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The X Button - Scare Supply

This week: Todd gets into the spirit of the season with a Halloween roundup! Plus Guilty Gear Xrd, Freedom Wars, and a letdown you might’ve seen coming. ― I seldom use this column to celebrate holidays, but this Halloween is different. I'll address the vital issue of appropriate games for this time of year, and there's still time to enter the Halloween contest! The prize pack has Castlevania: The Dr...
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The Evil Within

It's hard to blame Shinji Mikami for going back to the well, especially when everything else, from Gears of War to The Last of Us, has spent the past ten years stripping Resident Evil 4 to its bones. ― The Evil Within introduces its first enemy in a perfect recreation of Resident Evil's iconic zombie reveal, as if it wants to be certain you know it is a Shinji Mikami game. This is a game with a lot o...
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Interview: Takeshi Obata

A few questions for illustrator extraordinaire Takeshi Obata, the man behind the incredible art of Death Note, Hikaru no Go, All You Need is Kill and more. ― If you haven't heard of Takeshi Obata, chances are you have seen his work: he is an illustrator and mangaka, usually working with writers to help tell stories. He has worked on Hikaru no Go, as well as Death Note, Bakuman, and most recently the ...
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RIGHT TURN ONLY - By Request

Sometimes current debates spill over into manga releases in the strangest ways. Join Rebecca as she checks out new and upcoming volumes of Spell of Desire and Vinland Saga, along with the manga adaptation of this season's most hotly debated anime and several more! ― You never can tell what you'll find when you're unpacking. Sometimes it's horribly melodramatic stories written in middle school (I can...
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Shelf Life - Four Your Eyes Only

This week, a special club for a special aesthetic, grave diggers, and good ol' hijinks.
- Dr. Slump Movies 1-5
- Meganebu
- Sunday without God
― Shelf Worthy Sunday without God Complete + OVA BD Rental Dr. Slump Movies 1-5 DVD Perishable Meganebu Complete Series BD This may sound like an insignificant thing, but a few years ago, I turned off the notification sound on my iPhone for new emails. Leavin...
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ANNCast - Klein Times

Vice President of New Generation Pictures Jonathan Klein returns to the podcast to discuss his two latest projects, the conclusion of Hellsing Ultimate and Bayonetta: Bloody Fate! Plus: stories from the old days, the dub scene in LA and Twitter time! ― ANNCast 203 - Klein Times Get the Flash Player to see this player. Vice President of New Generation Pictures Jonathan Klein returns to the podcast to...
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A Certain Scientific Railgun S DVD

A Certain Scientific Railgun S' first half is much more action-packed than its predecessor and focuses more on Misaka than on the girl group dynamic of the earlier season. ― How much you enjoy this second series (whose “S” subtitle is explained in episode three) may depend on whether you preferred the action-oriented moments of the first season or the humorous slice-of-life aspects. If you are a fan ...
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The Mike Toole Show - Let's Talk It OVA

Mike takes a tour of obscure OVA releases from the early 90s. Hammerpants not included. ― Twenty years ago, everything had started coming up Tenchi Muyo!. The series actually kicked off in Japan in 1992, but went global in ’94, and just kept on truckin’. There was an OVA series, then another OVA series, then a TV series and more OVA stuff and a movie and another TV series and another movie and anothe...
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Manga Dogs GN 1

Manga Dogs' first volume is, overall, a very funny look at those whose greatest desire/delusion is to be a mangaka. ― If Manga Dogs seems like a bit of a departure for Ema Toyama, that's because it is. Her fourth series to be published in English – TokyoPop published Pixie Pop and Del Rey/Kodansha brought us I am Here and Missions of Love – is a much funnier, more cynical story than her cute romances...
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Wednesday, October 22

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Japan's Video Game Rankings, October 13-19

Chaos Rings III Prequel Trilogy, Amnesia: Later x Crowd Edition debut ― Japan's Game Ranking: October 13-19 Rank System Title Maker Release Date Weekly Copies Total Copies 4Gamer Reader Review 13DS Monster Hunter 4G (Including Bundled Editions) Capcom October 11 327,212 1,773,501 60 23DS Dairan Tou Smash Brothers for Nintendo 3DS (Super Smash Bros.) Nintendo September 13 53,075 1,610,904 81 33DS Yōka...
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Chaika - The Coffin Princess Avenging Battle

"In a medium that's filled to the brim with ambitious story ideas and novel visual styles, there's something to be said for getting the simple things right."
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Sukima Switch Perform Song, Voice-Act in The Last -Naruto the Movie-

Male duo contribute theme & play ninja in 'final' Naruto film, opening in December ― The male duo Sukima Switch are not only performing the theme song for December's The Last -Naruto the Movie-, but also voice-acting ninja characters in it. Members Takuya Ōhashi (leftmost in photo) and Shintarō Tokita (rightmost) entered a Tokyo studio to record their dialogue on October 15. Since this will be the fi...
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More Characters Join MAG's Fight Against Piracy

The "Manga Anime Guardians" project's (MAG) "Join Us, Friends" campaign to fight manga and anime piracy picked up major steam in the last week. The special illustration project is an effort to expand MAG's reach. As more individuals join and share the page, artist Takashi Yoshiike will add an anime character to the illustration. When ANN last posted the image, only Luffy, Naruto, Conan, Kirito, an...
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Dawn of the Arcana's Rei Tōma to End Rokka Melt Manga

"Chilly love triangle" series launched in 2013 ― The December issue of Shogakukan's Monthly Cheese! magazine will announce on Friday that Rei Tōma's manga Rokka Melt - Fiancé wa Yukiotoko (Rokka Melt - Fiancés Are Abominable Snowmen) will end in the magazine's January issue on November 22. Tōma launched the manga in Monthly Cheese! magazine in 2013. Shogakukan shipped the manga's third volume in Aug...
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Trinity Seven

"...wants to be funny and sexy but also have serious undertones, but as of the end of episode 3 it has yet to find a good balance."
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Gundam Build Fighters Try ‒ Episodes 1-3

"At long last, the Gundam franchise is using its 35 years of source material to create a show as passionate and diverse as its fanbase."

Maiden Japan Adds Patlabor: The New Files OVA

DVD and Blu-ray slated for release on February 17, 2015 ― North American anime distributor Section23 Films announced in its February 2014 release slate on Wednesday that Maiden Japan will release the Patlabor The Mobile Police: The New Files OVA. The sixteen-episode series will ship on DVD and Blu-ray in Japanese with English subtitles on February 17, 2015. Mamoru Oshii (Ghost in the Shell, The Sky C...
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Toshio Okada Rips Apart Gundam Reconguista

"I can't figure out what's going on" ― Toshio Okada, a former Studio Gainax president involved in Gunbuster and Otaku no Video, is now a noteworthy anime scholar. On his video channel, he recently gave quite a tongue-lashing to the latest installment in the long-running Mobile Suit Gundam series, Gundam Reconguista in G, and its creator, Yoshiyuki Tomino. Here's the video (the relevant portion lasts ...

