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Visual Prison

How can you not love vampires competing in a visual kei battle of the bands? ― Man, remember visual kei? It was all the rage among anime fans in the late 90's and 00's, back when I first got into the hobby. Fans discussed bands like Malice Mizer and Dir en Grey right alongside their favorite series despite them not having any obvious connection, and the cross-dressing singer Mana, a major influence i...
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Mobile Suit Gundam: Cucuruz Doan's Island

Opening soon in theaters in the U.S., how does this expansion of a classic Gundam episode hold up as a full-length film? ― The existence of this film is an oddity, being a retelling of the 15th episode of the original Mobile Suit Gundam series. Apparently, that episode had some issues on the visual production side, prompting its omission from the English-language releases, so you can interpret this f...
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The Fall 2022 Light Novel Guide

Rebecca Silverman has all the details you need to find your next must-read light novel series right here! ― Another seasonal round up, another batch of isekai! Yes, the subgenre continues to be strong in the slate of translated light novels, with the twin sub-subgenres of “villainess” and “overpowered hero” remaining on top. But we're also seeing a bit more variation within them, as Formerly, the Fal...
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This Week in Anime - Cyberpunk Edgerunners is a Certified Crowdpleaser

Trigger has done it again, this time with its anime based on the tabletop-RPG-turned-multi-platform-video-game, Cyberpunk Edgerunners. Strap in for the capital-A Adult anime full of gore, boobs, and the the dystopian hellscape of Night City. ― Trigger has done it again, this time with its anime based on the tabletop-RPG-turned-multi-platform video game, Cyberpunk Edgerunners. Strap in for the capita...
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Crazy Food Truck GN 2

Despite the 'Crazy' right there in its title, Crazy Food Truck, by this second volume, really does seem to have settled into an easier, exploratory, travelogue-style story. ― Despite the 'Crazy' right there in its title, Crazy Food Truck, by this second volume, really does seem to have settled into an easier, exploratory, travelogue-style story. Granted, it's one that still regularly has shootouts, e...
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Jujutsu Kaisen 0

Streaming on Crunchyroll this evening, the blockbuster anime film stars Megumi Ogata who delivers a "performance that is one of the absolute highlights of the film." Jujutsu Kaisen 0 reminds me an awful lot of Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba - The Movie: Mugen Train. Both are hyped follow-up films to extremely popular Weekly Shonen Jump anime adaptations. Neither are anime-original stories, so they ...
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Lycoris Recoil ‒ SEASON FINALE

Lycoris Recoil's most constant concept has been its celebration of life as lived, and thus the place Chisato and the others ultimately arrive at here, and the notes the series closes out on, feel earned.
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Waccha PriMagi! Game Launches New Project in November

Waccha PriMagi Studio teased with video ― The Pretty Series franchise's "Pretty Live!~All for One!!!~" event announced on Saturday that the Waccha PriMagi! arcade game is launching a new project titled Waccha PriMagi Studio in November. The Waccha Primagi! game's official website and Twitter account will provide more details in the future. The game's accompanying anime is the latest television anime ...
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Love Live! School Idol Festival 2 Miracle Live! Game Announced for Smartphones

Game features 4 groups, all songs from franchise ― The closing ceremony for the "Love Live! School Idol Festival Series Fan Appreciation Festival 2022" announced the Love Live! School Idol Festival 2 Miracle Live! game for iOS and Android devices on Sunday. In the latest game, users can play every song in the franchise so far. Its story will feature the four groups μ's, Aqours, Nijigasaki High School...
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BlazBlue Game Series Creator, Producer Toshimichi Mori Retires from Arc System Works

Game designer has been at Arc System Works for 20 years BlazBlue fighting game series creator and producer Toshimichi Mori announced on Twitter on Sunday that he has retired from Arc System Works after working for the company for 20 years. Mori thanked the company, the staff, and all the players who supported him during his time at Arc System Works, adding he hopes to continue to deliver games to ...
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Exception Anime's Opening Video Features Theme Song by Ryuichi Sakamoto

Opening video reveals additional staff ― The Netflix Tudum Japan livestream event on Sunday revealed the Exception anime's opening video featuring the theme song composed by prolific film score composer and musician Ryuichi Sakamoto (The Last Emperor, The Wings of Honneamise, Appleseed). Netflix had previously announced that Sakamoto was composing the score for the anime. The series is based on a new...
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The Seven Deadly Sins: Grudge of Edinburgh Part I Film Streams New Trailer

Anime film debuts on Netflix in December ― The Netflix Tudum Japan livestream event revealed a new trailer for the first part of The Seven Deadly Sins: Grudge of Edinburgh (Nanatsu no Taizai: Ensa no Edinburgh), the all-new two-part anime film project for Nakaba Suzuki's The Seven Deadly Sins (Nanatsu no Taizai) manga franchise, on Sunday. Netflix also revealed a key visual for the film. The anime fi...
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Wit Studio, Tow Ubukata's Moonrise Anime's Trailer Reveals 2024 Premiere, Staff, Key Visual

