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The List - 7 More Nonsensical Anime Titles

From gratuitous English to questionable references, trying to guess the premise of these anime by their incredibly silly titles is an exercise in futility. Where did some of these muddled monikers come from? ― We've all heard nonsensical English lyrics getting thrown around in Japanese pop music, and when that same principle, a sort of 'coolness' factor, also bleeds over into anime titles, this can ...
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Reborn as a Vending Machine, I Now Wander the Dungeon Novel 1

This novel's bizarre concept is what will catch people's attention, but the writing is good enough to keep it. Theron Martin has the details on this humorously twisted isekai story. ― When it comes to vending machines, North America simply cannot compare to Japan. They are far more ubiquitous over there, offering options that you will rarely or never see in vending machines in the States; during my o...
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ANNCast - FRANXXly my Darling, I Don't Give A Damn

Zac and Jacob shake off the rust, pound their gloves and get on the mat once more with DARLING in the FRANXX . ― ANNCast Episode 329 - Franxxly My Darling, I Don't Give A Damn Zac and Jacob shake off the rust, pound their gloves and get on the mat once more with Darling in the Franxx. You can listen to the show on our player here, direct-download the MP3 version here, check out the show on Stitcher ...
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Koyomimonogatari

Koyomimonogatari hones in on Monogatari’s winding conversational riddles with strange and rewarding results. ― Even for the defiantly, deliberately weird Monogatari franchise, Koyomimonogatari is a particularly strange entry. Originally released as a collection of short stories, it eschewed the Monogatari franchise's usual style to tell even smaller vignettes, stories that were so brief and lacking i...
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HIDIVE Fire TV Giveaway!

As a special treat for ANN readers, HIDIVE is giving away a Fire TV plus other prizes to our lucky winners! ― From your phone to your big screen: HIDIVE delivers the content you want, when and where you want it! As a special treat for ANN readers, we are giving away these awesome prizes to our lucky winners: GRAND PRIZE A new Fire TV, 1 year of HIDIVE and a signed poster of DEVILS' LINE by the Engli...
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The Best and Worst of Spring 2018, May 13-19

Lupin gets dangerously close to stealing the top spot - but Hinamatsuri can't be denied! See how your favorite shows performed in our weekly user rankings. ― Our team of reviewers are following 27 anime series of the Spring 2018 season and readers are rating each episode as the reviews go up. So let's have a look at what ANN readers consider the best (and worst) of the season. Keep in mind that thes...
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This Week in Games - Steam Giveth and Steam Taketh Away

Steam unceremoniously yanked a bunch of sexy anime games, and the community exploded. PLUS: Kingdom Hearts III, a whole lotta Yakuza and much more! ― Hey folks! I'm back after taking a week off. I'm fresh and ready to write about all the hot gaming news going on. Nothing on the Internet blew up in a huge cloud of controversy while I was away, did it? … Oh, goddammit. THE WHOLE HORNY GAMES ON STEAM DE...
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Loot Anime Giveaway!

Just who wouldn't want to have some exclusive anime goodies delivered right to their doorstep? This month, LootCrate is giving away a FREE 6-month subscription of Loot Anime to ONE LUCKY WINNER! ― Just who wouldn't want to have some exclusive anime goodies delivered right to their doorstep? This month, Loot Crate is giving away a FREE 6-month subscription of Loot Anime to ONE LUCKY WINNER! Monthly a...
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Sunday, May 27

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Phantom in the Twilight Anime's 2nd Character Video Highlights Luke

Nobuhiko Okamoto voices character in series premiering in July ― The official website for smartphone game company Happy Elements' first original anime Phantom in the Twilight began streaming the show's second character video on Sunday. The video highlights the character Luke Bowen (voiced by Nobuhiko Okamoto). The site streamed a character video last week for Vlad Garfunkel. The series is being devel...
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Shōmetsu Toshi Smartphone Game Gets TV Anime at Madhouse (Updated)

Kana Hanazawa, Tomokazu Sugita star in series ― Wright Flyer Studios opened a website on Sunday to announce that its Shōmetsu Toshi (Annihilated City) smartphone game is getting a television anime adaptation. Madhouse is producing the series, and Pony Canyon is producing the music. The tagline on the below visual reads "Memories continue to live." The anime will star: Kana Hanazawa as Yuki Tomokazu S...
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Broccoli, Shueisha Partner to Develop Multimedia Project with Planned Anime, Game Adaptations

Company also reveals new Classic Stars crossover project, joint project with Happinet ― Media company Broccoli announced on Thursday that it is developing three new projects aimed at women, including one that is a partnership with Shueisha. Broccoli and Shueisha are partnering to jointly develop a new multimedia project with plans for an anime, consumer game, and app. Happinet is also involved in the...
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NIS America Brings Suda51's killer7 Game to Steam this Fall

Grasshopper Manufacture, Capcom released game on GameCube, PS2 in 2005 ― NIS America announced on Saturday that it will bring Suda51 (Goichi Suda) and Grasshopper Manufacture's killer7 game to Steam this fall. The release will feature audio in English and Japanese and text in English, Japanese, French, and German. NIS America describes the story: Dive into a dark world of underground assassins in a t...

Saturday, May 26

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Megalobox ‒ Episode 8

"Whenever I fear that MEGALOBOX might be running out of fresh ways to spin old ideas, an episode like this comes along to create thrilling and propulsive drama, and the only thing Joe even hits this week is one of his punching bags. "
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Wotakoi: Love is Hard for Otaku ‒ Episode 7

"Wotakoi spirits us away to realms both virtual and imaginary in this week's nerd power half hour."
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Tada Never Falls in Love ‒ Episode 8

"Sometimes shows are better for delaying viewer wish fulfillment, but this one just needs to give the people what they want already."
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Paramount Pulls Transformers 7 Film from 2019 Schedule

Entertainment news website Variety reported on Wednesday that Paramount Pictures has removed the planned Transformers 7 film from its 2019 schedule. The film was slated to open on June 28, 2019. Paramount Pictures has produced five films in the Transformers film series, all directed by Michael Bay. A sixth film, titled Bumblebee, is still slated to open on December 21. Travis Knight is directing B...
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Postwar Horror Manga Exhibit Showcases Critic Yoshihiro Yonezawa's Works

Meiji University's Yoshihiro Yonezawa Memorial Library of Manga and Subcultures will host the "Yonezawa Yoshihiro no Sengo Kaiki Manga-Shi-ten ~Kaiki Kyōfu Manga no Keifu 1948-1990~" exhibit in Tokyo from June 1 to September 30. The exhibit will showcase bizarre and mysterious horror manga from after World War II, and admission will be free. The exhibition will feature works from the Sengo Kaiki M...
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Code Geass' Life-Size Lelouch Lands in Fans' Rooms This Summer

Lelouch Lamperouge's story may have come to an end in the second Code Geass television series, but he is returning to the real world in life-size form. The Bandai Premium website revealed the Tōshindai POP ~1/1 Panel Prince~ Lelouch Lamperouge standee on Thursday. Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion character designer Takahiro Kimura provided a new illustration of Lelouch for the character panel...
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Nintendo Files Trademark for 'N64'

Nintendo filed a trademark for "N64" on April 26. The trademark was made public on Tuesday. The trademark is for use in computer, console, smartphone, and electronic games and game programs; game consoles; toys; game controllers; and game joysticks; among other uses. Nintendo released its Nintendo 64 console in 1996. The console sold 32.93 million units worldwide, and games such as Super Mario 64,...
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Vinland Saga Creator Makoto Yukimura Offers Used Pen Nibs

To celebrate the Vinland Saga manga being published in Kodansha's Afternoon magazine more than 150 times, a campaign is offering fans a chance to win one of 150 of creator Makoto Yukimura's used pen nibs. Fans can enter for a chance to win from May 25 to June 24. Yukimura explained in a comment about the campaign that he uses G-pens to write the manga. After writing only four or five pages, the G-...
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Overlord Illustrator so-bin Draws DARLING in the FRANXX's Zero Two

Overlord light novel illustrator so-bin posted an illustration of DARLING in the FRANXX character Zero Two on Twitter on Friday. The image shows Zero Two holding a lollipop while wearing her trademark red uniform. DARLING in the FRANXX manga artist Kentaro Yabuki also provided a special image of Zero Two for the release of Mika Nakashima's "Kiss of Death" single for the anime, which will ship on J...
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Toho Plans to Make Godzilla Shared Universe

Toho plans on making "World of Godzilla" universe rather than Shin Godzilla sequel ― Keiji Ota, Toho's producer for its Godzilla property, revealed in an interview with the Nikkei Style website on May 12 that Toho will focus on new Godzilla movies that will have a "shared universe," citing the shared continuity of Disney's Marvel Cinematic Universe as an inspiration. Ota mentioned that Toho would rat...
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Fate/Extella Link Game's Ad Highlights Servants

Game ships in Japan on June 7, in N. America this winter ― The official website for Marvelous and Type-Moon's Fate/Extella Link PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita game began streaming a commercial for the game on Thursday. The video highlights the game's playable Servants. New Servants in the game include: Karl der Große of the Ruler class, Charlemagne of the Saber class, Francis Drake of the Rider c...
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The List - 7 More Nonsensical Anime Titles

From gratuitous English to questionable references, trying to guess the premise of these anime by their incredibly silly titles is an exercise in futility. Where did some of these muddled monikers come from? ― We've all heard nonsensical English lyrics getting thrown around in Japanese pop music, and when that same principle, a sort of 'coolness' factor, also bleeds over into anime titles, this can ...
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Godzilla: King of Monsters Film Delayed to May 2019

Entertainment news website Deadline reported on Wednesday that Godzilla: King of Monsters, the sequel film to Legendary Pictures' 2014 Godzilla movie, is now slated to open on May 30, 2019, delayed from its original March 22, 2019 opening date. Warner Bros. plot summary for the film below confirms appearances by Mothra, Rodan, and King Ghidorah — three classic kaiju from earlier Godzilla films. Th...
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Reborn as a Vending Machine, I Now Wander the Dungeon Novel 1

This novel's bizarre concept is what will catch people's attention, but the writing is good enough to keep it. Theron Martin has the details on this humorously twisted isekai story. ― When it comes to vending machines, North America simply cannot compare to Japan. They are far more ubiquitous over there, offering options that you will rarely or never see in vending machines in the States; during my o...

