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Rebuild of ANNCast: Busting Surfboards

Zac and Lynzee stuff enough movies, news and anime down their throats to kill a horse - including Invader Zim Enter the Florpus and LeSean Thomas' magnum opus, the Netflix Original Anime Cannon Busters! ― ANNCast 354 - Busting Surfboards Zac and Lynzee stuff enough movies, news and Netflix Original Anime down their throats to kill a horse - including Invader Zim: Enter the Florpus and LeSean Thomas'...
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Take (Another) That! Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney Giveaway

Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy just updated with 5 additional languages! As a special treat, our friends at CAPCOM want to celebrate by giving away game codes to some lucky Anime News Network readers. ― Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy just updated with 5 additional languages! Do you know how to say “Objection!” in German? (It's “Eisnspruch!”) Play in English, Japanese, French, German, Kor...
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Fate/Apocrypha Blu-Ray Part 2

The Great Holy Grail War comes to its conclusion, now on blu-ray for the first time. Rebecca Silverman takes a closer look at how this story holds up in the Fate canon. ― Possibly one of the most important reveals of the end of the first season of Fate/Apocrypha was the fact that Shirou Kotomine was really a Servant named Amakusa Shirou Tokisada. Apart from the fact that this removes him from a major...
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Live-Action Version of Business Fish Anime's Dance Sequence Streamed

A new music video gives a look at how TOHO's wacky Business Fish might look if they were more man and less scaly. The music video is set to Hitoshi Ueki's song "Sūdara Bushi" that serves as the motion-capture anime's ending theme. The video stars dance performance group s**t kingz who also served as the motion capture subjects for the original video. XLII remixed the original song, and DOTARA was ...
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YU-NO Visual Novel Remake Streams Gameplay Trailer

PS4, Switch, PC visual novel launches in the West in October ― PlayStation Europe began streaming on Friday a gameplay trailer for 5pb. and MAGES.' remake of Hiroyuki Kanno's YU-NO: A girl who chants love at the bound of this world. (Kono Yo no Hate de Koi o Utau Shōjo YU-NO) visual novel for PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and PC via Steam. The game launches in North America on October 1 and in Euro...
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Mekaku City Actors Gets Tourism Puzzle Event in Enoshima

SCRAP is organizing a new interactive event based on JIN's Kagerou Project series. "Mekaku City Actors in Enoshima" event will be held on September 14 in Enoshima on the Shonan coast of Kanagawa Prefecture. JIN is co-producing the outdoor event with SCRAP to create a whole new story incorporating Nazotoki street. The event will use the LINE messaging app to allow players to interact with character...
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Orange Manga Will End with 7th Compiled Volume

6th compiled volume shipped in Japan in May 2017 ― Ichigo Takano revealed on Twitter on Thursday that the seventh volume of her Orange manga will be the true final volume of the manga. Takano (Yume Miru Taiyō) launched the original shōjo manga in Shueisha's Bessatsu Margaret magazine in 2012 and moved it to Monthly Action in 2013. The manga ended in August 2015, and Futabasha published the fifth and ...
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BL Manga Artists Draw Luis Ortega's El Angel Film

Seven boys-love manga artists took inspiration from Luis Ortega's El Angel (Eien ni Boku no Mono) live-action crime drama for a series of artwork. Participating artists include Asumiko Nakamura (Classmates), Delico Psyche (Alice in the Country of Hearts: My Fanatic Rabbit), Dayoo (Young Bad Education), Mushiba (Tengoku in Hell), Billy Balibally (Mayonaka no Orphe), Uri (Akuma wa Fancy Allergy ), a...
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Tagro's Betsushiki Manga Enters Climax in September

Manga about female weapon master looking for husband in anachronistic Edo period launched in July 2016 ― The October issue of Kodansha's Morning Two magazine revealed on Thursday that Tagro's Betsushiki manga will enter its climax in the magazine's next issue on September 20. The anachronistic girls' comedy manga is set in the Edo period, and centers on a betsushiki (a female weapon master who trains...
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Japan's Animation TV Ranking, August 12-18

Natsuzora earns 21.3% rating, Spirited Away earns 17.9% rating ― The latest episode of the Natsuzora live-action series about the early Japanese animation industry aired on NHK on Monday, August 12 at 8:00 a.m. and earned a 21.3% rating. The latest episode of the live-action television series of Akiko Higashimura's Gisō Furin (Disguised Adultery) manga aired on NTV on Wednesday, August 14 at 10:00 p....
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Kōsaku Shima Creator: 'Series Will End When I'm No Longer Able to Draw'

Newest Kōsaku Shima manga launched on Thursday Shima Kōsaku (Kōsaku Shima) creator Kenshi Hirokane held a press conference on Tuesday, the same day as his latest manga Sōdanyaku Shima Kōsaku (Advisor Kōsaku Shima) launched in this year's 38th issue of Kodansha's Morning magazine. He spoke about his plans for the Kōsaku Shima series, mentioning that the manga's eponymous protagonist is the same age ...
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Japan's Video Game Rankings, August 12-18

Super Mario Maker 2 tops rankings ― Japan's Game Ranking: August 12-18 Rank System Title Maker Release Date Weekly Copies Total Copies 1NSwSuper Mario Maker 2 Nintendo June 28 46,424 536,839 2NSwTsuri Spirits Nintendo Switch Version Bandai Namco Entertainment July 25 31,482 125,909 3NSwSuper Smash Brothers Ultimate Nintendo December 7, 2018 16,017 3,213,315 4NSwFire Emblem: Three Houses Nintendo Jul...
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Raise Kamika Manga by Ga-Rei's Hajime Segawa Ends

Manga launched in January 2017; 5th volume slated for September 25 ― The October issue of Kadokawa's Monthly Shōnen Ace magazine published the final chapter of Hajime Segawa's Raise Kamika manga on Monday. The final page of the final chapter teased that "Raise and friends' journey still continues." The manga's fifth and final compiled book volume will ship on September 25. The manga's "boy meets girl...
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Atsushi Okada's Nyankees Manga Ends

Manga about street cats launched in 2016; Yen Press releases manga in English ― The October issue of Kadokawa's Monthly Shōnen Ace magazine published the final chapter of Atsushi Okada's Nyankees manga on Monday. The manga's sixth final volume will ship on September 25. Yen Press publishes the manga in English, and it describes the manga: Protecting your turf, keeping other guys from pawing at your g...
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1st Gundam: Reconguista in G Compilation Film Opens in Japan on November 29

