Way of the Househusband Anime's Trailer Reveals 2 Cast Members, April 8 Netflix Global Debut

Shizuka Itou, Kazuyuki Okitsu join cast as Miku, Masa

Hikaru Utada Sings 'To Your Eternity' Anime's Theme Song

"PINK BLOOD" is her 1st theme song for TV anime

This Week in Anime - What Makes Horimiya The Best Rom-Com in Years?

Horimiya has all the makings of a typical high school romance, but it stands out thanks to stellar direction, expert character writing, and a story that isn't afraid to go beyond handholding. Steve and Jean-Karlo discuss what sets the series apart.

PREVIEW: Story Of Seasons: Pioneers of Olive Town

Your relationship with the people of Olive Town is the game's real heart; that's what has given the brand the strength to carry on over all these years without getting lost in a sea of generic sim games.

The ANN Aftershow - Down with the Eldian Empire!

An explosion rocks Paradis to its core as Armin and Mikasa learn there are insurrectionists in their midst — and they've chosen Eren as their figurehead. Lynzee, Jacki, and James discuss if Eren can even be considered a hero anymore.

Attack on Titan The Final Season ‒ Episode 12

"Do you know how to tell a good lie? Sometimes, you've gotta mix the truth into it."

Shonen Jump's Naruto: Ninja Arena Art Contest

Draw the Naruto gang playing games and you could win a huge Japanime Games game package.

It's Time to Start Appreciating Ram

For all her faults, there is an undeniable and indisputable fact about Ram. Simply put, without her, this story would fail.

EX-ARM ‒ Episode 8

In his memoir, Hayao Miyazaki noted his own initial reluctance to accepting what he had watched.

“At first, I was appalled. It made my eyebrows tremble to even take the images in, and I stormed from the room just to escape the sensation."
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Berserk of Gluttony GN 1

But while Fate and Roxy are both appealing characters that are easy to sympathize with, neither of them is the standout character of the first volume: That honor falls to Greed, a sentient sword. ― This first volume of Berserk of Gluttony is all about building the world and establishing the characters. Society in this Western fantasy world is organized around the special skills people are born with. ...
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Dear NOMAN GN 1

Dear NOMAN blends a lesbian love story with a ghost story and hits a lot of good emotional beats along the way. ― If the name “Neji” sounds familiar, that's because Dear Noman is their second title to be translated into English, with the first being the charming Beauty and the Beast Girl. Dear Noman takes an equally interesting approach to the yuri genre, once again using fantasy as a major story ele...
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Tokyo Day by Day: 365 Things to See and Do!

A lot of us had to cancel travel plans when the pandemic struck, and considering we're all anime fans here, I'm willing to bet quite a few of you reading had trips to Tokyo scheduled. ― A lot of us had to cancel travel plans when the pandemic struck, and considering we're all anime fans here, I'm willing to bet quite a few of you reading had trips to Tokyo scheduled. While it wasn't to Japan, I had t...
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The Night Beyond the Tricorner Window GN 4-7

This is a series with BL elements that has the potential to reach a much wider readership than many other series featuring romance between two men. ― It is, I admit, more than a little baffling that Tomoko Yamashita's The Night Beyond the Tricorner Window is only being published by Viz Media's SuBLime BL imprint. That's not a censure so much as it is a regret, because while there are still double-ent...
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Kingdom Anime Season 3's Return Previewed in Promo Video

Season restarts from episode 1 on April 4 after COVID-19 delay ― The official Twitter account for the Kingdom anime posted the second main promotional video for the anime's third season on Wednesday, to highlight its return. Shueisha's Weekly Young Jump magazine is publishing a special interview with the Kingdom anime staff over the next four weeks, starting with this year's 14th issue on Thursday. D...
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General Manager of Baby Manga About Manager-Turned-Baby Gets TV Anime

Ken Yasuda stars in anime premiering on March 28 ― NHK announced on Wednesday that Sachiko Takeuchi's General Manager of Baby (Aka-chan Honbuchō) manga is inspiring a television anime that will premiere on NHK on March 28 at 24:40 (effectively, March 29 at 12:40 a.m.) The comedy anime has eight 5-minute episodes. NHK Enteprises, NHK, and Telecom Staff are producing the series, and NHK and Telecom Sta...
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Takara Tomy Reveals Mazica Party Franchise With April TV Anime

Franchise about wizards stars Mikako Komatsu, also gets card game ― Takara Tomy announced on Wednesday that it is producing a new multimedia franchise titled Mazica Party, which will include an upcoming television anime and card game. The television anime will premiere on TV Tokyo, TV Osaka, and four other affiliated stations on April 4 at 9:30 a.m. The franchise will have a "magic x party" theme. Th...
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ISLAND Visual Novel Game Gets Release on Switch on April 8

Company streamed opening video for launch ― Frontwing announced on Monday that it will release the English-language version of it and Prototype's ISLAND visual novel on Nintendo Switch on April 8. The company streamed the opening video for the launch. The company released the same version of the game for PC via Steam in August 2018. The game shipped for PC in Japan in April 2016 and for PlayStation V...

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Hello Kitty's Hollywood Animated/Live-Action Film Hires Directors (Updated)

Jennifer Coyle, Leo Matsuda hired by Warner's New Line Cinema ― Entertainment news source The Hollywood Reporter posted on Tuesday that Warner Bros. Entertainment's New Line Cinema has hired animators Jennifer Coyle and Leo Matsuda as directors for its film adaptation of Sanrio's Hello Kitty franchise. Coyle has previously worked on shows such as Harley Quinn and Bob's Burgers, while Matsuda has work...
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Live-Action Kakegurui Twins Series' Trailer Previews Theme Song

Sōshi Sakiyama performs "Gyakkō" theme for March 26 Amazon Prime series ― GAGA posted a new trailer and key visual for the live-action series of Katsura Saiki's Kakegurui Twins manga spinoff on Wednesday. The trailer reveals and previews the series' theme song "Gyakkō" (Against the Tide) by Sōshi Sakiyama. The series will debut on Amazon Prime on March 26. The show will air for eight episodes, and tw...
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Quench Your Burning Thirst With These Promare-inspired Tea Blends and Cocktails

A tea salon in Ginza is bringing the heat with its latest lineup of tea blends and tea cocktails inspired by the fiery personalities of Promare. ― The Gin-Iro-Neko ("Silver Cat") Tea Salon in Ginza, Tokyo is bringing the heat with its latest lineup of tea blends and tea cocktails inspired by the fiery personalities of the Promare anime film. The lineup consists of three different types of tea blends,...
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Bottom-tier Character Tomozaki ‒ Episode 8

Poor Mimimi, though. This episode laid out all of her messy, complicated feelings for Hinami, from her painful and one-sided rivalry to their sweet friendship.
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North American Anime, Manga Releases, February 28-March 6

