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My Instant Death Ability is So Overpowered Light Novels Get TV Anime

Tsuyoshi Fujitaka's story of boy abandoned in another world, but with Instant Death ability

Crunchyroll to Stream Bofuri Season 2, Why Raeliana Ended Up at the Duke's Mansion, A Galaxy Next Door, The Fire Hunter, My Clueless First Friend, More Anime

Also: Chillin' in My 30s after Getting Fired from the Demon King's Army, My Home Hero, Sorcerous Stabber Orphen Season 3

Saint Seiya Manga's Live-Action Knights of the Zodiac Film Previews Action in Longer Teaser

Mackenyu stars in 2023 film

Kizuna Ai's Kizuna no Allele Anime Reveals Cast, Staff, Visuals, 1st Promo Video

Seires premieres in 2023

Kodansha USA Licenses The Shape-Shifting Witch's Kiss, Beast #6 Manga

Both manga debut digitally in December

Interview: Denji, Aki, Power, and Makima Dub Actors Discuss Smash-Hit Anime Chainsaw Man

We talked to Ryan Colt Levy, Reagan Murdock, Sarah Wiedenheft, and Suzie Yeung about starring in the smash-hit anime Chainsaw Man, what makes it special, and their experiences working on the show.

This Week in Anime - Grown-Up Rin and Co. Get Cozy in Laid-Back Camp the Movie

Camping with your friends gets harder when you add adult responsibilities like a full-time job. The Laid-Back Camp movie brings the gang back together as they try to revitalize a camp site.

Attack on Titan Creator Hajime Isayama at Anime NYC

The manga's controversial ending loomed heavily over the hit manga creator's appearance in NYC, culminating in an apology and cheers of reassurance from fans.

This Week in Anime - Why You Should Rock Out with Bocchi the Rock!

The "girls form a band" anime eschews the tropes of its predecessors by taking an honest look at social anxiety backed by some killer music.
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Quintessential Quintuplets the Movie

Now in U.S. theaters! If you've somehow managed to remain unspoiled about the ending of The Quintessential Quintuplets, then this movie will finally resolve your burning questions...but it could have looked better while doing it. ― If you've somehow managed to remain unspoiled about the ending of The Quintessential Quintuplets, then this movie will finally resolve your burning questions. It does an i...
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This Week in Games - Chris Pratt Meets The Banana Slamma

The new Mario Bros. movie trailer reignites discussion about Chris Pratt's casting, Balan Wonderland's Yuji Naka is arrested, and Team Ninja teases a return to their classics. ― Welcome back, everyone! Apologies for the sudden absence last week; with Thanksgiving being when it was, it wasn't quite possible to get a column out. So I'm hoping folks had a fun time with people they love. And I'm also hop...
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Mahjong Parlor of Love GN

A better-than-usual translation from Media Do isn't enough to sell this middle-of-the-road BL title. ― It's best to say this first: Mahjong Parlor of Love, another BL title licensed by Media Do, has a substantially better translation than previous titles from the same line that I have reviewed. The translation is fluid and natural, and if the cover shows the usual English title confusion, that's in n...
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The ANN Aftershow - Chainsaw Man Takes It Up to Eleven

Lynzee and James discuss the wild rollercoaster that is Chainsaw Man episode 8. Does Denji do the deed with Himeno? Will Denji ever get the taste of vomit out of his mouth? Are all the Devil Hunters' lives in danger? ― Chainsaw Man Adds Barf to the Menu Lynzee and James discuss the wild rollercoaster that is Chainsaw Man episode 8. Does Denji do the deed with Himeno? Will Denji ever get the taste of...
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Pokémon Scarlet and Violet

The new mainline title has sold over 10 million copies and is the fastest-selling game in Nintendo history. It has a boatload of innovative and call-back features for fans but...it also runs like garbage. ― Have you heard of the fable of the Monkey's Paw? Or the idea of having one's wishes granted but not in a desired form or manner? That is probably the best way that I can describe my feelings towar...
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Shin Ultraman at Anime Frontier Give-Away ?

Thinking of going to Anime Frontier? Well, here's your chance to go FOR FREE, SEE the SPECIAL PREVIEW of SHIN ULTRAMAN from VIP SEATS, and get a Shin Ultraman poster. Image Courtesy Left Field Media From Hideaki Anno and Shinji Higuchi, SHIN ULTRAMAN is a rebirth of the classic Japanese hero, and Anime Frontier is honored to present a preview screening in cooperation with Fathom Events, Tsuburaya ...
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That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime: Scarlet Bond

There's one thing that prevents Scarlet Bond from becoming a genuinely memorable entry in the Reincarnated as a Slime franchise: Rimuru Tempest himself. ― That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime: Scarlet Bond is somewhat of a rarity in original tie-in films to TV anime that are adapted from another medium. Most films in this vein are either not in continuity or are so removed from the main story that...
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Like a Dragon: Ishin! Game's New Trailer Highlights Combat

Game ships for PS5/4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PC on February 21 with early access on February 17 ― Sega began streaming a trailer for Like a Dragon: Ishin! (Ryu ga Gotoku Ishin! Kiwami), the new "rebuilt" version of the Ryu ga Gotoku Ishin! PlayStation 3/PlayStation 4 game, on Thursday. The trailer highlights the game's combat. The company also announced that the Digital Deluxe Edition of the game...
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Glacier Bay's Crowdfunding Campaigns for Glaeolia 1 Reprint, Rei Hagiwara's Pandora Manga Reach Goals

