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The Eminence in Shadow Novel 1

What if an ordinary otaku who was obsessed with becoming the shadowy mastermind behind a secret hero group was reborn into a fantasy world in need of one but thinks he made it all up? ― The Eminence in Shadow has a great premise: what if an ordinary otaku who was obsessed with becoming the shadowy mastermind behind a secret hero group was reborn into a fantasy world in need of one but thinks he made ...
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Kirakira Precure a la Mode Streaming

It has been a long time coming, but finally English-speaking anime fans are getting the chance to legally watch the unadulterated versions of some of the titles in the sprawling Pretty Cure franchise. ― It has been a long time coming, but finally English-speaking anime fans are getting the chance to legally watch the unadulterated versions of some of the titles in the sprawling Pretty Cure franchise....
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Holmes of Kyoto Novel 1

Mochizuki says in her afterword that her motivating factor in writing the series was to combine her long-held desire to write a “light mystery” with her reactions upon moving to Kyoto, and that's precisely what she's done. ― While an adaptation's quality is not always the best indicator of what the source material is like, such is the case of Mai Mochizuki's light novel series Holmes of Kyoto and its...
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Lapis Re:LiGHTs

The series does have somewhat of a plotline, though it is thin and typically functions to link other components together rather than guide the story. ― This Summer 2020 series is the anime branch of a multimedia project that will eventually include a smartphone game and a manga. Based on the way it ends, and the way it painstakingly introduces about two dozen named girls (even at the expense of stray...
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Voice Actor Kousei Tomita Passes Away at 84

His work included roles in Heisei Tensai Bakabon, Doraemon, Astro Boy, Mazinger Z ― Voice actor Kousei Tomita passed away due to a stroke on Sunday. He was 84. Tomita was a Tokyo native who began his career as a stage actor with the Gekidan Tōgei theatrical troupe. His more than 50-year career in the anime industry began with a role in the original 1963 Astro Boy series, and he reprised the role of H...
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Tsukiuta the Animation 2 Anime Gets Manga Adaptation

Aiko Kotori draws manga launching on October 28 ― The official Twitter account for Ichijinsha's Monthly Comic Zero-Sum magazine revealed on Monday that the Tsukiuta. THE ANIMATION 2 sequel to the Tsukiuta. THE ANIMATION anime will have a manga adaptation. Aiko Kotori, who drew the manga adaptation for Tsukiuta. THE ANIMATION, will draw the new manga. The manga will launch in Monthly Comic Zero-Sum's ...
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Bread & Butter Manga Gets Spinoff Chapter in October

New spinoff chapter is titled "Bread & Coffee & Cats" ― The November issue of Shueisha's Cocohana magazine announced on Monday that Hinako Ashihara will publish a new spinoff chapter for her Bread & Butter manga titled "Bread & Coffee & Cats" in the magazine's next issue on October 28. The magazine teases the chapter with the text "The girl who didn't get along so well with things she could barely li...
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Is the order a rabbit? Anime Season 3 Unveils Classmates' Cast, New Video

Yōko Hikasa, Masumi Tazawa, Tomomi Mineuchi, more join anime debuting October 10 ― The official website for the Gochūmon wa Usagi Desu ka? (Is the Order a Rabbit?) anime franchise posted on Thursday more cast members and a promotional video just before the October 10 premiere of Gochūmon wa Usagi Desu ka? BLOOM (Is the Order a Rabbit? BLOOM), the third television season. The newly announced cast memb...
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Crowdfunding Site 'Anime Fund' Launches in November

Site allows fans to support anime productions ― Anime Fund, a new company based in Chiba prefecture for crowdfunding anime productions, officially revealed its company details and its website on Wednesday. The company aims to provide a new way for anime fans to support anime productions, and also aims to become a promotional platform for anime productions. The service will launch on November 3. Aside...
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Kazuma Kodaka Launches '2nd Season' of Border Manga

Border Kei manga launched on September 19 ― Manga creator Kazuma Kodaka launched a "second season" of her Border boys-love manga titled Border Kei on the Comic Cmoa web manga site on September 19. Digital Manga publishing previously published five volumes of the original Border manga, and it describes the story: Yamato is man with a darkly dramatic past. Perhaps it is no surprise that he now runs his...
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'Hige o Soru. Soshite Joshi Kōsei o Hirō' TV Anime Reveals Main Cast, Visual

Kazuyuki Okitsu, Kana Ichinose star in romantic comedy series ― The official Twitter account for the television anime of author Shimesaba and illustrator booota's Hige o Soru. Soshite Joshi Kōsei o Hirō (I Shave My Beard. Then I Pick Up a High School Girl.) light novels revealed the anime's main cast and visual on Thursday. Kazuyuki Okitsu as Yoshida Kana Ichinose as Sayu Ogiwara Hisako Kanemoto as A...
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True Cooking Master Boy Anime's Sequel Casts Aya Endo

4 more new cast members to be announced in next 4 weeks ― The official Twitter account for True Cooking Master Boy, the television anime of Etsushi Ogawa's Shin Chūka Ichiban! sequel manga series, revealed on Thursday a new cast member for the show's sequel. Aya Endo as Mira The sequel television anime will premiere in 2021. The staff will reveal the cast members for the other four previously reveale...
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Reborn!'s Akira Amano Briefly Listed as Launching New Manga

Kamonosaki Ron no Kindan Suiri mystery manga centers on unique detective ― The Shonen Jump+ website briefly listed an upcoming new manga by Akira Amano on Wednesday. The manga is titled Kamonosaki Ron no Kindan Suiri (Ron Kamonosaki's Forbidden Deduction), and is teased as a mystery manga centering on a unique detective. The listing stated the manga would debut on October 11. Amano launched the Rebor...
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Welcome to the Ballroom Manga Takes 1-Month Break in October

Creator Tomo Takeuchi plans to deliver more chapters from November onward ― Manga creator Tomo Takeuchi announced on Twitter on Wednesday that her Welcome to the Ballroom manga will not appear in the November issue of Kodansha's Monthly Shonen Magazine on October 6. Takeuchi stated the hiatus is due to the establishment of a new system and the replacement of assistants, which slowed down the process....
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Mr. Osomatsu Manga Ends on November 26

Manga adaptation about sextuplets launched in January 2016 ― This year's November issue of Shueisha's Cookie magazine revealed on Saturday that Masako Shitara's manga adaptation of the Mr. Osomatsu (Osomatsu-san) television anime will end in the magazine's next issue on November 26. The manga launched in Shueisha's YOU josei magazine in January 2016, and it moved to Cookie in 2018 after YOU magazine ...
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Voice Actor Yusuke Shirai Tests Positive for COVID-19 But Is Asymptomatic

Shirai is on hiatus from work, self-quarantining at home ― Talent management agency Early Wing announced on Thursday that voice actor Yusuke Shirai has tested positive on a PCR test for the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Shirai is currently self-quarantining at home and is on hiatus from work. He is currently asymptomatic, but is nevertheless following medical advice and focusing on recovery. Sh...
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Resident Evil: The Marhawa Desire's Naoki Serizawa Launches My House Is a Love Hotel Manga

Manga about college student living in love hotel launched on September 25 ― Manga creator Naoki Serizawa launched a new manga titled My House Is a Love Hotel (Watashi no Ie wa Love Hotel) on Kodansha's Manga Kingdom website on September 25. The story centers on Yua Amamiya, a girl who moves to Tokyo for college (and to follow a former schoolmate on whom she has a crush.) She goes to live in a hotel o...
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B: The Beginning Anime's Dubbed BD Video Clips Streamed

Shout! Factory, Anime Limited offer BD/DVD on October 6 ― Shout! Factory began streaming on Tuesday two English-dubbed video clips from the B: The Beginning anime, which the company and Anime Limited are releasing on Blu-ray Disc and DVD. Shout! Factory and Anime Limited will release the anime on Blu-ray Disc and DVD in North America on October 6. There will be both a standard and limited edition. Th...
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Entire Quintessential Quintuplets Season 2 Will Be Finished Before Airing, Studio Head Says

― Anime director and Bibury Animation Studio founder Tensho posted on Twitter on Wednesday that the staff of Gotōbun no Hanayome ∬ (The Quintessential Quintuplets ∬), the second season for The Quintessential Quintuplets (Gotōbun no Hanayome) anime, is planning to complete all the episodes before the season's broadcast. Tensho said that he made the post to assuage the worry of some fans about the imp...

