「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.
In the character cafe "GUNDAM Cafe" dedicated to the "Mobile Suit Gundam" series, "GUNDAM Cafe original curry" inspired by a new mobile suit (a.k.a. MS) and character motif has been added to the grand menu. In-store sales, take-out and delivery are available from July 31, 2021. "GUNDAM Cafe Original Curry" is available in two types: "White" curry that expresses "Gundam"'s "Federal White Yatsu Curry" and "Red" curry that expresses "Char's Zaku"'s "Triple Spicy Red Comet Curry". "Federal White Yatsu Curry" is an authentic curry with a spicy flavor of ginger that couldn't be expected from the mild-looking white color. "Triple Spicy Red Comet Curry" is a dish that boasts three times the spiciness of the already exsisting curry, and will make you think "It's spicy but tasty! I cannot stop eating!", just as the overwhelming presence of the red appearance gives off. There is no doubt that the richness and umami flavor of the curry will get you addicted to it. Both menu items are available from July 31 in the restaurant areas of "GUNDAM Cafe TOKYO BRAND CORE" and "GUNDAM SQUARE". The price is 1,210 JPY each (tax included). A ready-to-eat that is perfect as a souvenir is also available for 648 JPY (tax included). (C) Sotsu / Sunrise
The second set of six face covers in the Gundam Series will go on sale on July 31 at STRICT-G, an apparel store that incorporates the world of Gundam into its apparel. In addition, prior to the in-store sales, pre-orders are available on Premium Bandai from July 30, 2021. STRICT-G Gundam Series Face Covers are fashion face covers made of double-structured cut-and-sewn material, which keeps its shape due to its moderate elasticity. The second series has a total of six patterns: "ZEON pattern" from "Mobile Suit Gundam," "Vist Foundation pattern" from "Mobile Suit Gundam UC," "TITANS pattern" and "NEO ZEON pattern" from "Mobile Suit Z Gundam," "Ryusei-go pattern" from "Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans," and "Mufti pattern" from "Hathaway’s Flash”. The design is based on the model number of the mobile suit, the type of distinctive weapon that appears in the work, as well as the English logo and emblem mark are reflected in the simple but assertive print design. The front side is made of silver nano-particles kneaded into the yarn, and the stretch material has anti-bacterial, anti-odor, water-absorbing, quick-drying, and UV-cut functions, with a special sewing method called TPS being used for the center seam, resulting in a flat finish with no bumps on both the front and back sides of the cover. The STRICT-G Gundam Series Face Covers are priced at 1,430 JPY each (tax included). Pre-orders are available from July 30 at Premium Bandai's "STRICT-G Online Store", and general sales at stores will start on July 31. (C) Sotsu, Sunrise
The apparel and general goods inspired by the emblems, such as "King of Heart", and the techniques, such as "Darkness Finger", from the anime "Mobile Fighter G Gundam" have been announced. Pre-orders are available on Bandai's character fashion website "Bandai Fashion Collection". This is the second lineup of the apparel and general goods of "Mobile Fighter G Gundam" as the first lineup had received great feedback. The design for the second lineup features the emblem "King of Heart" and the character's techniques, which are "Darkness Finger" and "Sekiha Tenkyouken (Lit. Rock-breaking Sky-shocking Fist)". The lineup consists of the 9 types of products, which are the popular "Hand Pocket Cushion" of the first lineup, "Full-color T-shirt", 2 types of "T-shirt", "Rucksack", "Acrylic Stand", "Carabiner Pouch", "Full-color Muffle Towel", and "Mug". So, do get your hand on your favourite product of "Mobile Fighter G Gundam". The price for the products are as follow and it doesn't include the delivery fee and handling fee. "Full-color T-shirt": 3,960 JPY; "T-shirt": 3,960 JPY; "Rucksack": 1,980 JPY; "Acrylic Stand": 1,870 JPY; "Carabiner Pouch": 2,090 JPY; "Full-color Muffle Towel": 2,750 JPY; : 2,530 JPY. Pre-orders are available on "Bandai Fashion Collection" until 11:00 PM, on August 27, and the delivery is scheduled for September. (C) Sotsu, Sunrise
The legendary comic book "Fist of the North Star", which has sold more than 100 million copies worldwide, will be on stage for the first time in December 2021 at the Nissei Theatre in Tokyo's Chiyoda Ward as the original Japanese musical "Fist of the North Star – Hokuto no Ken". The cast includes Onuki Yuusuke, Katou Kazuki, and Uehara Takuya. The original manga "Fist of the North Star" was serialized in "Weekly Shonen Jump" from 1983 to 1988 by Buronson (original story) and Hara Tetsuo (manga). Set at the end of the century, when civilized society was lost due to the final war and violence ruled the world, the film depicts Kenshiro, a lore master of Hokuto Shinken, as he grows up as a savior with love and sorrow on his shoulders. The musical "Fist of the North Star - Hokuto no Ken" will be staged this time. HORIPRO, which