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That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime Gets 'Grand Finale' Screening With 'New Project' Announcement on February 19

Film sells 1.05 million tickets to earn 1.37 billion yen

Viz Media Licenses JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Stone Ocean, Demon Slayer: Kimetsu Academy, Blade of the Moon Princess, More Manga/Books for Fall 2023

Also: Sakura, Saku, Mimi's Tales of Terror, Takopi's Original Sin, Tamon's B-Side, #DRCL midnight children, Neighborhood Story

My Hero Academia 6th Season Anime's 5th Promo Video Previews 'Black Hero Arc'

New arc to start next week

Crunchyroll Delays English Dubs for Revenger, Buddy Daddies, Gundam: The Witch from Mercury, Blue Lock, My Hero Academia, More Anime

Postponed due to inclement weather delays in Dallas area

Summoned to Another World... Again?! Anime's 1st Full Promo Video Unveils More Cast, Maybe Me's Ending Song, April 8 Debut

Takuma Nagatsuka, Yui Ogura, Rina Hon'izumi, Satomi Akesaka, more join cast

ANN Reaches 10 Million Visitor Milestone!

Norse Culture as a Source of Inspiration for the Vinland Saga Phenomenon

Yukimura built up his narrative as less history lesson and more expedition at sea, throwing several pieces of insight for us to fish out.

This Week in Anime - The Deer King's Beating Heart

The latest film from Ghibli alumni directors shares some themes with Princess Mononoke but proves it has the heart to stand on its own.

Anime's 3-Episode Rule: Is It Still Valid?

You've heard it before. "Give it three episodes and see what happens." It's considered tried-and-true advice before dropping an anime, but is still useful?
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Even If This Love Disappears Tonight Novel

From the writer of I Want to Eat Your Pancreas, Even If This Love Disappears Tonight is a predictable book from start to finish. It hits all the notes of a sentimental teen love story to an almost clinical degree. ― I know for sure I don't have anterograde amnesia, because I've seen this premise before. The hero encounters a beautiful girl and their relationship deepens, only for him to discover that...
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Is Love the Answer? GN

Is Love the Answer? is a book that looks to start a conversation about asexuality, agender, and the equal parts comforting and terrifying feelings that come with sitting on any branch of the LGBTQIA+ tree. ― We are lucky to live in a time and place that understands, or is at least beginning to understand, that there really is no such thing as a universal “normal.” That doesn't mean that it's easy to ...
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This Week in Games - E3, I barely knew ye

What was once the go-to event for new games and consoles looks like it's lost its fandom relevancy. Jean-Karlo breaks down the recent news, including new game announcements! ― Welcome back, everyone! I hope that freak freeze billowing over the country doesn't have you guys trapped. I know folks have really been feeling the ice down in Texas. Even in my town, it's viciously cold in the mornings; there...
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Haikara-San: Here Comes Miss Modern Part 1 and 2

Fans of old-school shōjo and soapy melodrama won't want to miss this. ― Haikara-san: Here Comes Miss Modern is one of the latest adaptations of the manga series of the same name, written by Waki Yamato and published between 1975 and 1977. The series has largely become Yamato's defining work, and with good reason: she won the first Kodansha Book Award for shōjo manga in 1977 for this series. It was al...
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The ANN Aftershow - Wolfwood Joins Trigun Stampede!

The ANN Aftershow hosts sexy dirtbag Wolfwood, whether E3 matters anymore, and our favorite Sailor Guardians this week! ― Wolfwood Joins Trigun Stampede! The ANN Aftershow is back after a one-week break, and what's a better reward than WOLFWOOD? One of anime's original crushes has a brand-new look in the latest episode of Trigun Stampede! Also: we pick our favorite Sailor Guardians before the new mo...
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Monster Episodes 1-30

In these first thirty episodes, the series is living up to its reputation as a stone-cold classic, and I'm completely on board for the next batch. ― I'm not kidding when I say that folks like me have been waiting years to finally get their hands on Monster. Even though Naoki Urasawa's original manga is a legendary part of the modern manga canon, not to mention the fact that the anime adaptation is eq...
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Your Anime Rankings - Best of Winter 2023, Jan 1-28

We're starting the busiest season ever, with 44 titles in the rankings! Can we survive such a deluge of crisscrossing lines? ― Let's have a look at what ANN readers consider the best (and worst) of the season, based on the polls you can find in our Daily Streaming Reviews and on the Your Score page with the latest simulcasts. Keep in mind that these rankings are based on how people rated individual ...
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Chainsaw Man Takes 11 Spots on U.S. Monthly Bookscan January List

