「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.
Here at AnimeAnime!, to celebrate Sato Takuya’s birthday, we conducted an annual readers’ survey entitled “Who is your favorite character played by Sato Takuya?”. We will announce the results.
The trailer of an animation movie "Wave!! Surfing Yappe!!" (Roadshow starts on Oct. 2), which is dedicated to "Handsomes & Surfing", has been released. Moreover, "Naminori boys", consist of the main cast Maeno Tomoaki, Ogasawara Jin, and others will be the in charge OP theme song. "WAVE!!" is a media mix project create by MAGES. (LOVE & ART), who works on maiden contents such as "B-PROJECT", and is dedicated to the theme of "surfing", which has become an Olympic competition event for the first time for the Tokyo Olympics. Hinaoka Masaki, the protagonist played by Maeno Tomoaki, meets the transfer student, Akitsuki Shou, played by Ogasawara Jin, and it is an original group performance drama depicting the men who love surfing. Before the movie release on Oct. 2, the trailer has been unveiled. The video starts with the main character, Masaki, who has a fateful encounter with Shou riding brilliantly on the waves, and the voices of other main characters could also be heard at the same time. Also, in the CG surfing scene, the waves are clear, and beautiful, which gives off a refreshing surfing story. Moreover, it has also been announced that the OP theme song "Legendary Surf Prince" will be sung by "Naminori boys", which consist of the eight main characters Hinaoka Masaki (CV. Maeno Tomoaki), Akitsuki Shou (CV. Ogasawara Jin), Tanaka Nalu (CV. Nakajima Yoshiki), Iwana Kousuke (CV. Sato Takuya), Matsukaze Yuta (CV. Shirai Yusuke), Kido Naoya (CV. Toki Junichi), Fuke Rindou (CV. Okamoto Nobuhiko), Mori William Soichiro (CV. Morikubo Shoutarou). Anime movie "WAVE!! Surfing Yappe!!" national roadshow will starts on Oct.2, 2020 at Shinjuku Baltic 9, and others. (C) MAGES./ Anime WAVE!! Production Committee
June 19 is "Rodoku Day (Reading Day)". Nihon Rodoku Bunka Kyokai (Japan Reading Culture Association), a nonprofit organization, established the day based on the wordplay "Ro (6) Doku (19)". The anniversary aims to promote reading as an art culture, and a volunteer reading project and reading contest are held in the mid-June. Voice actors, who play characters, have opportunities to participate in a stage reading, and read stories for audio books. There will be a lot of fans who like such different attractions. Therefore, Anime!Anime! conducted an annual reader survey titled 'Whose "reading" would you like to listen to among voice actors/actresses?'. During the survey period from June 7 to June 14, a total of 1,266 responses were received. For the gender ratio, the females were the majority with about 85% while the males were about 15%. For the age distribution, we received the majority of responses from young readers: about 40% were from teens, and about 30% were from those in their 20s. In this article, we will announce the result of the Voice Actresses Edition. ■There are many reasons why people might want to listen to a reading by this popular cast! 1st place 1st place went to Hayami Saori. The support rating was about 12%, and she moved up from 2nd place last year. The comments received were, "Her clear voice is easy to hear, and she is good at expressing emotions. I just want to keep listening to her perform forever", "I like her calm voice. I can easily understand the story development through her voice, and I get enchanted by her voice", "Her calm voice conveys the story well, and deepens the worldview". Many readers praised her enchanting voice. As is the case in Voice Actors Edition., some readers who actually heard her reading commented, saying "I listened to her reading a novel on YouTube, and it was moving." 