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HIDIVE: Some Temporarily Unavailable Series Expected to Return to HIDIVE in Early 2023

Series such as Amagi Brilliant Park, Di Gi Charat are unavailable due to ongoing curation of HIDIVE library

NieR:Automata Ver 1.1a Anime's Video, Visual Highlight A2

Ayaka Suwa returns from game to voice A2

2.5 Dimensional Seduction Manga Gets TV Anime

Visual unveiled for anime of Yū Hashimoto's manga

Junji Ito Maniac: Japanese Tales of the Macabre Anime Unveils More Cast, All 20 Stories

New visual for "The Strange Hikizuri Siblings" story also unveiled

Bandai Namco, Dragon Ball's Akira Toriyama Tease SAND LAND Project

Project reveals more details on December 17

Interview: Mob Psycho 100 Lead Voice Actor Setsuo Ito

"My work takes place before the broadcast, so I can't see the live reaction as I'm performing, but there are many times when I think, 'This will blow everyone's mind!'"

This Week in Anime - Stone Ocean Closes the Joestar Saga...For Now

Originally imagined as the end of the series, JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Stone Ocean closes out with time travel, Vincent Van Gogh, and enough snails to make Junji Ito proud.

Interview: Gungrave G.O.R.E. General Director Kay kim

With Beyond The Grave's return to the world of video games, we have some burning questions for the team Gungrave G.O.R.E team. We were lucky enough to sit down with general director Kay Kim for a quick one-on-one with Grave's resurrectors.

This Week in Anime - Does Sword Art Online the Movie -Progressive- Save the Franchise?

"I mean, it's still no Gun Gale Online, but color me converted as well. I'll watch the next film. Heck, maybe I'll watch or read some more of the original, at least for the context."
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Matcha Made in Heaven GN 1

Fleeing an abusive fiancé, Chako returns to her rural roots and, through a matter of survival, might have found a real romance. ― All of us reach our breaking point eventually. For Chako, it's one big thing that pushes her towards it, and more of the realization that her life in the place she's moved to isn't quite what she's looking for. In her case, that would be the big city of Tokyo, where she mo...
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Answerman - What is the Villainess Isekai Trend Actually Parodying?

You've noticed the trend of "girl gets reincarnated into an otome game as the villainess," but thinking back on it, does this type of character even exist in most otome games? ― RW asked: Lately, there's a huge trend across multiple forms of media (manga, web novels, light novels, etc.) of stories of people getting reincarnated into a villainess character from some book/game/etc. they had read/playe...
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Rainbow Days GN 1

If the anime failed to hold your attention, you'll want to check out the source material for a much more entertaining read. ― About a third of the way through this volume, I became reasonably certain that I reviewed the anime version of this title and that it didn't leave much of an impression on me. This absolutely turned out to be the case, and I'm delighted to say that the manga is much more fun. ...
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The ANN Aftershow - Makima's Terrifying Power is Revealed

The follow-up to episode nine is 24 minutes of gruesome carnage and terrifying revelations about the head of Denji's unit. ― Makima's Terrifying Power is Revealed Chainsaw Man episode nine follows up on last week's mass execution event with some seriously scary revelations about Makima. Kobeni also gets a chance to show off when the chips are down. Also: why it's important to wear pants on live stre...
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The Apothecary Diaries GN 5 & 6

Whether you read the original light novels, the manga, or both, The Apothecary Diaries mysteries are interesting enough to keep you turning the pages. ― While it's natural that there would be differences between a light novel and its manga adaptation, the most striking change between The Apothecary Diaries' source material and its manga version comes down to focus. Both versions of Natsu Hyuga's Chin...
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Hi, I'm a Witch, and My Crush Wants Me to Make a Love Potion GN 1

Rose is the most recent Witch of the Lake. She lives a largely solitary existence until she saw and fell for the knight Sir Harij Azm. Imagine her shock when he shows up asking for a love potion! ― Presumably one of the first things to cross your mind upon reading the title of this book is, “This is an adaptation of a light novel, isn't it?” That is, in fact, correct, although the novel's title was t...
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Your Anime Rankings - Best of Fall 2022, Nov 26-Dec 2

Chainsaw Man rocks, but Bocchi rocks harder. Find out how your favorite shows stacked up according to viewer votes. ― Let's have a look at what ANN readers consider the best (and worst) of the season, based on the polls you can find in our Daily Streaming Reviews and on the Your Score page with the latest simulcasts. Keep in mind that these rankings are based on how people rated individual episodes ...
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Tetsu Kusumoto Launches Mushuku no Kemono Manga on December 30

Thriller series centers on man who loses his memory ― The January 2023 issue of Shonengahosha's Young King Bull magazine revealed on Monday that Tetsu Kusumoto will launch a new manga titled Mushuku no Kemono (Homeless Beast) in the fifth issue of the Web Bull digital magazine on December 30. The thriller manga is about a man who loses his memory, and wakes up in a vast northern land. His memory slow...
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Space Brothers Manga is in Final Stage With Ending Planned 'Soon'

