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Now Streaming: M3 the dark metal Episode 22

― Part 1: Part 2:
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Oreimo 2 Sub.DVD

Entertaining, funny and often captivating until the final few episodes, where it trips up badly enough to stumble. ― Note: This review discusses one major late-series spoiler in detail, beginning with the fourth paragraph. Aniplex of America's release of Oreimo 2 includes all 13 broadcast episodes plus the set of three round-out OVAs originally released a bit more than five weeks after the broadcast ...
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Pile of Shame - Bite Me! Chameleon

This little-seen delinquent comedy, an early ADV release, made Justin want to hurt himself. ― Bite Me! Chameleon There are at least four genres of anime that, no matter what anybody does, always seem to completely fall on their face when released in the West: sports, realistic military, yakuza and yankee (juvenile delinquent) shows. These were discovered through a lot of trial and error in the early...
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Shelf Life - Meat Market

This week, a visit to the farm, the local market, and a girls academy that has a special Airsoft zone worthy of movies.
- Silver Spoon s1
- Stella Women's Academy C3-bu
- Tamako Market
― Shelf Worthy Silver Spoon Complete 1st Season DVD Rental Stella C3-bu Complete Series DVD Tamako Market Complete Series DVD Perishable Nothing this week This week's anime selection was remarkably pleasant. Often, I ...
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Ah My Buddha DVD

Ah My Buddha teases us with a decent premise, but ultimately does not deliver. ― If you like harem shows about a hapless guy who gets beaten up for little-to-no reason, lots of breasts and bottoms, and panty shots galore...you probably still won't like this show. Originally released by Media Blasters and now rescued and re-released by Right Stuf under their Lucky Penny label, Ah My Buddha is a slog t...
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Astro Toy - Nendoroid Mako Mankanshoku

It's a Nendoroid of Mako from Kill la Kill! How can you resist? ― Nendoroid Mako Mankanshoku Series: Kill La Kill Maker: Good Smile Price: $60 This is Nendoroid number 408. Last May, Nendoroid #300 (Miku 2.0) came out. So in about a little under 18 months, the line has produced over 100 figures! With that many figures coming out in so little time, I have found the quality is all over the place on th...
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The List - 7 Powered-Up Forms That Are More Weird Than Awesome

Sometimes maybe it's better to stay in your second-to-last form. ― It's right about when all hope is lost that a character finally powers up just in time, usually with some blinding magical lights, gasps from bystanders, and plenty of fanfare. On the other side of the coin, a villain might let out a mighty roar, grow 10 times in height, and release that ultimate, last-ditch attack. One invokes cheer...
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Wednesday, September 17

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Madan no Ō to Vanadis TV Anime's 1st Promo Previews Theme Song

War fantasy anime starring Haruka Tomatsu, Kaito Ishikawa, Yuka Iguchi, more premieres on October 4 ― The official website for the Madan no Ō to Vanadis anime series began streaming the first promotional video for the anime on Wednesday. The video features the anime's opening theme song, “Ginsen no Kaze” (Wind of the Silver Flash) by Konomi Suzuki (Dusk Maiden of Amnesia, Watamote): Ellen: My name is...
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More Monogatari Teased After 'Final' Book by NisiOisin

Tsugimonogatari revealed for "Monogatari Series, Next Season" after Zoku Owarimonogatari Zoku Owarimonogatari, the last volume for the "final season" of NisiOisin's Monogatari Series of novels, is shipping on Friday with teaser page for "Monogatari Series, Next Season." The page reads: Monogatari Series, Next Season Tsugimonogatari NisiOisin Illustration/Vofan See you later, alligator I won't say f...
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Stand By Me Doraemon 3D CG Film to Open in 57 Countries

Stand By Me Doraemon, the first 3D CG film starring the anime robot cat Doraemon, will play in 36 more countries and territories after opening in Japan last month. The staff already announced 21 countries and territories last month, so the new total will be 57 in all. The 36 new countries are: India and nearby countries: India, Nepal, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Maldives, Bhutan Middle East: ...
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Game Informer: Final Fantasy Type-0 HD to Bundle FFXV Demo Voucher on March 17

Site: "Episode Duscae" demo to be available for download on PS4/Xbox One ― The Game Informer publication's website reported on Wednesday that Square Enix will release Final Fantasy Type-0 HD on March 17 in North America. According to Game Informer, the game will include a free voucher for the downloadable "Episode Duscae" demo of Final Fantasy XV. The demo will reportedly highlight the early parts of...
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Arc System Works' Conveni-Dream Lets You Run a Convenience Store on 3DS

Simulator game gets download-only release in Japan ― Arc System Works posted an introduction video for its upcoming Nintendo 3DS game Conveni-Dream (Convenience Store Dream) simulator game on Monday. In the game, players take on the role of novice convenience store owners, where they arrange stock on the shelves and deal with troubled customers with the help of part-time workers. When a store "levels...
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2nd Rurouni Kenshin Sequel Film Earns 919 Million Yen in 1st Weekend

Film beats Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno to earn biggest live-action opening in 2014 ― Rurouni Kenshin: Densetsu no Saigo-hen (Rurouni Kenshin: The Legend Ends), the second of two live-action Rurouni Kenshin sequel films, opened on Saturday in Japan on 434 screens and sold 717,958 tickets for 919,479,200 yen (about US$8.57 million). The film beat the record of the first sequel film to garner the big...

Tuesday, September 16

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Ane Log Sibling Comedy Video Anime's 1st Episode Streamed

DVD to ship with 5th manga volume on September 18 ― Shogakukan began streaming the first five-minute episode of the original video anime (OVA) of Kenji Taguchi's comedy manga Ane Log - Moyako Nee-san no Tomaranai Monologue (Sister's Log - Moyako's Monologue That Won't Stop) on Tuesday. The full "Watashi no Otōto wa Hentai de Aru" (My Younger Brother is a Pervert) OVA will ship on DVD with the limited...
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Sega's Hero Bank 2 3DS RPG's Opening Movie Streamed

"Money Battle RPG" to ship on Japan on November 27 ― Sega began streaming the opening animation for its Hero Bank 2 Nintendo 3DS game on Tuesday. The idol group Kamen Joshi (Mask Girls) join professional karate fighter Nobuaki Kakuda to perform the opening theme, "Kasege! Jarinko Hero" (Make Money, Dunce Hero!). The opening describes the Hero Banks system as "humanity's dream" cyber sport, a ground b...
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Japanese TV Show Ranks 2014's Most Popular Cosplay Outfits

TBS' Ranking Kingdom TV show ranked 2014's most popular cosplay during the September 13 broadcast. The winner was the Otonokizaka High School school uniform, as worn by the girls of Love Live. Here's the Top 10, illustrated with their representative costumes from Cospatio.com: Otonokizaka High School uniform - Love Live Kongou - Kantai Collection Shimakaze - Kantai Collection Hatsune Miku Ginkyo P...
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Danganronpa: Another Episode Game's TV Ad Posted

