Final Evangelion Film's Box Office Jumps 960.5% Over Previous Weekend

Updated '3.0+1.01' version began playing with new pamphlet handouts

Square Enix, Koei Tecmo's Team Ninja Reveal Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin Action Game

Tetsuya Nomura, Kazushige Nojima work on game slated for PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PC in 2022

Intern Annika - Meet Annika

Nina's been feeling a little burned out, so she gets a new intern!

Tonkatsu DJ Agetarou: The Best Anime About Being an Artist

Tonkatsu DJ Agetarō encourages us each to find out what's meaningful and interesting to us and channel that into our art. You can't make good anime by shutting yourself off to the rest of the world and only focusing on consuming anime.

The Spring 2021 Manga Guide

The Manga Guide updates with new volumes from May! Now: Its beefy men and their lovely cats in Hard-boiled Stories from the Cat Bar! Also: Bite Maker: The King's Omega, With the Sheikh in His Harem, Hazure Skill, Thigh High: Reiwa Hanamaru Academy, Dungeon Toilet, Undead Unluck, Boys Run Riot, Dick Fight Island, The Not-So-Lonely Planet Travel Guide, Himitsu Sentai Gorenger, Stitch and the Samurai, I Was a Bottom-Tier Bureaucrat for 1,500 Years, Call of the Night, Your Turn to Die, A School Frozen in Time, and more!

The Spring 2021 Light Novel Guide

The first half of Anime News Network's Light Novel Guide is live! Kim Morrissy and Rebecca Silverman check out the latest releases from Yen On, J-Novel Club, Cross Infinite World, and Seven Seas!

Bringing Manila Folk-Horror to Life: TRESE Director Jay Oliva, Creators Kajo Baldisimo and Budjette Tan

"It feels like my entire career has set me up to do this – because I really felt that I could bring something authentic to this comic that some others might not be able to do."

Sailor Moon Is Darker Than You Think

Sailor Moon is the poster child for the magical girl genre, a genre often associated with a younger audience and “less mature” content. But what if I told you it covered topics like genocide, human experimentation, incest, and other similar ideas?
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Doughnuts Under a Crescent Moon GN 1

This book is a bit darker than your typical yuri manga. Hinako is desperately trying to figure out a way through life when we meet her – she's about to have a date with a man who is financially successful, nice, and good-looking, and she really, really doesn't want to go. ― You could be forgiven for thinking that the word “toxic” gets overused these days. But there's a good reason for it – while hist...
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Everyday♪ Today's MENU for EMIYA Family

With its sparse content, performance issues, and tepid dialogue, Everyday♪ Today's Menu for Emiya Family is a bad game even by the standards of low-budget anime tie-ins. ― With its sparse content, performance issues, and tepid dialogue, Everyday♪ Today's MENU for EMIYA Family is a bad game even by the standards of low-budget anime tie-ins. To be fair, it's not like I had no fun with the game at all; ...
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Touken Ranbu

Touken Ranbu. It's out in English now, almost six years after its initial release in Japan. I've played it for about two months, and I believe I can safely say… I'm not sure I get it. ― Touken Ranbu. It's out in English now, almost six years after its initial release in Japan. I've played it for about two months, and I believe I can safely say… I'm not sure I get it. I mean, yeah, on the one hand, I ...
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My Hero Academia World Heroes' Mission Film Casts Kazuya Nakai as New Villain

Nakai plays world-threatening leader Flect Turn in August 6 film ― The official website for My Hero Academia The Movie: World Heroes' Mission, the third anime film in the franchise, revealed on Tuesday that it has cast Kazuya Nakai as Flect Turn (Character romanization not confirmed), the leader of an organization that threatens the world. Kohei Horikoshi designed the new character. In the film's sto...
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Back Arrow ‒ Episode 23

Back Arrow is reaching its final form. It's only a few minutes to midnight at this point, and deicide is on the menu.
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One Piece ‒ Episode 978

And that finale.

Usopp above, what a finale.
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1st Space Battleship Yamato 2205 Film's Teaser Highlights Dessler's Return

1st of 2 films opens on October 8 ― The official website for the modern Star Blazers: Space Battleship Yamato anime remakes began streaming a teaser trailer on Monday for Uchū Senkan Yamato 2205: Aratanaru Tabidachi - Zenshō -TAKE OFF-, the first of two planned films for the Uchū Senkan Yamato 2205: Aratanaru Tabidachi (Space Battleship Yamato 2205: The New Voyage) sequel project. The teaser highligh...
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Moriarty the Patriot ‒ Episode 22

The problem with using real people as puppets is that sometimes they figure out what's going on. That lesson is front and center in this episode of Moriarty the Patriot.
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86 ‒ Episode 10

Episode 10 of 86 proved that for this team, adapting this light novel isn't just any old job, but a creative passion project in itself.
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Cowboy Bebop Inspired HBO Max's The Flight Attendant Animated Title Sequence

The Flight Attendant motion graphics director Jim Jones and senior motion graphics designer Taka Ikari revealed in an interview with Variety that one of the inspirations for the show's animated title sequence was the opening sequence of Cowboy Bebop. They were told by series creator and co-showrunner Steve Yockey to make the sequence "weird," and were shown Cowbop Bebop as a reference. Other anima...
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So I'm a Spider, So What? ‒ Episode 22

Best spider girl is smack dab in the middle of what she alludes to as the world's worst Summer Comiket, getting waylaid by blood as blades fly and soldiers are cut down.
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Demon Slayer: The Hinokami Chronicles Game Streams Giyu Tomioka Character Trailer with English Subtitles

Game launches in Japanese, English this year for PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox X|S, Steam ― Sega Asia began streaming an English-subtitled character trailer for Giyu Tomioka and Development Report volume 2 for its Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba- The Hinokami Chronicles (Kimetsu no Yaiba: Hinokami Keppūtan) video game on Monday. The company describes the game: Become the Demon Slayer, Tanjiro Kamado, to fi...
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Yoshikitty Takes No. 1 Spot in 4 Countries in 2021 Sanrio Character Ranking

Mascot character inspired by Japanese music icon Yoshiki topped annual popularity poll in Italy, Germany, France, Thailand ― Perennial favorite Sanrio character Cinnamoroll might have been voted the overall top character in the brand's yearly character popularity poll, but Yoshikitty captured hearts around the world. The mascot character, which is inspired by musician and X Japan member YOSHIKI, topp...
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Combatants Will Be Dispatched! ‒ Episode 11

In which our hero kicks a person in the balls so hard they die.
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Zoids Wild 2+ Manga Ends

Manga's compiled book volume ships on July 28 ― This year's August issue of Shogakukan's Monthly Coro Coro Comics magazine published on Tuesday the final chapter of Moricha's Zoids Wild 2+ manga. The manga's compiled book volume will ship on July 28. Moricha launched the manga in December. The manga will feature Xenorex as the protagonist's Zoid. Moricha recently ended the Zoids Wild 2 manga (picture...
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New Manga by Kakegurui Writer Takes Revenge Against Familiar Isekai Faces

Manga centers on killer of people reincarnated from another world ― A new fantasy manga Isekai Tenseisha Goroshi -Cheat Slayer- ("Killing the People Reincarnated into the Other World -Cheat Slayer-") began serialization in the July issue of Kadokawa's Monthly Dragon Age magazine, which shipped last Wednesday. The manga is written by Homura Kawamoto (Kakegurui - Compulsive Gambler) and features art by...
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Chisaki Kanai Launches New Manga on July 12

Boku no Noroi no Kyūketsuki is "a vampire extermination story covered in blood, a curse, and love" ― This year's July issue of Square Enix's Shonen Gangan magazine confirmed on Friday that Chisaki Kanai (When a Magician's Pupil Smiles) is launching a new manga titled Boku no Noroi no Kyūketsuki (My Curse's Vampire Princess) in the magazine's next issue on July 12. The manga's tagline reads, "a vampir...
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DMP's Juné Imprint to Release Only the Flower Knows, Hana no Miyako de Manga Physically/Digitally in 2022

Juné releases Twittering Birds Never Fly manga's 5th volume in September, 6th in November ― Digital Manga Publishing's Juné imprint announced on Friday that it will release the complete series of Rihito Takarai's Only the Flower Knows and the sequel Hana no Miyako de manga physically and digitally in 2022. Juné also revealed earlier this month that it will release the fifth and sixth volumes of Kou Y...
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GKIDS Licenses Mamoru Hosoda's Belle Film in N. America