Sentai Filmworks Schedules 1st Space Brothers Blu-ray, DVD

Also: Leviathan ~ The Last Defense to get English dub ― Section 23 Films announced its February release slate on Wednesday and included Sentai Filmworks' first Space Brothers collection on DVD and Blu-ray, which will ship on February 24. The release will include English subtitles and carry a 325-minute run time. Sentai Filmworks announced its license of the series in 2012 and Crunchyroll streamed the...
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The X Button - Scare Supply

This week: Todd gets into the spirit of the season with a Halloween roundup! Plus Guilty Gear Xrd, Freedom Wars, and a letdown you might’ve seen coming. ― I seldom use this column to celebrate holidays, but this Halloween is different. I'll address the vital issue of appropriate games for this time of year, and there's still time to enter the Halloween contest! The prize pack has Castlevania: The Dr...
game review

The Evil Within

It's hard to blame Shinji Mikami for going back to the well, especially when everything else, from Gears of War to The Last of Us, has spent the past ten years stripping Resident Evil 4 to its bones. ― The Evil Within introduces its first enemy in a perfect recreation of Resident Evil's iconic zombie reveal, as if it wants to be certain you know it is a Shinji Mikami game. This is a game with a lot o...
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Interview: Takeshi Obata

A few questions for illustrator extraordinaire Takeshi Obata, the man behind the incredible art of Death Note, Hikaru no Go, All You Need is Kill and more. ― If you haven't heard of Takeshi Obata, chances are you have seen his work: he is an illustrator and mangaka, usually working with writers to help tell stories. He has worked on Hikaru no Go, as well as Death Note, Bakuman, and most recently the ...
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Ai: Tenchi Muyo! Anime Gets Manga

Series based on currently-running anime to premiere in November ― The December issue of Kodansha's Monthly Shōnen Sirius is announcing on Saturday that the new Tenchi Muyo! anime series, Ai: Tenchi Muyo!, will receive a manga adaptation in the magazine starting in the January issue on November 26. The Ai Tenchi Muyo! anime's original creator Masaki Kajishima will write the story and Haruna Nakazato ...
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Yona of the Dawn

"Seeing Yona go from scared bratty princess to confident warrior will be an interesting journey. That journey needs to step it up, however, and get going in episode four, or attention will start to wane."
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Funasshi Mascot Gets His Own Meat Bun

Funassyi, the strange pear-fairy mascot of Funabashi City, has been doing pretty well for itself. The genderless being has its own manga, it won last year's nationwide mascot contest, and it has an extensive line of merchandise. Now it's a meat bun, dyed a bright yellow, and stuffed with soy-marinated pork, onions, and cabbage. Those interested in popping Funassyi in their mouths can head to Japan...
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Otoko no Isshō Live-Action Film's Trailer Previews JUJU Theme Song

Film about woman who gives up on love before meeting 52-year old man premieres at Tokyo Film Festival before February 14 national premiere ― Website Cinema Cafe began streaming the first trailer for the live-action film adaptation of Keiko Nishi's Otoko no Isshō (A Man's Lifetime) manga on Wednesday. The trailer features the song, "Hold me, Hold you" by JUJU, who wrote the song specifically for the f...
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Monogatari 'Final Season's' Tsukimonogatari Anime Previewed in Video

Hiroshi Kamiya, Saori Hayami reprise roles in story about Yotsugi premiering December 31 in Japan ― Aniplex began streaming a promotional video on Wednesday for Tsukimonogatari (Possession Story), the anime adaptation of the first story in the "Final Season" of NisiOisin's Monogatari Series. Koyomi: Yotsugi Ononoki is a doll, and if you were to put it another way, she is not a human. She has the appe...
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Live-Action Patlabor's 9th Episode Footage Streamed

Episodes about sniper Kasha, white crocodile mystery premiered earlier this month ― Footage from the ninth episode of the Mamoru Oshii's live-action The Next Generation -Patlabor- series began streaming on Wednesday. Episode 9 is based on the Patlabor anime's "Chika Meikyū Bukke" (Underground Labyrinth Case) episode. Section 2 Division 2 ventures deep underground to investigate stories about a white ...
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M3 The Dark Metal PS Vita/PS4 Game's Main Promo Streamed

Action-adventure game ships on November 20 with first copies bundled with radio program episode, reversible game jacket ― Namco Bandai Games began streaming the main promotional video for its upcoming M3 The Dark Metal Mission Memento Mori PlayStation Vita and PlayStation 4 game on Wednesday. The video begins with the following dialogue and text: Akashi: Is it going to end in a place like this...? Ak...
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One Piece: Super Grand Battle! X's Gameplay Previewed in Video

Law & Luffy vs. Donquixote in November 13 3DS fighting game set in New World ― Bandai Namco Games began streaming a new gameplay video its Nintendo 3DS "traditional" fighting game One Piece: Super Grand Battle! X (One Piece: Chō Grand Battle! X) on Wednesday. November 13 What do we need for this battle!? Strength, or brains? Faith, or bonds? Who will win the battle, allies or family? Everything is be...
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Vampire Knight Stage Play's Cast Unveiled in Costume

Nogizaka46 idol Yumi Wakatsuki & "boys-style" models Root & Akira star ― The December issue of Hakusensha's LaLa magazine is unveiling the main cast and visual for the stage play of Matsuri Hino's Vampire Knight manga on Friday. Root, a female model of "boys-style" clothing, will play Zero Kiryū. Nogizaka46 idol group member Yumi Wakatsuki will play Yūki Cross. "Boys-style" model Akira will play Kan...

