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Kaiju No. 8 GN 1

After months of people begging me to get into Kaiju No. 8 and me dragging my feet, I can definitely say: they were all right, I should have started reading ages ago. ― After months of people begging me to get into Kaiju No. 8 and me dragging my feet, I can definitely say that they were right – I should have started reading ages ago. Kaiju No. 8's opening volume provides a rock-solid setup. In many wa...
game review

Cupid Parasite

A game with this many strengths is easy to recommend, which is why it's unfortunate that the current game is ridden with typos, ill-fitting text, and the telltale signs of a hastily edited machine translation. Cupid Parasite opens with some of the trashiest male love interests you could possibly imagine. One guy is exclusively interested in meeting women who are already "taken." Another literally c...
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Red Flowers GN

The peace and solitude of rural spaces is a persistent theme throughout the book, and there is something that feels a bit idealized about that, making it clear that the stories were written by someone who had lived more urban than rural for most of their life. ― The second of seven projected volumes collecting the works of famed GARO mangaka Yoshiharu Tsuge, Red Flowers contains stories from 1967-68....
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A Man and His Cat GN 4

A Man and His Cat is one of those series where you can judge how effective it is by how many times each volume puts you on the verge of tears. ― A Man and His Cat is one of those series where you can judge how effective it is by how many times each volume puts you on the verge of tears. They aren't always sad tears, although this book definitely has a few of those moments; rather, they're sometimes t...
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This Week in Games - Save it for a Rainy Day

Heidi has the latest on Spike Chunsoft and Kazutaka Kodaka's new title, plus those of you holding out for the Dragon Maid game might want to temper your expectations. ― December has officially begun, and that means it's CRIMMASTIME! It's time to get in the mood for joy, holiday cheer, gifts, and hoarding currency in your gacha game of choice to pull those elusive, exclusive Christmas units. It's also...
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AMAIM Warrior at the Borderline ‒ Episodes 9-10

Besides not liking vegetables and having a dead dad, our dark and brooding second-in-command hasn't gotten much development beyond his introduction. And sadly he doesn't really get much here either.
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Seattle Seahawks Running Back Celebrates Touchdown With Attack on Titan Salute

Travis Homer joins the growing crowd of athletes who reference anime on the field ― The Seattle Seahawks' Travis Homer scored a 73 yard fake punt touchdown in one of Sunday's NFL highlights. After pulling off the impressive feat, Homer got to his feet and celebrated with the iconic hand-to-chest salute from the Attack on Titan anime and manga series. The moment is captured at around the 0:26 mark of ...
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Yuki Yuna is a Hero: The Great Mankai Chapter ‒ Episode 10

There's only so much show left now, so this week's entry is effectively a 'B-Side' story to what we saw happening in the finale to Hero Chapter.
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The Night Beyond the Tricornered Window ‒ Episode 10

The theme of this episode, if there is one, is that some people are just too awful to be saved, and nothing says that someone else wouldn't have risen up in Sensei's place to torment people.
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FuRyu's Monark RPG's Combat Trailer Previews Theme Song

Game launches on February 22 in N. America, February 25 in Europe ― NIS America began streaming an English combat trailer for publisher FuRyu and developer Lancarse's new game Monark on Tuesday. The video previews a theme song titled "Pleiades" by harusaruhi. The game will launch for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Nintendo Switch, and PC via Steam in North America on February 22 and in Europe on Febru...
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Irina: The Vampire Cosmonaut ‒ Episode 10

I swear I've learned more about Russian cuisine from this show than anything else. It's appropriate enough, I guess, given the heart of this show is about people learning more about each other, and themselves.
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New BEASTARS Logo Reveals Anime's 'Final Season'

2nd season debuted in January ― Studio Orange unveiled on Twitter on Wednesday the logo for the new arc of Paru Itagaki's BEASTARS manga, and it reveals that the arc will be a "Final Season." #BEASTARS is getting a new logo! There must be many questions but this is all we can reveal at the time. We hope everyone can join us for the show til the end. Follow us for future updates> Wolf faceRabbit faceD...
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Kaiju No. 8 GN 1

After months of people begging me to get into Kaiju No. 8 and me dragging my feet, I can definitely say: they were all right, I should have started reading ages ago. ― After months of people begging me to get into Kaiju No. 8 and me dragging my feet, I can definitely say that they were right – I should have started reading ages ago. Kaiju No. 8's opening volume provides a rock-solid setup. In many wa...
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The Great Jahy Will Not Be Defeated! ‒ Episode 18

Looks like we're out of the Jahy Slump, largely thanks to the most unfortunate yet best demon girl getting some souped up powers that allow her to finally take on Jahy.
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Gal*Gun: Double Peace Shooter Game Gets Switch Version

Game launches on March 17, 2022 ― Inti Creates International announced on Tuesday that it will release its Gal*Gun: Double Peace shooter game on Nintendo Switch on March 17, 2022. PQube will publish the game in North America and Europe. Inti Creates streamed an introduction trailer: The Switch version will feature English, Japanese, Traditional Chinese, and Korean language support. The game will also...
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Tales of Crestoria Smartphone Game Ends Service on February 7

Story may continue in other mediums ― Bandai Namco Entertainment announced on Tuesday that it is shutting down its Tales of Crestoria smartphone game for iOS and Android on February 7, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. JST because of the "inability to meet expectations" of harsh criticisms "expecting a higher quality of game." The main story will not continue in-game past the released Chapter 10, but the company is ...
ep. review

Restaurant to Another World Season 2 ‒ Episode 10

I've said before that one of the strengths of this series is in the way it captures slice of life, but in this episode in particular, it's the moment of devouring: when characters relish what I call The Bite™.
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Exclusive: Udon Ent. Licenses Yasuki Tanaka's Summertime Rendering Manga for Print

Suspense series to get new English translation, new lettering ― Udon Entertainment announced on Tuesday that it has licensed Yasuki Tanaka's Summertime Rendering manga for print. The company will begin publishing the manga next year. The release will feature a new English translation and new lettering. The manga will be the first Shonen Jump series that Udon Entertainment will publish. Udon Entertain...
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Yowamushi Pedal Anime Gets 5th Season in October 2022

New anime season is titled Yowamushi Pedal Limit Break ― The official Twitter account for the anime of Wataru Watanabe's Yowamushi Pedal manga announced on Wednesday that a fifth anime season titled Yowamushi Pedal Limit Break has been green-lit for an October 2022 premiere. The anime will air on NHK. The first season of the television anime premiered in 2013. The second season, titled Yowamushi Peda...
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The Faraway Paladin ‒ Episode 8

This is the episode that has fully sold me on Faraway Paladin. The elements here were all present before, and it's been a slow burn to get to this point, but it's paid off.
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Fuga: Melodies of Steel Game's Manga Launches

Metal Fight Beyblade's Takafumi Adachi draws manga ― Kadokawa's Famitsu.com site launched the first chapter of a manga adaptation of CyberConnect2's Fuga Melodies of Steel (Senjō no Fuga) game on Tuesday. Takafumi Adachi is drawing the manga, and the second chapter will debut on December 21. CyberConnect2 announced the manga on August 10. Fuga Melodies of Steel launched on July 29 for PlayStation 4, ...
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Takashi Murakami's Pino Manga Gets 'Special Epilogue' Chapter

