「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.
July 22 is "Marine Day". Marine Day is a national holiday that was established in 1996. Due to the influence of the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics, this year it was moved to July 22, the day before the scheduled opening ceremony. Many anime titles and episodes are set in the sea, and various characters have shown impressive performances. There are characters who are good at swimming, some boasting physical beauty enough to monopolize the topic related to the beach, characters that enjoy sea fishing, or sea creatures, and many others. Among all of them who are connected with the sea the most? Here at Anime!Anime!, we conducted an annual reader survey entitled "Speaking about characters who are related to the "sea", who comes to mind?". We received responses from 151 people during the survey period from July 3 to July 10. The male-female ratio is about 30% for males and about 70% for females. About 55% of the age group were teens, and about 30% were in their 20s. ■ Many characters from works with the theme of sea and water are ranked in the same place! 1st place 1st place goes to Monkey D. Luffy from "One Piece" with an approval rating of about 15 percent, up from 5th place last year. Luffy is the captain of the Straw Hat Pirates. Readers commented on the highly popular character, "Speaking about pirates, he is the one who comes to my mind!. The future pirate king!", and "When it is about the sea, it is definitely about pirates! Luffy came to mind first." Jinbei from the same title is also ranked in. For a new companion, "He just joined the Straw Hat Pirates, and it's a character inspired by the sea." 2nd place 2nd place is shared between Tsunami Jousuke from "Inazuma Eleven" and Nanase Haruka from "Free!" with an approval rating of about 5 %. Tsunami Jousuke is a third-year student at Oumihara Junior High School of Okinawa Prefecture and his position is a defender. Readers liked his friendly personality, "His heart is wide as the sea. I like his cool lines like, 'It's a small story compared to how big the sea is!'", and "He is a soccer player but also good at surfing." Nanase Haruka is a member of the Iwatobi High School Swimming Club. Readers commented, "Swimsuit is something related to the sea. I was amazed by how thorough he is when cooking in a swimsuit apron and always wearing a swimsuit under the uniform.", and "It is impressive how he takes off his clothes and enters the sea or the pool". Some fans pointed on the background visual of the work, "Since it was set in a town facing the sea, the sea was always used as the background for the important scenes in the story." The new movie of the series "Free!: The Final Stroke" will be released in two parts: part 1 on September 17, 2021, and the second part on April 22, 2022. ■ Let's introduce other comments! For Nadia from "Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water", "The refreshing opening and the depiction of the sea that appears many times during the work are very beautiful. I love the sea character and this work!" For Rio Mason Busujima from "Hypnosismic: Division Rap Battle", "He is former Navy. As a member of the Yokohama Division's MAD TRIGGER CREW, his team is reminiscent of the ocean." About Tsunashi Ryuunosuke from "Idolish 7", "A member of TRIGGER from Okinawa. Some of the solo songs have the theme of the sea." About Laura from "Tropical-Rouge! Pretty Cure", "The first mermaid in the Pretty Cure series. I'm impressed by how she grows up as a girl from Grand Ocean, the land of mermaids." In the 2021 survey, characters from "One Piece", "Free!", And "Tropical-Rouge!" and other related to the sea and water titles, such as "Pretty Cure" and "Nagi no Asukara", are ranked in. ■ Top 10 "Speaking about characters who are related to the "sea", who comes to your mind?" 1st place Monkey D. Luffy "One Piece" 2nd place Tsunami Jousuke "Inazuma Eleven" 2nd place Nanase Haruka "Free!" 4th place Sonoda Umi "Love Live!" 5th place Mouri Ran "Detective Conan" 5th place Laura / Cure La Mer "Tropical-Ju! Precure " 7th place Shinkai Kanana "Ensemble Stars!" 