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The Saint's Magic Power is Omnipotent Novel 1

This is the point where it becomes apparent that Sei is not like many other giddy isekai heroines. She has no idea what's going on, is royally pissed that she's been ignored, and she wants out now. ― If you've been following recent light novel releases with a female target audience, one of the first things you'll likely notice about Yuka Tachibana's The Saint's Magic Power is Omnipotent is that it fa...
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The New York Times Names Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken! One of 2020's Best Shows

Also listed on The Best International Shows of 2020 list The New York Times' "Best TV Shows of 2020" includes media that both premiered and ended this year, everything from critically acclaimed dramas like Better Call Saul to laugh-out-loud comedies including What We Do in the Shadows. Included twice on James Poniewozik, Mike Hale and Margaret Lyons' list is Masaaki Yuasa's anime series Keep Your H...
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Fairy Tail's Hiro Mashima to Draw Scene From NisiOisin Magical Girl Risuka Novel

Novel's 4th and final novel will ship on December 9 Monogatari author NisiOisin's Shin Honkaku Mahō Shōjo Risuka series will be releasing its fourth and final volume on December 9. To commemorate the occasion, Fairy Tail and Edens Zero creator Hiro Mashima will draw a scene from volume 1. More information will be released at a later date. Mashima has previously contributed an end card illustration ...
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Talentless Nana ‒ Episode 9

To kick things off, the resolution to last week's cliffhanger turns out to be more exquisitely convoluted than anything my high expectations could have anticipated.
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Sentai Filmworks Unveils Chidori RSC Anime's English Dub Cast

Video clip previews dub starring Brittney Karbowski, Juliet Simmons, Patricia Duran, Genevieve Simmons ― Sentai Filmworks unveiled on Monday the English dub cast for Chidori RSC, the television anime of Akki Sarumi's Rifle is Beautiful four-panel manga. The company began streaming an English dub video clip: The cast includes: Brittney Karbowski as Hikari Juliet Simmons as Izumi Patricia Duran as Erik...
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Retailer Lists Doraemon: Nobita's Little Star Wars 2021 Game for Switch

Game based on upcoming remake film listed with March 5 launch ― Retailer Rakuten is listing a game by FuRyu titled Doraemon: Nobita no Little Star Wars 2021 for the Nintendo Switch with a release date of March 5. The retailer describes the title as a party game with minigames for up to four players. The 41st film in the Doraemon franchise is titled Eiga Doraemon: Nobita no Little Star Wars (Nobita's ...
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Sleepy Princess in the Demon Castle ‒ Episode 9

At the end of the day, all the demons' efforts give them are bruised feelings, damaged dignity, and a princess with a terrible new trick up her sleeve.
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Makoto Shinkai Reacts to Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Beating His Films at the Box Office

Mugen Train is now second highest-earning film of all time in Japan ― Last Tuesday, it was reported that the Demon Slayer – Kimetsu no Yaiba – The Movie: Mugen Train anime had outsold Makoto Shinkai's your name. in Japan's box office. Shinkai himself has reacted to this new development by tweeting: "Whoa, already?! (laughs) As frustrating as that may be for me, the fact that records are constantly ge...
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Eve Releases Full Music Video for Jujutsu Kaisen Opening Theme

Jujutsu Kaisen opening theme song artist Eve released the full music video of the anime's opening song on his YouTube channel last Friday. The music video, titled "Kaikai Kitan," is edited with clips from the anime. The music video was directed by Yuichiro Saeki. Shuji Hirai (dep Management) was the motion graphic designer, and ZUMA was the lyric designer. Mizuki Numata (THINKR) was the producer. ...
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The Irregular at Magic High School: Visitor Arc ‒ Episode 9

This episode has a major problem—major character decisions are dictated by upcoming plot points rather than the characters' established motivations and personalities. Or to put it another way, it's horribly contrived.
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Healin' Good Precure Anime Film Unveils Trailer, Staff, Visual

Eiga Healin' Good ♥ Precure Yume no Machi de Kyun! tto GoGo! Daihenshin!! premieres on March 20 ― The official website for Eiga Healin' Good ♥ Precure Yume no Machi de Kyun! tto GoGo! Daihenshin!!, the Precure franchise's newest film, unveiled a trailer, staff, and a visual on Tuesday. Ryōta Nakamura (Healin' Good Precure episode director) is directing the film. Ryunosuke Kingetsu (Healin' Good Precu...
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Boruto: Naruto Next Generations ‒ Episode 176

in the wake of the attempted Divine Tree resurrection, Sai and the ANBU poured over the remains of Victor's headquarters and discovered that both he and Deepa were connected to Kara.
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futekiya Boys-Love Manga Service Adds Pink Heart Jam Manga Simulpub

