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Luck & Logic Streams 5th 'We Are Luck & Logic Club' Anime Short

Newest episode in 1-minute short series to ship on 3rd BD/DVD on May 27 ― The official YouTube channel for the Luck & Logic franchise began streaming the fifth episode of the "Watashi-tachi, Rakuroji-bu!" (We Are the Luck and Logic Club!) short anime series on Saturday. The one-minute anime series is airing before each full Luck & Logic TV anime episode. The anime short features the three high school...
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Latest Kiznaiver Ad Streamed With English Subtitles

Studio Trigger series stars Yuuki Kaji, Hibiku Yamamura, Yuka Terasaki ― Media distribution service Crunchyroll began streaming the latest trailer for Studio Trigger's Kiznaiver television anime series with English subtitles on Saturday. The trailer, which is the same as the one Aniplex posted on Saturday, introduces the main cast and staff members. The anime's cast includes: Yuuki Kaji (Attack on Ti...
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Sekai Project Adds Hoshizora no Memoria, KARAKARA Games

Company to also publish Winged Cloud's Sakura Dungeon OEL game ― Sekai Project announced at its panel at the Animation on Display (AOD) event on Saturday that it has licensed Favorite's Hoshizora no Memoria -Wish Upon a Shooting Star and calme's KARAKARA PC games. The company also revealed that it will publish original English visual novel developer Winged Cloud's Sakura Dungeon game. Sekai Project w...
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Rejet Reveals New Diabolik Lovers Lost Eden PS Vita Game

Company also reveals new Ken ga Kimi PS Vita game, PS Vita port for Black Wolves Saga ― Game developer Rejet announced its new projects during its "Rejet Shinsaku Happyōkai 2016 CHANGE" livestream event on February 6, including an announcement of a new PlayStation Vita game in the Diabolic Lovers game series titled Diabolik Lovers Lost Eden. Rejet is also streaming a promotional video for the game, w...
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Actor Kenta Suga Makes Voice Acting Debut on Shin ATASHIn'CHI Anime

Anime currently streaming on Crunchyroll ― Actor Kenta Suga (live-action Always: Sunset on Third Street, Tsurikichi Sampei, Peace Maker) will make his voice acting debut in episode 24 of Shin ATASHIn'CHI. The episode, "Yuzuhiko, Yakyūbu" (Yuzuhiko, Baseball Club), will air on March 22. Suga's character is Ōno-kun, Yuzuhiko's showy and flirty upperclassman at the baseball club. Suga commented on Twitt...

My Hero Academia Anime's 3rd Promo Video Previews More Voice Cast For 1st Time

Shōto Todoroki's character designs, April 3 premiere also revealed ― The official website for the television anime of Kōhei Horikoshi's My Hero Academia (Boku no Hero Academia) manga began streaming the show's third promotional video on Sunday. The video reveals that the anime will premiere on April 3. The video previews some of the recently revealed voice cast for the first time, including: Aoi Yūki...
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Genocidal Organ, Harmony Manga Move Online

Manga adaptations of Project Itoh novels debuted last April ― The March issue of Kadokawa's Monthly Newtype magazine announced on Wednesday that the manga adaptations of Project Itoh's Genocidal Organ and Harmony novels will move from the magazine to the WebNewtype website as of the current issue. New chapters will appear on the site on the 10th of every month. In addition, the first compiled book vo...
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Kattobase! Kiyohara-kun Manga Goes On Hiatus After Baseball Player's Drug Arrest

Kazuhiro Kiyohara, real-life basis of manga's protagonist, was arrested for drug possession last week ― The editorial department of Shogakukan's Corocoro Aniki magazine announced on the magazine's official website on Tuesday that Junji Kawai's Kattobase! Kiyohara-kun manga will not appear in the magazine's fifth 2016 issue on March 15 due to "various circumstances." The editorial department added tha...
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Sanrio, Sega's Jewelpet Franchise Gets 8th TV Anime

Jewelpet Attack Chance!? "short anime" premieres in mid-February ― The official website of Sanrio and Sega Toys' Jewelpet character franchise announced the eighth Jewelpet television anime series, Jewelpet Attack Chance!?, on February 4 with a teaser video. The short anime will premiere this month. Ruby: It's me, Ruby! A new Jewelpet anime is starting! Labra: One day, a mysterious manager suddenly ap...
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When They Cry - Higurashi Live-Action TV Series' NGT48 Cast Rehearsals Streamed

AKB48 sister group NGT48's members star in 8 episodes starting in May ― The official website of the live-action television series Ryūkishi07 and 07th Expansion's popular When They Cry - Higurashi (Higurashi no Naku Koro ni) horror software is streaming rehearsal videos for each of the show's main cast members, which include members of AKB48's sister idol group NGT48. The series' cast roles have yet t...
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Fairy Tail Stage Play Reveals Ren Ozawa in Costume as Lyon

Play based on Hiro Mashima's manga to run in Ikebukuro from April 30-May 9 ― The official website for the stage play of Hiro Mashima's Fairy Tail manga revealed a visual of Ren Ozawa in costume as Lyon Vastia on Friday. The website previously revealed visuals of D-BOYS actor Shuuto Miyazaki as Natsu, Atsushi Shiramata as Gray, Hirofumi Araki as Jellal, and Kento Ono as Hibiki. The show's full cast in...
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Rejet, Idol Factory's Marginal#4 Idol Unit Franchise Gets Anime Project

4-member unit features voices of Yuuto Suzuki, Toshiki Masuda, Naozumi Takahashi, KENN ― The Rejet otome video game company announced at the Rejet Fes. 2016 ONLY ONE event on Saturday that its and Idea Factory's Marginal#4 franchise is getting an anime adaptation. Rejet did not provide any other information about the anime in its announcement, but the company has opened a Twitter account for the anim...

