「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.
August 1 is "Water Day". August is a national anniversary to deepen our understanding of water, as it uses a lot of water throughout the year. Many characters related to water appear in anime and games. They can have water-based special moves, or be good at swimming than anyone else, or maybe always come with rain. Among all those characters, who is the most popular one? Here at Anime!Anime!, we conducted a reader survey entitled "Speaking of "water characters", who comes to your mind first?" We received responses from 167 people during the survey period from July 16 to July 23. The male-female ratio is about 35% for males and about 65% for females. About 55% of the age group were teens, and about 15% were in their 20s. ■ Tomioka Giyuu from "Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba" is topping the list! Tanjirou is also ranked in 1st place 1st place goes to Tomioka Giyuu from "Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba" with an approval rating of about 17%. Readers commented, "He is the strongest Hashira who uses the water breathing. When I first saw 'Water Breathing Eleventh Form', his special killing skills bought me.", and "There is a watery vibe with cool beauty, which makes the character elusive. The main character, Tanjirou, also uses water breathing, but Giyuu seems to be more sophisticated in this." In addition, Kamado Tanjiro is also ranked in and gets 6th place. His difference with Giyuu was pointed on but he still ranked high, "The graphic of water when he shows off his technique is beautiful, and it makes me overwhelmed by his power. I love him because he is a character that lets you feel the flexibility and strength that are the characteristics of water." 2nd place 2nd place goes to Aqua from "Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo!" with an approval rating of about 14%. The goddess with a goofy personality is popular, "The goddess who controls water. She shows off Kacho Fugetsu (the beauty of nature), held by company parties and her name also relates to water, so I think she is exactly a water character.", and "She is often called the Goddess of company parties or the Goddess of debt, but she is actually the Goddess of water. The power of her technique is so powerful that she ends up increasing her debts." The scene, where she is utilized as a water purifier, was also popular as this comment shows, "Is there any character who has a water-purifying skill beyond hers?". 3rd place 3rd place goes to Noel Silva from "Black Clover" with an approval rating of about 6%. Noel, who is from the royal family, is a water magician. Readers commented, "The mysterious scene of fighting like a mermaid wearing a water dress! Noel, who has a strong and gentle heart, suits the magic of water.", and "At first he was not good at controlling magic, but he gave me the courage to grow steadily like him." ■ Let's introduce other comments! For Nanase Haruka from "Free!", "He can't live without water, and his first love was a waterfall! And above all, Haru-chan himself swims very beautifully and fast. I think he is a character who loves water and is loved by water." About Cure Aqua from "Yes! PreCure 5", "The first Pretty Cure of the 'Pretty Cure' series who is related to water. Her transformation line 'Pretty Cure of Intelligence' is beautiful, and she appears in the movie released this year." For Shinkai Kanata from "Ensemble Stars!", "He is always in the fountain and loves the ocean. His looks and remarks related to the sea and water are so often, and his habit of saying 'Pukapuka' makes him an ideal 'water' character." For Seiren Uruu "Fairy Ranmaru", the character from the fresh title of 2021, "His nickname 'Ai! Juntaku! Suijun no Seiren Uruu' feels like water is gushing out, and the title of the character song is 'My heart is raining.' This year I remember him on every rainy day." In this survey, characters who can use water-related techniques are ranked high. It turned out that the depiction of a particularly flashy special move has captured the hearts of fans. ■ Ranking Top-10 "Speaking of "water characters", who comes to your mind first?" 1st place Tomioka Giyuu "Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba" 2nd place Aqua "Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo!" 3rd place Noel Silva "Black Clover" 4th place Juvia Lockser "FAIRY TAIL" 5th place Nanase Haruka "Free!" 6th place Kamado Tanjirou "Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba" 7th place Shinkai Kanata "Ensemble Stars!" 