1st 2 chapters launch on December 24 ― Fantasista, Inc.'s futekiya boys-love manga subscription service announced on Monday that it has licensed Shikke's Pink Heart Jam manga from Home-sha as its first simulpub BL manga. The service will add the manga's first two chapters on December 24, the same day that the second chapter debuts in Shueisha's Mellow Kiss digital magazine in Japan. Subsequent chapte...
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Digimon Adventure: ‒ Episode 26

All my complaining here is really just built-up frustrations with this arc and the show as a whole. As an episode, this one slots right back into that ‘Fine’ category.
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The Day I Became a God ‒ Episode 8

After last episode was largely spent spinning wheels, you can imagine the chill that ran down my spine when I saw this episode was titled “The Day of the Trip to the Beach.”
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Love and Heart Manga Enters Final Arc

Yen Press licensed Chitose Kaido's romance horror series ― The official Twitter account for Hakusensha's LaLa magazine revealed on Monday that Chitose Kaido's Love and Heart (Koi to Shinzō) manga will enter its final arc on Wednesday. The manga's sixth compiled book volume will ship on Friday. Yen Press licensed the manga, and will release the first volume in February 2021. It describes the manga: Su...
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Moriarty the Patriot ‒ Episode 8

If there was a time in Moriarty the Patriot when die-hard fans of the original Sherlock Holmes stories were going to take umbrage at the anime's variations, this would be it.
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Ghibli's 1st CG Feature Earwig and the Witch Previewed in 1st Promo Video

Goro Miyazaki helms anime of novel by Howl's Moving Castle author ― NHK posted on Tuesday the first promotional video for Studio Ghibli's first CG feature Earwig and the Witch, Goro Miyazaki's anime adaptation of Diana Wynne Jones' novel of the same name. The two-minute video is streaming on NHK's website. Jones published the novel in 2011, and publisher HarperCollins describes the story: Not every o...
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Voice Actress Aoi Yūki's Chimera Project Announces Cast

Yūki, Akari Kitō, Minako Kotobuki, Sora Amamiya, Mutsumi Tamura, Saori Hayami, Ayane Sakura star ― The official website for "YUKI×AOI Chimera Project," the original project that voice actress Aoi Yūki is developing with an anime as its eventual goal, announced the main cast on Tuesday: Aoi Yūki as Sunday Akari Kitō as Monday Minako Kotobuki as Tuesday Sora Amamiya as Wednesday Mutsumi Tamura as Thurs...
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Yōjo Shachō Comedy Anime's Promo Video Reveals More Cast, Theme Songs, January 1 Net Debut

Tomokazu Sugita, Chō, Houchu Ohtsuka, Aya Hisakawa, more join workplace comedy ― The official website for the anime of Odeko Fujii's Yōjo Shachō (Little Girl President) manga posted a promotional video on Tuesday. The video reveals additional cast members and the January 1 net premiere for the anime. It also announces the opening and ending theme song artists and previews the opening theme song. The ...
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Rika Kinugawa Replaces Yuka Aisaka as Voice of Uma Musume's Narita Brian

Timing of Aisaka's 2018 hiatus cited as one reason ― Talent management agency Apte Pro announced on Tuesday that voice actress Yuka Aisaka will step down from her role as Narita Brian in the Uma Musume Pretty Derby franchise. The official website for the franchise announced that Rika Kinugawa will replace her in the role. The announcement explained that the change was due to timing schedule issues fr...
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Seven Seas Licenses 7 Novels, 3 Manga

Accomplishments of the Duke's Daughter novels, Monster Musume novel spinoff, Hello World novel, more ― Seven Seas Entertainment announced on Monday that it has licensed Shinobumaru's The Haunted Bookstore – Gateway to a Parallel Universe (Wagaya wa Kakuriyo no Kashihonya-san -Ayakashi no Jō to Haraiya no Shōnen-) light novel series as the first title for its new Airship imprint. The company also anno...
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Laid-Back Camp Gets 2 VR Games This Winter

For PS4, Switch, iOS, Android, PC with English, Japanese, Chinese, Korean, French text support ― Gemdrops announced on Tuesday that it is developing two VR games based on Afro's Laid-Back Camp (Yurucamp) manga titled Yurucamp Virtual Camp Motosuko-hen (Motosu Lake Version) and Yurucamp Virtual Camp Fumoto Camp Jō-hen (Fumoto Camp Site Version). Both games are slated for release this winter for PlaySt...
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Gekidol's In-Story Zombie Anime Alice in Deadly School Announces January 4 Airing in Video

Anime based on Gekidol's in-story stage play ― The official website for the Gekidol stage play, anime, and idol project began streaming a promotional video on Tuesday for Alice in Deadly School, the anime adaptation of Gekidol's in-story stage play. The video reveals the anime's January 4 premiere date on the Tokyo MX and AT-X channels. Alice in Deadly School stars: M.A.O as Yū Sumio Chihira Mochida ...

