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Makoto Shinkai's Suzume Anime Film Unveils 2nd Trailer, More Cast, Visual

Eri Fukatsu, Matsumoto Hakuō II, Shōta Sometani, Sairi Itō, Kotone Hanase, Kana Hanazawa join cast

Gundam: The Witch From Mercury Anime to Air 2nd Part Next April

Also: BS11 creates new Friday/Saturday "Gundam Hour" block for reruns

Kaguya-sama: Love is War Anime Film Debuts in Winter 2022

New visual unveiled

Bungo Stray Dogs Manga Goes on Hiatus

Due to "certain circumstances," there will be no chapter on October 4

The Devil Is a Part-Timer!! Anime Gets Sequel in 2023

Visual features new character

This Week in Anime - Jujutsu Kaisen 0 is a Near-Perfect Anime Movie

Now streaming on Crunchyroll, you can catch the Jujutsu Kaisen prequel story in all its monster-loving horror. The movie is an undeniable good time, if only there wasn't one glaring problem...

What's Valkyrie Profile All About?

A new and loosely connected game in the Valkyrie Profile series is on the horizon, so what’s the secret behind this cult-favorite series?

This Week in Anime - Is Fuuto PI Accessible to Kamen Rider Newcomers?

Let's say you're interested in Fuuto PI for...reasons but you're not knee-deep in Kamen Rider knowledge? Newcomer Steve teamed up Chris to check out this anime addition to see if it's approachable for newbies.

Our Most Anticipated Anime Of Fall 2022

This season is serving up an appetizing buffet of great anime! What anime are you looking forward to the most? Check out our editorial team's picks right here!

The Fall 2022 Manga Guide

We dive into upcoming November releases with The Wrong Way To Use Healing Magic, the Sasaki and Miyano spinoff Hirano and Kagiura, Embrace Your Size, and more! Sponsored by Yen Press.
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Sword Art Online: Alicization Lycoris

I wanted to like this game, I really did. But as I write this review, I'm just glad I never have to spend another moment with it. And that's not something I should feel from an open-world game at all. ― What's the worst part about an open-world game that doesn't let you explore? The knowledge that you could be doing something—anything—besides being trapped in interminable cutscenes and boring argumen...
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Dropkick on My Devil! X

The series' early-2010's approach to humor always necessitated an amount of fourth-wall-breaking, but this season sees fit to demolish the remaining three walls as well. ― What is Dropkick on My Devil X? Why is Dropkick on My Devil X? We have on our hands the just-wrapped third season of a series whose irreverence has always positioned it as pointedly pointless to approach from a critical angle, able...
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Thus Spoke Rohan Kishibe GN 1

Hirohiko Araki's self-insert character tackles some unique, self-contained plots apart from JoJo's and its ongoing Stand-battle narratives ― The JoJo's Bizarre Adventure series made a name for itself on regularly-changing casts of characters and expansions of its universe, so an actual spin-off in Thus Spoke Rohan Kishibe seems like a natural choice. And if Hirohiko Araki is to be tasked with produci...
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The Best and Worst of Summer 2022, Sep 16-22

On its way quietly upward, Stepmom's Daughter bumps Devil Part-Timer on its way softly downward. Find out how your favorite shows fared with one week left to the season! ― Let's have a look at what ANN readers consider the best (and worst) of the season, based on the polls you can find in our Daily Streaming Reviews and on the Your Score page with the latest simulcasts. Keep in mind that these ranki...
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Coolmic Launches PC Website!

The best digital source for ecchi manga (and even some not so ecchi titles) is finally available on your PC! ― Coolmic, the official digital comics and anime store from Japan, has expanded its platform and is now available for PC as well! Coolmic is a service that started in 2018, distributing popular manga (Japanese comics) and anime to English and French-speaking audiences. Until now, the service w...
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House of the Lost on the Cape

Out on video tomorrow, Kim checks out David Production's supernatural movie about a runaway and an orphan staying in an old house. The House of the Lost on the Cape (or Misaki no Mayoiga in Japanese) shares a similarity in title to The Lost Village (Mayoiga), a somewhat infamous TV anime from 2016 that was distinctive for its hokey portrayal of psychological horror. The House of the Lost on the Cap...
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Spy×Family Stage Musical Reveals Cast, Visuals, March 8 Debut

Musical casts Win Morisaki/Hiroki Suzuki as Loid, Fūka Yuzuki/Mirei Sasaki as Yor ― The official website for the first stage musical based on Tatsuya Endō's Spy×Family manga revealed on Friday that the musical will run at Tokyo's Imperial Theatre on March 8-29, before going on a nationwide tour in the Hyogo Performing Arts Center Kobelco Grand Hall in April and the Hakataza Theater in Fukuoka in May....
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Tokyo National Museum to Include Gundam in 'Future National Treasures' Exhibit

Exhibit runs from November 2 to January 29 ― Bandai Namco Filmworks announced at its Gundam Conference Autumn 2022 event on Thursday that the Tokyo National Museum will feature the Gundam franchise in its "Future National Treasures" exhibition. Items from the franchise will be on display from November 2, 2022 to January 29, 2023. The "Future National Treasures" exhibition is part of Tokyo National Mu...
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Dragalia Lost Posts Main Campaign Ending Credits on YouTube for Posterity

Game ends service on November 30 ― The Dragalia Lost smartphone game concluded its main campaign in July. As a thank you to the fans, Nintendo streamed on Tuesday the ending credits for posterity, before the game ends service on November 30. Even as Dragalia Lost inches ever closer to its end of service, the game is celebrating its fourth anniversary. The English Twitter account posted an illustratio...
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Pokémon Scarlet/Violet Games' Trailer Introduce New Pokémon Wiglett

Garden eel Pokémon resembles Diglett ― The official Pokémon YouTube channel began streaming a new trailer on Thursday for Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, the latest entries in the Pokémon game franchise. The video introduces the new water-type garden eel Pokémon, Wiglett. Wiglett resembles a Diglett, but it is a different species. Singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran released an official music video for his song...
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Ed Sheeran Gets Animated in Official Pokémon Music Video

