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This Week in Games - Ask Yourself, "What Would Shadow Do?"

The Year of Shadow is upon us! What sort of festivities can we expect for a resident Edgehog? Also: Jean-Karlo salutes the Miiverse community and more in This Week in Games! ― Welcome back, folks! Last week, I saw a bit of consternation from folks with regards to SaGa Emerald Beyond, specifically since SaGa games can be rather impenetrable. It's a tall order, but I still vouch for the SaGa games. Mis...
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The ANN Aftershow - What New Anime Should You Watch? (Spring 2024 Edition)

James and Lynzee are back after a hiatus to help YOU decide which of the best (and strangest) new anime premieres is worth watching. Also, James tries to explain how the omegaverse works in this one. What New Anime Should You Watch? (Spring 2024 Edition) James and Lynzee are back after a hiatus to help YOU decide which of the best (and strangest) new anime premieres is worth watching. Also, check ...
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SPY×FAMILY Code: White Anime Film Review

The anime dub premieres tonight in Los Angeles, but is the Spy x Family film a must-see or an easy skip? ― Let's start this review with a bit of a litmus test to see whether you'll enjoy this film or not. Does the idea of an extended sequence about a little girl trying desperately not to poop—to the point where she starts having surreal hallucinations—sound like the height of comedy? If yes, you've f...
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This Week in Anime - What Is An 'Anime Game,' Anyway?

Chris and Lucas try to quantify the 'vibe' that makes something an anime game; is it point of origin, art style, or something else? ― Chris and Lucas try to quantify the 'vibe' that makes something an anime game; is it point of origin, art style, or something else? Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed by the participants in this chatlog are not the views of Anime News Network.Spoiler Warning...
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Omniscient Reader's Viewpoint Volume 1 Manhwa Review

This is for the ones who knew the Red Wedding was coming, gleefully chuckled when the film Bridge to Terabithia grossly misled parents, and always read the book before seeing the movie. ― This one's for the smug readers, the ones who knew the Red Wedding was coming, who gleefully chuckled when the film for Bridge to Terabithia grossly misled parents as to what it was about, and who always read the bo...
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Mobile Suit Gundam SEED FREEDOM Giveaway

To celebrate the theatrical release of Gundam SEED FREEDOM, were giving away 2 HG GUNDAM models and 10 tickets to the screening! ― To celebrate the theatrical release of Gundam SEED FREEDOM, were giving away these 2 HG GUNDAM models and 10 tickets to the screening! About The Movie C.E. (Cosmic Era). An era in which there are human beings called Coordinators, born with superior physical and mental abi...
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Godzilla: Here There Be Dragons Graphic Novel Review

It's kaiju and pirates in this ahistorical take on the dragons found on old treasure maps—but it doesn't quite deliver on its fantastic elevator pitch. ― The elevator pitch for Godzilla: Here There Be Dragons is fantastic—a voyage of Sir Francis Drake to find the Dead Bishop's treasure, only to find forbidden seas filled with the kaiju of the Godzilla franchise, presented as a pirate's tall tale by a...
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BAFTA Reveals Its Game Awards Winners, Poll Results of Top 20 Iconic Video Game Characters

Winners include The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, Super Mario Bros. Wonder ― The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) revealed the winners of its 20th BAFTA Game Awards on Thursday. It also released a list of "the top 20 iconic video game characters of all time" based on a poll of over 4,000 people from around the world last Thursday to commemorate the awards season. Larian St...
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I Was Reincarnated as the 7th Prince Anime Reveals English Dub Cast, April 15 Premiere

Meg McClain, Sara Ragsdale, Jim Foronda, more star ― Crunchyroll announced on Friday that it will begin streaming the English dub for the television anime of Kenkyo na Circle's I Was Reincarnated as the 7th Prince so I Can Take My Time Perfecting My Magical Ability (Tensei Shitara Dainana Ōji Datta no de, Kimamani Majutsu o Kiwamemasu) light novel series on April 15. The English cast includes: Meg M...
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Ghibli Art Director Youichi Nishikawa, Nihon Falcom President Toshihiro Kondo Attend Anime Expo

One Piece Symphony concert to also take place on July 6 ― The staff of Anime Expo announced on Thursday that it will host Nihon Falcom president Toshihiro Kondo at this year's event. The convention will also host Studio Ghibli art director Youichi Nishikawa. The One Piece 25th Anniversary Symphony Orchestra will take place at the Shrine Auditorium on July 6 during the event as part of its North Ameri...
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This Week in Games - Ask Yourself, "What Would Shadow Do?"

