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Golden Kamuy Comes to GRAND SUMMONERS in New Crossover

GRAND SUMMONERS brings more surprises with their revival crossover with popular Shonen anime series Golden Kamuy. ― GRAND SUMMONERS brings more surprises with their revival crossover with popular Shonen anime series Golden Kamuy. Golden Kamuy Crossover Highlights Newcomers and long-time fans of GRAND SUMMONERS can get the Ultimate LUCK Attacker Toshizo Hijikata ★5 unit for FREE! Highlights include: -...
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Ascendance of a Bookworm Episodes 1-26 Streaming

Rose Bridges revisits what makes this isekai series standout: a focus on classism and a plucky heroine who just wants to read! ― One of the first things I thought upon reading this anime's premise was: "Oh geez. That sounds like my own personal hell." I love books nearly as much as Main does, so I'm not sure how I would survive in a world where I was denied them. But Main manages to do as best she ca...
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After School Dice Club

After School Dice Club offers the best of both worlds in terms of narrative and iyashikei anime. It takes the emphasis on friendship and adds just enough development and structure to keep the tension and interest. ― After the first episode, I was ready to dismiss After School Dice Club as fine, but generic, cute girls hobby anime. The kind of show that's all well and good if that's your thing, but un...
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Bleach: Can't Fear Your Own World Vol 1

Narita takes this huge, oftentimes underdeveloped cast and fills them out with dynamic desires, emotional relatability, and carefully written reminders of just why people were enamored with Bleach's world and key players. ― Though as a preteen I adored Bleach, it's undeniable that it had one of the most severe drops in quality and popularity in Shonen Jump history. And yet, there is still admiration ...
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act-age Volume 1

act-age is, in a lot of ways, a classic rags-to-riches sports narrative. It's in these realistic, emotionally authentic details where it really becomes something unique and special. ― I first read Act-Age when it debuted in the pages of Weekly Shonen Jump. I remember being quite enamored with the premise (I love shonen battle manga, I love movies, and I was in theater in high school), and yet, not be...
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Golden Kamuy Comes to GRAND SUMMONERS in New Crossover

GRAND SUMMONERS brings more surprises with their revival crossover with popular Shonen anime series Golden Kamuy. ― GRAND SUMMONERS brings more surprises with their revival crossover with popular Shonen anime series Golden Kamuy. Golden Kamuy Crossover Highlights Newcomers and long-time fans of GRAND SUMMONERS can get the Ultimate LUCK Attacker Toshizo Hijikata ★5 unit for FREE! Highlights include: -...

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SUPER HXEROS Anime Adds 4 Cast Members

LYNN, Natsumi Takamori, Ayaka Ohashi, Yūki Takada cast as Tokyo Branch members ― The official website for SUPER HXEROS, the television anime of Ryōma Kitada's Dokyū Hentai HxEros manga, revealed four additional cast members for the anime on Tuesday. The new cast members for the Tokyo Branch (which will debut in episode 7) are: LYNN as Shiko Murasame Natsumi Takamori as Moena Wakakusa Ayaka Ohashi as ...
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Live-Action Kyō Kara Ore wa!! Film Stays at #1 for 3rd Weekend

Live-action Secret × Heroine Phantomirage!, Kiss Him, Not Me stays at #6, #7 ― The live-action film of Hiroyuki Nishimori's gag comedy manga Kyou Kara Ore Wa!! sold 231,000 tickets and earned 275,967,300 yen (about US$2.59 million) to rank #1 again in its third weekend. The film has now sold a total of 2.08 million tickets, and has earned a cumulative total of 2,659,650,650 yen (about US$25.06 millio...
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Seven Seas Licenses SUPER HXEROS Harem Manga

Ryōma Kitada's ecchi superhero manga launched in 2017, with TV anime currently airing ― Seven Seas Entertainment announced on Monday that it has licensed Ryōma Kitada's SUPER HXEROS (Dokyū Hentai HxEros) manga. Seven Seas Entertainment will release the first volume physically and digitally on February 2021. Seven Seas Entertainment describes the manga: When the mantis-like aliens known as Kiseichuu d...
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Live-Action Grand Blue Dreaming Film's Clip Shows Hand Signal Quiz

Film opens in Japan on Friday ― Warner Bros. Japan began streaming a clip from the live-action film of Kenji Inoue and Kimitake Yoshioka's Grand Blue Dreaming comedy manga on Tuesday. The clip shows protagonists Iori Kitahara and Kōhei Imamura being quizzed on diving hand signals by a senior in their scuba diving club — and getting them hilariously wrong. The film will open in Japan on Friday. The fi...
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Digimon Adventure: ‒ Episode 9

In this week's episode of Digimon Adventure:, Koshiro and Tentomon finally join up with the rest of the group!
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Funimation Adds Sailor Moon R: The Movie, Berserk Anime Films

Funimation streams Sailor Moon R: The Movie on August 7; 2nd, 3rd Berserk movies on August 14 ― Funimation announced on Saturday that it will begin streaming the Sailor Moon R: The Movie anime film in Japanese with English subtitles and in English on August 7. The company also revealed that it will begin streaming the Berserk: The Golden Age Arc II - The Battle for Doldrey and Berserk: The Golden Age...
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Hello Kitty Appointed Copyright PR Ambassador

Japan's parliament enacted more stringent copyright laws in June targeting illegally uploaded manga ― Japan's Agency for Cultural Affairs appointed Hello Kitty as its "Copyright PR Ambassador" at a formal ceremony last Wednesday. The iconic Sanrio mascot will appear in informational videos, school materials, and other avenues in order to spread awareness about Copyright infringement issues. Kōichi Ha...
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Boruto: Naruto Next Generations ‒ Episode 159

After the gang's attempts at quelling the berserk Anato prove unsuccessful, Victor's goons use advanced scientific ninja tools to bring him down.
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'Love Me, Love Me Not' Anime Film's Trailer Reveals, Previews Bump of Chicken's Theme Song

Film opens on September 18 after COVID-19 delay ― The official website for the anime film of Io Sakisaka's Love Me, Love Me Not (Omoi, Omoware, Furi, Furare) manga announced on Tuesday that Bump of Chicken are performing the film's theme song "Gravity." The website began streaming a new trailer that previews the theme song. The film will open in Japan on September 18. The film was previously slated f...
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Author Accidentally Includes Zelda Ingredients in New Novel

Thanks to hasty googling, John Boyne's new novel includes references to Octorok eyeball, red lizalfos tail and Hylian shrooms ― The perils of hasty online research for authors was demonstrated today when a Reddit user spotted a curious anomaly in a new novel. A Traveller at the Gates of Wisdom is a historical novel with a 2,000-year sweep, written by Irish author John Boyne, whose previous books incl...
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The Misfit of Demon King Academy ‒ Episode 5

We are introduced to Misa, a half-blood child of a demon and a spirit. Her very existence allows us to learn more about demon society.
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Online Survey Explains Why Mail Order Doujinshi Aren't Selling in Wake of Canceled Events

Due to COVID-19, a number of doujinshi events scheduled this year, including Comic Market (Comiket), have been canceled or downsized to prevent the spread of infection. A Japanese blogger by the name of "Director D" posted the results and analysis of a survey they conducted on Twitter regarding the reasons why doujin event goers won't purchase the doujinshi they are interested in through mail orde...
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Sword Art Online: Alicization War of Underworld Part 2 ‒ Episode 4

Most of the circumstances for Kirito's return are now in places. He just needs one final push.
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Ascendance of a Bookworm Episodes 1-26 Streaming

Rose Bridges revisits what makes this isekai series standout: a focus on classism and a plucky heroine who just wants to read! ― One of the first things I thought upon reading this anime's premise was: "Oh geez. That sounds like my own personal hell." I love books nearly as much as Main does, so I'm not sure how I would survive in a world where I was denied them. But Main manages to do as best she ca...
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Uzaki-chan Wants to Hang Out! ‒ Episode 4

these jokes are so cliché, and presented with such little enthusiasm or effort, that there's nothing to do but watch them pass by in completely unaffected silence.
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Sound! Euphonium Voice Actress Chika Anzai Announces Her Marriage

Actress played Reina Kōsaka in Sound! Euphonium, Hanabi Yasuraoka in Scum's Wish ― Voice actress Chika Anzai announced on her Instagram account on Saturday that she has gotten married. Her full message is translated as follows: "Thank you for the constant, huge support! My apologies for broaching a personal issue, but I'd like to announce that I have gotten married. I will do my utmost to ensure that...
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No Guns Life ‒ Episode 16

Victor, a man divided in both the physical and philosophical senses, continues to wrestle with his beliefs in this week's episode of No Guns Life.
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Fate/Zero ‒ Episodes 18-19

Kiritsugu is carrying so much baggage that some kind of backstory needed to be done for him at some point.
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ANN: Connect Session 2

Did you miss ANN: Connect Session 2 on Friday? The entire session is archived on our YouTube channel. Check it out and let us know if you agree with our reviewers' choices. ― Welcome to Anime News Network Connect! A collaboration between ANN and Anime NYC, ANN Connect is a new way to bring anime fans, anime creators, and the anime industry together during a time when we're all physically remote. Acr...
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Guilty Gear -Strive- Game Reveals 2 New Characters, Release for PS5/PC in Addition to PS4