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Thunderbolt Fantasy Puppet Show's 3rd Season Premieres in April 2021 After COVID-19 Delay

Show also unveils new visual ― The official Twitter account for the Thunderbolt Fantasy puppet-show franchise revealed on Tuesday that the show's third season will premiere in April 2021. The account also unveiled a new visual. The third season was delayed from its 2020 premiere due to the staff considering safety measures against the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19). The final episode of Thunderbo...
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New World Trigger Anime Unveils New Commercial, Visual

Anime premieres on January 9 ― The official Twitter account for the new season of the television anime of Daisuke Ashihara's World Trigger manga unveiled a new visual for the anime on Tuesday. It also posted a 15-second commercial on Sunday. アニメ #ワールドトリガー 2ndシーズン予告映像第1弾公開!映像にはボーダー本部を襲撃するガロプラ、そしてそれに立ち向かうボーダーの精鋭達の姿が!!https://t.co/MFfczkGoOm pic.twitter.com/WOUnPsShmw— アニメ「ワールドトリガー」公式 2021年1月9日(土)深夜1時30...
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Stand By Me Doraemon 2 Film Stays at #2, Live-Action 1/100,000 Opens at #4

Demon Slayer stays at #1, Grisaia & Gunbuster OVA screenings rank in mini-theaters Demon Slayer - Kimetsu no Yaiba – The Movie: Mugen Train stayed at #1 for its seventh weekend. It earned 1,032,345,100 yen (about US$9.63 million) from Friday to Sunday. The film has now sold a total of 20,532,177 tickets for 27,512,483,050 yen (about US$265 million) in 45 days. It has now earned more than James Came...
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The Gymnastics Samurai ‒ Episode 8

The Gymnastics Samurai has never been shy about its themes being based around the people we interact with in our lives, since the show's real plot effectively kicked off with a ninja following the Aragaki family home.
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Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon ‒ Episode 9

Man, it sure is strange to see the opening of this week's Yashahime addressing a lot of the issues that I've been noting over the past 8 weeks!
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Love Live! Nijigasaki High School Idol Club ‒ Episode 9

My hope is that after so many mandatory heartfelt conclusions we can get to some good, old-fashioned goofy antics for an episode or two before heading into the final stretch.
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TONIKAWA: Over The Moon For You ‒ Episode 9

The final part, then, about the laundry and buying replacement clothes is all about some of the more embarrassing aspects of learning to live together, and that part is cute in its own way.
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Soulcalibur VI Game's Hwang DLC Trailer Streamed

Hwang, new character creation set, free content update launch on Wednesday ― Bandai Namco Entertainment Europe began streaming a video on Saturday for the DLC character Hwang for the Soulcalibur VI fighting game. The character joins the game as part of the second Season Pass, and will be available as part of DLC 13 and 14 on December 2. DLC 14 will feature a new character creation set. The game is al...
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Hypnosis Mic -Division Rap Battle- Rhyme Anima ‒ Episodes 8-9

The episode heads into the Mad Trigger Crew vs Buster Bros battle and honestly? I'm a little underwhelmed.
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English Translator, Letterer Demographics Among 2020 Manga Releases Revealed

Manga letterer Phil Christie compiled information about the demographics of translators of letterers among 996 English manga books released from January to September 2020. He counted 127 active translators and 109 letterers. He also roughly determined the gender of the translators and letterers from their names, and compiled that information into two pie charts. Data gleamed from 996 books of mang...
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Akudama Drive ‒ Episode 8

Akudama Drive gives us its subtlest episode in weeks, which is a wild thing to say considering it begins with a moon-bound rocket ship crash landing in the middle of Lake Biwa.
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Tsuburaya Productions Announces Ultraman Chronicle Z: Heroes' Odyssey TV Series for January 9

Series follows Ultraman Zero, who can travel between Ultraman series' universes ― Tsuburaya Productions announced on Saturday a new television series in its Ultraman franchise titled Ultraman Chronicle Z: Heroes' Odyssey that will premiere on January 9 at 9:00 a.m. on TV Tokyo and its affiliates. The series will feature Ultraman Zero, a hero who can travel between parallel universes of different Ultr...
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Fire Force ‒ Episode 46

“Plot for Extinction” is the kind of episode that can do a lot to redeem a middling arc, which is unfortunately how I would describe this second excursion into the Nether.
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Detective Conan: Hannin no Hanzawa-san Manga Gets New Chapter

