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The Wolf Never Sleeps GN 1

The Wolf Never Sleeps stands out among isekai in one interesting respect: hero Lacan doesn't come from our world, but another fantasy world, and one with rather more game-like elements than the one he journeys to. ― Isekai is certainly still in its dime-a-dozen phase of popularity, but that doesn't mean that there aren't attempts to do something new with the genre. Although Shienbishop's The Wolf Nev...
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Crunchyroll Expo 2022 - Unveiling Secrets with the Cast of Classroom of the Elite Season 2

Voice actors Shoya Chiba and Yurika Kubo shared their experiences of reprising their roles as Ayanokoji and Kushida for the second season of Classroom of the Elite. ― Before season two of Classroom of the Elite comes to a close, a conversation between voice actors Shoya Chiba (Kiyotaka Ayanokoji) and Yurika Kubo (Kikyo Kushida) about their thoughts on the series thus far was played at Crunchyroll Exp...
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Crunchyroll Expo 2022 - Interview With BONES President Masahiko Minami

At Crunchyroll Expo, we checked in with BONES president Masahiko Minami. Does he know that Reigen has become an internet sex symbol? ― At Crunchyroll Expo, we checked in with BONES president Masahiko Minami to see how things are going with the studio lately. We also asked him opinions on everyone's favorite conman Reigen. Does Minami know that Reigen has become an internet sex symbol? ANN: The last t...
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Crunchyroll Expo 2022 - Let's Talk Art with A Couple of Cuckoos

Cuckoos creator Miki Yoshikawa and voice actress Akari Kitō share their perspectives on (and drawings of) the character Erika Amano from A Couple of Cuckoos in a prerecorded video for Crunchyroll Expo. ― A Couple of Cuckoos creator Miki Yoshikawa and voice actress Akari Kito spoke to attendees at the Hime Stage at Crunchyroll Expo. In their pre-recorded video, they both reflected on the story and sha...
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The ANN Aftershow - Eyes, Legs or... What will Riko Choose?

The past and present collide this week as we learn what became of the Ganja corps Three Sages and their ties to the village. Eyes, Legs or... What will Riko Choose? The past and present collide this week as we learn what became of the Ganja corps Three Sages and their ties to the village. Plus: Get the lowdown on Crunchyroll Expo and a ton of new anime that are coming soon! The ANN After Show airs...
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Lonely Castle in the Mirror Novel

At the risk of being too personal, I lived this story. I don't mean now; I mean that as a seventh grader I experienced many of the same things that protagonist Kokoro did, and from that perspective I can say that this book gets it absolutely right. ― At the risk of being too personal, I lived this story. I don't mean now; I mean that as a seventh grader I experienced many of the same things that prot...
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I'll Never Be Your Crown Princess! GN 1

Yes, it's another isekai title, but hear me out before you run screaming into the night – it's from a type of isekai that we don't get very often in print releases in English: raunchy for an intended female audience. ― Yes, I'll Never Be Your Crown Princess is another isekai title, but hear me out before you run screaming into the night – it's from a type of isekai that we don't get very often in pri...
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Stalemate GN

Yes, you read the synopsis right: the main, five-chapter story in Toomi Aoyama's single-volume book Stalemate is a romance between a guy and his older uncle. ― Yes, you read the synopsis right: the main, five-chapter story in Toomi Aoyama's single-volume book Stalemate is a romance between a guy and his older uncle. That's going to be an immediate turn off for some readers, and while I wish I could s...
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Harem Camp! Manga Gets AnimeFesta Anime in October

Miu Yuzuhara, Yuka Hinata, Mashiro Kazahana, Ren Sagami, Masahito star in October 2 anime ― Yuuki HB's Harem Camp! manga is getting an AnimeFesta (formerly ComicFesta Anime and Anime Zone) television anime on October 2. An official website opened, and it unveiled the cast and staff. The anime will premiere on Tokyo MX and BS11 on October 2, and the AnimeFesta service will stream the series around mid...
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The Wolf Never Sleeps GN 1

The Wolf Never Sleeps stands out among isekai in one interesting respect: hero Lacan doesn't come from our world, but another fantasy world, and one with rather more game-like elements than the one he journeys to. ― Isekai is certainly still in its dime-a-dozen phase of popularity, but that doesn't mean that there aren't attempts to do something new with the genre. Although Shienbishop's The Wolf Nev...
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The Prince of Tennis II: U-17 World Cup #6 [rate]
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Guilty Gear -Strive-'s Bridget Affirms Her Trans Identity In New Arcade Mode Footage

Bridget joined the game as a DLC character on Monday ― Arc System Works' Guilty Gear -Strive- fighting game launched its "Season 2" DLC on Monday, featuring its sixth playable DLC character Bridget. Bridget is a popular recurring character in the series, a crossdressing nun who wields a mean yo-yo. She first debuted in Guilty Gear X2 as a boy presenting as female due to a negative superstition in her...
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Uncle From Another World ‒ Episode 4

Will Takafumi and his uncle be able to overcome their individual preconceptions and come to accept the women who love them? Maybe. But not before some serious character growth first.
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Harem in the Labyrinth of Another World #6 [rate]
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Crunchyroll Expo 2022 - Unveiling Secrets with the Cast of Classroom of the Elite Season 2