has been actively involved in international co-productions with overseas companies, will be co-producing with a Chinese company for the first time. The partner is Ranspace, a Shanghai-based theater production company, with top creators from Japan, the U.S., and China: Frank Wildhorn as composer, Ishimaru Sachiko as director, Takahashi Ako as writer and lyricist, and Jiao Ming as choreographer. The main character, Kenshiro, will be played by Onuki Yuusuke, an actor who shocked the musical world by demonstrating his extraordinary physical abilities in the roles of Bert in "Mary Poppins" and Alder Billy in "Billy Elliot: Little Dancer”. One of the highlights of this production is how he expresses Kenshiro's anger, sorrow and love not only through singing but also through imaginative dance using his well-trained body. Kenshiro's older brother Toki will be played by Katou Kazuki and Onoda Ryunosuke in a double cast, and the roles of Rei and Juza, two of the most popular characters in the original story, will be alternately played by Irei Kanata and Uehara Rio. Ryuken, the mentor and father of Kenshiro and his siblings, will be played by Kawaguchi Tatsuya, an indispensable figure in the musical world. The role of Kenshiro's enemy, Shin, will be played by a double cast of Uehara Takuya and Ueda Kandai, who have shown remarkable growth. The roles of Kenshiro's nemesis, Raoh, Kenshiro's fiancée, Yuria, Rin, and Bat will be announced in the future. The world premiere performance will be held at the Nissay Theatre in Tokyo in December 2021, followed by a tour of Japan and then a tour of China in 2022. This is sure to be one of the most talked about shows this winter. ■Original Author: Buronson While I'm on the edge of my seat, wondering if they are going to hit each other before they sing and dance (laugh), I'm looking forward to seeing what kind of way they are going to capture the "fate" and "love" that were so important in the work♪ ■Manga: Hara Tetsuo Onuki-san, who plays Kenshiro, has a physique and physical abilities that are far from Japanese, and he has a voice in the high register that is full of warmth. No flattery! The stage was already ablaze with his dancing! ■Composer：Frank Wildhorn It is a great honor for me to be able to bring the new musical "Fist of the North Star – Hokuto no Ken" to you with my valued partner, HORIPRO. The original manga is so famous with the famous line "You are already dead", that it was a great challenge to create the music for it. I hope many people, including fans of the original manga, will like it. I felt the same way when I tried my first work based on a manga, "Death Note: The Musical", but the wonderful story and the fascinating characters in the original work always inspire me. That's exactly what happened with "Fist". I can't wait for everyone to hear this song! The world is going through a very difficult time right now, but I hope that things will turn around for the better, and that we can step out into a new adventure, just like the story of "Fist"! ■Director: Ishimaru Sachiko The challenge of adapting "Fist of the North Star" into a musical. I couldn't believe my ears at first. I was born and raised in the Showa era (1926-1989), and it was too great a work for me, and the appeal was the battles that were far beyond life-sized. But now that I can see the outline of the work, I am amazed at the wisdom of the producers. To fight. To search. To grow. To love. To find the light. It's a musical full of important elements. The year is 20XX, and beyond the carnage of what was thought to be the world's final war, there are still people who survive, and a new world of the weak and the strong emerges. What kind of strength is needed in a world of disorder and chaos? I had a series of discussions with Takahashi Ako, who adapted the script as a woman living in the present age, with great care for the original story. Frank Wildhorn's music is beautiful and gentle as it accompanies the emotions of people living under extreme conditions, and during the battle scenes, it enhances the sense of reality with its heartbreaking rhythm and groove, and at other times, it brings tears to the eyes with its passion. Together with the wonderful actors who have been trained in karate, we will create a story of love and sorrow of fighting men that appeals to the present. The stage will be filled with song, dance, and action. Analog, high-tech, and shaking. Kenshiro, played by Onuki Yuusuke, and the other long-loved characters will be nurtured to become characters that will deeply touch the hearts of both fans of the original story and fans of the musical. ■Script and Song Lyrics: Takahashi Ako “Fist of the North Star" to be made into a musical..... I was surprised at first, but after reading the original manga, I changed my mind. It is famous for its fist-fighting scenes, but what really attracted me was the thick pillars of the story, which depicts the rebirth of a ruined world, and the way the characters clash with each other, each with their own beliefs. Every