It was announced that season 7 of “Ponkotsu Quest” is in production with the release of new goods. The announcement video has been released as well.
“Ponkotsu Quest: Maou to Haken no Mamono-tachi” is a comedy anime that depicts the exhausting daily life of the useless monster, Kaku and Imura that work for the Maou (Demon Lord). The broadcast started on YouTube in August 2013 and the series currently has over 100 million views.
In the highly anticipated season 7, the monsters are following the order of Maou and are dispatched to various locations. As they will complain and quarrel… it is inevitable that you will be addicted to the interactions of the “corporate slave monsters”. The broadcast is scheduled for fall 2021.
Also, to commemorate the production of the latest season, over 30 types of new goods, including the staple T-shirts, Monaka, lunch box, and big-sized plushie, have been announced.
The announcement video of the production of the latest season and release of new goods is currently available on YouTube.
Season 7 of “Ponkotsu Quest: Maou to Haken no Mamono-tachi” is scheduled for fall 2021.
The first key visual and PV of the original anime "Fena: Pirate Princess" by animation studio Production I.G, which is scheduled to be released in October 2021, have been released. Also, the main cast and staff have been announced. Kajiura Yuki is in charge of the music.
"Fena: Pirate Princess" is a completely new original anime set in the unique 18th century-style world with princesses, samurais, and pirates.
Directed by Nakazawa Kazuto, known for "B: The Beginning," produced by Production I.G, this anime depicts the journey and the growth of the main heroine Fena who is at the mercy of her own destiny.
Kajiura Yuki, who worked on the soundtracks and theme songs for many titles, such as "Tsubasa Chronicle", "Sword Art Online", including the award-winning "Homura" for "Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba the Movie: Mugen Train" released in 2020, will be in charge of the music. Comments from Kajiura have been received.
At the same time, the information about main characters and staff was also revealed.
In addition to the role of the heroine Fena, Seto Asami, Suzuki Ryota, Sakurai Takahiro, Yuki Aoi, Sato Gen, Osaka Ryota, Osuka Jun, Tanaka Shintaro, Muraji Manabu, and Hirata Hiroaki will appear.
The TV anime "Fena: Pirate Princess" will start broadcasting in October 2021.
Comment from Kajiura Yuki
I am truly honored to be able to make the music for the romantic offshore treasure hunt story "Fena: Pirate Princess"!
I was thrilled and happy to compose music suitable for an adventure trip on the sea.
Characters who can't deal with ordinary things, the beauty of changing scenery during the travel!
I can't wait to see the finished video with the end of the adventure.
I hope that the music will fit the work and that every viewer will enjoy the sounds that are coloring the world!
TV anime "Fena: Pirate Princess"
Broadcast from October 2021
This is a story that begins with the memory of a girl.
18th century, Atlantic Ocean.
Fena Houtman and her father were attacked by pirates.
She drifts alone in a small boat and tries to survive.
Fena was drifted on an island known as a prostitute / male prostitute Island, Shangri-La.
10 years later ──.
With snowy skin and shiny silver hair, Fena, who grew up beautifully, stood on the verge of her first "work" . But she can't accept it, and she decides to escape from the island, which she has imagined many times.
Fena, who is is in desperate need of help from her pursuers, is saved by Yukimaru, a young man wearing a bright red armor and a deer horn helmet.
Yukimaru was a boy who promised to "find" Fena.
And the two "reunions" evoke the words Eden that were sleeping in Fena herself.
A ship that is surrounded by flames and sinks.
A boy who promised "I will definitely find her!"
And that word that his beloved father shouted.
Fena wants to know the true naiture.
She goes on a voyage to solve the mystery of Eden with Yukimaru and others.
