「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 order to turn his younger sister who became a "demon" back to a human being because of an event, the main character, Kamado Tanjiro decide to join an organization called "Demon Slayer Corps" that hunts down human-eating demons to avenge his family. His strong sense of responsibility, seriousness, and kind personality have captured the hearts of many readers. "Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba the Movie: Mugen Train" was released on October 16, and depicts the further action of Tanjiro. In this article, we will introduce carefully selected items for those who want to become like "Tanjiro". ■ A scarf filled with memories with the family that makes you relieved even on cold days ... The scarf that Tanjiro wore when he went out to sell charcoal to the town on a cold day, had became an item. It is an impressive item that reminds us of the memories of Tanjiro and his family. ■ Wearing a gown inspired by haori makes you feel like Tanjiro! The gown inspired by the haori pattern of Tanjiro will fit both men and women. It is reversible, so you can also enjoy the another side as a different color variation. ■ Taking some rest is important when you get tired! Rehabilitation training at the Butterfly Mansion. It is a pajamas that reproduces the details of the hospitalization clothes of the Butterfly Mansion, which is the private residence of Kocho Shinobu and the treatment center for injured slayers. They were also worn by Tanjiro who were injured in the mission. ■ "Total concentration! Water Breathing!" Voice of Tanjiro is installed! Let's control breathing and dress up with a toy It is an item that allows you to fully enjoy the world view of "Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba". By changing the blade, you can enjoy three modes: "Water Breathing mode", "Hinokami Kagura mode", and "Action mode". Besides the items introduced this time, there are many products related to Tanjiro. We hope you find at least one item you want to get. (C) Gotouge Koyoharu / Shueisha / Aniplex / ufotable
The rainy season (Tsuyu) is a long period of persistent rain in Japan. Every year, people tend to get tired of going outside, but this year, with the spread of the new coronavirus, many of them are probably spending even more time at home. Here at Anime!Anime!, we conducted a reader survey asking, "Which 'slice-of-life anime' would you like to watch at home during the rainy season?". A total of 91 responses were received between Jun. 8 and Jun. 12. There were more female respondents with the gender ratio being 37% male and 63% female. The age group was about 55% for those under the age of 19, and about 25% for those in their 20s, mainly focusing on youngsters. ■The results have shown a big variety of slice-of-life anime! "Non Non Biyori" and "Is the Order a Rabbit?" ranked in 5th place with the same number of votes. "Non Non Biyori" is originally a comedy manga serialized in "Monthly Comic Alive". The story depicts the exciting country life of five students, including Miyauchi Renge, that attend the local school of Asahigaoka. Among the reasons why fans chose this anime, they commented about the peaceful life in the countryside; "It's heartwarming", "Ren-chan makes me feel healed", and "This is what I call a true slice-of-life anime. The best one right now!". [Streaming Sites] ・ABEMA (ABEMA Video) free distribution from Jun. 12, 2020 (midnight) until Jun. 25, 2020 (11:59 p.m.) ・Netflix ・d Anime Store "Is the Order a Rabbit?" (abbreviated as GochiUsa) is an anime series based on the four-panel manga written and illustrated by Koi. It depicts the daily life of the protagonist Cocoa with the eccentric girls Chino, Rize, Chiya, and Sharo at the cafe Rabbit House. Many fans have expressed their desire for being healed; "I am healed by the cuteness of the characters", and "I am soothed by the lively personality of the cute girls". [Streaming Sites] ・ABEMA (ABEMA Video) "Is the Order a Rabbit?": free distribution period: Jun. 12, 2020 (midnight) - Jun. 18, 2020 (11:59 p.m.) "Is the Order a Rabbit??": free distribution period: Jun. 19, 2020 (midnight) - Jun. 25, 2020 (11:59 p.m.) ・d Anime Store The 4th place goes to "Teasing Master Takagi-san". "Teasing Master Takagi-san" is originally a manga with the same title which is serialized in "Gessan" and has sold a total of 6 million copies. It is an adolescent romantic comedy that features the daily life of the middle school student Takagi, who loves to tease her classmate Nishikata. It looks like most of the fans would love to see more scenes featuring the two characters; "It's so funny and cute", "I'd love to see a warm home life of Takagi-san and Nishikata. Also, it would be also great to see a rainy season story