ANN Holiday Gift Guide 2021

Trying to find the perfect gift for the otaku in your life? Why not check out Anime News Network's curated list of anime, manga, video games, and collectibles? Everything from the most popular series to classics is right here!

Toei Animation Confirms Delicious Party Precure as Franchise's 19th Entry

Ongoing Tropical-Rouge! Precure anime premiered on February 28

The Blue Period Anime Episodes Delayed by Another Week Outside Japan

Netflix was already streaming anime with 2-week delay

How a Realist Hero Rebuilt the Kingdom Anime Teases Part 2 in Clip

2nd part of TV anime premieres January

Does it Hold Up? Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex

This uncertainty towards a shadowy entity on the periphery of our society, manipulating its many tiers, is exactly the framework which is utilized within the classic anime series. Is its messages still relevant nearly 20 years later?

Revisiting G no Reconguista, And Looking Back On 'Happy Tomino'

Tomino's relentless criticism of popular titles in the industry as well as his own works cast the image of an artist forever striving towards some kind of magnum opus that we could point to as an encapsulation of his decades-spanning career.

This Week in Anime - The Ghost of Digimon Future

Digimon superfan Jean-Karlo gushes about the newest Digimon series, Ghost Game and how it revitalizes the franchise with its unique designs and spooky vibes.

ANN Holiday Gift Guide 2021

Trying to find the perfect gift for the otaku in your life? Why not check out Anime News Network's curated list of anime, manga, video games, and collectibles? Everything from the most popular series to classics is right here!

Interview: Naruto Series Composer Yasuharu Takanashi

Naruto is a legendary anime, but without a doubt, the music helped catapult it to success. Jacki Jing talks with composer Yasuharu Takanashi now that the music is available for streaming and download stateside.

Anime NYC Sees Big Conventions' Return to Form

If this year's Otakon convention felt like a local, more intimate gathering then Anime NYC's take over of the the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center was a return to large-scale cons—growing pains included.
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Seven Deadly Sins: Dragon's Judgement Episodes 13-24

In the final moments of the season, the writing rushes towards its conclusion and unfortunately the rest of the show suffers for it. ― First let's talk about what this final season of The Seven Deadly Sins does right. As has been the case right along, it does a remarkable job of remaining faithful to Arthurian lore. While this is abundantly clear in such plot details as the names of the next generati...
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This Week in Games - Punching It Up

with Christmas just around the corner, most of season's the major new releases have already hit shelves, and now it's simply a matter of finding time to play them all. But even though the United States has a holiday weekend, the news isn't stopping just for us. ― Hi folks! I hope all of you in the U.S. had a swell Thanksgiving holiday! Hopefully you're not reading this in a Black Friday line somewher...
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The Summit of the Gods

If possible, I recommend watching this film in theaters (with a jacket and a mask) and lose yourself to the grand beauty and brutality of Mount Everest. ― The French animated adaptation of The Summit of the Gods brilliantly brings Jiro Taniguchi and Baku Yumemakura's work to life in a 90-minute theatrical story. Watching this movie will inspire viewers to either start a new hobby in mountaineering, o...
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Anime NYC 2021 - My Hero Academia Composer Yuki Hayashi

His discography includes hit anime like Precure to Haikyu! and follows a particularly unique trajectory. Hayashi made his American convention debut at Anime NYC and made some time to discuss his work with Anime News Network. ― At 41 years old, composer and musician Yuki Hayashi has created songs from everything ranging from live-action television dramas, video games, and popular anime series. His dis...
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Cowboy Bebop Live-Action

It barely peeks beyond the soft, sanded-down edges of the MCU and its ilk. When it's not straight-up incompetent, it's dull, safe, and sterile—words that should be anathema to “the work, which becomes a new genre itself.” ― I've been around long enough to remember mockups of Keanu Reeves sporting poofy green hair pasted on top of his head. Since Cowboy Bebop's explosion in popularity in the early aug...
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Anime Frontier Ticket Give-Away

We're giving away weekend passes to Anime Frontier! ― Anime Frontier is less than 2 weeks away! If you've been trying to decide whether or not to go, we've got you covered, why not go for free? Thanks to our friends at Leftfield Media, ANN is giving away 3-weekend tickets to the brand new North Texas Convention. Anime Frontier is will be an epic 3-day convention put on by the folks behind Anime NYC....
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Doing His Best to Confess GN 1

Doing His Best to Confess while it does rely on characters of unusual cluelessness, also pairs it with an incredible earnestness that ends up making things cute rather than patently ridiculous. ― A lot of comedies, particularly of the romantic variety, rely on the preternatural density of their characters to make their storylines work. That's a tricky proposition, because sometimes it means that the ...
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Naoki Serizawa Launches New Seiheki Club Manga

Akitsugu Mizumoto draws art for manga about high school pair's sexual fetishes ― The official Twitter account for Impress' CoMax online manga site revealed on Wednesday that Naoki Serizawa and Akitsugu Mizumoto launched a new manga titled Seiheki Club (Propensity Club) on the service on the same day. The manga will be serialized online by chapter, and is also available on Amazon. Serizawa writes the ...
daily briefs

Mars, Cesare's Fuyumi Soryo Launches New Work 'Soon'

― This year's 52nd issue of Kodansha's Morning magazine revealed on Thursday that Fuyumi Soryo will launch a new work "soon." The same issue ended Soryo's CESARE - Il Creatore che ha distrutto historical manga on Thursday. The biographical work tells the story of Cesare Borgia. Motoaki Hara supervised the manga. Soryo launched the manga in Morning in 2005. The 13th and final volume will ship on Janu...
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Hanabi-chan wa Okuregachi Anime Reveals Main Cast, Staff, 2022 Debut

Azumi Waki, Sumire Uesaka, M.A.O star in upcoming anime ― The Comiplex manga site revealed the staff, cast, visuals, and 2022 debut on Friday for the anime adaptation of Ranpu Shirogane and Mamimu's Hanabi-chan wa Okuregachi (Hanabi-chan Is Often Late) manga. The anime will star: Azumi Waki as Hanabi Hana Ariake Sumire Uesaka as Versus Sen Takanawa M.A.O as Thunder Kaminari Nihonbashi Hiromitsu Kanaz...
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Kono Light Novel ga Sugoi! Reveals 2022 Series Ranking

Chitose-kun wa Ramune Bin no Naka, Shunka Shūtō Daikōsha Haru no Mai, Sasaki to Pii-chan novels top lists ― The 2022 edition of Takarajimasha's Kono Light Novel ga Sugoi! (This Light Novel Is Amazing!) guidebook reported its list of the top light novel series on Thursday. Kana Akatsuki's Shunka Shūtō Daikōsha Haru no Mai (Four Seasons' Proxy Spring Dance) novel series topped the rankings' New Title c...

