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River's Edge Manga Review

For most of us who have lived through high school, the idea that it's "the best time of our lives" is a lie perpetuated by people who have forgotten high school. ― For most of us who have lived through high school, the idea that it's "the best time of our lives" is a lie perpetuated by people who have forgotten high school. Kyoko Okazaki's bleak single-volume story River's Edge is not interested in g...
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The Café Terrace and Its Goddesses Season 1 Anime Series Review

The first few episodes are so boring and uninspired that I can't recommend the anime. However, the back half is good enough that I am actually looking forward to the second season. ― When something is called a "mixed bag," the image conjured up is one of the numerous good and bad aspects, all combined at random. While that phrase could technically be used to describe The Café Terrace and Its Goddesse...
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Baki Hanma vs. Kengan Ashura Anime Special Review

This is the strongest Kengan Ashura episode and one of the weakest Baki episodes. ― This is the strongest Kengan Ashura episode and one of the weakest Baki episodes. While the interesting match-ups and novel character dynamics elevate Kengan, the lackluster fights and uninspired art and animation bring down the Baki half of this crossover. Still, more Baki is welcome, with there being no confirmation...
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Samurai Warriors 4 DX Game Review

These games front-load the fun and give the player a type of spectacle and power fantasy that can only really be found within this series. Samurai Warriors 4 DX is a great Warriors title through and through, and a surprise port dropped out of the blue for us to enjoy. Like hot-blooded warlords mustering armies in past eras, even the mere mention of the Warriors games gets people gathering into warr...
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I Was Reincarnated as the 7th Prince Anime Gets 2nd Season

1st season just concluded with 12th episode ― Bandai Namco Filmworks announced on Tuesday that the television anime of Kenkyo na Circle's I Was Reincarnated as the 7th Prince so I Can Take My Time Perfecting My Magical Ability (Tensei Shitara Dainana Ōji Datta no de, Kimamani Majutsu o Kiwamemasu) light novel series will have a second season. The second season announcement comes immediately after the...

Studio 3Hz Transfers Animation Planning, Production Business to A-1 Pictures (Update)

Sword Art Online Alternative: Gun Gale Online II anime to continue as planned with same staff ― Studio 3Hz announced on Monday that it has transferred its animation planning and production business to A-1 Pictures. The company added that its business will continue at A-1 Pictures. Studio 3Hz and the official X/Twitter account for the Sword Art Online Alternative: Gun Gale Online II anime confirmed th...

Cyber Attack Delays Kadokawa's Releases, Accounting With Niconico Expected to Stay Offline for 1 Month or More

Company reveals wide-scale cyber attack included use of ransomware ― Kadokawa Corporation issued a statement on its temporary website on Friday to announce the continued suspension of its Dwango subsidiary's Niconico video services, following the cyber attack on June 8. The company is temporarily suspending Niconico's services in order to fully investigate the circumstances surrounding the incident, ...

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Metroid Prime 4: Beyond Switch Game's Announcement Trailer Reveals 2025 Release

Game restarted development in January 2019 after original 2017 announcement ― Nintendo unveiled on Tuesday during its Nintendo Direct livestream an announcement trailer for its Metroid Prime 4 game, and it reveals the new title Metroid Prime 4: Beyond and 2025 release window for for Nintendo Switch. Nintendo announced a Metroid Prime 4 game at E3 in 2017, but restarted its development in January 2019...
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Seirei Gensouki - Spirit Chronicles Season 2 Anime's Trailer Reveals October Premiere, Cast, Staff

Hiroshi Kubo to direct 2nd season ― The official website for the television anime of Yuri Kitayama and Riv's Seirei Gensouki - Spirit Chronicles light novels began streaming a teaser promotional video for the second season, and it reveals the October premiere. The staff also unveiled a visual, cast, and staff. The season features a returning cast. Newer characters (some of whom appeared at the end of...
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Nintendo Announces The Legend of Zelda: Echoes of Wisdom Game With Zelda as Main Character

Game launches for Switch on September 26 ― Nintendo announced on Tuesday during its Nintendo Direct livestream a new game in The Legend of Zelda series titled The Legend of Zelda: Echoes of Wisdom. This is the first mainline game in the series that stars Zelda as the main playable character, as opposed to Link. The game will launch for Nintendo Switch on September 26. The story follows Princess Zelda...
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Square Enix Announces New Fantasian Neo Dimension Game by Final Fantasy Creator, Composer

