Anime Series Insomniacs After School Gets April Release Date, New Visual and Trailer Revealed
12.January.2023 | ANIME&GAME
More information about the upcoming anime series Insomniacs After School has been revealed. The series is set to premiere on TV Tokyo in April 2023.
Makoto Ojiro’s coming-of-age manga series is set in Nanao City, Ishikawa Prefecture. It follows Ganta Nakami, a high school boy suffering from insomnia, and Isaki Magari, a girl with the same issue. Insomniacs After School is serialized in Shogakukan’s Big Comic Spirits.
The second key visual and trailer have been released, giving audiences a better glimpse at this bittersweet tale. The new image shows Ganta and Isaki in different rooms with headphones on. The text reads “what are you doing right now?”
The trailer shows off the beautiful scenery around Nanao City. An event was recently held in the real-life city to celebrate the popular series.
Insomniacs After School Trailer #2
New characters and their voices are revealed for the first time in this exclusive trailer!
The cast includes Haruka Tomatsu, Seiichiro Yamashita, Lynn, Natsumi Fujiwara, Sumire Morohoshi, Mamiko Noto, Sho Karino, Gen Sato, and Konomi Tamura.
Insomniacs After School is only three months away. Will you be tuning in?
Haruka Tomatsu (Yui Shiromaru)
Popular Works: Sword Art Online (Asuna), Yo-kai Watch (Keta)
“I absolutely love stars, so this role makes me super happy! Shiromaru is cool and doesn’t talk too much, but he is kindhearted and pure, and it was super fun to play him. Since he’s an older character, there are plenty of scenes where he gives helpful advice. This series is really heartwarming and I hope you’ll tune in!”
Seiichiro Yamashita (Tao Ukegawa)
Popular Works: The Eminence in Shadow (Cid Kagenou / Shadow), More Than a Married Couple, But Not Lovers (Jiro Yakuin)
“There are things that are incredibly difficult to say to others, but things that you feel you need to say. I could really feel the romance behind sharing secrets as I worked on this project. It carefully handles difficult issues and reminds us how hard it can be to truly understand other people. That’s why the human experience is so complex and dramatic. It’s a wonderful work filled with love. Enjoy it!”
Lynn (Motoko Kanikawa)
Popular Works: Mobile Suit Gundam: The Witch from Mercury (Miorine Rembran), Uma Musume: Pretty Derby (Maruzensky)
“I love the atmosphere of the original work. The glimpses of ordinary life seen in every scene are so precious. Kanikawa is funny and cute and it was a blast to play her. I had a blast ad-libbing with the other cast members! I hope that this series reaches a ton of new people now that it’s being adapted into an anime series!”
Natsumi Fujiwara (Kanami Anamizu)
Popular Works: SPYxFAMILY (Damian Desmond), Chuka Ichiban! (Mao)
“I was worried that Anamizu would be too difficult of a role for me, but thanks to everyone’s help, I was really able to enjoy working on this series. The main character suffers from insomnia which is a terrible thing, but I was thrilled the entire time. After all, I love the stars! Ah, the splendors of youth! I can’t wait to see how the final product turns out!”
Sumire Morohoshi (Mina Nono)
Popular Works: Aikatsu! (Ichigo Hoshimiya), The Promised Neverland (Ema)
“Nono is so adorable! I wanted to make sure her laid-back energy came through. She’s gentle and kind and I think it will be completely apparent to audiences what kind of person she is. The work itself is both fresh and nostalgic at the same time, and it was so fun to work with the cast. I felt like I was back in high school again!”
Mamiko Noto (Usako Kurashiki)
Popular Works: Kimi ni Todoke (Sawako Kuronuma), Hell Girl (Ai Enma)
“I’m Mamiko Noto and I play the role of Usako Kurashiki. As a native of Ishikawa, it’s such a pleasure to work on a series based in my home prefecture. Ms. Kurashiki is a charming teacher and one I wish I had when I was a student. The original work is so rich in content and character, both warm and sad…it’s so detailed that it can truly feel like you’re wrapped up in it. I’m sure the anime will be the same way. I hope you’re looking forward to it!”
