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Not-Sew-Wicked Stepmom Volumes 1-3 Manhwa Review

Even when a rival rears her head, author Iru knows how to handle it without making it feel like too much of a retread of manhwa's greatest hits, and it's just a very well-put-together story overall. ― Not-Sew-Wicked Stepmom has an odd history in English. Some years ago, Korean novel translators WordExcerpt released the source novel as I'm Only a Stepmother, but my Daughter is Just Too Cute! as both a...
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Fairy Princess Minky Momo Episodes 47-63 Anime Series Review

Minky Momo is dead. Long live Minky Momo. ― Minky Momo is dead. Long live Minky Momo. After episode forty-six scarred children of Japan with the magical girl's death via truck, the series still had seventeen episodes to go, well beyond the original slated episode count of fifty. That means that the writers had to figure something out relatively quickly – should the focus be on Momo growing up as the ...
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Just Like Mona Lisa Volume 1 Manga Review

Tsumuji Yoshimura's romance drama centers on non-binary Hinase, a teen who has no gender in a world where most people choose by age 12. ― My ex once described gender as soup—it's fluid, can swirl all over the place, and can be enjoyed at one's leisure. However, depending on how you approach it, it can also be exceedingly messy. We unfortunately live in a world where many people fail to understand wha...
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This Week in Games - How to Accumulate Karma

The best way is through cannibalism! (Well, at least according to Shin Megami Tensei: Digital Devil Saga it is.) ― Welcome back, folks! This past week saw the 21st anniversary of Boktai: The Sun Is In Your Hands!. My long-time readers know I have a ton of love for those games, having grown up with them and sunk my teeth into them long before I ever played a Metal Gear Solid game (fitting, since Hideo...
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Unholy Blood Volumes 1-2 Manhwa Review

With attractive art, a couple of good moments of humor, and a decent take on vampire lore, this is a series that's worth checking out – especially if it keeps getting stronger as it goes on. ― There are vampires, and there are vampires, something most lore agrees on. That means there are two distinct types of bloodsucker in plenty of vampire mythos: the original ones, who may well have been born that...
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This Week in Anime - Caught Up in this Season's Whirlwind of Romance Anime

This week, Lucas and Nick sit down to talk about the surprisingly vast number of romance anime this season—and struggle to decide which are actually worth watching. ― This week, Lucas and Nick sit down to talk about the surprisingly vast number of romance anime this season—and struggle to decide which are actually worth watching. Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed by the participants in th...
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SPYxFAMILY OPERATION: BIG Giveaway

Amidst the expectant, and excited chatter of the packed Main Events Hall at Anime Expo, threezero's SPYxFAMILY FigZero action figures took center stage and ANN is giving away three to lucky readers! ― Amidst the expectant, and excited chatter of the packed Main Events Hall at Anime Expo, threezero's SPYxFAMILY FigZero action figures took center stage. The SPYxFAMILY panel that was about to happen fe...
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Hell Teacher: Jigoku Sensei Nube Manga Gets New Anime in 2025

Anime will feature updated setting, "modern update" for students of Class 5-3 ― Shueisha announced on Sunday that Takeshi Okano and Sho Makura's Jigoku Sensei Nube manga is getting a new anime project in 2025. Shueisha also revealed a teaser visual as well as a promotional video for the project. The below visual video features the English title Hell Teacher: Jigoku Sensei Nube. The manga will also ge...

Dragon Ball Daima Anime's Trailer Reveals October Premiere Date

New visual also unveiled ― Toei Animation unveiled a new trailer and visual for the Dragon Ball Daima anime series on Friday. The trailer reveals the anime's October premiere date on Fuji TV. Masako Nozawa is returning to voice Son Goku. Yoshitaka Yashima (animation director on Dragon Ball Super, Digimon franchise) and Aya Komaki (One Piece series director, episode director on Marie & Gali) are servi...

