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Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? Sword Oratoria Anime's New Promo Video Streamed

12-episode spinoff TV series premieres on April 14 in Japan ― The official website of the television anime adaptation of Fujino Ōmori and illustrator Kiyotaka Haimura's spinoff light novel series Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? Sword Oratoria (Dungeon ni Deai o Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru no Darō ka? Gaiden: Sword Oratoria) began streaming a new promotional video on Saturday. The v...
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Tomohiro Matsu's Hatena Illusion Light Novels Get Anime

Late author of Mayoi Neko Overrun! left series unfinished with 4 volumes ― Chinese streaming service bilibili's booth during the AnimeJapan 2017 event revealed on Saturday that late author Tomohiro Matsu's Hatena Illusion light novel series will get an anime adaptation. The series centers on Makoto Shiranui, a boy who travels to Tokyo seeking to become the apprentice of Mamoru Hoshisato, a world-famo...
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Crunchyroll's PARK Harajuku: Crisis Team! Webcomic Inspires Urahara Anime

Mugi Tanaka, Patrick Macias collaborated on webcomic ― Bilibili's booth at AnimeJapan 2017 announced on Saturday that Patrick Macias and Mugi Tanaka's webcomic PARK Harajuku: Crisis Team!, which runs on Crunchyroll, will inspire an original anime titled Urahara. The project's website states that Crunchyroll and "top Japanese creators" are partnering to create the anime. Crunchyroll describes the stor...
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Cygames' Uma Musume Pretty Derby Game Gets TV Anime By P.A. Works

Manga by S.Koisugi launched on Saturday, game currently in development ― Game developer Cygames announced during the AnimeJapan 2017 event on Saturday that its upcoming Uma Musume Pretty Derby game will get a television anime project as well as a manga. P.A. Works (A Lull in the Sea, Shirobako) is in charge of animation for the anime, while Cygames, Toho Animation, and Lantis are producing the anime....
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Sengoku Night Blood Smartphone Game Gets TV Anime This Fall

Smartphone game releases this year ― A stage event at the AnimeJapan 2017 event announced on Saturday that Marvelous, Kadokawa, and Idea Factory's Otomate otome game brand's upcoming collaborative Sengoku Night Blood smartphone game is getting a television anime adaptation that will premiere in fall 2017. Marvelous began streaming a video for the game that reveals the anime project and previews the g...
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Magical Circle Guru Guru Anime's 1st Promo Video Streamed

Production I.G animates series premiering this summer ― The official website for the new television anime adaptation of Hiroyuki Eto's Mahōjin Guru Guru (Magical Circle Guru Guru) manga began streaming the anime's first promotional video on Saturday. The video first appeared during a stage event at AnimeJapan 2017 on Saturday. The site also revealed the anime's key visual. The anime will premiere thi...
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New Peace Maker Kurogane Anime Is Film Series Starring Yuuki Kaji, Takahiro Sakurai

White Fox's anime of Nanae Chrono manga opens this year ― The official Twitter account for the new anime project based on Nanae Chrono's Peace Maker Kurogane manga revealed on Saturday that the project will be an anime film series that will open this year. The announcement did not explicitly state how many films the manga will get, but the kanji used to describe the first film is used to describe at ...
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Katsuyuki Konishi, Yō Taichi Join Magical Circle Guru Guru Anime's Cast

Production I.G animates series premiering this summer ― A stage event at AnimeJapan 2017 for the new television anime adaptation of Hiroyuki Eto's Mahōjin Guru Guru (Magical Circle Guru Guru) manga announced more cast members for the anime on Saturday. Katsuyuki Konishi (Gurren Lagann's Kamina, Rewrite's Sakuya Ootori) will play Kita Kita Oyaji and Yō Taichi (Erased's Kenya, Prison School's Anzu) wil...
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New Owarimonogatari Anime Adapts 3rd Novel Volume in Summer

Adapts "Mayoi Hell," "Hitagi Rendezvous," "Ōgi Dark" arcs ― The official website for the Monogatari Series revealed on Saturday that the third novel in the NisiOisin's Owarimonogatari novels series is getting a television anime adaptation in summer. The site is streaming a promotional video for the anime (Note: The Youtube video on the site is region-locked to Japan). The third novel covers the "Mayo...
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Citrus Yuri Anime's TV Broadcast, Teaser Visual Revealed

A display at this year's AnimeJapan 2017 event revealed on Saturday that the anime adaptation of Saburouta's yuri manga Citrus will air on television. In November, an anime adaptation of the series was announced to be in the works. The anime's official website also revealed a teaser visual for the upcoming series. Seven Seas is publishing the manga in North America, and it describes the story: Yuz...
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Gamers! TV Anime's July Premiere, 12-Episode Run, Visual Revealed

Anime based on Sekina Aoi light novel series ― A flyer from this year's AnimeJapan 2017 revealed on Thursday that the television anime of Sekina Aoi and illustrator Saboten's Gamers! light novel series will premiere in July and run for 12 episodes. The flyer also announced that the light novel series has more than 400,000 copies in print. The anime's official website also opened on Saturday and revea...
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Live-Action Tomodachi Game Drama's Video Previews Theme Song