Company also reveals Glaeolia will be available in stores in U.S., EU, U.K. ― Glacier Bay Books' crowdfunding campaigns for an English edition of Rei Hagiwara's Pandora manga and for reprints of the first volume of its Glaeolia indie manga anthology series have both reached their goals. THe Pandora campaign has three days left, but the Glaeolia campaign has ended. The company also announced that Glae...
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Comic Market Aims to Move to 120,000 Daily Capacity Next August

Event staff plan to offer tickets for international participants for event later this month ― The official Twitter account for the Comic Market (Comiket) event revealed on Saturday that the Comiket 102 event will be held on August 12-13, 2023. The account also stated the event staff are aiming to raise the attendance capacity of the event to 120,000 people per day, as long as government and local gui...
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Maaya Sakamoto Voices Haruko Akagi in The First Slam Dunk Anime Film

Film opened in Japan on Saturday ― The staff of The First Slam Dunk, the new anime film of Takehiko Inoue's Slam Dunk basketball manga, revealed on Saturday that Maaya Sakamoto voices the character Haruko Akagi in the film. The film stars: Shugo Nakamura as Ryota Miyagi Jun Kasama as Hisashi Mitsui Shin'ichirō Kamio as Kaede Rukawa Subaru Kimura as Hanamichi Sakuragi Kenta Miyake as Takenori Akagi Th...
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Killing Bites Spinoff Manga About Inaba Ends Regular Serialization

Manga spinoff launched in August 2020 ― Hero's Inc.'s Comiple website published the "final" chapter of Kazasa Sumita's Hoshigarisugi Desho!? Inaba-san (Desire Overload, Right Inaba!?) manga on November 25. While the chapter is labeled the "final chapter," the manga's afterword noted that it is only the temporary end of the manga's regular serialization. The manga's third compiled book volume will shi...
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Heaven's Lost Property, Plunderer's Suu Minazuki Starts New Manga in December

Minazuki's slapstick comedy manga to serialize in Monthly Shōnen Ace ― The January 2023 issue of Kadokawa's Monthly Shōnen Ace magazine announced on November 26 that Suu Minazuki will start a new slapstick comedy manga series titled Yūryō Bukken Mō Dame Sō: Furo, Toilet to Tenshi wa Kyōdō Desu (The Superior Manor is Already Hopeless: Sharing a Toilet and Bathtub with an Angel) in the magazine's Febru...
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Japan's Video Game Rankings, November 21-27

Pokémon Scarlet/Violet stays at #1 for 2nd week ― Japan's Game Ranking: November 21-27 Rank System Title Publisher Release Date Weekly Copies Total Copies 1NSwPokémon Scarlet/Violet Nintendo November 18 577,279 3,114,571 2NSwSplatoon 3 Nintendo September 9 39,322 3,407,477 3NSwMinecraft Nintendo June 21, 2018 11,223 2,866,629 4NSwMario Kart 8 Deluxe Nintendo April 28, 2017 11,057 4,917,646 5PS5Horizo...
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Japanese Animation TV Ranking, November 21-27

Violet Evergarden: The Movie aired with 5.1% rating ― Taichi Ishidate and Kyoto Animation's Violet Evergarden: The Movie anime aired on NTV on Friday, November 25 at 9:00 p.m. and earned a 5.1% rating. This week's episode of the new live-action series of Takeshi Natsuhara and Kuromaru's Kurosagi - The Black Swindler manga aired on TBS on Friday, November 25 at 10:00 p.m. and earned a 7.5% rating. Ti...

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Marie Iitoyo Joins Cast of Black Clover: Sword of the Wizard King Anime Film as Original Character

Film debuts in theaters in Japan, on Netflix worldwide on March 31 ― The staff for the Black Clover: Sword of the Wizard King (Black Clover: Mahо̄tei no Ken) anime film revealed on Saturday that actress and model Marie Iitoyo will voice the original character Milly Maxwell (character name romanization not confirmed) in the film. The film will debut worldwide on Netflix and open in theaters in Japan o...

Saint Seiya CG Net Anime Gets 3rd Season

2nd 12-episode season debuted on Crunchyroll on July 31 ― Crunchyroll announced at the CCXP event in Brazil on Thursday that Knights of the Zodiac: Saint Seiya, the CG anime remake of Masami Kurumada's Saint Seiya (Knights of the Zodiac) manga, will get a third season. Crunchyroll will stream the anime in North America, Central America, South America, Europe, Africa, Oceania, the Middle East, and CIS...
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Naoko Yamada, Science Saru's Anime Film Reveals Kimi no Iro Title, Fall 2023 Debut, Teaser Trailer

Reiko Yoshida writes, Kensuke Ushio composes film that follows girl who can see people's emotions as colors ― Science Saru and director Naoko Yamada (K-ON!, The Heike Story, A Silent Voice) confirmed more details on Saturday for the new anime feature film they are working on, including the title, fall 2023 debut, story outline, more staff, and a teaser video. The film is titled Kimi no Iro (Your Colo...
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Inazuma Eleven's Shūya Gōenji Enters Nike's 'Footballverse'