Discover the FINAL FANTASY® XIV Symphonic Concert US Premiere

A new milestone in FINAL FANTASY® XIV Online history will be achieved with the first-ever official orchestral concert of the game being performed outside of Japan and premiering in the US at Hollywood's world-famous, Dolby Theatre. ― A new milestone in FINAL FANTASY® XIV Online history will be achieved from June 15–16, 2018, with the first-ever official orchestral concert of the game being performed ...
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Ni no Kuni II Game Reaches 900,000 Copies in Shipments Plus Download Sales

Level 5 announced on Friday that its Ni No Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom PlayStation 4 and PC game has reached 900,000 copies in download sales plus shipments worldwide, with the number for the overall Ni no Kuni game series at 2.8 million copies. Ni No Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom launched worldwide on March 23. Level-5 CEO Akihiro Hino, artist Yoshiyuki Momose (The Legend of the Galactic Heroes, Only Y...
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My Hero Academia Anime Reveals Character Design for All For One

Note: This article contains spoilers for episodes of the My Hero Academia anime that haven't yet aired. The official website for the My Hero Academia anime series revealed the character design on Saturday for All For One. The character will appear in the anime's ninth episode (47th episode overall) that will air on June 2. Akio Ohtsuka is voicing the character. Ohtsuka has been voicing the voice-o...
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Naoto Inti Raymi Performs Theme Song for Live-Action Kakugo wa Ii ka Soko no Joshi. Film, TV Series

Cidergirl performs insert song for TV series ― Toei announced on Friday that Naoto Inti Raymi (Monster Strike The Movie theme song) will perform the theme song "Hibiscus" for both the the live-action film and television series adaptations of Nana Shiiba's Kakugo wa Ii ka Soko no Joshi. (Are you ready? Hey you girl!) romantic comedy manga. The single for the song, which will be Raymi's 20th single, wi...
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Live-Action Gintama Film Reveals 3 Character Visuals, 1 More Cast Member

Yuuya Yagira reprises role of Toushirou Hijikata in film opening on August 17 ― The official website for the upcoming sequel film Gintama 2 (Kari) (Gintama 2 (Working Title)) revealed on Saturday that Yuuya Yagira is returning from the first film to play Toushirou Hijikata. The site also revealed new cast visuals for three characters, including Hijikata. The visuals provide a hint as to the film's st...

Voice Actress Hisako Kanemoto Takes Hiatus to Study Abroad

Kanemoto plans return to voice acting in March 2019 ― Voice actress Hisako Kanemoto announced on her blog on Saturday that she is taking a hiatus from her voice acting activities so she can study abroad. Kanemoto plans to return in March 2019. Kanemoto explained that she wanted to see a broader world, and also broaden her outlook on life, and since she was interested in studying abroad, she decided t...
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Code Geass: Hangyaku no Lelouch Re; Manga Launches

Tomofumi Ogasawara draws manga centering on Zero Requiem plan ― Tomofumi Ogasawara (Mobile Suit Gundam Wing Endless Waltz: Glory of the Losers) launched the Code Geass: Hangyaku no Lelouch Re; (Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion Re;) manga on Kadokawa's Comic Newtype website on Friday. Sunrise's Kōjirō Taniguchi (Code Geass: Akito the Exiled planning manager) is credited with the scenario based on ...
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Zoids Wild Anime Streams 2nd Promo Video, Reveals New Cast Member

Ami Koshimizu joins cast for series premiering on July 7 ― Takara Tomy began streaming a second promotional video on Friday for the Zoids Wild anime. The official Twitter account for the anime also revealed on Friday that Ami Koshimizu is joining the cast as Sauce, the lone female member of the Supreme group who often serves as the mediator of the group. The anime will premiere on July 7 and will air...

Friday, May 25

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Midnight Pulp Streams Arcadia of My Youth, Toriko the Movie, More Discotek Films

Robot Carnival, Wicked City, Fist of the North Star, Street Fighter II films also added ― Video streaming service Midnight Pulp is now streaming the following films from Discotek Media: Robot Carnival (English-dubbed) Arcadia of My Youth (English-dubbed) Wicked City (English-dubbed and Japanese with subtitles) Toriko the Movie: Secret Recipe of Gourmet God! (Japanese with subtitles) Fist of the North...
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Discotek's Lupin III: The Legend of the Gold of Babylon Release Will Have New English Dub (Updated With Trailer)

Discotek Media announced at the "51 Years of Lupin III" panel at Anime North on Friday that its Blu-ray Disc release of Lupin III: The Legend of the Gold of Babylon will include a brand new English dub directed by Richard Epcar and starring the cast of Lupin III: Part IV. The 1985 film was the only anime film directed by filmmaker and actor Seijun Suzuki, who passed away in February. In the film, ...

Discotek Licenses Devilman, Angel Cop, Cat Girl Nuku Nuku, Law of Ueki, Cardcaptor Sakura: The Sealed Card

Also: Mazinger Edition Z: The Impact, Babel II BD releases planned ― Discotek Media is announcing at Momocon on Friday that it has licensed the Devilman, Angel Cop, All Purpose Cultural Cat Girl Nuku Nuku, The Law of Ueki, and Cardcaptor Sakura: The Sealed Card. The company also announced that it will release Mazinger Edition Z: The Impact and Babel II on Blu-ray Disc this summer. Discotek previously...
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7'scarlet Gameplay Trailer Shows Main Characters

PS Vita game shipped on Friday from Aksys Games ― Aksys Games began streaming a trailer for 7'scarlet on Thursday. The video introduces the main characters before showing the visual novel gameplay. The game shipped for PlayStation Vita on Friday. Idea Factory released 7'scarlet on the PS Vita in Japan on July 21. The game features character designs by Chinatsu Kurahana (Samurai Flamenco, Uta no Princ...
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ANNCast - FRANXXly my Darling, I Don't Give A Damn

Zac and Jacob shake off the rust, pound their gloves and get on the mat once more with DARLING in the FRANXX . ― ANNCast Episode 329 - Franxxly My Darling, I Don't Give A Damn Zac and Jacob shake off the rust, pound their gloves and get on the mat once more with Darling in the Franxx. You can listen to the show on our player here, direct-download the MP3 version here, check out the show on Stitcher ...
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Eromanga Sensei's Elf Yamada Gets Her Own Spinoff Manga

1st Eromanga Sensei spinoff to launch in late July ― Kadokawa announced during a live stream presentation on Friday that Eromanga Sensei will get a spinoff manga about the character Elf Yamada. The manga will begin on July 27 in the September issue of Kadokawa's Monthly Comic Dengeki Daioh magazine. The staff noted that the manga will be Eromanga Sensei's first spinoff. Tsukasa Fushimi launched the l...
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Cocktail Prince App Game Ends Service on 1-Year Anniversary of Launch

The official website for the Cocktail Prince project announced on Thursday that the smartphone game will end service on July 24. Leading up to the end of service, the game will continue to add story and other in-game content. The project features cocktail drinks anthropomorphized as attractive male characters. The characters include Dirty Mother, Bellini, Long Island Iced Tea, Gimlet, Manhattan, S...
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Comic Girls ‒ Episode 8

"There's a good chance Kaos will experience some measure of success by the time the series wraps up, but it would also be nice to see her meeting more milestones along the way."
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Re:Zero's Rem Figure Dons White Kimono

Re:Zero's Rem often appears in a wedding dress for merchandise and promotions. Now she's ready for matrimony in another culture. FuRyu is offering a 1/7-scale Rem figure that shows Rem in a shiromuku kimono, which is commonly used in Shinto wedding ceremonies in Japan. Rem's detailed outfit on the figure includes a slight pearlescent coating and color gradation. The figure comes with a watabōshi ...
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Japan's Animation TV Ranking, May 14-20

The Tale of the Princess Kaguya, One Piece Film Gold films air ― Studio Ghibli and Isao Takahata's The Tale of the Princess Kaguya film aired on Friday, May 18 at 9:00 p.m. and earned a 10.2% rating. One Piece Film Gold aired on Fuji TV on Saturday, May 19 at 9:00 p.m. and earned a 7.6% rating. The live-action series adaptation of Yoko Kamio's Boys Over Flowers Season 2 (Hana Nochi Hare ~HanaDan~ Nex...
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Anime Expo to Host m-flo Performance

