This Week in Anime - A Study in Scarlet Nexus

"It's about the closest I've ever seen an anime come to just feeling like a YouTube compilation of all the cutscenes in Bloodborne, but with none of the cool worldbuilding or interesting aesthetic."

Singer LiSA, Voice Actor Tatsuhisa Suzuki Go on Hiatuses (Updated)

Singer, OLDCODEX vocalist announced marriage in January 2020

World Trigger Anime's 3rd Season Unveils Teaser Visual

The Best and Worst of Summer 2021, Jul 1-28

After a long time away, ANN's community episode rankings are back! See where your favorite series measure up this season and make sure to vote each week!

The ANN Aftershow - Do You Feel Bad For Endeavor?

Things get heavy this week as Endeavor reveals his plans to make amends for his past abusive behavior. Jacki, AJ, and Lynzee discuss the different views from the Todoroki siblings' perspectives, while revealing a bit about themselves.

Do We Still Need Shōnen/Shōjo Labels?

Writer Dennis Banda looks at loanword labels and their usage for translated manga. Are they still useful or are they a barrier for entry?

Sneak Peek: Sakugan

SAKUGAN is set to premiere as part of the Virtual Crunchyroll Expo this Thursday. However, as ANN was able to get a hold of the first episode in advance, let me be the first to tell you, the series is certainly off to an ambitious start.

Review: Satoshi Kon: The Illusionist

French director Pascal-Alex Vincent found himself with a difficult question. What more is there to say that hasn't already been said about a director whose work stands as some of the most beloved animated media ever produced?

This Week in Anime - Getter in that Robo!

Old school mecha fan Jean-Karlo introduces Steve to the world of Getter Robo Arc, subterrainian dinos, insect troops, and how it's all one big metaphor for nuclear power.

How Much Does It Cost to License Anime Series?

ANN CEO Chris Macdonald spoke with multiple industry experts to get you the figures on how much it really costs to bring anime stateside.

Anime & The Apocalypse: Finding Catharsis in the End of Everything

This essay is for all of us who look to retreat into the end of everything. Get in the car, loser, we're escaping into the apocalypse.
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Tales of Symphonia the Animation

Ultimately, Tales of Symphonia is a rarity: a solid video game adaptation anime that feels satisfying. ― Tales of Symphonia (the animation) is, first and foremost, derived from the 2003/2004 Gamecube exclusive (and later, multi-platform) JRPG of the same title. I say that because it's important to keep in mind that this eleven-episode series is a video game adaptation first, and an original story sec...
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That's My Atypical Girl GN 1

That's My Atypical Girl makes us ask the question of what constitutes good representation. ― That's My Atypical Girl is a bit difficult to review. In part that's because my own lived experience does not involve Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), but also because of the way that ASD is presented in the manga. The original title of the series is Asper Kanojo, with “asper” being short for Asperger Syndrome...
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Fuga: Melodies of Steel

It's a challenge to take on a brutal World War II retelling with imagery and characters cute enough to populate Maple Town, but CyberConnect2 sticks with it, and it's paid off. ― Cyberconnect2 is best known as the developer of gorgeous anime-to-game adaptations stretching from Naruto and .hack to JoJo's Bizarre Adventure. In their heart of hearts, however, company president/CEO Hiroshi Matsuyama and ...
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Kageki Shoujo!! GN 1

Like its heroine, Kageki Shojo!! is just getting started but shows enormous promise. ― The manga of Kageki Shojo! has a bit of an odd publication history; the first two volumes ran in Jump X, a seinen magazine, which was canceled before the story had a chance to conclude. Luckily, it was picked up by the shojo/josei magazine Melody, and continued its run as Kageki Shojo!! (Note the extra exclamation ...
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Funimation Streams Kakushigoto Compilation Anime Film

Kakushigoto Theatrical Edition streams on Friday; English dub to debut later ― Funimation announced on Thursday that it will exclusively stream Kakushigoto Theatrical Edition, also known as Kakushigoto: Himegoto wa Nan Desu ka (What is a Secret?), the theatrical compilation film for the television anime of Kōji Kumeta's Kakushigoto manga on Friday. The film will stream in the United States, Canada, t...
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Tales of Symphonia the Animation

Ultimately, Tales of Symphonia is a rarity: a solid video game adaptation anime that feels satisfying. ― Tales of Symphonia (the animation) is, first and foremost, derived from the 2003/2004 Gamecube exclusive (and later, multi-platform) JRPG of the same title. I say that because it's important to keep in mind that this eleven-episode series is a video game adaptation first, and an original story sec...
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Funimation Streams English Dubs for The Case Study of Vanitas, Magatsu Wahrheit Anime

Both dubs premiere on Friday ― Funimation announced on Thursday and Wednesday that it will stream English dubs for The Case Study of Vanitas and Magatsu Wahrheit -Zuerst- anime. The first episode of The Case Study of Vanitas' dub and all 12 episodes of Magatsu Warheit's dub will premiere on Friday. The Case Study of Vanitas will also stream with Spanish and Portuguese dubs in Chile, Colombia, Mexico,...
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Laid-Back Camp: Have a Nice Day! PS4/Switch Game Delayed to November 11

― The official website for Yurucamp Have a Nice Day!, MAGES' PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch game based on Afro's Laid-Back Camp (Yurucamp) manga, revealed on Thursday that the game has been delayed from September 30 to November 11 due to various circumstances. The "gentle camping adventure" game will have normal, limited, and download editions. The limited edition will include a Choro-Q pullback ...
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Japan to Add 8 Prefectures to COVID-19 Quasi-State of Emergency

Country reports over 15,000 new cases in 1 day for 1st time ― The Japanese government's coronavirus advisory panel approved a plan on Thursday to move eight more prefectures to more focused anti-virus measures in a quasi-state of emergency from August 8 to August 31 in response to the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19). The prefectures are Fukushima, Ibaraki, Tochigi, Gunma, Shizuoka, Aichi, Shiga, a...

Tokyo Babylon 2021 Studio GoHands Sues King Records for 450 Million Yen Over Canceled Anime

Lawsuit over unpaid costs for 21 planned episodes after plagiarism claims arose ― The anime studio GoHands filed a legal complaint in the Tokyo District Court on Tuesday against the entertainment company King Records for non-payment of about 450 million yen (about US$4.1 million) in the canceled production of the Tokyo Babylon 2021 television anime. According to the lawsuit, GoHands agreed to a cont...
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The Night Beyond the Tricornered Window BL Mystery TV Anime's New Teaser Unveils More Cast

Sōma Saitō, Chika Anzai, Satoshi Mikami, Junichi Suwabe join October anime ― The official website for the television anime of Tomoko Yamashita's The Night Beyond the Tricornered Window boys-love supernatural mystery manga posted a new teaser promotional video on Thursday. The website and the teaser both announced more cast members. The newly announced cast members are, from left to right in the image...
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Love After World Domination Anime's Teaser Unveils Cast, Staff, 2022 Debut

