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I'll Never Be Your Crown Princess! GN 1

Yes, it's another isekai title, but hear me out before you run screaming into the night – it's from a type of isekai that we don't get very often in print releases in English: raunchy for an intended female audience. ― Yes, I'll Never Be Your Crown Princess is another isekai title, but hear me out before you run screaming into the night – it's from a type of isekai that we don't get very often in pri...
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Stalemate GN

Yes, you read the synopsis right: the main, five-chapter story in Toomi Aoyama's single-volume book Stalemate is a romance between a guy and his older uncle. ― Yes, you read the synopsis right: the main, five-chapter story in Toomi Aoyama's single-volume book Stalemate is a romance between a guy and his older uncle. That's going to be an immediate turn off for some readers, and while I wish I could s...
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A Serenade for Pretend Lovers GN 1

Is it insta-love that he just doesn't understand or simply lust? If you think that's a deep philosophical question, A Serenade for Pretend Lovers may be the romance manga for you ― Is it insta-love that he just doesn't understand or simply lust? If you think that's a deep philosophical question, A Serenade for Pretend Lovers may be the romance manga for you. Taking the "fake couple" romance trope and...
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Does the Original Trigun Hold Up?

With a reboot well underway, it's time to revisit this sci-fi western. AJ of the Cartoon Cipher looks at the series' philosophical leanings and its animation to see if it stood the test of time. ― There's a handful of shows that many people, myself included, can attribute to helping popularize anime in the US as something beyond a medium for entertaining children. Anime like Cowboy Bebop, Akira and ...
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Otakon 2022 - Project A-Ko 2 Remaster

Project A-ko 2 is doesn't quite have the emotional heart or narrative ambition as the legendary Project A-ko, which raised an entire generation of anime fans who grew up in the dim and sticky aisles of Blockbuster Video. ― Who could have imagined that in 2022, there would be a packed room full of fans breathlessly waiting for the opening scene to roll on Project A-Ko 2: Plot of the Daitokuji Financia...
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This Week in Games - LOS INGOBERNABLES DE POKÉMON

It was a big week for Pokémon and Fate as we got new reveals for Scarlet/Violet and a trailer drop for Fate/EXTRA Record! ― Welcome back, everyone! It's been a week, so it's time for us to sit back down and talk about video games. You might think I wanna take some time to talk about Xenoblade Chronicles 3, but I actually want to dedicate some space to Digimon Survive. The poor game came out on the ev...
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Chickip Dancers Anime Gets 2nd Season on September 27

Natsuki Hanae, Yui Ishikawa, Erino Yumiki return in anime of San-X characters ― Japanese stationery company San-X announced on Tuesday that the television anime series based on its Chickip Dancers mascot characters will have a second season that will premiere on NHK Educational on September 27. Each episode will be five minutes long again. Natsuki Hanae and Yui Ishikawa return as the cast members for...
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Love Live! Superstar!! #4 [rate]
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CyberConnect2 President Hiroshi Matsuyama's Chaser Game Manga Gets Live-Action Series

Series about game industry premieres on September 8 ― TV Tokyo announced on Tuesday that it is producing a live-action series adaptation of CyberConnect2 president Hiroshi Matsuyama's Chaser Game manga. The series will premiere on TV Tokyo and other channels on September 8, and on BS TV Tokyo and BS TV Tokyo 4K on September 13. Keisuke Watanabe (live-action Fullmetal Alchemist sequels, Black Night Pa...
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Voice Actor Natsuki Hanae Shares a Wholesome Moment With His Daughter

The popular voice actor sings "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star" with one of his toddler daughters ― Voice actor Natsuki Hanae, who is best known for playing Tanjiro in Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, became the doting father of twin daughters in September 2020. Last Thursday, he shared a particularly adorable moment with one of his daughters: a recording of the two of them singing the Japanese lyrics o...
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Upset Fans Get Type-Moon Creators to Change Their Comiket Plans

The group originally planned to sell one of three new books exclusively at the physical event, without mail order options ― Kinoko Nasu and Takashi Takeuchi may be the founders of Type-Moon and creators of the Fate/stay night franchise, but they still have their own little doujinshi-making group called the “BAMBOO BROOM.” On Sunday, they planned to have a table at Comiket and sell three books compris...
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Mei Higuchi's Boku ga Kotaeru Kimi no Nazotoki Manga Ends

Manga adaptation of Kyōsuke Kamishiro's novels launched in July 2021 ― The September issue of Kadokawa's Monthly Comic Dengeki Daioh magazine published the final chapter of Mei Higuchi's Boku ga Kotaeru Kimi no Nazotoki (I'll Answer Your Mystery) manga on July 27. The manga adapts Kyōsuke Kamishiro's novels of the same name. The novel centers on a mystery-solving pair: Rinne Akegami, a girl who can s...
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Crunchyroll Expo 2022 - Crunchyroll-Hime's Cosplay Cup

It was an event full of glitter, ruffles, and amazing armor at this year's Crunchyroll-Hime Cosplay Cup! ― After two years of being a strictly virtual event, the Crunchyroll Hime Cup is back with a physical presence at Crunchyroll Expo 2022. Hosted by Mario Bueno (@emp_maniac) and Linda Le (@VampyBitMe), the Hime Cup showcases dozens of cosplay finalists from all around the world. Before the contesta...
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Love's in Sight!'s Uoyama Launches New Manga on August 3

