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This Week in Anime - What Do You Do When Your Fav Anime Isn't Simulcast?

In the modern streaming landscape, almost every anime series is simulcast for fans. Almost. Chris and Steve discuss what happens when a highly-anticipated series gets passed over. ― In the modern streaming landscape, almost every anime series is simulcast for fans. Almost. Chris and Steve discuss what happens when a highly-anticipated series gets passed over. Disclaimer: The views and opinions expre...
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Ragna Crimson Manga Volume 11 Review

Ragna Crimson volume 11 effectively ends the first major arc of the manga and encapsulates all of the strengths and struggles of what has come thus far. Ragna Crimson Volume 11 effectively ends the first major arc of the manga and encapsulates the strengths and struggles of what has come thus far. The volume is essentially broken into three pieces: the battle, a flashback with Ultimatia and Wolteka...
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Kurayukaba and Kuramerukagari Anime Movies Review

These tenously-linked films sport impressive world-building and mechanical designs but suffer from undercooked plots. ― Streaming worldwide on Crunchyroll on the day of their Japanese theatrical release, does the distribution pattern of these one-hour-long thematically-linked movies mark a new strategy for the Sony-owned service? I can't see anything similar happening with massive properties like Dem...
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Blue Wolves of Mibu Manga's 1st Part Ends; 'Shinsengumi Arc' Starts on April 24

Manga launched in 2021; anime adaptation premieres in fall ― This year's 20th issue of Kodansha's Weekly Shōnen Magazine published on Wednesday the final chapter of the first part of Tsuyoshi Yasuda's The Blue Wolves of Mibu (Ao no Miburo) manga, and also revealed that the next arc titled "Shinsengumi Arc" will start in the magazine's next issue on April 24. Yasuda launched the manga in Weekly Shōnen...
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GKIDS Acquires N. American Theatrical Rights for Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence Film

4K restoration of film to debut at Chicago Critic's Film Festival ― GKIDS announced on Twitter on Wednesday that it has acquired the North American theatrical rights to Mamoru Oshii's Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence film. A new 4K restoration of the film will first premiere at the Chicago Critic's Film Festival this summer before a wide release. GKIDS describes the film's story: In the year 2032, th...
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North American Anime, Manga Releases, April 14-20

Rozen Maiden anime; Trinity Seven Revision, Snowball Earth manga ship" ― Anime Releases Title Publisher Suggested Retail Price Date Rozen Maiden BDAnimeNewsNetwork Sentai Filmworks US$119.98 Sentai Filmworks Print Manga Releases Title Publisher Suggested Retail Price Date 15 Minutes Before We Really Date GN 2Please Yen Press US$15.00 April 16 Associate Professor Akira Takatsuki's Conjecture GN 3Cite ...
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Sega's Golden Axe Game Gets 10-Episode Animated Series on Comedy Central

Matthew Rhys, Danny Pudi, Lisa Gilroy, Liam McIntyre, Carl Tart star in series based on 1989 game ― Comedy Central announced on Wednesday that it has ordered a 10-episode animated series based on Sega's Golden Axe video game series. The cast of the show includes Matthew Rhys as Gillius Thunderhead, Danny Pudi as Hampton Squib, Lisa Gilroy as Tyrus Flare, Liam McIntyre as Ax Battler, and Carl Tart as...
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4 Men Charged With Copying, Selling Strike Witches Anime Design Materials

Material copies sold through online auctions, generated estimated 10 million yen in sales ― The Yomiuri Shimbun reported on Wednesday that the Metropolitan Police Department sent documents to the Tokyo District Public Prosecutors Office regarding suspicion towards four men of copyright law violation, for illegally copying production materials of the Strike Witches anime. The material copies have been...
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Voice Actor Dave Underwood Dies at 57

Underwood voiced characters in You're Under Arrest, Crusher Joe, Kite ― Voice actor Dave Underwood (David Kent Underwood II) died on April 6. He was 57. His family will hold a wake for him on April 20. They have also set up at GoFundMe account for burial expenses. Underwood was born on December 28, 1966. He attended broadcasting school at Specs Howard School of Broadcast Arts in Southfield, MI, and h...
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Unnamed Memory ‒ SERIES PREMIERE