Kaiju No. 8, Spy x Family, Jujutsu Kaisen, Demon Slayer, One Piece, Berserk, more rank in top 20 ― Tatsuki Fujimoto's Chainsaw Man manga ranked at #1 on NPD BookScan's Top 20 adult graphic novels list for January. Manga took all 20 spots on this month's list, for the first time since July 2022: #1 — Tatsuki Fujimoto's Chainsaw Man volume 1 #2 — Naoya Matsumoto's Kaiju No. 8 volume 5 #3 — Tatsuki Fuji...
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Fate/Grand Order: Fujimaru Ritsuka wa Wakaranai Anime Shorts Launch on YouTube

First 2 episodes premiered on Saturday ― The "Fate/Grand Order Winter Party 2022-2023" event announced the premiere of Tsuchida's Fate/Grand Order: Fujimaru Ritsuka wa Wakaranai (Fate/Grand Order: Ritsuka Fujimaru Doesn't Get It) short anime on the franchise's official YouTube channel on Saturday. The Fate/Grand Order YouTube channel streamed the short anime's first two episodes on Saturday, and will...
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xxxHOLiC All-Male Stage Play Gets Sequel in April-May

Sequel to feature returning cast, staff ― Nelke Planning announced on January 27 that CLAMP's xxxHOLiC manga is inspiring a sequel stage play adaptation. The sequel will run in Tokyo from April 7-23 and in Kobe from April 28 to May 7. The new play is titled Engeki Chōitan xxxHOLiC Zoku. Fumiya Matsuzaki is again directing the production, and Masafumi Hata is again writing the script. The returning al...
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Collar×Malice 2-Part Anime Film Project Opens on May 26, June 23

More cast, visual, story information also revealed ― The official website for Gekijōban Collar×Malice Deep Cover, the two-part theatrical anime adaptation of Idea Factory's Otomate brand's Collar x Malice game, revealed on Sunday that the two films will open on May 26 and June 23, respectively. The website also revealed two more cast members. Kaede Hondo will voice the heroine Ichika Hoshino (unvoice...
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Genki Muro Joins Cast of Trigun Stampede Anime

Muro voices Livio the Double Fang starting in 6th episode ― The official website for the Trigun Stampede anime revealed on Saturday that Genki Muro will voice the character Livio the Double Fang in the series. The character will debut in the sixth episode. TOHO Animation is streaming a preview for the sixth episode, which features the character. The series premiered in Japan on January 7. Crunchyroll...

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CHiCO with HoneyWorks Music Group Halts Activities in April

CHiCO to start activities as solo artist to improve her skills after upcoming Zepp tour ― The CHiCO with HoneyWorks music group announced on Saturday that the group will halt activities after their four-stop Zepp tour from February 18 through April 8. The group discussed the matter with its members and staff, and made the decision so that CHiCO could take on new challenges and improve her skills as a...
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Ys Memoire: The Oath in Felghana Game's Prologue Video Streamed

Remaster of Ys: The Oath if Felghana game launches for Switch in Japan on April 27 ― Nihon Falcom began streaming a five-minute prologue video on Friday for Ys Memoire: Felghana no Chikai, the Nintendo Switch remaster of Nihon Falcom's Ys: The Oath if Felghana game. Yuuki Kaji narrates the video. The action RPG will launch for Nintendo Switch in Japan on April 27. Nihon Falcom first announced the Swi...
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Even If This Love Disappears Tonight Novel

From the writer of I Want to Eat Your Pancreas, Even If This Love Disappears Tonight is a predictable book from start to finish. It hits all the notes of a sentimental teen love story to an almost clinical degree. ― I know for sure I don't have anterograde amnesia, because I've seen this premise before. The hero encounters a beautiful girl and their relationship deepens, only for him to discover that...
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My One-Hit Kill Sister Anime's Teaser Unveils Ending Song Artist, April 8 Debut

VALIS performs ending song 'Mukyū Platonic' ― The official Twitter account for My One-Hit Kill Sister, the anime of Konoe's Isekai One Turn Kill Nee-san: Ane Dо̄han no Isekai Seikatsu Hajimemashita (One Turn Kill Sister in Another World: I Started Living in Another World with My Older Sister) light novels, announced the musical act behind the ending theme song and the April 8 premiere for the anime o...
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Summoned to Another World... Again?! Anime's 1st Full Promo Video Unveils More Cast, Maybe Me's Ending Song, April 8 Debut

