The “voice actor x 2D entertainer” project produced by MBS, “GETUP! GETLIVE!” has announced the performers of the 4th LIVE that will be held on November 14. It was also revealed the latest character, the famous Rakugo storyteller, Sagamiya Zengyou will be voiced by Hayami Shou.
The production of the 2nd drama CD and the same-time release of volume 1 and 2 of the manga in August have also been announced.
This new information was announced during the solo live “Kono 6 Demonai Sekai ni Oretachi no Owarai o” of the Imadoki Kanto entertainers “6” consisting of Kitami Ren (voice by Azakami Youhei) and Komae Kazuma (voice by Kumatani Kentarou) that was held on May 23.
The first announcement was the performers of the 4th LIVE on November 14, which are “6”, “Star Buster” consisting of Uehara Junya (voice by Hanae Natsuki) and Higashizawa Kaede (voice by Nishiyama Koutarou), “Hayashima” consisting of Hayashima Azuma (voice by Amasaki Kouhei) and Hayashima Nakaba (voice by Kajiwara Gakuto), Machida Sena (voice by Toshinaga Toshiyuki), Ohno Toranosuke (voice by Ishikawa Kaito), and Sagamiya Zengyou (voiced by Hayami Shou).
Hayami’s character, Sagamiya Zengyou is a popular Rakugo storyteller, whose name only appears during the 3rd LIVE and the latest character visual has been released as well.
Also, the production of the 2nd drama CD was announced following the 1st drama CD that is composed of an original drama and the theme song “GETUP! GETLIVE!”. The release is sets for fall and the contents will be announced soon.
Next, the volume 1 and 2 of the manga by Ugonba, which is serialized in both “Zero-Sum Online” and “Monthly Comic Zero-Sum”, will be released on August 25 at the same time. Volume 1 of the manga will have a special edition that comes with a color booklet, so fans shouldn’t miss out on this opportunity.
It's now July, and the summer 2020 anime are starting.
Which titles are you looking forward to?
In this article, we will introduce 3 "buddy" animes out of the various summer animes.
"The Millionaire Detective Balance: Unlimited"
"The Millionaire Detective Balance: Unlimited" is a TV anime based on the million-seller by novelist Tsutsui Yasutaka.
The story begins with Daisuke, the scion of the outrageously rich Kanbe family, being assigned to the Modern Crime Prevention Headquarters where officers who have caused problems in the Metropolitan Police Department are sent.
Daisuke even puts prices on people's lives, but his passionate partner Haru disagrees, "Money is not everything!" The conflicting partners come across various incidents and mysteries.
This anime is directed by Itou Tomohiko-san, known for "Sword Art Online" and "Erased", composed and written by Kishimoto Taku-san, known for "Case File nº221: Kabukicho" and "Woodpecker Detective's Office", characters designed by Sasaki Keigo-san, known for "The Seven Deadly Sins" and "Blue Exorcist", and animated by Clover Works, known for "The Promised Neverland" and "Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai". A team of well-trained staff get together to revive the title in a modern style by drawing on the fascination of the original work while adding new characters and settings.
It started in Apr. 2020 on Fuji TV's "Noitamina" slot and gained attention for its opening theme song by SixTONES, but unfortunately, due to the spread of COVID-19, the broadcast has been postponed after the 3rd episode.
The broadcast will re-start from the 1st episode on Fuji TV's "Noitamina" slot from Jul. 16. Check out the unseen success off-the-wall detective Daisuke and his buddy Haru.
"Get Up! Get Live!"
"Get Up! Get Live!" is a "Voice Actor × 2D Comedian" project in which popular male voice actors put on comedy live shows as a duo.
Several boys live together in the dorm of the comedian training school "SSS".
They have clashes and conflict between the members, jealousy towards their peers, admiration towards their seniors, disappointment with the industry, anxiety about future, dark backgrounds, etc.
The anime depicts the boys striving to become the best comedians in Japan and the world by overcoming hardships along with their friends while being at the mercy of these obstacles and the dark side of the glamourous world.
The cast members portraying the passionate bonds in the anime are all popular male voice actors.
