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That Blue Sky Feeling GN 3

"That Blue Sky Feeling ends with the idea that it doesn't matter who you love; what matters is that you love them." ― Despite years of thought to the contrary, there really aren't many, if any, binaries to human existence. Sexual and romantic preferences are definitely included in that, and the inability to look beyond the idea that you're either gay or you're straight has been one of the central iss...
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Chivalry of a Failed Knight Novel 1

Chivalry of a Failed Knight is one of those light novels that fans have been waiting for ever since the anime aired in 2015, and now Sol Press has delivered. ― Chivalry of a Failed Knight is one of those light novels that fans have been waiting for ever since the anime aired in 2015, and now Sol Press has delivered. The story is an interesting mix of the bog-standard and something much more engaging ...
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Middle-Aged Businessman, Arise in Another World!

"You definitely can't say that authors who write in the isekai genre aren't trying to come up with some novel angles, even if the substance of the content does not ultimately vary that much from norms." ― You definitely can't say that authors who write in the isekai genre aren't trying to come up with some novel angles, even if the substance of the content does not ultimately vary that much from norm...
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Re:Zero Anime's Season 2 Slated for Next April After Updated 1st Season

Season 1 reedited with some new footage for rerun starting in January ― The official website for the Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World- anime announced on Tuesday that the anime's second television season will premiere next April. The website lists the main cast and staff as returning. Before the second season, a new edit of the first season will premiere on January 1, and the website posted a ...
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Fragtime Anime's Production: Tear Studio Is Out of Contact & Unreachable

Animator reported not being paid after Tear's Twitter account went offline ― The official website for the Fragtime anime issued a notice on Tuesday that the anime's production has been unable to contact Tear Studio. Tear Studio had animated the Fragtime project. The notice stated that the anime's production tried to contact Tear Studio's representative for a status update, after reports about the stu...
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Production I.G Reveals Shika no Ō Anime Film's Staff, September 18 Opening

Masashi Ando, Masayuki Miyaji direct medical fantasy off Taku Kishimoto's script ― Production I.G revealed the main staff members and September 18 opening date for the anime film adaptation of Nahoko Uehashi's Shika no Ō (The Deer King) medical fantasy novel series on Tuesday. Masashi Ando (Princess Mononoke, Spirited Away, your name. character design, Tokyo Godfathers, Paranoia Agent, When Marnie Wa...
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The [email protected] Cinderella Girls' 'Spin-off!' Anime Short Streaming for Free

Orange animates 6-minute film about idols taking bride on a car chase ― Bandai Namco Entertainment is offering the "Spin-off!" anime short for The [email protected] Cinderella Girls franchise through its YouTube channel, and The [email protected] Cinderella Girls Starlight Stage and The [email protected] Cinderella Girls smartphone games on Monday. The short debuted for digital purchase on Amazon Prime Video on November ...
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'LovePlus Every' Smartphone Game's Return Slated for December 11

The official website for Konami's LovePlus franchise announced on Monday that the LovePlus EVERY smartphone game will return from maintenance on Wednesday, December 11. The company performed emergency maintenance on the game on October 31, followed by temporary maintenance on November 1. Konami then began performing another emergency maintenance that started on November 2. This maintenance was ori...
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Final Fantasy VII Remake Is Timed PS Exclusive Until March 2021

Square Enix's online store includes new box art for the Final Fantasy VII Remake game that shows that it is a timed PlayStation exclusive until March 3, 2021. The game will launch worldwide on PlayStation 4 on March 3, 2020. The game will have Deluxe, Digital Deluxe, and 1st Class Editions. The Deluxe Edition contains an art book, a mini-soundtrack CD, and a DLC Materia for Cactuar. The Digital De...
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Yes ka No ka Hanbun ka Boys-Love Anime Reveals Cast, Winter 2020 Debut

Atsushi Abe, Yoshihisa Kawahara reprise roles from novels' drama CD ― The BL FES!!-Boys Love Festival!!- project revealed the two main cast members for the anime of Michi Ichiho's Yes ka No ka Hanbun ka (Is It Yes, No, or Somewhere in Between?) boys-love light novel series on Tuesday. Atsushi Abe and Yoshihisa Kawahara are reprising their roles from the drama CD adaptation of the novels as Kei Kunied...
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Marudase Kintarō Boys-Love Manga Gets Anime Short

Incredible Kintaro sequel to screen with Yes ka No ka Hanbun ka film in BL FES next December ― The BL FES!!-Boys Love Festival!!- project announced on Tuesday that Naomi Guren's Marudase Kintarō (Kintarō Bares it All) boys-love manga is inspiring an anime short. The short will debut as part of the project's first event screenings in Tokyo's Shinjuku Wald 9 and other theaters in winter 2020. Guren rep...

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'Love Me, Love Me Not' Anime Film's Teaser Reveals Cast, Staff, May 29 Opening

Megumi Han, Marika Suzuki, Nobunaga Shimazaki, Sōma Saitō star in A-1 Pictures film ― The official website for the anime film of Io Sakisaka's Love Me, Love Me Not (Omoi, Omoware, Furi, Furare) manga began streaming a teaser trailer for the film on Tuesday. The teaser reveals the film's cast, staff, and May 29 opening date. The cast includes (clockwise from upper left in image above): Marika Suzuki (...
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Lupin III THE FIRST CG Anime Film Debuted at #2

Sumikko Gurashi drops to #4, Saekano film stays at #9, French City Hunter film at #10 Lupin III THE FIRST, the new anime film in Monkey Punch's Lupin III franchise, sold 220,000 tickets and earned 307,395,900 yen (about US$2.82 million) from Friday to Sunday. It sold 177,000 tickets for 244,827,850 yen (about US$2.26 million) from Saturday to Sunday to rank #2 in its opening weekend. The film earne...
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Code Geass's Lelouch Gets Keychain, Pen For His Birthday

Code Geass protagonist Lelouch Lamperouge celebrated his birthday on December 5. To commemorate the occasion, the iconic "bad boy" of anime is getting new merch items: a ballpoint pen and a keychain in the form of a fluffy cat toy. The pen is coated with lacquer and sprinkled with gold powder, evoking the traditional art of maki-e with modern printing techniques. The pen has Lelouch's name, his si...
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Setona Mizushiro Puts 'Sekai de Ichiban, Ore ga ◯◯' Manga on Hiatus Until February

Manga about 3 men competing to be 'most unhappy' launched in June 2016 ― This first 2020 issue of Kodansha's Evening magazine revealed on Tuesday that Setona Mizushiro's Sekai de Ichiban, Ore ga ◯◯ (I'm the Most __ in the World) manga will go on hiatus until the magazine's sixth issue, which will ship on February 25. Mizushiro launched the manga in Evening in June 2016. Kodansha shipped the seventh c...
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Boruto: Naruto Next Generations ‒ Episode 135

In his new superpowered form, the villain proves to be more than a match for Boruto and the gang.
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Akiko Higashimura's Gisō Furin Manga Ends in 8th Volume

Princess Jellyfish creator launched series in December 2017 ― Amazon's listing for the seventh compiled book volume of Akiko Higashimura's Gisō Furin (Disguised Adultery) manga is listing the series as ending in the eighth volume in spring 2020. The seventh volume will ship on Thursday. The manga's story begins when the protagonist goes vacationing abroad after tiring of dating, and has a "forbidden ...
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Type-Moon Museum Will Recreate Kinoko Nasu's Workspace