PKCZ® to also perform at same event ― The organizers of Anime Expo announced on Thursday that it will host the event "m-flo presents 'OTAQUEST LIVE' powered by LDH USA" on July 5. The event will feature the first U.S. performances for Japanese groups m-flo and PKCZ®, as well as other acts that have not yet been announced. The hip hop group m-flo began when friends Verbal and Taku Takahashi met singer...
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One Piece Figures Show Hancock, Nami, Vivi, Perona as Brides

A new line of One Piece figures will debut in Banpresto's Crane King game machines throughout Japan on June 7. The One Piece Lady Edge: Wedding figures feature the series' leading ladies in bridal attire. The new figure series is a collaboration between female wedding dress designers and female model makers. The figure's dresses feature detailed embroidery that show off the curves of Hancock, Nam...
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Cells at Work Reveals Additional Cast, Opening Theme Song, July 7 Premiere

Yūichi Nakamura, Ayako Kawasumi, Aya Endo, Hiroyuki Yoshino join cast ― This year's July issue of Kodansha's Monthly Shonen Sirius magazine announced the premiere date, additional cast, and opening theme song information for the television anime adaptation of Akane Shimizu's Cells at Work! (Hataraku Saibō) manga on Saturday. The anime will premiere on Tokyo MX, BS11, Tochigi TV, and Gunma TV on Satur...
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Boruto: Naruto Next Generations ‒ Episode 59

"The third round of the Chunin exams rolls on as Cho-Cho faces off against Shinki and Boruto goes toe-to-toe with Shikadai."
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Kannagi's Eri Takenashi Previews New Manga Series

New manga apparently dated for July 27 ― This year's July issue of Ichijinsha's Monthly Comic Rex magazine previewed Eri Takenashi's new manga on Saturday. The magazine did not reveal the title, but shared a visual with the date July 27, 2018 — the first anniversary of the final chapter of Takenashi's Kannagi: Crazy Shrine Maidens manga. Takenashi published Kannagi: Crazy Shrine Maidens from 2005 to ...
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Oreimo's Life-Size Kuroneko Statue Goes on Pre-Order With Only 10 Planned

After unveiling the design in 2016, FigureX is finally ready to accept pre-orders for its life-size figure of Oreimo's Ruri "Kuroneko" Gokō. The company plans to offer only 10 Kuroneko figures. The figure's design features Kuroneko in a maneki-neko (beckoning cat) pose wearing a pink frilly dress. Cat ears and thigh-high socks complete her lolita look. FigureX will accept pre-orders from June 1 t...
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Bessatsu Hana to Yume Magazine Manga's Fates Revealed

Nanpei Yamada, Maki Minami end series in final issue ― The July issue of Hakusensha's shōjo magazine Bessatsu Hana to Yume provided more information about what will happen after the magazine ends publication in the same issue. The issue shipped on Saturday. Nanpei Yamada's Sakura no Hana no Kōcha Ōji manga, pictured on the final issue's cover, ended in the final issue. Maki Minami's Pinpon Rush! mang...
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Manga Answerman - Do They Ever Retouch Unpolished Manga?

Sometimes manga pages go to the printers before the mangaka is completely finished polishing up their last few pages - do they ever go back and touch it up for the collected release? Deb gets into it. ― Q: I've noticed that sometimes a chapter of a manga had some unfinished panels likely due to a shorter timetable to finish the chapter. Is this something that typically gets touched up before the tan...
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Masaki Andō's Yatogame-chan Kansatsu Nikki Manga Gets Anime

Series centers on girl who speaks Nagoya dialect ― The fourth compiled book volume of Masaki Andō's Yatogame-chan Kansatsu Nikki (Yatogame-chan Observation Diary) four-panel manga revealed on Saturday that an anime project for the series is advancing. The manga centers on the life of Yatogame-chan, a girl who speaks in the blunt Nagoya dialect. The series highlights regional cultural differences from...
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Koyomimonogatari

Koyomimonogatari hones in on Monogatari’s winding conversational riddles with strange and rewarding results. ― Even for the defiantly, deliberately weird Monogatari franchise, Koyomimonogatari is a particularly strange entry. Originally released as a collection of short stories, it eschewed the Monogatari franchise's usual style to tell even smaller vignettes, stories that were so brief and lacking i...
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Mengo Yokoyari Ends Scum's Wish décor Spinoff Manga

Series' compiled volume ships on July 19 ― Mengo Yokoyari's Scum's Wish décor (Kuzu no Honkai décor) spinoff manga ended in this year's sixth issue of Square Enix's Monthly Big Gangan magazine on Friday. The spinoff will ship in a compiled book volume as the ninth volume of Yokoyari's Scum's Wish manga on July 19. The spinoff of Yokoyari's Scum's Wish manga launched in Square Enix's Monthly Big Ganga...
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The Seven Deadly Sins Gets Smartphone RPG in Japan in 2018

Video previews Nanatsu no Daizai ~Hikari to Yami no Grand Cross game ― Netmarble opened a teaser website for the Nanatsu no Daizai ~Hikari to Yami no Grand Cross (The Seven Deadly Sins: Grand Cross of Light and Darkness) smartphone role-playing game on Friday. The website is streaming a television commercial for the game. The adventure role-playing game is slated to launch for iOS and Android devices...
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Shenmue III PS4, PC Game Casts Haruka Terui as Shenhua Ling

Game slated for 2019 after delays ― The official website for Deep Silver's Shenmue III PlayStation 4 and PC game revealed on Thursday that Haruka Terui will play the character Shenhua Ling in the game. As previously announced, Masaya Matsukaze plays Ryo Hazuki. The game is now slated to release in 2019, delayed from its previously planned release date in the second half of 2018. The announcement stat...

Hidden Gems on HIDIVE

With a catalogue filled with new and classic titles, you can always discover something new to watch (or re-watch) on HIDIVE. ― With a catalogue filled with new and classic titles, you can always discover something new to watch (or re-watch) on HIDIVE. Feeling a little nostalgic? There's something for that. Want a slapstick comedy, or a something more psychological? HIDIVE has you covered! Here's som...
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Ninja Girl & Samurai Master Anime's 3rd Season Adds 7 More Cast Members

Ryotaro Okiayu, Ayane Sakura, Daiki Yamashita, more join cast ― The official website for Nobunaga no Shinobi: Anegawa Ishiyama-hen, the third season of the Nobunaga no Shinobi (Ninja Girl & Samurai Master) television anime based on Naoki Shigeno's four-panel manga, revealed seven more cast members for the series on Friday. Atsumi Tanezaki as Chiyome Mochizuki Ryotaro Okiayu as Kennyo Honganji Ayane S...
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Yui Ogura, Tomokazu Sugita Join 'You Don't Know Gunma Yet' Anime's Cast

Ogura voices 2 roles in anime shorts ― The official website for You Don't Know Gunma Yet, the television anime shorts based on Hiroto Ida's Omae wa Mada Gunma o Shiranai manga, revealed on Wednesday that Yui Ogura and Tomokazu Sugita are joining the show's cast. Ogura plays Teruna Ieki (nickname: Ietty), who is Kyō Shinooka's friend and a JKJ member. Ogura herself is from Gunma prefecture, and she al...
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Tonegawa Anime Reveals More Cast Members, Character Designs

Rikiya Koyama, Akira Ishida, Kenjiro Tsuda, Akio Ohtsuka, more join cast for series premiering in July ― The staff for the anime of the Kaiji spinoff manga Chūkan Kanriroku Tonegawa (Middle Management Chronicle Tonegawa) revealed additional cast for the anime on Friday, and also revealed character designs for some of the new and previously revealed cast. The current cast with character designs includ...
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K: Seven Stories Anime Film Series' Opening Video Streamed

angela perform opening theme for 6-part film series premiering on July 7 ― The official website for GoRA and GoHands' K franchise began streaming the opening video on Friday for the six-part K: Seven Stories theatrical anime project. The video previews angela's theme song. The first film in the six-part project, R:B ~Blaze~, will open in theaters in Japan on July 7, and it stars: Kenjiro Tsuda as Mik...
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Overlord Author Kugane Maruyama, Anime Director Naoyuki Ito, Goblin Slayer Author Kumo Kagyu to Attend Anime Expo

Screening of 1st episode of Overlord season 3, sneak peek of Goblin Slayer anime also planned ― Kadokawa's BookWalker website announced on Friday that it will bring light novel authors Kugane Maruyama and Kumo Kagyu to this year's Anime Expo as guests, as well as anime director Naoyuki Itou. Bookwalker and Kadokawa also host a screening of the first episode of Overlord III, the third season of the Ov...
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Boarding School Juliet TV Anime Reveals Staff, Visual, October Premiere

Love and Lies' Seiki Takuno directs series at Liden Films ― The official website for the television anime adaptation of Yōsuke Kaneda's school romantic comedy manga series Kishuku Gakkō no Juliet (Boarding School Juliet) revealed the show's staff, "heroine date visual," and October premiere on Friday. Seiki Takuno (Love and Lies, Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches, Poco's Udon World) is directing the a...
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Haikara-San: Here Comes Miss Modern 2nd Film Opens in Japan on October 19

The official website for the anime film project of Waki Yamato's Haikara-san ga Tooru manga revealed on Thursday that Gekijōban Haikara-san ga Tōru Kōhen - Hana no Tōkyō Dai Roman (Haikara-san ga Tōru the Movie II: The Grand Tokyo Romance), the second film, will open in Japan on October 19. Toshiaki Kidokoro (March comes in like a lion episode director, Fireworks, Should We See it from the Side or...
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6th Space Battleship Yamato 2202 Film Opens on November 2

Film's visual also revealed; home video release slated for December 21 ― The official website for the Star Blazers: Space Battleship Yamato 2202 (Uchū Senkan Yamato 2202: Ai no Senshi-tachi or Space Battleship Yamato 2202: Warriors of Love) anime sequel project revealed on Friday that the sixth film in the series, titled "Kaisei-hen" (Resurrection Chapter), will open in theaters on November 2. The Bl...
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'Planet With' Anime's Ad Previews Opening Theme, Reveals July 8 Premiere

Minami performs show's opening theme song ― The official website for J.C. Staff and manga creator Satoshi Mizukami's (Lucifer and the Biscuit Hammer, Spirit Circle) original mecha anime Planet With began streaming a commercial for the show on Friday. The video previews Minami's opening theme song "One Unit." The site also revealed that the show will premiere on July 8 on Tokyo MX at 10:30 p.m. The se...