Game to take place between Danganronpa 1 and 2 ― Spike Chunsoft began streaming a commercial for the upcoming Zettai Zetsubō Shōjo Danganronpa : Another Episode (Absolute Despair Girl Danganronpa: Another Episode) spinoff game on Tuesday. Aya Uchida narrates as Komaru Naegi and introduces the latest game in the franchise. The PlayStation Vita game will ship in Japan on September 25. The story takes p...
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A Slime Draws Near!... on Your Dinner Plate

New curry adds splash of blue to the menu ― Slimes, those dopey, smiling blue blobs, are the iconic characters from the Dragon Quest series of video games, and have become familiar mascots around Japan, thanks to their simplistic cuteness. Usually you see them in plushie form, but Village Vanguard, a quirky bookstore chain based in Nagoya, is now offering Slimes in curry form. Slime Curry is a ready-...
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Banpresto's Latest Jojo's Bizarre Adventure Ichiban Kuji Lottery Has Oversized Figures and More

Jojo's Bizarre Adventure fans who find themselves in Japan in mid-October should plan on trying their luck at Banpresto's third Jojo's Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders Ichiban Kuji lottery. This time, prizes include an oversized figure of Jotaro, as well as other smaller figures, mugs, bandanas, and more. Here's the complete list of items you could win: Prize A: Oversized Star Platinum figure...
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North American Anime, Manga Releases, September 14-20

Valvrave the Liberator, Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal anime; Kamen manga; Attack on Titan novel, guidebook ship ― Anime Releases Title Publisher Suggested Retail Price Date Dragon Ball Z Season 7 Uncut Blu-ray SetPlease Funimation Entertainment US$44.98 September 16 Ghost in the Shell: Arise border 3 Blu-ray Japanese Collector's Edition ImportCite Funimation Entertainment US$69.98 September 16 Fairy Tail DVD/Blu-r...
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Takayuki Yamada Joins Live-Action Nobunaga Concerto Cast

Crows Zero actor plays Kinoshita Tōkichirō/Toyotomi Hideyoshi ― Fuji TV's website for the live-action television series adaptation of Ayumi Ishii's historical manga Nobunaga Concerto announced on Thursday that Takayuki Yamada (Crows Zero, Densha Otoko, Gantz) will play Kinoshita Tōkichirō/Toyotomi Hideyoshi in the show. Historically, Toyotomi Hideyoshi (previously known as Kinoshita Tōkichirō) was a ...
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Daily Cosplay - Starcraft's Adjutant

Character: Adjutant Game: Starcraft Cosplayer: Meltem Akcam Photographer: Altug Isler (Turkey) (DeviantArt) We asked the photographer, "What's your camera setup of choice?" "I'm using Canon 5D mark III with Canon 24-70 f.28 II lens. Also using Hoya polarizer filter. I'm very comfortable with them especially in cosplay conventions. But my old Canon 50mm has a very special place in me, i love to sho...
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Mitsuru Adachi Can't Tell His Own Characters Apart

Talk show points out how similar the artist's character designs are. ― On a recent episode of TV Asahi's talk show Ametalk, veteran manga artist Mitsuru Adachi was given the challenge of identifying the Tatsuya Uesugi, the main character of Touch, one of his most popular manga series, from among three characters that he had drawn for other series. Much to his chagrin, and the internet's entertainment...

Rozen Maiden Zurückspulen English Dub Cast Announced

Shannon Emerick, Corey Hartzog star as Jun; Luci Christian as Shinku ― Sentai Filmworks posted its English dub cast for Rozen Maiden Zurückspulen on Monday. Emily Neves will direct the following cast: Shannon Emerick as Jun (Middle School) Corey Hartzog as Jun (Adult) Emily Neves as Megu Luci Christian as Shinku Brittney Karbowski as Suiseiseki Hillary Haag as Hinaichigo Jessica Calvello as Suiginto ...
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Viz Media Adds CLAMP's Suki: A Like Story Manga Digitally

Manga available on Viz Manga platform, Kindle on September 23 ― Viz Media confirmed with Anime News Network that it will release Clamp's Suki: A Like Story (Suki. Dakara Suki) manga digitally in North America. The first volume will be available on September 23 on the VIZ Manga platform and Amazon Kindle. Tokyopop previously released the three-volume manga in print in 2004. Tokyopop describes the stor...
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Now Streaming: M3 the dark metal Episode 22

― Part 1: Part 2:
review

Oreimo 2 Sub.DVD

Entertaining, funny and often captivating until the final few episodes, where it trips up badly enough to stumble. ― Note: This review discusses one major late-series spoiler in detail, beginning with the fourth paragraph. Aniplex of America's release of Oreimo 2 includes all 13 broadcast episodes plus the set of three round-out OVAs originally released a bit more than five weeks after the broadcast ...
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Pile of Shame - Bite Me! Chameleon

This little-seen delinquent comedy, an early ADV release, made Justin want to hurt himself. ― Bite Me! Chameleon There are at least four genres of anime that, no matter what anybody does, always seem to completely fall on their face when released in the West: sports, realistic military, yakuza and yankee (juvenile delinquent) shows. These were discovered through a lot of trial and error in the early...
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Hanayamata ‒ Episode 11

"At this point the core cast is adorable enough that the show's triteness doesn't matter much."
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Denki-Gai no Honya-san Anime's 2nd Promo Previews Theme Song

Ryota Ohsaka, Natsumi Takamori, more star in anime about workers at manga-selling bookstore ― The second promotional video for the television anime of Asato Mizu's Denki-Gai no Honya-san (Electric Town Bookstore Worker) manga on began streaming on Tuesday. The video features the anime's opening theme song, "Kajirikake no Ringo" (A Half-Bitten Apple) by Ayana Taketatsu. Text: A certain book store in t...
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Akame ga Kill! TV Anime's 11th Flash Animation Short Streamed

Tatsumi, Rabac visit surprising cabaret club in newest comedy short ― Production company TOHO began streaming the third "Akame ga KILL! Gekijō" (Akame ga Kill! Theater) flash animation short on Sunday. Tatsumi: Is it OK for me to come to this kind of shop...? Rabac: Don't wuss out now! The time for us to climb the stairway to adulthood has finally come! Stylish: Welcome~! Stylish: In order to collect...
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Monthly Comic Gene Will Launch Online Comic Site With Pixiv in October

'Gene Pixiv' site will feature spinoffs, new works by Comic Gene artists, Pixiv authors ― Kadokawa's Monthly Comic Gene magazine and the art website Pixiv will launch the online comic website "Gene Pixiv" on October 27. The website will feature series by popular authors on Pixiv and manga spinoffs of current series running in Monthly Comic Gene. The website's line-up includes: Kainushi Jūjin to Petto...
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Hatsune Miku Project mirai Deluxe 3DS Game Announced For 2015

