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ANNual Pumpkin Carving Contest 2020 w/ Ciarán Strange! • It's a match made in Halloween! Voice actor Ciaran Strange is joining our Spooktacular Pumpkin Carving Contest as a guest judge! Click to find out how YOU can win over US$1,000 in anime! read more

Tsukimichi -Moonlit Fantasy- 'Isekai Social Reform' Novel Gets TV Anime

Natsuki Hanae, Ayane Sakura, Akari Kitō star in 2021 C2C anime by Fairy Tail/Log Horizon helmer

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Producer Discusses the Ingredients of Anime's Success

'The power of the original work, the attitude towards adapting it to anime, and the environment.'

LiSA Is 1st Artist in 7 Years to Top Weekly Singles, Album Charts Simultaneously

LiSA is also 1st female artist in 16 years to achieve feat

Sneak Peek: Bakugan: Champions of Vestroia

Myles takes an early look at the newest entry in the Bakugan franchise and finds a game perfect for scratching that monster-catcher itch.

This Week in Anime - Does Re:Zero's Subaru Stand a Chance?

Subaru's death count has continued growing but we're far from answering the mysteries of Re:Zero. Nick and Steve look back at the most recent season and see where Subaru currently stands in a world full of witches and intrigue.

Interview: Boys-Love Anime Label Blue Lynx

Boys-love anime label called “Blue Lynx” took off runing with three anime recent film titles: Twittering Birds Never Fly: The Clouds Gather, Given, and Umibe no Étranger.

ANNual Pumpkin Carving Contest 2020 w/ Ciarán Strange!

It's a match made in Halloween! Voice actor Ciaran Strange is joining our Spooktacular Pumpkin Carving Contest as a guest judge! Click to find out how YOU can win over US$1,000 in anime!

October 20 Has Somehow Become Shirou Day on Twitter

Funimation and Aniplex of America Twitter accounts acknowledge the year-old meme

Interview: Re:ZERO Creator Tappei Nagatsuki and Illustrator Shinichirou Otsuka

In anticipation of the Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World- The Prophecy of the Throne multi-console game, we interviewed series creator Tappei Nagatsuki and novel illustrator Shinichirou Otsuka.

Anime Voice Actor Chris Thurman Admits to Sending Nude Photos to Minor

Thurman tweeted on now deleted Twitter account: 'It's all there, it happened. Wasn't an accident.'
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Mr Love: Queen's Choice Streaming

Mr Love: Queen’s Choice is the best kind of surprise – a show that you go into with low expectations based on its origins and title but ends up being good. ― Mr Love: Queen's Choice is Summer 2020's contribution to the nearly seasonal appearance of otome game adaptations, this time aiming to animate the mobile game of the same name. Unlike many other game adaptations, this one is available in English...
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Sneeze: Naoki Urasawa Story Collection

The title is not meant literally but rather metaphorically: each one of these short stories is sudden, short, and challenges the idea of what is beautiful and ugly. ― The title of this collection, Sneeze, seems nonsensical at first. After all, none of the tales are about allergies, colds, or other things that make you sneeze, nor are any actually about people sneezing. But on the table of contents, t...
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Onee Chanbara Origin

You know what you're here for, and that's cutting monsters into chunky giblets and doing sick flips. ― Onee Chanbara Origin is a bit of a unique case to discuss as a game. In many ways it is perfectly serviceable – a game I had fun playing for the time I spent playing it. Is there any other metric to measure a game by, really? But by the same token, it is yet another third-person action game in a cro...
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Quibi Streaming Service Shuts Down

Platform had green-lit live-action adaptation of Junji Ito's Tomie ― The Quibi video streaming platform confirmed on Wednesday that it will shut down, only seven months after its launch. Quibi founder Jeffrey Katzenberg and CEO Meg Whitman announced the shutdown during an investor conference call on Wednesday, but did not give a date for the shutdown. Quibi had recently green-lit a live-action series...
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Kadokawa Posts Teaser for 'This Is It!' Project About Anime Production Assistant

Hypnosis Mic's Yūichirō Momose, Comic Party's Sekihiko Inui, Tasuku Hatanaka, Hisako Kanemoto collaborate ― Kadokawa began streaming a teaser video for a new project titled "This Is It! Seisaku Shinkō Shinonome Jirō" (This Is It! Production Assistant Jirō Shinonome) on Thursday. The video features the voices of Tasuku Hatanaka as protagonist Jirō Shinonome, a jobless guy who will soon work on his old...
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Hasbro's New Power Rangers Reboot Planned as Both Film, TV Series

The End of the F***ing World creator Jonathan Entwistle to shepherd both, with eOne producing The Hollywood Reporter newspaper's Heat Vision blog reported on Tuesday that Hasbro's planned reboot of the Power Rangers franchise will now involve both film and television. Entertainment company eOne, which Hasbro acquired in 2019, is producing the project, replacing Paramount Pictures at the lead. Jonat...

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Star Blazers: Space Battleship Yamato 2199, 2202 Compilation Film's Teaser Shows Unseen History

120-minute film opens on January 15 ― The official website for the Star Blazers: Space Battleship Yamato 2202 project posted a teaser trailer for "Uchū Senkan Yamato" to Iu Jidai: Seireki 2202-nen no Sentaku (The "Space Battleship Yamato" Era: The Choice in 2202), the compilation film for the Star Blazers: Space Battleship Yamato 2199 and Star Blazers: Space Battleship Yamato 2202 anime projects, on ...
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Netflix Streams 2nd Season of WIT Studio's Great Pretender Anime Outside Japan on November 25

Anime's 2nd season, "Case 4," consists of episodes 15-23 ― Netflix announced on Wednesday that it will begin streaming the second season of WIT Studio's original television anime series Great Pretender on November 25. The second season consists of "Case 4" (episodes 15-23) of the anime. "Case 4," titled "Wizard of Far East," takes place in Shanghai and Tokyo. The story features the "Suzaku Associatio...
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Crunchyroll Streams Dr. Stone's Jump Special Anime Festa Video on YouTube

Anime's 2nd season premieres in January 2021 ― Crunchyroll announced on Wednesday that it has begun streaming Stone Wars Eve of the Battle Special Feature, the Jump Special Anime Festa event's new special video for the Dr. Stone: Stone Wars anime, on YouTube. The video is mostly a recap, but it also includes new footage. Dr. Stone: Stone Wars, the upcoming second season of Dr. Stone, will premiere in...
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Black Clover ‒ Episode 148

