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Unholy Blood Volumes 1-2 Manhwa Review

With attractive art, a couple of good moments of humor, and a decent take on vampire lore, this is a series that's worth checking out – especially if it keeps getting stronger as it goes on. ― There are vampires, and there are vampires, something most lore agrees on. That means there are two distinct types of bloodsucker in plenty of vampire mythos: the original ones, who may well have been born that...
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This Week in Anime - Caught Up in this Season's Whirlwind of Romance Anime

This week, Lucas and Nick sit down to talk about the surprisingly vast number of romance anime this season—and struggle to decide which are actually worth watching. ― This week, Lucas and Nick sit down to talk about the surprisingly vast number of romance anime this season—and struggle to decide which are actually worth watching. Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed by the participants in th...
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The ANN Aftershow - The BEST Anime Premieres of Summer 2024

This week, we're going to dive into the best premieres of the new anime season, give you a hefty news update from Anime Expo, and probably go on at least two (2) side tangents! ― The BEST Anime Premieres of Summer 2024 Welcome back to the ANN After Show! This week, we're going to dive into the best premieres of the new anime season, give you a hefty news update from Anime Expo, and probably go on at...
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Gannibal Manga Volume 1 Review

This rollercoaster of a horror manga is a genuinely exciting page-turner by the last stretch of the volume ― A gruesome horror series whose English release was originally funded via Kickstarter, Gannibal is the definition of "niche." That's the sort of specially targeted appeal that's looked forward to by fans of any good gore. However, the pacing of horror is also paramount to paying it off in execu...
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Your Lie in April: The Musical

From paid-up Your Lie in April fans to complete outsiders to anime, judging by the noisy goodwill on press night, the crossover audience may come. ― It's a trend now; no fewer than three major stage productions in London are based on anime or manga. But the newest, Your Lie in April: The Musical at the Harold Pinter Theatre (sic) off Leicester Square, is different. That's partly because it is a music...
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This Week in Anime - Isekai Fans Are Eating Good This Season

Chris and Steve do the seasonal isekai anime gauntlet and find that summer's is looking exceptionally good in another world. ― Chris and Steve do the seasonal isekai anime gauntlet and find that summer's is looking exceptionally good in another world. Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed by the participants in this chatlog are not the views of Anime News Network.Spoiler Warning for discussio...
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HUNTER×HUNTER NEN×IMPACT's Tomoyasu Miyazaki Talks Bringing Fan-Favorite Series into Gaming Arena

Creators were given near 'total freedom' to bring anime's story to life in NEN×IMPACT. Hunter × Hunter is a massively popular series, with passionate – and patient – fans. The series has continued in fits and starts, as its creator Yoshihiro Togashi has been plagued with health issues. But the quality has proven to be worth the wait for millions in Japan and internationally. When Bushiroad announc...
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SPYxFAMILY OPERATION: BIG Giveaway

Amidst the expectant, and excited chatter of the packed Main Events Hall at Anime Expo, threezero's SPYxFAMILY FigZero action figures took center stage and ANN is giving away three to lucky readers! ― Amidst the expectant, and excited chatter of the packed Main Events Hall at Anime Expo, threezero's SPYxFAMILY FigZero action figures took center stage. The SPYxFAMILY panel that was about to happen fe...
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Hajime no Ippo Episodes 1-25 Anime Series Review

Now streaming on Netflix, it's never too late to appreciate the underdog classic anime, Hajime no Ippo. ― Hajime no Ippo is a classic in the sports anime world. I cannot think of a show that perfectly embodies what we now consider the iconic underdog story more than Hajime no Ippo. Years ago, I watched this show on a whim as I was interested in learning about boxing at the time, and it quickly rose t...
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Dragon Ball Daima Anime's Trailer Reveals October Premiere Date

New visual also unveiled ― Toei Animation unveiled a new trailer and visual for the Dragon Ball Daima anime series on Friday. The trailer reveals the anime's October premiere date on Fuji TV. Masako Nozawa is returning to voice Son Goku. Yoshitaka Yashima (animation director on Dragon Ball Super, Digimon franchise) and Aya Komaki (One Piece series director, episode director on Marie & Gali) are servi...

New Ranma 1/2 Anime Reveals Returning & New Cast, Staff, October 5 Debut in 1st Trailer

Artist ano to perform opening theme song ― A live stream on the official X (formerly Twitter) account for the new anime of Rumiko Takahashi's Ranma 1/2 manga revealed the anime's new and returning cast, staff, and October 5 premiere in its first trailer on Wednesday. The live stream also revealed that artist Ano will perform the anime's opening theme song. The anime's staff also revealed the key visu...

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Live-Action Mitsuya-sensei no Keikakuteki na Ezuke Series Reveals Trailer, Theme Songs, More Cast

Chiaki Kawamo, Ui Mihara, Maya Imamori, Tomomi Maruyama, Shōhei Uno, Kōji Kominami, Kyōko join cast ― The official website for the live-action series of Ayaka Matsumoto's Mitsuya-sensei no Keikakuteki na Ezuke (Mitsuya-sensei's Plan to Feed Me) boys-love manga began streaming two new trailers for the series on Friday. The first trailer below reveals and previews the series' opening theme song "Furito...
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Twilight Out of Focus ‒ SEASON PREMIERE

My favorite part of these episodes is the way Hisashi allays Mao's unvoiced fears.
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Live-Action Honeko Akabane's Bodyguards Film's Latest Video Features Aquarium Date Scene