The Year of Shadow is upon us! What sort of festivities can we expect for a resident Edgehog? Also: Jean-Karlo salutes the Miiverse community and more in This Week in Games! ― Welcome back, folks! Last week, I saw a bit of consternation from folks with regards to SaGa Emerald Beyond, specifically since SaGa games can be rather impenetrable. It's a tall order, but I still vouch for the SaGa games. Mis...
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Kotono Mitsuishi Joins Cast of Pokémon Horizons Anime as Katy

Anime previews creditless opening, ending sequences for new arc ― The official X/Twitter account for the Pokémon anime franchise announced on Friday that Kotono Mitsuishi will play Kaede (Katy in English) in the Pokémon Horizons: The Series anime, starting with the next episode on April 19. Katy is the Gym Leader of Cercle Town (Cortondo in English). The official YouTube channel for the franchise pos...
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Calorie's Love Affair Manga Wins Japan Cartoonists Association Award

Takupedia, Chiikawa, Dragon and Chameleon, more also win awards ― The Japan Cartoonists Association (JCA) announced the winners of the 53rd Japan Cartoonists Association Awards on Friday. Yuua Oda's Calorie no Tsuyagoto (Calorie's Love Affair) manga won the grand prize in the Comic division. Taku Furukawa's Takupedia won the Cartoon division. Nagano's Chiikawa won in the Manga division, for being a w...

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BLUELOCK -Episode Nagi- Film's 'Awakening' Video Highlights Nagi

Film opens in Japan on April 19, in N. America on June 28 ― The official website for the anime film of Kōta Sannomiya's BLUELOCK -Episode Nagi- spinoff of Muneyuki Kaneshiro and Yūsuke Nomura's Blue Lock soccer manga began streaming a new "Kakusei" (Awakening promotional video on Friday. The video highlights Nagi, the lazy genius. BLUELOCK -Episode Nagi- will open in Japan on April 19. The film will ...
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The New Gate Anime Gets Browser Game

Pre-registration for THE NEW GATE Best Collection is open now ― CTW announced on Friday the television anime of Shinogi Kazanami's light novel series The New Gate is getting a browser game adaptation titled THE NEW GATE Best Collection on the G123 service. Pre-registration is available now. The game will be free to play with optional in-game purchases. Players can craft gear and go on adventures with...
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Kokoro Kikuchi Debuts as Chibi Maruko-chan Anime's Lead on April 21

Maruko's previous voice TARAKO died on March 4 after voicing character for 34 years ― The official website for the Chibi Maruko-chan television anime announced on Friday that voice actress Kokoro Kikuchi (Boruto's Sarada) will be the new voice for the anime's titular character Maruko, with the first episode featuring her debut premiering on April 21. TARAKO, the voice of Maruko for 34 years since the...
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Legendary Ent's Live-Action Godzilla Series Monarch: Legacy of Monsters Gets 2nd Season

New multi-series deal includes multiple spinoffs for franchise ― Apple TV+ announced on Thursday that Monarch: Legacy of Monsters, Legendary Entertainment's series featuring "Godzilla and the Titans" is getting a second season. This is part of a new multi-series deal with Legendary Entertainment that includes multiple spinoffs for the franchise. The main staff is returning for the new season. The ser...

Transformers Franchise Gets Crossover Film with G.I. Joe

Steven Spielberg to executive produce with producers from Transformers: Rise of the Beasts ― Paramount Pictures confirmed on Thursday during the CinemaCon 2024 event in Las Vegas that it is producing a crossover film between the Transformers and G.I. Joe franchises. Steven Spielberg is the executive producer for the new film. Transformers: Rise of the Beasts (pictured right) producers Lorenzo di Bona...
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The ANN Aftershow - What New Anime Should You Watch? (Spring 2024 Edition)

James and Lynzee are back after a hiatus to help YOU decide which of the best (and strangest) new anime premieres is worth watching. Also, James tries to explain how the omegaverse works in this one. What New Anime Should You Watch? (Spring 2024 Edition) James and Lynzee are back after a hiatus to help YOU decide which of the best (and strangest) new anime premieres is worth watching. Also, check ...
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Cross Infinite World Licenses Let's Get to Villainessin', Soup Forest, 3 More Light Novels

