Trailer for New Music Film ‘Adam by Eve’ Released Worldwide
Netflix has released a full trailer for Adam by Eve: A Live in Animation. The show is described as a “mysterious tale told through a blend of live-action, 3DCG, and 2D animation,” and will premiere on March 15, 2022. The show will feature two new songs from Japanese artist Eve, titled Bouto and Taikutsu wo Saienshinade.
Singer-songwriter Eve got his start in the music industry by doing covers on Nico Nico Douga, and his music has been featured in anime series like Dororo, Jujutsu Kaisen, and Josee, the Tiger and the Fish. He has 1.5 billion YouTube views and 3.7 million subscribers and is heavily influenced by pop culture.
Additionally, Kaikai Kitan, the first opening for Jujutsu Kaisen, will be featured in Adam by Eve: A Live in Animation as well, with the music video’s director Yuichirou Saeki helming the segment and khaki credited for the visual effects. Nobutaka Yoda (Makafushigi) is the director and scriptwriter for the overall project.
The trailer for the project is now available to watch on YouTube, with the plot described as follows:
Aki, a high school student, is at a family restaurant after school with her best friend Taki. Taki tells Aki about the dream she had last night in which she was attacked by “Hitotsume.” Taki finishes talking about her dream and leaves, saying “I’m going to the drink bar,” but she never came back.
Aki wanders around Tokyo in search of Taki, who has suddenly disappeared. At the same time, many people in Tokyo start to say they have seen “Hitotsume” in their dreams. Aki also wanders into a strange world created by the mysterious “Hitotsume.” She is guided by Taki’s voice to the fictional city of Shibuya, where she can’t tell if she’s in a dream or if it’s real. What does she encounter there?
Those who attend in-theater screenings of the film will hear a special voice message from Eve himself.
Original merchandise will also be available at certain theaters and online. Tickets can be purchased two days prior to the desired screening date.
©2022「Adam by Eve」製作委員会
Adam by Eve: A Live in Animation
Release Date: March 15, 2022
Streaming on Netflix / Limited one-week showing at TOHO Cinema Ikebukuro and certain other locations
Official Site: https://adam-by-eve.com/
Eve to Hold Largest-Ever Arena Tour in 2023, Unveils Limited Edition Jacket for Upcoming EP ‘Bokurano’
Singer-songwriter Eve has announced his biggest ever arena tour, Eve Arena Tour 2023 Kororon, along with a key visual. This will mark the artist’s first tour since the Eve Live Tour 2022, which also merited an additional performance at Nippon Budokan in August 2022. The arena tour will be held for two days at Osaka-Jo Hall in Osaka on August 19 and August 20 and at Pia Arena MM in Kanagawa on August 26 and August 27.
Eve has also released a limited edition jacket for his new Bokurano EP scheduled to be released on March 22, 2023. The EP contains the track Bokurano, the opening theme for the currently-airing season of My Hero Academia. The jacket art is an original drawing by the anime production company BONES.
All first edition copies of Bokurano will include a code that can be used to enter the lottery to snag tickets to the Eve Arena Tour 2023 Kororon.
Eve Arena Tour 2023 Kororon
August 19 – Osaka-Jo Hall, Osaka / Doors open 17:30, Show starts 19:00
August 20 – Osaka-Jo Hall, Osaka / Doors open 15:00, Show starts 16:30
August 26 – Pia Arena MM, Kanagawa / Doors open 17:30, Show starts 19:00
August 27 – Pia Arena MM, Kanagawa / Doors open 15:00 / Show starts 16:30
Official Site: https://eveofficial.com/
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
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
Eve’s Song Bokurano, the 6th Opening Theme for My Hero Academia, Hits Streaming Services
The sixth opening song for the anime series My Hero Academia, Bokurano, was added to all major streaming services on January 8, 2023. The track is performed by popular artist Eve.
Bokurano – Eve
Eve, a longtime fan of My Hero Academia, claims that the episodes in the second cour of the sixth season hold a “special place” in his heart. “The song Bokurano was created to inspire our favorite battered heroes, pushing them to overcome their hardships together,” he said. The track features Eve’s signature fast-paced guitar along with the singer’s powerful voice and sensitive lyrics. Up-and-coming music video creator niL, who previously worked on Eve’s Yuseiboushi, provided the jacket art
In the second cour of the sixth season, the protagonist Izuku Midoriya will face the aftermath of the deadly battle seen during the Paranormal Liberation War Arc. The opening shows Deku with an entirely new aura and fans are sure to be shocked by how the series progresses!
Comment from Eve
“I’m happy to announce that I’ll be performing the sixth opening theme for the anime series My Hero Academia.
The song Bokurano was created to inspire our favorite battered heroes, pushing them to overcome their hardships together.
I have a personal attachment to this series and I’m so honored that I was asked to write a song for it!”