A Certain Scientific Railgun T, Aragne: Sign of Vermillion anime; Dr. Stone Reboot: Byakuya, My Hero Academia: Team-Up Missions manga ship ― Anime Releases Title Publisher Suggested Retail Price Date Ah My Buddha!! BDPlease Nozomi Entertainment US$34.99 March 2 Aragne: Sign of Vermillion BDCite Sentai Filmworks US$29.98 March 2 Attack On Titan Season 3 Complete Collection BDAnimeNewsNetwork Funimatio...
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Otherside Picnic ‒ Episode 9

Otherside Picnic's most consistent struggles have been in doing justice in its depiction of the freakish and fantastical encounters that make up its story.
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Suppose a Kid From the Last Dungeon Boonies Moved to a Starter Town ‒ Episode 9

As long as the show's goofing around with the various love polygons surrounding Lloyd, it might as well add in some other character connections.
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Berserk of Gluttony GN 1

But while Fate and Roxy are both appealing characters that are easy to sympathize with, neither of them is the standout character of the first volume: That honor falls to Greed, a sentient sword. ― This first volume of Berserk of Gluttony is all about building the world and establishing the characters. Society in this Western fantasy world is organized around the special skills people are born with. ...
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David Lynch Almost Made a Live-Action Film Out of Katsuhiro Otomo's Domu Manga

Bandai wanted the team to complete shooting in only 12 months, or otherwise the rights for the film would revert back to Bandai. ― /Film reported that the acclaimed surrealist filmmaker David Lynch (Twin Peaks, The Elephant Man, Blue Velvet) almost made a live-action out of Katsuhiro Otomo's Domu manga during the 1990s. According to Star Wars assistant art director and costume designer Nilo Rodis-Jam...

Crunchyroll Launches New Beta Website in U.S.

Crunchyroll Beta to feature new user interface, improved search, user-made Crunchylists ― Crunchyroll announced on Tuesday that it is launching a new Crunchyroll Beta website. The beta is currently available for 20% of its premium members, but it will eventually become available to all premium subscribers and free users in the U.S. The company will reveal details on the beta's international rollout a...
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Trigger's SSSS.Dynazenon TV Anime Premieres on April 2

The official Twitter account for Tsuburaya Productions and Trigger's new SSSS.Dynazenon anime project announced on Tuesday that the anime will premiere on MBS on April 2 at 2:55 a.m. JST (effectively, April 3). The show will also air on BS11 and Tokyo MX. The anime is listed as being part of the "Gridman Universe." "Gridman" is credited with the original work, and Akira Amemiya is returning from S...
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Texas' A-Kon Convention Delayed Again to 2022

Customers can transfer registration to next year's event or request refund ― Texas anime convention A-Kon announced on Monday that this year's convention has been postponed due to the current state of the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Customers can transfer their registration to next year's A-Kon event, or they can request a refund until April 4. The staff has not yet revealed the location and ...
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PlayStation Store Halts Purchases, Rentals of Movie, TV Content on August 31

Users can still access already purchased movie, TV content after August 31 ― Sony announced on Tuesday that the PlayStation Store will no longer offer purchases and rentals of movie and television content as of August 31, due to the growth of "subscription-based and ad-based entertainment streaming services on our consoles.." Even after August 31, users can still access media that they have previousl...
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1st Laid-Back Camp VR Game Launches on March 4

Gemdrops reveals prices on iOS, Android, PS4, Switch, Steam ― Gemdrops announced on Tuesday that Laid-Back Camp - Virtual - Lake Motosu (Yurucamp Virtual Camp Motosuko-hen), its first of two VR games based on Afro's Laid-Back Camp (Yurucamp) manga, will launch on Thursday. \The Wait is Over/ Announcing the Laid-Back Camp - Virtual - Lake Motosu release date Party popper Surprise!... It's March 4th (T...
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Hikaru Utada Sings 'To Your Eternity' Anime's Theme Song

"PINK BLOOD" is her 1st theme song for TV anime ― The official website for the television anime of Yoshitoki Oima's To Your Eternity (Fumetsu no Anata e) manga revealed on Tuesday that Hikaru Utada is contributing her new song "PINK BLOOD" as the anime's opening theme song. This is the first time that the artist contributed a theme song for a television anime. The anime was originally slated to premi...
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'I Became a Kuro-Gyaru so I F***ed My Best Friend' Anime Adds 2 Cast Members

Yoshiyuki Shimozuma, Marin Mizutani join April "gender-swap romcom" anime ― The official website for Kuro-Gyaru ni Natta Kara Shinyū to Shite Mita, the television anime of Yupopo Orishima's Kuro-Gyaru ni Natta Kara Shinyū to Yatte Mita (I Became a Kuro-Gyaru* so I F***ed My Best Friend.) manga, revealed two more cast members for the anime on Monday: Yoshiyuki Shimozuma as Hajime Tsuzuki, Rui's longti...
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My Androgynous Boyfriend Manga Gets Live-Action Series in April

Manga based on Tamekō's manga stars Ai Yoshikawa, Rihito Itagaki ― NTV announced on Tuesday that it is producing a live-action series adaptation of Tamekō's My Androgynous Boyfriend (Genderless Danshi ni Aisareteimasu.) manga that will premiere on April 1. The series will star Ai Yoshikawa (left in image below) as Wako Machida, and Rihito Itagaki (right) as Meguru. Izuru Kumasaka, Hiroaki Yuasa, and ...

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Jujutsu Kaisen Manga Volume 15 Gets Initial Run of 1.5 Million

Series will have 36 million copies in circulation on Thursday ― Shueisha reported on Tuesday that the 15th compiled book volume of Gege Akutami's Jujutsu Kaisen manga will have about 1.5 million copies in its initial run — the first time that any of the manga's volumes has had more than 1 million copies in its initial run. The volume will ship on Thursday. Including digital copies, the manga series a...
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Demon Slayer Film Back at #2 in 20th Weekend in Japan

All anime films rise in rankings; Pocket Monster Koko climbs back to top 10 Demon Slayer - Kimetsu no Yaiba – The Movie: Mugen Train rose from #3 (in number of tickets sold) to #2 in its 20th weekend. The film sold 100,000 tickets over the weekend and earned 155,641,100 yen (about US$1.45 million) from Friday to Sunday — increases of 5.5% and 3.3%, respectively, over the previous weekend's numbers....
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World Trigger Season 2 ‒ Episode 7

Something I've come to really appreciate about World Trigger over the years is that it lets Osamu be genuinely mediocre.

