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The Fall 2022 Anime Preview Guide

The new anime season is getting started with big premieres you won't want to miss! We're kicking off this morning with Spy×Family Part 2, Berserk, My Hero Academia, Pop Team Epic, Uzaki-chan Wants to Hang Out! Season 2, Raven of the Inner Palace, Beast Tamer, Bastard, LoGH, My Master Has No Tail, and I'm the Villainess, So I'm Taming the Final Boss!

HIDIVE Delays 1st Episode Simulcast for I've Somehow Gotten Stronger When I Improved My Farm-Related Skills. Anime

Also: 1st episode of Mobile Suit Gundam: The Witch From Mercury delayed on Gundam.info site

'Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?' Season 4 Anime Continues in New Arc on January 5

Cast, character visuals revealed for Astraea Familia

Level 1 Demon Lord and One Room Hero TV Anime's Teaser Video Reveals 2023 Debut

More cast, main staff, teaser visual also revealed

The Devil Is a Part-Timer!! Anime Gets Sequel in 2023

Visual features new character

Answerman - Do the Animation Cuts at HBO Max and Netflix Spell Trouble for the Anime Industry?

The fan-favorite column returns with a new host! The first question: Do recent cuts to domestic animation spell bad news abroad?

Prepare for War!: A Guide Through Season Five of My Hero Academia

Are you ready for the long-awaited confrontation between Shigaraku and Deku? Umeko Long has your quick guide to last season to get you up to speed before the action hits on October 1!

This Week in Anime - Jujutsu Kaisen 0 is a Near-Perfect Anime Movie

Now streaming on Crunchyroll, you can catch the Jujutsu Kaisen prequel story in all its monster-loving horror. The movie is an undeniable good time, if only there wasn't one glaring problem...

What's Valkyrie Profile All About?

A new and loosely connected game in the Valkyrie Profile series is on the horizon, so what’s the secret behind this cult-favorite series?
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Ladies on Top GN 1

At its heart, this isn't about sexy shenanigans; it's about two people who have bought into what society has sold them about what sex is “supposed” to be…and their first order of business is to learn that it's okay not to conform to them. ― For a racy manga, Ladies on Top opens with the most workmanlike definition of sexual intercourse out there. Taken from the Encyclopedia Britannica, the blurb talk...
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Taiko no Tatsujin: Rhythm Festival

Taiko no Tatsujin is still a bit of an underrated gem outside Asia, but make no mistake: this is a safe party game purchase that deserves a space on every Switch owner's shelf alongside the likes of Mario Party and Mario Kart. ― A beloved arcade classic in Japan, the Taiko no Tatsujin rhythm game franchise has only been seeing consistent English-language support in the last half-decade. It's still a ...
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This Week in Games - What Would 2B Look Like If She Were In The Ruby-Spears Mega Man Cartoon?

Two big franchises are getting the anime treatment, Jean-Karlo explains a viral .gif, we bid farewell to Mega Man: Powered Up and more in This Week in Games! ― Welcome back, everyone! Bit of a slow week, but we could all use an easy transition as summer blends into autumn. I'm hoping everyone along the east coast is keeping safe from all the storms that have been going on lately. For my part, I haven...
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Sword Art Online: Alicization Lycoris

I wanted to like this game, I really did. But as I write this review, I'm just glad I never have to spend another moment with it. And that's not something I should feel from an open-world game at all. ― What's the worst part about an open-world game that doesn't let you explore? The knowledge that you could be doing something—anything—besides being trapped in interminable cutscenes and boring argumen...
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Dropkick on My Devil! X

The series' early-2010's approach to humor always necessitated an amount of fourth-wall-breaking, but this season sees fit to demolish the remaining three walls as well. ― What is Dropkick on My Devil X? Why is Dropkick on My Devil X? We have on our hands the just-wrapped third season of a series whose irreverence has always positioned it as pointedly pointless to approach from a critical angle, able...
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One Piece #1035 [rate]
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Waccha PriMagi! #50 [rate]
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Delicious Party♡Precure #30 [rate]
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Kingdom Anime Gets 5th TV Series in January 2024

Announced on Sunday with teaser ― The official website for the anime of Yasuhisa Hara's Kingdom manga announced on Sunday that the fifth series will premiere in January 2024. The website also presented a teaser video and visual: The fourth series premiered on NHK General in April. Crunchyroll has been streaming the anime as it airs. The first television anime adaptation premiered in 2012, and a secon...
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The Maid I Hired Recently Is Mysterious #10 [rate]
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Kingdom #26 [rate]
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A Couple of Cuckoos #24 [rate]
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A Couple of Cuckoos #23 [rate]
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Pop Team Epic #1 [rate]
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Berserk: The Golden Age Arc - Memorial Edition #1 [rate]
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Utawarerumono: Mask of Truth #15 [rate]
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Ladies on Top GN 1