Takuma Nagatsuka, Yui Ogura, Rina Hon'izumi, Satomi Akesaka, more join cast ― The official website for the television anime of Kazuha Kishimoto's Isekai Shōkan wa Nidome Desu (Summoned to Another World... Again?!) light novel series debuted the anime's first full promotional video and first key visual on Saturday. The video unveiled more cast members and the April 9 premiere for the anime. It also an...
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Spy Classroom ‒ Episode 5

Just…why? Why would you ever organize a story like this?
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Japan's Video Game Rankings, January 23-29

Story of Seasons: A Wonderful Life debuts at #1, Forspoken at #3 ― Japan's Game Ranking: January 23-29 Rank System Title Publisher Release Date Weekly Copies Total Copies 1NSwStory of Seasons: A Wonderful Life Marvelous January 26 40,759 40,759 2NSwPokémon Scarlet/Violet Nintendo November 18, 2022 37,265 4,776,300 3PS5Forspoken Square Enix January 24 29,055 29,055 4NSwFire Emblem Engage Nintendo Janu...
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Japanese Animation TV Ranking, January 23-29

Delicious Party♡Precure anime's final episode earns 3.5% rating ― Title Station Date Time Length Average Household Rating Sazae-san Fuji TV January 29 (Sun) 18:30 30 min. 9.2 Detective Conan NTV January 28 (Sat) 18:00 30 min. 6.8 Chibi Maruko-chan Fuji TV January 29 (Sun) 18:00 30 min. 6.2 My Hero Academia Season 6 NTV January 28 (Sat) 17:30 30 min. 4.0 Doraemon TV Asahi January 28 (Sat) 17:00 30 mi...
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My Hero Academia 6th Season Anime's 5th Promo Video Previews 'Black Hero Arc'

New arc to start next week ― TOHO Animation began streaming the fifth promotional video on Saturday for the sixth season of the My Hero Academia anime. The video previews the anime's new "Black Hero Arc," which will start on February 11. The official Twitter account for the anime also revealed a new visual. /#ヒロアカ 6期新キービジュアルが来た!\『僕のヒーローアカデミア』6期新章「黒いヒーロー編」2/11(土)スタート!新たなキービジュアルを解禁しました!更に、新PVも解禁!!▼http...
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Naruto: Sasuke's Story—The Uchiha and the Heavenly Stardust: The Manga Ends in 2nd Volume

Shingo Kimura launched manga adaptation of spinoff novel in October ― The first volume of Naruto: Sasuke's Story—The Uchiha and the Heavenly Stardust: The Manga, the manga adaptation of Jun Esaka's Naruto: Sasuke's Story--The Uchiha and the Heavenly Stardust spinoff novel, revealed on Friday that the manga will end this summer in the manga's second volume. Shingo Kimura is drawing the manga. Viz Medi...
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Working!!'s Karino Takatsu, Knight's & Magic's Takuji Katō Each Launch New Manga

Takatsu's new manga launches on March 17, Katō's new manga starts on April 21 ― This year's fourth issue of Square Enix's Young Gangan magazine revealed on Friday that Karino Takatsu will launch a new manga titled Marry-Go-Round in the magazine's seventh issue on March 17. The "marriage battle comedy" manga will take place in a "marriage share house," and will center on a protagonist who knows nothin...
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Tokyo Revengers 2 Live-Action Films Cast Taketo Tanaka as Chome

2 films depicting Bloody Halloween arc open on April 21, June 30 ― Actor Taketo Tanaka (Rurouni Kenshin Part I: Origins' Yahiko Myōjin) revealed on Instagram on Friday that he will play Chome in Tokyo Revengers 2, the two sequel live-action films based on Ken Wakui's Tokyo Revengers manga. Chome is one of the captains of Valhalla. View this post on Instagram A post shared by 田中 偉登 / Taketo Tanaka (@t...

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Toei Posts 'Baton-Passing' Video Ahead of Soaring Sky! Precure Premiere

Soaring Sky! Precure premieres on Sunday with Crunchyroll streaming ― Toei Animation posted a "A Message for Passing the Baton from Cure Precious to Cure Sky" video last Sunday. Toei Animation has been posting similar videos in the past before a new Precure series premiered. In the above video, Cure Precious thanks the audience for being with her for an entire year, and then introduces her new friend...
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Endo and Kobayashi Live! The Latest on Tsundere Villainess Lieselotte ‒ Episode 5

Love Me Magically wouldn't be an otome game if things didn't get at least a little weird and screwed up along the way.
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Sugar Apple Fairy Tale ‒ Episode 5

After the tension of the previous storyline, it's time for things to slow down a bit for Anne, Challe Fenn Challe, and Mithril Lid Pod.