Also: By a Twist of Fate, I'm Attending the Royal Academy in Disguise, more ― Cross Infinite World announced on Tuesday that it has licensed five new light novel series: Title: By a Twist of Fate, I'm Attending the Royal Academy in Disguise Creators: Ringo (story), Tsukasa Satsuki (art) Release Date: May 31 (digital), physical version at later date Synopsis: Cesia, a mere servant, is attending the Ro...
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Azuki, Dentsu Announce Enter the Garden Anime Anthology Series With 1st Part 'The Waiting Man' Debuting on April 30 (Updated)

Goro Taniguchi produces 3-part series streaming on Azuki's website/YouTube channel ― Azuki and Dentsu announced on Thursday a new three-part anime anthology series titled Enter The Garden, which will launch on April 30 with its first part "The Waiting Man." The anime will stream in Japanese with English subtitles on Azuki's website and YouTube channel. The next two installments will premiere in the c...
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Keiko Sakano, Mitsuru Yūki to Launch Short-term Series Manga on April 19

Mamorikatana no Uta -Mamorikatana no Ichimonji follows people being mysteriously spirited away ― This year's ninth issue of Hakusensha's Hana to Yume magazine revealed on April 5 that Keiko Sakano (Fiancée of the Wizard) and Mitsuru Yūki (Onmyōji, Abe no Seimei) will launch a new short-term series Mamorikatana no Uta -Mamorikatana no Ichimonji (Song of the Guardian Sword -The Straight Line of the Gu...
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SPY×FAMILY Code: White Anime Film Review

The anime dub premieres tonight in Los Angeles, but is the Spy x Family film a must-see or an easy skip? ― Let's start this review with a bit of a litmus test to see whether you'll enjoy this film or not. Does the idea of an extended sequence about a little girl trying desperately not to poop—to the point where she starts having surreal hallucinations—sound like the height of comedy? If yes, you've f...
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Oshi no Ko Anime Gets Revival Screenings, Early Screenings of 2nd Season Premiere

Screenings of 1st 90-minute episode begin on June 7, early screenings for season 2 open on June 30 ― The staff of the Oshi no Ko anime announced on Thursday that there will be a revival screening of the anime's first 90-minute episode "Mother and Children" for two weeks starting on June 7 in Japan. There will be a Dolby Cinema version available. In addition, the first episode of the anime's second se...
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Detective Conan x McDonald's Collab in 2 New Commercials

The culprit is you! ― McDonald's Japan is well known for its collaborations with long-lived and popular anime properties such as Pokémon. This spring, Detective Conan has partnered for a set of new commercials featuring two limited-time menu items. Revealed on McDonald's Japanese X (formerly Twitter) account on Thursday, the commercials feature speaking parts by the characters Conan Edogawa, Ai Haiba...
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Pac-Man Mega Tunnel Battle: Chomp Champs Battle Royale Multiplayer Game's Trailer Reveals May 9 Release

Game gets Deluxe edition with customizable cosmetics ― Bandai Namco Entertainment America began streaming a trailer on Thursday for the Pac-Man Mega Tunnel Battle: Chomp Champs multiplayer game, and it reveals that the game will launch for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC via Steam on May 9. The game is getting a Deluxe edition including customizable PA...
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This Week in Anime - What Is An 'Anime Game,' Anyway?

Chris and Lucas try to quantify the 'vibe' that makes something an anime game; is it point of origin, art style, or something else? ― Chris and Lucas try to quantify the 'vibe' that makes something an anime game; is it point of origin, art style, or something else? Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed by the participants in this chatlog are not the views of Anime News Network.Spoiler Warning...
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SAND LAND: THE SERIES ‒ Episode 10

This week's episode of Sand Land has one main purpose: backstory.
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Ren Kawahara's We're New at This Manga Ends in 18th Volume

Manga launched in March 2018 ― Ren Kawahara revealed on Twitter on Wednesday the We're New at This (Mijuku na Futari de Gozaimasu ga) manga will end with the 18th volume. The volume will ship in August. Kodansha USA publishes the series in English and describes the story: Ikuma Saeki finally married his childhood friend and the girl of his dreams, Sumika. But while years of pining came easily to him...
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Trapped in a Dating Sim Novelist Yomu Mishima Launches New Project in Fall

