「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.
“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.
Last time, Anime! Anime! presented the second part of the interview project with the original author and editor of "Isekai (Fantasy) Fantasy Bishoujo Juniku Ojisan to", which also won 1st place in the Access ranking! This time, it is an interview with Tsurusaki Yuu, who is in charge of the story of this work, a.k.a. "Ojiisan Fa Bimeiku", and we talked about its "distorted nature" and "interesting because the setting is crazy"! This work is an original manga serialized in the manga app "Cycomics" operated by "Cygames", which has been producing hit titles such as "Uma Musume Pretty Derby". This manga has some harsh words in the title, but with the support of enthusiastic fans, this popular title received an anime adaptation only after a year and a half after the serialization has been started! We will approach the original author's thoughts on animation and ambitions at the time of planning the popular "Fantasy Bishoujo Juniku Ojisan to"! "I'm glad" that an anime adaptation has been decided and "I think my nature was recognized by the world." ――First of all, please tell us your feelings when an anime adaptation has been decided. Tsurusaki: To be honest, "relieved" is the best. Actually, there was a discussion about animating my other manga before, but in the end, it got stuck... When I heard from the editor in charge that "An anime project has been brought in" this time, I wasn't expecting much because it might be posh again at first. Then, from the place when it was said "The probability of the release os about 30%", it gradually increased to 50% and 70%, and finally, the animation has been announced. At the time of the cast audition, when I heard how voice actors read their lines, I was very embarrassed, but I finally realized it little by little (laughs). ――At the beginning of the series, it was commented that "I want to distort someone's nature", but now that the animation has been announced, has that ambition come true? Tsurusaki: Certainly, I thought "I want to distort someone's nature" (laughs). * Episode 1 Author's comment The niche work "A slapstick romantic comedy of a 32-year-old adult man who incarnates the body of a beautiful girl in a different world and his best friend, a 32-year-old classmate who is an ideal man in glasses" has reached the point of an anime adaptation. I'm starting to think, "Wasn't it the goal?" (Laughs) ――Certainly, even now when the cast has not been announced (at the time of the interview), considering that there are more than 2000 followers on the official account, it may be distorting the nature of quite a lot of people. "Fantasy Bishoujo Juniku Ojisan to" is "The story of the heroes of the same generation sent by the team of the same generation." ――This time, let's talk about the outline of "Fantasy Bishoujo Juniku Ojisan to". The main characters, Tachibana and Jinguji, are 32 years old, so why did you set this age? Tsurusaki: Actually, since I'm about the same age when characters talk, it's easiest to imagine what they are talking about because I'm the same age myself. By the way, Ikezawa-san, the illustrator, and Ada-san, the editor in charge, are all of the same age. Perhaps because it is made by such a team of the same generation, it seems that the fans of "Fantasy Bishoujo Juniku Ojisan to" are also that old. And in fact, the background of people who are in charge of the manga and people who are in charge of the anime "Fantasy Bishoujo Juniku Ojisan to" are of the same generation (laughs). ――It really feels like a story of the main characters of the same generation by a team of the same generation! Speaking of settings, this work is quite unique among isekai titles, so please tell us the story about how this project was born! Tsurusaki: When I was discussing a new project with the editor in charge, I was asked, "Is there something in an isekai genre?" Speaking of genres, "Fantasy Bishoujo Juniku Ojisan to" is a romantic comedy, but I think I would never have released it if I was told, "Please give me a romantic comedy" (laughs). However, at first, I was reluctant to edit. When I was asked "Are there any catchphrases?", and said, "Well... a beautiful girl in a different world, old man...?" Since then, it has been serialized, and thanks to everyone, it has been well received from the beginning, but since there is no precedent for other works in terms of such setting, it is not possible to refer to something as a model. So I am experiencing the pain creating every chapter. ――Please tell us if there is a character set that Tsurusaki-san thought about, or if there is a character that behaves differently than originally expected! Tsurusaki: Well, as for the creating process, Tachibana is a character that many people, including myself, can easily empathize with, and Jinguji is a character that no one can empathize with. The character who made unexpected movements is Shuba-kun. Originally I intended to make him an underdog, but on the contrary, he has become a puppy character-like, energetic Wanwan (laughs). It wasn't like that in the initial assumption. But it's easy to move and I've grown more than I expected. On the contrary, it is Lu (the head of the elves) who does not change. My dream, when I was in elementary school, was to be a "manga artist", and when I realized it, I became an anime author together with my spouse. ――This time, I would like to ask you a little more private part. Tsurusaki-sensei, did you originally like anime? Tsurusaki: Well, I've always liked anime. My parents used to play NES when I was a child, so I played games all the time. From there, I was derived between manga and anime. When I was in elementary school, I wanted to be a manga artist. ――In terms of anime, what kind of work do you like? Tsurusaki: After all, "Neon Genesis Evangelion" is the best. Also, my personal favorites are "Haibane Renmei", "Cowboy Bebop", and "Rurouni Kenshin: Reflection". Recently, I also like season 1 of the anime "Rage of Bahamut"! ――Tsurusaki-sensei, who loves such masterpiece anime titles, can become the original anime author! By the way, what kind of encounter did you have with Ikezawa-sensei, who is in charge of drawing "Fantasy Bishoujo Juniku Ojisan to"? Tsurusaki: Actually, Ikezawa-sensei and I were classmates at the vocational school. I've loved Ikezawa-sensei's paintings since that time, and in a nutshell, the 3D effect was fascinating. Do you say that there is a vividness of standing in the world of the painting? I was aiming for a picture of that kind of style, but couldn't reach it. In that sense, I longed for it. I also like Ikezawa-sensei's paintings, but I simply fell in love with Ikezawa-sensei when I was a student... Then he confessed and we started dating, and now we are writing manga as a married couple. ――You two are a married couple! It's wonderful to be anime authors as a couple now because of your relationship since you were students! Is there any scene you are looking forward to about the anime adaptation of "Fantasy Bishoujo Juniku Ojisan to" made by these two people? Tsurusaki: Speaking of fun scenes, there is a scene where Jinguji says a long line in the part recorded in the 5th volume of the comic, but I'm really looking forward to how it will be animated I'm also looking forward to seeing what the OP and ED will look like! The next goals are "Season 2, animated movie, game!" ――The serialization by Cycomics has been announced, and the anime adaptation will be released. What is your next goal? Tsurusaki: After all, it is about "Fantasy Bishoujo Juniku Ojisan to" receiving season 2 of anime and an animated movie. I'm wondering if there will be a game after that. There aren't enough characters for "Fantasy Bishoujo Juniku Ojisan to" alone, so I wonder if we can collaborate with other works by connecting with Cygames! ――Finally, please give a message to your fans! Tsurusaki: Thank you for your continued support! ――Thank you very much! ―――― "Fantasy Bishoujo Juniku Ojisan to" is on the manga app "Cycomics". Comics 1 to 4 volumes are also on sale. Volume 5 has been released on October 18. Information about anime is being posted on official Twitter at any time. PV, teaser visual, main cast, etc. are released at 08:00 P.M. on October 18. You can also read one volume of comics for free just now. If you are interested in this article, download the app. In that case, please check the comments of the fans! Please also enjoy the article about "animation strategy" by Mr. Ada, who is in charge of editing the previous "Uncle Fa Bimeiku". The final next time will be an interview with IkezawaShin, who is in charge of drawing "Fantasy Bishoujo Juniku Ojisan to"! Please look forward to this too! !!
