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My Special One GN 1

The romance moves abruptly in this one, as spurned schoolgirl Saho attempts to reconcile her feelings for hot idol Kouta despite being burned by a handsome guy in the past. ― Momoko Koda seems to specialize in stories that are just this side a feeling universal. Her previous work to see English translation, No Longer Heroine, also features a heroine who is caught up in how she thinks things are suppo...
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Run Away With Me, Girl GN 1

Reading this book is a bit like watching a wound open up. At first, everything looks fine, but as the Band-Aid is slowly peeled off, we get a glimpse of a raw injury that has yet to scab over. ― It's a tired old trope trotted out in plenty of yuri manga: dating other girls at your all-girls school is simply training for when you graduate into the world of men. While yuri manga often tries to refute t...
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My Dear Detective: Mitsuko's Case Files GN 2-3

My Dear Detective: Mitsuko's Case Files is a frothy historical cozy series, and if you're a fan of the genre, it's more than worth the price of admission. ― For our review of the first volume, go here. The lady detective as a character is generally dated to the early 1860s, when two novels - Revelations of a Lady Detective and The Female Detective - were published in England, but when the Stratemeyer...
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Even If This Love Disappears Tonight Novel

From the writer of I Want to Eat Your Pancreas, Even If This Love Disappears Tonight is a predictable book from start to finish. It hits all the notes of a sentimental teen love story to an almost clinical degree. ― I know for sure I don't have anterograde amnesia, because I've seen this premise before. The hero encounters a beautiful girl and their relationship deepens, only for him to discover that...
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North American Anime, Manga Releases, February 5-11

Anime Releases Title Publisher Suggested Retail Price Date Girls Beyond the Wasteland BDPlease Sentai Filmworks US$49.98 February 7 Horimiya BD/DVDPlease Crunchyroll/Funimation US$64.98 February 7 Horimiya Limited Edition BD/DVDPlease Crunchyroll/Funimation US$89.98 February 7 How NOT to Summon a Demon Lord Season 2 BDPlease Crunchyroll/Funimation US$64.98 February 7 Print Manga Releases Title Pub...
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Firefighter! Daigo of Fire Company M: Kyūkoku no Orange TV Anime Reveals Video, Cast, Staff, Fall Premiere

Junya Enoki, Taku Yashiro, Ayane Sakura star ― The official website for television anime of Masahito Soda and Kuro Tomiyama's Megumi no Daigo: Kyūkoku no Orange (Firefighter! Daigo of Fire Company M: The Orange of National Salvation) manga revealed on Wednesday a video, cast, staff, and fall premiere. The main cast includes (pictured above from left to right): Taku Yashiro as Shun Onoda Junya Enoki a...
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Resident Evil: Vendetta Gets Resident Evil: Death Island CG Animated Sequel Film

Trailer teases film premiering in summer ― Sony Pictures Entertainment began streaming on Tuesday a teaser trailer for a new CG animated film in Capcom's Resident Evil series titled Resident Evil: Death Island. The film is a sequel to the CG animated film Resident Evil: Vendetta, and it will premiere in summer. Sony Pictures Entertainment is distributing the film worldwide excluding Japan, and it des...
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Angel Beats! Collab Arrives At Heaven Burns Red Mobile Game on February 10

During the event period, players will be able to pull for collab characters SS [Rain Fire] Yuri Nakamura, SS [Earth Angel] Kanade Tachibana, and S [Pure Cosmos] Miyuki Irie in the gacha. ― The Heaven Burns Red smartphone game will hold an in-game collaboration event with the Angel Beats! anime on February 10. The collaboration event, titled "The Place Where The Cosmos Continues to Bloom," will run fr...
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Vintage Evangelion Goods Offered to Support Charity for Anime, Special Effects Culture

Series director Hideaki Anno is an avid special effects fan. ― A variety of vintage and discontinued Evangelion merchandise will be offered for sale at an Evangelion-themed charity event in Chiba, Japan, next week. Titled "Evangelion Gratitude Festival," the charity event will be held in conjunction with the Wonder Festival 2023 (Winter) at Chiba's Makuhari Messe on February 12. The goods offered for...
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Storyboard Artist/Animation Director William Ruzicka Passes Away

Ruzicka worked on Crunchyroll Originals series High Guardian Spice, Onyx Equinox ― A GoFundMe campaign page revealed on Monday that storyboard artist and animation director William Ruzicka (High Guardian Spice, Onyx Equinox) passed away on February 1. He had been having breathing difficulties, and he passed out as he was getting into his car to take himself to urgent care. The campaign is raising mon...
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My Special One GN 1

The romance moves abruptly in this one, as spurned schoolgirl Saho attempts to reconcile her feelings for hot idol Kouta despite being burned by a handsome guy in the past. ― Momoko Koda seems to specialize in stories that are just this side a feeling universal. Her previous work to see English translation, No Longer Heroine, also features a heroine who is caught up in how she thinks things are suppo...
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Now You Too Can Eat Meat That Looks Like It Came Right Out of a Manga!

