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Nier Replicant Ver.1.22474487139...

Okay, so we've established that Nier Replicant earns top marks for its aesthetics. The real question is whether or not it is actually any fun to play, now, and the answer is: “…kind of? Sometimes. But it's bad on purpose, I swear!” ― Yoko Taro's recent transformation from cult JRPG auteur to something of a fandom icon has been a very welcome surprise. To be clear, Taro is not the sole reason for the ...
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The Treasure of the King and the Cat

With the added double-whammy of this being a single-volume story, I assumed that The Treasure of the King and the Cat to be coming in hot, in a manner of speaking.

That's…not really what I got at all.
― In my ongoing journey of trying new things as a reviewer for ANN, The Treasure of the King and the Cat serves as my first introduction to the Boys Love/BL subgenre. I was not sure of what to expect, ...
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SaGa Frontier Remastered

I do not exaggerate when I say that SaGa Frontier is extremely rude. This is a game that throws you head-first into the depths of its myriad gameplay systems with only a half-inflated life vest while telling you that you need to learn to swim right now. ― SaGa Frontier is a game whose original release could best be described as unfortunate. It came not long after Final Fantasy VII had made many new p...
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This Week in Games - Scalpers' Paradise

THE PLAYSTATION 5 SHORTAGE WILL CONTINUE UNTIL MORALE IMPROVES! ― Hey hey! Welcome back to This Week in Games. It's a little bit of a light news week, which is probably for the best because, as you read this, I'll be in the hospital undergoing surgery. Nothing too major, and I should be back home for the weekend, but surgery is still not very fun in general! At least I have a bunch of Switch and PS4 ...
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I Think Our Son Is Gay GN 1

Okura sets up a supportive family dynamic that immediately eases the inherent tension that can come with LGBTQ+ stories. He crafts a narrative where a young gay boy's mom is not only accepting of him, but excited to be in his life. ― This one hit me right in heart. Okura's manga series is equal parts sweetness and poignancy as we follow mother of two Tomoko as she aims to support her elder son, 15-ye...
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Nao Tōyama Streams Free Online Concert on June 13

Concert streamed on Tōyama's YouTube channel celebrates release of "Off" mini concept album on May 12 ― Voice actress Nao Tōyama (Yui Yuigahama from My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU, Ruka Sarashina from Rent-A-Girlfriend) will hold a free concert on her YouTube channel on June 13, 7:00 pm JST. The concert marks the release of her mini concept album "Off," which has the theme of “rest and healing.” The t...
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Demon Slayer Film Earns US$41.9 Million in U.S., Godzilla vs. Kong Film Earns US$91 Million

Demon Slayer ranks at #4, Godzilla vs. Kong at #6 in U.S. ― Box Office Mojo reported on Monday that the Demon Slayer - Kimetsu no Yaiba – The Movie: Mugen Train film earned an estimated US$1.77 million at the United States box office last weekend, and has now earned an estimated $41.9 million. The film ranked at #4 in its fourth weekend. Additionally, Box Office Mojo reported that Godzilla vs. Kong e...
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86 ‒ Episode 6

After last week's horrifying reveals, it was nice to go back to a happier time at Spearhead Squadron, getting to know some of the fallen soldiers and finding out the different ways they have fun.
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Life-Saving Technique to Deliver Oxygen-Carrying Liquid Through Anus Gets Named After Evangelion

Tokyo Medical and Dental University researchers discover "EVA method" to deliver oxygen to mammals ― A team of Tokyo Medical and Dental University researchers published a study on Friday showing that oxygen-carrying liquid, delivered through the anus, can be used as respiratory treatment on mice and pigs. The technique, which the study's author Takanori Takebe called the "EVA method," refers to "ente...
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Vivy -Fluorite Eye's Song- ‒ Episode 8

Episode 7 was all about introducing us to the new “Diva”—i.e., what Vivy has become without all the memories that made her into an AI who would destroy other AIs to stop the robot apocalypse.
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eBay Announces Restrictions on 'Adult' Anime, Games, Manga

Company's new policy on adult content will go into effect on June 15 ― eBay announced in a notice sent out to sellers listing items on its "Adult Only" section on Friday that the "Adult Only" category will no longer be available for new listings as of June 15. In addition, the company will forbid the sale of "items showing sexual activity, sexual content or sexually suggestive poses" on its website e...
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Nier Replicant Ver.1.22474487139...

Okay, so we've established that Nier Replicant earns top marks for its aesthetics. The real question is whether or not it is actually any fun to play, now, and the answer is: “…kind of? Sometimes. But it's bad on purpose, I swear!” ― Yoko Taro's recent transformation from cult JRPG auteur to something of a fandom icon has been a very welcome surprise. To be clear, Taro is not the sole reason for the ...
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Don't Toy with Me, Miss Nagatoro ‒ Episode 6

It seems in its ongoing efforts to effectively bully me, Don't Toy with Me, Miss Nagatoro has this week transformed itself into my own personal nemesis: an isekai series!
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Shadows House ‒ Episode 6

When this week's episode of Shadows House does in fact turn out to involve a hedge-bound labyrinth, the living dolls limited to choosing one tool each to help them find their shadow masters, it's hard not to be apprehensive.
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Samurai Shodown Releases on Steam, Adds New DLC Character on June 14

Shiro Tokisada Amakusa joins game ― SNK announced on Monday that it will release its Samurai Shodown (Samurai Spirits) fighting game on the Steam platform for PC on June 14 (the game was already available for PC via the Epic Games Store in June 2020). SNK also revealed the new DLC character Shiro Tokisada Amakusa as the third character in the game's third season pass. The character will be available ...
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Welcome to Demon School, Iruma-kun Season 2 ‒ Episode 5

It took four – well, technically five – episodes to get there, but we're finally getting an explanation for Evil Iruma.

