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Since I Could Die Tomorrow Manga Volume 1 Review

Two women confront the onset of menopause and what reaching that particular age means, socially and emotionally. ― There's a reason why menopause is spoken of as The Change. The cessation of a woman's fertility and the exit from the menstrual cycle is traditionally, as with most things to do with the female reproductive system, considered at best mildly shameful and often becomes an excuse to make jo...
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This Week in Games - Give Game Developers Their Flowers

The Game Awards honored some of the year's best in entertainment, but the same can't be said for the program's treatment of the industry's developers. Plus, Twitch exits South Korea and concern over a new Splatoon 3 weapon. ― Congratulations, reader, you've made it to another Friday. It's crazy to believe this week would be busting at the seams with video game news outside of Geoff Keigley's not-E3 e...
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You Can Have My Back Light Novels 1-2 Review

Eighteen years ago, Ionia died on the field of battle, and the next day, Leorino was born...is this another opportunity for love to reignite? ― Eighteen years ago, Ionia died on the field of battle, and the next day, Leorino was born. When he turns eleven, he begins dreaming of Ionia's life, including his memories of "Vi," his best friend and impossible true love. Ionia and Vi never managed to truly ...
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The ANN Aftershow - What Is the Real Monster in Godzilla Minus One?

Jacki, James, and Lynzee saw the newest Godzilla film from Japan, Godzilla Minus One! The latest entry in the kaiju franchise goes back to its historical roots, taking place at the tail end of WWII...with a unique message. ― What Is the Real Monster in Godzilla Minus One? Jacki, James, and Lynzee saw the newest Godzilla film from Japan, Godzilla Minus One! The latest entry in the kaiju franchise goe...
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This Week in Anime - How Do You Manage Your Anime Backlog?

Nicky and Chris wax about the anime they keep meaning to get to and what methods help them just sit down and watch. ― Nicky and Chris wax about the anime they keep meaning to get to and what methods help them just sit down and watch. This series is streaming on Netflix, Crunchyroll, and HIDIVE Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed by the participants in this chatlog are not the views of Anime...
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Spy×Family Season 2 ‒ Episode 35

My parents used to say that going somewhere with us kids was a trip, not a vacation.
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Shi ga Utsukushii Nante Dare ga Itta CG Zombie Film Reveals Trailer, Theme Song

December 22 film uses motion capture, generative AI ― Motion capture studio Eins shared a new trailer for its upcoming Shi ga Utsukushii Nante Dare ga Itta (Who Said Death Was Beautiful?) animated film on Saturday. The trailer teases the film's plot. The studio also released the full version of the movie's acapella theme song "Kioku," sung by Momonnu. The film adapts Rika Hirotsu's book of the same n...
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Demon Slayer: Hashira Training Arc Anime Premieres in Spring 2024 With 'World Tour' in February in 140 Countries

Tour to stop in New York, London, Mexico City, more ― Aniplex revealed in its "promotion reel 2024" video for the Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba franchise on Sunday that the Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Hashira Training Arc television anime will premiere in spring 2024 with a one-hour episode. The anime will also have another "world tour" that will screen the final episode of Demon Slayer: Kimetsu...
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Shangri-La Frontier #11 [rate]
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Grendizer U Anime Reveals Trailer, New Cast, Theme Song Artists

Ayane Sakura, Yūma Uchida, Sho Hayami, Takehito Koyasu, more join cast of 2024 anime ― The staff for Grendizer U, the 2024 television anime series in Go Nagai's UFO Robo Grendizer franchise, revealed during a livestream on Sunday the anime's official trailer. The trailer previewed the opening theme song "Kaishin no Ichigeki" (Critical Hit) by the band Glay, and the ending theme song titled "Protect Y...
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Captain Tsubasa: Junior Youth Arc #11 [rate]
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Bang Brave Bang Bravern Original TV Anime Reveals January 11 Debut in New Videos

Cygames, Masami Obari's original mecha anime stars Ryōta Suzuki, Yōhei Azakami ― The official website for Cygames, Cygames Pictures, and Masami Obari's Yūki Bakuhatsu Bang Bravern (Bang Brave Bang Bravern) original television anime revealed on Sunday that the anime will debut on January 11. Cygames is also streaming a preview for the show's first episode and two commercials. The anime centers on Lewi...
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The Dangers in My Heart Anime's 2nd Season Debuts on January 7

Series' spinoff manga Twi-Yaba's anime adaptation premieres on Sunday at The Dangers in My Heart FAN FEST 2023 event ― TV Asahi announced on Sunday during the The Dangers in My Heart FAN FEST 2023 event that the anime adaptation of Norio Sakurai's Twi-Yaba spinoff manga is available in Japan beginning on Sunday. The event also revealed the main trailer and January 7 premiere for the second season of ...
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Voice Actor Junichi Suwabe Announces January Hiatus for Surgery

Return date yet to be announced ― Voice actor Junichi Suwabe revealed on his personal blog on Friday that he will go on hiatus for a few weeks from work beginning January 1 to undergo surgery at the recommendation of his doctor. He said the treatment is not related to any chronic illness and will resolve his medical condition after it is performed. Suwabe also announced that due to the unplanned hia...
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7th Time Loop: The Villainess Enjoys a Carefree Life Anime Casts Daisuke Ono

