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My Monster Secret GN 12

My Monster Secret maintains confidence and charm as it continues to explore its central relationship, even if individual chapters are hit or miss. Nick Creamer has the details. ― It's always felt a little strange to me that so many romantic comedies tend to end the moment their principle couples actually get together. Embracing an actual relationship means abandoning some of the “will they or won't t...
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This Week in Games - Retrogame Roundups Rated

Todd guest-hosts and roots through this year's retro-game compilations! Plus Panzer Dragoon, Doraemon, and Smash Bros. speculation! ― Well, here I am, guest-hosting again and just in time for the holidays. Winter and Christmas are upon us, and that's relevant because this the only season with which I associate certain games. I'll go through spring, summer, and fall without much thought, but when wint...
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New Game!! - Season Two BD/DVD

New Game’s second season improves on the first while still staying true to its core appeal. Nick Creamer cheers on this charming sequel. ― The first season of New Game! was a very pleasant time all around, presenting the trials and tribulations of a small game development studio with all the coziness it could possibly afford. New Game!'s gentle slice of life storytelling meant it didn't really succee...
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After the Rain Omnibus 1

This unconventional romance combines beautiful art with nuanced storytelling to deliver a truly unique coming-of-age story. Rebecca Silverman has the details. ― There's something deliberately uncomfortable about After the Rain's apparent central premise – that a seventeen-year-old girl is not only crushing on a forty-five-year-old man, but that she's persistent about acting on it, and he's not quite ...
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Black Clover ‒ Episode 62

"This episode on its own isn't nearly as exciting as what's to come, but at least the content is back to adequate."
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My Monster Secret GN 12

My Monster Secret maintains confidence and charm as it continues to explore its central relationship, even if individual chapters are hit or miss. Nick Creamer has the details. ― It's always felt a little strange to me that so many romantic comedies tend to end the moment their principle couples actually get together. Embracing an actual relationship means abandoning some of the “will they or won't t...
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Phantasy Star Game Launches in English for Switch Sega Ages Lineup

Also: Out Run dated for January 10 ― Sega of America and Sega Europe released Phantasy Star digitally for Nintendo Switch on Thursday. The company also announced that Out Run will launch in North America and Europe on January 10. Both games are part of the Sega Ages project for Nintendo Switch. Sega of America describes Phantasy Star: One of the most innovative games of its time, Phantasy Star is a g...
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Trigger Animator Sushio Draws Billboard Ad for Dental Clinic

― Trigger animator and illustrator Sushio posted several photos on Twitter on Thursday showing an illustration he drew for a billboard advertisement. The ad is for a dental clinic named "Momoi Dental Clinic," which is located in Tokyo's Suginami ward. じゃじゃーん!通ってる歯医者の看板のイラスト描いたのだ! pic.twitter.com/cfJxGzfTOo— スシオグミカンパニー🌻 (@sushio_) December 13, 2018 The advertisement displays Sushio's iconic style for...
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Fairy Fencer F: Advent Dark Force Game's Switch Version Slated for January in the West

― Idea Factory International announced on Thursday that it will release Fairy Fencer F: Advent Dark Force for Nintendo Switch in North America in January. Ghostlight announced on Friday that it will release the game in Europe in January. The game will be digital only, and it will include all 25 DLC from the original PlayStation 4 release. Idea Factory International describes the game: In a land fill...
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Manga Answerman - What exactly does a “manga editor” do?

Industry legend and Dark Horse manga editor Carl Horn joins Deb this week for a little enlightenment on what exactly a "manga editor" does. ― What exactly does a “manga editor” do, on both the Japanese side and the English localization side? In my conversations with manga editors in Japan and manga editors in N. America, the basic difference is that the manga editors in Japan are more responsible fo...
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Hoshin Engi Musical Reveals 7 More Visuals

Visuals preview Taikōbō, Kō Hiko, Taiitsu Shinjin, Ōma, Kōyūken, Bunchū ― The official website for the stage musical adaptation of Ryu Fujisaki's Hoshin Engi manga revealed a key visual and six more character visuals on Friday. Shōhei Hashimoto as Taikōbō Jun Takamatsu as Kō Hiko Kentarō Araki as Taiitsu Shinjin Kazuma Aoki as Ōma Kento Muto as Kōyūken Hiroshi Hatanaka as Bunchū The previously reveal...
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Watashi ni Tenshi ga Maiorita! Anime's Video Previews Ending Theme

Series premieres on January 8 ― The official website for the television anime of Nanatsu Mukunoki's Watashi ni Tenshi ga Maiorita! (An Angel Flew Down to Me!) manga began streaming the second promotional video for the series on Saturday. The video previews the group Wataten☆5's ending theme song "Happy Happy Friends." The anime will premiere on Tokyo MX on January 8. The series will then also air on ...
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Dragon Ball Super: Broly Anime Film's TV Ads Streamed

Film opened in Japan on Friday ― Toei began streaming three television commercials for the Dragon Ball Super: Broly film on Friday. The film had its world premiere event at Nippon Budokan on November 14 and opened in Japan on December 14. The English dub had its world premiere at the TCL Chinese Theater in Hollywood on December 13, and the film will open in the United States and Canada on January 16....
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2019 Doraemon Film Reveals Trailer, Visual, More Cast

Film about moon civilization opens in Japan on March 1 ― The staff of Eiga Doraemon no Nobita no Getsumen Tansaki (Doraemon the Movie: Chronicle of the Moon Exploration), the Doraemon franchise's 39th film, revealed the second trailer, a poster visual, and additional cast on Friday. The trailer previews Dai Hirai's theme song "The Gift." Junko Minagawa will play the mysterious transfer student Luka (...
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Futari H's Aki Katsu Launches New Manga About Woman Who Marries 2 Men

Manga launched online on December 7 ― Manga artist Aki Katsu launched a new manga titled 3 Partner Hajimemashita!! (We started 3 partnership!!) on Shogakukan's "e Big Comic 4" website on December 7. The next chapter will be available on January 4. The manga is about a love between three people, in particular a woman who marries two men. Katsu explained in a comment that his intent was to portray a di...
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New Toei Manga Matsuri Omnibus Anime Project Previewed in Video

New film opening in April to feature Butt Detective, Bakutsuri Bar Hunter, Uchi no 3 Shimai ― Toei began streaming a teaser video for the revival of its Toei Manga Matsuri omnibus film series after 29 years. The new omnibus film will open on April 26, 2019. Toei screened the Toei Manga Matsuri film series from 1969 through 1990 during long break periods such as the summer or winter break to advertise...
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Jun Fukuyama, Katsuyuki Konishi Join Cast of Laidbackers Theatrical Anime Project

Theatrical project opens in Japan next spring ― The official website for Studio Gokumi's Laidbackers theatrical anime project revealed cast members on Friday for two previously announced characters. The new cast includes: Katsuyuki Konishi as Leonard, the owner of an Indian restaurant next door to the candy shop. Jun Fukuyama as Ron, the owner of a Chinese restaurant next door to the candy shop. The ...
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Ikki Tousen Western Wolves Anime Previews 1st Episode in Video

3-episode series airs on TV starting on January 3 before home video release on February 27 ― Media Factory began streaming a preview video on Friday for the first episode of Ikki Tousen Western Wolves, the newest anime entry in the Ikki Tousen franchise. The three-episode OVA will ship on Blu-ray Disc and DVD on February 27. The anime will also air on AT-X, with the first episode airing on January 3 ...
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Saga of Tanya the Evil Anime Film Reveals New Key Visual, Character Visuals

Film opens in Japan on February 8 ― The official website for the anime adaptation of Carlo Zen and Shinobu Shinotsuki's Saga of Tanya the Evil (Yōjo Senki) novel series revealed a third visual on Friday for the upcoming anime film. The site also revealed character visuals for the film. The characters from left to right include Tanya, Visha, Rerugen, Rudersdorf, Zettour, Drake, and Mary. The film will...
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'Final Fantasy XV: Episode Ardyn Prologue' Short Anime Reveals Key Art

― The official Twitter account for Square Enix's Final Fantasy XV game revealed the key art and logo on Friday for the "Final Fantasy XV: Episode Ardyn Prologue" short anime. A trailer for the anime will premiere on Saturday at 9:00 p.m. JST (7:00 a.m. EST). Final Fantasy XV "Episode Ardyn" DLC director Takefumi Terada stated the anime will "provide context as to why Ardyn became wild for revenge." ...
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Circlet Princess Anime Reveals 2nd Promo Video, New Key Visual

Series premieres on January 8 ― The official website for the television anime adaptation of DMM Games' Circlet Princess web role-playing game began streaming the show's second promotional video on Friday. The video previews Miyuki Hashimoto's opening theme song "HEAT:Moment." The video also reveals that the show will premiere in Japan on Tokyo MX on January 8 at 11:00 p.m., before airing on AT-X on J...
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Date A Live III Anime Premieres on January 11

― The official Twitter account for the franchise based on Koushi Tachibana's Date A Live light novel series revealed on Friday that Date A Live III, the third television anime season in the franchise, will premiere on January 11. The anime will premiere on AT-X on January 11 at 9:30 p.m., before airing later that evening on Tokyo MX and KBS Kyoto. The series will also air on TV Aichi, Sun TV, TVQ Br...
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Domestic Girlfriend TV Anime's New Promo Video Previews Ending Theme (Updated)

Hikaru Midorikawa, Daisuke Hirakawa, Kenjiro Tsuda join cast ― DMM Pictures began streaming a new promotional video on Friday for the television anime adaptation of Kei Sasuga's Domestic Girlfriend (Domestic na Kanojo) manga. The video previews Arisa Takigawa's ending theme song "Wagamama" (Selfish). The anime's website has also revealed three more cast members: Hikaru Midorikawa as Reiji Kariya Dais...
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Mob Psycho 100 II Anime's 2nd Promo Video Reveals, Previews Opening Theme

