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The Fall 2022 Preview Guide

It's another big premiere day! We're starting off with Mob Psycho 100 III, The Eminence in Shadow, & Reincarnated as a Sword. Read our reviews of Shinobi Ittoki, Golden Kamuy, Management of Novice Alchemist, Gundam: The Witch from Mercury, Housing Complex C, IDOLISH7 3rd Beat Part 2, Spy×Family Part 2, Berserk, My Hero Academia, Pop Team Epic, and Raven of the Inner Palace!

Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War Anime Streams on Hulu in U.S., Disney+ Internationally

Series covering final 20 volumes of manga premieres in October

Final Evangelion Film's Blu-ray Disc/DVD Tease New Prologue to Previous Film

"Evangelion: 3.0 (-46h)" bonus video debuts on home video on March 8

Bungo Stray Dogs Anime's 4th Season Reveals New Visual, 2 New Cast Members

Yuuki Kaji, Yōhei Azakami join cast for 4th season premiering in January

Crunchyroll Streams 'More than a Married Couple, but Not Lovers,' The Little Lies We All Tell, KanColle: Let's Meet at Sea, More Anime

Also: Yowamushi Pedal Limit Break, The Ancient Magus' Bride OAD 3

Shonen Jump+ Details 8 New Manga for October-November Including 2 Naruto Spinoffs, Hololive Manga

Also: service launches new manga by Abyss Rage's Nariaki Narita

Revisiting the First Time Bleach Ended

At the height of its popularity, the first Bleach anime was a mega-popular, generation-shaping classic. Which is why its premature ending in 2012 marked the beginning of the end of an era.

Mob Psycho 100's Kyle McCarley on Anime Dubbing and #JustAMeeting

McCarley gives a detailed breakdown of the negotiations with Crunchyroll, discussions with other cast members, concerns between Texas and Los Angeles-based voice actors, and his opinion on the benefits of unionization for the anime industry.
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The ANN Aftershow - Made in Abyss Season 2 Big Finale and New Anime Premieres!

Made in Abyss wraps up its heart-wrenching and gory second season! Meanwhile, the new anime season is in full swing and we've got OPINIONS. Made in Abyss Season 2 Big Finale and New Anime Premieres! Made in Abyss wraps up its heart-wrenching and gory second season! Meanwhile, the new anime season is in full swing and we've got OPINIONS. Tune to hear about My Hero Academia Season 6, Pop Team Epic, ...
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The Best and Worst of Summer 2022

The season ends with Made in Abyss the undisputed champion. But other series rise and fall at the last minute on the strength of their finale. Come and see the Summer 2022 ranking! ― Let's have a look at what ANN readers consider the best (and worst) of the season, based on the polls you can find in our Daily Streaming Reviews and on the Your Score page with the latest simulcasts. Keep in mind that ...
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The Other World's Books Depend on the Bean Counter GN 1-2

Check out our review of this manga series that Rebecca calls "a slightly darker, BL version of The Saint’s Magic Power is Omnipotent." ― The Other World's Books Depend on the Bean Counter is off to a slow start, but it knows it, and that makes all the difference. That also probably means that it's a pretty close adaptation of the source light novels, because the comment about the slow start is made b...
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Do It Yourself!! Anime Casts Kikuko Inoue as Serufu's Mother

Anime premiered on Wednesday ― The staff of PINE JAM's original television anime titled Do It Yourself!! revealed on Thursday that Kikuko Inoue has joined the anime's cast as the main lead Serufu's mother. The anime premiered on TV Tokyo on Wednesday. The series is also airing on AT-X, BS11, and Niigata Sogo Television. Crunchyroll is streaming the anime as it airs in Japan. Crunchyroll screened the ...
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BokuAi, KimiAi Films' Videos Preview Theme Songs

Keina Suda, Saucy Dog perform theme songs in addition to insert songs ― Toei began streaming two new "heart-fluttering" music videos for the anime films of Yomiji Otono's Boku ga Aishita Subete no Kimi e (To Every You I've Loved Before) and Kimi o Aishita Hitori no Boku e (To Me, The One Who Loved You) novels on Thursday. The videos preview the respective theme songs for both films, with footage from...
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Kamentotsu Ends Medicom's Morris: Tsuno ga Haeta Neko no Bouken Manga