Funimation Reveals Rage of Bahamut: Genesis Anime's English Dub Cast

Leah Clark, Tyson Rinehart, Brian Mathis, more star ― North American anime distributor Funimation announced the English dub cast for the Rage of Bahamut: Genesis television anime series during Katsucon panel on Saturday. The anime will ship in standard and limited editions on Blu-ray Disc and DVD on April 26. The cast, under ADR director Sonny Strait, ADR engineer Patrick Morphy, head writer John Bur...

Funimation Reveals Black Butler: Book of Circus & Book of Murder Anime's Casts, Release Dates

Book of Circus TV series ships in April, Book of Murder OVA ships in May ― North American anime distributor Funimation announced at its Katsucon panel on Saturday the English dub casts and the home video release dates for the Black Butler: Book of Circus television anime series as well as the Black Butler: Book of Murder video anime series. Black Butler: Book of Circus will ship on April 19 in a limi...
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Fuyumi Soryo's Mars Shōjo Manga Gets Live-Action Film Finale in June

Kis-My-Ft2's Taisuke Fujigaya, Masataka Kubota, Marie Iitoyo reprise TV show roles ― The ongoing live-action television adaptation of Fuyumi Soryo's shōjo manga Mars will conclude its story with a film. The film, titled Mars ~Tada, Kimi wo Aishiteru! (Mars ~But, I Love You~) just like the television series, will open in theaters throughout Japan on June 18. The manga revolves around Kira and Rei, two...
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Voice Actress Yukari Tamura Intends to Continue Singing

Singer confirms end of King Records contract based on her own wishes ― Voice actress Yukari Tamura announced on her official website on Saturday that she intends to continue singing, despite her contract with King Records ending on March 20. Tamura thanked fans for their concern and said that the decision to end her contract with King Records was based on her own considerations. Her contract with Kin...
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Hai-Furi Maritime School TV Anime Previewed in 1st Promo Video

Girls train to protect the seas in April show by Non Non Biyori's writer, artist ― The official website for the television anime Hai-Furi celebrated Valentine's Day by posting the first promotional video. The video features the character song "Watashi-tachi Kinenbi," even though the anime has not yet announced the voice cast. Text: We're gonna be Blue Mermaids no matter what! Text: Akeno "Mike-chan" ...
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Sakura-Con to Host SAO Guests Reki Kawahara, Abec, More

Also: Pony Canyon's Masashi Ishihama, Takeo Takahashi, Hijiri Sanpei ― Seattle's Sakura-Con convention announced last week that it will host Sword Art Online light novel creator Reki Kawahara (pictured right), original character designer Abec, and the anime adaptations' producers Shinichiro Kashiwada and Kazuma Miki. They are attending in cooperation with anime and music production company Aniplex. K...
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Sound! Euphonium Anime Film's Full Trailer Streamed

Film looking back on 2015 TV series to open on April 23 ― The official website of the Sound! Euphonium (Hibike! Euphonium) anime project began streaming the first full trailer for the Gekijō-ban Hibike! Euphonium ~ Kitauji Kōkō Suisōraku-Bu e Yōkoso~ (Sound! Euphonium the Movie: Welcome to the Kitauji High School Concert Band) anime film on Saturday. The film's first teaser debuted in December, follo...

Kiznaiver TV Anime's Ad Introduces Cast, Staff

Studio Trigger series stars Yuuki Kaji, Hibiku Yamamura, Yuka Terasaki ― Aniplex began streaming a new television commercial for Studio Trigger's Kiznaiver television anime series on Saturday. The commercial introduces the main cast and staff members, including three cast members unveiled on Saturday. The anime's cast includes: Yuuki Kaji (Attack on Titan's Eren Jaeger) as Katsuhira Agata: The story'...
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Terror in Resonance Stage Play Reveals 6 More Cast Members in Costume

Play based on Shinichiro Watanabe anime runs March 2-6 ― The official website for the stage play adaptation of the Terror in Resonance (Zankyō no Terror) anime revealed six additional cast members in costume this week. Eiji Takigawa as Shibazaki Katsuhiko Ibuka as Hamura Naoya Gōmoto as Kurahashi Mitsuaki Kanuka as Mukasa (reprising role from anime) Misaki Momose as Lisa Mishima Asami Yoshikawa as Ōz...
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Naruto: Scarlet Spring Spinoff Manga Tops U.S. Monthly BookScan January List

4 volumes each of One-Punch Man, Tokyo Ghoul also rank on list ― Masashi Kishimoto's Naruto: The Seventh Hokage and the Scarlet Spring spinoff manga topped Nielsen BookScan's Top 20 Graphic Novel chart for January. Viz Media released the manga on January 5. The top 20 list included nine manga volumes, all published by Viz Media. The list includes four volumes of ONE and Yuusuke Murata's One-Punch Man...
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Magic User's Club's Complete English Dub Offered in Stereo for 1st Time

