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The Misfit of Demon King Academy GN 1 & 2

The Misfit of Demon King Academy's first two volumes are not only a nice compliment to the anime's first few episodes, but also an equally interesting take on the story with more focus on Anoth's thoughts. ― There are two sayings about history that are particularly relevant to The Misfit of Demon King Academy: history is written by the victors and anyone who fails to learn that history is doomed to r...
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A Man and His Cat GN 1 & 2

The overall theme of Sakurai's work is the way that bringing a pet into your life can help both the human and the animal in question. ― You don't have to be a cat person to love this manga. Whether you've connected with a dog, a cat, a ferret, or any other pet, Umi Sakurai's A Man and His Cat will be familiar in the relationship between the eponymous duo, and while elements of these two volumes do fe...

One-Punch Man Returns to GRAND SUMMONERS in a Powered-up Collaboration

GRAND SUMMONERS surprises again in its massively updated collaboration with the popular anime series One-Punch Man. ― GRAND SUMMONERS surprises again in its massively updated collaboration with the popular anime series One-Punch Man. One-Punch Man Crossover Highlights Long-time fans of GRAND SUMMONERS can get a ★5 Limited One-Punch Man unit for FREE, while new players will get 3x crossover units tota...
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This Week in Games - M-M-M-MONSTER NEWSWEEK!!!!

Sony finally released the details on the upcoming PlayStation 5, leaving people scrambling for available pre-order slots. PLUS: New Final Fantasy, Disgaea, Rune Factory, and more! ― Hey, remember last week when there was a bunch of news? Pffft, that was nothing. This week we've got big ol capital-letters NEXT GEN CONSOLE NEWS. Which is why I'm using the opening paragraphs to highlight this week's coo...
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Happy-Go-Lucky Days

Takako Shimura is known for her poignant, queer romances. Does this anime film adaptation of Happy-Go-Lucky Days continue the tradition or veer off course? ― Manga artist Takako Shimura has made a career of engrossing and sensitive portrayals of young angst. Unfortunately, she is one of those authors whose works have seen only limited official releases in English, in spite of her popularity online. H...
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Sherlock: A Scandal in Belgravia GN 1

Fans of the original Sherlock TV series should continue to be satisfied (or dissatisfied, depending) with this manga version of the story. ― The fourth volume in manga creator Jay's adaptation of the BBC television series Sherlock, A Scandal in Belgravia is also the first case to span multiple books. As Sherlockians will have noticed (or remembered from the show), the title of this case is a play on ...
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Soul Eater - The Perfect Edition GN 1

But for all its speed bumps, there's just something infectiously endearing about the idiosyncratic world and fights of Soul Eater that keeps you turning the page. ― It feels odd to think of Soul Eater as a “classic” series – not because of any lack of quality, but just because even now it doesn't feel like it's old enough to be called that. While not as omnipresent as other 00's shonen hits, Soul Eat...
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Crunchyroll Expo 2020: Dr. STONE Focus Panel with Shusuke Katagiri

Animation producer Shūsuke Katagiri kicked off the CRX Dr. Stone panel and gave insight into what fans could expect and how the production is progressing. ― The first anime season of the Dr. STONE anime ended in December 2019, which seems like a lifetime ago now. In the nine months since the last episode ended, production has been swiftly underway for the highly anticipated second season. Animation p...
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Partake in the Witch's Tea Party with Re:Zero's Echidna Nendoroid

A Nendoroid figure of Echidna, the Witch of Greed from the Re:Zero franchise, will be released on March 2021. The figure comes with three face plates, including a confidently smiling face, a blushingly embarrassed face, and a cute flustered face. The figure also has exchangeable parts, such as a chair, teacup and saucer, that allow owners to recreate the famous tea party scenes in the anime. Each ...
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No Guns Life ‒ Episode 23

I can't say I expected the anime about the literal gun man to devote so much airtime to the psychological contours of its main character, but I also can't say I'm disappointed.
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The Misfit of Demon King Academy GN 1 & 2

The Misfit of Demon King Academy's first two volumes are not only a nice compliment to the anime's first few episodes, but also an equally interesting take on the story with more focus on Anoth's thoughts. ― There are two sayings about history that are particularly relevant to The Misfit of Demon King Academy: history is written by the victors and anyone who fails to learn that history is doomed to r...
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Funimation Adds Magatsu Wahrheit TV Anime

Anime of KLab's smartphone RPG joins fall lineup ― Funimation announced on Saturday that it will offer Magatsu Wahrheit -Zuerst-, the television anime of KLab Games' Magatsu Wahrheit smartphone role-playing game, in its fall 2020 anime season lineup. Funimation describes the story: Based on the popular RPG game from KLab. In the Wahrheit Empire, humanity's spirit remains fragmented from a disaster in...
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Manga Toshi Tokyo Exhibit Explores the Destruction and Rebirth of Tokyo Through Anime

"Japanese manga, anime, games, and tokusatsu (SFX films) include a lot of works that depict large-scale destruction of Tokyo and new, reconstructed urban landscapes," writes Manga Toshi Tokyo exhibit curator Kaichirō Morikawa. "In actual history, Tokyo has suffered significant damage from disasters like earthquakes and each time it has been reconstructed. Also, it is known to be destined to suffer...

Sword Art Online: Progressive Light Novels Get Anime

Revised retelling of original SAO novels, following Kirito through Aincrad ― The final episode of the Sword Art Online: Alicization War of Underworld anime ended on Sunday with an announcement that an anime project of Reki Kawahara's Sword Art Online Progressive light novel series is launching. 《アリシゼーション》編の最終話放送直後に公開となった「ソードアート・オンライン プログレッシブ」アニメプロジェクト告知映像はこちら!YouTube:https://t.co/Ci62vkSWRE公式サイト:http...
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Seven Deadly Sins: Seven Days Manga Artist Yō Kokikuji Launches New Manga

Story centers on siblings who bond over cooking on Wednesdays ― The October issue of Kodansha's Shonen Magazine Edge magazine announced on Thursday that Yō Kokikuji will launch the Suiyō Kyōdai (Wednesday Siblings) manga in the next issue on October 17. The announcement includes the tagline "cooking connects the siblings." The manga's story centers on a woman whose 13-years-younger brother comes to s...
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Nikkei xTrend: [email protected] Franchise Totals Estimated 60 Billion Yen in Revenue

Series originated with arcade game in 2005 ― Japanese financial marketing website Nikkei xTrend reported on Thursday that the overall The [email protected] franchise has totaled an estimated 60 billion yen (about US$570 million) in revenue as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The series first originated with an arcade game in 2005. The franchise has spawned multiple anime, video games, manga, radio shows,...
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Jujutsu Kaisen Anime's 3rd Promo Video Previews Eve's Opening Song

12 more cast members announced earlier today for anime premiering on October 2 ― The official website for the television anime of Gege Akutami's Jujutsu Kaisen manga began streaming the anime's third promotional video on Saturday. The video, which first debuted during a streamed special earlier in the day, previews Eve's opening theme song "Kaikai Kitan." Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine reveal...
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tMnR's If I Could Reach You Manga Reaches Climax in October

Kodansha Comics began releasing manga in English in September 2019 ― The November issue of Ichijinsha's Comic Yurihime magazine revealed on Friday that tMnR's If I Could Reach You (Tatoe Todokanu Ito Da Toshitemo) manga will reach its climax in the magazine's next issue on October 17. Kodansha Comics began releasing the manga in September 2019, and released the fourth volume on March 24. The company ...
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Kanan Minami's Awa-Koi Manga Ends

Shōjo manga launched in 2016 ― Manga creator Kanan Minami posted on Twitter on Friday that she ended her Awa-Koi manga in Shogakukan's digital magazine &Flower in this year's 37th issue on September 4. Shogakukan's Sho-Comi magazine had announced in July 2018 that Minami was putting the manga on a long hiatus, and would return to her work when her condition improved. The manga then resumed in &Flower...
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Hitomi Takano's My Boy Manga Ends in October

Vertical releases manga in English ― This year's 43rd issue of Kodansha's Weekly Young Magazine revealed on Saturday that Hitomi Takano's My Boy (Watashi no Shōnen) manga will end in its next chapter. The magazine will publish the final chapter in the magazine's 48th issue on October 26. Vertical is releasing the manga in English, and it describes the series: Satoko Tawada, a 30-year-old office worke...
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Shohei Manabe, Hirokazu Fukuda's Pickup Manga Ends '1st Part'

Artist Hirokazu Fukuda works toward new serialization ― The October issue of Kodansha's Monthly Young Magazine published the final chapter on Thursday of the "first part" of Shohei Manabe and Hirokazu Fukuda's Pickup manga. The issue also stated that artist Hirokazu Fukuda is working toward a new serialization, but the issue did not confirm if that new serialization will be a continuation of Pickup. ...
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Fate/stay night: Heaven's Feel Trilogy's 3rd Film Sells 1 Million Tickets for 1.6 Billion Yen

Film reaches tickets-sold milestone 4 days earlier than previous film ― The official website for the Fate/stay night: Heaven's Feel film trilogy announced on Saturday that the third film, Fate/stay night: Heaven's Feel III. spring song, has sold 1,002,202 tickets for a total of 1,624,840,400 yen (about US$15.5 million) as of Saturday. The film has earned 10% more than the previous film in the franchi...
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Netflix's Live-Action Alice in Borderland Show's Teaser Video Reveals December 10 Premiere

Show will debut in 190 countries worldwide simultaneously ― Netflix revealed on Saturday that the live-action series adaptation of Haro Aso's Alice in Borderland (Imawa no Kuni no Alice) manga will debut on December 10 in 190 countries worldwide. Netflix also streamed a release date announcement video for the show. The series will star Kento Yamazaki (live-action Kingdom, Orange, JoJo's Bizarre Adven...

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The World Ends With You Anime Previewed in Special Video

Anime of Square Enix's action RPG launches in 2021 worldwide ― Square Enix began streaming a 90-second special video for The World Ends with You the Animation (Subarashiki Kono Sekai The Animation), the anime adaptation of Square Enix's The World Ends with You (Subarashiki Kono Sekai) action role-playing game, on Friday. The Super Animeism programming block on the 28-affiliate network of MBS and TBS ...

