「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.
The animated film "Alligator that lives for 100 days" based on the manga "The Alligator That Dies after 100 Days" will be released in theaters nationwide on May 28. The film's cast, including Kamiki Ryunosuke, will bring the original manga to life in a "100 Alligator Storyboard" project, and the storyboard video was unveiled on the official SNS at 7:00 p.m. on April 4. It is a four-frame manga about the daily life of an ordinary alligator by Kikuchi Yuuki, which was posted on Twitter every day for 100 days from December 12, 2019 to March 20, 2020. The film is about the daily life of an alligator during those 100 days, as well as what happens to the friends who lose their precious things 100 days later. The "100 Alligator Storyboard" is one part of the "100 Days Project" that is being carried out on the official SNS to send out a project every day to make people more excited about the movie until its release. It is a digital picture-story show in which the cast of the movie gives their voices to the original four-panel comic "The Alligator that Dies in 100 Days," and the video posted this time is from the fourth day. Kamiki Ryunosuke, who voices the alligator in the movie, breathed life into it. The "100 Alligator Picture Story Show" project will be uploaded on the official SNS several times in the future and will also feature a mouse played by Nakamura Tomoya and a mole played by Kimura Subaru. Ahead of the film's release, watch out for the "original" picture story show. (C) 2021 "The Alligator That Lives for 100 Days" Production Committee
From "Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon a Time", which is currently on its last run, comes the sudden "last" audience novelty. It will be distributed to 1 million nationwide audiences from June 26, 2021. "Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon a Time" is the latest as well as the finale of the "Rebuild of Evangelion" series, which was released in 2007 and it is the sequel to "You Are (Not) Alone", "You Can (Not) Advance.", and "You Can (Not) Redo". The final audience novelty is the A4-sized mini-poster of "Nagisa Kaworu" and "Makinami Mari Illustrious" with the signature of the cast member. This poster will be distributed randomly. Also, the official 36-pages carefully made booklet "EVA-EXTRA-EXTRA" (A4) will be continued to be distributed at the theatres until the stock is finish. "Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon a Time" is currently on its last run at the theatres. (C) Khara
The setting art for the main protagonist Okkotsu Yuuta from "Jujutsu Kaisen 0 the Movie" (Release date: December 24, 2021) has been released. "Jujutsu Kaisen 0 the Movie" is based on the prequel of "Jujutsu Kaisen", "Jujutsu Kaisen 0 Tokyo Prefectural Jujutsu High School " that is currently serialized on "Weekly Shounen Jump" by Akutami Gege. This origin of "Jujutsu Kaisen" depicts a story about "love & curse". The setting art for the main protagonist Okkotsu Yuuta has been released. He is haunted by his childhood friend Rika, who he promised to marry when they were a child, after she passed away in a traffic accident in front of him. The character design is designed by the anime staff based on the rough sketch while reflecting on the request of the original author Akutami Gege, making it a design that is unique to this film. The visual of the comrade and classmate of the main protagonist Okkotsu Yuuta and the affiliated people of Tokyo Prefectural Jujutsu High School will be released in the future. "Jujutsu Kaisen 0 the Movie" will be released at theatres nationwide on December 24, 2021. (C) 2021 "Jujutsu Kaisen 0 the Movie" Production Committee (C) Akutami Gege/ Shueisha
