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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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This Week in Anime - What Is This, An Anime Crossover Episode?

Lucas and Chris recall some of the strangest and most surprising crossover episodes in anime history. Which are your favorite? ― Lucas and Chris recall some of the strangest and most surprising crossover episodes in anime history. Which are your favorite? Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed by the participants in this chatlog are not the views of Anime News Network.Spoiler Warning for discu...
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Rising Impact Season 1 Anime Series Review

I walked away from the first half of this series feeling reasonably entertained despite a rough start; it eventually managed to veer into something fun, if a bit uninspired. ― While it can be hard to gauge how well anime generally performs on Netflix, if there's one series that's undoubtedly been a success for them, it's Nakaba Suzuki's The Seven Deadly Sins. So much so that they've been consistently...
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Interview: An Umineko Retrospective with Ryukishi07 & Sayaka Ohara

Popular sound novel creator Ryukishi07 and Beatrice voice actor Sayaka Ohara look back on Umineko's mysterious ending. ― Ryukishi07, the mind behind the When They Cry franchise, and voice actress Sayaka Ohara came together for Anime Expo 2024. Ohara voices the legendary Golden Witch, Beatrice, from Ryukishi's Umineko When They Cry series. Although the final chapter in the story was released in 2011,...
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The Duke of Death and His Maid Season 3 Anime Series Review

Despite my grievances with how the story is told, I cried like a baby by the end. The Duke of Death and His Maid feels like it can only be described as wholesome edging. ― We have finally approached the end of this journey. When I first watched The Duke of Death and His Maid, I didn't think I would grow as emotionally attached to these characters as I did. What I thought would be a light yet digestib...
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Bartender Glass of God Anime Series Review

Like a cocktail, the ingredients are all there, but they've been blended without skill or care, lacking fizz, leaving only a hint of the flavor and kick of the original. ― Despite my intense personal dislike of alcohol (for no profound reason other than it makes me feel ill and I hate the taste), I nonetheless love the original 2006 TV anime adaptation of the Bartender manga. In the same way that Lai...
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Makoto Takatsu's Migratory Birds & Snail Manga Gets TV Anime, Returns from Hiatus

Manga about two people sleeping, traveling in car launched in 2019 ― The official X (formerly Twitter) account for Makoto Takatsu's Wataridori to Katatsumuri (Migratory birds & Snail) manga, revealed that it will get a television anime adaptation, and also announced the manga's return from its four-year hiatus, on Wednesday. Takatsu also drew an illustration to celebrate the manga's return and anime ...
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Kazuki Kaburagi's Magic Maker ~Isekai Mahō no Tsukurikata~ Light Novels Get TV Anime in 2025

Megumi Han, Ai Kakuma star in anime about young boy aiming to be pioneer of magic in another world ― Kadokawa announced the television anime adaptation of Kazuki Kaburagi's Magic Maker ~Isekai Mahō no Tsukurikata~ (How to Perform Alternate World Magic) light novel series on Wednesday, and revealed the anime's teaser visual, teaser trailer, main cast, staff, and 2025 premiere. The anime stars Megumi H...
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Overlord: The Sacred Kingdom Anime Film Runs Over 2 Hours Long

Producer Kazufumi Kikushima revealed during a press conference on Sunday that Overlord: The Sacred Kingdom (Gekijō-ban Overlord Sei Ōkoku-hen) — the new film project for the Overlord anime — is over two hours long. The Sunday press conference, and the "Crunchyroll Presents Kadokawa Anime" panel at Anime Expo on Saturday, also previewed the film's first eight minutes. The film will open with regula...

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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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Girls Band Cry Cast Members Mirei, Natsu Go on Hiatus Due to Health

Remaining 3 main cast members will continue performing ― The official website for Toei Animation's original anime Girls Band Cry announced on Friday that cast members Mirei and Natsu are going on a temporary hiatus due to health reasons. The remaining three main cast members — Rina, Yuri, and Syuri — will continue performing. The website explained that Mirei and Natsu, who perform as Subaru Awa and T...
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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 ...

Exclusive: Dark Horse to Release Gunsmith Cats Manga in New Omnibus Edition

New omnibus edition of Kenichi Sonoda's manga will debut in February 2025 ― Dark Horse Comics announced on Friday that it will release Kenichi Sonoda's Gunsmith Cats manga in a new omnibus edition. The new edition will feature lettering and retouching by Studio Cutie. Dark Horse describes the manga: This series is a non-stop, action-packed, nostalgia-filled love letter to those buddy cop blockbuster ...
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Delico's Nursery Anime Adds Ai Kayano, Shinichirō Miki to Cast

Series to debut on August 7 ― Aniplex revealed two more cast members on Friday for Delico's Nursery, a television anime based on Kenichi Suemitsu's TRUMP 2009 stage play. The new cast includes Ai Kayano as Frieda Delico (pictured left in image below) and Shinichirō Miki as Klaus (pictured right). The anime's debut on August 7 is a delay from its originally planned July debut. The channels will instea...
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Ohayō! Unko-sensei Comedy Anime Debuts on July 26

