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ESTAB LIFE: Great Escape

Sure, the anti-panty cults and commie penguin armies are…a lot, and don't think for one second that this anime isn't proud to get weird and stupid whenever it gets the chance. ― Estab-Life: Great Escape is an especially bizarre anime, and not just for the reasons you're probably already expecting. Sure, the anti-panty cults and commie penguin armies are…a lot, and don't think for one second that this...
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Love All Play Episodes 1-13

Love All Play is the sort of show that's good enough to keep watching even as it doesn't blow you out of the water. ― If there's one thing Love All Play unquestionably has going for it, it's the facial expressions. That perhaps sounds like an odd thing to praise in a sports show, but it truly is one of the standout features of both art and animation; each fleeting emotion that the characters feel can...
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She Professed Herself Pupil of the Wise Man

She Professed Herself Pupil of the Wise Man is a forgettable show, so much so that I found myself struggling to recall what happened in the earlier episodes by the time I reached the end. She Professed Herself Pupil of the Wise Man is a forgettable show, so much so that I found myself struggling to recall what happened in the earlier episodes by the time I reached the end. But to its credit, it's r...
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The Best and Worst of Spring 2022, Jun 17-23

Love After World Domination takes quite a plunge this week. Can we expect a comeback with the finale? See how your favorite shows stack up, with only one week left before the end of 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 ...
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Puella Magi Madoka Magica: the Movie Trilogy 10th Anniversary Blu-ray Box Set

Puella Magi Madoka Magica may not have reinvented the magical girl story, but it is an important step in the genre's evolution. ― Given that this is the tenth anniversary release of these films, I'm going to assume some familiarity with them in this review. When Puella Magi Madoka Magica initially came out as a TV series (which the first two films are a retelling of), it started a conversation about ...
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Monster Rancher Games Get Ultra Kaiju Spinoff on Switdh This Year

Game featuring Ultraman kaiju launches in Asia with English subtitles ― Bandai Namco Entertainment and Koei Tecmo Games announced on Wednesday that they are developing a new spinoff game for the Monster Rancher series titled Ultra Kaiju Monster Rancher. The Nintendo Switch game tasks players with taking care of kaiju monsters from the Ultraman series. The game will ship this year in Japan and in Asia...
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Eromanga Sensei Light Novel Series Ends in Volume 13 in August

Series by Oreimo's author/illustrator pair launched in 2013, inspired 2017 TV anime ― Kadokawa is listing the 13th novel volume of Tsukasa Fushimi and Hiro Kanzaki's Eromanga Sensei light novels as the final volume. The volume, titled "Eromanga Festival," will ship on August 10. The previous 12th novel volume shipped three years ago in November 2019. Dark Horse Comics publishes rin's manga adaptation...
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Shin-Chan: Me and the Professor on Summer Vacation Game Heads West in August

Game will be available for Switch, PS4 in English, German, Spanish, Portuguese ― Game developer neos announced on Tuesday that it will release its Shin-Chan: Me and the Professor on Summer Vacation (Crayon Shin-chan: Ora to Hakase no Natsuyasumi - Owaranai Nanokakan no Tabi) game in English, German, Spanish, and Portuguese in August for the Switch and PlayStation 4. The game's website updated to have...
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Chimimo Anime's 3rd Video Previews Chiaki Mayumura's Opening Song

"Heartwarming, hellish comedy" premieres on July 7 with HIDIVE stream ― The official website for the Chimimo original television anime began streaming its third promotional video for the anime on Thursday. The video spotlights the three sisters Mutsumi, Hazuki, and Mei, and it previews the anime's opening theme song "Marukoppa" by Chiaki Mayumura. The anime will premiere on July 7. Sentai Filmworks l...
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Hajime Segawa, Takeru Kirishima Both Launch New Manga in Shōnen Ace

Segawa draws Monogatari no Kuromaku ni Tensei Shite, Kirishima draws Ryūgoroshi no Brunhilde ― The August issue of Kadokawa's Shōnen Ace magazine revealed last Friday that manga creator Hajime Segawa will draw a manga adaptation of Ryō Yūki's Monogatari no Kuromaku ni Tensei Shite (Reincarnate as the Story's Turncoat) story. In addition, Takeru Kirishima is also drawing a manga adaptation of Yuiko Ag...
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Kaguya-sama: Love is War Manga Ends in 14 Chapters

