December 18, 2019 By: MoA (Translated by gyanyao & Porew ), 13853 views
From "JoJo: Golden Wind" comes business suits! Giorno & Bucciarati are ready for action!

From "JoJo: Golden Wind" comes business suits! Giorno & Bucciarati are ready for action!

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.

March 24, 2021 By: MINAMI (Translated by gyanyao & James ), 9751 views

Souryo Slot “Fucked by My Best Friend” Promo Video with the Voices of Furukawa Makoto and Yamamoto Kazuomi

October 25, 2019 By: Tsubasa Matsumoto (Translated by Tuath4 ), 4910 views

The 2nd Info Movie “Kimetsu no Yaiba : Demon Slayer” Debuted! Will be Released in 2020

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.

October 23, 2019 By: Nakase Kotaro (Translated by Hiro毛 & vrusshie ), 6283 views

“Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation” TV animation broadcast in 2020! Visual & Trailer are released!

“Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation”, which had been announced to be animated, was decided to be broadcast as TV anime in 2020. In addition, the first visual depicting the four main characters and a PV by the new animation production company “Studio Bind” established for this work were released.

February 19, 2020 By: Nakase Koutarou (Translated by gyanyao & Porew ), 6130 views

"Collaboration Suits" inspired by Giorno & Bucciarati from "JoJo: Golden Wind" are released!

December 25, 2019 By: MoA (Translated by Karin & YaruJan ), 4139 views

"Kishiryu Sentai Ryusoulger VS Lupinranger VS Patranger the Movie" will be released in February 2020! The newest footage included!

“Kishiryu Sentai Ryusoulger VS Lupinranger VS Patranger the Movie”, the newest work in the “Super Sentai VS Film Series”, is scheduled to be released on Feb. 8, 2020. The newest footage andscene photos have also been revealed.

September 16, 2020 By: Akebono Mine (Translated by Porew & NN ), 5546 views

All 27 "Crayon Shin-chan Movie" series can be streamed for free! "Crayon Shin-chan: Honeymoon Hurricane ~The Lost Hiroshi~" appears for the first time on ABEMA

March 18, 2020 By: Takahashi Katsunori (Translated by Porew & Slothpaca ), 4079 views

The Bikini Model × Karate Manga, "Hagure Idol Jigokuhen" gets a Live-Action Adaptation Movie! Cut-scenes have also been released

October 23, 2019 By: Kotaro Nakase (Translated by Sean & Elizabeth ), 3041 views

“Zombie Land Saga” A New Main Song Featuring Yugiri is releaed! Stage Play Adaptation Also Announced For Spring 2020!

From the anime **Zombie Land Saga**, a brand new anime music video (Short ver.) was released to the public. This music video features a new song “Saga Jihen” recorded in the greatest hits album which will be on sale Nov. 17. Furthermore, a live event will be held at Makuhari Event Hall in Chiba during March 2020, as well as a stage play adaptation during Spring 2020.

February 4, 2020 By: MoA (Translated by GOOOOOH!!! & Porew ), 3716 views

"Twittering Birds Never Fly" Movie Drops New PV

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The 2nd PV for Ahiru no Sora has been released! Don’t miss out on the hot scene featuring a freakishly tall basketball player!

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.

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Under the Mask is Blank… That’s Why Char Aznable Resonates With Us “Nobodies”

Anyone who sees Char Aznable from the "Mobile Suit Gundam" series for the first time wonders what he hides under his mask. A mask is called a persona in theater. This, in turn, came to mean the social face people show to the world. Char always wears a mask. He took his physical mask after the "One Year War", but kept his psychological mask on. He was always playing a role. Maybe, in the process, he forgot who he truly was. Initially, he wore a mask for obvious reasons. He was the orphaned son of the father of the Principality of Zeon, Zeon Zum Deikun, and was secretly plotting to avenge his presumably assassinated parents, by taking revenge on the Zabi family, who are now in control of Zeon. So is his true face under his mask, a man of revenge? Not quite. He tricked the youngest Zabi, Garma, into getting killed by Gundam, but he didn't get any satisfaction, and instead, felt empty. It's difficult to judge if he was speaking from his heart, but his actions shifted away from taking revenge on the Zabi family, so he probably felt that a man of revenge was not his true color. Also, when he reunites with his sister, Sayla, in "Mobile Suit Gundam" Episode 38, he asks her, "Do you think I'm just a man of revenge?" It's as if he is trying to tell her that his actions are for a greater cause. Later, he actually does try to free "those whose souls are drawn by the gravity of Earth" and achieve human innovation by making all humans live in space. Then is a revolutionary his essence? That also doesn't quite fit him, because he calls himself a "clown" when he makes these revolutionary speeches. His idea of human innovation must be inherited from his father, Zeon Zum Deikun. Does this mean he is following the steps of his father, who passed away when he was still young? However, the story hints at his mother's death having a stronger impact on him than his father's. Char's past was shown in "Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin", and it describes him being more shocked by learning his mother's death more than his father's. Moreover, he has always sought for a woman with motherly traits. His lines in "Mobile Suit Gundam: Char's Counterattack", "Lalah was the one who could have been my mother," is symbolic. To him, a revolutionary was just another mask. He even has several names he goes by. Char Aznable, his given name Casval Rem Deikun, Édouard Mass, and Quattro Vageena. And it's not only his name that changes. His social status and rank have been all over too. He was both enemy and ally to Amuro. Char's life is full of twists and turns. This is a stark contrast to Amuro, who was always a Mobile Suit Pilot. Char never was able to become who he wanted to be. First, he failed to be a man of revenge. He also couldn't become a revolutionary, nor a cold dictator, and was only a "clown". Gihren Zabi was a better dictator than he was. He probably didn't think of himself as a clown and was gloating over his own political speeches. Most importantly, Char failed to become a true New Type, and that's what makes him different from Lalah and Amuro. He probably asked himself why he couldn't become a true New Type upon seeing other New Types like Haman, Sirocco, and Kamille. He had an inferiority complex towards Amuro, and how he used people around him as tools made him the Old Type that he despised. Char wanted human innovation more than anyone, but he couldn't put behind his Old Type ways. His true face under his mask is an empty "nobody". But that emptiness resonates with us "nobodies".

