Nintendo Reveals Super Mario Bros. Film's Cast, Staff, December 2022 Debut

Chris Pratt, Charlie Day, Anna Taylor-Joy, Jack Black, Seth Rogen, Keegan-Michael Key, more cast

Tatsuhisa Suzuki Cancels Appearance at Tokyo Revengers Event

Voice of Draken announced hiatus following alleged extramarital affair

Seven Seas Licenses World End Solte Manga, Classroom of the Elite: Year 2 Novels

Azusa Banjo's I Think I Turned My Childhood Friend Into a Girl manga also licensed

This Week in Anime - Is Fena More 'Princess' Than 'Pirate'?

Nick and Nicky catch up on the seafaring adventures of Fena: Pirate Princess but hit choppy waters when it turns out the story's titular character is given little agency in her own destiny.

Star Wars: Visions

Star Wars is a Disney IP vehicle, yet another cinematic universe carefully curated for the largest fandom demographic possible. Can any originality be found in what has become another highly homogenized Disney property?

Star Wars: Visions Producers James Waugh and Kanako Shirasaki

Anime has exploded culturally, there's no doubt about it, but we're all fans and have been since before that happened. I do think there's a whole host of people who haven't given anime a shot or haven't really tried it, but are Star Wars fans.

This Week in Anime - Can't Someone Cut Jahy a Break?

One tiny former lead demon does her best to survive in the modern world...and is barely making it. Steve and Jean-Karlo try to find the humor under the crushing weight of adult responsibilities. Someone get Jahy an ice cream or something.

From Saint Seiya to CCXP: the Past and Present of Anime Fandom in Brazil

Part of the reason anime became a cultural sensation in such a short span of time is because the ground had already been prepared by nearly a century of soft power. Brazil, after all, has the largest Japanese diaspora in the world.
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Fire Force Figure Giveaway!

As a special treat for ANN Readers in the US, Kotobukiya is giving away a Fire Force ARTFX J Figure Set to 1 LUCKY WINNER! ― As a special treat for ANN Readers in the US, Kotobukiya is giving away this Fire Force ARTFX J Figure Set to 1 LUCKY WINNER! Here are the following figures you can get: ARTFX J Shinra Kusakabe ARTFX J Tamaki Kotatsu ARTFX J Arthur Boyle ARTFX J Shinmon Benimaru Follow Kotobuk...
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Seven Deadly Sins: Dragon's Judgement Episodes 1-12

It's never been a show that was afraid to be overtly romantic or to torment its characters, and we're really starting to see both of those things pay off as we edge closer to the second cour. ― There are moments during the first half of the fifth season of The Seven Deadly Sins where it is worth reminding yourself that most of the characters come from Arthurian legend. Mostly that's because since Lan...
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Star Wars' Place in Anime and Manga

It's fair to say that Star Wars would not look or feel the way it does without its roots in Japanese cinema, but do those roots extend to anime? ― Star Wars: Visions just graced the screens of millions of Disney+ owners everywhere. As anime continues to gain more mainstream momentum, it only makes sense to bring the medium's vast degrees of styles and creativity to that galaxy far, far away. I can't ...
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Kakushigoto Theatrical Edition

What might shock the uninitiated who sit down to experience the theatrical version of this story is how beautifully it is animated and directed, especially with the scenes that feature a now-grown Hime going to confront her father's secret once and for all. ― Kakushigoto Theatrical Edition is exactly what is says on the tin: A re-edit of the TV anime of the same name that has been condensed to functi...
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The ANN Aftershow - Shigaraki Goes Super Saiyan

n the penultimate episode of My Hero Academia, Shigaraki has a breakthrough in the worst kind of way. Also: the latest news on game censorship coming out of China, and an interview with BEASTARS voice actress, Kayleigh McKee! ― The ANN Aftershow - My Hero Academia Ep 112: Shigaraki Goes Super Saiyan In the penultimate episode of My Hero Academia, Shigaraki has a breakthrough in the worst kind of way...
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Fist of the North Star Volume 2

While Fist of the North Star started with Volume 1, it's here where its legacy truly begins. ― Here is where things start to get interesting. While the first volume of Fist of the North Star is a terrific read and involves some of the most important events and villains of the series, there is no denying that it is the earlier part of the work and it shows. From the art to the structure to the focus, ...
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The Best and Worst of Summer 2021, Sep 9-15

After a season scraping the bottom of the rankings, the Detective is now Dead in the cumulative as well. See how your favorites and not-so-favorites stack up this week! ― Our team of reviewers are following 24 anime series of the Summer 2021 season and readers are rating each episode as the reviews go up. So let's have a look at what ANN readers consider the best (and worst) of the season. Keep in m...
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Key's 1st Crossover TV Anime Kaginado Reveals Cast, Staff, October 12 Debut

Cast members from previous Key anime titles reprise roles ― The official website for Kaginado (Key, Etc.), the first crossover anime series featuring the franchises by Visual Arts' Key brand, unveiled the anime's cast, staff, key visual, and October 12 premiere date on Friday. The anime will premiere on Tokyo MX on October 12, on KBS Kyoto and Sun TV on October 13, on AT-X and Niigata TV 21 on Octobe...
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Square Enix Releases ActRaiser Renaissance Remaster of SNES Game

Game out now for PS4, Switch, PC, iOS, Android devices ― Square Enix announced on Thursday that it has released ActRaiser Renaissance, a remastered version of Quintet and Enix's ActRaiser SNES game. The game is now available for PlayStation 4, Switch, PC via Steam, and iOS and Android devices. Square Enix describes the game: Actraiser Renaissance combines 2D action and platforming with city-building ...
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The Blue Period Anime's 2nd Video Previews Omoinotake's Opening Song

Omoinotake performs song "EVERBLUE" for October 1 show ― The official website for the television anime of Tsubasa Yamaguchi's The Blue Period. manga began streaming its second full promotional video for the anime on Friday. The video previews the anime's opening theme song "EVERBLUE" by Omoinotake. Kodansha Comics licensed the manga, and it describes the story: Yatora is the perfect high school stude...
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Artist loundraw's 'Summer Ghost' Anime Short Unveils More Cast & Staff, Manga, Novels

Miyuri Shimabukuro, Nobunaga Shimazaki, Rina Kawaei join cast ― "Summer Ghost," the directorial debut of illustrator loundraw (I want to eat your pancreas, Josee, The Tiger and the Fish, Vivy -Fluorite Eye's Song-), announced more cast and staff members, a manga adaptation, and two novels on Friday. The project also unveiled a new main visual by loundraw: The newly announced cast members are: Miyuri ...
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Konami Releases Castlevania Advance Collection With 4 Games

3 early 2000s Castlevania games, Dracula X now out for PS4, Xbox One, Switch, PC ― Konami announced on Thursday that it has released Castlevania Advance Collection, a collection of four games from its Castlevania game series. The collection is available now on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, and PC via Steam. Konami describes the release: Join the fight against Evil in the Castlevania Advance Collec...
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Tales of Luminaria Smartphone Game Gets Anime With Funimation Stream

Kamikaze Douga produces Tales of Luminaria the Fateful Crossroad anime ― Funimation announced on Thursday that anime studio Kamikaze Douga is producing an anime adaptation for Bandai Namco Entertainment's Tales of Luminaria smartphone game for the Tales of series. The anime is titled Tales of Luminaria the Fateful Crossroad. Funimation will stream the anime. Funimation also announced the anime's Engl...