Surprisingly, the weakest part of the episode is its one action component. The battle, fought primarily between the captains and the elemental creature, felt like it was inserted in there just to have some action.
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Mr Love: Queen's Choice Streaming

Mr Love: Queen’s Choice is the best kind of surprise – a show that you go into with low expectations based on its origins and title but ends up being good. ― Mr Love: Queen's Choice is Summer 2020's contribution to the nearly seasonal appearance of otome game adaptations, this time aiming to animate the mobile game of the same name. Unlike many other game adaptations, this one is available in English...
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Golden Kamuy Season 3 ‒ SERIES PREMIERE

The hunt for the gold is still on but now takes our intrepid cast members to farther-flung reaches, specifically to the even colder north of Sakhalin.
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Jump Force Game Adds Meruem, Hiei on October 27

New Character Pass 2 DLC characters launch for Switch in early 2021 ― Bandai Namco Entertainment America announced on Wednesday that DLC characters Meruem from Hunter X Hunter and Hiei from Yu Yu Hakusho will join the Jump Force crossover fighting game for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on October 27. Character Pass 2 will grant early access to the characters on October 23. The characters will debut...
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Radiation House Manga Resumes on November 4

Medical series went on hiatus in July ― This year's 22nd issue of Shueisha's Grand Jump magazine revealed on Wednesday that Tomohiro Yokomaku and Taishi Mori's Radiation House manga will resume in the magazine's next issue on November 4. The manga went on hiatus on July 2. The story centers on the medical professionals in the radiology department of a hospital. For example, medical radiographers use ...
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Musical Duo ClariS Reveal Their Faces in Online Concert

Face reveal commemorates 10th anniversary ― Mainichi Shimbun's Mantan Web reported that the musical duo ClariS, which keeps the singers' identities secret, revealed their faces at their first online concert on Tuesday. Mantan Web published two photos from the concert, as shown below: The duo's official Twitter account also released its own photo of the two performers without their masks: 今日からClariS10...
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Akai Kōen Band Leader Maisa Tsuno Passes Away at 29

Police investigate death as possible suicide ― NHK reported on Monday that guitarist, composer, and Akai Kōen band leader Maisa Tsuno has passed away. She was 29. NHK stated police are investigating the incident as a possible suicide. Tsuno was found in her home in Tokyo's Suginami war at 9:00 p.m. on Sunday. Tsuno was one of Akai Kōen's founding members, and was the composer for all of the band's mu...
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Machimaho's Souryu Launches New Manga

Kō Iu no ga Ii debuted last Friday ― Manga creator Souryu launched a new manga titled Kō Iu no ga Ii (This Kind of Thing is Fine) on Shueisha's YanJan! and Tonari no Young Jump websites on Friday. The manga's story begins when a girl calls her boyfriend at work. Souryu launched the Machimaho: I Messed Up and Made the Wrong Person Into a Magical Girl! (Machigatta Ko o Mahō Shōjo ni Shiteshimatta manga...
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Puyo Puyo Tetris 2 Game's Trailer Previews Battle Mode, Online Features

Puzzle game debuts for Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Switch, PS4 on December 8 ― Sega of America began streaming a new trailer for the Puyo Puyo Tetris 2 game on Wednesday. The video highlights the RPG-style Skill Battle mode and online gameplay options. The game is currently available for pre-order. Sega will release the game for Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Nintendo Switch, and PlayStation 4 on December...
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Mamoru Hosoda: Storyboards for Next Work Are 'Just About Done'

During a Tokyo Anime Award Festival 2021 press event with Wolfwalkers directors Tomm Moore and Ross Stewart on Monday, anime director Mamoru Hosoda revealed that he is currently working on his next work, and that the storyboards are "just about done." He added that his studio is about to begin full-fledged production, and he hopes that audiences will get to see it soon. Hosoda's latest anime film ...
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Bandai Namco Announces Pac-Man Mega Tunnel Battle Game for Stadia

64-player game launches on November 17 with demo available now ― Bandai Namco Entertainment America announced the new PAC-MAN Mega Tunnel Battle game on Tuesday. The game will launch first on Google Stadia on November 17. The company released a demo, which will be available until October 27 at 12:00 p.m. EDT. The official YouTube channel for Stadia posted an announcement trailer: Bandai Namco Enterta...
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On-Gaku Creator's Zokki Manga Gets Live-Action Film

Story collection about observations on life opens next spring after festival run ― The production company "and pictures inc." and Polygon Magic announced on Wednesday that their live-action film adaptation of Hiroyuki Ohashi's Zokki manga will open in spring 2021. It will first screen in the 33rd Tokyo International Film Festival from October 31 to November 9, and will also screen in the 40th Taipei ...
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Stand By Me Doraemon 2 CG Anime Film Adds 2 Guest Cast Members

Bakarhythm plays Future Department Store salesman, Shin'ichi Hatori voices new gadget ― The staff for the Stand By Me Doraemon 2 CG anime film announced new guest cast members for the film on Wednesday. Comedian Bakarhythm (Hidetomo Masuno) will play Nakameguro, a salesman for the Future Department Store that sends gadgets for Doraemon from the future. Television announcer Shin'ichi Hatori will play ...

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Sonic the Hedgehog Creator Yuji Naka's Balan Wonderworld Game's Opening Movie Streamed

3D action platformer game's box art unveiled ― Square Enix began streaming on Monday the opening movie for its Balan Wonderworld 3D action platforming game for Nintendo Switch, Xbox Series X, Xbox One, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, and PC via Steam. The company also unveiled the game's box art: The game will launch on March 26, 2021. The game takes place in Wonderworld, the mysterious world of people...
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Seven Days War Anime Film Wins Sitges Award

Hello World, Lupin III THE FIRST were among nominees ― Yūta Murano's Seven Days War anime film won the award for Best Animated Feature Film at the 53rd annual Sitges International Fantastic Film Festival in Spain on Saturday. Hello World and Lupin III THE FIRST were among the other nominees in the category. The anime film of Osamu Sōda's Bokura no Nanokakan Sensō (Seven Days War or Our Seven-Day War)...
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Nippon TV Establishes Anime Department, Appoints Kako Kuwahara to Head

Department's 1st project will be Tsukimichi -Moonlit Fantasy- anime ― Nippon TV announced on Tuesday that it has established its first Anime Department within its Business Development division. Kako Kuwahara will head the Anime Department, and the company has promoted her from Managing Director of International Business Division to Executive Vice President of Business Development. The new department'...

Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends & the Secret Fairy Game's Physical PS5 Edition Canceled

Game launches for PS4, PS5, Switch in Japan on December 3; in West in January ― The official website for Gust's Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends & the Secret Fairy game announced on Monday that the game's physical version for PlayStation 5 has been canceled. The game will still launch digitally on PS5, and customers who purchase the PlayStation 4 version will receive the game for PS5 for free. The game w...
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Toonami Premieres Sword Art Online: Alicization War of Underworld Part 2 Anime on November 7

English trailer streamed for anime's "final season" ― The official Twitter account of Aniplex of America and the official Facebook account for Adult Swim's Toonami programming block announced on Tuesday that the Sword Art Online: Alicization War of Underworld Part 2 anime will premiere on the block at 12:30 a.m. EST on November 7 (effectively November 8). Aniplex of America began streaming an English...
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Miyamoto Sakura ga Kawaii Dake no Shōsetsu no Manga. Ends

Nagian's manga adapts OniAi author Daisuke Suzuki's novels ― The November issue of Kodansha's Shonen Magazine Edge published the final chapter of Nagian's Miyamoto Sakura ga Kawaii Dake no Shōsetsu no Manga. (Just a Manga Based on a Novel About Sakura Miyamoto Being Cute) on Saturday. Kodansha will publish the manga's second compiled book volume on November 17. The manga adapts Daisuke Suzuki's Miyam...
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Magia Record Side Story Game's English App Releases Gallery Version

Players will be able to view their Magical Girls after end of operations on October 30 ― The English version of the Magia Record: Puella Magi Madoka Magica Side Story smartphone game will be shutting down all operations on October 30, but players who update their game to the newest version will be able to view a gallery of their magical girls even after the end of operations. Version 1.1.13 of the ap...
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One Piece ‒ Episode 946

I think the tracking shot along Big Mom's arm during that first sucker punch was marvelous. Talk about selling her power in one punch.
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Higanjima Vampire Manga Gets Gag Comedy Manga Spinoff

Tarō Sasebo launched Kare, Kishijima manga on Monday ― Kōji Matsumoto launched a gag manga spinoff for his Higanjima (Nirvana Island) manga titled Kare, Kishijima (He is Kishijima) on Kodansha's Yanmaga Web and Comic Days websites on Monday. Tarō Sasebo is drawing the manga. The Higanjima franchise includes three manga series, two live-action films, and two live-action drama series. The second live-a...
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The Day I Became a God ‒ SERIES PREMIERE

The man who made Angel Beats! and Charlotte has moved beyond such paltry copouts, and I firmly believe there's going to be an honest-to-god apocalypse somewhere in this show's future.
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Sneeze: Naoki Urasawa Story Collection

The title is not meant literally but rather metaphorically: each one of these short stories is sudden, short, and challenges the idea of what is beautiful and ugly. ― The title of this collection, Sneeze, seems nonsensical at first. After all, none of the tales are about allergies, colds, or other things that make you sneeze, nor are any actually about people sneezing. But on the table of contents, t...
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3 New Hypnosis Mic Manga Launch in January

New series follow up previous franchise manga ― The November issue of Kodansha's Shonen Magazine Edge revealed on Saturday that Yūichirō Momose and Rui Karasuzuki's planned new manga for the Hypnosis Mic franchise will launch in the magazine's February 2021 issue in January, with a prologue chapter in the January 2021 issue in December. The manga will be titled Hypnosis Mic: Before the Battle - Dawn ...
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Waste Management Company Produces Time-Traveling Anime Short

In the anime, a young employee at the company suffers from a lapse of confidence, until she travels back in time to the Taisho era. ― Waste management company TAKUMA released a short promotional anime on Monday with a time-traveling story. In the anime, a young employee at the company suffers from a lapse of confidence, until she travels back in time to the Taisho era where she encounters company fou...
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Talentless Nana ‒ SERIES PREMIERE

There's little that's immediately suspicious about the disarmingly mundane premise, unless you count an abundance of mundanity as inherently suspect. For the record, I do—and I confess I indulged in some tiny fistpumps once the series finally dropped its façade.
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ANNual Pumpkin Carving Contest 2020 w/ Ciarán Strange!

It's a match made in Halloween! Voice actor Ciaran Strange is joining our Spooktacular Pumpkin Carving Contest as a guest judge! Click to find out how YOU can win over US$1,000 in anime! ― Anime News Network's annual pumpkin carving contest is back in BIG WAY! Sharpen your knives and your carving skills and you could walk away with not only a GARGANTUAN stash of anime goodies, but also the coveted t...
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Tokimeki Memorial Girl's Side 4th Heart Game Heads to Nintendo Switch

Komatsubara designs characters for fully voiced game ― Konami announced on Monday that its Tokimeki Memorial: Girl's Side 4th Heart game will launch for the Nintendo Switch. The company first announced the game at the "Tokimeki Memorial Girl's Side Days 2019 Habataki Watcher Zōkangō" event in April 2019. Komatsubara is designing the characters. The fully voiced game will feature animation using the L...
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Sleepy Princess in the Demon Castle ‒ SERIES PREMIERE

When you get right down to it, Syalis is much more a damsel causing distress than she is in need of saving.
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Kusogette Iuna! Short Net Anime Begins Streaming

Yuzo Yamamoto, Charaction produce anime about RPG characters who decide to change story ― The first episode of the short net anime adaptation of Omochisan's Kusogette Iuna! (Don't Call it a Crap-Tier Game) story premiered on Saturday. Oricon News' Twitter account began streaming A Part of the episode on Saturday, followed by B Part on Sunday. The anime's official Twitter account then began streaming ...
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TONIKAWA: Over The Moon For You ‒ SERIES PREMIERE

This is where the scenario most resembles the early episodes of Ai Yori Aoshi, except that things here don't get anywhere near as sexy.
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Anime Frontier Delays Inaugural Event Again to December 2021

Convention was previously delayed to May 2021 in Forth Worth, Texas ― The Anime Frontier Powered By Crunchyroll convention announced on Tuesday that the 2021 event is postponed to December 3-5, 2021 at Fort Worth Convention Center. The event was previously scheduled for May 14-16, 2021. The announcement stated, "Our primary goal is the health, safety, and wellbeing of our fans, guests, exhibitors, pa...
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Burning Kabaddi Sports TV Anime Casts Makoto Furukawa