Song "Celestial" will be featured in the upcoming Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet Nintendo Switch games ― Singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran let his Pokémon fanatic flag fly in the official music video for "Celestial." The track will be featured in the upcoming Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet Nintendo Switch games, set forrelease on November 18. In the video, Sheeran is shown sleeping in his room ful...
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Chimimo #12 [rate]
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Crunchyroll Adds Fruits Basket -prelude-, Fairy Tail: Dragon Cry Films

Films stream on October 6 ― Crunchyroll announced on Thursday that it will begin streaming the Fruits Basket -prelude- anime film and Fairy Tail: Dragon Cry film on October 6. Fruits Basket -prelude- will stream in Japanese with subtitles in English, Latin American Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, French, German, Italian, and Castilian Spanish. The film will also stream with the English dub. Aside from...
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Sword Art Online: Alicization Lycoris

I wanted to like this game, I really did. But as I write this review, I'm just glad I never have to spend another moment with it. And that's not something I should feel from an open-world game at all. ― What's the worst part about an open-world game that doesn't let you explore? The knowledge that you could be doing something—anything—besides being trapped in interminable cutscenes and boring argumen...
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Utano☆Princesama♪ Maji Love ST☆RISH Tours Film Earns Over 770 Million Yen

Film opened on September 2 Gekijō-ban Utano☆Princesama♪ Maji Love ST☆RISH Tours, the latest film in the Utano☆Princesama franchise, has sold over 500,000 tickets to earn over 770 million yen (about US$5.33 million) at the Japanese box office. The film opened on September 2 and is playing in 128 theaters across Japan. The film — described as part of a "new theatrical film series" — is entirely compo...

The Devil Is a Part-Timer!! Anime Gets Sequel in 2023

Visual features new character ― The official website for The Devil Is a Part-Timer! (with two exclamation points), the second anime season based on Satoshi Wagahara's The Devil Is a Part-Timer! light novel series, announced on Friday that the anime will get a sequel in 2023. The website posted a visual, which features the new character Acieth Alla: The 12th and final episode of the anime's second sea...
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Anime Frontier Event Hosts Evangelion Singer Yoko Takahashi

Takahashi to perform on December 4 at Texas convention ― Staff for the Anime Frontier event announced on Thursday that singer Yoko Takahashi (Neon Genesis Evangelion) will perform at the convention on December 4 at 2:00 p.m. in the Fort Worth Convention Center Ballroom for the "Texas Impact" concert. She will also have a panel and autograph signing at the event. General admission to the concert is fr...
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Alleged Administrator of Sites Linking to Pirated Anime Arrested in Japan

Man allegedly earned advertising revenue on illegally uploaded content ― The Content Overseas Distribution Agency (CODA) announced that the Hokkaido Police Headquarters and the Sapporo District West Police Station have accused and arrested a man who operated multiple websites that linked to pirated anime on Thursday. The alleged administrator of the websites set up links to about 2,000 anime works up...
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The Devil Is a Part-Timer!! #12 [rate]
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Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? IV #11 [rate]
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Aru Asa Dummy Head Mike ni Natteita Ore-kun no Jinsei ASMR Anime's Video Reveals Ending Song, October 12 Debut

KOTOKO performs theme for anime about man reincarnated as school club's microphone ― The official Twitter account for the original television anime Aru Asa Dummy Head Mike ni Natteita Ore-kun no Jinsei (My Life After I Became a Dummy Head Microphone One Morning) revealed the full promotional video for the series on Thursday. The video revealed the anime's ending theme song "Katachi ni Dekinai Monolog...

New Urusei Yatsura Anime's 2nd Video Reveals Opening, Ending Songs

Musical artist MAISONdes performs opening, ending ― The official website for the new television anime of Rumiko Takahashi's Urusei Yatsura manga began streaming its second full promotional video for the anime on Thursday. The video revealed the anime's opening theme song titled "AIUE" (A-B-C-D) and the ending theme song titled "Tokyo Shandy Rendezvous." Musical artist MAISONdes performs both the open...

Gundam: The Witch From Mercury Anime to Air 2nd Part Next April

Also: BS11 creates new Friday/Saturday "Gundam Hour" block for reruns ― Bandai Namco Filmworks announced at its Gundam Conference Autumn 2022 event on Thursday that Mobile Suit Gundam: The Witch From Mercury (Kidō Senshi Gundam: Suisei no Majo), the first new Gundam television anime series in seven years, will air its second cours (quarter of a year) in April 2023. The second cour will premiere in th...

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Detective Conan: The Culprit Hanzawa Anime Confirms 9 Returning Cast Members

9 played characters in Detective Conan, Magic Kaito anime ― The official Twitter account for the television anime of Mayuko Kanba's Detective Conan: Hannin no Hanzawa-san (Detective Conan: The Culprit Hanzawa) manga confirmed on Wednesday more returning cast members from the Detective Conan anime and Magic Kaito anime. The returning cast members include Naoko Matsui as Sonoko Suzuki, Kenichi Ogata as...
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Brazilian Libertarian Politician Uses Anime Parodies in His Campaign Advertising

Kim Kataguiri parodies Kaguya-sama, Bleach in recent campaign videos ― Brazilian politician Kim Kataguiri has been posting anime parody campaign ads on his YouTube channel to gear up for the upcoming general election on Sunday. On Wednesday, he posted a parody of Chika's iconic dance from the Kaguya-sama: Love Is War anime. Kataguiri himself, dressed in the Kaguya-sama's male school uniform, is shown...
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Makoto Shinkai's Suzume Anime Film Unveils 2nd Trailer, More Cast, Visual