Viz Media Licenses JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Stone Ocean, Demon Slayer: Kimetsu Academy, Blade of the Moon Princess, More Manga/Books for Fall 2023

Also: Sakura, Saku, Mimi's Tales of Terror, Takopi's Original Sin, Tamon's B-Side, #DRCL midnight children, Neighborhood Story ― Viz Media announced on Twitter on Friday its fall 2023 lineup. Title: JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Stone Ocean Author: Hirohiko Araki Summary: Hirohiko Araki's legendary multigenerational tale of the heroic Joestar family continues with Jolyne in the manga series JoJo's Bizarr...
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Kaina of the Great Snow Sea ‒ Episode 4

That's where I'm at with Kaina of the Great Snow Sea right now: strong setting, iffy presentation, and weak narrative.
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Tomo-chan Is a Girl! ‒ Episode 5

Once again, I was left wondering what was going on through Jun's mind throughout the episode.

Crunchyroll Delays English Dubs for Revenger, Buddy Daddies, Gundam: The Witch from Mercury, Blue Lock, My Hero Academia, More Anime

Postponed due to inclement weather delays in Dallas area ― Crunchyroll announced on Friday that it is postponing English-dubbed episodes for several winter 2023 season anime due to inclement weather delays in the Dallas area where the series are dubbed. The next dub episodes for the following anime will be delayed to the dates listed below: February 9 Revenger Episode 3 The Iceblade Sorcerer Shall Ru...
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ONIMAI: I'm Now Your Sister! ‒ Episode 5

Every episode of Onimai thus far has found an excuse to put Mahiro in a cute new outfit, and this one is no exception. The context this time is a Halloween house party, but only Mahiro shows up in costume, thanks to Mihari's trickery.
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My Hero Academia Tops 85 Million Copies in Circulation Worldwide

Manga's 37th volume shipped on Friday ― The official Twitter account for Kohei Horikoshi's My Hero Academia manga revealed on Friday that the manga has over 85 million copies in circulation worldwide. The manga topped 65 million copies in circulation worldwide in January 2022. Horikoshi launched the manga series in Weekly Shonen Jump in July 2014. The manga's 37th compiled book volume shipped in Japa...
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Play As Your Favorite NIJISANJI VTubers in Phantasy Star Online 2 New Genesis

Kaida Haru, Hakase Fuyuki, Hoshikawa Sara, Shu Yamino costumes available ― Sega's Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis game launched a crossover with the Virtual YouTuber agency NIJISANJI on Wednesday. Kaida Haru, Hakase Fuyuki, and Hoshikawa Sara of the Japanese branch and Shu Yamino of the English branch are joining the game via obtainable costumes and other in-game appearances. Central City will fe...
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Yen Press Licenses Rose Guns Days Sorrowful Cross Knife Prequel Manga

Ryukishi07, Tsuyoshi Takaki's manga launches digitally in English on February 21 ― Yen Press announced on Friday that it has licensed artist Tsuyoshi Takaki's Rose Guns Days Sorrowful Cross Knife (Rose Guns Days: Aishū no Cross Knife ), the prequel manga to Ryukishi07's original Rose Gun Days manga. The company will release the manga digitally on February 21. 1946, two years after the war ended in Ja...
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Manga Up! Publishes Mechanical Buddy Universe, 3 More Manga in English

Also: I Was Called Inept at Home, but Turns Out I'm Super Adept Compared to the Rest of the World, more ― Square Enix's Manga Up! service announced on Thursday that it has launched the Mechanical Buddy Universe manga in English. The company has recently published the following manga in English: Title: Mechanical Buddy Universe Manga Creator(s): Takuji Kato Summary: An android that has long fulfilled ...
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Is Love the Answer? GN

Is Love the Answer? is a book that looks to start a conversation about asexuality, agender, and the equal parts comforting and terrifying feelings that come with sitting on any branch of the LGBTQIA+ tree. ― We are lucky to live in a time and place that understands, or is at least beginning to understand, that there really is no such thing as a universal “normal.” That doesn't mean that it's easy to ...
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Monster Hunter Rise Game Sells 12 Million Copies Worldwide