Film opens in Japan on August 2 ― The staff for the live-action film of Masamitsu Nigatsu's Honeko Akabane's Bodyguards (Akabane Honeko no Bodyguard) manga unveiled a new clip for the film on Friday. The video features a date at the aquarium. Snow Man member Raul plays the protagonist Arakuni Ibuki. Other cast members include: Natsuki Deguchi as Akabane Honeko Tao Tsuchiya as Masachika Jingū Daiken O...
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Mononoke Anime Film's Music Video Featuring Aina The End's Theme Song Streamed

Film opens in Japan on July 26 ― Twin Engine debuted a new music video on Friday for the Gekijōban Mononoke: Karakasa (Paper Umbrella) anime film. The video features Aina The End's theme song "Love Sick." The film will open in Japan on July 26, and stars: Tomoyo Kurosawa as Asa Aoi Yūki as Kame Mami Koyama as Kayama Kana Hanazawa as Kitagawa Haruka Tomatsu as Botan Ōtomo Yōko Hikasa as Fuki Tokita Yū...
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Ron Kamonohashi's Forbidden Deductions Anime's 2nd Season Reveals Teaser Video, New Visual

Sequel series debuts in October ― The staff for the anime of Akira Amano's Ron Kamonohashi: Deranged Detective (Kamonohashi Ron no Kindan Suiri) manga revealed a new teaser key visual and a new teaser promotional video on Friday for the show's second season. The anime will have a stage presentation at this year's KyoMAF event on September 22. The new season will debut in October. Yōhei Azakami return...
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Mecha-Ude: Mechanical Arms Anime's 3rd Promo Video Reveals, Previews Ending Theme

Setsuko of Kuhaku Gokko performs both opening, ending themes for October anime ― Pony Canyon revealed a third promotional video and the theme songs on Friday for the full-fledged anime of Sae Okamoto's Mecha-Ude project. The below video features English subtitles that can be toggled on. Setsuko of Kuhaku Gokko is performing the opening theme song "VORTEX" and the ending theme song "karma." Hiroyuki S...
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Dragon Ball Daima Anime's Trailer Reveals October Premiere Date

New visual also unveiled ― Toei Animation unveiled a new trailer and visual for the Dragon Ball Daima anime series on Friday. The trailer reveals the anime's October premiere date on Fuji TV. Masako Nozawa is returning to voice Son Goku. Yoshitaka Yashima (animation director on Dragon Ball Super, Digimon franchise) and Aya Komaki (One Piece series director, episode director on Marie & Gali) are servi...
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2024 Crayon Shin-chan Film's Video Previews Theme Song

Film opens on August 9 ― The official website of Eiga Crayon Shin-chan: Ora-tachi no Kyōryū Nikki (Crayon Shin-chan the Movie: Our Dinosaur Diary), the Crayon Shin-chan franchise's 31st 2D animated film, began streaming a video for the film on Friday. The video features the film's theme song theme song "Omoide o Kakenukete" (Run Past Your Memories) by rock band My Hair is Bad. The film will premiere ...
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Code Geass: Rozé of the Recapture #5 [rate]
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Seedsow Lullaby Visual Novel Reveals Opening Video, Winter Release Date

Opening video features theme song "Yoru o Koeru" by sola ― The official website for Seedsow Lullaby (Tanetsumi no Uta), the newest game in Aniplex's Aniplex.exe game brand, revealed the game's opening video and winter release date on Sunday. The video features the game's theme song "Yoru o Koeru" (Break Through the Night) by sola. Aniplex.exe is exhibiting the game at its booth at the BitSummit Drift...
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Kamitsubaki City Ensemble Rhythm Game Releases on August 29, Adds PS5, Switch Releases

Kamitsubaki City Regenerate/Virtual Reality visual novel also gets new trailer ― Kamitsubaki Studio, a creative agency specializing in virtual artists such as V.W.P (Muv-Luv Alternative, Cardfight!! Vanguard DivineZ), announced on June 19 that it will release Kamitsubaki City Ensemble (Kamitsubaki-Shi Kyōsō-chū), the rhythm game for its Kamitsubaki City Under Construction (Kamitsubaki-Shi Kensetsu-ch...

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Okinawa de Suki ni Natta Ko ga Hōgen Sugite Tsurasugiru Anime Reveals New Cast, Opening Song Artist, Advance Cut Video, January 2025 Debut

Etsuko Kozakura, Tarusuke Shingaki join cast; Okinawan band HY performs opening theme song ― The staff for the television anime adaptation of Egumi Sora's Okinawa de Suki ni Natta Ko ga Hōgen Sugite Tsurasugiru (The Dialect of the Girl I Fell in Love With in Okinawa is too Difficult to Deal With) manga revealed on Friday two new cast members, the opening theme song artist, an advance cut video, and t...
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Be Forever Yamato: Rebel 3199 Anime Project's 2nd Film Reveals Teaser, November 22 Opening

Kia Asamiya also draws new visual for "Sekijitsu no Shutsugeki" film ― Bandai Namco Filmworks revealed the, teaser trailer, main visual, and November 22 opening date for the second film "Sekijitsu no Shutsugeki" (The Assault of the Burning Sun) of Yamato yo Towa ni: Rebel 3199 (Be Forever Yamato: Rebel 3199), the next project in the Space Battleship Yamato remakes, on Friday. Once again, manga creato...
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North American Anime, Manga Releases, July 14-20