TMS Entertainment's show premieres in April ― The official website for the television anime of Hajime Musashino's Burning Kabaddi (Shakunetsu Kabaddi) sports manga announced a new cast member on Tuesday. Makoto Furukawa plays Kei Iura, vice captain of Nōkin High School's kabaddi team. He is intelligent with an excellent analytic ability. At first glance, he seems calm and gentle, but his true nature ...
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ComiXology, Kodansha Comics Release The Drops of God Manga's Volumes 23-33

Volumes 34-44 launch in 2021 ― Comixology announced on Tuesday that it and Kodansha Comics have released volumes 23-33 of Tadashi Agi and Shū Okimoto's The Drops of God (Kami no Shizuku) manga digitally in English for the first time. The companies will launch the final volumes (34-44) in 2021. Comic-Con International's YouTube channel will stream a Storytellers Across Media panel by Kodansha USA on O...
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Code:Realize ~Wintertide Miracles~ Switch Version Heads West in Early 2021

Winter-themed game's limited edition to bundle buttons, keychain ― Aksys Games announced on Tuesday that it will release the Nintendo Switch version of Otomate's Code:Realize ~Shirogane no Kiseki~ game in the West in early 2021. The release will have both a standard and limited-edition release. The limited-edition release will include five metal buttons with artwork, and a keychain of Cardian in a wi...

Tsukimichi -Moonlit Fantasy- 'Isekai Social Reform' Novel Gets TV Anime

Natsuki Hanae, Ayane Sakura, Akari Kitō star in 2021 C2C anime by Fairy Tail/Log Horizon helmer ― Kei Azumi's "alternate-world social reform fantasy" novel series Tsuki ga Michibiku Isekai Dōchū (Tsukimichi -Moonlit Fantasy- or literally, En Route on an Alternate World Guided by the Moon) is inspiring a television anime that will premiere next year on Tokyo MX, MBS, BS NTV, and other channels. The no...
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Kamen Rider Saber Film Opens With Kamen Rider Zero-One Film in December

Kamen Rider Saber series premiered on September 6 ― Toei began streaming a teaser trailer for both its Gekijō-ban Kamen Rider Zero-One and Kamen Rider Saber films on Sunday. The trailer reveals that the Kamen Rider Saber film will now open on December 18, in a double-feature with Gekijō-ban Kamen Rider Zero-One. Gekijō-ban Kamen Rider Zero-One was originally scheduled to open as a double-feature with...
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Heterogenia Linguistico's Salt Seno Launches New Manga in November

Shirazu no Sōnansei manga about search for knowledge in post-apocalyptic future ― The November issue of Shueisha's Ultra Jump magazine revealed on Saturday that Salt Seno will launch a new manga titled Shirazu no Sōnansei (Unknown Disaster Planet) in the magazine's December issue on November 19. The manga's first chapter will have a color page. The manga takes place in a future where most knowledge h...
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Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Film Tops Entire Global Box Office This Past Weekend

Film earned US$43.9 million, more than double of #2 film, China's My People, My Homeland ― The Box Office Mojo website reported on Monday that the Demon Slayer - Kimetsu no Yaiba – The Movie: Mugen Train (Kimetsu no Yaiba: Mugen Ressha-Hen) film had the highest opening weekend globally for the October 16-18 weekend. The film sold 3,424,930 tickets and earned 4,623,117,450 yen (about US$43.85 million)...
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Moyoco Anno's Memoirs of Amorous Gentlemen Manga Inspires Broadway Musical

Tony Award-winning Thoroughly Modern Millie choreographer Rob Ashford helms story set in Paris brothel a century ago ― Manga author Moyoco Anno's official Twitter account announced on Tuesday that her manga Memoirs of Amorous Gentlemen (Bikachō Shinshi Kaikoroku) is inspiring an American Broadway musical adaptation. Tony Award-winning stage director and choreographer Rob Ashford (Thoroughly Modern Mi...

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Poupelle of Chimney Town Anime Film's Trailer Unveils Cast, December 25 Opening

Masataka Kubota, Mana Ashida star in Studio 4°C adventure film ― The official website for Studio 4°C's anime film of Akihiro Nishino's Poupelle of Chimney Town (Entotsu-chō no Poupelle) picture book began streaming a trailer for the film on Tuesday. The trailer reveals the film's December 25 opening, and previews both the film's opening theme song "Halloween Party" by HYDE, and the anime's ending son...
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Demon Slayer Film Opens at #1, Violet Evergarden Film Sells Over 1 Million Tickets

Shin-chan ranks at #7, Doraemon at #10 ― The Demon Slayer - Kimetsu no Yaiba – The Movie: Mugen Train film for the Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba series opened at #1 at the Japanese box office. The film sold 3,424,930 tickets and earned 4,623,117,450 yen (about US$43.85 million) in Japan in its first three days. The film sold 910,507 tickets and earned over 1,268,724,700 yen (about US$12.03 million) ...
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LiSA Is 1st Artist in 7 Years to Top Weekly Singles, Album Charts Simultaneously

LiSA is also 1st female artist in 16 years to achieve feat ― LiSA's new single "Homura" (the theme song for the Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba - The Movie: Mugen Train film) and her new album LEO-NiNE both charted at #1 on Oricon's weekly single chart and weekly album charts for the October 12-18 week. This makes her the first artist to top both charts in the same week since Kis-My-Ft2's release of t...
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Digimon Adventure: ‒ Episode 20

Hollow as it is, the presentation of the last chunk of this episode is quite nice, and I like the touch of Agumon and Gabumon being the ones to reverently explain the significance of Angemon's Digitama.
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Inazuma Eleven SD Smartphone Game Shuts Down on December 1

Game launched in January after multiple delays ― The official website for the Inazuma Eleven franchise's Inazuma Eleven SD smartphone game announced on Monday that the game will shut down on December 1. Sales of paid in-game items stopped on Monday. The game will refund players for their unused "Inazuma Coin R" game currency after service ends. The game was originally slated for October 2019, but Lev...
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Fire Force ‒ Episode 40

There are no two-ways about it, though: “Mind Blown” is pretty much the opposite of mind-blowing, so far as the visuals are concerned.
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Wotakoi: Love is Hard for Otaku Anime's New Episode Unveils Visual, February 26 Launch

― The official website for the television anime of Fujita's Wotakoi: Love is Hard for Otaku (Otaku ni Koi wa Muzukashii) manga revealed that the limited edition of the manga's 10th volume, which is bundling the manga's second original anime disc, will launch on February 26, 2021. The website also unveiled a new visual for the new episode. Kodansha Comics is releasing the manga in English, and it des...
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Hiromasa Okujima Launches 2gether Manga in November