Hinata-san, Hoshino desu. manga centers on relationship between reliable guy, shut-in girl ― The combined 36th and 37th issue of Kodansha's Weekly Shonen Magazine launched a new manga titled Hinata-san, Hoshino desu. (Miss Hinata, It's Me, Hoshino) by Uoyama on Wednesday. The manga is also available on Kodansha's Magazine Pocket website. The manga's story begins one month after the start of high scho...
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'86' Kids Take Time Off War For Summer Pop-Up Store

Dakimakura covers show off the contrast between their uniforms & beachwear ― The characters of the 86 anime series are fighting in a seemingly perpetual war, but even child soldiers deserve a break sometimes. The Marui department stores in Shinjuku and Hakata will hold a summer-themed pop-up store this month and next, featuring the members of the Spearhead Squadron in slightly different attires from ...
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Lycoris Recoil Original Anime Gets Manga in September

Yasunori Bizen draws adaptation of anime about girl assassins ― The September issue of Kadokawa's Comic Flapper magazine revealed on Friday that Shingo Adachi's original television anime Lycoris Recoil will have a manga adaptation that will launch in the magazine's next issue on September 5. Yasunori Bizen is drawing the manga. The anime premiered on July 2. Crunchyroll is streaming the anime as it a...
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Kaguya-sama: Love is War's Aka Akasaka Holds Audition for Artist for New Manga

Winner gets to be artist in new manga Akasaka will write ― This year's combined 36th and 37th issue of Shueisha's Young Jump magazine revealed on Thursday that the magazine is running auditions for a new manga artist, with an opportunity to work with Kaguya-sama: Love is War creator Aka Akasaka on a new manga. The magazine is seeking submissions of prior work from artists who want to participate, wit...

Pac-Man Gets Live-Action Film

Wayfarer Studios, Bandai Namco Entertainment, Lightbeam Entertainment's Chuck Williams produce ― The Hollywood Reporter reported on Monday that Pac-Man is getting a live-action film by Bandai Namco Entertainment and Justin Baldoni and Steve Sarowitz' Wayfarer Studios. The film is in development. Lightbeam Entertainment's Chuck Williams (live-action Sonic the Hedgehog) is credited for the original ide...
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Live-Action Rent-A-Girlfriend Show Casts Ryōsuke Sato as Umi Nakano

Sato plays character on date with Chizuru ― The staff for the live-action series of Reiji Miyajima's Rent-A-Girlfriend (Kanojo, Okarishimasu) manga announced on Sunday that Ryōsuke Sato stars in the show as Umi Nakano, a handsome young man. Kazuya meets Umi while the latter is on a date with Chizuru. Kodansha Comics is publishing the manga in English, and it describes the story: You can rent a girlfr...
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Crunchyroll Streams Sing 'Yesterday' for Me Anime's English Dub

Anime premiered in Japan in April 2020 ― Crunchyroll began streaming the English dub for the television anime of Kei Toume's Sing "Yesterday" for Me (Yesterday o Utatte) manga on Wednesday. The dub cast includes: Aaron Campbell as Rikuo Uozumi Jill Harris as Haru Nonaka Michelle Rojas as Shinako Morinome Dallas Reid as Rou Hayakawa Jerry Jewell as Kinoshita Lee George as Takanori Fukuda Caitlin Glass...
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Voice Actors Pay Tribute to Late Veteran Kenji Utsumi in Documentary Film

Voice actor best known for Raoh in Fist of the North Star passed away in 2013 ― Kenji Utsumi, the voice actor best known for Raoh in Fist of the North Star, passed away in 2013. A documentary film tracing his life and work, titled Sono Koe no Anata e (To You Who Owns That Voice), will open in Japan on September 30. So far, a dozen voice actors have announced their involvement in the film. The newest ...
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Hollywood Live-Action Root Letter Film Posts Trailer

Film opens in select theaters in New York, Los Angeles; digitally on VOD on September 1 ― Entertainment Squad began streaming the trailer for the live-action film adaptation of Kadokawa Games' √Letter (pronounced "Root Letter") game on Wednesday. Shaked Berenson's Entertainment Squad has acquired worldwide rights to the film and will launch international sales at the Toronto International Film Festiv...
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The Quintessential Quintuplets Gets 3rd Console Game in 2023

Previous game based on latest film launched on June 2 ― MAGES. announced on Sunday that it is developing a new game based on the The Quintessential Quintuplets (Gotōbun no Hanayome) franchise that will debut in 2023. The game will be the third console game for the franchise. The staff streamed a video to commemorate the announcement: MAGES. previously developed the Gotōbun no Hanayome ~Natsu no Omoid...
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SNK Develops New Fatal Fury/Garou Fighting Game Title

1st entry in iconic series in more than 2 decades since 1999 ― SNK announced during the Evo fighting game tournament on Sunday that it is working on a new installment of its Fatal Fury fighting game series, the first in more than two decades since the last installment. The announcement video featured new art, as well as featuring Terry Bogard's theme music from Garou: Mark of the Wolves. Fatal Fury (...
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Orient #17 [rate]
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'Play It Cool, Guys' Anime's Character Promo Video, Visual Highlight Takayuki Mima

Yuichiro Umehara plays Takayuki Mima in October anime ― The official website for the television anime adaptation of Kokone Nata's Play it Cool, Guys (Cool Doji Danshi) manga revealed on Sunday a character promotional video and visual that highlight Takayuki Mima: The anime premiere in October, and will star: Chiaki Kobayashi as Hayate Ichihara Kouki Uchiyama as Shun Futami Yuichiro Umehara as Takayuk...
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Blue Orchestra Anime Premieres in Spring 2023