Staff also revealed ― CBC TV announced on Friday that the television anime series of shorts of Yūsaku Furuya and Teruaki Mizuno's Ohayō! Unko-sensei (Good Morning Mr. Poop!) comedy manga based on Bunkyōsha's Unko Kanji Drill (Poop Kanji Drill) educational textbook series will debut in the channel's weekday Chant! program on July 26, and will air within the program on Fridays. Shōei Ishioka and Ryō Ta...
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Hunter x Hunter Nen x Impact Fighting Game's Trailer Reveals Feitan

Game launches for PS5, Switch, Steam this year ― Arc System Works revealed at Japan Expo on Friday that Feitan will be a playable character in 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 game will release for PlayStation 5, Nintendo Switch, and PC via Steam this year. Other playable characters include Gon, Ki...
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I've Been Killing Slimes for 300 Years and Maxed Out My Level 2 Anime Reveals New Cast in 2nd Teaser Video

Yui Ogura joins cast for 2nd season debuting in 2025 ― The official website for Slime Taoshite 300-nen, Shiranai Uchi ni Level Max ni Nattemashita ~Sono Ni~ (I've Been Killing Slimes for 300 Years and Maxed Out My Level 2), the second season of the television anime of Kisetsu Morita's I've Been Killing Slimes for 300 Years and Maxed Out My Level (Slime Taoshite 300-nen, Shiranai Uchi ni Level Max ni ...
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ATRI -My Dear Moments- Anime's 3rd Promo Video Previews 22/7's Ending Theme

1st episode preview also streamed for series debuting on Saturday ― Aniplex began streaming a third promotional video and a first episode preview on Friday for the anime of Aniplex.exe's ATRI: My Dear Moments visual novel. The promotional video previews idol group 22/7's ending theme song "YES to NO no Aida ni" (Between YES and NO). The anime will premiere in July 13 on the Tokyo MX, BS11, Gunma TV, ...
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Live-Action Cosmetic Playlover Show's Short Trailer Streamed

Gaku Oshida, Yūichi Nakamura, Ayano Kudo join cast for series debuting on August 5 ― NBC Universal Asia began streaming a 30-second trailer on Friday for the live-action series adaptation of Sachi Narashima's Cosmetic Playlover manga. The show's X/Twitter account also revealed three more cast members (character name spellings unconfirmed): Gaku Oshida as Tenjin Sahashi Yūichi Nakamura as Tanouchi Aya...
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Chinese-Animated Series 'A Herbivorous Dragon of 5,000 Years Gets Unfairly Villainized' Reveals More Japanese Cast, October Debut for 2nd Season

Yui Ishikawa, Iori Noguchi join cast ― The official website for the Chinese-animated series adaptation of Kaisei Enomoto's A Herbivorous Dragon of 5,000 Years Gets Unfairly Villainized (Yowai 5000-nen no Sōshoku Dragon, Iware Naki Jaryū Nintei) novel series revealed more cast members on Friday for the Japanese dub cast of the show's second season. The website also revealed the second season will debu...
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Romance of the Three Kingdoms 8 Remake Game Releases on October 24

Koei Tecmo America releases new trailer ― Koei Tecmo America and developer Kou Shibusawa announced on Friday that the Romance of the Three Kingdoms 8 REMAKE strategy game will release on October 24 in English digitally for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, and Windows PC via Steam. The companies revealed a new trailer for the game. The game will release on the same day in Europe and Japa...
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Rent-A-Girlfriend Franchise Gets 1st Adventure Game

PS4, Switch game with original story releases this year ― MAGES. announced on Friday that Reiji Miyajima's Rent-A-Girlfriend (Kanojo, Okarishimasu) manga and anime are inspiring an adventure game that will release for Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 this year. The game is titled Kanojo, Okarishimasu: Suiheisen to Mizugi no Kanojo (Rent-A-Girlfriend: The Girl of the Horizon and a Swimsuit). Pre-orde...
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Duel Masters LOST Net Anime Debuts on October 4

― The August issue of Shogakukan's Monthly Coro Coro Comics magazine revealed on Friday that the net anime based on Shigenobu Matsumoto and Yō Kanebayashi's Duel Masters LOST Tsuioku no Suishō (Duel Masters LOST: Crystal of Remembrance) manga, part of the Duel Masters LOST project, will debut on October 4 on the Duel Masters YouTube channel. J.C. Staff is producing the anime. Shotaro Uzawa stars as ...