AT&T to Spin Off WarnerMedia, Merge It With Discovery

New company would include Cartoon Network, HBO Max, Warner Bros., Discovery Family ― The companies AT&T and Discovery confirmed on Monday that AT&T would spin off WarnerMedia, which would then merge with Discovery under a new agreement. Discovery President & CEO David Zaslav would lead the new company. AT&T and Discovery aim to complete the transaction by mid-2022, if Discovery shareholders and regul...
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Those Snow White Notes ‒ Episode 7

The time has arrived and ready or not, Setsu and his companions are finally at Umeko's tournament.
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Golgo 13 Manga Gets 1st Ever Spinoff in July

Manga hints at "assistant" to Duke Togo as protagonist ― The June 17 issue of Shogakukan's Big Comic Zōkan magazine revealed on Monday that Takao Saito's long-running Golgo 13 manga will get its first ever spinoff manga. The issue only hints at the identity of the protagonist as a constant helper who makes Duke Togo's impossible shots possible, working an unseen job that they nevertheless draw pride ...
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Last Live-Action Rurouni Kenshin Film Revists His Past in Trailer

ONE OK ROCK once again performs theme for film opening on June 4 Rurouni Kenshin Saishūshō The Beginning will open on June 4. Rurouni Kenshin Saishūshō The Final, the first of the two films, opened on April 23. The film ranked at #2 and earned 745 million yen (about US$6.9 million) in its opening weekend. As of May 9, the film has earned a cumulative total of 2,318,372,990 yen (about US$21.27 milli...
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SSSS.Dynazenon ‒ Episode 7

If you're one of the folks who jumped into SSSS.Dynazenon brand-new, on its own, now is probably a good time to go back and check out SSSS.Gridman.
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Mixed Vegetables' Ayumi Komura Launches New Vampire Romantic Comedy Manga

Henshoku Kyūketsuki wa Hito no Chi ga Kirai manga launched digitally on May 15 ― Ayumi Komura revealed on May 10 that she is launching a new manga titled Henshoku Kyūketsuki wa Hito no Chi ga Kirai (The Vampire With an Unbalanced Diet Hates Human Blood). Komura launched the manga digitally on the Comic Cmoa web manga site on May 15, and will debut the series on other digital storefronts on June 1. Th...
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To Your Eternity Anime Adds 4 Cast Members

Ryoko Shiraishi, Manaka Iwami, Atsushi Abe, Kentarō Tone join cast ― The official Twitter account for the television anime of Yoshitoki Oima's To Your Eternity (Fumetsu no Anata e) manga revealed four new cast members for the anime on Monday. Ryoko Shiraishi voices Gugu (both upper left in image above), a masked boy who encounters Fushi. Manaka Iwami voices Rean (upper right), a girl from Takunaha. A...
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Gundam: Hathaway Anime Film Delayed Again Due to COVID-19

Staff will announce new release date at later time ― The Gundam.info portal site revealed on Monday that the Mobile Suit Gundam: Hathaway (Kidō Senshi Gundam: Senkō no Hathaway) anime film is delayed again due to the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and the state of emergency declared in nine prefectures. The current state of emergency is slated to lift on May 31. This time the film has no new spec...
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Khara Denies Report of Evangelion Director Hideaki Anno Planning New Anime

― On Sunday, the anime studio Khara categorically denied a report that claimed that Hideaki Anno was working on a new anime. The studio added that no Khara employees were interviewed or had commented for this report or any similar report about unannounced projects "now or ever." Shinchosha's Daily Shincho website had posted an article that first appeared in the May 6/13 issue of the Weekly Shinchō m...
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Isekai Gender-Bending Comedy Manga 'Fantasy Bishōjo Juniku Ojisan to' Gets TV Anime

Manga about 32-year-old salaryman-turned-bishōjo in adventure with handsome friend ― The official Twitter account for Cygames' Cycomi manga website announced on Monday that Yū Tsurusaki and Shin Ikezawa's Fantasy Bishōjo Juniku Ojisan to (With a Fogie Reincarnated as a Pretty Fantasy Girl) manga is inspiring a television anime. The manga's story begins when a 32-year-old unpopular salaryman is transp...
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Smile Down the Runway Manga Ends With 22nd Volume in August

Manga debuted in 2017, inspired anime in January 2020 ― The 21st compiled volume of Kotoba Inoya's Smile Down the Runway (Runway de Waratte) manga revealed on Monday that the manga will end in its 22nd volume on August 17. The manga launched in Weekly Shōnen Magazine in May 2017 as Inoya's debut work. Kodansha Comics publishes the manga digitally, and it describes the story: Chiyuki Fujito has a drea...

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Haruka Fukuhara Returns as Tsubame in Live-Action Kaguya-sama: Love is War Sequel Film

Voice actress reprises role from anime season 2 in "Sports Festival/Cultural Festival" storyline ― The official website for the live-action sequel film Kaguya-sama wa Kokurasetai: Tensai-tachi no Renai Zunōsen Final announced on Monday that voice actress Haruka Fukuhara will play the character Tsubame Koyasu in the film. She also voiced the character in the Kaguya-sama: Love is War Season 2 anime. Th...
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Demon Slayer Console Game Adds Kyōjurō Rengoku as Playable Character

Game slated to launch this year for PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Steam ― This year's 24th issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine revealed on Monday that Kyōjurō Rengoku will join the Kimetsu no Yaiba: Hinokami Keppūtan video game as a playable character. The game will release for the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X and S, and Steam this year. The game will featu...
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My Hero Academia ‒ Episode 96

It's here with the back-half of Match 3 that it finally feels like MHA is back in gear with the energy and action that's made it so addicting to follow all this time.
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Yoshinori Kitase Takes Over For Shinji Hashimoto as Brand Manager for Final Fantasy Franchise

Shinji Hashimoto will continue with company as Executive Director, senior member of Board of Directors Final Fantasy XIV Producer Naoki Yoshida announced during the Final Fantasy Digital Fan Fest 2021 event on Sunday that Yoshinori Kitase is taking over for Shinji Hashimoto (pictured at right) as the brand manager for Square Enix's Final Fantasy franchise. The former brand manager for the franchise...
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FujoCon 2021 Online Event Hosts Scarlet Beriko as Guest of Honor

Digital convention takes place from June 11-13 ― BL Garden announced on Wednesday that it will host manga creator Scarlet Beriko at its FujoCon 2021 digital convention. The convention takes place from June 11-13. Scarlet Beriko has authored manga such as Jealousy, Minori's Hand, and Queen and the Tailor. Viz Media's SuBLime imprint began publishing her Fourth Generation Head: Tatsuyuki Oyamato (Yond...
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The Treasure of the King and the Cat

With the added double-whammy of this being a single-volume story, I assumed that The Treasure of the King and the Cat to be coming in hot, in a manner of speaking.