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Fate/Extra Record Game Streams Sneak Peek Video, to Reveal New Information on August 4

Remake of Fate/Extra game first announced in 2020 ― The official YouTube channel of Type-Moon studio BB, the Type-Moon game and story development circle's latest game studio, started streaming a "Sneak Peek" video for its Fate/Extra Record game, the remake of Marvelous Entertainment's Fate/Extra PlayStation Portable game, on Monday. The video revealed that staff will reveal new information about the ...
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'Toradora!,' Reincarnated as a Sword, Perfect Blue, More Get English Audiobooks in August

Seven Seas also launches The Condemned Villainess Goes Back in Time and Aims to Become the Ultimate Villain, The Evil Queen's Beautiful Principles audiobooks ― Seven Seas Entertainment announced on Thursday that it will release the following English audiobook adaptations of Japanese light novels: Title: Toradora! Creator(s): Yuyuko Takemiya and Yasu Narrator: Cassandra Lee Morris Release date: August...
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Tekken 8 Game Adds DLC Character Heihachi Mishima in Fall

Game also reveals collaboration with Nike ― Bandai Namco Entertainment announced that it will add the third DLC character Heihachi Mishima for its Tekken 8 game this fall. The company first announced the new character at the EVO 2024 event in Las Vegas on Sunday, and also started streaming a character trailer. English version Japanese version Bandai Namco Entertainment also revealed the Tekken 8 game...
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Guilty Gear Strive Game Adds Cyberpunk: Edgerunners' Lucy, New Character, New Battle Mode in Season 4

Arc System Works also adds new stages, new color, new playable characters on July 22 ― Arc System Works revealed in a teaser trailer for season 4 of the Guilty Gear -Strive- fighting game on Sunday that the game will add Cyberpunk: Edgerunners character Lucy as a playable character along with a new character named Unika, and returning characters Dizzy and Venom. The teaser also previews the "TEAM OF ...
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Granblue Fantasy Versus: Rising Fighting Game Adds DLC Characters Vikala, Sandalphon

Sandalphon joins game in Character Pass 2 ― Cygames announced on Sunday that it will add Vikala as a playable character to its Granblue Fantasy Versus: Rising fighting game in October as the final character in Character Pass 1. The company also announced Character Pass 2 will include Sandalphon as a playable character. The character trailer for newly announced character Versusia previews Vikala. Cyga...
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Toyotaro Details How Involved Akira Toriyama Was in Dragon Ball Super Manga

Legendary manga creator helped flesh out character personalities & designs ― One of the greatest anime and manga franchises is undoubtedly Dragon Ball created by Akira Toriyama in 1984. Since stepping away from the manga after an 11-year run, Toriyama has contributed to numerous Dragon Ball projects, including the manga adaptation of the anime sequel Dragon Ball Super. But how involved was Toriyama i...
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Street Fighter 6 Game Unveils Teaser Trailer for Terry Bogard

Fatal Fury character joins Street Fighter 6 this fall ― Capcom revealed a new teaser trailer for Terry Bogard, the new DLC character for its Street Fighter 6 game, during the EVO fighting game tournament on Sunday. The character is debuting in the game this fall. English version: Japanese version: Terry Bogard is a crossover character from SNK's Fatal Fury fighting game series, and is the second char...
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Silent Hill: The Short Message Developer Hexadrive Announces New Horror Game

Niraya of ■■ slated for Q4 2025 Silent Hill: The Short Message developer Hexadrive announced a new horror game titled Niraya of ■■ (■■ no Niraya) for the PC via Steam with a teaser trailer on July 18. The game is scheduled for the fourth quarter of 2025. The company describes the game: "Niraya of ■■" is a Japanese horror game inspired by the Buddhist beliefs of the Kamakura period. The game focuses...
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New Blue Exorcist Anime Debuts Yukio Okumura Character Video

