「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.
The TV anime of "Megaton Musashi", the latest cross-media project of Level-5, will start on October 1, 2021. The key visual was released along with the broadcast announcement. "Megaton Musashi" is an anime of the media mix project by Level-5. Other projects including games and toys are currently in progress. Set in a world in which 99.9% of humanity has become extinct from an attack by a mysterious alien species. The "chosen ones" among the surviving human race become pilots of giant robots called "Rogues" to fight against the aliens. It's a sci-fi anime with elements of the good-old hot-blooded robot genre and school drama genre. The start of the broadcast has been announced as October 1, 2021, and will be aired on TOKYO MX and BS Fuji. The key visual for the show was also released. It depicts the eight pilots, including Ichidaiji Yamato (voice: Masuda Toshiki), Asami Teru (voice: Saitou Souma), and Hijikata Ryuugo (voice: Takeuchi Shunsuke), gathering in front of the giant robot "Rogues". The TV anime "Megaton Musashi" will be broadcast from October 1, 2021, on TOKYO MX and BS Fuji. (C) LEVEL-5 / Musahi Project
The trailer for the first 3DCG film animation of "The Prince of Tennis", "Ryoma! Rebirth Movie The Prince of Tennis" (in theaters from September 3), has been released. The film "Ryoma! Rebirth Movie The Prince of Tennis" is the first 3DCG animation of "The Prince of Tennis" series. Konomi Takeshi, the original author, is the executive producer of the film that depicts the "blank three months" between "The Prince of Tennis" and "The New Prince of Tennis", which has never been depicted before. The trailer for the film has now been released. In the trailer, you can see the Seigaku members on the court performing an impressive dance with the theme song "Sekai wo Teki ni Mawashitemo" in the background. It embodies the film's catchphrase, "A New Dimension Adventure of Sing x Dance x Play!" In addition, a completion announcement prerelease has been announced. Konomi Takeshi (Author/Executive Producer), Minagawa Junko (as Echizen Ryoma), and Koujina Hiroshi (Director) will appear on stage, and it will be held in Tokyo on August 21. "Ryoma! Rebirth Movie The Prince of Tennis" will be in nationwide theaters from September 3, 2021. (C) Konomi Takeshi / Shueisha (C) Rebirth Movie The Prince of Tennis Production Committee
It was announced that the TV anime "Mieruko-chan" will start in October 201. The 1st PV and 2nd teaser visual have been released. Also, Amamiya Sora as the voice of Yotsuya Miko, Honda Kaede as the voice of Yurikawa Hana, and Sakura Ayane as the voice of Niguredou Yuria have been announced. Their comments have been released as well. "Mieruko-chan" is based on the same-name manga that is currently serialized on Comic Walker after the short version that is posted on Twitter had received great feedback. It depicts a brand-new horror-comedy where the encounters with all the scary yet friendly strange beings are all being "ignored". This time, it was announced that "Mieruko-chan" will start broadcasting in October 2021 together with the release of the 1st PV and the 2nd teaser visual. The teaser visual will be available in both "Visible ver." and "Non-visible ver." as well this time. For the cast information, Amamiya Sora is the voice of Yotsuya Miko, Honda Kaede is the voice of Yurikawa Hana, and Sakura Ayane is the voice of Niguredou Yuria. The opening theme song of this anime sang by Yotsuya Miko (voiced by Amamiya Sora) could be heard in the PV. Also, the special live program featuring the cast members has been decided. It will start on July 28, 2021, on YouTube, so do check it out. TV anime "Mieruko-chan" will start broadcasting in October 2021, on TOKYO MX, BS N-TV, AT-X, and other channels. Amamiya Sora, voice of Yotsuya Miko I had read the original work previously, so I was quite happy when I got a role in this anime that I wanted to be featured in. I can't believe that I was told "Please make it sound like a horror instead of Miko's voice" in the teaser PV... (Haha) However, this type of element is part of the mechanism of this work, so it would make me glad if you are able to enjoy this anime! Honda Kaede, voice of Yurikawa Hana I'm Honda Kaede, who is the voice of Yurikawa Hana! I had become a fan of the original work! I love the balance between the horror element and comedy element, so it gives a mysterious feeling of laughing despite being afraid. Hana does things on her own, she is air-headed and very energetic , so I would try my best to express the cheerful Hana during the interaction with Miko. Do look forward to it! Sakura Ayane, Niguredou Yuria I started reading the original work during the audition, but I am unable to stop reading it afterward. At the same time, it made me think, "I can't call myself as a manga lover since I missed out on this work that has a good sense..." I was surprised and happy when I got the role of Yuria, as I have many rivals for this role. So, I would try my best in this role together with the life experience that I had. I am looking forward to the animation as a fan, to see how it will depict the manga that is filled with the panel splitting, interactions, and the depiction of the "visible thing". (C) Izumi Tomoki, KADOKAWA Publishing/ Mieruko-chan Production Committee