with the two of them walking under the same umbrella". [Streaming Sites] ・Netflix The 3rd place goes to "Mr. Osomatsu". "Mr. Osomatsu" is based on the gag manga "Osomatsu-kun", and features the 1st season, which was released in Oct. 2015, and the 2nd season which aired in Oct. 2017. It is an unpredictable gag comedy that will make you laugh, cry, and even give you courage sometimes by depicting the daily life of the Matsuno six brothers which have now grown up into NEETs. Various comments have shown how people get easily depressed in the rainy season, and that this work has the power to make them laugh and feel better; "I can laugh so hard and feel better even in this gloomy season", and "This is the time when I really want to laugh for something". [Streaming Sites] ・Netflix ・d Anime Store The 2nd place goes to "Daily Lives of High School Boys". "Daily Lives of High School Boys" is originally a manga by Yamauchi Yasunobu, which was serialized in "Gangan Online". It is a comedy that revolves around the daily lives of Tadakuni, Hidenori, and Yoshitake of Sanada North Boys High school. Many readers have commented that they want to overcome this gloomy time by laughing; "I laugh so many times that makes me feel better", and "Even though it is centered on the silly life of some high school students, it also features some lovely characters". [Streaming Sites] ・Netflix ・d Anime Store The 1st place goes to "Nichijou" with an approval rating of 11%. "Nichijou" is a gag anime series produced by Kyoto Animation and is based on the manga with the same title by Arawi Keiichi. It depicts the surreal daily life of an 8-year-old genius girl who lives with a female android, along with a group of eccentric girls of Tokisadame High School. Many fans have commented about the reason for their choice; "It's so funny that it can even blow away the gloomy mood caused by the rain", and "It makes me laugh and feel better when depression comes out in rainy days". [Streaming Sites] ・ABEMA Video Free distribution period: Jun. 12, 2020 (midnight) - Jun. 25, 2020 (11:59 p.m.) ・ Amazon Prime Video ・Netflix ・d Anime Store ■Let's introduce other comments!! "Sazae-san": "The most popular slice-of-life anime"; "My favorite daily life anime. It makes me want to watch it even when I don't want to"; "I love how the story progresses and is also very easy to understand". Many fans are convinced that it is the real first slice-of-life life anime created in our history. "New Atashin'chi": "It is interesting for both adults and children"; "It's a lovely story that portrays an ordinary Japanese family". Many readers consider it as the perfect anime to watch with all the family members at home". "Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid": "I was impressed by the moment when the dragon and the human overcome their differences to live under the same roof in rainy days"; "I'm always amazed at the way dragons play with each other". Many comments were about episodes featuring the rain. The survey includes a big variety of slice-of-life anime to watch during the rainy season, from those that depict an easygoing daily life to romantic and gag stories. In particular, the top-ranking was dominated by comedies. ■Top 20 "Which 'slice-of-life anime' would you like to watch at home during the rainy season?" 1. "Nichijou" 2. "Daily Lives of High School Boys" 3. "Mr. Osomatsu" 4. "Teasing Master Takagi-san" 5. "Is the Order a Rabbit?" 5. "Non Non Biyori" 7. "Barakamon" 7. "Sazae-san" 7. "Uchi no Sanshimai" 10. "New Atashin'chi" 10. "Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid" 10. "Lucky Star" 10. "Blend S" 10. "Kimi to Boku" 10. "Tanaka-kun is Always Listless" 16. "Pokémon" 16. "Laid-Back Camp" 16. "The Prince of Tennis" 16. "Sweetness and Lightning" 16. "Azumanga Daioh" 16. "WORKING!!" 16. "Three Leaves, Three Colors" 16. "Hidamari Sketch" 16. "School Babysitters" 16. "Touken Ranbu: Hanamaru" 16. "Wasteful Days of High School Girls" 16. "Cells at Work!" 16. "Eromanga Sensei" 16. "K-On!" 16. "Rokuhoudou Yotsuiro Biyori" 16. "Girls' Last Tour" 16. "Ooya-san to Boku" 16. "Chibi Maruko-chan" 16. "Minami-ke" 16. "Dynamic Chord" 16. "Wotakoi: Love Is Hard for Otaku" 16. "Maison Ikkoku" 16. "The Disastrous Life of Saiki K." 16. "Himouto! Umaru-chan" 16. "When They Cry" 16. "ReLIFE" 16. "Anne Happy" 16. "Gintama" Response period: (Jun. 8 - Jun. 12, 2020) * The questionnaire is part of an attitude survey related to the interest of the readers towards the current anime works and characters. Regarding the results, there is no intention to determine any kind of relative merit of any character or production. We hope that this article will be an opportunity for you to get to know new works and characters, and also deepen your understanding and interest in them.
