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Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai BR

Theron Martin reflects on the themes of this hit supernatural romantic drama - and Aniplex's recent deluxe release. ― I did episode reviews for this series during is initial run in the Fall 2018 season, so if you want to see a more detailed running commentary about the series, check those out. This review will instead focus more on overall impressions and the particulars of the Blu-Ray release by Ani...
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My Father is a Unicorn GN

It's all right there in the title - his dad is a unicorn. But is this thin sitcom premise worth reading? Rebecca Silverman has the details. ― If, like me, you grew up watching old mid-century sitcoms because your parents thought they were safer than modern TV (or that's just what was on to watch), there's a good chance that you'll find a certain familiarity to the way that Monaka Suzuki's My Father i...
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Goblin Slayer Novel 8

"The eighth entry into the light novel series proves that it can hold its own even when the focus isn't solely on killing goblins." ― As the Goblin Slayer light novels have gone on, the characters have grown in a variety of subtle ways. There haven't been any earth-shattering revelations or changes for them, but that actually works in the series' favor, keeping the characters grounded in their fears,...
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Black Clover ‒ Episode 119

As climactic confrontations go, this one doesn't achieve legendary status, but it still acquits itself satisfyingly well.
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Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai BR

Theron Martin reflects on the themes of this hit supernatural romantic drama - and Aniplex's recent deluxe release. ― I did episode reviews for this series during is initial run in the Fall 2018 season, so if you want to see a more detailed running commentary about the series, check those out. This review will instead focus more on overall impressions and the particulars of the Blu-Ray release by Ani...
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Detective Conan Police Academy Spinoff Manga Gets New Arc

New arc focused on Wataru Date launches on February 5 ― The ninth issue of Shogakukan's Weekly Shonen Sunday magazine revealed 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 will launch a new arc in the magazine's next issue on February 5. The ne...
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New Sakura Wars Anime's Video Previews Moscow Assault Force Members

Series also reveals additional cast, staff ― The official website for Shin Sakura Taisen the Animation, the television anime of the Shin Sakura Taisen (Project Sakura Wars in English) game, revealed the first promotional video, main visual, additional staff, and characters and cast for the Moscow Assault Force on Wednesday. The newly announced Moscow Assault Force characters and cast members are: (Ch...
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Shirobako Anime Film's Full Trailer Previews fhána Song, Story

Musashino Animation's original film faces cancellation in sequel set 4 years later ― The official website for the all-new Shirobako Movie (Gekijō-ban Shirobako) project began streaming the film's full trailer on Wednesday. The trailer previews the story, in which Marukawa announces that Musashino Animation's original project Time Hippopotamus has been cancelled. However, a project proposal for anothe...
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Survey: Which of these anime franchises do you know?

And which ones do you love?
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Lord Marksman and Michelia Light Novels Get Manga

kakao draws manga based on Lord Marksman and Vanadis alternate continuity where Ludmila is main heroine ― The official Twitter account for Shueisha's Dash X Bunko light novel label announced on Tuesday that Tsukasa Kawaguchi's Lord Marksman and Michelia (Madan no Ō to Michelia) light novel series will have a manga adaptation by kakao that will begin serialization in the "Suiyōbi wa Mattari Dash X Com...
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Ga-Rei Gets New Prequel Novel by Ga-Rei: Zero Writer

Ga-Rei: Kizashi novel ships on Saturday ― The official website for Hajime Segawa's The Enchained Spiritual Beast Ga-Rei franchise revealed on January 24 that the franchise will have a new novel titled Ga-Rei: Kizashi. Segawa is credited for the original work and the novel's illustrations, while Katsuhiko Takayama, the writer for the Ga-Rei: Zero prequel anime, wrote the novel. Kadokawa will ship the ...
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Naomi Watanabe Cast in 2020 Doraemon Anime Film

Watanabe plays character Natalie in March 6 film ― The official website for the 2020 Doraemon film Eiga Doraemon: Nobita no Shin Kyoryū (Doraemon the Movie: Nobita's New Dinosaur) announced on Wednesday that actress and comedian Naomi Watanabe will join the guest cast of the film as the character Natalie, a suspicious woman who tracks Nobita's journey and communicates with Gil. Takuya Kimura plays th...
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Umihara Kawase BaZooKa!! Game Reveals Spring-Summer Release Window

Newest game in Umihara Kawase franchise will allow 4-player online co-op ― Success and Studio Saizensen opened a website for their Umihara Kawase BaZooKa!! game on Tuesday. The site revealed that the game will ship for the PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and PC via Steam "between spring and summer 2020." The game was previously only slated for a summer release. The site also added Korean to the game'...

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BanG Dream!'s Argonavis Male Band Anime Reveals More Cast, April 10 TV Debut in Video

Jin Ogasawara, Takumi Mano, Hiroto Akiya, Kōsuke Miyauchi, Shinichi Hashimoto join cast as GYROAXIA ― Bushiroad's live stream for the BanG Dream! franchise's Argonavis all-male band on Wednesday revealed a new promotional video for Argonavis from BanG Dream! Animation, the anime based on the characters. The video revealed that the anime is a television series that will premiere on April 10 in the "Su...
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Live-Action Tonkatsu DJ Agetarō Film Unveils Cast, Director, Visual

Takumi Kitamura, Maika Yamamoto, Kentaro Ito, Yusuke Iseya, more star in July 19 film ― The official website for the live-action film of author Ipyao and artist Yūjirō Koyama's Tonkatsu DJ Agetarou manga unveiled the film's cast, director, and "first look" visual on Wednesday. Takumi Kitamura (live-action Let Me Eat Your Pancreas, Love Me, Love Me Not) plays protagonist Agetarō Katsumata. Maika Yamam...
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Gintama Goes Nude for New Lottery Prizes

Gintama has never been shy about showing some skin for its merchandise, whether its a very lewd vase or the world's most awkward fork. At first glance it appears, the "Gintama: In the Bath, Both the Body and Mind are Naked Collection" might be going for a pure fanservice route, but the prizes sound just as silly as you'd expect. The collection will be sold online retailer Rakuten for approximately...
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Crunchyroll Adds English Dub for Both Seasons of New Game! Anime

