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The Anime Backlog - Alien 9

Lynzee dusts off an old DVD and discovers an OAV full of gory action sequences and 12-year-old girls frequently crying for their mommies. ― Thank you everyone for patiently tuning in to another edition of The Anime Backlog. As you can guess, last week (and three weeks leading up to it) was one the busiest for me while I coordinated Anime Expo coverage. You can expect two editions of The Anime Backlo...
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Ishura Season 1 Anime Series Review

While Ishura seems to take itself incredibly seriously with such silly names, it's best enjoyed as a supremely daft, flashy action show. Ishura is about the closest thing I've seen to a good old Fate-style Grail War in a while. We've got a huge cast of overpowered individuals with godlike abilities duking it out with one another over a vast canvas of multi-factional war. Everyone has their own agen...
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This Week in Games - Pokémon, Kaiju, and Pals

Jean-Karlo deep-dives into Pokémon's Ultraman origins, the big update to Palworld, and classic games making a comeback! ― Welcome back, folks! I've been playing the much-anticipated summer event in Goddess of Victory: NIKKE. It's what you expect: the bathing suits are scandalous, and the Live2D animations are Live2D, but the story is surprisingly good. It's not Shakespeare, but the NIKKE events do a ...
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This Week in Anime - What Is This, An Anime Crossover Episode?

Lucas and Chris recall some of the strangest and most surprising crossover episodes in anime history. Which are your favorite? ― Lucas and Chris recall some of the strangest and most surprising crossover episodes in anime history. Which are your favorite? Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed by the participants in this chatlog are not the views of Anime News Network.Spoiler Warning for discu...
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Rising Impact Season 1 Anime Series Review

I walked away from the first half of this series feeling reasonably entertained despite a rough start; it eventually managed to veer into something fun, if a bit uninspired. ― While it can be hard to gauge how well anime generally performs on Netflix, if there's one series that's undoubtedly been a success for them, it's Nakaba Suzuki's The Seven Deadly Sins. So much so that they've been consistently...
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Interview: An Umineko Retrospective with Ryukishi07 & Sayaka Ohara

Popular sound novel creator Ryukishi07 and Beatrice voice actor Sayaka Ohara look back on Umineko's mysterious ending. ― Ryukishi07, the mind behind the When They Cry franchise, and voice actress Sayaka Ohara came together for Anime Expo 2024. Ohara voices the legendary Golden Witch, Beatrice, from Ryukishi's Umineko When They Cry series. Although the final chapter in the story was released in 2011,...
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The Duke of Death and His Maid Season 3 Anime Series Review

Despite my grievances with how the story is told, I cried like a baby by the end. The Duke of Death and His Maid feels like it can only be described as wholesome edging. ― We have finally approached the end of this journey. When I first watched The Duke of Death and His Maid, I didn't think I would grow as emotionally attached to these characters as I did. What I thought would be a light yet digestib...
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Makoto Takatsu's Migratory Birds & Snail Manga Gets TV Anime, Returns from Hiatus

Manga about two people sleeping, traveling in car launched in 2019 ― The official X (formerly Twitter) account for Makoto Takatsu's Wataridori to Katatsumuri (Migratory birds & Snail) manga, revealed that it will get a television anime adaptation, and also announced the manga's return from its four-year hiatus, on Wednesday. Takatsu also drew an illustration to celebrate the manga's return and anime ...
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Kazuki Kaburagi's Magic Maker ~Isekai Mahō no Tsukurikata~ Light Novels Get TV Anime in 2025

Megumi Han, Ai Kakuma star in anime about young boy aiming to be pioneer of magic in another world ― Kadokawa announced the television anime adaptation of Kazuki Kaburagi's Magic Maker ~Isekai Mahō no Tsukurikata~ (How to Perform Alternate World Magic) light novel series on Wednesday, and revealed the anime's teaser visual, teaser trailer, main cast, staff, and 2025 premiere. The anime stars Megumi H...