Series based on Yuki Sato manga premieres April 3 ― The official website of the live-action drama series adaptation of Yuki Sato's Tomodachi Game (Friends Games) manga began streaming a 30- and 15-second promotional video for the series last week. Both videos preview the film's theme song "Mr. Fake" by Amatsu. The series will premiere on Chiba TV on April 3 at 10:30 p.m., and it will also air on Tele...
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To Love-Ru -Trouble- Darkness App's Promo Video Shows Gravure Photo Shoots

Smartphone app also has puzzle games ― Game developer FuRyu began streaming a promotional video for To Love-Ru -Trouble- Darkness: Gravure Chance, the first smartphone app based on Kentaro Yabuki and Saki Hasemi's To Love-Ru -Trouble- Darkness manga, last Thursday. The game itself also launched last Thursday. In the video, Momo says that players can "create memories with their own hands" by using the...
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Live-Action Ghost in the Shell Film's Featurette Tours Major's Apartment

Also: film clip shows "deep dive" ― Paramount Pictures began streaming a featurette with a tour of the Major's apartment the upcoming Ghost in the Shell live-action film on Friday. Paramount also streamed a clip featuring the Major's "Deep Dive" on Thursday. Dreamworks and Paramount are co-financing and co-producing the film. Paramount Pictures is the film's new distributor, after Dreamworks ended it...
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The Alliance Alive 3DS RPG's Video Shows Different Worlds

Gameplay videos featuring ornithopter, combat also streamed ― The official website of for FuRyu Corporation's The Alliance Alive Nintendo 3DS game began streaming a new promotional video for the game last week. The video previews the game's different worlds, and shows elements and characters from each world. The site is also streaming two gameplay videos. The first video shows the ornithopter mechani...
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Haim Saban: Possible 6-Movie Arc Planned for Power Rangers

Saban Entertainment founder Haim Saban said in an interview with Variety on Wednesday that there is a "six-movie story arc" planned for the Power Rangers reboot. "If this film is as successful as I hope on March 24, on March 25 we'll have the first story meeting for Movie No. 2," Saban said. The film's director Dean Isrealite confirmed the plan with Entertainment Weekly on Friday. "It is true that...
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Funimation Streams English-Dubbed Steins;Gate Film Clip

Funimation began streaming an English-dubbed clip from Steins;Gate – The Movie – Load Region of Déjà Vu (Steins;Gate Fuka Ryōiki no Déjà vu) on Friday. The clip shows a scene where Kurisu imitates Okabe's Hououin Kyouma persona. Funimation's will release the film on Blu-ray Disc and DVD combo pack for on March 28. The film reunites the Steins;Gate television series' staff with a completely new sto...
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'SukaSuka' Anime Streams Live-Action Teaser Video

Fantasy anime premieres in April ― Kadokawa began streaming an "overseas edition" promotional video for the anime adaptation of Akira Kareno and illustrator ue's Shūmatsu Nani Shitemasu ka? Isogashii Desu ka? Sukutte Moratte Ii Desu ka? (What do you do at the end of the world? Are you busy? Will you save us? or "SukaSuka" for short) light novel series on Friday. The video features live-action footage...

Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS Anime Reveals Main Staff, Lead Voice Actor

Masahiro Hosoda directs upcoming TV anime starring Shōya Ishige ― The official Twitter account for Yu-Gi-Oh! anime franchise announced the main staff and lead cast member for Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS, the upcoming sixth television anime in franchise, on Saturday. The account also revealed a new key visual. Masahiro Hosoda (Heroes ~Legend of Battle Disks~ , Nangoku Shounen Papuwa-kun) is directing the anime a...
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Yen Press Licenses Gabriel Dropout, Sword Oratoria, Hybrid x Heart Manga

Publisher also adds more Re:Zero manga ― Yen Press announced on Friday that it has licensed Ukami's Gabriel Dropout, Takashi Yagi's Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? Sword Oratoria, and Riku Ayakawa's Hybrid x Heart manga. Yen Press also announced that it has licensed Daichi Matsuse's Re:Zero -Starting Life in Another World-, Chapter 3: Truth of Zero (Re: Zero Kara Hajimeru Isekai Sei...
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Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash Director, Character Designer Launch Yakusoku ~sunnyrain memories~ Novels

Pony Canyon streams promo video for 1st novel ― Pony Canyon's YouTube channel for anime began streaming a teaser video for anime director Ryosuke Nakamura and animator Mieko Hosoi's new project Yakusoku ~sunnyrain memories~ (Promise ~sunnyrain memories~). Pony Canyon's PonyCan Books imprint will publish the first novel for the project in early summer. Nakamura and Hosoi previously served as director ...
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Inazuma Eleven: Ares no Tenbin Promo Video, October Premiere Revealed

New episode 27 with branching storyline to premiere in September ― The fourth episode of the regular streaming program Inazuma Walker premiered on Friday and debuted a promotional video for Inazuma Eleven: Ares no Tenbin, a new game and television anime in its Inazuma Eleven franchise. The promotional video begins around the 2:36:33 mark in the program's video below. The program also announced that t...