The Manga Meat Bone is hand-made by the artisans of Seto in Japan's Aichi Prefecture ― We've all seen it in anime and manga before: that giant, cylindrical chunk of meat with a white bone at the center—all but begging you to grab on and dig in. Since it looks so delicious, it's always been a real shame that it's purely fictional—or at least it was until now, anyway. With the Manga Meat Bone, you too...
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Raiden III x MIKADO MANIAX Game's Trailer Reveals June Release in West

Game launches on June 6 in N. America, June 9 in Europe/Oceania ― NIS America began streaming on Tuesday a gameplay trailer for the Raiden III x MIKADO MANIAX game, and it reveals that the game will launch for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and PC via Steam on June 6 in North America and on June 9 in Europe and Oceania. The game will launch for consoles in J...
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Mari Okazaki's Kashimashi Meshi Manga Gets Live-Action Series

Manga debuted in February 2016 ― This year's March issue of Shodensha's Feel Young magazine announced on Wednesday that Mari Okazaki's Kashimashi Meshi manga will get a live-action series. Okazaki launched the manga in Feel Young in February 2016. Shodensha published the manga's fifth compiled book volume in June 2022. The magazine describes the manga: It's okay to use a lot of ingredients. Hold off ...
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Kubo Won't Let Me Be Invisible #5 [rate]
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The Magical Revolution of the Reincarnated Princess Anime's Character Video Highlights Lainie Cyan

Hina Yomiya voices Lainie Cyan ― Kadokawa began streaming a new character promotional video for the television anime of Piero Karasu's The Magical Revolution of the Reincarnated Princess (Tensei Ōjo to Tensai Reijō no Mahō Kakumei) light novel on Tuesday. The video highlights Lainie Cyan, the daughter of a baron who was once a commoner. Hina Yomiya plays the character's role. The anime premiered in J...
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Asami Seto, Taito Ban Join Cast of 'BASTARD!! -Heavy Metal, Dark Fantasy-' Anime's 2nd Season

Asami Seto plays Shella E. Lee, Taito Ban plays Vai Staebe in anime season premiering in 2023 ― The official website of the new anime of Kazushi Hagiwara's Bastard!! -Heavy Metal, Dark Fantasy- action manga revealed new cast members for the second season of the anime titled BASTARD!! Ankoku no Hakaishin: Jigoku no Chinkonka-hen (BASTARD!! -Heavy Metal, Dark Fantasy- Requiem of Hell Arc) on Tuesday: A...
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In/Spectre Season 2 ‒ Episode 17

This episode continues the season's pattern of rotating protagonists, and spending a day in the life of Rikka gives us some valuable perspective on who she is when she isn't butting heads with Kotoko.

James Kaposztas, Veteran Otakon Staffer Who Made 1st Known Anime Music Video, Passes Away

Kaposztas created 1st known AMV in 1982 at age 21 ― Anime.com Inc. publisher and co-founder Michael Pinto reported on Twitter on Sunday that James (Jim) Kaposztas, a longtime Otakon staffer who was recognized in the U.S. anime fandom as the first known person to create an anime music video (AMV), has passed away. In 1982 when he was a 21-year-old college student, Kaposztas hooked up two VCRs to each ...
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Nintendo Switch Console Crosses 122.55 Million Units in Sales; Surpasses PS4, Game Boy in All-Time Sales

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe game sells 52 million units, Pokémon Scarlet/Violet sells 20.61 million units ― Nintendo's latest earnings release for the first three quarters fiscal year 2022 (April 1, 2022 to December 31, 2022) announced on Tuesday that the company's Nintendo Switch console has sold 122.55 million units worldwide as of December 31. This number includes sales for the Nintendo Switch, Lite, and ...
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The Vampire Dies in No Time Anime's 2nd Season Reveals New Cast Member