English dub begins streaming on Tuesday ― Crunchyroll announced on Tuesday that it will begin streaming the English dub of both seasons of the New Game! television anime series on Tuesday at 6:00 p.m. EST in North America, Central America, South America, Europe, Africa, Oceania, and the Middle East. Funimation launched the English dub of New Game!'s first season in July 2017. The company streamed the...
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Love Live! Fest Event Screens in U.S. Theaters on February 25

Event took place in Saitama Super Arena in Japan on January 18 ― Fathom Events announced on Tuesday that it will screen the Love Live! Series 9th Anniversary LOVE LIVE! FEST (Love Live! Fes) event in select theaters in the U.S. on February 25 at 7:00 p.m. local time. The event took place at the Saitama Super Arena in Japan on January 18. The franchise's idol groups Aquors, Saint Snow, and Nijigasaki ...
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Bandai Namco Reveals Saint Seiya Shining Soldiers Smartphone Game

Trailers for PvP strategy RPG based on Saint Seiya franchise preview gameplay, characters ― Bandai Namco Entertainment announced on Tuesday that it is developing the Saint Seiya Shining Soldiers iOS and Android smartphone role-playing game based on the Saint Seiya franchise for worldwide release. The company opened an official website for the game and began streaming two trailers that preview gamepla...
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My Hero One's Justice 2 Game's Trailer Previews Big 3, More Characters

Sequel game launches in Japan on March 12, in Americas on March 13 ― Bandai Namco Entertainment America began streaming a new character trailer for the My Hero One's Justice 2 (My Hero Academia: One's Justice 2) game on Tuesday. The video previews The Big 3 (Mirio Togata, Tamaki Amajiki, Nejire Hado), Mina Ashido, Minoru Mineta, and Izuku Midoriya (Shoot Style, Full Cowling 100%). The game will launc...
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Babylon ‒ Episode 12

Here I am, smashing my head against my keyboard in an attempt to write a review of Babylon's finale, which is worse than I could have imagined.
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One-Punch Man: A Hero Nobody Knows Game's Trailer Previews Child Emperor, Spring Mustachio, Amai Mask

Fighting game for PS4, Xbox One, PC launches in N. America, Europe on February 28 ― Bandai Namco Entertainment America began streaming a character trailer on Tuesday for the One-Punch Man: A Hero Nobody Knows game. The video previews the new characters Child Emperor, Spring Mustachio, and Amai Mask. The game will launch for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC in North America and Europe on February 28. T...
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Get to Yamanashi in the Laid-Back Camp Train

Then tour five towns with tie-in Laid-Back Camp audio dramas ― The girls of Laid-Back Camp are currently stuck in their room, but that doesn't mean you have to be. The series is continuing to promote its real-life setting in Yamanashi Prefecture next month with a special train. The "Laid-Back [email protected] Express" will run on February 1, 2, 8 and 9 between Yamanashi and Shizuoka on the JR Minobu lin...
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Oscar-Winning Studio Robot Returns for New Marukome Anime Ad

The latest ad will make you cry and want miso soup. ― Marukome has continued its relationship with the Academy Award-winning Studio Robot to create a series of ads about how its miso soup and instant noodles bring families together. Marukome and Studio Robot have teamed up again for a new ad featuring an elderly couple enjoying a meal together. In the ad's story, wife Yōko and husband Michio are adju...
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One Piece Pirate Warriors 4 Game's Trailer Previews Online Co-op Mode

Game launches in Americas, Europe, Southeast Asia on March 27 ― Bandai Namco Entertainment America began streaming a trailer for the One Piece Pirate Warriors 4 game for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC via Steam on Tuesday. The video previews the game's four-player online co-op mode and online-exclusive missions. The game will debut for the PS4, Xbox One, and Switch in Japan on M...
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Fate/Grand Order Absolute Demonic Front: Babylonia ‒ Episode 15

If you had any qualms with the show's sometimes lackadaisical pacing, this episode is pure propellant from start to finish.
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Paramount Develops 2 Transformers Film Projects

James Vanderbilt, Joby Harold each write scripts ― Entertainment news sources Variety and Deadline reported on Monday that Paramount Pictures is developing two scripts for its live-action Transformers film franchise. James Vanderbilt (Murder Mystery, The Amazing Spider-Man) and Joby Harold (King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, and Awake) are each writing separate scripts. Deadline reported that the Amer...
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In/Spectre ‒ Episode 3

With the lake mystery solved, In/Spectre surprises with a matter-of-fact two-year timeskip into a completely different location with completely different characters.
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The Cornered Mouse Dreams of Cheese Manga's Reissues Get Edits in Japan

The Carp on the Chopping Block Jumps Twice sequel manga also gets major edits ― Setona Mizushiro revealed on her blog on Tuesday that her The Cornered Mouse Dreams of Cheese (Kyūso wa Cheese no Yume o Miru) manga and The Carp on the Chopping Block Jumps Twice (Sōjo no Koi wa Nido Haneru) sequel manga will receive extensive edits for future releases. Mizushiro said that Shogakukan recently made decisi...
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Shunya Hiruma Takes Over Tatsuya Tokutake's Role in The [email protected] SideM Games

Hiruma debuted as F-LAGS member Kazuki Tsukumo on Tuesday ― The official website for The [email protected] franchise revealed on Tuesday that Shunya Hiruma is playing Kazuki Tsukumo in the The [email protected] SideM and [email protected] SideM Live On [email protected] smartphone games. Hiruma debuted in the role of the F-LAGS idol unit member in the apps on Tuesday. Voice actor Tatsuya Tokutake, who previously played Kazuki, retir...

Gundam Cafe in Akihabara to Expand to 4 Times Current Size

Cafe closes from March 23 to July for renovations; AKB48 Cafe next door closed last month ― Sunrise's Gundam.info portal website announced on Tuesday that the Gundam Cafe in Tokyo's Akihabara district will temporarily close on March 23 for renovations that will expand the cafe by four times as much as its current area. The cafe will reopen in July, about three months after its 10th anniversary. The A...
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Sony & Shoji Kawamori's Smartwatch Gets Anime Video With Bump of Chicken Song

Kawamori designed dial of mechanical watch paired with Sony's Wena Wrist product ― Sony unveiled its new wena wrist smartwatch's "kawamori Edition" with Macross anime director and mechanical designer Shoji Kawamori on Tuesday, and naturally, it comes complete with an anime ad. The video features many of Kawamori's aesthetic and design tropes, and it even boasts the Bump of Chicken song "Sirius." The ...
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The Demon Girl Next Door Manga Resumes After 2-Month Hiatus

