Fashion & Idol Themed “iCON DOLL LOUNGE” Event to be held! Dempagumi.inc to Headline!
It has been announced that the fashion and idol themed event “iCON DOLL LOUNGE” will be held at the holy ground of music – Hibiya Open-Air Concert Hall – in April. The forefronts of the idol genre, Dempagumi.inc, who are ubiquitous throughout television and commercials, are to serve as the main act for the event.
An awesome line-up is scheduled for the event, including acts such as Babyraids Japan, Moso Calibration, Otome Shiinto, You’ll Melt More!, GEM, Bellring Shoujo Heart, PiiiiiiiN, Kamiyado, petit-pas, and Shiina Pikarin, all of who performed a dynamite show at last year’s “iCON DOLL LOUNGE”.
The event, titled “iCON DOLL LOUNGE～2016SPRING&SUMMER COLLECTION～”, is the 4th of the iCON DOLL LOUNGE events to be held. The new event will see not only live performances, but also a fashion show where all of the idols will perform as models.
There will be collaborations between fashion magazines such as Zipper and various Harajuku-style brands. Additionally, limited edition apparel collaboration goods of the performing idols will be sold.
Those attending the event who spend more than ￥5,000 will also receive a special novelty item and gift bag as a present. This service is limited to female attendees. Girls who love idols and fashion must not miss this event!
【Title】 iCON DOLL LOUNGE ～2016SPRING&SUMMER COLLECTION～
【Date】Sunday April 24th, 2016
【Location】Hibiya Open-Air Concert Hall
【Time】14:00 doors open/14:45 start
【Event Type】Live performance & fashion show
※ The special gift limited to female attendees will be given out by order of arrival. Please be aware that the gifts are limited in stock.
※ Re-entry to the event is permitted.
※ Entry is free to boys and girls below elementary school level (they must be accompanied by an adult).
※ Those below the age of 3 not admitted.
※ In case of rain, the event will still go ahead.
SKI-HI and NTV Launch New Major Project, Theme Song ‘D.U.N.K’ Streaming Soon
31.January.2023 | MUSIC
SKY-HI and NTV have announced a new major project titled D.U.N.K. -DANCE UNIVERSE NEVER KILLED-. The large-scale project aims to promote SKY-HI and other Japanese vocal and dance groups around the world.
The project will be broadcast on YouTube and other video streaming platforms and fans can expect content other forms of media content as well. D.U.N.K. will feature exciting content that blends music and dance along with conversations with artists, behind-the-scenes extras, and collaborative ventures.
The project will start on February 1, 2023 on NTV with an interview with SKY-HI about the project’s launch and a few chats with participating artists. This will be followed by a large-scale live event over three days on March 5, March 11, and March 12 featuring a lineup of incredible artists.
The theme song D.U.N.K. will be released on all streaming services on February 3, 2023. The track promises to be a killer tune that will make all of Japan dance and will inspire people to follow their dreams. With straightforward lyrics, impressive rap, and emotional vocals, get ready to tune in to this track early next month!
D.U.N.K. – SKY-HI (B-ME)
Release Date: February 3, 2023
D.U.N.K. -DANCE UNIVERSE NEVER KILLED-
Premieres February 1, 2023
Official Site: https://dunk.dance
Netflix Releases Trailer for Sci-Fi Anime Series Make My Day, Announces Voice Cast
30.January.2023 | ANIME&GAME
Netflix will begin streaming the sci-fi anime series Make My Day on February 2, 2023. The series is an adaptation of an original story by manga author Yasuo Ohtagaki, known for Moonlight Mile and Mobile Suit Gundam Thunderbolt. Shoji Kawamori, the mechanical designer on the Macross series, and Kiyotaka Oshiyama, known for his work on DEVILMAN Crybaby and Chainsaw Man, are acting as mechanical designers for the series.
The sci-fi action series follows a collection of characters on a tough mission across an icy planet where terrifying creatures suddenly appear to attack humans.
