「ぼくらベアベアーズ」 (Bokura Bare Bears) is the Japanese version of the 2015 American animation We Bare Bears, about a trio of bear brothers. Kiiyan will be voicing the internet-addicted Panda brother, and talks a bit about the role here.
He says he’ll be using a cute voice for Panda, including for singing, so unlike his Granrodeo vocals.
The show starts airing on NHK BS Premium on 4/5/16 at 18:30 JST and every Tuesday thereafter.
This week’s Mr. Tambourine Man starts off with Kiiyan talking about the new Hokkaido shinkansen, which just opened this past Saturday. It takes around 4 hours to get from Tokyo to Hakodate on the new line, and given Kiiyan then talks about scary plane rides, you just know he’s considering taking the train up for the summer Sapporo gigs.
He then wishes Val-tan a happy birthday and moves into letters. The first letter is from a woman who’s just broken up with her boyfriend and wants advice about forgetting him. Kiiyan ends up quoting from 愛のWarrior.
Next up is someone who is curious what white wines Kiiyan would recommend. He apparently only gets white wine by the glass, though.
The last letter is from a 17 year old who wants to talk about Kiiyan’s oshiri (rear end) in the bouldering (wall climbing) video he did with Kawada Shinji for the latest Mr. Tambourine Man djcd. He talks about having a wedgie (see below) and that his rear is both ossan no ketsu (old man butt) and biketsu (beautiful butt). He estimates that in ladies’ bra sizes, his beautiful rear is an E-cup….
(Thanks to Carli for insight into some of the things he was talking about this week!)
Granrodeo will be joining ZAQ, Akino with Bless 4, Mayn and others for the first day of Animelo Summer live (Anisama) Friday, August 26th. This year’s theme is 「刻-TOKI-」.
The first ticket lottery will be limited to those who purchase an Animelo 2015 blu-ray or DVD which comes out on Marc 30th.
The theme song, PASSION RIDERS, will feature Granrodeo, ZAQ, Mimori Suzuko, Screen Mode and others.
At the Show by Rock open stage on the second day of Anime Japan, the Plasmagica seiyuu introduced the second CM for the upcoming Show by Rock anime, featuring Shingan Crimsonz this time.
Note: The video is region-locked.
The CD’s official name is かれピロ 大好きな彼とHして腕まくらでピロートークされちゃうシリーズ 仲良し彼氏と誕生日に 編 / Kare Piro Daisuki na Kare to H Shite Ude Makura de Pillow Talk Sarechau Series Nakayoshi Kareshi to Tanjobi ni Hen.
No details yet, but it’ll be birthday-related, as the title suggests.
It’ll be 2160 yen with tax included, and comes out on 6/29/16.