GKIDS streams trailer for film opening dubbed/subbed in N. America this winter ― GKIDS announced on Monday that it has licensed Mamoru Hosoda and the Studio Chizu's new Belle (Ryū to Sobakasu no Hime, literally "The Dragon and the Freckled Princess") anime film in North America. The company will release the film in English and in Japanese with English subtitles this winter. GKIDS streamed an English-...
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Hello World Anime Film Debuts at #1 in China, Earns Over 687 Million Yen at Chinese Box Office

Sci-fi love story film debuted in China on Friday Hello World, the original anime film by director Tomohiko Ito and Graphinica, debuted in China on Friday at #1 at the box office. On Saturday, the film maintained a #4 spot, and on Sunday, the film claimed the #3 spot. The film earned over 40 million yuan, which is about 687 million yen. This number exceeds the 600 million yen that the film made dur...
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Pokémon Go's Niantic Announces Transformers: Heavy Metal Real-World AR Mobile Game

Game to launch in select countries soon; global launch coming later this year ― Niantic (Pokémon GO) announced on Monday that it is partnering with Hasbro and TOMY to launch a new real-world AR mobile game based on the Transformers franchise titled Transformers: Heavy Metal. Seattle-based Very Very Spaceship is developing the game for iOS and Android devices. The game will have a soft launch in selec...
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Kaiju No. 8 Is Fastest Shonen Jump Plus Manga to Top 3 Million Copies in Circulation

Manga's 3rd volume launched on June 4 ― Shueisha announced on Monday that Naoya Matsumoto's Kaiju No. 8 manga has surpassed three million copies in circulation (including print and digital copies, but not all sold yet). This series is the fastest Shonen Jump+ manga (as opposed to manga running in Shueisha's print magazines) to reach this milestone. Matsumoto shared a commemorative illustration and ha...
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Crunchyroll Streams 1st IDOLiSH7 Third Beat! Anime Episode

Episode streams in Americas, Europe, Africa, Oceania, Middle East, CIS ― Crunchyroll began streaming the first episode from IDOLiSH7 Third Beat!, the third IDOLiSH7 anime season, on Monday. The anime is available in North America, Central America, South America, Europe, Africa, Oceania, the Middle East, and the Commonwealth of Independent States. The first episode will be available for free users fro...
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Final Evangelion Film's Box Office Jumps 960.5% Over Previous Weekend

Updated '3.0+1.01' version began playing with new pamphlet handouts Evangelion: 3.0+1.0: Thrice Upon A Time (Shin Evangelion Gekijō-ban :||), the "final" Evangelion film, sold 169,296 tickets for 265,876,900 yen (about US$2.42 million) this past weekend for a new grand total of 5,867,510 tickets for 8,965,306,780 yen (about US$81.7 million). This past weekend's box office is 939.5% that of the week...
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Gundam: Hathaway Film Earns 524 Million Yen Toward Topping Its 1st Weekend

Ranks #1 in yen earned, #3 in tickets sold this past weekend ― Entertainment news website Cinema Today reported on Monday that the Mobile Suit Gundam: Hathaway (Kidō Senshi Gundam: Senkō no Hathaway) anime film earned 523,943,800 yen (about US$4.77 million) in its first three days at the box office. It sold 259,074 tickets since opening on 215 screens on Friday, June 11. Gundam: Hathaway earned over ...
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RE-MAIN Water Polo TV Anime's 2nd Video Profiles Boy's Return to Pool After Accident

Yūto Uemura stars as athlete rediscovering himself in MAPPA anime premiering on July 3 ― The official website for MAPPA's original water polo television anime RE-MAIN posted the second promotional video on Monday. The video introduces how the main character Minato Kiyomizu lost his memories of his middle school years due to an accident. 203 days later, he wakes up from his coma and finds himself slow...
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Turn A Gundam, Gatchaman Theme Song Composer Asei Kobayashi Passes Away at 88

Kobayashi also composed themes for Akko-chan, Voltron, more ― Commercial and anime theme song composer Asei Kobayashi passed away on May 30 from heart failure. He was 88. Kobayashi is from Tokyo, and he graduated from Keio University. He studied under composer Tadashi Hattori. He became well known after a 1961 jingle for apparel maker Renown Inc. He later composed music for commercials for companies ...
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Taito Reveals Taito Milestones Classic Game Collection for Switch

Collection launching in February 2022 includes The Ninja Warriors, Chack'n Pop, more ― Game company Taito Corporation revealed on Monday that it will release a Taito Milestones game collection for Nintendo Switch in February 2022. The collection will feature famous Taito arcade games from the 1980s. The collection will include: Front Line Wild Western Alpine Ski Elevator Action Chack'n Pop The Fairyl...
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Shadowverse: Champion's Battle Switch Game's English Version Launches on August 10

Game launched in Japan in November 2020 ― XSEED Games began streaming a launch date announcement trailer for Shadowverse: Champion's Battle, the Nintendo Switch game of Cygames' Shadowverse online collectible card game, on Sunday. The game will launch in the West on August 10. The publishers describe the game: In Shadowverse: Champion's Battle, players take the role of a transfer student to Tensei Ac...
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Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town Game Releases for PS4, Xbox One This Fall

Game released for Switch, PC in July 2020 ― XSEED Games began streaming an announcement trailer on Sunday for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One release of Marvelous' Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town game. The game will release for the consoles this fall. XSEED Games released Marvelous' Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town game for the Nintendo Switch and PC in July 2020. The game is a full...
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Rune Factory 4 Special Game Gets Release on PS4, Xbox One

Game launched for Switch in English in February 2020 ― XSEED Games revealed on Sunday that it will release the Rune Factory 4 Special game for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in North America this fall. XSEED Games released the game in North America for Nintendo Switch in February 2020. Marvelous released the game in Europe and Australia that same month. The game released in Japan in July 2019. The game i...
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Rune Factory 5 Game's New English Trailer Reveals Delay to Early 2022

Game launched in Japan on May 20 ― XSEED Games began streaming a new trailer on Sunday for Marvelous' Rune Factory 5 Nintendo Switch game. The video reveals that the game will launch in English in early 2022. The game was previously slated for a release this year. The game launched in Japan on May 20. A limited-edition Premium Box in Japan included an art book, arranged memorial soundtrack CD, and He...
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CyberConnect2's Fuga: Melodies of Steel RPG Reveals New Trailer, July 29 release

Latest installment in Little Tail Bronx series launches for PS4/5, Switch, Steam, Epic Games Store, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S ― CyberConnect2 revealed more details on Monday for Fuga Melodies of Steel (Senjō no Fuga), one of the three vengeance-themed games as part of the company's "Next Plan" project strategy that it announced in 2018. The role-playing game will launch on July 29 for PlayStation 4, ...
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Eiyuden Chronicle Game Reveals Delay to 2023, New Companion Game

Eiyuden Chronicle: Rising companion game slated for 2022 ― 505 Games revealed a new video on Sunday during Microsoft's E3 livestream for Rabbit & Bear Studios' Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes (Hyaku Eiyūden) role-playing game. The video reveals a new companion game titled Eiyuden Chronicle: Rising, which will release in 2022. Rabbit & Bear Studios had previously planned to release the main game in ...
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Square Enix Streams New Trailer, Developers Interview Video for Babylon's Fall Game

Platinum Games develops game for PS5, PS4, Steam ― Square Enix revealed a new trailer and a developers interview video for Platinum Games' Babylon's Fall game during its E3 livestream event on Sunday. The game is slated to launch for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, and Steam. The game will include a co-op online multiplayer option for parties up to four players. Square Enix stated the game will feature...
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Legend of Mana Remastered Game's Opening Cinematic Video Streamed

Game launches for PS4, Switch on June 24; on PC on June 25 ― Square Enix revealed the opening cinematic movie for its Legend of Mana remastered game on Sunday during its E3 livestream event. The game will launch for the PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch on June 24, and on the PC via Steam on June 25. Players will be able to alternate between the original soundtrack or newly rearranged music. Legend o...
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Final Fantasy Pixel Remaster Game Series Revealed for Mobile Devices, PC

Also: New videos for Final Fantasy VII: The First Soldier, Final Fantasy Brave Exvius, more ― Square Enix revealed on Sunday during its E3 livestream event that it will release the Final Fantasy Pixel Remaster series of games for Steam and mobile devices. Square Enix will release 2D remasters of Final Fantasy, Final Fantasy II, Final Fantasy III, Final Fantasy IV, Final Fantasy V, and Final Fantasy V...