Voice actors Shoya Chiba and Yurika Kubo shared their experiences of reprising their roles as Ayanokoji and Kushida for the second season of Classroom of the Elite. ― Before season two of Classroom of the Elite comes to a close, a conversation between voice actors Shoya Chiba (Kiyotaka Ayanokoji) and Yurika Kubo (Kikyo Kushida) about their thoughts on the series thus far was played at Crunchyroll Exp...
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My Stepmom's Daughter Is My Ex #6 [rate]
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Crunchyroll Expo 2022 - Interview With BONES President Masahiko Minami

At Crunchyroll Expo, we checked in with BONES president Masahiko Minami. Does he know that Reigen has become an internet sex symbol? ― At Crunchyroll Expo, we checked in with BONES president Masahiko Minami to see how things are going with the studio lately. We also asked him opinions on everyone's favorite conman Reigen. Does Minami know that Reigen has become an internet sex symbol? ANN: The last t...
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Made in Abyss: The Golden City of the Scorching Sun #6 [rate]
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Splatoon 3 Game Reveals Deep Cut, Table Turf Battles, Tricolor Turf Wars

Video previews new weapons, stages, Splash Tags, Locker Room, more ― Nintendo posted a Direct stream for Splatoon 3, the latest entry in its Splatoon shooter series, on Wednesday. The presentation introduces Deep Cut, a new musical trio consisting of Shiver, Frye and Big Man. The stream previews an "Anarchy Splatcast" and "Anarchy Rainbow" music video by Deep Cut. In addition, the game will have new ...
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Demon Slayer: The Hinokami Chronicles Game Adds Nezuko's Advanced Demon Form, Group Battles

Free update, paid character DLC launches on Wednesday ― Sega announced on Wednesay that it has released Nezuko Kamado (Advanced Demon Form) as paid DLC for its Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba - The Hinokami Chronicles (Kimetsu no Yaiba: Hinokami Keppūtan) game. In addition, a new free update adds Group Battles, which allows up to eight people to join a room and play matches against each other. Custome...
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McDonald's Japan Offers Doraemon Desserts

Ramune milkshakes, chocolate banana pies available until early September ― Ever wonder what Doraemon would taste like if he was liquified and turned into a milkshake? No? Just me then? Well, the answer is apparently Ramune. Now through early September, McDonald's Japan is selling two Doraemon-themed desserts. The first is a blue-colored, ramune-flavored milkshake. The other is a chocolate banana pie....
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Overlord IV ‒ Episode 6

The question powering this story is not so much “will Ainz survive?” but rather “will anyone else?”
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Crunchyroll Expo 2022 - Let's Talk Art with A Couple of Cuckoos

Cuckoos creator Miki Yoshikawa and voice actress Akari Kitō share their perspectives on (and drawings of) the character Erika Amano from A Couple of Cuckoos in a prerecorded video for Crunchyroll Expo. ― A Couple of Cuckoos creator Miki Yoshikawa and voice actress Akari Kito spoke to attendees at the Hime Stage at Crunchyroll Expo. In their pre-recorded video, they both reflected on the story and sha...
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Smile of the Arsnotoria #6 [rate]
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Love Live! Superstar!! Season 2 ‒ Episode 4

What happens when an unstoppable tsundere meets an immovable kuudere? A pair of disaster girlfriends, that's what.
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Tokyo Mew Mew New ‒ Episode 6

It's the combined earnestness of the girls, along with Mint's clear effort to stop making Zakuro uncomfortable and annoyed, that really gets through to the star.
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Uncle From Another World #4 [rate]
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Love Flops Anime's 5 Main Voice Actresses Perform Ending Song

Miku Itō, Ayana Taketatsu, Rie Takahashi, Hisako Kanemoto, Marika Kōno perform "Flop Around" song ― Kadokawa revealed on Wednesday that the voice actresses for the five heroines of the Renai Flops (Love Flops) original television anime project will perform the anime's ending theme song "Flop Around." The voice actresses include Miku Itō, Ayana Taketatsu, Rie Takahashi, Hisako Kanemoto, and Marika Kōn...
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Detective Conan: The Culprit Hanzawa Anime Casts Inori Minase as Pometarō

Minase plays Hanzawa's pet in October Detective Conan spinoff ― The official website for the television anime of Mayuko Kanba's Detective Conan: Hannin no Hanzawa-san (Detective Conan: The Culprit Hanzawa) manga revealed on Wednesday that Inori Minase will play Hanzawa's pet Pometarō (seen below). Shōta Aoi will play the titular protagonist Hanzawa-san. The anime will premiere in October. Netflix wil...
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'Danjo no Yūjō wa Seiritsu Suru? (Iya, Shinai!!)' Romcom Novels Get Anime

Nana Nanana, Parum's novels about boy-girl friendship that blossoms into romance ― Kadokawa announced on Wednesday that Nana Nanana and Parum's Danjo no Yūjō wa Seiritsu Suru? (Iya, Shinai!!) (Can a Boy-Girl Friendship Hold Up? (No, it Can't!!)) light novel series has an anime in the works. The announcement did not specify a format for the anime. Parum drew the below illustration to celebrate the ani...
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My One-Hit Kill Sister Anime Reveals Cast, Staff, 2023 TV Premiere

Yuki Sakakihara, Haruka Shiraishi, Ami Koshimizu star in anime about siblings transported in fantasy world ― The official website for My One-Hit Kill Sister, the anime of Konoe's Isekai One Turn Kill Nee-san: Ane Dо̄han no Isekai Seikatsu Hajimemashita (One Turn Kill Sister in Another World: I Started Living in Another World with My Older Sister) light novels, revealed the anime's cast, staff, and 20...