Manga launched in February 2021 ― The November issue of Kadokawa's Young Ace magazine published on Tuesday the final chapter of Kamentotsu's Morris ~Tsuno ga Haeta Neko no Bouken~ (Morris ~The Cat With the Fancy Horns' Adventure~) manga, which was based on artist and figure maker Kahori Hinata's Morris character for Medicom Toy. The manga launched in the Young Ace magazine in February 2021. Kamentots...
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North American Anime, Manga Releases, October 2-8

Zombie Land Saga Revenge, Fate/kaleid Liner Prisma Illya Licht Nameless Girl anime; Romantic Killer, Night of the Living Cat manga ship ― Anime Releases Title Publisher Suggested Retail Price Date Fate/kaleid Liner Prisma Illya Licht Nameless Girl BDPlease Sentai Filmworks US$29.98 October 4 Kingdom Season 3 Part 2 BDCite Crunchyroll/Funimation US$64.98 October 4 One Piece Season 12 Part 1 BD/DVDAnim...
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Yu-Gi-Oh! Gets New adidas Footwear on October 7

Walk your path with Blue-Eyes White Dragon sneakers or Dark Magician sandals ― Konami Cross Media NY announced on Tuesday that adidas will release two styles of Adi2000 sneakers and Adilette's sandals on Friday inspired by the Yu-Gi-Oh! franchise. The “adidas Originals x Yu-Gi-Oh!” line will feature the iconic Blue-Eyes White Dragon or the Dark Magician. Each comes a piece of the Exodia The Forbidden...
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Seven Seas Licenses The Dragon King's Imperial Wrath, My Stepmother and Stepsisters Aren't Wicked Manga

Also: Shibanban: Super Cute Doggie ― Seven Seas announced on Wednesday that it has licensed The Dragon King's Imperial Wrath: Falling in Love with the Bookish Princess of the Rat Clan, My Stepmother and Stepsisters Aren't Wicked, and Shibanban: Super Cute Doggie manga. Seven Seas will release the first volume of Akira Shikimi and Akiko Kawano's The Dragon King's Imperial Wrath: Falling in Love with t...
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Gundam Manga Illustrator Recalls an Earlier Time When Sexism Prevented a Female Protagonist

"A long time ago, I supported a female Gundam protagonist, but I was told that a Gunpla belonging to a female character wouldn't sell." ― The first episode of Mobile Suit Gundam: The Witch From Mercury premiered on Sunday, and manga artist Koichi Tokita (Mobile Suit Gundam Wing, Mobile Fighter G Gundam, Mobile Suit Gundam Seed Astray) was among the fans singing its praises. Not only did he call it a ...
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Wild Hearts Game's 7-Minute Gameplay Trailer Previews Kingtusk Fight

Hunting game launches on February 17 ― Electronic Arts (EA) and Koei Tecmo began streaming on Wednesday a 7-minute gameplay trailer for their Wild Hearts hunting game. The game features a fight against Kingtusk: The game will launch for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC via Origin, Steam and Epic Game Store on February 17, 2023. Koei Tecmo's Omega Force studio will develop the hunting game set i...
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Azure Striker Gunvolt 3 Game's PC Version Launches on October 13

Inti Creates announced on Wednesday that its Azure Striker Gunvolt 3 game will launch for PC via Steam on October 13. The game will get PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 releases on December 15. The game launched for Nintendo Switch on July 28 and for Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S on August 2. Azure Striker Gunvolt 3 is the third game in Inti Creates' flagship Azure Striker Gunvolt franchise. The gam...
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Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot Game's PS5, Xbox Series X|S Versions Launch on January 13

Release date trailer streamed ― Bandai Namco Entertainment America announced on Wednesday that the Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot game's new PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S versions will launch on January 13, 2023. The company is offering free upgrades to customers who own the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions. Bandai Namco Europe streamed a release date trailer: Season Pass 2, which includes the new DLC...
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Revisit Naruto Anime's Highs with Brand New Footage

