「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 20 is "T-shirt day". It comes from T being the 20th alphabet and that July 20 used to be the day of the sea. T-shirts, perfect for everyday wear, are a familiar item for characters from anime and games. Some wear weird T-shirts, some have episodes related to T-shirts, and some even have T-shirts as their merchandise. We at Anime!Anime! conducted a survey asking, "Which Character Reminds You of a 'T-shirt'?" There were 93 votes during the survey period from July 1 to July 8. The voters were mainly female with a gender ratio of 70% female to 30% male, and the age range was on the younger side with 50% under 20 and 25% in their 20s. ■Characters who wear T-shirts with letters dominated the list! 1st Place Midoriya Izuku from "My Hero Academia" topped the list with roughly 30% of the votes. He received many votes for wearing unique T-shirts and received comments like, "He always wears T-shirts with strange letters. The T-shirt that said 'T-shirt' left a strong impression on me," "He has a unique sense of fashion with T-shirts that have words like 'Sheets'," and "I always look forward to checking out what he wears. His T-shirts were made into merchandise, which I would love to buy...!" 2nd Place Coming in 2nd was Nishinoya Yuu from "Haikyuu!!" with roughly 10% of the votes. Nishinoya Yuu is a character who wears T-shirts with four-letter idioms and received this comment, "He wears a variety of T-shirts with different four-letter idioms. I looked up their meanings after watching the anime." By the way, Hinata Shouyou, also from Haikyuu!, made it in 8th place. He received a comment pointing out an episode related to T-shirts, "Him buying the same T-shirt as Bokuto-san, which says 'The Way of the Ace' was so cute!". 3rd Place Hirasawa Yui from "K-On!" took 3rd place with roughly 8% of the votes. She also received comments pointing out that she wears T-shirts with weird letters, such as "Her tacky T-shirts with funny words left a strong impression on me!" and "She has many T-shirts with odd words printed on them." Characters who wear T-shirts with letters occupied the top 3 of this survey. ■Here are some comments for other characters! For Kousaka Honoka from "Love Live!", "She often wears a practice outfit with the letter "ほ" from her name." For Jintan from "Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day", "I love how Jintan only has tacky T-shirts with words like, 'Underground People' or 'Freedom'." For Yotsuba Tamaki from "Idolish7", "He always wears a T-shirt that says 'King Pudding'." There were also votes for a nostalgic character, Pyonkichi from "The Gutsy Frog", "He doesn't wear a T-shirt, he is a T-shirt himself. There's no character that better fits this theme!" The top rankings also include several characters wearing T-shirts with unusual letters. The impact of these T-shirts seems to stick in the minds of the fans. ■Top 10 "Which Character Reminds You of a 'T-shirt'?" 1. Midoriya Izuku "My Hero Academia" 2. Nishinoya Yuu "Haikyuu!!" 3. Hirasawa Yui "K-On!" 4. Kousaka Honoka "Love Live!" 4. Jintan "Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day" 6. Ash Lynx "BANANA FISH" 6. Pyonkichi "The Gutsy Frog" 8. Hinata Shouyou "Haikyuu!!" 8. Futaba Anzu "The Idolmaster Cinderella Girls" 8. Yotsuba Tamaki "Idolish7" (Survey Period: July 1 - 8, 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 new project "Di Gi Charat of Reiwa" from "Di Gi Charat", which was broadcast in 1999, has been announced. It is already attracting attention among old fans. The restart of popular anime is always a pleasure for fans. Among Anime!Anime! readers, there are probably many people who want to see some revived titles in the Reiwa period. Therefore, we conducted a reader survey entitled "Which anime would you like to come back in the Reiwa period?" We received responses from 167 people during the survey period from June 30 to July 7. The male-female ratio is about 40% for males and about 60% for females. About 45% of the age group were teens, and about 25% were in their 20s. In addition, the works that were broadcast and produced after Reiwa (after May 1, 2019), the series works that the sequel was broadcast and OVA produced after the start of the Reiwa period, and the works that have already been remade and revived were not applicable. ■ Many masterpieces from manga to original titles have been ranked in! In this survey, votes were gathered for a wide range of titles, but the one that stood out was the title of the original manga. For "Ouran High School Host Club", "I love the original, so