3rd anime season based on Aka Akasaka's manga recently ended ― This year's 31st issue of Shueisha's Young Jump magazine revealed on Thursday that Aka Akasaka's Kaguya-sama: Love is War manga will end in 14 chapters. If there are no delays, the manga will end in October. The manga entered its final arc in October 2021. Viz Media is publishing the manga in English, and it describes the story: All's fai...
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Bungo Stray Dogs Franchise Gets New Manga About Osamu Dazai, Chūya Nakahara's Pasts

Bungo Stray Dogs BEAST manga artist Shiwasu Hoshikawa draws manga ― The August issue of Kadokawa's Shōnen Ace magazine revealed last Friday that Kafka Asagiri and Sango Harukawa's Bungo Stray Dogs light novel is inspiring a new spinoff manga titled Bungo Stray Dogs: Dazai, Chūya, Jūgosai (Dazai and Chūya at 15). The manga is based on the spinoff light novel of the same title that shipped in August 20...
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Live-Action Shin Shinchō Kōki TV Show Adds 4 Cast Members

Akira Emoto, Miyu Hayashida, Haruka Sasaki, Yumemi Ishida join cast ― The official website for Shin Shinchō Kōki ~ Classmate wa Sengoku Bujо̄ (The New Official History of Nobunaga - My Classmates Are Warring States Period Military Commanders), the live-action television adapatation of Shinobu Kaitani's Shin Shinchō Kōki - Nobunaga-kun to Watashi (The New Official History of Nobunaga - Nobunaga and Me...

A Turtle's Shell Is a Human's Ribs Anime Film's Trailer Unveils Cast, Staff, October Debut

Film of picture book screens at Anime Expo on Sunday, Monday ― The official website of the anime film adaptation of Satoshi Kawasaki's A Turtle's Shell Is a Human's Ribs (Kame no Kōra wa Abarabone) picture book revealed a trailer, cast, staff, visual, and October opening date for the film on Thursday. Ion Entertainment and Asmik Ace announced the film in January earlier this year. The film will scree...
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Aoashi Anime's Promo Video Previews 2nd Opening Theme Song

Superfly perform new opening "Presence" ― The official website for the television anime of Yūgo Kobayashi's Aoashi manga began streaming on Wednesday a promotional video for the show's second cours (quarter of a year). The video previews the new opening theme song "Presence" by Superfly. The anime's second cours will debut with the 13th episode on July 2. Kami wa Saikoro wo Furanai will perform the n...
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BASTARD!! -Heavy Metal, Dark Fantasy- Anime's Creditless Opening Video Streamed

coldrain perform opening theme for anime premiering on Thursday ― The staff for the new anime of Kazushi Hagiwara's Bastard!! -Heavy Metal, Dark Fantasy- action manga began streaming the creditless opening video for the theme song "Bloody Power Frame" by coldrain. Warner Bros. Japan Anime's YouTube channel will stream a special program on July 8 at 8:00 p.m. JST to commemorate the anime's launch. The...
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Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope Game's Trailers Reveal Composers, Playable Bowser

Grant Kirkhope, Gareth Coker, Yoko Shimomura compose music ― Ubisoft streamed a showcase video for Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope, a new game in the Mario + Rabbids crossover franchise. The stream revealed that Grant Kirkhope (Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle, Banjo-Kazooie), Gareth Coker (Ori and the Blind Forest), and Yoko Shimomura (Kingdom Hearts, Final Fantasy XV) will compose the game's music. Du...

Knights of the Zodiac: Saint Seiya CG Anime Gets 2nd Season in July

Crunchyroll to stream Saint Seiya: Knights of the Zodiac - Battle for Sanctuary - ― Crunchyroll and Toei Animation announced on Wednesday that Knights of the Zodiac: Saint Seiya, the CG anime remake of Masami Kurumada's Saint Seiya (Knights of the Zodiac) manga, is getting a second season titled Saint Seiya: Knights of the Zodiac - Battle for Sanctuary - this summer. Crunchyroll will begin streaming ...