Manga from author of Stargazing Dog ended on July 20 ― This year's 24th issue of Futabasha's Manga Action magazine announced on Tuesday that Takashi Murakami's Pino manga will have a "special epilogue" chapter in the magazine this coming spring. The manga's one compiled book volume will also ship in spring. The near-future sci-fi manga's story centers on Hana, a woman who works in a pharmaceutical co...
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Takeshi Fujishiro Ends RiriRe Customize Manga on January 3

Manga about modeler who works as armorsmith in fantasy world launched in July 2019 ― The latest chapter of Takeshi Fujishiro's RiriRe Customize - Modeler mo Isekai de Renkinjutsushi!? (Even a Modeler is an Alchemist in a Parallel World?!) manga revealed on Monday that the manga will end with its next chapter on January 3. The manga centers on Kyōya Sendō, a professional modeler. One day, a girl from ...
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Kichikujima Spinoff Manga Listed as Ending in 2nd Volume

2nd volume of Koi Suru Kichikujima high school romcom spinoff ships on January 14 ― Amazon is listing that the second volume of Masaya Hokazono and Ryū Horie's Koi Suru Kichikujima spinoff manga will be the manga's final volume. The second volume will ship on January 14, 2022. The manga is a school romantic comedy spinoff of Hokazono's Kichikujima manga. The manga casts the original manga's serial ki...
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Shirobako Blu-ray Giveaway

As a special treat in celebration of the release of the highly anticipated movie from the fan-favorite series Shirobako, Shout! Factory is giving away 1 Shirobako Movie Blu-ray to three lucky winners. ― As a special treat in celebration of the release of the highly anticipated movie from the fan-favorite series Shirobako, Shout! Factory is giving away 1 Shirobako Movie Blu-ray to three lucky winners....

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2nd Sumikko Gurashi Film Falls to #4, 'What Did You Eat Yesterday?' Stays at #6 at Box Office

SAO Progressive at #7, Mogura no Uta Final at #9, Aria the Benedizione opens at #10 Eiga Sumikko Gurashi: Aoi Tsukiyo no Mahō no Ko (The Magical Child of the Blue Moonlit Night), the second film in San-X's Sumikko Gurashi franchise, dropped from #3 to #4 in its fifth weekend. The film earned 74,030,720 yen (about US$651,900) from Friday to Sunday, and has earned a total of 951,869,980 yen (about US...
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Look Back, Umi ga Hashiru Endroll Manga Top Kono Manga ga Sugoi! 2022 Lists

Chainsaw Man author Fujimoto is 1st author to have work #1 in male reader list for 2 years in a row ― The 2022 edition of Takarajimasha's Kono Manga ga Sugoi! (This Manga Is Amazing!) guidebook revealed on Tuesday that Tatsuki Fujimoto's Look Back one-shot manga has topped the list for male readers, while John Tarachine's Umi ga Hashiru Endroll (The Seas Roll on the End Credits) manga topped the list...
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The Yakuza's Guide to Babysitting TV Anime Reveals Main Cast, Staff, 2022 Premiere

Yoshimasa Hosoya, Misaki Watada star in anime at studios feel, GAINA ― The official website for the television anime adaptation of Tsukiya's The Yakuza's Guide to Babysitting (Kumichō Musume to Seiwagakari) manga revealed on Tuesday that the anime will premiere in 2022. The website also revealed a visual and the show's main cast and staff. The show stars Yoshimasa Hosoya as Tooru Kirishima (left in a...
ep. review

One Piece ‒ Episode 1002

I can't say this one did much to hold my attention, and I definitely experienced a fair amount of Wano fatigue while watching.

Netflix, Wit Studio Reveal Bubble Anime Film by Attack on Titan's Tetsuro Araki

Debuts globally April 28 with script by Madoka Magica's Gen Urobuchi, designs by Death Note's Takeshi Obata ― Netflix unveiled a new original anime film by WIT Studio titled Bubble on Tuesday. The film will debut worldwide on Netflix on April 28 next year, and will open in Japanese theaters on May 13. Tetsuro Araki (Attack on Titan, Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress) is directing the film at WIT Studio, ...
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Lupin the 3rd Part 6 ‒ Episode 8

At last, a Jigen-focused episode! It's the first one of Part 6 since the sorta-premiere Episode 0, and does feel a bit overdue.
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Super Crooks ‒ Episodes 3-4

In its first couple of episodes, Super Crooks made it abundantly clear that plotting and dialogue are not its strong suits, so I was actually happy to see that “Man Mountain” and “The Praetorian” consist of pretty much nothing but action.
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2nd Demon Slayer Live-Action Ad Imagines If Talking Kasugai Crows Were Real

Ad debuted along with anime's Entertainment District arc on Sunday ― In September, the Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba series teamed up with Japanese mobile phone company au for an amusing live-action ad. A second television ad debuted on Sunday, this time imagining if the talking Kasugai Crow messengers existed in real life. The ad features returning performances by Ryunosuke Kamiki (your name.'s Tak...
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Blue Period ‒ Episode 8

It's hardly the centerpiece of the episode, but there is something really wrong with Yuka. It's the piece of this week's story that we get the fewest answers about – meaning that we get precisely zero.

Belle, Fortune Favors Lady Nikuko, Pompo the Cinephile, Poupelle of Chimney Town Confirmed Eligible for Oscars

Also: Josee, the Tiger and the Fish, The Laws of the Universe – The Age of Elohim, The Summit of the Gods ― The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced on Monday that the following anime films are eligible for consideration at the 94th annual Academy Awards: Mamoru Hosoda and Studio Chizu's Belle Studio 4°C's Fortune Favors Lady Nikuko based on Kanako Nishi's Gyokō no Nikuko-chan (Nikuk...
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Demon Slayer Tops Da Vinci Manga Ranking for 2nd Consecutive Year

Do not say mystery, One Piece, Jujutsu Kaisen, Golden Kamuy round out top 5 ― The January 2022 issue of Kadokawa Media Factory's book and manga news magazine Da Vinci unveiled its 21st annual "Book of the Year" lists on Monday. The magazine's comic rankings of the top 50 titles are: 1. Koyoharu Gotouge's Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba (Volumes 1-23) 2. Yumi Tamura's Do not say mystery (Volumes 1-9) 3...
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Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Entertainment District Arc ‒ Episode 1

I generally dislike using the word “filler” as a disparaging term, but man, how else do I describe it?
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Eiichiro Oda Explains Why He Doesn't Watch One Piece YouTubers

"Their predictions of future events can be completely on the mark, so I make sure not to watch them." One Piece manga creator Eiichiro Oda addressed the topic of One Piece YouTubers in a Q&A corner published in the manga's 101th compiled volume, which shipped in Japan on Friday. When asked if he watched analysis channels on YouTube, he responded: "I know of them, and I have seen some videos here an...
ep. review

86 Season 2 ‒ Episode 19

86 has returned from its second (but not last) week delay to finally deliver the episode we've all been waiting for.
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Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon - The Second Act ‒ Episode 10

I think what's so frustrating about Yashahime is that it's so horribly inconsistent. Or maybe it's consistently inconsistent, though that's not the kind of consistency I'm looking for in my anime.
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Gundam Hathaway Memes Top Gadget Tsūshin's 2021 Anime Buzzword Awards