Deadline: Lee Isaac Chung to Direct Hollywood Remake of Makoto Shinkai's your name.

Minari director to rewrite film adaptation's script based on Emily V. Gordon's draft ― Entertainment news website Deadline reported on Friday that Lee Isaac Chung (Munyurangabo, Minari) will direct the planned live-action Hollywood adaptation of Makoto Shinkai's your name. anime film. Chung will also rewrite the film adaptation's script based off of a draft from Emily V. Gordon (The Big Sick), and no...
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My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU Climax ‒ Episode 11

While Yui has been upfront with herself and others about wanting it all, she is mature enough to know that she can't get it all—especially when it comes to Hachiman's heart.
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KuroCon's Digital September Event to Host Voice Actress Machico

"Volume 2" event also hosts Yun*chi on September 26-27 ― Kurotsuki Online Convention (KuroCon) announced on Wednesday that its "volume 2" event will host voice actress and singer Machico on September 26-27. Machico's anime roles include Hikari Kokura in Chidori RSC, Hikari Kokura in Uma Musume Pretty Derby, and Ithea-Myse-Valgulious in WorldEnd. She also voiced Tsubasa Ibuki in The [email protected] Millio...
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Original Shaman King Anime Director Comments on Anime-Original Material

'The anime-original material in the latter half wasn't something I did on my own accord; it was a request from Shueisha.' ― Seiji Mizushima, director of the original 2001 Shaman King television anime, recently commented on his involvement in the series after the new television anime released a promotional video. Although he is not involved in the new anime, he tweeted that he is looking forward to th...
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Seven Seas Licenses A Tale of the Secret Saint Light Novels, Manga

Light novel series launches in October 2021; manga launches in November 2021 ― Seven Seas announced on Friday that it has licensed the A Tale of the Secret Saint (Tensei Shita Daiseijo wa, Seijo de Aru Koto wo Hitakakusu) light novel series by Tо̄ya and Chibi and the manga of the same name by Tо̄ya, Chibi, and Mahito Aobe. Seven Seas will publish the novel series' first volume physically in October 2...
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Appare-Ranman! ‒ Episode 12

The team's together, the cars are fixed, and even Kosame is back in action despite still having a bullet hole in his guts, which means it's time for the crew to finally take down Gil!
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Crunchyroll Streams Burn the Witch Anime on October 1

English-subtitled promo video streamed ― Crunchyroll announced on Friday that it will begin streaming the theatrical anime based on Tite Kubo's Burn the Witch one-shot and serialized manga on October 1 at 8:00 p.m. EDT in North America, Central America, South America, Europe, Africa, Oceania, the Middle East, and the Commonwealth of Independent States. The company began streaming an English-subtitled...
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Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma: The Fifth Plate ‒ Episode 12

If the story sticks to its theme and means it, Soma will win for the same reason he beat Asahi – his cooking has heart and he knows what it means to care about others.
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A Man and His Cat GN 1 & 2

The overall theme of Sakurai's work is the way that bringing a pet into your life can help both the human and the animal in question. ― You don't have to be a cat person to love this manga. Whether you've connected with a dog, a cat, a ferret, or any other pet, Umi Sakurai's A Man and His Cat will be familiar in the relationship between the eponymous duo, and while elements of these two volumes do fe...
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Official Evangelion E-sports Team to Debut at Tokyo Game Show Online Event

Tokyo Game Show 2020 event will be held online from September 23-27 ― Evangelion's official website announced on Thursday that it has formed a professional e-sports team, which will debut at the Tokyo Game Show online event scheduled for September 23 to 27. According to the press release, the initiative marks the first time an anime brand has collaborated with a professional gaming team. More details...
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The Millionaire Detective - Balance: UNLIMITED ‒ Episode 10

Despite the fact that he can be either a jerk, a royal pain in the ass, or both, this episode shows that Daisuke does actually both care about and listen to Haru.
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Akira Film's 4K Remaster Gets IMAX Screenings in U.S. on September 24

Katsuhiro Otomo's anime screens with English subtitles ― IMAX announced on Friday that the 4K remaster of the Akira anime film will screen in select theaters in the United States on September 24. The screening will have Japanese with English subtitles. Both AMC Theatres and Regal Cinemas began listing a September 24 screening for the 4K remaster earlier this month. Dragon Ball Super: Broly became the...
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Jump Force Game's Trailer Previews Meruem

Character Pass 2 launches for PS4, Xbox One, PC this fall; Switch in 2021 ― Bandai Namco Entertainment America began streaming a Meruem gameplay trailer on Thursday for the Jump Force crossover fighting game. Meruem, known as the Chimera Ant King in Hunter x Hunter, will be part of the game's Character Pass 2. The pass will launch for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC via Steam this fall, and for t...
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Octopath Traveller Prequel Mobile Game Launches on October 28 in Japan

Square Enix previews RPG in trailer after delay from 2019 ― Square Enix announced on Friday that it will release Octopath Traveler Tairiku no Hasha (Octopath Traveler: Ruler of the Continent), a smartphone RPG prequel to its Octopath Traveler game, for iOS and Android devices on October 28 in Japan. The company also began streaming a trailer for the game. The game is set on the same Orsterra continen...
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Naruto to Boruto: Shinobi Striker Game's 20th DLC Character is Neji

Character joins game as part of 3rd season pass ― This year's 42nd issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine revealed on Saturday that Neji Hyūga will be the 20th DLC character for Bandai Namco Entertainment's Naruto to Boruto: Shinobi Striker game. The character will arrive in the game "soon," and will be a part of the game's third season pass, which will include DLC characters 19-23. The game...
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One Piece Pirate Warriors 4 Game Reveals Urouge as DLC Character

Game's "Character Pack 2" DLC to also include X Drake, Killer ― This year's 42nd issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine revealed on Saturday that Bandai Namco Entertainment's One Piece Pirate Warriors 4 game for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC via Steam will add the character Urouge as the game's sixth DLC character. The game's "Character Pack 1" DLC launched on July 21 ...
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Demon Slayer Film's Theatergoers in Japan to Get Manga Volume as Bonus

"Rengoku Volume 0" manga will tell story of Rengoku's 1st mission ― This year's 42nd issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine revealed on Saturday that theatergoers in Japan who see the Demon Slayer - Kimetsu no Yaiba – The Movie: Mugen Train (Kimetsu no Yaiba: Mugen Ressha-Hen) film will receive a "Rengoku Volume 0" manga volume. The manga volumes are limited to 4.5 million copies. Original m...
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Yuuna and the Haunted Hot Springs OVA Reveals 5 More Cast Members

Honoka Inoue, Sora Amamiya, more join cast for anime shipping on December 4 ― This year's 42nd issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine revealed five more cast members on Saturday for the new OVA based on Tadahiro Miura's Yuuna and the Haunted Hot Springs (Yuragi-sō no Yūna-san) manga. The new cast includes: Honoka Inoue as Hibari Ameno Sora Amamiya as Karura Hiōgi Natsumi Fujiwara as Matora M...
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Jump Festa Event to be Held Online on December 19-20

― This year's 42nd issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine revealed on Saturday that Shueisha will hold the Jump Festa '21 event this year as an online event on December 19-20. Shueisha usually hosts the event in Tokyo each year, and the event features booths, game demos, and stage presentations for popular Shueisha franchises. The event usually reveals news about manga, anime, stage plays, ...
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Jujutsu Kaisen Anime Adds 12 Cast Members

Nobunaga Shimazaki, Takahiro Sakurai, Atsuko Tanaka, Shigeru Chiba, Marina Inoue, more join October anime ― This year's 42nd issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine revealed 12 more cast members for the television anime of Gege Akutami's Jujutsu Kaisen manga on Saturday. The new cast members include: Nobunaga Shimazaki as Mahito Takahiro Sakurai as Suguru Geto Atsuko Tanaka as Hanami Shigeru ...
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Katamari Damacy Reroll Game Gets PS4, Xbox One Release

New versions launch on November 20 ― Bandai Namco Entertainment announced on Thursday that it will release the Katamari Damacy Reroll (Katamari Damacy Encore in Japan), an HD version of its Katamari Damacy game, for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on November 20. The game launched for Nintendo Switch and PC in December 2018. Bandai Namco Entertainment America describes the game: The King of All Cosmos has...

One-Punch Man Returns to GRAND SUMMONERS in a Powered-up Collaboration

GRAND SUMMONERS surprises again in its massively updated collaboration with the popular anime series One-Punch Man. ― GRAND SUMMONERS surprises again in its massively updated collaboration with the popular anime series One-Punch Man. One-Punch Man Crossover Highlights Long-time fans of GRAND SUMMONERS can get a ★5 Limited One-Punch Man unit for FREE, while new players will get 3x crossover units tota...
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Arc System Works, WayForward Develop RWBY Game

Game slated for release on multiple platforms in 2021 ― WayForward announced on Twitter on Wednesday that it is developing a video game for the RWBY franchise with Rooster Teeth and Arc System Works. The game is tentatively slated for release on multiple platforms in 2021. The game will allow players to "take control of Team RWBY — Ruby Rose, Weiss Schnee, Blake Belladonna, and Yang Xiao Long — and u...
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Exclusive: Digimon Adventure: Last Evolution Kizuna Film's Subtitled Clip Features Ken, Cody, Davis

Film gets livestream watch party on October 3 ― Toei Animation and Shout! Factory provided ANN with an exclusive English-subtitled clip featuring Ken, Cody, and Davis for the Digimon Adventure: Last Evolution Kizuna anime film on Friday. The companies will host a livestream watch party for the film on October 3 at 8:00 p.m. EDT. Justin Rojas will host the digital event which will feature English-dub ...
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Umibe no Étranger Boys-Love Anime Film Posts Long Promo Video

Film opened in Japan last Friday with new bonus, cast stage appearance in 2nd week ― The official Twitter account for the anime film of Kanna Kii's Umibe no Étranger (L'étranger du Plage or The Stranger on the Beach) manga posted a long promotional video on Thursday. Like the previous video, the new video features band MONO NO AWARE's theme song "Zokkon" (From the Bottom of My Heart), which the band ...
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New Natsume's Book of Friends Anime Film Reveals Title, Staff, Cast, Story