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Shin Megami Tensei x Madoka Magica Collaborate For Summer Event

It's your turn to become a magical girl & fight witches ― While the Shin Megami Tensei RPG video games started off with more of a cult following, the franchise has gained massive popularity since about the turn of the millennium. And the popularity has continued with the 2017 mobile game Shin Megami Tensei: Liberation Dx2. The game's latest event is no ordinary event, as you will take on monsters wit...
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AKB48 Idols' Sailor Zombie Project Listed With Anime Plans

High school horror project had spawned live-action series, manga, arcade game in 2014 ― Amazon's Japanese branch is listing a new edition of Isshin Inudou and Jiji & Pinch's manga adaptation of the AKB48 idol group's Sailor Zombie project for a July 29 release. The listing teases that "an anime adaptation is launching!!?" The "high school zombie horror" project began as a 12-episode live-action serie...
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Reincarnated as a Slime, Wistoria, 7th Prince Editors, Producers Take Fans to Another World

Editors Riichiro Umetsu and Shiro Yamano and producers Shinichirō Narita, Makoto Oda, and Katsuki Aoyama treat fans to details about isekai anime production. ― Crunchyroll hosted their isekai panel, "That Time There Was A Lot Of Isekai Anime on Crunchyroll," within the spacious halls of JW Marriot's Platinum Ballroom on Day 1 of Anime Expo. Moderated by Curt Richy with Mike McNamara assisting with t...
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The Café Terrace and Its Goddesses #2 [rate]
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This Week in Anime - What Is This, An Anime Crossover Episode?

Lucas and Chris recall some of the strangest and most surprising crossover episodes in anime history. Which are your favorite? ― Lucas and Chris recall some of the strangest and most surprising crossover episodes in anime history. Which are your favorite? Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed by the participants in this chatlog are not the views of Anime News Network.Spoiler Warning for discu...
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Spice & Wolf: merchant meets the wise wolf ‒ Episode 15

Lawrence can't just grab his phone and Google "Yoitsu bear attack" or "Yoitsu best route by horse-drawn cart."
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Arc System Works Announces New Double Dragon Revive Game for 2025

Trailer posted for game on PS4, PS5, Xbox Series X|S, Steam ― Arc System Works announced on Thursday that it will release the new Double Dragon Revive game for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC (via Steam) next year. Arc System Works previously ported the Double Dragon Advance and Super Double Dragon games on modern systems last November, followed by the Double Dragon Collection o...

Rick and Morty: The Anime's Trailer Confirms August 15 Debut, Bilingual Casts

English-subtitled version with Japanese audio premieres on August 17 ― The Adult Swimn programming block began streaming the official trailer for the Rick and Morty: The Anime series on Thursday. The trailer confirms that the series will premiere with an English dub in the block on Thursday, August 15 at midnight. The English-subtitled version with Japanese audio will then premiere on Saturday, Augus...
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Rising Impact Season 1 Anime Series Review

I walked away from the first half of this series feeling reasonably entertained despite a rough start; it eventually managed to veer into something fun, if a bit uninspired. ― While it can be hard to gauge how well anime generally performs on Netflix, if there's one series that's undoubtedly been a success for them, it's Nakaba Suzuki's The Seven Deadly Sins. So much so that they've been consistently...
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Servamp Manga's Finale Slated for December 13 With 1 More Volume Added

24th & final volume to ship on December 27, followed by art book, guidebook, more ― The August issue of Kadokawa's Monthly Comic Gene magazine confirmed on Friday that the finale of Strike Tanaka's Servamp manga will run in the magazine's January 2025 issue on December 13. Kadokawa will publish the manga's 24th and final compiled book volume on December 27. In addition, Kadokawa will publish the mang...

Rent-A-Girlfriend Anime Gets 4th Season in 2025

Anime of Hawaiians arc announced on manga's 7th anniversary ― The staff for the anime of Reiji Miyajima's Rent-A-Girlfriend (Kanojo, Okarishimasu) manga announced on Friday that a fourth season will air in 2025. The new season will cover the Hawaiians arc. Friday marks the seventh anniversary of the manga's launch. The anime's third season premiered on July 7, 2023 in the Super Animeism block on MBS,...
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Look Back Anime Film Rises to #1, 3rd Code Geass: Rozé of the Recapture Film Opens at #7

2024 Anpanman film drops to #2, Uma Musume Pretty Derby: Beginning of a New Era back in top 10 ― The anime film of Chainsaw Man creator Tatsuki Fujimoto's "Look Back" one-shot manga rose from #2 to #1 in its second week at the Japanese box office. The film sold 129,900 tickets from Friday to Sunday to earn 221,734,700 yen (about US$1.37 million), and has sold a total of 360,000 tickets to earn a tota...
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My Hero Academia: You're Next Film Reveals Original Villain Characters & Cast, IMAX, MX4D, 4DX, Dolby Cinema Screenings

Original manga creator Kōhei Horikoshi draws "Gorrini Family" villains for film ― The official website for My Hero Academia THE MOVIE: You're Next (My Hero Academia: You're Next), the fourth anime film in the My Hero Academia franchise, revealed on Thursday the original villain characters and cast for the film, created by original manga creator Kōhei Horikoshi. The film's staff also revealed in a new...
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No Longer Allowed in Another World Anime Reveals 3 More Cast Members