From the TV anime "Osama Ranking", which will be broadcast from October 2021 on Fuji TV "NoitaminA" and other slots, a teaser PV and information about staff and cast members, including Hinata Minami and Murase Ayumu, have been revealed. We also have received some comments from them. "Osama Ranking" is based on the same-titled comic by Toka Sosuke and published by Kadokawa Beam Comix. The protagonist Bojji is looked down on by his vassals and other people as he is deaf and so powerless that he cannot handle a sword. The story follows him and his first friend Kage. This anime is directed by Hatta Yousuke (assistant director of "Boogiepop and Others", performance director of "Doraemon: Nobita's New Dinosaur"). Series composition is handled by Kishimoto Taku (series composition and etc. of "The Millionaire Detective Balance: Unlimited" "Haikyu!!"), and both character design and animation are handled by Nozaki Atsuko (character design of "Tokyo Magnitude 8.0", ED of "Great Pretender"). WIT STUDIO ("Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress") is in charge of animation production. The main cast members will be Hinata Minami and Murase Ayumu. Hinata will play the role of Bojji, the first prince of the kingdom who is aiming to be the best prince in the world even though he is deaf and so powerless that he cannot even handle a sword. Murase will play the role of Kage, who is a former member of the 'Kage Assassin Clan', and currently doing theft to survive, but eventually becomes Bojji's friend. The main staff and cast members have left some comments. The teaser PV features Bojji, Kage, and other characters, ahead of the broadcast. The TV anime "Osama Ranking" will be broadcast from October 2021 on Fuji TV "NoitaminA" and other slots. Director: Hatta Yosuke The 1st part of the original comic has come to an end, but I am still moved by the final episode while writing this comment. The characters are so honest with themselves whether it's good or bad that I have been moved so many times, feeling 'If I could live like them!'. I hope we can deliver such moments to you through the anime. I will try my best with all the staff members to give back the power I got from the original work, and you can enjoy it. Series composition: Kishimoto Taku One week before, we had a recording of episode 1. I watched the video for the first time there, and it was beyond my expectation that I had when I was writing a scenario. Heartwarming illustrations and tough story are well recreated. I am so happy to be involved with this work. Bojji: Hinata Minami I am Hinata Minami and I will play the role of Bojji. I feel so glad to be involved with such wonderful work. I am still nervous, but rather I am full of hopes. Please root for all the attractive characters besides Bojji and Kage. Thank you! Murase Ayumu: Kage The strength to trust other people, and to overcome our weakness. I am happy to play the role of a friend to support Bojji with such strength. We have already launched on recording, and animation is amazing. I love watching the animation, feeling 'I won't lose!' every week. Please look forward to it! (C)Toka Sosuke, Kadokawa / Anime 'Osama Ranking' Production Committee
It has been announced that TV anime "Osama Ranking", which has recently been made into an anime, will be broadcast on Fuji TV's "noitaminA" from October 2021. The teaser visual has been released. "Ousama Ranking" is based on the comic of the same name by Tooka Sousuke, which is currently being released by KADOKAWA Beam Comics. The protagonist, Boggi, is despised by his subjects and the people alike for being deaf and unable to wield a sword, as he is so powerless that he is "not fit to be king". The story is set in motion when he meets his first friend, Kage. The animation is produced by WIT STUDIO, which has produced "Attack on Titan", "After the Rain", and "Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress". This work marks the 10th anniversary of the studio's founding. "Osama Ranking" is scheduled to begin airing in October 2021 on Fuji TV's "noitaminA" and other channels. The cast and other information will be announced later. (C) Tooka Sousuke, published by KADOKAWA/anime "Osama Ranking" Production Committee
