「Gundam AGEII Magnum SV ver.」 piloted by Kujo Kyoya in 『Gundam Build Divers』 gets a gunpla kit with a scale of 1/144(HG). Currently available for pre-order on Premium Bandai.
The collaboration glasses between "Black Butler" and "Shitsuji Megane eyemirror" has been announced. Pre-orders are currently available on "Shitsuji Megane eyemirror" since September 18, 2021. The product collaboration glasses of "Black Butler X Shitsuji Megane eyemirror" were supervised by the original creator Toboso Yana, and has a total of 3 models, which are "Sebastian Michaelis", "Ciel Phantomhive", and "Grell Sutcliff" "Sebastian Michaelis" model has a silver base color with the elegant oval-shaped two point frame. The carving on the temples have an impressive design that reminds you of the cutlery, and the "contract seal" on his left hand was carved only on the left temple tips. "Ciel Phantomhive" model has a matte black on the outer circumference, and the inner circumference has the metallic blue with the full rim metal frame that reminds you of Ciel. The temples have the overlapping circle pattern with the Lily design that is the image flower of Ciel. On the right temple tips, it has the carving of the "contract seal" on the right eye. "Grell Sutcliff" model has the cell frame with the crimson red base color. The temple tips have a unique design with the image of the "Pants and Shoes" while the temples were given an accent with the metal parts of his weapon "chainsaw". This model has a lot of elements of Grell, including the recreation of the glasses chain. Each model is priced at 14,000 JPY (tax excluded). Pre-orders are currently available on "Shitsuji Megane eyemirror" until 11:59 PM, October 3, 2021, and the delivery is scheduled between April to May 2022. （C）Yana Toboso/SQUARE ENIX
Characters from "Black Butler", including Ciel and Sebastian, get introduced as cuddly stuffed toys. Pre-orders are available now at Movic's official online shop. This new product was inspired by the idea of "Yori-Nui"- meaning it will always be there for you when you need a cuddle. Not only it's made out of very soft fabric that makes you want to cuddle all day long, it also stands on its own as the bottom of each foot is plated. The moveable neck and arms allow you to set the toy in your favorite pose. From "Black Butler," the total of 4 toys are being released: Ciel Phantomhive, Sebastian Michaelis, Grell Sutcliff and Undertaker. The price is 3,200 yen (tax excluded) each, and pre-orders are available now at Movic's official online-store. It will be officially available around September 2020 through nationwide Animate stores, Animate online shop, Movic mail order, and others. （C）Yana Toboso/SQUARE ENIX
To commemorate the 10th anniversary of the anime "TIGER ＆ BUNNY", a collaboration cafe titled "TIGER ＆ BUNNY Cafe PLAYBACK!!" will open for a limited period in Tokyo from October 7, in Osaka from October 21. You can look back on the past "TIGER ＆ BUNNY" while enjoying menus and cafe original goods featuring each character. "TIGER ＆ BUNNY Cafe PLAYBACK!!" is a collaboration cafe featuring "TIGER ＆ BUNNY" that was planned to playback the TV series broadcast in 2011. The menu includes "－Wild Tiger－ Salad Fried Rice" inspired by Wild Tiger, "－Barnaby－ Cheese&Ketchup Burger" with Barnaby's signature color red standing out, and "－Blue Rose－ Shaved Ice Parfait" with Blue Rose's lipstick mark-shaped Ramune-soda flavored jelly as a topping. You can enjoy menus and drinks inspired by the characters. Moreover, original goods featuring original illustrations, which allow you to look back on the TV series, include "Mini Characters Acrylic Key Chain", "Tin Badge", "Acrylic Stand", and "Memorial Acrylic Key Chain". "Bookmark Set of 5" will be given to the cafe visitors with advance reservations, and "Original Coaster" will be given to those who order drinks. You will surely be able to enjoy yourself while being hyped up towards "TIGER ＆ BUNNY 2", the latest series broadcast in 2022. "TIGER ＆ BUNNY Cafe PLAYBACK!!" will be held at "IKEBUKURO BOX cafe＆space" in Ikebukuro, Tokyo, from October 7 to November 28, and at "UMEDA BOX cafe&space" in Umeda, Osaka, from October 21 to November 28. The online shop will be available from 10:00 AM on October 7. "TIGER ＆ BUNNY Cafe PLAYBACK!!" ◇Venue/Period: ■Tokyo, Ikebukuro: IKEBUKURO BOX cafe＆space / Thursday, October 7 to Sunday, November 28, 2021 #Matsumoto Kiyoshi Ikebukuro Part 2 4F, 1-22-8 Higashiikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo ■Osaka, Umeda: UMEDA BOX cafe&space / Thursday, October 21 to Sunday, November 28, 2021 #Umeda Loft 1F, 16-7 Chayamachi Kita-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka ◇Reservation: Cafe Official Website will open on Wednesday, September 15 at 12:00 NoonPM Reservation will be accepted from Wednesday, September 15 at 6:00 PM (first-come-first-served basis) Reservation Fee: 650 JPY (excl. tax)/715JPY (incl. tax) *You can reserve up to four seats per reservation. Exclusive bonus included! ◇Online Shop: Thursday, October 7 at 10 AM – Sunday, November 28 at 11:59 PM (C)BNP/T&B PARTNERS
TV anime “Bungo Stray Dogs” announces collaboration with anime cuisine project “AniCook”. Featuring autumn dishes as if they were cooked by the series characters, the “cookpadLive Bungo Stray Festival” will happen at the “cookpadLive cafe” in Shinsaibashisuji, Osaka on October 1. The concept for the “cookpadLive Bungo Stray Festival” is “Autumn’s Apettite”. Always striving to provide the highest quality taste in the history of collab cafes, CookpadTV, based on their philoshopy “cooking more freely, and more enjoyably”, will put together without any restrictions a fun menu of the characters’ favorite foods under the theme “Autumn’s Appetite”. Nakajima Atsushi and other characters will have autumn themed versions of their favorite foods/sweets featured on the menu. Drinks inspired by special abilities such as Nakajima’s “Beast Beneath the Moonlight” will also be available. Exclusive illustrated goods including acrylic stands, tin badges, acrylic key holders, and acrylic muddlers will also be on sale. “cookpadLive Bungo Stray Festival” is scheduled to open at “cookpadLive cafe” in Shinsaibashisuji, Osaka from October 1 to October 26. Reserved seats will be prioritized, and reservations can be done at the official website. The exclusive goods can also be purchased at the official e-commerce site of “cookpadLive cafe”. “cookpadLive Bungo Stray Festival” Restaurant Name: cookpadLive cafe Location: Shinsaibashisuji PARCO 5th floor, 1-8-3 Shinsaibashisuji, Chuo Ward, Osaka Duration: October 1, 2021 (fri) ~ October 26, 2021 (tue) Opening Hours: 11:00~21:00 (Also determined by PARCO’s hours) Reservation: See details at the official website (priority will be given to reserved seats) (C) K-S/K/2019 BSD-P (c)K,N,S/KADOKAWA/BSDW-P