Yūsuke Kobayashi, Ikumi Hasegawa star in comedy from project No.9's Cute Executive Officer team ― The official website for the television anime of Hiroshi Noda and Takahiro Wakamatsu's Koi wa Sekai Seifuku no Ato de (Love After World Domination) manga began streaming a teaser promotional video on Thursday. The video unveiled the anime's main cast, main staff, and 2022 premiere. The main cast members ...
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Pokémon's English-Subtitled 'Pokapoka Magumaggu House' Pokétoon Anime Short Posted

Kazuhiko Yabumoto directs short with Shingo Yamashita at Colorido ― The Pokémon Company International debuted a new Pokétoon net anime short, "Pokapoka Magumaggu House" (Cozy Slugma House), on the Pokémon Kids TV channel on YouTube on Thursday. Kazuhiko Yabumoto (Tiger & Bunny The Movie -The Rising- animation director) is the director, line director, and storyboarder, with Shingo Yamashita as assista...
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Love Live! Sunshine's Kanako Takatsuki Cancels Appearances This Month Due to Adjustment Disorder

Aqours idol was slated for August 14-15 concerts, other appearances ― The official website for the Love Live! idol franchise announced on Thursday that Kanako Takatsuki, voice actress for Hanamaru Kunikida, will cancel her appearances in events and concerts this month due to her poor health. Takatsuki's official website further noted that Takatsuki is suffering from adjustment disorder, with which sh...
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Pokémon TV Anime Brings Back Volkner After 11 Years

Hirofumi Nojima returns to Gym Leader role on August 20 ― The staff for the Pokémon Journeys: The Series anime revealed on Thursday that the character Volkner/Denji will appear in the series, with Hirofumi Nojima returning to voice the character. This will be the character's first appearance in a Pokémon series in 11 years since the Pokémon - Diamond and Pearl anime. Volkner, who was the most powerfu...
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Street Fighter V Game Unveils Final DLC Character Luke

Luke debuts in November; Oro, Akira Kazama characters debut on August 16 ― The official YouTube channel for Capcom's Street Fighter V: Champion Edition game posted a new video on Wednesday to reveal the new character Luke, the fifth and final character for the game's fifth character pass season and also the final character for the game. The character will debut in November. Capcom also announced on W...
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Shaman King Anime Reveals Cast for X-LAWS Members

Katsuyuki Konishi, Kousuke Takaguchi, Takumu Miyazono, more join cast ― The official Twitter account for the new television anime of Hiroyuki Takei's Shaman King manga revealed a new visual and cast members for the anime on Thursday. The new cast members will all play X-LAWS members. The new cast members include: (Left column, top to bottom) Katsuyuki Konishi as John Denbat Kousuke Takaguchi as Larch...

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Live-Action 'What Did You Eat Yesterday?' Film's Trailer Reveals, Previews Theme Song

Visual unveiled for film premiering on November 3 ― Toho began streaming on Wednesday a trailer for the live action film adaptation of Fumi Yoshinaga's What Did You Eat Yesterday? (Kinō Nani Tabeta?) manga, and the video reveals and previews Spitz's theme song "Daikо̄butsu" (Favorite Food). 30-second trailer The film's staff also unveiled a visual: The film will premiere in Japan on November 3 Seiyo ...
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Rate the Anime You've Watched

Now that the Best and Worst of the Season is finally back, it's time for you to vote for next week's ranking. Please head over to Your Score and rate the anime you've watched this week.
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Kemono Friends 3: Planet Tours Arcade Game Ends Service

Game ends service on September 30 ― The official website for Sega's Kemono Friends 3: Planet Tours arcade game announced on Wednesday that the game will end service on September 30 at 26:00 (effectively, October 1). The arcade cabinets will be removed after that date, although some cabinets may be removed prior to the service's end. The Kemono Friends 3 project is both a smartphone game and an arcade...
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BEASTARS Season 2 ‒ Episodes 5-6

The bugnuts soap opera histrionics might scare away the fans who were just here for the furry love story, but if the show's warped, Twin Peaks version of the animal-person puberty blues is working as for you, then you're probably all in.
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That's My Atypical Girl GN 1

That's My Atypical Girl makes us ask the question of what constitutes good representation. ― That's My Atypical Girl is a bit difficult to review. In part that's because my own lived experience does not involve Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), but also because of the way that ASD is presented in the manga. The original title of the series is Asper Kanojo, with “asper” being short for Asperger Syndrome...
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KonoSuba Fantastic Days Smartphone Game Launches Globally on August 19

Nexon announced on Wednesday that it will release its Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku o! Fantastic Days smartphone game for the KONOSUBA - God's blessing on this wonderful world! franchise globally outside of Japan, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Macau on iOS and Android on August 19. Nexon will host a virtual showcase on the same day on its mobile games' YouTube channel. The game debuted in Jap...
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Crunchyroll Expo Virtual Event Hosts Cast, Staff from Re:ZERO, Battle Game in 5 Seconds, In the Land of Leadale Anime

Also: The World's Finest Assassin Gets Reincarnated in Another World as an Aristocrat ― Crunchyroll announced on Wednesday that this year's Virtual Crunchyroll Expo event will host the following guests: Yusuke Kobayashi (Subaru in Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World-) Rie Takahashi (Emilia in Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World-) AIMI (Yûri Amagake in Battle Game in 5 Seconds, Kasumi in BanG ...
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Digimon Tamers 20th Anniversary Stage Show Features 'Cancel Culture' Villain

Writer Chiaki J. Konaka expresses support for COVID-19 conspiracy theories in retrospective blog posts ― The "DigiFes 2021" event on Sunday featured a 20th anniversary stage show for Digimon Tamers, the third Digimon series. The show included a live script-reading play, with an original story serving as a sequel to Digimon Tamers set in the modern day. Notably, the story featured a number of politica...
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That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime Season 2 ‒ Episode 41

This episode should be used as a warning to all aspiring fantasy authors. Before you introduce any new kind of magic, spend a few days thinking about the implications lest they break both your story and the fictional world you created.
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Anime NYC 2021 to Require Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination, Masks

NYC will soon require proof of vaccination for public indoor areas ― Founder of Anime NYC Peter Tatara announced on Wednesday that this year's Anime NYC event will require proof of new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccination and mask usage for all participants. This includes fans, exhibitors, artists, guests, crew, and staff. The event staff will provide more information and clarification, includi...
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Funimation Announces Scarlet Nexus Anime's English Dub, Cast

Voice actors from game star in anime's dub premiering on Thursday ― Funimation announced on Wednesday that it will begin streaming an English dub for the television anime of Bandai Namco Entertainment's Scarlet Nexus role-playing game on Thursday. The anime will also stream with Spanish and Portuguese dubs in Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Brazil, and Peru. The English cast, which features voice actors fro...
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Nintendo, Colopl Settle Patent Infringement Lawsuit