I want to see the anime adaptation till the end. The cast from the last release is still very active, so it is possible to gather them all in!" About "Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo", "I was laughing so hard, my stomach hurts. The anime ended in the middle, so I want to see it properly until the end." Readers commented for "Mermaid Melody Pichi Pichi Pitch", "I think it's a good opportunity because the sequel will be serialized", and "Saturday 8 A.M. frame title. It seems to be compatible with media development as it is a song animation. The completely new anime for the previous project "Tokyo Mew Mew" has also been announced, so I want to check it out!" For "The Kindaichi Case Files", "'37 Year Old' is currently being serialized , but the boy series has been completed. Late night anime may be suitable because there are many horrific things." Since manga is often being animated while it is still publishing, some people commented, "I want to enjoy anime until the end of the work." Of course, the anime original works are also popular. For "Mobile Suit Gundam", "'THE ORIGIN' has been animated in 'Mobile Suit Gundam', but I think it's about time for a full remake of 'First Gundam'." About "Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann", "I realized again what a masterpiece it was by looking at the production materials at the 'Hiroyuki Imaishi's World' exhibition. Next year is the 15th anniversary! To commemorate it, I want to see the characters moving. Even mini anime is fine! " For "Nagi no Asukara", "Among anime titles I watched, all the scenario, characters, and video are the best. I want you to see a sequel." For the "Another" based on the novel, has "Since there are sequels 'Another Episode S' and 'Another 2001' are on sale." For the original game, "Kirby of the Stars", "The anime about Kirby and his friends has a lot of social satire, which was quite radical, so I remember it well." There were also votes for titles such as "Hakuoki" the announcement of new OVA of which during the voting period has been happened. Below is a list of titles that have received multiple votes. It is exciting to wait for what kind of title sequels and remakes would be produced in the future. Please check it out! ■ Titles with multiple votes "The comeback of anime would like to see in the Reiwa period? " "Angel Beats!" "BURN-UP" "D.Gray-man" "NANA" "SLAM DUNK" "Sgt. Frog" "Shirokuma Cafe" "Nisekoi" "Nodame Cantabile" "No game No life" "High school! Kimengumi" "Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo" "Mermaid Melody Pichi Pichi Pitch" "Magi" "Classroom of the Elite" "Love Llive!" "Assassination Classroom" "Katekyo Hitman REBORN!" "Mobile Suit Gundam" "Rinne of the boundary" "Yona of the Dawn" "Zatch Bell!" "Black Butler" "Ouran high school host club" "Junjo Romantica" "Revolutionary Girl Utena" "Hakuoki" (* New OVA production decided during the survey period) "Kare Kano" "Hyouka" "YuYu Hakusho" "The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya" (Response period: June 30, 2021 to July 7, 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.
July 16 is Rainbow Day. It was established because of the pun of "Nana (7) Iro (16)" (lit. 7 colors) with the hope that people and people, people and nature, and generations and generations will be connected like a seven-colored rainbow. The combination of multiple colors of a rainbow is something that looks particularly beautiful. Characters related to rainbow colors often appear in anime and games. Wonderfully colorful costumes, names with "rainbow" in it, or impressive scenes with a rainbow. Among all of them, which character is the most memorable one? Here at Anime!Anime!, we conducted a reader survey entitled "Speaking of "rainbow-colored" characters, who comes to mind? " We received responses from 79 people during the survey period from June 29 to July 6. The male-female ratio is about 40% for males and about 60% for females. About 40% of the age group were teens, and about 30% in their 20s. ■ Characters in cute and glittering costumes are topping the list ♪ 1st place 1st place is shared between Nijinosaki Daia from "Kiratto Pri Chan" and Cure Cosmo from "Star Twinkle PreCure". Readers commented how Nijinosaki Daia has a "rainbow" in her name ("Niji" is rainbow in Japanese) and the costume, "She has a 'rainbow' in her second name, and the name of a brand that she established is 'Milky Rainbow'. This is because there are many depictions related to the rainbow, such as the appearance of the colorful virtual Daia-chan, who is the longing existence of Nijinosaki-chan at the time of distribution!", and "The fluffy and glittering rainbow-colored dress is cute!" Readers pointed on Cure Cosmo's manner of speaking and skills, "The rainbow-colored spectrum that shines in the galaxy, the lines at the time of transformation, the rainbow-colored skirt, and the decisive skill is Pretty Cure! Rainbow splash! I think she is 'The Rainbow character'". There are many rainbow-colored characters in the "Pretty Cure" series, including Cure Parfait from "Kirakira Pretty Cure A La Mode". The main character of "Tropical-Rouge! Pretty Cure", Cure Summer, is also ranked in the top-10. 