"Stardust" is a resonating childhood friend duo of Uehara Junya voiced by Hanae Natsuki-san and Higashizawa Kaede voiced by Nishiyama Koutarou-san. "Kikuichimonji" is an incongruous, bumpy duo of Machida Sena voiced by Toyonaga Toshiyuki-san and Oono Toranosuke voiced by Ishikawa Kaito-san. "6" is a trendy duo of Kitami Ren voiced by Azakami Youhei-san and Komae Kazuma voiced by Kumagai Kentarou-san. "Hayashima", which dominates Kansai, is the prodigy brother duo of Hayashima Azuma voiced by Amasaki Kouhei-san and Hayashima Nakaba voiced by Kajiwara Gakuto-san. And the up-and-coming scriptwriter Karakida Nanao is voiced by Konishi Katsunori-san.
In addition, Mukai Seitarou-san, a current member of the comedy duo "Tenshin", takes part in the planning, and light novelist Watari Wataru, known for "My Youth Romantic Comedy Is Wrong, As I Expected" and "Girlish Number", works on the story.
So far, the project has been presented as a live comedy performance by "comedians portrayed by voice actors". "Get Up! Get Live! 1st Live" was performed in May 2019 and the "2nd Live" was performed in Feb. 2020.
The short anime "Get Up! Get Live!" starts on Jul. 10. How will each duo present themselves? How will the story develop? Also, don't forget to check out episode 0, which is uploaded on YouTube from Jul. 3, to enjoy the anime even more.
"GREAT PRETENDER" is an original crime entertainment anime about the "greatest con game" played by con artists.
The rookie con artist Edamura Makoto (a.k.a. Edamame) proclaims that he is "Japan's No.1 con artist". The story begins with him being tricked by Laurent Thierry, a con artist that even manipulates the mafia. It depicts Edamura being embroiled in the worldwide "con game" on an overwhelming scale.
This anime is the first TV anime series written and composed by Furusawa Ryouta, the scriptwriter of "The Confidendenceman JP". It also has Sadamoto Yoshiyuki-san, known for "Neon Genesis Evangelion" and "The Girl Who Leapt Through Time", as character designer, Kaburagi Hiro-san, known for "91 Days" and "Kimi ni Todoke", as director, and WIT STUDIO, known for "Attack on Titan" and "Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress", will be working on the animation. Eminent names from different genres got together for this title.
It is currently available on Netflix and will begin its long-awaited terrestrial broadcast on Fuji TV's "+Ultra" slot and other channels from Jul. 8, 2020.
How do Edamame, the self-proclaimed "Japan's No.1 con artist" voiced by Kobayashi Chiaki-san, and Laurent, the gifted con artist voiced by Suwabe Junichi, pull off their tricks? Let's look forward to the con artist duo's stunning schemes.
Voice actors' new reading variety show "What are we gonna read today with Hayami Shou & Nozuyama Yukihiro?" with voice actors Hayami Shou and Nozuyama Yukihiro as the main hosts is being broadcast at noon on the last Friday of every month on the voice actor's channel of the video distribution service "Rakuten TV". In the October broadcast, Itou Kento appeared as a guest following the previous broadcast.
"What are we gonna read today with Hayami Shou & Nozuyama Yukihiro?", is about various ways to read aloud. The first corner is "Reading Everything" is about reads aloud various characters' elements in everyday life.
Favorite things for it are "User's manual" and "Documentation". The purpose is to read aloud anything if it is a text.
This time, as the 4th time, guest Itou joined from the start and read the explanation of "Melting mixed cheese". Listening to the explanations of the three people, "melting mixed cheese" seems to be a delicious and versatile ingredient.
In the following "Opening Talk", they talked about the impression of "Reading Everything", and they asked each other, "What cheese do you like?" Seems it would be nice to have more conversation about cheese on the program.
"Improvised Reading Aloud" is a part, in which the three MC's decided the order of reading a blank book, and in the first person started reading (telling) story, the second and third are in their turn improvising, and end story accurately. It is a corner where you can enjoy a smooth connection of one story by a few people. This time, the subject of the lottery was "House-at-home dad, Oda Nobunaga", and the readings were in the order of Itou, Hayami, and Nozuyama.