Sho Karino (Rui Haida)
Popular Works: Tokyo Revengers (Chifuyu Matsuno), Idolmaster SideM (Yukihiro Kamiya)
“This wonderful story is so meaningful. I was happy to experience it with everyone, with this entire cast. The scenery and starry skies will stick in your mind and make you want to go out and explore the night. Working on Insomniacs After School made me feel like I could enjoy my high school life again! Thank you so much!”
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Insomniacs After School
Airing on TV Tokyo starting April 2023
Official Site: https://kimisomu-anime.com
Insomniacs After School Anime Series Announces Opening Theme, New Visual and Trailer Revealed
10.March.2023 | ANIME&GAME / MUSIC
The opening theme for the new anime series Insomniacs After School has been announced as Itsu Aetara (When We Can Meet) by aiko. The series has been in the news since it was first announced, and a live-action film will also be released soon. aiko is one of Japan’s leading singer-songwriters, and fans are pumped to hear her incredible new track. The artist also gave a comment which you can read below.
[Comment from aiko]
“I’m someone who can’t really sleep either.
But I don’t really get stressed because of it, because during the time that I’m awake, I can find new feelings and more enjoyable moments.
During Ganta and Isaki’s sleepless nights, I want them to find some meaning in their insomnia. I want everyone to see the bright side.
I’d love to lend a copy of Insomniacs After School to my high school self.
I hope that the song Itsu Aetara will reach Ganta, Isaki, and anyone else who can’t sleep at night.”
The third trailer and third key visual have also been unveiled.
In the key visual, Ganta and Isaki meet and sit back-to-back in the observatory, a major location in the series. The roof of the observatory has been removed to allow fans to enjoy a nighttime view of Nanao City and the starry sky above.
The trailer shows the struggle of two people suffering from insomnia who share their problems with each other and who slowly grow closer. The character designs and scenery are mind-blowing, and the high quality is already making this one of the most highly-anticipated series of the year.
More details regarding the show’s broadcast in April have also been revealed!
Insomniacs After School will begin broadcasting on TV Tokyo, TV Osaka, TV Aichi, TV Setouchi, TV Hokkaido, and TVQ Kyushu on April 10 and will air Mondays at 24:00. In Ishikawa Prefecture, the setting of the series, the show will start airing on Hokuriku Broadcasting at 25:25 on April 13. The series will also air on BS TV Tokyo starting April 10 and will air Mondays at 24:30.
An original soundtrack has also been announced featuring music by Yuuki Hayashi. Releasing April 19, it’s sure to be a must-have item for fans!
“When she’s at school, I want to go to school. What kind of relationship is this?”
Rumors about what befell the members of the astronomy club keep people away from the school observatory, and that’s what makes it the perfect sanctuary for Ganta and Isaki to get some much-needed rest. Unfortunately, the school faculty can’t allow its unsanctioned use. But if there were a new astronomy club, maybe these two insomniacs could have a place to call home!
Makoto Ojiro’s manga series is finally coming to life on the small screen.
<Your sleepless nights have meaning.>
Insomniacs After School
Official Site: https://kimisomu-anime.com
Broadcasting on TV Tokyo, TV Osaka, TV Aichi, TV Setouchi, TV Hokkaido, and TVQ Kyushu on April 10 / Airing Mondays at 24:00
Broadcasting on Hokuriku Broadcasting starting April 14 / Airing Thursdays at 25:25
Broadcasting on BS TV Tokyo starting April 10 / Airing Mondays at 24:30
*Dates and times of broadcasts are subject to change.