― The official newsletter for Chūya Koyama's Space Brothers (Uchū Kyōdai) manga revealed on Tuesday that the manga is now in its final stage, with the ending planned soon. Koyama previously revealed in January that he plans to start the final arc of the manga this year. Koyama had stated in December 2017 that the manga was headed toward its "last spurt." "I don't know how many years [the manga] will...
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Japan's Video Game Rankings, November 28-December 4

Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope debuts at #3 ― Japan's Game Ranking: November 28-December 4 Rank System Title Publisher Release Date Weekly Copies Total Copies 1NSwPokémon Scarlet/Violet Nintendo November 18 310,235 3,424,806 2NSwSplatoon 3 Nintendo September 9 38,922 3,446,399 3NSwMario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope Nintendo December 2 17,647 17,647 4NSwMinecraft Nintendo June 21, 2018 11,005 2,877,634 5N...
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Japanese Animation TV Ranking, November 28-December 4

New live-action Kurosagi - The Black Swindler series earns 6.9% rating ― This week's episode of the new live-action series of Takeshi Natsuhara and Kuromaru's Kurosagi - The Black Swindler manga aired on TBS on Friday, December 2 at 10:00 p.m. and earned a 6.9% rating. Title Station Date Time Length Average Household Rating Sazae-san Fuji TV December 4 (Sun) 18:30 30 min. 9.4 Detective Conan NTV Dec...
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Shadowverse Flame #36 [rate]
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Live-Action Shō mo Nai Bokura no Renai-ron Show Casts JO1's Syoya Kimata

Kimata plays Kurumi's supportive classmate Yū Ogura in January drama ― The official website for the live-action series of Hidenori Hara's Shō mo Nai Bokura no Renai-ron (Our Little Love Story or literally, Our Hopeless Love Theory) romance manga revealed on Friday that idol group JO1 member Syoya Kimata (or Shōya Kimata, seen below) will join the cast as Yū Ogura, a classmate of Kurumi that always su...
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Adachi and Shimamura Novel Series Ends With 12th Volume

11th volume launched on Friday ― The 11th volume of Hitoma Iruma's Adachi and Shimamura (Adachi to Shimamura) yuri novel series revealed on Friday that the novels will end with the 12th volume. Iruma launched the novel series in Dengeki Bunko Magazine in 2013 with illustrations by Non (the magazine ended publication in April 2020). Seven Seas began publishing the light novel series in June 2020. Moke...
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Chainsaw Man, Shuna's Journey Rank on NYT December Bestseller List

Tatsuki Fujimoto's Chainsaw Man manga and Hayao Miyazaki's Shuna's Journey manga ranked on The New York Times' monthly Graphic Books and Manga bestseller list released in early December. The manga volumes on this month's list include: #4: Tatsuki Fujimoto's Chainsaw Man volume 1 #8: Hayao Miyazaki's Shuna's Journey #10: Tatsuki Fujimoto's Chainsaw Man volume 2 #11: Tatsuki Fujimoto's Chainsaw Man ...
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10 Short Sci-fi Manga from Fujio F. Fujiko Get Live-Action Works

Live-action adaptations debut in spring 2023 ― Ten short sci-fi manga by co-creator of Doraemon Fujiko F. Fujio will receive live-action adaptations as part of compilation of works titled Fujiko F. Fujio SF Tanpen Drama (Fujiko F. Fujio SF Short Story Drama, with SF standing for "Sukoshi Fushigi," or "a little mysterious"). There will be a total of 12 episodes, each 15 minutes long. The new live-acti...
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Lucifer and the Biscuit Hammer #22 [rate]
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Legend of the Galactic Heroes: Die Neue These - Intrigue ‒ Episode 47

Reuenthal may be primed to think several steps ahead on Yang's possible strategies, but even he would be hard-pressed to expect Schönkopf to come busting into his bridge for a whole-ass sword fight!
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Legend of Mana: The Teardrop Crystal #10 [rate]
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Ken Akamatsu Says Japan's Controversial Invoice System Can't Be Stopped

The manga creator turned legislator is now focusing his efforts on revising the law after it goes into effect next October ― Although manga artist turned legislator Ken Akamatsu campaigned on a platform of staunch opposition to Japan's controversial new invoice system, his most recent comments about the issue are more measured. Last Friday, he wrote on Twitter that "the hurdle is high" for changing t...
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Shinobi no Ittoki ‒ Episode 10

Even though the battle over the past two weeks felt a bit ho-hum in terms of the stakes, there's a potent combo of the dramatic climax and actual meaningful fallout that bleeds over into this episode.
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Castlevania DLC Comes to Dead Cells Indie Game in 2023

"Return to Castlevania" DLC launches in 2023 first quarter ― The Game Awards 2022 pre-show livestream on Thursday unveiled a trailer for the Dead Cells indie game's "Return to Castlevania" DLC, which will launch in the first quarter of 2023. Motion Twin is also streaming the trailer on YouTube. The animated trailer shows the Prisoner teaming up with Alucard and Richter Belmont to face off against Dra...
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Penguin Random House CEO Resigns Following Unsuccessful Attempted Acquisition of Simon & Schuster