New content for Jun. of the streaming service of anime and films, "Amazon Prime Video" has been announced. The first live-action film of "Touken Ranbu", "Touken Ranbu The Movie -Keishou-", and "Confidence Man JP -Romance-", the first film adaption of TV series by the scriptwriter Kosawa Ryouta, who will be working on an anime for the first time for the summer 2020 anime "GREAT PRETENDER". Also, there will be new foreign films, such as "Suicide Squad" and "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice". For TV shows, they will be streaming the variety show, "Aiseki Shokudou (Night in Night)" Season 3, starting from "Aiseki Shokudou Machi Bura-1 Grand Prix <1st Half>", which was broadcast on Feb. 11, 2020. (C)2019 "Touken Ranbu The Movie" Production Committee (C)2015-2019 DMM (C)2019 "Confidence Man JP" Production Committee
From the TV anime "Shinkansen Henkei Robo Shinkalion Z", an additional advance cut of the 21st episode "Sortie, Shinkarion Z 500 TYPE EVA", a collaboration episode with the "Evangelion" series was broadcast on September 17 (Fri), has been released. "Shinkansen Henkei Robo Shinkalion Z" is a character content that depicts the activities of the Shinkansen transforming robot "Shinkalion" and its drivers. In the second TV series, "Shinkansen Henkei Robo Shinkalion Z", the children who become the drivers of the new robot "Shinkalion Z" join forces with the researchers and fight against the giant monster that has reappeared. This time, an additional advance cut of the 21st episode "Sortie, Shinkarion Z 500 TYPE EVA" has been released. The "Shinkalion Z 500 Type EVA" has finally made its appearance. The opponent is a "Oni Eva" born from the statue of Evangelion Unit-01...... In the 21st episode of the collaboration series, you'll not only get to see the "Eva vs. Eva" battle scene reminiscent of "The Movie Shin Evangelion (Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon a Time)", but you'll also get to see the "Shinkalion Z E5 Hayabusa" and the "Shinkalion Z 500 TYPE EVA" team up to fight! This is a must-see for both "Shinkalion" and "Evangelion" fans. The collaboration with "Evangelion", "Shinkansen Henkei Robo Shinkalion Z" episode 21 "Sortie, Shinkarion Z 500 TYPE EVA" started airing on September 17, 2021 (Fri.) at 7:25 pm on TV Tokyo's 6 networks. ■Episode 21 "Sortie, SHINKARION Z 500 TYPE EVA" Synopsis Valtom invades Kyoto's Uzumasa Film Village and turns the attraction's statue of Evangelion Unit-01 into a giant monster. However, the statue of Evangelion Unit-01 goes out of control, and even Valtom is unable to control it, and it disappears. The next day, Shin and his friends are riding the Enshu Railway to find the urban legend "Kisaragi Station," which is whispered about on the Internet, when they meet a man with a mysterious atmosphere at the station where they get off. (C) Project Shinkalion, JR-HECWK, Super Evolution Institute Z, TX (C) Khara
The racing machine “EVA RT Unit 01 GR Supra”, used by “Evangelion Racing”, the official racing team created in a promotional tie-up for “Evangelion”, arrives as a Tomica toy car. Preordering is available at the “Supporto” official site. The product is a replica of the racing machine “EVA RT Unit 01 GR Supra” from the real motor sports scene, and was the result of the first collaboration effort between the well known mini car brand “Tomica” and the “Evangelion Racing” team. Inspired by the design of the “Evangelion Unit-01”, the car comes painted in purple and yellow-green metallic coating with fine details, making it an item that will amuse not only children but grown-up collectors as well. “Tomica EVA RT Unit 01 GR Supra” is priced at 1,000JPY (tax included / shipping not included) and is currently available for preordering at the “Supporto” official site. Part of the sales earned will be directed to fund “Evangelion Racing” activities. (C) Khara (C) TOMY