Insomniacs After School Opening Theme
Itsu Aetara – aiko
Popular Manga Series ‘Under Ninja’ Gets Anime Adaptation from Tezuka Productions in October 2023
27.February.2023 | ANIME&GAME
On February 22, known as Ninja Day in Japan, a teaser visual and website for the anime adaptation of the manga series Under Ninjawere unveiled. The series will premiere on TBS and other networks in October 2023.
Under Ninja is written and illustrated by Kengo Hanazawa, known for his series I Am a Hero and Boys on the Run. The manga series is currently serialized in Kodansha’s Weekly Young Magazine and tells the story of a secret society of ninjas. While the underground warriors were thought to have disappeared after WWII, Kuro Kumogakure is one of them, though he’s also a NEET.
A TV anime adaptation has been announced for 2023, a teaser trailer has been released, and a new teaser visual and teaser website have also been unveiled.
The new visual released on February 22 depicts the main character Kuro lurking in the shadows. The staff lineup has also been revealed, with the series being directed by Satoshi Kuwabara with character designs by Nobuteru Yuki.
Check out the teaser site and get ready for battle in October!
Teaser Site: https://under-ninja.jp
Anime RPG Princess Connect! Re:Dive Gets 31st Character Song CD
02.February.2023 | ANIME&GAME / MUSIC
The 31st Character Song CD from Cygames’ popular smartphone anime RPG Princess Connect! Re:Dive was released on January 25, 2023.
This new release includes the song Knight’s Soul sung by Matsuri (Asami Shimoda) and Christina (Chiaki Takahashi), as well as Hatsuyuki Twin Approach by Yori (Sayuri Hara) and Akari (Azumi Asakura). Original karaoke and solo remixes of each song are also included.
These tracks were used as the ending themes for the limited-time Tribal Spirits: Raising Sword and Pride Bridge event, which began last October, and the Happy Happening Happy Twin Angels and Christmas Eve Gift event, which began last November.
The songs are also available to stream on all major music streaming services!
In addition, a music campaign will begin on February 14 to celebrate the fifth anniversary of Princess Connect! Exclusive A3-size posters (2 varieties) will be given to those who purchase the new CD at participating stores while supplies last.
© Cygames, Inc.
Princess Connect! Re:Dive – PRICONNE CHARACTER SONG 31
Release Date: January 25, 2023
Buy CD: https://priconne.lnk.to/CD-ReDive31
FYA’M’ from Multimedia Project aoppella Releases Music Video for A Capella J-Pop Cover of UNISON SQUARE GARDEN’s ‘Sugar Song and Bitter Step’
31.January.2023 | ANIME&GAME / MUSIC
aoppella, a new vocal multimedia project from KLab, tells the story of eleven high school students discovering the art of a cappella. On January 23, KLab released the music video for the group’s third a capella J-pop cover of UNISON SQUARE GARDEN’s Sugar Song and Bitter Sleep on YouTube.
In addition, the project will celebrate its second anniversary with an event on Mary 27 and 28.
Sugar Song and Bitter Step – UNISON SQUARE GARDEN (J-Pop Cover)
The cover transforms the popular track into an unbelievable a cappella performance highlighting the unique lyrics with the member’s powerful voices.
The music video shows the members of FYA’M’ walking around the city in their personal fashion. As mature as each of the boys may be, they’re still high schoolers with their own youthful personalities!
It was on that unforgettable day that the boys found themselves changed.
In front of them were ordinary high school students just like them. There were no flashy costumes or musical instruments.
But the moment they began to sing a surreal harmony filled the air and the crowd went wild.
“We want to sing like that! We want to shine, too!”
High school students captivated by the art of a cappella aim for the top in the exclusive high school a cappella contest called ‘aoppella.’ Watch as they try to perfect their pitch–the show is about to begin!