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Akira Kiduki, Nanki Satо̄ Launch Kyokugen Fūfu Manga in December

New manga centers on wife's revenge ― The January 2022 issue of Futabasha's Monthly Action magazine revealed on Thursday that Nanki Satō and Akira Kiduki will launch a new manga titled Kyokugen Fūfu (Extreme Married Couple) in the magazine's next issue on December 25. The manga will be a short series about "misfortune brought about by marriage," and a wife vowing to take revenge on a husband. The wif...
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Ranking of Kings ‒ Episodes 6-7

I knew folks enjoyed these types of shows, but could never quite figure out the excitement of seeing a character unlock a new power-up outside of a few examples in the original Sailor Moon series. I'm sorry, I get it now.
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The World's Finest Assassin ‒ Episode 8

This episode of The World's Finest Assassin is 100% character-building for Lugh. He is finally forced to be honest with himself and what he wants for his second chance at life in this fantasy world.
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hololive's Momosuzu Nene Makes Surprise Voice Appearance in The World's Finest Assassin Anime—Except in Mainland China

Virtual YouTuber played Kerry in episodes 6-8 ― hololive Virtual YouTuber Momosuzu Nene made a surprise voice actor debut in episode 6 of The World's Finest Assassin Gets Reincarnated in a Different World as an Aristocrat anime, playing the side character of Kerry. The episode debuted on November 10. Nene's role was not announced beforehand, with the VTuber only commenting on it for her viewers after...
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Banished From The Heroes' Party ‒ Episode 8

Oh sure, unlike last episode, this one is easy enough to follow. However, character motivations are just kind of dropped on us suddenly and the climatic moments need more time to build and sustain tension.
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Seven Deadly Sins: Dragon's Judgement Episodes 13-24

In the final moments of the season, the writing rushes towards its conclusion and unfortunately the rest of the show suffers for it. ― First let's talk about what this final season of The Seven Deadly Sins does right. As has been the case right along, it does a remarkable job of remaining faithful to Arthurian lore. While this is abundantly clear in such plot details as the names of the next generati...
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Muv-Luv Alternative ‒ Episode 8

Well, that escalated quickly. No sooner had the specter of disparate agendas and discord within the flight's ranks been raised, then the crew finds themselves in the middle of dealing with an actual military coup.
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This Week in Games - Punching It Up

with Christmas just around the corner, most of season's the major new releases have already hit shelves, and now it's simply a matter of finding time to play them all. But even though the United States has a holiday weekend, the news isn't stopping just for us. ― Hi folks! I hope all of you in the U.S. had a swell Thanksgiving holiday! Hopefully you're not reading this in a Black Friday line somewher...
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Kotaro Lives Alone Anime Casts Junichi Suwabe, Saori Hayami

Both play Shimizu Apartments residents ― The official website for the anime of Mami Tsumura's Kotarō wa Hitori Gurashi (Kotaro Lives Alone) manga revealed two more cast members for the anime on Friday. The new cast members both play tenants of Shimizu Apartments: Junichi Suwabe as Isamu Tamaru Saori Hayami as Mizuki Akitomo Netflix will debut the anime worldwide next spring. Rie Kugimiya will play Ko...
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Sasaki and Miyano Anime Reveals January 9 Premiere

The official website for the television anime of Shō Harusono's Sasaki and Miyano manga revealed on Friday that the anime will premiere on Tokyo MX, KBS Kyoto, and Sun TV on January 9, on BS NTV on January 10, and on AT-X on January 11. It will also begin streaming on U-NEXT on January 9. Shinji Ishihira (Fairy Tail, Log Horizon, Talentless Nana) is directing the anime at Studio Deen. Takahiro Uen...
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World's End Harem Anime Reveals New January 7 Premiere Date

The official website for the television anime of Kotaro Shono's World's End Harem science-fiction manga announced on Friday that the anime's new premiere date is now January 7 on Tokyo MX, BS Fuji, and AT-X. The airing will begin with the anime's first episode. The anime was previously slated to premiere on October 8, but it instead only aired the first episode as an "advance screening," with the ...
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Phantom of the Idol TV Anime Confirmed

Fumiya Imai, Nao Tōyama, Shun Horie star in anime ― Ichijinsha confirmed the television anime of Hijiki Isoflavone's Phantom of the Idol (Kami Kuzu Idol) manga on Friday. The announcement also unveiled a visual, cast members, and announcement video for the anime, which features the voice cast of the anime. The cast members include Fumiya Imai as Yūya Niyodo, Nao Tōyama as Asahi Mogami, and Shun Horie...
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AnimeJapan Convention Returns in Person After 3 Years in March

March 26-27 public days will be in-person event, March 28-29 business days will be online only ― The official website for the AnimeJapan convention announced on Friday that the AnimeJapan 2022 event will be held on March 26 to 29 next year, as a hybrid in-person and online event. The show's public days will be held on March 26 and 27 as an in-person event at Tokyo Big Sight in the center's East Tower...
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The Blue Period Anime Episodes Delayed by Another Week Outside Japan

Netflix was already streaming anime with 2-week delay ― DMM announced on its official website on Wednesday that starting with episode 7, the television anime of Tsubasa Yamaguchi's The Blue Period. manga outside Japan will be pushed back by "(approximately) 1 weeks" [sic] due to "unforseen production delays." The anime's official Japanese website does not mention a similar airing delay for Japan. DMM...

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World Trigger 3rd Season Anime Casts Showtaro Morikubo, Ryohei Arai

Ongoing season premiered on October 9 ― The staff for the third season of the World Trigger anime revealed two new cast members for the anime on Friday. Showtaro Morikubo will join the cast as Kazuma Satomi (seen below), while Ryohei Arai will join the cast as Ryūji Saeki. The third season premiered on October 9 on TV Asahi's NUMAnimation programming block and will air on Saturdays at 1:30 a.m. Crunc...
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How a Realist Hero Rebuilt the Kingdom Anime Teases Part 2 in Clip

2nd part of TV anime premieres January ― King Amusement Creative began streaming the fifth short promotional video for the second part of the television anime of Dojyomaru's How a Realist Hero Rebuilt the Kingdom (Genjitsushugi Yūsha no Ōkoku Saikenki) light novel series on Friday. The new video shows scenes from the second part, highlighting Souma passing judgment on Georg, Castor, and Carla after t...
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Eien no 831 Anime Reveals Composer, Song Artists, January 30 Debut

Gō Shiina scores music while angela, KanoeRana perform theme song, opening song ― The official website for director Kenji Kamiyama's new anime feature Eien no 831 (The Eternal 831) revealed the anime's composer, theme song artists, and January 30 premiere date on Thursday. The site also revealed a new visual for the anime. The anime will premiere on January 30 on WOWOW. The anime commemorates the net...
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Extreme Baseball Anime Tribe Nine Casts Kensho Ono

Ono plays rich Setagaya Tribe member in January anime ― The official website for Akatsuki and Too Kyo Games' new Tribe Nine project revealed on Friday that Kensho Ono has joined the cast as Eiji Todoroki of the Setagaya Tribe. The tribe is all wealthy millionaires, since members must contribute massive amounts of funds to join. The previously announced cast members include: Shun Horie as Haru Shiroga...
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Animated 'Sayonara, Tyranno' Film's 1st 6 Minutes Posted in Japanese Online

Chinese-Japanese-South Korean co-production opens in Japan on December 10 ― Toei began streaming the first six minutes of Sayonara, Tyranno (Annyeong, Tyrano: Yeong-wonhi, Hamkke or My Tyrano: Together, Forever), the Chinese-Japanese-South Korean co-produced animated film based on Tatsuya Miyanishi's Tyrannosaurus series of children books, on Friday. The film will open in Japan on December 10. The fi...
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Ghost Idol Comedy Manga Phantom of the Idol Listed With TV Anime

Hijiki Isoflavone's story about lazy idol being possessed by ghost of enthusiastic idol ― Online retailer Rakuten is listing the January 2022 issue of Ichijinsha's Comic Zero-Sum magazine, and the listing's cover image reports that Hijiki Isoflavone's Phantom of the Idol (Kami Kuzu Idol) manga is inspiring a television anime. Kodansha Comics has licensed the manga, and it describes the story: Yuuya, ...