That's…not really what I got at all.
― In my ongoing journey of trying new things as a reviewer for ANN, The Treasure of the King and the Cat serves as my first introduction to the Boys Love/BL subgenre. I was not sure of what to expect, ...
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SPY×FAMILY Domestic Spy Comedy Manga Will Top 10 Million Copies on June 4

Award-winning manga about adopted family with secrets is Shonen Jump+'s 1st to reach milestone ― Shueisha announced on Monday that Tatsuya Endō's SPY×FAMILY manga will have over 10 million copies in circulation (in print or digital, but not necessarily sold yet) on June 4. The manga's seventh volume will launch on that day. The manga will be the first original series from Shueisha's Shonen Jump+ ser...
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Naoki Serizawa's Saru Lock Reboot Manga Resumes This Summer

Reboot went on hiatus when author launched spinoff manga last November ― Naoki Serizawa announced on Twitter on Friday he plans to resume his Saru Lock Reboot manga this summer. Serizawa launched the manga in Shonengahosha's Young King Bull magazine October 2018. Shonengahosha shipped the manga's fourth volume last November. The manga went on hiatus in November when Serizawa launched the Saru Lock sp...
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That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime Season 2 Unveils New Cast, New Song Artists, July 6 Return

Akira Ishida plays Primordial Guy Crimson; MindaRyn, Takuma Terashima perform new themes ― The live-streamed "Jura Tempest Station: That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime's All-Female News Announcement Pep Rally Special!" announced a new cast member, the new theme songs' artists, and July 6 return date for the second anime season of That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime on Sunday. Akira Ishida wil...

Target Temporarily Halts Sales of Pokémon Trading Cards Citing 'Threat' to Customer, Worker Safety

Walmart denies it is pulling cards from shelves after 1 store posts signage asking vendors not to stock cards The New York Times reported on Friday that U.S. retail chain Target has temporarily halted sales of Pokémon Trading Card Game cards — along with sports trading cards — "citing a threat to the safety of customers and workers." A Target spokesman told the newspaper that the company halted sal...
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Studio Pierrot Starts New '+iRO' Label With All Rush!! Manga

Manga tells behind-the-scenes stories about anime production ― Animation studio Studio Pierrot revealed on Friday that it has launched a new label titled "+iRO" (pronounced To-iro), and as the label's first project it will launch a manga titled All Rush!!. The manga will center on Tomo Kanakura, who is a new production assistant who has just joined an anime studio named studioONE. The manga chronicle...
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Final Fantasy XIV Game Reveals More Details, November 23 Launch Date for Endwalker Expansion

Expansion will introduce new Reaper job class, male Viera race, 6 new areas, new Mount ― Square Enix revealed during its Final Fantasy XIV Digital Fan Festival livestream event on Saturday that the Endwalker (Gyōgetsu no Finale) expansion for its Final Fantasy XIV MMORPG will release on November 23. Pre-ordering the expansion will give players early access to it on November 19. The company streamed f...

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Rika Suzuki's Tableau Gate Manga Ends With 26th Volume

Tarot fantasy manga launched in 2007; 25th volume shipped on Friday ― The Twitter account for the Animate retail store in Fujinomiya posted a picture on Friday of the 25th compiled book volume of Rika Suzuki's Tableau Gate manga, which reveals on the cover that the manga will end in its next volume. The 25th volume shipped on Friday. The manga's story centers around the lonely boy Satsuki, who comes ...
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Sword Art Online: Alicization Lycoris Manga Ends

Tomo Hirakawa's manga adaptation of game launched in 2019 ― Tomo Hirokawa's manga adaptation of Bandai Namco Entertainment's Sword Art Online: Alicization Lycoris game ended on Friday. Kadokawa will publish the manga's third compiled book volume on July 27. Hirokawa launched the manga in Kadokawa's Monthly Dengeki PlayStation Comic (DenPla Comic) book bundled with the Monthly Dengeki PlayStation maga...
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Sword Art Online: Project Alicization Manga Ends on June 11

Manga launched in 2016 ― The 29th chapter of Kōtarō Yamada's Sword Art Online: Project Alicization manga revealed on Friday that the manga will end in the its 30th chapter on June 11. Yen Press publishes the manga in English, and it describes the story: Deep in an unfamiliar forest, Kirito awakens with sensations far too convincing for a virtual world... With memories of a life he doesn't remember li...
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Japan's Video Game Rankings, May 3-9

Resident Evil Village for PS4 debuts at #1, PS5 version at #4 ― Japan's Game Ranking: May 3-9 Rank System Title Publisher Release Date Weekly Copies Total Copies 1PS4Resident Evil Village Capcom May 8 111,171 111,171 2NSwMonster Hunter Rise Capcom March 26 68,115 2,141,138 3NSwNew Pokémon Snap Nintendo April 30 46,643 194,385 4PS5Resident Evil Village Capcom May 8 38,713 38,713 5NSwSuper Mario 3D Wor...
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Japan's Video Game Rankings, April 26-May 2

New Pokémon Snap debuts at #1 ― Japan's Game Ranking: April 26-May 2 Rank System Title Publisher Release Date Weekly Copies Total Copies 1NSwNew Pokémon Snap Nintendo April 30 147,742 147,742 2NSwMonster Hunter Rise Capcom March 26 102,952 2,073,323 3NSwSuper Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury Nintendo February 12 27,096 701,758 4PS4NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139... Square Enix April 22 25,601 134,439 ...
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SaGa Frontier Remastered

I do not exaggerate when I say that SaGa Frontier is extremely rude. This is a game that throws you head-first into the depths of its myriad gameplay systems with only a half-inflated life vest while telling you that you need to learn to swim right now. ― SaGa Frontier is a game whose original release could best be described as unfortunate. It came not long after Final Fantasy VII had made many new p...
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Japanese Animation TV Ranking, April 26-May 2

1st live-action Rurouni Kenshin film earns 12.0% rating, A Silent Voice earns 2.4% rating Rurouni Kenshin Part I: Origins, the first live-action film adaptation of Nobuhiro Watsuki's Rurouni Kenshin manga, aired on NTV on Friday, April 30 at 9:00 p.m., and it earned a 12.0% rating. Naoko Yamada and Kyoto Animation's anime film adaptation of Yoshitoki Ōima's A Silent Voice manga aired on NHK on Thur...

Fate/Grand Order Final Singularity - Grand Temple of Time: Solomon Anime Film's Full Trailer Reveals Cast, Staff, July 30 Opening

Most of cast, staff returning from Babylonia TV anime ― Aniplex posted the full trailer and a new key visual for the Fate/Grand Order Final Singularity - Grand Temple of Time: Solomon (Fate/Grand Order -Kyūshoku Tokuiten Kani Jikan Shinden Solomon-) anime film on Saturday. The trailer reveals the anime's main cast, main staff, and July 30 premiere. July 30 is the sixth anniversary of the original gam...
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ComiXology, Kodansha Comics Release The Drops of God Manga's Volumes 34-44 on May 18

Final 11 volumes of manga to have English release for 1st time ― Comixology and Kodansha Comics announced on Thursday that they will release volumes 34-44 of Tadashi Agi and Shū Okimoto's The Drops of God (Kami no Shizuku) manga digitally in English for the first time on May 18. The volumes are the final 11 volumes of the series. The series is available digitally as part of the ComiXology Originals l...
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SPY×FAMILY Domestic Spy Comedy Manga Gets Novel

