[Announcement] 演劇の毛利さん The Entertainment Theater Vol.0 音楽劇「星の飛行士」(engeki no mouri-san the entertainment theater vol.0 ongakugeki hoshi no hikoushi)
you will be able to watch it @ Streaming+ & PIA LIVE STREAM & ローチケ LIVE STREAMING
◎ 音楽劇「星の飛行士」(ongakugeki hoshi no hikoushi)
price: ￥4.400 (each) [notice: NO VPN needed]
♪ A-Version (Saou Kuruma)
[January 29th, 2021 ~ 19:00] Streaming+ & PIA LIVE STREAM
♪ B-Version (Takatsuki Sara)
[January 30th, 2021 ~ 19:00] Streaming+ & PIA LIVE STREAM
♪ Senshuuraku A-Version (Saou Kuruma)
[January 31st, 2021 ~ 13:00] Streaming+
♪ Senshuuraku B-Version (Takatsuki Sara)
[January 31st, 2021 ~ 17:00] Streaming+
◎リーディングシアター「星の王子さま」 (reading theater hoshi no oujisama)
price: ￥3.500 (each) [notice: NO VPN needed]
♪ Satou Ryuuji & Suzuki Shougo
[January 27th, 2021 ~ 19:00] Streaming+ & ローチケ LIVE STREAMING
♪ Makishima Hikaru & Ikeda Junya
[January 30th, 2021 ~ 12:00] Streaming+ & PIA LIVE STREAM
◎ リーディングシアター「夜間飛行」 (reading theater yakan no hikoushi)
price: ￥3.500 (each) [notice: NO VPN needed]
♪ Rachi Shinji & Satou Ryuuji
[January 27th, 2021 ~ 16:00] Streaming+ & ローチケ LIVE STREAMING
♪ Okada Tatsuya & Makishima Hikaru
[January 30th, 2021 ~ 15:00] Streaming+ & PIA LIVE STREAM
[Headcanon] Voice actresses for our Twst Boys!
I’ve always wanted to do this, let’s go! I based my list on their vocal range(s) and my personal favorites.
Riddle - Hanazawa Kana
(Kuroneko from OreImo, Sengoku Nadeko from The Motogatari Series)
Ace - Uchida Maaya
(Iki Hiyori from Noragami, Takanashi Rikka from Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai!)
Deuce - Sawashiro Miyuki
(Kanbaru Suruga from The Monogatari Series, Iwasawa Masami from Angel Beats)
Trey - Kayano Ai
(Yuzuriha Inori from Guilty Crown, Tachibana Mei from Sukitte Ii Na Yo)
Cater - Touyama Nao
(Kirisaki Chitoge from Nisekoi, Kongou from Kantai Collection)
Leona - Mizuki Nana
(Kondou Kisaki from WWW Working!!, Tamaki Ann from Persona 5)
Ruggie - Taketatsu Ayana
(Kousaka Kirino from OreImo, Kirigaya Suguha from Sword Art Online)
Jack - Ogata Megumi
(Ikari Shinji from Neon Genesis Evengelion, Tenou Haruka from Sailor Moon)
Azul - Tanaka Rie
(Sessyoin Kiara from Fate/EXTRA, Lisa Minci from Genshin Impact)
Jade - Hayami Saori
(Kochou Shinobu from Kimetsu no Yaiba, Hiiragi Shinoa from Owari no Seraph)
Floyd - Aoi Yuuki
(Kaname Madoka from Puella Madoka Magica, Tanya von Degurechaff from Youjo Senki)
Kalim - Horie Yui
(Kushina Anna from K Project, Kaga Kouko from Golden Time)
Jamil - Tomatsu Haruka
(Zero Two from Darling in the Franxx, Yuuki Asuna from Sword Art Online)
Vil - Sakamoto Maaya
(Jeanne d,Arc from Fate/Apocrypha, Ciel Phantomhive from Kuroshitsuji)
Rook - Itou Shizuka
(Luviagelita Edelfelt from Fat/Kaleidd Liner Prisma Illya, Himejima Akeno from Highschool DxD)
Epel - Kugimiya Rie
(Kagura from Gintama, Aisaka Taiga from Toradora!)