Both Oscar and Tinasha have to learn to let go a little in order to move forward, and I don't think either of them are particularly good at it
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Pokémon Frienda Game Launches in Japanese Arcades in July

Game allows players to catch Pokémon, use them later in battles with Frienda Pick cards ― Marvelous and Takara Tomy Arts revealed a new Pokémon arcade game titled Pokémon Frienda on Monday. The arcade game will launch in Japanese arcades later this year in July. The game will feature touchscreen controls, and will allow players to catch Pokémon, which generates "Frienda Pick" cards. Players can then ...
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Spice & Wolf: merchant meets the wise wolf ‒ SERIES PREMIERE

While I'm not fully convinced this project was necessary, Holo and Lawrence's chemistry and banter still draw me inexorably into the world of Spice & Wolf.
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Araki Joh, Kenji Nagatomo's Bartender Manga Gets New Mini-Series Manga

New manga runs for 5 consecutive issues, launches on May 1 ― This year's 10th issue of Shueisha's Grand Jump magazine revealed on Wednesday that writer Araki Joh and illustrator Kenji Nagatomo's Bartender manga will return for a short manga mini-series that will serialize for five consecutive issues, beginning with the magazine's next issue on May 1. The manga will have a color opening page. Shueisha...
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Bartender Glass of God #3 [rate]
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Studio Ghibli Earns Cannes' Honorary Palme d'Or; Time Magazine Names Hayao Miyazaki in Top 100 Most Influential People List

Ghibli's Honorary Palme d'Or marks 1st time Cannes Festival has given honor to entire group ― The 77th Cannes International Film Festival announced on Wednesday that it is awarding Studio Ghibli with the Honorary Palme d'Or. The prize honors those who have achieved notable work but had never won a competitive Palme d'Or, the festival's highest award. According to the festival's staff, this marks the ...
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Hajime no Ippo Boxing Manga Goes on 1-Week Hiatus

Series to return in Weekly Shonen Magazine issue 21/22 ― This year's 20th issue of Kodansha's Weekly Shonen Magazine revealed on Wednesday that George Morikawa's Hajime no Ippo boxing manga would be on hiatus this week in order to prepare for the magazine's combined 21st and 22nd double issue. K Manga publishes the series in English and describes the series: What does it feel like to be strong? That...
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KonoSuba – God’s blessing on this wonderful world! 3 #2 [rate]
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Date A Live V #2 [rate]
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Undead Unluck TV Anime Adds 3 to English Dub Cast

Anne Yatco, Suzie Yeung, Risa Mei join cast ― TMS Entertainment announced three new members of the English dub cast on Tuesday for the television anime of Yoshifumi Tozuka's Undead Unluck manga ahead of the final arc of the season. The newly added cast members include: Anne Yatco as Anno Un Suzie Yeung as Bunny (Backs) Risa Mei as Yusai Tony Oliver is directing the dub at Bang Zoom! Studios. The seri...
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Mysterious Disappearances #2 [rate]
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Train to the End of the World ‒ SERIES PREMIERE

With its blend of various elements, this trip to Ikebukuro is a collection of demented parables bearing cute facades and sheathed claws.
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The Many Sides of Voice Actor Radio #2 [rate]
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No Longer Allowed In Another World Anime Casts Aoi Yūki, Mai Nakahara

Yūki, Nakahara play Warderia, Isha in July anime ― The staff for the television anime of Hiroshi Noda and Takahiro Wakamatsu's No Longer Allowed In Another World (Isekai Shikkaku) manga revealed two new cast members on Wednesday. The newly announced cast members are: Aoi Yūki as Warderia Mai Nakahara as Isha The anime will debut in July. The cast includes: Hiroshi Kamiya as Sensei (Osamu Dazai) Rumi ...
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The Grimm Variations #1 [rate]

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Watch Kana Hanazawa Voice an Adorable Shark in Behind-the-Scenes Short