7th place Seiren Uryuu "Fairy Ranmaru" 9th place Minazuki Karen / Cure Aqua "Yes! PreCure 5 ” 10th place Mizuno Ami / Sailor Mercury "Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon" (Response period: July 16 to July 23, 2021) ■ Overall ranking "Speaking of "water characters", who comes to your mind first?" 1st place Tomioka Giyuu "Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba" 2nd place Aqua "Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo!" 3rd place Noel Silva "Black Clover" 4th place Juvia Lockser "FAIRY TAIL" 5th place Nanase Haruka "Free!" 6th place Kamado Tanjirou "Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba" 7th place Shinkai Kanata "Ensemble Stars!" 7th place Seiren Uruu "Fairy Ranmaru" 9th place Minazuki Karen / Cure Aqua "Yes! PreCure 5 ” 10th place Mizuno Ami / Sailor Mercury "Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon" 11th place Kurumi Erika / Cure Marine "Heart Catch Pretty Cure" 11th place Yamuraiha "Magi" 13th place Chiyu Sawaizumi / Cure Fontaine "Healin'Good Precure" 13th place Showers "Pokemon" 13th place Messon "Pokemon" 13th place Russell "Combatants Will Be Dispatched!" 13th Leviathan "Leviathan: The Last Defense" 13th place Ndur "JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Stardust Crusaders" (Response period: July 16 to July 23, 2021)
July 31 is a Beach day. It is an anniversary established to spread the importance of beaches, which comes from the words play of "Na (7) Mi (3) Ga Ii (1)" (Lit. "Waves are good"). The blue sky is indispensable for sunbathing on the beach. The beauty of the clear blue color is fascinating. Many characters with blue as the image color have been appearing in anime and games. Among all of them, which character is attracting the most readers of Anime!Anime!? Therefore, this time, we conducted a reader survey entitled "Speaking about characters whose image color is blue, who comes to your mind first?" We received responses from 278 people during the survey period from July 14 to July 21. The male-female ratio is about 30% for males and about 70% for females. About 60% of the age group were teens, and about 25% were in their 20s. ■ Multiple cool characters are ranked in! 1st place 1st place goes to Aomine Daiki from "Kuroko's Basketball" with an approval rating of about 12%. Aomine Daiki is a member of the "Generation of Miracles". Readers commented, "Needless to say, he is in charge of the blue color of 'Generation of Miracles'. He is so powerful that no one can compare him in basketball. He's a confident man who boasted, 'I'm the only one who can beat myself', but he also has a blue heart to suffer from being too strong.", and "He has 'blue' ('Ao' is 'blue' in Japanese) in his name and in his hair, so he comes to my mind immediately. Each of 'Generation of Miracles' has an assigned color, so it is easy to remember." 2nd place 2nd place goes to Matsuno Karamatsu from "Mr. Osomatsu" with an approval rating of about 8%. Karamatsu is the second son of the Matsuno family of six children. Readers pointed on narcissistic personality which matches blue color so well", "Speaking of blue, it is Karamatsu! Even if it hurts, blue suits him the best", "Because blue hoodies look great on him", and "As long as he is quiet, he looks the coolest among the 6 siblings, which matches the image of blue!" 3rd place 3rd place is shared between Izumi Iori from "Idolish Seven", Sonoda Umi from "Love Live!", and Doraemon from "Doraemon". For Izumi Iori, "All characters of 'Idolish 7' have their own colors and it is so cool! Among them, blue suits Iori because of his calm personality." For Sonoda Umi, "When it is about blue as a color image, only Umi-chan comes to my mind. Her name also suits summer and feels refreshing." For Doraemon, "A national character that everyone knows. The episode that originally he had a yellow body, but the it turned blue is also great." ■ Let's introduce other comments! About Hijirikawa Masato from "Uta no Prince-sama", "Both the image color and the hair color are blue. I think there are many media with him that use water even at live performances.", and "The CD jacket and costume are also blue, so I voted for Masato-kun!" For Iida Tenya from "My Hero Academia", "The