Jump+ Aims to Release All New Manga Series Simultaneously in English After 2023

Manga will launch as simulpubs on Manga Plus app ― The Jump no Mirai 2022 online talk event announced on Wednesday that all new manga series on Shueisha's Shonen Jump+ app and website will launch simultaneously in English on the company's Manga Plus app from 2023 onward. The aim is to build a foundation of creating hit manga on a global scale. Shueisha editor Yūta Momiyama, who manages Weekly Shonen ...
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ESTAB LIFE: Great Escape

Sure, the anti-panty cults and commie penguin armies are…a lot, and don't think for one second that this anime isn't proud to get weird and stupid whenever it gets the chance. ― Estab-Life: Great Escape is an especially bizarre anime, and not just for the reasons you're probably already expecting. Sure, the anti-panty cults and commie penguin armies are…a lot, and don't think for one second that this...
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Sentai Filmworks Licenses Chimimo Original TV Anime

HIDIVE streams anime this summer ― Sentai Filmworks announced on Wednesday that it has licensed the Chimimo original television anime. HIDIVE will exclusively stream the anime for the summer 2022 anime season, and Sentai Filmworks will release the series on home video at a later date. The anime will premiere on July 7. The "heart-warming comedy" anime centers on Chimimo, who is a messenger of hell an...

Harem in the Labyrinth of Another World Anime's Promo Video Previews Opening Theme

Shiori Mikami performs theme song for anime premiering on July 6 ― The staff of the television anime of Shachi Sogano's Harem in the Labyrinth of Another World (Isekai Meikyū de Harem o) light novel series unveiled a promotional video on Wednesday. The video previews Shiori Mikami's opening theme song "Oath." The staff revealed the opening theme song's CD single cover: The anime will premiere on July...
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Star Ocean The Divine Force Game's Trailers Reveal October 27 Launch

Videos preview characters, combat, opening movie ― Square Enix announced during the Star Ocean Program Special Edition livestream on Wednesday that it and tri-Ace's Star Ocean The Divine Force game, a new installment in the Star Ocean RPG series, will launch for the PlayStation 4, Playstation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and Xbox One on October 27. The game will launch for PC via Steam on October 28. The comp...
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Eminence in Shadow Anime's English-Subtitled Video Highlights Operatives Beta, Gamma

Anime based on Daisuke Aizawa's light novels premieres in October ― Kadokawa began streaming an English-subtitled character promotional video video from the television anime of Daisuke Aizawa's The Eminence in Shadow (Kage no Jitsuryokusha ni Naritakute!) light novel series on Wednesday. The video highlights Beta and Gamma, two of the elite Seven Shades operatives in the secret Shadow Garden organiza...
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Nights with a Cat Anime's Video Previews Theme Song, YouTube Streaming

Itō performs theme song "Hinata no Kuni" for August 3 YouTube debut, Japanese TV premiere ― Kadokawa revealed a new visual and trailer for the anime of Kyuryu Z's Nights with a Cat (Yoru wa Neko to Issho) manga on Wednesday. The trailer reveals and previews the anime's theme song "Hinata no Kuni" (Sunny Country) by Kashitarō Itō, and also reveals that the anime will stream new episodes weekly on the ...
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Shaman King Faust8 Spinoff Manga Ends

Aya Tanaka's adaptation of Shaman King spinoff novel launched in July 2021 ― Kodansha's Magazine Pocket app published the final epilogue chapter of Aya Tanaka's manga adaptation of Kakeru Kobashiri's Shaman King Faust8: Eien no Eliza (Eliza the Eternal) spinoff novel on Saturday. Kodansha will publish the manga's third and final compiled book volume on August 17. The spinoff novel of Hiroyuki Takei's...

Chihayafuru Manga Ends on August 1

49th volume ships on July 13, 50th volume ships this winter ― Manga creator Yuki Suetsugu announced on her Twitter account on Tuesday that the 246th and penultimate chapter of her Chihayafuru manga will appear in the August issue of Kodansha's Be Love magazine on Friday, while the 247th and final chapter of the manga will appear in the following September issue on August 1. The manga's 50th and final...
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Live-Action Yatterman Prequel Doronjo's Trailer Reveals October 7 Debut, 11-Episode Length

Elaiza Ikeda stars as iconic villainess ― The official Instagram account for Tatsunoko Pro Sōritsu 60-shūnen Kinen WOWOW Original Drama Doronjo (Tatsunoko Production 60th Anniversary WOWOW Original Drama Doronjo), WOWOW's live-action television show centering on the Yatterman villain Doronjo, began streaming a trailer for the show on Wednesday. The trailer reveals the show's October 7 premiere date. ...

