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Kunitsu-Gami: Path of the Goddess Game Review

Games with such a confident, bold vision rarely come around, and it's even rarer that they execute that vision with such success. ― The first thing you will likely notice about Kunitsu-Gami: Path of the Goddess is how utterly spellbinding its world is. The lead director of the game is Shuichi Kawata, and it is immediately apparent how he is drawing on his experience as an art director and cinematic d...
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Code Geass: Rozé of the Recapture - Part 3 Anime Film Review

This is the “dark chapter” of the story—you know, where everything goes from a generally stable status quo to “the worst things have ever been” in just a few unfortunate moments. ― This film (or theatrically released set of three episodes, if you'd prefer) is the “dark chapter” of the story—you know, where everything goes from a generally stable status quo to “the worst things have ever been” in just...
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This Week in Anime - Crunchyroll Silences Their Viewers

No more commenting on episode pages or news articles! Crunchyroll has axed their comments section completely. Was this change due to homophobic content or simple corporate laziness? Lucas and Steve try to shed some light on what happened. ― No more commenting on episode pages or news articles! Crunchyroll has axed their comments section completely. Was this change due to homophobic content or simple...
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Soup Forest Novel 1 Review

Soup Forest is a story to read when you want to escape from the horrors of the news cycle. It's truly cozy in the sense that it's like reading under a warm blanket in front of the fire. ― Although cozy fantasy has arguably always existed as a subgenre, especially within the world of light novels where it crosses paths with iyashikei works, it's only recently become known as its own special category o...
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Not-Sew-Wicked Stepmom Volumes 1-3 Manhwa Review

Even when a rival rears her head, author Iru knows how to handle it without making it feel like too much of a retread of manhwa's greatest hits, and it's just a very well-put-together story overall. ― Not-Sew-Wicked Stepmom has an odd history in English. Some years ago, Korean novel translators WordExcerpt released the source novel as I'm Only a Stepmother, but my Daughter is Just Too Cute! as both a...
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Hiroshi Fukuda's Rock wa Lady no Tashinamideshite Manga Gets TV Anime Adaptation in 2025

Manga about ladylike girl who loves rock music launched in 2022 ― The official X (formerly Twitter) account of Hakusensha's Young Animal magazine announced on Monday that Hiroshi Fukuda's Rock wa Lady no Tashinamideshite (Rock is a Lady's Modesty) manga will get a television anime adaptation in 2025. Fukuda drew an illustration to celebrate the announcement: The young lady x rock youth manga takes pl...

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Orb: On the Movements of the Earth Anime's Teaser Reveals Cast, October TV Premiere

Maaya Sakamoto, Kenjirō Tsuda, Shō Hayami star in anime about world-shaking astronomy in 14c. Poland ― The official website for the anime adaptation of Uoto's Chi: Chikyū no Undō ni Tsuite (Orb: On the Movements of the Earth) manga unveiled a teaser trailer for the anime on Thursday. The trailer reveals the anime's cast and October television premiere. The cast members include: Maaya Sakamoto as Rafa...
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Peko Watanabe's Koi Janee Kara Manga Ends With 6th Volume

Series debuted in September 2021 ― The fifth compiled book volume of Peko Watanabe's Koi Janee Kara (This Ain't Love, Got It?) manga revealed on Tuesday that the series will end with the sixth volume. The manga centers on three individuals connected from a 26-year-old past. Yukari and Akane were best friends in high school, and Yukari was herself in love with a teacher named Imai. 26 years later, wi...
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The Anime/Manga World Offers Condolences After Voice Actor Noriko Ohara's Death

Voice actors all around the anime industry pay their respects to the celebrated voice actor ― On Tuesday, the anime world was shocked by the announcement of Noriko Ohara's death. She had died on July 12 after an unsuccessful treatment for an illness. Known as the voice of Nobita Nobi from the long running Doraemon anime series, the voice actor appeared in many anime series integral to the medium. The...
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Naruto X Boruto Ultimate Ninja Storm Connections Game Adds DLC Character Kawaki (Karma Progression)

Kawaki (Karma Progression) launches with DLC Pack 4 on Thursday ― Bandai Namco Entertainment America announced on Wednesday it will add Kawaki (Karma Progression) as a DLC character to its Naruto X Boruto Ultimate Ninja Storm Connections game as part of its DLC Pack 4 on Thursday. The trailer also confirms DLC Pack 5 for fall. DLC Pack 4 also includes two new costumes for Hinata (Road to Sakura) and ...
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Max Streams The Boy and the Heron Film in U.S. on September 6