Game is Japanese release of western Hatsune Miku Project mirai Remix ― Sega announced on Tuesday that it will release Hatsune Miku Project mirai Deluxe in Japan for the Nintendo 3DS. The game will be released in spring 2015. The game is the Japanese version of Hatsune Miku Project mirai Remix, a complete version of the Hatsune Miku Project Mirai 2 sequel that will be released in the west and Asia nex...
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Persona 4 Arena Ultimax Game Trailer Previews New Systems

Play as shadow versions of Persona 4 characters in game shipping on September 30 ― Atlus USA released a trailer from its upcoming 2D fighting game Persona 4 Arena Ultimax featuring new gameplay systems and new attacks on Monday. The trailer also shows that players can choose to play as shadow versions of the Persona 4 characters. Atlus USA also released English character trailers for Adachi, Marie, a...
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Glutamine to Perform Majin Bone Anime's New Opening Theme

Hatsune Miku artist Yūyu composes theme song for singer's 1st single ― Singer Glutamine announced on Twitter on Monday that his first single, "Sensation Signal," will be the new opening for Toei's Majin Bone anime series. Vocaloid artist Yūyu wrote and composed the single, and Glutamine will release it on November 5. Yūyu previously composed Hatsune Miku's "Clover Club" and "Tengaku" tracks, among ot...
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Japan's Animation DVD Ranking, September 8-14

Hakuōki sells 7,258 + 1,028, followed by Persona 4 the Golden, Mekakucity Actors, The Wind Rises, Totoro Pacific Rim sold 3,255 more copies for a new total of 7,726. It dropped from #4 to #8 on the overall DVD chart. The DVD Special Price Edition of the live-action Rurouni Kenshin film sold 1,063 more copies for a new total of 12,424. In its 11th week, it rose from #30 to #26. Rank Last Week Title ...
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Japan's Animation Blu-ray Disc Ranking, September 8-14

Frozen sells 12,494 more, followed by Persona 4 The Golden, Hakuōki, Minori Chihara, Shitsuren Chocolatier Crystal Box ~Minori Chihara Music Clip Collection~ sold 3,693 copies to rank #6 on the overall Blu-ray Disc chart. The Blu-ray Box for the live-action Un chocolatier de l'amour perdu (Shitsuren Chocolatier) series also debuted at #7 with 3,576 copies. The Kamen Rider Ryuki Blu-ray Box landed a...
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Arpeggio of Blue Steel Spinoff Manga Will Follow Takao, I-402, Zuikaku

'SF road movie comedy' manga takes place while trio infiltrate Yokosuka ― The October issue of Shonengahosha's Monthly Young King Ours GH magazine announced on Tuesday that TALI (6 no Trigger) will pen an Arpeggio of Blue Steel spinoff manga titled Solty Road following characters Takao, I-402, and Zuikaku starting in the following issue on October 16. The "SF road movie comedy" takes place while the ...

Super Smash Bros. for 3DS Sells Over 1 Million in Japan

4th 3DS title to sell 1 million in 1st week, after Monster Hunter 4, Pokemon X/Y, Yo-kai Watch 2 ― Nintendo announced on Tuesday that its Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS game sold over one million copies in Japan alone since Saturday. The total includes copies sold via download. It is the fourth title on the Nintendo 3DS platform to sell over one million copies in its first week, after Monster Hun...
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Hitman From Today Manga Gets Live-Action Show in October

Kamen Rider Agito's Jun Kaname stars as salaryman-turned-hitman ― The 2,432th issue of Nihonbungeisha's Weekly Manga Goraku magazine is announcing on Friday that a live-action series adaptation of Hiroshi Mutō's Hitman From Today (Kyō kara Hitman) crime action manga has been green-lit. Jun Kaname (Kamen Rider Agito, live-action Casshern and Grave of the Fireflies) plays an ordinary 34-year-old salary...
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Attack on Titan 3DS Game's Updated Chain Edition Teased in Video

Online co-op & more stages, missions, voices, fine-tuning in December release ― The official website for Spike Chunsoft's Shingeki no Kyojin ~Jinrui Saigo no Tsubasa (Attack on Titan: The Last Wings of Humanity) Nintendo 3DS game began streaming a teaser movie for this December's Chain update on Tuesday. The video highlights the improvements in the new version: Internet cooperative play, new stages, ...

Monday, September 15

Hyrule Warriors Wii U Game's TV Commercial Streamed

Game ships on September 26 in N. America with pre-order DLC bonuses ― The official Nintendo channel began streaming a Hyrule Warriors (Zelda Musō) television commercial on Monday. The game is slated to ship on September 26 in North America. Those who pre-order the game in North America at select retailers can get free DLC costumes such as Twilight Princess, Skyward Sword, or Ocarina of Time costume p...
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Chinese Voice Actress Lives Her Dream As Usagi's Little Brother

While plenty of manga and anime series feature stories of protagonists trying to achieve their dreams, Chinese voice actress Seira Ryū is living hers. Ever since she watched Neon Genesis Evangelion, she dreamed of becoming a voice actress, saying that the characters felt like they were "actually alive." Despite not knowing Japanese at the time, the dream took hold, and she studied Japanese at Beij...
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MuzikAzia Asian Music Streaming Service Now Available

With the popularity and success of free music streaming services over the past few years, it seemed like just a matter of time before someone out there created a website to cater exclusively to international customers with a taste for Asian music. Enter MuzikAzia, a French-created website that launched just two days ago, that will specialize in Asian music—Japanese, Korean, Vietnamese, Thai, ...
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Miyazaki Speaks Out About His Political Views and Japanese Politics

The Asia-Pacific Journal's Asato Ikeda recently transcribed an illuminating interview with famed director Hayao Miyazaki originally printed in Studio Ghibli's monthly Neppu magazine. In it, Miyazaki delves deep into his life, talking about his childhood thoughts on war, his feelings on Japan and its war policies, his father, current politics, and the Abe administration. Here are a couple of snippe...
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Persona 4 Arena Ultimax Game's English Adachi, Marie, Aigis Trailers Posted

Story trailer also streamed for September 30 game ― Atlus USA released a story trailer and three English character promotional videos featuring Adachi, Marie, and Aigis 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. Marie and Adachi were also previewed in English in a DLC content traile...
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Shelf Life - Meat Market

This week, a visit to the farm, the local market, and a girls academy that has a special Airsoft zone worthy of movies.
- Silver Spoon s1
- Stella Women's Academy C3-bu
- Tamako Market
― Shelf Worthy Silver Spoon Complete 1st Season DVD Rental Stella C3-bu Complete Series DVD Tamako Market Complete Series DVD Perishable Nothing this week This week's anime selection was remarkably pleasant. Often, I ...
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Bladedance of Elementalers ‒ Episode 10

"Things seem to be moving towards a confrontation of some kind, but exactly what kind isn't certain."
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Chitose Get You's Mashima Starts Tsuitto MARCH Manga

