Directly from miHoYo’s open-world game Genshin Impact, here comes a 1/7 scale PVC figurine of Ganyu, the non-stopping secretary of the Liyue Qixing. Dressed in her outfit “Frostdew Trail” and holding the Sacred Cryo Pearl in her hands, the whole figurine is a perfect replica of the character illustration in the game. What’s more, as a pre-order bonus gift, an illustration file folder will also be bundled. Make sure not to miss this wonderful product!
Singer and voice actress Yui Makino announced that she will release a new mini album titled “Anata to Watashi wo Tsunagu Mono” (“What Connects You and Me”) on October 5.
The mini album contains seven songs, including “Espero” and “Undine -2021 edizione-”, the opening and ending theme songs, respectively, of ARIA The BENEDIZIONE, as well as “Touch of Hope,” the theme song of the feature-length The Girl from the Other Side OVA.
The other four songs were created in collaboration with names like Akino Arai, Shunji Iwai, Katsutoshi Kitagawa, Yu Sakai, Shunsuke Takizawa (TRYTONELABO), Keiichi Tomita (Tomita Lab), Konomi Fujimura, Hisaaki Hogari, Yukinojo Mori, and Tansa. One of them is a “warm ballad” composed by Makino herself.
The mini album will be available in three formats: Limited Edition A with a Blu-ray disc, Limited Edition B with a photobook, and a regular edition. More details will be announced at a later date.
Source: Press Release
Nao Toyamarecently announced that she will release her third full album titled “Welcome to MY WONDERLAND” on September 28, 2022. The announcement was revealed at a July 18 event held to commemorate the release of Toyama’s double tie-up single, “Ano Hi no Kotoba/Growing.”
2022 marks the fifth anniversary of Toyama’s singing debut. “Welcome to MY WONDERLAND” is one of five projects that were planned in celebration, with the first three including her first official book, a birthday event, and her double tie-in single. The fifth will be an album release tour.
Toyama also released her latest artist photo along with the album release information. The press release describes her rainbow-colored costume in the picture as one “that makes her look like a guide for the fantastical theme park Rainbow Wonderland.”
Since her debut, Toyama has played numerous heroines in popular anime. Her 2022 anime roles include Rent-A-Girlfriend Season 2’s Ruka Sarashina, The Devil Is A Part-Timer!!’s Chiho Sasaki, Classroom of the Elite 2nd Season’s Honami Ichinose, and A Couple of Cuckoo’s Hiro Segawa.
Source: Press Release
Kazuki Takahashi, the creator of the popular Yu-Gi-Oh! franchise, has been found dead at the age of 60. According to the Nago Coast Guard Station in Okinawa Prefecture, they saw a floating corpse on the coast of Nago City on Wednesday, July 6, at 10:30 am.
The body was found roughly 300 meters offshore and was confirmed dead on the scene by the firefighters. The deceased has been identified as Kazuki Takahashi, age 60, the creator of the popular card game series Yu-Gi-Oh!.
Kazuki Takahashi was in Okinawa Prefecture, taking a trip alone to tour the city. Around 9:00 pm on July 6, a rental car company reported to the police that they could not contact Kazuki Takahashi. The fire department also confirmed that sharks and other marine life damaged Kazuki Takahashi’s abdomen and lower body.
Kazuki Takahashi, born October 4, 1961, in Tokyo, is the creator of the Yu-Gi-Oh! manga series, which has spawned several spinoff anime and manga series.
Takahashi started as a manga artist in 1982. His first work was Tokiou no taka (Fighting Hawk), published in 1990. One of his earliest works, Tennenshoku Danji Buray, was published from 1991 to 1992 and lasted two volumes. Takahashi did not find success until 1996 when he created Yu-Gi-Oh!
Takahashi’s Yu-Gi-Oh! manga led to the creation of the Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game was published originally by Bandai, then later Konami. Originally intended as a one-shot in the manga’s episodic introduction of new games, the game was named “Magic and Wizards” as a reference to the card game Magic: The Gathering and its publishing company Wizards of the Coast (the card game’s name was changed to “Duel Monsters” in the anime adaptations). However, Shueisha, the publisher of the Weekly Shounen Jump magazine, received so many letters and fan-mail asking about “Magic and Wizards” that Takahashi decided to extend it.
Takahashi has continued to supervise the creation of Yu-Gi-Oh! manga since the end of the original manga’s run.