GKIDS released film on BD/DVD on July 9 ― Entertainment news website Variety reported on Wednesday that Studio Ghibli and Hayao Miyazaki's The Boy and the Heron anime film will begin streaming on HBO's streaming platform Max (formerly HBO Max) in the U.S. on September 6. Deadline had previously reported in March that the film would stream "exclusively" on Max. The rest of Studio Ghibli's catalogue i...
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EXCLUSIVE: Preview Atsushi Kaneko's Search and Destroy, Reimagining of Dororo Manga

Fantagraphics debuted the award-nominated Search and Destroy manga on Tuesday ― Fantagraphics debuted the award-nominated Search and Destroy manga on Tuesday, and Anime News Network can exclusively share a four-page preview. IMG search-and-destory_preview_pg-39.jpg IMG search-and-destory_preview_pg-40.jpg IMG search-and-destory_preview_pg-41.jpg IMG search-and-destory_preview_pg-42.jpg Images ©Atsush...
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Zoids Anime Teases 25th Anniversary Project

The official X (formerly Twitter) account for Takara Tomy's Zoids franchise teased on Wednesday a new 25th anniversary project for the Zoids: Chaotic Century anime, revealing a new visual and a new promotional video. The announcement did not reveal the nature of the project, but revealed that it would start in August. ━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━ アニメ「ゾイド - ZOIDS -」 25TH ANNIVERSARY PROJECT 特報 第2弾 2024年8月より順次ス...
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The Unwanted Undead Adventurer Anime Gets English Dub

Alex Hom, Corey Pettit, Katie Caruso, Abigail Blythe star in dub on Wednesday ― Crunchyroll revealed on Tuesday that it will begin streaming an English dub for the television anime adaptation of Yū Okano's The Unwanted Undead Adventurer (Nozomanu Fushi no Bōkensha) light novel series on Wednesday. The dub cast includes: Alex Hom as Rentt Corey Pettit as Lorraine Katie Caruso as Sheila Abigail Blythe...
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Bartender Glass of God Anime Gets English Dub

Tom Aglio, Morgan Lauré, Celeste Perez, Sonny Strait, more star in dub on Thursday ― Crunchyroll announced on Wednesday that it will begin streaming an English dub for Bartender Glass of God (Bartender: Kami no Glass), the new television anime adaptation of writer Araki Joh and illustrator Kenji Nagatomo's Bartender manga, on Thursday. The English cast includes: Tom Aglio as Ryu Morgan Lauré as Miwa ...
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Netflix Streams 3rd Part for Pokémon Horizons: The Series on August 9

Netflix confirmed on Wednesday that the third part of the Pokémon Horizons: The Series anime will begin streaming on August 9. The Pokémon Company had originally announced that the anime would debut on Netflix in the U.S. on February 23, but the series debuted instead on March 7. The second part began streaming on May 10. The anime premiered in Japan in April 2023 with a one-hour first-episode spe...
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The Misfit of Demon King Academy II #24 [rate]
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My Deer Friend Nokotan Anime Casts Takuya Eguchi

Anime reveals Eguchi as Yoshiharu Tsubameya, video for 4th episode's insert song ― The official X/Twitter account for the television anime of Oshioshio's My Deer Friend Nokotan (Shikanoko Nokonoko Koshitantan) manga announced on Thursday that Takuya Eguchi is voicing Yoshiharu Tsubameya, Chiharu's older brother.The account also posted a video of the insert song "Kazoku ni Narо̄ Yo, Hino de" (Let's Be...
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Kunitsu-Gami: Path of the Goddess Game Review

Games with such a confident, bold vision rarely come around, and it's even rarer that they execute that vision with such success. ― The first thing you will likely notice about Kunitsu-Gami: Path of the Goddess is how utterly spellbinding its world is. The lead director of the game is Shuichi Kawata, and it is immediately apparent how he is drawing on his experience as an art director and cinematic d...
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Kengan Ashura 2nd Season Anime's 2nd Part Unveils Promo Video, Theme Song Artists, August 15 Debut

