「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 "Mobile Suit Gundam: Hathaway's Flash" comes a Gunpla of Messer Type-F02 in the HG series. Pre-orders are currently available on "Premium Bandai". "HG 1/144 Messer Type-F02" is a 3D figure of the mass production Mobile Suit, Type-F02, which is the main force of Mafty, the anti-Earth Federation group. The Mobile Suit was recreated with newly molded parts of Type-F02 from the film, such as the legs with "Lifting Flares". The head to recreate the commander's unit will also be included in the kit. "HG 1/144 Messer Type-F02" is priced at 3,190 JPY (tax included). Pre-orders are currently available on "Premium Bandai", and shipping is scheduled for January 2022. (C) Sotsu, Sunrise
"Gundam Breaker Battlogue Project", a project to strengthen the connection of the Gunpla-based game "Gundam Breaker Series" and the "Gunpla" series, has begun. The project will also include an anime featuring the project's original Mobile Suits. It will start in the summer of 2021. This project aims to fuse together digital and physical, and will release the project's original Mobile Suits in both the game and Gunpla. The Gunpla "HG Gundam Breaker Battlogue Series", which will be released in coordination with the project, is designed to be able to replace and combine each of the head, body, arm, and leg parts, allowing you to customize your Gunpla just like in the game. In addition, to further link the game and Gunpla, a six-episode short film "Gundam Breaker Battlogue Project" has been produced. It will be stremed on the GUndam Official YouTube channel "Gundam Channel" in Japan. "Gundam Breaker Battlogue Project" will start in the summer of 2021. (C) Sotsu, Sunrise
Bandai Nampo Entertainment Inc. started the sustainable project “Gundam Universal Century Development Action (abbreviated as GUDA)” based on the “Gundam” series. In addition, it was also announced the “Gundam Open Innovation” campaign, which aims to gather new ideas to address social issues related to population and environment. Since the broadcast of “Mobile Suit Gundam” in 1979, the “Gundam” franchise entries have continually for 40 years prompted innovation by raising awareness towards environmental degradation and overpopulation problems. This is symbolized by the timeline concept of “Universal Century”, a new era in which humans are faced with societal challenges while immigrating to space colonies. A prevalent theme touched upon is the fact that humanity has to confront the vastness of the galaxy not as individuals, but as a whole. Holding Gundam’s invaluable message towards humanity in regards to population and environmental problems, as well as using the series Universal Century’s lessons as an emblem of hope for a better future, the Bandai Namco Group is implementing various action plans for the sake of children in future through the collaboration of fans all around the world and other companies. <image src='https://animeanime.jp/imgs/zoom/412194.png' class='inline-article-image' width='640' height='250' /> “Gundam Open Innovation”(c) Sotsu-Sunrise “GUDA” started its first campaign “Gunpla Recycling Project” in April as a collaboration between 4 companies: Bandai Namco Holdings, Bandai Spirits, Bandai Namco Amusement, and Bandai Logical. The campaign's goal is to collect used Gunplay frames and turn them into new assembly kits through a cutting edge chemical recycling process, bringing fans and Bandai Namco together while striving for a sustainable society. GUDA’s second campaign “Gundam Open Innovation” was conceived as a result of the 2018/2019 gathering ”Bandai Namco Accelerator” held to generate new venture ideas that would become a catalyst of change for the next stages, with disregard to conventional business practices and established common sense. Similar to the challenges humanity must face in the Gundam universe, the campaign's purpose is to gather in a broad scale innovative solutions and technologies aimed towards a sustainable society, by addressing issues in the context of space exploration, and population and environmental problems. More details can be found at the “Gundam Innovation” official site. (c)Sotsu-Sunrise
The collaboration between the two now showing movies, "Detective Conan: The Scarlet Bullet" and "Mobile Suit Gundam: Hathaway's Flash" has been announced. The visual with Edogawa Conan, Seira Masumi, Akai Shuichi, Hathaway Noa, Char Aznable, and Amuro Ray has been revealed with the collaboration PV and collaboration plastic model. The collaboration PV focus on the key person of each movies, which are Hathaway Noa and Akai Shuichi. The narration of the PV is handled by Furuya Tohru (the voice of Amuro Ray from "Gundam" series and Furuya Rei from "Detective Conan" and Ikeda Shuichi (the voice of Char Aznable from "Gundam" series and Akai Shuichi from "Detective Conan"). Also, the release of the collaboration products "ENTRY GRADE Edogawa Conan (Char's Zaku II's Color) & HG 1/144 Char's Zaku II (Akai Shuichi's Color)" to commemorate the release of the two movies has been decided. The package of this product is an original illustration. "ENTRY GRADE Edogawa Conan (Char's Zaku II's Color)" has the coloring inspired by Char's Zaku II while "HG 1/144 Char's Zaku II (Akai Shuichi's Color)" has the coloring inspired by Akai Shuichi and it comes with new marking seals. Pre-orders have started at 1:00 PM, on June 15, 2021, on "Premium Bandai: Gundam Base's Online Shop". It will be released on "THE GUNDAM BASE" from June 21, 2021, onward. "Detective Conan: The Scarlet Bullet" and "Mobile Suit Gundam: Hathaway's Flash" are available in the theatres now. (C) Aoyama Gosho/ Shogakukan, Yomiuri TV, TMS 1996 (C) 2020 Aoyama Gosho/ Detective Conan Production Committee (C) Sotsu, Sunrise
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
"Gundam Reconguista in G The Movie I: Go! Core Fighter" has released the first 3 minutes of its original movie to the public. "We would like fans to take a look at the first 3 minutes of this movie," director Yoshiyuki Tomino confidently commented, saying the first three minutes are filled with dialogue and music which differ from the TV broadcast version, having changes with particular attention to detail.