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Laid-Back Camp Season 2 Visual Teases Sakura, Rin Hanging Out

― The official Twitter account for the second season of the television anime of Afro's Yurucamp (Yurukyan△, Laid-Back Camp Δ) manga unveiled a new image visual for the second season on Thursday. The visual shows Nadeshiko's sister Sakura and Rin eating okonomiyaki together. The Tweet hints that the visual ties into a scene in the new season. The image visual is the second of five that the anime will...
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Re:ZERO Anime's Promo Video Looks Back on Events of 1st Half of Season 2

2nd half premieres in January 2021 ― Kadokawa began streaming a promotional video for the second season of the Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World- anime on Thursday. The video highlights the events of the season's first half, which just concluded on Thursday morning. The second half of the second season will premiere in Japan in January 2021. The first half of the second season premiered on July...
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North American Anime, Manga Releases, September 27-October 3

Case Closed: Zero the Enforcer, Kemono Michi Rise Up anime; Éclair Rouge, Yoshi no Zuikara manga ship ― Anime Releases Title Publisher Suggested Retail Price Date Bleach Set 8 BDPlease Funimation US$54.97 September 29 Case Closed: Zero the Enforcer BDCite Discotek Media US$29.95 September 29 Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Part 1 Standard Edition BDAnimeNewsNetwork Funimation US$64.98 September 29 Fir...
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'Gotcha!' Pokémon Music Video Fans Congratulate the Wrong Yuki Hayashi

The animator and composer share a name--and a few laughs--over mistaken identity. ― The music composer Yuki Hayashi (My Hero Academia, Haikyu!!) is a different person from the animator and character designer Yuki Hayashi (Kyousogiga, Driland). The "Yuki" part of their names is written with different characters, but in English it can be all too easy to get the two confused. That's exactly what happene...
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Funimation to Stream Assault Lily Bouquet Anime

Anime begins streaming on Thursday ― Funimation announced on Wednesday that it will begin streaming the Assault Lily Bouquet television anime on Thursday as part of the fall 2020 season. The company began streaming an announcement by Yuko Natsuyoshi, voice actress of Yuyu Shirai, on Twitter: We've got a special message from Japanese voice actress Yuko Natsuyoshi! Assault Lily BOUQUET premieres tomorr...
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D4DJ Franchise Gets New Manga on October 8

Moroko Kurasaki draws manga about Happy Around! unit ― The official website of Bushiroad's Monthly Bushiroad magazine revealed on Friday that Bushiroad's D4DJ (Dig Delight Direct Drive DJ) multimedia project will launch the new manga D4DJ-The story of Happy Around!- in the magazine's November issue on October 8. Moroko Kurasaki is drawing the manga, which will center on the Happy Around! unit. Follow...
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Cross Infinite World Licenses Reincarnated as the Last of my Kind Light Novels

1st volume debuts digitally on November 30 ― Cross Infinite World announced on Wednesday that it has licensed Kiri Komori and Yamigo's Reincarnated as the Last of my Kind (Tensei Shitara Zetsumetsu Sunzen no Kishōshuzoku Deshita.) light novel series. The company will release the first volume digitally on November 30. The company describes the story: A bicycle crashes into me one night, and the next t...
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The Eminence in Shadow Novel 1

What if an ordinary otaku who was obsessed with becoming the shadowy mastermind behind a secret hero group was reborn into a fantasy world in need of one but thinks he made it all up? ― The Eminence in Shadow has a great premise: what if an ordinary otaku who was obsessed with becoming the shadowy mastermind behind a secret hero group was reborn into a fantasy world in need of one but thinks he made ...
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PriPara's Male Idol Unit WITH Get Stage Play

Play runs from December 10-12 at Zepp DiverCity in Tokyo ― The male idol unit WITH from the Pripara franchise's Idol Time Pripara television anime series is getting a stage play that will run from December 10-12 at Zepp DiverCity in Tokyo. The cast of the WITH by Idol Time Pripara play will include the following actors reprising their roles from the franchise: Seiichirō Yamashita as Shōgo Yumekawa, T...
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Echidna's Speech from Re:ZERO Episode 37 Was Performed in One Take

Echidna is voiced by veteran voice actress Maaya Sakamoto ― In episode 37 (or episode 12 of the second season) of the Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World- anime, the character Echidna, who is voiced by Maaya Sakamoto, performs a roughly two-minute speech. Series creator Tappei Nagatsuki revealed in a tweet last Thursday that it was approved after a single take. そうだ一個だけ言い忘れていた!エキドナの長台詞ですが、一発OKです。坂...
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Black Clover ‒ Episode 145

With the twist at the end of this episode, what I was concerned about with the trajectory of this arc finally happened, just not quite in the direction I was expecting.
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Kakegurui Writer Homura Kawamoto Launches New Manga With Artist Makoto Shiozuka

Majo Taisen manga about 32 historical women fighting launches on October 24 ― This year's November issue of Tokuma Shoten's Comic Zenon magazine revealed on Friday that writer Homura Kawamoto (Kakegurui) will launch the new manga Majo Taisen (The War of Witches) with artist Makoto Shiozuka in the magazine's next issue on October 24. The magazine teased that the story is about 32 historical women incl...
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Kadokawa Reorganizes Departments, Appoints Chief Anime Officer

Chief officers head company's 13 new groups ― Media company Kadokawa announced on Monday that it will reorganize its corporate structure on Thursday, October 1, It is replacing its previous six departments with 13 different groups, each of which will have a "chief officer" executive bearing the title of their respective group. This new corporate structure will also eliminate the previous executive po...
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Daily Shincho: Singer ELISA Allegedly Sexually Assaulted by Manager

ELISA's contract with Smile Company talent agency terminated on Wednesday ― Content warning: this article contains some graphic descriptions of sexaul harassment and assault. Shinchosha's Daily Shincho website reported on Wednesday that singer ELISA allegedly suffered from sexual harassment from her manager at the Smile Company talent management agency. The report noted that ELISA has ended her contr...
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Magical Girl Special Ops Asuka Manga Starts 'Final Battle'

Manga about military magical girls launched in 2015, inspired 2019 TV anime ― The October issue of Square Enix's Big Gangan magazine revealed last Friday that Makoto Fukami and Seigo Tokiya's Magical Girl Special Ops Asuka (Mahō Shōjo Tokushūsen Asuka) manga will start its "final battle" in the magazine's next issue on October 24. Seven Seas Entertainment is publishing the manga series in English, an...
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Hi Score Girl Manga Gets Special 1-Shot in October

Hi Score Girl DASH spinoff gets 1-issue break ― The October issue of Square Enix's Big Gangan magazine revealed last Friday that Rensuke Oshikiri will publish a one-shot special chapter for his Hi Score Girl manga in the magazine's next issue on October 24. Though Oshikiri currently serializes his Hi Score Girl DASH spinoff manga in the magazine, the manga will not appear in the next issue due to the...
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Demon Slayer Film Gets IMAX Screenings in Japan