North American licensing company Nozomi Entertainment announced on Tuesday that its upcoming release of the Magic User's Club (Maho Tsukai Tai!) original video anime (OVA) series will include stereo audio for the entirety of the anime's English dub for the first time. Some of the episodes in Media Blasters' previous release of the series only had mono audio. The Japanese audio will also be in ster...
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This Boy is a Professional Wizard DVD Offered With English Subtitles in Japan

The official website for the This Boy is a Professional Wizard (Kono Danshi, Mahō ga Oshigoto Desu.) television anime series is listing that the show's Japanese DVD release will include English subtitles. The DVD is listed with an April 15 release date. The four-episode series premiered in Japan on February 4. Crunchyroll is streaming the series as it airs in Japan, and the company describes the a...
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Puzzle & Dragons X 3DS Game Gets TV Anime This Summer

Puzzle RPG featuring co-op play ships this summer in 2 versions ― This year's March issue of Shogakukan's Coro Coro Comics magazine is revealing on Monday that the Puzzle & Dragons X ("Pazudora Cross") Nintendo 3DS puzzle role-playing game is inspiring a television anime series that will premiere this summer. The game is also inspiring a manga adaptation (pictured below) by Momota Inoue (Puzzle and D...

Vertical Licenses NisiOisin's Bakemonogatari Novels

Publisher to release series starting in December ― North American manga and novel publisher Vertical Comics announced at its panel at Katsucon on Friday that it has licensed NisiOisin and VOFAN's Bakemonogatari light novel series. The company plans to release the series starting in December. Kodansha released the novel series in Japan in two volumes in 2006. The story follows high school student and ...

Vertical Licenses Blame!, Dissolving Classroom, Immortal Hounds Manga

Company to release Blame! in 6-volume "master's edition" ― North American manga and novel publisher Vertical Comics announced at its panel at Katsucon on Friday that it has licensed Tsutomu Nihei's Blame! manga, Junji Ito's Yōkai Kyōshitsu (Dissolving Classroom) manga, and Ryō Yasohachi's Shinazu no Ryōken (Immortal Hounds) manga. Nihei launched the science-fiction action story Blame! as his first ma...
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KonoSuba's 1st Blu-ray/DVD to Include PC Game

Players follow Kazuma's party on quests in comedy RPG ― Kadokawa announced on Friday that the first limited edition Blu-ray Disc and DVD volume for the KonoSuba – God's blessing on this wonderful world!! (Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku o!) anime will include an original PC game titled Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku o! in the life. The first Blu-ray Disc and DVD volume will ship on March 25 in...

Voice Actress Yukari Tamura's Contract With King Records Ends

King Records to give more information about actress' future activities after website reopens ― Yukari Tamura's official fan club "Mellow Pretty," as well as her music record company King Records and her talent management agency I'm Enterprise announced on her official web site on Saturday that Tamura's exclusive contract with King Records will end on March 20. King Records added that it had hoped to ...

Dimension W to Premiere on Adult Swim's Toonami Block on February 27

English dub casts Christopher R. Sabat, Eric Vale, Jad Saxton, J. Michael Tatum ― North American anime distributor Funimation announced on Friday that the Adult Swim network's Toonami programming block will start airing the Dimension W television anime on Saturday, February 27 at 12:30 a.m. (effectively Sunday, February 28 after midnight). The airing will mark the premiere of the English dub, before ...
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Fairy Tail Zero's English Broadcast Dub Cast Revealed

Leah Clark, Clifford Chapin, Cris George, David Trosko, Jeannie Tirado star in tonight's premiere ― North American anime distributor Funimation announced the English broadcast dub cast for the Fairy Tail Zero anime on Friday. The first dubbed episode begins streaming on Friday at 9:00 p.m. EST. The cast, under ADR director and lead writer Tyler Walker, assistant director Aaron Dismuke, and ADR engine...
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New York Times Manga Best Seller List, January 31-February 6

My Hero Academia, One Piece, Jojo's Bizarre Adventure, Akame g Kill!, Assassination Classroom, Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma, 2 One-Punch Man volumes, Naruto: The Seventh Hokage and the Scarlet Spring, Noragami The New York Times newspaper listed the manga bestsellers in the United States for the week ending on February 6. Rank Prev. Rank Title Author Publisher Weeks on List Cover 1 -My Hero Academi...

School Battle Anime 'Hundred' Introduces Protagonist Hayato in Video

Yoshiaki Hasegawa stars as main character in April anime ― The official website for the upcoming television anime of Jun Misaki's light novel series Hundred posted a new promotional video focusing on the protagonist Hayato Kisaragi (voiced by Yoshiaki Hasegawa) on Friday. The anime will premiere in April. The cast includes: Yoshiaki Hasegawa as Hayato Kisaragi Rumi Ookubo as Emil Crossford Mayu Yoshi...
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Yuuki Kaji Joins Dimension W Anime Cast

Anime currently streaming on Funimation ― The official website for the Dimension W television anime announced on Wednesday that Yuuki Kaji will join the cast as Haruka Shimeyer, pictured right. The series premiered on January 10 and Funimation is streaming the series as it airs. Funimation is on the production committee for the series, and it describes the story: In the year 2071, the world's energy ...
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Super Lovers Boys-Love Anime Unveils Female Cast

