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My Name Is Shingo Perfect Edition Volumes 1-2 Manga Review

This science fiction horror story from the early days of computers and robotics is fascinating, even as it takes its time getting to where it's going. ― If you're only familiar with Kazuo Umezz's previously released titles from Viz's current Perfect Edition run, My Name is Shingo may surprise you. That's not because it's more science fiction than horror or features a central romance, but because this...
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This Week in Anime - How to Watch Anime on a Budget

Chris and Lucas find their pockets stretched by the multitude of anime streaming services; let's see how far we can get using legal, free streaming! ― Chris and Lucas find their pockets stretched by the multitude of anime streaming services; let's see how far we can get using legal, free streaming! Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed by the participants in this chatlog are not the views of ...
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Who Made Me a Princess Volumes 1-3 Manhwa Review

Gorgeous art and an interesting mix of subgenres make this manhwa a must-read. ― In The Perks of Being an S-Class Heroine, heroine Ailette's greatest desire is to be reborn into what she calls a “child-raising romantasy,” a subgenre of isekai where the heroine, an ordinary woman in her previous life, ends up starting from babyhood as the pampered princess of a powerful ruler. She doesn't mention that...
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Let's Do It Already! Volume 1 Manga Review

Let's Do It Already's first volume is frothy, but this still reads like a fluffy shoujo romance. It's less of a sexy comedy than its copy implies, but it's still a fun read if you're a genre fan. ― Ah, high school love – when some teens begin navigating the waters of relationships and their physical components, eager to learn what their bodies can do and do it with the people they're crushing on. The...
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A Ballad of Sword and Wine Danmei Novel Review

This pitch-perfect enemies-to-lovers novel might be too dense for those new to the genre. ― If you're a BL fan who hasn't discovered danmei (Chinese homoerotic romance novels), now is a great time to jump on the bandwagon – just maybe not with A Ballad of Sword and Wine as your first title. It's a good book and will improve even more as the story continues. Rather it's that this is the densest danmei...
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Rumiko Takahashi's Ranma 1/2 Manga Gets New Anime

Video teases more information to come on July 17 ― A new official X/Twitter account opened on Wednesday to announce that Rumiko Takahashi's Ranma 1/2 manga is getting a new anime adaptation. There will be more information on July 17 at 6:00 p.m. JST (5:00 a.m. EDT). Takahashi debuted the manga in Shogakukan's Weekly Shōnen Sunday magazine in August 1987, and ended it in March 1996. The series had 38 ...

Tsukimichi -Moonlit Fantasy- Anime Gets 3rd Season

2nd season's 25th, final episode aired on Monday ― The official website for the television anime of Kei Azumi's "alternate-world social reform fantasy" novel series Tsukimichi -Moonlit Fantasy- (Tsuki ga Michibiku Isekai Dōchū) announced on Monday that the series is getting a third season. The website unveiled a visual for the announcement: The 25th and final episode of the anime's second season aire...
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Seiju Amano's Class no Dai Kirai na Joshi to Kekkon suru Koto ni Natta. Story Gets TV Anime

Hinaki Yano stars as protagonist Akane Sakuramori ― Aniplex revealed on Monday that Seiju Amano's Class no Dai Kirai na Joshi to Kekkon suru Koto ni Natta. (I Ended Up Marrying the Girl in My Class I Hated the Most) story is getting a television anime adaptation, and also revealed the anime's teaser visual and main cast. The anime will star Hinaki Yano as the protagonist Akane Sakuramori (featured in...

'As a Reincarnated Aristocrat, I'll Use My Appraisal Skill' Anime Gets 2nd Season in Fall

Teaser, key visual revealed ― The staff for the television anime of Miraijin A's (also known as Jinei Mirai's) As a Reincarnated Aristocrat, I'll Use My Appraisal Skill to Rise in the World (Tensei Kizoku Kantei Sukiru de Nariagaru - Jakushō Ryōchi o Uketsuidanode, Yūshūna Jinzai o Fuyashite Itara, Saikyō Ryōchi ni Natteta) light novel series announced on Sunday that the anime will get a second telev...
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Apocalypse Bringer Mynoghra Light Novels Get TV Anime

Isekai fantasy launched in 2017 ― Micro Magazine revealed in a new promotional video on Sunday that Fehu Kazuno's Apocalypse Bringer Mynoghra: World Conquest Starts with the Civilization of Ruin (Isekai Mokushiroku Mynoghra: Hametsu no Bunmei de Hajimeru Sekai Seifuku) isekai fantasy light novel series is inspiring a television anime. Cross Infinite World publishes the series in English and describes...

