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Event Report: Anime Fest 2019 at New York Comic-Con

Reedpop's attempt to build an anime convention alongside New York Comic-Con was met with mixed reviews last year - so how'd it go this year? Rachel Kelly has the details. ― I'm the kind of person who likes to give others the benefit of the doubt. That's why I tried to find the positives in last year's first ever Anime Fest @ NYCC, even though it was poorly received by many attendees and vendors. All ...
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This Week in Anime - Why Dr. Stone's Village Arc is The Best Yet

The series' Village Arc introduces an array of outlandish allies and villains and Nick and Steve are here to break down why we can't help but love this edutainment anime. ― Dr. Stone has taken his science up a notch as our boy Senku continues his quest to build a kingdom Albert Einstein would be proud of. The series' Village Arc introduces an array of outlandish allies and villains and Nick and Stev...
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Amber Silhouette E-book 1

Rebecca Silverman has the details on this spooky classic shoujo manga from the 1990s, following a maid in a gothic castle. ― Readers of Harlequin's line of manga adaptations of their romance novels may recognize Chieko Hara's name and art style from her work for them, but she's much more than just an adaptor of light romance fiction. Hara debuted in 1976 alongside other shoujo manga greats like Riyok...
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Tokyo Chronos Giveaway

The team behind VR game Tokyo Chronos is giving away posters to lucky ANN readers. ― About 15 hours of playtime, one of the most popular VR games in Japan! The team behind Tokyo Chronos is giving away one game poster each to three winners! Uncover the secrets of Shibuya and escape from this deserted world! The Original VR Mystery Visual Novel Tokyo Chronos is now available on Oculus Rift, Oculus Go,...
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Weathering With You Exhibit is a Tribute to the Film's Entire Production Team

Makoto Shinkai is regarded as something of an auteur in the anime film space, and while he definitely involves himself heavily in every part of the production of his films, from the scripts to the storyboards to the visuals, gone are his Voices of a Distant Star days where he animated everything by himself. His latest works are only made possible through the efforts of a large team, and this is so...
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Manga Artist Daijiro Morohoshi, Photographer Kenji Satō Hold Joint Exhibit in Shibuya Tower Records

Shibuya Tower Records is holding an exhibit for the award-winning manga artist Daijiro Morohoshi and photographer Kenji Satō from September 14 to October 14. Morohoshi is well known for creating manga based on folklore like Saiyū Yōenden (The Monkey King and other Chinese Legends) and the Yōkai Hunter series. In 2018, his manga compilation Morohoshi Daijirō Gekijō (Daijiro Morohoshi Theater) won t...
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Shaft Makes TV Anime for Azone's Assault Lily Doll Franchise

This Ugly Yet Beautiful World's Shouji Saeki helms anime about girls training to protect Earth ― The official Twitter account for the Assault Lily Project announced on Sunday that the studio SHAFT is producing the new television anime Assault Lily Bouquet. The Assault Lily Project is a mixed-media franchise based on 1/12-scale action dolls and figures conceived by the doll maker Azone International a...
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King of Prism Franchise Reveals New Anime Film, 2nd Stage Play Projects

King of Prism All Stars: Prism Show Best 10 opens in Japan on January 10 ― The King of Prism spinoff franchise announced on Sunday that a new film titled King of Prism All Stars: Prism Show Best 10 will open in Japan on January 10. The anime will star: Junta Terashima as Shin Ichijō Sōma Saitō as Yukinojō Tachibana Tasuku Hatanaka as Taiga Kōgami Taku Yashiro as Kakeru Jūōin Masashi Igarashi as Minat...
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New Guilty Gear Game's Trailer Previews Axl Low

Playable demo with 6 characters to be at ArcRevo America 2019 event in mid-November ― Arc System Works revealed a new trailer for its new Guilty Gear game on Sunday. The trailer previews the previously revealed returning character Axl Low. The video also reveals that the ArcRevo America 2019 event in California on November 16-17 will have a playable demo of the game with the characters Sol Badguy, Ky...
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Silent Hill Franchise Gets New Entry in Form of Slot Machine

New video slot cabinet debuts at Las Vegas event on October 15-17 ― Konami Gaming Inc. announced on October 8 that it is developing a Silent Hill video slot cabinet. The company announced the machine ahead of the Global Gaming Expo (G2E) event in Las Vegas on October 15-17. The event will debut the cabinet with what it calls a "for-wager slot experience." The above video advertises that the slot mach...
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Sword Art Online: Alicization - War of Underworld Anime Listed With 23 Episodes

― The official website for the Sword Art Online: Alicization - War of Underworld anime is listing that the anime will have eight home video releases with 23 total episodes. The first four home video releases will ship once a month from December through March 2020, and the latter four home video releases will ship once a month from June through September 2020. The anime premiered on Saturday, althoug...
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Celestial Method Anime's New Episode Streams on YouTube

Marika Kōno voices new character Carol ― The official Twitter account for the Celestial Method television anime series announced on Friday that it has released the the previously announced new episode for the anime on YouTube. The episode is titled "Mō Hitotsu no Onegai" (One More Wish), and serves as the 17th episode of the overall anime. Producer Takayuki Nagatani stated on Twitter on October 8 tha...

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Fire Force ‒ Episode 12

The neat fight scene isn't enough to draw back from the episode's sloppiness, which extends beyond simply taking too long to get Shinmon back on Company 8's side again.
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Voice Actress Sora Tokui to Direct Short Movie Based on Award-Winning Short Story

Tokidoki, Nemurenai Yoru ni by Yōichirō to get short film in early 2020 ― Voice actress, singer, and manga artist Sora Tokui will be debuting as a director on a short movie based on the Sora Tokui Prize winner Tokidoki, Nemurenai Yoru ni (Sometimes, On Those Sleepless Nights) by Yōichirō. The visual adaptation is scheduled for an early 2020 release. The theme of the story is "A female teen who cannot...
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4th One Piece Campaign to Revitalize Kumamoto Prefecture Distributes 'Hi no Kuni' Leaflets

One Piece started a campaign in 2016 to revitalize the Kumamoto Prefecture after it was badly damaged by earthquakes. The latest move is to establish statues of the Straw Hat Pirates throughout the prefecture distribute leaflets showing their locations, along with information regarding the disaster-affected regions. This phase of the project is called the "Hi no Kuni Restoration Arc." ('Hi no Kuni...
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Doraemon Ukiyo-e Print Reimagines Hiroshige's Sudden Shower over Shin-Ōhashi bridge and Atake

Collab Japan opened preorders for a new Doraemon ukiyo-e print on Monday. The design is based on Hiroshige's Sudden Shower over Shin-Ōhashi bridge and Atake print from the One Hundred Famous Views of Edo series. Doraemon, Nobita and other characters are stand-ins for the men and women caught in the rain in the original. The 1857 masterpiece was even replicated by Vincent van Gogh. Only 300 prints ...
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Galaxy Express 999 Teams Up With Shinkalion Anime Film

Galaxy Express 999 is teaming up with the Shinkalion film to sell novelty goods. The key visual for the collaboration (shown right) is drawn in a retro anime art style, reminiscent of Galaxy Express 999. A popup store selling badges and key holders will operate in the Ikebukuro Parco department store in Tokyo and in Osaka's Nanba Marui store from October 11 to 30. The stores will also sell other S...
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Black Clover ‒ Episode 104

"I've liked this arc more than most because its premise forces the show to let interesting character dynamics carry most of the burden, but this episode collapses under Black Clover's worst qualities."
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Gorgeous Carat's You Higuri Launches New Manga

New historical romance manga launches on October 16 ― The official website for Akita Shoten's Princess Gold magazine is listing that You Higuri will launch a new historical romance manga titled Gizoku to Toraware no Himegimi (The Chivalrous Thief and the Captured Princess) in the magazine's November issue on October 16. Amazon's listing of the magazine, however, is listing the manga with the title Cr...
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My Hero Academia Anime's 4th Season Listed With 25 Episodes

― The official website for the fourth season of the My Hero Academia anime is listing that the anime will have six home video releases for a total of 25 episodes (episodes 64 through 88 of the overall anime). The anime premiered in Japan on Saturday, although in some regions the show did not air on NTV due to emergency broadcasting due to Typhoon Hagibis (Typhoon 19). The new season covers the manga...
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My Hero Academia Anime's Season 4 Premiere Delayed on NTV in Some Regions Due to Typhoon

Detective Conan, Doraemon, Shin-chan, Sword Art Online also do not air in some areas ― The official Twitter account for the My Hero Academia anime announced on Saturday that due to emergency reporting on Typhoon Hagibis (Typhoon 19), the first episode of the anime's fourth season did not air in some regions on NTV as planned on Saturday at 5:30 p.m. JST. The anime still aired on YTV, which is broadca...
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Karuna Kujō Hints at 'Part 2' for Aphorism Manga

Do Aphorism, manga franchise's "Part 1.5," ended on Saturday ― The November issue of Square Enix's Monthly Shonen Gangan magazine on Saturday asked fans to look forward to a "Part 2" for Karuna Kujō's Do Aphorism (Bow and Arrow Aphorism) manga. The October issue of Monthly Shonen Gangan had stated last month that the manga would have its final chapter in the November issue, but what the November issu...
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Hiro Aikawa's Mikami-sensei's Way of Love Manga Gets Side-Story Chapter

Manga's main story ended on Saturday ― The November issue of Kodansha's Bessatsu Friend magazine revealed on Saturday that Hiro Aikawa's Mikami-sensei's Way of Love (Mikami-sensei no Aishikata) manga will have a side-story chapter in the magazine's January issue on December 13. Additionally, the January issue will reveal the release date of the manga's eighth and final volume. The manga's main story ...
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Hawai'i Int'l Film Festival to Screen Weathering With You, Ride Your Wave Films

Film festival to be held from November 7-24 ― The 39th annual Hawai'i International Film Festival (HIFF) announced on Friday it will screen Makoto Shinkai's Weathering With You film as its closing film on November 17. Additionally, the festival will screen Masaaki Yuasa's Ride Your Wave film on November 10, 13, and 24. The event will take place on Oahu from November 7-17, and then on Big Island, Kaua...
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Studio DEEN to Co-Produce Sailor Moon Eternal 2-Part Anime Film Project With Toei

― The official website for Bishōjo Senshi Sailor Moon Eternal (Pretty Guardians Sailor Moon Eternal The MOVIE), a new two-part anime film project for Sailor Moon, opened on Thursday, and is listing that Studio DEEN is animating the film alongside Toei Animation. The first film will open in Japan in 2020. Original manga creator Naoko Takeuchi is credited with the original work and with supervision. C...
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Mewhan Performs Theme Song for Super Shiro Anime Shorts

Masaaki Yuasa directs 48-episode series of 5-minute shorts ― The official Twitter account for Super Shiro, an anime spinoff of the Crayon Shin-chan franchise, announced on Friday that singer-songwriter Mewhan will perform the theme song for the show. The anime will debut on October 14 debut on the AbemaTV and Video Pass streaming services. The anime will have a total of 48 five-minute episodes The co...
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3rd New Hozuki's Coolheadedness Original Anime DVD Slated for August 21

― Amazon is listing that the 31st volume of Natsumi Eguchi's Hozuki's Coolheadedness (Hozuki no Reitetsu) manga, which will bundle the third of a new three-part original anime DVD (OAD) series, will ship on August 21. The volume was previously scheduled with a general 2020 release. The first OAD shipped with the manga's 29th volume on September 20, and the second OAD will ship with the 30th volume o...
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Haikyu!! Manga Takes 1-Week Break So Author Can Do Research

― This year's 46th issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine revealed on Saturday that Haruichi Furudate's Haikyu!! manga will take a one-week break next week so the author can perform research. The chapter in the 46th issue also stated on Saturday that the manga is entering a new arc, with the story moving to "the other side of the Earth." The manga will return in the 48th issue on October 28...
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Naruto to Boruto: Shinobi Striker Game's 13th DLC Character is Killer Bee

Character arrives in game "soon" ― This year's 46th issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine revealed on Saturday that Killer Bee will be the 13th DLC character for Bandai Namco Entertainment's Naruto to Boruto: Shinobi Striker game. The character will arrive in the game "soon." The game's second season pass so far also includes Zabuza Momochi, Haku, and Ohnoki. The game's first season pass in...

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My Hero Academia Inspires 2nd Stage Play in Spring 2020

Play running in Tokyo, Osaka to feature returning staff ― This year's 46th issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine revealed on Saturday that Kohei Horikoshi's My Hero Academia manga is inspiring a second stage play titled My Hero Academia: The "Ultra" Stage: Honmono no Hero (A True Hero). The play will run in spring 2020 in Tokyo and Osaka. Returning staff members from the first play include ...

