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Daytime Shooting Star GN 3

Suzume's spur-of-the-moment confession to what she thought was a sleeping Shishio turns out to have greater repercussions than she imagined when she realizes that he heard her. ― If there's one major fault in a lot of student/teacher romances (besides the obvious, but we are talking about fiction), it's that the older person in the relationship very rarely seems to think about the inappropriateness o...
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Win 3 Tickets to ANIME NYC Lantis Matsuri 2019!

Anime NYC welcomes the globally renowned Lantis Matsuri concert series to New York City for the first time! As a treat for ANN readers, three lucky winners will be able to win one ticket each to watch this highly-anticipated concert! ― Anime NYC welcomes the globally renowned Lantis Matsuri concert series to New York City for the first time! This special concert at New York City's largest Japanese p...
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After the Rain's Jun Mayuzuki Launches New Manga on November 7

Manga is titled Kowloon Generic Romance ― This year's 46th issue of Shueisha's Weekly Young Jump magazine revealed on Thursday that manga creator Jun Mayuzuki (After the Rain) will launch a new manga titled Kowloon Generic Romance in the magazine's 49th issue on November 7. Mayuzuki's previous manga was After the Rain (seen right), which launched in Shogakukan's Monthly Big Comic Spirits magazine in ...
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4 Anime Films Submitted for Animated Feature Oscar

Children of the Sea, Okko's Inn, Promare, Weathering With You ― The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced on Wednesday the list of 32 films that have been submitted for consideration in the Animated Feature Film category for the 92nd Academy Awards. A maximum of five films from the list will receive the nomination. The following anime films are submitted for consideration: Ayumu Watan...
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ACCA 13 Original Video Anime Ships on March 27 After February Run in Theaters

October stage reading was canceled due to typhoon, but will also be included in BD/DVD ― The official Twitter account for the television anime of Natsume Ono's ACCA 13-Territory Inspection Department manga revealed on Thursday that ACCA 13-Ku Kansatsu-Ka Regards (ACCA 13-Territory Inspection Department Regards), the "new original video anime & musical stage reading" for the manga, will both debut on ...

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Princess Resurrection's Mitsunaga Ends Tama Kick Manga

'Erotic comedy' manga launched in June 2017 ― Author Yasunori Mitsunaga and artist Inomaru's Tama Kick (Kick to the Balls) manga ended in this year's December issue of Shonengahosha's Young King Ours GH magazine on Wednesday. The fifth and final compiled book volume will ship on December 16. Mitsunaga and Inomaru launched the manga in Young King Ours GH in June 2017. The "erotic comedy" manga centers...
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Mugi the Cat, elfin' Perform Meow Meow Japanese History TV Anime's New Theme Songs

Series gets anime film in February ― The official website for the television anime of Kenji Sonishi's Meow Meow Japanese History (Neko Neko Nihonshi) manga revealed the new ending theme songs for the fourth season of the anime on Wednesday. Elfin' is performing the new opening theme song "Kimagure☆NyanNyan History!" and Mugi the Cat is performing the new ending theme song "Nekko Hotte." Elfin' also p...
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NHK Releases Interim Results for Rumiko Takahashi Mega-Poll

NHK's upcoming program counting down the fan-favorite series by popular manga creator Rumiko Takahashi is set to premiere on November 16 but we've already got some of the interim results. NHK BS Premium revealed the midway results for two categories on a program on the 38-year history of Rumiko Takahashi anime series on October 17. The revealed results were limited just to the "character" and "son...
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Gag Artist Man-gatarō Draws Popular Voice Actors for JRA Collaboration

Manga creator Man-gatarō's (Gatarō Man) has been busy creating parodies for live-action series like Terrace House and "wrapping up" his Hoshi no Ōji-sama manga on the Shonen Jump+ website. It turns out that Man-gatarō's Terrace House and Japan Racing Association collaboration goes beyond a visual illustration and has enlisted the assistance of popular voice actors, all drawn in Man-gatarō's signat...
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Funimation Reveals English Dub Cast for Kemono Michi Anime

Tyson Rinehart, Samantha Herek, Emily Hornsby, Leah Clark, Gabe Kunda cast in English dub ― Funimation revealed on Twitter on Wednesday the English dub cast for Kemono Michi: Rise Up (Hataage! Kemonomichi), the television anime of Natsume Akatsuki's Kemonomichi manga. Jeremy Inman is directing the English dub, which premiered on Wednesday on Funimation. The cast includes: Tyson Rinehart as Genzō Sama...
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Drifting Dragons TV Anime's 1st Character Video Previews Mika

Adaptation of Taku Kuwabara's manga premieres in January ― The official Twitter account for the television anime of Taku Kuwabara's Drifting Dragons (Kūtei Dragons) manga began streaming the first character video on Wednesday. The video previews the character Mika (voiced by Tomoaki Maeno). 【キャラ映像公開 第1弾】龍の肉を美味しく食べることが何よりも優先で、無茶な行動に出ることも多い、ミカ(CV.#前野智昭)のキャラ映像が解禁!さらに本アカウントをフォロー&このツイートをRTで前野智昭さんのサイン入り色紙を...
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Hozuki's Coolheadedness Manga to End in 5 Chapters

Manga debuted in 2011, inspired multiple anime ― This year's 46th issue of Kodansha's Morning magazine revealed on Thursday that Natsumi Eguchi's Hozuki's Coolheadedness (Hōzuki no Reitetsu) manga will end in five chapters. The 31st and final volume will ship on August 21, 2020. The manga's 267th chapter premiered in the magazine on Thursday. Eguchi launched the manga in Kodansha's Morning magazine i...
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GKids: Studio Ghibli Has No Plans to Release Films on Streaming Services

Anime fans may never get to stream their favorite Ghibli films, at least until there's a major philosophy shift at the studio. Film distributor GKids told Polygon that there are currently no plans to release the anime studio's catalog on streaming services, be it Netflix, Hulu, or Disney+. The same goes for pay-per-view streaming services like Amazon Prime or Apple Movies. "Studio Ghibli does not ...
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Busty Uzaki-chan Wants to Hang Out! Blood Donation Drive Poster Sparks Online Debate

A collaboration poster between Red Cross Japan and Take's Uzaki-chan Wants to Hang Out! (Uzaki-chan wa Asobitai!) manga has drawn criticism on social media. Lawyer and feminist advocate Keiko Ōta posted a tweet regarding the poster on Monday, which has accumulated over 2,000 retweets as of the publication of this article. 日本赤十字社 が「宇崎ちゃんは遊びたい」×献血コラボキャンペーンということでこういうポスターを貼ってるようですが、本当に無神経だと思います。なんであえて...
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Daytime Shooting Star GN 3

Suzume's spur-of-the-moment confession to what she thought was a sleeping Shishio turns out to have greater repercussions than she imagined when she realizes that he heard her. ― If there's one major fault in a lot of student/teacher romances (besides the obvious, but we are talking about fiction), it's that the older person in the relationship very rarely seems to think about the inappropriateness o...
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Exclusive: One Piece Stampede Anime Film's Dub Clip Previews Start of Pirate Fest

Film screens in U.S., Canada in October-November ― Funimation provided ANN with an exclusive English-dubbed clip on Wednesday from the One Piece Stampede anime film. The clip is from early on in the film and features the MC of the Pirate Fest kicking off the event. The film will screen in the U.S. in Japanese with English subtitles on October 24, 29, and 31, and it will screen in English on October 2...
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Voice Actress Minako Kotobuki to Start 1-Year Study Abroad in U.K. Next Spring

Sphere unit member plans to keep working while abroad ― Voice actress Minako Kotobuki revealed on her official blog on Wednesday that she will study abroad in the United Kingdom for one year beginning in spring 2020. Kotobuki plans to continue to work while in the U.K. to the extent that she is able. Kotobuki will study language and drama during her time in the U.K. She also said that she hopes to se...

