「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 Blu-ray & DVD of "Violet Evergarden: The Movie" was released on October 13, 2021. To commemorate the release of this product, the sale of the publication "Violet Evergarden ~Last Letter~" that contains the 8 "original short stories" that were distributed as the visitor's novelty during the screening with new original stories have been announced. The pre-orders for this made-to-order product are currently available. "Violet Evergarden: The Movie" is an animated film that was released in 2020, where the production is by Kyoto Animation while the director is Ishidate Taichi. This film that is known as a tear-jerking anime is a big hit that recorded a total of 2.1 billion JPY in terms of box revenue and it was awarded the Excellent Animation of the Year of Japan Academy Film Prize. The Blu-ray & DVD of "Violet Evergarden: The Movie" has finally been released today. The product is available in the regular edition with the disk on the film and Blu-ray only special edition with the disk on the film & a UHD-BD. The novelties for both the version are the same, which are an originally illustrated special case, full-colored 66 pages booklet, an audio commentary from the cast members, and etc. To commemorate the release of the Blu-ray & DVD, the made-to-order new publication "Violet Evergarden ~Last Letter~" has been announced. This publication will contain the 8 "original short stories" that were distributed as the visitor's novelty during the screening of "Violet Evergarden: Eternity and the Auto Memory Doll" and "Violet Evergarden: The Movie", the story that was included in the Blu-ray & DVD of "Violet Evergarden: Eternity and the Auto Memory Doll", with 2 new original stories. This will be a limited product, and it will come in a special case. Also, the Blu-ray that contains the scenes of "Violet Evergarden Orchestra 2021" that was held at LINE CUBE SHIBUYA, on August 14 and 15, 2021, will be released on January 19, 2022. The Blu-ray & DVD of "Violet Evergarden: The Movie" is currently available now. Pre-orders for "Violet Evergarden ~Last Letter~" is currently available on "KyoAni Shop!" and other websites. （C）Akatsuki Kane, Kyoto Animation／Violet Evergarden Production Committee
It has been decided that "Legend of the Galactic Heroes: The New Thesis Clash", season 3 of "Legend of the Galactic Heroes: The New Thesis" is going to be released with 3 chapters starting from March 2022. The teaser visual and trailer have been unveiled. Moreover, the work's official online store "Phezzan" has been launched. It will deal with pre-orders for '"Legend of the Galactic Heroes: The New Thesis Clash" Blu-ray BOX with Privilege for Your Name to Appear on End Credits'. The revealed teaser visual gives a glimpse of new chapter that spins the history, featuring Reinhard and Yang walking on a galaxy road with numerous stars and the ships of the Empire and Alliance behind them. The trailer begins with a monologue of Reinhard looking at his pendant with hair of the deceased Kircheis, and goes on with the scenes featuring the other familiar characters. The latter half of the trailer gives off a sense of new battles beginning, featuring Cazerne being surprised at a gigantic body appearing in front of the Alliance that is stationed at the Iserlohn Fortress. Moreover, the work's official online store "Phezzan" has been launched. The store will accept pre-orders for '"Legend of the Galactic Heroes: The New Thesis Clash" Blu-ray BOX with Privilege for Your Name to Appear on End Credits', '"Legend of the Galactic Heroes: The New Thesis Clash" Blu-ray BOX with Privilege for Your Name to Appear on End Credits & Original Clay Print', the print of which is available in the Galactic Empire ver. and the Free Planets Alliance ver., and "Legend of the Galactic Heroes: The New Thesis Clash Support Art Board". Chapter 1 of "Legend of the Galactic Heroes: The New Thesis Clash" will premiere on March 4, 2022, Chapter 2 on April 1, 2022, and Chapter 3 on May 13, 2022. Each chapter will be available for 3 weeks respecively. (C)Tanaka Yoshiki / Legend of the Galactic Heroes: The New Thesis Production Committee
The detail of the latest OVA "Daikon War!" that will be included in the Blu-ray and DVD of "Girls und Panzer das Finale" Episode 3, has been announced. It was revealed that Jean is voiced by Oonishi Saori and Bell is voiced by Tadokoro Azusa. The latest OVA "Daikon War!" features the 5 members of Anglerfish Team meeting with the student Jean from the Agricultural Department. They finally arrived at the Agricultural Department campus after riding on the horse that they are not used to, to deliver the document from the student council. However, Jean, who is holding a pistol on her hand, is in the middle of pursuing the "Greatest Villain in the Century"... The rare scenes of the 5 members of Anglerfish Team riding the horse can be seen on the sneak peek. As Jean is wearing a cowboy hat, this episode gives off the western film atmosphere. The streaming of "'Girls und Panzer das Finale' Live Streaming Special Program Big Announcement Special!" has been decided at 7:00 PM, November 14, and it will feature the cast members. "Girls und Panzer das Finale" Episode 3 Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: December 24, 2021 (Friday) Digital Streaming will be available in advance on November 24, 2021 (Wednesday) Rental DVD will be released on January 26, 2022 (Wednesday) Latest OVA "Daikon War!" 【Cast】 Nishizumi Miho: Fuchigami Mai Takebe Saori: Kayano Ai Isuzu Hana: Ozaki Mami Akiyama Yukari: Nakagami Ikumi Reizei Mako: Iguchi Yuka Jean: Oonishi Saori Bell: Tadokoro Azusa Etc. 【Staff】 Director: Mizushima Tsutomu Script: Yoshida Reiko Chief Animation Director: Sugimoto Isao Animation Production: Actas "Girls und Panzer das Finale" Live Streaming Special Program Big Announcement Special! 【Date】 5:00 PM, November 14, 2021 (Sunday) ※The information on the streaming website will be announced on the official website on a later date 【Performers (Tentative)】 Fuchigami Mai (Voice of Nishizumi Miho), Kayano Ai (Voice of Takebe Saori), Ozaki Mami (Voice of Isuzu Hana), Nakagami Ikumi (Voice of Akiyama Yukari), Iguchi Yuka (Voice of Reizei Mako), Fukuen Misato (voice of Kadotani Anzu, MC) (C) GIRLS und PANZER Finale Projekt