Gag spinoff about Detective Conan's black-silhouetted "criminal" debuted in May 2017 ― The January 2021 issue of Shogakukan's Shonen Sunday S magazine revealed on November 24 that Mayuko Kanba's Detective Conan: Hannin no Hanzawa-san manga, a spinoff series of Gosho Aoyama's Detective Conan manga, will get a new chapter in the magazine's next issue in December. The gag manga stars the black-silhouett...
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Higurashi: When They Cry – GOU ‒ Episode 9

However, if there is one thing I can say about GOU, it's that I do miss some of the original's totally bonkers horror.
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Jujutsu Kaisen ‒ Episode 9

This is the kind of technical storytelling that I can easily get bored with, but to JJK's credit, the show consistently makes these exposition-heavy chapters much more interesting by animating the hell out of them.
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The Saint's Magic Power is Omnipotent Novel 1

This is the point where it becomes apparent that Sei is not like many other giddy isekai heroines. She has no idea what's going on, is royally pissed that she's been ignored, and she wants out now. ― If you've been following recent light novel releases with a female target audience, one of the first things you'll likely notice about Yuka Tachibana's The Saint's Magic Power is Omnipotent is that it fa...
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Shin-Ei Animation Announces Stop-Motion Puppet TV Series About Guinea Pig Cars

Pui Pui Molcar series premieres on January 5 ― Anime studio Shin-Ei Animation announced the stop-motion puppet television series Pui Pui Molcar on Friday for premiere on January 5 at 7:30 a.m. within TV Tokyo's Kinder TV children's variety program. The series centers on guinea pigs who have become cars (the title word "Molcar" combines "car" with "morumotto," the Japanese word for "guinea pig" and a ...
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English Voice Actors Kara Edwards, Zach Bolton Announce Marriage

Worked together on Dragon Ball Z, Fairy Tail, One Piece, Pop Team Epic, more ― Voice actress Kara Edwards announced on Twitter on Thursday that she has gotten married to voice actor and ADR director Zach Bolton. She posted a photo from their wedding ceremony with the hashtag #IDoIDoIDo and wrote: "On our way to 2021, we did a thing. We have so much to be thankful for today, and now always. Wishing yo...
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I'm Standing on 1,000,000 Lives. ‒ Episode 9

Lesson learned in this episode: don't get on Kahvel's bad side.
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Abciee Shūgyō Nikki TV Anime Unveils Promo Video, January 6 Premiere

Anime centers on Osaka's ABC TV station mascot Abciee ― The official website for Abciee Shūgyō Nikki (Abciee Study Diary), Osaka's Asahi Broadcasting Corporation's (ABC) television anime based on its "Abciee" mascot character, revealed on Monday that the anime will debut on ABC TV on January 6 at 25:32 (effectively, January 7 at 1:32 a.m.). The website began streaming a promotional video for the seri...
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ufotable Commemorates End of Fate/Stay Night: Heaven's Feel with 'Finale' Image

Fate/Stay Night: Heaven's Feel production studio ufotable has created an illustration and a special website to celebrate the conclusion of the film trilogy. ― Fate/Stay Night: Heaven's Feel production studio ufotable has created an illustration and a special website to celebrate the conclusion of the film trilogy. The image, which shows the main characters of the anime decked out in formal outfits, w...
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Wandering Witch - The Journey of Elaina ‒ Episode 9

Plenty of shows can jump the shark, but here Wandering Witch jumps the shark only to land in the waiting, ravenous maw of a second, larger shark.
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Tennis Champion Naomi Osaka Stars in New Manga

Kodansha's shojo magazine Nakayoshi recently announced on Twitter that a new manga starring three-time Grand Slam singles champion Naomi Osaka will launch in its February issue, which releases on December 28. The manga will be drawn by Futago Kamikita (manga artist group best known for the manga adaptations of the Pretty Cure franchise) and overseen by Naomi's sister Mari Osaka. 🔥BIG NEWS🔥なかよし2月号(...
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Assault Lily Bouquet ‒ Episode 8

The main conceit of this one is a sports festival, and while the way they described it initially made me think we might be heading into a tournament arc of some sort, it turns out to be much more the anime standard.
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Haikyu!! To The Top ‒ Episode 22

Never underestimate the power of the dumb guy – if there's one lesson I've learned from shounen manga and anime, it's that.
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Everyday♪ Today's Menu for Emiya Family Switch Game Delayed Again

Aniplex will announce new release date later ― Aniplex announced on Monday that the Everyday♪ Today's MENU for EMIYA Family (Mainichi♪ Emiya-sanchi no Kyō no Gohan) game has been further delayed to improve the product quality of the entire game. The company will announce a new release date at a later time. The game is based on the net anime of TAa's Today's Menu for Emiya Family (Emiya-sanchi no Kyō ...
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New World Trigger Anime Previewed in 1st Trailer