LA Business Journal: Saban Brands Company Shuts Down in July

60 employees to be laid off as part of shut down after Hasbro's acquisition of company's brands ― The Los Angeles Business Journal newspaper reported on Wednesday that the Saban Brands company will shut down on July 2, citing a Worker Adjustment Retraining Notification letter sent to the state of California and dated May 1. As part of the shutdown, the company is laying off 60 employees with position...
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Shikioriori Anime Film's Trailer Previews Character Voices, Reveals August 4 Opening

Vickeblanka performs theme song for anthology project featuring 3 short stories ― The official website for Shikioriori (Poem of Seasons Woven Together), CoMix Wave Films' collaboration anime anthology project with Haoliners, began streaming the project's full trailer on Friday. The trailer previews Vickeblanka's theme song "WALK." The video also reveals that the anime will open in Japan on August 4, ...
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Bessatsu Hana to Yume Shōjo Magazine Ends Publication on Saturday

Magazine debuted in 1977, serialized manga from Kaori Yuki, Chika Shiomi, Saki Hiwatari ― Retailer Rakuten's listing for the July issue of Hakusensha's Bessatsu Hana to Yume (Betsuhana) shōjo magazine shows the issue's cover (seen right), revealing that the magazine will end with that issue. The issue will ship on Saturday. Hakusensha launched the magazine in 1977 as a sister magazine to the main Han...
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Man Arrested for Death Threats to Nogizaka46 Idol Mai Shiraishi

Allegedly sent threats over Twitter from December 2015 to May 2018 ― Police from Tokyo's Itsukaichi Station announced on Thursday that they arrested a 25-year-old unemployed male resident of the Nishiaraihoncho neighborhood in Tokyo's Adachi ward on Tuesday for allegedly sending death threats to Nogizaka46 idol group member Mai Shiraishi over Twitter. According to authorities, the suspect Daiki Katsu...
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Wotakoi: Love is Hard for Otaku Anime's BD/DVD Volumes Delayed

Now slated for September-December due to "production circumstances" ― The official website for the television anime of Fujita's Wotakoi: Love is Hard for Otaku (Otaku ni Koi wa Muzukashii) manga announced on Friday that the staff has delayed the anime's four Blu-ray Disc and DVD volumes due to "production circumstances." The new release dates for the volumes are now as follows: Volume 1: September 12...
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HIDIVE Fire TV Giveaway!

As a special treat for ANN readers, HIDIVE is giving away a Fire TV plus other prizes to our lucky winners! ― From your phone to your big screen: HIDIVE delivers the content you want, when and where you want it! As a special treat for ANN readers, we are giving away these awesome prizes to our lucky winners: GRAND PRIZE A new Fire TV, 1 year of HIDIVE and a signed poster of DEVILS' LINE by the Engli...

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Live-Action Antiquarian Bookshop Biblia's Case Files Film's Teaser Trailer Shows Mysteries in Old Books

Haru Kuroki, Shūhei Nomura star in film opening on November 1 ― The official website for the live-action film of En Mikami's Antiquarian Bookshop Biblia's Case Files (Biblia Kosho-dō no Jiken Techō) novel series began streaming a 30-second teaser trailer on Friday. The video shows the lead characters discovering secrets in old books. The film will open in Japan on November 1. The cast includes Haru K...
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Steins;Gate 0 ‒ Episode 7

"Leave it to Steins;Gate 0 to simultaneously dive headfirst into some crazy conspiracy shenanigans while still managing to take its sweet time moving the plot along."
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Black Clover ‒ Episode 33

"This episode is ultimately a solid see-saw between different types of drama."
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2nd Live-Action Gintama Film Brings Back Ryō Yoshizawa as Sougo Okita

New cast members being announced every day this week ― The official Twitter account for the upcoming sequel film Gintama 2 (Kari) (Gintama 2 (Working Title)) announced on Thursday that Ryō Yoshizawa is returning from the first film to play Sougo Okita. The staff are revealing a new cast member every day from May 22 until May 26. Previously announced returning cast members include (from left to right ...
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High School DxD Hero ‒ Episode 6

"High School DxD is more or less what you get when you cross shonen action with harem fanservice, and this episode is Exhibit A."
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Black Butler's Yana Toboso Reveals She's a My Hero Academia Fan

Manga creator Yana Tosobo is a fan of Kuroko's Basketball, Fate/Grand Order, and Touken Ranbu, to name a few. She's shared her personal fanart for the series and drew the cover for a Touken Ranbu manga anthology. Evidently she's also fallen victim to the latest anime hit, My Hero Academia. Tosobo shared her artwork of the Todoroki and Iida on Wednesday. 作業用BGMとして見てたんだけど展開がアツすぎて作業にならなくなったので落書き。「僕のヒ...
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Tokyo Ghoul:re ‒ Episode 8

"This episode is another relatively quiet one, but it's suffused with the melancholy of memories long past or long forgotten."
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TOKU Airs Ultraman Mebius Spinoffs, Launches Streaming Website Beta

Streaming platform features anime, tokusatsu ― Olympusat, Inc.'s television channel TOKU announced on Thursday that it will air three Ultraman Mebius side story specials on June 2. Ultraman Mebius Gaiden: Ghost Rebirth will air at 2:30 p.m. EDT, Ultraman Mebius Side Story: Hikari Saga will air at 8:00 p.m. EDT, and Mebius Side Story: Armored Darkness will air at 9:00 p.m. EDT. TOKU launched beta on i...
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Tamashii Nations Offers Limited Samurai Avengers Comic for Members

Tamashii Nations, the maker of the Figuarts line, is heading to its Tamashii Comic-Con event in Shibuya this weekend with some unique collectibles. The event is heavily promoting the company's Avengers line-up and that includes an exclusive for the Club Tamashii members. Members will receive a copy of Meishō Manga Realization floppy comic drawn by Hugo Award nominee and Ms. Marvel artist Takeshi M...
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Yen Press to Publish Goblin Slayer: Brand New Day Spinoff Manga Simultaneously With Japan

New series premiered this week ― Yen Press announced on Thursday that it will publish Masahiro Ikeno's Goblin Slayer: Brand New Day spinoff manga simultaneously with Japan. The manga launched this Friday in Square Enix's Monthly Big Gangan magazine. SB Creative published the first volume of the Goblin Slayer! dark fantasy novel series in February 2016, and Kōsuke Kurose (The [email protected] Neue Green for...
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Lupin the Third: Part 5 ‒ Episode 8

"It's only the second episode of this arc, but Part 5 is already willing to take chances on Lupin the Third's familiar story beats."
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World of Machida-kun Manga Has Film In the Works

Final volume of award-winning manga shipped on Friday ― The wraparound jacket band for the seventh and final volume of Yuki Andō's The World of Machida-kun manga announced on Friday that the manga will get a film adaptation. The announcement did not say if the film will be live-action or animated. In the manga, Machida is a quiet, awkward, bespectacled boy, whose slightly below-average grades belie h...
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Level 5 Video Game Characters Go Golfing for 20th Anniversary

Video game company Level 5, the creators of the Professor Layton, Inazuma Eleven, and Yo-kai Watch game series, are bringing their popular characters together for a relaxing round of golf. Level 5 is adding its characters to SIE's New Minna no GOLF for the PlayStation 4 as part of the company's 20th anniversary campaign. The "Level 5 20th Anniversary Collaboration Cup" will open twice in the game'...
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This Week in Anime - My Hero Academia's Lovable League of Villains

This Shonen Jump hit has unloaded a whole new slough of baddies this season to deliver a series of knock-down-drag-out brawls with dire consequences. We discuss our favorite moments and characters from this explosive arc. ― My Hero Academia has unloaded a whole new slough of baddies this season to deliver a series of knock-down-drag-out brawls with dire consequences. This week, Nick and Micchy discus...
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Dragon Pilot: Hisone and Masotan Theme Song Performer Riko Fukumoto Joins Anime's Cast

Character to appear in next week's episode ― The official Twitter account for the original television anime Dragon Pilot: Hisone and Masotan (Hisone to Masotan) announced on Thursday that the anime's opening theme song performer Riko Fukutomo will also voice a character in the series. Fukumoto's character is Natsume Misumi, a girl who wears a sailor suit and holds a key to the story. The character wi...
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Real Girl ‒ Episode 8