Museum celebrating Fate/Stay Night's 15th anniversary will run from December 20 to April 5 ― The upcoming Type-Moon Museum shared details about the contents of the exhibit on Friday. According to the museum's website, the venue will have an area recreating Fate/Stay Night creator Kinoko Nasu's workspace, as well as a 13-meter map projection showing the entirety of Fuyuki City, the fictional Japanese ...
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Life-Sized Deku Will Make His Mark at Tower Records Exhibit

The Shibuya Tower Records will hold an exhibit for the upcoming Boku no Hero Academia the Movie -Heroes: Rising- (My Hero Academia the Movie -Heroes: Rising-) anime film from December 20, the film's premiere date in Japan, to January 19. Besides exhibiting stand-up panels of the characters, reproductions of key animation from the first three TV anime seasons, and the series' key visuals, it will a...
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Dr. Stone ‒ Episode 23

Welcome to Dr. Stone’s science fair week!
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Gungrave G.O.R.E PS4 Game Delayed to 2020

― The official website for Iggymob's Gungrave G.O.R.E (Gungrave Gore) PlayStation 4 game announced on Monday that the game has been delayed from December 2019 to 2020. The delay will allow developers to make the game "cooler" and "greater than they originally planned." Yasuhiro Nightow, a veteran of the previous Gungrave games and anime, is returning as "image director." Iggymob's Jun is the produce...
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Fire Force ‒ Episode 20

There is barely a plot to recap, and hardly anything that could be considered a complex or resonant emotional core, but the good guys use their magic fire punches to hit the bad guys really hard, and Fire Force is almost always at its best when it keeps things simple like this, and puts the emphasis on what it's good at.
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Bayonetta, Vanquish Games Get 10th Anniversary Bundle on February 18

Announcement trailer streamed for action game bundle ― Sega announced on Monday that it will release Platinum Games' Bayonetta and Vanquish games together in a 10th anniversary bundle physically and digitally for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on February 18. The official YouTube channel for PlayStation began streaming an announcement trailer. The Bayonetta & Vanquish 10th Anniversary Bundle will hav...
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Last 1st Generation AKB48 Idol Minami Minegishi Announces Graduation

Minegishi famously shaved her head in 2013 as restitution for dating ― 27-year-old Minami Minegishi announced her graduation from the AKB48 idol unit at the "AKB48 Theater: 14th Anniversary Special Performance" on Sunday. Minegishi was the last first-generation AKB48 idol to graduate from the group. Minegishi debuted as a member of the first generation of AKB48 in December 2005. In 2008, she formed a...
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Fate/Grand Order Characters Rayshift to Past Arima Kinen Horse Races

Japan Racing Association launches interactive website in collaboration with FGO anime ― In the Fate/Grand Order smartphone game and anime series, Rayshifts allow the characters to time travel by projecting their spirits into the past. In a new collab between the Fate series and the Japan Racing Association (JRA), the main cast of Fate/Grand Order Absolute Demonic Front: Babylonia has traveled back in...

Funimation Adds Angel Beats!, ALDNOAH.ZERO, Valvrave the Liberator Anime to Catalog

Also: Tamayura: Hitotose, Boogiepop Phantom, Sound of the Sky, Sengoku Collection, Ninja Nonsense ― Funimation announced on Monday that it will add eight anime from Aniplex and Nozomi Entertainment to its streaming service this week. The company will add the following anime from Aniplex this week: Angel Beats! ALDNOAH.ZERO Valvrave the Liberator Funimation will add the following anime from Nozomi Ent...
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Singer Shoko Nakagawa Selected as an Olympic Torchbearer

Tokyo 2020 Olympic Torch Relay will take place from March 26 to July 24 ― Voice actress and singer Shoko Nakagawa announced on Twitter on Sunday that she has been selected as a torchbearer for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Torch Relay. She will be the representative of the Nakano ward in Tokyo. 大ニュース!!なんと!2020東京オリンピック 中野区代表聖火ランナーに、中川翔子選ばれました!!!夢みたい!生まれてずっと中野区民、最高の名誉、ありがとうございます!ちび太の聖火ランナーの絵本を描いていたのが現実になるなんて!...
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Sword Art Online Aliciation Lycoris Game Releases on May 22 in N. America, Europe, SEA

Game for PS4, Xbox One, PC launches in Japan on May 21 ― Bandai Namco Entertainment's divisions in North America, Europe, and Southeast Asia all announced on Monday that the Sword Art Online Alicization: Lycoris game will launch for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC via Steam on May 22 in those regions. The game will launch on May 21 in Japan. The game follows the same basic storyline as the Sword Art ...
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New Blood-C Live-Action Film's Sequel Debuts in Summer 2020

Takumi Kizu joins cast of new installment in CLAMP, Production I.G's franchise ― The official website for Blood-Club Dolls, the new live-action film in Production I.G and CLAMP's Blood-C franchise, announced on Monday that a sequel film is slated to premiere in summer 2020. The title of the sequel is Blood-Club Dolls 2. The website also revealed the staff and cast of the film. Takumi Kizu (Uchū Senta...
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ORESUKI's Pansy Gets Figure Showing Her True Form

Warning: This article contains spoilers for ORESUKI: Are you the only one who loves me? episode 3. At first glance, Pansy from ORESUKI seems like a shy bookworm type, with her thick glasses and braided hair... until she strips and reveals her model-like figure. Aniplex has unveiled a 1/7 scale figure capturing this precise moment from the anime. The figure is available for order from the Aniplex+ ...
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That Blue Sky Feeling GN 3

"That Blue Sky Feeling ends with the idea that it doesn't matter who you love; what matters is that you love them." ― Despite years of thought to the contrary, there really aren't many, if any, binaries to human existence. Sexual and romantic preferences are definitely included in that, and the inability to look beyond the idea that you're either gay or you're straight has been one of the central iss...
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Idoly Pride Multimedia Project Gets TV Anime

Yū Kinome directs anime as CAAnimation's 1st project ― The official website for the Idoly Pride multimedia project revealed on Monday that the franchise is getting a television anime by CyberAgent's CAAnimation label. The website also began streaming the first promotional video for the project. The staff will reveal more information about the television anime in March. English text on the project's p...
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Toilet-Bound Hanako-kun Anime Reveals 2nd Promo Video, More Cast, Theme Song Artists

Yūma Uchida, Minako Sato join cast for series premiering on January 9 ― The official website for the television anime adaptation of Iro Aida's Toilet-Bound Hanako-kun (Jibaku Shōnen Hanako-kun) manga began streaming the show's second promotional video on Monday. The video reveals and previews the opening theme song "No.7" by "Chibaku Shōnen Band," a new musical unit comprised of Yoji Ikuta (from Peng...