(C) Kazuto Nakazawa / Production I.G
The latest footage of "Sakugan" (Broadcast starts in fall 2021) has been released. Kamiya Hiroshi will be voicing the popular radio personality, DJ K, who provide navigation in the world of this work, and the radio's supervisor is the composer Suwa Masaru, who had handled the radio "Kamiya Hiroshi & Ono Daisuke's Dear Girl ~Stories~".
"Sakugan" is created as part of "Project ANIMA" that aimed to create an original anime to represent the 2020 generation.
The story takes place in the future, where people are living shoulder-to-shoulder in the "Colonies" that are alienate by bedrocks. Outside of the colony lies the dangerous and unknown land, called "Labyrinth", and those who risk their lives to explore "Labyrinth" is known as "marker"
It depicts the incongruous father and daughter in challenging the labyrinth as the young girl Memenpu wanted to be a marker while the father Gaganbar had quit being a marker.
The portion of the morning scenery of the Asia-like city "Pinyin" and the life of the father and daughter in the apartment can be seen in the latest footage.
In the footage's background, the live broadcast of the popular radio program "Good morning K" could be heard. As the radio is a precious source of information in this world, this makes the radio personality, DJ K a key character in this work.
The radio's supervisor is the composer Suwa Masaru, who handled "Kamiya Hiroshi & Ono Daisuke's Dear Girl ~Stories~" and the official radio "Sakugan Radio Labyrinth". The comments from Kamiya and Suwa have been released together with this latest footage.
"Sakugan" will start in fall 2021.
DJ K is a DJ that focuses on talking while grief on this world, where the main protagonist Memenpu and Gaganbar clash with each other. As he has a mysterious role, where he might be involved in the main story or not... but the order from the staff is "Please be like a fake DJ in this FM", so I will be doing this while over-exaggerating the impression of my FM!
Even when the normal times have become abnormal and when we are doing the abnormal normal routine, you will able to hear this light-hearted DJ's voice when you match the frequency. This year will be my 25th year as a composer for FM, but I had written this radio to give an impression that this FM's DJ doesn't exist. So, please listen to DJ K's "Good morning K"!
(C) "Sakugan" Production Committee
The teaser visual and staff information of the TV anime "Visual Prison" have been revealed. The world setting of this original anime will be expressed by the lineup of efficiency staff.
"Visual Prison" takes place in the modern world, where music loving vampires are living in the dark. It is an original anime that depicts the main protagonist, Yuuki Ange involvement in the annual vampire banquet, called visual prison. The broadcast is planned to start in October 2021.
The special program "Visual Prison Power Push!!" to deliver the latest information of this program was broadcast on June 12, on the streaming service "ABEMA"'s "ABEMA Anime Channel". The teaser visual and staff information were revealed during the program.
The teaser visual depicts the gathering of the ten main characters under the "red moon" on the bewitching night sky. Together with the catch phrase "The wailing is the fabrication love song without fabrication", this visual is packed with the thoughts toward music of those people, who had to live as a vampire.
For the staff information, the chief director is Furuta Takeshi ("Uta no Prince Sama Maji Love Kingdom"), director is Tanaka Tomoya ("Mr. Osomatsu the Movie", Assistant director of "Seven Deadly Sins: Revival of The Commandments"), character designer is Shiba Minako ("Black Butler", "Hypnosis Mic -Division Rap Battle- Rhyme Anima"), and series composition is handled by Sugawara Yukie ("Overlord", "The Idolm@ster SideM").
The character designs were revealed together with this information and it consists of the performance's clothing and normal clothing of the unit O★Z, LOS†EDEN, and ECLIPSE.
The 2nd "Visual Prison Power Push!!" will be broadcast in July. Chiba Shouya (voice of Yuuki Ange), Eguchi Takuya (voice of Saga Latour), Shimazaki Nobunaga (voice of Mist Flaive), Nagatsuka Takuma (voice of Veuve Elizabeth), Yano Shougo (voice of Jack Mouton), and Boo (MC) are planned to appear in this broadcast.