COO Nihar Malaviya will become interim CEO ― Penguin Random House CEO Markus Dohle announced on Friday that he is resigning following the company's unsuccessful attempted acquisition of publishing business Simon & Schuster. COO Nihar Malaviya will become interim CEO while the company looks for a Dohle's replacement. Dohle became CEO of the merged company Penguin Random House in 2013, and he served as...
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Matcha Made in Heaven GN 1

Fleeing an abusive fiancé, Chako returns to her rural roots and, through a matter of survival, might have found a real romance. ― All of us reach our breaking point eventually. For Chako, it's one big thing that pushes her towards it, and more of the realization that her life in the place she's moved to isn't quite what she's looking for. In her case, that would be the big city of Tokyo, where she mo...
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Assassin Anime Buddy Daddies' Reveals Character Promo Video, January 6 Premiere

1st character promo video highlights Kazuki Kurusu ― The official website for Buddy Daddies, a "buddy assassin" television anime from Nitroplus and P.A. Works, revealed on Saturday a promotional video and the January 6 premiere. The first of four weekly character promotional videos highlights Kazuki Kurusu. The series will premiere on Tokyo MX, Tochigi TV, Gunma TV, and BS11 on January 6 at 12:00 a.m...

2.5 Dimensional Seduction Manga Gets TV Anime

Visual unveiled for anime of Yū Hashimoto's manga ― The official Twitter account for Yū Hashimoto's 2.5 Dimensional Seduction (2.5 Jigen no Yūwaku) manga announced on Saturday that the manga will get a television anime. The account and newly opened website unveiled a visual that features Lilysa and her cosplay of Lilliel. Hashimoto drew an illustration to commemorate the anime's announcement: Seven S...
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Answerman - What is the Villainess Isekai Trend Actually Parodying?

You've noticed the trend of "girl gets reincarnated into an otome game as the villainess," but thinking back on it, does this type of character even exist in most otome games? ― RW asked: Lately, there's a huge trend across multiple forms of media (manga, web novels, light novels, etc.) of stories of people getting reincarnated into a villainess character from some book/game/etc. they had read/playe...

Fire Emblem Engage Game's Video Previews Expansion Pass

1st part of 4-part expansion pass releases on game's launch day on January 20 ― Nintendo revealed a new video for its Fire Emblem Engage strategy RPG, the newest entry in the Fire Emblem game series, during The Game Awards 2022 event on Thursday. The paid expansion pass will release in four parts, with the first part releasing on the game's launch date. The expansion will include new characters, acce...
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The tale of outcasts Anime Reveals 7 More Cast Members

Makoto Furukawa, Atsushi Abe, more join cast for series premiering on January 8 ― The official website for the television anime of Makoto Hoshino's The Tale of the Outcasts (Nokemono-tachi no Yoru) manga revealed seven more cast members for the series on Friday. The new cast includes: Makoto Furukawa as Holmes (left) and Atsushi Abe as Watson (right) Gara Takashima as Iberta Hidenori Takahashi as Sta...
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Kizuna Ai's Kizuna no Allele Anime Reveals Cast for BRT5 Group

Randhi, Haruka Yoshiki, more join cast for 2023 anime ― Entertainment planning company Isaribi Inc. revealed more cast members on Friday for Kizuna no Allele, the upcoming anime project for virtual YouTuber (VTuber) Kizuna Ai. The new cast members belong to the BRT5 group. Yuri Matsuoka as Niska Randhi as Jessie Haruka Yoshiki as Ellie Hina Natsume as Sarah Hinaki Yano as Halle The television anime w...
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Endo and Kobayashi Live! Anime's 3rd Promo Video Reveals More Cast, Theme Song Artists

DAZBEE, Anna perform theme songs for series premiering on January 6 ― The official website for the anime of Suzu Enoshima's Endo and Kobayashi Live! The Latest on Tsundere Villainess Lieselotte light novel series posted the anime's third promotional video on Friday. The website also revealed the show's theme song artists and more cast members. The new cast members include Shun Horie as Fabian Oldenbu...
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Golden Kamuy Anime's 4th Season Restarts in April 2023 With 1st Episode

4th season had delayed episodes 7-13 after main staff member had passed away ― The official website for the Golden Kamuy anime announced on Friday that the anime's fourth season will restart its broadcast in April 2023 with its first episode (overall episode 37 for the anime franchise). The home video releases for the season will now ship on July 26, August 30, and September 27 in 2023. The staff had...
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Handyman Saitō in Another World Anime's 2nd Promo Video Reveals More Cast, January 8 Debut

Yoshitsugu Matsuoka, Yū Serizawa, more join cast ― Kadokawa began streaming a second promotional video for the television anime of Kazutomo Ichitomo's Benriya Saitō-san, Isekai ni Iku (Handyman Saitō in Another World) manga on Friday. The video reveals that the anime will premiere on January 8. Kadokawa also revealed a new visual and more cast members for the series: (Note: Character name romanizatio...
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Wild Hearts Game's Gameplay Trailer Highlights 'The Mighty Kemono'

Hunting game launches on PS5, Xbox Series X|S, PC on February 17 ― Electronic Arts (EA) and Koei Tecmo revealed a gameplay trailer for their Wild Hearts hunting game at The Game Awards 2022 on Thursday. The trailer is titled "The Mighty Kemono" and highlights the beasts Deathstalker, Amaterasu, and Golden Tempest. The game will launch for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC via the EA App, Steam, ...