Way of the Househusband Anime's Trailer Reveals 2 Cast Members, April 8 Netflix Global Debut

Shizuka Itou, Kazuyuki Okitsu join cast as Miku, Masa ― Netflix began streaming an English-subtitled trailer for the anime series of Kousuke Oono's The Way of the Househusband (Gokushufudō) manga on Tuesday. The trailer reveals two new cast members for the anime, as well as its April 8 worldwide debut on Netflix. Shizuka Itou will play Miku, Tatsu's wife. Kazuyuki Okitsu play Masa, Tatsu's former gan...
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Laid-Back Camp Season 2 ‒ Episode 8

This week, Nadeshiko earns her distinction as Laid-Back Camp's de facto protagonist, using her pleasantly ovular head and stalwartly sunny disposition to carry the episode through its funny, charming, and magical highlights.
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Demon Slayer Film Opens at #1 in New Zealand

Film has earned US$250,151 after opening last week ― The Demon Slayer - Kimetsu no Yaiba – The Movie: Mugen Train anime film ranked #1 at the New Zealand box office in its opening weekend, and has earned the equivalent of US$250,151 as of February 28. The film opened in New Zealand on February 25. As of Monday, the film has sold a cumulative total of 27.68 million tickets for 38.1 billion yen (about ...
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Live-Action Rurouni Kenshin: The Beginning Film Adds 3 Cast Members

For characters in Kenshin's past in Rurouni Kenshin Saishūshō The Beginning ― The official website for the two 'final chapter' films in the live-action film series based on Nobuhiro Watsuki's Rurouni Kenshin manga revealed three new cast members for the film on Tuesday. The three characters will all appear in Rurouni Kenshin Saishūshō The Beginning, the second film in the series, when Kenshin relates...
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Kemono Jihen ‒ Episode 8

No matter how bad you thought your last family reunion was, it can't possibly hold a candle to Shiki's.
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Horimiya ‒ Episode 8

Look, there is absolutely nothing wrong with liking what you like, even if that's something that might seem “off” to other people. If no one is being injured (who doesn't want to be), people are more than welcome to explore various kinks and ideas in their relationships.
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Toynk Invites You To Catch 'Em All With Pokémon Merch Collection

Geek goods store Toynk is celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Pokémon franchise by offering a special collection of officially licensed Pokémon merchandise, which includes mugs, plushes, action figures, toys, games, home goods, and more. Highlights include an assortment of Pokéball-themed merchandise, such as the Pokémon Pokéball Ceramic Coffee Mug with Lid, which is a perfect replica of the i...
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Sk8 the Infinity ‒ Episode 8

There's still the major, ongoing plot, sure, but we're back to following it mostly in terms of showing off absurd skate battles rather than forlorn, introspective character work. That's good!
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Comic-Con International 2021's Physical Event Canceled With Smaller In-Person Event Planned for November

Organizers to hold "[email protected]" virtual event on July 23-25 ― The organizers of San Diego's Comic-Con International event announced on Monday that this year's physical event has been canceled due to the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) situation. Based on information from local and national healthcare officials, the staff has determined that July is too early to hold its in-person convention. I...
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Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon ‒ Episode 21

What more is there to say, when Yashahime's actual script becomes virtually indistinguishable from my bitter snark?
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Studio 4°C's Gyokō no Nikuko-san Anime Film Opens on June 11, Casts Shinobu Ōtake

Video previews main character Nikuko's voice ― The official website for Studio 4°C's anime film adaptation of Kanako Nishi's Gyokō no Nikuko-chan (Nikuko of the Fishing Harbor) novel announced on Monday that the film will open on June 11, and that Shinobu Ōtake will voice the main character Nikuko. The website posted a video, and it previews Nikuko's voice. Ayumu Watanabe (Children of the Sea, Space ...
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So I'm a Spider, So What? ‒ Episode 8

She has another fight which pushes her and all her newfound abilities to their limits, but this time her foe – a wounded fire dragon – is intelligent enough to counter her go-to move.
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Dear NOMAN GN 1

Dear NOMAN blends a lesbian love story with a ghost story and hits a lot of good emotional beats along the way. ― If the name “Neji” sounds familiar, that's because Dear Noman is their second title to be translated into English, with the first being the charming Beauty and the Beast Girl. Dear Noman takes an equally interesting approach to the yuri genre, once again using fantasy as a major story ele...
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Sayaka Ohara Narrates Aria the Crepuscolo Anime Film's Promo Video

Aria anime's 15th anniversary film opens on March 5 ― The official website for Aria the Crepuscolo, the new theatrical anime film project celebrating the Aria anime's 15th anniversary, began streaming a promotional video on Monday. Sayaka Ohara, who voices Alicia, narrates the video, which features footage from both the upcoming film and the original Aria anime. Theatergoers will receive one of eight...
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Shinobu's Sword From Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Gets Lethal-Looking Toy Replica

After the popular reception of its toy replica of Tanjiro's Nichirin Blade, Premium Bandai is releasing the second item in its "Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba DX Nichirintō" toy line: a replica of the elegant yet deadly Nichirin Blade of Shinobu Kocho, complete with lethal Wisteria poison dripping from its tip. Like the toy replica of Shinobu's blade, the "Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba DX Nichiri...
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Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation ‒ Episode 8

But before we get into Rudy's behavior, I'm not letting Eris's father Philip off the hook one bit. This episode gives a better sense of the power struggles within the extensive Greyrat family.
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Jujutsu Kaisen ‒ Episode 20

“Nonstandard” thankfully keeps up Jujutsu Kaisen's winning streak with ease. Did you want more of Aoi being a goofy badass? Well, here you go!
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'Welcome to Demon School, Iruma-kun' Anime Season 2 Reveals Opening Theme Song, April 17 Premiere

New key visual unveiled ― NHK announced on Monday that the second anime season based on Osamu Nishi's Mairimashita! Iruma-kun manga will premiere on April 17 at 5:35 p.m. JST. The website also revealed that DA PUMP will perform the opening theme song "No! No! Satisfaction!," and it unveiled a new key visual: Makoto Moriwaki returns to direct the second season at Bandai Namco Pictures, with Kazuyuki F...
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Saudi Arabia's Manga Productions, Toei Preview The Journey Film's Japanese Cast in Trailer

Toru Furuya, Kotono Mitsuishi star in film opening in summer 2021 ― Saudi Arabian media company Manga Productions began streaming on Thursday a trailer for it and Toei Animation's animated collaboration film The Journey. The video previews the film's Japanese cast. The cast includes: Toru Furuya as Aus Kotono Mitsuishi as Hind Hiroshi Kamiya as Zurara Yuichi Nakamura as Nizar Kazuya Nakai as Musab Ta...
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Akudama Drive Wins Anime Trending's Anime of the Year Awards

Konosuba film wins Best Film ― The Akudama Drive original anime created by Studio Pierrot and Too Kyo Games took the top spot at Anime Trending's 7th yearly Anime Awards. The series attracted 5,345 of 55,159 votes (or 9.69% of the vote). The anime also won the award for Best Original Screenplay, as well as Best Sci-Fi and Best Mystery/Psychological Anime. Director Tomohiro Taguchi (Kino's Journey - T...
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Re:Zero Series Gets Browser Game With Original Story