Colopl pays Nintendo settlement fee of 3.3 billion yen ― Nintendo and game developer Colopl announced on Wednesday that they have settled Nintendo's lawsuit against Colopl for patent infringement regarding the Shironeko Project smartphone game. Colopl will pay Nintendo 3.3 billion yen (about US$30.1 million) as the settlement fee for the proceedings, including the future license for the Nintendo pate...
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Panel Urges Nationwide COVID-19 State of Emergency for Japan Amid New Daily Case Record

8 more prefectures already planned for intensive measures under quasi-state of emergency ― The head of the Japanese government's advisory panel on the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Shigeru Omi urged Japan to consider declaring a nationwide state of emergency amid a new daily case record on Wednesday. Japan reported 14,207 new COVID-19 cases, its highest daily count. Japan's total number of infec...
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Academy Museum Publishes Catalog of Hayao Miyazaki's Works

Catalog featuring never-before-seen production materials available on September 7 through Museum store ― The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures announced on Tuesday that it is publishing a catalog of anime director Hayao Miyazaki's works. The catalog will be available on September 7 through the Academy Museum Store. DelMonico Books is co-publishing the book, and D.A.P. Artbook is distributing the book...
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Isekai Boys-Love Anime 'Everything for Demon King Evelogia' Unveils Cast, Staff, September Premiere

Shun Horie, Takuya Satō star in ComicFesta Anime from studio HōKIBOSHI ― The official website for the ComicFesta Anime of Kajiwara's isekai fantasy boys-love manga Everything for Demon King Evelogia (Maō Evelogia ni Mi o Sasage yo or Reincarnated Into Demon King Evelogia's World) opened on Wednesday. The website announced the anime's main cast, main staff, and September net premiere. The main cast me...
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Luminous Witches Idol, Voice Actress Kyō Tachibana Goes on Hiatus Due to Health Issues

Tachibana portrays Joanna Elizabeth Stafford in upcoming Luminous Witches TV anime ― Production A, the voice actor agency that represents voice actress idol unit Luminous Witches, announced on Monday that member Kyō Tachibana will take a hiatus from work due to health reasons. The agency stated it will notify fans when she is able to return to work. Tachibana portrays the role of Joanna Elizabeth Sta...
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L'Arc-en-Ciel's 30th Anniversary Concert Gets Worldwide Stream

Concert will stream on August 22 at 9:00 p.m. JST (8:00 a.m. EDT) ― Live Nation Japan announced on Tuesday that the J-Rock band L'Arc-en-Ciel will stream its 30th Anniversary concert titled “L'APPY BIRTHDAY!” globally on Veeps. The concert will stream on August 22 at 9:00 p.m. JST (8:00 a.m. EDT). It will be available on video-on-demand until August 23 11:59 p.m. JST (10:59 a.m. EDT). The stream will...

Singer LiSA, Voice Actor Tatsuhisa Suzuki Go on Hiatuses (Updated)

Singer, OLDCODEX vocalist announced marriage in January 2020 ― The official website for singer LiSA announced on Wednesday that the singer is going on a hiatus from some of her activities due to mental and physical fatigue. As a result, the "LiVE is Smile Always ~Ladybug~" concerts that were slated for the Marine Messe Fukuoka venue on Saturday and Sunday have been canceled. Sony Music Artists Inc. a...
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Tomoko Nishimura's Riria Manga Ends

Manga about combat maid launched in March ― The September issue of Shogakukan's Ciao magazine published the final chapter of Tomoko Nishimura's Riria -Densetsu no Kaseifu- (The Legendary Maid) manga on Tuesday. The manga centers on the titular Riria, who has excellent intelligence, housekeeping, and combat abilities. Her latest client is a lonely girl who lives in a remote location. Nishimura launche...
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Live-Action Film of Akira Saso's Musicophilia Manga Opens on November 12

― The official website for the live-action film adaptation of Akira Saso's Musicophilia manga revealed on Wednesday that the film will open in Kyoto on November 12, before the film opens nationwide in Japan a week later on November 19. The "youth story" manga centers on Saku, who has a complex about music and attends an arts university in Kyoto. Through a strange series of events, he gets thrown int...
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Pro Basketball Players Robin, Brook Lopez Produce Manga With Slam Dunk Assistant Artist Tatsuz

Robin, Brook Lopez' older brother Christopher Lopez pens story, Tatsuz draws art for Transition Game manga ― Professional basketball players and brothers Robin and Brook Lopez, their older brother Christopher Lopez, and manga creator Tatsuz (Katsumi Tatsuzawa) launched the manga Transition Game last month. The manga is available in English. The manga's site describes the story: Transition Game is the...
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Orient TV Anime Premieres in 2022

― The combined 36th and 37th issue of Kodansha's Weekly Shonen Magazine revealed on Wednesday that the television anime adaptation of Shinobu Ohtaka's Orient manga will premiere in 2022. Kodansha Comics is publishing the manga in English, and it describes the story: At age 10, best friends Musashi and Kojiro sat in excited silence as Kojiro's father spun tales of evil demons who preyed on the innoce...
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Cross Infinite World Licenses Return from Death Light Novel

Eiko Mutsuhana's novel debuts digitally on September 30 with new cover art by Hiyori Asahikawa ― Cross Infinite World announced on Tuesday that it has licensed Eiko Mutsuhana's Return from Death: I Kicked the Bucket and Now I'm Back at Square One With a Boyfriend Who Doesn't Remember Me (Shinimodori no Mahō Gakkō Seikatsu o, Moto Koibito to Prologue kara (Tadashi Kōkando wa Zero)) novel. It will rele...

Funimation Streams Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid S Anime's English Dub on Wednesday

Sarah Wiedenheft, Leah Clark, Kristi Rothrock, Jad Saxton, more star in dub ― Funimation announced on Tuesday that it will stream the English dub of the Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid S anime, beginning with the first episode on Wednesday. The English dub cast, under ADR director Kyle Phillips, ADR engineer Alyssa Dumas, and mix engineer Neal Malley, include: Sarah Wiedenheft as Tohru Leah Clark as Mis...
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Crunchyroll Surpasses 5 Million Subscribers

― Crunchyroll announced on Tuesday that it has garnered more than five million subscribers and more than 120 million registered users. The service had surpassed four million subscribers and 100 million registered users in February. Crunchyroll also announced that it is developing the space opera animated series "Dark Star Squadron" with Zoe Saldana's Cinestar Pictures. Todd Ludy (Voltron: Legendary ...
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Edens Zero Anime Casts Miyuki Sawashiro as Valkyrie

New character debuts in 18th episode on Saturday ― The staff for the television anime of Hiro Mashima's Edens Zero manga revealed on Wednesday that Miyuki Sawashiro is playing the character Valkyrie in the anime. The character will debut in the anime's 18th episode this coming Saturday. The anime premiered on NTV and other channels on April 10. In Japan, the show premiered streaming on Netflix and Hu...