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Nintendo Offers 'Switch Online + Expansion Pack' Membership With N64, Genesis Games

Service launches with late October followed by modern recreations of N64, Genesis controllers ― Nintendo announced a new "Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack" paid membership service for its Switch console during a Nintendo Direct stream on Thursday. The membership will allow access to classic games from the Nintendo 64 and Sega Genesis game library. The service will launch in late October. \ The...
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Rune Factory 5 Game's New English Trailer Reveals March 2022 Launch

Game launched in Japan on May 20 ― XSEED Games began streaming a new trailer on Thursday for Marvelous' Rune Factory 5 Nintendo Switch game. The video reveals that the game will launch in North America on March 22, 2022, and in Europe on March 25, 2022. The game was previously slated for a release this year before a delay to early next year. The game launched in Japan on May 20. A limited-edition Pre...
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Splatoon 3 Game's Trailer Shows Gameplay Footage

Switch game ships in 2022 ― Nintendo unveiled a new trailer titled "Return of the Mammalians" for Splatoon 3, the new game in its Splatoon shooter series, during a Nintendo Direct stream on Thursday. The trailer shows gameplay footage of the game in action. The game will ship for the Nintendo Switch in 2022. Splatoon 2 shipped for the Switch in July 2017. The game has sold 2,016,182 copies in Japan a...
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Monster Hunter Rise Game Gets Sunbreak Expansion Next Spring

Expansion features new story, locations, mechanics for Switch, PC ― Capcom unveiled Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak, a new expansion for its Monster Hunter Rise game, on Thursday. The game's announcement trailer reveals that it will debut for the Switch and PC via Steam in spring 2022. The expansion will have an all-new story, with new locations to visit, as well as new gameplay mechanics. Monster Hunt...
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Triangle Strategy Switch RPG's Trailer Unveils March 2022 Launch

Square Enix's new tactical RPG follows 3 heroes ― Nintendo unveiled a new trailer for Square Enix's new tactical role-playing game Triangle Strategy (previously known under the tentative name "Project Triangle Strategy") during a Nintendo Direct stream on Thursday. The trailer reveals gameplay, as well the game's March 4, 2022 release date for the Switch. Nintendo describes the game: Command a group ...
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Yoko Taro's Voice of Cards RPG's Trailer Reveals Gameplay, October 28 Launch

Todd Haberkorn, Hiroki Yasumoto voice Game Master for card-based title inspired by tabletop RPGs ― Square Enix began streaming a new trailer on Thursday for Voice of Cards: The Isle Dragon Roars (Voice of Cards: Dragon no Shima), the new role-playing game from NieR series director Yoko Taro, producer Yosuke Saito, composer Keiichi Okabe, and Drakengard character designer Kimihiko Fujisaka. The traile...
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Square Enix Unveils Chocobo GP Racing Game

Switch game ships in 2022 ― Nintendo revealed during a Nintendo Direct stream on Thursday that Square Enix is developing a new Chocobo GP racing game. The game will ship for the Switch in 2022. Square Enix describes the game: A thrilling new kart racing experience set in the Chocobo universe is coming to Nintendo Switch™ in 2022. Featuring a variety of whimsical characters from across the franchise, ...
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Nintendo Unveils Kirby and the Forgotten Land Switch Game for Spring 2022

3D Kirby game takes place in abandoned world ― Nintendo revealed a new game in its Kirby series titled Kirby and the Forgotten Land during a Nintendo Direct stream on Thursday. The game will ship for the Switch in spring 2022. Nintendo describes the game: Join Kirby in an unforgettable journey through a mysterious world in a delightful 3D platforming adventure. Take control of the powerful pink puffb...

Reincarnated as a Sword TV Anime Confirmed

Fantasy light novel series' 12th volume shipped on Friday ― Gentosha confirmed on Friday that Yuu Tanaka and LLO's 12th Reincarnated as a Sword (Tensei Shitara Ken Deshita) light novel series is inspiring a television anime. The announcement came in the 12th light novel volume's wraparound jacket band. Novel illusrator Llo, spinoff manga artist Hinako Inoue, and main manga artist Tomowo Maruyama drew...
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Bayonetta 3 Game's Trailer Reveals Gameplay, 2022 Launch

Character action series' 3rd installment is exclusively on Switch ― Nintendo revealed a trailer for Platinum Games' Bayonetta 3 game during its Nintendo Direct stream on Thursday. The trailer reveals gameplay footage, including the new Demon Masquerade mechanic that allows Bayonetta to summon demons, as well as the game's 2022 release date for the Switch. Bayonetta 3 is in development exclusively for...

Nintendo Reveals Super Mario Bros. Film's Cast, Staff, December 2022 Debut

Chris Pratt, Charlie Day, Anna Taylor-Joy, Jack Black, Seth Rogen, Keegan-Michael Key, more cast ― Nintendo revealed the voice cast, staff, and opening date for Illumination's animated film of Nintendo's Super Mario Bros. game franchise during its Nintendo Direct stream on Wednesday. The voice cast includes Chris Pratt and Charlie Day as Mario and Luigi, respectively. Anna Taylor-Joy will play Prince...
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Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid S ‒ SEASON FINALE

The first half of this episode zooms in as Kobayashi herself gets introspective. Is she ready to be completely honest about her feelings?
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Higurashi: When They Cry – SOTSU ‒ Episode 14

When it comes down to it, yes I was entertained, but I'm not really sure I recognize this show anymore.
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Digital Manga Service Azuki Adds Manga from Glacier Bay Books, Star Fruit Books

Manga include Children of Mu-Town, Ripples, Pop-Life, Ikyoudo ― KiraKira Media Inc.'s digital manga service Azuki announced on Thursday that it will add manga from Glacier Bay Books and Star Fruit Books. The manga from Glacier Bay Books include: Title: Children of Mu-Town Creator: Masumura Jūshichi Release Date: September 23 Summary: Stylistically intermingling themes of gentrification and rebirth wi...
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May'n, Megumi Nakajima's Macross Frontier Concert Streams Worldwide on November 10

"MacrossF Galaxy Live 2021 – Revenge" streams for 24 hours ― "SANKYO presents Macross F Galaxy Live 2021 ~Madamada Futari wa Kore kara! Watashitachi no Uta wo Kike!," the Macross Frontier concert featuring May'n (Sheryl Nome) and Megumi Nakajima (Ranka Lee), will stream globally on the Live Viewing Japan event website for 24 hours, starting on November 10 at 5:00 a.m. EST. The concert will take place...
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Results Are In For Persona 5's 5th Anniversary Character Popularity Poll

Joker takes the crown with a lead of more than 2000 votes ― Last Friday, the Japanese Playstation Twitter account announced the results of a Persona 5 popularity poll that it held on September 15. 『ペルソナ5』発売5周年記念🎩🃏 #P5キャラクター人気投票 結果発表!投票数合計48,139票!たくさんのご参加ありがとうございました!最も多くの投票を集めたのは我らが主人公でした💐あらためて5周年おめでとうございます、モルガナさま(@p_kouhou)🐈‍⬛#ペルソナ5 #P5 pic.twitter.com/mKwMAqmIv7— プレイステーション公式 (@PlayStation_jp) Septem...
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The Demon Girl Next Door Anime Season 2 Reveals Title, Visual

Machikado Mazoku 2-Chōme premieres in April 2022 ― The official website for the television anime of Izumo Ito's The Demon Girl Next Door (Machikado Mazoku) manga announced on Friday that the second season will be titled Machikado Mazoku 2-Chōme. The website also unveiled a new visual: The second season will premiere next April. In addition, the first season began rebroadcasting on TBS on July 8. The ...
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Fire Force Figure Giveaway!

As a special treat for ANN Readers in the US, Kotobukiya is giving away a Fire Force ARTFX J Figure Set to 1 LUCKY WINNER! ― As a special treat for ANN Readers in the US, Kotobukiya is giving away this Fire Force ARTFX J Figure Set to 1 LUCKY WINNER! Here are the following figures you can get: ARTFX J Shinra Kusakabe ARTFX J Tamaki Kotatsu ARTFX J Arthur Boyle ARTFX J Shinmon Benimaru Follow Kotobuk...

P.A. Works' Aquatope of White Sand Anime Reveals More Cast, New Promo Video, Visual

Mikako Komatsu, Kiyono Yasuno, Nao Tōyama, Yusuke Nagano, more join cast ― The official website for P.A. Works' original anime series Aquatope of White Sand (Shiroi Suna no Aquatope) revealed on Friday a new promotional video, visual, and more cast members for the series' second cours (quarter of a year). The video previews the second opening theme song "Tomedonai Shiosai ni Bokutachi wa Nani wo Utau...
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French Director Has 1 Week to Complete Crowdfunding Campaign for a Macross Documentary

Jonathan Cordier de Mello, also known as PINK PLATYPUS, is working on a documentary dedicated to the Macross franchise. ― Jonathan Cordier de Mello, a young French director (La Génèse de Gundam) also known as PINK PLATYPUS, is working on a documentary dedicated to the Macross franchise. To achieve this, the director has launched a crowfunding campaign on Kisskissbankbank. Backers still have seven day...
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Seven Deadly Sins: Dragon's Judgement Episodes 1-12

It's never been a show that was afraid to be overtly romantic or to torment its characters, and we're really starting to see both of those things pay off as we edge closer to the second cour. ― There are moments during the first half of the fifth season of The Seven Deadly Sins where it is worth reminding yourself that most of the characters come from Arthurian legend. Mostly that's because since Lan...
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Funimation to Stream My Senpai is Annoying Anime