Anime premieres on January 9 ― Toei Animation started streaming the first full trailer for the new season of the television anime of Daisuke Ashihara's World Trigger manga on Saturday. While the video is region-locked to Japan, the anime's official Twitter account is also streaming a region-free 15-second version of the video, but with a different narrator. アニメ #ワールドトリガー 2ndシーズン予告映像第1弾公開!映像にはボーダー本部を襲...
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Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? III ‒ Episode 9

You shouldn't ever have to choose between doing what's right and doing what's easy, but unfortunately the former is very rarely also the latter.
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Universal Studios Japan Opens Super Nintendo World on February 4

Video previews Mario Kart: Bowser's Challenge attraction ― Nintendo announced on Monday that Universal Studios Japan's Super Nintendo World area will open on February 4. The official YouTube account for Universal Studios Japan began streaming an announcement video, and it unveils the Mario Kart ~Koopa's Challenge~ (Bowser's Challenge) attraction. The new attraction will include a stone statue of Bows...
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Kuma Kuma Kuma Bear ‒ Episode 8

I had hoped that when Yuna went out into the greater world, she would find others that could match her in strength and discover she had been little more than a big fish in a small pond.
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Live-Action Night Beyond the Tricornered Window Film Streams Behind-The-Scenes Video

Film starring Masaki Okada opens on January 22 ― The live-action film of Tomoko Yamashita's The Night Beyond the Tricornered Window (Sankaku Mado no Sotogawa wa Yoru) boys-love manga began streaming a behind-the-scenes video on Sunday. The video features a scene of the two protagonists eating at a yakiniku restaurant, and the staff released the video on Sunday to commemorate "Good Meat Day" ("Ii Niku...
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DMP Listed as Licensing The Day I Was Forced to Marry God, The Day I Divorced God Manga

Both volumes listed as shipping on January 27, 2021 ― Diamond Comic Distributors' PreviewsWorld website is listing that Digital Manga Publishing has acquired the licenses for Tamosan's The Day I Was Forced to Marry God (Cult Shūkyō Shijitemashita) and The Day I Divorced God (Cult Shūkyō Yamemashita) manga. The company will ship both manga in English on January 27, 2021. PreviewsWorld describes both m...
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Drecom Reveals Wizardry VA 3D Dungeon RPG for Smartphones

Drecom acquired copyrights, trademarks to game series last month ― Japanese video game developer Drecom announced on Monday that it is developing a new game in the Wizardry game series, a 3D dungeon RPG for smartphones tentatively titled Wizardry VA. Drecom has not yet revealed a release window for the game. The company is streaming a video for the game. Drecom plans to release the game worldwide. Dr...

Goblin Slayer: The Endless Revenge Smartphone Game Ends Service After 1 Year

1st smartphone game in franchise launched last December ― The official Twitter account for the Goblin Slayer: The Endless Revenge smartphone game announced on Monday that the game will end service on December 25 at 3:00 p.m. JST. The game itself will detail in a notice how to request refunds. The game launched last December as the first smartphone game in the franchise. SB Creative published the firs...
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13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim Game Gets 4-Panel Manga

Vanillaware's latest game launched in English on September 22 ― The official website for Bushiroad's Monthly Bushiroad magazine is listing that Tiger Hiiragi will draw a manga adaptation of Vanillaware's 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim PlayStation 4 game starting in the magazine's January 2021 issue on December 8. The manga's title is Yonkoma Jūsan Kihei Bōeiken!! Kochira Sector X (4-Panel 13 Sentinels: Aegi...
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Chainsaw Man, Teasing Master Takagi-san, Duel Masters Nominated for 66th Shogakukan Manga Awards

Dead Dead Demon's Dededede Destruction, Burning Kabaddi also nominated ― The judging committee of the 66th Shogakukan Manga Awards revealed the nominees for this year's awards. Each winning title will be honored with a bronze statuette and a prize of 1 million yen (about US$9,000). The winners will be announced on January 19. Best Children's Manga Title: Duel Masters series Author: Shigenobu Matsumot...
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Argonavis from BanG Dream! AAside Smartphone Game Launches in January

Game's story to be set after anime with adventure, rhythm game elements ― Bushiroad and DeNA announced on Sunday that their Argonavis from BanG Dream! AASide smartphone game will launch for iOS and Android devices in January. The official YouTube channel for the franchise streamed the game's opening movie earlier this month. The game's story will be set after the story of the anime. The game will hav...
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Caravan Stories RPG Gets Switch Release

