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The Saint's Magic Power is Omnipotent Novel 1

This is the point where it becomes apparent that Sei is not like many other giddy isekai heroines. She has no idea what's going on, is royally pissed that she's been ignored, and she wants out now. ― If you've been following recent light novel releases with a female target audience, one of the first things you'll likely notice about Yuka Tachibana's The Saint's Magic Power is Omnipotent is that it fa...
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Dear Brother Episodes 1-13 Streaming

If you have any love for the shoujo or yuri genres, Dear Brother is a must-see. Your current favorites just wouldn't be the same without it. ― Dear Brother is probably one of the most anticipated releases among RetroCrush's various license rescues. Its pedigree is almost as prestigious as the elite Sorority Members of Seiran Academy: It was directed by the influential and distinctive Osamu Dezaki, ba...
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Healin' Good Precure Anime Film Unveils Trailer, Staff, Visual

Eiga Healin' Good ♥ Precure Yume no Machi de Kyun! tto GoGo! Daihenshin!! premieres on March 20 ― The official website for Eiga Healin' Good ♥ Precure Yume no Machi de Kyun! tto GoGo! Daihenshin!!, the Precure franchise's newest film, unveiled a trailer, staff, and a visual on Tuesday. Ryōta Nakamura (Healin' Good Precure episode director) is directing the film. Ryunosuke Kingetsu (Healin' Good Precu...
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Boruto: Naruto Next Generations ‒ Episode 176

in the wake of the attempted Divine Tree resurrection, Sai and the ANBU poured over the remains of Victor's headquarters and discovered that both he and Deepa were connected to Kara.
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futekiya Boys-Love Manga Service Adds Pink Heart Jam Manga Simulpub

1st 2 chapters launch on December 24 ― Fantasista, Inc.'s futekiya boys-love manga subscription service announced on Monday that it has licensed Shikke's Pink Heart Jam manga from Home-sha as its first simulpub BL manga. The service will add the manga's first two chapters on December 24, the same day that the second chapter debuts in Shueisha's Mellow Kiss digital magazine in Japan. Subsequent chapte...
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Digimon Adventure: ‒ Episode 26

All my complaining here is really just built-up frustrations with this arc and the show as a whole. As an episode, this one slots right back into that ‘Fine’ category.
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The Day I Became a God ‒ Episode 8

After last episode was largely spent spinning wheels, you can imagine the chill that ran down my spine when I saw this episode was titled “The Day of the Trip to the Beach.”
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Love and Heart Manga Enters Final Arc

Yen Press licensed Chitose Kaido's romance horror series ― The official Twitter account for Hakusensha's LaLa magazine revealed on Monday that Chitose Kaido's Love and Heart (Koi to Shinzō) manga will enter its final arc on Wednesday. The manga's sixth compiled book volume will ship on Friday. Yen Press licensed the manga, and will release the first volume in February 2021. It describes the manga: Su...
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Moriarty the Patriot ‒ Episode 8

If there was a time in Moriarty the Patriot when die-hard fans of the original Sherlock Holmes stories were going to take umbrage at the anime's variations, this would be it.
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Ghibli's 1st CG Feature Earwig and the Witch Previewed in 1st Promo Video

Goro Miyazaki helms anime of novel by Howl's Moving Castle author ― NHK posted on Tuesday the first promotional video for Studio Ghibli's first CG feature Earwig and the Witch, Goro Miyazaki's anime adaptation of Diana Wynne Jones' novel of the same name. The two-minute video is streaming on NHK's website. Jones published the novel in 2011, and publisher HarperCollins describes the story: Not every o...
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Voice Actress Aoi Yūki's Chimera Project Announces Cast

Yūki, Akari Kitō, Minako Kotobuki, Sora Amamiya, Mutsumi Tamura, Saori Hayami, Ayane Sakura star ― The official website for "YUKI×AOI Chimera Project," the original project that voice actress Aoi Yūki is developing with an anime as its eventual goal, announced the main cast on Tuesday: Aoi Yūki as Sunday Akari Kitō as Monday Minako Kotobuki as Tuesday Sora Amamiya as Wednesday Mutsumi Tamura as Thurs...
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Yōjo Shachō Comedy Anime's Promo Video Reveals More Cast, Theme Songs, January 1 Net Debut

Tomokazu Sugita, Chō, Houchu Ohtsuka, Aya Hisakawa, more join workplace comedy ― The official website for the anime of Odeko Fujii's Yōjo Shachō (Little Girl President) manga posted a promotional video on Tuesday. The video reveals additional cast members and the January 1 net premiere for the anime. It also announces the opening and ending theme song artists and previews the opening theme song. The ...
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Rika Kinugawa Replaces Yuka Aisaka as Voice of Uma Musume's Narita Brian

Timing of Aisaka's 2018 hiatus cited as one reason ― Talent management agency Apte Pro announced on Tuesday that voice actress Yuka Aisaka will step down from her role as Narita Brian in the Uma Musume Pretty Derby franchise. The official website for the franchise announced that Rika Kinugawa will replace her in the role. The announcement explained that the change was due to timing schedule issues fr...
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Seven Seas Licenses 7 Novels, 3 Manga

Accomplishments of the Duke's Daughter novels, Monster Musume novel spinoff, Hello World novel, more ― Seven Seas Entertainment announced on Monday that it has licensed Shinobumaru's The Haunted Bookstore – Gateway to a Parallel Universe (Wagaya wa Kakuriyo no Kashihonya-san -Ayakashi no Jō to Haraiya no Shōnen-) light novel series as the first title for its new Airship imprint. The company also anno...
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Laid-Back Camp Gets 2 VR Games This Winter

For PS4, Switch, iOS, Android, PC with English, Japanese, Chinese, Korean, French text support ― Gemdrops announced on Tuesday that it is developing two VR games based on Afro's Laid-Back Camp (Yurucamp) manga titled Yurucamp Virtual Camp Motosuko-hen (Motosu Lake Version) and Yurucamp Virtual Camp Fumoto Camp Jō-hen (Fumoto Camp Site Version). Both games are slated for release this winter for PlaySt...
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Gekidol's In-Story Zombie Anime Alice in Deadly School Announces January 4 Airing in Video

Anime based on Gekidol's in-story stage play ― The official website for the Gekidol stage play, anime, and idol project began streaming a promotional video on Tuesday for Alice in Deadly School, the anime adaptation of Gekidol's in-story stage play. The video reveals the anime's January 4 premiere date on the Tokyo MX and AT-X channels. Alice in Deadly School stars: M.A.O as Yū Sumio Chihira Mochida ...

