“Anime Week” introduces the week’s anime news all at once. From November 12 to 18, news about “TAMASHII NATION 2023” and the Japan tournament “Gunpla Builders World Cup 11th Tournament” attracted attention.
On the 12th, Kyoto Animation’s event, “6th Kyoto Animation Fan Appreciation Event KYOANI MUSIC FESTIVAL -Exciting Kiseki- (Kyoto Animation Festival),” was held at ROHM Theater Kyoto Main Hall (Sakyo Ward, Kyoto City).
The event was held over two days on the 11th and 12th. On the 2nd day, the 12th, the “SOS” was performed by Aya Hirano, Minori Chihara, Yuko Goto, Tomokazu Sugita, and Daisuke Ono from “The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya.” The group reunited for the first time in about four years.
On the 13th, to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the TV anime “Mobile Fighter G Gundam” broadcast from 1994 to 1995, a special limited edition Blu-ray Disc (BD) box, “Mobile Fighter G Gundam Ishiba Tenkyo Blu-ray Box” was released.” will be released on March 27, 2024. It has the exact specifications as the limited edition BD box released in September and November 2016 and is two volumes in total. The price is 37,400 yen each.
On the 14th, it was announced that “SHAMAN KING FLOWERS,” the sequel to the TV anime “SHAMAN KING” based on Hiroyuki Takei’s popular manga, will be broadcast on TV Tokyo every Tuesday at midnight starting January 9, 2024. It was also announced that voice actress and singer Nana Mizuki will be responsible for the opening theme, “Turn the World.”
On the 14th, the animated movie “SAND LAND” (directed by Toshihisa Yokoshima), based on the manga “SAND LAND” by Akira Toriyama, known for “Dragon Ball,” was announced as the anime series “SAND LAND:” THE SERIES” will be distributed on Disney Plus “Star” in the spring of 2024. Unreleased cuts and new chapters devised by Toriyama will be added to the theatrical version of the anime released in August of this year.
On the 15th, it was announced that a retrospective exhibition titled “Yoshikazu Yasuhiko, the Artist” will be held in 2024 on Yoshikazu Yasuhiko, who is known for designing the characters for “Mobile Suit Gundam” and is active as a manga artist. Ta. I was looking back on Yasuhiko’s turbulent life. It will be held at the Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art (Chuo Ward, Kobe City) from June 8 to September 1, 2024, and at the Shimane Prefectural Iwami Art Museum (Masuda City, Shimane Prefecture) from September 21 to December 2, 2024.
On the 16th, the main cast of the TV anime “Grendizer U,” which is a reboot of the TV anime “UFO Robo Grendizer” based on the original work by Go Nagai, was announced. Miyu Irino will play the main character, Duke Freed, and Hiro Shimono will play the role of Kouji Kabuto. I found out that he will be playing. Sumire Uesaka plays Sayaka Yumi, Nao Higashiyama plays Hikaru Makiba, Mimi Tanaka plays Grace Maria Freed, and Haruka Tomatsu plays her twin sisters Teronna Aqua Vega and Rubina Beryl Vega. One person plays two roles.
On the 16th, the RX-93ffν Gundam, a life-sized statue of the ν Gundam from the popular anime “Gundam” series, installed at Mitsui Shopping Park LaLaport Fukuoka (Hakata Ward, Fukuoka City) will be lit up for a limited time in the winter from December 2. It turns out that it will be implemented. The illumination will be based on the animated movie “Mobile Suit Gundam SEED FREEDOM,” released on January 26, 2024. Until February 18, 2024.
On the 16th, the second season of the 3DCG animation “Saint Seiya: Knights of the Zodiac” based on Masami Kurumada’s famous manga “Saint Seiya,” part 2 of the sequel to “Saint Seiya: Knights of the Zodiac Battle Sanctuary” It has been revealed that it will be released in 2024. The second season depicts the “Golden Zodiac Edition,” in Part 2, Seiya and the Bronze Saints confront a powerful enemy to save Athena and approach the truth of the Sanctuary.
On the 17th, it was announced that the original animated movie “BLOODY ESCAPE – Hell’s Escape” directed by Goro Taniguchi, known for the “Code Geass” series and “ONE PIECE FILM RED” will be released on January 5, 2024. Do you get it?
A gorgeous cast of voice actors was also announced, including Yuki Ono, who will play the main character, the modified human Kisaragi; Rena Ueda, who will play Lunalu, a girl living in the Shinjuku cluster; and Soma Saito, who will play Lunalu’s older brother, Cruz.
On the 17th, it was revealed that a sequel to the original anime “GREAT PRETENDER,” which aired in 2020, “GREAT PRETENDER razbliuto,” has been produced and will be released worldwide in 2024. Following the previous work, Hiro Kaburaki will serve as director, and WIT STUDIO will create. Ryota Furusawa, who wrote the script for the last film, will participate as script supervisor, while Taku Kishimoto and director Kaburagi will be in charge of the series composition.
On the 17th, the Bandai Spirits figure exhibition “TAMASHII NATION 2023” started at Belle Salle Akihabara and other locations in Akihabara, Tokyo. More than 700 items were on display, including the Gundam Mk-II from “Mobile Suit Z Gundam”, a new addition to the high-end figure “Kaitai Shoki” series, and the new “Mobile Suit Gundam SEED FREEDOM” figure from the “Mobile Suit Gundam SEED” series. It was held until the 19th.
On the 18th, the Japan tournament of the 11th Gunpla Builders World Cup 11th Tournament of the Gunpla Builders World Cup, a contest to determine the world’s best plastic model (Gunpla) maker of the anime Gundam series, was held in Japan.
It was held at Base Tokyo (Koto-ku, Tokyo). Morish’s “RIGGING Outfit” won the OVER-21 course for those aged 21 and over and was selected to represent Japan. Kosei’s “Valiant” won the U-20 course for ages 15 and up and 20 and under, and Yuki Kojima’s “Camille: To Space…” won the U-14 course for ages 14 and under.