Daisuke Ono plays scholar in series premiering on January 7 ― The official Twitter account for the television anime of Touko Amekawa and Wan Hachipisu's 7th Time Loop: The Villainess Enjoys a Carefree Life Married to Her Worst Enemy! (Loop 7-kaime no Akuyaku Reijō wa, Moto Tekikoku de Jiyū Kimamana Hanayome Seikatsu o Mankitsu Suru) light novel series announced on Sunday that Daisuke Ono will play Mi...
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Butareba: The Story of a Man Turned into a Pig Anime Reveals 3rd Promo Video, New Visual

Anime debuted on October 7 with Crunchyroll streaming ― The official website for Butareba: The Story of a Man Turned into a Pig, the television anime of Takuma Sakai's Heat the Pig Liver (Buta no Liver wa Kanetsu Shiro) light novel series, revealed the show's third visual and promotional video on Sunday. The anime premiered on October 7, and Crunchyroll is streaming the series as it airs. The anime's...

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Crunchyroll Reveals January 6 Debut, English Dub Cast for Solo Leveling Anime

Aleks Le, Justin Briner, more star in English dub ― Crunchyroll revealed on Sunday that it will stream the anime of writer Chugong and the late artist DUBU's (REDICE Studio) Solo Leveling manhwa starting on January 6 in North America, Central America, South America, Europe, Africa, Oceania, the Middle East, and CIS. The anime will also debut in Japan on January 6. Aniplex is streaming a new trailer t...
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Keiko Yamamoto Steps Down From Role of Shōta Yamada in Chibi Maruko-chan Anime

Final episode with Yamamoto as character airs on December 17 ― The staff of the Chibi Maruko-chan anime announced on Sunday that Keiko Yamamoto will step down from voicing the character of Shōta Yamada after the episode that will air on December 17. Yamamoto has voiced the character since January 1990. The staff have not yet revealed who will replace Yamamoto, but the new voice will debut in the epis...
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Crunchyroll Announces 7 More Anime for 2024 Including Re:Monster, Vampire Dormitory

Crunchyroll also announces An Archdemon's Dilemma, The Wrong Way to Use Healing Magic, more ― Crunchyroll announced on Saturday that it has added seven more anime to its 2024 lineup: An Archdemon's Dilemma: How to Love Your Elf Bride Chillin' in Another World with Level 2 Super Cheat Powers Quality Assurance in Another World Re:Monster Tadaima, Okaeri The Wrong Way to Use Healing Magic Vampire Dormit...
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Crunchyroll Original Meiji Gekken: 1874 to Premiere in Japan on January 14

Yūichi Nakamura, Satoshi Mikami star in historical series at studio Tsumugi Akita Anime Lab ― The BS Shochiku Tokyu channel revealed in a video on Friday that the original television anime series Meiji Gekken: 1874 will premiere on the channel on January 14 at 11:00 p.m. JST. The anime is one of the seven Crunchyroll Originals that Crunchyroll announced in February 2020. Crunchyroll is listed as a pr...
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The IDOLM@STER Million Live! #10 [rate]
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One Piece #1087 [rate]
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Soaring Sky! Pretty Cure #44 [rate]
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Let Godzilla Stomp on Your Documents with the New, Personalized Godzilla Stamp

Choose your paper monster from 26 designs ― Godzilla, the giant lizard monster, is known for rampaging through the city and stomping on cars, houses, sometimes even on humans, or whatever its feet land on. But how about, you let Godzilla stamp on your documents? Hanko (Japanese for stamp or seal) company Okada Shokai announced on Tuesday its collaboration with the Godzilla franchise, and launched the...
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Manga UP! to Add Square Enix Manga Previously Hosted on Crunchyroll

Service adds The Strongest Sage with the Weakest Crest manga on December 10 ― Square Enix's Manga UP! Global service confirmed with ANN on Friday that it is working on adding the Square Enix titles that Crunchyroll Manga previously released on its service. Manga UP! Global is already releasing Looseboy and Iori Furuya's Talentless Nana manga, and the service will continue to release the latest chapte...
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Osamu Yamamoto Launches 'Remu a Stray Cat' Manga

Series teases 'fight against evil' ― This year's 24th issue of Shogakukan's Big Comic Original magazine revealed on Tuesday that Osamu Yamamoto will launch a new manga titled Remu a Stray Cat in next year's first issue on December 20. The magazine teases the manga with the tagline, "This is the unbelievable story of a fight against evil." Yamamoto launched his Chichi o Yaku (Burning Father) manga in ...
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Goblin Slayer II ‒ Episode 10

That wedding arc was nice but the honeymoon couldn't last forever.
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Hamaguri to Launch TRUMP Prequel Manga Based on Kenichi Suemitsu's Vampire Stage Play Franchise

Vampire manga's final volume ships in February ― The January issue of Kadokawa Shoten's Young Ace magazine revealed on Monday that Hamaguri will launch a prequel series to Kenichi Suemitsu's TRUMP 2009 stage play, titled Cocoon, in spring 2024. Suemitsu and Hamaguri debuted the TRUMP manga based on the play in Kadokawa's Young Ace magazine in November 2020. Kadokawa shipped the first compiled volume ...
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Protocol: Rain #10 [rate]
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The Apothecary Diaries #10 [rate]
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I Shall Survive Using Potions! #10 [rate]
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Butareba: The Story of a Man Turned into a Pig #9 [rate]
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Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2 ‒ Episode 44