Eri Fukatsu, Matsumoto Hakuō II, Shōta Sometani, Sairi Itō, Kotone Hanase, Kana Hanazawa join cast ― The official website for Suzume (Suzume no Tojimari or literally, Suzume's Door-Locking), Makoto Shinkai's first new film in three years, unveiled its second trailer, main poster visual, and cast members on Thursday. The film's new cast members include: Eri Fukatsu as Tamaki Iwato, Suzume's aunt with ...
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Official Steins;Gate Accessories Track World Lines

SuperGroupies opens watch, backpack, wallet for pre-order until October 16 ― The Tokyo-based fashion brand SuperGroupies announced a new batch of Steins;Gate accessories in its North America store on Tuesday. The lineup includes a wristwatch, backpack, and wallet, all inspired by the time-traveling protagonist Rintaro Okabe. Uniquely, the products combine a futuristic aesthetic with nods to the Stein...
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Newest Nissin Anime Ad Depicts a Sweet Furry Romance

Eisaku Kubonouchi returns as character designer from Nissin's "Hungry Days" Cup Noodle ads ― Nissin Foods began streaming an animated ad for its Donbei Kitsune Udon brand on Wednesday. Much like Nissin's previous ads for its Cup Noodle brand, the animation features character designs by manga artist Eisaku Kubonouchi (Chocolat, Carole & Tuesday). This newest ad features a bittersweet romance between a...
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Phantom Tales of the Night Manga Ends in November

Manga scheduled to end on November 22 ― The official Twitter account for Kadokawa's Comic Newtype online manga platform announced on Wednesday that Matsuri's Phantom Tales of the Night (Bakemono no Yawadukushi) manga is scheduled to end on November 22, if there are no delays. The manga's next chapter will debut on October 25. Matsuri launched the manga in Kadokawa's Monthly Comic Gene in July 2016. K...
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Bungo Stray Dogs Manga Goes on Hiatus

Due to "certain circumstances," there will be no chapter on October 4 ― The official Twitter account for the Bungo Stray Dogs franchise announced on Thursday that Kafka Asagiri and Sango Harukawa's Bungō Stray Dogs manga will go on hiatus due to "certain circumstances." The manga will not have a chapter in the upcoming November issue of Kadokawa's Young Ace magazine on October 4. The manga previously...
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Times Square Turns Red on October 8 for One Piece Film Red

An estimated 14,000 pedestrians will experience the 2-minute looping animation during its hour long display ― Toei Animation is planning a lavish promotion for One Piece Film Red at New York Comic Con. On October 8 at 7:00 p.m. EST, the film's production committee will "paint Time Square red" with lavish red One Piece displays (pictured top-right). An estimated 14,000 pedestrians will experience the ...
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HIDIVE Streams Cardfight!! Vanguard will+Dress Anime's English Dub

Dub premieres on Saturday ― HIDIVE announced on Tuesday that it will stream an English dub for the Cardfight!! Vanguard will+Dress anime, beginning on Saturday at 12:10 p.m. EDT. The anime premiered on the TV Tokyo, TV Aichi, and TV Osaka channels on July 4. HIDIVE streamed the anime as it aired. "Season 2" will premiere in January 2023, followed by "Season 3" in July 2023. Ryūtarō Suzuki is the seri...
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D4DJ Franchise Recasts Maiko Irie as Rei Togetsu

Irie begins role on October 7 ― The official website for Bushiroad's D4DJ project announced on Wednesday that voice actress Maiko Irie will replace Kanon Shizaki as the character Rei Togetsu in the franchise. She will begin her role in all D4DJ media on October 7. The D4DJ Groovy Mix smartphone game will replace Rei's original voice files in the Japanese version after October 25, and in the internati...
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EXCLUSIVE: Kodansha USA Adds Kouji Seo's The Café Terrace and its Goddesses, 2 More Manga in October

Company also adds Raised by the Demon Kings!, Gamaran: Shura manga ― Kodansha USA Publishing announced on Wednesday that it will publish the following manga digitally in English in October: Title: Raised by the Demon Kings! (Sodatechi Maō!) Author(s): Kosuke Iijima Debut Date: October 4 Summary: Death Castle, the seat of power in the Demon World, is home to three demon kings...and a toddler?! The Hig...
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Kaguya-sama: Love is War Anime Film Debuts in Winter 2022

New visual unveiled ― The official website for the Kaguya-sama: Love is War anime announced on Thursday that Kaguya-sama wa Kokurasetai: First Kiss wa Owaranai (Kaguya-sama: Love is War - The First Kiss Never Ends), the anime film adapting the manga's story arc of the same name, will debut in theaters in Japan in winter 2022. The website unveiled a visual: The anime will air on television in Japan af...
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Dropkick on My Devil! X

The series' early-2010's approach to humor always necessitated an amount of fourth-wall-breaking, but this season sees fit to demolish the remaining three walls as well. ― What is Dropkick on My Devil X? Why is Dropkick on My Devil X? We have on our hands the just-wrapped third season of a series whose irreverence has always positioned it as pointedly pointless to approach from a critical angle, able...
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Armed Fantasia, Penny Blood Games Reveal More Staff

Composers Nobuo Uematsu, Kenji Ito join staff ― WILD BUNCH Productions and Yukikaze's Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign for Armed Fantasia: To the End of the Wilderness (the Wild Arms game's spiritual successor) and Penny Blood (the Shadow Hearts game's spiritual successor) announced on Wednesday that composers Nobuo Uematsu (Final Fantasy franchise) and Kenji Ito (SaGa franchise) will join the proje...
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The Prince of Tennis II: U-17 World Cup #13 [rate]
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EA, Koei Tecmo Announce Wild Hearts Hunting Game

Game launches for PS5, Xbox Series X|S, PC on February 17 ― Electronic Arts (EA) and Koei Tecmo announced on Wednesday a new game titled Wild Hearts. Koei Tecmo's Omega Force studio will develop the hunting game set in "fantasy feudal Japan," and EA will publish the game under its EA Originals label. The game will launch for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC via Origin, Steam and Epic Game Store...
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Made in Abyss: The Golden City of the Scorching Sun #12 [rate]
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My Master Has No Tail Anime Casts Junya Enoki

Enoki plays Mameda's father ― The official website for the television anime of TNSK's My Master Has No Tail (Uchi no Shishō wa Shippo ga Nai) manga announced on Wednesday that Junya Enoki will play the protagonist Mameda's father. The anime will premiere on Tokyo MX on Friday, on MBS on Saturday, on BS Asahi on Sunday, and on AT-X on October 4. HIDIVE will stream the anime. Hideyo Yamamoto (Strike th...