Elden Ring Wins Game of the Year at The Game Awards 2022

Final Fantasy XIV, Splatoon 3, Bayonetta 3, more also win awards ― FromSoftware and Bandai Namco Entertainment's Elden Ring game won Game of the Year at The Game Awards 2022 event on Thursday. The game also won three other awards at the event. Other Japanese games or games based on Japanese franchises that won awards include: Best Family Game: Kirby and the Forgotten Land Best Art Direction: Elden Ri...
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Splash Damage Develops Transformers: Reactivate Game

1-4 player online action game to launch for PC, consoles ― Developer Splash Damage revealed the Transformers: Reactivate game during The Game Awards 2022 event on Thursday. The game will launch for PC and consoles. In the 1-4 player online game, players will fight back against the Legion. Hasbro describes the story: "The gravest threat to humanity has arrived. And it's already won." Source: The Game ...
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Bayonetta Origins: Cereza and the Lost Demon Game Announced for March 17 Release

Abebe Tinari directs game with Hideki Kamiya as supervising director ― Nintendo revealed the Bayonetta Origins: Cereza and the Lost Demon game in the Bayonetta franchise during The Game Awards 2022 event on Thursday. The game will launch for the Nintendo Switch on March 17, 2023. English trailer: Japanese trailer: Abebe Tinari is directing the game, with Tomoko Nishii as art director and Hideki Kamiy...
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Forspoken Game Launches Demo for PlayStation 5

PS5, PC game launches on January 24 ― Square Enix announced at The Game Awards 2022 event on Friday that it has launched a PlayStation 5 demo for its Forspoken game. The company is streaming a demo announcement trailer for the game. English Japanese The PlayStation 5 and PC game will launch on January 24, 2023. The game was originally scheduled to launch on May 24, but Square Enix had delayed the gam...
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Bandai Namco's Blue Protocol Multiplayer Online Action RPG Launches Globally in 2nd Half of 2023

New trailer reveals release for PS5, Xbox X|S, Steam ― Bandai Namco Online and Bandai Namco Studio revealed a new trailer at The Game Awards 2022 event on Thursday for Project Sky Blue's multiplayer online action role-playing game Blue Protocol. The game will be available globally for free in the second half of 2023 for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC via Steam. Bandai Namco is developing the ...
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Tekken 8 Trailer Reveals Returning Characters, Highlights Story

Jun Kazama, Paul Phoenix, Marshall Law, King, Lars Alexandersson, Jack-8 return as playable characters ― Bandai Namco Entertainment unveiled new story and gameplay footage for its upcoming Tekken 8 fighting game during The Game Awards 2022 event on Thursday. The trailer reveals returning characters Jun Kazama, Paul Phoenix, Marshall Law, King, Lars Alexandersson, and Jack-8. English trailer: Japanese...
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Street Fighter 6 Trailer Reveals 4 New Characters, June 2 Release Date

Dee Jay, Manon, Marisa, JP join game's playable cast ― Capcom unveiled a new trailer for its upcoming Street Fighter 6 fighting game during The Game Awards 2022 on Thursday. The video reveals more characters for the game, as well as its June 2, 2023 release date. English trailer: Japanese trailer: The new characters include Dee Jay, Manon, Marisa, and JP. Dee Jay is a returning character from previou...
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Kojima Productions Officially Reveals Death Stranding 2 Game

Kojima also reveals work on another "completely new" game, other visual projects ― Hideo Kojima appeared at The Game Awards 2022 event on Thursday to officially reveal that Kojima Productions is developing the Death Stranding 2 game. Koijma also said he was working on another "completely new" game that he is experimenting with, as well as other visual projects. Kojima said he had the story for the se...

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Final Fantasy XVI Game's Latest Trailer Reveals June 22, 2023 Release

Japanese collector's edition also announced for game exclusive to PS5 until December 31, 2023 ― The Game Awards 2022 event on Thursday screened a new trailer for Square Enix's Final Fantasy XVI role-playing game that revealed the game's June 22, 2023 release date. Revenge is a weapon. I sometimes wonder if I am controlling it or if it's controlling me.Final Fantasy XVI launches June 22nd, 2023 on Pla...
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The Super Mario Bros. Movie's Clip Highlights Mushroom Kingdom

Film opens in N. America on April 7, in Japan on April 28 ― The Game Awards 2022 event on Thursday unveiled a new clip from Nintendo and Illumination's The Super Mario Bros. Movie animated film. The clip shows Mario and Toad traveling through the Mushroom Kingdom. The film will open on April 7 in North America and April 28 in Japan, after a delay. The film was previously slated to open on December 21...