Demon Slayer - Kimetsu no Yaiba – The Movie: Mugen Train opens on October 16 ― The official website for the Demon Slayer - Kimetsu no Yaiba – The Movie: Mugen Train (Kimetsu no Yaiba: Mugen Ressha-Hen) film announced on Wednesday that the anime will begin screening in all 38 IMAX theaters in Japan on October 16. The film will be the first Japanese film opening this year to screen in IMAX theaters. Th...
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Irregular at Magic High School Anime Season 2's Teaser Previews Ending Song

Miki Satō performs "Na mo Nai Hana" for anime premiering on October 4 ― The official website for The Irregular at Magic High School: Visitor Arc, the second season of The Irregular at Magic High School television anime, began streaming a teaser video on Wednesday. The video previews Miki Satō's ending theme song "Na mo Nai Hana" (The Nameless Flower), her debut on a major label. 【EDティザー映像公開】放送に先駆けて、エ...
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Yōjo Shachō Comedy Manga About 5-Year-Old Company President Gets Anime

Odeko Fujii's social commentary manga of average little girl navigating modern life ― The Twitter account of manga creator Odeko Fujii announced on Wednesday that Fujii's Yōjo Shachō (Little Girl President) manga is inspiring an anime. 🕺🎊【嬉しい重大発表】🎊💃社長から重大発表です!!!㊗️幼女社長、アニメ化‼️‼️‼️‼️情報は随時解禁していきます!! pic.twitter.com/rOaezHXdaX— 藤井おでこ🚨本日18時 重大告知🚨 (@fuxxxxxroxxka) September 30, 2020 重大発表です(音声あり) pic.twitter...
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Cover Corp Addresses Discrepancy in Chinese Statement Regarding Virtual YouTubers Akai Haato, Kiryu Coco

VTubers suspended for 3 weeks after reportedly listing Taiwan separately from China in stats ― Cover Corp, the company which runs the Virtual YouTuber agency hololive, released statements in English and Japanese on Wednesday to address discrepancies with an earlier statement in Chinese regarding the VTubers Akai Haato and Kiryu Coco. The company apologized for that previous statement, which "included...
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WAVE!! Surfing-Themed Project's Smartphone Game Debuts This Winter

WAVE!! Surfing Yappe!! anime film trilogy also debuting in October ― Love&Art announced on Wednesday that the smartphone game for its surfing-themed project WAVE!! will debut this winter. It also unveiled a new visual for the game. The project's story is set in the city of Ōarai in Ibaraki prefecture, and centers on Masaki Hinaoka, who befriends transfer student Shō Akitsuki before the summer break, ...
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Afterschool Bitchcraft Ecchi Comedy Manga Ends

Yū Shimizu, Kazuma Ichihara launched series in 2018 ― The November issue of Kadokawa's Monthly Comic Alive magazine published the final chapter of Yū Shimizu and Kazuma Ichihara's Afterschool Bitchcraft (Hōkago Bitchcraft) manga on Saturday. Kadokawa will publish the manga's third and final compiled book volume on October 23. Yen Press is publishing the manga in English, and it describes the story: S...

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Skate-Leading Stars Anime's 2nd Video Previews Opening Song, Team Sports Drama

Takuma Sakao performs opening "Chase the core" for January anime ― The official website for J.C. Staff's original television anime Skate-Leading Stars began streaming a promotional video for the anime on Wednesday. The video previews the anime's opening theme song "Chase the core" by Takao Sakuma. The anime will premiere on January 2021 on Tokyo MX, BS11, and MBS. The anime was originally scheduled f...
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Bungo Stray Dogs Wan! TV Anime Unveils Staff, Cast, January Debut

Satanobu Kikuchi directs anime at Bones, Nomad with returning cast ― The official website for the television anime of Kanaineko's Bungo Stray Dogs Wan! (Bungo Stray Dogs Ruff!) spinoff manga for the Bungo Stray Dogs franchise announced the anime's cast, staff, and January premiere date on Wednesday. The site also unveiled a new visual for the anime. Satonobu Kikuchi (episode director on Vinland Saga,...
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Dragon Quest Tact Smartphone Tactical RPG Heads West

Trailer streamed for iOS, Android game ― Square Enix announced on Tuesday that it will release Dragon Quest Tact, the tactical role-playing game based on the Dragon Quest franchise, for iOS and Android devices in the West. The company also posted the accompanying English announcement trailer: Square Enix trademarked the title "Dragon Quest Tact" in Europe on July 7, and in the United States on July 1...
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Monster Hunter Explore Smartphone Game Shuts Down in November

Successor to Monster Hunter Smart launched in 2015 ― The official Twitter account for Capcom's Monster Hunter Explore smartphone game announced on Monday that the game will end service on November 27. Capcom launched the game in 2015 as a successor to the earlier Monster Hunter Smart game. The latest game in the Monster Hunter series, Monster Hunter World, launched worldwide on PlayStation 4 and Xbox...
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Gūtara Mama Manga Ends After 45 Years

Mitsutoshi Furuya launched family comedy series in 1975 ― Mitsutoshi Furuya ended the Gūtara Mama (Slacker Mom) manga on Sunday after 45 years of serialization. The comedy manga revolves around a family of three: Tarako Gūyama, a lazy mother; Ichirō Gūyama, the dad who picks up the slack; and Gusuo Gūyama, an elementary school student. The manga has been running in The Mainichi Shimbun newspaper's Su...
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Hyōka Manga Resumes After 3-Month Hiatus

Series went on hiatus in July due to Taskohna's illness ― The November issue of Kadokawa's Monthly Shonen Ace magazine revealed on Saturday that Taskohna's manga adaptation of Honobu Yonezawa's Hyouka mystery novel will return from hiatus in the magazine's next issue on October 26. The manga went on hiatus in July so that Taskohna could recover from an unspecified illness. The manga's "first series" ...
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Sailor Moon 165,000 Yen Engagement Ring Gets 2nd Release

Mamoru's engagement ring to Usagi first went on sale in 2018 ― The engagement ring that Sailor Moon's Mamoru gifted to Usagi first went on sale in 2018, and now it's getting a limited-time release through Bandai Fashion Collection's online store. It will be available in two varieties: platinum and silver. The prices have been slightly adjusted for the second run. The platinum version of the ring now ...
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Monster Girl Doctor ‒ SEASON FINALE

I for one have been consistently surprised by the series, sometimes for the worse, but quite a few times for the better.
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Funimation to Stream Talentless Nana Anime

English-subtitled trailer streamed for anime premiering on October 4 ― Funimation announced on Tuesday that it will begin streaming the television anime of Looseboy and Iori Furuya's Talentless Nana (Munō na Nana) manga on October 4 for the fall 2020 season. The company began streaming an English-subtitled trailer on Twitter: Will she be able to fight the Enemies of Humanity without actual special po...
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Maesetsu! Anime Streams Creditless Version of Opening Sequence

Anime premieres on October 4 with Funimation stream ― The official website for Kadokawa's original television anime Maesetsu! began streaming the creditless opening title sequence for the anime last Saturday. The video features the opening theme song "Opening Act" performed by the anime's four main cast members. The anime will premiere on October 4 on AT-X at 11:30 p.m. and then debut on TOKYO MX lat...
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Funimation to Stream The Day I Became a God, Hypnosis Mic, Warlords of Sigrdrifa Anime

Funimation begins streaming all 3 anime from Aniplex in October ― unimation announced on Tuesday that it will stream The Day I Became a God, Hypnosis Mic -Division Rap Battle- Rhyme Anima, and Warlords of Sigrdrifa anime from Aniplex for the fall 2020 season. Funimation will begin streaming The Day I Became a God (Kami-sama ni Natta Hi), the third original anime from Key, Aniplex, and P.A Works, on O...
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Make Your Own Shonen Jump Characters With Official Online Character Creator