Film inspired the "Mafty Meme" and a resurgence of Pumpkin Dance parodies ― Every popular anime leaves some kind of trace in Japan's internet culture landscape. Gadget Tsūshin's Anime Ryūkōgo Taishō's yearly list of the most popular anime-related buzzwords and fandom memes gave the Gold Prize to "Molcar" from Pui Pui Molcar and the "Mafty Meme" from the Mobile Suit Gundam Hathaway. What is the "Mafty...
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Komi Can't Communicate ‒ Episode 7

Komi Can't Communicate has finally established a regular, recurring cast who all speak to different social dynamics for Komi to interact with.
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Radiation House Manga Gets Live-Action Film

Film opens on April 29 ― Tomohiro Yokomaku and Taishi Mori's Radiation House manga is getting a live-action film that will open in Japan on April 29. Masayuki Suzuki, a director of the live-action series adaptation, is directing the film. Live-action series writer Haruka Ōkita is writing the film's script. Toho is distributing the film. The film will feature a returning cast from the live-action seri...
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The aquatope on white sand ‒ Episode 22

“Ready to Return”, continues the focus on Kukuru's grief, on the shape it's taken, and how she moves through it.
game review

Cupid Parasite

A game with this many strengths is easy to recommend, which is why it's unfortunate that the current game is ridden with typos, ill-fitting text, and the telltale signs of a hastily edited machine translation. Cupid Parasite opens with some of the trashiest male love interests you could possibly imagine. One guy is exclusively interested in meeting women who are already "taken." Another literally c...
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ADR Director, Writer, Producer Scott Page-Pagter Passes Away

Power Rangers director passed away due to cancer ― Actress Catherine Sutherland revealed on Instagram on Sunday that ADR director Scott Page-Pagter (pictured left on image) has passed away due to cancer. He was 52. Scott Page-Pagter was an ADR director for Mighty Morphin Power Rangers and Power Rangers Zeo. He served as a producer for numerous Power Rangers series and Beetleborgs. Page-Pagter was the...
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Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation 2nd Part ‒ Episode 21

Mushoku Tensei's second major turning point lives up to its foreshadowing while also subverting it at crucial points, making every second of this episode an "edge of your seat" moment.
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Birdie Wing Original Golf TV Anime's 1st Promo Video Reveals Additional Cast, Staff

Ami Koshimizu, Akira Sekine, Toru Furuya, Shūichi Ikeda join cast ― The official website for Birdie Wing -Golf Girls' Story-, Bandai Namco Pictures' new original golf television anime, unveiled on Monday additional cast, staff, and the first promotional video: The newly announced cast includes: Ami Koshimizu as Amane Shinjо̄ Akira Sekine as Lily Lipman Toru Furuya as Reiya Amuro Shūichi Ikeda as Leo ...
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Prison School's Akira Hiramoto Launches New Manga Next Year

Manga teased as "traditional romantic comedy" ― The January 2022 issue of Kodansha's Monthly Shonen Magazine revealed on Monday that manga creator Akira Hiramoto will launch a new as-yet untitled manga in the magazine in March 2022. The magazine teased the manga as a "traditional romantic comedy." Hiramoto most recently ended his RaW Hero manga (seen right) in August 2020. Hiramoto launched the manga...
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Shin Takahashi, Kosuke Hamada, Hiroshi Noda, More Launch New Manga in Big Comic Spirits

Masaru Miyazaki, Osamu Uoto also launch new manga ― The first 2022 issue of Shogakukan's Weekly Big Comic Spirits magazine revealed on Monday that the magazine will launch six new manga in upcoming issues. Kei Itoi's Otona no Zukan: Kaiteiban (debuts in in combined fourth/fifth issue on December 27) Kosuke Hamada's Le Cervin (debuts in sixth issue on January 8) Author Masaru Miyazaki and artist Osamu...
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Seraph of the End: Guren Ichinose - Catastrophe at 16 Manga Ends in 2 Chapters

Manga launched in 2017 ― The January 2022 issue of Kodansha's Monthly Shonen Magazine revealed on Monday that Yo Asami's Seraph of the End: Guren Ichinose - Catastrophe at 16 manga will end in two chapters. If there are no more delays, the manga will end in February. The manga had returned on Monday from a one-month hiatus due to Asami's poor health. The manga's 12th compiled book volume will be the ...
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Rumble Garanndoll Anime Reveals English Dub Cast

Lindsay Seidel, Nazeeh Tarsha star in dub premiering on Monday ― Funimation will begin streaming the English dub of the Rumble Garanndoll (Gyakuten Sekai no Denchi Shōjo: Rumble Garanndoll, literally, Turnabout World's Battery Girl) anime on Monday. The English dub cast includes: Lindsay Seidel as Rin Nazeeh Tarsha as Hosomichi Terri Doty as Misa Adam Gibbs as Akatsuki Brendan Blaber as Balzac Stephe...
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Dynasty Warriors 9 Empires Game Streams Gameplay Features Trailer

Koei Tecmo will release game in N. America, Europe on February 15 ― Koei Tecmo Games' American and European YouTube channels began streaming a gameplay features trailer for the Dynasty Warriors 9 Empires (Shin Sangoku Musō 8 Empires) game on Thursday. The game will launch in Japan on December 23. The game will also be available in Chinese on that date. The game will be available for PlayStation 5, Pl...
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Fate/stay night Unlimited Blade Works Manga Launches on December 26

Chrono Crusade's Daisuke Moriyama draws manga adaptation ― The January 2022 issue of Kadokawa's Monthly Comic Dengeki Daioh magazine revealed on November 27 that the previously announced manga adaptation of Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works by Daisuke Moriyama (World Embryo, Chrono Crusade) will launch in the magazine's next issue on December 25. The Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works anime ...
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Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid Game Streams Trailer

Scrolling shoot 'em up game will debut on PS4, Switch on March 24 ― Bushiroad began streaming a new trailer on Thursday for Kobayashi-san Chi no Maid Dragon Sakuretsu!! Chorogon Breath, the scrolling shoot 'em up game based on Coolkyoushinja's Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid (Kobayashi-san Chi no Maid Dragon) manga. The trailer celebrates the game now being available for pre-order. The game will debut f...
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The Ghibli Museum's Crowdfunding Campaign Now Accepts Overseas Donations

Campaign is open until January 31 ― The Ghibli Museum, the museum dedicated to the anime of Studio Ghibli, announced on Twitter on Wednesday that it is now accepting donations from international donors for its Furusato Choice crowdfunding campaign. As of press time, the campaign has raised 35,013,659 yen (about US$309,732) from 4,545 donors. The online donation portal for the crowdfunding campaign do...
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Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Entertainment District Arc Anime Reveals Cast for Tengen Uzui's Wives

Anime's 1st episode earns 9.2% rating ― The official website for the Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Entertainment District Arc anime revealed the cast members on Monday for Tengen Uzui's three wives. Shizuka Ishigami as Makio Nao Tōyama as Suma Atsumi Tanezaki as Hinatsuru The first episode of the anime earned a 9.2% rating in the Kanto region of Japan when it aired on Sunday. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu n...
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Guilty Gear -Strive- Game Teases 4th DLC Character Baiken

4th DLC character launches in late January 2022 with additional Battle Stage ― Arc System Works began streaming a teaser trailer for Baiken, the fourth DLC character for its Guilty Gear -Strive- fighting game, on Monday. The character will launch in late January 2022 with an additional Battle Stage. The game launched for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and PC on June 11, delayed from April 9. Arc Syste...
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Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade, 10 More Titles Win PlayStation Partner Awards 2021

