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The Mike Toole Show - Mainstream Anime

Mike takes a stroll through anime for ordinary folks.
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School Days Sub.DVD

What starts out as a placid little romance gradually turn into an unsettling, more realistic examination of how a harem situation might actually play out in real life. Ultimately that leads to a finale which is as utterly unforgettable as it is justly infamous.
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Mobile Suit Gundam Side Stories

For the duration of the time I played this game, I was thinking about other, better Gundam things I'd have rather been enjoying.
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Answerman - Recovery

Convention burnout! Up-and-coming anime directors! Spanish dubs! Typos on DVD boxes! All this and (very little) more, in this week's Answerman!
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House of 1000 Manga - Thermae Romae

"Thermae Romae is the perfect manga for fans of a) classical history and b) taking baths." Well, who doesn't love both of those?
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Brynhildr in the Darkness

The most recent offering from the creator of Elfen Lied strives to capture its predecessor's bloody magic, but even its highly appealing cast cannot carry the series through its many rough parts. As a result, it largely disappoints.
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Mazinger Z Sub.DVD Part 1

Watch it if you want to know what Yoshiyuki Tomino was reacting against when he made Mobile Suit Gundam. Watch it if you want to see the mecha traditions that Hideaki Anno drew on for Neon Genesis Evangelion. Do not watch it if you want to be entertained.
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World Is Still Beautiful Episodes 7 - 12

In the end, The World is Still Beautiful is charming shoujo comfort food.
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Chaika - The Coffin Princess season 1

Despite being steeped a little too much in current romcom humor and character relationship trends, this fantasy series from the creators of Scrapped Princess offers plenty enough merits to keeps its viewers coming back.
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Sunday, July 13

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Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children Singer Kyōsuke Himuro to Stop Performing Live

Former Boøwy rock vocalist plans final concert in 2015 ― 53-year-old singer Kyōsuke Himuro announced at his Yamaguchi concert on Sunday that he is retiring from live stage performances. He made his announcement by saying that he would be "graduating" during his July 19 and 20 concerts at Yokohama Stadium. Himuro said during the talk segment of his Sunday concert that if he could not perform like he wanted, he would retire. Since there was times when he was unable to convey the image he wanted in his current tour, he proclaimed that he would retire like a sports athlete would under similar circumstances. Initially, his distributor
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The Mike Toole Show - Mainstream Anime

Mike takes a stroll through anime for ordinary folks.
review

School Days Sub.DVD

What starts out as a placid little romance gradually turn into an unsettling, more realistic examination of how a harem situation might actually play out in real life. Ultimately that leads to a finale which is as utterly unforgettable as it is justly infamous.

Ronia the Robber's Daughter's 1st Video Previews CG Footage

Goro Miyazaki directs October series following young girl who explores forest ― The first footage from the television anime of Swedish author Astrid Lindgren's Ronia the Robber's Daughter children's fantasy book by director Goro Miyazaki (Tales from Earthsea, From Up On Poppy Hill) began airing this weekend. The video features the series theme song "Haru no Sakebi" (Spring's Shout) by Aoi Terashima. Text: Goro Miyazaki's first TV series!! Text: Ronia the Robber's Daughter Text: That fantasy literary work has been completely adapted for the screen!

Saturday, July 12

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Ultraman Neos Wants To Make Sure Young People Are Practicing Safe Driving

― Ultraman Neos is helping State Farm China again, this time ensuring that new drivers are keeping their eyes on the road. He was last seen earlier this year in a first commercial for State Farm China. [Via Tokusatsu Network]
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Yotsuba&'s Danbo Collaborates with Japan Post for a Yu-Pack Variant

― Since 2007, Yotsuba&!'s adorable cardboard robo Danbo has seen new life in several different boxes, with figure maker Revoltech reconstructing Danbo from Calbee boxes, Pepsi boxes, Amazon boxes, and more. Now the little guy is collaborating with Yu-Pack, a domestic mail service from the Japan Post that operates all throughout Japan. The figure will be available online from the Japan Post online store starting July 18, as well as several metropolitan post office locations. It will sell for 1,600 yen (about US$15.79).
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NIS America Streams Official Disgaea 4, Natural Doctrine, Criminal Girls Game Trailers

