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Kirakira Precure a la Mode Streaming

It has been a long time coming, but finally English-speaking anime fans are getting the chance to legally watch the unadulterated versions of some of the titles in the sprawling Pretty Cure franchise. ― It has been a long time coming, but finally English-speaking anime fans are getting the chance to legally watch the unadulterated versions of some of the titles in the sprawling Pretty Cure franchise....
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Holmes of Kyoto Novel 1

Mochizuki says in her afterword that her motivating factor in writing the series was to combine her long-held desire to write a “light mystery” with her reactions upon moving to Kyoto, and that's precisely what she's done. ― While an adaptation's quality is not always the best indicator of what the source material is like, such is the case of Mai Mochizuki's light novel series Holmes of Kyoto and its...
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Lapis Re:LiGHTs

The series does have somewhat of a plotline, though it is thin and typically functions to link other components together rather than guide the story. ― This Summer 2020 series is the anime branch of a multimedia project that will eventually include a smartphone game and a manga. Based on the way it ends, and the way it painstakingly introduces about two dozen named girls (even at the expense of stray...
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Fiancee of the Wizard GN 1

She had been a twenty-nine-year-old woman walking home when she was hit by a car – that was the last thing she remembered. ― Fiancée of the Wizard is one of those series with a first volume that is largely unremarkable but has the potential to become something more. Primarily this is because so much of the manga's introductory book, which covers presumably half-to-a-third of the original light novel'...
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Gūtara Mama Manga Ends After 45 Years

Mitsutoshi Furuya launched family comedy series in 1975 ― Mitsutoshi Furuya ended the Gūtara Mama (Slacker Mom) manga on Sunday after 45 years of serialization. The comedy manga revolves around a family of three: Tarako Gūyama, a lazy mother; Ichirō Gūyama, the dad who picks up the slack; and Gusuo Gūyama, an elementary school student. The manga has been running in The Mainichi Shimbun newspaper's Su...
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Hyōka Manga Resumes After 3-Month Hiatus

Series went on hiatus in July due to Taskohna's illness ― The November issue of Kadokawa's Monthly Shonen Ace magazine revealed on Saturday that Taskohna's manga adaptation of Honobu Yonezawa's Hyouka mystery novel will return from hiatus in the magazine's next issue on October 26. The manga went on hiatus in July so that Taskohna could recover from an unspecified illness. The manga's "first series" ...
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Sailor Moon 165,000 Yen Engagement Ring Gets 2nd Release

Mamoru's engagement ring to Usagi first went on sale in 2018 ― The engagement ring that Sailor Moon's Mamoru gifted to Usagi first went on sale in 2018, and now it's getting a limited-time release through Bandai Fashion Collection's online store. It will be available in two varieties: platinum and silver. The prices have been slightly adjusted for the second run. The platinum version of the ring now ...
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Monster Girl Doctor ‒ SEASON FINALE

I for one have been consistently surprised by the series, sometimes for the worse, but quite a few times for the better.
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Funimation to Stream Talentless Nana Anime

English-subtitled trailer streamed for anime premiering on October 4 ― Funimation announced on Tuesday that it will begin streaming the television anime of Looseboy and Iori Furuya's Talentless Nana (Munō na Nana) manga on October 4 for the fall 2020 season. The company began streaming an English-subtitled trailer on Twitter: Will she be able to fight the Enemies of Humanity without actual special po...
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Maesetsu! Anime Streams Creditless Version of Opening Sequence

Anime premieres on October 4 with Funimation stream ― The official website for Kadokawa's original television anime Maesetsu! began streaming the creditless opening title sequence for the anime last Saturday. The video features the opening theme song "Opening Act" performed by the anime's four main cast members. The anime will premiere on October 4 on AT-X at 11:30 p.m. and then debut on TOKYO MX lat...
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Funimation to Stream The Day I Became a God, Hypnosis Mic, Warlords of Sigrdrifa Anime

Funimation begins streaming all 3 anime from Aniplex in October ― unimation announced on Tuesday that it will stream The Day I Became a God, Hypnosis Mic -Division Rap Battle- Rhyme Anima, and Warlords of Sigrdrifa anime from Aniplex for the fall 2020 season. Funimation will begin streaming The Day I Became a God (Kami-sama ni Natta Hi), the third original anime from Key, Aniplex, and P.A Works, on O...
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Make Your Own Shonen Jump Characters With Official Online Character Creator

Online service for smartphones features My Hero Academia, Haikyu!!, Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba ― Last year, Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine launched an online service geared for smartphone users allowing people to create characters in the style of the Haikyu!! manga. In December, it added My Hero Academia, and the most recent addition is Koyoharu Gotouge's Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba on...
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Boruto: Naruto Next Generations ‒ Episode 167

Following a devastating defeat at the hands of Deepa, Team 7 takes a week to lick its wounds and prep for the fight ahead.
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Kirakira Precure a la Mode Streaming

It has been a long time coming, but finally English-speaking anime fans are getting the chance to legally watch the unadulterated versions of some of the titles in the sprawling Pretty Cure franchise. ― It has been a long time coming, but finally English-speaking anime fans are getting the chance to legally watch the unadulterated versions of some of the titles in the sprawling Pretty Cure franchise....
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One Piece ‒ Episode 943

We've got multiple high octane battles in progress, nearly all the major players are contributing, and the tension is still finding ways to ratchet upwards.
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Search Data Reveals the Top Netflix Anime Around the Globe

Streaming giant Netflix is notoriously mum about the viewing stats behind its content, but we can get a clearer idea by looking at the search data. ― Streaming giant Netflix is notoriously mum about the viewing stats behind its content. There are a few ways to get a better picture on what movies, television shows, and of course anime, are the most popular even without Netflix pulling back the curtain...
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Black Clover ‒ Episode 144

Apparently this business about the Devil Banishers isn't a throwaway arc after all.
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The God of High School ‒ SEASON FINALE

I'm not even mad at The God of High School being so willing to brazenly rip off Dragon Ball; I'm just irritated that it rips off even the bad parts of the DBZ mythos.
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Shadowverse Anime's Video Previews New Season's Theme Songs

LOW, Game Jikkyōsha Wakuwaku Band perform songs for season debuting on October 6 ― The official website for the television anime adaptation of Cygames, Inc.'s Shadowverse card battle smartphone game revealed the third promotional video and a new key visual on Tuesday. The video previews FLOW's new opening theme song "Shinsekai" (New World) and Game Jikkyōsha Wakuwaku Band's ending theme song "Kokoro ...
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The Quintessential Quintuplets Anime Season 2 Reveals TV Ad, More Staff

Series premieres in January after COVID-19 delay ― The official website for The Quintessential Quintuplets (Gotōbun no Hanayome) anime revealed a commercial, additional staff, and a new visual for Gotōbun no Hanayome ∬ (The Quintessential Quintuplets ∬), the second season, on Wednesday. The season will debut on TBS, Sun TV, and BS11 in January 2021 after a delay due to COVID-19. The new season was or...
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I'm Standing on a Million Lives Anime's Video Previews Ending Song

Shanghai cosplayer Liyuu performs theme for isekai series debuting on Friday ― The official website for the television anime of Naoki Yamakawa and Akinari Nao's I'm Standing on a Million Lives. (100-Man no Inochi no Ue ni Ore wa Tatteiru) manga began streaming the ending animation for the series on Tuesday. The video features the song "Carpe Diem" performed by Liyuu, a popular cosplayer from Shanghai...

BONES Animates 'Gotcha!' Pokémon Music Video With Bump of Chicken's Song

Video celebrates "The Crown Tundra" game expansion's launch on October 22 ― The Pokémon Company unveiled the "Gotcha!" music video with animation by BONES on Tuesday. The video features the song "Acacia" performed by Bump of Chicken (Tales of the Abyss, Granblue Fantasy the Animation, Karakuri Circus theme songs). Rie Matsumoto (Blood Blockade Battlefront, Yes! Precure 5) directed the music video at ...
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Pokémon Sword/Shield Games' 'The Crown Tundra' Expansion Launches on October 22

Videos preview new features of games' 2nd of 2 new areas ― The Pokémon Company revealed during a livestream on Tuesday that "The Crown Tundra," the second of two expansions for the Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield Nintendo Switch role-playing games, will launch on October 22. Additionally, all-in-one versions of the games that include both expansions will ship on November 6. In the expansion, the new...
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Life-Size Moving Gundam Statue's Grand Opening Now Slated for December 19

Early field tests already make US television ― Sunrise announced on Tuesday that the 18-meter-high (59-foot-tall) life-size, moving Gundam statue will hold its grand opening for public viewing on December 19. The Gundam Factory Yokohama attraction will stay open for a limited time until March 31. The statue weighs 25 tons and features 24 joints (not including the hands). The statue executes a new dem...
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Octopath Traveler Prequel Mobile Game's Trailer Previews Wealth Story

Game launches on iOS, Android on October 28 in Japan ― Square Enix began streaming a main story preview trailer for Octopath Traveler Tairiku no Hasha (Octopath Traveler: Ruler of the Continent), a smartphone RPG prequel to its Octopath Traveler game, on Monday. The game will have three stories centered on those who have attained wealth, power, and fame. The video previews the storyline related to th...
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NYCC Metaverse Event Lists 10 Anpanman Films Set to Stream on Tubi

Service had announced plans to stream 6 films this fall in English, Spanish ― The New York Comic Con x MCM Comic Con Metaverse online event's schedule is listing a "First Look at Japanese Phenom Anpanman Ahead of U.S. Debut on Tubi" panel for October 11 at 9:25 p.m. EDT, and the panel description states that streaming service Tubi will stream 10 films from the Soreike! Anpanman franchise. Tubi had pr...
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Harvey Awards Induct Osamu Tezuka Into Hall of Fame

Ceremony to stream during NYCC Metaverse on October 8-11 ― The Harvey Awards, which honors outstanding work in comics and sequential art, announced on Monday that the awards will induct "God of Manga" Osamu Tezuka into its Hall of Fame, alongside American illustrator Jill Thompson, and the four founders of African-American comics collective Milestone Media. Tezuka was a prolific manga artist who drew...

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Violet Evergarden Film Stays at #2 in 2nd Weekend, Eizouken Debuts at #5

Shin-chan at #3, Doraemon at #7, F/SN: Heaven's Feel at #9 ― Kyoto Animation's Violet Evergarden: The Movie anime film stayed at #2 in its second weekend. The film earned 131,910,200 yen (about US$1.25 million) from Friday to Sunday. As of Sunday, the film has sold over 566,000 tickets to earn 813,039,200 yen (about US$7.70 million). The film opened in Japan on September 18, and it ranked at #2 in it...
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HIDIVE Streams Utano☆Princesama Magi Love Kingdom Anime Film

Film begins streaming with English, Latin American Spanish subtitles on October 5 ― HIDIVE announced on Monday that it will begin streaming Uta no Prince Sama Maji Love Kingdom, the anime film in the Uta no Prince-sama franchise on October 5 at 12:30 p.m. EDT in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Argentina, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa R...
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Jump Force Game's Trailer Previews Yu Yu Hakusho's Hiei

Character Pass 2 launches for PS4, Xbox One, PC this fall; Switch in 2021 ― Bandai Namco Entertainment America began streaming a gameplay trailer for the Jump Force crossover fighting game on Monday. The trailer previews the DLC character Hiei from Yu Yu Hakusho. Hiei will be part of the game's Character Pass 2. The pass will launch for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC via Steam this fall, and for...
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Fire Force ‒ Episode 37

It is a lot to unpack in a single episode, and “A Pair of One-Eyes” definitely suffers from the expositional burden of it all. David Production still does its damndest to make the info dump entertaining though.
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Tentai Books Licenses World Teacher Light Novels

Light novel series gets English, Spanish releases ― The light novel localizing and publishing company Tentai Books announced on Monday that it has licensed author Kо̄ichi Neko and artist Nardack's World Teacher light novel series. The company will release the titles in both English and Spanish. The fantasy romance adventure story follows a man, who was once the world's strongest agent before retiring...
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Latest NisiOisin Novel is a Battle Royale Between Pregnant Women

Delivery Room novel by Monogatari author ships on September 30 Monogatari author NisiOisin's latest novel, titled Delivery Room, has an unusual premise: Five pregnant women are invited to a mysterious battle royale-like situation with the prize of a healthy childbirth on the line. Publisher Kodansha describes the novel as follows: Miyako Mamamiya receives a letter of invitation. In it is written: 5...
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Digimon Adventure: ‒ Episode 17

I thought last week's episode of Digimon Adventure: felt like a culmination of a long-form story on its own, but it turns out it was just the first part of a massive multi-episode climax.
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Lupin III THE FIRST CG Anime Film Screens in U.S. on October 18, 21

GKIDS streams trailer with dub, subs ― GKIDS, TMS Entertainment, and Fathom Events announced on Monday that they will screen Lupin III THE FIRST, the first 3D CG feature-length anime film in Monkey Punch's Lupin III franchise, in theaters in the United States on October 18 (English dub) and 21 (English subtitles). GKIDS will then separately release the film theatrically in select theaters on October ...
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Funimation Details Streaming Service's Expansion to Mexico, Brazil in December

Attack on Titan the Final Season, My Hero Academia, Overlord, more available at launch ― Funimation announced on Monday that its streaming service will expand to Mexico and Brazil in December. The service will offer anime with Spanish and Portuguese subtitles, and dubs will be available for select titles. The service will initially launch via web only, followed by "various apps and connected televisi...
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Uzaki-chan Wants to Hang Out! ‒ SEASON FINALE

At the end, Shinichi accidentally blurts out that Uzaki shouldn't worry about missing out on hang-out time with him, since he's long since come to terms with the fact that they will “always be together”.
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Funimation to Stream King's Raid Anime

Series based on smartphone RPG premieres on October 2 ― Funimation announced on Monday that it will stream KING's RAID: Successors of the Will (King's Raid: Ishi o Tsugumono-tachi), the television anime of South Korean developer Vespa's King's Raid smartphone RPG app, during the fall 2020 season. Funimation describes the anime's story: A century has passed since King Kyle of the Orvelia kingdom destr...
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Holmes of Kyoto Novel 1

Mochizuki says in her afterword that her motivating factor in writing the series was to combine her long-held desire to write a “light mystery” with her reactions upon moving to Kyoto, and that's precisely what she's done. ― While an adaptation's quality is not always the best indicator of what the source material is like, such is the case of Mai Mochizuki's light novel series Holmes of Kyoto and its...
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Rick and Morty 'Samurai & Shogun' Short Director Reveals Rough Designs

Kaichi Satō directed, wrote short featuring Japanese dialogue at Studio DEEN ― Kaichi Satō, director and scriptwriter of the "Samurai & Shogun" animated short for the Rick and Morty animated television series, posted rough designs for the short on his Twitter account on Saturday. The images depict Samurai Rick and the boss Rick YRD42. The Rick & Morty season4 Blu-rayBox is out now! Also included "the...
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A Certain Scientific Railgun T ‒ SEASON FINALE

While the episode is not as comprehensive in wrapping things up as I might have hoped, it nonetheless puts a feel-good cap on things and provides a generally satisfying conclusion for now.
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Noblesse Manhwa Gets Smartphone Game

Anime debuts on Crunchyroll on October 6 ― The official website for the Crunchyroll Original anime of Jeho Son and Kwangsu Lee's Noblesse manhwa confirmed on Tuesday that the manhwa is getting a smartphone role-playing game titled Noblesse: Zero for iOS and Android. Pre-registration is available now and offers in-game rewards. The anime's website also began streaming a promotional video for the anime...
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The Misfit of Demon King Academy ‒ SEASON FINALE

In the end, if you were watching this series just for the catharsis of watching Anos beat down the fools who stood against him, this isn't a terrible episode—in fact, it probably left you feeling satisfied as a series finale.
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Shin-Ei Animation, 81 Produce Announce Idolls! TV Anime for January Premiere