Square Enix, Koei Tecmo's Team Ninja Reveal Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin Action Game

Tetsuya Nomura, Kazushige Nojima work on game slated for PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PC in 2022 ― Square Enix revealed the Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin action game during its E3 livestream event on Sunday. Koei Temco Games' Team Ninja studio is developing the game for release on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC. The game, described as a "bold new ...

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Tasomachi: Behind The Twilight Game Releases for Xbox, PS4, Switch in 2021

Adventure game launched for PC via Steam, GOG on April 14 ― Game development company Orbital Express and publisher Playism announced during the Wholesome Direct livestream on Saturday that nocras' Tasomachi: Behind The Twilight game will release for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Nintendo Switch in 2021. The adventure game launched for PC via Steam and GOG on April 14. It is available with Japanese, En...
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Vivy -Fluorite Eye's Song- ‒ Episode 12

So here we are at the penultimate episode, where everything is laid bare and our heroes hit their lowest point.
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Aruko, Wataru Hinekure's My Love Mix-Up! Manga Gets Short Spinoff

Viz Media to release main manga in English ― The July issue of Shueisha's Bessatsu Margaret magazine revealed on Friday that storywriter Wataru Hinekure and artist Aruko's My Love Mix-Up! (Kieta Hatsukoi) manga is getting a short spinoff serialization titled Kieta Hatsukoi: Shōgekijō (Faded First Love: Small Theater) starting in the magazine's next issue on July 13. Viz Media revealed in February tha...
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Don't Toy with Me, Miss Nagatoro ‒ Episode 10

There's also always been the air of one of those self-improvement fantasy shows surrounding Don't Toy with Me, Miss Nagatoro: the indulgence of believing a cute girl could take it upon herself to airdrop into your life and encourage you.
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Amu Meguro's Hinata no Blue Manga Ends in Next Chapter (Updated)

Manga by Honey So Sweet author launched in April 2019 ― The July issue of Shueisha's Bessatsu Margaret magazine revealed on Friday that Amu Meguro's Hinata no Blue manga is approaching its climax. The website for the magazine additionally confirmed that the manga will end in its next chapter on July 13. Meguro launched the manga in Bessatsu Margaret in April 2019. Shueisha published the fifth compile...
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Shadows House ‒ Episode 10

The truth about the Shadows and their origins are finally revealed.
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Doughnuts Under a Crescent Moon GN 1

This book is a bit darker than your typical yuri manga. Hinako is desperately trying to figure out a way through life when we meet her – she's about to have a date with a man who is financially successful, nice, and good-looking, and she really, really doesn't want to go. ― You could be forgiven for thinking that the word “toxic” gets overused these days. But there's a good reason for it – while hist...
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My Hero Academia World Heroes' Mission Film's Theatergoers Get Manga Volume as Bonus (Updated)

Kohei Horikoshi draws cover, original manga for volume ― This year's 28th issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine revealed on Monday that theatergoers to My Hero Academia The Movie: World Heroes' Mission, the third anime film in the franchise, will receive a "Vol. World Heroes" bonus manga volume. The manga volume is limited to one million copies. Original manga creator Kohei Horikoshi drew t...
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Naruto to Boruto: Shinobi Striker Game Adds Sakura From Great Ninja War as 24th DLC Character

Character is 1st in new 4th season pass ― This year's 28th issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine revealed on Monday that Sakura Haruno from the Great Ninja War will be the 24th DLC character for Bandai Namco Entertainment's Naruto to Boruto: Shinobi Striker game. The character will arrive in the game "soon," and will be the first character in the game's fourth season pass. The season pass w...
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CHiCO with HoneyWorks, Pelican Fanclub Perform New Theme Songs for Boruto Anime

Both new themes premiere in July ― This year's 28th issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine revealed on Monday that CHiCO with HoneyWorks (Edens Zero, Gintama, After the Rain) will perform the new opening theme song and Pelican Fanclub (Dr. Stone, Fire Force season 2) will perform the new ending theme song for the Boruto: Naruto Next Generations anime. The new theme songs will debut in July. ...
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Jujutsu Kaisen Series Gets Mobile RPG

Sumzap to develop Jujutsu Kaisen: Phantom Parade for iOS/Android ― This year's 28th issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine revealed on Monday that Gege Akutami's Jujutsu Kaisen manga is inspiring a role-playing game titled Jujutsu Kaisen: Phantom Parade for iOS and Android devices by developer Sumzap. The game will be free-to-play with optional in-app purchases. IMG IMG jujutsu-kaisen-game-1...
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Hololive Idols Aqua, Subaru, Nene Sing The Great Jahy Will Not Be Defeated! Anime's Ending

3 VTubers form new unit NEGI☆U ― Cover Corporation announced on Sunday that three VTubers of its hololive Idol Project — Minato Aqua, Oozora Subaru, and Momosuzu Nene — are forming a new unit called NEGI☆U. The unit's first single is "Tsumari wa Itsumo Kujikenai!" which will be the ending theme song for the television anime of Wakame Konbu's The Great Jahy Will Not Be Defeated! manga. The CD single w...
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Aquatope of White Sand Anime's 2nd Video Previews Arcana Project's Opening Song

P.A. Works' "girl-meets-girl" teen story in aquarium premieres on July 2 ― A live-streamed special for P.A. Works' original anime series Aquatope of White Sand (Shiroi Suna no Aquatope) debuted the anime's second promotional video on Sunday. The video previews Arcana Project's opening theme song "Tayutae, Nanairo" (Swirl, Seven Colors): Sunday's special also announced that the anime's Internet radio ...
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AKB48 Idol, Voice Actress Yuki Kashiwagi Goes on Hiatus for Surgery

Her solo concerts scheduled for July 7-8 are now postponed ― The Mainichi reported on Wednesday that voice actress and member of the AKB48 idol group Yuki Kashiwagi is taking a hiatus to undergo surgery for a spinal cord condition. Her solo concerts "Netemo Sametemo Yukirin World" scheduled for July 7-8 are now postponed. She did not perform at the "AKB48 THE AUDISHOW" performances that took place on...
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IDOLiSH7 Third Beat! Anime's 2nd Video Unveils New Outfits, July 4 Debut

Anime's 3rd season to be split in half ― The Tokyo advance screening of the first three episodes from IDOLiSH7 Third Beat!, the third IDOLiSH7 anime season, announced the season's July 4 premiere with its second promotional video on Sunday. New visuals (including one at the end of the video) also show the members of the IDOLiSH7, Trigger, and Re:vale grops in new outfits: The new season will premiere...
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Jujutsu Kaisen 0 Anime Film Teases December 24 Opening With Visual

MAPPA returns to adapt Jujutsu Kaisen 0 manga prequel story ― The "Juju Fes 2021" event announced in Saitama on Sunday that Gekijō-ban Jujutsu Kaisen 0 (Jujutsu Kaisen 0 the Movie) will open on December 24. The event also debuted a teaser visual: The 24th and final episode of the Jujutsu Kaisen television anime ended on March 26 with an announcement that a film will open this winter. The film is base...
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Musician Miyavi Announces N. American Tour Dates for September 30 - October 31

Tickets for tour went on sale on Friday ― Musician Miyavi announced on Tuesday his North American tour dates for 2021, featuring 19 dates from September 30 - October 31. The tour dates include: 9/30 - Calgary (MaCewan Ballroom) 10/2 - Vancouver (Imperial) 10/4 - Seattle (The Crocodile) 10/5 - San Francisco (Great American Music Hall) 10/8 - Los Angeles (El Rey Theatres) 10/9 - Mesa (Club Red) 10/11 -...
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Tokimeki Memorial: Girl's Side 4th Heart Switch Game Launches on October 28