Final volume shipped on March 29 ― The 13th and final volume of of Yomu Mishima's Trapped in a Dating Sim: The World of Otome Games is Tough for Mobs (Otome Game Sekai wa Mob ni Kibishii Sekai Desu) light novel series revealed on March 29 the author will launch a new project in the fall. Mishima launched the novels on the Shōsetsuka ni Narō (Let's Be Novelists) website in 2017 and ended it there in ...
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LiLiCo Narrates New Promo Video for Ganbatte Ikimasshoi Theatrical Anime

Sports anime about girls' boating club opens on October 25 ― Shochiku began streaming a new promotional video on Thursday for the theatrical anime of Yoshiko Shikimura's Ganbatte Ikimasshoi novel. TV personality and film critic LiLiCo narrates the video, introducing the setting and the main characters. The film will debut on October 25. The film's title roughly translates to "let's go and give it our...
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Zoku Thermae Romae Sequel Manga Goes on Break Until Summer

Manga launched on Shonen Jump+ on February 6 ― The sixth chapter of Mari Yamazaki's Thermae Romae sequel manga Zoku Thermae Romae (Thermae Romae Redux) revealed on Tuesday that the series will enter a break until summer. Yamazaki launched the manga on February 6 on Shueisha's Shonen Jump+ service, and Shueisha published the first compiled volume on April 4. In the manga, Lucius is now nearing 60 yea...
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'Ippon' Again! Judo Manga Ends in 4 Chapters

Manga launched in 2018, inspired 2023 TV anime ― The 263rd chapter of Yu Muraoka's "Ippon" Again! (Mō Ippon!) manga revealed on Thursday that the manga will end in four chapters. The manga releases new chapters every Thursday, so if there are no delays, the manga will end on May 9. The manga follows Michi Sonoda, who had planned to quit judo after her final tournament in junior high. However, her bes...
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Coppelion's Tomonori Inoue Launches New Manga on April 20

Kūzoku Hack to Jōki no Hime set in high-flying fantasy world ― Manga creator Tomonori Inoue announced on his Twitter account on April 5 that he is launching a new manga titled Kūzoku Hack to Jōki no Hime (The Sky Pirate Hack and the Steam Princess) on Mag Garden's Magcomi website on April 20. お久しぶりです。この度、4月20日(土)からMAGCOMIにて新連載『空賊ハックと蒸気の姫』が始まります。初めてのファンタジー作品となります。架空の世界を舞台に飛行船や浮遊島、空賊が登場するロマン溢れる冒険活劇です。ぜ...
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Live-Action Hen na Ie Stays at #1, 2024 Doraemon Film Back at #2

1st Haikyu!! Final film drops to #3, Godzilla Minus One stays at #7, Mobile Suit Gundam SEED FREEDOM drops to #9, live-action Lovesick Ellie to #10 ― The live-action film adaptation of Uketsu's Hen na Ie (The Strange House) novel stayed at #1 for its fourth consecutive weekend. The film sold 289,000 tickets for 371,338,900 yen (about US$2.43 million) over the weekend. The film has sold a total of 2,7...

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Official Naruto Post: Creator Masashi Kishimoto Doesn't Post on Social Media

Hard to believe it, but it's true ― Social media has changed how we interact with people, by allowing us unparalleled access to celebrities, politicians, and many others. But not every famous person posts on their social media accounts. Sometimes they leave it to a team, or the posts go through a publicist. While it's true many manga creators write their own social media posts, some do not. Among tho...
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Code Geass: Rozé of the Recapture Anime Reveals 14 More Cast Members

New visual, Knightmare Frames also unveiled ― The offficial website for the four-part Code Geass: Rozé of the Recapture (originally titled Gode Geass: Z of the Recapture, or Dakkan no Zetto) anime revealed its first key visual and 14 more cast members on Thursday. The newly announced cast members are: Takaya Kuroda as Kensei Kuroto Katsuyuki Konishi as Isao Monobe Miyu Tomita Haruka Rutaka Shōya Chib...
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Jump+'s World Maker, Netflix Announce Winner for Anime Short Contest

