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The Fall 2023 Anime Preview Guide

Our largest anime season guide is underway with reviews of Shangri-La Frontier, The Family Circumstances of the Irregular Witch, FLCL: Shoegaze, Overtake!, Berserk of Gluttony, Frieren: Beyond Journey's End, Firefighter Daigo, MF Ghost, Ragna Crimson, My Daughter Left the Nest and Returned an S-Rank Adventurer, and a Girl and Her Guard Dog!

Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War Part 3 - The Conflict's Promo Video Reveals 2024 Release

Part 2 of anime aired in July

Hell's Paradise, Tokyo Ghoul, 18 More Anime Added to Crunchyroll's Ad-Supported Catalog Through October

Junji Ito Collection, Mieruko-chan, Toilet-bound Hanako-kun, more added

Tokyo Revengers: Tenjiku Arc Anime Unveils More Cast, Opening Song's Artists

Kengo Kawanishi, Nobuhiko Okamoto, rock band Official HiGE DANDISM join fall anime

The Apothecary Diaries Anime's Main Promo Video Reveals More Cast, Theme Song Artists

Katsuyuki Konishi, Yui Ishikawa, more join cast for series premiering on October 21

My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom! Film Reveals More Cast in Trailer

angela, Shota Aoi perform theme song for December 8 film

The Rising of the Shield Hero Season 3 Anime's 2nd Promo Video Previews Ending Theme

New season debuts on October 6

The Misfit of Demon King Academy Season 2's 2nd Half to Air in 2024

First half of second season premiered on January 7

The Fall 2023 Light Novel Guide

Whether its isekai or a villainess redemption story, Rebecca Silverman will help you choose your next light novel!

The Fall 2023 Light Novel Guide is sponsored by Yen Press!

Getting Into Character with Ragna Crimson's Chiaki Kobayashi

Kobayashi discussed the evolution of Ragna and the vocal challenges of bringing those subtle shifts to life.
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Tokyo Game Show 2023 Cosplay Gallery Day 2

The games have been played, the news has been announced, and the cosplayers enjoyed one more day of cosplaying at the Tokyo Game Show 2023 ― The games have been played, the news has been announced, and the cosplayers enjoyed one more day of cosplaying at the Tokyo Game Show 2023. Are there some familiar faces? Sure. But why settle for dressing up as one character for two days? Or hanging with the sam...
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This Week in Games - Big Names, Big Departures

It's a week of shake-ups in the gaming industry as Platinum Games and Sony see off Hideki Kamiya and Jim Ryan. Plus: CAPCOM president Haruhiro Tsujimoto thinks games are due for another price hike. ― Once again, I'd like to thank my readers who thought of me amidst the Izuna news last week. I appreciate being thought of like that. I like it when friends think of me when they see stuff they know I lik...
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Classroom For Heroes Anime Series Review

What should be a raucous action-comedy can quickly become an obnoxious headache that constantly smirks at its reliance on stock tropes ― Classroom for Heroes has two primary ways of operating: fast and loud, often concurrently. Whether introducing new characters, throwing jokes at the wall, or even transitioning between scenes, the show is always trying to grab your attention. On the one hand, that's...
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Sasaki and Miyano: Graduation Anime Film Review

While the manga is ongoing, Graduation feels like a farewell, using its final moments to reminisce about our main couple's romantic journey as they walk the halls of their school one last time. ― To call Graduation a movie is a bit generous. Even with the inclusion of the Hirano and Kagiura short, this thing just barely reaches an hour with credits. Since it also inherits the slow, vignette-based pac...
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Synduality: Noir Anime Series Review

If a stealth ensemble comedy that occasionally turns into mech action is your bag, Noir is a great time. ― The biggest worry with mixed media promotions like Synduality is that they'll be lazy, incomprehensible advertisements for some other part of the nascent franchise. While there are some late-game allusions and even cameos from the story of the Synduality: Echo of Ada, everything you need to know...
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Dark Gathering #13 [rate]
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Kinnikuman Perfect Origin-Hen Anime Teased in Promo Video

