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Shelf Life - Killer Instinct

This week, a celebrated classic from someone's who's never seen it before, and an alien dud.
- Muv-Luv Alternative: Total Eclipse v2
- Ninja Scroll
― Jump to this week's reviews: Ninja ScrollMuv-Luv Alternative: Total Eclipse collection 2 On Shelves This Week Ceres, Celestial Legend Complete TV Series DVD Eastern Star - 580 min - Hyb - MSRP $44.95Currently cheapest at: $27.44 Rakuten Synopsis: Frate...
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Lucifer and the Biscuit Hammer GN 3-4

Lucifer and the Biscuit Hammer finds its footing in a pair of volumes full of new characters and new adventures. ― I couldn't really figure out Biscuit Hammer within its first couple volumes. The plot was fairly simple - the Mage is planning to destroy the earth with the titular hammer, and the Princess and her twelve Beast Knights are meant to stand against him. To this you add the cynical personali...
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The List - 7 Deadly Games of Survival

An evil organization, a crowd of unwilling contestants, a bloody battle to see who will survive; it's a familiar setup, but these stories find new ways to keep it fresh. ― When Resident Evil was released for PlayStation in 1996, many video game fans caught their first taste of survival horror. The game, and the many that would follow, places players in deadly situations where they have to be fast on...
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Black Lagoon GN 10

Warning: Black Lagoon may contain violence, law breaking, running with scissors, adult situations, parallel narratives, government spies, and just about everything else you've been warned against. And it's totally worth it. ― It's been a long wait for the crew of the Black Lagoon last sailed into our bookstores, but it looks like it was worth the wait. Volume ten of the violent (yet human) action ser...
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Answerman - Categorization Is Death

This week, Justin takes on the old shojo/shonen categories, whether Section23 should still keep doing their own dubs, whether the Japanese will ever get on Spotify, and why anime based on American stuff so rarely shows up here. ― It's Memorial Day Weekend, the unofficial start of summer! I hope you all have something fun planned. I try not to go anywhere this weekend, because everyone inevitably tri...
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Nisekoi: False Love Sub.Blu-Ray 3

Another love interest gets added to the Nisekoi pile, but is it enough to inject some life into this standard harem comedy? ― Anime romantic comedies commonly depend heavily on regular infusions of new characters to sustain and periodically revitalize themselves, and so far the first Nisekoi series has been pretty good about pacing itself on this. In its second quarter the addition of Seishiro shook ...
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Tuesday, May 26

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Ninomiya, Katagiri End Are You Alice? Manga in June

Manga about young man who stumbles into Wonderland launched in 2009 ― The July issue of Ichijinsha's Monthly Comic Zero-Sum magazine is announcig on Thursday that Ai Ninomiya and Ikumi Katagiri are ending their Are You Alice? manga in the magazine's next issue, which Ichijinsha will publish on June 27. The last chapter will have a color opening page. Yen Press publishes the manga in North America, an...
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Toei Files 'Kamen Rider Ghost' Trademark

Toei filed a trademark for "Kamen Rider Ghost" in Japan on April 28, and the filing was made public on Tuesday. The first television series that launched the live-action special effects franchise Kamen Rider premiered in 1971, and the current series, Kamen Rider Drive, premiered last October. [Via The Tokusatsu Network]
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Heaven's Memo Pad's Sugii, Tiv End Komori Quintet! Manga on Wednesday

Manga about girls who form a high school band launched in 2013 ― The July issue of ASCII Media Works' Monthly Comic Dengeki Daioh magazine is announcing on Wednesday that Hikaru Sugii and Tiv are ending their Komori Quintet! manga in the same magazine issue. The manga's story begins when Chika enters high school and seeks to join the folk music club, only to find that it has been dissolved. At a loss...
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Sengoku Koihime ~Otome Kenran Sengoku Emaki~ Versus! Manga Ends on Wednesday

Manga about reimagined female Japanese sengoku warlords originally launched last June ― The July issue of ASCII Media Works' Monthly Comic Dengeki Daioh magazine is announcing on Wednesday that Kashi is ending his Sengoku Koihime ~Otome Kenran Sengoku Emaki~ Versus! manga in the same magazine issue. The manga is based on BaseSon's 2013 Sengoku Koihime ~Otome Kenran Sengoku Emaki~ "historical adventur...
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CAPCOM Confirms Resident Evil Zero HD Remaster for 2016

Slated for PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PC ― CAPCOM confirmed on Tuesday that it will release an HD-remastered update of its Resident Evil Zero (Biohazard Zero in Japan) survival horror game. The game is slated for an early 2016 release for the PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, and PC. CAPCOM originally released the game on the Nintendo Gamecube platform in 2002. The game's story is...
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Japan's Animation DVD Ranking, May 18-24

Cute High Earth Defense Club LOVE! sells 3,703, followed by Ace of Diamond, Yowapeda Grande Road, live-action As the Gods Will, Kuroko's Basketball ― The regular edition of Takashi Miike's live-action film of the As the Gods Will manga sold 1,412 copies to debut at #19 on the overall DVD chart. The special edition sold 850 copies at #29. The live-action film of Toriko Chiya's Clover manga sold 668 mo...
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Japan's Animation Blu-ray Disc Ranking, May 18-24

Yuki Yuna is a Hero sells 7,626, followed by Q Transformers, Yowapeda Grande Road, Cute High Earth Defense Club LOVE!, Trinity Seven ― The special edition of Takashi Miike's live-action film of the As the Gods Will manga sold 880 copies to debut at #25 on the overall Blu-ray Disc chart. Rank Last Week Title Weekly Copies Total Copies Release Date Maker Artist/Category Highest Rank Weeks on Chart 1 1 ...

