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The Holy Grail of Eris Novel 2

If you're a fan of historical mysteries and want to see a little something different with a villainess light novel, The Holy Grail of Eris is worth giving a chance. ― Note: you can read our review of the first volume here. You really can't always tell who you can trust, can you? For the late Scarlett Castiel, it was less a question of whether or not they deserved her faith and more about her firm bel...
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Lost Lad London GN 2

If the threat of racism was simmering beneath the surface of the first volume of Shima Shinya's mystery series Lost Lad London, it's definitely bubbled to the top in the second, as Detective Ellis struggles to keep Al safe. ― It's a terrible truth, but a truth nonetheless: people are often judged by the ignorant based on their race. If that fact was simmering beneath the surface of the first volume o...
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Quintessential Quintuplets the Movie

Now in U.S. theaters! If you've somehow managed to remain unspoiled about the ending of The Quintessential Quintuplets, then this movie will finally resolve your burning questions...but it could have looked better while doing it. ― If you've somehow managed to remain unspoiled about the ending of The Quintessential Quintuplets, then this movie will finally resolve your burning questions. It does an i...
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This Week in Games - Chris Pratt Meets The Banana Slamma

The new Mario Bros. movie trailer reignites discussion about Chris Pratt's casting, Balan Wonderland's Yuji Naka is arrested, and Team Ninja teases a return to their classics. ― Welcome back, everyone! Apologies for the sudden absence last week; with Thanksgiving being when it was, it wasn't quite possible to get a column out. So I'm hoping folks had a fun time with people they love. And I'm also hop...
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Mahjong Parlor of Love GN

A better-than-usual translation from Media Do isn't enough to sell this middle-of-the-road BL title. ― It's best to say this first: Mahjong Parlor of Love, another BL title licensed by Media Do, has a substantially better translation than previous titles from the same line that I have reviewed. The translation is fluid and natural, and if the cover shows the usual English title confusion, that's in n...
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Doraemon's New Year's Special 2022 to Feature 2 New Stories

Special program features "Kotoshi no Shippai Kotoshi no Uchi ni," "Amanogawa Tetsudō no Yoru" stories ― TV Asahi revealed details on Saturday for the "Ōmisoka dayo! Doraemon 1-Jikan Special" (It's New Year's Eve! Doraemon 1-Hour Special) program that will air on December 31 at 4:30 p.m. JST. The special will feature two new stories: "Kotoshi no Shippai Kotoshi no Uchi ni" (My Failure This Year), and ...
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Moriarty the Patriot Novels Get Manga Adaptation

Manga's 2nd part to launch after novels' manga adaptation ends ― The January issue of Shueisha's Jump SQ. magazine announced on Friday that Hikaru Miyoshi will draw a manga adaptation of Yōsuke Saita's Moriarty the Patriot novels. The manga, titled Yūkoku no Moriarty: The Remains, will launch in the magazine's April 2023 issue on March 3. The manga will adapt episodes from the novels as well as chara...
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The Makanai: Cooking for the Maiko House Live-Action Series Unveils New Trailer, Key Visual

Series debuts on Netflix worldwide on January 12 ― Netflix began streaming an English-subtitled trailer on Sunday for The Makanai: Cooking for the Maiko House, the live-action series of Aiko Koyama's Maiko-san Chi no Makanai-san (Makanai in the Maiko Lodge) manga. The staff of the series also unveiled a new key visual for the series. Netflix will debut the series worldwide on January 12, 2023. The ca...
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Way of the Househusband Anime's 2nd Season Premieres on Netflix on January 1

2nd season will feature returning cast, staff ― Netflix announced on Sunday that the second season of the anime adaptation of Kousuke Oono's The Way of the Househusband (Gokushufudō) manga will premiere on the service on January 1. What better way to start 2023?The Way of the Househusband: Season 2 is coming to Netflix Jan 1! pic.twitter.com/xbhHO7X45U— Netflix Anime (@NetflixAnime) December 4, 2022 ...
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The Quintessential Quintuplets Movie Earns Estimated US$502,000 in 1st 3 Days in the U.S.