Toei Animation Confirms Delicious Party Precure as Franchise's 19th Entry

Ongoing Tropical-Rouge! Precure anime premiered on February 28 ― Toei Animation confirmed on Friday that its 19th Precure project is titled Delicious Party♡Precure. Unlike when it announced previous Precure entries, Toei has not yet specified when Delicious Party♡Precure will premiere. Toei Animation filed the trademark for a logo for the title in November. The currently airing Precure (Pretty Cure) ...
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'Love All Play' Badminton TV Anime's 2nd Teaser Unveils Lead Voice Actor Natsuki Hanae

Sporting goods maker Yonex assists on Nippon Animation, OLM's anime about high school team ― The official website for the television anime of Asami Koseki's Love All Play badminton novel posted the anime's second teaser promotional video on Thursday. The video announces that Natsuki Hanae will play the lead character Ryō Mizushima. Sporting goods maker Yonex is supervising and collaborating on the de...
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Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid Game Debuts on March 24

Scrolling shoot 'em up game also gets limited first edition release ― The official website for Kobayashi-san Chi no Maid Dragon Sakuretsu!! Chorogon Breath, the scrolling shoot 'em up game based on Coolkyoushinja's Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid (Kobayashi-san Chi no Maid Dragon) manga, revealed on Thursday that the game will debut on March 24. The limited first edition of the physical packaged edition...
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Chaos;Child, Chaos;Head Games Head to Switch in Japan in February

Physical & digital double pack, individual digital releases debut on February 24 ― MAGES. posted a new video on Thursday to announce that it will release the Chaos;Head and Chaos;Child games in a "Double Pack" for Switch as a physical package or a digital download on February 24. (Players can also download each game separately.) The Chaos;Head release will be Chaos;Head Noah, the first HD remastered ...
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The Summit of the Gods

If possible, I recommend watching this film in theaters (with a jacket and a mask) and lose yourself to the grand beauty and brutality of Mount Everest. ― The French animated adaptation of The Summit of the Gods brilliantly brings Jiro Taniguchi and Baku Yumemakura's work to life in a 90-minute theatrical story. Watching this movie will inspire viewers to either start a new hobby in mountaineering, o...
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New Shaman King Anime's Five Warriors Arc Casts Kotono Mitsuishi, Eri Kitamura

New visual also posted for arc starting next week in episode 34 ― The official website for the new television anime of Hiroyuki Takei's Shaman King manga posted two new cast members and a key visual for the "Five Warriors" (Gonin no Senshi) arc on Thursday. The arc begins with the 34th episode, which premieres on December 2. The new cast members are: Kotono Mitsuishi as Sati Eri Kitamura as Pascal Av...

Trapped in a Dating Sim: The World of Otome Games is Tough for Mobs Light Novels Get TV Anime Next April

Takeo Ōtsuka, Kana Ichinose, Fairouz Ai star in series from ENGI ― A website opened on Thursday to announce a television anime adaptation of Yomu Mishima's Trapped in a Dating Sim: The World of Otome Games is Tough for Mobs (Otome Game Sekai wa Mob ni Kibishii Sekai Desu) light novel series for next April. The site posted the anime's first promotional video and teaser visual: Seven Sea publishes the ...
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Anime NYC 2021 - My Hero Academia Composer Yuki Hayashi

His discography includes hit anime like Precure to Haikyu! and follows a particularly unique trajectory. Hayashi made his American convention debut at Anime NYC and made some time to discuss his work with Anime News Network. ― At 41 years old, composer and musician Yuki Hayashi has created songs from everything ranging from live-action television dramas, video games, and popular anime series. His dis...
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Utawarerumono Franchise Marks 20th Anniversary With Monochrome Moebius Game

Aquaplus to debut game next year ― Aquaplus announced on Thursday that it is developing a new game titled Monochrome Moebius: Toki no Taika to celebrate the 20th anniversary of its Utawarerumono franchise. The game will launch next year, but Aquaplus did not announce platforms for the game. Utawarerumono franchise head writer Suga Munemitsu is credited for the game's original concept and script. The ...

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HIDIVE Adds Lupin III Anime Parts 1-5, The Woman Called Fujiko Mine Anime

HIDIVE currently streams Lupin the 3rd Part 6 anime ― Streaming service HIDIVE announced on Tuesday that it will add the "entire" Lupin III television anime series, including Parts 1-5. Additionally, HIDIVE announced it will also stream the 13-episode Lupin III: The Woman Called Fujiko Mine anime series, and stated it will also stream "special bonus episodes" for all the series. Lupin the 3rd Part 6 ...
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Live-Action BL Metamorphosis Film Unveils Cast, Staff, Summer 2022 Opening

Mana Ashida, Nobuko Miyamoto star in film about elderly woman, high school girl on journey through BL fandom ― The official website for the live-action film adaptation of Kaori Tsurutani's BL Metamorphosis (Metamorphose no Engawa) manga revealed the film's cast, staff and summer 2022 opening date on Thursday. The site also revealed a still for the film. Mana Ashida (left in image above) stars in the ...

Compile Heart Reveals Hyperdimension Neptunia Sisters vs Sisters Game for Release on PS4, PS5 on April 21, 2022

Game will feature Nepgear, Uni, Rom, Ram as leading characters ― Compile Heart revealed in this week's issue of the Weekly Famitsu magazine on Thursday that it is developing the Hyperdimension Neptunia Sisters vs Sisters (Chō Jigen Game Neptune Sisters vs Sisters) game for release on the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 on April 21, 2022. The game will feature the return of the sisters Nepgear, Uni, R...
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Seven Seas Acquires Print License for Ken Wakui's Tokyo Revengers Manga

Company to release manga in omnibus editions starting in May 2022 ― Seven Seas Entertainment announced on Wednesday that it has licensed Ken Wakui's Tokyo Revengers manga for print distribution. The company will release the manga in 2-in-1 omnibus paperback editions. Barnes & Noble is taking pre-orders for an exclusive edition of the first volume, which features a variant cover and a double-sided fol...
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Sword Art Online Unleash Blading Smartphone Game Announces Original Post-Alicization Story

New opening theme animation also unveiled for game's 2nd anniversary ― The Sword Art Online Unleash Blading smartphone role-playing game (formerly known as Sword Art Online: Alicization Blading in Japan, or Sword Art Online: Alicization Rising Steel in the West) announced in its 2nd anniversary livestream on Saturday that an original story, titled "The Black Emperor," is currently in development. It ...
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Mizuki Tsujimura's Anime Supremacy! Novel Gets Live-Action Film