Odekake Kozame anime takes peek inside recording booth ― More and more anime fans are getting a look into the recording sessions of their favorite anime's voice actors. This is often delivered as bonus material on DVD/Blu-ray Discs or on television specials, and more recently, as behind-the-scenes videos online. One of the anime series showing off the recording sessions is none other than Odekake Koz...
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2nd Dead Dead Demon's Dededede Destruction Anime Film's Trailer Previews Both Films' Theme Songs

2nd film opens in Japan on May 24 ― The official website for the two-part anime film adaptation of Inio Asano's Dead Dead Demon's Dededede Destruction manga began streaming a trailer for the second film on Wednesday. The trailer previews both films' theme songs, "Zett-Zett-Zett-Zett- Zettai Seiiki" (Abababab Absolute Sanctuary) by ano feat. Lilas Ikuta (which plays first in the trailer) and "Seishun ...
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French-Japanese Film Ghost Cat Anzu to Screen at Cannes Directors' Fortnight

Film opens in Japan on July 19 ― The official website for Ghost Cat Anzu, Shin-Ei Animation and France's Miyu Productions' 2D-animated film based on Takashi Imashiro's Bakeneko Anzu-chan manga, announced on Tuesday that the film will screen during the Directors' Fortnight at the 77th Cannes International Film Festival. The annual film festival takes place in France from May 14 to May 25. The film wi...
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Tatsuki Fujimoto's 'Look Back' Anime Film Unveils Trailer, Theme Song, More Staff

Chainsaw Man creator's film opens in Japan on June 28 ― Avex began streaming the full trailer for the anime film of Chainsaw Man creator Tatsuki Fujimoto's "Look Back" one-shot manga on Wednesday. The trailer previews the film's theme "Light song" by composer haruka nakamura and singer urara, and the film project listed more staff members. The newly announced staff members are: Art Director: Kiyoshi ...
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Tell Your Special Someone Your Love is Forever With Black Jack's Diamond Engagement & Wedding Rings

You don't have to be an unlicensed medical practitioner to buy one either ― One of the most common ways to express your intent to marry someone, at least in many Western cultures, is the exchange of an engagement ring. However, with so many brands and designs for engagement and wedding rings on the market, it's a daunting task to choose one. Now, anime and manga fans have one extra choice with the ne...
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27th Detective Conan Film Opens at #1, HAIKYU!! The Dumpster Battle Drops to #4

2024 Doraemon film drops to #5, Gundam SEED FREEDOM back at #6 ― The Detective Conan: Hyakuman Doru no Michishirube (Case Closed: The Million-dollar Pentagram) film ranked at #1 in its opening weekend, selling 2,274,333 tickets and earning 3,352,494,500 (about US$21.7 million) yen in its first three days. The new film has exceeded the opening weekend of Detective Conan: Kurogane no Submarine (Iron Su...

Viz Manga App Expands Availability Beyond Canada, U.S.

Also: Viz's app adds Marvel manga ― VIz Media's manga app is now available in the U.K., Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand after announcing last year it would expand its availability. The app was previously only available in Canada and the U.S. The company also expanded its library on Tuesday by adding Marvel manga to the platform. ANN reached out to Viz Media, who confirmed simulpub content as wel...
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Urusei Yatsura ‒ Episode 36

This episode felt like a catharsis for me because Shutaro's suffering is pretty much the punchline for every single joke and I love it!
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A Condition Called Love ‒ SERIES PREMIERE

At best, Hananoi comes off as incredibly codependent and unable to recognize someone setting a clear set of boundaries. At worst, this guy has all the charisma of a potential serial killer.
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Japanese Man Arrested for Selling Hacked Versions of Pokémon in Pokémon Violet Game

Sales allegedly took place between December 2022-March 2023 ― Kyoto police have arrested 36-year-old interior decorator Yoshihiro Yamakawa under suspicion of violating Japan's Unfair Competition Prevention Act by selling hacked versions of Pokémon in the Pokémon Violet game for Nintendo Switch. The man was arrested during a cyber patrol on April 9 in Uji City. The suspect allegedly modified the Poké...
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Rock Band the GazettE's Bassist Reita Dies

Band performed theme song for Black Butler II ― The official website for Japanese rock band the GazettE announced on Tuesday that their bassist Reita died on Monday. There will be a memorial service for close relatives. The GazettE (formerly known as Gazette) formed in 2002 with vocalist Ruki, bassist Reita, and lead guitarist Uruha. Uruha and Ruki are current members alongside guitarist Aoi and drum...
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This Week in Anime - What Do You Do When Your Fav Anime Isn't Simulcast?