Atsuko Tanaka, Yoko Soumi, Ryoko Shiraishi, Mitsuki Saiga join cast ― The official Twitter account for the television anime of Miyuki Abe's boys-love manga Super Lovers announced four additional cast members on Friday. Atsuko Tanaka as Haruko D. (Daniella) Dieckmann, Haru's mother and Ren's foster mother Yoko Soumi as Mikiko Kashiwagi, a lawyer who's friends with Haruko Ryoko Shiraishi as Kiri Kondō,...
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Monster Musume's 11th Manga Volume to Bundle New Original Anime DVD

Episode will adapt chapter set at the gym pool ― The official website for the anime adaptation of Okayado's Monster Musume manga announced on Saturday that the 11th compiled volume of the manga will bundle an original anime DVD (OAD). The volume will ship on November 12, 2016 and preorders must be placed before September 19. The OAD will adapt the manga's chapter 17 from the fourth volume, where Miia...
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'Full Metal Panic! Another' Light Novel Series to End Next Week

Naoto Ōkuro's spinoff set over a decade after Shoji Gatoh's original light novel series ― The official Twitter account of Fujimi Shobo's Fantasia Bunko imprint confirmed on Wednesday that the imprint will publish the 12th and final volume of Naoto Ōkuro's Full Metal Panic! Another spinoff novel series on February 20. It will also publish a Full Metal Panic! Another Short Stories collection that same ...
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NIS Reveals Classic Dungeon Sengoku PS Vita Game

Latest entry in ClaDun 8-Bit retro RPG series to ship on May 26 ― Nippon Ichi Software updated its teaser website on Wednesday to reveal that its previously teased new project is Classic Dungeon Sengoku for the PlayStation Vita. The official website for the game will launch on Thursday. The website lists that the game will ship on May 26. Classic Dungeon Sengoku is the newest entry in the ClaDun seri...
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Eve Burst Error R Game's Opening Video Streamed

El Dia's remake for PS Vita, PC ships in Japan on April 28 ― El Dia began streaming the opening video on Thursday for its EVE Burst Error R visual novel remake for the the PC and PlayStation Vita. The game will ship in Japan on April 28. The first-edition limited version of the game will retail for 7,800 yen (about US$69) for both systems, and the download version will retail for 5,800 yen (US$51) fo...
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Gundam Thunderbolt Anime's 3rd Episode Arrives on March 18

Bandai revealed on Friday that it will release the third anime episode based on Yasuo Ohtagaki's Mobile Suit Gundam Thunderbolt manga in Japan on March 18 at noon JST (11:00 a.m. EDT). The Gundam Fan Club app will have an early release on March 4 for paid subscribers. The second of four 18-minute episodes began streaming on Friday at 12:00 p.m. JST (10:00 a.m. EST), although the Gundam Fan Club ap...
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Final Fantasy XIV Details Patch 3.2 in 8-Minute Video

Patch arriving on February 23 includes new main scenario, side-story quest, raid dungeon, more ― The official YouTube channel for Square Enix's Final Fantasy XIV game began streaming an eight-minute video on Friday that details the game's upcoming patch 3.2, titled "The Gears of Change." The patch arrives worldwide on February 23. English Version Japanese Version The patch will include a new main sce...
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Diaspolice Manga Gets Live-Action TV Series, Film Starring Shota Matsuda

4 directors helm 10-episode April series; film opens in summer ― A live-action television series and film adaptation of Richard Woo (a pseuodnym of Takashi Nagasaki) and Shinichi Sugimura's Diaspolice: Ihō Keisatsu manga has been green-lit, with Shota Matsuda (shown below in costume) starring in both the TV series and the film. The TV series will premiere on MBS and TBS in April as the first show in ...
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Kickstarter Launches to Localize Otomate's Beastmaster and Prince Visual Novel

Project seeks to release otome game on Steam, mobile devices ― Digital content company Gloczus and publisher b2g Studio launched a Kickstarter campaign on Wednesday to localize the otome game Beastmaster and Prince -Flower & Snow- (Mōjūtsukai to Ōji-sama ~Flower & Snow~) into English for release on PC via Steam. The project is seeking US$150,000 by March 12. The companies have also set a stretch goal...
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Live-Action Setoutsumi Film's Short Movie Skit, Poster Unveiled

2 more video skits slated for early March, April for film opening on July 2 ― The official website of the live-action film adaptation of Kazuya Konomoto's Setoutsumi manga began streaming a short movie featuring a skit on Thursday. The skit video, titled "Kendama," features Utsumi (Sousuke Ikematsu) recording Seto (Masaki Suda) trying to succeed at Kendama. The site also revealed a new poster visual ...
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Joker Game Spy Anime's Theme Songs, More Cast, Character Visuals Revealed

Synopses for first 3 episodes also revealed for Production I.G series premiering in April ― The official website of Production I.G's television anime of Kōji Yanagi's spy mystery novel Joker Game announced the opening and ending theme song artists for the anime on Wednesday. Rock band Quadrangle is performing the opening theme song "Reason Triangle," while Magic of Life is performing the ending theme...
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ReLIFE Anime's Main Staff Announced

New director Tomo Kosaka helms series penned by Big Windup! writers ― The fifth volume of Yayoiso's ReLIFE manga (cover pictured at right) announced the main staff of the manga's anime adaptation on Friday. Tomo Kosaka (episode animation director for Giant Killing, Yowamushi Pedal) is directing the anime, and Kazuho Hyodo (Himegoto, Wanna Be the Strongest in the World, Big Windup!) and Michiko Yokote...

