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House of 1000 Manga - Gen Manga

Shaenon does the impossible and tries to marathon all of One Piece in a... wait, nope, this is about quirky underground manga from publisher Gen! ― Gen Manga My colleague Jason just spent the past two weeks of this column covering Naruto, the most popular manga of all time, at least in the U.S. It got such a positive response that we've decided to go all-mainstream, all the time. Which is why this w...
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The X Button - Sega Visions

This week, we ask ourselves just why we like Sega! Plus Rodea, high-school comedy, Persona, and a small goodbye to a small developer. ― We're talking about Sega this week. To get down to it, we're talking about Sega's legacy: the triumphs, the failures, and the fan devotion that endures in ways precious and disconcerting. If you want a good example of that mixture of appreciation and nostalgia, look...
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RIGHT TURN ONLY!! - Sunny Side Up

Winter may be coming, but it's still a sunny Eden in here, with new volumes of, well, Sunny and Cage of Eden, along with Food Wars and a digital-only series that's like a history book with nudity in this edition of RTO!! ― It's kind of amazing how a random old object, like the car in Sunny, can have such an impact on us as kids. My sisters and I built a log cabin out of all of the blow-down after a ...
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Shelf Life - Kings of Reon

This week, the trials and tribulations of magical retail work, and invading parasitic aliens.
- Fatal Fury: Legends of the Hungry Wolf
- Parasyte ep 1-6
- Yu-Sibu
― Shelf Worthy Nothing this week Stream Worthy Parasyte ep 1-6 Rental Fatal Fury: Legends of the Hungry Wolf DVD Perishable Yu-Sibu Complete Collection BD I say this every year, but I hate it when Daylight Savings Time ends. I think instea...
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Thursday, November 20

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Sentai Filmworks Announces Infinite Stratos 2's English Dub Cast

Josh Grelle, Monica Rial return from 1st season to star in follow-up ― Sentai Filmworks announced the English dub cast for the television anime Infinite Stratos 2 anime on Wednesday. The cast, under director Matt Greenfield, includes: Josh Grelle as Ichika Orimura Monica Rial as Houki Shinonono Shannon Emerick as Charlotte Dunois Tiffany Grant as Laura Bodewig Brittney Karbowski as Cecilia Alcott Hil...
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Naruto Shippuden ‒ Episode 387

"Equal parts riveting and tedious, it's a clumsy concoction of the progress we've been waiting for wedged in between more flashbacks."
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Celebrate the Final Volume of the Evangelion Manga With Canvas Sneakers

SuperGroupies, the purveyor of a wide assortment of otaku fashion accessories, is teaming up with the Evangelion store to celebrate the release of the fourteenth and last volume of Yoshiyuki Sadamoto's Neon Genesis Evangelion manga with a pair of very cool canvas sneakers. The hi-top sneakers feature a red and black color scheme, and canvas uppers that feature panels from Sadamoto's manga. The sho...
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Digital Manga's Tezuka Kickstarter Fails to Meet US$380,000 Goal

Company raised 7% of its overall goal ― North American publisher Digital Manga's Kickstarter campaign to publish Osamu Tezuka's 13-volume The Three-eyed One and seven-volume Rainbow Parakeet manga failed to meet its US$380,000 goal on Thursday. The company raised US$26,971, or approximately 7% of its total. The campaign had additional stretch goals to publish Wonder Three, Alabaster, Vampires, and Bi...
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Japanese Comic Ranking, November 10-16

My Love Story!!, Naruto, Ane no Kekkon, Ajin - Demi-Human, L DK in top 5 ― Rank Title Est. Weekly Copies Est. Total Copies Release Date Publisher Author Highest Rank Weeks on List 1 My Love Story!! 7 140,419 140,419 2014/11 Shueisha Art: Aruko / Story: Kazune Kawahara 1 1 2 Naruto 71 135,052 761,470 2014/11 Shueisha Masashi Kishimoto 1 3 3 Ane no Kekkon 8 107,672 109,165 2014/11 Shogakukan Keiko Nis...
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Shirobako ‒ Episode 7

"If Shirobako continues in this direction, it could prove itself to be something not just entertaining and thoughtful, but truly original and great."
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Somebody Recreated the Entirety of Tokyo Disneyland in Minecraft

We've seen some cool Minecraft creations over the years, including scenes from Spirited Away and Attack on Titan, and this one is no exception. Disney-lover ぷんすけ has painstakingly recreated every nook and cranny of Tokyo Disneyland, including parking garages, and the Tokyo Disneyland Hotel, and even the insides of several rides (watch the video below to see a tour of Winnie the Pooh's Hunny Hunt, ...
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Dragon Ball Z: Dokkan Battle Smartphone Game Previewed in Trailer

Smartphone fighting game is slated for this winter ― Bandai Namco Games began streaming a trailer for the upcoming Dragon Ball Z: Dokkan Battle smartphone fighting game on Thursday. The game lets players fight against many iconic Dragon Ball Z characters while traversing a world map. Those who pre-register for the game will obtain Trunks as a playable character. The game is slated for release this wi...
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Watch the PG RX-0 Unicorn Gundam Kit Assemble Itself In This Ad

In a recent advertisement for the Perfect Grade 1:60 scale RX-0 Unicorn Gundam, the model virtually assembles itself, then transforms to show off its Destroy and Unchained modes. The finished model is fully poseable and comes with a handful of fun features, including the ability to transform without reassembly, and an LED system that makes it look like the Psycho-Frame is glowing. It also comes wi...
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Alice in the Country of Hearts Stage Play Announces Main Cast

Actors unveiled for Alice, Blood, Elliot, Vivaldi, Gowland ― The official website for the stage musical adaptation of QuinRose's Alice in the Country of Hearts (Heart no Kuni no Alice ~Wonderful Wonder World~) game announced the main cast on Thursday. The musical will run from February 4 to February 11 in Tokyo. The cast includes: Kiyo Matsumoto (Amnesia the musical) as Alice Liddell Yū Yoshioka (Pri...
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Fuchiko is Ready to Do Battle in Kantai Collection Crossover

The popular drink buddy "Fuchiko no Cup" is getting a battleship makeover courtesy of Kantai Collection -Kan Colle-. The six cute figures are ready to hop into any beverage and take claim victory like only an anthropomorphic battleship can! Kadokawa is releasing the six-figure collection that includes “Sitting Akagi,” “Lemon and Kaga,” “Fubuki Holding On,” “Propped-Up Kongo,” “Hanging Shimakaze,”...
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Mobile RPG Soul Knight Kickstarter Reaches Goal