Anime premieres on October 9 ― Funimation announced on Thursday that it will stream the television anime of Shiro Manta's My Senpai Is Annoying (Senpai ga Uzai Kōhai no Hanashi) manga for the fall 2021 anime season. The anime will premiere on the Tokyo MX and BS11 channels (and on the Abema streaming service) on October 9 at 25:00 (effectively, October 10 at 1:00 a.m.) It will then run on the Tochigi...
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Detroit Metal City's Kiminori Wakasugi Launches Fantasy Comedy Manga in October

Drunk Jiangshis gag manga centers on Chinese hopping vampire father, Taoist son ― This year's 19th issue of Hakusensha's Young Animal magazine revealed on Friday that Kiminori Wakasugi will launch a new manga titled Drunk Jiangshis in the magazine's next issue on October 8. The fantasy gag comedy manga centers on a father who has turned into a Jiangshi (Chinese hopping vampire) and his son who aims t...
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Kotarō wa Hitori Gurashi Comedy Manga Gets Anime on Netflix Next Spring

Rie Kugimiya, Toshiki Masuda star in anime about 4-year-old boy who lives alone ― This year's 20th issue of Shogakukan's Big Comic Superior magazine announced on Friday that Mami Tsumura's Kotarō wa Hitori Gurashi (Kotaro Lives Alone) manga will get an anime adaptation on Netflix worldwide next spring. Rie Kugimiya will play Kotaro Satо̄, and Toshiki Masuda will play Shin Karino. Tomoe Makino (Woodpe...
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Scarlet Nexus Anime Reveals Promo Video, Song Artists for 2nd Part

THE ORAL CIGARETTES, Ayumu Imazu perform new theme songs ― The official website for the television anime of Bandai Namco Entertainment's Scarlet Nexus role-playing game revealed on Thursday a new promotional video, visual, and theme song artists for the series' second cours (quarter of a year). The video previews the second opening theme song "MACHINEGUN" by THE ORAL CIGARETTES. The second cours will...
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Star Wars' Place in Anime and Manga

It's fair to say that Star Wars would not look or feel the way it does without its roots in Japanese cinema, but do those roots extend to anime? ― Star Wars: Visions just graced the screens of millions of Disney+ owners everywhere. As anime continues to gain more mainstream momentum, it only makes sense to bring the medium's vast degrees of styles and creativity to that galaxy far, far away. I can't ...
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New Shaman King Anime's 3rd Promo Video Previews Nana Mizuki's 2nd Opening Song

Mizuki sings "Get up! Shout!" while saji performs 3rd ending "Hazuki" ― The official website for the new television anime of Hiroyuki Takei's Shaman King manga posted the anime's third promotional video on Thursday. The video previews Nana Mizuki's second opening theme song "Get up! Shout!" which will debut in the anime in October. The new Shaman King anime premiered on April 1 and is ongoing. Netfli...
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One-Punch Man Manga Artist Yūsuke Murata Directs 'Go! Saitama' Short

Murata personally animated 107-second short with staff ― One-Punch Man and Eyeshield 21 manga artist Yūsuke Murata posted "Go! Saitama," a 107-second One-Punch Man anime short, on Thursday. Murata directed the silent short and also animated it with his Village Studio staff. The short follows Saitama after he discovers a 1-yen (about US$0.01) sale for high-grade hot-pot meat — but the sale ends at 5:0...
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Shin Araki's Eiyū Kyōshitsu Fantasy Light Novels Listed With TV Anime

GJ Club author writes boy-meets-girl story in hero academy ― The official Twitter accounts for the Animate stores in Toyama and Kanazawa cities both posted photos of Shin Araki's 12th Eiyū Kyōshitsu (Classroom For Heroes) light novel volume on Thursday. In the photos, the volume's wraparound jacket band reports that the novel series has a television anime in the works. The announcement does not revea...
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Seven Seas Licenses World End Solte Manga, Classroom of the Elite: Year 2 Novels

Azusa Banjo's I Think I Turned My Childhood Friend Into a Girl manga also licensed ― Seven Seas Entertainment announced on Wednesday that it has licensed the World End Solte manga, Classroom of the Elite: Year 2 light novels, and the I Think I Turned My Childhood Friend Into a Girl manga. Seven Seas will release the first volume of Satoshi Mizukami's World End Solte (Saihate no Solte) manga digitally...
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Live-Action noise Film Casts Haru Kuroki, Masatoshi Nagase

Kuroki plays Keita's wife, Nagase plays police detective in January film ― The official website for the live-action film of Tetsuya Tsutsui's noise manga revealed on Thursday Haru Kuroki (left in image below) and Masatoshi Nagase (right) will join the film's cast. Kuroki plays Kana Izumi, Keita's wife. Nagase plays Tsutomu Hatakeyama, a skilled police detective tracking Keita and the others. The vide...

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Super Robot Wars 30 Game's 2nd Video Previews Franchises, Original Characters

PS4/Switch/PC game ships October 28 ― Bandai Namco Entertainment began streaming a second promotional video on Wednesday for Super Robot Wars 30, the latest game in the long-running Super Robot Wars crossover strategy role-playing game series. The video previews the game's featured franchises, as well as its original ship and characters. The game will launch on October 28 for the PlayStation 4, Switc...
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L.A.'s Animation Is Film Fest to Screen Belle, My Hero Academia: WHM, Deer King, Pompo, Poupelle, Nikuko, Summit of the Gods

Mamoru Hosoda, Patrick Imbert to hold in-person Q&As at October 22-24 event ― The official website for GKIDS, Annecy, and Variety magazine's Animation Is Film Festival revealed on Wednesday that the France-Luxembourg animated film of Jiro Taniguchi's The Summit of the Gods (Kamigami no Itadaki) manga will open the festival in Los Angeles on October 22. The film's North American premiere screening wit...

+Ultra, Crunchyroll Partner for New Anime Works by Code Geass, Sidonia Creators

Goro Taniguchi is chief director on original anime, Tsutomu Nihei reunites with Polygon Pictures ― The official website of Fuji TV's +Ultra anime programming block announced on Thursday that it has partnered with Crunchyroll for new anime production projects, with planning and promotional company Slow Curve also participating. The new projects will feature a new original anime project by chief direct...
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Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid Manga Gets Shmup Game Next Spring

Raiden developers work on game with planned PS4, Switch release in English, Japanese ― Bushiroad announced on Thursday that Kaminari Games is developing a scrolling shoot 'em up game based on Coolkyoushinja's Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid (Kobayashi-san Chi no Maid Dragon) manga. The game, titled Kobayashi-san Chi no Maid Dragon Sakuretsu!! Chorogon Breath, will ship for the PlayStation 4 and Switch i...
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Kyoto International Manga and Anime Fair Awards Mizuki Itо̄'s 'Takano Intersection' Short

Short wins grand prize, CG anime category ― The Kyoto International Manga and Anime Fair awarded Mizuki Itо̄'s "Takano Kо̄saten" (Takano Intersection) short with the Kyoto International Manga and Anime Award grand prize for outstanding works, earning perfect scores from the event's judges. The short also won the Outstanding Performance Award in the CG Animation Contest category. Itо̄ directed the sho...
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hololive, Evangelion Special Project Cancelled Due to Unforeseen Circumstances

hololive talent were originally planned to feature in promotional program in July ― In July, the Virtual YouTuber agency hololive announced that it was collaborating with the Evangelion series on a "special project." hololive talents were originally planned to feature in a program where they would discuss their favorite scenes from the Rebuild of Evangelion films in detail. The program was originally...
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Snow Man, Naniwa Danshi Perform Live-Action My Love Mix-Up! Series' Theme Songs

Series premieres on October 9 ― TV Asahi revealed on Thursday that Snow Man and Naniwa Danshi will perform the theme songs "Secret Touch" and "Ubu Love," respectively, for the live-action series of storywriter Wataru Hinekure and artist Aruko's My Love Mix-Up! (Kieta Hatsukoi) manga. Shunsuke Michieda (upper left in image below) of Naniwa Danshi also plays Aoki in the show, and Ren Meguro (upper righ...
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Titan Comics Unveils Covers For Cowboy Bebop Comic Issue #1