Online service for smartphones features My Hero Academia, Haikyu!!, Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba ― Last year, Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine launched an online service geared for smartphone users allowing people to create characters in the style of the Haikyu!! manga. In December, it added My Hero Academia, and the most recent addition is Koyoharu Gotouge's Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba on...
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Boruto: Naruto Next Generations ‒ Episode 167

Following a devastating defeat at the hands of Deepa, Team 7 takes a week to lick its wounds and prep for the fight ahead.
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Kirakira Precure a la Mode Streaming

It has been a long time coming, but finally English-speaking anime fans are getting the chance to legally watch the unadulterated versions of some of the titles in the sprawling Pretty Cure franchise. ― It has been a long time coming, but finally English-speaking anime fans are getting the chance to legally watch the unadulterated versions of some of the titles in the sprawling Pretty Cure franchise....
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One Piece ‒ Episode 943

We've got multiple high octane battles in progress, nearly all the major players are contributing, and the tension is still finding ways to ratchet upwards.
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Search Data Reveals the Top Netflix Anime Around the Globe

Streaming giant Netflix is notoriously mum about the viewing stats behind its content, but we can get a clearer idea by looking at the search data. ― Streaming giant Netflix is notoriously mum about the viewing stats behind its content. There are a few ways to get a better picture on what movies, television shows, and of course anime, are the most popular even without Netflix pulling back the curtain...
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Black Clover ‒ Episode 144

Apparently this business about the Devil Banishers isn't a throwaway arc after all.
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The God of High School ‒ SEASON FINALE

I'm not even mad at The God of High School being so willing to brazenly rip off Dragon Ball; I'm just irritated that it rips off even the bad parts of the DBZ mythos.
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Shadowverse Anime's Video Previews New Season's Theme Songs

LOW, Game Jikkyōsha Wakuwaku Band perform songs for season debuting on October 6 ― The official website for the television anime adaptation of Cygames, Inc.'s Shadowverse card battle smartphone game revealed the third promotional video and a new key visual on Tuesday. The video previews FLOW's new opening theme song "Shinsekai" (New World) and Game Jikkyōsha Wakuwaku Band's ending theme song "Kokoro ...

The Quintessential Quintuplets Anime Season 2 Reveals TV Ad, More Staff

Series premieres in January after COVID-19 delay ― The official website for The Quintessential Quintuplets (Gotōbun no Hanayome) anime revealed a commercial, additional staff, and a new visual for Gotōbun no Hanayome ∬ (The Quintessential Quintuplets ∬), the second season, on Wednesday. The season will debut on TBS, Sun TV, and BS11 in January 2021 after a delay due to COVID-19. The new season was or...
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I'm Standing on a Million Lives Anime's Video Previews Ending Song

Shanghai cosplayer Liyuu performs theme for isekai series debuting on Friday ― The official website for the television anime of Naoki Yamakawa and Akinari Nao's I'm Standing on a Million Lives. (100-Man no Inochi no Ue ni Ore wa Tatteiru) manga began streaming the ending animation for the series on Tuesday. The video features the song "Carpe Diem" performed by Liyuu, a popular cosplayer from Shanghai...

BONES Animates 'Gotcha!' Pokémon Music Video With Bump of Chicken's Song

Video celebrates "The Crown Tundra" game expansion's launch on October 22 ― The Pokémon Company unveiled the "Gotcha!" music video with animation by BONES on Tuesday. The video features the song "Acacia" performed by Bump of Chicken (Tales of the Abyss, Granblue Fantasy the Animation, Karakuri Circus theme songs). Rie Matsumoto (Blood Blockade Battlefront, Yes! Precure 5) directed the music video at ...
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Pokémon Sword/Shield Games' 'The Crown Tundra' Expansion Launches on October 22

Videos preview new features of games' 2nd of 2 new areas ― The Pokémon Company revealed during a livestream on Tuesday that "The Crown Tundra," the second of two expansions for the Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield Nintendo Switch role-playing games, will launch on October 22. Additionally, all-in-one versions of the games that include both expansions will ship on November 6. In the expansion, the new...
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Life-Size Moving Gundam Statue's Grand Opening Now Slated for December 19

Early field tests already make US television ― Sunrise announced on Tuesday that the 18-meter-high (59-foot-tall) life-size, moving Gundam statue will hold its grand opening for public viewing on December 19. The Gundam Factory Yokohama attraction will stay open for a limited time until March 31. The statue weighs 25 tons and features 24 joints (not including the hands). The statue executes a new dem...
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Octopath Traveler Prequel Mobile Game's Trailer Previews Wealth Story

Game launches on iOS, Android on October 28 in Japan ― Square Enix began streaming a main story preview trailer for Octopath Traveler Tairiku no Hasha (Octopath Traveler: Ruler of the Continent), a smartphone RPG prequel to its Octopath Traveler game, on Monday. The game will have three stories centered on those who have attained wealth, power, and fame. The video previews the storyline related to th...
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NYCC Metaverse Event Lists 10 Anpanman Films Set to Stream on Tubi

Service had announced plans to stream 6 films this fall in English, Spanish ― The New York Comic Con x MCM Comic Con Metaverse online event's schedule is listing a "First Look at Japanese Phenom Anpanman Ahead of U.S. Debut on Tubi" panel for October 11 at 9:25 p.m. EDT, and the panel description states that streaming service Tubi will stream 10 films from the Soreike! Anpanman franchise. Tubi had pr...
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Harvey Awards Induct Osamu Tezuka Into Hall of Fame

Ceremony to stream during NYCC Metaverse on October 8-11 ― The Harvey Awards, which honors outstanding work in comics and sequential art, announced on Monday that the awards will induct "God of Manga" Osamu Tezuka into its Hall of Fame, alongside American illustrator Jill Thompson, and the four founders of African-American comics collective Milestone Media. Tezuka was a prolific manga artist who drew...

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Violet Evergarden Film Stays at #2 in 2nd Weekend, Eizouken Debuts at #5

Shin-chan at #3, Doraemon at #7, F/SN: Heaven's Feel at #9 ― Kyoto Animation's Violet Evergarden: The Movie anime film stayed at #2 in its second weekend. The film earned 131,910,200 yen (about US$1.25 million) from Friday to Sunday. As of Sunday, the film has sold over 566,000 tickets to earn 813,039,200 yen (about US$7.70 million). The film opened in Japan on September 18, and it ranked at #2 in it...
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HIDIVE Streams Utano☆Princesama Magi Love Kingdom Anime Film

Film begins streaming with English, Latin American Spanish subtitles on October 5 ― HIDIVE announced on Monday that it will begin streaming Uta no Prince Sama Maji Love Kingdom, the anime film in the Uta no Prince-sama franchise on October 5 at 12:30 p.m. EDT in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Argentina, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa R...
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Jump Force Game's Trailer Previews Yu Yu Hakusho's Hiei

Character Pass 2 launches for PS4, Xbox One, PC this fall; Switch in 2021 ― Bandai Namco Entertainment America began streaming a gameplay trailer for the Jump Force crossover fighting game on Monday. The trailer previews the DLC character Hiei from Yu Yu Hakusho. Hiei will be part of the game's Character Pass 2. The pass will launch for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC via Steam this fall, and for...
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Fire Force ‒ Episode 37

It is a lot to unpack in a single episode, and “A Pair of One-Eyes” definitely suffers from the expositional burden of it all. David Production still does its damndest to make the info dump entertaining though.
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Tentai Books Licenses World Teacher Light Novels

Light novel series gets English, Spanish releases ― The light novel localizing and publishing company Tentai Books announced on Monday that it has licensed author Kо̄ichi Neko and artist Nardack's World Teacher light novel series. The company will release the titles in both English and Spanish. The fantasy romance adventure story follows a man, who was once the world's strongest agent before retiring...
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Latest NisiOisin Novel is a Battle Royale Between Pregnant Women