Final Fantasy XIV, Mobile Suit Gundam: Battle Operation 2, 'NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139…,' Tales of Arise also win Partner Award ― Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) streamed a video revealing the winners of the PlayStation Partner Awards 2021 on Thursday and Friday. The winners of the PlayStation Partner Awards 2021 are as follows: Partner Award Awarded to games developed in Japan and Asia wi...
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Adventure TV Anime Orient Reveals New Promo Video, January 5 Debut

Da-iCE performs opening theme song ― The official website for the television anime of Shinobu Ohtaka's Orient manga began streaming a new promotional video for the anime on Monday. The video reveals that Da-iCE will perform the opening theme song "Break Out." The video also reveals that the show will premiere in Japan on January 5. Crunchyroll will stream the anime. The company debuted the anime on N...
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Excel Saga Manga Gets 25th Anniversary 1-Shot Chapter

60-page chapter debuts on December 28 ― The January 2022 issue of Shonengahosha's Young King Ours magazine revealed on November 30 that Koushi Rikudou will publish a new 60-page one-shot chapter for his Excel Saga manga in the magazine's next issue on December 28 to celebrate the manga's 25th anniversary. The chapter will have a color opening page, and the manga will feature on the issue's front cove...
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O-Parts Hunter's Seishi Kishimoto Launches New Monster Life and the Earth Manga

Manga about doctor for monsters celebrates Manga Box app's 8th anniversary ― Manga creator Seishi Kishimoto launched his Monster Life and the Earth (Monster no Isha) manga on DeNA's Manga Box app on Monday to celebrate the app's eighth anniversary. The manga is set in a dangerous world, and centers on a doctor who heals monsters of sickness and injuries. When Manga Box announced the manga in January ...

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My Hero Academia The Movie: World Heroes' Mission BD/DVD in Japan Adds 'Tabidachi' Anime Special

Bonus extra based on "No.XXX Hawks: SOOTHE" theater giveaway manga ― The staff for My Hero Academia The Movie: World Heroes' Mission, the third anime film in the My Hero Academia franchise, announced on Monday that the "Plus Ultra" version of the film's Blu-ray Disc and DVD release in Japan will include the "Tabidachi" (Depature) anime, an adaptation of the "No.XXX Hawks: SOOTHE" manga, as a bonus ex...
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She Professed Herself Pupil of the Wise Man Anime's Video Reveals More Cast, January 11 Debut

Yui Horie, Ayane Sakura, Isao Sasaki join cast ― The official website for the television anime of Hirotsugu Ryusen's She Professed Herself Pupil of the Wise Man (Kenja no Deshi o Nanoru Kenja) light novel series unveiled the fourth promotional video and fourth key visual for the anime on Monday. The video previews the anime's ending theme song "Ambitious" by Erabareshi, reveals the anime's January 11...
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Ascendance of a Bookworm Season 3 Premieres in April

― The official website for the Ascendance of a Bookworm television anime unveiled a new visual and the April 2022 premiere date for the anime's third season on Monday. The anime will run on Tokyo MX, BS Fuji, and other channels. Haruka Matsunae joins as a third character designer for the anime alongside returning designers Toshihisa Kaiya and Yoshiaki Yanagida. Noriko Otake joins as chief animation ...
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The Deer King Film's 2nd Trailer Announces Rescheduled February 4 Opening

I.G film of Moribito author's novels was slated for September 2020, then September 2021 ― The official website for Shika no Ō: Yuna to Yakusoku no Tabi (The Deer King: The Promised Journey With Yuna), the anime film of Nahoko Uehashi's Shika no Ō (The Deer King) medical fantasy novel series, announced on Monday that the film has been rescheduled to February 4, 2022. It also posted the film's second f...
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Live-Action xxxHOLiC Film's Teaser Unveils More Cast, Composer

Daoko, Serena Motola play Maru, Moro with Keiichirō Shibuya scoring music ― The staff for Shochiku and Asmik Ace's live-action film of CLAMP's xxxHOLiC manga debuted the film's teaser trailer on Monday. The teaser announces more of the film's cast members and the composer. The film's director Mika Ninagawa, an acclaimed photographer before she delved into feature films, personally shot the following ...
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Hiyon Katsuragi, Reiji Kaitō's Gundam Valpurgis Manga Ends in 9th Volume 

Manga taking place in UC 0089 launched in August 2017 ― The eighth compiled volume of Hiyon Katsuragi and Reiji Kaitō's Mobile Suit Gundam Valpurgis manga revealed on November 26 that the manga will end in its ninth volume. The story takes place in Universal Century 0089. Kadokawa describes the manga's protagonist Mashiro Oaks as a high school student on Side 2 Colony "Olympus." He gets the high scor...
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School Library Journal Names Top 10 Manga in 2021

Eizouken, Mao, Kaiju No. 8, Boys Run the Riot, Adachi and Shimamura, more make list ― The School Library Journal — a frequently referenced source of information for elementary, junior high, and high school librarians — released its Top 10 Manga of 2021 list on Wednesday. The list, which has no numerical order, includes: Keito Gaku's Boys Run the Riot volume 1 Hitoma Iruma and Moke Yuzuhara's Adachi a...
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Red Flowers GN

The peace and solitude of rural spaces is a persistent theme throughout the book, and there is something that feels a bit idealized about that, making it clear that the stories were written by someone who had lived more urban than rural for most of their life. ― The second of seven projected volumes collecting the works of famed GARO mangaka Yoshiharu Tsuge, Red Flowers contains stories from 1967-68....
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Demon Slayer Complete Box Set Ranks #3 on U.S. Monthly Bookscan November List

Attack on Titan, My Hero Academia, Chainsaw Man, Jujutsu Kaisen, Toilet-Bound Hanako-kun, Death Note, Berserk also rank in top 20 ― Koyoharu Gotouge's Demon Slayer Complete Box Set ranked at #3 on NPD BookScan's Top 20 adult graphic novels list for November. This month's list featured 16 other manga volumes, including: #4 — Hajime Isayama's Attack on Titan volume 34 #5 — Kōhei Horikoshi's My Hero Aca...
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Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood's Yasuhiro Irie, Studio 3Hz Unveil Healer Girl Anime's Opening, Song Artists, Spring 2022 Debut

Akane Kumada, Carin Isobe, Marina Horiuchi, Chihaya Yoshitake sing as 'Healer Girls' ― The official website for Healer Girl, "a bold, new form of musical healing animation" from Studio 3Hz, posted on Sunday the television anime's opening animation, theme song artists, and Spring 2022 premiere. The animation sequence features the opening theme song "Feel You, Heal You" by the anime's own voice actress...