Todo's arrival brings some much-needed spirit to these dismal proceedings.
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A Returner's Magic Should Be Special #10 [rate]
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Tearmoon Empire #10 [rate]
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Pumpkin Night Manga Ends 2nd Part, Announces 3rd Part

Horror series launched in 2016 ― Masaya Hokazono and Seima Taniguchi revealed in the 122nd chapter of their Pumpkin Night manga on Wednesday the second part of the manga had ended, with the story continuing in the third part. The series briefly went on hiatus in 2021 in May before returning in July. The manga's story begins when a girl named Akemi Nakatani is followed by someone named "Pumpkin Night...
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Since I Could Die Tomorrow Manga Volume 1 Review

Two women confront the onset of menopause and what reaching that particular age means, socially and emotionally. ― There's a reason why menopause is spoken of as The Change. The cessation of a woman's fertility and the exit from the menstrual cycle is traditionally, as with most things to do with the female reproductive system, considered at best mildly shameful and often becomes an excuse to make jo...
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My New Boss Is Goofy #10 [rate]
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Spy×Family #35 [rate]
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Pop Duo See-Saw Return to Gundam SEED for Freedom Film's Ending Song

Chiaki Ishikawa, Yuki Kajiura's 1st new song in about 2 decades ― The members of the pop duo See-Saw are contributing "Sarigiwa no Romantics" (Romantics Upon Parting), their first new song in about two decades, as the ending theme song for the Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Freedom film. See-Saw, composed of vocalist Chiaki Ishikawa and keyboardist/composer Yuki Kajiura, had previously performed ending them...
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Ragna Crimson #11 [rate]
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The Ancient Magus' Bride Season 2 ‒ Episode 22

She drove her son to his death, twisted Alcyone from caregiver to crony, and spent a decade trying to crush Philomela's sense of self.
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5 New Manga to Launch in Young Magazine From Daiju Yanauchi, Kōji Megumi, Shūzō Oshimi, Harold Sakuishi, U Satomi

Announced series debut in January-February ― Kodansha announced in a Twitter post on Monday that five new series will debut in its Weekly Young Magazine in early 2024. \ #ヤンマガ 1号発売中!/ 辰のごとし実力派作家大集結!✨2024年もヤンマガは攻め! 攻め! 攻め! 💥新連載5連弾!!!!!🎉🎉🎉#ヤンマガ新連載 pic.twitter.com/RRlG3ORAHf— ヤングマガジン編集部 (@magazine_young) December 4, 2023 Gang King creator Daiju Yanauchi will launch a new series titled One For All about ...
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The Faraway Paladin: The Lord of Rust Mountain #10 [rate]
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The Vexations of a Shut-In Vampire Princess #9 [rate]
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Dr. Stone: New World ‒ Episode 20

Throughout their adventures, she has come to believe in the power of science.
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Japan's Video Game Rankings, November 27-December 3

Dragon Quest Monsters: The Dark Prince debuts at #1 ― Japan's Game Ranking: November 27-December 3 Rank System Title Publisher Release Date Weekly Copies Total Copies 1NSwDragon Quest Monsters: The Dark Prince Square Enix December 1 346,583 346,583 2NSwMomotaro Dentetsu World: Chikyū wa Kibō de Mawatteru! Konami November 16 64,946 477,956 3NSwSuper Mario Bros. Wonder Nintendo October 20 61,794 1,150,...
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Case Closed #1106 [rate]
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Power of Hope: Precure Full Bloom #10 [rate]
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Japanese Animation TV Ranking, November 27-December 3

Frieren: Beyond Journey's End, Firefighter Daigo both earn 3.7% rating ― The Gon, The Little Fox stop-motion film aired on NHK Educational on Wednesday, November 29 at 4:10 p.m., and it earned a 0.4% rating. This week's episode of the live-action series of Kiwa Irie's Yuria's Red String manga aired on TV Asahi on Thursday, November 30 at 9:00 p.m. and earned a 6.1% rating. This week's episode of the...
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Firefighter Daigo: Rescuer in Orange #11 [rate]
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Crayon Shin-chan Franchise Reveals 31st Anime Film Crayon Shin-Chan: Ora-tachi no Kyōryū Nikki

Film about friendship between Shiro, "small dinosaur" opens in summer 2024 ― The staff of the Crayon Shin-chan franchise revealed the anime's 31st film on Saturday, titled Eiga Crayon Shin-Chan: Ora-tachi no Kyōryū Nikki (Crayon Shin-chan the Movie: Our Dinosaur Diary). The film will open in Japan in summer 2024. The film will follow the friendship between the Nobara family's pet dog Shiro and a "sma...
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The Unwanted Undead Adventurer TV Anime's 2nd Promo Video Reveals January 5 Debut

Series stars Ryōta Suzuki, Mikako Komatsu, more ― The official website for the television anime adaptation of Yū Okano's The Unwanted Undead Adventurer (Nozomanu Fushi no Bōkensha) light novel series began streaming the show's second promotional video on Saturday. The video reveals the show's January 5 debut streaming, and January 8 debut on TV. The site also revealed a new key visual. The series wil...