Spy×Family Anime's 2nd Half Streams Clean Opening Sequence

Bump of Chicken performs opening song 'Souvenir' ― TOHO animation began screening the clean credit-less version of the opening animation sequence for the second half of the SPY×FAMILY anime on Wednesday. The sequence features the song "Souvenir" by the band BUMP OF CHICKEN. The second half will premiere on October 1 at 11:00 p.m. (10:00 a.m. EDT). Hiroki Takahashi plays the new character Keith Kepler...
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Overlord IV ‒ SEASON FINALE

Here we are at the end of another season of Overlord. The kingdom has fallen, almost all the “good guys” we've followed so far are dead, and Ainz has shown the world not to mess with him.
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Mob Psycho 100 Anime Season 3's Trailer Highlights Mob, Reigen, Dimple

Trailer also teases Mob's plan to confess to childhood crush Tsubomi ― Warner Bros. Japan began streaming the full trailer for Mob Psycho 100 III, the third season of the television anime of ONE's Mob Psycho 100 manga, on Wednesday. The clips in the trailer highlight Shigeo "Mob" Kageyama, Arataka Reigen, Dimple (Ekubo), and most of the cast from the new season. The trailer also teases about Mob's pl...
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Peter Grill and the Philosopher's Time Anime Season 2's Videos Preview Theme Songs

isekaijoucho performs "Kurenazumu Yakusoku" opening, Hilcrhyme performs "Koigokoro" ending ― The official website for Peter Grill to Kenja no Jikan Super Extra, the second television anime season based on Daisuke Hiyama's Peter Grill and the Philosopher's Time (Peter Grill to Kenja no Jikan) manga, began streaming two new promotional videos for the anime on Wednesday. While both videos feature the sa...

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Upcoming Mob Psycho 100 Fanbook Teases Information About Reigen's Past Love Life

Manga creator ONE answers Q&A for November 17 book ― Shogakukan's Ura Sunday web manga service began streaming a comic strip by ONE on Wednesday to promote the upcoming Mob Psycho 100 III anime. The short strip includes an announcement for an official fanbook shipping on November 17, which will include a Q&A with ONE that promises to answer some of the lingering questions fans have about the series.....
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The Reincarnation Of The Strongest Exorcist In Another World Anime Unveils More Cast, New Visual

Akari Kitō, Yui Ogura join cast of January 2023 anime ― The official website for The Reincarnation Of The Strongest Exorcist In Another World, the anime of Kiichi Kosuzu's Saikyō Onmyōji no Isekai Tenseiki (A Record of the Strongest Onmyōji's Reincarnation to Another World) light novel series, unveiled new cast members and a new visual on Wednesday. The new cast members include: Akari Kitō as Maybell...
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Shadowverse Flame Anime's Video Previews New Opening Song

Idol group NEWS performs "Tick-Tock" song for 'Shadowverse Team Competition' arc ― The official website for the television anime of Cygames, Inc.'s Shadowverse card battle smartphone game unveiled a new promotional video and visual for Shadowverse Flame, the second anime in the franchise, on Wednesday. The video reveals and previews the anime's new opening theme song "Tick-Tock" by NEWS. The new song...
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Live-Action 'And Yet, You Are So Sweet' Film Casts Rihito Itagaki

Itagaki plays Chigira's romantic rival Sōma Tezuka in March 2023 film ― The official website for the live-action film of Kujira Anan's And Yet, You Are So Sweet (Na no ni, Chigira-kun ga Amasugiru) manga revealed on Wednesday that Rihito Itagaki (Lonely Castle in the Mirror's Subaru, live-action The Promised Neverland's Norman) joins the cast as Sōma Tezuka — a Maaya's classmate who has a crush on he...
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takt op. Smartphone Game Launches Next Spring

Game unveils new video, characters voiced by Hina Tachibana, Hisako Tōjō ― The staff for Bandai Namco Arts and DeNA's takt op. (pronounced "takt opus") project announced during a live stream on Monday that the takt op. Unmei wa Akaki Senritsu no Machi o game will launch in spring 2023 on iOS and Android devices. The game's website unveiled a new promotional video for the game on Monday. In addition, ...
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Life-Sized Spheal Finally Rolls into North America

The adorable round Pokémon can be yours for US$449.99 ― The life-sized Spheal plush that stole so many hearts back in July is now available through the Pokémon Center's North America online shop. The Pokémon English Twitter account announced on Monday that the plush has rolled into the Pokémon Center. Get ready to Roll Out with the Trainer-Sized Spheal Poké Plush from Pokémon Center!Now available: ht...
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North American Anime, Manga Releases, September 25-October 1

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Mugen Train Arc, Yuki Yuna is a Hero anime; Thus Spoke Rohan Kishibe, Lazy Dungeon Master manga ship ― Anime Releases Title Publisher Suggested Retail Price Date Beelzebub BDPlease Discotek Media US$59.95 September 27 Code-E BDCite Media Blasters US$29.99 September 27 Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Mugen Train Arc BDAnimeNewsNetwork Crunchyroll/Funimation US$29.98 Septe...
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One Piece's Transponder Snails Turn Into Fashionable AirPod Pro Cases