PS4 version of RPG launched in N. America in September 2019 ― Game developer Aiming announced during the Caravan Stories third-anniversary live stream on Saturday that it is developing a Nintendo Switch version of the game. The PlayStation 4 version of the free-to-play exploration game launched in North America in September 2019. The game was originally slated to launch in July 2019, but was delayed....
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Live-Action Liar x Liar Film's Trailer Reveals February 19 Debut

New visual, theme song artist also revealed ― Asmik Ace began streaming the trailer on Monday for the live-action film of Renjuro Kindaichi's Liar x Liar manga. The video previews Six Tones' theme song "Boku ga Boku janai Mitai da" (It's Like I'm Not Myself). The film will open in Japan on February 19. The staff also revealed a new visual on Monday. Hokuto Matsumura and Nana Mori star in the film as ...
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Sk8 the Infinity Anime's TV Ad Previews Ending Theme

Insert song artists also revealed for skateboarding anime premiering on January 9 ― The staff for director Hiroko Utsumi (Banana Fish, Free! - Iwatobi Swim Club, Free! Eternal Summer) and animation studio BONES' (Eureka Seven, My Hero Academia) original anime project Sk8 the Infinity revealed on Sunday that Yūri will perform the show's ending theme song "Infinity." The show's Twitter account is also ...

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Capsizes Titanic to Become #2 All-Time Film in Japan

Mugen Train earns 27.5 billion yen, just below Spirited Away's 30.8 billion yen ― Demon Slayer - Kimetsu no Yaiba – The Movie: Mugen Train anime has sold a total of 20,532,177 tickets for 27,512,483,050 yen (about US$265 million) in 45 days — thus earning more than James Cameron's Titanic (26.2 billion yen) to become the second highest-earning film of all time in Japan. Only Spirited Away (30.8 billi...
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Top-Selling Light Novels in Japan by Volume: 2020

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba is 1st novelization to take top 3 spots, followed by Overlord, Demon Slayer film novel ― For the first time since Oricon began reporting its book ranking charts in April of 2008, the novelization of one franchise took both of the top two spots in the general book ranking, in addition to the top three spots in the light novel ranking. This list covers sales surveyed from...
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Top-Selling Light Novels in Japan by Series: 2020

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba is 1st franchise to top general book & manga rankings in 1 year ― For the first time since Oricon began reporting its book ranking charts in April of 2008, one franchise topped both the general book ranking and the manga ranking in a year. It is also the first time one franchise took the top two spots in the general book ranking. This list covers sales surveyed from Nov...
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Top-Selling Manga in Japan by Volume: 2020

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba takes record top 22 spots, followed by 3 One Piece books, more Demon Slayer, SPY×FAMILY, Attack on Titan ― For the first time since Oricon began reporting its book ranking charts in April of 2008, one franchise, Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, took the top 22 slots on the ranking chart. In addition, the limited editions of Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba volume 20 and 21...
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Top-Selling Manga in Japan by Series: 2020

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba sells 82 million, followed by Kingdom, One Piece, Haikyu!!, Jujutsu Kaisen ― For the first time since Oricon began reporting its book ranking charts in April of 2008, one franchise topped both the general book ranking and the manga ranking in the same year. This list covers sales surveyed from November 18, 2019 to November 22, 2020. Rank Title Author Estimated Sales 1 D...

My Hero Academia's 3rd Anime Film Confirms Returning Main Staff

― My Hero Academia the Movie 3, the tentatively titled third My Hero Academia anime film opening next summer, unveiled its main staff on Monday. Kenji Nagasaki is returning from the television series and two previous films in the franchise to direct the new film at BONES. Other returning staff members include scriptwriter Yousuke Kuroda, character designer Yoshihiko Umakoshi, and composer Yuki Hayas...
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The Promised Neverland Manga Gets New Bonus Chapter About Sister Krone

36-page new chapter debuts on December 7 ― This year's 52nd issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine revealed on Monday that the magazine will publish a new bonus chapter for Kaiu Shirai and Posuka Demizu's The Promised Neverland manga in the magazine's first 2021 issue, which will ship on December 7. The 36-page one-shot will focus on the past of Sister Krone, and it will feature a center col...

