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Arifureta - From Commonplace to World's Strongest LE

Despite being adapted from a relatively strong series of isekai power fantasy novels, where the protagonist has to actually work to get his powers rather than just lucking into them from the start, Arifureta - From Commonplace to World's Strongest's anime is not particularly well-written or well-animated. ― Despite being adapted from a relatively strong series of isekai power fantasy novels, where th...
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Kageki Shoujo!! The Curtain Rises

Kageki Shoujo!! The Curtain Rises is a real treat: a drama that consistently resists the urge to indulge in histrionics, a shoujo-style manga that draws from tradition while remaining fresh and modern. ― Kageki Shoujo!! The Curtain Rises is something of an odd beast. It originally ran in a Jump magazine, Jump X, that was ostensibly seinen but published a number of manga authors whose previous works w...
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If Witch, Then Which? GN 1

Ato Sakurai's art is an appealing combination of cute and pretty, detailed but lacking the fussiness that sometimes comes with that. ― If Witch, Then Which comes from the same creator as Today's Cerberus, and both series share one same strength: the artwork. Ato Sakurai's art is an appealing combination of cute and pretty, detailed but lacking the fussiness that sometimes comes with that. All of the ...
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Digimon Adventure: ‒ Episode 25

Out of basically nowhere, this week's entry sends Taichi, Yamato, Takeru, and their adjacent monster friends plummeting through the sky atop the hapless Eldoradimon for virtually the full length of the episode.
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A Place Further Than the Universe Anime Collaborates with Real Naval Ship

The 'Shirase' set sale for Antarctica last Friday ― A real-life naval ship named "Shirase," like the character from the A Place Further Than the Universe anime, set off for Antarctica last Friday. The Ministry of Defense's Joint Staff Office released a video showing off its collaboration with the anime: 第62次南極地域観測協力のため、11月6日に出港した砕氷艦「しらせ」が2週間の停留を経て、本日横須賀沖から南極に向けて出発しました。今次活動は無寄港、無補給と例年にも増して厳しい任務となりますが、...
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Fate/Grand Order Releases English-Subtitled Trailer For Lostbelt No. 3

Event written by Gen Urobuchi will launch on game's North America server on Thursday ― Aniplex US released an English-subtitled trailer for the "Lostbelt No.3: The Synchronized Intellect Nation, SIN - The Crimson Beauty under the Moon" story event of the Fate/Grand Order smartphone game on its website on Tuesday. The event will launch on the game's North America server on Thursday. The story was writ...
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The Day I Became a God ‒ Episode 7

In general this just isn't an episode with much to talk about – it's The Day I Became a God in a holding pattern, ticking a few more days off that doomsday counter and inching the plot with actual progression forward the teensiest bit.
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Arifureta - From Commonplace to World's Strongest LE

Despite being adapted from a relatively strong series of isekai power fantasy novels, where the protagonist has to actually work to get his powers rather than just lucking into them from the start, Arifureta - From Commonplace to World's Strongest's anime is not particularly well-written or well-animated. ― Despite being adapted from a relatively strong series of isekai power fantasy novels, where th...
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Black Clover ‒ Episode 153

While I would not go as far as calling this a throwaway episode, episode 153 is nonetheless firmly part of a stall between major arcs.
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Akudama Drive Releases Collaboration Image with Danganronpa

Image will be used for upcoming Animedia issue, Animate store bonus ― The Akudama Drive anime announced on its website on Wednesday that it is collaborating with the Danganronpa video games. Rui Komatsuzaki, who created the character designs for both series, released a crossover image depicting Akudama Drive's Ordinary Person, Cutthroat, Courier, and Black Cat with Danganronpa's Makoto Naegi, Sayaka ...
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Golden Kamuy Season 3 ‒ Episode 8

One of the potential challenges of Golden Kamuy is that the main cast is both large and interesting. They are not blank slates, and it feels like we never quite get enough time with them.
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Crunchyroll Adds 'Tama of the 3rd District -Have you seen my Tama?' Anime to Catalog

1st 2 episodes began streaming on Wednesday ― Crunchyroll announced on Tuesday that it has added the Tama of the 3rd District -Have You Seen My Tama? (Sanchome no Tama: Uchi no Tama Shirimasenka?) anime to its catalog. The company began streaming the first two episodes, and it will stream future episodes on Tuesdays at 4:00 p.m. EST. Sony Creative Products created the Tama and Friends characters in 1...
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The Quintessential Quintuplets Anime Season 2's Character Video Highlights Miku

Series premieres in January after COVID-19 delay ― TBS began streaming a character video for Gotōbun no Hanayome ∬ (The Quintessential Quintuplets ∬), the series' second anime season, on Wednesday. The video highlights Miku Nakano, the third oldest of the five sisters. TBS previously streamed character videos for Ichika and Nino. The account will stream videos for the remaining sisters over the next ...
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Tokyo 7th Sisters Anime Film's New Trailer Unveils More Cast, February 26 Delay