Author Izumo Ito put manga on hiatus to recover from autonomic ataxia ― Manga creator Izumo Ito resumed the Machikado Mazoku manga in the March issue of Houbunsha's Manga Time Kirara Carat magazine on Tuesday after a two-month hiatus. Ito put the manga on hiatus in November to recuperate from autonomic ataxia (dysfunction of parts of the nervous system). The manga inspired a television anime that air...
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Takeshi Yashiro's 'Gon, the Little Fox' Stop-Motion Short Screens in Japan in February

Short inspired by Nakichi Niimi's Gongitsune novel ― The TECARAT stop motion animation studio announced last month that its "Gon, the Little Fox" short will screen in Japan at the Uplink Kichijōji theater in Tokyo from February 28 to March 5. The short is based on Nakichi Niimi's 1932 novel Gongitsune, and stars Masato Tanaka as Gon, and Miyu Irino as Hyojyu. Takeshi Yashiro, who previously produced ...
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Setona Mizushiro's Black Rose Alice Vampire Manga Resumes After 8 Years

Series manga went on indefinite hiatus in 2012 ― The March issue of Shogakukan's Monthly Flowers magazine revealed on Tuesday that Setona Mizushiro will resume her Black Rose Alice manga in the magazine's June issue on April 28, after eight years in hiatus. The vampire manga revolves around Dimitri, a tenor singer in Vienna who miraculously survives an accident. Since then, Dimitri's body has felt od...
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Dokyū Hentai HxEros TV Anime Premieres in July

― The staff for the AnimeJapan 2020 event revealed on Monday that the television anime of Ryōma Kitada's Dokyū Hentai HxEros manga will premiere in July. The anime will have a stage event on March 22 with the anime's cast in attendance. Masato Jinbo (Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya 2wei!) is directing the anime at project no. 9, and Akitomo Yamamoto (The Girl in Twilight sub-character designer and ch...

Love Live! School Idol Franchise Gets New TV Anime With New Cast Member

Open casting call for new school idol starts in March ― The official website for the Love Live! franchise announced on Tuesday that the school idol franchise will have a new television anime. It features the tagline, "Watashi o Kanaeru Monogatari — Hello!!! Love Live!" (The story of my dreams coming true. Hello!!! Love Live!"). This is a reference to the franchise's previous tagline of "Minna de Kana...
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The Batman's Mattson Tomlin Pens Live-Action Mega Man Film's Script

CAPCOM confirmed last October that film is still in development ― The entertainment news source The Hollywood Reporter reported on Wednesday that scriptwriter Mattson Tomlin is now penning a script for the planned live-action film project of CAPCOM's Mega Man game franchise. Tomlin also co-wrote the script for The Batman, Warner Bros.' 2021-slated film based on DC Comics' Batman character. CAPCOM con...
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Dorohedoro Anime Gets Free 8-bit PC Browser Game

Game coincides with anime's 3rd episode featuring 'Living Dead Day' ― The official website for the television anime of Q Hayashida's Dorohedoro manga unveiled an 8-bit PC browser game titled Dorohedoro 8-bit Game ~Living Dead Day Survivor~ on Sunday. The free game will be available on the website until February 1 at 11:59 p.m. JST. The game is a 2D beat 'em up that supports up to two players in coope...
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Nintendo Stops Accepting Repairs for Wii Console in Japan on March 31

Nintendo cites difficulty of obtaining repair parts ― Nintendo announced on Monday that it will stop accepting repairs for the Nintendo Wii console on March 31 in Japan due to the difficulty of obtaining parts that are necessary for repairs. If required parts run out of stock before the announced date, the company may stop accepting repairs earlier. This applies to all colors of the console with the ...
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Studio Colorido's Original Anime Film Nakitai Watashi wa Neko o Kaburu Opens on June 5

Mirai Shida, Natsuki Hanae star in story of girl who pursues boy by becoming cat ― Studio Colorido announced on Tuesday that it will release Nakitai Watashi wa Neko o Kaburu (Wanting to Cry, I Pretend to Be a Cat) as its second feature-length anime film on June 5. An official website for the anime also opened and revealed a teaser video, visual, the main cast, and staff. The original story about find...
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ID: INVADED ‒ Episode 5

ID may be trying to tackle a few too many crime show themes all at once – brilliant detectives and profiling and serial killers and rogue cops and psychoanalysis?
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Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken! Anime Has 12 Episodes

― The official website for the television anime of Sumito Ōwara's Eizouken ni wa Te o Dasu na! (Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken!) manga announced on Sunday that the anime will get a Blu-ray Disc "Complete Box" with 12 episodes on June 24. The anime premiered on NHK General on January 5. Crunchyroll is streaming the series in North America, Central America, South America, Europe, Africa, Oceania, and th...
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Haikyu!! To The Top ‒ Episode 3

He may not be aware of the other boys' discomfort, although I daresay that even oblivious Mr. Hinata is aware that Washijo doesn't want him there.
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Ensemble Stars!! Rhythm Game Reveals Opening Video, March 9 Launch

Opening movie for 'basic'/'music' versions of app previews theme song ― The Ensemble Stars!! Big Presentation ~BRAND NEW STARS!!~ from Monthly Ensemble Studio presentation announced on Monday that Ensemble Stars!! (with two exclamation points), the rhythm game for the Ensemble Stars! idol franchise, will launch in Japan on March 9. Happy Elements also began streaming the app's opening movie, which fe...
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Promare Studio Trigger Reveals Full IDOLiSH7 Music Video

Troyca's Re:Vale music video premiered last week ― It's been a long wait but Trigger's full music video for the IDOLiSH7 multimedia franchise is finally live. The anime studio created the music video for "Crescent rise," a single by the in-game group also named Trigger. The video marks the first Idolish 7 collaboration for the Trigger anime studio. The idol Trigger trio consists of Gaku Yaotome (Wata...
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Boruto: Naruto Next Generations ‒ Episode 141

When Kokuri, a former member of the Mujina Gang, is arrested in the Land of Grass and imprisoned in Hozuki Castle, Naruto and other Hidden Leaf brass see an opportunity.
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Persona 5 Royal PS4 Game's English Trailer Highlights Phantom Thieves

