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This Week in Games - The Duality of Games

Goku is dancing to Gangnam Style in Fortnite. Everyone go home. ― Welcome back, everyone! It's been a long week, and we've had a lot of fun stuff come up. My review for RPG Time: The Adventure of Wright came out earlier this week; it was a very fun game to cover and I hope everyone gives the game a look. It's not often a game that charming comes along. We've got plenty of fun stuff coming down the pi...
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The ANN Aftershow - Is Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero Worth Watching?

Jacki and James discuss the newest Dragon Ball film, Piccolo's turn as the star, and how the 3DCG panned out! Is Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero Worth Watching? Jacki and James discuss the newest Dragon Ball film, Piccolo's turn as the star, and how the 3DCG panned out! The ANN After Show airs live on Mondays at 6pm PT/9pm ET and is also available on your favorite podcast streaming platform. Meet th...
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Mamoru Hosoda's Illustration Book Giveaway

Win a copy of this beautiful Mamoru Hosoda artbook! (Extra chance to win available to ANN Subscribers) ― Mamoru Hosoda, animator, director, and writer, is known for his works such as Belle (2021), Mirai (2018), Wolf Children 2012), and The Girl Who Leapt Through Time (2006). The Man Who Leapt Through Film: The Art of Mamoru Hosoda contains 350 full-color illustrations. Written by renowned animation c...
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Box of Light GN 1

Box of Light's first volume isn't perfect, but it's also one of those series that looks like it will get better as it goes on, and it has a very interesting take on the liminal world between life and death. ― Although it's not an entirely fair statement to make, Seiko Erisawa's English-language debut, Box of Light, is better in concept than execution. Similar to titles like Phantom Tales of the Night...
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RPG TIME: The Legend of Wright

Every page is a new adventure, dripping with love and care from a child who is just bursting at the seams with how much he wants to share with his friends. ― I realize I might be a bit too biased to properly review RPG Time, the new RPG from studio DeskWorks and Aniplex. It's not because it's steeped in JRPG lore or because so much of its iconography brings Dragon Quest to mind—rather, I see way too ...
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The Best and Worst of Summer 2022, Jul 1-Aug 11

The user rankings of the Summer 2022 season are finally starting up. Amid the expected heavy hitters, Call of the Night and Lycoris Recoil carve out a place. ― 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 base...
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Digimon Survive

I honestly feel a bit conflicted after playing Digimon Survive, because I truly admire the amount of passion and thought put into it. If you are a long-time Digimon fan, then this this is worth at least one playthrough. ― Last month, I had the honor of interviewing the producer of Digimon Survive, Habu Kazumasa, who expressed his desire to take Digimon in a darker direction and demonstrate his person...
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This Week in Anime - The Adorable, Affirming Romance in Josee, The Tiger and the Fish

In the mood for a sweet anime romance film that's firmly grounded in the real world? Nick and Nicky recommend Josee, The Tiger and the Fish for everyone who missed the film's original theatrical run. ― In the mood for a sweet anime romance film that's firmly grounded in the real world? Nick and Nicky recommend Josee, The Tiger and the Fish for everyone who missed the film's original theatrical run. ...
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Call of the Night ‒ Episode 7

This week, Ko lives out every depressed teenage boy's dream: to be surrounded by a secret council of hot vampires all debating the best way to seduce and/or kill you.
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Naoko Yamada Directs Anime Episode for Modern Love Anthology Series

Amazon Prime Video streams series on October 21. ― Naoko Yamada (K-On!, The Heike Story, A Silent Voice) is directing an anime episode in the Amazon Prime Video Original anthology series Modern Love: Tokyo ~Samazama na Ai no Katachi~ (Various Forms of Love). Amazon Prime Video streamed a trailer on YouTube on Friday, and it previews a brief clip from the anime episode at timestamp 0:28. Modern Love i...
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HOLOSTARS VTuber Minase Rio's Corporate-Approved Anonymous;Code Livestream Gets Copyright Takedown

MAGES. president Chiyomaru Shikura filed individual copyright strike, unaware that the company had already approved the stream beforehand ― In a rather public case of crossed wires, MAGES. president Chiyomaru Shikura announced on Twitter that he filed a copyright strike against HOLOSTARS Virtual YouTuber Minase Rio's Anonymous;Code livestream on Thursday. He complained that the VTuber streamed the ga...
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My Stepmom's Daughter Is My Ex ‒ Episode 7

An attempt at matchmaking leads to some interesting and confusing results this week.
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Live-Action Thus Spoke Rohan Kishibe Mini-Series Gets 3rd Installment of Episodes

New episodes debut in December ― NHK announced on Saturday that the live-action mini-series of Thus Spoke Kishibe Rohan (Kishibe Rohan wa Ugokanai), Hirohiko Araki's spinoff manga for his JoJo's Bizarre Adventure manga, is getting a third installment on the NHK General in December. NHK will reveal more details, including episode information, around October. The second installment of three episodes pr...
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Megan Thee Stallion Tours JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Exhibit in Tokyo

Megan Thee Stallion became "Megan Thee Stand" ― American rapper, singer and songwriter Megan Thee Stallion became "Megan Thee Stand" in a new photos she shared on Thursday from her visit to the JoJo's Bizarre Adventure 10th Anniversary Exhibit in Tokyo. Stallion wrote: "Y'all I went to a jojos exhibit in Japan yesterday 😭😭😭 living my bestttt lifeeee😂😂😂😂." Y'all I went to a jojos exhibit in Japan yest...
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Sacrificial Princess & the King of Beasts Anime Reveals Main Cast, Staff

