Japan is currently in the middle of Golden Week. The new coronavirus has dampened the holiday mood for the past few years, but recently the number of infected people has leveled off to a slight downward trend, and tourist spots are crowded with people. On the twist side, there are also many people who are resting at home.
That’s where Anime! Anime! comes in with the May issue that introduces you to the voice actor contents you can enjoy this month. From real events, venues and broadcasts, please enjoy the fun and luxury of events both outside and at home.
■Riddle solving game for the TV anime “Ranking of Kings” to be held.
“Dramatic Mystery Solving Game,” a story-based mystery solving experience, and the TV anime “Ranking of Kings” have collaborated together. The event “Escape from the Silence of the Underworld Labyrinth” is now being held at Dramatic Hall in Kita Shinjuku.
The main character of “Escape from the Silence of the Underworld Labyrinth” is “you” and you must solve the riddles to save Bojji and Kage by using your wits and powers of deduction. A surprising twist awaits you at the end.
In addition, you can enjoy the newly recorded voices of Hinata Minami as Bojji, Murase Ayumu as Kage, Sato Rina as Hiling, and Sakurai Takahiro as Desha in venues and in the game. You can also hear the voices of the characters in the guide at the end of the game, so please enjoy the game to the end♪
■Dramatic Mystery Solving Game x Ranking of Kings “Escape from the Silent Underworld Labyrinth”
Dates: April 29, 2022 (Friday/Holiday) to May 29, 2022 (Sunday)
*Two performances on April 29 only, at 2:00 PM and 6:00 PM.
Performance times: [Saturdays, Sundays and holidays].
(1) Opens 9:45 / Show Starts 10:00
(2) Opens 12:45 / Show Starts 13:00
(3) Opens 15:45 / Show Starts 16:00
(4) Opens 18:45 / Show Starts 19:00
(2) Opens 19:15 / Show Starts 19:30
Venue: Kita Shinjuku Dramatic Hall
Organizer: Yodaka Records (STAMPS Co., Ltd.)
Ticket price: 3,500 JPY for advance tickets / 4,000 JPY at the door / 5,000 JPY for an advance ticket with goods present
Release date: April 11, 2022 (Mon) 9:00 PM.
(c) Tooka Sousuke, KADOKAWA Publishing /Anime “Ranking of Kings”, “Ranking of Kings” Production Committee
■Narration by Komada Wataru! A planetarium under the theme of “music for immersing oneself in memories”
“Konica Minolta Planetarian TOKYO,” which collaborates with a number of popular voice actors every time, will be showing the planetarium work “Hoshi no Kazu Hodo” on May 28 (Sat), narrated by Komada Wataru, which touches on people’s memories and memories along with the starry sky and astronomical phenomena.
This film is a special version of “Hoshi no Kazu Hodo” screened at the Planetarium Manten (Ikebukuro) from March 2020, reconstructed to fit Planetaria TOKYO’s multipurpose digital dome theater (DOME1).
Under the theme of “music for immersing oneself in memories,” the production pursues a thorough harmonization of images, script, and music, and features two notable artists. You can enjoy “Cassiopeia no Yoru ni” (lyrics composed by YOUSUKE) and “Toki wo Koete” (lyrics composed by Inoue Yuu), completely original songs written exclusively for this planetarium production, and the cover songs “Love always Wins” (lyrics composed by KAN) and “Choushou” (lyrics composed by Kitano Takeshi, music composed by Tamaki Koji), which bring back fond memories .
■”Hoshi no Kazu Hodo”
Screening Period: from Saturday, May 28, 2022
Running time: approx. 40 min.
Admission: Adults (junior high school students and older) 1,600 JPY / Children (4 years and older) 1,000 JPY
※For the latest information on screening times, holidays, additional screening times, etc., please visit the website below.
■Ono Kensho, Ueda Rena and Mimori Suzuko lead … drain the ocean; African adventure journey.
“National Geographic”, a documentary channel, offers a wide variety of mystery programs on its “Saturday Mystery File” program. “Drain the Oceans 4″ (May 7~), narrated by Ono Kensho and Ueda Rena, and the special program “Wild Nature: Complete Guide to Africa!” (May 5~), narrated by Mimori Suzuko (May 5~), will be broadcast.
“Saturday Mystery File: Drain the Ocean” is a combination of underwater exploration and groundbreaking computer graphics technology to uncover the amazing truth hidden at the bottom of the ocean. Ono-san will be working on episodes 1 through 4 of the series. Ueda-san will narrate episodes 5 through 8 in Japanese.
Based on the most ambitious and up-to-date research by maritime archaeologists and others, rather than “imaginary pictures by experts”, the film uses state-of-the-art computer graphics technology to visualize the seafloor. The exhibition realistically recreates ships that have long been submerged at the bottom of the ocean, buried in sediment, and the wreckage of weapons, providing authentic evidence down to the smallest nail. By examining these precious underwater artifacts, the film will attempt to unravel the various mysteries surrounding this historically significant event.
And “Wild Nature: Complete Guide to Africa!” will air for the first time in Japan, “The Mysterious Continent of Africa”. The program visits three regions in Africa and introduces the nature and wildlife of these areas. The mysterious landscapes of the African continent and the severe challenges that await the animals born there. It is never easy to survive in the wild, even for carnivorous animals that are considered strong in the natural world. Mimori-san will tell the drama of the lives of the animals that survive in Africa with a realistic sense of their reality.
The first “Drain the Ocean 4” will be broadcast in Japan for the first time every Saturday from 10:00 PM to 11:00 PM starting May 7 (Sat.). Special program “Wild Nature: Complete Guide of Africa!” will be broadcast on Thursdays from 8:00 PM to 9:55 PM from May 5th (Thu. Public Holiday) on cable TV and SKY PerfecTV! and other television stations nationwide.