Video Distribution Service dTV Announces Viewer Rankings for First Half of 2021
04.August.2021 | ANIME&GAME
Streaming service dTVⓇ has announced its overall viewer ranking for the first half of 2021. Did your favorite shows make the cut?
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba
Attack on Titan The Final Season
dTV First Half Viewer Ranking 2021
- Jujutsu Kaisen (Anime)
- Detective Conan: The Scarlet Bullet (Anime Film)
- Tokyo Revengers (Anime)
- Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba (Anime)
- Attack on Titan The Final Season (Anime)
- Furuhata Ninzaburo Season 1 (Drama)
- Detective Conan (Anime)
- Alita: Battle Angel (Western Film)
- Kimetsu Academy (Anime)
- BTS JAPAN OFFICIAL FANMEETING VOL.5 [MAGIC SHOP] (Special)
The first and second seasons of Tozaburo Furuhata are no longer available. Season 3 is out now.
Pulling in the most views between January and July was Jujutsu Kaisen, the popular anime series following high-schooler Yuji Itadori and his struggle with curses and sorcery. The show took the top spot by a huge margin, sitting at number one for four consecutive months between January and April. What makes it so popular? It could be its blend of horror and comedy, making it an attractive watch for all kinds of anime fans.
In second place, Detective Conan: The Scarlet Bullet. Who is Shuichi Akai, and what was his involvement in the disaster at the World Sports Games? This is the 24th Detective Conan film, and not one to miss, grossing over $20 million and holding the title of the third highest IMAX opening in Japanese history.
Rounding out the top three, anime series Tokyo Revengers tells the story of a delinquent with the ability to travel back in time. When his lover is murdered, Takemichi Hanagaki goes back to his junior high school days, intent on saving her life. Airing on dTV beginning in April, viewership has steadily increased, reaching #3 in May and hitting the top spot in June.
Unsurprisingly, two internationally beloved series also made the top ten. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba and Attack on Titan The Final Season sit in fourth and fifth place, making the top five an anime-only club. Kimetsu Academy, a junior and senior high-school spinoff of Demon Slayer sits at number nine, even though episodes are less than two minutes long on average. Never underestimate the power of animation!
The classic 1994 drama series Furuhata Ninzaburo began to climb the rankings after the death of Masakazu Tamura in April this year from heart failure. Though seasons one and two are no longer streaming on the service, season three was just added to the catalogue on August 1!
Hollywood epic Alita: Battle Angel, an adaptation of the sci-fi manga series, was the only western film to crack the top ten. BTS JAPAN OFFICIAL FANMEETING VOL.5 [MAGIC SHOP], which included footage of a special event with fans at the popular KPOP group’s last show at Kyocera Dome Osaka in 2019, finishes out the list.
While these ten might have drawn the most views, there are plenty of other films, concerts, dramas and anime series available on dTV, so be sure to check them out!
dTV 2021 First Half Viewer Ranking 2021
Official Site: https://video.dmkt-sp.jp/ft/s0007215
Tokyo Revengers Real Escape Game to Open in Shibuya in Fall 2022
SCRAP, a company designing unique escape games, will be opening a Tokyo Revengers real escape game in Shibuya this fall!
The Tokyo Revengers manga series has been hugely popular, selling over 50 million copies and inspiring an anime series, films, and stage productions. The first Tokyo Revengers real escape game was held in February 2022, with two months of tickets selling out immediately after the event began.
The new escape room will be held this fall, with events happening all around Shibuya–the main location of Tokyo Revengers. Fans of the series will have a blast running around the streets of Shibuya, solving puzzles, and cooperating with characters from the show!
To commemorate the start of the event, a SCRAP x Tokyo Revengers stamp rally will be held around Shibuya from July 1 to July 24, 2022. Fans will need to find the members of the Tokyo Manji Gang by solving clues and collecting stamps as proof of their success. Anyone can participate in this free event! By finding every member, fans will receive an illustration card with an exclusive design.
More details on the real escape game will be released on August 17, so stay tuned!
Escape From the Never-ending Tokyo Revengers Conflict
Opening Fall 2022
Special Event Site: https://realdgame.jp/revengers-shibuya/
Stamp Rally Project – Find the Members of the Tokyo Manji Gang in Shibuya!