The first synopsis that Itou told, was an improvisation that Oda Nobunaga, who should have died in the Honnoji Incident, was involved in a mysterious phenomenon and appeared in modern Tokyo. Hayami, as second, has made Nobunaga a drunken man who likes Senbero bar, and also set up an encounter with a mysterious office lady. How did Nozuyama, who was in charge of the last part, handle the story of the office lady?
After words, "Let's read a little of work we like", they rushed into "Small reading" or "Gacha Reading" corner where performers take reading aloud seriously and show their best.
In October's broadcast, three people had read a fantastic original reading drama "Red Thread Angel" featuring unique angels and fairy characters. Itou played the role of Angel, Hayami played the role of Fairy, and Nozuyama played the role of a 10-year-old boy Ichiro.
The plot of "Red Thread Angel" is that Fairy and Angel, who are helping to find a partner with a red thread of fate, try to fulfill Ichiro's wish to "reunite with his first love with who he had broken up".
Fairy's expressive overwhelming story played by Hayami, the gentle voice of Angel played by Itou, and the high-tension and innocent appearance of Ichiro played by Nozuyama are worth to listen. You'll be healed by a warm and wonderful, yet slightly comical story.
In the "Costume Reading" section, the three MCs wore the latest mode of clothes borrowed from "Hiroko Tokumine Lolita Wedding" with the support of "Harajuku POP".
Hayami's look was "calm, elegant and chic", Nozuyama was "Prince Charming from 'Cinderella'", and Itou was "the first groom's costume made under the Lolita wedding brand". Itou introduced Nozuyama's costume, Hayami introduced Itou's costume, and Nozuyama introduced Hayami's costume.
Along with the reading, Nozuyama, who became the Prince of the stage play, emphasized the points of the costume quite overreacting. Itou presented off his costume gracefully while showing a relaxed movement, and Hayami also seemed to be relaxed in front of guests... But he remains to be a playful person.
And at the final corner, Ito's feelings for guests were discussed, and the main part ended. After that, started the "Members-only bonus video" corner "What are we wanna read today? Curtain call!" That only members of the "Rakuten TV" voice actor's channel can watch, and October's broadcast was ended.
Next broadcast of reading variety show "What are we gonna read today with Hayami Shou & Nozuyama Yukihiro?" with voice actors Hayami Shou and Nozuyama Yukihiro as the main hosts will be held on November 27.
It has been announced that Hayami Shou will be playing Kamen Rider Ark-Zero in "Kamen Rider Zero-One". Hayami marked the 40th anniversary since his debut, and this is the first time for him to participate in the "Kamen Rider" series.
"Kamen Rider Zero-One" has broadcast the special episodes titled "President Special PART.01 & PART.02" on May 17 and 24. The mysterious black rider Ark-Zero appeared in "PART. 01", and became a hot topic among the fans.
In "PART.02" on May 24, it was released that Hayami Shou played Ark-Zero's voice. Hayami Shou has played in many works, including the rap project that is recently adopted in the anime called "Hypnosis Mic-Division Rap Battle-", "Mirage of Blaze", and "BLEACH". He is popular for playing many types of roles, from protagonists to a villains.
Hayami commented on his participation, by saying, "I have been yearning to be a part of 'Kamen Rider' series since I was little. I am very happy to be a part of it this time", and excitedly continued, "I want to play Ark perfectly, by working up to the fullest".
Ark-Zero is a Kamen rider of the darkness who is born from the satellite Ark, which wishes to eliminate humans. He used to be a communication satellite to control the human gears on Earth from the space, but the people realized that he hates humans. His conspiracy was exposed by the protagonist Hiden Aruto's father called Hideon Soreo and has been sinking into the bottom of the lake.
But the satellite Ark has been working to the final goal to eliminate all humans and becomes Kamen Rider Ark-Zero. How would the Satellite Ark turns into Ark-Zero, and what kind of power will he have?
The special episode titled "Shooting Special" will be broadcast on May 31. This episode will reveal the events up to this point from Kamen Rider Balkan/Fuwa Isamu's perspective, together with Kamen Rider Valkyrie/ Yaiba Yua.
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【Hayami Shou, playing Kamen Rider Ark-Zero】
I have admired to become part of the "Kamen Rider" since I was young. I am honored to be the part of it by participating in "Zero-One". I will do my best to play Ark perfectly.