At its heart, this isn't about sexy shenanigans; it's about two people who have bought into what society has sold them about what sex is “supposed” to be…and their first order of business is to learn that it's okay not to conform to them. ― For a racy manga, Ladies on Top opens with the most workmanlike definition of sexual intercourse out there. Taken from the Encyclopedia Britannica, the blurb talk...
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Raven of the Inner Palace #1 [rate]
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Live-Action Fly Me to Saitama Sequel Resumes Filming After Gackt's Return

Gackt slowly recovering from immunodeficiency, autoimmune condition, other side effects ― Saturday's airing of the live-action film of Mineo Maya's Tonde Saitama (Fly Me to Saitama) manga announced that the film's sequel has been rescheduled from this year to next year. Lead actor Gackt (Gakuto Ōshiro) also confirmed in a message on Saturday that the sequel's production has resumed filming. Gackt wen...
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Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? IV ‒ SEASON FINALE

Ryu's gravely wounded, and despite having been healed by Marie, his fight against the Juggernaut has put Bell back in dangerous territory health-wise, too.
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Spy×Family #13 [rate]
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Spy×Family Anime's 2nd Half Streams Clean Ending Sequence with yama's Ending Song

'Shikisai' song debuts with anime's second half on Saturday ― TOHO animation began streaming the clean credit-less version of the ending animation sequence for the second half of the SPY×FAMILY anime on Saturday. The sequence, which just premiered on television with the anime's newest episode, features the song "Shikisai" (Coloring) by the singer yama. Takayuki Hirao (Pompo: The Cinéphile) storyboard...
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Uzaki-chan Wants to Hang Out! #1 [rate]
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I'm the Villainess, So I'm Taming the Final Boss #2 [rate]
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Call of the Night ‒ SEASON FINALE

Call of the Night was my most anticipated summer anime, and this adaptation nailed it with its thorough comprehension of the manga's vibes.
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Beast Tamer #1 [rate]
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The Devil Is a Part-Timer!! Season 2 ‒ SEASON FINALE

In other words, it's all bullshit at the end of the day, with people being divided by their place in the system rather than by who they are as individuals.
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Made in Abyss: The Golden City of the Scorching Sun ‒ SEASON FINALE

Places do not remember us, but that doesn't mean we can't find meaning in our lives. Made in Abyss wants us to know this, I think, and it has, in its own strange (and frequently disgusting) way, given me a foothold to steady myself upon.
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Case Closed #1058 [rate]
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My Hero Academia #114 [rate]
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Utako Yukihiro's Kare ni Irai Shite wa Ikemasen Manga's 2nd Part Starts in November

Ichijinsha published prologue chapter on Wednesday ― The November issue of Ichijinsha's Monthly Comic Zero Sum magazine published on Wednesday the prologue for the second part of Utako Yukihiro's Kare ni Irai Shite wa Ikemasen (You Should Not Ask Him) manga. The second part's main story will start in the magazine's February issue, which will ship in late November. The manga debuted in Ichijinsha's Mo...
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Seiichi Kinoue's 'No Matter What You Say, Furi-san is Scary!' Manga Ends in Next Chapter

Seven Seas releases romantic comedy manga in English ― The November issue of Ichijinsha's Monthly Comic Rex magazine revealed on Tuesday that Seiichi Kinoue's No Matter What You Say, Furi-san is Scary! (Tonari no Furi-san ga Tonikaku Kowai) manga will end in the magazine's December issue, which will ship on October 27. Seven Seas licensed the manga and released the fourth volume in English both physi...
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Shin Yamamoto's Sekai wa Are de Dekiteiru Manga Ends

Manga's 3rd volume releases on October 27 ― The November issue of Kadokawa's Monthly Dengeki Maoh magazine published the final chapter on Tuesday of Shin Yamamoto's Sekai wa Are de Dekiteiru (The World is Made Out of That) manga. Yamamoto launched the manga in Monthly Dengeki Maoh in May 2021. The magazine describes the manga as an "imagined space battle action" story, which centers on the Nakata bro...
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Live-Action Yakuza Lover Series Reveals Opening, Ending Song Artists

Artists Chanmina, NAQT VANE perform opening, ending theme songs ― The official website for the live-action series of Nozomi Mino's Yakuza Lover (Koi to Dangan) manga revealed the opening and ending theme song artists for the series on Wednesday. Chanmina will perform the opening theme song "Angel," and NAQT VANE will perform the ending theme song "Touch." The website also revealed a new poster for th...
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RetroCrush Streams Cyber City Oedo 808 OVA

Streaming service also streams anime's English dub ― Digital Media Rights' RetroCrush streaming service announced on Twitter on September 24 that it is now streaming the Cyber City Oedo 808 original video anime. The streaming service began streaming the English dub of the anime on Friday. Discotek released the OVA on Blu-ray Disc in March 2021 and describes the story: The year is 2808. The place: Oed...
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My Love Story!! Manga Duo Reunite for New 2-Chapter Manga

