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The Mike Toole Show - Rumiko Rundown

Upon the release of Ranma 1/2 on Bluray, Mike takes a stroll through the world of Rumiko Takahashi.
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Mardock Scramble: The Third Exhaust Blu-Ray

Battles are fought as much through blackjack as with weapons in this final installment of the cyberpunk movie trilogy. A great heroine, tense card-playing scenes, and much more nastiness carries the story through to its only reasonable conclusion.
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The List - 7 Best Dressed Male Anime Characters

Whose style came in first? What about the best suit? It's all in here!
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ANNCast - Wayward Sons

Justin returns for a Twitter show! More Wind Rises chat, Space Adventure Cobra, the Spring season and more are chewed over.
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Attack on Titan episodes 1-5 (English Dub)

It's not flawless, but Attack on Titan's dub is raw in the best way, successful at yanking out heartstrings and more impressively, maintaining the show's healthy sense of humor. The end result is one of the strongest dubs heard in many years.
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Hey, Answerman! - Bloody as Hell AND Burnt to a Crisp

Do screeners really sway critics to giving positive reviews? Is this the end of an era? Why can't you see the dub of Blue Dragon anywhere? And why are late night anime selling more on Blu-ray?
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House of 1000 Manga - The Legend of Koizumi

Jason checks out Hideki Ohwada's politically-charged mahjong manga, The Legend of Koizumi.
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Star Blazers 2199 Blu-Ray 1

Yamato 2199 starts with a slow burn, but as the titular space battleship rises into space, the series finds its stride and only gains momentum.
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Giovanni no Shima

Giovanni's Island is as powerful as it is predictable. It may be one of the few films to focus on the Kuril Islands, but its tale will prove immediately familiar to anyone acquainted with cinema's typical treatments of war-torn children.
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Strike Witches: Maidens in the Sky GN 1

Strike Witches: Maidens in the Sky is in fact about girls with no pants, but if you can get past that conceit, it's an enjoyable book. It's more of a fun diversion than a series to sink your teeth into, but it is also a good way into the franchise.
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Deadman Wonderland GN 1

Deadman Wonderland is overall a very gripping series, at least in its first two volumes. The story is dystopian, frightening, and guaranteed to make you angry.
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Monday, April 21

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Cuticle Detective Inaba's Mochi Launches New Manga

Fantasy-comedy manga centered on a witch's manservant ― The May issue of Square Enix's Monthly Shonen Gangan published the first chapter of Mochi's new manga series "Majyo no Geboku to Maō no Tsuno" (The Witch's Manservant and the Devil's Horn) this month. The new comedy-fantasy series centers on a witch's manservant running about to procure a devil's horn for a certain unnamed reason. Mochi is best known for the creating the manga series Cuticle Detective Inaba, which follows the story of Hiroshi Inaba (
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Kousuke Fujishima Resumes Paradise Residence Manga's Serialization Next Month

2008 irregularly-published manga moves from good! Afternoon magazine to Monthly Afternoon ― The June issue of Kodansha's Afternoon magazine is announcing on Friday that Ah My Goddess' Kousuke Fujishima will resume serializing his Paradise Residence manga series in the magazine's July issue, which will be released in Japan on May 24. The manga had previously serialized irregularly in Kodansha's good! Afternoon magazine in 2008. Fujishima commented that while he is unsure as to which chapter to start from, he is excited to start writing again.
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New Live-Action Lupin III Film's 1st Footage Unveiled on TV Show

Adaptation of Monkey Punch's manga opens in theaters August 30 ― The first footage from the new live-action film of Monkey Punch's Lupin III manga was unveiled during TBS's Asachan (Morning Chance) program on Monday. The story will follow Lupin and his partners in crime before they became a gang. They will infiltrate the high security of the Ark of Navarone, a gigantic fortress-like safe, to lay claim to the Crimson Heart of Cleopatra within. It is said that whoever possesses this treasure shall "unite the world."
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Haruki Plans to Resume The Parasite Doctor Suzune

Sci-fi manga launched in 2004, inspired live-action films in 2011 ― Manga creator Haruki announced on his official Twitter account this month that he plans to resume his Kisei Jūi Suzune (The Parasite Doctor Suzune) manga soon. The series launched in Takeshobo's Doki! magazine in 2004. The story of Kisei Jūi Suzune revolves around a female doctor who fights to destroy parasites that increase its host's power and sexual desire. Suzune's father, a genius parasite scholar, disappeared when Suzune was a child. Distributed by
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Schoolyard Brawl Manga Akira No. 2 Gets Live-Action Film