Delivery Room novel by Monogatari author ships on September 30 Monogatari author NisiOisin's latest novel, titled Delivery Room, has an unusual premise: Five pregnant women are invited to a mysterious battle royale-like situation with the prize of a healthy childbirth on the line. Publisher Kodansha describes the novel as follows: Miyako Mamamiya receives a letter of invitation. In it is written: 5...
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Digimon Adventure: ‒ Episode 17

I thought last week's episode of Digimon Adventure: felt like a culmination of a long-form story on its own, but it turns out it was just the first part of a massive multi-episode climax.
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Lupin III THE FIRST CG Anime Film Screens in U.S. on October 18, 21

GKIDS streams trailer with dub, subs ― GKIDS, TMS Entertainment, and Fathom Events announced on Monday that they will screen Lupin III THE FIRST, the first 3D CG feature-length anime film in Monkey Punch's Lupin III franchise, in theaters in the United States on October 18 (English dub) and 21 (English subtitles). GKIDS will then separately release the film theatrically in select theaters on October ...
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Funimation Details Streaming Service's Expansion to Mexico, Brazil in December

Attack on Titan the Final Season, My Hero Academia, Overlord, more available at launch ― Funimation announced on Monday that its streaming service will expand to Mexico and Brazil in December. The service will offer anime with Spanish and Portuguese subtitles, and dubs will be available for select titles. The service will initially launch via web only, followed by "various apps and connected televisi...
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Uzaki-chan Wants to Hang Out! ‒ SEASON FINALE

At the end, Shinichi accidentally blurts out that Uzaki shouldn't worry about missing out on hang-out time with him, since he's long since come to terms with the fact that they will “always be together”.
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Funimation to Stream King's Raid Anime

Series based on smartphone RPG premieres on October 2 ― Funimation announced on Monday that it will stream KING's RAID: Successors of the Will (King's Raid: Ishi o Tsugumono-tachi), the television anime of South Korean developer Vespa's King's Raid smartphone RPG app, during the fall 2020 season. Funimation describes the anime's story: A century has passed since King Kyle of the Orvelia kingdom destr...
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Holmes of Kyoto Novel 1

Mochizuki says in her afterword that her motivating factor in writing the series was to combine her long-held desire to write a “light mystery” with her reactions upon moving to Kyoto, and that's precisely what she's done. ― While an adaptation's quality is not always the best indicator of what the source material is like, such is the case of Mai Mochizuki's light novel series Holmes of Kyoto and its...
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Rick and Morty 'Samurai & Shogun' Short Director Reveals Rough Designs

Kaichi Satō directed, wrote short featuring Japanese dialogue at Studio DEEN ― Kaichi Satō, director and scriptwriter of the "Samurai & Shogun" animated short for the Rick and Morty animated television series, posted rough designs for the short on his Twitter account on Saturday. The images depict Samurai Rick and the boss Rick YRD42. The Rick & Morty season4 Blu-rayBox is out now! Also included "the...
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A Certain Scientific Railgun T ‒ SEASON FINALE

While the episode is not as comprehensive in wrapping things up as I might have hoped, it nonetheless puts a feel-good cap on things and provides a generally satisfying conclusion for now.
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Noblesse Manhwa Gets Smartphone Game

Anime debuts on Crunchyroll on October 6 ― The official website for the Crunchyroll Original anime of Jeho Son and Kwangsu Lee's Noblesse manhwa confirmed on Tuesday that the manhwa is getting a smartphone role-playing game titled Noblesse: Zero for iOS and Android. Pre-registration is available now and offers in-game rewards. The anime's website also began streaming a promotional video for the anime...
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The Misfit of Demon King Academy ‒ SEASON FINALE

In the end, if you were watching this series just for the catharsis of watching Anos beat down the fools who stood against him, this isn't a terrible episode—in fact, it probably left you feeling satisfied as a series finale.
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Shin-Ei Animation, 81 Produce Announce Idolls! TV Anime for January Premiere

Aina Rutō, Ami Mizuno, Shiori Hanaoka, Ruka Yashiro star in series ― Anime studio Shin-Ei Animation and voice talent agency 81 Produce opened a website on Monday to announce that they are producing a new television anime titled Idolls! that will premiere on BS Asahi in January. The cast includes: Aina Rutō as Aina Ami Mizuno as Ami Shiori Hanaoka as Shiori Ruka Yashiro as Ruka Shin-Ei Animation and 8...
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hololive Virtual YouTubers Akai Haato, Kiryu Coco Suspended For 3 Weeks Due to 'Inappropriate Remarks'

Cover Corp issues formal apology after VTubers imply Taiwan is separate country from China ― Cover Corp, the company which runs the Virtual YouTuber agency hololive, issued formal statements in English, Japanese, and simplified Chinese on Sunday regarding the talents Akai Haato and Kiryu Coco. Due to "inappropriate remarks" they made on stream, they will be suspended for three weeks from livestreamin...
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Yakuza: Like a Dragon Game Moves Up Western Launch to November 10

Game launches for PS5 on March 2 ― Sega of America announced on Monday that the Western release of the Yakuza: Like a Dragon (Ryū ga Gotoku 7: Hikari to Yami no Yukue) game has moved up to November 10 to align with release of the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S consoles on the same day. The game will launch for Xbox Series X | S, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Windows 10 and PC via Steam, followed by PlayS...
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Kodansha Comics to Release Full Shaman King Manga on ComiXology on October 6

Shaman King: Zero, Shaman King Flowers, Shaman King: Red Crimson. also launch in October ― Kodansha Comics announced on Monday that it will digitally release Hiroyuki Takei's Shaman King manga on Comixology on October 6. The company will then release the Shaman King spinoff manga Shaman King: Zero on October 13, Shaman King Flowers on October 20, Shaman King: Red Crimson. on October 27, and Shaman Ki...
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WFS, Houbunsha Launch Manga Time Kirara Comics App on Facebook

Launch titles: Hidamari Sketch, K-ON!, Kin-iro Mosaic, Is the order a rabbit?, Urara Meirochō, The Demon Girl Next Door ― WFS and Houbunsha announced on Monday that they have launched the Manga Time KIRARA Comics app on Facebook Instant Games. The app grants access to four-panel manga from Houbunsha's Manga Time Kirara magazine in Japanese and English. The app launched in more than 240 countries and ...
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Violet Evergarden: The Movie Anime Marks 3rd Week With New Promo Video

Violet Evergarden film earns 810 million yen, offers 4th text short story to filmgoers ― Kyoto Animation's Violet Evergarden: The Movie anime is celebrating its upcoming third week in theaters by streaming a new promotional video: The film has sold over 566,000 tickets to earn 810 million yen (about US$7.68 million) after 10 days in the box office as of Sunday. Starting Friday, participating theaters...
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8 People Arrested on Suspicion of Selling Fake Demon Slayer Figures in Japan

5 of accused allegedly sold 44 figures for 57,980 yen The Mainichi Shimbun newspaper reported on Friday that Kyoto, Hyogo and Akita prefectural police forces have arrested eight residents from six prefectures on suspicion of selling bootleg Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba merchandise and infringing the Copyright Act. Kyoto Prefectural Police arrested five suspects. According to the police, the suspe...
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Dropkick on My Devil! Anime to Start Crowdfunding Towards Season 3

Backers can make cameos, create titles for episodes or the entire as-yet-unannounced season ― The official website for the anime of Yukiwo's Dropkick on My Devil! (Jashin-chan Dropkick) manga announced on Monday a crowdfunding campaign that will go towards an unannounced third television anime season. The campaign will launch on Wednesday at noon (Tuesday at 11:00 p.m. EDT) on the Motion Gallery webs...
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Saikyō Kamizmode Anime Premieres Online, TV Airing Debuts on October 9