From the “Space Battleship Yamato” series, a trailer for “Space Battleship Yamato 2205: A New Voyage: Part Ⅱ -STASHA-” has been released. Along with that, a production staff interview video “Aratachi no Naritachi (How “A New Voyage” was Born)” was also released. In the video, the staff including the director Kenji Yasuda talks about their passion for the film. “Space Battleship Yamato 2205: A New Voyage” is a completely new film based on “Space Battleship Yamato: A New Voyage,” an exclusive TV program broadcasted in 1979. The film portrays Yamato’s new voyage with its new head Susumu Kodai, disclosing two chapters. The former chapter “Part Ⅰ -TAKE OFF-” was screened on October 8th. The film was also released through Blu-ray special limited edition and Electronic Sell Through on the same day. The trailer for “PART Ⅱ -STASHA-” allows the fans to take a peek at the film, which will be on the screen and other streaming services from February 4th, 2022. In the interview video “Aratachi no Naritachi,” the production staff including Kenji Yasuda (director), Harutoshi Fukui (scriptwriter and organizer), Junichiro Tamamori (mechanical design), Mika Akitaka (mechanical design), Kio Edamatsu (prop design), Hiroyuki Goto (CG director), Akira Miyagawa (music), Tomohiro Yoshida (sound effect director), Shinya Asanuma (concept artist/special effect/mechanic design director), Naomichi Yamato (ep.3 producer), Ryo Nakamura (settings), Shinya Ogura (settings research) appear and share their thoughts on the film. This video is also a must-check for the Yamato fans. The former chapter “Space Battleship Yamato 2205: A New Voyage: Part Ⅰ -TAKE OFF-” is currently available in theaters, on Blu-ray special limited edition, and Electronic Sell Through. “PART Ⅱ -STASHA-” will be available for limited screening on February 4th, 2022. (C) Yoshinobu Nishizaki/ Space Battleship Yamato 2205 Production Committee
TV anime “My Hero Academia” is on broadcast from 5:30 PM of every Saturday on Yomiuri TV and 29 Japan TV channels. The 2nd cour of Season 5 is about to reach its climax, while “villain vs. villain” warfare gets fiercer between the League of VillainsVillain Alliance and Meta Liberation ArmyParanormal Liberation Front. Now, the hidden past of Shigaraki Tomura is to be revealed…! Here at Anime!Anime!, we conducted the interview on Uchiyama Koki, who plays Shigaraki Tomura in MHA. Five years have passed since the beginning of the TV series, and we asked how Shigaraki Tomura was created through the process of becoming “the ruler of villains”. [Interview and shooting by: Yoshino Konosuke] Forming the character from the manga that is in the middle of serialization ---Five years is about to pass since the beginning of the TV series Season 1. Do you have any impressive scenes or scenes of change for Shigaraki Tomura compared to the beginning? Uchiyama: I believe there are changes in him, including his appearance, but I prefer the idea that he is in current position by experiencing various event, rather than experiencing one important event, so I both can agree with those feeling change and not feeling any change. The Villain Alliance characters appeared in the story with the important episodes, so I had to do my best every time he appeared. Their appearance is the same as climax. Shigaraki and his comrades first appeared in USJ attack incident from Season 1, and they took a long break because of the episodes mainly focused on U.A.Yuei High School, including the athletic day. That is why every scene with him is memorable. ---If we would focus on the change in target and activity, “retirement of All Might” is the turning point for Shigaraki. Uchiyama; Exactly. He eventually finds out that everything of him is related to All Might after analyzing about himself, and the retirement of All Might was the big event for him, since All Might’s existence was the motivation for him. ---How did you created Shigaraki through acting? Uchiyama: Direction I received in the beginning was “he is talking to someone, but his response should sound like as he is talking to himself”. Maybe it meant some unpleasant feeling that he cannot communicate with others. ---I know that you have opportunities to play “the villain with tremendous power”, including Melem from “HUNTER x HUNTER”, and where do you feel abnormality of Shigaraki compared to your previous characters? Uchiyama: Melem is “the Ant King”, not human, and he is the special being from beginning so he feels a rapid growth from his birth to the climax. He is often focused on noble atmosphere of a king and pureness of a child, but that should be different from Shigaraki because Shigaraki is a human. Shigaraki’s past is about to be broadcast on TV. He experiences “an accident” in the environment he grew up and that leads to his current situation. On the premise of his family situation, thinking about how he would think and talk is the normal thing to do in acting. However, the manga in the middle of serialization does not allow me to do it. MHA anime started when Shigaraki’s past was completely hidden, therefore, update was required with information given at the certain moment. ---I see. Information is limited to the serializing manga and there are things that assumption is not allowed. Uchiyama: For example, some characters first appear as the villains but turned out to be the nice supporting characters, while others decide to side with the protagonists. I could fail if I started to playing him as a complete villain. On the other hand, being neutral was not my choice. Playing the character from the serializing manga is “a task without answer”. That is why I have to find the best choice at each scene and is important to take in ideas of staff. I was “creating the character with all members”. It is a form of enjoyment because I cannot predict the future. This is the importance of the manga in the middle of serialization. Performing the story beyond the prediction now on TV ---From the perspective of Shigaraki, how the relationship of the Villain Alliance members could look like? Uchiyama: Compared to when he was fighting with Kurogiri and Nomu at USJ attack, the new members have entered, including Toga Himiko and Chabi, and the size of the Villain Alliance got larger, but they don’t look like the best friends. They belong to a mysterious circle. ---He also look like grew up as a hero. How did your recording session progressed when playing the past of Shigaraki in the upcoming episodes? Uchiyama: Shigaraki’s past being revealed this time is not a heart-warming story, and it was difficult and painful to forming the lines with his sad past. This kind pain is usual in my job but is still hard. ---May I have the message to your fans with the important points in the upcoming episodes. Uchiyama: I understand that the fans are waiting for Deku’s stories after watching multiple “My Villain Academia”-like episodes, but please keep enjoying a few more episodes. I never expected this kind of story is progressed at the beginning of the anime. This is the fun part of the manga in serialization and please enjoy the story beyond the prediction now as the TV anime. © Horikoshi Kohei/Shueisha, My Hero Academia Production Committee
Dear readers, do you know the title which is the hot topic now "With a Fogie Reincarnated as a Pretty Fantasy Girl"? Isekai... Incarnation... Fogie...? Quite punchy words are lined up. Probably, just from the name of the title it is difficult to figure out what is it about or would it be interesting or not. However, this manga called "With a Fogie Reincarnated as a Pretty Fantasy Girl", already has enthusiastic fans, and in May 2021 the anime adaptation has been announced! This work is an original manga serialized in the manga app "Cycomics" operated by that "Cygames", which has been producing hit titles such as "Uma Musume Pretty Derby". It is an exceptional title the anime adaption of which has been announced only a year and a half starting from the publishing. This time, we are planning a series of interviews with the two original authors of "With a Fogie Reincarnated as a Pretty Fantasy Girl" and the editor in charge, divided into three parts! And in this article, we asked Gota Shingo of Cygames, the talented editor of "With a Fogie Reincarnated as a Pretty Fantasy Girl", about the story from the original draft of this work to the anime adaptation announcement. Unusual "manga, the anime adaptation of which has been discussed from volume 1" It is super popular among adults...? ――How you came so fast to "The anime adaptation has been announced after a year and a half after the serialization started"? Gota: That's right... About