Gokaiger's Ryōta Ozawa stars as 2nd most powerful boy in high school of delinquents ― A live-action film of Hiromasa Okushima's schoolyard brawl manga Akira No. 2 has been green-lit. The "yankee" (delinquent) manga follows Akira, the No. 2 boy in a high school that is full of students with disciplinary issues. The story follows the battles within the student body for the alpha male position. Ryōta Ozawa (Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger) will star as Akira, kick-boxer Yasuhiro Kidō will play the gang leader Tsutomu. The cast also includes Maasa Igarashi, Shōdai Fukuyama, and Manami Hashimoto.
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Tatsuhisa Suzuki, Aya Hisakawa Join Ghost in the Shell Arise Cast

Suzuki plays Motoko's lover, Shunsuke Sakuya replaces late Tomoyuki Dan as Ishikawa, Ai Kayano plays agent Tatsuhisa Suzuki, Aya Hisakawa, Ai Kayano, and Shunsuke Sakuya are joining the cast of the Ghost in the Shell Arise anime for the third episode, which will play in Japanese theaters on June 28. Suzuki will play the new character Akira Hose, Motoko Kusanagi's lover. A new facet of Motoko will be revealed through this custom-made cyborg engineer. Hisakawa will play another new character, Dr. Zhinzhee Bekka Arr Thied of the Republic of Kuzan's government water enterprise.

Ping Pong/Kick-Heart's Yuasa Directs Adventure Time Episode

Clip streamed from "Food Chain" written by director of Kaiba, Mind Game, The Tatami Galaxy ― The staff and cast of the American animated series Adventure Time announced at WonderCon Anaheim on Saturday that Masaaki Yuasa wrote, storyboarded, and directed the upcoming episode "Food Chain." The Vulture website is streaming an exclusive clip from the episode of the surreal post-apocalyptic fantasy comedy: Yuasa is now directing the television anime of Taiyo Matsumoto's Ping Pong manga. He also created the "Kick-Heart" short with funds raised via Kickstarter. His other works include
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Sakura Wars Voice Actress Chisa Yokoyama Is 5 Months Pregnant

Voice of Hunter × Hunter's Biscuit Krueger married Tripolysm bassist Chaka in 2009 Chisa Yokoyama, the 44-year-old lead voice actress in Sakura Wars and other anime, announced on Saturday that she is five months pregnant with her first child. She also revealed that she is anxious because she had a miscarriage in the early stages of a pregnancy last year. She kept this news confidential from everyone except an extremely small group that included her relatives. Now that she is in her fifth month, she felt ready to announce her current pregnancy. While she cannot feel completely at ease yet, she said that she is getting through this calmly with the support of everyone around her.

Sunday, April 20

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Steins;Gate: Mugen Enten no Arc Light Drama CD Gets Manga

Previously untold story from Mayuri's view, as drawn by Aishin Meizu no Babel's Nariie ― Shinichirō Nariie (Steins;Gate Aishin Meizu no Babel manga) launched a manga adaptation of the Steins;Gate: Mugen Enten no Arc Light Divergence 1.130205% drama CD in the May issue of Shueisha's Ultra Jump magazine on Saturday. The 2010 drama CD recounts a story not told in the original Steins;Gate game by 5pb. and Nitroplus, from the viewpoint of Rintarō Okabe's childhood friend Mayuri Shiina. The game's character designer, huke, drew the illustration for the drama CD's jacket:
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Toh EnJoe's Self-Reference Engine Honored at Philip K. Dick Awards

Space Dandy episode writer is also a theoretical physics researcher Hayakawa Publishing announced on Saturday that the English-language version of Toh Enjoe's book Self-Reference Engine earned a Special Citation honor at Friday's Philip K. Dick Awards ceremony. The Philip K. Dick Award and the related Special Citation honor the American science-fiction author of the same name. Viz's Haikasoru imprint published the book last year, and describes the book's contents: This is not a novel. This is not a short story collection.
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Japanese Box Office, April 12-13

Crows Explode debuts at #2 ― Crows Explode, the third live-action film inspired by Hiroshi Takahashi's Crows fighting manga, opened this weekend at #2. The film introduces the new cast at Suzuran Boys' High School after Genji Takiya and Tamao Serizawa have graduated. Masahiro Higashide (live-action XXXHOLiC) plays the protagonist — a transfer student named Kaburagi "Desperado" — and Taichi Saotome (Prince of Tennis: Eikoku-shiki Teikyū-jō Kessen!) plays first-year student Ryōhei "Joker" Kagami, who aims to reach the top of the Suzuran pecking order. The film did not rank on Box Office Mojo's chart.