Idia - Noto Mamiko
(Kuronuma Sawako from Kimi ni Todoke, Ichinose Kotomi from Clannad)
Ortho - Kitou Akari
(Kamado Nezuko from Kimetsu no Yaiba, Yashiro Nene from Jibaku Shounen Hanako-kun)
Malleus - Kobayashi Yuu
(Tohoten Otome from Hypnosis Microphone, Shidou Mariya from Maria Holic)
Lilia - Tamura Yukari
(Takamachi Nanoha from Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha, Jibril from No Game No Life)
Silver - Fukuen Misato
(Toga Himiko from My Hero Academia, Yami from To Love Ru)
Sebek - Ise Mariya
(Ikishima Midari from Kakegurui, Killua Zoldyck from HunterxHunter)
What do you guys think? Any other suggestions? Do let me know!
Winter 2021 anime general ~opinions~ post
Next season’s gonna be weird. On paper a significant portion of it is sequels to shows I generally liked, which should make most of them a known quantity and the season in turn a safe bet for quality. However due to a variety of factors I can’t be positive how much I’ll enjoy most of those sequels, meaning for all I know I’ll drop most of them pretty quickly. But there are also enough new series that should that happen by some off chance, I’ll still have something to watch.
Ura Sekai Picnic
Director/series composition: Takuya Satou
Character design: Ayumi Nishihata
Studio: LIDEN FILMS x Felix Film
Takuya Satou is a director who’s done a lot of good work, so even if I can’t really call them a favorite of mine their name on Ura Sekai Picnic inspires nothing but confidence in me. Furthermore most of their recent works have been OVA adaptations of shoujo ai manga that excelled in portraying specific moments but suffered from trying to adapt an ongoing manga into a single OVA. I’m not sure how much focus Ura Sekai Picnic actually places on its shoujo ai elements, but whatever moments there are of it should benefit both from Satou’s direction and being given the relative breathing room of a full TV anime. Meanwhile this is Nishihata’s first time as character designer, but their work as animation director has been consistently good enough that I’m not concerned in that regard. I can’t speak for the strength of the source material at all, but so long as it’s not a total trash fire the adaptation is in capable enough hands that I think it’ll turn out at least decent.
Show by Rock!! Stars!!
Director: Daigo Yamagishi
Series composition: Touko Machida
Character design: Tomokatsu Nagasaku, Nobuyuki Itou
Studio: Kinema Citrus
I’ve made it no secret that Mashumairesh has easily been my favorite installment of Show by Rock up to this point. The focus on low-stakes character arcs and dynamics resonated with me, the burgeoning friendships among the title band were portrayed with the utmost care, and the dazzling aesthetic and zany comedy of Show by Rock returned to act as a bow on top. As a result while I still enjoy the first two seasons of Show by Rock, I can’t help but feel a bit disappointed that Stars is largely bringing back the staff from those first two seasons. On top of that Stars is being touted as a celebration of the franchise by bringing in every band, while I felt Sharp already suffered from too large a cast and Mashumairesh dialing its cast back was one of its strengths. I think Stars will be a decent enough watch at worse, since Show by Rock up to this point has rarely been a chore to sit through, but I can’t help but feel it won’t be what I want out of the franchise.
Yuru Camp season 2
Director: Yoshiaki Kyougoku
Series composition: Jin Tanaka
Character design: Mutsumi Saeki
Long have I suffered, but finally Yuru Camp is back in full. Yuru Camp is one of my favorite slice-of-life series for how well it balances its comedy and iyashikei elements and how much it excels in each. Its comedy is impeccably timed and always manages to catch me off guard, and its loving depictions of its characters’ actions and the world they inhabit help it excel as an iyashikei series. With the staff having not changed at all in the few years since season 1, I see no reason why that all won’t be true of the new season. Even if every other sequel ends up falling through for whatever reason, I have zero fear about that happening with Yuru Camp.