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My Name Is Shingo Perfect Edition Volumes 1-2 Manga Review

This science fiction horror story from the early days of computers and robotics is fascinating, even as it takes its time getting to where it's going. ― If you're only familiar with Kazuo Umezz's previously released titles from Viz's current Perfect Edition run, My Name is Shingo may surprise you. That's not because it's more science fiction than horror or features a central romance, but because this...
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Paramount+ Increases Subscriber Prices on August 20

Price changes affect existing customers from September 20 ― Paramount Global revealed on Monday the company will raise the prices of all tiers of its Paramount+ streaming service beginning on August 20. The new price changes will affect new customers from that date, while existing customers will have until September 20 or the first billing cycle after that date. The Paramount+ with Showtime plan wil...
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Oblivion Battery #11 [rate]
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Rumiko Takahashi's Ranma 1/2 Manga Gets New Anime

Video teases more information to come on July 17 ― A new official X/Twitter account opened on Wednesday to announce that Rumiko Takahashi's Ranma 1/2 manga is getting a new anime adaptation. There will be more information on July 17 at 6:00 p.m. JST (5:00 a.m. EDT). Takahashi debuted the manga in Shogakukan's Weekly Shōnen Sunday magazine in August 1987, and ended it in March 1996. The series had 38 ...
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HIDIVE Reveals English Dubs for Chained Soldier, My Instant Death Ability Is Overpowered, Level 1 Demon Lord and One Room Hero Anime

Dubs for The Dangers in My Heart, Helck continue ― HIDIVE announced on Monday that it will release English dubs for the following winter 2024 and summer 2023 shows: The Dangers in My Heart season 2 (dub available now) My Instant Death Ability Is Overpowered (dub debuts on July 19) Chained Soldier (dub debuts on July 29) Level 1 Demon Lord and One Room Hero (dub debuts on August 20) The service is st...
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Live-Action One Piece Series' 2nd Season Adds 4 Cast Members for Baroque Works

David Dastmalchian, Jazzara Jaslyn, Camrus Johnson, Daniel Lasker join cast ― Netflix announced on Tuesday four new cast members for the second season of its Hollywood live-action series of Eiichiro Oda's One Piece manga. The characters are members of Baroque Works: The newly announced cast includes: David Dastmalchian as Mr. 3 Jazzara Jaslyn as Miss Valentine Camrus Johnson as Mr. 5 Daniel Lasker as...
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This Week in Anime - How to Watch Anime on a Budget

Chris and Lucas find their pockets stretched by the multitude of anime streaming services; let's see how far we can get using legal, free streaming! ― Chris and Lucas find their pockets stretched by the multitude of anime streaming services; let's see how far we can get using legal, free streaming! Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed by the participants in this chatlog are not the views of ...
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Uma Musume: Beginning of a New Era Film's 1st 7 Minutes Streamed

'Cheering screenings' in Japan on Saturday also announced ― Toho's YouTube channel started streaming the first seven minutes of the Uma Musume Pretty Derby: Shinjidai no Tobira (Uma Musume Pretty Derby: Beginning of a New Era), the new anime film in the Uma Musume Pretty Derby franchise, for a limited one-month period, on Monday. The video features the film's theme song "Ready!! Steady!! Derby!!" com...
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Kaijū Sekai Seifuku Project Gets TV Anime Next Spring

Kotobukiya's Character Creation Lab initiative launched short net anime in April 2020 ― Kotobukiya's Character Creation Lab initiative announced on Tuesday that its Kaijū Sekai Seifuku (Monster World Conquest) project will have a television anime that will premiere in spring 2025. Kotobukiya is streaming a teaser trailer for the anime. The project's short anime launched in April 2020 on Kotobukiya's ...

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Wonderful Precure! The Movie! Unveils Theme Songs in New Trailer, Staff, Story

Film opens in Japan on September 13 ― The full trailer for the Wonderful Precure! The Movie! revealed the film's full Wonderful Precure! The Movie! Doki Doki Game no Sekai de Daiboken (Wonderful Precure! The Movie! Grand Adventure in a Thrilling Game World) title, story, and theme songs on Tuesday. The film's website also presented the film's staff and a key visual. Characters from the Soaring Sky! P...
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Whisper Me a Love Song ‒ Episode 9

In Himari's head, all it takes is one good heart-to-heart to make everything better.
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Date a Live V Anime Releases New Sand Art Video Before Final Episode

Latest season gets wonderful send off ― The Date a Live series has managed to retain a dedicated following since 2013. With the latest season of the television anime ending on Wednesday, Kadokawa anime's YouTube channel left a beautiful parting gift for fans on Monday: a new promotional video featuring sand art of the Date a Live characters set to the fifth season's ending theme song, “Hitohira” by s...
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Sound! Euphonium 3 ‒ Episode 12

It's vicious, it's genius, and the string of incredulous expletives I let loose needed to be heard to be believed.
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Hakuoki: Chronicles of Wind and Blossom Compilation Game Launches in English on August 1

Compilation launched on PS4 in Japan in July 2017, on Switch in September 2018 ― Publisher East Asia Soft revealed on Monday it will release the Hakuoki: Chronicles of Wind and Blossom (Hakuōki Shinkai: Fūkaden) game in English for Nintendo Switch on August 1, and it also streamed a new gameplay trailer: Nintendo eShop pre-orders open on July 4. The game compilation will have a limited edition with e...
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Tonari no Yōkai-san ‒ Episode 12

I don't think I ever would have called that the show would send an army of killer demons spewing forth onto the world to transform the story into a harrowing riff on The Quiet Place.
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Anime Expo Hosts Utano☆Princesama All Star Stage -Music Universe- 3DCG Concert