CASETiFY opens collaboration electronics accessory line on October 5 ― The Hong Kong-based CASETiFY phone accessory company announced opened priority access to its One Piece collaboration line on Monday. The lineup includes smartphone and AirPod cases, MacBook sleeves, a water bottle, and more. The most striking product in the lineup is the Golden Transponder Snail 3D AirPods Pro Case, which reproduc...
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Anya Hypes Spy×Family Anime's Return in Adorable 3D Billboard Ad

Anime's 2nd part premieres on October 1 ― The second half of the SPY×FAMILY anime is just around the corner, and to remind you all of it, the series has a prominent 3D billboard ad spot right now at the Cross Shinjuku Vision, Shinjuku Alta Vision, and Newno GS Shinjuku Vision screens in Tokyo. The ever-adorable Anya shows up to ask viewers to check out the broadcast; the ad also plays footage from th...
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Engage Kiss ‒ SEASON FINALE

Engage Kiss succumbs to its own pointlessness in its final act, concluding with all the triumph and finality of a wet noodle slapping against a kitchen wall.
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Lupin III Gang Drives Through McDonald's in Anime Ad

Lupin can't remember Fujiko's order, but fortunately Goemon knows how to use the McDonald's app ― Lupin, Jigen, and Goemon approach a McDonald's drive-thru. Lupin can't remember Fujiko's order, but fortunately Goemon has remembered to use the new mobile order Drive Thru function on the McDonald's Japan app. That's the plot of Lupin III's latest collaboration ad with McDonald's that the fast food outl...
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Eminence in Shadow Series Gets iOS, Android, PC Game

Game launches this year ― Daisuke Aizawa's The Eminence in Shadow (Kage no Jitsuryokusha ni Naritakute!) light novel series is inspiring a game titled Kage no Jitsuryokusha ni Naritakute! Master of Garden (The Eminence in Shadow: Master of Garden) for iOS, Android, and PC in 2022. The series is getting a television anime that will premiere on October 5 on the AT-X (at 10:30 p.m. or 9:30 a.m. EDT), To...
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King of Fighters XV Game's Video Reveals Team Samurai DLC

Haohmaru, Nakoruru, Darli Dagger debut on October 4 ― SNK began streaming a trailer on Tuesday for its The King of Fighters XV game, and it reveals the fourth DLC team, Team Samurai. The characters include Haohmaru (voiced by Daiki Nakamura), Nakoruru (voiced by Mai Nakahara), and Darli Dagger (voiced by Yu Kobayashi) from SNK's Samurai Shodown. Team Samurai will debut on October 4. SNK released the ...
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Yōko Nogiri Launches New Manga in November

Love triangle story follows girl whose divorced parents have remarried ― This year's November issue of Kodansha's Dessert magazine revealed on Saturday that Yōko Nogiri (Those Not-So-Sweet Boys, That Wolf-Boy is Mine!) is launching a new manga in the magazine's January 2023 issue in November. The story follows a girl whose divorced parents have remarried after eight years. Her handsome big brother an...
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Thus Spoke Rohan Kishibe GN 1

Hirohiko Araki's self-insert character tackles some unique, self-contained plots apart from JoJo's and its ongoing Stand-battle narratives ― The JoJo's Bizarre Adventure series made a name for itself on regularly-changing casts of characters and expansions of its universe, so an actual spin-off in Thus Spoke Rohan Kishibe seems like a natural choice. And if Hirohiko Araki is to be tasked with produci...
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Uma Musume Franchise's New Short Anime Series Uma Yuru Premieres on October 16

1st 3 episodes debut on YouTube simultaneously ― The official website for the Uma Musume Pretty Derby franchise announced on Tuesday that Uma Yuru, the franchise's new short anime, will debut on October 16 at 9:00 p.m. JST on YouTube. The first three episodes will premiere simultaneously, and future episodes will stream weekly at 9:00 p.m. on Sundays. The cast of new and returning characters includes...
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Yuu Watase's Fushigi Yūgi: Byakko Senki Manga Returns in Fall 2023

Manga returns in Monthly Flowers magazine after going on hiatus in 2018 ― The November issue of Shogakukan's Monthly Flowers magazine announced on Wednesday that Yuu Watase's Fushigi Yūgi: Byakko Senki manga will return in fall 2023. The same November issue of Monthly Flowers published a new one-shot for Watase's Fushigi Yugi manga. Watase had confirmed on Twitter last year the new one-shot was not c...
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Overlord IV #13 [rate]
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Love Live! Superstar!! Season 2 ‒ Episode 10

Wien remains the most aesthetically powerful character Love Live! has ever introduced, and I love everything about this gothic middle school ballerina.
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Classroom of the Elite II ‒ SEASON FINALE

And thus the second season of Classroom of the Elite ends with my favorite kind of final episode.
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HIDIVE Streams Vermeil in Gold Anime's English Dub, Reveals Cast

Anime centers on student at magical academy who aims to become master of all magic ― HIDIVE will begin streaming the English dub for the television anime of Kōta Amana and Yōko Umezu's Vermeil in Gold (Kinsō no Vermeil: Gakeppuchi Majutsushi wa Saikyō no Yakusai to Mahō Sekai o Tsukisusumu) manga on Tuesday at 12:30 p.m. EDT. The dub cast includes: Mike Haimoto as Alto Monica Rial as Vermeil Kira Vin...
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The Maid I Hired Recently Is Mysterious ‒ Episode 9

Nakashima seems cute (I'm a sucker for a girl with sharp teeth), and there are some insights and interesting lessons to be gained from her character.
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EA, Omega Force's Collaboration Game Gets Title, Date for Reveal Trailer

― EA Originals and Koei Tecmo Games' Omega Force studio revealed the title of its upcoming hunting game Wild Hearts on Tuesday. The companies will begin streaming a reveal trailer for the game on Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. EDT or 11:00 p.m. JST. EA Originals announced on September 12 that it has partnered with Koei Tecmo Games' Omega Force studio to produce a new hunting game set in "fantasy feudal Jap...
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Record of Ragnarok Manga Gets New Spinoff About Jack the Ripper