Studio Pierrot streams 10-minute "Road of Naruto" video ― Nostalgic for Naruto? Studio Pierrot began streaming a "Road of Naruto" video on Monday condensing 20 years of Naruto anime history into 10 minutes. The video features brand new animation footage. NOTE: The following video contains spoilers for Naruto and Naruto Shippuden. The studio left an English comment: "We hope you enjoy the 20th anniver...
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Show Time! 2 Anime's Teaser Video Reveals January 2023 Premiere

Anime's 1st episode debuts early in December ― Anime Festa streamed on Wednesday a new teaser promotional vdieo for the second season of Showtime! ~Uta no O-nee-san Datte Shitai~ (Even the Songstress Wants to Do It), the anime adaptation of Mai Girigiri's Showtime! ~Minami O-nee-san Datte H Shitai~ (Even Miss Minami Wants to Have Sex) manga. The video reveals that the season will premiere on AnimeFes...
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Japan Cartoonists' Association Launches Online Charity Auction To Support Ukraine

Ashita no Joe creator Tetsuya Chiba commented, "I want to create pieces to express things in a way that even children can understand that this is the outcome of war, and what should be done for it to not happen" ― The Japan Cartoonists' Association has recently launched an online charity auction to support those who have been affected by Russia's invasion of Ukraine. Image via Japan Cartoonists Assoc...

New Urusei Yatsura Anime Reveals Cast for Ataru/Lum's Parents

Toshio Furukawa, Keiko Toda, Rikiya Koyama, Fumi Hirano join cast ― The official website for the new television anime of Rumiko Takahashi's Urusei Yatsura manga revealed four new cast members for Ataru and Lum's parents. The newly announced cast includes: Toshio Furukawa as Ataru's dad Keiko Toda as Ataru's mom Rikiya Koyama as Lum's dad Fumi Hirano as Lum's mom The anime will premiere in the Noitami...

Bukimi Miki's Shy Manga Gets TV Anime at 8-Bit

Voice actress Shino Shimoji stars as Shy ― Bukimi Miki's SHY manga will get a television anime adaptation. An official website opened for the anime on Thursday, and it unveiled a teaser promotional video and visual: Voice actress Shino Shimoji (Aikatsu!, Hakumei and Mikochi) will play Teru Momijiyama (pictured above on right), also known as Shy (pictured above on left). Masaomi Andō (Astra Lost in Sp...
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Live-Action 'And Yet, You Are So Sweet' Film Casts Riko

Riko plays Maaya's friend Chika Obara in March 2023 film ― The official website for the live-action film of Kujira Anan's And Yet, You Are So Sweet (Na no ni, Chigira-kun ga Amasugiru) manga revealed on Wednesday that Riko (live-action Joshikōsei ni Korosaretai's Kyōko, live-action Kimi ga Otoshita Aozora's Miyu) joins the cast as Chika Obara — Maaya's close friend, and a member of the track and fiel...
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My Unique Skill Makes Me OP Even at Level 1 Anime Unveils Staff, 2023 Debut

Visuals unveiled ― The official website for the television anime of Nazuna Miki and Subachi's My Unique Skill Makes Me OP Even at Level 1 (Level 1 Dakedo Unique Skill de Saikyou Desu) light novel series unveiled the staff members, its 2023 premiere, and a teaser visual on Wednesday. Yūji Yanase (By the Grace of the Gods) is directing the series at MAHO FILM. Yuka Yamada (Tokyo Mew Mew New) is in char...
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Naoko Yamada Directs 2nd KitKat Anime Commercial

Veteran director of Kyoto Animation works directs story about mother, daughter ― In February, Naoko Yamada (K-On!, The Heike Story, A Silent Voice) directed KitKat's first ever anime commercial. Now she's back for her second KitKat ad, which debuted on televisions in Japan on Monday. Nestlé Japan is streaming the ad on YouTube. The story is a continuation of the first ad's theme of "the trigger is Ki...
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The Human Crazy University #1 [rate]
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Junji Nishimura, Mamoru Oshii's Hikari no Ō Fantasy TV Anime Reveals Cast