Animation Director Hiroshi Shimizu Joins 'Urbance' Animation Kickstarter Project

Campaign looking to raise CAD$189,000 for 8-minute pilot ― Conceptual art company Steambot's co-founders Jöel Dos Reis Viegas and Sébastien Larroudé gave more details on the involvement of animation director Hiroshi Shimizu and Franco-Japanese animation studio, Yapiko Animation, in their "Urbance" animation project's Kickstarter campaign on Saturday. Yapiko Animation founder Eddie Mehong collaborated...
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Viz Offers Resident Evil: Marhawa Desire Preview For Halloween ComicFest

Participating shops to offer sampler on October 25 for Halloween ComicFest ― Viz Media announced on Thursday that it will offer a sneak preview of the Resident Evil: Marhawa Desire (Biohazard: Marhawa Desire) manga by Naoki Serizawa (Saru Lock, Samurai Man) as part of this year's Halloween ComicFest. Comic shops celebrate Halloween ComicFest each year by offering fans and visitors a free comic sample...
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Madoka Magica Manga Spinoff Puella Magi Suzune Magica to End

Gan's story about assassin of magical girls to end in November ― The December issue of Houbunsha's Manga Time Kirara Forward magazine is announcing on Friday that manga artist Gan will end the Puella Magi Suzune Magica series in the following issue on November 22. Houbunsha will publish the third compiled book volume of this Puella Magi Madoka Magica spinoff on December 12. The story centers around S...
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Animation Director Keiichiro Kimura Launches Short Film Kickstarter Campaign

Speed Racer, Lupin the Third, Cyborg 009 animator will create new Go! Samurai film ― Awesome Japan launched a Kickstarter campaign on Monday for an animated short film by animation director Keiichiro Kimura called "Go! Samurai." Kimura's son confirmed his father's involvement with the project via a Twitter post on Monday. The younger Kimura is directing and editing the work. The short film will consi...
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2nd Steins;Gate IBM Anime Short Posted with English Subtitles

New shorts depict how cognitive computing changes life in the future ― IBM Japan's official YouTube channel began streaming an English-subtitled version of "Navigation," the second Steins;Gate Sōmei Eichi no Cognitive Computing collaboration video, on Wednesday. IBM's Mugendai (Infinity) website is also hosting the video in Japanese without English subtitles. Mamoru Miyano and Asami Imai reprise thei...
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Attack on Titan 3DS Game Rated by Australian Board for Atlus

Shingeki no Kyojin ~Jinrui Saigo no Tsubasa 3DS game shipped in Japan in December ― The Australian Classification Board is currently listing an Attack on Titan "multi platform" game with an MA 15+ rating. The board classified the game on October 21, and the board lists the game's author as Spike Chunsoft and the publisher as Atlus USA Inc. A source at video game developer Spike Chunsoft had told vide...

Tuesday, October 21

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April is Your Lie Manga to Bundle Original Anime DVD

11th manga volume to bundle DVD with TV anime's cast & A-1 Pictures ― Retailers Amazon Japan, Animate/Gamers, and e-hon report that Naoshi Arakawa's 11th April is Your Lie (Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso) manga volume will bundle an original anime DVD on May 15, 2015. The DVD will have an original story produced with the same quality as the ongoing television anime — specifically, with the same main cast an...
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Senran Kagura Bon Appétit PS Vita Game's Launch Date Trailer Streamed

North American publisher will release the game digitally via the PlayStation Network on November 11 ― XSEED Games began streaming its launch date announcement trailer for the Senran Kagura Bon Appétit (Deka Mori Senran Kagura) rhythm game on Tuesday. The North American publisher will release the game digitally for the PlayStation Vita console via the PlayStation Network on November 11. XSEED Games de...
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Former Kara Member Makes Film Debut in Assassination Classroom

Jigoku Sensei Nube actress plays foreign language teacher Irina Jelavic ― Former Kara idol Kang Jiyoung (Urakara, Koisuru Maison ~Rainbow Rose~) will play the professional assassin and foreign language teacher Irina Jelavic in the upcoming live-action film adaptation of Yusei Matsui's Assassination Classroom manga. The role will mark the first time Jiyong is acting in a film. Jiyong retired from Kara...
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Add Character to Your Undergarments with Yowamushi Pedal Boxer Briefs

While there are days you want to shout your fandom from every rooftop in the city, some days, you just want to be a little more secretive about it. With Gate's Yowamushi Pedal boxer briefs, you can cheer on Sakamichi Onoda or Yasutomo Arakita all day long in the privacy of your pants. Fans of Yuusuke Makishima or Jinpachi Toudou can also pick up some boxer shorts with SD versions of the characters...
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Sailor Moon Lockets, Dolls, Aprons, and Blu-rays, Oh My!

Bandai's latest barrage of Sailor Moon merch includes "beauty gummies" Sailor Moon keeps rolling down the endless merchandise train. This time we musical lockets, more Pullip dolls, aprons, gummy candy, and the latest specs on the second Sailor Moon Crystal Blu-ray. Let's dig in! Bandai is re-releasing another classic Sailor Moon toy for fans both new and old. The "Starry Sky Music Box" (Hoshizora ...
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My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU's Watari to Write New Light Novel Series

"Anti-hero, superpowers, and category error" are keywords for upcoming story ― The official website for Shogakukan's Gagaga Bunko and Lululu Bunko light novel imprints announced on Friday that Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Come wa Machigatteiru (My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU) author Wataru Watari and illustrator saitom will team up for a new light novel slated for release next spring. Gagaga and Lululu...
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Kuroko's Basketball Characters Promote Real-Life Winter Cup

The characters in Kuroko's Basketball spend a lot of time working towards the Winter Cup, a national high school basketball tournament held every winter in Tokyo. Only the top eight teams from the Interhigh can participate, making it prestigious, as well as extraordinarily competitive. Now the boys are lending their experience and expertise to the real JX-ENEOS Winter Cup 2014, also known as the 4...
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Shining Resonance PS3 Game's Extended Promo Introduces Characters

"Dragon and musical instrument-playing RPG" slated for December 11 in Japan ― Sega's official YouTube channel began streaming an extended version of the promotional video for its upcoming Shining Resonance PS3 Game on Monday. The video adds an introduction for Hiroshi Kamiya's character Jenas Aion. The text in the video reads: Once, the dragons that competed for supremacy of the Earth disappeared In ...

Log Horizon English Dub Cast Announced

1st DVD/Blu-ray to ship November 25 ― Sentai Filmworks announced its English dub cast for Log Horizon on Tuesday. Kyle Colby Jones will direct the cast including: Mike Yager as Shiroe Andrew Love as Naotsugu Jad Saxton as Akatsuki Maggie Flecknoe as Marielle Shelley Calene-Black as Henrietta Jovan Jackson as Nyanta Hilary Haag as Serara Houston Hayes as Shoryu Ty Mahany as Smash Greg Ayres as Tohya L...
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Captain Kirk Knows His Sailor Guardians

It all started when Supernatural actors Misha Collins and Osric Chau posted images of themselves about to participate in Kayak Touring's Endure 4 Kindness 2014 fundraiser. Chau dressed up as Sailor Jupiter for the event on Sunday at Fraser River in British Columbia. .@Osricchau and I are getting in the kayak now. Donate if you dare.... https://t.co/fHxs6HOPP7 pic.twitter.com/sKbs8APQnq— Misha Coll...
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Keep Warm in a Prince of Tennis Hanten Coat

Want to stay warm, all while showing off the cool stylings of the Prince of Tennis heroes? Fans attending this year's Jump Festa 2015, which will actually be held December 20-21, 2014, will have the chance to buy one of three Prince of Tennis hanten, each with a slightly ridiculous illustration of Keigo Atobe, Kuranosuke Shiraishi, or Seiichi Yukimura hanging out with predatory creatures. Hanten a...