― The official website for the Gundam: Reconguista in G series revealed on Saturday that Gekijōban Gundam G no Reconguista I: Ike! Core Fighter (Go! Core Fighter), the first of the planned five compilation films for the anime, will open in Japan on November 29. The film will screen in 22 theaters in Japan for two weeks. The film had its first public preview screening in Japan at the "Tomino Yoshiyuk...
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Naruto to Boruto: Shinobi Striker Game's 11th DLC Character is Haku

Character part of game's 2nd season pass ― This year's 39th issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine revealed on Monday that Haku will be the 11th DLC character for Bandai Namco Entertainment's Naruto to Boruto: Shinobi Striker game. The character will launch "soon" in the game. The game's second season pass so far also includes Zabuza Momochi. The game's first season pass includes nine DLC pa...
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Hunter x Hunter Arena Battle Smartphone Game Announced

NTV, ForGroove develop card battle game ― This year's 39th issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine revealed on Monday that NTV and ForGroove are developing a new smartphone game based on Yoshihiro Togashi's Hunter x Hunter manga titled Hunter x Hunter Arena Battle. DeNA will distribute the game. The card battle game will be free to play, but will have optional in-game purchases. The magazine ...
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Blue Encount, Sayuri Perform Theme Songs for My Hero Academia Anime's 4th Season

New season premieres on October 12 ― This year's 39th issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine announced the theme song artists on Monday for the fourth season of the My Hero Academia anime. Blue Encount (Banana Fish, Gintama) will perform the opening theme song "Polaris," and Sayuri (ERASED, Golden Kamuy) will perform the ending theme song "Kōkai no Uta" (Voyage Song). The anime will premiere...
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Gundam Build Divers Re:RISE Anime Reveals Cast, Theme Song Artists, October 10 Debut

Chiaki Kobayashi stars in new series in Gundam Build franchise ― The official website for Gundam Build Divers Re:RISE, Sunrise's new Gundam Build franchise work, revealed on Sunday that the anime will stream on Sunrise's new "Gundam Channel" YouTube channel starting on October 10 at 8:00 p.m. JST. The website also revealed the show's theme song artists and main cast. The anime will star: Chiaki Kobay...
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Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid Game Launches on PC on September 24

― The official YouTube channel for Hasbro, Lionsgate, and nWay's Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid game posted a new video for the game on Wednesday that reveals that the game will debut on PC on September 24. The game launched for NIntendo Switch and Xbox One on March 26 and for PlayStation 4 on April 2. Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid features current and classic Rangers and villains from the ...
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Monster Hunter World: Iceborne Game's Videos Previews Barioth, Yian Garuga

Expansion launches for PS4, Xbox One on September 6 ― Capcom began streaming a trailer on Wednesday for Monster Hunter World: Iceborne, the new expansion for the Monster Hunter World game. The video highlights the monster Barioth. The official Monster Hunter YouTube channel also began streaming a Japanese television commercial for the game on Thursday. The video reveals that Yian Garuga will appear i...
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Code Vein Game's 3 New Videos Streamed

Behind-the-scenes, boss video, new trailer streamed for September 27 PS4, Xbox One, PC game ― Bandai Namco Entertainment America began streaming three new videos for the Code Vein post-apocalyptic role-playing game on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. The first video is a new behind-the-scenes video showing the visual and aesthetic choices of the game developers. The second video is a trailer highlig...
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The Alliance Alive HD Remastered Game's Video Highlights Combat System

Remaster launches for PS4, Switch in N. America on October 8 ― NIS America began streaming a trailer on Wednesday for The Alliance Alive HD Remastered, FuRyu's HD remastered version of the Alliance Alive game. The video previews the game's combat system. NIS America will release the game for PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch in North America on October 8. The game will then debut in Europe on October...
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Wizardry: Labyrinth of Lost Souls Game's PC Release Delayed to Early 2020

― XSEED Games revealed on Thursday that its release of Acquire's Wizardry: Labyrinth of Lost Souls game on the PC via Steam and the Humble Store has been delayed until early 2020. XSEED stated that discussions with the licensor concluded that the game could not launch until early next year. The game was previously slated to release on May 29. XSEED delayed the game in May, and then had been listing ...
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Japan's Animation TV Ranking, August 5-11

Natsuzora earns 22% rating, One Piece Film Gold earns 6.3% rating ― The latest episode of the Natsuzora live-action series about the early Japanese animation industry aired on NHK on Friday, August 9 at 8:00 a.m. and earned a 22% rating. The latest episode of the live-action series adaptation of Misato Konari's Nagi no Oitoma (Nagi's Long Vacation) manga aired on TBS on Friday, August 9 at 10:00 p.m....
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Japan's Video Game Rankings, August 5-11

Super Mario Maker 2 tops rankings, SAO: Fatal Bullet Complete Edition at #5 ― Japan's Game Ranking: August 5-11 Rank System Title Maker Release Date Weekly Copies Total Copies 1NSwSuper Mario Maker 2 Nintendo June 28 35,846 490,415 2NSwTsuri Spirits Nintendo Switch Version Bandai Namco Entertainment July 25 22,803 94,247 3NSwFire Emblem: Three Houses Nintendo July 26 19,616 198,550 4NSwSuper Smash B...

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Shibuya 109 Survey Reveals Hardcore Spending Habits of Young 'Wotaku' Women

15.6% of respondents spend over 150,000 yen (US$1,400) per year on wotaku activities ― In July, youth marketing research institution Shibuya 109 lab carried out a survey among 230 women aged around 20 (i.e. 15-24) today regarding "wotaku activities." ("Wotaku," as defined by the survey, refers to a "fan" or "person who spends a lot of time and money [on one's hobby].) The results of the research were...
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Tour de Tohoku Cycling Event Graphic Features Yowamushi Pedal, Figure Skater Yuzuru Hanyu

The Tour de Tohoku is an annual cycling event since 2013 which aims to support the restoration efforts after the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami. This year's event is using two of Japan's most popular cultural exports to promote itself: anime and the figure skater Yuzuru Hanyu. The event has nine special graphics in total which show Yuzuru Hanyu and Yowamushi Pedal characters. The graphics will...
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Kingdom Creator Gushes About His Love for Game of Thrones to Series Showrunners

Sei Kyou's depiction in the live-action film adaptation is inspired by Joffrey ― Kingdom creator Yasuhisa Hara attended a roundtable discussion with HBO television show Game of Thrones showrunners David Benioff and D. B. Weiss on August 15. There, Hara revealed that he has been following Game of Thrones avidly since its fourth season, and that he personally insisted that the evil prince character of ...
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Tourism Manholes Have a Long History in Japan

