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My Father is a Unicorn GN

It's all right there in the title - his dad is a unicorn. But is this thin sitcom premise worth reading? Rebecca Silverman has the details. ― If, like me, you grew up watching old mid-century sitcoms because your parents thought they were safer than modern TV (or that's just what was on to watch), there's a good chance that you'll find a certain familiarity to the way that Monaka Suzuki's My Father i...
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Goblin Slayer Novel 8

"The eighth entry into the light novel series proves that it can hold its own even when the focus isn't solely on killing goblins." ― As the Goblin Slayer light novels have gone on, the characters have grown in a variety of subtle ways. There haven't been any earth-shattering revelations or changes for them, but that actually works in the series' favor, keeping the characters grounded in their fears,...
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Carole & Tuesday: A Song of Refugees and Fire

Director Shinichiro Watanabe's passionate musical series shines a spotlight on Earth's real humanitarian crisis and hopes for something better. ― Carole & Tuesday has some good music, but good music isn't made in a vacuum. Music is created by musicians, and whether they're strumming guitar strings, singing mezzo-soprano, or scribbling notes on staves, aspects of musicians' lives end up bleeding into ...
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The Batman's Mattson Tomlin Pens Live-Action Mega Man Film's Script

CAPCOM confirmed last October that film is still in development ― The entertainment news source The Hollywood Reporter reported on Wednesday that scriptwriter Mattson Tomlin is now penning a script for the planned live-action film project of CAPCOM's Mega Man game franchise. Tomlin also co-wrote the script for The Batman, Warner Bros.' 2021-slated film based on DC Comics' Batman character. CAPCOM con...
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Dorohedoro Anime Gets Free 8-bit PC Browser Game

Game coincides with anime's 3rd episode featuring 'Living Dead Day' ― The official website for the television anime of Q Hayashida's Dorohedoro manga unveiled an 8-bit PC browser game titled Dorohedoro 8-bit Game ~Living Dead Day Survivor~ on Sunday. The free game will be available on the website until February 1 at 11:59 p.m. JST. The game is a 2D beat 'em up that supports up to two players in coope...
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Nintendo Stops Accepting Repairs for Wii Console in Japan on March 31

Nintendo cites difficulty of obtaining repair parts ― Nintendo announced on Monday that it will stop accepting repairs for the Nintendo Wii console on March 31 in Japan due to the difficulty of obtaining parts that are necessary for repairs. If required parts run out of stock before the announced date, the company may stop accepting repairs earlier. This applies to all colors of the console with the ...
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Studio Colorido's Original Anime Film Nakitai Watashi wa Neko o Kaburu Opens on June 5

Mirai Shida, Natsuki Hanae star in story of girl who pursues boy by becoming cat ― Studio Colorido announced on Tuesday that it will release Nakitai Watashi wa Neko o Kaburu (Wanting to Cry, I Pretend to Be a Cat) as its second feature-length anime film on June 5. An official website for the anime also opened and revealed a teaser video, visual, the main cast, and staff. The original story about find...
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ID: INVADED ‒ Episode 5

ID may be trying to tackle a few too many crime show themes all at once – brilliant detectives and profiling and serial killers and rogue cops and psychoanalysis?
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Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken! Anime Has 12 Episodes

― The official website for the television anime of Sumito Ōwara's Eizouken ni wa Te o Dasu na! (Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken!) manga announced on Sunday that the anime will get a Blu-ray Disc "Complete Box" with 12 episodes on June 24. The anime premiered on NHK General on January 5. Crunchyroll is streaming the series in North America, Central America, South America, Europe, Africa, Oceania, and th...
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Haikyu!! To The Top ‒ Episode 3

He may not be aware of the other boys' discomfort, although I daresay that even oblivious Mr. Hinata is aware that Washijo doesn't want him there.
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Ensemble Stars!! Rhythm Game Reveals Opening Video, March 9 Launch

Opening movie for 'basic'/'music' versions of app previews theme song ― The Ensemble Stars!! Big Presentation ~BRAND NEW STARS!!~ from Monthly Ensemble Studio presentation announced on Monday that Ensemble Stars!! (with two exclamation points), the rhythm game for the Ensemble Stars! idol franchise, will launch in Japan on March 9. Happy Elements also began streaming the app's opening movie, which fe...
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Promare Studio Trigger Reveals Full IDOLiSH7 Music Video

Troyca's Re:Vale music video premiered last week ― It's been a long wait but Trigger's full music video for the IDOLiSH7 multimedia franchise is finally live. The anime studio created the music video for "Crescent rise," a single by the in-game group also named Trigger. The video marks the first Idolish 7 collaboration for the Trigger anime studio. The idol Trigger trio consists of Gaku Yaotome (Wata...
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Boruto: Naruto Next Generations ‒ Episode 141

When Kokuri, a former member of the Mujina Gang, is arrested in the Land of Grass and imprisoned in Hozuki Castle, Naruto and other Hidden Leaf brass see an opportunity.
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Persona 5 Royal PS4 Game's English Trailer Highlights Phantom Thieves

PS4 game ships in West on March 31 ― Atlus began streaming an English trailer for its Persona 5 Royal (Persona 5 The Royal in Japan) PlayStation 4 role-playing game on Monday. The video highlights the Phantom Thieves. The Official U.S PlayStation Blog posted on Monday a description of the game's new character Kasumi (voiced by Laura Post in English): Kasumi is a transfer student who enrolls at Shujin...
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Keyakizaka46 Member Yurina Hirate Leaves Group Following Health Issues

The official website of the Keyakizaka46 idol group revealed on Thursday that member Yurina Hirate is retiring from the group. The notice distinguishes Hirate from fellow graduating idols Nana Oda and Miyu Suzumoto by stating that she is "leaving" the group rather than "graduating." In Japanese idol groups, a "graduating" idol holds a final performance as a send-off to the fans. Although the notic...
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My Father is a Unicorn GN

It's all right there in the title - his dad is a unicorn. But is this thin sitcom premise worth reading? Rebecca Silverman has the details. ― If, like me, you grew up watching old mid-century sitcoms because your parents thought they were safer than modern TV (or that's just what was on to watch), there's a good chance that you'll find a certain familiarity to the way that Monaka Suzuki's My Father i...
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22/7 ‒ Episode 3

The Wall's orders for the week: The girls will be giving their first concert, and with only a little time to prepare, they have to put in a lot of work to see it through.
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Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Franchise to Have Over 40 Million Copies in Circulation

