“Anime 1 Week” summarizes the anime news of the week. This time (April 9-15), the information that the ending theme for Season 2 of “Mobile Suit Gundam: Witch of Mercury” was announced, and the first episode of “TV anime ‘Kimetsu no Yaiba’ Swordsmith’s Village” The topic that the first episode was broadcasted attracted attention.
On the 9th, Tsuburaya Productions and animation production company TRIGGER will make a new theatrical version of the TV animation “SSSS.GRIDMAN” and “SSSS.DYNAZENON” “Gridman Universe” (directed by Satoshi Amemiya). It was revealed that Reina Ueda, who plays Akane (New Order), will be appearing. Toru Inada was also announced to play Alexis Kerive (New Order), Kenichi Suzumura plays Anti/Knight, and Karin Takahashi plays Monster Girl/Nidaime.
On the 9th, Aina the End will be in charge of the ending theme (ED) “Red: birthmark” for Season 2 of the new TV anime “Mobile Suit Gundam Witch of Mercury” in the popular “Gundam” series. Became clear.
On the 9th, the first part of the new TV animation “TV animation ‘Kimetsu no Yaiba’ Swordsmith’s village edition” of the animation “Kimetsu no Yaiba” is based on the manga by Koyoharu Gotouge. The story “Someone’s Dream” was broadcast as a one-hour special on Fuji TV. The average audience rating (Kanto region, video research survey, same below) was 8.0% for households and 4.8% for individuals.
On the 10th, it was revealed that Yu Saito’s manga “Pseudo Harem,” serialized in “Gessan” (Shogakukan), would be made into a TV animation. It was also announced that Nobuhiko Okamoto would play Eiji Kitahama, a second-year high school proprietor of the drama club. Saori Hayami will play Rin Nanakura, a first-year high school student from the drama club.
On the 12th, it was revealed that the box office revenue of the theatrical animation “BLUE GIANT” (directed by Joe Tachikawa), which is based on the jazz-themed manga by Shinichi Ishizuka, known for “Take,” exceeded 1 billion yen. The number of spectators has been a hit, recording about 690,000 people.
Masami Kurumada’s famous manga “Saint Seiya” series “Saint Seiya NEXT DIMENSION Myth of Hades,” the final series “Prequel” has started. The series has been suspended since July 2021 and has resumed serialization in the same issue for the first time in about a year and a half, and the final series has started.
On the 14th, it was revealed that the professional baseball team Hanshin Tigers would collaborate with the anime “KonoSuba: God’s Blessing on This Wonderful World! (Konosuba)” based on Natsume Akatsuki’s light novel. On the 20th, at Hanshin Koshien Stadium (Nishinomiya City, Hyogo Prefecture), a collaboration match, “Cheering for this wonderful team!” will be held, and Machico, who has been in charge of the theme song for the “Konosuba” series, will appear at the opening ceremony.
On the 14th, it was found that the TV animation “Sousou no Free Len,” based on the manga selected as the grand prize at the “Manga Awards 2021”, will be broadcast on Nippon Television’s nationwide network this autumn.