Yoh Yoshinari, Trigger's BNA: Brand New Animal Anime Reveals Cast, Visual, Story, April 2020 Debut

Sumire Morohoshi, Yoshimasa Hosoya, Maria Naganawa, Kaito Ishikawa star in original anime ― Trigger opened a website on Monday for its original television anime BNA: Brand New Animal, revealing the anime's main cast and April 2020 premiere. The anime will air on Fuji TV's "+Ultra" programming block. The main cast includes: Sumire Morohoshi as Michiru Kagemori, a tanuki-human and high school student w...
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Too Kyo Games, Kazutaka Kodaka Reveal Death Come True 'Full Motion Video Game' Project

Project to reveal lead actor on Tuesday ― Too Kyo Games revealed on Monday that it is developing a new project titled Death Come True. The Twitter account for the game studio stated the project is a "live-action movie game," and the Twitter account for the project itself describes the project as "a full motion video game." Kazutaka Kodaka is directing the project and writing the scenario. Kodaka had ...
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Granblue Fantasy: Versus PS4 Fighting Game's Trailer Previews Metera

Game ships in West in Q1 2020 ― The official YouTube channel for PlayStation began streaming a character trailer for Cygames and Arc System Works' Granblue Fantasy: Versus PlayStation 4 fighting game on Monday. The video previews Metera. XSEED Games and Marvelous Europe will release the game in North America and Europe, respectively, in the first quarter of 2020. Both companies will also release a Ph...
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Tekken 7 Game Reveals Season Pass 3 Characters Ganryu, Fahkumram

Leroy Smith character trailer also posted, with character release slated for Tuesday ― Bandai Namco Entertainment America began streaming two new trailers for its Tekken 7 game on Sunday. The trailers reveal two new characters for the game's third Season Pass, including returning character Ganryu, and Muay Thai fighter Fahkumram. Bandai Namco Entertainment America is also streaming a trailer for its ...
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Kochikame Manga Returns to Shonen Jump for Special 1-Shot

― The second 2020 issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine revealed on Monday that the magazine's third issue on December 16 will publish a special one-shot chapter for Osamu Akimoto's KochiKame manga. The special chapter is in commemoration of Akimoto receiving the 2019 Medal with Purple Ribbon honor in November. The medal is awarded to "individuals who have contributed to academic and artis...
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Meow Meow Japanese History Anime Film's Trailer Previews Theme Song

Film opens in Japan on February 22 ― The official Twitter account for Eiga Neko Neko Nihonshi ~Ryōma no Hachamecha Time Travel ze yo!~ (Meow Meow Japanese History the Movie: Ryōma's Topsy-Turvy Time Travel!), a feature film for the television anime of Kenji Sonishi's Meow Meow Japanese History (Neko Neko Nihonshi) manga, began streaming a trailer for the film on Monday. The video previews the film's ...
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Viz Media, Manga Plus Add Agravity Boys Manga in English

Also available in Spanish via Manga Plus ― Both Viz Media's Shonen Jump service and Shueisha's Manga Plus service launched Atsushi Nakamura's Agravity Boys manga in English on Monday. The manga is also available in Spanish on Manga Plus. The manga launched in Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine on the same day. Shueisha describes the manga: The year 2118... Four young astronauts head out to the st...
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Danganronpa's Kazutaka Kodaka to Announce New Game on Monday

― Writer Kazutaka Kodaka announced on his Twitter account on Sunday that he will announce a new game on Monday. Kodaka co-founded the Too Kyo Games company in 2018, and the company is working on the Death March Club game, as well as a new anime in collaboration with Studio Pierrot. Kodaka is perhaps most famous as the writer for Spike Chunsoft's Danganronpa adventure game series. The game series' la...
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Key Unveils New Version of Summer Pockets Game With Added Features

Summer Pockets REFLECTION BLUE adds new heroines, routes, text, songs, more ― Visual Art's/Key revealed during a live stream on Saturday that it is producing a new version of its Summer Pockets game titled Summer Pockets REFLECTION BLUE. The game will feature a new heroine named Shiki Kamiyama, the promotion of the characters Miki Nomura and Shizuku Mizuori as heroines, a new route for the character ...
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Actor Onoe Kikunosuke V Injured During Nausicaä Kabuki Stage Play

Production canceled Sunday evening performance but will continue on Monday ― Kabuki actor Onoe Kikunosuke V (right in image below) suffered an injury during the daytime performance of the kabuki stage play adaptation of Hayao Miyazaki's Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind manga on Sunday, and the production canceled the day's evening performance. The performances are continuing as scheduled on Monday....

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A3! Anime's Video Previews Opening Song

Anime about aspiring actors premieres 1st half on January 13, ending songs' CD ships on March 4 ― The official website for the anime of Liber Entertainment's A3! actor-training smartphone game began streaming a promotional video for the anime's "Spring" part on Sunday. The video previews the anime's opening theme song "Act! Addict! Actors!" (the words represented by the "A3" in the franchise's name)....
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Sacks&Guns!! Sci-Fi Anime Casts Kanon Obata as Heroine Memenpu

1,400 auditioned to star in Satelight, Project Anime anime ― The official blog for Project Anima announced on Monday that Kanon Obata will voice the role of the heroine Memenpu in Sacks&Guns!!, Satelight's anime of Nekotarō Inui's Sakugan Labyrinth Marker (Drilling Labyrinth Marker) novel. Obata and Project Anima staff took a photograph featuring a standee depicting Memenpu (seen below). 1,400 people...

Actor Rene Auberjonois Passes Away at 79

Actor played Star Trek: Deep Space 9's Odo, voiced Little Nemo, The Cat Returns roles ― Actor Rene Auberjonois passed away on Sunday, December 8 due to metastatic lung cancer. He was 79. Auberjonois was a prolific actor on both stage and the screen, and he is perhaps best known for his roles as Odo in Star Trek: Deep Space 9 and Father John Mulcahy in the 1970 MASH film. He played many roles over the...
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The List - 5 Best Ladies of My Hero Academia

Jacki looks over the roster of female heroes and villains to finally proclaim which is "Best Girl." ― My Hero Academia is full of characters with amazing abilities and powers. Some can alternate between blasts of ice and fire! Others can explode with a clap of their hands. Not all powers are focused on strength, either. Sometimes nullifying other characters' powers or being able to out maneuver a fo...
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Gundam Build Divers Re:RISE ‒ Episode 10

If you die in Gundam Build Divers Re:RISE, do you die in real life??
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Assassins Pride ‒ Episode 9

The full truth about Kufa has finally come out: he's a half-lancanthrope.
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Aoashi Soccer Manga's 'Big News' is 3 Collaborations

― The combined second and third 2020 issue of Shogakukan's Weekly Big Comic Spirits magazine revealed on Monday that the previously teased "big news" for Yūgo Kobayashi's Aoashi manga is three sets of collaborations. The issue published the manga's 200th chapter on Monday. The collaborations include a second collaboration with TBS' Super Soccer program, a collaboration with the JFA's U-18 league for...
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Ni no Kuni Manga Ends on January 9

Ran Kuze launched manga with original story in April ― The January issue of Kodansha's Bessatsu Shōnen Magazine revealed on Monday that Ran Kuze's Ni no Kuni: Hikari no Kōkeisha to Neko no Ōji (The Successor of Light and the Cat Prince) manga will end in the magazine's February issue, which will ship on January 9. The manga adapts Level 5's Ni no Kuni franchise. Kuze (Tenshin - World War Angel, Tokyo...
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Ryōsuke Fuji's Fairy gone Manga Ends

Manga launched in Bessatsu Shōnen Magazine in April ― The January issue of Kodansha's Bessatsu Shōnen Magazine published the final chapter on Monday of Ryōsuke Fuji's Fairy gone manga. The manga's second volume will ship on January 9. The manga is an adptation fo P.A. Works' original television anime Fairy gone. Fuji (Attack on Titan: Lost Girls) launched the manga in Bessatsu Shōnen Magazine on Apri...
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Naruto to Boruto: Shinobi Striker Game's 15th DLC Character is Ino Yamanaka

Character arrives in game "soon" ― The second 2020 issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine revealed on Monday that Ino Yamanaka will be the 15th DLC character for Bandai Namco Entertainment's Naruto to Boruto: Shinobi Striker game. The character will arrive in the game "soon." The game's second season pass so far also includes Zabuza Momochi, Haku, Ohnoki, Killer Bee, and Sasuke Uchiha (from ...
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Dr. Stone Manga Has 'Important Announcement' on December 16