Bokurano – Eve (Digital Single)
My Hero Academia 6th Opening Theme
Release Date: January 8, 2023
Streaming Links: https://tf.lnk.to/Bokurano
Eve Releases Music Video for White Snow, the Theme Song for Black Night Parade
10.January.2023 | MUSIC
Popular singer Eve has released the music video for White Snow on his official YouTube channel. The track is being used as the theme song for the film Black Night Parade which opened in theaters on December 23, 2022.
The music video was created by Haruka Fujita, known for her work on the Violet Evergarden anime series and film. CloverWorks helmed the animation production, and viewers will be pulled in by its natural landscapes and captivating characters. Between Eve’s gentle yet powerful voice and the orchestral portions of the track, this is a memorable addition to the artist’s discography.
The Christmas comedy Black Night Parade was originally a manga series by Hikaru Nakamura, the creator of Arakawa Under the Bridge and Saint Young Men. The live-action film will be directed by Yuichi Fukuda, who has worked on several live-action film adaptations of manga series including Gintama and Kyo Kara Ore Wa! Fukuda also wrote the screenplay along with Tetsuo Kamata. The protagonist Miharu Hino will be played by Ryo Yoshizawa. Shino Hojo will be played by Kanna Hashimoto. Taishi Nakagawa will play Kaizer Tanaka and Keisuke Watanabe will play Teppei Kohira.
Eve to Hold YouTube LIVE on Christmas Eve with Afterparty for Premium Members
21.December.2022 | MUSIC
Eve has announced a special YouTube LIVE scheduled to take place on December 24 at 19:00. The stream will take place on the artist’s official YouTube channel and those with YouTube Premium memberships will be able to take place in an Afterparty starting at 19:30.
Starting at 19:00 on Christmas Eve, fans can enjoy a rare live studio performance complete with a full band. The Afterparty will include a special chat with Eve in which the artist reflects on the past year and gives hints on what’s to come. Fans won’t want to miss this exclusive opportunity!
Christmas EVE Live on YouTube
Supported by YouTube | SoftBank
Streaming December 24 at 19:00~
Streaming URL: https://youtube.com/live/SX34pDlkGrQ
Christmas EVE YouTube Premium Afterparty
Supported by YouTube | SoftBank
Streaming December 24 at 19:30~
Streaming URL: https://youtube.com/live/xnpUGzqKjU4
*YouTube Premium Required to Join the Afterparty
Official Site: https://eveofficial.com/
The Seven Deadly Sins: Grudge of Edinburgh Part 1 Gets New Key Visual
The Seven Deadly Sins: Grudge of Edinburgh Part 1 will air on Netflix worldwide in December 2022. The new animated film was penned by the original series creator Nakaba Suzuki. The story will focus on Tristan, the son of the protagonist Meliodas, and his mother Elizabeth, and follows the previous two films The Seven Deadly Sins the Movie: Prisoners of the Sky in 2018 and The Seven Deadly Sins: Cursed By Light in 2021.
The new main visual shows Tristan and his sidekicks as they prepare to take on their toughest enemies yet.
“I wanted to depict the story of King Arthur in my own way,” said original author Nakaba Suzuki. “This story couldn’t be told without the original The Seven Deadly Sins series.”
The Seven Deadly Sins takes place in an ancient time when humans, demons, goddesses, fairies, and giants all lived together. The original series was a prelude to an overarching story that Suzuki planned over many long years.
“I always wanted to create fantasy works, even back when I was a rookie,” Suzuki said. “I finally started The Seven Deadly Sins when I was finally at the level to do so, and this important piece of the story will fill the gap between the previous series and the currently-running Four Knights of the Apocalypse.” The creator also commented on the key visual for the film. “I wanted something cool, first and foremost. I’m happy with the finished product!”
The new film takes place 14 years after the events of the original series. Prince Tristan is tormented by his inability to control two great powers: the Demon Clan power of his father, Meliodas, and the Goddess Clan power of his mother, Elizabeth. When his mother’s life is threatened, Tristan flees the kingdom and heads toward Edinburgh, where Deathpierce, once a member of a group of the kingdom’s Holy Knights, the Pleiades of the Azure Sky, maintains his castle.
Ayumu Murase and Mikako Komatsu will play the roles of Tristan as a young man and boy, respectively. Additional cast members include Yuuki Kaji as Meliodas, Sora Amamiya as Elizabeth, and Yohei Azakami as Deathpierce.
The Seven Deadly Sins: Grunge of Edinburgh Part 1
Coming to Netflix December 20, 2022
GAMERA -Rebirth- to Premiere Worldwide on Netflix
Fans of Gamera won’t want to miss this newly-produced film coming to Netflix worldwide! GAMERA -Rebirth- will be coming to the streaming service in 2023. The fictional monster first debuted in the 1965 film Gamera.