Kana Hanazawa, Satoshi Hino, Yuka Nukui, Natsumi Fujiwara star ― This year's 18th issue of Hakusensha's Hana to Yume magazine revealed on Saturday the main cast and staff for the television anime of Yu Tomofuji's Sacrificial Princess & the King of Beasts (Niehime to Kemono no Ō) manga. The cast includes: Kana Hanazawa as Sariphi Satoshi Hino as Leonhart Yuka Nukui as Kuku (Cy) Natsumi Fujiwara as Lop...
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The Devil Is a Part-Timer!! Season 2 ‒ Episode 6

This episode just basically opens up a whole can of worms with question after question while simultaneously dumping a load of information on us that you could argue we should've known a lot sooner.
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MAPPA CEO is Interested In Adapting Every Tatsuki Fujimoto Manga Someday

Currently, there are no concrete plans except to focus on Chainsaw Man ― MAPPA CEO Manabu Ohtsuka told IGN France in an interview at Crunchyroll Expo that he has read all of manga artist Tatsuki Fujimoto's works and is interested in making movies out of them someday. For now, however, the studio is putting its focus into Chainsaw Man. The interview clarified that there are currently no concrete plans...
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Remake Our Life Light Novel Starts 'Last Arc' With 11th Volume

11th volume ships on September 22 ― Kadokawa is listing the 11th novel volume of author Nachi Kio and illustrator Eretto's Boku-tachi no Remake (Remake Our Life!) light novel series is starting its "final arc" with the volume. The 11th volume will ship on September 22. The story centers on the unsuccessful game director Kyōya Hashiba. His company goes bankrupt, and he ends up returning to his parents...
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Shikizakura Manga Ends with 4th Volume in January 2023

Manga adaptation of original anime launched in December 2020 ― The third compiled book volume of Hayato Aoki's manga adaptation of Chukyo TV and Sublimation's original "near-future science-fiction battle action" anime Shikizakura revealed on July 12 that the manga will end with its fourth volume on January 12, 2023. Aoki launched the manga in Futabasha's Monthly Action magazine in December 2020. The ...
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Ryōsuke Asakura's Val x Love Manga Ends With 16th Volume in Spring

Yen Press releases manga that inspired TV anime in October 2019 ― The 15th compiled book volume of Ryōsuke Asakura's Val x Love (Ikusa x Koi) manga revealed on August 10 that the manga will end with its 16th volume, which will ship next spring. The manga entered its "final battle" in November 2021. en Press is publishing the manga in English, and it describes the story: Gotta flirt to save the world!...
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This Week in Games - The Duality of Games

Goku is dancing to Gangnam Style in Fortnite. Everyone go home. ― Welcome back, everyone! It's been a long week, and we've had a lot of fun stuff come up. My review for RPG Time: The Adventure of Wright came out earlier this week; it was a very fun game to cover and I hope everyone gives the game a look. It's not often a game that charming comes along. We've got plenty of fun stuff coming down the pi...
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Comic Heaven Magazine Switches to Monthly Schedule in March 2023

Seinen magazine celebrates 10th anniversary ― The official Twitter account for Nihonbungeisha's Comic Heaven magazine revealed on August 9 that the magazine will switch to a monthly schedule beginning in March 2023, in celebration of its 10th anniversary. Nihonbungeisha launched the manga in August 2012 as a bimonthly (new issue every two months) magazine. The seinen magazine is a supplement of Nihon...
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Bottom-Tier Character Tomozaki's Aoi Hinami Gets Character Song

The Bottom-Tier Character Tomozaki series launched a character song for lead heroine Aoi Hinami on Tuesday, performed by voice actress Hisako Kanemoto. The song is available via music streaming and download services. Happinet Pictures is streaming a promotional video for the song featuring clips from the television anime. Hinami's is the first in a series of upcoming character songs. The anime pre...
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'Goodbye, Don Glees!' Anime Film Reveals U.S. Screening Dates, English Trailer, Dub Cast

Film screens subbed on September 14, 20; dubbed on September 18 ― GKIDS announced on Thursday that it will screen Atsuko Ishizuka and Madhouse's Goodbye, Don Glees original anime film in theaters across the United States on September 14, September 18th, and September 20. The film will screen in Japanese with English subtitles on September 14 and 20, and screen with an English dub on September 18. The...
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Ragna Crimson TV Anime Reveals Visual, Silver Link Studio

Series premieres in 2023 ― The official website for the television anime adaptation of Daiki Kobayashi's Ragna Crimson manga revealed on Friday that Silver Link is animating the series. The site also revealed a teaser visual. The anime will premiere in 2023. Sentai Filmworks has licensed the series. Square Enix Manga & Books is publishing the manga in English, and it describes the story: Dragon hunte...
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Tomokazu Seki Joins Cast of Golden Kamuy Anime's 4th Season

Seki plays convicted murderer Fusatarō Ōsawa ― The official website for the Golden Kamuy anime announced on Friday that the fourth season has cast Tomokazu Seki as Fusatarō Ōsawa, a convicted murderer who often drowns his victims. The fourth season will premiere in October. The show has also cast Masaaki Mizunaka as Private First Class Ariko. Brains Base will animate the new season instead of Geno St...
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Legend of Mana: The Teardrop Crystal Anime Reveals More Cast, October 7 Premiere

New commercial also streamed ― The official website for Legend of Mana: The Teardrop Crystal (Seiken Densetsu Legend of Mana: The Teardrop Crystal in Japanese), the television anime of Square Enix's Legend of Mana game, revealed on Friday that the anime will premiere on the Super Animeism programming block on MBS, TBS, and their affiliates on October 7 at 25:25 (effectively October 8 at 1:25 a.m.). W...

