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How Do We Relationship? Volume 1

How Do We Relationship? walks a careful balance for its entire first volume. It addresses queer issues without being preachy while staying joyful. ― In her author's notes at the end of the volume, Tamifull comments on how most romance stories end when the main couple gets together. It makes sense, if you think about it. The contentedness of two people who have realized their affection for one another...

Golden Kamuy Comes to GRAND SUMMONERS in New Crossover

GRAND SUMMONERS brings more surprises with their revival crossover with popular Shonen anime series Golden Kamuy. ― GRAND SUMMONERS brings more surprises with their revival crossover with popular Shonen anime series Golden Kamuy. Golden Kamuy Crossover Highlights Newcomers and long-time fans of GRAND SUMMONERS can get the Ultimate LUCK Attacker Toshizo Hijikata ★5 unit for FREE! Highlights include: -...
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Ascendance of a Bookworm Episodes 1-26 Streaming

Rose Bridges revisits what makes this isekai series standout: a focus on classism and a plucky heroine who just wants to read! ― One of the first things I thought upon reading this anime's premise was: "Oh geez. That sounds like my own personal hell." I love books nearly as much as Main does, so I'm not sure how I would survive in a world where I was denied them. But Main manages to do as best she ca...
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After School Dice Club

After School Dice Club offers the best of both worlds in terms of narrative and iyashikei anime. It takes the emphasis on friendship and adds just enough development and structure to keep the tension and interest. ― After the first episode, I was ready to dismiss After School Dice Club as fine, but generic, cute girls hobby anime. The kind of show that's all well and good if that's your thing, but un...
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How Do We Relationship? Volume 1

How Do We Relationship? walks a careful balance for its entire first volume. It addresses queer issues without being preachy while staying joyful. ― In her author's notes at the end of the volume, Tamifull comments on how most romance stories end when the main couple gets together. It makes sense, if you think about it. The contentedness of two people who have realized their affection for one another...
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Tadashi Sudo: Does Japanese Animation Suffer From the Galápagos Syndrome?

Animation industry journalist and analyst Tadashi Sudo wrote an article published by ITMedia on Monday regarding the problems that potentially face the Japanese anime industry in the face of globalization. The central question behind the article was "Does Japanese animation suffer from the Galápagos Syndrome?" The Galápagos Syndrome is a term of Japanese origin which refers to products created in ...
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Wolf's Rain ‒ Episodes 23-24

Thankfully, my prediction about the fruits of Cher and Blue's pairing won out, because the stuff we get with these two is the best traditional storytelling that Wolf’s Rain has done in ages.
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Tiger & Bunny ‒ SERIES FINALE

If a handbook for comic book masterminds existed, rule #1 would be: “if you intend to kill the heroes anyway, never, ever toy around with them when they are at your mercy. Just kill them expediently!"
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Pokémon the Movie: Koko's 2nd Trailer Reveals Christmas Opening, Theme Song

Rescheduled from July 10 after COVID-19 delay ― The official website for Gekijōban Pocket Monster Koko, the 23rd anime film in the Pokémon franchise, began streaming the film's second full trailer and third teaser trailer on Wednesday. The trailers announce that the film will open on December 25 in Japan, and they also feature the main theme song "Fushigi na Fushigi na Ikimono" ("Wonderful, Marvelous...
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WAVE!! Surfing Yappe!! Anime Film Trilogy's Full Trailer Previews Voices, Theme Songs

Main cast sings opening as 'Surfing Boys' & Tomoaki Maeno, Jin Ogasawara sing ending ― The official website for Love&Art's surfing-themed project WAVE!! posted the first full trailer for October's WAVE!! Surfing Yappe!! anime film trilogy on Wednesday. For the first time, the trailer previews the character voices and the theme songs. It also shows the fateful encounter between the first film's main c...
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New Dragon Quest: The Adventure of Dai Anime Unveils More Cast, Visual

Kenichi Ogata. Ai Furihata join Toei Animation's October show ― The official website for the new anime of Riku Sanjo and Kôji Inada's Dragon Quest: The Adventure of Dai (Dragon Quest: Dai no Daibōken) manga unveiled more cast members and a new key visual on Wednesday. The newly announced cast members are: Kenichi Ogata as Brass Ai Furihata as Gome-chan In the story, after the defeat of the demon lord...
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Kyoto Int'l Manga Anime Fair Set to Return in September

― The official website for the Kyoto International Manga and Anime Fair confirmed on Wednesday that it is planning to return this year. It will take place at the Miyako Messe convention center and Kyoto International Manga Museum on September 19 and 20. As of Wednesday, 39 companies and organizations plan to take part in the event. As in previous years, the event will have an exhibition of manga and...
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Bandai Namco Collectibles Holds Gundam Online Expo in U.S.A.

12-day event starts on August 20 ― Bandai Namco Collectibles (also known as Bluefin) announced on Tuesday that it will hold the "first-ever" Gundam Online Expo event in the United States. The event will run from August 20 to August 31. The event will feature the Gunpla World Ver.MG exhibit and an augmented reality version of Japan's Gundam Base Tokyo venue. Exclusive merchandise will be available for...
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Kamen Rider Ex-Aid Actor Hiroki Iijima Tests Positive for COVID-19

Iijima's agency reported fever, mild symptoms ― The Oscar Promotion talent agency announced on Tuesday that Kamen Rider Ex-Aid actor Hiroki Iijima tested positive for the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) after PCR testing on Monday. Iijima had measured his body temperature on Sunday morning due to malaise, and he reported a fever with a temperature of 37.5 °C (99.5 °F). When his temperature did not...
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Ikki Tousen, Elfen Lied's Studio Arms Declares Bankruptcy

Also known under formal name Common Sense; produced Mezzo, Queen's Blade, Samurai Girls ― Credit research company Tokyo Shoko Research (TSR) reported on Tuesday that Common Sense, the official company name for the anime studio Arms, has declared bankruptcy through the Tokyo District Court. The company had filed for special liquidation on July 22, after deciding on that course of action through a shar...
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Rurouni Kenshin Stage Musical Unveils Mario Kuroba in Costume as Shishio

"Kyoto Arc" musical runs November 3-December 15 ― The official website for the stage musical of the "Kyoto Arc" of Nobuhiro Watsuki's Rurouni Kenshin manga unveiled a new cast visual on Wednesday showing Mario Kuroba as antagonist Makoto Shishio. World-renowned photographer Leslie Kee shot the photo. The musical will run at the IHI Stage Around Tokyo from November 3 to December 15. Teppei Koike will ...