Aina Rutō, Ami Mizuno, Shiori Hanaoka, Ruka Yashiro star in series ― Anime studio Shin-Ei Animation and voice talent agency 81 Produce opened a website on Monday to announce that they are producing a new television anime titled Idolls! that will premiere on BS Asahi in January. The cast includes: Aina Rutō as Aina Ami Mizuno as Ami Shiori Hanaoka as Shiori Ruka Yashiro as Ruka Shin-Ei Animation and 8...
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hololive Virtual YouTubers Akai Haato, Kiryu Coco Suspended For 3 Weeks Due to 'Inappropriate Remarks'

Cover Corp issues formal apology after VTubers imply Taiwan is separate country from China ― Cover Corp, the company which runs the Virtual YouTuber agency hololive, issued formal statements in English, Japanese, and simplified Chinese on Sunday regarding the talents Akai Haato and Kiryu Coco. Due to "inappropriate remarks" they made on stream, they will be suspended for three weeks from livestreamin...
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Yakuza: Like a Dragon Game Moves Up Western Launch to November 10

Game launches for PS5 on March 2 ― Sega of America announced on Monday that the Western release of the Yakuza: Like a Dragon (Ryū ga Gotoku 7: Hikari to Yami no Yukue) game has moved up to November 10 to align with release of the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S consoles on the same day. The game will launch for Xbox Series X | S, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Windows 10 and PC via Steam, followed by PlayS...
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Kodansha Comics to Release Full Shaman King Manga on ComiXology on October 6

Shaman King: Zero, Shaman King Flowers, Shaman King: Red Crimson. also launch in October ― Kodansha Comics announced on Monday that it will digitally release Hiroyuki Takei's Shaman King manga on Comixology on October 6. The company will then release the Shaman King spinoff manga Shaman King: Zero on October 13, Shaman King Flowers on October 20, Shaman King: Red Crimson. on October 27, and Shaman Ki...
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WFS, Houbunsha Launch Manga Time Kirara Comics App on Facebook

Launch titles: Hidamari Sketch, K-ON!, Kin-iro Mosaic, Is the order a rabbit?, Urara Meirochō, The Demon Girl Next Door ― WFS and Houbunsha announced on Monday that they have launched the Manga Time KIRARA Comics app on Facebook Instant Games. The app grants access to four-panel manga from Houbunsha's Manga Time Kirara magazine in Japanese and English. The app launched in more than 240 countries and ...
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Violet Evergarden: The Movie Anime Marks 3rd Week With New Promo Video

Violet Evergarden film earns 810 million yen, offers 4th text short story to filmgoers ― Kyoto Animation's Violet Evergarden: The Movie anime is celebrating its upcoming third week in theaters by streaming a new promotional video: The film has sold over 566,000 tickets to earn 810 million yen (about US$7.68 million) after 10 days in the box office as of Sunday. Starting Friday, participating theaters...
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8 People Arrested on Suspicion of Selling Fake Demon Slayer Figures in Japan

5 of accused allegedly sold 44 figures for 57,980 yen The Mainichi Shimbun newspaper reported on Friday that Kyoto, Hyogo and Akita prefectural police forces have arrested eight residents from six prefectures on suspicion of selling bootleg Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba merchandise and infringing the Copyright Act. Kyoto Prefectural Police arrested five suspects. According to the police, the suspe...
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Dropkick on My Devil! Anime to Start Crowdfunding Towards Season 3

Backers can make cameos, create titles for episodes or the entire as-yet-unannounced season ― The official website for the anime of Yukiwo's Dropkick on My Devil! (Jashin-chan Dropkick) manga announced on Monday a crowdfunding campaign that will go towards an unannounced third television anime season. The campaign will launch on Wednesday at noon (Tuesday at 11:00 p.m. EDT) on the Motion Gallery webs...
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Saikyō Kamizmode Anime Premieres Online, TV Airing Debuts on October 9

1st half of 1st episode available now worldwide ― Bandai Namco Pictures began streaming the first half of the first episode of its Saikyō Kamizmode anime on Monday on YouTube. The second half of the first episode will stream on Tuesday, and the two halves of the second episode will stream on Wednesday and Thursday. Episodes three and later will premiere their first half on Wednesdays and the second h...
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Live-Action The Full-Time Wife Escapist Project Returns as Special

New Year's special will be based on 10th, 11th volumes of Tsunami Umino's manga ― TBS announced last Friday that it is producing a New Year's live-action special based on Tsunami Umino's The Full-Time Wife Escapist (Nigeru wa Haji da ga Yaku ni Tatsu) manga and its 2016 live-action television series adaptation that will air in January 2021. The new special will be based on the 10th and 11th volumes o...
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TIFF Screens 'Josee, The Tiger and the Fish,' Looking for Magical Doremi

Festival takes place on October 31-November 9 ― The Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF) announced last Friday that it will screen the Josee, the Tiger and the Fish and Looking for Magical DoReMi films during the event. The event will be held from October 31 to November 9 at EX Theater Roppongi and other Tokyo theaters. The event will also feature special programs for the Pokemon and Super Sentai...
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Gundam Aggressor Manga Resumes After 3-Month Hiatus

Manga went on hiatus in June due to author Daichi Banjou recovering from illness ― Daichi Banjou resumed the Kidō Senshi Gundam Aggressor (Mobile Suit Gundam Aggressor) manga in the November issue of Shogakukan's Shōnen Sunday S magazine last Friday. The manga went on hiatus in June in order for Banjou to recover from an illness. The story follows the Aggressor unit, a "traitor" Federation unit of so...
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Japanese Animation TV Ranking, September 14-20

Detective Conan again tops list with 10.5% rating ― This week's episode of the live-action series adaptation of Natsumi Ando's Something's Wrong With Us (Watashi-tachi wa Dōka Shiteiru) manga aired on NTV on Wednesday, September 16 at 10:00 p.m. and it earned a 9.6% rating. Title Station Date Time Length Average Household Rating Kinyō Road Show! Meitantei Conan: Edogawa Conan Shissō Jiken -Chijō Saia...
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One Peace Books Licenses Farming Life in Another World Manga

1st volume ships on October 28 ― One Peace Books announced on Saturday that it has licensed the manga adaptation of Kinosuke Naito's Farming Life in Another World (Isekai Nonbiri Nōka) light novel. The first compiled English volume of the manga will release physically and digitally on October 28. One Peace Books describes the manga: After Hiraku dies of a serious illness, God brings him back to life,...
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Violet Evergarden: The Movie Anime Earns 810 Milion Yen in 1st 10 Days

Film sold over 566,000 tickets as of Sunday, offers new text short story on Friday ― Kyoto Animation's Violet Evergarden: The Movie anime film has sold over 566,000 tickets to earn 810 million yen (about US$7.68 million) after 10 days in the box office as of Sunday. Beginning on October 2, participating theaters will offer theatergoers a new short text story by original author Kana Akatsuki titled "G...
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Live-Action Way of the Househusband Show Reveals More Cast, Theme Song Artist

Michiko Tanaka, MEGUMI, Jun Hashimoto, Junpei Yasui, more join cast ― The official website for the live-action series of Kousuke Oono's The Way of the Househusband (Gokushufudō) manga unveiled more cast members and a new visual for the series on Monday. The site also revealed the series' theme song artists last Friday. The new cast members include: (Top row, left to right in image above) Michiko Tana...

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bb Kuroda's 'A Channel' High School Slice-of-Life Manga Ends in 3 Chapters

Manga launched in 2008, inspired TV anime in 2011 ― The official Twitter account of Houbunsha's Manga Time Kirara magazine announced on Monday that bb Kuroda's A Channel manga will end in three more chapters, including the chapter that appeared in the sister magazine Manga Time Kirara Carat's November issue on Monday. If there are no delays, the manga will end on November 28. The manga revolves aroun...
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Power Rangers Dino Fury Reveals Cast, Trailer

Russel Curry, Kai Moya, Hunter Deno star in 28th Power Rangers season ― The Hasbro Power Rangers Panel at Hasbro PulseCon 2020 revealed the main cast and a trailer for the Power Rangers franchise's 28th season, titled Power Rangers Dino Fury, on Saturday. The live-action tokusatsu (special effects) show stars: Russel Curry as Red Ranger Kai Moya as Blue Ranger Hunter Deno as Pink Ranger The show will...
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Lapis Re:LiGHTs

The series does have somewhat of a plotline, though it is thin and typically functions to link other components together rather than guide the story. ― This Summer 2020 series is the anime branch of a multimedia project that will eventually include a smartphone game and a manga. Based on the way it ends, and the way it painstakingly introduces about two dozen named girls (even at the expense of stray...
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Gear Up with Bags Designed like Fate/Grand Order's Gilgamesh, Mash's Weapons

Mash's shield has previously inspired a phone charger and a wrist cushion. The Fate/Grand Order Absolute Demonic Front: Babylonia merchandise allows you to carry around her shield as a bag. It's designed to be strapped around the shoulder, ready to whip out in case you're ever in need of some iron defense. That's not all, however—the stone slab that Caster Gilgamesh uses is also available as a bag...
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Soredake ga Neck Workplace TV Anime Briefly Listed With More Cast

Tsubasa Kizu, Ui Hinagata, Taisei Nishino, Taiga Fukazawa cast in story about convenience store workers ― The Comic Natalie website posted an article on Friday to report on the new original television anime series Soredake ga Neck, but removed the article shortly thereafter. The article is still cached on the Bing search service. According to the removed article, the anime's staff announced more cast...

TMS Entertainment, Japan's Quebico Produce Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness CG Anime Series

Quebico founded by Resident Evil: Vendetta co-producer Kei Miyamoto in 2017 ― Capcom and Netflix posted the teaser trailer for their Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness CG anime series on Sunday, and provided more details on its production. Capcom's Resident Evil producer Hiroyuki Kobayashi in involved in the production and story supervision of the franchise's "first serialized CG drama." The anime stud...
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Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot Game's New DLC to Feature Golden Frieza

"New Power Awakens - Part 2" DLC launches this fall ― This year's 43rd issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine revealed on Monday that the character Golden Frieza will be available in Bandai Namco Entertainment's Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot game as part of the game's "New Power Awakens - Part 2" DLC. The characters SSGSS Goku and SSGSS Vegeta will also feature in the DLC. The first DLC, "New Power...
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The Promised Neverland Manga Gets New 1-Shot

― This year's 43rd issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine revealed on Monday that Kaiu Shirai and Posuka Demizu will publish a special one-shot chapter for their The Promised Neverland manga in the magazine's 44th issue on October 5. The 16-page one-shot with a color page will focus on Minerva's Code. Shueisha did not confirm if the new one-shot is the same as the new chapter of the manga t...
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Let's! Haikyu!? Spinoff Gag Manga Resumes on Shonen Jump+

Retsu launched 4-panel manga in 2014, manga went on hiatus in 2018 ― This year's 43rd issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine announced on Monday that Retsu's Let's! Haikyu!? gag spinoff manga of Haruichi Furudate's Haikyu!! manga will resume "for a little while." The manga will again serialize on the Shonen Jump+ app and website. New chapters will release at midnight on Saturdays. Retsu laun...
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Show By Rock!! Stars!! TV Anime's Teaser Reveals Composers, January Premiere

Yasuharu Takanashi (Team-MAX), Funta7, and Akiya Suzuki (Team-MAX) score music ― The "Show By Rock!! 3969 Festival 2020~ 6(Rock)-Hour ♪ All-Rocker Roundup" event debuted a teaser promotional video for the Show By Rock!! Stars!! television anime series on Sunday. The video announces that the series will premiere in January, and confirms that Yasuharu Takanashi (Team-MAX), Funta7, and Akiya Suzuki (Tea...

Capcom Confirms Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness Netflix CG Mini-Series

CG mini-series featuring Leon, Claire slated for next year ― Capcom confirmed during its Tokyo Game Show Online 2020 live stream on Sunday that it is producing the Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness CG mini-series. Netflix Portugal briefly posted a trailer for the project. It is slated to debut on Netflix next year. The mini-series will center on Resident Evil 2 game protagonists Leon Kennedy and Clair...
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Twittering Birds Never Fly Original Anime Disc Slated for March 21

― The official Twitter account for the anime franchise based on Kou Yoneda's Twittering Birds Never Fly (Saezuru Tori wa Habatakanai) manga revealed on Friday that the original anime DVD (OAD) that will ship with the seventh volume will ship on March 1, 2021. The staff of the film trilogy are also producing the OAD, titled Don't Stay Gold. The anime is based on a short story Yoneda wrote about Kagey...
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Dragon Quest: Dai no Daibōken Tamashii no Kizuna Smartphone Game's 2nd Trailer Streamed

iOS/Andrioid game launches next year ― Square Enix began streaming a second promotional video on Sunday for the Dragon Quest: Dai no Daibōken Tamashii no Kizuna smartphone game. The video previews the characters and highlights the battle and other game systems such as the multiplayer system. Square Enix will release the smartphone role-playing game for iOS and Android devices in 2021. Up to three peo...
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Scarlet Nexus Game Reveals 2nd Protagonist, New Trailer

New game by former developers of Tales of series launches on PS5/4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PC ― Bandai Namco Entertainment revealed a new trailer on Sunday for its Scarlet Nexus role-playing game during a TGS 2020 livestream. The stream also revealed that aside from the first protagonist Yuito Sumeragi, the game will have a second protagonist, Kasane Randall. The game will launch on PlayStation 5...
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Violet Evergarden Novel Author Writes Story Scenarios for Sword Art Online: Alicization Lycoris Game Updates (Updated)

Game to get 4 free updates about Sinon, Tiese, Selka, Silica; 1 paid update ― Bandai Namco Entertainment revealed on Sunday during a TGS 2020 livestream that it will release four free updates and a paid DLC update titled "Myosotis" for its Sword Art Online: Alicization Lycoris game. Violet Evergarden novel author Kana Akatsuki is writing the scenarios for one of the free updates and for the paid upda...
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Grisaia: Chronos Rebellion Smartphone Game Launches This Fall

App also gets manga adaptation starting in November ― Frontwing revealed on Sunday that it will release the Grisaia: Chronos Rebellion smartphone game this fall. The "beautiful girl national defense RPG" was previously slated for release in 2019. The game will be free to play with in-app purchases. Pre-registration is available now. Yoshino Nanjō preforms the opening theme song "Shinsekai" (New World...
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Koei Tecmo Reveals Dynasty Warriors 9 Empires Game, Dynasty Warriors Smartphone Game

Dynasty Warriors 9 Empires releases in early 2021 for PS5/4, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, Switch, Steam ― Koei Tecmo Games announced during a TGS 2020 livestream for its Dynasty Warriors (Sangoku Musou) game series that it will release a Shin Sangoku Musou smartphone game for iOS and Android. A closed beta test for the game limited to 5,000 players will take place on October 8-12. Those interested can ...
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Panzer Dragoon: Remake Game Launches for PS4 on September 28

New trailer also streamed ― The official Twitter account for Panzer Dragoon: Remake ⁠— Sega and Polish game developer/publisher Forever Entertainment's remake of Sega's Panzer Dragoon game — revealed on Saturday that the game will launch for the PlayStation 4 on September 28. The game had launched on Steam and GOG on September 26. The game will be available for Xbox "a little bit later." The game lau...
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Kunimitsu Joins Tekken 7 Game as Part of 4th Season Pass

Character and new stage launch this fall ― Bandai Namco Entertainment America began streaming a "Season 4 Pass" launch trailer on Saturday for its Tekken 7 game. The video reveals that Kunimitsu is joining the game as part of the new season pass. The new season pass will include battle balance updates, new moves for all characters, Tekken Prowess, and online play enhancements. Kunimitsu and the Vermi...
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Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends & the Secret Fairy Game Also Gets PS5 Release

Game also releases for PS4, Switch, Steam this winter ― Koei Tecmo Games revealed on Saturday that Gust's Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends & the Secret Fairy game will launch simultaneously on the PlayStation 5 on December 3, alongside the PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch release. The game will then launch on PC via Steam on January 21. Koei Tecmo America is streaming a new trailer for the game with sub...
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Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity Switch Game's New Trailer Previews Gameplay

Koei Tecmo's Dynasty Warriors-style game launches on November 20 ― Nintendo began streaming a second trailer on Saturday for Koei Tecmo Games' Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity Nintendo Switch game. The game reveals the in-game item "Lucky Ladle" as a digital pre-order bonus, and the in-game item "Training Sword" for those who have save data from The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. English Japane...