Game launches in winter for Switch, PS4/5, Xbox Series X|S, PC ― Square Enix announced on Tuesday during the Nintendo Direct livestream a new role-playing game titled Fantasian Neo Dimension by Final Fantasy creator Hironobu Sakaguchi and series composer Nobuo Uematsu: The game will launch for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, and PC via Steam in Winter 2024. Square Enix...
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Nintendo Announces New Mario & Luigi: Brothership Game

Switch game launches on November 7 ― Nintendo announced on Tuesday during its Nintendo Direct livestream a new entry in the Mario & Luigi RPG series titled Mario & Luigi: Brothership. The game will launch for Nintendo Switch on November 7. There have been five games in the Mario & Luigi RPG series. The first game Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga debuted in 2003 for Game Boy Advance. Other games include ...
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Tasūketsu Anime Reveals More Cast, Half-Year Run

Toshiki Kumagai, Satoshi Niwa, Sayumi Suzushiro, more join cast for 2nd part ― The staff for the anime of Taiga Miyakawa's Tasūketsu manga revealed more cast members, the continuous two-cours (quarters of the year) run, and the anime's main visual: The newly announced cast members, who will appear in the anime's second cours are (Note: English name romanizations not confirmed): Toshiki Kumagai as Rai...
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Exclusive: Titan to Release French UFO Robot Grendizer Comic in English in September

Xavier Dorison's comic based on Gō Nagai's UFO Robo Grendizer debuted in 2021 ― Titan Comics announced on Tuesday that it will publish the French UFO Robot Grendizer, based on Gō Nagai's UFO Robo Grendizer franchise, in English in September. There will be four single issues. The first oversized issue will be over 50 pages, with subsequent issues at about 30 pages. Xavier Dorison is the writer. Denis ...
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Failure Frame Anime's 2nd Promo Video Unveils More Cast

Hitomi Ueda, Misaki Watada, Asuka Shioiri, Junichi Suwabe join cast ― The staff for the anime of Kaoru Shinozaki's Failure Frame: I Became the Strongest and Annihilated Everything With Low-level Spells (Hazure Waku no "Jōtai Ijō Skill" de Saikyō ni Natta Ore ga Subete wo Jūrin Suru made) light novel series debuted the anime's second promotional video and third key visual on Tuesday. The video announc...

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Black Butler Manga Goes on Hiatus Before Heading to Climax

Creator Yana Toboso to conduct research, prepare for manga's climax ― The official X (formerly Twitter) account for Square Enix's G Fantasy magazine announced on Monday that Yana Toboso's Black Butler manga is going on hiatus. In addition, the X/Twitter post included a statement from Toboso, stating that she will be conducting research and making preparations as the manga heads toward its climax. The...
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Go! Go! Loser Ranger! ‒ Episode 10

Fighter D adheres to the Wreck-It Ralph School of Villainous Thought: Just because he's a Bad Guy, it doesn't mean he's a bad guy.
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Animal Crossing: New Horizons x Seattle Aquarium Collaboration Set to Tour U.S.

Tour began on June 14 at Myrtle Beach, SC ― Nintendo of America recently announced it would be running the Play Nintendo Tour across the United States over summer 2024. But this isn't the only event the company has planned for the back-half of this year. Nintendo revealed on June 11 that it will also be taking its popular Animal Crossing: New Horizons Aquarium Tour collaboration with the Seattle Aqua...
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Mission: Yozakura Family ‒ Episode 11

This was a fine episode. Far from terrible, and far from the show's finest hour.

Hatsune Miku: Colorful Stage! Games Remove 2 Songs by Pusu Following Attempted Murder of Teenage Girlfriend

Pusu was member of musical unit Tuyu, along with Rei, miro ― Warning: This article describes suicide and cyberbullying. If you or anyone you know is suicidal or having suicidal thoughts, please reach out to a suicide prevention organization in your country. In the United States, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is available at 1-800-273-8255. In Japan, the TELL LifeLine service is available a...
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Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Hashira Training Arc ‒ Episode 6

This Hashira Training Arc would have turned out so much better if, like, 60% of it had been relegated to a couple of montages.
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That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime Season 3 ‒ Episode 59

Calm down, everybody. I know it was scary with those episodes of fighting and action but you're safe now, back in the endless series of boardroom meetings.
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Dead Dead Demon's Dededede Destruction ‒ Episode 3