Chitose Get You ended in Manga Life Momo in June ― Publisher Takeshobo announced on Thursday that Etsuya Mashima will start the new manga series Tsuitto MARCH in the November issue of Manga Life Momo on September 27. Mashima ended the Chitose Get You four-panel comedy manga in Manga Life Momo's August issue on June 28. The story followed an elementary school girl named Chitose who wildly pursues the ...
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Blue Spring Ride ‒ Episode 11

"While there are few things more satisfying than the happy conclusion to a romance, there are things that come pretty damn close. This episode of Blue Spring Ride is one of them."
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Scryed's Yasunari Toda Will Start Rail Ghost Manga Series

Also starting: Uni and Yūga Takauchi's Shishō Series ~Shishō to Boku to~, Keita Takatsu's Oyakusoku Consultant. Suzuki Takamichi ― The October issue of Shonen Gahosha's Monthly Young King Ours GH magazine is announcing on Tuesday that Yasunari Toda will start the tentatively titled Jigen Kishi Rail Ghost (Hour Knight Rail Ghost) manga in the following issue on October 16. In the story, "Metsubō" (Dea...
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Ganbare! Lulu Lolo's 2nd Season to Air September 25

2 new characters join series for young children ― The official website for the Ganbare! Lulu Lolo - Tiny Twin Bears television anime series announced in August that the series' second season will premiere on the NHK-E educational channel on September 25. The season will introduce two new twin characters named Pak and Pero, who are like naughty little brothers to Lulu and Lolo. The cast includes: Lul...
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Tanuki Abound in Monthly Girls' Nozaki-kun Cafe

Customers will receive character image portraits as thanks for patronage. ― Patisserie Swallowtail is known for their occasional collaborations in which they create impressive looking confections based off of popular anime series. While one might expect them to work together with the production and licensing team of each respective show, it seems like for their latest Monthly Girls' Nozaki-kun collab...
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Yoshitsugu Matsuoka Joins Blue Spring Ride Anime Cast

Tōma Kikuchi debuts in this week's episode 11 ― The Blue Spring Ride (Ao Haru Ride) anime's official website announced that Yoshitsugu Matsuoka (Sword Art Online, No Game, No Life) voiced Tōma Kikuchi, who debuted in the show's eleventh episode on Monday. Kikuchi is a commuting high school student in the same year as the main characters. Matsuoka joins the current cast of Maaya Uchida as Futaba Yoshi...
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Daily Cosplay - Hetalia: Axis Powers' Germany and Italy

Warning: Potentially offensive imagery. ― Character: Prussia & Italy Series: Hetalia: Axis Powers Cosplayer: Aija Taiga & Yomizu Photographer: Altug Isler (Turkey) (DeviantArt) We asked the photographer, "When did you first get into cosplay photography?" "I started to shoot cosplay photos on 2013 in a cosplay event. I shoot only 12 frame photos on that event. Subsequently my cosplayer friends inspire...
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Shogakukan to Launch New Corocoro Aniki Magazine in October

Magazine for older audiences to run Monster Hunter gag series, new Bakusō Kyōdai Let's & Go!! series, others ― Japanese publisher Shogakukan will premiere a new magazine for older audiences titled Corocoro Aniki on October 15. The magazine is aimed for middle school boys who have "graduated" from Corocoro Comics and men who have been reading the magazine for 20 to 30 years. Both the September and Oct...
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Ah My Buddha DVD

Ah My Buddha teases us with a decent premise, but ultimately does not deliver. ― If you like harem shows about a hapless guy who gets beaten up for little-to-no reason, lots of breasts and bottoms, and panty shots galore...you probably still won't like this show. Originally released by Media Blasters and now rescued and re-released by Right Stuf under their Lucky Penny label, Ah My Buddha is a slog t...
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Space Dandy Season 2 ‒ Episode 11

"If you're in the mood for a surreal adventure with a hint of serious romance, then you'll definitely get a kick out of this."
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Wit Studio's Rolling Girls Anime Also Gets 4-Panel Manga

Ro~lling Gi~rls Inspirtation x Traveler previewed alongside main manga series ― This year's October issue of Mag Garden's Comic Garden announced this month that Wit Studio's upcoming original anime The Rolling Girls will get a four-panel manga adaptation titled Ro~lling Gi~rls Inspirtation x Traveler in the Comic Blade online magazine starting on October 27. A preview of the series will appear alongs...
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Gugure! Kokkuri-san TV Anime's 2nd TV Ad Introduces Inugami

Takahiro Sakurai plays doting dog spirit in October show ― Media Factory began streaming the second commercial for the television anime of Midori Endō's Gugure! Kokkuri-san manga on Monday. The character Inugami (as played by Takahiro Sakurai) narrates with the opening theme song "Welcome!! Disco Kemokemoke" in the background. Inugami: I have appeared as a dog god to Lady Kohina who is in our care. A...
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Japan's Animation TV Ranking, September 1-7

Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo, Magical Sisters Yoyo & Nene air ― Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo (Evangelion Shin Gekijō-ban Q Quickening) aired on NTV on Friday, September 5 at 9:00 p.m. and earned 10.0% rating. It aired alongside Hideaki Anno and Studio Ghibli's live-action special "Kyoshinhei Tokyo ni Arawaru" (Giant God Warrior Appears in Tokyo). Magical Sisters Yoyo & Nene aired on NTV o...
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New Nintendo 3DS Gets Pokémon Variants in Japan

Pokemon Centers to offer Groudon, Kyogre Editions on November 21 ― Pokemon Centers throughout Japan will offer original variants of the upcoming New Nintendo 3DS system with the Pokémon Groudon or Kyogre on stamped suede-style plates. Pre-orders for the New Nintendo 3DS Groudon Edition and New Nintendo 3DS Kyogre Edition will begin this Saturday, and they will officially debut on November 21 for 19,...
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Death Note Stage Musical Casts Teppei Koike as L

Kenji Urai, Hayato Kakizawa star as Light in Tokyo next April ― The Death Note stage musical has cast Teppei Koike (Gokusen, Love*Com the Movie, Tōfu Kozō) as the genius detective L. The production also stars both Kenji Urai (Aoi Honō, Kamen Rider Kuuga, Sailor Moon musicals, pictured below left) and Hayato Kakizawa (Crows Explode, Kaiji 2, pictured below right) as Light Yagami. The musical will run ...

Sunday, September 14

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Japanese Box Office, September 6-7

Ghost in the Shell Arise border:4 premieres ― Stand By Me Doraemon, the 36th Doraemon film and franchise's first CGI film, stayed at #1 in its fifth weekend. Satoshi Tsumabuki, who previously played 30-year-old Nobita in a series of live-action Toyota car commercials, also plays Nobita as a young man in the film. The film also ranked #1 on Box Office Mojo's chart and earned 373,669,108 yen (US$3,483,...

