Goku, Frieza, Luffy & Other Popular Characters Turn Into Rubik’s Cubes!
Charaction CUBE is a new Rubik’s Cube series that is releasing its first line of character themed puzzles at the end of September.
These huge-headed 3D puzzles celebrate a list of popular series including Dragon Ball Super, Mobile Suit Gundam, Naruto and more.
They are 85mm tall and are split into seven different moving parts. They maintain the same level of fun as the classic Rubik’s Cubes. You can enjoy them as puzzles and also as collector’s items.
They are developed by Megahouse who are responsible for selling the Rubik’s Cube series of puzzles in Japan. Megahouse plans to ship them outside JApan in the future with Asia as its first overseas customers. The designs were created by character designer Ryo Taniguchi.
These make a perfect gift for puzzle and/or anime lovers out these. Pick your favourite character and challenge yourself!
Upcoming Anime Series CUE! Gets New Trailer, Premieres January 7, 2022
25.November.2021 | ANIME&GAME
A new trailer and two key visuals have been released ahead of the January 7, 2022 premiere of CUE! The series will follow a team of up-and-coming voice actors as they try to get ahead in the industry.
A live reading was held at Takashiba New Pier Hall on November 21, and the new trailer and visuals were announced at its conclusion.
The key visual ‘Wind’ features the characters Miharu Yomine, Aya Kamuro, Mahoro Miyaji, and Riko Hinakura in a radio studio. The jacket design of the upcoming CD featuring the show’s theme song was also unveiled, with a release date set for January 26, 2022. An online autograph and talk session with the cast will also take place when the CD releases, so stay tuned for more information regarding how to participate!
Another key visual ‘Moon’ features Rie Maruyama, Satori Utsugi, Rinne Myojin, and Mei Tomi. With the release of these two visuals, all of the show’s teams have been introduced. Which is your favorite: Flower, Bird, Wind, or Moon?
CUE! Second Trailer Team Moon Version
©CUE! Animation Project
Premiers January 7, 2022
Official Site: https://cue-animation.jp/
RADWIMPS Release Music Video for ‘TWILIGHT’ From Band’s New Album
25.November.2021 | MUSIC
FOREVER DAZE, the new album from the hugely popular band RADWIMPS, is right around the corner, set to release on November 23. The group’s track TWILIGHT was used to commemorate the 1,000th episode of the One Piece anime series and the 100th volume of the manga series, and the music video for the song has just been released.
TWILIGHT – RADWIMPS Music Video
RADWIMPS FOREVER DAZE Trailer
The group has explained that FOREVER DAZE is filled with musical challenges and unique collaborations. RADWIMPS will start a new six-city 12-show Japan tour in January 2022.
Release Date: November 23, 2021
Special Site: https://radwimps.jp/foreverdaze/
Shonen Jump Series Mato Seihei no Slave to Receive Anime Adaptation
25.November.2021 | ANIME&GAME
Premiering in Shonen Jump+ in January 2019, Mato Seihei no Slave (Slave of the Magic Capital’s Elite Troops), written by Takahiro and illustrated by Youhei Takemura, has been a certified hit, selling over 1 million copies. An anime adaptation has just been announced, with Seven Arcs taking the helm.
The ongoing Mato Seihei no Slave manga series is set in a world where a demonic gate has unleashed monsters called Shuki. A special peach tree can grant special powers to those in need, but only if they are women. A boy named Yuki Wakura meets Uzen Kyoka, a girl who has gained the power of the peach, and the captain of the 7th Anti-Demon squad.
Along with the announcement and teaser website, a teaser visual and trailer have also been unveiled.
Mato Seihei no Slave Teaser Trailer
Yuki Wakura will be played by Yuya Hirose, known for his work as Yuta Hibiki in SSSS.Gridman. Akari Kito will play the role of Kyoka Uzen. Keep an eye out for more information!