Concert takes place on July 4 at The Novo ― Frontier Works announced on Monday the company is hosting the Utano☆Princesama All Star Stage -Music Universe- 3DCG concert at Anime Expo on July 4 at The Novo. The concert will feature the ST☆RISH, QUARTET NIGHT, and HE★VENS groups from the Utano☆Princesama franchise. There will be no English subtitles. A similar concert ran in Japan earlier this year at M...
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Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Hashira Training Arc ‒ Episode 7

Was milking the cash cow down to its skeletal bones really worth all of this wasted time?
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Code Geass: Rozé of the Recapture ‒ SEASON PREMIERE

While this episode had its fun moments, the more I think about it, the more sour I become. It’s a shallow, thoughtless imitation of the original Code Geass but with no sense of what made it work.
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Spice & Wolf: merchant meets the wise wolf #13 [rate]
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That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime Season 3 ‒ Episode 60

No joke, a few minutes into this episode, I actually paused it and checked to make sure I was watching Tensura and hadn't clicked a random episode of The Slime Diaries by mistake.

Tsukimichi -Moonlit Fantasy- Anime Gets 3rd Season

2nd season's 25th, final episode aired on Monday ― The official website for the television anime of Kei Azumi's "alternate-world social reform fantasy" novel series Tsukimichi -Moonlit Fantasy- (Tsuki ga Michibiku Isekai Dōchū) announced on Monday that the series is getting a third season. The website unveiled a visual for the announcement: The 25th and final episode of the anime's second season aire...
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Dead Dead Demon's Dededede Destruction ‒ Episode 4

Is there anything more representative of this series than five normal high school girls celebrating Christmas while the government offhandedly kills a group of aliens simply for existing?
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LiSA's 'LiVE is SMiLE ALWAYS - LANDER -' Concert Gets Theatrical Screenings in N. America in August

Concert tour took place in Japan from September-December 2023 ― Crunchyroll and Sony Pictures announced on Monday that they are screening the LiSA's "LiVE is SMiLE ALWAYS -LANDER -" concert in theaters in North America on August 17,18, and 21. LiSA concert tour, which featured her sixth original album LANDER, took place throughout Japan from September-December 2023. The theatrical screening presents ...
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Who Made Me a Princess Volumes 1-3 Manhwa Review

Gorgeous art and an interesting mix of subgenres make this manhwa a must-read. ― In The Perks of Being an S-Class Heroine, heroine Ailette's greatest desire is to be reborn into what she calls a “child-raising romantasy,” a subgenre of isekai where the heroine, an ordinary woman in her previous life, ends up starting from babyhood as the pampered princess of a powerful ruler. She doesn't mention that...
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Tadaima, Okaeri #12 [rate]
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DAN DA DAN Anime's 2nd Promo Video/Visual Reveal 3 Cast Members, Theatrical Debut on August 31

Nana Mizuki, Ayane Sakura, Kaito Ishikawa join cast ― The official website for the television anime of Yukinobu Tatsu's Dandadan "paranormal mystery battle & romantic comedy" manga unveiled on Tuesday the second promotional video and key visual, and they reveal three more cast members. In addition, DAN DA DAN: First Encounter will debut early in theaters, beginning with screenings in Asia on August 3...
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Jellyfish Can't Swim in the Night ‒ SEASON FINALE

As much as I respect and appreciate Jellyfish, I don’t know if I really like it.
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Read 30 Pages of Tezuka-Reimagining Comic, Unico: Awakening

Based on the classic manga series comes a colorful story from artists Gurihiru and writer Samuel Sattin. ― Publisher Scholastic and writer-artist team Samuel Sattin (The Essential Anime Guide) and Gurihiru ((Superman Smashes the Klan, It's Jeff) are set to release Unico: Awakening, their 210-page comic based on Osamu Tezuka's classic series on August 6. Anime News Network is sharing the first 30 pag...
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Tsukimichi -Moonlit Fantasy- #25 [rate]

Umamusume: Pretty Derby Game Gets English Release

Game launched for iOS/Android in Japan in February 2021 ― A new official English website opened on Monday to reveal that Cygames' Umamusume: Pretty Derby (Uma Musume Pretty Derby) game is getting an English release for iOS and Android devices. An official English YouTube channel also opened and began streaming the opening movie "Girls' Legend U." The Uma Musume Pretty Derby game launched in February ...
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Black Butler: Public School Arc ‒ SEASON FINALE

And so we must bid adieu to Black Butler once again.
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Chillin' in Another World With Level 2 Super Cheat Powers #12 [rate]
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Koume Fujichika to Launch New Series on Manga UP! in 2024

The Girl I Like Forgot Her Glasses manga ended on June 20 ― The 12th and final volume of Koume Fujichika's The Girl I Like Forgot Her Glasses (Suki na Ko ga Megane wo Wasureta) manga revealed on June 20 that Fujichika will launch a new series tentatively titled Daiakutō Shōnen (The Great Villain Boy) on Square Enix's Manga UP! platform in 2024. The artist shared a sketch related to the announcement o...
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Laid-Back Camp Season 3 ‒ SEASON FINALE