Comic book series based on Netflix live-action adaptation will debut on December 8 ― Titan Comics unveiled the issue #1 variant covers for the comic book series by writer Dan Watters (Lucifer, Home Sick Pilots) and artist Lamar Mathurin based on Netflix's live-action adaptation of Sunrise's Cowboy Bebop anime. Cover A: Stanley "Artgerm" Lau (Astonishing X-Men, Captain Marvel) Cover B: Live-action ser...
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Ouran High School Host Club Stage Musical Unveils Visual, More Cast, January Debut

1st stage musical opens in Tokyo from January 15-23 ― The official website for the first stage musical adaptation of Bisco Hatori's Ouran High School Host Club manga revealed on Thursday a visual, additional cast members, and January opening. The musical will run in Tennozu Galaxy Theater in Tokyo from January 15-23 and at Mielparque Hall Osaka in Osaka from January 29-30. Yuka Yamauchi will play Har...
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Stay Stylish With Jujutsu Kaisen Hair Spray

"Cape For Active Series" hair spray will hold Jujutsu Kaisen merchandise giveaways ― The Jujutsu Kaisen anime series is having its "most powerful" collaboration with Kao Corporation's "Cape For Active Series" line of hair spray, which boasts of having the "strongest" hair-holding power. To promote the product, Cape is holding a giveaway campaign with an original line of Jujutsu Kaisen merchandise sta...
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That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime Season 2 ‒ SEASON FINALE

This season—both parts one and two—has been about Rimuru learning a simple lesson: He can't just live for himself.
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Otomate's Cupid Parasite Switch Game Launches in West in November

Game launches in N. America on November 2, Europe on November 5 ― Idea Factory International announced on Thursday that it will release its Otomate brand's Cupid Parasite game for the Nintendo Switch physically and digitally in North America on November 2 and in Europe on November 5. The game will get a limited edition that includes a steel game case, The Parasite's Guide to Los York hardcover artboo...
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Love Live! Superstar!! ‒ Episode 8

Now it's time for Love Live! to enter Serious Drama mode as we collect our final School Idol member.
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Kakushigoto Theatrical Edition

What might shock the uninitiated who sit down to experience the theatrical version of this story is how beautifully it is animated and directed, especially with the scenes that feature a now-grown Hime going to confront her father's secret once and for all. ― Kakushigoto Theatrical Edition is exactly what is says on the tin: A re-edit of the TV anime of the same name that has been condensed to functi...
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Tsukimichi -Moonlit Fantasy- Anime Gets 2nd Season

Promo video, visual unveiled ― The official website for the television anime of Kei Azumi's "alternate-world social reform fantasy" novel series Tsukimichi -Moonlit Fantasy- (Tsuki ga Michibiku Isekai Dōchū) announced on Thursday that the series will get a second season. The website revealed a promotional video and visual: The anime's official website and Twitter account will reveal more information ...

Reincarnated as a Sword Light Novel Listed With TV Anime

Fantasy series topped 1.8 million copies in circulation ― The wraparound jacket band on Yuu Tanaka and LLO's 12th Reincarnated as a Sword (Tensei Shitara Ken Deshita) light novel volume is listing that the series is inspiring a television anime. The volume will ship on Friday. The light novel series has reached over 1.8 million copies in circulation. Seven Seas Entertainment is releasing both the ori...
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Tatsuhisa Suzuki Cancels Appearance at Tokyo Revengers Event

Voice of Draken announced hiatus following alleged extramarital affair ― The official website for the television anime of Ken Wakui's Tokyo Revengers manga announced on Wednesday that Tatsuhisa Suzuki will no longer participate in the "TV Anime 'Tokyo Revengers' Special Event ~Tokyo Manjikai Tachikawa Touring~" event, which will take place on December 18 at Tachikawa Stage Garden. Suzuki plays Ken "D...
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The Deer King Manga Ends With 2nd Volume

Manga adaptation of Nahoko Uehashi novel launched on July 26 ― The first volume of Taro Sekiguchi's manga adaptation of Nahoko Uehashi's Shika no Ō (The Deer King) medical fantasy novel series revealed on September 10 that the manga will end with its second volume. Sekiguchi launched the manga on Kadokawa's Young Ace Up website on July 26. The novels center on Van, the head of a group of soldiers who...
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I Think Our Son Is Gay Manga Listed as Ending in 4th Volume

4th volume ships on November 22 ― Several Japanese retailers are listing that the fourth compiled book volume of Okura's I Think Our Son Is Gay (Uchi no Musuko wa Tabun Gay) manga will be the final volume. The volume will ship on November 22. Square Enix Manga & Books is publishing the manga digitally and physically in English, and it describes the story: Despite belonging to a family of four, the Ao...
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Adekan's Tsukiji Nao Launches New BL Isekai Manga in October

Kyonyū Suki nanoni BL Kai ni Tensei Shimashita launches on October 16 ― The October issue of Kodansha's Shonen Magazine Edge revealed on September 17 that Tsukiji Nao is launching a new manga titled Kyonyū Suki nanoni BL Kai ni Tensei Shimashita (I Like Big Boobs, But I Got Reincarnated into the Boys Love Realm) in the magazine's next issue on October 16. The magazine teases the manga as a comedy sto...

Mandarake's 'Banned Publications' Store Closes Temporarily Due to Police

Adult store opened on August 28, faced criticism from nearby fashion shop for teenagers ― Police undertook a search of Mandarake's "Banned Publications" adult store at the Nakano Broadway complex in Tokyo on September 15, prompting the store's temporary closure. The store's official website noted that it will reopen at a later date with a "powered up" lineup of products. The store opened on August 28...
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Melty Blood: Type Lumina Fighting Game Streams 4 Gameplay Videos, Character Video for Vlov

Gameplay videos showcase characters Noel, Roa, Hisui, Kohaku ― Type-Moon began streaming several more gameplay videos for the Melty Blood: Type Lumina 2D fighting game in the last week. The videos include: two Noel vs. Roa gameplay videos, two Hisui vs. Kohaku gameplay videos, and a Vlov battle preview video. The game will launch for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC via Steam on Septe...
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Prince of Tennis 3D CG Film's 1st 3 Minutes Streamed

Film opened in Japan on September 3, has earned 185 million yen ― The official website for the Ryōma! Shinsei Gekijōban Tennis no Ōji-sama (Ryōma! Rebirth: The Prince of Tennis Movie) 3DCG anime film began streaming the first three and a half minutes of the film on Wednesday. The video previews the film's opening musical and dance number. The film opened in Japan on September 3, and has earned 185,75...
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Kiyo in Kyoto: From the Maiko House TV Anime Reveals Opening Theme for Japanese Broadcast

Ayano Tsuji performs theme for show premiering in Japan on October 2 ― NHK revealed on Wednesday that Ayano Tsuji will perform the opening theme song "Ashita Kitto" (Surely Tomorrow) for the Japanese television broadcast of Kiyo in Kyoto: From the Maiko House, the anime of Aiko Koyama's Maiko-san Chi no Makanai-san (Makanai in the Maiko Lodge) manga. NHK is also streaming a promotional video for the ...

Netflix's Live-Action Cowboy Bebop Show to 'Expand' on Anime's Canon

Series will not be full-on remake, will add original stories ― Andre Nemec, one of the showrunners for Netflix's live-action adaptation of Sunrise's Cowboy Bebop anime, stated in an interview with entertainment magazine Entertainment Weekly on Tuesday that the live-action adaptation will be an "expansion to the canon" of the anime, adding original stories. He added that the series will not be a full-...
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Val x Love's Ryōsuke Asakura Launches New Manga on December 2

Shikizaki Shimai wa Abakaretai harem romcom series focuses on younger brother, 3 older sisters ― This year's 43rd issue of Shueisha's Weekly Young Jump magazine revealed on Wednesday that Ryōsuke Asakura is launching a new manga titled Shikizaki Shimai wa Abakaretai (I Want to Be Exposed by the Shikizaki Sisters) in the magazine's first 2022 issue on December 2. The magazine teases the manga as a rei...
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Himouto! Umaru-chan's Sankaku Head Launches New Manga on November 4

Heisei Shо̄nen Dan is "nostalgic festival" set during Heisei era ― This year's 43rd issue of Shueisha's Weekly Young Jump magazine revealed on Wednesday that Sankaku Head is drawing a new manga titled Heisei Shōnen Dan that will debut in the magazine's 49th issue on November 4. The magazine teases the manga as a "nostalgic festival" set during the Heisei era (1989-2019). Sankaku Head previously annou...
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Choujin X Manga by Tokyo Ghoul's Sui Ishida Gets Serialization in Young Jump on October 14

