I haven’t seen a Tumblr explosion of pictures yet, so here’s a preview of what’s inside the Animestyle issue with the YOI feature. I’m planning to upload better-quality pictures once I have decent light quality. (EDIT: Better quality here.)
Included in the issue:
-image of the pre-airing poster (the all-blue costume images on the website), -Phichit’s group selfie on the ice with all skaters in costume -Animestyle cover without text
-2-page character design sketches of Yuuri, Victor, and Yurio
-6-page interview with producer Otsuka Manabu
-part of the ep1 scene of Yuuri skating Stammi Vicino - step sequence into the camel spin with change of foot (60/117 key frames published in the magazine).
-various comparisons of the key frame drawing and the finished anime frame
-key frames of what seems to be the opening scene of Yurio’s EX (23 frames)
-8-page interview between staff members (including character designer Tadashi Hiramatsu) -a few key frames of Minako and Yuuko -key frames of the beginning of Minami’s FS with little shimmy (25 frames) -key frames of J.J.’s combination spin (frames 4-59)
On the Coastal Tip of Jamaica, actress Candice Patton stands barefoot in a sheer yellow dress before settling turquoise waters. Her arms sway back and forth as the Caribbean air billows through the thigh-high slit. She gives the camera a small smile as the sun radiates off her skin and the tide tiptoes towards the shore. The Instagram boomerang I’m glancing at has now been viewed over 200,000 times by her 1.2 million-user following.
It’s mid-June; a median between two milestones in Candice’s life - two weeks before her 29th birthday, and two weeks after the Season 3 finale of The Flash aired in homes nationwide. The superhero fiction show, based on the DC Comics character of the same name, stars Candice as Iris West, opposite Grant Gustin as the titular hero, Barry Allen. In the last three years, The Flash has garnered over 15 awards, with Candice herself most recently winning a Saturn Award for “Best Supporting Actress on Television”. It makes sense that CBS Watch! Magazine would send her over to the Caribbean for a photoshoot.
The CW star calls me from her residence in Los Angeles on a Friday afternoon, after her trip in Jamaica. I expect her to sound exhausted from her jet setting, but she’s not. To my astoundment, there’s a lot on her mind. I come to realize that, unlike Iris West, Candice Patton is equipped with a power of her own.
Original Release Date: June 9th, 2017 Retail Price: 620 Yen
Kodansha has released the cover of Bessatsu Shonen’s July 2017 issue, featuring anime versions of Armin, Eren, and Mikasa! This issue will contain SnK Chapter 94, and a clear file will be included as well.
Update (June 5th, 2017): The clear file image featuring the Shiganshina trio has been unveiled! An additional clear file featuring Bertholt, Reiner, and Annie will come with the next Bessatsu Shonen (August 2017 issue, out around July 9th).