As the fourth time of the "READING MUSEUM," a fresh reading performance project directed by a voice actor Namikawa Daisuke, the first daytime performance of "Ikebukuro Night Owl Tales 2," featuring Namikawa, Shimono Hiro, and Okamoto Nobuhiko, was held at a venue in Tokyo on July 24. This work is a sequel to the first in the series, and takes place at the "Night Owl," a bar located in a corner of Ikebukuro. When the seedy piano music started and the "Master" played by Namikawa appeared on stage, the audience was filled with anticipation and joy, and warmly applauded. The master explained to the first-time visitors that this was an unusual bar where they could enjoy scary and mysterious stories about Ikebukuro along with drinks, and the performance began. The main story begins! The first story was about a "gaze" that made people see things they couldn't see. The master's pauses and inflected tone of voice seemed to bring the scene directly to life. The customer, played by Okamoto, who was sitting at the counter, seemed to enjoy listening to the master's story with great interest. The two seemed to be on the same page, and there was a scene where they talked about the electronic piano in the Night Owl. The master then talked about the second story "Performance" related to the electronic piano, and the third story "Taste of Honey" that he experienced when he was in high school. The live piano performance and the subdued lighting added to the unique atmosphere of the Night Owl. The customer who liked the mysterious and cozy atmosphere of Night Owl asked the master, "Aren't you hiring staff?" The master replied, "I'd like a bartender who likes ghost stories and alcohol, who can talk well, and who has a good voice... I won't ask that much, but I would like someone who loves this bar......" He came forward with a smile and said, "How about me?" The scene transitions to another day at the "Night Owl" bar. The customer sitting at the counter, played by Shimono, seems to be uncomfortable with scary stories. The master begins to tell him the fourth episode "Incoming Call", but the ending is scarier than he expected, and he screams out loud. The master can't help but laugh at the shout and the startled expression on his face. However, the customer praises the "narrator's voice," saying that it is good. Getting carried away by the praise, the master uses his mature voice to tell the story of the fifth episode, "Lingering Affection," which is about a manhole in Higashi-Ikebukuro Central Park. The customer then begins to tell the master about his experience of having a recurring dream. "I feel like I was waiting for someone in my dream," said the customer, who was curious about the "someone." The master replied and left some meaningful words, "Dreams are a sign of things to come." "I hope the ‘someone’ is a nice woman," the customer says, his heart burning for the woman he is waiting to meet. The master was told that the woman had started working as a bartender at the Night Owl, but the master had no idea who she was. Then, Narumi, a new bartender played by Okamoto, appears. When he listens carefully, he finds that the customer mistook Narumi for his first name. Although they have never met before, Narumi and the customer who calls himself "Machidori" feel as if they have met each other somewhere before. This encounter might be some "destiny" in a certain world line. As if to welcome their encounter, the atmosphere of the live piano performance changed and a cheerful tone filled the air. Narumi, played by Okamoto, seems aloof and unsure of his true feelings, while Machidori, played by Shimono, is pure, innocent and straightforward. In addition to the relationship that can be glimpsed in the interactions between the two, expectations grow for the future of the master, played by Namikawa, who is calm and seems to be able to see everything. Post-Performance Talks In the post-performance talk, Namikawa, Okamoto and Shimono appeared again. The content of the sequel was unexpectedly a "prequel", so they talked about the differences from the first sequel. While Shimono smiled as Okamoto said, "A scaredy-cat played by Shimono saves the world," Namikawa talked about "how difficult it was to read the story" this time, as he was in charge of the narration unlike the last time. Namikawa also said, "I felt the connection between the sequel and the previous one because of the story of the first one." Besides that, it was also revealed that they had competed to see how many times they bit their tongue before the show started, and Namikawa praised "Okamoto's skill in recovering from his bites." The story of "Ikebukuro Night Owls" has a lingering appeal, but this time some parts were added based on the opinions of the actors. They emphasized especially the last scene where Narumi and Machidori interact. The talk continued in a friendly manner, and in no time, the final speech was given. Shimono expressed his happiness at playing as Machidori and commented that he was looking forward to seeing how the relationship between Machidori and Narumi would develop. Okamoto was excited about the second part where he and Shimono would switch roles, but he surprised the audience by revealing that the ghost story Machidori told was actually an episode he had experienced himself. Finally, Namikawa expressed his heartfelt gratitude, saying, "I was able to deliver the sequel and feel a happy space to perform it. He concluded by saying, "I hope you will enjoy the rest of the show, including tomorrow," and closed the bar "Night Owl" where you can enjoy the mysterious space. (C) Ikebukuro Night Owl Tales 2/ READING MUSEUM