Jun Fukuyama voices Yukio Okumura ― Aniplex began streaming a new character promotional video for the Blue Exorcist: Beyond the Snow Saga (Ao no Exorcist: Yuki no Hate-hen) anime to introduce Yukio Okumura on Saturday. The anime stars Nobuhiko Okamoto as Rin Okumura and Jun Fukuyama as Yukio Okumura. The cast includes: Ayahi Takagaki as Kuro Daisuke Ono as Arthur A. Angel Eri Kitamura as Izumo Kamiki...
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Mission: Yozakura Family Anime Unveils 2 More Cast, New Credit-less Opening Video

fripSide featuring Yoshino Nanjō's 'Secret Operation' opening song debuted in anime's 16th episode on Sunday ― The official website for the anime of Hitsuji Gondaira's Mission: Yozakura Family (Yozakura-san Chi no Daisakusen) manga announces two new cast members on Saturday and Sunday. The anime's staff also started streaming the credit-less opening video featuring the new theme song "Secret Operatio...
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Loner Life in Another World Anime Reveals 1st Video, More Cast, Theme Song Artists

Yoshino performs 'ODD NUMBER' opening, Kujiragi performs 'Hello to Goodbye' ending ― 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 first full promotional video, first key visual, more cast, and the theme songs and artists on Sunday. Yoshino will perform the opening theme song "ODD NUMBER," which ...
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A Journey Through Another World: Raising Kids While Adventuring #4 [rate]
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Narenare -Cheer for you!- #3 [rate]
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'The Most Notorious 'Talker' Runs the World's Greatest Clan' Anime Reveals More Cast

Takehito Koyasu, Shunsuke Sakuya, Yu Wakui join cast of October anime ― Gree Entertainment revealed more cast members for the television anime of 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 in a new trailer (subtitled in Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, English, and Japanese) on ...
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Not-Sew-Wicked Stepmom Volumes 1-3 Manhwa Review

Even when a rival rears her head, author Iru knows how to handle it without making it feel like too much of a retread of manhwa's greatest hits, and it's just a very well-put-together story overall. ― Not-Sew-Wicked Stepmom has an odd history in English. Some years ago, Korean novel translators WordExcerpt released the source novel as I'm Only a Stepmother, but my Daughter is Just Too Cute! as both a...
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VTuber Legend: How I Went Viral after Forgetting to Turn Off My Stream #3 [rate]
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My Deer Friend Nokotan #3 [rate]
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Tower of God #3 [rate]
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Headhunted to Another World: From Salaryman to Big Four! Manga Gets TV Anime in 2025

Yūki Ono, Konomi Kohara, Akio Ōtsuka star in anime from GEEKTOYS, CompTown ― A website opened on Sunday to announce that a television anime adaptation of Benigashira and Muramitsu's Headhunted to Another World: From Salaryman to Big Four! (Salaryman ga Isekai ni Ittara Shitennō ni Natta Hanashi) manga has been green-lit for next year. Seven Seas published the manga in English, and it describes the st...
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Too Many Losing Heroines! Anime Casts Chiwa Saito

Series' opening video, character video for Remon Yakishio also revealed ― The official website for the television anime of Takibi Amamori and Imigimuru's Make Heroine ga Ooisugiru! (Too Many Losing Heroines!) light novel series revealed a new cast member, a character video, and the series' opening video on Sunday. Opening Video Character Video for Remon Yakishio Chiwa Saito will voice the new charact...
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Chibi Maruko-chan #1440 [rate]
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Nukitashi The Animation Series Reveals Main Staff, Character Visuals

Vampire Dormitory director Nobuyoshi Nagayama helms anime at Passione ― Kadokawa revealed on Sunday the main staff and character visuals for Nukitashi the Animation, the anime adaptation of Qruppo's adult visual novel adventure game Nuki-Gee Mitai na Shima ni Sunderu Hinnyū (Watashi) wa Dō Surya Ii Desuka? (What's a Flat-Chested Girl Like Me to Do on an Island Straight Out of a Porn Game? or Nukitash...
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Wistoria: Wand and Sword #3 [rate]
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Wistoria: Wand and Sword, Fairy Tail: 100 Years Quest Anime, Tower of God Season 2's English Dubs Stream on July 21