Film of idol game app delayed from summer 2020 due to COVID-19 ― The official website for Tokyo 7th Sisters: Bokura wa Aozora ni Naru, the anime film of Donuts' Tokyo 7th Sisters smartphone game, posted a new trailer and second key visual on Wednesday. Both announced more cast members and the film's rescheduled February 26 opening. The trailer also features the film's theme song "Departures: Ashita n...
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Voice Actor Masaya Onosaka Diagnosed with COVID-19, But Is Now Asymptomatic

Actor had a fever but is stable with no fever, cough now ― Voice actor Masaya Onosaka's agency Aoni Production announced on Wednesday that Onosaka has tested positive for the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Onosaka received his PCR test result on Tuesday. The announcement noted that Horiuchi is currently asymptomatic for the COVID-19 disease, and that his condition is stable with no fever or coug...
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Tsurikichi Sampei Manga Creator Takao Yaguchi Passes Away at 81

Sampei's fishing manga ran for 10 years, inspired '80s TV anime, live-action film ― Manga creator Takao Yaguchi passed away due to pancreatic cancer in a Tokyo hospital on November 20. He was 81. His family held a private funeral. His daughter Kaoru made the announcement through her father's Twitter account on Wednesday. She added that her father had been ill for half a year since he was diagnosed wi...
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Mars Red Vampire Anime Streams English-Subtitled Mini-Anime's 1st Episode

New episodes of Code Zero Daily Report debut every 4th Tuesday ― The official website for the television anime of Bun'ō Fujisawa's MARS RED dramatic stage reading productions launched a mini-anime titled Code Zero Daily Report (Zero Kikan Nikki) on Tuesday. The first episode has English subtitles. The mini-anime will have a new monthly episode every fourth Tuesday, with five episodes scheduled until ...

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Remake Our Life! Anime Project Is TV Anime Next Year

Story centers on failed game creator who travels back in time ― The official Twitter account for author Nachi Kio and illustrator Eretto's Boku-tachi no Remake (Remake Our Life!) light novel series revealed on Wednesday that the previously announced anime project for the novels will be a television anime that will premiere in 2021. The story centers on the unsuccessful game director Kyōya Hashiba. Hi...
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New Seven Deadly Sins TV Anime's Ad Reveals Theme Song Artists

Porno Graffitti's Akihito Okano sings opening, Hiroyuki Sawano & ReoNa contribute ending ― The official website for the Seven Deadly Sins anime posted a new commercial for The Seven Deadly Sins: Dragon's Judgement (Nanatsu no Taizai: Fundo no Shinpan), the franchise's new television anime series, on Wednesday. The commercial reveals the anime's theme song artists, and the commercial itself previews t...
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Stand By Me Doraemon 2 Opens at #2 Behind Demon Slayer Film

Magical Doremi at #6, Precure at #7, Violet Evergarden at #9, Barbara at #11 Demon Slayer - Kimetsu no Yaiba – The Movie: Mugen Train stayed at #1 for its sixth weekend. It sold 748,000 tickets for 1,032,345,100 yen (about US$9.87 million) over the weekend. The film has now sold a total of 19,397,589 tickets for 25,917,043,800 yen (about US$247 million). The film has now earned more than Makoto Shi...
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Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Manga's Final Volume Adds New Epilogue Chapter

#23 adds 3.95 million to series' 120-million circulation; spinoff volume has initial run of 1 million ― Shueisha announced on Wednesday that the 23rd and final volume of Koyoharu Gotouge's Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba manga will add 39 new pages when it ships on December 4. Those pages will consist of a 14-page epilogue, as well as 25 pages of bonus extra content. Shueisha also announced that the m...
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LiSA Is 1st Female Artist to Top Song Download Sales in Japan for 6 Weeks

Demon Slayer film's "Homura" single is 3rd to accomplish feat after Kenshi Yonezu's "Lemon," "Uma to Shika" ― LiSA's new single "Homura," the theme song for the Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba - The Movie: Mugen Train anime, has ranked #1 on Oricon's weekly digital singles ranking chart for six consecutive weeks. It is the third ever single to accomplish the feat in the chart's history, after Kenshi Y...
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3rd Fate/stay night Heaven's Feel Film Opens at #10 in U.S.