Man Arrested for Threatening Evangelion Studio Khara on Twitter

35-year-old allegedly referenced July fire at Kyoto Animation ― Police arrested a 35-year-old unemployed man in Okayama after he allegedly posted threats to anime studio Khara on Twitter and other social media services. According to police, the man admitted to the charges of threatening and interfering with work duties, and he said he "did it knowing that the other party [Khara] was scared." The susp...

Pokémon Sword/Shield Games' Video Previews Gigantamax Forms

Game set in Galar ships on November 15 ― The official website for the Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield Nintendo Switch role-playing games began streaming a new promotional video on Wednesday. The video previews Gigantamax forms of Pokémon including Pikachu, Meowth, and Eevee. The games will ship worldwide for the Switch on November 15. The starter Pokémon in the games' new Galar region will be Grooke...
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Anime NYC to Screen Makoto Shinkai's Weathering With You Film

Film's screening at November convention will be its East Coast premiere ― The staff of the Anime NYC convention announced on Wednesday that GKIDS will screen Makoto Shinkai's new film Weathering With You (Tenki no Ko) as the closing film of the convention. The screening will be the film's East Coast premiere. The film will open in North America on January 17. Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF...

Mashin Eiyūden Wataru Franchise Gets Animated Promo Video

Project announcement teases "new adventure" in spring 2020 ― Anime studio Sunrise and Bandai Spirits' Tamashii Nations toy brand announced on Wednesday that the Mashin Eiyūden Wataru franchise is getting a new project titled "Mashin Eiyūden Wataru Shichi Tamashii no Ryūjinmaru" (Seven-Souled Ryūjinmaru) with an animated promotional video that will debut at the Tamashii Nation 2019 event. The announce...
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Y.A.P. Ishigaki Production Establishes New GAKIproAstudio in Akita City

New studio will focus on anime backgrounds ― Y.A.P. Ishigaki Production founded a new anime studio on October 8 named GAKIproAstudio. The new studio is based in Akita City, and will work primarily on backgrounds for anime. The studio will primarily recruit from students at the local Akita University of Art, and will officially start services in April 2020. The studio occupies the second floor at a bu...
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Princess Resurrection's Mitsunaga Launches New Manga in November

Inomaru draws Isekai Sniper wa Onna Senshi no Mofumofu Pet manga ― The official Twitter account of Shonengahosha's Young King Ours GH magazine revealed on Wednesday that manga creators Yasunori Mitsunaga and Inomaru will launch a new manga titled Isekai Sniper wa Onna Senshi no Mofumofu Pet (The Fantasy World Sniper is the Fluffy Pet of the Woman Warrior, upper left in image below) in the magazine's ...
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Immortal Hounds Manga Gets 'Final Arc' With 7th Volume

Final arc debuts in harta magazine in February ― The third and final compiled book volume of Ryō Yasohachi's Shinazu no Ryōsen (Immortal Ridge) manga revealed on Tuesday that Yasohachi's Immortal Hounds (Shinazu no Ryōken) manga will have a "final arc" that will launch in the 71st issue of Kadokawa's harta magazine on February 15. The manga will also have a seventh volume bearing the title. Shinazu n...
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After Hours' Yuhta Nishio Ends Mizuno to Chayama Manga in December

Yuri manga about girl meeting girl in sleepy provincial town launched in September 2018 ― The official Twitter account for Kadokawa's Monthly Comic Beam magazine revealed on Saturday that Yuhta Nishio's Mizuno to Chayama yuri manga will end in the magazine's January issue in December. The manga centers on Mizuno, a high school girl in an isolated province. While worrying about her father's mayoral el...
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No Guns Life Anime Runs for 24 Episodes

― The official website for the television anime of Tasuku Karasuma's No Guns Life manga revealed on Wednesday that the anime will have 24 episodes. The anime's Blu-ray Disc and DVD home video release in Japan will have four volumes that will ship next year on February 26, April 22, July 22, and September 18, respectively. The anime premiered on October 10. Funimation is streaming the anime as it air...
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Shueisha to Publish Young Jump Love Magazine Supplement

Kaguya-sama's Aka Akasaka, Minamoto-kun's Minori Inaba to contribute manga this winter Young Jump Battle (seen right), the new supplement for Shueisha's Young Jump magazine, revealed on Tuesday that Shueisha will publish another companion supplement this winter titled Young Jump Love. Just as Young Jump Battle focuses on the "battle" manga genre, Young Jump Love will focus on romance stories. The s...
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Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz HD Game's Video Reveals Sonic

Sonic is playable hidden character in October 29 game for Switch, PS4, Xbox ― Sega began streaming a special announcement video and a gameplay trailer on Tuesday for its Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz HD (Tabegoro! Super Monkey Ball) game, a new version of the Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz Wii game. The special announcement video reveals that the character Sonic the Hedgehog will be available in t...
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Mary Skelter 2 Game Reveals Gameplay Trailer for Switch Version

Game launches digitally in N. America on October 22, Europe on October 23 ― Idea Factory International began streaming a trailer for the Nintendo Switch version of Compile Heart's Mary Skelter 2 (Kangokutō Mary Skelter 2) 3D dungeon-crawler game on Tuesday. The trailer previews gameplay footage. Idea Factory International will release the game digitally in North America on October 22 and in Europe on...

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Anohana Team's Her Blue Sky Anime Film Ranks #4 During Japan's Typhoon Weekend

Weathering With You drops to #8, Kaguya-sama to #9 Her Blue Sky (Sora no Aosa o Shiru Hito yo), the original anime film by the Super Peace Busters creative team (anohana, Anthem of the Heart), sold 126,000 tickets and earned 166 million yen (about US$1.52 million) in its first four days to rank #4 in its opening weekend. The Eiga.com website now estimates that the film will eventually earn 1 billio...
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Corpse Party 2: Dead Patient Game Launches in N. America on October 23

― XSEED Games announced on Thursday that it will release the first chapter of Team GrisGris' Corpse Party 2: Dead Patient game for PC via Steam, GOG, and the Humble Store in North America on October 23. The company plans to publish each chapter episodically as it is developed. The game was originally scheduled to launch in North America in fall 2018. Digital game distribution platform PLAYISM releas...
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Disgaea 4 Complete+ Game's English Gameplay Trailer Streamed

PS4, Switch game ships in N. America/Europe on October 29, Oceania on November 5 ― NIS America began streaming an English gameplay trailer for its release of the Disgaea 4 Complete+ Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 game on Tuesday. A demo for the game launched in North America for both consoles on Tuesday. The demo will launch in Europe on Wednesday. NIS America will release the game in North Americ...
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North American Anime, Manga Releases, October 13-19