Megan Shipman, Lara Woodhull Star in Pandora in the Crimson Shell Anime's English Dub

1st dub episode premieres on Friday ― Funimation Entertainment announced its English broadcast dub cast on Thursday for the Pandora of the Crimson Shell: Ghost Urn (Kōkaku no Pandora - Ghost Urn) anime. The first dubbed episode will debut on Friday at 11:40 a.m. EST. The cast, under ADR director Jerry Jewell; ADR engineers James Baker, Brian Leonard, and Jose Sandoval; and lead writer Samuel Wooley, ...
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Final Code Geass: Akito the Exiled Episode Earns 43 Million Yen on 36 Screens

Ranks #9, below #2 Nobunaga Concerto, #6 Yo-kai Watch, #7 Ninninger vs. ToQGer ― The fifth and final Code Geass: Akito the Exiled episode opened in 36 theaters in Japan this past weekend. It sold 36,161 tickets for 43,099,100 yen (about US$375,000) to rank #9 in the weekend's box office chart. The Code Geass: Akito the Exiled series is a spinoff of the original Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion te...
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Japan's Animation TV Ranking, February 1-7

Maho Tsukai Precure! debuts ― Title Station Date Time Length Average Household Rating Sazae-san Fuji TV February 7 (Sun) 18:30 30 min. 14.2 Doraemon TV Asahi February 5 (Fri) 19:00 30 min. 9.5 Crayon Shin-chan TV Asahi February 5 (Fri) 19:30 24 min. 9.5 Chibi Maruko-chan Fuji TV February 7 (Sun) 18:00 30 min. 8.8 Detective Conan NTV February 6 (Sat) 18:00 30 min. 8.4 Dragon Ball Super Fuji TV Februa...

Bakuon!! Anime About High School Girls on Motorcycles Reveals More of Cast, Theme Songs

Unshou Ishizuka, Yōko Hikasa, Shinichiro Miki join cast; Sayaka Sasaki & main cast sing themes ― The official website for the television anime of Mimana Orimoto's Bakuon!! manga revealed additional cast and details on the opening and ending themes for the anime on Friday. The additional cast includes (from left to right): Unshou Ishizuka as Hayakawa, a super-butler who serves the Minowa family Yōko H...
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Midori/Shōjo Tsubaki Horror Manga Gets Live-Action Film Starring Risa Nakamura

Film about orphan girl abused by freak show troupe opens in May ― A live-action film adaptation of Suehiro Maruo's Shojo Tsubaki horror manga has been green-lit. The film will open in Japan in May, and will star fashion model Risa Nakamura (seen in poster visual below) in her film acting debut as the protagonist Midori. Other cast members include Shunsuke Kazama, Misaki Morino, rock band SuG frontman...
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Wagamama High Spec Anime's Cast, Staff Unveiled

Mariko Honda, Megu Sakuragawa, Mai Goto, Chiyo Ousaki star in anime debuting with PC game ― PC game distribution company Hobibox opened a website for an animation division last Friday and posted cast and staff information for the upcoming Wagamama High Spec television anime. The cast includes: Mariko Honda (Etotama's Inutan) as Kaoruko Rokuonji (far left, in image to the right) Megu Sakuragawa (Love ...
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Japanese Comic Ranking, February 1-7

My Hero Academia, Platinum End, The New Prince of Tennis, Kingdom, Grand Blue in top 5 ― Rank Title Est. Weekly Copies Est. Total Copies Release Date Publisher Author Highest Rank Weeks on List 1 My Hero Academia 7 149,444 149,444 2016/02 Shueisha Kohei Horikoshi 1 1 2 Platinum End 1 105,213 105,213 2016/02 Shueisha Story: Tsugumi Ohba / Art: Takeshi Obata 2 1 3 The New Prince of Tennis 17 88,193 88...
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Selector Destructed WIXOSS Film's 1st 8 Minutes Streamed

Film opens Saturday in Japan ― The official website for the Selector WIXOSS anime franchise began streaming the first eight minutes of the Selector Destructed Wixoss anime film on Thursday. Takuya Satō is directing the film, with series composition and scripts by Mari Okada. Kyuta Sakai designed the characters, and J.C. Staff is animating the film. Kanon Wakeshima returns to perform the main theme so...
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Joel McDonald, Chris Burnett, Alexis Tipton Star in Divine Gate Anime's English Dub

1st dub episode to premiere on Friday ― Funimation Entertainment announced its English broadcast dub cast for the Divine Gate television anime series on Thursday. The first dubbed episode will debut on Friday at 9:30 a.m. EST. The cast, under ADR director Clifford Chapin, lead writer Monica Rial, and ADR engineers Nagaris Johnson, Domonique French, and Jeremy Woods, includes: Joel McDonald as Akane C...
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Wandering Son's Shimura Draws Manga Short for Hana Kanazawa's Song

"Tōmei na Onna no Ko" single debuts February 24 ― Manga artist Takako Shimura (Wandering Son, Aoi Hana character design for Aldnoah.Zero) will draw a short manga series to accompany voice actress and singer Kana Hanazawa's new single "Tōmei na Onna no Ko" (Transparent Girl). The manga will be included as a store bonus when the single CD ships on February 24. Yukari Yamazaki of the pop rock group Kuki...