Also: htoL#NiQ: The Firefly Diary trailer NIS America began streaming its official trailers for the Disgaea 4: A Promise Revisited, Natural Doctrine, htoL#NiQ: The Firefly Diary, and Criminal Girls: Invite Onlygames. NIS America will release Disgaea 4 for the PlayStation Vita in North America on August 12, Natural Doctrine for PS4, PS3, and PS Vita on September 16, htoL#NiQ: The Firefly Diary for PS Vita digitally this fall, followed by Criminal Girls for the PS Vita next year. NISA describes the story:
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Work on Your Dance Moves in Stylish Love Live! Character Heels

― Merchandise and clothing retailer 2PM Works revealed 10 different pairs of heels based on characters from the idol anime Love Live! and shoemaker Chake Choke. Each pair comes with a signed bromide card of its respective character. The shoes are inspired by costumes seen in the fourth single, "Mogyutto Love de Sekkinchū!" Each pair retails for 17,800 yen (about US$176). Honoka Kōsaka Eri Ayase Kotori Minami Umi Sonoda Rin Hoshizora Maki Nishikino
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Photo Feature: Japan Expo 2014

― With more than 200,000 attendees visiting from all around the world, Japan Expo, the biggest anime convention in Europe, took place from July 2-6 at the Parc des Exposition in Paris. For it's 15th Anniversary, Japan Expo invited numerous well-known and prestigious guests, including musicians Yoshiki and Kalafina, and character designer Daigo Ikeno. Other events included the European Cosplay Gathering finale, and the world premieres of Sword Art Online II and

Manga That Was Cancelled Due to Tokyo Ordinance Is Posted Online

Tokuma Shoten cancelled manga 2 days before debut due to "harmful designation" possibility ― Manga artist Arisa Yamamoto reported on Thursday that the first chapter of Yamamoto's Aikonomaa-chan manga — which had been cancelled from Comic Zenon's website days before it was set to premiere — is now available online on the Mangaonweb website. Yamamoto had revealed in May that the manga was set to premiere on "Zenyon," the website for Tokuma Shoten's Comic Zenon magazine, on June 29. However, Yamamoto then posted on July 1 that the editorial department decided to cancel the publication two days before it was set to debut.
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Rin Mikimoto's Kyō no Kira-kun Manga to End

Manga creator's Kin Kyori Renai gets live-action film adaptation this October ― The August issue of Kodansha's Bessatsu Friend magazine announced on Saturday that Rin Mikimoto's shōjo manga series Kyō no Kira-kun (Today's Kira-kun) will end in the following issue on August 11. The eighth compiled volume shipped in Japan on May 13. The story follows an eccentric girl named Nino who keeps a parrot on her shoulder and a carouser named Kira who passes his days with nonsense. Their houses are next to each other but they have never spoken, until one day Nino finds out Kira's secret and their fates intertwine.
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Tōhai's Shinasaka Ends Bakuto Gambling Manga

Author began manga in Young Champion magazine in 2011 ― This year's 15th issue of Shonengahosha's Young Champion magazine is publishing the final chapter of Kōji Shinasaka's Bakuto gambling manga on Monday. The message at the end of the chapter thanks readers for loving the series, and also asks readers to look forward to the author's next work. The manga revolves around Baku Ōmura, a hot-blooded young man who attends the private Yagisawa High School. He hates people who break the rules, and as he takes on many of his schoolmates and adults in various games of gambling, he sees through cheating with his wit and skill.
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Montreal's Fantasia Hosts Western Premiere of Rurouni Kenshin - Kyoto Inferno Film

