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This Week in Anime - When a Wife Guy Is Banished From the Hero's Party

Banished from the Hero's Party offers an appealing romance between a wife guy and a former adventurer princess... and then there's everything else. Banished from the Hero's Party, I Decided to Live a Quiet Life in the Countryside offers an appealing romance between a wife guy and a former adventurer princess... and then there's everything else. Nick and Steve break down this RPG-inspired fantasy t...
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This Week in Games - Nagoshi's New Crew

Toshihiro Nagoshi of Yakuza fame has revealed the staff of his new studio. Heidi breaks down what to expect. ― Greetings, everyone! I am quite relieved today, as it was very likely TWIG might not have happened this week. I got the letter in the mail that most every adult dreads: a jury duty summons, set for the exact day I write and submit TWIG. Thankfully, I wasn't needed, which frees me up to both ...
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Happy Sugar Life GN 8-10

We all knew, I think, that there was never going to be a happy ending to this story. ― We all knew, I think, that there was never going to be a happy ending to this story. From its first volume, Happy Sugar Life has dealt with the sort of mental health crises that scream for interventions that never came, and in its later volumes delved into the idea that when the people with those issues grow up wit...
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With You and the Rain GN 1 & 2

Naturally one of the most entertaining parts is the fact that everyone is aware that the “dog” is anything but. Psst, it's a tanuki. ― I know he's not a dog. You know he's not a dog. The vet definitely knows he's not a dog, but good luck convincing his new owner of that, no matter who you are. What he is is a tanuki, a real Japanese animal that has the sort of folkloric side that coyotes have in some...
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This Week in Anime - Does The Ultraman Hold Up In Anime Form?

Ultraman's legacy in Japanese popular culture runs deep and wide. With the 1979 The Ultraman anime installment finally streaming in the U.S., it's time to tackle the kaiju in the room. How well does this series hold up in anime form? Ultraman's legacy in Japanese popular culture runs deep and wide. Despite its enduring influence, however, the acclaimed tokusatsu series remains relatively obscure o...
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The ANN Aftershow - Attack on Titan - Two Brothers

Lynzee is MIA, so Jacki and James are taking the reins on the newest episode of Attack on Titan. Eren is edging ever closer to Zeke...will they start the rumbling? Will Falco make it out in one piece? ― The ANN Aftershow - Two Brothers Lynzee's out on vacation so Jacki and James are taking the reins on the newest episode of Attack on Titan. Eren is edging ever closer to Zeke...will they start the ru...
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The Girl I Want Is So Handsome! GN

The Girl I Want Is So Handsome! maintains a sense of light playfulness throughout, and it doesn't dip too hard into melodrama for most of the run. ― Like its title suggests, The Girl I Want is So Handsome! is a very basic and straightforward manga. When I was given a chance to review this series, all I wanted was a sweet, gay romance between a shy and bubbly high school student and her cool athletic ...
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Red List Manga Ends in Next Chapter on February 9

Adaptation of Tadashi Anjо̄'s 2018 pandemic novel launched in January 2021 ― The 49th chapter of Katsutoshi Murase's Red List: Zetsumetsu Shinkaron (Red List: Extinction Evolutionary Theory) manga revealed on Wednesday that the manga will end in the next chapter on February 9. The manga is based on Tadashi Anjо̄'s novel of the same name, which shipped in 2018 under the title Red List and then shipped...
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Case Closed #1036 [rate]
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Qureate's Duel Princess Game Temporarily Delisted on Switch eShop

Game launched digitally for Switch on January 13 ― The Nintendo Switch eShop delisted Qureate's Duel Princess game on Wednesday. Qureate confirmed the delisting on its Twitter account on Wednesday, but also added that it will reveal when the game will return on the platform at a later date. People who have purchased the game will still be able to download the game. The game is not currently listed on...
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Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon - The Second Act #17 [rate]
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Saikyō Onmyōji no Isekai Tenseiki Light Novels Have Anime in the Works

Novels center on onmyōji who reincarnates to another world that has subpar magic ― Author Kiichi Kosuzu announced on their Twitter account on Saturday that their Saikyō Onmyōji no Isekai Tenseiki (A Record of the Strongest Onmyōji's Reincarnation to Another World) light novel series has an anime adaptation in the works. The novel series centers on Haruyoshi, who is the strongest onmyōji (diviner) in ...
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Yakuza Lover Manga Approaches Climax in 11th Volume

11th volume ships in May ― The 10th compiled book volume of Nozomi Mino's Yakuza Lover (Koi to Dangan) manga revealed on Wednesday that the manga is heading to its climax with the 11th volume, which will ship in May. Viz Media is releasing the manga in English, and it describes the story: When feisty college student Yuri is attacked at a party, she's saved by Toshiomi Oya, the underboss of a yakuza s...