The cherry blossom campout inserts a heartwarming bookmark into the adventures of Rin, Nadeshiko, and the rest of their tent-toting comrades.
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Gods' Games We Play #13 [rate]

Hulu Adds Oshi no Ko Season 1 Among More Anime from Sentai Filmworks, Live-Action Land of Tanabata Series in July

Also: The Eminence in Shadow season 2, Reincarnated as a Sword, I'm Quitting Heroing anime series; Alita: Battle Angel, Sonic the Hedgehog 2 live-action films, The Tunnel to Summer, the Exit of Goodbyes anime film ― Hulu U.S. is listing the premiere of the first season of the Oshi no Ko anime on July 1, and the English sub and dub premiere of six anime series licensed by Sentai Filmworks also in July...
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My Hero Academia Season 7 ‒ Episode 146

It’s a striking, heartfelt conclusion to Shoto’s story arc, even if we all know this can’t be the end of it all.
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Train to the End of the World #12 [rate]
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Tasokare Hotel Mobile Game Gets Anime Adaptation in January 2025

Rika Momokawa, Kōdai Sakai, Yusuke Shirai, more star in PRA anime ― Anime streaming service It's Anime! announced on Monday that SEEC's Tasokare Hotel mobile game will get an anime adaptation and revealed its first visual, teaser trailer, main cast, staff, and January 2025 debut. Teaser trailer English version (turn on closed caption button for English subtitles) Teaser trailer Japanese version It's ...
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Mission: Yozakura Family Anime's New Promo Video Previews New Opening Theme

New visual also revealed for show's 2nd half ― Shueisha revealed a new video on Monday in its "Jump Press" video for the anime of Hitsuji Gondaira's Mission: Yozakura Family (Yozakura-san Chi no Daisakusen) manga, which previews fripSide featuring Yoshino Nanjo's new opening theme song "Secret Operation." The show's staff also revealed a new visual. Asobi Doumei will perform the anime's new ending th...
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A Condition Called Love ‒ SEASON FINALE

I wish I could have watched the show that this finale told me I had watched—but I haven't.
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Seiju Amano's Class no Dai Kirai na Joshi to Kekkon suru Koto ni Natta. Story Gets TV Anime

Hinaki Yano stars as protagonist Akane Sakuramori ― Aniplex revealed on Monday that Seiju Amano's Class no Dai Kirai na Joshi to Kekkon suru Koto ni Natta. (I Ended Up Marrying the Girl in My Class I Hated the Most) story is getting a television anime adaptation, and also revealed the anime's teaser visual and main cast. The anime will star Hinaki Yano as the protagonist Akane Sakuramori (featured in...
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Baban Baban Ban Vampire TV Anime Reveals Cast, Staff, Teaser Video, Visual, January 2025 Debut

Daisuke Namikawa, Yūsuke Kobayashi star in vampire comedy anime ― TV Asahi's Anime Lineup Press Conference on Monday revealed that the television anime adaptation of Hiromasa Okujima's Baban Baban Ban Vampire manga will debut in January 2025 in the channel's new programming block IM Animation that airs on Saturdays at 11:30 p.m. The event also revealed the show's main cast, full staff, a visual, and ...
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BLUELOCK TV Anime's 2nd Season Reveals 2 More Cast Members, October 5 Debut in New Programming Block on TV Asahi

Series to air on Saturdays at 11:30 p.m. ― TV Asahi's Anime Lineup Press Conference on Monday revealed two more cast members for the second season of the television anime of Muneyuki Kaneshiro and Yūsuke Nomura's BLUELOCK soccer manga. The new cast includes Satoshi Hino as Oliver Aiku (left below) and Akihisa Wakayama as Shūto Sendō (right). ||◤            ◥||🔥⚔TVシリーズ第2期⚽🔥👑キャラ&キャスト情報⛓||◣           ◢|...
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Live-Action I Hear the Sunspots Show Reveals Ending Theme, New Video

Takaya Kawasaki performs ending for series debuting on June 26 ― The official X (formerly Twitter) account for the live-action series of Yuki Fumino's I Hear the Sunspot (Hidamari ga Kikoeru) boys-love manga began streaming a trailer for the series on Monday. The staff also revealed that Takaya Kawasaki will perform the show's ending theme song "Yūhi no Ue" (Above the Setting Sun). /『ひだまりが聴こえる』初だし映像を...
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Black Butler Manga's 2021 Musical Stage Play Gets Rerun in September

Main cast of 2021 Musical Kuroshitsuji ~Kishuku Gakkō no Himitsu~ return ― The official X (formerly Twitter) account for the musical stage play adaptation of Yana Toboso's Black Butler manga revealed on Saturday that the Musical Kuroshitsuji ~Kishuku Gakkō no Himitsu~ (Black Butler: Secrets of the Boarding School) will have rerun performances at the Hyogo Performing Arts Center on September 7-8, and ...
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Penguin Gentlemen's Kishi Ueno Launches New Manga on July 19