North American Anime, Manga Releases, October 19-25

A Letter to Momo, Bayonetta: Bloody Fate, Sunday Without God anime; No Game, No Life, Witchcraft Works manga ship ― Anime Releases Title Publisher Suggested Retail Price Date Bayonetta: Bloody Fate DVD/Blu-rayPlease Funimation Entertainment US$34.98 October 21 Kill La Kill Blu-ray 2Cite Aniplex of America US$49.98 October 21 Kill La Kill DVD 2AnimeNewsNetwork Aniplex of America US$39.98 October 21 Ki...
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Ayumi Fujimura Joins Magi: Adventure of Sinbad Anime Spin-off's 3rd Episode

Actress will play Pipirika in OVA's Imuchakk arc ― The official website for Shogakukan's web comic site "Ura Sunday" announced that Ayumi Fujimura (Hunter x Hunter's Neferpitō, Squid Girl's Eiko Aizawa) will join the cast of the Magi: Adventure of Sinbad original video anime's third episode. The story will enter the Imuchakk arc and Fujimura will play Pipirika: The DVD bundle with the special edition...
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Super Smash Bros. Announcer Tries His Very Best At the Pokemon Theme Song

Nintendo fans may not be familiar with the name Xander Mobus, but they probably know his voice when they hear it. He's the announcer for Super Smash Bros. For Nintendeo 3DS and WiiU, as well as a few other voice roles, but his talents apparently don't just end there. A fan asked him to please sing the Pokemon theme song, and he obliged. While the song is prefaced with a cheery, "This is gonna suck...
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Bandai Makes Zaku II Inspired Cakes For Christmas

What better way to spend the holiday than with an army of Zaku Cakes? ― In the Mobile Suit Gundam world, the MS-06F Zaku II is one of the most mass produced Mobile Suits around. Its iconic cyclops-like look has become part of Gundam culture altogether. While their ranks contain countless casualties, their never ending numbers are the stuff of nightmares. Still, who knew that they could become somethi...
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'Camp Pokémon' iOS App Offers Pokémon-Themed Games for Younger Players

Minigames where players identify pokémon, decorate photos ― The Official Pokémon Company International YouTube channel began streaming a video on Tuesday announcing its "Camp Pokémon" application, which is now available for iOS devices. The app is available in English, French, German, Spanish, and Italian. The free app is designed for children ages six through eight and will include several minigames...
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Phantasy Star Online 2 Adds Yuruyuri Costumes

Costumes based on Namori's manga to debut in late November ― The official Twitter account for Sega's Phantasy Star Online 2 game unveiled the Yuruyuri Nachu Yachumi! (a deliberate misspelling of "natsu yasumi," or "summer vacation") collaboration costumes on Tuesday. The costumes will be available in late November. 【『PSO2放送局』第25回放送中!】11月下旬配信「世壊の刻、禍津の刻」Part1。新スクラッチ「ゆったりレクリエーション」では、「ゆるゆり」とのコラボが実現!「アッカリ...
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RIGHT TURN ONLY - By Request

Sometimes current debates spill over into manga releases in the strangest ways. Join Rebecca as she checks out new and upcoming volumes of Spell of Desire and Vinland Saga, along with the manga adaptation of this season's most hotly debated anime and several more! ― You never can tell what you'll find when you're unpacking. Sometimes it's horribly melodramatic stories written in middle school (I can...
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Rage of Bahamut Genesis ‒ Episodes 1-3

"This is easily the most "gateway drug" series of the season, if not the whole year."
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Expelled From Paradise Film's 2nd Trailer Previews Elisa's Theme Song

Megumi Hayashibara, Kotono Mitsuishi, Minami Takayama, Tohru Furuya, more join cast for November 15 film ― A second trailer for Gen Urobuchi (Puella Magi Madoka Magica, Fate/Zero), Toei Animation, Nitroplus, and director Seiji Mizushima's (first Fullmetal Alchemist anime, Gundam 00) Expelled From Paradise (Rakuen Tsuihō) film project began streaming on Tuesday. The video features the film's theme son...
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Kousuke Toriumi Joins Gugure! Kokkuri-san Cast

Series adapting Midori Endō's comedy manga premiered earlier this month ― The November issue of Square Enix's Gangan Joker magazine is announcing that Kousuke Toriumi (Sailor Moon Crystal's Nephrite, Pretear's Hayate) will join the cast of the television anime adaptation of Midori Endō's Gugure! Kokkuri-san manga. Toriumi's role will be a Tengu who loves jokes. The anime also stars: Ryou Hirohashi (W...
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2nd Kamisama Kiss Anime's 1st Promo Previews New Characters

Mamoru, Kirihito, parts of Tomoe's past sampled in video promoting 2nd season of adaptation of Julietta Suzuki's manga ― Pony Canyon began streaming the first promotional video for the second Kamisama Hajimemashita (Kamisama Kiss) anime series adapting Julietta Suzuki's manga on Tuesday. Demon: So you're the guys who have been messing around these parts lately... Tomoe and Akuraō. Let's have a fight,...
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Imageepoch Unveils Stella Glow Strategy RPG for 3DS

Story revolves around song magic & witches ― Kadokawa's Weekly Famitsu magazine is unveiling the newest project from Imageepoch (Time and Eternity, Luminous Arc, 7th Dragon 2020) on Thursday. The title of the game will be Stella Glow, and it will be a simulation RPG that takes place in a world of swords and magic. The game will focus on witches who control "song magic," which has the power to change...