Manga launched on Tonari no Young Jump website on May 10 ― This year's 43rd issue of Shueisha's Weekly Young Jump magazine revealed on Wednesday that Sui Ishida's Choujin X manga will also begin serializing in the magazine beginning with the 46th issue on October 14. The manga already serializes on Shueisha's Tonari no Young Jump manga website. Viz Media and Shueisha's Manga Plus website are both pub...
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New Usogui Manga Launches on October 7

Toshio Sako announced spinoff manga in April ― This year's 43rd issue of Shueisha's Weekly Young Jump magazine revealed on Wednesday that Toshio Sako's spinoff manga for his Usogui (The Lie Eater) manga will debut in the magazine's 45th issue on October 7 with the title Usogui: Tokubetsu-hen (The Lie Eater: Special Arc). The story of Usogui follows a brilliant gambler named Baku "Usogui" Madarame as ...
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Hosoda's Belle Rises to #2, Free! The Final Stroke Opens at #3

My Hero Academia The Movie: World Heroes' Mission drops to #6 in 7th weekend ― Mamoru Hosoda and Studio Chizu's new Belle (Ryū to Sobakasu no Hime, literally "The Dragon and the Freckled Princess") anime film rose from #3 to #2 (in terms of tickets sold) in its 10th weekend. The film earned 75,019,600 yen (about US$685,800) from Friday to Sunday, and has earned a cumulative total of 6,106,857,550 yen...

Live-Action Saint Seiya: Knights of the Zodiac Film Unveils Cast, Staff

Mackenyu, Madison Iseman, Sean Bean, Famke Janssen star in film helmed by Tomasz Baginski ― The Hollywood Reporter posted the cast and staff for the live-action film of Masami Kurumada's Saint Seiya manga on Tuesday. It also noted that the project, titled Knights of the Zodiac, is "coming off of wrapping production" in Hungary and Croatia. The film stars Mackenyu (Pacific Rim: Uprising, Rurouni Kensh...
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North American Anime, Manga Releases, September 12-18

Muhyo & Roji's Bureau of Supernatural Investigation, The Gymnastics Samurai anime; The Unwanted Undead Adventurer, My Wife Has No Emotion manga ship ― Anime Releases Title Publisher Suggested Retail Price Date Boruto: Naruto Next Generations Set 10 BDPlease Viz Media US$49.99 September 21 Boruto: Naruto Next Generations Set 10 DVDCite Viz Media US$44.99 September 21 Dusk maiden of Amnesia BDAnimeNews...
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The ANN Aftershow - Shigaraki Goes Super Saiyan

n the penultimate episode of My Hero Academia, Shigaraki has a breakthrough in the worst kind of way. Also: the latest news on game censorship coming out of China, and an interview with BEASTARS voice actress, Kayleigh McKee! ― The ANN Aftershow - My Hero Academia Ep 112: Shigaraki Goes Super Saiyan In the penultimate episode of My Hero Academia, Shigaraki has a breakthrough in the worst kind of way...
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NEO: The World Ends With You Game's PC Version Launches on September 28

Sequel game launches on Epic Games Store ― Square Enix announced on Tuesday that NEO: The World Ends with You (Shin Subarashii Kono Sekai), the new sequel game to The World Ends with You action role-playing game, will launch on PC via the Epic Games Store on September 28. The Wicked Twisters are storming their way to Epic Games Store on September 28th Cloud with tornado Think you discs have got what ...
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Chiba Police Removes VTuber Traffic PSA Video Following 'Feminist' Backlash

Alliance of Feminist Representatives wrote public letter criticizing VTuber's 'objectifying' design, but denies involvement in video's removal ― Chiba prefectural police removed a traffic PSA video featuring the Virtual YouTuber Tojou Linka on September 10, following a letter of complaint from the Alliance of Feminist Representatives (AFER). The letter, which is publicly available on the AFER website...
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How a Realist Hero Rebuilt the Kingdom ‒ Episode 12

Most importantly, we got a few genuine character beats that I felt landed much better than the show's usual attempts. Even if there was some tonal whiplash from the episode's events, I think the strong characterization helped carry it.
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Crunchyroll to Stream takt op.Destiny, The Fruit of Evolution, The World's Finest Assassin Anime

Crunchyroll reveals fall 2021 anime season lineup ― Crunchyroll announced on Tuesday that it will stream the following anime for the fall 2021 anime season: takt op.Destiny The Fruit of Evolution: Before I Knew It, My Life Had It Made (Shinka no Mi ~Shiranai Uchi ni Kachigumi Jinsei~) Crunchyroll also confirmed that it will stream the following prevously announced new, returning, and ongoing anime th...
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Battle Game in 5 Seconds ‒ Episode 11

It's probably for the best that Battle Game in 5 Seconds wraps for the season next week. After flirting with minor upswings in presentational quality, things nosedive hard this episode.
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Muv-Luv's Project Mikhail Game's Switch Version Delayed

PC game gets Steam early access in October ― aNCHOR revealed on Tuesday in a producer letter video that it is delaying the Nintendo Switch version of its Project Mikhail game for the Muv-Luv franchise again from its originally rescheduled October release. The game will still launch on PC via Steam in October, but only in early access. By releasing the game in early access, the development team will l...
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Tokyo Revengers ‒ SEASON FINALE

Going into this season finale, I was mostly resigned to ride this story out and hope for better things in the eventual season 2. But what I got instead was about as strong and intriguing a season finale as you could want from television.
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Komi Can't Communicate Anime Casts Kikuko Inoue, Mitsuaki Hoshino as Komi's Parents

School comedy anime premieres on October 6 ― The official website for the television anime of Tomohito Oda's Komi Can't Communicate (Comi-san wa Comyushō desu.) manga revealed two new cast members for Shōko Komi's parents on Wednesday. The newly announced cast includes: Kikuko Inoue as Shūko Komi, Shōko Komi's mother. She is the exact opposite of her daughter. Mitsuaki Hoshino as Masayoshi Komi, Shōk...

That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime Anime Gets Movie in Fall 2022

24th, final episode of 2nd season aired on Tuesday ― The official Twitter account for the That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime anime announced on Tuesday that the series is getting a movie in fall 2022. The account streamed a teaser video: #転生したらスライムだった件 劇場版制作決定! 2022年秋公開!! スライム旋風は止まらない! https://movie.ten-sura.com 杉P #転スラ #tensura(@ten_sura_anime)September 21 The 24th and final episode of the seco...
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One Piece ‒ Episode 992

The duality of Wano, am I right folks? Continuing on last week's theme of “Oh my Usopp there is so much Wano,” we have a lot more arc to get through this week.
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'86' Sci-Fi War Anime's New Video Highlights Anju Emma

Show's 2nd cours premieres on October 2 ― The official Twitter account for the television anime of Asato Asato's 86 light novel series began streaming on Tuesday a new character promotional video for the television anime's second cours (quarter of a year), and it highlights Anju Emma. ◤◢◤第2弾公開 ◢◤◢ 「86―エイティシックス―」 キャラクターPV第2弾(アンジュ・エマVer.)公開! 記念にアンジュ役の #早見沙織 さんサイン色紙を抽選で2名様に! ■応募方法 @anime_eightysix をフォロー...
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Seirei Gensouki - Spirit Chronicles ‒ SEASON FINALE

What's even more frustrating is in a lot of ways it feels like the series ends just as things are finally getting interesting.