The Disastrous Life of Saiki K. Anime's New Series Unveils Title, Cast, Staff, Global Winter Debut on Netflix

Kousuke Toriumi, Nao Toyama cast as perverted teacher Iguchi, unlucky girl Hii Suzumiya ― This year's 46th issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine unveiled on Saturday the Saiki Kusuo no Psi Nan Psi Shidō-Hen (The Disastrous Life of Saiki K. Restart Arc) title, cast, additional staff members, and Winter 2019 premiere for the new anime series based on Shūichi Asō's The Disastrous Life of Saiki...
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Haruhi Suzumiya's Noizi Ito Designs 2 New Sakura Wars Game Characters

Video highlights Itsuki Saijо̄, Hiromi Hongо̄ ― The official Twitter account for Sega's Sakura Taisen (Sakura Wars in English) franchise revealed on Friday that Noizi Ito (The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya) is designing two characters for the Shin Sakura Taisen (Project Sakura Wars in English) game. The newly announced cast includes: Mayu Yoshioka as Itsuki Saijо̄, an enthusiastic fan of the Imperial...
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Mr. Osomatsu Switch/PS4 Puzzle Game's Promo Video Streamed

Game launches in Japan on December 5 ― D3 Publisher began streaming a promotional video on Friday for the Motto! New Pazumatsu-san ~Shinpin Sotsugyō Keikaku~ game for the Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4. The newest game in the Mr. Osomatsu franchise will launch physically and digitally for the Nintendo Switch and digitally for the PS4 on December 5. In the puzzle game, players can clear away colore...
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Bandai Namco Makes Takeover Bid for Gundam Sponsor Sotsu

Bandai Namco aims to consolidate all Gundam franchise licenses ― Bandai Namco Holdings announced on Wednesday that it has begun a tender offer on Thursday to acquire all of Gundam sponsor Sotsu Co., Ltd.'s common stock. Bandai Namco aims to make Sotsu a wholly-owned subsidiary and consolidate all the Gundam franchise licenses within the group. Bandai Namco Holdings currently owns 22.79% of Sotsu's sh...
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Sword Art Online: Alicization Rising Steel Smartphone Game's Videos Preview Kirito

Bandai Namco Entertainment to release game in Japan, West ― Bandai Namco Entertainment began streaming two more promotional videos for its Sword Art Online: Alicization Rising Steel (Sword Art Online: Alicization Blading) smartphone role-playing game on Thursday. The second video embedded below highlights the character Kirito. Bandai Namco Entertainment will release the game in both Japan and the Wes...
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Earth Defense Force: Iron Rain Game Launches for PC on October 15

Game launched for PS4 on April 11 ― Developer YUKE'S and publisher D3 Publisher announced on Friday that the Earth Defense Force: Iron Rain game will launch for PC via Steam on October 15. The game launched digitally for the PlayStation 4 worldwide on April 11. Publisher describes the game: The EDF series moves away from its traditional series and into new territory with this new project. Developed b...
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Realistic Attack on Titan Ring Has a Colossal Price Tag

An official ring depicting the formidable face of Attack on Titan's Colossal Titan has a price point to match. The ring is being sold on jewelry designer Shoya Taniguchi's official website for 250,000 yen (US$2,305) excluding tax. The ring faithfully recreates the Colossal Titan's head while the inside reveals his true identity. Taniguchi will only create 20 of the rings. Each is made from 925 Ste...

Kōsaku Anakubo's Pocket Monsters Manga Ends After 23 Years

Manga based on Pokémon franchise ends on October 15 ― The official website for Shogakukan's Monthly Coro Coro Comics magazine announced on Friday that Kōsaku Anakubo's Pocket Monsters manga will end in the magazine's November issue on October 15 after 23 years of serialization. The Pocket Monsters manga, based on the Pokémon franchise, premiered in Monthly Coro Coro Comics in 1996. The comedy manga f...
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One Piece ‒ Episode 905

"Unfortunately, this week suffers for the same reason that most of these recent episodes have suffered. The content being covered doesn't flow comfortably in anime form and we end up repeating ideas that have been drilled into the ground."
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FLIPFLOPs Member Shū Miyama Writes Every Darwin's Game Anime Episode

Series starring Yūsuke Kobayashi, Reina Ueda premieres in January ― FLIPFLOPs member Shū Miyama (formerly known under the pen name Ginko) is writing every episode of the television anime adaptation of the creator duo's Darwin's Game manga. Miyama provides the story for the original manga, while Yuki Takahata provides the art. The anime will premiere in January. Yūsuke Kobayashi voices Kaname in the a...
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Lenny code fiction Perform Fire Force Anime's New Ending Theme Song

Video previews new ending theme song premiering on November 1 ― The official website of the anime of Atsushi Ohkubo's Fire Force (En En no Shōbōtai) manga announced on Friday that Lenny code fiction (My Hero Academia, All Out!!, D.Gray-man Hallow) will perform the anime's second ending theme song "Nо̄nai" (Inside the Brain). The new ending theme will premiere in the anime's 15th episode on November 1...
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Make Promare Pizza with Trigger's Shigeto Koyama, Hiromi Wakabayashi

The ABC Cooking Studio in Shinjuku will teach Promare fans how to make "Inferno Volcano Margherita Mega Max Pizza," just like the one Galo and his friends ordered at a pizzeria in the hit anime film. The lessons are scheduled to start on November 7 and run until January. Participants will receive a copy of the recipe on a card featuring illustrations by the film's character designer Shigeto Koyama...
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Oda Cinnamon Nobunaga Anime Reveals More Cast, Opening Theme Artist

Takahiro Sakurai, Kazuhiko Inoue, Kenichi Suzumura, Akane Kumada, Hiroki Nanami join cast ― The official website for the television anime of Una Megurogawa's Oda Cinnamon Nobunaga (Oda Shinamon Nobunaga) manga revealed more cast and the opening theme song artist on Friday. The announcement listed cast members with names that resemble the names of notable voice actors, but with dog-related kanji puns ...
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Sgt. Frog's Pretty Boy Squad Gets Official Doujinshi

The five iconic members of iconic Sgt. Frog's Team Keroro are getting turned into pretty boys for Animate Girls Festival on November 9 and 10. The designs are being used to create goods that will be sold at entertainment brand SMIRAL's booth at the festival. One of the goods on offer includes an official 20-page doujinshi featuring the pretty boys. It also includes Sgt. Frog creator Mine Yoshizuki...

P.A. Works Makes Original Wild-West Car Race Anime Appare-Ranman!

Samurai, engineer compete in coast-to-coast U.S. race to earn their way back to Japan ― P.A. Works announced on Saturday that it is producing an original anime called Appare-Ranman! The story is set at the end of the 19th century and on the eve of the next one. After a certain mishap, the brilliant but socially inept engineer Sorano Appare (family name first) and the shrewd but cowardly samurai Isshi...
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Event Report: Anime Fest 2019 at New York Comic-Con

Reedpop's attempt to build an anime convention alongside New York Comic-Con was met with mixed reviews last year - so how'd it go this year? Rachel Kelly has the details. ― I'm the kind of person who likes to give others the benefit of the doubt. That's why I tried to find the positives in last year's first ever Anime Fest @ NYCC, even though it was poorly received by many attendees and vendors. All ...
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Darwin's Game TV Anime Reveals Main Cast, January Premiere

Yūsuke Kobayashi, Reina Ueda voice Kaname, Shuka ― The November issue of Akita Shoten's Bessatsu Shōnen Champion magazine revealed the two main cast members, January premiere, and new key visual for the television anime adaptation of FLIPFLOPs' Darwin's Game manga on Saturday. Yūsuke Kobayashi voices Kaname, while Reina Ueda voices Shuka. The manga centers on Kaname Sudō, a high school boy who is dra...
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Bottom-tier Character Tomozaki Novels Get Anime

Series about gamers launched in 2016 ― Bottom-tier Character Tomozaki (Jaku-chara Tomozaki-kun) light novel author Yūki Yaku and Shogakukan's Gagaga Bunko label announced on Twitter on Friday that the series is inspiring an anime project. A teaser website for the anime also opened. Yen Press is releasing the series in English, and it describes the story: Tomozaki is one of the best gamers in Japan, a...

New Pocket Monster TV Anime Casts Kana Hanazawa, Yūichi Nakamura

New Pokémon series with 2 protagonists premieres on November 17 ― The official Twitter account for the new Pocket Monster television anime revealed two more cast members for the series on Friday. Kana Hanazawa will play Gō's 10-year-old childhood friend Koharu, and Yūichi Nakamura will play Koharu's father, Professor Sakuragi. He is the head of Sakuragi Lab, which was built in Kanto region's Kuchiba ...
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Anime NYC Event to Host Science SARU's Eunyoung Choi, World Premiere of Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken! Anime

Producer/animator/director to attend Manhattan convention in November ― The staff of the Anime NYC convention announced on Friday that the event will host Science Saru producer Eunyoung Choi. The event will also host the world premiere of Science Saru's television anime adaptation of Sumito Ōwara's Eizouken ni wa Te o Dasu na! (Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken!) manga. Choi will present the anime's premi...

Dorohedoro TV Anime Reveals Promo Video, Staff, Cast, January 12 Premiere Date

Reina Kondo, Wataru Takagi, more star in anime by Yuichiro Hayashi, MAPPA ― The official website for the television anime adaptation of Q Hayashida's Dorohedoro manga revealed on Friday the show's promotional video, cast, staff, and January 12 premiere date. The anime stars: Wataru Takagi as Caiman Reina Kondo as Nikaidō Yu Kobayashi as Noi Yoshimasa Hosoya as Shin Kengo Takanashi as Fujita Kenyuu Ho...
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Japan's Animation TV Ranking, September 30-October 6

Doraemon, Crayon Shin-chan debut in new Saturday time slots ― The anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day anime film aired on Fuji TV on Thursday, October 3 at 12:45 a.m. and earned a 1.2% rating. Title Station Date Time Length Average Household Rating Sazae-san Fuji TV October 6 (Sun) 18:30 30 min. 11.5 Chibi Maruko-chan Fuji TV October 6 (Sun) 18:00 30 min. 8.9 Doraemon TV Asahi October 5 (Sat) 17:00 3...
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Japan's Video Game Rankings, September 30-October 6

Dragon Quest XI S stays at #1 ― Japan's Game Ranking: September 30-October 6 Rank System Title Maker Release Date Weekly Copies Total Copies 1NSwDragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age Square Enix September 27 57,667 360,871 2PS4Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Breakpoint Ubisoft October 4 54,773 54,773 3NSwThe Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening Nintendo September 20 16,430 203,580 4PS4Monster Hunter Wor...
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Samurai Shodown Game's Video Highlights Basara

Basara character DLC available on October 15 ― SNK began streaming a new video for its Samurai Shodown (Samurai Spirits) game on Thursday. The video previews the DLC character Basara. The character will be available for the game on October 15. SNK is releasing one new DLC character every month for the rest of the year. SNK released Rimururu in August and Shizumaru Hisame in September, and will releas...
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Cells at Work! Manga Gets New Spinoff Set Inside Baby's Body

Hataraku Saibō Baby spinoff by Yasuhiro Fukuda debuts on October 17 ― This year's 45th issue of Kodansha's Morning magazine revealed on Thursday that Akane Shimizu's Cells at Work! manga will have a new manga spinoff titled Hataraku Saibō Baby (Cells at Work! Baby) that will debut in the magazine's next issue on October 17 with a color opening page. Yasuhiro Fukuda is drawing the manga, which will ce...
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HIDIVE Streams Sword Art Online: Alicization - War of Underworld Anime

Anime returns on October 12 ― HIDIVE announced on Thursday that it will stream Sword Art Online: Alicization - War of Underworld, the second half of the Sword Art Online: Alicization anime. The stream will debut on Saturday at 12:30 p.m. EDT. The anime will premiere on Tokyo MX, BS11, Gunma TV, Tochigi TV, and MBS, on October 12, and it will also begin streaming on AbemaTV on the same day. The show w...
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Dropkick on My Devil! Anime's 2nd Season Premieres in Spring 2020

― The 13th compiled book volume of Yukiwo's Dropkick on My Devil! (Jashin-chan Dropkick) manga revealed on Thursday that the second season of the manga's television anime will premiere in spring 2020. The original comedy manga by Yukiwo centers on Yurine Hanazono, a college student who summons Jashin-chan, a demon from the underworld. Now they must live together in a run-down apartment in Tokyo's Ji...
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Midnight Diner/Shinya Shokudō New Season Trailer Reveals October 31 Debut

Trailer also highlights guest cast, characters' stories ― Netflix began streaming a trailer for the new season of the live-action series adaptation of Yarō Abe's Shinya Shokudō (The Midnight Diner or La Cantine de Minuit) manga on Friday. The trailer previews the series' characters and stories, and also reveals the series' October 31 debut date on Netflix. The guest cast includes: Tooru Nakamura as A...
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Major 2nd New Anime Series Confirmed

Anime premieres on NHK Educational in April 2020 ― NHK announced on Friday that Takuya Mitsuda's Major 2nd baseball manga will have a second television anime series that will premiere on the NHK Educational channel in April 2020. Shogakukan briefly listed the anime adaptation earlier this week, but removed it soon afterward. The sequel manga inspired an animated commercial in December 2015, and a tel...
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Bokurano's Mohiro Kitoh Launches New Manga Series in November

Tōma illustrates Nōryoku Shujinkō Hosei ― The November issue of Kodansha's good! Afternoon magazine revealed on Monday that manga creators Mohiro Kitoh and Tōma will launch the new Nōryoku Shujinkō Hosei manga in the next issue on November 7. Kitoh is providing the story, and Tōma is providing the art. Kitoh released the "Bass o Tsuri nara" (If You Fish Bass) one-shot in this year's eighth issue of K...
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A Polar Bear in Love Anime Gets 'Side Story' With 1st Human Character

Anime shorts run before films in Japanese theaters ― The staff for the "petit anime" of Koromo's Koisuru Shirokuma (A Polar Bear in Love) manga revealed on Friday that the anime will have a "side story" that will feature the appearance of a human character for the first time. Episodes of the anime run before Japanese feature films. Shochiku previously streamed the 60-second version of the anime's fir...