A gripping trailer and collection of screenshots have been revealed ahead of the series premiere. Fans can anticipate voicework by Masaomi Yamahashi (Jim), Ayahi Takagaki (Marnine), Kazuhiro Yamaji (Walter), and Akio Ohtsuka (Commander Bark).
Netflix has also announced that Atsuko Tanaka, known for her role as Motoko Kusanagi in the Ghost in the Shell series, will be playing the role of Cathy Beck, a government officer on the planet Coldfoot.
The writer of the series, Yasuo Ohtagaki, has stated that James Cameron’s Aliens was his inspiration for the work, remaking that the horror film challenged the 80s industry standard of splatter movies.
The snowy, ice-covered planet Coldfoot is home to a precious energy-rich ore called “Sig.” On the surface, the planet seems to be a crime-free utopia, but in reality, prisoners are used for back-breaking Sig mining. Jim, a young prison guard, rushes to the site of a sudden mining accident to find a mysterious creature attacking the humans.
In the trailer, Cathy explains that the planet’s atmosphere is poisonous and the surface is completely frozen. “This is a white hell that rejects living beings,” she continues. “Only those who are suicidal should consider escaping.”
When the swarm begins attacking with abandon, viewers are left asking one question: can people survive such a desperate situation? Walter claims that their actions have “opened up the cauldron of Hell,” and it’s hard to imagine so many different people coming together to combat something so terrifying and unknown.
“When crafting a story around the sudden appearance of monsters, I was constantly thinking about Aliens 2,” Ohtagaki commented. “It challenged the expectation that every sci-fi horror film in the 80s needed to be a splatter-fest.”
The series is a love letter to the science fiction genre. Cameron’s Aliens was far from his last mega-hit, with the current Avatar sequel making headlines around the world.
“When I was developing the story, I focused on not taking the viewer’s perspective off of Jim, the main character,” Ohtagaki continued. “I wanted people to become emotionally involved in this story by experiencing it through his eyes and ears. I was influenced by first-person action RPGs.”
To combat the swarm of monsters, humanity must rely on science and technology.
The eye-catching design of the mecha seen in the trailer is reminiscent of Mobile Suit Gundam Thunderbolt and Macross while also being more modern and realistic.
“Logical and realistic mecha design is my forte, and that’s the direction I wanted to take in this work,” said Ohtagaki. “In Mobile Suit Gundam Thunderbolt, we set the stage and carefully went through a creative process to find out what kind of human drama could evolve on that stage. We did the same thing here, creating Coldfoot and imagining what kinds of people might live there. That process makes things more realistic.” Will the mecha in this series be a help or a hindrance to humanity?
“Although this is a sci-fi monster tale, Make My Day is also about Jim’s growth as a person. In the process of battling through this terrible situation, he learns about friendship and love. He becomes stronger, he takes on more responsibility, and he creates his own family-like bonds,” Ohtagaki concludes.
Tune in to Make My Day when it premieres on Netflix early next month!
Make My Day (Netflix Series)
Streaming: February 2, 2023
Official Site: https://www.netflix.com/title/81176967
Soundtrack for BLUE GIANT Jazz Manga Film Adaptation Coming Soon
In 2013, Shinichi Ishizuka’s BLUE GIANT manga series hit the scene. Serialized in Big Comic, the series has sold over 9 million copies to date. Readers have fallen in love with the author’s depiction of emotion and Ishizuka has even influenced the real-world jazz scene with his creation. BLUE GIANT will be adapted into an anime film coming to theaters on February 17, and the staff’s dream of bringing real jazz at max volume to the masses will finally come true.
The world-renowned pianist Hiromi Uehara oversaw the film’s music. The authentic jazz heard in the film’s trailer has already become a hot topic, and the original soundtrack will be released on February 17, the same day as the film’s release.
Hiromi Uehara has been a close friend of Shinichi Ishizuka for years, and even before the film adaptation was announced, she had privately composed an original song for JASS, the trio formed by the main character Dai Miyamoto. Uehara wrote, performed, and produced the entire soundtrack including the songs FIRST NOTE, N.E.W., and WE WILL.