Visual unveiled ― NHK announced on Monday that the television anime of Makoto Akui's Ao no Orchestra (The Blue Orchestra) manga will premiere on NHK E in spring 2023. The company also unveiled a visual: Jun Sakata (To Your Eternity) will be the anime's production supervisor and chief producer. Indonesian publisher Elex Media has released the manga, and it describes the story: In the fall of his third...
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Aru Asa Dummy Head Mike ni Natteita Ore-kun no Jinsei ASMR Anime Casts Tomokazu Sugita

Sugita plays Ore-kun, who is reincarnated into microphone ― The official Twitter account for the original television anime Aru Asa Dummy Head Mike ni Natteita Ore-kun no Jinsei (My Life After I Became a Dummy Head Microphone One Morning) announced on Monday that Tomokazu Sugita will play Ore-kun, who was reincarnated into a dummy head microphone. He will later get reincarnated into a bicycle saddle, ...
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I'll Never Be Your Crown Princess! GN 1

Yes, it's another isekai title, but hear me out before you run screaming into the night – it's from a type of isekai that we don't get very often in print releases in English: raunchy for an intended female audience. ― Yes, I'll Never Be Your Crown Princess is another isekai title, but hear me out before you run screaming into the night – it's from a type of isekai that we don't get very often in pri...
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Cardfight!! Vanguard will+Dress #6 [rate]
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RWBY: Ice Queendom ‒ Episode 6

All of the building blocks are in place for our main characters to go through some major relationship developments, so now we just have to see how everything plays out.
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The Vampire Dies in No Time Anime's 2nd Season Reveals Promo Video, Cast, January 2023 Premiere

Ayumu Murase plays Mikazuki ― The official website for the television anime of Itaru Bonnoki's The Vampire Dies in No Time (Kyūketsuki Sugu Shinu) manga revealed on Sunday a teaser promotional video, visual, cast member, and January 2023 premiere for the show's second season. Ayumu Murase will play Mikazuki, a dhampir who has come to Shin-Yokohama to exterminate vampires. Hiroshi Koujina (Grenadier, ...
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Ranking of Kings Anime Gets Special Episode in 2023

Episode titled Yūki no Takarabako ― The official Twitter account for the television anime of Sōsuke Tōka's Ranking of Kings (Ōsama Ranking) manga announced on Sunday that the anime will get a special episode titled Ōsama Ranking: Yūki no Takarabako (Ranking of Kings: Treasure Chest of Couage) in 2023 on Fuji TV's noitaminA programming block. The episode will tell a story that has not been seen in the...
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Parallel World Pharmacy ‒ Episode 5

Sure, Farma has that magical aptitude that so many fictional doctors have where he just so happens to be an expert in every medical field all at once, but you know what he isn't an expert in? Economics.
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Classroom of the Elite II #6 [rate]
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Mob Psycho 100 Anime Season 3 Unveils Title Sequence, October 5 Premiere

MOB CHOIR performs anime's opening song "1," ending theme song "Cobalt" ― The official website for Mob Psycho 100 III, the third season of the television anime of ONE's Mob Psycho 100 manga, began streaming the anime's opening title sequence on Sunday. The title sequence features the anime's opening theme song "1" by MOB CHOIR, and also reveals the anime's October 5 premiere date on Tokyo MX and BS F...
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FUUTO PI ‒ Episode 2

A lot of the steps of this story seem predicated on waiting to arrive at those key points in episodes, and FUUTO PI is dragging its feet a bit in getting there.
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My Isekai Life #7 [rate]
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Delicious Party Precure ‒ Episode 22

Takumi's in the very awkward position of knowing a lot more than any of the girls but not knowing how to deal with it all.
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Break of Dawn Anime Film Reveals Parents' Cast

Kana Hanazawa, Yoshimasa Hosoya, Kenjiro Tsuda join cast of October sci-fi film ― The staff for the anime film of Tetsuya Imai's Break of Dawn (Bokura no Yoake) manga announced the cast members for the parents of Yūma and Kaori on Monday. The newly announced cast members are (from left to right in the images above): Kana Hanazawa as Haruka Sawatari, Yūma's mother Yoshimasa Hosoya as Ryō Sawatari, Yūm...
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1st The [email protected] Cinderella Girls Game Shuts Down After 12 Years in March 2023

Game launched in 2011 as spinoff The [email protected] franchise ― The official website for Bandai Namco Entertainment's The [email protected] franchise announced on Monday that the first of The [email protected] Cinderella Girls games will end service on March 30, 2023. The game has been in service for more than a decade since 2011. The [email protected] Cinderella Girls franchise began as a mobile phone social game spinoff o...

Lupin III's Long-Time Daisuke Jigen Voice Actor Kiyoshi Kobayashi Passes Away at 89

Kobayashi passed away on July 30 due to pneumonia ― Talent management agency Haikyo announced on Monday that voice actor Kiyoshi Kobayashi passed away on July 30 due to pneumonia. He was 89. Kobayashi's family held a private funeral. Haikyo added that it will announce more details on a public service at a later date. Kobayashi announced in September last year that he was retiring from his long-time a...