Not 40 million copies sold, & not just for the manga ― The staff of the Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba franchise revealed on Tuesday that the franchise's works will have more than 40 million copies in circulation when the 19th compiled book volume of Koyoharu Gotouge's original manga ships on February 4. The figure includes both physical and digital copies, as well as other publications in the franch...
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Magia Record: Puella Magi Madoka Magica Side Story ‒ Episode 4

The script and overall pacing of this week's story betray the show's origins, meaning that the visuals have to pick up the story's slack even more so than usual.
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Viz Media, Manga Plus Publish Mashle: Magic and Muscles Manga in English

Series debuted simultaneously in Japan on Monday ― Both Viz Media's Shonen Jump service and Shueisha's MANGA Plus service launched Hajime Kōmoto's Mashle: Magic and Muscles manga in English on Sunday. The second chapter will debut on Sunday. Shueisha describes the manga: This is a world of magic where magic is used for everything. But deep in the forest exists a young man who spends his time training...
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New Higurashi: When They Cry Anime Project Brings Back Cast

Sōichiro Hoshi, Mai Nakahara reprise roles from previous anime ― The official website for the new Higurashi: When They Cry (Higurashi no Naku Koro ni) anime project revealed returning cast members on Monday. Sōichiro Hoshi is returning to play Keiichi Maebara, and Mai Nakahara is playing Rena Ryūgū. Ryukishi07 and 07th Expansion are credited with the original work. Akio Watanabe (Monogatari Series an...
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My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU Anime Season 3 Premieres on April 9

― The official Twitter account for Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Come wa Machigatteiru. Kan (My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU: Fin), the third season of the television anime of Wataru Watari's My Youth Romantic Comedy Is Wrong, As I Expected (Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Come wa Machigatteiru.) light novel series, revealed on Monday that the series will premiere on TBS on April 9 late at night at 1:58 a.m. ...
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Kingdom Anime Season 3 Casts Yuya Uchida, Miou Tanaka, Atsuko Tanaka

Series premieres in April ― The official website for the anime adaptation of Yasuhisa Hara's Kingdom manga revealed additional cast members and character visuals for the anime's upcoming third television series on Monday. Yuya Uchida will play Shun Shin Kun, Miou Tanaka will play Kan Mei, and Atsuko Tanaka will play Ka Rin. The new characters are all military leaders for the State of Chu. Yuya Uchida...

Bleach Creator Kubo Tite's New Work to Be Unveiled at AnimeJapan 2020

Stage event to discuss 20th anniversary project for Bleach ― The staff for the AnimeJapan 2020 event announced on Monday that the event will host a stage presentation titled "Bleach 20th Anniversary Project & Tite Kubo New Work Presentation" on March 21. Voice actors Masakazu Morita and Ryotaro Okiayu, Weekly Shonen Jump editor-in-chief Hiroyuki Nakano, and America Zarigani comedy duo member Yoshiyuk...
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Listeners Original TV Anime Reveals Cast, More Staff in Video

Rock music anime by Jin, Dai Sato, Taichi Hashimoto stars Rie Takahashi ― The official website for the Listeners original anime project revealed cast members, more staff members, and a promotional video on Monday. Listeners combines rock music and anime. Musician and Kagerou Project creator Jin (Kagerou Daze, Mekakucity Actors), anime writer Dai Sato (Eureka Seven, Wolf's Rain, Samurai Champloo, Cowb...

Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045 Anime's Trailer Reveals Cast, Composers, Theme Song Artists, April Netflix Debut

Atsuko Tanaka, Akio Ohtsuka, Kōichi Yamadera, other cast of previous GitS anime return ― The staff of Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045, the new 3D CG Ghost in the Shell anime, unveiled a new trailer for the anime on Monday. The video reveals the anime's main cast members, music composers, theme song artists, and April worldwide debut on Netflix. English Subtitled Version Atsuko Tanaka, Akio Ohtsuka, Kōic...
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Shironeko Project: Zero Chronicle Anime's Video Reveals Theme Song Artists, April 6 Premiere

Takanori Nishikawa, ASCA perform opening; Rei Yasuda performs ending song ― The official website for Shironeko Project: Zero Chronicle, the television anime of Colopl's Shironeko Project smartphone game, began streaming a promotional video for the anime on Monday. The video revealed the anime's April 6 premiere date. The site also revealed the theme song artists and a new visual for the anime. Takano...
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Sazae-san Anime Adapts Creator's Travel Logs to Celebrate What Would Be Her 100th Birthday

Late author Machiko Hasegawa's "Sazae-san Tabi Aruki" essays get 1st anime ever on February 2 ― Fuji TV announced on Sunday that the Sazae-san television anime will have a one-hour February 2 television special to adapt the "Sazae-san Tabi Aruki" (Sazae-san Walking Travels) essay series by original Sazae-san creator Machiko Hasegawa. This first ever anime adaptation of the essays celebrates what woul...

Inuyasha Anime Gets Smartphone RPG This Year

From Seven Deadly Sins: Grand Cross company Hammer Entertainment ― Korean developer Hammer Entertainment announced on Monday that it is developing an iOS and Android smartphone action role-playing game based on the Inuyasha franchise titled Inuyasha - Yomigaeru Monogatari (Inuyasha - The Awakening Story). Inuyasha's first ever mobile game in Japan will debut in the first half of this year. The game i...
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Super Nintendo World Confirmed for Universal Orlando on Previously Reported 2023 Date

― Comcast confirmed during an earnings call on Thursday that it will open a Super Nintendo World area in a new Universal Orlando theme park named Universal's Epic Universe. The park plans to open the new area in 2023, as the Orlando television station WFTV had reported in April 2018. Universal Orlando purchased a 400-acre lot across the street from the main Universal Orlando Resort park in 2018. It ...