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Dragon Quest: The Adventure of Dai #67 [rate]
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Death Stranding Director's Cut Game's PC Version Launches on March 30

505 Games and Kojima Productions announced on Thursday that Death Stranding: Director's Cut, the PlayStation 5 version of Kojima Productions' Death Stranding game will launch for PC via Steam and the Epic Games Store on March 30. Owners of the base game on PC can upgrade to the Director's Cut edition at a reduced price. The game launched for PS5 on September 24. The new version adds "more weapons,...
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Funimation Streams My Dress-Up Darling Anime's English Dub

AmaLee, Paul Dateh star in dub launching on Saturday ― Funimation announced on Friday that it will begin streaming an English dub for the television anime of Shinichi Fukuda's My Dress-Up Darling (Sono Bisque Doll wa Koi wo Suru) manga on Saturday. The English cast includes: AmaLee (Amanda Lee) as Marin Paul Dateh as Wakana R Bruce Elliott as Kaoru Dani Chambers as Nowa Madeleine Morris as Rune Jack ...

Mobile Suit Gundam: The Witch From Mercury Anime Premieres in October

1st new Gundam TV anime in 7 years to air during Nichi-5 slot ― The official website for Mobile Suit Gundam: The Witch From Mercury (Kidō Senshi Gundam: Suisei no Majo), the first new Gundam television anime series in seven years, announced on Saturday that the anime will premiere in October during the Nichi-5 slot on Sundays at 5:00 p.m. JST (4:00 a.m. EDT/3:00 a.m. EST) on MBS/TBS' network of stati...

Yen Press Licenses Tsubaki-chou Lonely Planet, Kowloon Generic Romance, Tales of the Kingdom Manga

Also: 4 light novels, 86 audiobook ― Yen Press announced on Friday that it will release the following manga, novels, and books for release in July 2022. The conpany also revealed that it will release an audiobook edition of Asato Asato's 86—EIGHTY-SIX light novel series in July. Title: Tsubaki-chou Lonely Planet manga Creator: Mika Yamamori Summary: Fumi Oono, second-year high school student. Stuck w...
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CUE! #4 [rate]
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Netmarble Announces The Seven Deadly Sins: Origin Open-World Game

Trailer streamed for game launching on consoles, PC, mobile devices ― Netmarble announced The Seven Deadly Sins: Origin, a new open-world game based on Nakaba Suzuki's The Seven Deadly Sins (Nanatsu no Taizai) manga franchise, for consoles, PC, and mobile devices on Thursday. The company did not specify which consoles or a release date. The game will feature an original story and a new protagonist. K...
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World’s End Harem #4 [rate]
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This Week in Anime - When a Wife Guy Is Banished From the Hero's Party

Banished from the Hero's Party offers an appealing romance between a wife guy and a former adventurer princess... and then there's everything else. Banished from the Hero's Party, I Decided to Live a Quiet Life in the Countryside offers an appealing romance between a wife guy and a former adventurer princess... and then there's everything else. Nick and Steve break down this RPG-inspired fantasy t...
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Cross Infinite World Licenses Expedition Cooking with the Enoch Royal Knights, 2 More Light Novels

Also: Onmyoji and Tengu Eyes: The Spirit Hunters of Tomoe, The Dragon's Soulmate is a Mushroom Princess! ― Cross Infinite World announced from Tuesday-Thursday that it has licensed three new light novel series. Title: Expedition Cooking with the Enoch Royal Knights Creators: Mashimesa Emoto and Tera Akai Release Date: July 29 (digital) Summary: Despite being born as a Fore Elf—one of the “beautiful c...
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Teasing Master Takagi-san #4 [rate]
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Akebi's Sailor Uniform ‒ Episode 3

What I think this episode is trying to do with Kei's selfies is demonstrate how young women engage with their bodies, identities, and growing up. But it does make me feel uncomfortable.
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Girls' Frontline #4 [rate]
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Funimation Streams Extreme Baseball Anime Tribe Nine's English Dub

Dub premieres on January 31 ― Funimation announced on Friday that it will stream an English dub for the anime of Akatsuki and Too Kyo Games' new Tribe Nine project, beginning on January 31. The English dub cast includes: Jacob Hopkins as Shun Kamiya Casey Mongillo as Haru Shirokane Phillip Sacramento as Taiga Brittney Karbowski as Saori Arisugawa Kevin Thelwell as Santaro Mita Brendan Blaber as Manam...
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Singer Masayoshi Ōishi Sings All 34 Voices in the Uma Musume Theme

