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Wonderful Precure! Episodes 1-12 Anime Review

You can't accuse the Pretty Cure franchise of resting on its laurels. Wonderful Precure! could move too slowly for some viewers. But these episodes are full of unmitigated joy. ― You can't accuse the Pretty Cure franchise of resting on its laurels. While there are distinct similarities between all iterations of the long-running Magical Girl franchise, recent years have done their best to maintain the...
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Dead Dead Demon's Dededede Destruction Part 1 Anime Film Review

Part District 9 meets O Maidens in Your Savage Season, part grimdark deconstruction of Doraemon. ― Many anime films are adapted from manga and Dead Dead Demon's Dededede Destruction is no exception. Usually, a film will cover a single arc of the greater plot—giving the story on screen a solid beginning, middle, and end. However, this is not the case with the first Dead Dead Demon's Dededede Destructi...
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Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes Game Review

People might think of this game as a celebration of the energy and experimentation of RPGs past, a tribute to a time when archetypes and genre conventions hadn't yet calcified and anything was fair game. And for once, they'd be right. ― There's a point that Lady Perielle returns to often when people ask her why Nowa, a young warrior from a small village, is the leader of the resistance front against ...
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My Oni Girl Anime Film's Trailer Reveals More Cast, Song Artists

Zutto Mayonaka de Iinoni. (ZUTOMAYO) performs insert song 'Blues in the Closet,' theme song 'Uso Janai' ― The official website for Studio Colorido's fourth anime feature film My Oni Girl (Suki Demo Kirai na Amanojaku) posted the film's trailer and poster visual on Wednesday. The trailer reveals more cast and the insert song "Blues in the Closet," and it previews the film's theme song "Uso Janai" (It'...
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JoJo's Araki Draws Napoleon for New Educational Manga Edition Featuring Major Artists

See what Stand Napoleon used, plus art by creators of My Hero Academia, Spy x Family, Ao Haru Ride, Kingdom, Promised Neverland, & more! ― While manga is generally seen as entertainment, most major Japanese publishers have understood the medium's value for education, particularly history. One of the most well-known educational manga series is Shueisha's Gakushu Manga: Sekai no Rekishi (Educational Ma...
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The Strongest Magician in the Demon Lord's Army was a Human Anime Reveals More Cast Members

Manatsu Murakami, Yumi Uchiyama, Chō join cast of July anime ― Happinet revealed three more cast members for the television anime of Ryousuke Hata, original character designer Kuma, and manga artist Anajiro's Maō-gun Saikyō no Majutsushi wa Ningen Datta (The Strongest Magician in the Demon Lord's Army was a Human) manga on Wednesday. The new cast members are (character name romanizations not confirme...

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The Three Young-Men in Midnight Comedy Manga Gets New Live-Action Series, Film

New series debuts on May 24, film on August 30 ― Maco-Ching Ishihara's The 3-Mei-sama (The Three Young-Men in Midnight) gag manga is inspiring a new live-action project titled The 3 Meisama Ω (pronounced "omega") this year. The project will consist of a new live-action series that will debut on the Fuji TV on Demand streaming service on May 24, as well as a live-action film titled The 3 Meisama Ω ~Ko...
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trapezium Idol Anime Film's 1st 4 Minutes Streamed

Footage showcases theme song performed by Hoshimachi Suisei ― Aniplex is streaming the first three minutes and 44 seconds from the anime film of Kazumi Takayama's trapezium novel on Wednesday. The footage features the theme song "Nanmonai feat. Hoshimachi Suisei, sakuma." (It's Nothing featuring Hoshimachi Suisei, sakuma.) VTuber Hoshimachi Suisei performs the vocals, and MAISONdes is credited with t...
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New Live-Action Thus Spoke Rohan Kishibe Episode's Trailer Previews Italian Chef Tonio

Alfredo Chiarenza plays Tonio in episode debuting on May 5 ― NHK began streaming a trailer for the newest live-action episode inspired by Thus Spoke Kishibe Rohan (Kishibe Rohan wa Ugokanai), Hirohiko Araki's spinoff from his JoJo's Bizarre Adventure manga, on Tuesday. The trailer shows Italian chef Tonio inviting Rohan to poach a mysterious abalone in Morioh — a bargain they might pay for with their...
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Totoro Stage Play Moves to London's West End in March-November 2025