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World Trigger Anime's 3rd Season Unveils Teaser Visual

― The official website for the World Trigger anime unveiled a new teaser visual for the third season of the anime on Wednesday. The visual shows Yūma and Hyuse fighting side-by-side. The anime will premiere in October. The anime will air on TV Asahi's NUMAnimation programming block. The second season of the anime premiered on January 9. The second season will air for one cours (one quarter of a year...
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North American Anime, Manga Releases, August 1-7

Fire Force Season 2, Maoyu Archenemy & Hero anime; JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Part 5: Golden Wind, Pompo The Cinephile manga ship ― Anime Releases Title Publisher Suggested Retail Price Date El-Hazard The Magnificent World OVA 1+2 Collection BDPlease Nozomi Entertainment US$39.99 August 3 Fire Force Season 2 Part 1 BD/DVDCite Funimation US$64.98 August 3 Maoyu Archenemy & Hero BDAnimeNewsNetwork Sentai...
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hololive Stops Accepting Presents Due to Misuse of SmartTags to Track Talents

Fan letters, message cards/boards will still be accepted ― Virtual YouTuber agency hololive announced on its Japanese Twitter account on Monday that it will no longer accept presents addressed to the talents after the end of August. The tweet explained that there were privacy issues around objects such as SmartTag or AirTag tracking devices. SmartTags or AirTags are small electronic devices that send...
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How a Realist Hero Rebuilt the Kingdom ‒ Episode 5

I guess all I can do is hold out hope that the cast ends up being more distinctive than their hair color and their day of the week in Souma's schedule...
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Battle Game in 5 Seconds ‒ Episode 4

There are flashes of Battle Game putting a little more effort into the creative spectacle of its core concept this week.
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World Trigger Stage Play Reveals More Cast, Visuals, Schedule

Play runs from November 19-28 in Tokyo, December 2-5 in Osaka ― The official website for the stage play adaptation of Daisuke Ashihara's World Trigger manga revealed on Wednesday a new visual, additional cast members with visuals, and schedule. The play will run at Shinagawa Prince Hotel Stellar Ball in Tokyo from November 19-28, and at Sankei Hall Breeze in Osaka from December 2-5. The new visual fe...
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Long Jump Gold Medalist Miltiadis Tentoglou Pays Tribute to One Piece

Athlete imitated Luffy's Gear Second pose before the long jump finals on Monday ― Long jump gold medalist Miltiadis Tentoglou of Greece revealed his passion for One Piece by imitating Luffy's Gear Second pose during his entrance before the long jump finals on Monday. In better quality. pic.twitter.com/HtGSvyfUTh— OROJAPAN (@Orojapan1) August 2, 2021 In an interview with the Greek press, he explained ...
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Anime NYC Working to Run 'Safe, Healthy' Event Following NYC's Requirement for COVID-19 Vaccination Proof

Proof of vaccination required to go into indoor dining areas, gyms, concerts/performances ― New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced on Tuesday that the city will soon require that individuals provide proof of new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccination to go into indoor dining areas, indoor gyms, and indoor concerts and performances. ANN reached out to Peter Tatara for comment about the statu...
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To Your Eternity ‒ Episode 16

At the very least, the girl is certainly right about Fushi's arrival being an event that will change her life for the better, though she is also convinced—as all people are—that she is the main character of the story.
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Tokyo Revengers ‒ Episode 17

Put simply, the number of times our hero's only dialogue is to ask other people to explain things to him is kind of staggering, as he slowly pieces together information that the audience almost certainly figured out weeks ago.

Detective Conan Police Academy Spinoff Manga Gets TV Anime

Detective Conan manga returns from hiatus in October, alongside 100th volume ― This year's combined 36th and 37th issue of Shogakukan's Weekly Shonen Sunday magazine announced on Wednesday that Takahiro Arai's Meitantei Conan Keisatsu Gakkō Hen Wild Police Story (Detective Conan: Police Academy Arc Wild Police Story) spinoff manga series of Gosho Aoyama's Detective Conan manga is getting a television...
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Fuga: Melodies of Steel

It's a challenge to take on a brutal World War II retelling with imagery and characters cute enough to populate Maple Town, but CyberConnect2 sticks with it, and it's paid off. ― Cyberconnect2 is best known as the developer of gorgeous anime-to-game adaptations stretching from Naruto and .hack to JoJo's Bizarre Adventure. In their heart of hearts, however, company president/CEO Hiroshi Matsuyama and ...

Tesla Note Anime Reveals More Cast, Visual, October Debut

Kazuya Nakai, Mugihito, Hidenobu Kiuchi, Shizuka Itou join cast ― The official website for the television anime of Masafumi Nishida, Tadayoshi Kubo, and Kōta Sannomiya's Tesla Note manga unveiled on Wednesday four more cast members, a key visual, and the October premiere for the anime. The newly announced cast includes: Kazuya Nakai as Kyohei Himi, the chief of Japan's intelligence bureau Mugihito as...
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Seirei Gensouki - Spirit Chronicles ‒ Episode 5

Happily, shoehorning in of all of these fantasy staples doesn't derail the story at all, and in fact brings out some really pleasant character designs.
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Kengo Hanazawa, Hirochi Maki, Hideki Arai Each Launch New Manga in Grand Jump

Manga launch in 3 separate issues in September-October ― This year's 17th issue of Shueisha's Grand Jump magazine revealed on Wednesday that Kengo Hanazawa, Hideki Arai, and Hirochi Maki will each launch a new manga in the magazine in three separate issues. Hanazawa's manga is tentatively titled Seireishi, and will launch in the magazine's 19th issue on September 1. Arai's manga is tentatively titled...
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Kinnikuman's Yudetamago Draw 1st New Tatakae!! Ramenman Chapter in 32 Years

New chapter debuts on August 18 ― This year's 17th issue of Shueisha's Grand Jump magazine revealed on Wednesday that manga creator duo Yudetamago are drawing a new chapter of their Tatakae!! Ramenman manga in the magazine's next issue on August 18. It will be the first new chapter in the manga in 32 years since the manga ended in 1989. The original Tatakae!! Ramenman manga serialized in Shueisha's F...
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Higurashi Anime's Production Committee Warns of Online Leaks

Production committee is willing to take legal action against spoiler leakers ― The official Twitter account for the Higurashi: When They Cry anime franchise made a post on Tuesday to warn fans of online leaks for Higurashi: When They Cry – SOTSU, the followup to the Higurashi: When They Cry – GOU television anime. The production committee will respond to anyone who leaks spoilers about the anime, whi...
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The Detective Is Already Dead ‒ Episode 5

Forget any of the cases the intrepid heroes of The Detective Is Already Dead are trying to solve in-show; the biggest mystery here is what genre this series is actually supposed to be.
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Voice Actor Hiroyuki Yoshino Diagnosed With COVID-19

Voice of My Hero Academia's Present Mic took PCR test on Monday ― Voice actor Hiroyuki Yoshino's talent agency Sigma Seven announced on Tuesday that Yoshino has been diagnosed with the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Yoshino voluntarily took a PCR test on Monday after he had come into close contact with another individual with COVID-19. He is receiving treatment at his home with the help of the h...
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Girlfriend, Girlfriend ‒ Episode 5