Game's 4th title update launches on February 7 ― The official Twitter account for Capcom's Monster Hunter franchise announced on Friday that the Monster Hunter Rise game has surpassed 12 million copies sold worldwide. Monster Hunter Rise launched on Switch in March 2021 and then launched on PC via Steam in January 2022. The game's fourth free title update will launch for Switch and Steam on February ...
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Final Fantasy X Kabuki Stage Play Unveils Video, Visual

Play runs from March 4-April 12 at IHI Stage Around Tokyo ― The official Twitter account for the kabuki stage play adaptation of Square Enix's Final Fantasy X game unveiled on Thursday a video and visual. The video previews Yuna's Sending scene. The play will run from March 4 to April 12 at the IHI Stage Around Tokyo. Kabuki actor Onoe Kikunosuke V is credited for planning and directing the play, and...
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This Week in Games - E3, I barely knew ye

What was once the go-to event for new games and consoles looks like it's lost its fandom relevancy. Jean-Karlo breaks down the recent news, including new game announcements! ― Welcome back, everyone! I hope that freak freeze billowing over the country doesn't have you guys trapped. I know folks have really been feeling the ice down in Texas. Even in my town, it's viciously cold in the mornings; there...
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Man With a Mission, milet Perform Opening Theme for Demon Slayer Swordsmith Village Arc Anime

Ryotaro Okiayu, Toshio Furukawa, Kousuke Toriumi join cast ― A livestream presentation for the Demon Slayer franchise revealed on Friday that Man With a Mission and milet will perform the opening theme song "Kizuna no Kiseki" (Bonds of Miracle) for the upcoming Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Swordsmith Village Arc (Kimetsu no Yaiba: Katanakaji no Sato-Hen) television anime. Aniplex is streaming a pre...
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That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime Gets 'Grand Finale' Screening With 'New Project' Announcement on February 19

Film sells 1.05 million tickets to earn 1.37 billion yen ― The official website for That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime: Scarlet Bond (Tensei Shitara Slime Datta Ken: Guren no Kizuna-hen), the That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime franchise's anime film, revealed on Friday that the film has sold 1,050,000 tickets and has earned about 1.37 billion yen (about US$10.67 million). The staff will hos...
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Daisuke Hirakawa, Nobuhiko Okamoto Join Cast of Revenger Anime

Original anime premiered on January 5 with Crunchyroll streaming ― The official Twitter account for Nitroplus and Shochiku's original television anime Revenger revealed two more cast members for the anime on Friday. The two new cast members are Nobuhiko Okamoto as Saimon Shishido (left in image below) and Daisuke Hirakawa as Liu (right). The anime premiered in Japan on January 5. Crunchyroll is strea...
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In/Spectre Anime's 2nd Season Reveals 2 More Cast Members

Shimba Tsuchiya, Kana Ichinose join cast ― The official website for the television anime of Kyo Shirodaira and Chasiba Katase's In/Spectre (Kyokō Suiri or Invented Interface) manga revealed two more cast members on Friday for the anime's second season. The new cast includes Shimba Tsuchiya as Kazuyuki Konno (left in image below) and Kana Ichinose as Marumi Oki (right, character name romanizations not...
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The Café Terrace and Its Goddesses Anime Streams Character Video for Riho Tsukishima

Aya Yamane voices character in anime debuting in "Animeism" programming block in April ― The official website for the anime of Kouji Seo's The Café Terrace and Its Goddesses (Megami no Café Terrace) manga began streaming a character video on Friday for the character Riho Tsukishima (voiced by Aya Yamane). The website also revealed a new visual for the character. The site previously streamed a video f...
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My Hero Academia Anime Reveals Cast for 4th, 6th Generation One For All Characters

Toshiyuki Morikawa, Tetsuya Kakihara join cast ― The official website for the My Hero Academia anime revealed two more cast members on Saturday for the show's sixth season. The characters will appear in the 18th episode of the sixth season on Saturday. Toshiyuki Morikawa as Hikage Shinomori, the fourth generation One For All Tetsuya Kakihara as En, the sixth generation One For All The anime's sixth s...