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Shadowverse Flame: Seven Shadows Arc #73 [rate]
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Meca Tanaka's Asa made Matemasen! Manga Ends in February

Love comedy launched in 2017 ― The January issue of Hakusensha's LaLa DX magazine revealed on Tuesday that Meca Tanaka's Asa made Matemasen! manga will end in the March issue, which goes on sale on February 5. The final chapter will be 40 pages and feature a color illustration. The manga's story centers on Junpei, an editor for a seinen manga magazine. He secretly has a crush on Yūko, a rival editor...
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Cosplay Your Toddler as Yu Yu Hakusho's Koenma in New Baby Doll Collaboration

Are you a parent of a newborn and love the character Koenma from Yu Yu Hakusho? Clothing brand Baby Doll has you covered. ― Are you a parent of a newborn and love the character Koenma from Yu Yu Hakusho? Clothing brand Baby Doll has you covered. In December 1990 manga author Yoshihiro Togashi began his series Yu Yu Hakusho in Weekly Shonen Jump. Since then, the series gained massive popularity both i...
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Bloody Mary Manga Gets Stage Play in 2024

Naoya Kitagawa, Shuya Sunagawa star in play in Tokyo from January 26-February 4 ― Akaza Samamiya's Bloody Mary manga is getting a stage play at Kokumin Kyosai Coop Hall/Space Zero in Shinjuku from January 26-February 4. The play stars Naoya Kitagawa as Bloody Mary (pictured below on left) and Shuya Sunagawa as Ichirō Rosario di Maria (right). The cast also includes: Toya Morita as Takumi Sakuraba Chi...
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Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth Game Streams 'Bucket List' Story Trailer

Like a Dragon Day RGG Roundup streams on December 8 ― SEGA and Ryu Ga Gotoku (RGG) Studio revealed a new English story trailer for the Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth (Ryū ga Gotoku 8) adventure role-playing game titled "Bucket List." The companies will stream a Like a Dragon Day RGG Roundup on December 8 at 6:00 p.m. EST on Sega's Twitch channel. The stream will feature gameplay for Like a Dragon: In...
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Girlfriend, Girlfriend #10 [rate]
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This Week in Games - Give Game Developers Their Flowers

The Game Awards honored some of the year's best in entertainment, but the same can't be said for the program's treatment of the industry's developers. Plus, Twitch exits South Korea and concern over a new Splatoon 3 weapon. ― Congratulations, reader, you've made it to another Friday. It's crazy to believe this week would be busting at the seams with video game news outside of Geoff Keigley's not-E3 e...
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Singer Vicke Blanka Goes on 1st N. American Tour

Tour goes to 10 locations from January 31-February 20 ― Avex Entertainment announced on Friday that singer and songwriter Vicke Blanka (Vickeblanka, real name Junya Yamaike) is going on his first North American Tour titled "Vicke Blanka North American Tour 2024." Tickets are now on sale. Vicke Blanka will perform on the following 10 dates: January 31: Vancouver - Vogue Theater February 2: Denver - Go...
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The Kingdoms of Ruin #10 [rate]
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Two Hours Hands-on with Shiren the Wanderer: The Mystery Dungeon of Serpentcoil Island

This throwback to "Nintendo hard" games of yesteryear is unforgiving, but that could be just the right challenge for retro game fans. ― The Shiren the Wanderer series, itself a subseries of the popular Mystery Dungeon franchise, has been on hiatus with no new games being released since 2010s The Tower of Fortune and the Dice of Fate on the Nintendo DS. However, thanks to the success of that game's Ni...

Toonami Airs Attack on Titan: The Final Chapters Part 2 Anime on January 6

Crunchyroll to stream dubs for anime's finale on January 7 ― Adult Swim's Toonami programming block announced on Friday that it will air Attack on Titan Final Season THE FINAL CHAPTERS (Shingeki no Kyojin The Final Season Kanketsu-hen) Part 2 anime with an English dub on January 6 at 12:00 a.m. EST (effectively, January 7). Crunchyroll also revealed on Friday that it will begin streaming the English,...
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HYPNOSISMIC -Division Rap Battle- Rhyme Anima PLUS #10 [rate]
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You Can Have My Back Light Novels 1-2 Review

Eighteen years ago, Ionia died on the field of battle, and the next day, Leorino was born...is this another opportunity for love to reignite? ― Eighteen years ago, Ionia died on the field of battle, and the next day, Leorino was born. When he turns eleven, he begins dreaming of Ionia's life, including his memories of "Vi," his best friend and impossible true love. Ionia and Vi never managed to truly ...
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Deadline: The Boy and the Heron Film Earns Over US$2 Million from Preview Screenings

Film opened in N. American theaters on Friday with preview screenings on Thursday ― Update: Deadline predicts the film will earn US$10.7 million in its opening weekend, and estimates the film earned US$5.4 million on Friday. Entertainment news website Deadline reported on Friday that Hayao Miyazaki's latest feature film The Boy and the Heron (Kimi-tachi wa Dō Ikiru ka, or literally How Do You Live?) ...
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Monthly Bushiroad Magazine Ends Publication