Crunchyroll reveals English dub cast, staff for all 3 titles ― Crunchyroll announced on Friday and Saturday that the English dubs for the television anime adaptation of Fujino Ōmori and Toshi Aoi's Wistoria: Wand and Sword (Tsue to Tsurugi no Wistoria) manga, the second season the Tower of God anime, and the television anime of Hiro Mashima and Atsuo Ueda's Fairy Tail: 100 Years Quest sequel manga w...
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Fairy Tail: 100 Years Quest #3 [rate]
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Mission: Yozakura Family #16 [rate]
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Live-Action Golden Kamuy Series Reveals 7 More Cast, Trailer Video, October 6 Debut

9-episode series is titled Golden Kamuy -Hokkaido Irezumi Shūjin Sōdatsu-hen- ― The official X (formerly Twitter) account for the live-action film of Satoru Noda's Golden Kamuy manga revealed more cast, the trailer video, and the October 6 premiere of the manga's live-action series adaptation titled Golden Kamuy -Hokkaido Irezumi Shūjin Sōdatsu-hen- (Golden Kamuy: The Battle for the Hokkaido Tattooed...
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Chained Soldier Anime's 2nd Season Reveals New Staff, Studio

Masafumi Tamura directs new season at Passione ― The official website for the second season of the television anime of writer Takahiro and artist Yōhei Takemura's Chained Soldier (Mato Seihei no Slave or literally, Slave of the Magic Capital's Elite Troops) manga revealed on Saturday that the new season will have a new staff and anime studio. Masafumi Tamura (The World's Finest Assassin, Ange Vierge,...
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Granblue Fantasy Versus: Rising Fighting Game Reveals DLC Character Versusia

Character to join game in Version 1.50 patch ― Cygames announced on Saturday that it will add Versusia as a playable character to its Granblue Fantasy Versus: Rising fighting game in the game's Version 1.50 patch on August 20. Elizabeth Maxwell and Maki Kawase voice the character. Cygames' playable demo of the game at the EVO 2024 event this weekend includes new balances for Gran and Lucilius, and Ve...
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King of Fighters XV Game Adds Mature, Vice in December

2 characters will launch simultaneously as special DLC characters ― SNK revealed on Sunday in a video that it will release "special DLC characters" Vice and Mature in its The King of Fighters XV game simultaneously in December 2024. SNK released the The King of Fighters XV game on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Windows 10, Steam, and the Epic Games Store in February 2022. SNK delayed ...

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'Stop! Manga Piracy' Campaign Prints Thank You Ads in Newspapers in 4 Countries

However, the fight to eliminate manga piracy still goes on ― Since the widespread adoption of high-speed Internet, Japanese publishers have been working to prevent their manga from being distributed on piracy websites. The efforts have yielded mixed results, including when those publishers banded together for the “Stop! Manga Piracy” campaign in 2019. Still, the publishers do acknowledge readers who ...
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Fatal Fury: City of the Wolves Game Adds Kevin Rian to Lineup

Fighting game launches in early 2025 for PS5/4, Xbox Series X|S, PC ― SNK announced on Sunday that Kevin Rian will join the lineup for its upcoming new fighting game Fatal Fury City of the Wolves. Akihiro Sakata and Jonah Scott voice the character. English Japanese Other returning characters include Terry Bogard, Rock Howard, Tizoc, Hotaru Futaba, Marco Rodrigues, and B. Jenet. The game also includes...
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SNK vs. Capcom SVC Chaos Fighting Game Launches on Switch, PS4, PC

Arcade game originally launched in 2003 ― SNK announced on Sunday that it will release the SNK vs. Capcom SVC Chaos fighting game for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and PC via GOG.com on Monday. The game launched on PC via Steam on Sunday. The game released in arcades in 2003. Capcom and SNK once collaborated on a series of crossover games consisting of three card-based video games and three fightin...
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Uzuki Launches in Under Night In-Birth II Sys:Celes Fighting Game on July 25

Ogre, Izumi also revealed as DLC characters releasing in 2025 ― Arc System Works revealed in a new video on Sunday that it will release the DLC character Uzuki for Under Night In-Birth II Sys:Celes, the newest installment in French Bread's original Under Night In-Birth 2D fighting game series, on July 25. The character has a trial at the EVO 2024 event this weekend. The video also reveals that Ogre w...