Trailer previews HEY-SMITH's opening theme song for Netflix anime ― The official website for the second season for the anime adaptation of Yabako Sandrovich's Kengan Ashura manga unveiled on Thursday a new promotional video, key visual, theme song artists, and August 15 debut on Netflix for the season's second part. The trailer reveals and previews the opening theme song "Feel My Pain" by the band HE...
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Sengoku Youko #15 [rate]
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Love Is Indivisible by Twins #3 [rate]
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Oshi no Ko #15 [rate]
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Alya Sometimes Hides Her Feelings in Russian #4 [rate]
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Bleach: Rebirth of Souls 3D Arena Fighting Game's Overview Trailer Previews Gameplay

Video features fight between Ichigo, Byakuya ― Bandai Namco Entertainment America began streaming a gameplay overview trailer for Bleach: Rebirth of Souls, a new 3D arena fighting game for the Bleach franchise for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, and PC via Steam. The video features a fight between Ichigo Kurosaki and Byakuya Kuchiki: In the game, players use attacks to cut down their o...
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Our Last Crusade or the Rise of a New World #3 [rate]
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BLUELOCK Season 2 Anime's Video Reveals/Previews Opening Theme Song by Unison Square Garden

Unison Square Garden return from 1st season for new opening theme ― The official X/Twitter account for the second television anime season based on Muneyuki Kaneshiro and Yūsuke Nomura's BLUELOCK soccer manga posted a video on Wednesday, and it reveals and previews the new opening theme song "Bо̄jaku no Charisma" by Unison Square Garden. Unison Square Garden also performed theme songs for the anime's ...
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The Strongest Magician in the Demon Lord's Army was a Human #5 [rate]
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Spice & Wolf: merchant meets the wise wolf ‒ Episode 17

A humbled Lawrence is usually a recipe for a good time and that holds true here.
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MONOGATARI Series: OFF & MONSTER Season ‒ SEASON PREMIERE

What would the Monogatari series be without its protagonist? The same darn good show filled with surreal visuals and clever wordplay that it's always been.
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Tower of God Season 2 ‒ SEASON PREMIERE

It honestly hurts how much of a step down Tower of God Season 2 is in visual quality.

The Apothecary Diaries Manga Artist Nekokurage Handed Suspended Sentence for Tax Evasion

Nekokurage failed to declare 260 million yen in income from 2019 to 2021 ― The Fukuoka District Court handed Nekokurage (real name Erika Ikeda), the artist for one of the manga adaptations of The Apothecary Diaries light novels, a suspended sentence of 10 months in prison and a fine of 11 million yen (about US$70,600) for the crime of tax evasion on Wednesday. However, since the prison sentence is su...

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Yatagarasu Anime Delays Episode 15 by 3 Weeks Due to Olympics

Episode to air on August 17 ― The official website for the television anime of Chisato Abe's Karasu wa Aruji o Erabanai (The Raven Does Not Choose Its Master) novel, the second novel of her Yatagarasu novel series, confirmed on July 19 that the anime's 15th episode will be delayed by three weeks due to coverage for the 2024 Summer Olympics, which takes place in Paris from July 26 to August 11. The Ol...
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SHOSHIMIN: How to become Ordinary Anime Delays Episode 4 by 1 Week

Episode to air on August 3 ― The official website for SHOSHIMIN: How to become Ordinary, the television anime of Honobu Yonezawa's Shōshimin mystery novel series, announced on Sunday that the anime is delaying its fourth episode by one week. The episode will air on August 3 instead of on July 27 as previously scheduled. The anime premiered on the NUMAnimation programming block on the TV Asahi channel...

Wistoria: Wand and Sword Anime Delays Episode 4 by 1 Week

Special with recap, interview, event footage to air on Sunday instead ― The official website for the television anime of Fujino Ōmori and Toshi Aoi's Wistoria: Wand and Sword (Tsue to Tsurugi no Wistoria) manga announced on Sunday that the anime's fourth episode will not air on the following Sunday, July 28. The episode has been delayed by one week to August 4. The anime will instead air a special na...
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Akari Kito Voices Maine Coon Cat Girl In New ASMR Recordings

May the voice of Demon Slayer's Nezuko Kamado soothe your soul ― Autonomous sensory meridian response (ASMR) videos have been a trend in video content. Using quality microphones to remove ambient sounds and focusing on a soft-spoken voice or other sounds, ASMR is intended to be rather stimulating. Of course, this varies from person to person. While there are many professional ASMR video creators on Y...
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Saint Seiya: Kaiō Saiki - Rerise of Poseidon Manga Moves to Bimonthly Publishing Schedule