― Konami announced on Monday that its Tokimeki Memorial: Girl's Side 4th Heart game will launch for the Nintendo Switch on October 28. Pre-orders start on Monday. The game's limited edition includes a collection of designs for the opening anime; a "Prelude" Blu-ray Disc with the game's opening animation, a prologue animation, and Live2D animation; a replica script; and a download code for a long-sle...
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Yu-Gi-Oh! Sevens Anime's 2nd Season Reveals 6 New Cast Members

Daiki Yamashita, Takuya Eguchi, Sōma Saitō, more join cast for 2nd season premiering on June 20 ― The official Twitter account for the Yu-Gi-Oh! Sevens anime revealed on Sunday that the anime will enter its second season starting on June 20. The Twitter account also revealed six new cast members for the show, including cast members for the five Gōha siblings. (Character name romanizations are not off...
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Kyoto Animation Delays BD, DVD Release of Violet Evergarden: The Movie Anime to October 13

Studio delays release due to manufacture, production issues due to state of emergency in Japan ― The official website for Kyoto Animation's Violet Evergarden: The Movie anime revealed on Friday that the film's Blu-ray Disc and DVD release is delayed from August 4 to October 13, due to issues with production and manufacturing because of the ongoing state of emergency declared in Japan (including in Ky...
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Ubisoft Reveals Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope Game for Switch

New game in crossover franchise launches in 2022 ― Ubisoft revealed during the E3 livestream event on Saturday that it is developing Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope, a new game in the Mario + Rabbids crossover franchise. The game will launch for Nintendo Switch in 2022. Ubisoft describes the game: Cursa, a mysterious and malevolent entity seeks out energy to further its nefarious plans, plunging the g...

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Japanese Animation TV Ranking, May 31-June 6

DC Super Heroes vs. Eagle Talon anime film earns 0.8% rating ― DLE Inc.'s DC Super Heroes vs. Eagle Talon anime film aired on Fuji TV on Tuesday, June 1 at 1:25 a.m. and it earned a 0.8% rating. This week's episode of the live-action series of Norifusa Mita's Dragon Zakura Two sequel manga aired on TBS on Sunday, June 6 at 9:00 p.m. and it earned a 14.4% rating. Title Station Date Time Length Average...
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Japan's Video Game Rankings, May 31-June 6

Miitopia Switch version stays at #1 ― Japan's Game Ranking: May 31-June 6 Rank System Title Publisher Release Date Weekly Copies Total Copies 1NSwMiitopia Nintendo May 21 25,647 132,823 2NSwMonster Hunter Rise Capcom March 26 19,583 2,245,384 3NSwRing Fit Adventure Nintendo October 18, 2019 13,567 2,614,401 4NSwMinecraft Nintendo June 21, 2018 11,688 1,983,567 5NSwMomotaro Dentetsu: Showa, Heisei, Re...
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My Hero Academia ‒ Episode 100

MHA opts to wind things down for episode 100, sifting through the various grains of character development before building towards the next conflict.
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Vivisect Your Fears With This Life-Sized Pochita Plush From Chainsaw Man

The Devils of Chainsaw Man each embodies a fear derived from the collective consciousness of humans, and Pochita, despite his cuddly canine appearance, is the Chainsaw Devil: an existence that not only represents the fear of chainsaws, but strikes fear within the hearts of his fellow devils as well. Now, with a little sacrifice (of money instead of blood), you too can get a Chainsaw Devil of your ...
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Welcome to Demon School, Iruma-kun Season 2 ‒ Episode 9

So clearly the last thing that Iruma needs right now is for Ameri to throw a troublesome student into his battler, which of course she does. I wonder if that's why we see him reading to someone else in the ending theme?
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Wasteful Days of High School Girl Manga Goes on Hiatus After Author Gives Birth

Bino recovers after birth of 1st child ― The latest chapter of Bino's Wasteful Days of High School Girl (Joshi Kōsei no Mudazukai) manga revealed on Thursday that the manga will go on hiatus so that Bino can recover after giving birth to her first child. Sentai Filmworks licensed the anime adaptation of the manga, and it describes the story: Bored one day, Tanaka gives her friends some rather quirky ...
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Those Snow White Notes ‒ Episode 11

Grief is an experience at once universal and deeply personal. Everyone will one day know what it's like to lose someone they loved, but how we process it can be so tender and volatile that it's hard to share those feelings with anyone.
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Digimon Tamers Commemorates 20th Anniversary With Popup Stores

The third Digimon series, Digimon Tamers, is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. The anime is commemorating the occasion by holding two popup stores in Japan. The "Digimon Tamers Popup Store -20th Anniversary-" shop will be held in the Natalie Store in Tokyo's MAGNET by SHIBUYA109 building from June 25 to July 4. Meanwhile, a popup corner in GrafArt's Ikebukuro, Nanba, and Nagoya branches ...
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SSSS.Dynazenon ‒ Episode 11

Obviously, this episode isn't going to be the end of the show, but the tone of everything presented does a good job making the characters feel convincingly like this was the abrupt end of their adventures.
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Deadpool: Samurai Manga Enters Climax (Updated)

Sanshirō Kasama, Hikaru Uesugi launched manga last December ― The 14th chapter of writer Sanshirō Kasama and artist Hikaru Uesugi's Deadpool: Samurai manga revealed on Thursday that the manga is entering its climax, and will continue on for "only a little bit longer." The Deadpool: Samurai manga launched on Shueisha's Shonen Jump+ website on December 10 last year as a short serialization. Shueisha sh...
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Everyday♪ Today's MENU for EMIYA Family

With its sparse content, performance issues, and tepid dialogue, Everyday♪ Today's Menu for Emiya Family is a bad game even by the standards of low-budget anime tie-ins. ― With its sparse content, performance issues, and tepid dialogue, Everyday♪ Today's MENU for EMIYA Family is a bad game even by the standards of low-budget anime tie-ins. To be fair, it's not like I had no fun with the game at all; ...
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Visual Prison Vampire Visual Kei Anime With Uta no Prince-sama's Noriyasu Agematsu Unveils More Staff

Uta-Pri Legend Star's Takeshi Furuta serves as chief director at A-1 Pictures ― The first live-streamed Power Push!! special episode for Visual Prison, the original television anime from Uta no Prince-sama and Symphogear series creator Noriyasu Agematsu and Aniplex's A-1 Pictures, unveiled more staff members and a new key visual on Saturday. Takeshi Furuta (Utano☆Princesama Legend Star, Saint Seiya: ...
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No Money BL Manga Artist Tohru Kousaka Launches New Manga

Otoko Shikanai Kuni no Alice manga launched on Wednesday as Okane ga Nai goes on short hiatus ― Manga creators Hitoyo Shinozaki and Tohru Kousaka revealed on their Twitter account on June 6 that Kousaka launched a new manga titled Otoko Shikanai Kuni no Alice (Alice in a Land of Men) in Gentosha's Lynx magazine, putting their Okane ga Nai manga on hiatus for "a short while." The manga launched in the...
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Visual Arts/Key's Air Visual Novel Gets Switch Version

Original adult visual novel released in 2000, inspired anime in 2005 ― Prototype announced on Wednesday that Visual Arts/Key's 2001 Air visual novel will get a port for the Nintendo Switch. Visual Arts/Key released the original adult visual novel on the PC in 2000, and shipped an all-ages version in 2001. The visual novel has since been ported to the Sega Dreamcast, PlayStation 2, PlayStation Portabl...
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Broccoli's Di Gi Charat Mascot Franchise Gets New Mini Anime

Hiroaki Sakurai returns to direct at LIDEN FILMS ― The cast members of the Di Gi Charat mascot franchise announced during a live-streamed "Sudden Big News Special" on Saturday that production on a new mini anime has been green-lit. The new anime is the first part of the Reiwa no Di Gi Charat project that marks the franchise's 24th anniversary next year, and that also celebrates Japan's current Reiwa ...
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Funimation Adds Bottom-Tier Character Tomozaki OVAs to Catalog

1st OVA episode available on Friday, 2nd episode on July 2 ― Funimation announced on Thursday that it will add the two OVA episodes of the television anime of Yūki Yaku's Bottom-tier Character Tomozaki (Jaku-chara Tomozaki-kun) light novel series. The first episode became available on Friday, while the second episode will be available on July 2. The two episodes were bundled with the third and fourth...
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Gundam: Hathaway Film Earns 190 Million Yen on 1st Day in Japan

Film earns 337% of what Gundam NT earned on opening day in 2018 ― Entertainment news website Cinema Today reported on Saturday that the Mobile Suit Gundam: Hathaway (Kidō Senshi Gundam: Senkō no Hathaway) anime film earned an estimated 190 million yen (about US$1.7 million) in its first day at the box office. In comparison, Mobile Suit Gundam: Hathaway earned 337% what Mobile Suit Gundam Narrative ea...
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Gundam: Hathaway Film Previewed in Alexandros' Music Video

Music video features English version of film's theme song ― Rock band Alexandros began streaming an animated music video on Friday for the English version of their "Senkō" theme song for the Mobile Suit Gundam: Hathaway (Kidō Senshi Gundam: Senkō no Hathaway) anime film. The video features footage from the film. The band posted a music video for the Japanese version of the song on April 28. Netflix U...
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Tales of Arise Game's Trailer Highlights Party Members

Game for PS4/PS5, Xbox One/Series X|S, PC launches on September 10 ― Bandai Namco Entertainment unveiled a new trailer for its Tales of Arise role-playing game during the Summer Game Fest live stream on Thursday. The trailer highlights the game's party members. The game will launch for Playstation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC via Steam on September 10 in the West and on Septemb...

