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Jujutsu Kaisen Anime Season 2 to Run for Half a Year Without Breaks

2023 season to cover "Kaigyoku/Gyokusetsu," "Shibuya Incident" arcs

Arifureta Author: Fans Can 'Expect' an Epilogue Story

Light novel series ended with 13th volume on Sunday

DMM, Asahi Production Reveal Original TV Anime Giant Beasts of Ars for January 2023

Hina Yomiya, Toshiyuki Morikawa star in series about humans fighting against beasts

'Welcome to Demon School, Iruma-kun' Anime's 3rd Season Previewed in Promo Video

New season debuts on October 8

HIDIVE Streams Vermeil in Gold Anime's English Dub, Reveals Cast

Anime centers on student at magical academy who aims to become master of all magic

This Week in Anime - Is Fuuto PI Accessible to Kamen Rider Newcomers?

Let's say you're interested in Fuuto PI for...reasons but you're not knee-deep in Kamen Rider knowledge? Newcomer Steve teamed up Chris to check out this anime addition to see if it's approachable for newbies.

Our Most Anticipated Anime Of Fall 2022

This season is serving up an appetizing buffet of great anime! What anime are you looking forward to the most? Check out our editorial team's picks right here!

The Fall 2022 Manga Guide

We dive into upcoming November releases with The Wrong Way To Use Healing Magic, the Sasaki and Miyano spinoff Hirano and Kagiura, Embrace Your Size, and more! Sponsored by Yen Press.

The Best and Worst Anime of Summer 2022

Here are the series of the season recommended by our editorial staff (and the ones you should probably avoid).

Interview: Goodbye, Don Glees! Film Director Atsuko Ishizuka

We interviewed Ishizuka about the film's unique setting, cultural differences to look out for, and the likelihood of getting attacked by a bear in the Japanese countryside.
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Thus Spoke Rohan Kishibe GN 1

Hirohiko Araki's self-insert character tackles some unique, self-contained plots apart from JoJo's and its ongoing Stand-battle narratives ― The JoJo's Bizarre Adventure series made a name for itself on regularly-changing casts of characters and expansions of its universe, so an actual spin-off in Thus Spoke Rohan Kishibe seems like a natural choice. And if Hirohiko Araki is to be tasked with produci...
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The Best and Worst of Summer 2022, Sep 16-22

On its way quietly upward, Stepmom's Daughter bumps Devil Part-Timer on its way softly downward. Find out how your favorite shows fared with one week left to the season! ― 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 ranki...
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Coolmic Launches PC Website!

The best digital source for ecchi manga (and even some not so ecchi titles) is finally available on your PC! ― Coolmic, the official digital comics and anime store from Japan, has expanded its platform and is now available for PC as well! Coolmic is a service that started in 2018, distributing popular manga (Japanese comics) and anime to English and French-speaking audiences. Until now, the service w...
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House of the Lost on the Cape

Out on video tomorrow, Kim checks out David Production's supernatural movie about a runaway and an orphan staying in an old house. The House of the Lost on the Cape (or Misaki no Mayoiga in Japanese) shares a similarity in title to The Lost Village (Mayoiga), a somewhat infamous TV anime from 2016 that was distinctive for its hokey portrayal of psychological horror. The House of the Lost on the Cap...
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This Week in Games - We Wanted To Quote Luca Blight And/Or M. Bison, But It All Sounded Too Edgelord-y

Suikoden is coming back with a fresh coat of paint, we get the lowdown on new gameplay in Street Fighter 6, and Tencent (briefly) loses control after laid off Fanbyte employees rebel on social media! ― Hello, everyone! We're in the wake of Tokyo Game Show and the one-two punch of a Nintendo Direct and a Sony State of Play, so it's time to wind down along with summer as we prepare for autumn. I just w...
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Wolf and Red GN

It's classic fairytales with a BL twist! ― There seems to be some confusion about the title of this book. My review copy is labeled Wolf and Red, with the English on the cover reading Wolf and Little BL Red Hood. That's a bit odd, but then the copyright page once again relabels the story: The Wolf and Mr. Little Red Riding Hood. All of them work and get the point across that this is a collection of B...
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Visual Prison

How can you not love vampires competing in a visual kei battle of the bands? ― Man, remember visual kei? It was all the rage among anime fans in the late 90's and 00's, back when I first got into the hobby. Fans discussed bands like Malice Mizer and Dir en Grey right alongside their favorite series despite them not having any obvious connection, and the cross-dressing singer Mana, a major influence i...
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Peter Grill and the Philosopher's Time Anime Season 2's Videos Preview Theme Songs

isekaijoucho performs "Kurenazumu Yakusoku" opening, Hilcrhyme performs "Koigokoro" ending ― The official website for Peter Grill to Kenja no Jikan Super Extra, the second television anime season based on Daisuke Hiyama's Peter Grill and the Philosopher's Time (Peter Grill to Kenja no Jikan) manga, began streaming two new promotional videos for the anime on Wednesday. While both videos feature the sa...

