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Baki Hanma vs. Kengan Ashura Anime Special Review

This is the strongest Kengan Ashura episode and one of the weakest Baki episodes. ― This is the strongest Kengan Ashura episode and one of the weakest Baki episodes. While the interesting match-ups and novel character dynamics elevate Kengan, the lackluster fights and uninspired art and animation bring down the Baki half of this crossover. Still, more Baki is welcome, with there being no confirmation...
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Samurai Warriors 4 DX Game Review

These games front-load the fun and give the player a type of spectacle and power fantasy that can only really be found within this series. Samurai Warriors 4 DX is a great Warriors title through and through, and a surprise port dropped out of the blue for us to enjoy. Like hot-blooded warlords mustering armies in past eras, even the mere mention of the Warriors games gets people gathering into warr...
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Heavenly Delusion Director Discusses Keeping the Story Straight

Mori also explained the creative process from inception to realization, shedding light on the collaborative efforts and artistic endeavors that brought Heavenly Delusion to life. ― In 2023, Heavenly Delusion captivated audiences with its suspenseful and intricately woven storytelling. The series was highly praised for blending psychological horror and science fiction. Director Hirotaka Mori was at t...
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Kengan Ashura Season 2 Part 1 Anime Series Review

This is not an anime for people who like martial arts or combat sports; this is an anime for people who like Dana White's Power Slap and enjoy seeing people inflict novel harm on each other. ― I finally cracked the code on Kengan Ashura after watching the twelve episodes that make up the first half of its second season. While it likes to style itself as a martial arts series that elevates various fig...
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This Week in Games - Summer Games Fest 2024 Wrap-Up

One of the biggest game showcases of the year just wrapped and Jean-Karlo is here with some modern (and nostalgic) highlights. ― Welcome back, everyone! A major downside of this column is that the nature of its publication makes it a little hard to cover the news; by the time last week's column went up, Summer Games Fest was already in full swing, after all. While a lot of stuff here might already be...
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Director Kawata and Producer Hirabayashi of Kunitsu-Gami: Path of the Goddess

Our Summer Game Fest coverage continues with a look at the Japanese mythology-inspired Kunitsu-Gami: Path of the Goddess tower defense game. ― Capcom's upcoming tower defense game, Kunitsu-Gami: Path of the Goddess, caught my eye during Summer Game Fest's presentations for its visuals and folklore motifs. The single-player action game combines stellar strategic gameplay, a detailed environment, cloth...
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This Week in Anime - It's Anime Convention Hunting Season

Some of the biggest anime conventions are just around the corner, but things are looking a little off. Chris and Steve discuss the changing landscape and smaller cons folding across the U.S. ― Some of the biggest anime conventions are just around the corner, but things are looking a little off. Chris and Steve discuss the changing convention landscape and smaller cons folding across the U.S. Disclai...
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Your Anime Rankings - Best of Spring 2024, Jun 3-9

While Sound Euphonium 3 is ruling the rankings again this week, Yatagarasu's last few episodes are pulling it up in the cumulative. Check out this week's user rankings! ― Let's have a look at what ANN readers consider the best (and worst) of the season, based on the polls you can find in our Daily Streaming Reviews and on the Your Score page with the latest simulcasts. Keep in mind that these rankin...
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Shin Megami Tensei V: Vengeance Game Review

While people understandably don't want to encourage Atlus to keep trying for two bites at the apple, this one is worth it. ― There's no ignoring the Grimalka in the room with this one: Shin Megami Tensei V: Vengeance is an Atlus Remake. And with the original Shin Megami Tensei V only being three years old, folks have plenty of trepidation towards Vengeance. The good news is that if you haven't played...
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An In-Depth Preview of Rusty Rabbit Game with Writer Gen Urobuchi and Producer Yuichiro Saito

Rabbits, robots, and religion collide in Rusty Rabbit. We sat down with Gen Urobuchi and Yuichiro Saito to discuss the deceptively fuzzy new game. ― Gen Urobuchi's latest game caught the attention of gamers and anime fans alike with its recent story and character trailer. NetEase first teased Rusty Rabbit with a concept trailer at Tokyo Game Show 2023, and now both Urobuchi and producer Yuichiro Sait...
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Cyber Attack Delays Kadokawa's Releases, Accounting With Niconico Expected to Stay Offline for 1 Month or More

Company reveals wide-scale cyber attack included use of ransomware ― Kadokawa Corporation issued a statement on its temporary website on Friday to announce the continued suspension of its Dwango subsidiary's Niconico video services, following the cyber attack on June 8. The company is temporarily suspending Niconico's services in order to fully investigate the circumstances surrounding the incident, ...