New manga is titled Luccarie no Kawarimono ― The July issue of Shueisha's Ultra Jump magazine revealed on June 19 that Kishi Ueno will launch a new manga titled Luccarie no Kawarimono (The Eccentric of Luccarie) in the magazine's next issue on July 19. The manga will have a color opening page. 【お知らせ】ウルトラジャンプさんで漫画を連載します。タイトルは「ルッカリエの変わり者」です。8月号(7/19発売)から連載開始になります。こちらの画像は今日発売の号の予告ページに載せて頂いたものです。また発売日近くに...
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Live-Action Tengu no Daidokoro Series Gets 2nd Season in October

New 10-episode season features returning cast, staff ― BS-TBS announced on Monday that it is producing a second season for the live-action series adaptation of Ai Tanaka's Tengu no Daidokoro (Tengu's Kitchen) manga that will premiere on BS-TBS in October with 10 episodes. The main cast from the first season will return, including Kiita Komagine as Motoi Izuna, Akihisa Shiono as Yui Atago, and Keitats...
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Jujutsu Kaisen Manga Resumes Serialization 1 Week Later Than Planned

Manga now planned to return on July 8 as author Gege Akutami continues recovery ― The official website for Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine revealed on Monday that Gege Akutami's Jujutsu Kaisen manga will extend its current two-week hiatus to three weeks, resuming in the magazine's 32nd issue on July 8, instead of July 1 as previously announced. When the magazine announced the hiatus on June 10...
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27th Detective Conan Film Surpasses Suzume to Become 15th Highest-Earning Film in Japan

Film sells 10.52 million tickets, earns 15.05 billion yen after 73 days ― The Detective Conan: Hyakuman Doru no Michishirube (Case Closed: The Million-dollar Pentagram) film, the 27th film in the Detective Conan franchise, has sold 10.52 million tickets and has earned 15.05 billion yen (about US$94.23 million) as of Sunday, its 73rd day in the Japanese box office. The film is now the 15th highest-ear...

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Demon Slayer Stars Take the Real-Life Waterfall Training Challenge

Hiro Shimono & Yoshitsugu Matsuoka are on their way to becoming the Hashira of the voice acting industry ― Waterfall training is a classical method in Japan — a sort of meditative training to clear one's mind as well as purify the soul and strengthen the body. Some martial artists and religious monks (commonly Shugendō practitioners) incorporate waterfall training at some point. So, seeing the practi...
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Uta no Prince-sama Dolce Vita Game Confirmed as Still in the Works for Switch

Project initially announced for PS Vita in 2016 ― Broccoli confirmed on Sunday the Uta no Prince-sama♪ Dolce Vita game for the Uta no Prince-sama franchise is still in development for the Nintendo Switch. The project was originally in development for the PlayStation Vita, but Broccoli announced in 2019 it would instead develop the game for the Switch. Broccoli revealed the Uta no Prince Sama♪ Dolce ...
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Adult Swim Streams New Early Preview for Rick and Morty: The Anime

Anime premieres in 2024 ― Adult Swim's YouTube channel began streaming a new early preview for the Rick and Morty: The Anime series on Sunday. The show will premiere on Adult Swim and Max in 2024, and will also run on Adult Swim Canada. The anime will be an original work, with adapted themes and events from the main Rick and Morty animated series. Takashi Sano (Tower of God) is writing and directing ...
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Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Hashira Training Arc #7 [rate]
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Let's Do It Already! Volume 1 Manga Review

Let's Do It Already's first volume is frothy, but this still reads like a fluffy shoujo romance. It's less of a sexy comedy than its copy implies, but it's still a fun read if you're a genre fan. ― Ah, high school love – when some teens begin navigating the waters of relationships and their physical components, eager to learn what their bodies can do and do it with the people they're crushing on. The...
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Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation II #23 [rate]

'As a Reincarnated Aristocrat, I'll Use My Appraisal Skill' Anime Gets 2nd Season in Fall

Teaser, key visual revealed ― The staff for the television anime of Miraijin A's (also known as Jinei Mirai's) As a Reincarnated Aristocrat, I'll Use My Appraisal Skill to Rise in the World (Tensei Kizoku Kantei Sukiru de Nariagaru - Jakushō Ryōchi o Uketsuidanode, Yūshūna Jinzai o Fuyashite Itara, Saikyō Ryōchi ni Natteta) light novel series announced on Sunday that the anime will get a second telev...
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As a Reincarnated Aristocrat, I'll Use My Appraisal Skill #12 [rate]
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Gantz Manga Gets Full-Color Vertical-Scrolling Version on Jump Toon Service

Full-color series debuts on July 7 ― This year's 30th issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine revealed on Monday HIroya Oku's Gantz manga is getting a new vertical-scrolling full-color edition titled GANTZ: T on the publisher's "Jump TOON" vertical-scrolling manga service starting on July 7. SHINE Partners is in charge of the coloring. Shueisha launched the "Jump TOON" service on on May 29. ...
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Snow White With the Red Hair Manga Resumes in July