Also: Appleseed Alpha, Hal, Thermae Romae II, Crows Explode, Sweet Poolside, more ― Montreal's Fantasia International Film Festival has announced that it will host the Western premiere of Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno film on August 3. The film opens on August 1 in Japan, followed by Rurouni Kenshin: Densetsu no Saigo-hen (Rurouni Kenshin: The Legend Ends) on September 13. The festival describes the story: Quick, cunning, and unstoppable with a sword in his hand, Himura Kenshin was once a fearsome warrior-assassin. The day came when he could no longer face the consequences of his actions, and so he turned his back on these violent ways. The violence, however, didn't turn away from him… following the criminal conspiracy and furious conflicts in Tokyo, Kenshin is sure that he can now live the quiet, peaceful life he desires in the company of Kaoru and his other friends. But the tranquility is interrupted by a call of duty that cannot be ignored. Makoto Shishio, a high-ranking assassin like Kenshin, was seen as a liability by the new Meiji government. Their efforts to eliminate him left him horribly burned — but alive, and hungry for vengeance. He has gathered a host of killers in Kyoto, and now the reluctant killer Kenshin must draw his sword once again, for the sake not just of his loved ones but of the entire nation.
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Chi's Sweet Home Manga Goes on Hiatus Till Spring 2015

Kanata Konami takes break to collect story ideas for manga about cat's everyday life ― This year's 33rd issue of Kodansha's Morning magazine is announcing on Thursday that Kanata Konami's Chi's Sweet Home manga will go on hiatus until spring 2015 due to the author collecting story ideas. Chi's Sweet Home centers around a kitten who gets lost after walking out into the real world for the first time. A boy named Yōhei Yamada discovers her, but the Yamada family's apartment building prohibits pets. After failing to find a new home, the Yamadas decide to defy the rules and raise Chi themselves. Most of Chi's coming-of-age stories revolve around the Yamadas or the cats, dogs, and the occasional rabbit that live in the neighborhood.
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Pia Carrot to Return as Otome Game for Female Players

Video features Pri Pia ~Prince Pia Carrot~ cast performing October game's theme song ― Dramatic Create will release the Pri Pia ~Prince Pia Carrot~ otome game (romance game for female players) for the PlayStation Portable in Japan on October 23. This game will be the Pia Carrot game franchise's first title that focuses on male characters. Dramatic Create began streaming a promotional video on Thursday that features the main cast's opening theme song "Blue Sky." The regular version will retail for 6,500 yen (about US$64), while the downloadable version will cost 5,500 yen (US$54). The first people to reserve copies will receive the "Tadaima Kenshū Chū" (Now in Training) drama CD starring the game's main cast.
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Sakanaction to Perform Live-Action Kin Kyori Renai Film's Theme Song

"Hasu no Hana" to feature in spinoff TV series that premieres next week ― Japanese rock band Sakanaction will perform the theme song "Hasu no Hana" (Lotus Flower) for the live-action film adaptation of Rin Mikimoto's shōjo manga Kin Kyori Renai. The song will also serve as the theme for the Kin Kyori Ren ~Season Zero~ spinoff live-action television series that will premiere on NTV on July 19. Kin Kyori Ren ~Season Zero~ will tell an all-new story about the manga's protagonist Haruka when he was in high school. Johnny's Jr. male idol group member Aran Abe will play Haruka before the character becomes a handsome
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Ghibli's When Marnie Was There Previewed 30 Seconds in Aired Footage

Arrietty director's film based on English children's classic to open next week ― Japan's NTV television network aired a special 30-second preview of Studio Ghibli's When Marnie Was There (Omoide no Marnie) film on Friday. Sara Takatsuki (GTO, Daily Lives of High School Boys, Haganai) and Kasumi Arimura (Amachan, Hagane no Onna, Clover), actresses who star as Anna and Marnie, introduce the clip. NTV also began airing a full trailer for the film last week. The channel is airing Studio Ghibli's Princess Mononoke, My Neighbor Totoro, and

Friday, July 11

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Artists Celebrate 20 Years of Sailor Moon With L.A. Art Exhibit

― If you find yourself in Los Angeles between August 16-23, make sure to head to the Nerdist Showroom at Meltdown Comics for "Meatball Head," a celebration of 20 years of Sailor Moon. The show will feature art pieces from dozens of artists and animators, many of whom are veterans in the entertainment industry. More info is in the flyer below:
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Crunchyroll Streams Magimoji Rurumo Anime by Yowapeda's Watanabe