Uso ka Makoto ka Yume ka Koi manga by Kazune Kawahara, Aruko launches on October 28 ― The November issue of Shueisha's Cocohana magazine revealed on Wednesday that manga creators Kazune Kawahara and Aruko are reuniting to launch a new two-chapter manga titled Uso ka Makoto ka Yume ka Koi (Is This Love a Lie, the Truth, or a Dream?) in the magazine's next issue on October 28. The manga centers on Mino...
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Show By Rock!! Fes A Live Smartphone Game Ends Service on November 30

Game launched in March 2020 after original Show By Rock!! app ended service in December 2019 ― The official Twitter account for the Show By Rock!! Fes A Live smartphone rhythm game announced on Thursday that the game will shut down on November 30. Show By Rock!! Fes A Live is a rhythm game that features 2D animation of returning and new characters from Show By Rock!! Mashumairesh!!. The game launched...
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Japanese Animation TV Ranking, September 19-25

Mamoru Hosoda's Belle film earns 7.5% rating ― Mamoru Hosoda and Studio Chizu's Belle anime film aired on NTV on Friday, September 23 at 9:00 p.m. and earned a 7.5% rating. Ayumu Watanabe and Studio 4°C's Fortune Favors Lady Nikuko anime film aired on NHK Educational on Saturday, September 24 at 3:00 p.m. and earned a 1.8% rating. Title Station Date Time Length Average Household Rating Sazae-san Fuj...
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Japan's Video Game Rankings, September 19-25

Splatoon 3 at #1 for 3rd consecutive week ― Japan's Game Ranking: September 19-25 Rank System Title Publisher Release Date Weekly Copies Total Copies 1NSwSplatoon 3 Nintendo September 9 301,845 2,743,135 2NSwTaiko no Tatsujin: Rhythm Festival Bandai Namco Entertainment September 22 31,085 31,085 3PS5Horizon Forbidden West Sony Interactive Entertainment February 18 10,263 81,479 4NSwMario Kart 8 Delux...
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Google Shuts Down Stadia Cloud-Based Gaming Platform on January 18

Google to refund all purchases made through Google Store ― Google announced on Thursday that it will shut down its Stadia cloud-based gaming platform on January 18, 2023. The company will refund all user purchases for the console (including add-on purchases to games) made through Google Store. Stadia vice president and general manager Phil Harrison added in the announcement that Stadia "hasn't gained...

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Level 1 Demon Lord and One Room Hero TV Anime's Teaser Video Reveals 2023 Debut

More cast, main staff, teaser visual also revealed ― Kadokawa revealed on Saturday that the television anime of Toufu's Level 1 Demon Lord and One Room Hero (LV1 Maō to One Room Yūsha) manga will premiere in 2023. Kadokawa also revealed a teaser promotional video, a teaser visual, more cast members, and the show's main staff. Keisuke Inoue (My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom! both ...
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Shadowverse Flame #27 [rate]
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Dragon Quest: The Adventure of Dai #97 [rate]
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One Piece Film Red Uniqlo Shirts Arrive in U.S. on October 27

Uniqlo offers exclusive sticker sheet with purchases while stocks last ― Uniqlo's One Piece Film Red UT collaboration collection will launch in the United States on October 27, in anticipation of the film's U.S. and Canada opening on November 4. The collection features four colors inspired by Luffy, Uta, Zoro, and Nami. The graphics include Luffy doing his signature Gum Gum Red Hawk attack, Luffy wea...
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2nd Sk8 the Infinity Stage Play Delayed to January 2023

7 performances were canceled in January due to cast member getting COVID-19 ― The official website for the stage play adaptations of the Sk8 the Infinity anime announced on Friday that the second play in the project, SK8 the Stage Part 2: The Last Part ~Oretachi no Mugendai~ (Our Infinity), has been delayed to January 2023. The play will run at Tokyo Theater 1010 from January 11-15. The second play c...
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HIDIVE Delays 1st Episode Simulcast for I've Somehow Gotten Stronger When I Improved My Farm-Related Skills. Anime

Also: 1st episode of Mobile Suit Gundam: The Witch From Mercury delayed on Gundam.info site ― HIDIVE revealed on Friday that its simulcast for the first episode for the television anime of Shobonnu's I've Somehow Gotten Stronger When I Improved My Farm-Related Skills. (Nōmin Kanren no Skill Bakka Agetetara Nazeka Tsuyoku Natta.) light novel series has been delayed. Instead of debuting on HIDIVE on Sa...
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Made in Abyss Voice Actress Misaki Kuno Lost Her Voice While Recording Faputa's Lines

Kuno described Faputa as the character who expressed the most extreme emotions, whether it was anger, hatred, sadness, loneliness, jealousy, or love ― Voice actress Misaki Kuno, who played Faputa and Irumyuui in Made in Abyss: The Golden City of the Scorching Sun, recounted her experiences working on the show after its epic conclusion on Wednesday. She wrote that it was a deep honor to accept the rol...
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Lucifer and the Biscuit Hammer Manga Gets Spinoff