Crunchyroll opened film in U.S., Canada last Friday ― The Box Office Mojo website is estimating The Quintessential Quintuplets Movie (Eiga Gotōbun no Hanayome) sequel anime with three-day earnings of US$502,000 in the United States. The site lists the film with a US$266,000 opening day gross on Friday, and with US$143,000 for Saturday, and an estimated US$93,000 on Sunday. Crunchyroll began screening...

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Idolland PriPara Smartphone Game Rescheduled for Next Spring

Game was delayed 4 times from original spring 2021 date ― The staff of Idolland PriPara, the smartphone app based on Takara Tomy Arts and syn Sophia's PriPara franchise, announced on Monday that the game will debut in spring 2023. The staff also debuted the below visual of the game's "Evergold" idol group. The game was scheduled to launch in spring 2021, but was delayed for the first time to summer 2...
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ONIMAI: I'm Now Your Sister! Anime's 2nd Video Reveals More Cast & Staff, January 5 Debut

Kana Yūki, Natsumi Hioka play Momiji's classmates ― The official website for the television anime of Nekotofu's ONIMAI: I'm Now Your Sister! (Onii-chan wa Oshimai!) manga unveiled the second promotional video and visual for the anime on Monday. The video reveals more cast and staff members, as well as the anime's January 5 premiere. It also previews the opening theme song "Identeitei Meltdown." The n...
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Hidenori Hara's Shō mo Nai Bokura no Renai-ron Romance Manga Gets Live-Action Show

Hidekazu Mashima, Seina Nakata, Akiko Yada star in January drama ― Yomiuri TV, NTV, and their affiliates announced on Monday that they are producing a live-action series adaptation of Hidenori Hara's Shō mo Nai Bokura no Renai-ron (Our Little Love Story or literally, Our Hopeless Love Theory) romance manga that will premiere on the "Platinight" programming block on January 19. The cast includes Seina...
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2023 Doraemon Film Casts Marina Inoue, Inori Minase

Poster visual also unveiled ― The official website for Eiga Doraemon: Nobita to Sora no Utopia (Doraemon the Movie 2023: Nobita's Sky Utopia in English), the 42nd film in the Doraemon franchise, revealed a new poster visual and new cast members for the film on Sunday. Marina Inoue (upper left in image above) joins the cast as Marimba (lower left), an adventurer who seeks out the secret of the utopian...
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The Holy Grail of Eris Novel 2

If you're a fan of historical mysteries and want to see a little something different with a villainess light novel, The Holy Grail of Eris is worth giving a chance. ― Note: you can read our review of the first volume here. You really can't always tell who you can trust, can you? For the late Scarlett Castiel, it was less a question of whether or not they deserved her faith and more about her firm bel...
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Asian Kung-Fu Generation, Humbreaders Perform New Themes for Boruto Anime

New themes premiere in January ― The first 2023 issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine revealed on Monday that Asian Kung-Fu Generation and Humbreaders will perform the new opening and ending theme songs respectively for the Boruto: Naruto Next Generations anime. Both new themes will debut in January. KANA-BOON is performing the current opening theme song, and Anonymouz is performing the cur...
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Bocchi the Rock! ‒ Episode 9

The idea of playing with a band at a school festival has basically been the big milestone of Bocchi's aspirations of musical socialization, and that would make it just about the perfect place to end this season on.
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Urusei Yatsura ‒ Episode 8

It would be pretty cool if this ends up being a well-disguised two-parter, but Episode 8 does stand well enough on its own even if that doesn't end up happening.
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Raven of the Inner Palace ‒ Episodes 9-10

Someone is dead, and the question is whether or not they realize it.
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My Hero Academia Season 6 ‒ Episode 123

Deku finally manages to move on his own, but it isn't so he can cling to his power or even attack AFO. Rather, what spurs him to action is the same thing it always was – seeing somebody in danger, and leaping forward to help them.
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Spy×Family ‒ Episodes 21-22