Producer Griselda Yorke: Play will 'have a life beyond the West End' ― The Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) announced on Tuesday that its stage adaptation of Studio Ghibli's and Hayao Miyazaki's 1988 film My Neighbor Totoro will have a West End run at London's Gillian Lynne Theatre from March 8 to November 2, 2025. The stage play's RSC executive producer Griselda Yorke also noted that the play "will d...
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Live-Action Horror Film Sayuri Casts Ryōka Minamide as Protagonist Norio

Summer film adapts manga by Hi Score Girl's Rensuke Oshikiri ― The official Twitter account for the live-action film of Rensuke Oshikiri's horror manga Sayuri announced on Wednesday that Ryōka Minamide plays the film's protagonist Norio, the eldest son of the Kamiki family. Kōji Shiraishi (Sadako vs. Kayako, Impossibility Defense) is directing the film, which Showgate will release this summer. The ma...
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Kiyosu City Uses Late Akira Toriyama's Design for 20th Anniversary Logo

See one of the final pieces of art by the legendary manga author ― The anime and manga world was stricken with sad news in early March with the passing of legendary manga author Akira Toriyama. His works influenced many anime and manga fans, illustrators, and authors around the world. While his legacy still lives on in Dragon Ball Daima, Sand Land, and the Dragon Ball Super manga, among a few other p...
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27th Detective Conan Film Stays at #1, BLUELOCK -Episode Nagi- Opens at #2

Onmyoji 0 live-action film opens at #3 ― The Detective Conan: Hyakuman Doru no Michishirube (Case Closed: The Million-dollar Pentagram) film stayed at #1 in its second weekend. The film sold 1.327 million tickets and earned 1,920,641,940 yen (about US$12.41 million) from Friday to Sunday. The film has sold a total of 4.47 million tickets, and earned a cumulative total of 6,517,347,330 yen (about US$4...
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My Hero Academia Ranks #1 on U.S. Monthly Bookscan March List

14 manga including Spy x Family, One Piece, Chainsaw Man, Berserk make list ― Kohei Horikoshi's My Hero Academia manga ranked at #1 on Circana BookScan's Top 20 adult graphic novels list for March. This month's list featured 14 manga volumes, including: #1 — Kohei Horikoshi's My Hero Academia volume 37 #2 — Tatsuya Endo's Spy x Family volume 11 #3 — Eiichiro Oda's One Piece volume 105 #4 — Tatsuki F...
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Live-Action One Piece Series Adds Joe Tracz as Showrunner for Season 2

New season expected to air in 2025 ― The staff for the Hollywood live-action series of Eiichiro Oda's One Piece manga announced on Tuesday that the second season of Netflix's show will add Joe Tracz (Percy Jackson and the Olympians) as a writer, executive producer, and co-showrunner. He joins the first season's writer, executive producer, and co-showrunner Matt Owens. Season 1 co-showrunner Steve Ma...
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Pokémon Launches monpoké Brand Internationally with YouTube Web Series

Web series introduces toddlers to Pokémon ― The Pokémon Company launched the Fun Times on monpoké Island web series internationally on YouTube on Tuesday as part of its global launch of the "monpoké" brand aimed at babies and toddlers. The first of six available episodes is below: The web series includes short videos intended for parents to introduce their children to the world of Pokémon. The series...
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Oscars Allow Films to Compete in Both International, Animated Feature Categories

Best Picture category now also has expanded requirements for theatrical screenings ― The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced on Monday that the 97th Academy Awards for next year will allow films submitted for the International Feature Film category to also be submitted for the Animated Feature Film category, provided that the film is meets the eligibility requirements for both categ...
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One Piece ‒ Episode 1101

The fight is thrilling, full of so many wonderful moments with the usual flair and comedy the Toei team has put out with astonishing regularity.
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Wonderful Precure! Episodes 1-12 Anime Review

You can't accuse the Pretty Cure franchise of resting on its laurels. Wonderful Precure! could move too slowly for some viewers. But these episodes are full of unmitigated joy. ― You can't accuse the Pretty Cure franchise of resting on its laurels. While there are distinct similarities between all iterations of the long-running Magical Girl franchise, recent years have done their best to maintain the...
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Ultraman: Rising CG Animated Film Premieres at Annecy on June 12