Manga adapts popular Thai boys love novel, live-action series ― Wani Books announced last Friday that Hiromasa Okujima will launch a manga adaptation of Thai author JittiRain's 2gether boys love novel on the News Crunch website in November. The novel's story centers on the relationship between Tine and Sarawat. Tine is being pursued by a gay schoolmate in college that he has no feelings for, and he e...
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Inuyasha and Kagome Endorse Rumiko Takahashi's MAO Manga

MAO's 6th compiled volume shipped on Friday ― Fans of Rumiko Takahashi's work may be pleasantly surprised to see some familiar faces show up in an ad for MAO, Takahashi's latest manga serial. Weekly Shonen Sunday released an ad to promote the latest MAO volume on Friday, in which the Inuyasha protagonists explain the premise of the story and offer their endorsement. "It's Rumiko-sensei's latest work!...
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Boruto: Naruto Next Generations ‒ Episode 170

As her daughter's Sharingan training becomes more grueling, Sakura begins to worry about the physical strain Sarada is placing on her body and frets over the possibility of her traveling down a similar path as Sasuke.
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Voice Actress Tomoyo Kurosawa Leaves Hospital After COVID-19 Treatment

Sound! Euphonium, Land of the Lustrous voice actress tested positive earlier this month ― Voice actress Tomoyo Kurosawa announced on Twitter on Monday that she was discharged from the hospital on Monday after treatment for the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19). She apologized for causing any concerns and expressed her gratitude to the medical staff. Kurosawa tested positive on a PCR test for COVID-1...
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Kowloon's Rhizome: A Day of the Fire Game Slated for Fall 2021

Game slated for PS4/Switch/PC with PS5 version in consideration ― The developers of the Kowloon's Rhizome: A Day of the Fire sequel game project to Zeque's Kowloon's Gate PlayStation game announced on Saturday that the game will launch for PlayStation 4, Switch, and PC in fall 2021, with a PlayStation 5 version in consideration. The developers also launched a Campfire crowdfunding campaign that seeks...
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Hestia Gives You Directions in Navigation App

The goddess Hestia has descended upon the modern mortal realm of smartphones, freeways, and motor vehicles. ― The goddess Hestia has descended upon the modern mortal realm of smartphones, freeways, and motor vehicles through a collaboration between Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? III and MAPLUS. As the navigation app's newest voice pack, the energetic and warm-hearted goddess is now...
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Love Live! Nijigasaki High School Idol Club ‒ SERIES PREMIERE

This does have the drawback of making a lot of the members feel generic right now – Kanata, Emma, and Shizuku just kind of exist in the background so far.
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Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity Game's Videos Preview Koroks, Yiga Clan

Koei Tecmo's Dynasty Warriors-style game launches on November 20 ― Nintendo began streaming new gameplay videos on Monday and last week for Koei Tecmo Games' Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity Nintendo Switch game. The trailers have both English and Japanese versions. The following video previews Koroks: English Japanese The following trailer previews the Yiga Clan: English Japanese The game is a seque...
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4 Ghibli Films' Revival Screenings Earned 2.62 Billion Yen

Theatrical anime screenings started in June ― Toho revealed on Wednesday that it and Studio Ghibli's revival screening campaign of four of the studio's movies has earned 2.62 billion yen (about US$24.85 million) as of the end of September. The screenings began in 396 theaters in Japan on June 26. The revival screenings showed Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind, Spirited Away, Princess Mononoke, and T...
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The Gymnastics Samurai ‒ SERIES PREMIERE

The Gymnastics Samurai carrying that kind of lovable feeling amongst all its eccentricities is definitely a feature, not a bug, of its particular presentation. This is the same writer who gave us Zombie Land Saga after all.
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Onee Chanbara Origin

You know what you're here for, and that's cutting monsters into chunky giblets and doing sick flips. ― Onee Chanbara Origin is a bit of a unique case to discuss as a game. In many ways it is perfectly serviceable – a game I had fun playing for the time I spent playing it. Is there any other metric to measure a game by, really? But by the same token, it is yet another third-person action game in a cro...
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futekiya Adds A Love to Light the Afterlife, The Puppy Dog Student Can't Ignore The Two-Faced Waiter Boys-Love Manga

Manga launch on October 30, 31, respectively ― Fantasista, Inc.'s futekiya boys-love manga subscription service announced on Monday that it has licensed two new titles from swamp for release in October. Title: A Love to Light the Afterlife (Kakuriyo ni Tomose Renjou) Creator: miyu Release Date: October 30 Summary: When an accident suddenly claims Chiaki's life, his best friend Sousuke is left to wall...
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Ranma 1/2 Gets New Nekohanten-themed Merch

Cologne and Shampoo's culinary establishment in Ranma 1/2 inspires mugs, t-shirts, and more. ― Nekohanten (or Cat Café), Cologne and Shampoo's culinary establishment in Ranma 1/2's fictional setting of Furinkan, is known by Furinkan locals for its delicious Japanese-Chinese cuisine as well as entertainment by way of the frequent martial-arts brawls that break out there. With its latest line of Nekoha...
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Warlords of Sigrdrifa ‒ Episodes 1-3

Warlords of Sigrdrifa is one of the most lavishly animated television anime productions of this year.

SAG-AFTRA Lists English Dub for Kuroko's Basketball Anime

Dub listed as "Netflix Dubbing Agreement" ― SAG-AFTRA began listing an English dub produced by Unforeseen Production Inc. for the Kuroko's Basketball anime in its database on Monday. SAG-AFTRA is listing the dub as a "Netflix Dubbing Agreement" with an "Active/Approved" signatory status. The first anime season based on Tadatoshi Fujimaki's manga aired from April-September 2012. The second season aire...
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Jujutsu Kaisen Gets Post-Credits Mini Anime

Segment debuted after credits of 3rd episode on Saturday ― The third episode of the television anime of Gege Akutami's Jujutsu Kaisen manga aired a post-credits anime short titled "Juju Sanpo" (Jujutsu Strolling) on Saturday. The new post-credits shorts segment will also appear on episode 4 and onward and focus on the daily lives of the main characters. The main anime series premiered on October 2, a...
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Moriarty the Patriot ‒ SERIES PREMIERE

After all, if Sherlock Holmes is the great consulting detective, then what can Moriarty be but his opposite, the great criminal?
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The Irregular at Magic High School: Visitor Arc ‒ SERIES PREMIERE