Misaki Kuno, Shōya Ishige, Maaya Sakamoto star in January 2023 anime ― The official Twitter account of the television anime of Rieko Hinata and Akihiro Yamada's Hikari no Ō (The Firecatcher Lord) fantasy novel series revealed on Wednesday the cast for the anime series. The cast members include: (Top row, left to right in image above): Misaki Kuno as Tōko Shōya Ishige as Kōshi Maaya Sakamoto as Akira ...
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Kadokawa Chair, Vice-Chair Resign After Alleged Olympic Sponsorship Bribery

Media conglomerate sets up committee to investigate matter, propose changes ― Kadokawa announced on Wednesday that it has accepted the resignation offers from its board chair Tsuguhiko Kadokawa and vice-chair Masaki Matsubara. The Tokyo District Public Prosecutor's Office had indicted the chair on Tuesday for alleged bribery over sponsorship for the 2020 Summer Olympics. The company also announced th...
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Utano☆Princesama♪ Maji Love ST☆RISH Tours Film Tops 1 Billion Yen

Milestone celebrated with sticker set gift for filmgoers ― The staff of the Gekijō-ban Utano☆Princesama♪ Maji Love ST☆RISH Tours film announced on Wednesday that the latest film in the Utano☆Princesama franchise has earned over one billion yen (about US$6.92 million) as of its 33rd day at the Japanese box office. It has sold 629,000 tickets in that time. To celebrate the milestone, participating thea...
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Major 2nd Manga Returns on October 26 After 1-Year Hiatus

Creator Takuya Mitsuda went on hiatus last October due to health issues ― This year's 45th issue of Shogakukan's Weekly Shonen Sunday magazine announced on Wednesday that Takuya Mitsuda's Major 2nd baseball manga will return in the magazine's 48th issue on October 26. The manga has been on hiatus since October 2021 due to Mitsuda's health issues. Mitsuda explained in the announcement that while he is...

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Code Geass' Lelouch, Suzaku Have Baby in Genesic Re;Code Smartphone Game

He also has a clone child with C.C., Kallen, and his little sister Nunally Code Geass: Genesic Re;CODE, the new smartphone game based on Sunrise's Code Geass anime, launched a bizarre new event for its first anniversary on Friday. The story reveals that in the future of Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion R2's timeline, an evil scientist named Frankenstein uses Lelouch's genes to create a clone ch...
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Anime NYC Hosts Studio Trigger's Hiromi Wakabayashi, Shigeto Koyama, SUSHiO

Convention takes place on November 18-20 at Javits Center ― The staff of Anime NYC announced on Tuesday that this year's event will host Studio Trigger staff members Hiromi Wakabayashi, Shigeto Koyama, and SUSHiO. Wakabayashi worked on the Gurren Lagann and Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt anime at Gainax. He also worked as assistant episode director for two episodes of The [email protected] anime alongside...
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The ANN Aftershow - Made in Abyss Season 2 Big Finale and New Anime Premieres!

Made in Abyss wraps up its heart-wrenching and gory second season! Meanwhile, the new anime season is in full swing and we've got OPINIONS. Made in Abyss Season 2 Big Finale and New Anime Premieres! Made in Abyss wraps up its heart-wrenching and gory second season! Meanwhile, the new anime season is in full swing and we've got OPINIONS. Tune to hear about My Hero Academia Season 6, Pop Team Epic, ...
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Crunchyroll Streams 'More than a Married Couple, but Not Lovers,' The Little Lies We All Tell, KanColle: Let's Meet at Sea, More Anime

Also: Yowamushi Pedal Limit Break, The Ancient Magus' Bride OAD 3 ― Crunchyroll revealed on Tuesday that it will stream the following anime for the fall 2022 anime season: Yowamushi Pedal Limit Break - October 8 More than a Married Couple, but Not Lovers - October 9 The Little Lies We All Tell (4-Nin wa Sorezore Uso o Tsuku) - October 15 KanColle Season 2: Let's Meet at Sea (KanColle: Itsuka Ano Umi ...
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Final Evangelion Film's Blu-ray Disc/DVD Tease New Prologue to Previous Film