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Upcoming Mob Psycho 100 Fanbook Teases Information About Reigen's Past Love Life

Manga creator ONE answers Q&A for November 17 book ― Shogakukan's Ura Sunday web manga service began streaming a comic strip by ONE on Wednesday to promote the upcoming Mob Psycho 100 III anime. The short strip includes an announcement for an official fanbook shipping on November 17, which will include a Q&A with ONE that promises to answer some of the lingering questions fans have about the series.....
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The Reincarnation Of The Strongest Exorcist In Another World Anime Unveils More Cast, New Visual

Akari Kitō, Yui Ogura join cast of January 2023 anime ― The official website for The Reincarnation Of The Strongest Exorcist In Another World, the anime of Kiichi Kosuzu's Saikyō Onmyōji no Isekai Tenseiki (A Record of the Strongest Onmyōji's Reincarnation to Another World) light novel series, unveiled new cast members and a new visual on Wednesday. The new cast members include: Akari Kitō as Maybell...
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Shadowverse Flame Anime's Video Previews New Opening Song

Idol group NEWS performs "Tick-Tock" song for 'Shadowverse Team Competition' arc ― The official website for the television anime of Cygames, Inc.'s Shadowverse card battle smartphone game unveiled a new promotional video and visual for Shadowverse Flame, the second anime in the franchise, on Wednesday. The video reveals and previews the anime's new opening theme song "Tick-Tock" by NEWS. The new song...
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Live-Action 'And Yet, You Are So Sweet' Film Casts Rihito Itagaki

Itagaki plays Chigira's romantic rival Sōma Tezuka in March 2023 film ― The official website for the live-action film of Kujira Anan's And Yet, You Are So Sweet (Na no ni, Chigira-kun ga Amasugiru) manga revealed on Wednesday that Rihito Itagaki (Lonely Castle in the Mirror's Subaru, live-action The Promised Neverland's Norman) joins the cast as Sōma Tezuka — a Maaya's classmate who has a crush on he...
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takt op. Smartphone Game Launches Next Spring

Game unveils new video, characters voiced by Hina Tachibana, Hisako Tōjō ― The staff for Bandai Namco Arts and DeNA's takt op. (pronounced "takt opus") project announced during a live stream on Monday that the takt op. Unmei wa Akaki Senritsu no Machi o game will launch in spring 2023 on iOS and Android devices. The game's website unveiled a new promotional video for the game on Monday. In addition, ...
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Life-Sized Spheal Finally Rolls into North America

The adorable round Pokémon can be yours for US$449.99 ― The life-sized Spheal plush that stole so many hearts back in July is now available through the Pokémon Center's North America online shop. The Pokémon English Twitter account announced on Monday that the plush has rolled into the Pokémon Center. Get ready to Roll Out with the Trainer-Sized Spheal Poké Plush from Pokémon Center!Now available: ht...
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North American Anime, Manga Releases, September 25-October 1

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Mugen Train Arc, Yuki Yuna is a Hero anime; Thus Spoke Rohan Kishibe, Lazy Dungeon Master manga ship ― Anime Releases Title Publisher Suggested Retail Price Date Beelzebub BDPlease Discotek Media US$59.95 September 27 Code-E BDCite Media Blasters US$29.99 September 27 Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Mugen Train Arc BDAnimeNewsNetwork Crunchyroll/Funimation US$29.98 Septe...
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One Piece's Transponder Snails Turn Into Fashionable AirPod Pro Cases

CASETiFY opens collaboration electronics accessory line on October 5 ― The Hong Kong-based CASETiFY phone accessory company announced opened priority access to its One Piece collaboration line on Monday. The lineup includes smartphone and AirPod cases, MacBook sleeves, a water bottle, and more. The most striking product in the lineup is the Golden Transponder Snail 3D AirPods Pro Case, which reproduc...
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Anya Hypes Spy×Family Anime's Return in Adorable 3D Billboard Ad

Anime's 2nd part premieres on October 1 ― The second half of the SPY×FAMILY anime is just around the corner, and to remind you all of it, the series has a prominent 3D billboard ad spot right now at the Cross Shinjuku Vision, Shinjuku Alta Vision, and Newno GS Shinjuku Vision screens in Tokyo. The ever-adorable Anya shows up to ask viewers to check out the broadcast; the ad also plays footage from th...
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Engage Kiss ‒ SEASON FINALE

Engage Kiss succumbs to its own pointlessness in its final act, concluding with all the triumph and finality of a wet noodle slapping against a kitchen wall.
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Lupin III Gang Drives Through McDonald's in Anime Ad

Lupin can't remember Fujiko's order, but fortunately Goemon knows how to use the McDonald's app ― Lupin, Jigen, and Goemon approach a McDonald's drive-thru. Lupin can't remember Fujiko's order, but fortunately Goemon has remembered to use the new mobile order Drive Thru function on the McDonald's Japan app. That's the plot of Lupin III's latest collaboration ad with McDonald's that the fast food outl...
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Eminence in Shadow Series Gets iOS, Android, PC Game

Game launches this year ― Daisuke Aizawa's The Eminence in Shadow (Kage no Jitsuryokusha ni Naritakute!) light novel series is inspiring a game titled Kage no Jitsuryokusha ni Naritakute! Master of Garden (The Eminence in Shadow: Master of Garden) for iOS, Android, and PC in 2022. The series is getting a television anime that will premiere on October 5 on the AT-X (at 10:30 p.m. or 9:30 a.m. EDT), To...
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King of Fighters XV Game's Video Reveals Team Samurai DLC

Haohmaru, Nakoruru, Darli Dagger debut on October 4 ― SNK began streaming a trailer on Tuesday for its The King of Fighters XV game, and it reveals the fourth DLC team, Team Samurai. The characters include Haohmaru (voiced by Daiki Nakamura), Nakoruru (voiced by Mai Nakahara), and Darli Dagger (voiced by Yu Kobayashi) from SNK's Samurai Shodown. Team Samurai will debut on October 4. SNK released the ...
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Yōko Nogiri Launches New Manga in November

Love triangle story follows girl whose divorced parents have remarried ― This year's November issue of Kodansha's Dessert magazine revealed on Saturday that Yōko Nogiri (Those Not-So-Sweet Boys, That Wolf-Boy is Mine!) is launching a new manga in the magazine's January 2023 issue in November. The story follows a girl whose divorced parents have remarried after eight years. Her handsome big brother an...
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Thus Spoke Rohan Kishibe GN 1