The air date for 'D_CIDE TRAUMEREI THE ANIMATION', a mixed-media anime project produced by 3 companies including Bushiroad, was announced to be June 10th, Saturday. A promotion video and the key visual were also released along with the announcement. 'D_CIDE TRAUMEREI THE ANIMATION' is an anime adaption of 'D_CIDE TRAUMEREI', a mixed-media project by Bushiroad, Sumzap, and Drecom. The story takes place in Shibuya, centering on Ryuhei Oda, a high school student who watched the death of his admired brother as an elementary school kid. Now he is a high school student who practices kickboxing day and night. One day, Ryuhei gets bitten by a mysterious creature called Tris, resulting in him having a strange dream that night... <image src='https://animeanime.jp/imgs/zoom/412838.jpg' class='inline-article-image' width='640' height='360' /> The key visual released this time has all the characters including Ryuhei Oda and Rena Mori. The promotion video shows the action scene in Shibuya at night, with high-quality 3D animation done by Sanzigen Inc. There will also be 'D_CIDE TRAUMEREI THE ANIMATION New Information Reveal Party' on June 22nd, on TRAUMEREI Channel on YouTube. TV anime 'D_CIDE TRAUMEREI THE ANIMATION' broadcast is scheduled to start on July 10th, Saturday, on TOKYO MX and other 16 channels nationwide. （C）D_CIDE TRAUMEREI PROJECT （C）D_CIDE TRAUMEREI ANIME
Based on the Chinese fantasy novel of same name, the anime “Heaven Official's Blessing” (broadcasting on Jul. 4) have released its Japanese version trailer alongside key visuals. The ending theme was announced to be performed by Amamiya Sora. The announcement was followed by Amamiya’s comment. “Heaven Official's Blessing” is originally a Chinese web novel, which depicts ancient China in a fantasy setting. The anime adaptation was first released in October 2020 on the video sharing site bilibili, hitting 300 million views in total. The finely elaborated story unfolding in a mysterious and stunning world, with appealing characters, has a great appeal to Asian audiences. The new trailer features the extravagant town landscape of ancient china along its beautiful nature as the background for action packed battle scenes. An epic story is to be expected from the looks of the trailer. The ending theme, perfomed by Amamiya Sora is titled “Friizia”. The opening theme “Jiu no Kuchizuke” is performed by the band SID and its instrumentals can be heard during the trailer. The Japanese version of “Heaven Official's Blessing” is set to broadcast from Jul. 4 on TOKYO MX-BS11. Amazon Prime Video and other platforms will stream the anime starting from July. Commentary from Amamiya Sora: I am very happy to be able to perform the ending theme! It’s a melody that really suits the enticingly epic atmosphere of the anime. The song was composed to match the ambience the anime takes place at, ancient China. To add into that, I sang with all my might during the theme recording, while intentionally embodying a sense of melancholy with a tender smile on my face. I get very excited when I imagine my song being played to the beautiful animation when it first airs. So, do look forward for the anime and the music as well! (c)bilibili
Only a month left until the Summer 2021 titles are released. Along with titles that are currently on-air, it is also necessary to check the upcoming titles. A variety of titles will be released in the summer of 2021, including the latest season of the popular titles, and other remarkable original works. Among them, which anime do the Anime!Anime! readers have the highest hope for? Therefore, Anime!Anime! conducted a reader survey titled 'Among the titles to be released in the summer of 2021, which anime do you have the highest hope for?'. During the survey period from June 3 to June 10, a total of 1,426 responses were received. For the gender ratio, the females were the majority with about 60% while the males were about 40%. For the age distribution, we received the majority of responses from the young readers: about 40% were from teens, and about 40% were from those in their 20s. ■Original works occupied the top positions! 1st place 1st place went to "Life Lessons with Uramichi Oniisan". The support rating was about 17%. This title is based on a comedy manga series, which is currently serialized online via "comic POOL", a digital manga magazine. The protagonist Omote Uramichi appears in the educational program as a young man in charge of physical exercises, and his two-sided personality attracts attention. The comments received include, "I like the contrast between him being on the dreamlike stage, and him showing a dark side in real life. I've been eagerly looking forward to its anime adaptation", and "I cannot wait to see Uramichi-san's grown-up dark side". In addition, many readers mentioned the main cast members, including Kamiya Hiroshi as a protagonist, Miyano Mamoru, Mizuki Nana, Sugita Tomokazu, and Nakamura Yuuichi, saying "The cast members are fantastic, and I am looking forward to how they play such unique characters". 