Aya Yajima's novel ships July 2 ― Shueisha's Jump J-Books label is listing a novel for Tatsuya Endō's SPY×FAMILY manga. The novel will ship on July 2. Aya Yajima is penning the novel, which is titled SPY×FAMILY: Kazoku no Shōzō (A Portrait of a Family). The book will include specially drawn illustrations from Endō. Viz Media is publishing the manga in English, and it describes the story: Master spy T...
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Baki-Dou Manga Takes Short Break, Returns on June 3

New manga launched in October 2018 ― This year's 24th issue of Akita Shoten's Weekly Shōnen Champion magazine revealed on Thursday that Keisuke Itagaki's Baki-Dou manga will take a two-issue break, and will return in the magazine's 27th issue on June 3. The new Baki-Dou manga uses different characters for "Baki" in the title from the previous Baki-Dou manga, although it retains the name "Baki-Dou." I...
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Japan Adds Hokkaido, Okayama, Hiroshima to State of Emergency

3 prefectures enter state of emergency on Sunday ― The Japanese government plans to add Hokkaido, Okayama, and Hiroshima prefectures to the current new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) state of emergency, beginning on Sunday. The state of emergency now covers over 40% of the country's population. The Gifu prefectural government also plans to ask the central government to be added to the state of emerge...

ALI Band Goes on Indefinite Hiatus After Drummer's Arrest Last Month (Updated)

Management cancels contract with drummer Kahadio, removes him from band ― Seven-member band Alien Liberty International (ALI) announced on its website on Saturday that the band is taking an indefinite hiatus following the arrest and indictment of the band's drummer Kahadio (real name Kadio Shirai). The site also revealed that the band's management has cancelled its contract with Kahadio, and as such ...

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Mamoru Hosoda's Belle Film Opens on July 16

Ireland's Cartoon Saloon (Wolfwalkers, Song of the Sea) collaborates on Summer Wars director's latest film ― A new commercial for Mamoru Hosoda and his Studio Chizu's new Belle (Ryū to Sobakasu no Hime, literally "The Dragon and the Freckled Princess") anime film announced on Friday that the film will open on July 16. The commercial aired after NTV's Kinyō Road Show broadcast of the Titanic film. /㊗️...
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This Week in Games - Scalpers' Paradise

THE PLAYSTATION 5 SHORTAGE WILL CONTINUE UNTIL MORALE IMPROVES! ― Hey hey! Welcome back to This Week in Games. It's a little bit of a light news week, which is probably for the best because, as you read this, I'll be in the hospital undergoing surgery. Nothing too major, and I should be back home for the weekend, but surgery is still not very fun in general! At least I have a bunch of Switch and PS4 ...
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Sentai Filmworks Licenses Alice in Borderland OVA

OVAs shipped with manga in 2014-2015 ― Sentai Filmworks announced on Thursday that it has licensed the three-episode original video anime (OVA) of Haro Aso's Alice in Borderland (Imawa no Kuni no Alice) manga in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Spain, Portugal, the Netherlands, Scandinavian countries, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, and Latin America. The company will rel...
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Funimation to Stream How a Realist Hero Rebuilt the Kingdom Anime

Anime premieres this July ― Funimation announced on Friday that it will stream the television anime of Dojyomaru's How a Realist Hero Rebuilt the Kingdom (Genjitsushugi Yūsha no Ōkoku Saikenki) light novel series as part of the 2021 summer anime season. The anime will stream on Funimation in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Brazil and Mexico; on AnimeLab in Australia and New Ze...
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How NOT to Summon a Demon Lord Omega ‒ Episode 6

Demon Lord Omega knows it needs a foil, and the show just happened to have one handy it had introduced a couple weeks ago: Varakness, the world's worst wife guy!
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Haikyu!! Anime Gets Smartphone Game

Volleyball game features superdeformed characters, story mode ― G Holdings announced on Friday that it has acquired the rights to develop a smartphone game based on the Haikyu!! anime. This game will be a volleyball game featuring superdeformed characters, and it will have a story mode that follows the anime. More details about the game will be revealed at a later date. Production I.G's first televis...

Rurouni Kenshin Series Gets New Novel on July 2

Novel centers on Kenshin, Kaoru's wedding ceremony ― Shueisha is listing a new novel for Nobuhiro Watsuki's Rurouni Kenshin manga titled Rurouni Kenshin Kamiya Dojo Monogatari that is slated to launch on July 2. The story takes place in the 12th year of the Meiji era, in which Kenshin and Kaoru are having a modest wedding ceremony. Festive decorations are placed in the Kamiya residence, Kenshin is we...
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Zombie Land Saga Revenge ‒ Episode 6

By handing the reins over to Tae, Zombie Land Saga embraces its loosest and most madcap self, throwing off the shackles of drama and common sense while letting cartoony chaos take control.
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Katy Perry and Pikachu Star in Music Video Commemorating Pokémon's 25th Anniversary

Katy Perry's "Electric" song features singer and her Pikachu traveling through time ― Katy Perry launched a music video for her latest single "Electric" on Friday, and it is a collaboration with the Pokémon franchise to commemorate the long-running series' 25th anniversary. "Electric" is aptly named, as the music video features none other than the popular Pokémon Pikachu. In the video, Perry and her ...

Crunchyroll to Remove Durarara!!, Silver Spoon, Samurai Flamenco, Wagnaria!!, More Anime

Also: R.O.D -The TV-, Classroom☆Crisis, Day Break Illusion, High School Fleet ― Crunchyroll announced on Friday that the following anime will leave the service on May 28: Classroom☆Crisis Day Break Illusion Durarara!! Durarara!!×2 Shō Durarara!!×2 Ten Durarara!!×2 Ketsu High School Fleet I've Always Liked You Occult Academy R.O.D -The TV- Silver Spoon Samurai Flamenco The Moment You Fall in Love Vivi...