Saxophonist Tomoaki Baba will play the saxophone for the character Dai, who aspires to be the best sax player on Earth. Auditions were held in cooperation with Universal Music, featuring leading players from Japan and abroad. Baba was an easy choice, wowing judges with his large sax and powerful performance. Shun Ishiwaka, the drummer of the band Millennium Parade, will play the drums for Dai’s classmate Shunji Tamada.
More than 30 top-class classical and jazz musicians participated in the soundtrack’s production, including a string section conducted by Miho Hazama and led by members of Hiromi Uehara’s Piano Quintet.
Hiromi Uehara also wrote the original track BLUE GIANT, used as the film’s end-roll song. “When I was doing the recording for this film, this melody suddenly popped into my head. I became obsessed and immediately wrote it down,” Uehara said. “I was so inspired by the BLUE GIANT film that I created this song that same day. Of course, I had to title it the same thing!”
The soundtrack contains 29 songs and is perfect for listening to while you enjoy a quiet winter night at home. Don’t miss it!
BLUE GIANT Original Soundtrack
Release Date: February 17, 2023
Aggretsuko Season 5 to Premiere on Netflix in February
30.January.2023 | ANIME&GAME
The popular Netflix animated series Aggretsuko will return to Netflix for Season 5 on February 16, 2023. Ahead of the show’s premiere, a new visual and trailer have been released.
Aggretsuko follows a 25-year-old red panda named Retsuko who hates her job and is easily stressed. She only feels true peace while singing karaoke, where she transforms into a death metal star. The series originally launched on Netflix in 2018 and quickly became a global sensation.
Season 5 will be the final season of the series and will focus on the relationship between Retsuko and Haida following the events of the fourth season. Haida is now living a reclusive life and spending his free time playing games and hanging out online. On the other hand, Retsuko is trying to deal with her newfound fame and the many expectations people have of her. One day, a suspicious man who claims to be a member of the Diet comes to recruit Retsuko.
Be sure to tune in for the exciting conclusion!
To celebrate the release of the final season, the OTMGirls girls will perform at Sanrio Puroland.
Aggretsuko Season 5 on Netflix
Airing: February 16, 2023
Available exclusively on Netflix
Netflix Page: www.netflix.com/aggretsuko
Episode Count: 10 (Each episode 15 minutes)
Last Live ~Let’s Do a Big ATM Calculation for the Final Time!
Date: February 12, 2023
Time: Doors Open 15:00 / Show Starts 16:00
Venue: Sanrio Puroland’s Discovery Theater
Performers: Aggretsuko / OTMGirls
Order Period: January 25, 12:00 – February 5, 23:59
Purchase Period: February 8, 12:00 – 30 minutes prior to showtime
BAND-MAID to Perform as Opening Act for THE LAST ROCKSTARS’ U.S. Tour
30.January.2023 | MUSIC
Rock group BAND-MAID has been chosen as the opening act for THE LAST ROCKSTARS’ first live concert in the U.S., THE LAST ROCKSTARS Live Debut 2023 Tokyo – New York – Los Angeles, starting February 3, 2023.
THE LAST ROCKSTARS’ U.S. shows in New York on February 4 and Los Angeles on February 10 are sold out. Reaction to the group has been incredible, leading to an additional New York show on February 3. To make things even more exciting, BAND-MAID will perform at all three U.S. shows.
THE LAST ROCKSTARS (Paris Mix) Music Video
BAND-MAID has become overwhelmingly popular around the world. In the United States, the band recently performed at AFTERSHOCK FESTIVAL 2022, one of the largest music festivals in the country. They also served as a supporting act for GUNS N’ ROSES during the legendary band’s Japan tour in November. This year, the group will once again perform at a selection of music festivals in the states, including Sonic Temple 2023 in Ohio and Welcome to Rockville 2023 in Florida.
This time around, BAND-MAID will perform as the opening act for one of the most impressive rock bands in recent memory. THE LAST ROCKSTARS is composed of YOSHIKI, HYDE, SUGIZO, and MIYAVI, making it a superband like no other. This will be the first time the newly-formed group will perform in the U.S.