"Haikyu!! TO THE TOP×Toei Kyoto Studio Park", where "Haikyu!! TO THE TOP" collaborates with the Toei Kyoto Studio Park, the "Arashiyama Station" of the Hankyu Arashiyama Line, and the Eigaza in Kyoto, is being held from September 11, 2021. Multiple original goods featuring the newly drawn illustrations of 8 members from Karasuno High School and Inarizaki High School wearing the Shinsengumi-inspired Haori, have been announced. The products will also be available for online shopping. "Haikyu!! TO THE TOP×Toei Kyoto Studio Park" exhibits the stage settings that realistically reproduced famous scenes, including the scenes featuring practice and competition of the members from Karasuno High School and Inarizaki High School. The collaboration vehicles are running on the Hankyu Arashiyama Line, and the sale of the original collaboration menus and goods, mini-games, and the footbath "Karasu no Gyozui Yu (lit. quick bath)" at the Arashiyama Station, will be available. The event exclusive original goods feature the newly drawn illustrations of Hyuga and other 7 members in the Shinsengumi-inspired Haori. The lineup is following; "Trading Tin Badge (randomly distributed / holographic finish)", "Trading Tin Badge (8 designs in total)", "Trading Room Key Chain (8 designs in total)", "Acrylic Stand (8 designs in total)", "Trading Travel Sticker (8 designs in total)", "Front Plate Tin Badge Set (2 designs in total)", "B2 Cloth Poster", "Masking Tape", "Clear Multi-Purpose Case", "Cleaner Cloth (8 designs in total)", and "T-Shirt (2 designs in total)". These items will be sols at the e-commerce website "Chugaionline" as well as at the venue. "Haikyu!! TO THE TOP×Toei Kyoto Studio Park" will be held at the Toei Kyoto Studio Park, "Arashiyama Station" of the Hankyu Arashiyama Line, and Eigaza, from September 11 to November 7, 2021. The sale of goods at the e-commerce website "Chugaionline" will be available from 10:00 AM on September 11 to 11:59 PM on October 10, and the products will be sequentially shipped from around December 2021. Please visit the event designated website. (C)Furudate Haruichi / Shueisha, 'Haikyu!!' Production Committee, MBS
A collaboration cafe of "Sword Art Online the Movie -Progressive- Aria of a Starless Night" will be held at the SEGA Collaboration Cafe of Akihabara 4th Building for a limited period from September 25 to November 7, 2021. The entire event period will be divided into 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Round. "SEGA Collaboration Cafe | Sword Art Online the Movie -Progressive- Aria of a Starless Night" will offer original foods, dessert, and drink menus that are inspired by the work. For the 1st Round, the food menu includes "Kirito's Starburst Stream Black Cutlet Curry" and "Sinon & Leafa's Fresh Vegetable Peperoncino", and the dessert menu includes "Kirito & Asuna's Reunion 'The End Alter' Pancake Plate" and "Kirito & Alice & Eugeo's Childhood Friend Parfait". The original drink menu is also available throughout the event period. The food and dessert menu will change in 2nd and 3rd Rounds. Moreover, you will be given an "Original Coaster" per item upon your order of drink, food, or dessert. The design of the "Original Coaster" will be different respectively for 1st, 2nd, 3rd Rounds, so it would be great if you can visit for each period to collect all the designs. At the adjoining item-shop on the same floor as the cafe, multiple goods exclusive for the SEGA collaboration cafe will be on sale. The lineup consists of "Acrylic Stand", "Tin Badge", "Chibi Characters Tin Badge", "Chibi Characters Acrylic Key Chain with Stand", and "Art Panel". During the event period, Asuna's birthday card will be given from September 30, and Kirito's birthday card will be given from October 7. You will also get a lottery ticket to win the stand panel exhibited at the cafe for every 3,000 JPY (incl. tax) you spend. During the collaboration cafe, exclusive original prizes featuring "Sword Art Online the Movie -Progressive- Aria of a Starless Night" will be offered at certain SEGA stores, so the fans should definitely check it out. "Sword Art Online the Movie -Progressive- Aria of a Starless Night" will be held at the SEGA Collaboration Cafe of Akihabara 4th Building for a limited period from September 25 to November 7, 2021. Please visit the SEGA collaboration cafe official website. "Sword Art Online the Movie -Progressive- Aria of a Starless Night" ■Period: ■Venue: SEGA Collaboration Cafe Akihabara 4th Building (SEGA Akihabara 4th Building 5F) 【Schedule】 1st Round: Saturday, September 25 – Friday, October 8, 2021 2nd Round: Saturday, October 9 – Friday October 22, 2021 3rd Round: Saturday, October 23 – Sunday, November 7, 2021 *For some of the open days, the advance reservation will be required. Otherwise, the event will be operated in on a free admission system. *Please kindly note that, we will distribute numbered tickets and may set a time limit depending on the crowd. *We offer different menus and coaster designs in each round. *Detailed information will be updated on the SEGA collaboration cafe official homepage. (C)2020 Kawahara Reki / KADOKAWA / SAO-P Project (C)GENDA SEGA Entertainment Inc.
Academy Museum of Motion Pictures announced that the exhibition ‘Hayao Miyazaki’ will open as its inaugural exhibition on September 30 in Los Angeles. Along with the exhibition, 11 films directed by Miyazaki will be shown in the museum. Academy Museum of Motion Pictures presents a one-of-a-kind experience to worldwide visitors while introducing the art, science, artists, and the social impact of film production. Located in the middle of the Miracle Mile with a land area of over 300K square feet, the museum with seven floors holds valuable assets related to film production. It will be the only movie museum in Los Angeles and the largest museum of its kind in North America. The exhibition ‘Hayao Miyazaki’ will be one of the inaugural exhibitions, while it is also the first exhibition of Miyazaki in North America. From Miyazaki’s works such as ‘My Neighbor Totoro’ and the Academy award-winning ‘Spirited Away’, 400 objects including the original image boards, character designs, storyboards, layout, background images, posters, and cels, will be displayed in ‘Marilyn and Jeffrey Katzenberg Gallery’. The exhibition also includes a large-scale projection of the movies, allowing visitors to be immersed in the world of Ghibli and look back at Miyazaki's 60 years of career in the industry. In conjunction with the exhibition, a 288 page catalog with a wide range of illustrations will be released. The catalog contains an introduction by Toshio Suzuki, as well as essays and filmography by the members of Pixar, Pete Docter, Daniel Kothenschulte, and Jessica Niebel. There will also be other programs held during the exhibition, and the original merchandise will be available at the Academy Museum Store. Both Japanese and English screenings will be available in the on-site theater with state-of-the-art equipment. Academy Museum of Motion Pictures will open on September 30 in Los Angeles, USA. Tickets are available only for pre-booking and can be purchased through the official website and the app.