2nd place 2nd place went to Sawashiro Miyuki. She came in a close second. The comments received were, "Her flat narration in a news program is impressive, but a live-reading of anime was incredibly powerful. I thought she has a great sense of timing with her words. I would like to listen to her reading a story written in literary style such as Higuchi Ichiyo", "I like the part about reading a picture book inserted in 'Rozen Maiden'. I would like to listen to her reading some masterpiece", and "Her reading of 'Gauche the Cellist' is really easy to understand". The readers praised her readings through various media. 3rd place 3rd place went to Uchida Maaya. The support rating was about 9%. Many readers mentioned the reading section in a variety show "Say You to Yo Asobi", saying "She enjoyed playing various characters" and "The reading section was so amusing that I was surprised by her potential". She has been playing different types of characters, which is another reason why the readers want to listen to her reading. We also received comments like, "She skillfully plays various types of characters from a boy, a cute girl to a mature woman! I would like to listen to a reading where various characters appear" and "She can play a romance between a woman and a man alone". In the Voice Actresses Edition., multitalented actresses came in top positions. They have been playing different types of characters, have a calming voice, and have played in a stage reading. In addition to being active in anime, voice actors who narrate TV programs also made the list. ■Ranking Top 10 [Whose "reading" would you like to listen to among voice actors/actresses? 2021 Voice Actresses Ver.] 1. Hayami Saori 2. Sawashiro Miyuki 3. Uchida Maaya 4. Hanazawa Kana 5. Minasa Inori 6. Sakura Ayane 7. Noto Mamiko 8. Paku Romi 9. Sakamoto Maaya 10. Kugimiya Rie （Survey Period: June 7 - June 14, 2021) ■Ranking Top 20 [Whose "reading" would you like to listen to among voice actors/actresses? 2021 Voice Actresses Ver.] 1. Hayami Saori 2. Sawashiro Miyuki 3. Uchida Maaya 4. Hanazawa Kana 5. Minasa Inori 6. Sakura Ayane 7. Noto Mamiko 8. Paku Romi 9. Sakamoto Maaya 10. Kugimiya Rie 11. Hayashibara Megumi 12. Yuuki Aoi 13. Ogata Megumi 14. Nozawa Masako 15. Kitou Akari 16. Takayama Minami 17. Ito Miku 17. Inoue Marina 17. Kayano Ai 17. Tanaka Atsuko （Survey Period: June 7 - June 14, 2021)
June 19 is "Reading Day". It was established basing on the words play "Ro (6) Doku (19)" ('Roudoku' lit. means 'reading' in Japanese) in 2002 by the NPO Japan Reading Culture Association. It is a memorial day dedicated to popularizing reading as an art culture, and in mid-June, annual reading volunteers and reading contests are being held. Voice actors who make characters alive may also appear in recitation plays or read aloud in audiobooks. I think there are many fans who like reading aloud, which has a different charm from anime. Here at Anime!Anime!, we conducted an annual reader survey entitled "Among voice actors, whose 'reading' you want to hear?" Responses were received from 1,266 people during the survey period from June 7 to June 14. The male-female ratio is about 15% for males and about 85% for females. About 40% of the age group were teens, and about 30% were in their 20s. In this article, we will announce the results for the voice actors edition. ■ Voice actors with reading experience are ranked high! 1st place 1st place goes to Shimono Hiro with an approval rating of about 7%, a big jump up from last year's 7th place. Many comments were received from readers who had actually enjoyed reading Shimono-san, "I listened "The Restaurant of Many Orders" on YouTube. I was impressed by being drawn into the world view in no time!", and "The reading of 'Run Meros' was wonderful, so I would like to hear more.". Many readers praised reading techniques, "He skillfully manipulates his voice from cute to cool, and the usage between them is really amazing! I was impressed by him as a professional.", "Not only the characters' plays, but also the narrated reading tone is a gentle and calming voice, and I love it because it is so comfortable to listen to.", and "The expressive power that can do anything with a wide range of gentle voices and intense voices is amazing." 