Teaser visual also revealed for new film featuring 2 stories ― An official website opened on Friday to confirm that the Natsume's Book of Friends anime franchise is getting a new anime film that will open in Japan in early spring 2021. The website revealed a visual, plus the returning staff and cast. The film is titled Natsume Yujin-cho: Ishi Okoshi to Ayashiki Raihōsha (Natsume's Book of Friends: Th...
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Japanese Animation TV Ranking, September 7-13

27th Crayon Shin-chan film earns 4.4% rating Eiga Crayon Shin-chan Shinkon Ryokō Hurricane, the Crayon Shin-chan series' 27th film, aired on TV Asahi on Saturday, September 12 at 6:56 p.m. and it earned a 4.4% rating. This special episode of Watashi no Kaseifu Nagisa-san, the live-action series adaptation of Furiko Yotsuhara's Kaseifu no Nagisa-san manga, aired on Tuesday, September 8 at 8:57 p.m.,...
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Japan's Video Game Rankings, September 7-13

Ring Fit Adventure takes #1 ― Japan's Game Ranking: September 7-13 Rank System Title Publisher Release Date Weekly Copies Total Copies 1NSwRing Fit Adventure Nintendo October 18, 2019 43,459 1,527,444 2NSwAnimal Crossing: New Horizons Nintendo March 20 31,558 5,692,156 3NSwMario Kart 8 Deluxe Nintendo April 28, 2017 12,280 3,157,661 4NSwMinecraft Dungeons Hero Edition Microsoft Japan September 8 11,4...
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Shōjo Manga Creator Shō Akechi Passes Away

Artist drew Shimatsunin series, Pandora, Sample Kitty manga ― Hakusensha announced on Friday that manga creator Shō Akechi passed away on August 4. The publisher did not give a cause of death. Akechi is known for drawing shōjo manga that featured sci-fi, occult, or everyday stories. Akechi's manga was featured in Hakusensha's Hana to Yume and Bessatsu Hana to Yume magazines. Akechi wrote the Shimatsu...
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One Room: Third Season Anime's Promo Video Streamed

Anime premieres on October 5 ― The official website for the One Room anime series began streaming a promotional video on Friday for the show's third season, titled One Room: Third Season. The anime will premiere on October 5, and will air on Tokyo MX and BS-NTV. New cast members include Miyu Tomita as Akira Kotokawa (seen left in image below), a younger student who is in the gardening club with the p...
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Gekidol Original TV Anime Reveals Promo Video, Cast, Staff, January 2021 Premiere

Anime will also have in-play anime project Alice in Deadly School ― The official website for the Gekidol stage play, anime, and idol project revealed on Friday that the anime in the project will premiere in January 2021. The website also revealed the main staff, cast, promotional video, and teaser visual. The Gekidol Production Committee are credited with the original work and as series composition w...
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BONES' 'Josee, The Tiger and the Fish' Anime Selected to Close Busan Int'l Film Fest

Film festival takes place on October 21-30 ― The Busan International Film Festival in South Korea announced on Thursday that it has selected BONES' anime film of Seiko Tanabe's short story Josee to Tora to Sakana-tachi (Josee, the Tiger and the Fish) as the closing film for the festival. The festival will take place on October 21 to 30. The film will open in Japan on December 25, delayed from its sch...
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Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Manga to Top 100 Million Copies in Circulation

― Amazon is previewing the cover of this year's 42nd issue of Shueisha's Young Jump magazine, which reveals that Koyoharu Gotouge's Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba manga will top 100 million copies in circulation. The magazine issue will ship on September 24, and the manga's 22nd volume will ship on October 2. As of the manga's 21st volume (which shipped on July 3), the entire franchise has sold 71.6...
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Kusogette Iuna! Short Net Anime About RPG Characters Debuts This Fall

Yuzo Yamamoto, Charaction produce anime about RPG characters who decide to change story ― Anime studio Charaction revealed on Tuesday that it is producing a short net anime adaptation of Omochisan's Kusogette Iuna! (Don't Call it a Crap-Tier Game) story that will premiere this fall. The story centers on an RPG that people call "kusoge" ("crap-tier game," referring to games with quirky or badly implem...
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Live-Action Way of the Househusband Show Casts Kenichi Takito

Takito plays former yakuza thug turned crepe stand owner Shirakawa ― The official website for the live-action series of Kousuke Oono's The Way of the Househusband (Gokushufudō) manga announced on Friday that Kenichi Takito is joining the cast as the character Torajirō Shirakawa, a former yakuza nicknamed "The Steel-Fisted Tiger" who once rivaled Tatsu's strength, but ended up doing time, and now runs...
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Live-Action Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken! Film's 2nd Trailer Shows Club's Antics

Film opens in Japan next week ― Toho began streaming the second trailer for the live-action project of Sumito Ōwara's Eizouken ni wa Te o Dasu na! (Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken!) manga on Friday. The trailer shows the Eizouken's antics as the club collaborates with the robot club to make an anime. The film will open in Japan on September 25. The film was originally scheduled to open on May 15, but TO...

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Inuyasha Spinoff Anime Yashahime Adds 3 Cast Members

Ryohei Kimura, Takehiro Urao, Ai Fairouz cast as Kohaku, Sango's son, tanuki ― The official website for the Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon (Hanyō no Yashahime) anime spinoff of Rumiko Takahashi's Inuyasha series revealed three new cast members for the anime on Friday. The new cast members include: Ryohei Kimura as Kohaku, Hisui's uncle and the head of the demon slayers. As a child, he spent a lot of ...
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'HiGH&LOW The Worst' Crossover Film Gets Live-Action Sequel Show

6-episode spinoff, about delinquents uncovering their time capsule, premieres on November 19 ― NTV announced on Friday that it is producing a live-action sequel series to HiGH&LOW THE WORST, a crossover film that integrates Hiroshi Takahashi's Crows and Worst manga with the HiGH&LOW franchise. The spinoff series is titled 6 from HiGH&LOW THE WORST, and will premiere on NTV on November 19. The story w...
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Sonic the Hedgehog Creator Yuji Naka's Balan Wonderland Game Launches on March 26

Trailer streamed for 3D action platformer game launching for Switch, PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X, Xbox One, PC ― Square Enix revealed a trailer for its Balan Wonderland game during the Nintendo Direct Mini: Partner Showcase livestream presentation on Thursday. The trailer reveals that the game will launch for Nintendo Switch on March 26, 2021. The company announced that the game will also launch for Xbox...
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Rune Factory 5 Switch Game's Trailer Reveals 2021 Release

Game launches in Japan in spring 2021 ― XSEED Games and Marvelous revealed a trailer for the Rune Factory 5 game during the Nintendo Direct Mini: Partner Showcase livestream presentation on Thursday. The video reveals that the game will launch for Nintendo Switch in 2021 in the West. The trailer's Japanese version reveals that the game will launch in spring 2021 in Japan. The companies describe the g...
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Hajimete no Orusuban Hentai OVA Production Manager Steps Down From Project

Anime adaptation of erotic visual novel was announced in May ― A person claiming to be the production manager for the Hajimete no Orusuban hentai OVA announced on Twitter that they are stepping down from the project due to creative differences and their personal fading interest in the property. The user, who goes by the name "Crazy Ōji," was credited for managing the crowdfunding campaign for a drama...

Funimation Unveils Appare-Ranman! Anime's English Dub Cast

Lee George, Ivan Jasso star in English dub premiering on Friday ― Funimation unveiled on Thursday the English dub cast and staff for P.A. Works' original television anime Appare-Ranman!. The company also announced that the anime's English dub will premiere on Friday. The cast includes: Lee George as Appare Ivan Jasso as Kosame Brandon McInnis as Al Caitlin Glass as Appare's Mother Kenneisha Thompson ...
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Viz Media, Manga Plus Add High School Family, Our Blood Oath Manga

New chapters of both series debut on Friday ― Both Viz Media's Shonen Jump service and Shueisha's MANGA Plus service released the first two chapters of Ryō Nakama's High School Family: Kōkōsei Kazoku manga on September 6, and the third chapter on September 13. They also released the first chapter of Kazu Kakazu's Our Blood Oath (Bokura no Ketsumei) manga on September 13. A new chapter of both manga w...
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Funimation Adds Heaven's Lost Property Final – The Movie: Eternally My Master Anime Film

Funimation also streams Free!, Overlord compilation films ― Funimation announced on Thursday that it will begin streaming the Heaven's Lost Property Final – The Movie: Eternally My Master anime film in Japanese with English subtitles on Friday in the U.S. and Canada. According to Funimation, this marks the first time this film will be available in the West. Funimation also announced that it will begi...
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This Week in Games - M-M-M-MONSTER NEWSWEEK!!!!

Sony finally released the details on the upcoming PlayStation 5, leaving people scrambling for available pre-order slots. PLUS: New Final Fantasy, Disgaea, Rune Factory, and more! ― Hey, remember last week when there was a bunch of news? Pffft, that was nothing. This week we've got big ol capital-letters NEXT GEN CONSOLE NEWS. Which is why I'm using the opening paragraphs to highlight this week's coo...

