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HUNTER×HUNTER NEN×IMPACT's Tomoyasu Miyazaki Talks Bringing Fan-Favorite Series into Gaming Arena

Creators were given near 'total freedom' to bring anime's story to life in NEN×IMPACT. Hunter × Hunter is a massively popular series, with passionate – and patient – fans. The series has continued in fits and starts, as its creator Yoshihiro Togashi has been plagued with health issues. But the quality has proven to be worth the wait for millions in Japan and internationally. When Bushiroad announc...
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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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Hajime no Ippo Episodes 1-25 Anime Series Review

Now streaming on Netflix, it's never too late to appreciate the underdog classic anime, Hajime no Ippo. ― Hajime no Ippo is a classic in the sports anime world. I cannot think of a show that perfectly embodies what we now consider the iconic underdog story more than Hajime no Ippo. Years ago, I watched this show on a whim as I was interested in learning about boxing at the time, and it quickly rose t...
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Seven Deadly Sins: Four Knights of the Apocalypse Episodes 12-24 Anime Review

Arthurian legend fans, prepare to find some fun references in this set of episodes. That's always true of Nakaba Suzuki's works; the man is nothing if not consistent with his fondness for Arthurian lore ― Arthurian legend fans, prepare to find some fun references in this set of episodes. That's always true of Nakaba Suzuki's works; the man is nothing if not consistent with his fondness for Arthurian ...
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The Anime Backlog - Alien 9

Lynzee dusts off an old DVD and discovers an OAV full of gory action sequences and 12-year-old girls frequently crying for their mommies. ― Thank you everyone for patiently tuning in to another edition of The Anime Backlog. As you can guess, last week (and three weeks leading up to it) was one the busiest for me while I coordinated Anime Expo coverage. You can expect two editions of The Anime Backlo...
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Ishura Season 1 Anime Series Review

While Ishura seems to take itself incredibly seriously with such silly names, it's best enjoyed as a supremely daft, flashy action show. Ishura is about the closest thing I've seen to a good old Fate-style Grail War in a while. We've got a huge cast of overpowered individuals with godlike abilities duking it out with one another over a vast canvas of multi-factional war. Everyone has their own agen...
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This Week in Games - Pokémon, Kaiju, and Pals

Jean-Karlo deep-dives into Pokémon's Ultraman origins, the big update to Palworld, and classic games making a comeback! ― Welcome back, folks! I've been playing the much-anticipated summer event in Goddess of Victory: NIKKE. It's what you expect: the bathing suits are scandalous, and the Live2D animations are Live2D, but the story is surprisingly good. It's not Shakespeare, but the NIKKE events do a ...
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Physicist Speculates Dragon Ball's Room of Spirit and Time Could Exist

You just need a black hole ― One of the more interesting narrative elements introduced in the Dragon Ball franchise is the Room of Spirit and Time. After debuting in the Android Arc, the Room has appeared when the characters need to train for a long period in a short time span. This is only possible because one day spent in the Room is equivalent to one year. While it's a fantastical concept, in a re...
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My Girlfriend's Child Manga Ends, Gets 4 Spinoff Chapters

Manga launched in 2021, entered final arc in December ― The August issue of Kodansha's Bessatsu Friend magazine published the final chapter of Mamoru Aoi's My Girlfriend's Child (Ano Ko no Kodomo) manga on Friday. The magazine also revealed that it will publish the manga's four spinoff chapters, starting in the next issue on August 13. Seven Seas Entertainment publishes the manga in English, and it d...
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Naoko Yamada, Science Saru's The Colors Within Film Posts 'Special' Dance Video

New video features original animation made for video, showing 3 main characters dancing to film's insert song ― The official website for The Colors Within (Kimi no Iro), the new anime feature film by Science SARU and director Naoko Yamada (K-ON!, The Heike Story, A Silent Voice), began streaming a new special "dance" promotional video on Tuesday. The video features original animation of the three mai...
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Live-Action Sonna Kazoku nara Sute Chaeba? Series Reveals 2 Cast Members, Theme Song Artists

Social media influencer group Four Eight 48 members Kotatsu, Amika join cast as original characters ― The staff for the live-action series of Wataru Murayama's Sonna Kazoku nara Sute Chaeba? (Why Don't You Just Leave Your Family?) manga revealed two new cast members and the theme song artists for the series on Tuesday. The new cast members are both members of the social media influencer group Four Ei...
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Voice Actor Tom Wyner Dies at 77

