“Night Head 2041” is scheduled to start in July 2021. Ahead of the anime broadcast, information about the project’s development in various media has been announced.
“Night Head” is a TV drama from 1992, the shocking title fascinated many fans and earned a cult following. The title will be brought back after almost 30 years as an original anime “Night Head 2041”, with Iida Jouji, the director of the TV drama, as the scriptwriter.
The new “Night Head” depicts the conflict between the Kirihara brothers, Naoto and Naoya, who suffer from being psychics and wander around to find a place they belong, and the Kuroki brothers, Takuya and Yuuya, who belong to the national security force and hunt down the Kirihara brothers.
Information about the “Night Head 2041” project’s development in various media has been announced ahead of the anime broadcast.
The manga “Night Head 2041” will start its serialization on Yanmaga Web from April 28, drawn by the up-and-coming illustrator, Ogawa Kei. An illustration featuring the Kirihara nad Kuroki brothers was also released in advance.
Also, the novel “Night Head 2041” by the draft/story editor of the anime, Iida Jouji (cooperation: Azusa Kawato) has also been announced.
And a stageplay adaptation is also in process.
TV anime “Night Head 2041” will be broadcast on Fuji TV “+Ultra” and other channels from July 2021.
(C) Iida Jouji / Night Head 2041 Production Committee
It has been announced that the TV anime "Seirei Gensouki" will be broadcast on TV Tokyo and BS Fuji from July 2021. At the same time, the first key visual and PV were released, and it was also revealed that the OP theme will be sung by Kouno Marika and the ED theme by Onishi Aguri.
Based on the light novel by Kitayama Yuri published by "HJ Bunko", "Seirei Gensouki" is a fantasy story of reincarnation in another world where a boy with memories of his previous life and present life confronts his destiny.
One day, Rio, an orphan boy living in the slums, regains his memories of his previous life as a university student in Japan, and an incident leads him to enter a prestigious academy where the children of noble families gather. As he climbs up from the bottom of the class society, he meets and parts with many people and shatters his harsh fate.
The first key visual released this time depicts Latifa, a fuchsbau (half fox half person) girl, running with a smile on her face, and Rio, who gently watches over her.
The first PV, which was unveiled at the same time, shows many characters surrounding Rio and captures the heroines in full glory.
The OP theme is "New story" by Kouno Marika and the ED theme is "Elder flower" by Onishi Aguri, and a part of the sound source of the OP theme "New story" was used in the first PV.
We have also received comments from Takano-san and Oonishi-san, so please check them out as well.
The TV anime "Seirei Gensouki" will start airing on TV Tokyo and BS Fuji in July 2021.
As this was my first opening theme song, I put a lot of energy into singing it while learning about the work. It's a song that brings a refreshing breeze to the profound story.
I hope to make the anime as exciting as this song, so please look forward to it!
My name is Onishi Aguri, and I will be performing the ending theme song for the TV anime "Seirei Gensouki”.
I was very surprised when I first heard about this honorable opportunity as a solo artist, but I'm more than happy to have it.
The song has a cool worldview that is perfect for the work, and I was able to push myself to express myself in a new way, which was very stimulating.
The lyrics that are considerate of the characters and audiences are also very appealing, and I hope you will enjoy the song along with the work.
I'm also looking forward to the broadcast of the TV anime, so please look forward to it as well!
(C) Kitayama Yuri, Hobby Japan / "Seirei Gensouki" Production Committee
The movie of the "Manga artist father X daughter" story that is filled with laughter, affection, and a bit emotional scenes, called "Kakushigoto Movie" has been decided. The released date was announced to be on July 9, 2021, and the teaser visual & teaser video were released as well.
"Kakushigoto Movie" is a work to commemorate Kumeda Kouji in the manga industry for 30 years. This movie is a compilation of the TV anime "Kakushigoto" with additional scenes and it will depict another ending that was not shown in the TV anime.
The teaser visual is a cut-scene of the 18 years old Hime taken from the teaser video.
"Kakushigoto Movie" will be released in July 2021 in Japan's nationwide theatres.