Promo video streamed previews Konomi Suzuki's theme song ― Tappei Nagatsuki's Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World- light novel series is inspiring a browser game titled Re:ZERO Kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu: Kinsho to Nazo no Seirei (Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World- The Forbidden Book and the Mysterious Spirit) by DMM Games. Pre-registration opened on Monday. Nagatsuki is supervising the ...
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Another Eden Smartphone Game Releases for PC in Spring 2021

'Wishlist Registration Campaign' and registrations for limited early access are open ― Wright Flyer Studios (WFS) announced on Thursday that its Another Eden: The Cat Beyond Time and Space smartphone game will release for PC via Steam in spring 2021. WFS is hosting a 'Wishlist Registration Campaign' wherein players can win in-game items by wishlisting the game before launch. Registrations for limited...
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Gintama The Final Film Earns Franchise Record of 1.74 Billion Yen

Sold 1.25 million tickets to earn equivalent of US$16.3 million Gintama The Final, the new anime film of Hideaki Sorachi's Gintama manga, has sold 1.25 million tickets to earn a franchise record of 1.74 billion yen (about US$16.3 million) as of Monday. The film's character designer and chief animation director Shinji Takeuchi drew the following illustration to celebrate the milestone: The film open...
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Demon Slayer Film Tops S. Korean & Australian Box Offices, Ranks at #2 in Japan

Film has earned US$7.64 million in S. Korea, US$1.44 million in Australia ― The Demon Slayer - Kimetsu no Yaiba – The Movie: Mugen Train anime film ranked at #1 in South Korea during its fifth weekend, earning the equivalent of US$749,400 (839,926,320 won) over the weekend. The film has earned a cumulative total of US$7.64 million (8,563,873,350 won) in South Korea since it opened on January 27. The ...
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Kenjiro Tsuda Succeeds Keiji Fujiwara as Takumi Rindō in World Trigger Anime

Character will appear in 2nd season's 8th episode on March 6 ― The official website for the anime based on Daisuke Ashihara's World Trigger manga revealed on Monday that Kenjiro Tsuda will play Takumi Rindō in the anime. The character will appear in the eighth episode of the show's second season on March 6. Keiji Fujiwara previously played the character in the first anime season. Fujiwara passed away...
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Osananajimi ga Zettai ni Makenai Love Come Anime Reveals April 14 Premiere, Character Designs

Romantic comedy stars Yoshitsugu Matsuoka, Inori Minase, Ayane Sakura ― The official website for the television anime adaptation of Shūichi Nimaru's Osananajimi ga Zettai ni Makenai Love Come (A Romantic Comedy Where the Childhood Friend Absolutely Will Not Lose) light novel series revealed on Monday that the show will premiere on April 14. The show will air on AT-X, Sun TV, Tokyo MX, KBS Kyoto, TV A...
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Dragon Quest: The Adventure of Dai Anime Adds 5 More Cast Members

Akira Ishida, Konomi Kohara, Subaru Kimura, more join cast ― The official website for the new anime of Riku Sanjo and Kōji Inada's Dragon Quest: The Adventure of Dai (Dragon Quest: Dai no Daibōken) manga announced five more cast members on Saturday. The new cast members are: (from left to right in top row, then bottom row in image above, character name spellings not confirmed) Konomi Kohara as Merle,...
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Mari Yamazaki, Miki Tori's Gli Artigiani Manga About Renaissance Artists Ends

Manga launched in 2015 ― The official Twitter account for Mari Yamazaki and Miki Tori's PLINIVS manga revealed on Sunday that their Gli Artigiani - Renaissance Gaka Shokuninden manga will end in its next chapter. The manga, which profiles the lives of various Renaissance era artists, launched in Shinchosha's Japanese art magazine Geijutsu Shincho in December 2015, and serializes a new four-page chapt...
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Glacier Bay Books Announces ohuton's 'Dear Sara, 1997, Summer' Picture Book

Company to also release author's I'll Be Waiting at the Solution manga ― The America-based online bookstore Glacier Bay Books announced on Saturday that it will publish ohuton's picture-book style piece of work titled Dear Sara, 1997, Summer. The indie release is the author's second book. The story follows a young boy meeting a girl called Sara at a bus stand. Glacier Bay Books describes the story as...
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Panzer Dragoon II Zwei: Remake Game Gets 2021 Release Window

Original game released for Sega Saturn in March 1996 ― The official Twitter account for Panzer Dragoon: Remake ⁠— Sega and Polish game developer/publisher Forever Entertainment's remake of Sega's Panzer Dragoon game — revealed on Saturday that the Panzer Dragoon II Zwei: Remake game⁠ will launch in 2021. The original game released for Sega Saturn in March 1996. Forever Entertainment announced the rem...
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Atlanta's MomoCon Cancels 2021 Main Event

Mini-event titled Winterfest takes place on December 19-20 ― The staff of Atlanta's MomoCon event announced on Friday that it is canceling its main event that was slated for May 27-30 due to the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. The staff of the convention now plan to host a mini-event titled Winterfest at the Georgia World Congress Center on December 19-20. Tickets for MomoCon 2020 and Mo...
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Otakon Raises More Than US$34,000

Convention began asking for donations in January due to unforeseen costs of last year's COVID-19 cancellation ― Otakorp president Brooke Zerrlaut announced in a newsletter on Saturday that the organization has raised more than US$34,000 in donations to support its Otakon anime convention. The convention is still accepting donations through its store and through Paypal. The organization began requesti...
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AnimeJapan 2021 Gets Overseas Stream With English Commentary

Anime Festival Asia's Sozo collaborates with AnimeJapan 2021 to deliver overseas stream ― Singaporean events and marketing agency Sozo Pte. Ltd., the organizer of the Anime Festival Asia convention, announced on Monday that it is working with the AnimeJapan 2021 convention to provide an on-demand live streaming program for the stage events for this year's online-only convention. The stream will be av...
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Nagabe Ends Monotone Blue Manga

Manga by The Girl From the Other Side author launched in 2019 ― Manga creator Nagabe revealed on their Twitter account on Sunday that they ended their Monotone Blue manga with its ninth chapter in the April issue of Libre's Be Boy Gold magazine on Saturday. The manga is the serialized version of Nagabe's "Escalate" one-shot manga that appeared in the "Kemono Jingai BL Special" anthology manga book in...

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ZUN Announces Touhou Project's 18th Game

Game's demo releases at Reitaisai event on March 21, with planned full release in May ― Japanese dōjin developer ZUN (founder and sole member of the Team Shanghai Alice dōjin game developer circle) announced a new game for his Touhou Project series on Saturday. The game is the 18th game in the main series and is titled Touhou Kōryūdō: Unconnected Marketeers. ZUN stated that he plans to release a demo...