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Novelist Otsuichi Co-Directs generAIdoscope, Omnibus Film Produced Entirely With Generative AI

2024 film also features One Cut of the Dead cinematographer Takeshi Sone, Bloody Chainsaw Girl's Hiroki Yamaguchi ― REALCOFFEE ENTERTAINMENT revealed generAIdoscope, a full-length original omnibus movie project completely made with generative AI, in a teaser trailer on Wednesday. The film is slated to screen in Japanese theaters this year, with Hirotaka Adachi (who uses the pen name Otsuichi as a nov...
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Samurai Sensei's Esusuke Croe Launches New Manga on August 7

Croe to launch Taimado: Time Slipper Omotenashi Madoguchi manga about hospitality desk for "Time Slippers" ― The August issue of Kodansha's Good! Afternoon magazine revealed on July 5 that Esusuke Croe will launch a new manga titled Taimado: Time Slipper Omotenashi Madoguchi (Taimado: Time Slipper Hospitality Desk), in the magazine's next issue on August 7. The manga centers on the newly established ...
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Otakon Hosts Voice Actors Shinnosuke Tachibana, Koki Uchiyama

Blue Lock voice actors attend August 2-4 convention ― The staff for Otakon 2024 announced on Monday that it will host voice actors Shinnosuke Tachibana (pictured at right) and Koki Uchiyama. Tachibana has voiced characters such as Aoshi Tokimitsu in Blue Lock, Yuki in the Idolish7 series, Morisuke Yaku in Haikyu!!, Mey Mey in Wonderful Precure!, and Nils Nielsen in Gundam Build Fighters. Uchiyama has...
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SHOSHIMIN: How to become Ordinary #2 [rate]
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Makeine: Too Many Losing Heroines! #1 [rate]
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Japan's Video Game Rankings, June 24-30

Luigi's Mansion 2 HD debuts at #1 ― Japan's Game Ranking: June 24-30 Rank System Title Publisher Release Date Weekly Copies Total Copies 1NSwLuigi's Mansion 2 HD Nintendo June 27 88,425 88,425 2NSwAnimal Crossing: New Horizons Nintendo March 20, 2020 8,977 7,815,790 3NSwMario Kart 8 Deluxe Nintendo April 28, 2017 7,473 5,884,212 4PS5Elden Ring Shadow of the Erdtree Edition FromSoftware June 21 6,993 ...
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The Elusive Samurai #2 [rate]
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Sakuna: Of Rice And Ruin #2 [rate]
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Why Does Nobody Remember Me in This World? #1 [rate]
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My Wife Has No Emotion #3 [rate]
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Plus-Sized Elf #2 [rate]
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MONOGATARI Series: OFF & MONSTER Season #2 [rate]
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Japanese Animation TV Ranking, June 24-30

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Hashira Training Arc finale episode earned 6.4% rating ― The first live-action film adaptation of Yasuhisa Hara's Kingdom manga aired on NTV on Friday, June 28 at 9:00 p.m. and earned a 7.8% rating. The debut episode of the new live-action series of Osamu Tezuka's Black Jack manga aired on Sunday, June 30 at 9:00 p.m. on TV Asahi and earned a 10.3% rating. The last epi...
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A Nobody's Way Up to an Exploration Hero #2 [rate]
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Dahlia in Bloom: Crafting a Fresh Start With Magical Tools #2 [rate]
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My Hero Academia TV Anime Reveals New Opening, Ending Themes for 7th Season

Yuuri, Zarame perform new themes ― Toho Animation revealed the new opening and ending theme song sequences on Saturday for the seventh season of the My Hero Academia anime. Yuuri performs the new opening theme song "Curtain Call" and Zarame performs the new ending theme song "Rokutōsei" (Class 6 Star). The seventh season of the My Hero Academia television anime debuted on April 6, starting with a fou...
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Seitokai ni mo Ana wa Aru! Manga About Student Council Antics Gets Animated Ad