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Netflix Streams Transformers: War for Cybertron Trilogy - Earthrise Season's Teaser

Polygon Pictures' 2nd of 3 CG seasons based on Hasbro's Transformers: War for Cybertron toys ― The Transformers Entertainment panel during Hasbro PulseCon 2020 debuted a teaser trailer for Transformers: War for Cybertron Trilogy - Earthrise, the second season in the CG-animated Transformers: War for Cybertron Trilogy series. Netflix streamed the teaser shortly thereafter: Netflix describes the story:...
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Netflix Portugal Briefly Listed Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness CG Project (Updated)

The official Twitter account for Netflix Portugal posted a teaser trailer for Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness, a CG project slated for next year. However, the account deleted the post shortly thereafter. The characters Leon Scott Kennedy and Claire Redfield both appeared in the teaser. Capcom's Resident Evil (Biohazard) survival horror game franchise already inspired three previous CG films: 2008...
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Gundam Inspires Pocked-Sized AI Voice Translators

Pocketalk S device gets Amuro, Char editions which can translate between 55 languages ― Sourcenext's Pocketalk devices can translate between dozens of languages with the power of artificial intelligence. Translation tech like this may be the way of the future, so it may be no surprise to see the Gundam franchise embrace it. The Pocketalk S series is releasing two new types of devices, each inspired b...
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Fiancee of the Wizard GN 1

She had been a twenty-nine-year-old woman walking home when she was hit by a car – that was the last thing she remembered. ― Fiancée of the Wizard is one of those series with a first volume that is largely unremarkable but has the potential to become something more. Primarily this is because so much of the manga's introductory book, which covers presumably half-to-a-third of the original light novel'...
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Macross Singer Mari Iijima Discusses Regrets Over Quitting Piano Career

"Just when I was at the point when I could have made it as a pianist with just a little more work, I made a demo tape of almost 100 songs and escaped into the world of pop music. I feel regret when I think about it now." ― Singer and voice actress Mari Iijima wrote a series of blog posts starting from last Saturday discussing her past history as a piano player in high school. She had once been very s...

My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom! Game Confirmed

2021 Otomate game centers on Catarina's encounter with pirate ― The "TV Anime My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom! Afternoon Party" event confirmed on Saturday that the anime is inspiring a game from Idea Factory's Otomate brand next year. The game's title is Otome Game no Hametsu Flag Shika Nai Akuyaku Reijō ni Tensei Shiteshimatta... ~Haran o Yobu Kaizoku~ (My Next Life as a Villa...
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Key, P.A. Works' The Day I Became a God Anime Introduces More Characters, Cast

Chiharu Shigematsu, Haruka Terui, Yu Shimamura, Kikuko Inoue, Kenichirō Matsuda, Ryoka Yuzuki, Tarusuke Shingaki join cast ― Aniplex unveiled a new key visual, more characters, and their respective cast members for The Day I Became a God (Kami-sama ni Natta Hi), the third original anime from Key, Aniplex, and P.A Works, on Saturday. The anime's second animated promotional video also debuted on YouTub...
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Re:ZERO - Starting Life in Another World: The Prophecy of the Throne Game's New Trailer Reveals January 29 Launch in N. America, February 5 in Europe

Also introduces characters voiced by Sora Amamiya, Toshiyuki Toyonaga, Aya Hirano, more ― Spike Chunsoft posted a new trailer for the Re:ZERO - Starting Life in Another World: The Prophecy of the Throne (Re:Zero Kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu - Itsuwari no Ōsen Kōho) game for the PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and PC via Steam on Saturday. The trailer reveals new characters, as well as the January 29...
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Katana Maidens: Toji no Miko - Tomoshibi Anime Unveils 2nd Video, More Staff, Song Artists, October 25 Debut

6 main cast members sing "blurry shadow" theme for two-part OVA ― The Tokyo Game Show 2020 Special Live Stream for the Toji no Miko: Kizamishi Issen no Tomoshibi (Katana Maidens – Tomoshibi) smartphone game debuted the second promotional video for the tie-in original video anime on Saturday. The video lists the premiere dates and more staff members for the two-part anime project. The program also ann...
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Konami Releases Metal Gear, Castlevania, Contra Games for PC via GOG

Releases include Metal Gear Solid, Metal Gear Solid 2: Substance, Castlevania II: Simon's Quest, Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse, Super C games ― Konami announced on Twitter on Friday that it has released its Metal Gear, Metal Gear Solid, and Metal Gear Solid 2: Substance games as well as its Konami Collector's Series: Castlevania and Contra game collection on PC via GOG. Metal Gear is first game in...
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Edens Zero Game Project Includes Both 3D Action RPG for Consoles, Mobile RPG

Konami develops game based on Hiro Mashima's manga ― Konami announced during a stream for Hiro Mashima's Edens Zero manga franchise on Saturday that the video game adaptation of the manga will be two games: a 3D action RPG for consoles, and a separate top-down action RPG for mobile devices. The manga is also inspiring a television anime series that will premiere in April 2021. Kodansha Comics publish...

J.C. Staff Produces Edens Zero TV Anime for April 2021 Debut

Fairy Tail director Shinji Ishihara returns as chief director for new anime ― A TGS 2020 livestream for Hiro Mashima's Edens Zero manga franchise revealed the main staff and April 2021 premiere on Saturday for the television anime adaptation of the manga. The anime will air on NTV and its affiliates. Shinji Ishihara (Fairy Tail, Log Horizon) will be the chief director of the anime at JC Staff. Yūshi ...
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Adachi and Shimamura Anime's 2 Character Promo Videos Streamed

Anime premieres on October 8 ― TBS Animation began streaming a character video on Saturday for the television anime of Hitoma Iruma's Adachi and Shimamura (Adachi to Shimamura) yuri novel series. The video highlights Shimamura. A previous video on Friday previewed Adachi. The anime will premiere on October 8 on TBS, and October 9 on BS11. The anime stars: Akari Kitō as Adachi Miku Itō as Shimamura Ma...
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Square Enix Releases SaGa Collection Game Bundle for Switch on December 15

Collection features 3 Final Fantasy Legend games in Japanese, English ― Square Enix began streaming a trailer on Saturday for its SaGa Collection game collection to reveal that the game will launch on the Nintendo Switch on December 15. Square Enix is also streaming an English trailer revealing the English title of the collection as Collection of SaGa Final Fantasy Legend. The English version will al...
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Shadowverse: Champion's Battle Switch Game's 2nd Trailer Streamed

Cygames launches new game on November 5 ― Cygames began streaming the second trailer on Saturday for Shadowverse: Champion's Battle, the Nintendo Switch game of Cygames' Shadowverse online collectible card game. The game will launch on November 5 in Japan. The first copies of the "card battle RPG" will include the Premium Rare Card Dark Dragoon Forte. The original collectible card game launched for i...
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Ni no Kuni: Cross World Game's English-Subtitled 'Teaser Tour' Video Streamed

Netmarble's smartphone game launches later this year ― Level 5 revealed a 47-minute English-subtitled "teaser tour" video on Saturday for Ni no Kuni: Cross Worlds, Netmarble's smartphone game based on Level 5's Ni no Kuni game series. The game is slated to launch later this year. The story's main character is a beta tester for "Project N," a virtual reality game developed by "Ichi no Kuni's" Mirai Co...
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Megaton Musashi Game's TGS 2020 Trailer Streamed

New multimedia project to include game, anime, toys ― Level 5 began streaming a TGS 2020 trailer on Saturday for the game in its Megaton-kyū Musashi multimedia project. Level 5 is also streaming three videos previewing the game's event scenes, customizing mode, and battles. The game will launch for PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, iOS, and Android. The game now features different cast than what Level-...
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fault - milestone two side: below Game's Long Promo Video Streamed

Also: fault - milestone two side: above game to get Switch release in December ― Phoenixx Games began streaming a long promotional video on Friday for Alice in Dissonance's fault - milestone two side: below "cinematic adventure novel" game. The game will release on PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and Steam. The Steam version will release in spring 2021, but Phoenixx Games has not yet revealed a relea...
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Level-5's Megaton Musashi Robot TV Anime to Premiere Next Summer

Project also includes Switch/PS4/smartphone RPG, Bandai toys ― Level-5 announced during its Tokyo Game Show 2020 Special Meeting event on Saturday that the Megaton Musashi television anime will premiere next summer. The story takes place after 90 percent of humanity wiped out due to an invasion. Survivors live in a shelter where their lives are monitored, and memories of the invasion erased. Three te...
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Fire Force Anime Season 2 Previews Haijima Arc, Kana-Boon Song in Video

Pelican Fanclub to perform new ending theme ― The official website for the anime of Atsushi Ohkubo's Fire Force (En En no Shōbōtai) manga posted a promotional video and new visual on Saturday. Both the visual and the video preview the show's upcoming "Haijima Industries Arc." Kana-Boon will perform the new opening theme song "Torch of Liberty," and Pelican Fanclub will perform the ending theme song "...
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Psikyo Shooting Collection Game Bundle to Get PS5 Release

Collection to include Strikers 1945, Gunbird, Samurai Aces, more ― Happinet announced during its TGS 2020 livestream on Saturday that Psikyo is developing a new Psikyo Shooting Collection game collection for the PlayStation 5. The collection will include games such as Strikers 1945, Strikers 1945 II, Strikers 1999, Gunbird, Gunbird 2, Gunbarich, Samurai Aces Episode I, Samurai Aces Episode II: Tengai...
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Sega Announces Virtua Fighter x eSports Project

Trailer streamed for 3D fighting game series' eSports project that commemorates Sega's 60th anniversary ― Sega announced on Friday the "Virtua Fighter x eSports Project," a project that will "restart" the Virtua Fighter 3D fighting game series with an eSports-focused title. The project will commemorate Sega's 60th anniversary. Sega will announce more details at a later date. The company began streami...
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Captain Tsubasa Smartphone AR Soccer Game Launches in Europe on September 30, Asia/Oceania on October 15

― Developer miraire announced on Friday that the Captain Tsubasa franchise's Tsubasa+ smartphone augmented reality game will launch in Spain, France, Italy, Belgium, Germany, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom on September 30. The game will then launch in Japan, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand, Australia, Portugal, and Switzerland on October 15. The ...
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R-Type Final 2 Game Delayed to Spring 2021

PS4, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, Switch, PC game gets demo in 1st half of 2021 ― Game developer Granzella announced during a TGS 2020 livestream on Friday that it has delayed its R-Type Final 2 sequel game from 2020 to spring 2021. The demo version was also delayed from July 2020 to the first half of 2021. The company will launch the demo on other platforms in addition to the originally planned PC relea...

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PQube to Release Gal*Gun Returns Game for Switch, Xbox One, Steam in 2021

Inti Creates' launches in Japan on Switch, Xbox One on January 28 ― Happinet revealed during a TGS 2020 livestream event on Saturday that PQube will release Inti Creates' new Gal*Gun Returns game in English for Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, and Steam in 2021. The Switch version will have a physical and digital release, and the Xbox One and Steam versions will be digital only. PQube describes the game: A...
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Kaleidoscope of Phantasm Prison Game Delayed to December 17

Game from Ryukishi07, Itaru Hinoue was previously slated for November 2019 ― Happinet confirmed on Saturday during its TGS livestream event that Ryukishi07 (Higurashi: When They Cry series creator) and Itaru Hinoue's (Clannad character designer) new Kaleidoscope of Phantasm Prison (Gensō Rōgoku no Kaleidoscope) game for the PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, and Nintendo Switch will now launch on Decem...
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That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime Anime Season 2 to Premiere on January 5 After COVID-19 Delay

Crunchyroll, Funimation to stream new season, with English dub on Funimation ― Crunchyroll and Funimation announced on Friday that the second anime season of That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime will premiere on January 5 in Japan. Crunchyroll will stream the season in North America, Central America, South America, Europe, Africa, Oceania, and the Middle East. Funimation will stream the English-su...
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Rent-A-Girlfriend ‒ SEASON FINALE

Y'know, it's my fault, really. I'm the one who foolishly thought that with a character finally learning the central secret of the series, leading into the season finale, something would actually happen.
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Kemono Friends 3 Smartphone Game Celebrates 1st Anniversary With New Illustrations

Game launched on September 24 last year ― The Kemono Friends 3 smartphone and PC game celebrated its one-year anniversary on Thursday. To commemorate the occasion, it has opened a special website with new illustrations drawn by concept designer Mine Yoshizaki (Sgt. Frog), Kemono Friends 2 manga artist Ryū Naitō, and anime end-card illustrator Milo Kikuchi. Mine Yoshizuki Ryū Naitō Milo Kikuchi The we...
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Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma: The Fifth Plate ‒ SERIES FINALE

I understand that the story was going for a happy ending, but seeing Erina willingly ignore all of the horrors both Azami and Mana inflicted upon her just doesn't sit right with me.
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My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU Climax ‒ SERIES FINALE

Hachiman, Yukino, and Yui settle in to their "new normal" as the newly minted couple grow together.
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No Guns Life ‒ SEASON FINALE

On its character, narrative, and thematic levels, I think No Guns Life was on target and developed them all satisfactorily.
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Otona nya Koi no Shikata ga Wakaranee! Adult Romantic Comedy Anime's Videos Preview Theme Song

"On-air edition," "premium edition" premiere on October 4 ― The official website for the television anime of Tamami Katsura's Otona nya Koi no Shikata ga Wakaranee! (Adults Are Clueless About Falling in Love!) manga began streaming on Friday two promotional videos, one for the anime's "on-air edition" and one for the "premium edition." The videos preview the voice cast as well as the theme song "Yoru...
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New Chitose Airport International Film Festival Releases Trailer Produced by Pop-Team Epic's AC-bu

The official trailer for the 7th New Chitose Airport International Animation Film Festival has been released. Animator duo AC-bu produced the trailer, basing it off of a poster visual for the festival illustrated by Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken!'s creator Sumito Ōwara. For comparison's sake, below are the poster and trailer respectively: AC-bu further commented on the inspiration behind the traile...
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Amazon Reveals Luna Cloud Gaming Service

Company also unveils Luna Controller, Luna+ subscription ― Amazon announced its new cloud-based gaming service Luna on Thursday. The service launched early access by invitation on Thursday in the mainland United States for PC, Mac, Fire TV, and web apps for iPhone and iPad. The company also began streaming an announcement trailer for the service. Amazon's announcement page features box art for games...
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The Millionaire Detective - Balance: UNLIMITED ‒ Episode 11

This week's episode contains a twist you'll never see coming...rare for a mystery series!
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Kyōto's Minami-za Theater Collaborates With Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba for Exhibition

The Demon Slayer cast gets a whole new look! ― A collaborative kabuki exhibition starring characters from Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba will be held at Kyōto's Minami-za theater, one of the oldest kabuki theaters in Japan, from November 6 to 23. This exhibition is an extension of the "Kimetsu no Yaiba X Kabuki-za Theater Teahouse" exhibition, which was originally scheduled to be held at Tokyo's Kabu...
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The Twelve Kingdoms ‒ Episodes 31-33

It's hard to say yet how that rebel faction will play out for Youko's story. While she originally came to Wa province to learn about the people of her kingdom, she's also learning far more about the reality of her so-called political allies.
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Appare-Ranman! ‒ SERIES FINALE

We've finally made it to the finish line. There were more road bumps and potholes in the way than expected – both in the show and real life – but Appare-Ranman! has at last waved the checkered flag.
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The Promised Neverland Anime Cast Narrates Live-Action Film's Teaser

Minami Hamabe, Jyo Kairi, Rihito Itagaki star in December 18 film ― The official website for the live-action film of Kaiu Shirai and Posuka Demizu's The Promised Neverland manga began streaming the "anime collaboration" version of the film's first teaser video on Friday. The video features narration by the anime's main cast. The film will open on December 18. 19-year-old actress Minami Hamabe (live-a...
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Rent-A-Girlfriend Anime Gets 2nd Season

1st season's 12th/final episode aired on Saturday ― The final episode of the television anime of Reiji Miyajima's Rent-A-Girlfriend (Kanojo, Okarishimasu) manga announced on Saturday that the series is getting a second season. The anime premiered on the Animeism programming block on July 10 and aired for 12 episodes. Crunchyroll is streaming the anime worldwide except in Asia. Crunchyroll describes t...
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Main Cells at Work! Manga Gets 1st New Chapter in 2 Years

Series gets new Hataraku Saibō WHITE spinoff ― The November issue of Kodansha's Monthly Shonen Sirius magazine announced on Saturday that Akane Shimizu's Cells at Work! (Hataraku Saibō) will get a new chapter in the next issue on October 26. The chapter will be the series' first in about two years. The issue also announced that the manga is inspiring a new spinoff series titled Hataraku Saibō WHITE (...
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Pompo: The Cinéphile Anime Film Delayed to Spring 2021

Adaptation of Shogo Sugitani's manga was previously set for 2020 ― The official website for the anime film of Shogo Sugitani's Pompo: The Cinéphile (Eiga Daisuki Pompo-san) manga announced on Saturday that the film is delayed to spring 2021 due to "various circumstances." The film was previously slated to open this year. Takayuki Hirao (The Garden of Sinners movie 5, God Eater) is directing the film ...