Genius Party, Mr. Tonegawa Middle Management Blues anime; The Drifting Classroom, Heavenly Delusion manga ship ― Anime Releases Title Publisher Suggested Retail Price Date A Maid's Indiscretion DVD (adult)Please Adult Source Media US$24.99 October 15 Chaos;Child Essentials BDCite Funimation US$29.98 October 15 Genius Party & Genius Party Beyond BDAnimeNewsNetwork Shout! Factory US$26.99 October 15 Go...
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Atelier Dusk Trilogy Deluxe Pack Game Collection Launches in West on January 14

― Gust and Koei Tecmo Games announced on Tuesday that the Atelier Dusk Trilogy Deluxe Pack game collection will launch in the West for the PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and PC via Steam on January 14, 2020. The collection will contain all three games from the Atelier game series' Dusk trilogy of games. The updated trilogy will feature elements and DLC from the Dusk series' history, including extra...
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Stand My Heroes Anime's English Dub Cast Revealed

Anime premiered on October 7, English dub premiered on Monday ― ADR director Michelle Rojas revealed the English dub cast for the Stand My Heroes: Piece of Truth anime on Twitter on Tuesday. The dub cast includes: Jill Harris as Rei Izumi Aaron Campbell as Itsuki Aoyama David Wald as Daisuke Seki Ricco Fajardo as Shun Imaoji David Matranga as Haru Natsume Anthony DiMascio as Satoru Watabe Chris Burne...
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Tokyo Int'l Film Fest to Screen 'Jurassic!' Anime Short

Short screens with Toei's The White Snake film on November 1 ― Toei Animation announced on Tuesday that its one-minute short anime "Jurassic!" will screen at the 32nd Tokyo International Film Festival at TOHO Cinemas Roppongi Hills Screen 3 on November 1 at 6:10 p.m. Planning producer Shiho Itō will appear at the event. The short film will screen together with a 4K digitally remastered version of Toe...
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Man in China Apologizes for Praising Pokémon's Team Rocket Due to Possible Allusion to Hong Kong Support

A Chinese man was required by his workplace to issue an apology for sharing his love for Pokémon's Team Rocket. The man works for China's Guangzhou Central Sports, a company that manages sporting events in the country. The man posted about his admiration of the comedic villains on the WeChat social media app and wrote: I love Team Rocket! No matter how many people say they're bad guys, I've loved ...
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This Week in Anime - Blade of the Immortal is Blood-Soaked Beauty

LIDEN FILMS takes on the gory manga classic Blade of the Immortal, delivering more slicing and flying limbs than ever before. What is it about the classic tale that will keep Steve and Andy tuning in every week? Besides the rolling heads, anyway. ― LIDEN FILMS takes on the gory manga classic Blade of the Immortal by Hiroaki Samura, delivering more slicing, dicing, and flying limbs than ever before. ...
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Five Star Stories Manga's 15th Volume Ships on December 9

― Amazon is listing the the 15th volume of Mamoru Nagano's The Five Star Stories manga with a release date of December 9. The 14th volume (seen right) shipped in February 2018, and it was the first volume of the manga in more than two years. Nagano launched his science fantasy manga series in Kadokawa's Newtype magazine in 1986, although the series has been running intermittently since then. To mark...
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Chihayafuru Anime Season 3's Video Previews Taichi Mashima

New season premieres on October 22 ― The official website for Chihayafuru 3, the third Chihayafuru anime season, began streaming a new character promotional video on Tuesday. The video highlights the character Taichi Mashima. 過去の自分を超える真島太一キャラクターPV公開!10/22 火曜深夜より放送開始する「#ちはやふる 3」!瑞沢高校かるた部部長 #真島太一 のこれまでを振り返るキャラクターPVを公開しました!フォロー&この投稿をRTで太一役の #宮野真守 さんサインポスターを抽選でプレゼント👀#chihaya_anime pic.twitter.com/Bs0lPyH...
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Crunchyroll Joins Forces With WEBTOON for New Animated Content

Crunchyroll announced on Tuesday that it has paired up with digital publisher WEBTOON to bring new, original animated content to the streaming service. The new animated projects will be based on WEBTOON's own property catalog. WEBTOON's catalog includes many manga-inspired series. The platform's popular web comics include Lore Olympus by Rachel Smythe, True Beauty by Yaongyi (voted #4 in this year...
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Cautious Hero: The Hero Is Overpowered but Overly Cautious Anime's Episode 3 Delayed by 1 Week

Episode 2 re-airs on Wednesday ― The official website for the anime adaptation of Light Tuchihi's The Hero is Overpowered but Overly Cautious (Kono Yūsha ga Ore TUEEE Kuse ni Shinchō Sugiru) novels revealed on Tuesday that episode 3 is delayed from October 16 to October 23. Episode 2 of the anime will re-air on Wednesday. The delay is due to "circumstances related to production advancement." The anim...
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Rikei ga Koi ni Ochita no de Shōmei Shite Mita TV Anime's Video Reveals January Premiere

Yūma Uchida, Sora Amamiya star in Zero-G anime about scientists proving their love ― The official website for the television anime adaptation of Alifred Yamamoto's Rikei ga Koi ni Ochita no de Shōmei Shite Mita (Science Fell in Love, So I Tried to Prove It) romantic comedy manga revealed a promotional video, key visual, and the January 2020 premiere on Tuesday. The anime will air on Tokyo MX, Hokkaid...
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Bandai Namco Arts Invests in Yamato Rights Holder's New Anime Company studioMOTHER

Studio's 1st project is Yamato 2202 compilation film ― Bandai Namco Arts announced on Tuesday that it has invested in studioMOTHER, a new animation studio by Space Battleship Yamato license holder Voyager Holdings. Voyager Holdings founded studioMOTHER in May. The company will produce and plan anime productions. Bandai Namco Arts' investment is part of the company's plans for the creation of "hit con...
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Bakutsuri Bar Hunter Games Get New Manga in November

Manga has same Bakutsuri Hunters title as winter 2019 Switch game ― The November issue of Shogakukan's Monthly Coro Coro Comics magazine revealed on Tuesday that the Bakutsuri Bar Hunter franchise will launch a new manga titled Bakutsuri Hunters in the magazine's next issue on November 15. The magazine did not reveal the author or authors for the manga. The new manga has the same title as the franchi...
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Pokémon Franchise Gets New Manga on November 15

Kōsaku Anakubo's Pocket Monsters manga ended on Tuesday ― The November issue of Shogakukan's Monthly Coro Coro Comics magazine announced on Tuesday that the Pokémon franchise will have a new manga, simply titled Pocket Monsters, that will debut in the magazine's next issue on November 15. The magazine did not reveal the author or authors for the manga. Kōsaku Anakubo's similarly titled Pocket Monster...
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Live-Action Sazae-san TV Special Casts Taiki Nakabayashi as Wakame's Boyfriend

Nakabayashi plays original character Takeshi Kaizuka ― The official Twitter account for the 50th anniversary special of the family television anime Sazae-san revealed on Tuesday that Taiki Nakabayashi (seen below) will play Wakame's boyfriend Takeshi Kaizuka in the special's live-action segment. The character is a new original character for the special. In the sequel story set 20 years later, Takeshi...
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Win 3 Tickets to ANIME NYC Lantis Matsuri 2019!

Anime NYC welcomes the globally renowned Lantis Matsuri concert series to New York City for the first time! As a treat for ANN readers, three lucky winners will be able to win one ticket each to watch this highly-anticipated concert! ― Anime NYC welcomes the globally renowned Lantis Matsuri concert series to New York City for the first time! This special concert at New York City's largest Japanese p...