Hell Teacher: Jigoku Sensei Nube Manga Gets New Anime in 2025

Anime will feature updated setting, "modern update" for students of Class 5-3 ― Shueisha announced on Sunday that Takeshi Okano and Sho Makura's Jigoku Sensei Nube manga is getting a new anime project in 2025. Shueisha also revealed a teaser visual as well as a promotional video for the project. The below visual video features the English title Hell Teacher: Jigoku Sensei Nube. The manga will also ge...
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Wonderful Precure! #25 [rate]
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Demon Lord 2099 Anime Reveals More Cast

Daisuke Namikawa, Masaya Matsukaze, Shizuka Ito join cast of fall anime ― The staff for the anime of author Daigo Murasaki and illustrator Kureta's Demon Lord 2099 (Maou 2099) light novel series announced three more cast members on Saturday. Daisuke Namikawa plays legendary hero Graham, who became dispirited after being blessed with immortality. Masaya Matsukaze plays demon lord Marcus, who specializ...
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Yatagarasu: The Raven Does Not Choose Its Master #14 [rate]
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Yuri Hub Announces Ayu Inui's Threads of Me and You Manga Simulpub

Chapter 1 published on July 10 ― The Yuri Hub yuri manga service announced on July 10 it will simulpub Ayu Inui's new manga series Threads of Me and You (Matō Kimi, Hokorobu Watashi). The first chapter published in English on July 12, on the same day as the Japanese release. Chapter 4 will be released on the same day as the Japanese release again. The series is available on Renta!. Yuri Hub describes...
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Shoshimin: How to become Ordinary #3 [rate]
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Makeine: Too Many Losing Heroines! #2 [rate]
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ATRI: My Dear Moments #2 [rate]
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The Fable #16 [rate]

New Samurai Shodown, Art of Fighting Games in Development

SNK posts 'urgent recruitment' notice for both ― Joshua Weatherford revealed during game development studio SNK's panel at EVO 2024 on Friday that a new Samurai Shodown action RPG is in development as well as a new Art of Fighting game. Weatherford stated regarding the new Art of Fighting game that "you're going to see South Town in its full 70s glory brawling again." He stated regarding Samurai Shod...
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Japan's Video Game Rankings, July 8-14

Luigi's Mansion 2 HD stays at #1 in 3rd week ― Japan's Game Ranking: July 8-14 Rank System Title Publisher Release Date Weekly Copies Total Copies 1NSwLuigi's Mansion 2 HD Nintendo June 27 16,425 138,678 2NSwAce Combat 7: Skies Unknown Deluxe Edition Bandai Namco Entertainment July 11 14,322 14,322 3NSwMario Kart 8 Deluxe Nintendo April 28, 2017 8,391 5,900,715 4NSwAnimal Crossing: New Horizons Ninte...
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Fairy Princess Minky Momo Episodes 47-63 Anime Series Review

Minky Momo is dead. Long live Minky Momo. ― Minky Momo is dead. Long live Minky Momo. After episode forty-six scarred children of Japan with the magical girl's death via truck, the series still had seventeen episodes to go, well beyond the original slated episode count of fifty. That means that the writers had to figure something out relatively quickly – should the focus be on Momo growing up as the ...
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The Elusive Samurai #3 [rate]
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Sakuna: Of Rice And Ruin #3 [rate]
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Why Does Nobody Remember Me in This World? #2 [rate]
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My Wife Has No Emotion #4 [rate]
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Plus-Sized Elf #3 [rate]
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MONOGATARI Series: OFF & MONSTER Season #3 [rate]
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Japanese Animation TV Ranking, July 8-14

Kinnikuman: Perfect Origin Arc anime earns 2.3% rating ― The debut episode of the live-action series of Satoru Hiura's Saionji-san wa Kaji o Shinai (No domestic work for Ms. Saionji) manga aired on TBS on Tuesday, July 9 at 10:00 p.m. and it earned a 7.3% rating. The third live-action film adaptation of Yasuhisa Hara's Kingdom manga aired on NTV on Friday, July 12 at 9:00 p.m. and earned a 9.3% rati...
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A Nobody's Way Up to an Exploration Hero #4 [rate]
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Dahlia in Bloom: Crafting a Fresh Start With Magical Tools #3 [rate]
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Death end re;Quest Code Z Game's 5-Minute Promo Video Streamed