World-renowned players face off in humorous four-minute ad ― Fans worldwide are drawing comparisons between Blue Lock and Japan's Samurai Blue team at the World Cup, but another series has held the attention of sports otaku for years: Inazuma Eleven. Last month, the multimedia franchise made a surprise appearance in a humorous Nike ad. In the commercial, scientists in Geneva, Switzerland, create a "F...
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Beyblade Burst Gets 7th Season Anime Beyblade Burst QuadStrike in Spring 2023

Hasbro streams trailer for new season ― Hasbro unveiled that the seventh season of the Beyblade Burst anime series will be Beyblade Burst QuadStrike. The anime will premiere in spring 2023. The company streamed a trailer: Hasbro describes the story: The stage is set for a masquerade tournament, but the Dark Prince isn't the only belle at this ball! Enter: the masked Blader known as 'Quadra.' Wielding...
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Legend of the Galactic Heroes: Die Neue These - Intrigue ‒ Episode 46

LOGH: DNT - Intrigue shows off a different kind of battle this week as young Julian Mintz shakes up the status quo by "just asking questions."
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Actor Tōru Watanabe Passes Away at 61

Actor in Aesop's World, Children of the Sea anime had septicemia, bacterial gastroenteritis ― The Bungakuza theater company announced on Friday that actor Tōru Watanabe passed away on Monday due to septicemia, or bacterial blood poisoning. Watanabe had symptoms of fever and stomachache on November 20, and he went to the hospital and was diagnosed with bacterial gastroenteritis. He was later diagnosed...
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Sword Art Online Anime 10th Anniversary Book Ships on December 22

Book includes production staff comments, voice actor interview, Asuna cosplay by Love Live! Superstar!!'s Liyuu ― Kadokawa's Dengeki G's Magazine unveiled the cover of its "Sword Art Online 10th Anniversary Book" on Friday. The date (December 2) commemorates Kirito and Asuna's first meeting in Aincrad's first-floor labyrinth. The book will ship in Japan on December 22. The book will bundle a B2-size ...
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Akiba Maid War ‒ Episode 9

It's a festival episode, but in Akiba Maid War terms, that means they'll be a gallon of blood to go with the carnival games.
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Bibliophile Princess ‒ Episodes 8-9

I've said it before, but in case I still need to, Bibliophile Princess is not necessarily doing justice to its source material.
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Smash World Tour Championships 2022, 2023 Events Canceled

Nintendo decided not to license group's events for Super Smash Bros. games ― Smash World Tour (SWT), the organizers of the Smash World Tour Championships for Nintendo's Super Smash Bros. game series announced on Tuesday that it is canceling this year's SWT Championships event and next year's SWT. Nintendo issued an official statement on Thursday, claiming that it notified SWT that it would not licens...
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Lost 90s American Animated Saint Seiya Teaser Finally Unveiled

Lost media documentary YouTuber Ray Mona posts opening animation ― Fresh on the heels of her discovery of the full pilot of the American live-action Sailor Moon TV show, lost media documentary YouTuber Ray Mona unveiled on Thursday the opening animation for an American animated Saint Seiya adaptation. The proposed cartoon, titled Guardians of the Cosmos, was conceived and scrapped during the 1990s. 🚨...
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Mob Psycho 100 III ‒ Episode 9

I thought we were all having a lovely time basking in the fruits of Mob's emotional maturation, and now I have to sit with that for an entire week?
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Quintessential Quintuplets the Movie

Now in U.S. theaters! If you've somehow managed to remain unspoiled about the ending of The Quintessential Quintuplets, then this movie will finally resolve your burning questions...but it could have looked better while doing it. ― If you've somehow managed to remain unspoiled about the ending of The Quintessential Quintuplets, then this movie will finally resolve your burning questions. It does an i...
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JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle R Adds Weather Forecast, Father Pucchi (Final) as Free DLC Characters

Game also adds new stage from JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Stone Ocean ― Bandai Namco Entertainment America began streaming a new trailer on Friday for JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle R, a new version of the JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle fighting game, and it reveals that it has added Weather Forecast and Father Pucchi (Final) from the series' sixth part JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: S...
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Loop8: Summer of Gods Game's Trailer Previews Relationships, Battles

Game launches for Switch, PS4, Xbox One, PC in spring 2023 ― XSEED Games and Marvelous began streaming on Friday a gameplay trailer for the upcoming Loop8: Summer of Gods RPG. The video previews relationships and how they affect battle: The game will launch for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC via Steam in spring 2023. The companies describe the game: A coming-of-age adventure, Loop8:...
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This Week in Games - Chris Pratt Meets The Banana Slamma

The new Mario Bros. movie trailer reignites discussion about Chris Pratt's casting, Balan Wonderland's Yuji Naka is arrested, and Team Ninja teases a return to their classics. ― Welcome back, everyone! Apologies for the sudden absence last week; with Thanksgiving being when it was, it wasn't quite possible to get a column out. So I'm hoping folks had a fun time with people they love. And I'm also hop...
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Yoshitaka Amano's ZAN Anime Project Rebooted as Series