Gurren Lagann Stage Play's Cast Photographed in Costume

Play will run in Tokyo's Zenrōsai Hall Space Zero theater from October 22 to 26 ― The official website for the "Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann -Engeki-hen-" stage play posted pictures of the cast members in costume on Friday. The adaptation of Gainax's Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann anime series will run in Tokyo's Zenrōsai Hall Space Zero theater from October 22 to 26. The cast includes (from left to right)...
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Ushijima the Loan Shark's Manabe Pens One-Shot in Morning

2nd live-action adaptation of Ushijima the Loan Shark premiered earlier this year ― This year's 47th issue of Kodansha's Morning magazine is announcing on Thursday that Ushijima the Loan Shark creator Shohei Manabe will pen a new one-shot in the magazine's next issue, which is scheduled to be released in Japan on October 30. The one-shot, titled Shopping Mall, revolves around the seemingly real lives...
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Japan's Animation DVD Ranking, September 29-October 5

One Piece sells 2,092 + 1,091, followed by Naruto, Kuroko's Basketball, Kenshin, Itazura na Kiss ― The DVD Special Price Edition of the live-action Rurouni Kenshin film sold 902 more copies for a new total of 15759. In its 14th week, it rose from #38 to #26 on the overall DVD chart. Itazura na Kiss 2 ~Love in Okinawa debuted at #27 with 864 copies. Comedian Tekken's Parapara Manga Sakuhin-shū Dai-ni-...

Japan's Animation Blu-ray Disc Ranking, September 29-October 5

Lyrical Nanoha box sells 7,930, followed by Love Live, Hanamonogatari, The Kawai Complex Guide to Manors and Hostel Behavior, Saikin, Imōto no Yōsu ga Chotto Okashiin Da Ga. ― The live-action film of the Saikin, Imōto no Yōsu ga Chotto Okashiin Da Ga. manga sold 1,393 copies of the Director's Cut to debut at #13 on the overall Blu-ray Disc chart. Rank Last Week Title Weekly Copies Total Copies Relea...
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Tokyo Yamimushi Crime Manga Gets Sequel Film in 2015

Yuuki Honda's story of salaryman dragged into Tokyo's dark underworld ― This year's 21st issue of Hakusensha's Young Animal magazine is announcing on Friday that a film adaptation of Yuuki Honda's seinen manga Tokyo Yamimushi -2nd Scenario- Pandora has been green-lit. The film will open next year. The magazine will reveal more details about the film in the future. The story of the sequel manga revolv...

Monogatari Series' 1st 'Final Season' Anime to Air on December 31

All 4 Tsukimonogatari episodes to run on TV, niconico on New Year's Eve ― A handout revealed that the anime of Tsukimonogatari, the first story in the "Final Season" of NisiOisin's Monogatari Series, will air on December 31. All four episodes of Tsukimonogatari will begin running at 10:00 p.m. on New Year's Eve on the Tokyo MX TV station, the BS11 channel, and the niconico service. Aniplex will then ...

Monday, October 20

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Expelled From Paradise 'Making Of' Footage Streamed

Writer Gen Urobuchi, director Seiji Mizushima's film project opens November 15 ― The official YouTube channel for scriptwriter Gen Urobuchi (Puella Magi Madoka Magica, Fate/Zero), Toei Animation, Nitroplus, and director Seiji Mizushima's (first Fullmetal Alchemist anime, Gundam 00) Expelled From Paradise (Rakuen Tsuihō) film project began streaming its first "film making" video on Tuesday. The video ...
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Shining Resonance PS3 Game's Additional Cast Revealed

Hiroshi Kamiya, Hideyuki Tanaka, Unshou Ishizuka join "dragon and musical instrument-playing" RPG ― The official website for the Shining Resonance role-playing game announced additional cast and characters on Monday. The newly announced cast includes: Ginas Aion (Hiroshi Kamiya), a dragon slayer King Albert (Hideyuki Tanaka), pictured top right, and Head Knight Burroughs (Unshou Ishizuka), pictured b...

Nana Mizuki Scores 20th Top-10 Single

Actress released 30th single with Cross Ange opening theme on October 15 ― Singer and voice actress Nana Mizuki's 30th and most recent single "Kindan no Resistance," which shipped on October 15, sold approximately 40,000 copies to rank at #5 on Oricon's weekly singles chart. The single is Mizuki's 20th single to rank in the top 10 on Oricon's weekly singles chart. The single contains "Kidan no Resist...
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Texas' Oni Con Will Host Naruto Voice Actress Junko Takeuchi

Final Fantasy XIII composer Masashi Hamauzu will also attend event in Galveston on October 31 to November 2 ― Organizers of Texas' Oni Con announced on Monday that Junko Takeuchi, the voice actress behind Naruto Uzamaki, will attend the event. Takeuchi last appeared at Comic-Con International San Diego in July. Besides voicing the popular ninja, Takeuchi's other roles include Gon Freecss in the 1999 ...
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Final Fantasy Composer Nobuo Uematsu's Earthbound Papas to Perform at Kansas' Naka-Con

Concert with World of Warcraft's Jason Hayes to be held November 27 ― Babel Entertainment announced on Monday that composer Nobuo Uematsu and his band Earthbound Papas will perform at the Naka-Kon Winter Concert 2014 on November 29 at Overland Park Convention Center in Kansas. Composer Jason Hayes (World of Warcraft) will also perform with his tribute band Critical Hit. Earthbound Papas' members incl...
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When Supernatural Battles Became Commonplace ‒ Episodes 1 - 3

"Each episode is an unrelenting barrage of clever, self-aware jokes that embrace the tropes of the genre even as the show pokes fun at them."
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Japan's Animation TV Ranking, October 6-12

Live-action Jigoku Sensei Nube premieres ― The live action drama of Takeshi Okano and Sho Makura's Jigoku Sensei Nube manga premiered on NTV on Saturday, October 11 at 9:00 p.m. and earned a 13.3% rating. The live-action film of Satoru Hiura's women's romance manga Hotaru no Hikari - It's Only Little Light in My Life aired on NTV on Friday, October 10 at 9:00 p.m. and earned a 12.2% rating. The live ...
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Shelf Life - Four Your Eyes Only

This week, a special club for a special aesthetic, grave diggers, and good ol' hijinks.
- Dr. Slump Movies 1-5
- Meganebu
- Sunday without God
― Shelf Worthy Sunday without God Complete + OVA BD Rental Dr. Slump Movies 1-5 DVD Perishable Meganebu Complete Series BD This may sound like an insignificant thing, but a few years ago, I turned off the notification sound on my iPhone for new emails. Leavin...
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Death Note Mangaka Takeshi Obata Sketches Ryuk and L

Takeshi Obata, the talented artist behind series like Death Note, Bakuman, and the All You Need is Kill manga adaptation, was in New York last weekend for New York Comic Con 2014, as well as an appearance at Kinokuniya. Viz Media recently uploaded video footage of Obata sketching Ryuk and L on two autograph boards, and the process is fascinating. Take a look.
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Japanese Box Office, October 11-12