Houchu Ohtsuka plays vampire Ura Shin Yokohama ― The official website for the second season of the television anime of Itaru Bonnoki's The Vampire Dies in No Time (Kyūketsuki Sugu Shinu) manga revealed on Monday the new vampire character named Ura Shin Yokohama, voiced by Houchu Ohtsuka. The new character invites people sleeping on the train to the "Ura Shin Yokohama Station" barrier to suck their bl...
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The Aristocrat's Otherworldly Adventure Anime Adds 3 Cast Members

Series premieres in April with Crunchyroll streaming ― The official Twitter account for The Aristocrat's Otherworldly Adventure: Serving Gods Who Go Too Far, the television anime of Yashu's Chronicles of an Aristocrat Reborn in Another World (Tensei Kizoku no Isekai Bōken Roku) light novels, revealed three new cast members for the anime on Tuesday. Saori Ōnishi as MillyTVアニメ『#転生貴族の異世界冒険録』👑新キャラ&CV発表!👑...
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Revue Starlight Anime Film Gets Encore Screening in Japan in March

Revue Starlight The Movie gets 1-week limited encore screening starting on March 10 ― The staff for the Revue Starlight The Movie (Shōjo Kageki Revue Starlight), the most recent anime film in the Shōjo☆Kageki Revue Starlight franchise, announced on Tuesday that the film will have a one-week limited encore screening in 29 theaters in Japan starting on March 10. A limited number of the "Staff Hon Reviv...
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Manga Plus Adds Ryōma Kitada's Yumeochi Manga

Manga Plus also adds Wataru Momose's Me and My Gangster Neighbour manga ― Shueisha's Manga Plus website and app added Ryōma Kitada's new Yumeochi: Dreaming of Falling For You (Yumeochi: Yume de Bokura wa Koi ni Ochiru) manga in English on February 4. Manga Plus describes the manga: Even in university, Chono is stuck in the past regrets of his high school years. His dull days come to an abrupt end whe...
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Sega Teases New Smartphone Game in Video

Company to reveal mobile game on Friday ― Sega began streaming a teaser trailer on Monday for its new smartphone game, which will be available on iOS and Android. In the video, a smartphone starts to have glitches, as it falls to the ground. The phone's screen then reveals the texts, "Sōzōseyo akarui mirai wo" (Let's make a bright future), and "Sega wo korose" (Kill Sega) before crashing on the groun...
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Demon Slayer: Swordsmith Village Arc Opens Theatrically at #1, The First Slam Dunk Drops to #3

Suzume drops to #5, Gold Kingdom and Water Kingdom drops to #10 ― "World Tour Jōei: Kimetsu no Yaiba Jōgen Shūketsu, Soshite Katanakaji no Sato e" (World Tour Screenings: Demon Slayer: The Upper Ranks Gather and Onward to the Swordsmith Village), the theatrical screenings of the upcoming Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Swordsmith Village Arc (Kimetsu no Yaiba: Katanakaji no Sato-Hen) television anime,...
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Grand Blue Dreaming Manga Goes on Hiatus Due to Author's Sudden Illness

Akabori-kun's Vintage manga also goes on hiatus ― The March issue of Kodansha's Good! Afternoon magazine revealed on Tuesday that Kenji Inoue and Kimitake Yoshioka's Grand Blue Dreaming comedy manga will go on hiatus due to one of the creators suffering from a sudden illness. The announcement did not elaborate on the illness, and did not reveal when the manga will return. Akabori-kun's Vintage manga ...

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The Dangers in My Heart Anime Casts Yukari Tamura, Nobunaga Shimazaki

Tamura voices Kyotaro's sister; Shimazaki voices upperclassman ― The official website for the television anime of Norio Sakurai's The Dangers in My Heart (Boku no Kokoro no Yabai Yatsu) manga revealed two new cast members for the anime on Tuesday. The new cast members include: Yukari Tamura as Kana Ichikawa, Kyotaro's doting older sister Nobunaga Shimazaki as Haruya Nanjō, Ichikawa and Yamada's upper...
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Live-Action Kimi ni Todoke Show Reveals More Cast, March 30 Global Debut

Kaito Sakurai, Rinka Kumada, Riho Nakamura, Naho Toda, Hiroyuki Hirayama, Shōhei Miura join Netflix series ― Netflix and TV Tokyo revealed a new teaser visual, more cast members, and the March 30 worldwide Netflix debut for the live-action series adaptation of Karuho Shiina's Kimi ni Todoke - From Me to You manga on Tuesday. The new cast members include: Kaito Sakurai as Ryū Sanada Rinka Kumada as Ay...
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The Fire Hunter ‒ Episode 4