I Got a Cheat Skill in Another World Light Novels Get TV Anime

Fantasy anime centers on bullied boy who goes to other world with cheat skills ― Kadokawa announced on Friday that writer Miku and illustrator Rein Kuwashima's I Got a Cheat Skill in Another World (Isekai de Cheat Skill o Te ni Shita Ore wa, Genjitsu Sekai o mo Musōsuru) light novel series is getting a television anime adaptation. Kadokawa also revealed a teaser visual for the anime and is streaming ...
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Tsurune TV Anime Gets 2nd Season in January 2023

Jun Fukuyama joins cast, Takuya Yamamura returns to direct ― Kyoto Animation announced on Friday that its Tsurune television anime is getting a second season titled Tsurune: Tsunagari no Issha (Tsurune: The Connecting Arrow) that will premiere in January 2023. Jun Fukuyama is joining the anime's cast as Eisuke Nikaidō (name romanization not confirmed). Returning cast members include Yūto Uemura as Mi...

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Legendary's Monsterverse Show Casts Mari Yamamoto With WandaVision's Matthew Shakman as Executive Producer

Apply TV+ series to feature Godzilla & the Titans ― Entertainment news website Deadline reported on Thursday that Mari Yamamoto (Pachinko, Kate) has joined the cast of the new series featuring Godzilla and the Titans from Legendary Entertainment's Monsterverse for the Apple TV+ streaming service. In addition, the site revealed that Matthew Shakman (WandaVision, next planned Star Trek film) will be th...
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Kurosagi - The Black Swindler Manga Gets New Live-Action Show Starring King & Prince Idol Shō Hirano

Series premieres on TBS in October ― TBS revealed on Friday that it is working on a new live-action series adaptation of Takeshi Natsuhara and Kuromaru's Kurosagi - The Black Swindler manga that will premiere on TBS in October. Male idol group King & Prince member Shō Hirano will play protagonist Kōshirō Kurosaki. Kenta Tanaka, Yasuharu Ishii, and Shunichi Hirano are directing the series, with script...
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Voice Actress Mikako Komatsu Announces Her Pregnancy

Komatsu married fellow voice actor Tomoaki Maeno in 2020 ― Voice actress Mikako Komatsu announced on her Instagram account on Wednesday that she is pregnant. She stated that she has entered the stable period of her pregnancy, and that her condition may affect her schedule going forward. She said that she will try to keep working as much as her health allows. Komatsu announced her marriage to fellow v...
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RIM, SpendyMily Perform Theme Songs for Live-Action Boy's Abyss Series

Visual unveiled for series premiering on September 1 ― The official website for the live-action series of Ryo Minenami's Boy's Abyss (Shōnen no Abyss) "suicide love story" manga announced on Thursday that virtual YouTuber RIM will perform the opening theme song "Inner Child," and SpendyMily will perform the ending theme song "Iris." The website also unveiled a new poster visual: The series will premi...
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Akari Akase's Ending Theme Song for My Dress-Up Darling Anime Streamed 10 Million Times

Music video debuted on January 9 ― The music video for Akari Akase's "Koi no Yukue" (Where Love Is), the ending theme song for the television anime of Shinichi Fukuda's My Dress-Up Darling (Sono Bisque Doll wa Koi wo Suru), has been streamed over 10 million times since its release about eight months ago. The song's music video debuted on January 9: TikTok personality Akase debuted her singing career ...
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Pokémon Go 3D Billboard Ad Shows Off the Felines

Watch Meowth, Skitty, Espurr, Purrloin, Glameow & Litten come alive on screen Pokémon Go celebrated International Cat Day (August 8) last week by debuting the purrfect 3D billboard ad at the Cross Shinjuku Vision. The ad, which features feline Pokémon such as Meowth, Skitty, Espurr, Purrloin, Glameow, and Litten, will be on display until September 5. In addition, these Pokémon will be easier to enc...
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CloverWorks Produces Short Anime for Color Test Company

1st episode streams with character designs by Blue Period creator ― CloverWorks (Wonder Egg Priority, The Promised Neverland) produced a short anime for color test company Shikisai Kentei Kyо̄kai titled "Iro wo Shiru Tabi, Sekai ga Hiroku Naru." ("Advance forward, and you will find your true colors."). The short, with episode title "Shūkatsu" (Job Hunting), began streaming on Thursday: The next episo...
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Harem in the Labyrinth of Another World ‒ Episode 7

If it was even possible to ignore censorship at this level, Harem in the Labyrinth of Another World's sex scenes have all the chemistry of a couple three weeks from divorce.
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Who Would Win in a Box Office Fight: Goku or Idris Elba?

Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero, Beast debut in North American theaters on Friday ― This weekend is teeing up a showdown between two of the greatest fighters of our time: the Saiyan warrior Goku and actor Idris Elba. Deadline reported that the Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero film is predicted to outperform Beast in their opening weekend at the U.S. box office. Both films will debut in North American thea...
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Chimimo #7 [rate]
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One Piece Film Red Tops 8 Billion Yen

Movie has sold over 5.7 million tickets since August 6 ― A stage greeting event at Marunouchi TOEI for the One Piece Film Red anime film revealed on Thursday that the movie has earned over 8 billion yen (about US$58.90 million) at the Japanese box office and has sold over 5.7 million tickets. The film earned 1,497,100,970 yen (about US$11.15 million) from Friday to Sunday, and sold 1.03 million ticke...
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Do It Yourself!! Anime's Promo Video Reveals Opening Theme Song, October 5 Premiere

Yumi Kakazu joins cast, DIY TouTuber Swaro joins staff ― The official website for PINE JAM's original television anime titled Do It Yourself!! began streaming a new promotional video, and it reveals that the anime will premiere on October 5. The video also reveals and previews the opening theme song "Dokidoki Idea wo Yoroshiku!" by the six main characters of the DIY club. The website also unveiled a ...
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'I'm the Villainess, So I'm Taming the Final Boss' TV Anime Reveals Additional Cast, Opening Theme Song Artist

Series casts Yūma Uchida, Hiroki Yasumoto, Takuto Yoshinaga, Shin'ichirō Kamio, Yū Miyazaki ― The official website for the television anime adaptation of Sarasa Nagase's I'm the Villainess, So I'm Taming the Final Boss (Akuyaku Reijō Nanode Last Boss o Katte Mimashita) light novels revealed on Thursday additional cast and the opening theme song artist. Rie Takahashi, who plays the main character Aile...
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The Devil Is a Part-Timer!! #6 [rate]
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Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? IV #5 [rate]
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Kubo Won't Let Me Be Invisible Anime's 1st Promo Video Reveals 2023 Premiere

Anime stars Kana Hanazawa as Nagisa Kubo, Kengo Kawanishi as Junta Shiraishi ― Kadokawa began streaming the first promotional video for the television anime of Nene Yukimori's Kubo Won't Let Me Be Invisible (Kubo-san wa Mob o Yurusanai) manga, and it reveals that the series will premiere in 2023. The anime will star Kana Hanazawa as Nagisa Kubo and Kengo Kawanishi as Junta Shiraishi. Kazuomi Koga (Re...
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The Witch and the Beast Manga Gets Anime (Updated)

Kōsuke Satake's fantasy manga about sorcerer, beastly woman traveling together ― The September issue of Kodansha's Monthly Young Magazine revealed on Friday that Kōsuke Satake's The Witch and the Beast (Majo to Yajū) manga is inspiring an anime adaptation. The announcement did not specify a format or debut date for the anime. Kodansha Comics is releasing the manga in English, and it describes the sto...
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One-Punch Man Manga Goes on 1-Month Hiatus Before Returning With New Arc

Manga recently announced 3rd anime season ― Manga creator Yūsuke Murata announced on his Twitter account on Thursday that his and ONE's One-Punch Man manga will go on hiatus for a month, before returning with a new arc. The staff will announce the return date as soon as it is decided. Viz Media is releasing the series digitally in its Weekly Shonen Jump manga anthology, and is also releasing the seri...
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3x3 Eyes: Kiseki no Yami no Keiyakusha Sequel Manga Approaches Climax

Manga launched online in 2016 ― Kodansha announced on Thursday that Yuzo Takada's 3x3 Eyes: Kiseki no Yami no Keiyakusha manga is approaching its climax. The manga's next chapter will appear in the September issue of Kodansha's Monthly Young Magazine on Friday, and the manga's seventh compiled book volume will also ship on Friday. The manga entered its "last stage" in September 2021. Takada launched ...
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Gundam: The Witch From Mercury Prologue Anime Streams Outside Japan on September 1

Prequel streams on Gundam.info YouTube channel ― Bandai Namco Filmworks announced on its Gundam.info website on Thursday that Mobile Suit Gundam: The Witch From Mercury Prologue, the prequel anime for the upcoming Mobile Suit Gundam: The Witch From Mercury anime, will debut on the Gundam.info YouTube channel outside of Japan on September 1. The prequel anime will also debut on streaming services in J...

One-Punch Man Anime Gets 3rd Season

Anime's character designer Chikashi Kubota unveils teaser visual ― The 215th chapter of ONE and Yūsuke Murata's One-Punch Man manga revealed on Thursday that the manga's anime adaptation will have a third season. Chikashi Kubota, the character designer for the anime's first and second seasons, drew the below teaser visual for the third season. Yuusuke Murata and ONE launched the One-Punch Man manga o...
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Live-Action Karada Sagashi Horror Film's Trailer Reveals Theme Song

Ado performs song "Yukue Shirezu," with Ringo Sheena writing song ― The official website for the live-action film of Katsutoshi Murase and Welzard's Karada Sagashi (Body Search) horror manga began streaming a trailer for the film on Thursday. The trailer reveals and previews the film's theme song "Yukue Shirezu" (Whereabouts Unknown) by Ado. Songwriter and Tokyo Jihen member Ringo Sheena wrote the so...
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Live-Action My Dearest Self with Malice Aforethought Show Announces More Cast, Hey! Say! Jump Theme Song