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Wotakoi: Love is Hard for Otaku Manga Gets New Anime Episode

Episode about Naoya, Kō ships with 10th manga volume in 2021 ― The ninth compiled book volume of Fujita's Wotakoi: Love is Hard for Otaku (Otaku ni Koi wa Muzukashii) manga revealed on Wednesday that a limited edition of the manga's 10th volume will bundle the manga's second original anime disc in 2021. The episode on the disc will center on Naoya (Yuuki Kaji) and Kō (Aoi Yūki). Fujita also drew the ...
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New Seven Deadly Sins TV Anime Premieres in January 2021 After COVID-19 Delay

The Seven Deadly Sins: Dragon's Judgement delayed from October ― The official website for the Seven Deadly Sins anime revealed on Wednesday that Nanatsu no Taizai: Fundo no Shinpan (The Seven Deadly Sins: Dragon's Judgement), the franchise's new television anime series, will premiere on TV Tokyo and five affiliate channels, as well as on BS-TV Tokyo, in January 2021. It also unveiled a new visual for...
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Sailor Moon Eternal Films Casts Amazon Trio Characters

Shouta Aoi, Toshiyuki Toyonaga, Satoshi Hino join 2-part film project ― The official website for the Sailor Moon franchise revealed the voice cast members for the Amazon Trio characters for the Bishōjo Senshi Sailor Moon Eternal (Pretty Guardians Sailor Moon Eternal The MOVIE) two-part anime film project on Wednesday. The cast includes (left to right in image above) Shouta Aoi as Fish Eye, Satoshi Hi...
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Princess Tutu ‒ Episode 19-20

Duck isn't the only one hoping someone can turn the page. Fakir finding all of the ripped out endings is symbolic of how he subconsciously feels that he ruined his chance of changing the story.
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The God of High School ‒ Episode 5

The good news is the show back to doing what it does best, which is focusing on the action spectacle. MAPPA delivered the most eye-scorchingly gorgeous and well-choreographed animation of the season.
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Outlaw Star ‒ Episode 21-22

Melfina wants to know who she is, Gene swears to help her, and then they both occasionally mope about it when they're not caught up in a side mission.
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Kadokawa to Open Interactive 'EJ Anime Hotel' in October

Opens with KonoSuba, Railgun T, Bofuri, Uzaki-chan, Yuki Yuna rooms ― Kadokawa will open its interactive anime concept hotel "EJ Anime Hotel" in Tokorozawa City, Saitama Prefecture on October 1. The hotel will contain 33 rooms altogether, and will open with rooms themed around the KonoSuba – God's blessing on this wonderful world!!, A Certain Scientific Railgun T, BOFURI: I Don't Want to Get Hurt, so...
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Fruits Basket ‒ Episode 43

There have been many hints that a teen as sullen and misbehaving as Rin would have a harsh backstory, but her story of abandonment and neglect at nearly every turn is as painful as it gets.

Crunchyroll Adds Strike the Blood OVAs, Hakubo Anime Film to Catalog

1st Strike the Blood OVA, Hakubo film begin streaming on Tuesday ― Crunchyroll announced on Tuesday that it will stream three Strike the Blood original video anime (OVA) series and the Hakubo anime film. Crunchyroll will begin streaming the first original video anime (OVA) series adaptation of Gakuto Mikumo's Strike the Blood light novels on Tuesday at 6:00 p.m. EDT in the U.S., Canada, the U.K., Ire...
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Monster Girl Doctor ‒ Episode 4

Sapphentite uses Tail Whip, it's super effective, and they exit stage left.
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One Piece ‒ Episodes 934-935

Luffy's battle against the animal crackers brigade continues.
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Sega Akihabara Building 2 Arcade to Close on August 30

Sega confirmed on its website that the Sega Akihabara Building 2 arcade will close on August 30. The arcade's Twitter account also confirmed the closure on Tuesday, and announced that it will launch four final events to commemorate the arcade's 17-year history. 【大切なお知らせ】セガ秋葉原2号館は、8月30日(日)をもって閉店する事となりました。17年間の長きにわたりご愛顧していただき感謝申し上げます。閉店までの期間、皆様に感謝を込めてイベントの開催を予定しております。最後まで全力で頑張るからみんな遊びに来てね~!!✨ pic.tw...
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Prince of Tennis' Atobe Is Here to Serve You Milk

Prince of Tennis character Keigo Atobe, resident pretty boy and a regular top-scorer in the franchise's yearly popularity contests, has a new calling in life beyond playing tennis. Starting from Monday, he has been appearing in an animated TV commercial for Morinaga Milk Industry's Miloha drink product. Atobe is depicted wearing a cow hoodie while encouraging a girl to drink Miloha with his typica...
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Ouran High School Host Club ‒ Episodes 19-20

Ouran actually made full use of its ongoing continuity and development, and it did it purely for laughs. That earns high marks in my book.
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Mashiro no Oto TV Anime's Teaser Video Unveils Main Cast Member, Staff

Nobunaga Shimazaki, Takagi-san helmer Hiroaki Akagi, Yoshida Brothers join April anime ― The official website for the television anime of Marimo Ragawa's Mashiro no Oto manga opened and announced the main cast member and main staff with a teaser promotional video and teaser visual on Wednesday. Nobunaga Shimazaki will star as the protagonist Setsu Sawamura (pictured above). Hiroaki Akagi (Teasing Mas...
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Sacrificial Princess & the King of Beasts Manga Ends in 5 Chapters

Yu Tomofuji's manga about relationship between young girl and Beast King launched in 2015 ― This year's 17th issue of Hakusensha's Hana to Yume magazine revealed on Wednesday that Yu Tomofuji's Sacrificial Princess & the King of Beasts (Niehime to Kemono no Ō) manga will end in five chapters, including the chapter in that issue. If there are no delays, the manga will end on October 5. The magazine's ...
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Orc Eiyūden Monogatari Story by Mushoku Tensei Author Gets Manga

Rifujin na Magonote began serializing story about orc on journey to lose virginity in 2019 ― The September issue of Kadokawa's Young Ace magazine revealed on Tuesday that author Rifujin na Magonote's Orc Eiyūden Monogatari ~Sontaku Retsuden~ (Orc Hero Story ~Biographical Conjecture~) story is inspiring a manga adaptation that will launch this month on Kadokawa's Young Ace Up manga website. Tsubakurō ...
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Date A Live Ren Dystopia Game Unveils Opening Video

PS4 game ships in Japan on September 24 ― Compile Heart began streaming the opening video on Tuesday for Date A Live Ren Dystopia, the new PlayStation 4 game based on Koushi Tachibana's Date A Live light novel series. Compile Heart will release the game on September 24. The limited-edition version of the game will bundle a drama CD and booklet with short story by Tachibana. People who pre-order the g...
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Yukari Higa Launches Magical Explorer Manga in August

Manga based on Irisu's novels centers on protagonist reincarnated as friend character in porn game ― The September issue of Kadokawa's Young Ace magazine revealed on Tuesday that Yukari Higa will launch a manga adaptation of Irisu's Magical Explorer - Eroge no Yūjin Chara ni Tensei Shita kedo, Game Chishiki Tsukatte Jiyū ni Ikiru (Magical Explorer - I Reincarnated as the Friend Character in a Porn Ga...