Eleven Arts Premieres Gintama The Very Final Anime Film's English Dub at New York Comic Con

Company reveals English dub cast including some members reprising roles ― Eleven Arts revealed on Tuesday that it will premiere the English dub of Gintama The Very Final (Gintama The Final), the new anime film of Hideaki Sorachi's Gintama manga, on October 9 at the New York Comic Con event. Sentai Studios is handling the dub of the film, and Kyle Colby Jones is the director and ADR writer. Eleven Art...
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Star Fruit Books Publishes Sangatou's grin grin grin Manga

Manga is available for pre-order ― Publisher Star Fruit Books announced on Saturday that it will publish Sangatou's grin grin grin manga in early 2022. The manga is available for pre-order. Star Fruit Books describes the story: The child of morning and night, the thunder bird, the great tree, the spirit... An anthology spun from beautiful, strange, and slightly eerie lives. The manga comes with a pre...
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takt:op Anime's 2nd Video Previews Opening Song

Character voices also previewed in MAPPA x Madhouse anime premiering on October 5 ― The official website for MAPPA and Madhouse's takt op. Destiny anime in Bandai Namco Arts and DeNA's takt op. (pronounced "takt opus") project posted its second promotional video on Tuesday. The video previews the opening theme song and the characters' voices. In the story of the anime, one day a black meteorite fell ...
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'Deji' Meets Girl Anime's 4th Video Previews Theme Song, Reveals More Cast & Staff

Kenta Miyake, Ikuko Tani co-star with Yuko Gibu as dialect coach, Akane Malbeni drawing manga ― The official website for the original short anime "Deji" Meets Girl posted the anime's fourth promotional video on Tuesday. The video previews the theme song "Otogibanashi no Yо̄ na Kiseki" (Fairy Tale-like Miracle) by 16-year-old singer Aoi Kubo and announces additional cast and staff members. The newly a...
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Glaeolia 2 Anthology Manga Wins 2021 Ignatz Award

Collection of indie manga won award for "Outstanding Anthology" category ― The Small Press Expo event announced the winners of its 2021 Ignatz Awards on Saturday. Glacier Bay Books' Glaeolia 2 collection of indie manga won the award for the "Outstanding Anthology" category. The 2021 Ignatz Awards also nominated Garo cartoonist Kuniko Tsurita's The Sky is Blue with a Single Cloud manga collection in t...
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Deaimon Anime's 1st English-Subtitled Video Unveils More Cast, Staff

Rikiya Koyama, Sayaka Ohara, Hiroshi Iwasaki, Satsuki Yukino, more join cast ― The official website for the anime of Rin Asano's Deaimon manga posted the anime's first English-subtitled full promotional video on Tuesday. (The video debuted at this year's KyoMAF 2021 event in Kyoto on Saturday. The anime itself is set in Kyoto.) The video introduces the characters, and it and the website also announce...
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Vancouver International Film Festival Screens Fortune Favors Lady Nikuko Anime Film

Film will screen on October 9,11 ― The Vancouver International Film Festival (VIFF) will screen Fortune Favors Lady Nikuko, Studio 4°C's anime film of Kanako Nishi's Gyokō no Nikuko-chan (Nikuko of the Fishing Harbor) novel, on October 9 and October 11. The film will screen at the SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts on October 9 and at the Vancity Theatre at the VIFF Centre on October 11. VIFF describes...
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BanG Dream! Girls Band Party! Pico Fever! Mini Anime's Teaser Reveals October 7 Premiere

3rd season of mini anime ― The official YouTube channel for Bushiroad's BanG Dream! franchise began streaming a teaser trailer on Tuesday for BanG Dream! Girls Band Party! Pico Fever!, the third season of the BanG Dream! Girls Band Party! Pico mini anime. The trailer revealed the mini anime's debut date of October 7 within the channel's "TV LIVE 2021" streaming program. The anime will also premiere o...
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El Shaddai Game Developer Recruits Programmer for Switch Port

Game released PC port on September 2 ― Game developer Crim's president Sawaki Takeyasu announced last week that he is currently seeking a programmer to assist with a planned Switch port for the El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron game. The port is specifically of the game's recent PC release via Steam. The game shipped for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in Japan in April 2011, followed by a North Ameri...
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Wise Man's Grandchild SS Spinoff Manga Ends With 3rd Volume

Slice-of-life comedy spinoff of Kenja no Mago light novels launched in 2019 ― Amazon is listing the third compiled book volume of Takuma Ishii's Kenja no Mago SS spinoff manga as the final volume. Kadokawa will ship the volume on November 9. The manga is a slice-of-life comedy spinoff of Tsuyoshi Yoshioka's fantasy novel series Kenja no Mago. The original story begins when a powerful wizard and sage,...
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Shaman King: The Super Star Manga Goes on Hiatus

Manga creator Hiroyuki Takei puts manga on hiatus due to being busy with other work ― The October issue of Kodansha's Shonen Magazine Edge revealed on Friday that Shaman King: The Super Star, Hiroyuki Takei's new arc for his Shaman King manga, will go on hiatus due to Takei currently being busy and occupied by other work. The magazine will announce the manga's resumption at a later date. Takei launch...
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My Hero Academia The Movie: World Heroes' Mission Earns 3.08 Billion Yen

Film has sold 2.24 million tickets My Hero Academia The Movie: World Heroes' Mission, the third anime film in the My Hero Academia franchise, has earned a cumulative total of 3.080 billion yen (about US$28.11 million), selling 2.24 million tickets as of Sunday. The film dropped from #1 to #6 (in terms of tickets sold) in its seventh weekend. The film is the highest-earning among all three My Hero A...
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Fujihiko Hosono Launches New Manga About '60s Student Protest Movement

Koi to Gebaruto manga launched on September 19 ― Manga creator Fujihiko Hosono launched a new manga titled Koi to Gebaruto (Love and Political Violence) in Kodansha's Comic Days manga website and app on September 19. The manga's story begins in April 1968, in the midst of Japan's university student protest movement. Hiroshi Tōgi leaves his hometown of Sendai to go to college in Tokyo with purpose. Wh...

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Remake Our Life! ‒ Episodes 10-11

While I have mixed feelings about episode 10 versus episode 11, what I can easily say about these two episodes is that these are brutally realistic, but in a satisfying, understandable way.
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Kageki Shoujo!! ‒ Episodes 11-12

But before we get to the rest of the auditions, I want to get to a different topic today: queerness in Kageki Shojo!!
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The Detective Is Already Dead ‒ SEASON FINALE

Alright, now that The Detective Is Already Dead is finally dead, we can all go home and think about what we learned from this
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Monkey Peak -The Rock- Manga Ends on September 24

Kōji Shinasaka, Akihiro Kumeta launched manga in November 2019 ― The 2,774th issue of Nihonbungeisha's Weekly Manga Goraku magazine revealed on Friday that Kōji Shinasaka and Akihiro Kumeta's Monkey Peak -The Rock- manga will end in the magazine's next issue on Friday. The manga launched in November 2019. Nihonbungeisha published the manga's seventh compiled book volume last Friday. Shinsaka and Kume...
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Fena: Pirate Princess ‒ Episode 7

Even for a show about pirates (or with pirates in it), this week's episode of Fena: Pirate Princess has an insanely high body count.
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Ryo Hanada Ends Blackguard Manga, Prepares New Series (Updated)

Blackguard's 5th, final volume ships in December ― Ryo Hanada announced on Twitter on September 16 that his Blackguard manga will end in the November issue of Kodansha's Morning Two magazine, which will ship on October 21. He also stated on Twitter that he is preparing a new series for serialization. Hanada had revealed on Twitter in July that the manga would end with the fifth compiled book volume. ...
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Yuji Naka is Working on New Smartphone Game

Lead programmer of original Sonic games resigned from Square Enix in April ― Game programmer and director Yuji Naka revealed on Twitter on Friday that he has been studying programming again and is making a "simple" game for smartphones with Unity by himself. Naka resigned from Square Enix at the end of April. Naka had stated he could not currently explain the reason why he resigned, but when the time...
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Edens Zero ‒ Episode 7-8

I think Hiro Mashima does best outside of these bigger fantastical concepts: putting the family aspect of his stories at the forefront.
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Live-Action Tokyo Love Story Series Premieres on TV on October 12

Series debuted in April 2020 ― Fuji TV announced on Friday that its new live-action series adaptation of Fumi Saimon's Tokyo Love Story manga will premeire on television on October 12 at 12:35 a.m. JST (effectively, October 13). The series will air episodes on Tuesdays at 12:25 a.m. JST. The show debuted on Fuji TV's on demand service and Amazon Prime Video in April 2020, and it had 11 episodes. The ...
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The Honor Student at Magic High School ‒ Episode 12

Oh sure, we get an extended look at Miyuki's first flight and get to see the whole CAD tampering revelation from Miyuki's point of view instead of Tatsuya's, but there's no new problem that Miyuki and the other girls have to solve while Tatsuya does his thing.
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Crunchyroll Streams Ganbare Dōki-chan, Tawawa on Monday 2 Anime

Both anime began streaming on Monday ― Crunchyroll announced on Monday that it has begun streaming the Ganbare Dōki-chan and Tawawa on Monday 2 anime in North America, Central America, South America, Europe, Africa, Oceania, the Middle East, and the Commonwealth of Independent States. The net anime adaptation of manga creator and illustrator Yomu's Ganbare Dōki-chan (You Can Do It Dōki-chan) dōjinshi...
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Funimation Streams The Vampire Dies in No Time Anime