Akira Ishida, M.A.O, more join cast for series premiering on January 7 ― The official website for Mob Psycho 100 II, BONES' second anime season of ONE's Mob Psycho 100 manga, began streaming the show's second promotional video on Friday. The video reveals and previews MOB CHOIR feat. sajou no hana's opening theme song "99.9." sajou no hana will perform the ending theme song "Memosepia." The site also...
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Game Designer, Animator Mayumi Hirota Passes Away

Worked on character designs for Fire Emblem: Thracia 776, Tear Ring Saga ― Illustrator and manga creator Junko Morozumi announced on Thursday that illustrator Mayumi Hirota passed away "a few days ago." Morozumi did not give an exact date. Hirota's family held a private funeral. Hirota was best known as the illustrator for the Fire Emblem: Thracia 776 game for the Super Famicom. Hirota also worked on...
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Kemono Friends 2 Anime Reveals Design for New Child Character Kyururu

― The official Twitter account for the Kemono Friends franchise revealed a new character visual on Friday for Kemono Friends 2, the anime's second season. The below character visual is of the new human child character Kyururu, voiced by Yui Ishikawa. The anime will premiere on January 7 at 26:05 a.m. (effectively January 8 at 2:05 a.m.) on TV Tokyo and TV Osaka. Other channels airing the show includ...
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Eleven Arts to Rescreen A Silent Voice Anime Film on January 28, 31

― Fathom Events revealed in a video on Friday that Eleven Arts' new screening the anime film A Silent Voice will take place on January 28 (with subtitles) and January 31 (with an English dub). Naoko Yamada and Kyoto Animation's anime film is based on Yoshitoki Oima's manga of the same name. Anime Limited screened the film with English subtitles in the United Kingdom and Ireland in March 2017. Eleven...
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Sound! Euphonium: Chikai no Finale Film Unveils New Cast, Visual

Returning staff also revealed for April 19 film ― The official website for Kyoto Animation's Sound! Euphonium franchise revealed a new visual, staff, and cast on Friday for the Gekijōban Hibike! Euphonium: Chikai no Finale (Sound! Euphonium The Movie: Oath's Finale), the second of two planned new films in the franchise. The film will open in Japan on April 19. The cast members new to the film include...
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Release the Spyce Smartphone Game Adds New Character, Organization

Mayu Sagara voices new character Hisui Munechika, part of new "Nagi no Butai" organization ― The official Twitter account for AltPlus and TriFort's Release the Spyce secret fragrance game based on the Release the Spyce original anime revealed a new character for the game on Monday. The character is named Hisui Munechika, and is voiced by Mayu Sagara. The character is part of a new organization of bla...
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Be Love Magazine Switches to Monthly Publication

― The first 2019 issue of Kodansha's Be Love magazine is revealing on Saturday that the magazine will switch to a monthly publishing schedule beginning with the next issue, which will ship on December 28. The issue after that will ship on February 1, after which the magazine will publish a new issue on the first of every month. The magazine previously published new issues on the first and 15th of ev...
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Gundam Thunderbolt Manga Resumes, Ohtagaki Changes Art Style

Manga went on hiatus on September due to inflammation surrounding Ohtagaki's left hand tendons ― Yasuo Ohtagaki resumed his Mobile Suit Gundam Thunderbolt manga in the first 2019 issue of Shogakukan's Big Comic Superior magazine on Friday. Ohtagaki put the manga on hiatus in September due to tenosynovitis (inflammation surrounding the tendons). In a message accompanying the manga's resumption, Ohtaga...
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2019 Crayon Shin-Chan Film's Trailer, Teaser Preview Australia Setting

27th film in franchise opens on April 19 ― The official website for the Crayon Shin-chan anime films began streaming a trailer and teaser video on Friday for Eiga Crayon Shin-chan Shinkon Ryokō Hurricane ~Ushinawareta Hiroshi~ (Crayon Shin-chan the Movie: Honeymoon Hurricane, Lost Hiroshi), the series' 27th film. The film will open in Japan on April 19. The anime is set in Australia and follows the N...
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Rinshi!! Ekoda-chan TV Anime Reveals Cast, January 8 Premiere

Romi Park, Suzuko Mimori, Haruka Ishida, Chiemi Chiba, Mika Doi, 7 more star in nightlife comedy anime ― The official website for the new television anime adaptation of Yukari Takinami's Rinshi!! Ekoda-chan four-panel comedy manga revealed its cast and January 8 premiere date on Friday. The anime will be made in an omnibus format, with each episode having a different director, character designer, voi...
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Girly Air Force Anime's Promo Video Previews Opening Song

Run Girls, Run! perform opening song "Break the Blue" for January 10 anime ― The official website for Satelight's television anime of Kōji Natsumi's Girly Air Force light novel series began streaming the anime's second promotional video on Friday. The video previews the anime's opening theme song "Break the Blue" by Run Girls, Run! The series will premiere on AT-X on January 10 at 11:00 p.m., before ...

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Descending Stories: Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju Manga Gets 2 New Chapters

Debuting on December 28, February 1 in Be Love magazine ― The first 2019 issue of Kodansha's Be Love magazine is revealing on Saturday that Haruko Kumota will draw two new side story chapters for the Descending Stories: Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju manga. The new chapters will appear in the next two issues of the magazine on December 28 and February 1 with color pages. (The magazine is switching to a ...
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Nintendo Sues California Man for Selling Modified Switch, NES Classic Consoles

Defendant allegedly sold "modification services" for Switch ― Nintendo of America filed a civil suit against a Orange County, California resident Mikel Euskaldunak and other unknown defendants on Tuesday for modifying Nintendo hardware to play unauthorized games and selling them illegally. According to the complaint, Euskaldunak had a page on the sales website OfferUp in which he would sell "modifica...
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Hachinantte Sore wa Inai Deshō! Fantasy Light Novels Get Anime

About normal company worker who wakes up in fantasy world inside 5-year-old's body ― Kadokawa revealed on Friday that an anime adaptation of Y.A.'s Hachinantte Sore wa Inai Deshō! (The Eighth Son? That Can't Be Right!) light novel series has been green-lit. The announcement did not reveal the format or debut date for the anime. The light novels' illustrator Fuzichoco (R.O.D Rehabilitation) drew an il...
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Pokémon the Movie: The Power of Us Anime Available on iTunes, Google Play, Amazon

Pokémon the Movie: The Power of Us (Gekijōban Pocket Monster: Minna no Monogatari), the 21st film in the Pokémon franchise, is now available for rent or digital purchase on iTunes, Google Play, and Amazon Prime Video in some regions. The film had a release through Fathom Events in the United States from November 24 through December 3 and earned US$789,170 at the box office. The Pokémon Company des...
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Karakai Jozu no Takagi-san Manga Has Important Announcement in January

― The official website for Shogakukan's Monthly Shonen Sunday magazine revealed on Wednesday that Sōichirō Yamamoto's Karakai Jōzu no Takagi-san (Teasing Master Takagi-san) manga will have an important announcement in the February issue on January 11. The magazine's January issue shipped on Wednesday. Yamamoto launched the manga in Gessan mini, the accompanying booklet to Shogakukan's Gessan (Monthl...
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Zombie Land Saga's Undead Idols Appear in Rolling Stone Japan Magazine

― The girls of Franchouchou are making their debut on a cover of Rolling Stone!... Sort of. Zombie Land Saga's Sakura, Saki, and Lily feature on a bonus poster, designed to look like a magazine cover, that will bundle with Rolling Stone Japan vol.5. The poster accompanies a feature on the Zombie Land Saga anime, which Rolling Stone Japan refers to as "this seasons anime dark horse." The feature will...

Toonami Lineup Drops Back Down an Hour

Block returns to 11:00 p.m. start time ― The official Facebook page for Adult Swim's Toonami block announced a new schedule on Thursday. Starting on January 5, the lineup will be: 11:00 p.m. – Dragon Ball Super 11:30 p.m. – Boruto: Naruto Next Generations 12:00 a.m. – My Hero Academia 12:30 a.m. – Mob Psycho 100 1:00 a.m. – Megalobox 1:30 a.m. – Jojo's Bizarre Adventure: Diamond is Unbreakable 2:00 a...
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This Week in Anime - Akane is the Real Protagonist of SSSS.Gridman

This mecha series has changed a lot as the story has shifted to focus on its villains. Micchy and Andy discuss why Akane is the true heart of Gridman's story. ― SSSS.Gridman has changed a lot as the series has shifted to focus on its villains. This week, Micchy and Andy discuss why Akane is the real heart of Gridman's story. Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed by the participants in this ch...
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Pokémon GO Game Launches Trainer Battle Feature

Smartphone game's new player-versus-player battles have 3 leagues ― Niantic launched the Trainer Battles feature in its Pokémon GO smartphone game on Wednesday. The features allows player-versus-player battles in the game. Players can battle any player they encounter by scanning a special QR code. Most players must be nearby each other to use the feature, but Ultra and Best Friends in the game can ba...
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Japan's Animation TV Ranking, December 3-9

GeGeGe no Kitarō, Hugtto! Precure, Oshiri Tantei make top 10 Destiny - Kamakura Monogatari, the live-action film of Ryohei Saigan's Kamakura Monogatari manga, aired on NTV on Friday, December 7 at 9:00 p.m. and earned an 11.4% rating. The Yo-kai Watch Shadowside: Oni-ō no Fukkatsu anime film aired on TV Tokyo Friday, December 7 at 5:55 p.m. and earned a 2.2% rating. The live-action television serie...
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Touhou Genso Wanderer: Lotus Labyrinth Game Delayed to Early Summer 2019

― Aqua Style announced on Thursday that it is delaying Fushigi no Gensokyo: Lotus Labyrinth, the latest installment in its Fushigi no Gensokyo (Touhou Genso Wanderer) roguelike game series, to early summer 2019. The developer previously announced that it would release the game for PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch in Japan on April 25. Fushigi no Gensokyo 3 -The Tower of Desire-, the third installme...
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One Piece Stampede Film's Teaser Streamed in English