From "Tokyo Revengers", the region limited advertisements were published on a full page of Asahi Newspaper Morning Issue on September 17. The distribution campaign of the "Japan Revengers" limited illustration cards on the bookstores has started. There is also a display of the region respective life-sized standing board and poster on the campaign bookstores. On the September 17 issue of Asahi Newspaper Morning Issue, the "Japan Revengers" region limited advertisement featuring the characters talking in local dialect, was published. This is something special as the designs vary by regions. Also, the distribution campaign of the "Japan Revengers" limited illustration cards is currently available on the bookstores. By purchasing the applicable products at the campaign bookstore, one special 47 prefectures revengers' illustration card will be given. Also, the region respective life-sized standing board and poster of "Japan Revengers" are displayed on the campaign bookstores. The standing board and poster have a slight different design than the illustration card and JR advertisement, so visit the physical bookstore to catch a glimpse on this limited version. The newspaper advertisement, bookstore illustration card, and bookstore poster featuring all the 47 prefectures can be seen on the designated website, so do check it out. (C) Wakui Ken, Kodansha
To commemorate the 10th anniversary of the anime adaptation "Haganai" (short for Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai, loosely 'I Don't Have Many Friends'), which depicts a pitiful youth rom-com, an exhibition event will be held at AKIHABARA Gamers Main Store from September 23. "Haganai" is the TV anime series based on the light novel that was written by Hirasaka Yomi and serialized in MF Bunko J. This work depicts a youth rom-com story between the protagonist Hasegawa Kodaka, who is having a difficulty making friends at school, and beautiful but pitiful girls of the "Neighbors Club", including Mikazuki Yozora, who is always in a bad mood. The 1st season of the anime was broadcast from October to December 2011, and 2nd season was broadcast from January 2013 to March 2013. This event titled '"Haganai" Anime 10th Anniversary Commemorative Museum' will exhibit the cutscenes and the anime magazine-copyrighted panels that bring back memories, and sell the latest foods. If you used to be an enthusiastic fan of "Haganai" back in the day, why don't you try visiting the event? '"Haganai" Anime 10th Anniversary Commemorative Museum' will be held at AKIHABARA Gamers Main Store from September 23 to October 10. (C)2011 Hirasaka Yomi, Published by Kadokawa Corporation - Media Factory / Production Committee Doesn't Have Many Friends (C)2013 Hirasaka Yomi, Published by Kadokawa Corporation - Media Factory / Production Committee Doesn't Have Many Friends
The first original art exhibition of "Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba", called "'Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba' Gotouge Koyoharu's Original Art Exhibition" will be held from October 26 to December 12, at Mori Arts Center Gallery, Tokyo. Prior to the exhibition, the latest goods, including the "Uribou Series T-shirts", have been revealed on the official website. "'Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba' Gotouge Koyoharu's Original Art Exhibition" will display various original arts by the author Gotouge Koyoharu, and this exhibition will reveal the charm of "Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba", which remains popular after the serialization has ended. In the venue that has expressed the world setting of the original manga, there will be various tremendous 3-dimensional statues as well as a space, where you can experience the final battle between the Demon Slayer Corps. and the Demon, "Mugen Castle", so this is an exhibition that fans shouldn't miss out on. Various goods will be released to commemorate this exhibition, and a portion of the original goods with a new illustration by Gotouge Koyoharu have been revealed. A collaboration cafe with this exhibition will be held at the cafe "The Sun & The Moon" that is located next to the venue. "'Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba' Gotouge Koyoharu's Original Art Exhibition" will be held from October 26 to December 12, at Mori Arts Center Gallery, Tokyo. It will be held in Osaka on July 14, 2022. Please visit the official website for more detailed information. (C) Gotouge Koyoharu/ Shueisha
It was announced that Kamiya Hiroshi & Ono Daisuke will appear as a guest in the current broadcasting TV anime "Bono Bono". They will appear for 4 consecutive weeks, starting from episode 277 that will be broadcast on September 25, 2021. The original work of "Bono Bono" is a manga by Igarashi Mikio that started serialized in 1986, and it has over 90 million copies in circulation. The story focuses on the child of a sea otter, called "Bono Bono" as he is curious about the weird and mysterious things, and it depicts the soothing and cute characters showing as well as feeling the true meaning of living in a relaxed manner. The guest appearance of Kamiya Hiroshi & Ono Daisuke was announced during the popular radio program of Bunka Housou "Kamiya Hiroshi & Ono Daisuke no Dear Girl ~Stories~" (DGS) on September 4. They will appear for 4 consecutive weeks, starting from episode 277 that will be broadcast on September 25, 2021. Kamiya is the voice of the mysterious traveling cat, "Rosshi" while Ono is the voice of the strength boasting Tosa "Daisu". Do look forward to the broadcast to see how these two characters interact with Bono Bono and the other companions of the forest. Kamiya Hiroshi & Ono Daisuke will appear as guests on episode 277 "Who's the strongest?" that will be broadcast on Fuji TV, at 5:22 AM, on September 25, 2021. ◆ Broadcast Information on Guests Appearance◆ ・Episode 277 "Who's the strongest?" 5:22 AM to 5:30 AM, on September 25, 2021 (Saturday) Broadcast on Fuji TV (Free Streaming on FOD and TVer for 1 week) The scheduled broadcast of sequential appearance ・Episode 278 5:22 AM to 5:30 AM, on October 2, 2021 (Saturday) ・Episode 279 5:22 AM to 5:30 AM, on October 9, 2021 (Saturday) ・Episode 280 5:22 AM to 5:30 AM, on October 16, 2021 (Saturday) Broadcast on Fuji TV (Free Streaming on FOD and TVer for 1 week) ■ Theme Song "Bono Bono no Rock n Roll" by MASOCHISTIC BONO BAND ■ Cast Members Bono Bono: Yukimiyama Fukuko Shimarin-kun: Ogata Aya Araiguma: Takano Shinpei Rosshi: Kamiya Hiroshi Daisu: Ono Daisuke (C) Igarashi Mikio/ Take Shobo, Fuji TV, Eiken
"Ono Shimono no Dokodemo Quest 2" is a variety show without any scripts, where the voice actors Ono Daisuke and Shimono Hiro hurl themselves in challenging the various quests to collect the coins. A special event was held on August 14, 2021, at the main hall of Kawaguchi Lilia. Now, we will be delivering the report on the event that has ended majestically. This is a one-day limited special event featuring the talk on the quest as well as the end of the series. The event kickstarted with a recital program. In order for the two of them, who were sent to another world, to return to the modern world, they had challenged the opening mission. There were also a talk corner and gamer corner while they looked back on the memorial photos and videos during the recording in Hokkaido and Tokyo. During the game corner, they will be given luxurious prizes based on the collected coins. The prize was the recommended Hokkaido gourmets with "Suggestion Comments" by the regular guest of "DokoQue", the shopkeeper of Syakebanya, Abe-san. The game was a powered-up version of all the missions that they had challenged in the program and event, called "Dokodemo Re:Quest". Some of the games were "Ono Shimono no Dokodemo Derby" where they try to guess the winner of the race between different types of animals as revenge toward the Banei horse racing, and "Applause Survey" where they try to increase the applause of the audience slowly. There was also a game where both of them are tied to the distance stick while Ono was challenging the darts while Shimono was challenging the ball-catching game at the same. In the end, did both of them manage to obtain the luxurious prize? In the end, the ending speech from Ono and Shimono had hyped up the audience. Do check out the Blu-ray that will be released on December 8, 2021 on the result of the game as well as the intimacy between the two. Product Information "Ono Shimono no Dokodemo Quest 2 Special Event Limited Pre-ordered Version" (Blu-ray) Release Date: December 8, 2021 (Wednesday) Price: 8,580 JPY (Tax Excluded Price: 7,800 JPY) ◆Blu-ray Specification ・Recording of Part 1 and Part 2 ◆Limited Pre-ordered Novelty (DVD) One Special Disc and the After-talk ※The special Disc is a novelty only for the Limited Pre-ordered Version (C) DokoQue 2 Production Committee
