「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.
From the movie Crayon Shin-chan the Movie: Mystery! Hana no Tenkasu Gakuen", the poster visual of Shin-chan in his school uniform with a serious gaze has been released. In addition, Hirohashi Ryou, Murase Ayumu, Yamaguchi Tarou, Saito Ayaka, Inada Tetsu, Kamei Yoshiko, and Sakuma Rei have been announced as the voice actors who will be supporting the film. The poster visual released this time shows Shinnosuke and the Kasukabe Defense Force wearing the uniforms of Tenkasu Gakuen in a spring-like atmosphere of dancing in cherry blossoms. Behind them as they run amidst the cherry blossoms, students and teachers of the school with strong personalities are standing, and in the evening sky, suspicious bats are flapping their wings. While the Kasukabe Defense Force and the Kasukabe Detective Club look adorable in their freshman uniforms as they ride along the cherry blossom trees, a closer look reveals the shocking sight of Masao-kun in his blond regent, riding not a motorcycle, but a modified Strider. We can't help but wonder how they will grow in their school life, and our expectations are high for the school life that Shinnosuke and his friends will enjoy. On the other hand, there is an unsettling atmosphere at Tenkasu Gakuen, which stands behind them. In this film, Kazama-kun, the most elite of the Kasukabe Defense Force, is bitten on the buttocks by someone and becomes the ultimate idiot. How will Shinnosuke and his friends solve this mysterious incident at the school? It was also announced that Hirohashi Ryou, Murase Ayumu, Yamaguchi Tarou, Saito Ayaka, Inada Tetsu, Kamei Yoshiko, and Sakuma Rei will be supporting voice actors for the film. Hirohashi-san will be playing Azuki Chisio, the student council president who forms the Kasukabe Detective Club with Shinnosuke and his friends, Murase-san will be playing Mamesawa Sasuga, the school's No. 1 elite, Yamaguchi-san will be playing the school president who rules the school, Saito-san will be playing Nororo, the head of the biology club who is full of wildness, Inada-san will be playing the head of the school, Kamei-san will be playing Wakino Sumiko, Shinnosuke's class teacher, and Sakuma plays the role of Otsumun, the school's AI. It will be interesting to see the popular voice actors who play the characters who share the school life with Shinnosuke, as well as the suspects in the mysterious case. The movie "Crayon Shin-chan: Mystery! Hana no Tenkasu Gakuen" opens in theaters on April 23. (C) Usui Yoshito/Futabasha, Shin-Ei, TV Asahi, ADK 2021
The title for the latest "Crayon Shin-chan" movie has been decided to be "Crayon Shin-chan the Movie: Mystery! Blooming Tenkasu Academy", and the release date, the visual, and the promotion movie were revealed at the same time. This movie will be the first realistic school mystery in the Crayon Shin-chan series.
"Crayon Shin-chan the Movie: Mystery! Blooming Tenkasu Academy" will be directed by Takahashi Wataru, who has directed "Crayon Shin-chan Serious Battle! Robot Dad Strikes Back" and "Crayon Shin-chan: Fast Asleep! The Great Assault on the Dreaming World!", and written by Ueno Kimiko, who also wrote "Crayon Shin-chan: My Moving Story! Cactus Large Attack!” and "Crayon Shin-chan: Honeymoon Hurricane ~The Lost Hiroshi~”.
This is the 29th movie, which the two directors from the regularly-aired TV series cooperated, and also the first realistic (part of) school mystery.
This movie is about Shinnosuke and his friends, Kasukabe Defense Force, who will enter "Tenka Touitsu Kasukabe Academy", the super-elite private border school, for one week as a trial.
The members of Kasukabe Defense Force enter the academy will full of dream, but what awaited them were the mysterious cases.
The visual with Kasukabe Defense Force wearing the noble school uniform of TenKasu Academy and the promotion movie were released.
Can Shinnosuke and the Kasukabe Defense Force, in other words, "Kasukabe Detective Club" completely solve the mysterious cases?
High expectation rises toward the first mystery movie in the series.
"Crayon Shin-chan the Movie: Mystery! Blooming Tenkasu Academy" will be released on Apr. 23, 2021. The sale of pre-tickets will begin on Dec. 25, 2020, in the movie theaters, which also will come with the gift of "Why don't you wipe away your sweat and tears? Youth is Mystery? Handkerchief".