My Hero Academia Gets 3rd Anime Film in Summer 2021

Kohei Horikoshi to again serve as chief supervisor, original character designer ― This year's 52nd issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine revealed on Monday that the My Hero Academia franchise will get a third anime film that will premiere in summer 2021. Original manga creator Kohei Horikoshi will again serve as chief supervisor and original character designer. Horikoshi had said in an auth...
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Hidekaz Himaruya's New Manga to Focus on Prime Ministers

Comedy manga by Hetalia author launches on January 4 ― Manga creator Hidekaz Himaruya revealed on Twitter on Sunday the details of his new manga series. The new comedy manga will have a theme of Japanese prime ministers, and is titled Sōri Club (Prime Minister Club). The January issue of Shueisha's Jump SQ. magazine will reveal more details on December 4. Manga creator Kenichi Sakura is in charge of ...
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Laid-Back Camp Season 2 to Premiere on January 7

Cast to appear at delayed Tokyo event on April 11; more Sanrio goods in the works ― The "Laid-Back Camp Season 2: Iwata/Hamamatsu" preview screening event announced on Sunday that Yurucamp Season 2, the second television anime season based on Afro's Yurucamp (Yurukyan△, Laid-Back Camp Δ) manga, will premiere on the AT-X channel on January 7 at 11:00 p.m. It will then run on Tokyo MX, BS11, Sun Tv, KB...
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Square Enix Announces SaGa Frontier Remastered Game

Remastered RPG releases for PS4, Switch, iOS, Android, PC via Steam in summer 2021 ― Square Enix announced a remastered version of its 1997 SaGa Frontier game on Saturday. The company will release the remastered edition of the game for PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, iOS, Android, and PC via Steam in summer 2021. The release will feature English and Japanese text. Alongside remastered graphics, the g...
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Bushiroad, Broccoli Plan to 'Reboot' Di Gi Charat Franchise

Franchise characters to appear in Lost Decade smartphone game ― Bushiroad announced on Friday that the first project as part of its new partnership with media company Broccoli is a collaboration between Di Gi Charat and Bushiroad's Lost Decade smartphone game, as part of an overall plan to "reboot" Broccoli's Di Gi Charat franchise. Bushiroad released the smartphone game on September 21, and characte...
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Bushiroad Forms Partnership With Broccoli, Purchases 3.89% of Company

Bushiroad purchased 341,100 shares of Broccoli between September to December 2019 ― Bushiroad announced on Friday that it has concluded a contract with media company Broccoli for a partnership between the two companies. Bushiroad stated that its reason the partnership is part of its overall mission to "create a new era of entertainment" as an IP developer. Prior to the partnership, Bushiroad purchase...
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The Hidden Dungeon Only I Can Enter Anime's 2nd Promo Video Previews Theme Song

Akari Kitō, Yuki Nagano join cast for series premiering on January 8 ― The official website for the television anime of Meguru Seto's The Hidden Dungeon Only I Can Enter (Ore Dake Haireru Kakushi Dungeon ~Kossori Kitaete Sekai Saikyō) light novel series began streaming the show's second promotional video on Sunday. The video reveals and previews Coalamode's ending theme song "Nemophila." The official...

Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya Drei!! Manga Ends 3rd Part, Story Continues

Hiroshi Hiroyama launched latest sequel manga in 2012 ― Hiroshi Hiroyama announced in the January 2021 issue of Kadokawa's Comp Ace magazine on Friday that the third part of his Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya Drei!! manga has ended. The author comments stated that the story will continue. Hiroyama's original manga re-imagines the Fate/stay night character Illyasviel von Einzbern in an alternate unive...
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Her Blue Sky Manga Ends in Next Chapter in January

Comic Newtype website will publish final chapter on January 29 ― The official Twitter account of Kadokawa's Comic Newtype web comic site announced on Friday that Yaeko Ninagawa's manga adaptation of the Her Blue Sky (Sora no Aosa o Shiru Hito yo) original anime film will end in its next chapter. The Comic Newtype website will publish the 15th and final chapter of the manga on January 29. Yaeko Ninaga...
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Wixoss Diva(A)Live Anime Reveals Promo Video, January 8 Debut, 4 More Cast Members

M.A.O, more join cast for latest series in Wixoss franchise ― The official website for Wixoss Diva(A)Live, the new television anime in Takara Tomy's Wixoss franchise, began streaming a promotional video for the series on Sunday. The video reveals that the anime will premiere on Tokyo MX and BS11 on January 8 at 24:30 (effectively January 9 at 12:30 a.m.). The website also revealed four more cast memb...