Film debuts at festival 2 days before June 14 streaming debut ― Netflix announced on Monday that Ultraman: Rising, the upcoming Ultraman CG animated feature film from the streaming service and Tsuburaya Productions, will have its world premiere at this year's Annecy International Animation Film Festival on June 12, ahead of its June 14 streaming debut. The film will also have a "Making Of" panel feat...
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Oblivion Battery #3 [rate]
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Touken Ranbu Kai: Kyoden Moyuru Honnōji #4 [rate]
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Non Tamashima's My Boyfriend in Orange Manga Resumes on May 24

Manga went on hiatus in 2022 due to Tamashima's expected childbirth ― The June issue of Kodansha's Dessert magazine revealed on Wednesday that Non Tamashima's My Boyfriend in Orange (Moekare wa Orange-iro) manga will resume serialization in the magazine's next issue on May 24. The manga went on hiatus in August 2022 due to Tamashima's expected childbirth that fall, and she planned to resume the manga...
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Unnamed Memory #3 [rate]
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Yoshitoshi Shinomiya to Direct New Film A New Dawn for 2025

Asmik Ace, France's Miyu Productions to produce film about fireworks factory ― Illustrator and director Yoshitoshi Shinomiya is directing a new anime film tentatively titled A New Dawn that is scheduled to open in theaters in Japan in 2025. The film is a joint production between Asmik Ace and French studio Miyu Productions (Ghost Cat Anzu). Shinomiya's first feature-length directorial work centers on...
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Rinkai! Women's Cycling Anime Adds 5 More Cast Members

Hinako Takahashi, Misato Murai, Minami Shinoda, Rena Maeda, Hiromi Kawakami join cast ― The official X (formerly Twitter) account for the Rinkai! project revealed five more cast members for its anime series. These cast members will all start performing in the anime's third episode on Tuesday. The five cast members are (from the top of the first image above to the bottom of the second image): Hinako T...
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HundredBurger's Ninja to Koroshiya no Futarigurashi Comedy Manga Gets Anime by Shaft

Manga about female ninja, high school girl assassin living together launched in 2021 ― Kadokawa announced on Tuesday that HundredBurger's Ninja to Koroshiya no Futarigurashi (A Ninja and Assassin Living Together) manga will get an anime adaptation by Shaft, and revealed a teaser visual. The announcement did not reveal the anime adaptation's format. HundredBurger also drew an illustration to commemora...
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Shin Megami Tensei Character Designer Kazuma Kaneko Leaves Atlus for Colopl

Kaneko worked with Atlus for 35 years Shin Megami Tensei character designer Kazuma Kaneko revealed today in a new interview that he has left Atlus after working with the company for 35 years and joined mobile game developer Colopl Kaneko did not elaborate on his reasons for leaving Atlus, but said he joined Colopl through a recruitment agency in 2023 after applying at numerous companies. The artis...
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Japanese TV Special Ranks Top Anime Songs, as Chosen by Foreign Fans

What are non-Japanese anime fans' top choices? ― Fans have been debating the greatest anime songs as long as anime has been around. Japanese TV regularly raises the topic for domestic fans, but every so often, Japan also presents the international perspective. On April 21, TV Asahi hosted a nearly three-hour special ranking favorite anime songs by non-Japanese and non-domestic anime fans. In a March ...
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A Few Moments of Cheers Film to Donate Part of Earnings to Ishikawa's Post-Quake Reconstruction

Writer Jukki Hanada, music video production group Hurray!, 100Studio's original film opens on June 14 ― Nothing shows appreciation to one's hometown more than lending a helping hand to the place you call home, especially after it is struck by disaster. This is exactly what the upcoming original anime film A Few Moments of Cheers (Sūfunkan no Yell o) decided to do: the film's staff announced on Februa...