Anime premieres on October 4 ― Funimation announced on Monday that it will stream the television anime of Itaru Bonnoki's The Vampire Dies in No Time (Kyūketsuki Sugu Shinu) manga for the fall 2021 anime season. The company will stream the anime in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia, and New Zealand as it airs in Japan. The anime will also stream Mexico, Chile, Colombia, Peru, a...
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The Great Jahy Will Not Be Defeated! ‒ Episodes 6-7

Jahy is relatable: I, too, can't do push-ups, need silence at night, embarrass myself in front of kids, and also, enjoy hunting for treasure with others.
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Girlfriend, Girlfriend ‒ SEASON FINALE

I cannot believe I'm saying this, but I'm a little disappointed that Girlfriend, Girlfriend decided to take this route.
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Fist of the North Star Volume 2

While Fist of the North Star started with Volume 1, it's here where its legacy truly begins. ― Here is where things start to get interesting. While the first volume of Fist of the North Star is a terrific read and involves some of the most important events and villains of the series, there is no denying that it is the earlier part of the work and it shows. From the art to the structure to the focus, ...
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22/7 Idol Project Auditions for New Members

Project's 2nd audition in 5 years ― The official website for the 22/7 idol project announced on Monday that the idol group is auditioning for new members. This marks the project's second audition in five years since the initial recruitment in October 2016. Female applicants between 18-25 years old (as of April 1, 2022) can apply to audition until October 19. After several screenings in October-Novemb...
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Pokémon Trading Card Game Gets New Online App for Smartphones, Computers

Pokémon Trading Card Live will launch "soon" ― The Pokémon Company International announced on Monday that the Pokémon Trading Card Game is getting a new free-to-play online app titled Pokémon Trading Card Live for iOS, Android, PC, and Mac. The game will launch "soon." The game will get an early soft launch for mobile devices in Canada and a global open beta for PC and Mac later this year. Players ca...
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The Best and Worst of Summer 2021, Sep 9-15

After a season scraping the bottom of the rankings, the Detective is now Dead in the cumulative as well. See how your favorites and not-so-favorites stack up this week! ― Our team of reviewers are following 24 anime series of the Summer 2021 season and readers are rating each episode as the reviews go up. So let's have a look at what ANN readers consider the best (and worst) of the season. Keep in m...
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Manga Creator Kayono Saeki Passes Away

Creator of Smash! Meg & Hi no Ryōsen, wife of Area 88 creator Kaoru Shintani ― Kaoru Shintani announced on Monday that his wife and fellow manga creator Kayono Saeki has passed away at her home on August 29 at 3:35 p.m. due to lung cancer. She was 69. When Saeki was diagnosed with cancer three years ago, her cancer was already in stage four and had metastasized to various parts of her body, so she wa...
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Yuuki Kaji Voices Detective Conan's Shuichi Akai in Flashback Set 17 Years Ago

Kaji voiced character, normally voiced by Shūichi Ikeda, in Saturday's episode ― Voice actor Yuuki Kaji revealed on his Twitter account on Saturday that he voiced the Detective Conan character Shuichi Akai in a flashback set 17 years in the past in Saturday's episode. Shūichi Ikeda normally voices the character in the franchise's television anime and films. Akai has been the focus of a number of inst...
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Magic of Stella Manga Ends in 3 Chapters

Manga launched in 2013, inspired 2016 TV anime ― The November issue of Houbunsha's Manga Time Kirara Max magazine revealed on Saturday that cloba.U's Magic of Stella (Stella no Mahō) manga will end in three chapters. If there are no delays, the manga will end on December 19. Sentai Filmworks licensed the manga's television anime adaptation, and released it on Blu-ray Disc in 2018. The company describ...

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Banished From The Heroes' Party Story Gets Game on Steam Early Access on October 7

Kadokawa publishes Slow living with Princess game ― Kadokawa revealed on Friday that Zappon and Yasumo's Banished From the Heroes' Party (Shin no Nakama janai to Yūsha no Party o Oidasareta node, Henkyō de Slow Life Suru Koto ni Shimashita) light novel series and anime adaptation are inspiring Slow living with Princess, a game that will debut on Steam Early Access on October 7. Tsukurite is developin...
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Live-Action 'Do not say mystery' Show Casts Sairi Itō

Masaki Suda stars in January series adapting manga by Basara creator Yumi Tamura ― The official website for the live-action series of Yumi Tamura's Do not say mystery (Mystery to Iu Nakare) manga revealed on Monday that Sairi Itō (seen below) will join the cast as Seiko Furomitsu, a rookie detective. The series will premiere in January 2022. The series will star Masaki Suda (left in image below) as p...

Tawawa on Monday Anime Gets 2nd Season With Episode 1 Now Streaming (Updated)

Rie Takahashi, Yuka Iguchi, Kikuko Inoue, Junichi Yanagita join cast, with almost entirely new staff, studio ― Manga creator Kiseki Himura revealed on Monday that the short anime of his Getsuyōbi no Tawawa (Tawawa on Monday) illustrations has a new second season titled Getsuyōbi no Tawawa 2 (Tawawa on Monday Two), with the first episode already streaming on Abema TV. Future episodes will be available...

China Designates Online Boys-Love Games for Banning

Chinese gov't warns companies that do not comply will be severely punished ― TV Asahi reported on September 9 that the Chinese Communist Party's Central Public Relations Department instructed online game companies the day before to strictly prohibit boys-love content and other "content that contain false values or illicit material." Chinese officials have designated content with boys-love and "effemi...
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Drawn & Quarterly Publishes Murasaki Yamada's Talk To My Back Manga

368-page book will ship in July 2022 ― Drawn & Quarterly announced on September 9 that it will publish a compiled edition of Murasaki Yamada's Talk To My Back manga in English. The book will have 368 pages and will retail for US$29.95. Drawn & Quarterly plans to release the manga in July 2022. Ryan Holmberg is translating the book. An excerpt from the solicitation reads: Set in an apartment complex o...
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Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation Anime's New Yuiko Ohara Song Previewed in Latest Video

Ohara returns to sing "Keishō no Uta" for 2nd part premiering on October 3 ― The official website for the television anime of Rifujin na Magonote's Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation light novel series began streaming the second promotional video for the show's sequel (its second cours or second quarter of a year) on Monday. The video teases the characters that will appear in the second part, and ...

GKIDS Reveals Future Boy Conan Anime's English Dub Cast

BD with new 4K restoration of anime will ship on November 16 ― GKIDS announced the English dub cast on Friday for its new 4K restored Blu-ray Disc release of Hayao Miyazaki and Nippon Animation's Future Boy Conan anime. The Blu-ray Disc is available for pre-order and will ship on November 16. The series will also be available digitally on November 16. The cast includes: Sabrina Pitre as Conan Erin Ma...

The Duke of Death and His Maid Anime Gets Sequel

Announced in finale on Sunday ― The television anime of Koharu Inoue's The Duke of Death and His Maid (Shinigami Bocchan to Kuro Maid) manga ended on Sunday with an special commercial announcing that a sequel has been green-lit. The manga's story centers on the titular Duke of Death, cursed to steal the life from any living thing that he touches. He is accompanied by his maid Alice, who enjoys teasin...
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Akeji Fujimura's Tokoshie x Bullet Manga Ends in Next Chapter

Manga based on multimedia project launched in October 2020 ― This year's 43rd issue of Kodansha's Weekly Young Magazine revealed on Saturday that Akeji Fujimura's Tokoshie × Bullet Shinminato Kōbōsen (Tokoshie × Bullet: The Battle at Shin Minato) manga will end in the magazine's next issue on September 27. The manga is part of the Tokoshie × Bullet multimedia project based on creator group Morion Air...
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Ciao Deluxe Magazine Launches 8 New Manga in November

An Nakahara, Akira Wao, Meme Iwaoka, more launch manga ― The November issue of Shogakukan's Ciao Deluxe magazine (magazine cover pictured at right) revealed on Saturday that the magazine will launch eight new manga in the next issue, which will ship on November 20. The following authors will launch new manga in the issue: An Nakahara, Akira Wao, Hasumi Fujita, Meme Iwaoka, Ai Amane, Suguru Tōya, Miku...
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Singer Maon Kurosaki Recuperating After Collapsing Due to Epidural Hematoma

Kurosaki goes on hiatus for at least 2 months to recuperate from emergency surgery ― The official website for singer Maon Kurosaki announced on Sunday that she underwent emergency surgery for epidural hematoma (bleeding between the skull and the membrane surrounding the brain). As a result, she is going on hiatus while she recuperates. Kurosaki had collapsed on Saturday in the middle of a live-stream...
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High Rise Invasion Artist Takahiro Ōba Launches New Manga With Author Hajime Inoryū