Leo Whitefang, Nagoriyuki join lineup for game releasing in early 2021 ― Arc System Works began streaming a new trailer for its upcoming Guilty Gear -Strive- fighting game on Saturday, which reveals the characters Leo Whitefang and Nagoriyuki. Bandai Namco Entertainment Europe also posted the same trailer on Monday, which confirms the game is getting a release on PlayStation 5 and PC in addition to P...
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Soulcalibur VI Game Reveals Setsuka as DLC Character

Setsuka, new character creation set, free content update release on Tuesday ― Bandai Namco Entertainment Europe revealed in a video on Sunday that Setsuka will join the Soulcalibur VI fighting game as a DLC character. The character joins the game as part of the second Season Pass, and will be available as part of DLC 11 and 12 on Tuesday. DLC 12 will feature a new character creation set. The game is ...
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Kai-Ri-Sei Million Arthur Smartphone Game Ends Service on September 30

Offline version of game to remain available ― The official Twitter account for the Kai-Ri-Sei Million Arthur smartphone game announced on Friday that the game will end service on September 30. The in-game shop is no longer selling Crystals as of August 1. The staff are preparing an offline version of the game that will continue after the game ends service. The offline version of the game will retain ...
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Marimo Ragawa's Mashiro no Oto Manga Listed with TV Anime in April 2021

Coming-of-age story about shamisen player by Baby & Me author inspired animated promo video in May ― Amazon Japan is currently listing the cover of the September issue of Kodansha's Monthly Shonen Magazine, which states that Marimo Ragawa's Mashiro no Oto manga is getting a television anime adaptation that will debut in April 2021. The issue will officially ship on Thursday. The coming-of-age drama f...
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Manga Planet Licenses Raise the Demon, Enoshima Waikiki Cafe, Sound of the Sky Manga

Titles to release on August 7, 8 ― Manga Planet announced on Monday that it has licensed three manga from Shonengahosha for release in August. The following manga will release this week on MangaPlanet's subscription service: Title: Raise the Demon Story and Art: Keito Yoshikawa Release Date: August 7 Summary: One rainy day while Motoi and his friend, Reiichi were on their way home, they encountered a...
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Nintendo Reveals Top 30 Switch Download-Only Titles, Top 30 Download Version Titles in Japan for 1st Half of 2020

Minecraft Dungeons, Animal Crossing: New Horizons, top respective lists ― Nintendo released a list of the top 30 downloaded titles in Japan the first half of 2020 for its Switch console on July 25. The following titles are the top 30 download-only games for the Nintendo Switch: Minecraft Dungeons Final Fantasy VII Futari de! Nyanko Dai Sensō Guilty Gear XX: Accent Core Plus R Sabaku no Nezumi-dan! Ka...
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Kia Asamiya Draws New 1-Shot to Celebrate 30 Years of His Studio

Asamiya's Studio Tron manga also changes names to Lab Garnier ― The September issue of Shonengahosha's Young King Ours magazine revealed last Thursday that Kia Asamiya will draw a new one-shot manga in the magazine's next issue in August. The one-shot manga celebrates the 30th anniversary of Asamiya's Studio Tron manga studio, and also commemorates the studio's change of name to Lab Garnier. The maga...
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Asahi Broadcasting Group Holdings Acquires SILVER LINK. as Subsidiary

SILVER LINK. recently reabsorbed subsidiary studio CONNECT last month ― Asahi Broadcasting Group Holdings announced that it has acquired the animation studio SILVER LINK. as a subsidiary company as of Monday. SILVER LINK. recently reabsorbed its subsidiary anime studio CONNECT and dissolved the company last month. SILVER LINK. inherited all of CONNECT.'s rights. SILVER LINK. was established in Decemb...
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Kouta Hirano's Drifters Manga Resumes After 7-Month Hiatus

1st new chapter since December 2019 debuted on Thursday ― The September issue of Shonengahosha's Young King Ours magazine published the first new chapter of Kouta Hirano's Drifters manga in seven months last Thursday. Before the current chapter, the previous chapter appeared in the magazine's February 2020 issue last December. Dark Horse Comics publishes the manga in North America, and it describes t...
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futekiya Boys-Love Manga Service Adds 7 Shodensha Titles

4 new volumes, releases for previous announcements also added ― Fantasista, Inc.'s futekiya boys-love manga subscription service announced on Saturday that it has licensed seven new titles from publisher Shodensha. The company also revealed new volumes and releases for previously announced titles. The newly announced titles include: Ake Susaki's Ryu no Otto - Bokoku no Kami (pictured at right) Hana I...
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The Promised Neverland Creators Pen New 1-Shot Manga

45-page "Shinrei Shashinshi Kōno Saburō" 1-shot debuts on August 11 ― This year's 35th issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine revealed on Monday that Kaiu Shirai and Posuka Demizu will publish a one-shot manga titled "Shinrei Shashinshi Kōno Saburō" (Supernatural Photographer Saburō Kōno) in the magazine's next issue on August 11. The one-shot will be 45 pages long and will focus on a photog...
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Crunchyroll Adds Subtitled Version of Zo Zo Zombie Anime

English dub of the shorts had premiered on March 19 ― Crunchyroll started streaming 13 English-subtitled episodes of Zo Zo Zombie, Canadian toy and media company Spin Master and Shogakukan-Shueisha Production's animated series based on Yasunari Nagatoshi's Zo Zo Zo Zombie (Zo Zo Zo Zombie-kun) manga, on Thursday. Crunchyroll had launched the first five episodes of the series with an English dub on Ma...
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Pokémon Journeys TV Anime Casts Yōko Hikasa as Bea

Eri Kitamura voiced Fighting Pokémon gym leader in Twilight Wings anime ― The ongoing television anime Pokémon Journeys: The Series has cast Yōko Hikasa as gym leader and Fighting Pokémon user Bea (Saitō). Bea appeared in the Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield Nintendo Switch role-playing games as the gym leader of Stow-on-Side Stadium. In the anime, she joins the World Coronation Series with her Pokém...

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Shizuka Furuya Returns to Voice Acting 5 Years After Paralyzing Accident

Nichijō voice actress retired in 2015 after paralysis from traffic collision ― Voice actress Shizuka Furuya announced on Saturday that she is returning to voice acting work, five years after announcing her retirement in 2015. In an interview with the Animate Times website, she revealed that the reason she retired in 2015 was due to being hit by a truck in a traffic accident, with half of her body sub...
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Evangelion to Sell Official NERV Emergency Rations

When the apocalypse strikes, the Evangelion series is looking out for you. Assorted sets of official NERV emergency rations will go on sale in Japan through the AmiAmi anime goods retailer starting from early August. Each set will include five packets of 200g rice and five types of food: beef curry, beef stew, gyūdon, chūkadon, and Japanese hamburg steak. The rations are best eaten within three ye...
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Doraemon Series Releases Bamboo-copter Toy for Adults

The Doraemon series released a toy of the Bamboo-copter, one of Doraemon's iconic tools, on Thursday. The toy has been developed by Tamashii Nations' "Proplica" (a portmanteau of "prop" and "replica") line of character items aimed at adult collectors. This 31-centimeter Bamboo-copter toy includes a hairband so that it can be worn on one's head, and has propeller parts that can move. It costs 2,750...
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After School Dice Club

After School Dice Club offers the best of both worlds in terms of narrative and iyashikei anime. It takes the emphasis on friendship and adds just enough development and structure to keep the tension and interest. ― After the first episode, I was ready to dismiss After School Dice Club as fine, but generic, cute girls hobby anime. The kind of show that's all well and good if that's your thing, but un...

Shonen Jump Teases One Piece Manga is Headed Toward 'Upcoming Final Arc'

Latest One Piece Magazine volume has theme of rereading manga to "prepare for climax" ― In an advertisement for the upcoming One Piece Magazine volume 10 on September 4, this year's 35th issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine teased on Monday that Eiichiro Oda's One Piece manga is "headed toward the upcoming final arc." The advertisement did not give any more specifics. The advertisement mad...
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Yu-Gi-Oh! Sevens Anime Gets Comedy Spinoff Manga

Megumi Sasaki draws manga launching on August 4 ― This year's 35th issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine revealed on Monday that Yu-Gi-Oh! Sevens, the new television anime for the Yu-Gi-Oh! franchise, will get a new manga in the Saikyō Jump magazine starting in the September issue on August 4. Megumi Sasaki is writing the manga, titled Yu-Gi-Oh! Sevens: Boku no Road Gakuen (My Road Academy)...
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Captain Tsubasa Manga Gets Complete Digital Bilingual Version in Japanese, English

Release will be for Progress Technologies' "eOneBook" reader device ― This year's 35th issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine revealed on Monday that Yōichi Takahashi's Captain Tsubasa manga is getting a complete bilingual edition digitally in Japanese and English as part of the manga's 40th anniversary. The release will mark the first time the manga is getting an English release. The biling...
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My Hero Academia Gets New Original Anime Episode Streaming on August 16

New episode to feature training exercise before provisional pro hero exam ― This year's 35th issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine revealed on Monday that the My Hero Academia franchise will get a new original anime episode that will stream in Japan starting on August 16. The anime will stream exclusively on Hulu in Japan starting on August 16, and will stream on August 30 on other services...
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Japan's Video Game Rankings, July 20-26

Animal Crossing: New Horizons returns to #1 ― Japan's Game Ranking: July 20-26 Rank System Title Publisher Release Date Weekly Copies Total Copies 1NSwAnimal Crossing: New Horizons Nintendo March 20 94,115 5,280,398 2PS4Ghost of Tsushima Sony Interactive Entertainment July 17 53,387 266,302 3NSwPaper Mario: The Origami King Nintendo July 17 50,643 159,735 4NSwRing Fit Adventure Nintendo October 18, 2...
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Japanese Animation TV Ranking, July 20-26