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
The fan club of the popular anime "Osomatsu-san" celebrated its first anniversary this year. To celebrate this, an event called "Osomatsu-san FAN CLUB POP UP SHOP" is being held at Shibuya Marui (Shibuya, Tokyo). This event will be filled with a lot of content, such as the sale of goods featuring the sextuplets newly drawn for this event, display of cardboard cutouts, and even an exhibition for fan club members only. Also, if you sign up for a "Marui Epos card," you will not only receive valuable benefits, but you will also have the opportunity to enjoy the fireworks festival with the sextuplets...! "If I'm a fan of Osomatsu-san, I've got to go!" That's what I thought, so I went straight to Shibuya Marui to cover the event that would be the perfect way to end this summer, and I'd like to introduce it to you. ◆The "Osomatsu-san" newly drawn illustration goods are too cute! The "Osomatsu-san FAN CLUB POP UP SHOP" is being held at the event space on the 6th floor of Shibuya Marui from September 4 (Sat) to September 20 (Mon). As you take the escalator up to the 6th floor, you will be greeted by some panels of the event. On the screen, you can see the opening theme song of the third season "nice to NEET you!" (AOP) and the ending theme song "Max Charm Faces ~She is the best !!!!!! - " (Shuta Sueyoshi with Totoko Nya & the sextuplets of the Matsuno family) are playing on the screen, creating a happy space where you can immerse yourself in "Osomatsu-san" just by being there......☆ A large part of the floor is occupied by the goods corner. The illustrations were drawn especially for this event, and they're really cute! The sextuplets are wearing stylish set-ups in their assigned colors. In addition to acrylic stands, tin badges, and other items to decorate your room, there was also a rich lineup of tote bags for lunch, multi-cases, and other goods for everyday use. Also, goods from the "OMatsu-san Osomatsu-san x OIOI Matsu Meeting 2021" that was held until July of this year are now available again, so if you missed out on them, be sure to check them out! In the back, there were oversized cardboard cutouts with newly drawn illustrations. It was a little taller than my 163cm height, which was overwhelming. The visuals of the sextuplets, looking cooler and more casual than usual, were approved by the fans. In the comment space, there was this nice exchange about Todomatsu. Next to it, there was an exhibition space exclusively for fan club members. If you're curious about what's inside, please consider joining the fan club♪ ◆The "Matsuno Family's veranda-like porch" has appeared at Shibuya Marui! A fireworks festival that you and your favorite can enjoy together! The highlight of the event will be the "fireworks festival with the sextuplets" that I mentioned at the beginning. Once you sign up for the Epos card, you can get an invitation to the "Akatsuka-ku Fireworks Festival." Just read the QR code here and you're all set! Head to the veranda-like porch of the Matsuno house ....... The Matsuno family's veranda-like porch is currently replicated on the 6th floor of Shibuya Marui for a limited time. The veranda-like porch where the sextupulets were relaxing in the key visual of the second season of the anime has been faithfully recreated. Once you sit down there and click on the video play button at the end of the QR code…... the world of Osomatsu-san is right in front of your eyes― You and your "favorite Matsu" will be alone on the veranda-like porch in the evening darkness. This time, we're going to show a part of the demo just for you! As you can see from the image, it's a video that you can enjoy alone with your "favorite". The videos that you can see from the QR code on the invitation ticket are the demo, but the full version will be released at a later date (*scheduled for mid-September). There are six videos in all, and you can enjoy "encounters" with each of the six, but the best part is that they're all fully voiced! Don't miss out on this opportunity to hear the voices of Sakurai Takahiro, Nakamura Yuichi, Kamiya Hiroshi, Fukuyama Jun, Ono Daisuke, Irino Miyu, and the rest of the gorgeous voice actors. For your information, a "luxury version" (6 types in total) that allows you to watch the fireworks with the sextupulets in AR using the HoloModels, smartphone AR application, will also be available at a later date. Furthermore, all videos can be viewed not only by new Epos card members but also by Osomatsu-san fan club members. You can also watch them at home, so please enjoy them whenever and wherever you like♪ ◆Too gorgeous! There are many benefits of "Osomatsu-san" for Epos card members. In addition to the above, there are many other great benefits for fans of "Osomatsu-san" if you sign up for an Epos Card now! First of all, there are two types of card designs exclusively for Osomatsu-san, with cute and pop designs that will make you excited just to have them. Also, if you spend a cumulative total of 6,666 JPY or more including tax within two months of becoming an Epos card member, you will receive an "Osomatsu-san Glitter Phantom Eco Bag" (not for sale). Also, if you spend a total of 66,666 JPY or more on shopping within 6 months, you will receive an "Osomatsu-san Matsuno Family Sextupulets Acrylic Stand" (not for sale). And those who purchase 3,000 JPY or more including tax at the event store and settle their bill or show their Epos card can participate in a lottery to win a clear poster or bookmark once per bill. Fan club members can participate in the lottery one more time by showing their membership card or member My Page. The "Osomatsu-san FAN CLUB POP UP SHOP" has so much to offer that fans of "Osomatsu-san" definitely don't want to miss it, so why don't you create your own memories for the summer of 2021 with the sextupulets?