Jaymen Tokyo, Good Win produce project ― Los Angeles-based digital distributor SOZO Comics announced on Thursday that it is producing ZAN, an anime series based on Yoshitaka Amano's DEVA ZAN art. Jaymen Tokyo and Good Win will produce the project. SOZO Comics describes the story of ZAN: It is near the end of Japan's Edo era, a time when the samurai system is rapidly fading away. Zan is one of those s...
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Akio Ohtsuka, Takehito Koyasu Join Cast of Revenger Original TV Anime

Series debuts on January 5 with world premiere this weekend at Anime Frontier event ― The official Twitter account for visual novel developer Nitroplus and distributor Shochiku's Revenger original television anime revealed two more cast members for the series on Friday. Akio Ohtsuka as Kanō Gerald Takehito Koyasu as Jinkurō Isarizawa The series will premiere on January 5. The anime will have an advan...
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Chi, Blood on the Tracks, Sakamoto Days, More Nominated for 68th Shogakukan Manga Awards

13 manga nominated in 4 categories, winners announced on January 18 ― The judging committee of the 68th Shogakukan Manga Awards revealed the nominees for this year's awards. Each winning title will be honored with a bronze statuette and a prize of 1 million yen (about US$9,000). The winners will be announced on January 18. Best Children's Manga Title: Black Channel Author: Satoshi Kisaichi Serialized...
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The Magical Revolution of the Reincarnated Princess Anime Premieres on January 4

― The staff for the television anime of Piero Karasu's The Magical Revolution of the Reincarnated Princess (Tensei Ōjo to Tensai Reijō no Mahō Kakumei) light novel series revealed on Friday that the anime will debut on January 4. The anime will air on AT-X, Tokyo MX, TV Aichi, Kansai TV, and BS11. The show will stream in Japan on Abema. Manaka Iwami plays the role of Euphyllia Magenta, and Sayaka Se...
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Elden Ring, More Games Win PlayStation Partner Awards

Demon Slayer, Yu-Gi-Oh!, Gundam, Resident Evil, more win awards ― Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) revealed the winners of the PlayStation Partner Awards 2022 on Friday. The winners of the PlayStation Partner Awards 2022 are as follows: Grand Award These games are the titles with the biggest worldwide sales between October 2021 and September 2022 that were developed in Japan or Asia. Genshin Impa...
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Kizuna Ai's Kizuna no Allele Anime Reveals Cast, Staff, Visuals, 1st Promo Video

Seires premieres in 2023 ― Entertainment planning company Isaribi Inc. revealed the first promotional video, key visual, main cast and characters, story introduction, and staff on Friday for Kizuna no Allele, the upcoming anime project for virtual YouTuber (VTuber) Kizuna Ai. (The below video has English subtitles that can be toggled on.) Isaribi Inc. describes the story: This is a story about the bo...
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Kodansha USA Licenses The Shape-Shifting Witch's Kiss, Beast #6 Manga

Both manga debut digitally in December ― Kodansha USA Publishing announced on Thursday that it will publish The Shape-Shifting Witch's Kiss and Beast #6 manga digitally in December. Title: The Shape-Shifting Witch's Kiss (Toshi to Mahō wa Kiss Shidai) Author: Maho Funeno Debut Date: December 6 Summary: Tohru has a superpower – he manages to be invisible without any magic at all! In fact, the only one...
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Monster Hunter Rise Debuts on PS5, PS4, Xbox X|S, Xbox One, Windows, Game Pass on January 20

Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak expansion debuts in spring 2023 ― Capcom announced on Thursday that it will release the Monster Hunter Rise game on the PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Windows, and Xbox Game Pass on January 20. The game's Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak expansion will release for these platforms in spring 2023. Capcom is streaming an announcement trailer. Monster ...
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Ablaze Releases Ryo Sumiyoshi's Centaurs Manga in English

1st volume ships in July 2023 ― A representative for the Ablaze publisher confirmed with ANN on Friday that Ablaze will release the first volume of Ryo Sumiyoshi's Centaurs manga on July 11, 2023 in English. The manga's description reads: An epic fantasy adventure set in an alternate medieval Japan, where humans co-exist with the mythic half man/half horse beasts known as centaurs, or "jinba". A wild...

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Top-Selling Light Novels in Japan by Volume: 2022

Makoto Shinkai's Suzume & Even If This Love Disappears Tonight sell 234,777 & 259,363, followed by Overlord, That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime, My Happy Marriage, Lycoris Recoil ― Makoto Shinkai's Suzume no Tojimari novel also ranked #8 on the general bunko (pocket-sized paperbook) category. In the same category, Misaki Ichijo's Even If This Love Disappears Tonight novel sold 259,363 at #7, and...
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Top-Selling Light Novels in Japan by Series: 2022

Classroom of the Elite sells 831,643 combined, followed by That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime, Overlord, Alya Sometimes Hides Her Feelings in Russian ― This list covers sales of physical copies surveyed from November 22, 2021 to November 20, 2022. Rank Title Author Estimated Sales 1 That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime Writer: Fuse/Illustration: Mitz Vah 536,635 2 Classroom of the Elite: Yea...
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Top-Selling Manga in Japan by Volume: 2022 — Jujutsu Kaisen 18 Sells 2.11 Million