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New Tomodachi Game Live-Action TV Show Casts Fuma Kikuchi

Kikuchi plays original character ― The staff for Tomodachi Game R4, a new live-action television drama based on Yuki Sato's Tomodachi Game (Friends Games) manga, announced on Wednesday that boy band Sexy Zone's Fuma Kikuchi will play an original character Novel Himuro. Novel, a newcomer to the Tomodachi Game management team, will "hold the key" to the show's whole story, and he appears to have a past...
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Sonic Frontiers Game's Trailer Reveals Cyber Space Zone

Cyber Space features traditional speed platforming ― The Nintendo Direct Mini: Partner Showcase revealed on Tuesday a new trailer for Sonic Frontiers, Sega's new game in the Sonic the Hedgehog series. The video previews Starfall Islands, and it reveals the Cyber Space zone. Cyber Space will feature traditional speed platforming, in which players complete challenges to earn keys. The game is slated fo...
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Monster Hunter Rise's Sunbreak Expansion Reveals More Monsters, Seething Bazelgeuse in August Update

2nd trailer previews new armor, weapon tree ― The Nintendo Direct Mini: Partner Showcase revealed on Tuesday a new trailer for Capcom's Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak expansion for the Monster Hunter Rise game. The video previews the monsters Shagaru Magala, Furious Rajang, Scorned Magnamalo, as well as Seething Bazelgeuse from the update coming in August: Capcom unveiled a second trailer that preview...
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Shueisha Games' Captain Velvet Meteor: The Jump+ Dimensions Manga Crossover Switch Game Launches on July 28

Shonen Jump+ crossovers include Spy×Family, Kaiju No. 8, Summer Time Rendering ― The Nintendo Direct Mini: Partner Showcase announced on Tuesday that Shueisha Games, Shueisha's game publishing affiliate company, will release Momo-Pi Game Studio's Captain Velvet Meteor: The Jump+ Dimensions game Nintendo Switch on July 28. Momo-Pi Game Studio streamed a trailer: The Nintendo Direct Mini featured a bri...

Capcom Announces Mega Man Battle Network Legacy Collection

Switch, PS4, PC collection includes all main Mega Man Battle Network games ― The Nintendo Direct Mini: Partner Showcase announced on Tuesday that Capcom will release Mega Man Battle Network Legacy Collection, a collection of the Mega Man Battle Network 1-6 Game Boy Advance games, for Nintendo Switch in 2023. Capcom will also release the game for PlayStation 4 and PC via Steam. The collection will als...
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Robotics;Notes Reveals 10th Anniversary Visual

The series unveiled a visual on the game's official website on Tuesday depicting the main characters with a rocket at the beach. ― The original Robotics;Notes PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 visual novel, the third in MAGES. and 5pb.'s "Science Adventure" series after Chaos;HEAd and Steins;Gate, shipped in Japan on June 28, 2012. The game inspired a television anime adaptation later that year in October. ...
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RPG Time: The Legend of Wright Game Launches on Switch, PS4, PC

Notebook RPG launches for Switch, PS4 on August 18, Steam on September 13 ― The Nintendo Direct Mini: Partner Showcase announced on Tuesday that Aniplex of America will release DeskWorks' RPG Time: The Legend of Wright game for Nintendo Switch on August 18. Aniplex of America revealed that it will also release the game for PlayStation 4 on the same day, and on PC via Steam on September 13. The compan...
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Doraemon: Story of Seasons Game Gets Sequel

Game launches for Switch, PS5, PC in 2022 ― The Nintendo Direct Mini: Partner Showcase announced on Tuesday that Bandai Namco Entertainment will release Doraemon Story of Seasons: Friends of the Great Kingdom, a sequel to its Doraemon: Story of Seasons (Doraemon: Nobita no Bokujō Monogatari) game, for Nintendo Switch in 2022. The game's official website lists that the game will also launch for PlaySt...
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Crunchyroll to Screen That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime Film in Early 2023

English-subtitled trailer streamed ― Crunchyroll announced on Tuesday that it will screen That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime: Scarlet Bond (Tensei Shitara Slime Datta Ken: Guren no Kizuna), the franchise's upcoming anime film, in all major global territories (excluding Asia) in early 2023. The company streamed an English-subtitled trailer: The film will open in Japan in November. Fuse, the autho...
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Transgender Manga Artist Launches Manga Inspired By His Youth