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Metaphor: ReFantazio RPG Reveals October 11 Launch in New Trailer

Game launches for PS4, PS5, Xbox X|S, PC via Steam ― Atlus revealed in a new trailer today that Metaphor: ReFantazio, its first full-scale fantasy role-playing game, will launch on the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S and PC via Steam on October 11. The company also detailed the game's collector's edition and pre-order incentives. The trailer previews the game's combat system. Japanese T...
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Crunchyroll Announces Chillin' in Another World With Level 2 Super Cheat Powers Anime's English Dub Cast, Release Date

English dub premieres on Monday ― Crunchyroll revealed that it is streaming the English dub for the television anime of Miya Kinojo's Chillin' in Another World with Level 2 Super Cheat Powers (Lv2 kara Cheat datta Moto Yūsha Kōho no Mattari Isekai Life) light novel series on Monday. The English dub cast includes: Mauricio Ortiz-Segura as Flio Megan Shipman as Fenrys Jessica Peterson as Balirossa Mon...
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YOASOBI Musical Duo Adds New York City, Boston Stops to U.S. Summer Tour

Summer shows begin with Lollapalooza in Chicago, IL from August 1-4 ― Yoasobi announced on Twitter on Monday that the J-pop group will add New York City and Boston stops to their U.S. tour. The tour dates and locations include: Radio City Music Hall at New York City — August 6 MGM Musical Hall at Fenway at Boston, MA — August 8 Crunchyroll pre-sale tickets begin on April 25, while general public sale...
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A Condition Called Love ‒ Episode 3

What makes this episode stronger than the previous two is how I finally understand what story A Condition Called Love is trying to tell. It's not perfect but it has won me over on a few things.

Japan's Animation Home Video Sales Decrease Again by 8% in 2023

Japanese home video sales down 0.4% from 2022 ― The Japan Video Software Association (JVA) released this month its report on home video sales from January to December 2023. The home video sales for animation, including anime and overseas animated titles, amounted to 26.8 billion yen (about US$173 million), down 8% from last year's 29.2 billion yen (about US$189 million). This is the second year in a ...
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The Banished Former Hero Lives as He Pleases #5 [rate]
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Spice & Wolf: merchant meets the wise wolf #4 [rate]
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Sound! Euphonium 3 ‒ Episode 3

After all, it's important that a band has everyone capable of working in concert.
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I Was Reincarnated as the 7th Prince #4 [rate]
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Dead Dead Demon's Dededede Destruction Part 1 Anime Film Review

Part District 9 meets O Maidens in Your Savage Season, part grimdark deconstruction of Doraemon. ― Many anime films are adapted from manga and Dead Dead Demon's Dededede Destruction is no exception. Usually, a film will cover a single arc of the greater plot—giving the story on screen a solid beginning, middle, and end. However, this is not the case with the first Dead Dead Demon's Dededede Destructi...
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Former MAPPA Executive Establishes New Anime Planning Company

Makoto Kimura's Blue Rights to produce TV anime, films, manga, novels, more ― Executive director, rights management director, and producer of studio MAPPA Makoto Kimura announced earlier this month that he has retired from his position at MAPPA at the end of March to establish the new anime planning company Blue Rights. Blue Rights will produce televised and theatrical anime, as well a range of enter...
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Tadaima, Okaeri #3 [rate]
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Go! Go! Loser Ranger! ‒ SERIES PREMIERE

This show scratches the primal itch that has existed at the deepest recesses of my consciousness ever since Tiny James first discovered Power Rangers.
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Re:Monster #4 [rate]
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Tsukimichi -Moonlit Fantasy- #16 [rate]
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Mission: Yozakura Family ‒ SERIES PREMIERE

I'm happy to enjoy this toon as nothing more than an exciting spy adventure with just a dash of cheesy romance thrown in to keep things interesting.
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Chillin' in Another World With Level 2 Super Cheat Powers #3 [rate]
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Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation II ‒ SEASON PREMIERE

If there is a running theme for these three episodes, it's the fact that Rudeus is no longer alone.
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Ninja Kamui ‒ Episode 11

While this episode has many moving parts, none connect the way they need to, and the results feel pretty messy.
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Train to the End of the World #4 [rate]
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BLUELOCK -Episode Nagi- Film Earns 463 Million Yen in 1st 3 Days, Ranks at #2

Film sold 337,000 tickets ― The anime film of Kōta Sannomiya's BLUELOCK -Episode Nagi- spinoff of Muneyuki Kaneshiro and Yūsuke Nomura's Blue Lock soccer manga sold 337,000 tickets to earn 463 million yen (about US$2.99 million) in its first three days, and ranked at #2 in the Japanese box office. The BLUELOCK -Episode Nagi- film opened in Japan on Friday. The film will have four mini-anime titled "B...
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Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire Drops Again to #3 in 4th Weekend, SPY×FAMILY Code: White Film Debuts at #5 in U.S. Box Office