Crunchyroll Adds Case Closed Anime's 1st Season to Catalog

1st 43 episodes of ongoing anime begin streaming on Thursday ― Crunchyroll and TMS Entertainment announced on Thursday that Crunchyroll will begin streaming the first season of the Case Closed (Detective Conan) anime on Thursday at 6:00 p.m. EDT in North America, Central America, South America, Europe (except French- and German-speaking countries), Africa, Oceania, the Middle East, and the Commonweal...
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Disgaea 6: Defiance of Destiny Game Announced for Summer 2021

Strategy RPG is 1st new Disgaea game in 6 years ― The Nintendo Direct Mini: Partner Showcase livestream presentation announced on Thursday that Nippon Ichi Software is developing the Disgaea 6: Defiance of Destiny game for release for the Nintendo Switch in summer 2021. NIS America's release will include English and Japanese audio and English and French text. NIS America describes the game: Zed is a ...
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Happy-Go-Lucky Days

Takako Shimura is known for her poignant, queer romances. Does this anime film adaptation of Happy-Go-Lucky Days continue the tradition or veer off course? ― Manga artist Takako Shimura has made a career of engrossing and sensitive portrayals of young angst. Unfortunately, she is one of those authors whose works have seen only limited official releases in English, in spite of her popularity online. H...
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Made in Abyss Makes Sumo Wrestlers Cry

Professional sumo wrestler Shōdai Naoya says he made his fellow wrestlers cry by showing them the anime ― Professional sumo wrestler Shōdai Naoya made an amusing comment about the Made in Abyss anime after his third round win at the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament on Tuesday. Sankei Sports reported that Shōdai said that watching the anime brought him to tears. The sumo wrestler has made no secret of his...
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Deca-Dence ‒ Episode 11

It is odd to think we may find that kind of renewed optimism in the face of annihilation, but perhaps that's the energy we need these days.
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Sherlock: A Scandal in Belgravia GN 1

Fans of the original Sherlock TV series should continue to be satisfied (or dissatisfied, depending) with this manga version of the story. ― The fourth volume in manga creator Jay's adaptation of the BBC television series Sherlock, A Scandal in Belgravia is also the first case to span multiple books. As Sherlockians will have noticed (or remembered from the show), the title of this case is a play on ...
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Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World- ‒ Episode 11

While there are plenty of remaining mysteries, I'm glad that Roswaal has finally broken his silence and revealed how he has been pulling the strings.
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The Twelve Kingdoms ‒ Episodes 28-30

Youko has already had her most pivotal character arc, and having internalized a desire for self-improvement we largely see her trying to learn what the best way of queenship for her is.
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Black Clover ‒ Episode 143

After the dramatic and impactful events of last episode, this episode spends most of its run time just dithering around, even though the Black Bulls are in the middle of a genuine crisis.
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Capcom Announces Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin Switch Game for Summer 2021

Sequel to Monster Hunter Stories RPG centers on disappearance of Rathalos ― The Nintendo Direct Mini: Partner Showcase livestream presentation announced on Thursday that Capcom is developing the Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin game for release for the Nintendo Switch in summer 2021. In the "story-driven RPG set in the world of Monster Hunter," players will become monster riders to travel the ...
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3rd Girls & Panzer das Finale Anime Film to Open Next Spring

Video, visual preview 3rd film in 6-part series ― The official website for the six-part Girls und Panzer das Finale film series revealed a teaser video, visual, and the spring 2021 opening for the third film on Friday. Director Tsutomu Mizushima revealed on May 1 that production of the film was continuing, staff had started editing the film, and they were steadily preparing for dialogue recording to ...

Horimiya Romantic Comedy Manga Gets TV Anime in January 2021

Haruka Tomatsu, Kouki Uchiyama star in Cloverworks series ― An official website launched on Friday to announce that Daisuke Hagiwara's Horimiya manga is inspiring a television anime adaptation that will premiere in January 2021. The website also revealed the main cast, staff, and a teaser visual. Haruka Tomatsu is playing Kyoko Hori (seen right in image above), and Kouki Uchiyama is playing Izumi Miy...
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Capcom Announces Monster Hunter Rise Switch Game for March 2021

New monsters include Maganmalo, Aknosom, Great Izuchi, Tetranodon ― The Nintendo Direct Mini: Partner Showcase livestream presentation announced on Thursday that Capcom is developing the Monster Hunter Rise game for release for the Nintendo Switch on March 26, 2021. The game's Deluxe Edition will include the Kamurai Hunter layered armor set, Shuriken Collar Palamute layered armor piece, Fish Collar P...
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ALTDEUS: Beyond Chronos VR Game Launches on December 3

Tokyo Chronos sequel launches for Oculus Quest, Oculus Rift ― Game developer MyDearest announced on Wednesday that Altdeus: Beyond Chronos, the sequel to its Tokyo Chronos VR game, will launch for Oculus Quest and Oculus Rift on December 3. The single-player VR adventure game will feature English and Japanese audio tracks and subtitles in English, Japanese, Chinese, French, and German. MyDearest desc...
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Honeyworks, LIPxLIP Idol Group's Anime Film Kono Sekai no Tanoshimikata: Secret Story Film Reveals More Cast

Miyuki Sawashiro, Ai Kayano, Hiroaki Hirata, more join cast ― The official website for Kono Sekai no Tanoshimikata: Secret Story Film (How to Enjoy This World: Secret Story Film), the anime film based on HoneyWorks' virtual idol duo LIPxLIP, revealed the film's cast on Thursday. The cast, including previously revealed cast, includes: Kouki Uchiyama as Yujiro Nobunaga Shimazaki as Aizo Miyuki Sawashir...
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Magatsu Wahrheit -Zuerst- Anime Reveals Promo Video, October 13 Premiere, More Cast

Katsuyuki Konishi, Tomokazu Sugita, more join cast for adaptation of KLab's smartphone game ― The official website for Magatsu Wahrheit -Zuerst-, the television anime of KLab Games' Magatsu Wahrheit smartphone role-playing game, began streaming the show's promotional video on Thursday. The video reveals more cast and the show's October 13 premiere. The new cast includes: Taishi Murata as Damian Aya Y...
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Battle Spirits: Kakumei no Galett Anime's 1st Episode Streams With English Subtitles

Also available in Traditional Chinese, Thai ― The official YouTube channel the Battle Spirits multimedia franchise debuted the first episode of Battle Spirits: Kakumei no Galett, the new net anime in the Battle Spirits multimedia franchise, on August 28 with English, Traditional Chinese, and Thai subtitles. The cast includes (Note: Character name romanizations are not official): Takahiro Sakurai as G...
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Nintendo Discontinues Production of 3DS Series of Handheld Consoles

Nintendo will continue online play, Nintendo eShop sales ― Nintendo announced on Thursday that it has ended production on the Nintendo 3DS series of consoles, including the New Nintendo 3DS LL (XL), the New Nintendo 2DS LL (XL), and the Nintendo 2DS. Nintendo told the gameindustry.biz website that it has "no plans to end any existing online services for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems" and that on...
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Crunchyroll Adds Yamishibai: Japanese Ghost Stories Live-Action Show

1st 2 episodes available ― Crunchyroll announced on Wednesday that it has added the live-action series adaptation of the Yamishibai: Japanese Ghost Stories television anime for users in North America, Central America, South America, Europe, Africa, Oceania, the Middle East, and the CIS. The first two episodes are already available. The series premiered in Japan on September 9. Noboru Iguchi (Yamishib...
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Live-Action Tokyo Revengers Film Casts Gordon Maeda, Hiroya Shimizu

Kazuki Horike, Yoshiki Minato also join film's cast ― The official website for Warner Bros. Japan's live-action film of Ken Wakui's Tokyo Revengers manga revealed additional cast members for the film on Thursday. Gordon Maeda (left in image below) will play the character Takashi Mitsuya, the leader of the second squad of the Tokyo Manji Gang. Hiroya Shimizu (right) will play Shūji Hanma, a mysterious...
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SIE's Jim Ryan: '99 Percent' of PS4 Games Backward Compatible With PS5

Also: Console to launch with PS Plus Collection with 18 PS4 titles available digitally ― Sony Interactive Entertainment CEO Jim Ryan revealed in an interview with The Washington Post on Wednesday that "99 percent" of PlayStation 4 games will be backward compatible with the upcoming PlayStation 5. The console will also have a PlayStation Plus Collection for PlayStation Plus subscribers. The collection...
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Square Enix's Final Fantasy XVI Trailer, Website Does Not Mention PC Release

― Square Enix's official trailer and website for the Final Fantasy XVI game only mentions a PlayStation 5 release for the game, and does not mention a PC release. The Sony PlayStation 5 showcase on Wednesday originally announced both a PS5 and PC release, with the trailer supposedly captured from PC "emulating the PS5 experience." Game news website Gematsu stated that Square Enix told the website, "...
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act-age Manga Writer Tatsuya Matsuki Formally Indicted for 2nd Indecent Act

Suspect arrested in August for 1 incident, but police uncovered another incident an hour later ― The Tokyo Public Prosecutor's Office filed a formal indictment on Wednesday against act-age manga writer Tatsuya Matsuki over a second indecent act. The indictment is specifically for the second of two indecent acts that Matsuki allegedly committed on June 18. The prosecutor's office did not indict Matsuk...
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Ikebukuro Halloween Cosplay Fes 2020 Canceled Due to COVID-19

Replaced with online live stream on October 31 ― The official website for the Ikebukuro Halloween Cosplay Fes 2020 event announced on Wednesday that the organizers have decided to cancel the event, due to the effects of the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19). The announcement added that the circumstances have made holding the usual stage events and the parade difficult, leading to the cancelation. Th...
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Shirotsumekusa VTuber Anime Film's Trailer Previews Dennō Shōjo Siro's Theme Song

Siro stars as twin protagonists in film opening on Saturday ― The official website for Hori Pro's Shirotsumekusa anime film starring virtual YouTubers (VTuber) began streaming a new trailer on Wednesday. The video previews the film's theme song "Kurui Hana" (Twisted Flower) by VTuber Dennō Shōjo Siro. Hori Pro announced the film in July. The film will open in the Ikebukuro Humax Cinemas and the 109 C...

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SixTONES Idols Perform Inuyasha Spinoff Anime Yashahime's Opening Song

Anime premieres on October 3 with "NEW ERA" opening theme ― The official website for male idol group SixTONES (The Millionaire Detective - Balance: UNLIMITED's opening theme song) announced on Thursday that the group will perform the opening theme song "NEW ERA" for the Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon (Hanyō no Yashahime) anime spinoff of Rumiko Takahashi's Inuyasha series. The anime will premiere in ...