Kyoto Animation's Baja no Studio: Baja no Mita Umi OVA earns 4.3% rating ― Title Station Date Time Length Average Household Rating Sazae-san Fuji TV July 26 (Sun) 18:30 30 min. 8.9 Detective Conan NTV July 25 (Sat) 18:00 30 min. 8.1 Chibi Maruko-chan Fuji TV July 26 (Sun) 18:00 30 min. 6.3 Hakushon Daimaō 2020 NTV July 25 (Sat) 17:30 30 min. 4.9 Baja no Studio: Baja no Mita Umi NHK July 23 (Thu) 8:1...
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Japanese Animation TV Ranking, July 13-19

Kyou Kara Ore Wa!! live-action TV special earns 11.2% rating ― The live-action Kyou Kara Ore Wa!! television special, a spinoff from the recent Kyou Kara Ore Wa!! film, aired on NTV on Friday, July 17 at 9:00 p.m., and it earned an 11.2% rating. Title Station Date Time Length Average Household Rating Sazae-san Fuji TV July 19 (Sun) 18:30 30 min. 9.5 Detective Conan NTV July 18 (Sat) 18:00 30 min. 6.9...
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Variety: Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Game to Get 'Anime' Adaptation

Derek Kolstad will write, produce series ― The Variety entertainment trade magazine reported on Thursday that Netflix and Ubisoft have teamed up to produce an "anime" series based on the Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell video game franchise. Derek Kolstad will be the writer and executive producer for the series. Netflix, Ubisoft, and Derek Kolstad's representatives have yet to announce production details a...

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Rent-A-Girlfriend ‒ Episode 4

I can totally understand why our dumpster fire of a lead would still be so fanatical, even if it's clear to the audience that Mami's less than radical.
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Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma: The Fifth Plate ‒ Episode 5

Since a large piece of this Blue is about the fight between the legitimate and underworld chefs, I feel like “Soma sucks because he's from a diner” biases really could go away.
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Fire Force ‒ Episode 29

“Corna (Sign of the Devil)/A Secret Plan” may have an awfully unwieldy title, but it's focus is laser-sharp and trained on an exceptionally straightforward scenario.
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Sailor Moon's Luna Inspires Lingerie

Luna's human form in Sailor Moon S: The Movie has inspired a set of lingerie. There are three different sets that can be purchased: a night bra and shorts set, a long camisole with a bra cup attached, or room pants. You can get them in either the Princess Kaguya colors or Black Lady colors. The items can be ordered through Premium Bandai's official website until August 31, and are expected to ship...
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Bleach: Can't Fear Your Own World Vol 1

Narita takes this huge, oftentimes underdeveloped cast and fills them out with dynamic desires, emotional relatability, and carefully written reminders of just why people were enamored with Bleach's world and key players. ― Though as a preteen I adored Bleach, it's undeniable that it had one of the most severe drops in quality and popularity in Shonen Jump history. And yet, there is still admiration ...
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Samurai Shodown Game Adds Honor of Kings' Gongsun Li

Free crossover character debuts on August 5 ― SNK's Samurai Shodown (Samurai Spirits) announced on Thursday that is adding the Gongsun Li character as a crossover character from Tencent's Honor of Kings game on August 5. The DLC character will be available for free. The company began streaming a trailer: The game launched for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in Japan and the West in June 2019. The Nintendo...
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Kojima Productions Twitter Account Shares Daily 'Hideo Musings'

Learn what creators he's following, why his games let you shower, what he did before making games Metal Gear and Death Stranding developer Hideo Kojima has been sharing daily musings about his work and life through the Kojima Productions Twitter account. The first "Hideo Musings" concerns the reason which actors and creators Kojima is following: "Hideo's Musings" Get a glimpse inside Hideo's inner ...
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Young Jump Gets Special Issue Focused on Sports

Yū Sasuga, Yūji Ninomiya, Forbidden Shibukawa contribute manga to publication launching on August 17 ― This year's 35th issue of Shueisha's Young Jump magazine revealed on Thursday that Shueisha will publish the companion supplement Young Jump Sports with a focus on sports stories on August 17. The supplement will feature the following one-shot sports stories (Note: romanizations are not confirmed.):...
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Gundam Side Story: The Blue Destiny Manga Nears 'Final Battle'

Manga launched in September 2015 ― This year's September issue of Kadokawa's Gundam Ace magazine revealed on Monday that Yo Taichi and Tomohiro Chiba's Mobile Suit Gundam Side Story: The Blue Destiny manga is nearing the "final battle." Taichi and Chiba launched the manga in September 2015. The manga's eighth compiled book volume shipped on February 25. Kunio Okawara and Naoki are credited as mechani...

Right Stuf Reveals Gundam Seed Collector's Edition BD Release

Set includes remastered HD, original SD versions of 2002 TV anime ― Right Stuf announced at its panel at the Otakon.Online digital event on Saturday that it will release the Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Collector's Ultra Edition Blu-ray on December 1. The set will be available only through Right Stuf's website, and pre-orders are available now. The collection will include episodes 1-48 of the HD remastere...
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Ayumi Komura's Okuchi no Sensei wa Shojo Danshi Manga Ends

Manga about woman, dentist hooking up launched last October ― Manga creator Ayumi Komura announced on Twitter on Saturday that her Okuchi no Sensei wa Shojo Danshi (The Dentist Was a Virgin Guy) manga ended on Saturday. Komura had previously revealed that the manga would end with its 13th chapter. The manga centers on Tsubasa, a woman who meets a hot guy named Sakura at a mixer. When they continue th...
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Gundam Colony no Ochita Chi de Manga Ends in August

Manga based on Sega Dreamcast game debuted in May 2017 ― This year's September issue of Kadokawa's Gundam Ace magazine revealed on Monday that Umetarō Saitani's Kidō Senshi Gundam Gaiden GROUND ZERO - Colony no Ochita Chi de - Rise From the Ashes manga will end in the magazine's next issue on August 26. The manga is based on the Kidō Senshi Gundam Gaiden - Colony no Ochita Chi de Sega Dreamcast game....
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TONIKAWA: Over The Moon For You TV Anime Reveals October 2 Premiere, New Visual

Fall romantic comedy by Hayate the Combat Butler's Kenjirō Hata about newlyweds ― The official website for TONIKAWA: Over The Moon For You, the television anime of Kenjirō Hata's Fly Me to the Moon (Tonikaku Kawaii), posted the anime's October 2 premiere date and a new key visual on Saturday. The visual features the two main leads Tsukasa and Nasa in their wedding dress and tuxedo, respectively. The ...
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2020 Crayon Shin-chan Film Slated for September 11 After COVID-19 Delay

Originally scheduled for April 24 ― The official website for the Crayon Shin-chan films announced on Saturday that the Eiga Crayon Shin-chan Gekitotsu! Rakuga Kingdom to Hobo Yonin no Yūsha (Crayon Shin-chan the Movie: Crash! Rakuga Kingdom and Roughly Four Heroes) film will open on September 11. The 28th film in the series had been delayed from its Apri 24 opening, due to the effects of the new coro...
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Cells at Work!! Theatrical Anime to Run With New Platelet Anime Short

White Blood Cell, Platelet cast members also star in exercise video set to TV anime's opening ― The official website for the Tokubetsu Jōei-ban "Hataraku Saibō!!" Saikyō no Teki, Futatabi. Karada no Naka wa "Chō" Ōsawagi! (Special Screening Edition: "Cells at Work!" The Return of the Strongest Enemy. A Huge Uproar Inside the Body's "Bowels!") theatrical anime announced on Saturday that an anime short...

Yuki Yuna Is a Hero Franchise Gets 3rd TV Anime

1st TV anime's staff returns for Dai-Mankai no Shō anime ― A live-streamed program for the fifth anniversary of the Yuki Yuna Is a Hero franchise announced a new television anime on Saturday. The new anime is titled Yūki Yūna wa Yūsha de Aru Dai-Mankai no Shō (Yuki Yuna Is a Hero: The Great Full Blossom Arc). 「結城友奈は勇者である」の5周年を記念して発表された、勇者部五周年六箇条の最後がついに発表されました!「結城友奈は勇者である 大満開の章」のTVアニメ制作が決定しました♪続報にもご期待...
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1st Fate/Grand Order Anime Film Slated for December 5 After COVID-19 Delay

Originally scheduled for August 15 in Japan ― The first film in the Fate/Grand Order The Movie Divine Realm of the Round Table: Camelot (Fate/Grand Order Shinsei Entaku Ryōiki Camelot) film project has been rescheduled to December 5. The film had been delayed from its August 15 opening, due to the effects of the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) on its production. On Saturday, the online service Ani...
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Katana Maidens: Toji no Miko Original Video Anime Casts Maki Kawase

Kawase plays new character Hirona Nitta in 2-volume 2020 anime ― The official website for Katana Maidens – Tomoshibi (Toji no Miko: Kizamishi Issen no Tomoshibi), the original video anime of the Toji no Miko: Kizamishi Issen no Tomoshibi smartphone game, announced a new cast member on Friday. Maki Kawase plays the new character Hirona Nitta: The website also posted at 23-minute compilation that recap...