Hikari wins with 'Kiichi no Ayamachi' story about oni boy who feeds on human emotions ― World Maker, the storyboarding app service for Shueisha's Shonen Jump+ imprint, announced on Wednesday that Hikari's "Kiichi no Ayamachi" (Kiichi's Error) storyboard won the grand prize for the short anime film contest that it sponsors with Netflix. The story centers on cheerful and expressive middle school girl A...
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Drops of God Sequel Manga Ends on April 18

Kami no Shizuku deuxième launched on September 21 ― This year's 19th issue of Kodansha's Morning magazine announced on Thursday that Tadashi Agi and Shū Okimoto's Kami no Shizuku deuxième (Drops of God Second) manga, the sequel to their Drops of God (Kami no Shizuku) manga, will end in the next issue of the magazine on April 18. The second and final volume wil ship on May 22. The manga is set after ...
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MyAnimeList Rolls Out List of Manga Recommendations for 2024

Almost 80 title recommendations including Witch Hat Atelier, Smoking Behind the Supermarket with You, Hirayasumi, more ― Want to explore more of the manga world but not exactly sure where to start? MyAnimeList could help you begin a fun manga journey with its second annual “You Should Read This Manga” list that it released on March 21, in collaboration with international booksellers and MyAnimeList u...
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North American Anime, Manga Releases, April 7-13

Peter Grill and the Philosopher's Time: Super Extra anime; Engage, The Condemned Villainess Goes Back in Time and Aims to Become the Ultimate Villain manga ship ― Anime Releases Title Publisher Suggested Retail Price Date Peter Grill and the Philosopher's Time: Super Extra Complete Collection BDPlease Sentai Filmworks US$49.98 April 9 Print Manga Releases Title Publisher Suggested Retail Price Date A...
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4th Live-Action Kingdom Film Casts Masao Kusakari

Kusakari plays Chо̄ in July 12 film ― The official website for the live-action films of Yasuhisa Hara's Kingdom manga revealed on Monday that Kingdom: Taishogun no Kikan (Return of the General), the fourth live-action Kingdom film unveiled a new trailer and visual, and they reveal that Masao Kusakari will play Chо̄ (Zhao). The film will open on July 12. Shinsuke Satō is again directing the new film. ...
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The Grimm Variations Anime Gets Manga Adaptation

Manga launches same-day as Netflix anime ― The Twitter account for Kodansha's Magazine Pocket service announced on Tuesday that Kōji Megumi (Bloody Monday) will adapt The Grimm Variations, Wit Studio and CLAMP's original anime series based on Grimm's Fairy Tales, into a manga on the service on April 17. The six-part anime will debut on Netflix on April 17. Netflix describes the anime: Once upon a tim...
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Young Magazine Gets New Young Magazine Kakehiki Supplement

Supplement with Kaiji prequel, more manga launches on April 22 ― This year's 19th issue of Kodansha's Young Magazine revealed on Monday that the magazine will have a new supplement magazine named Young Magazine Kakehiki (meaning "to bargain") that will launch with its first issue on April 22, alongside the main magazine's 21st issue. The supplement will launch with a number of works from both guests ...
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Super Monkey Ball Banana Rumble Game's Trailer Previews Adventure Mode

Game launches for Switch on June 25 ― Sega began streaming a new trailer for the upcoming Super Monkey Ball Banana Rumble game for Nintendo Switch on Wednesday, highlighting the game's Adventure Mode. There is a solo and local co-op mode with up to four players. The trailer also showed one stage from each of the five worlds: Banana Farm, Rose Garden, Floating City, Golden Temple, and Stone Valley. Th...
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Tsukiji Nao's I Got Reincarnated in a (BL) World of Big (Man) Boobs Manga Ends

Comedy manga launched in 2021 ― Kodansha's Comic Days app published the final chapter of Tsukiji Nao's I Got Reincarnated in a (BL) World of Big (Man) Boobs (Kyonyū Suki nanoni BL Kai ni Tensei Shimashita) manga on Wednesday. Kodansha USA Publishing licensed the manga and released the omnibus edition of the first and second volumes on March 26. Kodansha USA describes the manga's story: "I just...want...
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Ultraman Arc Series to Air, Stream in Asia With Simultaneous Dubs