The "Evangelion" series collaboration episode of the TV anime "Shinkansen Henkei Robo Shinkalion Z" will be broadcast on September 17, 2021. Ahead of the episode, a sneak peek and synopsis showing Ayanami Rei and the giant monster "Oni Eva" have been released. "Shinkansen Henkei Robo Shinkalion Z" is a character content that depicts the activities of the Shinkansen transforming robot "Shinkalion" and its drivers. In the second TV series, "Shinkansen Henkei Robo Shinkalion Z", children who become the drivers of the new robot "Shinkarion Z" join forces with laboratory workers to fight against a giant monster that has reappeared. It was already announced that Ikari Shinji (CV: Ogata Emi) would reappear in this "Evangelion" collaboration, following the previous "Shinkansen Henkei Robo Shinkalion Z" and the movie "Shinkansen Henkei Robo Shinkalion Z: The ALFA-X from the Future", but now a new scene cut has been released. The "Oni Eva" is a giant monster created from the "Evangelion Unit-01 Statue" in Uzumasa Movie Village in Kyoto by an unknown enemy named Teoti. It also shows Ayanami Rei, a major character in the "Evangelion" series. Let's wait and see what kind of story will unfold in this third collaboration....... Look forward to the broadcast. The 21st episode of "Shinkansen Henkei Robo Shinkalion Z" in collaboration with "Evangelion" will air on September 17. The official website of "Shinkalion Z" was changed to "Eva-spec" from 8:00 pm on September 10 for a limited time. (C) Project SHINKALION, JR-HECWK, Super Evolution Institute Z, TX (C) Khara
TV anime ‘Shinkansen Henkei Robo Shinkalion’ announced a collaboration with the ‘Evangelion’ series in its 21st episode (broadcast on 9/17/2021). Shinji Ikari (CV: Megumi Ogata) will make an appearance in the episode. ‘Shinkansen Henkei Robo Shinkalion’ is a character content about the transforming shinkansen robots called ‘Shinkalion’ and their conductors. The second TV series ‘Shinkansen Henkei Robo Shinkalion Z’ centers on the children who became conductors confronting the returning monster, working together with the institute staff members. After making appearances in the previous work ‘Shinkansen Henkei Robo Shinalion Z’ and ‘Shinkansen Henkei Robo Shinalion Z the Movie’, Shinji Ikari will once again make an appearance in this series. The voice is to be played by Megumi Ogata, the same voice actor from the original ‘Evangelion’. How will Shinji Ikari be depicted in the world of ‘Shinkalion Z’? Let’s wait and see. ‘Shinkansen Henkei Robo Shinkalion Z’ episode 21 broadcast date is scheduled for September 17. The new robot in the episode ‘Shinkalion Z 500 Mu Sky TYPE EVA’ will be available as a Plarail on December 4. Comment from Megumi Ogata (Shinji Ikari) I am very grateful to receive a collaboration offer with another anime, especially now that the ‘Evangelion’ series has been completed. I hope the Evangelion fans enjoy this collaboration as a new form of “Eva”, and the Shinkalion fans enjoy seeing Shinkalion Z with that unique boy. （C）Project Shinkalion, JR-HECWK/Cho Shinka Kenkyu-jo Z, TX （C）Khara
The complete original animation by Kyoto Animation called “MUNTO” series will releasereleased its Blu-ray BOX on December 22, 2021. As the commemoration, limited time streaming of episode 1 and 2 of “The World Reflected in the Eyes of the Girl Looking at the Sky” (MUNTO in Japanese) has been decided. “MUNTO” series is the complete original anime by Kyoto Animation, which begins with the encounter of the protagonist Hidaka Yumemi and the king from another world called Munto and shows “the growth of the heart” through facingovercoming the obstacles related the collapse of the world. The chapter 1 “MUNTO” and chapter 2 “MUNTO ~Beyond the Wall of Time~” DVDs were sold in the past and completely new TV anime chapter 3 titled “The World Reflected in the Eyes of the Girl Looking at the Sky” was broadcast. Later, “The World Reflected in the Eyes of the Girl Looking at the Sky”’s last scene was reconstructed by adding new cuts into the climax and released it as the movie, “Last War of Heavenloids and Akutoloids”, with new sound effects and music. Digital streaming of “The World Reflected in the Eyes of the Girl Looking at the Sky” is the first attempt at this point. It will be available at Kyoto Animation’s official YouTube channel until January 4, 2022. Furthermore, “MUNTO BOX Waiting Campaign!”, which distributes non-sale goods for posting your thoughts on upcoming Blu-ray BOX release and reviews on limited-time streaming of the episodes, will be held. The “FIRST” limited streaming of episodes 3, 4, and 5 are scheduled on October, so also look forward to it as well. “’MUNTO’ series Blu-ray BOX” is priced at 30,800 JPY (tax included). It will be on sale on December 22, 2021 for made-to-order basis. Every week from September 22, the summary and sneak peek for the next episode of “The World Reflected in the Eyes of the Girl Looking at the Sky” will be released on Kyoto Animation Twitter account and YouTube channel. Check out the joyous summeryit out luxurious summary for the upcoming episode, where different cast members appear every time. “MUNTO” series Blu-ray BOX Released on Wednesday, December 22, 2021 Blu-ray BOX: 30,800 JPY (tax included) Released