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Isekai Shōkan wa Nidome Desu TV Anime Confirmed With Main Lead, Main Staff

Shunichi Toki plays lead Setsu; Motoki Nakanishi directs at Studio Elle ― Futabasha confirmed the television anime of Kazuha Kishimoto's Isekai Shōkan wa Nidome Desu (Summoned to Another World for a Second Time) light novel series on Wednesday. The announecment also revealed the anime's lead cast member, staff, and a teaser visual. Shunichi Toki plays protagonist Setsu in the anime. Motoki Nakanishi ...
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Live-Action Boy's Abyss Series Reveals Main Cast

Towa Araki, Hinako Kitano, Miyu Honda, Natsuki Hori, Rena Matsui, Reiko Kataoka, Sōkō Wada star ― The official website for the live-action series of Ryo Minenami's Boy's Abyss (Shōnen no Abyss) "suicide love story" manga revealed the series' main cast members on Wednesday. The cast members, including the previously announced Towa Araki, are: Towa Araki as Reiji Kurose Hinako Kitano as Nagi Aoe Miyu H...
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The ANN Aftershow - Eyes, Legs or... What will Riko Choose?

The past and present collide this week as we learn what became of the Ganja corps Three Sages and their ties to the village. Eyes, Legs or... What will Riko Choose? The past and present collide this week as we learn what became of the Ganja corps Three Sages and their ties to the village. Plus: Get the lowdown on Crunchyroll Expo and a ton of new anime that are coming soon! The ANN After Show airs...
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Live-Action My Broken Mariko Film's Trailer Shows Shiino, Mariko's Past

Film opens in Japan on September 30 ― The official website for the live-action film adaptation Waka Hirako's My Broken Mariko manga began streaming a new trailer for the film on Wednesday. The trailer intersperses scenes of Shiino's present day with her and Mariko's past. Mei Nagano (top left in image above) stars as protagonist Shiino. Yuki Tanada is directing the film after penning the script with ...
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Children of the Whales Manga Ends in 23rd Volume

Abi Umeda's manga launched in 2013, inspired TV anime in 2017 ― The September issue of Akita Shoten's Monthly Mystery Bonita magazine revealed on Friday that Abi Umeda's Children of the Whales (Kujira no Kora wa Sajō ni Utau) manga will end in its 23rd volume. The manga's 22nd volume will ship on August 16. The manga approached its climax in February 2020. Viz Media is releasing the manga, and it des...
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Mari Okazaki Launches New Manga About Embryologist on October 3

Manga is tentatively titled Mizuiro Haibaiyōshi ― The combined 36th and 37th issue of Shogakukan's Big Comic Spirits magazine revealed on Monday that Mari Okazaki will launch a new manga tentatively titled Mizuiro Haibaiyōshi (Light Blue Embryologist) in the magazine's 44th issue on October 3. The manga's story will depict the workplace drama of an embryologist and infertility treatment specialist. O...
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Masaharu Noritsuke Launches New Afro Tanaka Manga on October 24

New manga is tentatively titled My Home Afro Tanaka ― The combined 36th and 37th issue of Shogakukan's Big Comic Spirits magazine revealed on Monday that Masaharu Noritsuke will launch a new series in his long-running Afro Tanaka manga story tentatively titled My Home Afro Tanaka in the magazine's 47th issue on October 24. The manga series centers around the quirky life of an Afro-haired young man na...
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Chronicles of the Going Home Club's Kuroha Launches New Manga

Datenshi-ron manga launches on September 2 ― The September issue of Shueisha's Jump SQ. magazine revealed on August 4 that Kuroha will launch a new comedy manga titled Datenshi-ron (Fallen Angel's Theory) in the magazine's next issue on September 2. Kuroha launched the Kitakubu Katsudō Kiroku (Chronicles of the Going Home Club) manga on Square Enix's Gangan Online website in August 2011, and ended it...
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Dropkick on My Devil! X #6 [rate]
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Blade Runner: Black Lotus Anime's Sequel Comic Book Mini-Series Posts Trailer

Nancy Collins, Emid Balam launch 4-issue mini-series on Wednesday ― Titan Comics unveiled a trailer on Monday for the first issue of the comic book sequel to the Blade Runner: Black Lotus anime series. The comic will release on Wednesday, after originally being slated for June 1. Junggeun Yoon, Creees Lee, Concept Art, and Mico Suayan designed different cover art for the first issue of the mini-serie...