Ōishi knocks it out of the park with his "Umapyoi Densetsu" cover ― Singer Masayoshi Ōishi pulled off an incredible feat last Saturday when he sang the iconic Uma Musume Pretty Derby song "Umapyoi Densetsu" for TV Asahi's "Masayoshi Ōishi x Airi Suzuki's Incredible Anisong Cover Desho Deshow!!" internet program. The mix includes Ōishi's take on all 34 voices that feature in the song, including each s...
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The Case Study of Vanitas #15 [rate]
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Tokyo 24th Ward ‒ Episode 4

Tokyo 24th Ward's toothless social commentary overshadows even its extensive use of specialist lingo.

Belle Anime Film Earns Over US$3 Million at Box Office

Film is Hosoda's highest grossing film in N. America ― GKIDS announced on Friday that according to theater reports, Mamoru Hosoda's Belle (Ryū to Sobakasu no Hime) anime film has earned more than US$3 million in the U.S. box office after two weeks in theaters. The film is Hosoda's highest grossing film in North America. Mirai previously held the record with US$812,000. According to GKIDS director of ...
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Voice Actors Ryōta Suzuki, Kazuki Ura, Rico Sasaki Diagnosed With COVID-19

Suzuki diagnosed on Wednesday, Ura & Sasaki on Thursday ― Talent management agency VIMS announced on Wednesday and Friday that voice actors Ryōta Suzuki and Kazuki Ura have both been diagnosed with the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Suzuki had come down with a fever on Tuesday night. He took a PCR test the following day, and test result came back positive. He is currently self-isolating at his h...
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This Week in Games - Nagoshi's New Crew

Toshihiro Nagoshi of Yakuza fame has revealed the staff of his new studio. Heidi breaks down what to expect. ― Greetings, everyone! I am quite relieved today, as it was very likely TWIG might not have happened this week. I got the letter in the mail that most every adult dreads: a jury duty summons, set for the exact day I write and submit TWIG. Thankfully, I wasn't needed, which frees me up to both ...
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hololive Virtual YouTuber Minato Aqua Gets Console Game

Entergram is developing game for release this year ― The agency hololive announced on Friday that Virtual Youtuber Minato Aqua is getting her own game this year on an unspecified console or portable game system. Entergram is developing and publishing the game. The agency teased that it will reveal further details at a later date. Minato Aqua is a second-generation hololive VTuber talent who debuted i...
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Life with an Ordinary Guy Who Reincarnated into a Total Fantasy Knockout ‒ Episode 3

This is decidedly not Total Fantasy Knockout's best outing, but it found its footing again by the end of things.
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Slow Loop #4 [rate]
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Healer Girl Anime Unveils Story, More Cast & Staff, Ending Song

Ayahi Takagaki, Hisako Tōjō, Miyu Takagi cast in anime from Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood's Yasuhiro Irie, Studio 3Hz ― The official website for Healer Girl, "a bold, new form of musical healing animation" from Studio 3Hz, formally opened on Friday and posted the story introduction, more cast and staff members, ending theme song, ending animation sequence, and key visual for the anime. It also con...
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'Anime no Tane' Animator Training Program Unveils Stories, Visuals for 2022's Projects

Imagica Digitalscape, Studio Elle, Production +h., Lesprit create 4 anime shorts ― The Japanese government's Agency of Cultural Affairs unveiled the story inroductions and visuals for the four anime projects in its latest round of the "Anime no Tane" program on Friday. Studio: Imagica Digitalscape Title: "Tenjin" A young girl named Miru and Ran, a boy who appeared before Miru, embark on an adventure ...
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Aware! Meisaku-kun #225 [rate]

Bibliophile Princess Shōjo Fantasy Romance Novels Get TV Anime in 2022

Sweetness & Lightning's Tarou Iwasaki helms anime at Madhouse studio ― Ichijnsha announced on Friday that Yui and Satsuki Shiina's Bibliophile Princess (Mushikaburi-hime) light novel series is inspiring a television anime that will premiere this year. Tarou Iwasaki (Ryoko's Case File, One Week Friends, Sweetness & Lightning) is directing the anime at Madhouse. Mitsutaka Hirota (Sweetness & Lightning,...