2nd place 2nd place goes to Ishida Akira. He is only a few votes behind the top. Many readers commented how works took their hearts, "I have a reading CD with Ishida-san, and all of them have a pleasant gentle voice. Since each character is played carefully, I am happy that it is easy to understand the situation of the story.", "Not only is Ishida-san's lustrous voice attractive, but I also think that his sincere attitude to consider and challenge the reading subject is wonderful.", and "Even though there is only a voice, I can clearly see the movements and facial expressions of the characters' mouths. Thanks to Ishida-san, I realized the fun of reading aloud." 3rd place 3rd place goes to Kamiya Hiroshi with an approval rating of about 6%. Readers commented, "He plays different roles by himself, and all emotional expressions are really real. I am fascinated by his technique that makes me think that even a little breathing is happening in front of me.", and "The expressive power that can do anything with a wide range of gentle voices and intense voices is amazing." Playing multiple roles with many monologues in anime is another reason why people want to listen to recitation plays. Voice actors who are already involved in reading are ranked high, such as having performed a reading drama in the male voice actor edition and being in charge of narration in an audiobook. It is also characterized by the conspicuous votes from fans that frequently go to recitation plays. ■ Ranking Top 10 [Among voice actors, whose 'reading' you want to hear? 2021 Edition] 1st place Shimono Hiro 2nd place Ishida Akira 3rd place Kamiya Hiroshi 4th place Saito Soma 5th place Sakurai Takahiro 6th place Tsuda Kenjiro 7th place Nakamura Yuichi 8th place Ishikawa Kaito 9th place Sugita Tomokazu 10th place Kimura Ryohei (Response period: June 7 to June 14, 2021) ■ Ranking Top 20 [Among voice actors, whose 'reading' you want to hear? 2021 Edition] 1st place Shimono Hiro 2nd place Ishida Akira 3rd place Kamiya Hiroshi 4th place Saito Soma 5th place Sakurai Takahiro 6th place Tsuda Kenjiro 7th place Nakamura Yuichi 8th place Ishikawa Kaito 9th place Sugita Tomokazu 10th place Kimura Ryohei 11th place Kaji Yuki 12th place Umehara Yuichiro 13th place Matsuoka Yoshitsugu 14th place Yusa Koji 15th place Suwabe Junichi 16th place Uchiyama Koki 17th place Takahashi Hiroki 18th place Ono Daisuke 19th place Fukuyama Jun 20th place Yasumoto Hiroki (Response period: June 7 to June 14, 2021)
The first voice actor regular program in the industry, "Say You to Yoasobi 2021" will be collaborating with JRA (Japan Racing Association), ahead of the "62nd Takarazuka Kinen (GI)" that will be held on June 27. The collaboration designated website "JRA X 'Say You to Yoasobi 2021' Takarazuka Kinen Challenge" was open on June 21. "JRA X 'Say You to Yoasobi 2021' Takarazuka Kinen Challenge" will have a special release on the video of the Thursday and Friday MCs of "Say You to Yoasobi 2021", Namikawa Daisuke, Ishikawa Kaito, Seki Tomokazu, and Hatanaka Tasuku, predicting the results of "Takarazuka Kinen". Also, the MCs of each weekday will be challenging the "concentration game" featuring the 10 historical winning horses of "Takarazuka Kinen". On Thursday and Friday, a guest that is familiar with horse racing will appear as he/she explains the allure of horse racing. The other interesting contents, include Morikubo Showtaro and Nakamura Shougo watching the race of "Takarazuka Kinen (GI)" during the broadcast of "WEEKEND", which is broadcast once per month. The collaboration designated website "JRA X 'Say You to Yoasobi 2021' Takarazuka Kinen Challenge" will be available from June 21 to September 20.