line of dialogue and every scene was dramatic, and I felt as if their thoughts were constantly flowing through the music. The director, Ishimaru-san, gave me many suggestions and Frank added his overwhelming music to my point of view. I was also blessed with the unique casting of Onuki Yuusuke to express the taciturn soul of Kenshiro with his dynamic body. My heart trembles at the thought of finally bringing this work to life, which I've been working so hard on for several years. I want to passionately and calmly create a drama about people who live for the light in an age of darkness. ■Kenshuro: Yuusuke Onuki I feel a strong sense of responsibility to play the main character of a work that has been loved not only in Japan but all over the world for a long time. I read the original story twice after I was asked to play the role, and I felt that I wanted to be like Kenshiro, who stands for justice and love. There are many great lines in the original story, and my task is to be able to say them with real feeling. I am currently training to build a strong body to be able to play the role of Kenshiro until the end. I have always wanted to go overseas from Japan someday, so this performance in China is one of my dreams come true. I am also looking forward to collaborating with Chinese dancers. Wildhorn's music is also wonderful, with melodies that make me cry just singing them. The role of Kenshiro requires singing, dancing, and acting, so I would like to make the best use of what I have cultivated as a dancer and search for a physical expression that only I can do. I would like to make "Fist of the North Star: Hokuto no Ken" a work that will be loved by both fans of the original work and fans of the musical. (C) Buronson, Hara Tetsuo / Core Mix 1983 Copyright License GS-111
The production of the stage adaptation "SK8 the Infinity", called "SK8 the Infinity The Stage" has been decided. The latest anime project has also been started. "SK8 the Infinity" is an original anime, where the director is Utsumi Hiroko ("Free!" and "Banana Fish"), the series composition and script by Ookouchi Ichirou ("Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion"), and animation produced by Bones ("My Hero Academia"). The first season of the TV anime was broadcast in January 2021. The story takes place at an abandoned mine and it depicts the skateboard race featuring the unique skateboarders, including the 2nd high school student, Reki, who is addicted to the no-rule and secret race "S" where they slide down the hill on the skateboard. During the night performance of the special event "SK8 the Infinity The Love Masquerade" on July 4, the stage adaptation of this work was announced under the name "SK8 the Infinity The Stage". The performance on part 1 is scheduled for December 2021, while part 2 is scheduled for January 2022. It was announced that the latest anime project has started. Do look forward to the future announcement on the detailed information, on the official website. (C) Bones, Utsumi Hiroko/ Project SK8
TV anime "Fruits Basket" has welcomed its final episode (episode 13) on midnight of June 28, 2021. Together with the final episode, it was announced that the anime adaptation of the main protagonist, Tooru's parents, Kyoko and Katsuya will be released in 2022 together with a stage adaptation of "Fruits Basket" on the same year. Also, the gratitude movie with the message signed boards from the original author, Takaya Natsuki and a total of 22 cast members, has been released. "Fruits Basket" is a TV anime based on the shoujo manga by Takaya Natsuki that was serialized on "Hana to Yume" from 1998 to 2006. This is a story about Honda Tooru, a high school girl who lost her mother, her only family member, facing the various troubles of the Soma household, which is the "curse of the zodiac", after she started living at the house of her classmate Soma Yuki due to some circumstances. For this brand-new anime adaptation by the new staff and cast members, the 1st season was broadcast from April 2019 to September 2019, 2nd season was broadcast from April 2020 to September 2020. And "The Final" that has ended recently was broadcast from April 2021 to June 2021. It was just announced recently that the voice actor of Honda Katsuya is Hosoda Yoshimasa in episode 12 of "The Final". Due to the feedback of fans, such as "I want to hear more of Katsuya's voice!" and "I'll be waiting for the episode of Kyoko and Katsuya!", the highly anticipated on the past of the two has gotten an anime adaptation and it will be released in 2022. Also, the stage adaptation of "Fruits Basket" was also announced on the same year. The latest information, including the performers, will be announced on the official website on a later date, so do look forward to it. After the end of this emotional finale, an approximately 6 minute gratitude movie that interweaves the famous scenes together with the message signed boards by the 22 cast members, has been released. The affectionate message toward this work from the original author as well as the supervisor, Takaya Natsuki, and cast members, such as Ishimi Manaka (voice of Honda Tooru) and Shimazaki Nobunaga (voice of Soma Yuki) as well as the numerous characters' lines of this movie will make you feel emotional. It has been 3 years since the release of the TV anime "Fruits Basket". The TV series has finished broadcast, but do look forward to the future developments, including the anime adaptation on Kyoko and Katsuya as well as the stage adaptation. (C) Takaya Natsuki, Hakusensha/ Fruits Basket Production Committee