"Evangelion: 3.0 (-46h)" bonus video debuts on home video on March 8 ― The official website for the Neon Genesis Evangelion franchise revealed on Tuesday that the Blu-ray Disc and DVD releases for Evangelion: 3.0+1.11: Thrice Upon A Time (Shin Evangelion Gekijō-ban :||), an updated version of the Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 film, will include a bonus video titled "Evangelion: 3.0 (-46h)" when it ships in Jap...
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Kyle McCarley Responds to Crunchyroll Statement about Mob Psycho 100 Simuldub Recasting

Former voice of Mob claims not every non-Dallas casting will be replaced; remote voice acting for some roles will continue ― Crunchyroll told gaming news outlet Kotaku on September 20 that the company is recasting the characters in Mob Psycho 100's third season. A spokesperson for Crunchyroll said the choice was made to record the simuldub for Mob Psycho 100 III at the company's Dallas production stu...
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Love Live! Superstar!! Season 2 ‒ Episode 11

A story that was once Love Live's nadir as a dramatic narrative has emerged reforged, standing ready to reach a new peak for the whole franchise, and I can't wait to see Superstar take its next step.
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Tactics Shinsetsu Manga to End in 2nd Volume

Final volume releases on November 18 ― Manga creator Sakura Kinoshita announced on Twitter on September 22 that her and Kazuko Higashiyama's Tactics Shinsetsu (New Theory) manga will end with its second compiled book volume, which will ship on November 18. Kinoshita and Higashiyama launched the manga on libre inc's online pixiv magazine Kurofune in 2018, and it continued the story from their Tactics ...
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Kamome Shirahama's Witch Hat Atelier Manga Exceeds 4.5 Million Copies in Circulation

Manga's 11th volume releases on October 21 ― Manga creator Kamome Shirahama announced on Twitter on Sunday that her Witch Hat Atelier manga has exceeded 4.5 million copies (including digital copies) in circulation worldwide. The manga's story centers on Koko, a girl who lives in a little village, and who has always dreamed of becoming a wizard. But being born without magical aptitude meant that she c...
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One Piece ‒ Episode 1035

The drama between Kinemon and Kanjuro is powerful and moving, a complete tale of sorrow fully-told, and Luffy's battle with Kaido literally crashes in from above to disrupt it.
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The Angel Next Door Spoils Me Rotten Anime's Promo Video Reveals January 2023 Debut

New visual, more staff also revealed ― The official website for the television anime of Saekisan's The Angel Next Door Spoils Me Rotten (Otonari no Tenshi-sama ni Itsu no Ma ni ka Dame Ningen ni Sareteita Ken) light novel series began streaming the show's promotional video on Tuesday. The video reveals that the show will premiere in January 2023. The website also revealed more staff and the show's ma...
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Detective Conan: The Culprit Hanzawa Anime Casts Junya Enoki

Junya Enoki plays Tsutomu Hanbayashi in 2nd episode ― The staff of the Detective Conan: Hannin no Hanzawa-san (Detective Conan: The Culprit Hanzawa) anime announced on Tuesday that Junya Enoki will play the role of Tsutomu Hanbayashi (pictured below) in the anime's second episode. The anime's second episode will focus on Hanzawa-san's search for a place to stay in Beika Town, and he finds out about s...
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Bungo Stray Dogs Anime's 4th Season Reveals New Visual, 2 New Cast Members

Yuuki Kaji, Yōhei Azakami join cast for 4th season premiering in January ― Kadokawa revealed a new visual and two new cast members on Tuesday for the fourth season of the Bungo Stray Dogs anime based on Kafka Asagiri and Sango Harukawa's manga. The new cast includes: Yuuki Kaji as Saigiku Jōno Yōhei Azakami as Tecchō Suehiro The new season will premiere in January 2023, and Crunchyroll will stream th...
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Kaze no Daichi, Dr. Typhoon Manga Creator Eiji Kazama Passes Away

Award-winning golf manga creator died of pancreatic cancer at 75 ― Shogakukan announced on Tuesday that manga creator Eiji Kazama passed away from pancreatic cancer on Sunday. He was 75. Kazama was born in Tokyo on June 10, 1947. He debuted as a manga creator in 1966 with the Sono Na wa Zero rental manga. His general debut was then in 1969 with the Eikō e no 5000 Kilo manga, which ran in Shonengahosh...
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One Piece Film Red Tops Japan's Box Office Chart for 9th Straight Weekend

