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Now Streaming: M3 the dark metal Episode 23

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Shelf Life - QB of the Year

This week, good fights evil in the battle against titans, witches, and high school dating.
- Attack on Titan pt 2
- Madoka Magica movies 1 & 2
- Monthly Girls' Nozaki-kun
― Shelf Worthy Attack on Titan Part 2 BD+DVD Stream Worthy Monthly Girls' Nozaki-kun ep. 1-12 Rental Madoka Magica Movies 1 & 2 BD+DVD Perishable Nothing this week It has been almost one year since I started managing the interest f...
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Fairy Tail BD+DVD - Part 11

The Tenrou Island arc ends with a series-altering twist, the kind that can easily feel desperate, like Viagra for shows who've lost their mojo. ― The Tenrou Island arc ends with a series-altering twist, the kind that can easily feel desperate, like Viagra for shows who've lost their mojo. When Hiro Mashima tries it, however, it feels less like panicked casting about for mojo-rejuvenation and more lik...
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The Mike Toole Show - A-Mazinger Stories

You've got a serious Mazinger deficiency and Dr. Mike is here with a giant robot injection. ― What was the first cartoon giant robot that was not a robot, but a robot-shaped vehicle? It's kind of an awkward question, but I'm aiming to highlight an important distinction here. After all, the classic concept of the robot involves it being at least semi-autonomous. The first few waves of anime's robot he...
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Alice in the Country of Clover: Nightmare GN

Overall, Nightmare is one of, if not the, weakest entry into the Alice manga franchise to date. ― With a series as long as the Alice in the Country of ________, there were bound to be some stinkers. Alice in the Country of Clover: Nightmare is one of them. With a main story that feels barely developed, art that renders the characters barely recognizable, and a quarter of the book given to another fra...
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ANNCast - BevMo

It's Beveridge and more on the 200th episode of ANNCast! Fandom Post's Chris Beveridge stops by to update us on the site and talk about what he's been watching but not before a quick trip down memory lane. ― ANNCast 200 - BevMo Get the Flash Player to see this player. It's Beveridge and more on the 200th episode of ANNCast! Fandom Post's Chris Beveridge stops by to update us on the site and talk abo...
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Dangan Ronpa 2: Goodbye Despair

Goodbye Despair, the second Dangan Ronpa, is exactly what you'd expect from the sequel to Trigger Happy Havoc. ― Goodbye Despair, the second Dangan Ronpa, is exactly what you'd expect from the sequel to Trigger Happy Havoc, a madcap series of murder mysteries constructed with the same pastel-spattered palette of goofy anime caricatures that belie its dark tone. A fresh crop of super geniuses arrives ...
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Answerman - Time Well Spent

Would a Japanese company ever buy a big American anime publisher? Plus, why long running shows don't stream to the West, why some shows have year-long gaps, and why Japanese fast food workers seem so freaking perky all the time! ― The crushing heat wave is finally over here in Los Angeles. I didn't get to go to the beach, but instead I sat in my apartment building's hot tub-sized pool, and then went...
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Tuesday, September 23

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Idolm@ster Voice Actress Naomi Wakabayashi Announces Pregnancy

Voice of Little Busters' Kudryavka is 5 months pregnant, but will still attend events ― 39-year-old voice actress Naomi Wakabayashi announced on Tuesday that she is five months pregnant. She expressed her joy at finally being able to announce the news, and she admitted she could barely enter the announcement text "since the monitor is so blurry [from my tears]." She is going on maternity leave, but s...
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Ryunosuke Kamiki Stars in 'Mirai Dorobō' Short by Doraemon Creator

Howl's Moving Castle/Kenshin actor in TV adaptation of Fujiko F. Fujio's sci-fi manga ― "Mirai Dorobō" (Future Thief), a science-fiction manga short by Doraemon co-creator Fujiko F. Fujio, is inspiring a live-action television adaptation in October. The adaptation will air on October 18 as part of the Yo nimo Kimyō na Monogatari '14 Aki no Tokubetsu-hen omnibus special of short stories. The story is ...
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Japan's Animation DVD Ranking, September 15-21

Haikyu sells 8,309, followed by Free, Ace of Diamond, Yowapeda, Blue Spring Ride Pacific Rim sold 3,641 more copies for a new total of 11,367. It dropped from #8 to #9 in its third week on the overall DVD chart. The DVD Special Price Edition of the live-action Rurouni Kenshin film sold 1,280 more copies for a new total of 13,704. In its 12th week, it rose from #26 to #20. The live-action film of Ki...
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Japan's Animation Blu-ray Disc Ranking, September 15-21

Free! sells 11,197, followed by Haikyu!!, Chūnibyō demo Koi ga Shitai!, Saki, Yowapeda ― The live-action film of Kiki's Delivery Service sold 1,284 copies to debut at #16 on the overall Blu-ray Disc chart. The eighth volume of Kamen Rider Gaim landed at #19 with 1,095 copies. Rank Last Week Title Weekly Copies Total Copies Release Date Maker Artist/Category Highest Rank Weeks on Chart 1 - Free! Etern...
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Mobile Suit Gundam Aggressor Manga to Launch in October

Gundam: Kokui no Kariudo's Banjou draws manga about unit of Zeon defectors ― The November issue of Shogakukan's Shonen Sunday S magazine is announcing on Thursday that Daichi Banjou will pen the Kidō Senshi Gundam Aggressor (Mobile Suit Gundam Aggressor) manga in the following issue on October 25. The manga's tagline reads, "Gundam Epic Battle!!!" The story follows the Aggressor unit, a "traitor" Fed...
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Fantasista Stella, Ane Log Each Get 2nd Anime DVDs

Fantasista Stella volume 2 planned for November, Ane Log in December ― The November issue of Shogakukan's Shonen Sunday S magazine is announcing on Thursday that Michiteru Kusaba's Fantasista Stella soccer manga and Kenji Taguchi's Ane Log - Moyako Nee-san no Tomaranai Monologue (Sister's Log - Moyako's Monologue That Won't Stop) comedy manga will get second original video anime (OVA) volumes. The se...
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Now Streaming: M3 the dark metal Episode 23

― Part 1: Part 2:
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Mirai Moriyama Plays Atom/Astro Boy in Pluto Manga's 1st Stage Play

Socrates in Love/St. Young Men star in Naoki Urasawa's re-imagining of Tezuka's world ― 30-year-old actor Mirai Moriyama (pictured bottom center in photograph) will star as Atom in the first stage play adaptation of Naoki Urasawa's popular manga Pluto next year. The production will open at the Tokyo's Bunkamura Theater Cocoon on January 9. The manga is Urasawa and producer Takashi Nagasaki's seinen d...