Mato Seihei no Slave
Cast: Yuya Hirose (Yuki Wakura), Akari Kito (Kyoka Uzen)
Official Teaser Site: https://mabotai.jp/
Popular Seinen Manga Series Mononogatari Getting Anime Adaptation
22.November.2021 | ANIME&GAME
Manga series Mononogatari is finally getting an anime adaptation. The series began in Shueisha’s Miracle Jump in April 2014, switching to Ultra Jump in January 2016. Onigunso, the manga’s creator, drew an original illustration to celebrate the announcement and posted it to Twitter along with a comment.
Comment from Onigunso
“Thanks to the support of so many people, Mononogatari is becoming an anime series. Thank you to all of the readers, and thank you to everyone involved in this project! As a manga artist, I draw the character’s movements and words, but it can be hard to visualize exactly how it would look in motion. As the author, I’m looking forward to seeing how the characters appear on screen. I hope you’ll continue supporting both the manga and anime series in the future!”
As objects get older, they eventually get worn-out and rusty. When this happens, they develop a ‘soul,’ becoming a tsukumogami. Hyoma Kunato hates these creatures for stealing something important from him. Traveling to Kyoto, he meets Botan Nagatsuki, a girl who loves tsukumogami and lives with six of them as her family.
*To celebrate the announcement of the anime series, the first five volumes of the manga series will be available for free. Check the JUMP+, Zebrack, Tonari no Young Jump, and Young Jump apps!
Available until December 3, 2021
Tonari no Young Jump: https://tonarinoyj.jp/
Young Jump: https://ynjn.jp/
Live Puzzle Game, ‘The Little Wizard and Monsters,’ to be Held in Cosplay City Matsudo
22.November.2021 | ANIME&GAME
Ready to put your thinking caps on? Gather your best friends and head to Matsudo City in Chiba (about 40 minutes from Tokyo Station) for the real puzzle-solving game ‘The Little Wizard and Monsters ~Enter the Costume Contest, ya hear?~, taking place from December 4, 2021, until March 27, 2022. During the event, guests will have to search for clues in the area around Yabashira Station on the Shin Keisei Line, as well as the 21st Century Forest and Square Park.
The 21st Century Forest and Square Park and Yabashira Station are both very familiar to those in their 20s and 30s who love pop culture, and this event was planned in the hopes that people would learn more about the area. While attempting to solve the puzzle, guests will find plenty of very Instagrammable spots and locations perfect for cherry blossom viewing as well!
Live Puzzle Game ‘Little Wizard and Monsters’ ~Enter the Costume Contest, ya hear?~
Running: December 4, 2021 – March 27, 2022
*Closed Mondays and During New Years Holiday (December 29 – January 3)
Free to Enter
Official Site: https://nazotoki-plus.com/
Love of Kill Anime Adaptation Coming January 2022, 1st Key Visual and Trailer Unveiled
17.November.2021 | ANIME&GAME
The popular manga series Love of Kill is getting an anime adaptation in January 2022, and the first image and trailer have been released. The key visual shows the members of Ritzland Support, the organization to which the main character Chateau Dankworth belongs, and the people targeting Son Ryang-ha. In the first trailer, you can see a glimpse of the fierce battles between hitmen to expect in the series set to Toshiki Masuda’s theme song Midnight Dancer.
More cast members have also been announced: Kenyu Horiuchi will play Ritzland Support owner Euripedes Ritzland, Kohei Amasaki will play Jim (named Indian in the manga), Tomoaki Maeno will play Hou, and Hochu Otsuka will play Donny. Each actor has also provided a comment about the upcoming series.
To celebrate the release of the first trailer, a special campaign is taking place on Twitter now, with the winner snagging a script signed by the aforementioned actors as well as Saori Onishi (Chateau) and Hiro Shimono (Son Ryang-ha). Don’t miss it!