Source: Yahoo Japan
The theme song “Beyond Selves” by Void_Chords, the opening theme song for the RWBY Ice Queendom anime, has been released. Void_Chrods, also known as Ryo Takahashi, is an artist who has worked on numerous popular anime soundtracks, including Sing a Bit of Harmony, Arifureta: From Commonplace to World’s Strongest, and ACCA: 13-Territory Inspection Dept.
“Beyond Selves,” the opening theme song of RWBY Ice Queendom, was produced by Void_Chords and features the singer L as a guest artist. It is a highly accomplished song with a grand and sophisticated Void_Chords sound that will delight not only fans of the anime but also music fans in general. A teaser music video is available on Void_Chord’s official YouTube channel.
RWBY Ice Queendom is a Japanese anime television series produced by Shaft, based on the American web series RWBY created by Monty Oum for Rooster Teeth. The series premiered in July 2022. A manga adaptation illustrated by Kumiko Suekane began serialization in ASCII Media Works’s shounen manga magazine Dengeki Daioh in June 2022.
RWBY Ice Queendom anime visual:
Source: Press Release
Kairiki Bear, a famous Vocaloid producer who is known for hits such as “Venom” (44 million views on YouTube) and “Darling Dance” (22 million views), launched a new project called Retbear in June 2022. Retbear is an “anonymous” unit that combines Kairiki Bear with a different unknown vocalist for each song. The guest vocalist performs under another name than usual. Retbear’s debut song will be “Atamannaka DEAD END” (unknown Vo: 10fu), the opening theme of the TV anime Black Summoner. The new opening theme was recently revealed in the anime’s second official trailer.
Black Summoner trailer:
Black Summoner is a Japanese light novel series written by Doufu Mayoi. It began publication online on the Shousetsuka ni Narou novel in October 2014. Overlap began publishing the series with illustrations by Kurogin under their Overlap Bunko imprint in June 2016. As of August 2021, fifteen volumes have been released. A manga adaptation with illustrations by Gin Ammo began serialization in Overlap’s Comic Gardo website in January 2018. As of October 2021, its chapters have been compiled into eleven tankoubon volumes. An anime television series adaptation by Satelight will premiere in July 2022.
Black Summoner anime visual:
Source: Press Release
On July 26, 2017, Kiyono Yasuno made her solo debut with her first mini-album Namida. Now, five years since that memorable day, she will be releasing her first full album!
The title of the album “A PIECE OF CAKE” was chosen by Kiyono herself. The lyrics of the new songs are also based on a motif that she came up with.
This product will be released in three formats: Limited Edition A, Limited Edition B, and a regular edition. Limited Edition A will include a miniature version of the PakuPaku Monster doll featured in the “Onnaji Kimochi” music video. Limited Edition B will include a Blu-ray disc with four music videos as well as a featurette on the new song “Seiki no Shukusai.”
She will also be doing her third tour with this album! More details are to be announced later.
Kiyono Yasuno is from Miyagi Prefecture and in 2016, she was chosen for the role of Kaname Buccaneer in the Macross Δ television series and became the leader of the tactical sound unit Walküre. Walküre’s first album Walküre Attack won Animation Album of the Year at the Japan Gold Disc Awards. In July 2017, she made her solo debut with her first mini-album Namida, which included Isekai Shokudou ending theme “Chiisana Hitotsubu.” As a voice actress, she has played many roles, including Natsuki Kimura in THE iDOLM@STER: Cinderella Girls, Megumi Kato in Saekano: How to Raise a Boring Girlfriend, and Elena Amamiya in Star Twinkle.
Source: Press Release
Emerging Tokyo-based group NOILION premieres a new music video for their recently released track “3” on May 12th, 2022. Since appearing as the opening theme song of the Netflix anime series ULTRAMAN, their energetic inspirational song has been gaining popularity around the globe.
Through the production work of TeddyLoid and the vocals of singer LIO, “3” captures many themes within the story of ULTRAMAN including facing conflicts, hardships, and loneliness.
The new music video that accompanies the song, directed by Keita “Konnie” Aoki, centers around singer LIO surrounded by dancers and an array of effects and lights which capture the energy of “3”. In the video, the other members of NOILION, KILLIT, and REAK, can be seen in flashes but remain mysterious figures.