New Shaman King Anime's Teaser Reveals Cast, Staff

Yoko Hikasa plays Yoh Asakura; Katsuyuki Konishi, Megumi Hayashibara, Minami Takayama reprise roles ― The official website for the new television anime for Hiroyuki Takei's Shaman King manga began streaming a new teaser promotional video for the anime on Thursday. The site and teaser also revealed the anime's cast and staff members. Yoko Hikasa plays protagonist Yoh Asakura in the new series. Katsuyu...
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Demon's Souls PS5 Remake Game Launches in November

Gameplay trailer streamed for remake of FromSoftware's Demon's Souls game ― Sony revealed a gameplay trailer for Bluepoint Games and SIE Japan Studio's remake of FromSoftware's Demon's Souls game during the PlayStation 5 Showcase livestream presentation on Wednesday. The company also revealed that the game will be available at the PS5's launch in November. The official YouTube channel for PlayStation...
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Devil May Cry 5 Game Gets Special Edition for PS4, Xbox Series X

Game's videos preview new playable character Vergil, new modes, ray tracing technology ― Capcom announced during Sony's PlayStation 5 Showcase livestream presentation on Wednesday that its Devil May Cry 5 action game will get a special edition. Capcom will release Devil May Cry 5: Special Edition digitally at the PS5's launch and the Xbox Series X's launch in November. Capcom will reveal information ...
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Resident Evil Village Game's 2nd Trailer Streamed

8th entry in survival horror game series launches for PS5 in 2021 ― Capcom revealed the second trailer for Resident Evil Village, the eighth entry in the Resident Evil survival horror game series, during Sony's PlayStation 5 Showcase livestream presentation on Wednesday. The game will launch for PlayStation 5 in 2021. Capcom describes the story: [Spoilers for Resident Evil 7 biohazard, highlight to r...
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Re:Zero's Emilia, Echidna, Beatrice Form Birthday Band

Limited-time shop in Shibuya Marui also shows off art from Re:Zero Lost in Memories smartphone game ― The Shibuya Marui store has opened a special store celebrating Re:Zero heroine Emilia's birthday every year since 2016. The latest birthday campaign has a band theme where Beatrice and Echidna get in on the fun with a band theme. Emilia is the vocalist (ironic because the light novels reveal that she...

Sony Announces PlayStation 5 Console's November Release Date, Price, PlayStation Plus Collection

PS5 launches on November 12 in U.S., Japan, Canada, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, South Korea; on November 19 for other regions ― Sony announced during its PlayStation 5 Showcase livestream presentation on Wednesday that the PS5 will launch on November 12 in the United States, Japan, Canada, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, and South Korea. The console will launch in the rest of the world on Novembe...
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Pokémon Silver Intro Lovingly Recreated in Fan-Animated Video

More than 20 years after their release, Pokemon Gold and Silver on the GameBoy Color remains dear to the hearts of many Pokemon fans. The second generation of Pokemon games introduced many features that would later become staples of the franchise. This affection for the games is particularly evident in animator and artist DARN's latest project, which is an animated remake of the original Pokemon S...

Square Enix Announces Final Fantasy XVI Game for PS5, PC

"Awakening" trailer reveals game is PlayStation console exclusive ― Sony announced during its PlayStation 5 Showcase livestream presentation on Wednesday a new title in Square Enix's Final Fantasy series, Final Fantasy XVI. The game's "Awakening" trailer reveals that the single-player action RPG will launch for PS5 as a PlayStation console exclusive, and it will also be available on PC. The trailer's...
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4th Disney Twisted-Wonderland Animated TV Ad Highlights Scarabia Dorm

CloverWorks animates ad for smartphone game that launched in Japan in March ― The Disney Twisted-Wonderland smartphone game released its fourth animated television ad on Tuesday. The ad highlights the Scarabia Dorm, which is inspired by Disney's 1992 animated film Aladdin. Kazuki Furuta, who also voices Kalim Al-Asim in the game, narrated the ad. Like the previous ads, the animation was produced by C...
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Nintendo Confirms Super Mario Bros. Film's 2022 Opening

Illumination founder Chris Meledandri, Super Mario Bros. creator Shigeru Miyamoto produce film ― Nintendo confirmed in its Fiscal Year Ending March 2021: Corporate Management Policy Briefing on Wednesday that Illumination's animated film adaptation of Nintendo's Super Mario Bros. game franchise will open in theaters in 2022. The briefing noted that "production is moving ahead smoothly." Illumination ...
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Soul Eater - The Perfect Edition GN 1

But for all its speed bumps, there's just something infectiously endearing about the idiosyncratic world and fights of Soul Eater that keeps you turning the page. ― It feels odd to think of Soul Eater as a “classic” series – not because of any lack of quality, but just because even now it doesn't feel like it's old enough to be called that. While not as omnipresent as other 00's shonen hits, Soul Eat...
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Uchikubi Gokumon Doukoukai Perform Original Soredake ga Neck TV Anime's Theme Song

Series centering on convenience store employees debuts on October 12 ― The official website for the new original television anime series Soredake ga Neck announced on Wednesday that Uchikubi Gokumon Doukoukai are performing the theme song. The rock band released the "Sakugasaku" "animator fight song" music video with Wit Studio's animation on Friday. The original anime will have a theme of "communica...
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Crunchyroll Expo 2020: Dr. STONE Focus Panel with Shusuke Katagiri

Animation producer Shūsuke Katagiri kicked off the CRX Dr. Stone panel and gave insight into what fans could expect and how the production is progressing. ― The first anime season of the Dr. STONE anime ended in December 2019, which seems like a lifetime ago now. In the nine months since the last episode ended, production has been swiftly underway for the highly anticipated second season. Animation p...
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Song of the Hanging Sky's Toriko Gin Ends Kimi wo Shinasenai tame no Storia Manga

New spinoff manga launches in January 2021 ― The October issue of Akita Shoten's Mystery Bonita magazine published the final chapter of Toriko Gin's Kimi wo Shinasenai tame no Storia (A Story to Keep You Alive) manga on September 4. In addition, the magazine revealed that Gin will launch a side story for the manga in the magazine's February 2021 issue in January 2021. The manga's eighth and final com...
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Ys IX: Monstrom Nox Game's Trailer Previews Characters

Game launches for PS4 in February, Switch/PC in summer 2021 ― NIS America began streaming on Tuesday an English character trailer for Nihon Falcom's Ys IX: Monstrum Nox, the latest entry in the Ys role-playing game series. The video previews The Crimson King, The White Cat, The Doll, The Raging Bull, The Hawk, The Renegade, and Aprilis. NIS America will release the game for PlayStation 4 in the Unite...
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Miko Mitsuki's Teito Hatsukoi Shinjū Manga Ends on November 15

Honey Blood creator's Taishō-era romance ships final volume in winter ― The official Twitter account for Shogakukan's Sho-Comi magazine announced on Tuesday that Miko Mitsuki's Teito Hatsukoi Shinjū manga will end in the Shogakukan's Sho-ComiX magazine's December issue on November 15. The manga entered its last arc in the "June 15" issue of Sho-ComiX, which shipped on May 15. The manga's ninth volume...
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Kei Toume's Kurogane Kai Manga Ends on October 21

Revival of earlier Kurogane manga launched in 2017 ― This year's 20th issue of Shueisha's Grand Jump magazine revealed on Wednesday that Kei Toume will end their Kurogane Kai manga in the next chapter, which will appear in the magazine's 22nd issue on October 21. The manga is a revival of Toume's earlier Kurogane manga. Del Rey published the first manga in English, and it describes the story: Avengin...
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Mr. Osomatsu Anime's 3rd Season Reveals Ending Theme Song

Cast, Shuta Sueyoshi perform "Max Charm Faces ~Kanojo wa Saikō♡♡!!!!!!~" for October series ― The official website for the Mr. Osomatsu (Osomatsu-san) television anime announced on Wednesday that "Shuta Sueyoshi with Totoko♡Nya & Matsuno-ka 6 Kyōdai" (6 Matsuno Brothers) are performing the ending theme song "Max Charm Faces ~Kanojo wa Saikō♡♡!!!!!!~" (Max Charm Faces: Girls Are the Best!!!!!!) for th...
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Hiro Mashima's Edens Zero Manga Gets Game by Konami

September 26 TGS live stream to detail game, upcoming TV anime ― The official Twitter account for Hiro Mashima's Edens Zero manga announced on Wednesday that the manga is inspiring a game adaptation. Konami will have a live stream that will announce more details on the game as well as the upcoming television anime of the manga during the Tokyo Game Show 2020 Online event on September 26. Kodansha Com...
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Kyoto Animation Absorbs Osaka-Based Affiliate Animation Do

21.34-million-yen loss for Kyoto Animation in year of studio's deadly fire ― The September 16 issue of National Printing Bureau's Kanpō publication reported on Wednesday that Kyoto Animation has absorbed the Osaka-based affiliate studio Animation Do, including all rights and properties associated with the company. Animation Do was originally established in 2000 as Kyoto Animation Osaka Studio, and it...
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Live-Action 1/100,000 Film's Trailer Reveals, Previews Theme Song

GENERATIONS from EXILE TRIBE performs theme song "Star Traveling" for November 27 film ― The official website for the live-action film of Kaho Miyasaka's 1/100,000 manga began streaming a trailer for the film on Wednesday. The trailer reveals and previews "Star Traveling," the theme song that GENERATIONS from EXILE TRIBE created for the film. The site also unveiled a new visual for the film. GENERATI...

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Bottom-tier Character Tomozaki Anime Reveals More Staff, January Debut

Non Non Biyori's Hiromi Mizutani scores anime of Yūki Yaku's light novels about gamers ― The official website for the television anime of Yūki Yaku's Bottom-tier Character Tomozaki (Jaku-chara Tomozaki-kun) light novel series revealed more staff, the January premiere date, and a new key visual for the anime on Wednesday. The newly announced staff include Hiromi Mizutani (Non Non Biyori, Shomin Sample...
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Funimation to Release Akira Film's Remaster on 4K Blu-ray Disc on December 22

Funimation schedules Paranoia Agent anime on BD on December 15 ― Funimation announced on Tuesday that it will release the 4K remaster of the Akira anime film in a limited-edition 4K Blu-ray Disc on December 22. The limited edition will include a box featuring art from the film and a 40-page booklet. The company also announced that its release of the late Satoshi Kon's Paranoia Agent television anime ...