7th place Sera Masumi "Detective Conan" 7th place Sakishima Hikari "Nagi no Asukara" 7th place Watanabe You "Love Live! Sunshine !!" (Response period: July 3, 2021 to July 10, 2021) ■ Ranking Top 20 "Speaking about characters who are related to the "sea", who comes to your mind?" 1st place Monkey D. Luffy "One Piece" 2nd place Tsunami Jousuke "Inazuma Eleven" 2nd place Nanase Haruka "Free!" 4th place Sonoda Umi "Love Live!" 5th place Mouri Ran "Detective Conan" 5th place Laura / Cure La Mer "Tropical-Ju! Precure " 7th place Shinkai Kanana "Ensemble Stars!" 7th place Sera Masumi "Detective Conan" 7th place Sakishima Hikari "Nagi no Asukara" 7th place Watanabe You "Love Live! Sunshine !!" 11th place Armin Arlert "Attack on Titan" 11th place Kaido Minami / Cure Mermaid "Go! Princess PreCure " 11th place Rio Mason Busujima "Hypnosismic: Division Rap Battle" 11th place Matsuura Kanan "Love Live! Sunshine !! ” 15th place Akai Shuichi "Detective Conan" 15th place Squid Girl "Invasion! Squid Girl" 15th place Ikeda Saburoji "Nintama Rantaro" 15th place Sakata Gintoki "Gintama" 15th place Summer Kamen "Mr. Osomatsu" 15th place Sinbad "Magi" 15th place Tsunashi Ryuunosuke "Idolish7" 15th place Nadia "Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water" 15th place Hakaze Kaoru "Ensemble Stars!" 15th place Fuduki Kai "Tsukiuta." 15th place Makinohara Shoko "Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai" (Response period: July 3, 2021 to July 10, 2021)
July 23 is "Sports Day". From 2020, "Physical Education Day" has been renamed "Sports Day", and in 2021 it has been changed to July 23, to the scheduled date for the opening ceremony of the Tokyo Olympics. Sport is a popular genre for anime. Various sport anime such as baseball, soccer, basketball, boxing, and volleyball have been broadcast and released, and have attracted a lot of attention. Anime!Anime! conducted a survey about which anime is the most popular among readers. Therefore, this time, we conducted a reader survey entitled "Which is your favorite sport anime?" We received responses from 602 people during the survey period from July 5 to July 12. The male-female ratio is about 10% for males and about 90% for females. About 25% of the age group were teens, about 15% were in their 20s, about 20% were in their 30s, and about 25% were in their 40s. ■ "Yuri" wins the majority of votes! 1st place 1st place goes to "Yuri!!! on Ice" with an approval rating of about 50%. "Yuri!!! on Ice" is a figure skating anime that was broadcast in 2016. The realism of skate competitions amazed many people, "Although figure skating is a splendid art, this work clearly shows all the rigor of sports. I was surprised that the acting was also made like the real thing.", and "I was overwhelmed by the skating scenes so much, that I felt like I was really watching a competition The choreography and music are also built in, and I could feel a love of figure skating." Some readers also commented that they started to be interested in figure skating after this work. Veteran athletes as the main characters and unique overseas athletes are another reason for its popularity, "The spokon heart-full anime about the main character in his 20s who tries to improve his skills while deepening ties with coaches who are about the same age was great.", and "The strength, weakness, and splendidness of human interactions between athletes was also wonderful." There were many comments of anticipation for "Yuri!!! on Ice The Movie: Ice Adolescence" which is currently being produced. 2nd place 2nd place goes to "Haikyu!!" with an approval rating of about 18%. "Haikyu!!" is based on the volleyball manga published in "Weekly Shonen Jump". The broadcast of the TV anime started in 2014, and multiple series have been produced. Realistic games and emotional characters stole fans' hearts, "The technique and tactics of volleyball are beautifully depicted, the composition is powerful, the drawing is careful, and a tense production make it the best.", and "Every high school has its own drama and individuality, and it is a sport anime that can be supported regardless of the enemy or ally. The work that suits the word youth the best!" 3rd place 3rd place goes to "Free!" with an approval rating of about 4%. "Free!", which exploits the theme of swimming, has been on air since 2013. It is a popular work, part 1 of which "Free! The Final Stroke" will be on screens on September 17, 2021. The beauty of the visuals and the touching friendship attracted a lot of attention, "Through the medley relay, the bonds, promises, and