A live-action movie from the ‘Mr. Osomatsu’ series was announced. ‘Mr. Osomatsu’ is an anime series based on the comedy manga by Fujio Akatsuka that started airing in October 2015. Snow Man stars in the movie. ‘Mr. Osomatsu’ centers on the sextuplets of the Matsuno Family who are lazy, NEETs, virgins, but somehow loveable. With the unpredictable storyline, the phenomenal anime series gained so much popularity that it was nominated for the 2016 Buzzwords Award. ‘Mr. Osomatsu’ so far has had three seasons, an anime movie in 2016, and a 2.5-dimensional stage play. To commemorate its 6th anniversary, a new anime series in 2022, a limited anime movie in 2023, and this time, and the live-action movie was announced this time. Snow Man, who stars in the movie, is a group known for its dance and acrobatics skills. Osomatsu will be played by Koji Mukai, Karamatsu by Hikaru Iwamoto, Choromatsu by Ren Meguro, Ichimatsu by Tatsuya Fukazawa, Jyushimatsu by Daisuke Sakuma, and Todomatsu by Raul. In addition, there will be three original characters: End played by Shota Watanabe, Close by Ryohei Abe, and Period by Ryota Miyadate. The direction is by Tsutomu Hanabusa, a director known for anime live-action movies such as ‘Tokyo Revengers’, ‘Heroine Shikkaku’, and ‘Kakegurui The Movie’. Along with the announcement, the producer and Iwamoto, the leader of Snow Man, made comments. There is also a commemoration video on Snow Man’s official YouTube channel. The release date of ‘Mr. Osomatsu The Movie’ is planned for Spring 2022. Let’s look forward to how the movie turns out with live-action effects. ■ Comments Hikaru Iwamoto (Leader of Snow Man) “What?! There will be a ‘Mr.Osomatsu’ live-action movie?” Since ‘Mr. Osomatsu’ is one of our favorite works, we were very happy to hear about the news but also thought “What do we do?” at the same time, haha. We had a script reading the other day, and it might have been the funniest script reading I have ever experienced. It was my first time laughing to see other members playing although it wasn’t a scene I was in. I am excited about everything and cannot wait for the filming to start. Since I will not be able to see the filming of the scenes I am not in, I am looking forward to seeing how different the movie turns out compared to the original script, especially the scenes I laughed at during the script reading. I’m sure we will be able to make a funny and enjoyable movie for ‘Mr. Osomatsu’ fans, Snow Man fans, and even for people who do not know Snow Man. We will enjoy the filming ourselves so that we can make an enjoyable movie! Daiki Sugawara (Producer) During the anime series, I looked forward to the new episode every week. I liked how the anime was fully dedicated to various kinds of “laughter”, centering on the relationship among the sextuplets. I also liked that it was an anime that allows you to empty your thoughts and just laugh in the middle of the night, haha. The main reason I decided to make this live-action movie was due to the situation with the COVID-19 pandemic. I wanted to make a movie that allows people to forget about their negative thoughts for a moment and just focus on laughing, and I thought this was the now-or-never chance. For Snow Man, I had the opportunity to watch their videos on YouTube and thought their heart-warming interactions and strong bond were just like “brothers”. On top of that, they have a great sense of humor, which convinced me that I would make a great movie with them. I hope to make a movie that is enjoyable and laughable for both ‘Mr.Osomatsu’ and ‘Snow Man’ fans, and also for people who hear about ‘Mr.Osomatsu’ for the first time with this announcement. Please look forward to the movie release! （C）’Mr. Osomatsu The Movie’ Production Committee 2022 （C）Fujio Akatsuka / Mr.Osomatsu Production Committee
As a collaboration between the TV anime "Osomatsu-san" and "Shirokuma Cafe", "Sega Collaboration Cafe Osomatsu-san x Shirokuma Cafe" will open at Sega Collaboration Cafe Ikebukuro GiGO in Tokyo and Sega Collaboration Cafe Namba Sennichimae in Osaka for a limited time. It will be held from July 10 to September 12. During the period of "SEGA Collaboration Cafe Osomatsu-san x Shirokuma Cafe", you can enjoy original food, dessert and drink inspired by the characters of "Osomatsu-san" and "Shirokuma Cafe". A total of 12 drink menus will be available throughout the period. For the first term from July 10 to July 30, "Osomatsu & Shirokuma-kun's Curry Rice with Frankfurter" and "Osomatsu-san: Salmon and Ume Transmitted Directly! Oishii Yakisoba" for food menu, and for dessert menu, "Osomatsu-san x Shirokuma Cafe Tropical Dessert Plate" and "Choromatsu & Penguin's Watermelon-like Parfait" will be offered. Also, you can receive a limited novelty with each order of the original menu. A "drink coaster" will be offered for each drink menu item, and a "food bromide" will be offered for each food or dessert menu item. Don't miss the "Premium Pair Seat Limited Tin Badge", which is a special offer for the "Premium Pair Seat" for two people. In addition, a number of original goods exclusive to the Sega Collaboration Cafe will also be available. "Hologram tin badge - Sea House ver.