「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.
A trailer for Saudi Arabia’s first-ever feature anime film ‘The Journey’, co-produced by Saudi Toei Animation and Arabia’s Manga Productions, has been released. Set in ancient Arabian Peninsula, ‘The Journey’ tells the story of the people of Mecca including the protagonist Aws fight against the invader Abraha. It is a film filled with action and drama that depicts the characters believing in themselves and making a way to their future. The trailer shows the scene where the people of Mecca and Abraha’s invading army, who offers ruthless conditions, get into a furious fight. Fighting against the absolute force of the invaders, Aws, a boy with dark past, decides to get his hand onto his sword to protect his loved one and their future. Sakuji Yoshimura, an archeologist who has watched the film on step ahead of the public, gives comment “This film tells us what we should not forget in our lives”, and Ryota Fujitsu, an anime critic, says “This film gives us implications that are critical when we think about the future relationship inbetween ‘ANIME’ and the world”. The trailer shows us the essence of Arabian entertainment and raises our expectations towards the film. ‘The Journey’ will be released on June 25, limitedly at Shinjuku Wald 9 and Umeda Burg 7. Promotion: Toei Agency （C）2021 Manga Productions
From "Ryoma! Rebirth Movie The Prince of Tennis" (Release date will be September 3), a trailer and poster with a meaningful catchphrase have been revealed. "Ryoma! Rebirth Movie The Prince of Tennis" is based on "The Prince of Tennis" and "The New Prince of Tennis" written by Konomi Takeshi. This work depicts the episode of the three months between these works. A trailer released this time includes an in-depth depiction concerning the main story just like "Cho Tokuho", released at 'Jump Festa Online 2021' in December 2021, featuring a family photo with young Nanjirou and Ryoma, Ryoma and Sakuno taking a car ride together with the Nanjirou family, and young Ryoma showing deep interest in Sakuno. The video also contains many scenes that give a glimpse into the story, such as the face-to-face scene between Ryoma and Nanjiro, who is hoping to see a match from Nanjiro's player days. At the end of the video, 21 familiar player characters from the original story are all gathered together. It also gives a brief glimpse of the main story such as a scene of Nanjirou and Ryoma, who is excited to see the match during the Nanjirou's playing days, meeting face- to face. Moreover, a poster with a catchphrase, which seems to have a profound meaning, has been unveiled. The main copy is 'Go beyond your limits even if the entire world turns on you. (tentative)'. Other copies are 'The boys travel through time to stop their fathers' retirement. (tentative)', 'The whole human play！ The first descent of "The Prince of Tennis"－Sing X Dance X Play New sense of adventure!' "Ryoma! Rebirth Movie The Prince of Tennis" will be released nationwide on September 3, 2021. （C)Konomi Takeshi / Shueisha (C)
“Mobile Suit Gundam: Hathaway’s Flash" (to be released on May 7, 2021) has released the first 15 minutes and 53 seconds of the film for free ahead of its release. The original story of "Mobile Suit Gundam: Hathaway’s Flash" is a novel of the same title written by Tomino Yoshiyuki, which deeply inherits the world view of "Mobile Suit Gundam: Char’s Counterattack," which depicts the final battle between Amuro and Char. The story depicts the new battle being waged by the anti-Earth Federation government movement "Mufti" on the vertical axis, and the intersecting fates of its leader Hathaway Noa, the mysterious beautiful girl Gigi Andalucia, and Federation Colonel Kenneth Sleg on the horizontal axis. In the beginning of the film, we see Hathaway, Gigi, Kenneth, and others meeting on the way to Earth. It also shows the "one incident" that starts the story. “Mobile Suit Gundam: Hathaway’s Flash" will be on screenreleased on May 7 at all Roadshow theaters, and on the same day a limited edition Blu-ray will also be sold at all theaters that screen the filmreleased. As a bonus, the novel "Mobile Suit Gundam: Hathaway’s Flash", volume 1 and a newly recorded reading CD will be included. (C) Sotsu, Sunrise