3rd place 3rd place is shared between Nijino Yume from "Aikatsu Stars!" and Nijimura Shuzo from "Kuroko's Basketball". Comments for Nijino Yume pointed out her name, costume, and personality as key points, "I love the 'Aikatsu!' series, but I love Yume-chan the most for her bright and energetic personality like a rainbow.", and "The brand of Yume-chan's costume is 'Rainbow Berry Parfait'. Moreover, coordination is also 'Rainbow Etoile coordination'." Nijimura Shuzo is the captain of the basketball club at Teiko Junior High School. The leader who gathers the unique members is popular among fans, "I respect him as a captain who has the power to organize the Generation of Miracles." Some readers mentioned 'rainbow' in his name, "I think he's a rainbow-colored character that brings together the Generation of Miracles with various colors." ■ Let's introduce other comments! For General Rainbow from "Tada Never Falls in Love", "I can't forget the lines such as, 'Tell me one color of the rainbow', 'The color of the rainbow is rainbow colored', and 'Always keep your heart the color of the rainbow'." For Banagher Links from "Mobile Suit Gundam UC", "In response to Banagher's new type ability and strong feelings, I was impressed by the scene where rainbow-colored light overflowed from the Unicorn Gundam aircraft. It is also impressive that the subtitle of the final chapter is 'Beyond the Rainbow'." About Kudo Chika from "Kono Oto Tomare! Sounds of Life", "The rainbow at the end of the opening was wonderful. The work itself, shows the glittering individualities of each of the music clubs, including Chika, and the content was reminiscent of a rainbow." For Ho-Oh from "Pokemon", "Actually, it is Ho-Oh who appeared in episode 1 of the anime. The figure that flies toward the rainbow is just a living legend!" In this survey, multiple characters dressed in gorgeous costumes were ranked in. As a result, it can be reconfirmed that the rainbow color is a conspicuous color that looks good on the screen. ■ Top 10 rankings "Speaking of "rainbow-colored" characters, who comes to mind? " 1st place Nijinosaki Daia "Kiratto Pri Chan" 1st place Uni / Cure Cosmo "Star Twinkle PreCure" 3rd place Nijino Yume "Aikatsu Stars!" 3rd place Nijimura Shuzo "Kuroko's Basketball" 5th place General Rainbow "Tada Never Falls in Love" 6th place Kirahoshi Ciel / Ciel Kirahoshi "Kirakira Pretty Cure A La Mode" 6th Natsuumi Manatsu / Cure Summer "Tropical-Ju! Precure " 6th place Ho-Oh "Pokemon" 9th place Zenkaiser "Kikai Sentai Zenkaiger" 9th place Miyashita Ai "Love Live! Nijigasaki High School Idol Club ” (Response period: June 29-July 6, 2021) * This survey 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.
July 16 is Furukawa Toshio's birthday. Furukawa Toshio debuted as a voice actor in the 1970s. Since then, he has been active at the forefront. In the 2020s, he has appeared in "GeGeGe no Kitaro", "Oda Cinnamon Nobunaga", "The Genie Family 2020", and others. For "Aoyama 2 Cho-me Gekijo", a radio program on Nippon Cultural Broadcasting, he has been in charge of a personality since 2014. He is also in charge of coaching trainees as the head of Aonijuku Tokyo, a training school by a talent agency Aoni Production. To celebrate his birthday, Anime!Anime! conducted an annual reader survey titled 'Who is your favorite character played by Furukawa Toshio?'. During the survey period from June 25 to July 2, a total of 133 responses were received. For the gender ratio, we received roughly the same number of votes; 45% from the males and 55% from the females. For the age distribution, we received responses from readers of all ages: about 20% were teens, about 25% were in their 20s, and about 20% were in their 30s. ■From anime, radio drama, western movies... votes for various characters have been received votes! 