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Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken! Manga Gets Live-Action Film Starring Nogizaka46 Idols

Mizuki Yamashita, Asuka Saitō, Minami Umezawa star in summer 2020 film ― Toho announced on Tuesday that Sumito Ōwara's Eizouken ni wa Te o Dasu na! (Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken!) manga is inspiring a live-action film that will open in Japan next summer. Nogizaka46 idol group members Mizuki Yamashita, Asuka Saitō, and Minami Umezawa (top row, left to right in image below) will star in the film as the...
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Suehiro Maruo Pens New 1-Shot Manga 'Diabolic'

Manga debuts in Monthly Comic Beam on November 12 ― The November issue of Kadokawa's Monthly Comic Beam magazine revealed on Saturday that manga creator Suehiro Maruo will draw a new one-shot manga titled "Diabolic" in the magazine's next issue on November 12. The magazine previews the story with the tagline, "Does God exist in a place ruined by the fires of war?" Hiroshi Harada adapted Maruo's 1984 ...
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Chimamire Sukeban Chainsaw Manga's 2nd Series Ends

Manga launched in September 2018 ― The November issue of Kadokawa's Monthly Comic Beam magazine revealed on Saturday that Rei Mikamoto's Chimamire Sukeban Chainsaw reflesh manga will end in the magazine's next issue on November 12. The manga launched in Monthly Comic Beam in September 2018. Kadokawa published the manga's first compiled book volume in February. The manga was originally announced with ...
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Crunchyroll Announces Most Viewed Anime for Summer 2019

Crunchyroll's streaming user base spans the globe with at least 50 million registered users (and more unregistered) tuning in to service's simulcasts and back catalog for their anime fix. The service announced which series from its catalog were viewed the most over the summer. The top 20 hottest anime this month worldwide are listed below in alphabetical order. The list shows that action propertie...
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Funimation to Stream Naruto Anime in U.K., Ireland

― Funimation announced on Monday that it will begin streaming the Naruto anime on October 15 in the U.K. and Ireland. All episodes will be available on the streaming service both in Japanese with English subtitles and with an English dub. Funimation announced its acquisition of Manga Entertainment Limited, a distributor of anime including Naruto in the United Kingdom and Ireland, in May. The Funimat...
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One Piece Stampede Anime Film's English-dubbed Trailer Streamed

Film opens in U.S., Canada in October ― Funimation began streaming an English-dubbed trailer for the One Piece Stampede anime film on Monday. The film will screen in the U.S. in Japanese with English subtitles on October 24, 29, and 31, and it will screen with an English dub on October 26 and 30. In Canada, the film will screen in Japanese with English subtitles on October 25 and November 5, and it w...
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ComiXology, Kodansha Comics to Complete English Release of The Drops of God Manga

ComiXology, Kodansha to release all 44 volumes of wine manga ― ComiXology announced on Monday that it and Kodansha Comics will complete Tadashi Agi and Shū Okimoto's The Drops of God (Kami no Shizuku) manga in English for the first time. The companies released volumes 1-8 re-edited with new cover art and debuted volumes 9-11 in English on Monday. More volumes will be added at a later date. Only ten o...
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Director Sunao Katabuchi to Receive Bucheon Int'l Animation Film Fest Award

Korean festival presents Katabuchi with BIAF Honorary Award on October 18 ― The 21st Bucheon International Animation Festival (BIAF) announced on Monday that it has selected director Sunao Katabuchi (In This Corner of the World) to receive the BIAF Honorary Award. According to the BIAF, the "BIAF Honorary Award is presented to the director who has made the greatest achievement in the artistry of the ...
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Fafner: Dead Aggressor Manga Goes on Hiatus

Tomomi Matsushita's "complete version" of Fafner franchise's story launched in 2014 ― The 81st chapter of Tomomi Matsushita's Sōkyū no Fafner - Dead Aggressor manga revealed on October 9 that the manga will go on hiatus "for a short while." The chapter did not reveal a date for the manga's return. The manga launched in Kodansha's Shonen Sirius magazine in September 2014, but transferred to Kodansha a...
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Rumiko Takahashi Draws Poster for 47th Angoulême International Comics Festival

Takahashi won 46th Angoulême Grand Prix 2019 prize ― Manga creator Rumiko Takahashi (Urusei Yatsura, Maison Ikkoku, Ranma ½, Inuyasha, RIN-NE) drew the poster for the 47th Angoulême International Comics Festival, the festival's Twitter account revealed on Saturday. The Twitter account unveiled the image, which shows the award-winning artist as a child reading manga. Classic characters such as Princes...
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Gou Tanabe Ends Manga of H.P. Lovecraft's Call of Cthulhu Story

Series launched on May 11 ― The November issue of Kadokawa's Monthly Comic Beam magazine revealed on Saturday that Gou Tanabe's manga adaptation of H.P. Lovecraft's The Call of Cthulhu story will end in the magazine's next issue on November 12. The original short story features the first appearance of the extraterrestrial entity known as Cthulhu, who gives its name to the "Cthulhu Mythos" — the colle...
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Anime NYC to Host Code Geass Anime's Ichiro Okouchi, Takahiro Kimura, Yukana

Writer, character designer, voice actress present screening of Code Geass: Lelouch of the Re;surrection film ― The staff of the Anime NYC convention announced on Monday that the event will host the Code Geass anime's writer Ichiro Okouchi, character designer Takahiro Kimura, and Yukana, the voice actress of C.C. All three will present a special screening of the Code Geass: Lelouch of the Re;surrectio...
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Sailor Moon Café Menu Finally Puts Haruka & Michiru's Love Out in the Open

Sailor Uranus and Sailor Neptune are an iconic queer couple in anime fandom. Their romantic relationship is plain to see in the anime series from their introduction in Sailor Moon S to their battle against Galaxia in Sailor Moon Stars. They flirt openly and are inseparable in their private lives and in their battles against evil. Despite this, neither character ever outright says they "love" the o...
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Ride Your Wave Wins Best Animated Film at Spain's Sitges

Human Lost, The Wonderland were among nominees ― Masaaki Yuasa's Ride Your Wave film won the Award for Best Animated Feature Film at the 52nd annual Sitges International Fantastic Film Festival in Spain on Sunday. Human Lost and The Wonderland were among the other nominees in the category. The anime will screen at the 39th annual Hawai'i International Film Festival in November. The film won the Best ...
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Exclusive: Human Lost Anime's Dub Clip Previews Yozo's Transformation

Funimation to screen film in N. America on October 22-23 ― Funimation provided ANN with an exclusive English-dubbed clip on Monday from the Human Lost 3D CG anime film. The clip previews Yozo's transformation into a Lost. The film will open in the U.S. before it opens in Japan. Funimation will screen the film in theaters in the United States on October 22 and 23. Screenings on October 22 will have En...
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Hōkago Teibō Nisshi Fishing Anime Reveals Staff, Visual, April 2020 Debut

Himouto! Umaru-chan's Takaharu Okuma directs series at Doga Kobo ― The official website for the television anime adaptation of Yasuyuki Kosaka's Hōkago Teibō Nisshi (Afterschool Embankment Journal) manga revealed on Tuesday the main staff, a teaser visual, and the April 2020 premiere. Takaharu Okuma (assistant director of Uzamaid!, Himouto! Umaru-chan) is directing the series at Doga Kobo. Fumihiko S...
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Macross Delta's Kenji Yasuda Directs Space Battleship Yamato 2205 Anime

Star Blazers: Space Battleship Yamato 2202 TV anime series also gets compilation film in 2020 ― The official website for the Star Blazers: Space Battleship Yamato 2202 (Uchū Senkan Yamato 2202: Ai no Senshi-tachi or Space Battleship Yamato 2202: Warriors of Love) anime film revealed more staff members for the Uchū Senkan Yamato 2205: Aratanaru Tabidachi (Space Battleship Yamato 2205: A New Journey) s...
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The Garden of Words Film Gets Stage Play in London in 2020

Princess Mononoke play's Whole Hog Theatre adapts Makoto Shinkai's 2013 anime ― U.K. theatrical company Whole Hog Theatre announced on Monday that it is producing a stage play adaptation of Makoto Shinkai's anime film The Garden of Words. The play will run at Park Theatre at London's Finsbury Park from July 15 to August 15 after previews on July 15-16. The play will also run in Tokyo, and Nelke Plann...