The Fire Hunter looks like it's settling into a snooze-worthy format of talking heads flanked by scenes of floating, ill-conceived character designs. What a disappointment coming from Mamoru Oshii.
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HIDIVE Adds Kin-iro Mosaic Thank you!! Anime Film, Kin-iro Mosaic: Pretty Days Special

Both stream on February 13 ― HIDIVE announced on Monday that it will stream the Kin-iro Mosaic Thank you!! anime film and Kin-iro Mosaic: Pretty Days anime special episode on February 13 at 12:00 p.m. EST. The film based on Yui Hara's Kin-iro Mosaic manga opened in August 2021. HIDIVE describes the story: Alice, Shinobu, Aya, and Yoko have truly become the best of friends, but since it's their last y...
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Buddy Daddies ‒ Episode 5

While I found at least five relatable parent moments in the series, my favorite joke is Kyu lying to Miri about her dads' jobs. The child drawing of Rei as an oil baron will live rent-free in my head for the rest of the anime season.
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"Ippon" Again! ‒ Episode 5

I also love that Michi isn't content to go on the defense when she has a points lead. This girl's got a fire that isn't going to be quenched by eking out a technical victory.
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void* tRrLM2(); //Void Terrarium 2 Game Streams Demo Trailer, Reveals Virtual Pet Mini-Game Online

Sequel game launches for Switch, PS4 on February 28 in N. America, March 3 in Europe/Oceania ― NIS America began streaming a trailer for Nippon Ichi Software's void* tRrLM2(); //Void Terrarium 2 sequel game. The video previews the game's demo, which is currently available. The company also launched a virtual pet mini-game on its website, which allows players to take care of Toriko. The game will laun...
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Sonic Colors: Ultimate Game Launches on Steam

Game launched for consoles, PC via Epic Games Store in September 2021 ― Sega released Sonic Colors: Ultimate, an updated version of the Sonic Colors Wii game, for PC via Steam on Monday. The game launched for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and PC via the Epic Games Store in September 2021. The game includes new features. There is a digital deluxe version that includes excl...
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Trigun Stampede ‒ Episode 5

This episode tries to hammer in Vash's hypocrisy about how he makes a lot of promises that he can't keep.
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Overwatch 2 Launches One Punch Man Collab in March

Doomfist learns the power of one punch ― Blizzard Entertainment revealed details for the third season of its Overwatch 2 multiplayer first-person shooter (FPS) video game on Monday. The new season includes a collaboration with ONE and Yūsuke Murata's One-Punch Man manga and anime series. The collaboration will begin on March 7 and run until April 6. So far, Blizzard has revealed a Doomfist skin, but ...
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BLUELOCK ‒ Episode 17

No amount of words can fully describe the overwhelming amount of catharsis I felt during this episode.
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Kinnikuman Franchise Gets New Mystery Novel

Kinnikuman Yojigen Sappо̄ Satsujin Jiken launches on March 17 ― Shueisha's Jump J-Books website is listing a new novel for the Kinnikuman series titled Kinnikuman Yojigen Sappо̄ Satsujin Jiken (Kinnikuman 4D Killer Murder Case), scheduled for release on March 17. Oginuma X is writing the novel, and original series creator Yudetamago is supervising. The mystery novel features the disappearance of Kinn...
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Run Away With Me, Girl GN 1

Reading this book is a bit like watching a wound open up. At first, everything looks fine, but as the Band-Aid is slowly peeled off, we get a glimpse of a raw injury that has yet to scab over. ― It's a tired old trope trotted out in plenty of yuri manga: dating other girls at your all-girls school is simply training for when you graduate into the world of men. While yuri manga often tries to refute t...

Digimon Con Event to be Streamed Worldwide on February 11/12

Event includes new project announcements, interviews with casts of Digimon Frontier, Digimon Ghost Game anime ― Bandai Namco announced on Monday that it will stream this year's Digimon Con online event on the company's official YouTube channel worldwide for free, starting on February 11 at 8:00 p.m. EST. The company streamed a promotional video: The event will include new project announcements for th...
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Our Dining Table Live-Action Series Reveals Cast, Staff, 1st Key Visual, April Premiere

Live-action series adaptation first announced in 2021 ― The official website for the live-action series adaptation of Mita Ori's Our Dining Table (Bokura no Shokutaku) manga revealed on Monday the series' main cast, staff, its first key visual and April premiere. Ori also drew an illustration to commemorate the live-action series adaptation. The series will premiere in Japan in April on the BS-TBS ch...
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Giant Beasts of Ars ‒ Episode 5