Ichiri Seto's "Sono Ato no Hero" debuted on Friday ― This year's November issue of Shonengahosha's Young King Ours magazine published on Friday a spinoff of Satoshi Mizukami's Lucifer and the Biscuit Hammer (Hoshi no Samidare) manga titled "Sono Ato no Hero" (The Hero Afterwards). Ichiri Seto wrote the 37-page spinoff, and Mizukami supervised the work. The spinoff follows Shinonome Mikazuki after a c...
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NIJISANJI VTuber Hyakumantenbara Salome Endorses Bibliophile Princess Anime

Salome approves of Bibliophile Princess' Elianna as an aspiring "ojou-sama" character ― NIJISANJI's Hyakumantenbara Salome, who broke records in June by becoming the fastest Virtual YouTuber to reach one million subscribers, is a big fan of Satsuki Shiina's Bibliophile Princess (Mushikaburi-hime) light novel series. She streamed a new video on Friday to introduce the series to her fans and express he...

'Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?' Season 4 Anime Continues in New Arc on January 5

Cast, character visuals revealed for Astraea Familia ― Warner Bros. Japan announced on Friday that the fourth anime season based on Fujino Ōmori and Suzuhito Yasuda's Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? light novel series will continue in a new series titled Dungeon ni Deai o Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darō ka IV Shinshō Yakusai-hen (Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? I...
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KFC's Colonel Sanders Poses with Evangelion's Asuka

KFC's Spanish Twitter account is at it again with the anime memes ― KFC's Spanish Twitter account is at it again with the anime memes. On Thursday, the account posted a black-and-white photo of Colonel Sanders with a photoshopped Asuka from Evangelion in it. The Colonel smiles jovially, while Asuka looks wistfully into the distance. Feliz jueves pic.twitter.com/Ga97GIfH5H— KFC (@KFC_ES) September 29,...
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Taiko no Tatsujin: Rhythm Festival

Taiko no Tatsujin is still a bit of an underrated gem outside Asia, but make no mistake: this is a safe party game purchase that deserves a space on every Switch owner's shelf alongside the likes of Mario Party and Mario Kart. ― A beloved arcade classic in Japan, the Taiko no Tatsujin rhythm game franchise has only been seeing consistent English-language support in the last half-decade. It's still a ...
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Bocchi the Rock! Anime's Character Promo Video Highlights Ryо̄ Yamada

Saku Mizuno plays Ryо̄ in anime premiering on October 8 ― Aniplex began streaming on Friday a character promotional video for the anime of Aki Hamaji's four-panel manga Bocchi the Rock!, and it highlights Ryо̄ Yamada, who plays the bass guitar. The anime will premiere on the Tokyo MX, BS11, Gunma TV, and Tochigi TV channels on October 8 at 24:00 (effectively, October 9 at midnight), and it will also ...

Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War Anime's New Short Trailer Previews Stern Ritter (Updated)

Anime premieres on October 10 ― Aniplex began streaming on Saturday a new short trailer for Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War, the television anime based on the "Thousand Year Blood War" arc of Tite Kubo's Bleach manga. The video previews the Stern Ritter: Update: Viz Media also uploaded the trailer with English subtitles: There will be another short trailer on October 8 that will highlight the 13 Cour...
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Uzaki-chan Wants to Hang Out! Season 2 Anime Streams Creditless Opening Theme Song

1st episode preview video streamed ahead of Saturday premiere ― Kadokawa began streaming on Friday the creditless opening theme song and a preview of the first episode of the television anime of Take's Uzaki-chan Wants to Hang Out! (Uzaki-chan wa Asobitai!) manga. Kano and Uzaki-chan (as voiced by her voice actress Naomi Ōzora) are returning to perform the new opening theme song "Ichigro Ichie Celebr...
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Voice Actress/Singer Seena Hoshiki Goes on Hiatus Due to Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia

Hoshiki plays Riamu Yumemi in THE [email protected] Cinderella Girls ― Talent agency Sony Music Artists announced on Friday that Seena Hoshiki has been diagnosed with acute lymphocytic leukemia, a type of cancer of the blood and bone marrow. She is in the hospital receiving treatment. Hoshiki will be taking a hiatus, suspending voice acting work and related activities. She had been scheduled to appear in a ...
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This Week in Games - What Would 2B Look Like If She Were In The Ruby-Spears Mega Man Cartoon?

