「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.
TV Anime "Higurashi: When They Cry – Sotsu", one of the titles released in the summer of 2021, will start broadcasting on July 1. Also, it has been announced that "Cotton Drifting 2021 Higurashi Challenge" will be held on June 20, and that the museum featuring the title is scheduled. "Higurashi: When They Cry – Sotsu" will be released, with the first two episodes in a row, on July 1, 2021. "Higurashi When They Cry" (a.k.a. Higurashi) is based on a horror mystery novel game developed by Ryukishi07/07th Expansion. The story depicts a strange event that occurs in the rural village of Hinamizawa in the early summer of 1983. Ahead of the release, a project titled "Cotton Drifting 2021 Higurashi Challenge" will be held on June 20. Nico Nico Live and ABEMA will distribute "Higurashi: When They Cry – Gou" in one stroke, and a special program will also be streamed, featuring Nakahara Mai, Kanai Mika, and Ito Miki. Moreover, the goods of "'Higurashi When They Cry' Museum", which will be held from June 19 for a limited period, have also been shown. The lineup consists of "Acrylic Stand", "Clear Folder", "Tapestry", etc., with a newly drawn illustration, featuring Rena, Mion, Satoko, and Rika in Yukata. "Higurashi: When They Cry – Sotsu" will be released, with the first two episodes in a row, on July 1, 2021, on TOKYO MX, BS11, and other channels.
People often lose passion and energy during May. To overcome such a depressing month, watching anime with disastrous and aggressive stories, also known as depressive anime, will regain your energy.
The collaboration pop-up store between "Higurashi: When They Cry – Sotsu" and "Sanrio Characters" has been announced. It will be held in Osaka, Aichi, Tokyo, and Miyagi from May 2021. On April 1, 2021, "Higurashi: When They Cry" and "Sanrio Characters" has released the visual with the caption "Sanrio Puroland will be built in Hinamizawa!?" and the pairs Furude Rika and Kuromi, Hojou Satoko and Pochacco, Ryuuguu Rena and Hello Kitty, Sonozaki Mion and Cinnamoroll. This collaboration was thought to be an April's Fools project, but it was announced to be "true" afterward. "Higurashi: When They Cry – Sotsu X Sanrio Characters Premium Shop" will be held from May 15 to May 23, 2021 in Abeno, Osaka, May 22 to May 30, 2021 in Nagoya, Aichi, May 29 to June 6, 2021 in Akihabara, Tokyo, and Sendai, Miyagi. Detailed information can be found on the designated webpage. (C) 2020 Ryukishi07/ Higurashi: When They Cry Production Committee
The collaboration between "Higurashi When They Cry" and Sanrio Puroland have been announced. A new visual contained the phrase that said, "Sanrio Puroland will be opened in Hinamizawa!?" has been unveiled. Hinamizawa is the location where the continuous mysterious deaths and missing residents, known as "curse of Oyashiro", took place after a struggle over construction of a dam. You may think what kind of a disaster will take place over the construction of Sanrio Puroland, but this picture was created as a April fool project. Sadly, Sanrio Puroland will not be constructed in Hinamizawa. But luckily, Furude Rika and Kuromi, Houjou Satoko and Pochakko, Ryuuguu Rena and Hello Kitty, and Sonozaki Mion and Cinamonroll all formed the pairs. The latest series of "Higurashi When They Cry" called "Higurashi When They Cry Sotsu" will be broadcast from July 2021. (C) 2020 Ryukishi 07/ Higurashi When They Cry Production Committee
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 season of the TV anime "Magia Record: Puella Magi Madoka Magica Side Story" will start airing this summer. At the same time, the key visual has been released. The anime "Puella Magi Madoka Magica" was first aired on TV in 2011 and became a social phenomenon with its impressive production, images, and hard-hitting story that developed contrary to the image of the cute characters. “Magia Record: Puella Magi Madoka Magica Side Story", based on the world of this work, is now available as a smartphone game, and the anime was broadcasted in January 2020. The 2nd season of "Magia Record: Puella Magi Madoka Magica Side Story" will be aired this summer, and the key visual has also been released. Details such as the broadcast time will be announced later. Please wait for further information. (C) Magica Quartet/Aniplex/Magia Record Anime Partners