Mugi Kadowaki, Onoe Matsuya II, Yuki Sakurai, Kenichi Endō, more join cast ― The official website for the live-action series of Hajime Inoryū and Shōta Itō's My Dearest Self with Malice Aforethought (Shinainaru Boku e Satsui o Komete) manga announced more cast members and the theme song artist for the show on Thursday. The new cast members include (clockwise from left in image above): Mugi Kadowaki a...
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HIDIVE Streams Revue Starlight Anime Film on August 24

Film screened in N. America in June ― HIDIVE announced on Wednesday that it will begin streaming Revue Starlight The Movie, the new anime film for the Shōjo Kageki Revue Starlight franchise, on August 24 at 1:00 p.m. EDT. Sentai Filmworks screened the film in select North American theaters on June 5-6 following an early premiere at the Anime Central convention in Rosemont, Illinois on May 20. Sentai ...
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Henkei Shoujo Gag Comedy Anime Shorts Reveal English Dub Cast

Hayden Daviau, Amanda Parker, Melissa John, Michaela Laws, more star ― Ascendent Animation revealed on Wednesday the cast for its English dub of DLE's Henkei Shoujo series of anime shorts. The cast includes: Hayden Daviau as Tomoyo Amanda Parker as Haru Melissa John as Rin Michaela Laws as Itsuki Danielle McRae as Nana Christina Costello as Arisa Terrance Drye as Car Washer T. T. Reben as Student A S...
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The ANN Aftershow - Is Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero Worth Watching?

Jacki and James discuss the newest Dragon Ball film, Piccolo's turn as the star, and how the 3DCG panned out! Is Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero Worth Watching? Jacki and James discuss the newest Dragon Ball film, Piccolo's turn as the star, and how the 3DCG panned out! The ANN After Show airs live on Mondays at 6pm PT/9pm ET and is also available on your favorite podcast streaming platform. Meet th...
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Sanzigen Animates Music Video for Virtual YouTuber Agency hololive's Omaru Polka

"SAIKYOUTICPOLKA" music video began streaming on Wednesday ― Sanzigen Animation Studio animated a music video for hololive's virtual YouTuber Omaru Polka, and the video for her song "SAIKYOUTICPOLKA" began streaming on YouTube on Wednesday: Tomomi Umetsu (BanG Dream! FILM LIVE 2nd Stage) directed the video. Hiroaki Matsuura (Black Rock Shooter) was the animation producer. Omaru Polka debuted as part ...
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Section 23 Films to Release Gainax's Wings of Honneamise Film's 4K Remaster

BD box launches on November 4 ― Sentai Filmworks announced on Tuesday that Section 23 Films will release the 4K remaster of Gainax's Royal Space Force - The Wings of Honnêamise film in a box that includes a 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc, Blu-ray Disc, and bonus disc. The home video distributor is collaborating with Bandai Namco Filmworks to release the film's Japanese special edition box concurrently in N...
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Mamoru Hosoda's Illustration Book Giveaway

Win a copy of this beautiful Mamoru Hosoda artbook! (Extra chance to win available to ANN Subscribers) ― Mamoru Hosoda, animator, director, and writer, is known for his works such as Belle (2021), Mirai (2018), Wolf Children 2012), and The Girl Who Leapt Through Time (2006). The Man Who Leapt Through Film: The Art of Mamoru Hosoda contains 350 full-color illustrations. Written by renowned animation c...
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Doraemon Story of Seasons: Friends of the Great Kingdom Game's Trailer Reveals November 2 Release Date

Game launches for Switch, PS5, PC ― Bandai Namco Entertainment Southeast Asia began streaming a new trailer on Monday for its upcoming Doraemon Story of Seasons: Friends of the Great Kingdom game, a sequel to its Doraemon: Story of Seasons (Doraemon: Nobita no Bokujō Monogatari) game. The trailer reveals the game's November 2 release date. The game will launch for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5, and ...
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Malevolent Spirits: Mononogatari Anime Casts Aimi Tanaka

Aimi Tanaka plays Kagami in 3rd weekly cast member reveal ― The official Twitter account for the television anime adaptation of Onigunsō's Malevolent Spirits: Mononogatari manga revealed on Wednesday that Aimi Tanaka will play Kagami. The anime's staff will reveal more cast members weekly. The cast includes: Takeo Ōtsuka as Hyōma Kunato Yūki Takada as Botan Nagatsuki Chikahiro Kobayashi as Nagi Reina...
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Box of Light GN 1

Box of Light's first volume isn't perfect, but it's also one of those series that looks like it will get better as it goes on, and it has a very interesting take on the liminal world between life and death. ― Although it's not an entirely fair statement to make, Seiko Erisawa's English-language debut, Box of Light, is better in concept than execution. Similar to titles like Phantom Tales of the Night...
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Time Is Ticking On Limited-Edition One Piece Watches

Swiss watch brand Tendence returns for its 3rd merch collab ― The Swiss watch brand Tendence has returned for its third collaboration with the One Piece franchise, this time in commemoration of One Piece Film Red. Each watch costs 49,500 yen (US$369) will also come with an original notebook as a purchase bonus. The wristwatches come in two types: Luffy and Shanks. The Luffy model features an original...
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The Ice Guy and His Cool Female Colleague TV Anime Casts Ayane Sakura, Shugo Nakamura