Vertical released novel about 3 women in anime industry in English in 2017 ― Toei announced on Thursday that Mizuki Tsujimura's Anime Supremacy! (Haken Anime!) novel is getting a live-action film that will premiere in May 2022. Kōhei Yoshino is directing the film, and Yōsuke Masaike is writing the script. Toei Tokyo Film Studio is filming the work, and Toei will distribute the film. The film will sta...
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The Heike Story ‒ SERIES FINALE

With the last sea battle between the Heike and the Genji, the war for the throne, at least this portion of it, has come to its conclusion, and what a terrible one it is.
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Lapis Re:LiGHTs Game's New Promo Video Streamed

Game in "magic x idol" multimedia project launches in December ― The official YouTube channel for KLab and Kadokawa's "Magic x Idol" multimedia project Lapis Re:LiGHTs began streaming a new promotional video for the franchise's upcoming smartphone game on Sunday. The game will launch in December. The franchise inspired a television anime that premiered in July 2020. Funimation streamed the anime as i...
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Tokyo Godfathers Gets Potential Christmas Eve Screenings in Japan

3 cinemas in Japan will hold screenings for Satoshi Kon's Christmas film classic if over 55 tickets are purchased by December 10 ― Satoshi Kon's Tokyo Godfathers is a quintessential Christmas story. The classic 2003 anime film could make its way back to big screens in Japan just for this year's Christmas if it gets enough support from fans. Three cinemas in Japan are planning to hold Christmas Eve sc...
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takt op. Destiny ‒ Episode 8

The show was looking a little rough, lately, and this dose of well-executed popcorn entertainment is just what the doctor ordered.
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Cowboy Bebop Live-Action

It barely peeks beyond the soft, sanded-down edges of the MCU and its ilk. When it's not straight-up incompetent, it's dull, safe, and sterile—words that should be anathema to “the work, which becomes a new genre itself.” ― I've been around long enough to remember mockups of Keanu Reeves sporting poofy green hair pasted on top of his head. Since Cowboy Bebop's explosion in popularity in the early aug...
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Masami Kurumada Draws Christmas-Themed 1-Shot Manga on December 18

Special "Seiya ni Kane wa Naru" 19-page 1-shot will be in full color ― The January issue of Akita Shoten's Champion Red magazine revealed on November 19 that Masami Kurumada's planned Christmas "special project" is a new Christmas-themed one-shot manga special titled "Seiya ni Kane wa Naru" (A Bell Tolls on the Holy Night). The 19-page one-shot will be in full-color, and will be featured on the Febru...
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Super Mario Bros. Film Co-Producer Calls Chris Pratt's Mario Performance "Phenomenal"

Illumination founder Chris Meledandri suggests Italian accent won't be used, but it will receive "a nod" ― Illumination's animated film of Super Mario Bros. caused a big stir online in September when Chris Pratt was announced as the voice of Mario. Illumination founder Chris Meledandri, who is co-producing the film with Super Mario Bros. creator Shigeru Miyamoto, praised Pratt's performance in his br...
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Digimon Ghost Game ‒ Episode 7

Digimon Ghost Game continues to go strong with its monster-of-the-week format while simultaneously giving us a few drops of interesting world-building along the way.
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My Senpai Is Annoying ‒ Episode 7

Little did I know that this episode would instead be about characters relating and forging connections with each other through potentially unorthodox setups, which feels appropriate.
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Blade of the Immortal's Hiroaki Samura Draws New 1-Shot

1-shot focuses on relationship between Afternoon editor Kōichi Yuri, rookie Samura ― The January 2022 issue of Kodansha's Afternoon magazine revealed on Monday that Hiroaki Samura is drawing a new one-shot manga tentatively titled "Yuri & Samura" in the magazine's next issue on December 25. The one-shot will have a color opening page. The one-shot will focus on former Afternoon editor Kōichi Yuri and...
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Tokyo Twenty Fourth Ward Anime's 1st Video Unveils More Cast & Staff, Opening Song, January 5 Debut

Rock band Survive Said The Prophet performs "Paper Sky" theme ― A live-streamed special for Cloverworks' new original television anime series Tokyo Twenty Fourth Ward (Tokyo 24-ku) unveiled the first full promotional video and the first key visual for the anime on Wednesday. The video announces and previews the opening song "Paper Sky" by the rock band Survive Said The Prophet. It also announces more...

Arifureta - From Commonplace to World's Strongest Season 2's Additional Cast, January 13 Debut Listed

Katsuyuki Konishi, Makoto Ishii voice demons in new season ― The Comic Natalie website reported more cast members and the January 13 premiere for the second television anime season of Ryo Shirakome's Arifureta - From Commonplace to World's Strongest (Arifureta Shokugyō de Sekai Saikyō) light novel series on Thursday. According to Comic Natalie, Katsuyuki Konishi and Makoto Ishii are joining the cast ...
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Chitose Kaido's Love and Heart Manga Ends

Manga's final 2 volumes ship simultaneously in April 2022 ― Hakusensha's Manga Park app published the final chapter of Chitose Kaido's Love and Heart (Koi to Shinzō) manga on Tuesday. The manga's final ninth and 10th compiled book volumes will ship simultaneously in April 2022. The app stated the manga will have an "announcement" on December 8. The manga entered its final arc in December 2020. Yen Pr...
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Toonami Airs Blade Runner: Black Out 2022 Anime Short on November 26

Airing is part of Blade Runner marathon ― Adult Swim revealed on Tuesday that it will air the Blade Runner: Black Out 2022 anime short on Friday at 11:00 p.m. The airing is part of a Blade Runner marathon on Friday that will also air the Blade Runner 2049 film and the first three episodes of the Blade Runner: Black Lotus anime series. The marathon starts at 11:00 p.m. and ends at 4:30 a.m. Adult Swim...

Utawarerumono: Mask of Truth Anime's Promo Video Reveals July 2022 Debut

Staff, cast, teaser visual also revealed ― The official website for the television anime adaptation of Aquaplus' Utawarerumono: Mask of Truth (Utawarerumono: Futari no Hakuoro) game began streaming a teaser promotional video on Wednesday. The video reveals the main staff and cast, as well as the July 2022 debut. The website also revealed a teaser visual. Kenichi Kawamura (storyboard artist on Utaware...
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Resident Evil Village Game Wins 4 Awards at Golden Joystick Awards 2021

Final Fantasy XIV, Metroid Dread, Elden Ring, Dark Souls, Capcom also win awards ― The Golden Joystick Awards 2021 ceremony announced this year's winners on Tuesday, and Capcom's Resident Evil Village game won four awards, including Ultimate Game of the Year, PlayStation Game of the Year, and Best Audio. Maggie Robertson won the Best Performer award for her portrayal of Lady Dimitrescu in the game. C...
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Crunchyroll Adds Inazma Delivery Anime Shorts, Reborn! OVA

Reborn! OVA debuted at 2009 Jump Super Anime Tour event ― Crunchyroll announced on Tuesday that it has added the Inazma Delivery anime shorts and the Reborn! OVA. Crunchyroll's stream of Inazma Delivery is available worldwide except China and Japan. The company describes the anime: Inazma Delivery is a delivery company that delivers anything. Hemingway works there and he receives a request to deliver...