New anime celebrates 40th anniversary of original TV series ― The Kinnikuman YouTube channel shared a new teaser promotional video for the upcoming Kinnikuman Perfect Origin-Hen (Kinnikuman Perfect Origin Arc, or literally, Kinnikuman Perfect Chо̄jin/Superhuman Origin Arc) anime on Sunday. The television anime will premiere in 2024. The arc is named after the 2011 revival manga's arc of the same name...
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Berserk of Gluttony #1 [rate]
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The Gene of AI ‒ Season Finale

After a season stuffed with timely thought experiments provoked by a wide swathe of artificial intelligence, Gene of AI concludes on an awkward and transitional note.
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Overtake! #1 [rate]
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The Family Circumstances of the Irregular Witch #2 [rate]
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The Family Circumstances of the Irregular Witch #1 [rate]
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Manga Plus Service Publishes Daisuke Miyata's Rugby Rumble Manga Using AI Company as Letterer

Service releases new version of manga's 1st chapter on Saturday ― Shueisha's Manga PLUS service began releasing Daisuke Miyata's Rugby Rumble (Saikyō no Uta) manga in English on Thursday, and the manga's release credits the company "Orange Inc." along with Media Do Co., Ltd. for lettering and editing. The Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) website describes Orange Inc. as follows: Orange has a...
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Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War Season 2 ‒ Season Finale

This finale is, quite frankly, massively underwhelming. Perhaps that was always going to be the case.
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The Eminence in Shadow: Shadow Gaiden Manga Ends

Spinoff manga launched in 2022 ― The November issue of Kadokawa's Comp Ace magazine published the final chapter of the Kage no Jitsuryokusha ni Naritakute! Shadow Gaiden (The Eminence in Shadow - Shadow Side Story) manga by Seta U on Tuesday. The sixth volume will ship on October 26. The spinoff manga is based on Daisuke Aizawa's The Eminence in Shadow (Kage no Jitsuryokusha ni Naritakute!) light no...
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Zom 100: Bucket List of the Dead #10 [rate]
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Shangri-La Frontier #1 [rate]
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The Apothecary Diaries Anime's Main Promo Video Reveals More Cast, Theme Song Artists

Katsuyuki Konishi, Yui Ishikawa, more join cast for series premiering on October 21 ― The official website for the anime adaptation of Natsu Hyūga and Touko Shino's The Apothecary Diaries (Kusuriya no Hitorigoto) light novel series revealed 13 more cast members, the opening and ending theme songs, and the show's main promotional video on Sunday. The video reveals and previews Ryokuōshoku Shakai's ope...
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The Rising of the Shield Hero Season 3 Anime's 2nd Promo Video Previews Ending Theme

New season debuts on October 6 ― Kadokawa revealed the second promotional video on Sunday for the The Rising of the Shield Hero Season 3 television anime. The season will premiere on October 6 at 9:00 p.m. JST on AT-X before airing on other stations. Crunchyroll will stream the series starting on October 6. The season's new cast members include: Ami Koshimizu as Nadia Kōhei Amasaki as Fohl Konomi Koh...
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Blue Exorcist Manga Takes 1-Month Break After Author Gets COVID-19

Manga first launched Jump SQ. in 2009 ― The official Twitter account of Kazue Katō's Blue Exorcist manga announced on Wednesday that the series will take a break for a month as the artist recovers from COVID-19. The manga will return in the December issue of Shueisha's Jump SQ. magazine. Katō added that a planned autograph signing would be also be delayed until January. Katō launched the manga in Ju...
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Chiyo Kenmotsu's RPG Real Estate Manga Ends in October

Manga's final compiled volume ships on November 27 ― The November issue of Houbunsha's Manga Time Kirara Charat magazine announced on Thursday that Chiyo Kenmotsu's RPG Real Estate (RPG Fudōsan) manga will end in the magazine's December issue on October 27. The manga's sixth and final compiled volume will ship on November 27. Kenmotsu began serializing the manga in Manga Time Kirara Charat magazine i...
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Hell's Paradise, Tokyo Ghoul, 18 More Anime Added to Crunchyroll's Ad-Supported Catalog Through October