Film opens on August 9 in Japan ― Toei Animation began streaming an English version of the teaser trailer for One Piece Stampede, the 14th film in the One Piece franchise, on Thursday. The film will open in theaters in Japan on August 9, in celebration of the anime's 20th anniversary. The latest anime film in the One Piece franchise, One Piece Film Gold, opened in Japan in July 2016. Funimation scree...
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NisiOisin Novel Characters Appear in Crossover Monogatari Novel

― Characters from various NisiOisin novels will appear in a new crossover book that Kodansha Box will publish. The short novel collection, titled Mazemonogatari (Mix Story), will be the first time that characters from other NisiOisin stories appear in the Monogatari series. NisiOisin is best known for writing the Monogatari and Zaregoto series, both of which have been adapted into anime. He is also ...
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Run with the Wind ‒ Episode 11

"We already knew the team needed him, but this episode showed us that Shindo needs the team just as much."
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Final Fantasy XV Game's Final Fantasy XIV Collaboration, Comrades Launch Trailers Streamed

“Adventurer from Another World” quest, Final Fantasy XV Multiplayer: Comrades standalone game launched on Thursday ― Square Enix began streaming a launch trailer for the collaboration between the Final Fantasy XV and Final Fantasy XIV games on Thursday. The quest launched as a free download on Thursday (December 12 in North America). Square Enix describes the collaboration: Available now to all Final...
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Crunchyroll Adds Girls Beyond the Wasteland, ClassicaLoid 2 Anime to Catalog

2 more anime added from Sentai Filmworks ― Crunchyroll added two English-subtitled titles from Sentai Filmworks to its catalog on Wednesday. Girls Beyond the Wasteland is available in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa, Sweden, Norway, Netherlands, Finland, Denmark, Iceland, and Central and South America. ClassicaLoid 2 is available in the United States, Canada, United K...
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Sentai Filmworks' No. 6 Anime License Expires

― Sentai Filmworks announced on Thursday that its home video release for No. 6 is going out of print. Sentai Filmworks confirmed with ANN that its license has expired. Sentai Filmworks licensed the anime in 2011 and released it on Blu-ray Disc and DVD in 2012. The Blu-ray Disc release is still available on sale on Sentai's store for US$9.99. The anime adaption of Atsuko Asano's novels aired in 2011,...
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YouTuber Builds Official Life-Sized Bumblebee Transformer

― YouTuber James Bruton — who describes himself on his channel as a "former toy designer, YouTube maker and general robotics, electrical and mechanical engineer" — has built a life-sized Bumblebee Transformer in anticipation for the upcoming live-action Bumblebee film, which is scheduled for release in the United States on December 21. Bruton says that Paramount Pictures asked him to build the model...
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Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr.'s Journey Game's Overview Trailer Streamed

Remake with new chapter launches on December 27 in Japan, January in the West ― Nintendo began streaming an overview trailer for its Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr.'s Journey remake game for Nintendo 3DS on Thursday. The game will ship in Japan on December 27, January 11 in North America, and January 25 in Europe. The original game shipped for the Nintendo DS in 2009. The game's sto...
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Dead or Alive 6 Game's Trailer Reveals Brad Wong, Eliot

Fighting game slated for February 15 ― Koei Tecmo America began streaming a new video for Team Ninja's Dead or Alive 6 fighting game on Sunday. The video reveals that "The Drunken Fighter" Brad Wong and "The Apprentice of the Iron Fist" Eliot are joining the roster of playable characters. The game will launch for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC via Steam on February 15, 2019. The game will also get a...
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'Disaster' Chosen as 2018 Kanji of the Year

2nd most-popular kanji was "peace" ― The Japan Kanji Aptitude Testing Foundation announced on Wednesday in a ceremony that the kanji character 災 (sai), meaning disaster or misfortune, is the 2018 Kanji of the Year. 昨日、晴天の中、2018年「#今年の漢字」の発表を無事に終えることができました。ご応募いただいた皆様に心より御礼申し上げます。揮毫された「災」の大書は、12月21日(金)まで清水寺で展示し、12月22日(土)からは、京都・祇園の #漢字ミュージアム で展示します。https://t.co/cx00rBkbOE pic.twitter.com/sStjo5zKOa— 2018...
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Citrus+ Manga Launches on December 18

― Amazon's listing for the February 2019 issue (pictured right) of Ichijinsha's Comic Yuri Hime magazine states that Saburouta's Citrus+ spinoff manga will launch in the issue. The issue will ship on December 18. The October issue of the magazine revealed in August that the manga would launch this winter. Saburouta's main Citrus manga ended in the same issue. Saburouta launched the main manga in Ich...
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The Promised Neverland Anime's 6th Ad Previews Opening Theme

The official Twitter account for the television anime adaptation of Kaiu Shirai and Posuka Demizu's The Promised Neverland (Yakusoku no Neverland) manga began streaming the show's sixth television commercial on Thursday. The video previews UVERworld's opening theme song "Touch off." アニメ #約ネバ 新CM公先ほど #ノイタミナ 内で放映したCM第6弾がコチhttps://t.co/Bo6XOS4bAOOPテーマ:UVERworld「Touch off」バージョンということで、CM第4弾より長く音源を聴くことが...
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This Week in Games - Retrogame Roundups Rated

Todd guest-hosts and roots through this year's retro-game compilations! Plus Panzer Dragoon, Doraemon, and Smash Bros. speculation! ― Well, here I am, guest-hosting again and just in time for the holidays. Winter and Christmas are upon us, and that's relevant because this the only season with which I associate certain games. I'll go through spring, summer, and fall without much thought, but when wint...
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Live-Action Cheer Boys!! Film Unveils More Cast, Teaser, Poster Visual

Ayumi Ito, Kurumi Shimizu, Erika Karata, Chihiro Yamamoto join cast of May film ― The official website for the live-action film adaptation of Ryō Asai's Cheer Danshi!! (Cheer Boys!!) novel revealed additional cast members, a teaser video, a poster visual, and the May 2019 premiere on Thursday. The four newly revealed female cast members are: (left to right in image above) Ayumi Ito as Satsuki Takagi ...
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'How clumsy you are, Miss Ueno' Anime Reveals Ending Song

Cast performs theme for January series ― The official Twitter account for the television anime of tugeneko's Ueno-san wa Bukiyō (How clumsy you are, Miss Ueno) manga revealed on Thursday that three of the anime's voice cast members will perform the ending theme song "My Pace Science." The cast members who will perform the song are Yū Serizawa (voice of Ueno), Aimi Tanaka (Tanaka), and Akari Kageyama ...
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New Game!! - Season Two BD/DVD

New Game’s second season improves on the first while still staying true to its core appeal. Nick Creamer cheers on this charming sequel. ― The first season of New Game! was a very pleasant time all around, presenting the trials and tribulations of a small game development studio with all the coziness it could possibly afford. New Game!'s gentle slice of life storytelling meant it didn't really succee...
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Monster Hunter: World, Dragon Ball FighterZ, Pokemon Go, More Win at CBS' Inaugural Gamers Choice Awards

Super Mario Party also voted as Fan Favorite Family-Friendly Multiplayer Game ― CBS' inaugural Gamers' Choice Awards announced its winners on Sunday. The following awards were given to Japanese-developed games: Fan Favorite Fighting Game: DragonBall FighterZ Fan Favorite Family-Friendly Multiplayer Game: Super Mario Party Fan Favorite Role-Playing Game: Monster Hunter: World Fan Favorite Mobile Game...
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Kiss of the Rose Princess' Aya Shouoto Launches New Manga on December 20

New manga about supernatural artist is titled Tsukigami to Bonbon ― Square Enix's Gangan Online website revealed on Monday that Aya Shouoto's new manga is titled Tsukigami to Bonbon (third from left in picture below), which will launch on the site on December 20. Rito Kohsaka will also launch a new manga on the site on December 20 titled Watashi no Shiawase no Kekkon (My Happy Marriage, rightmost in ...
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Kōya no Kotobuki Hikōtai Smartphone Game's Video Previews Game Features

Smartphone air combat RPG based on original anime debuts in winter 2019 ― Bandai Namco Entertainment began streaming a promotional video for its Kōya no Kotobuki Hikōtai - Ōzora no Take Off Girls! (Kotobuki - The Wasteland Squadron: Take Off Girls of the Sky!) smartphone game on Thursday. The video previews the game's features, including pilot and plane customization, and aerial combat. The game will...
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GeGeGe no Kitarō Manga Gets Special New Chapter

New chapter centers on Edo yōkai in 1683 ― The January issue of Leed Publishing's Comic Ran Twins magazine published an all-new special one-shot chapter of the GeGeGe no Kitarō manga titled "Kessen Atagosan" (Decisive Battle on Mt. Atago) on Thursday. The chapter is set in the third year of the Tenna period (1683 CE), with Kitaro and his companions uncovering the mysteries of the Edo yōkai. Mizuki Pr...
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Baki Gaiden - Scarface Spinoff Manga Gets Special Chapter on December 27

1-shot manga is set after Kaoru's fight with Spec ― This year's combined second and third issue of Akita Shoten's Weekly Shōnen Champion magazine revealed on Thursday that Keisuke Itagaki and Yukinao Yamauchi's Baki Gaiden - Scarface manga will have a special chapter that will debut on December 27. The one-shot will be set after Kaoru's fight with Spec. The manga has been on hiatus since May. The man...
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'This Boy' Franchise's Drama CD Project Gets English Release with Subtitles, Dub

Kuma Holdings to release drama CD project with BD release of 2 other This Boy anime titles ― Kuma Holdings announced through a video on Thursday that it will release This Boy Will Be Called a Villain (Kono Danshi, Akunin to Yobaremasu.), a drama CD that serves as the third installment in Soubi Yamamoto and Comix Wave Films' This Boy (Kono Danshi) franchise. Kuma Holdings is streaming a preview of the...
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Meiji Tokyo Renka TV Anime's 2nd Promo Video Reveals January 9 Premiere