It's a wild party in the student council room ― In 2007, Kodansha began publishing Tozen Ujiie's popular four-panel student council manga series Seitokai Yakuindomo. The series had a long run before ending in 2021, and it spawned a few anime series. And, as if it were fated, what could be called Seitokai Yakuindomo's spiritual successor began publication a year later in 2022. This new series, Muchima...
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Shadowverse Flame: Arc-hen #88 [rate]
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The Anime Backlog - Alien 9

Lynzee dusts off an old DVD and discovers an OAV full of gory action sequences and 12-year-old girls frequently crying for their mommies. ― Thank you everyone for patiently tuning in to another edition of The Anime Backlog. As you can guess, last week (and three weeks leading up to it) was one the busiest for me while I coordinated Anime Expo coverage. You can expect two editions of The Anime Backlo...
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Cardfight!! Vanguard Divinez #2 [rate]
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Quality Assurance in Another World #2 [rate]
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Dungeon People #2 [rate]
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Ishura Season 1 Anime Series Review

While Ishura seems to take itself incredibly seriously with such silly names, it's best enjoyed as a supremely daft, flashy action show. Ishura is about the closest thing I've seen to a good old Fate-style Grail War in a while. We've got a huge cast of overpowered individuals with godlike abilities duking it out with one another over a vast canvas of multi-factional war. Everyone has their own agen...
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NieR:Automata Ver 1.1a #14 [rate]
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Girls Band Cry Cast Members Mirei, Natsu Go on Hiatus Due to Health

Remaining 3 main cast members will continue performing ― The official website for Toei Animation's original anime Girls Band Cry announced on Friday that cast members Mirei and Natsu are going on a temporary hiatus due to health reasons. The remaining three main cast members — Rina, Yuri, and Syuri — will continue performing. The website explained that Mirei and Natsu, who perform as Subaru Awa and T...
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This Week in Games - Pokémon, Kaiju, and Pals

Jean-Karlo deep-dives into Pokémon's Ultraman origins, the big update to Palworld, and classic games making a comeback! ― Welcome back, folks! I've been playing the much-anticipated summer event in Goddess of Victory: NIKKE. It's what you expect: the bathing suits are scandalous, and the Live2D animations are Live2D, but the story is surprisingly good. It's not Shakespeare, but the NIKKE events do a ...

Exclusive: Dark Horse to Release Gunsmith Cats Manga in New Omnibus Edition

New omnibus edition of Kenichi Sonoda's manga will debut in February 2025 ― Dark Horse Comics announced on Friday that it will release Kenichi Sonoda's Gunsmith Cats manga in a new omnibus edition. The new edition will feature lettering and retouching by Studio Cutie. Dark Horse describes the manga: This series is a non-stop, action-packed, nostalgia-filled love letter to those buddy cop blockbuster ...
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2.5 Dimensional Seduction #2 [rate]
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Delico's Nursery Anime Adds Ai Kayano, Shinichirō Miki to Cast

Series to debut on August 7 ― Aniplex revealed two more cast members on Friday for Delico's Nursery, a television anime based on Kenichi Suemitsu's TRUMP 2009 stage play. The new cast includes Ai Kayano as Frieda Delico (pictured left in image below) and Shinichirō Miki as Klaus (pictured right). The anime's debut on August 7 is a delay from its originally planned July debut. The channels will instea...
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Ohayō! Unko-sensei Comedy Anime Debuts on July 26

Staff also revealed ― CBC TV announced on Friday that the television anime series of shorts of Yūsaku Furuya and Teruaki Mizuno's Ohayō! Unko-sensei (Good Morning Mr. Poop!) comedy manga based on Bunkyōsha's Unko Kanji Drill (Poop Kanji Drill) educational textbook series will debut in the channel's weekday Chant! program on July 26, and will air within the program on Fridays. Shōei Ishioka and Ryō Ta...
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Hunter x Hunter Nen x Impact Fighting Game's Trailer Reveals Feitan