Manga went on hiatus in June 2023 ― The August issue of Hakusensha's LaLa magazine announced on Monday that Sorata Akiduki's Snow White with the Red Hair (Akagami no Shirayuki-hime) manga will resume in the magazine's next issue on July 24. The manga went on hiatus in June 2023. Viz Media is releasing the manga in English, and it describes the story: Shirayuki is an herbalist famous for her naturally...
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My Home Hero Manga Ends in 5 Chapters

Series debuted in May 2017 ― This year's 30th issue of Kodansha's Weekly Young Magazine revealed on Monday Naoki Yamakawa and Masashi Asaki's My Home Hero manga will end in five chapters. Asaki stated on X/Twitter on Sunday the manga normally takes a break after every three chapters, but instead the manga is taking a two-week break, so the last five chapters will be available without a break. The ma...
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Mission: Yozakura Family Anime Gets New Opening, Ending Theme Songs

fripSide feat. Yoshino Nanjo, Asobi Doumei to perform new opening, ending songs ― This year's 30th issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine revealed on Monday the anime of Hitsuji Gondaira's Mission: Yozakura Family (Yozakura-san Chi no Daisakusen) manga will get a new opening song "Secret Operation" by fripSide featuring Yoshino Nanjo. Asobi Doumei will perform the anime's new ending theme s...
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The Fable TV Anime's New Video Unveils More Cast, New Theme Songs (Updated)

Shinshuu Fuji, Chika Anzai, Takehito Koyasu, Yoshihiro Kanemitsu join cast ― This year's 30th issue of Kodansha's Weekly Young Magazine revealed on Monday the television anime adaptation of Katsuhisa Minami's The Fable manga will add four new cast members. The show will also get a new opening song "Switch" by Umeda Cypher and a new ending song "Beyond feat. Mari" by ALI. The new cast members include:...
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Vampire Dormitory #12 [rate]
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Apocalypse Bringer Mynoghra Light Novels Get TV Anime

Isekai fantasy launched in 2017 ― Micro Magazine revealed in a new promotional video on Sunday that Fehu Kazuno's Apocalypse Bringer Mynoghra: World Conquest Starts with the Civilization of Ruin (Isekai Mokushiroku Mynoghra: Hametsu no Bunmei de Hajimeru Sekai Seifuku) isekai fantasy light novel series is inspiring a television anime. Cross Infinite World publishes the series in English and describes...
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The Duke of Death and His Maid #36 [rate]
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Let This Grieving Soul Retire! Anime Announces 5 More Cast Members, October Debut

Fairouz Ai, Konomi Kohara, Kōhei Amasaki, Tomokazu Sugita, Aoi Koga co-star ― The staff for the television anime of Tsukikage and Chyko's Let This Grieving Soul Retire! (Nageki no Bōrei wa Intai Shitai: Saijaku Hunter ni Yoru Saikyō Party Ikusei-jutsu) light novel series announced five more cast members and the anime's October premiere. The newly announced cast members are (from left to right in the ...
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Kinnikuman Perfect Origin Arc Anime Reveals New Video, More Cast, Theme Song Artists

Video previews Yasuharu Takanashi×FLOW's opening song 'LOVE & JUSTICE' with Mamoru Miyano performing ending song 'Chojin,' episode 0 theme 'Kinnikuman Go Fight!' ― The staff for the upcoming Kinnikuman: Perfect Origin-Hen (Kinnikuman Perfect Origin Arc, or literally, Kinnikuman Perfect Chо̄jin/Superhuman Origin Arc) anime revealed more cast members, the theme song artists, and the anime's third promo...
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Hip-Hop Duo Creepy Nuts Performs DAN DA DAN Anime's Opening Theme

Duo contribute new song 'Otonoke' to fall anime ― The official website for the television anime of Yukinobu Tatsu's Dandadan "paranormal mystery battle & romantic comedy" manga announced on Sunday that the hip-hop duo Creepy Nuts is contributing their new song "Otonoke" as the anime's opening theme song. The series will premiere in Japan in October on TBS and MBS's Super Animeism TURBO programming bl...
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The Elusive Samurai Anime's New Video Reveals More Cast, Theme Songs Artists

3rd promo video previews 'Plan A' opening song by DISH// ― The official X (formerly Twitter) account for the television anime of Yūsei Matsui's The Elusive Samurai (Nigejōzu no Wakagimi) manga started streaming the anime's third promotional video on Sunday. The new video revealed a new cast member, the opening theme song "Plan A" by DISH//, and the ending theme song "Kamakura STYLE" by artist Botchi ...
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Love Is Indivisible by Twins Anime's 2nd Promo Video Previews Theme Songs, New Cast Member

Kaori Ishihara joins cast for July 10 anime ― The staff for the television anime of Shihon Takamura and illustrator Almic's Love Is Indivisible by Twins (Koi wa Futago de Warikirenai) light novel series revealed on Sunday the second promotional video and a new cast member. The trailer previews Maaya Uchida's opening theme song "Parallel na Heart" (Parallel Heart) and the series' twin characters Rumi ...
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Sundome!! Milky Way's Kazuki Funatsu Launches New Manga