Live-Action Ore Monogatari!!/My Love Story!! Film's Cast, Staff, Date Unveiled

Ryohei Suzuki, Mei Nagano, Kentarō Sakaguchi photographed in costume ― The official website of the upcoming live-action film of Kazune Kawahara and Aruko's My Love Story!! (Ore Monogatari!!) shōjo romantic comedy manga unveiled the film's main cast, staff, and October 31 premiere date on Tuesday. The film casts: Ryohei Suzuki (Gatchaman) as Takeo Gōda (center in photograph above) Mei Nagano (Rurouni ...
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New Yowapeda/Yowamushi Pedal Film Casts Mamoru Miyano

Miyano voicing Kumamoto Daiichi High School's ace in franchise's 1st original feature ― This year's 26th issue of Akita Shoten's Weekly Shōnen Champion magazine is unveiling a new character for the Gekijōban Yowamushi Pedal (Yowamushi Pedal: The Movie) film on Thursday. The character's name is Shin Yoshimoto, and he is described as the ace of Kumamoto Daiichi High School. Mamoru Miyano (Free! - Iwato...
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Final Naruto Epilogue Novel's Date, Akatsuki Story Unveiled

Sasuke meets boy whose family was killed by Akatsuki in July 3 novel ― The Japanese branch of online retailer Amazon is listing Akatsuki Hiden, the sixth and final of the Naruto epilogue novels, for release on July 3. Shin Towada (Tokyo Ghoul novels) is writing the novel, and a teaser image for the novel (seen right) was also unveiled. The retailer also lists the synopsis for the novel: A boy Sasuke ...

Monday, May 25

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Vegeta Versus Vegetables in New Cup Noodle Commercial

From the iconic anime franchise Dragon Ball Z, Prince Vegeta of Planet Vegeta can now be seen destroying an onslaught of giant vegetables to fix himself a quick meal in a new advertisement for Cup Noodle. The commercial show off a new flavor, Cup Noodle Vegeta. It is made with crispy cabbage and a variety of vegetables prepared within a pot-au-feu and bacon broth to bring out the flavor in the veg...
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AntiMagic Academy "The 35th Test Platoon" Anime's Main Staff Unveiled

Tomoyuki Kawamura helms anime adaptation of action fantasy light novel series ― The July issue of Kadokawa's Comic Alive magazine is unveiling the main staff for the upcoming anime of Tōki Yanagimi's AntiMagic Academy "The 35th Test Platoon" (Tai-Madō Gakuen 35 Shiken Shōtai) light novel series on Wednesday. The anime's main staff includes: Director: Tomoyuki Kawamura (Kamigami no Asobi) Series Compo...
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Animelo Summer Live Concert's New Theme Song Features Over 15 Singers

Animelo Summer Live, Japan's largest live concert event devoted to anime songs, released this year's event theme song with a star-studded music video. The song "Hajimare, THE GATE!!" is sung by i☆Ris, angela, Yuka Iguchi, Asami Imai, Aya Uchida, Maaya Uchida, Kensho Ono, GRANRODEO, Maon Kurosaki, Natsumi Kon, ZAQ, Konomi Suzuki, TRUSTRICK, Pile, Luna Haruna, Milky Holmes, Yuikaori (Kaori Ishihara ...
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Blood Blockade Battlefront ‒ Episode 8

Zapp's master has arrived to teach him a lesson in hard knocks, and we take a listen to Funimation's new broadcast dub!
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Food Wars: Shokugeki no Soma 3DS Game's Teaser Streamed

FuRyu develops battle adventure game slated for this winter ― The official website of FuRyu's upcoming Shokugeki no Soma: Yūjō to Kizuna no Hitosara (Shokugeki no Soma: The Dish of Friendship and Bonds) Nintendo 3DS game began streaming the game's teaser commercial on Sunday. Text: The well-known anime Food Wars: Shokugeki no Soma... Text: ...will open a feast on the Nintendo 3DS soon! Text: All youn...
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Suehiro Maruo, Hiroaki Samura to Participate in Exhibit on Japanese Eroticism

Suehiro Maruo (Mr. Arashi's Amazing Freak Show, The Laughing Vampire) and Hiroaki Samura (Blade of the Immortal, Ohikkoshi) will participate in "Gensō Tanbi — Gendai Art ni Okeru Japanese Eroticism" ("The Aesthetics of Illusion — Japanese Eroticism in Modern Art"), an art exhibit at the Bunkamura Gallery in Shibuya, Tokyo from June 17 to 28. Both artists are renowned for their ero-guro s...
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Live-Action Corpse Party Film's Trailer, Poster Unveiled

AKB48's Rina Ikoma stars in August 1 film about students trapped in school ― The trailer and poster for the first live-action film of the Corpse Party horror game franchise debuted on Tuesday. Both the original Corpse Party horror game from Team GrisGris and the movie follow a group of high school students trapped in their high school after their last culture festival. The site of their school was on...
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Himōto! Umaru-chan TV Anime Casts Kenji Nojima

Nojima cast in July anime about the secret lazy home life of a perfect little sister ― This year's 26th issue of Shueisha's Weekly Young Jump magazine will confirm on Thursday that the television anime adaptation of Sankaku Head's Himōto! Umaru-chan manga has cast Kenji Nojima (Psycho-Pass' Ginoza, Time of Eve's Masaki) as Taihei Doma, the brother of Umaru Doma. The information previously revealed in...
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Digimon GEM Figure Line Adds Sora, Piyomon, Joe Kido, Gomamon

On the heels of last week's announcement of the Digikore! DATA 1 mini-figures, the GEM line of high-quality figures revealed plans to add Sora Takenouchi with Piyomon and Joe Kido with Gomamon. The figure series already includes Mimi Tachikawa with Palmon and Kōshirō "Izzy" Izumi with Tentomon. The Sora figure comes with replacement parts so buyers can change her facial expression from smiling to...
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24th Animator Expo Short Is 'Rapid Rouge'

Daisuke Onizuka, Mahiro Maeda's short to debut Friday ― Japan Animator Expo, the project of weekly anime shorts from Hideaki Anno's Studio Khara and the media company Dwango, revealed on Monday that the 24th short will be "Rapid Rouge" ("Shinsoku no Rouge"). Animator Expo describes the story: An era where wars over oil have given way to wars over water. The sub-countries of Yatsushima, a land blessed...
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Sumire Uesaka Performs Ending Theme for Shimoneta to Iu Gainen ga Sonzai Shinai Taikutsu na Sekai Anime

"A Boring World Where the Concept of Dirty Jokes Doesn't Exist" anime debuts in July ― Singer and voice actress Sumire Uesaka's website announced on Sunday that her upcoming sixth single "Inner Urge" will be the ending theme for the anime Shimoneta to Iu Gainen ga Sonzai Shinai Taikutsu na Sekai (A Boring World Where the Concept of Dirty Jokes Doesn't Exist) . Uesaka is also playing Oboro Tsukimigusa...
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Crowdfunding Underway for Light-Up Hikaru Skirt

9% of target reached ― A crowdfunding project is underway for the "wearable special effects" skirt project, "Hikaru Skirt" (Shining Skirt) on Makuake. The skirt comes with an LED light that turns the "zettai ryōiki" (i.e. the "absolute territory" between where a girl's skirt ends and her stockings begin) into "komorebi ryōiki,"or "territory where sunshine filters through the trees." Hikaru Skirt's cr...