The Ariake Arena concert on January 27 was broadcast live on WOWOW and was also streamed in movie theaters throughout Japan. The February 10 show in Los Angeles will also be streamed, so be sure to tune in!
THE LAST ROCKSTARS Live Debut 2023 Tokyo – New York – Los Angeles
February 3, 2023
Additional New York City Show Tickets:
Pokemon GO Launches Second Hills Campaign in Japan, New CM Set in Fukiya, Okayama and Starring Mitsuki Takahata Airing Nationwide
29.January.2023 | ANIME&GAME
A new commercial for Pokemon GO’s second ‘Let’s GO to the Hills’ campaign is now airing nationwide, calling on all players of the smartphone game to work up a sweat while exploring new scenery around Japan. Set in the Fukiya district of Takahashi, Okayama, the ad stars the popular actress Mitsuki Takahata. The ‘Let’s GO to the Hills’ campaign focuses on hills and slopes, and players might find some fun new Pokemon on their travels.
The new commercial began airing nationwide on January 20, and its setting–the Fukiya district of Takahashi, Okayama–has flourished since the Edo period as a leading copper and red ocher producer. Red ocher is a byproduct of copper production and is used in many traditional Japanese crafts, even called Japan Red by some.
Several popular Pokemon appear alongside Takahata in the ad, including Chimchar, Fletchling, Hisuian Voltorb, Nyabby, Darumaka, and Charizard. Be sure to listen out for Takahata’s Okayama accent!
From January 20 until July 19, a 4-meter-high real-world PokeStop will appear at the former Fukiya Elementary School in Fukiya Furusato Village. Yes, it will be linked to the game as well!
Curtains and tapestries featuring Pokemon silhouettes and dyed Japan Red will also appear in the village, and each will point the way to real PokeStops. While it might be a little off the beaten path, come enjoy Fukiya and see what kinds of Pokemon you can find!
©2023 Niantic, Inc.
©2023 Pokémon. ©1995-2023 Nintendo/Creatures Inc. /GAME FREAK inc.
’Let’s GO to the Hills’ – Fukiya Furusato Village, Okayama Ver.
CM Broadcast Start Date: January 20, 2023
Broadcasting Area: Nationwide
Official Site: https://www.pokemongo.jp/
SUGA of K-Pop Supergroup BTS Appears in the Final Episode of ‘10 Favorites – Ryuichi Sakamoto’
29.January.2023 | MUSIC
Photo by zakkubalan ©2022 Kab Inc.
On January 17, 2022, beloved composer Ryuichi Sakamoto celebrated his 70th birthday. The artist continues to battle cancer, and as a way to encourage and empower him, the commons label launched a special anniversary website titled 10 Favorites – Ryuichi Sakamoto. The site features appearances from major artists and creators who have cited Sakamoto as an inspiration, listing their ten favorite works by the composer alongside their unique perspectives and thoughts. The 25th and final installment features SUGA of the popular K-pop boy band BTS.
Comment from SUGA (BTS)
「어릴적 부모님 손에 이끌려 ‘마지막 황제’ 재개봉을 간 적이 있었습니다.
그 때 음악에 압도 되었다는 느낌을 처음 받았고 12살 음악을 만들기 시작하며 사카모토 류이치 선생님의 음악을 많이 듣고 샘플링을 하며 꿈을 키웠습니다.
저에게 수많은 영감을 준 뮤지션들은 많지만 사카모토 류이치 선생님은 더 많은 꿈을 꾸게 해주신 분입니다 (저는 참고로 코다 다큐멘터리의 재해대피소에서 연주한 Merry Chistmas Mr. Lawrence live 버전을 가장 좋아합니다)
부디 건강하세요 선생님.
“When I was young, my parents took me to see The Last Emperor. That was when I first experienced the feeling of being awed by music. I began composing music when I was twelve and dreamed about my future while listening to your music, even sampling some of it.
There are many musicians who have inspired me, but you are one of the people who has influenced me the most. (For reference, my favorite Sakamoto piece is the live performance version of Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence that was performed in the area impacted by the 2011 earthquake, which appears in the documentary CODA). Mr. Sakamoto, please stay healthy.”