blue flame of the Super Move, Recipro Burst is impressive. Blue is an image of a bright color, so it's perfect for class president Iida!" About Samatoki Aohitsugi from "Hypnosismic: Division Rap Battle", "The kanji is different, but the name contains the word 'blue'. The team color of MAD TRIGGER CREW, led by Samatogi, is also blue." About Tomas from "Thomas & Friends", the character that is known all over the world, "Because his body color is blue. Actually, at first, he was green when he arrived at the Sodo Island." In the ranking of image colors where blue is the image color, cool characters stand out overall. Another feature is that many characters have blue hair. ■ Top 10 rankings "Speaking about characters whose image color is blue, who comes to your mind first?" 1st place Aomine Daiki "Kuroko's Basketball" 2nd place Matsuno Karamatsu " Mr. Osomatsu" 3rd place Izumi Iori "Idolish 7" 3rd place Sonoda Umi "Love Live!" 3rd place Doraemon "Doraemon" 6th place Hijirikawa Masato "Uta no Prince-sama" 7th place Iida Tenya "My Hero Academia" 8th place Shinkai Kanata "Ensemble Stars!" 9th place Rem "Re: Life in a Different World from Zero" 10th place Samatoki Aohitsugi "Hypnosis Mike: Division Rap Battle" (Response period: July 14 to 21, 2021) ■ Ranking Top 20 "Speaking about characters whose image color is blue, who comes to your mind first?" 1st place Aomine Daiki "Kuroko's Basketball" 2nd place Matsuno Karamatsu " Mr. Osomatsu" 3rd place Izumi Iori "Idolish 7" 3rd place Sonoda Umi "Love Live!" 3rd place Doraemon "Doraemon" 6th place Hijirikawa Masato "Uta no Prince-sama" 7th place Iida Tenya "My Hero Academia" 8th place Shinkai Kanata "Ensemble Stars!" 9th place Rem "Re: Life in a Different World from Zero" 10th place Samatoki Aohitsugi "Hypnosis Mike: Division Rap Battle" 11th place Mizuno Ami / Sailor Mercury "Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon" 12th place Miki Sayaka"Puella Magi Madoka Magica" 13th place Gojo Satoru "Jujutsu Kaisen" 13th place Edogawa Conan "Detective Conan" 13th place Nakano Miku "The Quintessential Quintuplets" 13th place Karen Minazuki / Cure Aqua "YES! PreCure 5 ” 17th place Shiota Nagisa "Assassination Classroom" 17th place Thomas "Thomas & Friends" 17th place Hashibira Inosuke "Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba" 17th place Hidaka Hokuto "Ensemble Stars!" 17th place Yotsuba Tamaki "Idolish7" (Response period: July 14 to 21, 2021)
July 31 is Furuya Toru-san's birthday. He has been active at the forefront up until now from the mid of the 1960s. He won the Kei Tomiyama Memorial Award at the 2nd Seiyu Awards, the Synergy Award at the 4th, and was chosen as the Best Actor in Supporting Roles at the 13th. In 2021, he is playing a role in "The Journey", "D4DJ First Mix", "Mobile Suit Gundam: Hathaway", etc. To celebrate his birthday, we conducted the same readers' survey as last year, "Who's Your Favorite Character Played by Furuya Toru-san?" There were 861 votes during the survey period from July 13 to July 20. The voters were mainly female with a gender ratio of 75% female to 25% male. The age range was 30% under 20, 25% in their 20s, and 20% in their 30s. ■Amuro Toru from "Detective Conan" has won a majority vote! 1st Place 1st place went to Amuro Toru from "Detective Conan". The support rating was about 54%, winning more votes than last year, and he topped the list for four consecutive years. The readers praised him for playing three different roles, and received comments were, "He sometimes plays a private detective Amuro Toru, and at other times, he plays Bourbon, a member of the Black Organization, whose identity is Furuya Rei, an undercover investigator of the Public Security Bureau. I guess that many people should have fallen in love with him......", "Furuya-san uses different tones of voice, which make the characters' charms stand out", and "Thanks to Furuya-san's voice, I can enjoy different characters' different personalities". A third of the voters chose the name of Furuya Rei, and left the comments like, "I think it's wonderful of him to always stays strong in his belief" and "It's cool that he is determined to thoroughly follow on his intention, and does whatever he can do". 