from: Kyoto Animation/Shochiku ■STAFF Project: HattaYada Yoko Series Structure/Script Writer: Kigami Yoshiji and dreaming friends Chief Producer: Yasuda Takeru Producer: HattaYada Hideaki, Ito Atsushi Director: Kigami Yoshiji Character Design/Design Director: Arataniya Tomoe Art/Board: Tamura Seiki Setting: Takahashi Hiroyuki Color Setting: Takagi Rie Shooting Director: Nakagami Ryuta Editor: Shigemura Kengo Sound Effect Director: Tsuruoka Yota Sound Effect Producer: RoGakuonsha Music: Kosaki SatoruKamimae Akatsuku, monaca Music Producer: Saito Shigeru Music Production: Lantis Animation Production: Kyoto Animation Cooperation Partners: Kadokawa Media House, Clockworks Production: Kyoto Animation ■CAST Aizawa Mai (Hidaka Yumemi) Ono Daisuke (Munto) Horikawa Chika (Ono Ichiko) KonnoImano Hiromi (Imamura Suzume) Takahashi Shinya (Takamori Kazuya) Mizuhara Kaorui (Tobe Takashi) Hiramatsu Hirokazu (Hidaka Shigeru) Inoue Kikuko (Hidaka Nozomi) Uchida Aya (Hidaka Chikara) Ineda TetsuToru (Gass) Wakamoto Norio (Gntarl) Shiraishi Minoru (Guridori) Tanaka Ryoko (Ryueli) Matsumoto Megumi (Toche) Tsuchiya Maki (Irita) Saito Fuko (Leica) Endo Hiroyuki (Rui) © Kyoto Animation. All Rights Reserved
“Macross Delta: Zettai LIVE !!!!!!” (shown together with “Macross Frontier: Labyrinth of Time”) was decided to be released on October 8, 2021 and the teaser movie for both movies are released. The special program will be held on October 7, the day before the movie release, and it will excite the fans toward the movie by showing a few minutes of the actual movie. Just as the theme of “Singing Competition over Control of Galaxy”, “Macross Delta: Zettai LIVE !!!!!!”released the movie visual, where the new singer unit Yami_Q_ray competes with the strategy music unit Walkure.Under the theme of “Macross Delta: Zettai LIVE !!!!!!”, “Singing Competition over Control of Galaxy”, the new singer unit Yami_Q_ray competes with the strategy music unit Walkure in the movie visual. The teaser visual also showed the genius pilot Max. The song “Labyrinth of Time” is used in the teaser movie of “Macross Frontier: Labyrinth of Time”, which will be shown together with Macros Delta movie. The special program of the variety show “Macross ga Tomaranai” (Macross Won’t Stop) will be held from 10:00 PM on October 7, 2021. Under the title “Macross ga Zettai Tomaranai” (Macross Denifitely Won’t Stop), first 5 minutes and 29 seconds of the movie will be shown together with the regular MCs. The members of the show are Touyama Nao (Reina Prowler), KENN (Bogue Con-Vaart), Suzuki Minori (Freyja Wion), and Nishida Nozomi (Makina Nakajima). The streaming platform is “SHOWROOM Macross ga Tomaranai” and “YouTube Macross Ch”. The 3rd bromide with the advanced movie ticket was released from September 18. It was released with 12 additional illustrations (including 2 secret designs). Price is 1,900 JPY (tax included). The guest gift for Week 1 is original design art card. A total of 3 designs will be distributed at random. “Macross Delta: Zettai LIVE !!!!!!” (shown together with “Macros Frontier: Labyrinth of Time”) Roadshow on Friday, October 8, 2021 in TOHO Cinemas Ikebukuro and other theaters Bromide with movie ticket Price: 1,900 JPY (tax included) Sale Location: ※Please check Macross Official Portal Webiste, macross.jp Sale Period: 【1st Edition】Macross Delta/Macross Frontier ver. (10 designs) On sale until the day before the movie release 【2nd Edition】Uta Macross 4th Anniversary ver. (10 designs) On sale until the day before the movie release 【3rd Edition】Macross Delta/Macross Frontier ver. (12 designs) 9:30 PM on September 18, 2021~until the day before the movie release Gift: “Macross Frontier Galaxy Live 2021 [Revenge]~Both of Us Won’t Stop! Listen to Our Song!!~” Advanced Ticket Application Code (Concert and Advanced Order Date will be announced later) Movie Gift: Original illustration art card <WEEK 1> From Friday, October 8, 2021 ※Distribution ends as soon as it runs out Location: “Macross Delta: Zettai LIVE !!!!!!” (shown together with “Macross Frontier: Labyrinth of Time~” Theaters Designs: 3 types ※Gift will be distributed at random “Macross Delta: Zettai LIVE !!!!!! will on roadshow from October 8. Let’s watch first 5 minute and 29 seconds of Macross Delta Movie together!!!!!! ~Macross Definitely Won’t Stop~” Guest: Touyama Nao (“Macross Delta” Reina Prowler) KENN (“Macross Delta” Bogue Con-Vautt) Suzuki Minori (“Macross Delta” Freyja Wion) Nishida Nozomi (“Macross Delta” Makina Nakajima) Free streaming date: 10:00 PM on Thursday, October 7, 2021 Free streaming platform SHOWROOM Macross ga Tomaranai YouTube Macross Ch （C）2021 BIGWEST/MACROSS DELTA PROJECT （C）2021 BIGWEST/MACROSS F PROJECT （C）2015,2021 BIGWEST/MACROSS DELTA PROJECT