Voice Actor Toshihiko Seki Tests Positive for COVID-19

Actor's condition is stable, but he was hospitalized on Tuesday ― Agency 81 produce announced on Tuesday that voice actor Toshihiko Seki (58) has tested positive for the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19). The agency stated his condition is stable, but he was hospitalized on Tuesday. Seki started having a fever on the night of July 31, and went to the hospital the next day and was tested for the viru...
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Harukana Receive's Nyoijizai Launches Manga About Pole Dancers

Silver Pole Flowers manga centers on 2 pole dancers on separate paths ― Manga creator Nyoijizai launched a new manga titled Silver Pole Flowers in Kodansha's Comic Days app on August 1. The manga centers on two women as they travel their own individual paths in pole dancing: Hana, a college student who also pole dances in night clubs despite her family's disapproval; and Karin, a practitioner of pole...
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8 Man, Batman Manga Artist Jiro Kuwata Passes Away

Maboroshi Tantei, Gekkō Kamen artist was 85 ― Akita Shoten announced on Tuesday that manga artist Jiro Kuwata passed away on July 2. He was 85. Kuwata was born in Osaka in 1935, and he debuted as a manga creator in 1948 when he was 13 years old. Kuwata is perhaps most well known in the West for his Batman: The Jiro Kuwata Batmanga manga. The manga adaptation of DC Comics' popular American superhero r...
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Tokyo Tribe Waru Manga Ends on September 1

Manga about Shivuya Waru successor gang launched in 2015 ― The September issue of Akita Shoten's Bessatsu Young Champion magazine revealed on Tuesday that Santa Inoue's Tokyo Tribe Waru manga will end in the magazine's next issue on September 1. The manga's fourth and final compiled book volume will ship on September 17. The manga is set after the original Tokyo Tribe manga, and centers on the Shivuy...
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For the Kid I Saw in My Dreams Manga Enters Climax

Manga by ERASED's Kei Sanbe launched in 2017 ― The September issue of Kadokawa's Young Ace magazine revealed on Tuesday that Kei Sanbe's For the Kid I Saw in My Dreams (Yume de Mita Anoko no Tameni) manga is entering its climax. Yen Press publishes the manga in English, and it describes the story: As a young child, Senri Nakajou saw his family murdered before his eyes, and he's lived for revenge ever...
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SIE Outlines PS4 Controller, Peripheral Compatibility on PS5

― Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) specified on Monday which PlayStation 4 peripherals will be compatible with its upcoming PlayStation 5 console. SIE stated that specialty peripherals (racing wheels, flight sticks, arcade sticks) will work with PS5 and "supported PS4 games." The PS4's DualShock 4 controller and licensed third-party controllers will similarly work on "supported PS4 games," but w...
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Sengoku Basara Franchise Gets New Manga

Rando Ayamine, Yukai Asada launch manga this winter ― Capcom revealed on July 21 that its Sengoku Basara franchise is getting a new manga by Rando Ayamine and Yukai Asada this winter in Hero's Inc.'s Monthly Hero's magazine. This year's September issue of Monthly Hero's and Capcom revealed artwork of the protagonists Date Masamune and Sanada Yukimura. Ayamine is credited with the composition, and Asa...
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Shomin Sample Manga's Risumai Launches New Manga on August 27

Risumai debuts Konna Watashi ni Kitaishinai de manga ― The September issue of Ichijinsha's Monthly Comic Rex magazine revealed on July 27 that Risumai will launch a new manga titled Konna Watashi ni Kitaishinai de (Don't Have Expectations for Someone Like Me) in the magazine's next issue on August 27. Risumai posted a preview from the manga on Twitter on July 27. そして、新連載の告知ページも載ってます!オリジナルです!🎉🎉よろしくお願い...
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J-Rock Band SCANDAL Postpones N. American Tour to November 2021

Band to host livestream concert on August 21 ― J-rock band SCANDAL announced on Wednesday that they are postponing their North American tour dates to November 11-21, 2021 due to the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. The new tour schedule includes a new venue in New York City. The new tour schedule is as follows: Toronto - November 11 New York - November 13 Anaheim - November 17 Dallas - No...
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Anime NebrasKon 2020 Canceled

― Anime NebrasKon announced on Saturday that this year's event is being cancelled due to the risks related to the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. Badges for Anime NebrasKon 2020 will be rolled over the 2021 event taking place on November 5-7. Vendors and participants will also have their registrations rolled over to the 2021 event. Anime NebrasKon's website also stated that badge holder...

Golden Kamuy Comes to GRAND SUMMONERS in New Crossover

GRAND SUMMONERS brings more surprises with their revival crossover with popular Shonen anime series Golden Kamuy. ― GRAND SUMMONERS brings more surprises with their revival crossover with popular Shonen anime series Golden Kamuy. Golden Kamuy Crossover Highlights Newcomers and long-time fans of GRAND SUMMONERS can get the Ultimate LUCK Attacker Toshizo Hijikata ★5 unit for FREE! Highlights include: -...