Japanese Anime TV Ranking: April 7-13

Dragon Ball Z Kai, HappinessCharge PreCure!, The File of Young Kindaichi Returns, Pokémon XY make list ― The Gantz II: Perfect Answer live-action film aired on NTV on Friday, April 11 at 9:00 p.m. and earned a 12.2% rating. Eiga Crayon Shin-chan: Bakauma—! B-Kyū Gourmet Survival!!, Crayon Shin-chan's 21st film, aired on TV Asahi on Saturday, April 12 at 6:56 p.m. and earned a 7.0% rating. The live-action drama adaptation of Tomohiro Yokomaku and Shūji Takeya's Smoking Gun – Minkan Kasōken Chōsa'in Nagareda Midori (Smoking Gun – Civilian Forensic Research Investigator Midori Nagareda) manga,
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Artist's Thoughts on New GeGeGe no Kitaro Game

Nonagenarian curt, dismissive in commercials Shigeru Mizuki's manga series Ge Ge Ge no Kitaro premiered in 1959 and has since been converted into six different anime series and two live-action films. Inspired by old Japanese kamishibai (paper plays) and infused with Mizuki's deep knowledge of Japan's rich heritage of supernatural folklore and bizarre ghouls, it hearkens back to an era more earthy and simple than the glitzy, technologically saturated landscape of modern Japan. Mizuki, now 92, shared his disdain in several commercials for a new social media game inspired by the
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Stellar Six of Gingacho's Fujimoto Ends Tadaima no Uta Shōjo Manga

Yuki Fujimoto began story of siblings who live poor but happy life in 2009 ― This year's June 1 issue of Hakuensha's The Hana to Yume magazine will publish the second-to-last chapter of Yuki Fujimoto's Tadaima no Uta (The Song of 'I'm Home') on April 25. The manga revolves around a girl named Himawari and her siblings, who lost their parents six years ago. Although they are poor, they live a happy life. Fujimoto began the manga in the magazine in 2009, and Hakuensha shipped the sixth compiled volume last October. Tokyopop had
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The Mike Toole Show - Rumiko Rundown

Upon the release of Ranma 1/2 on Bluray, Mike takes a stroll through the world of Rumiko Takahashi.
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GTO Actress is Shonen Jump Editor for a Day

At least, that's the premise for a fashion shoot ― Tsubasa Honda, fashion model and actress in the live-action version of GTO, is also a big manga buff. Happily, she was able to fulfill one of her dreams and become an editor at Weekly Shonen Jump! ... Well, according to the June issue of non-no, a women's fashion magazine, anyway. In a segment titled "What If Tsubasa Was the New Manga Editor at Weekly Shonen Jump? Fashion Show 14 Days," Honda modeled outfits appropriate for 14 days' worth of work as a
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Mardock Scramble: The Third Exhaust Blu-Ray

Battles are fought as much through blackjack as with weapons in this final installment of the cyberpunk movie trilogy. A great heroine, tense card-playing scenes, and much more nastiness carries the story through to its only reasonable conclusion.
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Atari Katagiri Remakes One Week Friends' Matcha Hazuki's Debut Manga Series

Kimi to Kami Hikōki to Meguri begins serialization next month ― The May issue of Square Enix's Gangan Joker magazine is announcing on Tuesday that Atari Katagiri (Vampire Hunter oneshot) will begin serializing a remake of Matcha Hazuki (One Week Friends)'s very first serialized manga Kimi to Kami Hikōki to. (You, a Paper Airplane, and...) in the magazine's June issue. The remake will be titled Kimi to Kami Hikōki to Meguri (You, a Paper Airplane, and Spinning) Hazuki's original 4-panel manga revolves around male high school student Kei, who seems to be interested romantically in his childhood friend Rin, who loves paper airplanes. However, he doesn't understand his own feelings. He knows that she's more important than a friend, but not a lover. Kei's normal life becomes complicated when Rin's classmate Ryūsuke becomes friends with her, as they both love paper airplanes. Kei's feelings fly wobbly ahead like the paper airplanes Rin loves so much.