"After some plausible setup work in previous weeks, the poor execution in this episode leaves Real Girl chasing its own narrative tail."
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Watch Grand Blue Dreaming Cast Hit the Waves in Short Video

Kenji Inoue and Kimitake Yoshioka's Grand Blue Dreaming manga follows college student Iori Kitahara's life in a small seaside town where he finds himself hanging out with a bunch of scuba divers, some of them drunks and some beautiful girls. The comedy manga is inspiring a television anime this summer with cast members as Yūma Uchida, Chika Anzai, Hiroki Yasumoto, Kana Asumi, Katsuyuki Konishi, Ma...
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Legend of the Galactic Heroes: Die Neue These ‒ Episode 8

"After the previous weeks showed how excellent this adaptation could be when embracing its unique strengths, it's disappointing to see it fall back down to above-average coasting."
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Maiden Japan Licenses Gunparade March, Glass Mask 1984 Anime (Updated)

2003 mecha anime, classic shojo series get home video releases ― Section23 Films announced in its September release slate on Thursday that its Maiden Japan imprint will release the Gunparade March television anime on DVD on September 18. The release will include both English and Japanese audio. In addition, it will release the 1984 Glass Mask anime on Blu-ray Disc September 4 in Japanese with English...
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Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon Game Delayed on Xbox One Worldwide, 3DS in Europe

Nintendo streams Switch trailer to accompany launch ― Inti Creates announced on Wednesday that the Xbox One version of Koji Igarashi's Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon video game, the 8-bit style game that Igarashi originally promised as a stretch goal for the Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night Kickstarter campaign, has been delayed worldwide from its May 24 release date to June 6. The Nintendo 3DS ver...
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Muv-Luv, Muv-Luv Alternative PS Vita Versions Dated for June in the West

PQube and Ixtl announced on Wednesday that they will release Mu-Luv and Muv-Luv Alternative for PlayStation Vita on June 8 in Europe and June 12 in North America. Both games will be available physically and digitally. Muv-Luv contains the Muv-Luv Extra and Muv-Luv Unlimited storylines. Muv-Luv Extra and Muv-Luv Unlimited launched for PC via Steam in English in July 2016, and Muv-Luv Alternative la...
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Anime Romance Video Promotes Super Glue on 'Kiss Day'

Toagosei's Aron Alpha brand of instant adhesives, sold as Krazy Glue in the U.S., is trying a new approach to get consumers stuck on its products. A "Kimi ni, Kuttsuke!" (Stick to You!) campaign is promoting Aron Alpha's multipurpose, fast-acting adhesive with anime-style art and a romance story. Three versions of a "trailer" for the promotion debuted online on Wednesday. Full Version 30-Second Ve...

Banana Fish Anime Unveils 2nd Promo Video, Opening Theme, Additional Cast

Series to premiere on Fuji TV/Amazon Prime on July 5 ― The official website for the television anime adaptation of Akimi Yoshida's Banana Fish manga announced the premiere date, additional cast, and opening theme song information on Friday. The website also unveiled a second key visual and second promotional video. (Note: linked video is region-locked to Japan.) The newly-announced cast includes: Mak...
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The Best and Worst of Spring 2018, May 13-19

Lupin gets dangerously close to stealing the top spot - but Hinamatsuri can't be denied! See how your favorite shows performed in our weekly user rankings. ― Our team of reviewers are following 27 anime series of the Spring 2018 season and readers are rating each episode as the reviews go up. So let's have a look at what ANN readers consider the best (and worst) of the season. Keep in mind that thes...
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The Disastrous Life of Saiki K. Gets 1-Shot Manga

Shūichi Asō's main manga ended in February ― Shūichi Asō published a The Disastrous Life of Saiki K. (Saiki Kusuo no Psi Nan) one-shot manga in the first summer 2018 issue of Shueisha's Jump Giga magazine on Friday. The issue's cover features the manga and includes the text, "Did you think it was over with that?" The 22-page manga centers on Kusuo Saiki without his psychic abilities. Asō ended the ma...
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This Week in Games - Steam Giveth and Steam Taketh Away

Steam unceremoniously yanked a bunch of sexy anime games, and the community exploded. PLUS: Kingdom Hearts III, a whole lotta Yakuza and much more! ― Hey folks! I'm back after taking a week off. I'm fresh and ready to write about all the hot gaming news going on. Nothing on the Internet blew up in a huge cloud of controversy while I was away, did it? … Oh, goddammit. THE WHOLE HORNY GAMES ON STEAM DE...
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SNK Heroines: Tag Team Frenzy Game's 2nd Trailer Streamed (Updated)

PS4/Switch game launches in Japan on September 6, in West on September 7 ― SNK began streaming the second trailer for its SNK Heroines: Tag Team Frenzy fighting game on Thursday. The game will ship for PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch in Japan on September 6. NIS America also began streaming a video on Thursday announcing playable character Love Heart. The regular version of the game will cost 5,184...
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Hi Score Girl Anime Casts Kōhei Amasaki, Sayumi Suzushiro, Yūki Hirose

J.C. Staff's anime premieres in July ― The July issue of Square Enix's Monthly Big Gangan magazine revealed three main cast members for the anime adaptation of Rensuke Oshikiri's Hi Score Girl manga on Friday. Kōhei Amasaki will play Haruo Yaguchi, Sayumi Suzushiro will play Akira Ōno, and Yūki Hirose will play Koharu Hidaka. The anime will premiere in July. Square Enix's Big Gangan magazine announce...
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Etrian Odyssey X 3DS Game's Video Previews Adventurer Character Classes

Nintendo 3DS game ships in Japan on August 2 ― Atlus began streaming streaming a "job introduction" promotional video on Thursday for Etrian Odyssey X (pronounced "cross"), the latest game in the Etrian Odyssey franchise. The video previews the abilities of the Paladin, Bushido, Medic, and Ranger "Etrian Adventurer" character classes. The game will ship for the Nintendo 3DS in Japan on August 2, and ...
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Non Non Biyori Vacation Anime Film's Ad Streamed

Film opens in Japan on August 25 ― Kadokawa began streaming a commercial for Non Non Biyori Vacation, the upcoming anime film of Atto's Non Non Biyori manga, on Thursday. Kadokawa also began streaming a commercial for the television anime's Blu-ray Disc box, which will ship on August 24. The box will include both television anime seasons, as well as both the Non Non Biyori and Non Non Biyori Repeat o...
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Yakuza 3 Game's PS4 Edition Previewed in Video

Game slated for August 9 in Japan ― The official website for Sega's PlayStation 4 version of the Yakuza 3 game began streaming a promotional video for the game on Thursday. The game will ship in Japan on August 9, and will retain the same content. The game will have 1080p full HD resolution, and will run at 60 frames per second. Sega released Yakuza 3 (Ryū ga Gotoku 3) in Japan in 2009, and in 2010 i...
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BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle Game's Video Highlights Under Night In-Birth Characters

PS4, Switch, PC game launches in N. America on June 5, in Europe on June 22 ― Arc System Works America began streaming an English-dubbed trailer and a gameplay video for its BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle crossover fighting game for PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and PC on Thursday. The video highlights characters from Under Night In-Birth. Arc System Works previously streamed highlight trailers for RWB...
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Dark Souls: Remastered Game's Launch Trailer Posted

PS4/Xbox One/PC game shipped in Japan on Thursday, in N. America on Friday, Switch version in summer ― Bandai Namco Entertainment America began streaming a launch trailer for its Dark Souls: Remastered game on Wednesday. The game launched on Thursday in Japan on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC, and will launch on Friday in North America and Europe. The Switch version of the game, along with the Solai...
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Sega Reveals English Dub Trailer, Premium Edition for Valkyria Chronicles 4 Game

Premium edition comes with vinyl tank statue, 100-page artbook, DLC ― Sega America began streaming an English-dubbed trailer on Wednesday for the Valkyria Chronicles 4 game. The video highlights the members of the Ranger Corps' Squad E. Sega also revealed details of the game's "Memoirs from Battle" premium edition. The edition retails for US$99.99, and comes with a collector's box, a vinyl statue of ...
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Miss caretaker of Sunohara-sou Anime Reveals More Cast, Ending Theme Artist

Shino Shimoji performs ending theme for series premiering this summer ― The official website for the television anime of Nekoume's four-panel romantic comedy manga Miss caretaker of Sunohara-sou (Sunohara-Sō no Kanrinin-san) revealed two more cast members for the anime on Thursday. Shizuka Itou as Nishiki Yao, the owner of the liquor shop where Ayaka helps out. She inherited the shop from her grandfa...
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God Wars Game's Switch Version Launches on September 4 in N. America

Game ships on August 31 in Europe ― NIS America began streaming a trailer on Wednesday for its release of the God Wars The Complete Legend (God Wars: Nippon Shinwa Taisen) Switch game. The video reveals the game's September 4 release date for North America. The game is also shipping on August 31 in Europe. The game ships in Japan for the Switch, PlayStation 4, and PlayStation Vita on June 14. The gam...
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Mai Fuchigami Performs Ending Theme for 'Planet With' Anime

Series by Satoshi Mizukami, J.C. Staff premieres this summer ― The official website for J.C. Staff and manga creator Satoshi Mizukami's (Lucifer and the Biscuit Hammer, Spirit Circle) original mecha anime Planet With announced on May 19 that Mai Fuchigami will perform the show's ending theme song. The single for the song, which will also be Fuchigami's first single, will ship on August 8. Fuchigami a...
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Attack on Titan Mobile Game's Title Revealed, New Multiplayer Features Hinted