a year or so after the serialization, the anime adaptation was discussed. Even the anime adaptation has been announced, at that time only 1 or 2 volumes have been published, so there was not enough material. Usually, the anime being released after 4 volumes, so I wasn't really sure (laugh) Even so, after the talk and first meeting, I received a fairly specific proposal and thought, "This is serious." It was sort of "We want to make the anime this badly!" ――What was the deciding factor for announcing the anime after a year and a half? Koda: it was a butchering, but a certain company played a central role in pushing forward. Normally, many companies participate in anime adaptations and it requires time to adjust everything, but because this company decided to make the anime, we were able to realize the speed of "the anime adaptation after a year and a half". If it would be this way, I think it was more than a year and a half to announce the animation. ―― Oh, I see! Why did the company decide to move forward when it wasn't enough of the original manga to be animated? Koda: Of course, I don't know the details and you need to ask a person who is in charge of anime about this, but I heard that this work is also popular overseas. The topic "The anime adaptation by all means" was raised because of its popularity. There were failed anime projects before... "If we put effort we will make an interesting project!" The three-legged race with original authors to create the animation strategy for "With a Fogie Reincarnated as a Pretty Fantasy Girl" started from the early announcement, but in fact, the anime adaptation was the goal from the start. I heard that two original authors and the editor have been preparing for it. ――I would like to ask you what you have prepared for the anime, but first of all, could you briefly tell us what is your work "editing" is about? Koda: Basically, editing is "getting the manuscript and putting it on the medium." There are different ways for each editor to do this, but I often suggest to the authors and think about directions together in order to deliver more interesting works to the readers. Regarding this work, I have had a long relationship with the two original authors, so we together worked on the direction of the story in serialization. ――From when have you been working with the two original authors? Ada: I was editor-in-charge of Tsurusaki-san and Ikezawa-san's previous project. Originally I was in charge of comicalizing anime titles at a major publishing company, but I got involved with them draw the manga. Then, when I changed jobs and became a Cy Comics editor, I talked about whether I would like to join them again, and this happened. ――Then, please tell us how you decided to aim for the anime adaptation of the original manga "With a Fogie Reincarnated as a Pretty Fantasy Girl". Koda: Actually, a spin-off manga (gaiden) that those two draw before was supposed to received an anime adaptation. We'd been waiting for the follow-up report, but it was very frustrating that the story never proceeded and the story of animation ended up being blank. That's why this time, with the original manga that they made, I was enthusiastic about making it into an animation. In fact, the name of episode 1 was revised many times until it was done. When we were thinking about the project, there was an idea to make it as a one-episode work at first, after all, there was a possibility that it would be easier to make the anime if it was made into a story, so I went in that direction. Because it is so special, I was afraid there would be problems, but it's become very popular?! ――The title of this work is amazing, but the settings are quite special. Did you have any difficulty in going through the project? Koda: That's what I tried to manage working on the name of chapter 1, but because the concept of an old man turning into a beautiful girl and making a romantic comedy with this old man's best friend, which is a "too special setting", so the reputation among surroundings was not very high. In fact, "Cy Comics" was a fairly latecomer among the manga apps that deal with reincarnation in another world, so I think that was also the point. But that's why I felt like "Look under the cover!" (Laughs) ――How was the reaction after the release of the first episode? Koda: Contrary to all worries, it becomes quite popular at the time of the first chapter. A lot of hot comments came! Then I realized that can pull through the anime adaptation. "Congratulations on stacking up!" There were unexpected fans voices after the anime adaptation has been announced? ――How fans reacted when the anime adaptation has been announced? Koda: First of all, I was surprised to see it in trends even though it was only announced in "Cy Comics". It made me happy that so many people would support us. It was also impressive that there were many voices from usual "Congratulations on anime adaptation" to unusual "Congratulations on stacking up!" (laughs). ――What does "Congratulations on stacking up!" mean? Ada: There are some fans who stand out in the comment section of "With a Fogie Reincarnated as a Pretty Fantasy Girl". He commented every time with a characteristic long sentence, "I want to see the band of crazy anime decision, so I'll pile up coins", and it seemed to be recognized by other fans. Since he always supported us like that, other fans have come to call him "Stucking up" from the place of "Big brother who piles up coins every time when he says he wants to see an anime". There are many people who support us in the same way as "Pile up Niki", and from an editorial standpoint, I would like to avoid mentioning specific fans, but it was still noticeable. ――And on the cover of manga's 4th volume released after the announcement of the animation, there was a proper "Crazy anime announcement". Ada: That's right. This is a form that originally used the catchphrase of chapter 1, but I also thought that it could be taken by the viewer. For those who have manga anime adaptations of which they want to see, what they can do to reach it ――Was it the support of such passionate fansthat lead to the anime? Koda: In terms of direct factors, it is because of the support of the overseas fans I mentioned at the beginning. However, of course, in order to be supported overseas, I think it happened thanks to passionate fans in Japan. There was no choice but to ask the producer who brought in the anime project for details (laughs). ――If fans' enthusiastic support is what makes the anime adaptations, I think it is fans' dream, but what do you need to do as a fan to turn your favorite manga into anime? Ada: the passionate propaganda? I think that the more people who support the work, the easier it will be to get an anime adaptation. You should also refer to reviews on Amazon, and other sources, the number of stars in the rating, etc. As a result, I think that featuring in various manga awards, etc., will catch the eyes of anime producers. So, if you have a work that you want to become an anime, I think it's a good idea to do passionate propaganda on Twitter and Instagram! ――Finally, please give a few words toward the anime! Koda: I'm glad that we finally achieved the goal of "anime adaptation" that we worked on from the start of the project! Thank you to all the fans and everyone who is involved. I also wish I could make the goods that I had dreamed of, so please continue to support us!! "With a Fogie Reincarnated as a Pretty Fantasy Girl" is being serialized in the manga app "Cy Comics". Volumes 1 to 4 of the manga are also on sale! You can also read one volume for free just now. If you are interested in this article, please download and read the app. In that case, please check the comments from the fans! Volume 5 of the manga will be released on October 18. Information about anime is available on official Twitter! Next time, we will finally have an interview with Tsurusaki Taisei, the original author of "With a Fogie Reincarnated as a Pretty Fantasy Girl"! Please look forward to this too! !!
"Re:Zero − Starting Life in Another World: Lost in Memories", the smartphone RPG with a scenario supervised by the original author Nagatsuki Tappei, is celebrating its 1st anniversary. Let's take a look at some notable topics, future developments, and comments of celebration from 13 cast members!
It has been announced that "Heroine Tarumono! Kiraware Heroine to Naisho no Oshigoto", the song of the creative unit HoneyWorks, will receive an anime adaptation. It will be broadcast from April 2022, and the cast includes Minase Inori, Uchiyama Koki, Shimazaki Nobunaga, Sakura Ayane, Hayami Saori.