Delicious in Dungeon Anime Gets 2nd Season

Anime's 1st season ended with 24th episode on Thursday ― Kadokawa announced on Thursday that Studio Trigger's television anime of Ryōko Kui's Delicious in Dungeon (Dungeon Meshi) manga will get a second season, and revealed a visual and video of the announcement. The first season's 24th and final episode aired on Thursday. The anime premiered on January 4 worldwide on Netflix, and ran for two consecu...

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The Misfit of Demon King Academy II Anime Delays Last 3 Episodes

Episode 22 airs on June 28, episode 23 airs on July 3, episode 24 does not have air date ― The official website for The Misfit of Demon King Academy II anime season revealed on Saturday that the staff are delaying the final three episodes of the season — episodes 22-24. Channels will re-air an audio commentary version of episode 19 on June 21. Episode 22 will air on June 28, and episode 23 will air o...
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Why Nobody Remembers My World? Anime's Main Promo Video Previews Opening Theme by Unlucky Morpheus

Anime debuts on July 13 ― The staff for the television anime of writer Kei Sazane and illustrator neco's Naze Boku no Sekai o Dare mo Oboeteinai no ka? (Why nobody remembers my world?) novels uneveiled the main promotional video on Sunday during an advanced screening at Grand Cinema Sunshine in Ikebukuro, Tokyo. The trailer previews the opening theme song "Sekai Rinne" (World Reincarnation) by Unluck...
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Pui Pui Molcar's All-New 3D CG Anime Film Reveals Title, Visual

Pui Pui Molcar the Movie: MOLMAX to open this year ― The official website for Shinei Animation's Pui Pui Molcar stop-motion anime series revealed on Sunday the title and a character visual for the franchise's all-new 3D CG anime film (as opposed to the stop-motion animation of the previous series) that Toho Next will open this year. The title of the film is Pui Pui Molcar the Movie: MOLMAX. Mankyū (S...

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Japan's Ruling Party Puts Out Poster That Looks Too Familiar to Slam Dunk Fans

Lawyer suggests poster may be copyright infringement ― If there's one thing political campaigns like to rely on, it's popular culture. Those in the U.S. are familiar with the overtures of Bruce Springsteen's “Born in the USA” playing at political rallies and the famous Obama “Hope” poster using street art aesthetics as ways to propel campaigns for political office. The U.S. isn't alone in this, as a ...
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Totto-Chan: The Little Girl at the Window Anime Film Wins Award at Annecy

Adam Elliot's Memoir of a Snail wins top award ― This year's Annecy International Animation Film Festival announced its winners on Saturday, and Totto-Chan: The Little Girl at the Window (Madoigwa no Totto-chan) won the Paul Grimault Award for feature films. Adam Elliot's Memoir of a Snail stop-motion film from Australia won the top Cristal for a Feature Film award. Gintz Zilbalodis' Flow Latvia-Belg...
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Cyber Attack Delays Kadokawa's Releases, Accounting With Niconico Expected to Stay Offline for 1 Month or More

Company reveals wide-scale cyber attack included use of ransomware ― Kadokawa Corporation issued a statement on its temporary website on Friday to announce the continued suspension of its Dwango subsidiary's Niconico video services, following the cyber attack on June 8. The company is temporarily suspending Niconico's services in order to fully investigate the circumstances surrounding the incident, ...
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One Piece #1109 [rate]
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Wonderful Precure! #20 [rate]
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Live-Action Ayaka is in Love with Hiroko Series Reveals 5 More Cast Members

Series debuts on July 4 ― MBS revealed more cast members on Friday for the live-action series adaptation of Sal Jiang's office girls-love manga Ayaka is in Love with Hiroko (Ayaka-chan wa Hiroko-senpai ni Koishiteru). The cast includes (from left to right in top row and then in bottom row): Mio Yūki as Risa Komai, a close friend and coworker to Ayaka Kyoya Honda as Yūya Saitō, Ayaka's senior at work ...
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Tonari no Yōkai-san #11 [rate]
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YATAGARASU: The Raven Does Not Choose Its Master #11 [rate]
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The New Gate #10 [rate]
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1st Yuruyuri Spinoff Ōmuro-ke Anime Film Streams 1st 6 Minutes