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Thunderbolt Fantasy Puppet Show's 3rd Season Premieres in April 2021 After COVID-19 Delay

Show also unveils new visual ― The official Twitter account for the Thunderbolt Fantasy puppet-show franchise revealed on Tuesday that the show's third season will premiere in April 2021. The account also unveiled a new visual. The third season was delayed from its 2020 premiere due to the staff considering safety measures against the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19). The final episode of Thunderbo...
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New World Trigger Anime Unveils New Commercial, Visual

Anime premieres on January 9 ― The official Twitter account for the new season of the television anime of Daisuke Ashihara's World Trigger manga unveiled a new visual for the anime on Tuesday. It also posted a 15-second commercial on Sunday. アニメ #ワールドトリガー 2ndシーズン予告映像第1弾公開!映像にはボーダー本部を襲撃するガロプラ、そしてそれに立ち向かうボーダーの精鋭達の姿が!!https://t.co/MFfczkGoOm pic.twitter.com/WOUnPsShmw— アニメ「ワールドトリガー」公式 2021年1月9日(土)深夜1時30...
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Stand By Me Doraemon 2 Film Stays at #2, Live-Action 1/100,000 Opens at #4

Demon Slayer stays at #1, Grisaia & Gunbuster OVA screenings rank in mini-theaters Demon Slayer - Kimetsu no Yaiba – The Movie: Mugen Train stayed at #1 for its seventh weekend. It earned 1,032,345,100 yen (about US$9.63 million) from Friday to Sunday. The film has now sold a total of 20,532,177 tickets for 27,512,483,050 yen (about US$265 million) in 45 days. It has now earned more than James Came...
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The Gymnastics Samurai ‒ Episode 8

The Gymnastics Samurai has never been shy about its themes being based around the people we interact with in our lives, since the show's real plot effectively kicked off with a ninja following the Aragaki family home.
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Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon ‒ Episode 9

Man, it sure is strange to see the opening of this week's Yashahime addressing a lot of the issues that I've been noting over the past 8 weeks!
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Love Live! Nijigasaki High School Idol Club ‒ Episode 9

My hope is that after so many mandatory heartfelt conclusions we can get to some good, old-fashioned goofy antics for an episode or two before heading into the final stretch.
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TONIKAWA: Over The Moon For You ‒ Episode 9

The final part, then, about the laundry and buying replacement clothes is all about some of the more embarrassing aspects of learning to live together, and that part is cute in its own way.
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Soulcalibur VI Game's Hwang DLC Trailer Streamed

Hwang, new character creation set, free content update launch on Wednesday ― Bandai Namco Entertainment Europe began streaming a video on Saturday for the DLC character Hwang for the Soulcalibur VI fighting game. The character joins the game as part of the second Season Pass, and will be available as part of DLC 13 and 14 on December 2. DLC 14 will feature a new character creation set. The game is al...
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Hypnosis Mic -Division Rap Battle- Rhyme Anima ‒ Episodes 8-9

The episode heads into the Mad Trigger Crew vs Buster Bros battle and honestly? I'm a little underwhelmed.
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English Translator, Letterer Demographics Among 2020 Manga Releases Revealed

Manga letterer Phil Christie compiled information about the demographics of translators of letterers among 996 English manga books released from January to September 2020. He counted 127 active translators and 109 letterers. He also roughly determined the gender of the translators and letterers from their names, and compiled that information into two pie charts. Data gleamed from 996 books of mang...
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Akudama Drive ‒ Episode 8

Akudama Drive gives us its subtlest episode in weeks, which is a wild thing to say considering it begins with a moon-bound rocket ship crash landing in the middle of Lake Biwa.
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Tsuburaya Productions Announces Ultraman Chronicle Z: Heroes' Odyssey TV Series for January 9

Series follows Ultraman Zero, who can travel between Ultraman series' universes ― Tsuburaya Productions announced on Saturday a new television series in its Ultraman franchise titled Ultraman Chronicle Z: Heroes' Odyssey that will premiere on January 9 at 9:00 a.m. on TV Tokyo and its affiliates. The series will feature Ultraman Zero, a hero who can travel between parallel universes of different Ultr...
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Fire Force ‒ Episode 46

“Plot for Extinction” is the kind of episode that can do a lot to redeem a middling arc, which is unfortunately how I would describe this second excursion into the Nether.
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Detective Conan: Hannin no Hanzawa-san Manga Gets New Chapter

Gag spinoff about Detective Conan's black-silhouetted "criminal" debuted in May 2017 ― The January 2021 issue of Shogakukan's Shonen Sunday S magazine revealed on November 24 that Mayuko Kanba's Detective Conan: Hannin no Hanzawa-san manga, a spinoff series of Gosho Aoyama's Detective Conan manga, will get a new chapter in the magazine's next issue in December. The gag manga stars the black-silhouett...
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Higurashi: When They Cry – GOU ‒ Episode 9

However, if there is one thing I can say about GOU, it's that I do miss some of the original's totally bonkers horror.
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Jujutsu Kaisen ‒ Episode 9

This is the kind of technical storytelling that I can easily get bored with, but to JJK's credit, the show consistently makes these exposition-heavy chapters much more interesting by animating the hell out of them.
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The Saint's Magic Power is Omnipotent Novel 1

This is the point where it becomes apparent that Sei is not like many other giddy isekai heroines. She has no idea what's going on, is royally pissed that she's been ignored, and she wants out now. ― If you've been following recent light novel releases with a female target audience, one of the first things you'll likely notice about Yuka Tachibana's The Saint's Magic Power is Omnipotent is that it fa...
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Shin-Ei Animation Announces Stop-Motion Puppet TV Series About Guinea Pig Cars

Pui Pui Molcar series premieres on January 5 ― Anime studio Shin-Ei Animation announced the stop-motion puppet television series Pui Pui Molcar on Friday for premiere on January 5 at 7:30 a.m. within TV Tokyo's Kinder TV children's variety program. The series centers on guinea pigs who have become cars (the title word "Molcar" combines "car" with "morumotto," the Japanese word for "guinea pig" and a ...
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English Voice Actors Kara Edwards, Zach Bolton Announce Marriage

Worked together on Dragon Ball Z, Fairy Tail, One Piece, Pop Team Epic, more ― Voice actress Kara Edwards announced on Twitter on Thursday that she has gotten married to voice actor and ADR director Zach Bolton. She posted a photo from their wedding ceremony with the hashtag #IDoIDoIDo and wrote: "On our way to 2021, we did a thing. We have so much to be thankful for today, and now always. Wishing yo...
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I'm Standing on 1,000,000 Lives. ‒ Episode 9

Lesson learned in this episode: don't get on Kahvel's bad side.
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Abciee Shūgyō Nikki TV Anime Unveils Promo Video, January 6 Premiere

Anime centers on Osaka's ABC TV station mascot Abciee ― The official website for Abciee Shūgyō Nikki (Abciee Study Diary), Osaka's Asahi Broadcasting Corporation's (ABC) television anime based on its "Abciee" mascot character, revealed on Monday that the anime will debut on ABC TV on January 6 at 25:32 (effectively, January 7 at 1:32 a.m.). The website began streaming a promotional video for the seri...
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ufotable Commemorates End of Fate/Stay Night: Heaven's Feel with 'Finale' Image

Fate/Stay Night: Heaven's Feel production studio ufotable has created an illustration and a special website to celebrate the conclusion of the film trilogy. ― Fate/Stay Night: Heaven's Feel production studio ufotable has created an illustration and a special website to celebrate the conclusion of the film trilogy. The image, which shows the main characters of the anime decked out in formal outfits, w...
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Wandering Witch - The Journey of Elaina ‒ Episode 9