SPY×FAMILY Code: White earns US$4,875,000 in 1st weekend ― The Box Office Mojo reports that the Godzilla vs. Kong film sequel Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire dropped again from #2 to #3 in its fourth weekend, and the SPY×FAMILY Code: White anime film ranked at #5 in its opening weekend in the U.S. box office. Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire earned an estimated US$2,330,000 on Friday, an estimated US$...
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That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime: The Ways of Monster Nation Manga Ends Due to Artist's Health

Series launched in 2016 ― The official Twitter account for Micro Magazine's Comic Ride magazine announced on April 1 that Shō Okagiri's That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime: The Ways of Monster Nation spinoff manga of Fuse and Mitz Vah's That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime (Tensei Shitara Slime Datta Ken) light novel series will end prematurely due to Okagiri's health. The company stated ther...
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Baku Yumemakura's Garoden Novels Get Netflix Anime on May 23

Ryōta Takeuchi stars as Jūzō Fujimaki in NAZ anime ― Netflix Japan revealed on Monday a trailer to announce the anime adaptation of Baku Yumemakura's Garoden novels titled Garouden: The Way of the Lone Wolf, which will premiere worldwide on the streaming service on May 23. Netflix Anime's YouTube channel is also streaming the anime's trailer with English subtitles. The anime stars: Ryōta Takeuchi as ...
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Takako Shimura Launches New Manga in Weekly Big Comic Spirits

Sōiu Ie no Ko no Hanashi marks 4th new title from Wandering Son artist ― This year's combined 21st and 22nd issue of Shogakukan's Big Comic Spirits magazine revealed on Monday that Takako Shimura will launch a new series Sōiu Ie no Ko no Hanashi (A Story of the Children of That House) in the magazine's 26th issue on May 27. The story follows childhood friends Ema, Kōichi, and Sachiko, who were raised...
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Saint Seiya: Knights of the Zodiac - Battle for Sanctuary - Part 2 #5 [rate]
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Live-Action Trillion Game Film Reveals Teaser, Key Visual

Film debuts in 2025 ― The staff for the upcoming live-action film of Riichirou Inagaki and Ryoichi Ikegami's Trillion Game manga shared a new teaser on Monday for the project along with a set of key visuals. The film debuts in 2025. The film will feature a returning cast, including Ren Meguro from idol group Snow Man as protagonist Haru Tennōji, and Hayato Sano as Manabu "Gaku" Taira. Yoshiaki Murao ...
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Embracer Group Reveals Plans to Split into 3 Companies

New "Middle-earth Enterprises & Friends" company to own Dark Horse, PLAION Pictures ― Gaming conglomerate Embracer Group announced on Monday it is planning to split into three companies: Asmodee Group, Coffee Stain & Friends, and Middle-earth Enterprises & Friends. The companies will be separate, publicly listed companies. Embracer Group stated the change will "[enable] each entity to better focus on...
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Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes Game Review

People might think of this game as a celebration of the energy and experimentation of RPGs past, a tribute to a time when archetypes and genre conventions hadn't yet calcified and anything was fair game. And for once, they'd be right. ― There's a point that Lady Perielle returns to often when people ask her why Nowa, a young warrior from a small village, is the leader of the resistance front against ...
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Fist of the North Star Gets a Kitchen Knife Kickstarter Campaign

“Ata-ta-ta-tah” your vegetables and other food items while you cook ― When you think of quintessential 80s manga, one of the first that comes to mind is Fist of the North Star. From its ultra-violence, memorable quotes, and themes of love, the series is nothing but iconic. And the series is also no stranger to merchandise. While mainly figures, we've also seen video games, T-shirts, and some beautifu...