1st Garo Anime Film's 2nd Teaser Trailer, May Debut, Visual Unveiled

Story set 4 years after 1st Garo TV anime ― The second teaser trailer for Garo -Divine Flame-, the first Garo anime film, debuted at the "Garo 10-Shūnen Kinen -Makai no En-" (Garo 10th Anniversary Makai Party) event at Chiba's Maihama Amphitheater on Thursday. The event also revealed the film's May opening and previewed a new visual and screenshots from the film. The new teaser is streaming online an...
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Dragon Quest Heroes II Adds 6 New Characters

Action game slated for May 27 in Japan ― This year's 11th issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine will unveil six new playable characters for Square Enix's Dragon Quest Heroes II: Futago no Ō to Yogen no Owari (Dragon Quest Heroes II: The Twin Kings and the End of the Prophecy) action game for PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, and PS Vita on Monday. Akira Toriyama (Dragon Ball) returned to design...
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Otome Game Ozmafia!! Gets Short Anime This Summer

Poni-Patchet's game licensed in English by MangaGamer ― The official Twitter for the game brand Poni-Pachet confirmed on Thursday that an anime adaptation of its game Ozmafia!! has been green-lit for this summer. The Machi Asobi Vol. 15 event revealed last fall that it will be composed of anime shorts. Poni-Patchet released the otome game (game aimed at female players) in 2013 on PC, and later a Play...

Attack on Titan Team's Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress Anime Previewed in 2nd Video

EGOIST's titular opening theme sampled before April premiere ― The second promotional video for Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress (Kōtetsujō no Kabaneri), the April original television anime from WIT Studio (Attack on Titan), debuted tonight during Fuji TV's Noitamina programming block. A long version of the video is now streaming on the anime's official website. The video features the opening theme song...

2nd Digimon Adventure tri. Film's 2nd Promo Video Streamed

Ketsui to open in Japan on March 12 with theme songs by Kouji Wada ― The promotional movie for the second film in the Digimon Adventure tri. film series, Digimon Adventure tri. Ketsui (Determination), debuted on the films' website on Friday. Like the first video, the new video ends with a teaser for the third part, Digimon Adventure tri. Kokuhaku (Confession), which will open this summer. In the seco...

EGOIST Creates Opening Song for Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress Anime From Attack on Titan Team

April anime by Attack on Titan studio & director, who gets his own Spring art exhibit ― The artist group EGOIST is creating a song specifically for the opening theme of Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress (Kōtetsujō no Kabaneri), the April original television anime from WIT Studio (Attack on Titan). The song shares the same English title as the anime. EGOIST, a group produced by supercell composer ryo, had...
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Attack on Titan Game Will Get 4-Player Online Coop Mode After Launch

Separate March 24 update will add 10 items & costumes to game ― Koei Tecmo Games announced during a livestream event on Thursday that it will provide a free post-release update for its upcoming Attack on Titan game. The update will introduce an online cooperative mode that will support up to four players, with cross-platform play from the game's PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, and PlayStation Vita vers...
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Dark Souls III's Opening Cinematic Trailer Streamed

PS4/Xbox One/PC game slated for April 12 in N. America, Europe ― Bandai Namco Entertainment America began streaming an opening cinematic trailer for its upcoming Dark Souls III PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC game on Monday. The game is slated to ship in Europe and North America on April 12. The "Apocalypse Edition" available in Europe for those who pre-order the game on comes with a metal case and a...
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The Morose Mononokean Supernatural Comedy Manga Gets TV Anime

Crunchyroll publishing Kiri Wazawa's manga digitally ― Square Enix announced on Thursday that Kiri Wazawa's The Morose Mononokean (Fukigen na Mononokean) is getting a television adaptation. Square Enix opened an official website for the anime and unveiled the show's first teaser visual, which shows the characters Hanae Ashiya, Haruitsuki Abeno, and Moja Moja. Crunchyroll is publishing the manga digit...
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Terraformars Film's Live-Action Prequel Previewed in Video

Prequel premieres online on April 24 with some of the film's cast ― The official website for the Terraformars television anime posted a project promotional video for the entire franchise on Wednesday. It promotes the original manga, the April 29 live-action film, this spring's second television anime season, and the upcoming games for amusement centers and smartphones. It also offers footage from the...
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Japan's Video Game Rankings, February 1-7

Naruto Shippuden Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 debuts at #1 ― Japan's Game Ranking: February 1-7 Rank System Title Maker Release Date Weekly Copies Total Copies 4Gamer Reader Review 1PS4 Naruto Shippuden Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 Bandai Namco Entertainment February 4 64,446 64,446 85 2PSV Dragon Quest Builders: Alefgard o Fukkatsu Seyo (Including Bundled Editions) Square Enix January 28 46,391 224,407 87 3PS4 ...
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Trillion: God of Destruction PS Vita Game's Western Release Dates Revealed

Idea Factory International announced on Wednesday that Compile Heart's Trillion: God of Destruction (Makai Shin Trillion) PlayStation Vita role-playing game is slated for release in North America on March 29 and in Europe on April 1. The company also released screenshots featuring the character Levia: IMG levia-character-art.png IMG levia-1-.jpg IMG levia-2-.jpg IMG levia-3-.jpg IMG levia-4-.jpg I...