Plenty of shows can jump the shark, but here Wandering Witch jumps the shark only to land in the waiting, ravenous maw of a second, larger shark.
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Tennis Champion Naomi Osaka Stars in New Manga

Kodansha's shojo magazine Nakayoshi recently announced on Twitter that a new manga starring three-time Grand Slam singles champion Naomi Osaka will launch in its February issue, which releases on December 28. The manga will be drawn by Futago Kamikita (manga artist group best known for the manga adaptations of the Pretty Cure franchise) and overseen by Naomi's sister Mari Osaka. 🔥BIG NEWS🔥なかよし2月号(...
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Assault Lily Bouquet ‒ Episode 8

The main conceit of this one is a sports festival, and while the way they described it initially made me think we might be heading into a tournament arc of some sort, it turns out to be much more the anime standard.
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Haikyu!! To The Top ‒ Episode 22

Never underestimate the power of the dumb guy – if there's one lesson I've learned from shounen manga and anime, it's that.
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Everyday♪ Today's Menu for Emiya Family Switch Game Delayed Again

Aniplex will announce new release date later ― Aniplex announced on Monday that the Everyday♪ Today's MENU for EMIYA Family (Mainichi♪ Emiya-sanchi no Kyō no Gohan) game has been further delayed to improve the product quality of the entire game. The company will announce a new release date at a later time. The game is based on the net anime of TAa's Today's Menu for Emiya Family (Emiya-sanchi no Kyō ...
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New World Trigger Anime Previewed in 1st Trailer

Anime premieres on January 9 ― Toei Animation started streaming the first full trailer for the new season of the television anime of Daisuke Ashihara's World Trigger manga on Saturday. While the video is region-locked to Japan, the anime's official Twitter account is also streaming a region-free 15-second version of the video, but with a different narrator. アニメ #ワールドトリガー 2ndシーズン予告映像第1弾公開!映像にはボーダー本部を襲...
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Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? III ‒ Episode 9

You shouldn't ever have to choose between doing what's right and doing what's easy, but unfortunately the former is very rarely also the latter.
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Universal Studios Japan Opens Super Nintendo World on February 4

Video previews Mario Kart: Bowser's Challenge attraction ― Nintendo announced on Monday that Universal Studios Japan's Super Nintendo World area will open on February 4. The official YouTube account for Universal Studios Japan began streaming an announcement video, and it unveils the Mario Kart ~Koopa's Challenge~ (Bowser's Challenge) attraction. The new attraction will include a stone statue of Bows...
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Kuma Kuma Kuma Bear ‒ Episode 8

I had hoped that when Yuna went out into the greater world, she would find others that could match her in strength and discover she had been little more than a big fish in a small pond.
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Live-Action Night Beyond the Tricornered Window Film Streams Behind-The-Scenes Video

Film starring Masaki Okada opens on January 22 ― The live-action film of Tomoko Yamashita's The Night Beyond the Tricornered Window (Sankaku Mado no Sotogawa wa Yoru) boys-love manga began streaming a behind-the-scenes video on Sunday. The video features a scene of the two protagonists eating at a yakiniku restaurant, and the staff released the video on Sunday to commemorate "Good Meat Day" ("Ii Niku...
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DMP Listed as Licensing The Day I Was Forced to Marry God, The Day I Divorced God Manga

Both volumes listed as shipping on January 27, 2021 ― Diamond Comic Distributors' PreviewsWorld website is listing that Digital Manga Publishing has acquired the licenses for Tamosan's The Day I Was Forced to Marry God (Cult Shūkyō Shijitemashita) and The Day I Divorced God (Cult Shūkyō Yamemashita) manga. The company will ship both manga in English on January 27, 2021. PreviewsWorld describes both m...
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Drecom Reveals Wizardry VA 3D Dungeon RPG for Smartphones

Drecom acquired copyrights, trademarks to game series last month ― Japanese video game developer Drecom announced on Monday that it is developing a new game in the Wizardry game series, a 3D dungeon RPG for smartphones tentatively titled Wizardry VA. Drecom has not yet revealed a release window for the game. The company is streaming a video for the game. Drecom plans to release the game worldwide. Dr...

Goblin Slayer: The Endless Revenge Smartphone Game Ends Service After 1 Year

1st smartphone game in franchise launched last December ― The official Twitter account for the Goblin Slayer: The Endless Revenge smartphone game announced on Monday that the game will end service on December 25 at 3:00 p.m. JST. The game itself will detail in a notice how to request refunds. The game launched last December as the first smartphone game in the franchise. SB Creative published the firs...
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13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim Game Gets 4-Panel Manga

Vanillaware's latest game launched in English on September 22 ― The official website for Bushiroad's Monthly Bushiroad magazine is listing that Tiger Hiiragi will draw a manga adaptation of Vanillaware's 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim PlayStation 4 game starting in the magazine's January 2021 issue on December 8. The manga's title is Yonkoma Jūsan Kihei Bōeiken!! Kochira Sector X (4-Panel 13 Sentinels: Aegi...
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Chainsaw Man, Teasing Master Takagi-san, Duel Masters Nominated for 66th Shogakukan Manga Awards

Dead Dead Demon's Dededede Destruction, Burning Kabaddi also nominated ― The judging committee of the 66th Shogakukan Manga Awards revealed the nominees for this year's awards. Each winning title will be honored with a bronze statuette and a prize of 1 million yen (about US$9,000). The winners will be announced on January 19. Best Children's Manga Title: Duel Masters series Author: Shigenobu Matsumot...
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Argonavis from BanG Dream! AAside Smartphone Game Launches in January

Game's story to be set after anime with adventure, rhythm game elements ― Bushiroad and DeNA announced on Sunday that their Argonavis from BanG Dream! AASide smartphone game will launch for iOS and Android devices in January. The official YouTube channel for the franchise streamed the game's opening movie earlier this month. The game's story will be set after the story of the anime. The game will hav...
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Caravan Stories RPG Gets Switch Release

PS4 version of RPG launched in N. America in September 2019 ― Game developer Aiming announced during the Caravan Stories third-anniversary live stream on Saturday that it is developing a Nintendo Switch version of the game. The PlayStation 4 version of the free-to-play exploration game launched in North America in September 2019. The game was originally slated to launch in July 2019, but was delayed....
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Live-Action Liar x Liar Film's Trailer Reveals February 19 Debut

New visual, theme song artist also revealed ― Asmik Ace began streaming the trailer on Monday for the live-action film of Renjuro Kindaichi's Liar x Liar manga. The video previews Six Tones' theme song "Boku ga Boku janai Mitai da" (It's Like I'm Not Myself). The film will open in Japan on February 19. The staff also revealed a new visual on Monday. Hokuto Matsumura and Nana Mori star in the film as ...
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Sk8 the Infinity Anime's TV Ad Previews Ending Theme

Insert song artists also revealed for skateboarding anime premiering on January 9 ― The staff for director Hiroko Utsumi (Banana Fish, Free! - Iwatobi Swim Club, Free! Eternal Summer) and animation studio BONES' (Eureka Seven, My Hero Academia) original anime project Sk8 the Infinity revealed on Sunday that Yūri will perform the show's ending theme song "Infinity." The show's Twitter account is also ...