1st half of 1st episode available now worldwide ― Bandai Namco Pictures began streaming the first half of the first episode of its Saikyō Kamizmode anime on Monday on YouTube. The second half of the first episode will stream on Tuesday, and the two halves of the second episode will stream on Wednesday and Thursday. Episodes three and later will premiere their first half on Wednesdays and the second h...
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Live-Action The Full-Time Wife Escapist Project Returns as Special

New Year's special will be based on 10th, 11th volumes of Tsunami Umino's manga ― TBS announced last Friday that it is producing a New Year's live-action special based on Tsunami Umino's The Full-Time Wife Escapist (Nigeru wa Haji da ga Yaku ni Tatsu) manga and its 2016 live-action television series adaptation that will air in January 2021. The new special will be based on the 10th and 11th volumes o...
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TIFF Screens 'Josee, The Tiger and the Fish,' Looking for Magical Doremi

Festival takes place on October 31-November 9 ― The Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF) announced last Friday that it will screen the Josee, the Tiger and the Fish and Looking for Magical DoReMi films during the event. The event will be held from October 31 to November 9 at EX Theater Roppongi and other Tokyo theaters. The event will also feature special programs for the Pokemon and Super Sentai...
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Gundam Aggressor Manga Resumes After 3-Month Hiatus

Manga went on hiatus in June due to author Daichi Banjou recovering from illness ― Daichi Banjou resumed the Kidō Senshi Gundam Aggressor (Mobile Suit Gundam Aggressor) manga in the November issue of Shogakukan's Shōnen Sunday S magazine last Friday. The manga went on hiatus in June in order for Banjou to recover from an illness. The story follows the Aggressor unit, a "traitor" Federation unit of so...
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Japanese Animation TV Ranking, September 14-20

Detective Conan again tops list with 10.5% rating ― This week's episode of the live-action series adaptation of Natsumi Ando's Something's Wrong With Us (Watashi-tachi wa Dōka Shiteiru) manga aired on NTV on Wednesday, September 16 at 10:00 p.m. and it earned a 9.6% rating. Title Station Date Time Length Average Household Rating Kinyō Road Show! Meitantei Conan: Edogawa Conan Shissō Jiken -Chijō Saia...
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One Peace Books Licenses Farming Life in Another World Manga

1st volume ships on October 28 ― One Peace Books announced on Saturday that it has licensed the manga adaptation of Kinosuke Naito's Farming Life in Another World (Isekai Nonbiri Nōka) light novel. The first compiled English volume of the manga will release physically and digitally on October 28. One Peace Books describes the manga: After Hiraku dies of a serious illness, God brings him back to life,...
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Violet Evergarden: The Movie Anime Earns 810 Milion Yen in 1st 10 Days

Film sold over 566,000 tickets as of Sunday, offers new text short story on Friday ― Kyoto Animation's Violet Evergarden: The Movie anime film has sold over 566,000 tickets to earn 810 million yen (about US$7.68 million) after 10 days in the box office as of Sunday. Beginning on October 2, participating theaters will offer theatergoers a new short text story by original author Kana Akatsuki titled "G...
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Live-Action Way of the Househusband Show Reveals More Cast, Theme Song Artist

Michiko Tanaka, MEGUMI, Jun Hashimoto, Junpei Yasui, more join cast ― The official website for the live-action series of Kousuke Oono's The Way of the Househusband (Gokushufudō) manga unveiled more cast members and a new visual for the series on Monday. The site also revealed the series' theme song artists last Friday. The new cast members include: (Top row, left to right in image above) Michiko Tana...

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bb Kuroda's 'A Channel' High School Slice-of-Life Manga Ends in 3 Chapters

Manga launched in 2008, inspired TV anime in 2011 ― The official Twitter account of Houbunsha's Manga Time Kirara magazine announced on Monday that bb Kuroda's A Channel manga will end in three more chapters, including the chapter that appeared in the sister magazine Manga Time Kirara Carat's November issue on Monday. If there are no delays, the manga will end on November 28. The manga revolves aroun...
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Power Rangers Dino Fury Reveals Cast, Trailer

Russel Curry, Kai Moya, Hunter Deno star in 28th Power Rangers season ― The Hasbro Power Rangers Panel at Hasbro PulseCon 2020 revealed the main cast and a trailer for the Power Rangers franchise's 28th season, titled Power Rangers Dino Fury, on Saturday. The live-action tokusatsu (special effects) show stars: Russel Curry as Red Ranger Kai Moya as Blue Ranger Hunter Deno as Pink Ranger The show will...
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Lapis Re:LiGHTs

The series does have somewhat of a plotline, though it is thin and typically functions to link other components together rather than guide the story. ― This Summer 2020 series is the anime branch of a multimedia project that will eventually include a smartphone game and a manga. Based on the way it ends, and the way it painstakingly introduces about two dozen named girls (even at the expense of stray...
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Gear Up with Bags Designed like Fate/Grand Order's Gilgamesh, Mash's Weapons

Mash's shield has previously inspired a phone charger and a wrist cushion. The Fate/Grand Order Absolute Demonic Front: Babylonia merchandise allows you to carry around her shield as a bag. It's designed to be strapped around the shoulder, ready to whip out in case you're ever in need of some iron defense. That's not all, however—the stone slab that Caster Gilgamesh uses is also available as a bag...
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Soredake ga Neck Workplace TV Anime Briefly Listed With More Cast

Tsubasa Kizu, Ui Hinagata, Taisei Nishino, Taiga Fukazawa cast in story about convenience store workers ― The Comic Natalie website posted an article on Friday to report on the new original television anime series Soredake ga Neck, but removed the article shortly thereafter. The article is still cached on the Bing search service. According to the removed article, the anime's staff announced more cast...

TMS Entertainment, Japan's Quebico Produce Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness CG Anime Series

Quebico founded by Resident Evil: Vendetta co-producer Kei Miyamoto in 2017 ― Capcom and Netflix posted the teaser trailer for their Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness CG anime series on Sunday, and provided more details on its production. Capcom's Resident Evil producer Hiroyuki Kobayashi in involved in the production and story supervision of the franchise's "first serialized CG drama." The anime stud...
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Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot Game's New DLC to Feature Golden Frieza

"New Power Awakens - Part 2" DLC launches this fall ― This year's 43rd issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine revealed on Monday that the character Golden Frieza will be available in Bandai Namco Entertainment's Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot game as part of the game's "New Power Awakens - Part 2" DLC. The characters SSGSS Goku and SSGSS Vegeta will also feature in the DLC. The first DLC, "New Power...
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The Promised Neverland Manga Gets New 1-Shot

― This year's 43rd issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine revealed on Monday that Kaiu Shirai and Posuka Demizu will publish a special one-shot chapter for their The Promised Neverland manga in the magazine's 44th issue on October 5. The 16-page one-shot with a color page will focus on Minerva's Code. Shueisha did not confirm if the new one-shot is the same as the new chapter of the manga t...
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Let's! Haikyu!? Spinoff Gag Manga Resumes on Shonen Jump+

Retsu launched 4-panel manga in 2014, manga went on hiatus in 2018 ― This year's 43rd issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine announced on Monday that Retsu's Let's! Haikyu!? gag spinoff manga of Haruichi Furudate's Haikyu!! manga will resume "for a little while." The manga will again serialize on the Shonen Jump+ app and website. New chapters will release at midnight on Saturdays. Retsu laun...
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Show By Rock!! Stars!! TV Anime's Teaser Reveals Composers, January Premiere

Yasuharu Takanashi (Team-MAX), Funta7, and Akiya Suzuki (Team-MAX) score music ― The "Show By Rock!! 3969 Festival 2020~ 6(Rock)-Hour ♪ All-Rocker Roundup" event debuted a teaser promotional video for the Show By Rock!! Stars!! television anime series on Sunday. The video announces that the series will premiere in January, and confirms that Yasuharu Takanashi (Team-MAX), Funta7, and Akiya Suzuki (Tea...