The first cour of the anime spring season 2021 is finally coming to the second half. The viewers' enthusiastic gaze is being focused on what kind of endings are waiting for favorite characters. From the main characters who pull the story to the sub-characters who give off a presence that can not be ignored, a variety of characters has been shown this season as well. Probably many readers have fallen in love at first sight with them. Here at Anime!Anime!, we conducted a reader survey entitled "In which character from titles of spring season 2021 did you fall in love from the first sight?" The target titles are the ones that have started broadcasting and streaming from the April 2021 period (March to June). We received responses from 170 people during the survey period from June 4 to June 11. The male-female ratio is about 20% for males and about 80% for females. About 50% of the age group were teens, and about 30% were in their 20s. This time, we will announce the results of the female character edition. ■ Unique heroines are ranked in! First place 1st place goes to Emilico from "Shadow House" with an approval rating of about 10%. Emilico is one of the faceless clan, shadow's caretaker, and living doll. Many readers fell in love with her, who is always working hard, "She'll do everything for her owner, Kate. She is sometimes clumsy, but she does her best and I want to support her.", and "Honest, positive and adorable Emilico is healing me!" 2nd place 2nd place goes to Doujima Mayumi from "Pretty Boy Detective Club" with an approval rating of about 7%. The story begins when Doujima Mayumi gets involved with the Boys Detective Club. Many readers pointed on the performance with many monologues, "Sakamoto Maaya's voice shows the cuteness of Mayumi-chan in the best way." Some readers were touched by the story development, "I like her cuteness that can't be hidden even if she dresses as a man." 3rd place 3rd place goes to Shida Kuroha from "Osamake: Romcom Where The Childhood Friend Won't Lose" with an approval rating of about 6%. Shida Kuroha is a childhood friend of the main character, Maru Sueharu. Her energetic nature attracted many fans, "She's a cheerful and cute healing character", and "She has a cute smile and her face when she lies is great." ■ Let's introduce other comments! For Vivy from "Vivy -Fluorite Eye & Song", "A strong and beautiful AI diva. And it is also great how she changes through interactions with people and AI." For Sei from "The Saint’s Magic Power Is Omnipotent", "She is a strong person who stays tough even when she gets summoned to another world, she is still looking for what she can do and adapting to the new environment." About Irene Adler from "Moriarty the Patriot", who also ranked in the male edition as James Bond, "She was my favorite character since I read the original, but I fell in love with Hikasa Yoko's voice in the anime.", and "Her strong beliefs are amazing." ■ Ranking Top 10 "In which character from titles of spring season 2021 did you fall in love from the first sight? Female character edition" 1st place Emilyco "Shadow House" 2nd place Doujima Mayumi "Pretty Boy Detective Club" 3rd place Shida Kuroha "Osamake: Romcom Where The Childhood Friend Won't Lose" 4th place Irene Adler "Moriarty the Patriot" 4th place Uraraka Ochaco "My Hero Academia" 4th Kyouyama Anna "SHAMAN KING" 4th place Gotou Airi "Higehiro: After Being Rejected, I Shaved and Took In a High School Runaway" 4th place Sei (Kotori Yusei) "The Saint’s Magic Power Is Omnipotent" 9th place Azazel Amelie "Welcome to Demon School! Iruma-kun" 9th place Kawaike Kodake "Pretty Boy Detective Club" 9th place Kate "Shadow House" 9th place Oguma "Super Cub" 9th place Tachibana Hinata "Tokyo Revengers" 9th place Nagatoro "Don't Toy With Me, Nagatoro-san" 9th place Vivy "Vivy -Fluorite Eye & Song-" 9th place Honda Tohru"Fruit Basket The Final" (Response period: June 4th to June 11th, 2021) * This questionnaire is part of a survey of readers' awareness of "current interest in and attention to anime works and characters." Regarding the results, we do not intend to decide the superiority or inferiority of any character or work. We hope that this article will help you to get to know new works and characters, and to deepen your understanding and interest.
From the TV anime "Super Cub", the outline and scenes of Episode 11 "Tooi Haru" (A Distant Spring) were released. "Super Cub" is based on the light novel of the same title, published by Kadokawa Sneaker Bunko. Koguma is a high school girl who lives a life of nothing: no parents, no friends, not even any favorite pastimes. She buys a used Super Cub, which begins to gradually change her monotonous life. In Episode 11, Koguma, Reiko, and Shii have dinner at Koguma's house. Shii helps to clear the table. Shii pleads to "make this cold and dark winter disappear," but Koguma says she can't. The cold city and peaceful days continue. The TV anime "Super Cub" Episode 10 "Yuki" was broadcast on Tokyo MX and other channels on Wednesday, June 9, 2021. (C) Tone Koken, hiro / Bear Motors
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
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.