Uzaki-chan Wants to Hang Out! Anime Gets 2nd Season

12th/final episode of 1st season premiered on Friday ― The final episode of the television anime of Take's Uzaki-chan Wants to Hang Out! (Uzaki-chan wa Asobitai!) manga revealed on Friday that the anime is getting a second season. Take also provided an illustration for the announcement. The anime premiered in Japan on July 10, and aired for 12 episodes. Funimation is streaming the anime as it airs in...
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Capcom States it is 'Looking Into' Offering Resident Evil Village on PS4, Xbox One

Producer Tsuyoshi Kanda: Cannot make any promises ― Producer Tsuyoshi Kanda reported during Tokyo Game Show 2020 Online's Capcom Special Program on Friday that the Resident Evil Village staff is "looking into" releasing the game on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One consoles. Kanda cautioned that he cannot make any promises, and noted that development is currently ongoing for the previously announced Pla...
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Spice & Wolf VR 2 Anime to Support PS VR, PC, Switch, Oculus Rift/Go

Anime "probably" supports Valve Index, Windows Mixed Reality ― Game developer Spicy Tails revealed on Friday that Spice & Wolf VR 2, its sequel to the virtual reality anime based on Isuna Hasekura's Spice & Wolf novels, will be compatible with PlayStation VR, PC via Steam, Nintendo Switch, Oculus Rift, and Oculus Go. The release will not be compatible with Oculus Quest 1 or Oculus Quest 2. Spicy Tail...
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Natalie Site Briefly Lists My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom! Game

2021 Otomate game centers on Catarina's encounter with pirate ― The Comic Natalie website posted an article on Friday to report on a game adaptation of the television anime of Satoru Yamaguchi and Nami Hidaka's My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom! (Otome Game no Hametsu Flag Shika Nai Akuyaku Reijō ni Tensei Shiteshimatta...) light novels, but removed the article shortly thereafter....
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The World Ends With You Anime Reveals More Cast, New Visual

Kenjiro Tsuda, Satomi Arai, more join cast for series premiering in 2021 ― The official website for The World Ends with You the Animation (Subarashiki Kono Sekai The Animation), the anime adaptation of Square Enix's The World Ends with You (Subarashiki Kono Sekai) action role-playing game, revealed more cast and a new visual for the anime on Friday. The new cast includes: Kenjiro Tsuda as Sanae Hanek...
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Yatogame-chan Kansatsu Nikki Anime's 3rd Season Confirmed for 2021

2nd season of anime centering on high school students in Nagoya debuted in January ― The Anime! Anime! news website reported on Friday that the third television anime season of Masaki Ando's Yatogame-chan Kansatsu Nikki (Yatogame-chan Observation Diary) four-panel manga will premiere in 2021. The new Yatogame-chan Kansatsu Nikki 3 Satsume season will have the same main staff and cast as the previous ...
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Boys Be... Artist Hiroyuki Tamakoshi Launches New Manga

Manga centers on useless office worker, perfect wife ― The 2,726th issue of Nihonbungeisha's Manga Goraku magazine (issue pictured at right) revealed on September 18 that Hiroyuki Tamakoshi would launch a new manga titled Gyaru YOMEeee! in the magazine's next issue, which shipped on Friday. A preview image of the manga is not yet available online. The "envious erotic" manga centers on a useless 30-ye...
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Haikyu!! To The Top Anime's New Promo Video, New Visual Revealed

Haruichi Furudate draws new visual ― The official Twitter account for the Haikyu!! anime began streaming a new promotional video on Friday for second half of Haikyu!! To The Top, the fourth season of the Haikyu!! anime. Original manga creator Haruichi Furudate also drew a new visual to commemorate the new anime. The anime will debut in the "Animeism" programming block on MBS, TBS, and BS-TBS on Octob...
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3D CG Anime 'OBSOLETE' Gets Manga

Yoshihiro Sono draws manga based on Gen Urobuchi "real robot" mecha series ― Yoshihiro Sono (Tokyo Ghoul, Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress art design, Hello World manga) is drawing a manga adaptation of YouTube and Bandai Namco Arts' 3D CG anime OBSOLETE in Kadokawa's Comic Newtype web comic site. The prologue chapter debuted on Friday, with a new chapter on October 23. The first six episodes of the ser...
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Go! Go! 5 Jiden Game Neptune re★Verse Game's 1st Promo Video Reveals December 17 Debut

New version of Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth 1 Plus with upgrades will be franchise's 1st title for PS5 ― Compile Heart began streaming the first promotional video on Friday for Go! Go! 5 Jiden Game Neptune re★Verse, its first Neptunia franchise game for the PlayStation 5. The video introduces the characters and cast, and reveals that the game will launch on December 17. The game is a new edition ...
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D.N.Angel Manga Has Only 'A Few Chapters' Left

Complete Edition of manga volumes will begin in January 2021 ― Manga creator Yukiru Sugisaki revealed in the November issue of Kadokawa's Monthly Asuka magazine on Thursday that they will end the D.N.Angel manga in "a few chapters." In addition, the previously announced "Complete Edition" of the manga will begin releasing at two volumes a month for five months beginning in January next year and until...
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MoCa News Site Briefly Lists 3rd Season for Yatogame-chan Kansatsu Nikki Anime

― The MoCa News website posted an article to report on a third television anime season based on Masaki Ando's Yatogame-chan Kansatsu Nikki (Yatogame-chan Observation Diary) four-panel manga on Friday, but removed the article shortly thereafter. The article is still cached on the Bing search service. According to the removed article, the new Yatogame-chan Kansatsu Nikki 3 Satsume season will have the...
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Japan's Video Game Rankings, September 14-20

Super Mario 3D All-Stars debuts at #1 ― Japan's Game Ranking: September 14-20 Rank System Title Publisher Release Date Weekly Copies Total Copies 1NSwSuper Mario 3D All-Stars Nintendo September 18 210,136 210,136 2NSwRing Fit Adventure Nintendo October 18, 2019 48,826 1,576,270 3NSwAnimal Crossing: New Horizons Nintendo March 20 32,097 5,724,253 4PS4eFootball Pro Evolution Soccer 2021 Season Update K...

Crunchyroll Adds Eiken Anime to Catalog

Media Blasters recently released 2-episode OVA in July ― Crunchyroll added the Eiken original video anime (OVA) on Thursday. Crunchyroll has both episodes available with both English subtitles and an English dub. Media Blasters most recently licensed the anime, and released it on Blu-ray Disc and DVD with an English dub on July 14. Media Blasters descries Eiken: Densuke just enrolled at the exclusive...
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Dragon Quest: Dai no Daibōken Xross Blade Arcade Game Debuts on October 22 (Updated)

Game based on Riku Sanjō, Kôji Inada manga also inspiring new manga on October 1 ― 4Gamer reported on Thursday that the Dragon Quest: Dai no Daibōken Xross Blade ("Xross" is pronounced "cross") arcade card game will debut in Japan in late October. Yoshikazu Amami will launch a manga based on the arcade game in the November issue of Shueisha's Saikyō Jump magazine on October 1. The game is based on Ri...
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Nioh 2 Game's 'Darkness in the Capital' DLC Launches on October 15

DLC adds story, enemy types, items, weapons ― Tom Lee, the creative director of KOEI Tecmo Games' Team Ninja development team, announced in a post on the official U.S. PlayStation blog on Thursday that the "Darkness in the Capital" DLC for Nioh 2 will be available on October 15. The new DLC will add stories and more types of enemies and bosses, new skills, armor sets, and a new weapon type. The game ...
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R-Type Final 2 Game Gets Xbox Series X Release

Game also slated for PS4, Xbox One, Switch, PC this year ― Game developer Granzella announced during the Tokyo Game Show Showcase live stream on Thursday that it will release its R-Type Final 2 sequel game on the Xbox Series X (at the 51:06 mark in the video below). Granzella launched the first crowdfunding campaign for the game in June 2019 and reached its 45 million yen (US$416,267) goal after two ...
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Bushiroad Reveals New Road59 Mixed Media Project About Yakuza

Underworld urban fantasy centers on 4 yakuza groups vying for control in Tokyo ward ― Bushiroad announced in its live stream on Friday that it is developing a new mixed-media project titled Road59: Shin Jidai Ninkyō Tokku (Road59: The Special Ward for a New Era of Chivalry). The project is themed around yakuza, and is the company's fourth major mixed-media project after BanG Dream! (band theme), Revu...

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Star Blazers: Space Battleship Yamato 2199, 2202 Anime Series Get Compilation Film in January

120-minute film with commentary from main writer Harutoshi Fukui, new animation shots ― The official website for the Uchū Senkan Yamato 2205: Aratanaru Tabidachi (Space Battleship Yamato 2205: A New Journey) sequel project announced on Friday that both the Star Blazers: Space Battleship Yamato 2199 and Star Blazers: Space Battleship Yamato 2202 anime projects will have a single compilation film title...
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My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU Climax Anime Gets Game by MAGES.

Previous 2 anime seasons inspired 2013, 2016 PS Vita games with OVAs ― Wataru Watari, the author of the My Youth Romantic Comedy Is Wrong, As I Expected (Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Come wa Machigatteiru.) light novel series, announced on his Twitter account on Friday that My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU Climax (Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Come wa Machigatteiru. Kan), the third season of the light novels...
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Hyperdimension Neptunia Anime Compilation, OVA Launch on Steam

2 compilation anime debuted streaming in Japan in May; Summer Vacation OVA debuted in July 2019 ― Idea Factory International announced on Thursday that it has launched the two compilation anime for the Hyperdimension Neptunia anime, as well as the Summer Vacation original video anime (OVA) on Steam on Thursday. The release includes a new translation, as well as English and Chinese (Traditional and Si...
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Sentai Filmworks Licenses Is the order a rabbit? BLOOM Anime

Franchise's 3rd season premieres on October 10 ― Sentai Filmworks announced on Thursday that it has licensed Is the Order a Rabbit? BLOOM (Gochūmon wa Usagi Desu ka? BLOOM), the third anime season in the franchise, for digital release in fall 2020 and home video in North America, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Latin America, South Africa, the Netherlands, Scandinavian countries,...
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Samurai Shodown Game Gets Release for Xbox Series X/S

Microsoft's new consoles ship on November 10 ― Microsoft's presentation at the Tokyo Game Show 2020 Online event announced on Thursday that SNK's Samurai Shodown (Samurai Spirits) game will get a release for Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S. Microsoft's Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S consoles will both ship on November 10. Samurai Shodown launched for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in Japan and the West ...

RetroCrush Adds Allison & Lillia, Requiem from the Darkness Anime, Saint Seiya Films

Also: The Galaxy Railways: A Letter from the Abandoned Planet OVA, Fatal Fury, Ringing Bell films ― Digital Media Rights revealed on Monday that it has licensed 11 new anime titles for its RetroCrush streaming service. The company also announced the release dates for the anime titles that will stream on its RetroCrush streaming service in October. The titles will launch on consecutive Fridays in Octo...
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Funimation to Stream English Dub for Golden Kamuy Anime's 3rd Season

― Funimation announced on Thursday that it will stream the third season of the anime adaptation of Satoru Noda's Golden Kamuy manga with an English dub as part of the fall 2020 anime season. Crunchyroll is also streaming the anime's third season. The third season will premiere on October 5 on Tokyo MX, YTV, Sapporo TV, and BS11. The anime will also also stream on Fuji on Demand. The new anime will f...
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Crunchyroll to Stream Iwa-Kakeru! -Sport Climbing Girls-, 'With a Dog AND a Cat, Every Day is Fun' Anime

Also: 3rd seasons of Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?, Golden Kamuy anime ― Crunchyroll announced on Thursday that it will stream the Iwa-Kakeru! -Sport Climbing Girls-, With a Dog AND a Cat, Every Day is Fun, Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? III anime, and the third season of the Golden Kamuy anime, as part of the fall 2020 anime season. Crunchyroll will stream the ...
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Crunchyroll Shares Process of Creating English Anime Logos

Did you know that there's actually quite a lot of work and creativity involved in creating English versions of Japanese anime logos? ― Did you know that there's actually quite a lot of work and creativity involved in creating English versions of Japanese anime logos? A recent video posted on Crunchyroll's YouTube account delves deep into the process by interviewing several logo designers: Designers m...
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Granblue Fantasy Anime Shorts' 3rd Promo Video Streamed

Adaptation of Grand Blues! spinoff manga premieres on October 8 ― The Granblue Fantasy franchise's official YouTube channel began streaming the third promotional video for the anime adaptation of the four-panel gag comedy manga Grand Blues! (Guraburu!) on Thursday. The channel began streaming the anime's second promotional video on September 17. The anime shorts will premiere on October 8. Kenshirō M...
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Deca-Dence ‒ SERIES FINALE

It's ultimately the only place the series can land: that our own agency and the force with which we apply it is the only control we can exert in a world otherwise entirely orchestrated by the whims of those directing it for profit.
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Voice Actor Natsuki Hanae Samples the PlayStation 5 Ahead of Release

NIJISANJI VTuber talents Kai Mayuzumi, Lulu Suzuhara also sample PS5 for YouTube Gaming Week on October 4 ― Popular anime voice actor Natsuki Hanae, who also runs a gaming YouTube channel, will be among the first gaming personalities to sample the PlayStation 5 ahead of its November 12 release in Japan. The PlayStation Blog announced on Wednesday that Natsuki Hanae is among the 12 Japanese YouTube pe...
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Zoids Wild Anime's 2nd Half Launches on Netflix U.S. on October 1

1st half streamed on Netflix on August 14 ― Crunchyroll reported on Thursday that the second half of the Zoids Wild anime will debut on Netflix in the United States on October 1. The stream will include episodes 26 to 50 of the first Zoids Wild anime. Netflix began streaming the first season of the Zoids Wild anime in English on August 14 in the U.S. Netflix describes the story: A quest for freedom a...
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Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World- ‒ Episode 12

This was the episode where Echidna finally reveals her true colors, and after being on the fence for so long, Subaru makes a firm choice about how he regards her.