2014 Godzilla Film's New Video Offers Best Look Yet at Monster

Even more footage screened at WonderCon Anaheim on Saturday ― A new "Nature Has An Order" video for Gareth Edwards' Godzilla remake film debuted on Friday. The video offers the best look yet of how the titular monster looks in movie footage. Attendees of California's WonderCon Anaheim saw an exclusive extended clip from the film on Saturday. That clip showed the events leading up to the devastating tsunami scene in Friday's video, and it also confirmed that humans have more to worry about than just Godzilla.
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Sora Amamiya Leads Akame ga KILL! TV Anime's Cast

Voice of One Week Friends' Kaori plays heroine Akame for dark fantasy anime ― The May issue of Square Enix's Gangan Joker magazine is announcing on Tuesday that Sora Amamiya (THE IDOLM@STER MOVIE: Kagayaki no Mukōgawa e! 's Shiho, One Week Friends' Kaori) will play the role of heroine Akame in White Fox's TV anime adaptation of Takahiro and Tetsuya Tashiro's Akame ga Kill! manga. The dark action fantasy manga follows the title character, Akame, a girl who was bought, and raised by the Empire as an assassin. After meeting Akame, a boy named Tatsumi vows to stand up to the evil of the corrupt Empire with the secret assassin group Night Raid and special weapons known as Teigu.
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Wagnaria!!'s Hiraike Directs Gugure! Kokkuri-san Anime at TMS

Baka and Test - Summon the Beasts's Oshima designs characters for supernatural comedy starring Ryou Hirohashi, Daisuke Ono ― The May issue of Square Enix's Gangan Joker magazine is announcing on Tuesday the staff for the anime adaptation of Midori Endō's Gugure! Kokkuri-san supernatural comedy manga. Yoshimasa Hiraike (Working!!, Amagami SS) will direct the anime at TMS Entertainment (Yowamushi Pedal, Brave10). Miwa Oshima (Baka and Test - Summon the Beasts, GJ Club) will design the characters. As previously announced, the anime will star Ryou Hirohashi (Working!!, Kaleido Star) as Kohina Ichimatsu,
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L.A. Fiesta Matsuri to Host Godzilla Special Effects Director Koichi Kawakita

Godzilla vs. Biollante film to screen twice on May 3 ― The Japanese American Cultural & Community Center in Los Angeles will host two special screenings of the Godzilla vs. Biollante film. The center will celebrate Godzilla's 60th anniversary with guest Koichi Kawakita, the special effects director from Godzilla vs. Biollante. The center will also host Norihiko Iwasaki of Marbling Fine Arts Company. Both screenings will be held on May 3. The first screening at 3:00 p.m. PDT will be dubbed in English while the second screening at 6:00 p.m. PDT will be subtitled. Both guests will give a live demonstration of special effects using miniatures following each screening. After the second screening, Anime Jungle will host a "G in Jungle" panel, Q&A and autograph session with the guests, and a special screening of Kawakita and Iwasaki's independent special-effects short "The God of Clay."
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Artist Kantoku Reports He Is Still Hospitalized

Henneko artist has been in the hospital for 1 month so far this year ― Novel illustrator Kantoku announced on Tuesday that he is still in the hospital for the recurrence of his pneumothorax condition. He wrote that so far this year he has already spent a month in the hospital. Kantoku noted that because of this he will no longer release the new book that he had planned to release at the "COMIC 1☆8" dōjinshi event at the Tokyo Big Sight event hall on May 29. Kantoku apologized to his fans who were waiting for the book and said he will continue to post updates in the future.

Saturday, April 19

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10th Anniversary Commemorative Fate Artbook Available As Lottery Prize

Other prizes made by popular artists available as well. ― 10 years ago, the first edition of the critically acclaimed visual novel Fate/stay night was released for the PC. Since then it has taken the world by storm, getting numerous remakes, an anime adaptation, and several spin-offs, including the prequel light novel and anime Fate/Zero. To celebrate 10 years of battling for the Holy Grail, Ichiban Kuji has teamed up with series developers Type-Moon to bring you a chance to win several prizes. The headliner prize of the campaign is the