Netflix Adds Stand by Me Doraemon 2 Film on December 24

Fullmetal Alchemist, Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood leave service on December 31 ― Netflix revealed on Monday that it will add the Stand By Me Doraemon 2 CG anime film to its service on December 24. Netflix also lists the addition of Oldboy to the service on December 17, but the announcement does not specify whether the film is the 2003 South Korean film, or the 2013 American film. The service is r...
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Ikimono-gakari Vocalist's Upcoming Single Inspires Anime Short

'Massara' short starring Kana Hanazawa debuts on November 30 ― The official website for the Ikimono-gakari band revealed on Tuesday that the band's vocalist Kiyoe Yoshioka's first solo original song "Massara" (Clean Slate) is inspiring an anime short of the same title that will debut on the band's official YouTube channel on November 30. Kana Hanazawa is voicing the short's main character Yuna. The b...

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Kojima Productions Establishes New Division in Los Angeles

New division is dedicated to music, TV, film ― Game developer Hideo Kojima's Kojima Productions company announced on Monday that it has launched a new division dedicated to music, television, and film. The new division is located in Los Angeles, California. Riley Russell is in charge of the new division. Russell had worked at Sony Interactive Entertainment as chief legal officer and VP of business af...
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Bushiroad Establishes Wholly-Owned Subsidiary for ARGONAVIS Band Project

ARGONAVIS from BanG Dream! project renamed as 'from ARGONAVIS' ― The official website for Bushiroad's Argonavis from BanG Dream! project revealed on Monday that Bushiroad has established a wholly-owned subsidiary for the project, and the project is now renamed as from Argonavis. With the renaming, Bushiroad intends to emphasize the project's unique voice, instead of as a spinoff for its BanG Dream! p...
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Demon Slayer: The Hinokami Chronicles Game Streams Yahaba, Susamaru Character Trailers

Game will add both demons as playable characters in its 2nd free update ― Sega Asia's English YouTube channel began streaming character trailers featuring the characters Yahaba and Susamaru for the Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba - The Hinokami Chronicles (Kimetsu no Yaiba: Hinokami Keppūtan) game on Monday. The game will add both demons as playable characters in its second free update. Yahaba Charact...
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Pokémon Evolutions Anime's Final Episodes Previewed in Video

Next episode featuring Sinnoh region premieres on December 2 ― The official YouTube channel for the Pokémon franchise began streaming a video on Tuesday that previews the final four episodes of the eight-episode Pokémon Evolutions anime series. The YouTube channel will stream the final four episodes weekly starting on December 2. The final four episodes are titled: “The Rival” featuring the Sinnoh re...
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Anime Frontier Ticket Give-Away

We're giving away weekend passes to Anime Frontier! ― Anime Frontier is less than 2 weeks away! If you've been trying to decide whether or not to go, we've got you covered, why not go for free? Thanks to our friends at Leftfield Media, ANN is giving away 3-weekend tickets to the brand new North Texas Convention. Anime Frontier is will be an epic 3-day convention put on by the folks behind Anime NYC....
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1st Sword Art Online Progressive Film Streams 3 Minutes of Footage

Film tops 1 billion yen in Japanese theaters ― Aniplex began streaming three minutes of footage on Tuesday for the Sword Art Online the Movie -Progressive- Aria of a Starless Night anime film. The movie opened in Japan on October 30 in standard and IMAX theaters, and topped the box office in its first weekend. The film has earned 1,095,251,413 yen (about US$9.51 million) as of Sunday. The film will s...
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Summit of the Gods Animated Film Reveals English Dub Cast

Film screens in U.S. on Wednesday, streams on Netflix on November 30 ― Entertainment news site Variety revealed on Tuesday the English-dub cast for the France-Luxembourg animated film of Jiro Taniguchi's The Summit of the Gods (Kamigami no Itadaki) manga. The dub stars: Darren Barnet as Makoto Fukamachi Rich Ting as Joji Habu Keiko Agena (role name unreported) Ray Yamamoto as Buntaro Gedde Watanabe ...
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The Fruit of Evolution: Before I Knew It, My Life Had It Made ‒ Episode 8

I have seen the error of my ways, and I understand now that Seiichi is a god, truly and legitimately, and The Fruit of Evolution is his Gospel.
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GKids Licenses Fortune Favors Lady Nikuko Anime Film

Studio 4°C's award-winning film opened in Japan on June 11 ― GKids announced on Tuesday that it has licensed Fortune Favors Lady Nikuko, Studio 4°C's anime film of Kanako Nishi's Gyokō no Nikuko-chan (Nikuko of the Fishing Harbor) novel, for North America. GKids plans to screen the film in theaters in North America in 2022. Fortune Favors Lady Nikuko opened in Japan on June 11. Ayumu Watanabe (Childr...
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Mieruko-chan ‒ Episode 8

Frights, feelings, and ghastly funnies abound in this week's especially menacing installment of Mieruko-chan.
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Life-sized Gundam Head Made From Recycled Gunpla Kits Unveiled

Approximately a ton of used runners was collected throughout month-long recycling campaign ― Bandai Namco Group displayed a life-sized Gundam head made entirely from recycled Gunpla kits at the closing event of its "Gundam Recycle Strategy" campaign last weekend. The two-meter tall display was created with approximately 3,000 runners (the frame of the plastic model). Starting from October 20, "EcoPla...
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AMAIM Warrior at the Borderline ‒ Episodes 7-8

“This mech show is different, it's about the characters, not just the robots!” is such a tired line that it's become a punchline in and of itself, and yet AMAIM is out here proving it still has some applicability.
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Dungeon Fighter Online Franchise's DNF Duel Fighting Game Streams Trailer

Spinoff of Arad Senki game that inspired 2 animated series ― The YouTube channel for the DNF Duel fighting game for the Dungeon Fighter Online (Arad Senki) franchise began streaming its first trailer on Monday. Neople, Eighting, and Arc System Works announced the title at the "Dungeon & Fighter Universe Festival" event in South Korea in December 2020. The game uses Unreal Engine. Neople, a subsidiary...
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Our Dining Table Manga Gets Live-Action Series

Seven Seas released Mita Ori's manga about salaryman bonding with 2 brothers over food ― The official Twitter account for Gentosha's Rutile magazine announced on Monday that Mita Ori's Our Dining Table (Bokura no Shokutaku) is inspiring a live-action series adaptation. Seven Seas Entertainment released the manga in English, and it describes the story: Eating around other people is a struggle for sala...
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Blade Runner: Black Lotus ‒ Episode 3

It's the third episode, and I'm still not entirely sure what I think about Black Lotus. It continues to be solid for the most part – and occasionally knocking on the door of great – but has yet to truly excite me.
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Doing His Best to Confess GN 1

