WEIBO Account Festival 2021 was held in Tokyo on February 4th by Chinese social media company WEIBO which is mainly known for its micro-blogging platform, Sina WEIBO. At this festival, two tokusatsu alumni were given awards.
Mamoru Miyano, the voice of Ultraman Zero, received the “Best Voice Actor” award. Throughout 2020, Miyano played Zero in Ultraman Chronicle Zero & Geed, Ultraman Z, and most recently Ultra Galaxy Fight: The Absolute Conspiracy. Miyano had theatrical roles in the first of the two-part Fate/Grand Order – Divine Realm of the Round Table: Camelot as Bedivere and in Psycho-Pass 3: First Inspector as Shizuka Homura.
Additionally, Miyano was featured in several TV anime roles in 2020 as well. He played antagonist Atsumu Miya in Haikyuu!! To The Top, Kuro Sakuragawa in In/Spectre, and he reprised his role as Benimaru Shinmon in Fire Force season 2.
Eiji Akaso, known best for playing Ryuga Banjo/Kamen Rider Cross-Z in Kamen Rider Build, was awarded the “Hot Topic Actor” award thanks to his role in Cherry Magic! Thirty Years of Virginity Can Make You a Wizard?!. Akaso plays the lead role, Kiyoshi Adachi, in this television drama based on a BL manga of the same name. After Cherry Magic! became popular in China, according to Oricon News, Akaso’s popularity in China grew as well. Upon receiving the award, Akaso expressed his desire to expand into Asia.
Cherry Magic! is currently available to stream on Crunchyroll.