「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.
It has been announced that the first full 3DCG animated film by Studio Ghibli "Earwig and the Witch" will be released in theaters nationwide on August 27, 2021. The original story of this film is a children's book written by Diana Wynne Jones, a British author who is also known as the "Queen of Fantasy" and the author of Miyazaki Hayao's "Howl's Moving Castle" (2004). The film was planned by Miyazaki Hayao and directed by Miyazaki Goro. "Earwig and the Witch" has been selected as an Official Selection for the 2020 Cannes Film Festival, and has already been released in theaters in North America, and Australia, and will be in Europe, and Asia. With great attention and expectations overseas, the film was broadcast in Japan on NHK General TV on December 30, 2020. Now, after a four-month postponement from the original release date of April 29, the main character, Earwig, is coming to the screen. In addition, a new exhibition "Earwig and the Witch" is currently being held at the Mitaka-no-Mori Ghibli Museum. Director Miyazaki Goro himself planned and supervised the exhibition, which introduces the production process of 3DCG animation, and in the exhibition room, visitors can actually create the facial expressions of the main character Earwig, as well as view the stop-motion animation "Kubo and the Two Strings" (2016/LAIKA), which greatly influenced the creation of the character. Admission is by reservation only. The movie "Earwig and the Witch" will hit the theaters nationwide on August 27, 2021. (C) 2020 NHK, NEP, Studio Ghibli
The box office revenue of "Evangelion: 3.0 + 1.0 Thrice Upon a Time" on June 12 and 13, 2021, was announced to have made an astonishing 960.5% increase compared to the previous week. In the 98 days since its releaseThe total of 98 days since release it has exceeded 8.9 billion yen in box office revenue and 5.86 million in viewer attendances. "Evangelion: 3.0 + 1.0 Thrice Upon a Time" is the latest and final film of the "Redo of Evangelion" series, which started in 2007. From June 12, as a token of gratitude for all the support, "EVA-EXTRA-EXTRA", an A4-size official 36-page booklet, will be given to those who come to the theaters, and a new version "Evangelion: 3.0 + 1.01" and Eva's first Dolby Cinema screening has started. An unprecedented last run has begun. IN the 98 days since its release itThe total of 98 days since release has reached 8,965,306,780 yen in box office revenue and 5,867,510 in viewer attendances. The film made a big step towards general director Anno Hideaki's goal, 10 billion yen in box office revenue. For June 12 and 13, the film made 265,876,900 yen in box office revenue and 169,296 in viewer attendances. This was a 960.5% increase in box office revenue and a 939.8% increase in viewer attendances compared to last week's weekend. "Evangelion: 3.0 + 1.0 Thrice Upon a Time" is currently in nationwide theaters. (C) Khara
The trailer for the movie "My Hero Academia The Movie: World Heroes’ Mission" (to be released on August 6, 2021) has been released. In addition, it has been revealed that ASIAN KUNG-FU GENERATION will be in charge of the theme song. This work is a hero action series based on the manga series by Kohei Horikoshi, serialized in "Weekly Shonen Jump", and the fifth season of the TV anime is currently being broadcast from March 2021. "My Hero Academia The Movie: World Heroes’ Mission" is the third film of the "My Hero Academia" movie series. It depicts the activities of Deku and his friends, who are entrusted with the future of the world and of heroes, in the face of the biggest crisis in the history of "My Hero Academia" by the mysterious group Humarize, which plans to annihilate all Quirk holders around the world, based on the idea "Quirk Singularity Doomsday Theory" that Quirks lead to the end of human history. And now, the latest trailer video with plenty of scenes from the film has been released. A mysterious terrorist organization called "Humarize" is plotting to destroy the Quirk society, and they have announced that they will “attack the world simultaneously”. In order to save the world from the crisis, Deku, Bakugo, Todoroki and other members of the Hero Department of U.A. High School, as well as professional heroes such as Endeavor and Hawks, gather together. In addition, the moving figures and character voices of Rody Soul, an original character from the film played by Yoshizawa Ryo, and the mysterious enemy "Villain" Flect Turn played by Nakai Kazuya have also been unveiled for the first time. We are expecting a lot from the exciting trailer, which depicts the passionate bond between the heroes as they struggle in different parts of the world and the superb action. In addition, the theme song for the film will be "Empathy" by ASIAN KUNG-FU GENERATION. It is a new song written especially for this film, and is hot with a sense of speed. The soundtrack has also been released for the first time in this trailer. "My Hero Academia The Movie: World Heroes’ Mission" will be released on August 6 at Toho theatres nationwide. Comments from “ASIAN KUNG-FU GENERATION” in full: Words like 'Everyone is different and everyone is good' are very beautiful, but there is no end to the worries about one's own personality. When I see the growth of Deku and the others, I realize that heroes also have their own worries. They are fighting not only against the villains, but also against themselves. I was inspired by their courage as I wrote the theme song. I'm honored to be a part of such a wonderful movie. ASIAN KUNG-FU GENERATION Goto Masafumi My Hero Academia The Movie: World Heroes’ Mission (C) Horikoshi Kohei/Shueisha