"Magical slapstick comedy" begins streaming on Friday at 9 ET ― Media streaming service Crunchyroll announced on Friday that it is streaming the television anime of the Magimoji Rurumo manga by Wataru Watanabe (Yowamushi Pedal). Streaming begins at 9:00 p.m. ET, and the streams are available in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Finland, Norway, Sweden, Iceland, Denmark, the Netherlands, and Latin America (Central and South America including the Caribbean Islands).
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Ar nosurge: Ode to an Unborn Star's U.S. Trailer Introduces Main Characters

Tecmo KOEI brings RPG to U.S. on September 23 Tecmo KOEI America streamed the trailer for the U.S. release of Ar nosurge: Ode to an Unborn Star on Friday. The trailer features clips from gameplay and cutscenes and introduces the main characters: Delta, Casty, Earthes and Ion. It features the theme song "Ar tonelico - Melody of Elemia." Techmo KOEI also released several new screenshots from the Japanese version of the game. Tecmo KOEI Europe describes the story: Ar nosurge is a Fantasy, Sci-fi, ‘7 Dimension’ RPG, that takes place in a world where music and song can create magic. It tells the compelling story of a civilization that lost their planet and has been roaming the edge of space for 2000 years in search of a new home.
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Crunchyroll to Stream Nobunaga Concerto TV Anime

Mamoru Miyano plays boy who time-travels & must become the warlord Nobunaga Crunchyroll announced on Friday that it will stream the television anime of Ayumi Ishii's historical manga Nobunaga Concerto. The series will stream on Wednesdays at 1:00 a.m. EDT, starting on July 16 for premium members and one week later for free members. The stream will be available worldwide except for Asia. Crunchyroll describes the story: Due to some unlikely events, Saburo is flung back in time to the Sengoku Era. In the past, he meets a young, but sickly Oda Nobunaga, one of Japan's greatest war lords. Unable to shake Saburo's uncanny resemblance to himself, Nobunaga asks Saburo to take his place as war lord. Equip with knowledge from the modern era, will Saburo be able to unite Japan?
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AniCool Crowdfunding Platform Launches with 'Serendipity' Project

― Stone Free, Inc. and CEO Akira Ishiguro launched their AniCool crowdfunding platform with its first anime project. The website is currently accepting backers to raise 1,000,000 yen (about US$9,867) to fund "Serendipity," a 30-40 minute anime. Takuto Nakano is directing the project at Studio Azure. "Serendipity" follows Shu Aihara, a college senior who fails at finding a job and turns to suicide. When Haru, emissary from the underworld, comes to take Shu's soul to the beyond, he finds that his body isn't dead yet. Instead of patiently waiting for Shu to die, Haru decides to convince his soul to live instead by showing him what the world would like once he is gone.
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New York Times Manga Best Seller List, June 29-July 5

Naruto, Attack on Titan: No Regrets, Nisekoi, 2 Attack on Titan volumes, Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal, Pokémon Adventures, Sword Art Online: Fairy Dance, Sword Art Online: Aincrad, Fairy Tail The New York Times newspaper listed the manga bestsellers in the United States for the week ending on June 5. Rank Prev. Rank Title Author Publisher Weeks on List Cover 1 -Naruto #66 Masashi Kishimoto Viz Media 1 21Attack on Titan: No Regrets #1 Story: Gan Sunaaku / Original creator: Hajime Isayama / Art: Hikaru Suruga Kodansha Comics 2 3- Nisekoi: False Love #4 Naoshi Komi Viz Media 1 42Attack on Titan #1 Hajime Isayama Kodansha Comics 56 5-Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal
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Live-Action Patlabor's Part 4 Trailer Streamed