3 manga transfer to Comic Growl after Monthly Bushiroad's final issue on April 8 ― The official website for Monthly Bushiroad magazine announced on Friday that the magazine is ending publication after the May 2024 issue, which is scheduled for release on April 8, 2024. The following manga will transfer to Bushiroad Works' Comic Growl (formerly Comic Bushiroad Web) manga website: Cardfight Vanguard Yo...
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Frieren: Beyond Journey's End #14 [rate]
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You Were Experienced, I Was Not: Our Dating Story #10 [rate]
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Goblin Slayer II #10 [rate]
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The Rising of the Shield Hero Season 3 #10 [rate]
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Houchu Ohtsuka Joins Cast of A Playthrough of a Certain Dude's VRMMO Life Anime

Ohtsuka plays red dragon king Igraon in anime's 11th episode on December 11 ― The official website for the television anime of author Howahowa Shiina and illustrator Yamaada's Toaru Ossan no VRMMO Katsudō-ki (A Playthrough of a Certain Dude's VRMMO Life) light novel series revealed on Friday that Houchu Ohtsuka will voice the character Igraon, Natalnia's father and the red dragon king. The character ...
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Undead Unluck #10 [rate]
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Fudanshi Shōkan Boys-Love Isekai Comedy Manga Gets 6th Net Mini Anime

3-episode anime debuted on YouTube on Friday ― Futabasha debuted a sixth mini-anime series based on Moe Fujisaki's Fudanshi Shōkan: Isekai de Shinjū ni Hameraremashita (Fudanshi Summoning: I Got Laid by a Divine Beast in an Alternate World) manga on YouTube on Friday. The series will stream for three episodes weekly on Fridays. The new anime commemorates the manga's eighth volume, which shipped on Fr...
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The Apothecary Diaries Anime Casts Noriko Hidaka as Fengming

Character appears in 10th episode on Saturday ― The official Twitter account for the anime adaptation of Natsu Hyūga and Touko Shino's The Apothecary Diaries (Kusuriya no Hitorigoto) light novel series revealed on Friday that Noriko Hidaka will play Fengming, the chief lady-in-waiting for consort Ah-Duo. The character will appear in the show's 10th episode on Saturday, titled "Honey." The anime premi...
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Mr. Villain's Day Off Anime's New Promo Video Previews Opening, Ending Themes

Series premieres on January 7 ― The official website for the television anime of Yuu Morikawa's Mr. Villain's Day Off (Kyūjitsu no Warumono-san) manga revealed a new promotional video on Friday that previews Ivudot's opening theme song "Yūho" (Walk) and GLASGOW's ending theme song "Kyūsoku Jūden" (Relaxation Charging). The video also reveals the show's January 7 debut. The anime will premiere on TV T...

Golf Manga Rising Impact From Seven Deadly Sins' Nakaba Suzuki Gets Netflix Anime

Anime to stream in 2 seasons in June 2024, August 2024 ― Netflix announced on Friday that Nakaba Suzuki's Rising Impact golf manga will get an anime adaptation that will stream on the service. The anime will have two seasons. The first season will premiere in June 2024 and the second season will premiere in August 2024. Suzuki (The Seven Deadly Sins) serialized the manga in Shueisha's Weekly Shonen J...
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Bottom-Tier Character Tomozaki 2nd Stage Anime Reveals January 3 Premiere in New Promo Video

New video previews DIALOGUE+'s opening, ending themes ― The staff of Bottom-Tier Character Tomozaki 2nd Stage (Jaku Chara Tomozaki-kun 2nd Stage), the second television anime season of Yūki Yaku's Bottom-tier Character Tomozaki (Jaku Chara Tomozaki-kun) light novel series, began streaming the show's second promotional video on Friday. The video previews DIALOGUE+'s opening theme song "Easy? Hard? Shi...
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The Wrong Way to Use Healing Magic Anime Reveals Theme Songs, January 5 Debut in New Promo Video

More cast, new visual also revealed ― The staff of The Wrong Way to Use Healing Magic, the television anime of Kurokata's Chiyu Mahō no Machigatta Tsukai-kata: Senjō o Kakeru Kaifuku Yōin (The Wrong Way to Use Healing Magic: Recovery Team Running Through the Battlefield) fantasy light novel series, revealed the show's January 5 debut in a second promotional video on Friday. The staff also revealed a ...
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Kizumonogatari: Koyomi Vamp Compilation Film Reveals New Visual, Trailer

Compilation film opens in Japan on January 12 ― The staff of the Kizumonogatari anime's compilation film Kizumonogatari: Koyomi Vamp revealed a new promotional video and visual for the film on Friday. The film will open on January 12, 2024. Tickets go on sale on December 16 and a bonus for those who pre-order tickets includes an A4-size clear file with the above key visual on it. The Kizumonogatari a...
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Johnny & Associates Agency Changes Name to Starto Entertainment

Atsushi Fukuda named new president ― The talent agency previously known as Johnny's and Associates announced on Friday that it is changing its name to STARTO ENTERTAINMENT. The company's new president is Atsushi Fukuda, who was previously the vice-president of Sony Pictures Entertainment and also previously the president and CEO of Sony Digital Entertainment. The company commented on the name: The na...