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Ushijima the Loan Shark Spinoff Manga About Nikumamushi Returns This Summer

Series launched in February 2017 ― This year's 35th issue of Shogakukan's Big Comic Spirits magazine revealed on Monday that Yu Hayato's Yamikin Ushijima-kun Nikumamushi Densetsu (Ushijima the Loan Shark: The Legend of Nikumamushi) spinoff manga will return this summer. The manga last went on hiatus in April 2019 and returned in summer of that year. The manga launched on Shogakukan's online magazine ...
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Virtual YouTuber Agency Hololive Apologizes For Uploading Videos Without Copyright Permission

Unauthorized videos have been set to private or deleted, will be restored pending review ― Cover Corp, the company which runs the Virtual YouTuber agency Hololive, issued an apology on its website on Thursday for uploading contents without copyright permission. According to the statement, the company has received notices that it has violated copyright on videos across its various YouTube channels, an...
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Otaquest Connect Digital Event Features Mamoru Miyano, Shigeto Koyama, Hiromi Wakabayashi, More

Also: My Hero Academia anime's directors Kenji Nagasaki, Masahiro Mukai ― Otaquest announced on Friday that the online convention "OTAQUEST CONNECT" will feature the following guests: Voice actor Mamoru Miyano - Death Note's Light Yagami, Mobile Suit Gundam 00's Setsuna Directors Kenji Nagasaki and Masahiro Mukai - My Hero Academia Character/mechanical designer and art director Shigeto Koyama - Proma...
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Observer: My Hero Academia Is U.S.'s 2nd Most 'In-Demand' TV Title in Last 60 Days

Data is tracked through social media, fan ratings, piracy Observer reported last Friday that the My Hero Academia television anime is the 2nd most "in-demand" TV title in the United States in the last 60 days, citing data from Parrot Analytics that measures popularity through social media, fan ratings, and piracy. The full top 10 list is as follows: SpongeBob SquarePants My Hero Academia Game of Th...
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The Millionaire Detective Anime Gets Stage Play in October

Daisuke Nishida directs, Taku Kishimoto writes play starring Yо̄jirо̄ Itakawa, Shūji Kikuchi The Millionaire Detective - Balance: UNLIMITED, the television anime of Yasutaka Tsutsui's bestselling detective novel Fugō Keiji (Wealthy Detective), is inspiring a stage play. Millionaire Detective Balance: UNLIMITED The STAGE will run at the Shinagawa Prince Hotel Club's eX in Tokyo from October 2-11. Th...
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A Certain Scientific Railgun T ‒ Episode 17

The events here instead entirely focus on Kuroko (and to a lesser extent Uiharu) working with Shaei Miyama to thwart various accidents predicted by Shaei's Precognition ability.
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Higurashi: When They Cry Gets Smartphone Game This Summer

iOS/Android game features all-new story with script by Kiichi Kanou ― An official website opened on Friday to announce that the Higurashi: When They Cry franchise is getting a smartphone game titled Higurashi no Naku koro ni Mei this summer. The game will feature a completely new story, and Ryukishi07 is credited with cooperation on the original work. Smileaxe is developing the game, and D-techno is ...
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Overlord, SSSS.Gridman Singer Masayoshi Ōishi Announces His Marriage

Partner is a woman outside the entertainment industry ― Singer Masayoshi Ōishi announced on Twitter on Friday that he has gotten married to a woman outside the entertainment industry. He assured his fans that he will continue his music and entertainment work as usual and give life his all. Ōishi has performed theme songs for Overlord (all three seasons), Hand Shakers, Ace of Diamond, Ace of Diamond: ...
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Appare-Ranman! ‒ Episode 5

After nearly half a season of build up, it's finally time for the Trans-America race to begin!
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Naruto Triple Feature Collector's Edition Blu-Ray Features Cover Art By Comic Book Artist Whilce Portacio

Right Stuf Anime posted a listing on Thursday for Viz Media's Naruto Triple Feature Collector's Edition Blu-Ray. The release bundles three films: Naruto the Movie: Ninja Clash in the Land of Snow, Naruto the Movie: Legend of the Stone of Gelel, and Naruto the Movie: Guardians of the Crescent Moon Kingdom. The product description states that the cover art was drawn by comic book artist Whilce Porta...
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RetroCrush Adds Arcadia of My Youth, Medabots, Unico, Swan Lake, Dear Brother Anime

7 titles launch on service in August ― Digital Media Rights revealed on Thursday that it has licensed seven new anime titles for its RetroCrush streaming service. The company also announced the release dates for the anime titles that will stream on its RetroCrush streaming service in August. The titles will launch on consecutive Fridays in August: The Fantastic Adventures of Unico - August 7 Unico In...
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My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU Climax ‒ Episode 4

Haruno is resigned to her lot in life and tortures those around her—likely because misery loves company and because she wants everyone to be as disillusioned with life as she is
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Ride Your Wave Anime Film's English Dub Clip Streamed

GKIDS, Shout! Factory release film on home video on August 4 ― GKIDS began streaming an English dub clip from Masaaki Yuasa's Ride Your Wave anime film on Friday. GKIDS and Shout! Factory will release the anime film digitally and on home video on August 4. The film will be available for digital download and on demand, as well as Blu-ray Disc/DVD combo pack and standalone DVD. The release will include...
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act-age Volume 1

act-age is, in a lot of ways, a classic rags-to-riches sports narrative. It's in these realistic, emotionally authentic details where it really becomes something unique and special. ― I first read Act-Age when it debuted in the pages of Weekly Shonen Jump. I remember being quite enamored with the premise (I love shonen battle manga, I love movies, and I was in theater in high school), and yet, not be...
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The Millionaire Detective - Balance: UNLIMITED ‒ Episode 3

he Millionaire Detective exists in a space somewhere between James Bond and Batman, with fancy gadgets, random sexy ladies, and oodles of ludicrous tech and money.
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Bleach: Brave Souls Game Gets PC Release This Summer

iOS/Android game launched in Japan in July 2015, worldwide in January 2016 ― KLab announced on Friday that its Bleach: Brave Souls game will get a release for PC via Steam this summer. The release will be available in Japanese, English, French, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Korean, and Thai. Players will be able to access the release in the same regions as the original smartphone game, and...
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Assault Lily Bouquet Anime Premieres on October 1

― The official website for the Assault Lily mixed-media franchise revealed on Friday that the Assault Lily Bouquet television anime will premiere on TBS on the night of October 1 at 1:28 a.m. (effectively, October 2). The series will then debut on BS-TBS on October 3 at 2:00 a.m. (effectively, October 4). The anime will also begin exclusively streaming on Amazon Prime Video on October 1, though the ...

Crunchyroll Removes 77 Sentai Filmworks Titles

All 77 titles slated for removal this Saturday ― Crunchyroll announced on Thursday that it will remove 77 anime titles from its service on Saturday, August 1. Sentai Filmworks holds the license to all 77 titles. The titles slated for removal include: Action Heroine Cheer Fruits AKB0048 AMNESIA Aoharu x Machinegun ARGEVOLLEN BAKUON!! Battle Girl High School Bodacious Space Pirates Broken Blade Captain...

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Genesis Climber Mospeada Gets New Genesis Breaker Project

Shinji Aramaki, Hideki Kakinuma reunite for new project ― Tatsunoko Production announced on Thursday that it is producing a new project based on its Genesis Climber Mospeada franchise titled Genesis Climber Mospeada Genesis Breaker. Shinji Aramaki and Hideki Kakinuma are returning as mechanical designers for the project, with the announcement showing a new ride armor (seen below). Sentinel plans to r...
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BEM: Become Human Anime Film Casts Kōichi Yamadera, Nana Mizuki

Wataru Takagi, Shizuka Itou also join cast ― The staff of Gekijо̄ban BEM~BECOME HUMAN, the upcoming anime film based on the rebooted BEM anime series, announced four guest cast members on Friday. The newly announced cast members are:(Note: character name romanizations not confirmed.) Kōichi Yamadera as Manstoll Nana Mizuki as Emma Wataru Takagi as Draco Shizuka Itou as Greta As previously announced, ...
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The Cornered Mouse Dreams of Cheese Boys-Love Film's Clip Previews Ear-Cleaning Scene

Live-action film starring Tadayoshi Okura, Ryō Narita opens on September 11 ― Phantom Film began streaming a clip from the live-action film of Setona Mizushiro's The Cornered Mouse Dreams of Cheese (Kyūso wa Cheese no Yume o Miru) and The Carp on the Chopping Block Jumps Twice (Sōjo no Koi wa Nido Haneru) manga on Friday. The clip shows Imagase cleaning Kyōichi's ears. The film will open in Japan on ...
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23rd Pokémon Film Casts Moka Kamishiraishi, Kankurō Nakamura, Kōichi Yamadera, Shoko Nakagawa

Film opens in Japan this winter ― The staff of Gekijōban Pocket Monster Koko, the 23rd anime film in the Pokémon franchise, revealed four cast members on Friday. The newly announced cast includes (pictured above from left to right): Shoko Nakagawa as Karen, a female researcher Kankurō Nakamura as Zarude Moka Kamishiraishi as Koko Kōichi Yamadera as Professor Zed, a Biotope Company researcher of cutti...
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The Vision of Escaflowne ‒ Episode 15-16

If the last couple of episodes were about living through wartime, these two are at least in part about trying to come out the other side.
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Anime Fan Couple Names Their Son After Black Clover's Asta