Police Arrest Man for Modifying, Then Selling PS3s

Ayagawa resident allegedly modified PS3s to allow users to copy games onto them ― Police arrested a 44-year-old male resident of Ayagawa, Kagawa on October 9 for allegedly modifying PlayStation 3 consoles and then selling them. The police allege that the suspect, a part-time worker named Tadaaki Abe, violated the Trademark Act, the Unfair Competition Prevention Act, and other laws. The modifications ...
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Granblue Fantasy: Versus Game Reveals Zeta, Vaseraga in Video

Fighting game ships on PS4 in Japan on February 6 ― The official website for Cygames and Arc System Works' Granblue Fantasy: Versus fighting game began streaming a new promotional video for the game on Sunday. The video reveals the new characters Zeta and Vaseraga as playable characters. The game will launch in Japan on the PlayStation 4 on February 6. The game was originally slated to release this y...
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Canada's Teletoon to Air Beyblade Burst Rise Anime

Net anime series debuted in Japan on April 5 ― The global licensing magazine Total Licensing revealed in its autumn issue on September 19 that Canadian television channel Teletoon will air the Beyblade Burst Rise (Beyblade Burst GT) anime. Corus Entertainment licensed the series from ADK Emotions NY (formerly Sunrights). The announcement did not reveal a premiere date, although Hasbro will launch its...

Crunchyroll Adds Digimon Universe: App Monsters Anime to Catalog

Anime will be available on Monday ― Crunchyroll announced on Sunday that it will add the Digimon Universe: App Monsters anime on Monday, October 14 at 6:00 p.m. EDT. The anime will be available for users in the United States, Canada, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Central America, and the Caribbean. The series will also be available for users in Latin America begin...

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Star ☆ Twinkle Precure Anime Film Reveals 2 Clips

Magical girl film opens in Japan on October 19 ― The official YouTube channel for the Precure franchise began streaming two clips from Star Twinkle Precure: Hoshi no Uta ni Omoi wo Komete (Star ☆ Twinkle Precure the Movie: Put Your Feelings into the Song of Stars), the anime film companion to the Star ☆ Twinkle Precure anime series, on Monday. The first clip below is titled "Put My Feelings of Love I...
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Boruto: Naruto Next Generations ‒ Episode 128

"Despite his humiliating defeat a few weeks back, Urashiki wastes no time in setting his next scheme into motion in an eventful Boruto: Naruto Next Generations."
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Vinland Saga ‒ Episode 14

“The Light of Dawn” is a whirlwind of apocalyptic violence and almost unbearable tension, and easily the single best episode Vinland Saga has produced yet."
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The Haikyu!! Boys Find Their Japanese Volleyball League Counterparts

The volleyball-themed anime Haikyu!! is collaborating with Japan's top-level volleyball league V.League. V.League's Twitter account has been releasing visuals of the Karasuno boys matching off against their V.League counterpart. The first tweet pits Chikara Ennoshita, de facto leader of Karasuno's team, against Yu Kuriki from the VC Nagano Tridents. 【ハイキュー!!×V.LEAGUE】アニメ『ハイキュー!!』烏野高校排球部のキャラクターとVリー...
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Weathering With You Exhibit is a Tribute to the Film's Entire Production Team

Makoto Shinkai is regarded as something of an auteur in the anime film space, and while he definitely involves himself heavily in every part of the production of his films, from the scripts to the storyboards to the visuals, gone are his Voices of a Distant Star days where he animated everything by himself. His latest works are only made possible through the efforts of a large team, and this is so...
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Manga Artist Daijiro Morohoshi, Photographer Kenji Satō Hold Joint Exhibit in Shibuya Tower Records

Shibuya Tower Records is holding an exhibit for the award-winning manga artist Daijiro Morohoshi and photographer Kenji Satō from September 14 to October 14. Morohoshi is well known for creating manga based on folklore like Saiyū Yōenden (The Monkey King and other Chinese Legends) and the Yōkai Hunter series. In 2018, his manga compilation Morohoshi Daijirō Gekijō (Daijiro Morohoshi Theater) won t...

Shaft Makes TV Anime for Azone's Assault Lily Doll Franchise

This Ugly Yet Beautiful World's Shouji Saeki helms anime about girls training to protect Earth ― The official Twitter account for the Assault Lily Project announced on Sunday that the studio SHAFT is producing the new television anime Assault Lily Bouquet. The Assault Lily Project is a mixed-media franchise based on 1/12-scale action dolls and figures conceived by the doll maker Azone International a...
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King of Prism Franchise Reveals New Anime Film, 2nd Stage Play Projects

King of Prism All Stars: Prism Show Best 10 opens in Japan on January 10 ― The King of Prism spinoff franchise announced on Sunday that a new film titled King of Prism All Stars: Prism Show Best 10 will open in Japan on January 10. The anime will star: Junta Terashima as Shin Ichijō Sōma Saitō as Yukinojō Tachibana Tasuku Hatanaka as Taiga Kōgami Taku Yashiro as Kakeru Jūōin Masashi Igarashi as Minat...
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New Guilty Gear Game's Trailer Previews Axl Low

Playable demo with 6 characters to be at ArcRevo America 2019 event in mid-November ― Arc System Works revealed a new trailer for its new Guilty Gear game on Sunday. The trailer previews the previously revealed returning character Axl Low. The video also reveals that the ArcRevo America 2019 event in California on November 16-17 will have a playable demo of the game with the characters Sol Badguy, Ky...

Silent Hill Franchise Gets New Entry in Form of Slot Machine

New video slot cabinet debuts at Las Vegas event on October 15-17 ― Konami Gaming Inc. announced on October 8 that it is developing a Silent Hill video slot cabinet. The company announced the machine ahead of the Global Gaming Expo (G2E) event in Las Vegas on October 15-17. The event will debut the cabinet with what it calls a "for-wager slot experience." The above video advertises that the slot mach...
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Sword Art Online: Alicization - War of Underworld Anime Listed With 23 Episodes

― The official website for the Sword Art Online: Alicization - War of Underworld anime is listing that the anime will have eight home video releases with 23 total episodes. The first four home video releases will ship once a month from December through March 2020, and the latter four home video releases will ship once a month from June through September 2020. The anime premiered on Saturday, althoug...
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Celestial Method Anime's New Episode Streams on YouTube

Marika Kōno voices new character Carol ― The official Twitter account for the Celestial Method television anime series announced on Friday that it has released the the previously announced new episode for the anime on YouTube. The episode is titled "Mō Hitotsu no Onegai" (One More Wish), and serves as the 17th episode of the overall anime. Producer Takayuki Nagatani stated on Twitter on October 8 tha...