The cut-scenes of "Rurouni Kenshin: The Beginning" (Release date: June 4) were released prior to the release of "Rurouni Kenshin: The Final" on April 23, 2021. "Rurouni Kenshin: The Final/ The Beginning" will be shown in 2 parts and is based on the final episode of the original work "Jinchu Arc", which depicts the ultimate climax with Enishi, and "The Beginning" that depicts Kenshin’s past that closes in on the mystery of the cross-shaped scar and is based on the "Remembrance arc". "Rurouni Kenshin: The Beginning" depicts Himura Kenshin, who is acting as an assassin under the leader of the revolutionaries of Choshu Domain, Katsura Kogorou, during the turmoiled Bakumatsu period. This film is the origin of Kenshin, who is feared as the strongest Manslayer "Himura Battousai". The appearance of the fearful yet beautiful Himura Battousai (Satoh Takeru), his wife Yukishiro Tomoe (Arimura Kasumi), the leader of revolutionaries of Choshu Domain who caused the birth of "Battousai the Manslayer", Katsura Kogorou (Takahashi Issey), as well as the leader of the third squad of the Shinsengumi, Satou Hajime (Eguchi Yousuke) can be seen in the cut-scenes. Please do watch how their fate will turn out to in the theatres. "Rurouni Kenshin: The Final" will be released on April 23 while "Rurouni Kenshin: The Beginning" will be released on June 4. (C) Watsuki Nobuhiro / Shueisha (C) 2020 Movie "Rurouni Kenshin: The Final" Production Committee (C) Watsuki Nobuhiro / Shueisha (C) 2020 Movie "Rurouni Kenshin: The Beginning" Production Committee
"SAY YOU TO YOASOBI [Shimono Hiro x Uchida Maaya] # 2" was broadcast on the new future TV "ABEMA" "Anime LIVE Channel" on April 20. This time, "Celebrate Hiro's 41st Birthday SP" was dedicated to celebrating Shimono's birthday. In addition to "'Birthday tradition! Hiro's costume change' to the doctor's uniform", which was announced in the previous broadcast (# 1), programs such as "Hiro-kun's Question 41" and "Kyoshou, Uchida kantoku ni yoru Takeru mi gekijou" were held. "Celebration Hiro-kun's 41st birthday SP" was a special event to celebrate Shimono, who reached 41-years old on April 21, the day after the broadcast. First of all, at the opening, Shimono appeared wearing a juban (underwear for kimono). Uchida burst into laughter as he slowly walked toward the studio, "I thought a pervert had come in," and Shimono lamented, "Foolish" and "I looked more pervert than you can expect." After receiving cake and gifts with Shimono's photos and messages from fans, Shimono decided to "change clothes" to the costumes announced in the previous (# 1) broadcast. He changed into the costume inspired by the Japanese romance doctor drama called "Takeru", which was Uchida's request. When Shimono dressed as a doctor appeared , Uchida was very excited, saying, "Oh no! I'm dead.", "It looks great. Good!" The audience also laughed embarrassedly at the acclaimed comments such as "It's cool!", "White clothes are the best!", and "I want to meet a doctor like this!" In the second half of the program, "Kyoshou, Uchida kantoku ni yoru Takeru mi gekijou"("Let's master the Takeru-like atmosphere! Presented by Director Uchida") was held. There Uchida, dressed as a director, gave acting guidance to transform Shimono into a "Tsundere Doctor". Shimono whispers to the head microphone the lines according to the situation, such as "Dr. Takeru measuring the patient's body temperature" and "Dr. Takeru and new nurses". Shimono responded to Uchida's detailed direction, "Touch a forehead with your forehead!", "You are kind, but your words are strong", "Doctor, do you really like me? Why do you say this? This director is strict, isn't she? " As the corner progressed, Uchida started asking, accelerating the play, "Do you hear the sound of Shimono-san's heart in the stethoscope? Can you hear my heartbeat? It's getting faster after meeting you, right?