Tomo-chan Is a Girl!, Rascal Does Not Dream of a Sister Venturing Out anime; Captain Momo's Secret Base, Battle Royale: Enforcers manga ship ― Anime Releases Title Publisher Suggested Retail Price Date Fate/Stay Night Unlimited Blade Works BDPlease Sentai Filmworks US$34.98 July 16 Rascal Does Not Dream of a Sister Venturing Out BDCite Crunchyroll US$59.98 July 16 Soul Eater - The Complete Series BDA...
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Arte Manga Ends Soon, Publishes Next Chapter in August

Series enters irregular publishing schedule ― Kei Ohkubo announced on X/Twitter on July 10 that the Arte manga will end in a few chapters. The series will take a break in July, then Tokuma Shoten's Monthly Comic Zenon will publish the next chapter in August. Ohkubo also revealed the manga will enter an irregular release schedule, likely releasing every other month. Comikey publishes the series in En...
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My Instant Death Ability Is So Overpowered Anime Reveals English Dub Cast

David Matranga, Monica Rial, more star in dub on Friday at 1:30 p.m. EDT ― HIDIVE revealed on Thursday the English dub cast for the television anime adaptation of Tsuyoshi Fujitaka's My Instant Death Ability Is So Overpowered (Sokushi Cheat ga Saikyōsugite, Isekai no Yatsura ga marude Aite ni Naranain Desu ga.) light novel series: David Matranga as Yogiri Monica Rial as Tomochika Joanne Bonasso as Mo...
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Senpai is an Otokonoko #3 [rate]
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Ryōma Kitada Launches New Romantic Fantasy Battle Manga

Sakigake no Hanamiko debuts on July 22 ― Kodansha's Magazine Pocket announced on X/Twitter on July 13 that Ryōma Kitada (SUPER HXEROS) will launch a new series titled Sakigake no Hanamiko (Leading Flower Maiden) on the platform on July 22. Kitada describes the series as a romantic comedy in a Japanese-style fantasy battle series. Kitada launched the Yumeochi: Dreaming of Falling For You (Yumeochi: Yu...
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Failure Frame #3 [rate]
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The Café Terrace and Its Goddesses #15 [rate]
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Touhou Hero of Ice Fairy Game Gets Switch Release in 2024

Touhou Project fan game debuted for PC on April 3 ― Phoenixx confirmed on Thursday that it will release GAMEPULSE's Touhou Hero of Ice Fairy fan game for Nintendo Switch in 2024. The company streamed a trailer: The release will support English and Simplified Chinese. The game features an Arcade mode, Practice Mode, and Challenge Mode boss fights. Phoenixx describes the 2D bullet hell action game: Whe...
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Pseudo Harem #3 [rate]

Crunchyroll Updates Branding With Modernized Logo, Font, Glyphs After Passing 14 Million Subscribers

New brand identity rolls out at San Diego Comic-Con on July 25 ― Crunchyroll unveiled on Thursday its updated logo, branding, font, and glyphs. The streaming service also revealed that it has surpassed 14 million subscribers. The new brand identity will begin rolling out at San Diego Comic-Con on July 25. Crunchyroll streamed a video that shows its updated branding: The modernized logo features a bal...
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Unholy Blood Volumes 1-2 Manhwa Review

With attractive art, a couple of good moments of humor, and a decent take on vampire lore, this is a series that's worth checking out – especially if it keeps getting stronger as it goes on. ― There are vampires, and there are vampires, something most lore agrees on. That means there are two distinct types of bloodsucker in plenty of vampire mythos: the original ones, who may well have been born that...
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Ramen Akaneko #3 [rate]
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San Diego Comic-Con Hosts Live-Action Like a Dragon: Yakuza Series Star, Rick and Morty: The Anime Production Team, Others

Also attending: Gou Tanabe, Hitoshi Ariga, Katsuya Terada, former Studio Ghibli production coordinator Hirokatsu Kihara ― Comic-Con International San Diego's programming schedule reveals manga creator Gou Tanabe, manga creator Katsuya Terada, Adult Swim's creative team for the Rick and Morty: The Anime, live-action Like A Dragon: Yakuza series star Ryoma Takeuchi and others from the production, and ...
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I Parry Everything #3 [rate]
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Twilight Out of Focus #3 [rate]
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Mobile Suit Gundam Silver Phantom VR Anime Nominated for Venice Int'l Film Festival

90-minute VR anime nominated in immersive category ― The official website for Bandai Namco Filmworks and virtual reality (VR) production company Atlas V's Mobile Suit Gundam Silver Phantom feature-length VR anime for Meta Quest revealed on Thursday that the Venice International Film Festival has nominated the anime in the immersive category. According to the website, this is the first time that the G...
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Shogakukan's Sho-ComiX Magazine Switches to Monthly, Digital-Only Release

Changes start in magazine's next issue on September 15 ― The issue dated August 15 of Shogakukan's Sho-ComiX magazine, which released on July 12, announced that the magazine will move to a monthly and digital only release starting in its next issue on September 15. Sho-ComiX launched as a supplementary magazine to Shogakukan's Sho-Comi magazine in 2019, and releases every 15th of the odd-numbered mon...
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This Week in Anime - Caught Up in this Season's Whirlwind of Romance Anime

This week, Lucas and Nick sit down to talk about the surprisingly vast number of romance anime this season—and struggle to decide which are actually worth watching. ― This week, Lucas and Nick sit down to talk about the surprisingly vast number of romance anime this season—and struggle to decide which are actually worth watching. Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed by the participants in th...
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Naoko Kodama's Usotsuki Hanayome to Dōsei Kekkon-ron Manga Ends