Junji Ito Collection, Mieruko-chan, Toilet-bound Hanako-kun, more added ― Crunchyroll announced on Thursday that it will add 20 anime titles to its ad-supported catalog from October 1 through October 31 in celebration of Halloween: Blood Blockade Battlefront Blue Exorcist Corpse Princess: Shikabane Hime Deadman Wonderland Ghost Hunt Hell's Paradise Hellsing Hellsing Ultimate Higurashi: When They Cry...
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FLCL: Shoegaze #1 [rate]

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One Piece #1078 [rate]
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Soaring Sky! Pretty Cure #35 [rate]
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The Misfit of Demon King Academy Season 2's 2nd Half to Air in 2024

First half of second season premiered on January 7 ― The official Twitter account for The Misfit of Demon King Academy anime announced on X (formerly Twitter) on Saturday that the second cours (quarter of the year) of season 2 will debut in 2024. The account shared a teaser visual with the announcement. ✦━━━━━✦━━━━━✦ #魔王学院の不適合者 Ⅱ    2ndクール    2⃣0⃣2⃣4⃣年放送✦━━━━━✦━━━━━✦物語は世界の理へ——《選定審判編》開幕。「優しいか、この世界は——?...
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Am I Actually the Strongest? #12 [rate]
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My Tiny Senpai #12 [rate]
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Ragna Crimson #1 [rate]
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MF Ghost #1 [rate]

Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War Part 3 - The Conflict's Promo Video Reveals 2024 Release

Part 2 of anime aired in July ― Viz Media unveiled a promotional video, a new key visual, and the 2024 release date for Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War Part 3 - The Conflict on Saturday. The key visual features Ishida in his Quincy outfit. The anime's second cours (quarter of the year) premiered in the United States on Hulu, Latin America on Star+, and in select other countries internationally on Dis...
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Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2 ‒ Episode 34

I'm starting to feel just a little underwhelmed by this storyline.
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Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War #26 [rate]
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Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War #25 [rate]
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Japan's Video Game Rankings, September 18-24

Pikmin 1+2 HD remaster debuts at #1 ― Japan's Game Ranking: September 18-24 Rank System Title Publisher Release Date Weekly Copies Total Copies 1NSwPikmin 1+2 Nintendo September 22 23,941 23,941 2NSwPikmin 4 Nintendo July 21 22,894 864,229 3PS5Lies of P Neowiz September 19 9,493 10,145 4NSwMario Kart 8 Deluxe Nintendo April 28, 2017 9,066 5,493,686 5NSwPokémon Scarlet/Violet Nintendo November 18, 202...
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Memories Off Visual Novels Mark 25th Anniversary With New Title in 2024

Original designer, composer reunite with Steins;Gate writer Naotaka Hayashi ― MAGES' official website and Twitter account for the Memories Off visual novel franchise announced on Saturday that a new title, Memories Off Sōsō ~Not always true~, is in development to celebrate the franchise's 25th anniversary next year. The message from the staff noted that Saturday, September 30 is the 24th anniversary ...
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Reign of the Seven Spellblades ‒ Episode 13

The primary feature of this week's episode is demonstrating the increasing closeness of the combat-worthy members of the Sword Rose.
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Detective Conan 2024 Anime Film's Teaser Confirms Late Spring Opening

Golden Week holidays start in late April next year ― Toho posted the early teaser that confirms that the 2024 Detective Conan anime film will open during the Golden Week holidays, which will run next year (including the weekend before) from Friday, April 26 to Sunday, May 5. The 27th Detective Conan film is teased with the tagline "Black 'Crow'sing" is not over but …" Detective Conan: Kurogane no Sub...
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Tokyo Revengers: Tenjiku Arc Anime Unveils More Cast, Opening Song's Artists

Kengo Kawanishi, Nobuhiko Okamoto, rock band Official HiGE DANDISM join fall anime ― The staff for the television anime of Ken Wakui's Tokyo Revengers manga announced more cast members and the opening theme song information for Tokyo Revengers: Tenjiku Arc (Tokyo Revengers: Tenjiku-hen), the latest arc in the anime adaptation, on Saturday. The newly announced cast members are: Kengo Kawanishi as Sōya...
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Case Closed #1099 [rate]
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Japanese Animation TV Ranking, September 18-24