Haikei, Seken-sama (Dear Society) manga launched on Shinchosha's Kurage Bunch service on Tuesday ― Manga artist Shin Kanzaki launched the Haikei, Seken-sama (Dear Society) manga on Shinchosha's Kurage Bunch web manga serialization service on Tuesday. The manga is inspired by Kanzaki's personal experiences as a transgender man. The publisher describes the story as follows: A hidden youth depicted by a...
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Konami Announces Super Bomberman R 2 Sequel Game

Switch, PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PC game launches in 2023 ― The Nintendo Direct Mini: Partner Showcase announced on Tuesday that Konami will release the Super Bomberman R 2 game, a sequel to Super Bomberman R, for Nintendo Switch in 2023. Konami also revealed that it will release the game for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and PC via Steam. Konami unveiled traile...

Birdie Wing Golf Anime Gets 2nd Season in January 2023

Promo video, key visual unveiled ― The official website for Birdie Wing -Golf Girls' Story-, Bandai Namco Pictures' new original golf television anime announced on Wednesday that the anime will get a second season on TV Tokyo and other networks in January 2023. The website unveiled a promotional video and key visual: Crunchyroll announced that it will stream the anime as it airs in Japan. The first s...
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Love All Play Episodes 1-13

Love All Play is the sort of show that's good enough to keep watching even as it doesn't blow you out of the water. ― If there's one thing Love All Play unquestionably has going for it, it's the facial expressions. That perhaps sounds like an odd thing to praise in a sports show, but it truly is one of the standout features of both art and animation; each fleeting emotion that the characters feel can...
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Square Enix Announces Harvestella Fantasy Farming RPG for Switch, PC

Life sim RPG launches on November 4 ― The Nintendo Direct Mini: Partner Showcase announced on Tuesday that Square Enix will release a new fantasy farming life simulation role-playing game for Nintendo Switch titled Harvestella. Square Enix also revealed that the game will get a release for PC via Steam. Both versions will launch on November 4. Square Enix streamed a trailer: Square Enix describes the...
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Sentai Filmworks Licenses Shine Post Anime

HIDIVE to stream anime this summer ― Sentai Filmworks announced on Tuesday that it has licensed the anime of writer Rakuda and illustrator Buriki's Shine Post light novel series. HIDIVE will exclusively stream the anime for the summer 2022 anime seeason, and Sentai Filmworks will release the series on home video at a later date. Sentai Filmworks describes the story: Although the idol group TiNgS is c...
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Dragon Quest Treasures Game Launches for Switch on December 9

Trailer previews gameplay for Dragon Quest XI spinoff ― The Nintendo Direct Mini: Partner Showcase announced on Tuesday that Square Enix will release its Dragon Quest Treasures game for Nintendo Switch on December 9. The company streamed a trailer (starts below at 19:49). The video previews gameplay elements, such as traveling with monsters and action RPG battles: The game will center on Erik and Mia...
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Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope Switch Game Launches on October 20

Trailer previews free movement in battles ― The Nintendo Direct Mini: Partner Showcase announced on Tuesday that Ubisoft's Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope, a new game in the Mario + Rabbids crossover franchise, will launch for Nintendo Switch on October 20. The company streamed a trailer, and it previews free movement in battles: Ubisoft will have a showcase for the game on its official YouTube and Tw...
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NieR:Automata: The End of YoRHa Edition Game Heads to Switch

Switch version with previously released DLC launches on October 6 ― The Nintendo Direct Mini: Partner Showcase announced on Tuesday that Square Enix will release it and Platinum Games' NieR Automata: The End of YoRHa Edition action role-playing game for Nintendo Switch on October 6. The company streamed a trailer (starts below at 4:06): The Switch version will include exclusive, new costumes as well ...
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Persona 5 Royal, 4 Golden, 3 Portable Games Head to Switch

Persona 5 Royal launches on October 21 ― The Nintendo Direct Mini: Partner Showcase livestream announced on Tuesday that Atlus will release its Persona 5 Royal, Persona 4 Golden, and Persona 3 Portable games for Nintendo Switch. Persona 5 Royal will launch on October 21, the same day that it launches for other systems. The other two games are "coming soon." The company streamed a trailer (starts belo...
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Legend of Mana: The Teardrop Crystal Anime's Video Reveals More Cast, October Debut, Opening Song