2nd Place 2nd place went to Amuro Ray from "Mobile Suit Gundam". The support rating was about 16%, and he placed 2nd same as last year. Amuro Ray is the protagonist of "Mobile Suit Gundam" and "Mobile Suit Gundam: Char's Counterattack". The readers mentioned his different charms shown in each series, saying "Although most of the characters were depicted as hot-blooded men back in the days, the protagonist in this series was an innocent boy, which was very inspiring", "He is a legendary figure as the first protagonist of the blockbuster that has a history of over 40 years. Especially, Amuro in 'Mobile Suit Gundam: Char's Counterattack' has the air of a soldier, and seems to have leeway as an adult man". Some readers mentioned the latest film, which is currently showing, with the comment, "When I heard Amuro's voice in 'Mobile Suit Gundam: Hathaway' I got goosebumps". 3rd Place 3rd place went to Chiba Mamoru (Tuxedo Mask) "Sailor Moon". The support rating was about 6%, and he moved up from 4th place last year. He is the boyfriend of the protagonist Tsukino Usagi, and he disguises himself as Tuxedo Mask to support Sailor Moons. He was especially from the fans in their 30s who are the same generation as the series, and the comments received include, "I lost my heart to Tuxedo Mask's sweet voice. He is my first love when I was in the 3rd grade at elementary school", "I like Mamo-chan, who protects the heroine, sometimes harshly, sometimes kindly. Furuya-san perfectly plays the difference between the snobbish vibe of Tuxedo Mask and the dignified manner of Prince Endymion in his previous life". ■Let's introduce other comments!! Kasuga Kyosuke from "Kimagure Orange Road" "Indecisiveness of Kyosuke and immaturity of teenagers are naturally expressed, and I got interested in a voice actor as a profession for the first time." Sabo from "One Piece" "I was impressed by him inheriting the will of Ace, and supporting Luffy to achieve his goal. Furuya-san's voice enhances the charm of Sabo!" Casshern from "Casshern Sins" "He is the only immortal character in the series. Furuya-san's play accurately conveys his suffering and sorrow." Some readers voted for his narration other than the characters. The narration of "Akagi: Yami ni Oritatta Tensai" "His narration in a straightforward manner never disturbed the sound of a mah-jongg piece and BGM, but it certainly evoked a particular mood." Multiple protagonists have been ranked in the overall ranking. ■Ranking Top 10 [Who's Your Favorite Character Played by Furuya Toru-san? 2021 Edition] 1. Amuro Toru (Furuya Rei/Bourbon) "Detective Conan" 2. Amuro Ray "Mobile Suit Gundam" 3. Chiba Mamoru (Tuxedo Mask) "Sailor Moon" 4. Sabo "One Piece" 5. Pegasus Seiya "Saint Seiya" 6. Yamcha "Dragon Ball" 7. Kasuga Kyosuke "Kimagure Orange Road" 8. Hoshi Hyuma "Star of the Giants" 9. AkaRed "GoGo Sentai Boukenger VS Super Sentai" etc. 9. Ribbons Almark "Mobile Suit Gundam 00" (Survey Period: July 13 - July 20, 2021) ■Overall Ranking [Who's Your Favorite Character Played by Furuya Toru-san? 2021 Edition] 1. Amuro Toru (Furuya Rei/Bourbon) "Detective Conan" 2. Amuro Ray "Mobile Suit Gundam" 3. Chiba Mamoru (Tuxedo Mask) "Sailor Moon" 4. Sabo "One Piece" 5. Pegasus Seiya "Saint Seiya" 6. Yamcha "Dragon Ball" 7. Kasuga Kyosuke "Kimagure Orange Road" 8. Hoshi Hyuma "Star of the Giants" 9. AkaRed "GoGo Sentai Boukenger VS Super Sentai" etc. 9. Ribbons Almark "Mobile Suit Gundam 00" 11. Abel "Dragon Warrior" ("Dragon Warrior: Legend of the Hero Abel") 11. Kirishima Zen "The World's Greatest First Love" *Under his pseudonym 'Sogetsu Noboru' 11. Shiba Hiroshi "Steel Jeeg" 14. Utsunomiko "Utsunomiko" 14. Casshern "Casshern Sins" 14. Shikon no Tama "Inuyasha" 14. Sirius "The Sea Prince and the Fire Child" (Survey Period: July 13 - July 20, 2021)
July 30 is Kimura Ryouhei-san's birthday. He was in TV shows, stage plays, and anime since he was a child, and won Best Actors in supporting roles in the 6th Seiyu Awards back in 2012. In 2021, he plays main characters in various anime, including "The World Ends with You: The Animation", "Odd Taxi", and "Life Lessons with Uramichi Oniisan". He also started his official YouTube channel "Ryouhei wa Sake Nominagara Game Shitai." and his gameplay videos are popular too. To celebrate his birthday, we conducted the same readers' survey as last year, "Who's Your Favorite Character Played by Kimura Ryouhei-san?" There were 355 votes during the survey period from July 13 to July 20. The voters were mainly female with a gender ratio of 85% female to 15% male. The age range was on the younger side with 30% under 