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Ultraman Anime's Live-Action Promo Video to Feature Anime's Cast, OLDCODEX Song

Crowdfunded video with Ryohei Kimura, Takuya Eguchi in costume, OLDCODEX's new "CoreFade" song ― The Makuake crowdfunding campaign for the live-action promotional video for the 3D CG anime of Eiichi Shimizu and Tomohiro Shimoguchi's Ultraman manga launched on Monday. The campaign seeks to raise 5 million yen (about US$45,800), and it will run until March 30. The campaign previewed voice actors Ryohei...
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Weathering With You Film Earns Estimated US$6.6 Million in N. America (Updated)

Film projected for US$693,231 from Friday to Sunday; 4DX screenings to begin on January 31 ― The Box Office Mojo website reported on Sunday that Makoto Shinkai's Weathering With You anime film has earned an estimated US$693,231 from Friday to Sunday to rank #20 in its second weekend in the North American box office. It has now earned an estimated total of US$6,552,876 in North America. The film debut...
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Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken! ‒ Episode 4

Both the undeniable, dizzying power of cinematic animation - and the horrible realities of low-budget production - are brilliantly explored in this week's episode.
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Interspecies Reviewers ‒ Episode 3

This time around all of the exploits are part of a single unbroken narrative: guys don't know what sex feels like for a women, so why not find out?
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Weekly Shonen Champion Compiles Final Chapters of Classic Titles as 2 Books

Lineup includes Go Nagai's Cutie Honey, Keisuke Itagaki's Baki the Grappler ― Manga magazine Weekly Shonen Champion is celebrating its 50th anniversary by releasing two books compiling the final chapters of classic titles that ran in the magazine. The two books will be released on March 6 as Weekly Shonen Champion 50th Anniversary Legendary Final Chapters: Shōwa Edition and Weekly Shonen Champion 50t...
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A Certain Scientific Railgun T ‒ Episode 3

This episode features a balloon hunt, where teams from each school attempt to use bean bags to break the small balloons each student is wearing on their heads.
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Science Fell in Love, So I Tried to Prove it ‒ Episode 5

The 1st half of the episode has our characters recap events to Ikeda—forcing Yukimura and Himuro to report their most intimate feelings to a room full of people.
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Manga Artist Arina Tanemura Draws Orphen With Shōjo Touch

The eponymous hero of the Orphen light novel and anime series is a good-looking guy, but what better way to bring out his charms than to get a certified shojo manga artist to draw him? Phantom Thief Jeanne and Full Moon O Sagashite creator Arina Tanemura released an illustration of Orphen to commemorate the broadcast of the new Sorcerous Stabber Orphen anime. The illustration also shows fellow mai...
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The List - Our 5 Favorite Premieres of Winter 2020

Jacki Jing and Lynzee Loveridge watched all the anime so you wouldn't have to! Here are the top five best anime premieres of Winter 2020! ― You're bundled up with a hot cocoa while the snow piles up outside. Icicles hang perilously from your front door frame. It's way too cold out there, so let's get cozy with five of our favorite premieres from the Winter 2020 anime season! We've got mysteries, fan...
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Goblin Slayer Novel 8

"The eighth entry into the light novel series proves that it can hold its own even when the focus isn't solely on killing goblins." ― As the Goblin Slayer light novels have gone on, the characters have grown in a variety of subtle ways. There haven't been any earth-shattering revelations or changes for them, but that actually works in the series' favor, keeping the characters grounded in their fears,...
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The Promised Neverland Manga Takes 1-Week Break So Authors Can Do Research

― This year's ninth issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine revealed on Monday that Kaiu Shirai and Posuka Demizu's The Promised Neverland manga will take a one-week break next week so the authors can do research. The manga will return in the 11th issue of the magazine, which ships on February 10. The manga previously took one-week breaks in October and December. Shirai and Demizu launched T...
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My Hero One's Justice 2 Game Adds Playable Character Kendō Rappa, New Mission Mode

Sequel game launches in Japan on March 12, in Americas on March 13 ― This year's ninth issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine revealed on Monday that Bandai Namco Entertainment's My Hero One's Justice 2 (My Hero Academia: One's Justice 2) game will feature the Shie Hassaikai character Kendō Rappa as a playable character. Bandai Namco Entertainment Europe revealed four screenshots with the ch...

Steins;Gate Game Gets Hollywood Live-Action Show

Altered Carbon's Skydance produces for global streaming; Steins;Gate 0 Elite, Anonymous;Code news teased ― The evening session of the "Science ADV Live S;G 1010th Anniversary" event announced with a teaser video on Sunday that the Steins;Gate game is inspiring a live-action television adaptation in Hollywood. Skydance Television (Altered Carbon, Grace & Frankie, Jack Ryan) is producing the project. A...
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'That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime' Anime Season 2 Premieres in Fall With Studio 8 bit Returning

3 new OADs to ship in March, July, November ― The official website for the That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime anime revealed on Sunday that the second season of the anime will premiere this fall. The anime studio 8 bit is returning for the new season. The staff first made the announcement at a screening event for one of the new original anime DVDs (OADs) in Tokyo on Sunday. The three new origina...
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Toei Posts 'Baton Passing' Video Ahead of Healin' Good Precure Premiere

New series premieres on February 2 ― Toei Animation posted a "A Message for Passing the Baton from Cure Star to Cure Grace" video on Sunday. Toei Animation has posted similar videos in the past before a new Precure series premiered. In the above video, Cure Star from the Star ☆ Twinkle Precure series thanks everyone for the past year, and introduces her new friend, Cure Grace from Healin' Good Precur...
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Tatsuhiko Ida, Satoshi Shiki Launch Bakuen Manga in February

XBlade duo reunite for new manga ― The March issue of Kodansha's Monthly Shonen Sirius magazine announced on Friday that Satoshi Shiki and Tatsuhiko Ida will launch a new manga titled Bakuen in the magazine's April issue on February 26. Ida is credited with the original work, and Shiki is drawing the manga. The manga's first chapter will have 76 pages. Shiki posted a preview image of the manga on Twi...
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Samurai Shodown Game Adds Sogetsu Kazama, Iroha as Playable Characters

2 new characters launch in game as part of Season Pass 2 ― SNK announced at the EVO Japan event on Saturday that it will add Sogetsu Kazama and Iroha as playable characters in its Samurai Shodown (Samurai Spirits) game as part of the game's Season Pass 2. The company had previously announced that Mina Majikina is also a part of the Season Pass 2. Samurai Shodown launched for PlayStation 4 and Xbox On...
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Soulcalibur VI Game Previews Haohmaru in Video

Character to join game this spring as part of 2nd Season Pass ― Bandai Namco Entertainment began streaming a gameplay video on Saturday for its Soulcalibur VI fighting game highlighting the guest character Haohmaru from Samurai Shodown. The character will join Soulcailbur VI this spring as part of the game's second Season Pass. The pass will include four total new characters. Other characters in the ...
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47th Annie Awards Honor Kyoto Animation Victims in 'In Memoriam' Segment

Satoshi Kon awarded Winsor McCay Award, Masao Maruyama accepts on his behalf ― The International Animated Film Society, ASIFA-Hollywood announced the winners for its 47th Annual Annie Awards on Saturday. No anime or Japanese video games won awards in which they were nominated. The awards ceremony honored the victims of the horrific fire at Kyoto Animation's 1st Studio building during its "In Memoriam...