Funimation Debuts Scar on the Praeter Anime's English Dub on Friday

A.J. LoCascio, Ryan Colt Levy, Darrel Delfin, more star in dub ― Funimation announced on Thursday that it will debut an English dub for the Scar on the Praeter (Project Scard: Praeter no Kizu) television anime for Frontier Works' Project Scard franchise. The dub for all 13 episodes will debut on Friday. The cast for the dub includes: A.J. LoCascio as Eiji Ryan Colt Levy as Yamato Darrel Delfin as Kaz...

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Deaimon Anime Unveils Visual, More Character Designs, April Premiere

Nobunaga Shimazaki, Kozue Yūki star in anime about family confectionary shop ― The official website for the television anime of Rin Asano's Deaimon manga revealed a new visual and the anime's April premiere date on Friday. The site also unveiled the designs for two more characters: Rikiya Koyama as Heigo Irino Sayaka Ohara as Fuki Irino The manga's story centers on Nagomu, a man who left his home in ...
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Life-Size Moving Gundam to Stay on Display Until March 2023

Gundam Factory Yokohama was originally slated to close in March 2022 ― Sunrise's Gundam.info website announced on Friday that the Gundam Factory Yokohama facility — which houses a moving, life-size RX-78-2 Gundam statue — will remain open until March 31, 2023. This extends the time it will remain open by a year. However, the facility will close for maintenance from mid-May to mid-July to prepare for ...
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Live-Action Usogui Film's Side Story Net Series Unveils Trailer

Trailer for February 11 companion series highlights character Ranko Kurama ― The staff for Usogui -Kurama Ranko-hen/Kaji Takaomi-hen- (The Lie Eater -Ranko Kurama's Story/Takaomi Kaji's Story), the companion web series to the live-action film of Toshio Sako's Usogui (The Lie Eater) manga, unveiled a new trailer for the series on Friday. The trailer highlights the character Ranko Kurama (Mai Shiraishi...

Seven Seas Launches New Steamship Imprint for 'Sexy Romance' Manga for Women

Company announces 4 new licenses ― Seven Seas announced on Wednesday that it is launching a new Steamship imprint for works that would be considered "sexy romance for women." The company licensed the GAME: Between the Suits, I'll Never Be Your Crown Princess!, Ladies on Top, and Outbride: Beauty and the Beasts manga under the new imprint. Seven Seas will release the first volume of Mai Nishikata's GA...
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Platinum End #16 [rate]
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Funimation Streams Akebi's Sailor Uniform Anime's English Dub

Dub premieres on Saturday ― Funimation announced on Thursday that it will begin streaming an English dub for the television anime of HIRO's Akebi's Sailor Uniform (Akebi-chan no Sailor Fuku) manga on Saturday. The English cast includes: Megan Shipman as Komichi Akebi Tia Ballard as Kao Erica Schroeder as Yuwa Greg Dulcie as Taira Pam Dougherty as the school's principal Kristen McGuire as Ms. Tamura S...
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Saiyuki Reload -ZEROIN- #4 [rate]
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AI: The Somnium Files - nirvanA Initiative Sequel Game's Story Trailer Reveals June 24 Launch in West

Video previews new characters Ryuki, Tama ― Spike Chunsoft began streaming on Thursday a trailer for AI: The Somnium Files - nirvanA Initiative, the sequel game to Kōtarō Uchikoshi's AI: The Somnium Files, and it reveals the game will launch for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC via Windows 10 and Steam in North America and Europe on June 24. The video previews the story and the new ch...
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Pokémon Journeys Anime Casts Hiro Shimono, Yui Ogura

Piers, Marnie appear in anime on February 25 ― The Pokémon anime's Twitter account revealed on Thursday two new cast members for the Pokémon Journeys anime. The newly announced cast will debut in the anime on February 25, and it includes: Hiro Shimono as Piers (Nezu) Yui Ogura as Marnie (Mary) Netflix premiered Pokémon Master Journeys: The Series on September 10. The second part of the anime debuted ...
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Tribe Nine ‒ Episode 1-3

This is a show best enjoyed when you come along for the wild ride and let yourself get swept up in the nonsensical plot.
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RPG Real Estate Anime Reveals Theme Songs, April Premiere

Cast members, Maneki Kecak perform theme songs ― The official website for the television anime of Chiyo Kenmotsu's RPG Real Estate (RPG Fudōsan) manga revealed on Friday the anime's theme songs and April premiere. Cast members Honoka Inoue, Hina Kino, Natsumi Kawaida, and Manaka Iwami are performing the opening theme song "Make Up Life!" as their characters. Idol group Maneki Kecak are performing the...
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Niigata Government Blames 'Girl Running With Toast' Anime Trope For Decline in Rice Consumption