'The Fruit of Evolution: Before I Knew It, My Life Had It Made' Sequel Anime's Teaser Reveals Cast, New Staff, January 2023 Premiere

Miyuki Sawashiro joins cast as Destra; Shige Fukase is new director ― The official website for the anime of Miku and U35's Shinka no Mi ~Shiranai Uchi ni Kachigumi Jinsei~ (The Fruit of Evolution ~Before I Knew It, My Life Had It Made~) light novel series began streaming a teaser trailer for Shin Shinka no Mi ~Shiranai Uchi ni Kachigumi Jinsei~ (True: The Fruit of Evolution ~Before I Knew It, My Life...
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Saving 80,000 Gold in Another World for My Retirement Anime Reveals Lead Voice, Staff

Rika Nagae voices protagonist Mitsuha Yamano; Hiroshi Tamada directs anime at Felix Film ― The official website for the television anime of FUNA's Saving 80,000 Gold in Another World for My Retirement (Rōgo ni Sonaete Isekai de 8-Man-Mai no Kinka o Tamemasu) light novel series revealed the anime's first cast member, the staff, and a teaser visual on Monday. Rika Nagae will voice protagonist Mitsuha Y...
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Crunchyroll Expo 2022 - Dragon Ball Super: SUPER HERO Panel

Zeno Robinson and Aleks Le shared behind-the-scenes stories about recording for their roles as villains Gamma #1 and Gamma #2. ― With Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero hitting U.S. theaters just a few weeks from the time of this writing, fans are positively excited and ready to see some of their favorite iconic characters presented on the big screen once again. Honestly, the only people that could probab...
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Crunchyroll Expo 2022 - Do It Yourself!! Anime Premiere

Do It Yourself!! looks like the latest entry in the "cute girls doing cute things" genre with the usual "save the club" premise, but cliches aren't a death knell for a series so long as they implemented in an entertaining or unique way. ― Do It Yourself!! looks like the latest entry in the "cute girls doing cute things" genre with the usual "save the club" premise, but cliches aren't a death knell fo...
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Crunchyroll Expo 2022 - Kaina of the Great Snow Sea premiere

For those who are skeptical of CG animation, Kaina might change your view on the medium. ― Crunchyroll Expo attendees were treated to a whopping four episodes of Polygon Pictures' newest work, Kaina of the Great Snow Sea. The manga began serialization earlier this year, with an animated trailer released in late July. Collaborative partners, Tsutomu Nihei and the Polygon Pictures, have worked together...
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Crunchyroll Expo 2022 - The Rising of the Shield Hero Round Table

Myne voice actress Sarah Emi Bridcutt, series composition writer Keigo Koyanagi, character designer Masahiro Suwa, producer Kōsuke Arai and design lead Takeshi Takakura reflected on season 2 and the upcoming season! ― Following the ending of its second season just a couple of months ago, Crunchyroll Expo held a "Conversation With The Creators" round table panel reflecting on The Rising of the Shield ...
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Crunchyroll Expo 2022 - TONIKAWA: Over The Moon For You Special Episode Premiere

The new episode promises to be a little more scandalous than before, but with the same TONIKAWA brand of romantic comedy. ― A line of TONIKAWA fans excitedly waited to be one of the first people to watch the new special episode of the romcom series. After an announcement earlier in the week of the series' delayed release date from summer to fall, the exclusive preview at Crunchyroll Expo reenergized ...
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The Devil Is a Part-Timer!! Season 2 ‒ Episode 4

I actually found myself more emotionally invested in this episode than I had been during the big confrontations of season one, and that might be because this situation felt a lot more personal to Maou.
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Migi & Dali Suspense Anime's Teaser Unveils Main Leads Shun Horie, Ayumu Murase

Frontier Engine, Geektoys animate story by Haven't You Heard? I'm Sakamoto's Nami Sano ― The staff for the anime of Nami Sano's Migi & Dali (Migi to Dali) manga debuted a teaser promotional video on Sunday. The video announces and previews the main voice cast: Shun Horie plays Migi: Ayumu Murase plays Dali: Mankyū ([email protected], DD Fist of the North Star, [email protected] Cinderella Girls Theater) is directing...
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Stalemate GN

Yes, you read the synopsis right: the main, five-chapter story in Toomi Aoyama's single-volume book Stalemate is a romance between a guy and his older uncle. ― Yes, you read the synopsis right: the main, five-chapter story in Toomi Aoyama's single-volume book Stalemate is a romance between a guy and his older uncle. That's going to be an immediate turn off for some readers, and while I wish I could s...
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FUUTO PI #2 [rate]
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Lucifer and the Biscuit Hammer ‒ Episode 5

The gnarled mix of emotions surrounding his sacrifice is ultimately what makes this relatively abrupt end to Shinonome's role in the story still work.
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Yama Wayama's Onna no Sono no Hoshi Comedy Manga Gets Anime Blu-ray

Gen Hoshino, Mamoru Miyano star in story of teacher in all-girls school ― The September issue of Shodensha's Feel Young magazine revealed on Monday that Yama Wayama's Onna no Sono no Hoshi (Hoshi of the Girls' Garden) manga is inspiring an anime on Blu-ray Disc. Gen Hoshino will star as Hoshi, and Mamoru Miyano will play his fellow teacher Kobayashi. Shinichi Omata (Kaguya-sama: Love is War -Ultra Ro...
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RWBY: Ice Queendom #6 [rate]
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Yurei Deco #6 [rate]
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A Couple of Cuckoos ‒ Episode 15

I can't help but be a little disappointed that Cuckoos backed off so decisively from having something actually happen in its narrative for the first time in a while.
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Hanabi-chan wa Okuregachi #5 [rate]
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Only 60 People Will Get These Hand-Made Sailor Moon Glass Pens

Each of these glass pens is based on the Crisis Moon Compact as seen in the Sailor Moon Eternal films. ― As part of Sailor Moon's 30th Anniversary comes the “Sailor Moon Eternal Premium Frame Stamp Set.” The set contains both stamps and postcards of the Sailor Guardians along with folders and a collector's box to keep them in. But for those willing to pay the big bucks, there's a special version of t...
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Lycoris Recoil ‒ Episode 6