Saori Hayami performs opening song "Tear of Will," voices "other protagonist" Serafina ― Warner Bros. Japan posted a new promotional video for Legend of Mana: The Teardrop Crystal (Seiken Densetsu Legend of Mana: The Teardrop Crystal in Japanese), the television anime of Square Enix's Legend of Mana game, on Tuesday. The video reveals more cast and the anime's October premiere date, and it also revea...
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Spirited Away Stage Play Cancels 5 More Days After COVID-19 Cases Including Co-Lead Mone Kamishiraishi

Kamishiraishi also starred in Makoto Shinkai's anime film your name., Chihayafuru, L-DK ― The official website of actress and singer Mone Kamishiraishi announced on Tuesday that she had been diagnosed with COVID-19. She is undergoing medical treatment and follow-up observation on the advice of medical professionals. Also on Tuesday, the staff of the Spirited Away stage play announced that they were c...
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'Shoot! Goal to the Future' Soccer Anime Previews Ending Song by Male Duo 'all at once'

Anine premieres on Saturday ― The staff for Shoot! Goal to the Future, the first new anime based on Tsukasa Ooshima's soccer-themed manga Shoot! in 28 years, posted a new promotional video on Tuesday. The video offers the first preview of the ending theme song "Rivals" by the male duo all at once. The anime's official website describes the story: Atsushi Kamiya, a former captain at Kakegawa High Scho...
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Science SARU's Yurei Deco TV Anime Posts Intro Video to Virtual World, Webtoon Plans

Webtoon to launch on July 8 after anime's July 3 premiere ― The staff for Science SARU's upcoming television anime Yurei Deco (also written as You0 DECO — the number zero is pronounced "rei" in Japanese) posted an introductory video and plans for a Webtoon on Tuesday. The video introduces the story's virtual world setting, under the premise that the video was produced by the in-story Tom Sawyer Islan...
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Singer-Songwriter eill Performs Theme Song, Insert Song for 'The Tunnel to Summer, the Exit of Goodbye' Anime Film

Film opens in Japan on September 9 ― The staff for Shogakukan's anime film of Mei Hachimoku and Kukka's The Tunnel to Summer, the Exit of Goodbye (Natsu e no Tunnel, Sayonara no Deguchi) young adult novel revealed on Tuesday that singer-songwriter eill (Tokyo Revengers) will perform the film's theme song and insert song. The film will open in Japan on September 9. Tomohisa Taguchi (Akudama Drive, Kin...
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Media Do Adds 20 BL Titles from Kobunsha

10 titles already available, with 10 more later this year ― Media Do International announced on Monday that it has added 20 boys-love manga titles from Japanese publisher Kobunsha, with the first 10 now available. Those 10 titles include: A Story of Love That I Do Not Know (Boku no Shiranai Koi no Hanashi) - Sachi Murakami Your Treacle Affects At Night (Yoru, Anata no Amai Koe) - Sachi Murakami Love ...

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Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero Stays at #2, 33rd Anpanman Film Opens at #4

2nd live-action sequel film in Fullmetal Alchemist franchise opens at #8 Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero, the second anime film in the Dragon Ball Super franchise, stayed at #2 in its third weekend. The film earned 232,196,690 yen (about US$1.71 million) from Friday to Sunday. The film sold 166,000 tickets on Saturday and Sunday, and sold a cumulative total of 1.21 million tickets for 1,639,203,960 y...
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Boku ga Aishita Subete no Kimi e, Kimi o Aishita Hitori no Boku e Anime Films Reveal Main Cast

Hio Miyazawa plays protagonist in voice acting debut; Ai Hashimoto, Aju Makita voice heroines ― The staff for the anime films of Yomiji Otono's Boku ga Aishita Subete no Kimi e (To Every You I've Loved Before) and Kimi o Aishita Hitori no Boku e (To The Solitary Me That Loved You) novels announced the anime's main cast on Tuesday. Actor Hio Miyazawa (left in image above, live-action Kakegurui, Boku n...
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Live-Action Rent-A-Girlfriend Show Casts Comedian Oideyasu Oda as Kazuya's Father