New Dengeki Bunko Fighting Climax Game Coming This Summer

Arcade fighter adds The Devil is a Part-Timer!'s Emilia ― Dengeki Online announced on Monday that a second Dengeki Bunko Fighting Climax game, temporarily titled Dengeki Bunko Fighting Climax New Work, is in development and is slated to launch this summer in Japanese arcades. The new game will add The Devil is a Part-Timer!'s Emi Yūsa (The Hero Emilia) as a playable character. Sadao Maō (Satan), from...
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Shelf Life - Killer Instinct

This week, a celebrated classic from someone's who's never seen it before, and an alien dud.
- Muv-Luv Alternative: Total Eclipse v2
- Ninja Scroll
― Jump to this week's reviews: Ninja ScrollMuv-Luv Alternative: Total Eclipse collection 2 On Shelves This Week Ceres, Celestial Legend Complete TV Series DVD Eastern Star - 580 min - Hyb - MSRP $44.95Currently cheapest at: $27.44 Rakuten Synopsis: Frate...

Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku o! Alternate World Comedy Light Novels Get TV Anime

Natsume Akatsuki's story of shut-in transported to another world with a goddess ― Kadokawa's Sneaker Bunko imprint announced that a television anime adaptation of Natsume Akatsuki's Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku o! (Give Blessings to This Wonderful World!) light novel series has been green-lit. Takaomi Kanasaki (Tokyo Ravens, Is This a Zombie?) is directing at Studio Deen. Makoto Uezu (Is This a...
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Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches ‒ Episode 7

"The characters need to stop a disaster before it happens, and the show needs to take a new storyline from beginning to end in just one episode."
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Heroic Legend of Arslan ‒ Episode 8

"This episode resolved a lot of plotlines, but created even more mysteries."

Himegoto 4-Panel Cross-Dressing Manga to End in June

Norio Tsukudani's manga inspired 2014 TV anime series ― The July issue of Ichijinsha's Comic Rex magazine is revealing on Wednesday that Norio Tsukudani's Himegoto four-panel manga will end in the August issue on June 27. The story follows Hime Arikawa, a boy who is being chased down by scary people. However, he is rescued from danger by the girls in his school's student council. The student council ...

Ushio & Tora TV Anime's July 3 Premiere, Opening Theme Song Announced

Kinniku Shōjo Tai to perform opening theme of TV anime adaptation of supernatural battle manga ― This year's 26th issue of Shogakukan's Weekly Shonen Sunday magazine will announce on Wednesday that the television anime adaptation of Kazuhiro Fujita's supernatural battle manga Ushio & Tora (Ushio to Tora) will premiere on July 3 at 10:30 p.m. on the Tokyo MX channel. The announcement also notes that t...
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Stella Glow Game's 2 Videos Preview Risette, PoPo Characters

Yoshino Nanjou, Maaya Uchida voice characters in RPG shipping in Japan on June 4 ― Sega began streaming two "Song Magic Concert Movie" videos on Monday for its and Imageepoch's Stella Glow simulation role-playing game for the Nintendo 3DS. The videos feature the character PoPo's (played by Maaya Uchida) song "Sabitsuita Kagi" (The Keys That Rusted Together), and Risette's (played by Yoshino Nanjou) s...
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Kenjiro Tsuda Joins Ghost in the Shell Arise's Cast for 2 New Episodes

New episodes airing in June tie series to new Ghost in the Shell movie ― The official website of the Ghost in the Shell: Arise project revealed on Monday that Kenjiro Tsuda (Tiger & Bunny, The Prince of Tennis) will voice the character Pyromania in Ghost in the Shell: Arise Alternative Architecture. The character will appear on the two-part episode titled "Pyrophoric Cult" airing on June 7 and June 1...
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Nobuhiko Okamoto, KENN, More Join High School Star Musical Anime

Yoshitsugu Matsuoka, Kazuyuki Okitsu, Yūma Uchida also join cast for fall series ― The official Twitter account for this fall's new musical television anime, High School Star Musical, revealed additional cast members on Sunday for the show's "Team Hiiragi." The new cast is as follows: Nobuhiko Okamoto as Rui Tatsumi Yūma Uchida as Eigo Sawatari Kazuyuki Okitsu as Seishirō Inumine KENN as Izumi Torais...
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Miyuki Sawashiro Stars in Wakako-zake TV Anime

Series of 3-minute shorts based on woman who goes to bars alone premieres in July ― The official website for the television anime adaptation of Chie Shinkyū's Wakako-zake manga revealed on Sunday that Miyuki Sawashiro (Hunter × Hunter's Kurapika, Psycho-Pass' Shion, Strike Witches' Perrine-H. Clostermann) will play the lead role of Wakako. The website also revealed that the series of three-minute sho...

Sunday, May 24

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Ultimate Retro Game Console Compatible with 11 Different Cartridges

Also: improved graphics, more convenient saving ― Retro gamers who are tired of hardware failures and the clutter of multiple, often clunky consoles now have something to look forward to. Cyber Gadget, a Japanese game accessory manufacturer, is developing a console, Retro Freak, that is compatible with the cartridges of 11 older consoles. These are: Family Computer (a Japanese Nintendo system equival...
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Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works ‒ Episode 20

"This one is going to be a doozy."
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Attack on Titan and Subaru Together Again for Test Drive Campaign

The upcoming live-action adaptation of Attack on Titan is seeing further publicity in Japan through another collaboration with automobile manufacturer Subaru. New Subaru models are being offered for test driving on the weekends of May 23 and May 30 as part of the "Gigantic Campaign". Anyone who participates in the test drive has the opportunity to win various prizes. For example, two versions of a...
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Show By Rock!! ‒ Episode 8

"This week's installment does viewers a disservice by rushing the plot point set up at the end of the previous episode."
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Mimi Meme MIMI Releases MV for Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches Anime Ending Theme

J-pop artist Mimi Meme MIMI has just released a brand new music video for her upcoming single, "Candy Magic". The song serves as the current ending theme for the anime Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches, which began airing in April. The video features the single in its entirety, along with romanji lyrics coupled with an English translation. Mimi Meme MIMI sings of the transience of time and singular...