The solution: make the girl run with rice in her mouth instead ― The Niigata prefectural government is trying to promote the region's rice products with an attention-grabbing accusation: it's anime's fault that rice consumption has declined in Japan. Remember that trope where the girl is late to school so she runs with toast in her mouth? The government released a video last week explaining the reaso...
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Odd Taxi Anime Film Unveils Trailer, Visual

Film opens on April 1 ― The official website for Eiga Odd Taxi: In the Woods, the film project of the original anime Odd Taxi, began streaming a trailer on Thursday. The film will premiere in Japan on April 1. The television anime's main cast and staff are returning, and Asmik Ace is distributing. Crunchyroll will stream the film. The film is a "reconstruction" of the television anime episodes, but i...
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Sabikui Bisco ‒ Episode 3

Despite all of the narrative and organizational twists and turns thrown into these first three episodes, Sabikui Bisco closes out its prologue in an expected, yet satisfying way.
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Ranking of Kings #15 [rate]
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The Demon Girl Next Door Anime Season 2 Reveals Teaser Video, Returning Cast/Staff

Machikado Mazoku 2-Chōme premieres in April ― The official website for the television anime of Izumo Ito's The Demon Girl Next Door (Machikado Mazoku) manga began streaming on Friday a teaser promotional video for Machikado Mazoku 2-Chōme, the anime's second season. The website also revealed returning cast and staff members. The returning cast includes: Konomi Kohara as Yūko Yoshida Akari Kitō as Mom...
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Happy Sugar Life GN 8-10

We all knew, I think, that there was never going to be a happy ending to this story. ― We all knew, I think, that there was never going to be a happy ending to this story. From its first volume, Happy Sugar Life has dealt with the sort of mental health crises that scream for interventions that never came, and in its later volumes delved into the idea that when the people with those issues grow up wit...
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Key's Prima Doll Mixed Media Project Gets TV Anime

Promo video, visual, cast, staff, unveiled ― The official Twitter account for Visual Arts/Key's mixed media project Prima Doll announced on Friday that the project is getting a television anime this year. The company opened an official website for the anime, and it unveiled a promotional video, teaser visual, cast, and staff. The cast includes: Azumi Waki as Haizakura Tomori Kusunoki as Karasuba Miyu...
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Princess Connect! Re:Dive Season 2 ‒ Episode 3

When it comes down to it, this is basically a horror episode on two levels.
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Arifureta - From Commonplace to World's Strongest #3 [rate]
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Voice Actors Natsuki Hanae & Rina Satou, Manga Creator Tsubasa Yamaguchi Diagnosed With COVID-19

Blue Period manga goes on 1-month hiatus ― Talent agency Across Entertainment announced on Thursday that voice actor Natsuki Hanae (Demon Slayer's Tanjirō) has been diagnosed with the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19). He had throat pain on Thursday evening, and he tested positive for COVID-19 that same night. Hanae is experiencing mild symptoms, and he is receiving treatment according to the guidan...
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Rumiko Takahashi, Takashi Shiina Discuss the Manga Craft

Both creators emphasize the importance of fast-paced openers and well-developed characters ― Manga artists Rumiko Takahashi (Inuyasha, Ranma ½, Urusei Yatsura) and Takashi Shiina (Zettai Karen Children) participated in an interview together in the March issue of Weekly Shonen Sunday S, which shipped on Tuesday. The two artists discuss the manga craft and the way they approach storytelling. The two-pa...
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Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Entertainment District Arc ‒ Episode 8

One of the most exciting things about “Gathering” is exactly what it implies with its title: Finally, after weeks of buildup, every major combatant has arrived on the battlefield.
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Ghibli Park Announces November 1 Grand Opening With Promotional Video

Theme park with 5-meter Totoro statue, building 4 times bigger than current museum ― Studio Ghibli producer Toshio Suzuki and Aichi Governor Hideaki Ōmura announced on Thursday that the planned Ghibli Park will open on November 1. The Aichi Tourism Bureau presented a new website with a promotional video (in a short 15-second version and a full four-minute version) to accompany the announcement: The G...
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Toho Animation Reveals Wonderism Anime Music Video Project

Project debuts music video in March featuring Kobe City, theme song by HOWL BE QUIET band ― Toho Animation announced a new anime music video project titled Wonderism: Kimi o Yobu Koe (The Voice Calling Out to You) on Thursday. The project will debut an anime music video in March. 🎬MV制作には新進気鋭の若きアーティストが集結!!原案・コンセプトデザインを担当するのは有名アーティストのMVや人気アニメにも携わる今注目のアニメーター【しの】@cozy_ashfilm荒廃した近未来を背景とした独特の世界感で目の前にある日常の...