KenIchi the Mightiest Disciple Anime Returns to Funimation

Funimation previously streamed anime until rights expired in 2018 ― Funimation announced on Friday that the KenIchi the Mightiest Disciple anime will return on the service on Saturday. Funimation will stream all 50 episodes with English subtitles and the English dub in the United States and Canada. Funimation had previously streamed the series until the company's rights expired in 2018, and the servi...
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I Think Our Son Is Gay GN 1

Okura sets up a supportive family dynamic that immediately eases the inherent tension that can come with LGBTQ+ stories. He crafts a narrative where a young gay boy's mom is not only accepting of him, but excited to be in his life. ― This one hit me right in heart. Okura's manga series is equal parts sweetness and poignancy as we follow mother of two Tomoko as she aims to support her elder son, 15-ye...
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NEO: The World Ends With You Game's Opening Movie Streamed

Sequel game launches for PS4, Switch on July 27 ― Square Enix began streaming the opening movie trailer for NEO: The World Ends with You (Shin Subarashii Kono Sekai), a new sequel game to The World Ends with You (Subarashiki Kono Sekai) action role-playing game, on Friday. Square Enix will release the game on PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch in English and Japanese on July 27. The game will launch f...
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Kemono Friends Voice Actress Yuka Ozaki Diagnosed With COVID-19 But Has No Symptoms Now

Tested positive on Thursday after being notified of close contact on Wednesday ― The official website of the talent agency Ken On announced on Friday that voice actress Yuka Ozaki was diagnosed with the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Ozaki was notified that she was in close contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19 on Wednesday. The next day, she received an antigen test at a medical...
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Apparel/Music Creator Jun Inagawa Launches Mahō Shōjo Magical Destroyers Anime

Featuring "otaku hero," "magical girl anarchist" ― Creator Jun Inagawa is launching an original anime titled Mahō Shōjo Magical Destroyers (Magical Girl Magical Destroyers). The teaser visual features an "otaku hero" and a "magical girl anarchist" as the main characters. Inagawa is directing the anime, while udai is credited for "film." Manjimaru Shimada is credited as a "magical girl." Ucary & the V...

The Great Jahy Will Not Be Defeated! Anime Unveils Cast, Staff, July 31 Debut With Half-Year Run

Naomi Ōzora, Ai Kayano, Yoko Hikasa, Kana Hanazawa, Mikako Komatsu, Sumire Uesaka, Yui Ogura star ― The official website for the television anime of Wakame Konbu's The Great Jahy Will Not Be Defeated! manga revealed the anime's cast, staff, new visual, July 31 premiere date, and two-cours run on Friday. The cast includes: Naomi Ōzora as Jahy Ai Kayano as Store Manager Yoko Hikasa as Oya Kana Hanazawa...

P.A. Works' Aquatope of White Sand Anime Unveils More Cast, July 8 Premiere

Shimba Tsuchiya, Yōhei Azakami, Hiroshi Yanaka join "girl-meets-girl" teen story ― The official website for P.A. Works' original anime series Aquatope of White Sand (Shiroi Suna no Aquatope) revealed more cast, the second key visual, and the July 8 premiere date for the "girl-meets-girl teen ensemble" anime on Friday. The new cast members include: Shimba Tsuchiya as Kai Nakamura, Kukuru's classmate a...
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Final Live-Action Rurouni Kenshin Films Get Screenings with Commentary

1st film gets commentary on May 22, 2nd film on June 19 with main lead, director, action director ― The official website for the two 'final chapter' films in the live-action film series based on Nobuhiro Watsuki's Rurouni Kenshin manga revealed on Friday that both films will screen with commentary tracks. Rurouni Kenshin Saishūshō The Final, the first of the two films, will screen with commentary beg...
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Dick Fight Island Is Currently #1 Bestseller Romance Manga on Amazon

BL manga by Reibun Ike reached #1 Yaoi & LGBTQ+ Manga, #2 Action & Adventure Manga on Thursday ― The 1st volume of the English version of Reibun Ike's Dick Fight Island is currently ranked as the #1 Romance Manga and #1 Yaoi & LGBTQ+ Manga according to Amazon's Best Sellers Rank. According to publisher SuBLime Manga, it was also the #2 Action & Adventure Manga on Thursday. (It is currently ranked #5....
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ArtisWitch Project About Harajuku Scene Gets Net Anime on May 28

Utano Aoi, Honoka Kuroki, more star in Sunrise anime ― The official Twitter account for animation studio Sunrise and Asobisystem's ArtisWitch project revealed on Friday that the project will have an original net anime that will debut on YouTube on May 28. The project is also streaming a English-subtitled promotional video for the anime, which reveals its cast, staff, and theme song. The cast includes...

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IDOLiSH7 Third Beat! Anime's 1st Video Highlights New, Returning Characters

1st half of 3rd season premieres in July with returning composer Tatsuya Katō ― The official website for IDOLiSH7 Third Beat!, the third IDOLiSH7 anime season, began streaming the first full promotional video for the anime on Friday. The video highlights the characters who until now, only appeared in the original game and original net anime. The website also confirmed that Tatsuya Katō is returning f...
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I'm Standing on a Million Lives Anime Season 2's Video Reveals July 2 Premiere

Toshiyuki Toyonaga, Ayana Taketatsu, Aoi Yūki, Shinichiro Miki join 2nd season ― The staff for the second season of the television anime of Naoki Yamakawa and Akinari Nao's I'm Standing on a Million Lives (100-Man no Inochi no Ue ni Ore wa Tatteiru) manga unveiled a new promotional video for the anime on Friday. The video reveals the anime's July 2 premiere date. The anime will premiere on Tokyo MX, ...
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Ryunosuke Kamiki Returns for Final Live-Action Rurouni Kenshin Films

Kamiki played Sōjirō Seta in previous films ― The official website for the two 'final chapter' films in the live-action film series based on Nobuhiro Watsuki's Rurouni Kenshin manga revealed on Friday that Ryunosuke Kamiki reprised his role as Sōjirō Seta in the films. He appeared in the first of the two films, now playing in Japan. Rurouni Kenshin Saishūshō The Final, the first of the two films, ope...
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Mamoru Hosoda's Belle Film Adds 4 More Cast Members

Toshiyuki Morikawa, Kenjiro Tsuda, Mami Koyama, Mamoru Miyano join film ― The official website for Mamoru Hosoda and his Studio Chizu's new Belle (Ryū to Sobakasu no Hime, literally "The Dragon and the Freckled Princess") anime film revealed more cast members for the film on Friday. Each of their characters play a role in the search for the dragon's true identity. Toshiyuki Morikawa (leftmost in imag...
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Tsuburaya Productions, Netflix Partner for Ultraman CG Animated Film

Coraline animator Shannon Tindle directs film ― Tsuburaya Productions announced on Thursday that it is partnering with Netflix to produce an Ultraman CG animated feature film. Shannon Tindle (animator for Coraline, Kubo and the Two Strings) is making his feature directorial debut with this film, with John Aoshima as co-director. Tsuburaya Productions and Industrial Light and Magic are credited as the...
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Kurikara Fudoji Temple Creates Short Narrated by Makoto Furukawa

Ichiko Tanno designs characters for "Kurikara Ryuо̄ Densetsu" ― The staff of Japan's Kurikara Fudoji Temple created a "Kurikara Ryuо̄ Densetsu" (The Legend of Dragon King Kurikara) short and began streaming it on YouTube in late April. Makoto Furukawa (One-Punch Man's Saitama) narrates the short. Manga creator and illustrator Ichiko Tannо was the short's character designer. The short tells the legend...
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Guilty Gear -Strive- Game Streams Character Starter Guide Video for I-NO