Live-Action Death Note Show's Cast Unveiled in Costume

Masataka Kubota, Kento Yamazaki, Mio Yūki star in July live-action TV series ― The cast for this year's live-action Death Note television series debuted in costume on Monday. The cast, which differs from the previous live-action adaptations, includes (from left to right in photograph above): Kento Yamazaki (Kyo, Koi wo Hajimemasu's Nishiki, Another's Koichi) as L Masataka Kubota (live-action Rurouni ...
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Love Live! Collaborates with Japanese Domain Registry

Wallpapers, clear files, scrolls and more available as prizes ― The Japanese Internet domain registration site onamae.com (お名前.com) is launching a collaboration with Love Live! The School Idol Movie. Visitors who use the site to register for Internet domains or servers will receive several exclusive prizes. Those who register domains will receive a clear file featuring one of the Love Live! girls. Th...
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High School DxD BorN ‒ Episode 32

"This episode features a full-blown, out-of-left-field stunner, one which completely leaves me wondering how in the heck the series is going to explain it."
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Upcoming Manga Cafe in Shibuya Boasts Enormous Collection

Shibuya residents can look forward to a new hangout joint in the form of the upcoming manga cafe, Trigger (no relation to Studio Trigger). Within a calm atmosphere, the new cafe will house more than 4,000 manga for patrons to choose from and read leisurely. Customers can choose from several titles, including recent works and even older and rarer works one normally wouldn't find in a store. The ca...
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Uta no Prince-sama - Maji Love Revolutions ‒ Episode 8

"It feels a bit as if the writer of the first episode of this season has made a return for this eighth one."
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Kuroko's Basketball ‒ Episode 20

"This episode of Kuroko's Basketball is very much about establishing a mood of uncertainty that revitalizes old characters."
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Gunslinger Stratos: The Animation ‒ Episode 8

Uh oh, we're heading toward the tail end of Gunslinger Stratos: The Animation, and the plot is unraveling faster than we'll ever have time to resolve.
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Haikyu!! Gets Egged with Gudetama

The popular Shonen Jump volleyball manga Haikyu!! is crossing over with Sanrio's laziest little mascot. 【ぐでたま×ハイキュー!!コラボ】今週発売の週刊少年ジャンプで衝撃のコラボが発表!ジャンプに掲載された画像以外にも、影山バージョンなどのデザインもゲットしましたよ!どんなグッズが発売されるのか、お楽しみに! #hq_anime pic.twitter.com/dLaYiVLRKQ— TVアニメ「ハイキュー!!」 (@animehaikyu_com) May 21, 2015 According to the anime's official Twitter, Gudetama—the apathetic little egg yolk—is being featured alongsi...
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Voice Cast Revealed for Yamada-kun & the 7 Witches, Yankee-kun & Megane-chan Crossover Anime Short

Yuuki Ono, Yōko Hikasa, Takuma Terashima, Tomoaki Maeno, Mika Kikuchi star in 1st Yankee-kun & Megane-chan anime ― The official website for the Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches television anime series revealed the voice cast on Sunday for the Yankee-kun to Megane-chan (Yankee-kun and Megane-chan) crossover anime short. The crossover anime will star Yuuki Ono as Daichi Shinagawa, Yōko Hikasa as Hana A...
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Lucifer and the Biscuit Hammer GN 3-4

Lucifer and the Biscuit Hammer finds its footing in a pair of volumes full of new characters and new adventures. ― I couldn't really figure out Biscuit Hammer within its first couple volumes. The plot was fairly simple - the Mage is planning to destroy the earth with the titular hammer, and the Princess and her twelve Beast Knights are meant to stand against him. To this you add the cynical personali...
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Plastic Memories ‒ Episode 8

"This episode is preoccupied with the question "Can Giftia bodies regain their previous inhabitants' memories after they've been erased?""
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TrySail, ClariS Perform Classroom Crisis Anime's Themes

Duo ClariS perform 2nd anime theme song after relaunching with new member ― The official website for the original television anime Classroom Crisis revealed on Saturday that TrySail (pictured at right) will perform the opening theme song "Cobalt," and ClariS (illustration below left) will perform the ending theme song "Anemone." TrySail is a unit comprised of voice actresses Momo Asakura, Shiina Nats...
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Fafner Exodus 2nd Season's Promo Video Reveals October Premiere

Staff confirmed in April series would continue beyond 13 episodes ― The official website for the Fafner Exodus television anime series began streaming a promotional video on Sunday for the second season of the series. The second half of the show will premiere in October on MBS' "Animeism" programming block. The show's staff had confirmed in April that the show would continue beyond 13 episodes, and n...
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Akatsuki no Yona OAD Ship With 19th Manga Volume in September

New anime to adapt 2 bonus chapters from 12th manga volume ― Hakusensha's Hana to Yume magazine revealed on Wednesday that the Akatsuki no Yona original anime DVD will ship with the limited edition of the original manga's 19th volume on September 18. The new anime will adapt two bonus chapters from Mizuho Kusanagi's 12th manga volume, titled "On That Back" and "Kija." "On That Back" follows an incide...
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Shiina's 37.5°C no Namida Manga Resumes, Gets Live-Action TV Series

TV show adapting manga about novice sick day care provider premieres in summer ― The July issue of Shogakukan's Cheese! magazine announced on Saturday that Chika Shiina's 37.5°C no Namida (37.5°C Tears) manga will be adapted into a live-action TV drama in Japan this summer. The series also resumed serialization in the magazine in the same issue with a new chapter. The manga centers around Momoko, a n...
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Aya Suzaki, Asuka Nishi's Radio Program Gets TV Anime Adaptation

2 voice actresses to voice themselves in studio feel. anime debuting in July ― Voice actresses Aya Suzaki (pictured left) and Asuka Nishi (pictured right) announced at an event in Tokyo on Sunday that their "SuzakiNishi" radio program will get a television anime adaptation starting in July. The SuzakiNishi THE ANIMATION anime will air on Tokyo MX TV, TV Kanazawa, and Sun TV. Both voice actresses will...
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Kōtarō Ishidate Resigns as Director of Tesagure! 3 Anime

Ishidate recommends Kuniosa Hirama to direct remainder of series ― Director and scriptwriter Kōtarō Ishidate revealed on his blog on Sunday that he has resigned as the director of the Tesagure! Bukatsu-mono: Spin-off Puru Purun Sharumu to Asobō (Tesagure! 3) television anime series as of May 20. Ishidate said in the blog post that he has no plans to explain the reason as to why he resigned. He added,...