Guilty Gear -Strive- Game Launches 2nd Season Pass, 6th DLC Character Bridget

Game crosses 1 million copies in circulation ― Arc System Works announced on Monday that it has launched the "Season 2" DLC for its Guilty Gear -Strive- fighting game as well as its sixth playable DLC character Bridget. The company began streaming a character trailer on Monday. The company also announced that the game has crossed 1 million copies in circulation. It began streaming a music video for t...
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Udon Entertainment Licenses Robotics;Notes, Record of the Lodoss War: The Crown of the Covenant Manga

Also: Giga Town manga, artbooks ― Udon Entertainment announced in July that it has licensed the Robotics;Notes, Record of Lodoss War: The Crown of the Covenant, and Giga Town manga. The company will also release Devil May Cry 5 Official Art Works in December, Nioh & Nioh 2 Official Art Works in January 2023, Atelier Ryza Ever Darkness & The Secret Hideout Official Visual Collection and Atelier Ryza 2...
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Lonely Castle in the Mirror Novel

At the risk of being too personal, I lived this story. I don't mean now; I mean that as a seventh grader I experienced many of the same things that protagonist Kokoro did, and from that perspective I can say that this book gets it absolutely right. ― At the risk of being too personal, I lived this story. I don't mean now; I mean that as a seventh grader I experienced many of the same things that prot...
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Tokyo Mew Mew New #6 [rate]
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Madoka Magic's Soul Gems Make for Atmospheric Lamps

Other Madoka Magica items include a pair of footstools and a pair of rugs that sport the witches' cute-yet-creepy art style ― With the Puella Magi Madoka Magica anime celebrating its 10th anniversary and a new movie on the horizon, here comes a pair of table lamps shaped like Madoka and Homura's soul gems from Useless Use Laboratory. Much larger than the transformation items we see in the series, the...
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Pokémon: The Arceus Chronicles 4-Episode Special Streams on Netflix on September 23

Special debuts in English at Pokémon World Championships on August 19 ― The Official Pokémon YouTube Channel began streaming a trailer for Pokémon: The Arceus Chronicles (Pocket Monster: Kami to Yobareshi Arceus), a four-episode special of the Pokémon Master Journeys: The Series anime, and it reveals that the special will begin streaming on Netflix worldwide except Asia on September 23. The special w...

Delicious in Dungeon Manga Gets TV Anime by Studio Trigger

Ryōko Kui's manga launched in February 2014 ― Ryōko Kui's Delicious in Dungeon (Dungeon Meshi) manga is getting a television anime by Studio Trigger. An official website and Twitter account opened for the anime on Wednesday, and they unveiled a visual: Yen Press licensed the manga, and it describes the story: What do you get when you cross dungeon adventures and food manga? You get Delicious in Dunge...
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Singer-Songwriter Yoshifumi Ushima Passes Away

Ushima performed theme songs for G Gundam, H2 anime ― Singer-songwriter Yoshifumi Ushima passed away on August 7 because his esophageal varices ruptured due to chronic liver cirrhosis. He was 55. His funeral is a private burial at his and his family's request. Ushuma was born on September 9, 1966. Ushima performed, arranged, and wrote lyrics for both opening theme songs for the G Gundam anime, as wel...
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Family Battle 2vs2 Arena Game Launches on Steam Early Access

Kodansha Game Creator's Lab launches 2v2 co-op battle action game by indie developer nekogameteacher ― Kodansha Game Creator's Lab, Kodansha's indie game creator support project, announced on Saturday that it has launched its new Family Battle 2vs2 Arena game on Steam Early Access. The 2v2 co-op battle action game has an Attacker and Support character on each team. Attackers use melee attacks while S...
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Vermeil in Gold #6 [rate]
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This 4-Foot-Tall Berserk Statue Can Be Yours for $1500

This is no ordinary figure; it's both giant and super expensive. ― This past weekend, Japanese figure maker Prime 1 Studio announced it would be releasing a new figure of Guts from the ever-popular manga Berserk. However, this is no ordinary figure; it's both giant and super expensive. The “Guts Berserker Armor Unleashed Edition” figure features Guts clad in the Berserker Armor standing on a pile of ...
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Yurei Deco ‒ Episode 6

This episode provides some much-needed characterization for the Detective Club as well as clearer narrative stakes for the story.
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Voice Actor Hiroshi Ohtake Passes Away at 90 Due to Acute Heart Failure

Ohtake voiced 004 in Cyborg 009, Boss in Mazinger Z ― Talent management agency 81 Produce announced on Tuesday that voice actor Hiroshi Ohtake passed away on August 1 due to acute heart failure. He was 90. His family held a private funeral on Monday. Some of Ohtake's most notable roles include Koike from Obake no Q-Taro, 004 in Cyborg 009, Sanpei in Speed Racer, Parman No. 2 in Perman, Boss is Mazing...
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Classroom of the Elite II ‒ Episode 6

This week, Horikita puts what she has learned from Ayanokoji into action—well, kind of.

One Piece Film Red Opens at #1 With 2.25 Billion Yen

Kingdom II drops to #4, Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero stays at #10 ― The One Piece Film Red anime film ranked at #1 in the Japanese box office in its opening weekend. The film sold 1.58 million tickets and earned 2.254 billion yen (about US$16.7 million) in its first two days. The film earned 78% more in its first two days than the previous film One Piece Stampede did in its first three days (One Pie...