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Salaryman's Club Badminton Anime Casts Takaya Kuroda as Sunlight Coach

Episode 1 preview video, character chart also posted for anime premiering Saturday ― The official Twitter account for TV Asahi and Liden Films' original badminton sports anime Salaryman's Club (Ryman's Club) revealed on Thursday that Takaya Kuroda is joining the anime's cast as Yasuomi Ōno, the coach of the Sunlight Beverage badminton team. The Twitter account also posted a web preview video of the f...

My Stepmom's Daughter Is My Ex Anime Reveals 1st Teaser, Cast, Staff, 2022 Debut

Rina Hidaka, Hiro Shimono star in anime of light novel series ― The official Twitter account for the anime of Kyōsuke Kamishiro and Takayaki's My Stepmom's Daughter Is My Ex (Mamahaha no Tsurego ga Moto Kano Datta) light novel series revealed on Thursday its first teaser promotional video, key visual, cast, staff, and 2022 premiere. The cast includes Rina Hidaka as Yume Irido and Hiro Shimono as Mizu...
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Live-Action noise Film's Clip Shows Main Characters Disposing Body

Film reuniting live-action Death Note films' stars opens on Friday ― Warner Bros. Japan began streaming a new clip from the live-action film of Tetsuya Tsutsui's noise manga on Thursday. The footage shows the characters Keita, Jun, and Shinichirō attempting to hide the body of someone they accidentally killed before anyone discovers it. The suspense manga is set in a rural hunting town that has been ...
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Live-Action Joshikōsei ni Korosaretai Film's Teaser Unveils More Cast, April 1 Opening

Yuko Oshima cast as ex-girlfriend in Usamaru Furuya's suspense story ― The official website for the live-action film of Usamaru Furuya's Joshikōsei ni Korosaretai (I Want to be Killed by a High School Girl) suspense manga unveiled a teaser trailer on Thursday. The teaser and the website reveal new cast members and the April 1 opening for the film. Yuko Oshima (seen below) joins the cast as Satsuki Fu...
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Kodansha Comics Licenses Falling Drowning, Tying the Knot with an Amagami Sister, Fungus and Iron, Lightning and Romance, More Manga

Also: The Transcendent One-Sided Love of Yoshida the Catch, Sakura's Dedication ― Kodansha Comics announced on Wednesday new manga titles that will debut digitally in February and in print in this fall. The company will release the following titles digitally in February: Title: Tying the Knot with an Amagami Sister Creator: Marcey Naito Debut Date: February 1 Synopsis: Uryu Kamihate has had a rough s...
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HIDIVE Streams 3 Short Anime Films by Director Pierre Itō

Mouseman: Dark Child, Kenda Master Ken, World, Before You End ― HIDIVE announced on Wednesday that it will stream three of director Pierre Itō's anime films in North America, Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa, the Netherlands, Scandinavian and Nordic Countries, Spain, Portugal, Central America, and South America. The service will premiere the anime on the following dat...
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The Day I Became a God Manga Ends

Manga launched in November 2020 ― ZEN's manga adaptation of The Day I Became a God (Kami-sama ni Natta Hi) — the third original anime from Key, Aniplex, and P.A Works, ended on Tuesday. ZEN launched the manga on the ComicWalker and Niconico Seiga websites in November 2020. The manga's first compiled book volume shipped in Japan in May 2021, and the second volume will launch on February 26. The anime ...
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Valve's Steam Deck Portable PC Gaming Console Launches on February 25

Valve announced on Wednesday that its Steam Deck portable PC gaming console will launch on February 25. Reservation holders will get order emails first in the order reservations were made. The Steam Deck was originally scheduled to launch this December, but it was delayed due to global supply chain issues and material shortages. Components were not reaching the company's manufacturing facilities i...
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How a Realist Hero Rebuilt the Kingdom Part 2 ‒ Episode 1-3

Even though we're talking about the diplomatic resolution to a feudal conflict and control of a war-torn region, there's this sense that Souma has a near-omniscient view of everything.
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Detective Conan: The Scarlet Bullet Movie Gets Manga

Detective Conan: Quarter of Silence manga ended on Tuesday ― This year's March issue of Shogakukan's Shōnen Sunday S revealed on Tuesday that Yutaka Abe and Jirō Maruden are launching a new manga based on Detective Conan: The Scarlet Bullet (Meitantei Conan: Hiiro no Dangan), the 24th film in the Detective Conan franchise, in the magazine's next issue. Abe and Maruden's manga adaptation of the Detect...
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Medical University's "Cringe" Mario Kart COVID-19 PSA Goes Viral