Previous contributors to the project include Shinro Ohtake, Goro Inagaki, Banana Yoshimoto, Shiro Takatani, Yukihiro Takahashi, Akira Asada, Kiko Mizuhara, Haruomi Hosono, Yuima Nakazato, Ryu Murakami, LEO, UA, Shin’ichi Fukuoka, U-zhaan, Lee Sang-il, Ryoji Ikeda, Hiroshi Fujiwara, Kei Wakabayashi, Shinichiro Watanabe, Kiichi Fujiwara, Miki Nakatani, Daito Manabe, Taeko Ohnuki, and Hirokazu Koreeda.
Fans of Sakamoto’s works should feel free to peruse the site, which includes English translations of the guest’s selections and thoughts.
10 Favorites – Ryuichi Sakamoto
FRUITS ZIPPER Valentine Pop-Up Shop to Open at Laforet Harajuku
Laforet Harajuku will host a pop-up shop inspired by the up-and-coming idol group FRUITS ZIPPER from February 1 until February 14! The FRUITS ZIPPER Valentine Pop-Up Shop will be found on the 5th floor MAKE THE STAGE area.
FRUITS ZIPPER debuted in April 2022 and embodies a simple concept: “From Harajuku to the World.” The group’s second single Watashino Ichiban Kawaiitokoro exploded in popularity on TikTok, pulling in over 600 million views. In February, the girls will embark on their first solo concert tour in Tokyo, Nagoya, and Osaka. This is the first FRUITS ZIPPER-inspired limited-time shop, and during the event, visuals of the group’s members will be displayed in the show windows found on the first floor of Laforet Harajuku.
◆About the FRUITS ZIPPER Valentine Pop-Up Shop
When entering the venue, fans will be greeted by a 5-meter-wide board where visitors can write and attach their messages to the FRUITS ZIPPER members on heart-shaped cards. Costumes that the members have worn on stage will also be on display, allowing fans to see each stitch up close.
Exclusive items featuring new photos of the members will be on sale at the pop-up shop. Fans can enjoy seeing the girls in their own personal style, and these items will only be available during the event! Starting February 4, tour merch for the group’s upcoming solo concert series will also be available for purchase.
◆Collaboration with Fruit Sandwich Specialty Store ‘Fruits Box Daikanyama’
Last year’s popular collaboration with Fruit Box Daikanyama, a well-known fruit sandwich shop, is happening again in 2023! Fans can find the Collaboration Gift Box for sale, including seven baked meringue goods each featuring one of the member’s colors. The box also comes with snapshots of the members, and for a few lucky fans, these snaps might be signed! The idol group and sandwich shop have also teamed up to create the Collaborative Lucky Grab Bag Lottery, including popular FRUITS ZIPPER goods and original items from Fruits Box Daikanyama. The lucky first-prize winner will receive a special set of all available February tour merchandise in all sizes.
◆Member Appearance Planned on Valentine’s Day
On February 14, the final day of the pop-up shop, the members of FRUITS ZIPPER will make an appearance! Guests will be able to participate in the first-ever hands-on event with the members, so keep an eye out for more details!
Stay up to date with the latest FRUITS ZIPPER news at the official Twitter page (@FRUITS_ZIPPER).
FRUITS ZIPPER Pop-Up Shop Exclusive Goods
Random Photo – Valentine pop-up ver. (21 varieties): ¥330 (Tax Included)
Random Pin – Valentine pop-up ver. (7 varieties): ¥500 (Tax Included)
Random Purikura Stickers – Valentine pop-up ver. (14 varieties): ¥600 (Tax Included)
FRUITS ZIPPER Valentine POP-UP SHOP
Running: February 1 – February 14, 2023
Venue: Laforet Harajuku 5F MAKE THE STAGE
*Closed on February 7 and February 8
[Fruits Box Daikanyama Collaboration Goods]
Collaboration Gift Box: ¥3,500 (Tax Included)
Collaborative Lucky Grab Bag Lottery: ¥1,500 per try (Tax Included)
Check out more details about the pop-up below!