Ayane Sakura plays Otonashi, Shugo Nakamura plays Katori ― The official website for the television anime of Miyuki Tonogaya's The Ice Guy and His Cool Female Colleague (Kōri Zokusei Danshi to Cool na Dōryō Joshi) manga revealed two additional cast members on Wednesday. The newly announced cast includes: Ayane Sakura as Otonashi Shugo Nakamura as Katori The cast includes: Yui Ishikawa as Fuyutsuki Chi...
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The Maid I Hired Recently Is Mysterious ‒ Episode 3

This is hands down the best episode of the show thus far and wouldn't you know it, it's also the same episode that barely leaned on the series' central gimmick.
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RWBY: Ice Queendom ‒ Episode 7

Just like Weiss, I was completely caught off guard by team RWBY's actions in this episode.
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Harem in the Labyrinth of Another World #7 [rate]
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My Stepmom's Daughter Is My Ex #7 [rate]
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Original Middle-Aged Idol Anime Eternal Boys Reveals 1st Promo Video, More Cast, October 10 Premiere

Anime gets advanced screening in Tokyo on September 17 ― The official website for the original anime Eikyū Shōnen Eternal Boys revealed on Wednesday the first promotional video, additional cast, visual, and October 10 premiere. The anime will premiere on Fuji TV on October 10 at 2:20 a.m. (effectively, October 11). The series will then air on Animax and BS Fuji. The anime will stream early on FOD on ...
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Overlord IV ‒ Episode 7

A rushed adaptation of an inconsequential arc makes this episode the weakest of the season so far.
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Anti-War Novelist, Tokyo University Professor Discuss Conflicting Morals In Gundam

Does Mobile Suit Gundam inadvertently portray war as "cool" despite its overt anti-war message? ― Japan has a rich history of anti-war film and literature. In light of Russia's invasion of Ukraine, novelist Tо̄ma Aisaka and Tokyo University professor Shigeki Uno discussed what it means to be anti-war in Japan today. Part of this discussion involved the role of entertainment media such as Mobile Suit ...
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Yurei Deco ‒ Episode 7

”The Inhuman Cart" dares to broach the most burning mystery at the heart of Yurei Deco, a question that has haunted the show even more the Phantom Zero conundrum.
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Smile of the Arsnotoria #7 [rate]
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Love Live! Superstar!! Season 2 ‒ Episode 5

With Natsumi's introduction, Superstar!! sees the return of the kind of duplicitous, cloyingly sweet power that made the world bend the nico-nico-knee a decade ago.
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Tokyo Mew Mew New ‒ Episode 7

It doesn't look like Aoyama will be shunning Ichigo any time soon, which is a nice boost of self-confidence for her and some reassurance for us that Kish won't turn into her primary love interest.
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Netflix Schedules Cyberpunk: Edgerunners Anime for September 13

― Netflix is listing Cyberpunk: Edgerunners, the upcoming anime series by Studio Trigger based on CD Projekt Red's Cyberpunk 2077 game, with a September 13 debut date for its subscribers in the United States. Netflix describes the anime: The series tells a standalone, 10-episode story about a street kid trying to survive in Night City — a technology and body modification-obsessed city of the future....

Edens Zero Anime Season 2 Premieres in 2023

Teaser visual also unveiled ― The official Twitter account for the Edens Zero franchise revealed on Wednesday that the anime's second season will premiere in 2023. The announcement also unveiled a teaser visual for the second season. The first season premiered in Japan in April 2021, and aired for 25 episodes. The show began streaming on Netflix outside of Japan in August 2021. Shinji Ishihara (Fairy...
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One Piece Film Red Stays at #1 in 2nd Weekend

Kingdom II live-action film stays at #4 ― The One Piece Film Red anime film earned 1,497,100,970 yen (about US$11.15 million) from Friday to Sunday, and sold 1.03 million tickets over the weekend. The film had sold a total of 4.62 million tickets for a total of 6,474,302,810 yen (about US$48.24 million) by the end of Sunday, and had surpassed 5 million tickets for 7 billion yen (about US$52 million) ...
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Shine Post Anime Delays Episodes 7 & Beyond Due to COVID-19

Episode #7 to air on August 30, #8-#9 on September 6, 13; #10-#12 on October 4, 11, 18 ― The official website for the anime of writer Rakuda and illustrator Buriki's Shine Post light novel series announced on Tuesday that the anime's seventh episode and beyond have been delayed due to rapid increases in COVID-19 infections within Studio KAI. NTV will instead air a recap special episode for the anime ...
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That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime Film Reveals 3 New Cast Members

Yūma Uchida, Riko Fukumoto, Subaru Kimura play original characters ― The staff for the Tensei Shitara Slime Datta Ken: Guren no Kizuna-hen (That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime: Scarlet Bonds) anime film debuted the second trailer for the film on Wednesday. The trailer reveals three new cast members for the film. The trailer is only viewable within Japan. All three of the below characters are movi...
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Manga Duo Naked Ape's New Project Gets Film, Stage Play in 2023

Duo launched Bokura no Sennen to Kimi ga Shinu Made no 30-ka Kan manga in June 2021 ― The official Twitter account for Akita Shoten's Monthly Princess magazine revealed on Tuesday that manga creator duo naked ape's Bokura no Sennen to Kimi ga Shinu Made no 30-ka Kan (Our Millennium and the 30 Days Until You Die) project has film and stage play adaptations in the works for 2023. naked ape launched the...
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RPG TIME: The Legend of Wright