Monday, September 22

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Ghibli's New Princess Kaguya Trailer Previews English Dub

Film slated for release on October 17 ― Apple's iTunes service released a trailer for the English dub of Studio Ghibli and Isao Takahata's The Tale of the Princess Kaguya on Monday. The film is slated for release in North America on October 17. Chloë Grace Moretz (Kick-Ass, The 5th Wave) will star as the title character. The cast will also include James Caan, Mary Steenburgen, Darren Criss, Lucy Liu,...
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Rail Wars! ‒ Episode 12

"Unfortunately, this is the end for Rail Wars!, with nothing but a quiet little hiss at the end of the line."
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Persona 4 Arena Ultimax Game's English Teddie, Mitsuru, Elizabeth Trailers Posted

PS3/Xbox 360 port of arcade game to ship on September 30 ― Atlus USA released three English character promotional videos featuring Teddie, Mitsuru, and Elizabeth from its upcoming 2D fighting game Persona 4 Arena Ultimax on Monday. Japanese versions of the character trailers were previously streamed by Atlus' Japan branch. Persona 4 Arena Ultimax, the PlayStation 3 port of an arcade game, shipped in ...
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Enjoy This Free!-Inspired "Butterfly Rei" Flappy Bird Game

If you've been anywhere near a computer or a smartphone this past year, you may have experienced the overwhelming popularity of Flappy Bird, a game that's as simple as it is frustratingly hard, and insanely addictive. Thanks to the Flappy Generator, a site that allows you to create your own custom Flappy Bird-inspired game, a Free! fan named "Beautiful Memer" has made good use of Rei's butterfly s...
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Bottom Biting Bug Comedy Anime Gets 3rd TV Series

Issei Futamata joins cast in 5-minute episodes ― NHK Enterprises opened a website announcing that a third series of Oshiri Kajiri Mushi (Bottom-Biting Bug), the weekly anime inspired by the hit children's song of the same name, will premiere on the NHK-BS Premium channel on October 6 at 6:25 p.m. Masatsugu Arakawa will replace Kaori as co-director with Masayuki Kojima, but the studio Kinema Citrus is...
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Fans Are Having A Field-Day Photoshopping the Final Fantasy XV Trailer

RPG fans online have been tickled by Square Enix's Tokyo Game Show trailer for Final Fantasy XV, but perhaps for the wrong reasons. Here's the trailer: Long gone are the days of riding chocobo or slowly ambling through vast plains. These days, everything is paved, and the characters explore the world in a sweet convertible. Since then, it's turned into a meme, with netizens Photoshopping the chara...
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Viz's Shonen Jump to Run ēlDLIVE Manga by Reborn's Amano

Also: One Piece to take one-week hiatus ― Viz Media announced on Monday that it will run the first three chapters of Akira Amano's ēlDLIVE science-fiction manga in its digital anthology Weekly Shonen Jump. The anthology describes the story: Chuta Kokonose is an oddball who hears a voice in his head that causes him to get in lots of trouble. But when he meets a strange little blue alien, his life gets...

Sentai Filmworks Announces Sunday Without God Dub Cast

Caitlynn French leads cast as 12-year-old Ai, one of the last children in the world ― Sentai Filmworks announced the full English dub cast for Sunday Without God on Monday. The series will ship on Blu-ray Disc and DVD on October 21. The cast, directed by Kyle Colby Jones, includes: Caitlynn French as Ai Andrew Love as Hampnie Hambart John Swasey as Yuto Shelley Calene-Black as Anna Kyle Colby Jones ...
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Blue Spring Ride ‒ Episode 12

"While the content of this final episode is heartwarming in more than just the typical romantic shoujo fashion, it also leaves pretty much everything unresolved."
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Japanese Fans Weigh In On the Trickiest "Golden Age Shonen Jump" Manga to Adapt to Live-Action

With the live-action adaptation of Takeshi Okano and Sho Makura's Jigoku Sensei Nube manga slated to start in October, fans are once again fretting about whether or not it will be any good. After all, while there are a number of good manga and anime live-action adaptations (the Kenshin movies have been raking it in this year in Japan), there are also plenty of bad ones. Although some polls have as...
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Shelf Life - QB of the Year

This week, good fights evil in the battle against titans, witches, and high school dating.
- Attack on Titan pt 2
- Madoka Magica movies 1 & 2
- Monthly Girls' Nozaki-kun
― Shelf Worthy Attack on Titan Part 2 BD+DVD Stream Worthy Monthly Girls' Nozaki-kun ep. 1-12 Rental Madoka Magica Movies 1 & 2 BD+DVD Perishable Nothing this week It has been almost one year since I started managing the interest f...
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Hanayamata ‒ Episode 12

"While the finale does absolutely nothing unexpected or original, it executes with every ounce of the charm and warmth that it has established on full display."
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Japanese Box Office, September 13-14

3rd live-action Rurouni Kenshin film premieres ― Rurouni Kenshin: The Legend Ends (Rurouni Kenshin: Densetsu no Saigo-hen), the second of two sequels to the 2012 live-action Rurouni Kenshin film, opened this week at #1. The sequels adapt the Kyoto arc of Nobuhiro Watsuki's original manga, with Takeru Satoh returning as Kenshin Himura and Tatsuya Fujiwara (live-action Death Note) playing the antagonis...
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Bladedance of Elementalers ‒ Episode 11

"The decision to give Ellis more screen time continues to pay dividends on the dramatic end of things."
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Japan's Animation TV Ranking, September 8-14

HappinessCharge Precure!, Dragon Ball Z Kai rank ― Kindaichi Shonen no Jikenbo N (neo), the first live-action drama based on the detective manga Kindaichi Shonen no Jikenbo (Kindaichi Case Files or The File of Kindaichi) in 13 years, aired on NTV on Saturday, Septemer 13 at 9:00 p.m. and earned a 11.5% rating. Title Station Date Time Length Average Household Rating Sazae-san Fuji TV September 14 (Sun...
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Space Dandy Season 2 ‒ Episode 12

"For once the “to be continued” message at the end of this episode is meant to be taken literally."