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My Hero Academia -Heroes: Rising- Film's Trailer Reveals, Previews Theme Song

sumika performs theme song "Higher Ground" for December 20 film ― The official website for Boku no Hero Academia the Movie -Heroes: Rising- (My Hero Academia the Movie -Heroes: Rising-), the new anime film based on Kōhei Horikoshi's My Hero Academia manga, began streaming a new trailer for the film on Friday. The video reveals and previews the film's theme song "Higher Ground" by sumika. The site als...
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Machi Asobi Vol.23 Event Delayed Due to Typhoon

Climax Run event delayed to October 26-27 ― The organizers of the Machi Asobi anime event announced on Wednesday that the Machi Asobi Vol.23 Climax Run event has been delayed due to Typhoon Hagibis (also known as Typhoon #19). The event, originally scheduled for October 12-14, has been postponed to October 26-27. The official website for the anime of Koyoharu Gotouge's Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba ...
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Warriors Orochi 4 Ultimate Game's Action Video Highlights Hades

Game launches for PS4, Switch in Japan on December 19, also for Switch, Xbox One, PC in the West in February ― KOEI Tecmo Games began streaming a new action video on Thursday for it and Omega Force's Warriors Orochi 4 Ultimate (Musou Orochi 3 Ultimate) game. The video highlights the new character Hades. The game will launch for PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, and PC via Steam in both North ...
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7th Touken Ranbu Stage Play Reveals Full Title, Cast Visuals

Touken Ranbu: Iden Oboro no Shishitachi stage play runs November-January ― The official website for Marvelous' stage play adaptations of Nitroplus and DMM Games' Touken Ranbu franchise revealed cast visuals and a cast key visual for the seventh stage play last Wednesday. The website also revealed that the stage play's full title is Touken Ranbu: Iden Oboro no Shishitachi. Jin Aoki as Mutsunokami Yosh...
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Azur Lane Anime Gets Manga in December

Anime based on smartphone game debuted on October 3 ― The official Twitter account for Nihonbungeisha's Comic Heaven magazine revealed on Thursday that Ganari Ryū will launch an official spinoff manga adaptation of the Azur Lane anime in the magazine's 45th issue on December 9. The television anime of Shanghai Manjuu and Xiamen Yongshi's Azur Lane smartphone game premiered on Tokyo MX, Sun TV, KBS Ky...
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Toki no Daichi Manga Launches Crowdfunding Campaign for Next Arc

Campaign launches on Friday, aims to raise 12 million yen ― Manga creator Miyuki Yama will launch a Campfire crowdfunding campaign on Friday at 8:00 p.m. JST to fund the next arc of the Toki no Daichi manga. The campaign aims to raise 12 million yen (about US$112,000) by November 29. If the campaign is successful, Yama will begin publishing the manga's "Taibi no Denri" (Agent of Balance) arc on Art S...
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Maid-sama!'s Hiro Fujiwara Launches New Manga in December

Tsukishima-kun no Koroshikata serializes every other month ― The November issue of Hakusensha's LaLa DX magazine revealed on Thursday that Hiro Fujiwara (Maid-sama!) will launch a new manga series titled Tsukishima-kun no Koroshikata (How to Kill Tsukishima) in the magazine's January issue on December 10. Fujiwara noted on Twitter that the manga will serialize every other month. Fujiwara launched the...
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SD Gundam G Generation Cross Rays Game's Opening Video Streamed

Game also slated for English release this year in Southeast Asia ― Bandai Namco Entertainment began streaming on Thursday the opening movie for its SD Gundam G Generation Cross Rays game for PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and PC via Steam. The video features the opening theme song "SUCCESS STORY" by EMPiRE. The game will launch in Japan on November 28. The Premium G Sound Edition of the game for PS4...
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Getter Robo High Mahjong Manga Ends With 3rd Volume

Manga launched in January 2017 ― Amazon is listing the third compiled book volume of Bingo Morihashi and Drill Jiru's Getter Robo High manga as the last volume. Takeshobo will ship the volume on November 1. The manga is based on Ken Ishikawa and Go Nagai's Getter Robo anime and manga franchise. The taglines for the manga read, "The legendary 'transforming robot' and 'mahjong' combine!!" and "Getter R...
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Ultramarine Magmell Anime Streams on Netflix in U.S.

Adventure series about explorers on new continent premiered in Japan on April 7 ― Netflix began streaming Ultramarine Magmell, Studio Pierrot's television anime adaptation of Chinese creator Dainenbyō's Gunjō no Magmell (Magmell of the Sea Blue) manga, in the United States on Thursday. The anime premiered in Japan on April 7. Hayato Date (Naruto, Naruto Shippuden, Saiyuki) directed the series at stud...
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This Week in Anime - Why Dr. Stone's Village Arc is The Best Yet

The series' Village Arc introduces an array of outlandish allies and villains and Nick and Steve are here to break down why we can't help but love this edutainment anime. ― Dr. Stone has taken his science up a notch as our boy Senku continues his quest to build a kingdom Albert Einstein would be proud of. The series' Village Arc introduces an array of outlandish allies and villains and Nick and Stev...
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Manga Plus Adds 'Tis Time for "Torture," Princess Manga

Robinson Haruhara, Hirakei's manga launched on Shonen Jump+ in Japan on April 4 ― Shueisha's MANGA Plus service added Robinson Haruhara and Hirakei's 'Tis Time for "Torture," Princess (Hime-sama, "Gōmon" no Jikan Desu) manga on Monday. The manga launched in Shueisha's Shonen Jump+ service in Japan on April 4. Shueisha describes the manga: A princess held captive, subjected to merciless tortures by th...
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Fanworks, ADK Collaborate with Chinese Company Quan on Short Anime

Haretsu Tantan-kun anime about Mr. Egg character premieres on Chinese video apps on October 21 ― Animation studio Fanworks (Aggretsuko) announced on Wednesday that it is collaborating with ADK Emotions and Chinese company Quan on a short anime titled Haretsu Tantan-kun (Break Out Mr. Egg). The anime will begin streaming on October 21 on 10 video apps including Douyin, the Chinese version of TikTok. T...
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Ensemble Stars! Voice Actor Kei Hosogai, Actress Hitomi Satō Get Married

Ensemble Stars! voice actor Kei Hosogai announced on Twitter that he and actress Hitomi Satō officially registered their marriage on Thursday. The couple first announced in August that they were in a relationship with plans to get married. Hosogai tweeted: "Sorry for talking about personal things, but I'd like to announce that Kei Hosogai and Hitomi Satō have entered the family registry together. ...
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Boruto: Naruto Next Generations ‒ Episode 127

"This week, Boruto: Naruto Next Generations offers up a laidback lead-in to its latest arc."
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Alice in Murderland's Kaori Yuki Launches New Manga

Rakuen no Bijo to Yajū manga launches on October 18 ― Manga artist Kaori Yuki (Angel Sanctuary, Godchild) announced on her Twitter account on Wednesday that she will launch a new manga titled Rakuen no Bijo to Yajū (Beauty and the Beast in the Fallen Garden) in Kodansha and pixiv's Palcy manga app on October 18. The manga's story will be set in a dark and unkind world. The story will center on a beau...
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Amber Silhouette E-book 1

Rebecca Silverman has the details on this spooky classic shoujo manga from the 1990s, following a maid in a gothic castle. ― Readers of Harlequin's line of manga adaptations of their romance novels may recognize Chieko Hara's name and art style from her work for them, but she's much more than just an adaptor of light romance fiction. Hara debuted in 1976 alongside other shoujo manga greats like Riyok...
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'If My Favorite Pop Idol Made it to the Budokan, I Would Die' Anime's Video Reveals Hina Tachibana as Maina

Series premieres on January 9 ― The official website for the anime of Auri Hirao's Oshi ga Budōkan Ittekuretara Shinu (If My Favorite Pop Idol Made it to the Budokan, I Would Die) manga revealed a new promotional video, key visual, and additional cast on Friday. Hina Tachibana will star as Maina Ichii. The 12-episode anime will premiere on TBS on January 9 late at night at 1:28 a.m. (effectively Janu...
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Weathering With You Film's Teaser Reveals January 17 Opening in N. America

Anime submitted for consideration in the Best International Feature Film category at Oscars ― GKIDS began streaming an English-subtitled teaser video for Makoto Shinkai's new film Weathering With You (Tenki no Ko) on Thursday. The video reveals that the film will open in North America on January 17. GKIDS describes the film: The summer of his high school freshman year, Hodaka runs away from his remot...
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Itai no wa Iya nano de Bōgyoryoku ni Kyokufuri Shitai to Omoimasu. Anime Casts Ruriko Noguchi

Franchise also inspires tower defense smartphone game ― The official website for the anime adaptation of Yuumikan's Itai no wa Iya nano de Bōgyoryoku ni Kyokufuri Shitai to Omoimasu. (All points are divided to VIT because a painful one isn't liked., literally "I Think I'd Like to Max Out All My Points on VIT Since I Don't Like to be in Pain") light novel series revealed on Thursday that Ruriko Noguch...
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Digimon ReArise Smartphone Game Debuts in the West

Game launched in Japan in June 2018 ― Bandai Namco Entertainment released its Digimon ReArise smartphone game in the West on Wednesday. Bandai Namco Entertainment is streaming a launch trailer for the game. Bandai Namco Entertainment announced in August that it will release the game in the West. Bandai Namco Entertainment describes the game: An unknown Digimon calling itself Herissmon has appeared in...
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Kengan Ashura Anime's 2nd Part Previewed in Video

2nd part debuts on Netflix on October 31 ― The official YouTube channel for the anime adaptation of Yabako Sandrovich's Kengan Ashura manga began streaming a promotional video for the anime's second part on Thursday. The anime's second part, consisting of episodes 13 to 24, will debut on Netflix on October 31. The anime premiered on Netflix globally on July 31. The anime had its world premiere at Ani...
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Chidori RSC Anime Reveals Video With Opening Song, 12-Episode Length

Anime premieres on October 13 ― The official website for Chidori RSC, the television anime of Akki Sarumi's Rifle is Beautiful four-panel manga, began streaming a new promotional video for the anime on Thursday. The video previews the anime's opening theme song "Let's go! Rifling 4!!!!" by Rifling 4 - the idol unit formed by the four main voice actresses (Machico, Akane Kumada, Saki Minami, and Anna ...
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Your Lie in April Manga Gets Stage Musical With Broadway Team in July 2020

Frank Wildhorn, Tracy Miller Schell, Carly Robyn Green, Jason Howland collaborate on musical ― Toho and Fuji TV announced on Thursday that Naoshi Arakawa's Your Lie in April (Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso) manga is inspiring a stage musical that will run in Tokyo's Brillia Hall in July 2020. Frank Wildhorn, an American composer known for songs sung by Whitney Houston ("Where Do Broken Hearts Go?") and Nata...

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In This Corner of the World Anime Film's Extended Version Debuts New Story Trailer

Trailer for December 20 film highlights Rin Shiraki character ― The official website for In This Corner (and Other Corners) of the World [Kono Sekai no (Sara ni Ikutsumono) Katasumi ni] — the extended version of the anime film adaptation of Fumiyo Kouno's In This Corner of the World (Kono Sekai no Katasumi ni) manga — began streaming a trailer for the film on Thursday. The trailer shows Nanase Iwai's...
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Haruka Kawachi Ends Request o Yoroshiku Manga

Manga by Natsuyuki Rendezvous author about struggling comedian turned radio DJ launched in 2014 ― The November issue of Shodensha's Feel Young magazine revealed on Tuesday that Haruka Kawachi will end her Request o Yoroshiku (Welcome Your Request) manga in the magazine's next issue in November. The manga is an ensemble drama that centers on radio DJs. The protagonist Sōta is a struggling comedian, an...
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Monster Hunter Cats Pitch in For Osaka Police's Cybersecurity Awareness Campaign

Monster Hunter's iconic felynes are lending their aid to the Osaka police's cybersecurity awareness campaign. The slogan for the campaign is "STOP! Don't reuse the same password!" The cats appear on a poster (shown right) highlighting four points for cybersecurity: Don't use the same password or ID for multiple sites Make your password more complicated by including numbers and Roman alphabet chara...
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Sega's The House of the Dead, The House of the Dead 2 Games Get Remakes

Polish game company Forever Entertainment develops remakes ― Polish game developer and publisher Forever Entertainment announced on Thursday that it has signed an agreement with Sega to create remakes of the The House of the Dead and The House of the Dead 2 games. The company did not reveal platforms or release dates. Forever Entertainment is also partnering with Sega Holdings Co., Ltd. to co-create ...
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Doreiku Novels Inspire New Doreiku - Gang Age Manga

Manga by Alice on Border Road's Takayoshi Kuroda launched on Wednesday ― Manga creator Takayoshi Kuroda launched the Doreiku - Gang Age manga on Kakao Japan's Piccoma website on Wednesday. The manga is based on Shinichi Okada's Dorei-ku: Boku to 23-nin no Dorei novels. Okada initially serialized the story on the novel submission site Everystar. The story is a survival game between 24 people who each ...
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IDOLiSH7 Re:member Manga Ends

Arina Tanemura's series launched in 2017 ― The November issue of Hakusensha's LaLa DX magazine published the final chapter of Arina Tanemura's IDOLiSH7 Re:member manga on Thursday. The magazine's website previously teased in August that the manga would reach its "climax" on October 10. Tanemura launched the manga in LaLa DX magazine in December 2017. Hakusensha published the manga's second compiled b...
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Finally, Your iPhone Can Become a Pokédex

Premium Bandai is releasing iPhone covers designed to look like a first generation Pokédex. The item is available for order through the Premium Bandai website starting from Wednesday, and will cost 3,980 yen (US$37) not including postage and handling costs. It is expected to ship in March 2020. The cover is 170mm x 105mm, and is compatible with the iPhone X. It is not compatible with the iPhone XR...
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Promare Anime Film Gets Additional Screening in U.S. on December 8

English-subtitled screening includes all-new bonus content ― GKIDS and Fathom Events announced on Wednesday that Trigger and XFlag's original anime film Promare will get an additional "Promare (Redux)" event screening in the United States on December 8 at 12:55 p.m. local time. The screening will have English subtitles and feature all-new bonus content. GKIDS also confirmed on Tuesday that it will ex...