Two big franchises are getting the anime treatment, Jean-Karlo explains a viral .gif, we bid farewell to Mega Man: Powered Up and more in This Week in Games! ― Welcome back, everyone! Bit of a slow week, but we could all use an easy transition as summer blends into autumn. I'm hoping everyone along the east coast is keeping safe from all the storms that have been going on lately. For my part, I haven...
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Nitroplus, Shochiku Reveal Original TV Anime Revenger

Teaser video, teaser visual revealed for new project ― Visual novel developer Nitroplus and distributor Shochiku revealed a new original television anime series on Friday titled Revenger. The tagline for the anime, which is also narrated in the above video, is "I cut down people. In order to fight against a cruel fate." The two companies will reveal the story, cast, staff, and other information about...
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The Ice Guy and His Cool Female Colleague TV Anime Premieres in January 2023

Takao Sakuma performs opening theme song ― The official website for the television anime of Miyuki Tonogaya's The Ice Guy and His Cool Female Colleague (Kōri Zokusei Danshi to Cool na Dōryō Joshi) manga revealed on Friday that the anime will premiere in January 2023. The site also revealed that Takao Sakuma will perform the show's opening theme song. The anime stars: Yui Ishikawa as Fuyutsuki Chiaki ...
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Tiger & Bunny 2 Anime's New Trailer Previews Taichi Mukai's Ending Theme

Netflix streams episodes 14-25 on October 7 worldwide ― Netflix began streaming a new trailer on Friday for the Tiger & Bunny 2 sequel anime's second part, which includes episodes 14-25. The video features Taichi Mukai's ending theme song "Pilot." The second part will premiere on Netflix worldwide on October 7. UNISON SQUARE GARDEN is performing the opening theme song "kaleido proud fiesta." Netflix ...
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2nd Sword Art Online Progressive Film's Full Trailer Streamed

Film opens on October 22 after COVID-19 delay ― The official website for Sword Art Online the Movie -Progressive- Kuraki Yūyami no Scherzo (Scherzo of a Dark Dusk), the second film in the Sword Art Online the Movie -Progressive- anime film series, began streaming a full trailer on Friday. The video previews Eir Aoi's theme song "Shinzо̄" (Heart). The second film will open in Japan on October 22. The ...
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High Card Anime Reveals More Cast Members, Opening Song Artist

Toshihiko Seki, Shunsuke Takeuchi, Mie Sonozaki join cast; FIVE NEW OLD perform opening song "Trickster" ― Kadokawa revealed more cast members for the anime of the poker-themed High Card multimedia project on Friday. The staff also previously announced the opening theme song artist. The new cast members include (Note: Character name romanizations are not official.): Toshihiko Seki as Norman Kingstadt...
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Detective Conan: The Culprit Hanzawa Anime Streams Clean Opening Sequence

Title sequence features Leon Niihama's opening song "Tsukamaete, Konya" ― The official Twitter account for the television anime of Mayuko Kanba's Detective Conan: Hannin no Hanzawa-san (Detective Conan: The Culprit Hanzawa) manga began streaming the clean, credit-less opening animation sequence for the anime on Friday. The video features the anime's opening theme song "Tsukamaete, Konya." (Arrest Me ...

My Home Hero Anime's 1st Teaser Reveals Cast, Staff, April 2023 Premiere

Junichi Suwabe, Sayaka Ohara, Chihiro Shirata, Kent Itō, more star in Tezuka Productions anime ― The official website for the television anime of Naoki Yamakawa and Masashi Asaki's My Home Hero manga revealed the anime's first teaser trailer on Friday. The teaser reveals the anime's cast, staff, and April 2023 premiere date. The cast includes: (Left to right in image above) Junichi Suwabe as Tetsuo T...

Adult Swim Stops Streaming Blade Runner: Black Lotus, Shenmue, Fena Anime

Jason DeMarco: Shenmue season 2 is unlikely ― Toonami co-creator and Adult Swim Senior Vice President, Head of Anime and Action Series Jason DeMarco confirmed on Tuesday on Twitter that Adult Swim stopped streaming the Blade Runner: Black Lotus, Shenmue the Animation, and Fena: Pirate Princess series on its website. DeMarco added that "it's looking like no [season 2] of Shenmue, even though sadly- it...
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Muv-Luv Alternative Anime Season 2's Video Previews Theme Songs

JAM Project, Minami Kuribayashi perform 'Akatsuki o Ute' opening, V.W.P. performs 'Saikai' ending ― The official website for the Muv-Luv Alternative anime began streaming the anime's second promotional video for the anime's second season on Thursday. The video reveals and previews the anime's opening theme song "Akatsuki o Ute" (Shoot the Dawn) by the anime song unit JAM Project and singer Minami Kur...
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Spy×Family Stage Musical Reveals Cast, Visuals, March 8 Debut

Musical casts Win Morisaki/Hiroki Suzuki as Loid, Fūka Yuzuki/Mirei Sasaki as Yor ― The official website for the first stage musical based on Tatsuya Endō's Spy×Family manga revealed on Friday that the musical will run at Tokyo's Imperial Theatre on March 8-29, before going on a nationwide tour in the Hyogo Performing Arts Center Kobelco Grand Hall in April and the Hakataza Theater in Fukuoka in May....
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Tokyo National Museum to Include Gundam in 'Future National Treasures' Exhibit

Exhibit runs from November 2 to January 29 ― Bandai Namco Filmworks announced at its Gundam Conference Autumn 2022 event on Thursday that the Tokyo National Museum will feature the Gundam franchise in its "Future National Treasures" exhibition. Items from the franchise will be on display from November 2, 2022 to January 29, 2023. The "Future National Treasures" exhibition is part of Tokyo National Mu...
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Dragalia Lost Posts Main Campaign Ending Credits on YouTube for Posterity

Game ends service on November 30 ― The Dragalia Lost smartphone game concluded its main campaign in July. As a thank you to the fans, Nintendo streamed on Tuesday the ending credits for posterity, before the game ends service on November 30. Even as Dragalia Lost inches ever closer to its end of service, the game is celebrating its fourth anniversary. The English Twitter account posted an illustratio...