Crunchyroll News interviewed parents Roxy and Victor about their decision to name their newborn son Asta after the protagonist of Yuki Tabata's Black Clover manga. Both parents have been anime fans since childhood. When asked why the decided to name their son Asta, they responded as follows: The name started to stick because of how wild Asta was in the womb. He'd act up like as he was in a tumble ...
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Square Enix Manga & Books Licenses Otherside Picnic, I Think Our Son Is Gay Manga

Both manga debut physically, digitally in May 2021 ― Square Enix Manga & Books, Square Enix's North American publishing division, announced on Thursday that it has licensed the Otherside Picnic and I Think Our Son Is Gay manga. Square Enix Manga & Books will release Eita Mizuno's manga adaptation of Iori Miyazawa's Urasekai Picnic (Otherside Picnic) novel physically and digitally on May 25, 2021. Squ...
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Deca-Dence ‒ Episode 4

Between the human portion, the Gear segments, and the crew's ongoing metatextual games, how many shows are we really watching?
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Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World- ‒ Episode 4

In a story that hinges so much on Subaru dying over and over again, it seems very significant to me that what drives his biggest character moments is love from other people.
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Tokyo Keizai: Poor Accounting at Animation Production Studios Is the Reason Behind Low Animator Wages

No anime production company has declared bankruptcy yet due to COVID-19, but according to the source, it is only a matter of time, given that roughly 40% of companies are in the red. ― The Tokyo Keizai's online newspaper published an article on Wednesday about the effects of COVID-19 on the Japanese anime industry, using quotes from an anonymous industry insider. The article's central argument is tha...
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Monster Girl Doctor ‒ Episode 3

It's Lindworms and flesh golems this week as Dr. Glenn attempts to track down some missing, wiggly, limbs!
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Yoshiyuki Nishi's Lycanthrope Bōken Hoken Manga Gets 1st New Chapter in 5 Months

Fantasy adventure about insurance company launched in October 2016 ― Yoshiyuki Nishi published the 42nd chapter of the Lycanthrope Bōken Hoken (Lycanthrope Adventure Insurance) manga on Thursday. The chapter is the first for the series since February 13. The manga is set in a fantasy world of swords and magic, and centers on the titular Lycanthrope Adventure Insurance company. The company provides in...
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Kill la Kill ‒ Episodes 17-18

That sense of imminent escalation continues in the episodes of Kill la Kill I visited this week, moving soundly into what I consider the “Things just keep happening” zone of Trigger shows.
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Favorite Summer Anime?

On Friday, ANN: Connect will present "Our Favorite Anime of 2020." What do you think our reviewers will pick? What's your favorite so far this summer?
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Mushoku Tensei 4-Panel Spinoff Manga Ends in August

Kaede Nogiwa's comedy spinoff manga launched in October 2018 ― The 83rd issue of Kadokawa's Dengeki Daioh G magazine revealed on Wednesday that Kaede Nogiwa's Mushoku Tensei ~4-Koma ni Nattemo Honki Dasu~ (Jobless Reincarnation ~Get Serious Even in 4 Panels~) spinoff manga will end in the magazine's next issue in August. The spinoff manga of author Rifujin na Magonote and illustrator Shirotaka's Mush...

Lionsgate to Release Ghost in the Shell Anime Film on UHD 4K Blu-ray Disc on September 8

Remastered release commemorates film's 25th anniversary ― Lionsgate announced on Wednesday that it will release Mamoru Oshii's 1995 Ghost in the Shell anime film on Ultra-High Definition (UHD) 4K Blu-ray Disc and Digital 4K Ultra HD on September 8. The remaster will feature Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos, and it will include new bonus featurettes and artwork from illustrator Martin Ansin. The release w...
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Hi Score Girl's Rensuke Oshikiri Draws New 'DKS40' 1-Shot Manga

Manga celebrating Young Magazine's 40th anniversary debuts on August 3 ― This year's 35th issue of Kodansha's Young Magazine revealed on Monday that Rensuke Oshikiri will publish a new one-shot manga titled "DKS40" (pronounced "dōkyūsei" or "classmate") in the magazine's next issue on August 3. The one-shot manga is part of the magazine's 40th anniversary project "Wagaman," a series of one-shots from...
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Funimation Adds Sword Art Online: Alicization Anime's English Dub

1st 12 episodes available on August 1 ― Funimation announced on Wednesday that it will add the first 12 English-dubbed episodes of the Sword Art Online: Alicization anime on August 1. Sword Art Online: Alicization premiered in Japan in October 2018, and streamed on Crunchyroll, Hulu, and FunimationNow. The anime premiered with the English dub on Adult Swim's Toonami block in February 2019. The series...
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Dogeza de Tanondemita Comedy Anime Reveals Staff

I Can't Understand What My Husband Is Saying's Shinpei Nagai helms shorts ― A website and Twitter account opened for the anime of Kazuki Funatsu's Dogeza de Tanondemita (I Tried Asking While Kowtowing) sexual comedy manga on Thursday. The website reports that the anime will be composed of shorts, and it also posted a teaser visual and the main staff. Shinpei Nagai (I Can't Understand What My Husband ...
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AniCast Lab Posts 'She Sings, As If It Were Destiny.' Anime Short

i☆Ris idol Yūki Wakai creates music, stars in short ― The official YouTube channel for AniCast Lab., the VR anime creation tool by entertainment company Avex and virtual reality development company XVI Inc., began streaming an original anime short titled 'Kanojo wa Utau, Dakara Boku wa.' (She Sings, As If It Were Destiny.) on Thursday. The short stars i☆Ris idol group member Yūki Wakai alongside Kei ...
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ORESAMA Performs Sleepy Princess in the Demon Castle Anime's Ending Song

Doga Kobo anime premieres this October ― The official website for the television anime of Kagiji Kumanomata's Sleepy Princess in the Demon Castle (Maōjō de Oyasumi) manga revealed on Thursday that disco pop duo ORESAMA will perform the anime's ending theme song "Gimmme!" The song's CD single will ship on October 14. The anime will premiere this October on TV Tokyo, BS TV Tokyo, and AT-X. Viz Media is...
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Sentai Filmworks Unveils Fragtime Anime's English Dub Cast

Video clip previews dub starring Caitlynn French, Genevieve Simmons ― Sentai Filmworks announced the English dub cast for the anime of Sato's Fragtime manga on Tuesday. The company began streaming an English dub clip. The cast members are: Caitlynn French as Moritani Genevieve Simmons as Murakami Natalie Rial as Kobayashi Christina Kelly as Aikawa Blake Jackson as Tamaki The cast also includes: Luci ...
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Island of Giant Insects Anime Film Launches 2nd English Dub Kickstarter, Unveils Dub Clip

"Round 2" campaign has lower funding goal, new backer rewards, reorganized backing tiers ― The Kickstarter page to crowdfund a dub for The Island of Giant Insects anime film launched a "Round 2" campaign. The Kickstarter page also began streaming a preview clip of the English dub. The project attempted a previous Kickstarter campaign earlier this year, but fell short of its 8,500,000-yen (about US$80...
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Toei Unvels Kamen Rider Saber Series for September Premiere

Shūichirō Naitō stars as novelist adept with both pen and sword ― Toei confirmed on Wednesday that the next installment of its Kamen Rider tokusatsu franchise is titled Kamen Rider Saber. The title is a portmanteau of the English word "saber," and two Japanese characters individually pronounced "sei" and "ha," which together means "sacred blade." The series will premiere on TV Asahi on September 6. T...
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T.M. Revolution, Golden Bomber's Kirisho Perform Pokémon Journeys Anime's Opening Song

Singers perform new arrangement of "1.2.3" song debuting on August 9 ― The ongoing television anime Pokémon Journeys: The Series announced on Thursday that Takanori Nishikawa, also known as T.M. Revolution, and Golden Bomber's Shō "Kirisho" Kiryūin will perform a new arrangement of the anime's opening theme song "1.2.3" under the unit name "Nishikawa-kun to Kirishō." The new arrangement will debut wi...

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Mari Okada's Live-Action O Maidens in Your Savage Season Show Reveals Cast, Staff, September 8 Debut

Anna Yamada, Tina Tamashiro, Mayū Yokota, Mei Hata, Shuri Tanaka star in series ― The official website for the live-action series of Mari Okada and Nao Emoto's O Maidens in Your Savage Season (Araburu Kisetsu no Otome-domo yo) manga revealed the cast, staff, and September 8 premiere date for the show on Thursday. The cast includes: Anna Yamada (top row left in image above) as Kazusa Onodera, a member...
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Disgaea 4 Complete+ Game Gets PC Release This Fall

New trailer posted for game launching on PC via Steam, Microsoft Store ― NIS America announced on Wednesday that its release of the Disgaea 4 Complete+ game will launch on PC via Steam and the Microsoft Store this fall. The game will be available on the Xbox Game Pass for PC. The company began streaming an announcement trailer: The game will get network features after launch including a map editor, p...
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Live-Action Way of the Househusband Show Casts Haruna Kawaguchi as Miku

Kawaguchi, Hiroshi Tamaki star in fall series about yakuza-turned-house husband ― The official website for the live-action series of Kousuke Oono's The Way of the Househusband (Gokushufudō) manga announced on Thursday that Haruna Kawaguchi (Haruhi in live-action Ouran High School Host Club, Mei in live-action Say "I love you".) will play Miku, the wife of the protagonist Tatsu. As previously announce...
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2nd Disney Twisted-Wonderland Animated TV Ad Highlights Savanaclaw Dorm