Twitter users can't seem to decide whether it's "funny" or "cringe" ― The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health released a video on Twitter on January 13 promoting COVID-19 vaccine booster shots. The video slipped under the internet's radar for two weeks, until it suddenly went viral earlier this week. The reason: it uses edited Mario Kart 8 game footage to spread its message, and Twitter u...
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Sasaki and Miyano ‒ Episode 3

BL is not only the common point of interest that brings our leads together, but the means through which they poke and prod at the borders of their relationship throughout this whole episode.
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Crunchyroll Streams The Greatest Demon Lord is Reborn as a Typical Nobody Anime

English-subbed trailer streamed for April anime ― Crunchyroll announced on Wednesday that it will begin streaming the anime adaptation of Myōjin Katō's The Greatest Demon Lord Is Reborn as a Typical Nobody (Shijō Saikyō no Daimaō, Murabito A ni Tensei Suru) novels in April for the spring 2022 anime season in North America, Central America, South America, Europe, Africa, Oceania, the Middle East, and ...
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With You and the Rain GN 1 & 2

Naturally one of the most entertaining parts is the fact that everyone is aware that the “dog” is anything but. Psst, it's a tanuki. ― I know he's not a dog. You know he's not a dog. The vet definitely knows he's not a dog, but good luck convincing his new owner of that, no matter who you are. What he is is a tanuki, a real Japanese animal that has the sort of folkloric side that coyotes have in some...
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Summit of the Gods Animated Film Nominated for France's César Awards

France-Luxembourg animated film nominated for Best Animated Feature ― France's 2022 César Awards nominated the France-Luxembourg animated film of Jiro Taniguchi's The Summit of the Gods (Kamigami no Itadaki) manga for its Best Animated Feature category. Netflix has the worldwide rights to the The Summit of the Gods film outside of France, Benelux, China, Japan, and Korea. Netflix released the film in...
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This Week in Anime - Does The Ultraman Hold Up In Anime Form?

Ultraman's legacy in Japanese popular culture runs deep and wide. With the 1979 The Ultraman anime installment finally streaming in the U.S., it's time to tackle the kaiju in the room. How well does this series hold up in anime form? Ultraman's legacy in Japanese popular culture runs deep and wide. Despite its enduring influence, however, the acclaimed tokusatsu series remains relatively obscure o...
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ALA's Graphic Novels for Adults 2021 Top 10 List Includes My Alcoholic Escape from Reality Manga

Tono Monogatari, Remina manga included in full list ― The American Library Association's Graphic Novels & Comics Round Table (GNCRT) announced on Monday its 2021 Best Graphic Novels for Adults Reading List, and the top ten list includes Kabi Nagata's My Alcoholic Escape from Reality (Genjitsu Tōhi Shitetara Boroboro ni Natta Hanashi) manga. Shigeru Mizuki's Tono Monogatari and Junji Ito's Remina mang...
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Blade Runner: Black Lotus ‒ Episode 11

Even though the same rough patches mentioned before are still here, it really feels like Black Lotus is finally getting started after all this time.
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Uchi no Danna ga Amachan de Manga Ends

3rd volume ships on March 9 ― The March issue of Kodansha's Monthly Shonen Sirius magazine published the final chapter of Raizō's manga adaptation of Atsushi Kagurazaka's Uchi no Danna ga Amachan de (My Husband is Amachan) novels on Wednesday. The manga's third compiled book volume will ship on March 9. The manga takes place in Japan in the Edo period and follows a husband, who is a constable but als...
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Parrot Analytics: Attack on Titan Was World's Most "In-Demand" Show of 2021

Anime is 1st non-English language series to earn the title ― Market research firm Parrot Analytics identified Attack on Titan as world's most "in-demand" television show of 2021 in its 4th annual Global TV Demand Awards. It is the first non-English language series to earn the title, previously held by only The Walking Dead and Game of Thrones. Attack on Titan was also named the most In-demand anime s...
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One Piece ‒ Episode 1007

An interesting episode to say the least. A lot of your enjoyment is going to come down to how much you like seeing Queen goof about and make monsters.
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Anime Scriptwriter Atsushi Maekawa, Artist Kōichi Shimahoshi Pen New Manga