Wyner's roles include Digimon Adventure, Wolf's Rain, Ghost in the Shell ― Voice actor Tom Wyner's agency Mobile Monicker announced on July 10 that the actor died at the age of 77. Wyner's iconic rules include Devimon in Digimon Adventure, Omnimon in Digimon Adventure tri.: Coexistence, Quent Yaiden in Wolf's Rain, Project 2501/The Puppet Master in Ghost in the Shell, and M. Bison in Street Fighter ...
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Mission: Yozakura Family ‒ Episode 15

So far as action-comedy anime with a hint of cheesy romance go, you could do far worse than Mission: Yozakura Family.
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My Hero Academia Season 7 ‒ Episode 148

This is far from a conclusion for Enji Todoroki, the abusive father, but it’s a perfect culmination of Endeavor, the heroic persona.
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Fairy Tail: 100 Years Quest ‒ SEASON PREMIERE

I still can’t say how much Fairy Tail needed a sequel, but it certainly seems to be progressing pretty quickly, so hopefully wherever it’s going turns out to be a fun time.
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Dead Dead Demon's Dededede Destruction ‒ Episode 7

After the insanely heavy episode we got last week, it's nice to get one that isn't completely soul crushing—even though its more than a bit poignant.
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Suicide Squad ISEKAI ‒ Episode 5

This felt like the show's most ambitious episode so far regarding animation style and setpieces.
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HUNTER×HUNTER NEN×IMPACT's Tomoyasu Miyazaki Talks Bringing Fan-Favorite Series into Gaming Arena

Creators were given near 'total freedom' to bring anime's story to life in NEN×IMPACT. Hunter × Hunter is a massively popular series, with passionate – and patient – fans. The series has continued in fits and starts, as its creator Yoshihiro Togashi has been plagued with health issues. But the quality has proven to be worth the wait for millions in Japan and internationally. When Bushiroad announc...
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SHOSHIMIN: How to become Ordinary ‒ SEASON PREMIERE

In a traditional mystery, this would put Kobato and Kengo on opposite sides, almost as protagonist and antagonist. Here, the lines are more blurred.
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Bleach Soul Puzzle Mobile Game Launches Globally in 2024

Game features match-3 gameplay, characters from Thousand-Year Blood War arc ― KLab is developing Bleach Soul Puzzle, a new puzzle game in the Bleach franchise for mobile devices in 2024. The game will debut globally, with pre-registration open now. The game will feature match-3 gameplay with special cut-in attacks by Bleach characters. Characters from the "Thousand-Year Blood War" arc will appear in ...
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Spice & Wolf: merchant meets the wise wolf #16 [rate]
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The Ossan Newbie Adventurer #3 [rate]
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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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Upcoming Anime Series Will See Guilty Gear Break New Ground

Anime News Network spoke with Dual Rulers' producers and series writer about new characters, fighting game mains, and more. ― At Anime Expo 2024, one of the very first panels of the entire show was something rather special. Arc System Works announced less than a month prior that their darling fighting game franchise Guilty Gear would be adapted into an anime series, and they've come to AX2024 to mak...
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Hajime no Ippo Episodes 1-25 Anime Series Review

Now streaming on Netflix, it's never too late to appreciate the underdog classic anime, Hajime no Ippo. ― Hajime no Ippo is a classic in the sports anime world. I cannot think of a show that perfectly embodies what we now consider the iconic underdog story more than Hajime no Ippo. Years ago, I watched this show on a whim as I was interested in learning about boxing at the time, and it quickly rose t...
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Touken Ranbu Kai -Dо̄den Chikashi Haberau Monora- Prequel Anime Posts Trailer

Touken Ranbu Kai prequel starts 3-week screening run on August 16 ― The staff for Touken Ranbu Kai -Dо̄den Chikashi Haberau Monora-, the prequel to the Touken Ranbu Kai: Kyoden Moyuru Honnōji anime, posted its full trailer and a key visual on Monday. Touken Ranbu Kai -Dо̄den Chikashi Haberau Monora- will screen in theaters in Japan for three weeks only, starting on August 16. It will have the same ca...
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Your Summer 2024 Daily Streaming Reviews

The anime review team's fate is cast. Find out which series made the cut for weekly episode reviews. ― In a romantic comedy-heavy season, readers turned out for all of their favorites, whether it's one girl playing many roles or another sublimating her feelings in another language. Participants also looked to right the wrongs of the previous season by voting in Yatagarasu for its second half. Most r...
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Mayonaka Punch #2 [rate]