Delicious Party♡Precure stays at #3, Utano☆Princesama rises to #5 ― The One Piece Film Red anime stayed at #1 for a ninth straight weekend at the Japanese box office. The film earned 341,583,160 yen (about US$2.36 million) from Friday to Sunday, and sold 273,000 tickets on Saturday-Sunday. The film has sold a total of 11.69 million tickets, and has earned a cumulative total of 16,247,220,400 yen (abo...
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Kadokawa Chair Tsuguhiko Kadokawa to Resign Amid Indictment on Charges of Bribery

Tsuguhiko Kadokawa was arrested on September 14 on suspicion of bribery for Tokyo 2020 Olympics ― The Mainichi Shimbun newspaper reported on Tuesday that Kadokawa chairman Tsuguhiko Kadokawa (79) intends to resign from the company. The Tokyo District Public Prosecutor's Office had indicted him earlier on Tuesday. Mainichi Shimbun stated it learned of the chairman's intention through his defense team....

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The Best and Worst of Summer 2022

The season ends with Made in Abyss the undisputed champion. But other series rise and fall at the last minute on the strength of their finale. Come and see the Summer 2022 ranking! ― Let's have a look at what ANN readers consider the best (and worst) of the season, based on the polls you can find in our Daily Streaming Reviews and on the Your Score page with the latest simulcasts. Keep in mind that ...
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Encouragement of Climb Voice Actors Tease the Upcoming Season

Encouragement of Climb: Next Summit's 5th episode depicts Aoi's encounter with Koharu ― The Encouragement of Climb staff held an advance screening on Sunday for the fifth episode of the upcoming Encouragement of Climb: Next Summit anime. The first four episodes of the new anime will be compilations of the previous anime series' episodes with new short stories added. However, episode five onwards will...
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Legendary Entertainment's Live-Action Godzilla Series Casts Anders Holm

Apply TV+ series expands Godzilla vs. Kong's Monsterverse ― Entertainment news source Variety reported on Monday that Anders Holm has joined the cast of Legendary Entertainment's planned new series featuring "Godzilla and the Titans" for the Apple TV+ streaming service. Holm will play a recurring role. Anna Sawai will play Cate, "a former schoolteacher and a G-Day survivor." Ren Watabe plays Kentaro,...
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Seven Arcs Animates Kao ni Denai Kashiwada-san to Kao ni Deru О̄ta-kun Manga's Ad

Shiori Mikami, Daisuke Kishio voice characters for ad based on Fuyu Azuma's manga ― Kadokawa began streaming an animated advertisement for Fuyu Azuma's Kao ni Denai Kashiwada-san to Kao ni Deru О̄ta-kun (Expressionless Kashiwada-san and Emotional О̄ta-kun) manga on Monday. Seven Arcs animated the video: Shiori Mikami plays Kashiwada in the video, and Daisuke Kishio plays О̄ta. Yui Kinoshita (JoJo's B...
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Labyrinth of Galleria: The Moon Society Game's Story Trailer Reveals February 14 Launch in N. America

Game launches on February 17 in Europe ― NIS America began streaming on Monday a new story trailer for Labyrinth of Galleria: The Moon Society game, a successor to Labyrinth of Refrain: Coven of Dusk, and it reveals that the game will launch for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, and PC via Steam on February 14 in North America, and on February 17 in Europe. The game will get a limited ed...
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GKIDS Releases 'Goodbye, Don Glees!' Anime Film Digitally on December 13, BD/DVD on December 27

English-dubbed trailer streamed ― GKIDS announced on Monday that it will release Atsuko Ishizuka and Madhouse's original anime film Goodbye, Don Glees on digital platforms with distribution by Shout! Factory on December 13 and on a Blu-ray Disc/DVD combo pack on December 27. The company streamed an English-dubbed trailer: The release will include an interview with director Ishizuka. The film screened...

Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War Anime Streams on Hulu in U.S., Disney+ Internationally

Series covering final 20 volumes of manga premieres in October ― Viz Media announced on Monday that Hulu will stream Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War, the television anime based on the "Thousand Year Blood War" arc of Tite Kubo's Bleach manga, in the U.S., beginning on October 10 at 11:30 a.m. EDT. The anime will stream on Disney+ internationally. The anime will run for four cours (quarter of a year) ...
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Lucifer and the Biscuit Hammer Anime's Video Previews 2nd Part, New Theme Songs

Raon, Sano ibuki perform theme songs for 2nd part ― The official website for the television anime of Satoshi Mizukami's Lucifer and the Biscuit Hammer (Hoshi no Samidare) manga began streaming a promotional video on Sunday for the anime's second cours (quarter of a year). The website also revealed that Raon will perform the second part's opening theme song "BE the HERO," and Sano ibuki will perform t...
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Made in Abyss' Faputa Gets Her Own Perfume

The scent of the perfume is said to re-create Riko's experience of smelling Faputa's behind as it was depicted in the manga. ― Kadokawa has released a perfume inspired by the Faputa from the Made in Abyss series. Image via Kadokawa's online shop The perfume, "Faputa's Smell", is crafted under the supervision of Made in Abyss' creator, Akihito Tsukushi. The scent of the perfume is said to re-create Ri...
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Bandai Namco Filmworks Invests in CG Studio Anima

Companies aim to create original works that combine CG/hand-drawn animation ― Bandai Namco Filmworks announced on Monday that it has invested in CG studio Anima. The companies did not reveal the investment amount. The companies aim to cooperate to create high-quality original works that combine CG animation and hand-drawn animation. Studio Anima was founded in 1997. The company has worked on 3DCG pro...
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BEASTARS Manga Creator Draws Italian Rock Band Måneskin

An illustration by BEASTARS creator Paru Itagaki commemorating a collaboration between the BEASTARS series and Italian rock band Måneskin has recently been released. Image via Comic Natalie The illustration depicts BEASTARS characters Juno, Legosi, Haru, and Louis mingling with Måneskin guitarist Thomas Raggi, drummer Ethan Torchio, bassist Victoria De Angelis , and vocalist Damiano David. The col...
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Shin-ei Animation Partners with French Studio for Ghost Cat Anzu Film

Yoko Kuno, Nobuhiro Yamashita direct film based on manga by Takashi Imashiro ― Entertainment news outlet Variety reported on June 9 that animation studio Shin-Ei Animation has partnered with France's Miyu Productions to co-produce the Ghost Cat Anzu 2D animated film based on Takashi Imashiro's Bakeneko Anzu-chan manga. Yoko Kuno and Nobuhiro Yamashita are directing the film and Shinji Imaoka is writi...
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FUUTO PI ‒ Episode 10

This one really comes off the most like an actual Kamen Rider episode in pacing and structure, delivering on the style, the flair we expect from that kind of tremendous toku action.
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Delicious Party Precure ‒ Episode 30

We get a taste of what Secretoru can and will do as the primary antagonist this week, and her power is much more frightening than those wielded by Gentlu, Spiritoru, and Narcistoru.
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The Girl from the Other Side, More Compete at New Chitose Airport Int'l Animation Fest

Atsushi Wada's "Bird in the Peninsula" short screens in International Competition ― The New Chitose Airport International Animation Festival 2022 event announced on Friday that The Girl from the Other Side: Siúil, a Rún, the feature-length anime adaptation of Nagabe's The Girl From the Other Side: Siúil, a Rún manga, will screen in the Featured Animation Competition. Japanese animator Atsushi Wada, F...
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The Maid I Hired Recently Is Mysterious ‒ Episode 10

The Maid I Hired Recently Is Mysterious continues to do a good job of communicating a strong found family message, even though it doesn't seem to be the show's main priority.
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Da Capo 5 Visual Novel's Opening Video Streamed

Visual novel from CIRCUS launches on PC in 2023 ― Visual novel developer CIRCUS began streaming on Friday the opening video for its Da Capo 5 (D.C. 5) all-ages visual novel. The visual novel will star: Ai Kakuma as Mizuha Sakuragi Kotori Koiwai as Menoa Yasaka Manaka Iwami as Yukina Tokisaka Akira Sekine as Akari Shirakawa Aoi Koga as Kako Yasaka Hikaru Tohno as Fumino Narumi Takako Tanaka as Yuyu Ma...