Jujutsu Kaisen season 2 earns 2.2% rating ― The Detective Conan: The Darkest Nightmare film aired on NTV on Friday, September 22 at 9:00 p.m. and earned an 8.3% rating. Title Station Date Time Length Average Household Rating Sazae-san Fuji TV September 24 (Sun) 18:30 30 min. 7.6 Detective Conan NTV September 23 (Sat) 18:00 30 min. 6.7 Chibi Maruko-chan Fuji TV September 24 (Sun) 18:00 30 min. 5.2 On...
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A Returner's Magic Should Be Special Anime's 1st 5 Minutes Streamed

Azrest's promo also posted before anime of Korean web comic debuts on October 7 ― Aniplex began streaming the first five minutes from the first anime episode based on Wookjakga's A Returner's Magic Should Be Special (Kikansha no Mahō wa Tokubetsu Desu in Japanese) Korean web comic on Saturday. Aniplex is also streaming a promotional video for the character Azrest Kingscrown: Yen Press is releasing th...
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Firefighter Daigo: Rescuer in Orange #1 [rate]
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Skip & Loafer Wins Animation Award in China

Anime wins Overseas Animation Award ― The 20th China Animation & Comic Competition Golden Dragon Award (CCAC Golden Dragon Award) awarded the Skip and Loafer anime series on with The Overseas Animation Award at a ceremony on Tuesday. It marked the first time that a work from Japan has won the award. The CCAC Golden Dragon Award is the official competition of China International Comics Festival. The o...
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Saori Hayami Performs Theme for I'm Giving the Disgraced Noble Lady I Rescued a Crash Course in Naughtiness Anime

Series premieres on October 4 with Crunchyroll streaming ― The official website of the television anime of Sametarō Fukada's I'm Giving the Disgraced Noble Lady I Rescued a Crash Course in Naughtiness: I'll Spoil Her with Delicacies and Style to Make Her the Happiest Woman in the World! (Konyaku Haki Sareta Reijō o Hirotta Ore ga, Ikenai Koto o Oshiekomu -Oishi Mono o Tabesasete Oshare o Sasete, Seka...

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Shadowverse Flame: Seven Shadows Arc #63 [rate]
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Tokyo Game Show 2023 Cosplay Gallery Day 2

The games have been played, the news has been announced, and the cosplayers enjoyed one more day of cosplaying at the Tokyo Game Show 2023 ― The games have been played, the news has been announced, and the cosplayers enjoyed one more day of cosplaying at the Tokyo Game Show 2023. Are there some familiar faces? Sure. But why settle for dressing up as one character for two days? Or hanging with the sam...
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Cardfight!! Vanguard will+Dress #12 [rate]
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Marvel Future Avengers Season 2 Anime Streams on Marvel HQ YouTube Channel

Anime based on Marvel comic book superheroes premiered in Japan in July 2017 ― Marvel HQ's official YouTube channel began streaming the first episode of the Marvel's Future Adventures anime on Tuesday. The channel will stream episodes of the anime every Tuesday. All 39 episodes will be available on the channel by summer 2024. Marvel Future Avengers is a television anime based on the Marvel comic book...

Judge Declares Texas' Sexual Explicitness Book Rating Law Unconstitutional

READER act would have required booksellers to categorize "sexually explicit" books sold to schools ― Federal Judge Alan D. Albright of Texas declared Texas law HB900 (House Bill 900, also known as READER), an act that would require any vendor who wishes to sell books to Texas schools to provide sexual explicitness level ratings, unconstitutional in a written opinion filed on September 18. Judge Albri...
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Now You Too Can Rock Yor's Dress and Anya's Uniform from Spy×Family

You can also wear a super comfy-looking Bond hoodie. ― Fashion brand Peach John has announced a lineup of clothing inspired by the hit anime SPY×FAMILY—including loungeware based on Anya's school uniform and lingerie based on Yor's iconic assassin's dress. Scroll down for the full list! Loungewear (Anya Forger) - 8008 yen (Approx. USD 53.61) Lingerie (Yor Forger) - 7678 yen (Approx. USD 53.61) Hoodie...
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Tokyo Game Show 2023 Cosplay Gallery Day 1