How much social commentary can you cram into a single episode of anime? Well, Dead Dead Demon's Dededede Destruction is doing its best to find out.
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The Banished Former Hero Lives as He Pleases #13 [rate]
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1st Haikyu!! Final Film Ranks #1 in Opening Weekend in China

Film earns RMB69.4 million in its 1st two days of screening ― Entertainment news website Variety reported on Monday that the two-part Haikyu!! Final sequel film project's first film, HAIKYU!! The Dumpster Battle (Gekijōban Haikyu!! Gomi Suteba no Kessen), ranked at #1 at the box office in its first weekend in China. The film opened on Saturday and earned RMB69.4 million (about US$9.8 million) in its ...
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Spice & Wolf: merchant meets the wise wolf #12 [rate]
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Sound! Euphonium 3 ‒ Episode 11

If my biggest criticism of this episode of Sound! Euphonium is that only some of its realizations are certified bangers, it's still a resounding success.
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JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Anime Producer Hiroyuki Omori Dies

Omori joined Warner Bros. Japan in 2011 ― Warner Bros. Japan revealed to ANN in an email on Sunday that executive producer Hiroyuki Omori has died. The company did not provide any other details. Omori joined Warner Bros. Japan in 2011 and had been a producer for the JoJo's Bizarre Adventure anime, as well as a music producer for the franchise. He was also a producer for When They Cry - Higurashi, Ter...
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Black Butler: Public School Arc ‒ Episode 10

Both Derick and the Prefects found a way to live up to their responsibilities. It just happens they chose the worst possible solutions to their problems.
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Manga Up! Global Adds The Black Witch Runs Her Own Boarding House in Another World, Otherside Picnic Manga

Service adds Kei Nomiya's Isekai de Pension Hajimemashita manga, Eita Mizuno's Otherside Picnic manga ― Square Enix's Manga Up! Global added Kei Nomiya's manga adaptation of Minoru Natsu's The Black Witch Runs Her Own Boarding House in Another World (Isekai de Pension Hajimemashita. Sekai de Yuiitsu no Kuro Majo Desu ga, Kono Chikara wa Okyaku-sama no Tame ni Tsukaimasu.) in English on Sunday. It add...
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I Was Reincarnated as the 7th Prince #12 [rate]
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River's Edge Manga Review

For most of us who have lived through high school, the idea that it's "the best time of our lives" is a lie perpetuated by people who have forgotten high school. ― For most of us who have lived through high school, the idea that it's "the best time of our lives" is a lie perpetuated by people who have forgotten high school. Kyoko Okazaki's bleak single-volume story River's Edge is not interested in g...
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Millennium Parade Announces World Tour for November-December 2024

Tour begins on November 2 in Mexico ― Millennium Parade, the creative team led by King Gnu member Daiki Tsuneta, announced on Monday that they are going on a world tour titled "Who and How Tour 2024." The tour begins on November 2 in Mexico. Tour dates include: Mexico City, Mexico: Lunario del Auditorio Nacional - November 2 Los Angeles, CA: Fonda Theater - November 4 New York, NY: Irvina Plaza - Nov...
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Tadaima, Okaeri #11 [rate]
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Tonari no Yōkai-san ‒ Episode 11

I am overjoyed to report that Fuchigamori’s #1 Best and Most Purrfect Boy has returned to us.

I Was Reincarnated as the 7th Prince Anime Gets 2nd Season

1st season just concluded with 12th episode ― Bandai Namco Filmworks announced on Tuesday that the television anime of Kenkyo na Circle's I Was Reincarnated as the 7th Prince so I Can Take My Time Perfecting My Magical Ability (Tensei Shitara Dainana Ōji Datta no de, Kimamani Majutsu o Kiwamemasu) light novel series will have a second season. The second season announcement comes immediately after the...
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Re:Monster #12 [rate]
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My Hero Academia: You're Next Film's Trailer Reveals Theme Song by Vaundy

Franchise's 4th film opens on August 2 ― TOHO Animation began streaming on Tuesday a new trailer for My Hero Academia the Movie: You're Next (My Hero Academia: You're Next), the fourth anime film in the My Hero Academia franchise, and it reveals and previews the theme song "Homunculus" by Vaundy: The film will open on August 2. Mamoru Miyano and Meru Nukumi are playing original characters Giulio Gand...
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Tsukimichi -Moonlit Fantasy- #24 [rate]
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A Condition Called Love ‒ Episode 11