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Mari Yamazaki, Miki Tori's Historical Manga PLINIVS Wins Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize

Edo-era Kanda Gokura-chō Shokunin-Banashi, COVID-19-era Tsuyukusa Natsuko no Isshō, Comitia also win ― The Asahi Shimbun paper announced the winners for the 28th Annual Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize awards on Monday. The awards commemorate the contributions of the manga pioneer Osamu Tezuka (Astroboy/Mighty Atom, Kimba the White Lion/Jungle Emperor, Phoenix, Black Jack) by recognizing the manga that be...
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Madoka Magica: Magia Exedra Smartphone Game Announced for 2024

SINoALICE's Pokelabo, Magia Record's f4samurai develop game ― The website for a new Puella Magi Madoka Magica (Mahō Shōjo Madoka Magica) app game announced that the game will launch on smartphones this year under the title Puella Magi Madoka Magica: Magia Exedra. Franchise artist Ume Aoki drew an illustration to commemorate the announcement. Pokelabo (Assault Lily: Last Bullet, SINoALICE) and f4samur...
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Failure Frame Anime's 1st Video Unveils Cast, July Debut, Opening Song

Ryōta Suzuki, Saki Miyashita, Ayami Tsukui, Ami Koshimizu star ― The staff for the anime of Kaoru Shinozaki's Failure Frame: I Became the Strongest and Annihilated Everything With Low-Level Spells (Hazure Waku no "Jōtai Ijō Skill" de Saikyō ni Natta Ore ga Subete o Jūrin Suru made) light novel series revealed on Sunday the cast and the July premiere for the upcoming series in a new promotional video,...
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Tonari no Yōkai-san ‒ SEASON PREMIERE

Watching this show every week is like taking a vacation to visit the worlds of your favorite childhood storybooks, all combined into one.
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Strawberry Prince Group's Strawberry School Festival!!!! Film Reveals July 19 Debut in Teaser

LIDEN FILMS. animates origin story with members voicing themselves ― The staff for the boy band Strawberry Prince's Gekijōban SutoPuri Hajimari no Monogatari ~Strawberry School Festival!!!! (STPR Origin Story the Movie: Strawberry School Festival!!!!) film revealed on Sunday that the film will debut on July 19 via a new teaser video, along with the second teaser visual. The group members are also sta...
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Delicious in Dungeon ‒ Episode 16

This episode brings a number of long-simmering tensions to a full boil and the pot nearly bubbles over.
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Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation II #15 [rate]
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As a Reincarnated Aristocrat, I'll Use My Appraisal Skill #3 [rate]
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Shadow Eliminators Manga Ends in Shonen Jump

Supernatural manga launched on December 4 ― This year's 21st issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine published the final chapter of Kento Amemiya's Shadow Eliminators (Ruirui Senki) manga on Monday. The third and final compiled volume will go on sale on July 4. Manga Plus publishes the series in English and describes the story: Kasane are spirits who latch onto the shadows of people's hearts...
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Hikaru no Go Manga Gets Stage Play in July

Play runs at Sunshine Theater in Ikebukuro from July 5-14 ― This year's 21st issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine announced on Monday that Takeshi Obata and Yumi Hotta's Hikaru no Go manga will receive a stage play adaptation in Ikebukuro in July titled Uta Emaki "Hikaru no Go" Jyo no Itte (Song Picture Scroll "Hikaru no Go": The First Move). The cast includes: Yōjirō Itokawa as Hikaru Sh...
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Grandpa and Grandma Turn Young Again #3 [rate]
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Arifureta - From Commonplace to World's Strongest Season 3 Streams 1st Promo Video

New season to air this fall ― The staff for the third anime season of Ryo Shirakome's Arifureta - From Commonplace to World's Strongest (Arifureta Shokugyō de Sekai Saikyō) light novel series released the season's first promotional video on Sunday. The new season is set to premiere this fall. The returning cast includes: Toshinari Fukamachi as Hajime Nagumo Yūki Kuwahara as Yue Minami Takahashi as Sh...
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Dear Sa-chan Romance Manga Gets Live-Action TV Show With Global Plans

Keito Kimura (FANTASTICS from EXILE TRIBE) stars as protagonist Kyōsuke Katagiri ― A weekly live-action series adaptation of Iori Asaga's Dear Sa-chan (Sacchan, Boku wa.) manga will premiere in Japan on Netflix on June 4. Keito Kimura of FANTASTICS from EXILE TRIBE will star in the series as the protagonist Kyōsuke Katagiri. Asaga drew an illustration to celebrate the announcement: Izuru Kumasaka, Mi...
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Vampire Dormitory #3 [rate]
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Whisper Me a Love Song ‒ SEASON PREMIERE