1st film opened on February 2, 2nd film opens on June 21 ― Bandai Namco Filmworks revealed the first six minutes of Ōmuro-ke dear sisters, the first of two "mid-length" theatrical anime of Namori's Ōmuro-ke (The Ōmuro Family) spinoff manga for her Yuruyuri manga, on Friday. The below video will be available until July 18. Ōmuro-ke dear friends, the second film, will premiere on June 21. Voice actress...
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Jellyfish Can't Swim in the Night #11 [rate]
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Baki Hanma vs. Kengan Ashura Anime Special Review

This is the strongest Kengan Ashura episode and one of the weakest Baki episodes. ― This is the strongest Kengan Ashura episode and one of the weakest Baki episodes. While the interesting match-ups and novel character dynamics elevate Kengan, the lackluster fights and uninspired art and animation bring down the Baki half of this crossover. Still, more Baki is welcome, with there being no confirmation...
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Black Butler: Public School Arc #10 [rate]
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The Fable #11 [rate]
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Kaiju No. 8 #10 [rate]
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Japan's Video Game Rankings, June 3-9

Paper Mario RPG stays at #1 for 3rd week ― Japan's Game Ranking: June 3-9 Rank System Title Publisher Release Date Weekly Copies Total Copies 1NSwPaper Mario RPG Nintendo May 23 19,180 168,833 2NSwAnimal Crossing: New Horizons Nintendo March 20, 2020 10,110 7,792,869 3NSwMario Kart 8 Deluxe Nintendo April 28, 2017 9,415 5,864,036 4NSwMinecraft Nippon Microsoft June 21, 2018 4,849 3,539,474 5NSwSuper ...
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Kaiju No. 8 Anime Inspires Smartphone/PC Game

Akatsuki Games is developing, releasing tentatively titled Kaiju No. 8 THE GAME ― A website for a new Kaiju No. 8 project ended a countdown on Saturday with its first official trailer (at the same time that the 10th Kaiju No. 8 anime episode ended). The trailer revealed that the new project is a game for smartphones and PC. Akatsuki Games is developing and releasing the tentatively titled Kaiju No. 8...
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Japanese Animation TV Ranking, June 3-9

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Hashira Training Arc earns 5.8% rating ― The episode of the live-action series adaptation of Kana Ozawa's Blue Moment manga that aired on Fuji TV on Wednesday, June 5 at 10:00 p.m. earned a 6.3% rating. Title Station Date Time Length Average Household Rating Sazae-san Fuji TV June 9 (Sun) 18:30 30 min. 7.2 Chibi Maruko-chan Fuji TV June 9 (Sun) 18:00 30 min. 6.2 Demon ...
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Studio Apartment, Good Lighting, Angel Included #12 [rate]
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Uzaki-chan Wants to Hang Out! Manga Goes on Hiatus Due to Author's COVID-19 Recovery

Take contracted COVID-19 last month, still does not have energy to resume drawing ― The official X (formerly Twitter) account of Take's Uzaki-chan Wants to Hang Out! (Uzaki-chan wa Asobitai!) manga stated on Thursday that while the manga was originally planned to have a new chapter this month, the manga is now on hiatus due to the author's health. Take was diagnosed with COVID-19 last month. Take sta...
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Case Closed #1127 [rate]
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Late Manga Creator Nami Sano Gets Memorial Project Featuring Exhibition, Collection of Uncompiled Works

Exhibition to be held in Tokyo this summer, Sano's hometown of Nishinomiya this fall ― The 115th issue of Kadokawa's harta magazine announced on Friday a memoir project for late manga creator Nami Sano for this summer. The project will have three parts. The first part is an art exhibition of Sano's works that will be held in Tokyo this summer and in Sano's hometown of Nishinomiya in Hyōgo prefecture ...
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New Mirage Queen Anime Is Film Opening Next Spring

Mirage Queen vacances élégantes film's 'super teaser visual' also presented ― Pony Canyon announced on Saturday that Mirage Queen vacances élégantes, the new anime of Kaoru Hayamine's Mirage Queen (Kaitō Queen) novel series, will be a film opening in Japan next spring. Pony Canyon also presented an early "super teaser visual." The visual features the main leads Mirage Queen (disguised as Countess Ang...
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My Hero Academia #145 [rate]
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Trillion Game Manga Goes on Hiatus Until August Due to Ryoichi Ikegami's Health