Nightfall couldn't understand that a spy also has to be a human being, and her struggles to reconcile her emotions with her spyhood are basically damning her in her ambitions to replace Yor in Loid's life.
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Welcome to Demon School, Iruma-kun Season 3 ‒ Episodes 8-9

If you've been wondering what Asmodeus would look like on his evil cycle, you are about to be amply rewarded
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Ranking of Kings Anime's Special Episode Announces April Premiere in Teaser

Key visual also posted for story not seen in previous TV anime ― The official Twitter account for the anime of Sōsuke Tōka's Ranking of Kings (Ōsama Ranking) manga debuted a teaser promotional video and key visual for the Ōsama Ranking: Yūki no Takarabako (Ranking of Kings: Treasure Chest of Courage) special episode on Sunday. The teaser announces the episode's April 2023 premiere. (The wording of th...
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Konosuba: An Explosion on This Wonderful World! Anime's 2nd Video Unveils More Cast & Staff, April Debut

Maria Naganawa, Kaori Nazuka, Miyu Tomita, Sayumi Suzushiro, Shizuka Ishigami join cast ― Kadokawa began streaming the second promotional video for the television anime of writer Natsume Akatsuki and illustrator Kurone Mishima's Konosuba: An Explosion on This Wonderful World! spinoff novel series on Sunday. The trailer announces more cast and staff members as well as the anime's April 2023 premiere. ...
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Animate Group's C-labo Card Shop Chain Accused of Tax Evasion

Company states it has already filed revised tax return, paid full amount due; former CEO indicted ― The Animate Group's C-labo card shop chain revealed on Thursday that the company and its former representative director Keiichirō Nishiura have been accused of violating corporate tax law. The announcement stated the company has already filed a revised tax return under the guidance of the National Tax ...

Lucky Star Spinoff Manga About Konata 15 Years Later to Launch Next Spring

Kagami Yoshimizu's main manga resumed publication on November 18 ― The third volume of Kadokawa's Mitaina magazine revealed on November 18 that a Lucky Star spinoff manga temporarily titled Konata 31 will debut in the magazine's next issue in spring 2023. The magazine teases the spinoff about Konata will take place 15 years after the main manga. Yoshimizu is credited with the original work, and Haruk...
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Labyrinth of Galleria: The Moon Society's Gameplay Trailer Streamed

Game launches for Switch, PS5, PS4, PC via Steam on February 14 in N. America; February 17 in Europe ― NIS America began streaming a gameplay trailer for its Labyrinth of Galleria: The Moon Society game, a successor to Labyrinth of Refrain: Coven of Dusk, on Wednesday. The game will launch for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, and PC via Steam on February 14 in North America, and on Febr...
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Dyschronia: Chronos Alternate VR Game Project Posts Trailer for 2nd Episode

2nd episode of game launches for Meta Quest 2 on December 8 ― MyDearest, Inc. began streaming a trailer on Thursday for the second episode of it and IzanagiGames' DYSCHRONIA: Chronos Alternate virtual reality game for Meta Quest 2. The second episode of the game will launch on December 8 (December 9 in Japan). The game's first episode debuted on September 22. Episode 3 is scheduled to launch in 2023....
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Tales of Symphonia Remastered RPG's Trailer Highlights Story

Game launches for Switch, PS4, Xbox One on February 17 ― Bandai Namco Entertainment began streaming a trailer for its remaster of the Tales of Symphonia role-playing game on Wednesday. The trailer highlights the game's story. The game will launch for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One on February 17, 2023. The game will also be compatible with PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S. The Bandai N...