In the modern streaming landscape, almost every anime series is simulcast for fans. Almost. Chris and Steve discuss what happens when a highly-anticipated series gets passed over. ― In the modern streaming landscape, almost every anime series is simulcast for fans. Almost. Chris and Steve discuss what happens when a highly-anticipated series gets passed over. Disclaimer: The views and opinions expre...
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Peter Grill and the Philosopher's Time Manga to End in 15th Volume

Final volume scheduled for fall release ― The 14th compiled book volume of Daisuke Hiyama's Peter Grill and the Philosopher's Time (Peter Grill to Kenja no Jikan) manga revealed on April 11 that the series will end with the 15th volume's release in fall. The anime's first season premiered in July 2020. Sentai Filmworks licensed the series for home video and digital release, and HIDIVE and Crunchyrol...
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Ragna Crimson Manga Volume 11 Review

Ragna Crimson volume 11 effectively ends the first major arc of the manga and encapsulates all of the strengths and struggles of what has come thus far. Ragna Crimson Volume 11 effectively ends the first major arc of the manga and encapsulates the strengths and struggles of what has come thus far. The volume is essentially broken into three pieces: the battle, a flashback with Ultimatia and Wolteka...
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Oblivion Battery #2 [rate]
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Touken Ranbu Kai: Kyoden Moyuru Honnōji #3 [rate]
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Touken Ranbu Kai: Kyoden Moyuru Honnōji #2 [rate]
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Touken Ranbu Kai: Kyoden Moyuru Honnōji #1 [rate]
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Unnamed Memory #2 [rate]
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Akira Hizuki, Minmi Tachibana Launch New Full-Color, Vertical-Scrolling Queens Blade Spinoff Manga

Nanashi no Tensei manga launches on Fire CROSS manga website on Monday ― Hobby Japan's Fire CROSS manga website launched a new, full-color, vertical-scrolling Queen's Blade spinoff manga titled Nanashi no Tensei (Nanashi's Reincarnation) on Monday. Akira Hizuki (Desire Pandora) and Minmi Tachibana are drawing the manga, and Hobby Japan is credited for the original work. The new spinoff manga is part ...
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Sound! Euphonium 3 ‒ SEASON PREMIERE

Of course, the anime's tenor of interaction sings any time we see Kumiko and Reina together with their co-conspirator chemistry.
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Seven Days War Novelist Osamu Sōda Dies at 95

Sōda's 1985 novel inspired live-action film in 1988, anime film in 2019 ― Novelist Osamu Sōda died on April 8 at a hospital in Nagoya due to pneumonia. He was 95. According to Sōda's family, his condition suddenly deteriorated after he was hospitalized due to a cold on April 4. Kadokawa, which published many of Sōda's works, also released a statement regarding his death on Tuesday. Kadokawa stated th...
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Rinkai! Women's Cycling Anime Reveals 3 More Cast Members

Yukari Anzai, Miho Morisaki, Yuka Ozaki join cast after April 9 premiere ― The official X (formerly Twitter) account for the Rinkai! project revealed three more cast members for its anime series. The three cast members will all start performing in the anime's second episode on Tuesday. The new cast members are (from image above, top to bottom): Yukari Anzai as Chigiri Toyohashi Miho Morisaki as Suzu ...

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Crunchyroll, Crypton Future Media Criticized After New Hatsune Miku Concerts Forgo Transparent Displays

Change.org petition with 6,200+ signatures asks for refunds ― Crunchyroll and Crypton Future Media have been facing criticism from Hatsune Miku fans after the "HATSUNE MIKU EXPO 2024 North America tour powered by Crunchyroll" concert tour started in Vancouver, Canada on April 4. According to fans who have attended the concerts so far, the concerts seem to be using a LED screen instead of the trademar...
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T・P BON Anime's Trailer Previews Theme Songs, Time Travel Scenes

Season 1 debuts on Netflix on May 2, season 2 on July 17 ― Netflix began streaming an English-subtitled trailer for T・P BON, the first anime series adatptation of the T・P BON (Time Patrol Bon) manga by Doraemon co-creator Fujiko F. Fujio, on Monday. The video highlights the the show's time traveling story, particularly scenes from the Bronze Age, the Middle Ages, World War II, and beyond. The trailer...