The hot and humid Japanese summer gave way to a cool but still humid autumn on the Autumnal Equinox. To celebrate the Japanese national holiday, cosplayers from around Japan gathered at Makuhari Messe for Tokyo Game Show 2023. ― Just like clockwork, the hot and humid Japanese summer gave way to a cool but still humid autumn on the Autumnal Equinox. To celebrate the Japanese national holiday, cosplaye...
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The Gene of AI #12 [rate]
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The Masterful Cat Is Depressed Again Today #13 [rate]
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Rent-A-Girlfriend #36 [rate]
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Seven Seas Licenses Scarlet Beriko's 'Nagahama To Be, Or Not To Be' Manga as Part of Simulpub Release

Manga gets simultaneous release in 11 countries on February 1 with print version launching in April ― Seven Seas announced on Friday that it has licensed Scarlet Beriko's Nagahama to Be, or Not to Be boys-love school romance manga. The manga will get a simulpub volume release in 11 territories, including the U.S. and Japan. The following 11 publishers will release the manga's single volume on Februar...
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Undead Murder Farce ‒ SEASON FINALE

Mamoru Hatakeyama remains one of my favorite storyboarders and series directors in the industry. His unique approach injected an air of artfulness that played wonderfully into the macabre camp of this penny-dreadful detective romp.
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Reign of the Seven Spellblades #13 [rate]
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This Week in Games - Big Names, Big Departures

It's a week of shake-ups in the gaming industry as Platinum Games and Sony see off Hideki Kamiya and Jim Ryan. Plus: CAPCOM president Haruhiro Tsujimoto thinks games are due for another price hike. ― Once again, I'd like to thank my readers who thought of me amidst the Izuna news last week. I appreciate being thought of like that. I like it when friends think of me when they see stuff they know I lik...
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Classroom For Heroes Anime Series Review

What should be a raucous action-comedy can quickly become an obnoxious headache that constantly smirks at its reliance on stock tropes ― Classroom for Heroes has two primary ways of operating: fast and loud, often concurrently. Whether introducing new characters, throwing jokes at the wall, or even transitioning between scenes, the show is always trying to grab your attention. On the one hand, that's...
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SPYxANYA: Operation Memories Life Sim Game Launches in Japan for Switch on December 21, PS5/PS4 in 2024

PS4 version will be digital only ― The official website for SPYxANYA: Operation Memories, a new game based on the SPY×FAMILY anime, revealed that the game will launch for Nintendo Switch in Japan on December 21. The game will then launch for PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4 in 2024. The PlayStation 4 version will be digital only. The game will launch in the West in 2024 for Switch, PS5, PS4, and PC. I...
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Frieren: Beyond Journey's End #4 [rate]
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Frieren: Beyond Journey's End #3 [rate]

Frieren: Beyond Journey's End Anime Streams Credit-less Opening Sequence, Music Video with Footage

Anime premiered with 2-hour special on Friday ― The official website for the television anime of Kanehito Yamada and Tsukasa Abe's Frieren: Beyond Journey's End (Sōsō no Frieren) manga began streaming the credit-less opening theme song "Yūsha" (Hero) by YOASOBI and an animated music video. Credit-less Opening Theme Music Video The anime premiered with a two-hour special on Friday. It is the first eve...
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Frieren: Beyond Journey's End #2 [rate]
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Frieren: Beyond Journey's End #1 [rate]
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Helck ‒ Episode 12

Wow, did we get an episode that was like 80% plot? That's insane!
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The Do-Over Damsel Conquers the Dragon Emperor TV Anime Premieres in 2024

― Updated: The Twitter account stated the anime will premiere in 2024, not in January 2024 as this article previously stated. ANN regrets the error. The official Twitter account for the anime adaptation of Sarasa Nagase's The Do-Over Damsel Conquers the Dragon Emperor (Yarinaoshi Reijō wa Ryūtei Heika o Kōryaku-chū) novel series revealed on Friday that the anime will air on television in 2024. Cross...
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A Playthrough of a Certain Dude's VRMMO Life Anime Reveals 2 More Cast Members