Hiromu Arakawa, Ayumi Yamada design characters; Ryo Awasaki composes music ― The Netflix Tudum Japan livestream event revealed a trailer for anime studio WIT Studio and author Tow Ubukata's upcoming Moonrise project on Sunday that announced its 2024 release window. Netflix also revealed the anime series' staff and key visual. Hiromu Arakawa (Fullmetal Alchemist, Silver Spoon, The Heroic Legend of Ars...
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Junji Ito Maniac: Japanese Tales of the Macabre Anime Reveals January 19 Debut, More Cast

Rie Suegara, Yumiri Hanamori, Tomokazu Sugita, more join cast ― The Netflix Tudum Japan livestream event on Sunday revealed more cast members for Junji Ito Maniac: Japanese Tales of the Macabre, a new anime based on horror manga artist Junji Ito's various stories. The event also revealed the anime will debut on Netflix on January 19, 2023. Introducing new cast members and stills from 4 of the 20 stor...
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Aggretsuko Anime's 5th, Final Season Launches on Netflix in February 2023

Cast, staff return for final season about Retsuko running for office ― The Netflix Tudum Japan livestream event on Sunday revealed that the fifth season of the Aggretsuko anime will premiere in February 2023. The new season will be the final season of the anime. The new season will focus on Retsuko running for office. Rareko is returning to direct the fifth season at Fanworks, and the anime's cast is...
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Way of the Househusband Anime Gets 2nd Season in January 2023

New season will feature returning cast, staff ― The Netflix Tudum Japan livestream event on Sunday revealed that the anime adaptation of Kousuke Oono's The Way of the Househusband (Gokushufudō manga is getting a second season that will premiere in January 2023. The new season will feature a returning staff and cast. Tatsu is back! The Way of the Househusband Season 2 hits Netflix January 2023!#TUDUM ...
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Gudetama: An Eggcellent Adventure Series' 1st Trailer Reveals December 13 Premiere

Yuko Hara performs theme for live-action, CG hybrid series ― The Netflix Tudum Japan livestream event on Sunday revealed a new trailer for Gudetama: An Eggcellent Adventure (Gudetama: Haha wo Tazunete Donkurai), a new live-action and CG hybrid series based on Sanrio's famous lazy character Gudetama. The trailer reveals the series will debut on Netflix worldwide on December 13. The trailer also previe...
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Make My Day Anime Film Reveals Cast, Mecha Design, February 2023 Debut

Masaomi Yamahashi, Ayahi Takagaki, more star in film ― The Netflix Tudum Japan livestream event on Sunday revealed that the Make My Day anime film will release on Netflix in February 2023. The event also revealed the main cast, new screenshots, and a mechanical design image for the two-legged robot Casper. Yasuo Ohtagaki provided the original design and Shoji Kawamori finalized the design. Here's you...
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Netflix Reveals My Daemon Animated Series from Writer Hidetaka Adachi

Thai studio Igloo Studio animates series ― The Netflix Tudum Japan livestream event on Sunday revealed a new animated series titled My Daemon (Boku no Daemon). Hidetaka Adachi aka Otsuichi (Exception, Oblivion Island: Haruka and the Magic Mirror, Summer Ghost) is writing the animated series at the Thai animation studio Igloo Studio. Nat Yoswatananont is directing the series. The series takes place in...
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Takashi Miike Directs Anime of Onimusha Game Series

Anime from Sublimation to use late actor Toshiro Mifune as model for Miyamoto Musashi ― The Netflix Tudum Japan event on Sunday revealed that CAPCOM's Onimusha game franchise is getting an anime adaptation that will stream on Netflix. Famed director Takashi Miike (live-action Ichi the Killer, Blade of the Immortal, Crows Zero, JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Diamond Is Unbreakable, Terraformars) will serve...
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Baku Yumemakura's Onmyōji Novels Get 1st Anime Adaptation on Netflix in 2023

Soubi Yamamoto directs anime ― The Netflix Tudum Japan livestream event on Sunday revealed that Baku Yumemakura's Onmyōji novels are getting their first anime series adaptation. The anime will premiere worldwide on Netflix in 2023. Soubi Yamamoto (Meganebu!, This Boy/Kono Danshi series) is directing the anime, and Natsu Hashimoto (Oshiete Hokusai!: The Animation) and Yuiko Katō (Agū: Tensai Ningyō) a...
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Aniplex Festival Online 2022 Roundup

All our Aniplex Festival Online 2022 coverage in one place. ― Aniplex's annual Online Festival, Aniplex Online Fest, was held on September 24 at 12:00 p.m. JST. The event featured information, announcements and trailers from over 20 anime series and featured live music performances. The event was in both English and Japanese, featuring hosts Sally Amaki and Hisanori Yoshida. You can still view the f...