Spinoff series begins new schedule after October ― The September issue of Akita Shoten's Champion Red magazine announced on Friday that Tsunaki Suda's Saint Seiya: Kaiō Saiki - Rerise of Poseidon manga spinoff of Masami Kurumada's Saint Seiya will switch to a bimonthly publishing schedule after the December issue, which ships in October. The manga's story begins when a new threat arises while Athena...
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The Hungry Succubus Wants to Consume Him Artist Tabireco Launches New Series

Baby Shachu Hackers manga debuts on August 19 ― The August issue of Shueisha's Ultra Jump magazine revealed The Hungry Succubus Wants to Consume Him (Harapeko Succubus wa Ikasetai no ni!) artist Tabireco (or Tabireko) will launch a new series titled Baby Shachu Hackers (Baby in a Car Hackers) in the September issue on August 19. The story follows a high school girl who ends up spending the night in ...
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2.5 Dimensional Seduction ‒ SEASON PREMIERE

Okumura and Ririsa exhibit the show’s best strengths in their comedic timing and expressive reactions.
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Our Last Crusade or the Rise of a New World Season 2 Anime Reveals Returning English Dub Cast, Premiere

Ernesto Jason Liebrecht, Emily Neves, Emi Lo, return in dub on Wednesday ― Crunchyroll revealed on Tuesday that it will begin streaming the English dub for the second season 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 on July 24. The returning English cast in...
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Kumichi Yoshizuki Launches New Manga on July 30

Nankai Trough Kyodai Jishin manga centers on megathrust earthquake ― Kodansha's Magazine Pocket announced on X/Twitter on Monday that Kumichi Yoshizuki will debut a new series titled Nankai Trough Kyodai Jishin (Nankai Trough Megathrust Earthquake) on the platform on July 30. The series explores a realistic depiction of the massive megathrust earthquake Japan has been expecting from the Nankai Trough...
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Tasuketsu - Fate of the Majority #4 [rate]
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Mayonaka Punch ‒ Episode 3

Where others falter or chicken out, Tokage is willing to suffer any and all indignities for the sake of that juicy ad revenue.
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NTV Reveals New Guidelines for Live-Action Productions After Death of Manga Creator Hinako Ashihara

New guidelines include measures to retain faithfulness to original works, with focus on pre-production ― Warning: this article contains statements about a suicide. If you or anyone you know is suicidal or having suicidal thoughts, please reach out to a suicide prevention organization in your country. In the United States, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is available by calling 988. In Japan,...
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Former Kodansha Editor Jung Hyun Park Loses Appeal in Murder Conviction

Former manga magazine editor sentenced to 11 years in prison for wife's murder ― Warning: this article contains statements about a possible suicide. If you or anyone you know is suicidal or having suicidal thoughts, please reach out to a suicide prevention organization in your country. In the United States, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is available by calling 988. In Japan, the TELL LifeL...

Lycoris Recoil Anime Gets 6 Anime Short Films

Shorts by different directors focus on characters' daily lives ― The staff of director Shingo Adachi's original television anime Lycoris Recoil announced at a second anniversary screening at Sumida Aquarium on Tuesday that the series will get six anime short films. The shorts will center on the daily lives of the characters. Each short will feature a different person in charge of directing and storyb...
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Code Geass: Rozé of the Recapture - Part 3 Anime Film Review

This is the “dark chapter” of the story—you know, where everything goes from a generally stable status quo to “the worst things have ever been” in just a few unfortunate moments. ― This film (or theatrically released set of three episodes, if you'd prefer) is the “dark chapter” of the story—you know, where everything goes from a generally stable status quo to “the worst things have ever been” in just...
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Writer MITA, Artist Itsuko Hakaru Launch New Suspense Manga

Aisai no Ura Aka: It's not just Adultery manga about wife having affair launched on Tuesday ― Kodansha's Magazine Pocket website launched on Tuesday a new manga by writer MITA and illustrator Itsuko Hakaru titled Aisai no Ura Aka: It's not just Adultery (My Beloved Wife's Secret Account: It's not just Adultery). The suspense manga centers on Sōsuke Yamada, who has a loving wife and an elementary stud...
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No Longer Allowed In Another World #3 [rate]
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The Magical Girl and The Evil Lieutenant Used to Be Archenemies #3 [rate]
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2nd Bocchi the Rock! Compilation Films Streams Trailer, Reveals Bonus Manga Special Gift