Golden Kamuy Anime Gets 4th Season With New Staff, Studio

Show's 3rd season premiered in October 2020 ― A special event for the Golden Kamuy franchise announced on Sunday that the anime is getting a fourth season. Brains Base will animate the new season instead of Geno Studio. Shizutaka Sugahara (D-Frag!) is the chief director, replacing director Hitoshi Nanba. Noboru Takagi is returning to oversee the series scripts. Takumi Yamakawa is the new character de...
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RetroCrush Adds Ninja Scroll: The Series, Saiyuki Reload, 3 More Anime

Service also adds Ninja Senshi Tobikage, Magical Emi: Semishigure, "Magical Emi, the Magic Star" ― Digital Media Rights announced on Thursday the new titles that will stream on its RetroCrush streaming service in December. The titles include: Ninja Scroll: The Series - December 3 Saiyuki Reload - December 10 Ninja Senshi Tobikage - December 17 Magical Emi, the Magic Star - December 22 Magical Emi: Se...
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Yumi Tamura's Basara Manga Gets New Stage Play in Tokyo in January

Manga previously inspired stage plays in 2012, 2014, 2019 ― Office Endless announced on Saturday that it is producing a stage play adaptation of Yumi Tamura's Basara manga. The play will run at Tokyo's Theater Sun Mall from January 13-23. Yūki Kubota is directing the play and Kōtarō Yoshitani and Naoyoshi Okumura are writing the script. The play stars: Shuri Tanaka as Sarasa Yūya Uno as Shuri Tetsuya...
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Bloomberg Report: Sony to Launch New Service for PlayStation in Spring 2022 Rivaling Microsoft's Xbox Game Pass

Report: New subscription service to allow users to pay monthly fee to access catalog of modern, classic games ― The Bloomberg news website reported on Friday that Sony is planning to launch a new service in spring 2022 that would rival Microsoft's Xbox Game Pass service. According to the report, the service would be available for both PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5, and would allow users to pay a mo...
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Neko Works Reveals New Nekopara Title, Game Franchise's 5 Million Sales Worldwide

New work titled Nekopara After La Vraie Famille ― Neko Works announced on November 29 that it is developing a new title in the Nekopara game franchise titled Nekopara After La Vraie Famille. The company also revealed that the game franchise has sold more than 5 million copies worldwide. Sekai Project released the Nekopara Vol. 1 visual novel on PC via Steam in December 2014. The company also released...
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Washington Post: Man With Omicron Variant Went to Anime NYC With 35 Friends — Half Also Diagnosed With COVID-19

It is unknown now if friends who tested positive have Omicron variant The Washington Post newspaper reported on Friday that the Minnesota man who was diagnosed with the Omicron variant of COVID-19 had met up with about 35 friends at the Anime NYC convention, and "about half" of them have tested positive for COVID-19. The Washington Post stated that the friends traveled to the event from a variety o...

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Fanfare of Adolescence Anime Casts Toshiyuki Toyonaga

Toyonaga plays 16-year-old horse racing academy student with strong sense of responsibilty ― Aniplex revealed a new cast member on Sunday for its original television anime Fanfare of Adolescence (Gunjō no Fanfare). Toshiyuki Toyonaga will play the character Hayato Hosho. Hayato is a 16-year-old boy from Hokkaido, and he attends the horse racing academy. He won a horse riding tournament in elementary ...
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Harem Marriage Live-Action Series Casts Nana Asakawa

Asakawa plays 2nd wife Madoka Date in series premiering in January ― Japan's ABC television channel announced on Thursday that the live-action series adaptation of Non's Harem Marriage (Hare Kon.) manga has cast Nana Asakawa as Madoka Date. Madoka is Ryūnosuke's second wife and she single-handedly manages the family's finances. The series will air on ABC in January 2022. The show stars Haruka Shimaza...
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Final Fantasy XIV Game Has 25 Million Registered Accounts

― Square Enix announced on Thursday that its Final Fantasy XIV game has 25 million registered accounts worldwide. The game's "Endwalker" expansion will release on December 7. Those with Early Access to the new expansion gained access on Friday. Square Enix released Final Fantasy XIV Online for personal computers in September 2010. After criticism from fans, the company revealed an updated version of...
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Adventure TV Anime Orient's Cast Member Wataru Hatano Also Sings Its Ending Theme

Hatano voices Kosameda Bushi leader Hideo Kosameda, sings "Naniiro" for January anime ― Wataru Hatano, the voice of Kosameda Bushi leader Hideo Kosameda in the television anime of Shinobu Ohtaka's Orient manga, is singing the anime's ending theme song "Naniiro." The song will be the title track on Hatano's 12th single, which will debut on February 23. Hatano will also preview the song in a performanc...
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Saga of Tanya the Evil Smartphone Game Ends Service in January

Yōjo Senki - Madōshi Kaku Tatakaeri launched in December 2020 ― The official Twitter account for the Yōjo Senki - Madōshi Kaku Tatakaeri (Saga of Tanya the Evil - Thus the Mages Did Clash) smartphone game based on Carlo Zen and Shinobu Shinotsuki's Saga of Tanya the Evil (Yōjo Senki) novel series announced on Thursday that the game will end service on January 17. Yōjo Senki - Madōshi Kaku Tatakaeri l...
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Classroom of the Elite: Year 2 Novels Get Manga on December 25

Shia Sasane draws manga of sequel novel series ― The January 2022 issue of Kadokawa's Monthly Comic Alive magazine revealed on November 27 that Syougo Kinugasa's Classroom of the Elite: Year 2 (Yōkoso Jitsuryoku Shijō Shugi no Kyōshitsu e: 2-nen Sei Hen) light novels are inspiring a manga adaptation by Shia Sasane that will launch in the magazine's next issue on December 25. Classroom of the Elite: Y...
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Appare-Ranman! Manga Ends on January 4

2nd, 3rd volumes ship before final chapter on December 28 ― The January 2022 issue of Kadokawa's Young Ace magazine revealed on Friday that Ahndongshik's manga adaptation of P.A. Works' original television anime Appare-Ranman! will end in the magazine's next issue on January 4. However, the manga's second and third volumes, the final volumes of the manga, will both ship on December 28, earlier than t...
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A Man and His Cat GN 4

A Man and His Cat is one of those series where you can judge how effective it is by how many times each volume puts you on the verge of tears. ― A Man and His Cat is one of those series where you can judge how effective it is by how many times each volume puts you on the verge of tears. They aren't always sad tears, although this book definitely has a few of those moments; rather, they're sometimes t...
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Jujutsu Kaisen 0 Anime Film Offers 'Vol. 0.5' Booklet, Midnight Screenings

Booklet includes exclusive 9-page manga, original manga thumbnails, designs, more ― A live-streamed special for the Gekijō-ban Jujutsu Kaisen 0 (Jujutsu Kaisen 0 the Movie) film announced on Saturday that the film's audience members will each receive a "Jujutsu Kaisen #0.5 Tokyo Prefectural Jujutsu High School" booklet, while supplies last. Theaters will distribute 5 million booklets. The booklet wil...