~", "Big acrylic stand - Sea House ver.~", "Deformed tin badge - Sea House ver.~", "Deformed acrylic key chain with stand - Sea House ver.~", "Art panel - Sea House ver.~", "Deformed tin badge - Soft ice cream ver.~", "Deformed acrylic key chain with stand - Soft ice cream ver.~", and "Deformed Acrylic Key Ring with Stand ~Soft Ice Cream ver.~", etc. will be sold, so fans should check them out as well. "Sega Collaboration Cafe Osomatsu-san x Shirokuma Cafe" will be held at Sega Ikebukuro GiGO B2F and Sega Collaboration Cafe Namba Sennichimae from July 10 to September 12. (C) Akatsuka Fujio / Osomatsu-san Production Committee (C) Higaaloha / Shirokuma Cafe Production Committee 2012 (C) GENDA SEGA Entertainment Inc.
“Animedia” July Vol., marking the 40th anniversary, was released on June 10, 2021. The front cover and feature page is “Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba”, and the back cover is “Osomatsu-san”. Original illustrations of Rengoku-san, Tanjirou, and Akaza from “Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba” are the symbol of this volume. Hanae Natsuki, Kitou Akari, Shimono Hiro, Matsuoka Yoshitsugu, Hino Satoru, Hirakawa Daisuke, and Ishida Akira, the actors of “Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba”, talked about “Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba the Movie: Infinity Train”. In “Which outfit charms you SHOW? Yukata or Swimsuit?”, “Hetalia World★Stars”, “Pokemon”, and “Umamusume Pretty Darby Season 2” are included in the line-up. The serialization project “Backet News”, which picks up the smartphone app “World End Heroes”. Moreover, a collaboration of 81 Produce and Animedia, both marking the 40th anniversary, has been held. The voice actors Seki Toshihiko and Hatano Wataru appeared and talked about “40 years spent together”. Other than these programs, there are articles related to the 40th anniversary that made Animedia attractive. The magazine gift includes a clear file of “Pokemon” and B3-sized poster of “Mao Dao Zu Shi” and “Umamusume Pretty Darby Season 2”. The 40th anniversary celebration volume/July Volume of “Animedia” was released on June 10, 2021 at bookstores, Amazon, Rakuten Books, and other online stores. Price is 1,070 JPY (tax included).
Voice actor SakuraiTakahiro, known for "Mr. Osomatsu" (Osomatsu Matsuno), "Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba" (Tomioka Giyuu), "Jujutsu Kaisen" (Getou Suguru), "FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE" (Cloud Strife), and other, publishes his first book of essays. It will be released on October 28, 2021. This book is the first collection of essays written by a 47-year-old analog voice actor, who has appeared in many popular titles but remains a mystery without even running SNS. It contains the "Work Theory" of the active voice actor, so it is something that young voice actors should read to learn something about life. "Voice Actor" is now becoming a profession that is attracting attention from non-anime fans. But the author who stepped into this world 26 years ago and seems to have a brilliant career, had gone through an urban legend of a colorful and cruel world. It also includes his personal history of a boy who was born and raised in a rice shop in Aichi prefecture and decided to become a voice actor. Please take a look at the "real voice" that is spelled for the first time at the milestone of the 25th anniversary of his debut. "47-sai, Madamada Bouya (47 years old, but still a boy)" will be released at each bookstore on October 28. E-books will also be delivered on the same day. ◆ Bibliographic information "47 years old, but still a boy" ◆ Synopsis Doesn't matter how old they are, men are always boys. I love games and records, and stay up till night watching Youtube and drinking. After repeating "Just 5 more minutes" 5 times, I leave the futon and go to the studio. What is the reason for a popular voice actor who has never done SNS and never revealed his true intentions now struggles with the manuscript in between schedules? In addition to "The Cry of Sakurai Takahiro" serialized in "Role Playing Glasses" the magazine "Da Vinci", "hm3", and others, "Shippitsu Shuzai (Coverage in Writing)" that was conducted in Okazaki City, Aichi Prefecture, for this book is also included! Author: Sakurai Takahiro Release: Thursday, October 28, 2021 * E-book will be delivered on the same day List price: 1,600 JPY + tax Appearance: Approximately 7 by 4.5 inches in size Number of pages: 200 pages Binding: Kawana Jun Photo: Yamaguchi Hiroyuki ISBN: 9784046809308 Issued by: KADOKAWA Co., Ltd.