Live-action Kin Kyori Renai, HappinessCharge Precure! film premiere ― The live-action film of Rin Mikimoto's shōjo manga series Kin Kyori Renai (Close Range Love) opened this weekend at #2. The film stars Tomohisa Yamashita as the tsundere teacher Haruka Sakurai and Nana Komatsu in her debut role as genius high school student Yuni Kururugi. The film ranked #1 on Box Office Mojo's chart and earned 178...
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Takeshobo's Manga Club Original Magazine to End Wednesday

Nobuyuki Anzai's Anzai Nobuyuki no Meta Nikki manga to move to Manga Life Momo ― The November issue of Takeshobo's four-panel manga magazine Manga Club Original announced that the December issue, which ships on Wednesday, will be the last. Manga creator Nobuyuki Anzai (Flame of Recca, Mar) will announce in the upcoming issue that his Anzai Nobuyuki no Meta Nikki (Nobuyuki Anzai's Meta Diary) manga w...
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Yowamushi Pedal Grande Road

"We're on season two of the sports anime with plenty of heart, friendship, and suspenseful two-kilometer race legs that drag on, Dragonball Z-like, for episodes at a time."
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ANNCast - Klein Times

Vice President of New Generation Pictures Jonathan Klein returns to the podcast to discuss his two latest projects, the conclusion of Hellsing Ultimate and Bayonetta: Bloody Fate! Plus: stories from the old days, the dub scene in LA and Twitter time! ― ANNCast 203 - Klein Times Get the Flash Player to see this player. Vice President of New Generation Pictures Jonathan Klein returns to the podcast to...
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Zetsubou-Sensei's Kumeta to End Sekkachi Hakushaku to Jikan Dorobō Manga in 7 Parts

3rd part to begin on October 29 ― This year's 47th issue of Kodansha's Weekly Shōnen Magazine will announce on Wednesday that Kôji Kumeta (Sayonara, Zetsubou-Sensei, Joshiraku, The Eccentric Family character design) will end his Sekkachi Hakushaku to Jikan Dorobō (The Impatient Count & the Time Thief) manga in seven parts. The first part ended in the 46th issue of the magazine, which shipped on Octo...
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Gugure! Kokkuri-san ‒ Episodes 1-3

"Comedy fans will adore this series, and there's a little something extra for fans of all things kawaii and bishōnen as well."
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Japanese Bakery Starts Selling the Best Part of Melon Bread - Just the Top

Just as the best part of a muffin is the crown, the best part of melon bread (or melonpan) is totally the crunchy cookie skin, the texture of which gives melon bread its name. Yamazaki Baking knows this too, which is why they recently introduced a product that's just the melonpan skin. And, as an extra selling point, it also has half the calories of a regular melonpan. メロンパンの皮だけ売っていた!夢のような商品だ、つい買っ...
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Akame ga KILL! ‒ Episode 16

"Enjoyable but hardly amazing and flies by without seeming to accomplish much."
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Hisako Kanemoto, Takahiro Sakurai Join The Seven Deadly Sins Anime Cast

Kanemoto will play Veronica, while Sakurai will play Griamor ― This year's 47th issue of Kodansha's Weekly Shōnen Magazine is announcing two more cast members for the television anime of Nakaba Suzuki's The Seven Deadly Sins (Nanatsu no Taizai) manga on Wednesday. Hisako Kanemoto will play Veronica and Takahiro Sakurai will play Griamor. The previously announced cast includes: Yuuki Kaji as Meliodas...
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The Simpsons Halloween Episode Pays Tribute to Popular Anime

The Simpsons had some fun last night in their "Treehouse of Horror XXV" Halloween episode, imagining a world where multiple incarnations of the Simpsons family has been created by an evil marketing entity. Amongst them was a tribute to some popular anime titles, including Attack on Titan, Naruto, Pokemon, Bleach, One Piece, and Spirited Away. The episode went on to pay homage to Adventure Time, Ar...
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Atelier Shallie to Get Western Release in 2015

Tecmo Koei Europe confirms upcoming game ― Tecmo Koei Europe announced on Monday that it will release Atelier Shallie: Alchemists of the Dusk Sea in 2015. The game serves as the final chapter in the "Dusk" trilogy, and takes place in a world where the waterbeds are drying up and plant life is dying. Two young alchemists meet in an oasis. Players will be able to play as one of two heroines: Shallie (v...
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A Certain Scientific Railgun S DVD

A Certain Scientific Railgun S' first half is much more action-packed than its predecessor and focuses more on Misaka than on the girl group dynamic of the earlier season. ― How much you enjoy this second series (whose “S” subtitle is explained in episode three) may depend on whether you preferred the action-oriented moments of the first season or the humorous slice-of-life aspects. If you are a fan ...
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Mushishi: The Next Chapter ‒ Episode 11

"This episode was a beautiful and intensely rewarding surprise even by the high standards set by the series, especially if you really like Ginko and want to learn more about him."
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CROSS ANGE Rondo of Angel and Dragon

"Cross Ange is an edgy, somewhat trashy, often in-your-face viewing experience, the kind of series which actively strives for attention and is willing to risk offending some potential viewers to do so."
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Shaman King's Takei Starts New Manga, Ends Ultimo, Jumbor in 2015

New manga inspired by Dash! Yonkurō sports manga begins in Corocoro Aniki in March ― Hiroyuki Takei's manga essay on October 15 in the first issue of Shueisha's Corocoro Aniki revealed that his Ultimo and Jumbor manga series will end sometime in 2015. In addition, Takei will begin a new series in the magazine titled Dash! Yonkurō on March 15, 2015 (pictured below). The magazine hints that Takei will...

1st Kure-nai Novel Volume in 6 Years Unveiled

Shinkurō is given proposition of arranged marriage with daughter of one of the 13 inner families in 5th installment ― Shueisha announced on Monday that the release of first new volume in Kentarō Katayama's Kure-nai light novel series in approximately six years has been green-lit. The book will be titled Kure-nai ~Yugamisora no Hime~ (Kure-nai ~The Princess of the Warped Sky~). The story begins when S...
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New Cardfight!! Vanguard G Card Game Anime Previewed in Video

Ryotaro Okiayu, Rion Kako, Junichi Yanagita, more join cast for October 26 sequel anime ― TV Tokyo began streaming a promotional video for the upcoming Cardfight!! Vanguard G sequel anime on Sunday. The video features the anime's opening theme song, "Break It!" by Mamoru Miyano. The preview premiered after the final episode of the previous series, Cardfight!! Vanguard: Legion Mate. Chrono: My name is...
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Yoru no Yatterman Project Teased With Website

Last Yatterman project was in 2009 ― Tatsunoko opened a teaser website on Sunday for a Yoru no Yatterman (Yatterman of the Night) project, and lists that production has been green-lit. The website notes that more information will be unveiled on October 27. The copyright for the website reads, "Tatsunoko Pro/Yoru no Yatterman Production Committee 2015." The original Yatterman television series premie...
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Attack on Titan 3DS Game's Updated Chain Edition Previewed in Promo

Online co-op & more stages, missions, voices, fine-tuning in December 4 release ― Spike Chunsoft began streaming a new promotional video for the Shingeki no Kyojin ~Jinrui Saigo no Tsubasa~ CHAIN (Attack on Titan: The Last Wings of Humanity CHAIN) Nintendo 3DS game on Monday. The video highlights the improvements in the new version: Internet cooperative play, new stages, new missions, new mode, over ...