Keita Iizuka launches new manga on October 25 ― The November issue of Coamix's Comic Zenon magazine revealed on Saturday that Shinya Umemura, Ajichika, and Takumi Fukui's Record of Ragnarok (Shūmatsu no Walküre) manga will have a new spinoff manga titled Shūmatsu no Walküre Kitan - Jack the Ripper no Jikenbo (Record of Ragnarok Mystery - The Case Files of Jack the Ripper). Keita Iizuka is drawing the...
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DMM, Asahi Production Reveal Original TV Anime Giant Beasts of Ars for January 2023

Hina Yomiya, Toshiyuki Morikawa star in series about humans fighting against beasts ― DMM and Asahi Production revealed a new original television anime series on Tuesday titled Giant Beasts of Ars (Ars no Kyojū). The anime will debut in January 2023. Art director Isamu Kamikokuryo (Final Fantasy game series, The Diofield Chronicle) drew the below teaser visual for the anime. Akira Oguro (Namu Amida B...
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Keiko Iwashita Launches New Romance Manga in October

Museru Kurai no Ai wo Ageru centers on opposites-attract relationship between musician, aspiring designer ― The November issue of Kodansha's Dessert magazine revealed on Saturday that manga creator Keiko Iwashita will launch a new manga titled Museru Kurai no Ai wo Ageru (I'll Give You Enough Love to Choke On) in the magazine's December issue in October. Iwashita posted a visual for the manga on her ...
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Yakuza Lover's Nozomi Mino Launches New Manga on December 23

Mino recently ended Yakuza Lover manga in June ― The November issue of Shogakukan's Cheese! magazine revealed on Saturday that Nozomi Mino will launch a new manga in the magazine's February issue on December 23. The magazine did not reveal any further details about the manga. Mino launched the Yakuza Lover (Koi to Dangan, seen right) manga in Shogakukan's Premium Cheese! magazine in March 2018, befor...
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Yūichi Hasegawa Launches New Crossbone Gundam Manga About Karras

Manga launches on October 26 ― The November issue of Kadokawa's Gundam Ace magazine revealed on Monday that Yūichi Hasegawa will launch a new manga in his Mobile Suit Crossbone Gundam series titled Mobile Suit Crossbone Gundam Karras in the magazine's next issue on October 26. The manga will focus on the titular character Karras, an agent of the Jupiter Empire. The official Twitter account for the Mo...
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Fuuto PI Manga Gets Stage Play This Winter

Stage play runs from December 2022 to January 2023 ― Toei announced on Monday that the Fūto Tantei manga is getting a stage play adaptation. Fūto Tantei The STAGE will run in Tokyo and Osaka from the end of December 2022 through January 2023. The play's initial cast members include Masanari Wada as Shotaro Hidari, and Tsubasa Kizu as Philip (both pictured above). Nobuhiro Mori is directing the stage ...
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Japanese Animation TV Ranking, September 12-18

A Whisker Away film earns 1.8% rating ― Junichi Sato and Tomotaka Shibayama's A Whisker Away anime film aired on TV Tokyo on Sunday, September 18 at 10:00 p.m. and earned a 1.8% rating. Title Station Date Time Length Average Household Rating Sazae-san Fuji TV September 18 (Sun) 18:30 30 min. 7.7 Detective Conan NTV September 17 (Sat) 18:00 30 min. 6.3 Chibi Maruko-chan Fuji TV September 18 (Sun) 18:...
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Hypnosis Mic -Division Rap Battle- side D.H & B.A.T Manga Launches New Series

New series titled Hypnosis Mic -Division Rap Battle- side D.H & B.A.T+ (Plus) ― This year's October issue of Kodansha's Shonen Magazine Edge announced on September 15 a new manga in the Hypnosis Mic franchise titled Hypnosis Mic -Division Rap Battle- side D.H & B.A.T+ (Plus). The manga will launch in the magazine's November issue, which will ship on October 17. With a teaser tagline that says, "The l...

'Goodbye, Don Glees!' Anime Film Crosses $86,000 at U.S. Box Office

Film earned US$86,610 in 416 theaters from September 14-22 ― Box Office Mojo lists that Atsuko Ishizuka and Madhouse's original anime film Goodbye, Don Glees has earned US$86,610 in theaters in the United States. The film screened in about 416 theaters from September 14 to September 22. The film will screened in Japanese with English subtitles on September 14 and 20, and screened with an English dub ...

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Yumi Unita's Proceed With Crescendo Manga Gets Live-Action TV Shorts

Bunny Drop creator's high school choir story gets 5-minute episodes debuting on October 17 ― NTV announced on Tuesday that Yumi Unita's Crescendo de Susume (Proceed With Crescendo) manga is inspiring a short live-action adaptation that will premiere within NTV's ZIP! morning news program on October 17 at 7:53 a.m. The series will air a new five-minute episode every weekday. The manga is set in a high...
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One Piece Film Red Stays at #1 for 8th Weekend, Delicious Party Precure Film Opens at #3

Eiga Delicious Party♡Precure Yume Miru ♡ Okosama Lunch film debuts at #3 with 367 million yen ― The One Piece Film Red anime stayed at #1 for a eighth straight weekend at the Japanese box office. The film earned 358,051,530 yen (about US$2.47 million) from Friday to Sunday, and sold 259,000 tickets over the weekend. The film has sold a total of 11.26 million tickets, and has earned a cumulative total...
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Fans Bid Farewell to Akihabara's Iconic GiGO Arcade #4

After a day-long countdown that ended at 8 p.m., the owners thanked fans for their loyal support over 11 years ― The GiGO (formerly Sega) Akihabara Arcade #4 formally closed on Sunday, marking yet another milestone in the long-term decline of Japan's arcade culture. Fans have documented the closing ceremony across social media; the photos and videos indicate that an impressive crowd gathered to celeb...
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Perfect World's Rie Aruga Launches New Koboreru Yoru ni Manga