Series adapts Broccoli's romance visual novel ― The official website for the television anime adaptation of Broccoli's Meiji Tokyo Renka romance visual novel began streaming the show's second promotional video on Thursday. The video previews KENN's opening theme song "Tsukiakari no Rhapsodia." The video reveals that the show will premiere on Tokyo MX on January 9 at 11:00 p.m., before airing later th...
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Dororo TV Anime's 3rd Promo Video Reveals, Previews amazarashi's Ending Theme

Series premieres on January 7 with stream exclusively on Amazon Prime Video inside, outside of Japan ― The official website for the second television anime adaptation of Osamu Tezuka's Dororo manga began streaming the third promotional video for the series on Thursday. The video reveals and previews amazarashi's ending theme song "Sayonara Gokko" (Make-Believe Goodbye). amazarashi wrote the song spec...
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Kasane's Daruma Matsuura Launches New Manga on December 25

Ima/Uzuko Iku Kohakuiro no Hate manga is 3-chapter mini-series ― The first 2019 issue of Kodansha's Evening magazine revealed on Tuesday that manga creator Daruma Matsuura will launch a mini-series manga titled Ima/Uzuko Iku Kohakuiro no Hate in the magazine on December 25. The manga will have three chapters. Matsuura posted a drawing for the manga on her Twitter account. Matsuura launched her Kasane...
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Ashita Sekai ga Owaru Toshitemo Anime Film's Trailer Previews Theme Song

Original film opens in Japan on January 25 ― The official website for Craftar Studios Inc.'s original anime film Ashita Sekai ga Owaru Toshitemo (Even if the World Will End Tomorrow) began streaming the film's full trailer on Thursday. The video previews Aimyon's theme song, also titled "Ashita Sekai ga Owaru Toshitemo." The site is also streaming the trailer in 60-second, 30-second, and 15-second ve...
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Live-Action Wotakoi: Love is Hard for Otaku Film Delayed to 2020

Film was originally slated to open in 2019 ― Toho revealed at a 2019 lineup presentation on Thursday that the live-action film adaptation of Fujita's Wotakoi: Love is Hard for Otaku (Otaku ni Koi wa Muzukashii) manga will now open in 2020. The film was originally slated for next year. Mitsuki Takahata (Napping Princess' Kokone Morikawa) and Kento Yamazaki (live-action Death Note series' L) are starri...
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Masaaki Yuasa's 'Kimi to, Nami ni Noretara' Anime Film Reveals More Staff, June 21 Debut

Reiko Yoshida pens script, Michiru Oshima composes music ― Toho revealed at a 2019 lineup presentation on Thursday that director Masaaki Yuasa's Kimi to, Nami ni Noretara anime film will open in Japan on June 21, 2019. The film's tentative English title is "Riding a Wave with You." Reiko Yoshida (Lu over the Wall, A Silent Voice, Liz and the Blue Bird) is writing the film's script, and Michiru Oshima...
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New Revue Starlight Manga Launches in January

Tsubaki Ayasugi draws new manga for franchise ― The January issue of Kadokawa's Monthly Bushiroad magazine revealed on December 7 that Bushiroad and Nelke Planning's Shōjo☆Kageki Revue Starlight franchise will receive a new manga titled Shōjo☆Kageki Revue Starlight #2 Transition by Tsubaki Ayasugi. The manga will launch in the magazine's next issue on January 8. Ayasugi also draws the Butai Shōjo Sho...

2019 Pokémon Film Reveals Title, July 12 Premiere

Mew Two no Gyakushū Evolution title is reference to 1st film in franchise ― Film distributor Toho revealed during a 2019 lineup presentation on Thursday that the 22nd film in the Pokémon franchise is titled Mew Two no Gyakushū Evolution (Mew Two's Counterattack Evolution). The film will open in Japan on July 12, 2019. The screenings of this year's film, Pokémon the Movie: The Power of Us (Gekijōban P...

Makoto Shinkai's New Anime Film Reveals Title, Story, July 19 Debut

Tenki no Ko: Weathering With You film centers on girl who can stop rain ― Comix Wave Films announced on Thursday that Makoto Shinkai's new anime film is titled Tenki no Ko: Weathering With You (Weather Child: Weathering With You), and the film will open in Japan on July 19, 2019. The tagline on the above image reads, "This is the story of the world's secret that only she and I know." In the film's st...
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Yowamushi Pedal: Spare Bike Spinoff Manga Enters College Arc in January

Previous arc focused on Hiroshima Kureminami's Eikichi Machimiya ― The January issue of Akita Shoten's Bessatsu Shōnen Champion magazine revealed on Wednesday that Wataru Watanabe's Yowamushi Pedal: Spare Bike spinoff manga will enter a new "College Arc" in the magazine's next issue on January 12. The manga will have a color opening page and will be featured on the issue's front cover. The Yowamushi ...
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2nd Shimajirō Anime Film's Trailer Previews Momoiro Clover Z Song

Film opens in Japan on March 15 ― The official website for Benesse Corporation's Shimajirō anime franchise unveiled a new trailer and visual on Thursday for Shimajirō to Ururu no Heroland, the second film in the franchise. The trailer reveals and previews the film's theme song "Hero" by Momoiro Clover Z. The film will open in Japan on March 15. The film's story is set in Heroland, a world created by ...
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Live-Action Kūbo Ibuki Film Casts Original Characters

Kiichi Nakai, Tsubasa Honda, Yuki Saito 7 more join cast for film ― The official website for the live-action film adaptation of Osamu Eya and Kaiji Kawaguchi's Kūbo Ibuki (Aircraft Carrier Ibuki) manga revealed additional cast members for the film on Thursday. All the new characters are original characters for the film. The new cast includes: (Top row, left to right): Kiichi Nakai as Keiichi Nakano, ...
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Liz and the Blue Bird Anime Film Gets Vancouver Screening in January

January 2, 3 screening is only screening for Canada currently scheduled ― The Vancouver International Film Festival website is listing a Canadian screening for Kyoto Animation and Naoko Yamada's Liz and the Blue Bird anime film at the Vancity Theatre in Vancouver on January 2 and 3. Eleven Arts confirmed with ANN that this screening is currently the only planned screening for Canada. The film opened ...
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Live-Action Monster Hunter Film Casts Hirona Yamazaki

Yamazaki plays Handler character in live-action film starring Milla Jovovich, Tony Jaa ― Sony Pictures revealed on Thursday that actress Hirona Yamazaki will join its live-action film adaptation of CAPCOM's Monster Hunter action game franchise. Yamazaki will play the Handler, a character who supports the efforts of Artemis and the Hunter. A similar Handler character also appeared in the recent Monste...
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Kanoko Sakurakoji's Black Bird Manga Gets Stage Play in March

Supernatural manga ran from 2007-2012 ― The January 2019 issue of Shogakukan's Betsucomi magazine revealed on Thursday that Kanoko Sakurakoji's Black Bird manga is inspiring a stage play adaptation that will run at the Ginza Hakuhinkan Theater in Tokyo from March 27 to 31. Viz Media published all volumes of the manga in North America, and it describes the story: There is a world of myth and magic tha...
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Sentai Filmworks Posts English-Subtitled Videos for Made in Abyss Films

Sentai Filmworks screens both compilation films in U.S. theaters in 2019 ― Sentai Filmworks began streaming two English-subtitled preview videos for the Made in Abyss compilation films on Wednesday. Sentai Filmworks will screen both films in theaters in the United States in 2019. The first Made in Abyss film, Made in Abyss: Tabidachi no Yoake (Journey's Dawn), will open in Japan on January 4, followe...
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Fathom Events Unveils English-Dubbed Video for Modest Heroes Anime Anthology Film

GKIDS, Fathom Events to screen Studio Ponoc anime on January 10, 12 ― Fathom Events began streaming an English-dubbed video on Wednesday for it and GKIDS' screening of Studio Ponoc's anthology film Modest Heroes: Ponoc Short Film Theater, Volume 1. The screenings will screen in 500 U.S. theaters on January 10 and January 12. Screenings on Thursday, January 10 at 7 p.m. local time will be English dubb...

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Your Wish Has Been Granted: adidas' Final DBZ Shoes Collaboration Features Shenron

adidas announced on Tuesday that it is concluding its Dragon Ball Z shoes collection with two designs based on the title dragon himself, Shenron. The shoes will be available for purchase on December 22. The first pair is decked out in the Shenron green, with a gold panel on the heel to represent the dragon's underbelly. The second, an adidas Originals store exclusive, keeps the same basic design b...
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Mirai Anime Film Earns US$672,652 in U.S. Screenings

Film screened in 700 U.S. theaters on November 29, December 5, December 8 ― Box Office Mojo is listing that Mamoru Hosoda's Mirai anime film has earned US$672,652 between November 29 and December 8. GKIDS and Fathom Events began screening the film in 700 U.S. theaters on November 29, and the film also screened on December 5 and December 8. GKIDS also held its own theatrical release in the United Stat...
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CLAMP, Katsuhiro Otomo, Shoji Kawamori, Range Murata Draw Flying Dog 10th Anniversary Shirts

Victor Entertainment's anime music label Flying Dog is celebrating its 10th anniversary with the "Flying Dog 10-Shūnen Kinen Live -Inu Fes!-" event on February 2. The event will be held at the main arena of Musashino Forest Sports Plaza in Tokyo. Popular manga and anime creators CLAMP, Katsuhiro Otomo, Shoji Kawamori, Range Murata are contributing to the celebration by providing special T-shirt de...
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The Royal Tutor Anime Film's Trailer Introduces Sadistic Twin Princes

Shōgo Sakamoto returns to perform theme song ― Avex began streaming a trailer for the upcoming The Royal Tutor anime film on Thursday. The video introduces the new characters Ivan Aleksandrovich Romano and Eugene Aleksandrovich Romano, the sadistic "Twin Princes" of the Romano kingdom, and reveals that Shōgo Sakamoto is performing the film's theme song "Parallel na Kankei" (Parallel Connection). Saka...
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Japanese Comic Ranking, December 3-9