Attack on Titan 2nd Season's 2nd Promo Video Features Beast Titan (Updated)

New TV anime series premieres on April 1 ― The official website for the Attack on Titan television anime began streaming the second promotional video for the second season on Saturday. The video features the Beast Titan and battle between the Titans and main human characters. Funimation Entertainment later streamed the video with English subtitles. The second season's first promotional video, which i...
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Japanese, Chinese Co-Produced Robomasters The Animated Series Reveals Videos, Cast, Staff

Yasutaka Yamamoto directs robot anime starring Daiki Yamashita, Yuichiro Umehara, Lynn ― The official website for the Japanese and Chinese co-produced Robomasters The Animated Series project began streaming a Japanese and a different Chinese promotional video on Friday. The videos preview the animation and main characters. The cast includes: (Note: The English spellings of the character names aren't ...
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Madhouse Makes August Anime Film Kimi no Koe o Todoketai

Suzuko Mimori & new voice actress unit Now on Air star in story of high school girl & radio station ― Suzuko Mimori and Now on Air, the new voice actress unit formed from winners of the "Kimikoe Project" audition last August, are starring in an original anime film called Kimi no Koe o Todoketai (I Want to Send Your Voice) this August. The film depicts the adolescence of a high school girl in Shōnan, ...

Stan Lee, Hiroshi Nagahama's The Reflection Wave One Anime Reveals July Premiere, More Staff

12-episode anime to air on NHK ― Bandai Visual began streaming a teaser promotional video on Friday for The Reflection anime project, listed on the video's title under the name The Reflection Wave One. The anime is a collaboration series between American comic pioneer Stan Lee (Spider-Man, X-Men, Heroman), his Pow! Entertainment company, Studio DEEN, and director Hiroshi Nagahama (Mushi-Shi, Flowers ...

Godzilla Anime Film Reveals Full Title, Story, New Visual, November Premiere

Film with story by Gen Urobuchi takes place 20,000 years in the future ― The official website for Polygon Pictures' Godzilla anime film revealed the film's November debut in Japan and the film's full title on Friday. The full title is Godzilla: Kaijū Wakusei (Godzilla: Monster Planet). The site also revealed a new visual for the film: The tagline on the above poster reads "We will definitely take bac...
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Atom the Beginning Anime's 2nd Promo Video Previews Opening Theme Song

Anime starring Yūichi Nakamura, Takuma Terashima premieres on April 15 ― The official website for the television anime adaptation of Tetsuro Kasahara's Atom the Beginning manga began streaming a new promotional video for the anime on Friday. The video previews the opening theme song "Kaidoku Funō" (Indecipherable) by After the Rain. The series will premiere at 11:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 15 on NHK....
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Yōkai Apāto no Yūga na Nichijō Anime Reveals Teaser Visual

Kodansha opened a website on Friday for the television anime adaptation of Hinowa Kōzuki's Yōkai Apāto no Yūga na Nichijō (Refined Daily Life at the Supernatural Entity Apartment) light novel series, and the site revealed a teaser visual for the anime. The series will premiere in July. The novels' story centers on Yūshi Inaba, a 16-year-old boy whose parents died three years ago. He moved into his...
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Gakuen Babysitters TV Anime Reveals Visual

Japanese publishing company Hakusensha revealed a visual for the television anime adaptation of Hari Tokeino's Gakuen Babysitters manga on Friday. The visual features the show's main characters Ryūichi and Kotarō. The 12-episode anime will premiere in the first quarter of 2018 on Tokyo MX, BS11, and Animax. Tokeino launched the series in LaLa in 2009, and Hakusensha published the manga's 13th comp...
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Kami-sama Minarai: Himitsu no Cocotama TV Anime Gets 'New Series' on April 6

Currently-running TV anime premiered in October 2015, anime film premieres on April 28 ― The official website of the Kami-sama Minarai: Himitsu no Cocotama (God Apprentices: Secretive Cocotama) television anime began streaming a promotional video for a "new series" for the anime on Friday. The new series premieres on April 6 with a new time slot of 5:55 on Thursdays on TV Tokyo. The Kami-sama Minarai...
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Blame! Anime Film Adds Saori Hayami to Cast

Hayami plays Sanakan in film debuting on May 20 ― The official website for the new anime film of Tsutomu Nihei's Blame! manga revealed a new cast member on Friday. Saori Hayami will play Sanakan, a protective system known as a Safeguard that is intent on annihilating and exterminating humans. The film will open in Japanese theaters for a limited two-week engagement on May 20. The film will also strea...
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7O3X: Fastest Finger First TV Anime's Teaser Promo Video Introduces Story

Series about high school quiz club premieres in July ― The official website for 7O3X Fastest Finger First, the television anime adaptation of Iqura Sugimoto's Nana Maru San Batsu (literally, "7 O 3 X" or "7 Right, 3 Wrong") manga, began streaming a teaser promotional video for the series on Friday. The anime will premiere on NTV in July, and will have 12 episodes. The show stars: Shun Horie as Shiki ...

Global Anime Song Streaming Service ANiUTa Unveiled with Over 50,000 Songs

Features Love Live!, Yuri!!! on Ice, K-On!, Attack on Titan, Macross, more ― Over 30 Japanese production companies and record labels announced on Friday that they are launching ANiUTa, the world's first anime song streaming service. ANiUTa offers a new dedicated service for listening worldwide to music from animation (Japanese and some overseas titles), game, Vocaloid, and tokusatsu (special effects)...