Manga centers on 2 high schoolers raised in an orphanage together ― Rie Aruga (Perfect World) launched a new manga titled Koboreru Yoru ni (Shelter of Love) in this year's November issue of Kodansha's Kiss magazine on Saturday. The story follows Yoru and Tenjaku (English name romanization not confirmed), who have both grown up in an orphanage. Yoru went to the orphanage at the age of 10 after sufferi...
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Evangelion Composer Shiro Sagisu Directs Genshin Impact Concert

Genshin Impact YouTube channel streams free online concert on October 2 ― HoYoverse announced on Monday that the Genshin Impact game will hold the "Genshin Concert 2022" global online concert on October 2. Anime and film composer Shiro Sagisu (Evangelion, Bleach, Shin Godzilla) will serve as the music director in partnership with the Hollywood Chamber Orchestra. Eímear Noone (Overwatch, Hearthstone) ...
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The Best and Worst of Summer 2022, Sep 16-22

On its way quietly upward, Stepmom's Daughter bumps Devil Part-Timer on its way softly downward. Find out how your favorite shows fared with one week left to the season! ― Let's have a look at what ANN readers consider the best (and worst) of the season, based on the polls you can find in our Daily Streaming Reviews and on the Your Score page with the latest simulcasts. Keep in mind that these ranki...
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Prima Doll Anime Gets 4-Part 'Kinetic Novel' in 2023

Kinetic novel to feature prequels, sequels ― The official website of Visual Arts/Key's mixed media project Prima Doll announced on Saturday that the anime will get a four-part kinetic novel. The first three parts will debut in 2023, and the fourth part will launch in 2024. The kinetic novel will feature new scenarios, visuals, and music. The first part will be a novel version of a prequel that featur...
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Coolmic Launches PC Website!

The best digital source for ecchi manga (and even some not so ecchi titles) is finally available on your PC! ― Coolmic, the official digital comics and anime store from Japan, has expanded its platform and is now available for PC as well! Coolmic is a service that started in 2018, distributing popular manga (Japanese comics) and anime to English and French-speaking audiences. Until now, the service w...
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HIDIVE to Stream Bibliophile Princess Anime

Anime premieres on October 6 ― HIDIVE announced on Monday that it will exclusively stream the television anime of Yui and Satsuki Shiina's Bibliophile Princess (Mushikaburi-hime) light novel series this fall. Sentai Filmworks will release the anime on home video. The anime will premiere on October 6 on AT-X, Tokyo MX, Kansai TV, and BS NTV. Tarou Iwasaki (Ryoko's Case File, One Week Friends, Sweetnes...
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Voice Actor Takahiro Sakurai Confirms His Marital Status to Press

Sakurai responded "Yes" when asked Bunshun asked if he was married to a former voice actress ― Talent agency Intention confirmed on Friday that a media report regarding voice actor Takahiro Sakurai is accurate. The Weekly Bunshun tabloid reported earlier the same day that Sakurai responded "Yes" when asked if he was married to a former voice actress. The agency stated that it was Sakurai's wish not t...

HIDIVE to Stream Akiba Maid War Anime

Anime premieres on October 6 ― HIDIVE announced on Monday that it will exclusively stream Cygames and P.A. Works' original television anime Akiba Maid War (Akiba Meido Sensō) this fall. Sentai Filmworks will release the anime on home video. HIDIVE describes the story: Akihabara is the center of the universe for the coolest hobbies and quirkiest amusements. In the spring of 1999, bright-eyed Nagomi Wa...
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House of the Lost on the Cape

Out on video tomorrow, Kim checks out David Production's supernatural movie about a runaway and an orphan staying in an old house. The House of the Lost on the Cape (or Misaki no Mayoiga in Japanese) shares a similarity in title to The Lost Village (Mayoiga), a somewhat infamous TV anime from 2016 that was distinctive for its hokey portrayal of psychological horror. The House of the Lost on the Cap...
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Viral One-Punch Man Mobile Game Ad Delivers Fistful of Cringe

Saitama performs a rap in what appears to be a parody of the Dunkaccino meme ― A cheesy live-action ad for the new One-Punch Man: The Strongest mobile game, which launched its English version last Thursday, has been making the rounds on Twitter, Reddit, and YouTube last week. The ad features a rapping Saitama and appears to be a parody of the Dunkaccino meme from the 2011 Jack and Jill film starring ...
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Kawaisugi Crisis Manga Gets TV Anime in 2023

Visual unveiled for SynergySP's anime of Mitsuru Kido's manga ― A new official website and Twitter account opened on Tuesday to announce that Mitsuru Kido's Kawaisugi Crisis (Too Cute Crisis) manga is getting a television anime in 2023. SynergySP will produce the anime. The sci-fi comedy follows Liza Luna, who has been dispatched to Earth by the space empire Azatos. At first, she thought that it woul...
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E3 In-Person Event Returns on June 13-16 with Separate Business/Gamer Days

Business Days on June 13-15, Gamer Days on June 15-16 ― The Entertainment Software Association (ESA) announced on Monday that it will partner with event production company ReedPop to bring back the in-person E3 event on June 13-16, 2023. E3 Business Days will take place from June 13-15, and will be reserved for industry personnel. E3 Gamer Days will be on June 15-16, and they will take place in a dif...
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One Piece Film Red Tops Ponyo as #6 All-Time Anime Film in Japan

Film has earned 15.7 billion yen in Japan ― The One Piece Film Red anime sold 11.26 million tickets for 15.7 billion yen (about US$109 million) as of Monday, thus surpassing Studio Ghibli and Hayao Miyazaki's Ponyo anime film (15.5 billion yen or about US$108 million) to become the #6 all-time highest-earning anime film in Japan. It is now also the #11 all-time highest-earning film in Japan. The film...
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FUUTO PI ‒ Episode 9

Even with this uneven last part, I'll say this was the strongest arc for FUUTO PI yet, mostly because of the ways it showed off connections between characters, especially Shotaro and Philip themselves.
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Parallel World Pharmacy ‒ SEASON FINALE