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SUPER HXEROS Anime Adds 4 Cast Members

LYNN, Natsumi Takamori, Ayaka Ohashi, Yūki Takada cast as Tokyo Branch members ― The official website for SUPER HXEROS, the television anime of Ryōma Kitada's Dokyū Hentai HxEros manga, revealed four additional cast members for the anime on Tuesday. The new cast members for the Tokyo Branch (which will debut in episode 7) are: LYNN as Shiko Murasame Natsumi Takamori as Moena Wakakusa Ayaka Ohashi as ...
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Live-Action Kyō Kara Ore wa!! Film Stays at #1 for 3rd Weekend

Live-action Secret × Heroine Phantomirage!, Kiss Him, Not Me stays at #6, #7 ― The live-action film of Hiroyuki Nishimori's gag comedy manga Kyou Kara Ore Wa!! sold 231,000 tickets and earned 275,967,300 yen (about US$2.59 million) to rank #1 again in its third weekend. The film has now sold a total of 2.08 million tickets, and has earned a cumulative total of 2,659,650,650 yen (about US$25.06 millio...
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Seven Seas Licenses SUPER HXEROS Harem Manga

Ryōma Kitada's ecchi superhero manga launched in 2017, with TV anime currently airing ― Seven Seas Entertainment announced on Monday that it has licensed Ryōma Kitada's SUPER HXEROS (Dokyū Hentai HxEros) manga. Seven Seas Entertainment will release the first volume physically and digitally on February 2021. Seven Seas Entertainment describes the manga: When the mantis-like aliens known as Kiseichuu d...
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Live-Action Grand Blue Dreaming Film's Clip Shows Hand Signal Quiz

Film opens in Japan on Friday ― Warner Bros. Japan began streaming a clip from the live-action film of Kenji Inoue and Kimitake Yoshioka's Grand Blue Dreaming comedy manga on Tuesday. The clip shows protagonists Iori Kitahara and Kōhei Imamura being quizzed on diving hand signals by a senior in their scuba diving club — and getting them hilariously wrong. The film will open in Japan on Friday. The fi...
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Digimon Adventure: ‒ Episode 9

In this week's episode of Digimon Adventure:, Koshiro and Tentomon finally join up with the rest of the group!
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Funimation Adds Sailor Moon R: The Movie, Berserk Anime Films

Funimation streams Sailor Moon R: The Movie on August 7; 2nd, 3rd Berserk movies on August 14 ― Funimation announced on Saturday that it will begin streaming the Sailor Moon R: The Movie anime film in Japanese with English subtitles and in English on August 7. The company also revealed that it will begin streaming the Berserk: The Golden Age Arc II - The Battle for Doldrey and Berserk: The Golden Age...
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Hello Kitty Appointed Copyright PR Ambassador

Japan's parliament enacted more stringent copyright laws in June targeting illegally uploaded manga ― Japan's Agency for Cultural Affairs appointed Hello Kitty as its "Copyright PR Ambassador" at a formal ceremony last Wednesday. The iconic Sanrio mascot will appear in informational videos, school materials, and other avenues in order to spread awareness about Copyright infringement issues. Kōichi Ha...
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Boruto: Naruto Next Generations ‒ Episode 159

After the gang's attempts at quelling the berserk Anato prove unsuccessful, Victor's goons use advanced scientific ninja tools to bring him down.
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'Love Me, Love Me Not' Anime Film's Trailer Reveals, Previews Bump of Chicken's Theme Song

Film opens on September 18 after COVID-19 delay ― The official website for the anime film of Io Sakisaka's Love Me, Love Me Not (Omoi, Omoware, Furi, Furare) manga announced on Tuesday that Bump of Chicken are performing the film's theme song "Gravity." The website began streaming a new trailer that previews the theme song. The film will open in Japan on September 18. The film was previously slated f...
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Author Accidentally Includes Zelda Ingredients in New Novel

Thanks to hasty googling, John Boyne's new novel includes references to Octorok eyeball, red lizalfos tail and Hylian shrooms ― The perils of hasty online research for authors was demonstrated today when a Reddit user spotted a curious anomaly in a new novel. A Traveller at the Gates of Wisdom is a historical novel with a 2,000-year sweep, written by Irish author John Boyne, whose previous books incl...
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The Misfit of Demon King Academy ‒ Episode 5

We are introduced to Misa, a half-blood child of a demon and a spirit. Her very existence allows us to learn more about demon society.
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Online Survey Explains Why Mail Order Doujinshi Aren't Selling in Wake of Canceled Events

Due to COVID-19, a number of doujinshi events scheduled this year, including Comic Market (Comiket), have been canceled or downsized to prevent the spread of infection. A Japanese blogger by the name of "Director D" posted the results and analysis of a survey they conducted on Twitter regarding the reasons why doujin event goers won't purchase the doujinshi they are interested in through mail orde...
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Sword Art Online: Alicization War of Underworld Part 2 ‒ Episode 4

Most of the circumstances for Kirito's return are now in places. He just needs one final push.
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Ascendance of a Bookworm Episodes 1-26 Streaming

Rose Bridges revisits what makes this isekai series standout: a focus on classism and a plucky heroine who just wants to read! ― One of the first things I thought upon reading this anime's premise was: "Oh geez. That sounds like my own personal hell." I love books nearly as much as Main does, so I'm not sure how I would survive in a world where I was denied them. But Main manages to do as best she ca...
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Uzaki-chan Wants to Hang Out! ‒ Episode 4

these jokes are so cliché, and presented with such little enthusiasm or effort, that there's nothing to do but watch them pass by in completely unaffected silence.
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Sound! Euphonium Voice Actress Chika Anzai Announces Her Marriage

Actress played Reina Kōsaka in Sound! Euphonium, Hanabi Yasuraoka in Scum's Wish ― Voice actress Chika Anzai announced on her Instagram account on Saturday that she has gotten married. Her full message is translated as follows: "Thank you for the constant, huge support! My apologies for broaching a personal issue, but I'd like to announce that I have gotten married. I will do my utmost to ensure that...
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No Guns Life ‒ Episode 16

Victor, a man divided in both the physical and philosophical senses, continues to wrestle with his beliefs in this week's episode of No Guns Life.
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Fate/Zero ‒ Episodes 18-19

Kiritsugu is carrying so much baggage that some kind of backstory needed to be done for him at some point.
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ANN: Connect Session 2

Did you miss ANN: Connect Session 2 on Friday? The entire session is archived on our YouTube channel. Check it out and let us know if you agree with our reviewers' choices. ― Welcome to Anime News Network Connect! A collaboration between ANN and Anime NYC, ANN Connect is a new way to bring anime fans, anime creators, and the anime industry together during a time when we're all physically remote. Acr...
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Guilty Gear -Strive- Game Reveals 2 New Characters, Release for PS5/PC in Addition to PS4

Leo Whitefang, Nagoriyuki join lineup for game releasing in early 2021 ― Arc System Works began streaming a new trailer for its upcoming Guilty Gear -Strive- fighting game on Saturday, which reveals the characters Leo Whitefang and Nagoriyuki. Bandai Namco Entertainment Europe also posted the same trailer on Monday, which confirms the game is getting a release on PlayStation 5 and PC in addition to P...
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Soulcalibur VI Game Reveals Setsuka as DLC Character