Followed by 3 more Jujutsu Kaisen books, 4 One Piece, 10 SPY×FAMILY, 3 My Hero Academia, 2 Kaiju No. 8, Kingdom, Hunter × Hunter ― This list covers sales of physical copies surveyed from November 22, 2021 to November 20, 2022. Rank Title Author Estimated Sales 1 Jujutsu Kaisen 18 Gege Akutami 2,110,599 2 ONE PIECE 101 Eiichiro Oda 2,007,590 3 ONE PIECE 103 Eiichiro Oda 1,976,427 4 ONE PIECE 102 Eiich...
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Top-Selling Manga in Japan by Series: 2022 — Jujutsu Kaisen Edges Out Tokyo Revengers

Jujutsu Kaisen sells 12.3 million, Tokyo Revengers sells 11.0 million, followed by SPY×FAMILY, ONE PIECE, My Hero Academia ― This list covers sales of physical copies surveyed from November 22, 2021 to November 20, 2022. Rank Title Author Estimated Sales 1 Jujutsu Kaisen Gege Akutami 12,282,260 2 Tokyo Revengers Ken Wakui 11,048,067 3 SPY×FAMILY Tatsuya Endō 10,600,571 4 ONE PIECE Eiichiro Oda 10,364...

Saint Seiya Manga's Live-Action Knights of the Zodiac Film Previews Action in Longer Teaser

Mackenyu stars in 2023 film ― The official website for Knights of the Zodiac, the live-action film of Masami Kurumada's Saint Seiya manga, unveiled a new teaser trailer for the film on Thursday. The new teaser is a longer version of the teaser from Wednesday. The film will open in 2023. The film's tagline is "Pegasus will rise." Toei Animation producer Yoshi Ikezawa told the news website Variety that...
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New City Hunter Anime Film Opens in 2023, Teases 'Final Chapter'

Akira Kamiya, Kazue Ikura, Harumi Ichiryūsai, Tesshō Genda, Mami Koyama all return ― The official Twitter account for the City Hunter franchise announced on Friday that the franchise's upcoming new anime film will open in 2023. Tsukasa Hojo, the original City Hunter manga creator, drew the below visual for the film, teasing "The Final Chapter Begins." Returning voice actors include Akira Kamiya as Ry...
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Crunchyroll to Stream Bofuri Season 2, Why Raeliana Ended Up at the Duke's Mansion, A Galaxy Next Door, The Fire Hunter, My Clueless First Friend, More Anime

Also: Chillin' in My 30s after Getting Fired from the Demon King's Army, My Home Hero, Sorcerous Stabber Orphen Season 3 ― Crunchyroll announced at its panel at this year's CCXP event on Thursday that it will stream the BOFURI: I Don't Want to Get Hurt, so I'll Max Out My Defense Season 2, Why Raeliana Ended Up at the Duke's Mansion, Chillin' in My 30s after Getting Fired from the Demon King's Army, ...
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The Eminence in Shadow ‒ Episode 9

When it comes down to it, this episode is about answering one question and one question only: does Cid care about any of the people he meets while in his secret identity?
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Reincarnated as a Sword ‒ Episode 9

Say what you will about Amanda, I know I sure as hell did in last week's review, but she sure can provide Reincarnated as a Sword with a cool fight scene or two.
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Chainsaw Man ‒ Episode 8

The eighth episode of Chainsaw Man, “Gunfire,” is one of the best-directed and edited productions I have ever seen in a televised anime. Chainsaw Man has its eyes on the anime throne, and anyone who has even a passing love for the art form had better pay attention.
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Former Fate/Grand Order Game Director to Reveal New Game at Indie Live Expo Winter 2022

Yosuke Shiokawa left Delight Works in February to form new studio Fahrenheit 213 ― The Indie Live Expo event announced on Tuesday that former Fate/Grand Order director Yōsuke Shiokawa will unveil a game with his new Fahrenheit 213 studio. Shiokawa left Delight Works in February to form his new studio, Fahrenheit 213, which will focus on the development of new intellectual property. In an October inte...
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Shinobi no Ittoki ‒ Episode 9

This outright war between the Koga and Iga needs to have casualties for it to feel meaningful because there's no putting the toothpaste back in the bottle after we've moved into kinetic conflict.
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Light Novel Author's Work Canceled Even After Ranking in Kono Light Novel ga Sugoi!

Zento Sakurame's Mondaiji no Watashi-tachi wo Kaeta no wa, Onaji Class no Monaka-senpai romantic comedy ranked 20th among new series ― Novelist Zento Sakurame announced on Monday that their Mondaiji no Watashi-tachi wo Kaeta no wa, Onaji Class no Monaka-senpai (The Person Who Changed Us Problem Children Is Our Classmate Monaka-Senpai) romantic comedy light novel was "canceled due to sales." Sakurame ...
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Eren the Southpaw Manga Gets Anime

Kappi, nifuni's manga about creators launched 24th, final volume on Friday ― Manga creators Kappi and nifuni revealed on Twitter on Friday that their Hidarikiki no Eren (Eren the Southpaw) manga is getting an anime. Both Kappi and nifuni shared illustrations to commemorate the announcement: Kappi nifuni The ensemble story about creators follows Kо̄ichi Asakura, a designer at an advertisement agency, ...
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Mahjong Parlor of Love GN