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Naoki Urasawa Launches Drawing-Themed YouTube Channel With English Subtitles

Manga creator Naoki Urasawa (Yawara!, Master Keaton, 20th Century Boys, Pluto) launched a YouTube channel in April focusing on drawing. In his debut video he said that he started the channel to let inform people about his current work, his life as a manga artist, and to share drawing tips. The videos are posted with English closed caption subtitles. His most recent video, posted on Tuesday, shows ...
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Peacock Adds Free RetroCrush Streaming Anime Channel

Peacock to stream Fushigi Yugi, GTO, Flame of Recca, Cromartie High School, more anime ― Digital Media Rights announced on Thursday that it has launched a free, 24-hour anime streaming channel for RetroCrush as part of NBC Universal's Peacock streaming service. Peacock will also add the following anime to its streaming service in the coming months: The Story of Saiunkoku (ColourCloud Palace) The Twel...
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Zombie Land Saga Revenge ‒ Episode 10

If at first you don't succeed, just do the exact same thing again but with a modicum of extra thought put into it. That appears to be the rationale Kotaro adopts this week as he declares the place of Franchouchou's long-vaunted Revenge.
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YTV, Teletoon Director of Programming John Rooney Passes Away

Rooney passed due to complications from stroke ― John Rooney, former director of programming at YTV and Teletoon and executive director at Toronto Animation Arts Festival International (TAAFI), passed away on December 10, 2020 due to complications from a stroke. He passed away peacefully with family at his side. He was 50. Rooney began working with YTV in the '90s, becoming a director of programming,...
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Shueisha Trademarks Clothing Patterns of 3 Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Characters

Trademarks registered for Tomioka, Shinobu, Rengoku; denied for Tanjirō, Nezuko, Zenitsu ― Huffington Post Japan reported that Shueisha has trademarked the clothing patterns for the following Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba characters: Giyū Tomioka, Shinobu Kocho, and Kyōjurō Rengoku. The trademark was denied for the clothing patterns of Tanjirō Kamado, Nezuko Kamado, and Zenitsu Agatsuma. The tradema...
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How NOT to Summon a Demon Lord Omega ‒ SEASON FINALE

Dang, Diablo's so overpowered, he was able to end his season several episodes early!

Netflix's Resident Evil Live-Action Series Reveals Cast

Lance Reddick plays Albert Wesker in 8-episode series ― Netflix announced during its Geeked Week livestream on Friday that the Netflix Original Series live-action adaptation of CAPCOM's Resident Evil survival horror game franchise has cast Lance Reddick, Ella Balinska, Tamara Smart, Siena Agudong, Adeline Rudolph, and Paola Nunez. Reddick will play Albert Wesker, but the other cast members have not b...
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Netflix Launches Online Shop for Yasuke, Eden Merch

Lineup includes a model of Yasuke's armor, an Eden-inspired fashion collection from BEAMS, a clock of Haruto from Yasuke, and a kendama toy in the style of Eden ― Netflix launched an online shop on Friday with a lineup of clothing and merchandise from the Yasuke and Eden anime series. The lineup includes a model of Yasuke's armor, an Eden-inspired fashion collection from BEAMS, a clock of Haruto from...

Castlevania Animated Show Gets New Spinoff Series Featuring Richter Belmont, Maria Renard

New series will take place in France in 1792 ― Executive producer Kevin Kolde, director Sam Deats, and assistant director Adam Deats of Adi Shankar's Castlevania animated series revealed during Netflix's Geeked Week livestream on Friday that the show is getting a new spinoff series, and it is in the works. The new series will star Richter Belmont (a descendant of the original show's protagonists Syph...
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Touken Ranbu

Touken Ranbu. It's out in English now, almost six years after its initial release in Japan. I've played it for about two months, and I believe I can safely say… I'm not sure I get it. ― Touken Ranbu. It's out in English now, almost six years after its initial release in Japan. I've played it for about two months, and I believe I can safely say… I'm not sure I get it. I mean, yeah, on the one hand, I ...

Unleash the Power of the Mind in SCARLET NEXUS

Unleash the Power of the Mind in SCARLET NEXUS. The highly anticipated action JRPG video game is set to release this month! There's a lot to look forward to. About The Game In the far distant future, a psionic hormone was discovered in the human brain, granting people extra-sensory powers and changed the world as we knew it. As humanity entered this new era, deranged mutants known as Others began ...
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Crunchyroll Expo Hosts The Rising of the Shield Hero Anime's Voice Actors

Asami Seto, Kaito Ishikawa, Rina Hidaka attend August event ― Crunchyroll announced on Thursday that this year's Virtual Crunchyroll Expo event will host the following voice actors from The Rising of the Shield Hero: Asami Seto (Raphtalia in The Rising of the Shield Hero, Chihaya Ayase in Chihayafuru, Mai Sakurajima in Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai) Kaito Ishikawa (Naofumi Iwatani in The...
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Kageki Shojo!! Anime's 3rd Character Video Highlights Ayako Yamada

Timid aspiring musical actress in anime premiering on July 3 ― The official website for the television anime of Kumiko Saiki's Kageki Shoujo! manga began streaming its third character promotional video on Friday. The video highlights the character Ayako Yamada, voiced by Rico Sasaki. Ayako is timid and lacks self-confidence. Surrounded by uniquely talented classmates, she worries as she strives towar...
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Kingdom Season 3 Anime Reveals New Theme Song Artists

BiSH returns with new opening song "STACKiNG," Emiko Suzuki sings new ending song "kIng" ― The official website for the Kingdom anime revealed the new theme song artists for the anime's third season on Friday. Idol group BiSH returns to perform the anime's new opening theme song "STACKiNG," while Emiko Suzuki will perform the new ending theme song "kIng," composed by Hiroyuki Sawano. Both songs will ...
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Seirei Gensouki - Spirit Chronicles TV Anime's 2nd Full Promo Reveals July 5 Debut

Cast to appear in live-streamed special on June 20 ― The official website for the television anime of Yuri Kitayama and Riv's Seirei Gensouki - Spirit Chronicles light novels posted the second full promotional video and the second key visual for the anime on Friday. The video announces that the anime will premiere on July 5. The anime will premiere on the TV Tokyo channel on July 5 at 26:00 (effectiv...
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Peach Boy Riverside TV Anime's 2nd Video Unveils Q-MHz & Yuko Suzuhana's Opening Song

Fantasy imagining of demon-slaying Momotarō folklore premieres on July 1 ― The official website for the television anime of Coolkyoushinja and Johanne's Peach Boy Riverside manga posted the anime's second promotional video on Friday. The video highlights the story world where humans, demons, and other races co-exist — not always harmoniously. The video also previews the team Q-MHz's opening theme son...

Fruits Basket The Final Anime Casts Hiroshi Kamiya, Matt Mercer as God

Anime airs 11th episode on June 14 ― Funimation revealed on Friday that Hiroshi Kamiya and Matthew Mercer will join the Japanese and English casts, respectively, of the Fruits Basket the Final anime season as the voice of God. Funimation streamed the first episode of Fruits Basket the Final with an English dub on Friday, March 19, two weeks before its April 5 television premiere in Japan. Funimation ...