Akira Ishida, Yuko Kaida Join Snow White with the Red Hair Anime's Cast

New key visual, character designs revealed for series premiering in July ― The staff of the television anime adaptation of Sorata Akiduki's Akagami no Shirayuki-hime (Snow White with the Red Hair) manga revealed a new key visual (pictured below), character designs, and additional cast for the series on Saturday The new cast members include: Akira Ishida as Izana Yuko Kaida as Garack Previously reveal...

KLab Addresses Love Live! App English Translation Complaints in Statement

Players raise concerns that company softened, removed "playful same-sex banter" from game ― KLab America, which is handling the English release of the "Love Live! School Idol Festival" smartphone app, posted a statement on its Facebook page on Saturday regarding the English translation. Specifically, the statement addressed a complaint by players that KLab America has removed some implications of sam...

Sanrio Establishes N. American Branch to Create Large-Scale Films, Animated Works

Company aims to secure funding to create works to compete with Hollywood ― Reito Hatoyama — chief operating officer of Sanrio, Inc. and managing director of Sanrio Company, Ltd. — revealed at an investor and earnings report meeting on Friday that Sanrio will establish an American branch, called Sanrio Pictures Entertainment, in June. The new company will work to secure funding from outside of Japan t...

Saturday, May 23

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Seraph of the End: Vampire Reign ‒ Episode 8

"After a few weeks of easy vampire slaying, it's refreshing to see the cast encounter a real threat."
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27-Foot Balloon Promotes Shinjuku Swan in Shinjuku

To promote the upcoming film Shinjuku Swan, based on the manga by Ken Wakui, a balloon of Tatsuhiko over eight meters tall (about 27 feet) has been erected in Shinjuku Station Square in Tokyo. The balloon was partially funded by the crowdfunding site Green Funding. The balloon was unveiled and admired by Gō Ayano, who plays Tatsuhiko; Erika Sawajiri, who plays Ageha; screenwriter Osamu Suzuki; and...
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JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders Egypt Arc ‒ Episode 20

"This is a tie-up episode with a farewell to fallen comrades and Suzi Q's Bizarre Adventure."
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My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU TOO! ‒ Episode 8

"In the episode's second half, in a sequence marked by a beautifully building soundtrack and likely the best character animation this show's ever seen, Hikki told the truth."
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Yandere Simulator Will Let Players Love Their Sempai — To Death

The Yandere Simulator has been in development for over a year. The term yandere was coined for the sweet on the outside but possibly murderous on the inside girl. The game offers the experience of being that girl and her quest to get sempai to notice her — and absolutely no one else. Note: the videos below contain mature topics, including using information of a character's sexual assault to set up...
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Saitama Ranks #1 In One-Punch Man Character Poll

Young Jump Web Comics and Nico Nico have recently announced the results of a character poll for the popular web manga One-Punch Man. The titular one-punch man, Saitama aka Caped Baldy, topped the poll with 8,650 votes. Trailing just behind him in second with 8,390 votes is the cold-hearted telekinetic "Blizzard of Hell" Fubuki, who recently dethroned Licenseless Rider as number 2 in a previous cha...
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Aniplex USA Outlines Imported Fate/stay night: UBW Blu-ray Box II

At its Animazement panel on Saturday, anime distributor Aniplex of America outlined its release of Fate/stay night [Unlimited Blade Works] Blu-ray Disc Box II. It will import the box from Japan and release the set in North America on October 7. The set will ship simultaneously in Japan and North America. Preorders will begin in North, Central, and South America on Tuesday. Similar to the first set...
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Japanese Concerts Coming to a Town Near You

The summer convention season is approaching and many fans will head to their nearest event to pal with friends, cosplay, get their favorite series merchandise signed by voice actors, or attend one of the show's concerts. Did you know that plenty of Japanese bands are crossing the pond this summer for performances in the United States and abroad? Here's a handy list of many of the upcoming tours an...

Fate/Grand Order RPG's New Servant Berserker Previewed in TV Ad

Voiced by Kunihiko Yasui, designed by Fate/Prototype mantras/magic circles' PFALZ ― Type-Moon began streaming the sixth of seven weekly commercials for its Fate/Grand Order role-playing game for smartphones on Saturday. The commercial showcases the new Servant Berserker designed by artist PFALZ (Watatsuki Musou, Fate/Prototype command mantras & magic circles) and voiced by Kunihiko Yasui. It also fea...
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Gourmet Girl Graffiti Event Will Sell Real Version of Kirin's Meat Bag

The Kōfuku Graffiti Special Event ~Pokapoka Matsuri~ will bring together the cast of the "slightly erotic" food anime and sell a recreation of Kirin Morino's meat duffel bag. さらに!「きりんの肉バッグ」をイベント会場にて販売することが決定しました!! #koufukug pic.twitter.com/sYm0QqoyXl— TVアニメ「幸腹グラフィティ」 (@koufuku_g) May 15, 2015 そして、ぽかぽか祭りの会場では「きりんの肉バッグ」が販売決定。これさえ持っていれば、心もお腹も、さらに 「見た目」も幸腹に!!にくまみれー(tm) #koufukug pic.twitter.com/rBg2Oq...
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Nisekoi: ‒ Episode 7

"So based on this episode, Haru is going to fulfill the role of the girl who sees Raku as the Enemy of Womankind but still winds up falling for him anyway."
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The List - 7 Deadly Games of Survival

An evil organization, a crowd of unwilling contestants, a bloody battle to see who will survive; it's a familiar setup, but these stories find new ways to keep it fresh. ― When Resident Evil was released for PlayStation in 1996, many video game fans caught their first taste of survival horror. The game, and the many that would follow, places players in deadly situations where they have to be fast on...
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Black Lagoon GN 10

Warning: Black Lagoon may contain violence, law breaking, running with scissors, adult situations, parallel narratives, government spies, and just about everything else you've been warned against. And it's totally worth it. ― It's been a long wait for the crew of the Black Lagoon last sailed into our bookstores, but it looks like it was worth the wait. Volume ten of the violent (yet human) action ser...
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Wani Books' Monthly Comic Gum Magazine Suspends Publication

Magazine publishing Ikki Tousen preparing for "new start" ― The July issue of Wani Books' Monthly Comic Gum magazine is revealing on Tuesday that the magazine is suspending publication as of the July issue. The notice states that it is a temporary suspension, and the staff is currently "diligently preparing" for a "new start" for the magazine. The notice also states, "will it be online next!? Or mayb...