Game launches for PS5, Switch, Steam this year ― Arc System Works revealed at Japan Expo on Friday that Feitan will be a playable character in Bushiroad Games and Eighting's Hunter x Hunter Nen x Impact 2D 3v3 fighting game based on Yoshihiro Togashi's Hunter x Hunter manga. The game will release for PlayStation 5, Nintendo Switch, and PC via Steam this year. Other playable characters include Gon, Ki...
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I've Been Killing Slimes for 300 Years and Maxed Out My Level 2 Anime Reveals New Cast in 2nd Teaser Video

Yui Ogura joins cast for 2nd season debuting in 2025 ― The official website for Slime Taoshite 300-nen, Shiranai Uchi ni Level Max ni Nattemashita ~Sono Ni~ (I've Been Killing Slimes for 300 Years and Maxed Out My Level 2), the second season of the television anime of Kisetsu Morita's I've Been Killing Slimes for 300 Years and Maxed Out My Level (Slime Taoshite 300-nen, Shiranai Uchi ni Level Max ni ...
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ATRI -My Dear Moments- Anime's 3rd Promo Video Previews 22/7's Ending Theme

1st episode preview also streamed for series debuting on Saturday ― Aniplex began streaming a third promotional video and a first episode preview on Friday for the anime of Aniplex.exe's ATRI: My Dear Moments visual novel. The promotional video previews idol group 22/7's ending theme song "YES to NO no Aida ni" (Between YES and NO). The anime will premiere in July 13 on the Tokyo MX, BS11, Gunma TV, ...
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Live-Action Cosmetic Playlover Show's Short Trailer Streamed

Gaku Oshida, Yūichi Nakamura, Ayano Kudo join cast for series debuting on August 5 ― NBC Universal Asia began streaming a 30-second trailer on Friday for the live-action series adaptation of Sachi Narashima's Cosmetic Playlover manga. The show's X/Twitter account also revealed three more cast members (character name spellings unconfirmed): Gaku Oshida as Tenjin Sahashi Yūichi Nakamura as Tanouchi Aya...
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Chinese-Animated Series 'A Herbivorous Dragon of 5,000 Years Gets Unfairly Villainized' Reveals More Japanese Cast, October Debut for 2nd Season

Yui Ishikawa, Iori Noguchi join cast ― The official website for the Chinese-animated series adaptation of Kaisei Enomoto's A Herbivorous Dragon of 5,000 Years Gets Unfairly Villainized (Yowai 5000-nen no Sōshoku Dragon, Iware Naki Jaryū Nintei) novel series revealed more cast members on Friday for the Japanese dub cast of the show's second season. The website also revealed the second season will debu...
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Romance of the Three Kingdoms 8 Remake Game Releases on October 24

Koei Tecmo America releases new trailer ― Koei Tecmo America and developer Kou Shibusawa announced on Friday that the Romance of the Three Kingdoms 8 REMAKE strategy game will release on October 24 in English digitally for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, and Windows PC via Steam. The companies revealed a new trailer for the game. The game will release on the same day in Europe and Japa...
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Rent-A-Girlfriend Franchise Gets 1st Adventure Game

PS4, Switch game with original story releases this year ― MAGES. announced on Friday that Reiji Miyajima's Rent-A-Girlfriend (Kanojo, Okarishimasu) manga and anime are inspiring an adventure game that will release for Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 this year. The game is titled Kanojo, Okarishimasu: Suiheisen to Mizugi no Kanojo (Rent-A-Girlfriend: The Girl of the Horizon and a Swimsuit). Pre-orde...
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Duel Masters LOST Net Anime Debuts on October 4

― The August issue of Shogakukan's Monthly Coro Coro Comics magazine revealed on Friday that the net anime based on Shigenobu Matsumoto and Yō Kanebayashi's Duel Masters LOST Tsuioku no Suishō (Duel Masters LOST: Crystal of Remembrance) manga, part of the Duel Masters LOST project, will debut on October 4 on the Duel Masters YouTube channel. J.C. Staff is producing the anime. Shotaro Uzawa stars as ...