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Live-Action Sonic the Hedgehog 3 Film Opens on December 20, 2024

― The official Twitter account for Paramount Pictures' live-action Sonic the Hedgehog film series announced on Monday that the third film in the series will open on December 20, 2024. Paramount Pictures studio announced in May 2020 that it was producing a sequel to the 2020 Sonic the Hedgehog film, with Jeff Fowler returning as director, and Pat Casey and Josh Miller as returning scriptwriters. Neal...
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Chickip Dancers Anime Gets 2nd Season on September 27

Natsuki Hanae, Yui Ishikawa, Erino Yumiki return in anime of San-X characters ― Japanese stationery company San-X announced on Tuesday that the television anime series based on its Chickip Dancers mascot characters will have a second season that will premiere on NHK Educational on September 27. Each episode will be five minutes long again. Natsuki Hanae and Yui Ishikawa return as the cast members for...
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CyberConnect2 President Hiroshi Matsuyama's Chaser Game Manga Gets Live-Action Series

Series about game industry premieres on September 8 ― TV Tokyo announced on Tuesday that it is producing a live-action series adaptation of CyberConnect2 president Hiroshi Matsuyama's Chaser Game manga. The series will premiere on TV Tokyo and other channels on September 8, and on BS TV Tokyo and BS TV Tokyo 4K on September 13. Keisuke Watanabe (live-action Fullmetal Alchemist sequels, Black Night Pa...
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Voice Actor Natsuki Hanae Shares a Wholesome Moment With His Daughter

The popular voice actor sings "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star" with one of his toddler daughters ― Voice actor Natsuki Hanae, who is best known for playing Tanjiro in Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, became the doting father of twin daughters in September 2020. Last Thursday, he shared a particularly adorable moment with one of his daughters: a recording of the two of them singing the Japanese lyrics o...
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Upset Fans Get Type-Moon Creators to Change Their Comiket Plans

The group originally planned to sell one of three new books exclusively at the physical event, without mail order options ― Kinoko Nasu and Takashi Takeuchi may be the founders of Type-Moon and creators of the Fate/stay night franchise, but they still have their own little doujinshi-making group called the “BAMBOO BROOM.” On Sunday, they planned to have a table at Comiket and sell three books compris...
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Mei Higuchi's Boku ga Kotaeru Kimi no Nazotoki Manga Ends

Manga adaptation of Kyōsuke Kamishiro's novels launched in July 2021 ― The September issue of Kadokawa's Monthly Comic Dengeki Daioh magazine published the final chapter of Mei Higuchi's Boku ga Kotaeru Kimi no Nazotoki (I'll Answer Your Mystery) manga on July 27. The manga adapts Kyōsuke Kamishiro's novels of the same name. The novel centers on a mystery-solving pair: Rinne Akegami, a girl who can s...
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Crunchyroll Expo 2022 - Crunchyroll-Hime's Cosplay Cup

It was an event full of glitter, ruffles, and amazing armor at this year's Crunchyroll-Hime Cosplay Cup! ― After two years of being a strictly virtual event, the Crunchyroll Hime Cup is back with a physical presence at Crunchyroll Expo 2022. Hosted by Mario Bueno (@emp_maniac) and Linda Le (@VampyBitMe), the Hime Cup showcases dozens of cosplay finalists from all around the world. Before the contesta...
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Love's in Sight!'s Uoyama Launches New Manga on August 3

Hinata-san, Hoshino desu. manga centers on relationship between reliable guy, shut-in girl ― The combined 36th and 37th issue of Kodansha's Weekly Shonen Magazine launched a new manga titled Hinata-san, Hoshino desu. (Miss Hinata, It's Me, Hoshino) by Uoyama on Wednesday. The manga is also available on Kodansha's Magazine Pocket website. The manga's story begins one month after the start of high scho...
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'86' Kids Take Time Off War For Summer Pop-Up Store

Dakimakura covers show off the contrast between their uniforms & beachwear ― The characters of the 86 anime series are fighting in a seemingly perpetual war, but even child soldiers deserve a break sometimes. The Marui department stores in Shinjuku and Hakata will hold a summer-themed pop-up store this month and next, featuring the members of the Spearhead Squadron in slightly different attires from ...
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Lycoris Recoil Original Anime Gets Manga in September

Yasunori Bizen draws adaptation of anime about girl assassins ― The September issue of Kadokawa's Comic Flapper magazine revealed on Friday that Shingo Adachi's original television anime Lycoris Recoil will have a manga adaptation that will launch in the magazine's next issue on September 5. Yasunori Bizen is drawing the manga. The anime premiered on July 2. Crunchyroll is streaming the anime as it a...
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Kaguya-sama: Love is War's Aka Akasaka Holds Audition for Artist for New Manga

Winner gets to be artist in new manga Akasaka will write ― This year's combined 36th and 37th issue of Shueisha's Young Jump magazine revealed on Thursday that the magazine is running auditions for a new manga artist, with an opportunity to work with Kaguya-sama: Love is War creator Aka Akasaka on a new manga. The magazine is seeking submissions of prior work from artists who want to participate, wit...