I feel bad that I'm not as emotionally invested in this episode as it wants me to be.
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Chillin' in Another World With Level 2 Super Cheat Powers #11 [rate]
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Jellyfish Can't Swim in the Night ‒ Episode 11

Jellyfish is a show that wears its emotions on both sleeves and delivers its sentiments with the subtlety of a meteor strike.
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Gods' Games We Play #12 [rate]
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Project ARMS' Kyoichi Nanatsuki Launches Dragon Bugyō Manga

Manga launches on June 22 ― Shogakukan's Sunday Webry manga website announced on Monday that Kyoichi Nanatsuki and Mogi Yomogi will launch a new manga titled Dragon Bugyō (Dragon Magistrate) on the website on June 22. Nanatsuki published the Project ARMS manga with artist Ryoji Minagawa in Weekly Shonen Sunday from 1997 to 2002. Viz Media released the 22-volume manga in English in 2003-2009. The mang...
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My Hero Academia Season 7 ‒ Episode 145

A lifetime of rejection has convinced Toga that anyone asking her to compromise or change is ultimately trying to control her—and she is far beyond anyone’s control now.
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Otakon 2024 Hosts Staff, Cast, Author of The Wrong Way to Use Healing Magic; Studio Trigger Staff

Trigger president Masahiko Otsuka; animators Aoi Abe, Sae Otani to attend August event ― The staff of Otakon 2024 announced on Saturday the event will host Studio Trigger president Masahiko Otsuka, and animators Aoi Abe and Sae Otani. Otakon 2024 staff also announced on Sunday the event will host Frontier Works producer Norihiro Kurosawa, anime director Takahide Ogata, light novel author Kurokata, an...

Studio 3Hz Transfers Animation Planning, Production Business to A-1 Pictures (Update)

Sword Art Online Alternative: Gun Gale Online II anime to continue as planned with same staff ― Studio 3Hz announced on Monday that it has transferred its animation planning and production business to A-1 Pictures. The company added that its business will continue at A-1 Pictures. Studio 3Hz and the official X/Twitter account for the Sword Art Online Alternative: Gun Gale Online II anime confirmed th...
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Delicious in Dungeon ‒ SEASON FINALE

Now for the real hard part: waiting for season 2 to be released…
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Kendo Kobayashi Joins Cast of Kinnikuman Perfect Origin Arc Anime

Kobayashi plays Wolfman ― The staff for the upcoming Kinnikuman Perfect Origin-Hen (Kinnikuman Perfect Origin Arc, or literally, Kinnikuman Perfect Chо̄jin/Superhuman Origin Arc) anime revealed one more cast member on Monday. Kendo Kobayashi will voice Wolfman in the anime. The television anime will premiere on July 7 on CBC, TBS, and 26 other affiliated networks with episode 0, which recaps older sc...
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Puella Magi Madoka Magica: Magia Exedra Smartphone Game's English Teaser Promo Video Streamed

Game slated for release this year ― Aniplex began streaming an English teaser promotional video on Monday for the Puella Magi Madoka Magica: Magia Exedra smartphone game. The game is slated for release this year. The game has also opened an English X/Twitter account. The game's tagline is, "Now go. Unveil the memories of these Magical Girls." The first in a series of livestream programs for the game ...
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Saint Seiya: Knights of the Zodiac - Battle for Sanctuary - Part 2 #13 [rate]
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Tokyo Revengers: A Letter from Keisuke Baji Manga Ends in 6th Volume

Spinoff manga launched in July 2022 ― The fifth volume of Ken Wakui and Yukinori Natsukawaguchi's Tokyo Revengers: A Letter from Keisuke Baji (Tokyo Revengers ~Baji Keisuke Kara no Tegami~) spinoff manga revealed on Monday that the manga will end in its sixth volume, which will ship in winter 2024. Seven Seas has licensed the manga, and will release the first volume in August. The company describes t...
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Hiro Mashima's Fairy Tail Manga Gets New 1-Shot on July 3

Manga ended in 2017 ― Kodansha announced on Monday that Hiro Mashima's Fairy Tail manga will get a new one-shot in this year's 31st issue of Kodansha's Weekly Shonen Magazine on July 3. Kodansha made the announcement on X/Twitter by posting pictures and a video of special advertisements about Mashima's works that are on display at Gokukuji Station in Tokyo. 今日の護国寺駅です。『#FAIRYTAIL』『#EDENSZERO』『#FAIRYTA...
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Darwin's Game's FLIPFLOPs Launches New Manga on Wednesday