Game launches in Japan on September 19, in English in 2025 ― Compile Heart began streaming a five-minute promotional movie on Friday for the Death end re;Quest Code Z game. The video introduces the characters and outlines the story. The game takes place between the first and second numbered games in the franchise. Idea Factory International will release the game physically and digitally on Nintendo S...
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Case Closed #1130 [rate]
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Tales of Wedding Rings Manga Ends on August 23 (Updated)

Manga launched in 2014; anime adaptation gets 2nd season ― Update on July 20: Monthly Big Gangan announced on X/Twitter on July 20 that the manga will instead end in the September issue on August 23, instead of the August issue on July 25 as it had previously announced. Square Enix apologized for the mistake. ANN's original article is below. The July issue of Square Enix's Monthly Big Gangan magazine...
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Arc System Works Reveals River City Saga: Three Kingdoms Next Game

Game launches on November 7 for Switch, PS4, PC via Steam ― Arc System Works revealed on Saturday that it is developing the River City Saga: Three Kingdoms Next (Downtown Special Kunio-kun no Sangokushi da yo Maninonrei!!) game and will release the game for Nintendo Switch, PC via Steam, and PlayStation 4 on November 7. Arc System Works describes the game: Follow the wild antics of over 100 River Cit...
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My Hero Academia #149 [rate]
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Inti Creates Reveals Divine Dynamo Flamefrit 2D Action Game

Game that started as April Fool's Day joke will release this winter ― Inti Creates revealed at the BitSummit Drift event on Friday that it is developing the Divine Dynamo Flamefrit game and will release the game in winter 2024 for Nintendo Switch, PC via Steam, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S. Inti Creates describes the game: "Divine Dynamo Flamefrit" is a 2D action game i...
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Rika Suzuki, Kohske's Dark Auction: Hitler's Estate Game Delayed to 2025

Game was originally slated to launch on Switch, Steam in 2024 in Japanese, English ― The official X/Twitter account for Dark Auction - Hitler no Isan (Dark Auction - Hitler's Legacy), a new mystery adventure game by Gangsta. manga creator Kohske and Trace Memory/Hotel Dusk: Room 215 writer Rika Suzuki, announced on Friday that the game is delayed to 2025. The game was previously scheduled to launch f...

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Sanrio Collabs With Horror Manga Maestro Junji Ito

The icons of cute & horror meet for a horrifically cute collaboration ― When it comes to modern horror manga, Junji Ito is legendary for his blending of body horror, psychological horror, and traditional Japanese horror. On top of this, he embeds an element of cute into some of his character designs – as the Japanese would say, kimokawaii (a portmanteau of the Japanese words for creepy and cute). Wha...
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Shadowverse Flame: Arc-hen #89 [rate]
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Code Geass: Rozé of the Recapture Anime's Promo Video Previews 4th, Final Part

Film premieres on August 2, gets screenings with cast in attendance on August 3 ― The staff for the four-part Code Geass: Rozé of the Recapture (originally titled Gode Geass: Z of the Recapture, or Dakkan no Zetto) anime project unveiled a promotional video for the fourth and final part on Saturday: The anime's fourth part will premiere on August 2. There will be screenings with cast members in atten...
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Cardfight!! Vanguard Divinez #3 [rate]
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Final Fantasy XIV Game Launches Collaboration with Gong cha for Exclusive Bubble Tea Keychains, Porxie King Mount

Bubble tea collaboration runs from July 17-August 28 ― The Final Fantasy XIV MMORPG recently launched its latest expansion "Dawntrail." With its release, Square Enix has also been working with other companies to craft collaborations for Warriors of Light to obtain exclusive physical and digital items. The series is no stranger to collaborations, having partnered with Grubhub for the Eat Pizza emote, ...
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Keiko Nishi Launches Sayonara Gohan Manga on August 5