FromSoftware Announces Armored Core VI Game for 2023

Latest game in mecha action franchise will launch for PS5, PS4, Xbox X|S, Xbox One, Steam ― Bandai Namco Entertainment and FromSoftware announced at The Game Awards 2022 event on Thursday that both compares are developing the Armored Core VI: Fires of Rubicon mecha action game. The game will release in 2023 for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox X|S, Xbox One, and PC via Steam. Bandai Namco Entertain...
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Sugar Apple Fairy Tale Anime Unveils More Cast, Collaboration Visual With I'm the Villainess Anime

Kazuyuki Okitsu, Ayumi Mano, Aya Yamane, Minori Suzuki join cast ― The staff for the television anime of Miri Mikawa and Aki's Sugar Apple Fairy Tale light novel series revealed four new cast members for the anime on Friday. The new cast members include: Kazuyuki Okitsu as Elliot Collins, a Silver Sugar Master and vice-head of the Page Workshop Ayumi Mano as Bridget Page, the daughter of the head of ...
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Junji Ito Maniac: Japanese Tales of the Macabre Anime Unveils More Cast, All 20 Stories

New visual for "The Strange Hikizuri Siblings" story also unveiled ― The official website for Junji Ito Maniac: Japanese Tales of the Macabre, a new anime based on horror manga artist Junji Ito's various stories, unveiled more cast, a new visual, and a complete list of all the Ito stories that will be included in the anime on Friday. The visual below highlights the previously announced "The Strange H...
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Heat the Pig Liver Anime Reveals Main Cast, Visual, 2023 Premiere

Yoshitsugu Matsuoka, Tomori Kusunoki reprise roles from isekai light novels' promotional video ― The staff for the television anime of Takuma Sakai's Heat the Pig Liver (Buta no Liver wa Kanetsu Shiro) light novel series revealed the anime's main cast, teaser visual, and 2023 premiere on Friday. Yoshitsugu Matsuoka will voice the pig, and Tomori Kusunoki will voice Jess. The two reprise their roles f...
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Akiba Maid War ‒ Episode 10

Is it possible Ranko has found a true love worthy of abandoning her life as a murder maid? Not if panda has anything to say about it.
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Do It Yourself!! ‒ Episodes 9-10

I never expected Do It Yourself!! to deliver one of the most dire cliffhangers of the season, but somehow it does, and it follows through with the dexterity of an adept dramatist.
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Hiroshi Motomiya Launches New Manga About Politician Korekiyo Takahashi in December

New manga features real-life historical figure Korekiyo Takahashi ― The first 2023 issue of Shueisha's Grand Jump magazine announced on Wednesday that Hiroshi Motomiya will launch a new manga titled Takeki Ōgon no Kuni: Takahashi Korekiyo, in the magazine's second 2023 issue on December 21. The historical manga will focus on politician Korekiyo Takahashi, who is credited for pulling Japan out of the ...
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The Eminence in Shadow ‒ Episode 10

This week's episode takes on a unique format while still delivering laughs in each vignette. Slime boobs, who knew?
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Cutie and the Beast Manga Resumes After 11-Month Hiatus

Seven Seas releases manga in English ― Yuhi Azumi resumed their Cutie and the Beast (Pujo to Yajū: JK ga Akyuyaku Wrestler ni Koi Shita Hanashi) manga with a new chapter in pixiv's "Palcy" manga app on Monday after an 11-month hiatus. Azumi's most recent chapter before this new one debuted on January 10 earlier this year. The manga will end with its fourth compiled book volume. Seven Seas licensed th...
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Crunchyroll Awards Changes Up Categories for 2023

New categories added, some retired, awards will be split between live show and streaming program ― Disclosure: The writer of this article is also a judge for the Anime Awards. Crunchyroll announced the categories for its 2023 Anime Awards on Thursday with a few change-ups from last year's awards ceremony. The streaming company also revealed that some winners will be announced during the presentation ...
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Reincarnated as a Sword ‒ Episode 10

Fran's use of thunder magic might be cute, but more is needed to pull this episode out of the bland, filler-like territory.
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Yōsuke Shiokawa's Fahrenheit 213 Studio Reveals Tsurugihime RPG

Company releases teaser trailer, key visuals for game launching for PC via Steam in 2024 Fate/Grand Order producer Yōsuke Shiokawa's Fahrenheit 213 game development studio revealed its upcoming Tsurugihime side-scrolling action role-playing game on Sunday. The game will launch for PC via Steam in 2024. The company is streaming a teaser trailer IMG 1.png IMG 2.png IMG 3.png IMG 4.png Fahrenheit 213 ...
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Yasuo Ohtagaki's Gundam Thunderbolt Manga Goes on 2-Month Hiatus