Voice actors Minase Inori, Maeno Tomoaki, Komatsu Mikako, and Morikawa Toshiyuki will appear in a special program called "Doraemon’s Birthday Special" that will be broadcast on September 4 at 6:56 p.m. to celebrate Doraemon's birthday on September 3. In any case, they will be playing the role of "Doraemon's alien," and we have also received comments from them. On September 4, "Doraemon" will be held under the title of "Dora Birthday Festival," with the regular program being taken up by "Dora Birthday Eve 2021 Special" starting at 5:00 p.m. and the special program "Doraemon Birthday Special" starting at 6:56 p.m. In "Doraemon's Birthday Special," one of the special programs in the Golden Zone, Doraemon will air "The Day Dorayaki Went Missing," a full-length adventure story in which Doraemon battles the mysterious "Dorayaki aliens. "The Day Dorayaki Went Missing" is a great adventure story that begins when Doraemon's favorite food, Dorayaki, suddenly disappears from the town. Doraemon is stunned when a mysterious "Dorayaki Alien" appears in front of him and says, "If this continues, all the Dorayaki will be taken away from the earth. ......!” Doraemon, trembling with anger, stands up bravely, saying, "I'll protect all the dorayaki on this planet!” How will the confrontation between Doraemon and the "Dorayaki aliens" turn out? The commander of the Dorayaki aliens is played by Minase Inori, and the Dorayaki aliens who visit the earth as an advance party are played by Maeno Tomoaki and Komatsu Mikako. Morikawa Toshiyuki plays the Dorayaki communicator alien. In the comments, it was revealed that the voice actors enjoyed playing the role seriously while inspiring each other. In addition, "Doraemon's Birthday Special" will also air two new short films, "Nobita's Planetary Exploration Mission" and "How to Use Magic”. In addition, in honor of the 10th anniversary of the "Kawasaki City Fujiko F. Fujio Museum" in Kanagawa Prefecture, a "Doraemon Birthday 2021 Exciting Goodie Bag" with 10 selected goods will be presented. On September 4, the "Doraemon Festival" will be celebrating Doraemon's birthday with "Dora Birthday Eve 2021 Special" and "Doraemon's Birthday Special". Minase Inori (Commander of the Dorayaki aliens) --You are appearing in "Doraemon" for the first time, how did you feel when you received the offer? Doraemon is loved all over the world...! By watching TV broadcasts and movies, I went on adventures with Doraemon and learned what friendship is and what courage is. I'm really happy to be able to appear in a Doraemon film, everyone's friend! --What did you keep in mind when playing the role of the commander of the Dorayaki aliens? When I heard the word "commander", I imagined a big, dignified, and mature voice, so I was very nervous when I opened the script...! But what I found there was !!!! You will have to wait to see what kind of commander I was! --The voice actors of the "Dorayaki Alien Army" were a gorgeous group of people. When the cast members were introduced before the recording, I remember my heart jumping and thinking, "Oh... I'm really going to participate in the recording of Doraemon now...". I was recording in the same recording booth as Mizuta Wasabi, Seki Tomokazu, and Morikawa Toshiyuki. I was so happy to receive Mizuta-san's special 25th anniversary Tirol chocolates! --What does Doraemon mean to you? He is a superhero! Doraemon is really cool because he reminds us that being strong is not all about strength, and that the strength of the heart is important and cherished. "Dokodemo Door"... Everyone has wanted one of these at least once, maybe a hundred times, haven't they? I want one too. --Please leave a "Happy Birthday Message" for Doraemon! Doraemon! Happy birthday! Thank you for always giving me courage! Please eat lots of Dorayaki! And actually, I have the same birthday as Dorami.(laugh) I'll always love you, Doraemon! --Please leave a message for our viewers! Of course, Doraemon is the main character, but...! Why are there so many troubles? What is the Dorayaki Alien Army, and who are they? Will Doraemon's birthday be celebrated safely? Please look forward to the broadcast! Maeno Tomoaki (as Dorayaki Alien (1)) ---- This is the second time you have appeared in "Doraemon". How did you feel when you received the offer? I have all the Doraemon comics and have seen all the movie versions since I was a child, so I was very happy to be asked to participate in this special episode again. --What did you keep in mind when playing the role of the Dorayaki aliens? I was told to "use the image of dubbing for a foreign movie," so I tried to express myself naturally without being pulled in by the appearance of the character. I also tried to ad-lib as much as the character allowed me to. --The voice actors of the "Dorayaki Alien Army" were a gorgeous lineup, what were your thoughts on the recording? Everyone's approach was so impressive that I felt like I was dubbing for a science fiction movie (laughs). It was a very friendly scene, partly because we were able to record with each other. I often talk with Tomokazu Seki, who plays Suneo, about his love for Doraemon, and I was very happy when he introduced me to the staff in the lobby during a break, saying, "Maeno-kun really likes Doraemon.” --What does Doraemon mean to you? It's a dream. Since I was a child, I have been moved to tears many times by the dependability of Nobita and the strength of Gian's friendship in the movie version. My voice actor friend, Terashima Takuma, and I go to see the movie every year, and we often talk about Doraemon in private. Every summer, I want to go to the beach or the mountains, so that phrase reminds me of " Doraemon: Nobita and the Castle of the Undersea Devil," or when I hear the word "justice," I immediately think of the insert song "Yume no Hito" from "Doraemon: Nobita and Fantastic Three Musketeers," so Doraemon still holds a large part in my life. The secret tools that left a strong impression on me in the original comics are the "Gorgon's Head" and the "Devil Card". Through Doraemon, I learned that tools can be dangerous if they are used in the wrong way. --Please leave a "Happy Birthday Message" for Doraemon! Happy birthday, Doraemon! I'll always be your friend. --Please leave a message for the viewers! Although the story touches on Doraemon's birthday, there is a very exciting development waiting for you. As a Doraemon fan, I did my best in the recording, so I hope you enjoy it. Please bring some dorayaki when you watch it! I hope you enjoy it! Komatsu Mikako (as Dorayaki Alien (2)) --How did you feel when you received the offer to appear in "Doraemon" for the first time? I never thought the day would come when I would be able to appear in Doraemon, which I have been familiar with since I was a child, both in manga and anime! And since it's a birthday special, it's an even more special episode...! I was filled with happiness and nervousness. During the recording, I kept the "Doraemon Volume 0 Pouch" in my bag as a good luck charm. --What did you keep in mind when you were playing the role of the Dorayaki Alien? "I was ordered to speak in a cool, Western style”, so despite my appearance, I tried to give the impression of a successful female agent. Surprisingly, however, there were scenes where I was directed to "Please be cute here! I hope that the gap between the two is also attractive. --The voice actors of the "Dorayaki Alien Army" were a splendid lineup, what were your impressions of the recording? Until the day of the recording, I didn't know who was going to play the characters, so I was surprised at the gap between my image and what I saw on the set (laugh)! The Dorayaki aliens all have gaps between their first impressions...! They are very peculiar aliens (laugh). Although we were in the same studio, we were divided into booths and talked to each other over monitors and headphones, so it was difficult to talk directly with them, but it was very enjoyable to feel the friendly atmosphere of the Doraemon recording. --What does Doraemon mean to you? Doraemon already existed when I was born, and I had all the manga volumes in my parents' house. Watching Doraemon on TV every week and watching the movie every year became a habit in my family, and Doraemon was etched into the rhythm of our lives (laughs). I love Doraemon, so "Dorami & Doraemons: Robot School's Seven Mysteries” is one of my favorite stories...! I'm looking forward to seeing Doraemon again someday. --Please leave a "Happy Birthday Message" for Doraemon! Happy Birthday, Doraemon! In fact, it'll be 91 years from now...? It's like a dream come true that I will be able to perform with Doraemon in my life. When I was little, I used to think, "Why am I growing up?” Now that I'm an adult, I'm so happy to meet you! Thank you for giving me so much hope! -- Please leave a message for the viewers! Doraemon's Birthday Special! So, it's not just a birthday! I never thought Doraemon's favorite dorayaki would turn out like this...! Anyway, Doraemon is just so cute! And more importantly, I realized once again that Doraemon is really loved by everyone. Please prepare your own dorayaki and enjoy! Toshiyuki Morikawa (Dorayaki alien, communications officer) --How did you feel when you received this offer? I'm honored to be able to appear in Doraemon. It's also a birthday special, so I feel very happy. --What did you keep in mind when you played the role of the Dorayaki alien communicator? I played the role of a Dorayaki alien very seriously. --The voice actors for the Dorayaki Alien Army were all gorgeous, what did you think of the recording? Minase Inori, who plays the commander, gave a wonderful performance, so I tried my best to keep up with her. --What does Doraemon mean to you? I remember when I was a child, I used to read the manga at my friend's house. It's a very good memory. I thought I wanted to be friends with Doraemon too. I was jealous of Nobita-kun. --Please send a "Happy Birthday Message" to Doraemon! Happy Birthday Doraemon! I'd like to give you a dorayaki as a present, but I don't know where to send it, so I'll just eat it myself (laugh). --Please give a message to the viewers! I'd like to have fun in celebration mode with you all. Please wait for me in front of the TV! Doraemon's Birthday Special (C) Fujiko-Pro, Shogakukan, TV Asahi, Shin-ei, ADK
The first swimsuit event in “Rezeros” will be held with stories! Let’s obtain a special gacha ticket that gives you one card from swimsuit Emilia, Ram, Rem or Beatrice!