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Capsizes Titanic to Become #2 All-Time Film in Japan

Mugen Train earns 27.5 billion yen, just below Spirited Away's 30.8 billion yen ― Demon Slayer - Kimetsu no Yaiba – The Movie: Mugen Train anime has sold a total of 20,532,177 tickets for 27,512,483,050 yen (about US$265 million) in 45 days — thus earning more than James Cameron's Titanic (26.2 billion yen) to become the second highest-earning film of all time in Japan. Only Spirited Away (30.8 billi...
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Top-Selling Light Novels in Japan by Volume: 2020

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba is 1st novelization to take top 3 spots, followed by Overlord, Demon Slayer film novel ― For the first time since Oricon began reporting its book ranking charts in April of 2008, the novelization of one franchise took both of the top two spots in the general book ranking, in addition to the top three spots in the light novel ranking. This list covers sales surveyed from...
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Top-Selling Light Novels in Japan by Series: 2020

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba is 1st franchise to top general book & manga rankings in 1 year ― For the first time since Oricon began reporting its book ranking charts in April of 2008, one franchise topped both the general book ranking and the manga ranking in a year. It is also the first time one franchise took the top two spots in the general book ranking. This list covers sales surveyed from Nov...
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Top-Selling Manga in Japan by Volume: 2020

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba takes record top 22 spots, followed by 3 One Piece books, more Demon Slayer, SPY×FAMILY, Attack on Titan ― For the first time since Oricon began reporting its book ranking charts in April of 2008, one franchise, Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, took the top 22 slots on the ranking chart. In addition, the limited editions of Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba volume 20 and 21...
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Top-Selling Manga in Japan by Series: 2020

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba sells 82 million, followed by Kingdom, One Piece, Haikyu!!, Jujutsu Kaisen ― For the first time since Oricon began reporting its book ranking charts in April of 2008, one franchise topped both the general book ranking and the manga ranking in the same year. This list covers sales surveyed from November 18, 2019 to November 22, 2020. Rank Title Author Estimated Sales 1 D...

My Hero Academia's 3rd Anime Film Confirms Returning Main Staff

― My Hero Academia the Movie 3, the tentatively titled third My Hero Academia anime film opening next summer, unveiled its main staff on Monday. Kenji Nagasaki is returning from the television series and two previous films in the franchise to direct the new film at BONES. Other returning staff members include scriptwriter Yousuke Kuroda, character designer Yoshihiko Umakoshi, and composer Yuki Hayas...
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The Promised Neverland Manga Gets New Bonus Chapter About Sister Krone

36-page new chapter debuts on December 7 ― This year's 52nd issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine revealed on Monday that the magazine will publish a new bonus chapter for Kaiu Shirai and Posuka Demizu's The Promised Neverland manga in the magazine's first 2021 issue, which will ship on December 7. The 36-page one-shot will focus on the past of Sister Krone, and it will feature a center col...

My Hero Academia Gets 3rd Anime Film in Summer 2021

Kohei Horikoshi to again serve as chief supervisor, original character designer ― This year's 52nd issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine revealed on Monday that the My Hero Academia franchise will get a third anime film that will premiere in summer 2021. Original manga creator Kohei Horikoshi will again serve as chief supervisor and original character designer. Horikoshi had said in an auth...
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Hidekaz Himaruya's New Manga to Focus on Prime Ministers

Comedy manga by Hetalia author launches on January 4 ― Manga creator Hidekaz Himaruya revealed on Twitter on Sunday the details of his new manga series. The new comedy manga will have a theme of Japanese prime ministers, and is titled Sōri Club (Prime Minister Club). The January issue of Shueisha's Jump SQ. magazine will reveal more details on December 4. Manga creator Kenichi Sakura is in charge of ...
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Laid-Back Camp Season 2 to Premiere on January 7

Cast to appear at delayed Tokyo event on April 11; more Sanrio goods in the works ― The "Laid-Back Camp Season 2: Iwata/Hamamatsu" preview screening event announced on Sunday that Yurucamp Season 2, the second television anime season based on Afro's Yurucamp (Yurukyan△, Laid-Back Camp Δ) manga, will premiere on the AT-X channel on January 7 at 11:00 p.m. It will then run on Tokyo MX, BS11, Sun Tv, KB...
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Square Enix Announces SaGa Frontier Remastered Game

Remastered RPG releases for PS4, Switch, iOS, Android, PC via Steam in summer 2021 ― Square Enix announced a remastered version of its 1997 SaGa Frontier game on Saturday. The company will release the remastered edition of the game for PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, iOS, Android, and PC via Steam in summer 2021. The release will feature English and Japanese text. Alongside remastered graphics, the g...
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Bushiroad, Broccoli Plan to 'Reboot' Di Gi Charat Franchise

Franchise characters to appear in Lost Decade smartphone game ― Bushiroad announced on Friday that the first project as part of its new partnership with media company Broccoli is a collaboration between Di Gi Charat and Bushiroad's Lost Decade smartphone game, as part of an overall plan to "reboot" Broccoli's Di Gi Charat franchise. Bushiroad released the smartphone game on September 21, and characte...
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Bushiroad Forms Partnership With Broccoli, Purchases 3.89% of Company

Bushiroad purchased 341,100 shares of Broccoli between September to December 2019 ― Bushiroad announced on Friday that it has concluded a contract with media company Broccoli for a partnership between the two companies. Bushiroad stated that its reason the partnership is part of its overall mission to "create a new era of entertainment" as an IP developer. Prior to the partnership, Bushiroad purchase...
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The Hidden Dungeon Only I Can Enter Anime's 2nd Promo Video Previews Theme Song

Akari Kitō, Yuki Nagano join cast for series premiering on January 8 ― The official website for the television anime of Meguru Seto's The Hidden Dungeon Only I Can Enter (Ore Dake Haireru Kakushi Dungeon ~Kossori Kitaete Sekai Saikyō) light novel series began streaming the show's second promotional video on Sunday. The video reveals and previews Coalamode's ending theme song "Nemophila." The official...

Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya Drei!! Manga Ends 3rd Part, Story Continues

Hiroshi Hiroyama launched latest sequel manga in 2012 ― Hiroshi Hiroyama announced in the January 2021 issue of Kadokawa's Comp Ace magazine on Friday that the third part of his Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya Drei!! manga has ended. The author comments stated that the story will continue. Hiroyama's original manga re-imagines the Fate/stay night character Illyasviel von Einzbern in an alternate unive...
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Her Blue Sky Manga Ends in Next Chapter in January

Comic Newtype website will publish final chapter on January 29 ― The official Twitter account of Kadokawa's Comic Newtype web comic site announced on Friday that Yaeko Ninagawa's manga adaptation of the Her Blue Sky (Sora no Aosa o Shiru Hito yo) original anime film will end in its next chapter. The Comic Newtype website will publish the 15th and final chapter of the manga on January 29. Yaeko Ninaga...
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Wixoss Diva(A)Live Anime Reveals Promo Video, January 8 Debut, 4 More Cast Members

M.A.O, more join cast for latest series in Wixoss franchise ― The official website for Wixoss Diva(A)Live, the new television anime in Takara Tomy's Wixoss franchise, began streaming a promotional video for the series on Sunday. The video reveals that the anime will premiere on Tokyo MX and BS11 on January 8 at 24:30 (effectively January 9 at 12:30 a.m.). The website also revealed four more cast memb...