Game with Disgaea game director added Hiroshi Kato as background designer ― Awesome Japan's Kickstarter campaign for Plantago Games' mobile role-playing game Soul Knight reached its goal of US$60,000 on Thursday. The goal of the project is to recreate the "good 'ole JRPG" on a smartphone platform. A turn-based game, Soul Knight will also allow players to play with up to four friends. The game feature...
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House of 1000 Manga - Gen Manga

Shaenon does the impossible and tries to marathon all of One Piece in a... wait, nope, this is about quirky underground manga from publisher Gen! ― Gen Manga My colleague Jason just spent the past two weeks of this column covering Naruto, the most popular manga of all time, at least in the U.S. It got such a positive response that we've decided to go all-mainstream, all the time. Which is why this w...
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Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire Anime Short English-Dubbed

Pokémon undergo Mega Evolution, Primal Reversion in Hoenn region from November 21 games ― The Pokemon Company streamed the English dub of the "Mega Special Animation" short inspired by the Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire games on Thursday. The short features Pokémon undergoing the newly discovered Mega Evolution and Primal Reversion in the Hoenn region. Daiki Tomiyasu (episodes of Pocke...
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12-Minute Guilty Gear Xrd -Sign- Promo Shows Playable Characters, Multiple Modes

PS3/PS4 fighting game to ship on December 4 ― Arc System Works began streaming a new 12-minute store promotional video for its Guilty Gear Xrd -Sign- PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 game on Thursday. The video previews the game's multiple modes, including challange, mission, training and others. The online matchmaking mode will allow PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 owners battle against each other. A...
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Godzilla PS3 Game's 3rd Promo Video Previews Rival Battles

King Ghidorah, Biollante, Mothra, Mecha Godzilla, Jet Jaguar, Hedorah, Destoroyah, more in December 18 game ― Bandai Namco Games began streaming the third promotional trailer for the PlayStation 3 game Godzilla on Thursday. The video previews many of Godzilla's iconic fights against monsters from the franchise. The narrator notes that the game commemorates the 60th anniversary of the titular monster....

Ghost in the Shell Online Shooter Game Previewed in Trailer

Nexon Korea's "hacking FPS" originally slated for early 2014 ― Nexon Korea began streaming a trailer for the upcoming Ghost in the Shell: First Connection Online game on Wednesday during the G-STAR 2014 game exhibition. The trailer features the game's first-person shooter gameplay and previews mechanics found within the game. Players can choose from multiple attributes: Speed, which increases a chara...
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'Gum Kare!' Handsome Chewing Gum Boyfriends Want You to Bite Them

Kazuya Nakai, Yuuki Kaji, Kenichi Suzumura, more voice Lotte's brands of gum ― Sources like Sankei Biz reported in September that Japanese youths have begun distancing themselves from chewing gum. Since 2004 at its peak with sales of 188.1 billion yen (about US$1.586 billion), the gum market in Japan has increasingly fallen, with sales being cut by two-thirds as of 2013. The companies blame the use o...
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Dawn of the Arcana's Rei Tōma Launches New Series in February

Series centering on wife of a God to run in Shogakukan's Cheese magzine ― The January issue of Shogakukan's Monthly Cheese! magazine is announcing on Saturday that Rei Tōma will launch a new series in the magazine's April 2015 issue in February. The manga will feature the wife of a God as the protagonist. Tōma will end her Rokka Melt - Fiancé wa Yukiotoko (Rokka Melt - Fiancés Are Abominable Snowmen...
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Studio Ghibli Documentary's Trailer English-Subtitled

The Kingdom of Dreams & Madness to open in NYC on November 28, & be sold via download on December 9 ― North American distributor GKids will begin playing the Studio Ghibli documentary The Kingdom of Dreams & Madness (Yume to Kyōki no Ōkoku) on November 28 in New York City. It also began streaming an English-subtitled trailer: GKids will release the film via digital download on December 9, and on DVD ...

Wednesday, November 19

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1st Knights of Sidonia Season Gets Compilation Film

Director Shizuno compiles all 12 episodes with new sequences, redone sound effects in March ― The January issue of Kodansha's Monthly Afternoon magazine is announcing on Tuesday that a theatrical film edition of the first Knights of Sidonia television anime season will open next March. The film will be a compilation of all 12 episodes of the season with new sequences and redone sound effects. Kobun S...

Tsutomu Nihei's Blame Manga Gets Animated in Knights of Sidonia

2nd Knights of Sidonia season to premiere next April with new director ― The January issue of Kodansha's Monthly Afternoon magazine is announcing on Tuesday that Tsutomu Nihei's Blame! manga will be animated within Sidonia no Kishi: Dai-kyū Wakusei Seneki (Knights of Sidonia: War of the Ninth Planet), the second Knights of Sidonia anime season. The second Knights of Sidonia season will premiere next ...

Aniplex USA Adds Expelled from Paradise Anime Film

FMA director Mizushima & Madoka Magica writer Urobuchi's film to play in 15 U.S. theaters ― Aniplex of America announced during its live streaming show on Wednesday that it will release the Rakuen Tsuihō - Expelled from Paradise anime movie. It will show the film in 15 theaters across the United States starting December 13, and moviegoers will receive a free exclusive poster, while supplies last. Tic...

Aniplex USA Adds Durarara!!×2 TV Anime

Streams on Aniplex Channel, Hulu, and Crunchyroll ― Aniplex of America announced during its live streaming show on Wednesday that it is offering the Durarara!!×2 television anime series. Durarara!!×2 adapts Ryohgo Narita's original light novels and and is the sequel to 2010's Durarara!! television anime. Takahiro Omori is directing the anime at new studio Shuka with series composition by Noboru Takag...