June 13 is Sakurai Takahiro's birthday. Sakurai Takahiro debuted as a voice actor in the 1990s. He won the Overseas Fan Award at the 6th Seiyuu Awards. In the new TV anime spring season 2021, he appeared in many titles, including "The Saint’s Magic Power Is Omnipotent", "Seven Knights Revolution: Hero Successor", and "Backflip!!". And the movie "Knights of Sidonia: Ai Tsumugu Hoshi" is on a big screen now. Therefore, to celebrate Sakurai Takahiro's birthday, we conducted an annual reader's survey "Who is your favorite character played by Sakurai Takahiro?". We received responses from 2,896 people during the survey period from June 2 to June 9. The male-female ratio is about 15% for males and about 85% for females. About 40% of the age group were teens, about 25% were in their 20s, and about 20% in their 30s. ■ Reliable characters are ranked high! 1st place 1st place goes to Tomioka Giyuu from "Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba" with an approval rating of about 11%, ranked up from 3rd place last year. The passionate performance even with few lines attracted many fans, "He is a quiet person who doesn't talk much, but he is kind, cares about his friends and all that is really nice.", and "You can feel burning passion even in the calm voice, which is perfect matches to Giyuu-san." Memorable lines are another reason for the popularity, "His powerful words stole my heart, 'Don't let others control your life and death!'" The character from the super popular series, the new release of which soon will be on air, is topping the list. 2nd place 2nd place goes to Osomatsu Matsuno from "Mr. Osomatsu" with an approval rating of about 9%, down one place from last year's top. The gap from the usual performances gained attention, "An older brother who looks sloppy, but he really cares about his brother. I like how the eldest son comes to help in case of an emergency.", and "His performance of the calm person with a very warm and soft voice easies my mind when I hear it. Osomatsu-san performance in various situations is amazing." Someone commented on voices and interactions between characters, "I like the fact that he puts the unique cast member together just like the eldest son." 3rd place 3rd place goes to Miyuki Kazuya from "Ace of Diamond" with an approval rating of about 6%, up from 5th place last year. Reliable senpais are topping the list, "The key person of Seido High School! A catcher who pulls the pitchers and has an overwhelming presence in terms of batting. The appearance of 2nd-year student who works hard until 3rd-year is really strong and cool.", and "Although he is usually easygoing, he is passionate more than anyone else about baseball and can inspire people around. Sakurai-san's acting makes it even more attractive, like acting of secretly showing expectations for the main character." ■ Let's introduce other comments! For Arataka Reigen from"Mob Psycho 100", "It is a strange and shady character, but the difference is beautifully expressed and I was overwhelmed." About Kururugi Suzaku from "Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion", "Sakurai-san's calm voice gives a sense of justice, and the contrast between justice and evil with the main character Lelouch was vivid." For Shibuya Yuuri from "Kyo Kara Maoh!", "At first, he seems a cute and energetic boy, but as he grows up, he becomes calm and has a strong core as a demon king. It is wonderful to enjoy various voice expressions in one role" About Geto Suguru from "Jujutsu Kaisen", "The feeling of not being able to catch it hearty is perfect for Sakurai-san's play! I'm looking forward to the movie." In this survey, reliable characters such as seniors and eldest sons ranked high in the top three. In the top 20, not only humans but also animal characters have appeared. ■ Ranking Top 20 "Who is your favorite character played by Sakurai Takahiro? 2021 Edition" 1st place Tomioka Giyuu "Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba" 2nd place Osomatsu Matsuno "Mr. Osomatsu" 3rd place Miyuki Kazuya "Ace of Diamond" 4th place Cloud Strife "Final Fantasy VII Advent Children" 5th place Makishima Shougo "PSYCHO-PASS" 6th place Arataka Reigana "Mob Psycho 100" 7th place Geto Suguru "Jujutsu Kaisen" 8th place Rohan Kishibe "JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Diamond Is Unbreakable" "Rohan Kishibe Doesn't Move" 9th place Kururugi Suzaku "Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion" 10th place Kusuriuri "Ayakashi: Samurai Horror Tales" "Monono Kai" 11th place Takamine Kiyo "Zatch Bell!" 12th place Oshino Meme " Series" 13th place Shibuya Yuuri "Kyo Kara Maoh!" 14th place Polar bear "Shirokuma Cafe" 15th place Merlin "Fate / Grand Order -Absolute Demon Beast Front Babylonia" 16th place Saito Shimaru "Gintama" 17th place Asbel Lhant "Tales of Graces" 18th place Mukami Ruki "DIABOLIK LOVERS" 19th place Kanda Yu "D.Gray-man" 20th place Takahashi Misaki "Junjo Romantica" (Response period: June 2 to June 9, 2021) * This survey is part of a survey of readers' awareness of "current interest in and attention to anime works and characters." Regarding the results, we do not intend to decide the superiority or inferiority of any character or work. We hope that this article will help you to get to know new works and characters, and to deepen your understanding and interest.