Japan Waterworks Newspaper comments on the rise of anime-themed manholes ― "Manhole spotting" is becoming a popular hobby in Japan, as various cities and prefectures put out manholes with unique art and designs in order to amp up local tourism. Examples of this include the Love Live! Sunshine!! manholes in Numazu, JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Diamond is Unbreakable manholes in Sendai, and Pokémon manhol...
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O Maidens in Your Savage Season ‒ Episode 8

"This episode did a great job with its rollercoaster of emotions."
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Black Clover ‒ Episode 97

"Of all the characters I didn't expect to see again, Revchi—the bad guy from episode one—probably wouldn't have made the list because I forgot he even existed."
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Save the Meiji Government at Rurouni Kenshin Escape Game

The historical action manga Rurouni Kenshin will get a mystery-solving real-escape game at the Museum Meiji-Mura in Inuyama on September 11 until December 15. Participants become disciples of Kamiyakatsushinryu, the way of Kaoru's father's dojo, to challenge the villain Shishio who plans to overthrow the Meiji-era government. Participants will walk around the open-air museum and talk with staff wh...

New Blade of the Immortal Anime Reveals 6 New Cast Members

Eiji Hanawa, Houko Kuwashima, Nozomu Sasaki, Tatsuhisa Suzuki join October anime ― The October issue of Kodansha's Afternoon magazine revealed on Saturday more cast members for Mugen no Jūnin -Immortal-, the new anime adaptation of Hiroaki Samura's Blade of the Immortal (Mugen no Jūnin) manga. The new cast members include: Nozomu Sasaki as Kagehisa Anotsu Eiji Hanawa as Sabato Kuroi Houko Kuwashima a...

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Comedian Eiji Kotoge Gets Baki-Style Make Over

Following the previous transformation of soccer star and television personality Karina Maruyama, Baki artist manga artist Keisuke Itagaki drew comedian Eiji Kotoge in his signature style. The illustration was shown on the “Downtown DX variety program on Friday. The art is part of Itagaki's ongoing "Entertainer Baki Project". The project includes Itagaki's renditions of the comedy duo Downtown, "Re...
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Given ‒ Episode 7

"Perhaps the most heartwarming moment in Given yet, filled with both the frank comedy and disarming earnestness I've come to expect from the show."
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Female-Centric Doujinshi Vendor Meikido Lives Again

The female-centric second-hand doujinshi vendor Meikido announced it would close and file for bankruptcy in the Hiroshima district court. However, a new development means Meikido's services will live on. The female-centric merchandise store Surugaya has come to the rescue and will rebrand as "Surugaya Specialty Store for Women Supported by Meikidō" this fall. Surugaya plans to add dojinishi previo...
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Yona of the Dawn Manga Is '70% Complete'

― In an interview with media news website Natalie published on Tuesday, manga creator Mizuho Kusanagi stated that her Yona of the Dawn (Akatsuki no Yona) manga is "around 70% complete." Kusanagi — the creator of Mugen Spiral, Game X Rush, and NG Life — launched the Yona of the Dawn manga in 2009 in Hakusensha's Hana to Yume magazine. Hakusensha shipped the manga's 30th compiled book volume on August...
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Pokémon Masters Smartphone Game Launches on August 29

The official Twitter account for DeNA's Pokémon Masters smartphone game revealed on Friday that the game will launch on August 29 for iOS and Android devices. The Twitter account will post daily countdown illustrations starting on Saturday at 10:00 p.m. JST (9:00 a.m. EDT) until the game's release. The game lets players "battle alongside your favorite Pokémon Trainers from the main series RPGs." I...
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Persona 5 Royal Game's Video Highlights New Character Takuto Maruki

PS4 game debuts in Japan on October 31; in West in spring 2020 ― Atlus began streaming a character video for the Persona 5 Royal (Persona 5 The Royale in Japan) role-playing game on Friday. The video highlights the new confidant character Takuto Maruki (voiced by Satoshi Hino in Japanese). The game will launch for the PlayStation 4 in Japan on October 31. The game will then launch in the Americas, Eu...
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Goblin Slayer Gaiden 2 Novel Gets New Manga on August 30

Square Enix cancelled Takashi Minakuchi's adaptation in April ― This year's September issue of Square Enix's Monthly Big Gangan magazine revealed on Saturday that a new manga adaptation of Kumo Kagyu's Goblin Slayer Gaiden 2: Tsubanari no Daikatana (Daikatana of Singing Death) serialized novel will launch in Square Enix's Manga Up! app on August 30. The series will then debut in Square Enix's Gangan ...
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Sphere Idol, Voice Actress Ayahi Takagaki Announces Marriage

Singer and voice actress Ayahi Takagaki announced on her blog on Friday that she tied the knot. Her partner was involved in stage production for her performances. Takagaki said that he is a good cook and someone she wanted to tell, "Make me miso soup every day!" Takagaki is hoping to build a family with her spouse that is "warm and full of affection and laughter." The announcement was made alongsi...
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Dragon Quest Builders Game Series Director Kazuya Nino Leaves Square Enix

Nino worked at Square Enix for 7 years ― Kazuya Nino, director of Square Enix's Dragon Quest Builders game series, revealed on Friday that he has left Square Enix following the completed development of Dragon Quest Builders 2 (Dragon Quest Builders 2: Hakaigami Shidō to Karappo no Shima). Nino said his next step is already decided, and he is planning to share more information next week. He confirmed ...
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Utano☆Princesama Magi Love Kingdom Anime Film Opens in N. America in September

Sentai Filmworks' English-subtitled screenings begin on September 13 ― Sentai Filmworks announced on Friday that it will begin screening Uta no Prince Sama Maji Love Kingdom, the anime film in the Uta no Prince-sama franchise, in select theaters in North America on September 13. The film will screen in Japanese with English subtitles. The company also began streaming a trailer for the film. A website...
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'Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?: Arrow of the Orion' Film's English Dub Cast Revealed

Bryson Baugus, Luci Christian, Avery Smithhart, Benjamin McLaughlin lead cast ― Sentai Filmworks revealed the English dub cast for the Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?: Arrow of the Orion film on Friday. Kyle Colby Jones is directing the dub, and Holly Segarra is the ADR writer. Christopher Bourque is the mixer for the dub. The English dub cast includes: Bryson Baugus as Bell Cranel ...
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Promare Anime Film's English-dubbed Video Streamed

Film screens in N. America on September 17, 19 ― Fathom Events began streaming an English-dubbed video for Studio Trigger and XFlag's original anime film Promare on Friday. An English-subtitled version of the video debuted earlier this month. NYAV Post is producing the English dub of the film. Trigger itself is supervising the dub, including making the casting choices. GKIDS and Fathom Events will sc...
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This Week in Anime - Is Cannon Busters Worth Watching?