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Afro Samurai's Takashi Okazaki Draws Marvel Comic Book Cover

New Werewolf By Night comic set to release in April ― Afro Samurai creator Takashi Okazaki drew the cover of the upcoming Marvel comic book series Werewolf By Night, written by Taboo and Ben Jackendoff and illustrated by Scot Eaton. This marks the first time Okazaki has drawn a cover for Marvel comics. Editor-in-Chief C.B. Cebulski said that he has wanted to bring Okazaki to Marvel ever since they fi...
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My Hero Academia ‒ Episode 78

Alright folks, it's that time of the season again. With the Overhaul arc finally making its exit, it's everyone's favorite quarterly Xmas presents: new opening and ending themes!
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Darwin's Game ‒ Episode 4

Darwin's Game is starting to show more signs of utilizing shortcuts, especially explanations of action that happened off screen instead of just showing it.
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Cosplayer Enako Transforms into All of the Quintessential Quintuplets

This year's eighth issue of Kodansha's Weekly Shonen Magazine features a cover shoot of five cosplayers dressed as the characters from Negi Haruba's The Quintessential Quintuplets manga. At least, it looks like five cosplayers but the image really stars just one: Enako. The seasoned costumer appears as Nino, Yotsuba, Itsuki Nakano, Ichika Nakano, Miku Nakano, and Raiha in wedding garb. Inside the ...
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Type-Moon Museum's 'Unlimited Blade Works' Phase Starts

Exhibit at Sony Music Roppongi Museum runs from December 20 to April 5 ― The Type-Moon Museum's "Unlimited Blade Works" phase began on Thursday. It is the second of three planned phases for the museum, which celebrates Fate/stay night's 15th anniversary and traces the franchise's history. The "Unlimited Blade Works" phase focuses on the Fate/stay night story chapter of the same name. During this phas...
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Toilet-Bound Hanako-kun ‒ Episode 3

When Nene's friend Aoi, and several of Kou's classmates, all go missing in the proximity of the stairs to the art room, Hanako is ready for a jaunt to the spirit realm
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Smile Down the Runway ‒ Episode 3

We last left Ikuto staring down the spotlights of Hajime's runway show as he has to figure out how to reinterpret a dress designed to fit a much taller model onto Chiyuki's tiny frame.
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Dr. Stone Manga Gets 2nd Novel This Year

New novel to center on characters Ukyo, Tsukasa, Ryusui, Gen ― Shueisha's Jump J-Books novel imprint posted images on Thursday on the Note distribution website of "newspapers" passed out at the Jump Festa '20 event in December, and one of those newspapers revealed that Riichirou Inagaki and Boichi's Dr. Stone manga is getting a second novel that will ship this year. The novel will feature the charact...
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Battle Spirits Franchise Gets New Anime Project This Year

Masaki Watanabe returns to direct Battle Spirits: Kakumei no Galette anime ― The YouTube channel for the Battle Spirits multimedia franchise announced in a video on Friday that the franchise is getting a new anime project that will premiere this year. The new anime is titled Battle Spirits: Kakumei no Galette. The below video highlights the Battle Spirits: Shōnen Gekiha Dan, Battle Spirits: Brave, an...

Love Live! Anime's 1st Season Removed from Crunchyroll

Anime is available on Amazon Prime Video in U.S. ― Crunchyroll has removed the first season of the Love Live! School Idol Project from its service. The second season, as well as both seasons of Love Live! Sunshine!! are still available as of press time. ANN reached out to Crunchyroll about the anime's removal, but a company representative declined to give a comment. The first season of Love Live! Sch...
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HIDIVE to Stream 'Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? II' OVA Starting on January 29

Company also streams Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?: Arrow of the Orion film ― HIDIVE announced on Wednesday that it will stream the Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? II original video anime starting on January 29. The company will stream the OVA in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Latin America, the Nethe...
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Isekai Izakaya "Nobu" Light Novels Get Live-Action Show in May

Light novels previously inspired net anime in 2018 ― The WOWOW satellite television channel announced on Saturday that Natsuya Semikawa's Isekai Izakaya "Nobu" light novel series is getting a live-action series adaptation. The series will air on the WOWOW Prime service starting in May. The show will have 10 total episodes, and the first episode will be free. Hiroshi Shinagawa, part of a comedy duo, i...
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Toei Animation Streams 'Dream' Anime Short

6-minute short features studio's cat mascot ― Editor's Note: The below video is region-locked and can only be viewed from inside Japan. Toei Animation began streaming a six-minute anime short titled "Dream" on Friday. Kokoro Kondō directed the short. Apollo Añonuevo designed the characters and was the animation director. Yukie Yuki designed the background art, Clique composed the music, Aya Mori was ...

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Manga Creators Moto Hagio, Keiji Nakazawa Nominated for Eisner Hall of Fame

2 artists among 14 nominees ― Comic-Con International announced on Friday that the Eisner Awards judges have nominated manga creators Moto Hagio and Keiji Nakazawa for the Will Eisner Comic Awards Hall of Fame this year. Hagio and Nakazawa are part of a selection of 14 nominees, four of whom will be selected by vote to be inducted into the Hall of Fame. Other nominees for this year include Alison Bec...
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Atsushi Kagurazaka's Uchi no Danna ga Amachan de Novels Get Manga

Raizō's manga debuts on March 26 ― This year's March issue of Kodansha's Monthly Shonen Sirius magazine revealed on Friday that Atsushi Kagurazaka's Uchi no Danna ga Amachan de (My Husband is Amachan) novels will get a manga by Raizō that will debut in the magazine's May issue on March 26. The manga takes place in Japan in the Edo period and follows a husband, who is a constable but also an "idiot," ...
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If My Favorite Pop Idol Made it to the Budokan, I Would Die ‒ Episode 3

Far from admiration or strong support, Motoi is apparently genuinely in love with his chosen fave, Sorane.