Voice Actress Chisa Yokoyama Gives Birth to Her 1st Baby Girl

44-year-old actress played Sakura Wars' title character ― Chisa Yokoyama, the 44-year-old lead voice actress in Sakura Wars and other anime, reported on her blog on Monday that she gave birth to her first child. She did not specify on her blog whether the baby is a boy or a girl, but Yokoyama's friend Ai Orikasa congratulated her on Twitter for her baby girl. Yokoyama said her water broke the night b...
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NEET Board Game Makes Being Jobless Fun

The game of Life has taken a turn towards the unemployment office. ― Board games can have a strange sort of immersive power. Some board games like to power you in a fictional situation, like Clue or Candy Land, while other games, like tabletop RPGs, require you to take on the role of a specific character. However, it's pretty safe to say that no game has ever attempted to place players in the situati...
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Terra Formars TV Anime's 3rd Character Ad Focuses on Marcos, Alex, Sheila

Anime of Yū Sasuga, Kenichi Tachibana's sci-fi manga to debut on September 26 ― The official website for the television anime of Yū Sasuga and Kenichi Tachibana's Terraformars manga began streaming the television commercial a third version of the first television commercial. This version introduces Sheila Levitt, Marcos E. Garcia, and Alex K. Stewart. Text: Children born in the worst possible place. ...
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Dragon Ball Xenoverse Gets Extended English Trailer

1st Dragon Ball fighting game on PC slated for early 2015 ― Bandai Namco Games Europe began streaming an extended English trailer on Sunday for Dragon Ball Xenoverse. The trailer explains the game's story, multiplayer mode, and character customization. The game will be available on PC on the Steam platform, in addition to the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One, and Xbox 360 consoles. The game is ...
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Fairy Tail BD+DVD - Part 11

The Tenrou Island arc ends with a series-altering twist, the kind that can easily feel desperate, like Viagra for shows who've lost their mojo. ― The Tenrou Island arc ends with a series-altering twist, the kind that can easily feel desperate, like Viagra for shows who've lost their mojo. When Hiro Mashima tries it, however, it feels less like panicked casting about for mojo-rejuvenation and more lik...

The IDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls TV Anime's 1st Animated Promo Unveiled

Adaptation of idol-raising mobile game by Namco Bandai Games premieres in January ― The official website for the TV anime adaptation of Bandai Namco Games' The IDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls mobile game began streaming the first animated promotional video for the series on Monday: Text: New days that knock on the girls' doors Text: When the magic is cast Text: The story will begin. Text: Beyond what is ...
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BlazBlue Chronophantasma Ver 2.0 Game Unveiled With Promo

Arcade game update featuring new stories, new characters Serika A. Mercury, Λ-No.11 scheduled to premiere in Japan in October ― Arc System Works unveiled its newest installment in the BlazBlue fighting game series, BlazBlue Chronophantasma Ver 2.0 with a promotional video on Monday. Arc System Works will release the game in Japanese arcades in October. The updated game will include characters such as...
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Rage of Bahamut Card Game-Based Anime's 2nd Trailer Showcases Characters

SiM performs opening theme, Miyuki Sawashiro joins cast as Rita for series premiering October 6 ― The official website for Shingeki no Bahamut Genesis (Rage of Bahamut Genesis), the anime of Cygames' Rage of Bahamut social card game, began streaming the second promotional trailer for the series on Sunday. The trailer features the opening theme "EXiSTENCE" by SiM. The video is also listing that Miyuki...
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I.G/Xebec/Wit Studio's Parent Forms New Animation Subsidiary

IG Port to establish Signal MD for digital animation, apps, animation for kids ― IG Port, the parent company of Production I.G, Xebec, Mag Garden, and Wit Studio, announced on Friday that it is establishing a new animation production subsidiary in October. The new company, with the planned name of Signal MD, will develop technology for full digital animation and smart devices. It will also build the ...
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Megumi Han, Masakazu Morita Join Fafner: Exodus Anime's Cast

Planned 26-episode series to premiere in January after December screenings ― The official website for anime studio XEBEC zwei's upcoming Fafner sequel, Sōkyū no Fafner: Dead Aggressor: Exodus, announced additional cast on Sunday. Megumi Han will play Aishuwaria Fein, while Masakazu Morita will play Billy Morgan. The previously announced cast includes Makoto Ishii (Shangri-La's Kunihito, Tears to Tiar...
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Death Note The Musical Cast Photographed in Costume

2 Lights, L, Mise, Sōichirō, more from April production in Tokyo ― The upcoming stage musical of Death Note unveiled its main cast in costume on Monday. The production also announced its official title: Death Note The Musical. The cast includes: Kenji Urai (Aoi Honō, Kamen Rider Kuuga, Sailor Moon musicals) and Hayato Kakizawa (Crows Explode, Kaiji 2) as Light Yagami (shared role) Teppei Koike (Goku...

Attack on Titan Creator Isayama: Manga to End in About 3 Years

Initially planned for 16 volumes, but extended plans to encompass story, characters ― The October issue of the literary magazine Da Vinci published a feature on the Attack on Titan manga with an interview with the creator, Hajime Isayama, this month. In the interview, Isayama said that he initially estimated that he would end the manga after about 16 volumes, but extended his plans to properly depict...

Sunday, September 21

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Akame ga KILL! ‒ Episode 12

"The series would be better if it narrowed its stylistic emphasis, but as long as the series continues to be fun, then it's still watchable."

Shonen Jump+ Debuts with Over 30 Monthly Manga for Free

Kuroko's Basketball, Haikyu!, Hetalia, Dragon Ball, Akira Amano, Kishibe Rohan, more ― Shueisha unveiled Shonen Jump+, a new digital publication that offers over 30 manga every month for free, on Monday. Some of the titles previously ran in Shuiesha's Jump Live app or in Weekly Shonen Jump magazine itself. The publication is available for reading on the web, or via an app in Apple's App Store for iOS...
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DRAMAtical Murder ‒ Episode 12

"DRAMAtical Murder ended the way that it began, and always was - boring, chaste, and incomprehensible, but punctuated with the occasional moment of much-needed silliness."
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Monthly Girls' Nozaki-kun ‒ Episode 12

"The team behind Monthly Girls' Nozaki-kun does an excellent job of wrapping up the show."
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Trinity Seven Anime's 3rd Promo Video Streamed

Rie Kugimiya, Shinichiro Miki join magical romantic comedy's cast ― The official website for the television anime adaptation of Kenji Saito and Akinari Nao's Trinity Seven manga began streaming the third promotional video for the series on Friday. The series will star: Yumi Hara (The Idolm@ster's Takane, Dusk maiden of Amnesia's Yūko) as Lilith Asami Yoshitsugu Matsuoka (The Idolm@ster's Shōta, Sword...
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Sabegebu! - Survival Game Club! ‒ Episode 12

"Leave it to Sabagebu! to go out with guns blazing."
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Win a Free Meal with Seven Deadly Sins' Manga Creator