The new movie from "The Prince of Tennis" series, "Ryoma! The Prince of Tennis: The New Theatrical Version", will be in theaters on September 3. The second part of "New Movie Release Celebration ‘The Prince of Tennis: National Convention’ Selection”, which has been airing since April, will start on June 29th, along with two special commemorative programs airing before and after the anime. The airing of "New Movie Release Celebration ‘The Prince of Tennis: National Convention’ Selection”, scheduled to air on June 29th, includes "The Prince of Tennis OVA National Convention: Semifinal" and "The Prince of Tennis OVA National Convention: Final". The fierce battle between Ryoma and the other members of Seigaku, who have advanced to the semifinals of the national tournament, Shiten-hoji, the leading team in Kansai led by Kuranosuke Shiraishi, and Rikkai, led by the champion Seiichi Yukimura, will air on TV. "Ryoma! The Prince of Tennis: The New Theatrical Version” will depict the events happening right after the "Final", in a completely original story created by the original author, Takeshi Konomi himself. It would be a good opportunity for fans to watch Ryoma’s majestic figure on TV before watching the new movie. In addition, the August 31 and September 7 broadcasts of "New Movie Release Celebration “The Prince of Tennis: National Convention” Selection” will be preceded and followed by a special program. The content and details of the program will be announced on the official website and The Prince of Tennis official Twitter account. "Ryoma! The Prince of Tennis: The New Theatrical Version", will be out in theaters nationwide on September 3. © Takeshi Konomi / Shueisha © “The Prince of Tennis: The New Theatrical Version” Production Committee
“Belle” is the movie that is scheduled on July 16, 2021. The cast for Suzu/Belle has been announced this time. This is the latest movie of the director Hosoda Mamoru, who is well-known for producing “The Little Girl Who Conquered Time”, “Summer Wars”, and “Mirai”. Suzu, a 17-year old high school girl who lives with her father in a rural area of Kochi Pref. after losing her mother when she was a child, one day participates in the gigantic internet as a singer “Belle”. The story begins to progress when she meets the mysterious existence, “Dragon”. The cast for Suzu/Belle has finally been revealed this time. The popular musician Nakamura Kaho, whom the director Hosoda praised to be “the most suitable for Suzu!”. She will play both Suzu and Belle, and she will also sing the song that will be played during the movie. The comment from Nakamura has arrived. The movie “Belle” will be released on July 16, 2021. Nakamura Kaho-Suzu/Belle I actually had met with the director Hosoda a few years ago at my concert held in Nara…I asked the staff, “Who is this from?” when I took a look at the Japanese sake bottle left in my room as the gift, and the staff answered, “this is from the director Hosoda”. When I raised my head, the director was standing there. Since then, the director had came to my concerts a few times and I had the impression that he is kind and nice man. I did not expect to see him in this occasion after passing the audition. There were so many things that I could not understand on what the director Hosoda expected me to do, since I all did throughout my life is singing. But as the days pass, I began to understand Suzu’s characteristics, and the intention of the director began to be clearer day by day. Since it was the first experience and I had no clue what to practice, so I wore a pair of high heels when playing Belle, and wore a pair of shoes without heels when playing Suzu. The outfit helped me a lot to play the characters. The encounter with the director Hosoda’s movie is when I watched “The Little Girl Who Conquered Time” with my mother at Umeda. I am so happy to be the part of his movie, since my memory of watching it is so bright. ©2021 Studio Chizu
The release of the movie “Belle” is scheduled on July 16, 2021. This time, the group of musicians “millennium parade”, lead by the musician Tsuneta Daiki, will participate in the movie. Moreover, the teaser movie with the main theme song “U” was revealed as well. This is the latest movie by the director Hosoda Mamoru, who is well-known for making movies including “The Girl Who Leapt Through Time”, “Summer Wars”, and “Mirai”. Suzu, a 17-year old high school girl who lives with her father in a rural area of Kochi Prefrecture after losing her mother when she was a child, participates in the gigantic internet world "U" as the singer “Belle”. The story begins to progress when she meets the mysterious existence, “Dragon”. The group of musicians called millennium parade, which is lead by the musician Tsuneta Daiki, will participate in the movie this time. millennium parade are gathering attention for providing new perspective on values by collaborating with global brands like adidas and DIOR, and handling the theme song for “Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045”. This tag team was formed with the offer from the director, who believed, “Tsuneta-san’s music was indispensable to express the gigantic internet world "U" with music”. Tsuneta, who was a big fan of Hosoda’s movies, accepted the offer immediately because he was moved by the delicate designs drawn by the director. Tsuneta wrote and composed the main theme of the movie, which will be played in the opening scene where the protagonist Belle/Suzu, who is played by Nakamura Kaho, is singing in the gigantic internet world called "U". The comments from the director Hosoda Mamoru, Tsuneta Taiki (millennium parade), and Nakamura Kaho have arrived. The teaser movie with the main theme "U" is now revealed. The story of Belle and Dragon is now