passionate friendships with friends were dramatically depicted, and them chasing dreams have shaken my soul. This is a special work for me, which I rewatch every summer.", and "I am deeply moved by the growth of the characters and the way they work hard, but above all, the depiction of water is very beautiful and fascinating." ■ Let's introduce other comments! For "Major", "Life is depicted through baseball! It makes me excited to see Goro, who was a child, becoming a major leaguer over time. In 'Major 2nd' Goro did well as a parent supporting his kid." About "The Prince of Tennis," "I can't take my eyes off because there are a lot of unique characters that I can't think of as junior high school students, and sometimes a phenomenon that transcends tennis occurs." For "SLAM DUNK", "A masterpiece that is not getting old after a time. Even lost or lose, the impressing beauty of standing up again is always there." There were some comments for "Backflip!!" the movie of which has been announced, "I like the fact that characters gradually build trust with colleagues and grow. While there are a lot of games that use a ball among sports anime, it was good to deal with a genre that I haven't seen much, such as men's rhythmic gymnastics. I'm looking forward to the movie!" In this survey, various sports anime such as basketball, baseball, tennis, and soccer are ranked in. Looking up to 20th place, there was also a vote for titles dealing with fictitious competitions. ■ Top 10 rankings "What is your favorite sports anime?" 1st place "Yuri !!! on ICE" 2nd place "Haikyu !!" 3rd place "Free!" 4th place "Kuroko's Basketball" 5th place "Major" 6th place "Prince of Tennis" 7th place "Ace of Diamond" 8th place "SLAM DUNK" 9th place "Backflip !!" 9th place "Yowamushi Pedal" (Response period: July 5, 2021 to July 12, 2021) ■ Ranking Top 20 "What is your favorite sports anime?" 1st place "Yuri !!! on ICE" 2nd place "Haikyu !!" 3rd place "Free!" 4th place "Kuroko's Basketball" 5th place "Major" 6th place "Prince of Tennis" 7th place "Ace of Diamond" 8th place "SLAM DUNK" 9th place "Backflip !!" 9th place "Yowamushi Pedal" 11th place "Inazuma Eleven" 12th place "Captain" 12th place "Baby Steps" 14th place "SK∞ SK8" 14th place "touch" 16th place "Ahiru no Sora" 16th place "Big Windup!" 16th place "Captain Tsubasa" 16th place "Keijo !!!!!!!!" 16th place "GIANT KILLING" 16th place "Burning Kabaddi" 16th place "Battle Athletes Great Athletics" 16th place "YAWARA!" (Response period: July 5, 2021 to July 12, 2021)
July 24th is Telework Day. Telework Day was established in 2017, to ease congestion during the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics and to promote remote work nationwide. The date was set for July 24 since the Tokyo Olympics opening ceremony was originally planned for July 24th, 2020. Teleworking has spread due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Some might find it harder to communicate remotely or to make a distinction between work and private life. Working from home might not be easy for everyone. So, Anime! Anime! took a reader survey titled “Which character seems to be good at “working remotely?”. We got answers from 105 readers from July 7th to 14th. For gender ratio, there were more answers from female readers since female readers account for 77%, while male readers account for 25%. For the age ratio, we received answers mostly from young readers, the age group under 19 accounts for 50%, and 20’s accounts for 35%. ■ Hard-working Characters Ranked High! 1st Place First place goes to Doppo Kunikida from ‘Bungo Stray Dogs’ with a support rate of 8%. Doppo Kunikida belongs to the superpower association “Buso Tanteisha”. He is the type of person who makes detailed schedules, “He is a perfectionist and a workaholic, so he is capable of working hard remotely as well! ” and “He is always honest, so he will probably volunteer to host the remote meetings. ” His straightforward personality was appreciated and got first place. 