Variety: Sega's Yakuza Game Franchise Gets Live-Action Film

1212 Entertainment/Wild Sheep Content develop film with producers Erik Barmack, Roberto Grande, Joshua Long ― Entertainment news source Variety reported on Thursday that Sega is developing a live-action film adaptation of its Yakuza (Ryū ga Gotoku) game franchise in collaboration with 1212 Entertainment and Wild Sheep Content. Erik Barmack, Roberto Grande, and Joshua Long are producing the film, and ...
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NieR:Automata Gets New Stage Play With All-Female Cast in December

Staff return for Butai Shōjo YoRHa Ver1.1a play in Tokyo ― Square Enix announced during the Tokyo Game Show 2020 Online event on Thursday that the NieR:Automata game is inspiring a new stage play titled Butai Shōjo YoRHa Ver1.1a that will run at Tokyo Tatemono Brillia HALL from December 3 to 6. The play's story will be based on the first play but include new arrangements. The play will feature an all...
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NieR Re[in]carnation Smartphone Game Reveals Trailer, Western Release

Square Enix announces N. American, European launch for franchise's 1st iOS/Android game ― Square Enix revealed a trailer for NieR Re[in]carnation, the first a smartphone game in the NieR video game franchise, during the Tokyo Game Show 2020 Online event on Thursday. The company also announced that the game will get a release in North America and Europe. The role-playing game for iOS and Android devic...
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NieR Replicant Action RPG's Remaster Launches on April 22

Trailer previews Toylogic's upgraded version of 2010 game ― Square Enix announced during the Tokyo Game Show 2020 Online event on Thursday that NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139..., the remastered version of Cavia and Square Enix's NieR Replicant game, will launch for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC via Steam on April 22. The PC version will launch outside Japan on April 24. Square Enix also revea...
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Scarlet Nexus Game's Music Video Streamed

Video features The Oral Cigarettes' song "Dream in Drive" ― The digital Tokyo Game Show event revealed a special music video for Bandai Namco Studios' Scarlet Nexus role-playing game on Thursday. The video features The Oral Cigarettes' song "Dream in Drive," which shipped on the band's Suck My World album on April 29. The game will launch on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, an...
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Happinet Releases Brigandine: The Legend of Runersia Game for PS4 on December 10 Worldwide

Game gets "major updates" based on player feedback "close" to launch ― Happinet announced on Thursday that it will release the Brigandine: The Legend of Runersia game physically and digitally worldwide for the PlayStation 4 on December 10. The company confirmed that the game will be playable on the PlayStation 5. Happinet also began streaming a trailer for the announcement. Happinet will release "maj...
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BEM: Become Human Film's Promo Video Recaps BEM Anime Series

Kiyoshi Kobayashi, voice of Bem in 1968 Yōkai Ningen Bem anime, to narrate film ― The staff of Gekijо̄ban BEM~BECOME HUMAN, the upcoming anime film based on the rebooted BEM anime series, began streaming a promotional video on Wednesday that recaps the anime series. The video begins with narration by Kiyoshi Kobayashi, the voice actor of Bem in the original 1968 Yōkai Ningen Bem anime. Kobayashi will...
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Nekopara Vol. 4 Game's Promo Videos Reveal December Debut for PS4, Switch

Steam release will include English subtitles ― CFK began streaming two promotional videos on Thursday to announce that Neko Works' Nekopara Vol. 4: Neko to Patisserie no Noel game will launch for the PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch in December. Neko Works had previously announced on September 10 that the game will launch on November 27, with a simultaneous launch on Steam. The Steam listing states ...
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Dragon Quest XI S Game Reveals TGS Trailer, 6 Million Copies Shipped

Game will also release on Epic Games Store on December 4 alongside PS4, Xbox One, Steam, Microsoft Store ― Square Enix began streaming the TGS 2020 trailer on Thursday for its Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age - Definitive Edition game. The official Twitter account for the game also revealed on Thursday that the game has a shipped 6 million copies worldwide, including digital sales. Square ...
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Live-Action Seiho Boys' High School! Series Adds 4 More Cast Members

Hiyori Sakurada, Mizuki Kayashima both play "Erika" characters in series premiering on October 7 ― TV Tokyo's official website for the live-action series adaptation of Kaneyoshi Izumi's Seiho Boys' High School! (Men's Kō) manga revealed four more cast members on Thursday. The new cast includes, from left to right in image above: Hiyori Sakurada as Erika Harushima, a mysterious girl who has an effect ...
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Mega Man X Series' Smartphone Game Slated for Japan This Fall

Rockman X DiVE side-scrolling game features "what-if" story ― Capcom revealed on Wednesday that Rock Man X DiVE, a smartphone game based on the company's Mega Man X game series, will debut in Japan this fall for iOS and Android devices. The game already debuted in Taiwan and other Asian countries this past March. The game will feature characters from the Mega Man X series, in a "what-if" scenario for...
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New Monster Strike 'Interactive Anime' Hareruya: Unmei no Sentaku Announced for September 28

Viewers will be able to choose anime's ending ― XFLAG announced on Thursday that a new anime in the Monster Strike franchise titled Hareruya: Unmei no Sentaku (Hareruya: Fated Choice) will stream online on September 28 at 7:00 p.m. JST on YouTube, Twitter Live, and Abema TV. The anime will be the franchise's first "interactive anime": viewers will be able choose between two options to decide how the ...
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D3 Publisher to Release Abyss of the Sacrifice Game on Nintendo Switch, Steam in English

Enhanced ports of PSP game launches on December 17 ― D3 Publisher revealed on Thursday that it will release the Abyss of the Sacrifice (Misshitsu no Sacrifice) game on the Nintendo Switch and PC (via Steam) on December 17. The game will have Japanese audio and text in Japanese, English, Simplified Chinese, and Traditional Chinese. The game originally launched on the PlayStation Portable in Japan in F...
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Shonen Jump Magazine to Publish Demon Slayer Spinoff Manga in October

2-chapter manga about Kyōjurō Rengoku runs on October 12, 17 ― Shueisha announced on Thursday that Ryōji Hirano will publish the previously announced short spinoff manga of Koyoharu Gotouge's Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba manga in this year's 45th and 46th issues of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine on October 12 and 17. The spinoff is titled Kimetsu no Yaiba: Rengoku Gaiden, and it will center...
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Aleste Collection PS4/Switch Game Compilation Bundles 5th Game Gear Micro Color Variant (Updated)

Compilation with Aleste, GG Aleste, GG Aleste II, Power Strike II games launches on December 24 ― M2 revealed last Wednesday that it will release a four-game compilation titled Aleste Collection for PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch on December 24, and the compilation's limited edition bundle will include a new white Game Gear Micro, a miniature version of Sega's classic handheld Game Gear system. Th...
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Assault Lily Bouquet Anime's Video Previews Theme Songs

BanG Dream!'s RAISE A SUILEN performs opening theme, Hikaru Akao performs ending theme ― The official YouTube channel for the Assault Lily mixed-media franchise began streaming a promotional video for the Assault Lily Bouquet television anime on Thursday. The video previews the anime's opening theme song "Sacred world" by RAISE A SUILEN, as well as the ending theme song "Edel Lilie" by Hikaru Akao as...
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Rock Band saji Performs Kimi wa Kanata Anime Film's Theme Song

Anime film opens in Japan on November 27 ― The official website for Toho's Kimi wa Kanata (You Are Beyond) theatrical anime film revealed on Thursday that rock band saji will perform the anime's theme song. This is the first time the band will perform a theme song for an anime film, and saji vocalist Takumi Yoshida is composing the song specifically for the film. The film will open in Japan on Novemb...
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'Our Last Crusade or the Rise of a New World' Anime's Videos Highlight 2 Protagonists

Yūsuke Kobayashi, Sora Amamiya play protagonists in October 7 anime ― The official website for the television anime of Kei Sazane and Ao Nekonabe's Our Last Crusade or the Rise of a New World (Kimi to Boku no Saigo no Senjō, Arui wa Sekai ga Hajimaru Seisen) light novel series began streaming two new promotional videos on Thursday for the story's two protagonists. The first video below highlights Isk...
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Akira Volume 1 Is 1st Kodansha Manga to Get 100th Printing

Iconic sci-fi manga shipped 36 years ago ― Kodansha announced on Thursday that it is issuing the 100th printing of Katsuhiro Otomo's first Akira manga volume on Friday. It is the first manga volume in Kodansha's history to reach this milestone. The volume shipped 36 years ago in 1984, and Otomo thanked readers for their support throughout the years. The science-fiction action manga is set in Neo-Toky...
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Love Live! Sunshine!! Releases Wacky Music Video for Ruby Kurosawa's 1st Solo Album

Onkun Suko produces video with art style reminiscent of Pop Team Epic ― The Love Live! official YouTube channel has released a special music video for the Love Live! Sunshine!! song "Cotton Candy Ei-Ei-Oh!", which was released on Monday. The video, which is created by artist Onkun Suko, features a quirky visual style reminiscent of some of the crazier segments of the Pop Team Epic anime. The visuals ...
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Nintendo Confirms, Releases Kirby Fighters 2 Game for Switch

Fighting game available exclusively on Nintendo eShop ― Nintendo announced and released the new Kirby Fighters 2 fighting game on the Nintendo Switch eShop on Wednesday. The game is available in Japan and the West. One of Nintendo's websites had been listing the game since at least Tuesday. Nintendo describes the game: Choose from a cast of Kirby's most iconic copy abilities—including the brand-new W...
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2nd Touken Ranbu Musical's New Version Canceled Due to COVID-19

Musical was scheduled to run in Tokyo, Fukuoka, Kyoto in September-November ― The official website for the Touken Ranbu musicals announced on Wednesday that the staff of the updated version of the franchise's second musical, Touken Ranbu - Bakumatsu Tenrōden, have decided to cancel the musical's run in order to maximize safety for all theatergoers in light of the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19). T...
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1st Princess Principal Sequel Film Opens on February 11 After COVID-19 Delay

1st Crown Handler film delayed from April 21 ― The official website for the Princess Principal: Crown Handler sequel films announced on Thursday that the first film in the series will open in Japan on February 11, 2021. The film was originally slated to open on April 21 earlier this year, but the films' production committee delayed the film's release, citing the government policies to contain the spr...
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Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Will Be 8th Jump Manga to Top 100 Million in Circulation

After KochiKame, Dragon Ball, JoJo's Bizarre Adventure, Slam Dunk, One Piece, Naruto, Bleach ― Shueisha confirmed on Thursday that when the 22nd compiled book volume of Koyoharu Gotouge's Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba manga ships on October 2, the manga will have 100 million copies in circulation (including digital copies). It will be the eighth manga title from Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazin...

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Laid-Back Camp TV Anime's 2nd Season Unveils New Visual

― The official Twitter account for the second season of the television anime of Afro's Yurucamp (Yurukyan△, Laid-Back Camp Δ) manga unveiled a new image visual that director Yoshiaki Kyougoku personally laid out for the second season on Thursday. The visual shows Nadeshiko alongside her friend Ayano in middle school on a summer day, before Nadeshiko moved to Yamanashi at the start of the first seaso...
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Violet Evergarden: The Movie Debuts at #2

Crayon Shin-chan film at #3, Doraemon at #6 ― Kyoto Animation's Violet Evergarden: The Movie anime film sold 175,000 tickets and earned 252 million yen (about US$2.39 million) on Saturday and Sunday to rank at #2 in its opening weekend. As of Tuesday, the film has sold 390,000 tickets to earn 559 million yen (about US$5.31 million), and has a per-screen average of 1.64 million yen (about US$15,600). ...

Attack on Titan The Final Season Anime Premieres on December 7 (Updated)

Funimation, Crunchyroll to stream anime in English ― NHK is listing in its "Changes in Domestic Programs in the Second Half of 2020" document that the Attack on Titan The Final Season anime will premiere on Monday, December 7 at 12:10 a.m. (Sunday, December 6 at 10:10 a.m. EST). Funimation confirmed it will start streaming the anime on December 7, and revealed a new key visual. A special preview vide...
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Cross Infinite World Licenses Reset! The Imprisoned Princess Dreams of Another Chance! Light Novel Series

Kei Misawa, poporucha's series launches digitally on January 14 ― Cross Infinite World announced on Monday that it has licensed writer Kei Misawa and illustrator poporucha's Reset! The Imprisoned Princess Dreams of Another Chance! (Torawareta Ōjo wa Futatabi, Shiawase na Yume wo Miru) light novel series. The light novel's first volume is currently available for pre-order, and it will launch worldwide...
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BanG Dream! FILM LIVE 2nd Stage, Episode of Roselia I: Yakusoku Anime Films Reveal Promo Videos

Both films open in 2021 ― The official websites for the BanG Dream! FILM LIVE 2nd Stage anime film and BanG Dream! Episode of Roselia anime films revealed on Sunday a promotional video and visual each for the BanG Dream! FILM LIVE 2nd Stage and BanG Dream! Episode of Roselia I: Yakusoku (Promise) films. BanG Dream! FILM LIVE 2nd Stage BanG Dream! Episode of Roselia I: Yakusoku BanG Dream! FILM LIVE 2...

Funimation Adds Inuyasha TV Anime, 4 Films to Catalog

1st 54 episodes of 1st series, 4 films debut subbed/dubbed on September 29 ― Funimation announced on Wednesday that it will begin streaming the first 54 episodes of the Inuyasha anime and the series' four anime films Inuyasha the Movie: Affections Touching Across Time, Inuyasha the Movie 2: The Castle Beyond the Looking Glass, Inuyasha the Movie 3: Swords of an Honorable Ruler, and Inuyasha the Movie...
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Cardcaptor Sakura X Magic Knight Rayearth Lottery Announced For CLAMP's 30th Anniversary

― Ichiban Coffret recently announced a collaboration lottery campaign between Cardcaptor Sakura and Magic Knight Rayearth to commemorate the 30th anniversary of manga creator group CLAMP. A visual of the campaign has been released, which depicts Sakura Kinomoto and Hikaru Shido, the protagonists of their respective series, applying make-up on each other in a beautiful field of white cosmos flowers. ...
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North American Anime, Manga Releases, September 20-26

Wasteful Days of High School Girls, Jungle de Ikou! anime; If Witch, Then Which?, Last Round Arthurs manga ship ― Anime Releases Title Publisher Suggested Retail Price Date Dr. Stone Season 1 Part 1 BD/DVDPlease Funimation US$64.98 September 22 Fairy Gone Season 1 Part 2 BDCite Funimation US$64.98 September 22 Hanebado! Essentials BDAnimeNewsNetwork Funimation US$29.98 September 22 Hinamatsuri Essent...
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Our Dreams At Dusk's Yuhki Kamatani Launches New Manga in October

Hiraeth wa Tabiji no Hate manga begins with immortal man, god meeting girl who wants to die ― The November issue of Kodansha's Morning Two magazine revealed on Wednesday that Yuhki Kamatani will launch a new manga titled Hiraeth wa Tabiji no Hate (Hiraeth Lies at the End of the Journey) in the magazine's next issue on October 22. The magazine teased that the manga will be an "introspective story" tha...
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Draw Two Sips of Your Favorite Beverage with Yu-Gi-Oh!'s Pot of Greed, Pot of Avarice Cups

The Pot of Greed spell card from the Yu-Gi-Oh! trading card game comes with a simple three-word description explaining its use: "draw 2 cards". As such, it has gained a certain degree of notoriety among both duelists and fans of the franchise for two reasons: first, it is forbidden in most official tournaments for having no drawbacks to its use and second, the characters in the anime series often ...
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You Got Me, Sempai! Manga Ends in October

Kodansha Comics publishes manga digitally in English ― The November issue of Kodansha's Dessert magazine revealed on Thursday that Azusa Mase's You Got Me, Sempai! (Mairimashita, Senpai) manga will end in the magazine's next issue on October 24. The manga's ninth volume previously revealed in June that the series will enter its climax in the 10th volume in December. Kodansha Comics is publishing the ...
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The Promised Neverland Artist Draws Illustration for Fashion Magazine Cover

8 manga artists also draw latest fashion for 'Power of Manga' feature ― Posuka Demizu, who handled the artwork for The Promised Neverland manga, drew the cover illustration for the November issue of the women's fashion magazine Spur. The image, which depicts a woman wearing a colorful dress as she stands upon broken glass, represents the theme of "Reaching a new world after smashing the glass ceiling...
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Fruits Basket ‒ SEASON FINALE

The good news: Fruits Basket Season 3 will be here in 2021! The bad news: that means we have to sit with Kureno's shocking cliffhanger for at least a couple of months.