After years in development limbo, LeSean Thomas' Cannon Busters has finally debuted on Netflix as a full-length anime series. Nick and Steve break down the highs and lows of this ambitious action-adventure's first season. ― After years in development limbo, LeSean Thomas' Cannon Busters has finally debuted on Netflix as a full-length anime series. This week, Nick and Steve break down the highs and l...
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Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? II ‒ Episode 7

"Bell certainly has been the hot commodity in Orario this season. Freya's had her eye on him since season one, but now he can add Apollo and Ishtar to the lists of gods who want him."
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National, Prefectural Police in Disagreement Over Releasing Names of Remaining 25 KyoAni Fire Victims

Kyoto Prefectural Police wishes to release the names but National Police Agency wants consent from the relatives first ― Kyoto Prefectural Police are in disagreement with Japan's National Police Agency (NPA) over whether to publicly release the names of 25 of the 35 victims in the deadly July 18 arson at Kyoto Animation's Studio 1. According to insiders in the investigation, the Kyoto Prefectural Pol...
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Crunchyroll Expo Hosts Premiere of 'Didn't I Say to Make My Abilities Average in the Next Life?!' Anime (Updated)

October series' English-subtitled trailer streamed ― Crunchyroll Expo announced on Friday that it will host a premiere screening of the first episode of the anime of FUNA's Didn't I Say to Make My Abilities Average in the Next Life?! (Watashi, Nōryoku wa Heikinchi de tte Itta yo ne!) light novel series on August 31. The film's producer Hirotsugu Ogo will participate in a discussion panel after the sc...
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Human Lost Anime Film's Video Reveals October Screenings in U.S.

October 22 screenings have English subs, October 23 screenings have dub ― Funimation began streaming an English-subtitled trailer for the Human Lost 3D CG anime film on Friday. The video reveals that the film will screen in theaters in the United States on October 22 and 23. Screenings on October 22 will have English subtitles, and screenings on October 23 will have an English dub. The film will open...
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Rebuild of ANNCast: Busting Surfboards

Zac and Lynzee stuff enough movies, news and anime down their throats to kill a horse - including Invader Zim Enter the Florpus and LeSean Thomas' magnum opus, the Netflix Original Anime Cannon Busters! ― ANNCast 354 - Busting Surfboards Zac and Lynzee stuff enough movies, news and Netflix Original Anime down their throats to kill a horse - including Invader Zim: Enter the Florpus and LeSean Thomas'...
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sora tob sakana Perform Hi Score Girl II Anime's Opening Theme Song

Season 2 premieres in October ― The official website for the anime of Rensuke Oshikiri's Hi Score Girl manga announced on Monday that idol group sora tob sakana are performing the opening theme song "flash" for Hi Score Girl II, the anime's second season. The group previously sang the first season's opening theme. The anime will premiere in October. The staff of the previous season will return, but Y...
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9 'Spiritually Japanese' Cosplayers, Cartoonists Arrested in China For 'Anti-China Extremism'

One cartoonist is reported to have drawn comics depicting Chinese people as pigs ― A total of nine "spiritually Japanese" Chinese youths were arrested in China for alleged anti-China extremism on July 28. Yahoo! News Japan defines "spiritually Japanese" (or Jingri as they are known in China) as a derogatory term for Chinese fans of Japanese anime and cosplay. However, the Communist Youth League of Ch...
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Take (Another) That! Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney Giveaway

Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy just updated with 5 additional languages! As a special treat, our friends at CAPCOM want to celebrate by giving away game codes to some lucky Anime News Network readers. ― Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy just updated with 5 additional languages! Do you know how to say “Objection!” in German? (It's “Eisnspruch!”) Play in English, Japanese, French, German, Kor...
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UVERworld Perform New Seven Deadly Sins TV Anime's Opening Theme Song

Nanatsu no Taizai: Kamigami no Gekirin premieres in fall ― The official website for Nanatsu no Taizai: Kamigami no Gekirin (The Seven Deadly Sins: Wrath of the Gods), the new television anime series based on Nakaba Suzuki's The Seven Deadly Sins manga, revealed on Friday that UVERworld are performing the new opening theme song "ROB THE FRONTIER." VAP began streaming a trailer that previews the song. ...
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Eat-Man's Akihito Yoshitomi Prepares New Manga Series

― The October issue of Akita Shoten's Champion Red magazine revealed on Monday that manga creator Akihito Yoshitomi is preparing a new manga series. The magazine did not reveal a date for the new manga's debut. Yoshitomi ended the Eat-Man The Main Dish manga on June 26. Kodansha published the manga's sixth and final volume (seen right) on August 8. The manga launched in Kodansha's Monthly Shonen Sir...
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Fate/Apocrypha Blu-Ray Part 2

The Great Holy Grail War comes to its conclusion, now on blu-ray for the first time. Rebecca Silverman takes a closer look at how this story holds up in the Fate canon. ― Possibly one of the most important reveals of the end of the first season of Fate/Apocrypha was the fact that Shirou Kotomine was really a Servant named Amakusa Shirou Tokisada. Apart from the fact that this removes him from a major...
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BEASTARS' Paru Itagaki Launches Autobiographical Manga

Paruno Graffiti manga launches in September ― The October issue of Kodansha's Kiss magazine revealed on Saturday that Paru Itagaki will launch a new manga titled Paruno Graffiti in the magazine's next issue on September 25. The magazine describes the manga as a comedic but moving autobiography. The "short home drama" will center on Inagaki and her two older sisters, mother, and father. Itagaki launch...
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Whistle! Manga Gets Special Chapter About Sakura Jōsui Team

Manga centers on team holding farewell party for Kazamatsuri ― Manga creator Daisuke Higuchi published a full-color special chapter titled "Extra Stage Shuppatsu" (Departure) for his Whistle! soccer manga series on Shueisha's Shonen Jump+ website on Thursday. The manga is a special chapter for the Sakura Jōsui team, who won a popularity vote during the "You Got Your Wish" 20th anniversary event for t...
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African Office Worker TV Anime Casts Hiroshi Kamiya, Tatsuhisa Suzuki, Kengo Kawanishi

Series premieres in October ― The official website for the television anime adaptation of Gamu's African Office Worker (Africa no Salaryman) manga revealed three additional cast members on Friday. The new cast members are: Hiroshi Kamiya as Caracal Tatsuhisa Suzuki as Honey Badger Kengo Kawanishi as Honeyguide The anime will premiere on Tokyo MX in October. The previously revealed cast includes: Akio...
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Monkey Peak Manga Gets New Series in November