A better-than-usual translation from Media Do isn't enough to sell this middle-of-the-road BL title. ― It's best to say this first: Mahjong Parlor of Love, another BL title licensed by Media Do, has a substantially better translation than previous titles from the same line that I have reviewed. The translation is fluid and natural, and if the cover shows the usual English title confusion, that's in n...
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My Life as Inukai-san's Dog Anime's Character Trailer Reveals, Previews Ending Theme Song

Cast members Saya Aizawa, Mayu Sagara, Yurie Kozakai perform ending ― The official website for the television anime of Gosei Furukawa's My Life as Inukai-san's Dog (Inu ni Nattara Suki na Hito ni Hirowareta, literally If I Became a Dog I Would be Picked Up by the Person I Like) manga began streaming on Thursday a character trailer for Karen Inukai. The video reveals and previews the ending theme song...
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Saving 80,000 Gold in Another World for My Retirement Anime Premieres on January 7

The official website of the television anime of FUNA's Saving 80,000 Gold in Another World for My Retirement (Rōgo ni Sonaete Isekai de 8-Man-Mai no Kinka o Tamemasu) light novel series announced on Thursday that the anime will premiere on the "ANiMAZiNG!!!" late-night anime block on ABC TV and on TV Asahi on January 7 at 2:00 a.m. JST (effectively, January 8). The anime will get an advanced scree...
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My Instant Death Ability is So Overpowered Light Novels Get TV Anime

Tsuyoshi Fujitaka's story of boy abandoned in another world, but with Instant Death ability ― Earth Star Entertainment announced on Thursday that a television anime of Tsuyoshi Fujitaka's My Instant Death Ability is So Overpowered (Sokushi Cheat ga Saikyōsugite, Isekai no Yatsura ga marude Aite ni Naranain Desu ga.) light novel series has been green-lit. J-Novel Club offers the light novel series in ...
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Reborn to Master the Blade Anime Reveals 2nd Video, More Cast & Staff, Theme Songs, January 9 Debut

Atsushi Tamaru, Yūichi Nakamura, Katsuyuki Konishi, Mugihito join cast ― The official website for the new television anime of Hayaken's Reborn to Master the Blade: From Hero-King to Extraordinary Squire (Eiyū-Ō, Bu o Kiwameru Tame Tensei-Su: Soshite, Sekai Saikyō no Minarai Kishi) light novel series revealed the anime's second promotional video, opening and ending songs, more cast and staff members, ...
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The Iceblade Sorcerer Shall Rule the World Anime's New Video Reveals Opening Song, January 5 Debut

Musical project Sizuk performs opening song 'Dystopia' ― The official website for the television anime of Nana Mikoshiba's The Iceblade Sorcerer Shall Rule the World (Hyо̄ken no Majutsushi ga Sekai wo Suberu - Sekai Saikyо̄ no Majutsushi de Aru Shо̄nen wa, Majutsu Gakuin ni Nyūgaku Suru) light novel series posted a new promotional video and key visual on Thursday. The video announces and previews the...
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'Apparently, Disillusioned Adventurers Will Save the World' Anime's 2nd Video Unveils Ending Song Artist, January 10 Debut

Mao Abe performs ending for Shinta Fuji's story of adventurers united in their distrust of people ― The official website for the television anime of Shinta Fuji's Apparently, Disillusioned Adventurers Will Save the World (Ningen Fushin no Bōkensha-tachi ga Sekai o Sukuu Yō Desu) light novel series debuted its second promotional video and second key visual on Thursday. The video announces the anime's ...
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Opus Colors Original TV Anime Reveals Cast, More Staff, Spring 2023 Debut

Yūma Uchida, Ryota Ohsaka, Natsuki Hanae, Toshiyuki Toyonaga, more join cast ― The official website for the original television anime Opus Colors unveiled the anime's cast, additional staff members, spring 2023 premiere, and new key visual on Thursday. The cast includes: Yūma Uchida as Kazuya Yamanashi Ryota Ohsaka as Kyo Takise Natsuki Hanae as Jun Tsuzuki Toshiyuki Toyonaga as Michitaka Nanba Yuich...

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Lupin Zero Net Anime's Trailer Reveals More Cast, Theme Songs

Saori Hayami, Yoshito Yasuhara, Toa Yukinari, Toshio Furukawa join cast ― The official website for Wright Film and TMS Entertainment's Lupin Zero net anime series unveiled a new trailer, visual, and theme song artists for the anime on Thursday. The video reveals and previews the anime's opening theme song "AFRO"LUPIN'68"," and also reveals and previews the anime's ending theme song "Lupin Sanse Shuda...
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26th Detective Conan Anime Film's Teaser Previews Tech-Driven Story

New global police surveillance system launched at Hachijō-jima island ― The official website for Detective Conan: Kurogane no Submarine (Iron Submarine), the 26th film in the Detective Conan franchise, began streaming a new teaser trailer for the film on Thursday. The site also revealed the film's story. The film's story takes place on the Hachijō-jima island south of central Tokyo. Many engineers fr...
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The Quintessential Quintuplets Movie Anime's English Dub Trailer Streamed