(C) Kumeda Kouji, Kodansha/ Kakushigoto Movie Production Committee
It was revealed that the character designer of "Frozen", Jin Kim will handle the design of the songstress Belle in the latest work of director Hosoda Mamoru, known for "Summer War" and "Mirai", "Belle". Also, the latest trailer is revealed and the voice of Belle could be heard from it.
Jin Kim is a character designer that handled various character designs of Walt Disney Animation Studio, such as "Frozen", "Tangled", and "Moana". It was revealed that he will handle the character design of the songstress Belle.
Also, the concept art of the internet space that housed more than 5 billion users from around the world, is handled by Eric Wong, a British architect/ designer that is living in London.
Other than that, the director Tomm Moore and Ross Stewart from Ireland's animation studio "Cartoon Saloon" will also participate in this work. Thus, making this work to be participated by various elite creators from around the world.
Also, in the trailer, the appearance of the songstress Belle by Jin Kim can be seen while the translucent and firm singing voice could be heard.
As the information on the cast members still remains unknown, do look forward to the future announcements.
The film "Belle" will be released in nationwide Toho affiliated theatres in July 2021.
(C) 2021 Studio Chizu
"NIGHT HEAD" has enjoyed a cult following since the TV drama series aired in 1992. It has been decided that the new original TV anime "NIGHT HEAD 2041", based on a script by the original creator Iida Joji , will be broadcast on "+Ultra" from July 2021.
After 30 years, the original TV animation "NIGHT HEAD 2041" will be revived with a script written by Iida Joji, the original writer and director of the TV drama.
In addition to the brothers, Kirihara Naota and Naoya, who were suffering due to their supernatural powers in the TV drama version, this anime features another pair of brothers, Kuroki Takuya and Yuya, who are hunting them down as part of the National Security Forces. The anime spins a new story for "NIGHT HEAD".
It is produced by Shirogumi, which has created a wide range of works from VFX-enhanced live-action works to TV animations. This film is the directorial debut of Hirakawa Takamitsu, who worked as a CG director on "Etama" and "Revisions". The original character design is by Ogure Ito, who is known for his beautiful and delicate characters in "Air Gear", "Tenjo Tenka", and "Bakemonogatari".
In the teaser PV, it starts from the streets of Shibuya in 2041. You can see Takuya and Yuuya engaging in gun fights, Kirihara Naoto using his super power and Naoya, Naoto's younger brother, in the teaser video.
NIGHT HEAD 2041" is scheduled to be broadcast in July 2021 on Fuji Television's "+Ultra" and other channels.
(C) NIGHT HEAD 2041 Production Committee
“Komi can’t communicate," will be adapted into an anime in October 2021. Koga Aoi will play the role of Komi Shouko, Kajiwara Gakuto will play the role of Tadano Hitohito, and Murakawa Rie will play the role of Osana Najimi.
The original story of "Komi can’t communicate" is a "communicative disease" comedy serialized in "Weekly Shonen Sunday" by Oda Tomohito, which has sold over 5 million copies in total.
The story is about a first year high school student, Komi Shouko, who is a beautiful girl who everyone looks up to, but her face freezes up when she tries to talk to other people because of her extreme communicable disease, and she struggles to achieve her goal of “making 100 friends”.
Along with the decision to make an anime adaptation, a teaser visual, a teaser PV, and information on the main cast and staff have been released.
Koga Aoi will be playing the role of Komi Shouko, Kajiwara Gakuto will be playing the role of Tadano Hitohito, and Murakawa Rie will be playing the role of Osana Najimi, Ayumi Watanabe of "Koi wa Ameagari no Yoni" will be the general director, Issei Kawagoe of "Bungo to Alchemist: Gears of Judgement" will be the director, and the series composition will be Akao Deko of "I shaved. And then I brought a high school girl home."; character design by Nakajima Atsuko of "Tokyo Ghoul: re"; and animation production by O.L.M.
"Komi can’t communicate” will start airing on TV Tokyo and other stations in October 2021.
In addition, a campaign is currently underway on the official Twitter page, where three winners will be chosen by lottery to receive a reproduction of the congratulatory illustration by the original author, Oda Tomohito.