Keanu Reeves Joins Live-Action Sonic the Hedgehog 3 Film as Shadow

Reeves joins Krysten Ritter, Alyla Browne, James Wolk, Sofia Pernas, Cristo Fernández, Jorma Taccone as new cast members ― Deadline reported on Monday that Keanu Reeves is joining the cast of the live-action Sonic the Hedgehog 3 film as Shadow the Hedgehog. Variety confirmed in February that Jim Carrey will reprise his role as Dr. Robotnik for the third film. IGN additionally reported that Krysten Ri...
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Delicious in Dungeon x Urakita Craft Studio Collab for Wooden Barrel Mugs

Raise your glasses high when enjoying your dungeon delicacies ― A staple in any fantasy story is definitely the wooden barrel mug. They're found in movies like Lord of the Rings, games like Dungeons & Dragons, and a myriad of fantasy anime and manga series. Now you can feel like you're exploring a dungeon with the new Delicious in Dungeon wood barrel jockey mug from Urakita Craft Studio. The Urakita ...
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Sand Land Game Releases New Trailer Set to Darude's 'Sandstorm'

Game launches on April 26 for PS4, PS5, Xbox X|S, PC ― Bandai Namco Entertainment America began streaming a new trailer on Monday for the upcoming role-playing action game based on the late Akira Toriyama's Sand Land manga set to the popular meme song "Sandstorm" by Darude: A playable demo is currently available for the game. The game will launch on April 26 (April 25 in Japan) for PlayStation 4, Pla...
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Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation - Quest of Memories Console Game Launches on June 20

Game launches for PS5, PS4, Switch, PC via Steam ― The official Twitter account of the Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation - Quest of Memories console game announced on Sunday that the game will launch worldwide except China on June 20. Bushiroad Games will release the game for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and PC via Steam. Lancarse is developing the game. Bushiroad describes the ...
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The Boy and the Heron Film Stays at #1 in 2nd Weekend in Chinese Box Office; Earns US$93 Million in 12 Days

Film earned about US$12.8 million in China in 2nd week ― Entertainment news website Variety reported on Sunday that Studio Ghibli and Hayao Miyazaki's latest feature film The Boy and the Heron (Kimi-tachi wa Dō Ikiru ka) earned RMB90.6 million (about US$12.8 million), staying at #1 in the Chinese box office, in its second week. The film has earned RMB666 million (about US$93.8 million) in 12 days, st...
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The Banished Former Hero Lives as He Pleases #4 [rate]
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At 25:00, in Akasaka Live-Action Show Streams Worldwide on GagaOOLala

Live-action series based on Hiroko Natsuno's manga premieres on April 18 ― GagaOOLala announced on Monday that it will stream the live-action series adaptation of Hiroko Natsuno's At 25:00, in Akasaka (25-Ji, Akasaka de) boys-love manga worldwide on April 18. The show will stream in Japanese with English, Traditional and Simplified Chinese, Bahasa Indonesia, Spanish, and Thai. The series will premier...
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Spice & Wolf: merchant meets the wise wolf #3 [rate]

Spice & Wolf: merchant meets the wise wolf Anime's English Dub Features Returning Cast from Original Series

Brina Palencia, J. Michael Tatum reprise roles from original anime ― Crunchyroll announced on Monday that it is streaming the English dub for the Spice & Wolf: merchant meets the wise wolf anime with the two leads reprising their roles from the original 2008 anime's dub: The English cast includes: Brina Palencia as Holo J. Michael Tatum as Lawrence Austin Tindle as Yarei Emi Lo as Myuri Doug Jackson...
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I Was Reincarnated as the 7th Prince #3 [rate]
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Tadaima, Okaeri #2 [rate]
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One Piece Odyssey Game Gets Deluxe Switch Version