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Teasing Master Takagi-san VR Anime's Expansion Launches on December 3

Expansion for Oculus Quest features 4 more scenes, new mode ― Kayac announced on Saturday that Karakai Jōzu no Takagi-san VR 1&2 Gakki (Teasing Master Takagi-san VR 1st and 2nd Semester), an expanded version of the virtual reality (VR) anime of Sōichirō Yamamoto's Teasing Master Takagi-san (Karakai Jōzu no Takagi-san) manga, will launch for the Oculus Quest on December 3. The expansion will include f...
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Taishi Tsutsui Finishes Storyboard for Final Chapter of We Never Learn Manga

Manga entered "parallel story" arcs in March ― Manga creator Taishi Tsutsui revealed on Twitter on Saturday that he has drawn the storyboard for the final chapter of his We Never Learn (Boku-tachi wa Benkyō ga Dekinai) manga. Weekly Shonen Jump published the final chapter of the "X=Hakugin no Shikkoku Ningyo-hime Hen" (X=Shimmering Ebony Mermaid Princess Arc) of the manga on March 9. Starting in the ...
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Final Fantasy XIV Game Streams Trailer for Patch 5.4 'Futures Rewritten'

Final Fantasy XIV Announcement Showcase streams on February 5 at 8:30 p.m. EST ― The official YouTube channel for the Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn MMORPG began streaming a trailer on Saturday that previews the game's Patch 5.4 titled "Futures Rewritten." The game's website describes the new story of the patch's main quests: With Elidibus defeated and the fate of the First secured, the Scions mak...
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Captain Tsubasa: Rise of New Champions Game Reveals 1st DLC Characters

Stefan Levin, Singprasert Bunnaak, Ricardo Espadas join game in early December ― The English Twitter account for Bandai Namco Entertainment's Captain Tsubasa: Rise of New Champions game revealed on Thursday that the game's first three DLC characters are midfielder Stefan Levin, defender Singprasert Bunnaak, and goalkeeper Ricardo Espadas. The three characters will join the game as DLC in early Decemb...
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Kano Performs Ending Theme for Sōkō Musume Senki Anime

Series featuring female characters clad in parts from Little Battlers eXperience robots premieres on January 6 ― The official website for the Sōkō Musume Senki television anime revealed on Friday that Kano will perform the show's ending theme song "Compass Song." The anime will premiere on January 6 and will air on Tokyo MX, BS11, and MBS. The anime stars: Rikako Aida as Riko Rie Murakawa as Yui Saor...
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World Witches Take Off! TV Anime Announces Theme Song Artists, January 12 Debut

Yoko Ishida, different units of 501st & 502nd contribute theme songs ― The streamed World Witches Music Festa 2020 concert event announced on Saturday the theme song artists and January 12 premiere for the World Witches Hasshin Shimasu—! (World Witches Take Off!) television animes. Yoko Ishida is singing the opening song "Wanna Fly?" which is written, scored, and arranged by Kentarō Sonoda. The "501 ...

King's Raid Anime's Blu-ray Disc Release Canceled

26-episode series premiered on October 2 ― The official website for KING's RAID: Successors of the Will (King's Raid: Ishi o Tsugumono-tachi), the television anime of South Korean developer Vespa's King's Raid smartphone RPG app, revealed on Friday that the staff are canceling the six planned Blu-ray Disc releases of the anime due to "various circumstances." The anime premiered on October 2, and will...
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Gintama: The Final Film Gets Novel Adaptation in January

Film, novel adaptation adapting manga's finale both release on January 8 ― Shueisha's Jump J-Books novel imprint is listing that Gintama The Final, the new anime film of Hideaki Sorachi's Gintama manga, will get a novel adaptation that will release on January 8, the same day the film opens in Japan. Mirei Miyamoto is writing the novel. The film is billed as "the finale, for real this time." The film ...
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Saudi Arabian Organization MiSK Foundation Plans to Purchase Majority Stake in SNK

Organization's game development subsidiary to purchase initial 33.3% stake for US$216.5 million ― The Saudi Arabian organization MiSK Foundation (Mohammed bin Salman Foundation) revealed on Thursday that it will invest US$216.5 million in Japanese game developer SNK through MiSK Foundation's wholly owned Electronic Gaming Development Company. The MiSK Foundation will own an initial 33.3% stake in SNK...
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Pornographer Playback BL Manga Gets Live-Action Film

Main Pornographer manga, spinoff series Mood Indigo both previously inspired live-action series ― Fuji TV announced on September 3 that the live-action adaptations of Maki Marukido's Pornographer boys' love manga is receiving a sequel film. The company revealed a visual for the film on Friday. Chihiro Onitsuka will return from the series to perform the theme song "Slow Dance," written specifically fo...
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JFF Plus Online Film Festival Screens Pigtails, Sumikko Gurashi, Drawer Hobbs, 8 More Anime in U.S. in December

Other films include: 'Gon, the Little Fox,' Tokyo Marble Chocolate, Li'l Spider Girl, NORMAN THE SNOWMAN -The Northern Light-, Kick-Heart, NORMAN THE SNOWMAN-On a Night of Shooting Stars-, The Girl from the Other Side, Moon of a sleepless night ― The Japan Foundation will host the JFF Plus Online Film Festival in the United States from December 4-13. The Japanese Film Festival's (JFF) website will st...

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High School DxD's Slashdog Prequel Manga Ends

Original novel illustrator Kikurage launched series in December 2019 ― Illustrator Kikurage's manga adaptation of writer Ichiei Ishibumi's Daten no Inugami -Slashdog- (The Fallen Dog God -Slashdog-) light novel series ended in the January 2021 issue of Kadokawa's Monthly Comic Alive magazine on Friday. The series' second compiled book volume will ship in January. The series launched in the magazine i...
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Itachi's Haganai Manga Ends

Adaptation of light novels launched in 2010 ― Itachi's Haganai: I Don't Have Many Friends manga ended in the January 2021 issue of Kadokawa's Monthly Comic Alive magazine on Friday. The manga entered its climax in the 18th compiled book volume in October 2019. The volume also revealed that the series would end in its 20th volume in 2020. The manga's 19th volume has yet to ship. Seven Seas Entertainme...
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Yuoni Survival Horror Game Announced for Spring 2021 Release

Video previews first-person story of escaping Japanese buildings at sunset ― Chorus Worldwide announced on Thursday that it will release the Yuoni survival horror game for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC via Steam in spring 2021. The company began streaming an announcement trailer for the game. Tricore is developing the first-person game that incorporates elements of t...
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Dear Brother Episodes 1-13 Streaming

If you have any love for the shoujo or yuri genres, Dear Brother is a must-see. Your current favorites just wouldn't be the same without it. ― Dear Brother is probably one of the most anticipated releases among RetroCrush's various license rescues. Its pedigree is almost as prestigious as the elite Sorority Members of Seiran Academy: It was directed by the influential and distinctive Osamu Dezaki, ba...
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Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends & the Secret Fairy Game's Prologue Video Streamed