Princess Principal Original TV Anime Revealed With Cast, Staff, Promo Video, Summer 2017 Debut

Spy action series set in London follows 5 girls; smartphone game also in development ― The Princess Principal Project unveiled a website on Friday to announce Princess Principal, an original television anime series set to premiere in Japan this summer. The website began streaming a promotional video for the series and revealed the anime's synopsis, cast and staff, and character designs. The "spy acti...
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Sakuya Amano's Konohana Kitan Manga Gets Anime

Manga centers on fox spirits who work as hostesses at otherworldly hot spring hotel ― The fifth compiled book volume of Sakuya Amano's Konohana Kitan manga revealed on Friday that the manga will get an anime adaptation. Gentosha's Comic Birz magazine will reveal more information at a later date. The manga's story is set in Kokohana-tei, a hot spring hotel located in an inn town between our world and ...
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Dies Irae TV Anime's Promo Video Reveals Cast, Staff

Kousuke Toriumi, Yui Sakakibara, Ayaka Fukuhara star in anime of Light's visual novel ― Visual novel publisher Light revealed on Friday that it has opened the official website for the television anime adaptation of its Dies irae adult visual novel. The site is streaming a promotional video for the anime, which lists the anime's cast and staff. While neither the website nor the video list a debut date...
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Live-Action Jojo's Bizarre Adventure Film's Stills Show Jōsuke, Jōtarō

Film starring Kento Yamazaki as Jōsuke Higashikata opens on August 4 in Japan ― The staff of the live-action film of Hirohiko Araki's JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Diamond Is Unbreakable manga revealed two new stills from the film on Friday. The stills depict Jōsuke Higashikata (Kento Yamazaki) and Jōtarō Kūjō (Yusuke Iseya) during the filming of the scene where Angelo uses his stand to attack Jōsuke and...

Live-Action Ghost in the Shell Film's 4-Minute Clip Shows Rooftop Jump Scene

Film opens on March 31 ― Paramount Pictures began streaming an extended clip for the upcoming Ghost in the Shell live-action film on Thursday. The clip shows a scene where Major jumps and abseils from a rooftop to enter a building, echoing the opening action scene from the 1995 Ghost in the Shell anime film. The scene is also referenced in Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex and Ghost in the Shel...

Mobile Suit Gundam Twilight AXIS Novel Gets Net Anime in June

Anime adapts Ark Performance, Koujirou Nakamura's novel set after Gundam Unicorn ― Sunrise announced on Friday that it is producing an anime adaptation of Ark Performance and Koujirou Nakamura's Mobile Suit Gundam Twilight AXIS novel. The anime will debut streaming for members of the Gundam Fan Club in June. The anime's official website is streaming a promotional video for the anime (Note: The video ...
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Live-Action Blade of the Immortal Film's Character Trailers Streamed

Film opens April 29 in Japan ― Warner Brothers Japan began streaming five character trailers for the live-action film of Hiroaki Samura's Blade of the Immortal "neo period drama" manga on Friday. The trailer featuring the lead characters Manji and Rin is available on the film's website, and the other trailers are below. Kagehisa Anotsu: Shira and Hyakurin: Makie Otono-Tachibana: Yaobikuni, Kagimura H...

Yuri Lowenthal, Kate Higgins Reprise Roles as Suzaku, C.C. in Code Geass: Akito the Exiled

Blu-ray/DVD ships on June 27 ― Funimation Entertainment announced on Thursday that Yuri Lowenthal and Kate Higgins will reprise their roles as Suzaku and C.C., respectively, in its English dub of Code Geass: Akito the Exiled. Previously announced cast members include: Micah Solusod as Akito Hyuga Jeannie Tirado as Leila Malcal Ricco Fajardo as Ryo Sayama Aaron Dismuke as Yukiya Naruse Elizabeth Maxwe...
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Crunchyroll Adds Love Tyrant Anime This Spring, Gundam Wing to Catalog

Renai Bōkun/Love Tyrant anime premieres April 6 in Japan ― Media distribution service Crunchyroll announced on Thursday that it will stream the television anime adaptation of Megane Mihoshi's Renai Bōkun (The very lovely tyrant of love) manga under the title Love Tyrant this spring. In addition, Crunchyroll announced on Thursday that it will add Gundam Wing to its catalog. Times and regions for Love ...
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Japan's Animation TV Ranking, March 13-19

Final Time Bokan 24, Super Salaryman Mr. Saenai episodes air Library Wars: The Last Mission's "on air edition" aired on TBS on Sunday, March 19 at 2:05 a.m. and earned a 1.3% rating. 5 Centimeters Per Second aired on TV Asahi on Friday, February 17 at 3:25 a.m. and earned a 1.1% rating. The final episode of the live-action Super Salaryman Mr. Saenai drama adapting Fujiko Fujio's manga aired on NTV ...
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Shiori Furukawa's Five Manga Gets Live-Action Series

Romance manga ran from 2004 to 2011, sequel ongoing ― Manga artist Shiroi Furukawa revealed on her Twitter account on Thursday that a live-action drama based on her manga Five will premiere on Fuji TV and Fuji TV on Demand this summer. A commemorative press conference featuring the main cast and a video preview was held on Thursday. The cast is as follows: Nana Osakawa as Hina Asō Ryūji Satō as Toshi...
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My Hero Academia Season 2 Promo Videos Streamed With English Dub, Subtitles

Funimation Entertainment began streaming two more promotional videos for its English dub of My Hero Academia's second season on Thursday. In addition, Crunchyroll began streaming two English-subtitled promotional videos. Dubbed trailers: Subtitled trailers: The series will premiere in Japanese with English subtitles on Crunchyroll and Hulu on April 1, and FunimationNow will stream the English dub....
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Crunchyroll, Hulu to Stream My Hero Academia Season 2 With Subtitles