Director: Masashi Ishihama
Series composition: Takao Yoshioka
Character design: Haruko Iizuka
Horimiya is the latest in a long line of “I know next to nothing about the romance manga this anime is adapting, but I’ve heard good things about it so I might as well check the anime out.” Though in this case I do actually have some experience with Horimiya... in that I read like 5 whole chapters. I didn’t stop reading for any particular reason, and I did enjoy what I read, so here’s hoping the rest of the series is at least that enjoyable. The staff for the anime will help in that regard; Ishihama has a lot of obvious directorial trademarks that make his shows a visual treat even if their narrative doesn’t come together satisfyingly, and Haruko Iizuka on character design ensures that the characters will be as expressive as possible. I can’t say for sure all that will come together to make Horimiya a good watch, but I’d be surprised if it wasn’t.
Azur Lane: Bisoku Zenshin
Director: Masato Jinbo
Series composition: Yuu Satou
Character design: Hiromitsu Hagiwara
Studio: Yostar Pictures x CANDY BOX
I’m not really counting this as one of the myriad sequels this season because it’s adapting a spinoff of Azur Lane rather than continuing off its anime adaptation and has a totally different staff, so it’s not building off that in any meaningful capacity. And thank goodness for that because the Azur Lane anime was uuuuuuuuuh bad. Not that I expect Bisoku Zenshin to be anything more than kind of okay at best. The original manga is a 4koma that elicits a mild chuckle at the best of times, and nothing about the adaptation is making me think it’ll be anything more than serviceable. But hopefully it’s a decent enough way to kill a few minutes at a time.
Tensei Shitara Slime Datta Ken season 2
Director: Atsushi Nakayama
Series composition: Kazuyuki Fudeyasu
Character design: Ryouma Ebata
Tenslime is probably my favorite isekai of the past few years, as low a bar as that is. Rimuru’s an immediately likable character and does a lot to carry the series, on top of the series’s production making the most of the protagonist being a slime with exaggerated character animation and vibrant color work. There’s been a slight change in staff with Nakayama stepping up from assistant director to full-time director, but I don’t expect that to meaningfully affect the series’s quality. Frankly I’m more concerned about the production becoming more static over time, since that was already a concern with season 1, and 8bit is currently planning for 3 consecutive cours of Tenslime between season 2 and a spinoff. If that does become an issue it likely won’t be during the first cour of season 2, but it still concerns me enough that I’m not as excited for the series’s return as I could be. But there’s still plenty to look forward to, and I’ll enjoy the production highs while they last.
Wonder Egg Priority
Director: Shin Wakabayashi
Series composition: Shinji Nojima
Character design: Saki Takahashi
Well I finally got the directorial debut of Shin Wakabayashi on a TV anime, even if it was a year or two later than I expected or hoped. But regardless of timing, Wakabayashi’s name on this alone is enough to get me excited. 2-minute shorts though they may have been, his work on the 22/7 character shorts so succinctly imbued those characters with life that they did a fantastic job showing off his talent by themselves. That’s not even getting into the rest of the staff; Shinji Nojima and his massive body of work on TV dramas aside, a lot of the staff is up-and-coming animators who have shown plenty of promise in the work they’ve done. The scant details on what the series is actually about leave me wary, but provided it doesn’t all crash and burn right out the gate I feel pretty safe being excited about Wonder Egg.
Log Horizon: Destruction of the Round Table
Director: Shinji Ishihira
Series composition: Toshizou Nemoto
Character design: Tomochi Kosaka
Studio: Studio Deen
Man it’s been like 5 years since season 2 aired and I haven’t watched Log Horizon at all since then who knows how much I’d like it now. Back when it aired I thought it was okay but bogged down in a lot of the minutiae of its own world to the detriment of its actual narrative. Between that and its not exactly stellar production, I can’t help but feel it’d appeal even less to me now. But I can’t help but feel I should at least give season 3 a fair shake, in the hopes I’d somehow appreciate it more now. They managed to get all the main staff from the previous seasons back in spite of everything, so you never know at this point anything could happen.
Overall I feel positive enough about a decent amount of shows for next season that I’m not too concerned about how it’ll turn out as a whole. But when so many of those shows are sequels, and most of those aren’t locks when sequels normally are, it brings my opinion of the season down a fair bit. Even besides the sequels though there’s a decent amount to look forward to so I guess I can’t stay too pessimistic for long.