Setsuka, new character creation set, free content update release on Tuesday ― Bandai Namco Entertainment Europe revealed in a video on Sunday that Setsuka will join the Soulcalibur VI fighting game as a DLC character. The character joins the game as part of the second Season Pass, and will be available as part of DLC 11 and 12 on Tuesday. DLC 12 will feature a new character creation set. The game is ...
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Kai-Ri-Sei Million Arthur Smartphone Game Ends Service on September 30

Offline version of game to remain available ― The official Twitter account for the Kai-Ri-Sei Million Arthur smartphone game announced on Friday that the game will end service on September 30. The in-game shop is no longer selling Crystals as of August 1. The staff are preparing an offline version of the game that will continue after the game ends service. The offline version of the game will retain ...
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Marimo Ragawa's Mashiro no Oto Manga Listed with TV Anime in April 2021

Coming-of-age story about shamisen player by Baby & Me author inspired animated promo video in May ― Amazon Japan is currently listing the cover of the September issue of Kodansha's Monthly Shonen Magazine, which states that Marimo Ragawa's Mashiro no Oto manga is getting a television anime adaptation that will debut in April 2021. The issue will officially ship on Thursday. The coming-of-age drama f...
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Manga Planet Licenses Raise the Demon, Enoshima Waikiki Cafe, Sound of the Sky Manga

Titles to release on August 7, 8 ― Manga Planet announced on Monday that it has licensed three manga from Shonengahosha for release in August. The following manga will release this week on MangaPlanet's subscription service: Title: Raise the Demon Story and Art: Keito Yoshikawa Release Date: August 7 Summary: One rainy day while Motoi and his friend, Reiichi were on their way home, they encountered a...
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Nintendo Reveals Top 30 Switch Download-Only Titles, Top 30 Download Version Titles in Japan for 1st Half of 2020

Minecraft Dungeons, Animal Crossing: New Horizons, top respective lists ― Nintendo released a list of the top 30 downloaded titles in Japan the first half of 2020 for its Switch console on July 25. The following titles are the top 30 download-only games for the Nintendo Switch: Minecraft Dungeons Final Fantasy VII Futari de! Nyanko Dai Sensō Guilty Gear XX: Accent Core Plus R Sabaku no Nezumi-dan! Ka...
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Kia Asamiya Draws New 1-Shot to Celebrate 30 Years of His Studio

Asamiya's Studio Tron manga also changes names to Lab Garnier ― The September issue of Shonengahosha's Young King Ours magazine revealed last Thursday that Kia Asamiya will draw a new one-shot manga in the magazine's next issue in August. The one-shot manga celebrates the 30th anniversary of Asamiya's Studio Tron manga studio, and also commemorates the studio's change of name to Lab Garnier. The maga...
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Asahi Broadcasting Group Holdings Acquires SILVER LINK. as Subsidiary

SILVER LINK. recently reabsorbed subsidiary studio CONNECT last month ― Asahi Broadcasting Group Holdings announced that it has acquired the animation studio SILVER LINK. as a subsidiary company as of Monday. SILVER LINK. recently reabsorbed its subsidiary anime studio CONNECT and dissolved the company last month. SILVER LINK. inherited all of CONNECT.'s rights. SILVER LINK. was established in Decemb...
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Kouta Hirano's Drifters Manga Resumes After 7-Month Hiatus

1st new chapter since December 2019 debuted on Thursday ― The September issue of Shonengahosha's Young King Ours magazine published the first new chapter of Kouta Hirano's Drifters manga in seven months last Thursday. Before the current chapter, the previous chapter appeared in the magazine's February 2020 issue last December. Dark Horse Comics publishes the manga in North America, and it describes t...
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futekiya Boys-Love Manga Service Adds 7 Shodensha Titles

4 new volumes, releases for previous announcements also added ― Fantasista, Inc.'s futekiya boys-love manga subscription service announced on Saturday that it has licensed seven new titles from publisher Shodensha. The company also revealed new volumes and releases for previously announced titles. The newly announced titles include: Ake Susaki's Ryu no Otto - Bokoku no Kami (pictured at right) Hana I...
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The Promised Neverland Creators Pen New 1-Shot Manga

45-page "Shinrei Shashinshi Kōno Saburō" 1-shot debuts on August 11 ― This year's 35th issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine revealed on Monday that Kaiu Shirai and Posuka Demizu will publish a one-shot manga titled "Shinrei Shashinshi Kōno Saburō" (Supernatural Photographer Saburō Kōno) in the magazine's next issue on August 11. The one-shot will be 45 pages long and will focus on a photog...
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Crunchyroll Adds Subtitled Version of Zo Zo Zombie Anime

English dub of the shorts had premiered on March 19 ― Crunchyroll started streaming 13 English-subtitled episodes of Zo Zo Zombie, Canadian toy and media company Spin Master and Shogakukan-Shueisha Production's animated series based on Yasunari Nagatoshi's Zo Zo Zo Zombie (Zo Zo Zo Zombie-kun) manga, on Thursday. Crunchyroll had launched the first five episodes of the series with an English dub on Ma...
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Pokémon Journeys TV Anime Casts Yōko Hikasa as Bea

Eri Kitamura voiced Fighting Pokémon gym leader in Twilight Wings anime ― The ongoing television anime Pokémon Journeys: The Series has cast Yōko Hikasa as gym leader and Fighting Pokémon user Bea (Saitō). Bea appeared in the Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield Nintendo Switch role-playing games as the gym leader of Stow-on-Side Stadium. In the anime, she joins the World Coronation Series with her Pokém...

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Shizuka Furuya Returns to Voice Acting 5 Years After Paralyzing Accident

Nichijō voice actress retired in 2015 after paralysis from traffic collision ― Voice actress Shizuka Furuya announced on Saturday that she is returning to voice acting work, five years after announcing her retirement in 2015. In an interview with the Animate Times website, she revealed that the reason she retired in 2015 was due to being hit by a truck in a traffic accident, with half of her body sub...
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Funimation Streams 2-Part My Hero Academia Original Video Anime on August 15

OVA to be available "worldwide" simultaneously ― Funimation announced on Sunday that it will stream the new two-part "Boku no Hero Academia: Ikinokore! Kesshi no Survival Kunren" original video anime for the My Hero Academia franchise on the same day it comes out in Japan. The OVA will stream in Japan on August 16, and will debut on Funimation with English subtitles on August 15. The Mainichi Shimbun...
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Evangelion to Sell Official NERV Emergency Rations

When the apocalypse strikes, the Evangelion series is looking out for you. Assorted sets of official NERV emergency rations will go on sale in Japan through the AmiAmi anime goods retailer starting from early August. Each set will include five packets of 200g rice and five types of food: beef curry, beef stew, gyūdon, chūkadon, and Japanese hamburg steak. The rations are best eaten within three ye...
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Doraemon Series Releases Bamboo-copter Toy for Adults

The Doraemon series released a toy of the Bamboo-copter, one of Doraemon's iconic tools, on Thursday. The toy has been developed by Tamashii Nations' "Proplica" (a portmanteau of "prop" and "replica") line of character items aimed at adult collectors. This 31-centimeter Bamboo-copter toy includes a hairband so that it can be worn on one's head, and has propeller parts that can move. It costs 2,750...
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After School Dice Club

After School Dice Club offers the best of both worlds in terms of narrative and iyashikei anime. It takes the emphasis on friendship and adds just enough development and structure to keep the tension and interest. ― After the first episode, I was ready to dismiss After School Dice Club as fine, but generic, cute girls hobby anime. The kind of show that's all well and good if that's your thing, but un...