New The Last -Naruto the Movie- Image Features Naruto x Hinata

More story info, tie-in campaigns revealed for film opening on December 6 ― This year's 52nd issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine is revealing a new image from the upcoming The Last -Naruto the Movie- film on Saturday. The new image features Naruto and Hinata. [Warning: The image below and its accompanying text has spoilers for the final chapter of the Naruto manga.] The new image features...
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Parasyte -the maxim- ‒ Episode 7

"Parasyte continues to become more fascinating and confident as its twisted narrative unwinds."
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Nominations for Top Buzzwords of 2014 are In

"Kabe don," Yo-kai Watch, "Let It Go" among them ― Every year the Jiyuu Kokumin Sha holds awards for the top buzzwords in Japan that year called the Ryuukougo Taishou. On November 19 the 50 nominees for this year's awards were announced. The nominee list is a snappy overview of the top trends in Japanese public (and particularly web) discourse over the year. Of interest to anime and manga fans is "ka...
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V Jump, Furyu's The Legend of Legacy RPG's Promos, Gameplay Trailer Streamed

3DS game goes on sale in Japan on January 22, 2015 ― FuRyu released the second promotional video for The Legend of Legacy Nintendo 3DS role-playing game on Tuesday. The trailer introduces the game's main characters. Masataka Matsura (Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky) is directing the game. Ryo Hirao (Final Fantasy XII) is designing the characters based on original designs by Tomomi Kobayashi...
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Gundam Build Fighters Try ‒ Episode 7

"Forget about who deserves or needs to win the most. Love for the game is all that matters."
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Tsukuroi Tatsu Hito Live-Action Film's Trailer Streamed

Film based on Aoi Ikebe's dressmaking manga to premiere on January 31 ― A trailer for the upcoming live-action film adaptation of Aoi Ikebe's Tsukuroi Tatsu Hito manga began streaming on Wednesday. The trailer features the film's theme song, "Kitte no Nai Okurimono" (A Present with No Stamp) by Ken Hirai. The website also unveiled the official poster for the movie (seen right). Comic Natalie streamed...
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Fan Recreates Final Fantasy VII's Gaia in Little Big Planet 2

Jamie Colliver took it upon himself to recreate Final Fantasy VII in its entirety using the creation tools in Little Big Planet 2 and the results are adorable. In a playlist of over 100 video clips, fans can settle in for a bit of super-deformed nostalgia as Square-Enix's story replays with a different look. Colliver recreated the whole story of the course of two years and 31 playable levels. The ...
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Ani-Song World Tour Announces Performers for Las Vegas Shows

2-day event will host Jam Project, Yoko Ishida, Yousei Teikoku, ChouCho, Faylan, Sayaka Sasaki, and bamboo from the group milktub ― The 2015 Ani-Song World Tour event in Las Vegas announced its band line-up on Tuesday. The two-day event will host Jam Project, Yoko Ishida, Yousei Teikoku, ChouCho, Faylan, Sayaka Sasaki, and bamboo from the group milktub. JAM Project, which stands for Japan Animation-s...
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Chaika - The Coffin Princess Avenging Battle ‒ Episode 7

"For all its good points, the series is in danger of taking it too slow for too long."

Japan's Video Game Rankings, November 10-16

One Piece, Hanayamata, Dengeki Bunko Fighting Climax games debut ― Japan's Game Ranking: November 10-16 Rank System Title Maker Release Date Weekly Copies Total Copies 4Gamer Reader Review 1PS3 Call of Duty Advanced Warfare (Subtitled Edition) Square Enix November 13 79,586 79,586 2PS3 World Soccer Winning Eleven 2015 Konami November 13 71,303 71,303 3PS4 Call of Duty Advanced Warfare (Subtitled Edit...

Japanese Diet Members Form Manga/Anime/Game Caucus

Group aims to preserve materials related to anime, manga, games; introduce tax breaks for creators ― Japanese Diet member Taro Yamada (pictured right) announced on Twitter that he and other politicians formed a caucus to discuss manga, anime and games. Yamada will serve as head of the group and promises to "work hard in order to protect the manga, anime, and games." According to the Tweet, the group ...

Live-Action Attack on Titan Films' Eren, Mikasa, 11 Others Unveiled in Costume

7 of 13 characters are original to film version ― Japanese film news websites Eiga.com and Sanspo unveiled the first character visuals for the upcoming live-action Attack on Titan films. The cast includes: Haruma Miura as Eren Kiko Mizuhara as Mikasa Kanata Hongo as Armin Satomi Ishihara as Hans/Hanji Nanami Sakuraba as Sasha Takahiro Miura as Jean Hiroki Hasegawa as Shikishima Ayame Misaki as Hiana ...
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Tiger & Bunny Characters Get Raccoon Makeovers For Rascal Collaboration

The characters of Tiger & Bunny - The Rising - are getting a unique makeover... into adorable raccoons, thanks to a new collaboration between the movie and Rascal the Raccoon. The crossover shows Kotetsu, Barnaby, and Ryan as pudgy-faced raccoons, and can be purchased as a variety of goods: Canvas tote (2 designs) (2,000 yen [about US$17]) Zippered pouch (2,000 yen [about US$17]) Sports towel (2 d...
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Final Fantasy Series Gets Its 1st Magazine

Publication includes game news, item codes ― Japanese convenience store Lawson's online store is now accepting pre-orders for Final Fantasy Magazine, which is billed as the first magazine specializing in Final Fantasy news. The first issue, for winter 2014, will ship on Friday. The magazine will retail for 700 yen (about US$6) and include game news as well as item codes for six Final Fantasy games: F...
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North American Anime, Manga Releases, November 16-22

The Wind Rises film; Yu-Sibu anime; Gou-dere Sora Nagihara, Prophecy, Resident Evil: The Marhawa Desire manga; A Certain Magical Index novel ship ― Anime Releases Title Publisher Suggested Retail Price Date A Certain Magical Index Season 1 Blu-ray/DVD CompletePlease Funimation Entertainment US$49.98 November 18 Death Note Complete SeriesPlease Viz Media US$44.82 November 18 I Couldn't Become a Hero, ...
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SCREEN mode Performs Yoru no Yatterman Opening Song

Anime series celebrating 40th anniversary of the Time Bokan franchise to premiere in January ― The official website for the group SCREEN mode (Gingitsune and Gundam Build Fighters Try ending themes) announced on Wednesday that they will perform the opening theme "Kyokugen Dreamer" (Limit Dreamer) for the upcoming Yoru no Yatterman anime series. Yoru no Yatterman will premiere January 2015. The group...
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The X Button - Sega Visions

This week, we ask ourselves just why we like Sega! Plus Rodea, high-school comedy, Persona, and a small goodbye to a small developer. ― We're talking about Sega this week. To get down to it, we're talking about Sega's legacy: the triumphs, the failures, and the fan devotion that endures in ways precious and disconcerting. If you want a good example of that mixture of appreciation and nostalgia, look...
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Yona of the Dawn ‒ Episode 7

"This episode may be set up, but it still gives us a lot to think about as Yona prepares to make her next move."
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Most In Demand Voice Actresses of 2014

This year has seen over 100 different anime series on the television airways, along with plenty of anime films in theaters, and direct-to-DVD releases bundled with reader's favorite manga. Nikkei Entertainment looked at all the anime released from January to September, evaluated its cast, and ranked the most in-demand voice actresses for the year based on their number of lead roles. The number one...