Main Monkey Peak manga also ended on Friday ― The 2,674th issue of Nihonbungeisha's Weekly Manga Goraku magazine revealed on Friday that Kōji Shinasaka and Akihiro Kumeta's Monkey Peak manga will have a new series titled Monkey Peak -The Rock- launch in the magazine on November 1. The 2,674th issue also published the final chapter of the main Monkey Peak manga. The manga's 12th compiled book volume w...
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Viz Media's Shonen Jump Adds Mission: Yozakura Family Manga on August 25

Hitsuji Gondaira's new manga launches on Monday ― Viz Media announced on Twitter on Thursday that it is launching the first chapter of Hitsuji Gondaira's new Mission: Yozakura Family (Yozakura-san Chi no Daisakusen) manga on its Shonen Jump website on Sunday at 4:00 p.m. EDT simultaneously with the series' debut in Japan. The series about shooting guns will launch in this year's 39th issue of Shueish...

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Astra Lost in Space ‒ Episode 8

"An air of uncertainty permeates this entire episode, and even before its landmine of a cliffhanger goes off, there's a lot to second guess."
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How Heavy Are the Dumbbells You Lift? ‒ Episode 8

"New patrons with different exercise goals leads us to a discussion of everyone's favorite subject: abs!"
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Detective Waver is on the Case in New Mystery-Solving Event

You'll get your chance to solve a mystery with the grouchiest teacher in the Clock Tower at the event Lord El-Melloi II's Case Files: Rail Zeppelin Grace note case. Murder of the Seven Wonders. The mystery-solving event will be held at the Yodaka no Dramatic Room in Shinjuku until October 27 and at the HEP HALL in Osaka on September 13-14. The game is suitable for one to five players and participa...
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Disaster Report 4: Summer Memories Game's Character Trailer Streamed

Granzella's PS4, Switch, PC game launches in West in early 2020 ― NIS America began streaming on Thursday a new character trailer for the Disaster Report: Summer Memories (Zettai Zetsumei Toshi 4 Plus -Summer Memories-) game for PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and PC. The video highlights character interactions. The game will launch in the West in early 2020. The limited-edition PS4 and Switch versio...
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Square Enix Introduces Dragon Quest Merch for Tiny Heroes in the Making

Life as a hero of destiny starts young. New parents will want to make sure their adventurers in the making have the property equipment in their inventory before sending them into the great unknown. That's why Square Enix has launched its Dragon Quest baby and kids line and it is cute. The line is offering themed bibs, hats, and baby books centered around the game franchise's iconic Slime. One item...
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Kemono Friends 3 Smartphone, Arcade Game's Opening Videos Preview Theme Song

Kemono Friends 3 app launches on September 24 ― Sega began streaming on Thursday two opening videos for the Kemono Friends 3 smartphone game and Kemono Friends 3: Planet Tours arcade game. The videos feature the theme song "Ke・Mo・No・Da・Mo・No" (I'm an Animal, After All). The franchise's musical units Doubutsu Biscuits and PPP perform the theme song. Kemono Friends 3 Kemono Friends 3: Planet Tours The ...
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Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch Remastered Game's Trailer, TV Ad Streamed

Game launches for PS4, PC on September 20 ― Level 5 began streaming a new trailer and 30-second commercial on Thursday for its Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch Remastered PlayStation 4 and PC game, and for the original Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch game's Switch version. Trailer Commercial Bandai Namco Entertainment's three releases will launch on September 20. Level 5 debuted the fantasy ...
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Shanghai Police Seize US$42 Million in Counterfeit Figures

China Central Television state television broadcaster is reported on August 15 that the Shanghai police have shutdown a large-scale pirated figure factory worth approximately 4.5 billion yen/300 million yuan (US$42.3 million). The company produced numerous counterfeit figures from popular franchises including One Piece, Sailor Moon, and Pokemon as well as Hatsune Miku and Iron Man. The factory was...

Netflix Adds Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress: The Battle of Unato Anime Film on September 13

Sequel anime film opened in Japan on May 10 ― Netflix announced on Wednesday that it will begin streaming the Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress: The Battle of Unato (Kōtetsujō no Kabaneri: Unato Kessen) sequel anime film on September 13. The film opened in Japan on May 10 and screened for a two-week limited engagement. The film opened at #10 at the box office in Japan and topped the mini-theater ranking ...
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Nogizaka46's New Sailor Moon Musical Runs in Shanghai in November

Play runs in Tokyo from October 10-14, Shanghai from November 22-24 ― The official website for the Sailor Moon franchise revealed on Wednesday that the Nogizaka46 idol group's stage musical will get a run in Shanghai, China at the Majestic Theatre from November 22-24. The website also revealed that the play's new run in Tokyo will be held at Tokyo City Dome Hall from October 10-14. Both performance r...
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Devilman and Hellboy Team Up to Promote Hellboy Reboot Film

Go Nagai's Dynamic Planning created a crossover image starring two fiendish heroes, Devilman and Hellboy, to promote the theatrical release of the Hellboy film remake in Japan. The art shows the two heroes staring down their foes Sirene and Nimue the Blood Queen. Nagai watched the Hellboy film and described it as "dark" and appreciated the character's depiction as both gloomy and comedic. "[He] ru...
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Jump Force Game's Video Previews Katsuki Bakugo, Majin Buu

DLC characters join game's lineup on August 27 ― Bandai Namco Entertainment America began streaming a DLC character trailer on Thursday for its Jump Force crossover fighting game. The video previews My Hero Academia's Katsuki Bakugo and Dragon Ball Z's Majin Buu (Good), who will both launch in the game on August 27. Character Pass owners will have early access to the new characters on Friday. Previou...