xxxHOLiC: Rei Manga Goes on 1-Month Break

Sequel series returned from 9-month hiatus last month ― This year's 26th issue of Kodansha's Weekly Young Magazine is revealing on Monday that CLAMP's xxxHOLiC: Rei manga will go on a one-month break, and it will return in the 31st issue, which ships on June 29. The series went on hiatus in July 2014 and returned in the magazine's combined 22nd/23rd issue on April 27. After a magazine release delay, ...
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Initial D's Shigeno Launches Sailor Ace Baseball Manga

Manga centers on gyaru with gifted right arm who joins women's baseball club ― This year's 26th issue of Kodansha's Young Magazine is revealing on Monday that Initial D manga creator Shuuichi Shigeno is launching a new series called Sailor Ace in the following issue on June 1. The first chapter will include four color pages. The tagline on the announcement reads "Gyaru is [playing] baseball!?" (Note:...
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23rd Animator Expo Short 'Memoirs of amorous gentlemen' Streamed

Short adapts Moyoco Anno's manga about women working in Parisian brothel in early 20th century ― Japan Animator Expo, the project of weekly anime shorts from Hideaki Anno's studio Khara and the media company Dwango, began streaming the full 23rd short film "Memoirs of amorous gentlemen" ("Bikachō Shinshi Kaikoroku") on Friday. Warning: The video contains sexual content and may not be safe for work. T...

No Winners Announced for 6th Kyoto Animation Awards

Studio adds "Animation DO Special Award" for 1st time this year ― The official website of the anime studio Kyoto Animation (The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, Lucky Star, K-ON!) announced the results of the sixth Kyoto Animation Award program on Friday. However, the studio awarded no grand prizes, no Animation DO Special Award prizes, and no honorable mentions in the manga, scenario, or novel categor...

Yōko Hikasa, Kana Ueda, Ai Kakuma, Chiaki Takahashi Star in Bikini Warriors TV Anime

Series based on Hobby Japan/Megahouse figure line to premiere in July ― The July issue of the Hobby Japan magazine is revealing the main cast and a key visual on Monday for the Bikini Warriors television anime series. The series is based on Hobby Japan and Megahouse's fantasy figure line of the same name. The main cast includes: Yōko Hikasa as Fighter (designed by Cute Devil Girlfriend manga artist H...

Queen's Blade Grimoire Books Get 2-Part OVA Series Starting This Fall

Kinji Yoshimoto returns as chief director for new OVA ― The July issue of the Hobby Japan magazine is revealing on Monday the the Queen's Blade Grimoire books are getting a two-part OVA adaptation starting this fall. The project will commemorate the 10th anniversary of the franchise. The magazine also revealed a key visual, which includes the following characters: Leina (pictured top left) Yōsaru no ...
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Sekai Project Adds Tobari & the Night of the Curious Moon Game

Also: Resette's Prescription, Sacrament Sheep, Memory's Dogma ― Video game and visual novel localization company Sekai Project announced at its FanimeCon panel on Friday that it has licensed the Tobari and the Night of the Curious Moon (Fushigi na Tsuki no Yoru no Tobari), Resette's Prescription ~Book of memory, Swaying steelyard~ (Resette no Shohōsen ~Kioku no Hon to Yureru Tenbin~), Sacrament no J...

City Hunter Manga Gets New Original Anime DVD

XYZ Edition release celebrates 30th anniversary of Tsukasa Hojo's series ― The July issue of Tokuma Shoten's Monthly Comic Zenon magazine is announcing on Monday that Tsukasa Hojo's City Hunter manga is inspiring a new original anime DVD. The "Ryō no Propose" (Ryō's Proposal) DVD will be a special bonus for those who purchase all 12 volumes of City Hunter XYZ Edition. The manga's new version will go ...

Gainax Founder, Evangelion Designer Make TV Anime About Female Free Diver

Hiroyuki Yamaga reunites with Honneamise collaborator Yoshiyuki Sadamoto ― Gainax co-founder Hiroyuki Yamaga (Royal Space Force - The Wings of Honnêamise, This Ugly Yet Beautiful World, Daicon films) revealed at his Uru in Blue panel at FanimeCon on Friday that he is working with character designer Yoshiyuki Sadamoto (Evangelion, Summer Wars, Wings of Honneamise) on a television anime about a female ...
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Danchigai TV Anime of 5-Minute Shorts Premieres on July 9

The official website for the television anime of Kazusa Yoneda's Danchigai (Big Difference) four-panel manga revealed on Friday that the series will premiere on TV Saitama and KBS Kyoto on July 9 before premiering on TV Kanagawa, Sun TV, and AT-X. Each episode will be five minutes long. The comedy manga follows the everyday lives of five siblings—four sisters and one brother—who share a multi-unit...

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Magi: Sinbad no Bōken's 5th OVA to Ship With 7th Manga Volume on July 15

Japanese publisher Shogakukan is listing that it will ship the limited edition seventh volume of Shinobu Ohtaka's and Yoshifumi Ōtera's spinoff manga Magi: Sinbad no Bōken (Magi: Adventure of Sinbad) with the fifth OVA on July 15. The limited edition with the anime DVD will retail for 3,218 yen (about US$25). The regular edition of the volume without the anime DVD will ship on July 17. The fifth O...
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TAGRO to End Hen Semi/Abnormal Physiology Seminar Manga in June

Comedy about ordinary person surrounded by abnormal people launched in 2006 ― The July issue of Kodansha's Morning Two magazine announced on Friday that TAGRO will end his Hen Zemi (Abnormal Physiology Seminar) manga in the next issue on June 22. TAGRO announced on Twitter in January that he aimed to end the manga at around chapter 90. The manga will end with chapter 87. In the comedy story, Nanako M...

Crowdfunding Campaign Seeks to Expand Animator Dorms

Project's US$15,000 goal would establish more housing for low-income animation staff ― NPO Animator Supporters founder Jun Sugawara launched an IndieGoGo campaign to expand dormitory housing for low-income animators on Friday. The campaign seeks to raise US$15,000 to grow the size of the program, which was established last year through a successfully-funded campaign. The project's goal is to expand t...
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Evangelion Director Hideaki Anno Turns 55!