About the song, NOILION states: “There are struggles that must be challenged in order to live, yet we must find the answer in our hearts, believe it, and move forward. While resisting adversity, we made the song “3” with the determination to aim for further heights and have courage when creating the sound. We are honored to help ULTRAMAN Season 2 to become a work that gives hope to people living in the present age.”
Source: Press Release
MyAnimeList has announced that it will hold its 2nd English web novel writing contest titled “I Was Browsing MAL as Usual Then I Realized My Web Novel Could Become Manga” or simply “MAL x Honeyfeed Writing Contest (2022).” The three prompt boards for this round will be School, Rom-Com, and Cyberpunk. There will be a US$3,000 prize for each prompt board, for a total prize pool of US$9,000. The contest will start on June 1, 2022, and the winning entries will be announced in December 2022.
The contest will be held in collaboration with Honeyfeed, an English web novel community operated by qdopp, Inc., and winning entries will be chosen by a panel of judges and a user vote. Winning entries will also be reviewed by Kodansha Ltd. for possible publication and/or comicalization.
This contest was inspired by the voices of international anime fans on MyAnimeList. Many anime fans feel that only Japanese-authored works have a realistic chance of becoming anime, while foreign-authored works stand little to no chance. This contest was created as a stepping stone to fulfilling that dream of someday having one’s ideas made into an anime in Japan.
This contest will also contribute to spreading Japan’s anime culture even further and deeper than ever before. We believe there is a need to create an ecosystem where overseas anime fans can not only watch finished products but also contribute to the anime creation process.
MyAnimeList’s mission is to create a place where anime and manga fans from all over the world can gather every day, and we are constantly developing our services to meet the needs of overseas users who love Japanese anime and manga. We are not content with the status quo and will continue pushing the envelope to expand our user base.
Contest Schedule (may be subject to change)
Entry Period: June 1 to September 1, 2022
Judges Voting Period: September 2 to November 2, 2022
Public Voting Period (Finals): November 3 to November 30, 2022
Winner Announced: December 12, 2022
Winners of the 1st English Web Novel Contest
1st Place: Realm Assassin by Pearlyn Mirabella
3rd Place: The Sequence of Kai by Oscar H.M.
MyAnimeList is one of the world’s largest anime and manga communities, with comprehensive databases maintained by its passionate userbase. The website allows members to track their viewing progress, rate and discuss titles, write reviews, and discover new works through various community-driven features. With over 18 million monthly active users from more than 230 different countries and regions, MyAnimeList is an essential resource for international anime and manga fan.
Campaign Page: https://mhwc.myanimelist.net
Writing Platform: Honeyfeed
Voting Platform: MyAnimeList
Source: Press Release
From the popular VTuber group, “hololive production” comes a POP UP PARADE figure of the Captain of the Houshou Pirates, Houshou Marine! Stay tuned for more POP UP PARADE figures of Hololive members coming soon! Be sure to add her to your collection!
Pre-orders are now open for a limited time until May 19, 2022 (GMT+8). Pre-order today on Play-Asia.
From the popular anime series Toradora! comes a big size figure of Taiga Aisaka in a new outfit! Dressed in a tiger-style outfit perfect for the Palmtop Tiger, this figure of Taiga features a new adorable roaring face! The figure’s net tights are made of real fabric, making for a realistic look and feel. Be sure to add her to your collection!
Pre-orders are now open for a limited time until May 12, 2022 (GMT+8). Pre-order today on Play-Asia.
The TV anime adaptation of Rin Asano’s Deaimon manga series is currently airing and the Original Soundtrack is scheduled to be released on June 22, 2022. It will contain 44 background and insert songs from the anime.
The music was produced by Ren Takada, a talented string instrumentalist who has composed music for numerous films, dramas, stage shows, and commercials. At the 59th Japan Record Awards, he received an excellence award for his 2017 album Night Riders Blues.
In addition to BGM tracks, the album will also include insert songs such as “Joyo Manju no Uta,” which is sung by protagonist Nagomu Irino (played by Nobunaga Shimazaki), and “Yae ni Saku,” which was written and composed by Ayano Tsuji and sung by Mitsuru Horikawa (played by Minori Suzuki). The CD cover will feature an illustration by the original manga author Rin Asano.