I-No is available during 2nd open beta test from May 13-16 ― Arc System Works began streaming on Thursday a character starter guide for the character I-NO for the Guilty Gear -Strive- fighting game. Anji Mito and I-NO will be available during the second open beta test from May 13-16. The game will launch for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and PC on June 11, delayed from April 9. Arc System Works had p...
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King of Fighters XV Game Reveals Trailer for Leona Heidern

Seiko Yoshida voices character in game slated for this year ― SNK began streaming a trailer for its The King of Fighters XV game to highlight the character Leona Heidern (voiced by Seiko Yoshida) on Wednesday. The King of Fighters XV will launch in 2021. The game's initial roster includes: Shun'Ei, Meitenkun, Benimaru Nikaido, Iori, Joe Higashi, Kyo, Chizuru, K', Leona Heidern, Mai Shiranui, Andy Bog...
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Crunchyroll Adds More One Piece Anime Episodes to Europe

Service adds episodes 326-746 to international regions on May 16 ― Crunchyroll announced on Thursday that it is adding over episodes 326-746 of the One Piece anime with English subtitles to its catalog in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Portugal, Nordic countries, and French, German, Russian, Italian, and Spanish-speaking Europe. The company will begin streaming the episodes on May 16. Crunchyroll added...
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Da Vinci July Issue to Include Eren x Mikasa "Romcom Collection"

Issue ships in Japan on June 5 ― Kadokawa Media Factory's book and manga news magazine Da Vinci will publish a feature on Hajime Isayama's Attack on Titan manga. The feature will include an Eren x Mikasa "romcom collection," a story and character guide for the series, a collection of Levi x Mikasa quotes, and analyses of the manga by people across various fields. It will also include interviews with ...
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Akiba's Trip: Hellbound & Debriefed Game Launches for PS4, Switch, PC in West in July

Game launches in N. America on July 20, Europe on July 23 ― XSEED Games announced on Thursday that it will release Acquire's Akiba's Trip: Hellbound & Debriefed game for PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and PC via Steam, GOG, and the Humble Store in North America on July 20. Marvelous Europe will release the game in Europe on July 23. The game is getting a Day 1 "10th Anniversary Edition" that include...
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Super Cub ‒ Episode 6

Forget Koguma, forget Reiko: the soundtrack is a character all its own, playing with how viewers interpret each scene. It adds layers to Koguma's loneliness, and now, serves to underscore her quiet happiness.
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45th Annual Kodansha Manga Awards' Winners Announced

Blue Lock, A Condition Called Love, Yuria Sensei no Akai Ito win awards ― Japanese publisher Kodansha announced the winners on Thursday for its 45th annual Manga Awards. Best Shōnen Manga Blue Lock Muneyuki Kaneshiro, Yusuke Nomura Magazine: Weekly Shōnen Magazine (Kodansha) Summary: After a disastrous defeat at the 2018 World Cup, Japan's team struggles to regroup. But what's missing? An absolute Ac...
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NIJISANJI EN Announces “LazuLight” Virtual YouTuber Group

Elira Pendora, Pomu Rainpuff, Finana Ryugu to reveal debut single on May 16 ― Ichikara Inc. announced the launch of its first NIJISANJI English Virtual YouTuber group on Wednesday, titled “LazuLight.” The members of the group are Elira Pendora, Pomu Rainpuff, and Finana Ryugu. Each member debuted their social media accounts and YouTube channels on Wednesday. Further information about each debuting ta...
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Full Dive ‒ Episode 6

find myself wondering why the extended title for Full Dive specifically employs the word ‘shit’ as a pejorative when it's become increasingly clear it's ‘piss’ the show is obsessed with instead.

Final Evangelion Film's Studio Khara Reports Slander, Threats, Criminal Intent Against Staff

Studio willing to take action in Japan, overseas ― Studio Khara confirmed on Thursday that there have been "acts of slander, threats, and suggestions of crimes against individuals involved in the production" of Evangelion: 3.0+1.0: Thrice Upon A Time (Shin Evangelion Gekijō-ban :||), the "final" Evangelion film, in the form of misinterpretations of the film's content and related articles. The studio ...
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Kakushigoto Compilation Anime Film Teases Hime's Mother in Trailer

flumpool, Eiichi Ohtaki's TV anime theme songs will be used for film ― The official website for the the television anime of Kōji Kumeta's Kakushigoto manga revealed on Friday the full trailer, a new key visual, and the theme songs for the theatrical compilation film Kakushigoto: Himegoto wa Nan Desu ka (What is a Secret?). The trailer teases glimpses of Hime's mother, not seen in the earlier televisi...
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Final Fantasy VII Remake Game Gets Novel Featuring Aerith, Tifa

Kazushige Nojima writes Trace of Two Pasts novel launching on July 15 ― Square Enix's online store is listing a 288-page Final Fantasy VII Remake novel by Kazushige Nojima titled Trace of Two Pasts for a July 15 release. The novel is available as part of a bundle with the Final Fantasy VII Remake Material Ultimania Plus book as well as a standalone product. The book will center on heroines Aerith and...
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Castlevania Did Use Warren Ellis's Season 4 Scripts

Last summer, approximately 60 people accused the comic writer and screenwriter of abuse of power, manipulation, and predatory behavior targeting both fans and other industry creatives. ― Despite disturbing allegations that surfaced last year, the Castlevania team went forward with writer Warren Ellis' completed scripts for the final season. Executive producer Kevin Kolde confirmed that Ellis' scripts...
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Tsukimichi -Moonlit Fantasy- Anime Reveals 3 More Cast Members

Yūki Shin, Yuna Kamakura, Saika Kitamori co-star ― The official website for the television anime of Kei Azumi's "alternate-world social reform fantasy" novel series Tsukimichi -Moonlit Fantasy- (Tsuki ga Michibiku Isekai Dōchū) announced three more cast members on Wednesday. The newly announced cast members are: Yūki Shin as Hazal, a male human alchemy meister Yuna Kamakura as Louisa, a female elf gu...
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Sci-Fi Survival Anime Sonny Boy Unveils Cast, July 15 Debut

Aoi Ichikawa, Saori Ōnishi, Aoi Yūki, Chiaki Kobayashi star in Madhouse show by One-Punch Man helmer ― The official website for director Shingo Natsume (One-Punch Man, ACCA: 13-Territory Inspection Dept., Space Dandy) and Madhouse's original science-fiction survival television anime Sonny Boy announced the anime's cast and July 15 premiere on Thursday. The anime stars: Aoi Ichikawa as Nagara, the pro...
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New Revue Starlight Anime Film Delayed to June 4 Due to COVID-19

