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Glutamine to Perform Majin Bone Anime's New Opening Theme

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

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

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

'SF road movie comedy' manga takes place while trio infiltrate Yokosuka ― The October issue of Shonengahosha's Monthly Young King Ours GH magazine announced on Tuesday that TALI (6 no Trigger) will pen an Arpeggio of Blue Steel spinoff manga titled Solty Road following characters Takao, I-402, and Zuikaku starting in the following issue on October 16. The "SF road movie comedy" takes place while the ...
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Super Smash Bros. for 3DS Sells Over 1 Million in Japan

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

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

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

Game ships on September 26 in N. America with pre-order DLC bonuses ― The official Nintendo channel began streaming a Hyrule Warriors (Zelda Musō) television commercial on Monday. The game is slated to ship on September 26 in North America. Those who pre-order the game in North America at select retailers can get free DLC costumes such as Twilight Princess, Skyward Sword, or Ocarina of Time costume p...
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Persona 4 Arena Ultimax Game's English Adachi, Marie, Aigis Trailers Posted

Story trailer also streamed for September 30 game ― Atlus USA released a story trailer and three English character promotional videos featuring Adachi, Marie, and Aigis from its upcoming 2D fighting game Persona 4 Arena Ultimax on Monday. Japanese versions of the character trailers were previously streamed by Atlus' Japan branch. Marie and Adachi were also previewed in English in a DLC content traile...
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Chitose Get You's Mashima Starts Tsuitto MARCH Manga

Chitose Get You ended in Manga Life Momo in June ― Publisher Takeshobo announced on Thursday that Etsuya Mashima will start the new manga series Tsuitto MARCH in the November issue of Manga Life Momo on September 27. Mashima ended the Chitose Get You four-panel comedy manga in Manga Life Momo's August issue on June 28. The story followed an elementary school girl named Chitose who wildly pursues the ...
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Scryed's Yasunari Toda Will Start Rail Ghost Manga Series

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

2 new characters join series for young children ― The official website for the Ganbare! Lulu Lolo - Tiny Twin Bears television anime series announced in August that the series' second season will premiere on the NHK-E educational channel on September 25. The season will introduce two new twin characters named Pak and Pero, who are like naughty little brothers to Lulu and Lolo. The cast includes: Lul...
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Yoshitsugu Matsuoka Joins Blue Spring Ride Anime Cast

Tōma Kikuchi debuts in this week's episode 11 ― The Blue Spring Ride (Ao Haru Ride) anime's official website announced that Yoshitsugu Matsuoka (Sword Art Online, No Game, No Life) voiced Tōma Kikuchi, who debuted in the show's eleventh episode on Monday. Kikuchi is a commuting high school student in the same year as the main characters. Matsuoka joins the current cast of Maaya Uchida as Futaba Yoshi...
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Shogakukan to Launch New Corocoro Aniki Magazine in October

Magazine for older audiences to run Monster Hunter gag series, new Bakusō Kyōdai Let's & Go!! series, others ― Japanese publisher Shogakukan will premiere a new magazine for older audiences titled Corocoro Aniki on October 15. The magazine is aimed for middle school boys who have "graduated" from Corocoro Comics and men who have been reading the magazine for 20 to 30 years. Both the September and Oct...
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Wit Studio's Rolling Girls Anime Also Gets 4-Panel Manga

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

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

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

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

Kenji Urai, Hayato Kakizawa star as Light in Tokyo next April ― The Death Note stage musical has cast Teppei Koike (Gokusen, Love*Com the Movie, Tōfu Kozō) as the genius detective L. The production also stars both Kenji Urai (Aoi Honō, Kamen Rider Kuuga, Sailor Moon musicals, pictured below left) and Hayato Kakizawa (Crows Explode, Kaiji 2, pictured below right) as Light Yagami. The musical will run ...
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Japanese Box Office, September 6-7

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Aniplex USA to Release Gurren Lagann on Blu-ray Singles

Company previously released the series in an imported Blu-ray set last year ― Aniplex of America announced at its Nan Desu Kan panel on Saturday that it will release the Gurren Lagann television anime series domestically in five volumes on Blu-ray Disc. Aniplex released the series in an imported Blu-ray box set last year. The first of five domestic Blu-ray Disc releases is slated to ship on November ...
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Samurai 7 Sci-Fi Anime Gets Stage Musical

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

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

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

Ikimono-gakari performs opening for October 5 series starring Yuuki Kaji, Sora Amamiya, Mamoru Miyano, more ― The official website for the television anime of Nakaba Suzuki's The Seven Deadly Sins (Nanatsu no Taizai) manga began streaming a new 30-second TV commercial for the series on Sunday. The video features the anime's opening theme Netsujō no Spectrum (Spectrum of Passion) by Ikimono-gakari (Na...