Film opens in the U.S., Canada on Friday ― Crunchyroll began streaming a new English dub trailer for screenings of The Quintessential Quintuplets Movie (Eiga Gotōbun no Hanayome) sequel anime on Wednesday. Crunchyroll will screen the film in the United States and Canada with English subtitles and with an English dub on Friday. The company also screened or will also screen the film in the following co...
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Fantagraphics Publishes Shungiku Uchida's Minami's Lover Manga in English

Manga edition launches on June 27, 2023 ― Fantagraphics is listing Shungiku Uchida's Minami's Lover (Minami-kun no Koibito) manga for release as a hardcover book in English on June 27, 2023. Fantagraphics describes the manga: In this raunchy, moving, funny manga for adults, high school student Minami's girlfriend, Chiyomi, shrinks down to six inches tall — and moves in with him! Originally appearing ...
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North American Anime, Manga Releases, November 27-December 3

Love Live! Superstar!!, Fruits Basket the Final anime; In the Clear Moonlit Dusk, Wistoria: Wand and Sword manga ship ― Anime Releases Title Publisher Suggested Retail Price Date Cat's Eye Season 2 BDPlease Discotek US$49.95 November 29 Fruits Basket the Final BD/DVDPlease Crunchyroll/Funimation US$64.98 November 29 Fruits Basket the Final Limited Edition BD/DVDPlease Crunchyroll/Funimation US$84.98 ...
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The ANN Aftershow - Chainsaw Man Takes It Up to Eleven

Lynzee and James discuss the wild rollercoaster that is Chainsaw Man episode 8. Does Denji do the deed with Himeno? Will Denji ever get the taste of vomit out of his mouth? Are all the Devil Hunters' lives in danger? ― Chainsaw Man Adds Barf to the Menu Lynzee and James discuss the wild rollercoaster that is Chainsaw Man episode 8. Does Denji do the deed with Himeno? Will Denji ever get the taste of...

Sentai Filmworks/HIDIVE Owner AMC Networks' CEO Steps Down, Announces Layoffs

AMC Networks to lay off employees due to subscriber losses from cable-cutting ― AMC Networks' CEO Christina Spade has stepped down on Monday after less than three months in the role. The company is planning to lay off about 20% of its employees due to subscriber losses from cancellation of cable bundles in favor of streaming services. According to the company, its streaming services, such as AMC+, ha...

Voice Actress Ami Maeshima Goes on Hiatus, Steps Down from Several Roles Due to Health

Maeshima steps down from Aya in BanG Dream, Ibuki from D4DJ ― Voice actress Ami Maeshima announced on Twitter on Wednesday that she is going on hiatus from all entertainment activities for several months. She stated that it was related to her poor physical health and that she would reveal more in the future following her recovery. Maeshima is also stepping down from several roles, including Aya Maruy...
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Doraemon Toy Transforms Into His Time Machine

Takara Tomy draws upon experience with the Transformers series for new Doraemon toy ― Takara Tomy is drawing upon its experience with the Transformers series to release a robot toy next year which can transform into Doraemon's iconic time machine. The "Complete Transforming-Type Doraemon" toy is around 8.6 centimeters tall when in Doraemon mode and 11.2 centimeters when in Time Machine mode. The toy ...
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Dropkick on My Devil! Anime's Crowdfunding Campaign Funds New OVA Episode Within 35 Minutes

Long-term goal is to crowdfund 12 episodes to create 4th TV anime season ― The official Twitter account for the Dropkick on My Devil! (Jashin-chan Dropkick) television anime announced on Wednesday that its crowdfunding project met its initial goal of 30 million yen (about US$215,000) within its first 35 minutes. The first 30 million yen funds a new original video anime (OVA) episode for the franchise...
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Pokémon Scarlet and Violet

The new mainline title has sold over 10 million copies and is the fastest-selling game in Nintendo history. It has a boatload of innovative and call-back features for fans but...it also runs like garbage. ― Have you heard of the fable of the Monkey's Paw? Or the idea of having one's wishes granted but not in a desired form or manner? That is probably the best way that I can describe my feelings towar...

Pole Princess!! Pole Dancing Anime Reveals Cast for Aile D'ange Team

Yoshino Nanjō, Rina Hidaka, Saori Hayami, Rie Kugimiya join cast ― The official Twitter account for Tatsunoko Production's original Pole Princess!! pole dancing anime revealed on Wednesday cast members for the champion pole dancing team Aile D'ange and instructor Azumi. The newly announced cast includes: Yoshino Nanjō as Yukari Mikoshiro Rina Hidaka as Sana Murafuji Saori Hayami as Noa Aoi Rie Kugimi...
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Acro Trip Shōjo Comedy Manga's Anime Confirmed for 2024 TV Airing

Story of otaku girl whose obsession with real-life magical girl leads her down dark path ― A new official website opened on Thursday to confirm that Yone Sawata's Acro Trip manga is getting a television anime. The website unveiled the 2024 premiere and a visual illustrated by Sawata: Sawata had teased on their Twitter account about an announcement on December 1 (the January issue's release date) at m...
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Farming Life in Another World Anime's 1st Video Reveals Cast, More Staff, January 6 Debut