Funimation to stream English dub ― Funimation Entertainment and Crunchyroll announced on Thursday that the English-subtitled simulcast of My Hero Academia's second season will simulcast on Crunchyroll and Hulu beginning on April 1. Crunchyroll also announced that it will stream the first season of My Hero Academia with English subtitles before April 1 in the following territories: the United States, ...
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Kenka Banchō Otome: Girl Beats Boys Anime's Video Highlights Yuta Mirako

Cast from Spike Chunsoft's PS Vita game reprise roles for anime shorts premiering on April 12 ― The official YouTube channel of Kenka Banchō Otome: Girl Beats Boys, the television anime short series adaptation of Spike Chunsoft's Kenka Banchō Otome romance simulation game, began streaming a new promotional video for the anime on Thursday. The video introduces the character Yuta Mirako. Previous video...
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Daisuki to Stream [email protected] Cinderella Girls Theater Anime Shorts

Series of 5-minute episodes to premiere April 4 in Japan ― Streaming service Daisuki announced on Wednesday that it will stream the television anime adaptation of Bandai Namco Entertainment and Kuma-Jet's The [email protected] Cinderella Girls Theater (The [email protected] Cinderella Girls Gekijō) manga. The service will announce more details at a later date. The anime will premiere in Japan on April 4 at 9:55 p....
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Tatsunoko's Infini-T Force Anime Teaser Shows CG Action

Anime premieres in October on new programming block ― The official website of Tatsunoko Productions' Infini-T Force television anime began streaming a new teaser video on Thursday. The video previews the main characters and the anime's "full 3DCG" action. The anime will premiere this October on NTV and other channels. The series will air as part of NTV's new "AnichU" one-hour programming block. The p...
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The Royal Tutor Anime's Character Trailer Introduces Main Cast

4 princes introduce each other, their tutor in video ― The official website for the the television anime adaptation of Higasa Akai's The Royal Tutor (Ōshitsu Kyōshi Heine or Königliche Familie Lehrer) manga began streaming a new character trailer on Thursday. In the video, the fifth prince Richt (voiced by Shouta Aoi) introduces the fourth prince Leonhardt (Daisuke Hirose), Leonhardt introduces the t...

Viz Media Licenses Boruto TV Anime, Plans Simulcast (Updated)

Series to simulcast on Hulu, also stream on Crunchyroll ― Viz Media announced on Thursday that it has acquired the digital, broadcast, home video, and merchandising rights for the Boruto: Naruto Next Generations television anime series. Viz plans to simulcast the series on Hulu beginning on April 5, with new episodes every Wednesday. Crunchyroll announced that it will also stream the anime this sprin...

Netflix's Live-Action Death Note Film's New Still Revealed (Updated)

Film starring Nat Wolff, Keith Stanfield, Margaret Qualley premieres on August 25 ― Mantan Web debuted a still for Netflix's live-action Death Note film on Thursday, and described the image as a character who "appears to be Ryuk" (voiced by Willem Dafoe) sitting with Light Turner (played by Nat Wolff). However, the character sits in a pose characteristic of L in the original manga, and the outfit mat...

Oshii Calls Hollywood Film the 'Most Gorgeous Ghost in the Shell Yet'

Video also shows director Rupert Sanders', star Scarlett Johansson's comments ― Paramount Pictures' Japanese YouTube channel began streaming an on-set video for the live-action Ghost in the Shell film on Thursday. In the video, Ghost in the Shell anime film director Mamoru Oshii says, "I think there is no doubt that [this live-action film] will become the most gorgeous work made in Ghost in the Shell...
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sin Nanatsu no Taizai Anime's 2nd Video Previews Opening Song

Seven Mortal Sins TV anime premieres on April 14 ― The official website for the sin Nanatsu no Taizai, the television anime adaptation of Hobby Japan's multimedia project The 7 Deadly Sins (Nanatsu no Taizai, not to be confused with the similarly named manga by Nakaba Suzuki) began streaming the series' second promotional video on Thursday. The video previews Mia REGINA's opening theme song "My Sweet...
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Kase-san and Morning Glories Yuri Manga Gets Anime Clip

Takuya Satō directs clip premiering soon on YouTube ― An official website for an anime adaptation of Hiromi Takashima's Kase-san and... Morning Glories (Asagao to Kase-san.) manga launched on Thursday to announce that the yuri series is getting an "animation clip." Asagao to Kase-san. is the title of the first compiled book volume of Takashima's Kase-san and... manga. The clip will be about five minu...
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Nana Maru San Batsu TV Anime Gets 12 Episodes, Synopsis, Official English Title

A flyer from this year's AnimeJapan 2017 event revealed on Thursday that the television anime adaptation of Iqura Sugimoto's Nana Maru San Batsu (literally, "7 O 3 X" or "7 Right, 3 Wrong") manga will get 12 episodes. The flyer also revealed the anime's official title: "7O3X Fastest Finger First." The anime will premiere on NTV in July. Masaki Ōzora (12-Sai: Chiccha na Mune no Tokimeki) is directi...
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Tsugumomo Anime Gets 12 Episodes

A flyer from this year's AnimeJapan 2017 event revealed on Thursday that the television anime of Yoshikazu Hamada's Tsugumomo manga will get 12 episodes. The series will premiere on Animax on April 2 at 11:30 p.m., before airing later that evening on Tokyo MX and BS11. The series will also stream on Abema TV and d Anime Store. Ryōichi Kuraya (episode director and storyboard artist for A Town Where...
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Digimon Universe: Appli Monsters Anime to Air 52 Episodes