The activity of voice actors are not limited to anime anymore these days; there are many actors appearing in events and TV, and some even do work as an artist. Under such change, celebrating the birthdays of the voice actors on a radio or TV program, SNS and other places became normal among the fans. Here at Anime!Anime!, we will introduce the voice actors with upcoming birthdays. We picked up the voice actors whose birthdays are between July 26 to August 1. July 26: Yanagisawa Michiyo Hayashi Rinko Kishimoto Momoe Katou Natsuki Yamada Mari Saitou Rie Masu Nozomi Kitazawa Riki Yamazaki Masaya Moriyama Shuuichirou Sayama Tomonori July 27: Mizuno Manabi Maruzuka Kana Hasumi Erina Sakato Komatsuna Katayama Kana Sumitomo Nanae Nasu Megumi Ishii Naoko Kishimoto Takuya Takehusa Atsushi July 28: Nakamura Naoko Tanaka Ryouko Odaka Moemi Mori Yuuko Kanda Nami Madono Mitsuaki Kogami Hiromichi Sasaki Yoshihito July 29: Takahira Narumi Kawahara Kayoko Sasamoto Natsue Ootaki Shinya Narumi Takashi Maeda Kenichirou Oobayashi Youhei Odagaki Yuuta Ishigami Yuuichi Asai Keiichirou July 30: Kishiro Sakurako Hironaka Kumiko Murakami Harumi Yazawa Rieka Nanasawa Shin Horiuchi Kenyuu Kimura Ryouhei Suzuki Kouta Miyamoto Katsuya Sakano Shigeru July 31: Yamada Kinoko Oomae Aika Yaguchi Asami Iida Kunio Tabata Hiroto Furuya Takashi Matsui Fumihiro Iwata Mitsuo Muro Genki Sasaki Bin Motegi Shuuji Iwata Tsubasa Yoshikawa Kousuke Yoshimizu Kouhei Furuya Tooru Kawabe Shunsuke August 1: Hiiragi Rumi Yamato Megumi Shimazaki Haruka Hinata Yura Koseki Akihisa Kazuma Yoshikazu Morita Junpei Sugou Takayuki Hori Katsunosuke Takizawa Itsuki Happy Birthday!
The "dance video" of the opening theme of TV anime "Life Lessons with Uramichi Oniisan" featuring voice actor and singer Mizuki Nana and Miyano Mamoru, was released on the official channel of "King Amusement Creative" at YouTube. "ABC Taisou" is a character song sung by the singing sister, Tadano Utano (voiced by Mizuki) and singing brother, Daga Iketeru (voiced by Miyano) in the anime "Life Lessons with Uramichi Oniisan". The video has depicted the two of them dancing smoothly in the clothing, where the color is similar to their characters, on the stage that looks like the education program "Together with Maman" from the anime. Also, it comes with a footage on theirs comments regarding the dance, so do check out how hype the two of them are in this collaboration after a long time. The single of "ABC Taisou" is priced at 1,400 JPY (tax excluded) and it is available at the stores now.
The special online performance "Disney Koe no Ouji-sama Voice Stars Dream Live Streaming 2021" featuring gorgeous voice actors, including Kimura Ryouhei, Shimazaki Nobunaga, Morikubo Showtaro, and Namikawa Daisuke, singing the famous songs of Disney, was held on July 22. This performance contains the scenes taken from the performances on April 11, at World Memorial Hall, Kobe, Hyogo and on June 13, at Pia Arena MM, Kanagawa, with the addition of the performance by the special guest. This performance had gathered the all start cast members, including Itou Kento, Ueda Keisuke, Urata Wataru, Ohta Motohiro, Okamiya Kurumu, Kimura Ryouhei, Shimazaki Nobunaga, Nakada Hiroki, Nakamura Shuugo, Miura Hiroki, and Morikubo Showtaro together with the two guests, Katou Kazuki and Namikawa Daisuke. While the audience is waiting for the start of the performance, they were shown with the various famous scenes of Disney's Animation and the lineup of the participating voice actors. And the performance started while the comment and Twitter are filled with the chanting of the cast members. Ohta Motohiro, Nakamura Shuugo, and Morikubo Showtaro in the blue-grey base prince outfit appeared on the glittering, solemn castle stage set. They performed "Once Upon A Dream" (From "Sleeping Beauty") together with the fated scene of Prince Phillip meeting Princess Aurora in the background, and it attracted the audiences to the world of dreams. Then, Itou Kento had sung "Out There" (From "The Hunchback of Notre Dame") majestically that charms anyone who heard it, followed by Okamiya Kurumu’s "Can You Feel The Love Tonight" (From "Lion King") in the deep gentle singing voice. With this, it caused the audience to be spellbound by them. After that, the fantasy-like stage was consists