“Anime 1 week” introduces the news of anime for 1 week. This time (May 2-8 ), the popular manga “News and TV animation” that the box office revenue of “Theatrical version” Kimetsu no Yaiba “Infinite Train Edition” ( directed by Haruo Sotozaki ) exceeded 39.88 billion yen. Attention was paid to topics such as the explosive growth of sales of “Tokyo Revengers.”
On May 4, it was revealed that actress Mana Ashida will act as the voice actor for the main character, 17-year-old girl Yui, in the movie version of the anime “Misaki no Mayoiga” ( directed by Shinya Kawatsura ) based on Sachiko Kashiwaba ‘s novel. It was. It was also announced that it will be released on August 27th.
On the 5th, the final result of the popular character voting project “1st ONE PIECE Character World Popularity Vote” for the whole world of Eiichiro Oda’s manga “ONE PIECE” was announced, and the main character Luffy ranked first. Shined. In a popular voting project that decides the “best” in the world from a total of 1174 characters, Luffy took the top spot with 1,637,921 points (pt) out of a total of about 12 million votes. Roronoa Zoro (1,445,034pt) was second, Nami (1,085,141pt) was third, Sanji (970,286pt) was fourth, and Trafalgar Law (646,686pt) was fifth.
On the 5th, it was revealed that the TV anime “Battle in 5 Seconds After Meeting” based on the manga serialized in Shogakukan’s manga app “Manga One” will be broadcast on TOKYO MX, BS11 and others from July. Ayumu Murase plays the game-loving high school student Kei Shirayanagi, Aimi plays the heroine Yuri Tensho, and Mayumi Shintani plays the mysterious woman Mion Sonozaki. It was also announced that Kazuya Nakai, Yuichi Nakamura, Miyuri Shimabukuro, and Akari Kito will appear as voice actors. Mr. Kito is in charge of the opening theme (OP) “No Continue”.
On the 5th, it was revealed that the second season of the TV anime “Made in Abyss Retsuhi no Koganekyo”, which is a sequel to the anime “Made in Abyss” series based on Akihito Tsukushi’s manga, will be broadcast in 2022. The teaser visual has also been released.
On the 6th, the box office revenue of the movie version of the anime “Kimetsu no Yaiba” based on the popular manga by Koyoharu Gotouge, “Theatrical version of” Kimetsu no Yaiba “Infinite Train Edition” It was revealed on May 6 that it exceeded 39,880 million yen. It is approaching a big record of box office revenue of 40 billion yen. The number of spectators exceeded 28.87 million.
On the 6th, it was revealed that the box office revenue of the new movie version of the popular anime “Evangelion” series “Shin Evangelion Movie Version” (Director Hideaki Anno) exceeded 8.28 billion yen in 59 days after its release. The final box office revenue of “Shin Godzilla” (2016), in which Anno-san acted as the scriptwriter and general director, exceeded about 8.25 billion yen, setting a new record among Anno-san’s works. The number of spectators exceeded 5.42 million.
On the 7th, it was revealed that the comics of the manga “Tokyo Revengers” serialized in “Weekly Shonen Magazine” (Kodansha) are explosively increasing in sales due to the popularity of TV animation. TV animation started broadcasting on MBS, TV Tokyo, etc. in April, and sales of comics surged about 6.7 times compared to before broadcasting. According to Kodansha, it is calculated that about 2.4 books are sold per second, and the people concerned are screaming with joy, saying that the response is more than expected.
On the 8th, it was revealed that a new idol Mario will appear in “Idol Land PriPara”, an app for smartphones of “PriPara”, which is popular for anime and games. Mario is a dark idol who suddenly appears in the man Puri and calls himself the Demon King, and no one knows what he is. Tatsumaru Tachibana acts as a voice actor.