Born in 1973 as the eldest son of Japanese folk singer Wataru Takada. He made his solo debut in 2002 with the album LULLABY and has released seven original albums to date. In addition to creating his music, he also produces and arranges music for other artists and has worked on the soundtracks of numerous films, dramas, stage shows, and commercials. Apart from the guitar, he can also play the ukulele, banjo, mandolin, and a variety of other string instruments. In 2015, he released an album titled Coffee Blues ～Takada Wataru wo Utau～ as a tribute to his father on the tenth anniversary of his passing. In 2017, he released Night Riders Blues, which won an excellence award at the 59th Japan Record Awards. His latest album FRESH was released in March 2019.
Deaimon is a Japanese manga series by Rin Asano and it focuses on a story of bonding through wagashi (Japanese sweets) set in an old confectionary store in Kyoto. It has been serialized in Kadokawa Shoten’s seinen manga magazine Young Ace since May 2016 and has been collected in thirteen tankobon volumes. An anime television series adaptation by Encourage Films premiered in April 2022.
Deaimon synopsis from MAL:
Nagomu Irino returns to his Kyoto home for the first time in ten years when his father is hospitalized. Nagomu is eager to take over Ryokushou, the family’s Japanese sweet shop, but he’s instead asked to be a father figure to Itsuka Yukihira, the girl everyone calls the successor.
Source: Press Release
The latest installment in the highly-acclaimed Ghost in the Shell series, Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045 Season 2, will be released worldwide on Netflix on May 23, 2022. The second volume of the original soundtrack, which contains the BGM for season 2 and three insert songs including “Don’t Break Me Down,” will be released on June 22.
As with season 1, the music was composed by Nobuko Toda and Kazuma Jinnouchi, a composer duo based in Tokyo and Los Angeles who have created scores for numerous films, video games, and anime using a combination of elements from orchestral, acoustic, and electronic genres.
The insert song “Don’t Break Me Down” is sung by Scott Matthew, a vocalist who previously performed music produced by Yoko Kanno for Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex. The other insert songs are “Find Me” by Caroline Lufkin, an electronica artist from Okinawa, and “2+2=n” by Emi Evans, who has sung for numerous games, TV commercials, dramas, and movies.
The album will be available on streaming services and major download sites such as the iTunes Store, RecoChoku, and mora from June 22. Streaming services: Apple Music, LINE MUSIC, Spotify, YouTube Music, Amazon Music Unlimited, AWA, KKBOX, Rakuten Music, and TOWER RECORDS MUSIC.
Based in Tokyo and Los Angeles, Nobuko Toda and Kazuma Jinnouchi are an award-winning music composition and production team, who specialize in creating scores for film, television and video games. The duo’s music combines elements of orchestral, acoustic and electronic genres with musical sound design to create evocative and diverse soundscapes, thus creating distinctive and emotional scores that enhance the storytelling.
Toda and Jinnouchi have written music for numerous internationally-recognized projects – including Remothered: Tormented Fathers, Halo 5: Guardians, Uzumasa Limelight, Halo 4, A Realm Reborn – Final Fantasy XIV, Metal Gear Solid Peace Walker, Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots, Metal Gear Solid 3. The soundtrack album for Halo 5: Guardians was highly recognized worldwide and ranked #2 on Billboard’s soundtrack chart during the first week of its release.
In the recent years, Toda and Jinnouchi have begun working closely with award-winning directors Kenji Kamiyama and Shinji Aramaki, and wrote scores for Netflix ULTRAMAN, as well as the latest installment in the highly-acclaimed Ghost in the Shell series, Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045, which is coming to Netflix in April 2020.
Both studied music at Berklee College of Music, graduating in 2002 after majoring in Film Scoring and Contemporary Writing and Production. After years of collaboration with a variety of creative talents and unique experiences as in-house composers at Microsoft and Konami, the duo continues to be in high demand for their understanding of music production for both linear and interactive media. Over the last two decades, the duo has received numerous awards and honors including the BAFTA Games Award, NAVGTR Awards, Global Music Award, and MPSE Golden Reel Award.
Source: Press Release
Popular Japanese textboard website, 5chan (5ch), has revealed rankings of the most popular anime of 2021.