Game launches for PS4, PS5, Switch in winter ― Koei Tecmo America began streaming a prologue movie for Gust's Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends & the Secret Fairy game on Thursday. The video highlights the previous game and also includes new footage. The game will launch in Japan on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and Nintendo Switch on December 3. The game will then launch on PC via Steam on January 26. Th...
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3D CG Anime 'OBSOLETE' Streams With English Dub

Episodes 7-12 debut on December 1 ― Bandai Namco Arts' YouTube channel added an English dub to the 3D CG anime OBSOLETE in November. The anime's official website also lists the Blu-ray Disc release as containing English and Japanese audio. "Part II" of the anime containing episodes 7-12 will debut on December 1. As with the first six episodes, the new episodes will be available all at once on Decembe...
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RetroCrush Adds Ramen Fighter Miki, Little Prince, Love Hina Again, More Anime

Also: 1980 Astro Boy, both seasons of Honey and Clover debut in December ― Digital Rights Media announced on Thursday the new titles and release dates for the anime titles that will stream on its RetroCrush streaming service in December. The titles will launch on consecutive Fridays in December: Ramen Fighter Miki - December 4 Love Hina Again - December 11 Honey and Clover - December 11 Honey and Clo...
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Kodansha Comics Licenses 8 New Manga by Miki Yoshikawa, Kanae Hazuki, More

Titles include Harem Marriage, A Couple of Cuckoos, Will It Be the World or Her? ― Kodansha Comics listed four new manga titles that will debut digitally in January 2021 and four new manga titles that will debut digitally in February 2021. The following titles will release over consecutive Tuesdays in January: Title: Harem Marriage Author: NON Debut Date: January 5 Synopsis: The man Koharu loved wasn...
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Japanese Animation TV Ranking, November 16-22

Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon ranks at #3, Lupin III Italian Game special at #4 Lupin III: The Castle of Cagliostro aired on NTV on Friday, November 20 at 9:00 p.m. and earned a 10.2% rating. The CG-animated film Stand By Me Doraemon aired on TV Asahi on Friday, November 20 at 8:00 p.m. and earned a 7.5% rating. Title Station Date Time Length Average Household Rating Sazae-san Fuji TV November 22 ...
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Japan's Video Game Rankings, November 16-22

Momotaro Dentetsu, Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity debut at #1, #2 ― Japan's Game Ranking: November 16-22 Rank System Title Publisher Release Date Weekly Copies Total Copies 1NSwMomotaro Dentetsu: Showa, Heisei, Reiwa mo Teiban! Konami November 19 345,697 345,697 2NSwHyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity Koei Tecmo Games November 20 173,215 173,215 3NSwAnimal Crossing: New Horizons Nintendo March 20 37,2...
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Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Manga Creator Apologizes for Last Volume Not Adding New Epilogue Pages

Koyoharu Gotouge explains jacket blurb is in error, but volume will have other exclusive content ― The official Twitter account for Koyoharu Gotouge's Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba manga posted comments by Gotouge for the manga's 23rd and final volume on Friday. In those comments, Gotouge apologized for errors in the wraparound jacket band and publisher's preview for the volume. The wraparound jacke...
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Wit Studio Animator Kyoji Asano Attends 2 Online Meet and Greet Events on December 5

2 livestream events to be held on Zoom with Attack on Titan, Moribito, Great Pretender animator ― Emmanuel Bochew, interpreter and manager, will organize a third event on the Meet and Greet website, after those with artist Hiroshi Watari and director Masahiko Komino. The new event will feature animator and character designer Kyoji Asano. This event is described as a collaboration with Wit Studio. Asa...
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Sasuga no Sarutobi's Fujihiko Hosono Draws 2-Part Mini-Series Manga

Hakuboku "E-sports x romance" manga launches on December 10 ― This year's 23rd issue of Shogakukan's Big Comic magazine revealed on Wednesday that Fujihiko Hosono will draw a two-part mini-series manga titled Hakuboku (Black and White, manga pictured left below) that will launch in the magazine's next issue on December 10. The magazine teases the manga as an "E-sports x romance youth turnabout story,...
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Keiko Nishi's Hatsukoi no Sekai Manga Approaches Climax

Manga about 40-year-old unmarried woman who reaches turning point in life launched in 2016 Manben Neo, NHK's documentary series hosted by manga artist Naoki Urasawa, revealed last week that Keiko Nishi's Hatsukoi no Sekai (World of First Love) manga is approaching its climax. The love story story follows Kaoru Komatsu, a 40-year-old unmarried woman. She's not dissatisfied with work or daily life, b...
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Shikizakura Original Anime Gets Manga in December

Hayato Aoki draws manga based on 2021 TV anime ― The January 2021 issue of Futabasha's Monthly Action magazine revealed on Tuesday that Chukyo TV and Sublimation's original "near-future science fiction drama" anime Shikizakura will have a manga adaptation by Hayato Aoki that will launch in the magazine's next issue on December 25. The anime will premiere in early 2021. TYK Promotion, which is based i...
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Yo-kai Gakuen Y Manga Ends With 3rd Volume

3rd volume ships on January 28 ― Shogakukan is listing the third volume of Noriyuki Konishi's Yo-kai Gakuen Y manga as the last volume. The volume will ship on January 28. The manga is based on Yo-kai Gakuen Y ~N to no Sōgū~ (Yo-Kai Academy Y: An Encounter With N), the new Yo-kai Watch anime series. Konishi launched the manga in Shogakukan's Coro Coro Comics magazine in September 2019. Shogakukan pub...
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HBO Max to Stream English Dub for Jujutsu Kaisen Anime

Crunchyroll streams anime with English subtitles, dubs in 4 languages ― HBO Max revealed on Wednesday that it will start streaming the English dub of the Jujutsu Kaisen anime as part of the streaming service's "Crunchyroll Collection" starting on December 4. The anime series premiered on October 2, and it will have 24 episodes. Crunchyroll is streaming the anime outside of Asia as the anime airs in J...
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Rikako Aida Performs Opening Theme for Sōkō Musume Senki TV Anime

Promo video also streamed for character Riko ― DMM Pictures revealed on Friday that voice actress Rikako Aida will perform the opening theme song "Dream Hopper" for the Sōkō Musume Senki television anime. The company also began streaming a character video for Riko, whom Aida voices in the series. The anime will premiere on January 6 and will air on Tokyo MX, BS11, and MBS. The anime stars: Rikako Aid...
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Yamishibai: Japanese Ghost Stories Anime Gets 8th Season in January 2021

Kanji Tsuda reprises role as Storyteller for latest season of horror anime ― TV Tokyo announced on Friday that the Yamishibai: Japanese Ghost Stories television anime will get an eighth season that will premiere in January 2021. Kanji Tsuda reprises his role as the Storyteller. Other cast members include: Rie Kitahara, Oolongta Yoshida, Mika Hijii, Toshimasa Niiro, Yutaka Shimizu, Satoko Kishino, Yuk...
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Solitary Gourmet Live-Action Series Gets New Year's Eve Special