Voice Actress Haruka Nagashima Passes Away at 33

Voice of Shiki's Kaori Tanaka, Sparrow's Hotel's Tamaki Shiokawa was under medical treatment ― The talent agency Three Tree announced on Friday that voice actress Haruka Nagashima passed away on May 30. She was 33. She had been under medical treatment for an unspecified ailment. Her family held a private service. Nagashima was born on September 21, 1987 in Yamagata prefecture. She played Kaori Tanaka...
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Netflix Reveals More Staff for Make My Day Anime Film

Macross' Shoji Kawamori, Flip Flappers' Kiyotaka Oshiyama are mechanical designers ― Netflix revealed more staff members for Make My Day, its upcoming anime film based on an original story by manga creator Yasuo Ohtagaki (Moonlight Mile, Mobile Suit Gundam Thunderbolt) on Friday. Yumiko Yoshizawa is penning the script. Macross mechanical designer Shoji Kawamori and Kiyotaka Oshiyama (Flip Flappers, F...
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Netflix Reveals More Staff for Bright: Samurai Soul Anime Film

Shirobako's Michiko Yokote pens script, Urotsukidoji's Atsushi Yamagata designs characters ― Netflix revealed more staff members for Bright: Samurai Soul, its new anime film based on the 2017 Bright live-action film that starred Will Smith and Joel Edgerton, on Friday. Michiko Yokote (Shirobako, Prison School, Cowboy Bebop, Rurouni Kenshin) is penning the script. Atsushi Yamagata (Yokohama Kaidashi K...

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1st of 2 Space Battleship Yamato 2205 Films Opens on October 8

Tasuku Hatanaka, Tomo Muranaka, Kento Itō, Wataru Hatano join cast of new film ― The official website for Star Blazers: Space Battleship Yamato 2202 revealed on Friday that the Uchū Senkan Yamato 2205: Aratanaru Tabidachi (Space Battleship Yamato 2205: The New Voyage) sequel project will debut the first of two planned films in Japan on October 8 with the title Uchū Senkan Yamato 2205: Aratanaru Tabid...
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Koch Media's New Prime Matter Label to Publish Gungrave G.O.R.E Game

Koch Media announced on Thursday that it has launched a new publishing label named Prime Matter, which will publish Iggymob's upcoming Gungrave G.O.R.E (Gungrave Gore) PlayStation 4 game. The company did not reveal a release date for the game. The game was originally slated to release in December 2019 but was delayed to 2020, though it did not release last year either. Yasuhiro Nightow, a veteran ...
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Wonder Egg Priority Anime's Special Edition Finale to Be 1 Hour Long

Special Edition finale premieres first on Japanese streaming services on June 29 ― The official website for CloverWorks' original television anime Wonder Egg Priority revealed on Friday that the anime's "Special Edition," the June 29 broadcast that will serve as the continuation of the anime's 12th and final episode as well as the overall story's ending, will be one hour long. The Special Edition fin...
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Elden Ring Game's Trailer Reveals Gameplay, January 21 Launch

Game debuts for PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PC via Steam ― The Summer Game Fest kickoff stream unveiled a new gameplay trailer for FromSoftware and Bandai Namco Entertainment's Elden Ring action RPG on Thursday. The trailer reveals the game's January 21, 2022 release date for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC via Steam. Bandai Namco Entertainment describes the g...
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Live-Action Given BL Series Unveils 4 More Cast Members, New Visual

Alissa Yagi, Sō Okuno, Akira Onodera, Yū Inaba join cast of July 17 series ― The official website for the live-action series of Natsuki Kizu's Given manga revealed a new visual and new cast members for the series on Friday. The new cast members include: Alissa Yagi as Yayoi Uenoyama, Ritsuka's older sister Sō Okuno as Hiiragi Kashima, Mafuyu's childhood friend Akira Onodera as Yuki Yoshida, a person ...
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Crunchyroll Adds 'Farewell, My Dear Cramer' Film Later Tonight

Film available at 12:00 a.m. EDT/9:00 p.m. PDT ― Crunchyroll announced on Thursday that it will add Eiga Sayonara Watashi no Cramer First Touch, the anime film of Naoshi Arakawa's Farewell, My Dear Cramer (Sayonara Watashi no Cramer) manga. The film will be available streaming on Crunchyroll later today at 12:00 a.m. EDT/9:00 p.m. PDT, and will be available worldwide except in Asia. The film's staff ...
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Station Idol Latch! Project Reveals 7 More Cast Members

Kazuhiko Inoue, Shō Karino, Shogo Yano, more join project's cast ― The official website for AOI Pro., Amuse, and Origamix Partners' Station Idol Latch project announced seven new cast members on Thursday. The newly announced cast includes: Kazuhiko Inoue as Tetsumichi Udaka (Shimbashi Station) Shō Karino as Futaru Minato (Hamamatsuchō Station) Shogo Yano as Hayate Kita (Tabata Station) Issei Furuta a...

Kenji Kamiyama to Direct The Lord of the Rings: The War of the Rohirrim Feature Film

Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex director to direct prequel to The Lord of the Rings ― Warner Bros. Animation and New Line Cinema announced on Thursday that Kenji Kamiyama (Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex, Blade Runner: Black Lotus, Eden of the East) will direct the feature film The Lord of the Rings: The War of the Rohirrim, set in the world of J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle-Earth. The film ...
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Shachiku-san wa Yо̄jo Yuurei ni Iyasaretai. Manga Gets Anime

Manga about ghost girl who helps company "slave" premiered in February 2019 ― This year's July issue of Square Enix's Shonen Gangan magazine revealed on Friday that Imari Arita's Shachiku-san wa Yо̄jo Yuurei ni Iyasaretai. manga (The Company Slave Wants to Be Healed by a Little Ghost Girl) is getting an anime adaptation. An official website opened with a visual: The story follows the daily life of Fu...
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Netflix Streams Trailer, Opening Video Clip for Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness CG Series

Show debuts on Netflix worldwide on July 8 ― Netflix began streaming during its Geeked Week livestream on Thursday a trailer and opening video clip for the Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness CG anime series. The show will debut exclusively on Netflix worldwide on July 8 and will have four episodes. The show's English cast includes: Nick Apostolides as Leon S. Kennedy Stephanie Panisello as Claire Redfi...
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Death Stranding Game Gets Director's Cut on PS5

Teaser trailer streamed ― Hideo Kojima announced on the Summer Game Fest livestream on Thursday that Kojima Production's Death Stranding game will get a director's cut for PlayStation 5. The livestream unveiled a teaser trailer for Death Stranding: Director's Cut. More information will be revealed in the next few weeks. The game shipped for the PlayStation 4 in November 2019. The game launched on PC ...
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Netflix Launches Final Series in Transformers: War for Cybertron Trilogy on July 29

Netflix revealed on Thursday during its Geeked Week livestream that it will launch the third installment in Hasbro's CG-animated Transformers: War for Cybertron Trilogy series titled Kingdom on July 29. Polygon Pictures is animating the overall CG series, and Rooster Teeth is producing with Polygon Pictures and Allspark Animation. Transformers: War for Cybertron Trilogy: Siege debuted on Netflix i...
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"Isekai Museum" Featuring Re:Zero, Overlord, Konosuba, Saga of Tanya the Evil Launches Free Online Exhibit

Overlord section opened on Saturday ― An "Isekai Museum" exhibition featuring storyboards, key animation, and artwork from the Re:Zero, Overlord, KONOSUBA, and The Saga of Tanya the Evil anime series launched a free online version on Saturday. The Overlord section was the first of the four sections to be released, with over 2,000 pieces of artwork featured. It can be accessed on PC, smartphones, or V...
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Godzilla Singular Point Anime's Video Previews English Dub

Netflix debuts anime outside Japan on June 24 ― Netflix began streaming on Thursday a video clip that previews the English dub for the Godzilla Singular Point anime series. If you see Rodan - run. Godzilla: Singular Point is available globally June 24th. Here's your first look at the English dub. #GeekedWeek(@NetflixGeeked)June 10 Netflix will debut the anime outside of Japan on June 24. Netflix alre...
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Super Cub ‒ Episode 10

Koguma has a stark realization: she can't ride in all this snow. I mean, she could, but… at what risk? However, Reiko has different plans for her, and demands that Koguma come over immediately...
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Netflix Streams Edens Zero Anime Outside Japan on August 26

Anime of Fairy Tail creator's manga premiered on April 10 ― Netflix announced on Thursday during its Geeked Week livestream that it will begin streaming the television anime of Hiro Mashima's Edens Zero manga worldwide outiside of Japan on August 26. The company streamed an English-subtitled trailer: The adventure's beginning. Peep the trailer for the legendary space fantasy adaptation, Edens Zero, n...