Giant Beasts of Ars is shaping up to be a pretty standard fantasy story, but with enough interesting bits at the edges to make things enjoyable.
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Revenger ‒ Episode 5

Episode 5 is one of Revenger's most interesting episodes thus far, one which leaves the audience with more to reflect on than clear-cut answers.
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One Piece ‒ Episode 1050

The Toei team deserves a break after the spectacular 1049, but this episode nevertheless does a good job of leaning into flashbacks and building up the emotional stakes for a big finale.
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Tokyo Revengers: Christmas Showdown ‒ Episode 5

This time, Takemichi may have just made the biggest mistake in either of his lifetimes.
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The Misfit of Demon King Academy II ‒ Episode 5

Is there anything more badass than having a casual conversation while your enemies fruitlessly attempt to burn you alive?
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Handyman Saitō in Another World ‒ Episode 5

This episode makes it apparent that Handyman Saitō isn't always going to be a comedy.
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Natsu Hyūga's Seijo ni Uso wa Tsūjinai Novel Gets Manga Adaptation

Manga adaptation of fantasy mystery novel to launch on March 6 ― The March issue of Kodansha's Monthly Shonen Magazine revealed on Monday that manga artist Yo Asami will launch a manga adaptation of Natsu Hyūga's Seijo ni Uso wa Tsūjinai (You Can't Lie to a Saint) novel in the magazine's April issue on March 6. Hyūga also announced on Twitter the manga adaptation of the novel on Monday: 来月号からです。よろしくお...
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The First Slam Dunk Film Tops Korean Box Office in 5th Weekend

Film earns equivalent of US$2.28 million over weekend, crossing US$19.3 million total The First Slam Dunk, the new anime film of Takehiko Inoue's Slam Dunk basketball manga, ranked #1 in its fifth weekend in South Korea earning an equivalent of US$2,280,244 from Friday to Sunday. The film sold 276,453 tickets and played on 1,013 screens. The film's week-on-week revenue increased by 10%. The film ha...
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Nyx no Lantern's Kan Takahama Starts Work on New Manga

Takahama plans to launch Shishi to Botan manga in mid-March ― Manga author Kan Takahama announced on her Ameba blog last Thursday that she started working on a new manga titled Shishi to Botan (The Lion and the Moutan Peony). Takahama said the new manga is scheduled for about 10 volumes, which according to her will probably take seven to 10 years to finish. Takahama added that it took her a few years...
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Comikey Licenses The Betrayed Woman's Prince Manga

Manga adaptation of Saku Takamiya's light novel series launched in 2021 ― Comikey announced on Saturday that it has licensed Kurage Kikuchi's The Betrayed Woman's Prince (Netorare Reijō no Ōji-Sama) manga, the adaptation of Saku Takamiya's light novel series of the same title. The manga is available now on Comikey's app and website. Comikey describes the manga's story: Lady Celestia Dalton loved her ...
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SD Shin Kamen Rider Rumble Game Launches in Southeast Asia on April 27

Game's English trailer streamed ― Bandai Namco Entertainment Southeast Asia announced on Monday that it will release the SD Shin Kamen Rider Rumble game, based on Hideaki Anno's Shin Kamen Rider live-action film, for Nintendo Switch and PC via Steam in English in Southeast Asia on April 27. Bandai Namco Southeast Asia streamed the game's English trailer: The beat-em'-up/hack-and-slash game features s...
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Atelier Ryza 3 Game's Opening Video Revealed (Updated)

Game launches in English on March 24 for PS5, PS4, Switch, Steam ― Gust's official YouTube channel began streaming the opening video for the Atelier Ryza 3: Alchemist of the End & the Secret Key (Ryza no Atelier 3 ~Owari no Renkinjutsushi to Himitsu no Kagi~) game on Saturday. English Version Japanese Version The game was originally scheduled for release in Japan for the PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4,...
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Makoto Shinkai's Suzume Film Sells Over 10 Million Tickets in Japan

Film has earned 13.4 billion yen in 87 days in Japanese box office ― Makoto Shinkai's Suzume (Suzume no Tojimari) anime film has earned about 13.4 billion yen (about US$101 million) and has sold over 10 million tickets as of Sunday, its 87th day in the Japanese box office. The film is the third Shinkai film after your name. and Weathering with You to sell more than 10 million tickets in Japan. The fi...
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Demon Slayer: Swordsmith Village Arc's 1st Episode Theatrical Screenings Earn 1.15 Billion Yen

Screenings have sold 810,000 tickets since opening last Friday ― "World Tour Jōei: Kimetsu no Yaiba Jōgen Shūketsu, Soshite Katanakaji no Sato e" (World Tour Screenings: Demon Slayer: The Upper Ranks Gather and Onward to the Swordsmith Village), the theatrical screenings of the upcoming Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Swordsmith Village Arc (Kimetsu no Yaiba: Katanakaji no Sato-Hen) television anime, ...
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2nd Sword Art Online: Progressive Film Earns US$607,000 in U.S.