FunimationNow Streaming Content Moves to AnimeLab in Australia, New Zealand

FunimationNow service shuts down in Australia, New Zealand on March 30 ― A company representative confirmed with ANN on Friday that Funimation will shut down access to its FunimationNow streaming service for users in Australia and New Zealand on March 30. Funimation's streaming content will then only be available to users in those countries through AnimeLab. The representative stated that the transit...
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Infinite Dendrogram ‒ Episode 3

I'm not sure if Infinite Dendrogram is consciously pouring most of its effort into its world-building, or if that's just the only part the writing actually has interest in.
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New Image Boards Show P.A. Works' Appare-Ranman! Anime's Breathtaking Detail

This spring P.A. Works will premiere its original anime series Appare-Ranman! If you haven't heard about it yet, the series follows a broke samurai and his equally financially-strapped engineer friend Appare. Together they decide to enter a Trans-American race in a steam-powered car in hopes of improving their money woes. The turn-of-the-century story will take Appare, Kosame, and cast of colorful...
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Tokimeki Tonight's Koi Ikeno Launches New Manga

Bloody Bride manga about vampire marriage hunting launches on March 26 ― This year's March issue of Shueisha's Cookie magazine revealed on Friday that Koi Ikeno (Tokimeki Tonight) will launch the new manga Bloody Bride -Kyūketsuki no Konkatsu- (Bloody Bride: Vampire Marriage Hunting) in the next issue on March 26. The magazine teased that the story is about two vampires who wander in search of the "f...
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Kazuhisa Kondō Draws New Gundam Manga

Mobile Suit Gundam: The Revival of Zeon: New Prologue Chapter begins serializing on February 26 ― Kazuhisa Kondō's Mobile Suit Gundam: Zeon no Saikō Shinshō Prologue (The Revival of Zeon: New Prologue Chapter) manga debuted in this year's March issue of Kadokawa's Gundam Ace magazine on Friday. The manga's regular serialization will start in the magazine's next issue on February 26. Hajime Yatate and...
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Touhou Spell Bubble Puzzle Game's Gameplay Video Streamed

Bubble-shooting rhythm game launches for Switch in Japan on February 6 ― Taito began streaming a gameplay video for its Touhou Spell Bubble game on Friday. The game will launch digitally for the Nintendo Switch in Japan on February 6. The bubble-shooting game will feature Touhou Project characters such as Reimu Hakurei (voiced by Ayaka Suwa) and Marisa Kirisame (voiced by Naomi Ōzora). In addition to...
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Chihayafuru 3 ‒ Episode 15

To fill a little time before the championship finals, the episode gives us our weekly dose of karuta action when Suo calls Chihaya unexpectedly and asks if she wants to have a practice match with him.
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Konosuba - God's Blessing on This Wonderful World! Spinoff Manga Ends

Tamako Buta launched Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku o! Extra: Ano Orokamono ni mo Kyakkō o! in 2018 ― Tamako Buta's Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku o! Extra: Ano Orokamono ni mo Kyakkō o! (Spotlight on That Fool Also!) manga ended in the March issue of Kadokawa's Monthly Shōnen Ace magazine on Friday. The second and final compiled book volume will ship on February 26. The adaptation of Hirukum...
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22/7 TV Anime's 2nd Promo Video Streamed With English Subtitles

Idol anime premiered on January 11 ― Aniplex of America began streaming the second promotional video for the television anime of the 22/7 idol project on Friday. The video is an English-subtitled version of a promotional video that the anime's Twitter account began streaming in December. The promotional video shines the spotlight on all eight idols in the 22/7 group. It notably features Uta Kawase as...
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Blade of the Immortal ‒ Episode 16

We've got a prison break gone wrong, a chance for a bunch of secondary characters to come together and shine in the spotlight, and plenty of brutal and explosive action.
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Yoh Yoshinari Shares Info about Upcoming BNA: Brand New Animal Anime in Latest Newtype

Discusses story's influence, staff choices ― BNA: Brand New Animal director Yoh Yoshinari (Little Witch Academia) discussed the upcoming anime in his latest interview with Newtype. He said that his core idea for the anime was "transformation," and that his original proposal was "something like Osamu Tezuka's Marvelous Melmo," which is a story about a girl who is capable of transforming into an adult....
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A Preview of the Small Worlds Theme Park Designed by Shoji Kawamori

Indoor theme park of scale miniatures will open on April 25 ― Small Worlds is currently building the world's largest indoor theme park of scale miniatures with anime creator Shoji Kawamori as its chief creative officer. The theme park is still under construction, but members of the press were given a preview of the scale replicas of world-renowned landmarks and imaginary locales that will be on displ...
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Carole & Tuesday: A Song of Refugees and Fire

Director Shinichiro Watanabe's passionate musical series shines a spotlight on Earth's real humanitarian crisis and hopes for something better. ― Carole & Tuesday has some good music, but good music isn't made in a vacuum. Music is created by musicians, and whether they're strumming guitar strings, singing mezzo-soprano, or scribbling notes on staves, aspects of musicians' lives end up bleeding into ...
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Miss Caretaker of Sunohara-sou Manga Ends in February

Series launched in 2014, inspired TV anime in 2018 ― The March issue of Ichijinsha's Manga 4-Koma Palette magazine revealed on Wednesday that Nekoume's four-panel romantic comedy manga Miss caretaker of Sunohara-sou (Sunohara-Sō no Kanrinin-san) will end in the next issue on February 22. The series' eighth compiled book volume will be its last, and the seventh and eighth volumes will ship simultaneou...
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Masaru Miyazaki Launches New Shinizama Manga Mini-Series

Manga by author of The Untold Story: How Tezuka created his "Black Jack" launches on January 31 ― The 2,695th issue of Nihonbungeisha's Manga Goraku magazine revealed on Friday that Masaru Miyazaki will launch a new manga mini-series titled Shinizama (Manner of Death) on January 31. Tadataka Hosokawa is drawing the manga. The magazine noted that the manga will publish for two consecutive issues. Miya...
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Japan's Video Game Rankings, January 13-19

Yakuza: Like a Dragon, Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot debut at #1, #2 ― Japan's Game Ranking: January 13-19 Rank System Title Publisher Release Date Weekly Copies Total Copies 1PS4Yakuza: Like a Dragon Sega January 16 156,993 156,993 2PS4Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot Bandai Namco Entertainment January 16 89,537 89,537 3NSwPokémon Sword & Shield Nintendo November 15, 2019 55,604 3,312,358 4NSwRing Fit Adventure Nin...
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Japanese Animation TV Ranking, January 13-19