Running: July 1 – July 24, 2022
Stamp Rally Card Distribution Locations:
MEGA Don Quijote Shibuya / Shibuya MODI / Shibuya PARCO / Village Vanguard Shibuya / Animate Shibuya / Shibuya Tsutaya / HMV&BOOKS Shibuya / Shibuya LOFT / Bic Camera Shibuya East / Miyashita Park (2F ‘The Shibuya Souvenir Store’)
Special Site: https://realdgame.jp/revengers-shibuya/stamp-rally.html
Jujutsu Kaisen Attraction to Open at Universal Studios Japan for a Limited Time
Universal Studios Japan has announced that it will be opening a selection of Jujutsu Kaisen attractions for a limited time starting September 16, 2022. The anime series has been a global smash hit since it premiered.
The original Jujutsu Kaisen manga series has sold over 65 million copies worldwide, and the recent Jujutsu Kaisen 0 film grossed over ¥13.7 billion at the domestic box office.
Attractions will focus on the theme of “curses,” though there are no details as of yet as to what they will be or involve. Jujutsu Kaisen follows the story of Yuji Itadori, who becomes the host of a powerful curse named Ryomen Sukuna in order to protect his friends. Yuji then joins the Tokyo Prefectural Jujutsu High School to train and become a sorcerer so that he can avoid an execution, as well as to help others fight against Cursed Spirits. Guests will be able to immerse themselves in the series’ world, and we’re excited to find out more details about what attractions will be coming to USJ this fall.
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Universal Studios Japan x Jujutsu Kaisen
Open for a Limited Time Only
Opening September 16, 2022
Official Site: http://www.usj.co.jp/
Tokyo Revengers Christmas Showdown Arc to Premiere in January 2023, First Key Visual Unveiled
22.June.2022 | ANIME&GAME
On June 19, the anniversary of the Tokyo Manji Gang’s formation, new information regarding the future of the Tokyo Revengers anime series was revealed.
The biggest announcement was that the series will return for the Christmas Showdown Arc in January 2023. The first key visual was also revealed. Takemichi looks particularly powerful, with Chifuyu standing diligently nearby along with the other fan-favorite characters.
The first season of Tokyo Revengers will be rebroadcast in Japan starting this July, and a special event will be taking place at Bellesalle Shibuya Garden in Tokyo on June 19! This will include photo spots, exclusive merchandise, and more. Those unable to attend in person will be able to purchase tickets to watch the event online.
Advertisements featuring characters from the series appeared at several train stations around Tokyo on June 13 and excitement for the next season is starting to grow. Keep an eye out for more information coming soon!
Tokyo Revengers – Christmas Showdown Arc
Premiering in January 2023
Official Site: https://tokyo-revengers-anime.com
Attack on Titan Song ‘ətˈæk 0N tάɪtn＜TFSv＞’ Gets Anime Music Video
An animated music video for the track ətˈæk 0N tάɪtn＜TFSv＞ from Attack on Titan The Final Season has been uploaded to YouTube. The song will be featured on the upcoming second soundtrack, scheduled to be released on June 22 and composed by Hiroyuki Sawano. The track itself was played during a crucial moment in Episode 87.
The music video features footage from The Final Season Part 2, which aired from January to April.
ətˈæk 0N tάɪtn＜TFSv＞ – Attack on Titan The Final Season OST (Official Music Video)
The soundtrack will include 15 tracks including Ashes on the Fire -PTV- and Footsteps of Doom. Fans of the series won’t want to miss picking it up, and it will also be available to stream on all major streaming services this week.
The final episodes of Attack on Titan The Final Season will air on NHK General in 2023.
©諫山創・講談社／「進撃の巨人」The Final Season製作委員会
Attack on Titan Inspires Collaboration Folding Bike from DAHON
The world’s largest folding bike brand DANON has revealed a new collaboration with the popular series Attack on Titan! This bike features unique branding and coloring perfect for fans of the long-running manga and anime series.
Dahon is the world’s largest manufacturer of folding bicycles with a two-thirds market share in 2006. The company was founded in 1982 by David T. Hon, a former laser physicist, and is headquartered in Los Angeles, California, with assembly factories in China, Macau, and Bulgaria. Full-scale production started in 1984.