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Shin Megami Tensei x Madoka Magica Collaborate For Summer Event

It's your turn to become a magical girl & fight witches ― While the Shin Megami Tensei RPG video games started off with more of a cult following, the franchise has gained massive popularity since about the turn of the millennium. And the popularity has continued with the 2017 mobile game Shin Megami Tensei: Liberation Dx2. The game's latest event is no ordinary event, as you will take on monsters wit...
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AKB48 Idols' Sailor Zombie Project Listed With Anime Plans

High school horror project had spawned live-action series, manga, arcade game in 2014 ― Amazon's Japanese branch is listing a new edition of Isshin Inudou and Jiji & Pinch's manga adaptation of the AKB48 idol group's Sailor Zombie project for a July 29 release. The listing teases that "an anime adaptation is launching!!?" The "high school zombie horror" project began as a 12-episode live-action serie...
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Reincarnated as a Slime, Wistoria, 7th Prince Editors, Producers Take Fans to Another World

Editors Riichiro Umetsu and Shiro Yamano and producers Shinichirō Narita, Makoto Oda, and Katsuki Aoyama treat fans to details about isekai anime production. ― Crunchyroll hosted their isekai panel, "That Time There Was A Lot Of Isekai Anime on Crunchyroll," within the spacious halls of JW Marriot's Platinum Ballroom on Day 1 of Anime Expo. Moderated by Curt Richy with Mike McNamara assisting with t...
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Senpai is an Otokonoko #2 [rate]
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The Café Terrace and Its Goddesses #2 [rate]
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This Week in Anime - What Is This, An Anime Crossover Episode?

Lucas and Chris recall some of the strangest and most surprising crossover episodes in anime history. Which are your favorite? ― Lucas and Chris recall some of the strangest and most surprising crossover episodes in anime history. Which are your favorite? Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed by the participants in this chatlog are not the views of Anime News Network.Spoiler Warning for discu...
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Spice & Wolf: merchant meets the wise wolf ‒ Episode 15

Lawrence can't just grab his phone and Google "Yoitsu bear attack" or "Yoitsu best route by horse-drawn cart."
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Arc System Works Announces New Double Dragon Revive Game for 2025

Trailer posted for game on PS4, PS5, Xbox Series X|S, Steam ― Arc System Works announced on Thursday that it will release the new Double Dragon Revive game for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC (via Steam) next year. Arc System Works previously ported the Double Dragon Advance and Super Double Dragon games on modern systems last November, followed by the Double Dragon Collection o...

Rick and Morty: The Anime's Trailer Confirms August 15 Debut, Bilingual Casts

English-subtitled version with Japanese audio premieres on August 17 ― The Adult Swimn programming block began streaming the official trailer for the Rick and Morty: The Anime series on Thursday. The trailer confirms that the series will premiere with an English dub in the block on Thursday, August 15 at midnight. The English-subtitled version with Japanese audio will then premiere on Saturday, Augus...
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Pseudo Harem #2 [rate]
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Rising Impact Season 1 Anime Series Review

I walked away from the first half of this series feeling reasonably entertained despite a rough start; it eventually managed to veer into something fun, if a bit uninspired. ― While it can be hard to gauge how well anime generally performs on Netflix, if there's one series that's undoubtedly been a success for them, it's Nakaba Suzuki's The Seven Deadly Sins. So much so that they've been consistently...
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Red Cat Ramen #2 [rate]
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Servamp Manga's Finale Slated for December 13 With 1 More Volume Added

24th & final volume to ship on December 27, followed by art book, guidebook, more ― The August issue of Kadokawa's Monthly Comic Gene magazine confirmed on Friday that the finale of Strike Tanaka's Servamp manga will run in the magazine's January 2025 issue on December 13. Kadokawa will publish the manga's 24th and final compiled book volume on December 27. In addition, Kadokawa will publish the mang...