Game launches on July 26 with previously released DLC, new outfits ― Bandai Namco Entertainment announced on Monday that the One Piece Odyssey game is getting a release on Nintendo Switch on July 26 (July 25 in Japan). The One Piece Odyssey: Deluxe Edition release will include the "Reunion of Memories" DLC, outfits, as well as a new City of Water Outfit Set. The "Reunion of Memories" DLC takes place ...
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Re:Monster #3 [rate]
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Kickstarter Campaign for English Release of To the Sea, Seaside Beta, More Manga Reaches Goal

Crowdfunding campaign to end in 7 days ― Glacier Bay Books' Kickstarter campaign to crowdfund the English release of Aoi Mukoubi's To the Sea manga, Ohuton's Seaside Beta manga, Byu Kijitori's One Hundred Views of Reality manga, and the second volume of Sayaka Mogi's Final Testament to the Moon manga reached its US$50,000 goal on Sunday. The campaign has raised US$50,512 from 386 backers as of press ...
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Tsukimichi -Moonlit Fantasy- #15 [rate]
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HIDIVE Streams Ya Boy Kongming! Anime Compilation Film on April 23

Film opened in Japan on March 1 ― HIDIVE announced on Friday that it will stream the Ya Boy Kongming! Road to Summer Senia (Paripi Kōmei Road to Summer Sonia) compilation film for the television anime of Yuto Yotsuba and Ryō Ogawa's Ya Boy Kongming! (Paripi Kōmei) manga on April 23 at 12:00 p.m. EDT. The company streamed an English-subtitled trailer: The film opened in Japan on March 1. Eiko (played ...
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Chillin' in Another World With Level 2 Super Cheat Powers #2 [rate]
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Only My Undesirable Translation Talent Can Change the World Manga Ends in 4th Volume

Manga launched in 2022; final volume releases on June 12 ― Amazon is listing the fourth compiled book volume of Tomoyuki Maru's Only My Undesirable Translation Talent Can Change the World ("Honyaku" no Sainō de Ore dake ga Sekai wo Kaihen Dekiru Ken: Hazure Sainō "Honyaku" de Kizukeba Sekai Saikyō ni Nattemashita) manga — the adaptation of Hakuto Aono's light novel series of the same title — as its f...
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Your Spring 2024 Daily Streaming Reviews

You voted for your most-wanted anime reviews, check here to see the results! ― The spring season came in with a lot of sequels, but not all of them made the cut. Urusei Yatsura reviews will wrap but I look forward to a full season review soon. Surprisingly, ANN readers decided they were over Tatsuya and The Irregular at Magic High School Season 3, along with Anos and The Misfit of Demon King Academy...
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Norio Doujima's I'm the Only Monster Tamer in the World Manga Listed as Ending in 11th Volume

Manga launched in 2018, final volume releases on June 7 ― Amazon is listing the 11th volume of Norio Doujima's I'm the Only Monster Tamer in the World and Was Mistaken for the Demon Lord (Sekai de Tadahitori no Mamono Tsukai: Tenshoku Shitara Maō ni Machigawa Remashita), the manga adaptation of Senri Kakei and hu-ko's light novel series of the same title, as the final volume. The volume will ship on ...
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Jellyfish Can't Swim in the Night ‒ SEASON PREMIERE

Jellyfish Can't Swim in the Night is especially focused on artists defining themselves, and how the persona of performance can be both transformative and restrictive.
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Spy x Family, My Hero Academia, One Piece Manga Rank on NYT April Bestseller List

― Tatsuya Endō's SPY x FAMILY, Kohei Horikoshi's My Hero Academia, and Eiichiro Oda's One Piece manga ranked on The New York Times' monthly Graphic Books and Manga bestseller list released in early April. SPY x FAMILY volume 11 ranked at #7, My Hero Academia volume 37 at #8, and One Piece volume 105 at #11. The 14th volume of Chainsaw Man ranked at #3 on March's list. The 20th volume of Dragon Ball ...