Film earned US$200,000 in opening weekend Fate/stay night: Heaven's Feel III. spring song, the third film in the Fate/stay night: Heaven's Feel film trilogy, ranked #10 at the United States box office in its opening weekend. Aniplex of America opened the film in the United States on November 18, and the film earned an estimated US$200,000 over the November 20-22 weekend. According to estimates, the...
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1st BanG Dream! Episode of Roselia Anime Film Opens on April 23

Both Roselia-focused films open next year along with BanG Dream! FILM LIVE 2nd Stage anime film ― The official website for the BanG Dream! Episode of Roselia anime films revealed on Tuesday that BanG Dream! Episode of Roselia I: Yakusoku (Promise), the first of two planned films focused on the "Roselia" in-story band, will open on April 23 next year. The second film, BanG Dream! Episode of Roselia II...
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Ishura Gets Kono Light Novel ga Sugoi! Guidebook's Most Votes Ever

Also: Chitose kun wa Ramune Bin no Naka tops bunkobon rankings ― The 2021 edition of Takarajimasha's Kono Light Novel ga Sugoi! (This Light Novel Is Amazing!) guidebook reported its list of the top light novel series on Tuesday. Author Keiso and illustrator Kureta's Ishura light novel series topped the tankōbon, novel, and new title categories with the most number of votes ever recorded for a light n...
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One Piece ‒ Episode 951

Luffy going from emaciated zombie to chomp chomp punch lad in sixty seconds flat was good comedy, and we got a significant amount of Bepo screen time which is rare and must be treasured.
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Macross Frontier to Hold First Solo Live Concert in a Decade

Macross Frontier is slated to hold a solo live concert – its first in 10 years – at the Yoyogi National Stadium 1st Gymnasium in Tokyo on February 5-6, 2021. The concert was announced at the end of the "#Air Macross F Live [email protected]" livestream which aired on the Macross series' official YouTube channel Macrossch on November 23. Titled "SANKYO presents Macross F Galaxy Live 2021 -They're not ...
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Warlords of Sigrdrifa ‒ Episode 8

The information revealed in this episode also puts a new perspective on Odin's role in the story thus far.
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Talentless Nana ‒ Episode 8

There's fun and schadenfreude aplenty in trying to follow two chess experts exhaustively assaulting each other's defenses, and this episode proves Talentless Nana to be most tense and most compelling in this mode.
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Kageki Shoujo!! The Curtain Rises

Kageki Shoujo!! The Curtain Rises is a real treat: a drama that consistently resists the urge to indulge in histrionics, a shoujo-style manga that draws from tradition while remaining fresh and modern. ― Kageki Shoujo!! The Curtain Rises is something of an odd beast. It originally ran in a Jump magazine, Jump X, that was ostensibly seinen but published a number of manga authors whose previous works w...
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Gal*Gun Returns Game Launches in West on February 12

Opening movie streamed for Switch, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Steam game ― PQube announced that it will release Inti Creates' new Gal*Gun Returns game in English for Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, and PC via Steam on February 12. The company began streaming the game's opening movie: The Switch version will have a physical and digital release, and the Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, and Steam ...
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Jump Festa 2021 Will Be Held at Virtual "Jump Fest Island"

Jump artists design player avatars for event. ― The ongoing situation with COVID-19 has prompted many scheduled events in Japan to shift their venues to online, virtual spaces, and the upcoming Jump Festa is no exception in, ahem, making that leap. Pun aside, Jump Festa 2021 Online will be held on December 19 and 20 this year in the brightly-named virtual venue "Jump Fest Island". The event can be jo...
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Sleepy Princess in the Demon Castle ‒ Episode 8

Her Highness in no way wants to go see the Demon Castle's Cursed Dentist to deal with her cavity. And if she has to see him, couldn't he just treat her cavity without looking in her mouth?
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Netflix Streams New Episodes of Pokémon Journeys Anime in U.S. on December 4

Netflix confirmed on Tuesday that it will stream the third part of the ongoing television anime Pokémon Journeys: The Series on December 4. Pokémon Journeys: The Series premiered on TV Tokyo and its affiliates on November 17, two days after the Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield games shipped worldwide. The first 12 episodes of the anime debuted in the United States on Netflix on June 12, and the se...
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Pikachu Will Return to Manhattan For Macy's Thanksgiving Parade

94th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade will be a television-only event ― The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade website confirmed that a Pikachu balloon will appear at this year's event. The balloon will be 53 feet tall, 36 feet long, and 29 feet wide. It depicts the yellow mouse Pokémon wearing a green scarf and holding a white snowman shaped like a smaller Pikachu. Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade is...
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Boruto: Naruto Next Generations ‒ Episode 175

Team 7 wraps up its latest mission and fights one of its toughest battles in an action-packed Boruto: Naruto Next Generations.
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Mangamo Manga Subscription App Launches on Android

Sony invests in Mangamo; app adds The Most Tsundere Boss in History, The Warrior Demigods, Champions of Sparta manga ― The staff of the Mangamo app announced on Monday that the app is now available worldwide on Android devices. The staff also revealed that Sony has invested in Mangamo through the Sony Innovation Fund. The Japanese digital marketing and media company Septeni Group also invested in the...
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The Irregular at Magic High School: Visitor Arc ‒ Episode 8

After watching, re-watching, and re-re-watching this episode, one thing has become strikingly clear: this is the most confusing episode of the season so far.