Yoshitsugu Matsuoka, Rina Hidaka, Manami Numakura Lead Unlimited Fafnir Anime's Cast

Anime of action light novel series to premiere in January ― The official website for the anime adaptation of Tsukasa's Jūō Mujin no Fafnir (Unlimited Fafnir) light novel series announced on Wednesday the main cast members for the series: Yoshitsugu Matsuoka (The Idolm@ster, Sword Art Online) as Yū Mononobe Rina Hidaka (Heaven's Memo Pad, Tamako Love Story) as Iris Freyja Manami Numakura (The Idolm@st...
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Cuddle Up With These New Ichiban Kuji Pokémon Prizes

Win plushies, hooded blankets, powder room supplies, and more! ― There's nothing more calming than a fuzzy friend by your side to cuddle up with on a warm day. That reassuring quality can easily be doubled if your companion is something as adorable and iconic as a Pokémon. Now, with Ichiban Kuji's latest lineup of lottery prizes, you too can have a chance to win one of several items based on the soot...
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Phantasy Star Online 2 Stage Play's Promo, Cast Comment Video Streamed

Voice talents Shouta Aoi, Emi Nitta, Kazuhiko Inoue, Hiroki Takahashi, Atsuko Enomoto, more star in December play ― Sega began streaming a promotional video on Wednesday for its upcoming Phantasy Star Online 2 stage play, "Phantasy Star Online 2-ON STAGE-". The video features the cast members in costume: The video also unveils the story of the play. The story revolves around normal male high school s...
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Haikyu! Jump Special Anime Festa Anime Gets DVD Release

Mark Ishii stars as Lev in episode to ship in bundle with manga on March 4 ― This year's 52nd issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine is announcing on Monday that the special episode of Haikyu!! shown at the Jump Anime Festa event earlier this month is scheduled to be released on DVD in Japan in a limited edition bundle with the 15th compiled volume of Haruichi Furudate original Haikyu!! mang...
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3rd Kuroko's Basketball Anime Slated to Premiere on January 10

This year's 52nd issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine is announcing on Saturday that the third Kuroko's Basketball television anime season will premiere on January 10 at 26:58 (effectively January 11 at 2:58 a.m.) on the MBS station. It will then premiere on Tokyo MX TV station and on the BS11 channel on January 13. Weekly Shonen Jump also unveiled a new illustration of players Akashi a...

Rokka no Yūsha Fantasy Light Novels Get TV Anime

6 heroes are chosen to save the world from a dark enemy — but 7 show up ― The wraparound jacket band on Kei Toru's third Rokka no Yūsha manga volume is announcing on Friday that a television anime adaptation of Ishio Yamagata's original Rokka no Yūsha fantasy light novel series has been green-lit. 「六花の勇者」TVアニメ化決定 pic.twitter.com/ajaYpsKNwj— IEEE802.11 (@IEEE80211) November 19, 2014 The story centers ...

'Listen to Me, Girls. I Am Your Father!' Novels Get New Original Video Anime

18th & last novel volume to ship on March 25; 17th volume to bundle drama CD ― This year's 52nd issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine is announcing on Saturday that Tomohiro Matsu's 18th and last Listen to Me, Girls. I Am Your Father! (Papa no Iu Koto o Kikinasai!) light novel volume will bundle a new original video anime (OVA). The bundle with the "Ijin-tachi to no Haru" original video ani...

Masashi Kishimoto to Start Work on Next Title After Naruto After Next Summer

New Naruto manga mini-series to launch in April along with art exhibit ― The January issue of Kadokawa's Entermix magazine is publishing an interview with Naruto manga creator Masashi Kishimoto on Friday. In the interview, Kishimoto says that he will start the new Naruto spinoff manga mini-series in Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine next spring. Entermix specifies that the mini-series will launc...

Tuesday, November 18

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A Silent Voice Author Ōima Wants to Draw Sci-Fi, Fantasy

Artist's next series teased with rough sketches, interview ― This year's 51st issue of Kodansha's Weekly Shonen Magazine unveiled rough drafts of character designs for A Silent Voice - Koe no Katachi author Yoshitoki Ōima's next series on Wednesday. The designs and story are not yet final, but Ōima told the magazine that she would like to draw something different from her past work. "Next, I want to...

Idea Factory to Release Omega Quintet Game in N. America, Europe in Spring 2015

Compile Heart's RPG/idol simulation hybrid game shipped on PS4 in Japan in October ― Idea Factory International announced on Tuesday that it will release Compile Heart's Omega Quintet hybrid role-playing and idol-simulation game on the PlayStation 4 in North America and Europe in spring 2015. The company will release the title physically and digitally. Idea Factory International describes the game as...
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3rd Animator Expo Short is "ME!ME!ME!" TeddyLoid Music Video

Music video about being "attacked and ravished by many girls" debuts on Friday ― Japan Animator Expo, the project of weekly anime shorts from Hideaki Anno's studio Khara and the media company Dwango, announced on Monday that the third short in the project will be a music video titled "ME!ME!ME!" The music video will debut on the website on Friday. Niconico is currently streaming a preview for the wor...
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Trinity Seven ‒ Episode 7

The plot moves forward a little but it isn't enough to maintain Trinity Seven's weekly reviews.
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Get Ready for the Human Instrumentality Project with Evangelion 2015 Calendars

2015 is approaching quickly, and that means only one thing—Angels. Not the nice ones with the halos and the soft wings—the mean, gigantic, humanity-destroying ones. Next year marks the start of events in Neon Genesis Evangelion, and there's no better way to herald the death and rebirth of our world than with an official Evangelion 2015 calendar. Luckily, for fans who like variety, there ...