Inori Minase, Chafūrin, Jun Fukuyama join cast for show's 2nd episode ― The staff for the television anime of Hiroshi Noda and Takahiro Wakamatsu's No Longer Allowed In Another World (Isekai Shikkaku) manga revealed three more cast members for the series on Thursday. The three characters will debut in the second episode. |◤━━━━━━━━━━   第二話より登場 新キャスト情報を公開━━━━━━━━━━━◢|シャルロット CV:#水瀬いのりトマス CV:#茶風林オットー CV...
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Haigakura Anime Reveals 4 More Cast

Rie Kugimiya, Mutsumi Tamura, Ayumu Murase, Gakuto Kajiwara join cast of fall anime ― The official website for the television anime of Shinobu Takayama's Haigakura manga revealed four more cast on Thursday. The newly announced cast are: Rie Kugimiya as Kaka Mutsumi Tamura as Ryū Ayumu Murase as Heikan Gakuto Kajiwara as Hōryūsei The anime will premiere this fall. Previously announced cast includes: T...
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Live-Action French Cat's Eye Series Reveals Trailer

8-episode series will star Constance Labbé, Camille Lou, Claire Romain ― French channel TF1 revealed the trailer on Wednesday for the live-action French series of Tsukasa Hojo's Cat's Eye manga. The series is titled Cat's Eyes. Vous les attendiez, elles sont là ! Découvrez les premières images de 𝘾𝙖𝙩'𝙨 𝙀𝙮𝙚𝙨 🎬🔥La série événement, bientôt sur TF1 et TF1+ ✨ pic.twitter.com/5RiYDxYDzI— TF1 (@TF1) July 10...
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Mahō Tsukai ni Narenakatta Onna no Ko no Hanashi TV Anime Casts Yui Horie, Ayumi Mano

Series debuts in October ― The official website for the television anime of Yuzuki Akasaka's Mahō Tsukai ni Narenakatta Onna no Ko no Hanashi (The Story of the Girl Who Couldn't Become a Wizard) novel revealed two more cast members on Thursday. Yui Horie as Minami Suzuki (pictured left below), Kurumi's teacher who looks like a girl, and Ayumi Mano as Maki Kumil (pictured right), a reliable roommate T...
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Puniru wa Kawaii Slime Anime's 1st Promo Video Reveals Main Cast, More Staff, October Debut

Yū Sasahara, Shūichirō Umeda star in romantic comedy anime ― The official website for the television anime adaptation of Maedakun's Puniru wa Kawaii Slime (Puniru is a Cute Slime) web manga series revealed on Thursday the anime's first promotional video, teaser visual, main cast, additional staff, and October premiere. The anime's main cast are: Yū Sasahara as Puniru Shūichirō Umeda as Kotarō The new...
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King of Prism: Dramatic Prism.1 Film's Trailer Streamed

SePTENTRION performs theme song for August 16 film ― The staff of the King of Prism anime franchise revealed the main trailer on Thursday for King of Prism: Dramatic Prism.1, the new theatrical anime in the franchise. The video also reveals and previews SePTENTRION's theme song "Link World." The film will open in Japan on August 16. The film will reorganize the King of Prism: Shiny Seven Stars theatr...
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Medaka Kuroiwa is Impervious to My Charms TV Anime's Character Video, Teaser Video Reveal 2025 Debut, Main Cast

Anime stars Yū Serizawa, Ryōta Iwasaki ― The official website for the television anime of Ran Kuze's Medaka Kuroiwa is Impervious to My Charms (Kuroiwa Medaka ni Watashi no Kawaii ga Tsūjinai) manga revealed the show's teaser promotional video as well as the first character video for Mona on Thursday. Both videos reveal the show's 2025 debut. The videos also reveal the two main cast members: Yū Seriz...
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Trillion Game Anime Reveals 3rd Character Video, 2 More Cast Members

Takaya Hashi, Masaaki Mizunaka join cast of October anime ― Kadokawa revealed the third character promotional video for the television anime of Riichirou Inagaki and Ryōichi Ikegami's Trillion Game manga on Thursday. The video features the character Kirika Kokuryu, voiced by M.A.O. The anime's staff will release character videos for five consecutive weeks. The staff also revealed two more cast member...
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Live-Action Densetsu no Head Shō Series Reveals 3 More Cast, Main Visual, July 19 Debut

Naoko Iijima, Karma, Moe Yuki join cast ― The official X (formerly Twitter) account for the live-action series of Takeshi Natsuhara and Takashi Hamori's Densetsu no Head Sho manga revealed on Tuesday the show's main visual, three more cast, and its July 19 premiere. The newly announced cast are: Naoko Iijima as Beniko Ijūin (center in image above), Shō's grandmother and the first president of the "La...
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Aqua Timez Band Reunites for 20th Anniversary