Pac-Man Gets Live-Action Film

Wayfarer Studios, Bandai Namco Entertainment, Lightbeam Entertainment's Chuck Williams produce ― The Hollywood Reporter reported on Monday that Pac-Man is getting a live-action film by Bandai Namco Entertainment and Justin Baldoni and Steve Sarowitz' Wayfarer Studios. The film is in development. Lightbeam Entertainment's Chuck Williams (live-action Sonic the Hedgehog) is credited for the original ide...
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Live-Action Rent-A-Girlfriend Show Casts Ryōsuke Sato as Umi Nakano

Sato plays character on date with Chizuru ― The staff for the live-action series of Reiji Miyajima's Rent-A-Girlfriend (Kanojo, Okarishimasu) manga announced on Sunday that Ryōsuke Sato stars in the show as Umi Nakano, a handsome young man. Kazuya meets Umi while the latter is on a date with Chizuru. Kodansha Comics is publishing the manga in English, and it describes the story: You can rent a girlfr...

Crunchyroll Streams Sing 'Yesterday' for Me Anime's English Dub

Anime premiered in Japan in April 2020 ― Crunchyroll began streaming the English dub for the television anime of Kei Toume's Sing "Yesterday" for Me (Yesterday o Utatte) manga on Wednesday. The dub cast includes: Aaron Campbell as Rikuo Uozumi Jill Harris as Haru Nonaka Michelle Rojas as Shinako Morinome Dallas Reid as Rou Hayakawa Jerry Jewell as Kinoshita Lee George as Takanori Fukuda Caitlin Glass...
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Voice Actors Pay Tribute to Late Veteran Kenji Utsumi in Documentary Film

Voice actor best known for Raoh in Fist of the North Star passed away in 2013 ― Kenji Utsumi, the voice actor best known for Raoh in Fist of the North Star, passed away in 2013. A documentary film tracing his life and work, titled Sono Koe no Anata e (To You Who Owns That Voice), will open in Japan on September 30. So far, a dozen voice actors have announced their involvement in the film. The newest ...
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Hollywood Live-Action Root Letter Film Posts Trailer

Film opens in select theaters in New York, Los Angeles; digitally on VOD on September 1 ― Entertainment Squad began streaming the trailer for the live-action film adaptation of Kadokawa Games' √Letter (pronounced "Root Letter") game on Wednesday. Shaked Berenson's Entertainment Squad has acquired worldwide rights to the film and will launch international sales at the Toronto International Film Festiv...
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The Quintessential Quintuplets Gets 3rd Console Game in 2023

Previous game based on latest film launched on June 2 ― MAGES. announced on Sunday that it is developing a new game based on the The Quintessential Quintuplets (Gotōbun no Hanayome) franchise that will debut in 2023. The game will be the third console game for the franchise. The staff streamed a video to commemorate the announcement: MAGES. previously developed the Gotōbun no Hanayome ~Natsu no Omoid...
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SNK Develops New Fatal Fury/Garou Fighting Game Title

1st entry in iconic series in more than 2 decades since 1999 ― SNK announced during the Evo fighting game tournament on Sunday that it is working on a new installment of its Fatal Fury fighting game series, the first in more than two decades since the last installment. The announcement video featured new art, as well as featuring Terry Bogard's theme music from Garou: Mark of the Wolves. Fatal Fury (...
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'Play It Cool, Guys' Anime's Character Promo Video, Visual Highlight Takayuki Mima

Yuichiro Umehara plays Takayuki Mima in October anime ― The official website for the television anime adaptation of Kokone Nata's Play it Cool, Guys (Cool Doji Danshi) manga revealed on Sunday a character promotional video and visual that highlight Takayuki Mima: The anime premiere in October, and will star: Chiaki Kobayashi as Hayate Ichihara Kouki Uchiyama as Shun Futami Yuichiro Umehara as Takayuk...
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Blue Orchestra Anime Premieres in Spring 2023

Visual unveiled ― NHK announced on Monday that the television anime of Makoto Akui's Ao no Orchestra (The Blue Orchestra) manga will premiere on NHK E in spring 2023. The company also unveiled a visual: Jun Sakata (To Your Eternity) will be the anime's production supervisor and chief producer. Indonesian publisher Elex Media has released the manga, and it describes the story: In the fall of his third...
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Aru Asa Dummy Head Mike ni Natteita Ore-kun no Jinsei ASMR Anime Casts Tomokazu Sugita

Sugita plays Ore-kun, who is reincarnated into microphone ― The official Twitter account for the original television anime Aru Asa Dummy Head Mike ni Natteita Ore-kun no Jinsei (My Life After I Became a Dummy Head Microphone One Morning) announced on Monday that Tomokazu Sugita will play Ore-kun, who was reincarnated into a dummy head microphone. He will later get reincarnated into a bicycle saddle, ...
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I'll Never Be Your Crown Princess! GN 1

Yes, it's another isekai title, but hear me out before you run screaming into the night – it's from a type of isekai that we don't get very often in print releases in English: raunchy for an intended female audience. ― Yes, I'll Never Be Your Crown Princess is another isekai title, but hear me out before you run screaming into the night – it's from a type of isekai that we don't get very often in pri...
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Cardfight!! Vanguard will+Dress #6 [rate]
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RWBY: Ice Queendom ‒ Episode 6

All of the building blocks are in place for our main characters to go through some major relationship developments, so now we just have to see how everything plays out.
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The Vampire Dies in No Time Anime's 2nd Season Reveals Promo Video, Cast, January 2023 Premiere

Ayumu Murase plays Mikazuki ― The official website for the television anime of Itaru Bonnoki's The Vampire Dies in No Time (Kyūketsuki Sugu Shinu) manga revealed on Sunday a teaser promotional video, visual, cast member, and January 2023 premiere for the show's second season. Ayumu Murase will play Mikazuki, a dhampir who has come to Shin-Yokohama to exterminate vampires. Hiroshi Koujina (Grenadier, ...