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Anime's Trailer Reveals English Dub Cast

Zach Aguilar, Abby Trott, Aleks Le, Bryce Papenbrook, Johnny Yong Bosch join cast ― Aniplex of America began streaming an English dub trailer for its release of the anime of Koyoharu Gotouge's Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba manga on Wednesday. The video reveals five cast members for the dub. The English dub cast, directed by Steve Staley, includes: Zach Aguilar as Tanjiro Kamado Abby Trott as Nezuko ...
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Detective Conan, Touch, Ushio & Tora Manga Creators Crash Local Tsutaya Store

It all began when Blazing Transfer Student manga artist Kazuhiko Shimamoto spotted someone drawing grafitti on the ceiling in a Tsutaya store in Sapporo. He tweeted about it, saying, "I've got to go over there and tell him off!" However, the person he caught on camera seemed to be drawing some familiar faces... うちの書店の壁に…何か落書きしている人がいるんだけど…コレは注意しなくちゃ!!#あだち充 #青山剛昌 pic.twitter.com/06UlsWYmNT— 漫画家島本和彦 ...
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Crunchyroll to Stream True Cooking Master Boy Anime

Also: Food Wars! Season 4 streaming details confirmed ― Crunchyroll announced on Wednesday that it will stream True Cooking Master Boy, the television anime of Etsushi Ogawa's Shin Chūka Ichiban! sequel manga series, as part of its fall simulcast lineup. The company will begin streaming the anime on Friday at 2:45 p.m. EDT in North America, Central America, South America, Europe, Africa, Oceania, and...
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Pop Team Epic Manga's Bkub Okawa Launches 'New Series'

Manga centers on "completely new characters" Poputan and Pipitan ― Pop Team Epic comedy manga creator Bkub Okawa launched a "new series" titled Poputan on Takeshobo's Manga Life Win website on Wednesday. The manga centers on the "completely new characters" Poputan and Pipitan. The website lists the manga separately from Bkub Okawa's Pop Team Epic series. The original Pop Team epic comedy manga center...
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Dragon Goes House-Hunting Manga Gets Anime

Series' 5th compiled book volume shipped on Thursday ― The Twitter account for writer Kawo Tanuki and artist Choco Aya's Dragon Goes House-Hunting (Dragon, Ie o Kau.) manga revealed on Wednesday an image of the manga's fifth compiled book volume that stated an "anime project is progressing." The series fifth volume shipped on Thursday. Seven Seas Entertainment is releasing the manga in English, and i...
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High School Fleet Anime Film Reveals 6 More Cast Members, Song, January 18 Opening

Minami Takahashi, Maria Naganawa, Tomori Kusunoki, more join cast ― The official website for the High School Fleet anime revealed on Wednesday the second key visual, additional characters and cast, the theme song artist, and the January 18 premiere for the anime's upcoming film. The newly announced cast members are: Minami Takahashi as Tōmi "Miya" Miyazato Maria Naganawa as Shia "Nomu" Nomura Tomori ...
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Drifting Dragons TV Anime Reveals Teaser Video, 18 Cast Members

Red Park perform ending theme song for adaptation of Taku Kuwabara's manga ― The official website for the television anime of Taku Kuwabara's Drifting Dragons (Kūtei Dragons) manga revealed the second teaser video, a key visual, 18 cast members, and ending theme song for the adaptation on Wednesday. The video previews the anime's ending theme song "Zettai Reido" (Absolute Zero," performed by four-mem...
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Sunrise Produces Anime for Hino Motors' 'FlatFormer' Technology

Love Live!'s Takahiko Kyogoku directs, Cencoroll's Atsuya Uki designs characters ― Automobile company Hino Motors revealed on Wednesday that Sunrise is producing a promotional anime titled "Ano Hi no Kokoro o Toraete" (Seize Your Heart From That Day) to promote Hino Motors' "FlatFormer" technology. The anime will debut on YouTube on October 23. The story is set in a town that preserves nature and its...
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Uta no Prince-sama Film Earns 1.72 Billion Yen After 17 Weeks

Film opened in Japan on June 14, sells 1.10 million tickets after 17 weeks Uta no Prince Sama Maji Love Kingdom, the anime film in the Uta no Prince-sama franchise, has earned more than 1,724,600,000 yen (about US$16 million) and has sold 1,103,942 tickets as of September 29, after its 17th weekend at the Japanese box office. The film's character designer and chief animation director Maki Fujioka d...
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GKIDS Extends Promare Anime's Theatrical Run by Another Week

Extension in select locations in U.S., Canada ― GKIDS confirmed on Tuesday that its screenings of Trigger and XFlag's original anime film Promare in North American theaters will continue into next week at select locations. GKIDS has an updated list on its website, with all screening dates marked with "Thru 10/14+" having extended screenings. Fathom Events began screening the film in the United States...
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Assassins Pride Anime Casts Sora Tokui, Asami Seto

Fantasy anime premieres on Thursday with Crunchyroll stream ― The official website for the television anime of Kei Amagi's Assassins Pride light novel series revealed two new cast members for the anime on Wednesday. The new cast members are (Note: Character name romanizations are not official.): Sora Tokui as Black Madea, a knight of the Midnight Sun Order Asami Seto as Shinhua Tsvetok, a third-year-...
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New Thus Spoke Kishibe Rohan Original Video Anime Episodes Unveil Visual

The official website for the JoJo's Bizarre Adventure anime revealed a new visual for "The Run," one of the two new episodes in the Thus Spoke Kishibe Rohan (Kishibe Rohan wa Ugokanai) original video anime (OVA) project, on Wednesday. The two new episodes — "Zange-shitsu" (Confessional Room) and "The Run" — will play in nine screenings at six cities in Japan between December 8 (Tokyo's TFT Hall 10...

DEVILMAN crybaby's Masaaki Yuasa Helms Japan Sinks Novel's 1st Anime for Netflix

10-episode 2020 disaster sci-fi series set after Tokyo Olympics ― Netflix and Science SARU announced on Wednesday that Masaaki Yuasa is directing an upcoming anime series adaptation of Sakyo Komatsu's Japan Sinks (Nihon Chinbotsu) science-fiction novel. The 10-episode series will debut worldwide on Netflix in 2020. The original disaster sci-fi novel begins when a series of natural disasters hit Japan...
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1st Issue of Hoshi no Kirby Fan Magazine Includes Cute Figures

Shogakukan released the first issue of its Hoshi no Kirby Fan magazine on October 4. The first issue included commemorative figures of the pink hero and his friend Waddle Dee. Both figures can rock from side to side while sitting on a shelf or at your desk. The issue also includes a miniature version of the card game Kirby no Copy Toru!, a special edition of Ibuki Takeuchi's Hoshi no Kirby Manpuku...
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Gundam vs Hello Kitty Project to Hold Fan Event in 2020

Toru Furuya, Gundam, Hello Kitty to attend event in Sanrio Puroland ― The Gundam vs Hello Kitty project is holding a spring fan event in Tokyo's Sanrio Puroland on March 22, 2020. Ray Amuro's voice actor Toru Furuya is scheduled to attend, along with a Gundam, Hello Kitty, and others. The event will contain talk shows regarding the state of battle between Gundam and Hello Kitty. The two sides will ho...
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North American Anime, Manga Releases, October 6-12

Yu-Gi-Oh! The Movie anime; Granblue Fantasy, How to Train Your Devil manga ship ― Anime Releases Title Publisher Suggested Retail Price Date Ai Tenchi Muyo! Shorts Essentials BDPlease Funimation US$34.98 October 8 Boruto: Naruto Next Generations BD Set 3Cite Viz Media US$44.98 October 8 Boruto: Naruto Next Generations DVD Set 3AnimeNewsNetwork Viz Media US$39.99 October 8 Dragon Ball Super Part 9 BDP...
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Voice Actor Natsuki Hanae's Wife Bakes Quality Demon Slayer Cookies

Tanjirō voice actor Natsuki Hanae is very proud of his wife's baking skills. On his Twitter account, he sometimes posts photos of the sweets his wife makes, like cookies on a cake made in his likeness. Recently, she appears to have been making Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba-themed sweets, which Hanae is only too happy to share. For example, on Tanjirō's birthday on July 14, Hanae posted an image o...
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Crunchyroll to Stream Naruto to Boruto The Live 2019 Event

Crunchyroll's limited stream of last weekend's event premieres on Wednesday ― Crunchyroll announced on Tuesday that it will stream the NARUTO to BORUTO THE LIVE 2019 event on Wednesday from 9:00 p.m. EDT to Thursday at 9:00 p.m. EDT. The limited streaming event will be available through the service in North America, Central America, South America, Europe, Africa, Oceania, and the Middle East. The two...
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Hideo Azuma Wins Gran Guinigi Award for Disappearance Diary Manga

Awards ceremony to be held at Italy's Lucca Comics & Games festival from October 30 to November 3 ― Manga creator Hideo Azuma won the Gran Guinigi award for "Riscoperta di un'opera" ("Rediscovered Work") for his Disappearance Diary (Shissō Nikki) manga. The awards ceremony will be held at the Lucca Comics & Games festival from October 30 to November 3 in Lucca, Italy. Disappearance Diary recounts Azu...
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3rd Yona of the Dawn Stage Play Reveals Cast Visuals

Play runs this November in Tokyo ― The official website for Akatsuki no Yona ~Noroshi no Inori-hen~ (Yona of the Dawn: Prayer Beacon Chapter), the new stage play adaptation of Mizuho Kusanagi's Yona of the Dawn (Akatsuki no Yona) manga, revealed visuals for the cast in costume last week. The cast includes: Former Nogizaka46 member Rina Ikoma as Yona DISH// band member Masaki Yabe as Hak M!LK unit mem...
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Arifureta - From Commonplace to World's Strongest ‒ Episode 13

"It's been an overly-long, strange road for Arifureta so far, and as of news today, it turns out we aren't even all the way there yet."

CyberConnect2 Develops New Anime Game

President, CEO Hiroshi Matsuyama teases development ― CyberConnect2 president and CEO Hiroshi Matsuyama revealed in a Q&A video on October 2 that the game studio is developing a new game based on anime. Matsuyama revealed the development in response to a question asking if the developer wants to make another anime-based game similar to the Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm game series. The video with Mats...
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Chihayafuru Anime Season 3's Video Previews Arata Wataya

New season premieres on October 22 ― The official website for Chihayafuru 3, the third Chihayafuru anime season, began streaming a new character promotional video on Tuesday. The video highlights the character Arata Wataya. わき上がる情熱再び綿谷新キャラクターPV公開!10/22 火曜深夜より放送開始する「#ちはやふる 3」!永世名人を祖父に持つ #綿谷新 のこれまでを振り返るキャラクターPVを公開しました!フォロー&この投稿をRTで新役の #細谷佳正 さんサイン入りポスターを抽選でプレゼント👓#chihaya_anime pic.twitter.com/Qw7ovQaJE3...

PlayStation 5 Console Launches in Holiday Season 2020

Next-generation controller features haptic feedback, "adaptive triggers" ― Jim Ryan, the new president and CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment, announced on the official PlayStation Blog on Tuesday that Sony's next-generation console is the PlayStation 5, and it will launch during the holiday season in 2020. Ryan revealed more details of the new controller that will ship with the PlayStation 5. The...
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Tsugumomo Original Video Anime Reveals Cast, Staff, January 22 Release

DVD bundled with manga volume 24 with returning cast, new chief animation director/"sexiness animator" ― The new original video anime (OVA) for the Tsugumomo anime franchise will be bundled on a DVD with the original manga's 24th compiled book volume, which will ship in Japan on January 22. The returning cast includes: Yuko Sanpei as Kazuya Kagami Naomi Ōzora as Kiriha Yurika Kubo as Kukuri Eriko Mat...
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The case files of Jeweler Richard TV Anime's Teaser Video Unveils Cast, Staff

Takahiro Sakurai, Yūma Uchida star in January mystery show by One Week Friends' director, episode writer, composer ― The official website for the television anime of Nanako Tsujimura's Hōsekisho Richard-shi no Nazo Kantei (The case files of Jeweler Richard or literally, The Mystery Appraisals of Mr. Richard the Jeweler) novel series began streaming a teaser promotional video on Tuesday. The video sho...

Invaders of the Rokujouma!? Novels' Kickstarter Reaches Goal in 6 Hours

Campaign introduces 3 new stretch goals ― J-Novel Club's Kickstarter campaign to fund a physical print run for author Takehaya and illustrator Poco's Invaders of the Rokujouma!? (Rokujyōma no Shinryakusha!?) light novel series reached its US$50,000 goal within six hours of launching on Monday. The campaign now has three stretch goals. If the campaign reaches US$55,000, the release will include two co...