― The second 2020 issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine teased on Monday that Boichi and Riichirou Inagaki's Dr. Stone manga will have an "important announcement" in the magazine's third issue, which will ship on December 16. Dr. Stone will also have a stage presentation at the Jump Festa '20 event on December 22 at 2:40 p.m. JST. Boichi (Sun-Ken Rock) and Inagaki (author of Eyeshield 21) ...
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We Never Learn: BOKUBEN Franchise Has 'Important Announcement' at Jump Festa '20 Event

― The second 2020 issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine teased on Monday that Taishi Tsutsui's We Never Learn (Boku-tachi wa Benkyō ga Dekinai) manga franchise will have an "important announcement" at the Jump Festa '20 event. The event will be held from December 21-22, and the "important announcement" will be during a presentation at the Weekly Shonen Jump booth at the event on December 2...
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ID: INVADED Virtual World Suspense Anime Reveals Song Artists, 1-Hour January 5 Debut

MIYAVI, soundbreakers, Starro, more contribute insert songs ― The official website for the original television anime project ID: INVADED announced the artists who are contributing insert songs for the series, as well as the anime's January 5 premiere. The following musical artists are contributing songs for these episodes: Episode Artist 1 MIYAVI 4 MIYAVI 6 Kenmochi Hidefumi (Wednesday Campanella) 9 ...
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Plunderer Anime's 4th Promo Video Reveals More Cast, January 8 Debut

Aoi Yūki plays mysterious girl, Miku Ito's opening song also previewed for action fantasy ― The official website for the anime of Suu Minazuki's Plunderer manga began streaming the fourth promotional video for the anime on Sunday. The video unveils another cast member and the January 8 premiere date for the anime, and it also previews Miku Ito's opening theme song "Plunderer." Aoi Yūki will play Mizu...
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Voice Actor Johnny Yong Bosch Confirms Role as Broly from Dragon Ball Franchise

― Voice actor Johnny Yong Bosch confirmed in various responses to users on Twitter on December 3 that he is voicing the Broly character from the Dragon Ball franchise. While Bosch did not specify in what medium or project he is voicing the character, the character Broly from the Dragon Ball Super: Broly film joined the cast of playable characters in Bandai Namco Entertainment's Dragon Ball FighterZ ...
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Ōsama Ranking Comedy Manga About Good-For-Nothing Prince Gets Anime

Sōsuke Tōka's story of powerless prince with big dreams, only one friend ― The official Twitter account for Sōsuke Tōka's Ōsama Ranking (King Ranking) manga announced on Sunday that the manga is receiving an anime adaptation. The web manga centers around Bojji, a deaf, powerless prince who cannot even wield a children's sword. As the firstborn son, he strives hard and dreams of becoming the world's g...
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Japanese Government's New Draft Plan for Copyright Law Revision Allows for Screenshots

Government hopes to finalize draft bill by January for submission to Diet in early 2020 ― Japan's Agency for Cultural Affairs revealed at a meeting of experts on November 27 a draft of a plan that would allow screenshots of copyrighted works (including manga, video games, and literary works) under a revision of Japan's copyright laws. A subcommittee of Japan's Agency for Cultural Affairs agreed on a ...
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'The 8th son? Are you kidding me?' TV Anime Reveals More Cast, April 2020 Premiere

New key visual also revealed ― The official website for the television anime of Y.A.'s Hachinantte Sore wa Nai Deshō! (The 8th son? Are you kidding me?) light novel series revealed the show's April 2020 premiere and additional cast on Sunday. The site also revealed a new key visual: The new cast includes: (Note: Character name romanizations for all characters are not official.) Yuuna Mimura as Louise...
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Right Stuf, Eleven Arts Reveal Trade-in Programs for A Silent Voice, Maquia Anime Film Releases

― Right Stuf and Eleven Arts announced on Thursday that they have launched trade-in programs for those who have purchased the home video releases of the A Silent Voice and Maquia: When The Promised Flower Blooms films. Those who participate in the program and return their copy of either film will receive a US$35 discount on the limited editions of those films. Right Stuf and Eleven Arts released the...
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Inu to Neko Docchimo Katteru to Mainichi Tanoshii Pet Manga Gets Anime

Manga about raising sweet dog, vicious cat by Survival Game Club's Hidekichi Matsumoto ― Manga creator Hidekichi Matsumoto announced on her Twitter account on Sunday that her essay manga Inu to Neko Docchimo Katteru to Mainichi Tanoshii (I Enjoy Raising Both a Dog and a Cat Every Day) will get an anime adaptation. The manga recounts Matsumoto's daily life while raising both a sweet, innocent dog and ...

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Love Live! Sunshine!!'s Riko Breaks Out the Puns in 7-Eleven Sandwich Ad

Convenience store chain 7-Eleven released an ad for its sandwiches on Thursday, featuring narration by Love Live! Sunshine!! character Riko Sakurauchi (voiced by Rikako Aida). The ad brings out a stream puns, eventually escalating to galaxy level. Riko starts by counting sandwiches: "Ikko (one), niko (two), sanko (three." Then she counts again, this time changing some letters around: "Ikko, Riko, ...
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Sword Art Online Alicization: Lycoris Game Slated for May 21 in Japan

SAO game special with Yoshitsugu Matsuoka to stream live tonight ― The official Twitter account for the Sword Art Online games announced on Sunday that Bandai Namco Entertainment will launch its Sword Art Online Alicization: Lycoris game on May 21 in Japan. Store pre-orders will begin on Monday, December 9. A "SAO Home Console Game Series 2019 Retrospective With Yoshitsugu Matsuoka" and "SAO Alicizat...
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The Pet Girl of Sakurasou Illustrator Celebrates Series 10th Anniversary

The Pet Girl of Sakurasou light novel illustrator Keeji Mizoguchi posted an image to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the series on Sunday. He wrote: "In October 10, I accepted the request to work on character designs, and in January the next year, the first volume was published. Congratulations to The Pet Girl of Sakurasou for its 10th anniversary, and thank you so much! It's been 10 years sin...
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Psycho-Pass 3 ‒ Episode 7

In which Sibyl's plan becomes clear. A lot happens in this, the penultimate episode of Psycho-Pass 3. We get a resolution to the third case, learn more about Bifrost, and even get a peek at Akane's plan. But it also has some interesting character work worth talking about—especially when it comes to Kei. Over the course of the series, it's become more and more clear that while Arata may be cut out...
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Doraemon Gets Its Own Film Festival in February

All 39 Doraemon films, plus 14 accompanying short films/specials will be screened at Jimbocho Theater ― The popular children's anime Doraemon will get a film festival all to itself in February next year. From February 1 to March 5, Shogakukan's Jimbocho Theater will screen all 39 Doraemon films, plus 14 short films/specials that were initially screened alongside the feature films. All films that were...
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Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma: The Fourth Plate ‒ Episode 9

It's also feeling like this whole team shokugeki was just too ambitious. There are far too many characters with way too many cook-offs, and if twelve episodes wasn't enough to fill it, twenty-four is way too many.
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Legend of the Galactic Heroes: Die Neue These Second ‒ Episode 11

It's easy to guess at the beginning that the ketchup's about to hit the fan in this episode of Legend of the Galactic Heroes, even if you're unfamiliar with previous iterations of the material. The framing of Kircheis's entrance into the post-victory ceremony, with special mind paid to him having to check his gun at the door, is pretty effective foreshadowing. That's not necessarily a bad thing; ...
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Blade of the Immortal ‒ Episode 10

The lack of cohesion takes what has the potential to be a haunting and evocative piece of violent period drama and transforms it into, well, a rushed and scattershot manga adaptation that feels like it is getting across the gist of the source material, but at a cost that might be too great for the show to bear,
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No Guns Life ‒ Episode 9