Inuyasha Spinoff Anime Yashahime to Stream on Crunchyroll, Funimation, Hulu

Sub premieres on October 3 with dub "shortly after" ― Viz Media announced on Wednesday that it will begin streaming the Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon (Hanyō no Yashahime) anime spinoff of Rumiko Takahashi's Inuyasha series on Crunchyroll, Funimation, and Hulu on October 3, the same day as the Japanese premiere. The simulcast will be available in North and Latin American territories with English subt...
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'Cherry Magic! Thirty Years of Virginity Can Make You a Wizard?!' Live-Action Show Reveals More Cast

Kōdai Asaka, Yūtarō, Takuya Kusakawa, Ryō Satō, Suzunosuke join cast ― TV Tokyo revealed more cast, a poster visual, and the theme songs for the live-action series of Yuu Toyota's Cherry Magic! Thirty Years of Virginity Can Make You a Wizard?! (30-sai Dōtei da to Mahō Tsukai ni Nareru Rashii) manga on Wednesday. The new cast members are:(Note: some character name romanizations are not confirmed.) (to...

Beastars Manga Ends in 3 Chapters, Anime Casts Yuuki Kaji

Yuuki Kaji to play Pina in anime's 2nd season ― This year's 43rd issue of Akita Shoten's Weekly Shonen Champion magazine revealed on Thursday that Paru Itagaki's BEASTARS manga will end in three chapters. If there is no break, the manga will end in October. Itagaki posted an illustration on Twitter for the announcement. The magazine also revealed that Yuuki Kaji (Attack on Titan's Eren, My Hero Acade...
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D4DJ First Mix Project Reveals 8 More Cast Members

Crunchyroll, HIDIVE, YouTube, more also stream October anime series ― The official Twitter account for Bushiroad's D4DJ multimedia project announced eight more cast members on Wednesday. The new characters are all backup members for the franchise's six DJ units. The new cast members are: (top row, left to right) Nana Mizuki as Airi Amano Raychell as Shano Himegami Toru Furuya as Ryūjin Kofune Naoto T...
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Log Horizon Anime's 3rd Season Premieres on January 13

― NHK announced on Wednesday that Log Horizon: Entaku Hōkai (Log Horizon: Fall of the Round Table), the third season of the television anime based on author Mamare Touno and illustrator Kazuhiro Hara's Log Horizon novel series, will premiere on E-Tele (NHK Educational) on January 13 at 7:25 p.m. The broadcaster also began streaming the series' first promotional video. The series was delayed from Oct...
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Noblesse Anime Casts DA-5 Special Forces Unit

Jun Kasama, Katsumi Fukuhara, Hiroki Yamada join fall anime of dark fantasy manhwa ― The official website for the Crunchyroll Original anime of Jeho Son and Kwangsu Lee's Noblesse manhwa revealed the members of Union's special-forces unit DA-5 and their respective voice cast members on Wednesday: Jun Kasama as Kranz, the leader of DA-5 Katsumi Fukuhara as Shark, a bellicose, arrogant DA-5 member Hiro...
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Dogeza de Tanondemita Sexual Comedy Anime's Video Reveals More Staff, Theme Song, October 14 Debut

Yui Ogura, Saika Kitamori, Akane Kaida, Tomokazu Sugita sing theme as their characters ― The website for the short anime of Kazuki Funatsu's Dogeza de Tanondemita (I Tried Asking While Kowtowing) sexual comedy manga posted a promotional video and a new key visual on Wednesday. The video presented more staff members, the theme song, and the October 14 premiere of the anime: The newly announced staff m...
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Funimation Streams D4DJ First Mix Anime, Which Debuts in Japan on October 30

Bushiroad's D4DJ project also includes rhythm game app debuting on October 25 ― Funimation announced on Wednesday that it will stream D4DJ First Mix, the television anime for Bushiroad's D4DJ multimedia project. as part of its Fall 2020 streaming lineup. The project's official Twitter account also revealed on Wednesday that the anime will premiere in Japan on Tokyo MX, BS NTV, and other channels on O...
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Violet Evergarden: The Movie Anime Earns 559 Milion Yen in 1st 5 Days

Film opened last Friday, sold 390,000 tickets as of Tuesday ― Kyoto Animation's Violet Evergarden: The Movie anime film has sold 390,000 tickets to earn 559 million yen (about US$5.31 million) after five days in the box office as of Tuesday. (Monday and Tuesday were holidays in Japan.) The film earned 76.4% more than the first three days of last year's Violet Evergarden I: Eternity and the Auto Memor...
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Death Come True Game's PS4 Version Delayed

The official Twitter account for the Death Come True game announced on Wednesday that the game's PlayStation 4 version is delayed to an as-yet undecided date, after "an issue flagged up requiring a fix after passing the SIE QA test." The game was previously slated to ship for PS4 on October 15. Early editions of the physical version will include a Blu-ray Disc with bonus footage. The game launched...
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Nintendo Site Lists 'Kirby Fighters 2' Game for Switch

Nintendo's website is listing a "Kirby Fighters 2" game for its Switch system. The listing has the price of US$19.99, but does not reveal a release date. (The listing can be seen by heading to the Nintendo website's Game Finder and clicking "Nintendo Switch systems" under the "Which system do they play on?" drop-down menu. The site describes the game: Choose from a cast of Kirby's most iconic copy...
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Dokapon UP! Mugen no Roulette Game Posts Video With Utawarerumono Characters

Utawarerumono-themed Dokapon PS4/Switch game ships December 10 in Japan ― Aquaplus began streaming a promotional video for Sting's Dokapon UP! Mugen no Roulette game on Tuesday. The game is a new entry in the Dokapon game franchise, with characters from Aquaplus' Utawarerumono franchise. The game will ship in Japan on December 10 for the PlayStation 4 and Switch. The Dokapon series is a hybrid RPG an...

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3rd Fate/stay night: Heaven's Feel Film Earns 1.7 Billion Yen for Trilogy's Highest Box Office

Film has sold 1.06 million tickets since August 15 opening ― The official website for the Fate/stay night: Heaven's Feel film trilogy announced on Tuesday that the third film, Fate/stay night: Heaven's Feel III. spring song, has sold 1,061,415 tickets for a total of 1,719,689,300 yen (about US$16.3 million) as of that day. It is now the highest-grossing film in the trilogy. The site also revealed tha...
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U.S. Representative Ilhan Omar Gets Her Gundam (Fanart)

Congresswoman Omar shares picture of herself with Gundam ― Ilhan Omar, the U.S. Representative for Minnesota's 5th congressional district, posted a picture by artist Benjamin Sawyer (@sketchsawyer on Twitter), depicting her with a Gundam. The picture was shared on Representative Omar's Twitter account on Tuesday. (@IlhanMN)September 22 Sawyer's picture and Omar's post are the results of an earlier Tw...
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Rent-A-Girlfriend ‒ Episode 11

I anticipated learning more about just why Mami is the way she is, and I'm still kind of hoping that happens now that the show's remembered she exists.
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Fruits Basket ‒ Episode 49

This week on Fruits Basket, Yuki got a chance to show off the emotional intelligence he's picked up from Tohru in two different scenarios that would have both previously left him flummoxed.
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HIDIVE Adds Moribito: Guardian of the Spirit Anime to Catalog

Anime begins streaming subbed/dubbed on September 29 ― HIDIVE announced on Tuesday that it will begin streaming the Moribito - Guardian of the Spirit (Seirei no Moribito) television anime series on September 29 at 1:00 p.m. EDT in Japanese with English subtitles and with an English dub. The anime will stream in the U.S., Canada, the U.K., Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Latin America, Scandinavian c...
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Azur Lane: Crosswave Game's Switch Version Heads West in 2021

Opening movie streamed for game launching in Japan on September 17 ― Idea Factory International announced on Tuesday that it will release Felistella and Compile Heart's Azur Lane: Crosswave game for Nintendo Switch in the West in 2021. Idea Factory International began streaming the game's opening movie. The Switch version will add previous DLC Taihou and Formidable as playable characters, three suppo...
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The God of High School ‒ Episode 12

No amount of flashy spectacle can save this calamity of a story from itself at this point, and believe me, the show tries its best.
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Digimon Adventure: ‒ Episode 16

So then this week's episode theoretically deals with the kids ending up somewhere very familiar to them which ironically leaves us as viewers in that sweet, sweet uncharted territory.
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Monster Girl Doctor ‒ Episode 11

This was a pretty good episode overall. In some ways it was not as engaging emotionally as things have been with, say, Sapphentite or Tisalia, but it was an interesting attempt to try and give Arahnia a bit more depth.
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One Piece ‒ Episode 942

Seeing Sanji and Zoro back together again and arguing like old times feels great, and it's a reminder of how much these times of separation for the crew really impact the viewer.

Funimation to Stream Attack on Titan The Final Season Anime With Subtitles, Dub (Update)

Subbed version debuts in U.S., Canada, U.K., Ireland simultaneously with Japan ― Funimation announced on Tuesday that it will stream the Attack on Titan The Final Season anime with English subtitles and an English dub. The English-subtitled version will be available in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, and Ireland on the same day it premieres in Japan. The series will also stream in Brazil a...
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Lupin III THE FIRST CG Anime Film's Teaser Video Previews Dub

Tony Oliver, Richard Epcar, Lex Lang, Michelle Ruff, star in dub ― GKIDS began streaming English-dubbed and -subtitled versions of a teaser video on Tuesday for Lupin III THE FIRST, the first 3D CG feature-length anime film in Monkey Punch's Lupin III franchise. The film's English dub cast includes: Tony Oliver as Lupin III Richard Epcar as Daisuke Jigen Lex Lang as Goemon Ishikawa Michelle Ruff as F...

Uma Musume Pretty Derby TV Anime Gets 2nd Season in 2021

― The official live-streamed Poka Live TV Vol. 1 program for Cygames' Uma Musume Pretty Derby franchise announced on Tuesday that the second season of the main Uma Musume Pretty Derby television anime will air in 2021. The program introduced a teaser promotional video and visual (featuring the characters Tōkai Teiō and Mejiro McQueen) for Uma Musume Pretty Derby Season 2: The first season will rerun...
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MAPPA's Taiso Samurai TV Anime Reveals More Cast, Video, Visual

Atsuko Tanaka, Kotono Mitsuishi, Kappei Yamaguchi, Hiroyuki Yoshino, more join cast ― The official website for Taiso Samurai (Taisō-Zamurai or Gymnastics Samurai), the new original sports television anime from the studio MAPPA (Yuri!!! on Ice, Zombie Land Saga), revealed more cast members, the main promotional video, and a new key visual on Tuesday. 2020 年 10 月10 日(土)放送開始のTVアニメ「体操ザムライ」の本PVが公開されました!ぜひ...
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Physical PS4, Xbox One Release for Katamari Damacy Reroll Game Listed for N. America

Both releases slated for November 20 ― Amazon is listing a physical release by Bandai Namco Entertainment for Katamari Damacy Reroll (Katamari Damacy Encore in Japan), an HD version of its Katamari Damacy game, for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in North America. Both versions are slated for November 20. Bandai Namco Entertainment will release the game for PS4 and Xbox One in Japan on November 20. The ga...
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Ni no Kuni: Cross Worlds Smartphone MMORPG's Animated Teaser Posted

Smartphone game debuts later this year ― The official YouTube channel for Ni no Kuni: Cross Worlds, Netmarble's smartphone game based on Level 5's Ni no Kuni game series, began streaming a teaser trailer for the game on Tuesday. The game teases the game's "two worlds." The game is slated to launch later this year. The story's main character is a beta tester for "Project N," a virtual reality game dev...

New Wixoss TV Anime Unveils Teaser, Title, Cast, Staff, Story, January Delay

Saya Fukuzumi, Haruka Shiraishi, Shizuku Hoshinoya star in anime about virtual Diva Battles ― Takara Tomy opened a website for the new television anime for its Wixoss franchise on Tuesday. The website posted a teaser promotional video that reveals the anime's title as Wixoss Diva(A)Live (pronounced "wi-cross diva alive"), and also reveals the cast, staff, story with a new world setting, and January 2...

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Boruto: Naruto Next Generations ‒ Episode 166

Team 7 faces off against a duo of next-level foes in an action-heavy Boruto: Naruto Next Generations.
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One Piece Pirate Warriors 4 Game's Video Previews DLC Character Urouge

Game's "Character Pack 2" DLC including X Drake, Killer, Urouge launches this fall ― Bandai Namco Entertainment's official YouTube channel began streaming a preview video on Friday for the One Piece Pirate Warriors 4 game for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC via Steam. The video features the game's sixth DLC character Urouge. The game's "Character Pack 1" DLC launched on July 21 w...
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The Misfit of Demon King Academy ‒ Episode 12

There's no sugarcoating it: this, the penultimate episode of The Misfit of Demon King Academy is by far the weakest episode of the series—which is odd when you consider how strong it starts.
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Looking for Magical Doremi Film Reveals 2nd Visual

― Toei revealed the second visual on Tuesday for Looking for Magical Doremi (Majo Minarai o Sagashite), the brand-new anime film commemorating the 20th anniversary of the Ojamajo Doremi magical girl anime franchise. The film will open on November 13 after a COVID-19 delay. Toei and Toei Animation announced in March that they were postponing the May 15 opening of the movie due to production issues, a...
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Sword Art Online: Alicization War of Underworld Part 2 ‒ Episode 11

And so, with this episode, the story of Sword Art Online comes to its original conclusion.

Funimation Confirms Azur Lane Anime's Uncut BD Release With TV-14 Rating

Company comments on "inaccurate information" regarding release ― Funimation confirmed with ANN on Monday that its Blu-ray Disc release of the Azur Lane anime will have a TV-14 rating and be uncensored. The company provided the following statement: "We're aware that inaccurate information on the upcoming Blu-ray release of AZUR LANE is causing confusion with fans and consumers. To clarify, Funimation ...
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HIDIVE to Stream 'Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?' Anime's 3rd Season

Series begins streaming on October 2 ― HIDIVE announced on Monday that it will begin streaming Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? III, the third anime season based on Fujino Ōmori and Suzuhito Yasuda's light novel series on October 2 at 12:30 p.m. EDT in the U.S., Canada, the U.K., Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Latin America, the Netherlands, Turkey, the Middle East, a...
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Uzaki-chan Wants to Hang Out! ‒ Episode 11

This week's episode of Uzaki-chan is titled “Does Sakurai Want to Hang Out, Too?”, but it's a question that hardly needs asking at this point.
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Funimation Adds Record of Grancrest War, God Eater, Oreshura Anime

Also: Nanana's Buried Treasure, World Conquest Zvezda Plot ― Funimation announced on Monday that it will add the following anime from Aniplex of America to its streaming service on Tuesday: Record of Grancrest War God Eater Oreshura Nanana's Buried Treasure World Conquest Zvezda Plot The Record of Grancrest War and God Eater anime will stream in Japanese with English subtitles and with an English dub...
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Studio Ghibli Releases Film Screenshot Gallery for Free Personal Use

400 images from 8 films represented, including Spirited Away, The Wind Rises, The Tale of Princess Kaguya ― Studio Ghibli released an extensive gallery of screenshots from various films on its website on Friday. The notice included a personal signed message by co-founder Toshio Suzuki stating that the public is free to use the images for personal use "within the bounds of common sense." 400 images fr...
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Fire Force ‒ Episode 36

For all of this second season's improvements to Fire Force's writing and direction, it is still an adaptation of a supremely goofy and proudly formulaic shonen battle manga.
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Get a Sneak Peak of the Life-Sized Moving Gundam Statue on Twitter

Official debut of 18-meter-tall statue is delayed to later this year due to COVID-19 ― A Gundam fan on Twitter has posted a video sneak peek of the life-sized moving Gundam statue during a test run, revealing that it is capable of simple actions like sitting, taking steps, and crouching. 実物大ガンダムを動かすプロジェクト「ガンダム GLOBAL CHALLENGE」《動作の構成》・キャットウォークを開放・2歩踏み出し・しゃがみ込んで立膝の姿勢になり・立ち上がる複数回行われ、それぞれ微妙に撮影位置を変えたモノをひ...
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A Certain Scientific Railgun T ‒ Episode 24

The element of the episode which made me happiest, however, was seeing the Scavengers come back into play.