Terminator Zero Anime Reveals Teaser Trailer, New Key Art

Sonoya Mizuno narrates video as Eiko for August 29 anime ― Netflix revealed on Monday a new teaser for Skydance Animation and Production I.G's Terminator Zero anime series, along with new key art. Sonoya Mizuno narrates the video as Eiko. Terminator Zero will premiere worldwide on Netflix on August 29. The series stars Timothy Olyphant as Terminator, André Holland as Malcolm Lee, Rosario Dawson as Ko...
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Tohai: Ura Rate Mahjong Tohai Roku Anime Reveals 2 More Cast

Tsuyoshi Koyama, Chinatsu Akasaki join cast of October anime ― The staff for the television anime of Kōji Shinasaka's Tohai: Ura Rate Mahjong Tohai Roku manga revealed two new cast members on Monday. The new cast members are: Tsuyoshi Koyama as Noriyuki Takatsu Chinatsu Akasaki as Yū Katsuragi The anime stars: Kohsuke Tanabe as Kei Shunsuke Takeuchi as Tōjima Fairouz Ai as Amina The anime will premie...
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The Quintessential Quintuplets* Honeymoon Anime Reveals Staff, Songs, September 20 Screenings

Anime also reveals teaser visual ― The official website for Gotōbun no Hanayome*, the latest anime special of Negi Haruba's The Quintessential Quintuplets (Gotōbun no Hanayome) romantic comedy manga, revealed the anime's teaser visual, staff, and opening and ending theme songs on Monday. It also announced that the anime will have a three-week limited theater screenings in Japan starting on September ...
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Ring's Sadako Gets a Bishoujo Figure From Kotobukiya

The cute Sadako will always be watching you ― In 1991, the Japanese novel world was graced with the horror story Ring by Koji Suzuki. After spawning films for the Japanese and later U.S. markets, the franchise has garnered fans across the world. One factor in its popularity is likely the enigmatic and tragic villain Sadako. The image of her crawling out of a television to end her victims has been sea...
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2nd New Given Film's Trailer Announces September 20 Debut, Previews centimillimental's Theme Song & Story's Conclusion

centimillimental performs 'Ketsugen' song ― The staff for the Given anime franchise debuted the full trailer and poster visual for Eiga Given: Umi e (Given The Movie: To the Sea), the second film in the two-part sequel anime film project. The trailer announces that the film will open on September 20 and teases the story's conclusion. The trailer also features Ritsuka's singing voice and the band cent...
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Japan's Video Game Rankings, July 1-7

Luigi's Mansion 2 HD stays at #1 in 2nd week ― Japan's Game Ranking: July 1-7 Rank System Title Publisher Release Date Weekly Copies Total Copies 1NSwLuigi's Mansion 2 HD Nintendo June 27 33,828 122,253 2NSwAnimal Crossing: New Horizons Nintendo March 20, 2020 10,965 7,826,755 3NSwMario Kart 8 Deluxe Nintendo April 28, 2017 8,112 5,892,324 4NSwMomotaro Dentetsu World: Chikyū wa Kibō de Mawatteru! Kon...
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A Journey Through Another World: Raising Kids While Adventuring #2 [rate]
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Japanese Animation TV Ranking, July 1-7

Kinnikuman: Perfect Origin Arc debuts with 2.0% rating ― The second live-action film adaptation of Yasuhisa Hara's Kingdom manga aired on NTV on Friday, July 5 at 9:10 p.m. and earned a 7.7% rating. Title Station Date Time Length Average Household Rating Sazae-san Fuji TV July 7 (Sun) 18:30 30 min. 6.6 Chibi Maruko-chan Fuji TV July 7 (Sun) 18:00 30 min. 4.8 Doraemon TV Asahi July 6 (Sat) 17:00 30 m...
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Seven Deadly Sins: Four Knights of the Apocalypse Episodes 12-24 Anime Review

Arthurian legend fans, prepare to find some fun references in this set of episodes. That's always true of Nakaba Suzuki's works; the man is nothing if not consistent with his fondness for Arthurian lore ― Arthurian legend fans, prepare to find some fun references in this set of episodes. That's always true of Nakaba Suzuki's works; the man is nothing if not consistent with his fondness for Arthurian ...
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My Deer Friend Nokotan #2 [rate]
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Goro Taniguchi, Hidetaka Tenjin to Attend San Diego's Comic Con for Dark Machine Web3 Game, Anime Project