Hatsune Miku Project Diva F 2nd North American Launch Trailer Streamed

Video shows customizable items, music video maker, more ― The PlayStation channel began streaming the North American launch trailer for the Playstation 3 and PS Vita game Hatsune Miku -Project DIVA F 2nd- on Tuesday. The video includes the songs "Decorator" by livetune and introduces some customizable items, the game's music video editing feature, and more. Those who preordered the game received the ...
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Author Naoki Hyakuta Thinks Hayao Miyazaki's Got a Few Screws Loose

Best-selling author and screenwriter Naoki Hyakuta (Kaizoku to Yobareta Otoko, The Eternal Zero) and acclaimed animated film director Hayao Miyazaki are entangled in a bit of a feud that reached a boiling point this weekend. The tiff started regarding Hyakuta's novel The Eternal Zero about two grandchildren trying to find the truth about their grandfather's death, a Kamikaze pilot who had no inter...
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Guilty Gear Xrd -Sign- Story Mode Trailer Streamed

North American release slated for December 16 ― Arc System Works began streaming the story mode trailer for its Guilty Gear Xrd -Sign- PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 game on Friday. The game will ship in Japan on December 4, followed by the North American version on December 16. The game will be available for the PlayStation 3 for US$69.99 and PlayStation 4 for US$79.99. As a launch bonus, the DLC c...
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The Labyrinth of Grisaia Sequel Visual Novel Gets Manga

Manga based on The Fruit of Grisaia ended this week ― Shū Hirose's Grisaia no Kajitsu ~Sanctuary Fellows~ manga adapting Frontwing's The Fruit of Grisaia (Le Fruit de la Grisaia) visual novel ended on Tuesday with an announcement that a new series based on the visual novel's sequel, The Labyrinth of Grisaia (Grisaia no Meikyū/Le Labyrinthe de la Grisaia), will begin on December 16 in Akita Shoten's C...
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Yowamushi Pedal Christmas Roll Cakes Come in 37 Types

Priroll is offering 37 different Christmas roll cakes featuring characters from the Yowamushi Pedal Grande Road anime series. Designs either feature screenshots from the television series or super-deformed renditions of the characters printed on the cake in edible ink. Each cake comes with with an original sticker and costs 2,057 (about US$18). Source: Comic Natalie
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Kyudo Boys' Keiko Nishi to Launch Ta-Tan Manga in Big Comic Original

Also: new series based on Agatha Christie's The A.B.C. Murders, more ― This year's 23rd issue of Shogakukan's Big Comic Original will announce on Thursday that it will launch three new series and one one-shot manga in the coming issues. Keiko Nishi will begin a new series titled Ta-Tan in next year's second issue of the magazine. This will be the josei manga artist's first series in a seinen magazine...
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Star-Struck Miyavi Meets Hayao Miyazaki

Just because you're a chart-topping musician and producer, and you're hanging out with Angelina Jolie on the red carpet for her next directorial project (Miyavi is playing Imperial Japanese Army Sergeant Mutsuhiro Watanabe in Unbroken), doesn't mean you don't still get starstruck. A week ago, Miyavi had the chance to exchange a few words with Hayao Miyazaki at the Governors Awards. As he wrote in ...
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Mizuki Sakakibara's Tiger & Bunny Manga to End

Viz Media is publishing the series in N. America ― The 159th issue of Niwango's Kadokawa Niconico Ace announced on Tuesday that Mizuki Sakakibara's Tiger & Bunny manga adaptation will end on December 16. The original anime series centers around heroes for hire — super powered beings known as NEXT who wear sponsor logos while fighting crime on live television. The original series premiered in 2011. K...
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FROGMAN's 1st The Rose of Versailles Parody Short Streamed

"Channel 5.5" series has also parodied Ghost in the Shell, Lupin III, more ― DLE Inc. began streaming the first animated short of FROGMAN's Rose of Versailles remake for the parody project "Channel 5.5" on Sunday. Mayo Suzukaze, who played Oscar in the stage musicals of The Rose of Versailles at the Takarazuka Revue, is reprising her role in this and upcoming shorts. Sora Amamiya plays Marie Antoinet...
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RIGHT TURN ONLY!! - Sunny Side Up

Winter may be coming, but it's still a sunny Eden in here, with new volumes of, well, Sunny and Cage of Eden, along with Food Wars and a digital-only series that's like a history book with nudity in this edition of RTO!! ― It's kind of amazing how a random old object, like the car in Sunny, can have such an impact on us as kids. My sisters and I built a log cabin out of all of the blow-down after a ...

Ayane Sakura, Haruka Tomatsu Join My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU Anime's 2nd Season's Cast

Also: 1st character designs unveiled for series premiering this coming spring ― The staff of the Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Come wa Machigatteiru. Zoku sequel anime announced on Tuesday that Ayane Sakura (Dream Eater Merry, You Lie in April) and Haruka Tomatsu (Zettai Karen Children, Coppelion) will join the cast of the series. Sakura will play Iroha Isshoku, while Tomatsu will play Kaori Orimoto. Th...
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Final Fantasy Franchise Gets 3 New Smartphone Apps in 2015

Final Fantasy Legends: Jikū no Suishō, Final Fantasy: Brave Exvius, franchise app with Triple Triad mini-game announced ― Square Enix announced at its “Final Fantasy for Smartphone 2015 New Work Announcement Conference” press conference in Tokyo that it will release two new Final Fantasy games for smartphone devices sometime this winter. The games- titled Final Fantasy Legends: Jikū no Suishō (Final ...
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Japanese Box Office, November 8-9

Clover, Kin Kyori Renai, Eiga HappinessCharge PreCure!, Stand By Me Doraemon rank in top 10 ― The live-action film of Toriko Chiya's Clover manga fell from #2 to #3 in its second week. The film stars Emi Takei (Rurouni Kenshin's Kaoru) as Saya, a young office lady (OL) who's never had a romantic relationship because she never gave up on a boy she liked in middle school. KANJANI Eight band member Tada...
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Japan's Animation DVD Ranking, November 10-16

Yo-kai Watch Box 1 sells 2,136, followed by Crayon Shin-chan, Persona 4 the Golden, Crows Explode, Bodacious Space Pirates movie ― The standard edition of Crows Explode sold 1,400 more copies for a new total of 18,914. In its fourth week, it dropped from #13 to #18. Pacific Rim sold 1,104 more copies for a new total of 24,299. In its 11th week, rose from #25 to #22. Gekijō-ban Kamen Rider Gaim Soccer...

Japan's Animation Blu-ray Disc Ranking, November 10-16

Edge of Tomorrow sells 24,090 + 7,550, followed by Bodacious Space Pirates movie, Persona 4 the Golden, Tales of Festival, Sailor Moon Crystal ― The All You Need Is Kill (Edge of Tomorrow) Blu-ray & DVD set sold 24,090 copies to debut at #2 on the overall Blu-ray Disc chart. The movie's 3D & 2D Blu-ray Set sold 7,550 copies at #6. The limited first edition of Tales of Festival 2014 was #12 with 3,776...