From "Star Wars: Visions", a project in which seven Japanese animation studios will create a new "Star Wars" work, the scene photos and story of "The Ninth Jedi" by Production I.G have been announced. "Star Wars: Visions" is an animation project by Kamikaze Doga, Kinema Citrus, Science SARU, Geno Studio, Studio Colorido, TRIGGER, and Production I.G. The project will be streamed exclusively on Disney+ from 4:00 pm on September 22. "The Ninth Jedi" is a story about the rebirth of the Jedi Knights directed by Kamiyama Kenji, who has worked on "Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex", "Moribito: Guardian of the Spirit", and "Higashi no Eden". Juro, a frontier count who plans to revive the Jedi Order, calls upon the Jedi to present him with an ancient weapon, a lightsaber, and seven Jedi gather at the aerial temple on the frontier planet of Hi-Izuran. At the same time, Zhima, a Saber Smith, is perfecting his lightsaber at Juro's behest. However, Zhima is captured by Jedi hunters who plan to resurrect the Sith. Zhima's daughter, Kara, who was entrusted with the lightsaber, escapes her pursuers and heads for the aerial temple ...... The scene shows Kara, a girl running away from her pursuers on a speeder-like vehicle with a green lightsaber in her hand. The film is set in a time period after "Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker". After finally perfecting the lightsaber, her father suddenly entrusts her with the task of delivering it to the Jedi, and Kara heads to the aerial temple. What fate awaits her? Along with the information announcement, director Kamiyama's comments were also released, in which he talks about his encounter with "Star Wars: A New Hope (Episode IV)" released in 1978, and his aim for the film. ＜The following is the full text of his comments＞ [Director Kenji Kamiyama of "The Ninth Jedi"] Director Kamiyama said, "When 'Star Wars: A New Hope (Episode IV)' was first released in Japan in 1978, there was a lot of talk about it before it came out, and I went to see it in theaters as soon as it came out, which was really wonderful. I would say it was rather than watching a single movie, but I felt like I had entered the world of Star Wars. At the same time, for some reason, I thought to myself, 'I want to be the person who makes this." He is such a big fan of "Star Wars". This film depicts the story of the rebirth of the iconic Star Wars lightsaber and the Jedi Knights. He said, "I understood the purpose of the project as a short film, but I wanted to be a part of the true history of Star Wars that has been woven. My first idea was to create a story that was not about the Skywalker family, but a fragment of a story that could have been told in many other ways. I wanted to depict the story in the future rather than "The Rise of Skywalker" with the theme of lightsabers and Jedi, which symbolize "Star Wars," he revealed his first idea of the work. As for the parts that reflect Japanese culture and Japanese sensibilities, he said, "Rather than the culture itself, I incorporated details such as the kimono and lightsaber design. ‘Parent and child’ is one of the major themes of the film, but the relationship between fathers and daughters in Japan these days is closer to that of friends than ever before, and they are not as conservative about their children becoming independent as they were in the past. As for the relationship between Kara and Zhima, I put in my own thoughts that this is the kind of parent-child relationship that exists these days," he revealed. The film features experienced voice actors such as Miki Shinichiro as Zhima and Otsuka Akio as the narrator. Director Kamiyama said, "I think the experienced voice actors added a lot of depth to the work. When explaining the purpose of the actors' roles, I told them that the characters are aware of Kurosawa's films, which are mostly inspired by "Star Wars," and I think the voice actors were able to feel something ambitious. I asked Otsuka-san to narrate the beginning of the film as an alternative to the opening of Star Wars, and I'm sure that his voice will be convincing enough to make the audience feel comfortable," he commented, which made us have high hopes for the voice actors. "Star Wars: Visions" Streaming description: Exclusive streaming on Disney+ from 4:00 pm on September 22 (Wed) (C) 2021 TM & (C) Lucasfilm Ltd. All Rights Reserved.