Atsushi Abe, Shino Shimoji, Aya Suzaki, Lynn star in isekai story ― The official website and Twitter account for the anime of Kinosuke Naito's Farming Life in Another World (Isekai Nonbiri Nōka) light novel series debuted its first promotional video on Wednesday. The video announces the first cast members, more staff members, and January 6 premiere for the anime. The anime stars: Atsushi Abe as Hirak...
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Yone Sawata's Acro Trip Shōjo Comedy Manga Listed With Anime

Story of otaku girl whose obsession with real-life magical girl leads her down dark path ― The Rakuten Books retail site's listing for the January 2023 issue of Shueisha's Ribon magazine reports that Yone Sawata's Acro Trip manga is getting an anime. Sawata teased on their Twitter account about an announcement on December 1 (the January issue's release date) at midnight (November 30 at 10:00 a.m. EST...
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Golden Kamuy Season 4 ‒ Episode 42

So much of what happens in this episode is quintessentially Golden Kamuy: cunning schemes, illuminating flashbacks, politics and skullduggery, emotional pleas, tearjerking separations, vomiting and farting.
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Bungo Stray Dogs Season 4's New Video Reveals More Cast, January 4 Debut

Shōya Chiba joins cast as Sigma ― Kadokawa revealed the second promotional video, an additional cast member, and the January 4 premiere of the fourthanime season based on Kafka Asagiri and Sango Harukawa's Bungo Stray Dogs manga on Wednesday. The video also previews the anime's opening song "True Story" by SCREEN mode. Luck Life will perform the ending song "Shirushi/°C." The new season will premiere...
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Murai in Love Anime's Trailer Unveils Disney+ Streaming

Comedy of student who emulates otome game character to woo teacher ― Disney+ debuted the trailer for the anime of Junta Shima's Murai in Love (Murai no Koi) manga on Wednesday. The trailer announces the anime's streaming on Disney+. The manga centers on the titular Murai, an unassuming high school boy who confesses his love for the teacher Tanaka, a woman who is a fan of otome games for girls. When T...
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Synduality Anime's New Teaser Reveals More Staff, Disney Global Streaming

Encouragement of Climb's Yūsuke Yamamoto directs human/AI story by Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai's Hajime Kamoshida ― The official website of Bandai Namco Entertainment, Bandai Namco Filmworks, and Bandai Spirits' Synduality project revealed the Synduality television anime's second teaser promotional video on Wednesday. The video announces more of the main staff and its worldwide global ...
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RPG Maker Unite Software Delayed to Next Spring

Software originally slated for 2022 ― Developer Gotcha Gotcha Games announced on Wednesday that its RPG Maker Unite software has been delayed to spring 2023. The company is delaying the release to optimize the software to ensure proper back-end coordination with the Unity Editor. The software was originally slated for 2022. The company added that the RPG Maker Unite software will launch first on the ...

Studio 4°C Animates Osamu Tezuka's Phoenix Manga for Disney+ in 2023

Story of woman leaving Earth for promise of new life on another world ― Disney+ announced on Wednesday that Studio 4°C is animating Phoenix: Eden17, a new adaptation of Osamu Tezuka's Phoenix manga for exclusive worldwide streaming (except in Mainland China) on Disney+ in 2023. The anime follows a woman named Romi and her partner as they depart from the devastated Earth and head for a new life on the...
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Disney+ Presents Wonderhatch Hybrid Live-Action/Anime Fantasy for Winter 2023

Live-action Tokyo Ghoul director Kentarō Hagiwara, Precure director Takashi Otsuka, Promised Neverland artist Posuka Demizu collaborate ― Disney announced the hybrid live-action/anime fantasy adventure Wonderhatch -Sora-Tobu Ryū no Shima- (Dragons of Wonderhatch, or literally: Wonderhatch: The Island of the Flying Dragons). The live-action segments depict the "real world" while the anime segments dep...
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Jujutsu Kaisen Director Sung Hoo Park Unveils Project Bullet/Bullet Anime

Disney to stream E&H Production anime ― Disney announced on Wednesday that Sung Hoo Park (director of Jujutsu Kaisen, Garo -Vanishing Line-) spent a decade drafting the story for an original series, tentatively titled Project Bullet/Bullet. Park's studio E&H Production and Gaga are producing the project, and Disney+ will stream it. Source: Comic Natalie
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Handyman Saitō in Another World Anime's New Video Highlights Franlil, Ninia

Elf warrior, human priest in isekai anime premiering in January ― Kadokawa began streaming a new promotional video for the television anime of Kazutomo Ichitomo's Benriya Saitō-san, Isekai ni Iku (Handyman Saitō in Another World) manga on Wednesday. The video introduces the party members Franlil and Ninia. Franlil is the forest elf warrior who cannot use magic, and Ninia is her human priest companion...

Disney to Exclusively Stream Tokyo Revengers: Christmas Showdown Anime in January

Sequel streams on Disney+, Disney+ Hotstar in Asia ― Disney announced at its Asia-Pacific content showcase on Wednesday that it will exclusively stream the Tokyo Revengers: Christmas Showdown sequel anime this coming winter. In Asia, the anime will stream exclusively on Disney+ and Disney+ Hotstar starting in January, although previous anime titles have streamed in other regions on Disney's other se...
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