Manga will resume on August 9 ― This year's 13th issue of Shogakukan's Big Comic Superior magazine announced on Friday that Riichirou Inagaki and Ryoichi Ikegami's Trillion Game manga is going on hiatus due to Ikegami's poor health. The manga will resume in the 17th issue on August 9. Inagaki (Eyeshield 21, Dr. Stone) and Ikegami (Crying Freeman) launched the manga in Shogakukan's Big Comic Superior ...
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The Idaten Deities Know Only Peace Manga Ends in 2 Chapters

Manga entered final arc in January ― This year's 12th issue of Hakusensha's Young Animal magazine revealed on Friday that Amahara and Coolkyoushinja's The Idaten Deities Know Only Peace (Heion Sedai no Idaten-tachi) manga will end in two chapters. The next chapter will be in the magazine's 14th issue on July 12. The manga's ninth and final compiled book volume will ship sometime this coming fall or ...
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Oi! Tonbo #11 [rate]

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Optimus Prime (Blakely) Arrested in Texas for Alleged Vehicular Theft

The 'Autobot' wasn't looking for his trailer ― One of the seminal animated series in the 1980s is Transformers. Originally a vehicle, no pun intended, to push toy maker Takara's transformable toys via Hasbro, the franchise has gone on to spawn nearly 30 animated properties in Japan and the United States, seven live-action feature films (some of which we choose to ignore), several video games, and of ...
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Ghibli Park Actually Uses Totoro House's Working Fire Stove to Cook (& Maintain Its Longevity)

Maybe someday we'll get to enjoy the food made at Satsuki and Mei's home? ― If there's one studio that has graced the silver screen with worlds that feel lived-in it's Ghibli. Just watch the kitchen and dining scenes in films like My Neighbor Totoro, Whisper of the Heart, and Castle in the Sky. So, when the Expo 2005 in Aichi recreated Satsuki and Mei's house from Totoro, the builders spared no detai...
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Shadowverse Flame: Arc-hen #85 [rate]
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Laid-Back Camp Season 3 ‒ Episode 11

The other members of the OutClub have gotten their chance to shine solo this season, so it's about time we checked in with our favorite prankster.
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The Many Sides of Voice Actor Radio ‒ Episode 10

If you just want to chill while watching idol voice actresses fail at improv and knock back mugs of beer while they venting about thinly veiled crushes on each other, welcome to the show.
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Taro Hitsuji's Kore ga Mahoutsukai no Kirifuda Novel Gets Manga Adaptation

Light novel launched in 2023 ― The July issue of Kadokawa's Monthly Dragon Age magazine announced on June 7 that Tarō Hitsuji's Kore ga Mahoutsukai no Kirifuda (This is wizard's last card., or This is the Wizard's Trump Card) light novel will be getting a manga adaptation by Keishu Kuroe in the magazine's August issue. The story follows the master swordsman Rikusu, who fakes his death in battle. He ...
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Yen Press Licenses Agents of the Four Seasons: Dance of Spring, Brunhild the Dragonslayer, More Manga/Novels

Also: Dracula's on the Night Shift, The Teen Exorcist, The War of Greedy Witches ― Yen Press announced on Friday that it has licensed nine manga, two light novels, and two artbooks and for release in November. The company also revealed an audiobook for Akumi Agitogi's My Happy Marriage novel series for release in November. The newly announced titles include: Title: Agents of the Four Seasons: Dance o...
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Wind Breaker ‒ Episode 11

There's a laid-back atmosphere even when fists start flying.
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Highspeed Étoile #11 [rate]
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Spice & Wolf: merchant meets the wise wolf ‒ Episode 11

This episode might be light on economics, but it's laden with good drama and great yapping.
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Key's New Romantic Adventure Game anemoi Launches in 2025

Visual Arts' Key opens official website for visual novel ― Visual Arts' Key brand opened on Friday an official website for anemoi, a new romantic adventure game, and it reveals that the game will launch in 2025. The story follows Mugi Hayakawa and his sister Rikka, who visit the town of Masumi in the north in order to open a time capsule buried 10 years ago. Mugi decides to stay in town until it is t...
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The IDOLM@STER Shiny Colors #11 [rate]
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The Misfit of Demon King Academy II #21 [rate]
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Osamu Tezuka's Rainbow Parakeet Manga Gets Musical

Hiroki Nanami stars in play running in Osaka, Tokyo in September ― Osamu Tezuka's Rainbow Parakeet (Nanairo Inko) manga is inspiring a musical at Cool Japan Park Osaka WW Hall in Osaka from September 14-16 and at Shinagawa Prince Hotel Stellar Ball in Tokyo from September 20-29. The musical stars: Hiroki Nanami as Rainbow Parakeet Hitomi Arisa as Mariko Senri Ray Fujita as Tommy Naotake Tsuchiya as Y...
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Samurai Warriors 4 DX Game Review