Colonel Kenneth from “Mobile Suit Gundam Hathaway” understands the protagonist than anyone else and is a man with a sense of responsibility of a mature adult

The topics about anime and manga are tend to be those of the protagonist side and heroes, but the “bright side” can shine because “dark side” exists. The 13th article of “The Lives of Villain Character ~What are Their Beliefs~?” picks up Kenneth from “Mobile Suit Gunam Hathaway”. 【WARNING】There is a spoiler of “Mobile Suit Gundam Hathaway”. Good enemies sympathize with the opponents while confronting them. Ongoing popular animation movie “Mobile Suit Gundam Hathaway”’s protagonist Hathaway Noa (Mafty Navue Erin) and Colonel Kenneth Sleg are the rivals, but also have a good friendship. “Mobile Suit Gundam Hathaway” revolves around Hathaway, who was connected to the protagonist Amuro and Char from “Mobile Suit Gundam” (also known as 1st Gundam), and is set in the world after Space Era. Hathaway becomes adult after getting involved in battles in “Mobile Suit Gundam: Char's Counterattack”, and he fights by taking in the will of Amuro and Char. The rival is called Kenneth from the Earth Federation Force. He confronts with Hathaway throughout the movie, but he understands Hathaway more than any other character. Although their positions are different, both characters agree and rage against world’s corruption, and they even begin to feel friendship. Kenneth is the “mature” enemy of the protagonist who understands to compromise and the dirty part of the world. Because he is “mature”, he fulfills his "responsibility". ■A story begins with the bitter enemies in the same boat A story of “Mobile Suit Gundam Hathaway” begins inside the space shuttle from the moon to the Earth. Hathaway and Kenneth are in the same spaceship, which eventually gets hijacked, but defeat the hijackers together without knowing about each other’s identity. They are similar in the way that they take leadership when facing problems and they both have ability and passion to accomplish it. It is inevitable that the story begins with the bitter enemies in the same boat. Their rivalry is not based on difference in their beliefs or hatred, but their different position of a terrorist and the Earth Federation Force. They can be the good friends, if they are released from the regular positions that they are in as “the passengers”. Hathaway is the leader of the terrorist group “Mafty”, which is the rebel group against the corrupted Earth Federation Force. While there are scenes that the ordinary citizens are involved in the activity of Mafty, the group gains support from the citizens as well. Kenneth partly agrees with Mafty’s belief. He self-depreciates saying that as he cannot live freely due to strains from the community’s rule, he stays in the Earth Federation Force. “He works as an army because it is mature to live with restrains of a community, and he cannot runaway from it. ‘If I could live freely, I would become the member of Mafty’” (Quoted from the novel “Mobile Suit Gundam: Hathaway the Flash Vol. 1” Page 43) He thinks so inside his head. Hathaway for him is a target of admire, who can live and act freely without any limitations. He, who lives with limitations while partly giving up, is a realistic figure for the audience, even though he sometimes play too much with girls. He isn’t “pure” enough that he cannot runaway from the group, although he is already too tired of looking at corrupted organization. Kenneth is not only a nice man. He does not hesitate to take a custody to accomplish his mission and is not merciful that he uses violence to gain information that he needs. This implicates that his actions are taken to reduce the risk of losing his men’s lives by raising the percentage of success for a mission. In other words, such actions are taken because he fully understands "responsibility" as a commander. His “sense of responsibility” is the reason why he is suitable as the rival of the protagonist, Hathaway. ■Kenneth is proud of Hathaway as a friend Hathaway is a son of Bright Noa, the soldier of the Earth Federation Force appeared since “Mobile Suit Gundam” (1st Gundam). Bright does not know that his son is the leader of anti-Federation organization. When Hathawy is captured, Kenneth learns that for some reason Bright is assigned in his position and Kenneth himself volunteers to terminate Hathaway’s life as a punishment. “A smarter friend is a treasure that a man can show off. Kenneth, begins to feel such a complex feeling toward Hathaway.” (Quoted from the novel “Mobile Suit Gundam: Hathaway's Flash Vol. 2” Page 33) The death penalty of Hathaway is painful to Kenneth than anyone else, but the innocent Hathaway could be only stopped by ending his life. He also understands it is “his responsibility” as an adult to bring death to him. After accomplishing his mission and being released from his burden, Kenneth implicates that he will inherit Hathaway’s wish. The fate of Hathaway and Kenneth is the respresenation of unreasonableness of the Space Era. World is cruel, but they have no other choice to keep living. The enemy will continue his rival’s life. Because rivals are connected in some part.