A flyer from this year's AnimeJapan 2017 event revealed on Thursday that the Digimon Universe: Appli Monsters anime will air 52 episodes. The anime premiered in Japan last October, and aired its 24th episode on March 18. The anime airs on TV Tokyo every Saturday at 7:00 a.m. The anime's website describes the series: Everyone in the world uses smartphone apps. But inside them lurks unknown creature...
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Atom the Beginning Anime Gets 12 Episodes

A flyer from this year's AnimeJapan 2017 event revealed on Thursday that the television anime adaptation of Tetsuro Kasahara's Atom the Beginning manga will have 12 episodes. The series will premiere at 11:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 15 on NHK. The first episode will then stream on Amazon Prime Video in Japan at 1:30 a.m. on Sunday, April 16. The anime will have a stage event on Sunday at AnimeJapa...
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Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? Sword Oratoria Anime Gets 12 Episodes

A flyer from this year's AnimeJapan 2017 event revealed on Thursday that the television anime of Fujino Ōmori and illustrator Kiyotaka Haimura's spinoff light novel series Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? Sword Oratoria (Dungeon ni Deai o Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru no Darō ka? Gaiden: Sword Oratoria) will get 12 episodes. The anime will premiere on Tokyo MX, KBS Kyoto, Sun TV, B...
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Love and Lies TV Anime Premieres in July

A flyer from this year's AnimeJapan 2017 event revealed on Thursday that the television anime adaptation of Musawo's Love and Lies (Koi to Uso) manga will premiere in July. Seiki Takuno (Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches, Poco's Udon World, Sekkō Boys) is working with LIDEN FILMS again as the anime's director. Musawo launched the manga in DeNA's MangaBox app in both English and Japanese in August 2...

A Centaur's Life Anime Debuts on TV in July

Fumitoshi Oizaki is general director, Naoyuki Kanno directs at Emon ― A flyer from animation brand Haoliners' booth at this year's AnimeJapan 2017 event revealed on Thursday that the anime adaptation of Kei Murayama's A Centaur's Life (Centaur no Nayami or A Centaur's Worries) will be a television anime that will air on Tokyo MX from July to September with 12 episodes. Fumitoshi Oizaki (AOKANA: Four ...
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Shin Godzilla Sequel by Hideaki Anno Not Announced

The official Twitter account of Hideaki Anno's Studio Khara clarified an earlier message regarding the next Godzilla work, explaining that Anno did not state that he is working on the sequel to the Shin Godzilla film, and that the message referred to the upcoming Hollywood Godzilla film sequel and Polygon Pictures' Godzilla anime film. The message appeared as a text message at the end the Shin God...
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Sanrio Collaborates With Japan Countdown Music Program for New Short Anime Series

Series premieres as segment of Japan Countdown show this year ― A flyer from this year's AnimeJapan 2017 event revealed on Thursday that the Japan Countdown music program and Sanrio are collaborating on a new short anime series. The show will debut this year as a segment of the Japan Countdown program at 9:30 a.m. on Sundays. Japan Countdown airs on TV Osaka, TV Tokyo, TV Hokkaido, TV Aichi, TV Setou...
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Hajimete no Gal TV Anime Gets 10 Episodes, OVA

A flyer from this year's AnimeJapan 2017 event revealed on Thursday that the television anime of Meguru Ueno's Hajimete no Gal (First-Time Gal) manga will get 10 episodes and one OVA. The anime will premiere in July. The series will have a stage event at AnimeJapan 2017 Saturday, and main cast member Nagaku will attend the event. The anime's main cast includes Shintarō Asanuma as Junichi Hashiba, ...
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Grimoire of Zero TV Anime Gets 12 Episodes

A flyer from this year's AnimeJapan 2017 event revealed on Thursday that the television anime of Kakeru Kobashiri's Zero Kara Hajimeru Mahō no Sho (Grimoire of Zero) light novels will have 12 episodes. The anime will premiere on AT-X on April 10 at 11:30 p.m., and will then air later that evening on Tokyo MX, Sun TV, BS Fuji, and KBS Kyoto. The show will then air on tvk on April 11. The anime will...
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Gintama Anime to Air Reruns With New Opening, Ending Songs Starting in April

This year's 17th issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine is revealing on Monday that, starting on April 2, the Gintama. anime will begin airing rerun episodes with the title Yorinuke Gintama-san (similar to the title of rerun of the show that aired from April 2010 to 2011, titled Yorinuki Gintama-san). The rerun will have new opening and ending songs, and will feature comments by the cast ...
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Gakuen Babysitters Anime Will Air on TV in Q1 2018

Anime based on Hari Tokeino manga will have 12 episodes ― A flyer from this year's AnimeJapan 2017 event revealed on Thursday that the anime adaptation of Hari Tokeino's Gakuen Babysitters manga will be a television anime that will premiere in the first quarter of 2018 on Tokyo MX, BS11, and Animax. The anime's timeslot will be announced at a later date, but will be "around midnight." The anime will ...