Lord Magia no Deshi fantasy action manga centers on powerful mage, mercenary ― Shogakukan's Sunday Webry manga website announced on Monday that manga creator duo FLIPFLOPs will launch a new manga titled Lord Magia no Deshi (The Disciple of Lord Magia) on the website on Wednesday. The site describes the manga as a "student-teacher action fantasy story" centered on a powerful mage and a mercenary. FLIP...
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Shadowverse: Worlds Beyond Game Delayed to Spring 2025

Game was originally slated to launch in summer 2024 ― The official X/Twitter account for Cygames' Shadowverse online collectible card game series revealed on Sunday that the release date for Shadowverse: Worlds Beyond, the newest game in the franchise, has been delayed from summer 2024 to spring 2025. The X/Twitter account also unveiled a new eighth anniversary promotional video for the game series. ...
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Live-Action Atashino! Film Adds 2 Cast Members

Nagisa Saitō, Jūtarō Yamanaka play leads' best friends in fall film ― The official website for the live-action film of Momoko Kōda's Atashino! (Mine!) manga revealed two more cast members for the film on Monday. Former =LOVE idol group member Nagisa Saitō (left in image below, live-action Oshi no Ko) plays Akoko's best friend and rival in love Mitsuki Taniguchi, while Jūtarō Yamanaka (right) plays Ao...

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Happy Father's Day From the Anime World! Part II

To quote an iconic dad, 'Join me, and together we can rule the galaxy as father and son' ― Father's Day, the day when people apparently make the most collect calls — a far cry from the supposed number of long-distance calls made on Mother's Day. But a call to a person who helped raise many of us is still a call, and anime is filled with fathers who should get a collect call. So, here's to the dads of...
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2024 Anpanman Film's New Clip Highlights Wood Dadandan Robot

35th film in franchise opens on June 28 ― Oricon began streaming a clip on Sunday for Soreike! Anpanman: Baikinman to Ehon no Lulun (Baikinman and Lulun of the Picture Book), the 35th film in the Anpanman franchise. The video highlights the Wood Dadandan created by Lulun and Baikinman to defeat a rampaging elephant. The film will open in Japan on June 28. Elementary school aged or younger attendees w...
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Happy Father's Day From the Anime World! Part I

Ain't no father gonna order us to get into no Eva ― Fathers can be stern figures, even unbearable at times, but many do it out of love for their children. With Father's Day coming to a close, we generally show our appreciation to our fathers with something they would want or appreciate. And sometimes what they want is a simple thank you. So, here are all the “thank yous” to all the fathers in the ani...
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i☆Ris Voice Actress Idol Group Gets Documentary Film in September

Documentary features exclusive interviews with members over 6 months ― The official YouTube channel for the i☆Ris voice actress idol unit revealed that the group will be getting a documentary film titled Live & Documentary Movie ~i☆Ris on STAGE~ that will open in theaters in September. The film celebrates the group's 10-year anniversary and follows them over the course of six months. It will include ...
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Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Hashira Training Arc #6 [rate]
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Otakon 2024 Hosts Voice Actor, Singer Diana Garnet

American singer, bilingual voice actor attends August 2-4 event in Washington, D.C. ― The staff of Otakon 2024 announced on Thursday that it will host American singer and bilingual voice actor Diana Garnet. Garnet performed the theme song for the anime Tantei Team KZ Jiken Note and an ending theme for Naruto Shippuden. Garnet has voiced characters in anime and video games such as Little Goody Two Sho...

Demon Slayer: Hashira Training Arc Anime Ends With 2 Extended Episodes

Episode 7, 8 to be 40 minutes, 60 minutes long ― The staff for the Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Hashira Training Arc television anime announced on the official website on Sunday that the final two episodes of the anime will have extended lengths. Episode 7 will be 40 minutes long, and episode 8 will be 60 minutes long. Episode 7 will premiere on Fuji TV on June 23 and episode 8 will air on Fuji TV ...
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Chainsaw Man Ranks #1 in U.S. Monthly Bookscan May List

15 manga including Jujutsu Kaisen, Berserk, Dragon Ball Super, One Piece Omnibus, One-Punch Man, My Hero Academia, Kaiju no. 8, A Sign of Affection, SPY x FAMILY, Demon Slayer make list ― Tatsuki Fujimoto's Chainsaw Man manga ranked at #1 on Circana BookScan's Top 20 adult graphic novels list for May. This month's list featured 15 manga volumes, including: #1 — Tatsuki Fujimoto's Chainsaw Man volume...
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The Café Terrace and Its Goddesses Season 1 Anime Series Review