Honestly, the biggest laugh I got out of this episode was the fact that our main trio genuinely don't really know what to do with Rika, and they're too polite to call the police when she's clearly trespassing on their property.
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Uchi no Shishō wa Shippo ga Nai Rakugo Fantasy Anime Casts M.A.O, Hibiku Yamamura

Taishō-era story of tanuki girl learning to act human from comic storyteller ― Manga creator TNSK confirmed an anime of the Uchi no Shishō wa Shippo ga Nai (My Master Has No Tail) manga on Tuesday. The television anime will star M.A.O as Mameda and Hibiku Yamamura as Bunko. TNSK drew the following illustration to celebrate the news: The fantasy story takes place in Japan's Taishō era (1912–1926). It ...
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Kenji Kamiyama's Original Anime Feature Eien no 831 to Premiere Next January

Craftar anime commemorates WOWOW channel's 30th anniversary ― The Japanese premium channel WOWOW announced on Tuesday that anime director Kenji Kamiyama's new anime feature at Craftar will run on WOWOW and stream next January under the title Eien no 831 (The Eternal 831). The anime commemorates the network's 30th anniversary, which occured in April 2021. The tagline on the teaser visual above reads, ...
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Sony Pictures Streams Marvel Anime: Iron Man on YouTube

Series premiered in Japan in October 2010 ― Sony Pictures Television began streaming the first episode of the Iron Man Anime series on its Throwback Toons YouTube channel on Saturday. The Iron Man anime series was the first installment of the Marvel Anime series. The series premiered in Japan in October 2010. Sony Pictures Home Entertainment describes the Iron Man anime series: In an effort to make a...
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Platinum End Anime Reveals 2 New Cast Members, October 7 Premiere

Kaori Maeda, Shōya Chiba join cast ― The official website for the television anime of Takeshi Obata and Tsugumi Ohba's Platinum End manga revealed two new cast members on Tuesday. The site also revealed the anime's October 7 premiere date on TBS, and October 8 premiere date on BS11. The new cast members include: Kaori Maeda as Mimi Yamada Shōya Chiba as Mizukiyo Minamikawa The anime will have an unin...
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Earth Defense Force 4.1 Game Heads to Switch in 2022

D3 Publisher also streams Switch trailer for Earth Defense Force 3 game ― Video game company D3 Publisher announced on Monday that its Earth Defense Force 4.1: The Shadow of New Despair PlayStation 4 game will release for Nintendo Switch in 2022. The company also streamed a trailer on Friday for the Nintendo Switch release of its Earth Defense Force 3 (Earth Defense Force 2017) game releasing on Octo...
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Composer Hidekazu Tanaka Leaves Monaca Music Company

Composer produced music, songs for Nyaruko, Aikatsu!, The [email protected] Cinderella Girls, more ― Music production company Monaca announced on Monday that composer Hidekazu Tanaka has left the company after the expiry of his contract on Saturday, July 31. In the announcement, the company thanked him for his time as a member of the company's music collective, and wished him well in his new journey. During...
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Scarlet Beriko Launches Jackass! Spinoff Manga

Hosaka-san to Miyoshi-kun manga launched on July 30 ― The official Twitter account for Shinshokan's Cheri+ magazine announced on July 30 that manga creator Scarlet Beriko launched a new manga titled Hosaka-san to Miyoshi-kun (Hosaka and Miyoshi) in the magazine's September issue, which shipped on the same date. The manga is a spinoff of Beriko's Jackass! boys-love manga. The original Jackass! manga f...
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Gifū Dōdō!!'s Yūji Takemura Launches Manga About Lawyer Turned Manga Artist

Bengoshi Aran Rikunori wa Mangaka ni Naritai launches on August 13 ― Manga creator Yūji Takemura revealed on Monday that he is launching a new manga titled Bengoshi Aran Rikunori wa Mangaka ni Naritai (Rikunori Aran, Attorney at Law, Wants to Be a Manga Creator) in Shogakukan's MangaOne app on August 13. The manga centers on an unusual rookie manga assistant who will use his pen to pass judgement on ...
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Belle Tops Japan Box Office for 3rd Straight Week, Shin-chan Debuts at #2

F/GO: Solomon film debuts at #5 ― Mamoru Hosoda and Studio Chizu's new Belle (Ryū to Sobakasu no Hime, literally "The Dragon and the Freckled Princess") anime film stayed at #1 in its third straight weekend. The film earned 364,730,150 yen (about US$3.33 million) from Friday to Sunday, and has earned a cumulative total of 3,316,710,950 yen (about US$30.35 million). The film opened at #1 at the Japane...

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Remake Our Life! ‒ Episode 5

So much of Remake Our Life evokes nostalgia: while I was only in high school in the late aughts, I still have these vivid memories of my dreams of working in the anime and manga industry.
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Mr. Osomatsu Anime Gets 1st Live-Action Film Starring Snow Man Idols

Tsutomu Hanabusa (Kakegurui, Tokyo Revengers) directs film for next spring ― Mr. Osomatsu, the recent anime update of Fujio Akatsuka's Osomatsu-kun manga, is itself inspiring a live-action film which will open next spring. Johnny & Associates' popular idol group Snow Man stars in the film, and Tsutomu Hanabusa (Kakegurui, Tokyo Revengers) is directing. While the anime has inspired stage productions, ...
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One Piece ‒ Episode 985

I won't lie folks, this episode was probably a low point for the anime adaptation of the Wano arc.
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The Honor Student at Magic High School ‒ Episode 5

This is a fantastic change—fixing something from the original series that was out of character for Miyuki given what she should have known and felt at the time. This is the kind of retconning I can get behind.
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Magia Record: Puella Magi Madoka Magica Side Story ‒ SEASON PREMIERE

Magia Record has chosen to sidestep the new cast of characters it spent so much time with during Season 1, and instead we get to catch up with Sayaka, Moroha, and Madoka—at least, the versions of the characters that exist in this timeline.
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The Great Jahy Will Not Be Defeated! ‒ SERIES PREMIERE

Revered and feared (and with an endless supply of claret wine), Jahy had it all… until a magical girl absolutely wrecked Jahy's day.
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Alice in Borderland's Haro Aso, Shirō Yoshida Launch Noyu Girl Manga on August 20

This year's 35th issue of Shogakukan's Big Comic Spirits revealed on Monday that Haro Aso (Alice in Borderland) and Shirō Yoshida will launch their Noyu Girl (Natural Hot Spring Girl) manga on the Yawaraka Spirits web manga site on August 20. The site describes the manga as an "outdoor comedy" about a girl who goes around visiting natural hot springs. Aso began serializing the Alice in Borderland ...
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hololive Announces "hololiveERROR" Horror Project

Project's tagline is "We'll be friends forever, won't we?" ― Virtual YouTuber agency hololive launched a website and teaser video for its "hololiveERROR" horror project on Sunday. The live-action teaser video evokes classic Japanese horror tropes, depicting first-person footage of an empty school while VTuber Tokino Sora mysteriously appears and disappears. The tagline for the project is "We'll be fr...
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Kageki Shoujo!! ‒ Episode 5