My Wife is Wagatsuma-san Manga to End on September 24

Romantic comedy series available on Crunchyroll ― Manga author Yuu Kuraishi announced on Twitter last month that the manga series My Wife is Wagatsuma-san (Wagatsuma-san wa Ore no Yome) will end in this year's 43rd issue of Kodansha's Weekly Shōnen Magazine on September 24. This year's 42nd issue is confirming the series will end when the issue is released on Wednesday. Kuraishi stated that it is imp...
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Monthly Girls' Nozaki-kun ‒ Episode 11

"The joke quota is back on track this week after a slight dip in laughs last episode."

New York Times Manga Best Seller List, August 31-September 6

Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's, One Piece, 2 Attack on Titan volumes, Niisekoi, Pokemon Adventures, Kazue Kato short story collection, Monster Musume, Skip Beat!, High School DxD The New York Times newspaper listed the manga bestsellers in the United States for the week ending on September 6. Rank Prev. Rank Title Author Publisher Weeks on List Cover 1 -Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's #6 Story: Masahiro Hikokubo / Art: Masashi Sat...
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Sumire Uesaka to Perform Hōzuki no Reitetsu OVA's Ending Theme

3 new DVD episodes to screen in December before bundling with manga ― The official website for the Hōzuki no Reitetsu anime announced on Sunday that Sumire Uesaka (Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions!, Nobunagun) is performing the ending theme song "Enma Daiō ni Kiitegoran" (Try to Listen to King Enma) for the original anime DVDs (OADs). The new song will be Uesaka's fifth single release and ship in Jap...
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Rail Wars! ‒ Episode 11

"Rail Wars! has definitely improved as it's gone along, (if only by a little) so chances are good there will be a happy ending waiting for us at the end of the line."
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Thermae Romae II Film's English-Subtitled Trailer Posted

Live-action sequel to Mari Yamazaki's manga premiered in Japan in April ― Fuji TV posted an English-subtitled version of the trailer for Thermae Romae II, the second live-action film inspired by Mari Yamazaki's historical comedy manga Thermae Romae, this month. The film premiered in Japan on April 26. Fuji TV also posted a synopsis of the film: That guy is back again! The greatest bath movie of the c...
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DRAMAtical Murder ‒ Episode 11

"It's never great, but it's not always broken, and that keeps the series floating just above the realm of irredeemable failure. "
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Sabegebu! - Survival Game Club! ‒ Episode 11

"Each of this episode's segments draws from a different source of humor, but all three offer an entertaining experience."

'I Can't Understand What My Husband Is Saying' Anime's 1st Video, New Voice Cast Unveiled

Rie Kugimiya, Toshifumi Sakai, Ryoko Shintani join anime about woman married to otaku ― The official website for the anime of Cool Kyōshinsha's four-panel web manga I Can't Understand What My Husband Is Saying (Danna ga Nani o Itteiru ka Wakaranai Ken) updated on Monday. It began streaming the first promotional video, unveiled more of the voice cast and staff, and revealed information on the theme so...
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Handsome Nagano Police Get Their Own Manga

Spin-off of webcomic on police department's website ― Since 2013, the Nagano Prefecture Police Department has run a 4-panel manga series called Keisatsu-no Oniisan! (literally "Big Brother Policeman") on its website. It depicts two police officers, one young and the other middle-aged. Now, thanks to their increasing popularity, they're getting a manga in a magazine, Manga Time Jumbo, devoted to 4-pan...

Yuri Kuma Arashi by Utena/Penguindrum's Ikuhara Slated for January

Studio Silver Link producing animation for "intellectual fantasy" ― The teaser website for the Yuri Kuma Arashi (Yuri Bear Storm) anime by director Kunihiko Ikuhara (Revolutionary Girl Utena, Penguindrum, several Sailor Moon television series) announced on Monday that the series will premiere on MBS and other stations next January. The website also added a new image. Ikuhara is directing the anime fo...

Aniplex USA to Release Gurren Lagann on Blu-ray Singles

Company previously released the series in an imported Blu-ray set last year ― Aniplex of America announced at its Nan Desu Kan panel on Saturday that it will release the Gurren Lagann television anime series domestically in five volumes on Blu-ray Disc. Aniplex released the series in an imported Blu-ray box set last year. The first of five domestic Blu-ray Disc releases is slated to ship on November ...
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Daily Cosplay - How To Train Your Dragon 2's Astrid

Character: Astrid Series/Game: How To Train Your Dragon 2 Cosplayer: THAM Photographer: Double Stomp Productions (Facebook, Twitter, DeviantArt, Instagram, Storenvy) We asked the photographer, "What tips can you offer those getting into cosplay photography to get the shots they want?" "Honestly, I'm still learning every day of my life when it comes to getting the shots I want. Really, the best tip...
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Astro Toy - Nendoroid Mako Mankanshoku

It's a Nendoroid of Mako from Kill la Kill! How can you resist? ― Nendoroid Mako Mankanshoku Series: Kill La Kill Maker: Good Smile Price: $60 This is Nendoroid number 408. Last May, Nendoroid #300 (Miku 2.0) came out. So in about a little under 18 months, the line has produced over 100 figures! With that many figures coming out in so little time, I have found the quality is all over the place on th...
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Barakamon ‒ Episode 10

"This episode was a lovely summation of the series so far."
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Samurai 7 Sci-Fi Anime Gets Stage Musical

Prince of Tennis musicals' director to helm 2015 adaptation of 2004 TV series ― Nelke Planning announced on Saturday that the Samurai 7 television anime series is receiving a stage musical adaptation. The musical will run at The Galaxy Theatre in Tokyo's Shinagawa ward in January 2015. Yukio Ueshima (Prince of Tennis musicals) is directing and choreographing the musical. Toshihiko Sahashi (Mobile Sui...
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Mysterious Joker TV Anime's 30-Second Commercial Streamed

Haruna Sakurai, Naoki Tatsuta, Yuko Hara, more join cast for October 6 anime ― The official website for the television anime of Hideyasu Takahashi's Mysterious Joker (Kaitō Joker) manga began streaming a commercial for the series on Friday. The commercial features the opening theme "Kaitō Miracle Shonen Boy" (Mysterious Miracle Young Boy) by Aruka Rider. Joker: My name is Phantom Thief Joker! I'm a m...

The Seven Deadly Sins Anime's New TV Spot Previews Theme Song

Ikimono-gakari performs opening for October 5 series starring Yuuki Kaji, Sora Amamiya, Mamoru Miyano, more ― 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 opening theme Netsujō no Spectrum (Spectrum of Passion) by Ikimono-gakari (Na...

Saturday, September 13

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JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders ‒ Episode 24

"Stardust Crusaders is done for the summer, and it's primed to go out with a bang: literally!"