CloverWorks animates ad for smartphone game that launched in Japan in March ― The Disney Twisted-Wonderland smartphone game released its 2nd television ad animated by CloverWorks on Tuesday. The ad highlights the Savanaclaw Dorm, which is inspired by Disney's 1994 animated film The Lion King. Yuichiro Umehara, who also voices Leona Kingscholar in the game, narrated the ad. Aniplex, which collaborated...
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futekiya Boys-Love Manga Service Licenses I Love You so Do as I Say, Mirage, Touch of a Brush, More Manga

Also: I Want You So Much That I'll Let Him Violate Me, The Time a Gangster was Reincarnated as Ranmaru Mori ― The futekiya boys-love manga news website confirmed on Wednesday that it has licensed five manga from Thirdline for release in August. Title: I Love You so Do as I Say Creator: Konoko Kino Debut date: August 3 Summary: In a cursed forest rumored to be the lair of a demon lord and the witch wh...
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Manga Planet Licenses Salary Man Kintaro, Charge!! Men's School, Peacock King, More Manga

Also: Silver Fang - The Shooting Star Gin -, Magical☆Taruruto ― Manga Planet confirmed on Wednesday that it has licensed five manga from Thirdline for release in August. Title: Salaryman Kintaro Creator: Hiroshi Motomiya Debut date: August 3 Summary: Retired ex-bike gang leader of the "Hasshu" Kintaro Yajima leaves his hometown where he worked as a fisherman until his wife, Akemi, passed away. With h...
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Goro Miyazaki Says He's Confident in Upcoming Earwig and the Witch CG Film

'I didn't consult with any of the old guys [at Ghibli] at all.' ― Goro Miyazaki, the son of Studio Ghibli co-founder Hayao Miyazaki, commented on his upcoming CG feature Earwig and the Witch at a press conference on Tuesday. He described it as "a work I want everyone to see right now" and said that it was mostly created by young staff. The Mainichi Shimbun's Mantan-Web quotes him saying playfully, "I...
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Black Clover ‒ Episode 136

The series is doing a decent (if also erratic) job of spinning legitimate training and ability expansion into these mini-stories it is using to kill time before the Spade Kingdom arc gets seriously underway.
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Thai Protestors Sing Hamtaro Theme at Pro-Democracy Demonstration

'The most delicious food is sunflower seeds' line changed to 'The most delicious food is taxpayers' money' ― Reuters reported that hundreds of Thai protesters sang a parody version of the Hamtaro theme song at a pro-democracy demonstration on Sunday. The lyrics compared the government to hamsters guzzling taxpayer money. "The most delicious food is taxpayers' money,” they are reported as singing, acc...
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Fruits Basket ‒ Episode 42

Resplendent with recognizable landmarks like Kinkaku-ji, Kyoto in the fall makes a brilliant backdrop for our characters' minor melodramas.
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Florida Congressional Candidate Warns of Internet 'Anime Porn' Like 'Dragon Ball Z'

Dragon Ball Z is, actually, not porn. ― Florida congressional candidate KW Miller warned his nearly 40,000 Twitter followers of the "great deal of anime porn" that exists on the internet. The Independent party candidate for Florida's 18th district pointed to Akira Toriyama and Toei Animation's Dragon Ball Z as "one of the top issues." They are now introducing a great deal of anime porn into the inter...
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Aksys Games Launches Piofiore: Fated Memories Switch Game on October 8

― Aksys Games announced on Tuesday that it will release Idea Factory's Piofiore: Fated Memories Switch game in the West on October 8. The game's first run of copies will include a set of cards, featuring the six main characters. Aksys Games describes Piofiore: Fated Memories: Liliana Adoronato was born and raised in the church in the center of the Italian city of Burlone. Three criminal organization...
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Seven Deadly Sins Series Gets 1-Shot Manga

― The official website for Kodansha's Weekly Shōnen Magazine announced on Wednesday that Nakaba Suzuki will publish a one-shot manga for his Seven Deadly Sins manga in the magazine's combined 36th and 37th issue on August 5. The manga will follow [Spoilers, highlight to read.] Ban's son Ban Jr. Lancelot. Suzuki launched The Seven Deadly Sins manga in Weekly Shonen Magazine in 2012, and ended it on M...
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Who is your favorite real Japanese Idol Group

AKB48? Hello Project? μ's? Let us know!
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Wolf's Rain ‒ Episodes 21-22

The apocalypse draws closer with each passing moment, we still don't know what exactly Paradise even is, and still those wolves keep on running.
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Mobile Suit Gundam: Extreme Vs. Maxiboost ON Game's Trailer Previews Single-Player Missions

"2-on-2 team battle action" game debuts on Thursday ― Bandai Namco Entertainment America began streaming a trailer for the Mobile Suit Gundam: Extreme Vs. Maxiboost ON game on Tuesday. The trailer previews the single-player Maxi Boost Missions mode. The game will launch on Thursday in the Americas, Europe, Australia, and Japan. The "two-on-two team battle action" game will also launch in Southeast As...
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Tiger & Bunny ‒ Episodes 20-22

As Kotetsu seems to be inching closer to the truth, Maverick institutes a different plan: alter the memories of everyone who knows Wild Tiger's real identity and implicate Kotetsu as a criminal.
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A3! WINTER Manga Launches on August 25

Yoshimi Muneyama returns to draw manga ― The September issue of Ichijinsha's Monthly Comic Zero-Sum magazine revealed on Tuesday that Yoshimi Muneyama's A3! WINTER manga will launch in the magazine's next issue on August 25. Muneyama launched the A3! SUMMER manga in Monthly Comic Zero Sum in July 2018, and the manga ended in July 2019. The series was itself a sequel to Muneyama's A3! SPRING manga. Mu...
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Magatsu Wahrheit -Zuerst- Anime Casts Kenichirō Matsuda, Junichi Yanagita, Ryōta Suzuki

Kazuyuki Okitsu, Tarusuke Shingaki also cast in 2020 adaptation of KLab's smartphone game ― The official website for Magatsu Wahrheit -Zuerst-, the television anime of KLab Games' Magatsu Wahrheit smartphone role-playing game, revealed additional cast members on Thursday. The new cast members are:(Note: character name romanizations are not confirmed.) Kenichirō Matsuda as Arnold Junichi Yanagita as B...
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Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends & the Secret Fairy Game's Video Previews Story

Sequel launches for PS4, Switch, PC in winter ― Koei Tecmo America and Gust Studios revealed story details for the Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends & the Secret Fairy game on Wednesday. Koei Tecmo America also began streaming a "special movie" that previews the story. The sequel is set three years after Koei Tecmo Games' Gust brand's Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout (Ryza no Atelier ~Toko...
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Uozu Folktale Gets 5-Minute Anime Short

"Ikari no Kobu," 6 other folktales inspire shorts ― The Nippon Foundation announced on Tuesday that it is producing a five-minute anime short based on the Uozu folktale "Ikari no Dobu." The project will be part of the city of Uozu, Toyama's "Umi no Minwa no Machi" (The City of Sea Folktales) project, which focuses on passing on local folklore to children. The project will also have six other folktale...
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Hyōka Manga Goes on Hiatus Due to Author's Illness

Return date unannounced while Taskohna recovers from undisclosed illness ― The September issue of Kadokawa's Monthly Shonen Ace magazine revealed on Monday that Taskohna's manga adaptation of Honobu Yonezawa's Hyouka mystery novel will go on hiatus so that Taskohna can recover from illness. The manga did not specify the nature of Taskohna's illness or the date of the manga's return. The manga's "firs...
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TOMORROW X TOGETHER Perform Black Clover Anime's New Opening Song

Series resumed with episode 133 on July 7 ― The official website for the Black Clover anime revealed on Wednesday that five-member Korean group TOMORROW X TOGETHER are performing the new opening theme song "Eien ni Hikare" ("Everlasting Shine"). The song will ship as part of the group's second single "DRAMA" on August 19, and then debut in the anime on September 1. The anime resumed on July 7 with ep...
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Aquaplus Song Composer Susumu Mameda Passes Away

Mameda wrote songs for White Album, Utawarerumono, Comic Party, Tears to Tiara, more ― Visual novel company Aquaplus' president Naoya Shimokawa announced on his Twitter account on Wednesday that composer Susumu Mameda passed away. Shimokawa's announcement did not specify the date or cause for Mameda's passing. The announcement confirmed for the first time that Mameda also composed music under the pen...
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Phantasy Star Online 2 Game Gets Steam Release on August 5

― The official website for Sega's Phantasy Star Online 2 game announced on Tuesday that the game will get a release on PC via Steam on August 5. The game will feature cross-play and cross-progress with versions on other platforms. The game's "Episode 4" content update will launch alongside the Steam version. The company also revealed that the game is getting a collaboration with Valve's franchises, ...
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Police Arrest SKE48 Management Company Executive for Soliciting Minors

Suspect Kazuya Ebine allegedly paid 2 underage girls to perform illicit sexual activities ― Police arrested an executive from Zest, the managing company of the SKE48 idol group, on Tuesday on charges of violating the child pornography law. According to police, 58-year-old Zest executive Kazuya Ebine allegedly paid two underage girls (one 15 and the other 17 years old at the time) to perform illicit s...
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Crunchyroll Surpasses 3 Million Subscribers

― Crunchyroll announced on Tuesday that it has garnered more than three million subscribers and over 70 million registered users. The service previously announced that it had reached more than two million subscribers in October 2018 and more than one million subscribers in February 2017. Crunchyroll also revealed the top viewed anime series (quantified by views per subscriber; listed in alphabetical...