VTuber Kizuna Ai Goes on Indefinite Hiatus Next February

Videos to be archived during hiatus, intended for update to further develop her ― Popular virtual YouTuber (VTuber) Kizuna Ai will go on indefinite hiatus after her online "Kizuna Ai The Last Live 'hello, world 2022'" concert on February 26. The announcement posted in Japanese, English, and Chinese on Saturday cited an update to "future activities with the goal of further developing Kizuna Ai" as the...
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Aharen-san wa Hakarenai Romantic Comedy Anime Casts M.A.O, Kana Hanazawa

Inori Minase, Takuma Terashima also star in April anime from Felix Film, bilibili ― The official website for the television anime of Asato Mizu's Aharen-san wa Hakarenai (Aharen Is Indecipherable) romantic comedy manga series posted two more cast members and the first key visual on Saturday. The new cast members are: M.A.O as Mitsuki Ōshiro (left in image below), Aharen's childhood friend Kana Hanaza...
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My Dress-Up Darling Anime's 2nd Video Unveils Song Artists, January 8 Debut

Band Spira Spica, singer Akari Akase perform theme songs ― The staff for the television anime of Shinichi Fukuda's My Dress-Up Darling (Sono Bisque Doll wa Koi wo Suru) manga unveiled the anime's second promotional video and second key visual on Saturday. The video announces and previews the opening theme song "Sansan Days" (Sun-Drenched Days) by the band Spira Spica, and the website announces that t...
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Japanese Animation TV Ranking, November 22-28

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Mugen Train Arc final episode earns 6.5% ― This week's episode of Nippon Chinmotsu - Kibō no Hito (Japan Sinks - People of Hope), a new live-action version of Sakyo Komatsu's Japan Sinks (Nihon Chinmotsu) science-fiction novel, aired on TBS on Sunday, November 28 at 9:00 p.m., and it earned a 15.4% rating. The latest episode of Radiation House 2, the second season live-...
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Japan's Video Game Rankings, November 22-28

Pokémon Brilliant Diamond/Pokémon Shining Pearl stays at #1 for 2nd week ― Japan's Game Ranking: November 22-28 Rank System Title Publisher Release Date Weekly Copies Total Copies 1NSwPokémon Brilliant Diamond and Pokémon Shining Pearl Nintendo November 19 355,046 1,750,688 2NSwMario Party Superstars Nintendo October 29 35,012 364,509 3NSwPower Pro Kun Pocket R Konami November 25 23,360 23,360 4NSwAn...
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Another Eden Smartphone Game Transcends Space-Time With Chrono Cross Crossover

Both games are written by Chrono Trigger's Masato Katō ― Wright Flyer Studios (WFS) announced at its Another Eden Crossover Announcement Livestream on Saturday that the Another Eden: The Cat Beyond Time and Space smartphone game will hold a crossover event with Square Enix's classic Chrono Cross role-playing game, starting from December 9. WFS released two trailers for the collaboration, including a ...
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Bloomberg: Dark Horse 'Weighs Options That Could Include Sale'

― The Bloomberg news website reported on Wednesday that North American comic book and manga publisher Dark Horse Comics is "working with an adviser to weigh options that could include a sale." Bloomberg said its reporting was according to "people familiar with the matter," and added it could not reach a Dark Horse representative for comment. Bloomberg mentioned the situation in an article about a cu...
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The irregular at magic high school: Reminiscence Arc Anime Special's Promo Video Reveals December 31 Airing

Kairi Yagi performs theme song ― The official website for the Mahōka Kōkō no Rettōsei: Tsuioku-hen (The irregular at magic high school: Reminiscence Arc) anime revealed on Saturday that the anime will air on December 31 at 11:57 p.m. as a New Year's special. The airing will also feature a New Year's celebration video. The site also began streaming a promotional video, and also revealed that Kairi Yag...

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Shadows House Manga Goes on Hiatus Again

Manga returns on January 6 ― This year's first 2022 issue of Shueisha's Weekly Young Jump announced on Thursday that So-ma-to's Shadows House manga will go on hiatus until the magazine's combined sixth and seventh issue, which ships on January 6. The manga inspired a television anime that premiered in Japan on April 10. Funimation streamed the anime as it aired in Japan, and it is also streaming an E...
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Yūji Moritaka, Keiji Adachi Launch Gurazeni Dai League-hen Baseball Manga

Shо̄wa no Gurazeni manga's part 1 ends, part 2 starts in March ― The first 2022 issue of Kodansha's Morning magazine revealed on Thursday that Yūji Moritaka and Keiji Adachi will launch Gurazeni Dai League-hen (Gurazeni Big League Arc), a new story in their Gurazeni manga, in the magazine's next issue on December 9. In the new story, Natsunosuke Bonda heads to America to join Major League Baseball's ...
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Lupin III Isekai Spinoff Manga's 1st Season Ends, 2nd Season Debuts on February 24

Lupin III: Neighbor World Princess manga launched on August 26 ― The first 2022 issue of Akita Shoten's Weekly Shonen Champion magazine published the final chapter in "Season 1" of Yōsuke Saeki and Keyaki Uchi-uchi's Lupin III: Neighbor World Princess spinoff manga on Thursday. "Season 2" of the manga will launch in next year's 13th issue on February 24. The manga's first compiled book volume will sh...
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Love and Lies Manga Returns From Hiatus, Ends With 12th Volume on January 7 (Updated)

Manga will have 2 endings for Misaki, Ririna ― The official Twitter account for Musawo's Love and Lies manga revealed on Wednesday that the manga will resume with its final arc on December 5. The new MangaBox serialization of the manga will have a "rearranged" story from the 265th chapter, and it will then move on to the manga's previously announced two separate endings (the manga will have a "marryi...

.hack//G.U. Last Recode HD Remaster Collection Gets Switch Release in March

15th anniversary franchise compilation launched for PC in 2017 ― Bandai Namco Entertainment announced on Friday that it will release CyberConnect2's .hack//G.U. Last Recode HD remaster of the .hack//G.U. games on the Nintendo Switch worldwide on March 10, 2022. The compilation launched on PC via Steam in November 2017 worldwide. The game also had a physical release for PlayStation 4. The release incl...
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This Week in Games - Save it for a Rainy Day

Heidi has the latest on Spike Chunsoft and Kazutaka Kodaka's new title, plus those of you holding out for the Dragon Maid game might want to temper your expectations. ― December has officially begun, and that means it's CRIMMASTIME! It's time to get in the mood for joy, holiday cheer, gifts, and hoarding currency in your gacha game of choice to pull those elusive, exclusive Christmas units. It's also...
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Mobile Suit Gundam Arsenal Base Arcade Card Game Unveils Videos, Early Spring 2022 Release

Season:01 includes Gundam Seed, Gundam UC, Iron-Blooded Orphans, more series ― The official Twitter account for Mobile Suit Gundam Arsenal Base, the new real-time strategy arcade card game in the Mobile Suit Gundam series, announced on Thursday that the game will launch in early spring 2022. The account also streamed a couple of videos and unveiled a visual: 【参戦MS紹介】 #アーセナルベース < season:01 >に参戦するモビルスー...
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The Quintessential Quintuplets Inspire Life-Sized Acrylic Stands

Each girl is depicted reading a book, making them ideal companions for book-loving otaku The Quintessential Quintuplets girls are getting their own life-sized acrylic stands. Each girl is depicted reading a book, making them ideal companions for book-loving otaku. Each stand is 170 centimeters tall and costs 181,500 yen (approximately US$1,600). Each purchase will come with an acrylic holder novelt...
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Ranking of Kings ‒ Episode 8

What is this guy doing?! He got his turn to be big king on campus and now he's destroying everyone's lives, including his kids' own.