The stage event of the TV anime "Mr. Osomatsu" season 3 was held on the Avex Pictures Booth Stage on "AnimeJapan 2021" that was held online on March 28, 2021. Sakurai Takahiro as Osomatsu and Kamiya Hiroshi as Choromatsu both appeared in the jacket of each character's color, and have a special talk prior to the finale episode. TV anime "Mr. Osomatsu" season 3 that started broadcast in October 2020 has ended in episode 25 on March 29. The first topic is the most impressive episode. The episode that Sakurai recommended is episode 17 "Imoni". It was supposed to be a story about them cooking the thick potato, but they ended up becoming a thick potato in the end. Toward Sakurai-san comment of "I love how I get the feeling of Osomatsu from this", Kamiya-san retorted "There is no scarier story than that". The chosen episode of Kamiya is episode 15 "Cosplaymatsu". The reason is because of the pitiful appearance of Osomatsu Oji-san acted by Sakurai and the Quintuplets that is role-playing as children. Sakurai mentioned that this is an episode that got people saying "This is an accomplished by all the team members on the field". The next corner is "Osomatsu's Case Files". The true worth of Mr. Osomatsu" is the comedy, but season 3 contains a lot of episodes involving Osomatsu and Choromatsu. Episode 18 "Just Don't", episode 15 "Cosplaymatsu", episode 23 "Friend", and others were chosen by the audiences as the "This is a case!" and popular episodes as most of it is featured Choromatsu being teased. However, toward the question "What's your recent event?", Kamiya mentioned that recording session involved less people due to coronavirus while Sakurai told how he almost die after tripping on a low step. After that, the corner "Oekaki Senshuukken (The best drawer)" featuring Sakurai and Kamiya drawing their own character was held. Within the time limit of 1 minute, Sakurai had revealed "F6 Osomatsu" while Kamiya had revealed Choromatsu. Their illustration was praised by the audiences, and after both of them signed on the illustration, it will be used as a lottery prize among the Mr. Osomatsu fan-club members. The last corner is the talk on the final episode after reviewing the past "Mr. Osomatsu", such as season 1, season 2, and the film. While mentioning about the "Big prediction on the finale of season 3 campaign", the corner got to hype up by the predictions by the cast members and the audiences. Mostly of the cast members and audiences predicted that it will end with a "death explosion". So, do check out the final episode of "Mr. Osomatsu" season 3 that was broadcast on March 29. The final episode/ episode 25 of the TV anime "Mr. Osomatsu" was broadcast at 1:35 AM, on March 29, on TV Tokyo, TV Aichi, and TV Osaka. Also, the streaming of the stage event can be seen in the archive until April 4. (C) Akatsuka Fujio/ Mr. Osomatsu Production Committee
"Sword Art Online Progressive: Aria of a Starless Night" will be released on Saturday, October 30. To commemorate the release of this work, we at Anime!Anime! interviewed Tomatsu Haruka, who plays the main character Asuna, and Minase Inori, who plays the new character Mito.
Voice actors/actresses have expanded the field of their work from playing a role in anime to appearing in TV programs and events, and being active as an artist. Meanwhile, celebrating their birthday on the radio, events, and social media is now a common event among fans. In this article, Anime!Anime! will introduce the voice actors/actresses who are most recently celebrating their birthdays. Today, we picked up the voice actors/actresses who are celebrating their birthdays from October 18 to 24. October 18 Nakatsukasa Yuka-san Fujimaki Eriko-san Yasuhara Reiko-san Kurumado Akiko-san Nomizu Iori-san Sakurai Chihiro-san Asakura Ayumu-san Ito Kento-san Konno Jun-san Wakamoto Norio-san Motegi Masaru-san Shiraishi Minoru-san Mitsuya Yuji-san Onoue Tsubasa-san October 19 Aoki Sayaka-san Fujita Saki-san Mitani Shoko-san nobuko-san LaSalle Ishii-san Sato Ginpei-san Aoba Gou-san Kono Tomoyuki-san Enoki Junya-san Matsuda Yoji-san October 20 Tomizawa Michie-san Yamaguchi Rie-san Nakamura Kimiko-san Kosuge Mami-san Hagimori Junko-san Matsuoka Yoko-san Tsuji Shinpachi-san Tochika Koichi-san Hishiya Koji-san Nishimatsu Kazuhiko-san Aomori Shin-san Chikada Wasei-san Zaima Kenta-san October 21 Ito Miki-san Natsume Rinko-san Samukawa Honoka-san Morisawa Fumi-san Kajita Yuuki-san Sakurai Harumi-san Horii Chisa-san Morita Masakazu-san Date Tadanori-san Hasegawa Yoshiaki-san Sato Kota-san Hosokawa Yoshihisa-san Kishino Yukimasa-san October 22 Maruyama Hiroko-san Matsukane Yoneko-san Hosokoshi Michiko-san Masuoka Taro-san Amasaki Kohei-san October 23 Hirano Kanako-san Nagahira Shoko-san Ikebe Kumiko-san Jinya Haruka-san Kato Tsubasa-san Takumi Yasuaki-san Sato Yudai-san Kinoshita Hiroyuki-san Suzuki Mizuho-san Uemura Yuto-san October 24 Miyajima Hitomi-san Numa Yuuka-san Sato Miyuki-san Kojima Megumi-san Sakuragawa Megu-san Sakaguchi Tetsuo-san Oikawa Mitsuhiro-san Muraji Manabu-san Iida Toshinobu-san Okamoto Nobuhiko-san Takemura Hitoshi-san Matsumura Takeshi-san Nakagi Ryuji-san Happy birthday, everyone!