Kanadezaka Private School A Cappella Club FYA’M’
Maito Coresawa (Yuki Ono)
Mitsuo Ayase (Toshiyuki Toyonaga)
Akira Shigaki (Wataru Urata)
Asaharu Soenji (Takuya Sato)
Yui Nekoyashiki (Daiki Hamano)
Fukami Shinkai (Shugo Nakamura)
Original Song: Sugar Song and Bitter Step – UNISON SQUARE GARDEN
Lyrics/Composition: Tomoya Tabuchi
A Capella Arrangement/Mix: zakbee
aoppella!? -2nd Anniversary Party-
May 27, 2023
*The exhibition and shop will be open on May 27 and May 28
Yokosuka City Bunka Hall
Official Site: https://www.aoppella.com/
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/
TRIGUN STAMPEDE Opening and Ending Themes Available on One Album
27.January.2023 | ANIME&GAME / MUSIC
An album featuring both the opening and ending themes of the anime series TRIGUN STAMPEDE will be released on a single album on February 22, 2023 from TOY’S STORE. The opening, TOMBI, is performed by Kvi Baba, while the ending, Hoshi no Kuzu α, is performed by both Salyu and Haruka Nakamura.
Preorders are now available and those snagging a copy will also be gifted an original sticker featuring the album’s artwork.
The record is only available in limited quantities and sales will conclude once the item is sold out.
TRIGUN STAMPEDE Non-Credit Ending
TOMBI, performed by Kvi Baba, was released on January 6 and has seen a surge in popularity, appearing on a number of popular playlists and reaching the top spot on the iTunes Rap and Hip-Hop chart.
The ending theme song, Hoshi no Kuzu α by Salyu and Haruka Nakamura, was released on January 13, 2023.
The jacket features an original design featuring the main character, Vash the Stampede, from the Trigun anime series.
The jacket was designed by Takahiro Yasuda, an art director and graphic designer belonging to the creative association CEKAI.
The non-credit ending video featuring the ending theme song is now available on the YouTube TOHO animation channel.
Be sure to tune into the long-awaited series TRIGUN STAMPEDE!
© 2023 内藤泰弘・少年画報社／「TRIGUN STAMPEDE」製作委員会
Record / V.A. Tombi / Hoshi no Kuzu α
Release Date: February 22, 2023
*TOY’S STORE limited item (Quantities are limited and sales will end when stock runs out.)
*Purchase bonus: Original sticker (Same design as the record jacket)
TOMBI – Kvi Baba (1st Major Single)
Streaming Sites: https://tf.lnk.to/kvibaba_tombi
Hoshi no Kuzu α – Salyu × Haruka Nakamura
Streaming Sites: https://TF.lnk.to/hoshinokuzu_alpha
CrosSing Cover Project Uploads Nanaka Suwa’s Version of Yukari Tamura’s Song ‘Fantastic future’
26.January.2023 | MUSIC
The CrosSing cover song project brings together popular voice actors to sing classic songs in their own unique style. Launched in March 2022, the YouTube channel has amassed over 150,000 subscribers and upon each song’s release, the project continuously trends on Twitter and other social media sites.
On January 18, 2023, the official CrosSing YouTube channel uploaded a recording video of voice actress Nanaka Suwa performing the song Fantastic future.
Nanaka Suwa is best known for playing Kanan Matsuura in Love Live! Sunshine!! The actress has also released two studio albums. In this new video from CrosSing, Suwa is seen performing Yukari Tamura’s popular song Fantastic future, used as the opening theme for the anime series The “Hentai” Prince and the Stony Cat.
Fantastic future – from CrosSing – Nanaka Suwa (Recording Video)
The track is now available on numerous streaming sites and those purchasing the high-res version from mora will be able to access a special mini-interview with Suwa herself. LINE MUSIC has also started a playback campaign, and fans listening to the track over 300 times will be entered to win an autographed image!
A retweet campaign is also underway, with two lucky winners receiving Nanaka Suwa’s autograph. For details, check out the official CrosSing Twitter.