How close are we to the transfiguration of late capitalism's death spasms into a medieval sense of terrible and religious awe towards our incomprehensibly wealthy overlords? Good sci-fi is never too far-removed from modernity.
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Chivalry of a Failed Knight Novel 1

Chivalry of a Failed Knight is one of those light novels that fans have been waiting for ever since the anime aired in 2015, and now Sol Press has delivered. ― Chivalry of a Failed Knight is one of those light novels that fans have been waiting for ever since the anime aired in 2015, and now Sol Press has delivered. The story is an interesting mix of the bog-standard and something much more engaging ...
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Dragon Quest Retsuden: Emblem of Roto Sequel Manga Ends on January 4

Manga launched in 2004 as sequel to Dragon Quest Saga: Emblem of Roto manga ― This year's 24th issue of Square Enix's Young Gangan magazine revealed on Friday that Kamui Fujiwara's Dragon Quest Retsuden: Roto no Monshō - Monshō o Tsugumono-tachi e (Dragon Quest: Emblem of Roto ~To the Children who inherit the Emblem~) manga will end in the magazine's second 2020 issue, which will ship on January 4. T...
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Kodansha to Open Mixalive Tokyo Entertainment Venue in Ikebukuro

Building with 9 floors, 2 basement floors to feature event halls for King Records, Nelke Planning, more ― Japanese publisher Kodansha announced on Friday that it will open a new nine-floor entertainment venue building called Mixalive TOKYO in Ikebukuro on March 19, 2020. The building will feature "live" content for manga, novels, children's books, practical books, gravure works, and fashion. Kodansha...
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Jordan Vogt-Roberts: New Draft Script Turned In for Metal Gear Solid Film

― Filmmaker Jordan Vogt-Roberts stated on Twitter on Wednesday that his staff have turned in a new draft for Sony Pictures' live-action film adaptation of the Metal Gear Solid video game series. Vogt-Roberts said the draft is "full [Hideo] Kojima-quirk and full Military surrealism." He added he is hoping to meet with a specific actor "very soon." Entertainment news website Variety reported in Novemb...
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Saikyō Jump, Jump+ Magazines Launch Gag Manga Competition With Anime Adaptation as Prize

Winner to have anime adaptation on Oha-Suta variety program ― Shueisha's Saikyō Jump magazine, the Shonen Jump+ app and website, the variety program Oha-Suta, and Bandai's vendor division are collaborating on a "Jump Saikyō Gag Manga Award" competition, which launched on Friday. Contestants can submit their entries until February 6. The competition is for a manga that would be a good fit for both Sai...
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Granblue Fantasy: Versus PS4 Fighting Game's Trailers Preview Lowain, Ladiva

Game ships in West in Q1 2020 ― The official YouTube channel for PlayStation began streaming a character trailer for Cygames and Arc System Works' Granblue Fantasy: Versus PlayStation 4 fighting game on Friday. The video previews Lowain. XSEED Games similarly streamed a similar video for Ladiva on Saturday. XSEED Games and Marvelous Europe will release the game in North America and Europe, respective...
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Sentai Filmworks Sends Final Funds from GoFundMe Campaign to Kyoto Animation

Campaign had raised US$2,367,030 ― Sentai Filmworks confirmed on Friday that it has sent the final distribution of funds from its GoFundMe campaign to the Kyoto Animation studio. Sentai Filmworks stated it had sent "nearly all" of the funds to the studio on November 21, leaving a "small percentage" for credit card processing purposes. Now, the final distribution of reserved funds is complete. Sentai ...
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Princess Maker: Faery Tales Come True Game Launches in English on Switch, PC on December 23

CFK to also release Princess Maker Go! Go! Princess on same date ― Korean game publisher CFK began streaming a launch trailer on Friday for its release of the Princess Maker: Faery Tales Come True (Princess Maker: Yumemiru Yōsei) game for the Nintendo Switch as well as PC via Steam. The company will release the game in English for both Switch and PC on December 23 (the game will launch in Japanese on...
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Konami Streams 13-Minute Features Video for TurboGrafx-16/PC Engine Mini Console

Console debuts in N. America, Europe, Japan on March 19, 2020 ― Konami began streaming a "features" video on Friday for its TurboGrafx-16 mini console. The company is also streaming videos for the European and Japanese versions of the console. The console is a compact device pre-loaded with games from the catalog of NEC's original TurboGrafx-16 console. The console will launch in North America, Europ...

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My Hero Academia Ranks #11 on New York Times Graphic Books Bestseller's December List

― The first volume of Kohei Horikoshi's My Hero Academia manga ranked #11 on The New York Times' monthly Graphic Books and Manga bestseller list released in early December. The New York Times posted its first Graphic Books and Manga bestseller list in October, and it is one category of the newspaper's new bestseller lists. Dragon Ball Super volume 6 ranked at #14 on the list in October, and My Hero ...
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My Hero Academia Ranks #3 on U.S. Monthly Bookscan November List

Berserk, Demon Slayer, Uzumaki, One Piece, JoJo's Bizarre Adventure also rank ― Kohei Horikoshi's My Hero Academia manga volume 1 ranked #3 on NPD BookScan's Top 20 adult graphic novels list for November. This month's list featured 11 manga volumes, including: #3 — Kōhei Horikoshi's My Hero Academia volume 1 #4 — Kentarou Miura's Berserk Deluxe volume 3 #7 — Kōhei Horikoshi's My Hero Academia volume ...
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Crunchyroll Posts 41-Minute Documentary Video for Food Wars Anime

Video features interviews with anime's staff ― Crunchyroll began streaming a 41-minute documentary video on Friday about the making of the Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma television anime franchise. The video features interviews with the anime's staff at J.C. Staff. Crunchyroll previously posted a similar documentary about the Dr. Stone anime in September, and then revealed at the Anime NYC event in Nov...
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Kingdom Hearts III Game's DLC Briefly Listed With January 23 Debut on PS4, February 25 Debut on Xbox One

― The official YouTube channel for Square Enix's Kingdom Hearts franchise briefly posted a video on Friday that revealed new information about the planned DLC for the Kingdom Hearts III game. The video description listed that the planned DLC, titled "Re Mind," would launch on PlayStation 4 on January 23 and on Xbox One on February 25. The video was uploaded on Friday as an "unlisted" video, meaning ...
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Moriarty the Patriot, Kemono Jihen Manga Both Have 'Important Announcements' in January

― The January 2020 issue of Shueisha's Jump SQ. magazine teased on Wednesday that Ryōsuke Takeuchi and Hikaru Miyoshi's Yūkoku no Moriarty (Moriarty the Patriot) manga and Shō Aimoto's Kemono Jihen (Monster Incidents) manga will both have an "important announcement" in the magazine's February issue, which will ship on January 4. Both manga will be featured on the cover of the February issue. Moriart...
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14 New Manga Launch on LINE App Including Adaptation of Star Wars Rebels TV Series

Mr. Osomatsu spinoff, manga with story by Yokō Tarō to also launch ― The LINE Corporation announced on Friday that the LINE app will launch 14 new manga including Akira Aoki's Star Wars Hanransha-tachi (Star Wars Rebels) manga and Wanyanpu's Urumatsu-san manga. Star Wars Rebels debuted on Friday and adapts the Star Wars Rebels animated series. Urumatsu-san is a spinoff of Fujio Akatsuka's Osomatsu-ku...
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ORESAMA Performs Zashiki-Warashi no Tatami-chan Mini Anime's Theme Song