Funimation Adds Mobile Suit Gundam, Gundam Unicorn, Gundam Seed, Gundam Seed Destiny Anime

Gundam franchise's anime begin streaming on Wednesday ― Funimation announced on Tuesday that it will begin streaming on Wednesday the Mobile Suit Gundam and Mobile Suit Gundam UC (Unicorn) anime, as well as the HD remastered versions of the Mobile Suit Gundam Seed and Mobile Suit Gundam Seed Destiny anime. The company also revealed that it will add more series from the Gundam franchise soon. All fou...
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Love Live! Nijigasaki High School Idol Club ‒ Episode 8

After weeks of generally subdued character conflicts and emotional payoffs, the glorious dramatics of this franchise finally make a return from an unexpected source.
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Golden Kamuy Anime's 3rd Season Casts Motomu Kiyokawa, Daisuke Ono

Kiyokawa, Ono play old, young versions of Yо̄ichirо̄ in 3rd season that premiered on October 5 ― The official website for the Golden Kamuy franchise revealed on Monday that the anime's third season has cast Motomu Kiyokawa as Yо̄ichirо̄ the manslayer and Daisuke Ono as the younger version of Yо̄ichirо̄. Yо̄ichirо̄ Young Yо̄ichirо̄ The third season premiered on October 5. Crunchyroll is streaming the ...
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Sorcerous Stabber Orphen: Battle of Kimluck Anime Casts More Kimluck Church Members

Atsushi Miyauchi, Katsuyuki Konishi, Kikuko Inoue, Emi Hirayama join winter anime ― The official website for the new television anime of Yoshinobu Akita's Sorcerous Stabber Orphen (Majutsushi Orphen Haguretabi) light novel series revealed the cast for more members of the Kimluck Church on Tuesday. These character will appear in Sorcerous Stabber Orphen: Battle of Kimluck (Majutsushi Orphen Haguretabi...
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Yatogame-chan Kansatsu Nikki Anime Season 3 Premieres on January 10

Season to air for 1 quarter of a year ― The official website for the third television anime season of Masaki Ando's Yatogame-chan Kansatsu Nikki (Yatogame-chan Observation Diary) four-panel manga announced on Tuesday that the anime will premiere on the TV Aichi channel on January 10 at 9:54 p.m.. The season will also run on the BS11 and AT-X channels, as well on Hikari TV, d Anime Store, Video Market...
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Violet Evergarden Film Stays in Top 10 for 10 Straight Weeks

Sells 1.3 million tickets for 1.9 billion yen since September 18 ― Kyoto Animation's Violet Evergarden: The Movie anime has sold 1,331,085 tickets for a cumulative total of 1,912,896,400 yen (about US$18.31 million) after 10 weeks at the Japanese box office. The film ranked #8 in yen earned in its 10th weekend at the box office, and ranked #9 in the number of tickets sold. The film has consistently r...

act-age Manga Writer Tatsuya Matsuki Admits to Indecent Act Charge in Court

Defendant faces 18 months in prison, but seeks suspended sentence ― In a hearing before the Tokyo District Court on Tuesday, act-age manga writer Tatsuya Matsuki admitted to the charge of committing an indecent act with a female middle school student. The prosecution is seeking a prison sentence of one year and six months, but the defense is asking for a suspended sentence, arguing that the defendant...
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Anly Sings New Natsume's Book of Friends Anime's Theme Song

Theatrical anime opens in Japan on January 16 ― The official website for Natsume Yujin-cho: Ishi Okoshi to Ayashiki Raihōsha (Natsume's Book of Friends: The Waking Rock and the Strange Visitor), the new anime in the Natsume's Book of Friends franchise, announced on Monday that Anly will perform the anime's theme song "Seishun ~Star Wink~." The song's CD single will ship on January 6. The anime will o...
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Tokyopop Adds Laughing Under the Clouds, 4 More Manga

Tokyopop partners with Independent Publishers Group for distribution ― TOKYOPOP confirmed with ANN five new titles that it is listing on its website for release from April to June next year. Tokyopop is also expanding its English language trade distribution through a partnership with Independent Publishers Group (IPG). IPG announced the partnership on Saturday and stated that it will include joint di...