Love Live! Superstar!! Anime Reveals Idol Group's Name: 'Liella'

Users submitted, voted on name in August ― The official Twitter account for Love Live! Superstar!!, the Love Live! franchise's new television anime, announced on Wednesday that the new group's unit name in the story will be "Liella." As with previous group names in the franchise, the name was sent in by fans and was one among 16 possible names that fans voted for. The fan "Tora-san" sent in the unit ...
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Requiem of the Rose King Manga Gets TV Anime

Dark fantasy based on Shakespeare's Richard III debuted in 2013 ― The official YouTube channel for Akita Publishing began streaming on Tuesday a promotional video that reveals that Aya Kanno's Requiem of the Rose King (Bara-Ō no Sōretsu) manga is inspiring a television anime. The manga's dark fantasy story adapts Shakespeare's Richard III. Viz Media licensed the manga, and it describes the story: Ric...
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Jump Force Game Adds Yu Yu Hakusho's Hiei

Hiei joins fighting game's roster for PS4, Xbox One, PC this fall; Switch in 2021 ― Bandai Namco Entertainment America announced on Tuesday that Hiei from Yu Yu Hakusho will be a playable DLC character in the Jump Force crossover fighting game. Hiei will launch as part of the game's Character Pass 2 for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC via Steam this fall, and for the Nintendo Switch in 2021. IMG ...
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North American Anime, Manga Releases, September 13-19

Weathering With You, Z/X Code Reunion anime; Sayonara Football, Sazan & Comet Girl manga ship ― Anime Releases Title Publisher Suggested Retail Price Date Bodacious Space Pirates Complete Collection BDPlease Sentai Filmworks US$69.98 September 15 Cowboy Bebop Complete Series Steelbook BDCite Funimation US$59.98 September 15 Weathering With You BD/DVDAnimeNewsNetwork Shout! Factory US$29.97 September ...
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The God of High School ‒ Episode 11

The force of Nox's will and whatever Mujin and Co. are up to are going to fully collide sooner rather than later, and every one of the charyeok wielders we've met so far looks destined to get caught up in the conflict.
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Tomoko Yamashita's The Night Beyond the Tricornered Window Manga Enters Final Arc

Boys' love manga launched in 2013, inspiring live-action film next January ― The October issue of Libre Publishing's Magazine BexBoy magazine revealed on September 7 that Tomoko Yamashita's The Night Beyond the Tricornered Window (Sankaku Mado no Sotogawa wa Yoru) boys-love manga has entered its final arc. SuBLime is releasing the manga digitally, and it describes the story: Shy bookstore clerk Kosuk...
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Natsume's Book of Friends Listed With Theatrical Anime in Early Spring 2021

Yuki Midorikawa's manga has inspired 6 TV anime seasons, OVAs, 2018 film ― Amazon Japan is listing the November issue of Hakusensha's LaLa magazine with a cover image that states that Yuki Midorikawa's Natsume's Book of Friends (Natsume Yūjin-Chō) manga is getting a theatrical anime with limited screenings in early spring 2021. The issue will ship on September 24. Midorikawa's Natsume's Book of Frien...
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Digimon Adventure: ‒ Episode 15

Hey, someone has to be at the back of the line, so why not everyone's favorite perennial schmuck of the team of digital defenders?
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Onihei's Shōtarō Ikenami Launches New Manga

Series centers on historical Edo-period outlaw Banzuiin Chōbei ― The October issue of Bungeishunju's Comic Ran Twins magazine revealed on Monday that Shōtarō Ikenami and Yūsuke Ochiai will launch a new manga titled Kyōkaku (The Vigilante) in the magazine's next issue on October 13. The manga is based on Ikenami's serialized novel of the same name, and centers on the historical figure Banzuiin Chōbei,...
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Monster Girl Doctor ‒ Episode 10

Across town, Dr. Glenn continues to put together a team for surgery by visiting a cyclops workshop.
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Love Live! Sunshine!!'s Aqours Idol Group's Dome Tour Theme Song Certified Gold

"Fantastic Departure!" single debuted on July 22 ― The Recording Industry Association of Japan (RIAJ) announced on Friday that the Love Live! Sunshine!!'s idol group Aqours' "Fantastic Departure!," the theme song for the Love Live! Sunshine!! Aqours 6th LoveLive! DOME TOUR 2020 event, has been downloaded more than 100,000 times to earn a single gold certification. The single launched on July 22 after...
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One Piece ‒ Episode 941

This makes Sanji's and Zoro's dramatic rescue more than just cool guys doing cool stuff - it makes it one of the highlight moments of Wano as an arc.
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ANN:Connect - Hiro Mashima Tonight!

The ANN: Connect Hiro Mashima Session, is tonight! Tune in on ANN, YouTube, Facebook or Twitch to watch the interview and fan submitted questions. ― Welcome to Anime News Network Connect! A collaboration between ANN and Anime NYC, ANN Connect is a new way to bring anime fans, anime creators, and the anime industry together during a time when we're all physically remote. Across this summer and fall, ...
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Boruto: Naruto Next Generations ‒ Episode 165

The Haze quadruplets' backstory comes to light as the fight for the Hashirama Cell approaches its endgame in this week's Boruto: Naruto Next Generations.
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The Misfit of Demon King Academy ‒ Episode 11

Most interestingly, it's the short fight between Misha and Diego that is the most pivotal, because in that scene we are finally given the piece of the puzzle that lets us figure out what's been going on.
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'Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?' Anime's 3rd Season Video Previews Opening Song

Series premieres on October 2 ― The official website for Dungeon ni Deai o Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darō ka III (Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? III), the third anime season based on Fujino Ōmori and Suzuhito Yasuda's light novel series, began streaming a new promotional video on Tuesday. The video features Yuka Iguchi's opening theme song "over and over." The anime will premier...
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1st WAVE!! Surfing Yappe!! Anime Film's 1st 3 Minutes Streamed

Film opens in Japan on October 2 ― The official website for Love&Art's surfing-themed project WAVE!! began streaming the first three minutes of the first film in the WAVE!! Surfing Yappe!! anime film trilogy on Tuesday. The trilogy's three parts will open one after another on October 2, October 16, and October 30. The project's story is set in the city of Ōarai in Ibaraki prefecture, and centers on M...
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Gintama: The Final Anime Film's Line Art Designs Preview Yorozuya Characters

Fan poll chooses top 25 episodes in lead-up to film's January 8 opening ― The official website for Gintama The Final, the new anime film of Hideaki Sorachi's Gintama manga, unveiled line art designs for Yorozuya characters Gintoki, Shinpachi, and Kagura on Tuesday. The website also announced a Gintama episode fan popularity poll to celebrate the film's release. Staff chose a selection of 77 episodes ...
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BEM: Become Human Film's Footage Shows Burgess, Belm

Kis-My-Ft2 boy band member Toshiya Miyata voices Burgess in October 2 film ― The staff of Gekijо̄ban BEM~BECOME HUMAN, the upcoming anime film based on the rebooted BEM anime series, revealed a new clip from the film on Tuesday. The clip shows the life of the new character Belm a a character that looks strikingly similar to the main character Bem, as he wakes up in the morning with his family and hea...
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Saiyuki Manga Gets New Musical in February

Hiroki Suzuki, Taizō Shiina star in Saiyuki Kageki-den -Sunrise- musical running in Osaka, Tokyo ― The official website for the Saiyuki Kageki-den stage musicals based on Kazuya Minekura's Saiyuki manga revealed on Monday that the musical series will get a new musical titled Saiyuki Kageki-den -Sunrise-. The musical will run in February 2021 at the Cool Japan Park Osaka WW Hall in Osaka and the Shina...
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Cap Kakumei Bottleman Net Anime Teased in Promo Video

Takara Tomy's bottle-cap-shooting toys get 5-minute shorts premiering on October 9 ― Takara Tomy began streaming a promotional video for the web anime for its recently announced Cap Kakumei Bottleman (Cap Revolution Bottleman) franchise on Tuesday. The series of 25 5-minute anime shorts will debut on Takara Tomy's YouTube channel on Friday, October 9 at 4:00 p.m., and the TV Tokyo children's variety ...
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Discotek Schedules Gin Rei OVA in Late 2020-Early 2021

s-CRY-ed ships in spring 2021; Urusei Yatsura films begin release in summer ― Discotek announced on Monday that its previously planned release of the Gin Rei original video anime (OVA) will ship in late 2020 to early 2021. The release will feature a new upscaled version of the OVA. Additionally, Discotek's release of s-CRY-ed is now slated for spring 2021, while its releases of the Urusei Yatsura ani...

Discotek Licenses Rose of Versailles, Hajime no Ippo, Project A-Ko Anime

Lupin III: The Woman Called Fujiko Mine & Tokyo Crisis, Battle Athletes, Symphogear G, Konosuba 2, Submarine Super 99, more also licensed ― Discotek Media announced on Monday that it has licensed The Rose of Versailles, the 2000 Hajime no Ippo anime, The Legend of Black Heaven, the Battle Athletes OVA and Battle Athletes Victory series, Lupin III: Tokyo Crisis, Lupin III: The Woman Called Fujiko Mine...
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Shin-chan Debuts at #1, The Cornered Mouse Dreams of Cheese Debuts at #5

Doraemon, Kyō kara Ore Wa!!, Fate/stay night drops to #3, #8, #9 ― The Eiga Crayon Shin-chan Gekitotsu! Rakuga Kingdom to Hobo Yonin no Yūsha (Crayon Shin-chan the Movie: Crash! Rakuga Kingdom and Roughly Four Heroes) film opened at #1. The film sold 212,000 tickets and earned 262 million yen (about US$2.47 million) in its opening weekend. The 28th Crayin Shin-chan film opened on September 11 after i...
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Takara Tomy Reveals Bottle-Cap-Shooting Bottleman Toys With Web Anime, Switch Game

Anime shorts debut on October 9 before October 24 toy launch from B-Daman company ― Takara Tomy announced on Tuesday that it will launch Cap Kakumei Bottleman (Cap Revolution Bottleman), a line of toys which shoot caps from standard plastic drink bottles, on October 24. The toys will interact with a tie-in Nintendo Switch game for six kinds of battles. A weekly series of 25 5-minute anime shorts will...
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Sword Art Online: Alicization War of Underworld Part 2 ‒ Episode 10

Of course Higa would try to make a copy of Kirito, as he would want to know – just like we do – what happened in those 200 years.