Episode will have a cameo by Ghibli co-founder Toshio Suzuki ― MaiDiGi TV began streaming a trailer for the fourth part of Mamoru Oshii's live-action The Next Generation Patlabor series on Thursday. The fourth part will premiere in theaters in Japan on August 30 and will include episode 6 "Daikaijū Arawaru Kōhen" (A Giant Monster Appears Part II) and episode 7 "Time Dokan. Episode six is the second half of a story about a mysterious giant sea creature. The story starts when a surfer suddenly disappears at sea. At the same time, a large sea monster appears. At the beach, marine biologist Nobuko Nanami is researching the incident, but the Section 2 Division 2 team just happened to be vacationing at the same seaside. They are caught in the investigation when the visiting tourists are excited to see a large robot like Labor fight a sea monster. Ghibli co-founder and former producer
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Shonen Jump Heroes Face Off in New Chess Set

― Bandai will release its "Strong 9" chess set featuring characters from popular Shonen Jump series. Characters from Dragon Ball Z Kai, One Piece, and Toriko will face off in a battle of wits to celebrate the premiere of the newest season of Dragon Ball Z Kai, the One Piece anime series' 15th anniversary, and Toriko starting its "Gourmet World" manga story line. The set includes six detailed pieces. Monkey D. Luffy and Yun adorn the King piece, Son Goku and the Thousand Sunny are the Queen piece,
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Mobile Suit Gundam Side Stories

For the duration of the time I played this game, I was thinking about other, better Gundam things I'd have rather been enjoying.
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Rumiko Takahashi, Naoki Urasawa, and Others Help Celebrate Godzilla's 60th Birthday

― 21 names in the manga business, including Naoki Urasawa (Monster) and Rumiko Takahashi (Ranma ½) came together to celebrate Godzilla's 60th birthday with a special Big Comic Original tribute. The magazine itself is turning 40 this year, so this special edition marks the cumulative 100th anniversary of both properties. The authors contributing include: Kazuichi Hanawa Nobuyuki Hori + Yukio Miyama Yasushi Hoshino Mochiru Hoshisato Shinpei Itou Ippatsu
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Japan Expo to Host Fate/Zero, Madoka Magica Writer Gen Urobuchi

Psycho-Pass & Gargantia writer to appear in San Mateo, August 22-24 ― Japan Expo announced on Friday that it will host novel and screenplay writer Gen Urobuchi (Fate/Zero, Puella Magi Madoka Magica) at this year's convention. Urobuchi served as the head writer for the Puella Magi Madoka Magica television anime series, wrote the novel adaptation of Rei Hiroe's Black Lagoon action manga, developed the plots for the Phantom -Phantom of Inferno- game and the Phantom - The Animation spinoff, and supervised the scripts for the
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Answerman - Recovery

Convention burnout! Up-and-coming anime directors! Spanish dubs! Typos on DVD boxes! All this and (very little) more, in this week's Answerman!
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Crunchyroll Streams Invaders of the Rokujyoma!? Anime

Series about a guy with supernatural female roommates premieres today Crunchyroll announced on Friday that it will stream the television anime of Takehaya's Invaders of the Rokujyōma!? (Rokujyōma no Shinryakusha!?) light novel series. The series will stream on Fridays at 1:30 p.m. EDT starting on July 11 for premium members and one week later for free members. The stream will be available in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Netherlands, Scandinavia, Latin America, Turkey, Europe excluding German speaking countries and cities, North Africa, and the Middle East.
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Readers Rank the Best Anime Series To Watch On Your Day Off

Don't want to change out of your pajamas? Not to worry! goo Ranking provides the list for the top anime to watch on your day off. ― When the stress of work has gotten to be too much, we all like to take some time off and just enjoy ourselves for a while. But the question remains, what to do? The weather is great outside, but going out sounds so tiring right now. You could read a book, but right now that feels too close to studying. That's when the idea hits you – the idea to watch anime. But what should you watch? Well never fear, because goo Ranking has taken a survey asking fans what they think is the best anime to watch on their day off.
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Sentai Filmworks Licenses Bladedance of the Elementalers Anime