2nd film opens in Japan on August 9; moviegoers get limited Bocchi the Rock! Epigraph 2 ― The staff for the Bocchi the Rock! anime compilation films started streaming a new trailer video for the second film titled Bocchi the Rock! Re:Re:, which will premiere in Japan on August 9. The video previews the song "Seiza ni Naretara" (If I could Become a Constellation) performed by the Kessoku band. The sec...
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This Week in Anime - Crunchyroll Silences Their Viewers

No more commenting on episode pages or news articles! Crunchyroll has axed their comments section completely. Was this change due to homophobic content or simple corporate laziness? Lucas and Steve try to shed some light on what happened. ― No more commenting on episode pages or news articles! Crunchyroll has axed their comments section completely. Was this change due to homophobic content or simple...
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Voice Actress Noriko Ohara Dies at 88

Ohara voiced Doraemon's Nobita, Future Boy Conan's title role ― The official website of 81 Produce announced on Tuesday that voice actress Noriko Ohara had died on July 12, after an unsuccessful treatment for an illness. She was 88. Her family held a private funeral. Ohara was born in Tokyo on October 2, 1935. She became famous for voicing Nobita in many of the Doraemon franchise's television series ...
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That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime Season 3 ‒ Episode 63

This is a decent episode of Tensura. A touch of comedy, a touch of action, and a touch of big concepts not really thought through or explored.

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Dead Dead Demon's Dededede Destruction ‒ Episode 8

It'd be easy to say that this show lives or dies based on the relationship between Kadode and Ouran—and, in this episode, it doesn't just “live,” it “thrives.”
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My Hero Academia: You're Next Film's Trailer Highlights Action Scenes

Film opens in Japan on August 2 ― The official website for My Hero Academia THE MOVIE: You're Next (My Hero Academia: You're Next), the fourth anime film in the My Hero Academia franchise, began streaming a new trailer for the film on Tuesday. The trailer, titled "Who's Next," highlights the film's action scenes, and also features the theme song "Homunculus" by Vaundy. The film will open in Japan on ...
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Narenare -Cheer for you!- ‒ Episode 3

Even if Kanata’s issues do end up taking a backseat, Suzuha and Shion make me confident that the show might be able to do enough with the other girls to keep things going in the meantime.
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Fairy Tail: 100 Years Quest ‒ Episode 3

It’d be weirder if the series didn’t leave me questioning why I still enjoy it, so in that respect, I can say that Fairy Tail has truly returned.
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i☆Ris Voice Actress Documentary Film's Trailer Announces September 13 Opening

Documentary features exclusive interviews with members over 6 months ― The official YouTube channel for the i☆Ris voice actress idol unit began streaming a new trailer for the group's Live & Documentary Movie ~i☆Ris on STAGE~ documentary film on Tuesday. The trailer announces that the film will open in Japan on September 13. The film celebrates the group's 10-year anniversary and follows them over th...
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Live-Action Saint Young Men Film Brings Back Team Jossy's

Haruna Kawaguchi, Sakura Kiryu, Miku Tanaka, Hinami Mori, Seira Anzai play new incarnation ― The staff for Saint Oniisan The Movie ~Holy Men vs Akuma Gundan~ (Holy Men vs Demon Army), the first live-action film of Hikaru Nakamura's Saint Young Men (Saint Oniisan) manga, announced on Tuesday that "Team Joshi-zu" (Team Jossy's or "Team Girlz") will appear in the film. The staff also announced the recon...
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My Deer Friend Nokotan ‒ Episode 3

The waveform collapses in on itself, and the resulting quanta is a pocket dimension of desperation, deer, and dance moves lifted from that meme'd on the scene from Spider-Man 3.
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VTuber Legend: How I Went Viral after Forgetting to Turn Off My Stream ‒ Episode 3

It's a fun and interesting analysis of how all personalities are doing a bit, to some degree, even as the pacing of the experience gets a bit exhausting.
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SHOSHIMIN: How to become Ordinary ‒ Episode 3