Funimation Unveils Ben-To's English Dub Cast, Trailer

Austin Tindle, Morgan Garrett, Trina Nishimura, Felecia Angelle star in dub Funimation announced the English dub cast for its release of the Ben-To television anime series on Friday. Funimation will release the series in a BD/DVD combo set on July 8. Lead Cast Sato – Austin Tindle Shaga – Morgan Garrett Yarizuri – Trina Nishimura Oshiroi – Felecia Angelle Supporting Cast Shiraume – Tia Ballard Nikaido – Ian Sinclair Endo – Chris Rager Uchimoto – Keith Kubal Yamahara – Josh Grelle Dando – Patrick Seitz

Funimation Unveils A Certain Scientific Railgun S' English Dub Cast, Trailer

Mariela Ortiz, Teri Rogers, Leah Clark, Lydia Mackay, Apphia Yu, Megan Shipman join cast Funimation's Sakura-Con panel on Saturday announced the English dub cast for characters introduced in its July 1 release of the A Certain Scientific Railgun S television anime series. Funimation will release the first part of the series on DVD. Shinobu Nunotaba Mariela Ortiz Misaki Shokuho Teri Rogers Frenda Seivelun Leah Clark Shizuri Mugino Lydia Mackay Saiai Kinuhata Apphia Yu Rikou Takitsubo Megan Shipman Jerry Jewell is serving as ADR director.

Dark Horse Adds Legal Drug, Drug & Drop, Oreimo: Kuroneko

Also: Satoshi Kon's OPUS, Seraphim: 266613336 Wings, digital CLAMP manga ― North American publisher Dark Horse Comics announced during its Sakura-Con panel on Saturday that it has licensed the Legal Drug, Drug & Drop, Oreimo: Kuroneko, Satoshi Kon's OPUS, and Seraphim: 266613336 Wings manga books. Dark Horse will release an omnibus edition of the three-volume supernatural series Legal Drug on September 10, 2014. The story centers on Kazahaya Kudō and Rikuō Himura as they work at the mysterious drugstore Green Drug. The series launched in 2001 and went on hiatus in 2003.

Yen Press Adds A Certain Magical Index Light Novels

Also King of Eden, Gou-Dere Sora Nagihara, Love at Fourteen, The Angel of Elhamburg, PandoraHearts art book, Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? ― North American publisher Yen Press annouced during its Sakura-Con panel on Saturday that it licensed A Certain Magical Index light novel series. "Kazuma Kamachi's epic tale of clashing Magicians and Espers" with Kiyotaka Haimura's illustrations will be part of the publisher's new Yen On imprint for novels this winter. Yen On will also be the new umbrella imprint for previous novel offerings, such as Spice and Wolf, The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya,

Sword Art Online II to Stream Worldwide

Aniplex of America to hold premiere events in U.S., France, Germany, HK, Taiwan, Korea, Japan Aniplex of America announced at its Sword Art Online panel on Saturday that it will stream the Sword Art Online II television anime series as it airs in Japan this summer. In addition, the company will host Sword Art Online II Premiere Screening Events in the United States, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Korea and Japan. More details about the streaming and premiere events will be announced at a later time. Aniplex is also announcing details of its fan-interactive “
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First Commercial Powered Suit Is 'Ninja-Powered'

― Active Link Corporation unveiled its Power Loader Light PLL-04 Ninja on Monday, touted as the industry's first passive walking control and active walking auxiliary control hybrid power suit. When the user begins walking, the auxiliary motor activates to stabilize the user's movements. The passive walking control is also activated. These controls assist the wearer in walking on different terrains from walking down the street, up stairs, or climbing hills. With the power suit's assistance, it can reach speeds up to 12 kph (about 7.5 mph).
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Shinji's Tape Player Gets A Tech Upgrade With New Sony Walkman F

Sony is upgrading Shinji Ikari's tape player so he can continue to listen to the same track over and over again in high-definition audio. The Sony Walkman F Evangelion Series: SDAT is engraved to look like Shinji's classic SDAT tape player and can be ordered with pre-installed Evangelion films' soundtracks. The Walkman comes with a set of XBA-H3 headphones and a retro-styled box and retails for 87,000 yen (~US$870). Customers can opt for a version without headphones and special box for 43,000 (~US$430).
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The List - 7 Best Dressed Male Anime Characters

Whose style came in first? What about the best suit? It's all in here!
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Creator & Cast Celebrate 2nd My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU Season