On ABEMA's "Anime Live Channel", "Carefully Selected! AbeAni Cinema 5 Animated Films 10-Hour Streaming SP" will be held on July 3, 2021. "Carefully Selected! AbeAni Cinema 5 Animated Films 10-Hour Streaming SP" is a project that streams 5 selected animated films for 10 hours. The lineup includes "The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya", "Made in Abyss: Dawn of the Deep Soul", "KonoSuba: God's Blessing on This Wonderful World! Legend of Crimson", "Sword Art Online The Movie: Ordinal Scale", and "Goblin Slayer: Goblin's Crown". "Carefully Selected! AbeAni Cinema 5 Animated Films 10-Hour Streaming SP" will start on "Anime Live Channel" from 3:30 p.m. on July 3. (C)2009 Nagaru Tanigawa, Noizi Ito / SOS Dan (C)Tsukushi Akihito, Takeshobo / Made in Abyss: Dawn of the Deep Soul Production Committee (C)2019 Akatsuki Natsume, Mishima Kurone / Kadokawa / KonoSuba The Movie Production Committee (C)2016 Kawahara Reki / Published by Kadokawa ASCII Media Works / SAO MOVIE Project (C)Kagyu Kumo, SB Creative / Goblin Slayer GC Production Committee
Disney & Pixar exclusively started streaming their latest film, "Luca," which depicts the "best summer" in the beautiful Italian port town of Portorosso, through Disney's subscription-based official video streaming service "Disney+" from June 18, 2021. Pixar's "Finding Nemo," a film set in the ocean, surprised the world with its realistic depiction of water. However, according to director Enrico Casarosa, they did not pursue the "reality of water" on purpose in this film set in the sea of northern Italy. Director Casarosa, who excels in poetic and fantastic expressions, has brought a "fantasy atmosphere" to this story in a way that is the complete opposite of what Pixar has done in the past, and has depicted the "miracle of a summer" that the main character Luca is involved in. ■It is difficult to not depict realistic water!? The story of "Luca" is about a young sea monster boy named Luca and his best friend Alberto, who live in the "sea world", break the rules of the sea to go on an adventure in the "human world" and create a "miracle of a summer.” The story takes place in the port town of Portorosso in northern Italy, and director Casarosa's hometown of Genoa, Italy, has been incorporated directly into the film. Pixar's most famous films set in the sea are "Finding Nemo," which won the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature Film for its realistic reproduction of the sparkle and depth of the water, and "Finding Dory," which showed further evolution from that. However, in this film, they did not use this realistic representation of the ocean, and did not seek complete reality on purpose. John Reisch, a member of the effects team, said, "We're trying to bring more of a fantasy atmosphere to the film.” According to Reisch, it was difficult for the effects team, which had pursued a realistic portrayal of water in films, such as "Finding Dory," to not portray water in a realistic way. “It was hard to do something different from what we knew before," he said. "Being in charge of effects, we're used to creating realistic details. In a way, we felt the same as Luca, because we were doing something completely different. What was right in the past for movies can be wrong in this movie," he commented. For Pixar, which has always incorporated the latest technology to create cutting-edge images, the representation of water in this film was a big challenge. ■Why did they decide “to not depict realistic water”? So why did they decide “to not depict real water”? According to director Casarosa, "I wanted to make the images rich, but I also wanted it to be well designed and beautiful." "I wanted to bring out the nuances of joy and excitement in the details," said director Casarosa, referring to the expression of water in the film, "because this is a story about children experiencing something new for the first time. Both water and waves support emotions. So we tried to control the water more, to convey the most emotion, and to make it feel a little less realistic.” The “deliberate” expression of water plays an important role in the story of the life-changing friendship between the main character, Luca, and his best friend, Alberto, which led to his own transformation. We hope to see the "miracle of a summer" that takes place between Luca and Alberto in the "human world," where they hide their true identities as sea monsters living in the "sea world," and also paying attention to the expression of water. Disney & Pixar's latest film "Luca" has been available exclusively on "Disney+" from June 18, 2021. (C)2021 Disney/Pixar. All Rights Reserved.