The characterization comprising Chisato and Takina's relationship has always been the part this series makes look easy, which is why it's frustrating it can't maintain that same successful energy in its other efforts this week.
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Isekai Yakkyoku #5 [rate]
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Luminous Witches #6 [rate]
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When Will Ayumu Make His Move? ‒ Episode 5

This episode is a solid reminder that Sōichirō Yamamoto really can write excellent little love stories when he puts his mind to it.
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One Piece ‒ Episode 1028

When Luffy is uppercutting and "WE ARE" is blaring, it's hard not to feel that same rush that I felt when I first fell in love with the series.
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Boruto: Naruto Next Generations #261 [rate]

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'Our Last Crusade or the Rise of a New World' Anime's 2nd Season Premieres in 2023

The official website for the television anime of Kei Sazane and Ao Nekonabe's Our Last Crusade or the Rise of a New World (Kimi to Boku no Saigo no Senjō, Arui wa Sekai ga Hajimaru Seisen) light novel series announced on Sunday that the anime's second season will premiere in 2023. Crunchyroll already announced during Crunchyroll Expo earlier today that it will stream the second season. The site al...

The Rising of the Shield Hero Season 3 Anime Unveils Visual, Director Change

Hitoshi Haga is season 3's new director ― The official website for The Rising of the Shield Hero television anime series unveiled a new visual and main staff changes for the anime's upcoming third season. Hitoshi Haga, who storyboarded five episodes and directed four episodes from the anime's first season, will be the third season's new director, becoming the series' third director after Takao Abo fr...
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Beast Tamer Anime Unveils New Trailer, More Cast, Staff, Theme Songs, October 2 Premiere

Minami Tanaka, Maria Sashide join cast as Sora, Luna ― The official website for Beast Tamer, the television anime adaptation of Suzu Miyama and Hotosouka's Yūsha Party wo Tsuihou Sareta Beast Tamer, Saikyōshu no Nekomimi Shōjo to Deau (The Beast Tamer Who Was Exiled from His Party Meets a Cat Girl From the Strongest Race) novels, unveiled a new promotional video, visual, more cast, more staff, theme ...
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Sugar Apple Fairy Tale Anime Reveals Teaser, Cast, Staff, 2023 TV Premiere

Yuka Nukui, Masaaki Mizunaka, Rie Takahashi, Tomoaki Maeno star in fantasy anime ― The official website for the anime adaptation of Miri Mikawa and Aki's Sugar Apple Fairy Tale light novel series unveiled a teaser trailer, visual, cast, staff, and 2023 television premiere date for the anime on Sunday. Crunchyroll already announced earlier today at Crunchyroll Expo that it will stream the anime. The c...
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Digimon Ghost Game #37 [rate]
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Aniplex Releases Lord El-Melloi, Mahouka New Year's Specials on Home Video

Both specials release on Blu-ray Disc in November ― Aniplex USA announced during its panel that it will release the "Waver, Reunion, and the Magic Lantern" special for the Lord El-Melloi II's Case Files: Rail Zeppelin Grace note television anime and The irregular at magic high school: Reminiscence Arc anime on Blu-ray Disc in November. Aniplex USA also unveiled a video previewing the English dub for ...
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One Piece #1028 [rate]
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Waccha PriMagi! #42 [rate]
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Delicious Party♡Precure #22 [rate]
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Azuki Releases Final Testament to the Moon, Doomsday Cleaning Manga

Final Testament to the Moon part 1 already available; Doomsday Cleaning available "in the coming weeks" ― KiraKira Media Inc.'s new digital manga service Azuki announced at its panel at Crunchyroll Expo on Saturday that it will add two new manga from Glacier Bay Books and Star Fruit Books. Title: Red Riding Hood's Wolf Apprentice: Final Testament to the Moon (Akazukin no Ōkami Deshi - Tsuki he no Tsu...

Crunchyroll to Stream My One-Hit Kill Sister, Reborn to Master the Blade, Aristocrat's Otherworldly Adventure, Strongest Exorcist In Another World, Reborn as a Vending Machine, More

Also: I'm the Villainess, So I'm Taming the Final Boss, Human Crazy University, 2nd seasons of The Fruit of Evolution, Our Last Crusade or the Rise of a New World ― Crunchyroll announced at its own industry panel at Crunchyroll Expo on Saturday that it will stream the following anime: My One-Hit Kill Sister (Isekai One Turn Kill Nee-san: Ane Dо̄han no Isekai Seikatsu Hajimemashita) Reborn to Master t...

Tower of God Anime Gets 2nd Season

Season will stream on Crunchyroll ― Crunchyroll announced at its own industry panel at Crunchyroll Expo on Saturday that the Tower of God anime will have a second season: The new season will stream on Crunchyroll. In addition, the WEBTOON platform will debut the first volume of the upcoming graphic novel edition from WEBTOON Unscrolled on November 22. The first season debuted on Crunchyroll on April ...
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Crunchyroll Expo 2022 - Mob Psycho 100 III World Premiere

Could a giant broccoli spell destruction for the Spirits and Such Consultation Office? ― Fans clamored into the Crunchyroll Stage room to get an exclusive look at the first two episodes of the upcoming season of Mob Psycho 100. The third season of the series, best known for its perfect blend of emotional earnestness, comedy, and amazing animation sequences, brought the audience back to Seasoning City...
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Crunchyroll Expo 2022 - Shinobi no Ittoki World Premiere