As a commemoration on the release of the latest movie of "Crayon Shin-chan", Kamiya Hiroshi, the voice of Buriburizaemon, will appear on ABEMA's voice actor variety program "Say You to Yoasobi" on Sep. 24 for the first time. The enthusiasm from Kamiya said "I will be appearing for the first time! But I believe this might be the last time! Because I want to sleep at night!". "Say You to Yoasobi" featured a total of 12 voice actors as the MC and it broadcasted live every weekday from 10:00 PM until 11:30 PM and this is the first voice actor regular program. Kamiya Hiroshi will be appearing on Sep. 24 when the Thursday pair, Namikawa Daisuke and Ishikawa Kaito are the MC. A conversation with the three is planned. This is the first time Kamiya Hiroshi will appear on "Say You to Yoasobi". Toward this program, his enthusiasm is "I will be appearing for the first time on the rumor 'Say You to Yoasobi'! But I believe this might be the last time! Because I want to sleep at night! That's why I will try my best and stay up late on that day!". Don't miss out rare opportunity if you are a fan. Kamiya Hiroshi will appear on "Say You to Yoasobi" that will be broadcasted from 10:00 PM on Sep. 24 on ABEMA's "Anime LIVE" channel. "Crayon Shin-chan: Clash! Graffitingdom and Nearly Four Heroes" has been released on nationwide Toho affiliated theatre on Sep. 11 (Friday).
It was decided that "Transformers: Rise of the Beasts" will be released in Japan in 2022. This film is the latest addition to the popular Hollywood film series, "Transformers" which has accumulated over 530 billion JPY worldwide. The first film of the "Transformers" series was released in 2007, where Michael Bay served as the director and Steven Spielberg as the executive producer. After that, the film has become a series, and this series with 6 works has become a big hit as it has recorded a total of 4.847 billion USD (approximately 530 billion JPY) in terms of worldwide box office revenue. It has been four years since the previous film, but the latest film of the "Transformers" series will be released in 2022 with the title of "Transformers: Rise of the Beasts". Lorenzo di Bonaventura, who has handled the production of the past films, will be handling the production of this work as well, and the director is Steven Caple Jr. ("Creed II"). The actors for this film are Anthony Ramos (the main lead of the popular work "In the Heights" in North America) and Dominique Fishback, who played an important role in "Judas and the Black Messiah" that got nominated in the recent Academy Awards. Also, this is the first film where the keyword "Beasts" was used in the title. As this keyword reminds fans of the popular TV animation "Beast Wars: Transformers", which caused a storm due to its full 3DCG, it makes wonder if the Beasts will be participating in "Transformers". So, do look forward to future announcements. "Transformers: Rise of the Beasts" will be released in Japan in 2022.
“Journey: A Tale of Miracles and Battles on the Ancient Arabian Peninsula", an anime film co-produced by Saudi Manga Production and Toei Animation, will be released in Japan on June 25, 2021. We have received an interview with Furuya Tooru, who plays the main character Aws. “Journey: A Tale of Miracles and Battles on the Ancient Arabian Peninsula" is a story set on the ancient Arabian Peninsula, where the main character Aws and the people of Mecca stand up against the invader Abraha. It is an entertaining film full of human drama and action, depicting how they carve out their future with the power of faith in themselves and their friends. Furuya-san, who played the main character Aws, commented, "I was very surprised to learn that this film was a Saudi-Japanese co-production, and I thought it was proof that Japanese animation is loved all over the world. The fact that this film came to fruition was an emotional event for me”. When Furuya-san, who is also known for his roles as Amuro Rei in "Mobile Suit Gundam" and Amuro Tooru in "Detective Conan", was asked about the similarities between the heroes he has played and Aws, replied, "There are not many characters who are capable and overwhelmingly strong from the start. They face difficulties by summoning up the courage in their hearts, and by adding some power to it, they are able to defeat powerful enemies. In the end, it is the strength of the heart that matters. That's what Aws has in common with the heroes I have played," he said. Furuya-san also said that when he played Aws, he was conscious of "not being too strong and wanting to be like a normal human being”. He also mentioned "the scene where I apply the eye shadow that Hind gave me" was a memorable scene and said, "This movie has many moving scenes including the climax. “Journey: A Tale of Miracles and Battles on the Ancient Arabian Peninsula" will open on June 25 at Shinjuku Wald 9 in Tokyo and Umeda Burg 7 in Osaka. [Furuya Tooru] --What was your impression when you found out that the film was a collaboration between Saudi Arabia and Japan? I was very surprised, and I thought it was a proof that Japanese animation is loved all