Series stream will premiere on Monday Sentai Filmworks announced on Friday that it has acquired the streaming and home video rights for Blade Dance of the Elementalers (Seirei Tsukai no Blade Dance), the television anime adaptation of Yū Shimizu's light novel series of the same name. Crunchyroll will stream the series as it airs. In Yū Shimizu's original "elemental fantasy" Seirei Tsukai no Blade Dance novels, only a pure girl may enter into a spirit contract. At Areishia Spirit Academy, the daughters of nobility are assembled to take elite classes and become spirit elementalists. A boy named Kamito happened to be peeping on a student named Claire while she was taking a bath, and he accidentally makes a contract with a spirit instead of Claire. Now, Kamito has become something once thought impossible in this world — a male spirit elementalist.
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Crunchyroll Adds Bladedance of Elementalers Anime

Fantasy about a boy who accidentally becomes 1st known male to make contract with a spirit premieres Monday Crunchyroll announced on Friday that it will stream Bladedance of Elementalers (Seirei Tsukai no Blade Dance), the television anime adaptation of Yū Shimizu's light novel series of the same name. The series will stream on Mondays at 12:30 p.m. EDT starting on July 14 for premium members and one week later for free members. The stream will be available in the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Turkey, Latin America, Europe (except Albania, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Vatican City, Moldova, Macedonia, Monaco, Montenegro, San Marino, Russia, San Marino, Serbia, and Ukraine), the Middle East, and North Africa.
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Final Fantasy Explorers Trailer Announces Winter Release in Japan

Multi-player action RPG to debut on Nintendo 3DS Nintendo announced during its Nintendo Direct stream on Friday that Final Fantasy Explorers will debut for the Nintendo 3DS system in Japan this winter. The trailer highlights gameplay, summons (Ramuh, Shiva and Ifrit) and a multiplayer boss battle with Ifrit. The game's "job system" is influenced by Final Fantasy V. Up to four players can form a party with white mages, black mages, monks, knights, archers, ninjas and paladins. The players' jobs will be familiar ones from the main Final Fantasy series.
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Funimation Licenses Tokyo ESP Anime

Cruncyroll to also simulcast series outside of N. America FUNimation Entertainment announced on Friday that it has acquired the streaming and home video rights for the anime of Hajime Segawa's Tokyo ESP manga. The episodes will stream on Fridays at 2:05 p.m. EDT starting on July 11. In addition, Crunchyroll announced on Thursday that it will stream the series on Fridays at 2:15 p.m. EDT in Bahrain, Cyprus, Iran, Islamic Republic of, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syrian, Arab Republic, United Arab Emirates, Yemen, Albania, Andorra, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia, Malta, Republic of Moldova, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Greece, Holy See (Vatican City State), Hungary, Lithuania, Latvia, Monaco, Montenegro, Poland, Portugal, San Marino, Slovakia, Serbia, Romania, Spain, Turkey, Ukraine, Algeria, Comoros, Djibouti, Egypt, Libyan Arab Jamahiriya, Mauritania, Morocco, Somalia, Sudan, Tunisia, and Western Sahara.
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New Free! Character's 'Spirit Animal' is a Whale Shark

― The members of the Iwatobi Swim Club have gotten tons of merchandise, whether its glasses, stamps, tote bags, or jewelry, featuring each character with a corresponding animal. Haruka has his dolphin, Makoto is an Orca, Rin is a shark, Nagisa is a penguin, and Rei is a butterfly. The Kyoto Animation Shop revealed that the series' newest character, Sosuke Yamazaki, is a whale shark in its latest charm collection. If you aren't familiar with the whale shark, it's a "gentle giant," and the largest surviving fish species. Unlike Rin's toothier animal, the whale shark is "filter-feeding," like a large whale. They're covered in spots, 4.9 ft wide and 31.8 ft long, with over 300 rows of tiny teeth.
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1st Pokémon XY Movie's New TV Spots Introduce Guest Voice Cast