The recital program "World Cultural Heritage Shimogamo Shrine Kamo no Ne 2nd Night 'Yomigaeri'" was held on October 16, 2021, at Shimogamo Shrine, Kyoto. It featured a funny and sad story with unpredictable development of the 4 siblings voiced by Kishio Daisuke, Shimono Hiro, Maeno Tomoaki, and Shimazaki Nobunaga, and the gesture of the audience sniffing or rubbing their eye can be seen. "Kamo no Ne" is a recital that is being held at the world cultural heritage, Shimogamo Shrine, and it will be held for the 2nd time. The recital featured content that can only be experienced with the original story that fully makes use of the location, which is Shimogamo Shrine. The recital started with the narration of the folklore of Shimogamo Shrine "Ninuri-ya Densetsu" by Nozawa, followed by the appearance of Kishio Daisuke, Shimono Hiro, Maeno Tomoaki, and Shimazaki Nobunaga in the traditional Japanese clothing. The role compositions of the story were Kishio with 4 roles as "Takumi (Eldest Son), Umemoto, Sage, Young Child (1)", Shimono with 3 roles as "Kousuke (2nd Son), Hero, Young Child (2)", Maeno with 4 roles as "Yuji (3rd Son, Rurikawa, Warrior, Young Child (3)", and Shimazaki as "Shintarou (4th Son)". The scripts that were written by the 4th son Shintarou voiced by Shimazaki revolved around Kishio as the eldest son Takumi, Shimono as the 2nd son Kousuke, and Maeno as the 3rd son Shintarou. Then, there was a situation of the radio program that invited laughter due to the odd pairing of the radio personality Rurikawa, and the traffic conveying information center Umemoto. After that, there was an adventure fantasy story about the 3-man party (Sage, Hero, and Warrior) trying to escape from the enemy barrier, but due to their detailed personality, it invited disaster instead, and the story about the young children talking about their dreams that were out of the expectation of the adults. All of these variety contents were voiced by the three people. At a glance, the scripts by the 4th son don't seem to have any connections, but when it was revealed that that the script is filled with the scattered childhood memories of the siblings, the atmosphere of the stories immediately changed. Why did the 4th son write these scripts, why are the childhood memories of the siblings being scattered, why doesn't the scripts featured the 4th son, why were the 3 siblings being featured in the script of the 4th son...? During the second half of the program, the turbulent development of revealing the foreshadow of the story that solves those questions had taken the audience's breath away. Then, as soon as the recital has ended with laughter and tears, it started to rain as if it was waiting for the end. The curtain of this recital, which was enhanced by the stage at Shimogamo Shrine, the lineup of cast members, ending song, as well as the sky pattern, descended with the applause of the audience.