Film Actor Ken Takakura Passes Away

Star of Abashiri Prison, Golgo 13, The Yellow Handkerchief, Black Rain, Dearest ― Film actor Ken Takakura passed away on November 10 at 3:49 a.m. in a Tokyo hospital due to lymphoma. He was 83. Takakura was born under the name Kōichi Oda in Fukuoka Prefecture. He graduated from Meiji University's School of Commerce and joined Toei in 1955 as part of Toei's second round of "New Face" talent. He became...
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Ghibli's Princess Kaguya Grosses US$373,489 After 5th Weekend

Isao Takahata's anime to open in more theaters across the U.S. ― Box Office Mojo is estimating that Studio Ghibli and Isao Takahata's The Tale of the Princess Kaguya earned a fifth weekend gross of US$40,472 in North America, bringing an overall total of US$373,489. The film is currently not ranked for the weekend, ranked #24 in the highest grossing anime films, and #26 in highest grossing opening we...
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Fan Re-imagines Yowapeda Cast As Tim Burton-Style Characters

Twitter user @dorothyy7 has garnered a lot of attention for an inspired piece of fanart, which re-imagines the cast of Yowamushi Pedal in the style of Tim Burton drawings. 総北箱学〜ティム・バートン風味〜 pic.twitter.com/r8vbFn2Kjj— どろしー (@dorothyy7) November 15, 2014 The piece of art has been a hit online, with over 2.5k retweets and almost 5k favorites on Twitter. [Via Nijimen]

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Yōkai Watch's Jibanyan Ousts Pikachu From the World Hobby Fair Spotlight

For a while now, Yokai Watch has been creeping slowly into Pokemon's limelight, displacing Pikachu and friends from the annual McDonalds calendar and topping merchandise sales charts. Just last week, Bandai even announced that the property is outselling Gundam. With the announcement of next year's Next Generation World Hobby Fair dates and venues, it appears that Pikachu has been pushed away even ...
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4 Live-Action Parasyte TV Ads Preview Bump of Chicken Song, Action

1st of 2 films based on Hitoshi Iwaaki's manga premieres in Japan on November 29 ― The official website for the live-action Parasyte film began streaming four new TV commercials for the upcoming live-action films of Hitoshi Iwaaki's Parasyte (Kiseiju) science-fiction horror manga on Sunday. The commercials feature the theme song "Parade" by Bump of Chicken. Sinichi: My right hand! Migi: I ate it! Shi...
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Nozoki Ana Spinoff Manga Nozo x Kimi Gets 3rd Video Anime

3rd OVA following Michiru, Kimio to ship in February with 6th manga volume ― The wraparound band on the fifth volume of Wakoh Honna's Nozoki Ana spinoff manga Nozo x Kimi (Nozomi x Kimio) revealed on Tuesday that the series will get a third original video anime. Shogakukan will bundle the DVD with a limited edition of the sixth compiled volume on February 18. The "Sonoda Michiru" episode will follow ...
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Yowamushi Pedal Grande Road ‒ Episode 7

"This was a real in-betweener episode where a lot of small events happened one after another with hardly any substance. "

Crayon Shin-chan/Eureka Seven AO Voice Actor Rokuro Naya Passes Away

Saint Seiya/Yu Yu Hakusho actor won Merit Award at 8th Annual Seiyū Awards in February ― The website for the Sports Nippon newspaper reported on Tuesday that Crayon Shin-chan voice actor Rokuro Naya passed away on Monday. He was 82. Naya was born in Tokyo and he was a member of a theatrical troupe until he made his voice acting debut in 1969 with Yōkai Ningen Bem. Over the years he has played many an...
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Power Up with Baki the Grappler Energy Drinks

Ingredients include ants, scorpions, seahorses ― Alpron Group, a producer of sports supplements, is releasing energy drinks based on the fighting manga and anime Baki the Grappler. The cans come in two different sizes (250 mL and 350 mL, or 8.5 and 11.8 fluid ounces) and two different varieties — one depicting Baki and one showing his father Yūjirō. The drink claims to contain "history's highest...
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Shelf Life - Kings of Reon

This week, the trials and tribulations of magical retail work, and invading parasitic aliens.
- Fatal Fury: Legends of the Hungry Wolf
- Parasyte ep 1-6
- Yu-Sibu
― Shelf Worthy Nothing this week Stream Worthy Parasyte ep 1-6 Rental Fatal Fury: Legends of the Hungry Wolf DVD Perishable Yu-Sibu Complete Collection BD I say this every year, but I hate it when Daylight Savings Time ends. I think instea...
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Persona Q's English Gameplay Videos Streamed

Atlus USA Q&A video also posted ― Atlus USA streamed four three gameplay trailers for its upcoming Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth Nintendo 3DS game on Thursday. The videos introduce battles, the map system, and FOEs. Atlus USA's press relations manager John Harden also answered questions about the game in a recent video. Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth shipped in Japan for Nintendo 3DS on June...
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Studio Ghibli Documentary Screening in Pittsburgh, Los Angeles

The Kingdom of Dreams & Madness to play on Tuesday in Pittsburgh, November 23 in LA ― Director Mami Sunada's The Kingdom of Dreams & Madness (Yume to Kyōki no Ōkoku) documentary film about Studio Ghibli will screen on Tuesday in Pittsburgh and in Los Angeles on November 23. The Pittsburgh screening is part of the Three Rivers Film Fetsival and the L.A. screening is part of Cinefamily's five-day Anima...
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When Supernatural Battles Became Commonplace ‒ Episode 7

"While other shows have done a respectable job of examining chuunibyou from an insider's perspective, When Supernatural Battles Became Commonplace goes a step further."

Attack on Titan Gets 'Lost Girls' Novel Spinoff

Anime scriptwriter Hiroshi Seko to pen novel ― Amazon Japan and other retailers are listing an Attack on Titan novel titled Lost Girls, which will ship on December 9 from Kodansha Comics Deluxe. Hiroshi Seko, who worked on the script for several of the Attack on Titan anime episodes, will write the novel. Hajime Isayama is listed as the original creator and the Attack on Titan Production Committee is...