5th Tenchi Muyo! OVA Season Reveals More Cast, Ending Song Artist, Winter 2020 Debut

Ryoka Yuzuki joins cast, Kaori Oda performs ending song ― The official Twitter account for the fifth season of the Tenchi Muyo! Ryo Ohki original video anime (OVA) series revealed a new cast member, the ending theme song artist, and the anime's winter 2020 Blu-ray Disc release on Tuesday. Kaori Oda will perform the anime's ending theme song Ryoka Yuzuki has joined the cast as the new character Jovia ...
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HiGH&LOW THE WORST Film Debuts at #3 at Japan's Box Office, Kaguya-sama Drops to #6

Weathering With You drops to #7, Hello World to #9 HiGH&LOW THE WORST, a crossover film that integrates Hiroshi Takahashi's Crows and Worst manga with the HiGH&LOW franchise, debuted at #3 in its opening weekend. The film opened in Japan last Friday on 322 screens, and sold 121,000 tickets to earn 164 million yen (about US$1.52 million) on Saturday and Sunday. The film earned 54% of the opening wee...
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French Live-Action City Hunter Film's Trailer Previews Japanese Dub

Kōichi Yamadera, Miyuki Sawashiro voice leads for film opening in Japan on November 29 ― The official Japanese website for Nicky Larson et le Parfum de Cupidon (Nicky Larson and the Cupid's Purfume), the French live-action film of Tsukasa Hojo's City Hunter manga, began streaming a new trailer for the film. The trailer previews the film's Japanese dub. The Japanese dub cast includes: Kōichi Yamadera ...

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Blade of the Immortal Creator Hiroaki Samura's 'Wave, Listen to Me!' Manga Gets TV Anime

Riho Sugiyama, Shinshū Fuji star in Sunrise's April 2020 show ― DMM Pictures revealed on Tuesday that Hiroaki Samura's Wave, Listen to Me! (Nami yo Kiite Kure) manga is inspiring a television anime that will premiere in April 2020. DMM Pictures is streaming a promotional video for the anime, which reveals the anime's staff and cast. Kodansha Comics has licensed the manga, and it describes the story: ...
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Crunchyroll Adds Assassins Pride, Gundam Build Divers Re:RISE Anime

Both anime premiere on Thursday ― Crunchyroll announced on Monday that it will stream the Assassins Pride and Gundam Build Divers Re:RISE anime. Assassins Pride will launch on Crunchyroll on Thursday, October 10 at 11:00 a.m. EDT for users in North America, Central America, South America, Europe, Africa, Oceania, and the Middle East. Sentai Filmworks licensed the anime, and it describes the story: In...
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BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle Game's Video Previews Yumi for 2.0 Update

Update launches on November 21 ― Arc System Works America began streaming an introduction video on Monday for its upcoming release of the 2.0 update for the BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle crossover fighting game. The video previews the new character Yumi. The previously announced new characters include: Yumi (Senran Kagura Estival Versus), Neo Politan (RWBY), Akatsuki (Akatsuki Blitzkampf), Blitztank (Ak...
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Trigger Pulls the Trigger, 1st 60 Seconds of TRIGGER Music Video Released

Bandai Namco Entertainment's popular IDOLiSH7 idol mobile game and multimedia franchise has four new animated music videos in the works. One of the music videos is for the in-game idol group TRIGGER for the trio's new single "Crescent rise." The animation studio behind the music video is none other than Trigger, the studio behind Kill la Kill and Promare. The video marks the first Idolish 7 collab...
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Conception PLUS: Maidens of the Twelve Stars Game's Opening Movie Streamed

Game launches for PS4/PC in West in November ― The official YouTube channel for PlayStation began streaming on Monday the opening movie for Spike Chunsoft's Conception PLUS: Maidens of the Twelve Stars (Conception: Ore no Kodomo wo Undekure!), an upgraded version of its Conception: Ore no Kodomo wo Undekure! (Conception: Please Give Birth to My Child!) game for PlayStation 4 and PC via Steam. The gam...
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Pony Canyon Will Produce PR Anime Short for Machida, Tokyo

Pony Canyon is teaming up with voice actor Jun Fukuyama and hip hop artist KEN THE 390 to create a promotional anime for Machida, Tokyo. The anime is titled "Start" and will premiere on November 2 followed by a talk event with Fukuyama and KEN. Fukuyama and KEN THE 360 will perform together on the anime's ending theme song. The Machida area has become a popular suburban area, especially for paren...
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Vinland Saga ‒ Episode 13

"If you would have told me a few months ago that Askeladd would end up being the most interesting and complex character, I probably would have balked."
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A3! AUTUMN Manga Launches on October 28

Yoshimi Muneyama to launch sequel to A3! SUMMER manga ― Ichijinsha's November issue of Monthly Comic Zero-Sum magazine revealed on September 27 that Liber Entertainment's A3! actor-training smartphone game that Yoshimi Muneyama will launch a manga adaptation titled A3! AUTUMN in the magazine's next issue on October 28. A3! AUTUMN is the sequel to Muneyama's A3! SUMMER manga. Ryō Fujiwara is credited ...
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Ookiku Furikabutte/Big Windup Manga Gets 3rd Stage Play

Plays runs alongside 1st play in February ― The November issue of Kodansha's Monthly Afternoon magazine revealed on September 24 that Asa Higuchi's Ookiku Furikabutte (Big Windup!) manga is receiving a third stage play adaptation in February 2020. The play will run as a "doubleheader" with a new run of the first stage play adaptation from February 14 to 24. Yutaka Narui is returning to direct and wri...
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Super Robot Wars X-Ω Smartphone Game Adds Pop Team Epic Characters

Smartphone game launched in October 2015 ― Bandai Namco Entertainment revealed last week that characters from the Pop Team Epic anime will appear in the Super Robot Wars X-Ω smartphone game for a limited-time event. The 13th episode of the Pop Team Epic anime featured prolific animator Masami Obari in an homage to his works and animation tropes, such as heavily shadowed closeups of faces and mecha he...

Arifureta - From Commonplace to World's Strongest Anime Gets 2nd Season

Final episode of 1st season aired on Monday ― The official website for the television anime of Ryo Shirakome's Arifureta - From Commonplace to World's Strongest (Arifureta Shokugyō de Sekai Saikyō) light novel series revealed on Tuesday that a second season has been green-lit. The first season of the anime premiered on July 8. Funimation streamed the series with subtitles, and will also begin streami...
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Gag Manga Artist Man-gatarō Creates Horse-Themed Spin on Terrace House Reality Show

Manga creator Man-gatarō's (Gatarō Man) produced an interactive manga and website for the Japan Racing Association, which went live on Monday. The manga is called "Terrace Horse," and is a horse-themed spin on the reality show Terrace House, which follows the lives of three men and three women who live in the same house and get to know each each other. The manga is five chapters long and comes wit...
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One-Punch Man: A Hero Nobody Knows Game's Video Reveals Closed Beta Test

Beta test runs from November 1-3 ― Bandai Namco Entertainment America began streaming a new trailer for One-Punch Man: A Hero Nobody Knows game on Monday. The video reveals that a closed beta test for the game run from November 1-3. Registration is available until October 16. In the three-on-three action-fighting game, players form teams of three characters to take on an opposing team. If they choose...
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Cross Infinite World Licenses Of Dragons and Fae: Is a Fairy Tale Ending Possible for the Princess's Hairstylist? Novel

Story of hairstylist dumped by dragon knight ships on November 12 ― Cross Infinite World announced on Monday that it will release Tsukasa Mikuni's standalone Of Dragons and Fae: Is a Fairy Tale Ending Possible for the Princess's Hairstylist? (Kamiyuishi wa Ryū no Tsugai ni Narimashita (Yappari Machigai Datta Sō Desu) novel on November 12. Cross Infinite World describes the story: “At last, I've found...
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Laughing Under the Clouds' Kemuri Karakara Launches New Manga in November

New Mars Red manga adapts Bun'ō Fujisawa's dramatic stage reading series ― The November issue of Mag Garden's Monthly Comic Garden magazine revealed last Friday that the manga adaptation of Bun'ō Fujisawa's Mars Red dramatic stage reading series will launch in the magazine's next issue on November 5. Fujisawa and Monthly Comic Garden revealed the manga in May, with manga creator Kemuri Karakara drawi...
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Isekai Quartet 2 Anime's Promo Video Reveals January Premiere

Minoru Ashina returns to direct, script series at Studio Puyukai ― The official website for the Isekai Quartet anime began streaming a promotional video on Monday for the show's second season, Isekai Quartet 2. The new season will premiere in January, and will include characters from The Rising of the Shield Hero in addition to Re:Zero, Overlord, Konosuba, and The Saga of Tanya the Evil. The new anim...
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South Korean Game Rating Lists Princess Maker 3 Game With Switch Version

― South Korea's Game Rating and Administration Committee is listing Gainax's Princess Maker 3: Fairy Tales Come True game with a Nintendo Switch version. Korean game publishing company CFK released the third installment in Gainax's Princess Maker game series in June 2017 on the PC. The game shipped in Japan in January 1997 for the PlayStation, and eventually received releases on Windows PC, Sega Sat...

Shadowverse Card Battle Smartphone Game Gets TV Anime

Frame Arms Girl's Keiichiro Kawaguchi directs series at ZEXCS ― Cygames, Inc. announced on Monday that its Shadowverse card battle smartphone game is getting a television anime adaptation. The company also revealed the show's staff. Keiichiro Kawaguchi (Sket Dance, Psychic Squad, Frame Arms Girl) is directing the anime at ZEXCS. Rintaro Isaki and Deko Akao (Frame Arms Girl, Real Girl, Noragami) are h...
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Shinobu Takayama Ends Mikansei Saikorotonics Manga

Manga by Amatsuki author launched in September 2017 ― The November issue of Ichijinsha's Monthly Comic Zero-Sum magazine revealed on September 27 that the magazine will publish the final chapter of Shinobu Takayama's Mikansei Saikorotonics manga in the magazine's December issue on October 28. The manga centers on Yamabuki Tatsumori, a new student at Momijidai High School, a nationally renowned boardi...
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Gakuen Alice's Tachibana Higuchi Launches New Manga on October 18

Champignon Witch manga also gets side story on October 25 ― This year's 21st issue of Hakusensha's Hana to Yume magazine announced last Friday that manga creator Tachibana Higuchi will launch a new manga titled Champignon no Majo (Champignon Witch) on Hakusensha's Manga Park manga app on October 18. The manga will also have new chapters on October 19 and 20, and will have new chapters every Friday af...
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ARP Backstage Pass Anime's Videos Preview Character Songs

Anime about dance vocal group premieres in January 2020 ― Asmik Ace began streaming four videos for ARP Backstage Pass, the television anime of the ARP (nominally an abbreviation for Artists Republic Production) dance vocal group, on Sunday. The videos preview the character songs for the main characters. The show's characters include: Shinji Daiya Rage León Kazuhiko Inoue will play the chairman, and ...

John Kirby, Namesake of Nintendo's 'Kirby' Character, Passes Away at 79

Lawyer successfully represented Nintendo in Universal's 1984 Donkey Kong/King Kong trademark case ― Attorney John Kirby passed away due to myelodysplastic syndrome on October 2. He was 79. Within video games and Japanese media, Kirby is perhaps best known as the namesake for Nintendo's "Kirby" character. In 1984, he successfully represented Nintendo in a lawsuit filed by Universal City Studios. The c...
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Live-Action Sazae-san TV Special Casts Norito Yashima as Norisuke

50th anniversary special with live-action segment premieres on November 24 ― The official Twitter account for the 50th anniversary special of the family television anime Sazae-san revealed on Friday that Norito Yashima (seen below) will play Sazae's cousin Norisuke Namino in the special's live-action segment. In the sequel story set 20 years later, Norisuke is now 46. He had since moved from his publ...
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My Hero Academia -Heroes: Rising- Filmgoers Get Manga Bonus

Kōhei Horikoshi draws Boku no Hero Academia Vol. Rising manga bonus ― The official website for Boku no Hero Academia the Movie -Heroes: Rising- (My Hero Academia the Movie -Heroes: Rising-), the new anime film based on Kōhei Horikoshi's My Hero Academia manga, announced on Monday that theatergoers will receive an exclusive short manga by Horikoshi titled Boku no Hero Academia Vol. R (My Hero Academia...
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Yoshitaka Amano's Gibiate Anime Series Reveals Cast, More Characters

Tetsuya Kakihara,Yukiyo Fujii, Hiroki Touchi, Michio Hazama star ― Yoshitaka Amano announced the cast members and new characters for his Gibiate anime series at New York Comic Con this past week. The cast includes, with the accompanying official character descriptions: Tetsuya Kakihara as Sensui Kanzaki: A samurai who travelled from the early Edo period. As known as 'Senningiri' (thousand-men slasher...

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Major 2nd Baseball Manga Briefly Listed With New Anime Series in April (Updated)

1st anime series based on Takuya Mitsuda's sequel manga premiered in April 2018 ― Shogakukan briefly listed the 17th compiled book volume (seen right) of Takuya Mitsuda's Major 2nd baseball manga for an October 18 release, and the listing reported that the manga will have a second television anime series that will premiere on the NHK Educational channel in April 2020. The volume's listing is no longe...
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Sailor Moon 'Girls Night Out' Café Opens in 6 Cities From October

The Sailor Moon "Girls Night Out"-themed café will open in Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya, Sapporo, Fukuoka, and Saitama starting from October 3. The collab follows the popularity and success of the Sailor Moon cafés in 2017. The cafés will sell themed food and drinks, as well as limited-time goods with art direction by apparel designer Etoile et Griotte and illustrator Jenny Kaori. The Tokyo and Osaka café...
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AniCast Lab Releases English-subtitled Video Introducing Tool For Creating VR Anime

Entertainment company Avex and virtual reality development company XVI Inc. announced last year that they are creating a tool titled AniCast Lab., which will allow users to create VR anime, such as virtual YouTubers, using XVI's AniCast software and share it. AniCast Lab posted an introduction video to the tool last Wednesday with closed-caption English, Japanese, and Chinese subtitles. The video ...
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The BEASTARS Animals Take an Excursion at Saitama's Tobu Zoo

Collaboration event will run from November 2 to December 29 ― It's pretty normal for animals to be at the zoo, but the anthropomorphic animals in BEASTARS are at Saitama's Tobu Zoo as students on an excursion. Tobu Zoo released a key visual on its website and announced a collaboration for November 2 until December 29. The collaboration was planned as a celebration of Weekly Shōnen Champion's 50th ann...
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Fate/Stay Night Teams Up With Axe to Release Body Spray

Men's cosmetic brand Axe Lab is releasing Fate/Stay Night-themed body spray in anticipation of the third Heaven's Feel movie's release in spring 2020. The campaign's duration is from October 7 to December 31. The body sprays come in three varieties: aqua, citrus, and savon. These sprays are inspired by the characters Illya, Rin, and Sakura respectively. Axe's popular body spray "Essence" also insp...
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We Never Learn: BOKUBEN Gets 2nd Video Anime Bundled With Manga's 16th Volume

25-minute anime to feature 5 female leads at wedding ceremony ― This year's 45th issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine announced on Monday that that an original video anime (OVA) for the We Never Learn: BOKUBEN will be bundled with the 16th volume of Taishi Tsutsui's We Never Learn (Boku-tachi wa Benkyō ga Dekinai) manga when the volume ships on April 3, 2020. The deadline to pre-order the ...