Demon Slayer, Earwig & the Witch, Lupin III, On-Gaku, Ride Your Wave, A Whisker Away Confirmed Eligible for Oscars

Academy Awards announce nominees on March 15, awards take place on April 25 ― The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences confirmed on Thursday that the following anime films are eligible for consideration at the 93rd annual Academy Awards: Demon Slayer – Kimetsu no Yaiba – The Movie: Mugen Train based on manga by Koyoharu Gotouge Studio Ghibli and Goro Miyazaki's Earwig and the Witch Lupin III T...
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Virtual-On Game Series Producer Jūrō Watari Leaves Sega

Watari created twin-stick arcade mecha game in 1996 ― Sega game producer and Virtual-On game series creator Jūrō Watari announced on his official Twitter account on Sunday that he has left Sega as of the end of February. He thanked his colleagues for his time at the company, and noted that his departure was not due to any trouble with the company. He added that his next step is still unclear, but he ...
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Hetalia World Stars Anime Debuts Streaming on April 1

― The official website for the new anime of Hidekaz Himaruya's Hetalia World Stars manga revealed on Friday that the anime will debut on the Anime Store, Nico Nico Video, GYAO!, dTV, FOD, and other streaming services in Japan on April 1 at midnight. Hiroshi Watanabe, Kazuyuki Fudeyasu, and Mariko Oka all are back as director, series script supervisor, and character designer, respectively, with Studi...
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Seven Seas Licenses Shotaro Ishinomori's Original Kamen Rider Manga

1971 manga ran alongside 1st series of long-running tokusatsu franchise ― Seven Seas Entertainment announced on Sunday that it has licensed Shotaro Ishinomori's original Kamen Rider manga. The publisher will release the manga under the title Kamen Rider - The Classic Manga Collection, compiling all four volumes into a single large-trim print hardcover omnibus in December. Seven Seas describes the rel...
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Tokyo Day by Day: 365 Things to See and Do!

A lot of us had to cancel travel plans when the pandemic struck, and considering we're all anime fans here, I'm willing to bet quite a few of you reading had trips to Tokyo scheduled. ― A lot of us had to cancel travel plans when the pandemic struck, and considering we're all anime fans here, I'm willing to bet quite a few of you reading had trips to Tokyo scheduled. While it wasn't to Japan, I had t...
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Shinya Komi, HiRock's EX-ARM EXA Manga Ends

Manga's finale marks end of EX-ARM manga franchise ― The March issue of Shueisha's Grand Jump Mucha magazine published the final chapter on Saturday of Shinya Komi and HiRock's EX-ARM EXA manga. The manga's second and final volume will ship on March 18. Komi stated on Twitter on Saturday that the end of the manga marks the end of the EX-ARM manga franchise in general. Komi and HiRock launched the man...
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Bunny Drop's Yumi Unita Ends Para Para Days Manga

Manga about hard-working animator launched in 2014 ― The April issue of Shogakukan's Monthly Spirits magazine published the final chapter on Friday of Yumi Unita's Para Para Days manga. The third and final volume will release in early summer. Unita launched the manga in Monthly Spirits in October 2014. Shogakukan published the second volume in June 2019. The manga follows Yashima, a quiet and indiffe...
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Love Stage!! Manga Gets Thai Live-Action Series

Boys-love manga previously inspired 2014 anime, 2020 Japanese live-action film ― Kadokawa announced on Sunday that Kadokawa Amarin Company Limited, Hub of Harmony Entertainment, and Hollywood Thailand are producing an official Thai live-action series adaptation of Taishi Zaou and Eiki Eiki's Love Stage!! boys-love manga. The manga revolves around Izumi Sena, a boy born into a family of ultra-famous e...
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Halca Performs New Ending Theme for Boruto Anime

New theme premieres in April ― This year's 13th issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine revealed on Monday that halca (We Never Learn: BOKUBEN, Kaguya-sama: Love is War) will perform the new ending theme song for the Boruto: Naruto Next Generations anime. The new theme song will debut in April. The band Ikimono-gakari are performing the current opening theme song "Baku," and four-member rock ...
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Mobile Suit Gundam 0083 Rebellion Manga Ends, Spinoff Launches

Takashi Imanishi, Masato Natsumoto's manga adaptation of Stardust Memory OVA launched in 2013 ― The April issue of Kadokawa's Gundam Ace magazine published the final chapter on Friday of Takashi Imanishi and Masato Natsumoto's Mobile Suit Gundam 0083 Rebellion manga. The manga's 16th volume will ship on March 26. The magazine also revealed that a new spinoff will launch in the next issue, but gave no...
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BanG Dream! Girls Band Party! Game App Ported to Nintendo Switch This Year

"Special☆Live Girls Band Party! 2020" concerts rescheduled to June 5-6 ― The live-streamed "BanG Dream! 6th Anniversary Special" announced on Sunday that the BanG Dream! Girls Band Party! smartphone game will have a Nintendo Switch version that will launch this year. The special also announced that the "BanG Dream! Special☆Live Girls Band Party! 2020" concerts, which were delayed to prevent the sprea...
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2nd BanG Dream! Episode of Roselia Anime Film Opens on June 25

― The official website for the BanG Dream! Episode of Roselia anime films revealed on Sunday that BanG Dream! Episode of Roselia II: Song I am., the second of two films focused on the "Roselia" in-story band, will open on June 25. BanG Dream! Episode of Roselia I: Yakusoku (Promise), the first film, will open on April 23. The BanG Dream! franchise also has the upcoming BanG Dream! FILM LIVE 2nd Stag...
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Randy Stradley Retires From Dark Horse Comics After 35 Years

VP of Publishing was also company's 1st editor-in-chief ― The Vice President of Publishing at Dark Horse Comics Randy Stradley retired on Friday. Stradley had been the original editor-in-chief of the company and at the time of his retirement he was Vice President of Publishing. He has retired after 35 years with the publishing company. He was known for editing comic book series such as Concrete, Bori...
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Rent-A-Girlfriend Anime Season 2 to Air in 2022

― The "Event to Kanojo -EveKano-" event announced on Sunday that the second television anime season based on Reiji Miyajima's Rent-A-Girlfriend (Kanojo, Okarishimasu) manga will air next year. The anime premiered on the Animeism programming block on July 10 and aired for 12 episodes. Crunchyroll is streaming the anime worldwide except in Asia. Crunchyroll describes the story: Kinoshita Kazuya is a 2...
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NieR Replicant Remaster Reveals English Voice Cast