Fruits Basket Anime Gets 'Final' Season in 2021

2nd season concluded on Tuesday ― The 25th and final episode of the Fruits Basket 2nd Season anime announced on Tuesday that a new season titled Fruits Basket the Final will premiere in 2021. The season will air on TV Tokyo, TV Aichi, and TV Osaka. The Fruits Basket 2nd Season anime premiered in Japan on April 6, and continued on into the summer season. Funimation is streaming the English dub of the ...
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Level-5 Announces Further Delays for Inazuma Eleven: Great Road of Heroes Game

Company prioritizes development of Yo-kai Academy Y ― Level-5 president Akihiro Hino revealed on Twitter on Sunday that the company is prioritizing the development of Yo-kai Academy Y over Inazuma Eleven: Eiyū-tachi no Great Road (Inazuma Eleven: The Great Road of Heroes) due to business concerns, and that the latter game may experience further launch delays. Level-5 announced on April 1 that Inazuma...
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Voice Actor Natsuki Hanae Announces Birth of Twin Daughters

Voice actor Natsuki Hanae, who is best known for playing Tanjiro in Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, announced the birth of his twin daughters on Twitter on Sunday. The full translation of his tweet reads: "My twin daughters were born the other day. Both mother and children are healthy. With the approval of the doctor, I was able to interact with them just on that day. I am thankful to both the gir...
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Hanma Baki - Son of Ogre Manga Gets Anime as 3rd Baki Series on Netflix

― The studio TMS announced on Tuesday that Keisuke Itagaki's Hanma Baki - Son of Ogre manga is inspiring an anime series on Netflix. It will be the third Baki series on Netflix, and a sequel to the recent Baki: Dai Raitaisai-hen series. The story once again follows the underground brawler Baki Hanma as he challenges his own father, the seemingly invincible Yūjirō "Ogre" Hanma who is known as the "st...
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L'Arc-en-Ciel's HYDE Produces Noblesse Anime's Opening Theme Song

― The official website for the Crunchyroll Original anime of Jeho Son and Kwangsu Lee's Noblesse manhwa revealed last Friday that L'Arc-en-Ciel vocalist and bandleader Hyde is producing Kim Jae-joong's opening theme song "BREAKING DAWN" for the anime. The anime will premiere on Tokyo MX at 24:00 on October 7 (effectively October 8 at 12:00 a.m.) and on BS11 at 25:30 (effectively October 8 at 1:30 a....
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Laid-Back Camp TV Anime's 2nd Season Teaser Video Streamed

New season premieres in January 2021 ― The official website for the second season of the television anime of Afro's Yurucamp (Yurukyan△, Laid-Back Camp Δ) manga began streaming a teaser video for the new season on Tuesday. The second season will premiere in January 2021. Tomoyo Kurosawa (Sound! Euphonium's Kumiko, Land of the Lustrous' Phos, O Maidens in Your Savage Season's Hongō) is joining the sec...
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Akihiro Itou's Wilderness Manga Resumes in 2021

Manga launched in 2000, went on hiatus after Itou lost use of right hand ― The October issue of Shogakukan's Monthly Sunday GX magazine revealed last Friday that Akihiro Itou will resume the Wilderness manga next year. The manga will rerun its chapters thus far in the magazine's digital edition until the manga resumes serialization. The manga's story begins with six men starting a bank heist somewher...
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A Whisker Away Film Gets Limited Theatrical Run After COVID-19 Delay

― The official Twitter account for Studio Colorido's second feature-length anime film A Whisker Away (Nakitai Watashi wa Neko o Kaburu or Wanting to Cry, I Pretend to Be a Cat) announced last Friday that the film will have limited theatrical screenings at Aeon Cinema Tokoname in Aichi on October 2, Denmachiza Kyoto in Kyoto on October 9, and Tollywood Shimokitazawa in Tokyo on October 31. The film w...
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Horimiya TV Anime's 1st Promo Video Streamed

Cloverworks series starring Haruka Tomatsu, Kouki Uchiyama premieres in January ― The official website for the television anime of Daisuke Hagiwara's Horimiya manga began streaming the first promotional video on Monday. \ #ホリミヤ 第一弾PV(堀&宮村ver.)解禁!/#堀京子: #戸松遥#宮村伊澄: #内山昂輝原作:#HERO #萩原ダイスケ監督:#石浜真史制作:#CloverWorkshttps://t.co/ito9VUYoLKTVアニメ「ホリミヤ」2021年1月放送決定!お楽しみに!🏫公式サイト🏫https://t.co/zMy5ae8cuO pic.twitter....
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Soredake ga Neck Workplace TV Anime Unveils Main Cast

Stage veterans star in Noboru Iguchi's original story about convenience store workers ― The official website for the new original television anime series Soredake ga Neck announced the main cast on Monday. Many of the cast members are veterans of stage productions, including those based on anime, manga, and games. Yūki Kimisawa as "Mutō (?)," the mysterious protagonist whose face always seems to be o...
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New Haruhi Suzumiya Novel Volume's Cover Art Previewed

― The official Twitter account for the Haruhi Suzumiya franchise unveiled the cover art for The Intuition of Haruhi Suzumiya (Suzumiya Haruhi no Chokkan), the first new installment in author Nagaru Tanigawa and illustrator Noizi Ito's novel series in 9.5 years, on Friday. Series illustrator Noizi Ito returned to draw the cover. The Intuition of Haruhi Suzumiya will ship in Japan on November 25, and ...
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Live-Action Way of the Househusband Show Casts Naoto Takenaka, Izumi Inamori

Takenaka plays yakuza boss Kikujirō, Inamori plays his wife Hibari ― The official website for the live-action series of Kousuke Oono's The Way of the Househusband (Gokushufudō) manga announced on Sunday that Naoto Takenaka and Izumi Inamori will join the series' cast as Tenjakukai yakuza boss Kikujirō Eguchi (first image below) and Kikujirō's wife Hibari Eguchi (second image), respectively. As previo...
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Actor Yousuke Saitou Passes Away at 69 Due to Cancer

Debuted in 1979, played Toto in The Cat Returns, Chief Uramura in live-action Rurouni Kenshin ― Actor Yousuke Saitou passed away on Saturday, September 19 due to pharyngeal cancer. He was 69. His health had taken a turn for the worse after dinner on September 19, so he was taken to a hospital where he passed away. His family will hold a private funeral. Saitou was born in Nagoya City and made his act...

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JAM Project Group Gets Documentary Film in 2021

Film follows band through 15 months beginning from 2019 anniversary concert ― Lantis announced on Saturday that the band JAM Project is headlining a 20th anniversary documentary film that will open in theaters throughout Japan in 2021. Lantis is streaming a teaser trailer for that teases a "never-before-seen JAM Project." The documentary follows the band for 15 months beginning from its anniversary c...
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Nap on Mash's Shield With Fate/Grand Order Wrist Cushion

Fate/Grand Order's Shielder demi-Servant is looking out for you even when you're drowsy. Fate/Grand Order's Shielder demi-Servant is looking out for you even when you're drowsy. The latest Fate/Grand Order Absolute Demonic Front: Babylonia merchandise is a polyester cushion shaped like Mash's shield, which can be strapped to your wrist. It's ideal for resting your head on when you're napping. The i...
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Ohayocon Event to be Held Digitally on January 22-24

Digital event E-hayocon to be hosted on Ohayocon Public Discord Server ― Ohayocon announced on its official website on Friday that Ohayocon 21 will be a digital event named E-hayocon and will take place on January 22-24. The event can be accessed for free on the Ohayocon Public Discord Server. The event has been postponed from January 15-17 and will feature special guests as well as a sales platform ...
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Star Fruit Books Licenses Keshi Kuraibe's Vasilisa! The Wise Princess and Other Classic Folktales Manga

Company also licenses Yoko Miyako's 36-page 1-shot manga "Look Into My Eyes" ― Manga publisher Star Fruit Books announced on Saturday as part of the "#smallpubmanga" indie manga licensing event that it has licensed Keshi Kuraibe's Vasilisa! The Wise Princess and Other Classic Folktales manga and Yoko Miyako's 36-page one-shot manga "Look Into My Eyes." Star Fruit Books describes Vasilisa! The Wise Pr...
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Glacier Bay Books Announces En chan, Glaeolia 2 Licenses

Company released 1st volume of Glaeolia collection in May ― The America-based online bookstore Glacier Bay Books announced on Saturday as part of the "#smallpubmanga" indie manga licensing event that it has licensed Ayumu Arisaka's En chan manga and will release the second compiled volume of the Glaeolia collection of indie manga. Glacier Bay Books describes En Chan as a manga that "combines modern a...
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TONIKAWA: Over The Moon For You TV Anime's New English-Subtitled Trailer Streamed

Series premieres on October 2 ― The official website for TONIKAWA: Over The Moon For You, the television anime of Kenjirō Hata's Fly Me to the Moon (Tonikaku Kawaii) manga, began streaming the show's new promotional video on Sunday. Crunchyroll is also streaming the same video with English subtitles, but the video is not available in Asia. English-subtitled version The anime will premiere on the Toky...

SIE CEO Jim Ryan Confirms PS5 Will Not Be Backward Compatible With PS1-3 Titles

Also: Sony apologizes for rollout of PS5 pre-orders ― Sony Interactive Entertainment CEO Jim Ryan confirmed in an interview with Famitsu on Thursday that the PlayStation 5 console will not have backward compatibility for the PlayStation 1, PlayStation 2, and PlayStation 3 console games. He had revealed in an interview with The Washington Post on Wednesday that "99 percent" of PlayStation 4 games will...

BONES, Director Hiroko Utsumi Reveal SK8 the Infinity Original Anime

"Youth skateboard race battle" anime to premiere in January 2021 ― Director Hiroko Utsumi (Banana Fish, Free! - Iwatobi Swim Club, Free! Eternal Summer) and animation studio BONES (Eureka Seven, My Hero Academia) officially revealed their new original anime project SK8 the Infinity on Sunday. Aniplex of America is streaming a promotional video for the anime. Get ready for "SK8 the Infinity", a brand ...
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NISA to Release Shōjo Jigoku no Doku Musume PS4, Switch Game Under Title Poison Control

Game launches for PS4, Switch in early 2021 ― NIS America launched a website and streamed a launch trailer on Saturday to announce the Western release of Nippon Ichi Software's Shōjo Jigoku no Doku Musume game. NISA will release the game under the title Poison Control for PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch in early 2021. The action-shooter game will feature Japanese audio with English subtitles. A lim...

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NSFW Dakimakura Covers of Uzaki-chan's Titular Mother and Daughter Now Available

Hobby Japan appears to be appealing to a broader spectrum of preferences among fans of Uzaki-chan Wants to Hang Out! with the release of suggestive dakimakura (hug pillow) covers of not just the series' protagonist, Hana Uzaki, but also her mother, Tsuki Uzaki. The illustrations on both covers are officially drawn by Manabu Kurihara, the character designer of the anime series. Another Kurihara-ill...
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Partake in the Witch's Tea Party with Re:Zero's Echidna Nendoroid

A Nendoroid figure of Echidna, the Witch of Greed from the Re:Zero franchise, will be released on March 2021. The figure comes with three face plates, including a confidently smiling face, a blushingly embarrassed face, and a cute flustered face. The figure also has exchangeable parts, such as a chair, teacup and saucer, that allow owners to recreate the famous tea party scenes in the anime. Each ...
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No Guns Life ‒ Episode 23

I can't say I expected the anime about the literal gun man to devote so much airtime to the psychological contours of its main character, but I also can't say I'm disappointed.
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Funimation Adds Magatsu Wahrheit TV Anime

Anime of KLab's smartphone RPG joins fall lineup ― Funimation announced on Saturday that it will offer Magatsu Wahrheit -Zuerst-, the television anime of KLab Games' Magatsu Wahrheit smartphone role-playing game, in its fall 2020 anime season lineup. Funimation describes the story: Based on the popular RPG game from KLab. In the Wahrheit Empire, humanity's spirit remains fragmented from a disaster in...
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Manga Toshi Tokyo Exhibit Explores the Destruction and Rebirth of Tokyo Through Anime

"Japanese manga, anime, games, and tokusatsu (SFX films) include a lot of works that depict large-scale destruction of Tokyo and new, reconstructed urban landscapes," writes Manga Toshi Tokyo exhibit curator Kaichirō Morikawa. "In actual history, Tokyo has suffered significant damage from disasters like earthquakes and each time it has been reconstructed. Also, it is known to be destined to suffer...

Sword Art Online: Progressive Light Novels Get Anime

Revised retelling of original SAO novels, following Kirito through Aincrad ― The final episode of the Sword Art Online: Alicization War of Underworld anime ended on Sunday with an announcement that an anime project of Reki Kawahara's Sword Art Online Progressive light novel series is launching. 《アリシゼーション》編の最終話放送直後に公開となった「ソードアート・オンライン プログレッシブ」アニメプロジェクト告知映像はこちら!YouTube:https://t.co/Ci62vkSWRE公式サイト:http...
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Seven Deadly Sins: Seven Days Manga Artist Yō Kokikuji Launches New Manga

Story centers on siblings who bond over cooking on Wednesdays ― The October issue of Kodansha's Shonen Magazine Edge magazine announced on Thursday that Yō Kokikuji will launch the Suiyō Kyōdai (Wednesday Siblings) manga in the next issue on October 17. The announcement includes the tagline "cooking connects the siblings." The manga's story centers on a woman whose 13-years-younger brother comes to s...
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Nikkei xTrend: [email protected] Franchise Totals Estimated 60 Billion Yen in Revenue

Series originated with arcade game in 2005 ― Japanese financial marketing website Nikkei xTrend reported on Thursday that the overall The [email protected] franchise has totaled an estimated 60 billion yen (about US$570 million) in revenue as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The series first originated with an arcade game in 2005. The franchise has spawned multiple anime, video games, manga, radio shows,...
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Jujutsu Kaisen Anime's 3rd Promo Video Previews Eve's Opening Song

12 more cast members announced earlier today for anime premiering on October 2 ― The official website for the television anime of Gege Akutami's Jujutsu Kaisen manga began streaming the anime's third promotional video on Saturday. The video, which first debuted during a streamed special earlier in the day, previews Eve's opening theme song "Kaikai Kitan." Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine reveal...
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tMnR's If I Could Reach You Manga Reaches Climax in October

Kodansha Comics began releasing manga in English in September 2019 ― The November issue of Ichijinsha's Comic Yurihime magazine revealed on Friday that tMnR's If I Could Reach You (Tatoe Todokanu Ito Da Toshitemo) manga will reach its climax in the magazine's next issue on October 17. Kodansha Comics began releasing the manga in September 2019, and released the fourth volume on March 24. The company ...
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Kanan Minami's Awa-Koi Manga Ends

Shōjo manga launched in 2016 ― Manga creator Kanan Minami posted on Twitter on Friday that she ended her Awa-Koi manga in Shogakukan's digital magazine &Flower in this year's 37th issue on September 4. Shogakukan's Sho-Comi magazine had announced in July 2018 that Minami was putting the manga on a long hiatus, and would return to her work when her condition improved. The manga then resumed in &Flower...
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Hitomi Takano's My Boy Manga Ends in October

Vertical releases manga in English ― This year's 43rd issue of Kodansha's Weekly Young Magazine revealed on Saturday that Hitomi Takano's My Boy (Watashi no Shōnen) manga will end in its next chapter. The magazine will publish the final chapter in the magazine's 48th issue on October 26. Vertical is releasing the manga in English, and it describes the series: Satoko Tawada, a 30-year-old office worke...
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Shohei Manabe, Hirokazu Fukuda's Pickup Manga Ends '1st Part'

Artist Hirokazu Fukuda works toward new serialization ― The October issue of Kodansha's Monthly Young Magazine published the final chapter on Thursday of the "first part" of Shohei Manabe and Hirokazu Fukuda's Pickup manga. The issue also stated that artist Hirokazu Fukuda is working toward a new serialization, but the issue did not confirm if that new serialization will be a continuation of Pickup. ...
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Fate/stay night: Heaven's Feel Trilogy's 3rd Film Sells 1 Million Tickets for 1.6 Billion Yen

Film reaches tickets-sold milestone 4 days earlier than previous film ― The official website for the Fate/stay night: Heaven's Feel film trilogy announced on Saturday that the third film, Fate/stay night: Heaven's Feel III. spring song, has sold 1,002,202 tickets for a total of 1,624,840,400 yen (about US$15.5 million) as of Saturday. The film has earned 10% more than the previous film in the franchi...
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Netflix's Live-Action Alice in Borderland Show's Teaser Video Reveals December 10 Premiere

Show will debut in 190 countries worldwide simultaneously ― Netflix revealed on Saturday that the live-action series adaptation of Haro Aso's Alice in Borderland (Imawa no Kuni no Alice) manga will debut on December 10 in 190 countries worldwide. Netflix also streamed a release date announcement video for the show. The series will star Kento Yamazaki (live-action Kingdom, Orange, JoJo's Bizarre Adven...