Lina is a character sorely needed in The Irregular at Magical High School: a person who is not only a match for Tatsuya in life or death combat but Miyuki in raw magical strength.
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Alice Gear Aegis Game Gets Original Video Anime in Summer 2021

Smartphone 3D shooter launched in January 2018 ― An official website opened on Monday to announce that COLOPL's Alice Gear Aegis smartphone game is getting an original video anime (OVA) adaptation. The OVA is slated to debut around summer 2021. People who purchase MegaHouse's Sitara Kaneshiya Desktop Army figure, Kotobukiya's Sugumi Kanagata Megami Device figure, or Max Factory's Yumi Yotsuya figma f...
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Horimiya TV Anime's Video Reveals More Cast

Seiichirō Yamashita, Yurie Kozakai join cast of January anime ― The official website for the television anime of Daisuke Hagiwara's Horimiya manga began streaming a new version of the anime's first promotional video on Monday. The video reveals and previews Seiichirō Yamashita as Toru Ishikawa and Yurie Kozakai as Yuki Yoshikawa. 第二弾PV(石川&由紀ver.)解禁!■キャスト#石川透:#山下誠一郎#吉川由紀:#小坂井祐莉絵 https://t.co/Q9lapYhCP...
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Dr. Ramune -Mysterious Disease Specialist- Anime Reveals Video, More Cast, Song

Kana Ueda, Nobuhiko Okamoto join cast of January anime ― The official website for the anime adaptation of Aho Toro's Dr. Ramune -Mysterious Disease Specialist- manga revealed the first promotional video, more cast, more staff, and the opening theme song on Monday. The new cast members, characters, and character descriptions from the anime's official English website are: Kana Ueda as Ayame, the former...

Demon Slayer Film Garners Japan's Biggest Weekday & Weekend Opening Ever

Film sells 3.4 million tickets, earns 4.62 billion yen in 1st 3 days ― Famitsu.com reported on Monday that the Demon Slayer - Kimetsu no Yaiba – The Movie: Mugen Train (Kimetsu no Yaiba: Mugen Ressha-Hen) film for the Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba series has sold 3,424,930 tickets and earned 4,623,117,450 yen (about US$43.85 million) in Japan in its first three days. The film sold 910,507 tickets an...

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2nd Date A Bullet Anime Film Unveils Trailer, Ending Song Artist

RinamooN sings ending "Precious" for November 13 film ― The official website for the two-part theatrical anime adaptation of Yuichiro Higashide's Date A Live Fragment: Date A Bullet spinoff novels began streaming a trailer on Monday for Date A Bullet: Nightmare or Queen, the second part in the project. The site also revealed the singer RinamooN is performing the second film's ending theme song "Preci...
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Demon Slayer Film Earns Upwards of US$30 Million in 1st 3 Days

Film surpasses opening weekend grosses of your name., Weathering With You ― Entertainment news website Deadline reported on Sunday that the Demon Slayer - Kimetsu no Yaiba – The Movie: Mugen Train (Kimetsu no Yaiba: Mugen Ressha-Hen) film for the Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba series has grossed more than US$30 million in Japan in its first three days, but clarified that the numbers were not final an...
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Bungo Stray Dogs Wan! Spinoff Anime Reveals 3 More Cast Members, Character Designs

Hiroshi Kamiya, Hiroyuki Kagura, Yu Shimamura return to franchise for January anime ― The official website for the television anime of Kanaineko's Bungo Stray Dogs Wan! (Bungo Stray Dogs Ruff!) spinoff manga for the Bungo Stray Dogs franchise revealed additional returning cast members for the series on Thursday. Hiroshi Kamiya as Ranpo Edogawa Hiroyuki Kagura as Kenji Miyazawa Yu Shimamura as Akiko Y...
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Nana Mizuki, Mamoru Miyano Sing Theme Songs for Levius Anime's TV Airing

Netflix anime premieres on TV in Japan in January 2021 ― The official website for the 3D CG anime series of Haruhisa Nakata's science-fiction boxing manga Levius revealed on Wednesday that the anime's television airing in Japan will feature new theme songs. Nana Mizuki is performing the opening theme song "Link or Chains," and Mamoru Miyano is performing the ending theme song "Beautiful Doll." The an...
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Haruhisa Nakata's Levius/est Manga Nears End

Manga inspired Netflix anime that premiered last year ― Manga creator Haruhisa Nakata stated on Twitter on Saturday that their Levius/est manga has entered its final volume of content starting with the most recent chapter. Shueisha's Ultra Jump magazine published the manga's 54th chapter on Saturday. Nakata launched Levius in Shogakukan's Monthly Ikki magazine in January 2013 but ended the series in ...
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Octopath Traveler Prequel Mobile Game's Trailer Previews Fame Story

Game launches on iOS, Android on October 28 in Japan ― Square Enix began streaming a main story preview trailer for Octopath Traveler Tairiku no Hasha (Octopath Traveler: Ruler of the Continent), a smartphone RPG prequel to its Octopath Traveler game, on Monday. The game will have three stories centered on those who have attained wealth, power, and fame. The video previews the storyline related to th...
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tMnR's If I Could Reach You Manga Ends

6th compiled volume shipped on March 18 ― tMnR's If I Could Reach You (Tatoe Todokanu Ito Da Toshitemo) manga ended in the December issue of Ichijinsha's Comic Yurihime magazine on Saturday. The November issue had teased last month that the manga would reach its climax in the December issue. Kodansha Comics began releasing the manga in September 2019 Kodansha Comics describes the series: Hopelessly i...
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Granblue Fantasy: Versus Fighting Game's New Video Previews Cagliostro, Reveals Yuel

Cagliostro arrives on Tuesday, Yuel in late December ― The official YouTube channel of the Granblue Fantasy franchise streamed a new promotional video on Sunday for Cygames and Arc System Works' Granblue Fantasy: Versus fighting game to preview the new character Cagliostro. Cagliostro will be the second character in the second character pass set, and will release on Tuesday. The video also reveals th...
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Shikkoku no Ziggy Manga Ends in November

Manga launched in September 2019, 2nd compiled volume shipped on August 19 ― The November issue of Shogakukan's Monthly Sunday GX magazine revealed on Saturday that Hajime Yamamura's Shikkoku no Ziggy (Jet Black Ziggy) manga will end in the magazine's December issue on November 19. Yamamura launched the manga in September 2019. The manga is set in a post-apocalyptic world overrun with violence, fear,...