The World God Only Knows Manga to Gets Train-Themed Spinoff

Series to involve heroines of the story & trains ― The official website of Weekly Shonen Sunday announced on Wednesday that The World God Only Knows manga will receive a spinoff series titled "Kami Nomi zo Shiru Sekai On The Train" starting on September 19. The spinoff manga will appear on Shogakukan's free online manga publication Club Sunday, which is linked to the Shonen Sunday magazine. The Worl...

Aniplex USA Outlines Otorimonogatari Blu-ray Plans

October 28 box with English subtitles ― Aniplex of America outlined its Blu-ray Disc release of Otorimonogatari (the third arc in Monogatari Series Second Season) at its Nan Desu Kan panel on Saturday. The English-subtitled Otorimonogatari set will have four television episodes on two Blu-ray Discs for US$64.98 (US$49.98 at retail). The October 28 box will feature: Video Contents "“Omnibus 3” Video (...
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Shōnen Hollywood - Holly Stage for 49 ‒ Episode 11

"Shounen Hollywood has always been smart about addressing what effort, art, and celebrity are really like than most shows, but this episode hit particularly close to home."
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Viz Media's SuBLime Imprint Adds Love Stage, Ginger Honey, Special Delivery, More Titles

North American boys-love manga publisher SuBLime announced at Yaoi-Con on Saturday that it will publish Eiki Eiki and Taishi Zaou's Love Stage, Isaku Natsume's Ginger Honey, Momiji Akutagawa's Special Delivery! (Otodoke ni Agarimasu!), and Tomoko Yamashita's The Night Beyond the Tricorner Window (Sankaku Mado no Sotogawa wa Yoru) manga. Love Stage's story revolves around Izumi Sena, a boy born int...
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Aniplex, Crunchyroll, Hulu to Stream Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso Anime

October anime Your Lie in April adapts Naoshi Arakawa's shōnen manga ― Aniplex of America announced at its Nan Desu Kan panel on Saturday that it will stream the Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso (Your Lie in April) anime as it airs in Japan. The anime will begin streaming on Aniplex Channel, Hulu and Crunchyroll when the anime premieres in Japan in October. Naoshi Arakawa's original shōnen manga follows Kōsei...
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Sword Art Online II ‒ Episode 11

"A fairly slow and talky episode of Sword Art Online this week, but we did cover some necessary ground."
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Magimoji Rurumo ‒ Episode 10

"Magic and the paranormal are featured more heavily here than they have been for the past few episodes, but even so, the story focuses largely on Kota attempting to enjoy the perks of being in a mixed bath."

AnimeNation Retailer Closes Shop After 20 Years

Company's AN Entertainment branch released Omishi Magical Theater: Risky Safety, Miami Guns, Haré+Guu in North America ― AnimeNation.net's Gene Field announced on Saturday that the online retail company is closing shop after 20 years. Field offered the following statement: After 20 years, we've decided to get out of the retail game. A heartfelt thanks to all our great customers over the years, and al...
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Aldnoah.Zero ‒ Episode 11

"Disappointed by the relative dearth of serious action the past couple of episodes? Episode 11 makes up for it, and in a big way."
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KenIchi Manga's Shun Matsuena Draws 3 One-Shots

Original manga to run in November after Shijō Saikyō no Deshi Kenichi's end ― This year's 42nd issue of Shogakukan's Weekly Shonen Sunday magazine is announcing on Wednesday that KenIchi the Mightiest Disciple creator Shun Matsuena is drawing a series of three color one-shot manga. The announcement makes no reference to Matsuena's Shijō Saikyō no Deshi Kenichi (KenIchi the Mightiest Disciple) manga t...
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Fate/Stay night TV Anime's 5th TV Ad Highlights Lancer

Anime of original game's 'Unlimited Blade Works' route to premiere on October 4 ― The fifth character ad for ufotable's Fate/stay night television anime began airing Saturday. The ad focuses on the Servant Lancer. The ad features the theme song "ideal white" by Mashiro Ayano. Lancer: Good, now you're talking Text: The Holy Grail War that revolves around a miracle Servant Lancer! Lancer: Since you get...
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The List - 7 Powered-Up Forms That Are More Weird Than Awesome

Sometimes maybe it's better to stay in your second-to-last form. ― It's right about when all hope is lost that a character finally powers up just in time, usually with some blinding magical lights, gasps from bystanders, and plenty of fanfare. On the other side of the coin, a villain might let out a mighty roar, grow 10 times in height, and release that ultimate, last-ditch attack. One invokes cheer...
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Daily Cosplay - Blood+'s Saya

Character: Saya Otonashi Series/Game: Blood+ Cosplayer: Mira Scarlet Cosplay Photographer: Double Stomp Productions (Facebook, Twitter, DeviantArt, Instagram, Storenvy) We asked the photographer, "What tips can you offer cosplayers to get the shots that they want?" "My biggest tip to cosplayers to get the shot you want is know your character. Don't just cosplay a character because you think it loo...
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Keisuke Itagaki's Baki-Dou Manga Goes on 1-Week Hiatus

Martial arts series creator hospitalized due to hand injury ― This year's 42nd issue of Akita Shoten's Weekly Shonen Champion magazine is announcing on Thursday that Keisuke Itagaki's Baki-Dou manga will go on hiatus for one week. Itagaki plans to resume the martial arts series in the 43rd issue on September 25. The manga creator was hospitalized and received surgery for an injury in his left hand. I...
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Eri Kitamura, Daisuke Ono Join Yamada-kun to 7-nin no Majo Cast

Toshiharu Sasaki to also debut in OVA of Miki Yoshikawa's supernatural manga ― This year's 42nd issue of Kodansha's Weekly Shonen Magazine is announcing on Wednesday three new cast members for the original video anime (OVA) adaptation of Miki Yoshikawa's Yamada-kun to 7-nin no Majo manga. Eri Kitamura (Magic Kaito 1412, Knights of Sidonia) will play student council vice president Nene Odagiri, and Da...
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This New Breast-Grabbing Oculus Rift Demo Is Quite the Handful

There are so many incredible things that the Occulus Rift could be used for. Exploring historical landmarks at the peak of their prime maybe, or exploring the inner workings of a human cell. Perhaps breathing life into old video game classics. But while we've seen some nifty pop culture innovations, like letting Pacific Rim fans drift inside a Jaeger, or explore Totoro's bus stop, it seems that pe...
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Haikyu!! Anime's 3DS Game's New Promo Narrated by Hinata

Game based on volleyball anime will ship in Japan on September 25 ― Bandai Namco Games began streaming a new promotional video for its Haikyu!! Tsunage! Itadaki no Keshiki!! (Haikyu! Connect! View From the Top!!) game for the Nintendo 3DS on Saturday. The video is narrated by Karasuno's Shōyō Hinata (Ayumu Murase). Hinata: Ooh! Ooh! Pick me! Can I go next? I want to talk a little bit about the storie...
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Tales of Zestiria Commercial Unveils Superfly Theme Song