The Irregular at Magic High School: Visitor Arc TV Anime Announced for 2020

Risako Yoshida returns from film to direct 2nd season at 8-bit ― The "Dengeki Bunko Aki no Namahōsō Festival" event on Sunday revealed that the Mahōka Kōkō no Rettōsei: Raihōsha-hen (The Irregular at Magic High School: Visitor Arc) arc of Tsutomu Satou's original The Irregular at Magic High School light novel series will get an anime that will air in 2020. The anime will serve as the second season of...

Maō Gakuin no Futekigōsha Light Novels Get TV Anime

Tatsuhisa Suzuki stars in series about demon king who reincarnates 2,000 years later ― The "Dengeki Bunko Aki no Namahōsō Festival" event on Sunday revealed that Shu's Maō Gakuin no Futekigōsha ~Shijō Saikyō no Maō no Shiso, Tensei Shite Shison-tachi no Gakkō e Kayō light novel series is inspiring a television anime series. The anime will star Tatsuhisa Suzuki as Anoth. The anime's staff have opened ...
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LiSA Performs Sword Art Online: Alicization - War of Underworld Anime's Ending Theme

Anime returns on October 12 ― The official website for Sword Art Online: Alicization - War of Underworld, the second half of the Sword Art Online: Alicization anime, revealed on Sunday that LiSA will perform the show's ending theme song "unlasting." The anime will premiere on Tokyo MX, BS11, Gunma TV, Tochigi TV, and MBS, on October 12, and it will also begin streaming on AbemaTV on the same day. The...
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On-Gaku: Our Sound Anime Film Casts Musician Yasuyuki Okamura

Singer-songwriter's role in film to be kept secret until film opens in Japan on January 11, 2020 ― The staff for On-Gaku: Our Sound, the anime film adaptation of Hiroyuki Ohashi's "Ongaku" manga, revealed on Sunday that singer-songwriter Yasuyuki Okamura appears in the film. Okamura stated that his role in the film is being kept a secret until the film opens in Japan. Okamura has previously composed ...
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We Never Learn: BOKUBEN 2nd Season Anime to Have 13 Episodes

― The official website for the We Never Learn: BOKUBEN anime is listing that the show's second season will have six home video releases and 13 total episodes. The second season premiered in Japan on Saturday. Funimation, Crunchyroll, and HIDIVE are all streaming the series. The first season premiered on April 6. Aniplex of America has licensed the anime, and is streaming the anime on Hulu, Crunchyro...
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Val x Love Anime to Have 12 Episodes

― The official website for the television anime adaptation of Ryousuke Asakura's Val x Love (Ikusa x Koi) manga is listing that the anime will have four home video releases and 12 total episodes. The anime premiered on Saturday. Sentai Filmworks has licensed the series, and HIDIVE is streaming the series as it airs. Takashi Naoya is (Luck & Logic, Touken Ranbu: Hanamaru, Real Girl) is directing the ...
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Adachi to Shimamura TV Anime Stars Akari Kitō, Miku Itō

Anime airs on TBS in 2020 ― The "Dengeki Bunko Aki no Namahōsō Festival" event on Sunday revealed the main cast members for the television anime adaptation of Hitoma Iruma's Adachi and Shimamura (Adachi to Shimamura) yuri novel series. The anime will premiere in 2020 on the TBS channel. The anime will star Akari Kitō as Adachi and Miku Itō as Shimamura. The event also revealed line art designs for th...
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New Celestial Method Anime Episode Debuts on October 11

Marika Kōno voices new character Carol ― The official Twitter account for the Celestial Method television anime series announced on Saturday that the previously announced new episode for the anime will debut on October 11. The wording used indicates the episode will screen in theaters, but the Twitter account has not yet confirmed that officially. The account stated it will reveal more details "soon....
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Strike the Blood Anime Gets 4th OVA Series, Original OVA Episode in 2020 (Updated)

Key visual revealed for original OVA episode; 4th OVA season to have 12 episodes ― The "Dengeki Bunko Aki no Namahōsō Festival" event on Sunday revealed that the Strike the Blood franchise is getting both an original video anime (OVA) episode and a fourth OVA series in 2020. The original episode OVA is titled Strike the Blood Kieta Seisō-hen (Disappearing Holy Lance Arc). A key visual for the OVA epi...
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Funimation Streams New Trailer, Reveals 2 More Dub Cast Members for Plunderer Anime

Elizabeth Maxwell, Austin Tindle join cast for series premiering in January ― Funimation revealed a new English-subtitled trailer and more English cast members for the anime of Suu Minazuki's Plunderer manga at New York Comic Con on Saturday. The below seven-minute video first features the new trailer, then features an interview with voice actors Aoi Ichikawa and Ari Ozawa. The new cast members inclu...

The Rising of the Shield Hero Characters to Guest-Star in Isekai Quartet Anime Season 2

Other characters teased for new crossover anime season ― The Isekai Quartet crossover anime's "Yōkoso Isekai!" fan appeciation event announced on Saturday that characters from The Rising of the Shield Hero franchise will be "guest stars" in the second Isekai Quartet season. The event also teased that other characters will appear in the second season. Crunchyroll and Funimation were streaming the firs...
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Twittering Birds Never Fly Gets Collab Shops with Tower Records

Kou Yoneda's Twittering Birds Never Fly boys-love manga is getting a collaboration with music chain store Tower Records. From October 19 to November 14, pop-up stores will open in the Sapporo, Shinjuku, Kawasaki, Urawa, Nagoya, Umeda, Tokyo, Ikebukuro, and Machida Tower Records branches. Koneda released a visual for the collab showing protagonists Yashiro and Doumeki holding instruments, shown rig...
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Mimikyu Haunts Ichiban Kuji With Night Camp-Themed Goods

Banpresto's Ichiban Kuji lottery is offering some spooky Mimikyu goods in the lead up to Halloween. The Ghost- and Fairy-type Pokémon inspired a circus-themed line of prize lottery merchandise last year. This year's theme is "Pokémon Mimikkyu's Night Camp." The prizes are: A Prize: Mimikyu Light B Prize: Mimikyu Plush C Prize: Hooded Towel D Prize: Design Plates (two varieties) E Prize: Hand Towel...
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Black Clover ‒ Episodes 102-103

"The only proper story development in the first of these two episodes is the follow-up on Asta's sword situation, with him finally discovering that he's now in possession of the sword that Licht was using."
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Chinese Cup Noodle Ad Shows Alternate Story for Sword Art Online: Alicization

Cup Noodles' Chinese brand Hé Wèi Dào posted an ad on Chinese social media platform Sina Weibo showing Kirito and Alice from Sword Art Online: Alicization enjoying cup noodles together. The ad features exclusive footage and new recorded lines by the voice actors in Japanese with Chinese subtitles. The ad opens with the events of episodes 16 ad 17: Kirito and Eugo fight against Alice, only for Kiri...
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1st Fate/Grand Order Anime Film's Teaser Previews Mamoru Miyano's Role, Reveals More Staff

Lord El-Melloi II's Case Files' Ukyō Kodachi writes 1st film, opening in 2020 ― Aniplex posted the first teaser video and key visual for the first film in the Fate/Grand Order The Movie Divine Realm of the Round Table: Camelot (Fate/Grand Order Shinsei Entaku Ryōiki Camelot) film project on Sunday. The teaser previews Mamoru Miyano's voice as the character Bedivere, and it also announces more of the ...
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Monster Strike Anime's Final Arc Premieres on November 30

5 heroes unite to confront the most powerful Decemviri in End of the World arc ― The official Twitter account for the Monster Strike The Animation franchise announced on Saturday that the anime's final arc, Monster Strike: End of the World, will premiere on November 30 on the YouTube service. The arc will unite the heroes Lucifer (Yōko Hikasa), Arthur (Nana Mizuki). Solomon (Maaya Uchida), Noah (Sōma...
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Taboo Tattoo's Shinjirō Ends Shūmatsu no Nosferatu Manga in November

Vampire battle action manga launched in February 2018 ― The November issue of Kadokawa's Young Ace magazine revealed on Friday that Shinjirō (Fate/Zero, Taboo Tattoo) will end the Shūmatsu no Nosferatu (Nosferatu of the End) manga in the magazine's next issue on November 2. Shinjirō launched the manga in Young Ace in February 2018. The manga's third volume shipped on June 24. In the "vampire battle a...
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Senjūshi: The Thousand Noble Musketeers Manga Ends

Miki Daichi's manga based on Marvelous' smartphone game launched in June 2018 ― The November issue of Kadokawa's Young Ace magazine published the final chapter on Friday of Miki Daichi's Senjūshi manga. The manga's second and final volume will ship on December 4. Daichi launched the manga in Young Ace in June 2018, and Kadokawa published the first compiled book volume in November 2018. The manga is b...
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Koro Teacher Quest! Spinoff Manga Ends

Spinoff series of Assassination Classroom inspired anime film, net anime in 2016 ― The November issue of Shueisha's Saikyō Jump magazine published the final chapter on Friday of Kizuku Watanabe and Jō Aoto's Koro Sensei Quest! (Koro Teacher Quest!) manga. Watanabe and Aoto launched the manga in Saikyō Jump in October 2015 as a spinoff of Yusei Matsui's Assassination Classroom manga. Shueisha publishe...
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My Hero Academia Anime's 4th Season Previewed in 4th Promo Video

Series premieres on October 12 with streaming on Funimation, Crunchyroll, Hulu ― Toho Animation began streaming a fourth promotional video on Saturday for the fourth season of the My Hero Academia television anime series. The video previews some of the characters, including new characters, who will appear in the arc. The new season covers the manga's Hero Intern arc that began in the 14th volume. The...
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Bushiroad Invests in Theater Troupe to Adapt its Works as Stage Plays

Company invests in Gekidan Hikōsen theater troupe that was founded in 1966 ― Entertainment company Bushiroad announced on September 30 that it has invested in the Gekidan Hikōsen theater troupe based in Kawasaki city in Kanagawa prefecture. Bushiroad purchased 14.5% of the stock in Gekidan Hikōsen's parent company Sopratico Co., Ltd. from its representative director Takashi Ōba for 33,350,000 yen (ab...
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Aksys Games to Release Code: Realize ~Future Blessings~ Game for Switch in Spring 2020

― Aksys Games announced on Thursday that it will release the Code: Realize ~Future Blessings~ fandisc game for the Nintendo Switch in spring 2020. The company had announced at Anime Expo in July that it would release several otome games for Nintendo Switch in 2020, including the first Code:Realize ~Guardian of Rebirth~ game and the Code:Realize ~Future Blessings~ fandisc. Code:Realize ~Guardian of R...
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XSEED Releases Corpse Party: Blood Drive Game on Switch, PC on October 10

Final game in series launched on PS Vita in July 2014 ― XSEED Games began streaming two videos on Friday to announce that it will release 5pb.'s Corpse Party: Blood Drive game on Windows PC (via Humble Store, Steam, and GOG) and Nintendo Switch on October 10. XSEED Games describes the game: The disturbing events that the survivors of Kisaragi Academy's class 2-9 encountered are theirs alone to mourn ...
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Super Robot Wars X Game's English Video Reveals January 10 Release in Southeast Asia

Game also launches for PC, Switch in Japan on January 10 ― Bandai Namco Entertainment Southeast Asia began streaming a release date trailer on Friday for the Super Robot Wars X game. The video reveals that the game will launch in Southeast Asia for the PC and Nintendo Switch on January 10, the same date the game launches for both platforms in Japan. Bandai Namco Entertainment Southeast Asia had annou...

Viz Media Works With Disney to Release Star Wars: The Legends of Luke Skywalker, Frozen 2 Manga

Star Wars manga to feature art by Akira Himekawa, Haruichi, Akira Fukaya, more ― Viz Media announced at its panel at New York Comic Con on Friday that it is working with Disney to release "manga" about Disney properties. The company announced it will release a book titled Star Wars: The Legends of Luke Skywalker, which will feature artwork by manga creator duo Akira Himekawa (various The Legend of Ze...
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My Hero Academia Wins Best Manga at Harvey Awards

Radiant was nominated for Best European Book, but loses to Waves ― The Harvey Awards, which honors outstanding work in comics and sequential art, awarded Kohei Horikoshi's My Hero Academia manga with the Best Manga award at New York Comic Con on Friday. The manga competed against Junji Ito's Frankenstein: Junji Ito Story Collection, ONE's Mob Psycho 100, Yuhki Kamatani's Our Dreams At Dusk: Shimanami...
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Tokyo Chronos Giveaway

The team behind VR game Tokyo Chronos is giving away posters to lucky ANN readers. ― About 15 hours of playtime, one of the most popular VR games in Japan! The team behind Tokyo Chronos is giving away one game poster each to three winners! Uncover the secrets of Shibuya and escape from this deserted world! The Original VR Mystery Visual Novel Tokyo Chronos is now available on Oculus Rift, Oculus Go,...