Capcom Confirms Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness Netflix CG Mini-Series

CG mini-series featuring Leon, Claire slated for next year ― Capcom confirmed during its Tokyo Game Show Online 2020 live stream on Sunday that it is producing the Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness CG mini-series. Netflix Portugal briefly posted a trailer for the project. It is slated to debut on Netflix next year. The mini-series will center on Resident Evil 2 game protagonists Leon Kennedy and Clair...
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Twittering Birds Never Fly Original Anime Disc Slated for March 21

― The official Twitter account for the anime franchise based on Kou Yoneda's Twittering Birds Never Fly (Saezuru Tori wa Habatakanai) manga revealed on Friday that the original anime DVD (OAD) that will ship with the seventh volume will ship on March 1, 2021. The staff of the film trilogy are also producing the OAD, titled Don't Stay Gold. The anime is based on a short story Yoneda wrote about Kagey...
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Dragon Quest: Dai no Daibōken Tamashii no Kizuna Smartphone Game's 2nd Trailer Streamed

iOS/Andrioid game launches next year ― Square Enix began streaming a second promotional video on Sunday for the Dragon Quest: Dai no Daibōken Tamashii no Kizuna smartphone game. The video previews the characters and highlights the battle and other game systems such as the multiplayer system. Square Enix will release the smartphone role-playing game for iOS and Android devices in 2021. Up to three peo...
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Scarlet Nexus Game Reveals 2nd Protagonist, New Trailer (Update)

New game by former developers of Tales of series launches on PS5/4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PC ― Bandai Namco Entertainment revealed a new trailer on Sunday for its Scarlet Nexus role-playing game during a TGS 2020 livestream. Bandai Namco Entertainment America began streaming a version of the video with English text on Monday. The stream also revealed that aside from the first protagonist Yuito S...
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Violet Evergarden Novel Author Writes Story Scenarios for Sword Art Online: Alicization Lycoris Game Updates (Updated)

Game to get 4 free updates about Sinon, Tiese, Selka, Silica; 1 paid update ― Bandai Namco Entertainment revealed on Sunday during a TGS 2020 livestream that it will release four free updates and a paid DLC update titled "Myosotis" for its Sword Art Online: Alicization Lycoris game. Violet Evergarden novel author Kana Akatsuki is writing the scenarios for one of the free updates and for the paid upda...
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Grisaia: Chronos Rebellion Smartphone Game Launches This Fall

App also gets manga adaptation starting in November ― Frontwing revealed on Sunday that it will release the Grisaia: Chronos Rebellion smartphone game this fall. The "beautiful girl national defense RPG" was previously slated for release in 2019. The game will be free to play with in-app purchases. Pre-registration is available now. Yoshino Nanjō preforms the opening theme song "Shinsekai" (New World...
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Koei Tecmo Reveals Dynasty Warriors 9 Empires Game, Dynasty Warriors Smartphone Game

Dynasty Warriors 9 Empires releases in early 2021 for PS5/4, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, Switch, Steam ― Koei Tecmo Games announced during a TGS 2020 livestream for its Dynasty Warriors (Sangoku Musou) game series that it will release a Shin Sangoku Musou smartphone game for iOS and Android. A closed beta test for the game limited to 5,000 players will take place on October 8-12. Those interested can ...
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Panzer Dragoon: Remake Game Launches for PS4 on September 28

New trailer also streamed ― The official Twitter account for Panzer Dragoon: Remake ⁠— Sega and Polish game developer/publisher Forever Entertainment's remake of Sega's Panzer Dragoon game — revealed on Saturday that the game will launch for the PlayStation 4 on September 28. The game had launched on Steam and GOG on September 26. The game will be available for Xbox "a little bit later." The game lau...
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Kunimitsu Joins Tekken 7 Game as Part of 4th Season Pass

Character and new stage launch this fall ― Bandai Namco Entertainment America began streaming a "Season 4 Pass" launch trailer on Saturday for its Tekken 7 game. The video reveals that Kunimitsu is joining the game as part of the new season pass. The new season pass will include battle balance updates, new moves for all characters, Tekken Prowess, and online play enhancements. Kunimitsu and the Vermi...
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Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends & the Secret Fairy Game Also Gets PS5 Release

Game also releases for PS4, Switch, Steam this winter ― Koei Tecmo Games revealed on Saturday that Gust's Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends & the Secret Fairy game will launch simultaneously on the PlayStation 5 on December 3, alongside the PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch release. The game will then launch on PC via Steam on January 21. Koei Tecmo America is streaming a new trailer for the game with sub...
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Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity Switch Game's New Trailer Previews Gameplay

Koei Tecmo's Dynasty Warriors-style game launches on November 20 ― Nintendo began streaming a second trailer on Saturday for Koei Tecmo Games' Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity Nintendo Switch game. The game reveals the in-game item "Lucky Ladle" as a digital pre-order bonus, and the in-game item "Training Sword" for those who have save data from The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. English Japane...

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Netflix Streams Transformers: War for Cybertron Trilogy - Earthrise Season's Teaser

Polygon Pictures' 2nd of 3 CG seasons based on Hasbro's Transformers: War for Cybertron toys ― The Transformers Entertainment panel during Hasbro PulseCon 2020 debuted a teaser trailer for Transformers: War for Cybertron Trilogy - Earthrise, the second season in the CG-animated Transformers: War for Cybertron Trilogy series. Netflix streamed the teaser shortly thereafter: Netflix describes the story:...
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Netflix Portugal Briefly Listed Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness CG Project (Updated)

The official Twitter account for Netflix Portugal posted a teaser trailer for Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness, a CG project slated for next year. However, the account deleted the post shortly thereafter. The characters Leon Scott Kennedy and Claire Redfield both appeared in the teaser. Capcom's Resident Evil (Biohazard) survival horror game franchise already inspired three previous CG films: 2008...
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Gundam Inspires Pocked-Sized AI Voice Translators

Pocketalk S device gets Amuro, Char editions which can translate between 55 languages ― Sourcenext's Pocketalk devices can translate between dozens of languages with the power of artificial intelligence. Translation tech like this may be the way of the future, so it may be no surprise to see the Gundam franchise embrace it. The Pocketalk S series is releasing two new types of devices, each inspired b...
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Macross Singer Mari Iijima Discusses Regrets Over Quitting Piano Career

"Just when I was at the point when I could have made it as a pianist with just a little more work, I made a demo tape of almost 100 songs and escaped into the world of pop music. I feel regret when I think about it now." ― Singer and voice actress Mari Iijima wrote a series of blog posts starting from last Saturday discussing her past history as a piano player in high school. She had once been very s...