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Transformers: Rise of the Beasts Film's Teaser Trailer Streamed

1st film in trilogy is set to open in June 2023 after delay ― Paramount Pictures began streaming a teaser trailer on Thursday for Transformers: Rise of the Beasts, the first film in a planned trilogy for its live-action Transformers franchise. Transformers: Rise of the Beasts will open on June 9, 2023, delayed almost one year from its original June 24, 2022 release date. The film will get a release i...
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Live-Action Alice in Borderland 2 Show's Trailer Previews 'Final' Game Venue

Sequel series debuts worldwide on Netflix on December 22 ― Netflix began streaming a new trailer on Saturday for the second season of the live-action series of Haro Aso's Alice in Borderland (Imawa no Kuni no Alice) manga. Netflix also revealed new key art for the show. The second season will debut on Netflix on December 22 worldwide. New cast members include: Yuri Tsunematsu as the high school stude...

The Seven Deadly Sins: Grudge of Edinburgh Part 1 Anime Film's Clip Features Family Dinner

1st film in 2-part series debuts on Netflix worldwide on December 20 ― Netflix began streaming a subtitled clip on Saturday for the first part of The Seven Deadly Sins: Grudge of Edinburgh (Nanatsu no Taizai: Ensa no Edinburgh), the all-new two-part anime film project for Nakaba Suzuki's The Seven Deadly Sins (Nanatsu no Taizai) manga franchise. The clip features Tristan's family talking while having...
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The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel Northern War Anime's 2nd Video Unveils Opening Song, January 6 Debut

Chisato Akita performs opening; DMM TV streams anime before over-the-air broadcast ― The official website for The Legend of Heroes: Sen no Kiseki Northern War, Tatsunoko Pro's television anime of Nihon Falcom's The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel (Eiyū Densetsu Sen no Kiseki) game series, debuted the anime's second promotional video on Sunday. The video announces and previews the opening theme...
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Crunchyroll Reveals 7 New Anime Licenses for 2023 Including Legend of Heroes, Handyman Saitō in Another World

Also: Sacrificial Princess and the King of Beasts, Malevolent Spirits: Mononogatari, more ― Crunchyroll revealed at the Anime Frontier event on Saturday that it will stream the following anime in 2023: Handyman Saitou in Another World The Legendary Hero is Dead! Campfire Cooking in Another World with my Absurd Skill Malevolent Spirits: Mononogatari Sacrificial Princess and the King of Beasts The Lege...
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Lost Lad London GN 2

If the threat of racism was simmering beneath the surface of the first volume of Shima Shinya's mystery series Lost Lad London, it's definitely bubbled to the top in the second, as Detective Ellis struggles to keep Al safe. ― It's a terrible truth, but a truth nonetheless: people are often judged by the ignorant based on their race. If that fact was simmering beneath the surface of the first volume o...
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#Compass Smartphone Strategy Game Gets New Animation Project

3-vs-3 capture the flag-style battle game already inspired anime shorts in 2018 ― The #Compass Fes 6th event announced on Saturday that NHN PlayArt and Dwango's #Compass—Combat Providence Analysis System (#Compass Sentō Setsuri Kaiseki System) online real-time strategy game is launching an animation project. #Compass is a three-versus-three capture the flag-style battle game. Players form teams of th...
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A Herbivorous Dragon of 5,000 Years Gets Unfairly Villainized Series' New Japanese Dub Video Unveils More Cast, Opening Song, January 6 Debut

Yoshino Nanjō, Mariko Miyase, Shuka Saitō join Japanese dub cast ― The official Japanese website for the animated adaptation of Kaisei Enomoto's Yowai 5000-nen no Sōshoku Dragon, Iware Naki Jaryū Nintei (A Herbivorous Dragon of 5,000 Years Gets Unfairly Villainized) novel series began streaming the second promotional video for the Japanese-dubbed version on Saturday. The video reveals more dub cast m...
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Rascal Does Not Dream Sequel Anime to Play in Theaters

Tickets for Rascal Does Not Dream of a Sister Venturing Out, Rascal Does Not Dream of a Knapsack Kid offered ― The staff for the new sequel anime project based on Hajime Kamoshida's Seishun Buta Yarō light novel series announced on Saturday that the project will play in theaters. The sequel anime project will adapt the eighth and ninth novels in the franchise: Rascal Does Not Dream of a Sister Ventur...
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Sony Music Labels: Singer-Songwriter Kiro Akiyama Does Not Face Prosecution

My Hero Academia anime continues playing Akiyama's 'SKETCH' as ending song ― Sony Music Labels announced on Saturday that singer-songwriter Kiro Akiyama had already been released from custody after his November 23 arrest for alleged battery. The company added that Akiyama's legal counsel reported, and it later confirmed, that Akiyama does not face prosecution in the near future. Sony Music Labels sai...