Every page is a new adventure, dripping with love and care from a child who is just bursting at the seams with how much he wants to share with his friends. ― I realize I might be a bit too biased to properly review RPG Time, the new RPG from studio DeskWorks and Aniplex. It's not because it's steeped in JRPG lore or because so much of its iconography brings Dragon Quest to mind—rather, I see way too ...
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North American Anime, Manga Releases, August 14-20

Welcome to Demon School Iruma-kun anime, Chained Soldier manga ship ― Anime Releases Title Publisher Suggested Retail Price Date Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Collection 2 BDCite Sunrise US$74.99 August 16 Welcome to Demon School Iruma-kun BDAnimeNewsNetwork Sentai Flimworks US$89.98 August 16 Print Manga Releases Title Publisher Suggested Retail Price Date Bakemonogatari Graphic Novel (GN) 15Please Vertic...
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Japanese Animation TV Ranking, August 1-7

One Piece Stampede earned 6.7% rating ― The One Piece Stampede anime film aired on Fuji TV on Saturday, August 6 at 9:00 p.m. and earned an 6.7% rating. The Survive! Inside the Human Body (Jintai no Survival!) anime film aired on TV Tokyo on Friday, August 2 at 9:00 a.m. and earned a 1.0% rating. The Eiga Oshiri Tantei: Sufūre-to no Himitsu film aired on NHK Educational on Wednesday, August 3 at 9:...

Housing Complex C Anime Premieres on Toonami on October 1

Yuji Nara directs series at Akatsuki ― Adult Swim announced on Tuesday that the Housing Complex C horror anime will premiere on its Toonami programming block on October 1 at 12:00 a.m. EDT (effectively, October 2). Housing Complex C will have half-hour episodes. Adult Swim describes the story: Housing Complex C centers on Kimi, who lives in a small, low-cost housing complex located in the seaside tow...
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Disney Twisted-Wonderland The Comic: Episode of Heartslabyul Manga Ends With 4th Volume This Winter

Manga adapting smartphone game's main story launched in March 2021 ― The third compiled book volume of Wakana Hazuki and Sumire Kowono's Disney Twisted-Wonderland The Comic: Episode of Heartslabyul manga revealed on July 27 that the manga will end with its fourth volume this winter. The manga launched in Square Enix's Monthly G Fantasy magazine in March 2021, and adapts the main story of the Disney T...
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Cherry Arai Ends 'Musunde, Tsunaide' Manga in Next Chapter

Engaged to the Unidentified author launched manga in June 2019 ― The September issue of Hobunsha's Manga Time Kirara magazine revealed on August 9 that Cherry Arai's Musunde, Tsunaide. (Bind, Connect) manga will end in the manga's next chapter. The manga centers on Kanoko and her friend Tsunagu. Their personalities are completely opposite of each other, but they are still very close. But something ha...
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The Country Without Humans Manga Ends With 5th Volume

5th volume slated for next year ― The fourth compiled book volume of Iwatobineko's The Country Without Humans (Ningen no inai Kuni) manga revealed on August 10 that the manga will end with the manga's fifth compiled book volume next year. Seven Seas Entertainment is releasing the manga in English, and it describes the story: Shii is the only human left in a city inhabited by nothing but machines. As ...
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Kazumi Kazui Launches New Manga in September

New manga is titled Zesshoku Kareshi Kōryaku Seyo! ― The September issue of Shogakukan's Petit Comic magazine revealed on August 8 that Kazumi Kazui will launch a new manga titled Zesshoku Kareshi Kōryaku Seyo! (Get Yourself an Aromantic Guy) in the magazine's next issue in September. The manga will center on the relationship of relationship-hunting girl Kokona and aromantic guy Chihaya. Kazui recent...
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The Best and Worst of Summer 2022, Jul 1-Aug 11

The user rankings of the Summer 2022 season are finally starting up. Amid the expected heavy hitters, Call of the Night and Lycoris Recoil carve out a place. ― 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 base...
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Mega Drive Mini 2 Console Reveals Next Slate of 11 Games (Updated)

Phantasy Star II, Populous, Ecco the Dolphin CD, Shin Megami Tensei, more included ― Sega revealed on Thursday 11 more games that will be included in its new Mega Drive Mini 2 console that will ship in Japan on October 27. The new games include: Gain Ground Phantasy Star II Populous Sorcerian Tōgi Ō: King Colossus Viewpoint Ecco the Dolphin CD Robo Aleste Romance of the Three Kingdoms III Shin Megami...
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Digimon Survive

I honestly feel a bit conflicted after playing Digimon Survive, because I truly admire the amount of passion and thought put into it. If you are a long-time Digimon fan, then this this is worth at least one playthrough. ― Last month, I had the honor of interviewing the producer of Digimon Survive, Habu Kazumasa, who expressed his desire to take Digimon in a darker direction and demonstrate his person...
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Soul Hackers 2 Game Unveils Bonus DLC Story, Combat Trailer

"The Lost Numbers" story arc features additional dungeon, boss battle ― Atlus announced on Thursday that its upcoming Soul Hackers 2 game for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Windows, and Steam bonus story arc titled "The Lost Numbers" in its DLC. The story arc will include an additional dungeon and boss battle. The company also streamed on Tuesday a new trailer that previews ...
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Zion Williamson: Around 80% of NBA Players Are Into Anime