Episode 5 is hard to watch, largely because Ayako's story feels drawn out of real-world struggles with disordered eating and diet culture that are afflicting teenagers both in Japan and across the world.
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Kageki Shoujo!! GN 1

Like its heroine, Kageki Shojo!! is just getting started but shows enormous promise. ― The manga of Kageki Shojo! has a bit of an odd publication history; the first two volumes ran in Jump X, a seinen magazine, which was canceled before the story had a chance to conclude. Luckily, it was picked up by the shojo/josei magazine Melody, and continued its run as Kageki Shojo!! (Note the extra exclamation ...
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My Hero Academia ‒ Episode 106

It's been a long, often deeply uncomfortable journey to this moment, but it also marks for an uncharacteristically somber situation in MHA as a franchise.
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Remake Our Life! Releases The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya Crossover Visual

5th episode featured cover performance of "God knows..." insert song ― The fifth episode of the Remake Our Life! anime series on Saturday featured a performance of The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya's iconic insert song "God knows..." To commemorate the occasion, the anime's official website has released a crossover visual with Haruhi Suzumiya. Remake Our Life! heroine Aki Shino replicates Haruhi's po...
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Welcome to Demon School, Iruma-kun Season 2 ‒ Episode 16

It's official: Kalego really thought that having his students fight off a dangerous magic beast was an excellent teachable moment.
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Tamayura Franchise's Event Delayed from October 2021 to April 2022 Due to COVID-19

Tamayura Alumni Association event now scheduled for April 24, 2022 ― The official Twitter account for the Tamayura franchise announced on Saturday that the Tamayura Alumni Association event, which was scheduled for October 10, 2021, has been delayed to April 24, 2022 due to the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19). The event staff was unable to hold the Tamayura Alumni Association event in 2020, which ...
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Monster Hunter: Legends of the Guild CG Film Unveils Japanese Cast, Trailer

Yūma Uchida stars in film premiering on Netflix on August 12 ― Netflix announced the Japanese cast for Monster Hunter: Legends of the Guild, the 58-minute animated production based on Capcom's Monster Hunter games. The company also unveiled an English-subtitled trailer that previews the Japanese cast: The Japanese cast includes: Yūma Uchida as Aiden Takanori Hoshino as Julius Yu Shimamura as Mae Mari...
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Polygon Pictures Establishes CG Studio Subsidiary in India

Sandeep Betharia is CEO of subsidiary that will specialize in rigging work ― Polygon Pictures announced on Monday that it established an Indian subsidiary named Polygon Studios India Private Limited in Thane, Maharashtra on July 16. Sandeep Betharia is the CEO of the company's wholly owned subsidiary. Polygon Studios India Private Limited will specialize in rigging work, which according to the compan...
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Uchi no Shishō wa Shippo ga Nai Rakugo Fantasy Manga Listed With TV Anime

Taishō-era story of tanuki girl & comic storyteller debuted in January 2019 ― Amazon is hosting the cover image for the September issue of Kodansha's good! Afternoon magazine, which lists a television anime of TNSK's Uchi no Shishō wa Shippo ga Nai (My Master Has No Tail) manga. The issue will ship on Thursday. The August issue of good! Afternoon teased on July 7 that there would be an announcement f...
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Toei Dissolves Coyote Anime Studio

Toei, Toei Animation Music Publishing, DLE Inc. established studio in 2017; DLE divested shares in 2019 ― Anime studio Coyote announced on June 18 that its shareholder companies Toei and Toei Animation Music Publishing have decided to dissolve the company. Toei, Toei Animation Music Publishing, and DLE Inc. established the joint venture Coyote in 2017 to plan and produce original anime for Japan and ...
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Inio Asano Aims to End Dead Dead Demon's Dededededestruction Manga This Year

Manga entered climax earlier this year ― Manga creator Inio Asano posted on Twitter on July 30 that he is aiming to end his Dead Dead Demon's Dededededestruction manga within the year. Shogakukan's Weekly Big Comic Spirits magazine revealed in January that the manga is entering its climax. The manga's 11th volume also shipped on July 30. The series revolves around the strange everyday life of the ver...
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Dōse Mō Nigerarenai Manga by Socrates in Love Artist Gets Live-Action Show

Live-action series of Kazumi Kazui's design company romance story premieres on September 16 ― MBS announced on Monday that it is producing a live-action series adaptation of Kazumi Kazui's Dōse Mō Nigerarenai (Not Like I Can Run Away) manga that will premiere on September 16. The series will star Jin Shirasu and Mayū Yokota as protagonists Takumi Sakisaka and Naho Nodakuchi, respectively. Yō Kawahara...
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Comic Market 99 Scheduled as In-Person Event on December 30-31

Event plans to restrict access, use 3 Halls at Tokyo Big Sight ― The Comic Market Committee announced on Monday that the planned Comic Market (Comiket) 99 event will now be held on December 30-31 at Tokyo Big Sight in its East, West, and South Halls. The staff stated regarding the announcement: While there still is a high degree of uncertainty, with infections again on the rise, we are today announci...
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Game Planning Studio Kayac Establishes Digital Anime Division

New division to specialize in Unity, UnrealEngine ― Game planning and development company Kayac announced last Friday that it has established a digital anime division at its Akihabara studio. The new division plans to specialize in using UnrealEngine and Unity, and using its accumulated knowledge in game, VR (virtual reality), and XR (extended reality) development to further its learning through the ...
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The Transformers: The Movie Gets Screenings in U.S. Theaters on September 26, 28

Film will screen on September 26 at 12:00 p.m. local time, on September 28 at 7:00 p.m. local time ― Fathom Events and Hasbro announced on Saturday that they will re-release The Transformers: The Movie for screenings in United States' theaters for the film's 35th anniversary. The film will screen on September 26 at 12:00 p.m. local time and on September 28 at 7:00 p.m. local time. Those interested ca...
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Mamoru Hosoda Wins Inaugural Locarno Kids Award

74th Locarno Film Festival will also host Swiss premiere of his latest film Belle ― The staff of the Locarno Film Festival announced on Thursday that Mamoru Hosoda has won the first-ever Locarno Kids Award. The festival, taking place from August 4–14, will host the Swiss premiere of his latest anime film Belle (Ryū to Sobakasu no Hime, literally "The Dragon and the Freckled Princess") at the Piazza G...
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Anime Weekend Atlanta 2021 Announces Mask, Vaccination Policy

All participants must wear masks, attendees can obtain stickers displaying their vaccination status ― The official website for the Anime Weekend Atlanta convention announced on July 18 that all participants will be required to wear a mask during its 2021 event. The mandate applies to "hotel staff, convention staff, AWA directors and crew, vendors, artists, exhibitors, and any human over the age of 2....
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Tatsuki Fujimoto's Look Back 1-shot Gets Changed Post-Publication to Avoid "Promoting Discrimination"

Lines referencing "paranoid episode", plagiarism were changed to reader feedback ― The official Twitter account of Shueisha's Shonen Jump+ online service announced on Monday that the Look Back one-shot manga by Chainsaw Man author Tatsuki Fujimoto has been altered post-publication due to reader feedback regarding "inappropriate expressions." The changes were made "out of a desire to avoid depicting s...
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The Real Thing Live-Action Film Gets DVD Release in N. America

Film opened in Japan in October 2020, in N. America on June 4 ― North American film distributor Film Movement announced on Saturday that it will release the live-action film adaptation of Mochiru Hoshisato's Honki no Shirushi manga under the title The Real Thing on DVD on August 17. The release will be in Japanese with English subtiitles. The company released the film in theaters in North America on ...
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My Hero Academia Anime Season 5's English Dub Casts Robbie Daymond as Flect Turn

Anime-only character to also appear in My Hero Academia THE MOVIE: World Heroes' Mission film ― Funimation announced on Friday that Robbie Daymond will play Flect Turn in the English dub of the fifth season of the My Hero Academia anime. The anime-original character is also the main antagonist in the My Hero Academia THE MOVIE: World Heroes' Mission anime film, which opens in Japan on Friday. Kazuya ...