2nd Place Second place goes to Kento Nanami from “JUJUTSU KAISEN” . The support rate was 6%. Kento Nanami is a shaman who used to be an office worker. “He will work hard and try to finish his job on time even at home.” and “His experience as an office worker should be useful, but how does a shaman work remotely…?” His honest personality again was the reason for voting. “The movie JUJUTSU KAISEN 0” will be released in December this year. The character from popular anime was ranked high. 3rd Place Third place goes to Hirotaka Nifuji from “Love Is Hard for Otaku”, coming in a close third. Hirotaka Nifuji is an office worker who loves playing games. We got comments from readers, “It’s easy or rather better for him to work remotely, but he will probably play games secretly.” Another character, Tao Kabakura, from “Love is Hard for Otaku” also ranked in 4th place. ■ Here are some other comments!! A comment on Doppo Kannonzaka from “Hypnosis Mic: Division Rap Battle”, “He is an office worker who is too negative usually, but working remotely might work for him!” Other readers commented on Kirito from “Sword Art Online”, “I can imagine him working hard from home, too focused and forgetting to eat”, and “He was active in the virtual reality world, so working remotely should be a piece of cake for him. ” Comment on Hozuki from “Hozuki's Coolheadedness”: “I think that aid will be so efficient on a screen as well.” Comment on Miss Kobayashi from “Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid”: “She is good at her job in the office, so she should be capable of working remotely as well. Tohru will take care of her and Kanna’s cuteness will make her relaxed and more productive.” The survey result shows that hard-working and reliable characters are ranked high. Many characters who have experiences in office work ranked high as well. ■ Top 5 rankings “Which character seems good at working remotely?” 1st Doppo Kunikida from “Bungo Stray Dogs” 2nd Kento Nanami from “JUJUTSU KAISEN” 3rd Hirotaka Nifuji from “Love Is Hard for Otaku” 4th Toru Amuro from “Detective Conan” 4th Taro Kabakura from “Love Is Hard for Otaku” 4th Miss Kobayashi from “Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid” 4th Choe Guseong from “PSYCHO-PASS” 4th Ai Haibara from “Detective Conan” 4th Mary Sera from “Detective Conan” (Answer period : July 7th - 14th 2021) ■ Top 10 rankings “Which character seems good at working remotely?” 1st Doppo Kunikida from “Bungo Stray Dogs” 2nd Kento Nanami from “JUJUTSU KAISEN” 3rd Hirotaka Nifuji from “Love Is Hard for Otaku” 4th Toru Amuro from “Detective Conan” 4th Taro Kabakura from “Love Is Hard for Otaku” 4th Miss Kobayashi from “Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid” 4th Choe Guseong from “PSYCHO-PASS” 4th Ai Haibara from “Detective Conan” 4th Mary Sera from “Detective Conan” 10th Izaya Orihara from “DURARARA!!” 10th Doppo Kannonzaka from “Hypnosis Mic：Division Rap Battle” 10th Nobuchika Ginoza from “PSYCHO-PASS” 10th Gintoki Sakata from “Gintama” 10th Akane Tsunemori from “PSYCHO-PASS” 10th Toshiro Hijikata from “Gintama” 10th Gentaro Yumeno from “Hypnosis Mic：Division Rap Battle” 10th Kankichi Ryotsu from “KochiKame: Tokyo Beat Cops” (Answer period : July 7th - 14th 2021)
July 22 is "Umi no Hi" (Marine Day). Marine Day is a national holiday set in 1996. When it was first established, it was July 20 but since 2003, it was moved to the third Monday in July. In 2021, due to the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympic, the holiday has been moved to July 22, the day before the opening ceremony. Umi is a familiar character name in anime. There are many characters with "Umi/海" in their name, regardless of their gender. So, who's the most popular among them? We at Anime!Anime! conducted the annual survey asking, "Who's the First Character that Comes to Mind with 'Umi/海' in Their Name?" There were 167 votes during the survey period from July 2 to July 9. The gender ratio was 40% male to 60% female with a bit more female voters, and the age range was on the younger side with 45% under 20 and 30% in their 20s. ■"Love Live!" Sonoda Umi tops the list for the fourth year in a row! 1st Place Sonoda Umi tops the list with roughly 22%, keeping her at the top for four consecutive years. "Since she is responsible and trusted by everyone, her name is called a lot and left a strong impression on me. It's a wonderful name that fits her perfectly, as pure and clear as the sea. I also love that her name is not just '海' but '海未'," and "The first character that comes to mind when I hear 'Umi' is Umi-chan. Her airheadedness that sometimes peaks through is so cute," are comments that show how her diligence and the gap between her airheadedness fascinates her fans. 