Film was slated to open on May 21 ― The official website for the upcoming brand-new anime film for the Shōjo☆Kageki Revue Starlight franchise announced on Thrusday that the film's theatrical screenings have been delayed from May 21 to June 4. The website cited the current state of the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and the resulting temporary closure of some theaters. Advance tickets will still b...
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Happy Science Organization Announces Next Film in The Laws of the Universe Anime

Uchū no Hō: Elohim-hen stars Yoshiko Sengen, opens this fall ― HS Pictures Studio, the anime studio of the controversial religious organization Happy Science (Kōfuku no Kagaku), announced the newest film in its The Laws of the Universe film series on Thursday. The new film is titled Uchū no Hō: Elohim-hen (The Laws of the Universe: Elohim Chapter), and it will open in Japan this fall. Actress and Hap...
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Gundam Thunderbolt's Yasuo Ohtagaki Draws New Dougram Manga

Get truth Fang of the Sun DOUGRAM color web manga launches on May 28 ― Shogakukan announced on Thursday that manga creator Yasuo Ohtagaki will draw a new manga based on the Fang of the Sun DOUGRAM (Taiyō no Kiba Dougram) military robot mecha anime series. The color manga is titled Get truth Taiyō no Kiba Dougram, and it will launch as a web manga in Shogakukan's eBigComic4 manga website on May 28. Ry...
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Yasuo Ohtagaki Resumes Moonlight Mile Manga This Winter After 10 Years

Ohtagaki put manga on hiatus to draw Gundam Thunderbolt; manga inspired 2007 anime ― Manga creator Yasuo Ohtagaki announced on Thursday that he is resuming his Moonlight Mile manga sometime this winter after a 10-year hiatus. Ohtagaki put the manga on hiatus in 2011 to launch his Mobile Suit Gundam Thunderbolt manga. Ohtagaki launched Moonlight Mile in Shogakukan's Big Comic Superior magazine in 2000...
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Seven Seas Licenses Kabi Nagata's My Wandering Warrior Existence Manga

My Lesbian Experience with Loneliness creator's story of longing for love launches in March 2022 ― Seven Seas Entertainment announced on Wednesday that it has licensed Kabi Nagata's My Wandering Warrior Existence (Meisō Sensi, Nagata Kabi) manga, and will release it on print and digital platforms in March 2022. Seven Seas Entertainment describes the manga: Nagata Kabi's groundbreaking autobiographica...

Netflix's Eden Anime Reveals English Dub Cast

Ruby Rose Turner, Neil Patrick Harris, Rosario Dawson, David Tennant, more star in May 27 anime ― Justin Leach, a producer for Netflix's four-episode original anime Eden, revealed the English dub cast for Eden on Wednesday. The dub cast includes: Ruby Rose Turner as Sara Neil Patrick Harris as Zero Rosario Dawson as A37 David Tennant as E92 JP Karliak as S566 Cassandra Lee Morris as Zurich Julie Nath...

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'I've Been Killing Slimes for 300 Years and Maxed Out My Level' Anime Adds 6 Cast Members

Ari Ozawa, Miku Ito, Hikaru Tohno, Ayasa Ito, Miyuri Shimabukuro, Kotori Koiwai join cast ― The staff of the television anime of author Kisetsu Morita and illustrator Benio's I've Been Killing Slimes for 300 Years and Maxed Out My Level (Slime Taoshite 300-nen, Shiranai Uchi ni Level Max ni Nattemashita) light novel series revealed six additional cast members for the anime on Thursday. The new cast m...
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Scarlet Nexus Anime's Video Reveals More Cast, Main Staff, July 1 Debut

Yui Horie, Ryota Takeuchi, Tomomi Mineuchi, Daisuke Namikawa, Yumi Hara, more join Sunrise anime ― The official website for the television anime of Bandai Namco Entertainment's Scarlet Nexus role-playing game began streaming a new promotional video for the anime on Thursday. The video reveals more of the voice cast, the main staff, and the July 1 premiere for the anime. Funimation is streaming an Eng...
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Joran: The Princess of Snow and Blood ‒ Episode 7

Did we just skip an episode in the middle of all this? Or am I forgetting some key detail that would explain Makoto's reverse-double-heel-turn as anything more nuanced then “He's crazy, now?”
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Guilty Gear -Strive- Game Streams Character Starter Guide Video for Anji Mito

Anji Mito will be available during 2nd open beta test from May 13-16 ― Arc System Works began streaming on Tuesday a character starter guide for the returning character Anji Mito for the Guilty Gear -Strive- fighting game. The company describes the character: Anji is one of the few surviving Japanese people. He can be hot-blooded, acting on his intuition rather than reason. It's easy to recognize his...
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The Saint's Magic Power is Omnipotent ‒ Episode 6

If you're watching this for the romantic plotline, this is an especially good episode. Albert is definitely upping his game, and that's fun to watch.
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Detective Conan: The Scarlet Bullet Earns Over 210 Million Yuan at Chinese Box Office

Film is 6th highest-grossing Japanese film in China ― The Detective Conan: The Scarlet Bullet (Meitantei Conan: Hiiro no Dangan film has earned over 210 million yuan (about US$33 million) at the Chinese box office as of Sunday. The film opened in China on April 17, one day after it opened in Japan. The film is now the sixth highest-grossing Japanese film in China behind films including Weathering Wit...
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Higehiro ‒ Episode 6

Yaguchi also deserves to choke on a Hefty Bag filled with Port-O-Potty runoff and week-old animal carcasses, you know?
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Demon Slayer Film Earns Over US$40 Million at N. American Box Office

Anime began screening in N. America on April 23 ― Funimation revealed on Wednesday that The Demon Slayer - Kimetsu no Yaiba – The Movie: Mugen Train anime film has earned US$40,004,952 at the North American box office as of Tuesday. Funimation and Aniplex of America began screening the film in theaters in North America on April 23. The film ranked #2 in its third weekend in the United States, earning...
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Uma Musume Ranks 3rd in Top Grossing Mobile Games Worldwide for April 2021

Game launched in Japan for iOS, Android on February 24 ― Cygames' Uma Musume Pretty Derby smartphone game was the third highest grossing mobile game worldwide in April, according to Sensor Tower Store Intelligence data. Although Sensor Tower did not release sales figures for Uma Musume, the game was beaten only by Tencent's Honor of Kings and PUBG Mobile, which made US$258.8 million and US$237.7 mill...
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To Your Eternity ‒ Episode 5