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Armored Core VI Wins Best Action Game at The Game Awards 2023

Final Fantasy XVI wins Best Score, Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom wins Best Action/Adventure ― FromSoftware's Armored Core VI: Fires of Rubicon game won Best Action Game at The Game Awards 2023 event on Thursday. Other Japanese games or games based on Japanese franchises that won awards include: Best Family Game: Super Mario Bros. Wonder Best VR / AR: Resident Evil Village VR Mode Best Audio Design: Hi-...
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Capcom Unveils New Monster Hunter Wilds Game for 2025 Release

Newest game in Monster Hunter franchise releases for PS5, Xbox Series X|S, Steam ― Capcom unveiled Monster Hunter Wilds, the newest installment in its long-running Monster Hunter action game series, during The Game Awards on Thursday. The game is slated to release on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC via Steam in 2025. Monster Hunter Rise, the latest main game in Capcom's Monster Hunter franchis...
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Final Fantasy XVI Game's Trailer Reveals 2 New DLC

"Echoes of the Fallen" DLC debuts on Friday, "The Rising Tide" debuts next spring ― Square Enix unveiled a new trailer for the new DLC installments "Echoes of the Fallen" and "The Rising Tide" for its Final Fantasy XVI game during The Game Awards on Thursday. "Echoes of the Fallen" will debut on Friday, while "The Rising Tide" will debut next spring. English trailer: Japanese trailer: The game launch...
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Guilty Gear Strive Fighting Game Reveals Elphelt as 11th DLC Character

Game also gets "TEAM OF 3" three-on-three team versus mode next year ― Arc System Works unveiled a new trailer for the Guilty Gear -Strive- fighting game during The Game Awards on Thursday, revealing returning character Elphelt Valentine as the game's new DLC character as part of the game's Season Pass 3. The character is available now. English trailer: Japanese trailer: The game will also have a new...
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Final Fantasy VII Rebirth Game's Trailer Reveals Game's Theme Song

Loren Allred performs theme song "No Promises to Keep," composed by Nobuo Uematsu ― Square Enix unveiled a new trailer for Final Fantasy VII Rebirth, the second game in Square Enix's Final Fantasy VII Remake project, during The Game Awards on Thursday. The trailer reveals and previews the game's theme song "No Promises to Keep" Loren Allred, composed by Nobuo Uematsu. Final Fantasy VII Rebirth launch...
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Rise of the Ronin Game's Trailer Reveals March 22 Release Date

New game from Sony Interactive Entertainment, Team Ninja ― Sony Interactive Entertainment and Koei Tecmo Games' Team Ninja studio revealed a new trailer for their Rise of the Ronin game during The Game Awards on Thursday. The trailer reveals the game's March 22 release date. The game takes place in Japan in 1863, during the Bakumatsu era that marked the end of the Tokugawa shogunate. Sony describes t...
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Bandai Namco Unveils Dragon Ball: Sparking! Zero Game

New game in Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi arena fighters launches for PS5, Xbox Series X|S, Steam ― Bandai Namco Entertainment unveiled the announcement trailer for Dragon Ball: Sparking! Zero, a new game in its Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi arena fighter franchise, during The Game Awards on Thursday. The trailer revealed that the game will release for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC via...
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Sega Develops New Jet Set Radio, Golden Axe, Streets of Rage Games

Also developing new games for Shinobi, Crazy Taxi franchises ― Sega unveiled a new video during The Game Awards on Thursday, revealing that it is developing new entries in some of its classic game franchise, including Jet Set Radio, Shinobi, Golden Axe, Streets of Rage, and Crazy Taxi. The announcement does not reveal any platforms or release dates for the games, nor if the footage shown for the game...
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Hideo Kojima, Jordan Peele Unveil New OD Game

Game stars Sophia Lillis ― Game director Hideo Kojima's Kojima Productions unveiled a new game titled OD during The Game Awards on Thursday. Kojima is collaborating with film director and comedian Jordan Peele (Get Out, Us, Nope) on the game. The game will star actress Sophia Lillis (It, Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves). Kojima describes the project as a game, but also as a movie, and a "new ...
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Square Enix Unveils Vision of Mana Game for 2024 Release

New game in Mana/Seiken Densetsu RPG series ― Square Enix unveiled a new game in its Mana/Seiken Densetsu role-playing game series titled Visions of Mana (Seiken Densetsu Visions of Mana). The game will ship in 2024. Square Enix did not reveal release platforms for the game. English trailer: Japanese trailer: Square Enix announced in 2021 that it is developing a new game in the series for consoles. T...
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Ikumi Nakamura's Unseen Studio Unveils Kemuri Game

New game from director of Ghostwire: Tokyo ― Game director Ikumi Nakamura's Unseen game studio unveiled its new game Kemuri during The Game Awards on Thursday. Unseen did not reveal the game's release date. Nakamura established her Unseen studio in 2022. Nakamura announced her departure from Tango Gameworks in September 2019. She announced that she was establishing an independent studio in March 2021...
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Persona 3 Reload Game's Trailer Previews Opening Song

Remake launches for PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PC on February 2 ― Atlus debuted a new trailer for its upcoming Persona 3 Reload game during The Game Awards on Thursday. The trailer previews the game's opening song. English Trailer Japanese Trailer Persona 3 Reload will launch for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Game Pass, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and PC via Windows and Steam on Februar...
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Metaphor: ReFantazio Game's Trailer Reveals Fall 2024 Release, PS4/PS5 Release

New trailer highlights Royal Tournament story ― Atlus unveiled a new trailer for its first full-scale fantasy role-playing game Metaphor: ReFantazio during The Game Awards on Thursday. The trailer reveals the game's fall 2024 release date, as well as the addition of PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 releases to the previously announced Xbox Series X|S and Steam platforms. English Trailer Japanese Trail...
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The Kingdoms of Ruin ‒ Episode 9