The theme and 13 performers of the 2021 "Ad-Live" have been announced "Ad-Live" is a stage performance that is managed by Suzumura Kenichi as the general producer and it featured many popular voice actors, where all their lines are ad-lib. "Ad-Live" is a stage performance, where it only has a simple world setting with only certain fixed happenings, and all the roles of the performers and their lines are ad-lib. The performance last year has caused a storm due to its revenue from the online performance as the stage production was created in the miraculous collaboration with the mysterious creator expert, SCRAP. "Ad-Live 2021" will feature 13 performers, where 5 of them are appearing for the first time and they are Sugita Tomokazu, Suwabe Junichi, Hatanaka Tasuku, Enoki Junya, and Yasumoto Hiroki. With the theme of "if ~False and True Thoughts~" that is composed of dual-structures, which is significantly different than previous years, it will have a total of 12 performances over the span of 6 days. The comments from the performers, including Kimura Subaru, Suwabe Junichi, Hatanaka Tasuku, and Yasumoto Hiroki, have been released. "Ad-Live 2021" will be held from September to October, in Saitama, Tokyo, and Osaka over the spans of 6 days. Suzumura Kenichi This year, it will feature a gorgeous lineup of performers! All of the performances will feature unpredictable members (haha). And also the dual-structures that are necessary to produce the development of the impromptu performance! I believe that this year's performance will be quite different from the previous years, so do look forward to it! Kimura Subaru I am thankful for being able to appear for two years consecutively. This time, I will be doing the leading. So, Sugita-san, it would be fine if you just follow my lead. We will go all out on the first day. So, please anticipate it! Sugita Tomokazu I thought that I have no connection to this gorgeous world and since I have no confidence, I told Suzumura-san that "If I have someone to partner with..." And the result of that is the rare positive monster! Suwabe Junichi I thought that my voice will only deliver in front of the microphone, but I am trembling in fear for this challenge. However, I will try my best to create a miracle just like how a cornered rat will bite a cat! Yoshino Hiroyuki This is my third time appearing for three consecutive years. I am grateful for this opportunity given by Suzumura-shi and also the staff of Ad-Live. I will do my best in enjoying this performance with my greatest rival (friend)!!! I am always serious!!! Hatanaka Tasuku I panic a bit since I not sure how to ad-lib, so I give up on thinking about it! I will be relying on my body instead!! I will do my best! Please look forward to it! Yashiro Taku I am glad to be able to appear in this year as well! This time, I will give it my all and enjoys the story till the end together with my partner Hatanaka Tasuku, who is close to my age! I will do my best! Enoki Junya I'm Enoki Junya, who will be participating in Ad-Live for the first time. This seems like quite a difficult stage performance, but all my uneasiness is gone when I found out that my partner is Morikubo-san. I will be tackling this performance in my own way. Morikubo Showtaro My partner this year is Enoki Junya, who I have a lot of connection with this year! This is the first time I am working together with him in a performance. So, do look forward to our performance! Shimono Hiro How long has it been... long time no see, I'm Shimono! I not sure what will happen in my performance with Maeno-kun in "Ad-Live 2021", but let's me say this... there will be singing! Do look forward to it!!! Maeno Tomokazu I'm Maeno, who will be challenging this again. I am feeling anxious and have a bit of hope in this stage performance with no answer. I hope that the hope will give birth to a miracle, so I will do my best and jump toward Shimono-san's chest! Aoi Shouta I'm Aoi Shouta. I will be participating in this year's performance as well! And my partner is Yasumoto-san, so I am quite looking forward to it! I will be creating something interesting! Yasumoto Hiroki Nice to meet you, I'm Yasumoto Hiroki. I heard about Ad-Live from the rumors for a long time ago, but I can't believe that I will be participating in it. However, as I have accepted it, I will be doing my best in it. So, please look forward to it. I will be in your care as well, Shouta-kun. (C) Ad-Live Project
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.