What was so revolutionary about “Shaman King” as a shonen manga? The antithesis of the “too strong antagonist, Hao

In anime and manga works, the popularity of characters and topics of conversation tend to be biased toward the main characters and heroes. However, it is the existence of the "shadows" that makes the "light" shine brightly. In the eleventh installment of "Enemy Character Biographies: Where is Their Aesthetics?”, we take a look at Hao from "SHAMAN KING". ※Please note that there are spoilers about “SHAMAN KING”. Basically, the antagonist in a story exists to be defeated by the protagonist. The role of the antagonist is to present values that differ from those of the protagonist and to glorify the legitimacy of the protagonist's side by being defeated. Since the audience and readers enjoy the story while empathizing with the protagonist, the defeat of the antagonist is also a catharsis for entertainment. In this sense, "SHAMAN KING" was a unique shonen manga. This is because Hao, the antagonist of this work, was an opponent that the protagonists could not defeat no matter how hard they tried. Why did "SHAMAN KING" need such an antagonist? I would like to think about it while comparing the original story and the old anime version. Hao, a unique antagonist who cannot be defeated “SHAMAN KING" is about a shaman boy, Asakura Yoh, who participates in a tournament called "Shaman Fight" and fights with his friends to become the Shaman King, a person with omniscient power. Although Yoh's goals are big, he is not an upwardly-mobile person and is an optimist who always says, "I can manage.” His reason for wanting to become the Shaman King is to create a world where people can live with ease. This sense of powerlessness in the protagonist is also unusual for a shonen manga. The general story line itself is typical of shonen manga, with Yoh becoming stronger through encounters with his fiancée Anna and rivals, but Yoh's goal is just to be able to live comfortably. The important point is that Yoh himself does not feel that strength is of much value. In contrast to the protagonist, Hao is a character who has been harboring anger and sorrow towards humanity for a thousand years and has set his sights on destroying it. He is willing to treat the lives of his recruited friends like tools to achieve his goal. His values are clearly at odds with those of the protagonist. And above all, Hao is unusually strong. In this work, the strength of a shaman is expressed by a numerical value called shamanic power, and Hao's shamanic power is 1.25 million, almost ten times that of the protagonist, making him a completely unbeatable opponent in terms of strength. In fact, Hao is not defeated in this work. So, what do the main characters do? They accept Hao's anger and sorrow and choose to "help" him. The main reason why this work is a unique shonen manga is because of the way it is resolved. And this will be the biggest difference between the old anime version and the new one which will be based on the original story. How to Stop the Cycle of "If they beat you, get them back.” In addition to the main character, there are two other forces that oppose Hao in this work: 'X-LAWS' with the sole purpose of defeating Hao, and 'Gandhara' also aiming to save the world. Many of the members of X-LAWS have had loved ones killed by Hao and are motivated by revenge, but Gandhara, on the other hand, acts to save even Hao. In X-LAWS, there is a clear boundary between friend and foe, considering someone as an ally if they help defeat Hao and an enemy if they get in the way, but Gandhara's boundary is ambiguous. This is because they are based on the idea of "moderation" and believe that all should be saved without distinguishing between friend and foe. The timing of the appearance of these two forces is important when considering this work. While the X-LAWS appear from the early days of the Shaman Fight, Gandhara does not show up until the latter half. Perhaps due to this influence, Gandhara does not appear in the old anime, which, unlike the original, depicts Hao's defeat in the end. As a result, the old anime completes the story in the scheme of enemies and allies. In contrast, the second half of the original work takes on a different value system from that of a typical shonen manga, and the story is no longer about just defeating Hao. One of the most memorable lines in the work is, " If they beat you, get them back”. The history of mankind is a repetition of this, and Hao describes mankind as "too much work". Shonen manga are basically a story of constant battle. The " If they beat you, get them back." storyline is one of the most exciting in the world. Episodes in which the hero's side takes revenge are so popular that they are depicted in many works, but in the end, they are part of the history of human conflict, in which "if somethings is done to you, you do it back to them”. Meaning there is no end to it. This work questions the endless cycle of conflict itself. While Hao tries to end the chain by destroying humanity, Yoh and his friends choose not to defeat him. They choose not to defeat Hao, because a solution by force would spark a new conflict. Hao, the antagonist who is too strong to be defeated, was set up, in my opinion, to portray this value system. If he cannot be defeated, he will not be defeated, and he will live in moderation without distinguishing the world into friend and foe. Even so, he believes that the world will "somehow go on”. Such strength of will is present in this work.