Attack on Titan Bike: ¥89,100 (Tax Included)
The bike will go on sale at the PCPSHOP on June 20 at 17:00. Only 139 units are available, and fans of the Scout Regiment will be happy to see its color and badge displayed proudly on the bike’s body. A special bag is also included.
Grab one as soon as possible if you’re interested!
Ⓒ諫⼭創・講談社／「進撃の巨⼈」The Final Season製作委員会
Attack on Titan Bike
Tokyo Revengers to Hold Collaboration Event in Shibuya’s RAYARD MIYASHITA PARK
From June 17 until July 10, the anime series Tokyo Revengers will inspire a number of special events at RAYARD MIYASHITA PARK in Shibuya!
The new campaign will feature photo spots, an original broadcast only viewable on-site, and a raffle to win exclusive original collaboration merchandise.
MIYASHITA PARK PARTY, a Special Summer Bargain
Special promotions available during the event period include discounts at participating stores, lucky bags, and more, promising to make this a happy summer for fans. For more information about the MIYASHITA PARK PARTY including participating shops and bargains, check out the special campaign website.
Win Tokyo Revengers x RAYARD MIYASHITA PARK Collaboration Goods!
Guests presenting a reciept for ¥3,000 or more (tax included) during the event period will be entered to win Tokyo Revengers x RAYARD MIYASHITA PARK collaboration goods.
A Photo Spot and Original Stream!
Guests will find three unique photo spots within RAYARD MIYASHITA PARK featuring nine characters from the series. Original broadcasts featuring Takemichi Hanagaki and Manjiro Sano will be aired on-site.
Available: June 17 – July 10, 2022
Locations: 2F South in front of L’ÉCHOPPE (Takemichi Hanagaki, Manjiro Sano, Ken Ryuguji)
2F South in front of THE SHIBUYA SOUVENIR STORE (Chifuyu Matsuno, Keisuke Baji, Kazutora Hanamiya) / 3F South in front of MINOTAUR INST. (Takashi Mitsuya, Haruki Hayashida, Ryohei Hayashi)
Running: June 17 – July 10 (Broadcast every 30 minutes during business hours.)
Don’t miss this special campaign filled with bargains, exclusive merchandise, lucky bags, and plenty more!
Tokyo Revengers × RAYARD MIYASHITA PARK
Running: June 17 – July 10, 2022
MIYASHITA PARK PARTY Special Site:
Tokyo Revengers Characters Appear on Posters at Tokyo Train Stations
Posters portraying several characters from the Tokyo Revengers anime series have been placed at several Tokyo train stations! These will be available to see from June 13 until June 19, with Mikey, the leader of the Kanto Manji gang, appearing at Shibuya Station. Fans of Mikey, Takemichi, Draken, Keisuke Baji, Chifuyu Matsuno, Takashi Mitsuya, Haruki Hayashida, Ryohei Hayashi, and Kazutora Hanemiya will want to go on a quest around Tokyo to see them all!
Manjiro Sano (Mikey): JR Shibuya Station (Near the Hachiko Exit ticket gate)
Takemichi Hanagaki (Takemichi): JR Yokohama Station (Inside the North ticket gate, near the bottom of the Yokosuka Line platform)
Ken Ryuguji (Draken): JR Tokyo Station (In the North Underground Walkway)
Keisuke Baji: JR Ikebukuro Station (Near the Central Ticket Gate restrooms)
Chifuyu Matsuno: JR Shinjuku Station (In the central underground passageway, near the Chuo Line Express platform)
Takashi Mitsuya: JR Harajuku Station (Near the Takeshita Exit ticket gate and Omotesando Exit elevator)
Haruki Hayashida (Pa-chin) / Ryohei Hayashi (Peh-yan): Kichijoji Station, Keio Inokashira Line (Platform 2)
Kazutora Hanemiya: JR Ebisu Station (Inside the West Exit ticket gate, near the Saikyo Line elevator)
*Please do not contact station staff regarding the posters.
Tokyo Revengers Official Site: https://tokyo-revengers-anime.com
Limited Time Attack on Titan Pop-Up Store and Collaboration Cafe to Open at Tokyo Solamachi
From June 25 until July 29, 2022, fans of Attack on Titan will want to visit Tokyo Solamachi at Tokyo Skytree! A special pop-up shop and collaboration cafe will welcome guests with exclusive merchandise and themed foods and drinks.