Hirohiko Araki's self-insert character tackles some unique, self-contained plots apart from JoJo's and its ongoing Stand-battle narratives ― The JoJo's Bizarre Adventure series made a name for itself on regularly-changing casts of characters and expansions of its universe, so an actual spin-off in Thus Spoke Rohan Kishibe seems like a natural choice. And if Hirohiko Araki is to be tasked with produci...
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Uma Musume Franchise's New Short Anime Series Uma Yuru Premieres on October 16

1st 3 episodes debut on YouTube simultaneously ― The official website for the Uma Musume Pretty Derby franchise announced on Tuesday that Uma Yuru, the franchise's new short anime, will debut on October 16 at 9:00 p.m. JST on YouTube. The first three episodes will premiere simultaneously, and future episodes will stream weekly at 9:00 p.m. on Sundays. The cast of new and returning characters includes...
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Yuu Watase's Fushigi Yūgi: Byakko Senki Manga Returns in Fall 2023

Manga returns in Monthly Flowers magazine after going on hiatus in 2018 ― The November issue of Shogakukan's Monthly Flowers magazine announced on Wednesday that Yuu Watase's Fushigi Yūgi: Byakko Senki manga will return in fall 2023. The same November issue of Monthly Flowers published a new one-shot for Watase's Fushigi Yugi manga. Watase had confirmed on Twitter last year the new one-shot was not c...
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Love Live! Superstar!! Season 2 ‒ Episode 10

Wien remains the most aesthetically powerful character Love Live! has ever introduced, and I love everything about this gothic middle school ballerina.
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Classroom of the Elite II ‒ SEASON FINALE

And thus the second season of Classroom of the Elite ends with my favorite kind of final episode.
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HIDIVE Streams Vermeil in Gold Anime's English Dub, Reveals Cast

Anime centers on student at magical academy who aims to become master of all magic ― HIDIVE will begin streaming the English dub for the television anime of Kōta Amana and Yōko Umezu's Vermeil in Gold (Kinsō no Vermeil: Gakeppuchi Majutsushi wa Saikyō no Yakusai to Mahō Sekai o Tsukisusumu) manga on Tuesday at 12:30 p.m. EDT. The dub cast includes: Mike Haimoto as Alto Monica Rial as Vermeil Kira Vin...
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The Maid I Hired Recently Is Mysterious ‒ Episode 9

Nakashima seems cute (I'm a sucker for a girl with sharp teeth), and there are some insights and interesting lessons to be gained from her character.
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EA, Omega Force's Collaboration Game Gets Title, Date for Reveal Trailer

― EA Originals and Koei Tecmo Games' Omega Force studio revealed the title of its upcoming hunting game Wild Hearts on Tuesday. The companies will begin streaming a reveal trailer for the game on Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. EDT or 11:00 p.m. JST. EA Originals announced on September 12 that it has partnered with Koei Tecmo Games' Omega Force studio to produce a new hunting game set in "fantasy feudal Jap...
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Record of Ragnarok Manga Gets New Spinoff About Jack the Ripper

Keita Iizuka launches new manga on October 25 ― The November issue of Coamix's Comic Zenon magazine revealed on Saturday that Shinya Umemura, Ajichika, and Takumi Fukui's Record of Ragnarok (Shūmatsu no Walküre) manga will have a new spinoff manga titled Shūmatsu no Walküre Kitan - Jack the Ripper no Jikenbo (Record of Ragnarok Mystery - The Case Files of Jack the Ripper). Keita Iizuka is drawing the...
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DMM, Asahi Production Reveal Original TV Anime Giant Beasts of Ars for January 2023

Hina Yomiya, Toshiyuki Morikawa star in series about humans fighting against beasts ― DMM and Asahi Production revealed a new original television anime series on Tuesday titled Giant Beasts of Ars (Ars no Kyojū). The anime will debut in January 2023. Art director Isamu Kamikokuryo (Final Fantasy game series, The Diofield Chronicle) drew the below teaser visual for the anime. Akira Oguro (Namu Amida B...
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Keiko Iwashita Launches New Romance Manga in October

Museru Kurai no Ai wo Ageru centers on opposites-attract relationship between musician, aspiring designer ― The November issue of Kodansha's Dessert magazine revealed on Saturday that manga creator Keiko Iwashita will launch a new manga titled Museru Kurai no Ai wo Ageru (I'll Give You Enough Love to Choke On) in the magazine's December issue in October. Iwashita posted a visual for the manga on her ...
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Yakuza Lover's Nozomi Mino Launches New Manga on December 23

Mino recently ended Yakuza Lover manga in June ― The November issue of Shogakukan's Cheese! magazine revealed on Saturday that Nozomi Mino will launch a new manga in the magazine's February issue on December 23. The magazine did not reveal any further details about the manga. Mino launched the Yakuza Lover (Koi to Dangan, seen right) manga in Shogakukan's Premium Cheese! magazine in March 2018, befor...
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Yūichi Hasegawa Launches New Crossbone Gundam Manga About Karras

Manga launches on October 26 ― The November issue of Kadokawa's Gundam Ace magazine revealed on Monday that Yūichi Hasegawa will launch a new manga in his Mobile Suit Crossbone Gundam series titled Mobile Suit Crossbone Gundam Karras in the magazine's next issue on October 26. The manga will focus on the titular character Karras, an agent of the Jupiter Empire. The official Twitter account for the Mo...
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Fuuto PI Manga Gets Stage Play This Winter