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Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Tops your name., Frozen to Become #3 All-Time Film in Japan

Mugen Train earns 25.9 billion yen as 2020's #5 film & #1 animated film worldwide ― The Demon Slayer - Kimetsu no Yaiba – The Movie: Mugen Train anime has sold a total of 19,397,589 tickets for 25,917,043,800 yen (about US$247 million) in 39 days — thus earning more than Makoto Shinkai's your name. (23.35 billion yen) and Disney's Frozen (25.03 billion yen) to become the third highest-earning film of...
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Netflix Debuts Transformers: War for Cybertron Trilogy - Earthrise Series on December 30

Polygon Pictures' 2nd of 3 CG seasons based on Hasbro's Transformers: War for Cybertron toys ― Netflix announced on Monday that Transformers: War for Cybertron Trilogy - Earthrise, the second season in the CG-animated Transformers: War for Cybertron Trilogy series, will debut on Netflix on December 30. The announcement also had an accompanying teaser clip. All seems lost, but the war rages on. Transf...

WATATEN!: an Angel Flew Down to Me Franchise Gets New Anime Project

TV anime based on Nanatsu Mukunoki's manga premiered in January 2019 ― The official website for WATATEN!: an Angel Flew Down to Me, the television anime of Nanatsu Mukunoki's Watashi ni Tenshi ga Maiorita! manga, revealed on Tuesday that the franchise will have a new anime project. The site will announce more details at a later date. Wataten☆5, the music unit consisting of the anime's main cast membe...
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Tokyo Babylon 2021 Character Designs Appear to Reference K-Pop Group, Volks Doll

Hokuto's outfit mirrors promo photo of Yeri from Red Velvet ― The character design materials from Studio GoHands' anime adaptation of CLAMP's Tokyo Babylon manga appear to reference a promotional photo featuring Yeri from the Korean girl group Red Velvet. The photo was taken to promote the group's The ReVe Festival EPs released last year. Tokyo Babylon 2021 character design comparison The outfit is w...
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If Witch, Then Which? GN 1

Ato Sakurai's art is an appealing combination of cute and pretty, detailed but lacking the fussiness that sometimes comes with that. ― If Witch, Then Which comes from the same creator as Today's Cerberus, and both series share one same strength: the artwork. Ato Sakurai's art is an appealing combination of cute and pretty, detailed but lacking the fussiness that sometimes comes with that. All of the ...
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Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon ‒ Episode 8

This show is proving to be the kind of anime that is honestly the most awkward to navigate, both as a fan and as a critic.
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Tokyo Ghoul's Sui Ishida Unveils New Chо̄jin X Manga

Tokyo Ghoul creator has finished storyboard for next manga ― Manga creator Sui Ishida (Tokyo Ghoul) announced on Twitter on Monday that he has finished a storyboard for his next manga, which will be titled Chо̄jin X (Superhuman X). He also unveiled an image: Ishida serialized Tokyo Ghoul in Shueisha's Weekly Young Jump from 2011 to 2014, and then serialized Tokyo Ghoul:re from 2014 until July 2018. V...
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Moriarty the Patriot ‒ Episode 7

Giselle's entr'acte is perfect for Moriarty's plans to expose Enders' murderous ways: Giselle dies at the end of act one of the ballet and act two opens with a danse macabre wherein Hilarion is frightened out of the forest by the ghosts of maidens who died of broken hearts.
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Funimation Streams Attack on Titan ~Chronicle~ Recap Film

Compilation film for Attack on Titan anime's 1st 3 seasons streams with sub/dub on Tuesday ― Funimation announced on Monday that it will begin streaming Attack on Titan ~Chronicle~ (Shingeki no Kyojin: Chronicle), the compilation film for the first three seasons of the Attack on Titan anime, on Tuesday at 4:00 p.m. EST in Japanese with English subtitles and with an English dub. Funimation is collabor...

Square Enix Announces NEO: The World Ends With You Game for PS4, Switch

Trailer streamed for sequel launching next summer ― Square Enix announced on Monday NEO: The World Ends with You (Shin Subarashii Kono Sekai), a new sequel game to The World Ends with You (Subarashiki Kono Sekai) action role-playing game, that will debut on PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch next summer. The company began streaming an announcement trailer: English Japanese The trailer introduces the f...
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The Gymnastics Samurai ‒ Episode 7

This week's episode of The Gymnastics Samurai cold-opens with Leo the ninja doing a lavishly-animated impromptu ballet routine in a park in the middle of the night while those suspicious agents in suits look on in awe.
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Amazon Lists Capcom Retro Station Mini-Arcade Console

Machine with 10 Mega Man, Street Fighter games listed for December 1 launch ― Amazon Japan is listing an mini-arcade console titled the Retro Station by Capcom. According to Amazon's product description, the Retro Station is a machine with an eight-inch screen and a high quality bass speaker, and it includes 10 games from Capcom's Mega Man and Street Fighter series. The listing provides a December 1 ...
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The World Ends With You Anime Unveils 2nd Video, Opening Song, Visuals, April 2021 Debut