Hideaki Anno, one of anime's most distinctive directors, turns 55 today. Although he is most famous for the 1995 TV series Neon Genesis Evangelion, which established him as a unique and controversial voice in the animation field, he has been involved in several projects over the years and his representation of the difficulties of social interaction and departure from the standard conventions of an...
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Ultraman/ Linebarrels of Iron Manga Creators Shimizu, Shimoguchi to Attend Comic-Con Int'l

Viz to release Ultraman manga in N. America ― Viz Media announced during its FanimeCon panel on Friday that Ultraman manga creators Eiichi Shimizu and Tomohiro Shimoguchi will attend this year's Comic-Con International. The convention will take place July 9-12 at the San Diego Convention Center. Viz Media announced in February that it will ship the first volume of the Ultraman manga in August. Viz de...
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New Figures Imagine Free! Guys as Tiny Tots

The upcoming High Speed! -Free! Starting Days- film promises to take fans where the story of the Iwatobi Swim Club began during middle school. The Toys Works' booth is going even younger, and finally revealed its prototypes for its "Toy Works Yontengo Free!-Eternal Summer-" figure collection that was teased at this year's Winter Wonder Festival. Haruka Makoto Nagisa Rei Rin Sosuke Each measures ab...
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Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma ‒ Episode 8

"This week the kids of Polaris head off on their special training camp, and as you might have guessed, this isn't a "test of courage" kind of place."
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Disappearance of Nagato Yuki chan ‒ Episode 8

"If you want to see the Literature Club indulge in an old anime standby played perfectly straight, you've come to the right place."

Japan's Animation TV Ranking, May 11-17

Pokemon XY back in top 10 ― Title Station Date Time Length Average Household Rating Sazae-san Fuji TV May 17 (Sun) 18:30 30 min. 13.8 Crayon Shin-chan TV Asahi May 15 (Fri) 19:30 24 min. 9.4 Doraemon TV Asahi May 15 (Fri) 19:00 30 min. 9.1 One Piece Fuji TV May 17 (Sun) 09:30 30 min. 8.6 Chibi Maruko-chan Fuji TV May 17 (Sun) 18:00 30 min. 8.3 Detective Conan NTV May 16 (Sat) 18:00 30 min. 8.1 Drago...
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E3 Conference Will Stream in Theaters Across the U.S., Canada

The Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) will stream in select theaters in the United States for its second consecutive year. Host and producer Geoff Keighley announced on Thursday that the event is again teaming up with PlayStation and Fathom Events and will stream in more theaters. Tickets are free but sell out quickly, with last year's disappearing in 15 minutes. The event will stream in at least...
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New York Times Manga Best Seller List, May 10-16

A Link to the Past, Jojo's Bizarre Adventure, Big Hero 6, Rosario + Vampire, Akame ga Kill!, Nisekoi, Dragonar Academy, Assassination Classroom, Attack on Titan, Naruto The New York Times newspaper listed the manga bestsellers in the United States for the week ending on May 16. Rank Prev. Rank Title Author Publisher Weeks on List Cover 1 1The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past Shotaro Ishinomori V...
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Assassination Classroom ‒ Episode 18

"Assassination Classroom is usually more creative than this."
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Lance N' Masques TV Anime to Air This Fall

The official website for the Lance N' Masques television anime announced on Friday that the series will premiere this fall on TBS. Lance N' Masques is adapted from Hideaki Koyasu's battle action novel series revolving around Yōtarō Hanafusa, a young man who is part of the last remaining order of knights in the 21st century, "Knights of the World." As he fights as the mysterious Knight Lancer, he m...
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Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? ‒ Episode 8

"Watching Bell improve before our eyes is impressive, to say the least."
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Giant Pac-Man Breaks Guinness World Record

Character recreated with 351 college students ― A crowd of 351 people at Tokyo Tower broke the Guinness World Record for Pac-Man Image Made with the Largest Number of People on May 21. The participants were mostly students of the Yamano Beauty College and wore yellow raincoats while standing in Pac-Man's iconic pie-like shape. In order for Guinness's drones to verify completion, the participants had ...
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Classroom Crisis Anime's Ad Reveals Core Cast

Showtaro Morikubo, Sora Amamiya, Ari Ozawa star in original anime premiering July 3 ― The official website for the original television anime Classroom Crisis began streaming a commercial introducing the three main cast members on Saturday. The website also unveiled more staff members and a new key visual. Classroom☆Crisis cast CM by pKjd The cast includes: Showtaro Morikubo as Kaito Sera, a young hot...
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Ayana Taketatsu Stars in Okusama ga Seitokaichō! Anime

Kazuyuki Okitsu co-stars in short anime premiering July 1 ― The official website for the upcoming anime of Yumi Nakata's Okusama ga Seitokaichō! (My Wife Is the Student Council President!) manga opened on Saturday with the cast and key visual. The cast includes: Ayana Taketatsu (Sword Art Online's Leafa, Oreimo's Kirino) as Ui Wakana Kazuyuki Okitsu (Jojo's Bizarre Adventure's Jonathan, Toradora!'s N...
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The IDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls Opening Shown in Original Animation Sketches

Series to continue on July 17 ― Animation studio A-1 Pictures began streaming a video showcasing the key animation drawings behind the opening theme sequence for The IDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls anime. Noriko Takao composed the storyboard, Toshifumi Akai directed the sequence, and Yuusuke Matsuo helmed the key animation. The video is part of A-1 Pictures' tenth anniversary commemoration. Daisuki strea...
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College Student Working on Hatsune Miku Robot

As a serious upgrade from a body pillow, a Japanese university student has just brought Vocaloid icon Hatsune Miku into our world...sort of. A life-sized robot, designed to look like the synthesized idol singer, has recently been developed in Japan. The robot was created by Takuma Takemoto, a 23-year-old second-year student at Kwansei Gakuin University. With his creation's various features, one is...
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Answerman - Categorization Is Death

This week, Justin takes on the old shojo/shonen categories, whether Section23 should still keep doing their own dubs, whether the Japanese will ever get on Spotify, and why anime based on American stuff so rarely shows up here. ― It's Memorial Day Weekend, the unofficial start of summer! I hope you all have something fun planned. I try not to go anywhere this weekend, because everyone inevitably tri...
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Nisekoi: False Love Sub.Blu-Ray 3

Another love interest gets added to the Nisekoi pile, but is it enough to inject some life into this standard harem comedy? ― Anime romantic comedies commonly depend heavily on regular infusions of new characters to sustain and periodically revitalize themselves, and so far the first Nisekoi series has been pretty good about pacing itself on this. In its second quarter the addition of Seishiro shook ...
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Ninja Slayer From Animation ‒ Episode 6

"Ninja Slayer has pivoted back towards the weird comedy of previous episodes, after a whole episode that failed to use this gag even once." PLUS: a look at the new dub!
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Naruto Shippuden ‒ Episode 413

"After twenty long weeks, the anime-original chunin exam arc has come to an abrupt end."