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

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

Aniplex USA Outlines Otorimonogatari Blu-ray Plans

October 28 box with English subtitles ― Aniplex of America outlined its Blu-ray Disc release of Otorimonogatari (the third arc in Monogatari Series Second Season) at its Nan Desu Kan panel on Saturday. The English-subtitled Otorimonogatari set will have four television episodes on two Blu-ray Discs for US$64.98 (US$49.98 at retail). The October 28 box will feature: Video Contents "“Omnibus 3” Video (...
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Viz Media's SuBLime Imprint Adds Love Stage, Ginger Honey, Special Delivery, More Titles

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

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

AnimeNation Retailer Closes Shop After 20 Years

Company's AN Entertainment branch released Omishi Magical Theater: Risky Safety, Miami Guns, Haré+Guu in North America ― AnimeNation.net's Gene Field announced on Saturday that the online retail company is closing shop after 20 years. Field offered the following statement: After 20 years, we've decided to get out of the retail game. A heartfelt thanks to all our great customers over the years, and al...
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KenIchi Manga's Shun Matsuena Draws 3 One-Shots

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

Anime of original game's 'Unlimited Blade Works' route to premiere on October 4 ― The fifth character ad for ufotable's Fate/stay night television anime began airing Saturday. The ad focuses on the Servant Lancer. The ad features the theme song "ideal white" by Mashiro Ayano. Lancer: Good, now you're talking Text: The Holy Grail War that revolves around a miracle Servant Lancer! Lancer: Since you get...
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Keisuke Itagaki's Baki-Dou Manga Goes on 1-Week Hiatus

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

Toshiharu Sasaki to also debut in OVA of Miki Yoshikawa's supernatural manga ― This year's 42nd issue of Kodansha's Weekly Shonen Magazine is announcing on Wednesday three new cast members for the original video anime (OVA) adaptation of Miki Yoshikawa's Yamada-kun to 7-nin no Majo manga. Eri Kitamura (Magic Kaito 1412, Knights of Sidonia) will play student council vice president Nene Odagiri, and Da...
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Haikyu!! Anime's 3DS Game's New Promo Narrated by Hinata

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

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

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

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

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

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

Trailer features special attacks from multiple characters ― Bandai Namco Games' European branch began streaming the launch trailer for the Naruto Shippūden Ultimate Ninja Storm Revolution game in English, Spanish, French, German and Italian on Friday. The video previews special moves from many of the characters featured in the game for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC. The game will feature new ga...
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Pokémon Omega Ruby, Alpha Sapphire Promo Features More Mega Evolutions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Stardust Crusaders' current run ends ― The end card of Saturday's broadcast of the 24th episode of Jojo's Bizarre Adventure Stardust Crusaders announced that that series' Egypt arc will begin in January. The series will begin its season break after this week's episode. The Twitter account confirmed in June that the anime series is on a one year, or four cours, run and will include all the Stands that...
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Naruto #66 Ranks 3rd in U.S. Monthly BookScan August List

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

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

Naomi Ozora, Ayumu Murase, Sarah Emi Bridcutt, more join cast for 2nd season of fantasy anime ― Kadokawa began streaming a TV commercial for the Hitsugi no Chaika AVENGING BATTLE TV anime sequel on Friday. The video features the anime's opening theme song, "Shikkoku o Nuritsubuse" (Paint Out the Jet Black) by Iori Nomizu. Text: Feelings will get through. No matter what kind of truth is waiting at the...
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Ghost in the Shell Arise #4's New Trailer Streamed After Premiere

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

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

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

Tokyo Ghoul Manga to End This Month

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

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

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

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

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

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

1st volumes to ship in April, May of next year ― One Peace Books confirmed with ANN on Thursday that it will release the first volumes of the Aquarion Evol and Flowers for Chronous (Kimi no Chronous) manga. Aquarion Evol is slated for April 14, 2015 and Flowers for Chronous is slated for May 19, 2015. Manga artist Aogiri began the Aquarion Evol mecha series based on Shoji Kawamori and Satelight's ori...
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Cardfight!! Vanguard Film's Anime Portion Gets Promo Video

Film will premiere in Japanese theaters September 13 ― The Shochiku film company streamed a promotional video for the anime portion of Gekijōban Cardfight!! Vanguard (Cardfight!! Vanguard the Movie) on Thursday. The trailer features the song "Bravery Flame" performed by Ultra Rare. The film features both a live-action and animated story. The film will open in theaters in Japan on Saturday, though an ...
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Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods Extended Edition Trailer Streamed

Film will be released on Blu-ray and DVD on October 7 ― Funimation began streaming an English dub trailer for its Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods Extended Edition home video release on Thursday. The Extended Edition home video release will include two versions of the film: an uncut version with an additional 20 minutes of footage not shown in theaters, and the theatrical cut. The Blu-ray and DVD combo ...