Netflix's Cowboy Bebop Series Casts Elena Satine as Julia

Cast also includes John Cho, Mustafa Shakir, Daniella Pineda, Alex Hassell ― Netflix announced on Thursday that Elena Satine (Strange Angel) will play Julia in its 10-episode live-action series adaptation of the 1998 television anime Cowboy Bebop. Elena Satine as Julia, a haunted woman running from a tragic past The previously announced cast includes: John Cho as SpikeHaunted by visions of the woman ...
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SPY × FAMILY, Kusuriya no Hitorigoto Win Tsugi ni Kuru Manga Award 2019

Kadokawa Media Factory's book and manga news magazine Da Vinci and streaming service Niconico announced the winners of its fifth Tsugi ni Kuru Manga Awards on Thursday. The awards acknowledge printed manga and web manga in separate categories. This year's Grand Prize winner in the printed manga category is comic adaptation of Natsu Hyūga's Kusuriya no Hitorigoto (The Pharmacist's Monologue) novels...
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Crunchyroll Expo Hosts U.S. Premiere of Keiichi Hara's The Wonderland Anime Film

Film screens in San Jose on August 30 ― Crunchyroll Expo announced on Thursday that this year's convention will host the United States premiere of Keiichi Hara's The Wonderland (Birthday Wonderland) anime film on August 30 at 2:00 p.m. Eleven Arts will also release the film. Cruncbyroll describes the film: On the day before her birthday, young Akane meets the mysterious alchemist Hippocrates who brin...
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This Week in Anime - Demon Slayer Weaves a Tangled Web in the Forest Spider Arc

Kimetsu no Yaiba delivers its own twisted take on the classic Shonen Jump themes of family by surrounding our heroes with six episodes of spiders! Micchy and Andy discuss this series' best arc yet. ― Demon Slayer delivers its own twisted take on the classic Shonen Jump themes of family by surrounding our heroes with six episodes of spiders! This week, Micchy and Andy discuss Kimetsu no Yaiba's best ...
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Hello World Film Gets Spinoff Anime Another World

1st episode of 3-episode spinoff premieres on September 13 ― The official website for Hello World, the original anime film by director Tomohiko Ito and Graphinica, announced on Thursday that a spinoff anime titled Another World will premiere on dTV's Hikari TV Channel+ and Hikari TV's streaming services on September 13. The three-episode spinoff's story will feature the point of view of the Naomi fro...
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Haruka 7 Game Reunites Haruka 6's Main Cast

Takuma Terashima, Kenichi Suzumura, Atsushi Abe, more return for spring 2020 Switch game ― Koei Tecmo Games' Ruby Party brand revealed on Wedensday that the main cast from Harukanaru Toki no Naka de 6 (Haruka: Beyond the Stream of Time 6) will return for Harukanaru Toki no Naka de 7, the newest game in the series. The returning cast includes Takuma Terashima, Kenichi Suzumura, Atsushi Abe, Nobuhiko O...
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Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 Switch Game Launches in West in November

Trailer reveals new 2D events ― Sega of America began streaming a video on Tuesday for the Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 game for Nintendo Switch. The video reveals that the game will launch in the Americas on November 5 and in Europe on November 8. The trailer also reveals new 2D retro versions of ten events from the Tokyo 1964 Summer Olympics. The ten 2D events include: 100m 10m Pla...
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Berserk's Kentarou Miura Produces New Duranki Manga

Series launches in new magazine on September 9 ― This year's 17th issue of Hakusensha's Young Animal magazine revealed on Friday that the Duranki manga based on Berserk creator Kentarou Miura's original work will launch in the inaugural issue of Hakusensha's Young Animal Zero magazine on September 9. Miura is also credited as the producer for the series. The announcement image above includes the text...
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Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot Game Adds Bonyu, Trunks

Game ships for PS4, Xbox One, PC in early 2020 ― Bandai Namco Entertainment America announced on Wednesday that Bonyu will join the character roster for the Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot action role-playing game for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. The company also announced on Thursday that Trunks will join the roster. Bonyu Trunks The game will include story and gameplay inspired by the Dragon Ball Z anim...
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Happy Sugar Life Horror Manga Gets 1-Shot Special in September

Manga ended on June 22, inspired 2018 TV anime ― The September issue of Square Enix's Gangan Joker magazine revealed on Thursday that Tomiyaki Kagisora will publish a special one-shot chapter for the Happy Sugar Life manga in the magazine's next issue on September 21. The one-shot will center on the character pairing that topped a previous character popularity poll for the manga. The manga ended on J...
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Tsukasa Hojo's Angel Sign Film Reveals Omnibus Format, International Cast, Directors

Film based on Silent Manga Audition stories with original story by Hojo opens on November 15 ― The official website for Angel Sign, City Hunter manga creator Tsukasa Hojo's debut live-action film, revealed new cast members, a new visual, and the film's November 15 opening date on Wednesday. The site also revealed that the film will be an omnibus film with multiple stories. Hojo will only direct the "...
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Takehiko Inoue Resumes 'REAL' Sports Manga on August 29

Manga about wheelchair basketball went on hiatus in late 2014 ― This year's 38th issue of Shueisha's Weekly Young Jump magazine revealed on Thursday that Takehiko Inoue will resume his REAL wheelchair basketball manga in the magazine's next issue on August 29. The manga will have a color opening page. The magazine previously announced in May that the manga will return in August. Inoue launched the ma...
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Liar! Uncover the Truth Live-Action Film's Trailer Reveals Cast, Theme Song, October 4 Opening

Akane Hotta, Yū Inaba, Shun Nishime, more star in film based on Voltage's smartphone game ― The official website for the live-action film adaptation of Voltage's Liar! Uncover the Truth (Doubt ~Usotsuki Otoko wa Dare?~) smartphone game began streaming a trailer for the film on Tuesday. The video reveals the film's cast, staff, theme song artist, and October 4 opening date. The site also revealed a ne...
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miwa Performs Boruto Anime's New Opening Theme

New song debuts on October 6 ― The official website of the singer miwa revealed on Wednesday that she will perform the new opening theme song for the Boruto: Naruto Next Generations anime. The new opening premieres on October 6 and will run for two cours (quarters of a year) until March 2020. The Boruto: Naruto Next Generations television anime premiered in Japan on TV Tokyo in April 2017, and origin...
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Doraemon, Crayon Shin-chan Anime Move to Saturdays After 15 Years on Fridays

TV Asahi starts 'Anime Time' block on October 5 at 4:30 p.m. ― TV Asahi announced on Wednesday that, beginning on October 5, the Doraemon and Crayon Shin-chan anime series will move to Saturdays. Both anime will be part of a new Saturday programming block named "Anime Time," which will air every Saturday at 4:30 p.m. According to TV Asahi, the new Saturday timeslot will make it easier for children to...
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Ni no Kuni Film's Clip Shows Yū, Haru's Sword Duel

Film based on RPG franchise opens on Friday ― The official website for Warner Bros. Japan and Level 5's Ni no Kuni anime film began streaming a clip from the film on Thursday. The clip shows Yū and Haru fighting as Haru leads an attack to kill the princess Asha and save Kotona's life. The film will open in Japan on Friday, August 23. The film stars: Kento Yamazaki as Yū Mackenyu as Haru Mei Nagano as...
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Live-Action Hell Girl Film Reveals 4 Character Visuals