Mizuki Kawashita Launches Ichigo 100% Sequel Manga in April

Original manga ran from 2002-2005, inspired 2005 TV anime ― This year's 17th issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine is revealing on Monday that manga creator Mizuki Kawashita is launching a sequel to her Ichigo 100% (Strawberry 100%) manga titled Ichigo 100% East Side Story in Shueisha's Jump Giga magazine on April 28. The manga centers on middle school student Junpei Manaka and his relation...
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Vatican Miracle Examiner TV Anime Gets 12 Episodes, OVA

A flyer from this year's AnimeJapan 2017 event revealed on Thursday that the television anime adaptation Rin Fujiki's Vatican Miracle Examiner (Vatican Kiseki Chōsakan) mystery novel series will have 12 episodes and one OVA. The anime will premiere this summer. Yoshitomo Yonetani (Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma, Brave King GaoGaiGar) is directing the anime at J.C. Staff (The Disastrous Life of Saiki...

Naruto Shippūden Anime's Ending on 500th Episode Confirmed

Last episode will air tonight ― The official Twitter account of the Naruto Shippūden anime confirmed on Wednesday that the anime will end with tonight's episode. Beginning with the original Naruto anime, the anime has been airing since October 2002. The anime The Snack World will begin airing in the show's 7:25 p.m. time slot on TV Tokyo starting on April 13. The final episode is also the finale for ...

Blood Blockade Battlefront & Beyond TV Anime Premieres in October

Anime will have 12 episodes, will "reproduce the comic more faithfully" ― A flyer from this year's AnimeJapan 2017 event revealed on Thursday that Blood Blockade Battlefront & Beyond (Kekkai Sensen & Beyond), the second anime season based on Yasuhiro Nightow's Blood Blockade Battlefront manga, will premiere on MBS, Tokyo MX, and BS11 in October. The anime will have 12 episodes. The text on the flyer ...
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6th Natsume's Book of Friends Anime Has 11 Episodes, 2 OVAs

Series premieres on April 11 ― A flyer from this year's AnimeJapan 2017 event revealed on Thursday that Natsume Yūjin-Chō Roku, the planned sixth anime in the franchise based on Yuki Midorikawa's Natsume's Book of Friends (Natsume Yūjin-Chō) manga, will premiere on April 11. The anime will have 11 episodes and 2 OVA episodes titled "Itsuka Yuki no Hi ni" and "Nyanko-sensei to Hajimete no Otsukai." Th...
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Zatch Bell's Makoto Raiku Abruptly Ends Vector Ball Manga

School fantasy series began last year ― This year's 16th issue of Kodansha's Weekly Shonen Magazine published the final chapter of Makoto Raiku's Vector Ball on Wednesday. Raiku explained on his blog that it has ended due to his own "weakness." The manga was not polling well, and his editor proposed a new story development, but Raiku found it too unpleasant to write. In the month between the story me...
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Funimation Reveals More Code Geass: Akito the Exiled English Dub Cast Members

Alex Organ, Jad Saxton, Joel McDonald star in dub ― Funimation Entertainment announced three cast members for its English dub cast for Code Geass: Akito the Exiled on Wednesday. The revealed cast members are as follows: Alex Organ as Shin Hyuga Jad Saxton as Jean Rowe Joel McDonald as Ashley Ashra Funimation previously revealed five dub cast members on Monday and Tuesday: Micah Solusod as Akito Hyuga...
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Haikara-san ga Tōru Anime Films' Debut Dates, Titles, Staff Revealed

Kazuhiro Furuhashi directs November film, Mitsuko Kase directs 2018 film ― The official website for the anime film adaptation of Waki Yamato's Haikara-san ga Tooru manga revealed the new debut dates, the titles, and the staff for the two films on Thursday. The first film, titled Gekijōban Haikara-san ga Tōru Zenpen - Benio, Hana no 17-sai, will open in Japan on November 11. The second film is titled ...
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Crunchyroll Adds Gundam Build Fighters, More Dubbed Yu-Gi-Oh!

Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's, Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal streamed ― Crunchyroll announced on Wednesday that it has added Gundam Build Fighters and Gundam Build Fighters Try to its catalog. The episodes are available worldwide outside of Asia. In addition, Crunchyroll announced on Tuesday that it has added the English dubs of both Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's and Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal to its catalog. The streams are available in the United State...

New Mazinger Z Anime Film Reveals 1st Visual

The staff of the upcoming theatrical anime film based on Go Nagai's Mazinger Z unveiled the first visual for the film on Thursday. The tagline on the visual reads, "That could become either a god or a demon." The film, tentatively titled Gekijōban Mazinger Z (Mazinger Z The Movie), is commemorating the 45th anniversary of the original Mazinger Z manga and television anime series. Toei Animation is...
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Hari Tokeino's Gakuen Babysitters Manga Gets Anime Adaptation

Manga by Me & My Brothers creator launched in 2009 ― The cover of the May issue of Hakusensha's LaLa magazine will announce on Thursday that Hari Tokeino's Gakuen Babysitters manga will get an anime adaptation. The magazine had teased an announcement last month. Tokeino launched the series in LaLa in 2009, and Hakusensha published the manga's 13th compiled volume on August 5. Hakusensha will publish ...
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Hinako Note Anime Reveals New Key Visual

The official website for the television anime adaptation of Mitsuki's Hinako Note manga updated on Wednesday with a new key visual with all six characters that have been revealed thus far.' Kadokawa's booth at Anime Japan this March 25-26 will distribute stickers with super-deformed images of the Hinako Note characters. The anime stars (Note: Not all character name romanizations are confirmed.): M...
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Japanese Comic Ranking, March 13-19