over the world. The fact that this film came to fruition itself was a very moving event for me. Moreover, I was very honored to be able to play the main character of such a work that will remain in the history of anime. --What kind of character did you think Aws was? I thought that he was a character with a lot of depth, because he has a sinful past and has lived a turbulent life. --Is there anything in common between the heroes you've played and AWs? Many of the heroes I've played don't start out as highly capable and overwhelmingly strong. They face difficulties by summoning the courage in their hearts, and when some power is added to that, they are able to defeat powerful enemies. In the end, it is the strength of the heart that matters. That's what Aws has in common with the heroes I have played. --Is there anything you were conscious of when you were playing Aws? I wanted him to be a normal person, not too strong, but someone who can show his power because he has beliefs in his heart. I was conscious of the fact that no matter how many times he is defeated, he never gives up and gets back up. This is the scene that I thought was the coolest as a man, so I wanted to play it carefully. --Is there a scene that left a deep impression on you? The scene where he applies the eyeshadow that Hind gave him. When Aws shows his determination in this way, it inspires his allies to fight. It was very moving because I could feel the bond between him and Hind. This movie has many moving scenes, including the climax. --What kind of attitude do you have toward the character you are playing? First of all, it is important to truly understand the film and the role. After reading the script and understanding the world view, the character's position and feelings, I write them down in detail in the margins of the script and put them in my mind. The next step is to practice on my own while watching the video and try to move my body and voice a little like the character on the screen. The more I move, the more the nuances of the dialogue will change from when I say it standing up, and the more realistic it will become. After simulating my role in this way, I try to trust the sensitivity that arises in my heart and play the role on stage. “Journey: A Tale of Miracles and Battles on the Ancient Arabian Peninsula” (C) 2021 Manga Productions
Commemorating the release of "The Garden of Words Art Book - Works by Shinkai Makoto" on June 24, 2021, 4 works of Shinkai Makoto will be distributed for free on "ABEMA". This project will be held to commemorate the long-awaited release of "The Garden of Words Art Book - Works by Shinkai Makoto" on June 24, 2021. 4 titles, "The Garden of Words", "5 Centimeters per Second", "The Place Promised in Our Early Days", and "Children Who Chase Lost Voices", will be distributed all at once. You can watch them for free until one-week after the distribution date. Please take this opportunity to see Shinkai Makoto's beautiful worlds. "The Garden of Words Art Book - Works by Shinkai Makoto" is priced at 2,970 JPY (incl. tax), and is scheduled to be released on June 24. "4 Works of Shinkai Makoto All At Once Festival!", a special project, will be distributed on "ABEMA" on June 24. (C)Makoto Shinkai / CMMMY (C)Makoto Shinkai / CoMix Wave Films
The movie “Go Out! Sound! PUI PUI Molcar” will be released on July 22, 2021 exclusively for 2 weeks at the theaters. The teaser visual with cute molcars' cute fluffy charms popping out of the screen, has arrived. “PUI PUI Molcar” is the puppet anime that instantly got popular on SNS after being broadcast from January 2021 on TV Tokyo’s channel called “Kinder TV”. In the world where guinea pigs became cars, the relaxing cars called “Molcar” has been the center of the story , and this unique setting was both appealing to children and adults. “Go Out! Sound! PUI PUI Molcar” will invite molcars to the theaters, and the movie will be broadcasting all 12 episodes from TV in 2D, 3D, and MX4D. The teaser movie arrived this time is full of cute molcars. The expectations toward 3D and MX4D version rise with molcars moving around on the screen back and forth. Let’s get “Molcar Ball”, the ringing ball that will be given as the entrance gift, and enjoy the movie by making noise together with it. “Go Out! Sound! PUI PUI Molcar” will be released from July 22, 2021 exclusively for 2 weeks. © Satomi Asaki JGH, Shinei Movie/Molcars
A new project, to spread messages concerning COVID-19 counter measures, run by voice actors who belong to Aoni Production, including Nozawa Masako, Kamiya Hiroshi, and Shimazaki Nobunaga, has been launched. It will run in Shibuya area at Tokyu facilitie, and Tokyu Shibuya Station, from June 4. This project is intended to call on people to take thorough measures to prevent the spread of the infection. The messages by the voice actors who belong to Aoni Production Co. Ltd. and agreed to the purpose, will be announced at the Tokyu facilities in Shibuya area, such as 'SHIBUYA109' and 'Hikarie ShinQs Shibuya', and Tokyu Shibuya Station. Nozawa Masako, Kamiya Hiroshi, and Shimazaki Nobunaga will join.