Nishi launches story of an old man reminiscing his gourmet life ― This year's 15th issue of Shogakukan's Big Comic Original magazine revealed on Saturday that Keiko Nishi will launch a new manga titled Sayonara Gohan (Goodbye Meal) in the magazine's next issue on August 5. The manga tells the story of a 70-year-old man who lives alone, as he tries to look back on his splendid(?) gourmet life. Nishi l...
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Quality Assurance in Another World #3 [rate]
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Hunter x Hunter Nen x Impact Fighting Game's Character Video, Opening Movie Reveals Meruem

Opening movie also teases Kite, Genthru, Razor, Morel ― Arc System Works began streaming on Friday a character promotional video and the opening movie for Bushiroad Games and Eighting's Hunter x Hunter Nen x Impact 2D 3v3 fighting game based on Yoshihiro Togashi's Hunter x Hunter manga. The videos reveal that Meruem will be a playable character. The opening movie also teases the characters Kite, Gent...
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Dungeon People #3 [rate]
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K Manga Licenses I'm a Curse Crafter, and I Don't Need an S-Rank Party! Manga for Simulpub

Nishiki Ogawa, LAgun debuted manga in September 2021 ― Kodansha's K Manga announced on Thursday that it has licensed artist Nishiki Ogawa and writer LAgun's I'm a Curse Crafter, and I Don't Need an S-Rank Party! (S-Rank Party kara Kaiko Sareta "Jugushi": "Noroi no Item" Shika Tsukuremasenga, Sono Seinō wa Artifact-kyū Nari......!) manga for simulpub. The first 36 chapters are available on the platfo...
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Just Like Mona Lisa Volume 1 Manga Review

Tsumuji Yoshimura's romance drama centers on non-binary Hinase, a teen who has no gender in a world where most people choose by age 12. ― My ex once described gender as soup—it's fluid, can swirl all over the place, and can be enjoyed at one's leisure. However, depending on how you approach it, it can also be exceedingly messy. We unfortunately live in a world where many people fail to understand wha...
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NieR:Automata Ver 1.1a #15 [rate]
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That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime #63 [rate]
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Bye Bye, Earth #2 [rate]
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This Week in Games - How to Accumulate Karma

The best way is through cannibalism! (Well, at least according to Shin Megami Tensei: Digital Devil Saga it is.) ― Welcome back, folks! This past week saw the 21st anniversary of Boktai: The Sun Is In Your Hands!. My long-time readers know I have a ton of love for those games, having grown up with them and sunk my teeth into them long before I ever played a Metal Gear Solid game (fitting, since Hideo...
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2.5 Dimensional Seduction #3 [rate]
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Crunchyroll Removes Comments From News Articles, Anime Episodes

― Crunchyroll disabled the user comments section on its service, including in both its news articles and anime video pages, on July 8, saying that it "prioritize[s] creating a safe and respectful community environment," encouraging users to instead use its star rating system to express opinions. ANN can confirm the comments have been removed from newly posted news articles and anime episodes, as wel...
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Alya Sometimes Hides Her Feelings in Russian ‒ SEASON PREMIERE

We have a lot of moving parts and toys to play with in this show. Now the question is: what exactly will we do with them?
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Live-Action Mitsuya-sensei no Keikakuteki na Ezuke Series Reveals Trailer, Theme Songs, More Cast

Chiaki Kawamo, Ui Mihara, Maya Imamori, Tomomi Maruyama, Shōhei Uno, Kōji Kominami, Kyōko join cast ― The official website for the live-action series of Ayaka Matsumoto's Mitsuya-sensei no Keikakuteki na Ezuke (Mitsuya-sensei's Plan to Feed Me) boys-love manga began streaming two new trailers for the series on Friday. The first trailer below reveals and previews the series' opening theme song "Furito...
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Twilight Out of Focus ‒ SEASON PREMIERE

My favorite part of these episodes is the way Hisashi allays Mao's unvoiced fears.
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Live-Action Honeko Akabane's Bodyguards Film's Latest Video Features Aquarium Date Scene