Ranking of Kings Anime Gets Special Episode in 2023

Episode titled Yūki no Takarabako ― The official Twitter account for the television anime of Sōsuke Tōka's Ranking of Kings (Ōsama Ranking) manga announced on Sunday that the anime will get a special episode titled Ōsama Ranking: Yūki no Takarabako (Ranking of Kings: Treasure Chest of Couage) in 2023 on Fuji TV's noitaminA programming block. The episode will tell a story that has not been seen in the...
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Parallel World Pharmacy ‒ Episode 5

Sure, Farma has that magical aptitude that so many fictional doctors have where he just so happens to be an expert in every medical field all at once, but you know what he isn't an expert in? Economics.
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Classroom of the Elite II #6 [rate]
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Mob Psycho 100 Anime Season 3 Unveils Title Sequence, October 5 Premiere

MOB CHOIR performs anime's opening song "1," ending theme song "Cobalt" ― The official website for Mob Psycho 100 III, the third season of the television anime of ONE's Mob Psycho 100 manga, began streaming the anime's opening title sequence on Sunday. The title sequence features the anime's opening theme song "1" by MOB CHOIR, and also reveals the anime's October 5 premiere date on Tokyo MX and BS F...
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FUUTO PI ‒ Episode 2

A lot of the steps of this story seem predicated on waiting to arrive at those key points in episodes, and FUUTO PI is dragging its feet a bit in getting there.
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My Isekai Life #7 [rate]
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Delicious Party Precure ‒ Episode 22

Takumi's in the very awkward position of knowing a lot more than any of the girls but not knowing how to deal with it all.
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Break of Dawn Anime Film Reveals Parents' Cast

Kana Hanazawa, Yoshimasa Hosoya, Kenjiro Tsuda join cast of October sci-fi film ― The staff for the anime film of Tetsuya Imai's Break of Dawn (Bokura no Yoake) manga announced the cast members for the parents of Yūma and Kaori on Monday. The newly announced cast members are (from left to right in the images above): Kana Hanazawa as Haruka Sawatari, Yūma's mother Yoshimasa Hosoya as Ryō Sawatari, Yūm...
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1st The [email protected] Cinderella Girls Game Shuts Down After 12 Years in March 2023

Game launched in 2011 as spinoff The [email protected] franchise ― The official website for Bandai Namco Entertainment's The [email protected] franchise announced on Monday that the first of The [email protected] Cinderella Girls games will end service on March 30, 2023. The game has been in service for more than a decade since 2011. The [email protected] Cinderella Girls franchise began as a mobile phone social game spinoff o...

Lupin III's Long-Time Daisuke Jigen Voice Actor Kiyoshi Kobayashi Passes Away at 89

Kobayashi passed away on July 30 due to pneumonia ― Talent management agency Haikyo announced on Monday that voice actor Kiyoshi Kobayashi passed away on July 30 due to pneumonia. He was 89. Kobayashi's family held a private funeral. Haikyo added that it will announce more details on a public service at a later date. Kobayashi announced in September last year that he was retiring from his long-time a...

'The Fruit of Evolution: Before I Knew It, My Life Had It Made' Sequel Anime's Teaser Reveals Cast, New Staff, January 2023 Premiere

Miyuki Sawashiro joins cast as Destra; Shige Fukase is new director ― 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 began streaming a teaser trailer for The Fruit of Evolution: Before I Knew It My Life Had It Made Season 2 (Shin Shinka no Mi ~Shiranai Uchi ni Kac...
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Saving 80,000 Gold in Another World for My Retirement Anime Reveals Lead Voice, Staff

Rika Nagae voices protagonist Mitsuha Yamano; Hiroshi Tamada directs anime at Felix Film ― The official website for the television anime of FUNA's Saving 80,000 Gold in Another World for My Retirement (Rōgo ni Sonaete Isekai de 8-Man-Mai no Kinka o Tamemasu) light novel series revealed the anime's first cast member, the staff, and a teaser visual on Monday. Rika Nagae will voice protagonist Mitsuha Y...
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Crunchyroll Expo 2022 - Dragon Ball Super: SUPER HERO Panel

Zeno Robinson and Aleks Le shared behind-the-scenes stories about recording for their roles as villains Gamma #1 and Gamma #2. ― With Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero hitting U.S. theaters just a few weeks from the time of this writing, fans are positively excited and ready to see some of their favorite iconic characters presented on the big screen once again. Honestly, the only people that could probab...
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Crunchyroll Expo 2022 - Do It Yourself!! Anime Premiere