4th consecutive New Year's Eve special to again star Yutaka Matsushige ― TV Tokyo revealed on Thursday that the live-action series adaptation of Masayuki Kusumi and Jiro Taniguchi's Kodoku no Gourmet (Solitary Gourmet) manga will have a New Year's Eve special for a fourth consecutive year, which will air from 10:00 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Yutaka Matsushige (live-action Death Note, Sukiyaki Western Django,...
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Dreamcatcher, Riho Iida Perform New Theme Songs for King's Raid Anime

New themes to premiere with show's 2nd half ― The official website for KING's RAID: Successors of the Will (King's Raid: Ishi o Tsugumono-tachi), the television anime of South Korean developer Vespa's King's Raid smartphone RPG app, revealed on Friday that South Korean group Dreamcatcher will perform the new opening theme song "Eclipse" for the anime, and Riho Iida will perform the new ending theme s...
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Mamoru Oshii's VladLove Anime Unveils New Promo Video, Visual

"Special version" of anime's 1st episode streams on official YouTube channel on December 18 ― The official website for Ichigo Animation and Mamoru Oshii's new anime series VladLove unveiled a new promotional video and visual for the anime on Friday. The site also revealed that the anime's first episode will have a "special version" that will debut on the anime's official YouTube channel on December 1...
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Gundam Ace Magazine Unveils 3 New Gundam Manga

Kemeko Deluxe!'s Masakazu Iwasaki draws manga with Haman Karn as career office woman ― The January 2021 issue of Kadokawa's Gundam Ace magazine revealed three new manga for the Gundam franchise on Thursday. Masakazu Iwasaki's Arasa OL Haman-sama and Kazuya Tani's Ral Meshi ~Ramba Ral no Haitoku Gohan~ both launched in the same issue, while Osamui Wakai and Satoshi Takemiya's Amuro to Boku will launch...
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Studio Colorido Founder's New Studio Makes Anime Short Based on Picture Book

Aoi Hane Mitsuketa! anime short debuts in spring 2021 ― Noovo, a new animation studio founded by Studio Colorido founder Hideo Uda, announced on October 26 that it is adapting Itsumo Togashi's Aoi Hane Mitsuketa! Sagashitemiyō Mijika na Tori-tachi (We Found a Blue Feather! Let's Seek Out Nearby Birds) picture book into a net anime that will debut in spring 2021. Noovo unveiled a video promoting the b...

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Aria the Crepuscolo Anime Film Casts Kiyono Yasuno as Original Character

Yasuno also performs spring 2021 film's opening, ending songs ― The official website for Aria the Crepuscolo, the new theatrical anime film project celebrating the Aria anime's 15th anniversary, revealed a new cast member and the theme song artist for the film on Friday. Kiyono Yasuno joins the film's cast as Aletta (seen below), a new character that original creator Kozue Amano specifically designed...
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Back Arrow Anime's 2nd Video Previews LiSA's Opening Song

Shuka Saitō sings ending; Ami Koshimizu, Mikako Komatsu cast in January anime ― The official website and Twitter account for the Back Arrow television anime began streaming the second promotional video for the anime on Friday. The video reveals and previews the anime's opening theme song "dawn" by LiSA. Shuka Saitō will perform the ending theme song "Sekai no Hate" (The Edge of the World). The video ...

In/Spectre Anime Gets 2nd Season

1st season aired on January 11 as Crunchyroll Original ― Kodansha announced on Friday that the television anime of Kyo Shirodaira and Chasiba Katase's In/Spectre (Kyokō Suiri or Invented Interface) manga will have a second season. Kodansha revealed a visual and promotional video for the second season that recaps the events and characters from the first season, but it did not reveal a premiere date. T...
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Seirei Gensouki - Spirit Chronicles Novels Get TV Anime

Yoshitsugu Matsuoka, Ayaka Suwa, Akane Fujita, Yūki Kuwahara star in TMS Entertainment anime ― Hobby Japan revealed on Friday that Yuri Kitayama and Riv's Seirei Gensouki - Spirit Chronicles light novels are inspiring a television anime. The anime's official website revealed the cast and staff, a teaser trailer, and a visual, but not the premiere date. The cast includes: Yoshitsugu Matsuoka as Rio/Ha...
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Corpse Party Game Gets PS4, Switch Version

Game remake previously shipped for PSP, 3DS, iOS ― The official Twitter account for the Corpse Party horror game franchise announced on Thursday that MAGES. will release the Corpse Party: Blood Covered …Repeated Fear game for the PlayStation 4. The announcement did not reveal a release date. MAGES. also previously announced on October 19 that the game will have a Switch version this year that will ad...
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New World Trigger Anime Reveals Theme Song Artists

TOMORROW X TOGETHER sings main theme, Kami wa Saikoro o Furanai performs ending song ― The official website for the television anime of Daisuke Ashihara's World Trigger manga revealed the theme song artists for the new anime season on Friday. South Korean boy band TOMORROW X TOGETHER sings the main theme song "Force." Motoko Ōmori of the rock band Mrs. GREEN APPLE wrote the song specifically for the ...
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Toei Animation Reveals Tropical-Rouge! Precure TV Anime for 2021

Precure featuring "transformation with makeup" premieres in early 2021 ― Toei Animation revealed on Friday that its 18th Precure television anime series will be titled Tropical-Rouge! Precure. The anime will premiere in spring 2021. (Most of the Precure series have been listed to premiere in spring, but actually premiere in February.) The anime's tagline is "Transform with makeup! Invincible determin...
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North American Anime, Manga Releases, November 22-28

Lupin III: The Secret of Twilight Gemini, A Thousand and One Nights anime; Kageki Shoujo!!, Days of Love at Seagull Villa manga ship ― Anime Releases Title Publisher Suggested Retail Price Date Assassins Pride BDPlease Sentai Filmworks US$69.98 November 24 Azur Lane BDCite Funimation US$64.98 November 24 Big Order BDAnimeNewsNetwork Discotek Media US$39.95 November 24 Dancouga BDPlease Discotek Media...
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Koi Ikeno Ends 1st Part of Bloody Bride Manga, Launches New Tokimeki Tonight Next Year

Bloody Bride launched in March ― The January 2021 issue of Shueisha's Cookie magazine revealed on Thursday that Koi Ikeno's Bloody Bride -Kyūketsuki no Konkatsu- (Bloody Bride: Vampire Marriage Hunting) manga has concluded its first part, and Ikeno will launch a new Tokimeki Tonight manga next year. The announcement did not specify if the new manga will be a one-shot or serialization. Ikeno launched ...
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Tokyo Ravens: Sword of Song's Ran Kuze Draws 1-Shot Manga

"Kuroiwa Medaka ni Watashi no Kawaii ga Tsūjinai" romantic comedy debuts in December ― This year's 52nd issue of Kodansha's Weekly Shonen Magazine revealed on Wednesday that Ran Kuze will publish the new one-shot manga "Kuroiwa Medaka ni Watashi no Kawaii ga Tsūjinai" (My Cuteness Isn't Getting Throught to Medaka Kuroiwa) in the magazine's combined fourth and fifth 2021 issue in December. The magazin...
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Chikage Yuniwa's Battery Manga Resumes