Funatsu launched fishing comedy manga Tsutte Tabetai Gal Sawa-san ― This year's 14th issue of Shueisha's Grand Jump magazine published the first chapter of Kazuki Funatsu's new manga titled Tsutte Tabetai Gal Sawa-san (Gal Sawa-san Wants to Catch Fish and Eat) on June 19. The fishing comedy manga centers on Tsuritani, a young man in his third year as a working adult, without any particular redeeming ...
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Funguild Launches New Digital Manga Magazine comic Spira f

Magazine's 1st issue features 1-shot manga by Kōki Fuyutsuki, Aya Makino; 5 new isekai fantasy series ― Funguild's isekai fantasy label Spira launched a new digital manga magazine titled comic Spira f on Saturday. With the theme "Ima koko de meguriau, isekai no 'koi' to 'bōken' ni" (Into the "love" and "adventure" of another world that we encounter here and now), the magazine initially features a one...
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White Owls' Death Game Hotel VR Game Launches on July 11

Online multiplayer tabletop game features concept design by Swery65 ― Game development studio White Owls Inc. announced on Thursday that its Death Game Hotel VR game will release on July 11 at 1:00 p.m. EDT. The game is the first VR production for Hidetaka "Swery65" Suehiro's White Owls Inc. The game will be available through the Meta Quest store and will be available for Meta Quest 2, Meta Quest 3, ...
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Anonymous Noise's Ryoko Fukuyama Launches New Manga on July 5

Manga centers on no-name actress in high school ― This year's 14th issue of Hakusensha's Hana to Yume magazine revealed on Thursday that Ryoko Fukuyama will launch a new manga titled Hito no Yomei de Seishun Suru na (Don't Stay Young With The Rest of a Person's Life) in the magazine's next issue on July 5. The manga will have an opening color page for its 77-page first chapter. The manga will also be...
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Naoko Yamada, Science Saru's The Colors Within Film Wins at Shanghai International Film Festival

Film held premiere at Annecy earlier this month The Colors Within (Kimi no Iro), a new anime feature film by Science SARU and director Naoko Yamada (K-ON!, The Heike Story, A Silent Voice), won the Best Animation Film award at the 26th Shanghai International Film Festival on Saturday. The anime will open in Japan on August 30. The film was originally slated to open in fall 2023, but it was then sla...
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Blood Blade's Oma Sei Nominated for Russ Manning Promising Newcomer Award at Eisner Awards

Winner to be announced at Comic-Con in San Diego on July 26 ― Comic-Con International announced the nominees for the Russ Manning Promising Newcomer Award for the Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards on Friday, and the nominees include Oma Sei, the manga creator for the Blood Blade manga. Other nominees for this year's award include: Oliver Bly (The Mushroom Knight), Patrick Horvath (Beneath the Trees W...

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A Familiar Face Tops Sanrio's 2024 Character Ranking

Cinnamoroll chalks up a five-peat ― It's that time of the year when Sanrio releases its annual character rankings: The official Sanrio Ranking X (formerly Twitter) account announced the results on June 16, with Cinnamoroll taking the top spot, followed by Pochacco at number two and Koromi in third place. 2024年 #サンリオキャラクター大賞 #結果発表♪1位 #シナモロール2位 #ポチャッコ3位 #クロミたくさんの投票をありがとうございました!!全ての結果(総合順位1〜90位、海外順位、パート...
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Live-Action Saint Young Men Film Reveals Team Demon's Cast

Masataka Kubota, Mizuki Yamamoto, Hinako Sakurai, Seina Nakata join cast ― The staff for Saint Oniisan The Movie ~Holy Men vs Akuma Gundan~ (Holy Men vs Demon Army), the first live-action film of Hikaru Nakamura's Saint Young Men (Saint Oniisan) manga, revealed the cast of the Mara family in "Team Demon" via a new behind-the-scenes making-of video on Sunday. The Mara family's cast members are (from l...
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Gintama Anime's Kintama Arc Also Gets Compilation Screenings This Fall

Announced in opening weekend of 2nd new compilation, Gintama on Theater 2D: Ikkoku Keisei-hen ― The official X (formerly Twitter) account for the anime of Hideaki Sorachi's Gintama manga announced on Saturday that the Kintama arc will also have compilation screenings this fall. The announcement of Gintama on Theater 2D: Kintama-hen came during the opening weekend of the Gintama on Theater 2D: Ikkoku...
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Japan's Video Game Rankings, June 10-16

Shin Megami Tensei V: Vengance debuts at #1 for Switch, at #2 for PS5 ― Japan's Game Ranking: June 3-9 Rank System Title Publisher Release Date Weekly Copies Total Copies 1NSwShin Megami Tensei V: Vengance Atlus June 14 31,888 31,888 2PS5Shin Megami Tensei V: Vengance Atlus June 14 18,610 18,610 3NSwPaper Mario RPG Nintendo May 23 10,663 179,496 4NSwMonster Hunter Stories Capcom June 14 10,216 10,216...
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A Ballad of Sword and Wine Danmei Novel Review