1st place 1st place went to Moroboshi Ataru from "Urusei Yatsura". The support rating was about 20%, and he moved up from 2nd place last year. The comments received include, "He usually behaves like a comedian, but he gets things done when he needs to. Only Toshio-san can play such a role as Ataru!", "When I heard the voice, I thought that 'the character is alive!' for the first time. Ataru's tone of voice is so soothing that I want to keep listening to it", and "I like Ataru and Lum's heartwarming interactions". He is popular among the readers especially in their 40s, and results in topping the list. 2nd place 2nd place went to Portgas D. Ace from "One Piece". The support rating was about 18%, and he slipped down from 1st place last year. He is popular as a reliable and amicable big brother, and the comments received include, "I like Ace-kun, but I also like the gap between the fresh and cute performance just like a character in his 20s, and the masculine and cool performance just like a big brother", "I was moved by him taking care of Luffy like a younger brother". Many readers mentioned the episode of The Summit War of Marineford, which proves that the episode still remains in a lot of fans after years since the broadcast. 3rd place 3rd place went to Piccolo "Dragon Ball". The support rating was about 13%, and he kept 3rd place as last year. The relationship with Gohan seems to have attracted many fans, and the comments received include, "He initially looked heartless, unfriendly and scary. However, he sometimes shows a human touch and has been getting more friendly, after he encountered Gohan", "It won't be an exaggeration to call him a teacher and 2nd father of Son Gohan as he becomes a strong but gentle warrior after he met Gohan". Also, his cool aspect seems to be popular as the comments show, "Unusually, Furukawa-san shows tasteful and unique romance here, which is completely different from his light and gentle voice!" ■Let's introduce other comments!! Yamamura Misao from "Detective Conan" "He is a useless detective, but he was promoted to a police inspector thanks to Conan. He doesn't even wonder and brags about it on the contrary. However, his playing is wonderful as it makes him hard to hate." Faceless from "Karakuri Circus" "His age is complicatedly changing, but his voice always matches him no matter how old he is. Faceless and Furukawa-san's intonation go well very well, and I was so impressed". Panchito from "The Three Caballeros" "His man's personality is cool! In his self-introduction song 'My name is Panchito', I was impressed by Furukawa-san's articulation." Yajima Kanji from "Sora ni Shirusu" "He is both cool and funny, so Yajima Kanji represents Furukawa Toshio-san. This work evokes our imagination, which is the true value of a radio drama and makes me feel an affinity with the story filled with human traits. The interaction with Tanaka Hideyuki as his buddy reminds me of the famous combination from 'CHiPs', and I really enjoy it". The protagonist in a radio drama by "Aoyama 2 Cho-me Gekijo" has also gained some votes. In the 2021 edition, various characters from a radio drama and dubbed version of western movies as well as anime. ■Ranking Top 10 [Who is your favorite character played by Furukawa Toshio? 2021 Edition] 1. Moroboshi Ataru "Urusei Yatsura" 2. Portgas D. Ace "One Piece" 3. Piccolo "Dragon Ball" 4. Kai Shiden "Mobile Suit Gundam" 5. Shin "Fist of the North Star" 6. Shinohara Asuma "Mobile Police Patlabor" 7. Yamamura Misao "Detective Conan" 7. Hojo Takeru "Magne Robo Gakeen" 9. Satotsu "Hunter × Hunter"（2nd Series） 10. Prince Mito "Saikyo Robo Daioja" 10. Date 'Boo' Masamune "Oda Cinnamon Nobunaga" 10. Nezumi Otoko "GeGeGe no Kitaro" 10. Panchito "The Three Caballeros", etc. （Survey Period: June 25 - July 7, 2021) ■All the Characters that Won Votes [Who is your favorite character played by Furukawa Toshio? 2021 Edition] Moroboshi Ataru "Urusei Yatsura" Portgas D. Ace "One Piece" Piccolo "Dragon Ball" Kai Shiden "Mobile Suit Gundam" Shin "Fist of the North Star" Shinohara Asuma "Mobile Police Patlabor" Yamamura Misao "Detective Conan" Hojo Takeru "Magne Robo Gakeen" Satotsu "Hunter × Hunter"（2nd Series） Prince Mito "Saikyo Robo Daioja" Date 'Boo' Masamune "Oda Cinnamon Nobunaga" Nezumi Otoko "GeGeGe no Kitaro"（6th series） Panchito "The Three Caballeros", etc. Galvidi "Bakuryu Sentai Abaranger DELUXE: Abare Summer is Freezing Cold!" Teacher Belmont "New Maple Town Stories: Palm Town Chapter" Hawk's Eye "Sailor Moon SuperS" Yoshiharu Kubo "Shoot!" Yajima Kanji "Sora ni Shirusu" Ben Sobel "Analyze This" Thomas J. Whitmore "Independence Day" （Survey Period: June 25 - July 7, 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.
「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