The CrosSing project released its first compilation album, CrosSing Collection Vol. 1, in September. Kana Hanazawa’s cover of Rain from Makoto Shinkai’s short anime film The Garden of Words is included as a bonus track. The track is also available on YouTube.
CrosSing Collection vol.1
Fantastic future – from CrosSing –
Streaming Links: https://CrosSing.lnk.to/SuwaNanaka_Fantasticfuture
Ending Theme for TRIGUN STAMPEDE by Salyu x Haruka Nakamura Streaming Now, New EP Announced
24.January.2023 | ANIME&GAME / MUSIC
Hoshi no Kuzu α, the new song by Salyu × Haruka Nakamura, was released on streaming services on January 13, 2023.
The track will be used as the ending theme for the TRIGUN STAMPEDE anime series. It will be featured starting in the second episode which airs on January 14 at 23:00.
A six-song EP titled March of the Saints has also been announced, scheduled to release on March 8, 2023. Hoshi no Kuzu α will be included and the cover art has been released. Preorders are open now!
Hoshi no Kuzu α – Salyu × Haruka Nakamura
Release Date: January 13, 2023
*Streaming Links: https://TF.lnk.to/hoshinokuzu_alpha
March of the Saints EP
Release Date: March 8, 2023
TrySail Releases Opening Theme Song for My One-Hit Kill Sister Anime Series
20.January.2023 | ANIME&GAME / MUSIC
TrySail is a popular girl group consisting of three popular voice actresses: Momo Asakura,
Sora Amamiya, and Shiina Natsukawa. Since their debut in 2015, the girls have performed
incredible live concerts, managing to hold successful events at Yokohama Arena and the
Yoyogi National Gymnasium. TrySail’s latest album, Re Bon Voyage, was released in
September 2021, reaching the #5 spot on the Oricon Weekly Ranking.
The group’s newest song, Karei One Turn, will be used as the theme song for the 2023
anime series My One-Hit Kill Sister. The happy-go-lucky track can be heard in the second
teaser trailer for the show.
Along with this exciting anime tie-up, TrySail has announced the song flower. The song will be used to commemorate the group’s upcoming event ‘LAWSON presents TrySail Arena
Live 2023 ~Ai ni Yuku yacht! Minna de Aso-boat!~’ Be sure to watch out for what else
TrySail has in store for fans in 2023!
My One-Hit Kill Sister
TrySail Official Site: https://trysail.jp/
‘Chillin’ in My 30s After Getting Fired from the Demon King’s Army’ Anime Theme Gets Streaming Release, Music Video
20.January.2023 | ANIME&GAME / MUSIC
Hinano has released the lead song from her third single CHANGEMAKER on all major streaming services. The 16-year-old singer is known for her 4-octave high-tone vocals.
The song has been chosen to serve as the opening song for the anime series Chillin’ in My 30s After Getting Fired from the Demon King’s Army which began airing on TOKYO MX on January 7. The series has been adapted from the popular manga series by Rurekuchie currently serialized in Monthly Young Magazine.
Hinano’s debut song nocturne was produced by Yuki Kajiura and served as the theme song for the anime film Deemo: Memorial Keys. Her next song Virginia was chosen as the ending theme for My Master Has No Tail.
The new song CHANGEMAKER shows Hinano trying her hand at creating a rock track for the first time. “When I first listened to the tentative track, I wondered if I could do it justice. It seemed so difficult, I didn’t know if I could sing it,” Hinano said. “By really feeling the song with both my mind and body, I channeled my will and was able to sing it properly.” The music video for CHANGEMAKER was also released on January 7.
The up-tempo rock sound combined with Hinano’s incredible singing ability makes this track unforgettable. Inspired by the desire to light up a dark world, this song is sure to make even the most gloomy day bearable.