Video previews Ali's opening for anime based on Square Enix RPG ― The official website for The World Ends with You the Animation (Subarashiki Kono Sekai The Animation), the anime of Square Enix's The World Ends with You (Subarashiki Kono Sekai) action role-playing game, unveiled the second promotional video, opening theme song, visuals, and April 2021 premiere on Monday. The video previews the openin...
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Fire Force ‒ Episode 45

This action-heavy episode of Fire Force splits its focus between two different mini-boss fights.
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Cells at Work! Code Black Anime Reveals More Cast, Opening Song Artist, January 9 Debut in 2nd Video

Hekiru Shiina, Sarah Emi Bridcutt, Daisuke Hirakawa join anime airing after Cells at Work!! season 2 ― The official website for the anime of Shigemitsu Harada and Issei Hatsuyoshiya's Cells at Work! Code Black (Hataraku Saibō Black) spinoff manga announced the anime's additional cast members, opening song artist, and January 9 premiere. It also presented the second promtional video and a new key visu...
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My Hero Academia Films, TV Anime, Manga's Twitter Accounts Post Teaser Visual

― The official Twitter accounts for the My Hero Academia television anime, movies, and manga made a series of teaser posts on Monday. The series of Tweets can be combined to form the sentence "【HE WILL MEET ”THE THREE MUSKETEERS".】" The Tweets also link to the My Hero Academia anime series' website, the My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising anime film's website, and the Shonen Jump website listing for Koh...
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Horimiya TV Anime Unveils 9 More Cast Members, More Staff, New Visual

Daiki Yamashita, Jun Fukuyama, Taku Yashiro, Shōya Chiba, Momo Asakura, more ― The second live-streamed special for the television anime of Daisuke Hagiwara's Horimiya manga unveiled more cast and staff members on the Abema service on Monday. The special also debuted a new key visual for the characters voiced by the nine newly announced cast members: The newly announced cast members are Daiki Yamashi...
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Cells at Work!! Season 2's 2nd Video Reveals Ending Theme by ClariS, January 9 Debut

Duo returns to sing "Fight!!" for January anime ― The official Twitter account for Akane Shimizu's Cells at Work! manga posted the second promotional video for the second anime season, Cells at Work!! (with two exclamation points), on Monday. The video reveals and previews the theme songs including the ending "Fight!!" by returning duo ClariS, and it also announces more staff members and the season's...
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Yuuki Kaji, Hiro Shimono Star in Live-Action Way of the Househusband Spinoff About Family Cat

3 web shorts inspired by main series' bonus manga chapters about Gin the cat ― NTV unveiled a new special mini-series for the live-action series of Kousuke Oono's The Way of the Househusband (Gokushufudō) manga on Sunday. The three shorts adapt the "Gin no Sanpo" (Gin's Stroll) bonus manga installments published in the back of the main manga's compiled book volumes, and they are streaming on NTV's Yo...
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Digimon Adventure: Last Evolution Kizuna Film Earns 7-10 Times More in China Than in Japan

#1 Japanese film in China in 2020 earns 124.44 million yuan after 4 weekends ― The Digimon Adventure: Last Evolution Kizuna anime film has earned 124.40 million yuan (about 1.96 billion yen or US$18.97 million) after four weeks at the Chinese box office as this year's highest-earning Japanese film in China. The film's Chinese box office total is about seven to 10 times its Japanese box office total o...
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Rock Band POLYSICS Performs Cells at Work! Code Black Anime's Theme Song

Kyuso Nekokami vocalist Seiya Yamasaki also contributes to song for January anime ― The official website for the rock band POLYSICS announced on Sunday that the band created a song specifically to be the theme for the anime of Shigemitsu Harada and Issei Hatsuyoshiya's Cells at Work! Code Black (Hataraku Saibō Black) spinoff manga. The theme song is titled "Hashire! with Yamasaki Seiya (Kyuso Nekokam...
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D.N.Angel Manga Ends in 3 Chapters

New complete edition of manga volumes will begin in January ― Kadokawa's online listing for the January 2021 issue of Monthly Asuka magazine reports that Yukiru Sugisaki's D.N.Angel manga will end in three chapters. The issue will ship on Tuesday. Kadokawa's Monthly Asuka magazine reported in February 2019 that the manga was approaching its climax, and Sugisaki reported this past September that the m...