Funimation to Release Violet Evergarden TV Anime on Home Video

BD/DVD combo pack gets standard, limited editions this year ― Funimation announced on Monday that it will release the Violet Evergarden anime on home video in a Blu-ray Disc/DVD combo pack in both standard and limited editions this year. The home video release will include all 13 episodes in English and in Japanese with English subtitles. The limited edition will also include a box and slipcover feat...
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Rent-A-Girlfriend ‒ Episode 10

Everybody break out your balloons and confetti, today we're celebrating our shambling homunculus of a protagonist taking his first step towards not being a puddle of congealed butt sweat.
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Funimation to Stream Irregular at Magic High School Anime's 2nd Season

Anime's subtitled trailer reveals October 3 premiere ― Funimation announced on Monday that it will exclusively stream The Irregular at Magic High School: Visitor Arc (Mahōka Kōkō no Rettōsei: Raihōsha-hen), the second season of The Irregular at Magic High School television anime, from Aniplex of America in the U.S., Canada, the U.K., and Ireland. The anime will also be available in Australia and New ...
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Local Kyoto Town Mascot Gets Artificial Intelligence

Seika Kyomachi's AI to be implemented in November ― Seika, a town located in the southern part of the Kyoto Prefecture, has a mascot anime girl character named Seika Kyomachi. The mascot is notable for employing various technological innovations in her mission to spread information about the town; she became a Voiceroid character in 2016, her 3D data is open source, and in July she became a Virtual Y...
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Appare-Ranman! ‒ Episode 11

This is a pretty solid lull point before our big final confrontation with the villains, though as I say that I'm shocked at how little the actual racing part of this show has factored into its overall story.
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Dragon Ball FighterZ Game's Master Roshi Video Previews September 18 Launch

Character is 3rd of 5 new characters in "FighterZ Pass 3" season ― Bandai Namco Entertainment America confirmed on Monday that Master Roshi will launch in the Dragon Ball FighterZ fighting game on September 18. The company began streaming a launch trailer for the character. Master Roshi is the third fighter in the game's "FighterZ Pass 3" season. Kefla, the first character of the pass, launched in th...
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Uzaki-chan Wants to Hang Out! ‒ Episode 10

This isn't an irredeemable episode, don't get me wrong. It just plays to all of Uzaki-chan's weaknesses, rather than its strengths.
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Golden Kamuy Holds Puzzle-Solving Event in Meiji-Mura Museum

The Meiji-Mura museum's website announced on Thursday that it will hold a collaboration event with the historical-themed anime series Golden Kamuy from September 19 to November 23. During this period, the anime will be presented at the museum in multiple forms, including a puzzle-solving event, a stamp rally, a shooting game challenge, and various eateries which will sell Golden Kamuy-themed food....
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Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma: The Fifth Plate ‒ Episode 11

For a second at the end of the episode, I thought that Soma was going to tell Asahi that the one flavor he was missing in his repertoire was the taste of a mother's love.
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Touhou Cannonball Smartphone Game Ends Service in October

Game with Cloverworks' opening animation launched in October 2019 ― The official website for Quatro A and Aniplex's Touhou Cannonball smartphone game announced on Monday that the game will end service on October 14. Sales of in-game currency ended on Monday, but players will be able to keep using the items until service ends. The game launched for iOS and Android devices on October 1, 2019. The game ...
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Gun Girls Meet in Girls' Frontline Smartphone Game Collaboration with Gunslinger Girl

Collaboration event launched on Japanese server on September 11 ― The Japanese version of the Girls' Frontline Chinese smartphone role-playing game launched a collaboration event with the Gunslinger Girl: Il Teatrino anime on September 11 after the game concluded its maintenance. The stories of the two properties feature some similarities; in a sense, they are both about young girls with semi to full...
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Fire Force ‒ Episode 35

“Dark Hero” is just the kind of episode Fire Force has needed for a long time now, but not quite the one it deserves. This will be the only Batman reference I make in this review, I promise.

Given Anime Film Sells 100,000 Tickets

Film opens at 54 more theaters with special video screenings ― The official Twitter account for the anime film of Natsuki Kizu's Given manga revealed on Monday that the film has sold more than 100,000 tickets. Additionally, the film will begin screening at 54 more theaters, and the special "Fuyu no Hanashi" (Winter Story) video will also screen at select theaters for one week. The anime film of Natsu...
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A Certain Scientific Railgun T ‒ Episode 23

This wouldn't be an Index title without some action, and the Mikoto/Doppelganger head-to-head certainly provides that.
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Poupelle of Chimney Town Anime Film Holds Voice Actor Auditions Through LINE LIVE App

Film by Children of the Sea's Studio 4°C is scheduled to release in December ― The anime film of Akihiro Nishino's Poupelle of Chimney Town (Entotsu-chō no Poupelle) picture book is holding voice actor auditions through the LINE LIVE video livestreaming app for a male and female actor. The winning male applicant will land the role of the chimney sweeper, while the winning female applicant will play A...
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No Guns Life ‒ Episode 22

This week it's the Juzo half-hour, dwelling on his present and past while finally connecting his dots from a military dog to a private detective with a gun for a head.
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Lezhin Comics Releases My Roommate is a Cat Manga in English

1st chapter available to read for free ― Lezhin Comics announced its license and English release of Minatsuki and As Futatsuya's My Roommate is a Cat (Dōkyonin wa Hiza, Tokidoki, Atama no Ue or "My Housemate Is on My Lap, But Sometimes on My Head") manga on Monday. The first chapter of the manga is available to read for free. Lezhin Comics describes the manga: The story follows mystery author and rec...

Legend of the Galactic Heroes: Die Neue These Anime Gets New Sequel

Video previews upcoming 24-episode season ― The official website for Legend of the Galactic Heroes: Die Neue These, the new anime of Yoshiki Tanaka's epic science fiction novels Legend of the Galactic Heroes, announced on Monday that the series is getting a 24-episode sequel (Episodes 25-48). The website began streaming a promotional video for the announcement. A new broadcast of the first season wit...
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Nana Mizuki Performs New Opening Theme for Duel Masters King Anime

New theme song "No Rain, No Rainbow" debuts in October ― The October issue of Shogakukan's Coro Coro Comics magazine announced on Tuesday that voice actress and singer Nana Mizuki will perform the new theme song titled "No Rain, No Rainbow" for the Duel Masters King anime. The new song will debut in October. The anime premiered on TV Tokyo on April 5, and the show airs on Sundays at 8:30 a.m. New epi...
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Zoids Wild Senki Net Anime Announced for Fall Premiere

Battle CG anime will stream on Coro Coro, Takara Tomy's YouTube channels ― The October issue of Shogakukan's Coro Coro Comics magazine announced on Tuesday that the Zoids Wild Senki (Chronicle of Zoids Wild War) battle CG anime based on the Zoids Wild franchise will stream on the magazine's YouTube channel as well as Takara Tomy's official YouTube channel starting this fall. Takara Tomy announced the...
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Live-Action Flowers of Evil's Noboru Iguchi Directs Original TV Anime Soredake ga Neck for October Premiere

Anime with theme of "communication" centers on employees of convenience store ― An official website and Twitter account opened on Monday to announce that director Noboru Iguchi (live-action Flowers of Evil, live-action Tomie: Unlimited, live-action Cat Eyed Boy, second season of Yamishibai: Japanese Ghost Stories) is directing a new original television anime series titled Soredake ga Neck. The origin...
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Kamui Gaiden, Kamen Rider Hibiki Actress Sei Ashina Passes Away at 36

Police are investigating death as possible suicide ― NHK reported on Monday that actress Sei Ashina has passed away. She was 36. According to police, a relative found Ashina in her home on Monday. Police are investigating the death as a possible suicide. Ashina was born in Fukushima prefecture, and played Yuki Shinbo in the NHK historical series Yae no Sakura in 2013. Ashina played You Hime "Hime" in...
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Live-Action The Night Beyond the Tricornered Window Film to Open on January 22

Film based on boys-love manga was delayed from October 30 due to COVID-19 ― The official Twitter account for the live-action film adaptation of Tomoko Yamashita's The Night Beyond the Tricornered Window (Sankaku Mado no Sotogawa wa Yoru) boys-love manga announced on Monday that the film will open on January 22, 2021. The film was previously scheduled to premiere on October 30, but was delayed until 2...
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Live-Action Way of the Househusband Show Casts Tina Tamashiro as Original Character

Tamashiro plays college student, part-time cafe waitress Yukari Ōmae in October show ― The official website for the live-action series of Kousuke Oono's The Way of the Househusband (Gokushufudō) manga announced on Monday that Tina Tamashiro is joining the series' cast as the original character Yukari Ōmae, a college student working part-time at a cafe. The series' Twitter account is also streaming a ...
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Shohei Manabe Launches Kujō no Taizai Manga on October 12

Manga centers on "guardian of darkness" lawyer in Reiwa era ― The combined 42nd and 43rd issue of Shogakukan's Weekly Big Comic Spirits magazine revealed on Monday that Shohei Manabe will launch his previously announced new manga in the magazine's 46th issue on October 12. The new manga is titled Kujō no Taizai (Kujō's Deadly Sins), and centers on Kujō, a lawyer who would even defend the devil. In th...
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Burn the Witch Anime's New Promo Video Previews Theme Song

Theatrical anime opens on October 2 with streaming starting on same day ― The official website for the theatrical anime based on Tite Kubo's Burn the Witch one-shot and serialized manga began streaming a promotiona video on Monday for the anime. The video previews NiL's theme song "Blowing." This year's 41st issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine also revealed on Monday that theaters screeni...
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Fist of the North Star: Ken's Rage 2 Game Gets iOS/Android Version

Sequel game shipped on PS3, Xbox 360 in 2012 ― The official Twitter account for Koei Tecmo Games' Fist of the North Star: Ken's Rage 2 action game announced on Sunday that the game will have an iOS and Android version. The announcement did not reveal a release date. Koei Tecmo Games released the game in Japan for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in December 2012, and it released the game in North Ameri...

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'Love Me, Love Me Not' Anime Film Posts BUMP OF CHICKEN's Animated Music Video

Band perform theme song "Gravity" for film opening on Friday ― The official website for the anime film of Io Sakisaka's Love Me, Love Me Not (Omoi, Omoware, Furi, Furare) manga posted a music video for the film's theme song "Gravity" by BUMP OF CHICKEN on Monday. The video features footage of the film set to the full version of the song. The film will open in Japan on Friday. The film was previously ...