Komi Shouko (CV. Koga Aoi)
Komi can’t communicate.
She looks like a beautiful girl that everyone turns to, but she finds it extremely difficult to communicate and when she tries to talk to others, her face freezes up with nervousness and she thinks about how to talk to them and what to do afterwards. But the truth is, she wants to talk to people. Her dream is to “make 100 friends”.
Q1: What was your impression of this work?
First of all, when I picked up the book, I saw the title and the cover picture and thought, "Oh, there's something about this girl." The cover alone had an impact that piqued my interest.
The title, ""Komi can’t communicate," I thought it was interesting that there was a catchphrase which made it easy to understand what kind of girl the character was. I could relate to the realism of the situations that many of us experienced during our school days, and I found myself reading on and on.
There are a lot of characters with strong "personalities" in this work, the parts that I tend to think negatively about, or that I don't want people to see or know about, are portrayed as positive.
I thought it was a work that made me think, "Maybe I can accept this kind of me..." and gave me the courage to push those who are troubled.
Q2: What is your impression of the character you play and how enthusiastic are you about the role?
From the side, she is a cool, beautiful woman who everyone admires. However, in reality, she is not very good at communicating, and when people talk to her, she scares them even though she never meant to. She was confused, and even though she really wanted to get along with them, she couldn't get the words out. The more I got to know her, the more I felt that way, and the more I fell in love with her. (laughs)
I will do my best to portray her moving forward slowly but firmly, step by step, and to convey her thoughts and warmth in a few words.
Tadano Hitohito (CV. Kajiwara Gakuto)
Tadano-kun is just a person.
His goal is to read the atmosphere around him so that his "normal" self doesn't stand out in the class, and to live his high school life without any disturbance. However, he seems to be very good at understanding people's feelings, and sees that Komi can’t communicate, so he becomes her "first friend.
Q1: What is your impression of this film?
Komi is really adorable... as I read the original story I'm always struck by how she gradually expresses her emotions even though she's clumsy! In addition to Komi, all the other characters have distinct personalities, which reminds me of my own high school days, and I can't help but fantasize about how happy my student life would be if I had such friends around me... (laughs) I especially like seeing them at seasonal school events, festivals, and other events, and I can't help but cry as I read them, thinking about my school days that I can't go back to...! And personally, the covers are always too beautiful! I'm so impressed! Thank you so much, Oda-sensei!
Q2: What is your impression of the character you are going to play and what is your enthusiasm for the role?
I think that Hitohito is a boy who has the goodness of being normal! He was a little naughty in junior high school, but once he sees it objectively, he becomes normal. It reminds me of my own school days. (laughs) I actually once tried to be a little naughty, but then I realized how naughty I was and went back to normal, so I felt sympathy for him while reading! But I'm very communicative myself, so I admire people who treat me like a normal person like Hitohito-kun.
Every time I read it, I fall in love with it, so I'll do my best to play it charmingly!
Osana Najimi (CV. Murakawa Rie)
Osana Najimi is familiar.
She is Tadano-kun's childhood friend. Or rather, she is a childhood friend to everyone. Her communication skills are so high that she can get along with anyone in a matter of minutes, but she seems to have a hard time with Komi because of their "past relationship". She usually wears a skirt and dresses as a "female student," but she used to wear a school run and dress as a "male student" until middle school. Her gender is no longer known.
Q1: What is your impression of this work?
As I was cackling and laughing at the funny gags, I felt that one of the appealing aspects of the film was that it depicted human relationships in such a way that tears of laughter turned into tears of emotion, and that these human relationships were carefully drawn. I think we all want to watch Komi achieve her dreams, but I also think there is a real pleasure in watching her grow up.
Q2: What is your impression of the character you are going to play and what is your enthusiasm for the role?
I will be playing the role of Osana Najimi, a strong character with special abilities who has a mysterious side but also possesses tremendous communication skills. Although she is such a strong character, she fits in so well with everyone that she is everyone's childhood friend, so I hope I can bring out the best of her. I haven't recorded yet, so I don't know how it will turn out, but I'm very happy to be involved in "Komi can’t communicate.” I'll do my best so that everyone can enjoy it!