Yasuo Ohtagaki's manga returns on February 24 ― The first 2023 issue of Shogakukan's Big Comic Superior magazine announced on Friday that Yasuo Ohtagaki's Mobile Suit Gundam Thunderbolt manga is going on a two-month hiatus, and it will return in the magazine's sixth issue on February 24. Ohtagaki had put the manga on hiatus in September 2018 due to tenosynovitis (inflammation surrounding the tendons)...
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Chainsaw Man ‒ Episode 9

Chainsaw Man can evoke dread and horror with little more than a wry smile, a whispered name, and a deceptively simple twist of the hands.
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Urusei Yatsura #9 [rate]
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Shin Honkaku Mahō Shōjo Risuka Manga Goes on Hiatus Due to Author's Maternity Leave

Nao Emoto plans to resume manga next spring ― The January 2023 issue of Kodansha's Bessatsu Shonen Magazine revealed on Friday that manga creator Nao Emoto (O Maidens in Your Savage Season, Josee, The Tiger and the Fish) is taking maternity leave, and her Shin Honkaku Mahō Shōjo Risuka manga is going on hiatus. The manga is scheduled to return next spring. Emoto launched the manga adaptation of autho...
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Rainbow Days GN 1

If the anime failed to hold your attention, you'll want to check out the source material for a much more entertaining read. ― About a third of the way through this volume, I became reasonably certain that I reviewed the anime version of this title and that it didn't leave much of an impression on me. This absolutely turned out to be the case, and I'm delighted to say that the manga is much more fun. ...

HIDIVE: Some Temporarily Unavailable Series Expected to Return to HIDIVE in Early 2023

Series such as Amagi Brilliant Park, Di Gi Charat are unavailable due to ongoing curation of HIDIVE library ― HIDIVE revealed to ANN that due to "a regular and ongoing curation" of its library, some series such as Amagi Brilliant Park and Di Gi Charat are temporarily unavailable but "are expected to return to HIDIVE in early 2023." HIDIVE did not list all series that are missing or when it removed th...
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NieR:Automata Ver 1.1a Anime's Video, Visual Highlight A2

Ayaka Suwa returns from game to voice A2 ― The official website for NieR:Automata Ver 1.1a, the television anime of Square Enix and Platinum Games' NieR:Automata action role-playing game, unveiled on Thursday a new visual and "Promotion File 007" video that highlight the android A2. Ayaka Suwa will return from the Nier:Automata game to play A2. The anime will get an announcement special with cast and...
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The Misfit of Demon King Academy II Anime's 2nd Video Unveils Theme Songs, January 7 Debut

Rock band Lenny code fiction, singer-songwriter Momosumomosu perform theme songs ― A live-streamed special for The Misfit of Demon King Academy II, the second season of the The Misfit of Demon King Academy anime, debuted the season's second promotional video on Thursday. The video announces and previews the theme songs, and it also announces the anime's January 7 premiere The rock band Lenny code fic...
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Kubo Won't Let Me Be Invisible Anime's 2nd Video Reveals More Cast & Staff, January 10 Debut

Mamiko Noto, Mariya Ise, Naoki Tatsuta join cast with music by In the Land of Leadale's Kujira Yumemi ― Kadokawa started streaming the second promotional video for the television anime of Nene Yukimori's Kubo Won't Let Me Be Invisible (Kubo-san wa Mob o Yurusanai) manga on Thursday. The video reveals additional cast and staff members and the January 10 premiere or the anime. The anime's additional ca...
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Tokyo Revengers: Christmas Showdown Anime Announces Ending Song Artists, January 7 Debut

Musical unit Tuyu performs ending theme song ― The staff for the Tokyo Revengers: Christmas Showdown sequel anime announced details on the ending theme song and January 7 premiere on Thursday. Tuyu, the musical unit formed by songwriter and guitarist Pusu, vocalist Rei, and pianist miro, is contributing the ending theme song "Kizutsukedo, Aishiteru" (officially translated as “It might be painful, bu...
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Campfire Cooking in Another World with My Absurd Skill Anime's Key Visual Announces January 10 Premiere

Anime streams first in Japan before broadcast airing with tie-ins with real-life ingredients, utensils ― The official Twitter account for the television anime of Ren Eguchi and illustrator Masa's Campfire Cooking in Another World with My Absurd Skill (Tondemo Skill de Isekai Hōrō Meshi) light novel series debuted a new key visual on Thursday. The visual announces that anime's January 10 premiere. The...
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Bandai Namco, Dragon Ball's Akira Toriyama Tease SAND LAND Project

Project reveals more details on December 17 ― Bandai Namco opened a teaser website on Thursday to announce the company and Akira Toriyama's SAND LAND Project. Bandai Namco streamed a teaser trailer, and will reveal more details about the project on December 17. The website's countdown timer will end on that date at 8:30 a.m. (December 16 at 6:30 p.m. EST), a half hour before the opening of the Jump F...
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Kizuna Ai Gets VR Rhythm Game for PS5, PS4, Switch, PC

Kizuna AI - Touch the Beat! launches 1st alongside PSVR 2 device on PS5 on February 22 ― Developer Gemdrops announced on Thursday that it is developing a new game titled Kizuna AI - Touch the Beat!. The virtual reality (VR) project allows players to play a rhythm game alongside famous VTuber Kizuna Ai. The game will release first for the PlayStation 5 alongside the PlayStation VR 2 device on February...
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Touken Ranbu Game Gets Kabuki Stage Play Next July

Onoe Matsuya II stars, co-directs play ― DMM Games and Nitroplus announced on Thursday that their Touken Ranbu game is inspiring a traditional kabuki stage play adaptation that will run at the Shinbashi Enbujo theater in Tokyo in July 2023. The play will star kabuki actor Onoe Matsuya II (seen below), who is co-directing the play with Onoe Kikunojō. Ryo Matsuoka is penning the script. The kabuki play...