Pokémon Scarlet/Violet Games' Trailer Introduce New Pokémon Wiglett

Garden eel Pokémon resembles Diglett ― The official Pokémon YouTube channel began streaming a new trailer on Thursday for Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, the latest entries in the Pokémon game franchise. The video introduces the new water-type garden eel Pokémon, Wiglett. Wiglett resembles a Diglett, but it is a different species. Singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran released an official music video for his song...
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Ed Sheeran Gets Animated in Official Pokémon Music Video

Song "Celestial" will be featured in the upcoming Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet Nintendo Switch games ― Singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran let his Pokémon fanatic flag fly in the official music video for "Celestial." The track will be featured in the upcoming Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet Nintendo Switch games, set forrelease on November 18. In the video, Sheeran is shown sleeping in his room ful...
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Crunchyroll Adds Fruits Basket -prelude-, Fairy Tail: Dragon Cry Films

Films stream on October 6 ― Crunchyroll announced on Thursday that it will begin streaming the Fruits Basket -prelude- anime film and Fairy Tail: Dragon Cry film on October 6. Fruits Basket -prelude- will stream in Japanese with subtitles in English, Latin American Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, French, German, Italian, and Castilian Spanish. The film will also stream with the English dub. Aside from...
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Sword Art Online: Alicization Lycoris

I wanted to like this game, I really did. But as I write this review, I'm just glad I never have to spend another moment with it. And that's not something I should feel from an open-world game at all. ― What's the worst part about an open-world game that doesn't let you explore? The knowledge that you could be doing something—anything—besides being trapped in interminable cutscenes and boring argumen...
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Utano☆Princesama♪ Maji Love ST☆RISH Tours Film Earns Over 770 Million Yen

Film opened on September 2 Gekijō-ban Utano☆Princesama♪ Maji Love ST☆RISH Tours, the latest film in the Utano☆Princesama franchise, has sold over 500,000 tickets to earn over 770 million yen (about US$5.33 million) at the Japanese box office. The film opened on September 2 and is playing in 128 theaters across Japan. The film — described as part of a "new theatrical film series" — is entirely compo...

The Devil Is a Part-Timer!! Anime Gets Sequel in 2023

Visual features new character ― The official website for The Devil Is a Part-Timer! (with two exclamation points), the second anime season based on Satoshi Wagahara's The Devil Is a Part-Timer! light novel series, announced on Friday that the anime will get a sequel in 2023. The website posted a visual, which features the new character Acieth Alla: The 12th and final episode of the anime's second sea...
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Anime Frontier Event Hosts Evangelion Singer Yoko Takahashi

Takahashi to perform on December 4 at Texas convention ― Staff for the Anime Frontier event announced on Thursday that singer Yoko Takahashi (Neon Genesis Evangelion) will perform at the convention on December 4 at 2:00 p.m. in the Fort Worth Convention Center Ballroom for the "Texas Impact" concert. She will also have a panel and autograph signing at the event. General admission to the concert is fr...
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Alleged Administrator of Sites Linking to Pirated Anime Arrested in Japan

Man allegedly earned advertising revenue on illegally uploaded content ― The Content Overseas Distribution Agency (CODA) announced that the Hokkaido Police Headquarters and the Sapporo District West Police Station have accused and arrested a man who operated multiple websites that linked to pirated anime on Thursday. The alleged administrator of the websites set up links to about 2,000 anime works up...
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Aru Asa Dummy Head Mike ni Natteita Ore-kun no Jinsei ASMR Anime's Video Reveals Ending Song, October 12 Debut

KOTOKO performs theme for anime about man reincarnated as school club's microphone ― The official Twitter account for the original television anime Aru Asa Dummy Head Mike ni Natteita Ore-kun no Jinsei (My Life After I Became a Dummy Head Microphone One Morning) revealed the full promotional video for the series on Thursday. The video revealed the anime's ending theme song "Katachi ni Dekinai Monolog...

New Urusei Yatsura Anime's 2nd Video Reveals Opening, Ending Songs

Musical artist MAISONdes performs opening, ending ― The official website for the new television anime of Rumiko Takahashi's Urusei Yatsura manga began streaming its second full promotional video for the anime on Thursday. The video revealed the anime's opening theme song titled "AIUE" (A-B-C-D) and the ending theme song titled "Tokyo Shandy Rendezvous." Musical artist MAISONdes performs both the open...