(C) Oda Tomohito, Shogakukan/Itan Private High School
Ishida Sui, the author of the popular manga "Tokyo Ghoul," which has been made into a TV anime and live-action series, started serializing his new manga "Choujin X" on the webcomic site "Tonari no Young Jump" from May 10, 2021.
“Tonari no Young Jump", where the new manga is distributed, is a webcomic distribution site by the editorial department of "Weekly Young Jump". Under the theme of "proposing encounters with characters that you want to have next to you when you're taking a moment to relax or when you've had a bad day," the site offers manga works completely free of charge and without registration. Currently, "One Punch Man," which is also popular in anime, is being serialized.
Ishida Sui, the author of the manga "Tokyo Ghoul" and the game "Jack Jeanne" (original story, character design, scenario), has announced a new serialization. The title is "Choujin X", and it will be about a battle action series with "superheroes".
On his Twitter page, he wrote, "I'd like to draw the backgrounds and finishes of this work by myself, so updates will be at a slow pace, but I hope it will be a companion for you in your spare time. Thank you for reading it”.
The first issue of the new manga "Superhero X" is now available on the webcomic site "Tonari no Young Jump".
The first volume of "Mobile Suit Gundam: Hathaway's Flash", a manga by Sabishi Uroaki that depicts the world after the events of "Mobile Suit Gundam: Char's Counterattack", was released on May 10, 2021.
The manga adaptation of "Mobile Suit Gundam: Hathaway's Flash" is based on "Hathaway's Flash", which was written as a sequel to Tomino Yoshiyuki's "Mobile Suit Gundam: Char's Counterattack - Beltorchika's Children". Sabishi Uroaki, who worked on the manga version of "Beltorchika's Children", is in charge of the adaptation.
Set in U.C. 0105, 12 years after Char's rebellion, the story depicts the life of Hathaway Noa, the leader of the secret society Mafty and the son of Bright Noa, rebelling against the even more corrupt Earth Federation.
Manga "Mobile Suit Gundam: Hathaway's Flash" vol. 1 is available for 640 JPY (tax excluded).
(C) Sotsu, Sunrise
The latest film from the 'Dragon Ball Super' series has been announced to be released in 2022. The author Akira Toriyama will be in charge of making the plot and script and designing characters. According to Toriyama, it is "a sequel film to 'Broly'" that has "novel visuals", and "an unexpected character plays an active role".
'Dragon Ball' had been serialized on 'Weekly Shonen Jump' for 10 years and 6 months. It is a legendary manga that has published 260 million copies around the world.
Even after finishing the serialization, the Dragon Ball series still creates TV anime shows, films, and games. The latest TV anime series 'Dragon Ball Super' produced by the author Akira Toriyama started in 2015, and 'Dragon Ball Super Broly' in 2018, the 20th film of the Dragon Ball series and also the 1st film from the 'Super' series, made over 13.5 billion JPY around the world.
The planning of this latest film began before the release of 'Dragon Ball Super Broly'. It is a film Toriyama put so much effort into that Toriyama himself made the plot, designed characters, and the lines, sticking to the details.
With the announcement of the latest film, Toriyama gave exciting comments such as "this movie is a sequel to 'Broly'", "an unexpected character will play an active role", and "the visuals are novel".
'Dragon Ball Super the Movie' (tentative) is planned to be released in 2022.
（C）Bird Studio/Shueisha（C）'2022 Dragon Ball Super' Production Committee
The 1st key visual of "World of Leadale", where the TV anime adaptation was just announced released, has been released. The key visual has depicted the high elf, Cayna and the daughter of the inn owner, Lytt.
"World of Leadale" is based on the same-name light novel written by Ceez and illustrated by Tenmaso.
Due to an accident, the young girl, "Kagami Keina" has to rely on the life-supporting system to stay alive and she is only able to move freely in the VRMMORPG "Leadale". One day, she lost her life due to the failure of the life-supporting system.