The special program, titled "#Achikochi no Suzu-san ~Oshietekudasai Anata no Sensou~ (#Suzu-san Here and There ~Please Tell Us your War~)" that was derived from the movie "In This Corner of the World" (Broadcast on August 12, 2021), has featured Non (the voice of the main protagonist Suzu), Ono Daisuke (the voice of Suzu's classmate Mizuhara Tetsu), Omi Minori (the voice of Suzu's step older sister Keiko) as the narrator. "#Achikochi no Suzu-san ~Oshietekudasai Anata no Sensou~" is a special program of "#Achikochi no Suzu-san" project that searches for people that are similar to the main protagonist of "In This Corner of the World", Suzu, who is trying their best to live during the war. The theme for the year is "The life hacks that helped to survive the difficult times". The episodes of the "Nationwide 'Suzu-san'" of the regular people that were provided from the audiences were made into an anime with the narration done by Non, Ono Daisuke, and Omi Minori. Also, Nagahama Neru, an entertainer born in Nagasaki Prefecture, was invited to the studio and have an in-depth talk regarding the anime adaptation. The "two-way studio viewing" that is for high school students and university students was also held. "#Achikochi no Suzu-san ~Oshietekudasai Anata no Sensou~" was broadcast from 7:30 PM to 8:42 PM, on August 12, on NHK General. Non I had participated in the recital of "Achikochi no Suzu-san" this year as well. Whenever I receive the offer for this, it makes me realize how "In This Corner of the World" is a story of various people. The warming stories that were provided by the nationwide Suzu-san allow me to feel the situation at that time. Not only can I feel the fear in the war, but I can also feel the happy and interesting events that happened in the background as well, which makes me think that there is something important in it despite it being unrelated to me. It makes me realize once again how happy it is that "Achikochi no Suzu-san" is still ongoing. Ono Daisuke I was quite close to my grandparents. I would usually spend my time at my grandparents’ house from my mother side because my parents were busy working as my house is a furniture shop. However, I never once heard about the story during the war from them. I believe they didn't told me on purpose. I wish I had heard more about the time when my grandparents were still alive. I would like to know what their thoughts, feelings, and their memories. Thus, I did this wholeheartedly while thinking about my grandparent. Omi Minori Whenever I heard these insignificant daily stories, it makes me realize that there are numerous stories about people who were spending their daily life just like us in the unimaginable war period. Recently, our daily life is being restricted due to the spread of the coronavirus, but I believe that we will be given courage by the knowledge and insignificant happiness and joy from those that survived that extreme period. Also, in order to not forget about that period that was experience by the "Achikochi no Suzu-san", I will read out the stories from the Suzu-chan carefully. Nagahama Neru I feel relaxed to be able to participate in this program as I received peace education since I was young due to being born in Nagasaki Prefecture. It would make me happy if everyone could think again on what we should do now after receiving and being connected to the information.
Voice actor Ono Daisuke's book "Mosu. 2" will be released on May 1, 2021. At the same time, an advance cut of the book shot at his alma mater, Nihon University College of Art, has been released. This book is the second volume of the column "Mosu." serialized in "Seiyu Grand Prix" and it contains the complete column of 7 years from March 2014 to February 2021, full of unreleased cuts. Each issue also features comments by Ono-san looking back on the past. In addition, Yoshino Satsuki, the author of the TV anime "Barakamon" in which Ono-san played the main character Handa Seishu, will be in charge of the frontispiece. For the photo shoot, they went to the Nihon University College of Art, Ono-san's alma mater and the starting point of his life as a voice actor. In addition, a special dialogue project with sound directors Aketagawa Jin, Tsuruoka Youta, and Mima Masafumi, who have close ties to Ono-san, was also held. The interview is full of valuable stories that can only be heard here, such as auditioning for works where they co-starred, secret stories about post-recording, and episodes with the co-stars. They also had them talk about their impressions of Ono-san from a sound director's point of view, his acting theory, and the future of voice acting. "Ono Daisuke: Mosu. 2" will be released on May 1, 2021. It will be priced at 3,850 JPY (tax included). (C) Shufunotomo Infos Co.,Ltd. 2021
The latest movie of “Sing” series called “Sing: Next Stage” will continue to use the same main casts for Japanese dub version. Uchimura Mitsuyoshi will play the protagonist Buster, Sakamoto Maaya for Rojita, Saitou Tsukasa (Trendy Angel) for Gunter, and the comments from them have arrived. Moreover, the special trailer with the continuing casts has been released. When Uchimura commented on continuing Buster’s role, he said, “Since I got 5 years older, so I want to keep my youngness as much as possible and play him as I remember how I played”. Sakamoto then commented on Rojita’ role, “Rojita accomplished her goal by breaking her shell in the previous series, and I look forward what kind of challenge she will try in the upcoming movie” and Saitou revealed his episode with his family when mentioned Gunter’s role by saying, “I played him before my daughter was born, and now she is 3 and I see her watching and dancing the dance with Gunter over and over again”. The special trailer with continuing casts is released only in Japan and it depicted the new challenge for Buster and his friends through the new show that they are going to perform in “Crystal Tower Theater”, located in the luxurious sanctuary of the entertainment of Red Shore City. In addition to the familiar characters of the New Moon Theater, multiple new characters, including the legendary rock star lion Clay, are showing their charms in the trailer. Will Buster and others make the show a success? “Sing: Next Stage” will be upgraded and performed with famous hit songs, dance, musical, and live performances and will be released on March 18, 2022. 【Uchimura Mitsuyoshi (Buster)】 Many audiences did not realize that I was playing Buster Moon in the previous movie, and I got many responses that “was that you, playing Buster?”. I was glad to hear that, because I tried my best to hide that I am playing the character. Since I got 5 years older, so I want to keep my youngness as much as possible, but sorry if my tone changed by removing a tooth. I want to remember how I played by watching the previous movie. Recording session is very difficult and I know that the days of training will come soon. I felt the skills of the voice actors in the previous movie, and I think I will feel that again this time. I hope that I can steal their techniques. 【Sakamoto Maaya (Rojita)】 “Sing” is the movie that make you both laugh and cry, so I LOVE it. I was so happy to hear that Rojita will appear in the new movie again and I cannot wait for the recording. Rojita accomplished her goal in the previous movie by breaking her own shell and I look forward what kind of challenge she will try in the upcoming movie. 【Saitou Tsukasa (Gunter)】 I am honestly happy that I can play Gunter after 5 years. It is because I hoped to show this to my child one day, since “Sing” got so popular among the children and some children waved at me with Gunter’s stuffed toy when I performed skits for comedy. I played him before my daughter was born and she is now 3 and I see her watching and dancing the dance with Gunter over and over again. I knew nothing on how I should act in the last movie, and it was new for me to both recording and singing. I was uncertain that if I am okay, after hearing the original voice actor Nick Kroll, but I enjoyed playing with all support provided by others around me. As the result, I could appear in Music Station as a “Sing” member. I never expected to appear in Music Station with Lady Gaga’s music when I became a comedian. Lol How will the characters grow up and wave the story? Let’s wait and see where Gunter will take you to! © 2021 Universal Studios. All Rights Reserved.