Right Stuf President, Co-Founder Shawne Klecker Leaves Right Stuf/Crunchyroll

Kleckner co-founded anime retail, licensing company in 1987 ― In an email sent to Crunchyroll staff and shared with Anime News Network, anime retailer Right Stuf president and co-founder Shawne Kleckner told fellow employees this week that he will leave Right Stuf and Crunchyroll on December 14. He expressed his confidence in the current Right Stuf management team at Crunchyroll. Kleckner's friend To...
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Attack on Titan Manga Gets VR Game for Meta Quest 2 Next Summer

UNIVRS Inc. develops Attack on Titan VR: Unbreakable game ― Game developer UNIVRS Inc. announced on Thursday that it is developing a virtual reality (VR) game based on the Attack on Titan franchise titled Attack on Titan VR: Unbreakable. The game will debut for the Meta Quest 2 VR headset in summer 2023. UNIVRS describes the game as a "hunting action game." Players take on the role of a soldier from ...

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Motomu Kiyokawa, Toru Hara, Kazutaka Miyatake, Yoshio Urasawa, More Win TAAF's Lifetime Achievement Awards

Akihiro Kanayama, Iwao Yamaki, Shizuo Kurahashi also honored ― The staff of the Tokyo Anime Award Festival (TAAF) event announced the winners of the 2023 Lifetime Achievement Awards on Thursday: Producer Toru Hara (Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind, Castle in the Sky, My Neighbor Totoro) Scriptwriter Yoshio Urasawa (Lupin III: Part II, Anmitsu Hime, Nintama Rantaro) Animator Akihiro Kanayama (Ashita...
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Kyūri Yamada's AI no Idenshi Sci-Fi Manga Gets TV Anime at Madhouse

Story about doctor for robots stars Takeo Ōtsuka, Yume Miyamoto, reunites Police in a Pod main staff ― Madhouse announced on Thursday that it is producing a television anime adaptation of Kyūri Yamada's AI no Idenshi (The Genes of AI) manga. The anime's official website unveiled a promotional video, a key visual, the cast, and staff for the anime. The tagline on the visual reads, "This is the story o...
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The ANN Aftershow - Makima's Terrifying Power is Revealed

The follow-up to episode nine is 24 minutes of gruesome carnage and terrifying revelations about the head of Denji's unit. ― Makima's Terrifying Power is Revealed Chainsaw Man episode nine follows up on last week's mass execution event with some seriously scary revelations about Makima. Kobeni also gets a chance to show off when the chips are down. Also: why it's important to wear pants on live stre...
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That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime Film Tops 750 Million Yen in 12 Days

Film sold 570,000 tickets since opening on November 25 That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime: Scarlet Bond (Tensei Shitara Slime Datta Ken: Guren no Kizuna-hen) anime film has sold over 570,000 tickets for over 750 million yen (about US$5.48 million) as of Tuesday, December 6, its 12th day at the Japanese box office. The film opened in Japan on November 25, and ranked at #2 and sold 225,000 ticke...
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Bullet Train Boy Band Inspires NFT Anime Videos

TV program debuting on December 27 will tell behind-the-scenes stories of group's 4 newest members ― The boy band Bullet Train will release animated videos for its four newest members. The "Bullet Train Anime Adaptation Plan ~First Confession of the New Members' Rumored Secret Stores~" program will premiere on BS TV Tokyo for four consecutive days starting from December 27, and the anime scenes will ...

Game Director Yuji Naka Faces More Charges of Insider Trading

Naka suspected of purchasing shares of Ateam ahead of Final Fantasy VII The First Soldier game's announcement ― The Tokyo District Public Prosecutors Office arrested game programmer and director Yuji Naka again on Wednesday on suspicion of insider trading, or buying/selling stock on the basis of nonpublic information. While still at Square Enix, Naka allegedly invested in Ateam, developers of the com...
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Dyschronia: Chronos Alternate VR Game Project Gets PSVR2 Release at Launch

Game, console launch on February 22, 2023 ― MyDearest, Inc. announced on Wednesday that it will release it and IzanagiGames' DYSCHRONIA: Chronos Alternate virtual reality game for PlayStation VR2, the new virtual reality (VR) system for the PlayStation 5 console. The first two episodes will launch alongside the system on February 22, 2023. The second episode of the game will launch on Thursday (Frida...
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NIJISANJI EN's 7th Virtual YouTuber Group "XSOLEIL" Debuts This Weekend

Mixed gender group debuts on December 9-10 ― NIJISANJI English announced its seventh Virtual YouTuber group, "XSOLEIL," on Tuesday. The group consists of six performers of mixed genders: Zaion LanZa, Doppio Dropscythe, Meloco Kyoran, Hex Haywire, Kotoka Torahime, and Ver Vermillion. The talents will debut on December 9-10. Further information about each debuting talent is as follows: Zaion LanZa: Zai...