Film opened on Friday in 892 locations ― Deadline reported on Sunday that Sword Art Online The Movie - Progressive: Scherzo of Deep Night (Sword Art Online the Movie -Progressive- Kuraki Yūyami no Scherzo), the second film in the Sword Art Online the Movie -Progressive- anime film series, has earned US$607,000 in the United States. The movie opened in 892 locations in the U.S. on Friday, and had a pe...
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International Anime Music Festival Postpones N. American Tour

Tour will now begin in Mexico on March 30-31 ― The official Twitter account for the International Anime Music Festival announced on January 26 that its North American tour is postponed due to technical and production issues. The tour will begin in Mexico on March 30 and March 31. Anime Entertainment LLC will provide ticket holders of the canceled shows with refunds at their point of purchase. The com...
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Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty Game's Demo Launches on February 24

Game ships for PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PC on March 3 ― The official Twitter account for Team Ninja's Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty game announced on Tuesday that a demo for the game will launch on February 24. The save data from the demo will be transferable to the final game. The game will release for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Windows PC, and Steam worldwide on ...
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Tekken 8 Game Trailer Reveals Nina Williams as Playable Character

Game under development for PS5, Xbox Series X|S, PC ― Bandai Namco Entertainment unveiled a new character trailer for its upcoming Tekken 8 fighting game during the Tekken World Tour Final 2022 event on Sunday. The trailer reveals returning playable character Nina Williams, along with gameplay footage of her. The game is under development for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC via Steam. Bandai N...
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Musician, Composer Masanori Takumi Wins Grammy Award

Takumi's Sakura album won Best Global Music Album ― Musician and composer Masanori Takumi won a Grammy for Best Global Music Album for his Sakura album at the 65th Grammy Awards ceremony on Sunday. Takumi released the album under the artist name Masa Takumi in September 2022. Takumi has composed music for such anime as Koi Kaze, Genshiken, Kujibiki Unbalance, Peach Girl, Suzuka, Witchblade, and Claym...

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Virginia Nitōhei's Otherwordly Izakaya "Nobu" Manga Goes on Hiatus, Returns in May

Manga adaptation of Natsuya Semikawa's Isekai Izakaya "Nobu" light novels launched in 2015 ― The March issue of Kadokawa's Young Ace magazine announced on Friday that Virginia Nitōhei's Otherwordly Izakaya "Nobu" (Isekai Izakaya "Nobu") manga – the adaptation of Natsuya Semikawa's light novel series of the same title – will go on hiatus starting in the magazine's next issue so the authors can adjust ...
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My Dear Detective: Mitsuko's Case Files GN 2-3

My Dear Detective: Mitsuko's Case Files is a frothy historical cozy series, and if you're a fan of the genre, it's more than worth the price of admission. ― For our review of the first volume, go here. The lady detective as a character is generally dated to the early 1860s, when two novels - Revelations of a Lady Detective and The Female Detective - were published in England, but when the Stratemeyer...
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Chainsaw Man, Kaiju No. 8, Jujutsu Kaisen Rank on NYT February Bestseller List

― Six manga volumes ranked on The New York Times' monthly Graphic Books and Manga bestseller list released in early February. The manga on this month's list includes: #5: Tatsuki Fujimoto's Chainsaw Man volume 1 #9: Naoya Matsumoto's Kaiju No. 8 volume 5 #10: Tatsuki Fujimoto's Chainsaw Man volume 2 #12: Tatsuya Endo's Spy x Family volume 1 #13: Tatsuki Fujimoto's Chainsaw Man volume 3 #15: Gege Aku...
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Comikey Launches Brazilian Website

Company adds 5 webtoon titles in Brazilian Portuguese ― Comikey announced on Monday that it has launched a Brazilian Portuguese website under a new subdomain. The following webtoons are now available on the service in Brazilian Portuguese: Soon-Q and Studio KHIT's Latna Saga: A Jornada do Rei Espadachim (Latna Saga: Survival of a Sword King) Parrot Kim, Tae_A, and Studio KHIT's The Player Who Can't L...
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My Hero Academia Season 6 ‒ Episode 131

By focusing on the crying, lonely child instead of the twisted hatred surrounding him, Deku's proposing something radically empathetic; an act that may just be the key to a better future for MHA's world at large.