Even Kobato seems shocked by Osanai's reactions.
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Become A Keyboard Master With Jujutsu Kaisen Typing Software

Banish cursed spirits with your cursed technique of typing ― One of the modern skills many need is typing. Luckily, there are programs to help speed up the process. One company Rio even tries to make it fun with its Jujutsu Kaisen typing software. The official (formerly Twitter) account for the Jujutsu Kaisen series announced the typing software in November. The software allows people to enjoy the st...
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YATAGARASU: The Raven Does Not Choose Its Master ‒ Episode 14

If Yukiya thinks he can coast by using his “foolish second son” act, the only person he’s tricking is himself.
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Wistoria: Wand and Sword ‒ SEASON PREMIERE

If the show can continue to tell its fun story in such a dynamic and entertaining way, then Wistoria has a shot at becoming one of the best new anime of the season.

Alya Sometimes Hides Her Feelings in Russian Anime Reveals English Dub Cast, Premiere

Sarah Natochenny stars in dub on Tuesday ― Crunchyroll revealed on Monday that it will begin streaming the English dub for the anime of writer Sunsunsun and artist Momoco's Alya Sometimes Hides Her Feelings in Russian (Tokidoki Bosotto Russia-go de Dereru Tonari no Alya-san) light novel series on Tuesday. The first two dubbed episodes premiere on that day. The English cast includes: Sarah Natochenny ...
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Project Sekai: Colorful Stage! feat. Hatsune Miku Teases New Project

Teaser reveals more information to be revealed on July 29 ― A new teaser website opened on Monday to tease a new project for Sega's Project Sekai: Colorful Stage! feat. Hatsune Miku. The teaser website reveals that there will be more information on the project on July 29 at 8:00 p.m. JST (7:00 a.m. EDT). 新プロジェクト始動。 ㅤ 2024.07.29 20:00 Coming Soon ㅤ https://pjsekai.sega.jp/noise/index.html #プロセカ新プロジェクト...
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Sakuna: Of Rice And Ruin ‒ Episode 3

Fortunately for the show, this is the push it needed after the slow start of the first two episodes—and while it still hasn't won me over yet, it's left me a lot more interested in where it's going.
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Dahlia in Bloom: Crafting a Fresh Start With Magical Tools ‒ SEASON PREMIERE

Much as I would like to just stick to talking about the writing, the visuals of a visual medium are just as important as the script.
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Fantagraphics, MSX Publish Atsushi Kaneko's Search and Destroy Manga on July 23

Fantagraphics and Mangasplaining Extra (MSX) will pubish the first volume of Atsushi Kaneko's Search and Destroy manga on Tuesday. Mangasplaining began serializing the manga in the Mangasplaining Extra (MSX) newsletter last August. Paid subscribers to the newsletter can access the manga, and the company will occasionally offer chapters for free to all subscribers. Fantagraphics originally planned ...
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Spice & Wolf: merchant meets the wise wolf #17 [rate]

Naruto Franchise Gets Crossover Comic with Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

IDW Publishing, Viz Media to release issue #1 on November 13 ― IGN reported on Monday that IDW Publishing and Viz Media are collaborating on a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles x Naruto crossover comic series with four issues. Caleb Goellner (Sonic the Hedgehog) is writing the comic, Hendry Prasetya (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers) is drawing, Raúl Angulo is coloring, and Ed Dukeshire is lettering. Jorge Ji...
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The Elusive Samurai ‒ SEASON PREMIERE

The Elusive Samurai is a Technicolor fever dream of deliriously beautiful action and adventure that is, more often than not, one of the most unrepentantly fun anime to premiere this year.
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The Ossan Newbie Adventurer #4 [rate]
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My Hero Academia Season 7 ‒ Episode 149

All of the action and drama culminates with Bakugo, bloody, battered, and so locked in on the battle that his infernal pride is finally set aside.
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Urashimasakatasen Perform Theme Song for Live-Action Cosmetic Playlover Show

Trailer for August 5 series previews theme song ― Four-member male vocal unit Urashimasakatasen announced on Monday that they will perform the theme song "Wagamama Only Mine" for the live-action series adaptation of Sachi Narashima's Cosmetic Playlover manga. A new 30-second trailer for the series previews the song: Narashima drew an illustration of Urashimasakatasen: The series will premiere on Fuji...
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Soup Forest Novel 1 Review