October 19 is Enoki Junya-san's birthday. He debuted in the 2010s. In 2021, he is playing the main characters in many titles, including "Cells at Work! Code Black", "SSSS.Dynazenon", and "Girlfriend, Girlfriend". For the dubbed versions of Western films, he continues to play the role of Peter Parker in "Spider‑Man: No Way Home". He is also active in various media such as stage plays and radio. To celebrate his birthday, we conducted an annual readers' survey, "Who is your favorite character played by Enoki Junya-san?". There were 320 votes during the survey period from October 6 to 13. For the gender ratio, the females were the majority with about 85% while the males were about 15%. For the age distribution, we received the majority of responses from readers of young ages: about 45% were teens, and about 25% were in their 20s. ■The ranking has changed from last year! The latest titles are standing out. 1st Place 1st place went to Itadori Yuji from "Jujutsu Kaisen". The support rating was about 38%, and he has moved up from 2nd place that he had won last year. The readers said that they were able to empathize with the characters thanks to Enoki-san's acting. The received comments include, "An ordinary high school student gets involved in battles as a sorcerer. Enoki-san skillfully expresses the subtleties, delicacy, and audacity of the character's heart. Enoki-san doesn't try too hard to put emotions into his acting, which ended up expressing the real sorrow and struggles in a straightforward manner", "Even though Enoki-san sometimes passionately plays the character just like other protagonists, he also plays in a calmer way, which makes the character look more genuine. I could feel Yuji's humanity and got drawn into the story." The prequel titled "Jujutsu Kaisen 0" is scheduled to premiere on December 24. The series is currently bubbling with excitement. 2nd Place 2nd place went to Maita Rui from "The Idolmaster: SideM". The support rating was about 9%, and he has dropped from the top that he had won last year. He is an idol that used to be an English teacher. The received comments include, "He is one of the characters that Enoki-san has been playing for years. He is so bright and positive that he makes everyone around him happy. I don't know how many times I got energized by his cheerful voice and songs. The latest application game 'GROWING STARS' has been launched in October. I want to continue supporting Maita Rui-kun played by Enoki-san from now on" and "He is a fun idol to watch as he sometimes speaks in English and shows rich expressions and reactions. Enoki-san is usually calm, but when he is singing and dancing with a shiny smile as Maita Rui is '315*'!". Many readers said that they were introduced by this title to Enoki-san. *"315" literally means "wonderful" and "fantastic". 3rd Place 3rd place went to Yuzaki Nasa from "Fly Me to the Moon". The support rating was about 5%, and he has moved up from the 4th place that he had won last year. Nasa is the protagonist of this work. He fell in love with Tsukasa, a girl who suddenly appeared, at first sight, and began their married life. The received comments include, "Enoki-san's voice perfectly matched Nasa, who is smart, gentle yet still not perfect. I like how natural it is", "His name NASA is a burden on him, and he puts in maximum effort on studying. I like his honesty and how he works hard on everything", and "The newly-married life with Tsukasa-chan was so naive and cute". The depiction of his sweet everyday life and efforts attracted a lot of fans. ■Let's introduce other comments!! Kiba Shion "Cardfight!! Vanguard G" "Shion-kun has experienced his harsh life through a long broadcast period. His feelings are brought out by Enoki-san's voice even more, which was impressive." Red Blood Cell (AA2153) "Cells at Work! Code Black" "Even though he is a vulnerable existence in that he only carries oxygen without being able to fight against, he shows his strong spirit to face hardship. Especially the painful expression of the scene where he despairs and cries out was amazing!" Asanaka Yomogi "SSSS.Dynazenon" "Enoki-san played, with realistic breathing, the ordinary high school student, who was passively living his life without any purpose but was gradually growing up through experiencing extraordinary occurrences. I am always impressed by Enoki-san's realistic acting." Mukai Naoya "Girlfriend, Girlfriend" "Among the titles released in 2021, he is the one! Except for battles, I have never heard such tense and ridiculous voice acting of Enoki-san. The dialogue with voice actresses was also pleasant, and I enjoyed it every week. I am looking forward to the 2nd season!" The titles released this year are also popular. In the survey 2021, Itadori Yuji from the blockbuster "Jujutsu Kaisen" is topping the list by a huge margin. The titles released in 2020 and 2021 are standing out at the top, which makes us smell a drastic change coming next year. ■Ranking Top 20 －Who is your favorite character played by Enoki Junya-san? 2021 Edition－ 1. Itadori Yuji "Jujutsu Kaisen" 2. Maita Rui "The Idolmaster: SideM" 3. Yuzaki Nasa "Fly Me to the Moon" 4. Pannacotta Fugo "JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Golden Wind" 5. Red Blood Cell (AA2153) "Cells at Work! Code Black" 6. Asanaka Yomogi "SSSS.Dynazenon" 6. Hoshino Ryo "The Millionaire Detective Balance: UNLIMITED" 8. Spider-Man / Peter Parker "Spider-Man: Homecomin", etc. 8. Horikawa Kunihiro "Touken Ranbu -ONLINE-" 10. Kiba Shion "Cardfight!! Vanguard G" 11. Inui Seishu "Tokyo Revengers" 12. Kurata Takezo "Kono Oto Tomare! Sounds of Life" 12. Shimoda "Heaven's Design Team" 12. Jack "Beasters" 12. Tsukumo Rei "Young Disease Outburst Boy" 12. Higurashi Sota "Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon" 12. Mukai Naoya "Girlfriend, Girlfriend" 12. Rengoku Senjuro "Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba the Movie: Mugen Train" 19. Keisaiin F Ryuki "Cupid Parasite" 19. Kojo Arata "On Air!" 19. Sakishima Kagami "Scar on the Praeter" 19. Takaishi Takeru "Digimon Adventure tri." 19. Tamaru Kai "Koi to Yobu ni wa Kimochi Warui" 19. Miki Nozomu "Dankira!!! - Boys, be DANCING! -" 19. Yuito Sumeragi "SCARLET NEXUS" 19. Jona Basta "Mobile Suit Gundam Narrative" (Survey Period: October 6 – 13, 2021) *This survey is intended to research the readers' "interest in anime and characters today". It is not intended to discuss the relative merits of each character nor work. I would be glad if this article can help you develop an understanding and interest in anime and characters.
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.