Netflix Launches New Password-Sharing Policy in Chile, Costa Rica, Peru

Company shares policy on its U.S. FAQ page before removing it, attributing it to an error ― IndieWire reported on Thursday that Netflix has launched its new password-sharing policy in test markets Chile, Costa Rica, and Peru. Netflix had shared the policy on its United States FAQ page before removing it and attributing it to an error. The new policy stated that all devices using a single Netflix acco...
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Welcome to Demon School, Iruma-kun Season 3 ‒ Episode 17

The Harvest Festival Arc is, at long last, truly over.
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Chainsaw Man Takes 11 Spots on U.S. Monthly Bookscan January List

Kaiju No. 8, Spy x Family, Jujutsu Kaisen, Demon Slayer, One Piece, Berserk, more rank in top 20 ― Tatsuki Fujimoto's Chainsaw Man manga ranked at #1 on NPD BookScan's Top 20 adult graphic novels list for January. Manga took all 20 spots on this month's list, for the first time since July 2022: #1 — Tatsuki Fujimoto's Chainsaw Man volume 1 #2 — Naoya Matsumoto's Kaiju No. 8 volume 5 #3 — Tatsuki Fuji...
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Fate/Grand Order: Fujimaru Ritsuka wa Wakaranai Anime Shorts Launch on YouTube

First 2 episodes premiered on Saturday ― The "Fate/Grand Order Winter Party 2022-2023" event announced the premiere of Tsuchida's Fate/Grand Order: Fujimaru Ritsuka wa Wakaranai (Fate/Grand Order: Ritsuka Fujimaru Doesn't Get It) short anime on the franchise's official YouTube channel on Saturday. The Fate/Grand Order YouTube channel streamed the short anime's first two episodes on Saturday, and will...
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xxxHOLiC All-Male Stage Play Gets Sequel in April-May

Sequel to feature returning cast, staff ― Nelke Planning announced on January 27 that CLAMP's xxxHOLiC manga is inspiring a sequel stage play adaptation. The sequel will run in Tokyo from April 7-23 and in Kobe from April 28 to May 7. The new play is titled Engeki Chōitan xxxHOLiC Zoku. Fumiya Matsuzaki is again directing the production, and Masafumi Hata is again writing the script. The returning al...
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Collar×Malice 2-Part Anime Film Project Opens on May 26, June 23

More cast, visual, story information also revealed ― The official website for Gekijōban Collar×Malice Deep Cover, the two-part theatrical anime adaptation of Idea Factory's Otomate brand's Collar x Malice game, revealed on Sunday that the two films will open on May 26 and June 23, respectively. The website also revealed two more cast members. Kaede Hondo will voice the heroine Ichika Hoshino (unvoice...
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Genki Muro Joins Cast of Trigun Stampede Anime

Muro voices Livio the Double Fang starting in 6th episode ― The official website for the Trigun Stampede anime revealed on Saturday that Genki Muro will voice the character Livio the Double Fang in the series. The character will debut in the sixth episode. TOHO Animation is streaming a preview for the sixth episode, which features the character. The series premiered in Japan on January 7. Crunchyroll...

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CHiCO with HoneyWorks Music Group Halts Activities in April

CHiCO to start activities as solo artist to improve her skills after upcoming Zepp tour ― The CHiCO with HoneyWorks music group announced on Saturday that the group will halt activities after their four-stop Zepp tour from February 18 through April 8. The group discussed the matter with its members and staff, and made the decision so that CHiCO could take on new challenges and improve her skills as a...
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Ys Memoire: The Oath in Felghana Game's Prologue Video Streamed

Remaster of Ys: The Oath if Felghana game launches for Switch in Japan on April 27 ― Nihon Falcom began streaming a five-minute prologue video on Friday for Ys Memoire: Felghana no Chikai, the Nintendo Switch remaster of Nihon Falcom's Ys: The Oath if Felghana game. Yuuki Kaji narrates the video. The action RPG will launch for Nintendo Switch in Japan on April 27. Nihon Falcom first announced the Swi...
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Even If This Love Disappears Tonight Novel

From the writer of I Want to Eat Your Pancreas, Even If This Love Disappears Tonight is a predictable book from start to finish. It hits all the notes of a sentimental teen love story to an almost clinical degree. ― I know for sure I don't have anterograde amnesia, because I've seen this premise before. The hero encounters a beautiful girl and their relationship deepens, only for him to discover that...
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My One-Hit Kill Sister Anime's Teaser Unveils Ending Song Artist, April 8 Debut