Bleach, Naruto Shippūden theme song artist resumes band activities in 2025 ― The official X (formerly Twitter) account of Japanese band Aqua Timez announced on Thursday that the band will reunite for their 20th anniversary, and will start band activities again in 2025, including the release of a new single and a live concert. Aqua Timez、再結成します。#AquaTimez#AquaTimez再結成#AquaTimez20th#teamAQUA pic.twitte...
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Kunihiko Ikuhara Directs 'Reading in the Dark' Play with Main Illustration by Asumiko Nakamura

Play runs at Rikkoukai Hall from October 31-November 3 Revolutionary Girl Utena director Kunihiko Ikuhara announced on X/Twitter on Thursday that he will write and direct a Rodoku-geki (Reading Theater) play titled "Ikuni Produce Reading in the Dark Shunkin no Sasuke" with the main illustration by Classmates artist Asumiko Nakamura. The play will run at the Rikkoukai Hall from October 31-November 3...
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Nintendo Teases 'Emio' Project in Video

― Nintendo began streaming a short video on Wednesday to tease a project with the word "Emio" (in Japanese the kanji used to write Emio means "smiling man"). The video below features a disclaimer that it contains scenes that some viewers may find disturbing. The video (rated M and PEGI 18 for mature audiences) features a person in a trench coat with a bag on their head. The Nintendo UK video above a...

Kadokawa Acquires Anime Studio Doga Kobo

Oshi no Ko, New Game! studio was founded in 1973 ― Kadokawa announced on Thursday that it has acquired anime studio Doga Kobo and will make it a subsidiary of the conglomerate. Doga Kobo was founded in July 1973, and the company has 62 employees as of June. The company produced the Jellyfish Can't Swim in the Night anime to celebrate its 50th anniversary. The anime debuted on April 6. Doga Kobo has a...
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Kyoto Animation Draws Minori Chihara for Her 20th Anniversary Concert

Her animated form comes on the 20th anniversary of one of her first long-lasting roles ― Twenty years ago on April 1, the world was graced with one of the more interesting martial arts series: Tenjo Tenge. Voicing the heroine was none other than a debuting Minori Chihara. Today, she is likely more fondly remembered for playing the Haruhi Suzumiya franchise's Yuki Nagato or Sound! Euphonium's Kaori Na...
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The Share House's Secret Rule Manga Gets TV Anime by AnimeFesta

OUMA's story of man who trades housework for 'fun' with 2 housemates ― Suiseisha announced on Thursday that OUMA's The Share House's Secret Rule ("1-funkan Dake Iretemo Ii yo…" Share House no Himitsu Rule.) manga is inspiring an anime by AnimeFesta. OUMA presented a message to celebrate the anime news: Even though this title might have finished being serialized, I can't believe it is going to be an a...
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Mizuki Takano's Ja no Michi Manga Ends on August 7

Manga launched in May 2023 ― The August issue of Kodansha's Good! Afternoon magazine revealed on Friday that Mizuki Takano's Ja no Michi (The Snake's Path) manga will end in the magazine's next issue on August 7. The manga centers on two friends Momo and Tatsu. When Momo lost his way and encountered dangerous snakes in the mountain as a kid, it was Tatsu who rescued him. After the incident, Tatsu bec...
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Seven Seas Licenses No Spicy Romance Allowed!, The Elf Sisters Can't Wait for the Night, 3 More Manga, 1 Light Novel

Also licensed: ISEKAI AFFAIR: 10 Years After Defeating the Demon King, the Hero Cheats on His Wife With a Warrior Woman Who Lost Her Husband, Wet Dream Aquarium, Blood Night Market, The Obsessed Mage and His Beloved Statue Bride: She Cannot Resist His Seductive Voice ― Seven Seas Entertainment announced on Wednesday that it has licensed Masakazu Ooi and Inomaru's ISEKAI AFFAIR: 10 Years After Defeati...
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FGO 7th Anniversary Panel Becomes Gilgamesh-Fest

Gilgamesh fans, they're just like us. ― There is something immensely thrilling about being at a panel where the panelists are just unabashedly huge nerds of the project they're working on. It creates an electric atmosphere and sets the tone for the whole hour. The Fate Grand Order 7th Anniversary x TYPE-MOON Projects panel kicked off with trailers for some of TYPE-MOON's new releases, starting with T...
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Boichi, Roswell Hosoki to Launch Sake no Hosomichi ~Collab & Remake~ Manga on July 12

New series is part of 30th anniversary for Hosoki's Sake no Hosomichi manga ― The 2,910th issue of Nihonbungeisha's Weekly Manga Goraku magazine announced on Friday that Roswell Hosoki and Boichi will launch the Sake no Hosomichi ~Collab & Remake~ manga in the magazine's next issue on July 12. The new manga remakes select stories from Hosoki's original Sake no Hosomichi manga as part of the earlier m...
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My Hero Academia's Mamoru Miyano, Daiki Yamashita Discuss Manga's Imminent Conclusion

'I'm sure Horikoshi-sensei is burning his soul, like One For All, and he's going to deplete his soul like All Might after he finishes drawing the final episode.' ― While discourse around My Hero Academia has focused on the manga's imminent ending as of late, you wouldn't have thought the franchise was running out of gas based on the MY HERO ACADEMIA SPECIAL EVENT at this year's Anime Expo. Filling t...