Dan Harmon, Heather Anne Campbell Rewrite Script for Live-Action One-Punch Man Film

Rick and Morty co-creator Harmon, screenwriter Campbell replaces Scott Rosenberg, Jeff Pinkner ― The Hollywood Reporter reported on Friday that the live-action film adaptation of ONE and Yūsuke Murata's One-Punch Man manga is currently being rewritten by Rick and Morty co-creator and Community creator Dan Harmon and screenwriter Heather Anne Campbell (Rick and Morty, The Twilight Zone, The Eric Andre...
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27th Detective Conan Film Earns 3.3 Billion Yen, Sets New Record for Franchise's Highest Opening Weekend

Film sells 2,274,333 tickets for 3,352,494,500 yen in 1st 3 days ― Japanese entertainment website Eiga.com reported on Monday that the Detective Conan: Hyakuman Doru no Michishirube (Case Closed: The Million-dollar Pentagram) film sold 2,274,333 tickets and earned 3,352,494,500 (about US$21.7 million) yen in its first three days. The film sold 638,119 tickets and earned 962,785,780 yen (about US$6.25...
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Saint Seiya: Knights of the Zodiac - Battle for Sanctuary - Part 2 #4 [rate]

Live-Action One Piece Series Wins at 2024 Writers Guild Awards

Writers Matt Owens, Steven Maeda win for series' "Romance Dawn" episode ― The 2024 Writers Guild Awards revealed this year's winners on Sunday, and Netflix's live-action adaptation of Eiichiro Oda's One Piece manga won in the "Children's Episodic, Long Form and Specials" category. Writers Matt Owens (Like Cage, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.) and Steven Maeda won for the series' "Romance Dawn" episode. The l...
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Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire Film Drops to #2 in U.S. Box Office in 3rd Weekend

Film earns total of US$157,932,103 in U.S., US$436,532,103 worldwide ― The Box Office Mojo reports that the Godzilla vs. Kong film sequel Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire dropped to #2 in the U.S. box office in its third weekend. The film earned an estimated US$15,450,000 screening in 3,847 theaters in its third weekend, making an estimated US$3,900,000 on Friday, an estimated US$7,000,000 on Saturday...
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Manga Up! Adds Porter of Heroes Manga in English

Kakegurui writer Homura Kawamoto, artist Ryo Yajima launched manga in October 2022 ― Square Enix's Manga Up! Global service added author Homura Kawamoto and artist Ryo Yajima's Porter of Heroes (Yūsha Party no Nimotsu Mochi) manga in English on Monday. Manga Up! describes its story: Within the hero's party is the world's strongest porter—and together, they've finally defeated the demon lord. Now that...

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Lycopene the Tomatoy Poodle Manga Creator Kōji Ōishi Gets Married

His wife? None other than the melon idol herself, Melon Yamaguchi ― Like any country, Japan loves its big-name weddings. From actors and musicians to idols, voice actors, and a myriad of other celebrities, Japanese people love celebrating these joyous occasions. But, what about when a manga creator gets married? The latest notable manga marriage is between the Lycopene the Tomatoy Poodle creator Koji...
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Taste Naruto's Ichiraku Ramen in Real Life in Silverlake Ramen Campaign

Savor a bowl before the team-up ends on July 7 ― Step inside the world of Naruto in the newest collaboration with the Los Angeles-based Silverlake Ramen restaurant franchise. From March 30 to July 7, many locations of the ramen joint across the United States have been decked out in interior and exterior décor straight out of the anime to bring the series' Ichiraku Ramen to real life. The collaboratio...
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Ninja Kamui ‒ Episode 10

As far as motivations go, it’s far from terrible but Zai’s story felt pretty predictable, and the execution wasn't strong enough since he ultimately comes off as more edgy than sympathetic.
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Kurayukaba and Kuramerukagari Anime Movies Review

These tenously-linked films sport impressive world-building and mechanical designs but suffer from undercooked plots. ― Streaming worldwide on Crunchyroll on the day of their Japanese theatrical release, does the distribution pattern of these one-hour-long thematically-linked movies mark a new strategy for the Sony-owned service? I can't see anything similar happening with massive properties like Dem...
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Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation II #14 [rate]
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As a Reincarnated Aristocrat, I'll Use My Appraisal Skill #2 [rate]