Here are the rankings:
50. Restaurant to Another World 2 48 votes
48 (tie). Yuki Yuna is a Hero 50 votes
48 (tie). Girlfriend, Girlfriend 50 votes
47. Pui Pui Molcar 52 votes
46. The Idaten Deities Know Only Peace 53 votes
45. Blue Reflection Ray 54 votes
43 (tie). Godzilla Singular Point 58 votes
43 (tie). Cells at Work! CODE BLACK! 58 votes
41 (tie). The Dungeon of Black Company 59 votes
41 (tie). The World’s Finest Assassin Gets Reincarnated in Another World as an Aristocrat 59 votes
40. I’ve Been Killing Slimes for 300 Years and Maxed Out My Level 60 votes
39. Gekidol: Actidol Project 61 votes
38. Let’s Make a Mug Too 62 votes
37. The Great Jahy Will Not Be Defeated! 70 votes
36. Re-Main 71 votes
35. Waccha PriMagi! 72 votes
34. World Trigger 76 votes
32 (tie). The Aquatope on White Sand 77 votes
32 (tie). Takt Op. Destiny 77 votes
31. Taishou Otome Otogibanashi 80 votes
30. Don’t Toy with Me, Miss Nagatoro 82 votes
29. Back Arrow 83 votes
28. Blue Period 86 votes
27. Demon Slayer 87 votes
26. Dr. Stone 2nd Season 89 votes
25. Eighty Six 94 votes
24. Mieruko-chan 95 votes
23. Megaton-kyuu Musashi 97 votes
22. Dragon Quest: The Adventure of Dai 105 votes
21. Mewkledreamy 113 votes
20. SSSS.DYNAZENON 137 votes
19. The Vampire Dies in No Time 139 votes
18. Super Cub 143 votes
17. Zombieland Saga Second Season 144 votes
15(tie). Wonder Egg Priority 148 votes
15(tie). Irina: The Vampire Cosmonaut 148 votes
14. Love Live! Superstar!! 150 votes
13. Shadows House 156 votes
12. Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid Season 2 159 votes
11. SK8 the Infinity 162 votes
10. Sonny Boy 192 votes
9. Ranking of Kings 207 votes
8. Yuru Camp Season 2 213 votes
7. Non Non Biyori Nonstop 216 votes
6. Attack on Titan: The Final Season 302 votes
5. Vivy -Fluorite Eye’s Song- 348 votes
4. Umamusume: Pretty Derby Season 2 595 votes
3. Jobless Reincarnation: I Will Seriously Try If I Go To Another World 612 votes
2. Odd Taxi 739 votes
1. The Curtain Rises 753 votes
The second volume of the Blu-ray and DVD versions of the TV anime adaptation of Amahara and masha’s Interspecies Reviewers released on June 26, 2020, and since the Blu-rays are released after the original TV version, studios have additional time to reproduce scenes of the anime that may have been rushed to make schedules, deadlines and meet TV regulations.
They may redraw scenes, add new ones, include flashier effects, remove censorship, or just improve the general quality of the anime. It is always interesting to see the differences between the initial version and the final one, seeing the clever tricks they use to cover up rushed frames and their efforts to brush up on quality.
Note: Spoilers for Episode 5 to 8 of the Interspecies Reviewers anime series
The images on the left are the Blu-ray release and the images on the right are from the TV version. Click on an image below and use the arrow keys for easier navigation.
Here’s a look at some of the goodies that come included with the second blu-ray volume of the Interspecies Reviewers anime:
A collaboration event between the Dead or Alive Xtreme: Venus Vacation video game and illustrator Yom is now live. The event started on January 19 and will run until January 28.
During the event, a new SSR costume “Yom – Office Wear” will be available with an increased rate of 3.3%. Players who log in during the event will get a guaranteed SSR gacha ticket. In addition, an ongoing login bonus event will grant players a 10x pull gacha ticket once a day; the ticket can only be claimed a total of seven times.
Yom mentioned that he wanted to choose the type of denier used for the tights during the development of the event and is thankful to the development team for responding to all of his requests. He requested toe reinforcements for thinner deniers, toe seams, and the ability to take off shoes. He hopes that fans will be able to find their own fetish points from many different angles as they have been created in great detail.
Dead or Alive Xtreme Venus Vacation (also known as DOAXVV) is the fifth game in the Xtreme series, and the only game in the Dead or Alive spin-off series to be released on PC.
During Jump Festa 2021 a new promo video revealed that the anime adaptation of Tite Kubo’s Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War Arc is slated to return from October 2022.