Heavenly Delusion Anime Reveals Main Cast, April Debut, Exclusive Streaming on Disney+ Worldwide

Gen Sato, Sayaka Senbongi, Hibiku Yamamura star in series ― The official website for the television anime adaptation of Masakazu Ishiguro's Heavenly Delusion (Tengoku Dai Makyō) manga revealed the anime's main cast and April debut on Friday. The anime will stream exclusively on Disney+ worldwide, and will air in Japan on Tokyo MX, Hokkaido TV, RKB Mainichi Broadcasting, TV Aichi, MBS, and BS11. The w...
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Norihiro Yagi's Ariadne in the Blue Sky Manga Ends With 22nd Volume

Claymore manga creator launched fantasy manga in 2017 ― Shogakukan's Web Sunday site is listing the 22nd compiled book volume of Norihiro Yagi's Sōkyū no Ariadne (Ariadne in the Blue Sky) manga as the final volume. The volume will ship on March 16. Yagi launched the manga in Shogakukan's Weekly Shonen Sunday magazine in December 2017. Shogakukan will publish the manga's 21st volume on February 16. Th...
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Hime-chan's Ribbon Manga Creator Megumi Mizusawa Launches New Manga in April

Hime-chan's Ribbon inspired anime in 1992-1993 ― The March issue of Shogakukan's Ane Kei Petit Comic magazine revealed on Friday that Megumi Mizusawa will launch a new manga in the magazine's next issue on April 5. The magazine will release more details about the new manga soon. Mizusawa launched her Hinakosan no Wakeari na Hibi manga (pictured right) in Ane Kei Petit Comic magazine in 2014, and ende...
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Dentsu Officials Admit to Rigging Bids for Tokyo Olympics Contracts

Prosecutors also charge Aoki Holdings executives in connection to bid-rigging scandal ― Officials from major Japanese advertising firm Dentsu admitted to rigging bids for contracts related to the Tokyo Olympics test events during a voluntary questioning with prosecutors from the Tokyo District Public Prosecutor's Office last week. The officials also said that they were not aware of the illegality of ...
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Love Live! School Idol Festival 2 Miracle Live! Game Reveals Spring Release Date

New visual, game's key features also revealed ― The live stream for the Love Live! School Idol Festival 2 Miracle Live! smartphone game revealed on Thursday that the game will debut this spring, and also revealed a new visual and some key features of the game. The game is currently listed on the Google Play Store and the Apple App Store with both Japanese and English support. The above visual is only...
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Kubo Won't Let Me Be Invisible Manga Enters Final Arc on February 9

Manga launched in October 2019, inspired ongoing TV anime ― This year's 10th issue of Shueisha's Weekly Young Jump magazine revealed on Thursday that Nene Yukimori's Kubo Won't Let Me Be Invisible (Kubo-san wa Mob o Yurusanai) manga will enter its final arc, titled "Confession," in the magazine's next issue on February 9. Viz Media is releasing the manga digitally and in print in English. Shueisha's ...

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My Home Hero Anime Posts 1st Video, Theme Song Artists

Chiai Fujikawa, Dizzy Sunfist perform opening, ending songs for April anime ― The official website for the television anime of Naoki Yamakawa and Masashi Asaki's My Home Hero manga posted the anime's first promotional video and information on its theme songs on Friday. The video shows the home invasion incident that begins the main story. Chiai Fujikawa perform the anime's opening theme song "Ai no U...
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WIT Studio Produces 'The Dog & The Boy' Anime Short With AI Generated Backgrounds

Ryōtarō Makihara directed short with rinna AI assistance for backgrounds ― Netflix's Japan YouTube channel began streaming a new anime short titled "The Dog & The Boy" ("Inu to Shōnen") by WIT Studio on Tuesday. The short features AI-generated backgrounds (based on human-created concept art and final touch-ups). Netflix stated that the move is an attempt to alleviate the "lack of manpower in the anim...
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Shonen Jump+ Reality Show Winner Naoki Fujita Launches Manga on February 25

Beat & Motion series to also get anime on Netflix ― Shueisha announced on Wednesday that MILLION TAG reality show winner Naoki Fujita's Beat & Motion manga will launch on the Shonen Jump+ website and app on February 25. Fujita is the winner of Shonen Jump+'s "battle audition" show MILLION TAG in 2021, where six teams, each with a prospective manga creator and a Shueisha manga editor, competed in four...
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Live-Action Tokyo Revengers 2 Films' Trailer Previews 1st Film's Theme Song

SUPER BEAVER performs "Gradation" theme song for 1st film ― The official website for Tokyo Revengers 2, the two sequel live-action films based on Ken Wakui's Tokyo Revengers manga, began streaming a new trailer for the two films on Friday. The trailer features "Gradation," SUPER BEAVER's theme song for the first film. The site also unveiled visuals for both films, with the first film's visual seen ri...
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Ultraman 3D CG Anime's Final Season Teaser Reveals More Cast