(C) 2019 Ishimori Production・TV Asahi・ADK EM・Toei
Voice actor Umehara Yuuichirou has appeared on the cover of "Seiyu Grand Prix July 2021 Issue" while the back cover features Nakamura Shuugo.
In this issue, it had featured Umehara Yuuichirou's first time on the cover alone and the head article. It is also filled with various fashionable photos, such as the simple clothing, which is a white T-shirt and the denim, on the cover and the gravure photos of him in the "pink hoodie" that gives off a gap of his allure. In the long interview that has more than 10,000 words, it will focus on his debut as a voice actor to his recuperation in 2018 as well as his comeback.
Also, the new serialization "Tsudure Umekusa (Ennui Filler)" has started in this issue. In the first issue of this essay, which features his recent events and thoughts as he has nothing to do, will featured photos of him in glasses that gives off the vibe of a writer. This is an article bursting with "the season of Ume-chan".
The back cover and last article have feature Nakamura Shuugo, who will be releasing both his 1st album "Natural" and 4th single "Kowareta Sekai no Byouhari wa" on his birthday, July 28.
This issue is also filled with the special article of Nishiyama Koutarou, TRD (Kondou Takayuki X Ono Daisuke), Yamashita Daiki, Namikawa Daisuke, "Tokyo Revengers" featuring Shin Yuuki, Hayashi Yuu, and Suzuki Tatsuhisa in the biker uniform, report on the special event of "The Quintessential Quintuplets ∬", and "My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom! X" featuring Uchida Maaya and Okasaki Miho.
"Seiyu Grand Prix July 2021 Issue" is priced at 1,440 JPY (tax included). It is now available in Japan's nationwide bookstores. Certain stores will come with a purchase novelty.
The final volume of the manga "Attack on Titan" has been released on June 9, 2021. On this day, Kaji Yuuki-san, who plays the protagonist Eren Yeager in the anime, posted his impressions of the final volume and his enthusiasm for the anime The Final Season Episode 76 "Danzai" (Judgement).
"Attack on Titan" by Isayama Hajime depicts the battle of humans against the mysterious creatures, "Titans", and was serialized in "Bessatsu Shonen Magazine" for 11 years and 7 months from 2009 October Issue to 2021 May Issue.
It received an anime adaptation in 2013, followed by other developments including an animation and live-action film. A Hollywood film adaptation has also been announced.
On June 9, the final volume, Vol. 34, was released and fans who purchased it posted comments on Twitter like, "Attack on Titan... Finished... It was amazing..." and "Thank you Isayama-sensei."
Also, Kaji-san, who plays Eren, posted his gratitude towards Isayama-sensei, "Isayama Hajime-sensei. Once again, thank you very much for creating such an amazing piece of work," along with his enthusiasm for the upcoming TV anime "Attack on Titan" The Final Season Episode 76 "Danzai", "All that's left is for us to fight our way to the end roll."
Episode 76 "Danzai" from The Final Season is scheduled to be broadcast on NHK General this Winter.
Shimono Hiro, known for playing the role of Agatsuma Zenitsu from "Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba" and Connie Springer from "Attack on Titan", appeared in "Uchino Gaya Ga Sumimasen! (We apologize for our walla group disturbing you!)", a variety show by Nippon TV, for the first time on June 8, 2021. On the program's official Twitter, a video of Shimono looking back on the recording is available.
"Uchino Gaya Ga Sumimasen!" features Hiromi and Goto Terumoto from Football Hour as MC, and it a brand-new talk show that features a walla group of more than 50 people to dig into the life of the guest.
Ahead of the broadcast on June 8, in which Shimono appeared, a video of Shimono looking back on the recording has been released on the program's official Twitter.
Shimono's fans replied to the account, saying "He is cooler than usual, isn't he?", "He is cute but cool at the same time... So healing", and "He looks feeling accomplished! So cool".
On the program's official YouTube channel, a video where Shimono talks about "the entertainer he got curious about during the recording" is available.
Please check it out along with the TV broadcast.
"Uchino Gaya Ga Sumimasen!" where Shimono makes a guest appearance was broadcast from 11:59 p.m. on June 8 to 0:54 a.m. on June 9, on Nippon TV franchised channels.
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.
「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.
“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.