Gundam: Hathaway Producer: 2nd Film May Not Open Before 2024

Film's next stage is Australia ― Shukou Murase, the director of the Mobile Suit Gundam: Hathaway (Kidō Senshi Gundam: Senkō no Hathaway) anime project teased during the first film's 4K UHD Blu-ray Disc release event on Thursday that the second film may not open before 2024, the year of the next Summer Olympic Games, at least. The film's producer Naohiro Ogata revealed that the next stage of the film ...
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The Case Study of Vanitas Anime's 2nd Part Premieres on January 14

The official Twitter account for BONES' anime of Jun Mochizuki's The Case Study of Vanitas (Vanitas no Carte) manga announced on Friday that the anime's second part will premiere on Tokyo MX, Tochigi TV, Gunma TV, and BS11 on January 14 at 12:00 a.m. JST (effectively, January 15). The show will then run on other channels. The anime's staff will announce new details about the anime's second part on...
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Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba's Inosuke Will Cover Your Ass

With the character inspiring a pair of shorts, Inosuke can now literally cover your behind. Hey, that's what friends are for, right? Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba's Inosuke is a reliable ally to Tanjirо̄ in a jam, and he can do the same for you with this latest piece of merch. With the character inspiring a pair of shorts, Inosuke can now literally cover your behind. Hey, that's what friends are f...
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Grisaia: Phantom Trigger Game's 8th, Final Volume Launches for PC on February 25

Character designer Akio Watanabe illustrates new key visual ― The official website for Frontwing's Grisaia: Phantom Trigger game revealed on Friday that the series' eighth and final volume will launch for PC on February 25. The website also unveiled a new key visual by character designer Akio Watanabe. Reservations for the game's special edition will also include special colored paper with an illustr...
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Platinum End ‒ Episodes 8-9

I forgot this show's default brand of tragedy is so clumsy and heartless that it turns into unintentional comedy. But here we are with our newest antagonist being the god damn Ugly Barnacle. Amazing.
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Animate's Ikebukuro Shop Expands to Be 'World's Biggest Anime Shop'

Store has grand reopening in spring 2023 ― Japanese store chain Animate announced on Friday that its main Ikebukuro store will expand to become the "world's biggest anime shop." The expanded store will have its grand reopening in spring 2023, which is also Animate's 40th anniversary. The new expansion will be built at the site of the former Ikebukuro Public Health Center, and it will be integrated wi...
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Sakugan ‒ Episodes 8-9

You know, it figures right when personal circumstances make me skip a week, that Sakugan delivers easily its best episode since its premiere.

Live-Action Mega Man Directors' Studio Lists Netflix on Film

Supermarché production company plans video game movie with writer Mattson Tomlin ― Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman, writers and directors for the planned live-action film project of CAPCOM's Mega Man game franchise, list on their production company Supermarché's website that the movie is "in the works" for Netflix. The entertainment news source The Hollywood Reporter reported in January 2020 that scri...
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Neko de Yokereba Cat Manga Gets Net Anime

Story about talking cat who listens to others debuted on Friday ― Home-sha began streaming on Friday on YouTube the first short of a new net anime based on Rie Yamamoto's Neko de Yokereba cat manga. There will be five episodes, each based on a well-received manga story. The story follows a talking cat with a Kansai dialect. The cat opens a store where he consults and listens to humans' worries and fe...
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Doraemon's 50th Anniversary Commemorated With Giant Bronze Statue in Shibuya

"Doraemon: Door to the Future" monument was unveiled in Miyashita Park on Wednesday ― Fujiko F. Fujio's original Doraemon manga commemorated its 50th anniversary on Wednesday with the unveiling of a giant bronze statue in Shibuya's Miyashita Park. The "Doraemon: Door to the Future" monument depicts Doraemon and Nobita alongside seven classic Doraemon gadgets, most prominently the Anywhere Door. The s...

My Isekai Life Anime's Teaser Reveals Main Cast

Chiaki Kobayashi, Azumi Waki, Wataru Takagi star in 2022 anime ― The official website for the television anime of Shinkoshoto's Tensei Kenja no Isekai Life ~Daini no Shokugyō o Ete, Sekai Saikyō ni Narimashita~ (The Reincarnated Sage's Alternate World Life: I Got a Second Profession, and Became the Most Powerful in the World) light novel series began streaming a teaser trailer for the anime on Friday...
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Legend of the Galactic Heroes: Die Neue These Unveils New Teaser, Yūto Uemura as Müller

Teaser highlights Iserlohn Fortress, Geiersburg Fortress battle ― The official website for Legend of the Galactic Heroes: Die Neue These, the new anime of Yoshiki Tanaka's epic science fiction novels Legend of the Galactic Heroes, began streaming a new teaser trailer for the third season of the anime on Friday. The video highlights the coming epic battle between the Alliance's Iserlohn Fortress and t...

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JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Part 6: Stone Ocean Is #1 on Netflix Japan, #6 in U.S.

― The official Twitter account for the anime series of Hirohiko Araki's JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Stone Ocean manga reported on Friday that the anime is currently the most watched overall title on Netflix in Japan, and is also the sixth most watched overall title on Netflix in the United States. Netflix debuted 12 episodes of the anime globally on Wednesday. The series will air on television in Japa...
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Akebi's Sailor Uniform Anime Unveils 2nd Visual, January 8 Premiere

CloverWorks animates youth series set in prestigious girls middle school ― The official website for the television anime of HIRO's Akebi's Sailor Uniform (Akebi-chan no Sailor Fuku) manga revealed its second key visual and the January 8 premiere date for the anime on Friday. The anime will premiere on January 8 on Tokyo MX, Gunma TV, Tochigi TV, BS11, and MBS, and will premiere on January 9 on BS Asa...
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Requiem of the Rose King Anime's Video Reveals More Cast, Opening Song,

Riho Sugiyama, Aoi Yūki join cast as Duke of Buckingham, Joan of Arc in January anime ― The official website for the television anime of Aya Kanno's Requiem of the Rose King (Bara-Ō no Sōretsu) manga began streaming a new promotional video for the anime on Friday. The video reveals two new cast members, and also previews the anime's opening theme song "Ware, Bara ni Insu" (I'm Obssessed With Roses) b...
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Teikō Penguin Web Anime Gets TV Anime on January 5

Anime adapts Torinosasami's manga about penguin's troubles in abusive company ― Animation studio Plott announced on Friday that its web anime of Torinosasami.'s Teikō Penguin manga is itself inspiring a television anime that will premiere on TV Tokyo and its affiliates on January 5. The television anime will run within TV Tokyo's children's program Kinder TV. The manga centers on a penguin who works ...
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25th Detective Conan Film's Teaser Hints at Conan, Rei Furuya's Confrontation

Film opens on April 15, features police academy characters ― The official website for Detective Conan: The Bride of Halloween (Meitantei Conan: Halloween no Hanayome), the 25th anime film in the Detective Conan franchise, began streaming a teaser trailer for the film on Friday. The teaser hints at a confrontation between Conan and Rei Furuya. The film will open in Japan on April 15, 2022. Susumu Mits...
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Yurukill: The Calumniation Games Debuts in Japan on April 14

NIS America also plans Western release of game in spring 2022 ― IzanagiGames announced on Wednesday that it will release G.Rev's Yurukill: The Calumniation Games in Japan on April 14, 2022 for the PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, and Nintendo Switch. IzanagiGames did not announce a release date for the game's Steam version for PC. The game has adventure and shoot 'em up elements, and will feature online...
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Demon Gaze Extra Game Delayed in the West to January 6

Game will release for U.S., Europe for PS4, Switch ― Clouded Leopard Entertainment announced on Thursday that its release of Demon Gaze Extra, the new version of Kadokawa Games and experience inc.'s Demon Gaze game, is now slated for January 6, 2022. The release was previously slated for December 9. The release is slated for the United States and Europe for the PlayStation 4 and Switch. The game will...
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ASMR Anime '180-Byō de Kimi no Mimi o Shiawase ni Dekiru ka?' Launches BD/DVD Crowdfunding