Shonen Jump+ Details 8 New Manga for October-November Including 2 Naruto Spinoffs, Hololive Manga

Also: service launches new manga by Abyss Rage's Nariaki Narita ― Shueisha announced on Saturday eight new manga series launching on the Shonen Jump+ service in October and early November. The eight manga series launching on the Shonen Jump+ service are: Chieri no Koi wa 8 Meters (Chieri's Love is 8 Meters) by Watari Mitogawa (debuts on October 2) Kinnikujima (Muscle Island) by Nariaki Narita (debuts...

Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War Anime's English Dub Features Returning Cast

Johnny Yong Bosch, Michelle Ruff, Derek Stephen Prince, more return for new series ― Viz Media revealed on Twitter on Friday some of the returning English dub cast members who will return for Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War, the television anime based on the "Thousand Year Blood War" arc of Tite Kubo's Bleach manga. The cast includes: Johnny Yong Bosch as Ichigo Kurosaki Michelle Ruff as Rukia Kuchik...
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Laid-Back Camp Manga Takes Break Until February 2023

14th volume releases on November 10 ― Manga author Afro announced on Thursday on Twitter that their Yurucamp (Yurukyan△, Laid-Back Camp Δ) manga will take a break and will resume serialization on February 3. Additionally, Houbunsha's Comic Fuz manga website started adding chapters of Afro's Mono manga series on Thursday, and will add new chapters every day. Houbunsha will also publish the three-chapt...
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ŹOOĻ Performs New Ending Theme for IDOLiSH7 Third Beat! Anime's 2nd Half

Ending theme song titled "Imperial Chain" ― The official website for IDOLiSH7 Third Beat!, the third IDOLiSH7 anime season, revealed on Sunday that the idol group ŹOOĻ is performing the new ending theme song titled "Imperial Chain" for the anime's second half. ŹOOĻ members include: Yūya Hirose as Haruka Isumi Subaru Kimura as Touma Inumaru Kōtarō Nishiyama as Minami Natsume Takashi Kondō as Torao Mid...
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One Piece Film Red Earns 16.2 Billion Yen, Sells 11.69 Million Tickets

Film tops Japan's box office chart for 9th straight weekend ― The One Piece Film Red anime sold 11.69 million tickets for 16.2 billion yen (about US$111.7 million) as of Monday, after 58 days at the box office. The film topped Japan's box office for the weekend of October 1-2, marking nine straight weekends at the top of the box office chart. The film is currently the #6 all-time highest-earning anim...
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AnimeJapan Confirms 2023 Event on March 25-28

Public days to be held in-person, business days to be held online only ― The staff for the AnimeJapan convention announced on Monday that the AnimeJapan 2023 event will be held on March 25-28. The in-person public days will be held on March 25-26 at Tokyo Big Sight in the center's East Tower Halls 1-8. The business days will again be held online only on March 27-28. AimeJapan 2022 was held as a hybri...
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Jump Festa '23 Event Returns on December 17-18

In-person event will also feature streams for some stage presentations ― Shueisha revealed on Monday that it will again hold its Jump Festa event this year. The Jump Festa '23 event will take place at the Makuhari Messe event hall in Chiba on December 17-18. Similar to last year, many of the main stage events will be streamed. The following franchises will have stage events at the "Jump Super Stage:"...
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KJ File Anime Gets Sequel in January 2023

1st series about kaijū monsters premiered on July 10 ― The official website for ILCA and yell's original anime KJ File announced on Sunday that the anime will get a sequel in January 2023. The site also revealed a new visual from Kōta Shimano. The first anime premiered on TV Tokyo on July 10, and its 13th episode aired on Sunday. The anime features original kaijū monsters, with illustrations in a ret...
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KanColle: Itsuka Ano Umi de Anime's Promo Video Reveals November 3 Debut

Toshi Ryūgen performs sequel show's theme song ― Kadokawa revealed a new promotional video on Monday for KanColle: Itsuka Ano Umi de (KanColle: Someday in that Sea), the second season of the KanColle anime. The trailer reveals that the anime will premiere on November 3. Toshi Ryūgen is performing the show's theme song "Shigure." The anime will have eight episodes (as opposed to the usual one cours te...
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