To commemorate the return of the mighty beast, two teaser visuals have been released ahead of the film.
Gamera stomped onto the scene in the 60s to compete with Godzilla and this new film looks incredibly promising. Will you be tuning in?
©2023 KADOKAWA/ GAMERA Rebirth Production committee
Streaming worldwide on Netflix
Official Site: https://gamera-rebirth.com/
Trailer Released for The Seven Deadly Sins: Grunge of Edinburgh Part 1 on Netflix
The Seven Deadly Sins: Grudge of Edinburgh Part 1 will air on Netflix worldwide on December 20, 2022. The new animated film was penned by the original series creator Nakaba Suzuki.
The story will focus on Tristan, the son of the protagonist Meliodas, and his mother Elizabeth. Cast members include Yuuki Kaji as Meliodas, Mikako Komatsu as young Tristan, and Ayumu Murase as teenage Tristan. Sora Amamiya will portray Elizabeth and Yohei Azakami will play Deathpierce.
The new trailer shows off the exciting new story and previews SawanoHiroyuki[nZk]:XAI’s theme song Lemonade. The Seven Deadly Sins takes place in an ancient time when humans, demons, goddesses, fairies, and giants all lived together.
In the new film, Tristan inherits the power of the Goddess Clan and with it, the ability to heal people’s wounds, but he often ends up hurting others due to his inability to control his Demon Clan power. To protect his family, Tristan heads to Edinburgh Castle and meets a ton of new friends along the way. The movie takes place 14 years after Meliodas restores peace to the world in the anime series.
The Seven Deadly Sins: Grunge of Edinburgh Part 1 Trailer
The theme song Lemonade is both peppy and emotional. Hiroyuki Sawano created the song as part of his vocal project SawanoHiroyuki[nZk], teaming up with up-and-coming artist XAI.
This song will be included in the first SawanoHiroyuki[nZk] album coming out on January 18, 2023, the first in two years. XAI’s incredible voice has previously been featured in the GODZILLA animated trilogy of films.
|The upcoming film will connect The Seven Deadly Sins and the currently running sequel Four Knights of the Apocalypse currently running in Weekly Shonen Magazine.
Comment from Hiroyuki Sawano
“I’ve been involved with The Seven Deadly Sins since the anime began in 2014, through all of the movies and sequels. I’m so happy to be able to create the theme song for Grunge of Edinburgh as SawanoHiroyuki[nZk].
This time, I worked with the vocalist XAI. Her expressive, emotional, and powerful voice took the song to another level. It was something beyond my imagination! I hope that you’ll enjoy the track along with this new story from the world of The Seven Deadly Sins.”
Comment from XAI
“I’m so happy to perform the theme song for The Seven Deadly Sins, a series that is loved by so many people.
The characters in the series are so incredible. No matter what sins we carry, as long as we have friends by our side, we can’t give up and we can always better ourselves. Lemonade is sure to fuel your sense of adventure, so I hope you’ll enjoy it!”
The Seven Deadly Sins: Grunge of Edinburgh Part 1
Coming to Netflix December 20, 2022
Netflix Page: https://www.netflix.com/title/81302750
Eve to Sing Theme Song for Christmas Comedy Film ‘Black Night Parade’
Popular singer Eve will sing the theme song for the film Black Night Parade, coming to theaters nationwide on December 23, 2022. A new trailer featuring the track has also been released alongside the announcement.
Eve’s YouTube channel has over 4.2 million subscribers with video views of over 1.9 billion. The new song, Shirayuki, was written by the singer himself, who has become incredibly popular with overseas music fans as well. The track manages to be both gentle and powerful in equal measure, combining an orchestra with Eve’s unique vocals. In conjunction with the release of the trailer, an exclusive pre-release version of the song has been posted to TikTok.
Black Night Parade Trailer: https://youtu.be/57CkdVMky4o
Black Night Parade was originally manga series by Hikaru Nakamura, the creator of Arakawa Under the Bridge and Saint Young Men. The live-action film will be directed by Yuichi Fukuda, who has worked on a number of live-action film adaptations of manga series including Gintama and Kyo Kara Ore Wa! Fukuda also wrote the screenplay along with Tetsuo Kamata. The protagonist Miharu Hino will be played by Ryo Yoshizawa, while Shino Hojo will be played by Kanna Hashimoto. Taishi Nakagawa will play Kaizer Tanaka and Keisuke Watanabe will play Teppei Kohira.
The story follows Miharu Hino, a man who is completely hopeless at everything he does. He failed his entrance exam, failed at job hunting, and has no love life to speak of. After working at a convenience store for three years, he meets a man in a black Santa suit who kidnaps him, offering him a job. Miharu then begins working at Santa Claus House, a mysterious company at the North Pole that delivers gifts to children around the world.