2nd Place Coming in 2nd is Shinkai KanataSouta (深海奏汰) from "Ensemble Stars!" with roughly 7% of the votes, moving him up from last year's 6th place. Shinkai KanataSouta, the idol who loves the ocean and the head of the Marine Biology Club was popular for his slightly unusual personality and received votes such as "I love how he loves the water and tries to jump into the ocean whenever he sees it," and "I have an impression that he's always floating in the water and it's so cute." He is deeply related to the ocean since his family business is an aquarium and his theme color is blue. 3rd Place Umibouzu from "Gintama" takes 3rd place with roughly 6% of the votes, moving him up from last year's 10th place. Umiboouzu is the father of the heroine of the series, Kagura. He received votes such as "He forever cherishes his wife, Kouka, and takes care of his children, Kagura-chan and Kamui-kun. I'm fascinated by his fatherly figure." "Gintama: The Final" being released this year may have helped boost his ranking. ■Here are some comments for other characters! For Kaidou Shun (海藤瞬) from "The Disastrous Life of Saiki K.", "It's funny that he has '海' in his surname but can't swim at all." For Ahagon Umiko from "NEW GAME!", "How she hates being called 'Ahagon' and tries to force people to call her 'Umiko' left a strong impression on me." There were also votes for the latest anime from 2021. For Misakino Kukuru (海咲野くくる) from "The Aquatope on White Sand", "The director deputy of an aquarium in Okinawa. Her appearances like her blue hair remind me of the ocean." For Natsuumi Manatsu from "Tropical-Rouge! Pretty Cure", "Manatsu-chan loves the ocean! I hope she continues to share her energy with us." While regular characters were popular in the 2021 survey, some characters from the latest titles like "Tropical-Rouge! Pretty Cure" and "Jujutsu Kaisen" also made the list. ■Top 20 "Who's the First Character that Comes to Mind with 'Umi/海' in Their Name?" 1. Sonoda Umi "Love Live!" 2. Shinkai KanataFukami Souta (深海奏汰) "Ensemble Stars!" 3. Umibouzu "Gintama" 4. Kaidou Shun (海藤瞬) "The Disastrous Life of Saiki K." 5. Shiodome Miuna (潮留美海) "Nagi-Asu: A Lull in the Sea" 5. Natsuumi Manatsu / Cure Summer "Tropical-Rouge! Pretty Cure" 7. Umino Iruka "Naruto" 8. Hoshiumi Kourai "Haikyuu!!" 9. Nanami Kento (七海建人) "Jujutsu Kaisen" 10. Tsunami Jousuke (綱海条介) "Inazuma Eleven" 11. Kaiba Seto (海馬瀬人) "Yu-Gi-Oh!" 12. Fuzuki Kai (文月海) "Tsukiuta. The ANIMATION" 13. Ahagon Umiko "NEW GAME!" 13. Ichinose Kai (一ノ瀬海) "Forest of Piano" 13. Kaiou Michiru (海王みちる) / Sailor Neptune "Sailor Moon" 16. Ryuuzaki Umi "Magic Knight Rayearth" 17. Detective Dolphin (Umino Dozaemon) "KochiKame: Tokyo Beat Cops" 17. Nanami Haruka (七海春歌) "Uta no Prince-sama" 17. Hondou Hidemi (本堂瑛海) "Detective Conan" 17. Matsuzaki Umi "From Up on Poppy Hill" (Survey Period: July 2 - July 9, 2021) *This survey was held to investigate the readers' "interests and attention towards current anime titles and characters". The results should not be used to determine the supremacy of characters and titles. We hope this article will help you find new anime/characters and deepen your understanding of them.
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.
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.
The Anime adaptation of the silly cute FemBL "Fucked by My Best Friend" released a promo video with two versions. Shion and Rui are an amazing pick-up artist team with a success rate of 100. But one day, Shion was drugged by a mysterious lady, and a few hours later, he wakes up to find himself transformed into a woman's body. Rui, who comes to check on Shion, see's him in a woman's body and his male switch turns on. He hits on her(him) without knowing it's Shion, and... Two promo videos, each narrated by Chihaya Rui (voice: Furukawa Makoto) and Chihara Shion (voice: Yamamoto Kazuomi) have been released. Let's enjoy a bit of Rui's hot voice, Shion's Male and Female voice. It was also announced that the anime will be broadcast on BS11, so we can watch "Fucked by My Best Friend" anime all over Japan. The on-air version short anime of "Fucked by My Best Friend" is scheduled to be broadcast on Tokyo MX and BS11 on April 4, 2021. The premium version, which depicts the "graphic" scenes, will also be streamed from the same day. "Fucked by My Best Friend" Anime Broadcast/Streaming Information