Female Victim of Kyoto Animation Fire Passes Away, Bringing Death Toll to 36 (Updated)

Woman in her 20s was receiving treatment in hospital for burns on her entire body ― News service NHK reported on Saturday that, according to police, a woman in her 20s who was hospitalized after the July 18 fire at Kyoto Animation's Studio 1 building passed away on Friday around 8:00 p.m. from septic shock. Police stated that the woman was an employee at Kyoto Animation, and she was on the first floo...
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Hi-Score Girl II Voice Actors Try Out PC Engine Mini

Rensuke Oshikiri's Hi Score Girl is all about hanging out in arcades in the 90s and trying out the best cabinets of the era. The series' second season is heading to Netflix after it premieres on October 25 but its voice actors Kōhei Amasaki (Haruo) and Hiroki Yasumoto (Guile-san) tried out some of the classics on the soon-to-be-released PC Engine Mini console. The game system is the latest retro a...
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Sword Art Online: Alicization Rising Steel Smartphone Game's 2 Videos Streamed

Bandai Namco Entertainment to release game in Japan, West ― Bandai Namco Entertainment began streaming two more promotional videos for its Sword Art Online: Alicization Rising Steel (Sword Art Online: Alicization Blading) smartphone role-playing game on Thursday. The videos feature a battle tutorial and an introduction to the character Eydis. Bandai Namco Entertainment will release the game in both J...
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Food Wars! Season 4 Anime's English-subtitled Trailer Streamed

Series premieres on October 11 ― Crunchyroll began streaming a promotional video for Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma The Fourth Plate (Shokugeki no Soma: Shin no Sara), the fourth anime season based on Yūto Tsukuda and Shun Saeki's manga, on Friday. The video is an English-subtitled version of the anime's teaser video that debuted in June. The anime will premiere on both Tokyo MX and BS11 in Japan on Oc...
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Fragtime OAV's Misuzu and Haruka Promote Movie Ticket App

The theatrical release of the Fragtime yuri OAV is set for November 22 and Misuzu and Haruka want to remind fans that they can pre-order tickets via the Kinepass app. The characters appear in an ad where they promise to exchange movie tickets using the app. Pony Canyon began streaming the ad on Thursday and it will screen in select theaters nationwide. The "time-stopping yuri" story centers on hig...
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Z/X Code reunion Anime's 2nd Promo Video Previews Yui Ogura Song

Series premieres on October 8 with HIDIVE streaming ― The official website for the anime based on the Z/X Code reunion manga in the Z/X game franchise began streaming the second promotional video on Friday. The video previews Yui Ogura's opening theme song "Destiny," composed by Noriyasu Agematsu from Elements Garden. The anime will premiere on Tokyo MX on October 8 at 11:00 p.m. Sentai Filmworks has...

Viz Media Licences Fushigi Yūgi: Byakko Senki, How Do We Relationship?, Mujirushi: The Sign of Dreams Manga

U.S. publisher also adds Not Your Idol, Ping Pong manga; Monster Hunter: World - Official Complete Works book ― Viz Media announced six manga licenses and releases for 2020 at its panel at New York Comic Con on Friday. The company also announced that it will release the Monster Hunter: World - Official Complete Works book in August 2020, as well as writer In-Wan Youn, artist Kyung-Il Yang, and origin...
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Funimation to Stream Actors: Song Connection Anime

Series about students singing at academy premieres on Sunday ― Funimation announced on Twitter on Friday that it will begin streaming Actors: Song Connection, the television anime based on Exit Tunes' ACTORS CD project, in Japanese with English subtitles on Sunday. The anime will stream in the U.S., Canada, the U.K., Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand. Funimation describes the anime: A Vocaloid x vo...
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Crunchyroll Reveals Premiere Dates for Food Wars! Season 4, Chihayafuru Season 3, 'Didn't I Say to Make My Abilities Average in the Next Life?!' Anime

― Crunchyroll announced at its panel at New York Comic Con on Friday that it will begin streaming the Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma The Fourth Plate anime on October 11 and the Chihayafuru 3 anime on October 22. Crunchyroll also confirmed that it will begin streaming the anime of FUNA's Didn't I Say to Make My Abilities Average in the Next Life?! (Watashi, Nōryoku wa Heikinchi de tte Itta yo ne!) lig...
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Find Your Future with Attack on Titan Divination

The characters of Attack on Titan have endured all kinds of work, whether its taking down hungry celebrities or battling unwanted body hair. Women's magazine ViVi has paired itself with the fan-favorite series in hopes of discovering the future. The magazine's resident fortuneteller Glorious Seiko took 36 characters from Attack on Titan to create "Attack on Titan Divination." The special site asks...
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Sentai Filmworks Licenses Chidori RSC Anime

Anime of Rifle is Beautiful manga premieres in Japan on October 13 ― Sentai Filmworks announced on Thursday that it has licensed Chidori RSC, the television anime of Akki Sarumi's Rifle is Beautiful four-panel manga. The company will stream the series this fall and release it on home video in the future. The series will premiere in Japan on October 13 at 11:00 p.m. (10:00 a.m. EDT) on the Tokyo MX st...
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HIDIVE to Stream 2nd Seasons of Granblue Fantasy, We Never Learn: BOKUBEN Anime

Granblue Fantasy season 2 premiered on Friday, We Never Learn: BOKUBEN season 2 premieres on Saturday ― HIDIVE announced on Friday that it is streaming the second seasons of the Granblue Fantasy The Animation and We Never Learn: BOKUBEN television anime series. HIDIVE began streaming Granblue Fantasy The Animation Season 2 on Friday at 12:30 p.m. EDT. Crunchyroll is also streaming Granblue Fantasy Th...
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Creator Rensuke Oshikiri Says He's Working on a 'New' Hi Score Girl Project

New manga to have 'completely different feel from the first generation.' ― Hi Score Girl manga creator Rensuke Oshikiri revealed at a talk show last Sunday that he is working on a "new work" for Hi Score Girl, although he chose not to reveal anything further out of concern that it would make it harder for him to draw. He mentioned that he had originally planned to start work on it this year, but he h...

Vic Mignogna's Civil Case Against Funimation, Voice Actress Monica Rial, Ron Toye Dismissed

Court has dismissed all 17 of Mignogna's claims ― Judge John P. Chupp dismissed all of voice actor Vic Mignogna's case against voice actress Monica Rial, Rial's fiance Ron Toye, and Funimation in Tarrant County District Court on Friday. The court dismissed Mignogna's five remaining claims against the defendants, for a total of 17 dismissed claims between Friday's ruling and a ruling on September 6. M...
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Crunchyroll to Stream Woodpecker Detective's Office Anime in Spring 2020

Company also adds KONOSUBA - God's Blessing on This Wonderful World– Legend of Crimson screening on November 14 ― Crunchyroll announced at its panel at New York Comic Con on Friday that it will begin streaming the television anime adaptation of Kei Ii's Woodpecker Detective's Office (Kitsutsuki Tantei-Dokoro) mystery novel in spring 2020. The anime is a Crunchyroll co-production. Crunchyroll also ann...
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Kodansha Comics Licenses Kōsuke Satake's The Witch and the Beast Manga

My Boss' Kitten, 1122, Guilty, Our Fake Marriage also licensed for digital release ― Kodansha Comics announced new manga licenses for both print and digital at its panel at New York Comic Con on Friday. The company will publish The Witch and the Beast in print in 2020. The company will also digitally publish My Boss' Kitten (October 15 release), 1122: For a Happy Marriage (October 22 release), Guilty...
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Viz Media Reveals One-Punch Man Season 2 Anime's Dub Cast

Toonami premieres dub on October 12 ― Viz Media revealed the new English dub cast for the second season of the One-Punch Man anime at its Shonen Jump panel at New York Comic Con on Friday. The company also began streaming a video clip for the dub. The new cast members include: Greg Chun as Garou Alan Lee as Suiryu Bill Millsap as Gyoro-Gyoro Jason Marnocha as Orochi Adult Swim's Toonami programming b...
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Viz Licenses New Bleach, Naruto, One Piece Novels (Update)

Also announce print versions for act-age, RWBY, Samurai 8, SPY x FAMILY ― Viz Media announced during its Shonen Jump panel at New York Comic Con on Friday that it will release Ryohgo Narita's Bleach: Can't Fear Your Own World novel in July 2020, Mirei Miyamoto's Naruto: Naruto's Story - Family Day novel in June 2020, and Sho Hinata's One Piece: Ace's Story novel in May 2020. Viz Media also announced ...

Toonami Premieres JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Golden Wind Anime on October 26

Phillip Reich, Ray Chase, Mick Lauer, Sean Chiplock, Kyle McCarley, Ethan Murray join dub cast ― Viz Media announced during its Shonen Jump panel at New York Comic Con on Friday that Adult Swim's Toonami programming block will premiere the JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Golden Wind anime on October 26 with an English dub. The company also began streaming a video clip for the dub. The dub cast includes: Ph...
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Murenase! Seton Gakuen Animal Romantic Comedy Manga Gets Anime

Kenjiro Tsuda stars in series about human, wolf girl at animal school ― Cygames announced on Friday that Bungo Yamashita's Murenase! Seton Gakuen manga is getting a television anime adaptation. Cygames is streaming a teaser video for the series. The anime will star Kenjiro Tsuda as the male animal characters in each episode. The anime is collaborating with the following companies: Kyushu Nature Anima...
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Carole & Tuesday Anime's 2nd Half Debuts on Netflix Worldwide on December 24

― The official Twitter account for the Carole & Tuesday anime announced on Thursday that the show's second half (episodes 13-24) will debut worldwide outside of Japan on Netflix on December 24. The show's final episode aired this week in Japan. The first half of the 24-episode anime series debuted worldwide on Netflix on August 30. The anime premiered on Fuji TV's +Ultra programming block on April 1...
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Woodpecker Detective's Office Anime Reveals Main Cast, More Staff, Visual

Shintarō Asanuma, Takahiro Sakurai star in spring 2020 series ― The official website for the television anime adaptation of Kei Ii's Woodpecker Detective's Office (Kitsutsuki Tantei-Dokoro) mystery novel revealed more cast members, more staff members, and a visual on Friday. The anime will star Shintarō Asanuma as Takuboku Ishikawa and Takahiro Sakurai as Kyōsuke Kindaichi. As previously revealed, th...
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Date A Bullet Spinoff Anime's Special Promo Video Streamed

Spinoff series of Date A Live centers on Kurumi Tokisaki ― The official website for Date A Bullet, the adaptation of Yūichirō Higashide's Date A Live Fragment: Date A Bullet spinoff novels, began streaming a special promotional video on Friday to commemorate the anime adaptation's announcement. The spinoff story based on the Date A Live light novel series centers on Kurumi Tokisaki, with voice actres...
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Japan's Video Game Rankings, September 23-29

Dragon Quest XI Switch version debuts at #1, Code Vein at #2 ― Japan's Game Ranking: September 23-29 Rank System Title Maker Release Date Weekly Copies Total Copies 1NSwDragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age Square Enix September 27 303,204 303,204 2PS4Code Vein Bandai Namco Entertainment September 27 60,843 60,843 3PS4Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout Koei Tecmo Games September ...
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Japan's Animation TV Ranking, September 23-29

Natsuzora earns 22.5% rating, anohana movie earns 1.0%, Mix finale earns 3.5% ― The latest episode of the Natsuzora live-action series about the early Japanese animation industry aired on NHK on Friday, September 27 at 8:00 a.m. and earned a 22.5% rating. The anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day anime film aired on Fuji TV on Thursday, September 26 at 1:05 a.m. and earned a 1.0% rating. Title Station ...
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Live-Action Sazae-san TV Special Casts Shinya Kote as Anago

50th anniversary special with live-action segment premieres on November 24 ― The official Twitter account for the 50th anniversary special of the family television anime Sazae-san revealed on Friday that Shinya Kote (seen below) will play the role of Anago in the special's live-action segment. The live-action segment's cast members include (from left to right in image above): Yoshie Ichige as Fune Ma...
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Yo-kai Watch 4++ Game Launches for PS4, Switch on December 5

Enhanced version of Yo-kai Watch 4 features new multiplayer mode, areas, Yo-kai ― Level 5 announced on Tuesday that its Yo-kai Watch 4: Bokura wa Onaji Sora o Miageteiru (We Look Up Toward the Same Sky) Nintendo Switch game will get an enhanced version titled Yo-kai Watch 4++ for the PlayStation 4 and Switch on December 5. The game will feature a new multiplayer mode, new areas, and new Yo-kai. Those...
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Medaka Box Creators Release New 1-Shot Manga

NisiOisin, Akira Akatsuki create "Tabitabi Demonstration" 1-shot ― The November issue of Shueisha's Jump SQ. magazine revealed on Friday that NisiOisin and Akira Akatsuki will release the "Tabitabi Demonstration" one-shot manga in the next issue on November 2. The work will commemorate the 12th anniversary of the magazine. NisiOisin, fellow writer Yūto Tsukuda, and artist Shun Saeki released the roma...
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Shueisha Launches Young Jump Battle Magazine Supplement

New publication will have 1-shots by Tiger & Bunny: The Comic, Terraformars creators ― This week's 44th issue of Shueisha's Weekly Young Jump magazine revealed on Thursday that Shueisha will launch a new supplement to the magazine named Young Jump Battle on October 15. The supplement will focus on the "battle" manga genre, and the first issue will include five one-shots. The first one-shot is a Tiger...
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Tokyopop Licenses The Gentle Noble's Vacation Recommendation, Love Stories Manga

The Fox and the Little Tanuki; The Apple, the Rose, and the Vampire also licensed ― Tokyopop announced during its New York Comic Panel on Thursday that it has licensed The Gentle Noble's Vacation Recommendation; The Fox and the Little Tanuki; Love Stories; and The Apple, the Rose, and the Vampire manga. The company will also begin offering new collector's editions for the Aria: The Masterpiece, Tarot...
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Bandai Namco, diomedéa Reveal Futsal Boys!!!!! Sports Project With Planned Anime, Game

Project will have matches between cast members that will affect anime, game's story ― Bandai Namco Arts, Bandai Namco Entertainment, and anime studio diomedéa announced a new collaborative mixed media franchise titled Futsal Boys!!!!! on Friday. Futsal is a variant of football similar to soccer, but played indoors. The project includes a planned anime, smartphone game app, and actual futsal matches b...
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Fire Force Anime's New Video Previews 2nd Opening Song

New visual also unveiled for anime ― The official website of the anime of Atsushi Ohkubo's Fire Force (En En no Shōbōtai) manga began streaming a new promotional video for the anime on Friday. The video previews the anime's second opening theme song "MAYDAY feat. Ryo from CRYSTAL LAKE" by coldrain. The opening theme will premiere in the anime's 15th episode on November 1. The site also revealed a new...