Ship of Theseus premiere had 11.1% rating, live-action Kaiji had 8.1% rating ― The live-action series adaptation of Toshiya Higashimoto's Ship of Theseus manga aired its premiere episode on TBS on Sunday, January 19 at 9:00 p.m., and it earned an 11.1% rating. NTV aired the live-action Kaiji: The Ultimate Gambler film on Friday, January 17 at 9:00 p.m., and it earned an 8.1% rating. Additionally, the...
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One-Punch Man 5th New OVA Episode's 1st 2 Minutes Previewed in Clip

OVA included in 5th BD/DVD in Japan on February 27 ― The official website for the second season of the One-Punch Man anime began streaming a clip on Friday from "#05: Puri Puri Prisoner to Datsugokushūjin-tachi" (Puri Puri Prisoner and the Escaped Prisoners), the fifth 10-minute original video anime (OVA) included in the season's fifth Blu-ray Disc/DVD volume. The release will ship on February 27. Th...
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One Piece Pirate Warriors 4 Game Streams Gameplay Videos for Kaido, Big Mom, Hawkins

Game launches in Americas, Europe, Southeast Asia on March 27 ― Bandai Namco Entertainment began streaming three more character videos on Friday for its One Piece Pirate Warriors 4 game for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC via Steam. The videos preview Kaido, Charlotte Linlin (Big Mom) and Basil Hawkins. Bandai Namco Entertainment opened pre-orders on Tuesday for the game. The pre...
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Red Riding Hood's Wolf Apprentice Sequel Manga Gets English Version

Author Sayaka Mogi "preparing" to publish English version of manga ― Manga creator Sayaka Mogi announced on her Twitter account on Wednesday that she is preparing to publish an English e-book version of Akazukin no Ōkami Deshi - Tsuki he no Tsuigon (Red Riding Hood's Wolf Apprentice - A Testament to the Moon), her sequel manga to her Red Riding Hood's Wolf Apprentice manga. The manga takes place in a...
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Tokyo Love Story Manga Gets New Live-Action Series

Manga previously inspired 1991 live-action series ― Fuji TV announced on Friday that it is producing a new live-action series adaptation of Fumi Saimon's Tokyo Love Story manga that will debut on Fuji TV's on demand service and Amazon Prime Video this spring. The cast includes (from left to right in image below) Kentaro Ito as Kanji Nagao, Shizuka Ishibashi as Rika Akana, Anna Ishii as Satomi Sekiguc...

Discotek Licenses Fujiko Mine's Lie, The Wonderful Adventures of Nils Anime

Angel's 3Piece, Anti-Magic Academy: The 35th Test Platoon also licensed for March release ― Discotek Media announced on Tuesday that it will release the Lupin the IIIrd: Fujiko Mine's Lie film, the The Wonderful Adventures of Nils series, the Angel's 3Piece series, and the Anti-Magic Academy: The 35th Test Platoon series on Blu-ray Disc. The Blu-ray Disc release for Lupin the IIIrd: Fujiko Mine's Lie...
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'Shachō, Battle no Jikan Desu!' Anime's Video Reveals Cast, Staff, April Premiere

Shun Horie, Kana Ichinose, Azumi Waki more star in anime about dungeoneering company ― The official website for the television anime adaptation of the smartphone strategy role-playing game Shachō, Battle no Jikan Desu! (President, It's Time for Battle!) began streaming a promotional video for the anime on Friday. The video reveals the anime's cast, staff, and April premiere. The cast includes (from l...
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2020 Crayon Shin-chan Anime Film Casts Actor Yūki Yamada

Franchise's 28th film opens on April 24 ― Staff of Eiga Crayon Shin-chan Gekitotsu! Rakuga Kingdom to Hobo Yonin no Yūsha (Crayon Shin-chan the Movie: Crash! Rakuga Kingdom and Almost Four Heroes), the 28th film in the series, announced on Friday that actor Yūki Yamada will have a guest voice role in the film. Yamada will play Rakuga Kingdom's Minister of Defense, who spearheads military strategy for...
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Bakumatsu Rock Franchise Gets Hollow Soul Sequel (Updated)

New story set 5 years after previous one ― The official website for Marvelous AQL's Bakumatsu Rock franchise announced that there will be a sequel project titled Bakumatsu Rock Hollow Soul. The new story is set [Warning: The following contain spoilers for the previous story. Highlight text to read the spoilers.] [five years after Ryōma and the others have overthrown the Tokugawa shogunate's regime ov...
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Sanrio Delays New Jewelpet Anime Film's Opening

Sichuan-set film previously slated to open in February with Kukuriraige ― Sanrio announced on Friday that it has delayed the opening date of Jewelpet: Attack Travel, its brand-new anime film in its Jewelpet franchise, due to "various production issues." Sanrio did not reveal a new opening date for the film. The film was previously scheduled to open in February. The film will screen with the animated ...

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Zashiki-Warashi no Tatami-chan Ghost Comedy Anime Reveals Visual, April Debut

Hi Score Girl creator Rensuke Oshikiri writes, directs shorts about unemployed ghost in Tokyo ― The official website for Rensuke Oshikiri's mini anime project Zashiki-Warashi no Tatami-chan (Tatami-chan the Guest Room Spirit) opened on Friday, and revealed a new visual and the April streaming debut date for the anime. The CD for the theme song will go on sale on April 15, followed by a solo concert o...

WIT Studio's Great Pretender Con Man Anime's Video Reveals Cast, More Staff, Characters, Netflix Streaming, July Debut (Updated)

Chiaki Kobayashi, Junichi Suwabe, Natsumi Fujiwara, Mie Sonozaki star in original anime ― The official website for WIT Studio's original television anime series Great Pretender began streaming a promotional video for the anime on Friday. The video reveals the anime's cast, additional staff, and July premiere, and it also confirms the worldwide release plans. The anime will premiere Fuji TV's +UItra p...
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Visual, Merch Revealed for JoJo Part 5 Escape Game

A new visual and merchandise were revealed for the upcoming multi-city JoJo's Bizarre Adventure-themed escape game. "Escape from the Bizarre Museum of JoJo" lets players take on the roles of Giorno and Bucciarati while trying to escape from a mysterious museum in completely original scenario. The new key visual shows Giorno and company trapped inside a museum showcase box. The visual isn't random;...
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Weathering With You Anime Film Gets 4DX Screenings in U.S.