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Horimiya School Romance Manga Also Gets Live-Action Film, TV Series

Ōji Suzuka, Sayu Kubota star in February 5 film, February 16 series ― MBS announced on Monday that it is producing both a live-action film and a live-action television series based on Daisuke Hagiwara's Horimiya manga. The film will open first on February 5 in a one-week limited engagement, while the seven-episode series will premiere on MBS and TBS on February 16. Both Hori Pro productions will feat...
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Jujutsu Kaisen ‒ Episode 8

Nobara and Megumi carry the story for the most part this week as they run into a couple of senior students from Jujutsu Tech's rival school named Mai and Toudou, which immediately results in Shit Going Down.
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TONIKAWA: Over The Moon For You ‒ Episode 8

Nasa has consistently pitched them as being odd, and the parents even admit to being oddballs themselves, but the surprise here is that they are nowhere near as extreme as expected.
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Fruits Basket Real-Life Location Holds Christmas Campaign

Poster, AR photo campaign will run in Tokyo's Den-en-chōfu district from November 7 to December 25 ― The Den-en-chōfu district in Tokyo's Ōta Ward is the real-life inspiration for the locations depicted in the Fruits Basket anime. Fans are encouraged to drop by the area for its Christmas collaboration with the anime, which will run from November 7 to December 25. A cute poster depicting Tohru, Yuki, ...
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I'm Standing on 1,000,000 Lives. ‒ Episode 8

For a few episodes now, I'm Standing on 1,000,000 Lives. has been flirting with being a better show, and this episode is no different.
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Akudama Drive ‒ Episode 7

This episode has everything. There's a horrific backstory that confirms and fills in some important blanks. There's a sudden yet oh-so-inevitable betrayal. Two characters want to live on the moon.
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Dogo Onsen Bath House PR Anime Releases Final Episode

Collaboration anime with Osamu Tezuka's Phoenix manga debuted in May 2019 ― The Dogo Onsen hot spring bathhouse collaboration anime with Osamu Tezuka's Phoenix released its third and final episode on Friday. The anime is part of a revitalization project for the Matsuyama, Ehime Prefecture bathhouse that began in January last year. The episode was released on the monitor at the bathhouse venue, as wel...
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Assault Lily Bouquet ‒ Episode 7

The new girl's mysterious origins – seemingly hatching from an egg that the team stumbles across among some Huge wreckage – lend the mysterious atmosphere posing as much of the plot through this episode.
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This Cuddly Kirby Plush is Also a Heater

Premium Bandai is releasing a new Kirby plush which will literally warm your heart. By connecting it to a USB, it can also function as a heater. In just 30 seconds it can reach temperatures of around 42 to 46 degrees Celsius, and it also has an automatic off switch so that it can be used safely. Definitely the perfect companion for the winter months ahead. Apparently, the plush is also energy-effi...
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Wandering Witch - The Journey of Elaina ‒ Episode 8

Despite the name, “The Ripper” is somehow more ridiculous (and anachronistic) than the grape-stomping foot fetish bit from last week.
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Non Non Biyori Season 3's Promo Video Reveals More Cast & Staff, Theme Songs, January 10 Debut

Misaki Kuno, Aimi Tanaka join cast; Hiromi Mizutani returns as composer ― The official website for the anime of Atto's Non Non Biyori manga posted a promotional video and key visual for the third television anime season, Non Non Biyori Nonstop, on Sunday. The video reveals more cast and staff members, previews the theme songs, and announces the anime's January 10 premiere. The newly announced cast me...
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Anime Industry Rose 15% in 2019 to 2.51 Trillion Yen

Overseas, commodities segments rise; TV, home video segments decline ― The Association of Japanese Animations (AJA) released its preliminary Anime Industry Report 2020 findings on Friday, and plans to release its full findings in a report on November 30. The preliminary report found that the anime industry rose 15.1% to 2.5112 trillion yen (about US$24.18 billion) in 2019. The market was at 1.2661 tr...
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Live-Action Monster Hunter Film's Japanese Trailer Previews Handler, Admiral Characters

Film starring Milla Jovovich opens in U.S. on December 30, in Japan on March 26 ― Towa Pictures began streaming a Japanese-subtitled trailer for the live-action film of Capcom's Monster Hunter game franchise on Thursday that previews the film's Handler and Admiral characters, and also features the theme song to the Monster Hunter franchise. The film is tentatively slated to open in the United States ...
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Takara Tomy Asia Streams Earth Granner Anime's English Dub

Anime based on Takara Tomy's Tomica toy car brand premiered on April 5 ― The Takara Tomy YouTube channel began streaming the Tomica Kizuna Gattai Earth Granner television anime based on Takara Tomy's Tomica toy car brand in English on Thursday under the title Tomica Kizuna Mode Combine Earth Granner. The channel describes the anime: Twin brothers Raiga Kudou and Kuuga Kudou are 12 years old. One day,...
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Haruka Yamazaki, Luce Twinkle Wink Perform Themes for 'Suppose a Kid From the Last Dungeon Boonies Moved to a Starter Town' Anime

Fantasy series premieres on January 4 ― The official website for the television anime of Toshio Satō and illustrator Nao Watanuki's Suppose a Kid From the Last Dungeon Boonies Moved to a Starter Town (Tatoeba Last Dungeon Mae no Mura no Shōnen ga Joban no Machi de Kurasu Yō na Monogatari) light novel series revealed the show's theme song artists on Saturday. Haruka Yamazaki is performing the opening ...
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Sk8 the Infinity Anime's TV Ad Reveals, Previews Opening Theme by Rude-α