Netflix to Exclusively Stream Gundam: Hathaway Anime Film

Film begins streaming on July 1 ― Netflix announced on Thursday during its Geeked Week livestream that it will exclusively stream the Mobile Suit Gundam: Hathaway (Kidō Senshi Gundam: Senkō no Hathaway) anime film. Update: The film will begin streaming on Netflix on July 1. Netflix also revealed that it will begin streaming the Mobile Suit Gundam: Char's Counterattack, Mobile Suit Gundam I, Mobile Su...

Netflix Streams New Shaman King Anime on August 9

English-subtitled trailer streamed ― Netflix announced on Thursday during its Geeked Week livestream that it will begin streaming the new television anime of Hiroyuki Takei's Shaman King manga on August 9. The company streamed an English-subtitled trailer: BODY(@Twitterhandle)Date (month day) The anime premiered on April 1 and is ongoing. The anime will have 52 episodes. The anime will adapt all 35 v...
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Netflix Announces Bright: Samurai Soul Anime Film Spinoff of Will Smith's Bright Movie

Kyohei Ishiguro to direct anime film ― Netflix announced on Thursday during its Geeked Week livestream that it will stream a new anime film titled Bright: Samurai Soul. The film will be a spinoff of the 2017 Bright live-action film that starred Will Smith and Joel Edgerton. Netflix describes the story: Izo, a Ronin, and Raiden, an orc, work to bring a young elf girl and the wand she carries to the la...
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Netflix Announces Make My Day Anime Film Adaptation of Original Story by Yasuo Ohtagaki

Makoto Honda directs, 5 Inc. animates, designs characters ― Netflix announced on Thursday during its Geeked Week livestream that it will stream a new anime film titled Make My Day. The film is an adaptation of an original story by manga creator Yasuo Ohtagaki (Moonlight Mile, Mobile Suit Gundam Thunderbolt). Makoto Honda is directing the film, and 5 Inc. is animating and providing character designs. ...
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Netflix Announces Exception Anime Based on New Story by Novelist/Director Otsuichi with Character Designs by Yoshitaka Amano

Yuzo to direct space horror anime series ― Netflix announced on Thursday during its Geeked Week livestream that it will stream a new space horror anime series titled Exception. The series is based on a new story by novelist and film director Hirotaka Adachi (also known as "Otsuichi"), and it will feature character designs by Final Fantasy's Yoshitaka Amano. Yuzo is directing the series. Netflix descr...
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Full Dive ‒ Episode 10

As the end of the previous episode teased, this week's Full Dive opens with the proper revelation of just why Reona is so invested in Hiro beating Kiwame Quest.
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Tsukihime Visual Novel Remake's 2nd Promo Video Reveals Additional Cast

Makoto Furukawa, Minami Tanaka join cast of PS4, Switch game ― Type-Moon revealed on Thursday on its Type-Moon Times livestream the second promo video for Tsukihime -A piece of blue glass moon-, the remake of Type-Moon's Tsukihime dōjin visual novel game. The video reveals that Makoto Furukawa will voice Arihiko Inui, and Minami Tanaka will play Satsuki Yumizuka. The game will launch for PlayStation ...
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MARS RED ‒ Episode 10

MARS RED punked me good. Here I was brushing up on A Midsummer Night's Dream to prepare for this episode, based on its title, only for the events to turn around and reference the myth of Orpheus and Eurydice instead.
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Joran: The Princess of Snow and Blood ‒ Episode 11

And so, Joran: The Princess of Snow and Blood has taken one final step in Sawa's journey before it comes to an end, and this episode comes with all of the drama, action, and “twists” you'd expect.
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NIS America to Release FuRyu's Monark RPG in English

PS5, PS4, Switch, PC game to be offered in early 2022 ― NIS America announced on Thursday that it will release publisher FuRyu and developer Lancarse's new game Monark in English for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Nintendo Switch, and PC via Steam in early 2022. The company streamed an English-subtitled announcement trailer: The video previews the theme song "Nihil" by KAF. The game will ship for PS5,...
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Odd Taxi ‒ Episode 10

Twenty minutes sure do zoom by when you're sitting in the backseat of this particularly peculiar cab. It also feels increasingly evident that not a single second of Odd Taxi has been wasted.
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FuRyu Reveals Monark RPG for PS4, PS5, Switch

Game debuts October 14 with Asia release planned, free English dub, subtitles to be added later ― Publisher and FuRyu and developer Lancarse unveiled their new game Monark on Thursday. The game will ship for the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and Switch in Japan on October 14. Clouded Leopard Entertainment will release the game in Asia on the same day as Japan with Japanese, Traditional Chinese, Simpl...
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Magia Record: Puella Magi Madoka Magica Side Story Anime's 2nd Season Premieres This Summer

Main cast, staff returns with new key visual posted ― The official website for the Magia Record: Puella Magi Madoka Magica Side Story television anime announced on Thursday that the second season will premiere this summer. The website also confirmed the returning cast and staff, and debuted a new key visual: The original game's story, a spinoff of the Puella Magi Madoka Magica anime, takes place in t...

Australia, New Zealand Anime Streaming Service AnimeLab Rebrands as Funimation

Rebranding begins on June 17, with AnimeLab team retained ― Funimation announced on Wednesday that Australian and New Zealand streaming service AnimeLab will rebrand into Funimation beginning on June 17. The service will retain the AnimeLab team, but transition its branding to Funimation across all services and social media. Users will be able to log into FunimationNow using their AnimeLab account in...

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Record of Ragnarok Anime's New Trailer Previews Ending Song

SymaG performs ending song "Fukahi" for June 17 Netflix anime ― The staff of the anime of Shinya Umemura, Ajichika, and Takumi Fukui's Record of Ragnarok (Shūmatsu no Walküre) manga unveiled a new trailer for the anime with optional English subtitles. The below video previews SymaG's ending theme song "Fukahi" (Inevitable). The staff also revealed that the anime will have a special streaming program ...
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Ōsama Ranking Anime's Video Reveals 7 New Cast Members

Yuuki Kaji, Rina Satou, Takuya Eguchi, Yoji Ueda, Hiroki Yasumoto, more join October anime ― The official website for the television anime of Sōsuke Tōka's Ōsama Ranking (King Ranking) manga began streaming a new promotional video for the anime on Thursday. The video reveals seven new cast members for the anime. The new cast members include: Yuuki Kaji as Daida, Bojji's half-brother Rina Satou as Hil...
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Jujutsu Kaisen Manga Goes on Hiatus Due to Author's Poor Health (Updated)

Hiatus begins on June 21, but new chapter still slated for next week ― The official Twitter account for Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine revealed on Thursday that Gege Akutami's Jujutsu Kaisen manga will go on hiatus beginning with the magazine's 29th issue on June 21 due to Akutami's poor health. The magazine will announce when the manga will return at a later date once Akutami has sufficientl...
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Fruits Basket the Final ‒ Episode 10

In order to wrap up the story, this final season has had to heavily condense some of the manga's most heartbreaking scenes, segmenting them with humorous interludes in order to maintain a baseline of levity.
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To Your Eternity ‒ Episode 9

I mean, who among us has the power to resist the glorious montage that opens up the episode, where Fushi and Gugu embrace their roles as the towns local “monsters” by spooking the hell out of everyone in sight?
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Higehiro ‒ Episode 10

Yoshida wants to do right by Sayu and send her on her way back home, but he is also struggling with how much he has come to care for her, and how badly he feels he needs her in his life.
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'Welcome to Demon School, Iruma-kun' Anime Season 2 Casts Katsuyuki Konishi