June 27, Shinjuku Wald 9. Celebrating the Blu-ray release of “Evangelion: 3.33 You Can (Not) Redo”, the updated version of “Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo”, the movie has been screened consecutively along with its sequel “Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon a Time” during a special event. The screening event opened with a greeting from 9 cast members. The event also featured a talk panel in which the cast discussed memorable episodes from the production of "Evangelion: 3.33 You Can (Not) Redo" and "Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon a Time". Ogata Megumi (Ikari Shinji) also delivered a surprise message to the fans. A wedding announcement, and a statement: “I’m taking the secrets to the grave”. What other surprises did the cast share during the talk? [ Event Cast (roles omitted) ] Sakamoto Maaya, Mitsuishi Kotono, Yamaguchi Yuriko, Seki Tomokazu, Iwanaga Tetsuya, Iwao Junko, Nagasawa Miki, Sawashiro Miyuki, Katsu Anri. [ What is “Evangelion: 3.33 You Can (Not) Redo”? ] Premiered on January 2021, “Evangelion: 3.33 You Can (Not) Redo” is an updated version of the movie “Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo” made especially for IMAX theaters. Not only the entire movie was re-edited and processed with high-resolution technology, but most of the film’s color palettes, designs, and scenes were revised in order to meet IMAX quality standards. ■ Appearing for the first time in a Thrice Upon a Time related event At the time of the event (26th Saturday), the movie had surpassed the 9.5 billion box office mark with more than 6.2 million tickets sold. Held amidst this continuously ongoing hype, the screening event featured a talk panel during which the cast smiled non-stop from beginning to end. The talk was delivered under a laid-back atmosphere, conveying a sense of teamwork that was likely nourished through the long hours of hard work in the production of the films. It was the first time for Sakamoto Maaya, Seki Tomokazu, and Sawashiro Miyuki to participate in an event related to “Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon a Time”. Since it had been such a long time standing in front of a crowd, given the circumstance of the current times, Seki was first asked by the MC “Can you see the spectators' faces well?”, to which he answered “Yes I can”. He quickly added “And I also memorized their faces. I memorized.. all of your faces!” while impersonating an evil villain voice, making the audience laugh, and relieving the tension for the rest of the cast. Playing new characters who only appeared in the recent films, Sakamoto Maaya and Sawashiro Miyuki behaved more reserved among the cast who have been involved with the franchise since the TV anime. They expressed how happy they were to be able to take part in this event, also lamenting not being able to participate in an early stage event held on March 28 along with the rest of the crew, remembering how sad they felt looking at the photos from the event they missed on the cast’s LINE app chat group. ■ Audition Stories from Sawashiro Miyuki and Katsu Anri. The characters Tama Hideki, and Suzuhara Sakura, played respectively by Katsu Anri, and Sawashiro Miyuki, appeared for the first time on “Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo”. Among some secret stories behind their audition, Katsu Anri first revealed that he was happy simply by the fact that he was able to take the audition. And that’s because Katsu himself had been a fan of the “Evangelion” series since high school. He recalled screaming out loud enthusiastically in public, despite being outdoors, after being told he got approved for the role. Sawashiro Miyuki made mention to the director Tsurumaki Kazuya, whose job was to scoop up Anno Hideaki’s complex vision behind each scene and summarize it to the voice cast. She was surprised by the depth of his explanations and analysis from the storyboard. The audience listened carefully to her accounts which displayed the complexity of the narrative, unique to a series enigmatic as “Evangelion”. ■Taking “Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo” Secrets to the Grave Sakamoto Maaya was nervous and charmingly ended up hitting the microphone against her own mouth as she proceeded to say that during the recordings Anno Hideaki told her secrets regarding her character, Mari. But on a fragmented basis, pushing her to interpret the character in an ad-lib fashion. She also mentioned being apprehensive during interviews, worrying about which information she could let out. Mitsuishi Kotono who was sitting next to Sakamoto listened curiously as she revealed further that there are secrets that she cannot speak of without Anno’s permission. Seki Tomokazu then joked “Watch out, the journalists are on alert just waiting for you to slip up.” inviting a surge of laughter, which was quickly turned into silence by Sakamoto’s words “I can never, ever, speak about it. I’m taking it to the grave if I must”. Among the anecdotes, she also pointed out a particular direction order from Anno Hideaki, which was to keep in mind and try to emulate the comedian Kariya Chosuke’s catchphrase “Let’s move on”. Such a peculiar instruction really stood out, said Sakamoto. Mitsuishi Kotono explained why “Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo” takes place 14 years after the events of the previous movie: According to Anno Hideaki, it was to match the actual age of the voice performers to the characters. However, this led to a debate among the cast about how this must actually be a joke from the chief director. In the end, nobody really could tell the real reason behind the decision. Yamaguchi Yuriko spoke about how deeply affected she was by the heaviness of the plot in the 14 years later setting. She mentioned not being able to cope with reality after the recording sessions, having to sneak into the restroom to cry. Releasing the emotions made her feel better, however, since the voice recording took place while the animation wasn’t complete yet, she had to use her imagination to supplement the visuals. So the whole process left a profound impact on her emotionally. Nagasawa Miki talked about how important her Evangelion-themed nail polish was to her voice acting. Having her nails in the same colors as the waves in the poster, as well as Ritsuko’s earrings, helped her portray the more intricate personality nuances of Maya, as it served as a reminder of what her character cared about the most. ■ Suzuhara Toji and Horaki Hikari Marriage The talk session for “Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon a Time” started with a wedding announcement between the characters Toji and Hikari, to which the audiences reacted with a round of applause. Hikari’s voice actress Iwao Junko was overjoyed by the fact that her character got to marry Toji, for whom she had feelings towards since middle school, also having a baby together called “Tsubame”. Seki Tomokazu who played Toji, mentioned during an encounter with Iwao in a different context outside of the film production, talking about Toji, and how she was ecstatic about the fact that the character had a happy ending in the movies, as opposed to the TV anime series. Afterward, portraying their characters on stage, Toji (Seki) proceeds to make eye contact with Hikari (Iwao) claiming "We are so happy, aren’t we?”