Soup Forest is a story to read when you want to escape from the horrors of the news cycle. It's truly cozy in the sense that it's like reading under a warm blanket in front of the fire. ― Although cozy fantasy has arguably always existed as a subgenre, especially within the world of light novels where it crosses paths with iyashikei works, it's only recently become known as its own special category o...
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Shy #16 [rate]
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I Have a Crush at Work Manga Gets TV Anime

Visual shows main characters of Akamaru Enomoto's Kono Kaisha ni Suki na Hito ga Imasu manga ― A new official website and X/Twitter account opened on Tuesday to announce that Akamaru Enomoto's I Have a Crush at Work (Kono Kaisha ni Suki na Hito ga Imasu, also known as Can You Keep a Secret?) manga is getting a television anime. The website unveiled a visual of the main characters Masugu and Yui: Koda...
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Quality Assurance in Another World ‒ SEASON PREMIERE

Quality Assurance is a very clever show with some refreshing spins on the tired “Trapped in a VR Game” premise. It's just that the execution is lacking in some key areas.

ICv2 Report: N. American Comics Market Decreased by 7% in 2023

Comics, graphic novel sales totaled roughly US$1.87 billion in 2023, down from US$2.01 billion in 2022 ― Media news website ICv2 announced on July 15 that according to its estimations, comics and graphic novel sales went down approximately 7% in the United States and Canada in 2023. Comics and graphic novel sales to consumers in North America totaled roughly US$1.87 billion in 2023, down from US$2.01...
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My Hero Academia: You're Next Film Streams Special Promo Video

Video previews Vaundy's theme song for August 2 film ― The official X/Twitter account for My Hero Academia THE MOVIE: You're Next (My Hero Academia: You're Next), the fourth anime film in the My Hero Academia franchise, began streaming a special promotional video on Monday. The video previews the theme song "Homunculus" by Vaundy. The film will open in Japan on August 2. The film will simultaneously ...
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Shueisha Lists Hunter x Hunter Manga Volume 38 for Release on September 4; Yoshihiro Togashi Teases More New Chapters

Manga's 37th volume shipped in 2022 ― Shueisha's website is listing the 38th compiled book volume of Yoshihiro Togashi's Hunter x Hunter manga for release on September 4. Togashi has been teasing updates for upcoming chapters of the manga with posts on X/Twitter. The artist made posts on Monday stating that instructions for the backgrounds were now ready for his assistants for chapters 409-410. If vo...
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NieR:Automata Ver 1.1a Season 2 ‒ SEASON PREMIERE

While there's still plenty of time left for the production to start collapsing again, what we've seen so far makes me feel like the second season of NieR:Automata Ver1.1a is a step up from its first in practically every way.
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Dragon Quest Dai no Daibōken: Yūsha Avan to Gokuen no Maō Manga Ends 1st Part

Manga's 2nd part starts on November 21 ― The September issue of Shueisha's V Jump magazine published the final chapter of the first part ("Hero Arc") of Yūsaku Shibata's Dragon Quest Dai no Daibōken: Yūsha Avan to Gokuen no Maō (Dragon Quest The Adventure of Dai: The Hero Avan and the Demon King of Hellfire), the prequel manga of Riku Sanjō and Kōji Inada's Dragon Quest: The Adventure of Dai (Dragon ...
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Pseudo Harem ‒ SEASON PREMIERE

I can see this show as a fairly relaxing break from my weekly anxiety!
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Mahito Aobe's Soshite Akuma wa Seigi o Kataru Manga Ends in August

Manga launched in February 2023 ― The August issue of Square Enix's Gangan Joker magazine revealed on Monday that Mahito Aobe's Soshite Akuma wa Seigi o Kataru (And the Devil Deceives Justice) manga will end in the magazine's next issue on August 22. The school suspense manga centers on an all-boys dormitory school that grooms their students to always do the right thing and be on the side of justice,...
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Suicide Squad ISEKAI ‒ Episode 6

Will they actually kill off anyone in the Suicide Squad?
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Kenji Sakaki's Tokyo Underworld Manga Enters Last Arc

Manga launched in May 2022 ― Manga creator Kenji Sakaki posted on their X (formerly Twitter) account on July 14 that their Tokyo Underworld (Shin Tōkyō) manga has entered its last arc. Shueisha's Manga Plus service releases the manga in English, and it describes the manga: According to urban legend, the guilty are sentenced to fall to the Tokyo Underworld. There, they are given no mercy and are merci...
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Senpai is an Otokonoko ‒ SEASON PREMIERE