PS4 game ships in West on March 31 ― Atlus began streaming an English trailer for its Persona 5 Royal (Persona 5 The Royal in Japan) PlayStation 4 role-playing game on Monday. The video highlights the Phantom Thieves. The Official U.S PlayStation Blog posted on Monday a description of the game's new character Kasumi (voiced by Laura Post in English): Kasumi is a transfer student who enrolls at Shujin...
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Keyakizaka46 Member Yurina Hirate Leaves Group Following Health Issues

The official website of the Keyakizaka46 idol group revealed on Thursday that member Yurina Hirate is retiring from the group. The notice distinguishes Hirate from fellow graduating idols Nana Oda and Miyu Suzumoto by stating that she is "leaving" the group rather than "graduating." In Japanese idol groups, a "graduating" idol holds a final performance as a send-off to the fans. Although the notic...
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My Father is a Unicorn GN

It's all right there in the title - his dad is a unicorn. But is this thin sitcom premise worth reading? Rebecca Silverman has the details. ― If, like me, you grew up watching old mid-century sitcoms because your parents thought they were safer than modern TV (or that's just what was on to watch), there's a good chance that you'll find a certain familiarity to the way that Monaka Suzuki's My Father i...
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22/7 ‒ Episode 3

The Wall's orders for the week: The girls will be giving their first concert, and with only a little time to prepare, they have to put in a lot of work to see it through.
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Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Franchise to Have Over 40 Million Copies in Circulation

Not 40 million copies sold, & not just for the manga ― The staff of the Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba franchise revealed on Tuesday that the franchise's works will have more than 40 million copies in circulation when the 19th compiled book volume of Koyoharu Gotouge's original manga ships on February 4. The figure includes both physical and digital copies, as well as other publications in the franch...
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Magia Record: Puella Magi Madoka Magica Side Story ‒ Episode 4

The script and overall pacing of this week's story betray the show's origins, meaning that the visuals have to pick up the story's slack even more so than usual.
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Viz Media, Manga Plus Publish Mashle: Magic and Muscles Manga in English

Series debuted simultaneously in Japan on Monday ― Both Viz Media's Shonen Jump service and Shueisha's MANGA Plus service launched Hajime Kōmoto's Mashle: Magic and Muscles manga in English on Sunday. The second chapter will debut on Sunday. Shueisha describes the manga: This is a world of magic where magic is used for everything. But deep in the forest exists a young man who spends his time training...

New Higurashi: When They Cry Anime Project Brings Back Cast

Sōichiro Hoshi, Mai Nakahara reprise roles from previous anime ― The official website for the new Higurashi: When They Cry (Higurashi no Naku Koro ni) anime project revealed returning cast members on Monday. Sōichiro Hoshi is returning to play Keiichi Maebara, and Mai Nakahara is playing Rena Ryūgū. Ryukishi07 and 07th Expansion are credited with the original work. Akio Watanabe (Monogatari Series an...
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My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU Anime Season 3 Premieres on April 9

― The official Twitter account for Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Come wa Machigatteiru. Kan (My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU: Fin), the third season of the television anime of Wataru Watari's My Youth Romantic Comedy Is Wrong, As I Expected (Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Come wa Machigatteiru.) light novel series, revealed on Monday that the series will premiere on TBS on April 9 late at night at 1:58 a.m. ...
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Kingdom Anime Season 3 Casts Yuya Uchida, Miou Tanaka, Atsuko Tanaka

Series premieres in April ― The official website for the anime adaptation of Yasuhisa Hara's Kingdom manga revealed additional cast members and character visuals for the anime's upcoming third television series on Monday. Yuya Uchida will play Shun Shin Kun, Miou Tanaka will play Kan Mei, and Atsuko Tanaka will play Ka Rin. The new characters are all military leaders for the State of Chu. Yuya Uchida...
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Kaiji Stays at #2, My Hero Academia Rises Back Onto Top 10 Chart

Made in Abyss: Dawn of the Deep Soul drops to #10 Kaiji Final Game, the new live-action film inspired by Nobuyuki Fukumoto's Gambling Apocalypse Kaiji manga, stayed at #2 by selling 139,000 tickets in its third weekend at the Japanese box office. It earned 198,153,400 yen (about US$1.81 million) from Friday to Sunday. It has sold a total of 1 million tickets for a cumulative total of 1,412,694,800 ...

Bleach Creator Kubo Tite's New Work to Be Unveiled at AnimeJapan 2020

Stage event to discuss 20th anniversary project for Bleach ― The staff for the AnimeJapan 2020 event announced on Monday that the event will host a stage presentation titled "Bleach 20th Anniversary Project & Tite Kubo New Work Presentation" on March 21. Voice actors Masakazu Morita and Ryotaro Okiayu, Weekly Shonen Jump editor-in-chief Hiroyuki Nakano, and America Zarigani comedy duo member Yoshiyuk...
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Listeners Original TV Anime Reveals Cast, More Staff in Video

Rock music anime by Jin, Dai Sato, Taichi Hashimoto stars Rie Takahashi ― The official website for the Listeners original anime project revealed cast members, more staff members, and a promotional video on Monday. Listeners combines rock music and anime. Musician and Kagerou Project creator Jin (Kagerou Daze, Mekakucity Actors), anime writer Dai Sato (Eureka Seven, Wolf's Rain, Samurai Champloo, Cowb...

Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045 Anime's Trailer Reveals Cast, Composers, Theme Song Artists, April Netflix Debut

Atsuko Tanaka, Akio Ohtsuka, Kōichi Yamadera, other cast of previous GitS anime return ― The staff of Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045, the new 3D CG Ghost in the Shell anime, unveiled a new trailer for the anime on Monday. The video reveals the anime's main cast members, music composers, theme song artists, and April worldwide debut on Netflix. English Subtitled Version Atsuko Tanaka, Akio Ohtsuka, Kōic...
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Shironeko Project: Zero Chronicle Anime's Video Reveals Theme Song Artists, April 6 Premiere

Takanori Nishikawa, ASCA perform opening; Rei Yasuda performs ending song ― The official website for Shironeko Project: Zero Chronicle, the television anime of Colopl's Shironeko Project smartphone game, began streaming a promotional video for the anime on Monday. The video revealed the anime's April 6 premiere date. The site also revealed the theme song artists and a new visual for the anime. Takano...
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Sazae-san Anime Adapts Creator's Travel Logs to Celebrate What Would Be Her 100th Birthday

Late author Machiko Hasegawa's "Sazae-san Tabi Aruki" essays get 1st anime ever on February 2 ― Fuji TV announced on Sunday that the Sazae-san television anime will have a one-hour February 2 television special to adapt the "Sazae-san Tabi Aruki" (Sazae-san Walking Travels) essay series by original Sazae-san creator Machiko Hasegawa. This first ever anime adaptation of the essays celebrates what woul...