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Netflix Reveals New Release Date for The Makanai in Reel Highlighting 21 Live-Action Japanese Works

New video also shows new footage for live-action Burn the House Down manga, more ― Ahead of its Netflix Tudum Japan livestream event on Sunday, Netflix revealed a lineup of 21 live-action works produced in Japan or based on Japanese works. The video features new footage for the The Makanai: Cooking for the Maiko House and Burn the House Down works. The video highlights the following previously announ...
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Live-Action Alice in Borderland Season 2 Previewed in New Teaser Trailer (Updated)

New season premieres on Netflix worldwide on December 22 ― Netflix revealed a "super teaser trailer" for the second season of the live-action series of Haro Aso's Alice in Borderland (Imawa no Kuni no Alice) manga during its Netflix Tudum livestream event on Saturday. The Netflix Tudum Japan livestream event on Sunday revealed the show will debut on December 22. The second season will debut on Netfli...
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Crunchyroll to Stream Saint Cecilia and Pastor Lawrence TV Anime

Hime Sawada plays Cecilia, Kaito Ishikawa plays Lawrence ― Aniplex revealed a promotional video for the television anime for Hazano Kazutake's Saint Cecilia and Pastor Lawrence (Shiro Seijo to Kuro Bokushi) manga on Saturday at the Aniplex Online Fest 2022 event. The video revealed the anime's April 2023 premiere and main cast members. The event also revealed a new visual for the anime. Hime Sawada p...

HIDIVE to Stream New Urusei Yatsura Anime

bilibili to also stream series premiering in Japan on October 13 ― The Aniplex Online Fest 2022 event on Saturday revealed that HIDIVE and bilibili will stream the new television anime of Rumiko Takahashi's Urusei Yatsura manga starting in October. The anime will premiere on October 13 and run for half a year, or two cours (quarters of a year), without breaks. The entire run of the anime will adapt s...
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Visual Prison

How can you not love vampires competing in a visual kei battle of the bands? ― Man, remember visual kei? It was all the rage among anime fans in the late 90's and 00's, back when I first got into the hobby. Fans discussed bands like Malice Mizer and Dir en Grey right alongside their favorite series despite them not having any obvious connection, and the cross-dressing singer Mana, a major influence i...
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Live-Action Whisper of the Heart Film's New Video Explores Antique Shop Set

Baron figure, more recreated for October 14 film ― The staff for the live-action sequel film based on Aoi Hiiragi's Whisper of the Heart (Mimi o Sumaseba) manga posted a new video on Saturday. The video explores the film's set of World Emporium, the antique shop that played a pivotal role in the original story: The video highlights all the antiques in the shop, including the iconic Baron figure. It f...
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My Stepmom's Daughter Is My Ex ‒ SEASON FINALE

With the shackles of their childish expectations of each other lifted, Yume and Mizuto are free to define whatever relationship they want between each other moving forward.
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750 Rider Manga Creator Isami Ishii Passes Away at 80

Ishii also drew Norainu no Oka, Kutabare!! Namida-kun ― Publisher Akita Shoten announced on Thursday that manga creator Isami Ishii passed away on September 17 due to acute heart failure. He was 80. His immediate family and friends held a private service. Ishii made his professional debut with Takeuma Kyōdai (Takeuma Brothers) through Kodansha in 1957. He later released hit manga titles such as Norai...
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Paid hololive Costumes Added to Among Us for Limited Time

Gawr Gura, Watson Amelia, Inugami Korone, more available for 110 Stars until December 20 ― You've watched your favorite hololive Virtual YouTubers betray each other in Among Us—now you can play as one of them with the new costume bundle added to the game on Tuesday. The following cosmetics are available for purchase until December 20: Ayunda Risu Outfit Ayunda Risu Hat Gawr Gura Outfit Gawr Gura Hat ...
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The Devil Is a Part-Timer!! Season 2 ‒ Episode 11

That idea of “hey let's just tell them the truth and let them decide if they wanna put up with this or not” is valid, and one that I don't think gets brought up enough in stories regarding secret identities.
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Arknights: Prelude to Dawn Anime's Promo Video Reveals ReoNa's Theme, October 28 Premiere

Key visual also revealed ― The official Twitter account for Arknights: Prelude to Dawn, the television anime adaptation of the Arknights smartphone game, began streaming a full promotional video for the anime on Saturday. The video reveals and previews ReoNa's opening theme song "Alive." The Twitter account also revealed a key visual. The anime will premiere on TV Tokyo on October 28, and will also a...
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Mashle: Magic and Muscles Anime's Promo Video Reveals Staff, Cast Member

Chiaki Kobayashi stars as Mashle in 2023 anime ― Aniplex revealed a new promotional video for television anime adaptation of Hajime Kōmoto's Mashle: Magic and Muscles manga at the Aniplex Online Fest 2022 event on Saturday. The video reveals that Chiaki Kobayashi will play Mashle in the anime. The event also revealed the show's staff. Tomoya Tanaka (Engage Kiss, Visual Prison) is directing the anime ...
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My Hero Academia Anime's 6th Season to Air for Half a Year

Series premieres on October 1 ― The official website for the My Hero Academia anime revealed on Saturday that the show's sixth season will air for two continuous cours (quarter of a year). The site is also streaming a commercial for the series. The anime will premiere on October 1. SUPER BEAVER will perform the opening theme song "Hitamuki," and Kiro Akiyama will perform the ending theme song "SKETCH...
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Saint Cecilia and Pastor Lawrence TV Anime's Promo Video Reveals Cast, April 2023 Debut (Updated)