These games front-load the fun and give the player a type of spectacle and power fantasy that can only really be found within this series. Samurai Warriors 4 DX is a great Warriors title through and through, and a surprise port dropped out of the blue for us to enjoy. Like hot-blooded warlords mustering armies in past eras, even the mere mention of the Warriors games gets people gathering into warr...
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The irregular at magic high school #11 [rate]
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That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime #59 [rate]
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Final Fantasy XIV Game's Trailer Previews New Content, Story for 'Dawntrail' Expansion

"Dawntrail" expansion launches on July 2 with early access on June 28 ― Square Enix unveiled during its "Letter from the Producer" livestream on Friday the launch trailer for the "Dawntrail" expansion for its Final Fantasy XIV MMORPG ahead of its July 2 release. The video previews new story and upcoming content: English Japanese The expansion will launch on July 2 with early access on June 28. The ex...
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Astro Note #11 [rate]
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Heavenly Delusion Director Discusses Keeping the Story Straight

Mori also explained the creative process from inception to realization, shedding light on the collaborative efforts and artistic endeavors that brought Heavenly Delusion to life. ― In 2023, Heavenly Delusion captivated audiences with its suspenseful and intricately woven storytelling. The series was highly praised for blending psychological horror and science fiction. Director Hirotaka Mori was at t...
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Delico's Nursery Anime Reveals Theme Songs, New Promo Video, August 7 Debut

Mika Nakashima, Anonymouz perform themes ― The staff of Delico's Nursery, a television anime based on Kenichi Suemitsu's TRUMP 2009 stage play, revealed the show's theme song artists and the main promotional video on Friday. The staff also revealed the show will premiere on August 7. Mika Nakashima will perform the opening theme song "Unfair," and Anonymouz will perform the ending theme song "Prayer....
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Tying the Knot With an Amagami Sister TV Anime Reveals October Debut, Half-Year Run

Nana Mizuki, Chika Anzai join cast for 24-episode series ― The official website for the television anime of Marcey Naito's Tying the Knot With an Amagami Sister (Amagami-san Chi no Enmusubi) manga revealed on Friday that the series will debut in October on TV Tokyo and its affiliates, and will air for two cours (quarter of a year) for a half-year run. The anime will have 24 episodes. The website also...
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2.5 Dimensional Seduction TV Anime Gets 2nd Promo Video, New Key Visual

Video previews Meichan's opening theme for anime premiering on July 5 ― The staff of the television anime of Yū Hashimoto's 2.5 Dimensional Seduction (2.5 Jigen no Lilysa) manga revealed its second promo video on Friday. The anime's website also revealed a new key visual with its characters in their school uniforms. The above video previews Meichan's opening theme song "Shutter Chance." The anime wil...
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A Few Moments of Cheers Film Streams Opening Scene in New Video

Film opened in Japan on Friday ― Bandai Namco Filmworks' Emotion label started streaming the opening scene of screenwriter Jukki Hanada, music video production group Hurray!, and 100Studio's original anime film A Few Moments of Cheers (Sūfunkan no Yell o) on Friday. The film premiered in Japan on Friday. From the film's opening day until June 20, moviegoers will get a four-page "sequel comic" drawn b...
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Dahlia in Bloom Anime Reveals July 6 Debut in Video

Ken Narita joins cast as Carlo Rossetti ― The staff of the television anime adaptation of author HIsaya Amagishi and illustrator Kei's Dahlia in Bloom: Crafting a Fresh Start With Magical Tools (Madо̄gushi Dahlia wa Utsumukanai: Kyō kara Jiyū na Shokunin Life) light novel series revealed more cast, the July 6 debut, a second key visual, and a second promotional video on Friday. The above video previe...