Sega Sammy Holdings CEO: Live-Action/Animated Sonic the Hedgehog Film in the Works

Sony Pictures to collaborate on film slated for 2018 ― Sega Sammy Holdings president and CEO Hajime Satomi said in an interview with international economic news website The World Folio on Wednesday that the company in planning to create a live-action and animation hybrid Sonic the Hedgehog film in collaboration with Sony Pictures Entertainment. According to Satomi, the film is slated for 2018. "Like ...

Crunchyroll Adds Flame of Recca Anime Streaming

Also adds live-action Iida City travelogue ― Media distribution service Crunchyroll announced on Tuesday that it has added the Flame of Recca anime to its catalog with both the English dub and Japanese dub with English subtitles. In addition, Crunchyroll will simulcast the live-action travelogue series Iida Tokimeki Trip (Linear Mirai Toshi: Iida Tokimeki Tabi), which focuses on Iida City in Nagano P...

Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash English Broadcast Dub Cast Revealed

Also: Assassination Classroom returning dub cast confirmed ― Funimation Entertainment announced the English broadcast dub cast for Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash on Wednesday. The first dubbed episode will debut streaming at 9:00 p.m. EST as part of Funimation's Dubbletalk block. The cast, under directors Mike McFarland and Felecia Angelle, ADR engineers Peter Hawkinson and Manuel Aragon, and lead writer...

Fire Emblem Fates' Touching Feature Still Present for Married Couples in Western Release

Feature was removed from other sections of the game ― An episode of GameSpot's "The Lobby" revealed on Tuesday that the "petting" feature is still present in the Western release of the Fire Emblem Fates Nintendo 3DS games, but only for scenes involving married couples. During certain parts of the game, the player's avatar can "wake up" the character they have married by touching their face on the 3DS...
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New Wake Up, Girls! Anime Short's Title, World Premiere, New Character Revealed

Sendai Airport Transit image girl Minase appears in new short ― The official website for the Wake Up, Girls! franchise posted more details and images from the new anime short. The "Wake Up, Girls! no Miyagi PR Yarasete Kudasai!" (Wake Up Girls! Please Let Us Promote Miyagi!) short is part of a larger "Wake Up, Miyagi! Fure-Ai Project in Taiwan" campaign to promote Miyagi (the anime's home prefecture)...
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When Marnie Was There Director Hiromasa Yonebayashi: Next Project Might Be Ghibli Work

Director will attend Oscars ceremony on February 28 When Marnie Was There and The Secret World of Arrietty director Hiromasa Yonebayashi said in an interview with The Associated Press that his next project might be a Studio Ghibli work. However, he declined to share any details on what this project might be. Yonebayashi left the staff of Studio Ghibli at the end of 2014. He stated that he would li...

Monthly Girls' Nozaki-kun English Dub Casts Monica Rial as Kashima

Series to ship on DVD, Blu-ray, limited edition combo pack on March 29 ― Sentai Filmworks announced with a video on Wednesday that Monica Rial will play Yū Kashima in its English dub of Monthly Girls' Nozaki-kun. Rial joins Scott Gibbs, who plays Mikoto Mikoshiba (Mikorin). The series ship on March 29. The DVD complete collection retails for US$59.98, the Blu-ray Disc collection retails for US$69.98,...
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ZAQ Returns to Sing Concrete Revolutio Season 2's Opening Theme

As-yet-untitled theme ships on singer's 11th single on April 27 ― The official website for the Concrete Revolutio Chōjin Gensō (Concrete Revolutio - Superhero Fantasy) television anime series announced on Wednesday that ZAQ will return to sing the second season's opening theme song. She also sang the first season's opening theme "Katararezu Tomo." The as-yet-untitled theme song will be ZAQ's 11th CD ...
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3rd Kamisama Kiss 'Past Arc' Original Anime DVD Previewed in Video

2 more episodes to ship with manga volumes 24-25 on April 20, August 19 ― The official website for the ongoing original anime DVD (OAD) project based on Julietta Suzuki's Kamisama Hajimemashita (Kamisama Kiss) manga began streaming a promotional video for the third OAD on Wednesday. The ongoing OAD project has four announced episodes so far. The first two episodes adapt the manga's "past arc," which ...
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The Little Match Girl Manga's Anime Promo Video Debuts

Hibiku Yamamura plays girl with matches that turn delusions into reality in NAZ anime ― The Kadokawa Anime channel on the YouTube service began streaming the one-minute anime promotional video for The Little Match Girl (Match Shōjo) manga by Sanami Suzuki on Wednesday. The original manga follows the somewhat mysterious daily life of an enigmatic girl named Rin. Her "delusion matches" turns momentary ...
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Qualidea Code TV Anime Casts Chika Anzai, Yūma Uchida

HENNEKO, Date A Live, My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU authors create story for multimedia project ― The March issue of Kadokawa's Monthly Newtype magazine revealed the cast for the Chiba characters in the Qualidea Code television anime series on Wednesday. The revealed cast includes: Chika Anzai as Asuha Chigusa, the head of Chiba City. She is Kasumi's younger sister, and she's usually pretty listless,...