Sentai Filmworks Adds Familiar of Zero: Knight of the Twin Moons Anime

Company previously licensed 1st & 4th TV anime, not 2nd & 3rd ― Sentai Filmworks announced on Monday that it has licensed the second The Familiar of Zero anime, The Familiar of Zero: Knight of the Twin Moons (Zero no Tsukaima: Futatsuki no Kishi). The company plans to release the series digitally and on home video. The series aired in 2007. Sentai Filmworks describes the series: Louise the Zero and h...
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Mushishi: The Next Chapter ‒ Episode 15

"One of the mushier episodes of Mushi-Shi in the best kind of way."
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Fuchico Spreads Some Christmas Cheer Around the Cup

Stamp campaign for use with LINE also available. ― With Christmas coming up next month, people are already trying to figure out their plans. Thoughts like, "what present should I get my friends?" or "how should I decorate for my party?" are rushing through people's heads. In order to meet everybody's individual Christmas needs, and to spread a little Christmas cheer, designer Katsuki Tanaka at Kitan ...

Viz's Shonen Jump to Add E-Robot, Gakkyu Hotei Manga

Gakkyu Hotei drawn by Death Note's Obata ― Viz's digital anthology Weekly Shonen Jump announced on Monday that it will run the first three chapters of Ryohei Yamamoto's E-ROBOT and Nobuaki Enoki and Takeshi Obata's Gakkyu Hotei manga. E-ROBOT will premiere in the anthology's next issue on November 24 and Gakkyu Hotei will premiere in the December 1 issue. E-ROBOT, Yamamoto's first full series, will d...
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Nozomi Furuki, Emiri Katō Join The Seven Deadly Sins Cast

Furuki will play Ellen and Katō will play Luigi ― This year's 51st issue of Kodansha's Shonen Magazine is announcing on Wednesday that Nozomi Furuki (Barakamon, Chiisana Ojisan) and Emiri Katō (Pretty Rhythm Rainbow Live, Medaka Box) are joining the cast for the television anime of Nakaba Suzuki's The Seven Deadly Sins (Nanatsu no Taizai) manga. Furuki (seen left in the image) will play the characte...

Sentai Filmworks Adds The World God Only Knows: Goddesses Anime

3rd The World God Only Knows streamed on Crunchyroll in 2013 ― Sentai Filmworks announced on Monday that it has licensed the third series of The World God Only Knows anime, The World God Only Knows: Goddesses Arc (Kami nomi zo Shiru Sekai: Megami-Hen). The company plans to release the series digitally and on home video. Crunchyroll streamed the series as it aired in 2013 Sentai Filmworks describes t...

Charges Filed Against 16 in Square Enix's Hi Score Girl Manga Case

Prefectural police: Square Enix needed rights from 20 companies; only obtained 3 ― Japanese news source Sankei reported that the Osaka Prefectural Police filed charges against 16 people, including Hi Score Girl author Rensuke Oshikiri and members of the editing and publishing department at Square Enix, for copyright infringement on Monday. According to Osaka Prefectural Police, Square Enix only obta...
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Gugure! Kokkuri-san ‒ Episode 7

"Now that we're familiar with the characters and their shtick, Gugure! Kokkuri-san teeters on the edge of predictable."
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Aoi Yūki, Masami Tazawa Join Yamada-kun to 7-nin no Majo OVA's Cast

1st OVA to be bundled with manga volume releasing on December 17 ― This year's 51st issue of Kodansha's Shonen Magazine is announcing on Wednesday that Masumi Tazawa and Aoi Yuki are joining the cast of the original video anime (OVA) adaptation of Miki Yoshikawa's Yamada-kun to 7-nin no Majonga. Tazawa will play Rika Saionji, and Yūki will play Noa Takigawa. Previously announced cast members include:...

1st Key Visual For 2015 Dragon Ball Z Film Reveals Frieza

Dragon Ball Z: Fukkatsu no F has April premiere in Japan in 2D,3D ― The January 2015 issue of Shueisha's V-Jump magazine is revealing on Friday the first key visual for the upcoming 2015 Dragon Ball Z film. The magazine also unveils the film's title: Dragon Ball Z: Fukkatsu no F (Dragon Ball Z: F Is For Fukkatsu, or 'resurrection'). The image features not only Frieza, but Beerus, the villain from las...
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Japan's Animation TV Ranking, November 3-9

Magic Kaito 1412, Yōkai Watch, Dragon Ball Z Kai, Pokemon XY on list ― The live-action drama of Kyō wa Kaisha Yasumimasu. aired on NTV on Wednesday, November 5 at 10:00 p.m. and earned a 17.3% rating. The live-action drama adaptation of Nobunaga Concerto aired on Fuji TV on Monday, November 5 at 9:00 p.m. and earned a 14.6% rating. Title Station Date Time Length Average Household Rating Sazae-san Fuj...

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A Silent Voice Manga Has Anime in the Works

Final chapter of Yoshitoki Oima's Koe no Katachi manga to be published on Wednesday ― The cover page of the final chapter of Yoshitoki Oima's A Silent Voice (Koe no Katachi, or The Shape of Voice) in this year's 51st issue of Kodansha's Weekly Shonen Magazine is listing that the manga has an anime that is currently in the planning stages. The final chapter will be published on Wednesday. Crunchyroll...

Food Wars: Shokugeki no Soma's Teaser Video, Main Cast Unveiled

Risa Taneda, Minami Takahashi, Shizuka Ishigami join 2015 TV anime's cast ― The official website for the Shokugeki no Sōma (Food Wars: Shokugeki no Soma) television anime began streaming a promotional video on Monday. The same video debuted at Jump Special Anime Festa 2014 earlier this month. The website also confirmed the four main voice cast members. Yoshitsugu Matsuoka will play the titular charac...
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Kiichi Hotta's Kimi to Boku. Manga Goes on Hiatus Due to Illness

Series inspired two television anime adaptations ― The editors of Square Enix's Monthly G Fantasy magazine are announcing in the December issue on Tuesday that Kiichi Hotta's Kimi to Boku. adolescent comedy manga is going on hiatus, due to the author's health. The page reads: Kimi to Boku. Notification and Apology for Hiatus After this month's chapter, Kimi to Boku will be on hiatus because Kiichi Ho...
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Akame ga KILL! ‒ Episode 20

"A very busy (and once again very bloody) episode."
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Lord Marksman and Vanadis ‒ Episode 7