. They're interrupted then by Misato (Mitsuishi), “Oh, that's so annoying”, stirring up the audience. Iwanaga Tetsuya explained that his character, Kensuke's role in the movie is to connect other characters. It was thanks to his support that Shinji was able to stand up against Gendou. He was also responsible for relaying information to Misato about Ryoji and Shinji, acting as a bridge between the parties. Iwanaga Tetsuya also opened up about the strong sense of obligation he felt towards helping the character Asuka, who has struggled with loneliness all along. In his performance, Iwanaga incorporated his personal intent of wanting to rescue her. Sakamoto Maaya also spoke about the moments she shared with Miyamura Yuko during the voice recording sessions. So far Sakamoto had been by herself during the movies recording sessions, so it was the first time in a while she had the opportunity to collaborate with another cast member. She was fine by herself at first, since her character Mari, didn’t have a huge impact on the plot during her initial appearances. However, in the final installment, there’s a significant amount of dialogue that connects to the core of the plot. And through working together with Miyamura, Sakamoto was able to build immeasurable chemistry between Mari and the “Asuka” developed through many years by Miyamura. Sawashiro addressed her character in relation to the bond with her brother. She reported that it had been initially planned for Sakura to also speak in the same Kansai dialect as her brother Toji. Yet, that did not pan out. She also disclosed that the message written in the photo that appears in the film was handwritten by Seki himself. Mitsuishi and Yamaguchi discussed about their characters Misato and Ritsuko long partnership. Ritsuko, voiced by Yamaguchi, is a character who has lived an unhappy and troubled life following the same plot as in the TV anime. The only person to which she is able to open up to, and contend with is Misato, as their contrasting personalities complement each other. Yamaguchi elaborated also on the fact that the characters Ritsuko and Misato are deeply intertwined. The actresses expressed how fortunate they were to work together throughout the series, and how sad they were that the film series has reached its completion. They both exchanged thank you cheers on the stage. At the end of the talk, a written message from Ogata Megumi, who voiced Ikari Shinji, was read out loud. In the message were written words of appreciation and gratitude towards the fans who have come all the way to the venue to show their love towards the “Evangelion” franchise. (C)Khara
Mar. 31 is Sakamoto Maaya's birthday. Sakamoto Maaya made her debut as a voice actress around 1990's. In 2021, she has played several main characters in well-known works, including "Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon a Time" and "Fate/Grand Order THE MOVIE: Divine Realm of the Round Table-Paladin; Agateram". She is also popular as a singer. She released her concept album called "Duets" on Mar. 17, and she held 25th-anniversary concert titled "Yakusoku wa Iranai" (I don't need any promise) on Mar. 20 and 21. To celebrate Sakamoto Maaya's birthday, we conducted a reader's survey titled, "Who is your favorite character played by Sakamoto Maaya?". The survey was conducted from Mar. 16 to Mar. 23, and a total of 176 readers answered. In the survey, the female readers made up the majority with 55%, while the male readers made up approximately 45%. For the age group, the minors made up approximately 40%, and 20's made up 30%. ■Echidona from "Re:Zero" The character from the new series ranked in the top! 1st Place The 1st place goes to Echidona from "Re:Zero-Starting New Life in Another World". The support rating was approximately 12%. Many fans seemed to be charmed for her unexpected personality, and the comments related to it said, "Although she is the Witch of Greed, she sometimes can be an innocent girl and has a charming personality, and I was fully charmed by the acting. I cannot think of another actress playing Echidona", and "I love how her cuteness when she makes careless mistakes". Moreover, for the long line in episode 37, the comments mentioned that said, "I was so surprised that Sakamoto-san fully acted through 2-minute line, and the fact that her acting was finished for the first take." 2nd Place The 2nd place goes to Ciel Phantomhive from "Kuroshitsuji" (Black Butler). The difference between the 2nd place was very small, and the character ranked in the same place as last year. The comments about Ciel said, "Sakamoto-san's boyish voice full of intelligence makes Ciel even more charming", "Sakamoto Maaya-san's noble voice made him even more noble", "I learned about Sakamoto Maaya-san from this anime. It was impressive to see the acting which nicely showed Ciel's strictness as a master and his true personality as a young boy". Sakamoto seemed to be also popular for playing young boy. 3rd Place The 3rd place is shared between Oshino Shinobu from the "Monogatari" series and Ryougi Shiki from "The Garden of Sinners". The support rating was approximately 9%. The comment to Oshino Shinobu said, "The gap between childish and elderly voice was wonderful", and "I was surprised by playing Oshino Shinobu in various age levels". The comments to Ryougi Shiki said, "The atmosphere of Ryougi Shiki in the work and Maaya-san's voice matched well", and "I was glad that she played the character as it is written in the original novel which I love". ■Introducing other comments!! For Kanzaki Hitomi from "The vision of Escaflowne": "I first heard Sakamoto Maaya-san's voice in this anime. I love the anime itself. It was touching to see her debut song 'Yakusoku wa Iranai" became the title of her 25th-anniversary concert". For Tamayo from "Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba", "Her voice matched nicely with beautiful and noble characteristic", and "I want to see her in the anime soon". To Padme Amidala from "STAR WARS": "I think her voice matched perfectly with Amida, which is originally played by Nataly Portman. Her responsibility as a national leader and her kindness toward her people was well expressed, and the relationship with Anakin made me cry". Makiha Mari Illustrous from "Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon a Time", 'I was charmed by her actions in "Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon a Time". When I look back, cute, friendly, mysterious, and strong character of Maki was well expressed because the role was given to Maaya-san'. Comments for the work which is screening now also arrived.. The new character ranked in for the survey of 2021. There are even the characters from ongoing works, including "Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon a Time". ■Ranking Top 20 "Who is your favorite character played by Sakamoto Maaya? 2021 ver." 1st: Echidona from "Re:Zero-Starting New Life in Another World" 2nd: Ciel Phantomhive from "Kuroshitsuji" 3rd: Oshino Shinobu (Kisshot Acerolaorion Heartunderblade) from "Monogatari" series 3rd: Ryougi Shiki from "The Garden of Sinners" 5th: Makiha Mari Illustrious from "Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon a Time" 6th: Tamayo from "Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba" 8th; Kanzaki Hitomi from "The Vision of Escaflowne" 8th: Shou Kusagabe from "Fire Force" 8th: Marin from "Seven Deadly Sins" 11th: Cutie Honey/ Kisaragi Honey from "Cuie Honey Universe" 12th: Akashi-san from "Tatami Unniverse" 12th: Jeanne D'Arc from "Fate/Apocrypha" 12th: Padme Amidala from "STAR WARS" 12th: Fujioka Haruhi from "Ouran High School Host Club" 12th: Misaki Reika "RahXephon" 17th: Anzu from "Ensemble Stars!" 17th: Kumata Haruto from "Fruits Basket" (2019 ver) 17th: Lightning from "Final Fantasy XIII" 20th: Aigis from "Persona 3" 20th: Administrator from "Sword Art Online Alicization" 20th: Eto from "Tokyo Ghoul" 20th: Okunyo from "Okuyo: The Woman of Fate" 20th: Leonard Da Vinch from "Fate/Grand Order" (Survey conducted: Mar. 16, 2021 to Mar. 23, 2021)