Manga launched in September 2023 ― The September issue of Ichijinsha's Comic Yuri Hime magazine published the final chapter of Naoko Kodama's Usotsuki Hanayome to Dōsei Kekkon-ron (Lying Brides and Same Sex Marriage Theory) on Thursday. The manga's story begins with Rei Shigisawa, a lesbian career woman who is fed up with catering to the whims of heterosexuals when same-sex marriage will likely not b...
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Days With My Stepsister #3 [rate]
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Young King Bull Magazine Changes to Bimonthly Schedule

Magazine's new schedule will have new releases on 1st, 3rd Monday of each month ― The August issue of Shonengahosha's Young King BULL magazine revealed on July 4 that the magazine will switch to a bimonthly schedule, publishing a new issue on the first and third Monday of every month. The first issue of the magazine under the new schedule will be on August 5. /重大発表!!!!!!\ヤングキングBULL隔週刊化!!!8月に迎える創刊6周年に...
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UsoNatsu Yuri Visual Novel Gets Mini-Series Manga

Rococo draws manga launching on August 17 ― The September issue of Ichijinsha's Comic Yuri Hime magazine revealed on Thursday that game developer LYCORIS' yuri visual novel UsoNatsu ~The Summer Romance Bloomed From A Lie~ (Uso kara Hajimaru Koi no Natsu) is inspiring a manga mini-series adaptation titled Uso kara Hajimaru Koi no Natsu -squall- that will launch in the magazine's next issue on August 1...
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Shadows House Manga Enters Final Arc, Goes on Hiatus

Manga will resume on August 22 ― This year's 33rd issue of Shueisha's Weekly Young Jump magazine revealed on Thursday that manga creator duo so-ma-to's Shadows House manga has entered its final arc as of the end of its 200th chapter. The manga will also go on hiatus due to author so-ma-to's illness, and will resume in the magazine's 38th issue on August 22. Yen Press is releasing the manga in English...
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Mahō Tsukai ni Narenakatta Onna no Ko no Hanashi Anime Reveals 2 New Cast Members

Yukiya Hayashi, Chiaki Kobayashi join cast of October anime ― The official website for the television anime of Yuzuki Akasaka's Mahō Tsukai ni Narenakatta Onna no Ko no Hanashi (The Story of the Girl Who Couldn't Become a Wizard) novel revealed two new cast members on Thursday. Yukiya Hayashi as Asuka Kurumaru, a new, fashionista student at Letran Magic School who aspires to be a designer Chiaki Koba...
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Trillion Game Anime Features Kazuki Kedōin in 4th Character Video

Hiroki Tōchi voices character in anime debuting in October ― Kadokawa revealed the fourth character promotional video for the television anime of Riichirou Inagaki and Ryōichi Ikegami's Trillion Game manga on Thursday. The video features the character Kazuki Kedōin, voiced by Hiroki Tōchi. The anime's staff will release character videos for five consecutive weeks. The staff also revealed that Shion W...
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No Longer Allowed In Another World Casts Yoshitsugu Matsuoka, Katsuyuki Konishi

Matsuoka, Konishi's characters to appear in show's 3rd episode ― Kadokawa revealed two more cast for the television anime of Hiroshi Noda and Takahiro Wakamatsu's No Longer Allowed In Another World (Isekai Shikkaku) manga on Thursday. The two characters will appear in the third episode. Yoshitsugu Matsuoka as Kōtarō Katsuyuki Konishi as Tuxedo Man The anime's staff also revealed that it will have a s...
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Acro Trip Anime Reveals Key Visual, 3 More Cast, Opening, Ending Songs & Artists

Showtaro Morikubo, Miharu Hanai, Chiharu Sawashiro join cast of October anime ― Happinet revealed the key visual, additional cast, and the opening and ending theme songs and artists for the television anime of Yone Sawata's Acro Trip manga on Wednesday. The newly announced cast are (character name romanizations are not confirmed): Showtaro Morikubo as Baryū Ōmizo, president of a famous local company ...
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Yanmar's Miru: Paths To My Future Original Anime Project Debuts as 5-Episode Series in Early 2025

Omnibus series' synopsis also revealed ― Machinery manufacturer Yanmar Holdings announced on Thursday that its original anime project Miru will now have the title Miru: Paths To My Future. The anime will air as a five-episode omnibus series in early 2025 (in Japanese the announcement specifies spring). Yanmar Holdings will provide details about a global release once confirmed. Yanmar Holdings describ...
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Suicide Squad ISEKAI #6 [rate]

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Karin Anzai's 'It Takes More than a Pretty Face to Fall in Love' Manga Listed With Live-Action Film

Series launched in 2020 ― Hakusensha's listing of this year's 16th issue of its Hana to Yume magazine on Thursday shows the issue's cover art. According to the listing, a live-action film of Karin Anzai's It Takes More than a Pretty Face to Fall in Love (Kao Dake ja Suki ni Narimasen) manga has been green-lit. Comikey publishes the series in English and describes the story: Sana Chiken loves good-lo...
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Rowing Club Anime Film 'Give It All' Reveals Trailer, Visual

Trailer features Boku ga Mitakatta Aozora's theme song "Sorairo no Mizushibuki" ― The official X (formerly Twitter) account for Give It All, the theatrical anime of Yoshiko Shikimura's Ganbatte Ikimasshoi novel, unveiled a new full trailer and main visual for the film on Thursday. The trailer reveals and previews the film's theme song "Sorairo no Mizushibuki" (Sky-Colored Water Splash) by idol group ...
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The ANN Aftershow - The BEST Anime Premieres of Summer 2024