Princession Orchestra Original Anime Announced for 2025

King Records, ARIA Ent., Takara Tomy reveal anime at studio SILVER LINK ― King Records, ARIA Entertainment, and Takara Tomy announced a new original television anime project titled Princession Orchestra on Friday for debut in 2025. The companies also revealed a video, as well as the main staff and cast. The project is for both children and adults, and will consist of the anime, music, and toys. The a...
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Live-Action Stardust Telegraph Show's Trailer Streamed

Series starring AKB48 idol group members premieres on June 25 ― The official X (formerly Twitter) account for the live-action series of Rasuko Ōkuma's Stardust Telepath (Hoshikuzu Telepath) manga began streaming the show's trailer on Friday. 🌟解禁🌟60秒トレーラードラマチューズ!「#星屑テレパス」🚀💫宇宙を夢見る内気な高校生と記憶を失くした自称宇宙人宇宙を巡る壮大で繊細な"青春ガールズ群像劇"6/25スタート❣️毎週火曜深夜24:30📺#TVer でお気に入りを💁‍♀️https://t.co/N5th7GXQfn#佐藤綺星 #伊藤百花 #大盛真歩 #山﨑...
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AnimeFesta's Yoasobi Gurashi! Anime Debuts on Coolmic Website on Friday

Anime's stream on Coolmic is uncensored ― Suiseisha announced on Friday that it has released the debut episode of the anime adaptation of Suika's Yoasobi Gurashi! (Living in a F*** Room) manga by AnimeFesta (formerly Anime Zone and ComicFesta Anime) on the Coolmic website with English subtitles on Friday. The anime's stream on Coolmic is uncensored. Suiseisha has previously stated the anime would pre...
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Lollipop Chainsaw RePOP Remaster Game Launches on September 25

Game will release for PS5, Xbox Series X|S, Switch, Steam ― Former CEO of Kadokawa Games and current CEO of Dragami Games Yoshimi Yasuda stated on X (formerly Twitter) on Friday that Lollipop Chainsaw RePOP, the planned remaster of filmmaker James Gunn and Goichi Suda's (Suda51) Lollipop Chainsaw hack-and-slash game, will release digitally worldwide for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, Nintendo Switch...
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My Love Story with Yamada-kun at Lv 999 Manga Extends Hiatus Indefinitely

Manga went on hiatus in February due to author's health ― The official Twitter account for Mashiro's My Love Story With Yamada-kun at Lv999 (Yamada-kun to Lv999 no Koi wo Suru) manga gave an update on the manga's current hiatus on Wednesday, stating that the hiatus is extending indefinitely. A similar update on the manga's page on ComicSmart Inc.'s Ganma! website added that author Mashiro is focusing...

Guilty Gear Fighting Games Get TV Anime

Shigeru Morikawa directs anime at Sanzigen, with more info at Anime Expo on July 5 ― Arc System Works announced on Friday that its Guilty Gear Strive fighting game is inspiring a television anime series titled Guilty Gear Strive: Dual Rulers. Arc System Works revealed the anime's main staff at Sanzigen (BanG Dream!, D4DJ First Mix) studio, and will reveal more details on the project at its Anime Expo...

Delicious in Dungeon Anime Gets 2nd Season

Anime's 1st season ended with 24th episode on Thursday ― Kadokawa announced on Thursday that Studio Trigger's television anime of Ryōko Kui's Delicious in Dungeon (Dungeon Meshi) manga will get a second season, and revealed a visual and video of the announcement. The first season's 24th and final episode aired on Thursday. The anime premiered on January 4 worldwide on Netflix, and ran for two consecu...
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Amazon Debuts Live-Action 1122: For a Happy Marriage Show Outside Japan

1st 3 episodes available now ― Amazon Prime Video began streaming the first three episodes of the live-action series of Peko Watanabe's 1122: For a Happy Marriage manga outside of Japan on Wednesday, simultaneous with the release of the first three episodes in Japan. The series will have seven total episodes. Episodes 4-5 will be available on June 21, and episodes 6-7 will be available on June 28. Th...
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Yoriko's Boys-Love Manga Sugar Dog Life Gets Live-Action Series on August 3

SUPER★DRAGON's Kōki Tanaka, Hideya Tawada star as college student, police officer ― The TV Asahi channel announced on Friday that it is producing a live-action series adaptation of Yoriko's Sugar Dog Life BL manga that will premiere on TV Asahi on August 3, and on Asahi Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) TV on August 4. SUPER★DRAGON dance and vocal unit member Kōki Tanaka (right in image above) stars in ...
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Blue Archive The Animation #4 [rate]
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Seal Your Documents With a Mimic Chomping on Frieren

You'll want to check if it can be used on official documents ― One of the most common ways to authenticate an official document, such as contracts and letters, in the United States is with a signature. In Japan, however, it's customary to use a personalized seal (called a hanko) in place of a signature. These hanko generally have a small diameter, use red ink, and are used on all manner of documents....
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North American Anime, Manga Releases, June 9-15