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Precure Miracle Leap Film Previews Opening Song Sequence Online

Film about mysterious time loop opens on October 31 after COVID-19 delays ― The Eiga Precure Miracle Leap: Minna to Fushigi na 1-nichi (Everyone and the Mysterious One Day) anime film posted clips from the film's opening song sequence on Sunday. The video features the characters of the Star ☆ Twinkle Precure and Hugtto! Precure anime going on trips to Sukoyaka City — the home of the currently airing ...
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Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon ‒ SERIES PREMIERE

I don't know how much I care about Towa rescuing Setsuna's dreams from this Dream Butterfly, or whatever, but I definitely want Moroha to make some friends, and to kick some demon butt while she's at it.
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I'm Standing on 1,000,000 Lives. ‒ SERIES PREMIERE

The other distinctive element is Game Master, who could be the season's poster boy with his freaky half-headed appearance and odd habit of ending his sentences a syllable short.
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Assault Lily Bouquet ‒ SERIES PREMIERE

In fact, while there were whiffs of it in the first episode, by its second Assault Lily has gone all-in on presenting itself as one of those Class-S Yuri-shipping schoolgirl shows, but also with swordfights.
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Jujutsu Kaisen ‒ SERIES PREMIERE

I don't know who the hell that panda is from the OP and ED, but I want him (her?) to get as much screen time as possible, and also to be my best friend forever.
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Higurashi: When They Cry – GOU ‒ SERIES PREMIERE

"Deception" is the keyword here as all the prominent characters in this arc are playing a con game.
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Donuts Under a Crescent Moon's Shio Usui Launches New Manga in November

Onna Tomodachi to Kekkon Shitemita centers on close friends who decide to get married ― The December issue of Ichijinsha's Comic Yuri Hime magazine revealed on Saturday that Shio Usui will launch a new manga in the magazine titled Onna Tomodachi to Kekkon Shitemita (Trying Out Marriage to My Female Friend), starting in the January 2021 issue on November 18. The manga centers on two close friends who ...
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Dr. Stone's Boichi to Draw 2-Chapter Manga in Young Magazine

― This year's 47th issue of Kodansha's Weekly Young Magazine announced on Saturday that manga creator Boichi will draw a new two-chapter manga in the magazine starting in the 48th issue on October 26. The two-chapter manga is titled "Kare wa Soko ni Ita" (He Was There). The manga takes place in the far off future and centers on a driver of a large truck who has a secret that he can't tell anyone. Bo...

I'm Standing on a Million Lives Manga Sales Jump 11 Times With TV Anime

Anime premiered on October 2 Mainichi Shimbun's Mantan Web reported on Thursday that after the television anime of Naoki Yamakawa and Akinari Nao's I'm Standing on a Million Lives (100-Man no Inochi no Ue ni Ore wa Tatteiru) manga debuted earlier this month in Japan, the manga's sales jumped 11 times. The series premiered on Tokyo MX on October 2. The anime finished production of all 12 episodes th...

'Science Fell in Love, So I Tried to Prove it' Anime Gets 2nd Season

1st anime season premiered in January with Crunchyroll streaming ― Manga creator Alifred Yamamoto announced on Twitter on Saturday that the television anime adaptation of their Science Fell in Love, So I Tried to Prove it (Rikei ga Koi ni Ochita no de Shōmei Shite Mita) manga is getting a second season. The franchise is having an event on Saturday in Tokyo. Yamamoto posted an image to commemorate the...
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The Twelve Kingdoms ‒ Episodes 34-36

The Twelve Kingdoms has certainly never been unwilling to discuss politics. But what sets it aside from so many other high fantasy series mired in court politics is its insistence on examining power from a ground level perspective.

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Fire Force ‒ Episode 39

In other words, it is gloriously dumb, which is my favorite mode for Fire Force to be working in, nine times out of ten.
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Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? III ‒ SEASON PREMIERE

To say that Wiene's existence constitutes a complete upheaval of the truths of the world isn't much of an exaggeration.
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Haikyu!! To The Top ‒ SEASON PREMIERE

You know what's great about Haikyu? That I've read past the arc the anime is currently on but I'm just as nervous every episode as if I hadn't.
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Akudama Drive ‒ SERIES PREMIERE

What do you get when you cross five super criminals, two not-so-super criminals, a whole lot of neon lighting, and a talking cat!?!
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Maison Ikkoku Featured in American Singer-Songwriter Norah Jones' Latest Music Video

The American singer-songwriter Norah Jones' latest music video is a collaboration with Rumiko Takahashi's Maison Ikkoku series. Titled "I'm Alive", the music video was released on Blue Note Records' YouTube channel on Friday. The music video commemorates the release of the digital deluxe version of Jones' album Pick Me Up Off the Floor , which includes the song "I'm Alive." Maison Ikkoku was chose...
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Wandering Witch - The Journey of Elaina - SERIES PREMIERE

Whether that discomfort is haunting in a good or bad way will likely decide whether you'll want to continue with Wandering Witch or not.
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Rocket Panda Games Announces Phantom Breaker: Omnia Game for PS4, Xbox One, Switch, PC in 2021

Trailer previews updated 2D fighting game, theme song by Eir Aoi ― Rocket Panda Games announced the Phantom Breaker: Omnia 2D fighting game, an update of MAGES.' Phantom Breaker: Extra game, on Thursday. The game will launch worldwide for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC via Steam in 2021. The official YouTube channel for PlayStation began streaming an announcement trailer, and the vi...

Viz to Release Fist of the North Star, No. 5, Sensor, Mashle, Undead Unluck, Yakuza Lover Manga in Summer 2021

Also: Kirby Manga Mania, Disney Bento: Fun Recipes for Lunchtime ― Viz Media announced on Twitter on Friday eight new title releases including Buronson and Tetsuo Hara's Fist of the North Star manga. Viz will begin publishing Fist of the North Star digitally and physically in hardcover editions in summer 2021. The hardcover books will include color pages. Viz will also begin publishing the following ...
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Magatsu Wahrheit Smartphone Game Launches Worldwide This Month

Game's TV anime premiered on October 13 ― Mobimon announced on Thursday that it has licensed KLab's Magatsu Wahrheit smartphone role-playing game for global release. The game is slated to launch this October. Pre-registration is available, and a campaign is offering in-game rewards depending on how many people pre-register. Mobimon describes the game: “In this world, filled with light. Despair” Ten b...
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Microsoft Announces 30 Launch-Day Games for Xbox Series X/S Consoles