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Fire Force ‒ Episode 12

The neat fight scene isn't enough to draw back from the episode's sloppiness, which extends beyond simply taking too long to get Shinmon back on Company 8's side again.
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Voice Actress Sora Tokui to Direct Short Movie Based on Award-Winning Short Story

Tokidoki, Nemurenai Yoru ni by Yōichirō to get short film in early 2020 ― Voice actress, singer, and manga artist Sora Tokui will be debuting as a director on a short movie based on the Sora Tokui Prize winner Tokidoki, Nemurenai Yoru ni (Sometimes, On Those Sleepless Nights) by Yōichirō. The visual adaptation is scheduled for an early 2020 release. The theme of the story is "A female teen who cannot...
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4th One Piece Campaign to Revitalize Kumamoto Prefecture Distributes 'Hi no Kuni' Leaflets

One Piece started a campaign in 2016 to revitalize the Kumamoto Prefecture after it was badly damaged by earthquakes. The latest move is to establish statues of the Straw Hat Pirates throughout the prefecture distribute leaflets showing their locations, along with information regarding the disaster-affected regions. This phase of the project is called the "Hi no Kuni Restoration Arc." ('Hi no Kuni...
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Doraemon Ukiyo-e Print Reimagines Hiroshige's Sudden Shower over Shin-Ōhashi bridge and Atake

Collab Japan opened preorders for a new Doraemon ukiyo-e print on Monday. The design is based on Hiroshige's Sudden Shower over Shin-Ōhashi bridge and Atake print from the One Hundred Famous Views of Edo series. Doraemon, Nobita and other characters are stand-ins for the men and women caught in the rain in the original. The 1857 masterpiece was even replicated by Vincent van Gogh. Only 300 prints ...
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Galaxy Express 999 Teams Up With Shinkalion Anime Film

Galaxy Express 999 is teaming up with the Shinkalion film to sell novelty goods. The key visual for the collaboration (shown right) is drawn in a retro anime art style, reminiscent of Galaxy Express 999. A popup store selling badges and key holders will operate in the Ikebukuro Parco department store in Tokyo and in Osaka's Nanba Marui store from October 11 to 30. The stores will also sell other S...
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Black Clover ‒ Episode 104

"I've liked this arc more than most because its premise forces the show to let interesting character dynamics carry most of the burden, but this episode collapses under Black Clover's worst qualities."
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Gorgeous Carat's You Higuri Launches New Manga

New historical romance manga launches on October 16 ― The official website for Akita Shoten's Princess Gold magazine is listing that You Higuri will launch a new historical romance manga titled Gizoku to Toraware no Himegimi (The Chivalrous Thief and the Captured Princess) in the magazine's November issue on October 16. Amazon's listing of the magazine, however, is listing the manga with the title Cr...
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My Hero Academia Anime's 4th Season Listed With 25 Episodes

― The official website for the fourth season of the My Hero Academia anime is listing that the anime will have six home video releases for a total of 25 episodes (episodes 64 through 88 of the overall anime). The anime premiered in Japan on Saturday, although in some regions the show did not air on NTV due to emergency broadcasting due to Typhoon Hagibis (Typhoon 19). The new season covers the manga...
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My Hero Academia Anime's Season 4 Premiere Delayed on NTV in Some Regions Due to Typhoon

Detective Conan, Doraemon, Shin-chan, Sword Art Online also do not air in some areas ― The official Twitter account for the My Hero Academia anime announced on Saturday that due to emergency reporting on Typhoon Hagibis (Typhoon 19), the first episode of the anime's fourth season did not air in some regions on NTV as planned on Saturday at 5:30 p.m. JST. The anime still aired on YTV, which is broadca...
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Karuna Kujō Hints at 'Part 2' for Aphorism Manga

Do Aphorism, manga franchise's "Part 1.5," ended on Saturday ― The November issue of Square Enix's Monthly Shonen Gangan magazine on Saturday asked fans to look forward to a "Part 2" for Karuna Kujō's Do Aphorism (Bow and Arrow Aphorism) manga. The October issue of Monthly Shonen Gangan had stated last month that the manga would have its final chapter in the November issue, but what the November issu...
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Hiro Aikawa's Mikami-sensei's Way of Love Manga Gets Side-Story Chapter

Manga's main story ended on Saturday ― The November issue of Kodansha's Bessatsu Friend magazine revealed on Saturday that Hiro Aikawa's Mikami-sensei's Way of Love (Mikami-sensei no Aishikata) manga will have a side-story chapter in the magazine's January issue on December 13. Additionally, the January issue will reveal the release date of the manga's eighth and final volume. The manga's main story ...
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Hawai'i Int'l Film Festival to Screen Weathering With You, Ride Your Wave Films

Film festival to be held from November 7-24 ― The 39th annual Hawai'i International Film Festival (HIFF) announced on Friday it will screen Makoto Shinkai's Weathering With You film as its closing film on November 17. Additionally, the festival will screen Masaaki Yuasa's Ride Your Wave film on November 10, 13, and 24. The event will take place on Oahu from November 7-17, and then on Big Island, Kaua...
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Studio DEEN to Co-Produce Sailor Moon Eternal 2-Part Anime Film Project With Toei

― The official website for Bishōjo Senshi Sailor Moon Eternal (Pretty Guardians Sailor Moon Eternal The MOVIE), a new two-part anime film project for Sailor Moon, opened on Thursday, and is listing that Studio DEEN is animating the film alongside Toei Animation. The first film will open in Japan in 2020. Original manga creator Naoko Takeuchi is credited with the original work and with supervision. C...
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Mewhan Performs Theme Song for Super Shiro Anime Shorts

Masaaki Yuasa directs 48-episode series of 5-minute shorts ― The official Twitter account for Super Shiro, an anime spinoff of the Crayon Shin-chan franchise, announced on Friday that singer-songwriter Mewhan will perform the theme song for the show. The anime will debut on October 14 debut on the AbemaTV and Video Pass streaming services. The anime will have a total of 48 five-minute episodes The co...
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3rd New Hozuki's Coolheadedness Original Anime DVD Slated for August 21

― Amazon is listing that the 31st volume of Natsumi Eguchi's Hozuki's Coolheadedness (Hozuki no Reitetsu) manga, which will bundle the third of a new three-part original anime DVD (OAD) series, will ship on August 21. The volume was previously scheduled with a general 2020 release. The first OAD shipped with the manga's 29th volume on September 20, and the second OAD will ship with the 30th volume o...
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Haikyu!! Manga Takes 1-Week Break So Author Can Do Research

― This year's 46th issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine revealed on Saturday that Haruichi Furudate's Haikyu!! manga will take a one-week break next week so the author can perform research. The chapter in the 46th issue also stated on Saturday that the manga is entering a new arc, with the story moving to "the other side of the Earth." The manga will return in the 48th issue on October 28...
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Naruto to Boruto: Shinobi Striker Game's 13th DLC Character is Killer Bee

Character arrives in game "soon" ― This year's 46th issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine revealed on Saturday that Killer Bee will be the 13th DLC character for Bandai Namco Entertainment's Naruto to Boruto: Shinobi Striker game. The character will arrive in the game "soon." The game's second season pass so far also includes Zabuza Momochi, Haku, and Ohnoki. The game's first season pass in...