Information on TV animation "Visual Prison"
（C）Noriyasu Agematsu,Afredes/Project VP
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
From the fashion brand "HENSHIN by KAMEN RIDER" that featured "Kamen Rider", comes the art collaboration apparel with "Mark Gonzales". Pre-orders are available on the brand official website.
The product is the collaboration T-shirts, half-pants, and water repellant spray with the most leverage skateboarder "Mark Gonzales" and Tokyo's sneakers care brand "Marquee Player".
In the art collaboration with "Mark Gonzales", it features the T-shirts and half-pants in 2 colors variation. Kamen Rider is being featured on the street culture as the personal colors of the 20 Heisei Kamen Rider are used on the "Angel", which is a representative icon of "Mark Gonzales".
The collaboration with Marquee Player is the special water repellant spray with the design of the soles of 20 Kamen Riders.
Pre-orders for the collaboration items of "HENSHIN by KAMEN RIDER" are available on the brand official website.
(C) Ishimori Production, Toei
(C) Ishimori Production, Asahi TV, ADK EM, Toei
From the TV anime "Jujutsu Kaisen" comes a figure of Gojou Satoru in his "Hollow Purple" pose. Pre-orders are available on the anime/manga specialty EC website "Character Depart" from June 17, 2021.
"Jujutsu Kaisen" is originally a manga by Akutami Gege serialized in "Weekly Shonen Jump". It depicts the battle between the "Cursed Spirits", embodiments of humans' negative emotions, and the "Jujutsu Sorcerers" who exorcises them.
On December 24, 2021, the film "Jujutsu Kaisen 0" will be released. It is based on Akutami Gege's short series "Jujutsu Kaisen 0: Tokyo Metropolitan Curse Technical School", which is a prequel of "Jujutsu Kaisen", written before the main series.
"ARFX J Gojou Satoru" is a figure of Gojou Satoru, a teacher at the Tokyo Metropolitan Curse Technical School. The figure captures the scene of him performing "Hollow Purple" in its roughly 255mm size (1/8 scale).
"ARFX J Gojou Satoru" is priced at 10,819 JPY (tax excluded). Pre-orders are available on "Character Depart" from June 17 to July 11, and the figure is scheduled to be released in December 2021.
(C) Akutami Gege / Shueisha, Jujutsu Kaisen Production Committee
Collaboration items have been released by "Laid-Back Camp△ Season2" and "COBMASTER", an outdoor brand born in the U.K. They are available at "MacーHouse".
The lineup consists of T-shirt, Tunic, and Canvas Tote Bag, featuring the 5 members going out for a group camp, a collage of their scene photos, logo of Chikuwa, a pet kept in Motosu High School and Ena, and Mt. Fuji X logo on the back, which recreates the world-view of "Laid-Back Camp△ Season2" well.
The collaboration items by "Laid-Back Camp△ Season2" and "COBMASTER" are now available at "MacーHouse".
(C)Afro, Houbunsha / Outside Activities Committee
The 2nd PV of the latest TV series "Ultraman Trigger NEW GENERATION TIGA" has been released. Three short films for this new work have been announced as well.
This work continues the spirit of "Ultraman Tiga", which will celebrate its 25th anniversary this year, and also the leader of the popular "Heisei 3 Work" that is known as .
While using the origin of "Tiga" as its base, it will feature contents, such as the story concept of the legend of the ancient Giant of Light and the first type change of the Ultra Heroes. This work can also be known as the "Reiwa Version of Ultraman Tiga".
The digest of this work has been released, and it feature additional new footage on top of the footage that was first released on the "Online Announcement" on June 10, 2021.
Along with the opening theme song "Trigger" by Sakuma Takao, and the soundtrack by Sakabe Gou, the world setting of "Ultraman Trigger" is introduced by the narration of Uesaka Sumire, the voice of the bewitching warrior Carmeara.