From "Star Wars: Visions", a project by seven Japanese animation studios to create new "Star Wars" films, the synopsis and scene photos of "Village Bride" by Kinema Citrus and "Tatooine Rhapsody" by Studio Colorado have been released. George Lucas, the creator of “Star Wars”, has stated that he was inspired by Japanese mythology and Akira Kurosawa's films, and this influence has been poured into all of his films to date. The connection with Japanese culture has been passed on from generation to generation. “Star Wars: Visions" is a project that will bring "Star Wars" back to Japan, where it is said to have its "creative roots". Seven Japanese animation studios, Kamikaze Doga, Kinema Citrus, Science SARU, Geno Studio, Studio Colorido, Studio TRIGGER, and Production I.G, have come together to create a unique "vision" of nine new stories. This is the first of its kind. This time, the synopsis and scene photos were released for "Village Bride" by Kinema Citrus and "Tatooine Rhapsody" by Studio Colorido. In "The Village Bride," we see the fate of a bride who makes a sad decision. After Order 66, the Empire's rule had not yet reached the Outer Rim planet of Keelia. Fugitive F receives a message from an old friend, Van, and visits the planet, where he stumbles upon a strange wedding. The villagers are unable to escape the curse of war, and the young people are trying to fight back. ...... What does F do when he sees his own situation in the bride, Haru? And what will be the fate of the lovers? “Tatooine Rhapsody" tells the story of the rock band Star Waver, set on the desert planet Tatooine, home of Luke Skywalker. The band is made up of former Jedi, discarded droids, and other members who have some issues, and they perform live from place to place in the Outer Rim. One day, Geezer, the leader of the group, is hunted by the gang as a traitor and eventually taken away by Boba Fett, a skilled bounty hunter. As Geezer's public execution draws near, the band members make a deal with Jabba the Hutt, the crime lord of the planet Tatooine, to give them their last live performance in exchange for their lives. ...... The “Bride of the Village" and "Tatooine Rhapsody" will be available exclusively on Disney's official video streaming service, Disney+, from September 22, 2021. Director of "The Village Bride" Haga Hitoshi, actor Kamikawa Takaya, voice actors Seto Asami and Uchida Yuma Director Haga Hitoshi has previously worked on the original drawing of the theatrical version of "The Prince of Tennis: Two Samurai" and the theatrical version of "Yatterman: New Yattermechs! Omocha no Kuni de Dai Kessen da Cologne!, and the TV animation "Made in Abyss," for which he served as assistant director, has gained popularity overseas and around the world, and the second season of "Made in Abyss: The Golden Land of Furious Suns" is scheduled to be broadcast in 2022. Director Haga says, "I have a lot of memories of Star Wars”. When the first film in the series, "Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope" was released, the director was in his first year of junior high school and said, "I was moved by the expression that you can see the invisible by how you hold your mind. At that time, I was so moved by the development of the story that I immediately went home and bought the novel version, and since the soundtrack was expensive, so I bought the donut version with only the main theme as a single cut, and still I couldn't get enough of it, so I bought a book of mechanical design sketches.” he said, revealing that his love for "Star Wars" had been overflowing since the beginning of the series. In response to the director's decision to connect "Star Wars" and "wedding" in "Bride of the Village", Director Haga said, "I wanted to depict the customs and culture of the planet through a 'wedding', which has various customs even within Japan. I wanted to portray the customs and culture of the planet through 'matsuri' (festival in Japanese). 'Matsuri' is a carnival, but it is also a ceremony. It is also an event to worship, to be in awe of and appreciate nature and things. What is the Force? There is a sense in Japanese people that all things have life in them. I feel that this is something quite similar. In this film, Van introduces the culture of the opposite sex to the main character, F, in the form of an explanation, and by overlapping the difficulties that exist there with the difficulties that F is facing, I hoped to highlight the importance of the Force and the Jedi.” He said revealing that he wanted to express "Star Wars" through Japanese customs and culture. In addition, "the uncelebrated wedding of Anakin and Amidala in 'Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones' left a deep impression on me, and it may be the theme that leads to this film, 'Bride of the Village'," he said, revealing that memorable scenes from the "Star Wars" series were the starting point for the theme of this film. The voice cast for "Bride of the Village" also includes Fukuhara Karen as F in the English dubbed version, and the director of "Village Bride", Haga Hitoshi, said, "We are grateful to have someone who understands Japanese dubbing for us. I would like her to comprehend nuances unique to Japanese." He also revealed that he and Kamikawa Takaya, who plays the role of Van in the Japanese dub, have been friends since their high school days. It was one of my goals to one day work with him or have him appear in one of my films," he said, revealing that he had achieved one of his goals as a creator with this work. The director, Haga Hitoshi said, "I hope the Japanese version of the film will allow