Stage play runs from December 2022 to January 2023 ― Toei announced on Monday that the Fūto Tantei manga is getting a stage play adaptation. Fūto Tantei The STAGE will run in Tokyo and Osaka from the end of December 2022 through January 2023. The play's initial cast members include Masanari Wada as Shotaro Hidari, and Tsubasa Kizu as Philip (both pictured above). Nobuhiro Mori is directing the stage ...
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Japanese Animation TV Ranking, September 12-18

A Whisker Away film earns 1.8% rating ― Junichi Sato and Tomotaka Shibayama's A Whisker Away anime film aired on TV Tokyo on Sunday, September 18 at 10:00 p.m. and earned a 1.8% rating. Title Station Date Time Length Average Household Rating Sazae-san Fuji TV September 18 (Sun) 18:30 30 min. 7.7 Detective Conan NTV September 17 (Sat) 18:00 30 min. 6.3 Chibi Maruko-chan Fuji TV September 18 (Sun) 18:...
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Hypnosis Mic -Division Rap Battle- side D.H & B.A.T Manga Launches New Series

New series titled Hypnosis Mic -Division Rap Battle- side D.H & B.A.T+ (Plus) ― This year's October issue of Kodansha's Shonen Magazine Edge announced on September 15 a new manga in the Hypnosis Mic franchise titled Hypnosis Mic -Division Rap Battle- side D.H & B.A.T+ (Plus). The manga will launch in the magazine's November issue, which will ship on October 17. With a teaser tagline that says, "The l...
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'Goodbye, Don Glees!' Anime Film Crosses $86,000 at U.S. Box Office

Film earned US$86,610 in 416 theaters from September 14-22 ― Box Office Mojo lists that Atsuko Ishizuka and Madhouse's original anime film Goodbye, Don Glees has earned US$86,610 in theaters in the United States. The film screened in about 416 theaters from September 14 to September 22. The film will screened in Japanese with English subtitles on September 14 and 20, and screened with an English dub ...

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Yumi Unita's Proceed With Crescendo Manga Gets Live-Action TV Shorts

Bunny Drop creator's high school choir story gets 5-minute episodes debuting on October 17 ― NTV announced on Tuesday that Yumi Unita's Crescendo de Susume (Proceed With Crescendo) manga is inspiring a short live-action adaptation that will premiere within NTV's ZIP! morning news program on October 17 at 7:53 a.m. The series will air a new five-minute episode every weekday. The manga is set in a high...
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One Piece Film Red Stays at #1 for 8th Weekend, Delicious Party Precure Film Opens at #3

Eiga Delicious Party♡Precure Yume Miru ♡ Okosama Lunch film debuts at #3 with 367 million yen ― The One Piece Film Red anime stayed at #1 for a eighth straight weekend at the Japanese box office. The film earned 358,051,530 yen (about US$2.47 million) from Friday to Sunday, and sold 259,000 tickets over the weekend. The film has sold a total of 11.26 million tickets, and has earned a cumulative total...
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Fans Bid Farewell to Akihabara's Iconic GiGO Arcade #4

After a day-long countdown that ended at 8 p.m., the owners thanked fans for their loyal support over 11 years ― The GiGO (formerly Sega) Akihabara Arcade #4 formally closed on Sunday, marking yet another milestone in the long-term decline of Japan's arcade culture. Fans have documented the closing ceremony across social media; the photos and videos indicate that an impressive crowd gathered to celeb...
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Perfect World's Rie Aruga Launches New Koboreru Yoru ni Manga

Manga centers on 2 high schoolers raised in an orphanage together ― Rie Aruga (Perfect World) launched a new manga titled Koboreru Yoru ni (Shelter of Love) in this year's November issue of Kodansha's Kiss magazine on Saturday. The story follows Yoru and Tenjaku (English name romanization not confirmed), who have both grown up in an orphanage. Yoru went to the orphanage at the age of 10 after sufferi...
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Evangelion Composer Shiro Sagisu Directs Genshin Impact Concert

Genshin Impact YouTube channel streams free online concert on October 2 ― HoYoverse announced on Monday that the Genshin Impact game will hold the "Genshin Concert 2022" global online concert on October 2. Anime and film composer Shiro Sagisu (Evangelion, Bleach, Shin Godzilla) will serve as the music director in partnership with the Hollywood Chamber Orchestra. Eímear Noone (Overwatch, Hearthstone) ...
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The Best and Worst of Summer 2022, Sep 16-22

On its way quietly upward, Stepmom's Daughter bumps Devil Part-Timer on its way softly downward. Find out how your favorite shows fared with one week left to the season! ― 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 ranki...
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Prima Doll Anime Gets 4-Part 'Kinetic Novel' in 2023

Kinetic novel to feature prequels, sequels ― The official website of Visual Arts/Key's mixed media project Prima Doll announced on Saturday that the anime will get a four-part kinetic novel. The first three parts will debut in 2023, and the fourth part will launch in 2024. The kinetic novel will feature new scenarios, visuals, and music. The first part will be a novel version of a prequel that featur...
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Coolmic Launches PC Website!