One Piece, Attack on Titan, My Hero Academia, Haikyu!!, One-Punch Man in top 5 ― Rank Title Est. Weekly Copies Est. Total Copies Release Date Publisher Author Highest Rank Weeks on List 1 One Piece 91 1,510,524 1,514,459 2018/12 Shueisha Eiichiro Oda 1 2 2 Attack on Titan 27 504,390 504,390 2018/12 Kodansha Hajime Isayama 2 1 3 My Hero Academia 21 389,393 389,830 2018/12 Shueisha Kohei Horikoshi 3 1...
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Stuntmen Recreate Super Smash Bros. Ultimate in Real Life

Also: cops play gamers after being called for launch-day noise ― Fans around the world are reveling in all that the new Super Smash Bros. Ultimate crossover fighting game has to offer. Even before the launch, the title's impressive pre-order sales proved that Ultimate would be a special installment in the franchise. The game launched last Friday, and fans are still riding the hype train since The Gam...
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Japan's Video Game Rankings, December 3-9

Super Smash Brothers Ultimate debuts at #1 ― Japan's Game Ranking: December 3-9 Rank System Title Maker Release Date Weekly Copies Total Copies 4Gamer Reader Review 1NSwSuper Smash Brothers Ultimate (Including Bundled Editions) Nintendo December 7 1,220,535 1,220,535 2NSw Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu!/Pokémon: Let's Go, Eevee! (Including Bundled Editions) Pokémon November 16 93,787 1,012,247 80 3NSwSup...
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Spike Chunsoft's Zanki Zero Game Launches on March 19 in the West

Game to launch for PS4/PC, not PS Vita ― Spike Chunsoft, Inc., Spike Chunsoft's newly established North American subsidiary, announced on Wednesday that its Zanki Zero: Last Beginning will launch for PlayStation 4 and PC on March 19. The company began streaming an English-dubbed trailer. The game will have a physical and digital release for PlayStation 4. The PlayStation 4 launch edition will include...

New City Hunter Anime Film Reveals Title, New Trailer, Additional Cast

TM Network's song "Get Wild" confirmed as ending theme ― The official website for the new anime film adaptation of Tsukasa Hojo's City Hunter manga announced the film's full title, Gekijōban City Hunter: Shinjuku Private Eyes (City Hunter the Movie: Shinjuku Private Eyes) and more additional cast on Thursday. The website also unveiled a new trailer and visual. Like the previous video, the new trailer...
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TV Job Documentary Features Voice Actor Hiroshi Kamiya

NHK's Professional Shigoto no Ryūgi (Professional: Work Style) documentary television program highlights the working lives of people in various professions in Japan. The official website for Tokyo News Tsūshinsha's Weekly TV Guide magazine revealed on Wednesday that voice actor Hiroshi Kamiya will be the focus of the episode that will debut on January 14. According to TV Guide, there were only abo...
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Tokyo Ghoul:re Call to Exist Game Delayed to 2019

The official website for the Tokyo Ghoul:re Call to Exist game announced on Thursday that the game's release has been delayed from winter 2018 to an unspecified date in 2019. Bandai Namco Entertainment staff noted that they want to improve the quality of the game. Bandai Namco Entertainment America will release the third-person survival action game for PS4 and PC via Steam in the West. The game wi...
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Funimation President Talks Netflix's Evangelion Acquisition: 'We'd Do Better at Brand-Managing'

― Funimation Entertainment president Gen Fukunaga recently spoke to news website Polygon about Netflix's acquisition of the streaming rights to the Neon Genesis Evangelion television anime. In short, he doesn't think Netflix will do right by the series. "I'm 100-percent sure that we'd have done a much better job brand-managing it and turning it back into what it was," he told Polygon. Fukunaga's pri...
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Amazon Offers Marginal #4 Anime for Digital Purchase

― Amazon is now offering the MARGINAL #4 the Animation (Marginal#4 Kiss Kara Tsukuru Big Bang) television anime series for purchase in the United States. The 12-episode series is available digitally in Japanese with English subtitles. Funimation is listed as the network provider for the series. The anime premiered in January 2017. Crunchyroll streamed the series as it aired, and the anime is still a...
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Final Godzilla Anime Film Debuts on Netflix on January 9

Godzilla: The Planet Eater opened in Japan in November ― Netflix U.S. announced on Wednesday that it will debut Godzilla: The Planet Eater (Godzilla: Hoshi wo Kū Mono), the third and final film in the Godzilla anime film trilogy, on January 9. Netflix will also debut a separate film with the title Godzilla on January 1, but it did not specify which one. Godzilla: The Planet Eater opened in 158 Japane...
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Golden Kamuy ‒ Episode 22

"All these teams coming together promises a fun new arc for the story."
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Reset Game Manga Gets Live-Action Video

Yukihiko Tsutsumi directs, Mackenyu stars in video for Kanji Yoshikai's suspense manga ― The official YouTube channel for Comic Smart's free manga website Ganma! began streaming a live-action video for Kanji Yoshikai's Reset Game manga on Wednesday. Yukihiko Tsutsumi directed the video, and Mackenyu plays protagonist Seiichi in the video. The video's description notes that it is a project to mark the...
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Answerman - Do You Have To Be Outgoing To Work In The Industry?

Is being an extrovert a requirement for working in the anime industry? Do you have to be a social butterfly? Justin considers the angles. ― Tyler asked: One thing I've noticed with a lot of anime fans is they're either extremely extroverted or extremely introverted—there's very little middle ground. I know a good number of voice actors who claim to be introverted, yet they attend cons that would pou...
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Thunderbolt Fantasy Sword Seekers 2 ‒ Episode 11

"With just two episodes left, it's hard to imagine how this season might conclude, but that's what's so fun about this show – I have no idea where it's going, but I can still trust it to blow my mind."
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Toji no Miko's Koudai Kakimoto Directs BanG Dream! 2nd Season Anime

New staff animate January series at Sanzigen ― The official website for the BanG Dream! anime revealed the staff for the BanG Dream! 2nd Season anime on Wednesday. Koudai Kakimoto (Katana Maidens: Toji no Miko) is directing the series at SANZIGEN Animation Studio (Arpeggio of Blue Steel, Wooser's Hand-to-Mouth Life, BBK/BRNK). A promotional video revealed in May that Sanzigen would replace ISSEN and ...
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After the Rain Omnibus 1

This unconventional romance combines beautiful art with nuanced storytelling to deliver a truly unique coming-of-age story. Rebecca Silverman has the details. ― There's something deliberately uncomfortable about After the Rain's apparent central premise – that a seventeen-year-old girl is not only crushing on a forty-five-year-old man, but that she's persistent about acting on it, and he's not quite ...
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Rainy Cocoa side G Anime's Promo Video Streamed

5th season with new female cast premieres on January 8 ― The official YouTube channel for the Rainy Cocoa anime began streaming a promotional video for Rainy Cocoa side G, the fifth anime season, on Wednesday. Unlike the previous seasons, the Rainy Cocoa side G season will feature female main characters. Yōko, the daughter of the Rainy Color cafe's owner Kōji Amami, takes over as the acting manager o...
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Grisaia: Phantom Trigger Anime's New Promo Confirms Delay to March 15 With 90-Minute Screenings

1st 2 episodes also get Tokyo preview screening on January 26 ― The official website for Frontwing's Grisaia: Phantom Trigger game began streaming the second promotional video for the game's anime adaptation on Wednesday. The video announces that the anime will open on March 15 at Tokyo's EJ Anime Theater Shinjuku and at least three other theaters in Japan. Director and writer Tensho reported on Twit...
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Dōkyonin wa Hiza, Tokidoki, Atama no Ue Anime's New Promos Unveil More Cast

Tomokazu Sugita, Hisako Tōjō, Megumi Toyoguchi, Daisuke Ono join cast ― The official website for the television anime of Minatsuki and As Futatsuya's Dōkyonin wa Hiza, Tokidoki, Atama no Ue (My Housemate Is on My Lap, But Sometimes on My Head) manga began streaming collaboration promotional videos with "support team leader 'Neko no Suzume-chan'" on Wednesday. Both the website and the videos unveil ne...

BanG Dream! 2nd Season Anime Unveils Overseas Streaming, CD/BD Bundles, January 3 Debut, Ads

2-episode Blu-ray Discs to be bundled with CD singles ― The staff of the BanG Dream! anime revealed overseas streaming plans, a different Blu-ray Disc release format, the January 3 premiere date, new commercials, and a key visual for the anime's upcoming second season during a press conference on Wednesday. The below commercials each preview a band in the franchise. The anime will premiere on the Tok...
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Triage X Manga Artist Plans to End Series at 21st Volume

Manga launched in 2009, inspired 2015 TV anime ― Artist Shoji Sato said in an interview that media news website Natalie published last week that he plans to end the Triage X manga at around its 21st volume. Yen Press licensed the manga, and it describes the story: Mochizuki General Hospital boasts some of the most well-trained (and well-endowed) nurses in town. But though these ladies spend much of t...

1st New Twelve Kingdoms Novel Story in 6 Years Slated for 2019

Fuyumi Ono finished first draft at 2,500 manuscript pages ― Shinchosha's official website for Fuyumi Ono's The Twelve Kingdoms novel series revealed on Wednesday that Ono has finished the first draft for the newest work in the series. The work is slated for 2019. The draft for the "epic" story is 2,500 Japanese manuscript pages long, and it centers on the Kingdom of Tai. (Ono uses standard Japanese m...
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Fairy Tail: Final Season Anime Reveals New Theme Song Artists

THE RAMPAGE from EXILE TRIBE, EMPiRE debut songs on January 13 ― The official website for the Fairy Tail anime revealed the new theme songs for the anime on Monday. THE RAMPAGE from EXILE TRIBE will perform the new opening song "DOWN BY LAW," while EMPiRE will perform the new ending theme song "Pierce." Both songs will debut on January 13 in the franchise's 291st overall episode. The latest and final...