Hime Sawada plays Cecilia, Kaito Ishikawa plays Lawrence ― Aniplex revealed a promotional video for the television anime for Hazano Kazutake's Saint Cecilia and Pastor Lawrence (Shiro Seijo to Kuro Bokushi) manga on Saturday at the Aniplex Online Fest 2022 event. The video revealed the anime's April 2023 premiere and main cast members. The event also revealed a new visual for the anime. Hime Sawada p...
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UniteUp! YouTube Project Gets TV Anime in January 2023

CloverWorks produces idol anime ― Aniplex announced at the Aniplex Online Fest 2022 event on Saturday that Sony Music's "next dimensional idol project" UniteUp! is inspiring a television anime adaptation that will premiere in January 2023. CloverWorks is producing the anime. The anime version will feature different idol groups including: Protostar: Kikunosuke Toya as Akira Kiyose Ryotaro Yamaguchi as...
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Ayakashi Triangle Anime Unveils Main Cast

Shōya Chiba, Miyu Tomita, Kana Ichinose, Tesshō Genda star in gender-bending ninja romcom ― The Aniplex Online Fest 2022 event announced the cast for the television anime of Kentaro Yabuki's Ayakashi Triangle manga on Saturday. It also debuted the anime's second teaser visual: The main cast members are: Shōya Chiba as Matsuri Kazamaki (Male) Miyu Tomita as Matsuri Kazamaki (Female) Kana Ichinose as S...
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My Love Story With Yamada-kun at Lv999 Manga Gets TV Anime in 2023 (Updated)

Inori Minase, Kouki Uchiyama star in series at Madhouse ― The Aniplex Online Fest 2022 event on Saturday revealed that Mashiro's Loving Yamada at Lv999! (Yamada-kun to Lv999 no Koi wo Suru) manga is getting a television anime adaptation in 2023. The event revealed the anime's English title as My Love Story With Yamada-kun at Lv999. 🎀‥‥∵‥‥∵‥‥∵‥‥∵🎀 山田くんとLv999の恋をする   TVアニメ化決定!🎮‥‥∵‥‥∵‥‥∵‥‥🎮マンガアプリ「GANMA!」...
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Fate/strange Fake Spinoff Story Gets TV Anime Special on December 31

Simultaneous English subtitles, dubbing offered ― The Aniplex Online Fest 2022 event announced on Saturday that Ryohgo Narita's Fate/strange Fake spinoff story is inspiring a television anime special. The Fate/strange Fake -Whispers of Dawn- special will air on December 31 during the annual Fate Project New Year's TV Special. The story follows a new Holy Grail War waged between Mages and Heroes at Sn...

Rascal Does Not Dream Gets Sequel Anime Adapting 8th, 9th Novels

Anime to feature returning cast, staff ― The Aniplex Online Fest 2022 event revealed on Saturday that the anime based on Hajime Kamoshida's Seishun Buta Yarō light novel series is getting a new anime project that will adapt the eighth and ninth novels in the franchise: Rascal Does Not Dream of a Sister Venturing Out and Rascal Does Not Dream of a Knapsack Kid. Sōichi Masui is returning to direct the ...

A-1 Pictures Produces Eisen Flügel Anime Film With Director Seiji Mizushima

Gen Urobuchi wrote novel series originally published in 2009 ― The Aniplex Online Fest 2022 event revealed on Saturday that A-1 Pictures is producing the Eisen Flügel theatrical anime film. Gen Urobuchi is credited with the original story, and Seiji Mizushima is the chief director of the film at A-1 Pictures. Daizen Komatsuda is the director, Keigo Sasaki is adapting Takashi Takeuchi of TYPE-MOON's o...
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The Misfit of Demon King Academy II Anime's Promo Video Reveals January 2023 Premiere

New season will feature returning staff ― The Aniplex Online Fest 2022 event on Saturday revealed a new visual and promotional video on Saturday for The Misfit of Demon King Academy II, the second season of the The Misfit of Demon King Academy anime. The video reveals the new season will premiere in January 2023. The new season will air in split cours (quarters of a year). The new season is replacing...

NieR: Automata Anime's Promo Video Reveals Staff, Cast, January 2023 Premiere (Updated)

2 character videos, 8-minute staff interview video streamed ― The Aniplex Online Fest 2022 revealed on Saturday that the television anime adaptation of Square Enix and Platinum Games' NieR:Automata action role-playing game will premiere in January 2023. The event also revealed two character videos for the anime. The anime's official title is NieR: Automata Ver1.1a. Aniplex also revealed an eight-minu...
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Tomo-chan is a Girl Anime Reveals New Video, 2 New Cast Members

Kohei Amasaki, Yoshitsugu Matsuoka join cast for series premiering in January with Crunchyroll streaming ― The Aniplex Online Fest 2022 event revealed new cast members and a new video on Saturday for the television anime of Fumita Yanagida's Tomo-chan Is a Girl! (Tomo-chan wa Onna no Ko) manga. The new cast members include Kohei Amasaki as Kosuke Misaki (pictured first below) and Yoshitsugu Matsuoka ...

Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War Anime's New Short Trailer Streamed With English Subtitles

Anime premieres on October 10, will have "simulcast" ― The Aniplex Online Fest 2022 event on Saturday revealed a new short trailer for Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War, the television anime based on the "Thousand Year Blood War" arc of Tite Kubo's Bleach manga. The anime will run for four cours with breaks in between. The show will premiere on October 10 at 24:00 (effectively, October 11 at midnight)....

Berserk: The Golden Age Arc - Memorial Edition TV Anime's 3rd Promo Video Features New Song by Susumu Hirasawa

Crunchyroll streams TV version of 2012-2013 film trilogy starting on October 1 ― The Aniplex Online Fest 2022 event on Saturday streamed a new promotional video for Berserk: The Golden Age Arc - Memorial Edition, the upcoming television anime version of Studio 4°C's Berserk: The Golden Age Arc film trilogy. The video features a new insert song composed by Susumu Hirasawa titled "Ensei" (Expedition). ...
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Aniplex.exe Reveals Hirahira Hihiru Novel Game

Game will release in 2023 on PC ― Aniplex revealed a new game in its Aniplex.exe brand titled Hirahira Hihiru during the Aniplex Online Fest 2022 event on Saturday. The game will release in 2023 for PC. Ren'ya Setoguchi is in charge of planning and scenario, Zennosuke is in charge of character designs, MANYO is composing the music, and BA-KU is developing the game. Aniplex launched the Aniplex.exe "n...
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ATRI: My Dear Moments Novel Game Gets TV Anime at Troyca

Makoto Katō directs anime ― The Aniplex Online Fest 2022 event on Saturday revealed that Aniplex.exe's ATRI: My Dear Moments game is getting a television anime adaptation at TROYCA. Makoto Katō (Bloom Into You, Lord El-Melloi II's Case Files: Rail Zeppelin Grace note) is directing the series at TROYCA, ad Jukki Hanada is in charge of the series composition. Asuta Konno at Frontwing is credited with t...

New Rurouni Kenshin TV Anime Reveals Cast, Staff, 2023 Premiere on Noitamina

Anime to re-adapt main manga series ― The Aniplex Online Fest 2022 event on Saturday revealed a trailer, the main staff, and the main cast for the new television anime project based on Nobuhiro Watsuki's Rurouni Kenshin manga. The anime will premiere in 2023 on Fuji-TV's Noitamina programming block. The anime will re-adapt the main manga series. Aniplex also revealed character visuals for Kenshin and...

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Event Reminder: Aniplex Online Fest 2022 Livestream Starts Soon

Bilingual event to be held in English, Japanese ― Aniplex is hosting the online event Aniplex Online Fest 2022 starting on September 23 at 8:00 p.m. PDT / 11:00 p.m. EDT (on September 24 at 12:00 p.m. JST). The event will share information on 20+ anime series and will host live music performances. The event will be available in both English and Japanese, featuring hosts Sally Amaki and Hisanori Yoshi...
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Lucifer and the Biscuit Hammer ‒ Episodes 11-12

Biscuit Hammer eschews all of its build-up to a confrontation to instead focus on the sticky mess of thorns that makes up the Asahina family.
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Aikatsu Planet! Arcade Game Enters '3rd Stage' in October Before End of Service

Game moves to ending service after release of '3rd stage' ― The official Twitter account for Bandai's Aikatsu! arcade card game series announced on Thursday that the Aikatsu Planet! game will enter the "third stage" on October 20, as it moves toward ending its service. The game will not end service on October 20, but the "third stage" will be the final stage for the game. The arcade card game launche...
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Usamaru Furuya's Lunatic Circus Manga Ends 1st Part

3rd volume ships on November 8 ― This year's November issue of Shinchosha's Monthly Comic Bunch magazine published the final chapter of the first part of Usamaru Furuya's Lunatic Circus manga on Wednesday. The manga's third compiled book volume will ship on November 8. Furuya launched the manga in August 2020. Shinchosha published the manga's second compiled book volume on March 9. The manga went on ...
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Makoto Shinkai's Suzume Anime Movie Gets Manga Adaptation

Denki Amashima draws manga launching on October 25 ― The November issue of Kodansha's Monthly Afternoon magazine announced on Saturday that Suzume (Suzume no Tojimari or literally, Suzume's Door-Locking), Makoto Shinkai's first new film in three years, will get a manga adaptation. Denki Amashima is drawing the manga, which will launch in the magazine's December issue on October 25. Comix Wave Films d...
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Tokyo Mew Mew New ‒ SEASON FINALE

It's a good thing that a second season of this show has been announced, because otherwise this would be a very unfair place to end things.
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Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? IV ‒ Episode 10

Bell Cranell's fight against the Juggernaut, the Dungeon's final line of defense, could be far more than he bargained for.
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Harem in the Labyrinth of Another World ‒ SEASON FINALE

Michio has successfully gotten laid, and we even get to watch him fill out the rest of the characters, glossed over as the credits roll because it seems Passione is about as sick of making this thing as I am of watching it.
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The Fall Trailer Watch Party Prize Winners!