Inuyasha Anime Gets Smartphone RPG This Year

From Seven Deadly Sins: Grand Cross company Hammer Entertainment ― Korean developer Hammer Entertainment announced on Monday that it is developing an iOS and Android smartphone action role-playing game based on the Inuyasha franchise titled Inuyasha - Yomigaeru Monogatari (Inuyasha - The Awakening Story). Inuyasha's first ever mobile game in Japan will debut in the first half of this year. The game i...
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Super Nintendo World Confirmed for Universal Orlando on Previously Reported 2023 Date

― Comcast confirmed during an earnings call on Thursday that it will open a Super Nintendo World area in a new Universal Orlando theme park named Universal's Epic Universe. The park plans to open the new area in 2023, as the Orlando television station WFTV had reported in April 2018. Universal Orlando purchased a 400-acre lot across the street from the main Universal Orlando Resort park in 2018. It ...

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Ultraman Anime's Live-Action Promo Video to Feature Anime's Cast, OLDCODEX Song

Crowdfunded video with Ryohei Kimura, Takuya Eguchi in costume, OLDCODEX's new "CoreFade" song ― The Makuake crowdfunding campaign for the live-action promotional video for the 3D CG anime of Eiichi Shimizu and Tomohiro Shimoguchi's Ultraman manga launched on Monday. The campaign seeks to raise 5 million yen (about US$45,800), and it will run until March 30. The campaign previewed voice actors Ryohei...
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Weathering With You Film Earns Estimated US$6.6 Million in N. America (Updated)

Film projected for US$693,231 from Friday to Sunday; 4DX screenings to begin on January 31 ― The Box Office Mojo website reported on Sunday that Makoto Shinkai's Weathering With You anime film has earned an estimated US$693,231 from Friday to Sunday to rank #20 in its second weekend in the North American box office. It has now earned an estimated total of US$6,552,876 in North America. The film debut...
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Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken! ‒ Episode 4

Both the undeniable, dizzying power of cinematic animation - and the horrible realities of low-budget production - are brilliantly explored in this week's episode.
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Interspecies Reviewers ‒ Episode 3

This time around all of the exploits are part of a single unbroken narrative: guys don't know what sex feels like for a women, so why not find out?
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Weekly Shonen Champion Compiles Final Chapters of Classic Titles as 2 Books

Lineup includes Go Nagai's Cutie Honey, Keisuke Itagaki's Baki the Grappler ― Manga magazine Weekly Shonen Champion is celebrating its 50th anniversary by releasing two books compiling the final chapters of classic titles that ran in the magazine. The two books will be released on March 6 as Weekly Shonen Champion 50th Anniversary Legendary Final Chapters: Shōwa Edition and Weekly Shonen Champion 50t...
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A Certain Scientific Railgun T ‒ Episode 3

This episode features a balloon hunt, where teams from each school attempt to use bean bags to break the small balloons each student is wearing on their heads.
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Science Fell in Love, So I Tried to Prove it ‒ Episode 5

The 1st half of the episode has our characters recap events to Ikeda—forcing Yukimura and Himuro to report their most intimate feelings to a room full of people.
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Manga Artist Arina Tanemura Draws Orphen With Shōjo Touch

The eponymous hero of the Orphen light novel and anime series is a good-looking guy, but what better way to bring out his charms than to get a certified shojo manga artist to draw him? Phantom Thief Jeanne and Full Moon O Sagashite creator Arina Tanemura released an illustration of Orphen to commemorate the broadcast of the new Sorcerous Stabber Orphen anime. The illustration also shows fellow mai...
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The List - Our 5 Favorite Premieres of Winter 2020

Jacki Jing and Lynzee Loveridge watched all the anime so you wouldn't have to! Here are the top five best anime premieres of Winter 2020! ― You're bundled up with a hot cocoa while the snow piles up outside. Icicles hang perilously from your front door frame. It's way too cold out there, so let's get cozy with five of our favorite premieres from the Winter 2020 anime season! We've got mysteries, fan...
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Goblin Slayer Novel 8

"The eighth entry into the light novel series proves that it can hold its own even when the focus isn't solely on killing goblins." ― As the Goblin Slayer light novels have gone on, the characters have grown in a variety of subtle ways. There haven't been any earth-shattering revelations or changes for them, but that actually works in the series' favor, keeping the characters grounded in their fears,...
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The Promised Neverland Manga Takes 1-Week Break So Authors Can Do Research

― This year's ninth issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine revealed on Monday that Kaiu Shirai and Posuka Demizu's The Promised Neverland manga will take a one-week break next week so the authors can do research. The manga will return in the 11th issue of the magazine, which ships on February 10. The manga previously took one-week breaks in October and December. Shirai and Demizu launched T...
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My Hero One's Justice 2 Game Adds Playable Character Kendō Rappa, New Mission Mode

Sequel game launches in Japan on March 12, in Americas on March 13 ― This year's ninth issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine revealed on Monday that Bandai Namco Entertainment's My Hero One's Justice 2 (My Hero Academia: One's Justice 2) game will feature the Shie Hassaikai character Kendō Rappa as a playable character. Bandai Namco Entertainment Europe revealed four screenshots with the ch...