Latest Ultraman series to run dubbed in 6 Asian territories, stream subbed on YouTube ― The official website of Ultraman Arc, the latest live-action series in the Ultraman franchise, started streaming a teaser trailer on April 5. The website also announced that the new series will have dubbed or subtitled versions in 11 languages, and it will be distributed simultaneously in six Asian countries and r...
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Crunchyroll Streams Mysterious Disappearances Anime

Anime premiered on Wednesday ― Crunchyroll announced on Wednesday that it is streaming the television anime of Nujima's Mysterious Disappearances (Kaii to Otome to Kamikakushi) manga for the spring 2024 anime season. The series streams worldwide except for Japan and China on Wednesdays at 10:00 a.m. EDT. The series premiered on Wednesday. The anime held a special online advance screening event in Ja...
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Omniscient Reader's Viewpoint Volume 1 Manhwa Review

This is for the ones who knew the Red Wedding was coming, gleefully chuckled when the film Bridge to Terabithia grossly misled parents, and always read the book before seeing the movie. ― This one's for the smug readers, the ones who knew the Red Wedding was coming, who gleefully chuckled when the film for Bridge to Terabithia grossly misled parents as to what it was about, and who always read the bo...
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The Many Sides of Voice Actor Radio Anime Reveals 3 More Cast Members

Ami Koshimizu, Misato Fukuen, Miyuri Shimabukuro join cast ― The official website for the television anime of writer Kō Nigatsu and illustrator Sabamizore's The Many Sides of Voice Actor Radio (Seiyū Radio no Ura Omote) light novel series announced on Wednesday three new cast members: Ami Koshimizu as Rinko Kagasaki, Yasumi's manager Misato Fukuen as Mirei Asaka, broadcast writer Miyuri Shimabukuro a...
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San Francisco Int'l Film Festival Screens World Premiere of Tonko House, dwarf, Akihiro Nishino's 'Bottle George' Animated Short

Trailer, poster unveiled ― California-based studio Tonko House (Oni: Thunder God's Tale), dwarf studios (Rilakkuma and Kaoru), and Akihiro Nishino — creator of the Poupelle of Chimney Town (Entotsu-chō no Poupelle) picture book — announced on Monday that the world premiere of their 13-minute "Bottle George" animated short will screen in competition at this year's San Francisco International Film Fest...
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Real-Life K-ON School Emerges From Major Renovations

Get your castanets out & go 'Un-ta, un-ta … un-ta' ― It's not uncommon for anime series to use real-life locations as backgrounds or settings. And it's become a niche pastime for some anime fans to find and visit those locations. But sometimes those locations aren't accessible to the public or, even worse, no longer exist. Thankfully for K-on! fans, renovations of the real-life school that appeared i...
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Hatsune Miku x Crayon Shin-chan Collaboration — It Exists

It's family friendly. ― In April 1992, Japanese airwaves were hit with an anime “unbecoming” of the culture. That series was none other than Crayon Shin-Chan. In its early years, it was seen as crass and lowbrow (akin to The Simpsons when it first aired). But over 30 years later, the series is going strong as a quintessential family anime. And now, Crayon Shin-chan is partnering with Japan's national...
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Sand Land: The Series Anime Reveals Promo Video, Key Visual for New Angel Hero Arc

Series debuted on March 20 ― The staff for SAND LAND: THE SERIES, the anime series adaptation of the late Akira Toriyama's SAND LAND manga unveiled a promotional video and key visual for the all-new and ongoing "The Story of the Angel Hero" ("Tenshi no Yūsha") arc. The anime debuted its first seven episodes simultaneously on Disney+ Star's "STAR Anime Series" programming and on Hulu in the U.S on Mar...
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Arashi Idol Group Members Establish New Company

Members want to 'be more independent than ever before' ― All five members of the male idol group Arashi announced on Wednesday that they have established a new company. The announcement is available in both English and Japanese on the Starto Entertainment talent agency's official website, which also opened on Wednesday. The announcement does not specify the relationship between the Arashi members' ne...
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Sand Land Game Previews Custom Battle Armor in New Trailer

Game launches on April 26 for PS4, PS5, Xbox X|S, PC ― Bandai Namco Entertainment America began streaming a new video on Tuesday for the upcoming role-playing action game based on the late Akira Toriyama's Sand Land manga. The video previews the game's custom battle armor system. A playable demo is currently available for the game. The game will launch on April 26 (April 25 in Japan) for PlayStation ...
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Kasumi Kazui Launches New Manga, Hiiro Kisaragi Publishes New Manga's Prologue Chapter on May 8

Kazui to launch Nest love story manga; Kisaragi's new manga starts regular serialization in June ― The May issue of Shogakukan's Petit Comic magazine revealed on Monday that Kazumi Kazui will launch a new manga titled Nest in the magazine's June issue on May 8. The magazine's Puchi Puchi Comic web manga magazine supplement will also publish on May 8 the prologue chapter of Hiiro Kisaragi's upcoming n...