Funimation, GameSamba announced game in 2016 ― GameSamba announced the title of its planned Attack on Titan mobile game as Attack on Titan: Assault on Tuesday. The company plans to offer the game in "all major English markets" for iOS and Android devices. GameSamba did not announce a release date for the game. Funimation announced the game in 2016, and had originally planned to release the game by th...
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The Thousand Noble Musketeers Anime's Video Reveals More Cast Members

Anime about anthropomorphized black powder weapons premieres in July ― The official website for the television anime adaptation of Marvelous' The Thousand Musketeers (Senjūshi: The Thousand Noble Musketeers) smartphone game began streaming a promotional video for the anime on Thursday. The video reveals additional cast members, who are all reprising their roles from the game. New cast and characters ...
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The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel IV Game Launches on September 27 in Japan

Game's Limited Edition contains "Confidential Synopsis" of 1st 3 games, alternate outfit for Altina ― The official website for The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel IV: The End of Saga game, the fourth installment in Nihon Falcom's Trails of Cold Steel role-playing game series, revealed on Thursday that the game is slated to ship for the PlayStation 4 in Japan on September 27. The site also reve...
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Hikaru no Go Manga Gets Live-Action Chinese Drama Adaptation

Drama debuts in summer 2019 on iQiyi streaming service ― Chinese streaming service iQiyi announced on Thursday that it will stream a live-action Chinese drama adaptation of Yumi Hotta and Takeshi Obata's Hikaru no Go manga. Houhai Culture is producing the project, and Chang Liu is directing the show. The show is titled Qihun, and it will debut in summer 2019. Viz Media publishes the manga in North Am...
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Beyblade Burst Gets New Mobile Game This Fall

Beyblade Burst Rivals puzzle game slated for N. America, S. America, Europe, Australia, New Zealand ― Sunrights Inc. announced on Wednesday that it has signed a licensing agreement to develop a new Beyblade Burst mobile game tentatively titled Beyblade Burst Rivals. The game is slated to release this fall in North America, South America, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand. Sunrights Inc. describes th...
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Nintendo Offers Switch Set Without Dock, AC Adapter in Japan

Nintendo announced on Wednesday that it is offering a new Nintendo Switch console set that only includes the Switch itself, the left and right Joy-Con controllers, and two Joy-Con straps. The set excludes the dock, Joy-Con Grip, AC adapter, and HDMI cable. The set costs 24,980 yen (about US$220), compared to 29,980 yen (about US$270) for the original set that includes all the above items. The new ...
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Silver Spoon Manga Gets Another New Chapter on May 30

This year's 26h issue of Shogakukan's Weekly Shonen Sunday magazine (seen right) revealed on Wednesday that Hiromu Arakawa's Silver Spoon manga will continue with a new chapter in the magazine's next issue on May 30. This week's issue also published a new chapter of the manga, the first since the manga returned to being on hiatus on July 26. The magazine did not indicate that the manga is returnin...
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World Break: Aria of Curse for a Holy Swordsman Light Novels End in June

Fantasy series launched in 2012, inspired manga & TV anime ― SB Creative's publishing imprint GA Bunko confirmed on Saturday that Akamitsu Awamura's Seiken Tsukai no World Break light novel series will end in its 22nd volume, which is slated for June 14. Funimation describes the story: Akane Academy is just like any other school…except the students just happen to be reincarnated legendary heroes from...
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Harukana Receive Anime's 'Pair Visual' Shows Naruasa Team

The official website for the television anime of Nyoijizai's Harukana Receive manga revealed a new "pair visual" with the characters Narumi Tōi (Miyuri Shimabukuro) and Ayasa Tachibana (Kanae Itō), who together form the "Naruasa" team. The site also previously revealed a pair visual last month, showing the characters Emily (Emiri) Thomas (Rie Suegara) and Claire (Kurea) Thomas (Atsumi Tanezaki), w...
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Loot Anime Giveaway!

Just who wouldn't want to have some exclusive anime goodies delivered right to their doorstep? This month, LootCrate is giving away a FREE 6-month subscription of Loot Anime to ONE LUCKY WINNER! ― Just who wouldn't want to have some exclusive anime goodies delivered right to their doorstep? This month, Loot Crate is giving away a FREE 6-month subscription of Loot Anime to ONE LUCKY WINNER! Monthly a...

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Golden Kamuy ‒ Episode 7

"There isn't much room for the black-and-white baddies in Golden Kamuy's increasingly greying canvas."
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Anime Expo to Host Sunrise Producers, Neptunia Series Staff

Osamu Taniguchi, Naohiro Ogata, Tsunako, Naoko Mizuno announced as guests ― The organizers of the Anime Expo convention announced this week that it will host Sunrise producers Osamu Taniguchi and Naohiro Ogata, Gundam game producer Kotaro Usui, GUNPLA modeler Katsumi Kawaguchi, Neptunia series character designer Tsunako, and Neptunia series producer Naoko Mizuno. Taniguchi and Ogata will participate ...
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Magical Girl Ore ‒ Episode 8

"Saki's mom was definitely the star of the show this week."
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Jump Music Festa Adds GRANRODEO, SPYAIR, FLOW, More Performers

July's Jump Music Festa two-day concert event added its next round of musical guests to the line-up. The concerts, which already include KANA-BOON, BiSH, Kishidan, and Little Glee Monster, announced GRANRODEO, SPYAIR, FLOW, DISH//, and Hiroshi Kitadani will perform at the event. GRANRODEO is a duo made up of vocalist Kishô Taniyama and guitarist Masaaki Iizuka. The band has performed themes for th...
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2nd Live-Action Gintama Film Brings Back Kankurō Nakamura as Isao Kondo

New cast members being announced every day this week ― The official website for the upcoming sequel film Gintama 2 (Kari) (Gintama 2 (Working Title)) announced on Thursday that Kankurō Nakamura is returning from the first film to play Isao Kondo. The staff are revealing a new cast member every day from May 22 until May 26. Previously announced returning cast members include (from left to right in top...
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Innovative Designer Brings Magic Weapons Closer to Reality

FriskP is a tech designer with a steampunk aesthetic. She's created items like a propeller watch that looks like something out of Bladerunner, and her latest creation utilizes similar technology for a stunning, realistic effect. FriskP created a special effects weapon resembling a blaster rifle that appears to create a magic incantation before shooting a fireball. The effect is created by using li...

Crunchyroll Adds Mind Game, Hyouka, The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness, More

GKIDS films, Funimation series added to catalog ― Crunchyroll added the Studio Ghibli documentary The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness and four anime films from GKIDS on Wednesday. The newly-added anime films, all in Japanese with English subtitles, are: Mind Game A Letter to Momo Welcome to the Space Show Patema Inverted In addition, the platform is adding the following full series from Funimation Ente...
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Japanese Comic Ranking, May 14-20

Chihayafuru, Skip Beat!, The Heroic Legend of Arslan, DAYS, Dagashi Kashi in top 5 ― Rank Title Est. Weekly Copies Est. Total Copies Release Date Publisher Author Highest Rank Weeks on List 1 Chihayafuru 38 95,548 195,878 2018/05 Kodansha Yuki Suetsugu 1 2 2 Skip Beat! 42 90,241 90,241 2018/05 Hakusensha Yoshiki Nakamura 2 1 3 The Heroic Legend of Arslan 9 70,830 234,156 2018/05 Kodansha Story: Yosh...
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3 Kids Crush the Competition in Functional Transformers Costumes

Three kids are destined to own the competition in their functional Transformers costumes. Twitter user @MrBoak shared a video of the costumes in action with the caption "Seriously any other kids attending this fancy dress competition have no idea how badly they're about to get owned" on Sunday and it's already been shared 136,000 times. Since the video was posted, Twitter has blocked the video pos...
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Caligula ‒ Episode 7

"It remains difficult to care about these plot breadcrumbs when Caligula's storytelling is so haphazard."
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Cutie Honey Universe ‒ Episode 7

"After the hard left turn of last week, Cutie Honey Universe could now pass for a completely different show."
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Japan's Video Game Rankings, May 14-20

Caligula Overdose game debuts ― Japan's Game Ranking: May 14-20 Rank System Title Maker Release Date Weekly Copies Total Copies 4Gamer Reader Review 1PS4Caligula Overdose FuRyu May 17 20,399 20,399 2NSwDonkey Kong Tropical Freeze Nintendo May 3 15,452 129,760 3NSwSplatoon 2 (Including Bundled Editions) Nintendo July 21 12,646 2,323,048 73 4PS4Jikkyō Powerful Pro Yakyū 2018 Konami April 26 10,240 189,...
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Fireworks Anime Film's English-Subtitled Trailer Streamed

Film opens in the U.S. this July ― GKIDS began streaming a full trailer for the anime film Fireworks (Fireworks, Should We See it from the Side or the Bottom?) on Wednesday. The video has English subtitles. The film will screen in the United States on July 3, 5, and 7 in collaboration with Fathom Events. It will also get a separate theatrical release starting on July 4. The Fireworks anime film adapt...
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Hunter x Hunter's Gon's Impossible Hair Transforms Into Dangling Earrings

Hunter x Hunter character Gon Freecss is returning in earring form. The Premium Bandai website is offering silver earrings that feature Gon in his transformed form with incredibly long hair, which appears in the Chimera Ant arc in Gon's battle with Neferpitou. Gon's flowing hair makes up most of the length of the nine-centimeter (about 3.5-inch) earrings. The dangling earrings are available in cl...
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KADO - The Right Answer Gets English-Subtitled Compilation Film on YouTube

2-hour video now streaming until June 5 ― Toei Animation posted a two-hour, English-subtitled compilation film titled for the Kado: The Right Answer television anime series on YouTube on Tuesday. The film is listed as the anime's "episode 12.5" and has the title KADO: Beyond Information. The video will be available until June 4 at 10:00 a.m. JST. The official website posted a visual. The anime series...
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Lupin III Anime Franchise's New Concert Streams Live on May 26

Lupin III anime franchise veteran composer Yuji Ohno's Yuji Ohno & Lupintic Six band will perform the "Lupin III Concert 2018 ~Lupin! Lupin!! Lupinissimo!!!~" concert at Tokyo Kinema Club on May 26. The event will stream live on Niconico Live. The event will feature music from various Lupin III anime, and anime clips will screen during the performance. The livestream will include an encore present...
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Answerman - Why Aren't There Japanese Voice Actor Bloopers?