The 25th film of the anime "Detective Conan" is revealed to be "Detective Conan: The Bride of Halloween". The 30-second teaser movie and cut-scenes featuring the gathering of the "Police Academy Members", including Furuya Rei, and the Satou and Takagi couple pair from this movie have been released. The relationships chart between the characters has also been unveiled. The teaser movie featured Furuya Rei, and the 4 late characters, which are Matsuda Jinpei, Date Wataru, Hagiwara Kenji, and Morofushi Hiromitsu that were depicted on the teaser visual along with the detective Satou in a wedding dress and detective Takagi in a tuxedo. The 30 seconds teaser movie is filled with rich content that allow you to take a peek of the mysterious story, such as Conan shouting out Amuro's name, the sudden big explosion, and the street of Shibuya crowded with people can be seen as well as Kogoro trying to protect someone from the car. At the end of the teaser movie, the statement of "I'm not Amuro... I'm Furuya Rei of the Security Bureau" by the determined Furuya will surely catch your attention. Also, the cut-scenes and characters relationship chart have been revealed. From the chart, the relationship of the key person, which are the police academy members and the relationship between detective Satou and detective Takagi can be seen. How will Conan face the various major incidents that are occurring continuously in Shibuya, Tokyo during the Halloween season? This will surely hype you up toward the 25th film that is still shrouded with various mysteries. The film "Detective Conan: The Bride of Halloween" will premiere on April 15, 2022. Film "Detective Conan: The Bride of Halloween" Original Creator: Aoyama Gosho (Serialized on Shogakukan "Weekly Shounen Sunday") Voice Appearance: Takayama Minami, Yamazaki Wakana, Koyama Rikiya, Furuya Tooru, etc. Production: Shogakukan/ Yomiuri TV/ Nippon TV/ ShoPro/ Toho/ TMS Distributor: Toho (C) 2022 Aoyama Gosho/ Detective Conan Production Committee
‘Jujutsu Kaisen 0 The Movie’ (release date: 12/24/2021) announced to have IMAX screenings in addition to the regular screenings. A new visual was released for the IMAX screening, showing the three special-grade sorcerers ー Yuta Okkotsu, Satoru Gojo, and Suguru Geto. ‘Jujutsu Kaisen 0 The Movie’ (release date: 12/24/2021) announced to have IMAX screenings in addition to the regular screenings. A new visual was released for the IMAX screening, showing the three special grade sorcerers ー Yuta Okkotsu, Satoru Gojo, and Suguru Geto. The TV anime ‘Jujutsu Kaisen’ is based on a manga of the same title, which is currently serialized in Shueisha’s ‘Weekly Shonen Jump’. The serialization started in March 2018. The story follows Jujutsu sorcerers, who fight against cursed spirits born within the negative emotions of humans. The total copies in circulation reached 55 million with 17 volumes published so far. The upcoming movie, release date scheduled for December 24th, will be the first film to be made from the series. The story is based on ‘Jujutsu Kaisen 0: Tokyo Jujutsu High’, a prequel to the main series known as Volume 0. The IMAX screenings will start on December 24th on the same day as regular screenings. With IMAX added, the movie will be available in 418 theaters nationwide (as of December 2nd). In addition to the announcement, they released a new visual for the IMAX screenings. The art shows the protagonist Yuta Okkotsu, the strongest sorcerer Satoru Gojo, and Suguru Geto, the worst-of-all curse user and the greatest villain in this film. The special visual features the eyes of the three special-grade sorcerers. ‘Jujutsu Kaisen 0: The Movie’ will be released on December 24th. Visitors can enjoy high resolution images and high-precision sound with the IMAX screenings. (C) 2021 ‘Jujutsu Kaisen 0: The Movie’ Production Committee (C) Gege Akutami/Shueisha
Counting down the days to its release on December 24th, ‘Jujutsu Kaisen 0 Movie’ announced a special program ‘Jujutsu Kaisen 0 Movie Release Commemoration Special Program’ on 28 nationwide TV networks with the MBS/TBS group. The broadcast will start on December 20th at 11:56 pm. ‘Jujutsu Kaisen’ is a Japanese dark fantasy manga by Gege Akutami. Currently serialized on ‘Weekly Shonen Jump’, the popular series has published 55 million copies so far with 17 volumes. The story follows Jujutsu Sorcerers, who possess the power of purification against Cursed Energy that arises from the negative emotions of humans. ‘Jujutsu Kaisen 0 Movie’ is a movie adaptation of ‘Jujutsu Kaisen 0: Jujutsu High’, the prequel to the main story. ‘Jujutsu Kaisen 0 Movie Release Commemoration Special Program’ will be broadcast on December 20th at 11:56 pm, shortly before the movie release. Details including the attendees are yet to be announced later. Also, on December 22nd, the seven episodes from the TV series will be broadcast for three hours straight on MBS and other channels. In addition, starting on December 1st, TVer, GYAO!, and MBS Dougaizm will broadcast one episode from the TV series every day for free. This will be a great chance for both the TV series fans and newbies to watch the episodes. (C) 2021 ‘Jujutsu Kaisen 0 Movie’ Production Committee (C) Gege Akutami/Shueisha
From "Sword Art Online Progressive: Aria of a Starless Night" comes the figure of Asuna in the "Roomwear". Pre-orders are currently available only on "Aniplex+" The product "Asuna Roomwear Ver. 1/7 Scale Figure" is an item that draws out the cute side of the usual elegant Asuna with red lingerie decorated with ribbons and frills on the translucent skin. Please check out the fragile female-like molding such as the well-featured proportions and the slender limbs to the delicate shoulder that can be seen from the open gown. The usage of the transparent parts to create the translucent feeling of the skin had also brought out her romantic side. Along with the usual facial part, it also comes with the calm and gentle smiling facial part. With this you will be able to enjoy the different expression with the benevolent smile. "Asuna Roomwear Ver. 1/7 Scale Figure" is priced at 15,400 JPY (tax included). Pre-orders are currently available only on "Aniplex+" until 11:59 PM, February 6, 2022, and the release is scheduled for July 2022. (C) Kawahara Reki/ Kadokawa/ SAO-P Project
To commemorate the premiere of "Sword Art Online Progressive: Aria of a Starless Night", the collaboration with the curry house CoCo Ichibanya will be held in the nationwide stores (except certain stores) from November 15, 2021. Other than being given the "CoCo Ichibanya Original Clear File" on the spot, you can also participate in the lottery of "CoCo Ichibanya Original Goods" after accumulating the stamps. The "CoCo Ichibanya Original Clear File" has a total of 7 designs, which are Kirito, Asuna, Mito, Alice, Eugeo, Shinon, and Leafa. During the payment at the applicable stores, a random stamp will be given for each 1,000 JPY (tax included) spend on the bill upon showing the "Stamp Screen" of the CoCo Ichibanya application. For the "CoCo Ichibanya Original Goods" that can be obtained via the lottery, it will feature the "Square Cushion" with an original illustration on both sides, "Acrylic Stand" with the character in the original costume, and "A3 Poster" with the gathering of the characters in the original costume. For the "A3 Poster", a total of three people will get the chance to win the poster with the signature of Matsuoka Yoshitsugu (voice of Kirito) and Tomatsu Haruka (voice of Asuna). A stamp will be given for each 1,000 JPY (tax included) spend on the bill, so please do accumulate it and apply for the lottery. The campaign "Curry House CoCo Ichibanya X Sword Art Online" will be held from November 15 to December 20, 2021, at nationwide curry house CoCo Ichibanya (except certain stores). Please visit the campaign website for more information. (C) 2020 Kawahara Reki/KADOKAWA/SAO-P Project