Game launches for PS4, Xbox One, PC on April 22 in Japan, April 23 outside Japan ― Square Enix streamed a video revealing the English voice cast for NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139..., the remastered version of Cavia and Square Enix's NieR Replicant game, on Friday. The English cast includes: Ray Chase as Protagonist (adult) Zach Aguilar as Protagonist (child) Liam O'Brien as Grimoire Weiss Laura Ba...
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The irregular at magic high school Franchise's Reminiscence Arc Gets Anime

Anime adapts novels' 8th volume with prequel story ― Aniplex announced at an event for The irregular at magic high school franchise on Sunday that it is producing a new anime in the franchise titled Mahōka Kōkō no Rettōsei: Tsuioku-hen (The magic at irregular high school: Reminiscence Arc). The staff did not give a format for the project. Aniplex is streaming a teaser video for the anime (this video ...
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Princess Resurrection Nightmare Manga Ends in March

Finale marks end of entire Princess Resurrection manga franchise ― The April issue of Kodansha's Monthly Shonen Sirius magazine revealed on Friday that Yasunori Mitsunaga's Princess Resurrection Nightmare (Kaibutsu Oujo Nightmare) manga will end in the magazine's April issue on March 26. The magazine stated that the end of the manga marks the end of the entire Princess Resurrection manga franchise. M...
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A Tropical Fish Yearns for Snow Manga Ends Serialization in March

Viz Media publishes manga in English about girl at new school ― The official website for Kadokawa's Dengeki Maoh magazine revealed on Friday that Makoto Hagino's A Tropical Fish Yearns for Snow (Nettaigyo ha Yuki ni Kogaeru) manga will end its serialization in the magazine's May issue, which will ship on March 27. Hagino had announced on Twitter in December that the manga will end in the ninth compil...
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Our Last Crusade or the Rise of a New World Manga Ends on March 12

Okama launched adaptation of Kei Sazane's fantasy novels in 2018 ― This year's fifth issue of Hakusensha's Young Animal magazine revealed on Friday that writer Kei Sazane and artist Okama's Our Last Crusade or the Rise of a New World (Kimi to Boku no Saigo no Senjō, Arui wa Sekai ga Hajimaru Seisen) manga will end in the magazine's next issue on March 12. Okama launched the manga in Young Animal in M...
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Hasbro to Release Final Series in Transformers: War for Cybertron Trilogy in July

― Hasbro revealed in a press release on Thursday that it plans to release the third installment in the CG-animated Transformers: War for Cybertron Trilogy Netflix series in July. Polygon Pictures is animating the overall CG series, and Rooster Teeth is producing with Polygon Pictures and Allspark Animation. Transformers: War for Cybertron Trilogy: Siege debuted on Netflix on July 30, and Transformer...
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LA Tourism & Convention Board Lists E3 2021 as Canceling Live Event

Report: E3 staff are looking into broadcast options at 2 event halls in city ― The Los Angeles Convention and Tourism Development Board of Commissioners has posted the information packet from a planned (but since canceled) special board meeting for March 3, and the packet reports that E3 2021 has canceled its live event. The document adds that the E3 staff is working with production teams on possible...
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LA Tourism & Convention Board Lists Anime Expo as Having 'Virtual Event' Over July 4 Holiday

Board document also lists AX has signed a licensing agreement through 2030 ― The Los Angeles Convention and Tourism Development Board of Commissioners has posted the information packet from a planned (but since canceled) special board meeting for March 3, and the packet lists Anime Expo 2021 as "doing a virtual event over 4th of July." The information packet also stated that Anime Expo is "signing th...
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Seven Seas Adds JK Haru is a Sex Worker in Another World Manga

Company to release mature manga via its Ghost Ship imprint starting in August ― Seven Seas Entertainment announced on Saturday that it has licensed storywriter Ko Hiratori and artist J-Ta Yamada's JK Haru is a Sex Worker in Another World (JK Haru wa Isekai de Shōfu ni Natta) manga, based on Hiratori and artist shimano's novels of the same name. Seven Seas describes the story: The otaku boys get to ha...

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The Night Beyond the Tricorner Window GN 4-7

This is a series with BL elements that has the potential to reach a much wider readership than many other series featuring romance between two men. ― It is, I admit, more than a little baffling that Tomoko Yamashita's The Night Beyond the Tricorner Window is only being published by Viz Media's SuBLime BL imprint. That's not a censure so much as it is a regret, because while there are still double-ent...
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Netflix Orders Transformers: BotBots Animated Series

Robots disguised as mall objects must unite to defeat security guard ― Netflix has ordered a 20-episode animated series of the Transformers: BotBots toy line from Hasbro's Entertainment One subsidiary. BotBots are a sub-brand of Hasbro's Transformers robot toys that launched in 2018. Kevin Burke and Chris Wyatt (Transformers: Rescue Bots Academy) are serving as executive producers for the series. Has...
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Zombie Land Saga Revenge Anime Reveals Theme Song Info, April 8 Premiere

Franchouchou idols return for both opening, ending songs ― The "Zombie Land Saga Live ~Franchouchou Live of the Dead 'R (Revenge)'~" event announced information on the theme songs and the April 8 premiere for the Zombie Land Saga Revenge sequel project on Saturday. The in-story idol group Franchouchou is singing both the opening theme song "Taiga yo Tomo ni Naite Kure" (O Saga, Cry With Me) and the e...
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CUE! Idol-Training Game Temporarily Ends Service to Improve Game

Game has upcoming anime adaptation ― The official website for Liber Entertainment's CUE! idol-training smartphone game announced on Saturday that the game will temporarily end service on April 30 so the staff can "put forth every effort to improve the game." The staff said they cannot yet state when the app will restart service. The game's "CUE! 1st Anniversary Party 'See you everyday'" event in Nove...
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Super Cub Motorbike Anime Reveals Theme Song Artists

Akane Kumada performs opening, main cast perform ending for series premiering in April ― The official website for the television anime of Tone Koken's Super Cub novels revealed on Friday that Akane Kumada will perform the show's opening theme song "Mahō no Kaze" (Magical Wind) and the main cast members Yuki Yomichi, Ayaka Nanase, and Natsumi Hioka will perform the ending theme song "Haru e no Dengon"...
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Vivy -Fluorite Eye's Song- Original Anime Reveals Promo Video, Cast, Story, Visual, April 3 Premiere

Theme song artist, more staff also revealed for anime starring Atsumi Tanezaki, Jun Fukuyama ― The official Twitter account for WIT Studio's original television anime Vivy -Fluorite Eye's Song- began streaming the show's full promotional video on Saturday and the fourth concept trailer on Friday. The promo video revealed that the anime will premiere on April 3 and will air on Tokyo MX, Tochigi TV, Gu...