One reader wants to know why you never seem to see blooper reels for anime voice actors - bad takes can be fun to watch, so how come we never get to see them? Justin gets into it. ― Rodolfo asked: I was watching the Panty and Stocking bloopers on youtube and started wondering if there were any original Japanese anime bloopers floating around. I couldn't find any. Not one. So i was wondering, do the ...
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14-Sai to Illustrator Light Novels' Anime Adaptation Not Announced (Update)

Novels by How NOT to Summon a Demon Lord author, The Pet Girl of Sakurasou illustrator debuted in 2016 ― Update: ANN staff based this article on a bookstore's photograph of the wraparound jacket band for 14-Sai to Illustrator, which stated that an anime adaptation has been greenlit. However, Twitter user @akibablog posted a photograph that shows the small print on the wraparound jacket band, and it r...
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Natsume's Book of Friends Film Video Previews 3 Nyanko-sensei Cats

Film with returning cast, staff opens on September 29 ― The official website for Gekijōban Natsume Yūjinchō ~Utsusemi ni Musubu~ (Natsume's Book of Friends the Movie: Tied to the Temporal World), the anime film of Yuki Midorikawa's Natsume's Book of Friends (Natsume Yūjin-Chō) manga, began streaming a special commercial on Thursday. The video previews Nyanko-sensei split into three bodies. (Note: The...
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Osora's Naka no Hito Genome [Jikkyōchū] Manga Gets Anime

Story of game streamer in life-or-death struggle debuted in 2014 ― The official Twitter account for Osora's Naka no Hito Genome [Jikkyōchū] (Naka no Hito Genome [Now Streaming]) manga announced on Thursday that an anime adaptation of the manga is in the works. The wraparound jacket band on the manga's seventh compiled book volume, which will ship on Saturday, will also feature the announcement. The s...
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Ueno-san wa Bukiyō Comedy Manga Gets TV Anime

tugeneko's manga about genius girl awkward at romance launched in 2015 ― Retailer Rakuten's listing for this year's 11th issue of Hakusensha's Young Animal magazine features a cover image that reveals that tugeneko's Ueno-san wa Bukiyō (Ueno is Awkward) manga will receive a television anime adaptation. The issue will ship on Friday. The comedy manga centers on the titular Ueno, a stoic and strong-wil...
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Bandai Namco Files 'Greed Adventure' Trademarks in Japan

Bandai Namco Entertainment filed trademarks for "Greed Adventure" and a shortened version of the title in Japan on April 26. The company has yet to announce a game with that title. [Via Shōhyō Sokuhō bot Twitter Account, Gematsu]
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5th Space Battleship Yamato 2202 Film Streams Video With Ending Theme

Film opens in Japan on May 25 ― The official website for the Star Blazers: Space Battleship Yamato 2202 (Uchū Senkan Yamato 2202: Ai no Senshi-tachi or Space Battleship Yamato 2202: Warriors of Love) anime sequel project began streaming a new promotional video for "Rengoku-hen" (Purgatory Chapter), the fifth film in the series, on Wednesday. The video previews the ending theme song "Yōranka" performe...

Märchen Mädchen Anime Delays Last 2 Episodes to December

Blu-ray volumes 3-6 delayed to improve animation ― The official website for the Märchen Mädchen television anime announced on Wednesday that the premieres of the anime's 11th and 12th episodes have been delayed to this December. The release method for these two final episodes' premieres has yet to be determined. In addition, the third to sixth volumes of the anime's Blu-ray Disc releases have also be...
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Utsunuke Essay Manga About Depression Gets Live-Action Show

Naoki Tanaka, Suzuka Ohgo star in Keiichi Tanaka's autobiographical account ― A live-action series adaptation of Keiichi Tanaka's "Utsunuke" Utsu Tunnel o Nuketa Hito-tachi (People Who Got Through the Depression Tunnel) manga has been green-lit for streaming this fall on an unspecified service. Naoki Tanaka (seen right in picture below), a member of comedy duo Kokoriko, plays author Keiichi Tanaka in...
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Dragon Ball FighterZ Game's Trailer Previews Vegito Blue

Character release slated for late May ― Bandai Namco Entertainment America began streaming a character trailer for the Vegito Blue character in its Dragon Ball FighterZ fighting game on Tuesday. Vegito Blue is a fused version of Goku and Vegeta, transformed into the Super Saiyan Blue form. The DLC will debut in late May alongside the release for Fused Zamasu. Vegito Blue is one of eight DLC character...
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Ani ni Tsukeru Kusuri wa Nai! Anime Gets 2nd Season in July

Anime based on Chinese web manga reunites cast, staff from 1st season ― Animation studio Fanworks (Aggretsuko, Hagane Orchestra) announced on Tuesday that it is producing a second season for the Ani ni Tsukeru Kusuri wa Nai! (There's No Cure for My Brother Being Around Me!) television anime. The second season is titled Ani ni Tsukeru Kusuri wa Nai! 2. It will premiere on Tokyo MX1 in July, and Tencen...
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Yakuza 3, 4, 5 Get PS4 Releases in Japan

Yakuza 3 slated for PS4 on August 9 ― Kadokawa's Famitsu.com website previewed a thumbnail for this week's issue of the Weekly Famitsu magazine on Tuesday. The preview reveals that Sega is developing PlayStation 4 versions of its Yakuza 3, Yakuza 4, and Yakuza 5 games. The magazine will contain more details about the releases, but the article specifies that Yakuza 3 will ship on August 9, and will re...
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2nd Live-Action Gintama Film Casts Midoriko Kimura as Otose

New cast members being announced every day this week ― The official website for the upcoming sequel film Gintama 2 (Kari) (Gintama 2 (Working Title)) announced on Wednesday that the film has cast Midoriko Kimura as Otose. The staff are revealing a new cast member every day from May 22 until May 26. Previously announced returning cast members include (from left to right in top row in picture below) Sh...

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Eat-Man The Main Dish Manga Enters 'Final Arc'

Manga resumed after 2-year hiatus in January ― Amazon is showing the cover of the upcoming fourth compiled book volume of Akihito Yoshitomi's Eat-Man The Main Dish manga with the text, "Entering the final arc!" Eat-Man The Main Dish recently resumed on January 26 after a two-and-a-half year hiatus. The manga launched in Kodansha's Monthly Shonen Sirius in May 2014. Kodansha shipped the third compiled...
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Food Wars! The Third Plate ‒ Episode 19

"It's time for the show to do what it does best: have a group cook-off."
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Batman Ninja Japanese Clip Highlights Villains

Film debuted digitally on April 24, screening in Japanese theaters slated for June 15 ― Warner Bros. began streaming a Japanese clip for the Batman Ninja anime on Tuesday. The video shows the villains from Batman's rogue's gallery that appear in the film, which include the Joker, Penguin, Poison Ivy, and Deathstroke, all of whom take the place of famous historical Sengoku period warlords in the film....
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Short Anime Commemorates Opening of Expressway's New Exit

A short anime commemorating the completion of East Nippon Expressway Company's (E-NEXCO) soon to be opened Tokyo Outer Ring Expressway on the Misato-Minami interchange to Kōya junction began streaming on May 16. The newly completed road will open on June 2 The anime stars Jun Shison (anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day live-action special) as Takashi, a florist whose shop is located near the newly...
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Basilisk's Segawa Ends Jū ~Ninpō Makai Tenshō~ Manga in June

Manga based on Makai Tenshō novel, which also inspired Ninja Resurrection OVA ― The June issue of Kodansha's Young Magazine revealed on Saturday that Masaki Segawa's Jū ~Ninpō Makai Tenshō~ manga will end in the magazine's next issue on June 20. The manga's story is set in Japan in the year 1638, and tells of master swordsmen who have all died but are being resurrected for nefarious purposes. The man...
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Cowboy Bebop Gets 20th Anniversary Screenings With Updated Sound

Though difficult for some fans of the classic series to believe, Cowboy Bebop is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. To mark the occasion, both the space western television series and its Cowboy Bebop: Knockin' on Heaven's Door anime film will have special screenings in Tokyo in August. The "Cowboy Bebop 20th Anniversary Special Nights" all-night screening events will be held at the Cinema...
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GeGeGe no Kitarō ‒ Episode 8