you to enjoy the breath of the characters and the beauty of nature. After watching the movie, please imagine what kind of adventure the new Jedi named F will have in the future," in a message to the fans who are waiting for the movie. Actor Kamikawa Takaya, who played the role of Van, said, "I shouted with joy that a new Star Wars story is being depicted by Japanese animation, but what made me even happier was that Haga Hitoshi, with whom I used to discuss animation in the same circles when we were in high school, was named as one of the directors. After I was chosen one of the actors for the film, I felt like I was rewarded for more than 30 years that I have spent as an actor." Seto Asami, who plays the role of Eph, said about the work, "I was surprised that it was a very big project, and I was very happy to be given the role of Eph in 'Village Bride' by Kinema Citrus". Uchida Yuma, who plays the role of Asu, said, "Star Wars has always excited us. This time, too, we have put our high level of enthusiasm into the production. Please look forward to the new 'Star Wars' from a Japanese studio!” in a message to the fans. “Tatooine Rhapsody" directed by Kimura Takuya, voice actors Yoshino Hiroyuki and Kaneda Akio Studio Colorido is an up-and-coming animation studio that has been attracting attention for its first feature-length animated film, "Penguin Highway," which won the Japan Academy Prize for Best Animated Feature. Kimura Taku, the up-and-coming director who was selected for the project, talked about how he felt about working on a "Star Wars" film, of which he is a big fan, saying, "Will I really be able to make a 'Star Wars' film and distribute it around the world? I was working on it without really feeling it. Once I had a sense of reality, I was excited to be able to create my favorite "Star Wars", but at the same time I was worried about whether people would accept this new world. But now I'm itching for people to see it as soon as possible," he said with excitement. As for the reason for choosing the theme of "rock band" as the theme of the film even though we may have a strong impression of "Star Wars" as an action, he said, "The project is not limited to the conventional setting, and we were looking for projects with free ideas. I wanted to depict a person living in a corner of the galaxy that was completely different from the battle between the Jedi and the Sith. In the Star Wars universe, there are many fascinating musicians, such as Figrin D’an and Modal Nodes of the Cantina Band, so I thought that if I focused on these musicians, it would be a different kind of film. I also thought that the unprecedented genre of rock music and the rebellious spirit of rock would work well in the story," he said, explaining that he was inspired by the "music" that has colored his works in the past. "In this galaxy which is difficult to live in, it's okay to have people who want to do what they want to do instead of fighting, and I thought it would be right for this film to have that as its theme," he said. The film also features a gorgeous voice cast, including Yoshino Hiroyuki as the global version of the main character Jay, Joseph Gordon Levitt as the English dubbed version, Kaneda Akio as Boba Fett, who voiced Boba in the "Mandalorian" series, and Temuera Morrison as Boba in the English version. Director Kimura said, "As for Yoshino Hiroyuki, even just hearing his voice in daily conversation, I thought it was Jay! I had been begging Kanada-san to be the voice of Boba Fett, so I was happy when it came true, and I was moved as if I had been included in the official history. I was so happy when it came to fruition, and I was thrilled to be included in the official history of Star Wars. In addition to the usual dialogues, there are also small stories and elements that fans may notice, so I hope that many people will enjoy it. Yoshino Hiroyuki, the voice actor who voiced the main character Jay, said, "I've been passionate about it since I was a kid anyway. The world view, the story, all the people and things in it, it's just overwhelming! He revealed his love for "Star Wars". As for his participation in the film, he said, "Fans are both distinct and complex. Sometimes they are understanding, supportive, and at the same time very cruel critics. This is one possibility, and I hope you enjoy the film. That's scary~ (laughs). It's pressure, you know?" He seems to be feeling the pressure. However, "Isn't this, shall we say, all possibilities? I'm sure it's something you've never seen before, and it's something you can only enjoy here," he commented to the fans waiting for the film. Kaneda Akio, the voice of Boba Fett, also commented on the collaboration between the Japanese animation studio and Star Wars, saying, "I knew the standard of Japanese animation was high, but I really couldn't hide my surprise. It's wonderful. To use an analogy, Japan dominated all the medals at the Olympics! Nippon Cha Cha Cha! That's what it's all about," he said. He added, "To all the 'Star Wars' fans. I really appreciate that I was able to participate in 'Star Wars' developed in Japan, thanks to your tremendous support. In 1977, Kaneda Akio was a young man who watched "Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope" in real time at the movie theater with a trembling heart. I want to be a part of such a wonderful movie! I want to be a part of it! I want to go back in time 44 years and tell Kaneda, the young man who was sitting in his seat with such a desire! Your dreams will come true." （C）2021 TM and（C）Lucasfilm Ltd. All Rights Reserved.
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.