Production finishes principal photography for series premiering on July 2 ― The staff for the live-action series of Reiji Miyajima's Rent-A-Girlfriend (Kanojo, Okarishimasu) manga announced another cast member and the end of principal photography on Tuesday. Comedian Oideyasu Oda (Come Come Everybody, Birds Without Names) plays Kazuo Kinoshita, the father of the main lead Kazuya. Oda noted that this ...
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SPY×FAMILY Uniqlo T-Shirts Come to United States on July 7

Collection features 4 US$19.90 short-sleeve shirt designs for adults ― Uniqlo Japan's adorable SPY×FAMILY shirts are coming to stores in the United States on July 7. The collection features four short-sleeve shirt designs for adults, costing US$19.90 each. Particularly noteworthy is the shirt which depicts Anya tucked away in a shirt pocket. This shirt is also inspired by the series' Stella star moti...
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Singer Yuki Katsuragi Passes Away at 73

Goku: Midnight Eye singer passed away due to peritoneal cancer ― Singer Yuki Katsuragi passed away due to peritoneal cancer (cancer of the tissue lining the inside of the abdomen) at a Tokyo hospital on Monday. She was 73 years old. Katsuragi had been diagnosed with stage 4 cancer since April 2021 and had been receiving treatment since that May. She returned to perform in concert on May 17. Katsuragi...
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Love Live! Nijigasaki High School Idol Club Anime Opens Fan Submissions For Song Title, Theme

Winning entrant will have their name printed in song's CD booklet ― The Love Live! Nijigasaki High School Idol Club anime series is seeking suggestions from fans for a new song title and theme, as part of its "Make a New Song With You" project. Submissions are open via the online form from June 25 to July 2. The winning entrant will have their name printed in the eventual song's CD booklet. Note that...
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Uzumaki Anime Gets Another Delay

Staff needs more time to replicate quality of original manga's designs ― The Twitter account for the anime of Junji Ito's Uzumaki horror manga announced on Monday that the series has been delayed again beause the staff needs more time "in order to replicate the quality of the intricate designs and detailed line work" of the manga. The staff added that it does not want to compromise the show's quality...
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One Piece Franchise's 2-Day Event to Stream in Japanese, English in July

Event commemorating manga's anniversary streams on July 22-23 ― Bandai Namco Entertainment, Shueisha, and Toei Animation confirmed on Monday that "One Piece Day," a 2-day event that commemorates the anniversary of the debut of Eiichiro Oda's One Piece manga, will stream in Japanese and English on YouTube on July 22-23. The livestream event will begin on July 22 at 4:50 a.m. EDT/5:50 p.m. JST. The ful...
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Mikeneko, Cover Corp Address Rumors Around Former hololive VTuber Uruha Rushia

Mikeneko denied ill will towards other members, expressed disagreement with company's statement ― Online personality Mikeneko released a statement on Twitter on Friday addressing rumors around the former hololive Virtual YouTuber Uruha Rushia. Although the statement does not refer to hololive or Rushia directly by name, she wrote that the text was checked beforehand by "the company I belonged to," an...
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Shikimori's Not Just a Cutie ‒ Episode 10

What the hell? Why am I tearing up watching this episode? That really doesn't happen often, I promise!
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Sentai Filmworks Licenses Phantom of the Idol Anime

HIDIVE streams anime this summer ― Sentai Filmworks announced on Monday that it has licensed the television anime of Hijiki Isoflavone's Phantom of the Idol (Kami Kuzu Idol) manga. HIDIVE will exclusively stream the anime as part of the summer 2022 anime season. Sentai Filmworks will release the series on home video at a later date. The anime will premiere on TV Tokyo on July 1 at 1:53 a.m. JST (effe...
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She Professed Herself Pupil of the Wise Man

She Professed Herself Pupil of the Wise Man is a forgettable show, so much so that I found myself struggling to recall what happened in the earlier episodes by the time I reached the end. She Professed Herself Pupil of the Wise Man is a forgettable show, so much so that I found myself struggling to recall what happened in the earlier episodes by the time I reached the end. But to its credit, it's r...
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A Couple of Cuckoos ‒ Episode 10

A Couple of Cuckoos's format really does make the whole show feel reluctant, which isn't helped any by the lackluster presentation.
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The Best and Worst of Spring 2022, Jun 17-23

Love After World Domination takes quite a plunge this week. Can we expect a comeback with the finale? See how your favorite shows stack up, with only one week left before the end of 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 ...
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Classroom of the Elite Anime's 2nd Season Reveals Promo Video, Visual, More Cast