Taniguchi serves as creative producer, Tenjin as chief mechanical designer for game project featuring blockchain technology, NFTs ― Comic-Con International San Diego's programming schedule is listing a "Dark Machine: The Game and Anime" panel for Saturday, July 27. Code Geass director Goro Taniguchi, Macross artist Hidetaka Tenjin, and Dark Machine creator Keiichi Yano will be at the panel to "discus...
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Tower of God #2 [rate]
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Udon Licenses Authorized Manga Biography of Peanuts Cartoonist Charles M. Schulz

1st book in Manga Biographies line was originally published by Kadokawa ― Udon Entertainment announced on Tuesday that it will release the first book in its Manga Biographies series on October 2. Yuzuru Kuki's 168-page Manga Biographies: Charles M. Schulz has a cover illustrated by Chi-ko (novel illustrator for Weathering With You, Your Name, Voices of a Distant Star). Kadokawa published the authoriz...
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Narenare -Cheer for you!- #2 [rate]
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Kunitsu-Gami: Path of the Goddess Game Streams 4th Trailer

Game debuts on July 19 for PS5, PS4, Xbox X|S, Xbox One, PC via Steam ― Capcom began streaming the fourth trailer for the Kunitsu-Gami: Path of the Goddess game on Friday. ermhoi performs the theme song "Kunitsu-Gami" heard in the trailer. The game will launch on July 19 for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Xbox Game Pass, Windows, and PC via Steam. The company released a play...
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VTuber Legend: How I Went Viral after Forgetting to Turn Off My Stream #2 [rate]
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Chibi Maruko-chan #1439 [rate]
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Crunchyroll to Stream Demon Lord 2099, I'll Become a Villainess Who Goes Down in History, Mechanical Arms Anime in Fall

Company to also stream Seirei Gensouki - Spirit Chronicles season 2 ― Crunchyroll announced during its industry panel at Japan Expo in France on Saturday that it will stream the following anime in North America, Central America, South America, Europe, Africa, Oceania, the Middle East, and CIS, for the fall 2024 season: The anime of author Daigo Murasaki and illustrator Kureta's Demon Lord 2099 (Maou ...
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Tower of God 2nd Season Adds 2 New Cast Members

Ayumu Murase, Ryou Sugisaki join cast in 2nd episode on Sunday ― The official X (formerly Twitter) account for the Tower of God anime revealed two new cast members, who will appear in the second season's second episode on Sunday. The newly announced cast are: Ayumu Murase as Mule Love Ryou Sugisaki as Rapdevil The new season debuted on July 7. Crunchyroll is streaming the anime in North America, Cent...
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English Dub for Shy Anime's Season 2 Streams on July 15

Crunchyroll announces English dub cast ― Crunchyroll announced on Friday that the English dub for the second season of the anime adaptation of Bukimi Miki's SHY manga will stream on July 15. Crunchyroll announced the English dub cast: Veronica Laux as Shy Natalie Rose as Spirit Bryn Apprill as Iko Molly Zhang as Ai Hannah Alyea as Asuka TJ Anthony as Century Emi Lo as Mianlong Derick Snow as Doki Kr...
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Wistoria: Wand and Sword #2 [rate]
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Fairy Tail: 100 Years Quest #2 [rate]
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Live-Action Solitary Gourmet Series Gets Film Co-Written, Helmed by Lead Actor

January 10 film starring Yutaka Matsushige follows October 4 omnibus series with different main characters ― The staff for the live-action series adaptation of Masayuki Kusumi and Jiro Taniguchi's Kodoku no Gourmet (Solitary Gourmet) manga announced on Wednesday the series is getting a film directed and co-written by the lead actor Yutaka Matsushige on January 10. Yoshihiro Taguchi co-wrote the scree...
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Mission: Yozakura Family #15 [rate]
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Ascendance of a Bookworm Light Novels Get Stage Musical

Stage play runs in Tokyo from October 4-14, Osaka from November 2-3 ― TO Books announced on Wednesday that Miya Kazuki's Ascendance of a Bookworm (Honzuki no Gekokujō - Shisho ni Naru Tame niwa Shudan o Erandeiramasen) "biblia fantasy" light novel series will get its first musical stage play adaptation titled Honzuki no Gekokujō ~Shisho ni Naru Tame ni wa Shudan o Erande Iraremasen (Ascendance of a B...
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New Blue Exorcist Anime Debuts Rin Okumura Character Trailer

Nobuhiko Okamoto voices Rin Okumura in new character trailer ― Aniplex began streaming a new character trailer on Saturday for Blue Exorcist: Beyond the Snow Saga (Ao no Exorcist: Yuki no Hate-hen) introducing protagonist Rin Okumura. 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...