Gundam: The Witch From Mercury Anime to Air 2nd Part Next April

Also: BS11 creates new Friday/Saturday "Gundam Hour" block for reruns ― Bandai Namco Filmworks announced at its Gundam Conference Autumn 2022 event on Thursday that Mobile Suit Gundam: The Witch From Mercury (Kidō Senshi Gundam: Suisei no Majo), the first new Gundam television anime series in seven years, will air its second cours (quarter of a year) in April 2023. The second cour will premiere in th...

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Detective Conan: The Culprit Hanzawa Anime Confirms 9 Returning Cast Members

9 played characters in Detective Conan, Magic Kaito anime ― The official Twitter account for the television anime of Mayuko Kanba's Detective Conan: Hannin no Hanzawa-san (Detective Conan: The Culprit Hanzawa) manga confirmed on Wednesday more returning cast members from the Detective Conan anime and Magic Kaito anime. The returning cast members include Naoko Matsui as Sonoko Suzuki, Kenichi Ogata as...
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Brazilian Libertarian Politician Uses Anime Parodies in His Campaign Advertising

Kim Kataguiri parodies Kaguya-sama, Bleach in recent campaign videos ― Brazilian politician Kim Kataguiri has been posting anime parody campaign ads on his YouTube channel to gear up for the upcoming general election on Sunday. On Wednesday, he posted a parody of Chika's iconic dance from the Kaguya-sama: Love Is War anime. Kataguiri himself, dressed in the Kaguya-sama's male school uniform, is shown...
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Makoto Shinkai's Suzume Anime Film Unveils 2nd Trailer, More Cast, Visual

Eri Fukatsu, Matsumoto Hakuō II, Shōta Sometani, Sairi Itō, Kotone Hanase, Kana Hanazawa join cast ― The official website for Suzume (Suzume no Tojimari or literally, Suzume's Door-Locking), Makoto Shinkai's first new film in three years, unveiled its second trailer, main poster visual, and cast members on Thursday. The film's new cast members include: Eri Fukatsu as Tamaki Iwato, Suzume's aunt with ...
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Official Steins;Gate Accessories Track World Lines

SuperGroupies opens watch, backpack, wallet for pre-order until October 16 ― The Tokyo-based fashion brand SuperGroupies announced a new batch of Steins;Gate accessories in its North America store on Tuesday. The lineup includes a wristwatch, backpack, and wallet, all inspired by the time-traveling protagonist Rintaro Okabe. Uniquely, the products combine a futuristic aesthetic with nods to the Stein...
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Newest Nissin Anime Ad Depicts a Sweet Furry Romance

Eisaku Kubonouchi returns as character designer from Nissin's "Hungry Days" Cup Noodle ads ― Nissin Foods began streaming an animated ad for its Donbei Kitsune Udon brand on Wednesday. Much like Nissin's previous ads for its Cup Noodle brand, the animation features character designs by manga artist Eisaku Kubonouchi (Chocolat, Carole & Tuesday). This newest ad features a bittersweet romance between a...
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Phantom Tales of the Night Manga Ends in November

Manga scheduled to end on November 22 ― The official Twitter account for Kadokawa's Comic Newtype online manga platform announced on Wednesday that Matsuri's Phantom Tales of the Night (Bakemono no Yawadukushi) manga is scheduled to end on November 22, if there are no delays. The manga's next chapter will debut on October 25. Matsuri launched the manga in Kadokawa's Monthly Comic Gene in July 2016. K...
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Bungo Stray Dogs Manga Goes on Hiatus

Due to "certain circumstances," there will be no chapter on October 4 ― The official Twitter account for the Bungo Stray Dogs franchise announced on Thursday that Kafka Asagiri and Sango Harukawa's Bungō Stray Dogs manga will go on hiatus due to "certain circumstances." The manga will not have a chapter in the upcoming November issue of Kadokawa's Young Ace magazine on October 4. The manga previously...
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Times Square Turns Red on October 8 for One Piece Film Red

An estimated 14,000 pedestrians will experience the 2-minute looping animation during its hour long display ― Toei Animation is planning a lavish promotion for One Piece Film Red at New York Comic Con. On October 8 at 7:00 p.m. EST, the film's production committee will "paint Time Square red" with lavish red One Piece displays (pictured top-right). An estimated 14,000 pedestrians will experience the ...
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HIDIVE Streams Cardfight!! Vanguard will+Dress Anime's English Dub

Dub premieres on Saturday ― HIDIVE announced on Tuesday that it will stream an English dub for the Cardfight!! Vanguard will+Dress anime, beginning on Saturday at 12:10 p.m. EDT. The anime premiered on the TV Tokyo, TV Aichi, and TV Osaka channels on July 4. HIDIVE streamed the anime as it aired. "Season 2" will premiere in January 2023, followed by "Season 3" in July 2023. Ryūtarō Suzuki is the seri...
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D4DJ Franchise Recasts Maiko Irie as Rei Togetsu