This pitch-perfect enemies-to-lovers novel might be too dense for those new to the genre. ― If you're a BL fan who hasn't discovered danmei (Chinese homoerotic romance novels), now is a great time to jump on the bandwagon – just maybe not with A Ballad of Sword and Wine as your first title. It's a good book and will improve even more as the story continues. Rather it's that this is the densest danmei...
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Kumarba Anime Gets 2nd Season

New season airs in October ― The staff for the television anime based on the Kumarba animation YouTube channel for kids announced on X (formerly Twitter) on Sunday, following the last episode, the anime will get a second season in October. The cast from the YouTube channel will reprise their roles for the second season, including Fairouz Ai as Kumarba, Mai Satō as Tabris, Honoka Inoue as Nekorun, and...
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Japanese Animation TV Ranking, June 10-16

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Hashira Training Arc ranks at #1 ― The episode of the live-action series adaptation of Kana Ozawa's Blue Moment manga that aired on Fuji TV on Wednesday, June 12 at 10:00 p.m. earned a 6.6% rating. Title Station Date Time Length Average Household Rating Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Hashira Training Arc Fuji TV June 16 (Sun) 23:15 30 min. 6.4 Sazae-san Fuji TV June 16...
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No Longer Allowed in Another World Anime Reveals 2nd Promo Video, Additional Cast

Trailer previews theme songs by Kashitaro Ito, Mayu Maeshima ― The staff for the television anime of Hiroshi Noda and Takahiro Wakamatsu's No Longer Allowed In Another World (Isekai Shikkaku) manga revealed on Saturday the second promotional video and additional cast. The trailer previews the opening theme song "Shura Nikki" by Kashitaro Ito, and the ending theme song "Sayonara, Subarashiki Sekai yo"...
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Idol Group Boku ga Mitakatta AOZORA Performs Give It All Anime Film's Theme Song

Sports anime about girls' boating club opens on October 25 ― The idol group Boku ga Mitakatta AOZORA announced at a one-year anniversary concert on Saturday that the group is performing the theme song for the theatrical anime of Yoshiko Shikimura's Give It All (Ganbatte Ikimasshoi) novel. The 23-member group formed as "Nogizaka46's official rival" after 35,678 applicants nationwide auditioned in Febr...
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4 of Kinnikuman Perfect Origin Arc Anime's Cast Members Play Dual Roles

Jun Kasama, Tomokazu Seki, Katsuyuki Konishi, Sumire Uesaka each play 2 roles ― The staff for the upcoming Kinnikuman Perfect Origin-hen (Kinnikuman Perfect Origin Arc, or literally, Kinnikuman Perfect Chо̄jin/Superhuman Origin Arc) anime announced the cast members for four more roles on Saturday: Jun Kasama as Brockenman Tomokazu Seki as Kinkotsuman Katsuyuki Konishi as Iwao Sumire Uesaka as Bibimba...

Voice Actor Tōru Furuya Steps Down From Detective Conan, One Piece Roles

Voice actor admitted to 4-year affair with acknowledged abuse last month ― The talent agency Aoni Production and voice actor Toru Furuya jointly announced on Saturday that Furuya has stepped down from the roles of Tōru Amuro in the Detective Conan franchise and Sabo in the One Piece franchise. Aoni Production added that it had asked Furuya to step down, and Furuya obliged. Furuya himself added that h...
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Seven Seas Adds Leave the Sacrifice at the Gate, Yonoi Tsukihiko's Happy Hell Manga

Both manga to debut in English in November ― Seven Seas Entertainment announced two new manga licenses on Friday. The company has licensed Susu Katoh's Leave the Sacrifice at the Gate (Ikenie Monzenbarai) supernatural boys-love manga, and Hina Sakurada's Yonoi Tsukihiko's Happy Hell (Yonoi Tsukihiko no Shiawase na Jigoku josei romantic comedy manga. Brand-new license announcement! LEAVE THE SACRIFICE...
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KLab Resumes Development on JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Online Mobile Game With New Partner

KLab first announced game in in 2020 but stopped development due to circumstances surrounding original development partner ― KLab announced on Wednesday that it is resuming development on an online mobile game based on the JoJo's Bizarre Adventure anime series with a new partnership with Beijing-based Wanda Cinemas Games. KLab had announced in August 2020 that it had acquired the mobile game distribu...
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Yona of the Dawn Manga Has 15 Million Copies in Circulation Worldwide

Manga is in final arc ― The 44th volume of Mizuho Kusanagi's Yona of the Dawn (Akatsuki no Yona) manga revealed on Thursday that the manga has 15 million copies in circulation worldwide. This number includes both physical copies in circulation (not sold) and purchased digital copies. Kusagani confirmed on June 1 that the manga is in its final arc. Kusanagi — the creator of Mugen Spiral, Game X Rush, ...
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Kakegurui - Compulsive Gambler Manga Resumes on July 22 With New Arc

Manga went on hiatus in December to "prepare, recharge" for story's new development ― The July issue of Square Enix's Gangan Joker magazine announced on Friday that writer Homura Kawamoto and artist Tōru Naomura's Kakegurui - Compulsive Gambler manga will resume with a new arc in the magazine's August issue on July 22. The new chapter will have an opening color page, and the manga will be featured on...
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