From the "Sword Art Online the Movie: Progressive - Aria of a Starless Night", the footage "Asuna Beginner Arc" has been released, and it featured the first hunt of Asuna after she just joined "SAO" and is unfamiliar with the battle system. "Sword Art Online" is the "Grand Prize Winner" of the 15th Dengeki Light Novel Awards by Kawahara Reki, and it depicts the achievements of the main protagonist Kirito in the next generation VRMMORPG. "Sword Art Online Progressive: Aria of a Starless Night" is the film that depicts the "Aincrad Arc" from the perspective of Asuna and it is written by the original creator Kawahara Reki. The released footage "Asuna Beginner Arc" depicts the first hunt of Asuna in "SAO" and this is the precious scene of her first step toward "The Flash". Asuna faced the two low-leveled bees with a rapier. However, it seems that her action got predicted and she ended being attacked and losing HP instead, which gives an unreliable impression. Then, the game lover Mito happened to see that situation nearby, and while telling her "Your step is too predictable", she defeated the monster in one strike with her boosted weapon. She then teaches Asuna on the boost mechanism by saying "Instead of relying on the motion assist of the system, you can boost the speed and power of the sword skill with your own athletic ability." When we are talking about Asuna, she is known as the "powerful heroine" since her appearance in the TV anime series, but this work started off with her unreliable side. Please do watch this film at the theatres to find out how Asuna become powerful after participating in "SAO" and also how her developed skill will affect the story. "Sword Art Online the Movie: Progressive - Aria of a Starless Night" 【STAFF】 Original Creator, Original Story Idea: Kawahara Reki ("Dengeki Bunko" Publishing) Original Illustrator, Original Character Design: abec Director: Kouno Ayako Character Design, Chief Animation Director: Toya Kento Action Director, Monster Design: Kai Yasuyuki Sub Character Design: Akizuki Aya, Ishikawa Tomomi, Watanabe Keisuke Prop Design: Tojima Hisashi Art Director: Itou Yusa Background: Hirasawa Akihiro Coloring: Nakano Naomi Photography Director: Ooshima Yuki CG Director: Oda Kengo, Nakajima Hiroshi 2D Works: Miyahara Yohei, Seki Kaori Editing: Hirose Kiyoshi Music: Kajiura Yuki Sound Director: Iwanami Yoshikazu Sound Effect: Koyama Yasumasa Sound Production: Sonilude Producer: EGG FIRM, Straight Edge Production: A-1 Pictures Distributor: Aniplex Production Committee: SAO MOVIE Project 【CAST】 Kirito: Matsuoka Yoshitsugu Asuna/ Yuuki Asuna: Tomatsu Haruka Mito/ Tozwa Misumi: Minase Inori Klein: Hirata Hiroaki Egil: Yasumoto Hiroki Silica: Hidaka Rina Diavel: Hiyama Nobuyuki Kibaou: Seki Tomokazu Kayaba Akihiko: Yamadera Koichi 【MUSIC】 "Yuke" LiSA (SACRA MUSIC) Written by LiSA/ Composed by Ayase/ Arrange by Eguchi Ryou
"Sword Art Online Progressive: Aria of a Starless Night" has finally premiered on October 30, 2021, and it had a great start by taking the top of the weekend box office & audiences ranking. At the same time, it was announced that the next work "Sword Art Online: Progressive - Scherzo of Deep Night" will premiere in 2022. "Sword Art Online Progressive: Aria of a Starless Night" is the film that depicts the "Aincrad Arc" from the perspective of Asuna and it is written by the original creator Kawahara Reki. The third middle school girl, Yuuki Asuna, who is indifferent to online games, encountered the "NerveGear" by chance one day, and ended up being trapped in the world's first VRMMOPRPG "Sword Art Online". Without knowing the rules of the world, Asuna headed out to conquer the metal floating fortress "Aincrad" and she encountered solitary swordsman Kirito after living through this world that is close to death... This work that has finally premiered on November 30, has recorded a total audience of 225,221 people and 349,340,215 JPY in terms of the box office revenue on the first two days, which were on October 30 and 31, and had taken the top of the weekend box office & audiences ranking. Also, it has a great start with an average of 1.5 million JPY per screening in term of the box office revenue, and a total of 233 screenings (inclusive of IMAX) were held in 196 theatres. Also, it was announced that "Sword Art Online: Progressive - Scherzo of Deep Night" will premiere in 2022, which is the 10th anniversary year of the "Sword Art Online" TV series. Do look forward to the future announcements. "Sword Art Online Progressive: Aria of a Starless Night" is currently available in the theatres. Along with the screenings of Dolby Atmos and "Full Dive Sound", the first screening of a Japanese film in IMAX 12ch sound will be available as well. Please check the official website for more information. (C) 2020 Kawahara Reki/ Kadokawa/ SAO-P Project
Voice actress Tomatsu Haruka, as the voice of Asuna from "Sword Art Online Progressive: Aria of a Starless Night" has appeared on the cover of "Weekly SPA!" November 2 Issue along with Asuna. Making this quite a premium cover page. "Weekly SPA!" November 2 Issue featured Tomatsu, who had voiced Asuna for approximately 10 years under the "Sword Art Online" series, including "Sword Art Online Progressive: Aria of a Starless Night" that will premiere on October 30, as she talked about her thoughts toward this work that she was featured for a long time. Tomatsu, who mentioned that "To me, Asuna is a close and natural existence to me" and while reflecting back to the recording, she commented "The upcoming movie will feature a new and original episode zero-like story of 'Sword Art Online' from the perspective of Asuna. I had attended the recording by resetting all my memories of Asuna." Other than this, it also includes an interview on her mental state, change in lifestyle, etc. throughout the 10 years. "Weekly SPA!" November 2 Issue featuring the voice actress Tomatsu Haruka and Asuna from "Sword Art Online Progressive: Aria of a Starless Night" on the cover has been released on October 26, 2021. "Weekly SPA!" November 2 Issue Released on October 26 (Tuesday) (C) 2020 Kawahara Reki/ Kadokawa/ SAO-P Project
On September 15, 2021, an IMAX screening event was held to announce the completion of the movie "Sword Art Online Progressive: Aria of a Starless Night" (to be screened on October 30, 2021). Tomatsu Haruka, who plays Asuna, and Matsuoka Yoshitsugu, who plays Kirito, took the stage, and LiSA, who is in charge of the theme song that was performed for the first time along with the full-length screening, made a surprise video appearance for the audience. ■Tomatsu Haruka and Matsuoka Yoshitsugu revealed their feelings for Asuna and Kirito. Tomatsu, who played Asuna in this work for the first time in a long time, said, "I'm honestly very happy to be able to play Asuna at that time again, and I've been working with the SAO series for about 10 years, so it's like a miracle that I've been able to be involved for so many years. And I've realized once again that this series is loved by so many people," she smiled. Matsuoka, who played Kirito, said, "I put a lot of energy into my performance. I can't say enough about how impressed I was with how the Aincrad arc from back then turned out when it was recreated with today's technology. I’m speechless," he seemed to be full of emotion. He continued, "Some scenes brought me back some memories, and some stories were originally made. So there is the original story, but it is Progressive that ‘no one has ever seen’. Some scenes are connected from the TV series, and what Asuna was doing at that time, which is what you wanted to know, is condensed in this film. There's a lot of Sword Art in there that you don't know!," he praised with a catchphrase. Regarding the "SAO" series that has been running for about 10 years, Tomatsu said, "There are 97 episodes in the SAO series. I've been involved in various SAO series for the past 10 years, and I've continued to act in various contents, so I've never had a break in my career. It is fairly rare during my life as a voice actress, and I feel very fortunate," she revealed and, "It’s like it is my normal life being with Asuna…… I can't imagine my life without her. She lives in my heart like I can't live without you (Asuna)!," she shared her special feelings for the film. Matsuoka also said, "I've spent half of my life as a voice actor with Kirito. I don't have to think about how he was like when (the work as Kirito) comes. I can switch to Kirito," he talked about how big this series is. ■What are the highlights of this work? "There are scenes where you’ll be like, 'You were there…?'" As for the highlights of the film, Tomatsu said, "Scenes and lines from the TV series appear in a different direction, and when you see it from Asuna's point of view, you can understand why things happened the way they did, and enjoy the Aincrad arc from a different perspective. The story starts from Asuna's point of view before she started SAO, so I think it will be easy to relate to." Matsuoka said, "Tomatsu-san has already told us everything, so... (lol). I'll tell you the highlights from a different perspective. There are scenes where you’ll be like, 'You were there…?'" (lol) Let me give you a hint: the Alicization arc," he put our hopes so high that we can’t wait for its release. ■LiSA's theme song! "Asuna wasn't strong from the beginning" At the event, it was announced that LiSA's song "Yuke" would be the theme song, and as a complete surprise to the audience, LiSA appeared in a video for the stage greeting. LiSA said, "The main character of this work is Asuna, and behind the strong and cool figure we've seen so far, Asuna wasn't strong from the beginning. It is a work that touches on the true strength of Asuna. I wrote the song "Yuke" with the hope of delivering a cheering song like the strong and supple Asuna." Looking back on the time when she first got involved in the SAO series, she commented, "The first time I got involved in SAO was in the summer of 2012, when the TV anime "Aincrad" arc was released. Nine years have passed since then, and I'm looking forward to the start of the story that leads up to that. I hope you will enjoy the first story and the theme song "Yuke" that will lead us to SAO, which we have loved together."