Bleach's Tite Kubo Unveils Draft Pages for Burn the Witch 'Season 2' Manga

― This year's 41st issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine revealed the draft pages for the "Season 2" sequel of Tite Kubo's new Burn the Witch manga on Monday. The announcement listed the sequel as "coming soon." The issue also confirmed that the 260-page first compiled book volume will ship on October 2, the same day that the event screenings for the manga's theatrical anime open in Japan....
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Jujutsu Kaisen Anime Unveils New Visual

― The official website for the television anime of Gege Akutami's Jujutsu Kaisen manga posted the anime's new key visual on Monday. The series will premiere on October 2 in the "Super Animeism" block on MBS, TBS and their affiliates, and will air on Fridays at 25:25 (effectively, Saturdays at 1:25 a.m.). Crunchyroll will stream the anime outside of Asia as the anime airs in Japan, starting on Octobe...
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Akiko Higashimura's Yukibana no Tora Manga Ends in 3 Chapters

Historical manga debuted in March 2015 ― This year's combined 42nd and 43rd issue of Shogakukan's Weekly Big Comic Spirits magazine revealed on Monday that Akiko Higashimura's (Princess Jellyfish, Kakukaku Shikajika, Tokyo Tarareba Girls) Yukibana no Tora manga will end in three chapters. The manga is published bimonthly in the weekly magazine, and so if the manga does not take any breaks, it should ...

Tite Kubo to Draw Burn the Witch 'Season 2' Sequel Manga

Volume 1 debuts on October 2 with theatrical anime's premiere ― This year's 41st issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine revealed on Monday that Tite Kubo is drawing a "Season 2" sequel for his new Burn the Witch manga. The announcement listed the sequel as "coming soon." The issue also confirmed that the 260-page first compiled book volume will ship on October 2, the same day that the event ...

Deadline Entertainment Website Lists Hollywood Gantz Adaptation

Website lists Sony Pictures, scriptwriter/producer Marc Guggenheim as working on project ― Entertainment news website Deadline — in an article published on May 21 regarding producer and scriptwriter Marc Guggenheim (Arrow, Trollhunters: Tales of Arcadia) working on a Spider-Man-related Jackpot film — stated in the article that Guggenheim is "already in business with Sony Pictures adapting the graphic...
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Key, P.A. Works' The Day I Became a God Anime Premieres on October 10

Special with cast, singer Nagi Yanagi airs on September 26 ― Aniplex announced on Sunday that The Day I Became a God (Kami-sama ni Natta Hi), the third original anime from Key, Aniplex, and P.A Works, will premiere on October 10 at 24:00 (effectively, October 11 at midnight) on the Tokyo MX, Gunma TV, Tochigi TV, BS11, and ABC TV channels. The series will also run on Metele (Nagoya TV), Toyama Televi...
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DEEMO Anime Film's Behind-the-Scenes Video Streamed

Video features Mitsuhisa Ishikawa, Jun'ichi Fujisaku ― Pony Canyon started streaming a behind-the-scenes video for its DEEMO THE MOVIE, the anime film based on Rayark Games' Deemo game, on Saturday. The video has English subtitles. The video features the CEO of Production I.G Mitsuhisa Ishikawa and the executive director of the film Jun'ichi Fujisaku. Sister studios Signal.MD and Production I.G are p...
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Pokémon Journeys: The Series Anime Changes Air Date to Fridays on October 9

Show previously aired on Sundays ― The official website for the Pokémon Journeys: The Series anime revealed on Sunday that starting on October 9, the show will air on Fridays at 6:55 p.m. The official YouTube channel for the franchise is commemorating the change in timeslot with a new commercial, featuring a "gold Pikachu" (the character for "Kin" in "kinyōbi" (Friday) is the same character for the w...

Banana Fish Director Hiroko Utsumi, Anime Studio BONES Announce New Original TV Anime Project

More details to be revealed on September 20 ― The Mainichi Shimbun newspaper's Mantan Web entertainment news website reported on Sunday that director Hiroko Utsumi (Banana Fish, Free! - Iwatobi Swim Club, Free! Eternal Summer) and anime studio BONES (Eureka Seven, My Hero Academia) are working together on an original television anime project. The anime's title and other information will be revealed o...
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Dark Horse Warns of Possible Release Delays Due to Oregon Wildfires

Company stated that several employees have evacuated their residences ― Dark Horse Comics' official Twitter account announced on Friday that its upcoming releases might be delayed due to the Oregon wildfires. The company's offices are in Milwaukie, Oregon, which is currently in a Level 1 evacuation zone, as of press time. The statement noted that while the company continues to be fully operational, s...
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Azur Lane Bisoku Zenshin Anime Reveals Short Format, January TV Premiere, Staff, Cast

Anime adapts 4-panel spinoff manga ― An official Twitter account for the television anime adaptation of Hori's Azur Lane Bisoku Zenshin! four-panel manga opened on Sunday to announce that the series of anime shorts will premiere in January. Masato Jinbo (Chaos;Child) is directing the anime, and Yū Satō (Kiratto Pri☆Chan) is writing the scripts. Yostar Pictures is producing the work along with studio ...
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FLOW, Game Jikkyōsha Wakuwaku Band Perform New Theme Songs for Shadowverse Anime

New themes premiere in October ― The official website for the television anime adaptation of Cygames, Inc.'s Shadowverse card battle smartphone game revealed the anime's new opening and ending theme song artists on Saturday. Rock band FLOW will perform the new opening theme song "Shinsekai" (New World) while Game Jikkyōsha Wakuwaku Band will perform the ending theme song "Kokoro Darenimo" (Heart to E...
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Puyo Puyo Tetris 2 Game Steams Promo Video Featuring Alexey Pajitnov

Puzzle game releases for Xbox One, Xbox Series X, Switch, PS4 on December 8; PS5, Steam releases launch later ― SEGA of America streamed a promotional video for its Puyo Puyo Tetris 2 game on Saturday featuring an introduction by the creator of Tetris Alexey Pajitnov. The video previews the game's story and gameplay. The video originally debuted during the PAX Online event on Saturday. The game is cu...

Love Live! Nijigasaki High School Idol Club Anime's Video Reveals October 3 Premiere

Special to also air, stream before the anime on September 27 ― The "Love Live! Nijigasaki High School Idol Club 2nd Live! Brand New Story" concert debuted a new promotional video on Saturday. The video confirmed that the Love Live! Nijigasaki Gakuen School Idol Dōkōkai (Love Live! Nijigasaki High School Idol Club) anime will premiere on October 3. The series will premiere on the Tokyo MX channel as w...

Iwa-Kakeru! -Sport Climbing Girls- Anime Posts More Cast, New Video Previewing Songs

Akane Fujita, Yuka Terasaki, Yumiri Hanamori, Carin Isobe, Takehito Koyasu, more join fall anime ― The official website for the Iwa-Kakeru! -Sport Climbing Girls- television anime. began streaming a new promotional video on Saturday. The video previews both the opening and ending theme songs. Sumire Uesaka, Yui Ishikawa, Aina Suzuki, and Miyu Tomita perform the ending theme song "LET'S CLIMB↑" (the f...
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Jiro Matsumoto, Yoshio Nagai's Ichigeki Manga Listed as Ending in 3 Chapters

Historical manga about farmer in Bakumatsu era launched in 2016 ― Amazon's description of the October issue of Leed Publishing's Comic Ran Twins magazine is listing that Jiro Matsumoto and Yoshio Nagai's Ichigeki manga will end in three chapters. Matsumoto and Nagai launched the manga in Comic Ran in April 2016, before moving the manga later to Comic Ran Twins. Leed Publishing published the manga's s...
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Dragon Quest: Adventure of Dai Cross Blade Manga Launches on October 1

Yoshikazu Amami to draw manga in Saikyō Jump magazine ― Manga creator Yoshikazu Amami revealed on Twitter on September 4 that they will launch a Dragon Quest: Dai no Daibōken: Cross Blade (Dragon Quest: Adventure of Dai Cross Blade) manga in the November issue of Shueisha's Saikyō Jump magazine, which ships on October 1. Riku Sanjō and Kôji Inada's Dragon Quest: The Adventure of Dai (Dragon Quest: Da...
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Mayu Murata's Honey Lemon Soda Manga Gets Live-Action Film

Snow Man idol group member Raul stars in film slated for summer 2021 ― Japanese entertainment news websites reported on Saturday that Mayu Murata's Honey Lemon Soda manga is getting a live-action film adaptation starring Snow Man male idol group member Raul. Raul will play Kai Miura, a young man with trademark lemon-colored hair who seems cold but in truth is very kind. Costarring in the film is Ai Y...
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Suteki na Kareshi Manga by My Love Story, Aozora Yell's Kazune Kawahara Ends on October 13

13th compiled volume shipped on July 22 ― The October issue of Shueisha's Bessatsu Margaret magazine announced on Saturday that Kazune Kawahara's Suteki na Kareshi (Where's my lovely sweetheart?) manga will end in the next issue on October 13. The September issue revealed on August 11 that the manga is nearing its climax. Kawahara launched the manga in January 2016. The manga's 13th volume shipped on...
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Otherside Picnic Sci-fi Yuri Anime Reveals 2nd Promo Video

Anime premieres in January 2021 ― The official Twitter account for the television anime adaptation of Iori Miyazawa's Otherside Picnic (Urasekai Picnic) science fiction yuri novel series began streaming the show's second promotional video on Saturday. TVアニメ「裏世界ピクニック」2021年1月放送開始! 公式サイトでは最新カットを使用した第2弾PV公開中! ぜひチェックしてね。 #裏ピク #裏世界ピクニック https://t.co/AuvNX7XoE5 pic.twitter.com/HAVFviXruS— TVアニメ「裏世界ピクニック」公式 ...
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Uchū Nanchara Kotetsu-kun Manga About Astronaut Trainees Gets TV Anime

Aggretsuko's Fanworks adapts Yūji Nishimura's web manga next April ― Yūji Nishimura's web manga Uchū Nanchara Kotetsu-kun is inspiring a television anime that will premiere throughout Japan next April. The anime announcement came on Saturday, which the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency celebrates as Space Day since the first Japanese astronaut launched into space on that day in 1992. Nishimura drew ...
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