Shonen Jump Teases One Piece Manga is Headed Toward 'Upcoming Final Arc'

Latest One Piece Magazine volume has theme of rereading manga to "prepare for climax" ― In an advertisement for the upcoming One Piece Magazine volume 10 on September 4, this year's 35th issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine teased on Monday that Eiichiro Oda's One Piece manga is "headed toward the upcoming final arc." The advertisement did not give any more specifics. The advertisement mad...
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Yu-Gi-Oh! Sevens Anime Gets Comedy Spinoff Manga

Megumi Sasaki draws manga launching on August 4 ― This year's 35th issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine revealed on Monday that Yu-Gi-Oh! Sevens, the new television anime for the Yu-Gi-Oh! franchise, will get a new manga in the Saikyō Jump magazine starting in the September issue on August 4. Megumi Sasaki is writing the manga, titled Yu-Gi-Oh! Sevens: Boku no Road Gakuen (My Road Academy)...
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Captain Tsubasa Manga Gets Complete Digital Bilingual Version in Japanese, English

Release will be for Progress Technologies' "eOneBook" reader device ― This year's 35th issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine revealed on Monday that Yōichi Takahashi's Captain Tsubasa manga is getting a complete bilingual edition digitally in Japanese and English as part of the manga's 40th anniversary. The release will mark the first time the manga is getting an English release. The biling...
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My Hero Academia Gets New Original Anime Episode Streaming on August 16

New episode to feature training exercise before provisional pro hero exam ― This year's 35th issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine revealed on Monday that the My Hero Academia franchise will get a new original anime episode that will stream in Japan starting on August 16. The anime will stream exclusively on Hulu in Japan starting on August 16, and will stream on August 30 on other services...
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Japan's Video Game Rankings, July 20-26

Animal Crossing: New Horizons returns to #1 ― Japan's Game Ranking: July 20-26 Rank System Title Publisher Release Date Weekly Copies Total Copies 1NSwAnimal Crossing: New Horizons Nintendo March 20 94,115 5,280,398 2PS4Ghost of Tsushima Sony Interactive Entertainment July 17 53,387 266,302 3NSwPaper Mario: The Origami King Nintendo July 17 50,643 159,735 4NSwRing Fit Adventure Nintendo October 18, 2...
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Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Film's New Trailer Previews LiSA's New Song

LiSA, Yuki Kajiura return from TV anime with new theme "Homura" ― A live-streamed program for Demon Slayer - Kimetsu no Yaiba – The Movie: Mugen Train (Kimetsu no Yaiba: Mugen Ressha-Hen) debuted a new full trailer and new main visual on Sunday. The trailer announces and previews the new theme song ”Homura" (Flame) by returning singer LiSA: #NEWS Fall deeper into an endless dream with the brand new t...
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Japanese Animation TV Ranking, July 20-26

Kyoto Animation's Baja no Studio: Baja no Mita Umi OVA earns 4.3% rating ― Title Station Date Time Length Average Household Rating Sazae-san Fuji TV July 26 (Sun) 18:30 30 min. 8.9 Detective Conan NTV July 25 (Sat) 18:00 30 min. 8.1 Chibi Maruko-chan Fuji TV July 26 (Sun) 18:00 30 min. 6.3 Hakushon Daimaō 2020 NTV July 25 (Sat) 17:30 30 min. 4.9 Baja no Studio: Baja no Mita Umi NHK July 23 (Thu) 8:1...
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Japanese Animation TV Ranking, July 13-19

Kyou Kara Ore Wa!! live-action TV special earns 11.2% rating ― The live-action Kyou Kara Ore Wa!! television special, a spinoff from the recent Kyou Kara Ore Wa!! film, aired on NTV on Friday, July 17 at 9:00 p.m., and it earned an 11.2% rating. Title Station Date Time Length Average Household Rating Sazae-san Fuji TV July 19 (Sun) 18:30 30 min. 9.5 Detective Conan NTV July 18 (Sat) 18:00 30 min. 6.9...
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Variety: Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Game to Get 'Anime' Adaptation

Derek Kolstad will write, produce series ― The Variety entertainment trade magazine reported on Thursday that Netflix and Ubisoft have teamed up to produce an "anime" series based on the Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell video game franchise. Derek Kolstad will be the writer and executive producer for the series. Netflix, Ubisoft, and Derek Kolstad's representatives have yet to announce production details a...

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Rent-A-Girlfriend ‒ Episode 4

I can totally understand why our dumpster fire of a lead would still be so fanatical, even if it's clear to the audience that Mami's less than radical.
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Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma: The Fifth Plate ‒ Episode 5

Since a large piece of this Blue is about the fight between the legitimate and underworld chefs, I feel like “Soma sucks because he's from a diner” biases really could go away.
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Fire Force ‒ Episode 29

“Corna (Sign of the Devil)/A Secret Plan” may have an awfully unwieldy title, but it's focus is laser-sharp and trained on an exceptionally straightforward scenario.
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Sailor Moon's Luna Inspires Lingerie

Luna's human form in Sailor Moon S: The Movie has inspired a set of lingerie. There are three different sets that can be purchased: a night bra and shorts set, a long camisole with a bra cup attached, or room pants. You can get them in either the Princess Kaguya colors or Black Lady colors. The items can be ordered through Premium Bandai's official website until August 31, and are expected to ship...
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Samurai Shodown Game Adds Honor of Kings' Gongsun Li

Free crossover character debuts on August 5 ― SNK's Samurai Shodown (Samurai Spirits) announced on Thursday that is adding the Gongsun Li character as a crossover character from Tencent's Honor of Kings game on August 5. The DLC character will be available for free. The company began streaming a trailer: The game launched for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in Japan and the West in June 2019. The Nintendo...
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Kojima Productions Twitter Account Shares Daily 'Hideo Musings'