Crunchyroll to Screen Haikyu!! The Dumpster Battle, BLUELOCK The Movie -Episode Nagi-, Overlord: The Sacred Kingdom Anime Films

Crunchyroll screens Haikyu!! The Dumpster Battle on May 31, Blue Lock The Movie -Episode Nagi- on June 28 ― Crunchyroll announced on Tuesday that it has acquired the North American and select international theatrical rights to the Haikyu!! The Dumpster Battle, Blue Lock The Movie -Episode Nagi-, and Overlord: The Sacred Kingdom anime films. Haikyu!! The Dumpster Battle (Gekijōban Haikyu!! Gomi Suteb...
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Teppen—!!! Manga, 4-Panel Spinoff Both End

Inujun, Namamugi's manga launched in January 2021, inspired July 2022 TV anime ― The final issue of Bushiroad's Monthly Bushiroad magazine published the final chapters of Inujun and Namamugi's Teppen—!!! manga, as well as Misaki Mori's Yonkoma Teppen!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! manga, on Monday. The main manga's fifth compiled book volume will ship on June 7. The main manga's story centers on Yayoi Sakamoto, a di...
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Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 Game Adds Dragon Ball Super Versions of Android 18, Videl as DLC

Videos streamed for 2 characters of upcoming 4-part "Future Saga" DLC ― Bandai Namco Entertainment America announced on Twitter on Tuesday that the Dragon Ball Super versions of Android 18 and Videl will join the Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 game as characters for the "Future Saga" DLC. The account posted videos of the new characters: Android 18 (DB Super) will be available in the first chapter of the FUT...
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Mobile Suit Gundam SEED FREEDOM Giveaway

To celebrate the theatrical release of Gundam SEED FREEDOM, were giving away 2 HG GUNDAM models and 10 tickets to the screening! ― To celebrate the theatrical release of Gundam SEED FREEDOM, were giving away these 2 HG GUNDAM models and 10 tickets to the screening! About The Movie C.E. (Cosmic Era). An era in which there are human beings called Coordinators, born with superior physical and mental abi...
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Godzilla: Here There Be Dragons Graphic Novel Review

It's kaiju and pirates in this ahistorical take on the dragons found on old treasure maps—but it doesn't quite deliver on its fantastic elevator pitch. ― The elevator pitch for Godzilla: Here There Be Dragons is fantastic—a voyage of Sir Francis Drake to find the Dead Bishop's treasure, only to find forbidden seas filled with the kaiju of the Godzilla franchise, presented as a pirate's tall tale by a...
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Quality Assurance in Another World Anime Reveals 2 More Cast Members

Daisuke Ono, Kishō Taniyama join cast of July anime ― The staff for the television anime of Masamichi Sato's Quality Assurance in Another World (Kono Sekai wa Fukanzen Sugiru) manga revealed two new cast members on Wednesday. The new cast members are: Daisuke Ono as Jin Kishō Taniyama as Sakai The anime stars: Kaito Ishikawa as Haga Hinaki Yano as Nikola Reiji Kawashima as Amano Rie Takahashi as Akir...
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One Piece ‒ Episode 1100

Vegapunk reveals the origin of Devil Fruit's powers.

Netflix Lists Shaman King Flowers Anime for April 21

Sequel anime premiered on January 9 ― Netflix is listing Shaman King Flowers, the sequel to the recent television anime of Hiroyuki Takei's Shaman King manga, for streaming beginning April 21. ANN can confirm the listing is currently available in the United States and Canada. The anime premiered January 9 on the TV Tokyo channel and aired for 13 episodes. The anime stars: Yōko Hikasa as Hana Asakura...
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Ninja Kamui ‒ Episode 9

We learn that Mike has started to view Emma as a surrogate daughter after he lost his own, but as solid as these emotional gut punches are, her death still feels pretty unnecessary.
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