Hiroyuki Yoshino, Mutsumi Kaneko join cast for anime premiering on October 2 ― The official website for the television anime of author Howahowa Shiina and illustrator Yamaada's Toaru Ossan no VRMMO Katsudō-ki (A Playthrough of a Certain Dude's VRMMO Life) light novel series revealed two more cast members on Friday. The new cast includes Hiroyuki Yoshino as Ward (pictured below right) and Mutsumi Kane...
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Tales of Wedding Rings Anime Previews Character Nephrites in Video, Visual

Miyuri Shimabukuro voices character in anime premiering in January ― The official website for the television anime of Maybe's Tales of Wedding Rings (Kekkon Yubiwa Monogatari) manga unveiled a character video and visual for Nephrites on Friday. The site is unveiling a new character video and visual every week, and previous videos highlighted the characters Satō and Hime. The anime will premiere in Ja...
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My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom! Film Reveals More Cast in Trailer

angela, Shota Aoi perform theme song for December 8 film ― The official website for the movie of Satoru Yamaguchi and Nami Hidaka's My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom! (Otome Game no Hametsu Flag Shika Nai Akuyaku Reijō ni Tensei Shiteshimatta...) light novels revealed on Friday the film's main trailer, main visual, theme song information, and additional cast. The new cast, preview...
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Cat's Eye Manga Gets Stage Play Set in Meiji Era in February 2024

Play with original story stars Norika Fujiwara, Ayame Goriki, Reiko Takashima ― The Meijiza theater in Tokyo announced on Friday that it will put on a stage play adaptation of Tsukasa Hojo's Cat's Eye manga titled Meiji The Cat's Eye from February 6 through March 3, 2024. The stage play will be the final performance commemorating the 150th anniversary of the theater. Masahiko Kawahara is directing th...
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Beyblade X Anime Gets Broadcast Release Outside of Asia in 2024

ADK Emotions NY, T-Licensing to exhibit anime at NY Toy Fair this weekend ― ADK Emotions NY Inc. and TOMY Company, Ltd. subsidiary T-Licensing Inc. announced on Friday that the television anime of Takara Tomy's Beyblade X project will get a "broadcast" release outside of Asia in 2024. The companies are exhibiting the franchise at New York Toy Fair 2023 this weekend, and stated they are "leading the c...
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Live-Action One Room Angel Series Adds 3 Cast Members

Kōki Tanaka, Kyōko Hasegawa, Oda Oideyasu join cast ― The staff of the live-action series of Harada's One Room Angel boys-love manga revealed three additional cast members for the series on Friday. Kōki Tanaka (left in image above) plays A-kun, a high school student who will be key to Kōki and the angel's relationship. Kyōko Hasegawa (center) plays Arisa, Kōki's mother. Oda Oideyasu (right) plays the...
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New Butt Detective Anime Episodes, Including 1st Musical, Debut on October 7

Anime airs on NHK Educational ― NHK announced on Friday that the Butt Detective (Oshiri Tantei) anime will get seven new episodes beginning on October 7 on NHK Educational. The anime will have its first musical episode in the new episode run. The first three episodes of the Butt Detective television anime premiered on NHK Educational in May 2018, and a new series of seven episodes premiered in July 2...
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Knights of Sidonia's Tsutomu Nihei Launches New Manga on October 26

Tower Dungeon manga is "hack-and-slash fantasy" ― The November issue of Kodansha's Shonen Sirius magazine revealed on Tuesday that Tsutomu Nihei will launch a new manga titled Tower Dungeon in the magazine's next issue on October 26. The manga will appear on the issue's cover, and will have a 94-page first chapter. The official Twitter account for the Kaina of the Great Snow Sea anime, for which Nihe...

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Sasaki and Miyano: Graduation Anime Film Review

While the manga is ongoing, Graduation feels like a farewell, using its final moments to reminisce about our main couple's romantic journey as they walk the halls of their school one last time. ― To call Graduation a movie is a bit generous. Even with the inclusion of the Hirano and Kagiura short, this thing just barely reaches an hour with credits. Since it also inherits the slow, vignette-based pac...
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Government-Organized Studio Ghibli-themed Matchmaking Event Bombarded With Applications

In August, the local government of Japan's Aichi Prefecture announced that it would be holding a Ghibli-themed matchmaking event for singles living, studying, or working within the prefecture. It proved to be unexpectedly popular. ― In August, the local government of Japan's Aichi Prefecture announced that it would be holding a Ghibli-themed matchmaking event for singles living, studying, or working ...
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Oshi no Ko T-Shirts and Accessories Pulled Right Out of the Anime

Attention cosplayers! Fashion brand Bancore! is currently selling several items from hit anime Oshi no Ko, including some T-shirts and accessories worn by the characters in the show. ― Attention cosplayers! Fashion brand Bancore! is currently selling several items from the hit anime Oshi no Ko, including some T-shirts and accessories worn by the characters in the show. [Oshi no ko] Hair Accessory (Ai...