Mashle: Magic and Muscles, Digimon Adventure 02: The Beginning anime; Naruto: Sasuke's Story—The Uchiha and the Heavenly Stardust, Night of the Living Cat manga ship ― Anime Releases Title Publisher Suggested Retail Price Date Buddy Daddies BDPlease Crunchyroll US$69.98 June 11 Digimon Adventure 02 The Beginning BD/DVDCite Shout! Factory US$26.98 June 11 Kitty's Vault Klassics: High 5 Pack BD (adult)...
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Fate/Grand Order Game Gets 1-Shot Manga About Ashiya Douman

"Fate/Grand Order: Eirei Denshō Ibun ~Ashiya Douman~" launches in summer ― The July issue of Kadokawa's Young Ace magazine revealed on June 4 that the Fate/Grand Order game will receive a special one-shot manga titled "Fate/Grand Order: Eirei Denshō Ibun ~Ashiya Douman~" (Fate/Grand Order: A Tale of Heroic Traditions -Ashiya Douman) on Type-Moon Comic Ace, Kadokawa and Type-Moon's free manga website,...
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Paru Itagaki's Sanda Manga to End in 4 Chapters

Manga launched in 2021 ― This year's 28th issue of Akita Shoten's Weekly Shōnen Champion magazine revealed on Thursday that Paru Itagaki's (BEASTARS) SANDA manga will end in four chapters. If there are no delays, the manga will end in early July. The manga tells the story of adults and children in a future with a declining birth rate. An ordinary boy named Sanda finds out that one of his classmates, ...
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A Salad Bowl of Eccentrics #11 [rate]
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Shin Megami Tensei V: Vengeance Game Collaborates with Slipknot in New Video

2nd promo video features interview with band members about game's masks ― Atlus announced a collaboration on May 28 with heavy metal band Slipknot for Shin Megami Tensei V: Vengeance, an updated version of its Shin Megami Tensei V game. The company released the second of two promotional videos on Thursday, featuring an interview with Slipknot members Clown, Eloy, and new guy about the masks in the ga...
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Wind Breaker #11 [rate]
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Urusei Yatsura #45 [rate]
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The Dangers in My Heart Season 2 Anime's Twi-Yaba Special's Gets English Dub

Dub cast features returning members from 1st season ― HIDIVE confirmed on Thursday the English dub cast and Saturday premiere for the second season of the television anime of Norio Sakurai's The Dangers in My Heart (Boku no Kokoro no Yabai Yatsu) manga. The company announced that it will also stream a dub for the Twi-Yaba spinoff anime special. The English cast, which features returning members, incl...
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Kengan Ashura Season 2 Part 1 Anime Series Review

This is not an anime for people who like martial arts or combat sports; this is an anime for people who like Dana White's Power Slap and enjoy seeing people inflict novel harm on each other. ― I finally cracked the code on Kengan Ashura after watching the twelve episodes that make up the first half of its second season. While it likes to style itself as a martial arts series that elevates various fig...
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An Archdemon's Dilemma - How to Love Your Elf Bride #12 [rate]
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Dragon Ball: Sparking! Zero Game's Trailer Previews Episode Battle, Custom Battle, Offline Multiplayer

Episode Battle follows 8 different characters, Custom Battles feature created scenarios ― Bandai Namco Entertainment began streaming on Thursday a trailer for Dragon Ball: Sparking! Zero, a new game in its Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi arena fighter franchise, and it reveals the game modes: Episode Battle is a single-player mode following eight different characters' perspectives, with choices poss...
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Netflix Streams English Dub Trailer for Ponoc's The Imaginary Film

Hayley Atwell, LeVar Burton, Kal Penn star in film debuting on Netflix on July 5 ― Netflix began streaming on Thursday an English-dubbed trailer for Studio Ponoc's anime film of A.F. Harrold and Emily Gravett's The Imaginary novel: The English dub features: Louie Rudge-Buchanan as Rudger Evie Kiszel as Amanda Hayley Atwell as Lizzie Sky Katz as Emily Jeremy Swift as Mr. Bunting Kal Penn as Zinzan LeV...
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This Week in Games - Summer Games Fest 2024 Wrap-Up

One of the biggest game showcases of the year just wrapped and Jean-Karlo is here with some modern (and nostalgic) highlights. ― Welcome back, everyone! A major downside of this column is that the nature of its publication makes it a little hard to cover the news; by the time last week's column went up, Summer Games Fest was already in full swing, after all. While a lot of stuff here might already be...
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Train to the End of the World Anime's 12th Episode Delayed by 1 Week