My Hero Academia Anime Casts Yuuki Kaji as Shōto Todoroki

TV anime of Kōhei Horikoshi's superhero manga premieres in April ― This year's 11th issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine is announcing on Monday that Yuuki Kaji will voice the character Shōto Todoroki in the television anime of Kōhei Horikoshi's My Hero Academia (Boku no Hero Academia) manga. The magazine is also showing the character designs for Shōto in both his school uniform and hero c...
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Final Fantasy IX RPG Launches on Smartphones

Game offered with 20% discount until February 21 ― Square Enix released its Final Fantasy IX role-playing game on both iOS and Android devices on Tuesday. Square Enix is offering the game with a 20% discount on both platforms until February 21. Square Enix describes the game: Zidane and the Tantalus Theater Troupe have kidnapped Princess Garnet, the heir of Alexandria. To their surprise, however, the...
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PlayStation 4 Gets Limited Edition Star Ocean 5 Model in Japan

Jet Black & Glacier White models will ship on same day as game on March 31 ― The official Japanese PlayStation blog announced on Thursday that Sony will release a "Star Ocean 5" model of the PlayStation 4 console that will celebrate the release of Square Enix's Star Ocean 5: Integrity and Faithlessness role-playing game. The bundle will include the special PS4 unit in either Jet Black or Glacier Whit...
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Bandai Namco Files Trademark for 'Ultimate Ninja Blazing' in Europe

Bandai Namco Entertainment filed a trademark for "Ultimate Ninja Blazing" in Europe on Tuesday. Bandai Namco Entertainment filed a similarly named "Narutimate Blazing" trademark in Japan last September, along with "Narutimate Braves" and "Narutimate Wars." The "Narutimate" word is used in Japan as a subtitle for video games in the Naruto franchise, such as Narutimate Storm, Narutimate Accel, or Na...
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Street Fighter V's Karin Character Video, Alex DLC Revealed

Street Fighter III's Alex will be first DLC character in March ― CAPCOM began streaming a character introduction video for Karin Kanzuki on Tuesday. The video explains her unique V-Skill, and highlights some combos and her general gameplay in conjunction with her V-Trigger ability. CAPCOM confirmed that Alex will be the first DLC character for the game, and will be available in March. Alex first appe...
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Ace Attorney 6 Game's New Prosecutor Nayuta Sadmadhi Revealed

3DS game set in both Kurain & Japan, with Apollo Justice as protagonist of Japan story ― The official website for CAPCOM's Gyakuten Saiban 6 (Ace Attorney 6) Nintendo 3DS game revealed a new character for the game named Nayuta Sadmadhi (not official romanization). He is described as a public prosecutor of the Kurain Kingdom, and also an international prosecutor with the authority to participate in ca...

Voice Actress Yukari Tamura Cancels Concert & Radio Shows, Puts Site on Hiatus

Staff Twitter account closes & fan club's operating company changes ownership ― Yukari Tamura's official fan club "Mellow Pretty," as well as her music record company King Records and her talent management agency I'm Enterprise, announced "important" upcoming changes on Wednesday. Her previously announced "Tamura Yukari 2016 Fuyu Live Kaisai" concert has been cancelled due to "various circumstances" ...

Dagashi Kashi's English Broadcast Dub Casts Todd Haberkorn, Tabitha Ray, Sara Ragsdale

Jeremy Inman, Justin Pate also voice characters in dub premiering Wednesday, 8:00 p.m. EST ― North American anime distributor Funimation Entertainment posted the English dub cast for its broadcast dub of the Dagashi Kashi television anime on Tuesday. Funimation will stream the dubbed first episode on Wednesday at 8:00 p.m. EST. The dub cast, under director Kyle Phillips, ADR directors Jeremy Woods an...
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Manga Creator Yoshikazu Ebisu Makes Magical Girl Anime Short

Yoyogi Animation Gakuin students, staff animate Mahō Ossan Shōjo Eibsu★chan ― The Yoyogi Animation Gakuin school presented the original anime short Mahō Ossan Shōjo Eibsu★chan (Magical Geezer Girl Ebisu-chan) this week. This collaboration between the school and manga creator/entertainer Yoshikazu Ebisu had evolved from concepts that Ebisu had left out of four-panel manga displayed at the school. The ...
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Netflix, DreamWorks' Voltron Reimagining Teased in Image

DreamWorks Animation Television unveiled this week the official logo and a teaser image for Voltron: Legendary Defender, a reimagining of the 1980s animated Voltron project which will stream exclusively on the Netflix service. The company said that the new series will feature "a mix of action, comedy and an epic storyline spearheaded by yet-to-be-announced veteran animation talent and longtime Vol...
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North American Anime, Manga Releases, February 7-13

Akame ga Kill, IGPX, Lord Marksman and Vanadis, Shirobako anime; Angel Beats!: Heaven's Door manga ship ― Anime Releases Title Publisher Suggested Retail Price Date Akame ga Kill Collection 1 Collector's Edition Blu-ray/DVDPlease Sentai Filmworks US$129.98 February 9 Akame ga Kill Collection 1 Blu-rayCite Sentai Filmworks US$69.98 February 9 Akame ga Kill Collection 1 DVDAnimeNewsNetwork Sentai Filmw...
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Endride Anime Reveals More Character Designs by Rurouni Kenshin's Watsuki, Bastard!!'s Hagiwara

Yūma Uchida, Shizuka Itou join cast ― The official website for the Endride television anime posted character designs for the main characters on Wednesday, and added Yūma Uchida and Shizuka Itou to the cast. Each character was designed by either Nobuhiro Watsuki (Rurouni Kenshin, Buso Renkin) or Kazushi Hagiwara (Bastard!!). Kensho Ono as Shun Asanaga (designed by Watsuki) Toshiki Masuda as Emilio Ran...

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