20 and 40% in their 20s. ■"Haikyuu!!" Bokuto Koutarou keeps the top position from last year! 1st Place Bokuto Koutarou from "Haikyuu!!" topped the list for two consecutive years with roughly 20% of the votes. He is the captain of the Fukuroudani Academy Volly Ball Club. "I love the gap between the usual cheerful Bokuto-san and the depressed Bokuto-san! It's amazing how the same character has two different unique personalities," and "His excited voice gives me energy! On the other hand, it's funny when he gets depressed, haha," are comments from fans that like his mood swing. There was also a comment pointing out how Kimura-san embodies the character, "All the different tones of voices matched perfectly, and I realized that this is how a character comes to life." 2nd Place Coming in 2nd place is Wei Wuxian from "Mo Dao Zu Shi" with roughly 14% of the votes. Wei Wuxian, the main character of "Mo Dao Zu Shi", mastered the Demonic Cultivation to controlcontrols the dead with a flute. Many fans were surprised by the various emotions of the character and said, "His emotions change rapidly, and Ryouhei-san's voice really matches him! I love how he whispers 'Get up,' in the corpse's ear," "Kimura-san's intonation is comforting and well portrays the free-spirited and naive personality of Wei Wuxian who gets carried away easily," and "I was overwhelmed by how he expressed the character's anger, sadness, and despair, in addition to his free-spirited and energetic nature." An anime that had its dubbed version broadcast in 2021 made it in the top 3 of the list. 3rd Place Kise Ryouta from "Kuroko's Basketball" took 3rd place with roughly 9% of the votes. He dropped a position last year. He looks like a shallow character, but his sincere attitude towards basketball won the hearts of his fans and received comments like, "He's usually a flirt but he's so cool when he plays basketball," and "It's amazing how he obtained The Perfect Copy and recreates any kind of play." He's also a fashion model, and his glamorous side also makes him popular. ■Here are some comments for other characters! For Izuminokami Kanesada from "Touken Ranbu -ONLINE-", "Kane-san inherits the passion of his former master Hisjikata Toshizou. I like the way his passion and coolness are expressed and how his shallowness gradually seeps through." For Takizawa Akira from "Eden of the East", "The prince is a naturally likable person, and is a genius in turning a pinch into a chance! No matter what the situation, Takizawa-kun will find a way out of it." For Tartaglia from "Genshin", "Since he uses Tartagliarya in his gameplay, it's nice to be able to hear his regular voice and the character's voice. Kimura-san's love for the character is amazing!" There were also votes for an anime that received a film adaptation, Takakura Shouma from "Penguindrum", "Ryouhei-san's performance portrays how his kindness puts him at the mercy of everyone around him and that he really loves his family." In the 2021 survey, while BokutoKimura Koutarou from "Haikyuu!!" is still popular, there were also new characters making it on the list. There were votes for not only anime characters but also characters from games and media mix projects. ■Top 20 "Who's Your Favorite Character Played by Kimura Ryouhei-san? 2021 Edition" 1. Bokuto Koutarou "Haikyuu!!" 2. Wei Wuxian "Mo Dao Zu Shi" 3. Kise Ryouta "Kuroko's Basketball" 4. Tartaglia "Genshin" 4. Hinata Hideki "Angel Beats!" 6. Asmodeus Alice "Welcome to Demon School! Iruma-kun" 7. Lawless "Servamp" 8. Izuminokami Kanesada "Touken Ranbu -ONLINE-" 8. Shimotsuki Shun "Tsukiuta. THE ANIMATION" 8. Hayata Shinjirou "ULTRAMAN" 11. Mukami Kou "DIABOLIK LOVERS" 12. Juumonji Tsubasa "Rin-ne" 12. Judar "Magi" 12. Sorey "Tales of Zestiria" 12. Takizawa Akira "Eden of the East" 16. Lord Enma "Yo-kai Watch" 16. Takakura Shouma "Penguindrum" 16. Hyuga Yamato "Uta no Prince-sama Maji Love Series" 16. Joshua "The World Ends with You: The Animation" 20. Arthur Conan Doyle "Ikemen Vampire: Ijintachi to Koi no Yuuwaku" 20. Suzumiya Hajime "Aopella?!" 20. Toono Hiyori "Free! - Dive to the Future" 20. Nishimura Satoru "Natsume's Book of Friends" (Survey Period: July 13 - July 20, 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.
「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.
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
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.