The TV anime "Life Lessons with Uramichi Oniisan" will be broadcast from July 5, 2021. When the anime adaptation and cast members were announced, many fans reacted on social media saying, "The cast members of Life Lessons with Uramichi Oniisan is sooooo gorgeous," and "The cast members of Life Lessons with Uramichi Oniisan is gorgeous to the point it's exhausting." This article will introduce you to Kamiya Hiroshi-san, who plays the main character Omota Uramichi and the other main cast members, who are truly "overly gorgeous". So what is this "Life Lessons with Uramichi Oniisan" with "overly gorgeous cast members"? It is originally a manga with the same title by Kuze Gaku, serialized on the online manga magazine "comic POOL". The comics have over 1 million copies in circulation (including ebooks). The protagonist is the two-faced, 31-year-old man, Omota Uramichi, the gymnastics instructor of the children's educational program "Maman to Together" (Together with Maman). It is a story about a kind but sometimes "dark" young man. A sad celebration of life for the "good kids" who have grown up. Kamiya Hiroshi as Omota Uramichi The voice actor playing the protagonist, Omota Uramichi a.k.a. Uramichi Oniisan, is Kamiya Hiroshi-san, well known for characters, such as Levi from "Attack on Titan" and Akashi Sijuurou from "Kuroko's Basketball". Kamiya-san has been voicing Uramichi Oniisan since the "Release Commemoration Promo Video" for vol. 1 of the comics back in 2017. Since then, he has pulled off the role with a large gap between the nice smile and unstable emotions. In addition to his voice acting, Kamiya-san also has a carrier in music. He also won the MSV (Most Valuable Seiyuu), which is given to the voice actor chosen by fans, in the 13th and 14th Seiyuu Awards. Sugita Tomokazu as Usahara Tobikichi Sugita Tomokazu-san is playing Usahara Tobikichi, who is inside of the suit of Usao-kun, a rabbit in "Together with Maman" in which Uramichi Oniisan and the other characters appear. He is well known for characters, such as Sakata Gintoki from "Gintama" and Joseph Joestar from "JoJo's Bizarre Adventure". Sugita-san established AGRS Inc. while working as a voice actor. The company was a part of the production committee of "Aoi Hane Mitsuketa!" (I found a blue feather!), a short anime by Noovo Inc. He also posts videos on YouTube, talking about things he likes or doing some kind of challenge. Nakamura Yuuichi as Kumatani Mitsuo Nakamura Yuuichi-san is playing Usahara Tobikichi, who is inside of the suit of Kumao-kun, a bear in "Together with Maman". He is well known for characters, such as Gojou Satoru from "Jujutsu Kaisen" and Shiba Tatsuya from "The Irregular at Magic High School". Nakamura-san is also famous for dubbing foreign films. He dubbed Captain America in the "Marvel Cinematic Universe". He appears on the YouTube channel "Washagana TV" along with the freelance writer Mafia Kajita-san. Various videos including gameplay and introducing his personal belongings. Miyano Mamoru as Daga Iketeru Miyano Mamoru-san is playing Daga Iketeru, the song instructor a.k.a. Iketeru Oniisan in "Together with Maman". He is well known for characters, such as Setsuna F Seiei from "Mobile Suit Gundam 00" and Reinhard von Lohengramm from "Legend of the Galactic Heroes". Miyano-san is also active as a singer. He was the first male voice actor to have a solo concert at Nippon Budokan on October 4, 2013. As an actor, he has appeared in stage plays, such as the musical "Prince of Tennis" and "Seven Souls in the Skull Castle: Season Moon Kagen" by Gekidan Shinkansen, and even in TV dramas such as "Yuube was Otanoshimi Deshita ne" and "Hanzawa Naoki". Mizuki Nana as Tadano Utano The song instructor of "Together with Maman" Tadano Utano is played by Mizuki Nana. She is well known for characters, such as Kazanari Tsubasa from the "Symphogear" series and Uzumaki Hinata from "Boruto: Naruto