Shinobi no Ittoki leans into action to draw the audience in, and comedy to make them stay. ― Animation studio, TROYCA, previewed its latest series—Shinobi no Ittoki—at Crunchyroll Expo 2022. Known for series such as IDOLiSH7 and Aldnoah.Zero, TROYCA's new original anime focuses on a protagonist who discovers that he is the head of a secret ninja village. The two episode premiere lacked an opening and...
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Crunchyroll Expo 2022 - Behind the Scenes at Bones

"I want to drill home the point of how amazing and wonderful hand-drawn animation is, but I do have to say that it is incredibly hard and takes so much effort from our staff." ― In its over 20 year history, Bones studio has created animated series and films that have touched generations of viewers. Whether it's a classic like Cowboy Bebop, Fullmetal Alchemist, Eureka Seven, Vision of Escaflowne, or O...
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Kingdom #18 [rate]
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A Couple of Cuckoos #15 [rate]
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Crunchyroll Expo 2022 - Bungo Stray Dogs ft. Masahiko Minami & Chiaki Kurakane

Minami and Kurakane shared that manga writer Kafka Asagiri is heavily involved in the anime series and even attends weekly production meetings. ― It's been four years since the last entry in the Bungo Stray Dogs anime series (sans Wan!) but fans were ready to hear more about the upcoming season and a chance to rejoin the adventures of the Armed Detective Agency and the Port Mafia. Crunchyroll senior ...
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Extreme Hearts #5 [rate]
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The Yakuza's Guide to Babysitting ‒ Episode 5

Another strong episode of The Yakuza's Guide to Babysitting that serves up equal portions of slice-of-life goodness and strong character development.

'Don't Toy with Me, Miss Nagatoro 2nd Attack' Season Presents 1st Video

Season 2 premieres next January ― The staff for the anime of Nanashi's Don't Toy with Me, Miss Nagatoro (Ijiranaide, Nagatoro-san) manga debuted the first promotional video for the second season, Don't Toy with Me, Miss Nagatoro 2nd Attack (Ijiranaide, Nagatoro-san 2nd Attack), on Saturday. The returning cast includes: Sumire Uesaka as Nagatoro Daiki Yamashita as Senpai Mikako Komatsu as Gamo-chan Ai...

Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War Anime Unveils More Cast

Daiki Yamashita, Asami Seto, Yoshitsugu Matsuoka, Kōichi Yamadera, more join cast ― The staff for Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War, the television anime based on the "Thousand Year Blood War" arc of Tite Kubo's Bleach manga, revealed more cast members and the anime's second key visual on Sunday. The newly announced cast members are: Daiki Yamashita as Ryūnosuke Yuki Asami Seto as Shino Madarame Yoshit...
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A Serenade for Pretend Lovers GN 1

Is it insta-love that he just doesn't understand or simply lust? If you think that's a deep philosophical question, A Serenade for Pretend Lovers may be the romance manga for you ― Is it insta-love that he just doesn't understand or simply lust? If you think that's a deep philosophical question, A Serenade for Pretend Lovers may be the romance manga for you. Taking the "fake couple" romance trope and...
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Lycoris Recoil #6 [rate]
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Cute Stuffed Pui Pui Molcars—Now With Tiny Hats!

Banpresto's Ichiban Kuji lottery will be offering a new collection of stuffed Molcars (now wearing driver training signs as hats) in November! ― Banpresto's Ichiban Kuji lottery will be offering a new collection of stuffed Molcars (now wearing driver training signs as hats) as the A prize in their Pui Pui Molcar Driving School drawing this November. Not only are they really cute, they look almost ide...
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Crunchyroll Expo 2022 - Unlocking Blue Lock With the Cast

Yūki Ono admitted that, as someone who had used to play soccer himself, he might have wanted to get back to that build as an inspiration, and had lost over 20 kilos in just two months with that exercise. ― In the lead-up to Studio 8 bit's anticipated anime adaptation of Muneyuki Kaneshiro and Yusuke Nomura's Blue Lock manga, Crunchyroll presented a special panel at their Crunchyroll Expo convention o...
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Call of the Night ‒ Episode 5

After four weeks extolling the hedonistic virtues of nocturnal living, Call of the Night pulls back the curtain on its most depressing revelation yet: even vampires need to earn money.
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Book Teaches You How to Do Your Nails Twisted-Wonderland-Style

Wonder Nail Book contains 140 nail patterns based on the characters seen in the game and the dorms they belong to. ― Disney and Aniplex's Twisted-Wonderland is a mobile game featuring groups of pretty boys—each inspired by classic Disney villains like Scar and Maleficent—all going to school together. Whether or not that premise excites you, it's hard not to admit that the game goes all out on its vis...
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Rent-A-Girlfriend Season 2 ‒ Episode 18

Chizuru's dedicated episodes this season have uniformly been the most tedious, repetitive, and anti-entertaining of the lot, so I'm calling it here: Chizuru is Worst Girl. Do not @ me.
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Shadows House Season 2 ‒ Episode 5

Interestingly enough, the longer John and Shaun interact with Kate and Emilico, the more independent the two of them seem.
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Aoashi #18 [rate]
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Love All Play #18 [rate]
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'Reborn as a Vending Machine, I Now Wander the Dungeon' Light Novels Get Anime

Anime about man reincarnating in fantasy world as favorite vending machine ― Kadokawa announced on Saturday that Hirukuma's Reborn as a Vending Machine, I Now Wander the Dungeon (Jidōhanbaiki ni Umarekawatta Ore wa Meikyū ni Samayō) light novel series is inspiring an anime. The announcement did not reveal the anime's format. The announcement's teaser video below begins with a narrator introducing a f...
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Plantopia Figure Project Unveils Preview for Mafumafu's Music Video