The best digital source for ecchi manga (and even some not so ecchi titles) is finally available on your PC! ― Coolmic, the official digital comics and anime store from Japan, has expanded its platform and is now available for PC as well! Coolmic is a service that started in 2018, distributing popular manga (Japanese comics) and anime to English and French-speaking audiences. Until now, the service w...
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HIDIVE to Stream Bibliophile Princess Anime

Anime premieres on October 6 ― HIDIVE announced on Monday that it will exclusively stream the television anime of Yui and Satsuki Shiina's Bibliophile Princess (Mushikaburi-hime) light novel series this fall. Sentai Filmworks will release the anime on home video. The anime will premiere on October 6 on AT-X, Tokyo MX, Kansai TV, and BS NTV. Tarou Iwasaki (Ryoko's Case File, One Week Friends, Sweetnes...
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Voice Actor Takahiro Sakurai Confirms His Marital Status to Press

Sakurai responded "Yes" when asked Bunshun asked if he was married to a former voice actress ― Talent agency Intention confirmed on Friday that a media report regarding voice actor Takahiro Sakurai is accurate. The Weekly Bunshun tabloid reported earlier the same day that Sakurai responded "Yes" when asked if he was married to a former voice actress. The agency stated that it was Sakurai's wish not t...

HIDIVE to Stream Akiba Maid War Anime

Anime premieres on October 6 ― HIDIVE announced on Monday that it will exclusively stream Cygames and P.A. Works' original television anime Akiba Maid War (Akiba Meido Sensō) this fall. Sentai Filmworks will release the anime on home video. HIDIVE describes the story: Akihabara is the center of the universe for the coolest hobbies and quirkiest amusements. In the spring of 1999, bright-eyed Nagomi Wa...
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House of the Lost on the Cape

Out on video tomorrow, Kim checks out David Production's supernatural movie about a runaway and an orphan staying in an old house. The House of the Lost on the Cape (or Misaki no Mayoiga in Japanese) shares a similarity in title to The Lost Village (Mayoiga), a somewhat infamous TV anime from 2016 that was distinctive for its hokey portrayal of psychological horror. The House of the Lost on the Cap...
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Viral One-Punch Man Mobile Game Ad Delivers Fistful of Cringe

Saitama performs a rap in what appears to be a parody of the Dunkaccino meme ― A cheesy live-action ad for the new One-Punch Man: The Strongest mobile game, which launched its English version last Thursday, has been making the rounds on Twitter, Reddit, and YouTube last week. The ad features a rapping Saitama and appears to be a parody of the Dunkaccino meme from the 2011 Jack and Jill film starring ...
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Kawaisugi Crisis Manga Gets TV Anime in 2023

Visual unveiled for SynergySP's anime of Mitsuru Kido's manga ― A new official website and Twitter account opened on Tuesday to announce that Mitsuru Kido's Kawaisugi Crisis (Too Cute Crisis) manga is getting a television anime in 2023. SynergySP will produce the anime. The sci-fi comedy follows Liza Luna, who has been dispatched to Earth by the space empire Azatos. At first, she thought that it woul...
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E3 In-Person Event Returns on June 13-16 with Separate Business/Gamer Days

Business Days on June 13-15, Gamer Days on June 15-16 ― The Entertainment Software Association (ESA) announced on Monday that it will partner with event production company ReedPop to bring back the in-person E3 event on June 13-16, 2023. E3 Business Days will take place from June 13-15, and will be reserved for industry personnel. E3 Gamer Days will be on June 15-16, and they will take place in a dif...
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One Piece Film Red Tops Ponyo as #6 All-Time Anime Film in Japan

Film has earned 15.7 billion yen in Japan ― The One Piece Film Red anime sold 11.26 million tickets for 15.7 billion yen (about US$109 million) as of Monday, thus surpassing Studio Ghibli and Hayao Miyazaki's Ponyo anime film (15.5 billion yen or about US$108 million) to become the #6 all-time highest-earning anime film in Japan. It is now also the #11 all-time highest-earning film in Japan. The film...
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FUUTO PI ‒ Episode 9

Even with this uneven last part, I'll say this was the strongest arc for FUUTO PI yet, mostly because of the ways it showed off connections between characters, especially Shotaro and Philip themselves.
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Parallel World Pharmacy ‒ SEASON FINALE

This is honestly a perfectly serviceable season finale for Parallel World Pharmacy; I just wish that this last adventure of the season had a little more weight to it. A little more bite.
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Delicious Party Precure ‒ Episodes 28-29

While Narcistoru's final battle is the true meat of these two episodes, the girls' trip to the CooKingdom is a lovely bit of fluff that manages to still have some serious plot points thrown in.
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'Welcome to Demon School, Iruma-kun' Anime's 3rd Season Previewed in Promo Video

New season debuts on October 8 ― The official Twitter account for the television anime of Osamu Nishi's Welcome to Demon School, Iruma-kun (Mairimashita! Iruma-kun) manga began streaming a promotional video on Monday for the show's third season. The video previews Fantastics From Exile Tribe's opening theme song "Girigiri Ride it Out" (On the Edge Ride it Out). New cast members include: Junko Takeuch...
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New Sorcerous Stabber Orphen Anime Gets 3rd Season Adapting 'Urban Rama Arc' in January 2023

Daisuke Ono, Shiki Aoki join cast ― The official website for the new television anime of Yoshinobu Akita's Sorcerous Stabber Orphen (Majutsushi Orphen Haguretabi) light novel series revealed that the anime is getting a third season titled Majutsushi Orphen Haguretabi: Urban Rama-hen (Urban Rama Arc). The anime will debut in January 2023. New cast members for the new season include Daisuke Ono as Ed a...
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Koji Yamamura's Dozens of Norths Anime Film Wins Ottawa Int'l Animation Fest Award

Atsushi Wada's "Bird in the Peninsula," Sumito Sakakibara's "lizuna Fair" also win prizes ― The Ottawa International Film Festival (OIAF) announced on Saturday that Koji Yamamura's Dozens of Norths (Ikuta no Kita) anime film has won the Grand Prize for Feature Animation award this year. Atsushi Wada's "Bird in the Peninsula" ("Hantō no Tori") animated short won the Grand Prize for Short Animation and...
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My Dress-Up Darling Manga Tops 7.5 Million in Circulation