Doing His Best to Confess while it does rely on characters of unusual cluelessness, also pairs it with an incredible earnestness that ends up making things cute rather than patently ridiculous. ― A lot of comedies, particularly of the romantic variety, rely on the preternatural density of their characters to make their storylines work. That's a tricky proposition, because sometimes it means that the ...
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House of Representatives Censures Rep. Paul Gosar For "Violent" Attack on Titan Political Parody

The censure is just the fourth to occur within the House in almost 40 years. ― The United States House of Representatives voted last Wednesday to censure Paul Gosar, Republican representative for Arizona's 4th congressional district, after he posted a political parody of Attack on Titan's first opening sequence on his Twitter account on November 7. His political rivals appear in the video as Titans, ...
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Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Mugen Train Arc ‒ Episode 6

Well, we've finally arrived at the grand apex of Mugen Train's ambitions here with “Akaza”, and now that I've seen it, all I can say is: “That's it? Really?”
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In the Land of Leadale TV Anime's 2nd Video Unveils More Cast & Staff, Songs, January 5 Debut

TRUE, Azusa Tadokoro perform themes for isekai anime ― The official website for the television anime of Ceez and Tenmaso's In the Land of Leadale (Leadale no Daichi nite) light novel series posted the anime's second promotional video on Tuesday. The video announces and previews the opening theme song "Happy encount" by singer TRUE, and it also announces four more cast members, more staff members, the...
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Yatogame-chan Kansatsu Nikki Anime Gets 4th Season Next April

5 cast members, chief director celebrate return ― The official website for the television anime of Masaki Ando's Yatogame-chan Kansatsu Nikki (Yatogame-chan Observation Diary) four-panel manga announced on Tuesday that production on a fourth season has been green-lit. The new season will premiere next April. Main cast members Haruka Tomatsu (Monaka Yatogame), Mitsuhiro Ichiki (Kaito Jin), Yūki Wakai ...
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Viz Media, Manga Plus Offer 'Protect Me, Shugomaru!' Manga in English

"School activities gag" manga follows strange bodyguard ― Shueisha's Manga Plus service as well as Viz Media's website began releasing Daiki Ihara's Protect Me, Shugomaru! (Mamore! Shugomaru) manga on Monday. Manga Plus describes the series: Being a bodyguard isn't easy, especially when you're a danger to everyone around you! This year's 51st issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine launched t...
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2nd Sumikko Gurashi Film Stays at #1, Mogura no Uta Final Opens at #3

SAO Progressive drops to #6 Eiga Sumikko Gurashi: Aoi Tsukiyo no Mahō no Ko (The Magical Child of the Blue Moonlit Night), the second film in San-X's Sumikko Gurashi franchise, stayed at #1 in its third weekend. The film sold 100,000 tickets over the weekend, and earned 123,095,350 yen (about US$1.06 million) from Friday to Sunday. It has sold a total of 520,000 tickets, and earned a cumulative tot...

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Burning Kabaddi Sports Manga Gets Stage Play in February

Shatner Nishida directs play starring Rui Tabuchi ― Shogakukan revealed on Tuesday that Hajime Musashino's Burning Kabaddi (Shakunetsu Kabaddi) sports manga is inspiring a stage play that will run in Tokyo's Theatre 1010 from February 18 to 27. (The staff will stream the play's first and final performances, although there has been no announcement yet of overseas plans.) Shatner Nishida is directing t...
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Funimation Reveals The Vampire Dies in No Time Anime's English Dub Cast

Ian Sinclair, Frank Todaro star in anime about vampire rumored to be invincible ― Funimation began streaming the English dub of the television anime of Itaru Bonnoki's The Vampire Dies in No Time (Kyūketsuki Sugu Shinu) manga on Monday. The cast includes: Ian Sinclair as Ronaldo Frank Todaro as Draluc Ellie Dritch as John Austin Sisk as Kameya Kyle Igneczi as Rokuon Justin Duncan as Bubuo Hope Endren...
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Masayuki Kusumi, Etsuko Mizusawa's Yako to Poko Manga Ends in Volume 7

Manga launched in 2012 ― Etsuko Mizusawa revealed on her Twitter account on November 12 that the Yako to Poko manga she co-created with writer Masayuki Kusumi will end with its seventh volume. The manga will also switch to a monthly schedule in Akita Shoten's Elegance Eve magazine beginning on November 26. The manga depicts the everyday lives of shōjo manga artist Yako and her cat-type robot assistan...
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Restaurant to Another World Season 2 ‒ Episode 8

It's actually a really simple first half, and that simplicity is something that Restaurant to Another World has turned into a unique strength.
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CLAMP's xxxHOLiC Manga Gets Live-Action Film Next April

Ryunosuke Kamiki, Kou Shibasaki star in film by Mika Ninagawa ― Shochiku and Asmik Ace announced on Tuesday that they are producing a live-action film adaptation of CLAMP's xxxHOLiC manga that will open in Japan on April 29. Ryunosuke Kamiki (left in visual below) plays Kimihiro Watanuki, while Kou Shibasaki (right) will play Yūko Ichihara. Mika Ninagawa (live-action Sakuran, Helter Skelter) is direc...
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The Faraway Paladin ‒ Episode 7

The ruminations on piety, belief, and authenticity are particularly interesting to me. Menel is trying to come to terms with just who exactly Will is and wrestling with his own misconceptions about Will's position in life.
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Shunju Aono Launches New Autobiographical Manga

Slapstick manga launches on November 26 ― Shogakukan's MangaOne app revealed on November 15 that Shunju Aono will launch a new autobiographical manga titled Slapstick on November 26. The app teases the manga with the text "How does a boy become a manga creator?" Aono published his I'll Give It My All... Tomorrow (Ore wa Mada Honki Dashitenai Dake) manga in Shogakukan's Monthly Ikki magazine from 2007...
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One Piece ‒ Episode 1000

One Piece joins rarified company this week, hitting one thousand episodes of television. It's been a ride, hasn't it folks?
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The Night Beyond the Tricornered Window ‒ Episode 8

If last week's episode was about the fact that you can't save anyone, this week's may be about how someone can be saved.
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Usamaru Furuya Launches New Manga on December 21

Furuya is artist, with Monthly Comic Bunch revealing writer on December 15 ― The January 2022 issue of Shinchosha's Monthly Comic Bunch magazine revealed on Saturday that manga creator Usamaru Furuya will launch a new manga in the magazine's next issue on December 21. Furuya will be the artist, while the magazine will reveal the as-yet unrevealed writer for the manga on December 15. Furuya's one-volu...
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Azur Lane Reveals Anime PV For Gridman/Dynazenon Collaboration Event

Event will run globally from November 25 to December 9 ― The Azur Lane franchise revealed an animated trailer for its SSSS.Gridman and SSSS.Dynazenon anime collaboration event in its Fall Collaboration Commemoration Special Livestream on Saturday. The trailer was directed and storyboarded by SSSS.Dynazenon episode director Yuichi Shimohira at Trigger. Series director Akira Amemiya supervised the vide...
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Irina: The Vampire Cosmonaut ‒ Episode 8