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Hentai Manga Creator Aki E-Musu Passes Away

Creator of Koi Seyo Otome, Honey Pot Style passed away on June 7 ― Japanese publisher Wanimagazine and hentai website Fakku announced on Sunday that hentai manga creator Aki E-Musu passed away on June 7. Wanimagazine published 11 volumes of E-Musu's manga. Fakku released over 40 volumes of E-musu's manga, including Honey Pot Style and Parallel World Eros & Swine. E-Musu was one of the first artists t...
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LiSA's Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Song Tops 1 Million Downloads

"Gurenge" is 1st single by female artist to top 1 million on Oricon digital rankings ― LiSA's "Gurenge" single garnered 13,678 downloads during the July 20-26 week, with total 1,001,773 downloads since its release. The single is the first by a female artist to surpass 1 million downloads in the history of Oricon's digital single ranking chart. It is the third overall single in the chart's history to ...
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Yakunara Mug Cup Mo Pottery Anime Reveals Cast, Staff

Minami Tanaka, Yū Serizawa, Yuki Wakai, Rina Honnizumi star as school pottery club members ― The television anime for Tajimi city's promotional manga Yakunara Mug Cup Mo (Let's Make a Mug Too) revealed the cast, staff, and key visual for the anime on Wednesday. The project announced the television anime on February 14. The cast includes Minami Tanaka as pottery novice Himeno Toyokawa, Yū Serizawa as ...
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North American Anime, Manga Releases, July 26-August 1

O Maidens in Your Savage Season, Love Hina Again anime; Kingdom of Z, Soul Eater manga ship ― Anime Releases Title Publisher Suggested Retail Price Date Detective Conan - Episode One: The Great Detective Turned Small BDPlease Discotek Media US$29.95 July 28 Demon City Shinjuku BDCite Discotek Media US$29.95 July 28 Eiken BDAnimeNewsNetwork Media Blasters US$19.99 July 31 Galaxy Express 999 TV Series ...
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Japan Sinks: 2020 ‒ Episode 4

I know Kunio Hikita only he wears Red, White, and Blue. He is comfortable in what he knows to be the right way to do things. He demands respect because there's a firm mental thread that ties success with right-ness and as a successful person, his choices must have been the best ones.
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Homura Kawamoto's Legal Egg Manga's Arc Reaches Climax

Kawamoto, Yasoko Momen launched manga on April 14 ― This year's 16th issue of Kodansha's Evening magazine revealed on Tuesday that Homura Kawamoto and Yasoko Momen's Legal Egg manga is approaching the climax of its "Assault and Murder" arc in the magazine's next issue on August 11. The next chapter will be 28 pages long. The manga follows a young legal apprentice who has a monthly salary of 135,000 y...
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The God of High School ‒ Episode 4

This week's episode doesn't just fall victim to the old' Episode 4 Curse; it takes a flying leap straight off a cliff with all the gleeful abandon of Slim Pickens riding bareback on an atom bomb.
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Masamune-kun's Revenge Manga Gets Special Chapter

New chapter about Masamune, Aki debuts on August 27 ― The September issue of Ichijinsha's Monthly Comic Rex magazine revealed on Monday that Hazuki Takeoka and Tiv's Masamune-kun's Revenge (Masamune-kun no Revenge) manga will have a special chapter about Masamune and Aki set after the final chapter. The special chapter will debut in the magazine's next issue on August 27. Seven Seas Entertainment lic...
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Outlaw Star ‒ Episode 19-20

The ensuing episode is probably Outlaw Star's tightest written story since Hilda left the picture.
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Arakure Knight: Remember Tomorrow Gets New Manga on August 11

Arakure Knight: Remember Tomorrow - Ghost Note is 5th manga in Satoshi Yoshida's series ― This year's 16th issue of Akita Shoten's Young Champion magazine revealed on Tuesday that Satoshi Yoshida will launch a new manga installment in his Arakure Knight series titled Arakure Knight: Remember Tomorrow - Ghost Note in the magazine's next issue on August 11. The issue described the new manga series as t...
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Digimon Adventure: ‒ Episode 8

It's an arguable issue that can be brought up among fans, that Taichi and Yamato's characterization and power level far outstripped the contributions of the rest of the cast as the Adventure franchise wore on.
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Hato Kannazuki's Maesetsu! Manga Launches

Series based on Kadokawa's original TV anime debuted on Monday ― This year's September issue of Kadokawa's Monthly Comic Alive magazine debuted the manga of Kadokawa's original television anime Maesetsu! Opening Act on Monday. Hato Kannazuki is drawing the manga. The anime will premiere in October, delayed from its summer premiere due to the effects of the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic....
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Pokémon Journeys: The Series ‒ SEASON FINALE

The series itself sure as hell isn't ending; human society may very well collapse into long forgotten ruin before Pokémon does.
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Ouran High School Host Club ‒ Episodes 17-18

For now the focus is on the club's shadow leader and resident secret bad boy, Kyoya.
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Dogeza de Tanondemita Adult Manga Listed With Anime

1st volume of series by Yokai Girls' Kazuki Funatsu shipped in March 2018 ― Retailer HMV is listing the September issue of Gakken Plus' Megami Magazine with a cover image that states Kazuki Funatsu's Dogeza de Tanondemita (I Tried Asking While Kowtowing) adult manga is inspiring an anime adaptation. The issue will ship on Thursday. The manga's story centers on a man who kowtows in front of young wome...
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Princess Tutu ‒ Episode 17-18

Rebecca weighs in on how Hans Christian Andersen's "The Brave Tin Soldier" informs the latest arc of Tutu.
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A Certain Scientific Railgun: Astral Buddy Manga Ends

4th compiled book volume ships in Japan in late October ― Yasuhito Nogi's A Certain Scientific Railgun: Astral Buddy manga ended in this year's September issue of Kadokawa's Monthly Comic Dengeki Daioh magazine on Monday. The manga's fourth compiled book volume will ship in Japan in late October. The magazine teased in June that the manga would reach its climax on Monday. Nogi launched the manga spin...
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Shikizakura Anime's Video Previews Asaka's Opening Song

Early 2021 series centers on anti-oni team in "near-future science fiction drama" ― The official website for Chukyo TV and Sublimation's original "near-future science fiction drama" anime Shikizakura began streaming an opening song announcement promotional video on Tuesday. The video previews Asaka's opening theme song "BELIEVE MYSELF." Asaka is from Nagoya, where the anime's production is based. The...
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Girls und Panzer/Shirobako Director Tsutomu Mizushima Teases New Project

― Director Tsutomu Mizushima (Girls und Panzer, Shirobako, The Magnificent KOTOBUKI) teased on his Twitter account on Monday that he is close to starting up a new project that has been in the planning stages "for years." Some repliers tried to guess the project, asking if the project could be a finale to You're Being Summoned, Azazel or a new Bludgeoning Angel Dokuro-chan project. Mizushima said bot...
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Yuu Watase: 'Working to Resume Arata: The Legend Manga'

Manga went on hiatus in 2015 ― Manga creator Yuu Watase updated her Twitter account with the text "Working to resume Arata: The Legend in the magazine" on Monday. The manga has been on hiatus for five years. Watase last resumed the manga in July 2015 (after an earlier 17-month hiatus), only to put the manga back on hiatus a month later. Watase stated on Twitter in July 2019 that she was planning to s...
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Niantic Donates US$10 Million to Support Black Lives Matter Movement, U.S. Nonprofit Organizations

Pokémon GO developer Niantic announced on Monday that it will donate over US$10 million of its proceeds from Pokémon GO Fest 2020 ticket sales. The company had previously committed to a minimum donation of US$5 million, but it is increasing its donation due to the amount of tickets it sold. Half of the donations will "fund new projects from Black gaming and AR creators that can live on the Niantic...
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MONO NO AWARE Performs Umibe no Étranger Boys-Love Anime Film's Theme Song

ARIA, Macross Delta composer Mina Kubota writes music for September 11 film ― The official website for the anime film of Kanna Kii's Umibe no Étranger (L'étranger du Plage or The Stranger on the Beach) manga announced on Tuesday that the band MONO NO AWARE is performing the film's theme song "Zokkon" (From the Bottom of My Heart). The band wrote the song specifically for the film. In addition, the we...
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Monster Rancher 2 Switch, Smartphone Port's Video Previews Gameplay

Game debuts for Switch, iOS, Android this fall ― KOEI Tecmo began streaming a promotional video for its port of its Monster Rancher 2 game for Nintendo Switch, iOS, and Android on Monday. KOEI Tecmo will release the game this fall. (The game is known in Japan as Monster Farm 2.) The release will include new elements as well as improvements based on the results of a previous Twitter campaign. Monster ...

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ONE OK ROCK Band Leader/Guitarist Toru Yamashita Tests Positive for COVID-19

Yamashita currently hospitalized but in stable condition ― The agency of rock band ONE OK ROCK announced on Tuesday that the band's leader and guitarist Toru Yamashita has tested positive for the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19). The announcement stated that Yamashita awoke with both a fever and chills on Monday morning, and a PCR test on the same day revealed that he was infected with the disease....
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Live-Action Kyō Kara Ore wa!! Film Stays at #1 for 2nd Weekend

Live-action Kiss Him, Not Me at #7 ― The live-action film of Hiroyuki Nishimori's gag comedy manga Kyou Kara Ore Wa!! sold 389,000 tickets and earned 496,395,650 yen (about US$4.71 million) to rank #1 again in its second weekend. The film has now sold a total of 1.61 million tickets, and has earned a cumulative total of 2,071,393,600 yen (about US$19.67 million). The film sold 605,000 tickets and ear...
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One Piece ‒ Episodes 931-933

Right before the action starts however, Nami's towel drops and half of Wano's population ends up skyrocketing away due to high pressure nosebleeds.
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Boruto: Naruto Next Generations ‒ Episode 158

Team 7 heads to the Land of Valleys to locate Anato, a medical researcher who went missing during a resource-gathering expedition.
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The Misfit of Demon King Academy ‒ Episode 4

Last episode, we were left wondering exactly what Misha is, and this episode wastes no time in spelling it out for us.