Industry folks excited for new season and the author's "marriage" ― The series staff and cast turned to Twitter to celebrate the announced second anime season based on Wataru Watari's Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Come wa Machigatteiru. (My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU) light novel series. Creator Watari thanked everyone for their support, writing, "Then what announcement can I make on the Nico-sei program? I guess I have no choice but to get married before 8:00..." というわけで、解禁らしい!『やはり俺の青春ラブコメはまちがっている。』アニメ第2期製作決定しました〜!皆様のご声援のおかげです!ありがとうございます!で、今日のニコ生、俺は何を重大発表すればいいの?あと20時間で結婚するしかないのか…
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Tamako Love Story Film's Novel Adaptation's TV Spot Streamed

Stories about Tamako, Midori's feelings, Choi's budding love will be published in June Kyoto Animation began streaming the TV spot for the novel inspired by its Tamako Love Story film on Saturday. The text in the spot reads: Tamako: The me of today really is the real me, right? Midori: The only one who is unable to change... Is me. Choi: I am... The prince's ally. Text: The story of three girls who stand at the entrance to the universe. The novel will tell two original stories focusing on the feelings of Tamako and Midori, as well as Choi's heart that is in love as she searches for a bride for the prince on the southern island. Certain elements written in the novel will not be animated in the film.
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Francesca: Girls Be Ambitious Anime's 2nd Promo Previews Theme Song

Yui Makino, Hiroki Takahashi, Asami Tano lead cast for upcoming TV anime promoting Hokkaido ― The staff for the Francesca: Girls Be Ambitious TV anime began streaming the second promotional video for the show on Saturday. The video features the anime's ending theme song, "Sasayaki wa 'Crescendo'" (A Whisper is a 'Crescendo') by voice actress Yui Makino, who plays the role of the titular character, Francesca. In the past few weeks, the official Francesca Facebook page has also announced new cast members: (Note: Historical Japanese names are written in this article in western order, as on the official website.)
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Momo Kyun Sword TV Anime's 1st Promo Previews Opening Theme

Voice actress Haruka Chisuga performs "Momoiro Fantasy" (Peach Pink Fantasy) for summer anime ― The official website for the anime adaptation of Kibidango Project's digital light novel Momo Kyun Sword began streaming the first promotional video for the series on Saturday. The video features the anime's opening theme song, “Momoiro Fantasy” (Peach Pink Fantasy) by voice actress Haruka Chisuga. The video introduces the anime's cast members who have been announced so far: Ayana Taketatsu (Sword Art Online, High School DxD) as Momoko (lit. peach child), a girl based off of Momotaro. She's a spacey girl born from a peach. Raised by an old man and woman, she lives together with her dog god, monkey god, and pheasant god.
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2014 Godzilla Film's Throwback Poster, Featurette Debut

Film opens on May 16 ― The Warner Bros. UK Trailers official YouTube channel posted a "Meet the Director" featurette with Godzilla director Gareth Edwards on Thursday. Gareth Edwards' and Legendary Pictures' 2014 Godzilla film got a new poster on Monday. The poster reads in Japanese "King ga Kaete Kita" (The King Has Returned). The film's cast lineup includes Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen, Ken Watanabe, David Strathairn, Bryan Cranston, Richard T. Jones, Juliette Binoche, and Sally Hawkins. The film will open in 3D, 2D, and at IMAX theaters on May 16.
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Daisuki to Stream Satelight's Robot Anime M3 that dark metal

Sci-fi series from Sailor Moon's Satō, anohana's Okada, Macross' Kawamori premiering on Monday ― Media distribution service and retailer Daisuki announced on Saturday that it will stream the M3 - Sono Kuroki Hagane television anime series under the title M3 that dark metal as it premieres in Japan. The streaming will debut on Monday at 1:05 p.m. ET, and new episodes will be added every week immediately after they air in Japan. Daisuki describes the story: A distorted, endlessly black darkness. The location where the dark swallowed everything and took everything from us has become known as the Lightless Realm.
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Ghibli's Takahata to Present Kaguya at France's Annecy

French film festival to honor Takahata ― France's annual Annecy International Animation Film Festival announced on Friday that The Tale of Princess Kaguya, the latest film from Isao Takahata (Grave of the Fireflies, Only Yesterday,Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind), will open the festival. Takahata will appear during the screening on June 9. The festival will also give Takahata an Honorary Award to salute his career and contributions to animation. “Filmmaker of an exceptional scale, Mr. Takahata is also a great humanist whose work has become a reference for those who believe in the greatness of animation as a cinematic art form," said Festival Artistic Director Marcel Jean.
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