Now what? With the vampire having made it to space by the seventh episode of the series, that's the question hanging over both the characters and the show as Irina: The Vampire Cosmonaut heads into its next story arc.
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The Great Jahy Will Not Be Defeated! ‒ Episode 16

Druj isn't quite pleased to see that Jahy has A) a new friend and that B) said new friend is the magical girl that kind of wrecked everyone's day in the first place.
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Ed Sheeran Collaboration Event Launches in Pokémon GO

Sheeran performance videos, Squirtle wearing sunglasses will be available in-game until November 30 ― Singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran is starring in a special performance for Pokémon GO players. To commemorate the release of his new album, “=” (Equals), pre-recorded performance videos of songs such as "Perfect," "Bad Habits," “Overpass Graffiti,” “Thinking Out Loud,” “First Time,” and “Shivers” will be ...
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Interviews With Monster Girls Manga Ends With 11th Volume in Fall 2022

Manga launched in 2014, inspired 2017 TV anime ― The 10th compiled book volume for Petosu's Interviews With Monster Girls (Demi-chan wa Kataritai) manga revealed last Thursday that the manga will end with its 11th volume, which will ship in fall 2022. Kodansha Comics publishes the original manga in English and it describes the story: Monsters of legend walk among us, going by the name “demi-humans.” ...
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Mamoru Hosoda's Belle Film Theme Song to Feature at 2021 Kōhaku Song Contest

Singer-songwriter Kaho Nakamura, Millennium Parade make their debut on Japan's most popular music program ― NHK revealed the lineup for the 72nd Kōhaku Uta Gassen ("Red and White Song Contest"), Japan's most-watched music television program, on Friday. The yearly New Year's Eve contest pits two teams of female singers (the red team) and male singers (the white team) against each other. "U," the theme...
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Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation 2nd Part ‒ Episode 19

Although this episode loses marks for me because of the cartoonishly evil prince at the end, it does have a conceptually interesting foundation: The tension between Rudeus and the Man God.
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MaiOtaku Dating Site Allegedly Imports AniMinneapolis, Meta Con Attendee Profile Information Without User Consent

Convention runner Ryan Kopf denies information is shared outside scope of privacy policy, claims sites use Single Sign-On system ― A user in the "Minnesota Cosplayers" Facebook group alleged on October 30 that users who signed up for the AnimeCon.org conventions AniMinneapolis and Meta Con conventions are also automatically signed up to the MaiOtaku dating site without their consent. The imported inf...
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86 Season 2 ‒ Episode 18

The members of Spearhead Squadron remain the most interesting cast members, but they're most in their element when they're actually doing something and making their own decisions.
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Blue Thermal Manga Gets Prequel Manga

Prequel manga is titled Blue Thermal: First Flight ― The official Twitter account for the LINE Manga app launched a prequel manga for Kana Ozawa's Blue Thermal -Aonagi Daigaku Taiiku-kai Kōkū-bu- (Aonagi College Sports Festival Aviation Club) manga titled Blue Thermal: First Flight on Saturday. Ozawa is also drawing the manga. The original manga ran in Shinchosha's Monthly Comic @Bunch magazine from ...
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Funimation Reveals Talentless Nana Anime's English Dub Cast

Series premiered in October 2020 with Funimation streaming ― Funimation began streaming all 13 episodes of the English dub of the television anime of Looseboy and Iori Furuya's Talentless Nana (Munō na Nana) manga on Sunday. The cast includes: Michelle Marie as Nana Hiiragi Caleb Yen as Nanao Nakajima Stephen Fu as Kyoya Onodera Emi Lo as Michiru Inukai Jordan Dash Cruz as Moguo Ijima Phillip Reich a...
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Arakure Knight Remember Tomorrow Manga Gets 7th Series

New series subtitled "Super Bad" will launch on December 14 ― This year's 24th issue of Akita Shoten's Young Champion magazine revealed on Monday that Satoshi Yoshida's Arakure Knight Remember Tomorrow manga is getting a seventh series titled Arakure Knight Remember Tomorrow: Super Bad. The series will start in the first 2022 issue of Young Champion on December 14. The same 24th issue ended the Araku...
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Slow Loop Anime Reveals Promo Video, Theme Song Artists, Visual, More Cast, January 7 Premiere

Kaori Nazuka, Natsumi Murakami, Honoka Inoue join cast ― The official website for the television anime of Maiko Uchino's Slow Loop manga revealed the show's second promotional video on Monday. The site also revealed the show's theme song artists, visual, three more cast members, and the January 7 premiere date. The new cast members include Kaori Nazuka as Ichika Fukumoto, Natsumi Murakami as Futaba F...
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Final Eureka Seven: Hi - Evolution Film's Latest Video Introduces 'Super 6' Characters

M.A.O, Megumi Han, more join cast for film opening on November 26 ― The official website for the Eureka Seven: Hi - Evolution (Kōkyōshihen Eureka Seven Hi-Evolution) trilogy began streaming on Monday a new video for Eureka: Eureka Seven Hi-Evolution, the third and final film of the trilogy. The video introduces the "Super 6" characters who are part of the Blue Earth UN Forces. The cast of the Super 6...
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Shin Ikki Tousen Anime Reveals Cast, Visual, Spring 2022 Debut

Ayaka Ohashi, Atsumi Tanezaki star in new series ― The official website for the Ikki Tousen franchise revealed on Monday that the television anime adaptation of Yuji Shiozaki's Shin Ikki Tousen manga will debut in spring 2022. The site also revealed a visual along with the show's cast. The anime will star: Ayaka Ohashi as Chūbō Sonken Atsumi Tanezaki as Asaemon Yamada Masumi Asano as Hakufu Sonsaku Y...
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Jujutsu Kaisen Manga to Have 60 Million Copies in Circulation as of December 25

Manga's 18th volume ships 1 day after Jujutsu Kaisen 0 film debuts ― Shueisha reported on Monday that as of the release of the 18th volume of Gege Akutami's Jujutsu Kaisen manga on December 25, the manga will have 60 million copies in circulation (including print and digital copies, as well as copies not yet sold). The manga's circulation has jumped 710% in the 15 months since the anime premiered in ...
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Yūki Kanamaru's 'More Than a Married Couple, But Not Lovers' Manga Gets Anime

Manga about classmates doing marriage training school project launched in 2018 ― Manga creator Yūki Kanamaru announced on Twitter on Monday that their Fūfu Ijō, Koibito Miman' (More Than a Married Couple, But Not Lovers) manga is getting an anime project. The announcement did not reveal the anime's format. Kanamaru drew an illustration to commemorate the announcement. The manga centers on third-year ...

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Compile Heart Teases New Neptunia Game in Website, Video

― Compile Heart and Idea Factory opened a teaser website at the "https://www.compileheart.com/neptune/nepsis/" URL on Thursday to tease a new "anticipated" game. PlayStation Japan posted the same video on its official YouTube channel on Thursday. The companies will reveal the game in the next issue of Weekly Famitsu magazine on November 25. The most recent game in the franchise is the Neptunia x Sen...