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AKB48 Cancels Concerts, Appearances After 7 Members Test Positive for COVID-19

7 idol group members tested positive over the weekend ― The official blog of the AKB48 idol group announced on Sunday that group members Maho Omori, Narumi Kuranō, Nagisa Sakaguchi, Serika Nagano, Yuka Suzuki, Sorano Uemi, and Remi Tokunaga have all been diagnosed with the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Omori, Kuranō, Nagano, and Suzuki each had a fever last Friday, and then tested positive for ...
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Tropical-Rouge! Precure Anime Film's Trailer Highlights Heartcatch Precure Characters

Tropical-Rouge! Precure/Heartcatch Precure crossover opens on October 23 ― The official website for Eiga Tropical-Rouge! Precure: Yuki no Princess to Kiseki no Yubiwa! (Tropical-Rouge! Precure the Movie: The Snow Princess and the Miraculous Ring), the new anime film for the Tropical-Rouge! Precure anime, began streaming a new trailer for the film on Monday. The trailer highlights the characters of th...

Police in a Pod Comedy Manga Gets TV Anime in 2022

Shion Wakayama, Yui Ishikawa star in Madhouse series ― Kadokawa announced on Monday that a television anime of Miko Yasu's Police in a Pod (Hakozume: Kōban Joshi no Gyakushū) manga will premiere next year: Yasu drew an illustration to celebrate the news: The police comedy centers on female police officer Kawai, who had enough of a career she wasn't even that into. She was about to hand in her resigna...
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The Promised Neverland Creators Kaiu Shirai, Posuka Demizu Publish Short Story Collection With New Work

― This year's 35th issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine revealed on Monday that Kaiu Shirai and Posuka Demizu will publish a short story collection on September 3. The book will include the "Dreams Come True" epilogue story for The Promised Neverland. The epilogue manga was previously featured at an art exhibition for the franchise in Tokyo in December. The short stories in the volume wil...
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Asian Kung-Fu Generation Performs Insert Song for My Hero Academia The Movie: World Heroes' Mission Anime Film

Group also performs theme song for film opening in Japan on Friday ― This year's 35th issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine revealed on Monday that Asian Kung-Fu Generation will perform an insert song titled "Flowers" for My Hero Academia The Movie: World Heroes' Mission, the third anime film in the My Hero Academia franchise. Asian Kung-Fu Generation is also performing the film's theme son...
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Studio KAI Produces Fuuto PI Anime

― This year's 35th issue of Shogakukan's Weekly Big Comic Spirits magazine revealed on Monday that Studio KAI (Uma Musume Pretty Derby Season 2, 7SEEDS, Super Cub) will animate FUUTO PI, the anime series adaptation of the Fūto Tantei manga. The anime is slated to premiere in summer 2022, and commemorates the 50th anniversary of the Kamen Rider franchise. Funimation will stream the series when it rel...

Tite Kubo Pens New Bleach 1-Shot Manga

73-page manga about "certain ceremony" releases on August 10 ― This year's 35th issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine revealed on Monday that the magazine will publish a new 73-page chapter of Tite Kubo's Bleach manga in the magazine's combined 36th and 37th issue on August 10. The "new episode" for the manga will have a color page, and will commemorate the 20th anniversary of the manga's l...
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'Oh, Suddenly Egyptian God' Net Anime Has 2nd Season in the Works

1st season centered on yuka's characters based on ancient Egyptian gods ― The "Tōtotsu ni Daienkai" event for the anime of yuka's Tōtotsu ni Egypt Kami (Oh, Suddenly Egyptian God) characters announced on Sunday that the anime has a second season in the works. The website and the anime's Twitter account will provide more details as soon as they can. The first anime season streamed on U-NEXT, d Anime S...

Digimon Franchise Gets New Fall TV Anime, New Digimon Adventure 02 Film

Digimon Ghost Game on TV this fall; Last Evolution Kizuna director, writer reunite for new film ― The "DigiFes 2021" event announced on Sunday that the Digimon franchise will have a new television anime and a new anime film. The Digimon Ghost Game television anime series will premiere this fall on Fuji TV and other channels. The teaser visual says, "Holograms…? Ghosts…?" The Digimon that appear in th...
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Star Fruit Books Licenses zaki's Doomsday Cleaning, Makoto Aizawa's Transit Manga

Both manga shorts to get release digitally, in print ― Star Fruit Books announced on Friday that it has licensed zaki's Doomsday Cleaning (Shūmatsu no Osōji) manga and Makoto Aizawa's Transit manga. The company will release the 44-page Doomsday Cleaning manga digitally and in print, and it describes the story: The story about a robotic vacuum that keeps cleaning after the apocalypse, and a mysterious...
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Non Non Biyori Nonstop Anime Gets New Episode Bundled With Non Non Biyori Remember Manga

OAD to ship with compiled volume of manga that launched in May ― The official Twitter account for Atto's Non Non Biyori manga franchise revealed on Sunday that the franchise is getting a new original anime DVD (OAD). The OAD will ship with a special version of the compiled volume of the Non Non Biyori Remember manga, and will serve as the 13th episode to the Non Non Biyori Nonstop anime. The main man...
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Adult Swim Streams English Dub Trailer for Fena: Pirate Princess Anime

Anime will debut on Crunchyroll, Adult Swim's Toonami block on August 14 ― Adult Swim's official YouTube channel began streaming an English-dubbed trailer for the new "Crunchyroll Originals" anime Fena: Pirate Princess on Saturday. The anime is slated to premiere in Japan in October on Tokyo MX, MBS, and BS Asahi. It will debut on Crunchyroll and Adult Swim's Toonami block on August 14, ahead of the ...
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Argonavis from BanG Dream! Anime Compilation Film Reveals Title, Date

Film also reveals teaser video, teaser visual, main key visual ― The official website for Bushiroad's Argonavis from BanG Dream! boy-band project from Bushiroad's BanG Dream! franchise announced on Friday that the compilation film of the franchise's television anime is titled Gekijōban Argonavis: Ryūsei no Obligato. The film will open on November 19. The website is also streaming a teaser video, and ...
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Glacier Bay Books Licenses Yumi Tada's The Mermaid and the Prince Manga, Konomi Oumi's From This Flame Manga