The new cast for "Sorcerous Stabber Orphen: Battle of Kimluck" , to be premiered in Jan. 2021, has been announced, including Shimoduma Yoshiyuki, Sugita Tomokazu, Sakamoto Maaya, and Koyasu Takehito. "Sorcerous Stabber Orphen: Battle of Kimluck" is an anime based on a dark fantasy "Sorcerous Stabber Orphen" written by Akita Yoshinobu, which had over 14 million copies in circulation. It became an anime adaptation in 2019 to commemorate its 25th anniversary, following 1998 and 1999. This will be the 2nd season. The new cast to play the members of "Death Teachers", Kimluck Church's own assault unit, who are hiding in Kimluck that stands against the sorcerers, has been announced. Shimoduma Yoshiyuki will be playing Salua, a traitor to the death teachers, Sugita Tomokazu will play Quo, the most powerful assassin, Sakamoto Maaya will play Carlotta, a sly adjutant, and Koyasu Takehito will play Name, a strategist that is active behind the scenes. We received comments about their enthusiasm. Also, Morikubo Shotaro, who will play the protagonist Orphen, will perform the opening theme song, his latest song 'LIGHT of JUSTICE'. "Sorcerous Stabber Orphen: Battle of Kimluck" will be premiering on Jan. 20, 2021, on TOKYO MX and AT-X. Shimoduma Yoshiyuki as Salua I worried a lot about how to play Salua, who has various faces, but thanks to the help from Morikubo-san and others, I managed to do the challenge. Battle of Kimluck has a hard development, and I really like it. Please try watching it! Sugita Tomokazu as Quo When I was chosen as a cast, I felt elated and scared at the same time for some reason. I didn't know if it was because of the pressure or the message that I became a creator from the audience. When I spoke a single word as Quo, I found it out. I will put all the feelings in the play. Please enjoy it. Sakamoto Maaya as Carlotta Carlotta apparently looks elegant, but it is hard to tell what she actually is thinking about from her facial expressions, which is her attraction. I'm also excited to watch the broadcast. Let's enjoy it together. Koyasu Takehito as Name I am really grateful to join "Sorcerous Stabber Orphen", a great masterpiece. I sincerely hope that the voice of his spirit reaches you. Please save him... (C)Akita Yoshinobu, Kusaka Yuya, TO Books / Sorcerous Stabber Orphen: Battle of Kimluck Production Committee
The educating application with the theme of "fortune-telling", "Tarot Boys: 22 Apprentice Fortune-tellers" is scheduled to be released in early-November 2021. The cast member information, including Chiba Shouya, Umehara Yuuichirou, and Sakurai Takahiro, was announced together with the release of the PV. "Tarot Boys: 22 Apprentice Fortune-tellers" (abbreviation: Tarodan) is a complete free application featuring the fortune-telling of the user daily lucky by the characters, which are the manifestation of the tarot cards. The release of the application was announced during the special program "Chiba Shouya & Umehara Yuuichirou tried to become 'Tarot Boys'" on the YouTube "Aniplex" channel. The key visual with all the 22 characters, the PV that introduces the game system and characters, and the cast member information were released. The "Tarodan Fortune-telling" featuring the "Which Type of You" in the application has started in advance on the official website, and the pre-registration has started on the official Twitter. "Tarot Boys: 22 Apprentice Fortune-tellers" is scheduled to be released in early-November 2021. （C）2021 Tarodan
The special program of "Star Wars: Vision", a work that was created by 7 Japanese animation studio, will be broadcast at 7:00 PM, on September 24, 2021, on "Disney+" official YouTube channel. The program will feature Nozawa Masako, Ogata Kenichi, Enoki Junya, Seto Asami, and other cast members as well as the staff. It was publicly known that director George Lucas, the creator of "Star Wars", gotten most of his inspiration from the Japanese myth and the movies of director Kurosawa Akira. And due to that influence, all the works from the theme and story to the characters have a connection to the Japanese culture. "Star Wars: Vision" is a project that returns "Star Wars" to its "creator roots", which is Japan, and it will depict 9 new stories that are created by 7 Japanese animation studios, which are Kamikaze Douga, Kinema Citrus, Science SARU, Geno Studio, Studio Colorido, Studio TRIGGER, and Production I.G, in their own unique "vision". The special live streaming of this project has been announced. A total of 10 voice actors are featured, which are Terasoma Masaki (voice of Ronin) from Kamikaze Douga's "The Duel", Seto Asami (voice of F) from Kinema Citrus's "The Village Bride", Nozawa Masako (voice of T0-B1) from Science SARU's "T0-B1", Lynn (voice of Misa) from Science SARU's "Akakiri", Kobayashi Seiran (voice of Lop) from Geno Studio's "Lop and Ochou", Yoshino Hiroyuki (voice of Jay) from Geno Studio's "Lop and Ochou", Enoki Junya (voice of Karre) & Shiraishi Ryouko (voice of Am) from Studio Trigger's "The Twins", Ogata Kenichi (voice of The Elder) from Studio Trigger's "The Elder", and Akasaki Chinatsu (voice of Kara) from Production I.G's "The Ninth Jedi". During the program, each voice actor will talk about the highlights and charm of the respective works, conduct the "9 seconds challenge" where they answer questions about their character in 9 seconds, theirs questions toward the production staff, as well as the pressure faced and thoughts due to the participation in "Star Wars". At the same time, the production staff will also talk about the reason behind the voice actors’ selection, the situation during the recording, sharing on the production process and behind-the-scenes of the story and characters along with the introduction of the precious art contents and footages of each work. The special program of "Star Wars: Vision" will be broadcast at 7:00 PM, on September 24, 2021, on "Disney+" official YouTube channel and "Star Wars" official Twitter. Performers -Kamikaze Douga/ "The Duel"- Terasoma Masaki (Ronin), Mizuno Takanobu (Director), Okasaki Takashi (Character Designer) -Kinema Citrus/ "The Village Bride"- Seto Asami (F), Haga Hitoshi (Director), Oonishi Takahito (Script Writer), Morimoto Kouji (Project Producer) -Science SARU/ "Akakiri"- Lynn (Misa), Choi Eunyoung (Director), Kido Yuichiro (Script Writer) -Science SARU/ "T0-B1"- Nozawa Masako (T0-B1), Abel Góngora (Director) -Geno Studio/ "Lop and Ochou"- Kobayashi Seiran (Lop), Igarashi Yuki (Director) -Studio Colorido/ "Tatooine Rhapsody"- Yoshino Hiroyuki (Jay), Kimura Taku (Director) -Studio Trigger / "The Twins"- Enoki Junya (Karre), Shiraishi Ryouko (Am), Imaishi Hiroyuki (Director), Wakabaya Hiromi (Script Writer), Koyama Shigeto (Design) -Studio Trigger / "The Elder"- Ogata Kenichi (The Elder), Otsuka Masahiko (Director and Script Writer) -Production I.G/ "The Ninth Jedi"- Akasaki Chinatsu (Kara), Kamiyama Kenji (Director) (C) 2021 TM & (C) Lucasfilm Ltd. All Rights Reserved.