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23rd Detective Conan Film's Teaser Reveals Cast, Staff

Minami Takayama, Wakana Yamazaki, Rikiya Koyama, Kappei Yamaguchi return for April 12 film ― Toho began streaming a teaser video on Wednesday for Meitantei Conan: Konshō no Fist (Detective Conan: Fist of Blue Sapphire), the 23rd anime film in the Detective Conan franchise. The video reveals the film's staff and cast. Tomoka Nagaoka (assistant director on Detective Conan: The Crimson Love Letter) is d...
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Dimension High School Live-Action/Anime Show's Video Reveals New Cast, Theme Song, January 10 Debut

Shouta Aoi joins cast; 4 cast members sing opening song under "4 Dimensions" name ― The official Twitter account and website for the Chōjigen Kakumei Anime - Dimension High School (Super-Dimensional Revolution Anime - Dimension High School) original live-action/anime hybrid television show posted a new promotional video for the show on Wednesday. The video reveals another cast member, the opening the...
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Hayao Miyazaki's Nausicaa Manga Gets Kabuki Stage Play

Onoe Kikunosuke V, Nakamura Shichinosuke II play lead roles in December 2019 play ― Studio Ghibli producer Toshio Suzuki announced on Tuesday that Hayao Miyazaki's Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind manga is inspiring a kabuki stage play adaptation. The play will adapt the manga's entire story. G2 is directing the play, which will debut in December 2019. Onoe Kikunosuke V will play the titular protag...
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Studio BONES, Rie Matsumoto Animate Bump of Chicken Music Video for Lotte Snacks

Yuki Hayashi designs characters for 70th anniversary ad ― Japan-based confectionery company Lotte opened a special site on Wednesday to celebrate the 70th anniversary since its founding in 1948. The centerpiece of the commemorative website is a new animated ad from Studio BONES, featuring the song "Shinesekai" (New World) by the band Bump of Chicken. The short reunites the director and character desi...

New One Piece Stampede Anime Film Opens in August 2019

14th film in franchise celebrates 20th anniversary of TV anime ― The official website for the One Piece franchise announced on Wednesday that the franchise's new anime film is titled One Piece Stampede. It will open in theaters in Japan on August 9. Toei will distribute the film. The film celebrates the anime's 20th anniversary, and will be the 14th film in the franchise. The latest anime film in the...

Star Blazers: Space Battleship Yamato Anime Also Removed From Crunchyroll

Also: list of Funimation titles removed from Crunchyroll ― The Star Blazers: Space Battleship Yamato 2199 and Star Blazers: Space Battleship Yamato 2202 anime are now no longer streaming on Crunchyroll. The English-dubbed episodes are currently available on FunimationNow, but not the English-subtitled versions. Crunchyroll initially streamed both shows as part of its partnership with Funimation Ente...
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North American Anime, Manga Releases, December 9-15

Anime-Gataris, Dive!!, Konohana Kitan, Trickster anime; Dead Mount Death Play, Danganronpa 2, NE NE NE manga ship ― Anime Releases Title Publisher Suggested Retail Price Date Anime-Gataris BDPlease Funimation Entertainment US$64.98 December 11 Dive!! BDCite Sentai Filmworks US$59.98 December 11 Hentai Heaven Collection 5 BD (Adult)AnimeNewsNetwork Kitty Media US$34.99 December 14 Konohana Kitan BDPle...
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Couple Prepare For Their Big Day in Wedding Park's Anime Ad

Wedding information site Wedding Park, which gives word-of-mouth recommendations for venues, has released an animated advertisement online. Called "Let's Go Looking For a Wedding Venue!," the ad shows the Wedding Park mascot character Wepa appearing in front of a couple in the middle of their proposal. The heart-shaped mascot then takes the couple into a smartphone that shows them information abou...
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Crunchyroll Streams 2 Haikyu!! Compilation Films

Haikyu!! The Movie: Talent and Sense, Haikyu!! The Movie: Battle of Concepts now available streaming ― Crunchyroll added the Haikyu!! The Movie: Talent and Sense and Haikyu!! The Movie: Battle of Concepts compilation films to its streaming catalog on Tuesday. Crunchyroll previously screened Haikyu!! The Movie: Battle of Concepts in U.S. theaters in September. Both films opened in Japan in September 2...
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Kei Toume's Kūden Noise no Himegimi Manga Changes Magazines, Has New Title

Manga launched in 2016 in now-defunct Comic Birz magazine ― The first 2019 issue of Kodansha's Evening magazine revealed on Tuesday that Kei Toume is launching a "new" manga series in the magazine's third issue on January 9. The magazine's title is Kūden no Himegimi (Static Princess), and the advertisement features a character and plot summary that matches those of her earlier manga Kūden Noise no Hi...
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3, 2, 1... Tell Time! With Cowboy Bebop's Spike-Inspired Watch

This year marks the 20th anniversary of Cowboy Bebop, so there's no better time to celebrate the bounty-hunter space-western action drama series. Now, fans have the opportunity to own a watch inspired by the anime's protagonist Spike Spiegel. The face of the watch includes the text "I'm only watching a dream that I never a [sic] wakened from," which is one of Spike's famous quotes from the show. T...
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This Week in Anime - Is Hero Mask Worth Watching?

It's the newest sci fi crime thriller anime on Netflix, but in an overcrowded genre, does this series bring anything special to the table? Nick and Steve find out the hard way. ― Hero Mask is the newest sci fi crime thriller anime on Netflix, but in an overcrowded genre, does it bring anything special to the table? This week, Nick and Steve find out the hard way. Disclaimer: The views and opinions e...
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Highschool of the Dead Manga Artist Says 'It's Not Easy' to Draw Continuation

Manga's author passed away in 2017 ― In an interview with Japanese pop culture website Comic Natalie, Highschool of the Dead and Triage X manga artist Shoji Sato said that it is "not easy" to draw a continuation for Highschool of the Dead, which went on hiatus in 2011 (although a new chapter did debut in 2013). Sato only drew the artwork and did not write the story. Series writer Daisuke Sato passed ...
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Tsuburaya Productions Taps U.S. Company for Ultraman Reboot

Starlight Runner Entertainment on board to create new mythology The Hollywood Reporter reported on Tuesday that Japan's Tsuburaya Productions has tapped United States production company Starlight Runner Entertainment to reboot its Ultraman franchise outside of Japan. The reboot will include a new Ultraman mythology and a possible live-action streaming TV series. Starlight Runner will work with The ...
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Super Robot Wars T Game Ships in Japan on March 20

PS4/Switch game also slated for release in Southeast Asia ― A livestream for the Super Robot Wars franchise revealed on Tuesday that the new Super Robot Wars T (Super Robot Taisen T) game will launch for PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch on March 20. Bandai Namco Entertainment also began streaming an updated version of the game's first promotional that adds the release date. In addition, the livestre...
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Neo Atlas 1469 Exploration Game Slated for Switch in April 2019

Game shipped for the Switch in Japan on April 19 ― NIS America announced that it will release the Nintendo Switch version of ARTDINK's Neo Atlas 1469 game in North America on April 9, 2019. NIS America is streaming a trailer for the release. The Switch version shipped in Japan on April 19. The game shipped on the PlayStation Vita in Japan in 2016. Arc System Works released the game on the PC via Stea...
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Reki Kawahara Apologizes to Voice Actors for Latest Sword Art Online Episode

Author also offered an explanation for why the series uses sexual assault as a plot device. ― Sword Art Online author Reki Kawahara took to Twitter to apologize to the anime's voice actors after the latest episode of Sword Art Online: Alicization aired on Saturday night. The episode is widely considered the most graphic and violent of the series to date. The episode streamed on Crunchyroll opens with...

Sword Art Online Episode Censors More Content on U.S.-Based Streaming Services

Aniplex distributes different version of episode 10 to Crunchyroll, Funimation, Hulu ― Note: The links in the article below are not safe for work. The 10th episode of Sword Art Online: Alicization had additional content edits on United States-based streaming services Crunchyroll, Funimation, and Hulu. However, Aniplex's France-based streaming platform Wakanim did not. While both versions feature blac...
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That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime ‒ Episode 11

"Thanks in part to the relative lack of narrative progress this week, it feels like we should be further along in the story than we are at this point."
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EVE Rebirth Terror Game Ships for PS4, PS Vita on April 25

― Famitsu.com's preview of this week's issue of Gzbrain Inc.'s Weekly Famitsu magazine revealed on Tuesday that EVE Rebirth Terror, El Dia's sequel to the EVE Burst Error game, will launch for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita in Japan on April 25. The PS4 version of the game will bundle a PS4 version of the EVE Burst Error R visual novel remake of the original game. The limited-edition PS4 version...
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Tsurune ‒ Episode 8

"This episode reminded us of every character's disparate reason for practicing kyudo and how that affects their reaction to being put in a high-pressure situation."
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Devil May Cry 5 Game's Trailer Previews Hyde Song

Hyde performs "Mad Qualia" for March game ― Capcom began streaming a Hyde collaboration trailer for its Devil May Cry 5 action game on Tuesday. The video previews the song "Mad Qualia," performed by solo musical artist and L'Arc-en-Ciel band member Hyde. The company also began streaming a Japanese version of the game's main trailer that debuted last Thursday. The game will launch on March 8, 2019 for...
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One Piece ‒ Episode 864

"This is a goofy action-packed episode that dances around the line between every tonal risk this arc is taking, with appropriately mixed results."
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Cinedigm Acquires Streaming Services Viewster, Viewster Anime

Final acquisition slated for January ― Cinedigm announced on Monday that it has agreed to acquire video streaming service Viewster and its subsidiary Viewster Anime. The company expects the acquisition to be finalized in January. Cinedigm will combine the offerings of Viewster and Viewster Anime with its own library of channels and content. The company will also take control of all of Viewster and Vi...
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Sword Art Online Director Makes Sci-Fi Romance Anime Film 'Hello World'

Fall 2019 film by helmer Tomohiko Ito, Graphinica, KADO writer, K-On! designer ― Tomohiko Ito (Sword Art Online franchise, ERASED) is directing an original anime film project titled Hello World for release next fall at the studio Graphinica (Expelled from Paradise). Mado Nozaki (Bablyon novel series, KADO - The Right Answer) is writing the screenplay, and Yukiko Horiguchi (K-On!, Lucky Star, Tamako L...
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Aggretsuko Anime Gets Christmas Episode on December 20