Steins;Gate Game Gets Hollywood Live-Action Show

Altered Carbon's Skydance produces for global streaming; Steins;Gate 0 Elite, Anonymous;Code news teased ― The evening session of the "Science ADV Live S;G 1010th Anniversary" event announced with a teaser video on Sunday that the Steins;Gate game is inspiring a live-action television adaptation in Hollywood. Skydance Television (Altered Carbon, Grace & Frankie, Jack Ryan) is producing the project. A...
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'That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime' Anime Season 2 Premieres in Fall With Studio 8 bit Returning

3 new OADs to ship in March, July, November ― The official website for the That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime anime revealed on Sunday that the second season of the anime will premiere this fall. The anime studio 8 bit is returning for the new season. The staff first made the announcement at a screening event for one of the new original anime DVDs (OADs) in Tokyo on Sunday. The three new origina...
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Toei Posts 'Baton Passing' Video Ahead of Healin' Good Precure Premiere

New series premieres on February 2 ― Toei Animation posted a "A Message for Passing the Baton from Cure Star to Cure Grace" video on Sunday. Toei Animation has posted similar videos in the past before a new Precure series premiered. In the above video, Cure Star from the Star ☆ Twinkle Precure series thanks everyone for the past year, and introduces her new friend, Cure Grace from Healin' Good Precur...
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Tatsuhiko Ida, Satoshi Shiki Launch Bakuen Manga in February

XBlade duo reunite for new manga ― The March issue of Kodansha's Monthly Shonen Sirius magazine announced on Friday that Satoshi Shiki and Tatsuhiko Ida will launch a new manga titled Bakuen in the magazine's April issue on February 26. Ida is credited with the original work, and Shiki is drawing the manga. The manga's first chapter will have 76 pages. Shiki posted a preview image of the manga on Twi...
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Samurai Shodown Game Adds Sogetsu Kazama, Iroha as Playable Characters

2 new characters launch in game as part of Season Pass 2 ― SNK announced at the EVO Japan event on Saturday that it will add Sogetsu Kazama and Iroha as playable characters in its Samurai Shodown (Samurai Spirits) game as part of the game's Season Pass 2. The company had previously announced that Mina Majikina is also a part of the Season Pass 2. Samurai Shodown launched for PlayStation 4 and Xbox On...
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Soulcalibur VI Game Previews Haohmaru in Video

Character to join game this spring as part of 2nd Season Pass ― Bandai Namco Entertainment began streaming a gameplay video on Saturday for its Soulcalibur VI fighting game highlighting the guest character Haohmaru from Samurai Shodown. The character will join Soulcailbur VI this spring as part of the game's second Season Pass. The pass will include four total new characters. Other characters in the ...

47th Annie Awards Honor Kyoto Animation Victims in 'In Memoriam' Segment

Satoshi Kon awarded Winsor McCay Award, Masao Maruyama accepts on his behalf ― The International Animated Film Society, ASIFA-Hollywood announced the winners for its 47th Annual Annie Awards on Saturday. No anime or Japanese video games won awards in which they were nominated. The awards ceremony honored the victims of the horrific fire at Kyoto Animation's 1st Studio building during its "In Memoriam...

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Afro Samurai's Takashi Okazaki Draws Marvel Comic Book Cover

New Werewolf By Night comic set to release in April ― Afro Samurai creator Takashi Okazaki drew the cover of the upcoming Marvel comic book series Werewolf By Night, written by Taboo and Ben Jackendoff and illustrated by Scot Eaton. This marks the first time Okazaki has drawn a cover for Marvel comics. Editor-in-Chief C.B. Cebulski said that he has wanted to bring Okazaki to Marvel ever since they fi...
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My Hero Academia ‒ Episode 78

Alright folks, it's that time of the season again. With the Overhaul arc finally making its exit, it's everyone's favorite quarterly Xmas presents: new opening and ending themes!
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Darwin's Game ‒ Episode 4

Darwin's Game is starting to show more signs of utilizing shortcuts, especially explanations of action that happened off screen instead of just showing it.
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Cosplayer Enako Transforms into All of the Quintessential Quintuplets

This year's eighth issue of Kodansha's Weekly Shonen Magazine features a cover shoot of five cosplayers dressed as the characters from Negi Haruba's The Quintessential Quintuplets manga. At least, it looks like five cosplayers but the image really stars just one: Enako. The seasoned costumer appears as Nino, Yotsuba, Itsuki Nakano, Ichika Nakano, Miku Nakano, and Raiha in wedding garb. Inside the ...
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Type-Moon Museum's 'Unlimited Blade Works' Phase Starts

Exhibit at Sony Music Roppongi Museum runs from December 20 to April 5 ― The Type-Moon Museum's "Unlimited Blade Works" phase began on Thursday. It is the second of three planned phases for the museum, which celebrates Fate/stay night's 15th anniversary and traces the franchise's history. The "Unlimited Blade Works" phase focuses on the Fate/stay night story chapter of the same name. During this phas...
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Toilet-Bound Hanako-kun ‒ Episode 3

When Nene's friend Aoi, and several of Kou's classmates, all go missing in the proximity of the stairs to the art room, Hanako is ready for a jaunt to the spirit realm
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Smile Down the Runway ‒ Episode 3

We last left Ikuto staring down the spotlights of Hajime's runway show as he has to figure out how to reinterpret a dress designed to fit a much taller model onto Chiyuki's tiny frame.
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Dr. Stone Manga Gets 2nd Novel This Year

New novel to center on characters Ukyo, Tsukasa, Ryusui, Gen ― Shueisha's Jump J-Books novel imprint posted images on Thursday on the Note distribution website of "newspapers" passed out at the Jump Festa '20 event in December, and one of those newspapers revealed that Riichirou Inagaki and Boichi's Dr. Stone manga is getting a second novel that will ship this year. The novel will feature the charact...
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Battle Spirits Franchise Gets New Anime Project This Year

Masaki Watanabe returns to direct Battle Spirits: Kakumei no Galette anime ― The YouTube channel for the Battle Spirits multimedia franchise announced in a video on Friday that the franchise is getting a new anime project that will premiere this year. The new anime is titled Battle Spirits: Kakumei no Galette. The below video highlights the Battle Spirits: Shōnen Gekiha Dan, Battle Spirits: Brave, an...

Love Live! Anime's 1st Season Removed from Crunchyroll

Anime is available on Amazon Prime Video in U.S. ― Crunchyroll has removed the first season of the Love Live! School Idol Project from its service. The second season, as well as both seasons of Love Live! Sunshine!! are still available as of press time. ANN reached out to Crunchyroll about the anime's removal, but a company representative declined to give a comment. The first season of Love Live! Sch...
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HIDIVE to Stream 'Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? II' OVA Starting on January 29

Company also streams Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?: Arrow of the Orion film ― HIDIVE announced on Wednesday that it will stream the Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? II original video anime starting on January 29. The company will stream the OVA in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Latin America, the Nethe...
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Isekai Izakaya "Nobu" Light Novels Get Live-Action Show in May

Light novels previously inspired net anime in 2018 ― The WOWOW satellite television channel announced on Saturday that Natsuya Semikawa's Isekai Izakaya "Nobu" light novel series is getting a live-action series adaptation. The series will air on the WOWOW Prime service starting in May. The show will have 10 total episodes, and the first episode will be free. Hiroshi Shinagawa, part of a comedy duo, i...
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Toei Animation Streams 'Dream' Anime Short

6-minute short features studio's cat mascot ― Editor's Note: The below video is region-locked and can only be viewed from inside Japan. Toei Animation began streaming a six-minute anime short titled "Dream" on Friday. Kokoro Kondō directed the short. Apollo Añonuevo designed the characters and was the animation director. Yukie Yuki designed the background art, Clique composed the music, Aya Mori was ...