The first few episodes are so boring and uninspired that I can't recommend the anime. However, the back half is good enough that I am actually looking forward to the second season. ― When something is called a "mixed bag," the image conjured up is one of the numerous good and bad aspects, all combined at random. While that phrase could technically be used to describe The Café Terrace and Its Goddesse...
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Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation II #22 [rate]
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As a Reincarnated Aristocrat, I'll Use My Appraisal Skill #11 [rate]
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Mission: Yozakura Family Anime Adds Kazuhiko Inoue, Eiko Yamada, Yūji Ueda to Cast

Inoue, Yamada play members of Yozakura family ― This year's 29th issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine revealed three more cast members on Monday for the anime of Hitsuji Gondaira's Mission: Yozakura Family (Yozakura-san Chi no Daisakusen) manga. The new cast includes: Kazuhiko Inoue as Ban Yozakura Eiko Yamada as Keiko Yozakura Yūji Ueda as Makoto Kawashita The anime premiered in Japan on ...
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Grandpa and Grandma Turn Young Again #11 [rate]
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Vampire Dormitory #11 [rate]
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Chainsaw Man, Jujutsu Kaisen, Berserk Manga Rank on NYT June Bestseller List

― Tatsuki Fujimoto's Chainsaw Man, Gege Akutami's Jujutsu Kaisen, and Kentarou Miura's Berserk Deluxe manga ranked on The New York Times' monthly Graphic Books and Manga bestseller list released in early June. Chainsaw Man volume 15 ranked at #2, Jujutsu Kaisen volume 22 at #6, and Berserk Deluxe volume 1 at #12. The 22nd volume of Jujutsu Kaisen ranked at #2 on May's list. The first volume of Berse...
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The Duke of Death and His Maid #35 [rate]

Tokyo Revengers TV Anime Gets Sequel, Fairy Tale Mini Anime

1st Dōwa Revengers mini anime episode to retell Momotarō folktale ― An event for the Tokyo Revengers television anime announced in Chiba on Sunday that the anime will have a sequel. The event also announced Dōwa Revengers (Fairy Tale Revengers), a mini anime with the premise being the Tokyo Revengers version of various fairy tales. The first episode is based on the Japanese folktale Momotarō. Kodansh...
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Chibi Maruko-chan #1435 [rate]
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The Strongest Magician in the Demon Lord's Army was a Human Anime's 2nd Promo Video Reveals Ending Theme

KOHTA YAMAMOTO feat. Maya Akechi performs ending theme ― Happinet revealed a second promotional video on Sunday for the television anime of Ryousuke Hata, original character designer Kuma, and manga artist Anajiro's Maō-gun Saikyō no Majutsushi wa Ningen Datta (The Strongest Magician in the Demon Lord's Army was a Human) manga. The video reveals and previews KOHTA YAMAMOTO feat. Maya Akechi's ending ...
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Sound! Euphonium 3 #11 [rate]
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Captain Tsubasa: Junior Youth Arc #37 [rate]
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Voice Actor Keisuke Yamashita Dies at 83

Yamashita voiced roles in such anime as Reideen the Brave, Tico and Friends, UFO Senshi Daiapolon, more ― Theater Echo announced on Friday that voice actor and actor Keisuke Yamashita died on June 8. He was 83. Yamashita was born in 1941 and is from Tokyo. He joined Theater Echo in 1967, and acted in many of the troupe's works from 1969 through 2015. He also appeared in television shows such as Suzur...
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Mission: Yozakura Family #11 [rate]
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Go, Go, Loser Ranger! #10 [rate]
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Moriarty's Perfect Crime Novels Get 'Light Anime' Debuting on July 19

Ryōta Suzuki, Yuri Noguchi star in anime ― Animation ID announced on Thursday that Kuromeika's Moriarty's Perfect Crime (Mirai no Kuromakukei Akuyaku Reijō Moriarty no Isekai Kanzen Hanzai Hakusho) novels are inspiring a "light anime" that will air on CBC TV starting on July 19. Imageworks Studio is animating the series with production cooperation from nanogram and Studio Kaiba. Yōsuke Kubo (Dahlia i...