It was announced that "Sword Art Online Progressive: Aria of a Starless Night" will also be available on nationwide IMAX theatres on the release date (October 30, 2021) of the normal theatres, and the IMAX poster has been revealed. Also, the IMAX unveiling screening event with the appearance of Matsuoka Yoshitsugu and Tomatsu Haruka will be held prior to the release date. "Sword Art Online" series ("Dengeki Bunko" Publishing) is a light novel by Kawahara Reki, who won the "Grand Prize" of the 15th Dengeki Light Novel Award. The story takes place in the next generation VRMMORPY "Sword Art Online", and the story is center on the main protagonist, Kirito. The popularity is growing since the release of the first volume of the light novel in April 2009, and as of 2021, it has become a big hit that has more than 26 million copies in circulation. "Sword Art Online Progressive: Aria of a Starless Night" depicts Asuna perspective during the "Aincrad Arc" and it is written by the original creator, Kawahara Reki. It was announced that this movie will also be available in nationwide IMAX theatres. The specification of the IMAX, such as the tremendous footage on the large screen, the high-quality sound, and the immersive design, will help you to experience the magnificent game world with your whole body. Prior to the release of the movie, the IMAX unveiling screening event has been decided. After the screening, Matsuoka Yoshitsugu (voice of Kirito) and Tomatsu Haruka (voice of Asuna) will appear. "Sword Art Online Progressive: Aria of a Starless Night" will be released on October 30, 2021 (Saturday), and it will also be available on nationwide IMAX theatres at the same time. ■"Sword Art Online Progressive: Aria of a Starless Night" IMAX Unveiling Screening Event 【Date and Time】 5:00 PM, September 15 (Wednesday) (Movie is 97 minutes), Stage Greeting after Screening (Planned) 【Venue】T-Joy Prince Shinagawa 【Guests (Planned)】Matsuoka Yoshitsugu, Tomatsu Haruka ※The guests might change without prior notice 【Ticket Price】Selected Seat: 2,600 JPY; Premium Seat: 3,600 JPY 【Ticket Sales Channel】Available on "Ticket Pia" ★Advance Lottery Sale "Pre-reserve" ■ Application Period: 6:00 PM, September 1 (Wednesday) to 11:00 AM, September 10 (Friday) ■ Winner Announcement: 6:00 PM, September 10 (Friday) ■ Ticket Exchangeable date: From 10:00 AM, September 11 (Saturday) 【Staff】 Original Creator/ Original Idea: Kawahara Reki ("Dengeki Bunko" Publishing) Original Illustrator/ Original Character Design: abec Director: Kouno Ayako Assistant Director/ Monster Design: Kai Yasuyuki Character Design/ General Art Director: Toya Kento Sub Character Design: Akizuki Aya, Ishikawa Tomomi, Watanabe Keisuke Prop Design: Tojima Hisashi Art Director: Itou Yusa Background: Hirazawa Akihiro Coloring: Nakano Naomi Photography Director: Ooshima Yuki CG Director: Oda Kengo, Nakajima Hiroshi 2D Works: Miyahara Yohei, Seki Kaori Editor: Hirose Kiyoshi Music: Kajiura Yuki Sound Director: Iwanami Yoshikazu Sound Effect: Koyama Yasumasa Sound Production: Sonilude Producer: Egg Firm, Straight Edge Developer: A-1 Pictures Distributors: Aniplex Production: SAO-P Project 【Cast】 Kirito: Matsuoka Yoshitsugu Asuna: Tomatsu Haruka Mito: Minase Inori (C) 2020 Kawahara Reki/ KADOKAWA/ SAO-P Project
A new song "Scramble Days" by Sphere, a four-member unit consisting of Kotobuki Minako, Takagaki Ayahi, Tomatsu Haruka, and Toyosaki Aki, has been released for the first time in about a year and three months, digitally on February 15, the anniversary of their formation. We have received comments from the members. The new song "Scramble Days" is the first digital single release for "Sphere", which is celebrating its 10th anniversary year in 2019-2020 since its CD debut in 2009. It will also be their first new song since "Sign", the ending theme song for the second season of Ultraman Taiga, which was released in November 2019. The song was made by Kotobuki Minako, who is currently living in the UK, and Takagaki Ayahi, Tomatsu Haruka, and Toyosaki Aki through a remote production process. For the music video and jacket photo, they used photos and videos of the "best Sphere poses" solicited from fans, which made "bond" with not only the 4 members but also many people as a digital single. In addition, "MOON SIGNAL (Orch ver.)" and "Super Noisy Nova (Xmas ver.)", which were performed at the "LAWSON premium event Sphere's MusicRainbow07" held online at the end of 2020, are included as coupling songs on the single. Sphere has improved its skills after 10 years of activity, and the self-covered songs by the Sphere band members are also noteworthy. Full text of comments Kotobuki Minako As I'm currently far away in the UK, I'm grateful to be able to connect with you all through Sphere's new song "Scramble Days"! I recorded the song in a studio in England. The melody line and the lyrics written by Kimiko from nano.RIPE are very straightforward and pleasant, and the structure is a bit complicated and interesting. I often listen to it while taking a walk and looking up at the sky. I'll see you again "on the other side of the slope that leads to the future♪" Takagaki Ayahi One of the members of Sphere is currently in England, but I've been secretly wishing to create a new song even though she was away. But, who could predict the world would turn out like this? Now that it is difficult for everyone to meet in person, this song was born. Our thoughts, Kimiko's lyrics from nano.RIPE, and the thoughts of our fans have come together to create a digital single filled with love. Like a hope, like a vow... May this song connect our hearts and stay close to you! Tomatsu Haruka This is the Sphere's first distribution-only song, and it's been a while since the last one was released! The song is filled with the message that we are connected even though we are far away from each other. The jacket and the music video were made by not only our fans but also everyone who has helped us. I hope you'll listen to it in full! Toyosaki Aki I'm so grateful that a new song was able to be released on the day that marks the 13th year of Sphere's formation. Scramble Days was created online as much as possible, from the song discussions to the visual work. It's our first digital release, and we hope you can feel the many challenges and possibilities. We sang this song with feelings that our hearts are always with you even if we are physically apart. I hope this song will gently reach the hearts of those who listen to it.