Retsuko seeks validation through social media before metal anime's 2019 season ― The video service Netflix announced on Tuesday that it will stream a Christmas episode for the Aggretsuko anime on December 20 worldwide. Netflix describes the story of the "We Wish You a Metal Christmas" episode: While Retsuko desperately makes plans for Christmas Eve, her new obsession with seeking validation through s...
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Japan's Animation DVD Ranking, December 3-9

Bungo Stray Dogs film sells 10,599, followed by live-action Bleach, live-action Rainbow Days, Daisuke Ono & Hiro Shimono, Junichi Suwabe ― The deluxe edition (limited first pressing) for the live-action Rainbow Days film sold 3,046 copies to rank #8 on the overall DVD chart. The live-action Bleach film landed at #11 with 2,187 copies. The Premium Edition was #25 with 1,149 copies. Daisuke Ono and Hir...
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Japan's Animation Blu-ray Disc Ranking, December 3-9

Bungo Stray Dogs film sells 13,125, followed by Liz and the Blue Bird, Today's Menu for Emiya Family, Eir Aoi, Daisuke Ono ― Eir Aoi's Aoi Eir Special Live 2018 ~Re Blue~ at Nippon Budōkan sold 3,639 copies to rank #9 on the overall Blu-ray Disc chart. Daisuke Ono's Ono Daisuke Live Tour 2018 Dream Journey Blu-ray landed at #11 with 3,488 copies. Kamen Rider Build Blu-ray Collection 4 was #16 with 2,...
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Nobunaga Sensei no Osanazuma Time-Travel Comedy Manga Gets April 2019 TV Anime

Azure Konno's romantic comedy about Oda Nobunaga's wife Kichō stars Kōdai Sakai, Akari Uehara, Ari Ozawa ― Publisher Futabasha announced on Tuesday that a television anime adaptation of Azure Konno's Nobunaga Sensei no Osanazuma (Mr. Nobunaga's Young Bride) manga has been green-lit for a premiere next April. The romantic comedy manga's story centers on Nobunaga, a middle school teacher who constantly...
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Mirai Nominated for Critic's Choice Awards

Film opened in the U.S. on November 29 ― The Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA) announced its nominees for the 24th Annual Critics' Choice Awards on Monday. Mamoru Hosoda and Studio Chizu's Mirai film received a nomination in the Best Animated Feature category. The other nominees included The Grinch, The Incredibles 2, Isle of Dogs, Ralph Breaks the Internet, and Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Ve...
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Gundam NT, Uirabu. Films Rank at #5, #8

Zoku Owarimonogatari tops mini-theaters for 5th consecutive weekend Mobile Suit Gundam Narrative (Kidō Senshi Gundam NT), the new anime project for the Gundam franchise dropped from #4 to #5 in its second weekend. It earned 81,055,800 yen (about US$716,100) from Friday to Sunday, and has earned a cumulative total of 353,574,400 yen (about US$3.12 million) The film opened in 91 theaters on November ...
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God Eater 3 Game's Story Trailer Streamed

Game launches in Japan on December 13, in West on February 8 ― Bandai Namco Entertainment America began streaming a story trailer for the God Eater 3 game on Monday. The game will debut in Japan on December 13 for PlayStation 4. The game will feature the new character Yūgo Pennywort (voiced by Tomokazu Seki). Anime studio ufotable is returning to animate the opening sequence. The game will launch in ...
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Live-Action Kakegurui Film Unveils Teaser, Opening Song Artist

PassCode performs opening song for May live-action film ― The official website for the live-action adaptations of Homura Kawamoto and Tōru Naomura's Kakegurui - Compulsive Gambler manga began streaming a new teaser for the live-action film on Tuesday. The site also revealed that PassCode will perform the film's opening theme song "Ichi ka Bachi ka" (All or Nothing). The second season will premiere on...
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Live-Action Hollywood Alita: Battle Angel Film's Trailer Shows Memories of War

Film of GUNNM manga opens in U.S. on February 14 ― 20th Century Fox began streaming a new Japanese-subtitled trailer for Alita: Battle Angel, James Cameron and Robert Rodriguez's live-action film of Yukito Kishiro's Battle Angel Alita (GUNNM) manga, on Tuesday. The video shows Alita's memories of war, and some of the Motorball scenes. The film will open in the United States on February 14, 2019, afte...

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Sailor Moon Stage Show Reveals Cast, March Dates for U.S. Run

Performance runs in D.C. on March 24, in New York on March 29-30 ― The official website for the Sailor Moon franchise announced on Friday the all-female cast and performance information for the United States run of Sailor Moon The Super Live, the new performance show based on Naoko Takeuchi's Sailor Moon manga. The performance will run at Warner Theatre in Washington, D.C. on March 24. Performances w...
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Attack on Titan's Levi Official Laundry Detergent Goes On Sale

― Attack on Titan fan favorite character Levi is an established clean freak. It took some years, but now he finally has his own laundry detergent that officially hit Matsumoto Kiyoshi stores on Monday. The "Attack Anti-bacterial EX Super Clear Gel" is based on designs voted on by Twitter users in July. Users decided how the bottle and cap would look. The detergent itself is based on the Attack produ...
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Fire Emblem Heroes Smartphone Game's Book III Trailer Introduces Realm of the Dead

Game adds beast units, first summon tickets ― Nintendo revealed a trailer for Book III of its Fire Emblem Heroes smartphone game as part of a "Feh Channel" presentation on Monday. Book III will begin with the Askran Kingdom at peace, until the arrival of invaders from Hel, the "Realm of the Dead." New characters include the Realm of the Dead's princess Eir, its ruler Hel, and generals Líf and Thrasir...
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Fairy Tail: Final Season Anime Listed With Planned 51 Episodes

― The official website for the Fairy Tail anime posted details, including episode counts, for a "Fairy Tail Ultimate Collection" series of Blu-ray Disc releases that will cover all of the Fairy Tail television anime. The first seven sets will include episodes 1-175 (the first Fairy Tail anime) and sets eight through 11 will contain episodes 176-277 (the second FairyTail anime, including Fairy Tail Z...
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Muv-Luv Dev Team Solicits Spinoff Stories From International Fans

Muv-Luv creator Kouki Yoshimune and aNCHOR President Asahi Iwanaga revealed in an interview with games website Twinfinite on Friday that they are soliciting spinoff stories for the Muv-Luv visual novel franchise from international fans. The dev team has asked that any interested fans should send their stories to Twinfinite editor Giuseppe Nelva, who will forward them to the dev team for review. In...

Sega's Panzer Dragoon Game Gets Remake in 2019

Forever Entertainment also co-produces Panzer Dragoon II Zwei prequel remake ― Polish game developer and publisher Forever Entertainment announced on Monday that it is partnering with Sega Holdings Co., Ltd. to co-create and publish the Panzer Dragoon: Remake and Panzer Dragoon II Zwei: Remake games. Panzer Dragoon: Remake is slated to launch in 2019. Panzer Dragoon: Remake will be a "refreshed" vers...

Viz's Shonen Jump Adds Haikyu!!, Demon Slayer, More to Simulpublishing Lineup

Chainsaw Man, ne0;lation, Gokutei Higuma, act-age, Jujutsu Kaisen!! also get simultaneous publication ― Andy Nakatani, Editor in Chief of Viz Media's Shonen Jump, announced on Monday that the new English Shonen Jump service is adding the following Weekly Shonen Jump titles for simultaneous publication with Japan: Haikyu!! Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Chainsaw Man ne0;lation Gokutei Higuma (tentativ...

GKIDS, Shout! Factory Schedule BD Release for Perfect Blue Anime Film

Satoshi Kon's 1997 film ships on Blu-ray on March 26 ― GKIDS and Shout! Factory announced on Monday that they will release Satoshi Kon's Perfect Blue anime film on a Blu-ray Disc/DVD combo pack on March 26. The release will include a new digital remastered version of the film along with the original SD version. It will be the first North American Blu-ray release for the film. Other special features i...
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Skull-face Bookseller Honda-san ‒ Episode 10

"With an increased focus on employee interactions, this comedy series once again educates viewers on the trials faced by booksellers."
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Katy Perry, Kingdom Hearts' Sora Announced For Final Fantasy Brave Exvius Game

Square Enix previews video of music icon's sprite, original song ― Square Enix announced on Sunday that music icon Katy Perry will be a character for Square Enix's Final Fantasy Brave Exvius smartphone game, along with Kingdom Hearts protagonist Sora. Katy Perry will appear as "multiple characters" in the game for a limited time, starting on December 12. Square Enix North America's YouTube channel po...
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Toji no Miko Franchise's Mini Toji TV Anime Reveals Theme Songs, 11-Episode Length

Anime premieres on January 5 ― The official website for Mini Toji, a television anime featuring mini versions of the characters from the previous Katana Maidens: Toji no Miko television anime and Toji no Miko: Kizamishi Issen no Tomoshibi smartphone game, announced on Monday that voice actresses Kaede Hondo (Kanami Etō) and Himika Akaneya (Mihono Asakura) will perform the anime's theme song in charac...
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Double Decker! Doug & Kirill ‒ Episode 11

"Even as Double Decker jumps the shark straight over its second sun this week, there's still so much else going on this episode that I'm mostly boggled by how unnecessary each new twist feels."
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Steins;Gate 0 Anime's Unaired Episode Previewed in TV Ad

Episode ships with 6th home video release on December 21 ― Kadokawa began streaming a television commercial on Monday for the unaired episode of the Steins;Gate 0 anime. The episode will ship with the sixth and final DVD and Blu-ray Disc release for the series on December 21. The release will also include episodes 21 to 23 of the anime, which all aired on television in Japan. The anime premiered in J...
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Boruto: Naruto Next Generations ‒ Episode 85

"While this arc's final battle still seems a ways off, episode 85 offers up enough comedy, action, and intrigue to keep fans invested for the long haul."
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Netflix May Be Using Fanart for Sword Art Online Banner

― Netflix may have been using fanart for one of its Sword Art Online banners in its recommendations to users. One user posted a screencap of their Netflix recommendations, which includes a Sword Art Online banner with an illustration drawn by pixiv artist Keeta. (けーた.) Is... is Netflix using fanart for their Sword Art Online banner? Not sure if this is the source: https://t.co/EMXIWb8Tge pic.twitter...
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Godzilla: King of the Monsters Trailer Shows Battling Kaiju

Godzilla, King Ghidorah, Mothra, Rodan appear in film opening next May ― The official Twitter account for Legendary Pictures' Godzilla films began streaming a trailer for the sequel film Godzilla: King of the Monsters on Monday. The video shows the film's kaiju: Godzilla, King Ghidorah, Mothra, and Rodan. Which of these Titans are here to protect us, and which of these Titans are here to threaten us?...
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Answerman - Why Do I Hear Echoes of Japanese Voices in Dubs of Old Anime?