Or: rough drafts from Rising Impact ― The October 1 issue of Weekly Shonen Magazine will offer readers a pleasant surprise: a chance to have a free meal with Nakaba Suzuki, the writer and artist behind The Seven Deadly Sins. The meal will be for only ten lucky winners and will be held at Tokyo's Oto-no Ha Cafe on the evening of December 6. As a bonus, transportation costs will also be reimbursed. The...
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L.A.'s Comikaze to Host Lone Wolf & Cub's Kazuo Koike

Stan Lee's Comikaze event will host manga creator Kazuo Koike at the Los Angeles event. Koike co-created several popular manga titles that have been licensed in North America, including Lone Wolf and Cub, Samurai Executioner, and Crying Freeman. He also established Gekikia Sonjuka, a college course that teaches manga. Koike launched the magical girl series Mahō Shōjo Mimitsuki Mimi no QED online i...
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Shōnen Hollywood - Holly Stage for 49 ‒ Episode 12

"Overall, this episode wasn't quite the standout that last week's was, but it was still a very solid entry in a very solid show."
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Daily Cosplay - Fate/Stay Night's Saber

Character: Saber Title: Fate/Stay Night Cosplayer: Leah Photographer: Altug Isler (Turkey) (DeviantArt) We asked the photographer, "What tips can you offer cosplayers to get the shots that they want, and what tips can you offer those getting into cosplay photography to get the shots they want?" "Preparations is really important. You should try your make-up before shot and check your costume is oka...
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Tokyo Tribe Creator Santa Inoue to Attend Hollywood Film Screening

Los Angeles film premiere will be held on October 4 ― Tokyo Tribe manga creator Santa Inoue, actor Akihiro Kitamura, and actress Hitomi Katayama will attend the Los Angeles premiere of the Tokyo Tribe live-action film at the Egyptian Theatre on October 4. Tickets are currently on sale. The story follows the struggles of street gangs in a near-future version of Tokyo. The movie stars Ryohei Suzuki (HK...
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Photo Feature: Hunter × Hunter Cosplay Event

Many fans of Yoshihiro Togashi's Hunter × Hunter manga and anime adaptations gathered in Tokyo last weekend to cosplay and sell dojinshi at the Re:HUNTER 01 event. Attendees were able to vote for their favorite cosplayers, with winners receiving Hunter × Hunter goodies. Here's a look at some of the cosplay: Feitan Biscuit Neon Shizuku in Phinx's clothing and Feitan Phinx and Feitan Piyon List (the...
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Gugure! Kokkuri-san TV Anime's 3rd TV Ad Introduces Shigaraki

Jouji Nakata plays no-good tanuki in "not-so-everyday-life fluffy comedy" in October ― Media Factory began streaming the third commercial for the television anime of Midori Endō's Gugure! Kokkuri-san manga on Monday. The character Shigaraki (as played by Jouji Nakata) narrates with the opening theme song "Welcome!! Disco Kemokemoke" in the background. Shigaraki reminds viewers that the "not-so-everyd...
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Terraformars TV Anime's Ad Introduces Michelle K. Davis

Anime of Yū Sasuga, Kenichi Tachibana's sci-fi manga to debut on September 26 ― The official website for the television anime of Yū Sasuga and Kenichi Tachibana's Terraformars manga began streaming a second version of the first television commercial on Sunday. This version introduces Michelle K. Davis (as voiced by Shizuka Itou), the daughter of one of the first humans to encounter the Martian creatu...
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Takashi Miike to Get Rome Film Fest's Maverick Director Award

Festival will host the world premiere of Miike's As the Gods Will ― The Ninth Rome Film Festival will present director Takashi Miike with its Maverick Director Award during its ceremony next month. The award recognizes "filmmakers who have contributed to the invention of a new, original, and unconventional cinema." The festival's artistic director, Marco Müller, explained his choice to recognize Miik...
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The Mike Toole Show - A-Mazinger Stories

You've got a serious Mazinger deficiency and Dr. Mike is here with a giant robot injection. ― What was the first cartoon giant robot that was not a robot, but a robot-shaped vehicle? It's kind of an awkward question, but I'm aiming to highlight an important distinction here. After all, the classic concept of the robot involves it being at least semi-autonomous. The first few waves of anime's robot he...
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Persona 4 the Golden Animation ‒ Episode 11

"Episode 11 is more than a return to form. It is the epitome of the series' best elements."
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The Seven Deadly Sins Anime's New TV Spot Previews FLOW, GRANRODEO Song

Series starring Yuuki Kaji, Sora Amamiya, Mamoru Miyano, more premieres October 5 ― The official website for the television anime of Nakaba Suzuki's The Seven Deadly Sins (Nanatsu no Taizai) manga began streaming a new 30-second TV commercial for the series on Sunday. The video features the anime's ending theme "7-seven-" by bands FLOW and GRANRODEO. Elizabeth: I can't afford to be captured yet...! I...
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Tales of Zestiria Anime Special to Air on December 30

PS3 game also gets collaboration with Rebuild of Evangelion films, special items from 7-11 pre-orders ― Bandai Namco Games announced on the second public day of Tokyo Game Show on Sunday that the Tales of Zestiria: Dōshi no Yoake (Tales of Zestiria: Dawn of the Fon Master) anime special inspired by its upcoming Tales of Zestiria PlayStation 3 game will air on Tokyo MX on December 30 and 31 at 9:00 p....

Baby Steps Tennis Anime Gets 2nd Series This Spring

1st series of anime adapting Hikaru Katsuki's manga premiered in April ― The end of the 25th and final episode of the television anime adaptation of Hikaru Katsuki's Baby Steps manga announced on Sunday that a second series has been green-lit, and will air in spring 2015. The story of the original manga revolves around Eiichirō "Ei-chan" Maruo, a punctual and earnest boy who has strived for straight ...
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La Corda d'Oro's Yuki Kure to Start Yūsei no Fool Manga

Girl enrolls in training school to become the queen after her twin sister disappears ― The November issue of Hakusensha's LaLa shojo magazine is announcing on Wednesday that manga creator Yuki Kure will start a new, original manga series in the following issue on October 21. Kure will launch Yūsei no Fool with a 42-page chapter with a color opening page. The story follows Sena, a girl who enrolled in...
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Bokosuka Girls Tatsunoko Gakuen Climax Game's Trailer Announces 2015 Release

Game to "transform" many famous Tatsunoko characters ― Enterbrain's Famitsu magazine's Youtube channel began streaming a trailer for the upcoming tentatively titled PlayStation Vita game Bokosuka Girls Tatsunoko Gakuen Climax (Bokosuka Girls Tatsunoko Academy Climax) on Friday. The trailer announces that the game will ship in 2015. The video introduces several of the characters by their character typ...
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Persona Q 3DS Game's English Character Trailers Introduce Mitsuru, Yosuke

3DS game's story trailer also streamed ― Atlus USA streamed four character trailers for its upcoming Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth Nintendo 3DS game. The videos introduces Mitsuru Kirijo and Akihiko Sanada of Persona 3 and Yosuke Hanamura and Chie Satonaka of Persona 4. Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth shipped in Japan for Nintendo 3DS on June 5. The game is slated for release on November 25 i...