SIE Japan 'Reorganizes' Japan Studio, Bloodborne Producer Masaaki Yamagiwa Leaves Company

Masaaki Yamagiwa announced his departure from SIE Japan ― Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) made a statement on Friday announcing that it is scaling back game development at PlayStation Studios JAPAN Studio. The studio is re-organizing and recentering its operations around Team ASOBI, the development unit behind the Astro's Playroom game, as of April 1. The external production, software localizati...
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My Hero Academia Anime's 5th Season Previews Opening Theme in New Video

DISH, the peggies perform theme songs for series premiering on March 27 ― Toho Animation began streaming a third promotional video on Saturday for the fifth season of the My Hero Academia anime. The video reveals and previews DISH's opening theme song "No.1." The video description also reveals that the peggies will perform the ending theme song "Ashiato" (Footprints). Kenji Nagasaki is again the chie...
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Masayoshi Ōishi Post Animated Music Video He Created, Produced

Mecha-Ude's Sae Okamoto directs ― Singer Masayoshi Ōishi posted an animated music video on his YouTube channel on Friday. Ōishi had revealed earlier this month that he was creating and producing an anime. The song is titled "Kamiari Algorithm (feat. Riria)." Sae Okamoto (Mecha-Ude, Kyoshin to Hyōka no Shiro) under the penname "Okamoto" directed the anime and designed the characters. TriF Studio anima...

RetroCrush Adds Ronin Warriors, Hanasakeru Seishounen, More City Hunter Anime, More

Pluto TV will add RetroCrush programming block to its 'Anime All Day' channel on March 4 ― Digital Rights Media announced on Wednesday the new titles and release dates for the anime titles that will stream on its RetroCrush streaming service in March. The titles will launch on consecutive Fridays in March: Ronin Warriors: Gaiden - March 5 Ronin Warriors: Legend of the Inferno Armor - March 5 Ronin Wa...
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Evangelion Voice Actress Megumi Ogata Has Emergency Surgery After Herniated Disk Returns

Voice actress of Evangelion's Shinji Ikari was in wheelchair for event appearance on Saturday ― Voice actress Megumi Ogata revealed on Twitter on Thursday that she recently had emergency surgery for a recurrence of a herniated disk. She stated that the herniated disk usually recurred when she was overworked. However, instead of a normal herniated disk this time, the disk was pinching a large nerve bu...
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Japan to End COVID-19 State of Emergency in 6 Prefectures on February 28

State of emergency Tokyo area still planned to continue until March 7 ― The Japanese government announced on Friday that it will lift the state of emergency declaration due to the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in six prefectures including Aichi, Gifu, Osaka, Kyoto, Hyogo, and Fukuoka at the end of February. The state of emergency in four prefectures in the Tokyo area — including Tokyo, Kanagawa,...
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Pacific Rim: The Black Anime's 2nd Full Trailer, New Key Art Revealed

Ayaka Shimoyamada joins Japanese cast of show premiering on March 4 ― Netflix began streaming a second full Japanese-dubbed trailer and revealed new key art on Saturday for its Pacific Rim: The Black anime series. Japanese audio Netflix also revealed an English-dubbed trailer on Friday. English audio Netflix describes the anime: There was a time when Kaiju rose from the Pacific Rim only to encounter ...
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Japanese Animation TV Ranking, February 15-21

Healin' Good Precure final episode earns 3.0% rating ― Title Station Date Time Length Average Household Rating Sazae-san Fuji TV February 21 (Sun) 18:30 30 min. 10.0 Detective Conan NTV February 20 (Sat) 18:00 30 min. 7.0 Chibi Maruko-chan Fuji TV February 21 (Sun) 18:00 30 min. 6.8 Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon NTV February 20 (Sat) 17:30 30 min. 4.6 One Piece Fuji TV February 21 (Sun) 09:30 30 mi...

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Japan's Video Game Rankings, February 15-21

Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury stays at #1 in 2nd week ― Japan's Game Ranking: February 15-21 Rank System Title Publisher Release Date Weekly Copies Total Copies 1NSwSuper Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury Nintendo February 12 97,955 347,973 2NSwMomotaro Dentetsu: Showa, Heisei, Reiwa mo Teiban! Konami November 19, 2020 41,508 1,934,185 3NSwRing Fit Adventure Nintendo October 18, 2019 23,686 2,394...
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Seven Seas Adds Eri Ejima's Tai Ari Deshita Manga

Game-playing schoolgirl manga to get anime ― Seven Seas Entertainment announced on Friday that it has licensed Eri Ejima's Tai Ari Deshita: Ojō-sama wa Kakutō Game Nante Shinai manga. The company plans to release the manga in print and digitally in single volume editions starting in September. The company describes the manga: Kuromi Girls' Academy is a refined, elegant school that expects the very be...
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Monster Hunter Rise Game Heads to PC in Early 2022

Game will launch on Switch on March 26 Monster Hunter Rise game producer Ryozo Tsujimoto confirmed with video game magazine IGN on Friday that the game will launch for PC in early 2022. The game was initially only slated for release on the Nintendo Switch on March 26. Capcom developed the game with the capabilities of the Nintendo Switch in mind but decided to release the game for PC because of hig...

Log Horizon Anime Season 3 Announces Returning English Dub Cast

Stephen Hoff and Afshar Kharat are directing dub ― Funimation announced the English dub cast for Log Horizon: Destruction of the Round Table (Log Horizon: Entaku Hōkai), the third season of the television anime based on author Mamare Touno and illustrator Kazuhiro Hara's Log Horizon novel series, on Tuesday. Mike Yager as Shiroe Jād Saxton as Akatsuki Andrew Love as Naotsugu Jovan Jackson as Nyan-ta ...

Netflix Orders Terminator Anime Series by Production I.G

Would be first official Terminator in anime in 12 years ― Netflix announced on Friday that it is partnering with Skydance and the anime studio Production I.G on an anime series in the Terminator science-fiction franchise. Mattson Tomlin (Project Power, The Batman) is serving as the showrunner and executive producer. Production I.G President and CEO Mitsuhisa Ishikawa said, “I asked my long-time frien...
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Quintessential Quintuplets ∬ ‒ Episode 8

If there's one gag the Quints anime really, really needed to drop a long time ago, it's Futaro not being able to tell the girls apart.
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Dr. Stone: Stone Wars ‒ Episode 7

Ever since Chrome's battle against Ukyo began, it's been clear that Ukyo was acting strangely.
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The Promised Neverland Season 2 ‒ Episode 7

If you've made it this far along The Promised Neverland's second season with me, you're probably asking yourself: “Gee, I wonder if the show has found its footing after stumbling super hard for a few episodes, there?”

Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation Anime Casts Kenjiro Tsuda, Yuka Iguchi, Rikiya Koyama, Kengo Kawanishi

New cast members debut in series' 8th episode ― The official website for the television anime of Rifujin na Magonote's Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation light novel series announced new cast members for the anime's eighth episode, which will air on February 28. The newly announced cast includes: Kenjiro Tsuda as Orsted, one of the Seven Great World Powers Yuka Iguchi as Kishirika Kishirisu, who l...
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2.43: Seiin High School Boys Volleyball Team ‒ Episode 8

A unique feature of the more discordant character arrangement of 2.43 is being able to show how easily things can unravel for a team with these kinds of trust issues.
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Wolpis Carter, Orangestar Perform Digimon Adventure: Anime's New Ending Theme

"Overseas Highway" theme song debuts on March 7 ― The staff of the Digimon Adventure: anime announced on Friday that Wolpis Carter and Vocaloid Orangestar are performing the anime's new ending theme song "Overseas Highway," which will debut with the anime's 39th episode on March 7. Wolpis Carter and Orangestar are co-writing the lyrics, and Orangestar is composing the song. Digimon Adventure: premier...
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Odd Taxi Anime Premieres on April 5

The staff for the Odd Taxi original anime announced on Friday that the anime will premiere on April 5 at 2:00 a.m. JST (effectively, April 6). The staff unveiled a new visual: The staff also revealed that the the anime's original soundtrack will ship on May 19. Director and character designer Baku Kinoshita is drawing the soundtrack's jacket. The soundtrack will also bundle a booklet with liner no...
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Remake Our Life! TV Anime Reveals Cast, Staff

Visual also unveiled for 2021 anime ― The official website for the television anime of author Nachi Kio and illustrator Eretto's Boku-tachi no Remake (Remake Our Life!) light novel series revealed the cast, staff, and a visual on Friday. The cast includes: Masahiro Itou as Kyōya Hashiba Aoi Koga as Aki Shino Aimi as Nanako Kogure Nao Tōyama as Eiko Kawasegawa Haruki Ishiya as Tsurayuki Rokuonji Tomok...

New Pokémon Legends: Arceus Game, Pokémon Diamond/Pokémon Pearl Remakes Announced for Switch

Pokémon Legends: Arceus launches in early 2022, Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl in late 2021 ― The Pokémon Company International announced during its Pokémon Presents livestream presentation on Friday a new game in the series titled Pokémon Legends: Arceus that will launch worldwide for Nintendo Switch in early 2022. The game will feature a more open 3D style reminiscent of the Wild Area in...
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Yo-kai Watch TV Anime Starts New Series With Original Main Leads on April 9

Yo-kai Watch ♪ to feature Keita (Nate), Whisper, Jibanyan, Komasan ― TV Tokyo announced on Friday that Yo-kai Watch ♪, a new series in the Yo-kai Watch television anime, will premiere on April 9 at 6:25 p.m. JST on six stations affiliated with TV Tokyo. New episodes will air on Fridays. The new show will feature unique and returning Yo-kai. The comedy will also center on the original series' main cha...
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RPG Fudōsan 4-Panel Manga About Fantasy Real Estate Agent Gets TV Anime

Mage helps necromancer, pegasus pet owner, others find a place to call home ― A Twitter account opened on Saturday to announce a television anime adaptation of Chiyo Kenmotsu's RPG Fudōsan (RPG Real Estate) manga. Kenmotsu celebrated the news with an illustration: The four-panel manga follows Kotone, a mage who ends up working at a real estate agency in a fantasy world. Kotone helps various clients, ...

Final Evangelion Film Rescheduled to March 8 After 2 COVID-19 Delays

Film was slated to open on June 27, 2020, then January 23, 2021 ― The official Twitter account for the Evangelion franchise announced on Friday that Evangelion: 3.0+1.0: Thrice Upon A Time (Shin Evangelion Gekijō-ban :||), the "final" Evangelion film, has been rescheduled to Monday, March 8. The IMAX, MX4D, and 4DX screenings will all start on that day as well. The staff posted two updated trailers t...
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Shinkansen Henkei Robo Shinkalion Z Anime Casts Kanon Takao, Marina Inoue

New series based on Takara Tomy's toy line debut's on April 9 ― The official staff for the anime for Takara Tomy's Shinkalion toy line revealed on Friday two new cast members for the new Shinkansen Henkei Robo Shinkalion Z television anime. Kanon Takao as Ayu Arata, Shin's older sister who is in her first year of junior high and wants to be a journalist Marina Inoue as Akeno Myōjō, a mysterious woman...
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1st 90 Seconds of Gintama The Final Film Posted, Parodies Dragon Ball Z

Film opened in Japan on January 8 ― Warner Bros. Japan began streaming the first 90 seconds on Friday of Gintama The Final, the new anime film of Hideaki Sorachi's Gintama manga. The clip features a parody of Dragon Ball Z, calling the main heroes the "Z Warriors." The film opened at #1 in Japan on January 8 and ended Demon Slayer - Kimetsu no Yaiba – The Movie: Mugen Train's 12 consecutive weekends ...
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Wotakoi: Love is Hard for Otaku Anime's New Episode Previewed in Video

New episode shipped with manga's 10th volume on Friday ― Ichijinsha began streaming a promotional video on Friday for the second original anime disc that shipped with the 10th volume of Fujita's Wotakoi: Love is Hard for Otaku (Otaku ni Koi wa Muzukashii) manga on Friday. The episode on the disc centers on Naoya (Yuuki Kaji) and Kō (Aoi Yūki). Ichijinsha also posted an 11-minute video to commemorate ...
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Blue Reflection Ray TV Anime's Ad Reveals April 9 Debut

EXiNA performs show's opening theme song ― The official website for Blue Reflection Ray, the television anime adaptation of Gust's Blue Reflection (Blue Reflection - Maboroshi ni Mau Shōjo no Ken) game, began streaming a commercial for the series on Friday. The commercial previews EXiNA's opening theme song "DiViNE." The anime will premiere on April 9 on MBS, TBS, and BS-TBS' "Animeism" programming b...

Manga Market in Japan Hits Record 612.6 Billion Yen in 2020

Print manga market rises for 1st time since at least 2014 ― The All Japan Magazine and Book Publisher's and Editor's Association (AJPEA) revealed on Thusday its report on the manga publishing industry in Japan in 2020. The report revealed that the manga industry earned a record 612.6 billion yen (about US$5.77 billion), up 23% from the 498.0 billion yen in 2019. The number is the highest since the as...
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Seven Seas Adds Light Novels, Manga for The NPCs in This Village Sim Game Must Be Real, The Most Notorious 'Talker' Runs the World's Greatest Clan

Fantasy franchises premiere this summer, fall ― Seven Seas Entertainment announced on Friday that it has licensed author Jaki and illustrator fame's The Most Notorious “Talker” Runs the World's Greatest Clan (Saikyō no Shienshoku "Wajusushi" dearu Ore wa Sekai Saikyō Clan wo Shitagaeru) light novel series and Yamorichan's manga adaptation, as well as author Hirukuma and illustrator Namako's The NPCs ...
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