PB Limited Edition 'Shaman King' Sword of Thunder Pendant / Clip-on Earring / Earring [Secondary Order: Shipping from Oct. 2020]" is priced each at 14,300 yen (including tax). "PB Limited Edition 'Shaman King' Futsunomitama Sword Pendant / Clip-on Earring / Earring [Secondary Order: Shipping from Sep. 2020]" is priced each at 14,300 yen (including tax). The product is currently available for pre-order on "Premium Bandai" until Jul. 19, 2020, and shipping is scheduled for Sep. 2020. (C) Takei Hiroyuki / Kodansha
To celebrate the completely new anime adaptation of "Shaman King", the apparel item "PB Limited 'Shaman King' Shaman Fight in Tokyo 2000 Official T-shirt" based on the "traditional Patch Crafts made carefully by the Patch Tribe" is now on sale again. Pre-orders are now being accepted at "Premium Bandai". "PB Limited 'Shaman King' Shaman Fight in Tokyo 2000 Official T-shirt" is the 2nd release of the product series featuring the main characters of the story arc "Shaman Fight in Tokyo 2000", which are Asakura Yoh, Tao Ren, Horohoro, Marco, Iron Maiden Jeanne, Hao, and Princess Hao. The front is a full-color print, while the back is a super lavish and monochromatic over-sized print version , and also the print area of the front is about 125% larger than the previous series (theoretical value). The line-up includes a total of 25 variations of which 13 types are white and 12 types are black. "PB Limited 'Shaman King' Shaman Fight in Tokyo 2000 Official T-shirt" is priced at 4,888 yen (including tax) with preorders available at "Premium Bandai" until 11:00 p.m. on Jul. 19, 2020, while shipping is scheduled for Aug. (C) Takei Hiroyuki / Kodansha
The outline and advance cut-scenes of episode 1 "Osamake: Romcom Where The Childhood Friend Won't Lose" of the TV anime "Osamake: Romcom Where The Childhood Friend Won't Lose" (broadcast date on April 14, 2021) have been released. "Osamake: Romcom Where The Childhood Friend Won't Lose" is based on the romance comedy light novel written by Nimaru Shuichi, illustrated by Shigure Ui, and published by "Dengeki Bunko" that has exceeded a total of 800,000 copies in circulation. Recently, childhood friend heroine has a very high rate of being the "losing heroine" in the romance comedy work, so "Osamake: Romcom Where The Childhood Friend Won't Lose" was created to all childhood friend's fans, who wish for the childhood friend character to win the heroine race once in a while. The title for episode 1 is "Osamake: Romcom Where The Childhood Friend Won't Lose" In winter during his first year of high school, the main protagonist Maru Suehara falls in love with his schoolmate, Shirokusa Kachi, the genius novelist. As this was his first love, time passes without him taking any actions, and while he is being teased by his bad friend Kai Tetsuhiko and his childhood friend Shida Kuroha, he happened to hear that Shirokusa has a boyfriend. Suehara becomes depressed as his heart broke before he gets to confess. Then, the plan that Kuroha advises him is "Haru, let's have revenge--". The broadcast date of episode 1 "Osamake: Romcom Where The Childhood Friend Won't Lose" of "Osamake: Romcom Where The Childhood Friend Won't Lose" is on April 14, 2021, on TOKYO MX and other channels. (C) 2021 Nimaru Shuichi/ KADOKAWA/ Osamake Production Committee
The outline and advance cut-scenes of episode 2 "Companionship" of the TV anime "The Saint's Magic Power is Omnipotent" (Broadcast date: April 13, 2021) have been released. "The Saint's Magic Power is Omnipotent" is based on the same-name light novel written by Tachibana Yuka and drawn by Shuri Yasuyuki. The 20-year old workaholic worker, Takanashi Sei got summoned to another world as a "saint" after being surrounded by a mysterious light on the night when she came back home after finished working overtime, which marks the start of the other world slow life fantasy. The title of episode 2 is "Companionship". Sei's potion that saved the life of a dying knight become popular and as a reward, she has established a kitchen in the laboratory. Since this world doesn't have a habit of using herbs during cooking, Sei's hand-cooked meal with herbs has even amazed the head Johan as it was delicious. A few days later, Yohan introduced the commander of the Knights of the Third Order, Albert to Sei as he was the knight that Sei saved. The gentle smile of the owner of the blue-grey eyes, Albert has caused Sei to become unease. Furthermore, there is also a new encounter awaiting her in the royal library. The broadcast date of episode 2 "Companionship" of the TV anime "The Saint's Magic Power is Omnipotent" is on April 13, 2021, on TOKYO MX and other channels. (C) 2021 Tachibana Yuka, Shuri Yasuyuki/ KADOKAWA/ "The Saint's Magic Power is Omnipotent" Production Committee
From the TV anime "Odd Taxi", the summary and advance scene cut of the 2nd Episode "How to Spend a Long Night", which started airing on April 12 (Mon), 2021, have been released. “Odd Taxi" is an original anime scripted by Konomoto Kazuya, who has made a splash with "Setoutsumi " and "Black School Rules". It shows the seemingly pointless interactions between 41-year-old cab driver Odokawa (CV. Hanae Natsuki) and his peculiar passengers, which lead to a case involving the "disappearance of a girl". The title of the 2nd Episode is "How to Spend a Long Night.” Today, Odokawa picks up various customers and even goes to a sauna. The 2nd Episode of "Odd Taxi," "How to Spend a Long Night," started airing on April 12, 2021 on TV Tokyo and other stations. The 2nd Episode will start at 2:05 A.M. (C) P.I.C.S. / Odokawa Transportation Partners
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.