Tokyo Ghoul:re, The Seven Deadly Sins, Chihayafuru, Fairy Tail, P to JK in top 5 ― Rank Title Est. Weekly Copies Est. Total Copies Release Date Publisher Author Highest Rank Weeks on List 1 Tokyo Ghoul:re 10 302,287 302,287 2017/03 Shueisha Sui Ishida 1 1 2 The Seven Deadly Sins 25 205,909 205,909 2017/03 Kodansha Nakaba Suzuki 2 1 3 Chihayafuru 34 192,622 197,596 2017/03 Kodansha Yuki Suetsugu 3 2 ...
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Japan's Video Game Rankings, March 13-19

Monster Hunter, Senran Kagura, Accel World vs Sword Art Online, YU-NO, Future Card Buddyfight games debut ― Japan's Game Ranking: March 13-19 Rank System Title Maker Release Date Weekly Copies Total Copies 4Gamer Reader Review 13DSMonster Hunter XX Capcom March 18 848,467 848,467 40 2PS4 Senran Kagura Peach Beach Splash (Including Limited Editions) Marvelous March 16 53,747 53,747 70 3PSVAccel World ...
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Sentai Filmworks to Premiere Anonymous Noise at Anime Boston

World premiere scheduled for April 1 ― Sentai Filmworks announced on Wednesday that it will host the world premiere of the Anonymous Noise (Fukumenkei Noise) anime at Anime Boston on April 1. The screening will be held from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. EDT, and it will be available for free for the first 1,000 Anime Boston attendees. The company will offer a free gift for attendees and offer a chance to wi...
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T-sensei Anime Casts Nobunaga Shimazaki, Sets April Premiere on New Production I.G App

"Vertical Anime" app to stream short anime ― The wrap-around jacket band for the fifth volume of Takana Yukue's T-sensei comedy manga announced on Thursday that Nobunaga Shimazaki (Free! - Iwatobi Swim Club's Haru, My Love Story!!'s Suna) will voice the title character in the upcoming anime adaptation. The volume also announced that the anime will premiere in April on Production I.G's "Tate Anime" (V...

Crunchyroll's Japanese Head Steps Down

Co-founder/CEO Kun Gao takes over for Vincent Shortino ― Media distribution service Crunchyroll announced at a "thank you meeting" in Japan on Friday that co-founder and CEO Kun Gao will take over as representative director of Crunchyroll's Japanese branch, Crunchyroll K.K., on April 1. The current representative director Vincent Shortino will step down on March 31. Crunchyroll issued a statement: At...
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Sword Art Online: Ordinal Scale Film Earns Over 2 Billion Yen

Film ranks #10 at Japanese box office in 5th weekend ― The Sword Art Online the Movie: Ordinal Scale anime has sold 1,439,149 tickets to earn 2,026,861,020 yen (about US$18.2 million) at the Japanese box office as of Monday. The film ranked #10 at the Japanese box office in its fifth weekend. The film opened in Japan on February 18, and sold about 308,376 tickets for 425,762,760 yen (about US$3.76 mi...

Netflix's Live-Action Death Note Film's 1st Trailer Shows Nat Wolff as Light

Film starring Willem Defoe, Keith Stanfield, Margaret Qualley premieres on August 25 ― Netflix began streaming the first trailer for its live-action Death Note film on Wednesday. The video previews Nat Wolff as Light Turner. The film will premiere via streaming on Netflix on August 25. Shall we begin? #DeathNote pic.twitter.com/fEd12Gm32c— Netflix US (@netflix) March 22, 2017 Adam Wingard (The Guest,...
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Battle Girl High School Anime's 1st Video Reveals Cast, Staff

Noriaki Akitaya directs July anime starring game's returning cast ― The official website for COLOPL's Battle Girl High School smartphone role-playing game began streaming the first promotional video for the anime adaptation on Wednesday. The video reveals the main cast, staff, and July premiere. The smartphone game's main cast are reprising their roles for the anime. The cast includes: Aya Suzaki as ...
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Live-Action Gintama Film's On-Set Photos Show Beetle Hunting, More

Shun Oguri, Masaki Suda, Kanna Hashimoto, Masaki Okada shown in costume ― Comic Natalie and other websites posted on-set photographs from the live-action film of the Gintama manga on Wednesday. The photos are from an on-set press visit in Ibaraki Prefecture on August 24 of last year. The photos in Comic Natalie's tweet below show the three main cast members hunting rhinoceros beetles and apparently r...
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O-Parts Hunter's Seishi Kishimoto Launches Mad Chimera World Manga

Battle action series launches in Morning Two magazine on April 22 ― This year's May issue of Kodansha's Morning Two magazine revealed on Wednesday that Seishi Kishimoto (O-Parts Hunter, Sukedachi Nine) is launching a new manga titled Mad Chimera World in the magazine's June issue, which will ship on April 22. The battle action series will feature a color page in the issue. Kishimoto launched the Suke...
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Made in Abyss TV Anime Premieres in July

Publisher Kadokawa posted an advertisement on Monday for the television anime adaptation of Akihito Tsukushi's Made in Abyss manga at Tokyo's Kokusai Tenjijō station on the Rinkai line before this week's AnimeJapan 2017 event. The advertisement reveals that the series will premiere in July. Masayuki Kojima (Black Bullet, Tibetan Dog) is directing the anime at the studio Kinema Citrus (Scorching Pi...

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