Learn what creators he's following, why his games let you shower, what he did before making games Metal Gear and Death Stranding developer Hideo Kojima has been sharing daily musings about his work and life through the Kojima Productions Twitter account. The first "Hideo Musings" concerns the reason which actors and creators Kojima is following: "Hideo's Musings" Get a glimpse inside Hideo's inner ...
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Young Jump Gets Special Issue Focused on Sports

Yū Sasuga, Yūji Ninomiya, Forbidden Shibukawa contribute manga to publication launching on August 17 ― This year's 35th issue of Shueisha's Young Jump magazine revealed on Thursday that Shueisha will publish the companion supplement Young Jump Sports with a focus on sports stories on August 17. The supplement will feature the following one-shot sports stories (Note: romanizations are not confirmed.):...
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Gundam Side Story: The Blue Destiny Manga Nears 'Final Battle'

Manga launched in September 2015 ― This year's September issue of Kadokawa's Gundam Ace magazine revealed on Monday that Yo Taichi and Tomohiro Chiba's Mobile Suit Gundam Side Story: The Blue Destiny manga is nearing the "final battle." Taichi and Chiba launched the manga in September 2015. The manga's eighth compiled book volume shipped on February 25. Kunio Okawara and Naoki are credited as mechani...

Right Stuf Reveals Gundam Seed Collector's Edition BD Release

Set includes remastered HD, original SD versions of 2002 TV anime ― Right Stuf announced at its panel at the Otakon.Online digital event on Saturday that it will release the Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Collector's Ultra Edition Blu-ray on December 1. The set will be available only through Right Stuf's website, and pre-orders are available now. The collection will include episodes 1-48 of the HD remastere...
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Ayumi Komura's Okuchi no Sensei wa Shojo Danshi Manga Ends

Manga about woman, dentist hooking up launched last October ― Manga creator Ayumi Komura announced on Twitter on Saturday that her Okuchi no Sensei wa Shojo Danshi (The Dentist Was a Virgin Guy) manga ended on Saturday. Komura had previously revealed that the manga would end with its 13th chapter. The manga centers on Tsubasa, a woman who meets a hot guy named Sakura at a mixer. When they continue th...
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Gundam Colony no Ochita Chi de Manga Ends in August

Manga based on Sega Dreamcast game debuted in May 2017 ― This year's September issue of Kadokawa's Gundam Ace magazine revealed on Monday that Umetarō Saitani's Kidō Senshi Gundam Gaiden GROUND ZERO - Colony no Ochita Chi de - Rise From the Ashes manga will end in the magazine's next issue on August 26. The manga is based on the Kidō Senshi Gundam Gaiden - Colony no Ochita Chi de Sega Dreamcast game....
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TONIKAWA: Over The Moon For You TV Anime Reveals October 2 Premiere, New Visual

Fall romantic comedy by Hayate the Combat Butler's Kenjirō Hata about newlyweds ― The official website for TONIKAWA: Over The Moon For You, the television anime of Kenjirō Hata's Fly Me to the Moon (Tonikaku Kawaii), posted the anime's October 2 premiere date and a new key visual on Saturday. The visual features the two main leads Tsukasa and Nasa in their wedding dress and tuxedo, respectively. The ...
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2020 Crayon Shin-chan Film Slated for September 11 After COVID-19 Delay

Originally scheduled for April 24 ― The official website for the Crayon Shin-chan films announced on Saturday that the Eiga Crayon Shin-chan Gekitotsu! Rakuga Kingdom to Hobo Yonin no Yūsha (Crayon Shin-chan the Movie: Crash! Rakuga Kingdom and Roughly Four Heroes) film will open on September 11. The 28th film in the series had been delayed from its Apri 24 opening, due to the effects of the new coro...
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Cells at Work!! Theatrical Anime to Run With New Platelet Anime Short

White Blood Cell, Platelet cast members also star in exercise video set to TV anime's opening ― The official website for the Tokubetsu Jōei-ban "Hataraku Saibō!!" Saikyō no Teki, Futatabi. Karada no Naka wa "Chō" Ōsawagi! (Special Screening Edition: "Cells at Work!" The Return of the Strongest Enemy. A Huge Uproar Inside the Body's "Bowels!") theatrical anime announced on Saturday that an anime short...

Yuki Yuna Is a Hero Franchise Gets 3rd TV Anime

1st TV anime's staff returns for Dai-Mankai no Shō anime ― A live-streamed program for the fifth anniversary of the Yuki Yuna Is a Hero franchise announced a new television anime on Saturday. The new anime is titled Yūki Yūna wa Yūsha de Aru Dai-Mankai no Shō (Yuki Yuna Is a Hero: The Great Full Blossom Arc). 「結城友奈は勇者である」の5周年を記念して発表された、勇者部五周年六箇条の最後がついに発表されました!「結城友奈は勇者である 大満開の章」のTVアニメ制作が決定しました♪続報にもご期待...
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1st Fate/Grand Order Anime Film Slated for December 5 After COVID-19 Delay

Originally scheduled for August 15 in Japan ― The first film in the Fate/Grand Order The Movie Divine Realm of the Round Table: Camelot (Fate/Grand Order Shinsei Entaku Ryōiki Camelot) film project has been rescheduled to December 5. The film had been delayed from its August 15 opening, due to the effects of the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) on its production. On Saturday, the online service Ani...
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Katana Maidens: Toji no Miko Original Video Anime Casts Maki Kawase

Kawase plays new character Hirona Nitta in 2-volume 2020 anime ― The official website for Katana Maidens – Tomoshibi (Toji no Miko: Kizamishi Issen no Tomoshibi), the original video anime of the Toji no Miko: Kizamishi Issen no Tomoshibi smartphone game, announced a new cast member on Friday. Maki Kawase plays the new character Hirona Nitta: The website also posted at 23-minute compilation that recap...