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Ghibli's Princess Kaguya Earns US$51,000 in 3 Theaters During N. American Opening Weekend

Film to open in more theaters across N. America over the next few weeks ― Box Office Mojo is estimating that Studio Ghibli and Isao Takahata's The Tale of the Princess Kaguya earned an opening weekend gross of US$51,700 in North America. The film opened at the IFC Center in New York City, ArcLight Hollywood in Los Angeles, and TIFF Bell Lightbox in Toronto. It had a per-screen average of US$17,233 — ...
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Lord Marksman and Vanadis

"This show's weird little blend of worldbuilding, character building, solid action, and battle strategy really works for what it's trying to do."
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Wolf Girl & Black Prince ‒ Episodes 1-3

"Wolf Girl and Black Prince is just humorous and self-aware enough to intrigue fans of this genre, even if it's not unique."

Assassination Classroom Anime's Promo Previews Class 3-E's Cast

Hear January show's voice cast as entire class plays a word association game ― The official website for the television anime of Yusei Matsui's Assassination Classroom manga began streaming a "Rensō Kiyōshitsu" (Association Classroom) promotional video on Monday. To introduce the voice cast for the students in Class 3-E, Koro-sensei starts a word association game to have each student speak up in turn:...

Toonami Runs Dragon Ball Z Kai Ad

Series will premiere on Adult Swim's block on November 8 ― The staff of Adult Swim's Toonami block posted a Dragon Ball Z Kai ad teasing the show's upcoming network premiere. Toonami will replace Bleach with Dragon Ball Z Kai on November 8. Dragon Ball Z Kai (known as just Dragon Ball Kai in Japan) condenses the 1989-1996 Dragon Ball Z anime series to more closely follow Akira Toriyama's Dragon Ball ...
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The Fruit of Grisaia

"The Fruit of Grisaia is playing its cards close to the vest, but there's enough to keep you watching."

U.K. Man Sentenced for Prohibited Images of 'Manga' Children

Court decision marks 2nd conviction for Middlesbrough man ― The Teesside Crown Court of Middlesbrough, England convicted 39-year-old Robul Hoque of 10 counts of possessing prohibited images of children. However, the children depicted in the images were all drawings. Hoque is believed to be the first man in the country brought to court solely over manga and anime images. The court sentenced him to nin...
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Celestial Method

"It's going to have to start moving just a little faster within the next one or two episodes if it wants to maintain its precarious balance."

Digital Manga Planning Tezuka Kickstarter Covering 6 Series

Campaign includes The Three-Eyed One, Rainbow Parakeet, Wonder Three, Alabaster ― North American publisher Digital Manga announced on Friday that it is planning a Kickstarter campaign to fund six Osamu Tezuka manga titles for a total of 31 volumes. The main goal includes Tezuka's 13-volume The Three-eyed One and seven-volume Rainbow Parakeet manga. The first stretch goal includes Wonder Three and Ala...
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Ore, Space Dandy Manga Ends on MangaBox App

Adult Swim's Toonami block is now reshowing sci-fi comedy anime ― DeNA's Japanese Manga Box app ended its serialization of Ore Space Dandy (I, Space Dandy) manga by artist Hiroki Katsumata (Gogo no Grey) on Sunday. The manga is based off of the Space Dandy anime, but has original stories not told in the television series. The series' first and only compiled volume will ship on November 6. Sung-woo Pa...
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The Mike Toole Show - Let's Talk It OVA

Mike takes a tour of obscure OVA releases from the early 90s. Hammerpants not included. ― Twenty years ago, everything had started coming up Tenchi Muyo!. The series actually kicked off in Japan in 1992, but went global in ’94, and just kept on truckin’. There was an OVA series, then another OVA series, then a TV series and more OVA stuff and a movie and another TV series and another movie and anothe...
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World Trigger ‒ Episodes 1-3

"By virtue of its source material, World Trigger isn't a bad show, but it's a terrible adaptation"
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Manga Dogs GN 1

Manga Dogs' first volume is, overall, a very funny look at those whose greatest desire/delusion is to be a mangaka. ― If Manga Dogs seems like a bit of a departure for Ema Toyama, that's because it is. Her fourth series to be published in English – TokyoPop published Pixie Pop and Del Rey/Kodansha brought us I am Here and Missions of Love – is a much funnier, more cynical story than her cute romances...

Haganai's Hirasaka to Write New Light Novel With HENNEKO's Kantoku

"Regretful love comedy" light novel series slated for March 2015 release ― The official website for Shogakukan's Gagaga Bunko and Lululu Bunko light novel imprints announced on Friday Yomi Hirasaka, the author of the Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai (Haganai) light novel series, and Kantoku, the illustrator of The "Hentai" Prince and the Stony Cat. light novel series, will team up for a new light novel ...