Manga's 10th volume special edition bundles acrylic diorama ― Publishing company Square Enix announced on Saturday that Shinichi Fukuda's My Dress-Up Darling (Sono Bisque Doll wa Koi wo Suru) manga has reached 7.5 million copies in circulation as of the manga's 10th volume, which released on Saturday. Square Enix also published the My Dress-Up Darling television anime official fanbook (pictured below...
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World Trigger Anime's 2nd, 3rd Seasons Get English Dub

Toei Animation streams clip from anime's English dub ― Toei Animation's official YouTube channel announced on Friday that the second season and third season of the World Trigger anime will get an English dub that will be available digitally "soon." The company's YouTube channel began streaming a clip from the dub. The third season of the anime premiered in October 2021 on TV Asahi's NUMAnimation prog...
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Oni: Thunder God's Tale Animated Show Releases on Netflix on October 21

Tonko House's CGI series features scripts by Mari Okada ― Netflix announced on Wednesday that the California-based studio Tonko House's Oni: Thunder God's Tale CGI animated series will debut on October 21. Oni: Thunder God's Tale will star: Momona Tamada, Archie Yates, Craig Robinson, Tantoo Cardinal, Brittany Ishibashi, Omar Miller, Anna Akana, Charlet Takahashi Chung, Miyuki Sawashiro, Yuki Matsuza...
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Boys Be… Manga Artist Hiroyuki Tamakoshi Reports Cancer Diagnosis

Tamakoshi started 4 months of chemotherapy last week ― Manga creator Hiroyuki Tamakoshi announced on Twitter on September 14 that he has been diagnosed with stage 3 cancer, and would begin four months of chemotherapy the next week. He noted that the serialization of his new manga based on Mobile Suit Gundam 0080: War in the Pocket will go on hiatus due to the chemotherapy, but he plans to resume it s...
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'The Fruit of Evolution: Before I Knew It, My Life Had It Made' Sequel Anime Casts Tomokazu Sugita

Sugita voices new character Vitor in January 2023 show ― The official website for the anime of Miku and U35's Shinka no Mi ~Shiranai Uchi ni Kachigumi Jinsei~ (The Fruit of Evolution ~Before I Knew It, My Life Had It Made~) light novel series revealed a new cast member and a new visual on Saturday for The Fruit of Evolution: Before I Knew It My Life Had It Made Season 2 (Shin Shinka no Mi ~Shiranai U...
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Frontwing Reveals New Ginka Game for 2023 PC Release

Writer Asta Konno, artist Yusano return from ATRI: My Dear Moments for new project ― Visual novel developer Frontwing revealed a new game project titled Ginka on Saturday. The game will debut on PC in 2023. Asta Konno will be in charge of planning and penning the scenario, while Yusano will draw the character designs. Both also worked in the same capacity on Frontwing's previous project ATRI: My Dear...
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Japan's Video Game Rankings, September 12-18

Dragon Quest X Offline Switch, PS4, PS5 versions debut at #2, #3, #4 ― Japan's Game Ranking: September 12-18 Rank System Title Publisher Release Date Weekly Copies Total Copies 1NSwSplatoon 3 Nintendo September 9 506,610 2,441,290 2NSwDragon Quest X Offline: Mezameshi Itsutsu no Shuzoku Square Enix September 15 143,836 143,836 3PS4Dragon Quest X Offline: Mezameshi Itsutsu no Shuzoku Square Enix Septe...
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Love Live! Franchise Gets 1st Stage Musical With Original Story, Characters in December

School Idol Musical production centers on 2 rival schools ― The official website for the Love Live! franchise announced School Idol Musical, the franchise's first stage musical, on Monday. The production will run at the New National Theatre in Tokyo on December 10 to 15, and at the Umeda Arts Theater in Osaka on January 23 to 29, 2023. Kōki Kishimoto is directing the production, penning the script, a...

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Arifureta Author: Fans Can 'Expect' an Epilogue Story

Light novel series ended with 13th volume on Sunday ― Author Ryo Shirakome stated in the endnote for the 13th and final volume of their Arifureta - From Commonplace to World's Strongest (Arifureta Shokugyō de Sekai Saikyō) light novel series on Sunday that readers and fans can "expect" an epilogue story for the franchise. However, he did not provide further specific details. Shirakome noted that he "...
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Kakegurui's Homura Kawamoto Launches New Fantasy Manga on October 21

Porter of Heroes follows former baggage carrier embarking on solo adventure ― The October issue of Square Enix's Gangan Joker magazine revealed on Thursday that Homura Kawamoto and Ryō Yajima will launch a new manga titled Yūsha Party no Nimotsu Mochi (Porter of Heroes or The Hero Party's Pack Mule) in the magazine's next issue on October 21. Kawamoto is penning the story, while Yajima is drawing the...