CHANGEMAKER – Hinano
Streaming Release: January 7, 2023
Streaming Links: https://lnk.to/CHANGEMAKER
Music Video: https://youtu.be/hLjbY1ZCqI8
Chillin’ in My 30s After Getting Fired from the Demon King’s Army
Airing January 7 at 22:00 on TOKYO MX
Official Website: http://ankokuheishi-anime.com/
Merchandise Inspired by SSSS.GRIDMAN Film Revealed, Rare Original Reproduction Images Shown
19.January.2023 | ANIME&GAME / FASHION / MOVIE
New merchandise has been revealed to coincide with the release of the SSSS.GRIDMAN compilation film on January 20, 2023. The film, along with the subsequent SSSS.DYNAZENON compilation film, will prepare fans for the original Gridman Universe film coming to theaters on March 24, 2023.
The SSSS.GRIDMAN film pamphlet features a summary of events seen in the film and includes new interviews with director Yoshiyuki Kaneko and singer Masayoshi Oishi.
SSSS.GRIDMAN Compilation Film Original Reproduction Image Set/SSSS.GRIDMAN Compilation Film T-Shirt/GRIDMAN & DYNAZENON Acrylic Keychain (11 varieties, random)/SSSS.GRIDMAN Compilation Film Pin (12 varieties, random)
The SSS.GRIDMAN Compilation Film Original Reproduction Image Set is a must-have item for fans, featuring 16 carefully-selected reproductions from the film in a special bag.
Plenty of other items are available for purchase including a commemorative T-shirt, keychains, and pins.
The SSSS.GRIDMAN compilation film is being directed by Yoshiyuki Kaneko, who served as assistant director on the anime series. The film will show a somewhat new interpretation of the story under this new direction.
Be sure to grab some of this exclusive merch before seeing the highly-anticipated original film Gridman Universe on March 24!
©円谷プロ ©2023 TRIGGER・雨宮哲／「劇場版グリッドマンユニバース」製作委員会
SSSS.GRIDMAN Compilation Film
Limited 2-week screening begins January 20, 2023
Participating Theaters: https://theater-ods.toho.co.jp/ssss-gridman/
Official Site: https://ssss-movie.net/
SSSS.GRIDMAN Compilation Film Bonuses Revealed
17.January.2023 | ANIME&GAME
Based on the Tsuburaya Productions Gridman live-action tokusatsu series from 1993, the
SSSS.GRIDMAN anime series aired in October 2018. A sequel, SSSS.DYNAZENON, followed in April 2021.
Ahead of the release of GRIDMAN UNIVERSE, an all-new anime film coming in March, both SSSS.GRIDMAN and SSSS.DYNAZENON will be getting compilation films. Each will only be
in theaters for two weeks.
The SSSS.GRIDMAN film will be in theaters starting January 20. Those buying tickets will
receive a special illustration card with a voice drama created by Akira Amemiya, the director of the SSSS series, while supplies last. The title of the drama is Hinekuremono Demo (Even if You’re Cynical) starring Soma Saito (Sho Utsumi) and Hass (Akari Kito).
The newly-revealed illustration card’s design features Yuta Hibiki, Sho Utsumi, Rikka
Takarada, and Akane Shinjo happily snapping photos.
SSSS.DYNAZENON will be released for two weeks starting March 10, and those buying
tickets will also get an illustration card and a special voice drama written by Akira Amemiya.
The SSSS.GRIDMAN compilation film is being directed by Yoshiyuki Kaneko, who served as assistant director on the anime series. The film will show a somewhat new interpretation of the story under his new direction. Both compilation films will include extra footage leading
up to the release of GRIDMAN UNIVERSE on March 24, 2023.
©円谷プロ ©2023 TRIGGER・雨宮哲／「劇場版グリッドマンユニバース」製作委員会
SSSS.GRIDMAN Compilation Film
Limited 2-week screenings begin January 20, 2023
Admission Bonus: Illustrated Card with Voice Drama by Akira Amemiya
Official Website: https://ssss-movie.net/