Doroka and Adonis have stumbled across Boob Town, filled with killer sex dolls.
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Uma Musume Pretty Derby Season 3 ‒ Episode 10

This week's episode has things start looking just a bit ominous for this season's mane mare, Kitasan Black.
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Kurayukaba, Kuramerukagari Anime Films Debut in Japanese Theaters on April 12

Newly announced Kuramerukagari film adapts Ryohgo Narita's novella in franchise ― The staff for Shigeyoshi Tsukahara and Twiflo's original full-length anime film project Kurayukaba announced on Friday that the film will open in Japan on April 12, 2024. The staff also revealed a brand-new spinoff full-length anime film titled Kuramerukagari, which will also open in Japan on April 12, 2024. Kurayukaba ...
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Bocchi the Rock! Gets an Official Guitar for 128,000 Yen

Shred some power-cords on the new Bocchi the Rock Gibson guitar ― Shred some power-cords on the new Bocchi the Rock! Gibson guitar. In the series Bocchi the Rock! the main character Hitori Goto is the lead guitarist and leader of her band. Thus, she is often seen with a guitar. Now, fans of the series can buy that same guitar through Aniplex+. 🄶🄾🄾🄳🅂/𝑴𝒚 𝑵𝒆𝒘 𝑮𝒆𝒂𝒓...\Epiphone BY Gibson ”BOCCHI”EDITIONが...
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16bit Sensation: Another Layer ‒ Episode 10

Another Layer has blown past being an earnest expression of love for an art form and its culture to being a thoughtful (and silly) meditation on the broader inevitable place of that culture.
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The Eminence in Shadow 2nd Season ‒ Episode 30

This episode features the return of Epsilon to the spotlight, sets up the looming season climax, and is chock-full of sight gags and comical misunderstandings.
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Final Fantasy XIV Makes it Easier than Ever to Eat Pizza in Eorzea

Previously limited "Eat Pizza" emote now available on FFXIV Online Store ― Warriors of Light, it's pizza time in Eorzea! The Final Fantasy XIV Online Store has released the emote for "Eat Pizza" for US$7.00 on November 20. The emote allows the MMORPG's player characters to suddenly take a pizza out of their pockets and take a bite, before grinning profusely from cheesy bliss. Although the store regul...
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The ANN Aftershow - What Is the Real Monster in Godzilla Minus One?

Jacki, James, and Lynzee saw the newest Godzilla film from Japan, Godzilla Minus One! The latest entry in the kaiju franchise goes back to its historical roots, taking place at the tail end of WWII...with a unique message. ― What Is the Real Monster in Godzilla Minus One? Jacki, James, and Lynzee saw the newest Godzilla film from Japan, Godzilla Minus One! The latest entry in the kaiju franchise goe...
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North American Anime, Manga Releases, December 3-9

Utawarerumono: Mask of Truth, Bibliophile Princess anime; My Dog is a Death God, We Started a Threesome!! manga ship ― Anime Releases Title Publisher Suggested Retail Price Date Bibliophile Princess BDPlease Sentai Filmworks US$59.98 December 5 Utawarerumono: Mask of Truth BDCite Crunchyroll US$69.98 December 5 Young Black Jack BDAnimeNewsNetwork Sentai Filmworks US$49.98 December 5 Print Manga Relea...
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Rurouni Kenshin #23 [rate]
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This Week in Anime - How Do You Manage Your Anime Backlog?

Nicky and Chris wax about the anime they keep meaning to get to and what methods help them just sit down and watch. ― Nicky and Chris wax about the anime they keep meaning to get to and what methods help them just sit down and watch. This series is streaming on Netflix, Crunchyroll, and HIDIVE Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed by the participants in this chatlog are not the views of Anime...
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Jujutsu Kaisen #44 [rate]
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Bikkuri-Men Anime Casts Junichi Suwabe

Suwabe plays Super Devil in 10th episode ― The official website for Bikkuri-Men, Japan-based confectionery maker Lotte's new anime based on its Bikkuri-Man line of wafer snacks, revealed on Thursday that Junichi Suwabe plays Super Devil, who appeared in the 10th episode on Thursday. The anime premiered on the Tokyo MX channel on October 5. The anime's cast includes: Daishi Kajita as Yamato Shuta Mori...

Great Pretender Anime's Deluxe Edition BD Set Ships on March 12

5-disc set includes all 23 episodes, art cards, poster, art book ― Shout! Studios announced on Thursday that it will release the Deluxe Edition of WIT Studio's original television anime series Great Pretender from Anime Limited on Blu-ray Disc on March 12, 2024 in limited quantities. The 5-disc set will include all 23 episodes, bonus features, a slipcase, 10 art cards, a double-sided poster, and a 19...
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The Ancient Magus' Bride #22 [rate]
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The Blue Wolves of Mibu TV Anime Casts Shun Horie

Horie plays original character Tanaka Tarō of Shinsengumi ― The staff for the television anime of Tsuyoshi Yasuda's The Blue Wolves of Mibu (Ao no Miburo) manga announced on Friday that Shun Horie will play Tanaka Tarō of the Shinsengumi. The character is an original character not based on a historical figure. (ANN presents modern Japanese names with family name last, and historical names with family...
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Splatoon Tournament Delayed, Nintendo Live 2024 Tokyo Canceled Due to Threats