Saturday, September 20

Ushinawareta Mirai o Motomete Anime's 1st Ads Streamed

School story inspired by Trumple's adult game introduced for October TV anime ― The official website for the television anime of Trumple's Ushinawareta Mirai o Motomete (À la recherche du futur perdu or Searching for the Lost Future) adult game began streaming the first 30- and 15-second commercials on Saturday. Narration: Everyone wished for the normal days, in which nothing happens, to continue. Na...
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Osamu Mukai to Play a Samurai in Nobunaga Concerto

Nobunaga's head vassal Ikeda Tsuneoki in live-action show of Ayumi Ishii's manga ― Actor Osamu Mukai will play Nobunaga's head vassal Ikeda Tsuneoki in the live-action television series of Ayumi Ishii's historical manga Nobunaga Concerto. This will be the first period drama in three years for Mukai. The story centers around Saburō, a high school boy who time-travels to Japan's Sengoku Era. He must be...
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Aldnoah.Zero ‒ Episode 12

"The season has had its shaky points on plotting, backstory plausibility, and character development, but at least it ends with a bang."
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Tokyo Twilight Ghost Hunters Official English Trailer Streamed

Aksys to release the visual novel in N. America ― NIS America is streaming the official English trailer for its upcoming Tokyo Twilight Ghost Hunters video game release. The trailer is the same as the Japanese trailer but features a translated theme song. NIS America is releasing the game for PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita next year in Europe and Aksys Games will release the title in North Americ...
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Barakamon ‒ Episode 11

"This episode did a very solid job of pulling the show's art-instinct and coming-of-age ideas together, and has put us in a great spot for a more relaxing finale.
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Gundam Breaker 2 PS3, PSVita Game's Promo Reveals December Release Date

Players can create their own mobile suits from 100+ plastic model kits' parts on PS3, PS Vita ― Namco Bandai Games began streaming a promotional video for its upcoming Gundam Breaker 2 video game for PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita on Friday. The video features the song "Silent Trigger" by Back-On and reveals that the game will debut on December 18. In the game, players can create their own Gundam...
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Invaders of the Rokujyōma!? ‒ Episode 11

"It's as if the series itself has grown tired of these two-episode storylines and just wants to move on to something new."

Family: Utah Man Was Cosplaying Samurai Champloo When Shot, Killed by Police

Darrien Hunt was carrying katana sword when shot in Saratoga Springs on September 10 ― The lawyer for the family of Darrien Hunt, the 22-year-old man allegedly shot and killed by police officers in Saratoga Springs, Utah last week, said that the family believes Hunt was cosplaying an anime character when he was shot. In particular, the family's attorney Randall Edwards said that they believe Hunt was...
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Sword Art Online II ‒ Episode 12

"It isn't clear why Sword Art Online episodes always seem to break down into solid halves and terrible halves, but that certainly held true this time."
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Magimoji Rurumo ‒ Episode 11

"This episode is another example of how magic seems less important as the show gets further along."
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Terraformars TV Anime's New Ad Introduces Shokichi Komachi

Anime of Yū Sasuga, Kenichi Tachibana's sci-fi manga to debut on September 26 ― The official website for the television anime of Yū Sasuga and Kenichi Tachibana's Terraformars manga began streaming a new version of the first television commercial on Saturday. This version introduces Shokichi Komachi, a character who returns from the earlier Bugs 2 arc. Shokichi: So he's the one... Text: The survivor ...

Log Horizon 2 Anime Moves to Studio DEEN

1st commercial by new studio aired ― The official website for second season of the Log Horizon anime announced the series will be animated by Studio DEEN unlike the previous season that was animated at Satelight. The 25-episode series will premiere in Japan on NHK's E-Tele channel on October 4. NHK Enterprises' English flier describes the story: Veteran gamer Shiroe and other players have been trappe...

Clock Tower's Spiritual Successor Project Scissors Unveiled

Clock Tower game designer, Silent Hill creature designer, Ju-On director on Vita/smartphone game Clock Tower game franchise designer Hifumi Kōno (Steel Battalion, Infinite Space) announced a new horror game project called Project Scissors at Tokyo Game Show 2014's Indie Stream Festival on Saturday. Masahiro Itō (Silent Hill's "Red Pyramid Thing" and "Bubble Head Nurse") is designing the creatures, ...
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Sailor Moon Crystal ‒ Episode 6

"Sailor Moon Crystal is at its worst when it's about the boys instead of focusing on the vivid female characters that populate its world."
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Sakura Nogawa Returns to Voice-Acting After 1-Year Hiatus Due to Health

Nogawa voices Erica/Ursula, sings in Saturday's Strike Witches OVA Vol. 1 ― Voice actress Sakura Nogawa announced on Friday that she was able return to work after recovering from poor health for the past year. Her record label had announced in August 2013 that she would be taking a break from her singing and voice acting activities, as well as events. The first time that her fans can hear her voice a...

Aldnoah.Zero TV Anime to Return Next January

12th episode ends with teaser for more next year ― The 12th and final episode of the Aldnoah.Zero anime series' current television run ended on Saturday with an announcement that the anime will return next January. The series has been streaming on the Aniplex Channel, Hulu, Crunchyroll and Daisuki services since July. Aniplex of America describes the story: The story features inhabitants of Earth and...
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Alice in the Country of Clover: Nightmare GN

Overall, Nightmare is one of, if not the, weakest entry into the Alice manga franchise to date. ― With a series as long as the Alice in the Country of ________, there were bound to be some stinkers. Alice in the Country of Clover: Nightmare is one of them. With a main story that feels barely developed, art that renders the characters barely recognizable, and a quarter of the book given to another fra...