However, Keina found that she is in the 200 years after “Leadale” when she woke up. Then, she interacts with the residents in the world as the high elf "Cayna" with the lost skill and over-limit status. The "children" that she once created were among the residents.
This is the start of the relaxing adventure of the young girl that reincarnated in the game world with the unique companions.
In the first key visual, the relaxing appearance of the high elf, Cayna, who possessed the cheat level strength after being reincarnated in the game world, and the daughter of the inn owner, Lytt, who respect Cayna as an "elder sister", can be seen.
The broadcast date and the information on the cast members for the TV anime "World of Leadale" will be announced soon.
(C) 2021 Ceez, Tenmaso/ KADOKAWA/ Leadale Production Committee
“ONE PIECE novel HEROINES”, a collection of short stories featuring Nami, Robin, Vivi and Perona from "ONE PIECE" as main characters and depicting their "identities", has been decided to be released on June 4, 2021.
The collection of short stories is a book adaptation of “ONE PIECE novel HEROINES” series which was serialized in 'ONE PIECE magazine'. It contains episodes that can't be seen in the main story, such as Nami appearing in a fashion show, Robin helping to decipher the stone tablet with Koala and Sabo, Vivi who is the subject of rumors about her love letters, and Perona competing with Mihawk for wine. It also includes newly written stories that are a must-read for fans.
Also, the fashionable illustrations by illustrator Suwa Sayaka, which depict the heroines' charms to the fullest, are a must-see.
“ONE PIECE novel HEROINES” will be released on June 4, 2021. It is priced at 814 JPY (tax included). It will be released at the same time as JUMP COMICS “ONE PIECE” volume 99.
"The Moon, Leika and the Vampire Princess (Nosferatu)", which is being published by "Gagaga Bunko", will receive a TV anime adaptation. At the same time, it has been announced that Hayashibara Megumi will play the main character, Irina, and Uchiyama Koki will play the young man, Lev, who trains her.
Originating from the novel publishing website "Shosetsuka ni Naro", "The Eminence in Shadow" will be adapted into an anime.
The anime will bear the same name of the original work, which is a light novel written by Aizawa Daisuke. The novel has won 1st place in the "2019 New Light Novel General Election" under the category of New Literature, in the Books Division, selling a total of 1 million copies.
The protagonist Sid has always been obsessed with the idea of being an "eminence in shadow", not the protagonist neither the last boss, but a mob character who hides his true power, and secretly influences the story from the shadows. He gets the chance to re-enact his fantasy after being reincarnating in a different world. By the use of his overactive imagination, Sid in jest creates an imaginary evil organization to fight against, and subordinate girls who worship him. However, unbeknownst to him, he somehow becomes the actual eminence in the shadow, and his fabricated fantasies turns out be real. Sid must now lead the "Shadow Garden" which will destroy the darkness of the world.
The voice cast, broadcast and other information regarding the TV adaptation of "The Eminence in Shadow" will be announced in the future.
(c)Daisuke Aizawa Illustration: Touzai
The stage adaptation of the popular work from the creator group CLAMP that has over 13 million copies in circulation, "xxxHOLiC" has been decided. The visual has been released together with the announcement of the cast members.
"xxxHOLiC" is a popular work that is serialized on Young Magazine and has gotten various media mix developments, including a TV animation, animation film, and live-action drama. The stage play of the theatrical style "xxxHOLiC" will deliver the beautiful and aesthetic world using only males.
Also, it was decided that the cast members are Ota Motohiro and Sakamoto Shougo. Ota will be playing as the bewitching female that runs a wish granting shop, Ichihara Yuuko while Sakamoto will be playing as the high school boy that has a trait liked by "Ayakashi", Watanuki Kimihiro.
This dark fantasy depicting an abnormal life will be directed by Matsuzaki Fumiya (MANKAI STAGE "A3!" Series, "Tekkon Kinkreet", and "Mouryou no Hako"), and the script is written by Hata Masafumi ("Tekkon Kinkreet", and "Mouryou no Hako").
Theatrical style "xxxHOLiC" will start in fall 2021.