This week, we're going to dive into the best premieres of the new anime season, give you a hefty news update from Anime Expo, and probably go on at least two (2) side tangents! ― The BEST Anime Premieres of Summer 2024 Welcome back to the ANN After Show! This week, we're going to dive into the best premieres of the new anime season, give you a hefty news update from Anime Expo, and probably go on at...
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Oshi no Ko Season 2 ‒ SEASON PREMIERE

It's a record-scratch moment when Abiko-sensei requests a total rewrite. Episode two justifies her request and offers sympathy to creators navigating a telephone game of indirect communication.
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Masaya Tsunamoto, Isao Tanishima Launches Manga Featuring Characters From Their Mr. CB Soccer Manga

Special project manga Atlanta 1996 teases Olympics story, launches on July 23 ― This year's 15th issue of Akita Shoten's Young Champion magazine revealed on July 9 that author Masaya Tsunamoto and illustrator Isao Tanishima will launch a special manga project titled Atlanta 1996, featuring the characters from their Mr. CB soccer manga, in the magazine's next issue on July 23. The special project mang...
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Super Peace Busters Team's Fureru Anime Film's Video Shows Cast Voicing Scene

Poster visual unveiled for October 4 film ― The official website for Fureru., the new original anime film from the Super Peace Busters creative team, unveiled a video showing the main cast dubbing a scene, poster visual, and original soundtrack's October 4 debut. The video shows both the cast behind the scenes and the scene they are voicing: The film's main characters are all childhood friends, and i...
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How to Train Your Devil's Tonchi Kataoka Launches New Manga

Shūen no Majo to Sekai no Tabi debuted on July 9 ― The August issue of Kodansha's Bessatsu Shonen Magazine revealed on July 9 that How to Train Your Devil artist Tonchi Kataoka launched a new series titled Shūen no Majo to Sekai no Tabi (The Witch of the End and The Journey Around the World), with the second chapter publishing in the September issue on August 8. The first chapter is available on Koda...
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Spice & Wolf: merchant meets the wise wolf ‒ Episode 16

As painful as this fight is, it expertly exhibits the psychological richness that attracted me to Spice & Wolf in the first place
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Naoko Yamada, Science Saru's The Colors Within Film Gets Manga Adaptation

Sanami Suzuki launched adaptation on Comic Newtype on Tuesday The Kajiki Chef: Divine Cuisine (Kajiki no Ryōrinin) artist Sanami Suzuki launched a manga adaptation of The Colors Within (Kimi no Iro), the new anime feature film by Science SARU and director Naoko Yamada (K-ON!, The Heike Story, A Silent Voice), on Kadokawa's Comic Newtype platform on Tuesday. The story centers on a Totsuko, a high sc...
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Viz Media Screens World Premiere of New Ranma 1/2 Anime at Anime NYC on August 24 (Updated)

Convention to also host composer kensuke ushio, producer Hiroyuki Aoi, voice actor Natsuki Hanae ― The staff for this year's Anime NYC event announced on Wednesday that Viz Media and Hot Topic will screen the world premiere of the new anime of Rumiko Takahashi's Ranma 1/2 manga at the convention. The first episode will screen on August 24 at the Sakura Stage at 2:30 p.m. EDT. The convention staff als...
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Manga UP! Global Launches Backyard Junk Universe Anthology in English

Collection features Takuji Katō's Her Regretful Days of Killing Time, Magical Girl Akirara ☆, more ― Manga Up! Global added Takuji Katō's Backyard Junk Universe manga anthology in English last Friday. The collection features several of the creator's works originally published on X/Twitter. The anthology includes the following one-shot manga: "Her Regretful Days of Killing Time" "Magical Girl Akirara...
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Shy Season 2 ‒ SEASON PREMIERE

Teru's antics reassure us that we can all accomplish great things, even if the thought of ordering pizza over the phone makes us want to curl up in the fetal position.
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Transformers One Animated Prequel Film Reveals Japanese Dub Trailer, Cast

Yuichi Nakamura, Subaru Kimura, Ryōhei Kimura, Tesshō Genda star in Japanese dub ― Paramount Pictures announced the Japanese cast for Transformers One, the new animated film prequel to the Transformers franchise, during a special broadcast on Tuesday. The company also released a trailer previewing the Japanese dub. The Japanese dub cast for the film includes: Yuichi Nakamura as Optimus Prime Subaru K...
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Komi Can't Communicate Manga Enters Final Arc

Final arc begins on July 24 ― This year's 34th issue of Shogakukan's Shonen Sunday magazine announced on Wednesday that Tomohito Oda's Komi Can't Communicate (Comi-san wa Comyushō desu.) manga will enter its final arc in the next issue on July 24. Viz Media is releasing the manga in English, and it describes the story: Timid Tadano is a total wallflower, and that's just the way he likes it. But all ...
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Twilight Out of Focus Boys-Love TV Anime Reveals English Dub Cast, Premiere

Eduardo Vildasol, Joshua Waters, Ben Stegmair, Rudy Lopez star in dub on Thursday ― Crunchyroll revealed on Wednesday that it will stream the English dub for the television anime of Jyanome's Twilight Out of Focus (Tasogare Out Focus) BL manga series on Thursday. The dub cast includes: Eduardo Vildasol as Mao Joshua Waters as Hisashi Ben Stegmair as Giichi Rudy Lopez as Runa/Teru Additional voices in...
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4th Live-Action Kingdom Film Opens at #1, Look Back Anime Film Drops to #2