begin. The movie “Belle” will be released on July 16, 2021 in the theaters around Japan. <Full comments are listed below> Director Hosoda Mamoru The collaboration of millennium parade and Belle will easily break the barrier and reach the global height. I think something surprising will happen. Tsuneta Daiki (millennium parade) When the director Hosoda showed me his sketch of “Belle”, I remember how the sound of that world automatically started to flow inside me. I used my full power to produce this music, since this is for the latest movie by the director Hosoda Mamoru that I have favored since my childhood. Moreover, since the actor for the protagonist “Belle” is Nakamura Kaho, known to be “the Treasure of Japanese Music Industry”, the production was very exciting. This will be great both as a movie and music, so please enjoy it in the theaters. Nakamura Kaho I am glad to work together with Tsuneta-san, because I have only seen him in the concerts. I was nervous since this was the first time for both of us to collaborate, but we seek for the balance, while looked for our passion when recording under the theme of “Belle”. I enjoyed it a lot. Our generation was just at the beginning of the internet, but now anyone can enjoy by watching and listening to what they think is cool, and this time I thought about what is the solution for what shocks people now through this movie. I thought that was the theme for the movie, but I tried not to overthink and enjoyed it like I surf the wave. © Studio Chizu
The latest visual of the film "Belle: The Dragon and the Freckled Princess" , that will be released on July 16, 2021, has been unveiled along with information of the new staff. This is the latest work of director Hosoda Mamoru, who is known for "The Girl Who Leapt Through Time", "Summer Wars", and "Mirai". After losing her mother at a young age, the 17 year old girl, Suzu, who is living together with her father in the countryside of Kouchi, participates in the humongous internet virtual world, "U" as the diva "Belle". The story unfolds when she encounter the dragon... The latest visual depicts the diva Belle and the dragon looking at each other under the starry sky that is different from the trademark of director Hosoda, which is the "cumulonimbus cloud on the blue sky" that symbolize summer that can also be found in the poster of his historical works. The design of the taboo dragon that is feared by everyone in the world of "U" has finally been unveiled. The designer is Akiya Kageichi, who has handled various book covers and attracts fans due to his precise fantasy world setting. Director Hosoda chose him personally by saying "The dragon drawn by this person is great!". Also, the role of art director for the world of "U" will be handled by Yamashita Takaaki, the teacher of director Hosoda during his time at Toei Video, as well as participated in all of Hosoda's work after "Digimon: The Movie" and the art director of the actual world and character designer is handled by Aoyama Hiroyuki, who also participated in almost all of Hosoda's work on the art setting. Also, Ike Nobutaka, who is the art director of all the works of director Kon Satoshi, will be the art director while Joujou Anri, who handled the art of the internet virtual world "OZ" in "Summer Wars", will handle the production design. The CG director will be Horibe Ryou and Shimoyama Tomohisa, who are also the CG director of "Summer Wars". The new staff will participate in this work together with the worldwide creators that were announce earlier. The online sale of the pre-movie voucher is now available. The campaign that will let you know more about the world before the release has started and is only limited to those who have purchased tickets. Various novelties are being prepared, including the early viewing on the photos and videos on the film creation process and the participation in social network only project. The film "Belle: The Dragon and the Freckled Princess" will be released nationwide in Japan's theatres on July 16, 2021. (C) 2021 Studio Chizu
Hosoda Mamoru's latest film "Belle: The Dragon and the Freckled Princess" is scheduled to be released in July 2021. Morikawa Toshiyuki, Tsuda Kenjirou, Koyama Mami, and Miyano Mamoru were announced as additional cast members. The film is the latest work of Hosoda Mamoru, the animation film director from "The Girl Who Leapt Through Time" and "Summer Wars". Set in the world of the internet, Suzu, who lost her mother as a child which left a scar in her heart, joins the humongous internet virtual world , where over 5 billion people from all over the world gather together. As the diva "Belle", she becomes a global superstar with her beautiful singing voice. One day, a mysterious being in the form of a dragon appears in front of her... What will the encounter with the dragon bring upon Suzu? Who is this dragon? Astonishing voice actors: Morikawa Toshiyuki, Tsuda Kenjirou, Koyama Mami, and Miyano Mamoru were announced as additional cast members. Morikawa Toshiyuki as Justin, the leader of the vigilante group Justice who wants to unmask the dragon that disrupts the order of , and Tsuda Kenjirou as Jelinek, the modern art artist who is suspected to be "the dragon". Koyama Mami as Swan, the lady who lives in a mansion, another suspect of "the dragon", and Miyano Mamoru will be taking on two roles: Hitokawa Muitarou and Gutto Koraemaru, the Youtubers who hypes up the "search of the identity of the dragon". Morikawa and Miyano have commented about their appearance in the film. "Belle: The Dragon and the Freckled Princess" is scheduled to be in nationwide Toho theaters from July 2021. (C) 2021 Studio Chizu
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.