BD/DVD scheduled to ship to backers on March 18 ― The staff for the original ASMR-themed television anime 180-Byō de Kimi no Mimi o Shiawase ni Dekiru ka? (Can I Make Your Ears Happy in 180 Seconds?) launched a crowdfunding campaign for a Blu-ray Disc/DVD release of the anime on Thursday. The home video release will not be available for general sale. The campaign will run until January 31 at 11:59 p....
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Milky Holmes Voice Actress Izumi Kitta Announces Marriage to Italian Man

The two met during Kitta's study abroad in Great Britain ― Voice actress Izumi Kitta announced on her blog on Saturday that she has gotten married to an Italian man she met in London on her study abroad trip to Great Britain. "Today, November 27, is my birthday. I got married," she wrote. "My partner is an Italian man I met in London while studying abroad. I want to keep powering up and performing wo...
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Digimon Ghost Game ‒ Episode 8

This time Digimon Ghost Game is tapping into The Fast and the Furious with a Digimon focused on being the fastest and the strongest (if only she knew that the real secret was family).
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Netflix Streams More Episodes of New Shaman King Anime on December 9

English-subtitled trailer streamed ― Netflix posted on Twitter on Thursday an English-subtitled trailer for the new television anime of Hiroyuki Takei's Shaman King manga, and it confirms that the second set of episodes will begin streaming on the service on December 9. 7 DAYS until... 🗡 #SHAMANKING Season 1 Part 2 🗡 …en 7 DÍAS(@NetflixAnime)December 2 The new Shaman King anime premiered on April 1 a...
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My Senpai Is Annoying ‒ Episode 8

After the crazy hectic week I just had, this felt like the perfect episode to re-instill my faith in humanity.
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Extreme Baseball Anime Tribe Nine's Video Reveals, Previews MIYAVI's Opening Theme Song

2nd video previews ending theme by Void_Chords feat. LIO ― The official website for Akatsuki and Too Kyo Games' new Tribe Nine project revealed on Thursday that MIYAVI will perform the opening theme song "Strike it Out." The website streamed videos for the opening theme and the ending theme "Infocus" by Void_Chords feat. LIO. Opening Theme: "Strike it Out" by MIYAVI Ending Theme: "Infocus" by Void_Ch...
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World Trigger 3rd Season Anime Reveals 4 More Cast Members

Nobuyuki Hiyama, Ryou Hirohashi, Kent Itō, Arisa Sekine join cast ― The staff for the third season of the World Trigger anime revealed four new cast members for the Yuba Squad on Thursday. The newly announced cast members include: Nobuyuki Hiyama as Takuma Yuba Ryou Hirohashi as Yukari Obishima Kent Itō as Kazuto Tonо̄ka Arisa Sekine as Nono Fujimaru The third season premiered on October 9 on TV Asah...
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Deca-Dence Designer Hiromatsu Shu Directs Lavish OP For Spare Me, Great Lord! Chinese Animated Series

Tencent Video will stream series in China from December 3 ― Deca-Dence designer Hiromatsu Shu directed the stylish opening animation for the Spare Me, Great Lord! Chinese animated series. Big Firebird Cultural Media Animation posted the sequence on its Twitter account on Thursday. #大王饶命动画 片头曲《不好惹》震撼发布!感谢op导演@Hiromatsu1988 以及幕后制作人员的爆肝付出,如果能得到大家的喜欢就太好了。灵气复苏的时代,和自己在乎的人一起变强吧!12月3日起,每周五12点腾讯视频独家播出!#大火鳥文化 ...
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The World's Finest Assassin ‒ Episode 9

While this episode is the story of Lugh's first solo assassination, it's also a series of solidly built character pieces exploring the women in Lugh's life.
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Trio Ōhashi Perform Theme Song for Fruits Basket -prelude- Anime Compilation Film

Character visuals for Kyoko, Katsuya unveiled ― The official website for the new anime of Natsuki Takaya's Fruits Basket manga announced on Thursday that Trio Ōhashi will perform the theme song "Niji to Kaito" (Rainbow and Kite) for the Fruits Basket -prelude- compilation film. The website also unveiled character visuals for Kyoko Honda (voiced by Miyuki Sawashiro) and Katsuya Honda, voiced by Yoshim...
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Banished From The Heroes' Party ‒ Episode 9

Ruti, free from the Hero's Blessing, is cute, earnest, and completely amoral. Now, that's not to say she is evil—she's not.
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The Winter 2021 Manga Guide

More reviewers and more manga are her for the guide's big return for winter! We'll have new books every week. Today: The Eminence in Shadow, Young Ladies Don't Play Fighting Games, Reborn as a Barrier Master, and more! ― Welcome to Anime News Network's Winter 2021 Manga Guide! You may have seen one of our seasonal Anime Preview Guides, where a team of critics writes up each new anime television prem...

Man Diagnosed With Omicron Variant of COVID-19 Attended Anime NYC (Updated)

NY governor urges attendees to get tested ― White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki announced on Thursday that an adult male from Hennepin County, Minnesota tested positive for the Omicron variant of the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19), and she reported that he had attended the Anime NYC event at New York City's Javits Center between November 19 and 21. The male had been vaccinated for COVID-19. He ...
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Muv-Luv Alternative ‒ Episode 9

At least one pleasant side-effect of the massive mess of info dumped at our feet for this coup plot in last week's episode of Muv-Luv Alternative is that they can basically hit the ground running in this one.
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Cryptic Promo Video Reveals New Anime by Revue Starlight Director Tomohiro Furukawa

Untitled work teases phrase "Love Cobra" ― Pony Canyon began streaming a promotional video for a new anime by director Tomohiro Furukawa (Revue Starlight) on Thursday. Mystery novelist Yūki Shasendō is writing the script. The promotional video lists the anime as "Title Mitei Sakuhin" (Untitled Project). The anime's official Twitter account @lovecobralove lists a provisional hashtag of #ラブコブラ, which t...
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2-Episode Moriarty the Patriot Original Video Anime Launches on April 27

Anime-original episode screens early on March 5 ― The official website for the television anime of Ryōsuke Takeuchi and Hikaru Miyoshi's Moriarty the Patriot (Yūkoku no Moriarty) manga announced on Friday that the two-episode original video anime (OVA) project will launch on Blu-ray Disc and DVD in Japan on April 27. The first episode "Yuri no Tsuioku" (Recollection of Lily) is an anime-original stor...
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Manga Artist Keiko Takemiya Draws Stained-Glass Window Art For Hometown Airport

Drawing depict Tokushima's Awa Dance Festival alongside characters from Kaze to Ki no Uta, To Terra, etc. ― Eminent shojo manga artist Keiko Takemiya drew the artwork and supervised a large-sale stained-glass window that will be displayed in the terminal building of the Tokushima Awaodori Airport in Tokushima in March 2022. The city of Tokushima, which is located in Japan's Shikoku island, is Takemiy...
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Ninjala TV Anime Unveils Cast, Staff, Theme Song Artists, January 8 Debut

Net anime's cast, Kyary Pamyu Pamyu return for OLM's TV anime ― The official website for the television anime of GungHo Online Entertainment's Ninjala Nintendo Switch game announced the anime's main cast, main staff, theme song artists, and January 8 premiere on Thursday. The website also posted the anime's key visual: The television anime will retain the main cast from the previous net anime: Takahi...
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