Video teases Mafumafu's song "Shitsurakuen," with full video debuting in October ― Twin Engine began streaming a promotional video to tease the music video for the new figure project Plantopia on Saturday. The video reveals and previews the song "Shitsurakuen" (Paradise Lost) by Mafumafu. Twin Engine, Good Smile Company, and Max Factory are collaborating on the project. Nozomu Kuoka, the project's wr...
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Shadowverse Flame #19 [rate]
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Crunchyroll Streams My Hero Academia Anime's 6th Season

Anime studio BONES producer Masahiko Minami revealed at a panel during Crunchyroll Expo on Friday that Crunchyroll will stream the sixth season of the My Hero Academia anime. The anime will premiere on October 1. The new season adapts the "Paranormal Liberation War" arc of Kohei Horikoshi's original manga, which features an all-out war between heroes and villains. The anime's first 13-episode seas...
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Bungo Stray Dogs Anime Season 4's 1st Video Unveils More Cast, More Staff, January 2023 Debut

Akio Ohtsuka, Makoto Koichi, Takehito Koyasu, Takeshi Kusao join cast ― The "Bungo Stray Dogs ft. Masahiko Minami and Chiaki Kurakane" panel at Crunchyroll Expo debuted the first promotional video and an "international visual" for the fourth Bungo Stray Dogs anime season on Friday. The video reveals that the season will premiere next January. The production team also announced more cast members and r...
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Legend of the Galactic Heroes: Die Neue These Anime's Trailer Previews 4th Season

Anime's 1st 24 episodes stream on YouTube from August 6-19 ― The official website for Legend of the Galactic Heroes: Die Neue These, the new anime of Yoshiki Tanaka's epic science fiction novels Legend of the Galactic Heroes, began streaming a new trailer on Friday for the anime's fourth season Legend of the Galactic Heroes: Die Neue These - Intrigue (Ginga Eiyū Densetsu Die Neue These Sakubō). The o...
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Golden Kamuy Anime's 4th Season Casts Kenyu Horiuchi

Horiuchi plays Sergeant Kikuta in 4th season premiering in October ― The offiical website for the Golden Kamuy anime announced on Friday that the fourth season has cast Kenyu Horiuchi as Sergeant Kikuta of the Seventh Division of the Imperial Japanese Army. Kikuta was seriously injured in the Russo-Japanese War, and spent a long time recuperating at the Noboribetsu Onsen with Private First Class Arik...
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My Master Has No Tail Anime Premieres on September 30

The official website for the television anime of TNSK's My Master Has No Tail (Uchi no Shishō wa Shippo ga Nai) manga announced on Friday that the series will premiere on September 30 on Tokyo MX, MBS and BS Asahi. The website also unveiled a new visual: The anime was previously scheduled for October. The fantasy story takes place in Japan's Taishō era (1912–1926). It follows Mameda, a shape-shift...
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Infographic: How Elden Ring Took Over YouTube

Even Grand Theft Auto V at number two only had 54% of Elden Ring's total views. ― Earlier this week YouTube Gaming posted an infographic showing just how popular Elden Ring was on the streaming site over the first two months of its release. Elden Ring had by far the largest number of views compared to the other games listed. Even Grand Theft Auto V at number two only had 54% of Elden Ring's total vie...
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Lucifer and the Biscuit Hammer #5 [rate]
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Yen Press Licenses School-Live! Letters, SOTUS Manga, Hirano and Kagiura Novels, More

Also: Assorted Entanglements manga, Bride of the Barrier Master light novel ― Yen Press announced on Friday that it has licensed the following titles: Title: School-Live! Letters manga Creators: Norimitsu Kaihou (story), Sadoru Chiba (art) Summary: Now that the apocalypse is over, the former School Living Club members moved on to new stages in their lives. With each member walking a different path, l...
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New TONIKAWA: Over The Moon For You Anime Episode Delayed to Fall in Japan

The official website for TONIKAWA: Over The Moon For You, the anime of Kenjirō Hata's Fly Me to the Moon (Tonikaku Kawaii) manga, revealed on Friday that the anime's new episode has been delayed from summer to fall in Japan. The website also unveiled a new key visual: Crunchyroll Expo 2022 will premiere the episode on Saturday at 2:30 p.m. PDT. The new episode is titled "Seifuku" (Uniform), and it...
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Does the Original Trigun Hold Up?

With a reboot well underway, it's time to revisit this sci-fi western. AJ of the Cartoon Cipher looks at the series' philosophical leanings and its animation to see if it stood the test of time. ― There's a handful of shows that many people, myself included, can attribute to helping popularize anime in the US as something beyond a medium for entertaining children. Anime like Cowboy Bebop, Akira and ...
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Yowamushi Pedal: Limit Break Anime Reveals October 9 Debut, Returning Cast & Staff

Osamu Nabeshima directs season at TMS Entertainment ― The official website for Yowamushi Pedal Limit Break, the fifth anime season of Wataru Watanabe's Yowamushi Pedal manga, revealed returning cast, staff, and October 9 debut. Osamu Nabeshima is returning to direct the series and Kurasumi Sunayama (Bakuon!!) is returning to work on scripts. Yukiko Ban (Yowamushi Pedal movie) is again designing the c...
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AI: The Somnium Files Creator Has Some Profound Thoughts on Gender Identity