Konishi plays Balam Shichiro ― NHK announced on Saturday that the second anime season based on Osamu Nishi's Mairimashita! Iruma-kun manga has cast Katsuyuki Konishi as Balam Shichiro, a fantasy biology teacher at Babylus Demon School. Nishi shared an image to go with the announcement on Twitter: The second season premiered on April 17. Makoto Moriwaki returns to direct the second season at Bandai Na...
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Ace of Diamond Manga Takes 2-Month Break So Author Can Do Research

This year's 28th issue of Kodansha's Weekly Shōnen Magazine revealed on Wednesday that Act II of Yūji Terajima's Ace of Diamond (Daiya no A) manga will take a two-month break so that the author can do research. The manga will resume in the magazine's combined 36/37th issue on August 4. Terajima launched the Ace of Diamond manga in Kodansha's Weekly Shonen Magazine in 2006. He ended the first part ...
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Hitomi Takano Launches New Gene Bride Manga

Manga about a couple created through matching genetic information debuted on Tuesday ― Hitomi Takano (My Boy) launched a new manga titled Gene Bride in Shodensha's Feel Young magazine on Tuesday. The story follows Ichi Isahaya and Makuhito Masaki, who were part of a school event called "Gene Bride," in which genetic information is matched to create a student couple for a day. Takano launched the My B...
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Newspaper Ad Promoting Attack on Titan Final Volume Shows Eren Getting "Isekai-ed"

34th compiled volume shipped on Wednesday ― Hajime Isayama's Attack on Titan manga commemorated the release of its 34th and final compiled volume with a full-page newspaper ad in the Asahi Shimbun on Wednesday. The humorous manga strip drawn by Isayama himself depicts an alternative end for protagonist Eren: He gets reincarnated into modern Japan, only to immediately get hit by a truck, which sends h...
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Spy x Family, Remina, I Had That Same Dream Again, More Nominated for Eisner Awards

Also: I Wish I Could Say "Thank You," A Journal of My Father, Usagi Yojimbo ― Comic-Con International announced the nominees for this year's Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards on Wednesday. The following manga were nominated in the Best U.S. Edition of International Material—Asia category: Yoru Sumino and Idumi Kirihara's I Had That Same Dream Again (translated by Beni Axia Conrad), Yukari Takinami's ...
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Backflip!! Rhythmic Gymnastics Anime Releases Real-Life Version of Episode 6 Performance

Aomori Yamada High School's male rhythmic gymnastics team performs the routine ― Episode 6 of the Backflip!! original television anime depicts an elaborate rhythmic gymnastics performance. It turns out that the routine is based on the work of real-life high school boys. The Aomori Yamada High School's male rhythmic gymnastics team performed the routine in a video released on Noitamina's YouTube chann...

Sentai Filmworks Licenses Escha Chron, Ane Log OVAs

HIDIVE to stream Escha Chron on June 16 ― Sentai Filmworks announced on Tuesday and last week that it has licensed the two-episode Escha Chron and three-part Ane Log original video anime (OVA). The company will release the OVAs on home video and on select digital outlets. HIDIVE will begin streaming Escha Chron on June 16 at 1:00 p.m. EDT in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Aus...
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xxxHOLiC Stage Play Unveils Cast, Visuals, September Debut

Play runs in Tokyo from September 17-26, Kyoto from October 1-3 ― The official website for the stage play adaptation of CLAMP's xxxHOLiC manga revealed on Wednesday that the play will run in Tokyo at Tennо̄zu Galaxy Theater from September 17-26 and in Kyoto at the Kyoto Theater from October 1-3. The website also unveiled more cast members and visuals: The cast includes: Yūnosuke Matsushima as Shizuka...

Muhyo & Roji's Bureau of Supernatural Investigation Anime's 1st Season English Dub Launches on Funimation

All 12 episodes with dub starring Todd Haberkorn, Khoi Dhao are available now ― Funimation began streaming the English dub of the first television anime season based on Yoshiyuki Nishi's Muhyo & Roji's Bureau of Supernatural Investigation manga on Tuesday. The entire 12-episode season dubbed is available now. The cast includes: Todd Haberkorn as Muhyo Khoi Dao as Roji Megan Harvey as Furuya Mark Whit...
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Saint Seiya: Next Dimension Manga's New Season Heads Toward Climax

Manga launched new season on Thursday ― This year's 27th issue of Akita Shoten's Weekly Shonen Champion magazine revealed on June 3 that the new "season" of Masami Kurumada's Saint Seiya: Next Dimension - The Myth of Hades manga is heading toward the manga's climax. The manga returned with the new season in the 27th issue on June 3. Akita Shoten's Champion Red magazine had originally revealed the man...
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Life Lessons with Uramichi-Oniisan Anime Highlights Tobikichi Usahara in New Video

Tomokazu Sugita plays Tobikichi in series premiering on July 5 ― The official website for the television anime of Gaku Kuze's Life Lessons with Uramichi-Oniisan (Uramichi Oniisan) manga began streaming a character promotional video on Wednesday that highlights the character Tobikichi Usahara. The staff delayed the anime from its scheduled 2020 premiere. The anime's website cited "production issues" a...
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Kadokawa, TMS, Sammy Reveal High Card Multimedia Project With Planned Anime, Manga, Novels

Kakegurui's Homura Kawamoto, Hikaru Mono are credited with original work for franchise ― Publisher Kadokawa, anime studio TMS Entertainment, and entertainment company Sammy Corporation revealed the High Card multimedia project on Wednesday. The project is themed after the game of Poker. The companies revealed the project will include planned anime, manga, and novels. Author Homura Kawamoto (Kakegurui...
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Star Fruit Books Licenses Hideshi Hino's The City of Pigs Manga

Horror manga centers on devilish creatures who kidnap villagers with no explanation ― Star Fruit Books announced on June 5 that it has licensed Hideshi Hino's The City of Pigs (Kyōfu!! Buta no Machi: Akuma ga Machi ni Yattekuru) horror manga. The company noted that the release will mark the first time in more than a decade that one of Hino's manga is getting an English release. The company describes ...

Funimation Reveals English Dub Cast for 'Full Dive: This Ultimate Next-Gen Full Dive RPG Is Even Sh***ier than Real Life!' Anime

Johnny Yong Bosch, Natalie Van Sistine star in dub premiering on Wednesday ― Funimation revealed on Tuesday that it will stream the English dub for Full Dive: This Ultimate Next-Gen Full Dive RPG Is Even Shittier than Real Life!, the television anime adaptation of Light Tuchihi's Kyūkyoku Shinka Shita Full Dive RPG ga Genjitsu Yorimo Kuso-Gee Dattara novel series, on Wednesday with the show's first e...
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hololive Virtual YouTuber Kiryu Coco Graduates on July 1

Fan mail, presents can be submitted until July 14; members-only content will be available until September 30 ― Cover Corp, the company which runs the Virtual YouTuber agency hololive, issued press releases in English, Japanese, and Chinese on Wednesday to announce that the VTuber Kiryu Coco will "graduate" (that is, retire) from the group on July 1. According to the English press release: "We as a co...
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Live-Action Tokyo Revengers Film's Video Highlights Takemichi, Atsushi

Film opens on July 9 ― The official website for Warner Bros. Japan's live-action film of Ken Wakui's Tokyo Revengers manga began streaming a third character promotional video for the film on Wednesday. The video highlights Takemichi and Atsushi (Akkun). Previous character videos focused on Takemichi and Naoto and Takemichi and Hinata. A new character video is debuting every week in the weeks leading ...
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Zettai Karen Children Manga Ends in 5 Chapters

Series premiered in 2005, launched final arc in August 2014 ― This year's 28th issue of Shogakukan's Weekly Shonen Sunday magazine revealed on Wednesday that Takashi Shiina's long-running Zettai Karen Children manga will end in five chapters. Shiina had stated on Twitter on May 25 that he had already written the afterword comments for the final chapter for when it is published in Weekly Shonen Sunday...
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'What Did You Eat Yesterday?' Live-Action Film Reveals More Cast, Trailer, November 3 Debut

SixTONES member Hokuto Matsumura joins cast ― The official website for the live action film adaptation of Fumi Yoshinaga's What Did You Eat Yesterday? (Kinō Nani Tabeta?) manga revealed on Wednesday that SixTONES member Hokuto Matsumura will join the cast of the film as Gō Tabuchi, who works in the same hair salon as Kenji. The site also revealed that the film will premiere in Japan on November 3, an...
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