M.A.O, Kōji Ishii join cast as Balkyua, Mephisto in season on Netflix in spring ― The official website for the 3D CG anime of Eiichi Shimizu and Tomohiro Shimoguchi's Ultraman manga unveiled a new teaser trailer for the anime's final season on Friday. The video reveals two new characters Balkyua (character name romanization is not official) and Mephisto, voiced by new cast members M.A.O and Kōji Ishi...
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Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? IV ‒ Episode 16

As Ryu is nursing hers in the Deep Levels, Welf struggles with his own as he forges a magic sword unlike any other he's made under extreme pressure.
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New Live-Action Ōoku: The Inner Chambers Series Reveals More Cast

Kana Kurashina, Chikara Honda, Satoshi Tokushige, Daisuke Nakagawa, Eriko Watanabe, Miho Kimura join cast ― The official Twitter account for the new live-action series of Fumi Yoshinaga's Ōoku: The Inner Chambers manga revealed more cast members for the series on Monday and Tuesday. The newly announced cast includes: Kana Kurashina as Yanagizawa Yoshiyasu Chikara Honda as Takatsukasa Nobuhira Satoshi...
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My Hero Academia Capsule Prizes Arrive at Kura Sushi USA

Lanyard, acrylic keychains, can badges available through Bikkura Pon Prize System until March 31 ― The Kura Sushi USA sushi train restaurant launched My Hero Academia capsule prizes on Wednesday. The prize collection includes a lanyard, acrylic keychains, and can badges featuring characters such as Izuku Midoriya, Katsuki Bakugo, Ochaco Uraraka, and Shoto Todoroki. The prizes are available through th...
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Tsurune: The Linking Shot ‒ Episode 5

“Push and Pull” is a moving and masterfully directed episode about a critical shift between lifelong friends Kaito and Nanao.
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Kanon Visual Novel's Switch Version Ships on April 20

Iconic visual novel by Jun Maeda, Visual Art's/Key debuted in 1999, inspired 2 separate TV anime adaptations ― Visual Art's/Key announced that it will release its Kanon visual novel for the Nintendo Switch on April 20. The game will feature full voice acting. There will also be color readjustments and HD resolution. Kanon is the debut work of visual novel company Visual Art's/Key, and remains one of ...
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CrimeSight Game Ends Service in May

Game launched in April 2022 ― Konami announced on Monday that its CrimeSight mystery simulation game will end its service on May 1 at 12:00 a.m. PDT (effectively, May 2 at 12:00 a,m. PDT/3:00 a.m. EDT). The game's sales of Bundles ended on January 30, and sales of the Standard and Deluxe editions will end on February 27 at 9:00 p.m. PDT (effectively, February 28 at 12:00 a.m. EDT). Online battles and...
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The Magical Revolution of the Reincarnated Princess ‒ Episode 5

Bet you didn't realize this is also a magical girl anime, did you?
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HoneyWorks Premium Live Game Ends Service on March 31

Smartphone game launched in 2020 ― The official Twitter account of HoneyWorks' HoneyWorks Premium Live smartphone game announced on Tuesday that it will end its service on March 31 at 3:00 p.m. JST because the staff determined that it would be difficult to continue the service to satisfy its fans. The game will have two final in-game events scheduled in February, and the game will have its last updat...
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HIDIVE Streams English Dub for Peter Grill and the Philosopher's Time Anime Season 2

Cast returns for dub on February 8 ― HIDIVE announced on Wednesday that it will begin streaming an English dub for Peter Grill to Kenja no Jikan Super Extra, the second television anime season based on Daisuke Hiyama's Peter Grill and the Philosopher's Time (Peter Grill to Kenja no Jikan) manga, on February 8 at 12:00 p.m. EST. The English cast, which features returning members, includes: Joe Daniels...
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Luxury Fashion Brand Loewe Launches Howl's Moving Castle Line

Willing to dish out US$15,850 for a Moving Castle bag? ― The Spanish luxury fashion brand Loewe launched its third and final Studio Ghibli film capsule collection on its website on Thursday. The Howl's Moving Castle collection features shoulder bags, scarves, mini skirts, leather boots, T-shirts, jeans, coats, card holders, and more. The pieces showcase beloved characters like Howl, Sophie, and Calci...
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The Eminence in Shadow ‒ Episode 18