Gender is a topic that is infinitely complex—but a whole lot of people will insist to you that it’s very simple because they never really had to think about it too hard.
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Laid-Back Camp Anime's Yurukyan△ ~Puzzle Camp~ Smartphone Puzzle Game Launches on July 25

Game available for iOS, Android ― The official X (formerly Twitter) account for Cozy Trail Games' Yurukyan△ ~Puzzle Camp~ (Laid-Back Camp: Puzzle Camp) smartphone puzzle game revealed on Monday that the game will launch on iOS and Android on July 25. The Laid-Back Camp anime based on Afro's original manga premiered in January 2018, and Crunchyroll streamed the 12-episode series as it aired. Crunchyro...
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Hiroshi Fukuda's Rock wa Lady no Tashinamideshite Manga Gets TV Anime Adaptation in 2025

Manga about ladylike girl who loves rock music launched in 2022 ― The official X (formerly Twitter) account of Hakusensha's Young Animal magazine announced on Monday that Hiroshi Fukuda's Rock wa Lady no Tashinamideshite (Rock is a Lady's Modesty) manga will get a television anime adaptation in 2025. Fukuda drew an illustration to celebrate the announcement: The young lady x rock youth manga takes pl...
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EVO Fighting Game Tournament Reveals 2025 Schedule

EVO 2025 in Los Angeles, Tokyo, Las Vegas, Nice; EVO 2026 in Singapore announced ― The Evolution Championship Series (EVO) fighting game tournament revealed its 2025 schedule on Sunday. The inaugural EVO Awards will be held in Los Angeles in February 2025. EVO Japan will be held in Tokyo on May 9-11, EVO Las Vegas on August 1-3, and EVO France will be happening in Nice, on October 10-12. The EVO figh...
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Fate/Extra Record Game Streams Sneak Peek Video, to Reveal New Information on August 4

Remake of Fate/Extra game first announced in 2020 ― The official YouTube channel of Type-Moon studio BB, the Type-Moon game and story development circle's latest game studio, started streaming a "Sneak Peek" video for its Fate/Extra Record game, the remake of Marvelous Entertainment's Fate/Extra PlayStation Portable game, on Monday. The video revealed that staff will reveal new information about the ...
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'Toradora!,' Reincarnated as a Sword, Perfect Blue, More Get English Audiobooks in August

Seven Seas also launches The Condemned Villainess Goes Back in Time and Aims to Become the Ultimate Villain, The Evil Queen's Beautiful Principles audiobooks ― Seven Seas Entertainment announced on Thursday that it will release the following English audiobook adaptations of Japanese light novels: Title: Toradora! Creator(s): Yuyuko Takemiya and Yasu Narrator: Cassandra Lee Morris Release date: August...
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Tekken 8 Game Adds DLC Character Heihachi Mishima in Fall

Game also reveals collaboration with Nike ― Bandai Namco Entertainment announced that it will add the third DLC character Heihachi Mishima for its Tekken 8 game this fall. The company first announced the new character at the EVO 2024 event in Las Vegas on Sunday, and also started streaming a character trailer. English version Japanese version Bandai Namco Entertainment also revealed the Tekken 8 game...
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Guilty Gear Strive Game Adds Cyberpunk: Edgerunners' Lucy, New Character, New Battle Mode in Season 4

Arc System Works also adds new stages, new color, new playable characters on July 22 ― Arc System Works revealed in a teaser trailer for season 4 of the Guilty Gear -Strive- fighting game on Sunday that the game will add Cyberpunk: Edgerunners character Lucy as a playable character along with a new character named Unika, and returning characters Dizzy and Venom. The teaser also previews the "TEAM OF ...
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Granblue Fantasy Versus: Rising Fighting Game Adds DLC Characters Vikala, Sandalphon

Sandalphon joins game in Character Pass 2 ― Cygames announced on Sunday that it will add Vikala as a playable character to its Granblue Fantasy Versus: Rising fighting game in October as the final character in Character Pass 1. The company also announced Character Pass 2 will include Sandalphon as a playable character. The character trailer for newly announced character Versusia previews Vikala. Cyga...
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