2024 Anpanman film drops to #3, 3rd Code Geass: Rozé of the Recapture film to #9 Kingdom: Taishogun no Kikan (Return of the General), the fourth live-action Kingdom film, opened at #1 at the Japanese Box Office on Friday. The film sold 1,065,000 tickets and earned 1.629 billion yen (about US$10.28 million) in its first three days. The film sold 1.46 million tickets in its first four days, including...
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Famicom Detective Club Series Gets New Emio – The Smiling Man Game for Switch

Video streamed for 1st new game in series in 35 years ― Nintendo announced on Wednesday that it will release a new game in the Famicom Detective Club (Famicom Tantei Club) series titled Emio – The Smiling Man: Famicom Detective Club for Nintendo Switch on August 29. The company streamed a video for the game featuring commentary by producer Yoshio Sakamoto, who also designed the original games: This i...
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Gannibal Manga Volume 1 Review

This rollercoaster of a horror manga is a genuinely exciting page-turner by the last stretch of the volume ― A gruesome horror series whose English release was originally funded via Kickstarter, Gannibal is the definition of "niche." That's the sort of specially targeted appeal that's looked forward to by fans of any good gore. However, the pacing of horror is also paramount to paying it off in execu...
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Sengoku Youko #14 [rate]
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Look Back Anime Film Tops 1 Billion Yen

Film has sold over 590,000 tickets since opening on June 28 ― The anime film of Chainsaw Man creator Tatsuki Fujimoto's "Look Back" one-shot manga topped 1 billion yen (about US$6 million) after 19 days at the Japanese box office. The film has sold over 590,000 tickets. The film opened in theaters in Japan on June 28. It ranked at #2 in terms of ticket sales (but #1 in weekend earnings) in its openin...
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Love Is Indivisible by Twins #2 [rate]
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Oshi no Ko #14 [rate]
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Alya Sometimes Hides Her Feelings in Russian #3 [rate]
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Digimon Adventure Anime 25th Anniversary Promo Video to Feature New Scenes Showing Original Characters Meeting Digimon Partners

Special promo video debuts on August 1 ― The staff for the 25th anniversary Digimon Adventure anime promotional video revealed on Wednesday that the upcoming video will feature new scenes that show how the other six initial main characters other than Taichi (Tai) met their Digimon partners during the events of the first episode. The official Digimon Partners YouTube channel began streaming a commerci...
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Our Last Crusade or the Rise of a New World #2 [rate]
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The Strongest Magician in the Demon Lord's Army was a Human #4 [rate]
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Kinokoinu - Mushroom Pup Anime's Teaser Unveils Main Cast, Staff

Daiki Kobayashi, Yūto Uemura star in fall anime ― The staff for the television anime of Kimama Aoboshi's Kinokoinu - Mushroom Pup manga unveiled the anime's teaser promotional video, main cast, and staff on Wednesday. The anime's staff also revealed two versions of its teaser visual: "Encounter at the Snow Willow Garden" version "Where are you from?" version The anime stars: Daiki Kobayashi as Kinoko...

New Ranma 1/2 Anime Reveals Returning & New Cast, Staff, October 5 Debut in 1st Trailer

Artist ano to perform opening theme song ― A live stream on the official X (formerly Twitter) account for the new anime of Rumiko Takahashi's Ranma 1/2 manga revealed the anime's new and returning cast, staff, and October 5 premiere in its first trailer on Wednesday. The live stream also revealed that artist Ano will perform the anime's opening theme song. The anime's staff also revealed the key visu...
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Yashiro's Shiro Buta Kizoku desu ga Zense no Kioku ga Haeta node Hiyoko na Otōto Sodatemasu Light Novel Gets TV Anime

Story of an aristocrat's eldest son raising his half-brother to prevent future assassination launched in 2018 ― TO Books revealed on Wednesday that Yashiro's Shiro Buta Kizoku desu ga Zense no Kioku ga Haeta node Hiyoko na Otōto Sodatemasu (I'm a White Pig Aristocrat, But I Regained My Memoried from My Previous Life, So I'm Raising a Younger Brother) light novel series will get a television anime ada...
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1st American Manga Awards Announces Nominees

Ceremony celebrating manga creators, publishers slated in NYC on August 22 ― Japan Society and Anime NYC announced the nominees for the first American Manga Awards on Tuesday. The award categories and their respective nominees are as follows: Best New Manga The Darwin Incident by Shun Umezawa #DRCL midnight children by Shin'ichi Sakamoto Just Like Mona Lisa by Tsumuji Yoshimura Mothers by Umi Kusahar...