2 New Pokémon Manga To Start in Monthly Coro Coro Comics

Omega Ruby, Alpha Sapphire adaptations to run together ― The October issue of Shogakukan's Coro Coro Comics magazine will include a prologue for two new Pokémon manga series on Saturday. Manga artist Shingo Hata will draw both starting in the magazine's November issue on October 15. The ad states that this is the first time that two related series have run side-by-side in Coro Coro Comics. The two m...
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Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso Gets 2nd Cover Song Commercial

Goose House covers Motohiro Hata's "Uroko" ― The official website for for the anime adaptation of Naoshi Arakawa's Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso (April is Your Lie) manga began streaming a second commercial featuring a Goose House cover song on Thursday. For the video, the band Goose House covered the song "Uroko" (Fish Scale) by Motohiro Hata. Goose House is performing the opening theme song in addition t...

Expelled from Paradise's 1st Movie Preview Streamed

Gen Urobuchi, Toei Animation, Nitroplus, and director Seiji Mizushima's film to open 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 the first movie preview on Thursda...

Sailor Moon Crystal 1st Blu-ray's Digest Video Streamed, Bonus Items Showcased

Deluxe edition will come with music box, charms, booklet ― The official Sailor Moon Youtube channel began streaming a "digest" video of the first two episodes of Sailor Moon Crystal for the upcoming release of the first deluxe edition Blu-ray disc. The Blu-ray is slated to release on October 15 and will retail for 7,500 yen (about US$70). The Blu-ray will include the first two episodes of Sailor Moon...

Fate/stay night New Anime's 3rd English-Subtitled Trailer Streamed

Aniplex of America to host world premiere event in Los Angeles ― Aniplex of America began streaming an English-subtitled third trailer to ufotable's Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works television anime on Thursday. Premiere screenings of the anime will be held in seven different locales: Japan's Tokyo, Osaka, and Tokushima prefecture, Los Angeles, California in the United States, Paris, France, Nu...
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Shaman King's Takei Collaborates on Garo Anime's Character Designs

2nd promo for anime based off of tokusatsu drama also streamed ― A second promotional video for the Garo: Honoo no Kokuin (Garo: Seal of Flames) anime based on the Garo Project tokusatsu drama program began streaming on Wednesday. The television anime series will premiere on October 3. Narrator: Where there is karma, the gate will open, and a pure black darkness will appear. Men who have swords that ...
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Resident Evil: Revelations 2 Game's 1st Trailer Unveiled

Newest installment in horror survival franchise ships in early 2015 ― Capcom began streaming the first trailer for its upcoming Resident Evil: Revelations 2 video game for the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One, Xbox 360, and PC. The story for the game is completely new, with a new time period and cast of characters, but will retain the concept of survival horror. The game is scheduled to ship so...
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Daitoshokan no Hitsujikai Anime's 1st Promo Previews Tsugumi

Adaptation of visual novel starring Madoka Yonezawa, Junji Majima premieres on October 9 ― The official website for the anime adaptation of Japanese adult game maker August's Daitoshokan no Hitsujikai: A Good Librarian Like a Good Shepherd visual novel began streaming the first promotional video for the series on Thursday. Tsugumi: Today, I met with Kakei, and experienced a lot of things I never have...
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Pikmin Short Movie CG Film Premieres at Tokyo International Film Festival

Film to be screened in 3D at film festival next month ― Nintendo announced on Thursday that a short animated film titled Pikmin Short Movie will premiere at the 27th International Tokyo Film Festival from October 23 to 31. The CG film will be screened in 3D. The film project was started by game producer Shigeru Miyamoto as an experiment to show actions of characters that couldn't be expressed in the ...
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LA EigaFest to Host Edge of Tomorrow Director, All You Need Is Kill Novelist