"Mobile Suit Gundam: Hathaway's Flash", which was scheduled to be released on May 21, 2021, has once again been delayed due to the extension of the state of emergency. "Mobile Suit Gundam: Hathaway's Flash" is based on the novel by Tomino Yoshiyuki, which is a sequel to "Mobile Suit Gundam: Char's Counterattack", the story that depicts the final battle between Amuro and Char. The film depicts the battles of the anit-Earth Federation group "Mafty", along with the intertwining fates of Mafty's leader Hathaway Noa, the mysterious beautiful girl Gigi Andalucia, and the Earth Federation Colonel Kenneth Sleg. It was initially scheduled to be released on July 23, 2020, but has been delayed three times. The comment posted on the official website says, "We were getting ready to deliver you the film on May 21, but we sincerely apologize for announcing another delay. All staff members are praying that this film can be released in theaters as soon as possible." The early bird tickets (mubichike cards) can be used for the screenings after the new release date. The new release date will be announced on the official home page and official social media as soon as it's decided. (C) Sotsu, Sunrise
On May 10, 2021, it has been announced that "A Crocodile Who Lived For 100 Days", which was scheduled to be released on May 28, will be postponed 'in consideration of the COVID-19 pandemic'. The postponement of "A Crocodile Who Lived For 100 Days" was jointly announced by the production committee and Toho Co., Ltd. Along with the announcement, 'We have decided to postpone the release of "A Crocodile Who Lived For 100 Days" that was scheduled to be released on Friday, May 28, 2021, in consideration of the COVID-19 pandemic.', they expressed their apologies, 'We deeply apologize to those who looked forward to the release.' The new release date will be announced on Toho Official Website upon as soon as it is decided. （C）2021 "A Crocodile Who Lived For 100 Days" Production Committee
“Mobile Suit Gundam: Hathaway’s Flash," which was scheduled to be released on May 7, 2021, has announced that the release date will be changed to May 21 due to the effects of the spread of the coronavirus infection. The original story of "Mobile Suit Gundam: Hathaway’s Flash" is a novel of the same title written by Tomino Yoshiyuki, which inherits the world view of "Mobile Suit Gundam: Char’s Counterattack," which depicts the final battle between Amuro and Char. The novel depicts the new battle of the anti-Earth Federation government movement "Mafty" on the vertical axis, and the intersecting destinies of its leader Hathaway Noa, the mysterious beautiful girl Gigi Andalucia, and Federation Colonel Kenneth Sleg on the horizontal axis. The release date of the film has been postponed due to the impact of the spread of the coronavirus infection. The film was originally scheduled to be released on July 23, 2020, but due to the effects of the new coronavirus infection, it was decided to postpone its release. In regard to the second change of the release date, Ogata Naohiro, the producer of Sunrise Inc. who is in charge of the planning and production of the film, has commented to the fans who are waiting for the release of the film. Due to the change in the release date, the limited edition Blu-ray and the regular edition Blu-ray, the event limited Gunpla "HG 1/144 Penelope [Clear Color] First Production Limited Package" and the pamphlets of the luxury edition and the regular edition will be released on May 21. Advance tickets with special offers that are currently on sale will be available at screening theaters until May 20, the day before the film's release. Advance tickets (Moviechike cards) that have already been purchased can be used for screenings after the change in release date. “Mobile Suit Gundam: Hathaway’s Flash" will open in theaters nationwide on May 21. ■Executive Producer Ogata Naohiro, comments in full I would like to express my heartfelt sympathy to all those who have been affected by the coronavirus infection and to their families and concerned people. I would also like to express my deepest gratitude to the medical staff and all those who are working daily to prevent the spread of the infection. In light of the situation of the coronavirus infection in Japan, we have decided to postpone the release of "Mobile Suit Gundam: Hathaway’s Flash," which was scheduled to be released on May 7, 2021 (Friday), to May 21, 2021 (Friday). Many people involved in the film are filled with regret, as are all of you who have had to wait so long since the postponement last summer. However, in consideration of the safety of the people who will be coming to see the show, we have decided to give it another two weeks. Please take care of yourself until May 21, and I will see you at the theater this time, this time for sure. (C) Sotsu, Sunrise
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.