The main staff was revealed and is as follows:
- Director & Series composition: Tomohisa Taguchi (Akudama Drive, Kino no Tabi: The Beautiful World – The Animated Series, Digimon Adventure: Last Evolution Kizuna)
- Character design: Masashi Kudo (Maoyuu Maou Yuusha, Bleach: Memories in the Rain, Kyou no Asuka Show)
- Music: Shiro Sagisu (Bleach, Neon Genesis Evangelion, SSSS.Dynazenon)
- Animation production: Studio Pierrot (Bleach, Tokyo Ghoul, Naruto)
In addition, a new key visual was revealed:
The event also streamed a 15-minute video that recaps the previous Bleach anime:
Bleach is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Tite Kubo. It follows the adventures of the hotheaded teenager Ichigo Kurosaki, who inherits his parents’ destiny after he obtains the powers of a Soul Reaper—a death personification similar to the Grim Reaper—from another Soul Reaper, Rukia Kuchiki. His newfound powers force him to take on the duties of defending humans from evil spirits and guiding departed souls to the afterlife and setting him on journeys to various ghostly realms of existence.
Bleach was serialized in Shueisha’s shonen (teenage males) manga magazine Weekly Shonen Jump from August 2001 to August 2016, with its chapters collected in seventy-four tankobon volumes. The series has spawned a media franchise that includes an anime television series adaptation that was produced by Tokyo-based studio Pierrot from 2004 to 2012, two original video animation (OVA) episodes, four animated feature films, ten stage musicals, and numerous video games, as well as many types of Bleach-related merchandise. A Japanese live-action film adaptation produced by Warner Bros. was released in 2018.
In North America, the manga was licensed for English release by Viz Media in 2004. They have released its seventy-four volumes and published its chapters in their Shonen Jump magazine from November 2007 until the magazine’s final issue in April 2012.
Bleach received the 50th Shogakukan Manga Award for the shōnen category in 2005. Despite significant downturns in both the Japanese and English manga markets, Bleach continued to perform well commercially, and had over 120 million tankobon volumes in circulation worldwide as of 2018, making it the eleventh best-selling manga in history.
During the JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: The Animation Special Event ~ JOESTAR The Inherited Soul ~ livestream event on Sunday, it was revealed that the sixth story arc of the Japanese manga series JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure, JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure Part 6: Stone Ocean, will be receiving an anime adaptation.
— TVアニメ『ジョジョの奇妙な冒険』公式 (@anime_jojo) April 4, 2021
JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure Part 6: Stone Ocean anime visual:
Stone Ocean is the sixth story arc of the Japanese manga series JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure, written and illustrated by Hirohiko Araki. It was serialized in Weekly Shonen Jump from January 1, 2000, to April 21, 2003, and was collected into 17 tankobon volumes. In its original publication, it was known as JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure Part 6 Jolyne Cujoh: Stone Ocean. It was preceded by Golden Wind and followed by Steel Ball Run. An anime adaptation was confirmed on 4th April 2021. – Wiki
JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure Part 6: Stone Ocean synopsis from MAL:
In Florida, 2011, Jolyne Kuujou sits in a jail cell like her father Joutarou once did; yet this situation is not of her own choice. Framed for a crime she didn’t commit, and manipulated into serving a longer sentence, Jolyne is ready to resign to a dire fate as a prisoner of Green Dolphin Street Jail. Though all hope seems lost, a gift from Joutarou ends up awakening her latent abilities, manifesting into her Stand, Stone Free. Now armed with the power to change her fate, Jolyne sets out to find an escape from the stone ocean that holds her.
However, she soon discovers that her incarceration is merely a small part of a grand plot: one that not only takes aim at her family, but has additional far-reaching consequences. What’s more, the mastermind is lurking within the very same prison, and is under the protection of a lineup of menacing Stand users. Finding unlikely allies to help her cause, Jolyne sets course to stop their plot, clear her name, and take back her life.
The official website for the upcoming anime of Hiro Mashima’s Edens Zero manga series began streaming the first promotional video on Friday. The anime is scheduled to air from April 11, 2021. The promo video reveals more cast for the anime and previews the opening theme song “Eden through the rough” by Takanori Nishikawa.
In addition, it was revealed that the ending theme titled “Bouken no VLOG” will be performed by CHiCO with HoneyWorks.