The Misfit of Demon King Academy II Anime Delays Last 3 Episodes

Episode 22 airs on June 28, episode 23 airs on July 3, episode 24 does not have air date ― The official website for The Misfit of Demon King Academy II anime season revealed on Saturday that the staff are delaying the final three episodes of the season — episodes 22-24. Channels will re-air an audio commentary version of episode 19 on June 21. Episode 22 will air on June 28, and episode 23 will air o...
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Why Nobody Remembers My World? Anime's Main Promo Video Previews Opening Theme by Unlucky Morpheus

Anime debuts on July 13 ― The staff for the television anime of writer Kei Sazane and illustrator neco's Naze Boku no Sekai o Dare mo Oboeteinai no ka? (Why nobody remembers my world?) novels uneveiled the main promotional video on Sunday during an advanced screening at Grand Cinema Sunshine in Ikebukuro, Tokyo. The trailer previews the opening theme song "Sekai Rinne" (World Reincarnation) by Unluck...
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Pui Pui Molcar's All-New 3D CG Anime Film Reveals Title, Visual

Pui Pui Molcar the Movie: MOLMAX to open this year ― The official website for Shinei Animation's Pui Pui Molcar stop-motion anime series revealed on Sunday the title and a character visual for the franchise's all-new 3D CG anime film (as opposed to the stop-motion animation of the previous series) that Toho Next will open this year. The title of the film is Pui Pui Molcar the Movie: MOLMAX. Mankyū (S...

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Japan's Ruling Party Puts Out Poster That Looks Too Familiar to Slam Dunk Fans

Lawyer suggests poster may be copyright infringement ― If there's one thing political campaigns like to rely on, it's popular culture. Those in the U.S. are familiar with the overtures of Bruce Springsteen's “Born in the USA” playing at political rallies and the famous Obama “Hope” poster using street art aesthetics as ways to propel campaigns for political office. The U.S. isn't alone in this, as a ...
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Totto-Chan: The Little Girl at the Window Anime Film Wins Award at Annecy

Adam Elliot's Memoir of a Snail wins top award ― This year's Annecy International Animation Film Festival announced its winners on Saturday, and Totto-Chan: The Little Girl at the Window (Madoigwa no Totto-chan) won the Paul Grimault Award for feature films. Adam Elliot's Memoir of a Snail stop-motion film from Australia won the top Cristal for a Feature Film award. Gintz Zilbalodis' Flow Latvia-Belg...

Cyber Attack Delays Kadokawa's Releases, Accounting With Niconico Expected to Stay Offline for 1 Month or More

Company reveals wide-scale cyber attack included use of ransomware ― Kadokawa Corporation issued a statement on its temporary website on Friday to announce the continued suspension of its Dwango subsidiary's Niconico video services, following the cyber attack on June 8. The company is temporarily suspending Niconico's services in order to fully investigate the circumstances surrounding the incident, ...
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Live-Action Ayaka is in Love with Hiroko Series Reveals 5 More Cast Members

Series debuts on July 4 ― MBS revealed more cast members on Friday for the live-action series adaptation of Sal Jiang's office girls-love manga Ayaka is in Love with Hiroko (Ayaka-chan wa Hiroko-senpai ni Koishiteru). The cast includes (from left to right in top row and then in bottom row): Mio Yūki as Risa Komai, a close friend and coworker to Ayaka Kyoya Honda as Yūya Saitō, Ayaka's senior at work ...
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Tonari no Yōkai-san #11 [rate]
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YATAGARASU: The Raven Does Not Choose Its Master #11 [rate]
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The New Gate #10 [rate]
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1st Yuruyuri Spinoff Ōmuro-ke Anime Film Streams 1st 6 Minutes

1st film opened on February 2, 2nd film opens on June 21 ― Bandai Namco Filmworks revealed the first six minutes of Ōmuro-ke dear sisters, the first of two "mid-length" theatrical anime of Namori's Ōmuro-ke (The Ōmuro Family) spinoff manga for her Yuruyuri manga, on Friday. The below video will be available until July 18. Ōmuro-ke dear friends, the second film, will premiere on June 21. Voice actress...
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Jellyfish Can't Swim in the Night #11 [rate]
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Baki Hanma vs. Kengan Ashura Anime Special Review

This is the strongest Kengan Ashura episode and one of the weakest Baki episodes. ― This is the strongest Kengan Ashura episode and one of the weakest Baki episodes. While the interesting match-ups and novel character dynamics elevate Kengan, the lackluster fights and uninspired art and animation bring down the Baki half of this crossover. Still, more Baki is welcome, with there being no confirmation...
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Black Butler: Public School Arc #10 [rate]
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The Fable #11 [rate]
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Kaiju No. 8 #10 [rate]
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Japan's Video Game Rankings, June 3-9