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ANN: Connect Session 2

ANN Executive Editor Lynzee Loveridge and reviewers Rebecca Silverman, James Beckett, and Caitlin Moore countdown their favorite anime of this summer. What are you watching and what should you be watching? Find out in 28 Minutes! ― Welcome to Anime News Network Connect! A collaboration between ANN and Anime NYC, ANN Connect is a new way to bring anime fans, anime creators, and the anime industry tog...
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Ushijima the Loan Shark Spinoff Manga About Nikumamushi Returns This Summer

Series launched in February 2017 ― This year's 35th issue of Shogakukan's Big Comic Spirits magazine revealed on Monday that Yu Hayato's Yamikin Ushijima-kun Nikumamushi Densetsu (Ushijima the Loan Shark: The Legend of Nikumamushi) spinoff manga will return this summer. The manga last went on hiatus in April 2019 and returned in summer of that year. The manga launched on Shogakukan's online magazine ...
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Virtual YouTuber Agency Hololive Apologizes For Uploading Videos Without Copyright Permission

Unauthorized videos have been set to private or deleted, will be restored pending review ― Cover Corp, the company which runs the Virtual YouTuber agency Hololive, issued an apology on its website on Thursday for uploading contents without copyright permission. According to the statement, the company has received notices that it has violated copyright on videos across its various YouTube channels, an...
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Otaquest Connect Digital Event Features Mamoru Miyano, Shigeto Koyama, Hiromi Wakabayashi, More

Also: My Hero Academia anime's directors Kenji Nagasaki, Masahiro Mukai ― Otaquest announced on Friday that the online convention "OTAQUEST CONNECT" will feature the following guests: Voice actor Mamoru Miyano - Death Note's Light Yagami, Mobile Suit Gundam 00's Setsuna Directors Kenji Nagasaki and Masahiro Mukai - My Hero Academia Character/mechanical designer and art director Shigeto Koyama - Proma...
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Observer: My Hero Academia Is U.S.'s 2nd Most 'In-Demand' TV Title in Last 60 Days

Data is tracked through social media, fan ratings, piracy Observer reported last Friday that the My Hero Academia television anime is the 2nd most "in-demand" TV title in the United States in the last 60 days, citing data from Parrot Analytics that measures popularity through social media, fan ratings, and piracy. The full top 10 list is as follows: SpongeBob SquarePants My Hero Academia Game of Th...
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The Millionaire Detective Anime Gets Stage Play in October

Daisuke Nishida directs, Taku Kishimoto writes play starring Yо̄jirо̄ Itakawa, Shūji Kikuchi The Millionaire Detective - Balance: UNLIMITED, the television anime of Yasutaka Tsutsui's bestselling detective novel Fugō Keiji (Wealthy Detective), is inspiring a stage play. Millionaire Detective Balance: UNLIMITED The STAGE will run at the Shinagawa Prince Hotel Club's eX in Tokyo from October 2-11. Th...
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A Certain Scientific Railgun T ‒ Episode 17

The events here instead entirely focus on Kuroko (and to a lesser extent Uiharu) working with Shaei Miyama to thwart various accidents predicted by Shaei's Precognition ability.
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Higurashi: When They Cry Gets Smartphone Game This Summer

iOS/Android game features all-new story with script by Kiichi Kanou ― An official website opened on Friday to announce that the Higurashi: When They Cry franchise is getting a smartphone game titled Higurashi no Naku koro ni Mei this summer. The game will feature a completely new story, and Ryukishi07 is credited with cooperation on the original work. Smileaxe is developing the game, and D-techno is ...
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Overlord, SSSS.Gridman Singer Masayoshi Ōishi Announces His Marriage

Partner is a woman outside the entertainment industry ― Singer Masayoshi Ōishi announced on Twitter on Friday that he has gotten married to a woman outside the entertainment industry. He assured his fans that he will continue his music and entertainment work as usual and give life his all. Ōishi has performed theme songs for Overlord (all three seasons), Hand Shakers, Ace of Diamond, Ace of Diamond: ...
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Appare-Ranman! ‒ Episode 5

After nearly half a season of build up, it's finally time for the Trans-America race to begin!
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Naruto Triple Feature Collector's Edition Blu-Ray Features Cover Art By Comic Book Artist Whilce Portacio

Right Stuf Anime posted a listing on Thursday for Viz Media's Naruto Triple Feature Collector's Edition Blu-Ray. The release bundles three films: Naruto the Movie: Ninja Clash in the Land of Snow, Naruto the Movie: Legend of the Stone of Gelel, and Naruto the Movie: Guardians of the Crescent Moon Kingdom. The product description states that the cover art was drawn by comic book artist Whilce Porta...
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RetroCrush Adds Arcadia of My Youth, Medabots, Unico, Swan Lake, Dear Brother Anime

7 titles launch on service in August ― Digital Media Rights revealed on Thursday that it has licensed seven 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 August. The titles will launch on consecutive Fridays in August: The Fantastic Adventures of Unico - August 7 Unico In...
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My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU Climax ‒ Episode 4

Haruno is resigned to her lot in life and tortures those around her—likely because misery loves company and because she wants everyone to be as disillusioned with life as she is
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Ride Your Wave Anime Film's English Dub Clip Streamed

GKIDS, Shout! Factory release film on home video on August 4 ― GKIDS began streaming an English dub clip from Masaaki Yuasa's Ride Your Wave anime film on Friday. GKIDS and Shout! Factory will release the anime film digitally and on home video on August 4. The film will be available for digital download and on demand, as well as Blu-ray Disc/DVD combo pack and standalone DVD. The release will include...
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The Millionaire Detective - Balance: UNLIMITED ‒ Episode 3

he Millionaire Detective exists in a space somewhere between James Bond and Batman, with fancy gadgets, random sexy ladies, and oodles of ludicrous tech and money.
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Bleach: Brave Souls Game Gets PC Release This Summer

iOS/Android game launched in Japan in July 2015, worldwide in January 2016 ― KLab announced on Friday that its Bleach: Brave Souls game will get a release for PC via Steam this summer. The release will be available in Japanese, English, French, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Korean, and Thai. Players will be able to access the release in the same regions as the original smartphone game, and...
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Assault Lily Bouquet Anime Premieres on October 1

― The official website for the Assault Lily mixed-media franchise revealed on Friday that the Assault Lily Bouquet television anime will premiere on TBS on the night of October 1 at 1:28 a.m. (effectively, October 2). The series will then debut on BS-TBS on October 3 at 2:00 a.m. (effectively, October 4). The anime will also begin exclusively streaming on Amazon Prime Video on October 1, though the ...

Crunchyroll Removes 77 Sentai Filmworks Titles

All 77 titles slated for removal this Saturday ― Crunchyroll announced on Thursday that it will remove 77 anime titles from its service on Saturday, August 1. Sentai Filmworks holds the license to all 77 titles. The titles slated for removal include: Action Heroine Cheer Fruits AKB0048 AMNESIA Aoharu x Machinegun ARGEVOLLEN BAKUON!! Battle Girl High School Bodacious Space Pirates Broken Blade Captain...
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