VALIS performs ending song 'Mukyū Platonic' ― The official Twitter account for My One-Hit Kill Sister, the anime of Konoe's Isekai One Turn Kill Nee-san: Ane Dо̄han no Isekai Seikatsu Hajimemashita (One Turn Kill Sister in Another World: I Started Living in Another World with My Older Sister) light novels, announced the musical act behind the ending theme song and the April 8 premiere for the anime o...
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Summoned to Another World... Again?! Anime's 1st Full Promo Video Unveils More Cast, Maybe Me's Ending Song, April 8 Debut

Takuma Nagatsuka, Yui Ogura, Rina Hon'izumi, Satomi Akesaka, more join cast ― The official website for the television anime of Kazuha Kishimoto's Isekai Shōkan wa Nidome Desu (Summoned to Another World... Again?!) light novel series debuted the anime's first full promotional video and first key visual on Saturday. The video unveiled more cast members and the April 9 premiere for the anime. It also an...
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Spy Classroom ‒ Episode 5

Just…why? Why would you ever organize a story like this?
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Japan's Video Game Rankings, January 23-29

Story of Seasons: A Wonderful Life debuts at #1, Forspoken at #3 ― Japan's Game Ranking: January 23-29 Rank System Title Publisher Release Date Weekly Copies Total Copies 1NSwStory of Seasons: A Wonderful Life Marvelous January 26 40,759 40,759 2NSwPokémon Scarlet/Violet Nintendo November 18, 2022 37,265 4,776,300 3PS5Forspoken Square Enix January 24 29,055 29,055 4NSwFire Emblem Engage Nintendo Janu...
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Japanese Animation TV Ranking, January 23-29

Delicious Party♡Precure anime's final episode earns 3.5% rating ― Title Station Date Time Length Average Household Rating Sazae-san Fuji TV January 29 (Sun) 18:30 30 min. 9.2 Detective Conan NTV January 28 (Sat) 18:00 30 min. 6.8 Chibi Maruko-chan Fuji TV January 29 (Sun) 18:00 30 min. 6.2 My Hero Academia Season 6 NTV January 28 (Sat) 17:30 30 min. 4.0 Doraemon TV Asahi January 28 (Sat) 17:00 30 mi...
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My Hero Academia 6th Season Anime's 5th Promo Video Previews 'Black Hero Arc'

New arc to start next week ― TOHO Animation began streaming the fifth promotional video on Saturday for the sixth season of the My Hero Academia anime. The video previews the anime's new "Black Hero Arc," which will start on February 11. The official Twitter account for the anime also revealed a new visual. /#ヒロアカ 6期新キービジュアルが来た!\『僕のヒーローアカデミア』6期新章「黒いヒーロー編」2/11(土)スタート!新たなキービジュアルを解禁しました!更に、新PVも解禁!!▼http...
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Naruto: Sasuke's Story—The Uchiha and the Heavenly Stardust: The Manga Ends in 2nd Volume

Shingo Kimura launched manga adaptation of spinoff novel in October ― The first volume of Naruto: Sasuke's Story—The Uchiha and the Heavenly Stardust: The Manga, the manga adaptation of Jun Esaka's Naruto: Sasuke's Story--The Uchiha and the Heavenly Stardust spinoff novel, revealed on Friday that the manga will end this summer in the manga's second volume. Shingo Kimura is drawing the manga. Viz Medi...
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Working!!'s Karino Takatsu, Knight's & Magic's Takuji Katō Each Launch New Manga

Takatsu's new manga launches on March 17, Katō's new manga starts on April 21 ― This year's fourth issue of Square Enix's Young Gangan magazine revealed on Friday that Karino Takatsu will launch a new manga titled Marry-Go-Round in the magazine's seventh issue on March 17. The "marriage battle comedy" manga will take place in a "marriage share house," and will center on a protagonist who knows nothin...
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Tokyo Revengers 2 Live-Action Films Cast Taketo Tanaka as Chome

2 films depicting Bloody Halloween arc open on April 21, June 30 ― Actor Taketo Tanaka (Rurouni Kenshin Part I: Origins' Yahiko Myōjin) revealed on Instagram on Friday that he will play Chome in Tokyo Revengers 2, the two sequel live-action films based on Ken Wakui's Tokyo Revengers manga. Chome is one of the captains of Valhalla. View this post on Instagram A post shared by 田中 偉登 / Taketo Tanaka (@t...
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