Paper Mario RPG stays at #1 for 3rd week ― Japan's Game Ranking: June 3-9 Rank System Title Publisher Release Date Weekly Copies Total Copies 1NSwPaper Mario RPG Nintendo May 23 19,180 168,833 2NSwAnimal Crossing: New Horizons Nintendo March 20, 2020 10,110 7,792,869 3NSwMario Kart 8 Deluxe Nintendo April 28, 2017 9,415 5,864,036 4NSwMinecraft Nippon Microsoft June 21, 2018 4,849 3,539,474 5NSwSuper ...
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Kaiju No. 8 Anime Inspires Smartphone/PC Game

Akatsuki Games is developing, releasing tentatively titled Kaiju No. 8 THE GAME ― A website for a new Kaiju No. 8 project ended a countdown on Saturday with its first official trailer (at the same time that the 10th Kaiju No. 8 anime episode ended). The trailer revealed that the new project is a game for smartphones and PC. Akatsuki Games is developing and releasing the tentatively titled Kaiju No. 8...
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Japanese Animation TV Ranking, June 3-9

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Hashira Training Arc earns 5.8% rating ― The episode of the live-action series adaptation of Kana Ozawa's Blue Moment manga that aired on Fuji TV on Wednesday, June 5 at 10:00 p.m. earned a 6.3% rating. Title Station Date Time Length Average Household Rating Sazae-san Fuji TV June 9 (Sun) 18:30 30 min. 7.2 Chibi Maruko-chan Fuji TV June 9 (Sun) 18:00 30 min. 6.2 Demon ...
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Studio Apartment, Good Lighting, Angel Included #12 [rate]
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Uzaki-chan Wants to Hang Out! Manga Goes on Hiatus Due to Author's COVID-19 Recovery

Take contracted COVID-19 last month, still does not have energy to resume drawing ― The official X (formerly Twitter) account of Take's Uzaki-chan Wants to Hang Out! (Uzaki-chan wa Asobitai!) manga stated on Thursday that while the manga was originally planned to have a new chapter this month, the manga is now on hiatus due to the author's health. Take was diagnosed with COVID-19 last month. Take sta...
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Case Closed #1127 [rate]
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Late Manga Creator Nami Sano Gets Memorial Project Featuring Exhibition, Collection of Uncompiled Works

Exhibition to be held in Tokyo this summer, Sano's hometown of Nishinomiya this fall ― The 115th issue of Kadokawa's harta magazine announced on Friday a memoir project for late manga creator Nami Sano for this summer. The project will have three parts. The first part is an art exhibition of Sano's works that will be held in Tokyo this summer and in Sano's hometown of Nishinomiya in Hyōgo prefecture ...
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New Mirage Queen Anime Is Film Opening Next Spring

Mirage Queen vacances élégantes film's 'super teaser visual' also presented ― Pony Canyon announced on Saturday that Mirage Queen vacances élégantes, the new anime of Kaoru Hayamine's Mirage Queen (Kaitō Queen) novel series, will be a film opening in Japan next spring. Pony Canyon also presented an early "super teaser visual." The visual features the main leads Mirage Queen (disguised as Countess Ang...
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My Hero Academia #145 [rate]
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Trillion Game Manga Goes on Hiatus Until August Due to Ryoichi Ikegami's Health

Manga will resume on August 9 ― This year's 13th issue of Shogakukan's Big Comic Superior magazine announced on Friday that Riichirou Inagaki and Ryoichi Ikegami's Trillion Game manga is going on hiatus due to Ikegami's poor health. The manga will resume in the 17th issue on August 9. Inagaki (Eyeshield 21, Dr. Stone) and Ikegami (Crying Freeman) launched the manga in Shogakukan's Big Comic Superior ...
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The Idaten Deities Know Only Peace Manga Ends in 2 Chapters

Manga entered final arc in January ― This year's 12th issue of Hakusensha's Young Animal magazine revealed on Friday that Amahara and Coolkyoushinja's The Idaten Deities Know Only Peace (Heion Sedai no Idaten-tachi) manga will end in two chapters. The next chapter will be in the magazine's 14th issue on July 12. The manga's ninth and final compiled book volume will ship sometime this coming fall or ...
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Oi! Tonbo #11 [rate]
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