(C)CLAMP, ShigatsuTsuitachi CO.,LTD./ Kodansha
‘MANKAI STAGE "A3!"’, a stage adaptation of the handsome actor training game "A3!", will be adapted into two consecutive live-action films. "~SPRING & SUMMER~" will be released in December 2021, and "~AUTUMN & WINTER~" will be released in 2022.
This film is an adaptation of a stage production based on the handsome actor training game "A3!", which has been downloaded over 7 million times. The story is about a ragtag theater company that has lost its former glory, and how they train actors in order to rebuild it by holding successfully stage performances.
The cast of the film adaptation continues to consist of actors from "MANKAI STAGE 'A3!'", and we have received comments from Yokota Ryugi, Jinnai Shou, Mizue Kenta, and Aramaki Yoshihiko, who are the leaders of the "Spring Group", "Summer Group", "Autumn Group", and "Winter Group".
In addition to the announcement of the live-action film adaptation, a teaser video was also released.
‘MANKAI MOVIE "A3!" ~SPRING & SUMMER~’ will be released in December 2021, and ‘MANKAI MOVIE "A3!" ~AUTUMN & WINTER~’ will be released in 2022.
Yokota Ryugi as Sakuma Sakuya, leader of Spring Group
There is going to be a movie version of ‘MANKAI STAGE "A3!”’ so I'm so happy! I couldn't believe it when I first heard it was going to be made into a movie. I'm so excited to think that this work, which I've created with everyone and with the Director, is going to be shown in a new way on the big screen of a movie theater. It's a different kind of play from the stage! I'm not sure if I'll be able to do it well, but with everyone, I'm sure it will go well! I'd be happy if you could support us! The show never ends, no matter what happens. The show must go on, and we'll continue the play together in the movie! I'm looking forward to working with the Director again!
Jinnai Shou as Tenma Sumeragi, leader of the Summer Group
I'm Jinnai Shou, one of the people who was surprised by the film adaptation of the MANKAI STAGE "A3!
When I was asked to play the role of Tenma Sumeragi, the leader of the Summer Group, in the stage adaptation of the incredibly popular game app, I remember being so happy that I was almost overwhelmed by the pressure that exceeded my happiness.
However, as if to push away my anxiety, the director pushed me forward and continued to support me, and thanks to him, I have been living every day to deliver the best play with all my strength in the Summer Group's solo performance, the Autumn Group's solo performance, and the live performance. Of course, I watched from the same seats as the director as the baton was passed to the performances that I did not perform in, with a burning desire in my eyes.
I'm happy to be able to announce the film adaptation at this time, and to be involved in the work as Tenma.
I'm excited to be able to express myself in this film in a way that only Tenma, who has stepped into the field of film, can!
Kenta Mizue as Banri Settsu, leader of the Autumn Group
I was really surprised when I first found out that the story of “A3!” was going to be made into a movie!
I wondered how it would be filmed and what kind of form it would take.
I've always been excited about this, especially since it will be my first time in a movie!
I hope I can deliver the charm of "A3!", the Autumn Group, and Banri in a new way.
Please come and see it!
Aramaki Yoshihiko: Tsumugi Tsukioka, leader of Winter Group
This is a movie of MANKAI STAGE "A3!
I will be able to perform the flagship performance of each season again.
I want to film holding the nostalgic memories and fresh feelings, and deliver many thoughts to the people who will watch the film.
As the leader of the Winter Group, I feel a lot of pressure to close the flag-raising performance, but I hope I can make it bloom in full bloom as the Winter Group.
Please look forward to it.
(C) 2021 MANKAI MOVIE "A3!" Production Committee (C) 2022 MANKAI MOVIE "A3!" Production Committee
The BD & DVD of the music recital "ACCA: 13-Territory Inspection Dept. Regards," (held on November 8, 2020, in Maihama Amphitheater) featuring the voice actor Shimono Hiro and Tsuda Kenjirou, will be released on April 27, 2021. The photos of the footage novelty featuring the voice actors and the teaser PV have been released.