Fate/Stay night TV Anime's 6th TV Ad Highlights Illya

Anime of original game's 'Unlimited Blade Works' route to premiere on October 4 ― The sixth character ad for ufotable's Fate/stay night television anime began airing on Saturday. The ad focuses on Illyasviel von Einzbern, as voiced by Mai Kadowaki. The ad features the theme song "ideal white" by Mashiro Ayano. Illya: If I say "Einzbern," you know what I'm talking about, right? Illya: All right, I'm g...
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'Vocaloid Opera with Japanese Puppets' Promo Streamed

Yuzuki Yukari, Nekomura Iroha Vocaloids provide vocals for opera with Bunraku puppets ― Website Cinema Today began streaming a promotional video for a performance titled "Vocaloid Opera with Japanese Puppets." The opera uses Vocaloids Yuzuki Yukari and Nekomura Iroha, as well as the Yamaha Vocaloid VYIV3 as the vocals for the songs. The website describes the opera (the website is available in both En...
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Persona 4: Dancing All Night PS Vita Game Delayed to 2015

Yōsuke, Chie, Kanji join roster for game; Official website no longer lists Dingo as a developing partner ― Atlus unveiled a new promotional video for its Persona 4: Dancing All Night rhythm action PS Vita game on the first public day of the Tokyo Game Show on Saturday. The video reveals that Yōsuke, Chie, and Kanji will join the roster of the game. The video features a remix of the song "Your Affecti...
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Devil Survivor 2: Break Record 3DS Game Slated For January 29 in Japan

Announcement made with promotional video for sequel to 2011 Nintendo DS game ― Atlus announced at the first public day at the Tokyo Game Show event on Saturday that its Devil Survivor 2: Break Record Nintendo 3DS game is slated to be released in Japan on January 29. The announcement was made with a promotional video: Io: Hey... A lot of things happened in the last seven days, huh? Painful things, hap...

Code Geass: Akito the Exiled #3 Slated For May 2015

4th & final episode of original video animation series premieres in July ― The official Twitter account for the Code Geass: Akito the Exiled anime project announced on Saturday that the third episode will premiere in Japan in May 2015, while the fourth and final episode will premiere in July 2015. The third episode's title will be "Kagayaku Mono Ten Yori Otsu" (Something Sparkling Falling From Heaven...
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Anime of Girls' Mobile Game Bonjour Koiaji Pâtisserie Previewed in Video

Tetsuya Kakihara, Kaito Ishikawa, Ryohei Kimura, Hikaru Midorikawa star in October anime ― The Niconico Douga service began streaming the first promotional video for the anime of the mobile app game Bonjour Koiaji Pâtisserie (Bonjour Love Flavor Pâtisserie) on Friday. The original story follows Sayuri Haruno, a girl who attends an elite confectionery school Fleurir on a scholarship to follow her drea...
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Durarara!! Relay PS Vita Game Inspires Shōjo Manga

Izuco Fujiya also adapted 3way standoff -alley- before adapting January 2015 game ― The November issue of Kadokawa's Monthly Sylph magazine is announcing on Monday that Izuco Fujiya is launching a manga adaptation of the upcoming PS Vita game Durarara!! Relay in the following issue on October 22. The game itself is the second one inspired by Ryohgo Narita and Suzuhito Yasuda's Durarara!! light novels...
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Library Wars: Love & War Manga to End in 3 More Chapters

Kiiro Yumi's shōjo take on Hiro Arikawa's sci-fi novels that also inspired anime, live-action film ― The November issue of Hakusensha's LaLa magazine is announcing on Wednesday that Kiiro Yumi will end the Library Wars: Love & War manga in three more chapters. If the manga runs without a break, it will end in the February issue on December 24. The story is set in a future version of Japan. A law thre...
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Neptunia Re;Birth 3 V Century Announced for PS Vita

Remake of Hyperdimension Neptunia Victory ― The staff of the Neptunia game franchise confirmed at Tokyo Game Show 2014 on Saturday that they will release Kami Ji Jigen Game Neptune Re;Birth 3 V Century (roughly translated, Ultra Next Dimension Game Neptunia Re;Birth 3 V Century) for the PS Vita system. As the name indicates, it will be an updated remake of the Kami Jigen Game Neptune V (Hyperdimensio...
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Dragon Ball Xenoverse's English Trailer, Steam Plans Unveiled

1st Dragon Ball fighting game on PC slated for early 2015 ― The North American and European branches of Bandai Namco Games began streaming the English-subtitled Tokyo Game Show trailer for Dragon Ball Xenoverse on Friday. The trailer reveals that the game will be available for PC on the Steam platform, in addition to the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One, and Xbox 360 consoles. The game is slate...
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Vampire Knight Manga Gets Stage Musical in January

TeniPuri/Macross musicals' Motoyama directs with Nelke Planning (Sailor Moon, Kodocha) ― The November issue of Hakusensha's Lala magazine is announcing on Wednesday that a stage musical adaptation of Matsuri Hino 's Vampire Knight manga has been green-lit. Nelke Planning and Be-Honest are holding the production from January 21 to January 25 at Tokyo's Hakuhinkan Theater. Nelke Planning has produced t...

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Kenta Kiritani, Sarutoki Minagawa, Hirofumi Arai Join Live-Action Bakuman Cast

Trio play manga creators in 2015 film starring Kenshin's Takeru Satoh, Ryunosuke Kamiki ― This year's 43rd issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine is announcing on Monday three new manga artist characters for the live-action film of Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata's Bakuman. manga. Kenta Kiritani (Beck, Crows Zero) will play Shinta Fukuda, Sarutoki Minagawa (Death Note, Ashurajō no Hitomi) wi...
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Danganronpa Stage Play Cast Photographed in Costume

Play will open in Tokyo on October 29 ― The theater production company Cornflakes released images of its Danganronpa stage play cast in costume on Friday. Some of the characters are double-cast: Kanata Hongou (Btooom!, live-action Gantz, NANA 2, live-action The Prince of Tennis movie) as Makoto Naegi Rei Okamoto as Kyōko Kirigiri Ryouta Ozawa as Byakuya Togami Hikaru Osawa as Tōko Fukawa Ren Yagami a...
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World Trigger Manga Goes on 1-Week Hiatus Due to Creator's Neck Treatment

Series slated to return September 29 ― This year's 43rd issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine will announce on Monday that Daisuke Ashihara is taking a one-week hiatus from writing his World Trigger manga to treat the nerve roots affected by cervical spondylosis (wear and tear on neck area of spinal column). The series is slated to resume in the 44th issue on September 29th. World Trigger d...
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Tokyo ESP ‒ Episode 11

"Suffers from stiff execution; hopefully the finale, which should wrap up the source material's first major arc, will produce something less underwhelming."
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Pre-Orders Begin Soon For Takara Tomy's Rose of Versailles Lady Oscar Doll