12th episode delayed from June 17 to June 24 due to production reasons ― The official X/Twitter account for Girls und Panzer and Shirobako director Tsutomu Mizushima's original anime Shūmatsu Train Doko e Iku? announced on Thursday that the anime's 12th episode has been delayed by one week to June 24 due to production reasons. The episode was originally scheduled to air on June 17. The anime premiere...
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Director Kawata and Producer Hirabayashi of Kunitsu-Gami: Path of the Goddess

Our Summer Game Fest coverage continues with a look at the Japanese mythology-inspired Kunitsu-Gami: Path of the Goddess tower defense game. ― Capcom's upcoming tower defense game, Kunitsu-Gami: Path of the Goddess, caught my eye during Summer Game Fest's presentations for its visuals and folklore motifs. The single-player action game combines stellar strategic gameplay, a detailed environment, cloth...
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This Week in Anime - It's Anime Convention Hunting Season

Some of the biggest anime conventions are just around the corner, but things are looking a little off. Chris and Steve discuss the changing landscape and smaller cons folding across the U.S. ― Some of the biggest anime conventions are just around the corner, but things are looking a little off. Chris and Steve discuss the changing convention landscape and smaller cons folding across the U.S. Disclai...
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NEET Kunoichi to Nazeka Dōsei Hajimemashita TV Anime Reveals More Cast, Visual, January 2025 Debut

Fairouz Ai, Saya Aizawa, Hina Kino join cast ― The official website for the television anime of storyboarder Yakitomato and artist Kotatsu's NEET Kunoichi to Nazeka Dōsei Hajimemashita (For Some Reason I Started Living with a NEET Kunoichi) manga revealed a new visual for the series on Thursday, as well as more cast and the show's January 2025 debut. The new cast includes (character name romanization...
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Hari Maware! Koinu Anime Shorts 2nd Season's New Promo Video Reveals July 6 Debut

Cast, staff return for new season ― The official website for the television anime shorts of Uka Uka's Hari Maware! Koinu (Stick It Around Doggie!) manga started streaming on Thursday the second promotional video for the anime's second season, which revealed its July 6 premiere. The anime's staff also revealed the second season's key visual: The second season of the anime shorts will premiere on July ...
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Mononoke Anime Film's Special Trailer Highlights Extended Cast

Film opens in Japan on July 26 ― Twin Engine debuted a new special trailer on Thursday for the Gekijōban Mononoke: Karakasa (Paper Umbrella) anime film. The "Omote no Kan" video highlights both the "õoku" area inside the palace for the women and their maidservants, but also the "omote" area where men carry out the duties of the government. The video also highlights the film's extended cast. The film ...
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Bocchi the Rock! Compilation Film Debuts at #1, 2nd Part of Code Geass: Rozé of the Recapture Anime Opens at #7

27th Detective Conan film back at #2, Ikoku Nikki live-action film debuts at #9 ― The first of the Bocchi the Rock anime compilation films, titled Bocchi the Rock! Re:, opened in Japan on Friday and ranked at #1 at the Japanese box office in its debut weekend. The film sold 140,000 tickets and earned 218,470,888 yen (about US$1.38 million) in its first three days. The second film, titled Bocchi the R...
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Oshi no Ko Manga Starts Final Arc on June 27

Manga takes 1-issue break before start of final arc ― This year's 28th issue of Shueisha's Weekly Young Jump magazine announced on Thursday that Aka Akasaka and Mengo Yokoyari's Oshi no Ko manga will enter its final arc titled "Hoshi ni Yume ni" (Toward the Stars and Dreams) on June 27. The manga will take a one-issue break on June 20, and will start its final arc in the magazine's 30th issue, which ...

Sony Pictures Buys Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Chain With Plans for Crunchyroll

Theater chain's acquisition includes Fantastic Fest film festival ― Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) announced on Wednesday that it has acquired the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema chain, as well as the chain's Fantastic Fest film festival, putting them under a new division under Sony Pictures Entertainment named Sony Pictures Experience. In its announcement, SPE noted that Sony's Crunchyroll anime streamin...
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Kagaku Manga Survival TV Anime Reveals Staff, October Premiere

Masahiro Hosoda directs educational entertainment anime at Gallop ― The official website for the television anime of the Kagaku Manga Survival (Science Manga Survival) study manga series revealed a new visual and staff for the anime, as well as its October premiere on the NHK Educational channel. Masahiro Hosoda (Heroes ~Legend of Battle Disks~, Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods) is directing the anime a...
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