of the recital of "The Legend of the Lamp" (From "Aladdin") and singing of "Arabian Nights" (From "Aladdin") by Kimura Ryouhei that attract the audience. The next performance was Urata Wataru’s "One Jump Ahead" (From "Aladdin") with his shape-shifting voice tone and the cheerful rhythm. The next song from "Aladdin" is "Whole New World" by Nakata Hiroki together with the scene of Aladdin bringing Jasmine on the magic carpet ride. This radiant performance has charmed the audience. After that, it was the performance of the first male version of "Speechless" (From the live-action "Aladdin") sung tremendously by Miura Hiroki that you can't avert your eye off. Then, Shimazaki Nobunaga performed "Compass of Your Heart" (Sindbad’s Storybook Voyage at Tokyo DisneySea (R)) while clapping his hands with a dazzling smile. The tremendous world has change if he is navigating on the great sea. The second half of the performance started with the recital of “Beauty and the Beast” by Kimura Ryouhei, Urata Wataru, Ohta Motohiro, and Miura Hiroki, and the performance of “Something There” (From “Beauty and the Beast”) by Ueda Keisuke has throbbed the audience with the cheerful rhythm and his mellow singing voice. The next song was "Beauty and the Beast" (From "Beauty and the Beast") by Itou Kento and Miura Hiroki. They sang it charmingly together with the dance scenes of the emotional dancing scene of Belle and Beast. That was followed by Nakamura Shuugo, in the refreshing light blue and silver clothing with the image of the sea, performing "Under the Sea" (From "Little Mermaid"), which livened up the audience with the optimistic sound and light dance. Then, the atmosphere was changed by the bewitching melody and the one who appeared out of the smoke was Morikubo Showtaro. The audience was once again being attracted to a dark world filled with the villain’s charm via "Poor Unfortunate Souls" (From "Little Mermaid"). After that, the world of “Little Mermaid” was continued with "Part of Your World" by Urata Wataru and Shimazaki Nobunaga, who are singing in sync with gentle smiles. With the sound of the wave and the piano, Ohta Motohiro appeared and sang "How Far I’ll Go" (From "Moana") gently and refreshingly. With this, it is the time for the special stage that was revealed for the first time. It started with the recital of "Hercules", an adventure story of love and bravery of Hercules, who wanted to be a "True Hero", by Namikawa Daisuke. He has attracted the audience to the world of "Hercules" with the several sounds that are created by his single voice. After that, the theme song "Go the Distance" (the theme song of "Hercules") by Katou Kazuki was performed tremendously with his beautiful voice, and it was followed with "Shooting Start" (From "Hercules") by Katou as well. The performance of the Japanese lyric of "Shooting Stars" the song that was not used in the film but is a hidden famous song among the Disney fan, was shown for the first time. While being overflowed by the comments filled with happiness and excitement, the audience has reached their peak by the beautiful duet of Katou and Namikawa. After that, the performance has reached its final stretch. The Tokyo performance of "Feel the Love" from Tokyo DisneySea (R)’s Teatime Harbor Show’s The Legend of Mythica (Until 2014) that was performed on a grand scale and loved by many fans, was performed by all the 10 cast members, who were dressed in the silver radiant prince outfit. This performance with the fantasy-like, dynamic sound and singing voice had excited the audience. For the greeting from all the cast members, Okamiya said "I hope this will become the best day for everyone!", Shimazaki said, "Please wave your heart’s penlight!", and Morikubo said "This is not the end yet!", and the audience got hyped up by each cast member. The finale was the famous song that everyone has hummed before, “It’s a Small World” (From New York World Fair) and “Mickey Mouse March” (From Mickey Mouse Club). Prior to this performance, the footage with the choreography of this song was released. With this, the audience is able to dance in front of the screen together with all the cast members, who are performing energetically together with Mickey Mouse’s posture. While being overflowed with the comments filled with the lingering excitement, the curtain descended reluctantly. The archive streaming ticket of "Disney Koe no Ouji-sama Voice Stars Dream Live Streaming 2021" is available until 9:00 PM, on July 29. It was also decided that the Blu-ray that contains the live situation of the arena tour with extravagant video novelty will be released on November 19, 2021. Do look forward to the new developments of the "Disney Koe no Ouji-sama" series. Presentation licensed by Disney Concerts.（C）Disney
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.
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