Crunchyroll Adds Liz and the Blue Bird, Maquia, Isekai Quartet: Another World, The Wonderland, Penguin Highway, More Anime Films

Also: Haikara-San, Sound! Euphonium, Overlord, Digimon Adventure tri, Shirobako films ― Crunchyroll announced on Wednesday that it is streaming the following anime films on Thursdays in November: December 1 Strike Witches: The Movie December 8 As the Gods Will live-action movie Haikara-San: Here Comes Miss Modern Part 1 Haikara-San: Here Comes Miss Modern Part 2 Sound! Euphonium The Movie - Welcome t...
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Hinako Note Manga Creator Draws Lead Character Pregnant

Four-panel manga ended in January 2021 ― Mitsuki's Hinako Note manga may have ended in January 2021, but time passes for the titular protagonist Hinako. Last Monday, Mitsuki posted an illustration of Hinako visibly pregnant with the caption: "Ah! It moved just now!" 「あ!いま動いた♬」 pic.twitter.com/veYtAXmZ9n— 三月🌸FANBOX&Fantiaはじめました (@marchmiam) November 28, 2022 The manga centers on the titular protagonis...
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Japan's Biggest Cosplay Event Delayed in 2023 Due to COVID-19

Event was canceled in 2020-2022 ― The organizers of Osaka's Nippombashi Street Festa, which they promote as "Japan's biggest cosplay event," announced on Wednesday that they are delaying next year's event due to concerns over the spread of COVID-19. The staff considered a full-scale resumption, but decided that that safety and security could not be guaranteed. Organizers will continue to hold discuss...
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The Apothecary Diaries GN 5 & 6

Whether you read the original light novels, the manga, or both, The Apothecary Diaries mysteries are interesting enough to keep you turning the pages. ― While it's natural that there would be differences between a light novel and its manga adaptation, the most striking change between The Apothecary Diaries' source material and its manga version comes down to focus. Both versions of Natsu Hyuga's Chin...
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"Ippon" Again! High School Judo Anime Reveals Ending Theme, Visual, January 8 Premiere

Aoba Nishi High School Judo Club performs ending theme song ― The official website and Twitter account for the television anime of Yu Muraoka's "Ippon" Again! (Mō Ippon!) manga revealed on Thursday the ending theme song artists, visual, and January 8 premiere. The Aoba Nishi High School Judo Club will perform the ending theme song "Ipponmichi." The series will premiere on TV Tokyo on January 8 at 1:3...
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Yowamushi Pedal Limit Break Anime Reveals 2nd Part's Theme Song Artists, Visual

Novelbright perform opening, Daiki Yamashita with Yūsuke Saeki perform ending ― The official Twitter account for Yowamushi Pedal Limit Break, the fifth anime season of Wataru Watanabe's Yowamushi Pedal manga, revealed on Thursday the theme song artists and visual for the series' second cours (quarter of a year). Novelbright (who perform the first cours' ending theme song) will perform the new opening...
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Bandai to Launch Union Arena Crossover Trading Card Game in March

Featuring Jujutsu Kaisen, Hunter x Hunter, Demon Slayer, My Hero Academia, Code Geass, Bleach, more ― Bandai opened an official website on Wednesday to announce its new crossover trading card game project Union Arena, which will launch on March 24, 2023. The "dream all-star card game" features cards from anime series such as Jujutsu Kaisen, Hunter x Hunter, Demon Slayer, My Hero Academia, Code Geass:...

New Sorcerous Stabber Orphen Anime's Season 3 Unveils More Cast, Theme Songs, January 18 Debut in Video

Junya Enoki, Takuya Eguchi, Kana Hanazawa, Mariya Ise join cast ― The staff for the new television anime of Yoshinobu Akita's Sorcerous Stabber Orphen (Majutsushi Orphen Haguretabi) light novel series debuted the full promotional video and main visual for the third season, Majutsushi Orphen Haguretabi: Urban Rama-hen (Urban Rama Arc), on Wednesday. The video announces more cast members, theme songs, ...
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Fate/Strange Fake -Whispers of Dawn- TV Anime Special Delayed From December 31

Anime special delayed due to production issues ― The official Twitter account of Ryohgo Narita's Fate/strange Fake spinoff story Fate/strange Fake -Whispers of Dawn- television anime special announced on Wednesday that its scheduled airing on December 31 has been delayed due to production issues. The anime was scheduled to air during the annual Fate Project New Year's TV Special program. 『Fate/strang...
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