Comment from Eve
“I’m incredibly honored because I loved both the original manga and Fukuda’s past works. I wrote this song Shirayuki with the hope that Christmas could be an important day for everyone. I would be so glad if this song makes you nostalgic for winter, making you imagine the cold air that stings your nose and the stars in the clear night sky. I love Kunehito, so I am looking forward to seeing him in the film.”
Voice Actress Rie Takahashi Discusses Netflix Anime Series Romantic Killer in New Interview
02.November.2022 | ANIME&GAME
The anime adaptation of the Romantic Killer manga series will begin streaming on Netflix worldwide on October 27, 2022. The hyped series follows Anzu Hoshino, played by Rie Takahashi, a high school girl who just wants to play video games and who doesn’t care about fashion or love.
Main voice actress Rie Takahashi sat down to discuss the series and Anzu’s appeal in a new in-depth interview available to watch on YouTube.
Anzu’s facial expressions vary wildly in the series, giving Takahashi a tough time. “Having been a voice actress for years now, I reached into my bag of tricks to try to find the best tone for each of her wild expressions,” she said. Despite the character’s hardships, she proves herself to be a dependable heroine as well. “Even in the worst situations, she says what she needs to say when she needs to say it. I love that about her!”
Takahashi is known for having played a number of high-profile roles in anime, such as Emilia in Re:Zero, Ena Saitou in Laid Back Camp, and Megumin in KonoSuba. “I thought this was going to be a cutesy love story since the word ‘Romantic’ is in the title, but it turned out to be way funnier than I could have expected,” she said. “Anzu knows what she wants and doesn’t back down. That’s such a cool characteristic to have.”
“We recorded lines early in the morning, so Gakuto Kajiwara and I would get coffee. We needed it to do our best,” Takahashi explained. The actor plays Anzu’s childhood friend who gets caught up in the love story.
“Mikako Komatsu plays the wizard Riri, and she and I had so many difficult lines together, but we made it work,” Takahashi said with a laugh.
Anzu’s appeal lies in the bonds she creates with those around her. This is something that Takahashi noticed when she read the original manga series. “I was trying to read the entire thing and I just started crying…that’s what the ending will do to you! I didn’t expect it, and I absolutely loved what the manga emphasizes. I was happy to understand Anzu’s personality on a deeper level.”
“I did my best to express the emotion found in the original manga series through my voice,” said Takahashi. Be sure to tune into this slapstick coming-of-age romantic comedy, streaming now on Netflix worldwide!
(C) 百世渡／集英社 (C)Netflix
Romantic Killer (Netflix Anime) Special Interview
Watch on YouTube: http://youtu.be/Pb1wzZrTmhc
Netflix Anime Series Romantic Killer Unveils Special Clip
24.October.2022 | ANIME&GAME
The anime adaptation of the Romantic Killer manga series will begin streaming on Netflix worldwide on October 27, 2022. The series follows Anzu Hoshino, played by Rie Takahashi, a high school girl who just wants to play video games and who doesn’t care about fashion or love. A wizard named Riri, played by Mikako Komatsu, suddenly appears to force Anzu to fall in love.
Anzu then meets three handsome guys: Tsukasa Kazuki (played by Yuichiro Umehara), the most handsome guy at school, Junta Hayami (played by Gakuto Kajiwara), a baseball ace and Anzu’s childhood friend, and Hijiri Koganei (played by Natsuki Hanae), a rich dreamboat. A new clip from the series has just been released, showing Kyoko’s attempt to avoid anything lovey-dovey at every turn.
The first person Anzu meets is Tsukasa, played by Yuichiro Umehara, who is fed up with love after being pursued by countless girls since he was young. The actor is also known for his work as Weather Report in JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stone Ocean. As it begins to rain, the handsome gentleman holds out an umbrella for Anzu, who obviously refuses.
Next is Junta, played by Gakuto Kajiwara, known for his work as Asta in Black Clover. Anzu’s childhood friend, he looks completely different as an adult, totally taking the heroine off guard.
Finally, Anzu meets Hijiri Koganei. Fans will recognize the voice actor as Natsuki Hanae, who previously played Tanjiro Kamado in Demon Slayer. As he and Anzu enjoy ice cream from the convenience store, Hijiri smiles, noting that although the snack is cheap, it doesn’t taste bad. Saying it in such a sweet way, Anzu almost lets her guard down–but quickly smacks herself to stop any romantic feelings from welling up.
On November 12, Rie Takahashi and Yuichiro Umehara will appear at a stage event to commemorate the start of the series and to talk about its setting and characters in-depth.
Be sure to tune into this slapstick coming-of-age romantic comedy when it airs globally later this month!
(C) 百世渡／集英社 (C)Netflix
Romantic Killer (Netflix Series)
Starting October 27, 2022
Official Site: https://www.netflix.com/jp/