Original anime by director Hiroko Utsumi, studio BONES premieres on January 9 ― The staff for director Hiroko Utsumi (Banana Fish, Free! - Iwatobi Swim Club, Free! Eternal Summer) and animation studio BONES' (Eureka Seven, My Hero Academia) original anime project Sk8 the Infinity revealed on Saturday that rapper Rude-α (Dr. Stone ending theme) will perform the show's opening theme song "Paradise." Th...
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Toei Group Chairman Yusuke Okada Passes Away at 71

Okada served as president, CEO of company from 2002-2014 ― Toei announced on Friday that Toei Group chairman Yusuke Okada (birth name: Tsuyoshi Okada) passed away on Wednesday. He was 71. Entertainment news website Variety reported on Friday that Okada passed away due to aortic dissection. Okada was born in 1949, and he joined Toei in 1988. He became a board member in 1992, then a managing director i...
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Warlords of Sigrdrifa Anime's 9th Episode Delayed

Anime will air "episode 8.5" on November 28 ― The official Twitter account for Aniplex's original anime Warlords of Sigrdrifa (Senyoku no Sigrdrifa) revealed on Saturday that the show will air an "episode 8.5" on November 28. According to Kadokawa's "The Television" entertainment website, the show's ninth episode was originally supposed to air on November 28. The anime's first episode premiered on To...

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B-Project Idol Franchise Gets 3rd Anime Season, 1st Console Game for Switch

MAGES' male idol project inspired anime seasons in 2016, 2019 ― The "B-Project Thrive Live 2020 -Music Drugger-" event announced on Saturday that a third B-Project television anime season is launching. The event also announced that the project is inspiring its first console game, B-Project Ryūsei*Fantasia (B-Project Shooting Star*Fantasia) for the Nintendo Switch. The game will encapsulate B-Project'...
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Grisaia: Phantom Trigger Stargazer Anime's 1st 3 Minutes Streamed

Screenings start on Friday with weekly bonus summary videos ― The game company Frontwing posted the first three minutes from Grisaia: Phantom Trigger the Animation Stargazer, the sequel to the Grisaia: Phantom Trigger anime, on Saturday. Along with the first three minutes of the new anime, Frontwing is streaming a 90-second video to summarize the story thus far in the first Grisaia: Phantom Trigger a...
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Viz Media, Manga Plus Publish Sakamoto Days Manga in English

2nd chapter launches on November 29 ― Viz Media and MANGA Plus published the first chapter of Yūto Suzuki's Sakamoto Days manga on Saturday. The second chapter launches on November 29. Manga Plus describes the manga: Taro Sakamoto was the ultimate assassin, feared by villains and admired by hitmen. But one day...he fell in love! Retirement, marriage, fatherhood and then... Sakamoto gained weight! The...
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Maaya Uchida Joins Live-Action Way of the Househusband Show Voicing Anime Character

Uchida voices anime character in show's 7th episode ― The official website for the live-action series of Kousuke Oono's The Way of the Househusband (Gokushufudō) manga revealed on Saturday that Maaya Uchida will have a role in the seventh episode. Uchida will voice an in-show anime character named Neopolis Girl (pictured below), the star of the Neopolis Girl anime that the protagonist Tatsu's wife lo...
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EX-ARM Anime Reveals More Cast, Ending Theme Song Artist

Miyu Tomita, Satomi Arai join cast for series premiering in January ― The staff for the television anime of Shinya Komi and HiRock's EX-ARM manga revealed two more cast members for the anime on Saturday. The band Dizzy Sunfist also announced on Saturday that they will perform the show's ending theme song "Diamonds Shine." The new cast includes: Miyu Tomita as Yggdrasil Satomi Arai as Kaori Munakata T...
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Stalker Jokers Manga Creator Hiromichi Ōga Passes Away

Ōga, artist Hiroto Ōishi launched manga in 2018 ― The official website for Kodansha's Evening magazine revealed on November 13 that manga creator Hiromichi Ōga passed away on November 6 due to aortic dissection. Ōga and manga artist Hiroto Ōishi (Dorei-ku: Boku to 23-nin no Dorei manga) launched the Stalker Jokers (Stalker Jōka-dan, or Stalker Purification Team) manga in Evening in July 2018, and the...
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Ikimono-gakari Perform New Opening Theme for Boruto Anime

Band previously performed theme for Naruto Shippūden anime ― The official website for the band Ikimono-gakari revealed on Saturday that the band will perform the new opening theme song for the Boruto: Naruto Next Generations anime starting in January. The band have previously performed theme songs for Bleach, Naruto Shippūden, The Seven Deadly Sins, Big Windup!, and Ghost Slayers Ayashi. The Boruto: ...
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