English-subtitled 4DX screenings begin on January 31 ― Makoto Shinkai's Weathering With You anime film is getting a limited run of 4DX screenings in the United States beginning on January 31. Regal is listing the screenings with English subtitles, and dubbed screenings will also be available. The 4DX screenings in the U.S. will feature wind, rain, face air, vibration, motion, lightning, rain storm, ...
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2nd Seiyū Red and White Contest Announces Initial Line-up

The event will be held on May 2 at the Pacifico Yokohama National Convention Hall ― After a successful inaugural competition, Jouji Nakata's second Seiyū Red and White Singing Contest has an initial line-up and firm date. The event will be held on May 2 at the Pacifico Yokohama National Convention Hall. The first revealed members of the Red (Women's) Team are Kikuko Inoue (Oh My Goddess, Love, Chunib...
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Kotomi Aoki's 'Niji, Lean on Me' Manga Ends in 9th Volume

BokuKimi creator needs 1 more volume to conclude romantic drama ― Manga creator Kotomi Aoki revealed on Instagram on December 25 that her Niji, Amaete yo. (Niji, Lean on Me.) manga will end in the ninth compiled book volume. The manga's seventh volume had originally revealed in October that the manga would end in the eighth volume on March 26, but as Aoki drew the manga, she realized that she would n...
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Yowamushi Pedal Manga Teases 'Important Announcement'

― This year's eighth issue of Akita Shoten's Weekly Shōnen Champion magazine revealed on Thursday that Wataru Watanabe's Yowamushi Pedal manga series will have an "important announcement" in the next issue on January 30. The manga's story centers around Sakamichi Onoda, an otaku at Sōhoku High School in Chiba. He loves anime and games so much, that he would ride his commuter bicycle to and from Toky...
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Somali and the Forest Spirit ‒ Episode 3

I think, in the end, this series may end up breaking our hearts.
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North American Anime, Manga Releases, January 19-25

Summer Days With Coo, The Morose Mononokean II anime; I Don't Know How to Give Birth!, Kemono Friends a la Carte manga ship ― Anime Releases Title Publisher Suggested Retail Price Date Alice & Zoroku Essentials BDPlease Funimation US$29.98 January 21 Boruto: Naruto Next Generations Set 4 BDCite Viz Media US$44.98 January 21 Boruto: Naruto Next Generations Set 4 DVDAnimeNewsNetwork Viz Media US$39.99 ...
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Precure Miracle Leap: Minna to Fushigi na 1-nichi Anime Film Casts Kurumi Inagaki, Hiroaki Hirata

Visuals preview new characters Ashita, Kinо̄ ― The staff of the Eiga Precure Miracle Leap: Minna to Fushigi na 1-nichi (Everyone and the Mysterious 1 Day) anime film announced two new cast members for original movie characters on Friday. Kurumi Inagaki will play Ashita (seen lower right in image below), and Hiroaki Hirata (One Piece's Sanji) will play Kinо̄ (lower center). The staff unveiled two new ...
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Gackt Cancels Yahoo! Auction of His Brooch After a 10 Billion Yen Bid

US$91 million bid entered on day 1; new auction planned on Gackt's own site ― Musician Gackt cancelled the Yahoo! Auction listing of his five karat diamond brooch on Tuesday after a bid of almost 10 billion yen was made for it on January 14. His official website instead announced plans to auction the brooch independently. The site has opened an online form for those who wish to take part in the new a...
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Crunchyroll Sponsors New Anime Frontier Convention in Texas in May 2020

'Anime Frontier Powered By Crunchyroll' event takes place on May 8-10 at Fort Worth, Texas ― Crunchyroll and event company LeftField Media — which hosts the Anime NYC, Awesome Con, Rose City Comic Con, and Big Easy Con events in the United States — announced on Thursday that Crunchyroll will serve as the title sponsor for Anime Frontier, a new anime convention in Fort Worth, Texas. The first Anime Fr...
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Plunderer ‒ Episode 3

This might have been a pretty decent episode if the crux of its humor wasn't the protagonist's constant sexual harassment of another character.
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Crunchyroll Adds Phoenix Anime to Catalog

Anime based on Osamu Tezuka's manga begins streaming on Thursday ― Crunchyroll announced on Thursday that it will begin streaming the television anime of Osamu Tezuka's Phoenix manga for premium members on Thursday at 5:00 p.m. EST in the United States and Canada. The company will begin streaming the anime for free users in the U.S. and Canada in March. The anime adaptation aired in 2004. Media Blast...
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Rune Factory 4 Special Game Launches in West in February

Game debuts in N. America on February 25, in Europe/Australia on February 28 ― XSEED Games and Marvelous Europe announced on Thursday that Rune Factory 4 Special, a remastered Nintendo Switch version of Rune Factory 4, will launch for Nintendo Switch in North America on February 25 and in Europe and Australia on February 28. XSEED Games began streaming a launch date announcement trailer. The game wil...
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Game Freak's Little Town Hero Game Gets PS4 Release in April

Game Freak released game digitally on Switch last October ― Game publisher Rainy Frog is listing a PlayStation 4 release for Game Freak's Little Town Hero role-playing game on April 23. The game launched digitally for the Nintendo Switch in Japan on October 17 (October 16 in North America). Nintendo had revealed the role-playing game during its Nintendo Direct presentation on September 4. Masao Taya ...
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BOFURI: I Don't Want to Get Hurt, so I'll Max Out My Defense. ‒ Episode 3

The developers of NewWorld Online release some new patch notes, and it turns out poor Maple's been nerfed!
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Otakon 2020 Hosts Game Composer Manami Matsumae

Matsumae's credits include Mega Man, Final Fight ― Otakon announced on Thursday that it will host game music composer Manami Matsumae at this year's event. Matsumae joined Capcom in 1987 and composed for the original Mega Man and Final Fight games. She launched her independent career in 1990, and she has contributed music to the Mega Man 10, Shovel Knight, and Mighty No. 9 games. She released a solo ...
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Nioh 2 PS4 Game's Trailer Streamed

PS4 game launches in English on March 13 ― The official PlayStation YouTube channel began streaming an English story trailer for Koei Tecmo Games' Nioh 2 sequel game on Thursday. The game will launch on PlayStation 4 in Japan on March 12 and worldwide on March 13. PlayStation describes the game: Master the lethal arts of the samurai as a mysterious half-human, half-supernatural Yokai warrior, in this...
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This Week in Anime - What is Going on in OBSOLETE?