If it were strictly up to Yori, she and Himari would be dating and doing all the “normal” girlfriend things…but Himari’s definition of “love” isn’t in line with that.
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The Duke of Death and His Maid #27 [rate]
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Black Butler: Public School Arc ‒ SEASON PREMIERE

In Ciel's day-to-day life, he's the master of demon butler Sebastian and his own earldom. But no one cares about all of that at Weston.
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Alto Yukimura's Pizzicato no Nemuru Mori Manga Goes on Hiatus

Series from Colette Decides to Die manga creator launched in October 2022 ― The 50th anniversary issue of Hakusensha's Hana to Yume magazine (this year's combined 10th and 11th issue) announced on Friday that the "main story" of Alto Yukimura's Pizzicato no Nemuru Mori (Sleeping Pizzicato Forest) manga will enter a hiatus beginning the next issue. The staff will reveal the manga's resumption date on...
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Jellyfish Can't Swim in the Night ‒ Episode 3

The most important lesson that an artist of any discipline must learn is that you cannot fear the cringe.

"The Most Notorious 'Talker' Runs the World's Greatest Clan" Novels Get TV Anime in October

Daiki Yamashita, Yu Serizawa, Yousuke Omomo star in Felix Flim×GA-CREW anime ― Jaki's The Most Notorious "Talker" Runs the World's Greatest Clan (Saikyō no Shienshoku "Wajutsushi" dearu Ore wa Sekai Saikyō Clan o Shitagaeru) novel series is inspiring a television anime that will premiere in October. Gree Entertainment is streaming an English-subtitled teaser video that announces the anime's cast and ...
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Loner Life in Another World Anime's Teaser Unveils More Cast, Main Staff, October Debut

Haruka Shiraishi, Hina Suguta, Kyohei Natsume, Hiromu Mineta, Tomohiro Yamaguchi cast in Hayabusa Film × Passione anime ― The staff for the television anime of Shoji Goji's Loner Life in Another World (Hitoribotchi no Isekai Kōryaku) light novel series revealed the anime's English-subtitled teaser video on Sunday. The video unveils more cast members, the main staff, and October premiere for the anime...
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Sound! Euphonium 3 #3 [rate]
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Sumikko Gurashi Franchise Gets Puppet Musical on August 16-September 1

Musical adapts franchise's 1st anime film Sumikkogurashi – Good to be in the corner ― Nelke Planning announced on April 17 that Sumikkogurashi – Good to be in the corner (Eiga Sumikkogurashi: Tobidasu Ehon to Himitsu no Ko), the first anime film for San-X's Sumikko Gurashi franchise, will be adapted to a puppet musical titled Natsuyasumi! On Stage: Puppet Musical Sumikko Gurashi Tobidasu Ehon to Himi...
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Puella Magi Madoka Magica Franchise Teases New App Game

Game to be revealed on Monday ― A website and X (formerly Twitter) account opened on Sunday and teased a new Puella Magi Madoka Magica (Mahō Shōjo Madoka Magica) app game, which will be revealed on Monday at 10:00 a.m. JST (Sunday at 9:00 p.m. EDT). The new game's website shows the countdown until the announcement. ━━━━━━━━━━━  まどか☆マギカ 新作アプリゲーム始動 カウントダウン開始 ━━━━━━━━━━━https://t.co/vb49IVMLp5#魔法少女まどかマギ...
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Crunchyroll Reveals The Duke of Death and His Maid Season 3, Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation II 2nd Half English Dub Cast, Staff

Both English dubs premiere on Sunday ― Crunchyroll revealed on Saturday the cast and staff for the English dubs of the third season of The Duke of Death and His Maid, and the second half of Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation II. Both series' English dubs will premiere on Sunday. The returning dub cast for The Duke of Death and His Maid are: Clifford Chapin as The Duke Kristen McGuire as Alice Kent...
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Yamaha Music, Bocchi the Rock! Launch Program to Help Students Start Bands

Recruit new band members in real life with Bocchi the Rock! poster ― Youth is the best time to discover oneself and new pastimes. And there's no perfect time to start something new than spring. That's why Yamaha Music and the Bocchi the Rock! compilation films are giving their support to high school students starting bands, or just starting to find interest in music and playing instruments, with the ...
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