Music recital "ACCA: 13-Territory Inspection Dept. Regards," is a one-night limited live recital and live performance of the epilogue of the TV anime that takes place 1 year afterward. While being a replay, it restructure contents that make use of the footage of the OVA "ACCA: 13-Territory Inspection Dept. Regards".
The footage novelty that will be included in the BD & DVD is a 25 minutes interview of the performers before and after the performance. You will be able to hear the thoughts of Shimono Hiro, Tsuda Kenjirou, Suwabe Junichi, and others toward the music recital, the highlights of this work as well as the message to the fans.
The BD & DVD of the music recital "ACCA: 13-Territory Inspection Dept. Regards," will be released on April 27, 2021. The price for Blu-ray is 7,700 JPY (tax included) while DVD is priced at 6,600 JPY (tax included).
（C）Ono, Natsume/SQUARE ENIX, Bandai Namco Arts
"Scarlet Nexus", an anime adaptation, based on an upcoming game developed by Bandai Namco Entertainment and produced by Sunrise ("Gundam" series), will be released on July 1, 2021. The first PV and key visual have also been revealed.
"Scarlet Nexus" is baes on an upcoming game with the same name developed by Bandai Namco Entertainment, which is reputed to be a "brain punk action RPG".
The story is set in 2020 on the new calendar, where most humans are born with "brain power" which allows them to utilize their thought and consciousness to affect the outside world.
The story depicts Yuito Sumeragi and Kasane Randall being caught up in a cruel twist of fate. They belong to the Other Suppression Force (OSF), which consists of "people with supernatural abilities", and are tasked to suppress creatures known as the Others.
Along with the first PV and key visual, new characters and illustration of the Others have also been revealed. The cast members will be the same as the game.
"Scarlet Nexus" will be broadcast at TOKYO MX and other stations from 10:30 p.m. on July 1.
（C）BNEI / SUNRISE
The broadcast date of the TV anime "The Duke of Death and His Maid" has been announced. It is scheduled to premiere on July 4, 2021. The additional cast members, including Otsuka Hochu and Minase Inori, and new key visual have also been revealed.
"The Duke of Death and His Maid " is a manga by Inoue, which has been serialized online via 'Sunday Webry'. It has over a million copies in circulation and keeps gathering attention on social media.
The romantic comedy features 'Duke of Death', who has been spending his life alone since he was cursed and rejected by other people, and 'Alice', the duke's personal maid, depicting a story where Duke of Death is subjected to sexual harassment by Alice, and Alice is always trying to flirt with him.
A total of 5 additional cast members have been announced. Otsuka Hochu will play the role of Rob, who has been taking care of Duke of Death in place of his parents after he was disowned, Minase Inori will play the role of Viola, the duke's younger sister who is interested in love and sweets.
Kuramochi Wakana will play the role of Caph, a half-demon girl. Kamiya Hiroshi will play the role of Zain, a wizard with bird features who always attempts to flirt with girls he encounters, and Uchida Yuma will play the role of Walter, the duke's younger brother who always attempts to surpass him.
The comments have arrived from the cast members.
A key visual featuring Duke of Death and Alice looking at each other while they're blushing, and PV have also been revealed. The PV previews the opening theme song "Mangetsu to Silhouette no Yoru (Full Moon and Silhouette's Night)" by Duke of Death (CV. Hanae Natsuki) and Alice (CV. Mano Ayumi), and the ending theme song "Nocturne" by Alice. These songs will be both A-side singles and released on July 28.
The TV anime "The Duke of Death and His Maid Production Committee" will be released on Sunday, July 4, 2021, on TOKYO MX and other stations.
■Let's introduce the cast members' comments.
Otsuka Hochu (Rob)
He is a gentleman.
He seems to be a man with a shady history in the past, but I guess that it isn't the case.
He may seem to be a suspicious man with a terrible scheme in his mind, but I guess it isn't the case.
He just loves protecting and taking care of the Duke of Death.
I like such a character. (laugh)
He is sexy and makes me impatient, but I would like to watch over the pure relationship between the duke and Alice from afar.
Minase Inori (Viola)
She loves him, but cannot reach him.
This work depicts a bittersweet love story.