Director & author to participate in 'Adapting Japanese Content for an American Audience' business panel ― The Japan Film Society announced it will host Edge of Tomorrow director Doug Liman and All You Need Is Kill novelist Hiroshi Sakurazaka at its "Adapting Japanese Content for an American Audience" business panel on Saturday The panel will "discuss current trends, issues, and the future of the crea...
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Guardians of the Galaxy Shown in 2nd Disk Wars: Avengers Preview

See Star-Lord, Gamora, Rocket, Fin Fang Foom, Ronan in action ― TV Tokyo began streaming a second preview with the Guardians of the Galaxy for next week's episode of Marvel Disk Wars: The Avengers anime on Wednesday. The characters from the Guardians of the Galaxy film made an appearance in episode 24 on Wednesday and will show up again in episode 25 on September 17. Narrator: What came from space wa...
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Kou Shibasaki to Star in Live-Action Nobunaga Concerto Show

Ōoku, Dororo actress to play Oda Nobunaga's wife in series premiering in October ― Fuji TV's website for the live-action television series adaptation of Ayumi Ishii's historical manga Nobunaga Concerto announced on Thursday that Kou Shibasaki (Dororo's titular character, Ōoku: The Inner Chambers's Yoshimune) will play the show's heroine Kichō, who is Oda Nobunaga's wife. The series will premiere as p...
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Hajime no Ippo Boxing Manga Gets PS3 Game

'Dramatic boxing action' game with full voice ships on December 11 ― Bandai Namco Games began streaming a teaser promotional video on Wednesday for a PlayStation 3 game based on George Morikawa's Hajime no Ippo boxing manga. The game is commemorating the 25th anniversary of the franchise. Bandai Namco Games revealed the game in Thursday's issue of Kadokawa's Famitsu magazine. The game will feature ma...

Japanese Comic Ranking, September 1-7

One Piece, Bleach, Food Wars!, Toriko, Natsume's Book of Friends in top 5 ― Rank Title Est. Weekly Copies Est. Total Copies Release Date Publisher Author Highest Rank Weeks on List 1 One Piece 75 1,775,905 1,775,905 2014/09 Shueisha Eiichiro Oda 1 1 2 Bleach 64 322,085 322,085 2014/09 Shueisha Tite Kubo 2 1 3 Food Wars: Shokugeki no Soma 9 183,607 183,607 2014/09 Shueisha Story: Yūto Tsukuda / Art: ...
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Yen Press Adds So I Can't Play H! Romantic Comedy Manga Series

1st volume slated for release on April 21, 2015 ― Yen Press confirmed with Anime News Network on Wednesday that it licensed Shou Okagiri's manga adaptation of the So I Can't Play H! (Dakara Boku wa, H ga Dekinai) romantic comedy light novels by Pan Tachibana. The first volume of the manga is slated for release on April 21, 2015 and will retail for US$13.00. The Amazon listing provides the story: One ...

Japan's Video Game Rankings, September 1-7

Dragon Quest X Online, Xbox One debut ― Japan's Game Ranking: September 1-7 Rank System Title Maker Release Date Weekly Copies Total Copies 4Gamer Reader Review 13DS Yōkai Watch 2 Ganso/Honke Level 5 July 10 63,401 2,422,146 73 23DS Dragon Quest X Online Square Enix September 4 52,375 52,375 3PSV Toukiden: Kiwami (Including Limited Editions) Koei Tecmo Games August 28 26,599 105,983 4PSV Love Live! S...
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Danganronpa AE Trailer Shows Character Roster Thus Far

PS Vita spinoff game to ship September 25 in Japan ― Spike Chunsoft began streaming an introduction video for its upcoming Zettai Zetsubō Shōjo Danganronpa : Another Episode (Absolute Despair Girl Danganronpa: Another Episode) spinoff game on Tuesday. The video features all the characters that have been announced for the game thus far. The PlayStation Vita game will ship in Japan on September 25. The...
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Sentai Filmworks Adds Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya 2wei!

Series ended today; slated for home video release ― Sentai Filmworks announced on Wednesday that it has licensed Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya's second season, Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya 2wei!. The company plans to release the series on home video in North America. Crunchyroll streamed the series as it aired beginning in July. The final episode announced on Thursday that a third season, Fate/kal...
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gdgd Fairies Creator's Narihero www Anime Gets TV Series

15-minute episodes about 3 sisters in space to premiere October 6 ― An official website opened on Wednesday to announce a television anime series based on the film Konna Watashi-tachi ga Nariyuki de Heroine ni Natta Kekka www 'Narihero www' (How We Became the Heroines [lol] 'Narihero [lol]'). The film will run alongside the gdgd Fairies film when it opens in theaters on September 27. The TV series, c...