Congratulations to Brian L. and Dennis M.! You've been notified via email and your prize pack will be shipping out next week. Thanks again to everyone who entered! ― Thank you to everyone who tuned into the The Fall Trailer Watch party on Wednesday and entered to win one of our two prize packs. See below for our two lucky winners! Want to win a complete edition of the classic Ghost in the Shell manga...
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Shadows House Season 2 ‒ SEASON FINALE

Secrets come to light in Shadows House season two's finale as we discover the true mastermind behind the series' nefarious plot.
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The Yakuza's Guide to Babysitting ‒ SEASON FINALE

A wholesome ending to a wholesome show, but not without its faults. The episode encapsulates so much of what The Yakuza's Guide to Babysitting gets so consistently right - and wrong.

Crunchyroll Updates Statement on Advertising VOD Policy

"AVOD content will rotate and refresh regularly, sometimes returning for stunts, special promotions and commemorative occasions." ― Crunchyroll provided an updated statement to ANN this week, regarding its advertising video-on-demand (AVOD) policy: Crunchyroll continues to make more than 1,000 hours of anime available for free through our advertiser-supported tier. Select episodes of our most popular...
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Irodori Comics Licenses I Fell for My Friend's Older Sister + My Older Sister's Friend is Annoying, Midnight Rendezvous Manga

Both manga launch digitally in October ― Publisher Irodori Comics announced on Friday that it has licensed the I Fell for My Friend's Older Sister + My Older Sister's Friend is Annoying and Midnight Rendezvous manga. Irodori Aqua, Irodori Comics' all-ages localization imprint, will release the 135-page single volume of Azusa Kina's I Fell for My Friend's Older Sister + My Older Sister's Friend is Ann...
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Dragon Quest Treasures Game Streams Gameplay Overview Trailer

Dragon Quest XI spinoff ships on Switch on December 9 ― Dragon Quest's official YouTube channel began streaming a gameplay overview trailer for Square Enix's Dragon Quest Treasures game on Friday. The game will launch for the Switch on December 9. The game will center on Erik and Mia from Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age. The game will focus on the childhood of the siblings, and will center ...
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New Sailor Moon Exclusives Hit FUN.com

Lineup includes ramen bowl set, character sweaters, slippers, throw blanket ― The FUN.com gift shop announced a new set of exclusive Sailor Moon products last week, including a set of five ramen bowls (also sold as singles); adult-sized character sweaters inspired by Jupiter, Venus, and Mars; slippers inspired by Luna the cat; and a throw blanket. The ramen bowl set costs US$89.99, or US$19.99 as sin...
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Legend of Mana: The Teardrop Crystal Anime Streams Opening Theme Song Video

Saori Hayami performs "Tear of Will" ― Warner Bros. Japan began streaming the opening theme song video for Legend of Mana: The Teardrop Crystal (Seiken Densetsu Legend of Mana: The Teardrop Crystal in Japanese), the television anime of Square Enix's Legend of Mana game, on Friday. Saori Hayami performs the opening theme song "Tear of Will." The series is collaborating with Kasugai City in Aichi prefe...
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Mobile Suit Gundam: Cucuruz Doan's Island

Opening soon in theaters in the U.S., how does this expansion of a classic Gundam episode hold up as a full-length film? ― The existence of this film is an oddity, being a retelling of the 15th episode of the original Mobile Suit Gundam series. Apparently, that episode had some issues on the visual production side, prompting its omission from the English-language releases, so you can interpret this f...
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When Will Ayumu Make His Move? #12 [rate]
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Bocchi the Rock! Anime's Character Promo Video Highlights Nijika Ijichi

Sayumi Suzushiro plays Nijika in anime premiering on October 8 ― Aniplex began streaming on Friday a character promotional video for the anime of Aki Hamaji's four-panel manga Bocchi the Rock!, and it highlights Nijika Ijichi. Aniplex previously streamed a character promotional video for Hitori "Bocchi-chan" ("Loner") Gotō: The anime will premiere on the Tokyo MX, BS11, Gunma TV, and Tochigi TV chann...
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Yu-Gi-Oh! Announces Fashion Expansion

Konami Cross Media NY partners with BAIT, Bershka, Park Agencies, Tuned in Tokyo brands ― Konami Cross Media NY, Inc. announced on Tuesday that it has signed partnerships with the BAIT, Bershka, Park Agencies and Tuned in Tokyo brands to produce Yu-Gi-Oh! apparel and fashion items. Konami's newest retail partners are popular with younger consumers in their teens and early twenties. BAIT is a Los Ange...
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Blue Lock Anime's Intro Video Previews Ending Theme Song

Anime will air for 6 consecutive months with 24 episodes ― The official website for the television anime of Muneyuki Kaneshiro and Yūsuke Nomura's Blue Lock soccer manga began streaming on Friday an introduction video. The video previews the anime's ending theme song "Winner" by Shugo Nakamura. The website also revealed that the series will run for two consecutive cours (quarters of a year) with 24 e...
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The Fall 2022 Light Novel Guide

Rebecca Silverman has all the details you need to find your next must-read light novel series right here! ― Another seasonal round up, another batch of isekai! Yes, the subgenre continues to be strong in the slate of translated light novels, with the twin sub-subgenres of “villainess” and “overpowered hero” remaining on top. But we're also seeing a bit more variation within them, as Formerly, the Fal...
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Hatsune Miku Takes the Stage in Fall Guys

Collect Glow Sticks, Spring Onions to collect costumes, other rewards ― Vocaloid virtual idol Hatsune Miku joined the Fall Guys party battle royale game on Thursday. The "Hatsune Miku Sound of the Future" event is available in all core show Rounds. Players can collect Glow Sticks and Spring Onions across over 100 tiers to unlock the following event rewards: Miku #1 Fan Nickname - 100 Points 200 Kudos...