"The whole episode is just a series of events and information that Tigre solves his way through like he's playing an RPG."
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Death Note The Musical Production Videos Preview Singing

Kenji Urai, Hayato Kakizawa, Teppei Koike, Fūka Yuzuki perform at unveiling event ― Japanese talent agency HoriPro began streaming a video from the unveiling of Death Note the Musical on Wednesday. In the video, Kenji Urai and Hayato Kakizawa — the actors who share the starring role of Light Yagami — sing "Bunshiten" (Junction). JiJi Press is streaming a longer video showing song performances by Tepp...
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Wolf Girl & Black Prince ‒ Episode 7

"Episode 7 lacks much of the humor that makes the show so compelling."
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The Fruit of Grisaia ‒ Episode 7

"This episode seems symptomatic of the overall problem with this particular game adaptation: rushed, feeling like it leaves out the most important parts."
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Voice Actress Group Sphere Performs Yoru no Yatterman Ending Song

Tatsunoko animates 40th-anniversary anime series ― The official website for the voice actress group Sphere announced that they will perform the ending theme "Jōnetsu Continue" (Passion Continue) for the upcoming Yoru no Yatterman anime series. Sphere debuted the song during the "LAWSON Presents sphere's eternal tour 2014's" Makuhari concerts this past weekend, and they will release the single on Febr...
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CROSS ANGE Rondo of Angel and Dragon ‒ Episode 7

" Possibly the best episode of the series so far."

Disney's Big Hero 6 Gets Anime Short by Comedian Tekken in Japan

Story of brothers' deep bond introduced by artist famous for emotional flip-book shorts ― Disney is introducing its latest animated film, Big Hero 6, in Japan with a video animated by Tekken, a comedian famous for emotional flip-book-style anime shorts. The short features the song "Story" by popular singer AI. The adventure story revolves around Hiro, a 14-year-old boy who lost his dear brother Tadas...
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25-Episode RIN-NE Anime's Brains Base Staff, Visual Unveiled

Seiki Sugawara (D-Fragments) is directing the Kyōkai no Rinne (Rinne of the Boundary or RIN-NE) television anime at Brains Base (One Week Friends), and Michiko Yokote (Ranma 1/2, Shirobako) is in charge of the series scripts. 25 episodes are planned. The television anime of Rumiko Takahashi's manga will premiere next spring on the public broadcaster NHK's E Tele channel. The manga has 3 million co...

SawanoHiroyuki[nZk]:mizuki, Eir Aoi Perform 2nd Aldnoah.Zero Season's Songs

"&Z," "Genesis" go on sale in February after 2nd season's January premiere ― The official website for the Aldnoah.Zero television anime announced on Sunday that SawanoHiroyuki[nZk]:mizuki will perform the opening theme song "&Z" for the second season, while Eir Aoi will perform the ending theme "Genesis." The second season will premiere next January. The "&Z" single will go on sale on February 4, 201...

Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire Anime Short Streamed

Nobuhiko Okamoto, Kana Hanazawa, Akira Ishida, Eri Kitamura, Megumi Han, Shokotan, Mega Evolution, Primal Reversion featured ― The Pokemon Company streamed the "Mega Special Animation" short inspired by the upcoming Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire games on Sunday. The short features Pokémon undergoing the newly discovered Mega Evolution and Primal Reversion in the Hoenn region. Nobuhiko...

Free! Eternal Summer English Dub Casts Ian Sinclair, Jamie Marchi, More

Sinclair joins as Sosuke Yamazaki, Marchi as Gou Matsuoka ― Funimation Entertainment announced on Sunday that Ian Sinclair (Hetalia's Romano, Space Dandy's Dandy, One Piece's Brook) will play Sosuke Yamazaki and Jamie Marchi (Panty & Stocking's Panty, High School DxD's Rias Gremory) will play Gou Matsuoka in its upcoming English dub of Free! Eternal Summer. Funimation also announced the following new...
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World Trigger ‒ Episode 6

"This episode was boring and full of shortcuts, but not to the hilarious degree of last week's."
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Celestial Method ‒ Episode 7

"Celestial Method might be moving in a slightly more interesting direction if this had been episode three instead of seven."

Blood Blockade Battlefront Anime's Teaser Video Streamed

Video originally premiered at Jump Anime Festa event last week ― Toho Animation began streaming a teaser video for the television anime adaptation of Yasuhiro Nightow's Blood Blockade Battlefront (Kekkai Sensen) manga on Sunday. The video originally premiered at the Jump Anime Festa last weekend in Chiba Prefecture, Japan. Voice actor Rikiya Koyama narrates the video. Text: A new kind of a battle-act...
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Madoka Magica Joins Monster Hunter Frontier G With Costumes, Weapons

Madoka, Kyubey, Dessert Witch, Kyoko, more previewed in promotional video ― Capcom unveiled on Sunday a new collaboration between its Monster Hunter Frontier G game and the Puella Magi Madoka Magica anime. The collaboration was revealed in a promotional video: The costumes and weapons being included are: Madoka Kaname and her Fleur bow Kyubey Sayaka Miki and her Lorelei Liebe twin swords Mami Tomoe a...

Infinite Stratos 2 'World Purge' OVA's 3rd Promotional Video Streamed

Original video anime following the series girls' wildest romantic fantasies ships on November 26 ― Company Overlap began streaming a promotional video for the “World Purge Arc” Infinite Stratos 2 original video anime (OVA) on Sunday. The video features the opening theme song to the TV anime, "True Blue Traveler" by Minami Kuribayashi. Chifuyu: It's been a while since I put my hair in this style... It...
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Girls & Panzer Film's Summer 2015 Opening, New Visual Unveiled

The movie edition of Girls und Panzer, the popular anime of girls riding and fighting in tanks, will open next summer. The announcement was made at a Sunday talk show during the 18th Ōarai Angler Fish Festival at Ōarai, the Ibaraki Prefecture town that served as the model for the anime. A new visual for the film also debuted on Sunday. It features the town's real-life Ōarai Marine Tower in the bac...
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New One Piece Manga Spinoff Is One Piece Party SD Comedy

Majin no Gald's Ei Andō to launch spinoff on December 5 ― The official website for Shueisha's Saikyo Jump announced that its upcoming One Piece spinoff manga is titled One Piece Party. Ei Andō (Majin no Gald) will draw the series, which will feature super-deformed (SD) versions of Luffy and the Straw Hat Pirates. The spinoff will begin in the magazine's January issue on December 5. Shueisha began shi...
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