― Microsoft announced 30 launch titles for its Xbox Series X console and Xbox Series S console on Thursday. The following optimized games will be available for the consoles on November 10: Assassin's Creed Valhalla Borderlands 3 Bright Memory 1.0 Cuisine Royale Dead by Daylight Devil May Cry 5: Special Edition DIRT 5 Enlisted Evergate The Falconeer Fortnite Forza Horizon 4 Gears 5 Gears Tactics Grou...
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North American Anime, Manga Releases, October 11-17

ID: Invaded, Kakuriyo anime; Blue Period, Cutie and the Beast manga ship ― Anime Releases Title Publisher Suggested Retail Price Date Boruto: Naruto Next Generations Set 7 BDPlease Viz Media US$44.98 October 13 Boruto: Naruto Next Generations Set 7 DVDCite Viz Media US$39.99 October 13 ID: Invaded BD/DVDAnimeNewsNetwork Funimation US$64.98 October 13 ID: Invaded Limited Edition BD/DVDPlease Funimatio...
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Koji Yusa, Yu Kobayashi Join Cast of EX-ARM Anime

TV anime premieres in January ― This year's 46th issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine revealed two more cast members on Saturday for the television anime of Shinya Komi and HiRock's EX-ARM manga. Koji Yusa as Shūichi Natsume Yu Kobayashi as Sōma Previously announced cast members include: Sōma Saitō as Akira Natsume Mikako Komatsu as Minami Uezono Akari Kitō as Arma Daisuke Namikawa as Sous...
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PlayStation 5 Console's Promo Video Previews User Interface

PS5 launches on November 12 in U.S., Japan, Canada, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, South Korea ― Sony began streaming a "user experience" promotional video for the PlayStation 5 on Thursday. The English-language video previews the console's user interface and includes subtitles in English, French, German, Italian, Polish, Portuguese (Brazil), Russian, Spanish, Spanish (Mexico), and Ukrainian. The vi...
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Kodansha Comics to Publish Simulpub Manga Chapters on ComiXology

― Kodansha Comics announced on Monday that starting this month, it will release new chapters of ongoing simulpub manga on the ComiXology service on the same day that it releases the chapters on other platforms. Additionally, ComiXology Unlimited subscribers can now read more manga from Kodansha comics without additional cost. Some of the manga that Kodansha Comics publishes simultaneously in English...
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Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Anime Casts Akira Ishida

New Demon Slayer - Kimetsu no Yaiba – The Movie: Mugen Train opened in Japan on Friday ― Warning: This article contains spoilers for the Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba manga and the Demon Slayer – Kimetsu no Yaiba – The Movie: Mugen Train anime film. Pamphlets sold at theaters in Japan for the Demon Slayer - Kimetsu no Yaiba – The Movie: Mugen Train (Kimetsu no Yaiba: Mugen Ressha-Hen) film revealed ...
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Kakao Games to Release Cygames' World Flipper Smartphone Game in N. America, Europe, Southeast Asia

Action game with "pinball-like" gameplay launched in Japan in November 2019 ― South Korean-based Kakao Games announced on Friday that it will release Cygames' World Flipper smartphone game in North America, Europe, Southeast Asia, and South Korea next year. Kakao Games previously released Cygames' Princess Connect! Re:Dive game in South Korea. Kakao Games describes the game: World Flipper is an actio...
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Umihara Kawase Fresh! Game Gets English PS4 Release on October 30

Nicalis streams trailer for PS4 version of Success' game ― Nicalis, Inc. announced on Thursday that it will release the PlayStation 4 version of Success' Umihara Kawase Fresh! game physically and digitally in English on October 30. The game launched on April 23 in Japan. Umihara Kawase Fresh! shipped in Japan for the Nintendo Switch in April 2019. Nicalis released the Switch game in North America and...
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Japan's Video Game Rankings, October 5-11

FIFA 21 debuts at #1 ― Japan's Game Ranking: October 5-11 Rank System Title Publisher Release Date Weekly Copies Total Copies 1PS4FIFA 21 Electronic Arts October 9 39,152 39,152 2NSwAnimal Crossing: New Horizons Nintendo March 20 37,544 5,828,121 3NSwRing Fit Adventure Nintendo October 18, 2019 33,502 1,668,843 4NSwSuper Mario 3D All-Stars Nintendo September 18 22,027 330,248 5NSwMario Kart 8 Deluxe ...
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Japanese Animation TV Ranking, October 5-11

Demon Slayer compilation film earns 16.7%, 1st live-action The Way of the Househusband episode earns 11.8% ― The 2007 animated film Nezumi Monogatari - George to Gerald no Bōken aired on NHK-E on Sunday, October 11 at 3:50 p.m., and it earned a 0.7% rating. The premiere episode of the live-action series of Kousuke Oono's The Way of the Househusband (Gokushufudō) manga aired on NTV on Sunday, October ...

PSN Store Disables Purchases of PS3, PSP, Vita Games on Browser, Mobile App

Games still available to purchase directly through respective platforms, PS4 ― Sony announced via an email to PlayStation Network service subscribers on Thursday that PlayStation 3, PlayStation Portable, and PlayStation Vita games, as well as Apps, Themes, and Avatars will no longer be available to buy when accessing the PSN Store service through a web browser or the service's mobile app. Sony is als...
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Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends & the Secret Fairy Game Launches in the West in January

PS4, Switch, PS5, PC game launches in N. America on January 26, Europe on January 29 ― Koei Tecmo announced on Thursday that Gust's Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends & the Secret Fairy game will launch in North America on January 26, 2021 for PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, PC via Steam, and digitally on PlayStation 5. The game will launch in Europe on January 29. Customers who purchase the PS4 version wi...
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Zoids Wild Senki Net Anime Posts Trailer

CG battle anime debuts online on Saturday ― Takara Tomy began streaming a trailer for Zoids Wild Senki (Chronicle of Zoids Wild War), a new battle CG anime based on the Zoids Wild franchise, on October 9. The first episode the anime will debut on the official YouTube channel for Shogakukan's Coro Coro Comics magazine, as well as on Takara Tomy's official YouTube channel, on Saturday. Takara Tomy anno...
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Sleepy Princess in the Demon Castle Anime Casts Kishō Taniyama, Shinichiro Miki

Anime premiered on October 5 ― The official website for the television anime of Kagiji Kumanomata's Sleepy Princess in the Demon Castle (Maōjō de Oyasumi) manga revealed two additional cast members on Thursday. Kishō Taniyama will play Hades (left in image below), and Shinichiro Miki will play Hypnos (Suima, right in image below). The anime premiered on TV Tokyo on October 5. Funimation is streaming ...
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