Film opens in Japan on August 2 ― The staff for the live-action film of Masamitsu Nigatsu's Honeko Akabane's Bodyguards (Akabane Honeko no Bodyguard) manga unveiled a new clip for the film on Friday. The video features a date at the aquarium. Snow Man member Raul plays the protagonist Arakuni Ibuki. Other cast members include: Natsuki Deguchi as Akabane Honeko Tao Tsuchiya as Masachika Jingū Daiken O...
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Mononoke Anime Film's Music Video Featuring Aina The End's Theme Song Streamed

Film opens in Japan on July 26 ― Twin Engine debuted a new music video on Friday for the Gekijōban Mononoke: Karakasa (Paper Umbrella) anime film. The video features Aina The End's theme song "Love Sick." The film will open in Japan on July 26, and stars: Tomoyo Kurosawa as Asa Aoi Yūki as Kame Mami Koyama as Kayama Kana Hanazawa as Kitagawa Haruka Tomatsu as Botan Ōtomo Yōko Hikasa as Fuki Tokita Yū...
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Ron Kamonohashi's Forbidden Deductions Anime's 2nd Season Reveals Teaser Video, New Visual

Sequel series debuts in October ― The staff for the anime of Akira Amano's Ron Kamonohashi: Deranged Detective (Kamonohashi Ron no Kindan Suiri) manga revealed a new teaser key visual and a new teaser promotional video on Friday for the show's second season. The anime will have a stage presentation at this year's KyoMAF event on September 22. The new season will debut in October. Yōhei Azakami return...
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Mecha-Ude: Mechanical Arms Anime's 3rd Promo Video Reveals, Previews Ending Theme

Setsuko of Kuhaku Gokko performs both opening, ending themes for October anime ― Pony Canyon revealed a third promotional video and the theme songs on Friday for the full-fledged anime of Sae Okamoto's Mecha-Ude project. The below video features English subtitles that can be toggled on. Setsuko of Kuhaku Gokko is performing the opening theme song "VORTEX" and the ending theme song "karma." Hiroyuki S...

Dragon Ball Daima Anime's Trailer Reveals October Premiere Date

New visual also unveiled ― Toei Animation unveiled a new trailer and visual for the Dragon Ball Daima anime series on Friday. The trailer reveals the anime's October premiere date on Fuji TV. Masako Nozawa is returning to voice Son Goku. Yoshitaka Yashima (animation director on Dragon Ball Super, Digimon franchise) and Aya Komaki (One Piece series director, episode director on Marie & Gali) are servi...
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2024 Crayon Shin-chan Film's Video Previews Theme Song

Film opens on August 9 ― The official website of Eiga Crayon Shin-chan: Ora-tachi no Kyōryū Nikki (Crayon Shin-chan the Movie: Our Dinosaur Diary), the Crayon Shin-chan franchise's 31st 2D animated film, began streaming a video for the film on Friday. The video features the film's theme song theme song "Omoide o Kakenukete" (Run Past Your Memories) by rock band My Hair is Bad. The film will premiere ...
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Seedsow Lullaby Visual Novel Reveals Opening Video, Winter Release Date

Opening video features theme song "Yoru o Koeru" by sola ― The official website for Seedsow Lullaby (Tanetsumi no Uta), the newest game in Aniplex's Aniplex.exe game brand, revealed the game's opening video and winter release date on Sunday. The video features the game's theme song "Yoru o Koeru" (Break Through the Night) by sola. Aniplex.exe is exhibiting the game at its booth at the BitSummit Drift...
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Kamitsubaki City Ensemble Rhythm Game Releases on August 29, Adds PS5, Switch Releases

Kamitsubaki City Regenerate/Virtual Reality visual novel also gets new trailer ― Kamitsubaki Studio, a creative agency specializing in virtual artists such as V.W.P (Muv-Luv Alternative, Cardfight!! Vanguard DivineZ), announced on June 19 that it will release Kamitsubaki City Ensemble (Kamitsubaki-Shi Kyōsō-chū), the rhythm game for its Kamitsubaki City Under Construction (Kamitsubaki-Shi Kensetsu-ch...
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