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One Piece #1112 [rate]
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Wonderful Precure! #24 [rate]

Novelist Otsuichi Co-Directs generAIdoscope, Omnibus Film Produced Entirely With Generative AI

2024 film also features One Cut of the Dead cinematographer Takeshi Sone, Bloody Chainsaw Girl's Hiroki Yamaguchi ― REALCOFFEE ENTERTAINMENT revealed generAIdoscope, a full-length original omnibus movie project completely made with generative AI, in a teaser trailer on Wednesday. The film is slated to screen in Japanese theaters this year, with Hirotaka Adachi (who uses the pen name Otsuichi as a nov...
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Samurai Sensei's Esusuke Croe Launches New Manga on August 7

Croe to launch Taimado: Time Slipper Omotenashi Madoguchi manga about hospitality desk for "Time Slippers" ― The August issue of Kodansha's Good! Afternoon magazine revealed on July 5 that Esusuke Croe will launch a new manga titled Taimado: Time Slipper Omotenashi Madoguchi (Taimado: Time Slipper Hospitality Desk), in the magazine's next issue on August 7. The manga centers on the newly established ...
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Otakon Hosts Voice Actors Shinnosuke Tachibana, Koki Uchiyama

Blue Lock voice actors attend August 2-4 convention ― The staff for Otakon 2024 announced on Monday that it will host voice actors Shinnosuke Tachibana (pictured at right) and Koki Uchiyama. Tachibana has voiced characters such as Aoshi Tokimitsu in Blue Lock, Yuki in the Idolish7 series, Morisuke Yaku in Haikyu!!, Mey Mey in Wonderful Precure!, and Nils Nielsen in Gundam Build Fighters. Uchiyama has...
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SHOSHIMIN: How to become Ordinary #2 [rate]
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Makeine: Too Many Losing Heroines! #1 [rate]
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ATRI: My Dear Moments #1 [rate]
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The Fable #15 [rate]
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Japan's Video Game Rankings, June 24-30

Luigi's Mansion 2 HD debuts at #1 ― Japan's Game Ranking: June 24-30 Rank System Title Publisher Release Date Weekly Copies Total Copies 1NSwLuigi's Mansion 2 HD Nintendo June 27 88,425 88,425 2NSwAnimal Crossing: New Horizons Nintendo March 20, 2020 8,977 7,815,790 3NSwMario Kart 8 Deluxe Nintendo April 28, 2017 7,473 5,884,212 4PS5Elden Ring Shadow of the Erdtree Edition FromSoftware June 21 6,993 ...
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The Elusive Samurai #2 [rate]
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Sakuna: Of Rice And Ruin #2 [rate]
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Why Does Nobody Remember Me in This World? #1 [rate]
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My Wife Has No Emotion #3 [rate]
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Plus-Sized Elf #2 [rate]
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MONOGATARI Series: OFF & MONSTER Season #2 [rate]
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Japanese Animation TV Ranking, June 24-30

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Hashira Training Arc finale episode earned 6.4% rating ― The first live-action film adaptation of Yasuhisa Hara's Kingdom manga aired on NTV on Friday, June 28 at 9:00 p.m. and earned a 7.8% rating. The debut episode of the new live-action series of Osamu Tezuka's Black Jack manga aired on Sunday, June 30 at 9:00 p.m. on TV Asahi and earned a 10.3% rating. The last epi...
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A Nobody's Way Up to an Exploration Hero #2 [rate]
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Dahlia in Bloom: Crafting a Fresh Start With Magical Tools #2 [rate]
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My Hero Academia TV Anime Reveals New Opening, Ending Themes for 7th Season

Yuuri, Zarame perform new themes ― Toho Animation revealed the new opening and ending theme song sequences on Saturday for the seventh season of the My Hero Academia anime. Yuuri performs the new opening theme song "Curtain Call" and Zarame performs the new ending theme song "Rokutōsei" (Class 6 Star). The seventh season of the My Hero Academia television anime debuted on April 6, starting with a fou...
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