Assassin's Labyrinth "assassin battle royale" manga launches on February 19 ― The March issue of Akita Shoten's Champion Red magazine revealed on January 19 that writer Atsushi Maekawa and artist Kōichi Shimahoshi will launch a new manga titled Assassin's Labyrinth ~Koroshiya no Meikyū~ in the magazine's next issue on February 19. The "assassin's battle royale" manga's story begins when a gathering o...
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Midnight Occult Civil Servants Manga Ends in Next Chapter on February 22

Manga launched in 2015, inspired 2019 TV anime adaptation ― Manga creator Yōko Tamotsu announced on their Twitter account on Tuesday that their Mayonaka no Occult Kōmuin (Midnight Occult Civil Servants) manga will end in the manga's next chapter. The official Twitter account for Kadokawa's Comic Newtype website confirmed on the same day that the manga's next chapter will debut on February 22. The mod...
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Chikage Yuniwa's Battery Manga Goes on Hiatus

Yuniwa working on manga's final chapter ― The March issue of Kadokawa's Asuka magazine revealed on Monday that Chikage Yuniwa's manga adaptation of Atsuko Asano's Battery novels is on hiatus and did not appear in the issue. The magazine did not reveal when the manga will resume. In addition, the announcement noted that Yuniwa is working on the manga's final chapter. Asano's novels revolve around Taku...
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VTuber Group holostars to Launch Their '1st 3D Anime' on Friday

hololive's male virtual entertainers to stream stars*collection! episode 1 on YouTube ― The hololive production agency's holostars virtual YouTuber (VTuber) group announced on Wednesday that they will start streaming their "first original 3D anime" on Friday, January 28 at 7:00 p.m. (5:00 a.m. EST) on their official YouTube channel. An English-subtitled video announced the first episode of the stars*...
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FuRyu's Monark RPG's Trailer Highlights Demo

Demo out now on PS4, PS5, Switch ― NIS America began streaming an English trailer for publisher FuRyu and developer Lancarse's new game Monark on Tuesday. The video previews the game's demo, which is out now for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and Switch, with progress in the demo carrying over to the main game. The game will launch for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Nintendo Switch, and PC via Steam in...
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Saga of Tanya the Evil's Carlo Zen Launches New Manga With Artist Ikumi Fukuda

Hachigatsu no Sora Hōsei no Kodama "steampunk war chronicle" manga launches February 22 ― The February issue of Akita Shoten's Dokodemo Young Champion magazine revealed on Tuesday that writer Carlo Zen and artist Ikumi Fukuda are launching a new manga tentatively titled Hachigatsu no Sora Hōsei no Kodama (The Guns Echo Across an August Sky) in the magazine's next issue on February 22. The magazine de...

Rent-A-Girlfriend's Reiji Miyajima Launches New Manga

Shiunji-ke no Kodomo-tachi sibling romcom launches in February ― Manga creator Reiji Miyajima announced on his Twitter account on Tuesday that he is launching a new manga titled Shiunji-ke no Kodomo-tachi (The Shiunji Siblings). The sibling romantic comedy centering on seven siblings will launch on Miyajima's Fanbox account on February 22, and in this year's fifth issue of Hakusensha's Young Animal m...
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DEEMO Memorial Keys Anime Film's New Video Features 'Dream' Song (Updated)

Film debuts in Japan on February 25 ― The staff for DEEMO Memorial Keys (Deemo: Sakura no Oto - Anata no Kanadeta Oto ga, Ima mo Hibiku), the anime film based on Rayark Games' Deemo game, unveiled new footage from the film on Wednesday, featuring the song "Dream" from the original Deemo game. Rayark Games will hold an online concert on February 12 to commemorate the company's 10th anniversary. The fi...
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Viz Media Debuts 1st 8 Chapters of JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Part 6: Stone Ocean Manga Digitally

Company has not confirmed hardcover volume release for manga ― Viz Media announced on Tuesday that it has added the first eight chapters of JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Part 6: Stone Ocean, the sixth part of Hirohiko Araki's JoJo's Bizarre Adventure manga, digitally through its Shonen Jump service. The company's website and app both state a new chapter will be available in seven days. Viz Media has not a...
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Miss Kuroitsu From the Monster Development Department Anime Casts Yukari Tamura, Yui Horie

Tamura, Horie play magical girl duo in currently airing anime ― The staff of the anime of Hiroaki Mizusaki's Miss Kuroitsu From the Monster Development Department (Kaijin Kaihatsubu no Kuroitsu-san) manga revealed new cast members for the anime on Wednesday. The two new characters are a licensed hero duo known as the Magical Girl Piria Magica duo. The new cast members include: Yukari Tamura as Reo Sh...
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