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My Hero Academia Inspires 2nd Stage Play in Spring 2020

Play running in Tokyo, Osaka to feature returning staff ― This year's 46th issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine revealed on Saturday that Kohei Horikoshi's My Hero Academia manga is inspiring a second stage play titled My Hero Academia: The "Ultra" Stage: Honmono no Hero (A True Hero). The play will run in spring 2020 in Tokyo and Osaka. Returning staff members from the first play include ...

The Disastrous Life of Saiki K. Anime's New Series Unveils Title, Cast, Staff, Global Winter Debut on Netflix

Kousuke Toriumi, Nao Toyama cast as perverted teacher Iguchi, unlucky girl Hii Suzumiya ― This year's 46th issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine unveiled on Saturday the Saiki Kusuo no Psi Nan Psi Shidō-Hen (The Disastrous Life of Saiki K. Restart Arc) title, cast, additional staff members, and Winter 2019 premiere for the new anime series based on Shūichi Asō's The Disastrous Life of Saiki...
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Haruhi Suzumiya's Noizi Ito Designs 2 New Sakura Wars Game Characters

Video highlights Itsuki Saijо̄, Hiromi Hongо̄ ― The official Twitter account for Sega's Sakura Taisen (Sakura Wars in English) franchise revealed on Friday that Noizi Ito (The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya) is designing two characters for the Shin Sakura Taisen (Project Sakura Wars in English) game. The newly announced cast includes: Mayu Yoshioka as Itsuki Saijо̄, an enthusiastic fan of the Imperial...
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Mr. Osomatsu Switch/PS4 Puzzle Game's Promo Video Streamed

Game launches in Japan on December 5 ― D3 Publisher began streaming a promotional video on Friday for the Motto! New Pazumatsu-san ~Shinpin Sotsugyō Keikaku~ game for the Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4. The newest game in the Mr. Osomatsu franchise will launch physically and digitally for the Nintendo Switch and digitally for the PS4 on December 5. In the puzzle game, players can clear away colore...
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Bandai Namco Makes Takeover Bid for Gundam Sponsor Sotsu

Bandai Namco aims to consolidate all Gundam franchise licenses ― Bandai Namco Holdings announced on Wednesday that it has begun a tender offer on Thursday to acquire all of Gundam sponsor Sotsu Co., Ltd.'s common stock. Bandai Namco aims to make Sotsu a wholly-owned subsidiary and consolidate all the Gundam franchise licenses within the group. Bandai Namco Holdings currently owns 22.79% of Sotsu's sh...
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Sword Art Online: Alicization Rising Steel Smartphone Game's Videos Preview Kirito

Bandai Namco Entertainment to release game in Japan, West ― Bandai Namco Entertainment began streaming two more promotional videos for its Sword Art Online: Alicization Rising Steel (Sword Art Online: Alicization Blading) smartphone role-playing game on Thursday. The second video embedded below highlights the character Kirito. Bandai Namco Entertainment will release the game in both Japan and the Wes...
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Earth Defense Force: Iron Rain Game Launches for PC on October 15

Game launched for PS4 on April 11 ― Developer YUKE'S and publisher D3 Publisher announced on Friday that the Earth Defense Force: Iron Rain game will launch for PC via Steam on October 15. The game launched digitally for the PlayStation 4 worldwide on April 11. Publisher describes the game: The EDF series moves away from its traditional series and into new territory with this new project. Developed b...
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Realistic Attack on Titan Ring Has a Colossal Price Tag

An official ring depicting the formidable face of Attack on Titan's Colossal Titan has a price point to match. The ring is being sold on jewelry designer Shoya Taniguchi's official website for 250,000 yen (US$2,305) excluding tax. The ring faithfully recreates the Colossal Titan's head while the inside reveals his true identity. Taniguchi will only create 20 of the rings. Each is made from 925 Ste...

Kōsaku Anakubo's Pocket Monsters Manga Ends After 23 Years

Manga based on Pokémon franchise ends on October 15 ― The official website for Shogakukan's Monthly Coro Coro Comics magazine announced on Friday that Kōsaku Anakubo's Pocket Monsters manga will end in the magazine's November issue on October 15 after 23 years of serialization. The Pocket Monsters manga, based on the Pokémon franchise, premiered in Monthly Coro Coro Comics in 1996. The comedy manga f...
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One Piece ‒ Episode 905

"Unfortunately, this week suffers for the same reason that most of these recent episodes have suffered. The content being covered doesn't flow comfortably in anime form and we end up repeating ideas that have been drilled into the ground."
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FLIPFLOPs Member Shū Miyama Writes Every Darwin's Game Anime Episode

Series starring Yūsuke Kobayashi, Reina Ueda premieres in January ― FLIPFLOPs member Shū Miyama (formerly known under the pen name Ginko) is writing every episode of the television anime adaptation of the creator duo's Darwin's Game manga. Miyama provides the story for the original manga, while Yuki Takahata provides the art. The anime will premiere in January. Yūsuke Kobayashi voices Kaname in the a...
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Lenny code fiction Perform Fire Force Anime's New Ending Theme Song

Video previews new ending theme song premiering on November 1 ― The official website of the anime of Atsushi Ohkubo's Fire Force (En En no Shōbōtai) manga announced on Friday that Lenny code fiction (My Hero Academia, All Out!!, D.Gray-man Hallow) will perform the anime's second ending theme song "Nо̄nai" (Inside the Brain). The new ending theme will premiere in the anime's 15th episode on November 1...
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Make Promare Pizza with Trigger's Shigeto Koyama, Hiromi Wakabayashi

The ABC Cooking Studio in Shinjuku will teach Promare fans how to make "Inferno Volcano Margherita Mega Max Pizza," just like the one Galo and his friends ordered at a pizzeria in the hit anime film. The lessons are scheduled to start on November 7 and run until January. Participants will receive a copy of the recipe on a card featuring illustrations by the film's character designer Shigeto Koyama...
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Oda Cinnamon Nobunaga Anime Reveals More Cast, Opening Theme Artist

Takahiro Sakurai, Kazuhiko Inoue, Kenichi Suzumura, Akane Kumada, Hiroki Nanami join cast ― The official website for the television anime of Una Megurogawa's Oda Cinnamon Nobunaga (Oda Shinamon Nobunaga) manga revealed more cast and the opening theme song artist on Friday. The announcement listed cast members with names that resemble the names of notable voice actors, but with dog-related kanji puns ...
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Sgt. Frog's Pretty Boy Squad Gets Official Doujinshi

The five iconic members of iconic Sgt. Frog's Team Keroro are getting turned into pretty boys for Animate Girls Festival on November 9 and 10. The designs are being used to create goods that will be sold at entertainment brand SMIRAL's booth at the festival. One of the goods on offer includes an official 20-page doujinshi featuring the pretty boys. It also includes Sgt. Frog creator Mine Yoshizuki...

P.A. Works Makes Original Wild-West Car Race Anime Appare-Ranman!