Kenyu Horiuchi (Euripedes Ritzland) Comment
When I was chosen to perform in the Love of Kill anime adaptation, I quickly fell in love with the series. I expected it to be about this twisted love between killers, but it’s much deeper than that. So many characters are intertwined, and their pasts are continuously being unraveled. There’s a love between two incompatible people, and it is portrayed with such heartache. The story is so action-packed and full of content. I play the role of Euripedes Ritzland, who is unreliable but who gets things done when he has to. There is so much kindness in his heart. I just hope that everyone who sees the show enjoys it–it’s a wonderful work of art.
Kohei Amasaki (Jim) Comment
I’ve loved Jim as a character since I read the original manga, so I’m super excited to play him. There was a lot of trial and error while I tried to find the best way to express him, and I hope you’ll enjoy what I came up with! The story is addicting, the characters are fascinating, and Jim is a major player in the story…Please watch!
Tomoaki Maeno (Hou) Comment
This is a super impactful character. Ho has his own personal beliefs and objectives, and these drive his every action. My first impression of Ho was that he was a somewhat unlikeable character, but I grew to love his cunning. He knows that he could be killed if he isn’t careful at every moment. Please enjoy his story.
Donny (Hochu Otsuka) Comment
I am so excited to portray Donny in Love of Kill. Donny was born in noir and lives in noir. I absolutely love noir novels, so this is my dream role! It’s ruthless, it’s cruel, it’s filled with sorrow. I hope you’ll look forward to the first episode!
Toshiki Masuda (Opening Theme) Comment
This is the first time I’ve ever performed an anime theme, so I’ve really been feeling the pressure. While creating this song, I wanted it to express the world of Love of Kill without spoiling anything. Please enjoy the song as much as I do!
Aika Kobayashi (Ending Theme) Comment
I’m so proud to announce that I will be performing the ending theme, Makoto Period, for the Love of Kill anime series. I read the original manga before starting the project, and I ended up binging it in one go. While reading, I couldn’t help but wonder–what is true and what is false? It’s sad, it’s filled with love and pain. I created this song with those feelings in mind. Please enjoy the show!
Netflix Series Aggretsuko Season 4 Trailer Released, Streaming Date Announced
17.November.2021 | ANIME&GAME
The popular anime series Aggretsuko will return to Netflix for its fourth season on December 16, 2021, and a new trailer for the show has been released on YouTube.
The season four announcement came during Netflix’s “Anime Day” on November 9 during Netflix Festival Japan 2021. The event brought together a number of talented creators from Japan and abroad, as well as a number of actors and voice actors representing Japan. Many more anime series were announced during the event, so check out the full video below!
Season 4 Trailer
Aggretsuko follows a 25-year-old red panda named Retsuko who hates her job and is easily stressed. She only feels true peace while singingn karaoke, where she transforms into a death metal star! The show is perfect for young people dealing with workplace troubles, so give it a watch if you haven’t yet. No wonder it’s so popular around the world!
Season three was released in 2020 to positive reviews. Lots of new characters will be appearing this season including Himuro, the new president of Retsuko’s company. To celebrate the new season, a special collaboration between Aggretsuko and singer-songwriter Mewhan has been announced! More info is scheduled to be unveiled soon.
Aggretsuko Season 4
Streaming Worldwide December 16, 2021
Aggretsuko on Netflix: www.netflix.com/aggretsuko
One Piece Netflix Live-Action Series Announces Main Cast
The highly-anticipated One Piece live-action series is coming to Netflix, and the main cast has finally been announced!
Eiichiro Oda’s manga series has become one of the best-selling manga series in history. Originally published in Weekly Shonen Jump in 1997, the series recently celebrated its 100th volume and will celebrate 1,000 anime episodes in the coming weeks. With over 490 million copies in circulation, Luffy’s adventure is beloved by manga fans around the world.
The story follows the many adventures of Monkey D. Luffy, a boy whose body gained the ability to stretch like rubber after eating a Devil Fruit. Along with his faithful crew of Straw Hat Pirates, Luffy explores the famed Grand Line in search of the ultimate pirate treasure, known as ‘One Piece.’ Gaining this will make him the King of the Pirates.