New "revenge drama" manga launches on September 25 ― The official website for Kodansha's Magazine Pocket (MagaPoke) app revealed on Saturday that writer Hajime Inoryū and artist Takahiro Ōba will launch a new manga titled Psycho no Sekai (World of Psycho) on the app on September 25. The magazine describes the manga as follows: Even weak people have fangs. A revenge drama about rebellion and challengi...
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Shio Usui's Doughnuts Under a Crescent Moon Manga Ends in 4th Volume

Seven Seas releases yuri manga in English ― The third volume of Shio Usui's Donuts Under a Crescent Moon (Kaketa Tsuki no Donuts) manga revealed on Friday that the manga will end in its fourth volume. The manga launched in Ichijinsha's Comic Yuri Hime magazine in March 2019. Seven Seas Entertainment is releasing the manga in English, and it describes the story: Uno Hinako throws herself into makeup, ...
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Sword Art Online, Made in Abyss Franchises Each Host Online Events With Overseas Plans

SAO online exhibit planned for 2022 outside Japan; Made in Abyss fan meeting set for November 21 ― Sony revealed on Sunday that the "Sword Art Online: Ex-Chronicle" exhibit is getting a new online version titled "Sword Art Online: Ex-Chronicle Online Edition" that will take place from November 20 through December 7. A global version of the event is planned for 2022. The Japanese version of the event ...
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Freezing Authors Launch New Manga in October

Final volume of duo's Ponkotsu Megami no Isekai Sōseiroku manga ships on October 8 ― The 100th issue of Kill Time Communication's Comic Valkyrie digital manga magazine announced on Wednesday that writer Dall-Young Lim and artist Kwang-Hyun Kim will launch a new manga in the magazine's next issue in early October. The manga will center on a genius manga creator who uses their drawing skills when they ...

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Viz Media, Manga Plus Publish PPPPPP Manga in English

Story about pianist septuplets premiered on Friday ― Viz Media and Manga Plus published the first chapter of Mapollo 3's PPPPPP manga in English on Friday. Both services will publish the next chapter of the manga on September 26. Manga Plus describes the manga: Kuon Otogami was a genius pianist whose name is among the greatest in the annals of the music world. He had seven children who also all becam...
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My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom! X ‒ SEASON FINALE

Yes, it's important that we learn that there was a Fortune Lover II after Catarina's previous death, but maintaining that link to her past life is a bit like keeping her heart beating.
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My Hero Academia ‒ Episode 112

Tomura Shigaraki, the villain, was neither born nor made – he was designed, custom built by the first person to reach out to him.
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Tsukimichi -Moonlit Fantasy- ‒ Episode 11

Our usually laid-back hero Makoto confronts true loss and tragedy for the first time in his new life as an isekai demigod, and in retaliation, he suddenly adopts a savage willingness to torture and murder that we've never seen before.
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I'm Standing on 1,000,000 Lives. ‒ Episode 23

The show finally puts some of its dang cards on the table, cutting out some of the excessive tragedy and instead propelling us forward to where they're actually going with this.
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Blue Reflection: Second Light Game Streams 8-Minute Gameplay Trailer

2 new characters revealed for game launching on PS4, Switch, PC on November 9 ― Koei Tecmo Games began streaming a gameplay video for Gust's Blue Reflection: Second Light (Blue Reflection Tie in Japan) game on Thursday. The company also announced two new characters for the game named Uta Komagawa and Kirara Kuno. Koei Tecmo Games describes the two characters: As the secrets behind BLUE REFLECTION: Se...
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Japanese Animation TV Ranking, September 6-12

Demon Slayer rerun compilations earn 13% rating ― The latest episode of the live-action series adaptation based on Miko Yasu's Police in a Pod (Hakozume: Kōban Joshi no Gyakushū) manga aired on NTV on Wednesday, September 8 at 10:00 p.m. and it earned an 11.6% rating. The latest episode of the live-action series adaptation of Oreco Tachibana's Promise Cinderella manga aired on TBS on Tuesday, Septemb...

Japan's Video Game Rankings, September 6-12

Tales of Arise PS4 debuts at #1, PS5 at #3 ― Japan's Game Ranking: September 6-12 Rank System Title Publisher Release Date Weekly Copies Total Copies 1PS4Tales of Arise Bandai Namco Entertainment September 9 151,316 151,316 2NSwWarioWare: Get It Together! Nintendo September 10 72,277 72,277 3PS5Tales of Arise Bandai Namco Entertainment September 9 50,482 50,482 4NSwRing Fit Adventure Nintendo October...
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1st Touken Ranbu Musical Gets Manga Adaptation

Kyō Yamazaki draws manga debuting September 24 ― The official Twitter account for Shueisha's Tonari no Young Jump manga website revealed on Tuesday that Touken Ranbu - Atsukashiyama Ibun, the first stage musical for the Touken Ranbu franchise, is inspiring a manga adaptation by Kyō Yamazaki that will debut on the site on September 24. Touken Ranbu - Atsukashiyama Ibun held its first trial performance...
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New Macross Delta Film, Frontier Short's Trailers Unveil October 8 Opening

1st 5 minutes of Delta film to be previewed online on October 7 ― The official website for the Macross franchise posted the full trailers for the Gekijō-ban Macross Delta: Zettai LIVE!!!!!! feature film and "Gekijō Tanpen Macross Frontier Toki no Meikyū" (Macross Frontier Film Short: Labyrinth of Time) film short on Saturday. The trailers announce that the films will open together on October 8. The n...
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Tesla Note Manga Reaches Halfway Point by 4th Volume

4th volume ships in October ― Manga creator Kōta Sannomiya revealed on their Twitter account on September 10 that the Tesla Note manga will reach "pretty much the halfway point" of its story by the fourth volume, which will ship in October. The spy action manga follows "Mission T," a shadow war of spies and secret intelligence waged to prevent the world's destruction. The story follows Botan Negoro, ...
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Duel Masters Gets New Isekai Manga Focused on Rule Variants

Isekai Tensei Sengen Duel Masters Ha manga debuted on Friday ― Shogakukan's Coro Coro Online website revealed on Tuesday that the Duel Masters franchise is getting a new manga titled Isekai Tensei Sengen Duel Masters Ha (Parallel World Reincarnation Declaration Duel Masters Supremacy). Kamiyui draws the manga, which debuted on Coro Coro Online on Friday. The manga centers on main character Iona Morim...
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Tokyo Vice Live-Action Series Reveals Main Cast Members

Ansel Elgor, Ken Watanabe, Rinko Kikuchi, Hideaki Ito, more Japanese cast members join ― The staff for the live-action adaptation of American reporter Jake Adelstein's Tokyo Vice book revealed new cast members for the series on Wednesday. Ansel Elgort (upper left in image above) plays protagonist and reporter Jake. Ken Watanabe (top row center) plays experienced cop Katagiri. Rinko Kikuchi (upper rig...
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PuraOre! Pride of Orange Anime's New Videos Preview Victory Dance, Ice Hockey

Series premieres on October 6 ― The official website for CyberAgent's CAAnimation label and DMM Games' multimedia project PuraOre! Pride of Orange began streaming the show's third promotional on Saturday. The video is available in two different versions. The bottom video features English text. "The first girls' ice hockey anime ever" premieres on October 6, and stars: Riku Masuda as Manaka Mizusawa S...
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Naruto to Boruto: Shinobi Striker Game Adds Itachi as 26th DLC Character

Character is 3rd in new 4th season pass ― This year's 42nd issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine revealed on Saturday that Itachi (Edo Tensei form) will be the 26th DLC character for Bandai Namco Entertainment's Naruto to Boruto: Shinobi Striker game. The character will arrive in the game "soon," and will be the third character in the game's fourth season pass. The season pass will have a t...
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Kenichi Kakutani's Joshi Kōsei to Mahō no Note Book Get Anime, Manga Projects

Noovo animates CG anime, 1st chapter of manga available for free now ― The KyoMAF event in Kyoto revealed on Saturday that Kenichi Kakutani's Otona mo Shiranai Yume no Mitsuke Kata: Joshi Kōsei to Mahō no Note book will get both a manga adaptation and an anime adaptation under the title Joshi Kōsei to Mahō no Note (High School Girl & The Magic Notebook). Kakutani is the president of the health supple...
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