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Manga Creators Moto Hagio, Keiji Nakazawa Nominated for Eisner Hall of Fame

2 artists among 14 nominees ― Comic-Con International announced on Friday that the Eisner Awards judges have nominated manga creators Moto Hagio and Keiji Nakazawa for the Will Eisner Comic Awards Hall of Fame this year. Hagio and Nakazawa are part of a selection of 14 nominees, four of whom will be selected by vote to be inducted into the Hall of Fame. Other nominees for this year include Alison Bec...
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Atsushi Kagurazaka's Uchi no Danna ga Amachan de Novels Get Manga

Raizō's manga debuts on March 26 ― This year's March issue of Kodansha's Monthly Shonen Sirius magazine revealed on Friday that Atsushi Kagurazaka's Uchi no Danna ga Amachan de (My Husband is Amachan) novels will get a manga by Raizō that will debut in the magazine's May issue on March 26. The manga takes place in Japan in the Edo period and follows a husband, who is a constable but also an "idiot," ...
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If My Favorite Pop Idol Made it to the Budokan, I Would Die ‒ Episode 3

Far from admiration or strong support, Motoi is apparently genuinely in love with his chosen fave, Sorane.

FunimationNow Streaming Content Moves to AnimeLab in Australia, New Zealand

FunimationNow service shuts down in Australia, New Zealand on March 30 ― A company representative confirmed with ANN on Friday that Funimation will shut down access to its FunimationNow streaming service for users in Australia and New Zealand on March 30. Funimation's streaming content will then only be available to users in those countries through AnimeLab. The representative stated that the transit...
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Infinite Dendrogram ‒ Episode 3

I'm not sure if Infinite Dendrogram is consciously pouring most of its effort into its world-building, or if that's just the only part the writing actually has interest in.
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New Image Boards Show P.A. Works' Appare-Ranman! Anime's Breathtaking Detail

This spring P.A. Works will premiere its original anime series Appare-Ranman! If you haven't heard about it yet, the series follows a broke samurai and his equally financially-strapped engineer friend Appare. Together they decide to enter a Trans-American race in a steam-powered car in hopes of improving their money woes. The turn-of-the-century story will take Appare, Kosame, and cast of colorful...
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Tokimeki Tonight's Koi Ikeno Launches New Manga

Bloody Bride manga about vampire marriage hunting launches on March 26 ― This year's March issue of Shueisha's Cookie magazine revealed on Friday that Koi Ikeno (Tokimeki Tonight) will launch the new manga Bloody Bride -Kyūketsuki no Konkatsu- (Bloody Bride: Vampire Marriage Hunting) in the next issue on March 26. The magazine teased that the story is about two vampires who wander in search of the "f...
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Kazuhisa Kondō Draws New Gundam Manga

Mobile Suit Gundam: The Revival of Zeon: New Prologue Chapter begins serializing on February 26 ― Kazuhisa Kondō's Mobile Suit Gundam: Zeon no Saikō Shinshō Prologue (The Revival of Zeon: New Prologue Chapter) manga debuted in this year's March issue of Kadokawa's Gundam Ace magazine on Friday. The manga's regular serialization will start in the magazine's next issue on February 26. Hajime Yatate and...
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Touhou Spell Bubble Puzzle Game's Gameplay Video Streamed

Bubble-shooting rhythm game launches for Switch in Japan on February 6 ― Taito began streaming a gameplay video for its Touhou Spell Bubble game on Friday. The game will launch digitally for the Nintendo Switch in Japan on February 6. The bubble-shooting game will feature Touhou Project characters such as Reimu Hakurei (voiced by Ayaka Suwa) and Marisa Kirisame (voiced by Naomi Ōzora). In addition to...
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Chihayafuru 3 ‒ Episode 15

To fill a little time before the championship finals, the episode gives us our weekly dose of karuta action when Suo calls Chihaya unexpectedly and asks if she wants to have a practice match with him.
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Konosuba - God's Blessing on This Wonderful World! Spinoff Manga Ends

Tamako Buta launched Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku o! Extra: Ano Orokamono ni mo Kyakkō o! in 2018 ― Tamako Buta's Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku o! Extra: Ano Orokamono ni mo Kyakkō o! (Spotlight on That Fool Also!) manga ended in the March issue of Kadokawa's Monthly Shōnen Ace magazine on Friday. The second and final compiled book volume will ship on February 26. The adaptation of Hirukum...
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22/7 TV Anime's 2nd Promo Video Streamed With English Subtitles

Idol anime premiered on January 11 ― Aniplex of America began streaming the second promotional video for the television anime of the 22/7 idol project on Friday. The video is an English-subtitled version of a promotional video that the anime's Twitter account began streaming in December. The promotional video shines the spotlight on all eight idols in the 22/7 group. It notably features Uta Kawase as...
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Blade of the Immortal ‒ Episode 16

We've got a prison break gone wrong, a chance for a bunch of secondary characters to come together and shine in the spotlight, and plenty of brutal and explosive action.
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Yoh Yoshinari Shares Info about Upcoming BNA: Brand New Animal Anime in Latest Newtype

Discusses story's influence, staff choices ― BNA: Brand New Animal director Yoh Yoshinari (Little Witch Academia) discussed the upcoming anime in his latest interview with Newtype. He said that his core idea for the anime was "transformation," and that his original proposal was "something like Osamu Tezuka's Marvelous Melmo," which is a story about a girl who is capable of transforming into an adult....
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A Preview of the Small Worlds Theme Park Designed by Shoji Kawamori

Indoor theme park of scale miniatures will open on April 25 ― Small Worlds is currently building the world's largest indoor theme park of scale miniatures with anime creator Shoji Kawamori as its chief creative officer. The theme park is still under construction, but members of the press were given a preview of the scale replicas of world-renowned landmarks and imaginary locales that will be on displ...
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Miss Caretaker of Sunohara-sou Manga Ends in February