Persona 4: Dancing All Night's Crossdressing DLC Previewed in Video

Costumes for Yu, Yosuke, Kanji previewed for game shipping on June 25 ― Atlus began streaming a promotional video on Friday that previews the paid "School Festival Women's Clothing + Wakame Set" DLC for the Persona 4: Dancing All Night PlayStation Vita video game in Japan. The set will include outfits for Yu, Yosuke, and Kanji. Yu's outfit is in the style of a female gang leader, Yosuke's outfit is i...
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Ai Kayano Joins School-Live/Gakkō Gurashi! Anime's Cast

Series starring Inori Minase, Ari Ozawa, M.A.O to premiere on July 9 ― The July issue of Manga Time Kirara Forward magazine is revealing on Saturday that Ai Kayano (Say "I love you."'s Mei Tachibana, Girls und Panzer's Saori Takebe) will join the cast of the School-Live! (Gakkō Gurashi!) TV anime as the character Sakura Megumi (nicknamed Megu-nee, pictured top left in image below). The magazine is al...

Non Non Biyori Repeat Sequel Anime's 2nd Promo Video Streamed

2nd season inspired by Atto's countryside slice-of-life manga to debut in July ― The official website for Non Non Biyori Repeat, the second anime season inspired by Atto's Non Non Biyori manga, began streaming the show's second promotional video on Friday. The text in the beginning of the video reads: Non Non Biyori Original Work: Atto (Serialized in Monthly Comic Alive / Published by Kadokawa) Will ...
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Sōma Saitō, Yōko Hikasa, Aoi Yuki Star in Rokka: Braves of the Six Flowers TV Anime

Kenichi Suzumura, Rina Satou, Ai Kakuma, Kouki Uchiyama also star in July anime ― The official Japanese and English websites for the television anime adaptation of Ishio Yamagata's Rokka no Yūsha (Rokka: Braves of the Six Flowers) fantasy light novel series revealed the show's cast, character designs, and character descriptions on Friday. The series will star: Sōma Saitō as Adlet Yōko Hikasa as Nache...
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Unlimited Psychic Squad's Manga Gets Sequel With Completely Original Story

New Zettai Karen Children spinoff focused on Andy to have supervision by original creator Shiina ― The July issue of Shogakukan's Shonen Sunday S magazine will announce on Saturday that Shinichi Inotsume and Rokurou Ōgaki will launch a new manga, titled Hōrōsha (Wanderer), in the magazine's next issue, which Shogakukan will publish on June 25. The manga is a spinoff of Takashi Shiina's Zettai Karen C...
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Yōkoso Jitsuryoku Shijō Shugi no Kyōshitsu e Light Novel Inspires Animated TV Ad

Light novel about "inferior" students at prestigious high school ships on May 25 ― Kadokawa began streaming two versions of an animated television ad to promote author Syohgo Kinugasa and illustrator Shunsaku Tomose's Yōkoso Jitsuryoku Shijō Shugi no Kyōshitsu e (Welcome to the Classroom of the Supreme Ability Doctrine) light novel. Media Factory Bunko J will publish the light novel in Japan on May 2...
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Tokyo Ghoul Stage Play's Cast Shown in Costume

Play of horror manga to play in Tokyo, Kyoto in July ― The official website for the stage play of Sui Ishida's Tokyo Ghoul manga unveiled the cast in costume on Thursday: Yūki Ogoe as Ken Kaneki Aya Tabata as Tōka Kirishima Shōgo Suzuki as Nishiki Nishio Shūto Miyazaki as Hideyoshi Nagachika Yuri Hamada as Rize Kamishiro Mitsu Murata as Uta Tomokazu Yoshida as Renji Yomo Yoshitaka Yamagami as Yamori ...

Goku From Dragon Ball Super Manga Promotion Unveiled

Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection 'F' manga artist Toyotarō to launch manga on June 20 ― An image of Goku from Toyotarō's manga version of the upcoming Dragon Ball Super television anime series debuted on Thursday. Toyotarō will launch the manga in the extra-large August issue of V Jump on June 20. Dragon Ball manga creator Akira Toriyama is credited with the manga's original story. Toyotarō previously dre...
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Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butōden's Combat Tutorial Video Streamed

3DS fighting game gets demo version on May 28 ― Bandai Namco Entertainment began streaming a "combat tutorial" video for its upcoming Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butōden Nintendo 3DS fighting game on Thursday. One of the game's developers, Honda Cheese, narrates the video, which showcases some of the playable and Assist characters in team battles. The video also reveals that the game will get a demo versi...

Crowdfunding for Gay Dating Sim Fantastic Boyfriends' English Version Launched

Campaign seeks US$20,000 by June 29 to develop English version of smartphone RPG ― Japanese developer Lifewonders launched an IndieGoGo crowdfunding campaign on Wednesday to release an English version of the Fantastic Boyfriends: Legends of Midearth (Shōkan Yūsha to F-Kei no Kareshi) smartphone role-playing game. The campaign is seeking to raise US$20,000 by June 29. As of press time the campaign has...
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Sengoku Basara 4 Sumeragi Gets Resident Evil Crossover Costumes

Also: Capcom streams animated clip from PS4/PS3 game shipping on July 23 ― This year's 26th issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine will announce on Monday that CAPCOM's upcoming Sengoku Basara 4 Sumeragi action game will offer character costumes based on the Resident Evil series as paid downloadable content. The costumes include Maeda Keiji dressed as Resident Evil 5's Chris Redfield, Kataku...
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Ghibli's When Marnie Was There Previewed in Video Before U.S. Opening on Friday

N. American theater list updated with new showings ― The Slash Film entertainment blog began streaming an exclusive clip from the upcoming English-language theatrical release of Studio Ghibli's When Marnie Was There film. The clip previews a scene from the film's English dub where Anna (Hailee Steinfeld) arrives at her new summer home and meets Setsu (Grey Griffin) and Kiyomasa Oiwa (John C. Reilly)....
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