Stay up to date:
FRUITS ZIPPER Official Twitter
FRUITS ZIPPER 1st LIVE TOUR 2023 WINTER
Date: February 3, 2023
Venue: ReNY limited
Time: Doors open 17:30 / Show starts 18:30
Contact: Sunday Folk Promotion (052-320-9100) *Open daily 12:00-18:00
Date: February 5, 2023
Venue: Nanba Hatch
Time: Doors open 16:30 / Show starts 17:30
Contact: Kyodo Information (0570-200-888)
FRUITS ZIPPER 1st LIVE TOUR 2023 WINTER 〜FRUITS DAY〜
Date: February 9, 2023
Venue: Shibuya WWW X
Time: Doors open 18:00 / Show starts 19:00
Contact: HOT STUFF PROMOTION (03-5720-9999) *Open weekdays 11:00-19:00
FRUITS ZIPPER 1st LIVE TOUR 2023 WINTER 〜ZIPPER DAY〜
Date: February 10, 2023
Venue: Shibuya WWW X
Time: Doors open 17:30 / Show starts 18:30
Contact: HOT STUFF PROMOTION (03-5720-9999) *Open weekdays 11:00-19:00
FRUITS ZIPPER 1st LIVE TOUR 2023 WINTER -TOUR FINAL –
Date: February 12, 2023
Venue: LINE CUBE SHIBUYA
Time: Doors open 17:00 / Show starts 18:00
Contact: Sunrise Promotion Tokyo (0570-00-3777) *Open weekdays 12:00-15:00
Buy tickets for all shows here: https://l-tike.com/artist/000000000899959/
Rock Band SCANDAL Writes ‘Line of Sight,’ Theme Song for Mobile Suit Gundam Arsenal Base LINXTAGE
On February 22, the popular rock band SCANDAL will release the documentary MIRROR on Blu-ray and DVD. In April, the artists will embark on the SCANDAL TOUR 2023 – Unlimited UTOPIA, performing in seven cities across Japan.
The new song Line of Sight was written by the band to serve as the theme song for the arcade card game Mobile Suit Gundam Arsenal Base LINXTAGE, scheduled to release in late February. Read SCANDAL’s comment below!
Mobile Suit Gundam Arsenal Base LINXTAGE〈LINXTAGE SEASON:01〉PV
“We’re pleased to announce that we’ve been put in charge of the theme song for Mobile Suit Gundam Arsenal Base LINXTAGE.
This summer, SCANDAL will celebrate our 17th anniversary. What a great time to get this incredible offer!
We met with the team behind Arsenal Base and shared our thoughts and feelings before starting production on the song.
In the game, music is played during battle scenes, where players’ emotions are heightened. Considering that, we wrote a fast-paced, danceable track.
In the end, we combined our own thoughts and feelings with the world of Gundam. Be sure to listen to the lyrics closely!
Please enjoy our music as you play Arsenal Base!
Mobile Suit Gundam Arsenal Base is a real-time strategy arcade card game in which players take on the role of a commander in control of five mobile suits and five pilots fighting to destroy a collection of enemy battleships. Found in many arcades across Japan, players place pilot cards on the terminal in dedicated boxes. The terminal then reads a QR code on each card. The series will soon introduce tons of new content including the LINXTAGE BATTLE system, in which two players can enter battle at the same time. Be sure to listen to a snippet of Line of Sight in the new PV!
SCANDAL – MIRROR Documentary Film (Blu-ray/DVD)
Release Date: February 22, 2023
On January 25, the Japanese hip-hop R&B girls’ group XG released the music video for their long-awaited third single SHOOTING STAR. The single is also available now via download and streaming, and fans can also snag a CD Box while supplies last. XG is comprised of seven members–Jurin, Chisa, Hinata, Harvey, Juria, Maya, and Cocona.
SHOOTING STAR features stunning space-inspired visuals and fashion, blending heavy bass and the group’s signature ‘BellSound.’ The stunning harmonies, powerful rap, and delightful vocals stand out, with the lyrics expressing the member’s single-minded desire to strive and grow into world-class artists.