Tina Tamashiro, Manami Hashimoto, Raiku, Akaji Maro star in November 15 film ― The official website for the live-action film of the Hell Girl (Jigoku Shōjo) anime franchise revealed photos of the cast in costume as their respective characters on Thursday. The cast with the visuals include: Tina Tamashiro as Ai Enma From left to right in image above: Manami Hashimoto as Hone Onna Raiku as Ren Ichimoku...
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Makoto Shinkai's Weathering With You Film Tops 10 Billion Yen

Now in top 10 Japanese films of all time; 1st Japanese film since your name. to reach milestone ― Makoto Shinkai's Weathering With You (Tenki no Ko) film has now earned 10,073,344,500 yen (about US$94.59 million) by selling 7,519,350 tickets in 34 days, making it the #10 highest-earning Japanese films of all time. The last Japanese film to earn over 10 billion yen was Shinkai's previous film your nam...
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Sankei: Japan to Provide Tax Breaks for Kyoto Animation Donations

Donations to be treated the same as disaster relief, encouraging deductible donations from corporations ― The Sankei News reported on Thursday that the Japanese government has instituted tax breaks and relief measures for donations to Kyoto Animation, and thus donations to the studio will be treated in the same way as donations to a local government unit for disaster relief. Previously, donations to ...

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Saekano: How to Raise a Boring Girlfriend Anime Film Unveils Theme Song Info, Visual

Haruna Luna sing "glory days" theme for Saenai Heroine no Sodate-kata fine ― The official website for Saenai Heroine no Sodate-kata fine, the upcoming Saekano: How to Raise a Boring Girlfriend film revealed that the theme song will be "glory days" performed by Luna Haruna. Miku Sawai is composing the song. The website also unveiled a key visual: The fourth wave of advance tickets will be available on...
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Kemono Friends Casts Akane Misaka as Fennec's New Voice Actress

Fennec's previous voice actress Kana Motomiya graduated in July ― The official website for the Kemono Friends franchise announced on Wednesday that Akane Misaka will be the new voice actress for the character Fennec, and she will also perform in the related musical unit Doubutsu Biscuits. She will voice Fennec in the upcoming Kemono Friends 3 smartphone and arcade game, and will participate in the th...
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Love Live's Original μ's Group Gets New Single, Animated Promo Video

The staff of the Love Live franchise announced via Twitter on Wednesday that the original series' idol group μ's will release a new single with an anime music video to celebrate the franchise's ninth anniversary. μ's last single was MOMENT RING released following the Love Live! The School Idol Movie in 2016. The group also released the Solo Live! collection Memorial BOX III collection and the µ's ...
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Sanrio's Cinnamoroll is Still Thinking About Hellshake Yano

There was a time when everyone was thinking about AC-bu and Pop Team Epic's Hellshake Yano. It was one of the biggest buzzwords of 2018 and its creators even brought their rock and roll character to the Animelo multi-day concert. AC-bu's Shunsuke Itakura and Toru Adachi drew attention back to Hellshake Yano again when they appeared on NTV's Shabekuri 007 variety program on August 19. The appearanc...
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SCREEN mode Perform Tokunana TV Anime's Ending Theme

Crime series focusing on special police unit premieres on October 6 ― The official website for the original television anime Keishichō Tokumu-bu Tokushu Kyōaku-han Taisaku-Shitsu Dai-Nana-ka -Tokunana- (Special Crime Investigation Unit Special 7 or literally, Metropolitan Police Department Special Division Heinous Crime Investigation Unit Special 7: Tokunana) announced on Wednesday that SCREEN mode a...
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Pokémon Masters Personality Quiz Pairs You With Trainer, Pokémon

Earlier this month, the Japanese Pokémon Center website launched a personality quiz that assigned participants a Pokémon and gave insight into what type of worker they are (resident Dragonite here). The franchise has a new quiz out to help promote DeNA's Pokémon Masters smartphone game that will assign you a trainer and lead Pokémon. The questions offer two choices and are random. Most are fairly ...
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The Rising of the Shield Hero Novels Get Gourmet Spinoff Manga

The Menu of the Shield Hero manga launched on Wednesday ― Kadokawa's ComicWalker website launched a new spinoff manga of Aneko Yusagi's The Rising of the Shield Hero (Tate no Yūsha no Nariagari) fantasy light novel series titled Tate no Yūsha no Oshinagaki (The Menu of the Shield Hero) on Wednesday. Amamichi Akano is drawing the gourmet spinoff manga, which focuses on the characters' cooking. The nex...
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The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel III Game's Trailer Highlights Story

PS4 game ships on October 22 in N. America, Europe, October 29 in Oceania ― NIS America posted a new trailer for The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel III game on Tuesday. The trailer highlights the game's story, hinting at its involvement with the Crossbell story arc. NIS America will ship the PlayStation 4 game on October 22 in North America and Europe, and on October 29 in Oceania. The game w...
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Arifureta - From Commonplace to World's Strongest ‒ Episode 6

"Between its on-the-fly production and prioritizing the least-interesting parts of its narrative, this episode just felt like going nowhere slowly."
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North American Anime, Manga Releases, August 18-24

Ronja the Robber's Daughter, Waiting in the Summer anime; Fairy Tail: 100 Years Quest manga; Bungo Stray Dogs novel ship ― Anime Releases Title Publisher Suggested Retail Price Date ACCA: 13-Territory Inspection Dept. Essentials BDPlease Funimation US$29.98 August 20 Attack on Titan Junior High Essentials BDCite Funimation US$29.98 August 20 The Big O Steelbook BDAnimeNewsNewtwork Sentai Filmworks U...
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Answerman - What Does An Anime Producer Do?