Sōma Saitō, Rie Takahashi join cast ― The official website for the television anime of Syougo Kinugasa's Classroom of the Elite (Yōkoso Jitsuryoku Shijō Shugi no Kyōshitsu e) light novel series revealed on Monday a promotional video, visual, and two cast members for the show's second season. The video previews ZAQ's opening theme song "Dance in the Game." The website also streamed a commercial: The n...
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The Demon Girl Next Door Season 2 ‒ Episode 11

With summer vacation officially over for our girls, it's Mikan's time to officially begin her tenure as Momo and Shamiko's classmate. The results are, as you probably all expected, very sweet (and very sad).
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Composer Michiaki Watanabe Passes Away at 96

Watanabe composed Mazinger Z, Getter Robo Go, Kikaider, Super Sentai ― Composer Michiaki Watanabe (also known as Chumei Watanabe) passed away due to heart failure at a Tokyo hospital on June 23. He was 96. Watanabe was born in 1925. He studied psychology at the prestigious University of Tokyo under composers Ikuma Dan and Saburo Moroi. He made his debut as a composer for a radio drama produced by the...
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Love Live! Nijigasaki High School Idol Club Season 2 ‒ SEASON FINALE

Much like season one, Nijigasaki chooses instead to go out with an episode-length concert, but whereas season one's ending felt like a victory lap, this one feels like a farewell.
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Delicious Party Precure ‒ Episode 16

Being weird is Ran's strength, and seeing her embrace that is wonderful – and it just may help Takagi as well.

Netflix Lays Off 300 More Employees

Layoffs affect workers in U.S, Asia-Pacific, Middle East, Europe, Africa, Latin America ― The Hollywood Reporter reported on Thursday that Netflix released a memo stating that it has laid off another 300 employees from its workforce. The Hollywood Reporter stated the layoffs constitute around 3% of the company's current workforce. The Hollywood Reporter added the layoffs affected 216 staff members in...
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Love After World Domination ‒ SEASON FINALE

Sweet, funny, and exciting, Love After World Domination is a complete package from the jump and this finale really brings it all home.
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Circus Announces Da Capo 5 Visual Novel; D.C.4 Fortunate Departures Fandisc for PS4, Switch

Also: Da Capo III gets console version, new stage play ― CIRCUS announced on Saturday that it is developing Da Capo 5, the latest work in its Da Capo series of romance visual novels. A teaser website for the visual novel will launch on July 29. CIRCUS also announced on Saturday that D.C.III ~Da Capo III~ is getting a console version, and the visual novel is getting a new stage play. The visual novel...
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Shikao Suga, Hyadain Collaborate on Digimon Ghost Game Anime's New Ending Theme Song

New song debuts in show in July ― The official website for Digimon Ghost Game, the new Digimon television anime, revealed on Sunday that Shikao Suga (xxxHOLic franchise, Honey and Clover, Tegami Bachi: Letter Bee) and Hyadain (Rent-A-Girlfriend, Kuroko's Basketball) are collaborating to perform the show's new ending theme song "Monster Disco." Suga wrote and composed the song, and Hyadain arranged th...
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Burnout Syndromes Performs Opening Theme for Dr. Stone: Ryusui Anime Special

Special airs in Japan on July 10 after premiere at AX on July 3 ― The official website for the Dr. Stone anime franchise revealed on Sunday that Burnout Syndromes will return to the franchise to perform the opening theme song for the Dr. Stone: Ryusui anime special. The band previously performed the first opening theme for the first television anime. The one-hour special will air in Japan on July 10 ...
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World Trigger Takes 1-Month Break Due to Author's Health

Manga returns on August 4 ― The official Twitter account for Daisuke Ashihara's World Trigger manga announced on Monday that the manga will take another break from the August issue of Shueisha's Jump SQ. magazine on July 4 due to the author's poor physical health. The manga is slated to return in the September issue, which will ship on August 4. The manga most recently took a break in May and before ...
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Former Sega of America President Bernie Stolar Passes Away at 75

Stolar helped launch PlayStation, Dreamcast consoles ― The Games Beat website reported on Saturday that according to friends, Bernie Stolar — the former president of Sega of America — has passed away. He was 75. Before working for Sega, Stolar worked for Atari, leading the development of the Atari Lynx handheld console. Stolar was then the first executive vice-president and a founding member of Sony ...
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