The original goods feature newly-drawn designs inspired by the Survey Corps’ rest outside the walls. These items can only be found here!
Please see the official website for store information, including more details about original goods and cafe menu purchase bonuses.
Attack on Titan x Tree Village Cafe & Goods 2022
Venue: Tokyo Solamachi West Yard 4F #4
Running: June 25 – July 29, 2022
Tree Village Official Site: https://tree-village.jp/
Attack on Titan Song ‘Ashes on the Fire -PTV’ Gets Animated Music Video
An animated music video for Ashes on the Fire -PTV- from Attack on Titan The Final Season has been released! Featuring music by Kohta Yamamoto, the upcoming second soundtrack, set to be released on June 22, is already becoming a hot topic online. It will also include the full version of Footsteps of Doom, which played during a vital scene in episode 80. The song has over 4 million plays on YouTube, an incredible feat for a song from an anime soundtrack. The final episodes of Attack on Titan The Final Season will air on NHK General in 2023.
Ashes on The Fire -PTV- / Attack on Titan The Final Season OST
Footsteps of Doom / Attack on Titan The Final Season OST
Attack on Titan The Final Season OST 02 Announcement Trailer
The soundtrack will include 15 tracks including the popular song the ətˈæk 0N tάɪtn<TFSv>. Be sure to give it a listen whenever you’re feeling nostalgic for this incredible series!
Second Attack on Titan The Final Season Soundtrack to be Released, Featuring ‘Footsteps of Doom’
A second soundtrack for Attack on Titan The Final Season will be released on streaming services on June 22, 2022.
Attack on Titan The Final Season Part 2 aired from January to April of 2022. The new soundtrack will include the full version of Footsteps of Doom, written by Kohta Yamamoto and played during episode 80. The song has over 4 million plays on YouTube, an incredible feat for a song from an anime soundtrack.
The album will also include a new version of Ashes on the Fire and the track ətˈæk 0N tάɪtn＜TFSv＞.
Attack on Titan The Final Season Original Soundtrack – Footsteps of Doom Sample Video
The album jacket features a new illustration of Eren Jaeger drawn by animator Takashi Kojima, who was in charge of the opening animation for Attack on Titan The Final Season Part 2.
The final episodes of Attack on Titan The Final Season will air on NHK General in 2023.
©諫山創・講談社／「進撃の巨人」The Final Season製作委員会
New Tokyo Revengers Merchandise Available at Tower Records
25.May.2022 | ANIME&GAME
From June 3 until June 18, five Tower Records locations and Tower Records Online will be offering new Tokyo Revengers merchandise!
The Tokyo Revengers pop-up shop will appear at the Shibuya, Sendai PARCO, Nagoya Kintetsu Pass’e, Umeda NU Chayamachi, and AMU Plaza Hakata Tower Records locations. A selection of merchandise featuring newly-drawn illustrations from the popular anime series Tokyo Revengers will be on sale, showing everyone’s favorite characters battling the heat–and each other–with water guns!
During the event period, customers spending ¥2,000 or more will receive a special bromide as a bonus gift. Those not able to attend one of these five locations in person can also grab the new items at the Tower Records Online store, so don’t miss out!
Tower Records x Tokyo Revengers New Merchandise
Available: June 3 – June 18, 2022
Where to Buy: 5 Tower Records Locations, Tower Records Online
*Goods will also be available at AMNIBUS online
Official Site: https://tower.jp/
Tokyo Revengers and Rascal the Raccoon Collaboration Goods Coming in August
25.May.2022 | ANIME&GAME
This August, collaboration merchandise between the popular series Tokyo Revenger and the character Rascal the Raccoon will be available at anime and hobby shops nationwide and Chugaionline. Preorders are open now!
Pin (12 varieties)
Acrylic Stand – Mini Character Ver. (6 varieties)
Acrylic Figure Stand (6 varieties)
Stuffed Animal Phone Strap (6 varieties)
Rubber Heart Keychain (6 varieties)
The new collection includes adorable items featuring newly-drawn illustrations of everyone’s favorite characters spending time together. Fans won’t want to miss grabbing items with their favorite Tokyo Revengers character dressed up as Rascal!
©NIPPON ANIMATION CO.,LTD.
Tokyo Revengers x Rascal the Raccoon
Release Date: August 2022
Where to Buy:
Anime and hobby shops nationwide / Chugaionline