My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom! Game Confirmed

2021 Otomate game centers on Catarina's encounter with pirate ― The "TV Anime My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom! Afternoon Party" event confirmed on Saturday that the anime is inspiring a game from Idea Factory's Otomate brand next year. The game's title is Otome Game no Hametsu Flag Shika Nai Akuyaku Reijō ni Tensei Shiteshimatta... ~Haran o Yobu Kaizoku~ (My Next Life as a Villa...
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Key, P.A. Works' The Day I Became a God Anime Introduces More Characters, Cast

Chiharu Shigematsu, Haruka Terui, Yu Shimamura, Kikuko Inoue, Kenichirō Matsuda, Ryoka Yuzuki, Tarusuke Shingaki join cast ― Aniplex unveiled a new key visual, more characters, and their respective cast members for The Day I Became a God (Kami-sama ni Natta Hi), the third original anime from Key, Aniplex, and P.A Works, on Saturday. The anime's second animated promotional video also debuted on YouTub...
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Re:ZERO - Starting Life in Another World: The Prophecy of the Throne Game's New Trailer Reveals January 29 Launch in N. America, February 5 in Europe

Also introduces characters voiced by Sora Amamiya, Toshiyuki Toyonaga, Aya Hirano, more ― Spike Chunsoft posted a new trailer for the Re:ZERO - Starting Life in Another World: The Prophecy of the Throne (Re:Zero Kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu - Itsuwari no Ōsen Kōho) game for the PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and PC via Steam on Saturday. The trailer reveals new characters, as well as the January 29...
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Katana Maidens: Toji no Miko - Tomoshibi Anime Unveils 2nd Video, More Staff, Song Artists, October 25 Debut

6 main cast members sing "blurry shadow" theme for two-part OVA ― The Tokyo Game Show 2020 Special Live Stream for the Toji no Miko: Kizamishi Issen no Tomoshibi (Katana Maidens – Tomoshibi) smartphone game debuted the second promotional video for the tie-in original video anime on Saturday. The video lists the premiere dates and more staff members for the two-part anime project. The program also ann...
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Konami Releases Metal Gear, Castlevania, Contra Games for PC via GOG

Releases include Metal Gear Solid, Metal Gear Solid 2: Substance, Castlevania II: Simon's Quest, Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse, Super C games ― Konami announced on Twitter on Friday that it has released its Metal Gear, Metal Gear Solid, and Metal Gear Solid 2: Substance games as well as its Konami Collector's Series: Castlevania and Contra game collection on PC via GOG. Metal Gear is first game in...
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Edens Zero Game Project Includes Both 3D Action RPG for Consoles, Mobile RPG

Konami develops game based on Hiro Mashima's manga ― Konami announced during a stream for Hiro Mashima's Edens Zero manga franchise on Saturday that the video game adaptation of the manga will be two games: a 3D action RPG for consoles, and a separate top-down action RPG for mobile devices. The manga is also inspiring a television anime series that will premiere in April 2021. Kodansha Comics publish...

J.C. Staff Produces Edens Zero TV Anime for April 2021 Debut

Fairy Tail director Shinji Ishihara returns as chief director for new anime ― A TGS 2020 livestream for Hiro Mashima's Edens Zero manga franchise revealed the main staff and April 2021 premiere on Saturday for the television anime adaptation of the manga. The anime will air on NTV and its affiliates. Shinji Ishihara (Fairy Tail, Log Horizon) will be the chief director of the anime at JC Staff. Yūshi ...
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Adachi and Shimamura Anime's 2 Character Promo Videos Streamed

Anime premieres on October 8 ― TBS Animation began streaming a character video on Saturday for the television anime of Hitoma Iruma's Adachi and Shimamura (Adachi to Shimamura) yuri novel series. The video highlights Shimamura. A previous video on Friday previewed Adachi. The anime will premiere on October 8 on TBS, and October 9 on BS11. The anime stars: Akari Kitō as Adachi Miku Itō as Shimamura Ma...
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Square Enix Releases SaGa Collection Game Bundle for Switch on December 15

Collection features 3 Final Fantasy Legend games in Japanese, English ― Square Enix began streaming a trailer on Saturday for its SaGa Collection game collection to reveal that the game will launch on the Nintendo Switch on December 15. Square Enix is also streaming an English trailer revealing the English title of the collection as Collection of SaGa Final Fantasy Legend. The English version will al...
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Shadowverse: Champion's Battle Switch Game's 2nd Trailer Streamed

Cygames launches new game on November 5 ― Cygames began streaming the second trailer on Saturday for Shadowverse: Champion's Battle, the Nintendo Switch game of Cygames' Shadowverse online collectible card game. The game will launch on November 5 in Japan. The first copies of the "card battle RPG" will include the Premium Rare Card Dark Dragoon Forte. The original collectible card game launched for i...
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Ni no Kuni: Cross World Game's English-Subtitled 'Teaser Tour' Video Streamed

Netmarble's smartphone game launches later this year ― Level 5 revealed a 47-minute English-subtitled "teaser tour" video on Saturday for Ni no Kuni: Cross Worlds, Netmarble's smartphone game based on Level 5's Ni no Kuni game series. The game is slated to launch later this year. The story's main character is a beta tester for "Project N," a virtual reality game developed by "Ichi no Kuni's" Mirai Co...
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Megaton Musashi Game's TGS 2020 Trailer Streamed

New multimedia project to include game, anime, toys ― Level 5 began streaming a TGS 2020 trailer on Saturday for the game in its Megaton-kyū Musashi multimedia project. Level 5 is also streaming three videos previewing the game's event scenes, customizing mode, and battles. The game will launch for PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, iOS, and Android. The game now features different cast than what Level-...
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fault - milestone two side: below Game's Long Promo Video Streamed

Also: fault - milestone two side: above game to get Switch release in December ― Phoenixx Games began streaming a long promotional video on Friday for Alice in Dissonance's fault - milestone two side: below "cinematic adventure novel" game. The game will release on PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and Steam. The Steam version will release in spring 2021, but Phoenixx Games has not yet revealed a relea...
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Level-5's Megaton Musashi Robot TV Anime to Premiere Next Summer

Project also includes Switch/PS4/smartphone RPG, Bandai toys ― Level-5 announced during its Tokyo Game Show 2020 Special Meeting event on Saturday that the Megaton Musashi television anime will premiere next summer. The story takes place after 90 percent of humanity wiped out due to an invasion. Survivors live in a shelter where their lives are monitored, and memories of the invasion erased. Three te...
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Fire Force Anime Season 2 Previews Haijima Arc, Kana-Boon Song in Video

Pelican Fanclub to perform new ending theme ― The official website for the anime of Atsushi Ohkubo's Fire Force (En En no Shōbōtai) manga posted a promotional video and new visual on Saturday. Both the visual and the video preview the show's upcoming "Haijima Industries Arc." Kana-Boon will perform the new opening theme song "Torch of Liberty," and Pelican Fanclub will perform the ending theme song "...
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Psikyo Shooting Collection Game Bundle to Get PS5 Release

Collection to include Strikers 1945, Gunbird, Samurai Aces, more ― Happinet announced during its TGS 2020 livestream on Saturday that Psikyo is developing a new Psikyo Shooting Collection game collection for the PlayStation 5. The collection will include games such as Strikers 1945, Strikers 1945 II, Strikers 1999, Gunbird, Gunbird 2, Gunbarich, Samurai Aces Episode I, Samurai Aces Episode II: Tengai...
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Sega Announces Virtua Fighter x eSports Project

Trailer streamed for 3D fighting game series' eSports project that commemorates Sega's 60th anniversary ― Sega announced on Friday the "Virtua Fighter x eSports Project," a project that will "restart" the Virtua Fighter 3D fighting game series with an eSports-focused title. The project will commemorate Sega's 60th anniversary. Sega will announce more details at a later date. The company began streami...
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Captain Tsubasa Smartphone AR Soccer Game Launches in Europe on September 30, Asia/Oceania on October 15

― Developer miraire announced on Friday that the Captain Tsubasa franchise's Tsubasa+ smartphone augmented reality game will launch in Spain, France, Italy, Belgium, Germany, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom on September 30. The game will then launch in Japan, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand, Australia, Portugal, and Switzerland on October 15. The ...
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R-Type Final 2 Game Delayed to Spring 2021

PS4, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, Switch, PC game gets demo in 1st half of 2021 ― Game developer Granzella announced during a TGS 2020 livestream on Friday that it has delayed its R-Type Final 2 sequel game from 2020 to spring 2021. The demo version was also delayed from July 2020 to the first half of 2021. The company will launch the demo on other platforms in addition to the originally planned PC relea...
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