Well, it finally happened. It only took five weeks, but after all of those promises of how To Your Eternity would reduce me to a crying, blubbering mess, the show finally made good.
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Crunchyroll Adds Kekkaishi Anime to Catalog

Anime begins streaming on Wednesday ― Crunchyroll announced on Wednesday that it will begin streaming the Kekkaishi anime from Discotek Media in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa on Wednesday at 6:00 p.m. EDT. Crunchyroll describes the story: Yoshimori Sumimura is a 14-year-old student at Karasumori School. Following in the tradition that...
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Odd Taxi ‒ Episode 6

Odd Taxi has always had much more in common with film noir, or with Martin Scorsese's filmography, than with any other series airing this season.
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My Love Story, Aozora Yell's Kazune Kawahara Launches New Manga

Taiyō Yori mo Mabushii Hoshi manga launches in June ― The June issue of Shueisha's Bessatsu Margaret magazine revealed on Thursday that Kazune Kawahara will launch a new manga titled Taiyō Yori mo Mabushii Hoshi (A Star Brighter Than the Sun) in the magazine's next issue in June. The story will center around Sae Iwata, who is stronger than average girls, and her childhood friend Kamijō, who used to b...
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MARS RED ‒ Episode 6

While I've previously praised MARS RED for its ominously laconic pacing, this episode is a nightmarish acceleration towards disaster. It's a much different vibe, and it works, given the context.
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Polygon Pictures' Stillwater Show Nominated for Peabody Award

Animated series about wise panda debuted on December 4 ― The staff of the George Foster Peabody Awards program announced last week that Polygon Pictures' Stillwater (Panda no Shizuka) animated show has been nominated for a Peabody Award in the Children's & Youth Programming category. The animated series is based on Jon J. Muth's Zen Shorts children's picture book. Gaumont and Scholastic Entertainment...
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One Piece Rap Creator Shawn Conrad Does a Thank You Recitation For Fans

After 17 years of silence, Conrad tells the story of how he worked on the 4Kids rap ― Shawn Conrad, the rap artist behind the iconic 4Kids One Piece anime opening theme song, posted a "Thank You Version" of the song on his YouTube channel on Tuesday. He recited the original lines of the rap before turning to the camera with a wink and saying, "Love to the One Piece fans for everything." He also poste...
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Anime Expo Lite 2021 Virtual Event Reveals US$5 Paid Ticket Price With All Proceeds Going to Charity

ANN interviews SPJA's Azusa Matsuda about new pricing for this year's event ― The Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation (SPJA) revealed on Wednesday more details about the "Anime Expo Lite" virtual event it will host in place of an in-person Anime Expo convention this year. Anime Expo Lite 2021 will be held on July 3-July 4 from 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. PDT (3:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. EDT) each...
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Laputa, Totoro Trumpeter Susumu Kazuhara Passes Away

Musician on Kiki's, Porco Rosso, Lupin III, Gundam, Euphonium was 74 ― The official Twitter account for the Kinyō Road Show movie programming block announced on Monday that Susumu Kazuhara, a musician whose signature trumpet-playing can be heard in Laputa - Castle in the Sky, My Neighbor Totoro, and many films and television series, passed away. He was 74 years old. Kazuhara was born in Okayama prefe...
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Yuriko Hara's Cocoon Entwined Manga Goes on 4-Month Hiatus

Manga returns in August ― The June issue of Kadokawa's Comic Beam magazine revealed on Wednesday that Yuriko Hara's Cocoon Entwined (Mayu, Matou) manga did not have a new chapter in the magazine, and will go on hiatus until the magazine's September issue in August due to "various circumstances." Yen Press is releasing the manga in English, and it describes the story: Clad in school uniforms practical...
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Shun Matsuena's Kimi wa 008 Manga Enters Climax

Matsuena launched spy action manga in February 2018 ― This year's 24th issue of Shogakukan's Weekly Shonen Sunday magazine revealed on Wednesday that Shun Matsuena's Kimi wa 008 (You Are 008) manga has entered its climax. The spy action story centers on high school student Eito Akashi, who is discouraged about the prospect of failing his exams. Although he has no memory of taking his exams, he receiv...
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Kaiten Books Partners with Pathway Book Service for Physical Distribution of Manga

Company to physically release volumes of Loner Life in Another World, "Shed that Skin, Ryugasaki-san!," Uzamaid, more ― Kaiten Books announced on Friday that it has partnered with Pathway Book Service for the physical distribution of the manga in its catalog. Physical copies of the company's titles will be available at bookstores such as Barnes & Noble and Book Depository. The company will physically...
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Hentai Shinshi Club, kojikoji Perform Theme Song for Final Eureka Seven: Hi - Evolution Film

Film slated to debut this fall after COVID-19 delay ― The official website for the Eureka Seven franchise announced on Wednesday that musical unit Hentai Shinshi Club and singer-songwriter kojikoji will perform the theme song "Eureka (feat. kojikoji)" for the third and final film in the Eureka Seven: Hi - Evolution (Kōkyōshihen Eureka Seven Hi-Evolution) film trilogy. The website had revealed last mo...
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Youka Nitta Launches New Aishiteru dewa Amasugite Manga in June

Sequel to Aishiteru dewa Omosugite manga shows "more adult" main characters ― The June issue of Libre Publishing's Be-Boy Gold magazine revealed on April 28 that Youka Nitta will launch a new manga titled Aishiteru dewa Amasugite (Love Is Too Sweet a Word) in the magazine's next issue on June 28. The manga is a sequel to Nitta's earlier Aishiteru dewa Omosugite manga that will show a "more adult" Shō...
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Drugstore in Another World Anime Reveals Opening, Ending Theme Song Artists

Cast members Risae Matsuda, Akane Kumada, Jun Fukushima perform ending song for summer anime ― Lantis announced on Wednesday that Risae Matsuda, Akane Kumada, and Jun Fukushima will perform the ending theme song for the anime adaptation of Kennoji and Matsuuni's Drugstore in Another World: The Slow Life of a Cheat Pharmacist (Cheat Kusushi no Slow Life - Isekai ni Tsukurō Drugstore) light novel serie...
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Mob Psycho 100 Gets New Stage Play in August

New stage play is titled Mob Psycho 100 ~Gekitotsu! Tsume Dai-7 Shibu~ ― Stage company Marvelous announced on Wednesday that it is producing a new stage play adaptation of ONE's Mob Psycho 100 manga that will run in Tokyo's Hulic Hall from August 6 to 15. The stage play is titled Mob Psycho 100 ~Gekitotsu! Tsume Dai-7 Shibu~ (Crash! Tsume's 7th Branch). Keita Kawajiri (Sugarboy) is again directing an...
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