As far as the overall story goes, this fight is a foreshadowing tool more than anything else. What's important is not the fight itself but rather the conversation between Iris and Perv Asshat.
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The Iceblade Sorcerer Shall Rule the World #5 [rate]
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Azuki Adds 6 One-Shot Manga by Chiharu Shinagawa, Yuzuki Momoi

"The Western Magic Hall," "Spear," "Lush," "The Sunset of Silver," more launch on Thursdays ― KiraKira Media Inc.'s digital manga service Azuki announced on Thursday that it is adding six one-shot manga over the next few weeks. The first one-shot manga "The Western Magic Hall" by Chiharu Shinagawa is available now. It will add one manga each Thursday for the next five weeks. The titles include the fo...
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Gundam: The Witch From Mercury Dub Casting Prompts Discussion Over Suletta Role

Suletta is interpreted as being of North African or Middle Eastern descent ― Crunchyroll announced the English dub cast for Mobile Suit Gundam: The Witch From Mercury on Wednesday, but controversy over the Suletta role has reignited discussion over the company's move to in-person dubbing in Texas and representation within the industry. The dub is set to premiere on the streaming service on Sunday wit...
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Identity V Launches 2nd Bungo Stray Dogs Crossover

1st crossover event also returns to survival-horror smartphone game until March 1 ― The NetEase survival-horror smartphone game Identity V launched its second crossover with the Bungo Stray Dogs anime on Thursday. The event will run until March 1. The event plot is described as follows: Under their leader's direction, the Port Mafia members, who claim the fictional city of Yokohama as their territory...
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Urusei Yatsura #16 [rate]

Crunchyroll to Stream Soaring Sky! Precure Anime

Anime begins streaming on Saturday ― Crunchyroll announced on Thursday that it will stream Soaring Sky! Precure (Hirogaru Sky! Precure), the 20th Precure (Pretty Cure) television anime series, starting on Saturday at 8:30 p.m. EST in North America, Central America, South America, the Caribbean, Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa. The anime will premiere on Asahi Broadcasting Corporation TV, TV ...
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R-Type Final 3 Evolved PS5 Game's Trailer Reveals Launch in N. America on April 25, Europe on April 28

Video previews gameplay, multiplayer ― NIS America began streaming on Thursday a trailer for Granzella's R-Type Final 3 Evolved game, and it reveals that it will release the game for PlayStation 5 in North America on April 25 and in Europe on April 28. The video previews gameplay and multiplayer. The game will launch for PS5 in Japan on March 23. NIS America describes the game: Experience the return ...
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Haikara-San: Here Comes Miss Modern Part 1 and 2

Fans of old-school shōjo and soapy melodrama won't want to miss this. ― Haikara-san: Here Comes Miss Modern is one of the latest adaptations of the manga series of the same name, written by Waki Yamato and published between 1975 and 1977. The series has largely become Yamato's defining work, and with good reason: she won the first Kodansha Book Award for shōjo manga in 1977 for this series. It was al...
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Star Wars: Visions Volume 2 Debuts on May 4 with Shorts from Animation Studios Around the World

Japan-based, American-run animation studio D'Art Shtajio to contribute 1 short ― The official website for the Star Wars franchise announced on Thursday that Volume 2 of the Star Wars: Visions project will debut on Disney+ on May 4 (Star Wars Day). Volume 2 will feature nine new animated shorts. Unlike the first anthology, which consisted of nine shorts from Japanese creators and anime studios, the se...
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ONIMAI: I'm Now Your Sister! #5 [rate]
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My Hero Academia Manga Takes 2-Week Hiatus Due to Creator's Health

Manga to return on February 20 ― The official Twitter account for Kohei Horikoshi's My Hero Academia manga announced on Thursday that the manga is taking a hiatus for two weeks due to Horikoshi's poor health. The manga was scheduled to have a new chapter in this year's 10th issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine on Sunday. It will return in the magazine's 12th issue on February 20. The manga...
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My Life as Inukai-san's Dog #5 [rate]
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The Duke of Death and His Maid Anime Season 2 Reveals Trailer, Visual, July Premiere

1st season debuted in July 2021 ― The official website for the television anime of Koharu Inoue's The Duke of Death and His Maid (Shinigami Bocchan to Kuro Maid) manga revealed on Thursday a new teaser promotional video, visual, and July premiere for the second season. The television anime's first season premiered in Japan in July 2021, and aired for 12 episodes. Funimation streamed the anime as it a...
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Revenger #5 [rate]
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Spy Classroom #5 [rate]
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Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? IV #16 [rate]
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