Zero-G to animate story of sardonic ghost directed, scripted by Hi Score Girl's Rensuke Oshikiri ― The Makuake crowdfunding page for manga creator Rensuke Oshikiri's mini anime project Zashiki-Warashi no Tatami-chan (Tatami-chan the Guest Room Spirit) announced on Friday that ORESAMA will perform the project's theme song. Oshikiri launched a crowdfunding campaign for the project on October 25, and it...
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Kadokawa's Original Maesetsu! Anime Reveals Character Designs, 2020 Premiere

Maesetsu! Channel TV program premieres December/January ― The official website for Kadokawa's original anime Maesetsu! announced on Friday that the anime will premiere in Japan in 2020. Maesetsu! Channel, a television program to promote the anime, will launch in Japan on either December 30 or January 6. The anime will have a New Year Presentation in Akihabara on January 7. The website also revealed n...
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IFF Toronto Event to Host Voice Actress Marina Inoue

Event on June 19-21 to be held at Metro Toronto Convention Centre ― The staff of the International Fan Festival Toronto (IFF Toronto) 2020 event announced on Friday that voice actress Marina Inoue will appear as a guest. The convention will mark Inoue's first convention appearance in Toronto. Inoue's anime voice roles include Attack on Titan's Armin Arlert, Gurren Lagann's Yoko Littner, My Hero Acade...
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Stars Align ‒ Episode 9

It's still clear that in Stars Align, there's no such thing as a perfectly happy family.
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The Wonderland Anime Film Screens in U.S., Canada on January 31

Trailer previews English-subtitled screening ― Eleven Arts announced on Friday that it will screen Keiichi Hara's The Wonderland (Birthday Wonderland) anime film in theaters in the United States and Canada on January 31. The screening will have Japanese dialogue with English subtitles. The company also began streaming a trailer for the film. Eleven Arts describes the film: On the day before her birth...
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Koisuru Asteroid Anime's 2nd Promo Video Previews Theme Songs

Anime about astronomy club premieres on January 3 ― The official website for the television anime of Quro's Koisuru Asteroid (Asteroid in Love) manga began streaming the second promotional video on Friday. The video previews the opening theme song "Aruiteikō!" (Let's Go for a Walk!) by Nao Toyama and the the ending theme song "Yozora" (Night Sky) by Minori Suzuki. The website also updated the anime's...
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Tsugumomo Anime's 2nd Season Reveals Promo, More Cast, April Premiere

Shogo Sakata, Riho Sugiyama, Mami Uchida, Yūko Ōno join cast ― The official website for the Tsugumomo television anime revealed on Friday the first promotional video, a key visual, additional cast, staff, and the April 2020 premiere for Tsugu Tsugumomo, the series' second season. The newly announced characters and cast members are: Shogo Sakata as Akito Ashimine Riho Sugiyama as Arumi Ashimine Mami U...
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Cautious Hero: The Hero Is Overpowered but Overly Cautious ‒ Episode 9

If you thought that plot twist at the very end of the previous episode of Cautious Hero was a case of tonal whiplash, just wait until you watch the beginning of this one.
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Middle-Aged Businessman, Arise in Another World!

"You definitely can't say that authors who write in the isekai genre aren't trying to come up with some novel angles, even if the substance of the content does not ultimately vary that much from norms." ― You definitely can't say that authors who write in the isekai genre aren't trying to come up with some novel angles, even if the substance of the content does not ultimately vary that much from norm...
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Ascendance of a Bookworm ‒ Episode 10

This episode firms up a theory I've had ever since Benno explained The Devouring: the reason that only nobles have magic is that they are the only ones with the money and connections necessary to survive long enough to manifest and control it.
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Latest One Piece Cup Noodle Ad Shows Vivi's Heartbreaking Departure

In spring, Cup Noodle launched its "Hungry Days" animated ad campaign focusing on the One Piece characters in school uniforms, leaving fans "hungry" for more. Since then, Cup Noodle has released two ads focusing on Zoro and Nami's school days. The third ad, which was released online on Friday, focuses on Vivi and her heartbreaking departure from her friends after transferring to a new school. The ...

Knights of the Zodiac: Saint Seiya CG Anime's 2nd Part Premieres Worldwide on January 23

Netflix began streaming 1st 6-episode part in July ― The official website for Knights of the Zodiac: Saint Seiya, the CG anime remake of Masami Kurumada's Saint Seiya (Knights of the Zodiac) manga, revealed on Friday that the second six-episode part of the first season of the anime will begin streaming on Netflix worldwide on January 23. All six episodes will debut simultaneously. The website also re...
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Itai no wa Iya nano de Bōgyoryoku ni Kyokufuri Shitai to Omoimasu. Anime Casts Saori Hayami, Ai Kakuma

Nanaka Suwa, Noriaki Sugiyama, Satomi Satou also join cast ― The official website for the television anime of Yuumikan's Itai no wa Iya nano de Bōgyoryoku ni Kyokufuri Shitai to Omoimasu. (All points are divided to VIT because a painful one isn't liked., literally "I Think I'd Like to Max Out All My Points on VIT Since I Don't Like to be in Pain") light novel series revealed five additional cast memb...
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Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? Infinite Combate Game Heads West in 2020

PQube releases game for Switch, PS4, PC ― PQube announced on Friday that it will release 5pb.'s Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? Infinite Combate game for the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and PC in the West in 2020. The company also began streaming an announcement trailer. The game is based on the Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? (Dungeon ni Deai o Motomeru no wa ...
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Maki Enjoji's An Incurable Case of Love Manga Gets Bonus Chapter

Manga is inspiring live-action TV series adaptation ― The January 2020 issue of Shogakukan's Petit Comic magazine revealed on Saturday that it will publish a bonus chapter for Maki Enjōji's An Incurable Case of Love (Koi wa Tsuzuku yo Doko made mo) manga in the magazine's February issue, which ships on January 8. The manga will be featured on the cover of the February issue, and the bonus chapter wil...
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Isekai Quartet 2 Anime Reveals January 14 Premiere, Theme Songs

Minoru Ashina returns to direct, script series at Studio Puyukai ― The official website for the Isekai Quartet anime revealed on Friday theme song information and the January 14 premiere for the show's second season, Isekai Quartet 2. The anime will premiere on Tokyo MX on January 14 late at night at 12:30 a.m. (effectively January 15), before debuting later on MBS, BS11, and AT-X. Satoshi Hino, Jun ...
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Twittering Birds Never Fly Boys-Love Anime Film Reveals Visual, February 15 Opening

Tarusuke Shingaki, Wataru Hatano star as yakuza boss, bodyguard ― The official website for Saezuru Tori wa Habatakanai - The Clouds Gather, the anime film of Kou Yoneda's boys-love manga Twittering Birds Never Fly (Saezuru Tori wa Habatakanai), revealed a key visual and the February 15 premiere on Friday. Tarusuke Shingaki and Wataru Hatano are reprising the main character roles from the earlier dram...
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Japan's Video Game Rankings, November 25-December 1

Pokémon Sword & Shield stays at #1; SD Gundam debuts at #2, #3; 13 Sentinels at #4 ― Japan's Game Ranking: November 25-December 1 Rank System Title Publisher Release Date Weekly Copies Total Copies 1NSwPokémon Sword & Shield Nintendo November 15 275,959 2,023,043 2PS4SD Gundam G Generation Cross Rays Bandai Namco Entertainment November 28 64,538 64,538 3NSwSD Gundam G Generation Cross Rays Bandai Na...
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Japan's Animation TV Ranking, November 25-December 1