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Teasing Master Takagi-san VR Anime's Expansion Launches on December 3

Expansion for Oculus Quest features 4 more scenes, new mode ― Kayac announced on Saturday that Karakai Jōzu no Takagi-san VR 1&2 Gakki (Teasing Master Takagi-san VR 1st and 2nd Semester), an expanded version of the virtual reality (VR) anime of Sōichirō Yamamoto's Teasing Master Takagi-san (Karakai Jōzu no Takagi-san) manga, will launch for the Oculus Quest on December 3. The expansion will include f...
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Taishi Tsutsui Finishes Storyboard for Final Chapter of We Never Learn Manga

Manga entered "parallel story" arcs in March ― Manga creator Taishi Tsutsui revealed on Twitter on Saturday that he has drawn the storyboard for the final chapter of his We Never Learn (Boku-tachi wa Benkyō ga Dekinai) manga. Weekly Shonen Jump published the final chapter of the "X=Hakugin no Shikkoku Ningyo-hime Hen" (X=Shimmering Ebony Mermaid Princess Arc) of the manga on March 9. Starting in the ...
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Final Fantasy XIV Game Streams Trailer for Patch 5.4 'Futures Rewritten'

Final Fantasy XIV Announcement Showcase streams on February 5 at 8:30 p.m. EST ― The official YouTube channel for the Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn MMORPG began streaming a trailer on Saturday that previews the game's Patch 5.4 titled "Futures Rewritten." The game's website describes the new story of the patch's main quests: With Elidibus defeated and the fate of the First secured, the Scions mak...
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Captain Tsubasa: Rise of New Champions Game Reveals 1st DLC Characters

Stefan Levin, Singprasert Bunnaak, Ricardo Espadas join game in early December ― The English Twitter account for Bandai Namco Entertainment's Captain Tsubasa: Rise of New Champions game revealed on Thursday that the game's first three DLC characters are midfielder Stefan Levin, defender Singprasert Bunnaak, and goalkeeper Ricardo Espadas. The three characters will join the game as DLC in early Decemb...
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Kano Performs Ending Theme for Sōkō Musume Senki Anime

Series featuring female characters clad in parts from Little Battlers eXperience robots premieres on January 6 ― The official website for the Sōkō Musume Senki television anime revealed on Friday that Kano will perform the show's ending theme song "Compass Song." The anime will premiere on January 6 and will air on Tokyo MX, BS11, and MBS. The anime stars: Rikako Aida as Riko Rie Murakawa as Yui Saor...
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World Witches Take Off! TV Anime Announces Theme Song Artists, January 12 Debut

Yoko Ishida, different units of 501st & 502nd contribute theme songs ― The streamed World Witches Music Festa 2020 concert event announced on Saturday the theme song artists and January 12 premiere for the World Witches Hasshin Shimasu—! (World Witches Take Off!) television animes. Yoko Ishida is singing the opening song "Wanna Fly?" which is written, scored, and arranged by Kentarō Sonoda. The "501 ...

King's Raid Anime's Blu-ray Disc Release Canceled

26-episode series premiered on October 2 ― The official website for KING's RAID: Successors of the Will (King's Raid: Ishi o Tsugumono-tachi), the television anime of South Korean developer Vespa's King's Raid smartphone RPG app, revealed on Friday that the staff are canceling the six planned Blu-ray Disc releases of the anime due to "various circumstances." The anime premiered on October 2, and will...
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Gintama: The Final Film Gets Novel Adaptation in January

Film, novel adaptation adapting manga's finale both release on January 8 ― Shueisha's Jump J-Books novel imprint is listing that Gintama The Final, the new anime film of Hideaki Sorachi's Gintama manga, will get a novel adaptation that will release on January 8, the same day the film opens in Japan. Mirei Miyamoto is writing the novel. The film is billed as "the finale, for real this time." The film ...
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Saudi Arabian Organization MiSK Foundation Plans to Purchase Majority Stake in SNK

Organization's game development subsidiary to purchase initial 33.3% stake for US$216.5 million ― The Saudi Arabian organization MiSK Foundation (Mohammed bin Salman Foundation) revealed on Thursday that it will invest US$216.5 million in Japanese game developer SNK through MiSK Foundation's wholly owned Electronic Gaming Development Company. The MiSK Foundation will own an initial 33.3% stake in SNK...
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Pornographer Playback BL Manga Gets Live-Action Film

Main Pornographer manga, spinoff series Mood Indigo both previously inspired live-action series ― Fuji TV announced on September 3 that the live-action adaptations of Maki Marukido's Pornographer boys' love manga is receiving a sequel film. The company revealed a visual for the film on Friday. Chihiro Onitsuka will return from the series to perform the theme song "Slow Dance," written specifically fo...
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JFF Plus Online Film Festival Screens Pigtails, Sumikko Gurashi, Drawer Hobbs, 8 More Anime in U.S. in December

Other films include: 'Gon, the Little Fox,' Tokyo Marble Chocolate, Li'l Spider Girl, NORMAN THE SNOWMAN -The Northern Light-, Kick-Heart, NORMAN THE SNOWMAN-On a Night of Shooting Stars-, The Girl from the Other Side, Moon of a sleepless night ― The Japan Foundation will host the JFF Plus Online Film Festival in the United States from December 4-13. The Japanese Film Festival's (JFF) website will st...
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