Irie begins role on October 7 ― The official website for Bushiroad's D4DJ project announced on Wednesday that voice actress Maiko Irie will replace Kanon Shizaki as the character Rei Togetsu in the franchise. She will begin her role in all D4DJ media on October 7. The D4DJ Groovy Mix smartphone game will replace Rei's original voice files in the Japanese version after October 25, and in the internati...
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EXCLUSIVE: Kodansha USA Adds Kouji Seo's The Café Terrace and its Goddesses, 2 More Manga in October

Company also adds Raised by the Demon Kings!, Gamaran: Shura manga ― Kodansha USA Publishing announced on Wednesday that it will publish the following manga digitally in English in October: Title: Raised by the Demon Kings! (Sodatechi Maō!) Author(s): Kosuke Iijima Debut Date: October 4 Summary: Death Castle, the seat of power in the Demon World, is home to three demon kings...and a toddler?! The Hig...
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Kaguya-sama: Love is War Anime Film Debuts in Winter 2022

New visual unveiled ― The official website for the Kaguya-sama: Love is War anime announced on Thursday that Kaguya-sama wa Kokurasetai: First Kiss wa Owaranai (Kaguya-sama: Love is War - The First Kiss Never Ends), the anime film adapting the manga's story arc of the same name, will debut in theaters in Japan in winter 2022. The website unveiled a visual: The anime will air on television in Japan af...
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Dropkick on My Devil! X

The series' early-2010's approach to humor always necessitated an amount of fourth-wall-breaking, but this season sees fit to demolish the remaining three walls as well. ― What is Dropkick on My Devil X? Why is Dropkick on My Devil X? We have on our hands the just-wrapped third season of a series whose irreverence has always positioned it as pointedly pointless to approach from a critical angle, able...
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Armed Fantasia, Penny Blood Games Reveal More Staff

Composers Nobuo Uematsu, Kenji Ito join staff ― WILD BUNCH Productions and Yukikaze's Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign for Armed Fantasia: To the End of the Wilderness (the Wild Arms game's spiritual successor) and Penny Blood (the Shadow Hearts game's spiritual successor) announced on Wednesday that composers Nobuo Uematsu (Final Fantasy franchise) and Kenji Ito (SaGa franchise) will join the proje...
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EA, Koei Tecmo Announce Wild Hearts Hunting Game

Game launches for PS5, Xbox Series X|S, PC on February 17 ― Electronic Arts (EA) and Koei Tecmo announced on Wednesday a new game titled Wild Hearts. Koei Tecmo's Omega Force studio will develop the hunting game set in "fantasy feudal Japan," and EA will publish the game under its EA Originals label. The game will launch for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC via Origin, Steam and Epic Game Store...
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My Master Has No Tail Anime Casts Junya Enoki

Enoki plays Mameda's father ― The official website for the television anime of TNSK's My Master Has No Tail (Uchi no Shishō wa Shippo ga Nai) manga announced on Wednesday that Junya Enoki will play the protagonist Mameda's father. The anime will premiere on Tokyo MX on Friday, on MBS on Saturday, on BS Asahi on Sunday, and on AT-X on October 4. HIDIVE will stream the anime. Hideyo Yamamoto (Strike th...

Spy×Family Anime's 2nd Half Streams Clean Opening Sequence

Bump of Chicken performs opening song 'Souvenir' ― TOHO animation began screening the clean credit-less version of the opening animation sequence for the second half of the SPY×FAMILY anime on Wednesday. The sequence features the song "Souvenir" by the band BUMP OF CHICKEN. The second half will premiere on October 1 at 11:00 p.m. (10:00 a.m. EDT). Hiroki Takahashi plays the new character Keith Kepler...
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Overlord IV ‒ SEASON FINALE

Here we are at the end of another season of Overlord. The kingdom has fallen, almost all the “good guys” we've followed so far are dead, and Ainz has shown the world not to mess with him.
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Mob Psycho 100 Anime Season 3's Trailer Highlights Mob, Reigen, Dimple

Trailer also teases Mob's plan to confess to childhood crush Tsubomi ― Warner Bros. Japan began streaming the full trailer for Mob Psycho 100 III, the third season of the television anime of ONE's Mob Psycho 100 manga, on Wednesday. The clips in the trailer highlight Shigeo "Mob" Kageyama, Arataka Reigen, Dimple (Ekubo), and most of the cast from the new season. The trailer also teases about Mob's pl...
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Peter Grill and the Philosopher's Time Anime Season 2's Videos Preview Theme Songs

isekaijoucho performs "Kurenazumu Yakusoku" opening, Hilcrhyme performs "Koigokoro" ending ― The official website for Peter Grill to Kenja no Jikan Super Extra, the second television anime season based on Daisuke Hiyama's Peter Grill and the Philosopher's Time (Peter Grill to Kenja no Jikan) manga, began streaming two new promotional videos for the anime on Wednesday. While both videos feature the sa...
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