Lupin III TV special earns 10.1% rating ― Last week's episode of the live-action series adaptation of Ryo Ikuemi's G Senjō no Anata to Watashi (You and I on the G string) manga aired on TBS on Tuesday, November 26 at 10:00 p.m., and it earned an 8.6% rating. Title Station Date Time Length Average Household Rating Sazae-san Fuji TV December 1 (Sun) 18:30 30 min. 12.4 Lupin III Prison of the Past NTV N...
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Fairy gone Anime's Video Previews Show's Climax

Series will have total of 24 episodes ― The official website for P.A. Works' original television anime Fairy gone began streaming a new promotional video for the anime on Friday that previews the show's climax. The anime premiered on April 7, and the second of the anime's two cours (quarters of the year) then premiered on October 6. The anime will have eight Blu-ray Disc and DVD home video releases i...
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Meow Meow Japanese History Anime Film Reveals Visual, February 22 Debut

Film gets novel adaptation on December 20 ― The official website for Eiga Neko Neko Nihonshi ~Ryōma no Hachamecha Time Travel ze yo!~ (Meow Meow Japanese History the Movie: Ryōma's Topsy-Turvy Time Travel!), a feature film for the television anime of Kenji Sonishi's Meow Meow Japanese History (Neko Neko Nihonshi) manga, announced on Friday that the film will open in Japan on February 22. The website ...

Interspecies Reviewers Anime's Promo Video Reveals January 11 Premiere

Video also previews opening theme song sung by 3 cast members ― The video and key visual in the below article may not be safe for work. The official website for the television anime adaptation of writer Amahara and artist masha's Interspecies Reviewers (Ishuzoku Reviewers) manga began streaming the show's promotional video on Friday. The video previews the opening theme song "Ikōze☆Paradise" by voice...
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Black Clover Phantom Knights Smartphone Game Launches in English in 2020

Kingdom defense RPG launched in Japan in November 2018 ― Bandai Namco Entertainment America announced on Friday that it will release the Black Clover Phantom Knights (Black Clover Mugen no Kishidan) game for iOS and Android devices in English in 2020. Pre-registration is available on the game's official website and Facebook page. The company began streaming a 15-second trailer for the announcement. T...
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Dangerous 1969 Manga's 1st Part Ends

Supernatural battle manga by Takuma Yokota, Kyōsuke Cagami launched in March 2018 ― The first 2020 issue of Kodansha's Young Magazine the 3rd published the final chapter of the first part of Takuma Yokota's and Kyōsuke Cagami's Dangerous 1969 manga on Friday. Kodansha will publish the manga's fifth compiled book volume in February. The supernatural action manga is set in 1969, in an alternate world w...
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ATASHIn'CHI Manga Returns After 7 Years With New Serialization

Eiko Kera drew manga for 17 years in Yomiuri Shimbun ― Manga creator Eiko Kera announced on Friday that she will launch a new serialization for her ATASHIn'CHI manga at the end of December, seven years after she originally ended the manga. The official "ATASHIn'CHI Best" website will reveal the details of where and when the manga will start on December 20. The manga will also get a five-volume compil...
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Kumamoto Prefecture's Natsunagu! Anime Premieres on January 6

― The official Twitter account for the Kumamoto Prefectural Government's Natsunagu! original television anime revealed on Friday that the anime will premiere on Tokyo MX on January 6 and on Kumamoto Broadcasting on January 9. Each episode will be five minutes in length. The anime's cast includes: Ai Hashimoto as Natsuna Keyaki Shigeru Chiba as Shige Chiba Yoshino Aoyama as Izumi Chiba The anime is s...
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BONES' 'Josee, the Tiger and the Fish' Anime Film Gets Manga in January

O Maidens in Your Savage Season's Nao Emoto draws manga after designing film ― The January 2020 issue of Kadokawa's Da Vinci magazine revealed on Friday that the anime film of Seiko Tanabe's short story Josee to Tora to Sakana-tachi (Josee, the Tiger and the Fish) short story is itself inspiring a manga adaptation. The manga will debut in the magazine's next issue on January 6. Nao Emoto, the artist ...
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Ryo Sumiyoshi's New Tekkai no Senshi Manga Launches in 4 Languages

Manga will launch in Japanese, English, French, Chinese on January 6 ― The January 2020 issue of Kodansha's Monthly Shonen Magazine revealed on Friday that Ryo Sumiyoshi will launch a new manga titled Tekkai no Senshi (Steel World Warrior) in the magazine's next issue on January 6. The manga will launch in Japanese, English, French, and Chinese simultaneously worldwide. Kodansha did not reveal where ...
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Kingdom Manga Tops Da Vinci Ranking

One Piece, Attack on Titan, March comes in like a lion, Detective Conan also rank ― The January 2020 issue of Kadokawa Media Factory's book and manga news magazine Da Vinci unveiled its 19th annual "Book of the Year" lists on Friday. The magazine's comic rankings of the top 50 titles are: 1. Kingdom (Volumes 1-56) - Yasuhisa Hara 2. One Piece (Volumes 1-94) - Eiichiro Oda 3. Attack on Titan (Volumes ...

Gleipnir Action Romantic Comedy TV Anime's Premiere Listed as April 2020

Yona of the Dawn's Kazuhiro Yoneda directs series at Pine Jam ― The first 2020 issue of Kodansha's Young Magazine the 3rd revealed in an ad for Sun Takeda's seventh Gleipnir manga volume on Friday that the television anime of the manga will premiere in April 2020. Kazuhiro Yoneda (Yona of the Dawn, Kabukibu!) is directing the anime at Pine Jam. Shinichi Inotsume (The Price of Smiles, PERSONA 5 the An...
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Seitokai Yakuindomo School Comedy Manga Gets 2nd Film in July

Director Hiromitsu Kanazawa, GoHands studio return with Miho Okasaki joining cast ― Kodansha announced on Friday that anime studio GoHands is producing a second anime film based on Tozen Ujiie's Seitokai Yakuindomo manga. The Klockworx Co., Ltd. will release the film on July 10. Miho Okasaki joins the cast as Yū Hirose. The other cast members are returning from the previous film and other anime insta...

Ascendance of a Bookworm Anime's 2nd Part Premieres Next Spring

1st part's 2-episode finale airs on December 25 ― The official website for the television anime of Miya Kazuki's "biblia fantasy" novel Ascendance of a Bookworm (Honzuki no Gekokujō: Shisho ni Naru Tame niwa Shudan o Erandeiramasen) revealed on Friday that the anime's second part will premiere next spring. The site also revealed a new visual for the anime. The last two episodes of the anime's first p...
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Sengoku Baseball Manga Enters Climax in February

Manga about baseball with Warring States-era commanders launched in June 2016 ― The January 2020 issue of Shueisha's Saikyō Jump magazine revealed on Friday that Hiroshi Wakamatsu's manga based on Shinta Ryokuchi's Sengoku Baseball: Nobunaga no Yakyū (Sengoku Baseball: Nobunaga's Baseball) novel series will enter its "climax" in the next issue on February 1. Wakamatsu's manga launched in June 2016. T...
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Cells at Work! Baby Manga Goes on 2-Month Hiatus

Yasuhiro Fukuda's spinoff manga set inside baby's body debuted on October 17 ― The first 2020 issue of Kodansha's Morning magazine revealed on Thursday that Yasuhiro Fukuda's Hataraku Saibō Baby (Cells at Work! Baby) spinoff manga of Akane Shimizu's Cells at Work! manga will take a two-month hiatus and return in the magazine around February 2020. The manga launched in Morning on October 17. Fukuda's ...
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Young Jump Love Magazine Supplement Reveals Manga Titles, December 23 Launch