Also included with the new single is the addictive track LEFT RIGHT, featuring a catchy synth loop and trap beat with strong bass and a fine-tuned hi-hat sound. Fans will want to sing around to the rap portion, and the song is filled with positive energy–XG’s signature. The girls don’t let anyone but themselves dictate their actions, always believing in themselves as they move forward.
The two songs settle well into the genres of hip-hop and R&B. The girls want listeners to trust in themselves and become who they want to be.
Alongside the music video, fans can also enjoy the SHOOTING STAR LIVE STAGE, where the girls perform both new songs.
The videos pulled in an incredible amount of attention and commentary from fans around the world.
XG – SHOOTING STAR (Official Music Video)
In the SHOOTING STAR video, the members can be seen in cool over-the-top outfits sharing their music from a place beyond the universe. This high-end, innovative work is unfathomably unique, showing off the youthful power of XG.
Following the group’s first single Tippy Toes and second single MASCARA, the sky’s the limit for this budding girl group. With unbeatable choreography and a signature style, keep an eye on XG in 2023!
Atarashii Gakko! to Appear as Themselves in Baby Assassins 2, New Song ‘Janaindayo’ to Serve as Theme Song
The newest track from the popular dance and vocal unit Atarashii Gakko! titled Janaindayo will be used as the theme song for the upcoming film Baby Assassins 2, releasing at Shinjuku Piccadilly Cinema and other theaters nationwide on March 24, 2023.
The original Baby Assassins film was released on July 30, 2021 and ranked at the top spot
in Filmarks’ first-day satisfaction ranking and won the Japan Movie Critics Award for Best
New Director (Yugo Sakamoto) and Best New Actress (Saori Izawa). Expectations are high
for this long-awaited sequel!
In the film, the members of Atarashii Gakko! will play themselves, though details are
scarce. Be sure to tune into the film to see their performances!
Recently, Atarashii Gakko! announced solo concerts at Zepp Osaka Bayside on April 30 and Zepp Shinjuku in Tokyo on May 2. These performances will be held almost a year after the girls held their solo concert at Zepp DiverCity in Tokyo last May. Tickets are on sale now!
Anime Series Sacrificial Princess and the King of Beasts to Hold Advanced Screening and Chat Event Starring Cast Members
27.January.2023 | ANIME&GAME
An advance screening and chat event for the upcoming anime series Sacrificial Princess and the King of Beasts, set to begin airing in April 2023, will be held at Shinjuku Wald 9 on February 11.
Those lucky enough to get tickets will be treated to the first two episodes of the series followed by a chat with select cast members including Kana Hanazawa (Sariphi), Satoshi Hino (Leonhart), Yuka Nukui (Cy), and Natsumi Fujiwara (Clops).
The ticket lottery is now open on e+, and general ticket sales will open on February 3 if any tickets are left!
Be sure to check out the series when it airs this April!
Sacrificial Princess and the King of Beasts Advanced Screening and Chat Event
February 11, 2023
*Both include an exclusive chat with the cast after the screening of Episodes 1 and 2.
Kana Hanazawa, Satoshi Hino, Yuka Nukui, Natsumi Fujiwara
*Guest speakers are subject to change without notice.
Shinjuku Wald 9（https://tjoy.jp/shinjuku_wald9）
¥2,500 (Tax included, all seats reserved)
[How to Purchase Tickets]
◆e+ Preorder by Lottery
*Users must create a free account in order to preorder tickets.
Sales Period: January 20, 18:00 – January 29, 23:59
Limit: 2 per person
Lottery Result Announcements to be made via Email and on the official website
Annnouncement: February 3, 15:00
Payment Period: February 3, 15:00 – February 5, 21:00
*If payment is not confirmed during this period, you will not receive your tickets.
◆e+ General Ticket Sales (First-come, First-served) *Only if there are seats remaining
Sales Period: February 3, 18:00 – February 9, 20:00
In the event of additional sales, the number of seats sold may be subject to change in accordance with national and local government guidelines at the time sales begin.
Sacrificial Princess and the King of Beasts
Airing April 2023
Official Site: https://niehime-anime.com/