July 19 film stars Sugar Sugar Rune's Marika Matsumoto as Diancie, pro soccer player Atsuto Uchida, idol Shoko Nakagawa The Pokemon Company began streaming three new TV spots for the upcoming Pocket Monster XY: Hakai no Mayu to Diancie (Pokémon the Movie: Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction) film on Friday. All three feature the film's ending theme song, "Yoake no Ryūseigun" (Daybreak Meteor Cluster) by girl band SCANDAL. Diancie: I... Can't do anything! Majima: Princess! Satoshi: Diancie!! Narrator: The first Pokémon the Movie XY. Diancie: I won't give up!!
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Nanana's Buried Treasure Series Replaces Illustrator Akaringo

Non also takes over spin-off novel series for illustrator, who is suffering from poor health Enterbrain posted a notice on its website on Friday, announcing that illustrator Akaringo will step down from the duties of providing art for Kazuma Ōtorino's Ryūgajō Nanana no Maizōkin (Nanana's Buried Treasure) light novel series, as well as its spin-off Ikkyū Tensai no Kimete Fuhon'i Meisuiri (The Many Reluctant Inferences That Tensai Ikkyū Makes) due to the illustrator's poor health. In Akaringo's place, Non will take over the duties of illustrator for both series.
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Attack on Titan Novel Illustrated by Last Exile's Range Murata

Ryō Kawakami pens Kakuzetsu Toshi no Jōō based on Hajime Isayama's manga ― This year's 33rd issue of Kodansha's Weekly Shōnen Magazine is confirming on Wednesday that a new Attack on Titan novel will debut on August 1. The first volume of Ryō Kawakami's two-volume Kakuzetsu Toshi no Jōō (The Queen of the Isolated City) novel will ship on that date with illustrations by Range Murata (Last Exile, Blue Submarine No. 6, Shangri-La). The tagline for the novel is, "Can people really be this cruel…" Kodansha describes the story:
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Toshiki Masuda, Maaya Uchida Join Yamada-kun to 7-nin no Majo Anime Cast

Ryota Ohsaka, Saori Hayami star in 1st romantic comedy anime DVD on December 17 ― This year's 33rd issue of Kodansha's Weekly Shōnen Magazine is announcing on Wednesday that Toshiki Masuda and Maaya Uchida are joining the cast of the Yamada-kun to 7-nin no Majo manga's original anime DVD project. Masuda will play the class vice-president and supernatural phenomenon research club vice-president Toranosuke Miyamura (pictured top left), while Uchida will play the club member Miyabi Itō (bottom left). The first original anime DVD will ship on December 17.
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Disney's Frozen Gets Its Own Limited-Edition PlayStation 4

Elsa & Anna etched onto hard drive bay cover for 42,980 yen ― After topping the Japanese box office for 16 weekends in a row, Disney's Frozen can add one more feat — its very own PlayStation 4. The PlayStation 4 Frozen Limited Edition takes the standard Jet Black console with a 500GB hard drive and adds a Frozen laser-etched hard drive bay cover with the sisters Elsa and Anna. Sony's online store will offer this exclusive edition on July 16 for 42,980 yen (about US$425). [Via Hachima Kikō]
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Vancouver's Anime Revolution to Host Attack on Titan Voice Actress Marina Inoue

Anime convention will run August 22-24 ― Anime Revolution announced on Wednesday that it would host voice actress Marina Inoue at its August 22-24 convention in Vancouver, British Columbia. This is Inoue's first appearance at a convention outside of Japan. Inoue recently starred in the Attack on Titan anime series as Armin Arlelt. She's also starred in Haganai, Date-A-Live, No-Rin, Freezing Vibration, Infinite Stratos 2, Hayate the Combat Butler, Horizon in the Middle of Nowhere II and many more anime.
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Live-Action Rurouni Kenshin Sequels Previewed in 5-Minute Highlight Reel

Takeru Satoh reprises title role in films opening August 1 & September 13 ― The animeanime.jp website began streaming over five minutes of video from this summer's Rurouni Kenshin live-action films on Friday. The "highlight reel special" aims to acquaint filmgoers with the first film in five minutes. The video notes that a March 21, 2013 Internet Research poll found that 87% of potential viewers were looking forward to these sequels. It also notes that the two films have a combined budget of 3 billion yen (about US$30 million). The video features the theme song "Mighty Long Fall" by the band
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