Monkey D. Luffy will be played by Iñaki Godoy, Zoro will be played by Mackenyu, Nami will be portrayed by Emily Rudd, Usopp by Jacob Romero Gibson, and Sanji by Taz Skylar. To promote the announcement, the popular wanted posters seen in the series were updated featuring the actor’s faces. Original manga author Eiichiro Oda also issued a statement: “The face, the size of the mouth and hands, the atmosphere, the gestures, the voices, the acting ability, the height, the friendship…! These cast members were chosen after much discussion with staff from around the world, and these are the ones who will become the Straw Hat Pirates!”
A One Piece live-action project had been kicked around before but has finally come to fruition after Oda and other members of Shonen Jump staff were convinced that it could be done well. Godoy, who will portray Luffy, has attracted attention for his skills in the popular drama series “Who Killed Sara?” Japanese actor Mackenyu, who will portray the sword-wielding Zoro, is one of the leading young stars in Japan. Emily Ladd has received accolades for her work in Fear Street and Hunters. Jacob Romero Gibson has appeared in a number of high-profile foreign dramas and is known for his ability to adapt to different roles. Taz Skylar has the perfect cool-guy look to play chef Sanji. This project is sure to attract attention from all over the world, and people are holding their breath, hoping that Luffy’s story can be brought to life in the best possible way.
Full Comment from Eiichiro Oda (Original Author and Executive Producer):
“We’ve been working with Netflix and Tomorrow Studios on the massive project that is the Hollywood live-action series adaptation of ‘One Piece!’ How many years has it been since it was announced, right? I know, I know! But rest assured we’ve been making steady progress all along. It’s not easy when you’re working with people from different cultures! But it’s precisely that process that can yield something special! For now, we’re able to announce the main cast! Rather, we need to hurry and announce it, or else it’ll be leaked, apparently! Hilarious, lol. Their face, the size of their mouths and hands, their aura, the way they carry themselves, their voice, their acting skills, their height, the balance amongst the Straw Hat Crew, etc…! We decided on this cast after numerous discussions involving people around the world! These are the people who will be our Straw Hat Pirates! It’ll take a bit more time to get this show done, but we’ll continue to do our best to deliver a show that we’re confident will be enjoyed by everyone around the world! Look forward to more updates in the future!”
Comment From Co-writer, Showrunner, and Executive Producer Steven Maeda and Co-writer and Executive Producer Matt Owens:
“We are so excited to set sail with this amazing and talented cast. Finding the right people to pull off the looks, emotions, and actions of the iconic Straw Hats was a long and challenging (and fun!) process. Much like the search for the One Piece itself. But we have finally found the perfect fits! They have already begun working very hard to bring these characters to life. You will come to know and love them just as much as their manga counterparts. All of us can’t wait to show you what we’ve come up with! Onward to adventure!”
Netflix Live-Action Series ‘One Piece’ Worldwide Distribution
Official Site: http://www.netflix.com/
2022 Anime She Professed Herself Pupil of the Wise Man Releases New Visual, Trailer
10.November.2021 | ANIME&GAME
Releasing in January 2022 and created by Studio A-Cat, the anime adaptation of She Professed Herself Pupil of the Wise Man has released a new visual and its third trailer. Based on a novel series by Hirotsugu Ryusen, the series has also spawned a light novel and manga series.
She Professed Herself Pupil of the Wise Man – Trailer 3
Arch Earth Online is a VRMMO-RPG, and a place where anything is possible.
Sakimori Kagami has been playing for a long time as the old sorcerer Dumbalf, one of the game’s nine great sages. One day, he discovers something strange in the virtual world.
Suddenly, players in the game can taste and smell the imaginary world around them and can’t log out. NPCs also start reacting as if they were sentient.
The game had become reality, and so far, 30 years have passed.
On the day this shift happened, Sakimori had been adjusting his character, and now finds himself looking like a young woman!