Toonami Premieres Fire Force Anime's 2nd Season on October 24

JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Golden Wind anime returns to Toonami on Saturday ― The official Facebook account for Adult Swim's Toonami block announced on Monday that the second season of the Fire Force anime will premiere on October 24. The block will rerun the anime's first season, starting with the 15th episode, on August 8 at 1:00 a.m. EDT (effectively August 9). The account also revealed that the Jo...
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Sword Art Online: Alicization War of Underworld Part 2 ‒ Episode 3

I tremendously like how Sheyta is being handled here, with her realization that she had to try to cut everything until she found the one thing she did not want to cut: Iskahn.
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Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes Game's Kickstarter Campaign Reaches Goal in 3 Hours

Suikoden creators' game to launch on PC with Kickstarter stretch goals for PS5, Xbox Series X, Switch ― The Japanese-based gaming studio Rabbit & Bear Studios' Kickstarter campaign to develop a new role-playing campaign titled Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes (Hyaku Eiyūden) for PC reached its US$509,713 goal within three hours of launching on Monday. As of press time, the campaign has raised US$906...
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Uzaki-chan Wants to Hang Out! ‒ Episode 3

In any case, I am pleased to report that this third episode is Uzaki-chan's best so far, if only because the addition of the bar manager's daughter, Ami.
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Koei Tecmo Lists Western Release for Persona 5 Scramble: The Phantom Strikers Game

Action RPG for PS4, Switch launched in Japan on February 20 ― Koei Tecmo released on Monday its financial report for the first quarter of the fiscal year ending March 2021, and the report lists that Persona 5 Scramble: The Phantom Strikers ⁠— an action role-playing game in the Persona franchise by Atlus, Koei Tecmo Games, and Omega Force — will get a release for the PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch ...
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Rent-A-Girlfriend ‒ Episode 3

I get the impression Mami enjoys having someone devoted and pining for her, even if it's not somebody she actually likes.
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Kimba the White Lion Theme Singer Mieko Hirota Passes Away

73-year-old performer had sudden heart failure ― Singer Mieko Hirota passed away in a Chiba hospital due to heart failure on July 21 at 10:31 a.m. She was 73. Hirota's family held a private funeral service. According to her agency, Hirota collapsed in her home in Chiba prefecture on July 20 and was rushed to the hospital. She reportedly appeared healthy the day before she collapsed. Hirota began sing...
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Re:Zero Smartphone Game's Opening Movie Streamed

Re: Zero Kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu - Lost in Memories launches this summer ― Sega began streaming the opening movie on Wednesday for Re: Zero Kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu - Lost in Memories, the smartphone game based on the Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World- franchise. The company also began streaming a "new chapter digest compilation video" on the same day. The game is slated to launch th...

Funimation Adds Hunter x Hunter Anime in U.S., Canada

Funimation to stream K-ON, Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions! anime in U.K., Ireland ― Funimation announced on Monday that it will begin streaming the 2011 Hunter x Hunter anime in the U.S. and Canada on Friday. The first 75 episodes will be available on the streaming service in Japanese with English subtitles and with an English dub. Funimation also announced that it will begin streaming both seasons...
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Fire Force ‒ Episode 28

Thankfully, there are some solid punch-em-ups to be had in “Groping through the Fire," despite its inconsistent presentation, because Shinra's fight with Charon is positively badass.
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Hideo Kojima Joins Venice International Film Festival's Virtual Reality Jury

― The organizers of the 77th Venice International Film Festival announced on Sunday that game developer Hideo Kojima will be one of three members of the festival's international jury for the Venice Virtual Reality section. The section will judge works to award the festival's Grand Jury Prize for Best VR Immersive Work, Best VR Immersive User Experience, and Best VR Immersive Story awards. Kojima des...
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A Certain Scientific Railgun T ‒ Episode 16

Basically, this is a dream-sharing scenario, with the eponymous Dream Ranker being an individual who can create high-quality dreams for others
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Kodansha Comics Delays Digital Releases of Shaman King Manga, Spinoffs

Kodansha Comics plans to release Shaman King manga physically in omnibus editions in 2021-2022 ― Kodansha Comics announced on Monday that it is delaying the digital releases of Hiroyuki Takei's Shaman King manga and four Shaman King spinoff manga: Shaman King: Zero, Shaman King Flowers, Shaman King: Super Star, and Shaman King: Red Crimson. The company stated that it is delaying the main series "to g...
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Shinepi Ito's Earth Invading Girl Asuka Manga Ends

Manga about alien disguised as high school girl launched in 2018 ― The September issue of Futabasha's Monthly Action magazine published the final chapter of Shinpei Ito's Earth Invading Girl Asuka (Chikyū Shinryaku Shōjo Asuka) manga on Monday. Futabasha will publish the manga's third and final volume on September 12. The manga centers on Asuka Makino, a normal high school girl on the outside, but re...
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Manga Artist Sumito Ōwara Responds to Following CG Erotic Art of Child Characters on Pixiv

Ōwara is the creator of Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken! manga Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken! manga artist Sumito Ōwara issued a statement on Twitter on Sunday after readers discovered he was following multiple pixiv accounts that specialized in erotic art of underage characters. The art in question was by multiple artists and depicted both realistic-style 3DCG prepubescent characters in graphic sexual...
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Saga of Tanya the Evil Manga's '1st Part' Ends in August

Chika Tōjo's adaptation of Carlo Zen's novels launched in 2016 ― The September issue of Kadokawa's Monthly Comp Ace magazine revealed on Monday that Chika Tōjo's manga adaptation of Carlo Zen and Shinobu Shinotsuki's Saga of Tanya the Evil (Yōjo Senki) novel series will end its "first part" in the magazine's next issue in August. The manga's 20th compiled book volume will ship on December 26. Yen Pre...
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FAKKU to Contest Shenzhen Guangcai Trading's 'Ahegao' Trademark

Shenzhen-based clothing company registered trademark in April 2019 ― Adult manga publisher FAKKU founder and CEO Jacob Grady announced on Twitter on Friday that FAKKU plans to contest Shenzhen Guangcai Trading's trademark of the word "ahegao." In the tweet, he also claimed that the Shenzhen-based clothing company uses stolen artwork and is "trying to get FAKKU to stop selling the ONLY 100% official m...
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Fate/Zero ‒ Episodes 16-17

At the end of the day there are still four Masters and four Servants left, just not entirely in the orientation that the war started in, and things are heating up once again.
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Star Fruit Books Licenses Tsurukawa Kakio's 'Zombie Sawanabe' 1-Shot Manga

Manga debuts digitally in October ― Star Fruit Books announced on Sunday that it has licensed Kakio Tsurukawa's "Zombie Sawanabe" 34-page one-shot manga, and will release it digitally on the company's website in early October 2020. Tsurukawa released the manga digitally in January, based on a manuscript he drew in 2013. Matt Haasch founded the Star Fruit Books company in Florida on May 26. The digita...
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RetroCrush Also Launches as Linear Streaming Service

Memories, Appleseed, Lupin III: The Legend of the Gold of Babylon debut on STIRR ― Digital Media Rights (DMR) announced on Thursday that it has launched a free ad-supported television (FAST) version of its RetroCrush streaming service. In addition to RetroCrush, the company launched its Midnight Pulp and Cinehouse channels in the FAST format on the STIRR streaming service. The RetroCrush channel on S...
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eigoManga's Kickstarter for First Squad Manga Reaches Goal

The campaign has raised US$3,042 ― Publisher eigoManga's Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign for its release of Enka Sugihara's First Squad - The Moment Of Truth manga has reached its US$3,000 goal. As of press time, the campaign has raised US$3,042 from 49 backers. The publisher launched the Kickstarter campaign to cover the cost of printing and shipping the release to retailers. The publisher will us...
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Otaquest Connect Digital Event Features Yoko Kanno, Paru Itagaki, Shinji Aramaki, More

Musical performances by Taku Takahashi, Alan Shirahama, LADY'S ONLY, more ― Otaquest announced on Wednesday that the online convention "OTAQUEST CONNECT" will run on August 15 and 16 in collaboration with the Midwest Animation Promotion Society (M.A.P.S.). The event will feature guests such as Yoko Kanno, Paru Itagaki, Shinji Aramaki, and Toshihiro Nagoshi, as well as musical performances by Taku Tak...
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Fushigi Dagashiya Zenitendō TV Anime Reveals Cast, Staff, September 8 Debut

Toei Animation, Kanaban Graphics produce shorts about mysterious candy shop ― The official website for the television anime of author Reiko Hiroshima and illustrator jyajya's children's novel series Fushigi Dagashiya Zenitendō revealed the anime's cast, staff, and September 8 premiere on Monday. Nobue Iketani will play the main character Beniko (seen below). Fukujurō Katayama will play Sumimaru. Sato...
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