Fans of Riyoko Ikeda's classic shoujo manga, Rose of Versailles, should definitely get their wallets ready, just to be safe. Takara Tomy will soon be accepting preorders for their beautiful Oscar François de Jarjayes doll. Standing at approximately 27 cm (~ 10.6 in), the doll comes with two outfits, Lady Oscar's red uniform (complete with saber), and a more casual outfit. The doll will retail for ...
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Shokotan Draws Free! Fanart, Sleeps on Free! Sheets

Actress and singer Shoko Nakagawa (a.k.a. Shokotan) is not afraid to show off her fangirl side. She's Tweeted plenty of fanart before, and seems to have a real predilection for Attack on Titan and Kuroko's Basketball. It seems, though, that her current anime love is Free! Iwatobi Swim Club. Not only does she own a plethora of Free! hug pillows, wall scrolls, and cosplay accessories, but she sleeps...
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Yūki Yūna wa Yūsha de Aru Anime's TV Spot Announces Premiere Date

Original anime from Studio Gokumi will premiere on October 16 ― Pony Canyon began streaming the sixth TV spot on Wednesday for the upcoming original TV anime series Yūki Yūna wa Yūsha de Aru. The TV spot announces the anime will premiere on October 16 on MBS. The series stars Haruka Terui as Yūki Yūna, Yumi Uchiyama as Fu Inubozaki, Tomoyo Kurosawa as Itsuki Inubozaki, and Suzuko Mimori as Mimori Tōg...

Sunrise Unveils Cross Ange TV Anime's 2nd Promo

Nana Mizuki, Eri Kitamura sing theme songs for October anime ― Animation studio Sunrise began streaming the second promotional video for its new original TV anime project titled Cross Ange: Tenshi to Ryū no Rondo (Cross Ange: Rondo of Angels and Dragons) on Friday. The anime will premiere in Japan in October on Tokyo MX, Mainichi Hoso, TV Aichi, and Nippon BS Broadcasting. Ange: I will live, breaking...
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New York Times Manga Best Seller List, September 7-13

The New York Times newspaper listed the manga bestsellers in the United States for the week ending on September 13. Rank Prev. Rank Title Author Publisher Weeks on List Cover 1 1Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's #6 Story: Masahiro Hikokubo / Art: Masashi Sato Viz Media 2 22One Piece #72 Eiichiro Oda Viz Media 2 3-Mayo Chiki! #7 Story: Hajime Asano / Art: Niito Seven Seas Entertainment 1 43Attack on Titan #13 Hajime ...
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Death Note Stage Musical Casts Misa, Ryuk, Rem

Sōichirō Yagami and Sayu also cast ― This year's 43rd issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shōnen Jump will announce additional cast for the upcoming stage musical adaptation of Death Note on Monday. The cast includes: Fūka Yuzuki (live-action Shinigami-kun) as Mise Amane Kōtarō Yoshida (Hanako to Anne, MOZU) as Ryuk Megumi Hamada as Rem Ami Maeshima (SUPER☆GiRLS idol) as Sayu Yagami Takeshi Kaga as Sōichirō ...
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Wolf Girl & Black Prince TV Anime's 2nd Promo Streamed

TYO's romantic comedy starring Takahiro Sakurai, Kanae Ito premieres in October ― The official website for the television anime of Ayuko Hatta's Wolf Girl & Black Prince (Ōkami Shōjo to Kuro Ōji) manga began streaming the second promotional video for the series on Friday. Erika: I'm Erika Shinohara. It looks like the lie that I made to my friends about having a boyfriend is going to be found out. The...
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Daily Cosplay - Skyrim Warriors

Character: Dragonborn warriors (Orcish, Daedric heavy armor) Title: Skyrim Cosplayer: Stymphalia and Ligeia Photographer: Altug Isler (Turkey) (DeviantArt) To see more from the shoot, head on over to Isler's Facebook album. We asked the photographer, "Everyone has a "dream shoot." If you could go anywhere in the world, with any character ever imagined, what would your dream shoot be?" " I'm really...
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New Dragon Ball Xenoverse Game Characters Unveiled

Dragon Ball game slated for early 2015 release ― This year's 43rd issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump is unveiling new characters for the upcoming PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One game Dragon Ball Xenoverse on Monday. The characters include, clockwise from top left: Towa: A researcher for the dark world. She's seeks the destruction of history and an energy called "Kiri." Mira: A...
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KFC Japan Unveils Even More Amazing, Ridiculous Fried Chicken Merch

Previously, we wrote about KFC Japan's deep-fried celebration of "Colonel Day," involving a variety of absurd, yet incredible, chicken-shaped computer accessories, like a drumstick mouse, a keyboard with chicken keys, and a chicken USB memory stick. The company even trotted out a pair of stylish fried chicken earrings. They've unveiled a couple more items since then, including this oversized fried...
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Locodol ‒ Episode 12

The second-to-last episode of Locodol really shows where the series' heart is.
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Senran Kagura Shinovi Versus Slated for October 14 in N. America

XSEED Games streams announcement trailer ― XSEED Games began streaming a trailer introducing the characters and release date for its Senran Kagura Shinovi Versus PlayStation Vita game on Friday. The game is slated to ship on October 14. XSEED Games will release a digital version for US$39.99 and a Limited "Let's Get Physical" Edition with a 144-page art and strategy book, 39-track music CD, and colle...
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U.K.'s Breakdown Press Prints Masahiko Matsumoto's The Man Next Door

Collection of 4 short manga from the '50s to ship on September 23 ― British small press publisher Breakdown Press announced on Tuesday that it will release Masahiko Matsumoto's The Man Next Door in conjunction with the opening of the London Cartoon Museum's Gekiga exhibition on September 23. The book will then go on sale in Breakdown Press' online store. The Man Next Door is a collection of four of M...
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ANNCast - BevMo

It's Beveridge and more on the 200th episode of ANNCast! Fandom Post's Chris Beveridge stops by to update us on the site and talk about what he's been watching but not before a quick trip down memory lane. ― ANNCast 200 - BevMo Get the Flash Player to see this player. It's Beveridge and more on the 200th episode of ANNCast! Fandom Post's Chris Beveridge stops by to update us on the site and talk abo...
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Dangan Ronpa 2: Goodbye Despair