Also, it was announced that after the TV broadcast every Saturday, the short film of this new work and the catch-up broadcast of the main story will be broadcast at 9:30 PM weekly.
The line-up is consists of "Marlu-Dex" (Marluru will introduce the Ultra Heroes, Kaiju, and mysterious celestial items), "Secret Origins of the Nursedessei – The Struggle of Special Section 3"(Focuses on the origin of Nursedessei, the battleship that is used to fight against Kaiju), and the original voice drama "Galaxy Rescue Force Voice Drama".
"Ultraman Trigger NEW GENERATION TIGA" will start at 9:00 AM, on July 10, on TV Tokyo affiliated channels. After the TV broadcast, do check out the short film for this new work on ultra subscription "Tsuburaya Imagination" and YouTube "Ultraman Official Channel".
(C) Tsuburaya Production (C) Ultraman Trigger Production Committee, TV Tokyo
"Di Gi Charat" announced a new project called “Reiwa’s Di Gi Charat” as a celebration of the franchise’s 24th anniversary in 2022.
Along with the start of the new project, the production of a mini anime series which will reunite the original cast and staff, was also announced.
The familiar characters will be joined by the Broccoli goddess, “Brocco-Desu”, and a new character “Bushirodo-No-Mikoto”, Bushiroad’s deity guardian.
Additionally, the show “Unexpected Big News from Di Gi Charat Special!” which featured the returning cast members Sanada Asami (Di Gi Charat), Sawashiro Miyuki (Petit Charat), and Hikami Kyoko (Rabi-en-Rose), is available on Broccoli’s official Youtube channel until Jun. 20 at 23:59.
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The newest original Minion animation series "Saturday Morning Minions" has started streaming today. It is available for viewing on Illumination Entertainment's Official Youtube Channel and other social media sites from June 12th.
The studio behind the Minions franchise, Illumination Entertainment, is also known for titles such as "Despicable Me", "The Secret Life of Pets", "Sing", and "The Grinch". The studio is currently producing the upcoming feature length animation "Minions: The Rise of Gru" which will be hitting theaters on 2022.
"Saturday Morning Minions" brings a new dose the the familiar and energetic troublemakers. The series will be packed with plenty of entertaining episodes with adventures of the delightful minions, making it the perfect way to kick off exciting weekends .
"Saturday Morning Minions" is available on Illumination's Official Youtube Channel and other Social Media platforms from Jun.12, 2021.
The second PV and additional cast members have been released for "Ore, Tsushima" which is scheduled to start airing on July 2, 2021. It was also announced that "Ore, Tsushima" will be distributed on YouTube's Asmik Ace channel, and that an original story not depicted in the TV anime version will be distributed from July 5.
This work is based on a comic of the same title that started on Twitter in July 2017 and has sold a total of 420,000 copies.
One day, a cat-loving "Ojii-chan" (meaning "grandfather" in Japanese, but is actually a woman) meets a talking cat. The impudent former stray cat is named "Tsushima”. The story depicts her daily life with her Ojii-chan's other cat, "Miss Zun", the sweet and timid "Cha", and the lone wolf (?) "Osamu".
The PV captures the joyful daily life of the free-spirited Tsushima, Ojii-chan, and the cats that live with him. At the end of the video, a bit of the web animation was also shown.
The cast of Tsushima's friends, Miss Zun, Cha, and Osamu, who live at Ojii-chan's house, were also announced. Everyone's Madonna, Zun, will be played by Koyama Mami , the spoiled youngest child, Cha, will be played by Okamoto Nobuhiko, and the neighborhood cat, Osamu, will be played by Matsuyama Takashi.
The TV anime "Ore, Tsushima" will start airing on July 2, 2021 in the "Super Anime Ism" slot on the MBS/TBS network of 28 stations nationwide. It will also start streaming on YouTube's Asmik Ace channel on the same day.
(C) Opuu no Kyodai, Shogakukan/Ore, Tsushima Production Committee 2021
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.