Kaguya-sama's Aka Akasaka, Minamoto-kun's Minori Inaba to contribute manga to romance-focused publication ― The first 2020 issue of Shueisha's Weekly Young Jump magazine revealed on Thursday that Shueisha will launch its Young Jump Love companion supplement to the magazine on December 23. The magazine revealed that the supplement, which focuses on romance stories, will launch with the following manga...
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Atelier Dusk Trilogy Deluxe Pack Game Collection's 2nd English Promo Video Streamed

Collection of Atelier Ayesha, Atelier Escha & Logy, Atelier Shallie games launches in West on January 14 ― Koei Tecmo America began streaming on Thursday the second promotional video in English for Gust and Koei Tecmo Games' Atelier Dusk Trilogy Deluxe Pack game collection for the PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and PC via Steam. The video debuted in Japanese in November. The game collection will lau...
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Khara Distances Itself From Gainax After Studio Representative Director's Arrest

Company emphasizes Gainax has no involvement with Evangelion ― Anime studio Khara issued a statement on its official website in response to Gainax representative director Tomohiro Maki's arrest on Thursday. The studio noted that some news reports about the arrest referenced Neon Genesis Evangelion and Evangelion franchise works. Khara said, "There is no truth to [Maki's] involvement in Neon Genesis E...
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One Piece ‒ Episodes 911-912

So after about three episodes of sitting around and catching our heroes up to speed, it sounds like we finally have a concrete plan for moving forward with the Wano arc.
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Los Angeles Toy Importer Arrested for Counterfeit Pokémon, Hello Kitty, Mario Goods

Counterfeiter manufactured more than US$1.4 million in counterfeit goods ― The Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office announced on November 26 that Wan Piao, owner of a toy import store in El Monte, California, has been arrested and charged with manufacturing and possessing more than US$1.4 million in counterfeit goods. According to Deputy District Attorney Duke Cha, Piao had more than 500,000...
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Reincarnated as a Slime, Ride-On King, Shūmatsu no Walküre Manga Team Collaborate on Poster

The manga artist behind the adaptation of Fuse's That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime light novel, Taiki Kawakami, has teamed up with the artist and creative trio of the Shūmatsu no Walküre (Record of Ragnarok) manga and The Ride-On King manga artist Yasushi Baba to cross-promote one another's respective series. Shūmatsu no Walküre artist Chika Aji will draw three illustrations for the collab t...
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Demon Slayer, Weathering With You Win at Yahoo! Japan Search Awards

One Piece's Eiichiro Oda wins in creator category, Yuki Kaji wins in voice actor category ― The Yahoo! Japan Search Awards announced the winners of each category on Wednesday. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba took the award in the anime category and Weathering With You took the film category. One Piece creator Eiichiro Oda won in the author category, and Yuki Kaji won in the voice actor category. The a...
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Kemono Michi: Rise Up ‒ Episode 10

Probably we should just be happy that all Gang and his pals did was kidnap and sell Hiroyuki to a wealthy man and his daughter who obviously loves the pup.
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Capeta's Masahito Soda Ends Change! Manga

Manga about high school girls in world of freestyle rap battles launched in 2017 ― The January 2020 issue of Kodansha's Monthly Shonen Magazine published the final chapter of Masahito Soda's Change! manga on Friday. Kodansha will publish the manga's sixth and final compiled book volume on December 17. The manga centers on Shiori Kozono, a high school girl who leads a prim and proper everyday life. Bu...
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Fire Force Anime's Promo Video Previews Netherworld Arc

Shinra battles Shō in episode 20 on Friday ― The official website of the anime of Atsushi Ohkubo's Fire Force (En En no Shōbōtai) manga began streaming a promotional video on Thursday. The video previews the "Netherworld" arc and a battle between Shinra and Shō. The "Netherworld" story arc will feature in episode 20, "Hokori o Matotte" (Clad in Pride), on Friday. The television anime series premiered...
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High School Fleet Anime Film Casts Naomi Ōzora

Film opens in Japan on January 18 ― Staff of the High School Fleet anime revealed additional cast and the third key visual on Thursday. Naomi Ōzora will play the new character Susan Reyes. Naomi Ōzora as Susan "Sue" Reyes The film will open in Japan on January 18. The previously announced new cast members include: Minami Takahashi as Tōmi "Miya" Miyazato Maria Naganawa as Shia "Nomu" Nomura Tomori Ku...
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Kakushigoto Anime Reveals Cast, Staff, April 2020 Premiere

Hiroshi Kamiya, Rie Takahashi star in anime by Yūta Murano, Ajia-do ― The January 2020 issue of Kodansha's Monthly Shonen Magazine revealed on Friday the cast, staff, visual, and April premiere date for the television anime adaptation of Kōji Kumeta's Kakushigoto manga. The anime's official website also began streaming a teaser video for the anime. In addition, Kumeta provided an illustration to cele...
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Oda Cinnamon Nobunaga Anime Reveals Video, Visual, January 10 Premiere

Dog-themed show centers on Oda Nobunaga reincarnated as a canine ― The official website for the television anime of Una Megurogawa's Oda Cinnamon Nobunaga (Oda Shinamon Nobunaga) manga revealed a promotional video, key visual, and the January 10 premiere on Thursday. The anime will debut on TV Tokyo on January 10 late at night at 1:23 a.m. (effectively January 11), before airing later that night on T...
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My Hero Academia the Movie -Heroes: Rising- Film Casts Yūichi Nakamura

Character Hawks makes anime debut in film on December 20 ― The official website for Boku no Hero Academia the Movie -Heroes: Rising- (My Hero Academia the Movie -Heroes: Rising-), the new anime film based on Kōhei Horikoshi's My Hero Academia manga, revealed on Thursday that Yūichi Nakamura will play Hawks. The character will make his anime debut in the film before he appears in the television series...
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Sanrio's New Jewelpet Anime Film & Kukuriraige Film to Open in February

Both films set in China's Sichuan Province ― Sanrio announced on Thursday that Jewelpet: Attack Travel, a brand-new anime film in its Jewelpet franchise, will open in Japanese theaters in February. It will screen with the animated film Kukuriraige -Sanxingdui Denki- (Kukuriraige: Sanxingdui Fantasy). The new Jewelpet film's story has Ruby, Garnet, and the other familiar, jewel-eyed Jewelpet character...
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Kamisama Kiss' Julietta Suzuki Draws New 1-Shot in January

Suzuki also draws new Kamisama Kiss spinoff chapter on January 25 ― The first 2020 issue of Hakusensha's Hana to Yume magazine revealed on Thursday that Julietta Suzuki will draw a one-shot manga in the magazine's third issue on January 4. The magazine describes the one-shot manga as a "avant-garde mystery," and it will have a color opening page. Suzuki is also drawing a new spinoff chapter from her ...
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Mikage LLC Develops PS5, PS4, Switch, PC Game With Aksys

New game aimed at N. America with VR version planned for 2021 ― Mikage LLC, former Imageepoch CEO Ryohei Mikage's new company, announced on Wednesday that it is working with publisher Aksys Games on a new game aimed at North America. The companies are planning to release the game for the PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Switch, and PC via Steam in 2021. The game will also have a VR version. Aksys Games ...
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Aho-Girl's Hiroyuki Launches New Manga Series in 2020

Weekly Shōnen Magazine to run new manga ― Manga creator Hiroyuki announced on his Twitter account on Wednesday that he will launch a new manga series in Kodansha's Weekly Shōnen Magazine next year. Hiroyuki's previous manga Aho-Girl also ran in Weekly Shōnen Magazine before it moved to Bessatsu Shōnen Magazine in 2015. Hiroyuki's Aho-Girl, The Comic Artist and His Assistants, and Doujin Work manga ha...
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