From “Komi Can’t Communicate” (starting from October 6, 2021), the additional character and cast information are revealed. Inoue Kikuko participates as the protagonist’s mother, Komi Shuko, and Hoshino Mitsuaki participates as Komi Masayoshi. The original work of “Komi Can’t Communicate” is the manga by Oda Tomohito, which is currently serialized in “Weekly Shonen Sunday”. This is a comedy following a beautiful girl with communication disorder, where Komi-san, a first-year high school student with the dream “to have 100 friends” together with extreme social communication problems, spends ordinary life with unique friends, including her “first friend” but “too ordinary” classmate called Tadano-kun and others. Two additional casts were announced this time. Inoue Kikuko plays Komi Shuko and Hoshino Mitsuaki plays Komi Masayoshi. The comments from both casts have arrived. “Komi Can’t Communicate” will be broadcast from midnight of October 6, 2021 on TV Tokyo and other channels. Komi Shuko (CV: Inoue Kikuko) ■Character Description She is the mother of Komi-san. Her perfect beautify is inherited to Komi-san herself. However, she has high social communication skills and can talk to Tadano-kun regardless of the first encounter, and this factor wasn’t inherited to her daughter. ■Cast Comment Q1. Please tell us your impression on this work. I was first excited to see the impactful title, but as I learn more and more about this, I was drawn into the story! Heart-warming kindness, sadness and jokes all fully compose the work. I think it would be fun to pay further attention to all unique characters, including Komi-san and her unique friends. Q. Please tell us the impression on your character and your thoughts. Shuko-san is a self-claimed “forever 17”. Hey hey. I am sorry. (^^) I am so thankful that they nominated me for this role. I will play her optimistically, because she is so energetic and easy-going, compared to her daughter, Komi-san♪ At the same time, she understands her daughter more than anyone else, and sometimes shows calm beauty, so I will adjust her characteristic as I keep playing her. Komi Masayoshi (CV: Hoshino Mitsuaki) ■ Character Description He is the father of Komi-san. From the perspective of an outsider, they don’t look to have nice relationship due to silent personality of him, however, they can communicate without exchange of words, can send his daughter a gift at the perfect timing, etc. ■ Cast Comment Q1. Please tell us your impression on this work. It’s necessary to be brave when talking to someone, especially when meeting for the first time or is at the higher position. When I look back on when I was a teenager, I have many regrets that “I should have talked like this”. This work fully contains the relaxing, but bittersweet memories of beautiful scenery, smile of beautiful lady, a lot of fond people, and nostalgia back in the day. Q2. Please tell us the impression on your character and your thoughts. I was often called by my family that “You are the person from Meiji Era” during Heisei Era. Now we are in Reiwa Era, so I expected to be called as “Showa person”, but they now call me “you come before WWII”. Komi Masayoshi is a quiet person. When I played him like a comedy at the first recording session, the sound director corrected me to “play like handsome Takakura Ken-san”. Then, I decided the image for the final trial. Person from Meiji→ before WWII→Takakura Ken-san→Komi Masayoshi-san. Please be kind to our family, especially my daughter Shoko. I remember the nostalgic line of Ken-san: “I am clumsy...”. 【STAFF】 Original Author: Oda Tomohito (Ongoing Serialization in Shogakkan “Weekly Shonen Sunday”) General Director: Watanabe Ayumu Director: Kawagoe Kazuki Series Structure: Akao Deko Character Design: Nakajima Atsuko Art Director: Satou Masaru Color Setting: Hayashi Yuki Shooting Director: Namiki Tomo Editor: Kojima Toshihiko Music: Hashimoto Yukari Sound Effect Director: Watanabe Jun Sound Production: HALF H P STUDIO Animation Production: O L M Production: Shogakkan Shueisha Production 【CAST】 Komi Shoko: Koga Aoi Tadano Hitohito: Kajiwara Gakuto Osana Najimi: Murakawa Rie Yamai Ren: Hidaka Rina Nakanaka Omoharu: Okubo Rumi Agari Himiko: Fujii Yukiyo Yadano Makeru: Maeshima Ami Chiarai Shigeo: Akabane Kenji Sonoda Taisei: Satou Yuga Shinobino Momo: Ono Kensho Onigasima Akako: Bridcutt Sarah Emi Komi Shuko: Inoue Kikuko Komi Masayoshi: Hoshino Mitsuaki Komi Shosuke: Enoki Junya Tadano Hitomi: Uchida Maaya Narration: Hidaka Noriko © Oda Tomohito, Shogakkan/Private Itan High School
The event of “My Hero Academia” called “First Villain Alliance Assembly”, in which the Villain Alliance casts gather at once, released the event visual this time. “My Hero Academia” is the hero action manga by Horikoshi Kohei, which is currently serialized in “Weekly Shonen Jump”. In the world that is filled with people owning the special skill called “quirk”, the protagonist Midoriya Izuku enters U.A. High School to become the best hero together with his friends, and grows up to be a hero to fight with “Villains”, who try to use “quirks” in negative ways. The special event by MHA casts was held annually from 2016 to 2020 for 5 times in total now became a Villain side event in 2021. The 6 Villain Alliance member casts, including Uchiyama Koki (Shigaraki Tomura), Shimono Hiro (Dabi), Fukuzono Misato (Toga Himiko), Endo Daichi (Twice), Mogami Tsuguo (Mr. Compress), and Iwasaki Ryo (Spinner), assemble for the first time outside of the recording session. The event visual depicted 6 Villain Alliance members in dark suit, which has never been seen before. The 2nd half of the TV anime Season 5 2nd cour is titled “Villain Academia Arc” and broadcasts episodes related to Shigaraki and other Villains. The hidden past of Shigaraki, Toga, and Twice will be revealed through condensed drama and the fierce battles with the "Meta Liberation Army" members. The event will be unique and luxurious in the perfect timing after revealing the true personalities of the members more than ever before. Advanced ticket sale for the Villain Alliance Special Event is included as a bonus of MHA TV Anime Season 5 Blu-ray & DVD Vol.1 (First Limited Edition). Moreover, the original goods with “First Villain Alliance Assembly” event visual are also revealed. They are made-to-order goods, and the purchase can be made at the online store, TOHO animation STORE, from noon of September 24, 2021. “First Villain Alliance Assembly” will be held at Tachikawa Stage Garden in Tokyo on November 21, 2021. “My Villain Academia” Special Event “First Villain Alliance Assembly” 【DATE】 Sunday, November 21, 2021 Daytime Event: from 2:00 PM/Night Event: from 6:00 PM~ 【LOCATION】Tachikawa Stage Garden, Tokyo 【GUESTS】Uchiyama Koki (Shigaraki Tomura), Shimono Hiro (Dabi), Fukuzono Misato (Toga Himiko), Endo Daichi (Twice), Mogami Tsuguo (Mr. Compress) and Iwasaki Ryo (Spinner) 【TICKET PRICE】7,480 JPY (tax included) ■Advanced ticket sale is included as a bonus of MHA TV Anime Season 5 Blu-ray & DVD Vol.1 (First Limited Edition)closed with the 1st Blu-ray disk of MHA TV anime season 5. Event content and casts may change without prior notice. Event content can be changed or cancelled due to the change in social situation, including new coronavirus pandemic level. Detailed information is on the special event website. 【Special Event “First Villain Alliance Assembly” Original Goods】 Sale begins from noon of September 24, 2021 for made-to-order only! 【Made-to-order】Order available between: Noon of Friday, September 24, 2021 to 11:59 PM of Sunday, October 31, 2021 【Regular Sale】From midnight of Monday, November 1, 2021~ © Horikoshi Kohei/Shueisha, My Hero Academia Production Committee
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.