Trigun Stampede Anime's English-Subtitled Main Trailer Reveals Theme Songs, January 7 Debut

Kvi Baba, Salyu, haruka nakamura perform opening, ending songs ― Toho Animation posted the main trailer for the Trigun Stampede anime on Saturday. The English-subtitled video announces and previews the opening and ending theme songs, and it also announces the anime's January 7 premiere. The rapper and singer-songwriter Kvi Baba performs the opening theme song "TOMBI," and singer Salyu and composer ha...
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Like a Dragon: Ishin! Game's New Trailer Highlights Combat

Game ships for PS5/4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PC on February 21 with early access on February 17 ― Sega began streaming a trailer for Like a Dragon: Ishin! (Ryu ga Gotoku Ishin! Kiwami), the new "rebuilt" version of the Ryu ga Gotoku Ishin! PlayStation 3/PlayStation 4 game, on Thursday. The trailer highlights the game's combat. The company also announced that the Digital Deluxe Edition of the game...
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Glacier Bay's Crowdfunding Campaigns for Glaeolia 1 Reprint, Rei Hagiwara's Pandora Manga Reach Goals

Company also reveals Glaeolia will be available in stores in U.S., EU, U.K. ― Glacier Bay Books' crowdfunding campaigns for an English edition of Rei Hagiwara's Pandora manga and for reprints of the first volume of its Glaeolia indie manga anthology series have both reached their goals. THe Pandora campaign has three days left, but the Glaeolia campaign has ended. The company also announced that Glae...
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Comic Market Aims to Move to 120,000 Daily Capacity Next August

Event staff plan to offer tickets for international participants for event later this month ― The official Twitter account for the Comic Market (Comiket) event revealed on Saturday that the Comiket 102 event will be held on August 12-13, 2023. The account also stated the event staff are aiming to raise the attendance capacity of the event to 120,000 people per day, as long as government and local gui...
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Maaya Sakamoto Voices Haruko Akagi in The First Slam Dunk Anime Film

Film opened in Japan on Saturday ― The staff of The First Slam Dunk, the new anime film of Takehiko Inoue's Slam Dunk basketball manga, revealed on Saturday that Maaya Sakamoto voices the character Haruko Akagi in the film. The film stars: Shugo Nakamura as Ryota Miyagi Jun Kasama as Hisashi Mitsui Shin'ichirō Kamio as Kaede Rukawa Subaru Kimura as Hanamichi Sakuragi Kenta Miyake as Takenori Akagi Th...
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Killing Bites Spinoff Manga About Inaba Ends Regular Serialization

Manga spinoff launched in August 2020 ― Hero's Inc.'s Comiple website published the "final" chapter of Kazasa Sumita's Hoshigarisugi Desho!? Inaba-san (Desire Overload, Right Inaba!?) manga on November 25. While the chapter is labeled the "final chapter," the manga's afterword noted that it is only the temporary end of the manga's regular serialization. The manga's third compiled book volume will shi...
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Heaven's Lost Property, Plunderer's Suu Minazuki Starts New Manga in December

Minazuki's slapstick comedy manga to serialize in Monthly Shōnen Ace ― The January 2023 issue of Kadokawa's Monthly Shōnen Ace magazine announced on November 26 that Suu Minazuki will start a new slapstick comedy manga series titled Yūryō Bukken Mō Dame Sō: Furo, Toilet to Tenshi wa Kyōdō Desu (The Superior Manor is Already Hopeless: Sharing a Toilet and Bathtub with an Angel) in the magazine's Febru...
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Japan's Video Game Rankings, November 21-27