Goodbye Despair, the second Dangan Ronpa, is exactly what you'd expect from the sequel to Trigger Happy Havoc. ― Goodbye Despair, the second Dangan Ronpa, is exactly what you'd expect from the sequel to Trigger Happy Havoc, a madcap series of murder mysteries constructed with the same pastel-spattered palette of goofy anime caricatures that belie its dark tone. A fresh crop of super geniuses arrives ...
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Answerman - Time Well Spent

Would a Japanese company ever buy a big American anime publisher? Plus, why long running shows don't stream to the West, why some shows have year-long gaps, and why Japanese fast food workers seem so freaking perky all the time! ― The crushing heat wave is finally over here in Los Angeles. I didn't get to go to the beach, but instead I sat in my apartment building's hot tub-sized pool, and then went...
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Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes' Snake Costume Offered in Little Big Planet 3

Little Big Planet 3 slated for November 18 in N. America, December 4 in Japan ― Sony Computer Entertainment Japan and Konami announced during Tokyo Game Show on Friday that the companies will collaborate to make Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes costumes in Little Big Planet 3, featuring Snake and armored vehicle costumes. A release date will be announced at a later date. Playstation Japan also bega...
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Disgaea 5's Western Release Confirmed at Tokyo Game Show

Game to ship in Japan on March 26; no Western release date announced ― The website Siliconera reported on Friday that the PlayStation 4 game Disgaea 5 will receive a North American and European release. Nippon Ichi Software also confirmed with Siliconera during Tokyo Game Show that a demo for the game will launch in October in Japan. The game will debut on March 26 in Japan. The limited edition packa...
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Dragon Ball Xenoverse Game's 2nd Promo Video Teases Story, Release Window

PS3/PS4/Xbox 360/Xbox One game to ship in early 2015 ― Bandai Namco Games began streaming the second one-minute promotional video for the upcoming Playstation 3, Playstation 4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One game Dragon Ball Xenoverse on Friday. The trailer confirms that the game will ship in early 2015. Voice: History is... Changing? Man: Time-space is warping, and the conclusion of history that you've been ...
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Takuya Kirimoto, Tsuyoshi Koyama Join Gangsta. Anime's Cast

Katsuhisa Houki also joins cast for anime, 3-part drama CD project ― The November issue of Shinchosha's Comic Bunch magazine is announcing on Saturday additional cast for the anime adaptation of Kohske's Gangsta. manga on Thursday. The additional cast is as follows: Takuya Kirimoto as Ivan Grazef (top) Tsuyoshi Koyama as Miles Meyer (bottom left) Katsuhisa Houki as Daniel Monroe (bottom right) The th...
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Disgaea 5's New Trailer Previews March 26 Release Date

Mamoru Miyano, Sarah Emi Bridcutt, Satomi Akesaka star as main cast in new installment in strategical RPG series ― Nippon Ichi Software began streaming a second trailer for newest installment in the Disgaea strategy RPG video game series, Disgaea 5 for the PlayStation 4. The video premiered at the Tokyo Game Show event's second business day on Friday. Kiria: Nippon Ichi Software presents... Kiria: .....

Website: 2nd Tokyo Ghoul Anime Season Begins in January

Official Chinese website for adaptation of Sui Ishida's horror manga lists new anime ― The official Chinese website for the television anime adaptation of Sui Ishida's Tokyo Ghoul horror manga is listing that a second season of the anime will begin in January. Original creator Sui Ishida had mentioned on Twitter earlier this week that an important announcement "might" be uploaded to the Young Jump o...
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Valkyria Chronicles Joins Dengeki Bunko Fighting Climax

Selvaria is playable while Alicia is support in November 14 PS3/Vita game ― Dengeki announced on Friday that Selvaria Bles and Alicia from the Valkyria Chronicles role-playing game will join the roster of Sega and ASCII Media Works' fighting game Dengeki Bunko Fighting Climax. Specifically, Selvaria will be a playable character, and Alicia will be a support character in the PlayStation 3/PS Vita vers...

The Last -Naruto the Movie-'s Sasuke, Kakashi Character Sketches Unveiled

Characters featured on special book covers bundled with advance tickets for December 6 film ― This year's 43rd issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine is revealing on Monday the character designs for Sasuke Uchiha and Kakashi Hatake for the upcoming The Last -Naruto the Movie- film. The designs will be featured on different manga covers that will come with premium advance tickets that will b...

Kino's Journey's Sigsawa Writes Sword Art Online Novel

Story stars new characters playing Gun Gale Online ― Dengeki Bunko announced on Thursday that Kino no Tabi the Beautiful World (Kino's Journey) author Keiichi Sigsawa will write a novel based on Reki Kawahara's Sword Art Online series. Kouhaku Kuroboshi (Kino's Journey original character designs) is illustrating and Kawahara is supervising the novel, Sword Art Online Alternative Gun Gale Online I: Sq...
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Nisekoi Manga #16 to Bundle New Original Video Anime

SHAFT's TV anime staff to adapt manga chapters 65 & 71 for 25-minute OVA ― This year's 43rd issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine is announcing on Monday that Naoshi Komi's 16th Nisekoi manga volume will also bundle an original video anime (OVA). The 25-minute OVA will adapt two chapters from the manga: chapter 65 "Henbō" (in the manga's eighth volume) about the heroines during the New Year...
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New Battle Angel Alita/Gunnm Manga to Launch in October

In Kasei Senki, Gally/Alita goes to Mars to seek truth about herself ― This year's 20th issue of Kodansha's Evening magazine is announcing on Tuesday that Yukito Kishiro will launch his Gunnm: Kasei Senki (Battle Angel Alita: The Martian War Chronicles) manga series in the 22nd issue on October 28. In the story, the cyborg "mechanical angel" Gally (Alita in English translation) goes to Mars to discov...
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Sword Art Online Has 3rd Game in Development

"SAO III's" details to be unveiled at Dengeki Bunko Autumn Festival on October 5 ― A stage event at Tokyo Game Show 2014 announced on Friday that a new Sword Art Online game is in development. The game has the tentative title of "SAO III." The "Dengeki Bunko Autumn Festival 2014" event will provide more details on October 5. Reki Kawahara's Sword Art Online light novel series already inspired the Swo...
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Dynasty Warriors 8: Empires Trailer Previews New Playable Character Xun Yu

Takashi Oohara plays Xun Yu, & Ryotaro Okiayu replaces the late Tsuyoshi Takishita as Sima Yi ― KOEI Tecmo began streaming a trailer for the Playstation 3, Playstation 4 and Xbox One game Shin Sangoku Musou 7: Empires (Dynasty Warriors 8: Empires) on its official Youtube channel on Thursday. The trailer features gameplay with the new playable character Xun Yu (played by Takashi Oohara) and the update...
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