The revealed cast includes:
- Takuma Terashima (Otoya Ittoki from Uta no☆Prince-sama♪ Maji Love 1000%) will voice Shiki Granbell
- Mikako Komatsu (Yume from Hai to Gensou no Grimgar) as Rebecca Bluegarden
- Rie Kugimiya (Rose from Dragon Crisis!) as Happy
- Hiromichi Tezuka (Dogedo from The Seven Deadly Sins: Revival of the Commandments) as Weisz Steiner
- Shiori Izawa (Nanachi from Made in Abyss) as E.M. Pino
- Shiki Aoki (Makoto Asada from Cardfight!! Vanguard G: Next) as Homura Kougetsu
- Sayaka Ohara (Lelouch Lamperouge from Code Geass: Hangyaku no Lelouch) as Elsie Crimson
- Kikuko Inoue (Mizuho Kazami from Onegai☆Teacher) as Mother
- Houchu Ohtsuka (Jiraiya from Naruto) as Ziggy
The staff includes:
- Director: Yuji Suzuki (Various episodes of Fairy Tail (2014) and Cardfight!! Vanguard G: Z)
- Series Composer: Mitsutaka Hirota (Mr. Tonegawa: Middle Management Blues, Rent-a-Girlfriend, Zoids Wild)
- Anime Character Designer: Yurika Sako
- Sound Director: Yoshihisa Hirano (Death Note, Hunter x Hunter (2011), Ouran Koukou Host Club)
- Animation Studio: J.C.Staff (Toradora!, Shokugeki no Souma, Prison School)
Edens Zero (stylized as EDENS ZERO) is a Japanese science fiction manga series written and illustrated by Hiro Mashima. It has been serialized in Kodansha’s Weekly Shonen Magazine since June 2018, with its chapters collected into thirteen tankobon volumes as of January 2021. The story follows a boy named Shiki Granbell who embarks on a voyage aboard the titular starship across different planets in search of a cosmic goddess known as “Mother”. The manga is published digitally in six other languages as they are released in Japan, with Kodansha USA licensing the series for English publication in North America on Crunchyroll, Comixology, and Amazon Kindle. An anime television series adaptation produced by J.C.Staff is scheduled to premiere in April 2021. A video game adaptation by Konami has also been announced. – Wiki
Edens Zero synopsis from MAL:
At Granbell Kingdom, an abandoned amusement park, Shiki has lived his entire life among machines. But one day, Rebecca and her cat companion Happy appear at the park’s front gates. Little do these newcomers know that this is the first human contact Granbell has had in a hundred years!
As Shiki stumbles his way into making new friends, his former neighbors stir at an opportunity for a robo-rebellion… And when his old homeland becomes too dangerous, Shiki must join Rebecca and Happy on their spaceship and escape into the boundless cosmos.
Source: Edens Zero official website
The official website for the upcoming anime adaptation of Nanashi’s Don’t Toy With Me, Miss Nagatoro (Ijiranaide, Nagatoro-san) begun streaming the first promotional video for the upcoming TV anime on Tuesday. It also revealed that the series is slated to premiere in April 2021.
The cast will consist of:
- Sumire Uesaka (Sanae Dekomor from Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai!) will voice Nagatoro-san
- Daiki Yamashita (Deku from Boku no Hero Academia) will voice Senpai
- Mikako Komatsu (Neko from K) as Gamo-chan
- Aina Suzuki (Mari Ohara from Love Live! Sunshine!!) as Yoshi
- Shiori Izawa (Tanpopo Kuraishi from Witch Craft Works) as Sakura
The staff will consist of:
- Director: Hirokazu Hanai (Saredo Tsumibito wa Ryuu to Odoru)
- Series Composition/Script: Taku Kishimoto (Gin no Saji, Haikyuu!!, Usagi Drop)
- Character Designer: Misaki Suzuki (Assistant Character Design for Another)
- Music: Gin (Pop Team Epic, This Art Club Has a Problem!, Why the hell are you here, Teacher!?)
- Studio: Telecom Animation Film (Orange, All Out!!, Lupin III: Part 5)
In addition, a new anime visual was recently revealed:
Previous anime visual:
Don’t Toy With Me, Miss Nagatoro is a Japanese web manga series written and illustrated by Nanashi, also known as 774. The web manga began its serialization in Magazine Pocket, an online and app-based web manga magazine published by Kodansha, on November 1, 2017. An anime television series adaptation by Telecom Animation Film will premiere in April 2021.
Don’t Toy With Me, Miss Nagatoro synopsis by Kodansha Comics:
Nagatoro is a freshman in high school who loves teasing and torturing her older male classmate! What’s her motivation and why does Senpai put up with her? Does Nagatoro just want to create misery for Senpai? Or maybe she secretly likes him?
Official site: https://www.nagatorosan.jp/
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