Threats targeted Nintendo's employees, tournament's staff, spectators ― Nintendo announced on Thursday that it has delayed the "Splatoon Koshien 2023 National Finals" tournament and canceled the "Nintendo Live 2024 Tokyo" event due to threats that have been made targeting the company's employees, as well as recent threats towards the tournament staff and spectators. The Splatoon Koshien 2023 National...
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My Daughter Left the Nest and Returned an S-Rank Adventurer #11 [rate]
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Sacrificial Princess & the King of Beasts Spinoff Manga Ends in 5 Chapters

Spinoff manga launched in August 2022 ― The first 2024 issue of Hakusensha's Hana to Yume magazine revealed on Tuesday that Yu Tomofuji's Shiro Usagi to Kemono no Ōji (White rabbit and Prince of the beast) manga will end in five more chapters. Tomofuji launched the series in August 2022. Hakusensha shipped the third volume on August 18 and the fourth volume will ship on December 20. The series is a ...
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The Foolish Angel Dances with the Devil Anime's 2nd Promo Video Previews Ending Theme Song

Series starring Yūma Uchida, Ayane Sakura premieres on January 8 ― The staff for the television anime of Sawayoshi Azuma's The Foolish Angel Dances with the Devil (Oroka na Tenshi wa Akuma to Odoru) manga revealed a second promotional video for the series on Thursday. The video previews Kaori Ishihara's ending theme song "Gift." The anime stars: Yūma Uchida as Masatora Akutsu Ayane Sakura as Lily Ama...
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12 Works Including Frieren, Elusive Samurai, Ya Boy Kongming! Nominated for 69th Shogakukan Manga Awards

Competition no longer features categories ― The judging committee of the 69th Shogakukan Manga Awards revealed the nominees for this year's awards on Thursday. Each winning title will be honored with a bronze statuette and a prize of 1 million yen (about US$6,900). The winners will be announced on January 18. For the first time, the nominees are not divided into categories. Previous categories for th...
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Metallic Rouge Anime Reveals More Cast, Theme Song Artists, January 10 Debut in Main Promo Video

New visual also revealed ― The official website for the Metallic Rouge original television anime began streaming the anime's main promotional video on Thursday. The video previews DAZBEE's ending theme song "Scarlet" and Yu-ka's oepening theme song "Rouge." The video also reveals that the anime will premiere on Fuji TV's +Ultra programming block on January 10. The site also revealed a new visual. The...
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Re:Monster Anime's Video Reveals Cast, Staff, Opening Song Artist, April 2024 Premiere

Takuya Satō, Kenta Hosoda, Ai Kakuma, Kana Ueda, Mai Kanno star in isekai anime ― The staff of the television anime of Kogitsune Kanekiru's Re:Monster light novel series unveiled a new promotional video for the anime on Thursday. The video reveals the anime's cast, staff, opening theme song artist, and April 2024 premiere date. The staff also unveiled a new version of the anime's first visual, as wel...
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Game Developers Arc System Works, Aquria Enter Into Capital Alliance

New tie-up aimed at bolstering ArcSys' development capabilities by leveraging Aquria's experience ― Game developer and publisher Arc System Works and game developer Aquria announced on Monday that they have formed a capital alliance. The tie-up is intended to bolster Arc System Works' development capabilities by leveraging Aquria's experience. Arc System Works is best known for its Guilty Gear and Bl...

Prosecutors Seek Death Penalty in Kyoto Animation Arson Case

Kyoto District Court scheduled to announce verdict on January 25 ― Japanese news website The Mainichi reported on Thursday that prosecutors for the arson murder case that killed 36 people and wounded 32 others at Kyoto Animation are seeking the death penalty for the arson suspect, Shinji Aoba. Meanwhile, the defense is seeking for Aoba's acquittal or a reduced sentence, arguing that he was suffering ...
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The World's Fastest Level Up Light Novels Get English Audiobooks

Pierce Cravens narrates audiobooks with 1st volume debuting on January 18 ― Seven Seas Entertainment announced on Wednesday that it will release an English audiobook version of Nagato Yamata's The World's Fastest Level Up (Sekai Saisoku no Level Up) light novel series, beginning with the first volume on January 18. Pierce Cravens (Transformers: Rescue Bots Academy, Veep) will narrate the audiobooks. ...
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Persona 3 Reload Game's New Trailer Highlights Shinjiro

Remake launches for PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PC on February 2 ― Atlus debuted a new character trailer introducing Shinjiro for its upcoming Persona 3 Reload game on Wednesday. The trailer highlights Shinjiro's unique Persona and fighting skills. English Trailer Japanese Trailer Persona 3 Reload will launch for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Game Pass, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and PC...
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Dyschronia: Chronos Alternate Game Gets PC Version in 2024

DYSCHRONIA: Chronos Alternate - Dual Edition contains all 3 episodes in both VR, non-VR modes ― MyDearest, Inc. announced on Wednesday that it will release DYSCHRONIA: Chronos Alternate - Dual Edition, a new version of the DYSCHRONIA: Chronos Alternate virtual reality (VR) game that it and it and IzanagiGames created, on PC via Steam in 2024. The release will include all three episodes in both VR and...
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