'86' Anime Also Delays Episode 19 by 1 Week Due to 'Production Issues'

Staff delayed episode 18 by 1 week ― The official website for the television anime of Asato Asato's 86 light novel series announced on Sunday that the staff are delaying the anime's 19th episode by one week due to "production issues." The episode will now air on December 4, instead of November 27. A special edition program for the franchise will air on November 27 instead. Additionally, the anime had...
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'Yowai 5000-nen no Sōshoku Dragon, Iwarenaki Jaryū Nintei' Novels Get Bilibili Animated Adaptation

LAN Studio to produce work based on novels about ― Kadokawa's Sneaker Bunko imprint announced on Sunday that Kaisei Enomoto's Yowai 5000-nen no Sōshoku Dragon, Iwarenaki Jaryū Nintei (A 5000-year-old Herbivore Dragon Was Recognized as an Evil Dragon For No Reason) novel series is getting an animated adaptation. Bilibili announced the adaptation at its "Made by Bilibili" event last weekend. LAN Studio...
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Showtime! AnimeFesta Anime Gets 2nd Season

1st season of adult anime premiered on October 3 ― The official YouTube channel for the adult anime programming block AnimeFesta announced on Monday that Showtime! ~Uta no O-nee-san Datte Shitai~ (Even the Songstress Wants to Do It), the adaptation of Mai Girigiri's Showtime! ~Minami O-nee-san Datte H Shitai~ (Even Miss Minami Wants to Have Sex) manga, will get a second season. The first season starr...

Kodansha Comics Announces 14 Manga Titles for Next Fall

Wistoria, "Go, Go, Loser Ranger!," Shonen Note, In the Clear Moonlit Dusk, PTSD Radio, more licensed ― Kodansha Comics announced at Anime NYC on Sunday that it will release 14 manga titles next fall. The following titles will launch in digital and print formats: Title: Wistoria: Wand and Sword Author(s): Fujino Omori (story), Toshi Aoi (art) Summary: A new, magical dungeon-adventure fantasy series fr...
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Argonavis from BanG Dream! Anime Compilation Film Casts Kishō Taniyama

Taniyama plays GYAROAXIA member Nayuta Asahi's father in 1st anime appearance ― The official website for Bushiroad's Argonavis from BanG Dream! boy-band project confirmed a new cast member for the Gekijōban Argonavis: Ryūsei no Obligato compilation film this weekend. Kishō Taniyama plays Kōga Iryū, the father of GYAROAXIA member Nayuta Asahi and the vocalist of SYANA, the first Japanese band to be a ...

Yen Press Releases Spice and Wolf, 'So I'm a Spider, So What?,' More Audiobooks

Company to also release Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai as audiobooks ― Yen Press announced during its panel at the Anime NYC event on Sunday that it will release audiobooks of the following light novel series: Isuna Hasekura's Spice and Wolf Okina Baba's So I'm a Spider, So What? Hajime Kamoshida's Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai Yen Press will release the first volume of Isuna...
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Komi Can't Communicate ‒ Episode 5

It's nice to see that episode five gets us back on track with more of the relatable wholesomeness that I think the show excels at.
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Azuki Adds Manga from Sozo Comics, Glacier Bay Books, Star Fruit Books

Enchanted Racer, ZAN, When Pink Rain Falls, Rabbit Game, more added ― KiraKira Media Inc.'s digital manga service Azuki announced during its panel at the Anime NYC event on Sunday that it will add manga titles from SOZO Comics, Glacier Bay Books, and Star Fruit Books. All the below works are available on Azuki now. The SOZO Comics titles includes: Akira Itou, June Ikeda, and Yoshio Sekine's Enchanted...
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Sakugan ‒ Episode 7

It's a classic setup for these kinds of road trip adventure series, and makes for a pretty fun side story as our central quartet make their way through the barren desert section of the underworld.

Made in Abyss Season 2's English-Subtitled Video Unveils Cast, Staff

Misaki Kuno, Yuka Terasaki, Hiroaki Hirata, Mitsuki Saiga join cast ― The "Made in Abyss Online Fan Meeting - Cave Raiders Guild Rally –" event debuted the first English-subtitled promotional video and a key visual for Made in Abyss: Retsujitsu no Ōgonkyō (Made in Abyss: The Golden City of the Scorching Sun), the second television anime season based on Akihito Tsukushi's Made in Abyss manga, on Sunda...
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Skip and Loafer High School Manga's TV Anime Confirmed

Seven Seas releases Misaki Takamatsu's manga in English about small town girl going to high school in Tokyo ― The January 2022 issue of Kodansha's Monthly Afternoon magazine confirmed on Monday that Misaki Takamatsu's Skip and Loafer (Skip to Loafer) manga is inspiring a television anime. Takamatsu posted an illustration to celebrate the news, and Monthly Afternoon posted a promotional video: 🎉㊗️スキップ...
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Lupin the 3rd Part 6 ‒ Episode 6

The twists that wrap up and explain the plot of Lupin's adventures in Edogawa Ranpo's 1930s technically make the whole plot more 'realistic', but still come off no less bonkers in their execution.
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CUE! Anime Reveals Promo Video, Visual, January 7 Debut

Anime is based on Liber Entertainment's CUE! voice actress-training smartphone game ― The official website for the television anime of Liber Entertainment's CUE! voice actress-training smartphone game announced on Sunday that the anime will premiere on January 7 in the late-night Animeism programming block on MBS, TBS, and other channels. The site also revealed new visuals for the anime and the anime...
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Yūji Kaku's Hell's Paradise: Jigokuraku Manga Gets Stage Play

Jump Festa '22 event to reveal more information about stage play, previously announced TV anime ― This year's 51st issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine revealed on Monday that Yūji Kaku's Hell's Paradise: Jigokuraku manga is getting a stage play adaptation. The franchise will have a stage presentation at the Jump Festa '22 event on December 18-19 that will reveal more information about the...
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Ensemble Stars!! Franchise Gets All-New Theatrical Anime on March 4, 2022

Ensemble Stars!! Road to Show!! film to take place in New York ― Happy Elements announced on Sunday that its Ensemble Stars! franchise is getting an all new anime titled Ensemble Stars!! Road to Show!!. The anime will screen in theaters in Japan starting on March 4, 2022. The film will take place in New York and will feature the characters visiting New York to attend an Idol Film Festival. Masakazu H...

J-Novel Club to Release Audiobook for Slayers Novels

Lina Inverse voice actress Lisa Ortiz narrates novels ― J-Novel Club announced at its panel at the Anime NYC event on Saturday that it will release audiobooks for Hajime Kanzaka and Rui Araizumi's Slayers light novel series. Lisa Ortiz, who voices Lina Inverse in the anime adaptation's English dub, is narrating the audiobook. J-Novel Club is releasing the novels digitally and in print, and it describ...
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MangaGamer Licenses The Pillagers of Raillore, UUULTRA C Visual Novels

Uchikano - Living With My Sister visual novel also licensed ― MangaGamer announced during its panel at the Anime NYC event on Saturday that it has licensed and will release the The Pillagers of Raillore, UUULTRA C, and Uchikano - Living With My Sister games. MangaGamer describes The Pillagers of Raillore (Raillore no Ryakudatsusha): With the emergence of superpowers known as Dunamis in nearly every m...
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