Pokémon Scarlet/Violet stays at #1 for 2nd week ― Japan's Game Ranking: November 21-27 Rank System Title Publisher Release Date Weekly Copies Total Copies 1NSwPokémon Scarlet/Violet Nintendo November 18 577,279 3,114,571 2NSwSplatoon 3 Nintendo September 9 39,322 3,407,477 3NSwMinecraft Nintendo June 21, 2018 11,223 2,866,629 4NSwMario Kart 8 Deluxe Nintendo April 28, 2017 11,057 4,917,646 5PS5Horizo...
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Japanese Animation TV Ranking, November 21-27

Violet Evergarden: The Movie aired with 5.1% rating ― Taichi Ishidate and Kyoto Animation's Violet Evergarden: The Movie anime aired on NTV on Friday, November 25 at 9:00 p.m. and earned a 5.1% rating. This week's episode of the new live-action series of Takeshi Natsuhara and Kuromaru's Kurosagi - The Black Swindler manga aired on TBS on Friday, November 25 at 10:00 p.m. and earned a 7.5% rating. Ti...

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Marie Iitoyo Joins Cast of Black Clover: Sword of the Wizard King Anime Film as Original Character

Film debuts in theaters in Japan, on Netflix worldwide on March 31 ― The staff for the Black Clover: Sword of the Wizard King (Black Clover: Mahо̄tei no Ken) anime film revealed on Saturday that actress and model Marie Iitoyo will voice the original character Milly Maxwell (character name romanization not confirmed) in the film. The film will debut worldwide on Netflix and open in theaters in Japan o...

Saint Seiya CG Net Anime Gets 3rd Season

2nd 12-episode season debuted on Crunchyroll on July 31 ― Crunchyroll announced at the CCXP event in Brazil on Thursday that Knights of the Zodiac: Saint Seiya, the CG anime remake of Masami Kurumada's Saint Seiya (Knights of the Zodiac) manga, will get a third season. Crunchyroll will stream the anime in North America, Central America, South America, Europe, Africa, Oceania, the Middle East, and CIS...
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Naoko Yamada, Science Saru's Anime Film Reveals Kimi no Iro Title, Fall 2023 Debut, Teaser Trailer

Reiko Yoshida writes, Kensuke Ushio composes film that follows girl who can see people's emotions as colors ― Science Saru and director Naoko Yamada (K-ON!, The Heike Story, A Silent Voice) confirmed more details on Saturday for the new anime feature film they are working on, including the title, fall 2023 debut, story outline, more staff, and a teaser video. The film is titled Kimi no Iro (Your Colo...
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Inazuma Eleven's Shūya Gōenji Enters Nike's 'Footballverse'

World-renowned players face off in humorous four-minute ad ― Fans worldwide are drawing comparisons between Blue Lock and Japan's Samurai Blue team at the World Cup, but another series has held the attention of sports otaku for years: Inazuma Eleven. Last month, the multimedia franchise made a surprise appearance in a humorous Nike ad. In the commercial, scientists in Geneva, Switzerland, create a "F...
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Beyblade Burst Gets 7th Season Anime Beyblade Burst QuadStrike in Spring 2023

Hasbro streams trailer for new season ― Hasbro unveiled that the seventh season of the Beyblade Burst anime series will be Beyblade Burst QuadStrike. The anime will premiere in spring 2023. The company streamed a trailer: Hasbro describes the story: The stage is set for a masquerade tournament, but the Dark Prince isn't the only belle at this ball! Enter: the masked Blader known as 'Quadra.' Wielding...
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Legend of the Galactic Heroes: Die Neue These - Intrigue ‒ Episode 46

LOGH: DNT - Intrigue shows off a different kind of battle this week as young Julian Mintz shakes up the status quo by "just asking questions."
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Actor Tōru Watanabe Passes Away at 61