Do It Yourself!! looks like the latest entry in the "cute girls doing cute things" genre with the usual "save the club" premise, but cliches aren't a death knell for a series so long as they implemented in an entertaining or unique way. ― Do It Yourself!! looks like the latest entry in the "cute girls doing cute things" genre with the usual "save the club" premise, but cliches aren't a death knell fo...
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Crunchyroll Expo 2022 - Kaina of the Great Snow Sea premiere

For those who are skeptical of CG animation, Kaina might change your view on the medium. ― Crunchyroll Expo attendees were treated to a whopping four episodes of Polygon Pictures' newest work, Kaina of the Great Snow Sea. The manga began serialization earlier this year, with an animated trailer released in late July. Collaborative partners, Tsutomu Nihei and the Polygon Pictures, have worked together...
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Crunchyroll Expo 2022 - The Rising of the Shield Hero Round Table

Myne voice actress Sarah Emi Bridcutt, series composition writer Keigo Koyanagi, character designer Masahiro Suwa, producer Kōsuke Arai and design lead Takeshi Takakura reflected on season 2 and the upcoming season! ― Following the ending of its second season just a couple of months ago, Crunchyroll Expo held a "Conversation With The Creators" round table panel reflecting on The Rising of the Shield ...
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Crunchyroll Expo 2022 - TONIKAWA: Over The Moon For You Special Episode Premiere

The new episode promises to be a little more scandalous than before, but with the same TONIKAWA brand of romantic comedy. ― A line of TONIKAWA fans excitedly waited to be one of the first people to watch the new special episode of the romcom series. After an announcement earlier in the week of the series' delayed release date from summer to fall, the exclusive preview at Crunchyroll Expo reenergized ...
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The Devil Is a Part-Timer!! Season 2 ‒ Episode 4

I actually found myself more emotionally invested in this episode than I had been during the big confrontations of season one, and that might be because this situation felt a lot more personal to Maou.
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Migi & Dali Suspense Anime's Teaser Unveils Main Leads Shun Horie, Ayumu Murase

Frontier Engine, Geektoys animate story by Haven't You Heard? I'm Sakamoto's Nami Sano ― The staff for the anime of Nami Sano's Migi & Dali (Migi to Dali) manga debuted a teaser promotional video on Sunday. The video announces and previews the main voice cast: Shun Horie plays Migi: Ayumu Murase plays Dali: Mankyū ([email protected], DD Fist of the North Star, [email protected] Cinderella Girls Theater) is directing...
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Stalemate GN

Yes, you read the synopsis right: the main, five-chapter story in Toomi Aoyama's single-volume book Stalemate is a romance between a guy and his older uncle. ― Yes, you read the synopsis right: the main, five-chapter story in Toomi Aoyama's single-volume book Stalemate is a romance between a guy and his older uncle. That's going to be an immediate turn off for some readers, and while I wish I could s...
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FUUTO PI #2 [rate]
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Lucifer and the Biscuit Hammer ‒ Episode 5

The gnarled mix of emotions surrounding his sacrifice is ultimately what makes this relatively abrupt end to Shinonome's role in the story still work.
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Yama Wayama's Onna no Sono no Hoshi Comedy Manga Gets Anime Blu-ray

Gen Hoshino, Mamoru Miyano star in story of teacher in all-girls school ― The September issue of Shodensha's Feel Young magazine revealed on Monday that Yama Wayama's Onna no Sono no Hoshi (Hoshi of the Girls' Garden) manga is inspiring an anime on Blu-ray Disc. Gen Hoshino will star as Hoshi, and Mamoru Miyano will play his fellow teacher Kobayashi. Shinichi Omata (Kaguya-sama: Love is War -Ultra Ro...
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RWBY: Ice Queendom #6 [rate]
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Yurei Deco #6 [rate]
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A Couple of Cuckoos ‒ Episode 15

I can't help but be a little disappointed that Cuckoos backed off so decisively from having something actually happen in its narrative for the first time in a while.
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Hanabi-chan wa Okuregachi #5 [rate]
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Only 60 People Will Get These Hand-Made Sailor Moon Glass Pens

Each of these glass pens is based on the Crisis Moon Compact as seen in the Sailor Moon Eternal films. ― As part of Sailor Moon's 30th Anniversary comes the “Sailor Moon Eternal Premium Frame Stamp Set.” The set contains both stamps and postcards of the Sailor Guardians along with folders and a collector's box to keep them in. But for those willing to pay the big bucks, there's a special version of t...
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Lycoris Recoil ‒ Episode 6

The characterization comprising Chisato and Takina's relationship has always been the part this series makes look easy, which is why it's frustrating it can't maintain that same successful energy in its other efforts this week.
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Isekai Yakkyoku #5 [rate]
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Luminous Witches #6 [rate]
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When Will Ayumu Make His Move? ‒ Episode 5

This episode is a solid reminder that Sōichirō Yamamoto really can write excellent little love stories when he puts his mind to it.
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One Piece ‒ Episode 1028

When Luffy is uppercutting and "WE ARE" is blaring, it's hard not to feel that same rush that I felt when I first fell in love with the series.
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Boruto: Naruto Next Generations #261 [rate]
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