Disney+ Streams Macross Frontier, Macross Delta Anime in U.K.

Series not currently streaming on U.S. Disney+, Hulu ― The U.K. version of the Disney+ platform is now streaming the Macross Frontier and Macross Delta anime series. Both series are available in subtitled versions only. As of Wednesday, neither series is available on Disney+ or Hulu in the United States. The official Macross website announced in March that the "Star" brand of Disney+ will stream num...
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Neko Oji: The Guy That Got Reincarnated as a Cat Anime Unveils Cast

Takahiro Kameoka, Kana Hanazawa, Tomokazu Seki, Kenjiro Tsuda star in October anime ― The staff for the television anime of Yajima's Neko ni Tensei Shita Ojisan (Neko Oji: The Guy that got Reincarnated as a Cat) web manga revealed the main cast for the upcoming anime on Wednesday. The anime stars (top row, left to right): Takahiro Kameoka as Oji-san Kana Hanazawa as Pun-chan, the cat that Oji-san rei...
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Manga is Global: Japanese Manga Editors Share How Medium is Expanding

Publishers share how a non-native Japanese comic artist can get their big break. ― For those who like the business side of manga as much as the art and storytelling, the Japanese Manga Editors Industry Roundtable really is a fascinating learning experience. This year's panel mostly focused on two areas of discussion—new artist development, and a look into publishing trends. Moderated by Deb Aoki, jo...
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B-Project Ryūsei*Fantasia Visual Novel Previews Gameplay in New Trailer

English physical version ships for Switch on July 26, digital version launches on July 15 ― PQube began streaming a new gameplay trailer for B-PROJECT Ryūsei*Fantasia (B-PROJECT Shooting Star*Fantasia), the first console game in the B-PROJECT idol franchise, on Tuesday. The game launches digitally in English for Nintendo Switch and PC via Steam on July 15. The physical version of the game will ship f...
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Interview: An Umineko Retrospective with Ryukishi07 & Sayaka Ohara

Popular sound novel creator Ryukishi07 and Beatrice voice actor Sayaka Ohara look back on Umineko's mysterious ending. ― Ryukishi07, the mind behind the When They Cry franchise, and voice actress Sayaka Ohara came together for Anime Expo 2024. Ohara voices the legendary Golden Witch, Beatrice, from Ryukishi's Umineko When They Cry series. Although the final chapter in the story was released in 2011,...
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The Misfit of Demon King Academy II #24 [rate]
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Crunchyroll Hosts LiSA, One Piece Concerts at Comic-Con in San Diego

J-pop star LiSA on July 26, One Piece with San Diego Philharmonic Orchestra on July 27 ― Crunchyroll announced on Wednesday that Japanese pop star LiSA will perform in its "Crunchyroll Concert Series" at Comic-Con International in San Diego on July 26. In addition, Toei Animation and Crunchyroll will also bring the "One Piece 25th Anniversary: Symphonic Voyage," performed by the San Diego Philharmoni...
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The Duke of Death and His Maid Season 3 Anime Series Review

Despite my grievances with how the story is told, I cried like a baby by the end. The Duke of Death and His Maid feels like it can only be described as wholesome edging. ― We have finally approached the end of this journey. When I first watched The Duke of Death and His Maid, I didn't think I would grow as emotionally attached to these characters as I did. What I thought would be a light yet digestib...
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A Terrified Teacher at Ghoul School! Anime's Teaser Reveals Jun Fukuyama in Cast

Fukuyama plays Hyakki Academy's principal ― The official website for the television anime of Mai Tanaka's A Terrified Teacher at Ghoul School! (Yōkai Gakkō no Sensei Hajimemashita!) manga revealed the anime's teaser promotional video and a new cast member on Wednesday. The anime casts Jun Fukuyama as the principal of Hyakki Academy: Previously announced cast includes: Ryōta Suzuki as Mikoto Sano Reo ...
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BEASTARS Creator Paru Itagaki's Sanda Manga Gets TV Anime by Science SARU

Near future hero action manga ended on Thursday ― A website opened on Thursday to announce that a television anime of Paru Itagaki's SANDA manga has been green-lit. Science Saru is animating the project. The "unconventional Santa Claus hero action" manga tells the story of adults and children in the near future with a declining birth rate. An ordinary boy named Sanda finds out that one of his classma...
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Love Is Indivisible by Twins #1 [rate]
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Alya Sometimes Hides Her Feelings in Russian #2 [rate]
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Our Last Crusade or the Rise of a New World #1 [rate]
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Makoto Takatsu's Migratory Birds & Snail Manga Gets TV Anime, Returns from Hiatus