Actor David McCallum Passes Away at 90

McCallum starred in Batman: Gotham Knight, The Man from U.N.C.L.E., NCIS ― Actor David McCallum (voice of Alfred in Batman/Batman: Gotham Knight, The Man from U.N.C.L.E., NCIS) passed away due to natural causes in New York on September 25. He was 90. McCallum was born on September 19, 1933 in Glasgow, Scotland. He is best known for his roles as Illya Kuryakin in the The Man from U.N.C.L.E. television...

Rurouni Kenshin Anime's Promo Video Previews New Theme Songs

Masaki Suda x Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra perform opening, Kid Phenomenon perform ending ― Aniplex began streaming the seventh promotional video for the new television anime of Nobuhiro Watsuki's Rurouni Kenshin manga on Thursday. The trailer recaps the show's first cours (quarter of a year), and it also previews the second cours, as well as the new opening theme song "Rurou no Katashiro" by Masaki ...
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Japan Getting New Final Fantasy VII-Themed Desserts and Candies

Apparently, Tifa is chestnut flavored while Aerith is plain old chocolate. (Sephiroth is milk-caramel.) ― The popular Japanese cafe and sweet shop chain, Fujiya is doing a collaboration with Square Enix for the release of Final Fantasy VII: Ever Crisis. You can get your hands on things like a Fat Chocobo Cake and themed macarons for a limited time. Here's the full list of items available: {FFVII EC C...
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Toei Animation, Sunlight Entertainment Reveal ELEMON Animated 'Edutainment' Series

Poeyama directs new animated "edutainment" series with 1st episode available now ― Toei Animation and Sunlight Entertainment announced on Thursday a new animated "edutainment" series titled ELEMON, featuring the voice of Ryan Kaji, the YouTube kid phenomenon from "Ryan's World." The first episode of the series is available below. Sunlight Entertainment, the production studio owned by the Kaji family ...
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Jujutsu Kaisen #34 [rate]
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KamiErabi GOD.App Anime Gets Special Livestream Program Featuring 1st 3 Episodes, Staff Q&A

IGN to livestream program on October 1 from 9:00-11:30 p.m. EDT ― The staff for Fuji TV and Yokō Tarō's KamiErabi GOD.app original television anime announced on Thursday that the anime will get a special livestream program on IGN's YouTube channel on October 1 from 9:00-11:30 p.m. EDT. The stream will include the first three English-subtitled episodes and a Q&A session with creator Yoko Taro, charact...
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A Girl & Her Guard Dog #1 [rate]
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Synduality: Noir Anime Series Review

If a stealth ensemble comedy that occasionally turns into mech action is your bag, Noir is a great time. ― The biggest worry with mixed media promotions like Synduality is that they'll be lazy, incomprehensible advertisements for some other part of the nascent franchise. While there are some late-game allusions and even cameos from the story of the Synduality: Echo of Ada, everything you need to know...

Production I.G to Produce New Kinnikuman Anime in 2024

Kinnikuman Kanpeki Chо̄jin Shiso-hen anime unveils new visual, staff ― The official Twitter account for the new television anime in the Kinnikuman franchise unveiled on Friday the staff, studio, title, visual, and 2024 premiere. The anime's title is Kinnikuman Kanpeki Chо̄jin Shiso-hen (Kinnikuman Perfect Origin Arc, or literally, Kinnikuman Perfect Chо̄jin/Superhuman Origin Arc), named after the 201...
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Jujutsu Kaisen Cursed Clash 2v2 Fighting Game's Trailer Previews Characters