PS3 game with "Limited Premium Hidden Artes," 1 of 4 rubber straps for pre-order bonuses ships on January 22 in Japan ― A television commercial began airing in Japan for Bandai Namco Games' Tales of Zestiria PlayStation 3 game on Saturday. The commercial reveals that the title of Superfly's theme song for the game will be, "White Light." Sorey: I need to go. Lailah: Sorey... Mikleo: I'm against this....
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Magic Kaito Manga Returns to Shonen Sunday For 3 Chapters

Last published volume of series was released in 2007 ― This year's 42nd issue of Shogakukan's Shonen Sunday magazine is announcing on Wednesday that Gosho Aoyama will resume serialization of his Magic Kaito manga for three chapters. The manga will run from the 44th to the 46th issue of the magazine. Detective Conan will go on hiatus one issue before and after the Magic Kaito serialization, as well as...
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Yugami-kun ni wa Tomodachi ga Inai Manga Gets 2nd Anime Ad

Madoka Yonezawa, Kouki Uchiyama return for 2nd commercial animated by A-Pictures ― This year's 42nd issue of Shogakukan's Weekly Shonen Sunday magazine is announcing on Wednesday that Jun Sakura's Yugami-kun ni wa Tomodachi ga Inai (He Does Not Have Any Friends) manga will have a second anime commercial promoting the manga. The 30-second commercial will once again feature Madoka Yonezawa (White Albu...
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Haruka: Beyond the Stream of Time 6 Announced For PS Vita, PSP

Some details for remake of 1st Angelique game also unveiled ― Koei Tecmo Games announced at the “Neoromance 20th Anniversary” event on Saturday that Harukanaru Toki no Naka de 6 (Haruka: Beyond the Stream of Time 6) is in production for the Sony PlayStation Vita and PlayStation Portable consoles. The game is scheduled to be released sometime next year. The previous numbered title in the series, Haruk...
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Love Stage!! Boys-Love Anime's New OVA Ad Streamed

TV anime's main voice cast return for DVD to ship in November ― Kadokawa began streaming a new 15-second television commercial for the original video anime (OVA) of Taishi Zaou and Eiki Eiki's Love Stage!! boys-love manga on Friday. The video features SCREEN mode's song "LΦVEST" that serves as the opening theme for the manga's television anime. Cast members from the television anime including Tsubasa...

Friday, September 12

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Invaders of the Rokujyōma!? ‒ Episode 10

"This episode may cover plenty of familiar comedic ground, but it manages to have much more fun in the process than anyone could reasonably expect."
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Manga Cookbook Makes An Appearance on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson

Late night talkshow host Craig Ferguson gave some love to Manga University's The Manga Cookbook, a simple cookbook that gives step-by-step illustrations for how to make some of the foods commonly seen in manga and anime. Dishes include onigiri, yakitori, udon, okonomiyaki, miso soup, and more. Currently listed at $9.95, the book features recipes by chef Yoko Ishihara and illustrations by Chihiro H...
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Naruto SUN Storm Revolution Game's European Launch Trailer Posted

Trailer features special attacks from multiple characters ― Bandai Namco Games' European branch began streaming the launch trailer for the Naruto Shippūden Ultimate Ninja Storm Revolution game in English, Spanish, French, German and Italian on Friday. The video previews special moves from many of the characters featured in the game for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC. The game will feature new ga...
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Tokyo ESP ‒ Episode 10

"How our heroes are going to succeed may not be clear yet, but the last pieces are in place and the story can move toward a conclusion."
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Celebrate the Birthday of Love Live's Kotori with Fan-Art, Mini-Shrines, and A New Nendoroid

September 12 is Kotori Minami's birthday, and fans all over the globe have been celebrating the occasion. The Love Live staff celebrated by posting a sneak peek of an upcoming Kotori Nendoroid from Good Smile Company, saying that more information would be available on September 19. A larger photo was posted on the Good Smile Company blog's Twitter. Meanwhile, fans have been showing their Kotori lo...
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Terror in Resonance ‒ Episode 9

"Terror in Resonance needs to stick the landing, but so far it's made all of the right moves. Checkmate is in sight."
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Pokémon Omega Ruby, Alpha Sapphire Promo Features More Mega Evolutions

Games will get demo version prior to November 21 release ― The Official Pokémon Channel posted a new promotional video for upcoming Nintendo 3DS games Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire on Friday. The video shows gameplay footage of Primal Groudon and Primal Kyogre using weather-altering abilities and unique attacks. The trailer also introduces Rayquaza and three new Mega Evolutions: Mega ...
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Crunchyroll Streams ANISAVA Anime, Itazura Kiss 2- Love in Okinawa Special

Flash-animated comedy and live-action drama premiere Friday ― Crunchyroll announced on Friday that it will stream the anime series ANISAVA and the live-action drama special Mischievous Kiss 2- Love in Okinawa (Itazura Kiss 2- Love in Okinawa). Anisava will premiere on Friday at 6:00 p.m. EDT for all users in the United States, Canada, South Africa, New Zealand, Australia, and Central and South Americ...
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Black Butler: Book of Circus ‒ Episode 10

In last week's review, I mentioned that I was worried about how the last episode of Black Butler: Book of Circus would fill itself out, since only a few plot threads were left hanging (and only a few characters were left alive, for that matter). This week proved that those worries were completely in vain, as the final chapter of this arc proved to be nearly as jam-packed as the penultimate one, an...
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Tokyo Ghoul ‒ Episode 11

"Tokyo Ghoul, for all the things it gets right as a horror and action show, does seem to have trouble deciding whether it wants to be plain gory fun or disturbingly contemplative."

Masami Kikuchi, Nao Tōyama, Yō Taichi Star in Ai Tenchi Muyo Anime

Full cast, staff, & updated character designs unveiled ― The official website for the new Tenchi Muyo! series, Ai: Tenchi Muyo!, updated on Friday with the cast and additional staff, as well as the final versions of the character designs. The voice actors for Tenchi, Ryoko, Sasami, Mihoshi, and Washu are reprising their roles from earlier shows in the franchise. Haruhi Nanao as Ayeka is the only new ...
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GLASSLIP ‒ Episode 11

"GLASSLIP uses much of this episode to allow the relationships formed in the previous one to settle. It's a step towards conclusiveness, if nothing else."
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Charges Dropped For Man With A Decepticon Maserati

Quincy District Court threw out the police impersonation misdemeanor charge against Zhang Zhijun for his Transformers-inspired Maserati on September 4. Magistrate Robert Bloom ruled in favor of the 23-year-old resident of Braintree, Massachusetts because Zhijun never pulled over other drivers nor claimed to be a police officer. The defendant's lawyer said all his client was doing was, "driving his...
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Sentai Filmworks Adds Love Stage!! Anime

Boys-love series about an otaku and an actor ran on Crunchyroll ― Sentai Filmworks announced on Friday that it has licensed the anime of Eiki Eiki and Taishi Zaou's Love Stage!! boys-love manga. The story revolves around Izumi Sena, a boy born into a family of ultra-famous entertainers. However, he is the only member of the family who is not in the entertainment industry, and he is a super otaku coll...
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Argevollen ‒ Episode 11

"ARGEVOLLEN still isn't breaking the mold, but if I may borrow the General's words, it shows moxie and promise."
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Sailor Moon English Dub Trailer Previews Special Features

Blu-ray & DVD to ship November 11. ― Viz Media began streaming an English-dubbed trailer on Friday for its first Blu-ray and DVD release of Sailor Moon. The video previews the upcoming Special Edition Blu-ray set's extras. The English dub premiered on Neon Alley and Hulu on September 5. The dub cast is as follows: Stephanie Sheh as Usagi Tsukino/Sailor Moon Kate Higgins as Ami Mizuno/Sailor Mercury C...