From "Rurouni Kenshin -Meiji Kenkaku Roman Tan-" comes a custom-made stamp that can be made with your favorite character and your favorite name or letters. There are a total of 31 different illustrations to choose from, including Kenshin, Kaoru, Sanosuke, and more. Pre-orders are now available at "Inkan Hanko SHOP Hankos". There are 31 illustrations to choose from the "Rurouni Kenshin Hanko Collection", including Himura Kenshin, Kamiya Kaoru, Sagara Sanosuke, Shinomori Aoshi, and Saito Hajime, as well as the strongest Juppongatana (Ten Swords) Seta Sojiro and Shishio Makoto. There are three types of fonts, ranging from classic fonts that go well with the attractive characters to slightly cute fonts. In addition to surnames, first names, old characters, pen names, and nicknames, messages such as "OK," "I saw it," and "Thank you" can also be added. (Up to three kanji characters, five hiragana-katakana characters, and six alphabet characters can be used. They can create the same character name as in the sample illustration.). There are three types of materials to choose from: a self-inking type that can be used as a signature for receiving packages and notes, for naming personal belongings, and for stamping on parent-teacher notebooks and reading-aloud cards; a wood engraving type that can be registered at most financial institutions in Japan; and a black buffalo type. All of them come with a special case depicting Kenshin and his fellows. (C) Watsuki Nobuhiro/Shueisha
From "Rurouni Kenshin - Meiji Kenkaku Roman Tan -" comes neckties featuring Himura Kenshin and other characters. They are now on sale at the “P.S.FA Online Shop” and other stores. The ‘"Rurouni Kenshin - Meiji Kenkaku Roman Tan -" Neckties’ feature a total of six characters, including Himura Kenshin, Sagara Sanosuke, Saito Hajime, Shinomori Aoshi, Yukishiro Enishi, and Shishio Makoto (only Kenshin comes in two colors). Each character's image is subtly incorporated into the blade of the necktie, while the tail of the necktie, which is not visible from the front, is designed with each character's illustration, style, beliefs, and technique name, making it an item that can be easily used in business. The "Himura Kenshin Model" features a cross-shaped scar motif on the tip of the blade to represent Himura Kenshin. The tail is decorated with the words "Hiten Mitsurugi Ryu," the school of swordsmanship wielded by Himura Kenshin, and an illustration of Himura Kenshin. The necktie is available in two colors, wine and navy, and is designed to fit in easily for business. For the "Sagara Sanosuke Model", the "Aku" character on the tip of the blade represents Sagara Sanosuke. The tail has an illustration of Sagara Sanosuke and the "Aku Ichimonji". The color scheme of the simple but impactful stripe pattern matches the colors of Sagara Sanosuke's hachimaki and costume. The design can be an accent to your outfit. The stripe pattern on the blade of the "Saito Hajime Model" is based on the color scheme and lines of the "Shinsengumi." The tail is decorated with an illustration of Saito Hajime's belief, "Aku, Soku, Zan". The base color is navy, which is easy to use in business. The "Shinomori Aoshi Model" features a design on the blade with a motif of two swords and a hollyhock crest to represent Shinomori Aoshi. The tail is decorated with the technique name "Kaiten Kenbu Roku Ren" and an illustration of Shinomori Aoshi. The unique design can be an accent to your outfit. The "Yukishiro Enishi Model" has a small pattern of snowflakes on the blade to represent Yukishiro Enishi. The tail is decorated with the key word "Jinchu" and an illustration of Yukishiro Enishi. The color scheme of the small pattern is subdued and easy to use for daily use. The "Shishio Makoto Model" has a motif of a bandage and an infinity sword on the blade to represent Shishio Makoto. On the tail, there is an illustration of Shihio's creed, "Survival of the fittest". It is a unique pattern, but the stripes make it suitable for business. The ‘"Rurouni Kenshin - Meiji Kenkaku Roman Tan -" necktie’ is priced at 1,990 JPY (tax excluded). It is currently on sale at “P.S.FA stores” nationwide (excluding some stores) and on the “P.S.FA online store.” (C) Watsuki Nobuhiro/Shueisha
The new cut-scenes of "Yukishiro Tomoe" by Arimura Kasumi from "Rurouni Kenshin: The Beginning" (Release date on June 4, 2021) have been released. "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". In the now showing "The Final", the series most dreadful antagonist, Yukishiro Enishi appeared in front of Kenshin, who is enjoying his peaceful life with the members of the Kamiya dojo, and launched a full-assault on Tokyo as he wanted to steal away everything that Kenshin cared about. It was revealed that Kenshin has killed his own wife, Tomoe, who is also Enishi's elder sister. Also in "The Beginning" that will be released on June 4, it will depict the fate of Tomoe and Kenshin during the period when he was known as the "Battousai the Manslayer" and before he swore to "not kill". The truth that lies behind the "cross-shaped scar" will also be revealed. This time, all the new cut-scenes of Tomoe are released. Tomoe approached Kenshin with a fleetingness as if she will disappear due to her past experience, unaverred determination, and strong core. While being on the border between hatred and love, she is staring at Kenshin with a calm expression, as well as the scene of standing in the snow with a strong determination. Do watch how the fate of these two will end up in the theatre. "Rurouni Kenshin: The Beginning" will be released on June 4. (C) Watsuki Nobuhiro / Shueisha (C) 2020 Movie "Rurouni Kenshin: The Beginning" Production Committee
