and two big double-sided posters!
Animage August issue
Special price ¥770
Summer means Ghibli films! Studio Ghibli’s newest work,
From Up On Poppy Hill, opens July 16th, and the August issue of Animage includes five interviews: director Goro Miyazaki, producer Toshi Suzuki, character designer and animation director Katsuya Kondo, Umi’s actress Masami Nagasawa, and Shun’s actor Junichi Okada! We give a teaser of the story and point out key points of the film!
Also included are two B2 size reversible posters♪ Twice the size of the usual B3 magazine insert, these impressive
Tiger & Bunny and
Inazuma Eleven posters are anything but ordinary♥ The reverse sides are full of info you won’t want to miss, too! The
Tiger & Bunny poster features character drafts with commentary by director Keiichi Sato, while
Inazuma Eleven features a guide to the Endoh arc’s DVDs by Endoh’s actress Junko Takeuchi. These are posters you can gaze upon or read☆
And as the season turns to summer, the industry also turns to autumn! We cover upcoming titles like the Level 5 / Sunrise tieup
Mobile Suit Gundam AGE,
Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai,
Squid Girl!?, and more! Which shows do our editors have their eyes on? Fond out!
The popular Book in Book feature this month covers shrine maidens♥ We examine bewitching shamanesses from
Aria the Scarlet Ammo,
Blue Exorcist, and
Blood-C! (One of them’s a cross-dresser, but that’s a plus in our book♥)
This issue we also have three hot pinups! Both pairs
Blue Exorcist brothers in
Suite Precure’s Hibiki and Kanade on summer vacation, and
Carnival Phantasm’s lineup of swimsuit-clad Type-Moon heroines all appear☆ Also from
Blue Exorcist is an interview with the actors of the Devil Brothers, Hiroshi Kamiya and Tetsuya Kakihara, lineart, and lots of info♥ Add in a
K-on! Light Music Club Summer Vacation game you can play with your own friends over summer vacation, and you have an August issue no anime fan will want to miss!
Cover story: From Up On Poppy Hill: Climbing the hills of our town, I think of him.
Interviews: director Goro Miyazaki, producer Toshi Suzuki, character designer and animation director Katsuya Kondo, Umi Komatsuzaki’s actress Masami Nagasawa, Shun Kazama’s actor Junichi Okada
Autumn’s premieres: The curtain rises!
01 Mobile Suit Gundam AGE
02 Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai
03 Guilty Crown
04 Squid Girl!?
Production staffs discuss the keys to victory!
Book in Book: “Holy Shrine Maidens”
01 Aria the Scarlet Ammo: Shirayuki Hotogi
02 Steins;Gate: Ruka Urushibara
03 Blue Exorcist: Izumo Kamiki
04 Blood-C: Saya Kisaragi
The designer’s Nanoha’s Yasuhiro Okuda♪ Check him out in
Super-size B2 reversible posters!
Tiger & Bunny
A-side: Lineart and commentary from director Keiichi Sato and others
B-side: “Heroes Complete!!”
A-side: Junko Takeuchi’s complete guide to the Endoh-arc DVDs!
B-side: Raimon Junior High Culture Festival!
Special feature 1: Inazuma Eleven Go: The legend reborn!
Mamoru Endoh returns! A conversation with both heroes♥
Interview: Yuka Terasaki (Tenma Matsukaze) and Junko Takeuchi (Mamoru Endoh)
Special feature 2: Fullmetal Alchemist: The Sacred Star of Milos: The power in people’s hands
We pick apart shots from
Star of Milos to learn about the artists behind them!
Interview: Shingo Natsume (AD), Kiyotaka Oshiyama (animation director)
Interview: Park Romi (Edward Elric)
Special feature 3: Beelzebub: Girls join the fight!?
Girls’ Interview: Shizuka Ito (Hilda) and Megumi Toyosaki (Aoi): Hilda vs. Aoi, Round 6
Special Pinup: Popular Characters Summer Festival sealed poster
A-side: Both pairs of
Blue Exorcist brothers in
B-side: Type-Moon heroines from
Carnival Phantasm in swimsuits&hearts
Summery pinups of characters from two major franchises!
Special Pinup 2: Summer Girls, Advance♥ sealed poster
Suite Precure’s Hibiki and Kanade on summer vacation♪
K-on! Light Music Club Summer Vacation game
Precure’s heroines and a K-on! Game!
Pick-up 1: Blue Exorcist: The Devil Brothers plan their strategy!?
Special Devil Brothers interview: Hiroshi Kamiya (Mephisto) and Tetsuya Kakihara (Amaymon)
Pick-up 2: Carnival Phantasm: The carnival begins!
Long interview with Takashi Takeuchi of Type-Moon
Pick-up 3: Hanasaku Iroha: Long summer nights!
Interview: Mari Okada (scriptwriter)
Pick-up 4: The Mystic Archives of Dantalian: The key to the story
Photos and conversations with Miyuki Sawashiro (Dalian) and Daisuke Ono (Huey)
Special feature 1: Kamisama Dolls: The living-room romance of a girl and her “scarecrow”!?
Cross talk: Hajime Yamamura (creator) and Seiji Kishi (director)
Special feature 2: Sakura no Ondo: The challenge begins from an unexpected situation!
Animage and Gigazine’s collaboration begins!
Natsume Yujincho S3
Alice in the Country of Hearts: The Movie
Last Exile: Fam, the Silver Wing
From Up On Poppy Hill
© 2011 Chizuru Takahashi / Tetsuro Sayama / GNDHDDT