Manga about two people sleeping, traveling in car launched in 2019 ― The official X (formerly Twitter) account for Makoto Takatsu's Wataridori to Katatsumuri (Migratory birds & Snail) manga, revealed that it will get a television anime adaptation, and also announced the manga's return from its four-year hiatus, on Wednesday. Takatsu also drew an illustration to celebrate the manga's return and anime ...
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Kazuki Kaburagi's Magic Maker ~Isekai Mahō no Tsukurikata~ Light Novels Get TV Anime in 2025

Megumi Han, Ai Kakuma star in anime about young boy aiming to be pioneer of magic in another world ― Kadokawa announced the television anime adaptation of Kazuki Kaburagi's Magic Maker ~Isekai Mahō no Tsukurikata~ (How to Perform Alternate World Magic) light novel series on Wednesday, and revealed the anime's teaser visual, teaser trailer, main cast, staff, and 2025 premiere. The anime stars Megumi H...
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Takara Tomy's PuniRunes Anime Gets 2nd Season in October

1st season ran from October 2022 to March 2023 ― Takara Tomy announced on Wednesday that the anime of its PuniRunes toyline will have a second season that will premiere on TV Tokyo and affiliated channels in October. The new season will introduce the character Tomorun. The first season ran on TV Tokyo and TV Osaka from October 2022 to March 2023. Unlike other digital pets that you can raise, the Puni...

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Singer Kaori Oda Announces Pregnancy

Singer will miss final concert in Yuki Kajiura's latest tour ― Japanese singer Kaori Oda announced that she is pregnant on her X (formerly Twitter) account on July 8. Oda posted a short message to her fans and an update about her planned appearance at the final "Yuki Kajiura LIVE vol. #20~Japanese Language Restricted 20th Special~" concert. いつも応援してくださる皆様、関係者の皆様へ#織田かおり#かおりホールディングス#YKL20 pic.twitter.c...
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SMEJ, Aniplex, Palworld Game Developer Establish Palworld Entertainment

New joint venture to develop Palworld IP outside of game ― Sony Music Entertainment Japan Inc. announced on Wednesday that it and its subsidiary Aniplex, along with Palworld game developer Pocketpair, have established a new joint venture named Palworld Entertainment. The venture aims to expand and develop "new business" for the Palworld game, as well as develop the intellectual property's reach, lice...
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Mission: Yozakura Family ‒ Episode 14

This week's episode sees Taiyo in the most terrifying predicament imaginable: Kyoichiro is being nice to him.
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JO1 Member Shōya Kimata Guest Stars in Tōsōchū: The Great Mission Anime

Musician guest stars in show beginning July 14 ― The staff for Tōsōchū: The Great Mission, an anime inspired by the Fuji TV game show run for money Tōsōchū (known as Run for the Money in English), revealed on Wednesday that JO1 member Shōya Kimata will guest star as scientist Dupont beginning July 14. Kimura will join the show in Mission64. The musician will also appear in Tōsōchū: The Movie, a live-...
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Spice & Wolf: merchant meets the wise wolf ‒ Episode 14

This week, we learn two essential things about Holo: she can't read, and her hangovers kick like a mule.
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Live-Action Saint Young Men Film's Teaser Assembles 'Super Saint Holy Men'

Toho will open film on December 20 ― The staff for Saint Oniisan The Movie ~Holy Men vs Akuma Gundan~ (Holy Men vs Demon Army), the first live-action film of Hikaru Nakamura's Saint Young Men (Saint Oniisan) manga, began streaming a teaser trailer for the movie on Wednesday. The teaser shows Jesus and Buddha turning into the "Super Saint Holy Men" superheroes to battle the demons. The comedy manga im...
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Ryukishi07 Discusses His Mystery-Horror Game Universe

The Umineko, Rose Gun Days and Higurashi creator answers fan questions like, "Where's Ciconia When They Cry?" ― After his last appearance at Anime Expo 2015, writer Ryukishi07 made his long-awaited return to Anime Expo. The Higurashi writer remained as energetic and enthusiastic in answering a panel of fan questions. Voice actress Sayaka Ohara joined him on stage, but more as support rather than par...
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One Piece ‒ Episode 1111

It’s always a treat when the animation team can come up with a way to make this regular act stand out or be visually unique compared to the others, and I think it works great here.
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DanMachi Panel Honors Syr's VA to Kick Off Season 5, Unveils New Key Visual

Warner Bros. Japan's DanMachi panel was a feast for the fans clamoring for the anime's fifth season. ― Warner Bros. Japan's DanMachi panel was a feast for the fans clamoring for the anime's fifth season. It dedicated itself to all of the loyal DanMachians in attendance, but a special spotlight was cast on dub voice actress Juliet Simmons, whose longtime commitment to the series made her a special gu...