He now must convince others that he is Dunbalf’s pupil as he sets out to discover what happened so long ago.
Will you be watching the series this winter?
She Professed Herself Pupil of the Wise Man
Official Site: https://kendeshi-anime.com/
Anime Series Platinum End Releases Non-Credit Ending Video
The Platinum End anime series premiered in October and has managed to attract a legion of global fans. Based on the manga series written by Tsugumi Ohba and illustrated by Takeshi Obata, the team behind Death Note and Bakuman, the story follows Mirai Kakehashi, a student who attempts suicide by is saved by a guardian angel.
Yuu Miyashita’s ending track, Theory of Surrender, is available to stream now. The non-credit version of the ending has also been uploaded to YouTube, allowing viewers to see the gorgeous visuals in their full glory.
The ending animation was storyboarded, directed, and drawn by Kazuchika Kise, the director of the second season. It depicts the story of the main character, Mirai Kakehashi (voiced by Miyu Irino), and the antagonist Kanade Uryu (voiced by Kaito Ishikawa).
After Mirai is rescued by his guardian angel, Nasse, he is given special powers. As one of thirteen candidates chosen by different angels to take on the role of God, who is set to retire in 999 days, the normal student must find a way to ascend without killing any of his competitors.
Have you been keeping up with Platinum End?
2022 Mirage Queen Anime Film Reveals Key Visual and Announces Main Staff
A new key visual has been revealed for Kaitou Queen wa Circus Osuki (“The Phantom Thief Queen Loves the Circus”), also called Mirage Queen aime cirque. The main staff for the film has also been announced, and the OVA is scheduled to release in 2022. Mirage Queen is based on a series of children’s novels written by Kaoru Hayamine and illustrated by K2 Shoukai.
Saori Den, who has previously worked as a storyboard artist and episode director for Pokemon and BNA, will make his directorial debut. The screenplay will be written by Mariko Kunisawa, known for her work on Ascendance of a Bookworm and The Case Files of Jeweler Richard.
Mirage Queen has been popular since its initial release in 2002, and the latest book in the series was released in July 2021. This will be its first leap into animation.
The story follows a mysterious phantom thief, whose age, gender, and nationality are unknown. This person travels the world on the airship “Troubadour” along with partners Joker and RD, stealing anything they like. This time, the Mirage Queen targets the “Linden’s Rose,” a legendary gemstone, only to find out that it has already been stolen! Who is the mysterious circus troupe that has made away with the treasure? The mysterious thief challenges the talented circus performers–including acrobats and hypnotists–in order to retrieve the precious gem.
The Phantom Thief Queen Loves the Circus
OVA Releasing in 2022
Quintessential Quintuplets Film to be Released in Summer 2022, New Visual Released
After the second season of the popular anime series The Quintessential Quintuplets finished, fans were excited to hear news regarding a possible season three. As it turns out, the continuation of the series isn’t coming in the form of a television series–it will be a film! The movie has been announced for summer 2022 in Japan, and a new visual has been released ahead of more information!
Negi Haruba’s Quintessential Quintuplets manga series ran from 2017 until 2020 in Weekly Shonen Magazine and has become popular worldwide. The series was the third best-selling manga series during the first half of 2020 in Japan.
The series follows the daily life of Futaro Uesugi, a high school student hired as a private tutor for a group of identical quintuplets. At the beginning of the story, readers learn that Futaro will marry one of the five Nakano sisters–Ichika, Nino, Miku, Yotsuba, or Itsuki–but the identity of the bride is unknown until the end of the story.
The new visual shows the five main female characters in swimsuits, and a brief teaser was also released on YouTube to promote the upcoming film.
The Quintessential Quintuplets Special Video
Are you excited to see how the story continues?
The Quintessential Quintuplets Film
Coming to Theaters Summer 2022
Participating Theaters: http://eigakan.org/theaterpage/schedule.php?t=5hanayomemovie
Official Site: https://www.tbs.co.jp/anime/5hanayome/