Every now and then when you're watching an old dub, sometimes you'll hear faint echoes of the Japanese track behind it. What's responsible for this phenomenon? Justin digs in. ― Sami asked: Why does the Japanese dialogue track sometimes leak to music & SFX track used for dubs? I've noticed this issue in many dubs of older anime. Also many of the ME Tracks have this weird "ghosting effect" in which t...
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GeGeGe no Kitarō ‒ Episode 35

"We're clearly gearing up for an end to the Western Yokai arc, so this is the point when we'd expect things to look the darkest."
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GKIDS Licenses Okko's Inn Anime Film

Film based on childrens' book series opened in Japan in September ― GKIDS announced on Monday that it has acquired the North American distribution rights for the Okko's Inn (Waka Okami wa Shōgakusei!) anime film. GKIDS plans to release the film theatrically in Japanese with English subtitles and with an English dub. The film opened in Japan on September 21. The film had previously screened in competi...
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Watashi ni Tenshi ga Maiorita! Anime Premieres on January 8

The January 2019 issue of Gakken's Monthly Animedia magazine revealed on Monday that the television anime of Nanatsu Mukunoki's Watashi ni Tenshi ga Maiorita! (An Angel Flew Down to Me!) manga will premiere on Tokyo MX and other networks on January 8. The four-panel comedy manga's story centers on Miyako Hoshino, a shy college student and otaku. Miyako's younger sister Hinata, who is a fifth grade...
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Fairy Tail: Final Season ‒ Episode 287

"Fairy Tail doesn't always use fairy lore (or folklore) despite its name, but when it does decide to whip it out, it does things right."

Paramount Pictures Reveals Sonic the Hedgehog Film's Poster

Staff comment on Sonic's fur, shoes ― Video game and entertainment news website IGN revealed a "motion poster" for Paramount Pictures' upcoming Sonic The Hedgehog film on Monday. The image highlights the title character's new coat of fur and shoes. View this post on Instagram Get your first look at Sonic The Hedgehog in his new live action movie. A post shared by IGN (@igndotcom) on Dec 10, 2018 at 4...
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Release the Spyce ‒ Episode 10

"Release the Spyce finally pulls off a genuinely unexpected turn, at long last revealing the traitor who was selling out the Tsukikage."
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Kono Manga ga Sugoi! Reveals 2019's Top 20 Manga Magazine List

Afternoon, Flowers, Feel Young magazines top list ― The 2019 edition of Takarajimasha's Kono Manga ga Sugoi! (This Manga Is Amazing!) guidebook announced its list of the top 20 manga magazines on Tuesday: Afternoon published by Kodansha Monthly Flowers published by Shogakukan Feel Young published by Shodensha Weekly Shonen Jump published by Shueisha Comic Newtype published by Kadokawa Shonen Jump+ pu...
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Kono Manga ga Sugoi! Reveals 2019's Series Ranking for Female Readers

Metamorphose no Engawa, Mystery to Iu Nakare, Nagi no Oitoma top list ― The 2019 edition of Takarajimasha's Kono Manga ga Sugoi! (This Manga Is Amazing!) guidebook announced its lists of the top manga series on Tuesday. The top 20 on its list of manga for female readers are: Metamorphose no Engawa by Kaori Tsurutani Mystery to Iu Nakare by Yumi Tamura Nagi no Oitoma by Misato Konari Ikoku Nikki by To...
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SSSS.Gridman ‒ Episode 10

"As the virtual world starts crashing down around our cast, this episode belongs to Anti."
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Kono Manga ga Sugoi! Reveals 2019's Series Ranking for Male Readers

Heavenly Delusion, Kengōji-san wa Mendōkusai, Astra Lost in Space top list ― The 2019 edition of Takarajimasha's Kono Manga ga Sugoi! (This Manga Is Amazing!) guidebook announced its lists of the top manga series on Tuesday. The top 20 on its list of manga for male readers are: Heavenly Delusion by Masakazu Ishiguro Kengōji-san wa Mendōkusai by Minoru Toyoda Astra Lost in Space by Kenta Shinohara The...
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Monster Hunter: World Game Gets Iceborne Expansion in Fall 2019

Expansion includes new story, quest ranks, locales, monsters, more ― The "Special Developer Update" livestream for the Monster Hunter: World game revealed on Monday that the game will get an expansion titled Monster Hunter World: Iceborne in fall 2019. The expansion will feature a new story that begins after the events of the main game, as well as new quest ranks, locales, monsters, moves, and equipm...
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Manaria Friends/Mysteria Friends Anime Premieres on January 20

― The official website for the delayed Manaria Friends television anime, which was formerly known as Rage of Bahamut: Manaria Friends, revealed on Monday that the series of shorts will premiere on January 20. The first episode will air on Tokyo MX from 24:30 to 24:45 on Sunday, January 20 (effectively Monday at 12:30-12:45 a.m.). The anime will also air on BS11, AT-X, and J:COM TV. Sentai Filmworks ...
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Girls' High Author Towa Oshima Draws 1-Shot Manga in January

― The January 2019 issue of Shonengahosha's Young King BULL magazine revealed on December 4 that manga creator Towa Oshima will publish a one-shot in the magazine's next issue on January 4. The one-shot manga will have 32 pages, and is titled "Neru Jō wa Sodatsu" (The Sleeping Girl is Grown Up). The manga centers on the "Sleeping Beauty" of a class, who is also the daughter and successor of a family...
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Symphogear TV Anime Season 5 Delayed From April to July 2019

Senki Zesshō Symphogear XV previously announced for spring at March concerts ― The official website for Senki Zesshō Symphogear AXZ, the fourth Symphogear television anime season, announced on Monday that the upcoming fifth season has been delayed from next April to next July. The staff apologized to the fans who have been anticipating the new Senki Zesshō Symphogear XV season's broadcast, and vowed ...
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Artist Katsumi Kobayashi Remakes Gyara Manga by Ashura's George Akiyama

Manga launches on January 4 ― The January 2019 issue of Shonengahosha's Young King BULL magazine revealed on December 4 that artist Katsumi Kobayashi will draw a remake of George Akiyama's Gyara manga, titled Gyara: Aku e no Shōtai (Gyara: An Invitation to Evil). The manga will launch in the February issue on January 4. The manga's story begins when an ugly boy meets a mysterious girl named Beniko. T...
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Hakata Tonkotsu Ramens Light Novels Get Stage Play in July

Kazuhito Yoneyama directs, Shōri Kondō stars in stage play ― Kadokawa revealed on Monday that Chiaki Kisaki and Hako Ichiiro's Hakata Tonkotsu Ramens light novel series is inspiring a stage play adaptation that will run at the Theater Sun Mall in Tokyo from July 13 to 21. Kazuhito Yoneyama is directing and scripting the play, and it will star Shōri Kondō as Zenji Banba. The story of the novels takes ...
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Magical Girl Special Ops Asuka Anime's 2nd Promo Video Reveals Theme Song Artists, More Cast

nonoc, GARNiDELiA perform themes for show premiering on January 11 ― The official website for the television anime of Makoto Fukami and Seigo Tokiya's Magical Girl Special Ops Asuka (Mahō Shōjo Tokushūsen Asuka) manga began streaming the show's second promotional video on Monday. The video reveals and previews nonoc's opening theme song "KODO." The video also reveals that music group GARNiDELiA will ...
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Fight League Anime's Trailer Reveals Cast, More Staff, February 14 Debut

Net anime based on smartphone game stars Megumi Han, Ai Kayano, Natsumi Murakami, more ― The official website for Fight League: Gear Gadget Generators, the web anime adaptation of XFLAG's Fight League smartphone game, began streaming a trailer for the anime on Monday. The game's official English website is also streaming an English-subtitled version. The trailer previews the anime's opening theme son...
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ZAQ Returns to Perform Theme Song for Trinity Seven Film

Singer performed theme songs for TV anime, 2017 film ― The official website for the anime films of Kenji Saito and Akinari Nao's Trinity Seven manga revealed on Saturday that ZAQ will return to perform the theme song for the second film. The theme song is as-yet untitled, but the CD single is slated to ship on February 27. ZAQ previously performed the opening theme song for the Trinity Seven televisi...
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Dogo Onsen Bath House Gets Original Anime Based on Tezuka's Phoenix Manga

April anime stars Takeshi Tsuruno, Suzuko Mimori, will be part of campaign to promote facility's restoration ― The Dogo Onsen hot spring bath house in Matsuyama, Ehime Prefecture announced a collaboration campaign with Osamu Tezuka's Phoenix manga on Sunday. The campaign is named "Dogo Reborn Project," and will promote the restoration and repair of the facility, with plans to begin the campaign on Ja...
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Manga Time Kirara, Carat, Max Magazines Gets Digital Editions

Digital editions will be available 1 month after physical editions ― The official Twitter account for Houbunsha's Manga Time Kirara magazine revealed on Friday that the publisher's Manga Time Kirara, Manga Time Kirara Carat, and Manga Time Kirara Max magazines will have digital editions beginning in 2019. The digital versions will be available one month after the physical editions (so the February is...
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