Two on Ice Manga Ends in Shonen Jump

Ice skating manga launched on September 25 ― This year's 20th issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine published the final chapter of Elck Itsumo's Two on Ice manga on Monday. The manga's third volume and fourth volume will both ship on June 4. Manga Plus publishes the manga in English and describes the story: One day, Hayuma meets a familiar girl on the skating rink. She turns out to be Kisa...
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Grandpa and Grandma Turn Young Again #2 [rate]
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Vampire Dormitory #2 [rate]
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Delicious in Dungeon ‒ Episode 15

The larger macro-plot fades into the background as we get back to the meat and potatoes of adventuring and eating monsters.
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The Duke of Death and His Maid #26 [rate]
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UniteUp! Anime Season 2's Video Announces January 2025 Debut

Announced at Sunday's concert ― The second concert for Sony Music's "next dimensional idol project" UniteUp! announced with a video and a teaser visual on Sunday that the second UniteUp! television anime season will premiere in January 2025 under the title UniteUp! -Uni:Birth-. The first season will start rerunning this October. The show's first season premiered on January 7, 2023 in Japan, and Crunc...
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Yui Sakuma's Reincarnation of the Unrivalled Time Mage Manga Listed as Ending in 6th Volume

Manga adaptation of Shusui Hazuki's light novel series launched in 2020 ― Amazon is listing the sixth compiled book volume of Yui Sakuma's Reincarnation of the Unrivalled Time Mage: The Underachiever at the Magic Academy Turns Out to Be the Strongest Mage Who Controls Time! (Toki Tsukai Majutsushi no Tensei Musō: Majutsu Gakuin no Rettō-sei, Jitsuwa Saikyō no Jikan-kei Majutsu Shideshita) manga as it...
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Sound! Euphonium 3 #2 [rate]
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Seiichi Shirato, Syuhei Kamo's Watch Dogs Tokyo Manga Ends

Manga based on Watch Dogs game launched in 2022 ― Shinchosha's Kurage Bunch website published the final chapter of Seiichi Shirato (director of Princess Principal anime) and Syuhei Kamo's (Gangsta: Cursed) Watch Dogs Tokyo manga on April 9. Tokyopop licensed the manga and will publish the first compiled book volume in English on April 30, and the second volume on July 9. Tokyopop describes the manga'...
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Captain Tsubasa: Junior Youth Arc #28 [rate]
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Mission: Yozakura Family #2 [rate]
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Go, Go, Loser Ranger! #2 [rate]
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Ninja Kamui #10 [rate]
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Tsukuyomi-kun no Kindan Oyashoku Manga Ends in 6th Volume

Series launched in December 2021, inspired live-action series last year ― The fifth volume of Nikki Asada's Tsukuyomi-kun no Kindan Oyashoku (Mr. Tsukuyomi's Forbidden Midnight Snack) manga revealed on Friday the series will end with the sixth volume in fall. The gourmet romantic comedy manga centers on the relationship between foodie and expert chef Tsukuyomi, and a 27-year-old female personal gym ...
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Light Tuchihi, Akiyuki Amemoto Launch New Manga

Manga about assassin trying to turn over a new leaf debuts on May 11 ― The May issue of Square Enix's Shonen Gangan magazine revealed The Hero Is Overpowered but Overly Cautious light novel author Light Tuchihi will write the story for a new manga Kirisaki Karin wa Korosasenai (Karin Kirisaki Won't Let Me Kill) with artist Akiyuki Amemoto (Kono Yūsha, Moto Maō ni Tsuki) starting in the June issue on ...
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A Girl & Her Guard Dog Manga Continues Hiatus to Prepare for New Arc, Cites Author's Poor Health

Series entered hiatus in December 2023 ― The May issue of Kodansha's Bessatsu Friend magazine announced on Friday that Hatsuharu's A Girl & Her Guard Dog (Ojō to Banken-kun) manga will continue its hiatus in preparation for the manga's "second year arc" as well as due to the author's poor health. The magazine will announce the manga's return date at a later time once the author has recovered. The ma...
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