Naruto Anime Leaves Netflix in October

Bleach the Movie: Fade to Black, Bleach the Movie: Hell Verse also leave on October 14 ― Netflix revealed on Tuesday that seasons 1-9 of the Naruto anime will leave the service on October 31. In addition, the Bleach the Movie: Fade to Black and Bleach the Movie: Hell Verse will both leave the service on October 14. Viz Media began making some of its Naruto and Bleach library available on Netflix in 2...
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Sōkyū no Fafner Behind the Line Anime's Video Announces January 20 Opening

Spinoff to debut in advance screenings in theaters ― The "Sōkyū no Fafner: Dead Aggressor: Heaven and Earth Opening Day Stage Greeting & Kazuki's Birthday Celebration" event announced on Friday that the Sōkyū no Fafner Behind the Line spinoff anime will start its special advance screening run in theaters on January 20. The event also debuted a promotional video: Behind the Line is a self-contained st...
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L.A.'s Animation Is Film Fest to Screen Gold Kingdom and Water Kingdom, Oni: Thunder God's Tale

"Summer Ghost" anime short also screens during festival ― The official website for GKIDS, Annecy, and Variety magazine's Animation Is Film Festival announced on Thursday that it will hold the world premiere of Gold Kingdom and Water Kingdom, the anime film of Nao Iwamoto's Kin no Kuni Mizu no Kuni manga, on October 21. The festival will also host the theatrical world premiere of the California-based ...

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PlayStation VR2's Video Highlights Features, Compatible Games

Virtual reality peripherals launch in early 2023 ― Sony posted a video showcasing the PlayStation VR2, the new virtual reality (VR) system for the PlayStation 5 console, on Wednesday. The video previews the PS VR2's features, as well as some compatible games. The PS VR2 will launch in early 2023. The PlayStation VR2 system is a new version of the earlier PS VR headset for the PlayStation 4, and it ha...
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Women in Comics Event Hosts Rica Takashima in NYC on October 29

Bronx Library Center hosts event ― Erica Friedman (By Your Side: The First 100 Years of Yuri Anime and Manga) reported on Okazu on Saturday that the Bronx Heroes Comic Con: Women in Comics event will host manga creator Rica Takashima (Rica 'tte Kanji!?) alongside Friedman herself on October 29 at the Bronx Library Center in New York City. Takashima most recently appeared at Flame Con in New York City...
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Detective Conan: The Culprit Hanzawa Anime Casts Akira Ishida as Saguru Hakuba

Ishida reprises role from Magic Kaito, Detective Conan franchises ― The official Twitter account for the television anime of Mayuko Kanba's Detective Conan: Hannin no Hanzawa-san (Detective Conan: The Culprit Hanzawa) manga revealed on Wednesday that Akira Ishida will join the cast of the anime as Saguru Hakuba. Ishida has played the character before in anime of both Magic Kaito and Detective Conan. ...
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Heritage's 3rd "Art of Anime and Everything Cool" Auction Starts This Friday

Sept. 23-26 auction features more than 900 anime lots ― Heritage will hold its third "Art of Anime and Everything Cool" auction from September 23 to 26. The auction will feature more than 900 anime lots, including items from Akira, Evangelion, Dragon Ball Z, Pokémon, Cowboy Bebop, Card Captor Sakura, and several Studio Ghibli films. As with the previous auction, lots from iconic examples of American ...
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Fox News Host Tucker Carlson Likens Teacher's Prosthetic Breasts to Japanese Genre of "Exploding Milk Porn"

That's a mistranslation, by the way ― In one of Fox News' weirder moments, show host Tucker Carlson brought up a genre of Japanese internet porn to describe a teacher's prosthetic breasts in a segment on Monday. "Exploding Milk Porn," he called it, possibly a literal translation of Bakunyuu, which colloquially means "Huge Breasts." Carlson claimed that the prosthetic breasts visible in viral footage ...
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North American Anime, Manga Releases, September 18-24

Vivy -Fluorite Eye's Song-, Shadows House anime; Josee, the Tiger and the Fish, Look Back manga ship ― Anime Releases Title Publisher Suggested Retail Price Date Dragon Ball Super Complete Series Limited Edition BDPlease Crunchyroll/Funimation US$199.98 September 20 Girls und Panzer das Finale Part 3 BDCite Sentai Filmworks US$29.98 September 20 Pokémon: Pikachu & Friends - Starring Eevee DVDAnimeNew...
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Hideo Kojima, Kazutaka Kodaka Praise Cyberpunk: Edgerunners Anime