Sato Takeru played the main role in the live-action movie series "Rurouni Kenshin". The first movie in the series released in 2012 became a big hit, and in 2014 the sequel to the two-part series also became a hot topic. And this time, the final chapter of the series "Rurouni Kenshin Saishuushou: The Final" was released on April 23 (Fri), and on June 4 (Fri) the series will be completed with "Rurouni Kenshin Saishuushou: The Beginning". So, in March, Anime! Anime! held the shooting of the battle scene, which was supposed be the climax of "Rurouni Kenshin Saishuushou: The Final". We also conducted an interview at the same time. We will also report what director Otomo Keishi said at that time. ■ Action that feels the "spirit" of men crossing swords "The Final" is a story about the battle between the main character, Himura Kenshin, and Yukishiro Enishi. Kenshin, who killed his beloved , Tomoe, and Tomoe's younger brother are crossing swords in revenge. Their past strongly connected, they will fight a different death battle with Shishio Makoto, who became the main enemy from the previous work. Otomo-san said, "For Enishi, his sister Tomoe was an irreplaceable person who was like a mother to him. Strong feelings not only for Tomoe but also for revenge at the swordsman who took her life have sprung up in Enishi. On the other hand, for Kenshin, Enishi is an opponent with who he does not want to fight but must fight. Because of these two people, the introduction of battle is also different from before. The tension is not like, "Now, it’s a fight!" Perhaps because of that, the battle scene that I added this time seems to be quite powerful. The script was a little over 11 pages and 125 cuts, which was a dynamic and discerning shoot. Arata Mackenyu played Enishi. Director Otomo commented, "He is a "full-blooded" action star, but at the same time, he excels in delicate plays that capture the subtleties of his heart. Enishi is not just a man obsessed with revenge, but a young man who originally had a kind heart. I thought that Arata Mackenyu, who has both high physical ability and naive acting abilities, would be a good match." In addition, he seemed to bring the potential and presence to compete with Sato, saying, "If anyone will hit Sato Takeru, it would be him." During the shooting, I have drawn in the powerful Kenshin performance by Sato. The swordsmen's muscles drawn with well-trained bodies are straight and heavy. There, I could feel the length of time that Enishi had lived for revenge. Sato and others chat between the shoots, but they were brief moments. Suddenly, I saw a serious expression confirming the movement. There were also moments when he gave off an air that no one could approach, and he was breathtaking at his crazy and sad aura. The actions of Sato, who starred in the movie, have an impression of lightness. In the difficult action scenes like going around the pond in the atrium of the Western-style building by putting his feet on the sides of the stairs and the pillars, he practiced many times and got used to his body. Also, in this scene, there is an important moment using wires. A wire extending from the center of the pond supported Sato, and a scene was shot that used centrifugal force to run through more dynamically. Director Otomo commented that "Rurouni Kenshin" is "sticking to analog-like action shooting." By using wires and turning around to add to the physical strength of the actor without performing digital processing as much as possible, the scene became a sweaty scene with realistic images. Sato, who has shaped this kind of commitment in the past three works, may have a sensuous grasp of how to make a better picture. He didn't have any gaps in the angle of the sword he was holding, his toes, or his fingertips, and he was thrilled. Otome also said, "Since it is a battle for a woman (Tomoe) who is not there, I think that it is good to show emotions in small movements and swings, not just offense and defense, so I asked Tanigaki (Kenji), the action director. Kenshin is surely confronting while accepting the attack of Enishi, "Isn't it different?","Can you understand, Enishi?". I want viewers to feel the atonement from actions" "The movie is packed with the ideas that the action team has accumulated over the last five years and gained shooting art to support those ideas, and the wisdom and ingenuity of all the staff.," said Otomo-san. The best action movie in the history of Japanese movies has become a supreme movie this way. Please check at the theater to see what the culmination it is.
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.