This is honestly a perfectly serviceable season finale for Parallel World Pharmacy; I just wish that this last adventure of the season had a little more weight to it. A little more bite.
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Delicious Party Precure ‒ Episodes 28-29

While Narcistoru's final battle is the true meat of these two episodes, the girls' trip to the CooKingdom is a lovely bit of fluff that manages to still have some serious plot points thrown in.
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'Welcome to Demon School, Iruma-kun' Anime's 3rd Season Previewed in Promo Video

New season debuts on October 8 ― The official Twitter account for the television anime of Osamu Nishi's Welcome to Demon School, Iruma-kun (Mairimashita! Iruma-kun) manga began streaming a promotional video on Monday for the show's third season. The video previews Fantastics From Exile Tribe's opening theme song "Girigiri Ride it Out" (On the Edge Ride it Out). New cast members include: Junko Takeuch...
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New Sorcerous Stabber Orphen Anime Gets 3rd Season Adapting 'Urban Rama Arc' in January 2023

Daisuke Ono, Shiki Aoki join cast ― The official website for the new television anime of Yoshinobu Akita's Sorcerous Stabber Orphen (Majutsushi Orphen Haguretabi) light novel series revealed that the anime is getting a third season titled Majutsushi Orphen Haguretabi: Urban Rama-hen (Urban Rama Arc). The anime will debut in January 2023. New cast members for the new season include Daisuke Ono as Ed a...
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Koji Yamamura's Dozens of Norths Anime Film Wins Ottawa Int'l Animation Fest Award

Atsushi Wada's "Bird in the Peninsula," Sumito Sakakibara's "lizuna Fair" also win prizes ― The Ottawa International Film Festival (OIAF) announced on Saturday that Koji Yamamura's Dozens of Norths (Ikuta no Kita) anime film has won the Grand Prize for Feature Animation award this year. Atsushi Wada's "Bird in the Peninsula" ("Hantō no Tori") animated short won the Grand Prize for Short Animation and...
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My Dress-Up Darling Manga Tops 7.5 Million in Circulation

Manga's 10th volume special edition bundles acrylic diorama ― Publishing company Square Enix announced on Saturday that Shinichi Fukuda's My Dress-Up Darling (Sono Bisque Doll wa Koi wo Suru) manga has reached 7.5 million copies in circulation as of the manga's 10th volume, which released on Saturday. Square Enix also published the My Dress-Up Darling television anime official fanbook (pictured below...
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World Trigger Anime's 2nd, 3rd Seasons Get English Dub

Toei Animation streams clip from anime's English dub ― Toei Animation's official YouTube channel announced on Friday that the second season and third season of the World Trigger anime will get an English dub that will be available digitally "soon." The company's YouTube channel began streaming a clip from the dub. The third season of the anime premiered in October 2021 on TV Asahi's NUMAnimation prog...
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Oni: Thunder God's Tale Animated Show Releases on Netflix on October 21

Tonko House's CGI series features scripts by Mari Okada ― Netflix announced on Wednesday that the California-based studio Tonko House's Oni: Thunder God's Tale CGI animated series will debut on October 21. Oni: Thunder God's Tale will star: Momona Tamada, Archie Yates, Craig Robinson, Tantoo Cardinal, Brittany Ishibashi, Omar Miller, Anna Akana, Charlet Takahashi Chung, Miyuki Sawashiro, Yuki Matsuza...
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Boys Be… Manga Artist Hiroyuki Tamakoshi Reports Cancer Diagnosis

Tamakoshi started 4 months of chemotherapy last week ― Manga creator Hiroyuki Tamakoshi announced on Twitter on September 14 that he has been diagnosed with stage 3 cancer, and would begin four months of chemotherapy the next week. He noted that the serialization of his new manga based on Mobile Suit Gundam 0080: War in the Pocket will go on hiatus due to the chemotherapy, but he plans to resume it s...
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'The Fruit of Evolution: Before I Knew It, My Life Had It Made' Sequel Anime Casts Tomokazu Sugita

Sugita voices new character Vitor in January 2023 show ― The official website for the anime of Miku and U35's Shinka no Mi ~Shiranai Uchi ni Kachigumi Jinsei~ (The Fruit of Evolution ~Before I Knew It, My Life Had It Made~) light novel series revealed a new cast member and a new visual on Saturday for The Fruit of Evolution: Before I Knew It My Life Had It Made Season 2 (Shin Shinka no Mi ~Shiranai U...
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Frontwing Reveals New Ginka Game for 2023 PC Release

Writer Asta Konno, artist Yusano return from ATRI: My Dear Moments for new project ― Visual novel developer Frontwing revealed a new game project titled Ginka on Saturday. The game will debut on PC in 2023. Asta Konno will be in charge of planning and penning the scenario, while Yusano will draw the character designs. Both also worked in the same capacity on Frontwing's previous project ATRI: My Dear...
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Japan's Video Game Rankings, September 12-18

Dragon Quest X Offline Switch, PS4, PS5 versions debut at #2, #3, #4 ― Japan's Game Ranking: September 12-18 Rank System Title Publisher Release Date Weekly Copies Total Copies 1NSwSplatoon 3 Nintendo September 9 506,610 2,441,290 2NSwDragon Quest X Offline: Mezameshi Itsutsu no Shuzoku Square Enix September 15 143,836 143,836 3PS4Dragon Quest X Offline: Mezameshi Itsutsu no Shuzoku Square Enix Septe...
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Love Live! Franchise Gets 1st Stage Musical With Original Story, Characters in December

School Idol Musical production centers on 2 rival schools ― The official website for the Love Live! franchise announced School Idol Musical, the franchise's first stage musical, on Monday. The production will run at the New National Theatre in Tokyo on December 10 to 15, and at the Umeda Arts Theater in Osaka on January 23 to 29, 2023. Kōki Kishimoto is directing the production, penning the script, a...
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