It was announced that the first season of the TV anime "xxxHOLiC", which the live-action movie adaptation has been announced, is currently available on the YouTube channel "Full☆Anime TV" until January 24, 2022. After this was announced, director Mizushima Tsutomu and Oohara Sayaka-san looked back at the broadcast period. "xxxHOLiC" is based on the dark fantasy manga by the manga artist team CLAMP, known for "Cardcaptor Sakura", etc., and the serialization was started in 2003 on "Weekly Young Magazine". Watanuki Kimihiro, who is troubled over his ability to see ayakashi (spirits), encountered the owner of the mysterious "shop" Ichihara Yuuko and started working at the shop as the "price" to pay to remove his ability... The anime was directed by Mizushima Tsutomu, known for "Girls und Panzer", and Watanuki Kimihiro is voiced by Fukuyama Jun-san while Ichihara Yuuko is voiced by Oohara Sayaka-san. Also, the live-action movie adaptation was announced on November 23, 2021, and the director is Ninagawa Mika, known for live-action movie of "Sakuran" and "Helter Skelter". The actors are Kamiki Ryuunosuke-san as Watanuki Kimihiro and Shibasaki Kou-san as Ichihara Yuuko. After the live-action movie adaptation was announced, the 24 episodes of the first season of the TV anime were made available on the YouTube channel "Full☆Anime TV" on the next day, which is November 24. Then, director Tsutomu looked back toward the broadcast period via the tweet on Twitter saying "This is my first directed work after being a freelancer. I guess this is 'inevitable'...? It had allowed me to learn a lot from this anime.” At the same, Oohara-san also commented "This is sort of like my first main character role as well as the start of the precious bond with CLAMP. And no matter how many times I looked back, I love everything about it. I'm also trembling from the memories of the various past feelings." The first season of the TV anime "xxxHOLiC" is currently available on the YouTube channel "Full☆Anime TV" until January 24, 2022. Please do take this chance and check it out. (C) Ayakashi Research Club
Anime “JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Stone Ocean” has announced that Tomokazu Seki is going to play Enrico Pucci. Along with that , the opening video by Kamikaze Douga was released, and the opening song ‘STONE OCEAN’ by ichigo from Kishida Kyoudan & The Myojo Rockets was announced. “JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Stone Ocean” is an anime based on part 6 of “JoJo's Bizarre Adventure” series by Hirohiko Araki. The story starts when Jolyne Cujoh and her lover have a car accident while driving in Florida, USA in 2011. She is framed for murder and sentenced to 15 years in prison. She is imprisoned in the Green Dolphin Street Jail, also known as ‘Aquarium’. Jolyne, on the verge of despair, awakens a mysterious power hidden inside her when she touches a pendant given by her father, Jotaro Cujoh. Enrico Pucci, played by Seki, is a priest in Green Dolphin Street Jail. He inherits DIO’s will and stands as the Joestar family’s biggest enemy. The opening video was also released, produced by Kamikaze Douga, who also worked on other “JoJo's Bizarre Adventure” anime series, throughout ‘Phantom Blood’ and ‘Stardust Crusaders’. The opening song ‘STONE OCEAN’ by ichigo from Kishida Kyoudan & THE Myojo Rockets will be released on December 1st, 2021, digital only. Anime “JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Stone Ocean” will be released globally on Netflix on December 1st, 2021. The TV broadcast will start on January 7th, 2022. （C）LUCKY LAND COMMUNICATIONS/SHUEISHA INC. ALL･“JoJo's Bizarre Adventure” SO production Committee
The voice actors for the TV anime “Lupin the Third PART 6” have been announced, and it was revealed that the actor for Jigen Daisuke will change from Kobayashi Kiyoshi to Otsuka Akio. The comments from Kobayashi and Otsuka have arrived this time. In addition, the 2nd PV and the main characters are also revealed all at once.
The TV anime “Arifureta: From Commonplace to World’s Strongest” has disclosed its part 2 key visual. They have also announced that voice actors Katsuyuki Konishi and Makoto Ishii will join as cast members. The original work of "Arifureta: From Commonplace to World’s Strongest" is an isekai fantasy novel that gained popularity on “Shosetsuka ni Narou (Become a Novelist),” a website where anyone can post a novel. It was novelized by Overlap Bunko and now has over 5 million copies in circulation. The TV anime series started in 2019, and the 2nd season is scheduled to broadcast from January 2021. In the announcement, the official website has disclosed the anime’s part 2 key visual. In the middle of the picture stands the protagonist Hajime and Yue, surrounded by other main characters who have been active from the 1st season. You can also find Liliana SB Heiligh, a new character expected to play a significant role in from the 2nd season, as well as a mysterious woman, Noint, depicted behind the other characters. The new visual raises fans’ expectation towards the adventure of Hajime and others who will be facing a mighty enemy in the upcoming season. The official website has also announced the new cast of the 2nd season. Katsuyuki Konishi will play Freid Bagwa, a supreme commander of the Demon race, and Makoto Ishii will play Mikhail, a demon who was a fiancé of Cattleya whom Hajime has defeated in the abyss of the labyrinth. “Arifureta: From Commonplace to World’s Strongest“ will be broadcast from January 13th, 2021, on TOKYO MX and other channels. A special program titled “Just Before the Broadcast of Arifureta: From Commonplace to World’s Strongest 2nd Season! Live Up the Anime!“ will also be broadcast on January 6th. Toshinari Fukamachi as Hajime Nagumo, Yuki Kuwahara as Yue, and Minami Takahashi as Shea Haulia will participate in the program. Check the website for more information. （C）Ryo Shirakome, OVERLAP/ARIFURETA Project
The 2nd PV for TV anime Ahiru no Sora has been released and features the passionate plays of a freakishly tall basketball club member. Broadcasting information was released at the same time. The series will be aired on TV Tokyo’s channel 6 starting on October 2nd.
「Gundam AGEII Magnum SV ver.」 piloted by Kujo Kyoya in 『Gundam Build Divers』 gets a gunpla kit with a scale of 1/144(HG). Currently available for pre-order on Premium Bandai.
「BanG Dream! Girls Band Party!」 and its 4th tie-up with Lawson as of September the 3rd, has been revealed. The campaign is to give out a limited quantity of originals goods which will be sold on a first-come-first-serve basis
From TV anime "JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Golden Wind" comes blazers and pants (slacks) which can be worn together as business suits inspired by Giorno Giovanna and Bruno Bucciarati. Pre-orders are available at "Premium Bandai" until Dec. 26, 2019.
The Anime adaptation of the silly cute FemBL "Fucked by My Best Friend" released a promo video with two versions. Shion and Rui are an amazing pick-up artist team with a success rate of 100. But one day, Shion was drugged by a mysterious lady, and a few hours later, he wakes up to find himself transformed into a woman's body. Rui, who comes to check on Shion, see's him in a woman's body and his male switch turns on. He hits on her(him) without knowing it's Shion, and... Two promo videos, each narrated by Chihaya Rui (voice: Furukawa Makoto) and Chihara Shion (voice: Yamamoto Kazuomi) have been released. Let's enjoy a bit of Rui's hot voice, Shion's Male and Female voice. It was also announced that the anime will be broadcast on BS11, so we can watch "Fucked by My Best Friend" anime all over Japan. The on-air version short anime of "Fucked by My Best Friend" is scheduled to be broadcast on Tokyo MX and BS11 on April 4, 2021. The premium version, which depicts the "graphic" scenes, will also be streamed from the same day. "Fucked by My Best Friend" Anime Broadcast/Streaming Information
Movie “Kimetsu no Yaiba : Demon Slayer” Infinity Train arc decided to be released on 2020. The new teaser and visual has been released on the 2nd info.