"The more prosaic storytelling of this week's Kitaro adventure is a disappointment, but it does play some decent tricks with perspective."
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This Week in Anime - Wotakoi is the Relatable Otaku Love Story We Need

Wotakoi: Love is Hard for Otaku delivers warm fuzzy romance and anime reference humor in equal measure. Nick and Steve dig into what aspects of this romcom they see in the otaku relationships around them. ― Wotakoi: Love is Hard for Otaku delivers warm fuzzy romance and anime reference humor in equal measure. This week, Nick and Steve dig into what aspects of this romcom they see in the otaku relatio...
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Character Designer Mel Kishida Creates Art for World Cosplay Summit 2018

Hanasaku Iroha character designer will also attend event ― This year's giant World Cosplay Summit (WCS) event is heading to Nagoya from July 28 to August 5 and popular character designer and part-time "cosplayer" Mel Kishida is drawing brand new artwork for the event. Kishida's character, who is still unnamed, is the fifth to be created for the cosplay event. Mascot characters already include Yuni, R...
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North American Anime, Manga Releases, May 20-26

Tsugumomo anime; Himouto! Umaru-Chan, Devilman, Golosseum, How to Treat Magical Beasts, Sacrificial Princess and the King of Beasts manga ship ― Anime Releases Title Publisher Suggested Retail Price Date RIN-NE 3 BDPlease Sentai Filmworks US$89.98 May 22 RIN-NE 3 DVDCite Sentai Filmworks US$69.98 May 22 Tsugumomo BD/DVDAnimeNewsNetwork Funimation Entertainment US$64.98 May 22 Print Manga Releases Tit...
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Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card ‒ Episode 19

"Things are definitely getting down to the wire for Clear Card, which makes episodes that drag like this one a bit worrisome."
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Rilakkuma to Kaoru-san Stop-Motion Anime's Promo, Visual Revealed

Netflix series premieres in spring 2019 ― Netflix Japan began streaming a teaser for Rilakkuma to Kaoru-san (Rilakkuma and Kaoru-san), the anime series of San-X's "Rilakkuma" character, on Tuesday. The video previous the kind of stop-motion animation that will be used in the series. The official "Rilakkuma" website posted a visual for the series on Tuesday. The visual shows Rilakkuma, Korilakkuma, an...
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One Piece ‒ Episode 837

"This is an examination of One Piece's themes of forgiveness and compassion pushed to their breaking point."
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Idol Yui Ogura Promotes Gunma City as Tourism Ambassador

Voice actress and idol Yui Ogura is continuing her duties as a tourism ambassador for Gunma prefecture's Midori city. Ogura is a native to Gunma and originally signed on to help promote the area on October 22, 2016. This time she's helping promote Midori in two campaigns, "Four Seasons of Midori" and "Nagame Theatre". Posters for each campaign were revealed on the official website on May 1. The po...

Grimoire of Zero English Dub Stars Jason Douglas, Amanda Lee

Full cast list revealed; preview clip streamed ― Sentai Filmworks announced its English dub cast for Grimoire of Zero on Tuesday, and began streaming a preview clip. The cast, under director Kyle Jones, includes: Jason Douglas as Mercenary Amanda Lee as Zero Chelsea McCurdy as Albus Ian Sinclair as Thirteen David Wald as Holdem Melissa Pritchett as Sorena Jay Hickman as Narrator Other cast members in...
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Comic Girls Anime Staff Thanks Missouri Viewers

Last week, Crunchyroll published the service's top non-sequel anime series in each state for the spring 2018 season based on current viewers of each show's most recent episode. Megalobox and Sword Art Online: Alternative Gun Gale Online dominated the map but in one midwest state, Comic Girls was the favorite. The series' staff took notice of its victory in Missouri with a special image thanking vi...
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Haikara-San: Here Comes Miss Modern Anime Film's English Dub Cast Revealed

Mimi Torres, Robbie Daymond star in film opening in U.S., Canada on June 8 ― Eleven Arts Anime Studio announced the English dub cast for the Haikara-San: Here Comes Miss Modern Part 1 (Gekijōban Haikara-san ga Tōru Zenpen - Benio, Hana no 17-sai) anime film on Tuesday. As previously announced, Mimi Torres will star as the main character Benio Hanamura. Other cast members include: Robbie Daymond as Sh...
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GOG Adds Visual Novels From Sekai Project, MangaGamer

Publishers Sekai Project and MangaGamer announced on Tuesday that the GOG game platform has added several of their visual novels. The platform is now offering the Fault and Sunrider series from Sekai Project and eden* and the Higurashi When They Cry series from MangaGamer. MangaGamer also announced that it is working with GOG to add nine other titles, including Kindred Spirits on the Roof and A Ki...
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Pokémon GO Adds Alolan Forms of Kanto Pokémon

The official website for the Pokémon GO smartphone game announced on Monday that it is adding Alolan forms of Kanto region Pokémon "in the coming weeks." The Alolan forms first appeared in Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon. These Pokémon include Rattata, Sandshrew, Vulpix, Diglett, Meowth, Geodude, Grimer, and their respective evolutions, as well as Exeggutor, Marowak, and Raichu. The Pokémon GO app la...

Corpse Party 2: Dead Patient, Gungrave VR Games Head West

XSEED Games also releases Gal Metal, Touhou: Scarlet Curiosity in 2018 ― Marvelous USA subsidiary XSEED Games announced on Tuesday that it will release the Corpse Party 2: Dead Patient, Gungrave VR, Gal Metal, and Touhou: Scarlet Curiosity games in North America in 2018. Marvelous Europe announced Gungrave VR and Gal Metal. XSEED Games began streaming an announcement teaser trailer for all four games...
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Naruto to Boruto: Shinobi Striker Game Launches in West on August 31

Trailer reveals Gaara, Deidara, battle modes ― Bandai Namco Entertainment revealed on Tuesday that its Naruto to Boruto: Shinobi Striker game will launch for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC via Steam in the Americas, Europe, and Southeast Asia on August 31. The company also began streaming a new trailer for the game that reveals the new characters Gaara and Deidara. The trailer also previews the Flag...

Sony Interactive Entertainment CEO: PS4 Enters 'Final Phase of Life Cycle'

Sony plans to leverage recurring membership revenue, existing IP ― Sony Interactive Entertainment president and CEO John (Tsuyoshi) Kodera revealed at the Sony Investor Relations Day 2018 event in Tokyo on Tuesday that Sony's PlayStation 4 console is entering the "final phase of its life cycle." Kodera added that recurring revenue from user subscription services will ease the impact of fewer sales in...
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Japan's Animation DVD Ranking, May 14-20

Asahinagu sells 7,585 + 3,507, followed by 1st Godzilla anime film, Kamen Rider Heisei Generation Final, Fate/stay night: Heaven's Feel I, Mob Psycho 100 play ― The Special Edition (Limited Complete Pressing) for the live-action film of Ai Kozaki's Asahinagu manga sold 7,585 copies to rank #5 on the overall DVD chart. The Standard Edition sold 3,507 copies at #6. Kamen Rider Heisei Generation Final B...
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Japan's Animation Blu-ray Disc Ranking, May 14-20

Asahinagu sells 17,029, followed by 1st Godzilla anime film, Fate/stay night: Heaven's Feel I, Mob Psycho 100 play, Kamen Rider Heisei Generation Final ― The Special Edition (Limited Complete Pressing) for the live-action film of Ai Kozaki's Asahinagu manga sold 17,029 copies to rank #2 on the overall Blu-ray Disc chart. The Mob Psycho 100 stage play sold 1,075 copies to land at #12. The Collector's ...
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Codate Establishes 'No Pictures' Animation Studio for Shorts

Studio will use pre-existing assets, royalty-free material to produce animation ― Video content company Codate announced on May 18 that it has founded an anime studio named No Pictures. The new studio produces no raw original animation of its own, but will use pre-existing content and royalty-free material, such as regional mascot characters, or digitally altered royalty-free photographs. Codate note...

DC Comics to Publish Batman & the Justice League Manga in October

Saint Seiya: The Lost Canvas - Meiō Shinwa's Shiori Teshirogi launched manga last June ― DC Comics announced in March that it will release Shiori Teshirogi's Batman & the Justice League manga in English. The first volume is slated for October 23, and will have 200 pages. DC Comics describes the manga: A young boy from Japan travels to Gotham City on a mission. A year before, his two parents—both scie...
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Miss caretaker of Sunohara-sou Anime Reveals New Visuals

The official website for the television anime of Nekoume's four-panel romantic comedy manga Miss caretaker of Sunohara-sou (Sunohara-Sō no Kanrinin-san) revealed a new visual for the anime on Tuesday. In addition, the site also revealed a new visual for a talk event for the anime that will take place at the Kanda Myojin shrine in Tokyo on June 29. The anime will premiere this summer. Shin Oonuma (...
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Godzilla Opens at #8, Detective Conan Stays at #1

Crayon Shin-chan dropped to #10 ― Godzilla: Kessen Kidō Zōshoku Toshi (Godzilla: City on the Edge of Battle), the second film in the Godzilla anime film trilogy, opened last Friday in 158 theaters in Japan. The film ranked #8 in its opening weekend. Godzilla: Planet of the Monsters (Godzilla: Kaijū Wakusei), the first film, opened in Japan last November. Netflix began streaming the film worldwide on ...
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