Rent-A-Girlfriend Anime Gets 4th Season in 2025

Anime of Hawaiians arc announced on manga's 7th anniversary ― The staff for the anime of Reiji Miyajima's Rent-A-Girlfriend (Kanojo, Okarishimasu) manga announced on Friday that a fourth season will air in 2025. The new season will cover the Hawaiians arc. Friday marks the seventh anniversary of the manga's launch. The anime's third season premiered on July 7, 2023 in the Super Animeism block on MBS,...
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I Parry Everything #2 [rate]
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Twilight Out of Focus #2 [rate]
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Look Back Anime Film Rises to #1, 3rd Code Geass: Rozé of the Recapture Film Opens at #7

2024 Anpanman film drops to #2, Uma Musume Pretty Derby: Beginning of a New Era back in top 10 ― The anime film of Chainsaw Man creator Tatsuki Fujimoto's "Look Back" one-shot manga rose from #2 to #1 in its second week at the Japanese box office. The film sold 129,900 tickets from Friday to Sunday to earn 221,734,700 yen (about US$1.37 million), and has sold a total of 360,000 tickets to earn a tota...
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My Hero Academia: You're Next Film Reveals Original Villain Characters & Cast, IMAX, MX4D, 4DX, Dolby Cinema Screenings

Original manga creator Kōhei Horikoshi draws "Gorrini Family" villains for film ― The official website for My Hero Academia THE MOVIE: You're Next (My Hero Academia: You're Next), the fourth anime film in the My Hero Academia franchise, revealed on Thursday the original villain characters and cast for the film, created by original manga creator Kōhei Horikoshi. The film's staff also revealed in a new...
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Days With My Stepsister #2 [rate]
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No Longer Allowed in Another World Anime Reveals 3 More Cast Members

Inori Minase, Chafūrin, Jun Fukuyama join cast for show's 2nd episode ― The staff for the television anime of Hiroshi Noda and Takahiro Wakamatsu's No Longer Allowed In Another World (Isekai Shikkaku) manga revealed three more cast members for the series on Thursday. The three characters will debut in the second episode. |◤━━━━━━━━━━   第二話より登場 新キャスト情報を公開━━━━━━━━━━━◢|シャルロット CV:#水瀬いのりトマス CV:#茶風林オットー CV...
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Haigakura Anime Reveals 4 More Cast

Rie Kugimiya, Mutsumi Tamura, Ayumu Murase, Gakuto Kajiwara join cast of fall anime ― The official website for the television anime of Shinobu Takayama's Haigakura manga revealed four more cast on Thursday. The newly announced cast are: Rie Kugimiya as Kaka Mutsumi Tamura as Ryū Ayumu Murase as Heikan Gakuto Kajiwara as Hōryūsei The anime will premiere this fall. Previously announced cast includes: T...
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Live-Action French Cat's Eye Series Reveals Trailer

8-episode series will star Constance Labbé, Camille Lou, Claire Romain ― French channel TF1 revealed the trailer on Wednesday for the live-action French series of Tsukasa Hojo's Cat's Eye manga. The series is titled Cat's Eyes. Vous les attendiez, elles sont là ! Découvrez les premières images de 𝘾𝙖𝙩'𝙨 𝙀𝙮𝙚𝙨 🎬🔥La série événement, bientôt sur TF1 et TF1+ ✨ pic.twitter.com/5RiYDxYDzI— TF1 (@TF1) July 10...
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Mahō Tsukai ni Narenakatta Onna no Ko no Hanashi TV Anime Casts Yui Horie, Ayumi Mano

Series debuts in October ― The official website for the television anime of Yuzuki Akasaka's Mahō Tsukai ni Narenakatta Onna no Ko no Hanashi (The Story of the Girl Who Couldn't Become a Wizard) novel revealed two more cast members on Thursday. Yui Horie as Minami Suzuki (pictured left below), Kurumi's teacher who looks like a girl, and Ayumi Mano as Maki Kumil (pictured right), a reliable roommate T...
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Puniru wa Kawaii Slime Anime's 1st Promo Video Reveals Main Cast, More Staff, October Debut

Yū Sasahara, Shūichirō Umeda star in romantic comedy anime ― The official website for the television anime adaptation of Maedakun's Puniru wa Kawaii Slime (Puniru is a Cute Slime) web manga series revealed on Thursday the anime's first promotional video, teaser visual, main cast, additional staff, and October premiere. The anime's main cast are: Yū Sasahara as Puniru Shūichirō Umeda as Kotarō The new...
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King of Prism: Dramatic Prism.1 Film's Trailer Streamed