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Live-Action Chaser Game W Series Gets 2nd Season in September

New season follows Itsuki's on-again-off-again relationship with her boss Fuyu in game industry ― TV Tokyo announced on Wednesday that Chaser Game W, the second live-action series based on CyberConnect2 President and CEO Hiroshi Matsuyama's Chaser Game manga, will get a second season that will premiere on TV Tokyo, TV Osaka, TV Aichi, and TV Setouchi on September 19. The new season is tentatively tit...
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Level 5's Jeanne d'Arc Game Launches for PS Plus on PS5, PS4

RPG launched for PS Plus Extra/Premium members on Tuesday ― Sony announced that Level 5's Jeanne d'Arc game has launched for PlayStation Plus Extra and Premium Members for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 on Tuesday. This marks the game's first release in Europe. The company describes the game: Enter the 15th century, as France and England battle during the Hundred Years' War. A mysterious and powerfu...
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1987 Ultraman: The Adventure Begins Animated Film Screens at G-Fest with New English Dub

Film gets Blu-ray, DVD release in 2025 ― Film news website Collider reported on July 9 that the Ultraman USA (Ultraman: The Adventure Begins) animated film would screen at this year's G-Fest event. The film was screened with a new English dub on Saturday. It was also announced that Mill Creek Entertainment will release the film on Blu-ray and DVD in 2025. Ultraman USA is an animated film collaboratio...
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Power Rangers Gets Crossover Comic With Usagi Yojimbo

No turtles of the teenage variety in this crossover ― Among American comics fans, a fan favorite character is Stan Sakai's Usagi Yojimbo. Based on the historical figure Miyamoto Musashi, the anthropomorphized rabbit has captured the imaginations of comic readers. However, one of the character's breakout appearances was in the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1987) episodes "Usagi Yojimbo" and "Usagi Com...
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Code Geass: Rozé of the Recapture ‒ Episodes 3-4

It no longer feels like it's aping its predecessor but rather has a story and identity of its own. And all it needed to do was spend some time on character beats!
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Yodokawa's Monthly in the Garden with My Landlord Manga Ends in Next Chapter on August 13

Manga launched in 2021 ― Kadokawa's Comic Newtype web manga site revealed on July 9 that Yodokawa's Monthly in the Garden with My Landlord (Maitsuki Niwatsuki Ōyatsuki) manga will end in its 31st chapter on August 13. Yen Press licensed the manga and will release the third volume in English on August 20. Yen Press describes the story: Asako Suga needs a change to get over her recent breakup and decid...
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Nintendo Switch Online Adds 3 Densetsu no Starfy Games

Game Boy Advance titles Densetsu no Starfy, Densetsu no Starfy 2, Densetsu no Starfy 3 were previously only available in Japan ― Nintendo announced on Friday that it has added the Densetsu no Starfy, Densetsu no Starfy 2, and Densetsu no Starfy 3 games for its Nintendo Switch Online subscribers in the west. The games were previously only available in Japan. Densetsu no Starfy launched for the Game B...
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Sakuna: Of Rice And Ruin ‒ SEASON PREMIERE

So far, I'm not too confident how strong a show this will be, but it's certainly nice to look at, and it's got the potential to be a decent slow-burner.
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My Hero Academia, Kaiju No. 8, Berserk Manga Rank on NYT July Bestseller List

Kōhei Horikoshi's My Hero Academia, Naoya Matsumoto's Kaiju No. 8, Kentarou Miura's Berserk Deluxe, Gege Akutami's Jujutsu Kaisen, and Tatsuki Fujimoto's Chainsaw Man manga ranked on The New York Times' monthly Graphic Books and Manga bestseller list released in early July. The manga on this month's list includes: #2: Kōhei Horikoshi's My Hero Academia volume 38 #5: Naoya Matsumoto's Kaiju No. 8 ...
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My Hero Academia Ranks #1 in U.S. Monthly Bookscan June List

16 manga including Kaiju no. 8, Berserk, Jujutsu Kaisen, Chainsaw Man, One Piece, Demon Slayer, SPY x FAMILY make list ― Kohei Horikoshi's My Hero Academia manga ranked at #1 on Circana BookScan's Top 20 adult graphic novels list for June. This month's list featured 16 manga volumes, including: #1 — Kohei Horikoshi's My Hero Academia volume 38 #2 — Naoya Matsumoto's Kaiju No. 8 volume 10 #3 — Kentar...
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K Manga Licenses Ao Hatesaka's GALAXIAS for Simulpub

New chapters publish on Tuesday simultaneously with Japanese release ― Kodansha's K Manga announced on X/Twitter on Tuesday that it has licensed Ao Hatesaka's GALAXIAS manga for simulpub on the platform. The first chapter debuted on Tuesday, and the website will publish new chapters on Tuesdays. K Manga describes the story: It's been ten years since the assassination of the Dragon King, the land's mo...
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Narenare -Cheer for you!- ‒ SEASON PREMIERE

This show has a lot of promise, and while it’s hard to say how much it’ll live up to all that, what we’ve seen so far gives me hope that this could come out as strong as PA Works’ other dramas.
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365 Days to the Wedding's Tamiki Wakaki Launches New Manga on August 5

Wakaki to launch Yoshida Lemon Drops manga about 2 Kyoto University students ― This year's 33rd issue of Shogakukan's Weekly Big Comic Spirits revealed on Friday that Tamiki Wakaki will launch a new manga titled Yoshida Lemon Drops in the magazine's combined 36th and 37th issue, which is scheduled for release on August 5. The romantic comedy manga centers on a phobic Kyoto University student, whose o...
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Tasuketsu - Fate of the Majority #3 [rate]
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VTuber Legend: How I Went Viral after Forgetting to Turn Off My Stream ‒ SEASON PREMIERE

If you enjoy the general spectacle of goofy anime girls hanging out, you can probably have fun with VTuber Legend even if you're not deep into the streaming sphere.
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9 R.I.P. Visual Novel Launches in English on October 15