-This is it!, " What about me? "(That line) is the best! I'm not here.","If you're in trouble, I'll ask you what you're worried about." ) Shimono, who responds to Uchida's acting guidance, was worried about the viewer's reaction, "I don't know the correct answer,, "I'm thrilled about coming comments", and "Was it really good?", "My heart is pounding", "Cool", "Close!", "It's already good! It's really embarrassing.", and other exciting comments. After that, Shimono, who had a series of disgusting lines, said that he enjoyed it, saying, "It's fun to play because I'm an actor, even though I'm a voice actor," and "I'm scared to see broadcast." Then, when the program was about to end, Uchida took out a letter saying with tears in her eyes, "A little something from me...". "Shimono-san, who became my third-year companion. I'm glad to be with you this year.", "Shimono-san is a big black pillar and our cool hero. I love you." Shimono reacted, "Man, why you are that serious...Letters makes me cry" with tears in his eyes. At the end, Shimono closed the 41st birthday SP by thanking the viewers, "2021 has just begun! I hope everyone will enjoy it. Thank you for your continued support." "SAY YOU TO YOASOBI [Shimono Hiro x Uchida Maaya] # 2" is limited to ABEMA Premium and is being streamed on "ABEMA Video". In addition, "ABEMA Premium" also delivers "SAY YOU TO YOASOBI Premium [Shimono Hiro x Uchida Maaya] # 2" where you can see limited videos such as after-talk, so I please check it too . (C) AbemaTV, Inc.
April 22 is Saito Souma's birthday. Saito Souma won the Excellence Award at the 2nd 81st Audition in 2008, and later made his debut as a voice actor. He won the Best Rookie Actor Award at the 9th Seiyu Awards and the Singing Award at the 13th as a member of Hypnosis Mic. In 2021, he is scheduled to appear in a variety of titles, including "Moriarty the Patriot" and "Mobile Suit Gundam: Hathaway’s Flash”. So, to wish Saito Souma a happy birthday, we conducted a reader survey titled "Who is your favorite character played by Saito Souma?” We received responses from 723 people during the survey period from April 8 to April 15. The male to female ratio was about 5% male and 95% female, with the majority being female. The age group was mainly young, with about 60% under 19 and 30% in their 20s. ■”Ainana”’s Kujou Ten Tops for Third Year in a Row; New Series Expected 1st place The 1st place went to Kujou Ten from "Idolish Seven". With an approval rating of about 28%, he took the top spot for the third year in a row. There were comments such as "I was struck by the fact that he is the youngest member of TRIGGER but plays the role of the center, is a perfectionist, and doesn't let his fans feel sad", "His professionalism and stoicism are similar to Souma-kun's, and I can respect both of them", and "Although he is a perfectionist, he also has a boyish youthfulness, and Souma-san's voice really matches him". From July, the third season of "Idolish Seven Third BEAT!" will be broadcast. There were comments like “The third season will focus on TRIGGER, so I'm looking forward to it!” 2nd place In 2nd place was Yumeno Gentaro from "Hypnosis Mic -Division Rap Battle-". With a support rate of about 25%, this is the second year in a row that he has come in 2nd. “It feels fitting that the role of the novelist is played by Souma, a book lover. The way he plays Gentaro, whose facial expressions and tone of voice change from one novel to the next, from glossy words, to mischievous lies, to a strong figure who earnestly protects his friends, is wonderful!” and "The reason for his popularity is that he can enjoy a variety of performances. ‘I'm sure that the line 'It's a lie' shot everyone's heart’” As for rapping, many fans were captivated by his literary and beautiful lyricism. 3rd Place 3rd place went to William James Moriarty of "Moriarty the Patriot”. With a support rate of about 12%, the main character of the title, which is currently airing its second cour, came out on top. As the second son of the Moriarty family and the famous nemesis of Sherlock Holmes, the protagonist of this work attracts fans with his mysterious voice, such as "His elegant, intelligent, and mysterious personality matches Saito-san's voice and acting, which is wonderful" and "His lustrous and somewhat underhanded voice leaves an impression. I'm sure you'll agree. I was surprised to hear that she was able to distinguish between the gentle voice of a university professor and the lustrous voice of a criminal advisor.” ■Here are some of the other comments! For