New Macross TV Anime Project Announced With Singer Auditions

Macross Delta is the 1st new Macross TV anime project since Frontier in 2007 ― The official website for the Macross franchise unveiled a new TV anime project tentatively titled Macross Delta (Delta written as Δ) on Sunday. The project will scout a new singing voice to provide the vocals for a character in the anime with an audition, which can be applied to beginning on December 1. More information a...
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Ryotaro Okiayu Narrates Jigoku Sensei Nube Live-Action Drama

Voice actor Okiayu originally voiced Nube in anime ― Voice actor Ryotaro Okiayu announced on his official Twitter account on Friday that he will narrate the television series adaptation of Takeshi Okano and Sho Makura's Jigoku Sensei Nube manga. Okiayu originally voiced Nube in the original TV anime and OVA. Okiayu mentioned that he believes he will only narrate for one episode. The show's main cast ...
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Remote's Tetsuya Koshiba Ends Love Karma Manga

Manga about unpopular college student launched in May 2013 ― The November issue of Shueisha's Grand Jump Premium magazine is publishing the final chapter of Tetsuya Koshiba's Love Karma manga on Wednesday. The issue also asked readers to please look forward for Koshiba's next work. Koshiba (Remote, Tennen Shōjo Man, Akapoli) launched the manga in the magazine in May 2013. Shueisha plans to publish th...
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Terra Formars Manga Spinoff Oshiete! Michelle-kyokan to End Next Month

Gag manga about Annex 1 crew's training period launched in July ― The November issue of Shueisha's Miracle Jump magazine is announcing on Tuesday that it will publish the final chapter of Yū Sasuga, Kenichi Tachibana, and Ryūsangata Serebi's Terra Formars spinoff manga series Oshiete! Michelle-Kyōkan (Teach Me! Professor Michelle) in the magazine's December issue on November 18. Serebi launched the s...
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Crunchyroll Adds 2 One Piece x Toriko Crossover Specials

Specials featuring casts from both series originally aired in 2011, 2012 ― Media distribution service Crunchyroll on Saturday added two One Piece and Toriko crossover anime specials that originally aired in April 2011 and April 2012. The episodes are currently only available for premium members. The two episodes, labeled as episodes 492 and 542 of One Piece respectively, follow the casts of both seri...

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Mikoto's Coconut Cider Now Available for Mail Order

Tachikawa's A Certain Magical Index vending machines have been a hit with fans, especially those selling Mikoto's Coconut Cider. Now, you don't even have to actually go to Tachikawa to try some for yourself, as they are now available for mail order from Dengeki-ya The coconut cider is being sold in cases of 24, with each case retailing for 2,880 yen (about US$26.95). The items are expected to ship...
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Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works ‒ Episode 0-2

"If the visual novel is an unpolished diamond coated in three inches of compacted dirt, ufotable has brought out the buffer here."
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Sword Art Online II ‒ Episode 15

"We all have our bad weeks, and I don't really have any worries SAO will dust itself off after this one."
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Asian Art Museum in Seattle Hosts Japanese Artist Mr.'s First Solo US Exhibit

Japanese artist Mr., a Saitama-based pop artist who works with otaku and "kawaii" subculture, is holding his first solo U.S. art show, hosted by Seattle's Asian Art Museum. The exhibit will be at the Tateuchi Galleries from November 22, 2014 to April 5, 2015, with tickets available online or at the door. Mr. is a former protege of Takashi Murakami, who is renowned for the practice and analysis of ...
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Sailor Moon Crystal ‒ Episode 8

"Overall, this episode is a step up, and adequately develops Sailor Moon Crystal's most compelling story thread."
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New Free! Cupcake Mini-Figures Are Deliciously Adorable

Taito Toys' fourth lineup of Free! lottery prizes is just as cute and sweet as the first few, which included the boys sitting on candies, macarons, and chocolate bars. This time, the theme is "Sugar Cake," which involves the boys napping atop tiny cupcakes. Prizes include figures, posters, illustration sets, cloths, pins, and special voice clips. For larger images, check out the Taito Toys blog. [...
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This Week's Doraemon Takes On Politics

Latest gadget: "Portable Diet" ― Once upon a time, American kids would learn about the nuances of the legislative process through the animated musical series Schoolhouse Rock. Japanese kids learned about the subject this week through the perennially popular anime Doraemon. When Nobita's aunt cancels a trip due to the consumption tax increase, Nobita rages against the Diet (Japan's parliament). Luckil...
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Log Horizon 2

"Log Horizon continues to do what it has always done - be a solid, reliable, never-ostentatious slice of animated entertainment."
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Square Enix Unveils Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward Expansion

New areas, jobs, classes, race planned for next spring ― Game developer Square Enix announced the first expansion for its Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn massive multi-player online role-playing game (MMORPG) on Saturday. The Heavensward expansion will debut next spring. Heavensward will move into the Ishgard area and the country's Dragonsong War with Dravinia will be a key plot point. The Wyrmking...
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Bayonetta: Bloody Fate's 1st 9 Minutes Streamed in English

Hellena Taylor returns from video game franchise as shape-shifting witch ― Funimation began streaming an English-dubbed, nine-minute sneak peek for its upcoming release of the Bayonetta: Bloody Fate film on Saturday. The cast includes: Hellena Taylor as Bayonetta Grey DeLisle as Jeanne Yuri Lowenthal as Luka Grant Albrecht as Balder Dave Fennoy as Rodin John Kassir as Enzo Richard Epcar as Narrator F...
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Yūki Yūna wa Yūsha de Aru Anime Gets PC Game Bundled With Home Video Releases

Fully-voiced visual novel with 10 new scenarios ships with 1st DVD/Blu-ray on December 17 ― The official website for the original TV anime series Yūki Yūna wa Yūsha de Aru is listing that the first DVD and Blu-ray volume that will be released in Japan will bundle a PC game with first print copies. The PC game will have scenarios by Takahiro and Osamu Murata, and will be developed by Minato Soft. The ...

K Anime Project Gets Sequel in 2015

Film sequel to 2012 TV series premiered internationally last month ― The official Twitter account for the K anime project announced on Saturday that production on continuation to the franchise has been green-lit for 2015. The announcement does not specify what kind of media the project will be, but the image posted by staff shows character Yashiro, and reads, "Each of their bonds are..." Anime Expo ...
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Hello Project Producer's Laryngeal Cancer Returns

Morning Musume creator announced remission in September ― Hello! Project producer Tsunku sent a fax to the press on Friday stating that his laryngeal cancer has returned. The music producer had announced in September that his cancer was in "complete remission." Tsunku explained in the fax that his pain and difficulty speaking continued after he announced the cancer was in remission. Tsunku continued ...
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Crunchyroll Adds Live-Action Nobunaga Concerto TV Series

Also: more Mushishi: The Next Chapter, Hero live-action show ― Crunchyroll announced on Friday that it will stream the live-action Nobunaga Concerto television series, the second half of the Mushishi: The Next Chapter television anime, and the Hero live-action television series. Crunchyroll began streaming the first episode of the live-action Nobunaga Concerto series at 2:00 a.m. ET on Friday. The te...
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Dengeki Bunko Fighting Climax's Epilogue, Character Promos Streamed

Sega also promotes prize lottery for November PS3/PSV game ― Sega began streaming an epilogue video and six character tutorial videos for the anime-based fighting game Dengeki Bunko Fighting Climax on Friday. The character videos highlight each playable character's moves and button commands. Atsushi Sasaki narrates the videos as the teacher, and Satomi Akesaka follows instructions as his student. Epi...
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