Both manga will release digitally, in print ― The America-based online bookstore Glacier Bay Books announced on Twitter on Friday that it has licensed Yumi Tada's The Mermaid and the Prince manga and Konomi Oumi's From This Flame manga. The 24-page The Mermaid and the Prince manga (pictured at right) is a "modern retelling of the classic Mermaid fairytale," and Glacier Bay Books will release the mang...
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Kira Etō's World's End Harem ~Britannia Lumiére~ Manga Ends

Spinoff manga launched in June 2020, went on hiatus from December 2020 to June 2021 due to author's health ― Shueisha's manga app Manga Mee published the 22nd and final chapter on Friday for Kira Etō's World's end harem ~Britannia Lumiére~ (Shūmatsu no Harem: Britannia Lumiere) manga, the third spinoff series of LINK and Kotaro Shono's World's End Harem (Shūmatsu no Harem) manga. The spinoff series l...
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Kinnikuman: The Lost Legend Live-Action Series Casts Tina Tamashiro, Sion Sono

Tamashiro, Sono play themselves in October series inspired by wrestling superhero manga ― The official website for WOWOW's Kinnikuman: The Lost Legend live-action series revealed on Friday that it has cast actress Tina Tamashiro (seen below) and award-winning director Sion Sono, both of whom will play themselves in the show. In the show's story, Tamashiro is cast to play the character Alexandria Meat...

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Aya Nakahara's Otonanajimi Manga Enters Climax

Manga about childhood friends who develop romance in adulthood launched in 2019 ― The September issue of Shueisha's Cocohana magazine announced on Wednesday that Aya Nakahara's Otonanajimi manga is entering its climax. The manga's seventh compiled book volume will ship on August 25. The manga's story centers on childhood friends Kaede Kagaya and Shun Aoyama. Ever since they were kids, Shun has been h...
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Nikki Asada Draws New 1-Shot in September

― The September issue of Kodansha's Be Love magazine revealed on Friday that Nikki Asada will draw a one-shot manga titled "Tsukuyomi-kun no Kindan Oyashoku" (Tsukuyomi's Forbidden Midnight Snack) in the magazine's November issue in September. The gourmet romantic comedy manga will center on foodie Tsukuyomi and a female gym trainer. The magazine calls the manga a "prologue one-shot," although it is...
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Hotaru's Way's Satoru Hiura Launches New Manga in September

New manga is titled Saionji-san wa Kaji o Shinai ― The September issue of Kodansha's Be Love magazine revealed on Friday that Satoru Hiura will launch a new manga titled Saionji-san wa Kaji o Shinai (Saionji-san Doesn't Do Chores) in the magazine's next issue on September 1. The manga centers on the titular Saionji, who does not do chores, but one day she brings home a younger upper-class man. Hiura'...
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Children of the Sea's Daisuke Igarashi Draws New 1-Shot

― The September issue of Kodansha's Be Love magazine revealed on Friday that Daisuke Igarashi is drawing a new one-shot manga titled "Kamakura Bakeneko Kurabu" (Kamakura Monster Cat Club) that will appear in the magazine's December issue in October. Seven Seas Entertainment recently licensed Igarashi's Witches (Majo) manga (pictured at right) and will release it in one omnibus volume in March 2022. ...
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Japan's Video Game Rankings, July 19-25

The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD stays at #1 ― Japan's Game Ranking: July 19-25 Rank System Title Publisher Release Date Weekly Copies Total Copies 1NSwThe Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD Nintendo July 16 42,642 201,731 2NSwCrayon Shin-chan: Ora to Hakase no Natsuyasumi - Owaranai Nanokakan no Tabi Neos July 15 22,815 130,134 3NSwMinecraft Nintendo June 21, 2018 17,031 2,073,587 4NSwRing Fit A...
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Japanese Animation TV Ranking, July 19-25

Kingdom season 3, Digimon Adventure:, Edens Zero all rank in top 10 ― The anime film of Yoru Sumino's I Want to Eat Your Pancreas novel aired on NTV on Friday, July 23 at 9:00 p.m., and it earned a 2.4% rating. The third episode of the live-action series adaptation of Oreco Tachibana's Promise Cinderella manga aired on TBS on Tuesday, July 20 at 10:00 p.m. and it earned a 7.8% rating. Title Station D...

Aharen-san wa Hakarenai Romantic Comedy Manga Gets TV Anime Next April

Inori Minase, Takuma Terashima star in anime from Felix Film, bilibili ― The official Twitter account for Shueisha's Shonen Jump+ service announced on Sunday that a television anime of Asato Mizu's Aharen-san wa Hakarenai (Aharen Is Indecipherable) romantic comedy manga series has been green-lit for an April 2022 premiere. Inori Minase will play the title character Reina Aharen, and Takuma Terashima ...
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Switch Girl!!!'s Natsumi Aida Launches New Manga

Tōdai-kun to Moto Gyaru-san ~Kakusakon Royale~ manga about mismatched couple launches September 1 ― The September issue of Kodansha's Be Love magazine revealed on Friday that Natsumi Aida will launch a new manga titled Tōdai-kun to Moto Gyaru-san ~Kakusakon Royale~ (Mr. Tokyo U and Ms. Former Gyaru ~Mismatch Couple Royale~) in the magazine's next issue on September 1. The manga will center on an elit...
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JK Haru is a Sex Worker in Another World's Ko Hiratori Launches New Manga

Isekai manga about Kabukicho hostess launches August 27 ― The September issue of Ichijinsha's Comic Rex magazine revealed on Tuesday that Ko Hiratori will launch a new manga titled Kabukicho no Jōō Aina, Kyūkyoku no Sekkyaku Skill de Isekai no Ō ni Naru (Aina, the Queen of Kabukicho, Becomes a Lord in Another World Through Her Top-Class Customer-Facing Skills) in the magazine's next issue on August 2...
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Saekano Manga's Takeshi Moriki Launches New Manga in August

Lily Lily La La Land manga centers on "key" for all maidens ― The September issue of Kadokawa's Monthly Comic Cune magazine revealed on Tuesday that Takeshi Moriki will launch a new manga titled Lily Lily La La Land in the magazine's next issue on August 27. The magazine teases the manga as centering on the "key" for all maidens. Tamamushi Oku is also launching a new manga titled Dore ga Koi ka ga Wa...
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Takunomi's Haruto Hino Launches New Manga in August

Otaku ni Otaku na Gyaru Gurashi manga centers newly impoverished otaku, extrovert gyaru ― The September issue of Kadokawa's Shonen Ace magazine revealed on Monday that Haruto Hino will launch a new manga titled Otaku ni Otaku na Gyaru Gurashi (An Otaku and an Otaku Gyaru's Life Together) in the magazine's next issue on August 26. Hino posted an image of the manga on Twitter on Monday (pictured at lef...
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