Jujutsu Kaisen Anime Season 2 to Run for Half a Year Without Breaks

2023 season to cover "Kaigyoku/Gyokusetsu," "Shibuya Incident" arcs ― The official website for the Jujutsu Kaisen television anime revealed on Sunday that the anime's second season will air for two cours (quarters of a year) for a continuous half-year run.The anime will adapt both the "Kaigyoku/Gyokusetsu" arc and the "Shibuya Incident" arc. The site also unveiled a new visual for the second season, ...
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My First Times with Suwa-san Manga Ends on October 21

Romantic comedy launched in August 2020 with English release by Comikey ― The October issue of Square Enix's Gangan Joker magazine revealed on Thursday that Yasuka Manuma's My First Times with Suwa-san (Hajimete no Suwa-san) manga will end with its next chapter in the magazine's next issue on October 21. Comikey publishes the manga digitally in English, and it describes the story: Yamanaka Suguru alw...
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This Week in Games - We Wanted To Quote Luca Blight And/Or M. Bison, But It All Sounded Too Edgelord-y

Suikoden is coming back with a fresh coat of paint, we get the lowdown on new gameplay in Street Fighter 6, and Tencent (briefly) loses control after laid off Fanbyte employees rebel on social media! ― Hello, everyone! We're in the wake of Tokyo Game Show and the one-two punch of a Nintendo Direct and a Sony State of Play, so it's time to wind down along with summer as we prepare for autumn. I just w...
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Chiruran: Shinsengumi Requiem Manga to End in 2 Volumes

Mangamo publishes manga in English about Shinsengumi ― Manga creator Eiji Hashimoto revealed on his Twitter account on September 14 that his and Shinya Umemura's Chiruran: Shinsengumi Requiem (Chiruran: Shinsengumi Chinkon-ka) manga will end with the manga's 36th compiled book volume. The manga's 34th volume shipped on Tuesday. The manga began its final arc with the 32nd volume on January 20. Umemura...
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Jack Jeanne Game Gets New Novel in November

Shin Towada pens novel with art by franchise's character designer Sui Ishida ― This year's 43rd issue of Shueisha's Young Jump magazine announced on Thursday that the Jack Jeanne game, Broccoli's collaboration project with Tokyo Ghoul manga creator Sui Ishida, will have a new novel spinoff by Shin Towada. Ishida is drawing new illustrations for this novel shipping on November 17. Towada already previ...
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Wolf and Red GN

It's classic fairytales with a BL twist! ― There seems to be some confusion about the title of this book. My review copy is labeled Wolf and Red, with the English on the cover reading Wolf and Little BL Red Hood. That's a bit odd, but then the copyright page once again relabels the story: The Wolf and Mr. Little Red Riding Hood. All of them work and get the point across that this is a collection of B...
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One Piece ‒ Episode 1034

Watching a mutated reindeer suplex a punk rock brontosaurus is what anime is all about, baby.
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Naruto to Boruto: Shinobi Striker Game Adds Konohamaru as 31st DLC Character

Character will be 3rd in new 5th season pass ― This year's 43rd issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine revealed on Monday that Konohamaru Sarutobi (from Boruto) will be the third character in the fifth season pass for the Naruto to Boruto: Shinobi Striker game. The character will be the 31st overall DLC character for the game and will launch "soon." The fifth season pass will add five new ch...

Me & Roboco Anime Shorts Reveal Staff, December 4 Premiere

Each episode to be 5 minutes long ― This year's 43rd issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine revealed on Monday that the television anime based on Shūhei Miyazaki's Me & Roboco (Boku to Roboko) manga will premiere on December 4 at 24:30 (effectively December 5 at 12:30 a.m.) on TV Tokyo and its affiliate channels. Each episode will be five minutes long. The magazine also revealed the show's s...
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A Couple of Cuckoos ‒ Episode 22

Episode 22 is a return to Cuckoos's usual "inoffensively fine" quality, though with a few noticeable highlights.
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ONIMAI: I'm Now Your Sister! Anime Reveals Theme Song Artists

P Maru-sama, cosplayer Enako collaborate on opening song ― The live-streamed "TOHO 10th Year Anniversary" event revealed on Sunday the opening and ending theme songs' artists for the ONIMAI: I'm Now Your Sister! anime. Multi-genre entertainer P Maru-sama and cosplayer Enako are collaborating to perform the opening theme song "Identeitei Meltdown," while the "Onimai Sisters" (the main characters' voic...
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Call of the Night ‒ Episode 12

After nearly a full season celebrating silly bouts of nocturnal hedonism, Call of the Night digs under its own skin and bares the beating heart of depression at its core.
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When Will Ayumu Make His Move? ‒ SEASON FINALE

This last episode of Ayumu was much the same as every other episode that came before it, and lord knows if I will be able to remember anything about this show come this time next Tuesday.
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Lycoris Recoil ‒ SEASON FINALE

Lycoris Recoil's most constant concept has been its celebration of life as lived, and thus the place Chisato and the others ultimately arrive at here, and the notes the series closes out on, feel earned.
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Waccha PriMagi! Game Launches New Project in November

Waccha PriMagi Studio teased with video ― The Pretty Series franchise's "Pretty Live!~All for One!!!~" event announced on Saturday that the Waccha PriMagi! arcade game is launching a new project titled Waccha PriMagi Studio in November. The Waccha Primagi! game's official website and Twitter account will provide more details in the future. The game's accompanying anime is the latest television anime ...
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Love Live! School Idol Festival 2 Miracle Live! Game Announced for Smartphones

Game features 4 groups, all songs from franchise ― The closing ceremony for the "Love Live! School Idol Festival Series Fan Appreciation Festival 2022" announced the Love Live! School Idol Festival 2 Miracle Live! game for iOS and Android devices on Sunday. In the latest game, users can play every song in the franchise so far. Its story will feature the four groups μ's, Aqours, Nijigasaki High School...
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BlazBlue Game Series Creator, Producer Toshimichi Mori Retires from Arc System Works

Game designer has been at Arc System Works for 20 years BlazBlue fighting game series creator and producer Toshimichi Mori announced on Twitter on Sunday that he has retired from Arc System Works after working for the company for 20 years. Mori thanked the company, the staff, and all the players who supported him during his time at Arc System Works, adding he hopes to continue to deliver games to ...
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Exception Anime's Opening Video Features Theme Song by Ryuichi Sakamoto