Limited Edition includes artbook, audio drama, other physical merchandise ― Idea Factory International announced on Monday that the supernatural visual novel 9 R.I.P.'s English release will launch for Nintendo Switch on October 15. The English version will launch physically and digitally for Nintendo Switch. The Limited Edition includes: Hardcover art book with short stories and walkthrough Audio dra...
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'Cherry Magic! Thirty Years of Virginity Can Make You a Wizard?!' Anime Gets English Dub

All 12 dubbed episodes stream on Crunchyroll on Wednesday ― Crunchyroll announced on Tuesday that it will stream an English dub for the television anime adaptation of Yuu Toyota's Cherry Magic! Thirty Years of Virginity Can Make You a Wizard?! (30-sai Dōtei da to Mahō Tsukai ni Nareru Rashii) manga. All 12 dubbed episodes will begin streaming on Wednesday. The English cast includes: Daman Mills as Ad...
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My Deer Friend Nokotan ‒ SEASON PREMIERE

Is there truly no clearer way to comedy than to do things odd with these great antlered beasts? Perchance.
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Taiko no Tatsujin Game Comes to U.S. Arcades in November

Arcade machines debuted in Japan in 2001 ― Bandai Namco Entertainment revealed during the "Taiko no Tatsujin Donda-! Sekaiichi Kettai-sen Kessho Taikai" (Taiko no Tatsujin World Championship 2024 Finals) livestream on Monday that the Taiko no Tatsujin arcade game will come to U.S. arcades beginning in November (portion of video begins at around 6:38:18 below). The arcade version of the games debuted ...
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Solo Leveling Manhwa Gets Sequel on August 1

Artist JIN (REDICE Studio) draws Solo Leveling Ragnarok sequel manhwa ― The official X (formerly Twitter) account of Kakao Page revealed on Monday that writer Chugong and the late artist DUBU'S (REDICE Studio) Solo Leveling manhwa will get a sequel series titled Solo Leveling Ragnarok, which will launch on the Webtoon services on August 1. JIN, also from REDICE Studio, is the new artist for the serie...
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Mayonaka Punch ‒ SEASON PREMIERE

For better or worse, YouTube is a part of our collective culture, and Mayonaka Punch is firmly aware of the better and especially the worse.
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Aikatsu! Franchise Gets New Aikatsu Academy! Project

Debut live performance for Mieru Himeno, Mamiru Meh, Parin Wao streams on July 27 ― A new official website opened on Tuesday to announce Aikatsu Academy!, a new project in the Aikatsu! franchise. The project stars three new characters who enroll in Aikatsu Academy to become top idols: Mieru Himeno, Mamiru Meh, and Parin Wao. The project's official YouTube channel will stream the characters' debut liv...
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Your Lie in April: The Musical

From paid-up Your Lie in April fans to complete outsiders to anime, judging by the noisy goodwill on press night, the crossover audience may come. ― It's a trend now; no fewer than three major stage productions in London are based on anime or manga. But the newest, Your Lie in April: The Musical at the Harold Pinter Theatre (sic) off Leicester Square, is different. That's partly because it is a music...
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One Piece ‒ Episode 1112

We essentially get two fights for the price of one, though, because we see Shanks’ vision of Eustass’ attack hitting the Red Hair pirates and obliterating the fleet outright.
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No Longer Allowed In Another World #2 [rate]
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Nintama Rantaro Anime Film's 2nd Teaser Trailer Reveals December 20 Opening

Visuals unveiled for 1st anime film in franchise in 13 years ― The official website for Gekijо̄-ban Nintama Rantaro Dokutake Ninja-tai Saikyо̄ no Gunshi (Nintama Rantaro the Movie: The Dokutake Ninja Team's Strongest Strategist), the first anime film in the Nintama Rantaro anime franchise in 13 years, unveiled on Tuesday the second teaser trailer, visual, character visuals, and December 20 opening. T...
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The Magical Girl and The Evil Lieutenant Used to Be Archenemies #2 [rate]
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This Week in Anime - Isekai Fans Are Eating Good This Season

Chris and Steve do the seasonal isekai anime gauntlet and find that summer's is looking exceptionally good in another world. ― Chris and Steve do the seasonal isekai anime gauntlet and find that summer's is looking exceptionally good in another world. Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed by the participants in this chatlog are not the views of Anime News Network.Spoiler Warning for discussio...
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Studio Doga Kobo Produces The Shiunji Family Children Anime

Anime to reveal more production details soon ― Kadokawa announced that animation studio Doga Kobo (Alya Sometimes Hides Her Feelings in Russian, Jellyfish Can't Swim in the Night, Oshi no Ko seasons 1 and 2) is in charge with the animation production for the television anime adaptation of Reiji Miyajima's The Shiunji Family Children (Shiunji-ke no Kodomo-tachi) manga, on Tuesday. Kadokawa also reveal...
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Transformers One Animated Prequel Film's Sneak Peek Video Streamed

Film premieres on September 20 ― Nickelodeon's official YouTube channel started streaming the official sneak peek video for Transformers One, the new animated film prequel to the Transformers franchise, on Sunday. The video debuted during the Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards 2024 on Saturday. The film will open on September 20 following another delay. The film was initially announced for a July 19 ope...
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Tekken 8 Game's 2nd DLC Character Lidia Sobieska Launches on July 25

Returning character from Tekken 7 launches on early access on July 22 ― Bandai Namco Entertainment announced the release date for its Tekken 8 game's second DLC character Lidia Sobieska (a returning character from Tekken 7) at its Tekken Talks event on Friday. The character will launch on early access on July 22 and release officially on July 25. The company is streaming a new trailer with additional...
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