Manga based on Atsuko Asano's baseball novels launched in 2005 ― The January 2021 issue of Kadokawa's Asuka magazine revealed on Tuesday that Chikage Yuniwa will resume their manga adaptation of Atsuko Asano's Battery novels in the magazine's next issue on December 23. Asano's novels revolve around Takumi Harada, a young man who moves to a mountain town in Okayama prefecture during the spring break b...
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Makoto Sanda, Aco Arisaka's Bestia Manga Ends

Manga launched in June 2018; Yen Press publishes series in English ― The January 2021 issue of Kadokawa's Shonen Ace magazine published the final chapter of Makoto Sanda, Aco Arisaka, and Kashiwa Miyako's Bestia manga on Thursday. The manga's third and final volume will ship on December 26. Yen Press is releasing the manga in English, and it describes the story: Chasing a faint memory from childhood,...
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ANN: Connect - Mangamo

Join us December 3 for a live manga discussion with Mangamo executive editor and co-founder Dallas Middaugh, whose career in manga publishing spans two decades with stops at Crunchyroll and Penguin Random House. ― Welcome to Anime News Network Connect! A collaboration between ANN and Anime NYC, ANN Connect is a new way to bring anime fans, anime creators, and the anime industry together during a tim...
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Otomate Reveals New Shūen no Virche Switch Game

Yomi illustrates game set in land where all perish before reaching the age of 23 ― Idea Factory's Otomate brand revealed a new Nintendo Switch game on November 20 titled Shūen no Virche - ErroR:salvation-. The game's teaser promotional video below previews the game's characters and setting in the land of Arpecher, where all perish before reaching the age of 23. The game's staff includes illustrator Y...
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New Sengoku Basara Manga Reveals Title, Debut Date

Sengoku Basara: Sōkyoku no Mahoroba debuts online on Friday, in magazine on December 1 ― The official Twitter account for Hero's Inc.'s Monthly Hero's magazine revealed the title and debut date for the new manga for Capcom's Sengoku Basara franchise on Wednesday. The manga is titled Sengoku Basara: Sōkyoku no Mahoroba (Elysium of Two Extremes), and will debut on Hero's Inc.'s Comiplex website on Frid...
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PQube Launches 'Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? Infinite Combate' Game's Free Shooter DLC

"Is It Wrong To Try To Shoot 'em Up Girls In A Dungeon?" DLC game launches on PS4, Switch, PC in the West ― PQube announced on Wednesday that it has launched "Is It Wrong To Try To Shoot 'em Up Girls In A Dungeon?," a shoot 'em up DLC game companion to 5pb.'s Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? Infinite Combate game, in North America and Europe for PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and PC...
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Kazu Inabe, Ikumi Fukuda Launch New Sci-Fi Manga in December

Magazine teases "orthodox sci-fi" story ― The December issue of Kodansha's Monthly Young Magazine revealed on November 20 that manga creators Kazu Inabe and Ikumi Fukuda will collaborate on a new manga that will launch in the magazine's next issue on December 19. The magazine teases the manga as an "orthodox sci-fi story." Inabe recently ended the Denjin N (Electric Man N) manga (pictured at right) w...
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Keitarō Takahashi's 'Hinmin, Seihitsu, Daifugō' Manga Goes on Hiatus

Manga's 6th compiled volume shipped on May 19 ― The December issue of Shogakukan's Sunday GX magazine announced on November 19 that Keitarō Takahashi's Hinmin, Seihitsu, Daifugō (Poor Person, Ark of the Covenant, Extremely Rich Person) manga is going on hiatus. The magazine did not state when the manga will return. Takahashi launched the manga in Shogakukan's Sunday GX magazine in December 2016. Shog...
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Shigurui's Takayuki Yamaguchi Ends Efu no Shichinin Manga

Manga about girl surviving through political purges at end of Warring States launched in 2015 ― The January 2021 issue of Akita Shoten's Champion Red magazine published the final chapter of Takayuki Yamaguchi's Efu no Shichinin (The Seven Palatine Ninja) manga on November 19. Akita Shoten will publish the manga's 10th and final compiled book volume on February 19. The manga is set at the end of Japan...
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Shojo Fight Volleyball Manga Goes on 6-Month Hiatus

Yoko Nihonbashi's manga returns in May 2021 as "short mini-series" ― This year's 24th issue of Kodansha's Evening magazine revealed on Tuesday that Yoko Nihonbashi's Shojo Fight manga will go on hiatus due to the author's poor health. The manga will resume in the magazine's 11th 2021 issue on May 11, but will enter a new serialization schedule as a "short mini-series." Kodansha Comics publishes the m...

Yuri!!! on Ice: Ice Adolescence Film's 2019 Teaser Trailer Streamed Online

Staff post statement on status of film's ongoing production ― The official website for Yuri!!! on Ice the Movie: Ice Adolescence (Yuri!!! on Ice Gekijō-ban: Ice Adolescence), the anime film for the Yuri!!! on Ice franchise, began streaming a teaser trailer for the film on Thursday. The staff showed the video at a screening event for the original television anime series in January 2019, but had not up...
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'Hige o Soru. Soshite Joshi Kōsei o Hirō' TV Anime's Promo Video Reveals April 2021 Debut

Kazuyuki Okitsu, Kana Ichinose star in light novel adaptation ― The official website for the television anime of author Shimesaba and illustrator booota's Hige o Soru. Soshite Joshi Kōsei o Hirō (I Shave My Beard. Then I Pick Up a High School Girl.) light novels began streaming the show's promotional video on Thursday. The video reveals that the show will premiere on Tokyo MX in April 2021. The anime...
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Live-Action Wakako-zake Series Gets 1st Special on December 29, 30

Wakako goes to Hida area in Gifu prefecture in New Year's special ― BS-TV Tokyo announced on Thursday that the live-action series based on Chie Shinkyū's Wakako-zake manga is getting its first special, which will air on December 29 and 30 at 11:00 p.m. each night. The special is titled "Wakako-zake Special: Hida Sakagura Meguri" (Wakako-zake Special: Hida Sake Brewery Pilgrimage). In the special Waka...
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WAVE!! Surfing Anime Film Trilogy Gets TV Series Edition Premiering on January 11

Anime trilogy screened in Japanese theaters in October ― The official website for Love&Art's surfing-themed project WAVE!! revealed on Thursday that the WAVE!! Surfing Yappe!! anime film trilogy will have a television anime "complete edition" series version that will premiere on January 11 on TV Tokyo. The show's eight main cast members as the unit Naminori Boys ("Surfing Boys," abbreviated NBS) perf...
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Hollywood Reporter: Netflix, HBO Max Bid to Stream Godzilla vs. Kong

Netflix reportedly offered over US$200 million; HBO Max deal could allow simultaneous release in theaters ― Entertainment news source The Hollywood Reporter posted on Wednesday that Netflix has offered to purchase the streaming rights for Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Entertainment's Godzilla vs. Kong film for upwards of US$200 million, while WarnerMedia is preparing a deal to stream the film o...
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