I always get butterflies whenever I see the Duke and Alice trying to make sure the feeling each other although he is always tossed about by her.
Viola, who I play, is so daring a character that she never minds cutting in.
Please enjoy Viola making funny faces!
Kuramochi Wakana (Caph)
I am Kuramochi Wakan, and will play the role of Caph.
I felt "The Duke of Death and His Maid" features a lot of beautiful things such as being considerate of others, protecting loved ones, family, and friends, when I read the original comic.
I will try my best to play Caph-chan, who is honest and affectionate but sometimes cool. Thank you for your continued support!
Kamiya Hiroshi (Zain)
I was selected as a cast to play Zain, and I binge-read the original comic！
I felt refreshed to see the duke and Alice's pureness.
The original story by Inoue-sensei and image by Yamakawa perfectly match, clearly and obscurely reproducing the original world-view, which is dark but beautifully pure with digital technique.
Please look forward to the anime adaptation of "The Duke of Death and His Maid"!
Uchida Yuma (Walter)
I am Uchida Yuma, and will play the role of Walter. This work features a sentimental duke and funny maid. The story makes me laugh but makes me feel somewhat painful at the same time, which will be the charm of this work.
I am excited to see how the anime adaptation develops. Please watch "The Duke of Death and His Maid ".
(C)Inoue / Shogakukan, The Duke of Death and His Maid Production Committee
It was announced that the first original water polo anime "Re-main" will start on July 3, 2021, on TV Asahi's midnight anime slot "NUMAnimation". Along with this announcement, the key visual and the additional cast members, including Uchida Yuuma, have been revealed.
"Re-main" is an original anime that is being produced by the first partnership between Nishida Masafumi ("Tiger & Bunny"), where he will handle the episode's scripts, general director, series composition as well as the music director, and the animation production company, MAPPA ("Jujutsu Kaisen").
The main protagonist of the story, Kiyomizu Minato quit water polo due to a certain happening in the winter of his third year in middle school. After he started high school, due to a certain promise with someone, he started water polo with the friends he met there. However, there are various difficulties faced by this small water polo club.
It was announced that the main protagonist, Kiyomizu Shimizu will be voiced by Uemura Yuuto, and the other participating voice actors are Nishiyama Koutarou, Kimura Subaru, Saito Souma, Furukawa Makoto, Hatanaka Tasuku, Hirose Daisuke, and Lynn. Now, three additional cast member that will be voicing the teammates of Minato during his middle school years, were announced.
Momozaki Riku, the ace of the water polo of Shogakukan High School, will be voiced by Uchida Yuuma, Kakihana Keita, the "motherly" existence that watches over everyone, is voiced by Yashiro Taku, while the optimistic, smiling Toguchi Kouki is voiced by Miyazato Shun.
Also, the latest key visual has been revealed. It is an emotional scene of summer, where 7 members of the Yamanami High School's water polo, including Minato, are taking a commemoration picture while they are cleaning the pool.
TV anime "Re-main" will start on July 3, 2021, on TV Asahi's midnight anime slot "NUMAnimation".
(C) Re-main Project
The teaser PV of the TV anime "Love Live! Super Star!!" has been released. This work will starts in July 2021, on NHK E-TV.
"Love Live!" is a "school idol project" that has various media development, including CD releases, anime, games, and live event, with the key word of "Minna de Kanae Monogatari (A story where every wish come true)".
The series "Love Live! Super Star!!" is the latest project that started in January 2020 after "μ's", "Aqours", and "Nijigasaki High School Idol Club". The announcement on the members of the latest group "Liella!" in December 2020 has become a hot topic.
The teaser PV was revealed on the sales commemoration event of "Liella!"'s debut single. The PV features a landscape that is similar to Omotesando and Harajuku with a glimpse of the members of "Liella!" moving energetically.
Other information will be announced soon.
TV anime "Love Live! Super Star!!" will start on July 2021, on NHK E-TV, at 7:00 PM, every Sunday.
(C) Project Love Live! Super Star!! (C) 2021 Project Love Live! Super Star!!
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.
「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.
“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.