For all the work they do to get a project off the ground, it's about time producers got their dues. Justin breaks down the grueling work of an anime producer. ― Mikosh asked: I noticed that anime have different kinds of producers listed in their credits, like executive producers, producers, animation producers, etc. So what is the job of each one of them and in what way each producer impacts the pro...
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DLSite's 2nd Animated Commercial Promotes 'Secret Apartment' Audio Drama

Indie and adult retailer DLsite (note: may be NSFW) is streaming an animated commercial for a girls' voice drama Himitsu Apāto, Nyūkyosha Boshū Shitemasen! (Secret Apartment, No Vacancy). The story follows a female college student whose uncle is a popular author. He asks her that to work as the manager of as mall apartment complex where she will also live. The heroine wants to help her uncle but t...
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New Sakura Wars Game Gets Manga on September 12

Koyori Noguchi adapts game launching in December ― The official Twitter account for the Sakura Wars (Sakura Taisen) franchise revealed on Wednesday that the Shin Sakura Taisen (New Sakura Wars) game is getting a manga by Koyori Noguchi that will debut in this year's 41st issue of Shueisha's Weekly Young Jump magazine on September 12. The Shin Sakura Taisen (New Sakura Wars) game will launch in Japan ...
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Police Arrest Man for Illegally Selling Ushijima the Loan Shark Manga Digitally

Man allegedly sold manga under username "Mangamura Shuppansho" ― Police arrested a 20-year-old man on Tuesday for allegedly selling illegal digital copies of Shohei Manabe's Ushijima the Loan Shark manga through a marketplace app. The suspect, who lives in Tokyo, has the username "Mangamura Shuppansho" (Mangamura Branch Office) and allegedly sold the manga to at least three people last December. A Tw...
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12 Kyoto News Agencies Request Police to Reveal Names of Remaining 25 KyoAni Fire Victims

Kyoto Animation has asked media to respect privacy of victims, bereaved ― 12 news agencies in Kyoto collectively sent a request on Tuesday to the Kyoto Prefectural Police to reveal the names of 25 of the 35 victims in the deadly July 18 arson at Kyoto Animation's Studio 1. The letter was addressed personally to Kyoto Prefectural Police director Hiroto Ueda, and it noted that the current situation was...
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We Never Learn: BOKUBEN Anime's 2nd Season's Promo Video Reveals October 5 Premiere

Video previews opening theme 'Can now, Can now' by Study ― The official Twitter account for the television anime of Taishi Tsutsui's We Never Learn (Boku-tachi wa Benkyō ga Dekinai) manga began streaming a promotional video on Wednesday for the upcoming second season. The video reveals that the season will premiere on Tokyo MX, Gunma TV, Tochigi TV, and BS11 on October 5 at 24:30 (effectively October...
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Monster Hunter: Iceborne Game's Trailer Previews Old Everwyrm

Expansion launches for PS4, Xbox One on September 6 ― Capcom began streaming a trailer on Tuesday for Monster Hunter World: Iceborne, the new expansion for the Monster Hunter World game. The video highlights the new monster Old Everywyrm. The expansion will launch for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on September 6 and for PC via Steam in January 2020. The expansion will feature a new story that begins aft...
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Kodoku no Gourmet Live-Action Series Gets 8th Season

New season premieres in October ― TV Tokyo revealed on Wednesday that the live-action series adaptation of Masayuki Kusumi and Jiro Taniguchi's Kodoku no Gourmet (The Solitary Gourmet) manga will have an eighth season that will premiere in October. Yutaka Matsushige (live-action Death Note, Sukiyaki Western Django, Crows Zero) will once again reprise his role as protagonist Gorō Inagashira. The new s...
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Pokémon Sword/Shield Games' Video Previews New Town

Games ship on November 15 ― Nintendo UK began streaming on Tuesday a video with English subtitles for the upcoming Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield Nintendo Switch role-playing games. The video includes a message from the games' director Shigeru Ohmori and highlights a new town in the games' new Galar region. The town is home to the Pokémon Research Center Lab where Professor Magnolia researches the ...
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Bakemonogatari Manga Resumes on September 4

Series went on hiatus in July due to Oh! great's health ― The official Twitter account for Oh! great's manga adaptation of NisiOisin's Bakemonogatari novels revealed on Wednesday that the manga will resume in the 40th issue of Kodansha's Weekly Shonen Magazine on September 4. The tweet included an image with text that reads, "Sorry for keeping you waiting so long." The manga went on hiatus on July 31...
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Psycho-Pass Anime's 1st Season Gets Stage Play

Play runs in Tokyo from October 25 to November 10 ― The official website for the Psycho-Pass stage play revealed on Wednesday that the first season of the franchise's anime will receive a stage play adaptation that will premiere in October. The play, titled Psycho-Pass Chapter 1 -Hanzai Keisū- (Crime Coefficient), will run at Shinagawa Prince Hotel Stellar Ball in Tokyo from October 25 to November 10...
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Weekly Shōnen Magazine Readers Vote to Decide Yamada-kun & the Seven Witches Creator Miki Yoshikawa's Next Series

'Tokyo Hell Heavens' is 1st of 3 new one-shot manga that could become a series ― This year's 38th issue of Kodansha's Weekly Shōnen Magazine published a new one-shot manga on Wednesday by Miki Yoshikawa (Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches) titled "Tokyo Hell Heavens," a buddy working comedy about an angel and demon. Yoshikawa will also publish two more one-shot manga in the magazine's 41st issue on Sep...
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Shenmue III Game's Trailer Previews Gameplay

PS4, PC game slated for November 19 ― Deep Silver began streaming a trailer for its Shenmue III PlayStation 4 and PC game on Wednesday. The trailer reveals some gameplay elements in the game, including playing arcade games and combat. Shenmue III was originally slated for release in December 2017, but was pushed back to the second half of 2018 and then to 2019. The game was then slated for release on...
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Aimyon Also Performs Ending Song for anohana team's 'Her Blue Sky' Anime Film

SInger performs main theme song as well for October 11 film ― The official website for Her Blue Sky (Sora no Aosa o Shiru Hito yo), the original anime film by the Super Peace Busters creative team, revealed on Wednesday that the singer Aimyon will perform the film's ending theme song "Aoi" (Mallow Blue). Aimyon will also perform the film's main theme song "Sora no Aosa o Shiru Hito yo" (To Those Who ...
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MYTH&ROID, Riko Azuna Perform 'The Hero is Overpowered but Overly Cautious' Anime's Theme Songs

MYTH&ROID performs opening, Riko Azuna performs ending song for October anime ― Kihow, the vocalist for the MYTH&ROID music group, announced on her Twitter account on Tuesday that MYTH&ROID will perform the opening theme song "TIT FOR TAT" for the television anime adaptation of Light Tuchihi's The Hero is Overpowered but Overly Cautious (Kono Yūsha ga Ore TUEEE Kuse ni Shinchō Sugiru) novels. Riko Az...
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Dragon Star Varnir Game Launches on Steam on October 9

― Idea Factory International announced on Monday that its PC via Steam release of Compile Heart's Dragon Star Varnir (Ryūsei no Varnir) game will launch on October 9. The Deluxe Pack will bundle a character and background art collection, a rough art collection, three PC wallpapers, six mobile wallpapers, and a 12-track soundtrack. The game had been delayed from September to October to allow staff to...
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