JoJo's Bizarre Adventure's Egypt Arc to Premiere in January

Stardust Crusaders' current run ends ― The end card of Saturday's broadcast of the 24th episode of Jojo's Bizarre Adventure Stardust Crusaders announced that that series' Egypt arc will begin in January. The series will begin its season break after this week's episode. The Twitter account confirmed in June that the anime series is on a one year, or four cours, run and will include all the Stands that...
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Persona 4 the Golden Animation ‒ Episode 10

"Episode 10 contains some major revelations about the central character Marie, but ultimately comes off as one of the lesser episodes of the series."
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Daily Cosplay - Metal Gear's Raiden

Character: Raiden Series/Game: Metal Gear Cosplayer: Beagle K Cosplay Photographer: Double Stomp Productions (Facebook, Twitter, DeviantArt, Instagram, Storenvy) 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?" "My personal dream shoot at this moment is to go onto a naval base and get...
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Naruto #66 Ranks 3rd in U.S. Monthly BookScan August List

4 Attack on Titan volumes, Maximum Ride, Rosario + Vampire Season II, Monster Musume, Bleach also rank ― The 66th volume of Masashi Kishimoto's Naruto manga ranked #3 on Nielsen BookScan's Top 20 Graphic Novel chart for August. The volume previously ranked #1 in July and the series' 65th volume ranked #7 in June. A total of four Attack on Titan volumes ranked this month. Attack on Titan volume one ta...

Chaika - The Coffin Princess Avenging Battle Anime's TV Spot Teases October 8 Premiere

Naomi Ozora, Ayumu Murase, Sarah Emi Bridcutt, more join cast for 2nd season of fantasy anime ― Kadokawa began streaming a TV commercial for the Hitsugi no Chaika AVENGING BATTLE TV anime sequel on Friday. The video features the anime's opening theme song, "Shikkoku o Nuritsubuse" (Paint Out the Jet Black) by Iori Nomizu. Text: Feelings will get through. No matter what kind of truth is waiting at the...
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Heat Up Your Room With the Free! Eternal Summer Calendar

Be it lush landscapes, cute puppies, pin-up girls, or covered bridges, wall calendars are all about the eye-candy. And, well, telling the date, of course, but mostly eye-candy. So naturally, the Free! Eternal Summer 2015 calendar is full of it, with swoon-worthy illustrations that include the characters pampering their dates (you, obviously) with fresh-baked treats, live music, dinner service, and...
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Ghost in the Shell Arise #4's New Trailer Streamed After Premiere

Motoko chases down hacker, terrorist Fire Starter in final installment of original video project ― Sony began streaming a new promotional video for the fourth episode of the Ghost in the Shell Arise original video anime (OVA) series on Friday. The episode premiered in Japanese theaters on September 6. Emma: You can't stop the Fire Starter. Do you think cyberbrains will make people happy? Motoko: You ...

Attack on Titan: No Regrets Anime's Promo Previews 1st Episode

Koji Yusa, Mariya Ise join cast for OAV series with 1st episode shipping with manga on December 9 ― Kodansha began streaming a promotional video for the anime adaptation of the spinoff manga Attack on Titan: No Regrets (Shingeki no Kyojin Gaiden: Kuinaki Sentaku) on Friday. Text: Attack on Titan - The spin-off story No Regrets that tells the story of how Levi and Erwin met gets the very wished-for an...

Tokyo Ghoul Manga to End This Month

14th & final volume to ship on October 17 ― Sui Ishida is ending the Tokyo Ghoul manga in its 143rd chapter in this year's 42nd issue of Weekly Young Jump magazine on September 18. Shueisha will publish the 14th and final volume of the manga on October 17. The dark fantasy manga is set in Tokyo, which is haunted by mysterious "ghouls" who are devouring humans. People are gripped by the fear of these ...
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DramaFever Will Stream Itazura na Kiss 2 ~Love in Okinawa Live-Action TV Special

Special will stream on DramaFever on Friday, one day after it airs in Japan ― International video streaming site DramaFever will stream the Mischievous Kiss 2: Love in Okinawa (Itazura na Kiss 2 ~Love in Okinawa) live-action television special on Friday, after it airs in Japan. The one hour special will air on Saturday at 3:20 a.m. in Japan. The story will follow Naoki and Kotoko on their honeymoon i...
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New Black Butler Musical Stage Video Previews Songs

Yūya Matsushita and Nayuta Fukuzaki star in Black Butler's third musical adaptation ― MaiDiGitv began streaming a preview of the Musical Kuroshitsuji ―Chi ni Moeru Licorice― (Musical Black Butler: Licorice that Burns in the Ground), the third musical adaptation of Yana Toboso's supernatural manga Black Butler on Tuesday. The video features Yūya Matsushita as Sebastian Michaelis and Nayuta Fukuzaki as...
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Baki Gaiden - Scarface Manga Resumes After 5 Years

Also: Naoki Saitō's Baki Domoe parody manga ends ― This year's October issue of Akita Shoten's Bessatsu Shonen Champion magazine revealed on Friday that Keisuke Itagaki and Yukinao Yamauchi are resuming their Baki Gaiden - Scarface manga after five years. The two will resume the manga in the magazine's November issue, which ships on October 11. The manga revolves around the character Kaoru Hanayama....
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New Patent Filed by The Pokemon Company, Nintendo, Ambrella

Hypothetical device would have wireless capability and chip-reading technology ― Nintendo, Amarella, and The Pokemon Company filed a patent in March for what could potentially be a new Pokemon gaming device. The patent refers to "an information processing apparatus" with the ability to read wireless NFC or RFID chips, as well as the integrated circuit chips such as those found in some credit cards. T...
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Inou Battle Within Everyday Life's 2nd Promo Previews Song, Story

Haruka Yamazaki, Saori Hayami, Risa Taneda, Nanami Yamashita perform opening for October anime ― The official website for the television anime of Kota Nozomi's Inou Battle Within Everyday Life (Inō-Battle wa Nichijō-kei no Naka de/Inou-Battle in the Usually Daze) light novel series updated on Friday, and began streaming the second promotional video for the series. The video previews the story premise...
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