Funimation to Release New Yu Yu Hakusho OVA With Subtitles, English Dub

Yusuke, Kazuma's dub voices Justin Cook, Christopher R. Sabat announce news at NYCC ― Funimation announced at its Yu Yu Hakusho Reunion panel in New York Comic Con on Thursday that it will release the new Yu Yu Hakusho original video animation (OVA), including the episodes "Two Shots" and "All or Nothing," with both English subtitles and an English dub. Justin Cook and Christopher R. Sabat, who playe...

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Star ☆ Twinkle Precure Anime Film Unveils Dance Clip

Clip features insert song "Twinkle Stars" for October 19 film ― The official YouTube channel for the Precure franchise began streaming a clip from Star Twinkle Precure: Hoshi no Uta ni Omoi wo Komete (Star ☆ Twinkle Precure the Movie: Put Your Feelings into the Song of Stars), the anime film companion to the Star ☆ Twinkle Precure anime series, on Friday. The clip shows the five main characters danci...
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Ribon Magazine Includes Memorial for ChocoMimi Manga Creator Konami Sonoda

The November issue of Shueisha's Ribon magazine includes a memorial section for manga creator Konami Sonoda who passed away due to breast cancer in August. The "Memories Notebook" section includes illustrations and recollections from other creators that knew Sonoda. The section's first chapter includes a story by Kirameki no Lion Boy creator Yoko Maki. Sonoda was born in Hyogo Prefecture in 1977. ...
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Crunchyroll Launches Gundam Merchandise Partnership

― Crunchyroll announced on Tuesday that it has launched a partnership with anime studio Sunrise and advertising agency Sotsu Co., Ltd. to manage the merchandise rights for five Gundam franchise series in North America, South America, the United Kingdom, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand. The series include Mobile Suit Gundam, Mobile Suit Gundam Wing, Mobile Suit Gundam Seed, Mobile Suit Gundam 00, ...
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Pro Wrestlers Show How You Can Pull Off Those Kemonomichi Moves

Did you watch Kemono Michi: Rise Up and wonder how you to could pull off a German suplex? The anime's live-action counterpart is aiming to teach viewers Genzo's moves each week with the help of pros from DDT Pro Wrestling. The first episode stars masked wrestler Super Sasadango Machine (Yoshihiro Sakai) performing a German suplex as seen in the anime's first episode. He's joined by female pro wres...
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Dragon Ball Super Ranks #14 on New York Times' Graphic Books Bestseller List

― The sixth volume of the Dragon Ball Super manga by Toyotarou ranked #14 on The New York Times' Graphic Books and Manga bestseller list. Viz Media shipped the book on September 3, and it describes the volume: The Lords of Everything are about to host the Tournament of Power! The Zen Exhibition Match between the Gods of Destruction comes to an end, and the rules for the main event are set. The penal...
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My Hero One's Justice 2 Game's Announcement Trailer Previews New Playable Characters

Mirio Togata, Nejire Hado, Tamaki Amajiki, Mina Ashido, Minoru Mineta join character roster ― Bandai Namco Entertainment America began streaming a trailer for the My Hero One's Justice 2 (My Hero Academia: One's Justice 2) game for PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, and PC on Thursday. New playable characters include Kai Chisaki (Overhaul), Mirio Togata, Nejire Hado, Tamaki Amajiki, Mina Ashid...
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Mizuka Yuzuhara Launches New Futari no Polaris Manga in November

Manga about reticent girl encountering something unexpected launches on November 2 ― The official website of Shueisha's Ribon magazine revealed on Wednesday that Mizuka Yuzuhara will launch the Futari no Polaris manga in the magazine's December issue on November 2. The manga's first 57-page chapter will have a color opening page and feature on the issue's front cover. The website teased that the mang...
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Okko's Inn's Michiya Katō Directs Yabaton Tonkatsu Shop Anime Short

Visual effects director Michiya Katō ('Obake no Dokuro', Kizumonogatari films) helmed a new anime short for Nagoya area tonkatsu shop Yabaton. The short, 'Ōsu no Bu-chan,' will premiere on October 6 on an outdoor screen near the main Yabaton shop. Voice actor Fukushi Ochiai, who voices Bu-chan, will attend the premiere. The short follows the shy and kind-hearted Bu-chan and his unusual family as t...
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Eat-Man's Akihito Yoshitomi Launches New Manga on October 18

Kyō Kara Mirai manga is high school girls' love story ― The November issue of Hero's Inc.'s Monthly Hero's magazine revealed on Tuesday that manga creator Akihito Yoshitomi will launch a new manga titled Kyō Kara Mirai (The Future From Today) on Hero's Inc.'s Flat Heros website on October 18. The magazine describes the manga as a high school girls' love story that "sensitively depicts the feeling of ...
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Crunchyroll to Stream Null and Peta Anime

Anime premieres on Friday ― Crunchyroll announced on Thursday that it will begin streaming Null & Peta, the anime of Tokyotoon and Shinei Animation's new original multimedia project of the same name, on Friday at 10:45 a.m. EDT. The anime will stream in North America, Central America, South America, Europe, Africa, Oceania, and the Middle East. The series will premiere online on Friday at 12:00 p.m. ...
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Funimation to Stream Azur Lane, No Guns Life Anime

Azur Lane debuts on Thursday, No Guns Life on October 10 ― Funimation announced on Twitter on Thursday that it will begin streaming Azur Lane in Japanese with English subtitles on Thursday at 4:00 p.m. EDT and with an English dub on October 17. The company also announced on Wednesday that it will begin streaming No Guns Life in Japanese with English subtitles on October 10 and with an English dub on ...
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Zombie Land Saga Idols Head to India in Curry Meshi Anime Music Video

Nissin's Curry Meshi debuted its 30-second ad starring the undead idols of Zombie Land Saga. The Franchouchou idols dive into the instant meal and are transported to magical version of India. The news ong "Kagayaite (Curry Meshi ver.)" written by Zombie Land Saga opening theme composer Yusuke Kato and lyricist Shin Furuya sets the scene. The anime's director Munehisa Sakai is also returned for the...
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BanG Dream! FILM LIVE Anime Film Tops 200 Million Yen at Box Office

Film opened on September 13 ― The BanG Dream! FILM LIVE anime film has sold more than 100,000 tickets to earn more than 200 million yen (about US$1.87 million) at the Japanese box office as of Sunday. The film opened in 56 theaters in Japan on September 13. The film had earned more than 100 million yen (about US$924,000) at the Japanese box office as of September 17. Sanzigen returned to animate the ...
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Kazuyoshi Saitō Performs Chibi Maruko-chan Anime's 12th Ending Theme Song

Late manga creator Momoko Sakura wrote new ending theme song's lyrics ― The official website for the long-running Chibi Maruko-chan anime series announced on Tuesday that Kazuyoshi Saitō is performing the 12th ending theme song "Itsumo no Fūkei" (Usual Scenery), which will premiere on the show on Sunday. The original manga creator Momoko Sakura wrote the song's lyrics with Saitō in mind as the perfor...
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Dunlop Tire's 3rd 'Road to You' Anime Short Features Cover Song By 15-Year-Old Virtual Singer Kafu

Dunlop Tires posted its third fully-animated commercial for its Winter Maxx 02 stud-less tires on Wednesday. The music video ad is titled "ROAD TO YOU -Kioku ni Mau Konayuki" (Road to You: The Snow that Dances in Memories) and tells a tragic teen love story about two childhood friends who fall in love only to part ways when the girl leaves on exchange. 15-year-old virtual singer Kafu performs a co...
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HIDIVE Streams ORESUKI: Are you the only one who loves me? Anime

Anime premiered on Wednesday ― HIDIVE announced on Wednesday that it is streaming ORESUKI Are you the only one who loves me?, the television anime of Rakuda and Buriki's Ore wo Suki na no wa Omae Dake ka yo (Are You Really the Only One Who Likes Me) light novel series. The anime premiered on Wednesday. In the romantic comedy series, Amatsuyu Kirasagi is invited out alone by the cool beauty upperclass...
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Sentai Filmworks Licenses Assassins Pride Anime

Series streams this fall, gets home video release ― Sentai Filmworks announced on Thursday that it has licensed the television anime of Kei Amagi's Assassins Pride light novel series with worldwide rights excluding Asia. The company will stream the series this fall and release it on home video in the future. Sentai Filmworks describes the story: In a world where only nobles wield the sacred power of ...
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Sentai Filmworks Licenses Z/X Code Reunion Anime (Update)

Series streams on HIDIVE this fall, gets home video release ― Sentai Filmworks announced on Thursday that it has licensed the anime based on the Z/X Code reunion manga in the Z/X game franchise. The license covers North America, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, South America and Central America, Spain and Portugal, as well as Nordic and Scandinavian countries. The co...
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'void tRrLM(); //void teRraLiuM' Game's Teaser Video Reveals January Release

htoL#NiQ director Masayuki Furuya works on roguelike post-apocalyptic game ― The official website for Nippon Ichi Software's new void tRrLM(); //void teRraLiuM game began streaming a teaser video on Thursday. The game will ship for the PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch in Japan on January 23. The roguelike game is set in a ruined world, and centers on Toriko, the last human girl left in the world, an...
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Legend of the Galactic Heroes Anime's 2nd 'Season' Trailer Previews 2nd Film

2nd film in 3-film series opens in Japan on October 25 ― The official website for The Legend of the Galactic Heroes Die Neue These Seiran (The New Thesis: Stellar War), a series of three films that comprises the second "season" of the new anime of Yoshiki Tanaka's epic science fiction novels Legend of the Galactic Heroes, began streaming a trailer for the second film on Thursday. The first film opene...
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Miki no Mikoto Sake Character Project Gets 13-Episode Short Anime

Kaito Ishikawa, Ryohei Arai, Masaya Matsukaze, more star in 2020 series ― The official website for the Miki no Mikoto (literally: Lords of Sacred Sake) franchise, which personifies various famous sake brands as ikemen, revealed on Wednesday that the project is inspiring a 13-episode series of anime shorts in 2020. The anime is a collaboration between Bandai Namco Entertainment's interactive livestrea...
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Rakudai Ninja Rantarō Manga to End at 65th Volume

Manga launched in 1986 ― The official Twitter account for Soubee Amako's long-running Rakudai Ninja Rantarō ninja gag manga revealed on Monday that the manga will end with the 65th compiled book volume on November 30. The final volume will get a regular edition release as well as a special edition that includes a 32-page booklet. The original manga, the ongoing 1993 Nintama Rantarō television anime, ...
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Soreike! Anpanman Anime Gets 1st New Opening Sequence Since 1988

Show's director Akinori Nagaoka directed new opening ― The staff for the Soreike! Anpanman children's anime confirmed on Thursday that the television anime will receive its first new opening title sequence since the show debuted in 1988, and it will debut with the show's 1,472nd episode on Friday. The show's director Akinori Nagaoka directed the new opening sequence, which includes a "Yanase Usagi" c...
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Stand My Heroes Anime's New Video, Visual Unveiled

Anime premieres on October 7 with Funimation stream ― The official website for Stand My Heroes: Piece of Truth, the television anime of the Stand My Heroes smartphone game, began streaming a promotional video for the anime on Thursday. The site also unveiled a new visual for the anime. The anime will premiere on October 7. Funimation will stream the anime as it airs in Japan, and will also stream an ...
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Live-Action Kiss Me at the Stroke of Midnight Film's Trailer Previews Theme Song

Ryota Katayose, Kanna Hashimoto star in December 6 film ― The official website for the live-action film of Rin Mikimoto's Kiss Me at the Stroke of Midnight (Gozen 0-ji, Kiss Shi ni Kite yo) manga. The video previews the film's theme song "One in a Million -Kiseki no Yoru ni-" (A Night of Miracles) by GENERATIONS from EXILE TRIBE. The film will open in Japan on December 6. Takehiko Shinjō is directing...
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