Series launched in 2014, inspired TV anime in 2018 ― The March issue of Ichijinsha's Manga 4-Koma Palette magazine revealed on Wednesday that Nekoume's four-panel romantic comedy manga Miss caretaker of Sunohara-sou (Sunohara-Sō no Kanrinin-san) will end in the next issue on February 22. The series' eighth compiled book volume will be its last, and the seventh and eighth volumes will ship simultaneou...
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Masaru Miyazaki Launches New Shinizama Manga Mini-Series

Manga by author of The Untold Story: How Tezuka created his "Black Jack" launches on January 31 ― The 2,695th issue of Nihonbungeisha's Manga Goraku magazine revealed on Friday that Masaru Miyazaki will launch a new manga mini-series titled Shinizama (Manner of Death) on January 31. Tadataka Hosokawa is drawing the manga. The magazine noted that the manga will publish for two consecutive issues. Miya...
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Japan's Video Game Rankings, January 13-19

Yakuza: Like a Dragon, Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot debut at #1, #2 ― Japan's Game Ranking: January 13-19 Rank System Title Publisher Release Date Weekly Copies Total Copies 1PS4Yakuza: Like a Dragon Sega January 16 156,993 156,993 2PS4Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot Bandai Namco Entertainment January 16 89,537 89,537 3NSwPokémon Sword & Shield Nintendo November 15, 2019 55,604 3,312,358 4NSwRing Fit Adventure Nin...
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Japanese Animation TV Ranking, January 13-19

Ship of Theseus premiere had 11.1% rating, live-action Kaiji had 8.1% rating ― The live-action series adaptation of Toshiya Higashimoto's Ship of Theseus manga aired its premiere episode on TBS on Sunday, January 19 at 9:00 p.m., and it earned an 11.1% rating. NTV aired the live-action Kaiji: The Ultimate Gambler film on Friday, January 17 at 9:00 p.m., and it earned an 8.1% rating. Additionally, the...
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One-Punch Man 5th New OVA Episode's 1st 2 Minutes Previewed in Clip

OVA included in 5th BD/DVD in Japan on February 27 ― The official website for the second season of the One-Punch Man anime began streaming a clip on Friday from "#05: Puri Puri Prisoner to Datsugokushūjin-tachi" (Puri Puri Prisoner and the Escaped Prisoners), the fifth 10-minute original video anime (OVA) included in the season's fifth Blu-ray Disc/DVD volume. The release will ship on February 27. Th...
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One Piece Pirate Warriors 4 Game Streams Gameplay Videos for Kaido, Big Mom, Hawkins

Game launches in Americas, Europe, Southeast Asia on March 27 ― Bandai Namco Entertainment began streaming three more character videos on Friday for its One Piece Pirate Warriors 4 game for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC via Steam. The videos preview Kaido, Charlotte Linlin (Big Mom) and Basil Hawkins. Bandai Namco Entertainment opened pre-orders on Tuesday for the game. The pre...
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Red Riding Hood's Wolf Apprentice Sequel Manga Gets English Version

Author Sayaka Mogi "preparing" to publish English version of manga ― Manga creator Sayaka Mogi announced on her Twitter account on Wednesday that she is preparing to publish an English e-book version of Akazukin no Ōkami Deshi - Tsuki he no Tsuigon (Red Riding Hood's Wolf Apprentice - A Testament to the Moon), her sequel manga to her Red Riding Hood's Wolf Apprentice manga. The manga takes place in a...
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Tokyo Love Story Manga Gets New Live-Action Series

Manga previously inspired 1991 live-action series ― Fuji TV announced on Friday that it is producing a new live-action series adaptation of Fumi Saimon's Tokyo Love Story manga that will debut on Fuji TV's on demand service and Amazon Prime Video this spring. The cast includes (from left to right in image below) Kentaro Ito as Kanji Nagao, Shizuka Ishibashi as Rika Akana, Anna Ishii as Satomi Sekiguc...

Discotek Licenses Fujiko Mine's Lie, The Wonderful Adventures of Nils Anime

Angel's 3Piece, Anti-Magic Academy: The 35th Test Platoon also licensed for March release ― Discotek Media announced on Tuesday that it will release the Lupin the IIIrd: Fujiko Mine's Lie film, the The Wonderful Adventures of Nils series, the Angel's 3Piece series, and the Anti-Magic Academy: The 35th Test Platoon series on Blu-ray Disc. The Blu-ray Disc release for Lupin the IIIrd: Fujiko Mine's Lie...
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'Shachō, Battle no Jikan Desu!' Anime's Video Reveals Cast, Staff, April Premiere

Shun Horie, Kana Ichinose, Azumi Waki more star in anime about dungeoneering company ― The official website for the television anime adaptation of the smartphone strategy role-playing game Shachō, Battle no Jikan Desu! (President, It's Time for Battle!) began streaming a promotional video for the anime on Friday. The video reveals the anime's cast, staff, and April premiere. The cast includes (from l...
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2020 Crayon Shin-chan Anime Film Casts Actor Yūki Yamada

Franchise's 28th film opens on April 24 ― Staff of Eiga Crayon Shin-chan Gekitotsu! Rakuga Kingdom to Hobo Yonin no Yūsha (Crayon Shin-chan the Movie: Crash! Rakuga Kingdom and Almost Four Heroes), the 28th film in the series, announced on Friday that actor Yūki Yamada will have a guest voice role in the film. Yamada will play Rakuga Kingdom's Minister of Defense, who spearheads military strategy for...
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Bakumatsu Rock Franchise Gets Hollow Soul Sequel (Updated)

New story set 5 years after previous one ― The official website for Marvelous AQL's Bakumatsu Rock franchise announced that there will be a sequel project titled Bakumatsu Rock Hollow Soul. The new story is set [Warning: The following contain spoilers for the previous story. Highlight text to read the spoilers.] [five years after Ryōma and the others have overthrown the Tokugawa shogunate's regime ov...
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Sanrio Delays New Jewelpet Anime Film's Opening

Sichuan-set film previously slated to open in February with Kukuriraige ― Sanrio announced on Friday that it has delayed the opening date of Jewelpet: Attack Travel, its brand-new anime film in its Jewelpet franchise, due to "various production issues." Sanrio did not reveal a new opening date for the film. The film was previously scheduled to open in February. The film will screen with the animated ...
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