Steve and Micchy try to make sense of Gen Urobuchi's latest series about the commodification of war. ― The aliens might not be interested in politics but that won't stop Earthlings from finding new uses for their recently obtained technology. The first half of acclaimed writer Gen Urobuchi's 3DCG YouTube series is available on YouTube now and it wouldn't be a Booch affair without death and commisera...
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Little Busters! Converted Edition Switch Game Listed With April Release

― Rakuten is listing the Switch version of Visual Art's/Key's Little Busters! Converted Edition Switch game for release on April 23. The release will have a feature to toggle between English and Japanese text. Little Busters! Converted Edition is also the title of the game's PlayStation 2 release, which debuted in December 2009. The Switch release will have the features added to the previous version...
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BEM Anime's Manga Nears End

1st part of final chapter adapting 2019 anime debuts on January 29 ― Hakusensha's Manga Park website and app will publish the first part of the final chapter of Mosae Nohara's manga adaptation of the new BEM anime on January 29. The BEM anime is the latest in a franchise that began with Yōkai Ningen Bem (Humanoid Monster Bem), a classic supernatural adventure anime that aired from 1968 to 1969. In th...
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Tsugumomo Anime's 2nd Season Unveils Theme Song Artists

AŌP performs opening song, Haruka Tōjō performs ending song for April anime ― The official website for the Tsugumomo television anime revealed on Thursday the theme song artists for Tsugu Tsugumomo, the series' second season. AŌP will perform the anime's opening theme song "Kaze Fukeba Tsukiyo no Hate ni" (When the Wind Blows, It Reaches the End of the Moonlit Night). Haruka Tōjō will perform the ani...
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The Full-Time Wife Escapist Manga Ends in February

Manga about couple in marriage of convenience launched in 2012, resumed after long hiatus in January 2019 ― The March issue of Kodansha's Kiss magazine revealed on Friday that Tsunami Umino's The Full-Time Wife Escapist (Nigeru wa Haji da ga Yaku ni Tatsu) manga will end in the magazine's next issue on February 25. Kodansha Comics publishes the manga digitally in English, and it describes the story: ...
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Devilman Saga Manga Ends in 2 Chapters

Go Nagai launched manga in December 2014 ― This year's third issue of Shogakukan's Big Comic magazine revealed on Friday that Go Nagai's Devilman Saga manga will end in two chapters. Nagai launched the manga in Big Comic in December 2014. Shogakukan published the manga's 11th compiled book volume on September 30, and it will publish the 12th volume on February 28. Nagai launched the original Devilman...
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Kakushigoto Anime's Character Promo Video Highlights Kakushi

TV series premieres on April 2 ― The official website for the television anime adaptation of Kōji Kumeta's Kakushigoto manga revealed a character promotional video, key visual, and broadcast information on Thursday. The video and visual highlight the character Kakushi Gotō. The anime will premiere on BS-NTV and AT-X at 11:30 p.m. on April 2, before debuting on Tokyo MX a half hour later. The series w...
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'Wave, Listen to Me!' TV Anime Unveils New Cast Member, Theme Song Artists

Kouki Uchiyama, tacica, Harumi join anime about radio talk show by Blade of the Immortal creator ― The official website for the television anime of Hiroaki Samura's Wave, Listen to Me! (Nami yo Kiite Kure) manga posted a new cast member, the theme songs' artists and titles, broadcast information, and the second key visual on Thursday. Kouki Uchiyama plays Shinji Oki, a resident of Minare's apartment ...
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Muhyo & Roji's Bureau of Supernatural Investigation Season 2's Teaser Reveals New Cast Member, Summer Debut

Shinya Takahashi plays Goryō's assistant Hanao Ebisu, with returning cast, staff ― The official website for the television anime of Yoshiyuki Nishi's Muhyo & Roji's Bureau of Supernatural Investigation manga posted a teaser promotional video and a teaser visual for the second anime season on Thursday. The video reveals that Shinya Takahashi is joining the cast as Hanao Ebisu, a judge and Goryō's loya...
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The Girl Who Leapt Through Time Author Yasutaka Tsutsui's Fugō Keiji Detective Novel Gets TV Anime

SAO/ERASED's Tomohiko Ito helms April Noitamina anime starring Yūsuke Ōnuki, Mamoru Miyano ― A video at Shinjuku's Yunika Vision large public screen in Tokyo announced on Thursday that Yasutaka Tsutsui's bestselling detective novel Fugō Keiji (Wealthy Detective) is inspiring a television anime. The Fugō Keiji Balance: Unlimited anime will premiere in April on Fuji TV channel's Noitamina programming b...

Netflix Posts Video for Knights of the Zodiac: Saint Seiya CG Anime's Part 2

2nd 6-episode part of 1st season also debuted on Thursday ― Netflix Japan began streaming a promotional video for the second six-episode part from the first season of Knights of the Zodiac: Saint Seiya, the CG anime remake of Masami Kurumada's Saint Seiya (Knights of the Zodiac) manga. Netflix debuted all six episodes of the second part of the anime worldwide on the same day on Thursday. The first pa...
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Azur Lane: Crosswave PS4/PC Game Launches on February 13 in N. America, February 21 in Europe

― Idea Factory International announced on Tuesday that Felistella and Compile Heart's Azur Lane: Crosswave game will launch for PlayStation 4 in North America on February 13 and in Europe on February 21. The game will launch for PC via Steam on February 13. The Neptunia series' Neptune will be free DLC for one month beginning on each region's respective launch day. The game will have regular and lim...
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Vertical, Kodansha Advanced Media Consolidate Under Kodansha USA

Kodansha USA also names new executives in restructuring ― Publishing news magazine and website Publishers Weekly reported on Wednesday that Kodansha USA Publishing, the company that handles the Kodansha Comics label, will consolidate manga publisher Vertical and digital distribution company Kodansha Advanced Media under its management. As part of the restructuring, Kodansha Advanced Media general man...
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Beastars Manga Creator Paru Itagaki: 'End Is in Sight'

Animal academy manga debuted in September 2016 with 2nd anime season coming ― In this year's eighth issue of Akita Shoten's Weekly Shonen Champion magazine, BEASTARS author Paru Itagaki commented in her author's note on Thursday that the "end is in sight" for the BEASTARS manga. She added that she is working on it with everything she has until the end, and invited fans to follow along. Itagaki launch...
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