Next Generations". Mizuki-san is also a singer as well as a voice actor. She was the first voice actor to appear in "60th Kouhaku Uta Gassen" in 2009. She also is the first solo voice actor to achieve 1st place on the Oricon Singles Daily Ranking. She will be singing the opening theme for the anime, "ABC Taisou", as "Iketeru Oniisan & Utano Oneesan" along with Miyano Mamoru-san as Daga Iketeru. The promo video lets you enjoy the song ahead of the broadcast. These are the five main cast members of "Life Lessons with Uramichi Oniisan". The anime features even more gorgeous voice actors, such as Kimura Ryouhei-san, SUzumura Kenichi-san, and Ono Daisuke-san! Let's look forward to seeing how the cast members will perform the sad celebration of life for the "good kids" who have grown up. (C) Kuze Gaku, Ichijinsha / "Life Lessons with Uramichi Oniisan" Production Committee
Voice actors are now covering a large scope of work, which are from anime to appearance on TV and events, and there are some who are working as a singer as well. Among them, it has become a norm to celebrate the voice actor's birthday on the radio program, event, or on the social network. Thus, anime!anime! is introducing the voice actors with their birthday approaching. The below are the voice actors, whose birthday falls on June 21 to June 27. June 21 Itou Mai-san Erika-san Hoshino Chizuko-san Sakai Natsuko-san Fujiyoshi Kouji-san June 22 Chiko-san Takahashi Meguru-san Nagayama Nana-san Suzuki Eri-san Ichiki Minako-san Ono Ryouko-san Satou Shinobu-san Bungo Atsuko-san Miyata Hironori-san Ichinowatari Hiroaki-san Konno Souryuu-san Naitou Ryou-san Fujiwara Kenichi-san Domon Jin-san Kawahara Yoshihisa-san Ono Yuuki-san June 23 Nakagawa Akira-san Imai Asami-san Yamane Nozomi-san Mizushiro Rena-san Taketatsu Ayana-san Takahashi Keiichi-san Tokuhiro Natsuo-san Sakamoto Raikou-san Kazama Hideo-san Fujii Tsutomu-san Kodama Takuya-san Ohya Kaneomi-san June 24 Yonemaru Ayumi-san Kaiden Michiko-san Umadume Kaori-san Endou Yukari-san Iwanaga Tetsuya-san Shioya Yoku-san Tanaka Masayuki-san Kishino Shinichi-san June 25 Mizuno Mariko-san Asakura Momo-san Kagami Riki-san Setogawa Taichi-san June 26 Minaguchi Yuuko-san Uihara Chie-san Tokutome Shiduka-san Kirimura Mari-san Mizuhari Kaoru-san Kondou Kanoko-san Shirakawa Sumiko-san Kanzaki Chiro-san Asou Kahori-san Chiaki Mahiro-san Ataka Makoto-san Nakajima Yoshiki-san Hanae Natsuki-san Chiba Isshin-san June 27 Ichihara Yumi-san Fujieda Nariko-san Yamazaki Haruka-san Itou Ryou-san Yatsuda Shingo-san Honjou Yuutarou-san Happy birthday to everyone!
It was decided that the voice actor singers, Aoi Shouta and Uesaka Sumire will appear on the 23rd "Songs of Tokyo" and this is the first time for both of them to appear together on a music show. The program will be broadcast on June 21, 2021, on "NHK World Japan", and "NHK General TV" on June 26. Aoi Shouta debuted in 2011 as a voice actor. He has appeared in more than 200 anime and also shown off his talent by voicing a female character sometime. He debuted as a singer in 2013, and became popular with his unique high tone voice. On the other hand, Uesaka Sumire also debuted as a voice actor in 2011 and as a singer in 2013, which is same as Aoi Shouta. She is not only active as a voice actor and a singer, but also showed off her "Otaku" side to capture the hearts of the worldwide fans as to not lose to Aoi Shouta. Her edgy otaku spirit in Russia, tanks, Lolita, and others was highly praised by the specialists. During the opening talk, the host Murakami Shingo and Horan Chiaki will ask them, "How did both of you become an otaku?" and "How 'Otaku' are both of you?" as they urge on their otaku's roots and the states. During the performance, Aoi Shouta will perform his latest songs "give me me" and "Eclipse" while Uesaka Sumire will perform "Easy Love" and "Pop Team Epic".
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.