Astra TV Awards Launch 'Best Anime Series' Category for 2024 Show

Blue Eye Samurai, Frieren: Beyond Journey's End, Ninja Kamui among nominees in new category ― The film critics in the Hollywood Creative Alliance (formerly the Hollywood Critics Association) revealed the nominees for the 2024 Astra TV Awards, including the new "Best Anime Series" category. The nominees in the new category are: Blue Eye Samurai (Netflix) Frieren: Beyond Journey's End (CrunchyRoll) Ni...
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TASUKETSU -Fate of the Majority- #2 [rate]
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A Terrified Teacher at Ghoul School! Anime Reveals 6 More Cast Members

Ryōta Suzuki, Reo Tanie, Akari Kitō, Hana Ayasaka, Shun Horie, Ryota Iwasaki join October anime ― The official website for the television anime of Mai Tanaka's A Terrified Teacher at Ghoul School! (Yōkai Gakkō no Sensei Hajimemashita!) manga announced six more cast members between July 4 and July 9: Ryōta Suzuki as Mikoto Sano Reo Tanie as Mamekichi Maizuka Akari Kitō as Beniko Zashiki Hana Ayasaka a...
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Suicide Squad ISEKAI ‒ SERIES PREMIERE

These early episodes have a rhythm; the audience dances along with the characters during action scenes in one big, continuous performance. However, someone attempts to pull the strings behind the curtain.
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Overlord: The Sacred Kingdom Anime Film Runs Over 2 Hours Long

Producer Kazufumi Kikushima revealed during a press conference on Sunday that Overlord: The Sacred Kingdom (Gekijō-ban Overlord Sei Ōkoku-hen) — the new film project for the Overlord anime — is over two hours long. The Sunday press conference, and the "Crunchyroll Presents Kadokawa Anime" panel at Anime Expo on Saturday, also previewed the film's first eight minutes. The film will open with regula...
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Bartender Glass of God Anime Series Review

Like a cocktail, the ingredients are all there, but they've been blended without skill or care, lacking fizz, leaving only a hint of the flavor and kick of the original. ― Despite my intense personal dislike of alcohol (for no profound reason other than it makes me feel ill and I hate the taste), I nonetheless love the original 2006 TV anime adaptation of the Bartender manga. In the same way that Lai...
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GungHo Online Entertainment Reveals Disney Pixel RPG for Smartphones

Game slated for this year in 18 countries ― The Japanese game developer GungHo Online Entertainment announced a new smartphone game titled Disney Pixel RPG on Monday. The free-to-play game (with in-app purchases) is slated for iOS and Android devices this year in 18 countries and regions, and it will support the English, Japanese, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Korean, and Chinese (Traditional) la...
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Grand Blue Dreaming Manga Goes on Hiatus, Inspires Stage Play for 10th Anniversary

Manga slated to return on August 7 with stage play to run on November 13-17 ― The August issue of Kodansha's Good! Afternoon magazine announced on Friday that Kenji Inoue and Kimitake Yoshioka's Grand Blue Dreaming comedy manga did not publish a new chapter, due to Inoue's poor health. The magazine stated that Inoue is already recovering, and the manga is scheduled to return in the next issue on Augu...
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Kimi ni Todoke Season 3's 2nd Trailer Unveils Opening Song, August 1 Debut

Artist imase performs opening theme 'et cetera' ― Netflix debuted the second official trailer for the third television anime season of Karuho Shiina's Kimi ni Todoke - From Me to You manga on Tuesday. The trailer announces and previews imase's opening theme song "et cetera," and it also announces the season's August 1 premiere worldwide on Netflix. The new cast members are: Miyuki Sawashiro as Ayane ...
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No Longer Allowed In Another World #1 [rate]
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The Magical Girl and The Evil Lieutenant Used to Be Archenemies #1 [rate]
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Live-Action Alita: Battle Angel Producer Jon Landau Dies at 63

Landau produced director James Cameron's films, including Titanic, Avatar ― Film producer Jon Landau died on July 5 due to cancer. He was 63. Landau is best known as a producer for some of director James Cameron's best known and most successful films, including Titanic and Avatar. He and Cameron co-produced Alita: Battle Angel, Robert Rodriguez's 2019 live-action Hollywood film adaptation of Yukito K...
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Dead Dead Demon's Dededede Destruction ‒ Episode 6

So, here's where things get dark—and I mean really dark. As in, “Boy, I hope this episode started with a disclaimer” dark.
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That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime Season 3 ‒ Episode 62

This could have been such a cool episode. I mean, Rimuru and Ramiris are basically getting to play god.
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The Idolm@ster Shiny Colors Season 2 Posts Trailer for 2nd Theatrical Film

2nd film runs from August 23 to September 12 ― The official website for The Idolm@ster Shiny Colors 2nd Season, the second season of the The IDOLM@STER Shiny Colors anime, began streaming a trailer for the second season's second theatrical film on Monday. Before the television premiere of the second season in fall, the anime is screening in theaters in Japan as three films. The first film is running ...
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