Williamson himself is a zealous anime fan—particularly of Naruto ― NBA player Zion Williamson told GQ that he estimates "around 80% of players in the league are into anime; they just won't admit it." Williamson himself is a zealous anime fan—particularly of Masashi Kishimoto's Naruto series. He is part of a collaboration with Viz Media and the Jordan Brand to promote Naruto-themed sneakers and appare...
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Ascendent Animation Licenses, Produces English Dub for Show Time! Anime

Company announces staff for English dub ― Ascendent Animation announced on Monday that it has licensed Showtime! ~Uta no O-nee-san Datte Shitai~ (Even the Songstress Wants to Do It), the adaptation of Mai Girigiri's Showtime! ~Minami O-nee-san Datte H Shitai~ (Even Miss Minami Wants to Have Sex) manga. The company is producing an English dub for the Show Time! series of "AnimeFesta" shorts. P.M. Seym...
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2022 Saturn Awards Nominate Godzilla vs. Kong Film, Blade Runner: Black Lotus Anime

Godzilla vs. Kong nominated for Science Fiction Film award, Blade Runner: Black Lotus for Animated Series award ― The Saturn Awards, the awards that honor the best science fiction, horror, and fantasy movies and television programs of the year, announced the nominations for the 47th awards, its 50th anniversary edition, on Friday. It nominated Warner Bros. and Legendary Entertainment's Godzilla vs. K...
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JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle R Game's Overview Trailer Previews Battles, Abilities, Modes

Game launches for PC on September 1, consoles on September 2 ― Bandai Namco Entertainment began streaming a new overview trailer on Tuesday for JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle R, a new version of the JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle fighting game. The video previews battles, abilities, and modes. The game will launch for PC via Steam on September 1 and for PlayStation 4, PlayStatio...
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Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation 2nd Part ‒ Episode 24

This might be an unaired TV episode, but the plot is actually important to the overall narrative.
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Artist Sho Murase Passes Away

Murase passed away on August 12 due to long illness, kidney failure ― Artist Sho Murase passed away on August 12. She had been fighting a long illness and health complications, which included kidney failure. Murase was born in Japan, then moved to Spain at the age of one. She studied fine art and graphic design there, before moving again to San Francisco. She has worked on numerous art pieces, includ...
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Yoshiyuki Tomino Wants To Go Traveling the World After G-Reco Films

Unfortunately, the 80-year-old director said that his current health is not up to the task ― The fifth and final film in the five planned compilation films for the Gundam Reconguista in G anime opened in Japan on August 5. Director Yoshiyuki Tomino attended a stage greeting event for the film on Saturday, where he spoke of his personal desires after wrapping up work on the film. The 80-year-old veter...
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Dragon Ball Joins Fortnite With New Characters, Items, Features

Goku, Vegeta, Bulma, and Beerus join the fight Fortnite's highly anticipated crossover event with the Dragon Ball franchise launched globally on Tuesday, featuring themed character costumes, items, quests, and other gameplay features. The list of features is as follows: Dragon Ball Item Shop: Goku, Vegeta, Bulma, and Beerus are available as paid costumes. A Dragon Ball item collection includes Back...
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My Isekai Life ‒ Episode 8

Seeing a tiny slime friend in a tiny cap is enough to keep me going in this dark, cruel world.
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This Week in Anime - The Adorable, Affirming Romance in Josee, The Tiger and the Fish

In the mood for a sweet anime romance film that's firmly grounded in the real world? Nick and Nicky recommend Josee, The Tiger and the Fish for everyone who missed the film's original theatrical run. ― In the mood for a sweet anime romance film that's firmly grounded in the real world? Nick and Nicky recommend Josee, The Tiger and the Fish for everyone who missed the film's original theatrical run. ...
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Classroom of the Elite II ‒ Episode 7

While it might initially seem like Karuizawa is jealous in a romantic sense, that's only the surface level of what is going on here.
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One Piece ‒ Episode 1029

1029 is a straight-up half-hour commercial for One Piece: Film Red, and it's impossible to shake the sense of disruption the entire episode brings.
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'The Tunnel to Summer, the Exit of Goodbye' Anime Film's Trailer Previews Theme Song

eill performs theme song "Finale." for September 9 film ― The staff of the anime film of Mei Hachimoku and Kukka's The Tunnel to Summer, the Exit of Goodbye (Natsu e no Tunnel, Sayonara no Deguchi) young adult novel unveiled a new trailer for the film on Tuesday. The video previews the film's theme song "Finale." by singer-songwriter eill. The film will open in Japan on September 9. Oji Suzuka stars ...
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Live-Action 'Violence Action' Film's Collaboration Video Features Theme Song by Alexandros

Alexandros performs "Crush" song for film opening on Friday ― The official website for the live-action film adaptation of author Shin Sawada and artist Renji Asai's The Violence Action manga began streaming a "collaboration" promotional video featuring footage of the film set to the film's theme song "Crush" by Alexandros. Kanna Hashimoto (left in image below) plays protagonist Kei Kikuno. The main c...
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One Piece Film Red Becomes Franchise's #1 Film in 10 Days

Film sells 5 million tickets for 7 billion yen, surpassing One Piece Film Z ― The staff and cast of the One Piece Film Red anime announced on Tuesday that the film has sold 5 million tickets for over 7 billion yen (about US$52 million) and after 10 days in Japanese theaters. It has now surpassed One Piece Film Z to become the franchise's highest-selling and highest-earning film installment, in terms ...
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