Opening video reveals additional staff ― The Netflix Tudum Japan livestream event on Sunday revealed the Exception anime's opening video featuring the theme song composed by prolific film score composer and musician Ryuichi Sakamoto (The Last Emperor, The Wings of Honneamise, Appleseed). Netflix had previously announced that Sakamoto was composing the score for the anime. The series is based on a new...
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The Seven Deadly Sins: Grudge of Edinburgh Part I Film Streams New Trailer

Anime film debuts on Netflix in December ― The Netflix Tudum Japan livestream event revealed a new trailer 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, on Sunday. Netflix also revealed a key visual for the film. The anime fi...
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Wit Studio, Tow Ubukata's Moonrise Anime's Trailer Reveals 2024 Premiere, Staff, Key Visual

Hiromu Arakawa, Ayumi Yamada design characters; Ryo Awasaki composes music ― The Netflix Tudum Japan livestream event revealed a trailer for anime studio WIT Studio and author Tow Ubukata's upcoming Moonrise project on Sunday that announced its 2024 release window. Netflix also revealed the anime series' staff and key visual. Hiromu Arakawa (Fullmetal Alchemist, Silver Spoon, The Heroic Legend of Ars...
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Junji Ito Maniac: Japanese Tales of the Macabre Anime Reveals January 19 Debut, More Cast

Rie Suegara, Yumiri Hanamori, Tomokazu Sugita, more join cast ― The Netflix Tudum Japan livestream event on Sunday revealed more cast members for Junji Ito Maniac: Japanese Tales of the Macabre, a new anime based on horror manga artist Junji Ito's various stories. The event also revealed the anime will debut on Netflix on January 19, 2023. Introducing new cast members and stills from 4 of the 20 stor...
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Aggretsuko Anime's 5th, Final Season Launches on Netflix in February 2023

Cast, staff return for final season about Retsuko running for office ― The Netflix Tudum Japan livestream event on Sunday revealed that the fifth season of the Aggretsuko anime will premiere in February 2023. The new season will be the final season of the anime. The new season will focus on Retsuko running for office. Rareko is returning to direct the fifth season at Fanworks, and the anime's cast is...
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Way of the Househusband Anime Gets 2nd Season in January 2023

New season will feature returning cast, staff ― The Netflix Tudum Japan livestream event on Sunday revealed that the anime adaptation of Kousuke Oono's The Way of the Househusband (Gokushufudō manga is getting a second season that will premiere in January 2023. The new season will feature a returning staff and cast. Tatsu is back! The Way of the Househusband Season 2 hits Netflix January 2023!#TUDUM ...
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Gudetama: An Eggcellent Adventure Series' 1st Trailer Reveals December 13 Premiere

Yuko Hara performs theme for live-action, CG hybrid series ― The Netflix Tudum Japan livestream event on Sunday revealed a new trailer for Gudetama: An Eggcellent Adventure (Gudetama: Haha wo Tazunete Donkurai), a new live-action and CG hybrid series based on Sanrio's famous lazy character Gudetama. The trailer reveals the series will debut on Netflix worldwide on December 13. The trailer also previe...
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Make My Day Anime Film Reveals Cast, Mecha Design, February 2023 Debut

Masaomi Yamahashi, Ayahi Takagaki, more star in film ― The Netflix Tudum Japan livestream event on Sunday revealed that the Make My Day anime film will release on Netflix in February 2023. The event also revealed the main cast, new screenshots, and a mechanical design image for the two-legged robot Casper. Yasuo Ohtagaki provided the original design and Shoji Kawamori finalized the design. Here's you...
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Netflix Reveals My Daemon Animated Series from Writer Hidetaka Adachi

Thai studio Igloo Studio animates series ― The Netflix Tudum Japan livestream event on Sunday revealed a new animated series titled My Daemon (Boku no Daemon). Hidetaka Adachi aka Otsuichi (Exception, Oblivion Island: Haruka and the Magic Mirror, Summer Ghost) is writing the animated series at the Thai animation studio Igloo Studio. Nat Yoswatananont is directing the series. The series takes place in...

Takashi Miike Directs Anime of Onimusha Game Series

Anime from Sublimation to use late actor Toshiro Mifune as model for Miyamoto Musashi ― The Netflix Tudum Japan event on Sunday revealed that CAPCOM's Onimusha game franchise is getting an anime adaptation that will stream on Netflix. Famed director Takashi Miike (live-action Ichi the Killer, Blade of the Immortal, Crows Zero, JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Diamond Is Unbreakable, Terraformars) will serve...

Baku Yumemakura's Onmyōji Novels Get 1st Anime Adaptation on Netflix in 2023

Soubi Yamamoto directs anime ― The Netflix Tudum Japan livestream event on Sunday revealed that Baku Yumemakura's Onmyōji novels are getting their first anime series adaptation. The anime will premiere worldwide on Netflix in 2023. Soubi Yamamoto (Meganebu!, This Boy/Kono Danshi series) is directing the anime, and Natsu Hashimoto (Oshiete Hokusai!: The Animation) and Yuiko Katō (Agū: Tensai Ningyō) a...
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Aniplex Festival Online 2022 Roundup

All our Aniplex Festival Online 2022 coverage in one place. ― Aniplex's annual Online Festival, Aniplex Online Fest, was held on September 24 at 12:00 p.m. JST. The event featured information, announcements and trailers from over 20 anime series and featured live music performances. The event was in both English and Japanese, featuring hosts Sally Amaki and Hisanori Yoshida. You can still view the f...
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