2nd place 2nd place went to "Idolish7: Third Beat!". The support rating was about 9%. The comments for the new series from "Idolish7", include "With each release of new series, the quality improves, and I am looking forward to the performance that cannot be expressed in games". and "Both Season 1 and Season 2 were beyond my expectations, so I am pretty sure that this would be great again". Season 3 consists of 2 cours with the 1st cour to be released in July. 3rd place 3rd place went to "Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid". The support rating was about 8%. This title is based on a manga, which is currently serialized in "Monthly Action". Season 2 of TV anime depicts a hectic comedy where Tohru, a female dragon, comes to Kobayashi-san's house, as a maid. The comments received include, "The characters are not only cute, but also harsh, which is funny", and "It beautifully depicts the feelings of Tohru and Kobayashi-san. I was moved by such depiction". The readers said that they were attracted by season 1. The latest titles by Kyoto Animation occupied the top 3. For male readers only, 1st place went to "The Detective Is Already Dead", 2nd to "Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid", and 3rd to "Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid". For female readers only, 1st place went to "Life Lessons with Uramichi Oniisan", 2nd to "Idolish7", and 3rd to "Heaven Official's Blessing". The comments for "The Detective Is Already Dead" include, "I have high expectations as its novel was great" and "I got captivated by PV!". The comments for "That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime" include, "I want it to keep it up just like 1st cour of season 2! New characters are appearing, and I have very high expectation for Rimuru, gaining more and more power!" The comments for "Heaven Official's Blessing" include, "This is based on Mo Xiang Tong Xiu-sensei's work, who wrote 'Mo Dao Zu Shi'" and "I am happy that we have Japanese dubbed version!" Some readers voted for the titles based on a novel. ■Let's introduce other comments!! "Getter Robo Arc" "I am very looking forward to it as this is an anime adaptation of 'Getter Robo', a manga written by Ishikawa Ken-sensei!" "I want to fully enjoy actions that only Super Robot can take." "Love Live! Superstar!!" "I have high expectations as Kyogoku Takahiko from the first title of the series will come back." "I am excited to see how the story follows the 5 members at the newly established school!" "Aquatope of White Sand" "I am great that I can watch a youth drama produced by P.A.Works again." "It is a rare title which sets in an aquarium. The depiction of water in PV is really beautiful." Some readers voted for an original title. ■Ranking Top 20 [Among the titles to be released in the summer of 2021, which anime do you have the highest hope for?] 1. "Life Lessons with Uramichi Oniisan" 2. "Idolish7: Third Beat!" 3. "Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid" 4. "That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime" Season 2 Part 2 5. "Heaven Official's Blessing" 5. "The Detective Is Already Dead" 7. "Higurashi When They Cry - Sotsu" 8. "My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom! X" 9. "The Case Study of Vanitas" 10. "Love Live! Superstar!!" 11. "The Honor Student at Magic High School" 11. "Aquatope of White Sand" 13. "Girlfriend, Girlfriend" 14. "Re-Main" 15. "Getter Robo Arc" 16. "Idol Land PriPara" 17. "Kageki Shoujo!" 17. "Battle in 5 Seconds After Meeting" 17. "Record of Ragnarok" 17. "Bokutachi no Remake" （Survey Period: June 3 - June 10, 2021) *This survey is intended to research the readers' "interest in anime and characters today". It is not intended to discuss the relative merits of each character nor work. I would be glad if this article can help you develop an understanding and interest in the anime and characters.
From the first cour of TV anime 3rd season "IDOLiSH7 Third BEAT!", the key visual along with the 2nd promo video and visuals of "IDOLiSH7", "TRIGGER", and "Re:vale" appearing in new costumes have been released. In addition, broadcast information were also announced. The astonishing key visual shows the IDOLiSH7 gazing into the distant future while cherry petals are flying. In the second PV, the story dramatically unfolds under IDOLiSH7's song "Sakura Message". The first cour of "IDOLiSH7 Third BEAT!" is set to be aired on TOKYO MX, BS11, and other stations from July 4, 2021. (C) BNOI / Ainana Production Committee
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.