Actor in Aesop's World, Children of the Sea anime had septicemia, bacterial gastroenteritis ― The Bungakuza theater company announced on Friday that actor Tōru Watanabe passed away on Monday due to septicemia, or bacterial blood poisoning. Watanabe had symptoms of fever and stomachache on November 20, and he went to the hospital and was diagnosed with bacterial gastroenteritis. He was later diagnosed...
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Sword Art Online Anime 10th Anniversary Book Ships on December 22

Book includes production staff comments, voice actor interview, Asuna cosplay by Love Live! Superstar!!'s Liyuu ― Kadokawa's Dengeki G's Magazine unveiled the cover of its "Sword Art Online 10th Anniversary Book" on Friday. The date (December 2) commemorates Kirito and Asuna's first meeting in Aincrad's first-floor labyrinth. The book will ship in Japan on December 22. The book will bundle a B2-size ...
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Akiba Maid War ‒ Episode 9

It's a festival episode, but in Akiba Maid War terms, that means they'll be a gallon of blood to go with the carnival games.
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Bibliophile Princess ‒ Episodes 8-9

I've said it before, but in case I still need to, Bibliophile Princess is not necessarily doing justice to its source material.
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Smash World Tour Championships 2022, 2023 Events Canceled

Nintendo decided not to license group's events for Super Smash Bros. games ― Smash World Tour (SWT), the organizers of the Smash World Tour Championships for Nintendo's Super Smash Bros. game series announced on Tuesday that it is canceling this year's SWT Championships event and next year's SWT. Nintendo issued an official statement on Thursday, claiming that it notified SWT that it would not licens...
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Lost 90s American Animated Saint Seiya Teaser Finally Unveiled

Lost media documentary YouTuber Ray Mona posts opening animation ― Fresh on the heels of her discovery of the full pilot of the American live-action Sailor Moon TV show, lost media documentary YouTuber Ray Mona unveiled on Thursday the opening animation for an American animated Saint Seiya adaptation. The proposed cartoon, titled Guardians of the Cosmos, was conceived and scrapped during the 1990s. 🚨...
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Mob Psycho 100 III ‒ Episode 9

I thought we were all having a lovely time basking in the fruits of Mob's emotional maturation, and now I have to sit with that for an entire week?
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Quintessential Quintuplets the Movie

Now in U.S. theaters! If you've somehow managed to remain unspoiled about the ending of The Quintessential Quintuplets, then this movie will finally resolve your burning questions...but it could have looked better while doing it. ― If you've somehow managed to remain unspoiled about the ending of The Quintessential Quintuplets, then this movie will finally resolve your burning questions. It does an i...
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JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle R Adds Weather Forecast, Father Pucchi (Final) as Free DLC Characters

Game also adds new stage from JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Stone Ocean ― Bandai Namco Entertainment America began streaming a new trailer on Friday for JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle R, a new version of the JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle fighting game, and it reveals that it has added Weather Forecast and Father Pucchi (Final) from the series' sixth part JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: S...
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Loop8: Summer of Gods Game's Trailer Previews Relationships, Battles

Game launches for Switch, PS4, Xbox One, PC in spring 2023 ― XSEED Games and Marvelous began streaming on Friday a gameplay trailer for the upcoming Loop8: Summer of Gods RPG. The video previews relationships and how they affect battle: The game will launch for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC via Steam in spring 2023. The companies describe the game: A coming-of-age adventure, Loop8:...
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This Week in Games - Chris Pratt Meets The Banana Slamma

The new Mario Bros. movie trailer reignites discussion about Chris Pratt's casting, Balan Wonderland's Yuji Naka is arrested, and Team Ninja teases a return to their classics. ― Welcome back, everyone! Apologies for the sudden absence last week; with Thanksgiving being when it was, it wasn't quite possible to get a column out. So I'm hoping folks had a fun time with people they love. And I'm also hop...
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Yoshitaka Amano's ZAN Anime Project Rebooted as Series