Samurai, engineer compete in coast-to-coast U.S. race to earn their way back to Japan ― P.A. Works announced on Saturday that it is producing an original anime called Appare-Ranman! The story is set at the end of the 19th century and on the eve of the next one. After a certain mishap, the brilliant but socially inept engineer Sorano Appare (family name first) and the shrewd but cowardly samurai Isshi...
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Darwin's Game TV Anime Reveals Main Cast, January Premiere

Yūsuke Kobayashi, Reina Ueda voice Kaname, Shuka ― The November issue of Akita Shoten's Bessatsu Shōnen Champion magazine revealed the two main cast members, January premiere, and new key visual for the television anime adaptation of FLIPFLOPs' Darwin's Game manga on Saturday. Yūsuke Kobayashi voices Kaname, while Reina Ueda voices Shuka. The manga centers on Kaname Sudō, a high school boy who is dra...
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Bottom-tier Character Tomozaki Novels Get Anime

Series about gamers launched in 2016 ― Bottom-tier Character Tomozaki (Jaku-chara Tomozaki-kun) light novel author Yūki Yaku and Shogakukan's Gagaga Bunko label announced on Twitter on Friday that the series is inspiring an anime project. A teaser website for the anime also opened. Yen Press is releasing the series in English, and it describes the story: Tomozaki is one of the best gamers in Japan, a...

New Pocket Monster TV Anime Casts Kana Hanazawa, Yūichi Nakamura

New Pokémon series with 2 protagonists premieres on November 17 ― The official Twitter account for the new Pocket Monster television anime revealed two more cast members for the series on Friday. Kana Hanazawa will play Gō's 10-year-old childhood friend Koharu, and Yūichi Nakamura will play Koharu's father, Professor Sakuragi. He is the head of Sakuragi Lab, which was built in Kanto region's Kuchiba ...
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Anime NYC Event to Host Science SARU's Eunyoung Choi, World Premiere of Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken! Anime

Producer/animator/director to attend Manhattan convention in November ― The staff of the Anime NYC convention announced on Friday that the event will host Science Saru producer Eunyoung Choi. The event will also host the world premiere of Science Saru's television anime adaptation of Sumito Ōwara's Eizouken ni wa Te o Dasu na! (Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken!) manga. Choi will present the anime's premi...

Dorohedoro TV Anime Reveals Promo Video, Staff, Cast, January 12 Premiere Date

Reina Kondo, Wataru Takagi, more star in anime by Yuichiro Hayashi, MAPPA ― The official website for the television anime adaptation of Q Hayashida's Dorohedoro manga revealed on Friday the show's promotional video, cast, staff, and January 12 premiere date. The anime stars: Wataru Takagi as Caiman Reina Kondo as Nikaidō Yu Kobayashi as Noi Yoshimasa Hosoya as Shin Kengo Takanashi as Fujita Kenyuu Ho...
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Japan's Animation TV Ranking, September 30-October 6

Doraemon, Crayon Shin-chan debut in new Saturday time slots ― The anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day anime film aired on Fuji TV on Thursday, October 3 at 12:45 a.m. and earned a 1.2% rating. Title Station Date Time Length Average Household Rating Sazae-san Fuji TV October 6 (Sun) 18:30 30 min. 11.5 Chibi Maruko-chan Fuji TV October 6 (Sun) 18:00 30 min. 8.9 Doraemon TV Asahi October 5 (Sat) 17:00 3...
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Japan's Video Game Rankings, September 30-October 6

Dragon Quest XI S stays at #1 ― Japan's Game Ranking: September 30-October 6 Rank System Title Maker Release Date Weekly Copies Total Copies 1NSwDragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age Square Enix September 27 57,667 360,871 2PS4Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Breakpoint Ubisoft October 4 54,773 54,773 3NSwThe Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening Nintendo September 20 16,430 203,580 4PS4Monster Hunter Wor...
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Samurai Shodown Game's Video Highlights Basara

Basara character DLC available on October 15 ― SNK began streaming a new video for its Samurai Shodown (Samurai Spirits) game on Thursday. The video previews the DLC character Basara. The character will be available for the game on October 15. SNK is releasing one new DLC character every month for the rest of the year. SNK released Rimururu in August and Shizumaru Hisame in September, and will releas...
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Cells at Work! Manga Gets New Spinoff Set Inside Baby's Body

Hataraku Saibō Baby spinoff by Yasuhiro Fukuda debuts on October 17 ― This year's 45th issue of Kodansha's Morning magazine revealed on Thursday that Akane Shimizu's Cells at Work! manga will have a new manga spinoff titled Hataraku Saibō Baby (Cells at Work! Baby) that will debut in the magazine's next issue on October 17 with a color opening page. Yasuhiro Fukuda is drawing the manga, which will ce...
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HIDIVE Streams Sword Art Online: Alicization - War of Underworld Anime

Anime returns on October 12 ― HIDIVE announced on Thursday that it will stream Sword Art Online: Alicization - War of Underworld, the second half of the Sword Art Online: Alicization anime. The stream will debut on Saturday at 12:30 p.m. EDT. The anime will premiere on Tokyo MX, BS11, Gunma TV, Tochigi TV, and MBS, on October 12, and it will also begin streaming on AbemaTV on the same day. The show w...
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Dropkick on My Devil! Anime's 2nd Season Premieres in Spring 2020

― The 13th compiled book volume of Yukiwo's Dropkick on My Devil! (Jashin-chan Dropkick) manga revealed on Thursday that the second season of the manga's television anime will premiere in spring 2020. The original comedy manga by Yukiwo centers on Yurine Hanazono, a college student who summons Jashin-chan, a demon from the underworld. Now they must live together in a run-down apartment in Tokyo's Ji...
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Midnight Diner/Shinya Shokudō New Season Trailer Reveals October 31 Debut

Trailer also highlights guest cast, characters' stories ― Netflix began streaming a trailer for the new season of the live-action series adaptation of Yarō Abe's Shinya Shokudō (The Midnight Diner or La Cantine de Minuit) manga on Friday. The trailer previews the series' characters and stories, and also reveals the series' October 31 debut date on Netflix. The guest cast includes: Tooru Nakamura as A...
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Major 2nd New Anime Series Confirmed

Anime premieres on NHK Educational in April 2020 ― NHK announced on Friday that Takuya Mitsuda's Major 2nd baseball manga will have a second television anime series that will premiere on the NHK Educational channel in April 2020. Shogakukan briefly listed the anime adaptation earlier this week, but removed it soon afterward. The sequel manga inspired an animated commercial in December 2015, and a tel...
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Bokurano's Mohiro Kitoh Launches New Manga Series in November

Tōma illustrates Nōryoku Shujinkō Hosei ― The November issue of Kodansha's good! Afternoon magazine revealed on Monday that manga creators Mohiro Kitoh and Tōma will launch the new Nōryoku Shujinkō Hosei manga in the next issue on November 7. Kitoh is providing the story, and Tōma is providing the art. Kitoh released the "Bass o Tsuri nara" (If You Fish Bass) one-shot in this year's eighth issue of K...
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A Polar Bear in Love Anime Gets 'Side Story' With 1st Human Character

Anime shorts run before films in Japanese theaters ― The staff for the "petit anime" of Koromo's Koisuru Shirokuma (A Polar Bear in Love) manga revealed on Friday that the anime will have a "side story" that will feature the appearance of a human character for the first time. Episodes of the anime run before Japanese feature films. Shochiku previously streamed the 60-second version of the anime's fir...
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