Kodaka also takes the opportunity to plug his Akudama Drive cyberpunk anime ― Game creators Hideo Kojima (Metal Gear, Death Stranding) and Kazutaka Kodaka (Danganronpa) are among the legions of fans on Twitter singing praise for Studio Trigger's Cyberpunk: Edgerunners anime series based on CD PROJEKT RED's Cyberpunk 2077 game. Kojima tweeted on Tuesday: "I just watched 'Cyberpunk Edgerunners' in one ...
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Remake Our Life Light Novel Ends with Volume 12 in 2023

Series started "final arc" with 11th volume on Thursday ― The 11th novel volume of author Nachi Kio and illustrator Eretto's Boku-tachi no Remake (Remake Our Life!) light novel series revealed on Thursday that the series will end with its 12th volume in 2023. The series started its "final arc" with the 11th volume. The story centers on the unsuccessful game director Kyōya Hashiba. His company goes ba...
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This Week in Anime - Cyberpunk Edgerunners is a Certified Crowdpleaser

Trigger has done it again, this time with its anime based on the tabletop-RPG-turned-multi-platform-video-game, Cyberpunk Edgerunners. Strap in for the capital-A Adult anime full of gore, boobs, and the the dystopian hellscape of Night City. ― Trigger has done it again, this time with its anime based on the tabletop-RPG-turned-multi-platform video game, Cyberpunk Edgerunners. Strap in for the capita...
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Guardian: Shueisha Confirms French Publisher's "All-in-One" One Piece Book Was Unauthorized

JBE Books issued manga's 1st 102 volumes as 21,450-page book ― A Shueisha representative told The Guardian on Tuesday that French publisher JBE Books' "all-in-one" One Piece printing was unauthorized. Keita Murano, a member of Shueisha's international rights division, said: "The product ... is not official. We don't give permission to them. Our licensee in France which publishes One Piece is the publ...
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Japan to Remove Daily Entry Cap, Ease Entry Restrictions for Tourists on October 11

Tourists may enter Japan without "sponsors" or travel agency contact ― Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida announced in a press conference in New York on Thursday that Japan will remove its daily entry cap on October 11, further easing anti-infection border controls and allowing tourists to enter Japan without "sponsors" or a travel agency contact within the country. The government also plans to re...
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Crazy Food Truck GN 2

Despite the 'Crazy' right there in its title, Crazy Food Truck, by this second volume, really does seem to have settled into an easier, exploratory, travelogue-style story. ― Despite the 'Crazy' right there in its title, Crazy Food Truck, by this second volume, really does seem to have settled into an easier, exploratory, travelogue-style story. Granted, it's one that still regularly has shootouts, e...

Sentai Filmworks to Release Carole & Tuesday Anime on Home Video

Home video release launches this fall ― Sentai Filmworks announced on Thursday that it has acquired the home entertainment rights to Carole & Tuesday, the original anime by supervising director Shinichiro Watanabe (Cowboy Bebop, Kids on the Slope, Terror in Resonance) and anime studio BONES. Sentai will release the anime on home video this fall. The company describes the story: In the not too distant...
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Anime Frontier Event Hosts Rock Band FLOW

FLOW to perform concert, sign autographs on December 2 ― Staff for the Anime Frontier event announced on Thursday that rock band FLOW will perform at the convention on December 2 at 7:30 p.m. in the Fort Worth Convention Center Ballroom. The band will also participate in a VIP autograph signing that night. The Anime Frontier event will take place from December 2-4 in Fort Worth, Texas. FLOW consists ...
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Uzaki-chan Wants to Hang Out! Season 2 Anime's 2nd Promo Video Previews Ending Theme Song

MKLNtic perform ending theme for October 1 anime ― The staff for the television anime of Take's Uzaki-chan Wants to Hang Out! (Uzaki-chan wa Asobitai!) manga revealed on Thursday the second promotional video for the anime's second season. The video previews the ending theme song "Happy Life" by virtual YouTuber singing unit MKLNtic. The anime will premiere on October 1 on AT-X and ABC TV, on October ...
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New Urusei Yatsura Anime Adds 3 More Cast Members

Kenta Miyake, Takahiro Sakurai, Marina Inoue join anime premiering on ― The staff for the new television anime of Rumiko Takahashi's Urusei Yatsura manga announced three more cast members on Thursday: Kenta Miyake as Onsen Mark Takahiro Sakurai as Tsubame Ozuno Marina Inoue as Ryōko Mendō The anime also presented the character design for Kotatsu Neko: The anime will premiere on October 13 and run for...

The Iceblade Sorcerer Shall Rule the World Anime's Teaser Unveils Cast, Staff

Junya Enoki, Iori Saeki, Nana Harumura star in January 2023 anime ― The television anime of artist Norihito Sasaki, writer Nana Mikoshiba, and character designer Riko Korie's The Iceblade Sorcerer Shall Rule the World (Hyо̄ken no Majutsushi ga Sekai wo Suberu - Sekai Saikyо̄ no Majutsushi de Aru Shо̄nen wa, Majutsu Gakuin ni Nyūgaku Suru) light novel series debuted a teaser promotional video and a te...
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