"Gender identity is not defined by the physical laws. Of course it is not defined by you either. Only the will of each human being can define it with complete freedom." ― Zero Escape and AI: The Somnium Files writer and director Kotaro Uchikoshi took to Twitter recently with a bit of trivia about the gender identity of one of the minor characters in his latest game, AI: The Somnium Files – Nirvana In...
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Mix Baseball Anime Gets 2nd Season

1st season premiered in 2019 ― The official website and Twitter account for the television anime adaptation of Mitsuru Adachi's Mix baseball manga announced on Saturday that the anime is getting a second season. 「MIX MEISEI STORY」Season2アニメ化決定!!Season1をTVerで今日から配信スタート。いよいよ甲子園開幕!夏は「MIX」で盛り上がりましょう!詳細はHPで👉https://ytv.co.jp/mix/(@mix_ytvanime)August 5 The second season will take place after the summer of...
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When Will Ayumu Make His Move? #5 [rate]
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Otakon 2022 - Project A-Ko 2 Remaster

Project A-ko 2 is doesn't quite have the emotional heart or narrative ambition as the legendary Project A-ko, which raised an entire generation of anime fans who grew up in the dim and sticky aisles of Blockbuster Video. ― Who could have imagined that in 2022, there would be a packed room full of fans breathlessly waiting for the opening scene to roll on Project A-Ko 2: Plot of the Daitokuji Financia...
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Giant 3D Dog Invades Billboards in Shibuya

It's seriously cute, you guys. ― Last year, Shinjuku made waves with its giant 3D cat billboard (which is sometimes replaced with Final Fantasy VII's Red XIII). Not to be outdone, rival Tokyo area Shibuya now has their own 3D mascot in the form of a similarly giant dog. The dog is, of course, an Akita and bears a striking resemblance to Hachiko, the dog who famously waited for his owner to come home...
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Duel Masters Win Reveals Main Cast, Theme Song Artists, September 4 Premiere

Shotaro Uzawa, Wataru Hatano, Masayoshi Sugawara, Rumi Okubo, more star ― The official Twitter account for Duel Masters Win, a new anime in the Duel Masters franchise, revealed on Friday the main cast, theme song artists, visual, and September 4 premiere. The main cast includes: Shotaro Uzawa as Win Kirifuda Wataru Hatano as Jashin-kun Masayoshi Sugawara as Paparin (Guts Kirifuda) Rumi Okubo as Karen...
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This Week in Games - LOS INGOBERNABLES DE POKÉMON

It was a big week for Pokémon and Fate as we got new reveals for Scarlet/Violet and a trailer drop for Fate/EXTRA Record! ― Welcome back, everyone! It's been a week, so it's time for us to sit back down and talk about video games. You might think I wanna take some time to talk about Xenoblade Chronicles 3, but I actually want to dedicate some space to Digimon Survive. The poor game came out on the ev...

Chainsaw Man Anime Reveals 3rd Promo Video, Cast, October Premiere

Kikunosuke Toya, Tomori Kusunoki, Shogo Sakata, Fairouz Ai star ― Mappa revealed on Friday during its event for the television anime of Tatsuki Fujimoto's Chainsaw Man manga the third promotional video, cast, and October premiere. Crunchyroll streamed an English-subtitled version and a 30-second version: The Chainsaw Man PV we've been waiting for 🔥 Watch it on Crunchyroll this October! ✨ MORE: https:...
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Otakon 2022 - Interview with Toshio Furukawa & Shino Kakinuma

Toshio Furukawa and Shino Kakinuma are seiyū royalty as the voices of Piccolo and Videl. ANN caught up with the pair at Otakon to discuss their legacy and current work. ― Despite its age, Urusei Yatsura continues to define the anime landscape with its rich legacy and unforgettable characters. With the upcoming series reboot in mind, ANN sat down to speak with Ataru's own Toshio Furukawa and his wife ...
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Harigane Service Manga Gets Anime Short Promoting Para-Athletics

The episode in question follows the Japanese national sitting volleyball team and their match against the strong Iranian team. ― Volleyball manga Harigane Service makes the jump to anime in the 15th episode of the " Ani×Para: Who's Your Hero?" TV series. Ani×Para is an anime series that was launched in order to bring attention to the 2020 Tokyo Paralympics and para-athletics in general and has now be...
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Level Up: Yeeha Games Seeks Breakthrough in the Gaming Industry

August 5, 2022 — Yeeha Games, a $50 million-funded gaming platform is looking to shake up the playing field. From the coronavirus pandemic to the historic global markets' collapse, in less than two years, billions of people have dealt with a decade's worth of change and volatility. Shockwaves aside, history might also remember 2022 as the year opportunities emerged. Perhaps now, more than ever, t...
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Sweet Reincarnation Fantasy Pastry Chef Novels Get TV Anime

Nozomu Koryu's fantasy novels center on kid who dreams of being pastry chef ― The official Twitter account for publisher TO Books announced on Friday that Nozomu Koryu's Sweet Reincarnation (Okashi na Tensei: Saikyō Patishie Isekai Kōrin) light novels is inspiring a television anime adaptation. J-Novel Club is releasing Seriko Iida's manga adaptation of the novels, and it describes the story: Pastry ...

Chronicles of an Aristocrat Reborn in Another World Novels Get TV Anime Next Spring

EMT Squared, Magic Bus produces isekai anime ― Hifumi Shobo announced on Friday that Yashu's Chronicles of an Aristocrat Reborn in Another World (Tensei Kizoku no Isekai Bōken Roku) light novels are inspiring a television anime that will premiere in spring 2023. EMT Squared and Magic Bus are producing the anime. Seven Seas Entertainment is releasing nini's manga adaptation of the novels, and it descr...
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