SePTENTRION performs theme song for August 16 film ― The staff of the King of Prism anime franchise revealed the main trailer on Thursday for King of Prism: Dramatic Prism.1, the new theatrical anime in the franchise. The video also reveals and previews SePTENTRION's theme song "Link World." The film will open in Japan on August 16. The film will reorganize the King of Prism: Shiny Seven Stars theatr...
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Medaka Kuroiwa is Impervious to My Charms TV Anime's Character Video, Teaser Video Reveal 2025 Debut, Main Cast

Anime stars Yū Serizawa, Ryōta Iwasaki ― The official website for the television anime of Ran Kuze's Medaka Kuroiwa is Impervious to My Charms (Kuroiwa Medaka ni Watashi no Kawaii ga Tsūjinai) manga revealed the show's teaser promotional video as well as the first character video for Mona on Thursday. Both videos reveal the show's 2025 debut. The videos also reveal the two main cast members: Yū Seriz...
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Trillion Game Anime Reveals 3rd Character Video, 2 More Cast Members

Takaya Hashi, Masaaki Mizunaka join cast of October anime ― Kadokawa revealed the third character promotional video for the television anime of Riichirou Inagaki and Ryōichi Ikegami's Trillion Game manga on Thursday. The video features the character Kirika Kokuryu, voiced by M.A.O. The anime's staff will release character videos for five consecutive weeks. The staff also revealed two more cast member...
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Live-Action Densetsu no Head Shō Series Reveals 3 More Cast, Main Visual, July 19 Debut

Naoko Iijima, Karma, Moe Yuki join cast ― The official X (formerly Twitter) account for the live-action series of Takeshi Natsuhara and Takashi Hamori's Densetsu no Head Sho manga revealed on Tuesday the show's main visual, three more cast, and its July 19 premiere. The newly announced cast are: Naoko Iijima as Beniko Ijūin (center in image above), Shō's grandmother and the first president of the "La...
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Aqua Timez Band Reunites for 20th Anniversary

Bleach, Naruto Shippūden theme song artist resumes band activities in 2025 ― The official X (formerly Twitter) account of Japanese band Aqua Timez announced on Thursday that the band will reunite for their 20th anniversary, and will start band activities again in 2025, including the release of a new single and a live concert. Aqua Timez、再結成します。#AquaTimez#AquaTimez再結成#AquaTimez20th#teamAQUA pic.twitte...
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Kunihiko Ikuhara Directs 'Reading in the Dark' Play with Main Illustration by Asumiko Nakamura

Play runs at Rikkoukai Hall from October 31-November 3 Revolutionary Girl Utena director Kunihiko Ikuhara announced on X/Twitter on Thursday that he will write and direct a Rodoku-geki (Reading Theater) play titled "Ikuni Produce Reading in the Dark Shunkin no Sasuke" with the main illustration by Classmates artist Asumiko Nakamura. The play will run at the Rikkoukai Hall from October 31-November 3...
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Nintendo Teases 'Emio' Project in Video

― Nintendo began streaming a short video on Wednesday to tease a project with the word "Emio" (in Japanese the kanji used to write Emio means "smiling man"). The video below features a disclaimer that it contains scenes that some viewers may find disturbing. The video (rated M and PEGI 18 for mature audiences) features a person in a trench coat with a bag on their head. The Nintendo UK video above a...

Kadokawa Acquires Anime Studio Doga Kobo

Oshi no Ko, New Game! studio was founded in 1973 ― Kadokawa announced on Thursday that it has acquired anime studio Doga Kobo and will make it a subsidiary of the conglomerate. Doga Kobo was founded in July 1973, and the company has 62 employees as of June. The company produced the Jellyfish Can't Swim in the Night anime to celebrate its 50th anniversary. The anime debuted on April 6. Doga Kobo has a...
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