Jaymen Tokyo, Good Win produce project ― Los Angeles-based digital distributor SOZO Comics announced on Thursday that it is producing ZAN, an anime series based on Yoshitaka Amano's DEVA ZAN art. Jaymen Tokyo and Good Win will produce the project. SOZO Comics describes the story of ZAN: It is near the end of Japan's Edo era, a time when the samurai system is rapidly fading away. Zan is one of those s...
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Akio Ohtsuka, Takehito Koyasu Join Cast of Revenger Original TV Anime

Series debuts on January 5 with world premiere this weekend at Anime Frontier event ― The official Twitter account for visual novel developer Nitroplus and distributor Shochiku's Revenger original television anime revealed two more cast members for the series on Friday. Akio Ohtsuka as Kanō Gerald Takehito Koyasu as Jinkurō Isarizawa The series will premiere on January 5. The anime will have an advan...
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Chi, Blood on the Tracks, Sakamoto Days, More Nominated for 68th Shogakukan Manga Awards

13 manga nominated in 4 categories, winners announced on January 18 ― The judging committee of the 68th Shogakukan Manga Awards revealed the nominees for this year's awards. Each winning title will be honored with a bronze statuette and a prize of 1 million yen (about US$9,000). The winners will be announced on January 18. Best Children's Manga Title: Black Channel Author: Satoshi Kisaichi Serialized...
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The Magical Revolution of the Reincarnated Princess Anime Premieres on January 4

― The staff for the television anime of Piero Karasu's The Magical Revolution of the Reincarnated Princess (Tensei Ōjo to Tensai Reijō no Mahō Kakumei) light novel series revealed on Friday that the anime will debut on January 4. The anime will air on AT-X, Tokyo MX, TV Aichi, Kansai TV, and BS11. The show will stream in Japan on Abema. Manaka Iwami plays the role of Euphyllia Magenta, and Sayaka Se...
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Elden Ring, More Games Win PlayStation Partner Awards

Demon Slayer, Yu-Gi-Oh!, Gundam, Resident Evil, more win awards ― Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) revealed the winners of the PlayStation Partner Awards 2022 on Friday. The winners of the PlayStation Partner Awards 2022 are as follows: Grand Award These games are the titles with the biggest worldwide sales between October 2021 and September 2022 that were developed in Japan or Asia. Genshin Impa...
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Kizuna Ai's Kizuna no Allele Anime Reveals Cast, Staff, Visuals, 1st Promo Video

Seires premieres in 2023 ― Entertainment planning company Isaribi Inc. revealed the first promotional video, key visual, main cast and characters, story introduction, and staff on Friday for Kizuna no Allele, the upcoming anime project for virtual YouTuber (VTuber) Kizuna Ai. (The below video has English subtitles that can be toggled on.) Isaribi Inc. describes the story: This is a story about the bo...
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Kodansha USA Licenses The Shape-Shifting Witch's Kiss, Beast #6 Manga

Both manga debut digitally in December ― Kodansha USA Publishing announced on Thursday that it will publish The Shape-Shifting Witch's Kiss and Beast #6 manga digitally in December. Title: The Shape-Shifting Witch's Kiss (Toshi to Mahō wa Kiss Shidai) Author: Maho Funeno Debut Date: December 6 Summary: Tohru has a superpower – he manages to be invisible without any magic at all! In fact, the only one...
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Monster Hunter Rise Debuts on PS5, PS4, Xbox X|S, Xbox One, Windows, Game Pass on January 20

Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak expansion debuts in spring 2023 ― Capcom announced on Thursday that it will release the Monster Hunter Rise game on the PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Windows, and Xbox Game Pass on January 20. The game's Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak expansion will release for these platforms in spring 2023. Capcom is streaming an announcement trailer. Monster ...
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Ablaze Releases Ryo Sumiyoshi's Centaurs Manga in English

1st volume ships in July 2023 ― A representative for the Ablaze publisher confirmed with ANN on Friday that Ablaze will release the first volume of Ryo Sumiyoshi's Centaurs manga on July 11, 2023 in English. The manga's description reads: An epic fantasy adventure set in an alternate medieval Japan, where humans co-exist with the mythic half man/half horse beasts known as centaurs, or "jinba". A wild...
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