Characters include Yuji, Megumi, Nobara, Satoru Gojo, Ryomen Sukuna ― Bandai Namco Entertainment began streaming on Thursday a character trailer for Jujutsu Kaisen Cursed Clash (Jujutsu Kaisen Senka Sōran), a 2-on-2 fighting game based on Gege Akutami's Jujutsu Kaisen manga: Playable characters include Yuji Itadori, Megumi Fushiguro, Nobara Kugisaki, Satoru Gojo, and Ryomen Sukuna. The game will laun...
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Crunchyroll to Stream Spy×Family Anime's 2nd Season

Season begins on October 7 with dubs launching at later date ― Crunchyroll announced on Thursday that it will stream the second season for the SPY×FAMILY anime for the fall 2023 season, beginning on October 7. There will be dubs in English, Latin American Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Castilian Spanish, Russian, and Arabic. Crunchyroll will announce the dub premieres at a la...
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The Ancient Magus' Bride Season 2 Streams Clean Opening Sequence

Video features "Nemurasareta Lineage" opening song by JUNNA for October 5 anime ― The staff for the second television anime season based on Kore Yamazaki's The Ancient Magus' Bride (Mahō Tsukai no Yome) manga began streaming the clean, credit-less opening animation sequence for the season's second half on Thursday. The video features the new opening theme song "Nemurasareta Lineage" (A Quieted Lineag...
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Goro Taniguchi, Polygon Pictures' Bloody Escape Anime Film Opens in January 2024

― The official website for the original anime film Bloody Escape -Jigoku no Kōsōgeki- revealed on Thursday that the film will debut in Japan in January 2024. The film's announcement video teased a premise of "androids vs. vampires vs. yakuza." The film follows the android Kisaragi. He is being chased by an organization of immortal vampires who aim to conquer a divided Tokyo. The yakuza vow to avenge...
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The Fire Hunter Anime's 2nd Season Reveals January 2024 Debut, 2 New Cast Members

Manaka Iwami, M.A.O join cast ― The official website for the television anime of Rieko Hinata and Akihiro Yamada's The Fire Hunter (Hikari no Ō) fantasy novel series revealed on Thursday that the anime's second season will premiere in January 2024. The second season's new cast includes Manaka Iwami as Yururuho / Sennen Suisei (third row, third from left) and M.A.O as Ruri Matsuri (third row, fourth f...
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Rail Romanesque 2 Anime Streams 7 Character Videos

Sequel series premieres on October 6 ― The staff for Rail Romanesque, the television anime of digital novel brand Lose's Maitetsu game, revealed seven character promotional videos on Thursday for the anime's second season, Rail Romanesque 2. Kaniko Mumumu Kiriko Noir Nako Umi Torako Rail Romanesque 2 will premiere on October 6 at 1:00 a.m. JST. The anime stars: Rie Tanaka as Kaniko Aya Yamane as Noir...

Laid-Back Camp Anime's 3rd Season Reveals Teaser Promo Video, Theme Song Artists

Kiminone, Asaka perform theme songs ― The official website for the Laid-Back Camp franchise revealed a teaser promotional video and the theme song artists on Thursday for Yurukyan△ Season 3, the third anime season based on Afro's Yurucamp (Yurukyan△, Laid-Back Camp Δ) manga. The staff also revealed a new "complete version" of the anime's previously revealed visual. The new season will premiere in 202...
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Ichi Ichikawa's 'Tadaima, Okaeri' BL Manga Gets Anime Adaptation

Manga launched in 2016 ― Manga author Ichi Ichikawa announced on their Twitter account on Thursday that their Tadaima, Okaeri (I'm Home, Welcome Back) BL manga is inspiring an anime adaptation. Ichikawa drew an illustration to celebrate the announcement: The manga's story tells the daily life of Masaki Fujiyoshi, a stay-at-home husband who has no self-confidence, his elite salaryman husband Hiromu, a...

Sony Interactive Entertainment CEO Jim Ryan to Retire in March 2024

Sony Group Corporation president, COO, CFO Hiroki Totoki assumes SIE chairman position in October ― Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) announced on Wednesday that president and CEO Jim Ryan will retire in March 2024, after almost 30 years of service in the company. Sony Group Corporation president, chief operating officer, and chief financial officer Hiroki Totoki will assume the role of chairman o...
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