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The World Ends With You Anime Previewed in Special Video

Anime of Square Enix's action RPG launches in 2021 worldwide ― Square Enix began streaming a 90-second special video for The World Ends with You the Animation (Subarashiki Kono Sekai The Animation), the anime adaptation of Square Enix's The World Ends with You (Subarashiki Kono Sekai) action role-playing game, on Friday. The Super Animeism programming block on the 28-affiliate network of MBS and TBS ...

Deadline: Lee Isaac Chung to Direct Hollywood Remake of Makoto Shinkai's your name.

Minari director to rewrite film adaptation's script based on Emily V. Gordon's draft ― Entertainment news website Deadline reported on Friday that Lee Isaac Chung (Munyurangabo, Minari) will direct the planned live-action Hollywood adaptation of Makoto Shinkai's your name. anime film. Chung will also rewrite the film adaptation's script based off of a draft from Emily V. Gordon (The Big Sick), and no...
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My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU Climax ‒ Episode 11

While Yui has been upfront with herself and others about wanting it all, she is mature enough to know that she can't get it all—especially when it comes to Hachiman's heart.
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KuroCon's Digital September Event to Host Voice Actress Machico

"Volume 2" event also hosts Yun*chi on September 26-27 ― Kurotsuki Online Convention (KuroCon) announced on Wednesday that its "volume 2" event will host voice actress and singer Machico on September 26-27. Machico's anime roles include Hikari Kokura in Chidori RSC, Hikari Kokura in Uma Musume Pretty Derby, and Ithea-Myse-Valgulious in WorldEnd. She also voiced Tsubasa Ibuki in The [email protected] Millio...
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Original Shaman King Anime Director Comments on Anime-Original Material

'The anime-original material in the latter half wasn't something I did on my own accord; it was a request from Shueisha.' ― Seiji Mizushima, director of the original 2001 Shaman King television anime, recently commented on his involvement in the series after the new television anime released a promotional video. Although he is not involved in the new anime, he tweeted that he is looking forward to th...
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Seven Seas Licenses A Tale of the Secret Saint Light Novels, Manga

Light novel series launches in October 2021; manga launches in November 2021 ― Seven Seas announced on Friday that it has licensed the A Tale of the Secret Saint (Tensei Shita Daiseijo wa, Seijo de Aru Koto wo Hitakakusu) light novel series by Tо̄ya and Chibi and the manga of the same name by Tо̄ya, Chibi, and Mahito Aobe. Seven Seas will publish the novel series' first volume physically in October 2...
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Appare-Ranman! ‒ Episode 12

The team's together, the cars are fixed, and even Kosame is back in action despite still having a bullet hole in his guts, which means it's time for the crew to finally take down Gil!
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Crunchyroll Streams Burn the Witch Anime on October 1

English-subtitled promo video streamed ― Crunchyroll announced on Friday that it will begin streaming the theatrical anime based on Tite Kubo's Burn the Witch one-shot and serialized manga on October 1 at 8:00 p.m. EDT in North America, Central America, South America, Europe, Africa, Oceania, the Middle East, and the Commonwealth of Independent States. The company began streaming an English-subtitled...
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Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma: The Fifth Plate ‒ Episode 12

If the story sticks to its theme and means it, Soma will win for the same reason he beat Asahi – his cooking has heart and he knows what it means to care about others.
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Official Evangelion E-sports Team to Debut at Tokyo Game Show Online Event

Tokyo Game Show 2020 event will be held online from September 23-27 ― Evangelion's official website announced on Thursday that it has formed a professional e-sports team, which will debut at the Tokyo Game Show online event scheduled for September 23 to 27. According to the press release, the initiative marks the first time an anime brand has collaborated with a professional gaming team. More details...
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The Millionaire Detective - Balance: UNLIMITED ‒ Episode 10

Despite the fact that he can be either a jerk, a royal pain in the ass, or both, this episode shows that Daisuke does actually both care about and listen to Haru.
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Akira Film's 4K Remaster Gets IMAX Screenings in U.S. on September 24

Katsuhiro Otomo's anime screens with English subtitles ― IMAX announced on Friday that the 4K remaster of the Akira anime film will screen in select theaters in the United States on September 24. The screening will have Japanese with English subtitles. Both AMC Theatres and Regal Cinemas began listing a September 24 screening for the 4K remaster earlier this month. Dragon Ball Super: Broly became the...
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Jump Force Game's Trailer Previews Meruem

Character Pass 2 launches for PS4, Xbox One, PC this fall; Switch in 2021 ― Bandai Namco Entertainment America began streaming a Meruem gameplay trailer on Thursday for the Jump Force crossover fighting game. Meruem, known as the Chimera Ant King in Hunter x Hunter, will be part of the game's Character Pass 2. The pass will launch for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC via Steam this fall, and for t...
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Octopath Traveller Prequel Mobile Game Launches on October 28 in Japan

Square Enix previews RPG in trailer after delay from 2019 ― Square Enix announced on Friday that it will release Octopath Traveler Tairiku no Hasha (Octopath Traveler: Ruler of the Continent), a smartphone RPG prequel to its Octopath Traveler game, for iOS and Android devices on October 28 in Japan. The company also began streaming a trailer for the game. The game is set on the same Orsterra continen...
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Naruto to Boruto: Shinobi Striker Game's 20th DLC Character is Neji (Updated)

Character joins game as part of 3rd season pass ― This year's 42nd issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine revealed on Saturday that Neji Hyūga will be the 20th DLC character for Bandai Namco Entertainment's Naruto to Boruto: Shinobi Striker game. The character will arrive in the game "soon," and will be a part of the game's third season pass, which will include DLC characters 19-23. The game...
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One Piece Pirate Warriors 4 Game Reveals Urouge as DLC Character

Game's "Character Pack 2" DLC to also include X Drake, Killer ― This year's 42nd issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine revealed on Saturday that Bandai Namco Entertainment's One Piece Pirate Warriors 4 game for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC via Steam will add the character Urouge as the game's sixth DLC character. The game's "Character Pack 1" DLC launched on July 21 ...
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Demon Slayer Film's Theatergoers in Japan to Get Manga Volume as Bonus

"Rengoku Volume 0" manga will tell story of Rengoku's 1st mission ― This year's 42nd issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine revealed on Saturday that theatergoers in Japan who see the Demon Slayer - Kimetsu no Yaiba – The Movie: Mugen Train (Kimetsu no Yaiba: Mugen Ressha-Hen) film will receive a "Rengoku Volume 0" manga volume. The manga volumes are limited to 4.5 million copies. Original m...
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Yuuna and the Haunted Hot Springs OVA Reveals 5 More Cast Members

Honoka Inoue, Sora Amamiya, more join cast for anime shipping on December 4 ― This year's 42nd issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine revealed five more cast members on Saturday for the new OVA based on Tadahiro Miura's Yuuna and the Haunted Hot Springs (Yuragi-sō no Yūna-san) manga. The new cast includes: Honoka Inoue as Hibari Ameno Sora Amamiya as Karura Hiōgi Natsumi Fujiwara as Matora M...
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Jump Festa Event to be Held Online on December 19-20

― This year's 42nd issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine revealed on Saturday that Shueisha will hold the Jump Festa '21 event this year as an online event on December 19-20. Shueisha usually hosts the event in Tokyo each year, and the event features booths, game demos, and stage presentations for popular Shueisha franchises. The event usually reveals news about manga, anime, stage plays, ...
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Jujutsu Kaisen Anime Adds 12 Cast Members

Nobunaga Shimazaki, Takahiro Sakurai, Atsuko Tanaka, Shigeru Chiba, Marina Inoue, more join October anime ― This year's 42nd issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine revealed 12 more cast members for the television anime of Gege Akutami's Jujutsu Kaisen manga on Saturday. The new cast members include: Nobunaga Shimazaki as Mahito Takahiro Sakurai as Suguru Geto Atsuko Tanaka as Hanami Shigeru ...
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Katamari Damacy Reroll Game Gets PS4, Xbox One Release

New versions launch on November 20 ― Bandai Namco Entertainment announced on Thursday that it will release Katamari Damacy Reroll (Katamari Damacy Encore in Japan), an HD version of its Katamari Damacy game, for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on November 20. The game launched for Nintendo Switch and PC in December 2018. Bandai Namco Entertainment America describes the game: The King of All Cosmos has kno...
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Arc System Works, WayForward Develop RWBY Game

Game slated for release on multiple platforms in 2021 ― WayForward announced on Twitter on Wednesday that it is developing a video game for the RWBY franchise with Rooster Teeth and Arc System Works. The game is tentatively slated for release on multiple platforms in 2021. The game will allow players to "take control of Team RWBY — Ruby Rose, Weiss Schnee, Blake Belladonna, and Yang Xiao Long — and u...
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Exclusive: Digimon Adventure: Last Evolution Kizuna Film's Subtitled Clip Features Ken, Cody, Davis

Film gets livestream watch party on October 3 ― Toei Animation and Shout! Factory provided ANN with an exclusive English-subtitled clip featuring Ken, Cody, and Davis for the Digimon Adventure: Last Evolution Kizuna anime film on Friday. The companies will host a livestream watch party for the film on October 3 at 8:00 p.m. EDT. Justin Rojas will host the digital event which will feature English-dub ...
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Umibe no Étranger Boys-Love Anime Film Posts Long Promo Video

Film opened in Japan last Friday with new bonus, cast stage appearance in 2nd week ― The official Twitter account for the anime film of Kanna Kii's Umibe no Étranger (L'étranger du Plage or The Stranger on the Beach) manga posted a long promotional video on Thursday. Like the previous video, the new video features band MONO NO AWARE's theme song "Zokkon" (From the Bottom of My Heart), which the band ...
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New Natsume's Book of Friends Anime Film Reveals Title, Staff, Cast, Story

Teaser visual also revealed for new film featuring 2 stories ― An official website opened on Friday to confirm that the Natsume's Book of Friends anime franchise is getting a new anime film that will open in Japan in early spring 2021. The website revealed a visual, plus the returning staff and cast. The film is titled Natsume Yujin-cho: Ishi Okoshi to Ayashiki Raihōsha (Natsume's Book of Friends: Th...
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Japanese Animation TV Ranking, September 7-13

27th Crayon Shin-chan film earns 4.4% rating Eiga Crayon Shin-chan Shinkon Ryokō Hurricane, the Crayon Shin-chan series' 27th film, aired on TV Asahi on Saturday, September 12 at 6:56 p.m. and it earned a 4.4% rating. This special episode of Watashi no Kaseifu Nagisa-san, the live-action series adaptation of Furiko Yotsuhara's Kaseifu no Nagisa-san manga, aired on Tuesday, September 8 at 8:57 p.m.,...
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Japan's Video Game Rankings, September 7-13

Ring Fit Adventure takes #1 ― Japan's Game Ranking: September 7-13 Rank System Title Publisher Release Date Weekly Copies Total Copies 1NSwRing Fit Adventure Nintendo October 18, 2019 43,459 1,527,444 2NSwAnimal Crossing: New Horizons Nintendo March 20 31,558 5,692,156 3NSwMario Kart 8 Deluxe Nintendo April 28, 2017 12,280 3,157,661 4NSwMinecraft Dungeons Hero Edition Microsoft Japan September 8 11,4...
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Shōjo Manga Creator Shō Akechi Passes Away

Artist drew Shimatsunin series, Pandora, Sample Kitty manga ― Hakusensha announced on Friday that manga creator Shō Akechi passed away on August 4. The publisher did not give a cause of death. Akechi is known for drawing shōjo manga that featured sci-fi, occult, or everyday stories. Akechi's manga was featured in Hakusensha's Hana to Yume and Bessatsu Hana to Yume magazines. Akechi wrote the Shimatsu...
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One Room: Third Season Anime's Promo Video Streamed

Anime premieres on October 5 ― The official website for the One Room anime series began streaming a promotional video on Friday for the show's third season, titled One Room: Third Season. The anime will premiere on October 5, and will air on Tokyo MX and BS-NTV. New cast members include Miyu Tomita as Akira Kotokawa (seen left in image below), a younger student who is in the gardening club with the p...
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Gekidol Original TV Anime Reveals Promo Video, Cast, Staff, January 2021 Premiere

Anime will also have in-play anime project Alice in Deadly School ― The official website for the Gekidol stage play, anime, and idol project revealed on Friday that the anime in the project will premiere in January 2021. The website also revealed the main staff, cast, promotional video, and teaser visual. The Gekidol Production Committee are credited with the original work and as series composition w...
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BONES' 'Josee, The Tiger and the Fish' Anime Selected to Close Busan Int'l Film Fest

Film festival takes place on October 21-30 ― The Busan International Film Festival in South Korea announced on Thursday that it has selected BONES' anime film of Seiko Tanabe's short story Josee to Tora to Sakana-tachi (Josee, the Tiger and the Fish) as the closing film for the festival. The festival will take place on October 21 to 30. The film will open in Japan on December 25, delayed from its sch...
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Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Manga to Top 100 Million Copies in Circulation

― Amazon is previewing the cover of this year's 42nd issue of Shueisha's Young Jump magazine, which reveals that Koyoharu Gotouge's Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba manga will top 100 million copies in circulation. The magazine issue will ship on September 24, and the manga's 22nd volume will ship on October 2. As of the manga's 21st volume (which shipped on July 3), the entire franchise has sold 71.6...
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Kusogette Iuna! Short Net Anime About RPG Characters Debuts This Fall

Yuzo Yamamoto, Charaction produce anime about RPG characters who decide to change story ― Anime studio Charaction revealed on Tuesday that it is producing a short net anime adaptation of Omochisan's Kusogette Iuna! (Don't Call it a Crap-Tier Game) story that will premiere this fall. The story centers on an RPG that people call "kusoge" ("crap-tier game," referring to games with quirky or badly implem...
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Live-Action Way of the Househusband Show Casts Kenichi Takito

Takito plays former yakuza thug turned crepe stand owner Shirakawa ― The official website for the live-action series of Kousuke Oono's The Way of the Househusband (Gokushufudō) manga announced on Friday that Kenichi Takito is joining the cast as the character Torajirō Shirakawa, a former yakuza nicknamed "The Steel-Fisted Tiger" who once rivaled Tatsu's strength, but ended up doing time, and now runs...
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Live-Action Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken! Film's 2nd Trailer Shows Club's Antics

Film opens in Japan next week ― Toho began streaming the second trailer for the live-action project of Sumito Ōwara's Eizouken ni wa Te o Dasu na! (Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken!) manga on Friday. The trailer shows the Eizouken's antics as the club collaborates with the robot club to make an anime. The film will open in Japan on September 25. The film was originally scheduled to open on May 15, but TO...
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