Tsubasa Okui from “TSUKIPRO THE ANIMATION”. "He's cool and confident, but he's actually making a lot of effort, and he cares about SolidS as a unit. I love the Tsubasa-like gestures that Saito-san suddenly shows at events.” As for "Terror in Resonance" Twelve, they said, "Behind his cheerful and cheerful personality, you can see his loneliness, solitude, and darkness, and I think he's a very memorable character”. As for Vinegar Doppio from "JoJo's Bizarre Adventure," they said, "Doppio's expression of both timidity and ferocity is superb. In particular, the phone ring tone was perfectly reproduced and is truly the best.” For Aoi Hinata of "Ensemble Stars!”, "I like the way she is kind to her twin brother Yuta. She plays two roles and has a great singing voice”. In the 2021 Edition of the survey, titles from works whose anime aired in 2020-21 were prominent. There are many titles that have new series coming up, and we can expect to see how the rankings will change next year. Looking over the Top 20 lineup, we can see a wide variety of characters ranked in, including elementary school actors and non-human characters. ■Top 20 Ranking [Who is your favorite character played by Souma Saito? 2021 Edition] 1st Kujou Ten: "Idolish Seven” 2nd Yumeno Gentaro "Hypnosis Mic -Division Rap Battle-". 3rd William James Moriarty "Moriarty the Patriot” 4th Yamaguchi Tadashi "Haikyu!” 5th Tsurumaru Kuninaga “Touken Ranbu -ONLINE-“ 6th Aoi Hinata "Ensemble Stars!” 7th Okui Tsubasa"TSUKIPRO THE ANIMATION 8th Aoi Yuuta "Ensemble Stars!” 9th Twelve "Terror in Resonance” 9th Namazuo Toushirou "Touken Ranbu -ONLINE-“ 9th Honda "Skull-face Bookseller Honda-san” 12th Kain "Kyoukai no RINNE” 13th Vinegar Doppio "JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: The Golden Wind 13th Mizuno Tasuku "Sanrio Danshi” 15th OkamotoTama "Uchitama? – Uchino Tama Shirimasennka? –“ 16th Kamijou Haruta "Haruchika - Haruta to Chika was Seishun Suru” 17th Takao Yuuto "12 years old” 17th Yamagi Gilmerton "Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans” 19th Utsumi Shou "SSSS.GRIDMANN” 19th Hermes "Kino no Tabi -the Beautiful World- the Animated Series” 19th Tatsumi Madarao "Ai★Chu” 19th Reiya "#Compass [Combat Providence Analysis System]" (Response period: April 8, 2021 to April 15, 2021) ※ This questionnaire is part of a survey of readers' awareness of current anime works and characters and is not intended to determine the superiority or inferiority of any one character or work. We hope that this article will provide you with an opportunity to learn about new works and characters and deepen your understanding and interest in them.
The smartphone game app “Jumpuchi Heroes”, which has a lot of “Weekly Shonen Jump” characters, started to broadcast a new TV commercial from April 21, 2021. This TV ad is about playing shiritori (Japanese word game) with the narration by Taketatsu Ayana. A comment from Taketatsu has arrived.
"Jumpuchi Heroes" is popping PRG of "Friendship, Hard Work, and Victory" that started from March 2018 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of "Weekly Shonen Jump". Under the story of taking down the demon king that put the heart of darkness in Jump characters, the historical line-up of the Jump characters are the appealing point of the app. Exciting battle by the characters can be enjoyed by simply tapping on the screen that recreates the important scenes from the original manga.
The new TV ad released this time connects the heroes and heroines from "Weekly Shonen Jump" manga with the narration by Taketatsu Ayana.
Taketatsu started the recording session relaxingly by pronouncing the names of the characters and the special moves with the rhythms. She focused on the practice of pronouncing the names rapidly, and even when she was asked, "do you want to have the character names shorter, when pronouncing rapidly?", she answered, "No, I want to continue what I am doing".
She changed the tone of her voice several times and some staff are charmed by her variety of skills.
The TV ad "Character Shiritori Arc." of "Jumpuchi Heroes" will be broadcast from April 21 around Japan except for few regions. the 2nd TV ad is upcoming on April 28.
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.